August 23, 2012 - The Citizen

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Vol. 41, No. 16

August 23, 2012

AFN Heidelberg transitions to AFN Stuttgart Sgt. Sarah Goss conducts a call-in radio interview with a United Service OrganizationsStuttgart representative about upcoming events during AFN Heidelberg’s morning show Aug. 16 . On Aug. 18, AFN Heidelberg transitioned to AFN Stuttgart, and the station, currently located on Coleman Barracks in Mannheim, is scheduled to move to USAG Stuttgart’s Robinson Barracks next summer.

By Carola Meusel USAG Stuttgart Public Affairs Office


fter serving the Mannheim, Heidelberg and Stuttgart military communities for almost 20 years from Hammonds Barracks in Seckenheim, then Coleman Barracks in Mannheim, the American Forces Network Heidelberg station is scheduled to move to Robinson Barracks in Stuttgart next year. It could be considered a reunion. From 1959 until 1993, AFN was headquartered at Robinson Barracks on the first floor of Building 151, now home to the RB Fitness Center, Library and other Family and MWR facilities. “AFN Heidelberg looks forward to coming ‘home’ to Stuttgart, as AFN Stuttgart becomes operational on Robinson Barracks in the coming year,” said Lt. Col. Sherri Reed, AFN Europe commander.

See AFN transitions to Stuttgart on page 4

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Ella Catchpole, 6, shakes hands with Brad Snyder, a Navy veteran and U.S. Paralympic Swimming Team member during the C.A.R.E fair. The team will compete in the 2012 London Paralympic Games.

More than 30 community members participate in a “flash mob” in front of the Exchange during the C.A.R.E Fair.

C.A.R.E. Fair offers facts, fun Photos by Mark J. Howell

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More than 60 local agencies and private organizations set up information tables inside the Exchange Shopping Mall during the USAG Stuttgart Community Activities, Registration and Education Fair Aug. 18. The annual fair offered newcomers the opportunity to learn about programs, services and organizations in one location.

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FPU teaches mind over money

AFRICOM Olympics: seriously fun!

Thanks to Financial Peace University, Stuttgart military community members have put away a total of $530,000 in savings and reduced their debt by $1.3 million.

AFRICOM community members didn’t clown around when it came to the second annual AFRICOM Olympics, designed to build camaraderie and esprit de corps.


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Commander’s Column

Tough DUI laws mean long-term consequences Commentary by Col. John P. Stack USAG Stuttgart commander It’s hard to think about Germany without conjuring up images of Oktoberfest or the hillside vineyards along the Rhein or Moselle rivers. After all, this country is famous for its beer and wine. Here in Stuttgart, two big fests are about to start: the Stuttgart wine village at the end of August, and the Cannstatter Volksfest at the end of September. I encourage everyone to get out and experience German culture, and these fests are a great way to do it. Col. Stack But we must all be responsible in how we consume alcohol. Don’t drink and drive. Have a plan before you go out that ensures your safe and uneventful return home every time. Recognize the reality that, as a drug, alcohol impairs your senses and decision-making abilities. It’s important to develop a plan — before you even take a sip. We all know about the consequences of drinking and driving, and the importance of designated drivers. I realize you’ve heard it time and time


Citizen Col. John P. Stack U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart Commander Public Affairs Officer Mark Howell

Command Information Chief/Editor

Culture Editor

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again, yet many in the community continue to violate this very simple rule. Since October of last year, members of the Stuttgart military community have been charged with 32 offenses related to drunken driving. The NATO Status of Forces Agreement requires that all U.S. service members follow host nation laws. This means that we must follow the German rules of the road. It’s important to know that even though the German attitude toward drinking may seem to be more casual than in the U.S., driving drunk in Germany carries much stricter penalties than the States. The German police often set up checkpoints during beer and wine festivals, and near known drinking establishments. Service members and civilians who are stopped for driving under the influence of alcohol will face a number of possible consequences. Under German law, a driver with a blood alcohol concentration of as little as .05 percent could be fined up to €500 and be assessed four traffic points. Under Army in Europe Regulation 190-1, Driver and Vehicle Requirements and the Installation Traffic Code for the U.S. Forces in Germany, this same driver will also have his U.S. Army Europe driving privileges suspended for 90 days. Fines and suspensions increase with additional incidents. Further, junior service members in particular should know that drivers under the age of 21 can lose their license if their BAC shows any alcohol use whatsoever. Service members who drink and drive also, of course, face action by their command. A command could respond by filing a general officer memorandum of reprimand in the service member’s personnel file; imposing non-judicial punishment, which can mean loss of rank and pay, among other things; or by seeking a court martial. While a DUI is a very serious offense across the board, in this day and age, as retention standards become stricter, a military career probably won’t survive one. With the unemployment rate as high as it is, the financial impact on families is potentially more severe than one might think. Think about the other costs, such as stress to self and family, the loss of rank and your reputation, increased insurance premiums and fines, as well as the permanent stain on your record. We have all worked too hard in service of our country to end our tours in Europe as alcohol-related casualties. Have a plan before you participate in these events. If you drive, do not drink; if you drink, do not drive. Keep in mind the number of alternatives to drinking under the influence. Mass transportation, taxis and designated drivers are all good alternatives to driving under the influence of alcohol. Additionally, an emerging trend within Germany is the availability of great tasting non-alcoholic beer. If you must drive, non-alcoholic beer or other non-alcoholic drinks may be your ticket to a safe and uneventful return home. Leaders and supervisors at all levels must take proactive measures to reduce alcohol-related incidents within their organizations. This requires leaders to establish goals and guidelines that clearly

... Even though the German attitude toward drinking may seem to be more casual than in the U.S., driving drunk in Germany carries much stricter penalties than the States. communicate expectations regarding on- and off-duty behavior that emphasizes the importance of appropriate consumption of alcohol and sound decision making at all times. Additionally, friends, comrades and co-workers have an obligation to do everything possible to prevent anyone they know from driving while intoxicated. Whatever you do, do not look the other way in hope that everything will turn out well. There is too much at stake to take such a risk. Education and awareness are vital to reducing our alcohol-related incidents, but more importantly, to developing a values-based lifestyle that can bring much more meaning and value to service members and their families. U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart has a Comprehensive Fitness Program that is designed to positively impact all facets of our lives, including the social, family, spiritual, emotional, and physical dimensions. I encourage everyone to contact Angela Hunter, the USAG Stuttgart Health Promotion Officer, at, and check out both the Stuttgart garrison, and Family and MWR websites to see how our great programs can lead to improved wellness and resiliency. Recognition and incentives also play an important role in this process. Recently, USAG Stuttgart initiated an installation-wide Garrison Commander and Command Sergeant Major Incentive Award that will be presented to all units that go a full quarter free of alcohol-related incidents. This award increases in category, from bronze, silver, gold and platinum, with each alcohol incident-free quarter. I encourage leaders and supervisors throughout the Stuttgart military community to highlight this and other programs that encourage sound decision making and planning with the end state of eliminating these incidents. As USAG Stuttgart’s Garrison Commander, I personally challenge unit commanders, military and civilian leaders, directors and service members to commit to no alcohol-related incidents during the upcoming wine and beer fests. Let’s work together to make Stuttgart a model of excellence, ensuring the safety of all our community members. Remember, your safety, the safety of others — even the well-being of your family — depends on your good judgment.

