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The Franconian News Serving the Franconia Military Community in Ansbach, Bamberg and Schweinfurt Vol. 9, Issue 29 • • Thursday Aug. 2, 2012 Sustainment Command conducts command-wide NCO induction By Mike Bowers, 21st TSC Public Affairs Office KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany -- A 21st Theater Sustainment Command Noncommissioned Officer Induction Ceremony for 27 Soldiers throughout the command took place in the Galaxy Theater on the Vogelweh Military Complex in Kaiserslautern on July 27. Command Sgt. Maj. Marvin L. Hill, the command senior enlisted leader for International Security Assistance Force, U.S. Forces-Afghanistan, was guest speaker for the event that included reciting the Soldier’s Creed, candle lighting, oath of induction and Creed of the NCO and a cake cutting. “It is an event that allows the leadership and community to know that these noncommissioned officers have crossed the line between being one of the Soldiers to a leader,” said Hill. Courtesy Photo Soldiers recite the Soldier’s Creed during the opening phase of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command-wide Noncommissioned Officer Induction Ceremony for 27 Soldiers in the Galaxy Theater on the Vogelweh Military Complex in Kaiserslautern on July 27. According to Sgt. Tiffany Johnson, a parachute and systems inspector/tester with the 5th Quartermaster Detachment, the ceremony was Sgt. Joseph Podunavac, driver for the deputy awesome, and it felt great to be recognized. commanding general of the 21st TSC, said he was impressed with the ceremony, and it “I now get to put everything I have learned made him recognize that he has to take more to good use,” said Johnson, a native of responsibility and accountability for the things Hillsborough, N.C. “I will uphold and maintain he does. the standards…do exactly what the NCO Creed means in the way of taking care of Soldiers.” “Being a NCO has changed my whole outlook on the Army,” said Podunavac, a Logan, W. Va., Friendly Competition native. “Being a young Soldier, you don’t see how things come together and are not part of the decision-making process. People look at me different and give me more responsibility. There is now more of a trust and respect value.” Hill said now is the time the new inductees need Exchange Mobile Center to open, offers variety to community The Exchange recognizes the need for many to have a cell phone and has recently switched BAMBERG, Germany -- Staying contracts from Telepost Kabelconnected with friends and Service to SIGA telecom. Family throughout the busy day is important to most people. According to a press release Having a cell phone gives one the from the Exchange, “It has never opportunity to be available 24/7 been easier to sort through the no matter where they are. dizzying array of wireless choices - whether it be for the latest 4G While stationed overseas in phones, a better data plan or Germany, selecting a cell phone just the newest skin - and make plan is an important decision as smarter choices.” they are not similar to those in the United States. If one is not At U.S. Army Garrison Bamberg, careful and chooses to use a cell the new store, called the phone company off post, they Exchange Mobile Center, will can enter into a contract that they have a grand opening on Aug. do not fully understand due to 10 at 10 a.m. at the Bamberg the language barrier and end up mini mall. There will be cake and having to empty their pocket book coffee along with other activities, to pay the bill. (MOBILE continued on Page 6) By Jessica Lipari, USAG Bamberg Public Affairs Richard Martin Soccer players line up before a recent friendship game between the U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach soccer team and the Bad Windsheim Sport Club team at Storck Barracks. The event also marked the 25th anniversary of the local district heating plant that serves Storck Barracks. (NCO continued on Page 3)

The Franconian News Aug. 2, 2012

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