The opportunity to compete in the 2012 Paralympic Games and to represent
the United States in front of huge crowds has been a humbling
experience, according to U.S. Paralympic swimmer Navy Lt. Bradley
Snyder. Snyder spoke during a news conference in London Sept. 5, two
days before the one-year anniversary of losing his sight in Afghanistan.
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Thirty-four competitors flexed with poise during the fifth annual U.S.
Army Garrison Stuttgart European Bodybuilding and Figure Championship
Aug. 25, persuasively engaging one glistening deltoid at a time for an
appreciative sold-out audience. “A lot of people really admire the
hard work, dedication and discipline these performers put in the gym and
toward their bodies,” said Marie Smith, a dedicated crossfit athlete
who brought her young sons to watch the evening show at the Patch
Fitness Center.
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Lyme disease and tick-borne encephalitis are common to Germany and, in some areas such as Baden-Württemberg and Bavaria, are prevalent.

But all can be prevented with some simple precautions. 

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The Patch High School wrestling team, the reigning Department of Defense Dependents Schools Division I European champions, hosted its first match of the season Dec. 3. Ramstein, with 252.5 points, out-scored Patch (235), Heidelberg (146), Black Forest Academy (75) and Schweinfurt (9). Leading the Panthers were individual division winners’ Isaac McIlvene, 120 pounds; Jaden Fields, 132 pounds; Jaden Wilstead, 152 pounds; Robert Mannier, 182 pounds; and Albert Suarez, 195 pounds.Read More

The ball careened off the basketball backboard, hit the fire alarm then
boomeranged toward the bleachers, where it ricocheted off the boards,
spinning toward the opposite end of the Panzer gym. Goal!Read More

Youth tackle football kicked off its second season in U.S. Army Garrison
Stuttgart with 74 participants, about 32 more players than last season.

In its inaugural season, USAG Stuttgart Child, Youth and School Services
fielded a bantam team for 9- to 11-year-olds and a junior team for 12-
to 14- year-olds. This year, the program boasts one bantam and two
junior teams.

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The Stuttgart Piranhas swim team has kicked off another season of
competition in the European Forces Swim League.  Coaches and team
members look forward to defending their Rheinland Divisional
championship title, improving their times and having fun.

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