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Federal internship program taps talents of students with disabilities By Megan Clancy Special to The Citizen

Record your family holiday greetings Sept. 11-12 A Joint Hometown News Service team will be in U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart next month to tape holiday greetings. The team will be at the Exchange on Panzer Kaserne Sept. 11 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and at the Patch Food Court Sept. 12 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Service members, civilian employees, contractors and family members are eligible to participate. Military members must be in uniform. Greetings can be recorded in English and Spanish. Most greetings will air from Thanksgiving Day through New Year’s Day. For more information, contact the USAG Stuttgart Public Affairs Office at 431-3099/ civ. 07031-15-3099.


ollege and graduate students with various disabilities gained both work and travel experience this summer, thanks to U.S. Army Europe’s participation in the Workforce Recruitment Program. Several military installations in Germany benefited from the talents of the 27 students who participated in the U.S. Department of Labor and Department of Defense co-managed program, undertaking special projects, assisting permanent staff with key projects and sharing their specialized knowledge and technical skills. “The WRP is a resource to connect public and private sectors world-wide with highly motivated post secondary students and recent graduates with disabilities,” said Stephen King, the director of Disability Programs at the Pentagon, in a written response. King said the program started in 1975 with a group of students in a Navy laboratory, grew within the Navy, and eventually expanded throughout the Defense Department. Since the program’s government-wide expansion in 1995, more than 6,000 students and recent graduates have received temporary and permanent employment opportunities through the program, according to the WRP website. This is vital, because employment rate among people with disabilities is still higher compared to people without disabilities. For example, as of July, 13.6 percent of people with disabilities were unemployed, while 8.4 percent of people without disabilities were unemployed, according to Bureau of Labor statistics. “Hiring people with disabilities contributes to military readiness. People with disabilities face unique challenges; we need that type of problemsolving ability and skill in the workplace,” King said. U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart participated in the program for the first time this year, with five students who assisted permanent staffers in the EEO, Information Technology, Public Affairs, Housing and Human Resources offices. Two students were also placed in the U.S. Africa Command EEO office. While 2,200 students across the nation applied for the program, only 546 were hired, according to USAREUR EEO Manager Rafael Reyes, who has served as the WRP coordinator since 2004. The 27 WRP students who chose to work in Europe were responsible for all living and travel costs, which can be a huge burden, according to Dr. Ronnie Holmes, the USAG Stuttgart EEO manager and WRP liaison. “Most students prefer to stay in the States or their local commuting area to avoid such expenses,” he added. While daunting at first, many recruits find traveling to Europe for work experience is well worth it. “Initially, it was a gamble,” said Jeff Greer, 62, who left his wife at home in the States for the opportunity. “The cost of round-trip air travel was considerable.” Greer, who is pursuing a doctor of education degree in vision rehabilitation therapy at Texas Tech University, is working for USAG Baden-Württem-

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Justine Fulls, a computer engineering major at California State University Long Beach, and a Workforce Recruitment Program intern assigned to U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart, and Khatari Davis, an IT specialist for 52nd Signal Battalion, perform maintenance on a computer Aug. 17. berg in Heidelberg for his second internship. Last summer was Greer’s first year as a WRP student, and the first year that he learned how to live independently with his visual and hearing issues. “I had no idea what living and working conditions in Germany would be like,” Greer said. “WRP has been a good learning experience in the working environment. I have demonstrated to employers the ability of individuals with low vision to work in the normal working environment. It will certainly be an asset in any of my future endeavors. Hopefully, this will help future employees with disabilities,” Greer said. Which is the point of the WRP: to show employers that people with disabilities are employable and have strengths that they can bring to the table, according to King, the director of the Pentagon’s Disability Programs. People with disabilities often face discrimination when they apply for jobs because employers may not be educated about the implications of hiring applicants from this pool. “Over the last 35 years, employers have become more open-minded about hiring individuals with disabilities,” King said. For more information about the Workforce Recruitment Program, visit Editor’s Note: Megan Clancy, a graduate student studying journalism at California State University Northridge, is a participant in the Workforce Recruitment Program.

eKnowledge, a provider of interactive learning products and services, is continuing its military donation program by offering its SAT/ACT test preparation program to military families. The program comes in a single DVD and include more than 11 hours of video instruction, 3,000 files of supplemental test prep material, sample questions and practice tests. Students select the training they need and study at their own pace. For more information or to order a copy of the program, visit militaryhomefront.

Alumni wanted for college fair The U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart School Liaison Office is seeking college alumni to support its third annual college fair scheduled for Oct. 9 on Patch Barracks. Represent your alma mater and let collegebound high school students know what your school can offer them. For more information and specific requirements, contact Wayne “Joe” Holder at or Brian Pappas at or call 430-7465/civ. 0711-680-7465.

Volunteers needed at Pfennig Bazaar sorting rooms The 44th Pfennig Bazaar, hosted by the German American Women’s Club, will be held Oct. 12-13. This large-scale flea market raises money for organizations and individual scholarships for the Stuttgart military community, as well as local German beneficiaries. Last year, the GAWC raised approximately €100,000. The GAWC has accepted gently used donations all year, and seeks volunteers to help with sorting the items at their Kelley and Patch Barracks sorting rooms. For directions and hours, send an email to with the subject line “sorting room.”

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Garrison welcomes new command sergeant major USAG Stuttgart incoming command sergeant major, Command Sgt. Maj. Bernard P. Smalls (foreground), receives the noncommissioned officers’ sword from USAG Stuttgart Commander Col. John P. Stack during a change of responsibility ceremony in the Patch Community Club Aug. 17. The sword represents the passing of responsibility from the outgoing interim garrison command sergeant major, Command Sgt. Maj. Luis F. Bispo (center), who will join Special Operations Command Africa’s military information support team as the operations sergeant major. Also participating in the ceremony was 1st Sgt. Travis Futch (far left). Martin Greeson

AFN transitions to Stuttgart . . . . . . . . . . . . Construction laborers work on an exterior wall of Building 209, the future home of AFN Stuttgart, on Robinson Barracks. The building is undergoing a complete renovation to accommodate AFN Stuttgart’s move from Mannheim to Stuttgart next year. A temporary studio on Panzer Kaserne will be used to produce radio and television stories, while all radio operations and newscasts will continue out of Coleman Barracks until the team settles in on RB.

Continued from page 1 “There are so many opportunities to provide both U.S. European Command and U.S. Africa Command with all that AFN has to offer. We are excited to renew old friendships with the Stuttgart community, both German and American.” The move is already underway. According to Lance Milsted, the station’s operations manager, the AFN staff is preparing to establish a temporary news bureau in the U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart headquarters building on Panzer Kaserne between now and October. During the garrison’s Community Activities, Registration and Education Fair held Aug. 18, the transformation was officially announced: AFN Heidelberg now is called AFN Stuttgart. The first staff member, Sgt. Daniel Maffett, moved into the temporary studio on Aug. 13. The current plan calls for four people to come to Panzer Kaserne: two broadcasters, one combat documentation and production specialist and one engineer. The entire AFN Stuttgart team, some 16 personnel, is scheduled to move to Building 209 on Robinson Barracks next year. The 12,000 square foot facility, a former bachelor officers’ quarters, is undergoing a complete renovation and will feature studios outfitted with state-of-the-art equipment. The AFN staff will use the temporary studio on Panzer Kaserne to produce radio and television stories, while all radio operations, such as the morning and afternoon shows, and newscasts, will continue out of Coleman Barracks until the team settles in on Robinson Barracks, according to Milsted. For the last 18 months, AFN Heidelberg’s focus has been to keep Mannheim and Heidelberg community members abreast on how the installation closures would impact them. “It was our priority to make sure that people continue to know where they can go to get medical and dental treatment, and programs for their children,” Milsted said. Those responsibilities have now been transferred to AFN Wiesbaden, AFN Kaiserslautern and the Re-

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gional News Center at AFN Europe headquarters on Coleman Barracks, according to Milsted. The Stuttgart military community will certainly benefit from AFN’s transition. “We’re all yours, Stuttgart! You have us to yourselves; you don’t have to share us with anybody else,” Milsted said. He added that it had been a challenge to simultaneously serve the Mannheim, Heidelberg and Stuttgart communities. While Mannheim and Heidelberg are geographically closer, covering an event in Stuttgart required a full-day mission, especially when considering travel time. As a result, coverage was more selective. “What people will start to see is focused on the Stuttgart community, period,” Milsted said. There will be more opportunities to tell Stuttgart stories and get information out, to include Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, and United Service Organizations-sponsored events. The plan also calls

for more television spots and live radio remote broadcasts, according to Milsted. “We also encourage people to connect with us and share ideas on programs they would like to see or developed,” Milsted said. He also stressed that AFN constantly strives to do a better job in meeting the needs of the community. He recommended those interested in getting their events publicized or covered via radio or television to get in touch with AFN ahead of time, ideally 30 days out, to allow for adequate planning. “People need to know how to utilize us so that we can serve them best,” Milsted said. “We have to work through the transition, but we’re all excited about the opportunity to only focus on one community,” he added. “We get to know the people, the people get to know us and we’ll understand the heartbeat of the community much better because we’re in it every day.”

