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Stuttgart USO Magazine
May-June 2015
May 2015
Free Knitting
Rhine River
Free Knitting
Appreciation Baden-Baden
Spa Day
Eagle’s Nest
Free Knitting
Free Knitting
Veneto Wine
Discount Policy
The USO offers a 10% discount for Service Members E6 or below (with ID) and Families/Groups
of four (4) or more who sign up at the same time (not applicable on overnight tours). The USO
also offers a 5% discount on our Overnight Tours when you sign up 4 weeks or more in advance.
Please note, that these discounts cannot be combined and may not apply to all tours.
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Dear Travelers,
As my European vacation draws to an end, I can’t help but contemplate all the places
still on my bucket list. The last two years have flown by so quickly! So many places
and so little time…. Since we don’t want you to leave without all your list checked off,
we have planned many of the must see destinations and events for this edition of the
There is so much history here in Europe and it is important that we do not forget the
sacrifices made by those in WWI and WWII. We will reflect on the past with trips
to the Luxembourg American Cemetery, the Dachau Concentration Camp, Hitler’s
Eagle’s Nest, and the Memorial to the Nürnberg Trials.
Many of us hope to see world famous destinations such as Berlin, Prague, and Vienna,
so we have express trips planned to each so you can check them off your list! If you
suffer from Oenophilia (the enjoyment of wine), then you will certainly want to join
us as we explore the Veneto region of Italy and learn the history of Champagne in
Reims, France. Another experience unique to Europe is the Swiss Chocolate Train, and
we want to make sure you have a chance to enjoy this one. To prove that not all that
glitters is gold, we have arranged a special visit to the Swarovski “Kristallwelten.”
With so many treasures to choose from, we hope you will make Every Moment Count
and complete your bucket list!
Auf Wiedersehen und gute Reisen,
Desirae McCutchen
USO Stuttgart
Outgoing Tours Manager
[email protected]
“Nothing behind me, everything ahead of me, as is ever so on the road.” – Jack Kerouac
USO Stuttgart Staff
Tom Eisenhauer.....…............................Center Manager
Tiffany Emery.........…............................Tours Manager
Katie Whitehurst…...............................Tours Assistant
Kimberly Spangler ..................Operations Coordinator
Nora Regan.......... Programs and Volunteer Coordinator
Madeleine Province..........Center Operations Specialist
USO Stuttgart
Panzer Kaserne, Building 2915
Across from the PX
DSN 431-3505
Civilian 07031-15-3505
M-F 10:00-18:00
Sa 10:00-14:00
Morgan Scarborough…....Center Operations Specialist
Tony Carter……….............................Graphic Designer
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RESERVATIONS/BOOKINGS: Must be made in person; telephone reservations are NOT accepted. Persons under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Tours priced in Euros,
unless otherwise noted in the description and must be paid in full when signing up. Types of
payment accepted include Master Card, Visa, cash dollar/euro and personal check. There will
be a $25.00 service charge on returned checks.
PICKUP POINT: Unless otherwise stated on your receipt, all USO Tours depart from the
USO Parking Lot, in front of Building 2915, Panzer Kaserne. If the USO transportation is late,
passengers should remain at the pickup point for 30 minutes past the scheduled pickup time or
be counted as a no-show.
REGULATIONS: Bus/van seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Escort may adjust seating as required. Car seats are recommended for children, especially those who are unable to sit
up on their own or have difficulty sitting up by themselves (e.g. babies, toddlers). Car seats are
not provided by the USO or the bus company.
CANCELLATION/TOUR REFUND POLICY: The USO reserves the right to cancel any tour
until 1600 hrs of the last workday prior to tour’s departure. However, customers are responsible
for contacting the USO during business hours on the last workday, prior to event, to verify any
changes of cancellations. Full refunds are not possible for cancellations. Any cancellation made
5 or more working days in advance of a tour will receive a refund less an administrative fee of
10% of the tour price. If the cancellation involves non-refundable tour expenses prepaid by the
USO, this amount will also be deducted from the refund. Four working days or less, no refund
is possible. Tour cancellations may by the USO will result in full refunds to currently booked
customers. All refunds will be issued by check or credit card based upon method of original
payment. Please allow 7-10 business days for processing of checks. Refunds must be completed
within 6 months of cancellation date or last business day of the calendar year, whichever comes
first. Exceptions: Military personnel with TDY orders may submit cancellations up to date of
TOUR DATES. Families that choose not to continue with a tour because of spouse’s TDY may
also request a refund. Please allow as much time as possible for notification. Special circumstances such as medical or stateside family emergencies must be supported by appropriate documentation and the manager has the final say as to whether a full or partial refund will be given.
*If the cancellation involves non-refundable tour expenses prepaid by the USO, this amount
will be deducted from the refund. NO-SHOWS ARE NOT ENTITLED TO A REFUND.
Interra-Reisen and My Paris Tours cancellation policies vary according to the tour and accrue
an additional 10% processing fee from the USO office.
