July 12, 2013 - The Citizen

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Vol. 41, No. 14

Marina Fortun, 14 (from left), and Vince Stefano, 16, compete in the teen watermelon eating contest sponsored by FMWR’s Child, Youth and School Services.


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Tiffany Quilter, 7, sports patriotic makeup.

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Celebrating Stuttgart-style Nothing says “Independence Day” more than fireworks, hotdogs, watermelon and football — and Stuttgart military community members enjoyed these and much more during the U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart celebration held July 4 on Husky Field.

Sage Oldmixon enjoys a hotdog during the celebration. Entertainment included live bands, bouncy castles, arts and crafts activities for children and fireworks. Martin Greeson

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C.J. Fresia leaps to make a catch while the band Western Highway plays for the crowd. While waiting for the fireworks, people played horseshoes, cards, read and relaxed.

Garrison to offer new meal options on Patch By Susan Huseman USAG Stuttgart Public Affairs Office


hen the closure of the Black Stallion Inn Dining Facility on Patch Barracks was announced last month, many of its customers wondered where they would be able to get a quick, nutritious lunch. It turns out it will probably be the same place where they’ve always gotten one. Officials representing U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart, the Stuttgart Civilian Personnel Advisory Center and the local German Works Council are working on sealing the deal to place

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a German Kantine in Building 2386, the current location of the DFAC, according to Ed McCargo, the U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart Plans, Analysis and Integration chief. The DFAC, which has limited its customer base to active duty military members since June 30, is scheduled to close at the end of July as part of an Installation Management Command initiative to trim $300 million from its annual logistics budget. Lunch is the main hot meal of the day in Germany, and Kantines are employerprovided cafeterias where workers can eat a reasonably-priced hot lunch. They are part of the workforce tariff agreements for Army garrisons in

Germany, and are open to everyone, McCargo said. “Although the details are still being worked out, the Kantine, similar to those operating on Kelley Barracks and Panzer Kaserne, will serve breakfast, lunch, sandwiches, snacks and coffee,” said McCargo, estimating that the Kantine will open for business sometime in August. It is expected that the new Kantine would operate with hours similar to those of the German Kantine on Panzer, which is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. until 4 p.m. It will also offer a similar menu. Breakfast offerings will consist of German-style breakfast sandwiches

along with a ham, egg and cheese sandwich. Eggs, bacon and potatoes, yogurt and juices will also be available. For lunch, diners could expect pork steaks, chicken, risotto, schnitzel, goulash and other German or European dishes. McCargo said the menu would be posted weekly at the facility, allowing for customers to plan ahead. Other dining options on Patch Barracks include the Exchange-run Patch Food Court and Patch Eatery, a Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreationoperated outdoor grill, Manolito’s Mexican restaurant, and the Patch Commissary deli.

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Tresses trimmed for charity

Units welcome new leaders

Seven Stuttgart military community members donated over six feet of hair to the Locks of Love program June 27 to benefit disadvantaged children.

52nd Signal Battalion, and 1st Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne), both hosted change of command ceremonies on June 29, welcoming their new leaders.


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The Citizen, July 12, 2012

Commander’s Column

Stuttgart — I’m glad that I had the chance to live here Commentary by Col. Carl Bird USAG Stuttgart commander


ope and I are at the end of our tour here in Stuttgart, and I just want to say that I really am glad that I lived here. The last two years have been a great experience. This was our first European assignment, and it gave us the chance to explore much of what Stuttgart, Germany and Europe have to offer. We’ve enjoyed Stuttgart’s vibrant cultural scene, visiting its museums, concert halls and Col. Carl D. Bird castles, and taking part in the numerous festivals organized throughout the year: the wine village, Frühlingsfest, Volksfest and Christmas market. It’s been great fun. On the business side, the garrison’s German neighbors are one of our greatest assets. Over the years, the garrison has built confidence and trust with key German leaders in the greater Stuttgart area, and as a result, we have fantastic stationing support. Shortly after taking command of the garrison, I realized just how fortunate we were to be part of the greater Stuttgart military community.


