The Citizen - September 3, 2015

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FORCES UNITE U.S. Marine Forces Europe and Africa unite with a new commander. — PAGE 2

ARE YOU PREPARED? How to be ready in the event of an emergency. — PAGES 12-13

New science-based technology to reach and sustain a healthy weight. — PAGE 10

FLAKKASERNE REMEMBERED Ludwigsburg to honor the service of U.S. Armed Forces with plaque unveiling and free entrance to Garrison Museum and Ludwigsburg Palace Sept. 13. — PAGE 3

Thursday, September 3, 2015 Sustaining & Supporting the Stuttgart U.S. Military Community

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Cheers! ‘Stuttgarter Weindorf’

Only a few days left to enjoy a swell time at local wine fest. — Page 5





709th Military Police Battalion Löwen Award presented to outstanding FRG leader of 554th Military Police Company. — PAGE 8

Community news updates including closures and service changes, plus fun activities coming up at the garrison. — PAGE 6-7

Federal Procurement programs require purchases of 'green' products and services. — PAGE 4

What newcomers need to know about filing claims for household goods, vehicles and more. — PAGE 4


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The Citizen, September 3, 2015

Marines across continents unite

United States Army Garrison Stuttgart Col. Glenn K. Dickenson U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart Commander R. Slade Walters Director of Public Affairs Holly DeCarlo-White Editor

Carola Meusel Writer

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Marine general commanding forces in Europe, Africa takes post Photos and story by U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Europe & Africa Public Affairs Office

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The U.S. Marines serving in both Europe and Africa was united by one commander, Maj. Gen. Niel E. Nelson, in a ceremony Aug 19. Nelson takes charge of U.S. Marine Corps Forces Europe and Africa from Lt. Gen. Robert B. Neller, who was commanding Marines in Europe from his headquarters for Marine Forces Command in Norfolk, Va., and Maj.

Gen. William D. Beydler, who was commanding Marines in Africa from his headquarters at II Marine Expeditionary Force at Camp Lejuene in North Carolina. Not only does Nelson unite the Marines operating across two continents under one commander, he is the first commander to be based in Germany alongside the two geographical combatant commanders, Gen. Philip M. Breedlove and Gen. David M. Rodriguez, as his sole command

responsibility. "My vision for us is that we will remain the crisis response force of choice for our combatant commander, allies, and international partners," said Maj. Gen. Niel E. Nelson, commander of U.S. Marine Corps Forces Europe and Africa. U.S. Marine Corps Forces Europe and Africa is the Corps' service component headquarters supporting both geographical combatant commanders for U.S. European Command and U.S. Africa Command.

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Major General Niel E. Nelson assumed command on Aug. 19 as the commander of Marines in both Europe and Africa to be based in Germany alongside the two geographical combatant commanders, Gen. Philip M. Breedlove and Gen. David M. Rodriguez, thereby uniting the Marines operating across two continents.

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Flakkaserne Remembered: Ludwigsburg to honor service of US Forces In 2009, a new street was dedicated to a Ludwigsburg resident, Lt. Col. Cesar von Hofacker, who was a member of the military resistance against Adolf Hitler July 20, 1944. Like his cousin, Col. Claus Schenck Graf von Stauffenberg, von Hofacker was executed after the attempt failed. The relationship between the Soldiers stationed on Flakkaserne and Ludwigsburg residents was always friendly. In 1954, a GermanAmerican Club was founded, with the goal of promoting and maintaining contact between Germans and Americans. During the annual German-American Fest, local music groups used to perform and representatives of the city were also invited to attend change of command and other ceremonies. A relationship also developed between the German veterans of the 25th Flak Regiment and Soldiers of the U.S. 4th Transportation Battalion. In 1959, veterans of the 25th Flak

Regiment along with the American military dedicated a memorial for German Flak-Soldiers who fell during both world wars at the Kaserne’s main gate. The memorial depicts a warrior with steel helmet and sword defending against an attacking eagle. In 1984, the memorial was expanded with the additional memorial tablet in commemoration of Flakkaserne’s 50th anniversary. The ceremony will be held at Flackkaserne Ludwigsburg, Caesarvon-Hofackeranlage 1, 71640 Ludwigsburg. Stuttgart military community members are invited to attend. Attire is dress uniform and business dress or pants suit. Entrance to the Garrison Museum and the Ludwigsburg Palace is also free Sept. 13. The “Garnisonmuseum,” or Garrison Museum, in Ludwigsburg is a military history museum. The memorial tablet is part of a small exhibit at the Garrison Museum.

WWI and WWII memorial at Flakkaserne, Ludwigsburg. — Photo by Stephanie Cleaton. USAG Stuttgart Public Affairs Office

The City of Ludwigsburg and the Military Historical Association Ludwigsburg will host a ceremony to unveil a commemorative plaque Sept. 13 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for U.S. Soldiers who served on Flakkaserne from 1950 to 1991.

History of flakkaserne

The name Flakkaserne includes the German abbreviation “Flak” which is short for “Flugabwehrkanone,” antiaircraft cannon. The Kaserne was built for the 25th Flak Regiment between 1936 and 1938, in the Ossweil district of Ludwigsburg located on the outskirts of the city. Flakkaserne didn’t consist of only military structures—there were also housing facilities for officers and non-commissioned officers. The buildings had one or two stories with hipped-end or gabled roofs. The Kaserne was divided into three main areas: 1. The entrance on the west side with guard house, officers’ club, officer apartments, and headquarters buildings; 2. Neighboring U-shaped troop barracks; 3. Two dining facilities, gym, and medical center. Most of the buildings were clustered around the technical and workshop areas as well as the many football fields and the main parade ground. In 1939, the 25th Flak Regiment

deployed from the Kaserne to war. Throughout the following years, the Kaserne was occupied by replacement troops, training and logistics units, as well as a military court. Following World War II, Flakkaserne housed an Internment Camp, IC 74, for former officials of the National Socialist regime during denazification. In 1948, the Kaserne was utilized as a camp for Germans driven from their homes in Eastern Europe and other refugees. From 1950 to 1991, the U.S. Army was stationed on the Kaserne. The Kaserne’s main resident was the 4thTransportation Battalion until its deployment to the Gulf War in 1991 and later redeployed back to the U.S. In 1991, Flakkaserne was the first Kaserne in Ludwigsburg vacated by the U.S. Army and, under the ownership of the German federal government, remained empty. In 2007, the City of Ludwigsburg acquired the Kaserne from the government. The majority of buildings were subsequently demolished, only trees and several buildings under historical preservation were kept: the Officer’s Club, the gym as well as the main gate with its guard house, and a portion of the Kaserne wall with its memorials. Between 2007 and 2009, the residential area “Hartenecker Hoehe” boasting apartment and row houses, duplexes and single-family homes, was built there. Today, 2,000 residents call this area home.

The Garnisonmuseum Ludwigsburg (German for "Garrison Museum Ludwigsburg") is a military history museum. Entrance to the Garrison Museum is free on Sunday, Sept. 13. — Photo by Stephanie Cleaton.


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Going Green: USAREUR "Green" Procurement Programs By USAREUR G4 Logistics/Operations Sustainment

The overall objectives of a Green Procurement Programs are to use the purchasing power of the Federal Government to acquire and use environmentally beneficial products and services; to stimulate markets for qualifying products; to reduce adverse effects on human health and the environment; to reduce energy use, toxic emissions, and depletion of natural resources; and to incorporate environmental and energy considerations into purchasing and contracting decisions. The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act directed Federal agencies to develop Affirmative Procurement programs to increase the purchase of items containing recycled material. Since then, Executive Order 13423, the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002, and the Federal Acquisition Regulations also contain requirements to buy green. The Energy Policy Act of 2005 and EOs 13423, 13221, and 12845 require Federal agencies to buy energy-efficient equipment and vehicles. EO 13423 also addresses environmentally preferable purchasing with specific requirements for water efficiency, renewable energy, sustainable construction, Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool registered electronics, toxic substances, and ozone depleting substance. Green Procurement, also termed Af-

firmative Procurement, is the purchase of environmentally preferable products and services. These products are made with recovered materials and are preferred because they conserve resources, create less pollution and waste, or eliminate health and safety risks. The intent of GP is to stimulate recycling by creating a market for new products made from recycled materials. The DoD and Army goal is to achieve 100% compliance with all mandatory Federal Green Procurement Preference Programs in all acquisition transitions—commodities, contracts, and services that require designated items.

