By Holly DeCarlo-White
USAG Stuttgart Public Affairs Office
U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart held it’s Organization Day Sept. 2 on the parade field on Panzer Kaserne in Böblingen. The garrison workforce enjoyed a full day of activities such as team-building games, contests and entertainment.
“This is a day for us to get together… power down, spend a little time to relax, chat with each other, and enjoy each others company,” said Col. Glenn K. Dickenson, garrison commander.
Dickenson took a moment to thank garrison employees for their dedicated work across all services within USAG Stuttgart.
“I wanted you to know that all the hard work that you do is appreciated throughout this community. This community here is extremely complex, from units on the installation, some that have rapid deployment missions, it spans the gamut of things that we do on a daily basis. It is all of your support, and understanding their missions that really makes a big difference,” Dickenson said.
The day commenced with team games ranging from bubble soccer and volleyball, to a water balloon toss and three-legged races, ending with the annual tug-o-war between garrison directorates. The workforce really did prove their strength, literally breaking the rope to end the game.
The dunk tank was a big hit this year as well. Garrison employees and family members took a shot at sinking members of the command team, garrison directors, as well as members of Headquarters and Headquarters Company.
With the help of the Defense Commissary Agency Europe , Army & Air Force Exchange Service, Culligan, Red Cross, and the United Service Organizations Stuttgart volunteer team of grill masters, hotdogs and hamburgers were offered at lunchtime. The chili cook-off and desert contests also made for a truly enjoyable outing, while DJ Ripper kept the party alive with popular music throughout the day.
Stuttgart’s Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Directorate took home the trophy with the overall win for the day.
Org. Day Contest Results
- Directorate, Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation
- Headquarters and Headquarters Company
- Directorate of Emergency Services
- Beau Jaeger (Note: This was his first time making chili!!)
- Master Sgt. Robert Bragg
- Cpt. Robin Bruce
- United Service Organizations Stuttgart – no name
- Marion Bruce, (Blueberry Pie)
- Heather Donald (peach cake) and Atabex Aguillen (flan)
For more pictures from USAG Stuttgart’s annual Organization Day visit, USAG Stuttgart Flickr page.