Citizen Col. Carl D. Bird U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart Commander Public Affairs Officer Mark Howell mark.j.howell4.civ@mail.mil

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Hope and I have truly enjoyed calling U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart “home.” We love the small town, neighborly feel of the garrison: that everyone knows one another by name, that there are nice and generous people who are willing to help others out. We love that this is a joint services community and that we’ve been able to live among families of all service branches. I’d like to think that we now speak three more languages: Navy, Marine and Air Force! I am extremely fortunate and privileged to have been able to work in a joint services environment such as this. Not only has it been a unique and interesting experience, but the level of support the garrison has received from U.S. European and Africa Commands, and the other tenant units has been very inspiring. While the garrison offers some awesome programs and services, time and time again, it’s the partnerships with our tenant units that make them possible. This month’s annual Run to Remember, a collaboration between 1st Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group, and the garrison Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, is one example. School registration, where the garrison, the schools and the Exchange join forces to make registration easier for our families, is another. The Stuttgart Community Spouses Club Spring Bazaar, where hundreds of people pull together as one to benefit the community, is yet another. Excellence is everywhere. Last year, the USAG Stuttgart Army Substance Abuse Program won the Secretary of Defense Community Drug Awareness Award for its prevention and outreach efforts, for the second time in three years. The 1-10th SFG(A) Dining Facility on Panzer Kaserne earned top place in the military garrison category of the 2012 Philip A. Connelly Award for Excellence in Army Food Service. And the Stuttgart Law Center just received the Judge Advocate General’s Excellence in Claims Award for fiscal year 2011, for its handling of claims following the Stuttgart warehouse fire that

I’d like to think that we now speak three more languages: Navy, Marine and Air Force! occurred in October 2010. The fire destroyed the household goods of 121 military families, and in less than 24 hours of being notified, the community rallied into action with unselfish donations of money, clothing and furniture. But it doesn’t take a devastating event for an outpouring of generosity in this community. As evidence, I offer up this year’s Combined Federal Campaign, the most successful ever held in the Stuttgart military community, where service members and civilian employees donated more than $520,000 to support non-profit organizations that provide health and human service benefits throughout the world. And what about the community volunteers who donated more than 213,000 hours last year to assist local organizations and agencies, saving more than $4.5 million in labor costs? At a time of restructuring and financial belt tightening, their efforts continue to be tremendous, and my hat is off to them. And while the garrison will continue to be faced with fiscal challenges, you can be sure it will still forge forward to provide the best possible service to our service members, their families and our tenant units. Why? Because the garrison is staffed by professionals who understand their mission is to deliver superior services and support to the community. No matter who is in charge, they will continue to make USAG Stuttgart a better place to serve, live and play — one service member, one civilian and one family member at a time. Thank you all for making these past two years one of the most professionally and personally rewarding experiences I’ve ever had. I’ll see you all on the high ground.

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News According to the Workplace Bullying Institute, workplace bullying is the repeated mistreatment of a target by one or more perpetrators through verbal abuse; intimidation, offensive conduct; or work interference. Bullying begins with one person singling out a target. Before long, the bully easily recruits others to gang up on the target. www.photos.com

Workplace bullying a growing problem for employers, employees By Dawn Desjardins Special to the Citizen


tepping into a bully-free work environment may seem a luxury these days. Reported incidents having to do with bullying and harassment are on the rise, and believe it or not, workplace homicides are a daunting reality. In one year alone, workplace violence accounted for one out of five work-related deaths in the U.S. “Going postal,” a slang term used in some circles to characterize an extreme reaction to excessive stress, is no laughing matter. U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart took a proactive stand against workplace violence on June 28, when the Equal Employment Opportunity Office hosted a lunchtime class at Panzer Kaserne on bullying in the workplace. Bullying is defined as “repeated and unwanted actions by an individual or group intending to intimidate, harass, degrade or offend,” according to the Alternative Dispute Resolution Interagency Working Group, a central forum for information about the federal government’s use of ADR. According to the group, it is also an abuse or misuse of power, and psychological violence. “As a garrison, in order to make our environment more conducive to working, we need to address these issues,” said Dr. Ronnie Holmes, the EEO manager. The good news is that bullying can be lessened with recognition of the problem, desire for change and practice from the parties involved. The not-so-good news, reported Holmes, is that “Seventy to 80 percent of the bullies aren’t aware of what they are doing.” He noted the negative impact they can have on an entire organization, and touched on “the grey line between bullying and harassment,” noting the legal implications of the latter.

