The Citizen - April 17, 2014

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April 17, 2014

Vol. 44, No. 09

Protect yourself this spring

A walk in the woods can lead to some serious medical issues. Be sure to protect yourself.

Nature headlines at garden show

The state garden show in Schwäbisch Gmünd offers nature, flowers and fun.

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‘Rumble in the Gart’ brings boxing to Stuttgart Xavier Martin of Team Stuttgart (in blue) squares off against Corey Taylor of Hohenfels in a very heated 13th bout during the Rumble in the Gart invitational boxing tournament at Patch Fitness Center April 5. Boxers from around Germany gathered to test their mettle against one another in this 15-bout pointsbased tournament. See page 12 for the full story. Laura Castro

Forum empowers women to lead By Brenda Law U.S. Africa Command Public Affairs


omen took center stage during the U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart’s fifth annual Women’s Leadership Forum at the Swabian Special Events Center on Patch Barracks March 27. More than 130 women and a few men turned out to network and hear from civilian and military leaders representing U.S. Africa Command, U.S. European Command, Marine Forces Europe/Africa, 52nd Signal Battalion, and USAG Stuttgart. The forum was sponsored by the USAG Stuttgart Equal Employment Opportunity Office’s Special Emphasis Committee. The garrison’s Special Emphasis Program promotes equal opportunity in the hiring, advancement, training and treatment of women, minorities and individuals with disabilities. Each year the EEO Office analyzes the on-board federal workforce of the commands and agencies in the Stuttgart military community. “We want to see the numbers of women in higher ranking positions grow,” said Eshe Faulcon, an EEO specialist who oversees the program. The forum aims to equip women with knowledge and tools to advance in their careers. “It’s also an opportunity for women to connect with each other,” Faulcon said.

S.J. Grady

Kathleen Cole, the USAG Stuttgart deputy to the commander (from left); Rhonda Diaz, AFRICOM’s deputy director of resources; Vivian Turnbull, AFRICOM’s assistant director of Intelligence for Operations Support and Defense Intelligence Agency senior representative; Lt. Col. Michaela Coughlin, an intelligence operations officer from Marine Forces Europe/Africa; and Army Maj. Cassandra Owens, the 52nd Signal Battalion executive officer, shared their perspectives on leadership. More photos are available at This year’s theme was “Aspiring to lead, inspiring to empower” with presentations and workshops designed to motivate participants to do just that. The morning keynote speaker, Army Brig. Gen. Jody Daniels, AFRICOM’s deputy director for the Intelligence and Knowledge Development Directorate, emphasized the importance of taking risks, challenging oneself, and not being afraid to make mistakes.

“At times I could not see myself doing things; I had supportive leaders and mentors who’d say, ‘Jody, you should go for that,’ so I’d focus my energy toward reaching that next goal,” said Daniels, whose career spans more than 30 years of active and reserve service.

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Concern, action trump perfection in supervisors Commentary by Chief Master Sgt. Matt Proietti Air Force Reserve Command Yellow Ribbon Program


ne of the best senior NCOs I’ve ever worked with was a troubled man whose personal demons cost him his career. This senior master sergeant was an alcoholic whose drinking caused him to be sent back early from an overseas assignment in 1987 when he was about the age I am now. He landed in my office in California. A year later, shortly after I left active-duty service for the Air Force Reserve, he barricaded himself in a hotel room and went on a bender during a conference at our major command headquarters. He was forced to retire. Despite this, he otherwise was a good leader to the enlisted staff and took good care of the office, in general. Living on a steady diet of coffee and cigarettes, he looked a good 10 years older than he was. He was a bundle of energy who didn’t so much walk down our halls as dash. Like me, he was a New England native and had a thick Yankee accent despite having lived outside of the region for much of his life. He was loud, too, and had a thousand old military sayings that connected a staff of Airmen from the 1980s to the earliest years of our service. I liked him immediately and, more importantly, I respected him because he was there to work. I’m sure the officer in charge of our shop was nervous about inheriting this damaged old sergeant, but he turned out to be a blessing to us. His imprint was all over that place as soon as he arrived. He was the ultimate practitioner of “management by walking around.” “What’s with all the levity in hee-ah?” he would say before smiling broadly, turning on his heels and disappearing back to his stack of paperwork or to the main office next door so everyone knew he was available if needed, which he was. He was a master on the phone. He had a way of making the most inconsequential things sound important to the person on the other end of the line so he would get the help he needed to complete a task. I, too, prefer to use the phone or go in person when I need help with something and attribute that to the example he set more than a quarter-century ago. He nearly paralyzed a timid staff sergeant in our shop by asking to see a copy of the office budget upon meeting her. Everyone suspected she wasn’t paying it proper attention, but we didn’t know quite how to tell. He did. He immediately identified some problems and set about fixing them with her. He didn’t disparage her publicly, though I’m sure they had a private talk about her fulfilling her duties. He exuded confidence in his Airmen, which made us believe in ourselves. I lived in a dormitory on base and got a phone call from him one weekend night. Our unit had kicked off a surprise exercise to test our skills responding to a mock aircraft crash. He was with the crisis action team and needed me to work “on scene,” a location near the imitation accident site where representatives from various base agencies met to gather accurate information to guide our response to the situation. I had never done it before, and he sensed my nervousness.

Living on a steady diet of coffee and cigarettes, he looked a good 10 years older than he was. “I need you to do it. I can’t reach anybody else. You’ll be fine,” he said. Because I recognized that he knew his business, I trusted him in sending me there. He was right: I did a good job. Even a flawed person can be a great mentor or leader. He didn’t simply know the names of my favorite sports teams or rock musicians. He knew about my plans in life. He knew about my family background. He knew about my dreams. He met my friends from other units around base and asked them about their jobs and their goals. You can’t fake the sort of interest he held in other people’s lives. His concern was genuine. He worked hard all day, every day and that - coupled with that outrageous accent — would be enough for him to stick out in my mind. What cemented him there, though, was the direct action he took at a crucial point in my life that still pays dividends for me today. Around March 1, 1988, the Air Force announced that it was forcing out people whose service contracts ended later that year if they had decided not to reenlist. We had to leave by April 30. I made cursory plans to return to my hometown, but still had a job to do for the Air Force and focused on doing it well until the end. A few weeks before I left the service, he called me into his office. “You like the Air Force, don’t you?” he asked. I said that I did. “You like your job, right?” That was obvious to anyone. I thought he was trying to convince me to stay on active duty. Instead, he suggested that I consider the Air Force Reserve or Air National Guard. He said making some money at an occupation I was comfortable with would help with my transition to civilian life. He knew I was moving back to Massachusetts so, with my approval, he picked up the phone right then and called back to the wing at Westover Air Reserve Base. He told someone in the public affairs office a little about me and wrote something down on a slip of paper. He thanked the person, hung up and handed me the note. “Call this number when you get home,” he said. “It’s your new office.” That’s how easy it was for me to join the Air Force Reserve 26 years ago. The short notice the Air Force gave me to leave the service left no time for a Reserve or Guard recruiter to contact me. Without this senior NCO’s perception and effort on my behalf, I may have left the Air Force for good at 22. Instead, I will serve at least until 50. I worked under this imperfect man for no more than eight months but he left a lasting impression on me. I don’t think the Air Force erred in making him retire. I regret that he didn’t get his drinking under control because the service lost one heck of a resource when he took off the uniform.