Components of the “Green” procurement preference programs:

• Products Manufactured from Recovered Material • Environmentally Preferable Products • Energy and Water efficient • Renewable Energy • Sustainable Buildings • Alternative Fuels and Fuel Efficiency Vehicles • Bio-based Products • Non-ozone Depleting Substances • Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) Registered Electronics

Environmental Benefits Buying green creates markets for recycled materials and agricultural products,

conserves resources, saves energy, saves landfill space, and reduces pollution.

Sustainability GP provides incentive for manufacturers to develop technologies to create new and improved environmentally preferable products. Using these products lessens or eliminates negative impacts to human health and the environment.

Who must buy "Green"? Green Procurement Program requirements apply to all purchases of products and services by: • Any Federal agency, or state/local agency, or contractor using appropriated federal funds • All Government Purchase Card (GPC) holders • Civil Engineering and Contracting Office personnel responsible for developing contracting documents for services and construction projects • As you use the government credit card, buy products that are: • Recycled content • Less packaging • Energy efficient • Bio-based products • Reusability

• Recycled content products, also known as EPA’s Comprehensive Procurement Guideline items. • Energy-efficient products: Energy Star® and Federal Energy Management Program designated products; and low standby power devices. • Water efficient products which meet EPA’s Water Sense Standards • Alternative fuel vehicles/alternative fuels. • Bio-based products. • Non-ozone depleting substances. • Environmentally preferable products and services. • Products with low or no toxic or hazardous constituents.

Where can I get more training on Green Procurement preference programs? The best way to ensure that personnel follow GP requirements is to provide awareness training. To learn more about green purchasing requirements, see the short online course called Green Procurement (CLC046), hosted by the Defense Acquisition University at The DAU also provides purchase card training in the DAU Purchase Card Continuous Learning Module.

For more information and resources What to look for when buying on GPP visit “Green” products with the Government Purchase Card: procurement/FAQs.aspx

Ask a JAG: What newcomers should know about claims By Stuttgart Law Center

Q: We just relocated to the Stuttgart military community. It’s our first assignment in Germany, and we are waiting on our household goods and car. What are some of the things we need know? A: When your household goods are delivered, you should ensure that everything has arrived in the same condition as when it was shipped. If something is lost or damaged, you can file a claim. You can begin the process immediately during the delivery of your HHG with the Notice of Loss or Damage provided to you by the movers. Make sure you fill this out before the movers leave. But if you do not discover the damage or loss until after the movers have left, simply go to and log in to the Defense Personal Property System, also known as DPS. There you can file a notice of loss or damage. You must also file your claim in DPS. You must file notice of loss or damage within 75 days of the date of delivery, and you must file your claim within nine months of the date of delivery. Meeting these timelines will

make you eligible for full replacement value of your damaged or lost items. This means that if your claim is found to be legitimate, you are entitled to the full replacement value of the item or an acceptable repair, if the item is reparable.

be eligible for rental car expense reimbursement for up to seven days and a maximum of $30 per day. This reimbursement is provided through the finance office. If there are additional delays, contact the carrier’s claims department.


Cell phone, other contracts

If you notice damage to your vehicle at pick up, you must note the damage on the spot. If your car is dirty, you may go wash it in order to better inspect it. However, if you note any damage, you must return the same day, usually within a few hours, in order to properly give notice of damage to your vehicle. The reason for the short notice period is that damage can easily occur to a vehicle. If you bring your car back later, then the burden is on you to prove that the damage was transitrelated, and this can be a difficult task. If the shipping company has missed the deadline to deliver your vehicle, service members may

In Germany, contracts automatically renew. Unlike some contracts in the U.S. that continue on a month-to-month basis, contracts in Germany can renew for another year or more. Therefore, ensure that you understand when you must cancel a contract in order to avoid the automatic renewal. If your contract automatically renews, you may be on the hook for an entire year of service fees even if you have PCS’d back to the States. Remember, there is

no Servicemember Credit Relief Act equivalent in Germany to protect service members. To file a vehicle damage claim, contact the International Auto Logistics claims department at or call civ. 001-855-389-9499, Option 3. For all other claims related questions and assistance, contact the Military Claims Office at DSN: 421-4597, civ. 0711-729-4597. The Military Claims Office is located in Building 3312, Kelley Barracks.

Photo by Africa Studio/


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‘Zum Wohl:’ Enjoy Swabian way of life at Stuttgart’s ‘Weindorf’ By Carola Meusel USAG Stuttgart Public Affairs Office

The city of Stuttgart celebrates Baden-Württemberg’s centuriesold wine tradition during its annual “Stuttgarter Weindorf,” or wine village, from Aug. 26 to Sept. 6 in downtown Stuttgart. The middle Neckar region has always been known for cultivating fine wines, ranging from Trollinger red to white Riesling to rosé Schiller wines. According to legend, there was more wine than water in Stuttgart during the 14th century, which resulted in Swabia adopting wine as the national drink. “The Weindorf is a fest that focuses on fully living and enjoying the Swabian way of life, and it’s a fest for all generations. Everybody comes together for good company, a glass of wine and a swell time,” said Axel Grau, the Pro Stuttgart Verkehrsverein managing director. Every year, new, quality wines are featured. Grau recommends the Trollinger red wine, one of the most popular wines of the Württemberg region. After buying the first glass of wine, a visitor can use the glass to sample wine throughout the fest and keep it as a souvenir. Wine and food were meant for each other, and the wine village offers both. More than 500 wines from the Württemberg and Baden regions can be accompanied with traditional Swabian dishes such as “Maultaschen” (meat and vegetable-stuffed noodles), “Zwiebelrostbraten” (roast beef with sautéed onions) and “Bubaspitzle” (potato noodles mainly served with sauerkraut). Only quality and freshly-made food from the region will be offered at the fest, according to Grau. The menus throughout the various

booths will also be available in English. The Weindorf also offers patrons the chance to get to know downtown Stuttgart a little better and become familiar with a few of its most notable sights. The fest spans from the Marktplatz square to Kirchstrasse and the Schillerplatz square. Here, the statue of the famous Swabian poet, Friedrich Schiller, oversees the wine fest. Some people say that the light-bodied Schiller rosé wine is named after him. The Schillerplatz is framed by several historic buildings, to include Stuttgart’s old castle, the old chancellery, the prince’s building and the “Stiftskirche,” or collegiate church. The church is Stuttgart’s oldest Protestant church and the only monument dating back to the Staufen era, making it the city’s most significant landmark. Another landmark in the square is the “Fruchtkasten” building. During the Middle Ages, the building was a storage hall for grain and also housed a wine press. Today, the State Museum Württemberg’s musical instrument collection is displayed there. The fest is open daily from 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday, and from 11:30 a.m. until midnight Thursday through Saturday. Visitors should stop by the “Infolaube” information booth at Dorotheenstrasse (adjacent to Stuttgart’s Markthalle) for information and special offers. Family days on Aug. 30 and Sept. 6 will feature face painting and live music (Aug. 30, traditional folk music; Sept. 6, jazz, blues, dixie swing and pop music). Guided walking tours of the Weindorf in English can be booked by calling civ. 0711-6771897. For more information, visit

Visitors to the Stuttgarter “Weindorf,” or wine village, enjoy wine, Swabian food and good company during last year’s event. This year’s Weindorf will be held Aug. 26 to Sept. 6.

