Community Announcements

Register now for USO golf tourney

The U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart United Service Organizations will host its 20th Annual Golf Tournament on July 23 at the Stuttgart Golf Course in Kornwestheim.

The USO will close July 23 for the tournament.

To register, contact the USO at 431-3505/civ. 07031-15-3505.

Thrift shops seek volunteers

Volunteers are needed to work at the Patch and Robinson Barracks Thrift Shops. To volunteer, register online with the Volunteer Management Information System at (click on VMIS), then apply at one of the thrift shops in person.

For more information, call the U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart Volunteer Coordinator at 431-3362/civ. 07031-15-3362.

Fuel cards expire

Esso fuel cards are like any other debit or credit card and have an expiration date.

To avoid interruption of service, check the expiration date on the lower right hand corner and verify the month and year of expiration.

If your card has expired, return to a fuel card issuing location where the Exchange will replace your card.

Fuel cards are valid for three years, and the expiration dates are not related to your vehicle registration date.

AAFES does not send out reminders to customers in advance of their fuel card expiration dates.

To avoid card-use denials and the substantial costs of having to pay economy fuel prices, fuel card customers should ensure all cards for registered vehicles are renewed before their expiration dates.

For more information contact your local Exchange customer service desk.

Budget for Baby

Receive $120 worth of baby items for free by attending the Navy and Marine Corps Relief Society-sponsored Budget For Baby class July 20 from 6-7:30 p.m. at Army Community Service, Building 2915, Panzer Kaserne. All active duty service members who are prospective or new parents are eligible to attend.

For more information or to reserve a seat, call civ. 0174-65-92399 or 07031-15-2085.

RB Community Bank reduced hours

The Community Bank at Robinson Barracks will temporarily operate with reduced hours. The RB bank will be open Tuesday and Thursday  from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

For more information, call 420-7408/7198/civ. 0711-819-7408/7198.

ARC classes

The Stuttgart American Red Cross will offer the following classes:

•Community First Aid/CPR/AED Course (includes Adult, Child, and, Infant CPR), July 23 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Cost is $40, which includes all materials.

•Babysitter Basic Training (does not include Infant/Child CPR) July 22 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Cost is $35 (including coupon for Infant/Child CPR for $5).

Both classes will be held in the American Red Cross Office, Room 314, Building 2915, Panzer Kaserne.

To register, stop by the ARC office, or register online at (choose “take a class” and enter the zip code 09107, then select a radius of 100 miles from the drop down menu).

For more information, call 431-2812/civ. 07031-15-2812, or e-mail

Avoid utility taxes

Want to save money on your German energy bills?

You can’t use VAT forms to avoid paying German utility taxes, but you can enroll in the U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart Utility Tax Avoidance Program. By doing so, you can save 19 percent on electric and 7 percent on water and gas. In addition, you save on the utility tax at the end of year.  

 For more information on how to enroll, visit To make an appointment, call 431-3453/ civ. 07031-15-3453.

DOL closures for July 21

The following U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart Directorate of Logistics’ facilities will close on July 21 for a professional development outing: DOL administrative office, Driver’s Testing, Personal Property Office, Patch Dining Facility and the Installation Property Book Office. Emergency phone numbers will be posted at each of these facilities. In addition, the Central Issue Facility, Self Service Supply Center and Transportation Motor Pool will offer limited service.

For more information, call 431-3422/civ. 07031-15-3422.

Donate, volunteer for Pfennig Bazaar

This year, the German American Women’s Club will host their annual Pfennig Bazaar at the Liederhalle in downtown Stuttgart on Oct. 14 and 15. Last year, the bazaar raised over €100,000 in support of Stuttgart military community and German organizations.

Donations are now being accepted. Donation bins are located outside the Patch Barracks sorting room (next to the Patch Thrift Shop, Building 2332) for round-the-clock donation drop-offs.  

Volunteers are always needed. To volunteer in the sorting room, contact the sorting room manager, Denise Stanley, at For more information on the Pfennig Bazaar, contact Jennifer Kiwus at

Accountants wanted

Private organizations in Stuttgart are looking for credentialed accountants to audit their books. Accountants need to have a state license as a public accountant, or be a certified public accountant or a certified auditor.  Fees for the audit work are negotiated between the auditor and private organization.  

For more information,  contact the Stuttgart Private Organization Coordinator at 421-2381/civ. 0711-729-2381. 


Panzer DFAC closed July 28-29

The 1st Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Dining Facility on Panzer Kaserne will be closed July 28-29.

Banks open late July 20

On July 20, the Patch Community Bank will be open from 1-4 p.m. The Panzer and Kelley Community Banks will be open from 1:30-4 p.m. that day, due to mandatory training.

