April 18, 2013 - The Citizen

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April 18, 2013

Vol. 42, No. 8


Engineer builds new life

DPW engineer Kamel Mourad followed his heart and moved from Egypt to Germany, where he built a new life.

Schools ready for registration

Parents and sponsors can register students for the upcoming school year April 23-25 at the Panzer Exchange.

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U.S. Africa Command welcomes new commander U.S. Africa Command Public Affairs Office


en. David M. Rodriguez assumed command of U.S. Africa Command from Gen. Carter F. Ham on April 5. Rodriguez is AFRICOM’s third commander since the command was established in 2008 to coordinate U.S. military relations and activities with African nations, regional organizations and the African Union. Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, presided over the ceremony. “[Gen. Rodriguez] is one of our nation’s most highly regarded senior officers and strategic thinkers,” Dempsey said during his remarks. “At every level of command, in peace and war, he has proven his mettle. “He is smart and decisive, he cares about the mission, but he also cares deeply about his people. With more than 36 years of experience, he knows the importance of building relationships and establishing trust,” Dempsey said. Dempsey praised Ham for leading

Africa Command since March 9, 2011, before an audience of more than 1,000 AFRICOM service members, civilian employees, and invited guests. “You found new ways to deepen partnerships and to build capability. “Your support has enabled Africanled coalitions to tackle some of Africa’s most complex challenges. “And together, you have critically weakened Al-Shabaab, put the Lord’s Resistance Army on the run, and helped beat back extremism in Mali,” Dempsey said. Dempsey added that AFRICOM’s achievements are “the product of your principled and grounded leadership.” Ham, who traveled to 42 African nations during 101 trips to Africa, is retiring later this year. The general has 39 years of service, including two years as an enlisted infantryman in the 82nd Airborne Division. In his remarks, Ham said the day he took command he pledged to then Secretary of Defense Robert Gates that the command would “do our best each and every day to uphold the trust and confidence” of the nation.

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Photo courtesy of U.S. Africa Command

Gen. David M. Rodriguez assumed command of U.S. Africa Command from Gen. Carter F. Ham, April 5. Rodriguez is AFRICOM’s third commander since the command was established in 2008 to coordinate U.S. military relations and activities with African nations, regional organizations and the African Union. Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, presided over the ceremony.

Marine ‘might’ Arriving for a capabilities demonstration in Stuttgart, an MV-22B Osprey from the Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 266 (Reinforced), II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C., taxis the runway at Stuttgart Army Air Field March 28. The MV-22B Osprey has a unique tilt-rotor capability that allows it to fly twice as fast, twice as high, and six times farther than legacy medium-lift helicopters, while carrying three times more weight. For the story and more photos, see pages 10-11. Marine Staff Sgt. Matt Lyman


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Building a ‘Ready and Resilient’ force Commentary b y Lt. Gen. Donald Campbell U.S. Army Europe commander


he Army recently rolled out its Ready and Resilient Campaign, a collection of comprehensive and far-reaching programs designed to guide the Army’s efforts to build physical, emotional and psychological resilience in Lt. Gen. Campbell our Soldiers, families and civilians, and directly enhance personal and unit readiness. This campaign brings a number of Army programs and activities under one umbrella, all aimed at preventing suicide, sexual harassment and sexual assault, bullying and hazing, substance abuse and domestic violence. This campaign will also serve to improve methods for commanders to understand high-risk behaviors and

intervene early, something I expect all leaders to do. I encourage everyone to get familiar with the various services and programs available and take advantage of them; at the end of the day being ready and resilient is all about leadership and personal responsibility. As April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, I would like to take this opportunity to focus on Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention. Sexual Assault is a serious problem facing the Army family; to combat this threat within our ranks U.S. Army Europe conducted a theater-wide Ready and Resilient Day focused on SHARP earlier this month. The day reinforced our Army’s commitment to eradicating sexual harassment and sexual assault through a comprehensive program that centers on awareness and prevention; training and education; victim advocacy; and response, reporting, accountability and program assessment. As an Army that has grown as part of the profession of arms over the past 11 years of combat, leaders

Eliminating sexual harassment and assault from our ranks ... is a mission that takes leadership and Soldiers who care about their buddies... . and their teams at every level know how to get the mission done while caring for our fellow Soldiers on the battlefield. Eliminating sexual harassment and assault from our ranks is no different; it is a mission that takes leadership and Soldiers who care about their buddies to accomplish this objective. I expect leaders to stay engaged by getting to know their Soldiers individually and visiting the barracks frequently, so they may find solutions rather than simply reacting to indiscipline. I also expect leaders at every level to establish a command climate of trust and accountability; reinforce that command climate with continuous education and training; continue

to conduct assessments using tools available in order for sexual harassment, sexual assault prevention and response efforts to be successful. This issue falls in line with one of my imperatives: discipline and standards. Discipline matters — how a Soldier looks and acts in a garrison environment directly translates to their performance in combat. I hold leaders responsible for instilling the essence of our Army values and warrior ethos into their Soldiers so they are not just words on a card, but rather a way of life. We must be disciplined and adhere to our Army values if we are to be the nations’ trusted ambassadors to the American public, as well as our host nations here in Europe.