Lentils with “Spätzle,” or egg noodles, and “Saitenwürschtle,” or sausages, are some of the many Swabian dishes offered at the Stuttgarter “Weindorf,” or wine village.

“Uhlbacher Herbst” Fall Wine Fest Sept. 11-14

The “Uhlbacher Herbst” fall wine fest, which is also considered Stuttgart’s oldest wine fest, will be held all around Uhlbach’s “Kelter,” or winery. Visitors can sample local wines and Swabian food. Live music and entertainment will be offered, as well. The fest will open Sept. 11 at 7 p.m., Sept. 12 at 3 p.m., Sept. 13 at 10:30 a.m. and Sept. 14 at 5 p.m.

“Dürkheimer Wurstmarkt” Wine Fest Sept. 11-15 and Sept. 18-21

The Dürkheimer Wurstmarkt is the world’s largest wine fest and will run Sept. 11-15 and Sept. 18-21 at the “Brühlwiesen” in Bad Dürkheim. The event will open Sept. 11 at 5 p.m., Sept. 12, 13 and 15 at 11 a.m. and Sept. 14 at 10 a.m. According to the Bad Dürkheim Tourist Information, it’s “open end” for all five days of the fest. The same applies to the Sept. 18-21 timeframe (Sept. 18, 19, 20 and 21 the fest will open at 11 a.m.). Visitors can indulge in hearty food and sample local wines at historic “Schubkärchler” wine booths and all throughout the “Weindorf.” Two large wine tents and one beer tent will feature live music. Fun rides, such as a Ferris wheel, bumper cars and a roller coaster, will be offered as well.

“Vaihinger Herbst” Fall Festival Sept. 18-20

Photos courtesy of Regio Stuttgart Marketing-und Tourismus GmbH

The Vaihinger Herbst fall festival will run along the “Vaihinger Markt” market square, the district’s town hall and the Schwaben Galerie shopping mall. During the three-day festival, visitors can enjoy international and Swabian food, as well as live bands playing rock, pop, reggae and jazz. Juggling, fire, comedy, dance and artistic performances will also be offered, as well. For the first time, a band contest will be held Sept. 19 from noon to 6:30 p.m. for young musicians, singers, songwriters and bands to present their talents and enter the chance to win various prizes. The event will open Sept. 18 from 6:30-10:30 p.m., Sept. 19 from noon until 11:30 p.m. and Sept. 20. For more information, visit

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Patriot Day Ceremony SePt. 11

In honor of the individuals who lost their lives on September 11, 2001 a ceremony will take place on Friday, Sept. 11 at 10 a.m. at the Parade Field on Panzer Kaserne. U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart community members are invited to attend. Requested ceremony attire is duty uniforms for military personnel and business casual dress for civilian attendees.

PatCh CommiSSary temPorary CloSure

The Patch Commissary will be open on Sept. 20 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept 21-23, the Patch Commissary will be closed due to shelf replacement and reset.

CuStomS offiCe hourS anD CloSureS

The Customs Office is closed for monthly training every 2nd Thursday morning each month until 1 p.m. when it re-opens for customer service. Gas authorizations for rental vehicles can be obtained at the Patch Military Police station during the 2nd Thursday morning hours of each month when the Customs Office is closed. For questions contact DSN: 431-2731/civ. 07031-15-2731.

uPgraDe to DVB-C SCheDuleD on Stuttgart inStallationS

Starting September, TKS will implement a series of major infrastructure upgrades in the networks to transition an upgrade to digital high definition format. As a result analog TKS and AFN TV transmission will be phased out. This change is scheduled to occur for USAG Stuttgart installations on Sept. 16. Upgrade to DVB-C brings an end to analog cable TV • Analog AFN and TKS television broadcasts will be phased out Germany-wide at all government housing facilities including bar racks, dorms, and family

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS housing starting Sept. 7. • Existing analog television content will be transferred to DVB-C format. (DVB-C = digital video broadcast - cable) • There will be no change to the actual AFN and TKS program and channel lineup at this time. With the implementation of digital programming all facilities will be equipped with the newest HD standards. • To tune in to the DVB-C channels: Residents must perform an “automatic channel scan” using their television set’s DVB-C tuner on the date scheduled for their facility. • If your TV has a built-in DVB-C tuner no additional gear is required to watch DVB-C broadcasts. Special Information for easyTV & easyConnect customers: On-base easyTV and easyConnect subscribers may experience intermittent service outages throughout the course of the day between the hours of 7 a.m. and 4 p.m., on the date scheduled for the DVB-C upgrade. easyConnect: telephone and internet will automatically resume, no special action is required. easyTV: viewers must perform a new “easyTV channel scan” after 4 p.m. How to scan: Menu > Settings > Channel scan > OK. Need help? If you require technical assistance or need to report an unscheduled service outage, contact TKS customer service: 0631 3522 499.

SCSC Community WelCome eVent

The Stuttgart Community Spouses Club will host its annual Welcome Event on Tuesday, Sept. 22 from 6-9 p.m. at the Patch Community Club. The event is free to all military community members. The theme is Luau so feel free to come in jeans or your best island wear and discover what SCSC is all about. The event features food, music, raffles, information on special interest groups and

unique European Ways and Means items for sale, as well as membership forms and information available onsite. Membership cost for the 2015-2016 year is $40, in addition to events, membership entitles you to receive 30% off purchases at the Patch Thrift Shop just by showing your SCSC card. The Stuttgart Community Spouses’ Club is open to members of the U.S. Forces (active and retired) and their spouses who are ID card holders assigned or living in the U.S. Army Garrison-Stuttgart area as well as DoD civilians and their spouses who are ID card holders and employees of the U.S Forces or the U.S. Department of Defense in the U.S. Army GarrisonStuttgart area. In addition, employees of organizations who are under contracts with the U.S. Forces or DoD in the U.S. Army GarrisonStuttgart area are welcome to join. Associate membership is offered to civilians holding U.S. passports who are not ID Card Holders. For additional information on SCSC, welfare programs and special interest groups, visit

BuDget for BaBy WorkShoP

The Budget for Baby Workshop is a financial planning and education class, hosted by the Stuttgart Navy Marine Corps Relief Society on Tuesday, Sept. 15 in the Army Community Service building 2915, RM222 on Panzer Kaserne from 6-8 p.m. Learn what expenses you should plan for with the arrival of baby and how to make wise financial decisions. Plus many tips on how to save money in our community. Participants receive a Junior Sea Bag filled with gifts for baby and a baby blanket handmade by a NMCRS Volunteer. This is a free event open to all active duty military and DoD civilians that are new parents or those expecting. Registration is required. Panzer, ACS Bldg

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2915, 2nd Floor, Room 222, Panzer Kaserne. For more information, email:

College-leVel examination Program teSting

Get closer to your degree – take College-Level Examination Program and DANTES Subject Standardized Tests to earn college credit fast during the CLEPa-thon on Sept. 22-23 at 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The last test starts at 3 p.m. You are invited to come to the National Test Center and take as many computer-based exams as you would like, with the benefit of instant score results. * Principles of Public Speaking is not available during the CLEP-a-thon. University of Maryland University College Europe academic advisors and field representatives will be available on-site to help you decide which exams fit your needs best. Please bring your U.S. Military ID card. For CLEP testing, please bring your voucher registration ticket from the CLEP College Board website: Registration is also available on-site. Walk-ins welcome, no appointment needed. Testing is free for active duty service members, $100 for civilians (pay via credit or debit card at registration). Study tools and practice tests: • • dod • UMUC National Test Center, Building 2915, Room 423b, UMUC Stuttgart Office on Panzer Kaserne For more information contact, DSN: 4312303/2305/civ. 0703115-2303/2305 or email:

emPloyment reaDineSS lunChtime SerieS

Let Army Community Service help you prepare for the future with their Employment Readiness