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News & Notes Seasonal-use license plates now available at Vehicle Reg

Dirk Yeaton, chef for the Murphy-Goode Winery, slathers ribs with his not so secret sauce at Patch Community Club March 26. Yeaton, who openly shares all of his recipes, visited several USAG Stuttgart locations March 26 and 27, preparing food and sharing cooking tips.

America’s Chef cooks up fun Story & photo by Greg Jones USAG Stuttgart Public Affairs Office


hef Dirk Yeaton, the “Grill Sergeant” at the Murphy-Goode Winery in Northern California, visited the Stuttgart military community March 26 and 27 to prepare food for service members, civilians and their families, and share tips on cooking, and tasting and selecting wines. The trip was organized by America’s Chefs, a nonprofit, public benefit corporation that brings famous and interesting chefs to military locations to provide entertainment, education and boost morale. U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart’s Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation arranged several events for Yeaton to showcase his talents. The visit began with an evening of barbecue and wine tasting at the Patch Community Club March 26. Having worked the grill all day, Yeaton spent the evening putting the finishing touches on ribs and pulled pork, and shared cooking tips. Also on hand were wine experts from Kendall Jackson, the parent company of the Murphy-Goode Winery. They provided samples of some of their wines and offered tips on tasting wine and pairing wine with food. The next morning, Yeaton had breakfast with cooks at the 1st Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) Dining Facility on Panzer Kaserne, and helped them prepare the lunch meal. While grilling steaks, chicken and ribs, Yeaton and the dining facility cooks shared their trade secrets and a few Army stories, as Yeaton is a U.S. Army veteran. Yeaton enlisted in the Army in 1984 as a food service specialist for very simple reasons. “I knew I wasn’t college material, I liked cooking, and I wanted to get out of Littleton, New Hampshire,” Yeaton said. “So I signed up with the only recruiter in town, and off I went to basic training.”

Yeaton served for several years at Fort Bragg, N.C., before leaving the service to pursue his passion of cooking. “I really enjoyed the service, but it was really, at that time, a job like any other,” Yeaton said. “There was no war or any sort of conflict, so we just cooked at the base dining facility. What these service members are doing now, it’s pretty incredible. They sacrifice a lot, and I just want to give back a little.” For Yeaton, giving back means more than just visiting with service members and cooking for them. His employer gives 50 cents from every bottle of its “Homefront Red” to Operation Homefront, a nonprofit organization that assists U.S. military personnel and their families with financial assistance, as well as counseling and recovery support. Operation Homefront is a part of the Combined Federal Campaign. Yeaton is not at all secretive about his recipes and shares them freely on the winery’s website. He is also glad to share his cooking techniques, tactics and procedures with service members who seemed thrilled to take advantage of the opportunity. “You think you know what you are doing, but then you listen to a professional like him and learn something new,” said Staff Sgt. Michael Macias, a food service noncommissioned officer at the 1/10 SFG DFAC. “It was really cool of him to come do this, and we learned from the experience and enjoyed it.” Yeaton’s visit culminated the evening of March 27 at the Kelley Club on Kelley Barracks. The focus was on how to make the best burger and pair it with a great wine. Yeaton was just as open with his recipes and wine tips as he was the previous evening. “When I was younger I used to be very secretive about my recipes, but I learned that doesn’t really do me any good. It’s much better to share what I know with others,” Yeaton said.

U.S. Forces personnel in Germany can now get seasonal license plates for vehicles they do not use throughout the year. “Seasonal license plates have two small numbers on the right side of the plate indicating the months between which the vehicle is legal to drive,” said Tom Lorenzini, chief registrar at the U.S. Army Europe Vehicle Registry. “This will be a very easy process for the end user,” he added. Lorenzini said owners of motorcycles, campers, convertibles or vintage collector cars that do not have historical plates will benefit most from the seasonal plate system. The new system means owners will no longer have to make extra trips to their local vehicle registration offices to register seasonal use vehicles as nonoperational during the periods the owner does not drive them. It can also reduce the cost of liability insurance during the time the vehicle is off the road, depending upon the insurance company. License plates will be valid for up to three years for new vehicles, two years for vehicles less than 10 years old and one year for vehicles older than 10 years. The plates will allow German and military police to easily see when a vehicle should not be on the road and punish violators. The seasonal plates have been available since April 1. However, registry officials said vehicle owners will have to be a little patient when ordering the new plates because each must be made individually to match the months the owner intends to drive the vehicle.

Passports needed for travels

U.S. Army Europe Office of the Provost Marshal officials want to remind members of the American forces community in Europe to carry their passports when traveling to countries to which they are not assigned. A common misconception is that European borders without checkpoints can be crossed freely. However, while this may be true for residents of countries within the European Union’s Schengen zone, the agreement does not extend to U.S. or other non-EU citizens. In some European countries federal police have the right to pull vehicles over and check passports without suspecting a person of wrongdoing, and in some nations only a national form of identification such as a passport is recognized as valid ID. A passport also establishes citizenship if its bearer needs assistance from a U.S. embassy or consulate. A military ID or Status of Forces Agreement card is not a substitute for a passport. Penalties for being caught without a passport are fines, searches and detainment. For more information regarding European Union travel requirements, visit the official European Union website at Follow the “English” link, then “Your Life in the EU.”


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On the Blotter March 22 • A service member driving in Stuttgart hit another car and then fled the scene without stopping. Witnesses reported the crash along with the service member’s license plate number. • Two service members were reported for driving erratically and weaving through traffic on Autobahn 8 in a government vehicle. March 23 A civilian employee damaged her vehicle and an AAFES gas pump when she drove away from the pump with the nozzle still in her vehicle. March 24 A service member was caught driving on post after neighbors reported that he was intoxicated and arguing with people at several places. His BAC was .19 percent. March 25 • Several dependents were caught after smoking marijuana in government quarters on Patch Barracks. • A family member was caught stealing lip gloss from the Exchange on Panzer Kaserne. March 26 • A family member was caught stealing cosmetics from the Exchange on Panzer Kaserne. • Military Police on Patch barracks stopped several cars with expired USAREUR license plates, removed the plates from the vehicles, and required the operators to leave the vehicles parked on the spot. March 28 • A family member reported that the rear passenger window of her car was smashed while the car was parked on Patch Barracks. • A civilian employee was terminated from employment but continued to receive individual logistical support, including tax-free gas and other goods. March 29 • A civilian employee and a service member were caught driving with expired USAREUR plates. The plates were removed on the spot. • A family member was caught stealing cosmetics at the exchange. Her privileges have been suspended. March 30 • A family member was caught with an altered military ID card. • A service member reportedly drove an unregistered, uninsured motorcycle in a pedestrian area on post. March 31 • A service member was found extremely intoxicated in the housing area on Patch Barracks. After being arrested, he made suicidal gestures and was taken to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center for evaluation. • A service member was caught driving with a suspended license on Patch barracks. His license had suspended in January for a DUI. • A service member was arrested for DUI, after he was found asleep in the driver seat of his vehicle, which had apparently been in an accident. His BAC was 0.21 percent. On the Blotter is compiled by the U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart Directorate of Emergency Services and Stuttgart Law Center.

