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National Preparedness Month: Teach Youth about Preparedness

National Preparedness Month: Teach Youth about Preparedness

Talk to your kids about preparing for emergencies and what to do in case you are separated. Reassure them by providing information about how they can get involved

September 30, 2021 ×
An example of an emergency supply kit.

National Preparedness Month: Build a Kit

September is National Preparedness Month Today’s tip: To prepare your Family for an emergency, get one or more emergency kits that include enough supplies to meet your Family’s essential needs for at least three days. When disaster strikes, emergency responders address the most critical needs first and may not be…

September 20, 2021 ×
Spouses Club answers call, leads Afghan donation drive

Spouses Club answers call, leads Afghan donation drive

In a matter of days, the team of military spouses would be responsible for sending convoy after convoy full of urgently needed donations to Ramstein Air Base.

September 9, 2021 ×
Best of humanity displayed amid 9/11 aftermath

Best of humanity displayed amid 9/11 aftermath

A sleepy, normal garrison day in Stuttgart, quickly turned into one of the post’s most pivotal days. The largest terrorist attack in American history, shocked the U.S., the world and would have an everlasting effect 4000 miles away at USAG Stuttgart.

September 7, 2021 ×
Schloss Rosenstein. Photo by Bardia Khajenoori

Where you’ll find those traces of royalty around Stuttgart

There are numerous castles, castle ruins, and former royal residences in the greater Stuttgart area, but six of the most central and well-known include the Residenzschloss in Ludwigsburg; and Altes Schloss, Neues Schloss, Schloss Solitude, and Schloss Rosenstein in Stuttgart.

August 20, 2021 ×
Stuttgart golf course - Photo by Severin Hardy

A diamond in the rough – The Stuttgart golf course

The 18 hole, 300 acre course was built in 1956 and designed by Bernhard von Limburger, described by the journal ‘Golf Course Architecture’ as “clearly the most important golf course architect in Germany” in his time.

August 16, 2021 ×
Community member Becca Castellano sits in her camper van and take sin the breathtaking Icelandic geology.

Fire and Ice – adventures in Iceland

From the countless waterfalls, each one more mesmerizing than the last, and the hidden hot springs at the end of dramatic hikes, there is just so much to see, do and experience in Iceland.

August 13, 2021 ×
Patch Post Office circulates close to a thousand deliveries every day. With that many packages arriving, Summer Hires like Anthony Cala, Maya Johnson, and Gabriella Figueroa (left to right) are essential to the continued functioning of the Post Office.

Garrison youth augment postal operations

Eleven youths from the ages 15-22 were selected for the post’s six-week summer hire program.

August 10, 2021 ×
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From the archives – Be aware of the dangers of electrical shock

Electrical injuries represent a serious workplace health and safety issue.

August 6, 2021 ×
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.

August 6, 2021 ×
Patton the cat sits on a notebook and looks at the camera

Pups of Stuttgart band together to save cat

Community cats provide life saving transfusion for a fellow feline

July 14, 2021 ×
USAG Stuttgart Garrison Commander, Col. Matt Ziglar, cuts a cake
for the Army’s birthday on June 14

Commander’s Column: Don’t hesitate, vaccinate!

The past 16 months have been challenging. COVID-19 had not only forced us to physically separate in Germany, it had made the gulf between here and home in the states feel almost infinite.

July 13, 2021 ×
SHS Seniors continue family legacy of military service

SHS Seniors continue family legacy of military service

Throughout April, the sacrifices of military children are recognized and celebrated as a part of the Month of the Military Child.

April 26, 2021 ×
A reusable take-out meal kit prepared by Mandy Freds. Courtesy photo.

COVID-19 and our environment

COVID-19 is impacting more than just our health. The environmental impact of take-out containers and discarded masks is climbing.

March 31, 2021 ×
Pictured here is the Exchange and Commissary compound at Cholon, South Vietnam, in 1966. There were other commissaries in Saigon, Newport, Long Binh and near Tan Son Nhut Air Base. (DeCA archives)

DELIVERING IN A WAR ZONE: U.S. commissaries in South Vietnam supported troops, families, government civilians, contractors

DeCA takes a look back while honoring Vietnam Veterans

March 29, 2021 ×