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The United Service Organization

uso.orgOr simply put, the USO, is a non-profit organization that provides services, programs, and events for the United States military‘s service members and their families. Established by President Roosevelt in 1941 in preparation for the Second World War, the USO celebrated its 75th anniversary this year!

The USO‘s main mission is to help strengthen America‘s military service members by “keeping them connected to their families, home and country throughout their service to the nation.” Based out of Arlington, Virginia, the USO has offices and holds events all over the world. On various military bases, in airports, and even at overseas duty stations, they go where we go. Providing service members and their families with whatever it is they might need. They offer a little taste of home even when you´re hundreds of miles away. Did you know? The USO is not a part of the federal government. It is run by dedicated staff and a powerful family of volunteers relying on the support of their local communities, organizations and corporations in order to complete their goals.

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The Swabian Fairytale Castle - Schloss Lichtenstein

Schloss LichtensteinIf you take the B27 south of Stuttgart, driving through Reutlingen and Pfullingen, you'll eventually reach Lichtenstein. It's a rather short drive, 45 minutes to an hour, depending on traffic, and after Pfullingen you'll be cruising through small villages and a few winding, mountain roads. The Swabian Albs are an absolutely breath-taking site, so take your time—and don't speed, there are quite a few speed traps and cameras in this area (for your safety)! You'll soon be able to see the castle from below; Schloss Lichtenstein lies directly on a cliff located near  Honau on the Swabian Albs in Baden-Württemberg—above the source of the river Echaz and it has been around since approximately 1200 A.D.

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Online Survey

Art Director Together Magazine - Patrick Chaparro

Hello Lovely Readers!

First, let me introduce myself, my name is Patrick Chaparro and I am a part of the team here at Together Magazine—I‘m responsible for creating the magazine‘s layout, but I‘m also a student at the University of Heilbronn. My work here at Together Magazine is closely related to my bachelors thesis, and this is the reason I‘m writing to you all today. You see, I need your help. In order for me to finish my bachelors degree, I need people to participate in a survey. I would greatly appreciate your help, and it will only take a few minutes of your time. You can fill out the survey online under

Online Survey

or scan the QR-Code with your smart phone; which will take you to a link where you can answer the questions online. If your phone doesn‘t already have a scanner, they are free to download! A link to the survey will also be available at and on our Facebook page. I hope you‘ll find the questions in the survey relevant as our goal is to create a Together Magazine that is satisfactory to you, the reader. All answers will, of course, remain anonymous. I would be extremely grateful to you for your participation! Lastly, I‘d like to make myself available to you for any questions, comments or concerns that you might have.

Feel free to email me anytime at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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