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Forum empowers women . . . . . . . . . Continued from page 1

“I realized that I did not have to know everything in the beginning of each new challenge, but that I needed to learn and become the best I could be in every job. That is my advice to you — being the best gives you credibility and increases your confidence,’ Daniels said. Vice Adm. Charles Martoglio, the EUCOM deputy commander, took time from his busy schedule to offer participants his “10 leadership rules for success.” Inspiring speeches from accomplished leaders was just part of the agenda. Attendees rotated through four workshops covering financial readiness, professional and personal growth, networking, and leadership. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Teresa Schorer, the first sergeant for AFRICOM, facilitated the leadership workshop for a second time. “Because of my own network someone reached out to me and asked me to do this a couple of years ago. It was a great experience for me, and because of all the positive feedback, I was asked to do it again this year. I love doing it, and it really demonstrates how networking and leadership go hand in hand,” Schorer said. Jessica Snowden, an intelligence policy analyst for AFRICOM, led a workshop on leadership and excellence specifically for the 20 Patch High School students in attendance. Selection to attend the forum was competitive, with students nominated by their teachers. “It’s been very inspiring and is helping me think more about what lies ahead,” said senior Victoria Shealy. Following light refreshments, senior leaders participated in a moderated panel discussion. Rhonda Diaz, AFRICOM’s deputy director of resources; Vivian Turnbull, AFRICOM’s assistant director of Intelligence for Operations Support and Defense Intelligence Agency senior representative; Kathleen Cole, the USAG Stuttgart deputy to the commander; Lt. Col. Michaela Coughlin, an intelligence operations officer from Marine Forces Europe/Africa; and Army Maj. Cassandra Owens, the 52nd Signal Battalion executive officer, shared their perspectives on leadership. “What you did to get where you are may not be

what you need to get to your next position. Seek the environment where you always have to be learning, and remember that it’s important to focus on your successes instead of second guessing yourself,” Turnbull told the audience. The final speech of the day was presented by Terri Kondos, AFRICOM’s National Cryptologic representative, who focused on the progress women have made in the workplace and the challenges that lie ahead, primarily with establishing and maintaining priorities that represent the best balance for what most women value – family, as well as work. The forum concluded with an awards presentation to women in federal service who exemplify leadership. The five winners were selected from more than 30 nominations. Vivian Turnbull received the Legacy Leadership Award. Kelly Sarles, with USAG Stuttgart’s Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation directorate; and Sgt. 1st Class April Smith, with the Defense Information Security Agency Europe, were honored with the Leadership Achievement Award, given to those who have demonstrated exceptional leadership and made an impact in their organization. Recipients of the Emerging Leader Award were Jennifer Smith, also with Family and MWR; and Spc. Patricia Hanson with the Army Medical Command, for their demonstrated leadership potential and commitment to service within the federal government early in their career. To continue its commitment to forum participants, the SEP committee has two upcoming employmentrelated workshops planned. Leading with Confidence, Power and Integrity will be offered April 30 from 9-11 a.m. in Building 2307, Room 217, Patch Barracks. Advance registration is required. The deadline to sign up is April 28. Playing to Your Strengths: Your Wisest Career Investment will be held July 17 from 9-11 a.m. in the EUCOM conference room, Building 2307, Patch Barracks. Register by July 15. For more information, send an email to Editor’s note: S.J. Grady also contributed to this story.

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Leadership award winners Vivian Turnbull (from left), Jennifer Smith, Sgt. 1st Class April Smith, Spc. Patricia Hanson and Kelley Sarles gather for a group photo following the Women’s Leadership Forum March 27. More photos are available at

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Easter sunrise service The U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart Religious Support Office will host a community Easter sunrise worship service April 20 at 7 a.m. in the Panzer Chapel. U.S. European Command Chaplain (Navy Capt.) Gary P. Weeden, will deliver the sermon. Music will be provided by the Stuttgart Community Bell Choir, and community member and vocalist Jamillah Henson. A complimentary pancake breakfast immediately follows the service. For more information, call the RSO at 431-3379/civ. 07031-153379.

Easter holidays, traffic, closures

Easter is April 20. During the Easter holidays, German stores and businesses will be closed on Good Friday, April 18, as well as on Easter Monday, April 21. Stores will be open for shoppers April 19. Easter vacation for local German schools is April 14-25. Traffic on German roads is anticipated to be heaviest on the weekend of April 2627 when vacationers return home. The following U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart facilities will be closed April 18 and 21 in observance of Good Friday and Easter Monday: • Housing Office • Vehicle Registration • Privately Owned Vehicle Inspection Station • Personal Property Processing Office • Installation Property Book Office • Driver Training and Testing Station • Transportation Motor Pool • Carlson Wagonlit (SATO) Travel Shuttle buses will operate on normal workday schedules. Patrons are advised to call ahead before visiting any facility.

Due to PCS soon?

For those who plan to relocate to

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS a new duty station in the next several months, permanent change of station/ preseparation briefings are scheduled for May 7 and 21, June 18 and July 16 at 1 p.m. in Building 2913 on Panzer Kaserne. All service members and civilians departing within the next four to five months should attend. Information will be provided from agencies such as transportation, customs, health and dental clinic, Tricare, vehicle registration, housing and Army Community Service. Army personnel will also receive a briefing on finance issues. All separating Army personnel must attend this briefing to receive preseparation information. Advance registration is required. For more information and to sign up, call 431-2599/civ. 07031-15-2599.

Lead with confidence

U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart Equal Employment Opportunity Office’s Special Emphasis Program will offer an employment-related workshop called Leading with Confidence, Power and Integrity April 30 from 9-11 a.m. in Building 2307, Room 217, Patch Barracks. Advance registration is required. The deadline to sign up is April 28. For more information, send an email to

Clean up for spring

Spring cleanup is scheduled for April 21-25. This biannual cleaning event, which takes place every spring and fall, is an Army-wide effort to ensure that installations are free of litter, weeds and other debris. During this time, units, organizations and families are expected to conduct cleanup activities in the immediate vicinity of their offices, buildings, work and on-post living areas.

Looking for a job?

Want make a positive difference in the life of a children and youth in the Stuttgart community? Child, Youth

and School Services is recruiting for child and youth program assistants. These nonappropriated Fund positions are open to all qualified candidates eligible for appointment under U.S. employment conditions. To view online vacancies, go to

Get ready for school registration

Stuttgart Department of Defense Dependents Schools-Europe will hold registration for the 2014-2015 school year at the Panzer Exchange April 22-24. Parents and sponsors can register students on April 22 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with the last packet to be handed out at 4:30 p.m. On April 23-24, registration is from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The last packet will be given out at 3 p.m. To register their children, sponsors should bring copies of orders (and extensions to orders, if ap-

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plicable), birth certificates, updated emergency contact information and immunization records. To help school officials determine the school zone, sponsors should also bring the physical address of their residence, housing contract or the assignment to housing letter, and bus registration, if applicable. For more information, contact the School Liaison Office at 430-7465/ civ. 0711-680-7465.

Enjoy Easter brunch

Patch Gardens will offer an Easter brunch with live music April 20 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The cost is €15 for adults, €10 for children 8-15 years old. Children under 8 are free. Patch Gardens is located in the Swabian Special Events Center. For reservations, call 430– 5758/ civ. civ. 0711-680-5758. Send your announcements to

Army Earth Day


n April 22, the U.S. Army joins with people across the globe in celebrating Earth Day. Army Earth Day aims to inspire awareness and appreciation of the environment. As a leader among U.S. federal agencies, the Army takes great pride in it its commitment to the environment. The Army acknowledges the past by restoring Army lands to useable condition and by preserving cultural and historical resources; it engages the present by meeting environmental standards, enabling Army operations, and

protecting Soldiers, families and communities; and the Army charts the future by institutionalizing best practices and use of technology to ensure future environmental resiliency. We encourage everyone to take an active role in sustaining the Earth’s resources. Learn more about the Army’s environmental initiatives and take advantage of the many opportunities to make a difference in U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart.

