By Holly DeCarlo-White
USAG Stuttgart Public Affairs Office
The award for U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart’s Best Barracks for the second quarter went to members of 52nd Signal Battalion, Mar. 22 on Patch Barracks.
The purpose of the Strong Europe, Barracks Inspection and Recognition Program (BIRP) is to create a fun and innovative way to improve the quality of life for Soldiers who live in barracks, and stimulate involvement of individual tenants, as well unit leadership.
The program rewards those who achieve the highest overall score through the inspection process. This requires the involvement of individual tenants as well as unit leaders to which the tenants are assigned.
The winning unit received funding provided by Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation for for services offered by the Outdoor Recreation, Entertainment-Theater, and Bowling programs. Group activities are encouraged to enhance esprit-de-corps and camaraderie in off-duty hours.
The unit will compete again in the third quarter.
The program is applicable to all service members assigned to units within United States Army, Europe and Installation Management Command Europe areas of responsibility living in barracks within the joint community.