Lunchtime Series on Sept. 8, 15 and 22 at ACS, Panzer Kaserne, Bldg. 2915, Room 226 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Build and enhance your career with classes to include Resume Writing (Sept.8), Networking & Building Your Professional Profile (Sept.15) and Interviewing Strategies/ Dressing for Success (Sept. 22). Classes are free and open to U.S. ID card holders. For more information, call DSN: 431-3362/civ. 07031-15-3362.

aSiSt oPen WorkShoP: SuiCiDe “firSt-aiD”

The next Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training workshop is scheduled on Sept. 15-16 at the Religious Education Center on Patch Barracks from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. open to all E-4 or GS-05 and above as well as Family Readiness Group leaders. There is no charge to attend the workshop, completion requires a two-day commitment. Comfortable civilian attire is encouraged. The ASIST workshop is a highly interactive, practical, practice-oriented workshop for those who want to feel more comfortable, confident and competent in helping to prevent the immediate risk of suicide. Over the course of the two days (15 training hours) participants learn specific skills to help identify those at risk and how to better listen to and care for those having thoughts of suicide. Participants interact through group discussions and skills practice that are based upon adult learning principles. They will experience powerful videos on suicide intervention and learn suicide first aid. Learn how to: • Recognize opportunities for help • Reach out and offer support • Develop a safety plan that neutralizes risks • Apply the “Pathway for Assisting Life” • Link people with community resources For more information and to sign up contact Employee Assistance Coordinator at DSN 431-2530/civ: 07031-15-2530.

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U.S. YoUth Soccer StUttgart trYoUtS

U.S. Youth Soccer Stuttgart will hold tryouts Sept. 11 and 13 on Husky Field on Patch Barracks. The USYS Stuttgart Soccer program offers players from the ages of 7-18 the opportunity to participate at a higher level of competition and is committed to developing players to their maximum potential. High-level players who participate in USYS Stuttgart have the opportunity to be considered for the Olympic Development Program, a state-level training program that feeds into the U.S. national identification and development program. There is a 10 Euro try-out fee. Cleats and shin guards are required. For more information, visit

rB commUnitY town hall meeting

USAG Stuttgart will conduct a community town hall meeting on Sept. 17 at 6:30 p.m. at the Robinson Barracks Chapel. All Robinson Barracks community members are encouraged to attend. Want to tell your garrison your concerns? Send a message on Facebook, search for USAGarrisonStuttgart.

air Force extendS SaPr ServiceS to civilianS

The Air Force released a policy memo Aug. 24 allowing Air Force civilian employees who are victims of sexual assault to file restricted and unrestricted reports with their installation's sexual assault response coordinator. The policy is effective immediately and allows SARCs and sexual assault prevention and response victim advocates to assist Air Force civilians who report sexual assaults by providing crisis intervention and advocacy services 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Department of Defense recently signed an exception to policy, granting the Air Force the authority to extend SAPR services. Air Force civilian employees will now receive the same


services as those already eligible to use SARC services, with the exception of legal and non-emergency medical services, which are restricted by law. Prior to this exception, only civilian employees at overseas locations and their dependents 18 years old or older were eligible to use SARC services, and they could only file unrestricted reports. SARCs and SAPR victim advocates will assist in contacting the appropriate law enforcement agency for Air Force civilians who file unrestricted reports to ensure reports are properly

investigated and prosecuted. They will also be able to help civilians identify and contact additional off-base support organizations as needed. For more information contact SARC at DSN: 480-7272/5597.

StUttgart theatre center aUditionS

Season theatre tickets for the 2015-16 season are now on sale! Pre-audition workshops and auditions for this years productions begin Sept. 6. Stuttgart Theatre Center is located at Kelley Barracks Bldg. 3320, DSN: 421-3055/ civ: 0711-729-3055. For

more information on the audition schedule, performance dates or to volunteer contact DSN: 421-3258/ civ: 0711 729-3258 or visit

white water raFting triP

Outdoor Recreation on Panzer Kaserne is taking you white water rafting on Sept. 13 at 8 a.m. Trip includes transportation, equipment, instruction, three rafting trips on the canal and one swim down the canal. Age restrictions apply. Bus departs at 8 a.m. and returns at approximately 6 p.m. Register by Sept. 9. For

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Free ticketS to See Pga golFerS

The Stuttgart Golf Course is providing free tickets to the Solheim Cup 2015 in St. Leon Rot until Sept. 16. Visit the Stuttgart Golf Course in Kornwestheim, Aldingerstr. 975 to pick up free tickets; each US ID cardholder can get tickets for two days.Tickets are also available at Ramstein, Baumholder and Wiesbaden Golf Course. The Solheim Cup takes place from Sept. 16 – 20. For more information, call civ. 07141-879-151.

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US service members receive 'heroic welcome' at Ramstein By U.S. Air Force Public Affairs

Airman First Class Spencer Stone arrived safely at Ramstein Air Base Aug. 24 via military airlift after receiving emergency medical care for injuries sustained while subduing an armed gunman aboard a French train, Aug. 21, 2015. Stone was subsequently transported to Landstuhl Regional

Medical Center for follow-on medical treatment. “We are grateful for Airman Stone's quick thinking and courageous actions and are thrilled to have him back safely with us and receiving follow-on care,” said Brig. Gen. Jon T. Thomas, 86th Airlift Wing commander. “We're thankful to our French partners for taking care of him and providing him the

initial medical treatment he needed.” While at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, the injuries suffered by Stone during the incident will be assessed by military healthcare providers and necessary treatment will be provided. Stone, along with fellow traveler and childhood friend Aleksander Skarlatos, made the flight from Paris

after receiving the French Legion of Honour by French President Francois Hollande. Airman Stone is assigned to the 65th Medical Operations Squadron as an Ambulance Services Technician. The 65th MDOS belongs to the 65th Air Base Group, Lajes Field, which is a unit under the 86th Airlift Wing here at Ramstein Air Base.

Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone is greeted with a “Heroic Welcome” as he and Oregon National Guardsman Aleksander Skarlatos arrive at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Aug. 24. More than 500 Airmen and their families came out to line the streets and thank Stone and his friends for their bravery. Stone arrived at Ramstein while in transit to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center for follow-on medical treatment. Stone received multiple injuries, all of which were non-life threatening, while subduing an armed gunman on a train traveling from Amsterdam to Paris. — Photos by Staff Sgt. Sara Keller

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone meets Lt. Gen. Timothy M. Ray, 3rd Air Force commander and 17th Expeditionary Air Force commander, upon his arrival to Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Aug. 24. Stone, along with childhood friends, Aleksander Skarlatos and Anthony Sadler, were recently honored by French President François Hollande for subduing an armed gunman when he entered their train carrying an assault rifle, a handgun and a box cutter. Stone is an ambulance service technician with the 65th Medical Operations Squadron stationed at Lajes Field, Azores.

Löwen Award presented

Defense Officials Praise Troops' Actions in Train Attack

Story and Photo by 1LT James Oglesby 554th Military Police Company

Krissy Soto, treasurer of the 554th Military Police Company’s Family Readiness Group received the Löwen Award on Aug. 19 at Panzer Chapel. The award was presented by Capt. Daniel Jimenez, commander of the 554th Military Police Company on behalf of Lt. Col. Matthew Gragg, commander of the 709th Military Police Battalion, to honor her constant devotion and tireless service to the 554th MP CO’s FRG. Soto’s efforts are instrumental in the continued success of the 554th MP CO’s FRG as she continues to dedicate her personal time to volunteer and plan its many events. The Löwen Award is unique to the 709th Military Police Battalion, awarded to active members of the various FRGs within the battalion to highlight the exceptional efforts select FRG members put into looking after the company’s Soldiers.