Garrison Town Hall

U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart will host a town hall meeting Aug. 15 at 5 p.m. in the Panzer Chapel.

Health clinic closed Aug. 12

The U.S. Army Health Clinic Stuttgart will close Aug. 12 in observance of a training holiday.

Tenants meeting set

The next U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart tenants meeting will take place Aug. 3 from 9-10:30 a.m. at the Swabian Special Events Center on Patch Barracks.

ASAP training

The U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart Army Substance Abuse Program will conduct annual civilian ASAP training for garrison supervisors Sept. 15 from 1-2 p.m. and for employees from 2:30-3:30 p.m. in Building 2948, Panzer Kaserne.

For more information, or to schedule onsite training, call 431-2530/civ. 07031-15-2530.

RB Youth Center summer hours

The Robinson Barracks Youth Center summer hours are Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Aug. 28. Beginning Aug. 29, the center will be open Monday through Friday from 2:30-6 p.m.

For more information, call 420-7017/civ. 0711-819-7017.

Sports physicals

The U.S. Army Health Clinic Stuttgart will offer children’s school and sports physicals July 23 and Aug. 13 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Bring the child’s immunization records and eye glasses to the physical.

To schedule an appointment, register with the Care Call Center at 371-2622/civ. 0622-117-2622.

ACAP events

The U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart Army Career and Alumni Program office is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

ACAP will host the following seminars:

• Advanced Resume Seminar, July 15, 9 a.m. to noon

• Interview Preparation workshop, July 25, 1-4 p.m.

All classes will be held at the ACAP Office, Building 2915, on Panzer Kaserne.

Registration is required.

To register, call 431-2191/civ. 07031-15-2191, or visit

FMWR is hiring

The Nonappropriated Fund Human Resources Office at the Civilian Personnel Advisory Center is accepting applications for positions in Child, Youth and School Services and at the Galaxy Bowling Center. All eligible U.S. qualified candidates may apply.

Visit for vacancy announcements.

For more information, call 431-3119/civ. 07031-15-3119.

Free paintball

The U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart Army Substance Abuse Program will host Warrior Pride paintball challenges July 23, Aug. 6 and Aug. 20 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Panzer Local Training Area. The event is free for service members in ranks E5 and below, but open to the entire community (at cost).

For more information, call 431-3233/civ. 07031-15-3233 e-mail

SSSC store closed July 18-19

The Self-Service Supply Center will be closed for inventory July 18-19.

ACAP events

The U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart Army Career and Alumni Program will host the following classes:

• Veterans Affairs Benefits Brief, Aug. 26 from 8 a.m. to noon

• Apply for a Federal Job seminar, July 15 and Aug. 8 from 9 a.m. to noon

• Advanced Resume Seminar, July 25 from 1-4 p.m.

• Interview Preparation, Aug. 17 from 9 a.m. to noon

For more information, call the ACAP office at 431-2191/civ. 07031-15-2191.

Sign up for skateboard competition

U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart’s Child, Youth and School Services will host a German/American Skateboard Competition on Aug. 13 from  10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Pattonville Skate Park in Kornwestheim.

Youth can compete in four age categories: 10-12, 13-15 and 16-18. There will be three competitions: one-minute runs, game of S-K-A-T-E and best trick. Cost is $10.

Registration is now available at CYS Services Parent Central Services (Building 2347, Patch Barracks), and will be available the morning of the event. All participants must turn in a waiver signed by a parent.

For more information, call CYS Services at 430-7480/civ. 0711-680-7480.

Sesame Street coming to Stuttgart

On Aug. 13-14, the U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart Family and MWR and United Service Organizations will host the “Sesame Street Experience for Military Families.”

On Aug. 13, shows will be at 2 p.m. (doors open at 1:30 p.m.) and 5 p.m. (doors open at 4:30 p.m.).

On Aug. 14, the show will begin at 2 p.m. (doors open at 1:30 p.m.

For more information, call 431-2624/civ. 07031-15-2624.

Join Volksmarch July 30-31

The Stuttgart German-American Wandering Club will host its 36th annual Volksmarch July 30-31.

Six, 12- and 22-kilometer trails are offered. The starting point is the Turnhalle am-Sportplatz, Kemnater Strasse 50, 70619 Stuttgart Riedenberg.

For more information, visit or call civ. 0175-57-97536.

See free showing of ‘To Hell and Back’

In recognition of the 25th anniversary of the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club, and to raise awareness about Post Traumatic Stress, the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club will host a free showing of the film “To Hell and Back” Aug. 19 at 1 p.m. in the Patch Barracks Movie Theater.

Parental discretion is advised.

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