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Local Boy Scout spearheads area beautification project

Local Boy Scout spearheads area beautification project

For nearly three years, residents of the Kelley Barracks Housing Area
on Ash Street came and went with no particular reason to stop and
literally “smell the roses.”

For that reason, R.J. Weaver, 15, decided to leave his mark on his
community, not only for his present neighbors, but for those in years
to come, by installing a garden on Sept. 5, as part of an Eagle Scout
Leadership Service Project. The garden, which includes a sign and
bench, was placed at the entrance of Weaver’s housing area.

In order to become an Eagle Scout, the highest rank attainable in the
Boy Scouts of America program, Scouts are required to complete a
leadership service project that benefits an organization other than
Scouting.

September 23, 2010 ×
Explore local history in Stuttgart’s oldest city district

Explore local history in Stuttgart’s oldest city district

Bad Cannstatt is Stuttgart’s largest and oldest city district and holds centuries-old relics of Swabian culture and tradition.

Visitors to Bad Cannstatt will find a small piece of history on every
corner of the city, including Roman settlements, medieval sites, fine
wines and mineral baths.

September 9, 2010 ×
Approved gear, street smarts a must for bicyclists

Approved gear, street smarts a must for bicyclists

With only a few months left before winter sets in, many community
members will continue to ride their bicycles, scooters and skateboards
through summer and fall.

In addition, many children will be riding their own sets of wheels to and from school, starting Aug. 30.

August 26, 2010 ×

New TRICARE Overseas contract more patient-centered

International SOS Assistance, the new TRICARE Overseas Program
contractor, will bring comprehensive, patient-centered and
customer-focused service to nearly half a million TRICARE beneficiaries
overseas starting Sept. 1.

August 26, 2010 ×
C.A.R.E., Family Fairs bring Stuttgart community together

C.A.R.E., Family Fairs bring Stuttgart community together

More than 1,000 community members attended both the U.S. Army Garrison
Stuttgart C.A.R.E. Fair and Army and Air Force Exchange Service Family
Fair, held Aug. 21 on Panzer Kaserne.

August 26, 2010 ×

Finance course teaches mind over money

Shay Edwards was broke and at the end of his rope.

When he and his family joined the Stuttgart military community in July
2009, they were immediately “overcome” with bills, such as paying
up-front for a hotel stay and renting a car while house hunting.

August 26, 2010 ×
Sky’s the limit with Outdoor Rec’s paragliding program

Sky’s the limit with Outdoor Rec’s paragliding program

“Fly like an eagle” — you can sing about it (think the Steve Miller
Band) or, if you’re like Steve Van Fleet, you’re actually doing it
every chance you get.

Van Fleet is a tandem paraglide pilot for U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart’s Outdoor Recreation program.

July 29, 2010 ×
Stuttgart Stallions stampede over competition in Graf

Stuttgart Stallions stampede over competition in Graf

Marty Smith, manager and coach of the Stuttgart Stallion running team,
had one goal in mind for the U.S. Forces Europe Army 10-Miler.

“We really wanted to defend the women’s championship trophy,” said Smith, who also runs on the men’s team. They did that and more.

July 29, 2010 ×
Run to remember

Run to remember

More than 400 community members hit the trail running July 17 to honor fallen American heroes. The third annual U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart Run to Remember, supported by the 1st Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne), brought community members together to run a half marathon or a five kilometer race…

July 29, 2010 ×
Remembering D-Day

Remembering D-Day

More than 50 service members representing the various components of U.S. Special Operations Command Europe took part in numerous ceremonies and events commemorating the 66th anniversary of D-Day in the Normandy region of France June 2-6. Elements of 1st Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Naval Special Warfare Unit 2…

June 30, 2010 ×
Summer adventures begin with Outdoor Rec

Summer adventures begin with Outdoor Rec

If you’re looking for adventure this summer, look no further than Outdoor Recreation.

U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart’s Outdoor Recreation offers a wide range
of activities for outdoor enthusiasts, whether families or singles.

June 30, 2010 ×
Keep dumpster lids closed

Keep dumpster lids closed

Waylin Owsley, 14, a U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart Summer Hire employee, takes a moment to close the lid of a dumpster after disposing of a bag of office trash at a recycling island on Panzer Kaserne. Closing dumpster lids helps to prevent rodents from getting into the dumpsters and also…

June 30, 2010 ×
Contest inspires youths to step out of comfort zone

Contest inspires youths to step out of comfort zone

Move over, Simon Cowell, and make room for the next big thing: U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart’s Teen Idol.

The Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Child Youth and School
Services-sponsored talent competition for middle and high school
students was held June 11 in the Patch Community Club.

June 30, 2010 ×
Comedian brings laughs to military community

Comedian brings laughs to military community

The lights dim, and the crowd grows silent.

June 3, 2010 ×
Bands wage war

Bands wage war

Patch High School musicians clash in Battle of the Bands competition

June 3, 2010 ×