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Stuttgart garrison highlights resiliency programs during USAREUR CG visit Story and photo by Mark J. Howell USAG Stuttgart Public Affairs Office


.S. Army Europe Commander Lt. Gen. Donald Campbell made his first visit to Stuttgart April 4 since his arrival to Germany last December. The purpose of the visit was initially to attend the U.S. Africa Command change of command, but Campbell decided to arrive early to spend time with the U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart personnel to learn about local programs and best practices. “I wanted to meet the team and dialogue with them about the great services they provide here,” Campbell said. During the visit, Campbell visited Panzer Kaserne, and Patch and Kelley Barracks to meet with garrison personnel on a variety of topics such as sponsorship, physical fitness and Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation programs. The visit focused on programs that support themes associated with the Department of the Army’s new “Ready and Resilient” campaign, which rolled out in March. The intent of the new program is in its name, ensuring readiness by strengthening resiliency, according to Campbell. “The more we can do to promote resiliency, the better,” said Campbell. “Stuttgart has a number of programs available to service members and their families that highlight this.” One program that Campbell was particularly interested in was the Stuttgart Warrior Pride Challenge, which he said he believed would be a fit for other garrisons in Europe. The program, a USAG Stuttgart Army Substance Abuse Program initiative, promotes resiliency and wellness through alcohol-

The more we can do to promote resiliency, the better. Lt. Gen. Donald Campbell USAREUR commander

free events that build social connections. “I got a briefing on the program when I first arrived in Europe, but to talk to the people behind it and see the impact it’s had on the community was very powerful,” Campbell said. Programs that emphasize resiliency are critical, as they support service members who have served in a period of prolonged combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan for more than 12 years, added Campbell. “As things are beginning to wind down, it gives us an opportunity to take a step back and look at what we can continue to do to support the great men and women who serve this country along with the families that support them,” Campbell said. Col. John P. Stack, the USAG Stuttgart commander, welcomed the opportunity to introduce Campbell to the garrison and its programs, and get a fresh perspective from senior leadership. “He understands the mission of the garrison is challenging and requires teamwork to be successful,” Stack said. “His guidance was to continue to work together and communicate with our installation partners to solve issues that arise.”

News & Notes Services reinstate tuition assistance programs

Department of the Army G-1 has reported that the GoArmyEd portal for tuition assistance was reactivated April 9. Soldiers will now be able to request tuition assistance for the remainder of Fiscal Year 2013. The eligibility for TA and the annual caps ($4,500 per year and $250 per semester hour) remain unchanged. The Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard have also reinstated their programs after a congressional mandate in last month’s FY 13 continuing resolution. Earlier, officials from the Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Army and Air Force cut their respective tuition assistance programs because of sequestration. The Navy was the only service not to suspend tuition assistance. For more information on Army Tuition Assistance, visit www.goarmyed.com, or call the Stuttgart Education Center at 4312506/civ. 07031-15-2506.

Post Clean-up Week scheduled for April 22-26

U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart will host a community-wide post clean-up week April 22-26, in conjunction with Earth Day. To ensure maximum participation, the garrison is encouraging units to use as much time as possible during the week to police their work areas. This allows units the flexibility to schedule clean-up activities around mission requirements. All housing residents are required to attend clean-up activities at their buildings April 22-26 between 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Since clean-up is scheduled during duty hours, residents should work with their supervisors and building coordinators to determine their availability so that schedules can be created. Building coordinators will monitor participation and report no-shows to the garrison for sharing with other chains of command. USAG Stuttgart Directorate of Public Works will provide trash bags and other cleaning materials to organizations and housing residents by request. To receive these items, contact DPW Operations at 430-5450 or civ. 0162-297-6042.

Stuttgart Scoutmasters receive distinguished service award

Lt. Gen. Donald Campbell, U.S. Army Europe commanding general, and Col. John P. Stack, U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart commander, pause to watch a youth tae kwon do class during a visit to the Patch Fitness Center April 4. Campbell stressed the importance of family and youth programs as a key component of the Army’s new “Ready and Resilient” campaign.

Stuttgart military community members John Cass, Scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop 324 and Duke Whitten, Scoutmaster for Troop 154, recently received the Transatlantic Council’s distinguished service award, the Silver Beaver Award, during the council’s annual conference last month. Cass and Whitten received the award for their hard work, self sacrifice, dedication and many years of service in the Scouting program.


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AFRICOM . . . . Continued from page 1

A pitch for friendship

“I report to you now that we have fulfilled that pledge. I depart the command confident that the women and men assembled here today and those deployed across the wide expanse of Africa, are indeed, moving forward together.” Ham said challenges remain ahead, “but I remain wholly confident that the Africa Command team, under Gen. Rodriguez’s most capable leadership, will meet each and every one of those challenges with agility, imaginative thought and unselfish dedication.” Rodriquez comes to AFRICOM from Fort Bragg, N.C., where he was the commanding general of U.S. Army Forces Command. Previously, he served as commander of the International Security Assistance Force Joint Command and deputy commander of U.S. Forces-Afghanistan from Nov. 12, 2009, to July 11, 2011. Rodriguez is a 1976 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and holds a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval War College, and a Master of Military Arts and Science from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College. “It is a privilege and an honor to be here today and to take command of United States Africa Command,” Rodriguez said. “Gen. Ham has done a tremendous job leading this command. I will continue this effort and work to build on the relationships that Gen. Ham has established with our African, European and all our international partners. These partnerships are essential to achieve our shared objectives.”