INTERNATIONAL BORDERS: Customers are responsible for having a valid passport and/
or border documentations. Tourist passports are now required for all travel outside Germany’s
borders. Consult Passport Office for any further questions. The USO cannot be held liable
for any inconveniences incurred if customers do not have proper documentation. For specific
country visa/passport requirements, visit
MISCELLANOUS: The USO is not responsible for lost, damaged or stolen items. The tours
will follow the program as closely as possible. However, the USO is not responsible for strikes,
mechanical problems, inclement weather or circumstances associated with a vendor. The tours,
times, and prices are subject to change WITHOUT prior notice. Pets are prohibited on all USO
tours. This policy is effective April 1, 2015, and supersedes all previous policies.
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24th Annual
Golf Tournament
Golfclub Hammetweil
Contact the USO for more information
and registration details.
Mobile Canteen
is back!
Friday, May 15 – 11am, while supplies last
Kelley Barracks near the Theater
Saturday, May 16 – 11am, while supplies last
Robinson Barracks at Brewed Awakenings
As a “thank you” to our USAG Stuttgart community for endless support and
sacrifice, we are serving up FREE hotdogs and chili dogs, chips
and Coke products from our famous USO Mobile Canteen – two dates, two
locations, including a special weekend visit to RB!
Proudly supported by VFW Post 10810 Stuttgart
USO Traveling
Road Show
Now following the
USO Mobile Canteen.
Membership Chairman
See the Mobile
Canteen ad for
dates and location
The USO will be
on hand to answer
your questions about
upcoming events, classes
and tours.
Join us on Instagram USOStuttgart
May Upcoming Events
Military Spouse Appreciation Day
Friday, May 8 –12pm-3pm
USO Center, Panzer Kaserne, Bldg. 2915, 3rd floor
We are honoring the military spouses in our community the sweetest way we know
how—through chocolate! All spouses will be treated to chocolate and a note of thanks
for their dedication to our troops Additionally, in the weeks leading up to Military Spouse
Appreciation Day, service members will be invited to enter their loved one’s into a
drawing to receive a gift certificate for a much deserved day of pampering.
Stay tuned to Facebook or stop by for more details!
FREE Monthly Lunch –BBQ Style- Y’all
Wednesday, May 27– 11:30 while supplies last
USO Center, Panzer Kaserne, Behind Bldg. 2915
We are celebrating the start of spring with a BBQ-style monthly lunch!
Guests will be invited to relax outside (weather permitting) and enjoy some
of their favorite BBQ foods: sausages, burgers, veggies and more!
• Feel free to bring a dessert to share, no sign up required
• Big THANKS to SCU for continuing to make this program possible!
Volunteer Corner
USO Stuttgart is saying goodbye to a dear friend and Tours Manager, Desirae McCutchen,
as she departs for a new adventure in the states (boy, we will miss her)! That probably leaves
you wondering “Who will be responsible for planning the wonderful tours we’ve grown
accustomed to?” Lucky for us, transition is something we’re quite used to and the strength
of our team enables us to promote from within. Tiffany Emery, most recently the Programs
& Volunteer Coordinator for USO Stuttgart, will move “down the hall” to continue the
tours legacy. And so goes another question “Who will carry on the programs and volunteer
team to ensure USO Stuttgart is everywhere the community needs us to be?” It’s no secret
that USO Volunteers make what we do possible. Sometimes, we are able to provide an even
deeper opportunity where passion meets skill. We feel honored to welcome Nora Regan as
the new Programs & Volunteer Coordinator. At the end of the day, we hope you will see
little to no change overall other than having new contacts as they pertain to any questions
or interests you may have as a member of our community and/or volunteer team.
To contact Tiffany in Tours please email [email protected] and to
reach Nora for program or volunteer purposes, please email [email protected]
With endless thanks for your support during my time in programs, Tiffany
With the upmost excitement for the future, Nora
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May Tours
02 May, Saturday – Zurich, Switzerland
We will be traveling to our favorite border town
and the largest city in Switzerland. In Zurich,
you can look forward to a guided tour as we stroll
down the cobblestoned streets and alleys of the Old
Town. Don’t forget to explore the museums and the
many shopping opportunities! Browse the elegant
boutiques along Bahnhofstraße or relax with a
beverage at the Bauschänzli beer garden along the
river. Bring Swiss Francs or plan to exchange onsite.
Tour price includes transportation, city tour, and USO Escort.
Tourist passports required.
Departs: 07:00 Returns: 20:00
Cost: Adults: € 50
Child: € 45
We take you there
to see the sights ...
but if you’re late for the bus
you get left behind!!
Thursday, May 7
10:00-12:00 in the USO Kitchen Cost: € 20
Tiramisu means “lift me up” and it is the
popular coffee-flavored Italian dessert.
This wonderful concoction of lady
fingers, coffee, sugar and mascarpone
cheese will be a treat for the entire
family. Marlene will show us how simple
it is to make this luscious dessert.