“The bully … may stretch [bully behaviors] up to that line, knowing they are safe,” Holmes said. The effects of bullying weigh on productivity, morale and psychological health, and may become an unbudgeted, heavy-hitting fiscal issue, as well. Holmes reported that the costs involving a case of harassment, which generally begins with bullying, “can range anywhere from $60,000 to $300,000, depending on how far it may go from the initial point of filing a complaint to as far as litigation and settlement.” The objectives of the EEO session were to define workplace harassment and bullying in the workplace, define employee responsibility as it relates to workplace bullying, and identify the best route for resolution of bullying complaints. Eshe Faulcon, an EEO specialist, was present and said the lunch and learn-style forum was chosen for the topic because “It is a casual, informal way to learn more [about a subject] that is hard to address in typical training environments.” Sonia Greer, an educator in family advocacy for Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, joined the class to gain knowledge. “There is a lot of media attention [on this topic] with kids and adults, as well. You can never go wrong with a refresher,” she said. Holmes closed the session with a stark forewarning, calling it “the calm before the storm. … Workplace violence is a result of bullying and harassment.” An EEO handout suggested that prevention is a fundamental solution: “… Remember the “golden rule” — treat coworkers exactly like you would like to be treated, — with dignity, respect, fairness and equality. Everyone deserves a workplace where they can perform their duties and responsibilities to the best of their ability — a workplace that is free of fear and full of respect.”

The Citizen staff will take a short publication break during July. We will return to print on Aug. 9. We wish all of our readers a safe, sunny summer!

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News & Notes USAG Stuttgart change of command to be held July 23 Col. John P. Stack will replace Col. Carl D. Bird as commanding officer of U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart during a change of command ceremony scheduled for July 23. The ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. on the Panzer Kaserne parade field, adjacent to USAG Stuttgart headquarters, Building 2949. Stack comes to USAG Stuttgart after serving as deputy commander for Special Operations Command (Forward), Pakistan. In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held in the Panzer Fitness Center, Building 2990.

Technology expo July 26 The Patch Barracks/Stuttgart Area Technology Exposition will be held on July 26 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Patch Barracks Fitness Center. The free event is hosted by Defense Information Systems Agency-Europe, and the Stuttgart chapter of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association. All military, civilian, and contractor personnel are invited. More than 70 exhibitors will demonstrate the latest in cloud computing, secure data storage, networking products and services, communication technologies, audio and visual equipment and more. To pre-register for this event, visit www.FederalEvents.com, click on “Patch Barracks,” choose the “To Attend” tab, and click on the Pre-Register link.

Child supervision guidance helps to protect children

The Army in Europe Child Supervision policy is meant to help parents safeguard their children. The guidance is based on the child’s grade in school, not age. Parents are ultimately responsible for the welfare and actions of their children. Failure to exercise parental responsibilities may constitute child neglect. For complete guidance and enclosures, visit www.stuttgart.army.mil and click on the command policies tab on the “Garrison” drop-down menu.

Navigating MEB/PEB process

Service members new to the Medical Evaluation Board and Physical Evaluation Board process can request help through the MEB Outreach Counsel. Licensed attorneys are available to provide information, advice and advocacy to Soldiers throughout the MEB and PEB process. The attorneys and paralegals receive specialized training on the Integrated Disability Evaluation System. For more information, visit https://www. jagcnet.army.mil/otjagosc. You can also call the Heidelberg office at 371-2091/civ. 06221-17-2091; the Vilseck office at 476-3358/civ. 09662-83-3358; or Landstuhl office at 590-8286/civ. 063719464-8286.


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Maj. Jason Rossi places an order for a chicken caesar salad July 3 with Jessilyn Artemitschuk at the Patch Eatery, as Stefano Esposito prepares the orders. Almost as top secret as the facilities that it shares with U.S. European Command, the Eatery, located well off the beaten path in the basement of Building 2301 on the J-Mall, serves breakfast and lunch from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. Susan Huseman

Sehne Bakery, in the Patch Food Court, has added breakfast sandwiches, a yogurt parfait and a fruit smoothie to its menu. On July 30, the bakery will begin to open at 6:30 a.m. Susan Huseman

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Customers wait in line to order sandwiches at the Patch Commissary deli July 5. Next month, work will begin to expand the deli, allowing for increased selection and speedier service.