Motorcycle safety: Be ready to ride USAG Stuttgart Safety Office The motorcycle riding season is here. Before getting out on the road, here are a few safety tips motorcyclists should follow: • Do preventive maintenance to ensure your bike is in top mechanical condition. A full tune-up and service is a good place to start.

• Get your riding skills up to par after the winter layoff. • Be visible to other drivers by wearing high-visibility garments. • Wear proper protective clothing such as an approved helmet with eye protection, long-sleeved shirt or jacket, full length trousers, fullfingered gloves and over-the-ankle footwear preferably made of leather with an oil resistant sole to reduce

slipping hazards. • Drive defensively and always adjust your speed for road and traffic conditions. • Don’t drink and drive. • Ride with a great attitude. Riding safely is mostly a matter of knowledge and attitude, and riding safely doesn’t have to be boring. In fact, practicing safe techniques could add years of fun to your life.

USAG Stuttgart Directorate of Public Works Environmental Division


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Bible Church of Stuttgart Holding Forth the Word of Life Phil. 2:16

Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 a.m. Fellowship Coffee 10:30 a.m. Thursday Prayer Meeting 7:00 p.m.

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AFRICOM’s best pose for a photo during the awards ceremony that celebrated the outstanding service and achievements of all the nominees over the course of the previous year.

AFRICOM honors winners at annual awards ceremony Story & photos by Tech. Sgt. Olufemi A. Owolabi U.S. Africa Command Public Affairs


.S. Africa Command honored the best of the best during the 2013 annual awards ceremony held at Kelley Barracks March 31. The awards ceremony celebrated the outstanding service and achievements of all nominees over the course of the previous fiscal year. Army Gen. David M. Rodriguez, AFRICOM commander, along with Command Sgt. Maj. Darrin Bohn, the senior enlisted leader, Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Steven Hummer, deputy to the cmmander for Military Operations, and Ambassador Phillip Carter, deputy to the commander for Civil-Military Engagement, presented an award certificate and a djembe drum to each award winner. Wikipedia describes a djembe as a ropetuned skin-covered goblet-shaped drum played with bare hands, originally from West Africa. According to the Bamana people in Mali, the name of the djembe comes from the saying “Anke djé, anke bé” which translates to “everyone gather together in peace” and defines the drum’s purpose. The winners also received either a Joint Service Achievement Medal or a Joint Civilian Service Achievement Award, and a time off award.

Petty Officer 1st Class Gerard Martin receives a djembe drum on behalf of Petty Officer 2nd Class Kristen M. McDonald, an AFRICOM 2013 Annual Awards winner from J2-Molesworth, from Command Sgt. Maj. Darrin J. Bohn during the awards ceremony March 31. The categories and winners were: Enlisted Member of the Year: Petty Officer 2nd Class Kristen M. McDonald-Molsworth, J2 Senior Enlisted Member of the Year: Senior Master Sgt. Justin K. Sturn, 4 Company Grade Officer of the Year: Navy Lt. Gregory Tornambe, J3 Field Grade Officer of the Year: Maj. John P. Ringquist, J5 Civilian CAT I: Kathleen M. Cannon, J1/8 Civilian CAT II: Robert D. Sestan, J4 Civilian CAT III: Stephanie M. Baessier, J3 Interagency: Shawna B. Doherty, J2

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Online appointment system for housing

The U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart Housing Office has a new online appointment system that launched earlier this month. The system, currently in the test phase, is designed to support housing customers in scheduling housing in-processing, contract reviews and other housing appointments from a computer access card enabled computer. The Housing Appointment Online system is located on the USAG Stuttgart SharePoint site to ensure the protection of all personal identifiable information. Appointments are scheduled from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for contract reviews; from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for in-processing and housing referral (off-post home search) counseling. On Thursdays, the last appointment for in-processing and housing referral services is scheduled no later than 2:30 p.m. Customers can also receive walkin service from 7:30-11 a.m. Customers without CAC access may schedule in-processing, contract review and off-post housing referral appointments by calling 431-2230/civ. 07031-15-2230 or visiting the Housing Office. Sponsors of incoming personnel may also schedule appointments. For more information, visit www.

Volunteers needed for Vacation Bible School The U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart Religious Support Office will sponsor

Vacation Bible School July 28 through Aug. 1 at the Patch Elementary School. Volunteers are needed to make VBS a success. The RSO seeks adults, and students who have completed at least sixth grade to share their talents and time. Because background checks are required and take time, those interested in joining the VBS team should contact the RSO now. Completed packets must be submitted by May 28. Packets are available at all chapel offices, and the Religious Ed Center, Building 2332, Patch Barracks. For more information, email

kitchen in Building 2915 on Panzer Kaserne. Participants do not need to be WIC recipients to attend. Space is limited. For more information and to reserve a spot, call civ. 07031-15-3351.

Army Community Service will host the U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart Volunteer Recognition Ceremony April 24 at 5:30 p.m. in the Patch Community Club. Registration begins at 5 p.m. All volunteers registered in the Volunteer Management Information System are invited to attend but must RSVP by April 18. To RSVP, call 431-3362 civ. 07031-15-3362 or send an email to

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Kids in the Kitchen April 25

Children ages 3 to 5 and their parents are invited to join the Women, Infants and Children program for a morning of storytelling, prizes and “cooking” April 25 from 10-11 a.m. Kids in the Kitchen will be held in the United Service Organizations

FMWR hosts home school program

U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart’s Child and Youth and School Services will host a free home school program at the Patch Youth Center April 30 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Classes will be offered in art, sports and fitness, typing, technology, Photoshop and robotics. Participants will be divided into three groups by grade. For more information, call 4307465/civ. 0711-680-7465. Advancement Via Individual Determination applications for the next school year (2014-2015) may be picked up from the Patch High School front office. AVID is a college preparatory academic elective for above-average students who are not working to their full potential. To qualify for AVID, a student must have a grade point average of 2.0-3.5; above average standardized test scores; a completed interview; a signed contract committing to preparation for college; teacher recommendations, and plans to take honors/advanced placement courses. For more information, call the AVID coordinator at 430-7191/civ. 0711-680-7191 after 3 p.m.

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Car registration about to expire?

Did you know you can renew your vehicle’s registration as soon as you receive notification, usually about 75 days before it expires? Completing the renewal process early does not shorten the registration time; the renewed registration will commence once the old registration expires, but you may be able to avoid a wait during peak periods. Should your vehicle fail the inspection, you normally will have time to correct the deficiency and renew within the renewal window. For more information, visit the U.S. Army Europe Registry of Motor Vehicles website at

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When hiking in the woods, protect yourself from possible tick bites by wearing long-sleeved shirts and long pants.