U.S. European Command Chief of Staff Maj. Gen. Mark Barrett throws the first pitch at the second annual German-American Friendship Fast Pitch Softball Tournament on Patch Barracks April 6. The competition gave 97 women from six teams an opportunity to build relationships while sharing the traditional American sport. The four German teams in the tournament were the Tübingen Hawks, Stuttgart Reds, Karlsruhe Cougars and Nagold Mohawks. The two American teams were the Stuttgart Select and Ramstein Royals. Each team played three games in the tournament, with the Ramstein Royals beating all three of their opponents. Marine Staff Sgt. Matt Lyman

Sequester preparations await furlough announcement By Robert Dozier U.S. Army Installation Management Command


mployees will have to wait a bit longer to find out the details of their furlough, including the exact number of non-pay status days, as officials attempt to minimize the impact on mission and personnel. The extensive planning and deliberations for the release of Notice of Proposed Furlough Letters to Army civilians have been stalled between Congressional action and White House budget proposals. The reason for the delay is complex. On March 21, the Pentagon put off sending out notices to give officials time to review the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act of 2013. This continuing resolution put $10 billion back in the budget, restored tuition assistance for military members and gave the services some flexibility in the application of the furloughs. After a detailed review, the Defense Department revised the number of non-pay status days from 22 to 14 and delayed the start of furloughs until mid- to late June. Around 750,000 civilians had been facing a 20 percent reduction in pay for the remaining

weeks of fiscal year 2013. Congressional approval of the defense appropriations bill late in March reduced the shortfall in the budget from $46 to $41 billion, taking some of the pressure off sequestration. Overseas operations, however, are still the highest priority. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel directed Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, to conduct an intensive, department-wide review of how to protect the nation with fewer resources. How budget cuts will affect readiness and the department’s overall mission is of the utmost concern, according to secretary Hagel. “We will have to trade at some level and to some degree our future readiness for current operations,” he said. On April 2, Hagel announced he will voluntarily commit to a partial forfeiture of his pay during the furlough period, even though he is exempt as a political appointee. This gesture prompted other leaders, including the president of the United States, to make similar gestures of solidarity. The White House released its 2014 budget proposal, including a $526.6 billion defense base budget request, April 10. This budget adds more variables

We will have to trade at some level and to some degree our future readiness for current operations. Chuck Hagel Secretary of Defense

to the process. Besides repealing the sequestration, President Obama’s proposal addresses taxes and entitlement spending and calls for a new round of base realignment and closure. Meanwhile, officials across the Army await the exact details and wording of the furlough communication. The Department of the Army has requested an internal review to gauge the impact of both a seven-day furlough and no furlough; however, there is no decision to reduce the number of days below 14. To accomplish a full 14-day nonpay status furlough, employees of the

U.S. Army Installation Management Command are expected to receive their notification letters starting on or about May 16. Approximately 27,000 IMCOM employees will be notified directly by their supervisors under specific guidance from Assistant Secretary of the Army for Manpower and Reserve Affairs Thomas R. Lamont. Once employees are notified, they will be required to acknowledge in writing their receipt of notification. Then they will have seven days to exercise their right to reply. Employees may appeal orally, in writing or both to the designated reply official. Lt. Gen. Mike Ferriter, commander of IMCOM, has announced if furloughs occur, the headquarters will move to a four-day work week. Each garrison commander will make scheduling decisions locally in coordination with the senior commander. Employees on garrisons under collective bargaining agreements should consult directly with their union officials for any updates. Once final furlough decision notices are sent, employees may appeal their agency’s decision to the Merit System Protection Board within 30 days from the effective date of the furlough.

Community AnnounCements

The Citizen, April 18, 2013

Temporary closure of Stuttgart Vet Clinic

The Stuttgart Veterinary Treatment Facility will be unavailable for appointments May 20 until June 2 due to relocation to a new facility in Building 2996 on Panzer Kaserne. The clinic will remain open to provide in and out-processing and reception services, however no veterinary services will be provided during this period. The clinic strongly recommends customers stop by or call before May 20 to refill medications, update pet vaccinations, or to obtain the necessary paperwork to make a permanent change of station with a pet. During the service outage, customers can use local off-post veterinary services or contact a military veterinarian at another installation for assistance. For more information, call 4312681/civ. 07031-15-2681.

‘Fiddler on the Roof’ performances The Patch High School Drama Department presents “Fiddler on

the Roof, Jr.” May 2-4 at 7 p.m. and May 4-5 at 2 p.m. in the Patch High School Forum. Tickets are $3 for students and $5 for adults and can be purchased at the door. For more information, email Lindsey.Bagnaschi@eu.dodea.edu.

Garrison facilities to close for holidays

The U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart Vehicle Registration and Housing offices will be closed May 1, 9 and 20 for German holidays. These offices will also be closed May 10 for a local national employee compensation day and May 27 for Memorial Day. During these dates, other garrison facilities may have limited staffing and longer wait times. Customers are advised to call ahead before visiting.

Safety Day April 26

U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart will hold a Safety Day April 26 with various activities and information stations from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Exchange on Panzer Kaserne. For more information on Safety Day activities, call 431-3132/civ. 07031-15-3132.

Get insurance information

Blue Cross Blue Shield representatives will be available to answer health insurance questions April 30 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Panzer Exchange lobby.

Piranhas need coach The Stuttgart Piranhas swim team is looking for a head coach for the 2013/14 swim season. The coach would lead and develop approximately 100 swimmers ranging in age from 6 to 18 years. For more information, email velovina3@gmail.com or call civ. 0175-204-9348.

USO Stuttgart news

The United Service Organizations mobile canteen will serve free hot dogs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Kelley Commissary April 26 and during the Spring Fest at the Patch Fitness Center April 27. For more USO activities, visit www.uso.org/stuttgart.

Resume class for volunteers April 30

Army Community Service will offer a free class on how to include volunteer experience in resumes

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April 30 from 9-11 a.m. at Building 2915 on Panzer Kaserne. For more information, call 431-3362/3363 or civ 07031-153362/3363.

Due to PCS soon?

