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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 ×
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People who drive after using alcohol can’t react as quickly when they need to. Their vision is affected; it may be blurred or doubled. Alcohol also alters depth perception, making it hard to tell whether other vehicles, pedestrians or objects are close or far away.

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.

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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).

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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.

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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…

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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.

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Snowed under

Snowed under

The first snow of the season came to U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart in waves, causing two school delays the week of Nov. 29 to Dec. 3. To the delight of students, it also piled up in the school yards, useful for constructing fortresses.

December 16, 2010 ×

National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month: ‘3D Month’ focuses on keeping drivers sober and safe

Alcohol-impaired driving endangers the health and lives of drinking drivers, their passengers, and others on the road. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration: • Every day, 32 people in the U.S. die in motor vehicle crashes that involve an alcohol-impaired driver. This amounts to one death every 45…

December 2, 2010 ×

Army garrisons in Europe stand down for safety

U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart conducted a series of safety briefings last month on suicide prevention, traffic, workplace and fire safety, along with injury prevention, as part of an Installation Management Command safety stand down to raise awareness.  Garrisons across Europe were directed by IMCOM Commanding General Lt. Gen. Rick Lynch…

December 2, 2010 ×
‘A Christmas Carol’ play brings classic to life

‘A Christmas Carol’ play brings classic to life

The Stuttgart Theatre Center’s production of Charles Dickens’ “A
Christmas Carol” aims to give audiences an even more vivid rendition of
Ebenezer Scrooge’s story than they may have seen before.

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