Living in Stuttgart

Retiree Customs Pink Cards extended through December

Retiree Customs Pink Cards extended through December

This eliminates the need for a generally COVID-19 high-risk group to personally visit military customs offices in person.

July 6, 2020 ×
Employment Readiness Program classes for July

Employment Readiness Program classes for July

Classes facilitated by ACS Employment Readiness Program manager, Charlene Schuler.

July 5, 2020 ×
Annual USAG Stuttgart volunteer awards 

Annual USAG Stuttgart volunteer awards 

In 2019, 643 registered volunteers collectively logged 65,272 hours, which converts to $1,659,867 in labor saved for the garrison.

July 1, 2020 ×
Once a purchase is complete, the top copy of the form is returned to the VAT office; the buyer keeps the pink form. The office has a convenient drop off basket to avoid waiting in line. Photo by Kevin Abel, USAG Stuttgart Public Affairs

Tax relief for USAG community members

Those who fall under SOFA are eligible for a variety of tax relief.

June 30, 2020 ×
Understanding your legal status under SOFA, Status of Forces Agreement

Understanding your legal status under SOFA, Status of Forces Agreement

Community members with legal questions can make an appointment with the Stuttgart Law Center.

June 28, 2020 ×
Using public transportation in Germany

Using public transportation in Germany

Public transport is an ideal way to travel in Germany and throughout Europe.

June 26, 2020 ×
Heathcare explained for incoming personnel

Heathcare explained for incoming personnel

Upon arrival in Stuttgart, Tricare beneficiaries need to complete a local enrollment as part of their healthcare in-processing.

June 23, 2020 ×
Get to know your School Liaison Officers

Get to know your School Liaison Officers

If there is anything that the School Liaison Office can do to help ease your transition to USAG Stuttgart, please contact us.

June 22, 2020 ×
Sponsors help welcome newcomers to the community

Sponsors help welcome newcomers to the community

Sponsors are an important and helpful part of settling into a new place.

June 17, 2020 ×
Pedestrian or "Fussgänger" zones can be found in many cities and towns throughout Germany and usually offer a variety of specialty stores and retail outlets. The larger the pedestrian zone, the larger the variety of shopping, and Stuttgart's Königstrasse, pictured here, is one of the largest and most popular shopping streets in Germany. - Photo by Thinkstockphotos.com

Learn to shop like a local

Upon arrival to Europe one of the first things many like to do is get out and do some shopping.

June 16, 2020 ×
Mannfred Hähnle, master butcher and proprietor of Hähnle Butcher and Catering in Böblingen, displays a tray overflowing with smoked sausages, bratwursts and the local regional favorite, Seitenwurst, which is very similar to the frankfurter.— Photo by Greg Jones, USAG Stuttgart Public Affairs Office.

How to eat and drink like a local in Stuttgart

German regions each boast their own unique cuisine and pride themselves on certain foods or dishes.

June 11, 2020 ×
Panzerstrasse near Panzer Kaserne at a quieter moment. Commuter traffic before and after work can be heavy.

Driver licenses, vehicle registration, and fuel cards

Obtaining a USAREUR driver’s license, registering a vehicle, and being issued a ration card are all part of the larger in-processing experience organized by the Central Processing Facility.

June 10, 2020 ×
Tips to help newcomers ease into life in Stuttgart

Tips to help newcomers ease into life in Stuttgart

Being mindful of some small differences to living in Germany can make a big difference in transitioning well.

June 9, 2020 ×
Family and MWR keeps you ready and resilient

Family and MWR keeps you ready and resilient

Keeping the military resilient and ready to fight takes a balance of work and play.

June 5, 2020 ×
Relocation readiness simplified by ACS

Relocation readiness simplified by ACS

Relocating to a new duty location can seem like a daunting task. ACS is here to assist you.

June 4, 2020 ×