For those who plan to relocate, permanent change of station/preseparation briefings will be held at 1 p.m. in Building 2913 on Panzer Kaserne on May 15, June 19 and July 17. All service members and civilians departing within the next four to five months should attend. Advance registration is required. Agency representatives from Transportation, Customs, the health and dental clinics, Tricare, Vehicle Registration, Housing and Army Community Service will provide PCS information. Army personnel will also receive a briefing on finance issues. All separating Army personnel must attend this briefing to receive pre-separation information. To sign up, call 431-2599/civ. 07031-15-1599. Send your announcements to stuttgartmedia@eur.army.mil.

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Egyptian civil engineer follows heart, builds new life Story & photo by Carola Meusel USAG Stuttgart Public Affairs Office


ost people think of garrison local national employees as being German. But of the approximately 500 U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart local nationals, many were born outside the borders of the Federal Republic of Germany: in Italy, Turkey, Croatia, Austria, France, Greece, and Eritrea, for example. Kamel Mourad, a civil engineer with the U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart Directorate of Public Works Engineering Branch, was born and raised in Tanta, Egypt. Love and religion brought him to Germany. While studying civil engineering at Cairo University, Mourad met a young Egyptian girl who was visiting relatives in Cairo. Sylvia Moussad’s family had emigrated from Cairo to Stuttgart where her father, a medical doctor, worked at the Robinson Barracks Health Clinic and the Bad Cannstatt Hospital. It was love at first sight, according to Mourad. They courted long distance for five years. Meanwhile, Mourad served in the Egyptian army and then worked in Abu Dhabi. That’s the love part — a sweet and tender story. His other reason for coming to Germany is not. Egypt is a Muslim country, and Mourad is a Coptic Orthodox Christian. According to Amnesty International, human rights organizations, over time, have documented a pattern of discrimination against Coptic Christians in Egypt. As a Copt, Mourad said he repeatedly experienced discrimination. He eventually came to the realization that life might be better elsewhere. “That’s when I decided to leave Egypt and work somewhere else,” Mourad said. “Since I already knew my [future] wife, Germany clearly became an option.” In 1979, Mourad arrived in Germany, married Sylvia and, in February 1980, started to work for the Building and Grounds Division of the Directorate of Engineering and Housing, today’s Directorate of Public Works, at Grenadier Kaserne in Zuffenhausen. At the time, the directorate was part of VII Corps, headquartered on Kelley Barracks. Mourad was responsible for maintenance and

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Kamel Mourad, a local national civil engineer with U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart’s Directorate of Public Works Engineering Branch (right), talks to construction workers on Kelley Barracks Feb. 14. Mourad started working for the U.S. Forces in Stuttgart in 1980 and completed 33 years of service in February. repair projects in administrative and family housing facilities in Stuttgart, Aschaffenburg, Heilbronn, Würzburg, Munich and Garmisch. Even though he was adjusting to Germany and a new job with the U.S. military, he enjoyed working for the Americans right away. “I felt that it was easy to work for and with Americans. They were always friendly, open and you could talk to them on first name basis. Nothing was ever complicated,” Mourad said. “The American mentality is close to my own. Culturally, Mourad adjusted to western-world values seamlessly. He recalls a situation when he was asked by a former female boss if it was a problem for him, as an Egyptian, to work for a woman. “Of course I answered ‘no.’ Political or religious opinions have nothing to do with professional life,” Mourad said. In 1992, when VII Corps left Stuttgart, Mourad relocated from Grenadier Kaserne to Kelley Barracks to oversee the job order contract at the 6th Area Support Group’s (now USAG Stuttgart) Construction Division. His work included cost estimates on renovation and construction projects, design, and planning and executing construction contracts and agreements. “This is what I am doing today as a program manager,” Mourad said. “It is an all-around job and I truly like the challenges that come with it. I am lucky to consider my job as a hobby,” he added.

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Mourad also functions as an interface between the U.S. Forces and German agencies, such as the Baden-Württemberg State Construction Office, on German construction procedures that the U.S. military must follow. He is fond of the good working relationships. “We work as a family here. Whether we’re German, American or of any other nationality we always help each other out,” he said. One of his projects included the renovation of Kelley Barracks’ Building 3314, the home of U.S. Africa Command. Mourad refers to the AFRICOM headquarters as “his” building since he designed and planned it. “I know every nail and corner of that building,” he said. During his career, he has been involved with renovations of facilities across all five Stuttgart military installations, to include the Clay House, the residence of the senior U.S. military officer in Stuttgart before it was returned to the state of Baden-Württemberg in 2012. “Every building is different, that’s what makes the job interesting and lively,” he added. And throughout his career, he said he has always enjoyed the ever-changing structure of the military community. “First, I started to work for the VII Corps, then for the 6th Area Support Group and now for USAG Stuttgart, to include the U.S. European Command and AFRICOM,” Mourad said. “I am 65 years old and still experience something new every day.”

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Community AnnounCements

The Citizen, April 18, 2013

Estate claims

Anyone with any claims on or obligations to the estate of Sgt. 1st Class Emmanuel Lorenzo of Headquarters, U.S. European Command, should contact the summary court officer, Capt. Thomas Feusi, at 4305067/civ. 0711-680-5067.

AVID applications for next school year now available

Advancement Via Individual Determination applications for the next school year (2013-2014) may be picked up from the Patch High School front office. AVID is a college preparatory academic elective for above-average students who are not working to their full potential. To qualify for AVID, a student must have a grade point average of 2.0-3.5; above average standardized test scores; a completed interview;

a signed contract committing to preparation for college; teacher recommendations, and plans to take honors/advanced placement courses. For more information, call Claire Dickmeyer, AVID coordinator, at 430-7191/civ. 0711-680-7191 after 3 p.m.

