UPFRONT: QUOTE: "Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could.

Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson ____________________________________________________________________________ ______________________ WEEKLY EMAIL ROEs: The Commandants office sends a weekly email which highlights upcoming events and general news. If you require All AFRICOM e-mail distro list dissemination of general information, submit your input to Commandants Office e-mail at commandant@africom.mil no later than COB each Tuesday. Attachments are prohibited as are lengthy emails. Please summarize the message into one paragraph and provide a POC and/or a link to additional information. ____________________________________________ 1.) AFRICOM's FAMILY READINESS GROUP is sponsoring a Valentine Dinner and Dance Saturday, 11 February from 5 p.m. to 12 a.m. at the Kelley Club. The $20 or 15 Euro per-person ticket will get you a four-course meal and a night of fun and dancing with that special someone and friends. There will also be a couple's basket silent auction. For more information on ticket sales contact the AFRICOM FRG Leader Harmony Hutman at africom_frg@yahoo.com. Open to All AFRICOM Civilians, Service & Family Members, Contractors, SOCAF and JTAGS. Ticket sales are at the Kelley Club ____________________________________________ 2.) Who: All AFRICOM First Friday What: February First Friday Dart Tournament - Hosted by J7 When: Friday 3 February 1600- 1800/completion Where: Kelley Club Why: Why not?? A two person team from each organization/directorate will compete for AFRICOM Bragging Rights in a single elimination Cricket Tournament!! _____________________________________________ 3.) AFRICOM OPEN MESS SUPERBOWL MORALE ACTIVITIES: Need help with your Superbowl party. The mess is preparing SUPERBOWL PLATTERS (each platter feeds 15 people). Contact the mess NCOIC, SFC Bauer, via email at amy.bauer@africom.mil to place your order or pick up an order form at the mess. -PLACE ORDER BY: 30 JANUARY 2012 NLT 1400; -PICK-UP: At the Mess in BLDG 3314, 5 FEBUARY 2011, 1300-1700 #1: HOT WING PLATTER=$25.00 #2: CHIPS & DIP=$15.00 #3: CHILI CHEESE NUGGETS, MEATBALLS, & JALAPENO CREAM CHEESE POPPERS=$35.00 #4: MOZZARELLA CHEESE STICKS & MINI PIZZAS=$35.00 ____________________________________________

4.) New on the SLAN - USAFRICOM Strategic Communication Portal - One stop shop for Strategic Communication guidance in Africa that includes perception surveys, Commander's guidance & intent as well as information on frequently asked questions to help you achieve a common understanding of our strategic environment and represent the Command with one voice. - Click on "Talking About the USAFRICOM" on the left-side menu bar in our USAFRICOM Share point Portal on the SLAN - OPR: J93 in conjunction with PAO, 421-2165 ____________________________________________ 5.) 4TH ANNUAL WOMEN'S LEADERSHIP FORUM: The 4th Annual Women's Leadership Forum is Thursday, 29 March, from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm at the Swabian Special Activities Center. The Special Emphasis Program committee is having a coordination meeting on Thursday, 12 Jan, 1500-1600, in building 2307, Room 205; please join them. ____________________________________________ 6.) Vehicle registration office will be closed on 15, 16 & 17 FEB 2012 to complete renovation that will result in better service to the community. They're adding: four new work station with new computers and fiber optic cabling, FACTS automated number system that gives estimated wait times, service menu board with handouts depicting required items and a few more things to make visits a little more pleasurable. The information will be published in the Citizen, on Facebook, posted in the office, and covered at next week's Tenant Meeting. ____________________________________________ 7.) ANTI-BULLYING WORKSHOP: An anti-bullying workshop will be hosted in Stuttgart by the internationally recognized speaker and author in the areas of bullying, parenting, non-violent conflict resolution, and reconciliatory justice - Ms. Barbara Colorosa. The workshops are free. When: Thursday, January 26, 2012 Where: Patch Community Club, Patch Time: 10:00 - 12:00 Anti-Bullying 13:30 - 14:30 Anti-bullying 16:00 - 18:00 Anti-bullying Barracks workshop open to all adults workshop for teens 14-18 workshop open to all adults

Contact: Wayne "Joe" Holder, School Liaison Officer, US Army Garrison Stuttgart/DSN (314) 430-7465/CIV-0711-680-7465 _________________________________________________ 8.) Travel SRP ("TRAVEL CLINIC") WHAT: Travel Soldier Readiness Process ("Travel Clinic") for all HQ USAFRICOM Personnel (AD, Civilian, Contractor) WHERE: Kelley Annex, Building #3312 (next to Community Mail Room) WHEN: 10 Feb 2012 from 1300 to 1500 WHY: Support official travelers to Africa by setting up a one-stop shop on Kelley for all pre-travel Force Health Protection requirements per ACM 4200.03 (including Yellow Fever certificates/shot records) HOW: Call Heidelberg Central Appointments at DSN 371-2622 (comm. 06221 172 622), and ask for a Travel Medicine appointment on Friday, 13 Jan at the Kelley Clinic Annex. Future dates (tentative): Feb 24; Mar 9, 23. POC: SGT Christine Harrison, Kelley Clinic Annex NCOIC (421-5605)