Whether it's caring for a Soldier’s children on emergency leave, or cooking a Thanksgiving meal for all the Single Soldiers in the barracks, Löwen award recipients are committed to the Soldiers of the 554th Military Police Company.

Krissy Soto, treasurer of the 554th Military Police Company’s Family Readiness Group received the Löwen Award, Aug. 19 at Panzer Chapel presented by Capt. Daniel Jimenez, commander of the 554th Military Police Company.

DoD News, Defense Media Activity

In a statement released Aug. 22, Defense Secretary Ash Carter praised three Americans for their actions yesterday on a train outside of Brussels, Belgium. “On behalf of all the men and women of the Department of Defense, I want to thank the brave individuals, including two members of the U.S. military, who stepped forward to prevent an even greater tragedy from taking place aboard that train,” Carter said. U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone, assigned to the 65th Air Base Group, Lajes Air Base, Azores, Oregon Army National Guard Spc. Alek Skarlatos and a civilian friend were traveling together via train on personal leave. The men took immediate action to subdue an armed gunman before he could engage his automatic weapon on the train.

“My thoughts and prayers today are with those injured in the attack, including Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone, whose selfless actions saved lives. I wish him a speedy recovery,” the defense secretary said. “These men are heroes,” said U.S. European Command Commander Air Force Gen. Philip M. Breedlove. “Actions like this clearly illustrate the courage and commitment our young men and women have all the time, whether they are on duty or on leave,” he said. “We are extremely proud of their efforts and now are praying for our injured airman to have a speedy recovery.” Stone, who suffered non-life threatening injuries in the attack, is currently being treated in a French medical facility. “(Stone and Skarlatos) are two reasons why -- on duty and off -- ours is finest fighting force the world has ever known,” Carter said.


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Antiterrorism Awareness message: Plan for worst By David Vergun Army News Service

Terrorists have struck military targets in the United States, as well as overseas, and it is likely such attacks will continue. Terrorism experts caution to plan for the worst. The Army issued All Army Activities, or ALARCT, 120/2015, titled “2015 Threat Warning to U.S. Army Standalone Facilities,” July 21. The message warns about threats from extremists, “particularly lone offenders,” to standalone facilities in the United States, such as recruiting stations. The ALARCT suggests courses of action to help increase the security of service members in those facilities. Included among the suggestions are:


• Conducting random antiterrorism measures • Having a valid plan for active-shooter response, and testing the plan periodically • Ensuring personnel have situational awareness and know procedures such as egress and security contacts • Varying routines such as routes and behaviors to avoid being a predictable target • Being on alert for and reporting suspicious behavior or anything out of the ordinary • Thinking before using social media so as to avoid divulgence of personal information

Edenfield said it is everyone's responsibility to enforce existing protective measures to protect critical information and personally identifiable information that adversaries can use for harmful means. Simple procedures such as shredding documents and removing labels before placing items into trash canisters can help protect information. “With the recent advances in cellular and network technology, it is also crucial we are cognizant of what type of information we are putting out on social media sites that could jeopardize our mission and put us in harm's way,” Edenfield said. “Ensuring the community is aware and knowledgeable on how to mitigate threats is the ultimate purpose of Anti-terrorism Awareness Month.”

or ideological objective. The shooting on Fort Hood is an example of that kind of attack. Most active-shooter attacks in the United States, however, are caused by persons who are depressed or have serious personal problems, Wayne said. Of those 200 attacks, 36 percent occurred in office buildings, 24 percent in schools, 12 percent in factories or warehouses and the rest in places like shopping malls or theaters. Wayne advises anyone who is under attack to “run, hide or fight.”


The best plan is to flee an area under attack, and bring along as many people as you can, Wayne advised. Move away as quickly as possi-

“EVERYONE NEEDS TO BE MINDFUL THAT 'LOW THREAT' DOES NOT MEAN 'NO THREAT'.” - Phillip Edenfield , anti-terrorism office, USAG Yongsan, South Korea


“Everyone needs to be mindful that 'low threat' does not mean 'no threat,'” said Phillip Edenfield, an anti-terrorism officer with U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan, South Korea. “Terrorist threats today are becoming more complex as terrorist groups use social media sites to terrorize personnel and to recruit individuals toward their causes.” Soldiers should maintain a low profile when traveling off installation and be prepared for the unexpected by having emergency contact numbers readily available, Edenfield said. In addition, when traveling and sightseeing in South Korea, Germany, and other countries, he said Soldiers should always be cautious about giving out their personal and employment information to strangers.


“There are bad people who do bad things ... and I can assure you, we're going to fight like hell to protect you” from them, but you need to do your part to stay alive and help others stay alive, Scott Wayne said. Wayne, a police officer with the Pentagon Force Protection Agency, and others, spoke during an “Active Shooter” presentation in the Pentagon, Aug. 20. Since 1999, there have been approximately 200 active-shooter incidents in the United States, Wayne said. Some of those attacks have been terrorism-related, meaning using terror to achieve a political, religious

ble, and once in a safe area, call 911. Also, try to prevent other bystanders from entering the danger area. If the police or other first responders are there, do not ask them questions or hinder them from doing their duty, he said. Police will not stop to help the injured and dying, he cautioned. They are there to save as many lives as possible and to do that, their primary mission is to locate the shooter and eliminate the threat. Those who are injured will be cared for soon after. If you are exiting the scene, realize that you and everyone else is a suspect. “You might be forced to the ground” by an officer. “Remain calm and don't take it personally,” he said. Another word of advice is don't

pull a fire alarm, he said. It will be chaotic enough with the police, shooter and innocent people. Firefighters rushing in would make things much worse, unless there was an actual fire.


Wayne said that if it is not safe to flee the area, the next best thing to do is to hide. He told listeners at the presentation to lock or barricade the door if they're in an office. It is very rare for a shooter to breach the door, he said. The notable exception to that was the Virginia Tech massacre, which took place in 2007. After securing the door, he said, turn off lights and cell phones and remain calm and quiet. Wayne was the incident commander during the 2014 shooting at the Mall in Columbia, Maryland. He noted that store employees in the mall were so well trained that they refused to unlock their doors even after the shooter had committed suicide and the police had cleared the mall.


As a last resort, fight with anything you have, including chairs, sharp objects, or whatever is around, Wayne said, noting that turning fire extinguishers on the attackers has proven successful in the past. Organize the fight with those around you and fight ferociously, because your life and the lives of others depends on it, he said.


The turning point in police training and tactics came following the 1999 Columbine High School massacre, Wayne said. Before that attack, police waited for backup and SWAT to arrive, he said. They also moved in quietly and stealthily. Following the massacre, police forces across the country changed their approach to an active-shooter attack, he said. Today, police call for backup and immediately move into harm's way. He said in most cases police will be loud, shouting commands and warnings. They want to be heard, he said, so that they, and not innocent civilians, will become the shooter's target.

