Volume 1 Issue 10 October 13, 2011

Hello! From our New Family Readiness Group Leader
Hello, AFRICOM Personnel and Families. I want to thank you all for the warm welcome that I have received as your new Family Readiness Group Leader. I have not had a chance to meet all of you in person; however, I look forward to many such opportunities in the near future as we kick our FRG into full gear. As a seasoned Marine Corps spouse and prior Marine Corps Family Team Building staff member I know the importance of having a solid network in place to assist our Active Duty, Civilian, Contractors, and their Families. I am eager to hear from all of you on what role you see the FRG filling in your lives, and where you see yourself in the US Africa Command Family Readiness Group. Thank you again for allowing me to serve you.

US AFRICOM Family Readiness Group

Talk soon, Harmony Hutman AFRICOM Family Readiness Group Leader
October’s poplars are flaming torches lighting the way to winter. ~ Nova Bair


Announcements: Halloween/DODEA Policy
HALLOWEEN FYI: For your planning purposes, the Garrison will celebrate Halloween from 1700-2000 on Monday, 31 October On August 29,2011, DoDEA launched the website dedicated to helping students, teachers, administrators, parents and community members in this collective, national effort to stop bullying wherever it may occur. Additional information and materials on the federal effort to prevent bullying and to keep kids safe can be found at www.stopbullyingnow.co m and www.stopbullying.gov

Inside this issue:
FRG AAFES eXchange event FRG Directorate Representative List Flu Shot/Mist Schedule Limited VET Services Retiree Appreciation Day Pfennig Bazaar Inside Story 2 2 3 3 4 5 6

Special points of interest:
Winterizing Your Car Americans Working Around the Globe (AWAG) Kelley Club Menu

November Family Readiness Group Event

Africa Command Directorate FRG Representatives Directorate Name
Africa Command Honorary Advisor Africa Command Senior Advisor Africa Command FRG Leader Africa Command FRG Treasurer Africa Command FRSA Africa Command Secretary Command Group Special Staff J1/ 8 (Resources) J2 (Intelligence & Knowledge Development) J 3/ 4 (Operations and Logistics) J5 (Strategy Plans and Programs) J6 (C4 Systems) J7 (Joint Force Development & Readiness) J9 (Outreach)
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FRG Directorate E-mail

Mrs. Ham Mrs. Meg Leidig Harmony Hutman Rosanne Gandy Trudie Lara-Smith LaTonya Kingsberry Kendall Schellie-Daniels Laurie Miller Vicky Johnson Jessonda Mellin Shari Lipsky Beth Morehead Vacant Candice O'Halloran Crystal Eaddy africom_frg@yahoo.com africomfrgtreasuerer@gmail.com trudie.larasmith@africom.mil africomfrgcommandgroup@gmail.com africomss.frg@aol.com africom_resources_frg@yahoo.com africom_ikd_frg@yahoo.com africom_opslog_frg@yahoo.com africomfrgspp@yahoo.com africom.j6.frg@gmail.com africomfrgjfd@gmail.com africom_outreach_frg@yahoo.com

Family Readiness Group: Save the Date & Recipes Wanted
Calling All Chefs! Thank you to all the people, who came and brought food to the September, Welcome Potluck!. We had a great response from people wanting Recipes from the event. If you or know someone who brought a dish, please submit to the e-mail below, the name of the dish and the recipe. We will then feature two recipes a month until they we are done! Please submit your recipes to:

Winterizing Your Car/ Kelley Commissary/ USO Mobile Canteen
Please remember that winter is just around the corner .Start winterizing your vehicles...snow/ all-weather tires, antifreeze, windshield wipers...etc. All German Car Dealerships and AAFES Car Centers will be providing "free" light checks on vehicles for the month of October. Kelley Commissary: Restroom Renovation starting 6 October for 6 weeks. Salad Bar is now open during Lunch hours! USO Mobile Canteen: The USO team is serving free hot dogs, chili, chips, drinks, desserts and all the fixings! Location and Times: Kelley Commissary: 21 October 11-2p.m. Robinson Commissary: 22 October 11-2p.m.

