Roses to: • Steven, the manager of Manolito’s at the Swabian Special Events Center — He gave a man with a large suitcase a ride to the conference center in Building 2407 after the man had walked all the way from the front gate (in what quickly became a snow…
It is wonderful to be back in Europe. Ann and I sincerely appreciate the
opportunity to once again join the tremendous team here at U.S. Army
Roses to: • James Keyser, for jumping out of his parents’ car and running right over to me to carry a heavy box into the Exchange for the Health and Wellness Fair last month. Also to his dad Jeff, who also grabbed a box after parking the family car. What…
In 2011, the Defense Department received a total of 3,192 reports of sexual assaults.
We all know that the New Year brings resolutions that typically revolve
around better health and fitness, paying off debt or completing
Last month, Command Sgt. Maj. Smalls and I, along with 75 other garrison commanders and command sergeants major, attended the annual Installation Management Command Garrison Commanders/Command Sergeant’s Major Conference at Joint Base San Antonio.
As we head into the holiday season, Stuttgart military community members
sure have a lot to be thankful for. I would like to take a moment to
reflect on why I’m glad I live here.
As the nation observed the Veterans Day holiday Nov. 12, Defense
Secretary Leon E. Panetta issued a message paying tribute to the men and
women who have served the United States in uniform.
Like most service members in Stuttgart, I was very happy to learn I
would have the opportunity to serve here. Stuttgart has an outstanding
reputation as a center of innovation, engineering and culture. It’s also
known as one of the cleanest and safest cities in the world. With
critical Department of Defense activities here, there is no doubt that
it’s a great place to live and work.
The Institute of Medicine recently published a report on the current
level of substance use and misuse among active duty service members and
their dependents, labeling the situation as a public health crisis.
Tell us who deserves a pat on the back for a kind deed or a thumbs down to those in the wrong.
We are living in an era where we are more interconnected than ever
before. Not only do we rely on email to conduct our business, but the
emergence of online commerce has made many of us reliant on the Internet
to meet our day-to-day needs.
As we approach the U.S. presidential election, it’s important to remember the importance of participating in the most fundamental task associated with democracy — voting.
57 wounded warriors from the U.S. and our European coalition partners went on a bicycle ride at Bostalsee.
Since the release of the Department of Defense July 2012 suicide report,
stories on suicide have been published almost daily. In the July 23
edition of Time Magazine, the article “The War on Suicide” said no
program, outreach or initiative has worked in reducing the upsurge in
Army suicides; Soldiers aren’t seeking care due to the stigma associated
with mental illness, and no one knows why nothing works.