Spring brings outdoor activities, health hazards Europe Regional Medical Command Public Affairs Office

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Check yourself, your loved ones and pets for ticks after a trek through the outdoors. If you have been bitten, remove the tick carefully as soon as it is discovered by using a pair a tweezers to remove it as close to the skin as possible. Avoid squeezing the tick or removing the head while removing the tick. An effective vaccine for tick-borne encephalitis is available as a series of three shots given over a period of approximately nine to 12 months. The makers of the vaccine have not sought U.S. licensure, so it is not available at military treatment facilities. However, TRICARE beneficiaries with at least nine months remaining in Germany may obtain the vaccine from a host nation facility with a prescription from their primary care manager. Beneficiaries in Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg with outdoor occupations or hobbies are particularly encouraged to talk to their primary care manager about the vaccine. Hantavirus is carried by rodents – the Red Bank Vole in Germany – and is usually spread through contact with its urine and excrement. In most cases, people are infected when they stir up dust in areas that are frequented by the rodents and breathe in the dried particles of those droppings. Patients infected with the strain of hantavirus common to Germany may suffer from the abrupt onset of fever and flu-like symptoms, followed by abdominal pain and, in some severe cases, kidney failure. In 2012 nearly 2,800 cases of hantavirus infection were reported across Germany, with the majority reported in Baden-Württemberg and Bavaria. Preventing hantavirus begins with keeping rodents away from the home, garage or campsite. Cleaning up spilled food to avoid attracting rodents and sealing holes that could allow them into your house or garage are a good start. When spring cleaning in areas that are dusty, such as attics, garages and basements, wet down or wet mop the area first to avoid disturbing any dust that contain dried rodent droppings, and wear a filter mask to avoid breathing in any particles while cleaning. Experts expect the rodent and tick populations may be active sooner at a higher number this year because of the mild winter conditions experience in parts of Europe.


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Green Boot encourages units to reduce waste, energy usage By Greg Jones USAG Stuttgart Public Affairs Office


.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart is one of several installations that have established a Green Boot program to recognize organizations for taking significant steps to reduce waste and preserve resources. All organizations in USAG Stuttgart can apply to become Green Boot certified, according to Christian Dengel, the energy manager for USAG Stuttgart’s Directorate of Public Works. Typically, an organization can obtain a checklist from DPW to begin implementing changes required to meet the Green Boot standards. “We know that not every organization can do the exact same thing, so the checklist can be individualized,” Dengel said. He also explained that the checklist offers several practices to choose from, instead of a single requirement that all organizations must meet. The program intends for organizations to promote better practices to conserve energy and minimize any impact on the environment. According to Dengel, most of the practices outlined are standard practices. “Mostly these are things people should be doing anyway; properly separating trash, turning off computers and other equipment when possible,” he said. “Green Boot just recognizes those organizations that are doing all that they can to conserve energy and reduce their impact on the environment.” Capt. Felix Castro, commander of USAG Stuttgart’s Headquarters and Headquarters Company, recently led his unit through the Green Boot certification process. “A lot of the policies that applied to the Green Boot program were already in place,” Castro said. “Really, the certification process was more of an azimuth check to ensure we were going in the right direction, organizationally speaking.” To date, USAG Stuttgart HHC, the Defense Information Systems Agency Europe, and USAG Stuttgart DPW have all been

Green Boot certified. Certified organizations are recognized by the garrison commander with a certificate, usually presented during the garrison’s quarterly environmental meeting. According to Castro, the real rewards to participating are intrinsic. “With the new fiscal reality that the Department of Defense finds itself in, that stewardship of resources will be of paramount importance,” Castro said. “Also in terms of taking care of the environment, it is the right thing to do. I figured getting ahead of the curve in getting this certification would help the company as a whole down the road.” Elements of the 405th Army Field Support Brigade, and the Stuttgart Golf Course are currently going through the certification process.

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Enjoy nature, unwind during Schwäbisch Gmünd’s garden show Story by Carola Meusel USAG Stuttgart Public Affairs Office


or all those seeking to unwind from the everyday stresses by spending time out in nature, the “Landesgartenschau,” or state garden show, in Schwäbisch Gmünd, 50 kilometers east of Stuttgart, might be worth the trip. The Landesgartenschau runs from April 30 until Oct. 12 and includes three themed areas: a landscape park called “Himmelsgarten” (heaven’s garden), an adventure forest “Himmelsleiter” (ladder to the sky) and nature within the city in Schwäbisch Gmünd’s downtown area, called “Erdenreich” (earth’s treasure). Show gardens, flower and plant exhibitions, landscape gardening and design, and floral design workshops are also an essential part of the Landesgartenschau. According to Markus Brenner, spokesman for the state garden show, all three areas aim for visitors to feel, experience and connect with nature. “The purpose of the garden show is to present nature and landscape in a new setting and to improve the city’s overall appearance. The Landesgartenschau will give our city a new face,” Brenner said. “Most of the displays and newly built park and garden areas will remain past the event.” ‘Himmelsgarten’ landscape park Brenner recommends visitors start their journey at the landscape park (Himmelsgarten) located atop the “Wetzgau” plateau, where they can enjoy a bird’s-eyeview of the city from the “Himmelsstürmer” lookout tower, which was built exclusively for the event. “Beside the view, mirrors were installed outside the wooden tower to reflect the sky and the sun, making for a spectacular play of lights,” Brenner said. A “Weleda” healing plant garden, as well as nine show gardens featuring plants and colorful flower

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From the “Himmelsstürmer” lookout tower, visitors can enjoy a bird’s-eye-view of Schwäbisch Gmünd during the “Landesgartenschau,” or state garden show. The tower is located at the landscape park called “Himmelsgarten” (heaven’s garden) atop the “Wetzgau” plateau.

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The “Landesgartenschau,” or state garden show, in Schwäbisch Gmünd will run from April 30 to Oct. 12 throughout a landscape park, an adventure forest, and Schwäbisch Gmünd’s downtown area. Besides outdoor activities, show gardens and various flower exhibitions, visitors can also tour historic landmarks such as the Johannes Cathedral that was built during the reign of the Staufer dynasty between 1220 and 1250 and is one of Swabia’s most prominent buildings of the late Romanesque era. arrangements can also be found at the landscape park. “The show gardens simply are impressive and dazzling to look at,” Brenner said. Those interested in outdoor activities may enjoy a run through the hemp labyrinth, or spending time at the water playground next to a natural pool. Following these activities, patrons can rest on sundecks and various meadows and woodlands throughout the landscape park. ‘Himmelsleiter’ adventure forest The Taubental Forest (Himmelsleiter) will offer more than 30 activities for the entire family. Children, for example, can search for wooden animals, learn about various trees and nature on the “Naturatum” adventure path, or roll wooden balls along a 300-meter ball path. The “Erholungswald,” or recreational forest, will feature a “path of life” for visitors to focus on their inner self and to increase their well-being and energy in a natural setting. The path will be framed by sculptures and accessible art installations, illustrating bible verses and literature quotes, according to Brenner. ‘Erdenreich’ nature in the city The Erdenreich will feature nature in the city and will present Schwäbisch Gmünd’s historic heritage in a new setting. Schwäbisch Gmünd is considered the oldest Staufer city in Southern Germany. The Swabian Staufer dynasty, also referred to as the House of Hohenstaufen, was a dynasty of German monarchs that reigned between the 11th and 13th centuries. History buffs may enjoy various landmarks throughout Schwäbisch Gmünd, such as the Johannes Cathedral, built between 1220 and 1250, and one of Swabia’s most prominent buildings of the late Romanesque era. The “Fünfknopfturm” Tower, a former watchtower built between the 12th and 13th centuries, can also be toured. The Heilig-KreuzMünster Cathedral is one of the oldest gothic hall churches in Southern Germany and was built between 1315 and 1521.