____________________________________________ 9.) The Stuttgart Field Office will conduct ANNUAL THREAT AWARENESS AND REPORTING PROGRAM briefings (TARP), formerly known as SAEDA, from 27 February - 01 March 2012 at the Kelley Theater. Briefings will be held in the mornings (0900 & 1100) and afternoons (1300 & 1500); with German speaking sessions held at 1500 on 27 and 29 February 2012 respectively. Please see attached scheduled for additional details. AFRICOM personnel on leave or TDY during this period should arrange to attend one of the briefings held at either the Patch Theater (13-17 February 2012) or Panzer Chapel (21, 22, & 24 February 2012). In accordance with DoD Instruction 5240.6 and National Security Decision Directive 197, all military, civilian, and contract personnel, regardless of branch of service, are required to receive a TARP briefing at least once a year. Additionally, spouses and teenage children are strongly encouraged to attend. _______________________________________ 10.) The Stuttgart WARRIOR PRIDE CHALLENGE has some great upcoming alcohol-free events at no cost or subsidized for E1-E7 and O1-O2. Space is limited. - February 4, Paris for only 55 euro with USO. ASAP is paying for 1/2 of this USO trip. - February 11, FREE Nurnberg USO history tour. Learn more about the Third Reich, visit the memorial to the Nurnberg trials, the Nurnberg Palace of Justice and see the restored buildings of downtown. - March 3, FREE transportation and snowboard lesson to Zurs, Austria. For more information, please contact Marianne Campano, 431-2530/3233 OR marianne.l.campano.civ@mail.mil. http://www.facebook.com/USAGStuttgartWPC ______________________________________________ 11.) The USAFRICOM Office of Security Management (J03-SM) is pleased to advertise two DSS courses being offered this year at Aviano Air Base, Italy. 1. The first course is Information Security Orientation, IF101.01, and is being held from 28 - 29 March 2012. 2. The second course is DoD Personnel Security Management for Security Professionals, PS212.01, and is being held from 09 - 13 Apr 2012. If interested, please complete the course prerequisites and enroll through http://www.dss.mil/seta/enrol/stepp.html. The course does not cost anything; however, all costs (i.e.; travel, per diem, etc) associated with attendance is unit responsibility. Billeting reservations can be made by calling DSN 632-4040 or commercial in Europe 0039-0434-30-4040. __________________________________________________ 12.) The RESERVE AFFAIRS OFFICE (J12) is the central point for all Reserve/Guard personnel and administrative actions at USAFRICOM (located in Bldg 3313, Room 018/ with a Program Manager for each branch of Service): Air Force 421-3487; Army/NG 421-4398; Marine 421-4543; Navy 421-4484). ____________________________________________

13.) Request your assistance for WOUNDED WARRIOR volunteer trips to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center. The purpose of these trips is to cook food, provide meals, and provide company for military members being treated there mainly for combat-related injury. Snacks and other supplies like books, DVDs and games are also provided. If you can't join the January trip but are want to participate, upcoming dates are Feb 25, Mar 24, Apr 21, May 12. Participants are more than welcome to drive their own vehices but if you would like to get a ride, please advise the POC, PO1 Kirschman--J2. The group will depart from Patch building 2310 parking lot at 1000hrs. ________________________________________________ 14.) Friday, 3 Feb: USO 71ST BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION. The USO will be serving cupcakes and other homemade goodies to the community as well as holding a birthday raffle! Stop by the main lobby of Panzer building 2915 To grab some snacks and enter to win a USO gift voucher. Red Cross, Community Bank and ACS will be there to answer questions as well! **Sunday, 5 Feb: USO Super Bowl Party with SPECIAL ACCESS to stateside commercials! Join us for the pre-game party starting at 9 PM for food, games and prizes. Kickoff will start at approx. 12:25 AM and the Center will remain open for the duration of the game. ____________________________________________ 15.) HEALTH AND FITNESS: Don't put off your fitness goals! Attend a Zumba class at Kelley Fitness Center, Wednesdays @ 1730 with LT Theresa Adair. Note: First class is FREE. Also, there are other Zumba classes at Panzer and Patch as well. Check the Fitness Center calendar. ____________________________________________ 16.) 2012 CITADEL MUSTER...will be held Tuesday, 20 March 2012 from 1830 to 2100 hrs in the Sherman room of the Swabian Special Events Center, Patch Barracks. Social hour is from 1830-1930 hrs. The muster is open to all Citadel alumni, their spouses, and friends of the Citadel throughout Europe. The evening will include a social hour and muster. Those interested in attending please RSVP to Brinson Moorhead at Citadel-Germany@live.com or brinson.moorhead@us.army.mil. ____________________________________________ 17.) CHANGE TO FMWR AIRPORT SHUTTLE PROGRAM Based on a recent legal review of the FMWR Stuttgart Airport Shuttle program, they are no longer able to offer pick-up services at any airport, on post or off-post residence. However, they are able to continue offering shuttle services to the Stuttgart Airport from the Kelley hotel, Swabian Suites and Panzer hotel ONLY. This service is for registered hotel guests only. These reservations can be made with the front desk staff of the hotels. Reservations received prior to this release will be honored. In addition, the Garrison does have agreements with taxi companies that provide services to our military installations. Please call Taxi Zentrale Boeblingen, 07031-19410, if you reside/work on Panzer or Patch. If you reside/work on Patch, Kelley, SAAF and Robinson Barracks you can contact