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COmmunity annOunCements

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Schools announce open houses, orientations Böblingen Elementary/Middle School will host a new student orientation on Aug. 24 at 11 a.m. for all fifth-graders who are entering the sixth grade, and for new, incoming middle school students. The school will also host an open house on Aug. 24. Open house for middle school students and their parents will be from 4-6 p.m. and from 5-7 p.m. for elementary school students and parents. For more information, call 4312715/civ. 07031-15-2715. Patch Elementary School will host a back to school open house on Sept. 6 at 5:30 p.m. Teachers, administrators, PTA and school advisory committee representatives will be in attendance. For more information, call 4305200/civ. 0711-680-5200. Robinson Barracks Elementary/Middle School will hold an open house Aug. 24. A middle school open forum is scheduled to start at 1:30 p.m., followed by sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade parent meetings. An elementary grade open forum will be held from 2-3 p.m. For more information, call 4207112/civ. 0711-819-7112. Patch High School will hold a student orientation on Aug. 23 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for students who relocated over the summer. The high school will also host an open house on Sept. 12 from 5-7 p.m. to allow students and parents to become familiar with facilities and to help establish informal communication channels between teachers, students and parents. For more information, call 4307191/0711-680-7191.

Half day for DoDDS-E students on Sept. 6 Sept. 6 is an administrative half day for all Stuttgart DoDDSEurope students. Students will be released at 10:50 a.m.

MCEC training The Military Child Education Coalition will hold a professional development training for school counselors, educators and other personnel who work with students, Oct. 1-4 at the Swabian Special Events Center on Patch Barracks. The training is free, but enrollment is limited. A Transition Counselor I session will be held Oct 1-2, followed by part II on Oct. 3-4. For more course information about these sessions, go to www. or contact the Europe MCEC Project Manager at 0176-2486-

Preserving the past Hartmut Ulmer, a painter with USAG Stuttgart Directorate of Public Works, applies a fresh coat of paint on the VII Corps insignia on Kelley Barracks Aug. 8. Kelley Barracks, named after World War II Medal of Honor recipient Staff Sgt. Jonah E. Kelley, was home to VII Corps headquarters from 1951 to 1992, when the unit deactivated. Susan Huseman

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Join SCSC Sept. 18

The Stuttgart Community Spouses’ Club will host a welcome event for all ID cardholders with free appetizers, door prizes and a raffle, on Sept. 18 at 6 p.m. in the Swabian Special Events Center on Patch Barracks. Participants are invited to attend and learn about SCSC and its activities for the coming year. For more information, email or visit

CPAC to offer benefits refresher training The Stuttgart Civilian Personnel Advisory Center will hold a benefits refresher training session on Aug. 29 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. in the Directorate of Logistics Conference Room, Building 2953, Panzer Kaserne. The training will cover pay ad-

vances, foreign transfer allowance, temporary quarters subsistence allowance, living quarters allowance, utility tax avoidance program and post allowance. To register, send an email to usarmy.stuttgart.hqda-cpac.mbx.

Vehicle Reg closures

The U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart Vehicle Registration Office will close at noon Aug. 31 to conduct its monthly inventory. Vehicle Registration is also scheduled to close on Sept. 3 for Labor Day and on Sept. 7 to allow its local national workforce to attend an annual outing. For more information, call 431-2833/07031-15-2833 or visit and click on “Directorates” then “Emergency Services.”

Clinics to close Aug. 24 The Stuttgart Army Health Clinic and Dental Clinic will be closed Aug. 24 for an organizational day.

For immediate health care needs, call the Nurse Advice Line at civ. 00800-4759-2330. Contact the Military Police in case of a medical emergency.

Learn German landlord and tenant laws Attorneys from the Stuttgart Law Center will discuss German landlord and tenant law and some of the common legal problems that have been faced by Stuttgart military community members, during in-processing briefings scheduled for Aug. 23 and 30, and Sept. 13 and 27 at 10 a.m. at the Central Processing Facility, Building 2913, Panzer Kaserne. For more information, contact the Central Processing Facility at 431-2599/07031-15-2599 or the Legal Assistance Office at 4214152/0711-729-4152. Send community-wide announcements to stuttgartmedia@

Wasps, bees, hornets: protected by law


ll kind of creatures are protected by Germany’s Nature Protection Law, even wasps, bees and hornets. Killing these insects without reason is prohibited. To help prevent conflicts: • Don’t attack the bees, wasps or hornets. Avoid quick movements. • Don’t destroy the nest. If located on a U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart installation, contact the Directorate of Public Works Environmental Division at 421-6130/civ. 0711-7228-6130, or the Fire Department. • Be careful when gardening or playing outside. Perspiration attracts bees and wasps. • Keep dumpsters closed and clean. If this is not possible, close the garbage bags tightly. • Be careful when eating outdoors. Avoid open food/sweets, and cover leftover food and drinks. • Attract and distract bees or wasps with other food by placing a glass filled with apple juice a safe distance away from you. • Try this preventive measure: Wasps don’t like strong smells. Use lemon slices with cloves or burn coffee powder.

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Anti-bullying policy signed In April 2012, an anti-bullying policy was signed by the U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart commander; Child, Youth and School Services personnel; and all Stuttgart Department of Defense Dependents Schools Europe principals. The USAG Stuttgart School Liaison Office will spearhead a bully prevention task group to inform, educate and develop strategies to reduce bullying. Garrison and school officials have adopted the following definition for bullying: Bullying is a mean and one-sided activity intended to harm where those doing the bullying get pleasure from a targeted child’s pain and/or misery. Bullying can be verbal, physical, and/or relational; have as its overlay race, ethnicity, religion, gender (including sexual orientation), physical, or mental ability; includes all forms of hazing and cyber bullying. It can be and often is continuous and repeated over time, however, once is enough to constitute bullying.

Middle school students need passes for duty buses Bus passes are available for middle school students to ride the duty bus to participate in structured after-school CYS Services activities, Scouting programs, etc. The duty bus form must be signed by a parent acknowledging their student will be riding an unsupervised bus and that a duty bus pass does not prevent bad behavior. If a student is disruptive on the duty bus and will not abide by the rules, adults on the bus are encouraged to call the Military Police desk. MPs will meet the bus, the student will be removed, and a parent will be called. The only way garrison officials can reduce inappropriate behavior on the duty bus is for parents to be proactive with their students, and for adults to report unacceptable behavior. Duty bus forms may be picked up at Böblingen and Robinson Barracks elementary/ middle schools and the School Liaison Office in Room 210, Building 2347, Patch Barracks.