USO Stuttgart, Your Home Away From Home
09 May, Saturday --- Luxembourg
We will begin our day with a tour through the American
Cemetery where General Patton is buried along with
5,076 other brave Americans. It is said that General
Patton’s grave is dramatically unique and we will find
out why during this tour. Just beyond, lay the resting
places of 10,914 German soldiers in the Sandweiler
German Cemetery which we will also visit. The dramatic
difference between the two resting places is something to experience. Granted, the
morning will be somber, but after our history lessons, we will head to the Capital
City of Luxembourg where dining, shopping, and sightseeing possibilities abound!
Here we will take a tour through time and space revealing 1,000 years of history; rated
“outstanding cultural itinerary” by the Council of Europe, the “Wenzel Walk” crosses
the famous Boch casemates, connects the upper and lower town, and offers amazing
views on the fortress ramparts. You’ll discover the “Bock” promontory, the Old Town,
the Wenceslas ring wall, the Alzette Valley, and Luxembourg’s unique fortifications.
Afterwards, you will have time to explore the city on your own. Perhaps a walk through
the historic Promenade or a nice relaxing lunch will hit the spot. Tour price includes
transportation, guided American Cemetery tour, Wenzel Walk, and USO Escort.
Tourist passports required.
Departs: 03:00 Returns: 22:00
Cost: Adults: € 92
Child: € 82,50
09 May, Saturday --- Queen for a Day at Caracalla Spa
Moms deserve the best! What better gift than a day at the
Caracalla Bath and Spa in Baden-Baden? Discovered by
the Romans and known for centuries as one of the most
prestigious vacation areas in Europe, Baden-Baden remains
a place to release your stress, forget your troubles, and
completely unwind from the hectic hassles of modern
life. The hot springs’ curative effects drew the nobility of
Europe in the 19th Century and continue to attract a loyal
following to this day. The Caracalla spa complex is a modern oasis and provides the
perfect opportunity for a ladies day out. Feel welcome to add another layer of luxury for
Mom with a pre-arranged massage (not included). Tour price includes transportation,
4-hour visit, breakfast and use of the spa, and USO escort.
Departs: 08:00 Returns: 18:30
Adults Only: € 90,50
“Trevor Romaine with You All the Way” Deployment Kits:
Come by the USO to pick up a pre-deployment gift for your little loved ones.
The kit includes a Dealing with Deployment DVD, a writing journal with
prompts, calendar, map and activities, a booklet for the deployment term
caregiver, a set of 10 postcards featuring artwork by Trevor,Imprinted dog
tags and Cuzzie™, a fuzzy friend offering the childs support.
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10 May, Sunday --- Mother’s Day Rhine River Cruise
It’s Mother’s Day and we’ve got you covered with a
leisurely day for the whole family along the Rhine
River. We will depart on a special Mother’s Day
lunch cruise from St. Goarshausen meandering
down the Rhine for approximately four hours. A
lunch consisting of chicken, vegetables and fries
will be served aboard before disembarking the boat
for a guided tour of a riverside castle. Afterwards, we will continue our cruise
and end in Rüdesheim, where you’ll have extra time to spend in this quaint
German town. Tour price includes transportation, boat fee, castle tour, lunch
(ages >5), and USO Escort.
Departs: 06:00 Returns: 21:30
Cost: Adults: € 70,50 Child (5-11): € 62,50
Child (<5)without meal: € 52,50
16 May, Saturday --- Swarovski “Kristallwelten” & Innsbruck
We are heading to Austria for a visit to the Swarovski
crystal factory for a guided tour especially for us! The
facility has recently been renovated and expanded to
include new structures and art installations such as
the crystal cloud. The adjoining creatively designed
park invites you to linger a while as well – offering a
playground, alpine garden, and a panoramic view. Visit
the world’s largest Swarovski shop and a wonderful
café with excellent food and beverage choices….
with all that, why would you want to leave? Well… if
you decide to stay at the “Kristallwelten”, they offer
a shuttle to downtown Innsbruck all day, so you can
catch up to us later! Innsbruck is the second part of
this tour…a great city that is often overlooked! We will take you to the old
town where you can have lunch and do some light shopping, that is if you’re
not “shopped out” from the factory! Tour price includes transportation, guided
Swarovski tour, and USO Escort. Tourist passports required.
Departs: 05:00 Returns: 22:00 Cost: Adults: € 100 Child (6-14): € 80
Child (5>): € 73
Tour dates, departure and return times are subject to change from the
Kiosk! Tours are planned months in advance and sometimes changes
need to be made closer to the tour date. Please confirm final tour
details on your receipt!
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Become a USO Volunteer!
• Help us to support USAG Stuttgart as a USO
Volunteer – our events help to lift the spirits of our
troops and their families and we couldn’t do all that
we do without our volunteers.