RSVP by May 20 for PHS baccalaureate

Headquarters, U.S. European Command, is accepting applications for the EUCOM Volunteer Internship Program. Although all applications will be accepted for review, this initial call for applications is intended for command-sponsored dependents who reside in the Stuttgart area. For more information, go to www.eucom.mil/intern, or contact Trevor Boyko, the EVIP manager at 430-5793/civ. 0711-680-5793 or send an email to trevor.j.boyko.civ@mail.mil.

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Get introduced to German customs, culture, public transportation and local landmarks during the U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart Army Community Service Culture College to be held April 23 and 25, May 7 and 9, and May 21 and 23. The first day consists of a classroom session, and is followed by a Stuttgart city tour on Thursday. Child care is available. Sign up at ACS, Building 2915, Panzer Kaserne.

For more information, or to register, call ACS at 431-3362/civ. 07031-15-3362.

Fuel cards expire

Esso fuel cards are like any other debit or credit card and have an expiration date. To avoid an interruption in service or the substantial cost of paying the economy fuel purchase price, check the expiration date on the lower right hand corner and verify the month and year of expiration. If your card has expired, return to a fuel card issuing location where the Exchange will replace your card. Fuel cards are valid for three years, and the expiration dates are not related to your vehicle registration date. AAFES does not send out reminders to customers in advance of their fuel card expiration dates. Send your announcements to stuttgartmedia@eur.army.mil.






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Area schools to hold registration for upcoming school year April 23-25 USAG Stuttgart Public Affairs Office


tuttgart Department of Defense Dependents Schools-Europe will hold registration for the 2013-2014 school year at the Panzer Exchange April 23-25. School will start Aug. 27. “The early registration assists the schools with their planning processes. It allows school officials to identify any additional resources that may be needed, such as space, furniture and teachers,” said Brian Pappas, a school liaison officer for U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart. “It also eases the process of school registration for parents and families by giving them the opportunity to register their children for school, apply for bus transportation, meet with the nurse and counselors — all in one location,” Pappas said. Parents and sponsors can register students on April 23 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with the last packet to be handed out at 4:30 p.m. On April 24-25, registration is from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The last packet will be given out at 3 p.m. Pappas said that the busiest times tend to be the lunch hour and late afternoon, so mornings may be the best time to attend. Last year, 86 percent of the eligible student population registered during the early registration event. The goal this year is 90 percent, according to Pappas. To register their children, sponsors should

What to bring To register your child for kindergarten, your child must be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2013. Bring: • Birth Certificate • Immunization Record • Copy of assignment orders To re-register your student for next school year, bring: • Copy of assignment orders • Extension of orders, if applicable • Immunization Records • Birth Certificate bring copies of orders (and extensions to orders, if applicable), birth certificate, updated emergency contact information and immunization records. To help school officials determine the school zone, sponsors should also bring the physical address of their residence, housing contract or the assignment to housing letter, and bus registration, if applicable. For more information, contact Wayne “Joe” Holder or Brian Pappas at the School Liaison Office, 430-7465/civ. 0711-680-7465.

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What’s happening in FMWR RB Fun Day

Family and MWR will host a free Family Fun Day with bouncy castles, games, face painting and more April 26 at 3 p.m. at Building 151 on Robinson Barracks. For more information, call 430-7480/civ. 0711-680-7480.

Spring Fest at Patch Barracks Child, Youth and School Services will host a Spring Fest at the Patch Barracks Youth Center and Fitness Center April 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event includes free food, face painting, games, pony rides, a sports obstacle course, information booths, a “Kidz Only” flea market (from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.) and the Stuttgart Amazing Race teen edition at 9:30 a.m. A family cook-off will begin at noon. For more information, call 430-7480/civ. 0711-680-7480.

Swing into spring

The Stuttgart Golf Course in Kornwestheim hosts a Spring Scramble May 4. The four-person team event starts at 9 a.m.

The entry fee, which includes greens fee, golf cart, prizes and food, is $40 for members and $50 for non-members. For more information, call civ. 07141-879-150.

Arts,crafts contest

Novice and accomplished artists are invited to enter the garrison-level 2013 Army Arts and Crafts Contest. Entries are due by May 4. Guidelines and entry forms are online at www.stuttgartmwr.com and at the arts and crafts centers on Patch and Kelley Barracks. For more information, call 430-5270/civ. 0711-680-5270.

Be “King of the Hill’

The Galaxy Bowling and Entertainment Center on Panzer Kaserne will host a King of the Hill bowling tournament April 20. Registration starts at noon. Bowling begins at 1 p.m. For more information, call 431-2575/civ. 07031-15-2575. For more activities, go to the USAG Stuttgart Family and MWR website at www.stuttgartmwr.com.

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Coming to Patch Theater April 19 — G.I. Joe: Retaliation 3-D (PG-13) 6 p.m., Oblivion (PG-13) 8 p.m. April 20 — The Croods 3-D (PG) 2 p.m., Safe Haven (PG-13) 5 p.m., Oblivion (PG-13) 8 p.m. April 21 — G.I. Joe: Retaliation 3-D (PG-13) 2 p.m., Oblivion (PG-13) 5 p.m., Safe Haven (PG13) 8 p.m. April 22 — Oz: The Great and Powerful 3-D (PG) 6 p.m. April 23 — Closed April 24 — Safe Haven (PG-13) 6 p.m. April 25 — G.I. Joe: Retaliation

