Archive for November, 2017

Mobile devices has tripled since 2013, to an average of 48 minutes per day, and one third of all screen time is mobile. Going up the age scale, by the time we reach the teen years, children spend upwards of an average of four hours per day with mobile media. (Photo Credit: Courtesy clipart)

Advice for parents in choosing apps wisely

Stay involved, even as your children get older — is a major step in teaching them to be savvy media citizens.

November 30, 2017 ×
5 things you should know about ‘black ice’

5 things you should know about ‘black ice’

Black ice is dangerous because it is almost invisible when walking or driving.

November 30, 2017 ×
RBES 4th and 5th graders celebrate U.S. veterans in patriotic musical

RBES 4th and 5th graders celebrate U.S. veterans in patriotic musical

Robinson Barracks Elementary School hosted a patriotic fall musical, Nov. 15, entitled “America We.”

November 30, 2017 ×
The 500-pound bomb, defused, is lifed out of it's resting place after more than seven decades. Photo by Tony Herrera, deputy directory, USAG Stuttgart Directorate of Emergency Services

Unexploded WW2 bomb defused near Panzer Training Area

A 500-pound bomb found near the U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart’s Panzer Training Area was successfully defused by German EOD experts, Nov. 19.

November 20, 2017 ×
Firefighters demonstrate what can happen with a turkey fryer. Photo provided by USAG Stuttgart Fire Department

Thanksgiving cooking spikes mealtime structure fires

While FEMA warns of the hazards of turkey deep-fryers, the National Fire Prevention Agency discourages using them at all.

November 20, 2017 ×
Two Green Berets assigned to 1st Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne), clear a room during a Special Forces Advanced Urban Combat (SFAUC) training exercise near Stuttgart, Germany, Nov. 16, 2017.  The SFAUC exercise tests the Green Berets’ ability to lead direct action strikes in urban areas.  Urban combat is a skill 10th Group routinely trains on with multinational Special Operations partners. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Christopher Stevenson)

Green Berets conduct Special Forces Advanced Urban Combat training

Soldiers assigned to 1st Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group (ABN) conduct Special Forces Advanced Urban Combat (SFAUC) training in Stuttgart, Germany.

November 17, 2017 ×
Green Berets assigned to 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) aim down a hallway during a training exercise with Lithuanian Special Forces, Nov. 13, 2017, in Eastern Europe.  The training validates the team’s ability to provide direct-action support in concert with a European ally during a crisis response mission. This strengthens relationships with our Lithuanian Special Operations counterparts as Special Operations Command Forward Eastern Europe works to advise and train allied nations in building their internal defense capabilities.  (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Christopher Stevenson)

Special Forces train in eastern Europe

Green Berets assigned to 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) aim down a hallway during a training exercise with Lithuanian Special Forces.

November 17, 2017 ×
Students debate Tinker vs. Des Moines in RBES court

Students debate Tinker vs. Des Moines in RBES court

Gifted fourth and fifth grade students debated the landmark court case, Tinker vs. Des Moines Independent School District, at Robinson Barracks Elementary School.

November 17, 2017 ×
The pickle ornament raises a number of origin questions, from the U.S. Civil War to French and German imports to America in the 1890s. Photo by John Reese, USAG Stuttgart Public Affairs

Learning about German tree pickles and trashcan ‘beans’

Two small but interesting differences are pickles to decorate holiday trees and receiving a Beanstandung notice

November 16, 2017 ×
KC Chiefs cheerleaders visit USAG Stuttgart

KC Chiefs cheerleaders visit USAG Stuttgart

Community members having lunch at the 10th Special Forces Group dining facility on Panzer Kaserne got to enjoy lunch with six Kansas City Chiefs cheerleaders, Nov. 15. 

November 15, 2017 ×
RBES transforms the school for STEM Day

RBES transforms the school for STEM Day

Teachers, as well as special guest speakers from the 52d Strategic Signal Battalion and the garrison Criminal Investigation Division, taught various students activities for STEM Day.

November 15, 2017 ×
Baby Expo demonstrates resources available for new parents

Baby Expo demonstrates resources available for new parents

Newborns, toddlers and mothers-to-be gathered at the Patch Barracks Community Club, Nov. 4, for the American Red Cross’ second Baby Expo.

November 14, 2017 ×
USAG Stuttgart opens first volunteer run community center RB Zentrum

USAG Stuttgart opens first volunteer run community center RB Zentrum

RB Zentrum is a space where community members and organizations can hold activities, open to the Stuttgart military community.

November 14, 2017 ×
Antibiotic Awareness: What to know about taking antibiotics

Antibiotic Awareness: What to know about taking antibiotics

When you have a cough, sore throat, or other illness, tell your doctor you only want an antibiotic if it is really necessary.

November 14, 2017 ×
Jobs available year-round in youth services

Jobs available year-round in youth services

Positions are available working with Stuttgart community children.

November 9, 2017 ×