• It’s EASY! Simply visit and
register to volunteer at a USO Center. Once you’ve
completed the registration and have been “accepted”
by our location, you’ll be able to see the “available
volunteer opportunities” and sign up for these
• All volunteer opportunities and managing
volunteer time is online at It’s
easy – we are happy to walk you through it, if needed.
As a USO Volunteer, your time will be valued, your
efforts monumental in making life better for others.
• For questions regarding volunteering, contact
the Programs and Volunteer Coordinator – vol.
[email protected] CIV 07031-15-3505 / DSN 431-3505
• Sign up at
• New to the USO Stuttgart volunteer team? Sign up for our New
Volunteer Orientation, being held on April 16th at 11:30am at the
USO Center.
USO Volunteer Quarterly Meeting
Wednesday, May 20 – 6:30pm-8:30pm
USO Center, Panzer Kaserne, Bldg. 2915, 3rd floor
Don’t miss the fun of our USO Quarterly Volunteer Meeting!
These meetings are crucial for staying up to date on important events,
policies and information, but are also a great way to share a meal and
some laughs with your fellow volunteers.
USO Stuttgart, Your Home Away From Home 11
16 May, Saturday --- Dachau w/Jason Eilers
Since 1965, the Dachau Concentration Camp has been
deemed a memorial site. You’ll be overwhelmed as Jason
guides you through the grounds of Dachau, allowing you
plenty of time to experience the museum and visitor’s center.
Built in 1933, Dachau was the first Nazi concentration camp
(and was used as a school of sorts). Jason is with you to answer all of your questions
and provide in-depth knowledge of the camp and its history. We will then travel up the
road to Munich for a quick stop to eat lunch. You can eat at the famous Hofbräuhaus,
Hard Rock Café or just grab a fresh sandwich at the market. Tour price includes
transportation, city tour, and USO Escort. **Your tour to Dachau Concentration
Camp will be both moving and disturbing and is not recommended for younger
Departs: 06:00 Returns: 21:00 Cost: Adults (12+): € 60
23 May, Saturday --- Eagles Nest & Salzbergwerk
We are returning to the Eagle’s Nest…but we aren’t stopping
there! The Salt Mines are a must see while in Berchtesgaden….
so we are making the time to experience all this area has to offer!
First stop is a tour through the Salzbergwerk Berchtesgaden, one
of the oldest active salt mines in the world. We will travel on mine wagons, slide into
the depths of the salt mine and boat across an emerald green subterranean lake. Then
we’ll take a breathtaking bus journey up the Kehlstein road and speed up the inside
of the mountain in a luxurious brass elevator...124 meters in 41 seconds! Perched on
a 6,000 foot mountain summit, Hitler’s “Eagle’s Nest” is a true feat of engineering,
and the views alone are worth the trip. Enjoy lunch (not included) at its modern day
restaurant or pack a picnic and spend some time enjoying the mountain. Tour price
includes transportation, entrance fees, and USO Escort. Tourist passports required.
Departs: 04:00 Returns: 22:30
Cost: Adults: € 100,50
Child (4-16): € 76,50
Infant (3>): € 55,50
24 May, Sunday – Berlin Carnival of Cultures
Berlin has an amazing history…..its first historical appearance came in a 13th-century
document. It served as the capital of not only Prussia, but also the capital of the German
Empire after the unification of Germany, the Third Reich under Hitler, East Germany
during the communist era, and finally reunified Germany in 1990. Must-sees while in
Berlin: The Brandenburg Gate, remnants of the Berlin Wall, Checkpoint Charlie, the
Reichstag, the Victory Column, and the New National Gallery...just to name a few! We
will see many of these during our guided city tour in the morning. Every year in early
summer, Berlin celebrates its cultural diversity with a giant street festival, Carnival
of Cultures. Costumes, dance, music, and over 300 market stalls are sure to keep you
busy! Tour price includes transportation, city tour, and USO Escort.
Departs: 00:00 (Midnight) Returns: 03:00 (Mon) Cost: Adults: € 95,50 Child: € 85,50
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30 May, Saturday --- Prague, Czech Republic Express
Prague is one of our most popular destinations…and why
wouldn’t it be?! Here, every stone is a piece of history! Enjoy a
guided city tour pointing out the many highlights and unique
gems of this city. This express trip will allow for plenty of free time
to explore on your own and discover the sites important to you.
Stroll across Charles Bridge, visit the Castle, shop in Wenceslas
Square or just wander the streets and discover new treasures.
Spend some time relaxing with a beverage while enjoying the
towering 14th Century Ty Church. The Prague Orloj goes off
every hour and is the oldest working Astronomical clock in the
world, a sight to behold. If you make a plan before you go, you
are sure to get in everything you want to see! Tour price includes
transportation, guided tour, and USO Escort. Tourist passports required.
Departs: 01:00
Returns: 03:00 (Sun) Cost: Adults: € 85
Child: € 72
Did you know THIS about the USO?