During the Landesgartenschau, the historic downtown area will feature green hideaways, alleys, colorful flower displays and a boardwalk along the Josefsbach Stream and Rems River. According to Brenner, visitors can stroll along the boardwalk, sit ashore the “Remsstrand” beach, or linger in the sun on terraces located next to the water. The city park was also enlarged exclusively for the garden show and is now called “Remspark.” Here, visitors can also visit a small rococo-style castle built in 1780. “The downtown area is the perfect place for people to relax and breathe in history,” Brenner said. At the “Blumenhalle,” or flower hall, located at the Congress Centrum at the Remspark city park, visitors will find flower displays and ever-changing flower exhibitions stretching across a 600-square-foot area. Soccer, basketball and indoor climbing will also be offered at Schwäbisch Gmünd’s former train depot. Overall, the Landesgartenschau aims to offer events and activities revolving around nature, as well as relaxation and a good time for all age groups, according to Brenner. The Landesgartenschau will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tickets cost €16. Family tickets cost between €20 and €36. Tickets can be purchased at Schwäbisch Gmünd’s i-Punkt Tourist Information or online at Shuttle buses will depart every 15 minutes to and from the landscape park, forest and the downtown area. All areas can also be reached by foot.. Special events and entertainment will also be offered throughout the Landesgartenschau. For more, visit www. For English guided tours call civ. 07171-6034290. For more information, visit, or call civ. 07171-92264-00.


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What’s happening in FMWR Tour three castles

Tour the castles of Hohenschwangau, Neuschwanstein and Linderhof on an overnight excursion with Outdoor Recreation April 26-27. The cost will cover transportation, lodging, breakfast and entrance to the castles. For more information, call 4312774/civ. 07031-15-2774.

Flea market for kids

Recreation will host a GermanAmerican baseball game April 22 at 5 p.m. on the Robinson Barracks baseball field. The Child, Youth and School Services junior baseball team will battle the Sindelfingen Squirrels.

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Sell your used or unfinished craft materials at the crafters’ flea market April 22 from 5:30-8 p.m. at Patch Arts and Crafts Center. The cost to sell is $10 per table, and space is limited. Register by April 19 at Patch Arts and Crafts Center or call 4305270/civ. 0711-680-5270.

• The Galaxy Bowling and Entertainment Center will host an Armed Forces Bowling tournament April 23-25 from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. The tournament is open to U.S. Bowling Congress cardholders. Entry fee is $45 per person. • In April, all children bowl for $1.50 a game with $1 shoe rental from 1-4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. For more information on these events, call 431-2575/civ. 0703115-2575.

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A kids only flea market will be held April 26 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the parking lot across from the car wash, adjacent to Husky Field. Table fee is $10. To sign up, call 430-2110/civ. 0711-680-2110.

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A determined Abdulahaziz Shribati, in blue, of ESV Rot-Weiss Stuttgart squares off against Corey Gulley of team Hohenfels in the fourth bout of the Rumble in the Gart invitational boxing tournament April 5.

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An exhausted Allen Wallace of Team Spangdahlem gets advice from his coach during a break in the fifth bout of the tournament. By Greg Jones USAG Stuttgart Public Affairs Office


eam Stuttgart won the “Rumble in the Gart” invitational boxing tournament April 5 at the Patch Fitness Center on Patch Barracks, beating out 10 other teams through 15 bouts for the top slot, with Fit Boxing Esslingen in second, and Team Kaiserslautern coming in third. Some 33 boxers competed in the tournament representing 11 teams: Schwäbisch Gmünd, Team Stuttgart, Team Vicenza, Team Hohenfels, Fit Boxing Esslingen, Team Kaiserslautern, ESV Rot-Weiss Stuttgart, Ansbach TSV 1860, Team Spangdahlem, Team Baumholder, and SV Gold-Blau Stuttgart. In the first bout, Pascal Stern of Schwäbisch Gmünd defeated Steven Webb of Ansbach TSV 1860 by decision. The second bout featured the first Stuttgart boxer, Vijy

Team Stuttgart’s Vijy Seedan, in red, turns the heat up against opponent Marcus G boxing tournament April 5. Team Stuttgart went on to win the tournament. Team Ka

Seedan, who beat out Marcus Green of Kaiserslautern and was followed by Schwäbisch Gmünd’s second win of the evening when Albert Miranda defeated Stephen Pickers of Vicenza during the third bout. A very heated fourth bout featured Corey Gulley of Hohenfels squaring off against Abdulahaziz Shribati of ESV Rot-Weiss Stuttgart. Both boxers came out fast and furious, but toward the end of the match fatigue glared on both their faces. Gulley, however, did sustain enough energy to secure the win. Bout five went to Pajhin Ramadani of Fit Boxing Esslingen over Allen Wallace from Spangdahlem. In bout six, Marcus Jacobs brought Kaiserslautern the team’s first victory of the evening, defeating Alex Ortega of Stuttgart. Bout seven was decided by default in favor of Raymond Garcia of Stuttgart when the opposing boxer failed to show. During bout eight, Donald Watts of Baumholder earned the team’s first and only victory of the evening against

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Stuttgart’s Jonathon Mullis. During an intermission between bouts eight and nine, food and door prizes, to include a four-day stay at the Edelweiss Lodge in Garmisch and roundtrip ticket to the U.S., were offered. Following the break, the tournament continued with


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ngs boxing to Stuttgart Robert Krlin of ESV Rot-Weiss Stuttgart, is named the best overall boxer and wears a championship belt presented by Command Sgt. Maj. Bernard P. Smalls, USAG Stuttgart’s senior enlisted advisor at the conclusion of Rumble in the Gart. Greg Jones

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Green of Team Kaiserslautern during Bout 2 of the Rumble in the Gart invitational aiserslautern took third place.

from the bleachers and boxers are fighting, can get in the ring of people and fight.”



bout nine in which Reno Sullivan of Stuttgart pummeled Michael Logan from Kaiserslautern intensively, urging the referee to call the fight early in Sullivan’s favor. The intensity of this fight was a direct result of equally intense training, according to Sullivan. “The hardest part for me in any fight is training, and in

Greg Jones

Stephen Pickers of Team Vicenza gets advice and water from his coach during a brief respite between rounds in the third bout of the Rumble in the Gart.

this particular case my hard work paid off,” he said. Bout 10 was also called early by the referee, this time in favor of Abel Amsaleteghen of SV Gold-Blau Stuttgart who thrashed Jose Sandoval. A fantastic bout 11 featured Robert Krlin of ESV Rot-Weiss Stuttgart squaring off against Jose Rivera of Stuttgart. The two boxers went back and forth with grim intensity for the entirety of their three rounds and it was difficult to call at the end. Ultimately, the decision went to Krlin, who also took the “Best Boxer” award for the evening. In bout 12, Giuseppe Masutto with Fit Boxing Esslingen secured his team’s second place spot by defeating Clinton Kendall of Stuttgart. In the only ten-count knock out of the evening, Corey Taylor of Hohenfels earned enthusiastic cheers from the crowd, defeating Stuttgart’s Xavier Martin in bout 13. In what may have been the most crowd-pleasing bout

of the evening, Vicenza’s William Runson defeated Tyler Mielearch of Baumholder in bout 14, but not without some real effort. “That guy weighs about 260 pounds, and believe me, I felt every bit of it,” Runson said after his bout. “I’d land a punch, and it wouldn’t move him at all. I won, but it sure tired me out!” In the final bout, Julian Wiggins of Stuttgart defeated teammate James Freund. For the boxers, it wasn’t necessarily about losing or winning the tournament, but about the experience and building resilience, according to Wiggins. “Boxing, along with other individual combat sports, helps test your intestinal fortitude and builds confidence to overcome your fears,” he said. “Anybody can watch from the bleachers and talk about how the boxers are fighting, but not everybody can get in the ring in front of a crowd of people and fight.”

