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Customer insight helps garrison to hone services

Customer feedback is a crucial part of doing business for L.L. Bean,
USAA and Apple. It’s no different for U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart.
While the garrison isn’t out to capture market share, it is striving to
build a customer-centric culture using the voice of the customer, just
like these top-ranked customer service champions do.

February 10, 2011 ×
Save lives: Know what an IED looks like, report suspicious items to police

Save lives: Know what an IED looks like, report suspicious items to police

Most people would call the police if they saw a wooden box labeled “TNT”
with an alarm clock and some wires attached to it, in a public place.

But would they call if they saw some unmarked crates with a cell phone and some wires in the trunk of a car?

February 10, 2011 ×

Pre-deployment screenings prevent behavioral problems

Identifying Soldiers for behavioral  health problems before they deploy, and then coordinating continuing care for them while they are overseas, can reduce suicidal thoughts, psychiatric disorders and other problems, according to a study published in the American Journal of Psychiatry. The study was conducted with more than 20,000 Soldiers assigned…

January 27, 2011 ×
Missed appointments cost millions annually

Missed appointments cost millions annually

Nearly 5,000 missed medical appointments per month costs Army Medicine
in Europe about $5 million per year.  Engaging beneficiaries and unit
leaders can help reduce the number of missed appointments by half,
health officials say. 

January 27, 2011 ×
Flu, Norovirus active this winter

Flu, Norovirus active this winter

Hand washing, good personal hygiene help stop spread

Some familiar viruses are active in Europe this winter, and medical
officials are encouraging preventive measures to help stop their spread.

January 27, 2011 ×

Tricare Young Adult Program to open

Earlier this month, the Department of Defense announced its
introduction of the premium-based Tricare Young Adult Program, which
extends medical coverage to eligible military family members to the age
of 26.

January 27, 2011 ×
Driving drunk wrecked my military career

Driving drunk wrecked my military career

It was a devastating mistake that changed his military career forever.

What started out as a couple of drinks turned into a nightmare that
will follow one Army noncommissioned officer for the rest of his
military career — all because he got behind the wheel.

January 27, 2011 ×
1/10th cooks turn up heat during Army competition

1/10th cooks turn up heat during Army competition

Competition can bring out the best in Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and
Marines. Whether it is an intramural sport setting to claim the title
as the best basketball, softball or flag football team, or at the
international level, there are plenty of examples of military personnel
coming together as a team, striving to win.

It’s no different outside the sports arena.

January 13, 2011 ×

2010 deconstructed: Military, civilian heroes contributed to last year’s successes

The year 2010 didn’t come with a blueprint for success. There were
challenges; however, a look back at the highlights of last year in U.S.
Army Garrison Stuttgart reveals that hard work and perseverance
contribute toward making a year remembered for its shining moments.

January 13, 2011 ×
Stuttgart Soldiers visit post-WWII Augsburg

Stuttgart Soldiers visit post-WWII Augsburg

Soldiers assigned to the U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart Headquarters and
Headquarters Company, explored both a historic German city and a
special friendship between two nations during a trip to Augsburg Dec.
10.

The  Soldiers were guests of the “Amerika in Augsburg Verein” (America in Augsburg society).

January 13, 2011 ×
Local Cub Scouts complete historic Bastogne walk

Local Cub Scouts complete historic Bastogne walk

Battling the freezing cold, Stuttgart area Cub Scouts trudged through
snow and slush during the Dec. 11 Bastogne Historical Walk in Belgium
as they commemorated the hardships endured by World War II soldiers.

January 13, 2011 ×
Dental program puts family members on job market

Dental program puts family members on job market

Finding a job is tough for military family members overseas. But, with
the American Red Cross/ Europe Regional Dental Command Dental Assistant
Apprenticeship Program, it doesn’t have to be like pulling teeth.

December 16, 2010 ×
In the Raw: learning to ‘cook’ raw, vegan-style

In the Raw: learning to ‘cook’ raw, vegan-style

Julia Child had her copper pots; Rachael Ray a vintage Chambers stove.

But for Master Sgt. Valetta Stewart, or “Chef V,” as she calls herself,
her kitchen essentials consist of a super-powered blender, a food
processor and a dehydrator.

“I don’t have a stove. I don’t have an oven,” said Stewart, a reservist assigned to U.S. Africa Command.

December 16, 2010 ×
Cooking class all about ‘baking’ spirits bright

Cooking class all about ‘baking’ spirits bright

Story & photo by Susan Huseman USAG Stuttgart Public Affairs Office Ingrid Arnold brings German culture to Americans — one bite at a time. For almost 20 years, Arnold has taught Stuttgart military community members how to prepare traditional German dishes through the United Service Organizations Stuttgart. During this time…

December 16, 2010 ×
Kindermusik: Music, rhythm classes for young children give moms, tots special time to bond

Kindermusik: Music, rhythm classes for young children give moms, tots special time to bond

Enraptured, Jane Ellsworth, 2, stood looking up at the “music machine,”
listening to recordings of the sound of footsteps gradually fading
away, while in a recent “Kindermusik Our Time” class.

December 16, 2010 ×