DODEA to adopt Common Core State Standards Department of Defense Education Activity Communications Office


he Department of Defense Education Activity is adopting the Common Core State Standards into its curriculum, instruction, and assessment programs. The CCSS initiative began more than two years ago as a collaboration between state governors and education leaders to introduce consistency in education systems across the nation. This initiative has garnered the support of 46 states, two territories, and the District of Columbia to date. All participants in the CCSS initiative are working together to implement high quality standards in English Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science for kindergarten through 12th grade. These curriculum standards are research based, rigorous, relevant to the real world, and reflect the knowledge and skills America’s students need for success in college and careers. Currently, CCSS are finalized in the English Language Arts and Mathematics content areas. DODEA will begin work on adopting the standards in these two areas and will continue to adopt the CCSS in Science as they are approved and become available. Adopting the CCSS will benefit DoDEA’s highly mobile student population which moves frequently between public schools and DODEA schools. “The Common Core State Standards give momentum and credence to the promise of public education in America to provide the best and expect the best of all students everywhere,” said Marilee Fitzgerald, DODEA director. “DODEA’s adoption of the Common Core State Standards marks a defining point

for our highly mobile students because consistent standards will enable DODEA students to more effectively stay on track even when their families are moving between the States or overseas.” The adoption of the CCSS will not mean that DODEA is moving toward a single national curriculum. However, the adoption and implementation of the CCSS standards will allow DODEA to use a diverse array of rich curriculum resources that will help formulate a curriculum that will meet the needs of its students. DODEA will ensure its curriculum and professional development are aligned with the CCSS. DODEA expects to implement the CCSS gradually over the next several years with the ultimate goal of providing a smooth transition from its current curriculum standards and the process will involve all members of the DODEA educational community. Both English Language Arts and Mathematics standards come with assessments not yet fully developed, and as soon as they are available, DODEA will implement those assessments. “We will move swiftly to adopt and implement the CCSS, keeping pace with our counterparts,” said Ms. Fitzgerald. “However, we will make the transition in thoughtful, measured steps to ensure we do our best wisely integrate changes in curriculum, instruction, and assessment into our existing framework. Our teachers, administrators, parents, and military commanders will play key roles in this process, and we will be seeking their advice, input, and expertise along the way,” she added. For more information about the Common Core State Standards, visit

Back to school: Use caution when driving • Students return to school on Aug. 27. The morning commute period is 7:15-8:30 a.m. and the dismissal period is 2:30-2:45 p.m. • Drivers should exercise extra caution when school begins, especially during the morning commute and afternoon dismissal periods. • All drivers must obey the posted speed limits. • Be aware that children, especially those 12 years old and younger, are not always aware of their surroundings and assume that drivers will stop for them. • Children may dart into the road without first looking for traffic.

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community AnnouncementS

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USAG Stuttgart Commander Col. John P. Stack (center) and Command Sgt. Major Luis Bispo (left), the garrison command sergeant major, make lunch selections Aug. 14 at the German Kantine on Patch Barracks. The Kantine, housed in the former Patch Dining Facility location, is open from 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Susan Huseman

Holiday schedule on Sept. 3 for Labor Day Many organizations and facilities in U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart will be closed Sept. 3 in observance of the Labor Day federal holiday. The Stuttgart Army Health Clinic and Dental Clinic will be closed Aug. 31 for a training holiday and on Sept. 3. For immediate health care needs, call the Nurse Advice Line at civ. 00800-4759-2330. Contact the Military Police in case of a medical emergency. Because specific listings are too numerous to detail here, patrons are advised to call ahead before visiting any facility.

Be in the know: go to the installation staff meeting To find out about upcoming community events, construction projects and other items that may affect those living in the Stuttgart military community, attend the next U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart Installation Staff Meeting to be held Sept. 5 from 9-10:30 a.m. in the Swabian Special Events Center on Patch Barracks.

Meet with Exchange/ DeCA managers Sept. 5 Exchange and Defense Commissary Agency officials encourage customers to provide feedback during an Exchange and DeCA quarterly council meeting on Sept. 5 in

the Swabian Special Events Center from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Changes at Kelley health clinic announced The Kelley Annex health clinic will undergo a safety and quality assessment over the next several weeks. Pending the completion of the assessment, the Kelley Annex Clinic will limit its services to active duty service members and U.S. Africa Command personnel. Contractors, retirees and civilians will be seen for direct, missionrelated care. The Kelley Annex will be open on Monday and Thursday only, from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. If a holi-

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day falls on a Monday, the Kelley Annex will be open on the following Tuesday. • Additionally, the Kelley Annex will be closed Aug. 27-31. • All patients may still have their medications refilled at the Kelley Pharmacy during stated business hours. • Family members and retirees enrolled in Tricare Plus may be seen at Patch health clinic. • Retirees, their family members and survivors not enrolled in Tricare Plus may receive care at the Patch health clinic on a spaceavailable basis. • Civilian employees and contractors may be seen at the Patch health clinic on a space-available basis. For more information, call 4308618/civ. 0711-680-8618.

Due to PCS soon?

If you are relocating within the next three or four months, it’s time to begin preparing for the move. Permanent change of station/ pre-separation briefings will be held Sept. 19, Oct. 17 and Nov. 14 at 1 p.m. in Building 2913 on Panzer Kaserne. Army personnel will also receive a briefing on finance issues. All separating Army personnel must attend this briefing to receive pre-separation information. Advance registration is required. For more information and to sign-up, call 431-2599/civ. 07031-15-2599. Send community-wide announcements to stuttgartmedia@


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Vaccines aren’t forever ... make sure your children are still protected By Kirk Frady U.S. Army Medical Command Public Affairs Office


ugust has been designated as National Immunization and Influenza Vaccination Awareness Month. Immunizations are really the best protection against disease and have saved more lives than any other medical measure in history. “Immunizations have prevented approximately 42,000 deaths and 20 million cases of disease over the past decade,� said Col. Richard Looney, director of the Army’s Military Vaccination Program. “Those preventive efforts have also saved billions of dollars in related health care costs and total societal costs. Morbidity from vaccinepreventable diseases has fallen 90 percent or more for most diseases since the 20th century,� he added. A majority of disease outbreaks in the U.S. occur in unvaccinated or inadequately vaccinated populations. Measles made a comeback in the U.S. partly because unvaccinated people traveled to Europe, contracted the disease and returned home. Incidence of pertussis, or whooping cough, have increased largely due to vaccination coverage rates going down, resulting in a recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control that everyone receive one lifetime booster dose of a pertussis-containing vaccine. Other vaccinepreventable diseases include polio, mumps, rubella, chickenpox, meningococcal disease, pneumonia, tetanus, diphtheria, human papillomavirus, shingles, and Haemophilus influenza B. The dominant strain of influenza during the upcoming flu season is still expected to be the H1N1 strain from the 2009 pandemic. “H1N1 is still circulating, but due to outstanding efforts and immunization campaigns of the past few years, people are more aware and likely to be adequately protected during the height of flu season,� Looney said. He added that influenza immunization rates have gone up every year, and are expected to do

Adolescents, preteens and teens need vaccinations too. Ask your health care provider if your child needs immunizations to protect against serious diseases. so again during the 2012-13 season.� “Immunization is the very best protection against disease and related complications. Vaccines are safe and effective, and have saved more lives than any other medical measure in history,� Looney added. A common misconception is that vaccinations are just for kids. Everyone over the age of 6 months should receive a seasonal flu shot every year. However, there are certain groups who should not receive the vaccination. For instance, those with altered immune competence are at high risk for influenza infections and should be vaccinated with trivalent inactivated influenza virus vaccine. Those with existing medical conditions should consult their health care provider before receiving the influenza vaccine. Army clinics in Europe are expected to begin offering influenza vaccinations in September.


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Stuttgart FPU students pay down $1.3 million in debt By Megan Clancy Special to The Citizen

to every dollar,” Williams said. FPU has taught them to be wise with their money. “Where most people will just charge to their credit cards, we’re choosing to pay cash, so that later in life, we won’t have outstanding debt,” Emma Williams said. Now that they are free of credit card debt, the couple has their sights on paying off their home mortgage early. “That’s our biggest goal. We haven’t met it, but we’re well on our way,” Emma Williams said. A typical FPU class session begins with a video lesson, followed by a facilitator-led discussion about the lesson. Discussions can vary from how to protect against identity theft, planning for retirement, saving for college, investing and giving. The classes have grown in popularity over time, almost doubling in size. With limited seating, accommodating all students can be a challenge, but according to Kaczmarek, “We try not to send anyone away.”


