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Wow! What a game! Photo by Bardia Khajenoori, USAG Stuttgart Public Affairs

Navy bowler strikes out in a good way

If the house average at Panzer Kaserne’s bowling alley has crept up in recent months, there’s a good chance the arrival of former All-Navy Bowling Team star Lt. Cmdr. Sandy Longworth has something to do with it.

April 20, 2018 ×
A U.S. Marines with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron (VMGR) 252 holds his children after returning home from a deployment on Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., March 5, 2018. VMGR-252 returned home from an eight month deployment to Moron Air Base, Spain in support of the Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force. Photo by Marine Corps Cpl. Koby I. Saunders

Children of service members grow up differently

This is the Month of the Military Child. Being a father of four, I can appreciate the sacrifices military children face.

April 19, 2018 ×
Frieda Campbell

Meet USO volunteer Frieda Campbell

Frieda Campbell has been a constant presence at USAG Stuttgart since the early 1990s and has served as a volunteer at the USO since 2004.

April 19, 2018 ×
Military Child Monday: Brave Hearts, Resilient Souls Essay

Military Child Monday: Brave Hearts, Resilient Souls Essay

Stuttgart youth tell their stories through drawings and eassys, read more every Monday.

April 16, 2018 ×
Karl-Heinz Mueller briefs Gen. Dennis L. Via, commander, Army Materiel Command, and his senior staff during a visit to the LRC-Stuttgart, Sept. 16, 2015. The visit was to inform senior leadership face-to-face on how they support customers and contribute to the senior commands' mission. Photo courtesy of Karl-Heinz Mueller

405th AFSB employee to retire after than four decades-plus of service

In July 1977, former Bundeswehr soldat Karl-Heinz Mueller began a lifetime of service to the U.S. government.

April 12, 2018 ×
Purple Up! Stuttgart’s military kids share experiences in Germany

Purple Up! Stuttgart’s military kids share experiences in Germany

To honor Month of the Military Child, meet the children who experience moving, traveling, and deployment in the Stuttgart community.

April 11, 2018 ×
No individual, business or government entity is solely responsible for securing the Internet. Everyone has a role in securing their part of cyberspace, including the devices and networks they use.— Graphic by Shutterstock.com

Protecting personal information: When is too much – too much?

We can limit the amount of information that is collected by using common sense, instinct and good technical precautions and protection.

April 10, 2018 ×
Sponsors are compass for newcomers, including spouses

Sponsors are compass for newcomers, including spouses

Spouses and youth can have sponsors too. Sponsors are an important and helpful part of settling into a new place.

April 6, 2018 ×
Effective praise is important part of parenting

Effective praise is important part of parenting

Did you know some kinds of praise are more effective than others?

April 3, 2018 ×
AFAP stands for ‘All-Services’ and civilians in Stuttgart

AFAP stands for ‘All-Services’ and civilians in Stuttgart

Bring quality-of-life issues to leadership for action in Stuttgart by submitting issues through AFAP, or the Knowledge Management Office.

March 27, 2018 ×
Barking up information: Options available for leaving pets behind

Barking up information: Options available for leaving pets behind

Having a pet is a beautiful experience but, can easily become stressful! Here are the details about leaving a pet behind, when necessary.

March 26, 2018 ×
SCSC serves the Stuttgart community

SCSC serves the Stuttgart community

The Stuttgart Community Spouses’ Club raises funds through its Thrift Store on Patch Barracks and its periodic Bazaars, and the SCSC Welfare Committee reviews individual grants that are submitted and donates funds accordingly.

March 23, 2018 ×
FAQ: Parking, tickets, boots on-post

FAQ: Parking, tickets, boots on-post

Frequently asked questions about parking on-post, answered by the Directorate of Emergency Services, Military Police.

March 23, 2018 ×
Germany imposes a Value-Added Tax, or VAT, of either 19 percent or a reduced rate of 7 percent on most purchased items and services. This tax is similar to a sales tax in the U.S. but it is generally already added into the price. You can avoid this extra cost with a tax relief form, often called a VAT form, from you garrison's VAT office. (Photo Courtesy of Pixabay

VAT form do’s and don’ts

For more in-depth information on the VAT program, to include regulatory requirements and restrictions, visit the USAG Stuttgart VAT office on Panzer Kaserne.

March 20, 2018 ×
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Hatch Act: Rules DoD employees should know regarding politics

Personnel must abide by the rules and regulations governing the dos and don’ts of posting online. The Hatch Act prohibits federal employees from engaging in political activity while on duty or in a federal room or building.

March 15, 2018 ×