Limited Service at the Vet Clinic
The Stuttgart Veterinary Treatment Facility will be unavailable for appointments during October while it relocates next door to a new building on Panzer Kaserne. During October, the VTF will be open Wednesday through Friday from 8 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m. for over-the-counter sales, pet registration and medical record pick-up only. If your pet needs to be seen for vaccinations, health certificates, surgeries, sick-call or emergencies, you will need to contact an off-post veterinarian or a military veterinarian at another installation. The nearest military veterinary clinic is the Heidelberg VTF at USAG Baden-Württemberg. The phone number there is 388-9470/ civ. 06221-338-9470. The Stuttgart VTF will resume normal operations in November. For more information, call the Stuttgart Veterinary Treatment Facility at 431-2681/ CIV: 07031-15-2681.
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Flu Shot/Mist Schedule
During each block the following guidelines are for who and where immunizations will be given: 22-30 September: Military Units and deployable civilian staff. 3-14 October: CYSS & DODDS staff & students ONLY at each school (CYSS staff at each kaserne will go to the school to receive their shot). May also be given to high risk patients and with well baby visits with a script from a doctor in the clinic. Military will ONLY get shots during deployment and PHA related appointments, not as walk-ins (due to short staffing). NO WALK –INS. 17-28 October: All eligible beneficiaries not already immunized can get the shot at each kaserne ( see schedule). May also be given to high risk patients and with well baby visits with a script from a doctor in the clinic. Military will ONLY get shots during deployment and PHA related appointments, not as walk-ins (due to short staffing). No WALK-Ins 31 October– End of Season: Will be given on a walk-in basis (civilians go to immunizations clinic; military go to medical readiness). Dates for going out & where they can get shots: 17 Oct: RB’s Brewed Awakenings 18 Oct: Panzer PX (food court) 19 Oct: Panzer PX (food court) 20 Oct: Patch Gym (racquetball court) 21 Oct: Kelly Clinic 24 Oct: Patch Gym 25 Oct: Patch Gym 26 Oct: Panzer PX (food court) 27 Oct: Panzer PX (food court) 28 Oct: Kelly Clinic

Retiree Appreciation Day
Scheduled for 27 October from 9a.m. –2p.m. at the Swabian Special Events Center Events will include: Medical service to include flu shots and other vaccinations; medical screening; diet counseling; eye exams; blood pressure screening; blood sugar testing and pharmacy information. Ophthalmology may provide vision services (depending on personnel availability) Dental services will be provide oral hygiene information and exams Community services will include: chaplain, customs, Red Cross, Army Community Service, ID cards, passports information, Installation Access Control System, legal support, local associations, AAFES, Service Credit Union and the Community Bank. Representatives fro the DFASCleveland and the Federal Benefits Unit, Frankfurt (social security and VA information) will attend.

Americans Working Around the Globe (AWAG)
Don’t Miss Your Opportunity to Experience AWAG in Your Community AWAG Area Conference Dates: Schawben: Tuesday October 18, 2011 Classes that will be offered at the Area Conference on October 18th... Chair yoga, Stress Management at home and in the workplace, Who Wants To Be an FRG Millionaire?, Personal Presence, Investing, Transition Portfolios- Life after High School, Resources and Tools in the REAL WORLD, An Attitude of Gratitude... Registration is filling up- PLEASE go to the website below and register online and secure your spot by submitting your payment to PayPal at the Schwaben Area page of the website. Registration for the classes will begin at 8am the day of the conference.
www.AWAGonline.org <http://