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Safety Corner: ‘Are You Ready’ in the event of an Emergency? By Daniel Spencer USAG Stuttgart Emergency Management Office

Get a kit. Make a plan. Be informed. September is National Preparedness Month. This month U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart focuses on ensuring service members and families are prepared in the event of an emergency. “We want to ensure that military members and families are prepared for emergencies,” said Shay Edwards, the U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart Installation Emergency Manager. The greatest tragedy in emergency situations is that families are often not ready when emergencies occur. Unexpected storms and other emergencies affect hundreds of thousands of people every year across the globe. “In Stuttgart, the better prepared you are

when an emergency occurs, like building a kit and thinking about what you would do in an emergency, makes you better prepared to responding in a timely fashion,” he added. Industrial accidents are also a potential theat. The military encourages individual emergency preparedness and stresses the importance to have a detailed plan for families to follow. “In case of fires or

storms, while the first responders are handling the disaster or emergency, you can take care of yourself and your family.” Edwards said. Preparing for an emergency can be accomplished in three easy steps; Get a kit, make a plan, and stay informed. “Depending where you live, your house could be flooded in the middle of the night, a winter or wind storm could knock power

out for several days,” Shay said. By being prepared and planning in advance, you can provide for your family. “In an Emergency, services that would normally be available to you may not be for several days. Even with the modern technology and emergency infrastructure we have here in Germany, it could be several days before it is available to you.” Edwards suggests. During the month of September, the USAG Stuttgart will have several campaigns encouraging service members and families to take steps now to protect your family in an emergency, “You don’t want to try to find water, food, or baby supplies during a storm, not to mention many establishments may have already sold out of essential items.” Shay concludes.

Health Beat: Body Weight Planner tool tracks food and activity

By Krysten Carrera USDA Office of Communications

The U.S. Department of Agriculture and National Institutes of Health have partnered to add the NIH Body Weight Planner to USDA’s SuperTracker online tool as a goalsetting resource to help people achieve and stay at a healthy weight. Created in 2011, the SuperTracker tool empowers people to build a healthier diet, manage weight, and reduce risk of chronic disease. Users can determine what and how much to eat; track foods, physical activities, and weight; and personalize with goal setting, virtual coaching, and journaling. With science-based technology drawing on years of research, the Body Weight Planner will enable SuperTracker’s more than 5.5 million registered users to tailor their plans to reach a goal weight during a specific timeframe, and maintain that weight afterward. The math model behind the Body Weight Planner online tool was created to accurately forecast how body weight changes when people alter their diet and

exercise habits. This capability was validated using data from multiple controlled studies in people. “We originally intended the Body Weight Planner as a research tool, but so many people wanted to use it for their own weight management that we knew we needed to adapt it with more information about how to achieve a healthy lifestyle,” said Kevin Hall, Ph.D., who led creation of the Planner and is a senior investigator at the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, part of the NIH. “The Planner is a natural fit within the SuperTracker as it lets people accurately determine how many calories and how much exercise is needed to meet their personal weight-management goals.” The Planner’s calculations reflect the discovery that the widely accepted paradigm that reducing 3,500 calories will shed one pound of weight does not account for slowing of metabolism as people change their diet and physical activities. More recently, the math model was further validated using data from a two-year calorie restriction study of 140 people. With those data, Hall and colleagues showed the model can also provide accurate measurements of calorie intake changes by tracking people’s weight. Researchers are examining how to apply this method for public use. “We are pleased to offer a variety of interactive tools to support Americans in making healthy lifestyle changes,” said Angie Tagtow, executive director of USDA’s Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, which created and manages SuperTracker.

“The NIH Body Weight Planner helps consumers make a plan to reach their goals on their timeline, and SuperTracker helps them achieve it.” More than two-thirds of American adults are overweight or obese. Maintaining a healthy weight can help prevent complications related to overweight and obesity such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer, some of the leading causes of preventable death.

“NIH’s collaboration with USDA allows the public to quickly reap the benefits of the latest medical research results,” said NIDDK Director Griffin P. Rodgers, M.D. “Sharing resources and expertise lets us get out important information as efficiently as possible, empowering people to take charge of their weight and their health.” Launch the Body Weight Planner tool at index.html.


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What’s happening in FMWR Info on ChIldCare and SChool ServICeS

Child, Youth and School Services will have an information booth at the Panzer Main Exchange from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on several upcoming dates: Sept. 8 & 22, Oct. 6 & 20, Nov. 3 & 17, Dec. 1 & 15. Become a Family Child Care provider; free training, job mobility, continuing education credits and professional resources are available. For more information, call DSN: 4304047/4100 or civ. 0711-680-4047/4100. School Liaison Office will have an information booth at the Panzer Main Exchange from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sept. 8 & 22, Oct. 6 & 20, Nov. 3 & 17, Dec.1 & 15. Find out about their roles in the community and about educational opportunities. This is a great opportunity for in-processing families with questions about schools. For more information, call DSN: 4307465/civ. 0711-680-7465.

new BoSS ProgramS

Love football? Watch College Football on Sept. 12 at 6 p.m. or Pro Football on Sept. 13 at 7 p.m. with BOSS at the Warrior Zone on Patch Barracks. Watch great football action on the large

screen. Popcorn and non-alcoholic beverages are provided on the house. Join the BOSS Walk on Sept. 18 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Warrior Zone on Patch Barracks. BOSS will provide instruction on how to navigate the public transportation system, history on the city, and pertinent information about the city and surrounding area with single service members in mind. Bring money for lunch and public transportation and don’t miss the "Under the Oak Tree" counseling session. Registration deadline is Sept. 17. For more information, call DSN: 430-7135/civ. 0711-680-7135.

free rental CluBS

All E1-E5 active duty personnel receive free rental clubs at the Stuttgart Golf Course in Kornwestheim, Aldingerstr. 975, the entire month of September, from Sept. 1-30. No advance notice is necessary to receive rental clubs. Rental club sets are free for all daily play, unit tournaments, lessons and all other special events. For more information, call civ. 07141-879151. For more Family and MWR events, visit

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Coming to PatCh theater Thu Sep 3 — War Room (PG) 6 p.m. Fri Sep 4 — Paper Towns (PG-13) 6 p.m., No Escape (R) 9 p.m. Sat Sep 5 — Inside Out (PG) 3 p.m., The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (PG13) 6 p.m., No Escape (R) 9 p.m. Sun Sep 6 — Mr. Holmes (PG) 4 p.m., No Escape (R) 7 p.m. Mon Sep 7 — Closed Tue Sep 8 — Closed Wed Sep 9 — No Escape (R) 6 p.m. Thu Sep 10 — Paper Towns (PG-13) 6 p.m. Fri Sep 11 — The Perfect Guy (PG-13) 6 p.m., Hitman: Agent 47 (R) 9 p.m. Sat Sep 12 — Minions (PG) 3 p.m., Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (PG-13) 6 p.m., The Perfect Guy (PG-13) 9 p.m. Sun Sep 13 — Inside Out (PG-13) 4 p.m., The Perfect Guy (PG-13) 7 p.m. Mon Sep 14 — Closed Tue Sep 15 — Closed Wed Sep 16 — The Perfect Guy (PG-13) 6 p.m.

Editor’s note: The movies listing was the most current at the time of publication. Dates are subject to change. Please check with your local theater for the most up-todate schedule.

© 2015 - Fox 2000 Pictures / Photo courtesy of Paper Towns — Quentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving the magnificently adventurous Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar. So when she cracks open a window and climbs back into his life dressed like a ninja and summoning him for an ingenious campaign of revenge, he follows. After their all-nighter ends and a new day breaks, Q arrives at school to discover that Margo, always an enigma, has now become a mystery. But Q soon learns that there are clues and they're for him. Urged down a disconnected path, the closer he gets, the less Q sees of the girl he thought he knew.

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Are you p Disaster Supplies Kits By USAG Stuttgart Emergency Management Office

Assembling the supplies you might need following a disaster is an important part of your Family Disaster Plan.


Ask children to help you remember to keep your kits in working order. Children might make calendars or posters with the appropriate dates marked on them. Ask children to think of items that they would like to include in their own Disaster Supplies Kit, such as books or games or appropriate nonperishable food items.


