Newcomers

A prescription is filled at the Patch pharmacy. Photo by USAG Stuttgart Public Affairs

TRICARE before, during, after PCS

TRICARE – what to do before, during and after a PCS.

March 22, 2016 ×
Clearing the VAT and UTAP offices

Clearing the VAT and UTAP offices

If you used the Value Added Tax Relief and Utility Tax Avoidance programs during your tour, you probably saved yourself a lot of money.

March 22, 2016 ×
Ask a JAG: Leaving Stuttgart? Set yourself up for success before PCS season

Ask a JAG: Leaving Stuttgart? Set yourself up for success before PCS season

PCS season can be exciting, challenging and stressful. But did you know you can take steps now to prevent many common legal issues?

March 22, 2016 ×
Opening home-based business on-post in Germany

Opening home-based business on-post in Germany

Q: I left my job to follow my spouse to Germany. Can I open my own private business in my home on-post?

January 29, 2016 ×
Learn, practice crochet, knitting at Red Cross

Learn, practice crochet, knitting at Red Cross

Crochet Corner makes items for the local community including afghans and baby items for the wellness center and new parent support program.

November 17, 2015 ×
Don’t use Government-issued or “no fee” passports for leisure travels

Don’t use Government-issued or “no fee” passports for leisure travels

A government-issued or “no fee” passport can be very convenient for personnel, but for official travel use only.

October 30, 2015 ×
Tax Relief under the Status of Forces Agreement, SOFA

Tax Relief under the Status of Forces Agreement, SOFA

A guide to VAT relief in Germany.

May 29, 2015 ×
Introduction to the Stuttgart area

Introduction to the Stuttgart area

Basic information about the Stuttgart military community and surrounding communities.

May 15, 2015 ×
PCS-Out Special: Ask a JAG

PCS-Out Special: Ask a JAG

Tips on canceling contracts, notifying landlords, and preparing for claims

March 20, 2015 ×
PCS-Out Special: 12 tips for a smooth PCS

PCS-Out Special: 12 tips for a smooth PCS

A dozen tips to make your move as worry-free as possible

March 19, 2015 ×
Commissary guest policy explained

Commissary guest policy explained

Guests are welcome, but cannot make purchases.

January 3, 2015 ×
Transcom: Know your POV shipping entitlements

Transcom: Know your POV shipping entitlements

U.S. Transportation Command
Many service members may not know of their entitlements when shipping personal vehicles as they move overseas or return stateside, according to U.S. Transportation Command officials.

September 22, 2014 ×
Medical care in Stuttgart

Medical care in Stuttgart

The medical care system for service members, retirees, civilians and their families in Germany consists of three main elements.

May 28, 2014 ×

Avoid these common VAT prohibited practices:

Use of VAT forms is a privilege extended to personnel under the SOFA, but there are restrictions on the use of VAT forms. To avoid losing VAT relief privileges, avoid the following prohibited practices:

May 28, 2014 ×
Welcome to the Metric System!

Welcome to the Metric System!

In Germany, and throughout Europe and much of the world, the system of measure known as the metric system is used. This system is based on base measurements in weight, distance, volume and area and measured in increments of 10, 100 and 1,000.

May 28, 2014 ×