3-D (PG-13) 6 p.m. April 26 — Olympus Has Fallen (R) 6 p.m., The Big Wedding (R) 9 p.m. April 27 — The Croods 3-D (PG) 2 p.m., Safe Haven (PG-13) 4:30 p.m., The Big Wedding (R) 7 p.m. April 28 — The Croods 3-D (PG) 2 p.m., Safe Haven (PG-13) 4:30 p.m., The Big Wedding (R) 7 p.m. April 29 — A Good Day to Die Hard (R) 6 p.m. April 30 — Closed For more movies and updates, go to www.shopmyexchange.com. In the film adaptation of Nicholas Sparks’ “Safe Haven,” Katie (Julianne Hough) starts a new life in a small town in North Carolina and finds herself reluctantly attracted to Alex (Josh Duhamel) who helps her confront her past. TriStar Pictures


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Marines thunder through Stuttgart skies By Sgt. Tatum Vayavananda U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Europe and Africa Public Affairs Office


n coordination with U.S. Marine Corps Forces Europe and U.S. Marine Corps Forces Africa, members of U.S. European Command, U.S. Africa Command, and U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart had “hands-on” experiences with the MV-22B Osprey during a capabilities exercise on Patch Barracks, Kelley Barracks, and Stuttgart Army Air Field March 28. The MV-22B Ospreys visited from the Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 266 (Reinforced), 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, II Marine Expeditionary Force, based out of Camp Lejeune, N.C. Part of the event was to introduce the MV-22B Osprey, which is a recent addition to the Marine Corps’ aviation inventory, to the EUCOM and AFRICOM combatant commands. “The MV-22B brings new capabilities to the EUCOM theater. It’s important that our team understands the nuances of these capabilities as we begin to integrate

this versatile aircraft into contingency and response plans,” said Vice Adm. Charlie Martoglio, EUCOM deputy commander. “These aircraft will be a tremendous asset as we work to protect American and allied interests,” he added. For the exercise, three MV-22B Ospreys flew from an amphibious assault ship on the Atlantic Ocean, past Rota, Spain, to Stuttgart without having to land; a total of 1,400 nautical miles. “I think it’s the future of how we’re going to provide medium-lift assault support in many ways,” said Lt. Col. Chris J. Boniface, the commanding officer of VMM-266, 26th MEU, II MEF. “It’s very important that we demonstrate this capability that the Marine Corps brings to the commands in the assault-support realm,” said Boniface, a Enterprise, Ala., native. The MV-22B Osprey is a multi-engine, dual-piloted, self-deployable, mediumlift, vertical-takeoff and landing, tilt-rotor aircraft designed for combat support and special-operations missions. It combines the functionality of a helicopter with the performance of a turbo-prop aircraft.

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“It’s the only airplane that can do e erything a helicopter can,” said Capt. E B. Kolle, an MV-22B pilot, VMM-26 26th MEU, II MEF. “It has proven in t last several years that it is a good choic added the Raleigh, N.C., native. The MV-22B represents new capabi ties in the region and can provide Mari Forces Europe and Marine Forces Afri a unique asset supporting their mission respond to crisis, build partner-nation mi tary capacity, promote regional security, a maintain a stabilization presence as direct by EUCOM and AFRICOM to protect U national security interests. “It takes the Mediterranean Sea, for e ample, and turns it into a lake,” said Kol regarding the rapid travelling capability the MV-22B. “Before, if a MEU wanted to reach area, they would have to bring the shi closer to that region and deploy helicopte Now, with the MV-22B, you can have MEU floating in Spain and have troops the other end of the Mediterranean the sam day,” Kolle said. “If AFRICOM and EUCOM are goi to have MV-22Bs in their areas of respon bility, it’s important to know how to empl these assets in the event that somethi happens,” added Kolle. Within the EUCOM and AFRICO areas of responsibility, most bilateral a multi-lateral exercises with allied a partner nations could be supported w combat-proven air support provided by t MV-22B, while other aircraft, such as t C-130 Hercules cargo plane, which requi a run-way for takeoff and landing, wou prove less effective. “I think the capabilities to fly as fast a as far as we can is significant in this are said Cpl. Justin J. Whiteman, an MV-22 crew chief, VMM 266, 26th MEU, II ME To demonstrate the versatile landi capability of the MV-22B, two aircraft fl from Stuttgart Army Air Field, with o landing on Kelley Barracks, and the oth landing on Patch Barrack’s Husky Field “We can do 280 knots and put troo

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into a variety of landing terrains and conditions; unpaved areas, mountain sides, dusty zones. Airplanes and helicopters just can’t do that,” said Whiteman, a Lancaster, Penn., native. “I think it’s critical for quick-response teams to be able to get to places that are great distances apart, and the MV-22B is just that; quick response,” Whiteman said. The aircraft, which reached its initial operation capability in 2007, has proven its operational efficacy with its ability to fly twice as fast, carry three times the payload, go twice as high, and travel almost five times the distance of other legacy mediumlift helicopters. “The Osprey provides an awesome capability,” said Boniface, the commanding officer of VMM-266, 26th MEU, II MEF. “It can aerial refuel, climb up to 25,000 feet; it does anything the commander needs it to, from embassy reinforcement to tactical recovery of personnel missions and raids.” The MV-22B replaces the Marine Corps’ CH-46 “Sea Knight” helicopter’s role in functioning as the Marine Corps’ amphibious assault transport of troops, equipment and supplies, between sea and land. Main photo by Staff Sgt. Matt Lyman


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Marine Sgt. Tatum Vayavananda

An MV-22B Osprey from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 266 (Reinforced), 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C., demonstrates its versatile landing capability by landing on Kelly Barracks’ Cooper Field.

Marine Sgt. Tatum Vayavananda

Members of the Stuttgart military community get a close look at an MV22B Osprey from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 266 (Reinforced), 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C., while it is staged on Kelley Barracks March 28.