• Keep a smaller Disaster Supplies Kit in the trunk of each car. • Keep items in airtight plastic bags. • Replace stored food and water every six months. • Rethink your kit and family needs at least once a year. Replace batteries, update clothes, etc. • Ask your physician or pharmacist about storing prescription medications. • Use an easy-to-carry container for supplies you would most likely need in an evacuation. Label it clearly. Possible containers include: • A large, covered trash container. • A camping backpack. • A duffel bag. • A cargo container that will fit on the roof of your vehicle.


The following items might be needed at home or for an evacuation. Store your kit in a convenient place known to all family members. Kit basics are: • A portable, battery-powered radio or

television and extra batteries. • Flashlight and extra batteries. • First aid kit and first aid manual. • Supply of prescription medications. • Credit card and cash. • Personal identification. • An extra set of car keys. • Matches in a waterproof container. • Signal flare. • Map of the area and phone numbers of places you could go. • Special needs, for example, diapers or formula, prescription medicines and copies of prescriptions, hearing aid batteries, spare wheelchair battery, spare eyeglasses, or other physical needs. If you have additional space, consider adding some of the items from your Evacuation Supplies Kit.


Remember to include: • Disaster Supplies Kit basics (listed above). • Three gallons of water per person. • Three-day supply of nonperishable food. • Kitchen accessories: manual can opener; mess kits or paper cups, plates, and plastic/disposable utensils; utility knife; a can of cooking fuel if food must be cooked; household liquid bleach to treat drinking water; sugar, salt, pepper; aluminum foil; plastic resealable bags. • One complete change of clothing and footwear for each family member, sturdy shoes or workboots, raingear, hat and gloves, thermal underwear, sunglasses. • Blankets or sleeping bag for each family member. • Tools and other accessories: paper, pencil; needles and thread; pliers, shut-off wrench, shovels, and other useful tools; tape; medicine dropper; whistle; plastic sheeting; small canister, A-B-C-type fire extinguisher; emergency preparedness manual; tube tent; compass. • Sanitation and hygiene items: toilet paper, towelettes; soap, hand sanitizer, liquid detergent; feminine supplies; personal items such as shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes, comb and brush, lip balm; plastic garbage bags (heavy-duty) and ties (for personal sanitation uses); mediumsized plastic bucket with tight lid; disinfectant; household chlorine bleach; small shovel for digging an expedient latrine. • Entertainment, such as games and books. Remember the needs of very young and older family members, such as infants

and elderly or disabled persons. • For baby: formula, diapers, bottles, powdered milk, medications. • For adults: heart and high blood pressure medication, insulin, prescription drugs, denture needs, contact lenses and supplies, extra eyeglasses, and hearing aid batteries.

in your Disaster Supplies Kit: • Aspirin or nonaspirin pain reliever. • Antidiarrhea medication. • Antacid (for stomach upset). • Syrup of ipecac (use to induce vomiting if advised by the poison control center). • Laxative. • Activated charcoal (use if advised by the poison control center). • Vitamins. • Add any necessary prescription and nonprescription drugs. • Add special needs for infants, elderly persons, or anyone with serious allergies.



Gathering the following items will help your family endure home confinement, which may include the loss of utilities. • Wrench to turn off household gas and water. Keep it near the shut-off valves. • A week’s supply of food and water. See column Safety Corner for water and food safety tips. • Additional blankets and sleeping bags.


Assemble a first aid kit for your Disaster Supplies Kit and one for each car. The basics for your first aid kit include: • First aid manual. • Sterile adhesive bandages in assorted sizes. • Assorted sizes of safety pins. • Cleansing agent/soap. • Latex gloves (2 pairs). • Sunscreen. • 2-inch sterile gauze pads (4-6). • 4-inch sterile gauze pads (4-6). • Triangular bandages (3). • Nonprescription drugs. • 2-inch sterile roller bandages (3 rolls). • 3-inch sterile roller bandages (3 rolls). • Scissors. • Tweezers. • Needle. • Moistened towelettes. • Antiseptic. • Thermometer. • Tongue depressor blades (2). • Tube of petroleum jelly or other lubricant. Have the following nonprescription drugs

Keep the following original documents in a safe deposit box if possible, and copies in a waterproof, fire-resistant portable container: • Will, insurance policies, contracts, deeds, stocks and bonds. • Passports, social security cards, immunization records. • Bank account numbers. • Credit card account numbers and companies. • Inventory of valuable household goods, important telephone numbers. • Family records (birth, marriage, death certificates).

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prepared? Disaster Planning Disaster can strike quickly and without warning. Families can and do cope with disaster by preparing in advance and working together as a team. Knowing what to do is your best protection and your responsibility. Learn more about Family Disaster Plans by contacting USAG Stuttgart Emergency Management office or the American Red Cross at civ. 07031-15-2812.


There are four basic steps to developing a family disaster plan: 1. Find out what could happen to you. By learning what your risks may be, you can prepare for the disaster most likely to occur in your area. Ask the following: What type of disasters are most likely to happen in your community? How should you prepare for each? Does your community have a public warning system? What about animal care after disaster? If you care for elderly or disabled persons, how can you help them? What are the disaster plans at your workplace, your children’s school or day care center, and other places where members of your family spend time? 2. Create a Family Disaster Plan. Once you know what disasters are possible in your area, talk about how to prepare and how to respond. Make checklists of steps you can take with your family. Here is how to create your Family Disaster Plan: Meet with your family and discuss why you need to prepare for disaster. Discuss the types of disasters that are most likely to happen. Explain what to do in each case. Pick two places to meet: Right outside of your home in case of a sudden emergency, like a fire. Outside of your neighborhood in case you can’t return home. Everyone must know the address and phone number of the meeting locations. Develop an emergency communication plan. In case family members are separated from one another, have a plan for getting back together. Ask an outside contact, relative or friend to be your "family contact." Your contact should live outside of your area. Everyone must know the contact’s name,

address, and phone number. Discuss what to do if authorities ask you to evacuate. Make arrangements for a place to stay and/or learn about shelter locations. Be familiar with escape routes. Plan several escape routes in case certain roads are blocked or closed. Remember to follow the advice of local officials during evacuation situations. They will direct you to the safest route. Plan how to take care of your pets. 3. Complete your checklists. Include the following items on your checklists: Emergency telephone numbers (fire, police, ambulance, etc.). You may not have time in an emergency to look up critical numbers 112 or the MP desk at DSN: 4305262/ civ.0711-680-5262. Teach all responsible family members how and when to turn off the water, gas, and electricity at the main switches or valves. Check if you have adequate insurance coverage. Install smoke alarms on each level of your home, especially near bedrooms. Get training from the fire department on how to use your fire extinguisher (A-B-C type), and show family members where extinguishers are kept. Conduct a home hazard hunt. During a disaster, ordinary objects in your home can cause injury or damage. Anything that can move, fall, break, or cause a fire is a home hazard. Look for electrical, chemical, and fire hazards. Inspect your home at least once a year and fix potential hazards. Stock emergency supplies and assemble a Disaster Supplies Kit. Keep a smaller Disaster Supplies Kit in the trunk of your car. Keep a portable, battery-operated radio or television and extra batteries. Take a Red Cross first aid and CPR class on Panzer Kaserne. Find the safe places in your home

for each type of disaster. Make two photocopies of vital documents and keep the originals in a safe deposit box. Keep one copy in a safe place in the house, and give the second copy to an out-of-town friend or relative. Take inventory of your home, garage, and surrounding property. 4. Practice and maintain your plan. Quiz your kids every six months so they remember what to do, meeting places, phone numbers, and safety rules. Conduct fire and emergency evacuation drills at least twice a year. Replace stored food and water every six months. Use the test button to test your smoke alarms once a month and replace batteries at least once a year. Replace your smoke alarms every 10 years. Ensure your fire extinguisher is properly charged. Use the gauge or test button to check proper pressure.