Your Stuttgart USO offers a variety of programs designed to support
our troops and their families in many facets of life – take a look and
take advantage of these great programs, it is our pleasure to offer
Wednesday, May 27
11:30am, while supplies last
Panzer Kaserne, behind Bldg. 2915
FREE Monthly Lunches at the USO
offered the last Wednesday of the
month! We’re on a journey, enjoying
a variety of themes with a little of
this and a little of that each month.
• Feel free to bring a dessert
to share, no sign up required
• Big THANKS to SCU for
continuing to make this
program possible
Food Handlers Course
every second Wednesday
of each month.
May 13 & June 10th – 1pm-3pm
Thanks to MWR, USO
Volunteers and community
members are invited to
attend a free course on food
handling. We encourage all
USO volunteers to attend
this course as another layer
of protection and quality
within our events. The more,
the merrier.
• Volunteers should sign-up
Join us on Instagram USOStuttgart
30-31 May, Saturday-Sunday – Veneto Wine Tradition
This is a fantastic weekend getaway designed
specifically for our adult travelers. We are
traveling to Veneto, where wine is ‘tradition’.
The lush green hills that surround Verona have
been the home of indigenous vines for over
2,000 years. During our two-day journey, we
will visit celebrated vineyards, each producing
their own specialties, with a chance to sample
wines and local cheeses. After a delicious and
inspiring day at the vineyards, we will spend our
evening in the heart of Verona, a romantic city that speaks to visitors with many
passions – history, architecture, shopping and cuisine … and, of course, the
enchanted story of Romeo and Juliet. After breakfast the following morning,
we will indulge in another wine-filled day in the Veneto countryside before
returning home feeling refreshed and connected to one of the greatest traditions
Italy has to offer. Tour price includes transportation, vineyard tours, lodging,
breakfast, and USO Escort. Tourist passports required.
Departs: 03:00 Returns: 21:00 (Sun) Adults (18+): € 187
Single Supplement: € 50
your experts for Paris …. and more!
Three Days in Paris € 319 May 23-25
Downtown Hotel
Three Days in Paris € 319 June 13-15
Downtown Hotel
Day Trip to Paris € 99
May 9 and June 20
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13 – 26 MAY: World-Record Building Activity –
the Biggest LEGO® Brick
4 –7 JUNE: LEGO Star WarsTM Days
Knitting Classes
Every Thursday
10am to noon
USO Center Bldg. 2915, Panzer
3rd Floor
What began as an
instructor and a
budding student
has become an
eve r- s o -p op ular
place to be on
Thursdays! Thanks to Chris Rials,
USO Volunteer Extraordinaire! She
has truly created a place to learn,
grow new friendships and explore
hidden talents. All skill levels are
welcome in every class; just bring
your needles and yarn.
USO Stuttgart, Your Home Away From Home
Ford and Nissan Service-Partner
Waldenbucher Strasse 26, 71065 Sindelfingen
Phone: 07031/8741-60 • Fax: 07031/8130-60
E-Mail: [email protected]
Full Factory Authorized Dealerships:
• Windshield Replacement/Car Glass Repair
• A/C Service • Parts
and Repair
• Bodywork/Paintjobs • Tune ups
for all Cars!
5 Minutes from Panzer Housing
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Full Factory Authorized Dealerships:
• Windshield Replacement/Car Glass Repair
• A/C Service • Parts
• Bodywork/Paintjobs • Tune ups
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for all Cars!
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June Upcoming Events
Summer Movie Series
Time, Date & Location TBD
Who doesn’t love a good movie? Tired of watching the same movies on the same
screen? Well, your community USO wants to change things up a bit and take your
movie watching to the next level. Come join us on to enjoy a family classic on the
projection screen. Dust off your lawn chairs and fill your coolers. Lay down your
blankets and pillows to enjoy a fun family night under the stars. We’ll provide the
popcorn, feel free to bring any other snacks that make your movie night complete!
Don’t forget to bring blankets, pillows and anything else that will make your movie
night cozy. Check out our Facebook page as we get closer to summer for additional
Father’s Day Workshop
Saturday, June 13 Time TBD
Kelley Arts & Crafts Center
What do you think of when you think of a father? Someone who teaches you how
to play catch or build a remote control car, a special guest at a tea party, giver of
awkward advice at times, a protector against monsters, or just a pair of strong arms
to hold you when you’re sad. Your USO wants to honor the fathers in our community
by treating them to a special day with their child(ren) building something together.
• Registration is required. Sign up begins May 4th, 10am at the USO
FREE Monthly Lunch – Italian cuisine – bon appétit!
Wednesday, June 24 – 11:30am while supplies last
Panzer Kaserne, Bldg. 2915, 3rd Floor
We are serving up some traditional Italian cuisine complete with pasta dishes, fresh
ingredients and garlic bread.
Calling all Italian food “chefs”, help us prepare an authentic meal.
Contact [email protected] 07031-15-3505
Feel free to bring a dessert to share
Special thanks to Service Credit Union for your continued support
of this oh-so-popular event each month!
