Post Tagged with: "The Citizen May 2020"

Service members like U.S. Army Sgt. Trista Urban support garrison efforts to combat COVID-19, by limiting the number of shoppers at the Patch Barracks' commissary, reminding people about handwashing and wiping down carts. Photo by Rick Scavetta, USAG Stuttgart.

Garrison unleashes the ‘tigers’ against COVID-19

A joint service team of Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines screen community members entering highly-trafficked garrison services.

May 22, 2020 ×
Susanna Wilkerson selects potatoes as a volunteer shopper for the curbside pickup program. Photo by Rebecca Castellano, U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart.

Curbside shopping starts amid coronavirus response

Curbside delivery will continue to be available as needed until the risk of exposure to COVID-19 is eliminated.

May 18, 2020 ×
Master Sgt. Yvonne Stubbs sorts mail at Patch Barracks in Stuttgart. Photos by Rick Scavetta, U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart

Volunteers pitch in to pitch mail

Postal staff and volunteers across U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart work tirelessly, despite the threat of COVID-19 in the community.

May 14, 2020 ×
Dacian Toderescu of the combat vets association screens patrons the USAG Stuttgart community mailroom on Patch barracks.
The combat vets association assisted screening visitors on the Sunday in order that service members could be stood down.
Photo by Paul Hughes, USAG Stuttgart public affairs.

Community volunteers, a unity of effort

Selfless service is the secret sauce to how this community functions — everyone helps out when and how they can.

May 13, 2020 ×
Photo by Rebecca Castellano, U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart Katherine Gavitt holds her daughter, Eritrea.

Patch Barracks welcomes a baby girl

“It worked out exactly as it was meant to, so I could have the people I needed around me.”

May 13, 2020 ×
COVID-19 has put essential services employees on the frontline in such places as the Express on Patch. Photo by Rick Scavetta.

Frontline workers essential to COVID-19 fight

Staff, augmented by service members, volunteers and emergency hires, have not missed a beat.

May 12, 2020 ×
Photo by Jason Johnston, TSC Stuttgart 
Susan Triesch, local volunteer and member of the USAG Stuttgart community, donates her time to assist in stocking shelves at the Panzer Kaserne Commissary as part of an effort to maintain fully stocked grocery stores during this time of the coronavirus pandemic.

Commissary workers and volunteers on the front line

Since COVID-19 started, the base commissaries have seen a 50 to 80 percent increase in business and high-demand items.

May 12, 2020 ×
Mary Gruver, a math teacher at Stuttgart High School, wears interesting hats to liven up online learning. Many teachers at U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart have adopted new methods of teaching amid COVID-19 restrictions. Photo by Rick Scavetta, U.S. Army Garrison

Teachers adapt to challenging new digital classroom

Many teachers at U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart have adopted new methods of teaching amid COVID-19 restrictions.

May 11, 2020 ×
During training in Louisiana, Capt. Hank Mauterer came across a Soldier who made the most of a tough situation, a lesson that remained with him. Photo courtesy of Capt. Mauterer.

Tough times, really ain’t that bad

During training in Louisiana, Capt. Hank Mauterer came across a Soldier who made the most of a tough situation, a lesson that remained with him.

May 10, 2020 ×
Ben Ringquist donated books, cloth, a medical kit, sewing kits, and solar powered lights to children in Chad. In December 2019, he helped fund more than 100 Euros worth of soap, mosquito nets, and topical medicines for a group of 75 street children. Photo courtesy of Ringquist family.

Military child donates essentials to Chad organizations

By Mac Hightower, Stuttgart Citizen volunteer When Ben Ringquist heard how commonplace it is in Chad for hungry orphans to sleep outside shops in the dirt, he found a cause. His father, Lt. Col. John Rinquist, who had been on duty in the central African country, had told Ben, 13,…

May 9, 2020 ×
Clockwise: London Massey stays up to date on her online schoolwork. Olivia Tabaka and Kenneth Colin Roedl spend more time outdoors to combat isolation during COVID-19.

Isolation tough on teens, some finding new outlets

By Lea Scavetta Stuttgart Citizen volunteer Quarantine has been difficult for some Stuttgart High School students, with many teens losing touch with their routines, missing friends and not being able to participate in after school activities. Even though pandemic restrictions affect their social lives, teens continue to persevere and find…

May 8, 2020 ×
Postal supervisor Alphonso Hayes trains new hires at the Patch Post Office on April 24.

Emergency hires fill critical roles amid coronavirus response

Story and Imagery by Rebecca Castellano U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart Stuttgart, Germany – Emergency funding allowed U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart to fill crucial job openings during the COVID-19 pandemic. As the coronavirus impacted garrison services, officials found personnel shortages at community mail rooms, garrison operations and the public affairs office….

May 6, 2020 ×