The U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart welcomes incoming community members to the best garrison in the U.S. Army, as judged by the 2017 Army Communities of Excellence program.

Stuttgart is a great place to work and live, with a dynamic joint military community spread across five installations. The operational environment, coupled with all of the off-duty activities the greater Stuttgart area has to offer, makes this a professionally and personally rewarding assignment.

The Army Communities of Excellence program awarded the Gold Medal to USAG Stuttgart for the overall quality of life, how well the garrison provides base operations, and training support. 

The garrison was graded on seven specifc categories using the Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence, which focused on garrisons’ processes for providing excellence in facilities and services in support of Soldiers, Civilians, and their families.

Using these benchmarks, the ACOE selected Stuttgart for top honors.

USAG Stuttgart is home to multiple tactical, operational and strategic-level Department of Defense organizations; the U.S. European Command, U.S. Africa Command, Special Operations Command Europe, Special Operations Command Africa, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, and Defense Information Systems Agency Europe are all headquartered here.

Community members work with members from all services, the State Department and other agencies.

The special edition of The Stuttgart Citizen is your guide to a smooth transition. It includes tools, tips and resources offered by the garrison and its partner units to service members, civilians, contractors and their families. With the guide and the assistance of a sponsor, the transition overseas into this community will be met with a lot of excitement and a little stress.

This issue features information on housing, schools, medical and dental care, and other aspects of life in the Stuttgart military community.

An introduction to life on our installations and the surrounding local communities will provide you with a glimpse of everything available in your new home.

The garrison motto is, “I’m glad I live here!” There are many local opportunities for leisure activities.

Stuttgart, the capital of the state of Baden-Württemberg, offers many possibilities for adventure from historical museums and international festivals to world-renowned companies and music performances.

Get out and enjoy living in Germany!