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Located in the Altstadt by the beautiful Schlossplatz Königsbau, Martha’s is easy to find and offers a variety of culinary delights. Look for the Starbucks and head into the passage. On the left, you will find Martha’s, a cute little imbiss with the big flavor. It will most likely be filled to the brim with satisfied customers. The owner is Pia Nowotny. She named the place after her grandmother who taught her how to cook and she has certainly learned a thing or two! Along with her friendly and helpful staff, she is eager to please and takes pride in all that Martha’s has to offer. Everything served at Martha’s is all natural with no preservatives. The meats for her wurst, burgers and pastrami sandwiches are all from the region. Her curry wurst has a homemade curry sauce that has people happily standing in line for their order. You will also find freshly baked breads, homemade flammkuchen with fresh cream, local ham and onion. And if you can fit a little more at the end of your meal, the Belgians waffles are made fresh daily with a variety of irresistible toppings. Open Mon -Wed 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. and Thur - Sat 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Königstr. 28 • 70173 Stuttgart •


If you are having any problems with your computer, there is only one place to go….Notebook 4 All. With the expertise of Markus Truckenmüller you will be in the best of hands. They will repair notebooks and personal computers of all brands. Notebook 4 All is right outside Patch Barracks in Stuttgart-Vaihingen. It is not only convenient but the service is fast and friendly too. There are just 3 fast and easy steps to a satisfying result: 1. Bring in your defective laptop or you can fill in their online form, pack up your notebook and send it to them. 2. Within a few days, Notebook 4 All will create a diagnosis with a cost estimate that is binding. You decide whether you want them to do the repair or not. (If not, they will charge a very reasonable 39 euros for their diagnosis and review). 3. After the repair is completed, you can pick it up or they can send it to you directly. Shipping fees will apply. Stop on by from Mon-Fri 10-7 p.m. & Sat 10-2 p.m. Notebook 4 All are happy to relieve the stress that technology can often cause! VAT forms accepted. For more info please see Hauptstr. 91• 70563 Stuttgart-Vaihingen • 0711-7072082 •

Taverna Olympos

Since 1982, this small Greek family has been happily serving Americans their sought after homemade Greek and German cuisine. ‘Mama Wulla’ is the chef and she lovingly brings her Greek specialties from her grandmother’s recipes to life. The organization and service is handled by her son, George. ‘We are happy to serve our American customers…and we have lots of them!’ George says. ‘The Americans are our friends and we welcome them to try our delicious cuisine. We are proud of our repeat customers and their friends. Our Tavern Olympus is like a big, cozy living room!’ adds George. The meat is delivered daily fresh from the butcher. The souffles, mousaka and pastizio is always freshly prepared. Their tzatziki and eggplant salad is even admired by other Greek restaurants. Come visit the cozy tavern and let ‘Mama Wulla’ cook for you! Right outside patch Barracks, easy to find and on the main street, Taverna Olympus will welcome you with a smile! Online reservations at Hauptstrasse 67 • 70563 Stuttgart • 0711-2209289

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Books & Breakfast

The Ruby family enjoys Patch Elementary School’s Books and Breakfast provided by the PES PTA.

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Amy Rush

3D Creations

Patch Elementary School kindergarteners Shelby Cannon, Norah Bergen, and Emilie Isaacson are creating 3-diminsional forms. Amy Rush


Patch Elementary 3rd grade students (photo top - Brianna and Ella, photo above - Emily) learn to solve algebraic equations with Ms. Reichert using hands-on equations. Nancy Reichert Gifted Ed Resource Teacher Patch Elementary School

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BEMS has a new club — the Marathon Club. The exercise and running club is for students in grades K-5. The club meets every Wednesday right after school for a period of 10 weeks. The goal for the runners is to accumulate the distance of a half or full marathon. And it's not just for kids! Parents are invited to join with their student and make it a family outing. Those meeting the challenge, will earn a special certificate that will give proof of their hard work. Students are also encouraged to keep a logbook at home, and to add more miles when possible from sports or other family outings. Nina Hazelton

“Horton Hears a Who”

Ms. Elizabeth Casciaro’s Böblingen Middle School Drama students are performing Dr. Seuss’s “Horton Hears a Who” for the Elementary grades outside. From Left to right starting at the first row: Eva Hedges, Gabie Fernandez, Joshua Lindman, Mackenzie Emery, Chloe Williams, Grace Long, Elizabeth Milton. Back row starting from left: Sarah Tabet, Elizabeth Conolly, Conall Bencze, Katelyn Thompson, Ryan Ledbetter, Sascha Ortiz, Aidan Buchanan, Denzel Acheampong. Je-Uhn Smith

Middle School Art Club

There is more to art than drawing and painting. In this photo we see Heather Landry and Isabella Grizales working on their art project. They are making use of their artistic sense of size and proportion in constructing wire animal sculptures. The MS Art Club meets every Monday right after school. The students explore many different art styles and build on different techniques such as drawing, painting and sculpting. If you're interest in putting your artistic talents to work, please contact Ms. Nina Hazelton, the BEMS MS Art Club Sponsor. Nina Hazelton

Take a look at what’s going on in Stuttgart’s schools.

BEMS Marathon Club

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Have fun with the locals Crazy Hair Day

During the BEMS Spirit Week, one of the days was devoted to "crazy hair." Almost anything was a "go" for this special day. We had colorful hair, hair with balloons, hair with twist and curls. Big smiles, good friends, ribbons and bows just naturally go together to make a great photo as Caden Bass (from left), Liina Winborn, Sarah Brown and Ellie Baker prove. Just like these young ladies, everybody had a great "crazy hair" day and can hardly wait until next year's Spirit Week.