New meal options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Continued from page 1 The Patch DFAC averaged about 300 customers a day during lunch. With these hungry, pressed for time diners now looking for alternative lunch spots, garrison officials intend to mitigate long lines and wait times through a variety of initiatives.

Patch Commissary The Defense Commissary Agency will expand the Patch Commissary deli. Plans call for the deli to relocate to the space that was once occupied by a pasta bar that closed in September 2010. In the new space, the commissary will continue to offer made-to-order sandwiches, rotisserie chicken and a salad bar, but will also add a self-serve food bar with a selection of hot entrees for quick mealtime solutions. The bakery operation will also be expanded. Jeff Rose, the Patch Commissary store director, estimates that customer throughput — the speed and volume of the flow of customers — will double when the expanded deli opens for business. The deli project is expected to start in August and be completed in November.

Patch Food Court For those looking at healthy fast food options, the Patch Food Court may be answer, if they select wisely. Subway has long promoted its selection of subs that offer less than six grams of fat. Taco Bell joins in with lower-fat alternatives found on its“Fresco” menu. Burger King and Sehne Bakery both offer salads. The Exchange recently added more seating in the food court to accommodate customers and plans to ensure that they will not have to wait in line longer than they already do. “We have speed-of-service goals for each of the food concepts, and we’ve added additional labor to meet them,” said Marc Floyd, the European Command Consolidated Exchange general manager.

Floyd explained that the goals vary with each brand. “At Subway, the sandwich is made right in front of the customer. This takes more time than getting a burger from Burger King.” To accommodate customers looking for breakfast options, both Sehne Bakery and Burger King will open 30 minutes earlier, at 6:30 a.m., beginning July 30. The German-owned bakery has expanded its selection of breakfast items, to include yogurt parfaits, a fruit smoothie and breakfast sandwiches. To promote the healthy choices available at the food court, the Exchange will distribute nutritional brochures and wallet cards, T-shirts and other giveaways at its facilities. From July 30 to Aug. 6, lunch customers will receive a coupon for 10 percent off of their meal when they visit the following day.

Patch Eatery Well off the beaten path, the Patch Eatery, tucked away in the basement of Building 2301 on the J-Mall, serves breakfast and lunch from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. “It’s convenient for those working in the J-Mall, but it is open to everyone. They have good food and good service,” said Floyd. Breakfast consists of eggs with ham or bacon. The lunch menu includes a variety of pastas, several entrée salads, to include a caprese salad made with tomatoes and mozzarella cheese, and a pork steak with french fries. The Eatery does a strong takeout business, but the small restaurant can accommodate 40 diners. As with all Exchange concepts, the Eatery takes U.S. dollars and euros.

Family and MWR Mobile Grill Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation operates a mobile barbecue grill in front of the Patch

Community Club, Building 2505. When raining, the grill will locate to the patio, in back of the club. The grill operates Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Here, customers on the go are able to grab burgers and hot dogs, and on occasion, ribs and wurst. Lunch plates come with chips and a soft drink. A hot dog plate will cost $4; a rib plate, $9, according to Karen White, the Patch Community Club manager.

Manolito’s Manolito’s is a Family and MWR-contracted Tex-Mex restaurant located in the Swabian Special Events Center (Building 2505), but its offerings are not limited to Mexican fare. The menu includes burgers, salads, sandwiches and steaks, in addition to burritos, quesadillas, tacos and fajitas. The restaurant serves lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. Take-out is available by calling 430-5758.

Java Cafe coming in near future… Possibly one the more exciting options is still on the horizon. Family and MWR intends to open a Java Café in Building 2325, next to the credit union. Along with specialty hot and cold beverages, the concept will offer gourmet boxed lunches, wraps, salads and other grab-and-go selections. Garrison officials estimate that the project will be completed by the end of the year.

DFAC to close July 31 The Black Stallion Inn Dining Facility will close its doors on July 31. A special farewell meal for active duty military only, will be offered July 27 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. A farewell meal for civilians was served June 29.