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Pfennig Bazaar: Volunteers Wanted!
The countdown has begun -- the 43rd annual Pfennig Bazaar will be held October 14th & 15th, 2011 with set-up taking place on October 12th & 13th at the Stuttgart Leiderhalle. We still need your help! To sign up please go to the volunteer spot link: http:// www.volunteerspot.com/login/ entry/44234563464710600. Or, volunteers can email gawcvolunteer@yahoo.com for the link or any other questions. The Volunteer Spot website shows the specific jobs and time slots available. Volunteers can sign-up directly on the site. The shuttle sign up deadline is Monday, October 3rd. Your help allows the German American Women’s Club to continue supporting our community. Thank you again for your assistance and I look forward to seeing you all at the bazaar in October! Thank you for your support! Natalie German and International Volunteers: We especially need a stand leader for stand 16, men's pants and suit, volunteers to bring the boxes/sacks to the stands and cake bakers as well as volunteers to man the fire exits on Saturday. Please contact Sigrid Hell at sigridhell@t-online.de or 0711-514802 as well as Curly Frey at curly.frey@gmx.de to sign up. For manning the fire exits please contact Uli Noelscher at uli.noelscher@gmx.de.Please help us to make the Pfennig Bazaar a success! Sigrid, Curly & Uli Volunteer@GAWC-Stuttgart.org

Dracula : Presented by the Stuttgart Theater Center (Kelley Barracks)
Dracula BY HAMILTON DEANE AND JOHN L. BALDERSTON Adapted and Directed by Richard Roberts PERFORMANCES: 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 & 29 October @ 19:30 23 & 30 October @ 15:00 Special Monday performance on Halloween!!!! Lucy Seward, whose father is the doctor in charge of an English sanitarium, has been attacked by some mysterious illness. Dr. Van Helsing, a specialist, believes that the girl is the victim of a vampire, a sort of ghost that goes about at night sucking blood from its victims.

The vampire is at last found to be a certain Count Dracula, whose ghost is at last laid to rest in a striking and novel manner. The play is intended for all who love thrills in the theater, and is appropriate for all groups. Go to our website: www.stuttgartmwr.com Call the Theater Office (Tues-Fri 12:30-17:30) at DSN 421-3055 or CIV 0711 729-3055 ACTING WORKSHOP:(Ages 16 & UP) Workshop Facilitator: Richard Roberts; Cost: $80 A five week Workshop for Adult Actors of all (or no) experience levels, focusing on Language,

Script Analysis, Emotional Contact and Physicality. Using scenes and monologues from Classical to Contemporary plays, the students will learn how to connect words to emotions and physicality. This will be a Master Class environment: not everyone will work every week, but there’s a lot to learn from watching the work of others. Other Workshops available. REGISTRATION Now Open. Richard Roberts DSN: 421-3258 or CIV: 0711 729 3258 Or e-mail at: richard.j.roberts2@eur.army.mil
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Trudie A. Lara-Smith AFRiCOM Family Readiness Support Assistant Bldg 3306 Rm 102 Phone: 421-5273 CIV; 0711-729-5273 E-mail: trudie.larasmith@aficom.mil

Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success. ~Henry Ford

Important Numbers/Websites
Base Operator: 0711-680-113 or DSN: 113 Military Police Desk: 0711-680-5261/5262 Police-110 Ambulance-112 Poison Control: 001-800-222-1222 American Red Cross: 07031-15-2812 On-call Chaplain: 07031-15-3079 Social Work Services: 07031-15-2676/2677 Road Condition Hotline: 07031-15-3744 Army Community Center: 07031-15-3362 Military Family Consultants: 0170-708-0715 Medical Clinic: 0711-680-8610 Patient Liaison: 0711-680-5262 TRICARE: 0711-680-4381 Nurse Advice Line: 00800-4759-2330 Dental Clinic: 0711-680-8626 Patch High: http://www.stut-hs.eu.dodea.edu/ Patch Elementary: http://www.patch-es.eu.dodea.edu/ Böblingen Elementary/Middle: http://www.stut-esb.eu.dodea.edu/ Robinson Barracks Elementary/Middle: http://www.rbar-es.eu.dodea.edu/ To access more information on the information provided go to the Website

p://www.stuttgart.army.mil/DPTMS/brief ings.html

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