Tell children that a disaster is something that happens that could hurt people, cause damage, or cut off utilities such as water, telephones, or electricity but there are many people who can help them. Give examples of several disasters that could happen in your community and help them recognize the warning signs. Teach children how and when to call for help, and who to call in case they are separated from the family in

an emergency. Explain that when people know what to do and practice in advance, everyone is better able to handle emergencies. Have older children take a first aid and CPR course too.


If you must evacuate, it is best to take your pets with you. However, pets (other than service animals) may not be permitted in public shelters. Contact hotels outside of your immediate area to check their pet policies. Ask friends, relatives, or others if they could shelter your animals. Prepare a list of boarding facilities and veterinarians who could shelter animals; include 24-hour phone numbers. Keep the list of "pet friendly" places and phone numbers with your disaster information and supplies. Carry pets in a sturdy carrier and have identification, collar, leash, and proof of with your portable pet disaster supplies kit. Have a current photo of your pets in case they get lost. As a last resort, if you absolutely must leave your pets behind, prepare an emergency pen in the home that includes a three-day supply of dry food and a large container of fresh water.

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Have fun with the locals Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championship Mon, Sep 7 – Sun, Sep 13 Stuttgart, Porsche-Arena

EVENTS Marzipan and chocolate tour Thu, Sep 3 Bad Liebenzell, Liebenzeller Marzipan & Schokoladen-Manufaktur Calling all chocolate and marzipan lovers. Come to Bad Liebenzell on September 1, enjoy a tour through the museum and get to know the process of transforming the raw material into cool marzipan figures. Tasting allowed! Price per person is €2.50. The tour starts at 1:30 p.m and is about 30 – 60 min. long. For more information visit Beethoven piano concert Thu, Sep 10 Ludwigsburg, Residenzschloss Beethoven has written endless songs and symphonies for his loved ones, touching all kinds of topics from pure happiness to despair and anger. Elisabeth Wacker presents a versatile program, introducing his best works that were written for women, showing all facets his music has to offer with the help of her musical gift and skilled hands. See and listen to her talent on September 10 at the Residenzschloss in Ludwigsburg from 8 p.m. Admission costs €12 per adult and €6 per student. Visit for more info. City festival Fri, Sep 11 – Sun, Sep 13 Göppingen, city center Göppingen’s 32nd city festival takes

place from September 11 to 13 in the city center, starting at 7 p.m. on Friday. Enjoy a huge variety of international food and drinks while listening to live music from rock to brass or enjoy dancing shows on different stages. For more information see Bodensee wine fest Fri, Sep 11 – Sun, Sep 13 Meersburg, Schlossplatz For 3 whole days, vintners from the Bodensee region will present their wines at the Bodensee-Weinfest (wine fest) from September 11 to 13. There will be a magnificent opening spectacle created by the local wine majesties, a local costume group and a procession. Over the whole weekend, there will be musical entertainment. There will be great activities for children. Local food, such as fresh fish from the Bodensee, will be available for purchase. For more information visit Vineyard Segway tour Sat, Sep 12 Stuttgart, city center What better way to explore the vineyards than riding on a Segway. Glide up through Stuttgart’s most beautiful scenic lookouts. At the end of the tour you will get to do a bit of wine tasting. The whole tour will include a drink, admission for the Stuttgart Museum of Viniculture and wine tasting. The tour will start at 1 p.m. and will go until 3 p.m. Price per person is €75. For more information go to

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184 rhythmic gymnasts from 62 countries are coming together to fight for the world championship title from September 7 to 13 at Stuttgart’s Porsche Arena. The competition isn’t sleeping and everyone is determined to win the 7-day battle and wave from the podium during Sunday’s award ceremony. Watch the world’s finest gymnasts in solo and group performances to see who makes it through the first qualification phase of the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. For more info and tickets from €10, visit

Underground tour Thu, Sep 17 Esslingen, city center Experience Esslingen’s underground during the tour “Keller, Krypta, Katakomben” (cellars, crypts, catacombs). The tour will start at 6 p.m. from the “Dicker Turm” (big tower) at the castle and will lead to Esslingen’s ossuary under the city archive, some excavations and many more secret locations. The tour is normally in German but if you inform the Tourist Information at your registration, they do a bilingual tour. Admission is €11. For more information call 0711-39693969 or see Provencal market Thu, Sep 17 – Sun, Sep 20 Tübingen, city center Get a taste of the French Provence at Tübingen’s provencal market from September 17 to 20. Its historic city center is the perfect scenery for a romantic walk to try endless culinary delicacies, sweet and savory. Admission is free. For more information, visit Feuersee Festival Thu, Sep 17 – Sun, Sep 20 Stuttgart, Feuersee Live music, tightrope walking and many other attractions await you at Stuttgart’s Feuersee festival (fire lake festival) between September 17 and 20. Bring your family for a day of non-stop fun and food, including a market offering local products from honey to herbs and delicious traditional dishes prepared just for you.

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Admission is free. For more information, visit CONCERTS Nickelback Mon, Oct 19 Berlin, O2 World Nickelback is a Canadian rock band formed in 1995 in Hanna, Alberta. See them live in Berlin on October 19 at O2 World. For tickets visit Simply Red Thu, Oct 29 München, Olympiahalle Simply Red is an English soul and pop band that sold more than 50 million albums over a 25-year career. Their style drew upon influences ranging from blueeyed soul, new romantic and rock to reggae and jazz. See them live on October 29 at Munich’s Olympiahalle. For tickets visit SPORTS Handball Fri, Sep 4 Stuttgart, SCHARRena Stuttgart’s male handball team will play against Hamburg on September 4 at the SCHARRena in Stuttgart. Watch Germany’s best players fight for the title in an exciting game from 7:45pm. For more info and tickets from €14, visit

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!!! A beautiful German white shrank with glass vitrine and lighted bar (best offer gets it) and a complete set of Black Leather Bound 1987 Encyclopedia Brittanica (make an offer) 01704019648

We are looking for an Information Systems Operations Specialist in Romania. US Secret and EU residence and work permit required. Find full description and apply at:

The Notebook from Nicholas Sparks - wonderful book!, €2, pic Yamaha Flute, $425, used 1 year on, copongracz@ has hard and soft case is in excellent condition. Phone 06371917570 T-Shirt "America", perfect condition, like new, size small! €5, co ***pics on FURNITURE Various music CDs for sale, all from the 2000er years. Single CDs from Nelly Furtado, Christina Aguilera etc. for €3, music samplers like Bravo Hits and The Dome €4. For a picture of the selection see Contact

18 old pictures of american airplanes, i can show only 5 pictures, €15,00, m.nebel-nms@, old furniture composed of 2 pieces, you have to look for transport yourself, €200,00 or send me your offer,,

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old furniture with marble slab, walnut-wood, 19th century, €500,00,, Selling kitchen, €1,200, wald, mob.:01736921541; creme colored kitchen with refrigirator, dishwasher and stove. More pictures and measurements available on request

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There have been reports of pets being sold from breeding facilities that are not managed at the highest professional standards. Please choose your pet carefully. Make sure you check the credentials of the people selling the pet, and get proper paperwork showing shots and/ or other proof of healthy condition. For further advice, consult your Veterinarian.

Wooden Cabinet with Glass Hamster cage, used, asking $8, Door, $45, 0151-262-078-60 must pick up in Rodenbach 67688. 017622987498





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opening in Stuttgart Dr. Charles A. Smith DDS, LVIF is an American trained dentist providing expert dental care with the newest and most successful techniques to cover all your dental needs. Come see why patients travel from all over Europe to visit Dr. Smith for general dental care to smile makeovers. After many successful years in Heidelberg, Dr. Smith has now opened a second office in Stuttgart. Please call to schedule your appointment.


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