Stuttgart Spring Festival Sat, Apr 19 – Sun, May 11 Stuttgart, Cannstatter Wasen

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Don’t miss out on Europe´s biggest spring festival in Stuttgart between the 19th of April and 11th of May. On an area of 4.2 hectares you will be able to see a wide range of rides, candy stands, and food booths. Don’t miss out on the traditional keg tappingCrazy ceremony Socks that will take place on the opening Sunday. It's spirit week at For more info see BEMS. Every day is devoted to a


On the 27th of April, the shops will be open between 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. Enjoy the spring feeling as you stroll through the city center. You will also be able to see other events that will take place during this time. For information on more Sunday shopping in the nearby area see

sold out months before so be quick! Enjoy fun, music and loads of colors. Prices start at €19.99. This event will start at noon. For tickets and more info go to

Kylie Minogue different theme and Wednesday Sat, Oct 25 was "crazy socks" München, Olympiahalle day. And, as you Kylie Minogue will can be performing on the see there were 25th of October in lots the of Olympiahalle crazy sock in worn by the München. Kylie willbeing be permoting her students Ms. show new album “Kiss me Once”.inThe Jonsson's will start at 7.30 p.m. Ticketssecond prices start grade class. There at €87.50 were lots of colors, For more information and tickets stripes, plaids and see

Segway city tour Thu, Apr 17 Stuttgart, Jugendhaus Mitte Stuttgart’s city tour on Segways will be CONCERTS starting on April 17 at 17:30. Experience the increasingly popular way of sight- The BEMS kindergarten students in Ms. Stuttgart Rock´n Heim class areMuseum studying of theViniculture letter "F." A seeing in Stuttgart. You will be passing Erickson's demonstration is just historic places, parks, the castle and good Thu, Apr 25 – Fri, Aprthe 26 right learning Fri, Aug 15 – Sun, Aug 17 everybody had experience to help reinforcePlatz a word and its many more. Tickets are €55. Stuttgart, Uhlbacher Hockenheim, Hockenheimring a wonderful day. meaning. prove point,with Ms. gatherErickFor more dates and times see WhyTo nothelp start yourthis season Get your tickets you want to in jointhis photo are from left SPORTS Showing offfast theirif"crazy socks" Sarah Kennedy, Ava son invited the local authorities ing information about the (our localMilitary wines of one of Germany’s bigget open air festiBoehmer, Megan Hasenyager, Michelle Cloud. It's a shame we didn't have a Police) to her class to demonstrate the science Stuttgart. Every Thursday and Friday the vals.bigger Expectcamera a greatbecause line-up almost with huge everyone had on "crazy socks". Spirit Week is proThe students learned that 27th Intl. Theaterhouse Jazzdays of "fingerprinting." Tennis Grand Stuttgart Museum of Viniculture has exstar perfomances artists like Placebo, moted by the by BEMS Student Council whichPorsche is sponsored by Ms. TrudyPrix Mertens. to get good "prints" you have to hold your finPhoto by Ed Thornburg Thu, Apr 17 – Mon, Apr 21 hibits on display where visitors can learn Beatsteaks, The Prodigy and Outkast. Sat, Apr 19 – Sun, Apr 27 gers very still. What a shock it was to discover Stuttgart, Theaterhaus Stuttgart about differentare aspects of growing For more information see Stuttgart, Porsche Arena that no two the fingerprints the same! In this The 27th International Theaterhouse photowine. Opening hours are from 2 p.m. to 8 The Porsche Tennis Grand Prix will be we see Mr. Darrell Robertson, a Military Jazzdays is where all of the regional and For moretaking information about theoftour held in Stuttgart in the Porsche Arena Policep.m. Investigator, the fingerprints David Garrett newcomers as well as international mu-Angelina see Garcia. between the 19th and 27th of April. This Photo by Holly Erickson sicians get together to jam in Stuttgart. Wed, Oct 8 event is not only about seeking the title, Wasenwirt FamilyDays For more information see Stuttgart, Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle trophies and a cash payout it is also about winning the legendary title for Wed, Apr 30 Join us on a musical ride as we listen in Festival of Animated Film Porsche. Eight top ten players will be Filderstadt-Bonlanden, Fildorado on how David Garrett performs with his Tue, Apr 22 – Sun, Apr 27 You will have a chance to have a good legendary band and orchester on the 8th competing for a cash prize and a Porsche Stuttgart, Schlossplatz swim and the opportunity to win a gift of Oct in Stuttgart. He is well knows for 911. The star line-up will include titlehow he mixes his classical violin tunes Visitors have the chance to watch around voucher as well as a pair of flip flops. holder. Maria Sharapova and Angelique 1,000 movies at different cinemas and Children will receive a bath towel as with modern pop music. His show will Kerber. For more information see the open-air location at the Schlossplatz a gift which they will be able to decostart at 8 p.m. in the city center of Stuttgart. The short rate. Entrance price for adult €7.80 and For tickets Night of the Jumps movies are shown in different languages children under the age of 4 €4.60 for two Lady Gaga as well as silent movies. The intention of hours. Sat, Apr 26 Thu, Oct 9 München, Olympiahalle the festival is to promote young talents. For more information see Berlin, O2 World Berlin These guys are taking BMX to a whole A special family program with animated Lady Gaga will be performing on the 9th new level! Extreme stunts and a funfilms and activities for children will start Holifestival of Color of October at O2 World Berlin. She will be filled show will keep you on the edge of at 2 p.m. For more info see On March Sat,20th Jul AVID 26 students participated in a Philo- promoting her ArtRave Tour. Ticket prices your seat! Tickets start at €46.90 and the Sunday Shopping sophical Chair debate,Messe where they discussed whetherstart at €92.90. show starts at 7 p.m. München, Die they agreed disagreed important issues, rangingFor more ticket information see For more information or pictures check Sun, Apr 27 Don’tormiss out on on your chance to join the from religion in of schools the right carry a con- out Stuttgart, Vaihingen city center Festival Colorsto2014. Lasttoyear tickets

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Philosophical Debate

cealed handgun in public. In this picutre we see BEMS 7th graders from Ms. Krunich AVID class Zach Webb and Janis Zelcs.

Getting Ready

Bailey Coburn and Hannah Allen share newly found research for their team’s upcoming debate. They will be arguing, “Should students be able to bring in and use technology such as e-readers,iPads, and laptops to school?”

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Speech & Language Therapy. American, English speaking therapists Andrea Ihnat & Elizabeth Grimley. speechstuttgart@ or 0152-387-29207

Lederstraße L d t ß 1 · Calwer C l Markt M ar arkkt k t Innenhof I h f · 75365 Calw C l Phone: 07051-1687543 · Mo–Fr 10.00 a.m.–6.00 p.m. · Saturday 10.00 a.m.–1.00 p.m.





Your German-American flea market - online and in print!


Grandmother clock $900 or OBO See KA classified web page Contact Rex 06371-57570 BIRSTEIN

Inlaid Wooden End Table. Sorrento style. See photo on KA classifieds web page. Contact Eric and Mia at 063759949674. €30,

Wooden bookshelf. See photo on KA classifieds web page. Contact Eric and Mia at 063759949674. $150,



Waechtersbach (Vek ters bahk)

Vibrant colors, brilliant glaze work and contemporary designs. High quality ceramic tableware and accessories since 1832. Whether plain, noble, graphic, frisky or just brightly colored - with Waechtersbach you can realize the boundless possibility of a beautiful table! Come and see us at our factory outlet store in Brachttal. Fabrikstraße 12 | 63636 Brachttal - Schlierbach | ☎ 06053 - 6188713 Monday - Friday : 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. | Saturday : 9.30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

DISCOUNT COUPON Don’t forget your VAT forms.


You have never seen a store like this! Americans are more than welcome

Bring your Gold, Jewelry

We barter for Gold

KRUG ANTIQUES • 4 floors of antiques • Antique house Krug • Free coffee and cake • Treasure box for kids! Hours: Mon - Fri 10 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. Sat 10 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 5 minutes from Panzer

Wettgasse 12 • 71101 Schönaich Mobile 0178-777-0076 • Store: 07031 - 65 1549

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Wall unit has shelves for books, curio/collectible display area, storage drawers, bar, and a place for a TV. $ 75 See KA classified web page contact Rex 0637157570


Target practice, eco warrior shoulder bag, hand-made felt, environmentally friendly bag made using only wool, water and soap, €25,


When you bring a friend she/he can also get 10%!

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