Taxi 8x8 (changed name to Neckar Taxi) at 0711-88888888. Remember when calling these companies to always ask for a driver with an American Installation Pass and if you need to go to the airport - make sure you let them know how much luggage, if you have children or pets - this will help them to determine the size of a vehicle to bring. Also, if you are traveling with small children, you will be responsible to bring your own child carrier seat. Not all taxi drivers have children safety seats. Please pay the drivers in Euro's - not dollars or credit cards. VOLUNTEER RECOGNITION CEREMONY - In honor of NATIONAL VOLUNTEER RECOGNITION WEEK (Apr 15-21), and the outstanding service of our USAG-Stuttgart volunteers, the garrison will host a Volunteer Recognition Ceremony on Apr. 5 at the Patch Community Center starting at 1:30 p.m. All agencies with volunteers are asked to submit their volunteer hours through the Volunteer Management Information System, or VMIS, no later than Jan 31. Special category nominations for Volunteer of the Year, Family of the Year, Youth Volunteer, Retiree Volunteer and Civilian Volunteer of the Year need to be submitted to Army Community Service no later than Feb. 24. For additional information, contact ACS at DSN 431-3362/CIV 07031-15-3362. ____________________________________________ 18.) Feb 12, 2012 FAFSA FINANCIAL WORKSHOP & Scholarship coaching session for Germany. Feb. 12, 2012 - Sunday at 15:00-17:00 at Patch High School Forum-Bldg 2388, Stuttgart. 3-4 pm FAFSA Financial Aid Workshop - UMUC HQ 4:00-5:00 Scholarship Coaches-Seniors / Portfolio Grades 7-11 Presentations by "University of Maryland University College Europe Representative" Real World.what are you doing? Portfolio - Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Hosted by: Real World-Delta Sigma Theta Sorority RealWorld@dstger.org; <mailto:RealWorld@dstger.org> 0172-837-6653; www.planningforlifeafterhighschool.info ______________________________________________ 19.) GARRISON NEWS YOU CAN USE: Post Office Patch Barracks - CMR - Customer service hours change to 1130-1300 and then 1530-1800 on workdays APO Customer service hours change to Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1000-1700 Kelley Barracks CMR - Customer service hours change to 1130-1300 and 1530-1800 on workdays APO - Customer service hours change to Wednesdays and Fridays from 1000-1600 Panzer Kaserne CMR - Customer service hours change to 1130-1300 and 1530-1800 on workdays APO - Customer service hours change to Mondays and Wednesdays from 1000-1600 Robinson Barracks CMR - Customer service hours change to 1430-1800 on Monday, Tuesday,

Thursday and Friday APO - Customer service hours change to Wednesdays from 1300-1600 ____________________________________________ 20.) Kelley Club offers: Tuesday, 31 January 2012. "Mexican Food!" - Lunch Buffet from 1100 until 1400; $9.99 including Beverages (take-out $ 7) (Of course: Our Burger Station + Salad Bar is always available SUPER BOWL NIGHT 2012 on Sunday, 5th of February 2012 Watch the SUPER BOWL at the Kelley Club. Offers & Drinks available Club opens at 2100. Special Food

NEW ** NEW ** NEW ** NEW ** NEW ** NEW ** NEW**NEW**NEW**NEW EVERY MONDAY from 1100 - 1400 PIZZA & PASTA Lunch Buffet at the Kelley Club For 5 EUROS!!!!! Includes: Salad bar + Burger Station + Soft drinks Be smart... save money.. ____________________________________________ 21.) SAVE THE DATE/MAKE A DATE: 23 Mar 12, 0930-1130, Kelley Club. Save the Date--Strengthen your understanding of the Command's mission and your spouse's role in it. (All spouses: Contractor, Civilian, and Military) Make a Date--with your spouse for lunch; take your spouse to your workplace. Register by 19 Mar 12 with Ms Rebecca Poblete DSN 421-3248 or Comm 0711-729-3248 Went 0-2 last week...Ravens out *sigh* -Your Commandant Final call: Giants over Patriots!

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