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Congratulations & Thank you
Patch High School
Our spirit’s so big they had to build us a new school
Thank you to the wonderful Patch High School for over 35 years
(1979-2015) of learning, memories and fun! We cannot wait to
see what the new school has is store! As a special goodbye and
congratulations, USO Stuttgart is bringing the famous Mobile
Canteen hot dog truck to Patch Husky Field on June 1st for a
day of celebration!
Congratulations Class of 2015 on all you have accomplished
over the past four years and all that you have to look forward to!
“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You
can steer yourself in any direction you choose.” –Dr. Suess
Zero. Zip.
Wednesday, June 24
11:30am, while supplies last
Panzer Kaserne, Bldg. 2915, 3rd floor
No Fee Checking
FREE Monthly Lunches
at the USO offered the last
Wednesday of the month!
We’re on a journey, enjoying
a variety of themes with a
little of this and a little of
that each month.
800.936.7730 • SERVICECU.ORG
• Feel free to bring a dessert
to share, no sign up required
federally insured by ncua No transaction or maintenance fees.
Some member selected service fees may apply. See for details.
No official US Army endorsement is implied
• Big THANKS to SCU for
continuing to make this
program possible.
Join us on Twitter @usostuttgart
June Tours
06 June, Saturday --- Insel Mainau & Meersburg
Our morning starts with a visit to the lovely
Mainau Island where we will have a guided visit
and learn about the best of the island including
the history and other interesting facts. After our
tour, we will enjoy the unique atmosphere over a
lunch of roast pork in a creamy mushroom sauce
with seasonal vegetables and spätzle one of the
island’s restaurants. In the afternoon, we will
take a short ferry ride across Lake Constance to
the lakeside town of Meersburg, whose medieval
fortress catches your eye from afar. Built on a steep vineyard right by the lake, this
fortress has been attracting tourists for centuries and has the distinction of being the
oldest inhabited castle in Germany! You will have some free time to explore the city
on your own. Take some time to enjoy some of the local wines in a cozy cafe or on the
terrace of the Neues Schloß, which overlooks the clear water and imposing rise of the
Alps in the distance. Tour price includes transportation, Island tour, lunch, ferry, and
USO Escort. Tourist passports required.
Departs: 07:30 Returns: 20:30
Cost: Adults: € 85
Child: € 55,75
06 June, Saturday – Heidelberg by Train
We’re heading to Heidelberg for the day! We will meet
at the Starbucks inside the Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof
and make our way to our platform for boarding. Upon
arrival in the city we will meet our guide for a city
tour to include the famous Heidelberg Castle, which
overlooks the lovely university town with its cathedral
and multiple historic buildings. After our tour you will
have plenty of time to ramble around the Old town. As
you meander through the medieval alleys, you’ll find quaint boutique shops, unique
from the main street high volume stores. Tour price includes train ticket, city tour,
castle tour, and USO Escort.
Departs: 08:00 Returns: 19:45
Cost: All Seats: € 40
USO Travelers 11 and younger qualify for Child Price.
USO Travelers 11 and younger qualify for child price. Remember
we want all of our young adventurers to arrive safe … car seats are
recommended for children, especially for those who are unable to
sit up on their own or have difficulty sitting up by themselves. Car
seats are not provided the USO or the company.
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11 June, Thursday --- Swiss Chocolate Train
Join the USO as we travel to Switzerland for a unique
experience in the land of chocolate. We will board our
authentic Pullman train in Montreux and enjoy a coffee
and croissant en route to our first stop, the Gruyeres
demonstration cheese dairy. Our senses will take us on
a journey as we discover the secrets of cheese-making
before having some free time to explore the village and
visit the Gruyeres castle. We continue by bus to Broc where we will visit the Maison
Cailler-Nestle before we return by train to Montreux and catch our bus home. Tour
price includes transportation, Swiss Chocolate Train, entrance to Gruyeres, entrance
to Cailler-Nestle, and USO escort. Tourist passports required, special cancellation
policy applies.
Departs: 03:00 Returns: 00:00 (Midnight) Cost: All Seats: € 155,50
Due to the cost of tickets, no discounts can be applied to this tour.
13 June, Saturday – Champagne in Reims, France
Reims is synonymous with champagne… imagine 155 miles of
underground wine and champagne cellars under your feet! We
are paying a special visit to the G.H. MUMM house, renowned
for its Cordon Rouge champagne, where we will experience a total
immersion with a tour of their cellars and special tasting of two
champagnes. If you leave feeling inspired for more champagne talk,
you could visit one of the other cellars located in the heart of the
city. From antiquity to the present days, Reims, a UNESCO World
Heritage city, offers a variety of historical sites: Gallo-Roman,
medieval monuments but also museums of the 1st and 2nd World
Wars. We will make it easy to explore with the included transportation pass so that you
can design your Reims experience. Tourist passports required.