An MV-22B Osprey assigned to the Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 266 (Reinforced), 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C., approaches the Stuttgart Army Air Field to prepare for a capabilities demonstration. The MV-22B Osprey has a unique tilt-rotor capability that allows it to fly twice as fast, twice as high, and six times farther than legacy medium-lift helicopters, while carrying three times more weight.

Marine Sgt. Tatum Vayavananda

After a capabilities exercise at Kelley Barracks, Cpl. Justin J. Whiteman, a crew chief of Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 266 (Reinforced), 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C., looks down on the city of Stuttgart.

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Living History Day 4th grade Robinson Barracks Elementary/Middle School students dressed the part and presented their historical figure at the school cafeteria April 4.

Take a look at what’s going on in Stuttgart’s schools.

Photos by R.C. Mercury

Marcus Hoyt presents Albert Einstein.

Jackson Steward presents Theodore Roosevelt.

Anya Williams presents Queen Elisabeth 2.

Alyssa Iverson presents Sacajawea.

Jadyn Kinkaid presents Anne Frank.

Mira Benson presents Leonardo Da Vinci.

Djego Rivera presents Luis Alvarez.

Sidney Fullwood presents Maya Angelou.

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Photo by Ed Thornburg

There is a new observatory on Panzer Kaserne and it’s located in room 127 at BEMS. Star Lab is an extraordinary opportunity for our Blue Ribbon students to learn about astronomy. The night time sky has fascinated us and our ancestors for as long as we’ve inhabited the earth. In this photo we see BEMS 7th grade students entering the Digital Star Lab to begin their exploration of the universe. The Star Lab is a science project sponsored by our BEMS science instructor, Mr. Martin Harrison. Thanks Mr. Harrison for expanding our horizons.

Owl pellets Patch Elementary School kindergartners (L-R) Renato Vega Dominguez, Jace Tipton, and Dimitra Karoumpas dissected owl pellets in ESL March 28. They separated the mouse hair from the bones and glued the bones onto a mouse skeleton template while learning about bone names, food chains, and protective coloration.

Photo by Michele Winter

Algebra assignment

Photo by Michele Winter

Patch High School National Honor Society 12th grader Kal Imlay (back, left) helped 9th graders Samantha Howell (right) and Claire Bushong (front-left) with an algebra assignment April 4. NHS members are required to fulfill 10 hours of volunteer work per quarter. Kal said, “NHS is more than just volunteering. It’s about building relationships and leadership skills.” Samantha responds, “Kal is a great helper, trying to make you understand. He goes over problems several times until you get the hang of it.” Claire adds, “Having a tutor was helpful, and I understood it better after Kal explained it to me.”

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Antique Chandelier - 5000 pieces of crystal large and heavy and absolutely beautiful!!! €500 saraeperalta@yahoo.com Excellent quality - 220V Philips Flat Grill (17"x12.5")- $50.00 0711729-3347 / carolineb1422@hot mail.com Hanging Lamp Black in good shape. $15.00 017684658955 email spvendor@gmail.com Nice Mantel Clock from the 1960 era. Measures 24 inch long x 9 inch Height. It is key wind and chimes on the 1/2 and full hour. $100.00, 0176-84658955 Satellite dish 22in. or 56cm. Please contact JC. $25 jc93474@ gmail.com Small 1920's German Art Deco china cabinet €220 saraeperalta@ yahoo.com Stat 200 (45$), Nutr 200 (30$), Phys 111 (35$), Hist 142 (35$), Artt 110 (7$), Socy 100 (35$) - All great condition. Can mps if necessary. $7 40$ obo 01791524433, olga.zasztowt@hot mail.com Transformer 1600 watt. $100 jc93474@gmail.com Transformer 2000 Watt. Please contact JC. $100 jc93474@ gmail.com Wanted. Singer for Heavy Metal Band. No experience needed. Stage presence needed. email jo se.l.rodriguez-1@ou.edu 062216486156

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Wedding dress & matching veil Gorgeous snow-white, sleeveless, classy. Size 6-8-10 (36-38-40). sergelana@gmail.com $250 017669350-983 in Wiesbaden

Various Golf items Includes FURNITURE Shoes Size 11, worn 1 time, Nike Air Glove size XL, Towels and All ads & pics can be viewed @ small carrying bag. 1 case of 30 www.class-world.eu each New Golf Balls $50,00 017684658955 email spvendor@ 14 drawer dresser light wood gregmail.com at condt 160x125x45 cm militaryingermany.com whitewolf97206@yahoo.com


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Computer desk Computer chair black file cabinet all sell separate or make offer for all three whitewolf97206@yahoo.com Designer Dining room Table with glass and 6 chairs, handmade €850 sammlerstuebchen20@ya hoo.de Dining room set kitchen, beech inlay, Table extendible, 2 chairs and corner seat / bench with cushion, L:110cm, extendable to 170cm, self-collecting €250 +496302 981905

Sofa only 14 months old. $800 jgyuen@yahoo.no Solid, excellent quality wood shrunks - Dimensions 23.5"D/ 200"H/39"W. Available now for pick up. $250 Each, carolineb1422@hotmail.com

Double bass drums preferable but not necessary. No experience needed. Must love Heavy Metal. Drummer for Heavy Metal Band jo to find a happy relationship. se.l.rodriguez-1@ou.edu haffnerpeter@rocketmail.com Lead guitar for a Heavy Metal Band. No experience needed. Must love all genres of Heavy MeWomen around 50 looking for an tal. Email jose.l.rodriguez-1@ free American male the same age ou.edu 06221-6486156 to build nice friendship Call: 0152/ 38792688 Looking for a singer to be part of a Heavy Metal Band. No experience is ok! Must love Heavy MePROFESSIONAL tal. Heavy Metal Singer jose.l.rodri SERVICES guez-1@ou.edu All ads & pics can be viewed @ www.class-world.eu

Professional Services are offered by registered businesses as well as private people. To ensure a satisfactory service experience, please always ask for credentials and deny payments up front. For cleaning services, arrange for payments after a final walk-through and inspection of the clean house.