It is estimated that Financial Peace University students in the Stuttgart military community have saved $530,000 and paid off over $1.3 million of debt. “I believe in it. I see what it did in my life, and I see what it does for other people,” he said. “The family, the military and our nation will be stronger when we handle our money wisely,” he added. FPU students are from all walks of life, of varying ages, with different goals. Frederick “Fritz” Volkommer intends to go back to school in the fall to attend Colby-Sawyer College in London, N.H.

He said he plans to finance his education — with tools he learned in FPU. Others take the class to learn how to better manage their money. Adam Williams, a senior airman, and his wife, Emma, said they enrolled in FPU to “change our family tree” for the better. They have managed to pay off $20,000 in debt and now volunteer as facilitators. “The FPU class helps us put a name

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The next Financial Peace University course will begin Sept. 11. The class will be held Tuesday from 6:308:30 p.m. A Foundations in Personal Finance class for teens will also be offered from 6-8 p.m. Both classes will meet in the Religious Education Center, Building 2332, Patch Barracks. While the courses are free, donations to the RSO are accepted. For more information, visit FPU Stuttgart on Facebook. To register for the class, send an email to

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oney may not grow on trees — but it is possible to cultivate financial wellness and weed out debt, thanks to Financial Peace University. FPU is a 13-week video money management course taught by best-selling author and financial guru Dave Ramsey. The U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart Religious Support Office has sponsored FPU for the community since 2009. Since then, local FPU students have put away approximately $530,000 in savings and reduced their debt by an estimated $1.3 million, according to Gary Kaczmarek, who facilitates the course along with Sherry Hugan and several other dedicated volunteers who have graduated from FPU. “The FPU class not only allows you to help yourself, but it also teaches you to help others. We see people win with money, we see them have more peace, and we see them help other people. That’s powerful,” he said. The RSO offers FPU four times a year, free of charge. “In the States, you could expect to pay $150 to $200 for the class, while we can offer the class here for free. It’s a great benefit for the military and civilians in the community,” Kaczmarek said. The joint training specialist for U.S. Africa Command signed up for FPU in 2009 because he wanted to learn how to save more money, spend wisely and give more. He enjoyed the class so much that he decided to become a facilitator in order to teach others to help themselves financially.


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The Citizen, August 23, 2012

Members of U.S. Africa Command warm-up before the start of the second annual AFRICOM Olympics on Aug. 10. Events included track, flag football, basketball, kickball, dodgeball, water balloon toss, and a chili cook-off, among many others.

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Children joust during the second annual AFRICOM Olympics held Aug. 10 on Kelley Barracks. The Olympics were designed to build camaraderie within the command and to thank AFRICOM members and their families.

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Friendly competition builds esprit de corps, resilience By Jamie Pomerhn U.S. Africa Command Public Affairs Office

mander for military operations, fired a starter pistol to start the 400-meter relay, the games were underway. Other events followed, including an intense dodgeball contest, a pingpong competition and flag football games. One of the most popular non-athletic events was the chili cook-off, coordinated by Sgt. 1st Class Amy Bauer, noncommissioned officer in charge of the commander’s open mess. Chief of Staff Maj. Gen. O.G. Mannon, Commander of Special Operations Command Africa Rear Admiral Brian Losey, Lt. Col. George Mims, and J1/8 (Resources) Director Robert Maxwell judged the 12 entries. After much consideration, Melissa Kreitzer from the J3 (Operations and Cyber) Directorate won first place, with Kevin Levija from the headquarters staff taking second, and Jane Rathbun from the J1/8 Directorate placing third. Meanwhile, the youngest competitors tossed water balloons, raced while hula-hooping, and battled for the final spot in musical chairs. Other children enjoyed a bounce house and having their faces painted, while listening to music played by American Forces Network disc jockeys, who broadcast live from the event. For Mannon, having children participate was his


s the London Olympics were winding down, U.S. Africa Command staff members and their families gathered to kick off the second annual AFRICOM Olympics, held Aug. 10 on Kelley Barracks. Participants could choose from 22 varied events, to include a 400-meter relay, basketball tournament, egg run and chili cook-off. While the games were designed to build camaraderie within the command, Gen. Carter F. Ham, the AFRICOM commander, also wanted the event to thank AFRICOM members and their families, according to Chief Master Sgt. Jack Johnson Jr., the AFRICOM senior enlisted leader. They also served to strengthen resilience in the AFRICOM community. “One of the most important things that makes us effective — whether it’s civilians or whether military — is our Total Force Fitness, and that encompasses mental, social, emotional, environmental, spiritual [domains] ... and this great event really answers that call,� Johnson added. When Vice Adm. Joe Leidig, deputy to the com-


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favorite part of the event. “Watching the young people go along with their fathers and mothers was way cool. Being military families, we don’t get as many opportunities to do that as much as other folks do. It’s really important for the young people to do things with their families. They’ll remember this for a long time,� he said. Members of the J6/7/9 (Systems/Joint Training and Exercises/Outreach) Directorates ensured everyone received a hot meal, as they grilled 900 hamburgers and 600 hot dogs. The overall winners were announced during the closing ceremonies. The J3/4 Directorates, the reigning champions, successfully defended their title, placing first with 49 points. U.S. Marine Forces Africa, took second, only a half a point behind, and the J5 Directorate (Strategy, Plans, and Programs) placed third with 35 points. A three-way tie for the spirit award sparked an impromptu dance-off by the J5 Directorate, the command group, and the J1/8 Directorates. Command leaders unanimously ruled J1/8 as the winners. In his closing remarks, Leidig said it best: “Thanks for all of the hard work you do every single day at AFRICOM. It’s an amazing place to be, and I’m proud to be part of this team.�

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Celebrate Swabian way of life at Stuttgart’s ‘Weindorf’ Zum Wohl! Regional wines Spätburgunder Weissherbst and Riesling are poured at a booth during the Stuttgarter Weindorf, held each year in downtown Stuttgart. This year’s wine village will be held Aug. 29 to Sept. 9. Visitors can enjoy more than 500 wines from the Württemberg and Baden regions and indulge in traditional Swabian food.

By Carola Meusel USAG Stuttgart Public Affairs Office


his year’s annual “Stuttgarter Weindorf,” or wine village, will run from Aug. 29 through Sept. 9 in downtown Stuttgart. The fest opens daily at 11 a.m. and runs until 11 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday, and until midnight Thursday through Saturday. The Weindorf focuses on celebrating BadenWürttemberg’s 1,000-year-old wine tradition. Visitors can sample over 500 wines from the Württemberg and Baden regions during the 12 days of the fest. Traditional Swabian meals, such as “Maultaschen” (meat and vegetable-stuffed noodles), “Zwiebelrostbraten” (roast beef with sautéed onions) and “Bubaspitzle” (potato noodles mainly served with sour cabbage), are served in some 120 lavishly decorated wine booths. “The Weindorf can be considered one of the highlights in Stuttgart during the summer event cycle,” said Werner Koch, the Pro Stuttgart Verkehrsverein chairman. “Visitors to the Weindorf can enjoy ‘schwäbische Gemütlichkeit’ (Swabian way of life) and a cozy atmosphere all throughout the fest,” Koch added. The Weindorf not only attracts locals, but visitors from all over the world, according to Koch. “Therefore, we are looking forward to welcoming many of our American friends and neighbors to the Weindorf,” Koch said. Swabians are known for celebrating fests to honor their traditions and cultural heritage. Almost everything is tied to history, and so is the wine in Stuttgart. The middle Neckar region has always been known

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for cultivating fine wines, ranging from Trollinger red to white Riesling to rose Schiller wines. According to legend, there was more wine available than water during the 14th century in Stuttgart, which resulted in Swabia adopting wine as the national drink. The Weindorf spans from the Marktplatz square, to Kirchstrasse and the Schillerplatz square. Here, the statue of the famous Swabian poet, Friedrich Schiller, oversees the wine fest. Some people say that the light-bodied Schiller rose wine is named after him. The Schillerplatz is framed by several historic buildings, to include Stuttgart’s old castle, the old chancellery, the prince’s building, and the “Stiftskirche,” or collegiate church. The church is Stuttgart’s

oldest Protestant church and the only monument dating back to the Staufen era, making it the city’s most significant landmark. Another landmark in the square is the “Fruchtkasten” building. During the Middle Ages, the building was a storage hall for grain and also housed a wine press. Today, the State Museum Württemberg’s musical instrument collection is displayed at the Fruchtkasten. After buying their first glass of wine, visitors can use it to sample wine throughout the fest or keep it as a souvenir; some have their name engraved on the glass. “The Weindorf makes the perfect place for people to get together, talk, laugh, celebrate and enjoy a good time,” Koch said. It’s a “must-go-to event.”