Departs: 03:00 Returns: 00:00 (Midnight)
Cost: Adults Only (18+): € 120
13 June, Saturday --- Nürnberg Dokumentation Center & Courthouse with
Jason Eilers
This is an ambitious day, full of information! Jason will meet us in Nürnberg and share
his knowledge about the Third Reich before leaving you to visit the Dokumentation
Center at your own pace. We’ll give you some time to have lunch at the café (not
included) before we visit the Memorial to the Nürnberg Trials in the Nürnberg Palace of
Justice. Again, Jason will fill you in on all the details before setting you loose with audio
guides to delve into the material in the memorial. After our history lessons, we will
have some time to relax and enjoy the old town, where you can peek at the wonderfully
restored buildings. Most of Nürnberg was destroyed by Allied bombing in WWII, but,
thanks to the Marshall Plan, Nürnberg was restored to its historic appearance. Tour
price includes transportation, guided tour, entry fees, and USO Escort.
Departs: 08:00 Returns: 21:00
Cost: Adults: € 64
Child: € 59,75
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14 June, Sunday – Black Forest Schinkenfest
We’re heading back to the Black Forest and this time there’s something extra special
waiting for us – the Schinkenfest! Who knew the Black Forest wasn’t only famous for
its clocks… but also ham?! This time around Christina, our outstanding tour guide,
will take us to visit a woodcarver, a beekeeper (honey, crèmes, and candies are available
for purchase) and of course, the famous House of 1000 Clocks. After our tour, you’ll
have free time to enjoy the Schinkenfest in all its glory with a flea market, music, food
and beer. We will end the day with a special Black Forest cake demonstration – a must
see (and taste)!
Departs: 07:00 Returns: 20:00
Cost: Adults: € 74
Child: € 66
20 June, Saturday --- Brugge, Belgium
Come with the USO as we travel to Brugge, known for its art,
canals, medieval architecture, and of course, its world-famous
chocolate and beer! We start with a walking tour of this famous
town to help you learn about its architecture and history. After
the tour, you have free time to eat lunch, shop, and see the sights.
Perhaps you will choose to visit one of the many art museums, or
one of their more unusual sites such as the chocolate or the French
fry museums, cruise the canals or take a ride in a horse-drawn
carriage through the town (not included). Tour price includes
transportation, city tour, and USO escort. Tourist passports
Departs: 01:30 Returns: 02:15 (Sun) Cost: Adults: € 95,50 Child: € 85
20 June, Saturday --- Maximillian Ritterspiele, Horb am Neckar
What a great treat for Dad this Father’s Day!
Peruse the medieval market where farmers and
craftsman from around the area will be showcasing
their wares, indulge in delicious festival cuisine
such as pork-on-a-stick and cherry beer. On top of
all of that, this Knight’s Tournament is one of the
biggest in Europe, honoring Kaiser Maximilian
and his knights. Join us while we watch their story
come to life with a jousting battle the whole family
will enjoy. Tour price includes transportation,
entry fees, reserved seating for the jousting tournament, and USO Escort.
Departs: 09:30 Returns: 19:30
Cost: Adults (14+): € 52,25 Child (6-13): € 31,50
Child: (0-5): € 26,50
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Steppin’ Out Tour Program
Saturday, June 20 2015 – Departs: 09:30, Returns at 19:30
USO Stuttgart and SCSC want to ensure that USAG Stuttgart E7
and below, single or unaccompanied service members are enjoying
all that Europe has to offer, stepping out of the familiarity of
our garrison. So goes the “Steppin’ Out” program …!
• Maximillian Ritterspiele, A Knight’s Tournament at
Horb am Neckar
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refundable deposit required Limited availability
1st come, 1st serve.
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Endless THANKS to SCSC for making this program possible!
Stuttgart Community Spouses’ Club (SCSC)
Our mission is to provide information and support to Americans living
in the Stuttgart area through social events and fundraising activities
and to provide grants and scholarships to our military community.
The SCSC Thrift Shops are a great place to find a treasure,
donate your excess and support your local community.
Patch Thrift Shop
Building 2332
Mon, Wed & Fri: 1000-1600
Thursday: 1500-1900
1st & 3rd Saturdays: 1000- 1400
In addition to our monthly social events, the SCSC has
special interest groups that include bunko, book,
shopping, gourmet, lunch bunch, scrapbooking, wine
tasting, and travel clubs.
The SCSC also partners with MWR to organize the Spring
Bazaar that attracts amazing vendors from across Europe
for your shopping pleasure.
2014-2015 SCSC Membership is open. Check our website
to view the complete list of our monthly events. See
you there!
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Membership is open to members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their family members,
civilians of the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Forces contract employees, retirees
and employees of other organizations granted status under the NATO Status of
Forces Agreement and other civilians holding a valid U.S. passport and residing in
the Stuttgart community.
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24 June, Wednesday --- Day in the Alsace
We are spending a whole day touring the Alsace region of France!