Table lamps, leather lamp shade, self-collecting Height lamp 1: 67cm Height lamp 2: 47cm €15 each, set 25€ +496302 981905 Are you properly covered? The Wicker chair / basket chair Nice handmade wicker chair with yellow cusion. Self-collecting €50 +496302 981905

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AdvantiPro is looking for a distributor for The Citizen in Stuttgart. Are you friendly, reliable and enjoy service to the community? If you are in good shape, able to lift bundles of newspapers and are looking for a mini-job (2 - 4 days a month) - get in touch with us!

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Bureau, Mahogany inlay, brass handles and dress plate, self-collecting, Height: 97cm Width : Warm-hearted, great humor 87cm Depth: 40cm €120 +496302 35yrs single black lady with, a ge981905 nerous touch of friendship seeks

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Have fun with the locals Baseball match Saturday, April 20 Bad Cannstatt, baseball field Don’t miss the Stutgart Reds face off against Bad Homburg Hornets at the baseball field Cannstatt at 1 pm and 4 pm. The matches are part of the 1st National League. Entry fee for both matches is €6. For more info in German see www.stuttgart-reds.de.

EVENTS Die Aristokraten – Artist show Fri, Apr 19 Stuttgart, Friedrichsbau Varieté See the unique ‘Show Baroque’ by the ensemble Die Aristokraten starting at 8 pm. With a mix of acrobatics, music and jokes the artistic group will offer a performance you won’t forget, highlighting life at a royal baroque court. For more dates and tickets from €24 see www.friedrichsbau.de. Spring festival - Stuttgart Sat, Apr 20 – Sun, May 12 Stuttgart, Cannstatter Wasen Stuttgarter Fruehlingsfest, one of Europe’s most visited spring festivals, will celebrate it’s 75th anniversary at the Cannstatter Wasen. Once again around 240 showmen, restaurants and merchants will participate. Enjoy rides at the fairground with a Ferris wheel, white water rafting and many more or visit the traditional Almhüttendorf and experience local food and drinks. Stuttgart’s spring festival will open its doors on April 20 at noon with the tapping of the kegs. Spring festival - Vaihingen Sat, Apr 20 – Sun, Apr 21 Vaihingen, city center Enjoy a spring weekend throughout

Vaihingen from 10 am to 8 pm. Celebrate the first anniversary of the Fairtrade-Town with more than 50 exhibitors. They will present their range of products and services such as new cars, garden tools and much more. Restaurants will offer a variety of specialties and there will be activities to keep the children entertained. On Sunday you will have the chance to go shopping in all stores in the city center from 1 pm to 6 pm. For more information in German see www.stuttgart.de. Butterfly festival Sat, Apr 20 Untertürkheim, Widdersteinstrasse During the 8th butterfly festival the Widdersteinstrasse in Untertürkheim will turn into a beautiful field of flowers. All shops will be open from 10 am and a city tour through old Untertürkheim will be provided for free starting at 4 pm at the Weinpresse close to the train station. Comic festival Tue, Apr 23 – Sun, Apr 28 Stuttgart, City center The 20th anniversary of the TrickfilmFestival (comic festival) takes place in different locations in Stuttgart, starting with a family program at 2 pm at the Schlossplatz. Visitors have the chance to watch around 1,000 movies in different

cinemas and at the open-air location at the Schlossplatz. The short movies are shown in different languages. The intention of the festival is to promote young talents. A special children’s program at the Mercedes-Benz Museum will keep the small visitors amused. For more information see www.itfs.de 90s Party Fri, Apr 26 Stuttgart, Perkins Park Reminisce and sing your old favorite songs out loud at the 90s party starting at 9 pm. When ‘Ice Ice Baby’ and ‘It’s my life’ start to get too much for you, just walk over to the other dance floor where the best Hip-Hop and House music will be played. Entry fee is €8. For more information in German see www. perkins-park.de. Wine fair Sat, Apr 27 Stuttgart, Altes Schloss The wine fair Art Vinum will take place on April 27 from 2 pm in the Alte Schloss (old castle) in Stuttgart. At this fair, regional winegrowers will be presenting their wines and a jury will award the special Art Vinum prize for the best wine in Baden-Württemberg. Get tickets for €20 at the Tourist Information Bureau Stuttgart.

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May market Sun, Apr 28 Stuttgart East, Rathaus Join the fun at Stuttgart East’s May market at the Rathaus (town house) on April 28 from noon to 5 pm. All shops will be open in the district and local associations, kindergartens and schools will present themselves. A traditional maypole will be set-up and a parade is planned. For more information in German see www.stuttgart.de. Waiblingen in bloom Sat, Apr 27 Waiblingen, City Center Join this spring event from 8.30 am to 1 pm. Bring your flower boxes and experts will give it a beautiful spring look by planting your desired flowers. For more info in German see www.wtmwaiblingen.de. Wine tour Sat, Apr 27 Waiblingen, Galerie Stihl Enjoy a special wine tour through the baroque old town of Waiblingen starting at Galerie Stihl at 5 pm. The Geman speaking tour guide will present interesting facts about winegrowing. Taste regional wines and other culinary specialties. Tickets €27 available at the Tourist Information Bureau Waiblingen.

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