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“The Hohen Neuffen Fortress is one of Germany’s largest fortress ruins and will set the stage for an arts and crafts market, and a medieval spectacular Aug. 25-26.

Festivals The Historischer Handwerkermarkt and Burg-Spectaculum, or historic arts and crafts market and fortress spectacular, will run at the Hohen Neuffen Fortress in Neuffen Aug. 25-26. On Saturday, the event will run from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and on Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. The fortress, which is one of the largest fortress ruins in Southern Germany and dates back to the 11th

century, sets an authentic stage for the medieval outing. The event will feature jousting tournaments, jugglers, traveling minstrels, craftsmen, fire breathers, knights and witches. A medieval market selling arts and crafts, food and offering handson activities, recreating the way of life during the Middle Ages, will also be held. Tickets cost €5. Tickets for children ages 6-12 are €3. On Aug. 25, entrance for children is free. For more information, visit The Markgröninger Schäferlauf, or shepherd’s race, will run Aug. 24-27 in Markgröningen’s historic downtown area. On Friday, the program will start at 8 a.m., Saturday at 6 a.m., Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and Monday at 2 p.m. The historic shepherd’s race will take place on Saturday from 1:15-3 p.m. On Sunday, various races and the “Schäfertanz,” or shepherd’s dance, will start at 1:30 p.m. All races will be held at the “Stoppelfeld,” or stubble field. The “Vergnügungspark,” or fun park, located at Unterriexinger

Strasse will offer rides, food and family entertainment. A variety market will be set up in the historic downtown area and be open Aug. 24 from 2 p.m. until midnight, Aug. 25 from 8 a.m. to 1 a.m., Aug. 26 from 10 a.m. until midnight, and Aug. 27 from 2 p.m. until midnight. A “Schäfermarkt,” or shepherd’s market, will be held Aug. 25-26 at Unterriexinger Strasse for visitors to learn all about sheep and sheep farming. A petting zoo for children will also be offered. The market will be open on Saturday at 8 a.m. and on Sunday at 10 a.m. An arts and crafts market will be held Aug. 25-26 at the Schlosshof. The market will be open on both days from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. The four-day fest will end with a firework display Aug. 27 at 9:30 p.m. at the fun park. On Saturday and Sunday visitors to Markgröningen can only access the downtown area by purchasing a “Festplakette,” or badge, for €3. Tickets for the shepherd’s races range from €2 to €11. For more information and event times, visit www.markgrö

Ludwigsburg will host the Venezianische Messe, or Venetian Fair, Sept. 7-9 in the baroque downtown area. On Friday, the Venice carnival-inspired street festival will be open from 6-11:30 p.m., Saturday from 2-11:30 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. The event will feature colorful costumes and masks, music, fire shows, dance, stilt and “Commedia dell’Arte” theater performances. Italian food will be offered and visitors are invited to actively participate in the festival. Face painting and a children’s theater will be offered, as well. Tickets cost between €7 and €10. For more information, visit

The Venetian Fair will be held in Ludwigsburg Sept. 7-9.

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What’s happening in FMWR Get tickets to the hottest show in town Be part of the excitement at fifth annual European Bodybuilding/ Figure Championship on Aug. 25 at the Patch Fitness Center. A pre-judging show will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The evening show starts at 6 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door. All ticket holders will be entered into a drawing to win door prizes such as a TV, Olympic weight bar, whey protein tub, spa certificate and more. For more information, call 430-7136/civ. 0711-680-7136.

How far will you go in the ‘Amazing Race’?

Register you and a partner for a chance to win a spot in U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart’s own “Amazing Race” scheduled for Sept. 15. Interested participants must be at least 18 years old and must register by Sept. 5. Teams will be notified by Sept. 7. The race includes challenges on Patch Barracks and Panzer Kaserne.

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Learn to be a youth soccer official Those who wish to officiate at Child, Youth and School Services soccer matches (and get paid for it) will need to attend the officials’ clinic scheduled for Aug. 27-30 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. in the Patch Fitness Center. No experience is necessary and new officials are encouraged to attend. The CYS Services season is scheduled to run Sept. 8 to Nov. 3. Attendees will learn field mechanics, rules and points of emphasis. The clinic will end with a written test and a practical examination. The clinic is free. For more information, contact the CYS Services sports and fitness office at 431-2616/civ. 07031-15-2616. For more activities, or to join the Family and MWR email list, visit or

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Brain Teaser Know Your Veggies

Letter BY Lettert

Can you figure out the veggies described in the clues below?

Beginning with the word “AN”, continue adding letters from the given pool to create new words until you are left with a seven-letter word that refers to “an object found in space”. You can add a letter to any spot in the word, but you cannot mix up the order of letters while doing so.

1. A journey across snow with a dogsled + space 2. Basement + to pore over a book minus 4th letter of the alphabet

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3. A liquid + foamy top of waves minus 20th letter of the alphabet

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4. Plant container gobbled zero! 5. An extra mat + we 6. Paintings I strangle!

Answer: 1. Mushroom (mush + room) | 2. Celery (cellar + read - d) | 3. Watercress (water + crest - t) | 4. Potato (pot ate O) | 5. Asparagus (A spare rug + us) | 6. Artichoke (Art I choke)

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The Citizen, August 23, 2012 51. Inflection

13. Army posts

1. Muscle twitch

54. “Ivanhoe” author

21. English earldom

6. Kimono adornment

56. Crazy

23. Begin bidding

10. Balkan native

58. Pollen producers

25. Questions

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62. Amount to pay

27. Crab part

63. Pod occupants

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44. Scuttle

2. Window glass

46. Baby toys

32. Wimsey of detective

3. Adjutant

47. Colony’s home

4. Allowance

49. Russian grassland

34. General denial?

5. Slip

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7. Three-toed sloths

53. “Julius Caesar” role

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55. Lawsuits

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1969 Mustang! Show condition! engine built up to much to list! Very fast and clean! Will turn heads everywhere! Classic american muscle! €25000 bobbyb223@ handy 015162618625 2011 VW golf TDI US spec 28K 1997 BMW 316I Only 113000m, miles perfect condition. email for bethanybaughman@ya Manual Trans, in excellent conditi- pics on, sunroof, cd player, all power $22K obo options, looks great and is in perfect mechanical order $3700 2003 Toyota 4runner SR5, black w/grey interior, automatic, approx 131,000 miles, A/C, stereo, airbags, 4 wheel drive $8800

; free

Private Practice in Leonberg has a vacancy for a

Nurse FT/PT

Internal Medicine Must have a current state-side license Experience is preferred in phlebotomy, medication administration via IV, SC, IM administration of immunizations, perform EKG, Ergometry and computer usage. Proper phone etiquette and excellent customer service are a must. Willing to work mornings and some evenings. Our practice serves both German and American patients. Therefore, we require candidates to be able to communicate in both English and German or at least be eager to learn. We offer a pleasant work atmosphere with a professional team of 8, flexible hours and a good compensation plan.