First, we are going to head over to Colmar, the last town in France
to be freed after the Second World War. On our way into Colmar,
you will see the Statue of Liberty! is only a replica, but
it was installed by the Municipality of Colmar to honor its
most prestigious artist, Auguste Bartholdi, the sculptor. After a
city orientation you will have plenty of time to explore the city
and enjoy a lunch on your own. Colmar’s old town is the main
attraction and is stunningly beautiful and well preserved. Be
sure to stop at the Musée Bartholdi; it is the house where he was
born and holds many of the original models of his masterpieces,
including the Statue of Liberty. There is even a part of the town named “Little Venice”
that you must visit to understand its exceptionality. While you are there make sure to
keep an eye out for the dates painted onto the side of buildings. You will discover many
of them date back to the 1300’s! After our time in Colmar, we will visit the HautKoenigsbourg Castle, where we will have a specialized guide to help us seek out its
unusual features and gain more insight to the architecture and daily life in the middle
ages. Tour price includes transportation, entrance and guided tour of the castle, city
orientation, and USO Escort. Tourist passports required.
Departs: 07:00 Returns: 20:00
Cost: Adults: €62
Child: €55
27 June, Saturday --- Regensburg
Regensburg is one of the best preserved medieval towns in
Europe, with a numerous landmarks in the city center dating
back over 2000 years! The city was added to the UNESCO
List of World Heritage Sites in 2006. A Roman settlement
completed under Emperor Marcus Aurelius, Regensburg
became the first and foremost capital of Bavaria-- the residence of dukes, kings and
bishops, and for 600 years an imperial free city. Outstanding features such as the Old
Stone Bridge and the cathedral date from this period in the middle ages. The history,
sights and landmarks are densely packed so the city can be easily discovered on foot.
After a guided walking tour there will be some free time to explore more on your own.
Tour price includes transportation, city tour, and USO Escort.
Departs: 06:30 Returns: 20:00
Cost: Adults: €70
Child: €63
USO Deployed Service Member Care Package Program:
Service members downrange are always excited about receiving care
packages and the USO will help you get one to your loved one. We have
items to send and encourage you to add your own personal touch. Contact
Tiffany at the USO for more information DSN 431-3345 [email protected]
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27 June, Saturday --- Vienna, Austria Express
Vienna in the summer time? Yes, Please! We will check out
the sights and sounds of Wien, the capital and largest city of
Austria—“The City of Dreams”! After a city tour, the day is
yours to explore and enjoy everything Vienna has to offer. With
so many things to see and do in Vienna you will need to do your
homework if you want to get it all in one day. Preplan your
visit....if you want to stop by the famous Spanish Riding School
(home of the Lipizzaner stallions) buy tickets well in advance.
Visit one of the many museums...the Leopold Museum....the
Museum of Modern Art...even the small yet overlooked Alt
Wiener Schnapsmuseum. Why not hop on one of those famous
hop off/hop on tour buses for an excellent overview of the significant historical sights
such as the Belvedere Palace (which houses the largest Gustav Klimt collection in
the world!) and Schöbrunn Place—once a summer house of the Habsburg Family.
Remember to enjoy some down time and grab a piece of the famous Sacher Torte with
a cup of Vienna coffee! Tour price includes transportation, city tour, and USO Escort.
Tourist passports required.
Departs: 01:00 Returns: 02:00 (Sun) Cost: Adults: € 112,50 Child: € 100,50
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Rhein en Flammen
04 July, Saturday
This is one of our favorite events of the year! This year we board the
“Rhein Dream", reserved just for the USO, and cruise up the scenic
Rhein valley. We will enjoy a cold buffet dinner including breads,
cheeses, sausages, and salads, with additional food and beverages
available for purchase, if desired. After dinner, both the lower and
upper decks are open for your relaxation and enjoyment to the
tune of DJ Spike. You will be captivated by roughly 50 illuminated
ships that sail the Rhein on a journey past forts, ‘burning’ castles and romantic ruins.
Fireworks will not start until after dark ensuring the best view possible. Seats are limited
and always sell out quickly, so don’t wait!! Tour price includes transportation, boarding
card, buffet dinner, music entertainment, and USO Escort.
**Special cancellation restrictions apply**
Departs: 11:30 Returns: 04:00 (Sun) Cost: Adults: € 130 Child: € 110
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*Limited to a value of €100 or less upon approval of the Tours Manager. Unused
value cannot be transferred. Participants must present their card to the information specialist when booking tours for the travel to be counted. Cards will not be
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USO Conversational
German Language
13 Apr — 15 May, 2015
Sign up at your local USO Center,
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Beginner ( Level A )
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Intermediate ( Level B )
Class will end 07 May
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Class Cost: €100
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*There is a NO REFUND policy for the German language classes.*
€25 Transfer fee applies to all changes in classes or terms. Transfer must be executed within the first week of class.
Schedule subject to change. Children must be 15 years of age to attend classes.