For information, please call our office:

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BMW 325i Sport (two doors) Automatic Transmission with full extras, year 1993, guarantee Inspection. $2800

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2005 Dodge Neon SXT 50,635 miles, Power doors, Front Power windows, Rear spoiler, 4 brand new tires, etc. $Price Reduced $6000 2007 Ford Focus SE, Excellent condition, U.S. specs, 5-dr hatchback with street appearance package, 5 speed, only 37930 miles, contact Tony $9000 016099696473/ anthony.jernigan@ 2007 Hyundai Accent GLS 16V, 82kw, Automatic, 43000 miles, GER Title, US-import (driven in USA & Ger), runs perfect. Further details & I-net links by mail! €4200 2011 Ford Edge Sport, 3.7 Liter, Tuxedo Black, w/ 22" rims. Fully Loaded w/o Nav. 25,000 miles, extended warranty, $2,400 below Blue Book. $29000 0162-2549026

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2010 Chevy Camaro 2SS Coupe, 11900mi, 6.2l V8 W/SFI, 426hp, 6AUTOS speed manual trans, white/orange, heated seats, 20" polished alu All ads & pics can be viewed @ wheels, excellent cond. $29900, 01762007 Mustang GT w/Vortec Su- 39040564 percharger, racing suspension, 2010 Ford Focus SES KBB and GT500 Brake upgrade kit to $16900, 5991 miles new all seaname just a few of the upgrades son tires, includes original suminstalled. Truly unique pony! mer tires husky liner floor mats €24000 and trunk mat email/call $15500 2008 Audi A4 SE. 2.0T AT 4D Se- 015151323942 / sha dan. Excellent Condition! Special Edition includes 17" wheels, leather seating, premium stereo, and 2012 Toyota Tundra Limited for sunroof. 61k miles $18300 sale: for $21800 almost like new 01709611782 / bbrfmartin@ and a 2011 Nissan Pathfinder: $11.500 or 2008 Dodge Charger R/T. Only 26, 500 miles. 6 disc DVD w/TV. 69 Trans Am, Pro-Touring. AweBluetooth. Auto Climate Control. some car with no expense spaHeated leather seats. $$19, 500 red. See "69 Trans Am" on or be. It's the first clip on the page! 01713611741 2008 VW Jetta Wolfsberg. Excellent Cond! 24K mi, 2.0T eng, Auto Trans, Air Cond, Sunroof, Prem Wheels, Prem Multi Disc CD/iPod Stereo, Leather $15500 01709611782 / bbrfmartin@ 2009 Volvo XC90 Chrome Front Grille. Grille removed form 2009 Volvo XC90. Also selling the right and left bumper vents, 15 euros each. €125 017681180184 or

2011 BMW 328i 4 dr.sedan, Blk w/blk leather, 28,200 mi., automatic, U.S.specs, Navigation, ipod adapter, 17" all season tires, stateside shipping incl. $27,000

BMW 1994 520i Automatic? 4Dr, sunroof, elec windows, keyless entry, new tires & brakes, new stereo. Well maintained w/records. Passed inspection May' 12 $3000

Obo, 2006 Dodge Charger (hemi) R/T, leather seats, CD, sun roof, heated front seats, dual air bags, 20 inch rims, keep it very clean, original owner. $16500 an / Mod. 2006, 3.0d, 01706381195

BMW X5, 217HP, AWD, perf. cond. 153000km, steptronic, leather seats, GPS, Glass roof, xenon, etc. fully equip. no accid. last BMW insp/svc 2012. $22400 0173-9025911 BMW, 520I, 2002 Must Go! 5SPD/60K Orig miles! Blk met/Very nice car w/ many options; Xeon lights/rain sensor/park sensors/6 disc changer/cruise & more! $8500 0173-7948404 rwalter007@

Ford US Spec Focus S 2012 Engine - 4 Cylinder Transmission Automatic Spec - US SPEC Mileage 6,000 Color-Grey $16000 015161504210 or 015161504133 GM Navigation Disc for factory installed systems. Works in all Chevy/GMC SUV's and Trucks. Text or call 01709006266 or email $35

98 BMW 323iA Station Wagon loaded with Leather Automatic A/ C Cruise control... cleanest BMW u've ever seen... low mls - no accident $5.555 01758424906 I need a reliable car for work! If Active duty, retired, veteran mo- anyone knows about a car, that is torcycle riders. VietNam Vets/Le- just sitting around collecting dust, gacy Vets MC www.redandblack- please contact me. I need a car Call 0157-75984414 for work!!!! $500 jason.deuster@ Lexus LS 400, built 1991, €1500. Attention: BMW 320d Touring, If you like to include the spare Model 2004, second hand, well parts: €2500. Call: 07144-9989984 maintained, non-smoking, 6-gear stick shift, all leather seats, power Opel Vectra, year 1991, very dorrs/windows/brakes, sunroof, good condition, 70 000 miles, stereo CD, A/C, new tires & batte- new tyres, new exhaust, 5 speed, ry & oil change. 65miles a gallon. inspection guaranteed €1250 Only €6950 0172-676 2717 017621892246

2010 Harley Davidson CVO Screamin Eagle Ultra Classic. Blue/Silver, 11K miles, 3-yr warranty, many extras. $29500 0171196-7769 or randyandpetra@hot

Peuogeot 206 Hatchback (5 Seats, VW Golf size), 5-Gear ANNOUNCEMENTS stick, new inspection (Fed / All ads & pics can be viewed @ Jun'12), New Clutch/ brakes. cludes: 2 sets of tires, radio CD. €3500 0715271331 patmulatta@tAlpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Stuttgart; 4, 225/45R17 RFT Bridg blizks mntd/bal winter tires/ whls/BMW sensors fit 2011 & newer BMW 3 series Coupe/Sedan. 10k miles. Sil Rial Como $1400.00 016094819358 Volvo S80 T6 Turbo 2005 US Spec Excellent Condition Totally Dealer Maintained Price below NADA evaluation Now Only $9400.oo call 015115290175 or email

Presents 'All Things Tea' Saturday, 8 Sept 2012 in Kaiserslautern. Proceeds to benefit AKA Scholarship Fund and WTU. or

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc Theta Theta Lambda Chapter Black & Gold Banquet Ramstein Officer's Club May 19, 2012 1800 social 1900 event starts $40 Please contact Henry A. Williams, We Tow Cars For Free - we buy all cars even damaged and nonop cars. "Licensed". Help with CuBike Hospital: Your source for stoms and Veh Reg paperwork used bicycles in the Stuttgart area Call anytime 0163-556-3333 for over 6 years.We offer good, clean, used bikes at fair prices. Featuring oldtimers, retro bikes MOTORCYCLES and newer models as well. We are a social project working with All ads & pics can be viewed @ troubled youths and use the shop as a daily living structure. Our Caution: Some Classified open hours are from 8:30ads have become a target 19:00hrs Wednesdays. We are in for scams. Please be cau- Stuttgart Gaisburg, at Hagtious if potential buyers offer bergstr.16, 70188 Stuttgart. You you payment methods other may also call us for an appt. at 0711-462630 Donation of unwanthan cash. ted bikes are always welcome

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1000 Watt Transformer - 110v to 220v - good condition $60

All ads & pics can be viewed @

150 Watt Transformer - 110v to 220vgood condition $35 New Facebook Group: Children with Diabetes Type I- Ramstein Germany. Parent run. Meet other 37" Panasonic Color TV, multifamilies, start playgroups and join System, Multi-Voltage. Like new. a support group. $90 Frank 0171-996-6925 52" Sony Bravia HD LCD 1080p The Adjutant General's Corps Re- Excellent Condition Dual Voltage gimental Association European Multi Format $900 01709611782 / Chapter Regimental Ball The Adju- tant General's Corps Regimental Association European Chapter Car/Air DC Power DC Adapter w/ Cordially Invites you to its annual USB Kensington 90W Computer AG/HR Regimental Ball. Celebra- Ready! Many Computer Adapters ting the 237th Anniversary of the Available and Included!! Brand Adjutant General's Corps, 15 Sep- New and Never Used!! $50 / bbrfmartin@ tember 2012, at the Armstrong 01709611782 Club Vogelweh, Kaiserslautern, Germany, 18:00 - 24:00. Guest Speaker: CSM Christopher D. Cul- Lexmark X4270 Color Ink-jet bertson, The Adjutant General (Fax/copier/printer/scanner) DesiSchool Command Sergeant Major gned for SOHO to accommodate and The Adjutant General Regi- a wide variety of needs. Prints up mental Command Sergeant Ma- to 19 ppm black or 10 pp after 6 / jor. For more information contact 0160.9212.0724 Ms. Marcia Sierra-Williams, DSN

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Mantle clock. Antique Atkinson Lancaster wooden mantle place chime clock clad with bronze. contact for more details $2500 300 Watt Transformer - 110v to 220vgood condition $45 75 Watt Transformer - 110v to 220v - good condition $20

American country music artist Skybox w/remote Excellent Con- singer seeking places to do music website https://sidition $125 01709611782 / events.... music/ €450 Sony DL DVD USB/Firewire 400 External Drive/Burner $50 Antique printing press cabinets. 01709611782 / bbrfmartin@ Perfect for display or storage of welry. Two single pieces. Very ELECTRONICS heavy and in good condition. Techno/Dancefloor Synth. "Qua- €1100 0176/93177546 or email All ads & pics can be viewed @ simidi Sirius" with integrated 11 Ch. Vocoder (also voice distorti100 Watt Transformer - 110v to on) + Synthesizer "Quasimidi Ra200v - good condition $25 ven Max" + Keyboard stand €1600

Glockenblumenstr. 3 70563 Stuttgart Tel.: 07 11-73 15 70 E-Mail: Web: Hours: Mon - Fri 8 a.m. - 12 p.m., 1 - 6 p.m. Sat 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Gear package; or Alti mitts, crampons, boots, ice axe, Arcteryx Jacket/Bib, harness, caribiners, Black Diamond Head lamp, jetboil system & many extras $1500 0151-2595-7945

Craftsman built DJH 00 gauge locomotives, Fine Scale Swiss motors, P2, 282/462 Princes. BLK5, Crab. 264T. 462Britania + Kit Built Rolling Stock. New Points etc €1600 0176-96776870

Graco Baby Stroller set $75.00 Blue Set includes; Stroller 1 hand set up & collapse feature / 3 position seat / carrier & car base in very good cond. 0173-7948404 / Crocheted Headpin, polished, 17th C John London of Bristol leaf formed with sweetwaterpearls Hornby Digital 00 collection. 10 6 Pullmans/lights. Brass Lantern Clock Antique John in the middle. Not worn. €5 loco's, 3bachman / 2/47's one with London of Bristol brass lantern clock. $800 travisbarker33@li Dual Voltage Radial Arm Saw. 12 sound. Track, base boards builinch blade/1.5 horsepwr. For dings etc Best offer accepted. cross-cutting, miter cutting, in/out €1700 0176-96776870 19th Century Atkinson Lancaster

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Camel mittens, knitted, with gold buttons on the side. Handmade. For him and her, good, if you don´t like gloves or if you need a last minute gift. €13 sanjaya@li

ripping, and compound miter cutting. High quality! $400 or best of- I have some 1 and 2-day Paris fer 01636043150 kelipiec@ya Disney tickets I can sell for 10e/ 20e off. They are good between

English Windows XP Professional software orginal CD and serial number, also many other small computer items. €30 0177 2340234 Euro 5000 + worth UK oo Gauge model railway. Digital and sound with 5 DJH fine scale hand crafted loco's + Brass hand made carriages fine scale! 4yrs old €3200 0176-96776870 For Sale: Factory Brand New Unlocked Apple iPhone 4G 32GB/ Blackberry Bold, Storm. $349, email: Padi Scuba Diving Lessons Near PHV Heidelberg Contact Gary Portable AC unit / dehumidifier $150 01717454996

may 14th and sep 30th and we can't go any longer. eurotradert@ / 015114940668 Incense Sticks with lovely lavender, opium or vanilla scent. 20 Sticks in a hexagonal package, non opened. 3€ each package. Ask me for combinations.

Used cars WANTED All makes a models, all specs, also damaged. We pay cash and do all customs paperwork. Aldor Automobile. Heidelberg Fair prices • Call any time

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Metal Steamer Trunk; Great condition. 40"high, 30"deep, Little larger than a foot locker. Drawers on one side, hangers on other side. €50 4214107,

Oriental "medicine" chest with 6 drawers, 6 open spaces (drawers gone) solid wood, 4 foot high, 20 inches deep. €30 call emily 421 4107, email: aviatornow@hot Pocket dragons, land of the drag- ons and Enchantia Dragons. Va- Pino Brand Kitchen (Paid over 2K rious models and prices. Many re- Euro). Sink, Stove/Oven, Fridge/ tired piecesand some signed by Freezer, Various kitchen Cabinets. Author. 017653444578 / da Already apart - pick up in heim. $1800 nsptrione@hot Russian 1878 5 kopek copper

coin. Not mint but exceptional near mint condition. The Knight on the Horse in center is clearly visible. V. Attractive Coin €110 017696776870


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Antique Cabinets from the "Biedermeier Time" 160 years old! 1 big one & 1 small one with a mirror. Pictures on Classified World. €2500 together. Or 1500€ for the big cabinet & 1200€ for the smaller one w/mirrors. amweyrough@

nistration, and/or hands-on system security engineering? DRS is looking for you! We have openings for a VoIP Technician, a Systems Admin, and an Information Assurance Engineer. Keep your Tesa status, receive Hola/Cola, and enjoy the many benefits of living in Stuttgart! Apply here… Disclaimer: Offers of employment are contingent on how much of a Rock Star you really are.

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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.

Black leather living room chair by ikea, comfortable, low back and arms, great condition, you will have to pick it up. €30 aviatornow@ Translator Needed in Stuttgart, Dresser with mirror and six dra- Germany, Fluent in English and wers, dark wood, great condition German - 2 Yrs. Exp. Req. Contact Rebekah at 513-984-1800 $250 Entertainment center with 2 dra- ext. 119, fax 513-984-4909 or wers, dark wood, great condition email at rhasting@sterlingmed Avon - You know what it is! $300 Get a 10% discount on your first order costel Four piece beige Bassett furniPERSONAL ture set. Sofa, loveseat, chair with ottoman. $800 ajoliveira2003@ya All ads & pics can be viewed @ Ikea 3-Seater, color off white, model Ektorp for sale due to PCS. Only 13 months old, in very good condition. Original price 350 Euro. 0178-4508735 or sternchenbk@ya


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I am looking for a Navigon Transonic 5000 PNA using Mobile Navigation 5 and a North American map activation code. fritzj8@ya Single woman, 46/160/55kg loo- king for an nice American (caucasian) my age, who can speak Ger- Single person needs small studio man because my English is / 1 BR flat / apartment near / in bad...No games, Only Singles!!!! Schoenaich / Waldenbuch or Ech0160/6737687 (Text) terdingen, ASAP €400 emily: 421email: aviatornow@hot South-American lady, 40, brunet- 4107 te, seeks nice, well educated gent- leman from 35 to 50 for friendship or a possible bond. Still looking for a PowerVu ver with valid subscription for afn Warm - heated, great humor tv 32yrs single black lady with a generous touch of friendship seeks Tutors, Mentors, Coaches neeto find a happy relationship. ded this Summer - $$$ - 0160 3156501

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