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COmmunity annOunCements

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AFRICOM Olympics The second annual AFRICOM Olympics will be held on Kelley Barracks Aug. 10. Members of U.S. Africa Command, Special Operations Command Africa and Marine Forces Africa, are invited to bring their families to participate in sporting events, children’s activities and a free barbecue. For more information, visit www. africom.mil/lync.asp.

USAREUR CSM visits During a visit to the Stuttgart military community July 3, the U.S. Army Europe senior enlisted advisor, Command Sgt. Maj. David Davenport, stopped by the Warrior Zone on Patch Barracks to meet Better Opportunities for Single Soldier members. Here he meets Pfc. Taylor Stewart (from left), Staff Sgt. Elizabeth Dillion and Tech Sgt. Edward Thomas.

ADAC car checks The German automobile club, Allgemeiner Deutscher AutomobilClub e.V., or ADAC, will conduct free vehicle checks July 16-17 at the AAFES gas station on Patch Barracks and July 18 on Kelley Barracks, behind Building 3360 on Birch Strasse. On all three days, checks will be available from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2-5 p.m. Three checks are offered: brakes, shocks and speedometer. ADAC members may choose two out of three checks, and non-members may choose one. For more information, contact the U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart Safety Office at 431-3134/civ. 07031-15-3134.

Join SGAWC in 37th annual Volksmarch The Stuttgart German-American Wandering Club will host its 37th annual Volksmarch on July 28 and 29. This year, the club will offer 6, 13 and 23 kilometer walks through the hilly terrain of Stuttgart. Organizers say about six km. of the trails are stroller friendly. On Saturday, walkers may start from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the 6 and 13 km. walks; and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for the 23 km. walk. On Sunday, the start times for the 6 and 13 km. walks are from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.; from 8 a.m. to noon for the 23 km. walk. The start hall is located in Heumaden, at Kemnater Strasse 50, 70619 Stuttgart.

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For more information, including GPS coordinates, visit the club’s website at www.sgawc.org.

Annual TARP briefings scheduled this month U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart will hold Threat Awareness and Reporting Program briefings July 17 at 9 and 11 a.m., and 1 and 3 p.m. in the Patch Theater. On July 23, briefings will be held 9 and 11 a.m., and 1 and 3 p.m. in the Kelley Theatre. All military and civilian personnel, regardless of branch of service, are required to receive a TARP briefing at least once a year. Family members are also encouraged to attend. For more information, contact your unit’s security manager.

Appointments needed at Wellness Center Because of staffing shortages, the Army Wellness Center Stuttgart is currently operating with limited capabilities. To better serve customers, walk-in service has been discontinued. The Wellness Center, located in Building 2337 on Patch Barracks, is open Monday through Friday

from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and on Friday, from 7:30 a.m. to noon. To make an appointment, call 430-4073/civ. 0711-680-4073.

Community Banks to open later July 25 The Community Banks on Patch and Kelley Barracks, and Panzer Kaserne will be closed for training the morning of July 25. The banks will open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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 Aug. 15, Sept. 19 and Oct. 17 at 1 p.m. in Building 2913 on Panzer Kaserne. Information will be provided from various agencies, to include transportation, customs, medical and dental clinics, Tricare, vehicle registration, housing and Army Community Service. 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.

Find out more about your local commissary Want to know more about your local commissary, such as hours of operation, store details, where to find products and how to contact your commissary manager? Just log onto www.commissaries.com. The site also includes recipes, coupon links and scholarship information. Commissary shoppers can also make a customized shopping list based on products available at their commissary.

Free lunch with USO The USO Stuttgart mobile canteen will serve free hamburgers, chips and drinks to the community twice this month: • July 25, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot behind Building 2915 on Panzer Kaserne; and • July 26 at the Patch Commissary from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The USO is located in Building 2915 on Panzer Kaserne. For more information on its programs, visit http://affiliates.uso. org/stuttgart or call 431-3505/civ. 07031-15-3505.

Learn CPR The American Red Cross Stuttgart Station will offer an adult and pediatric first aid/CPR/ AED class on July 28 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Room 314, Building 2915, Panzer Kaserne. Advance registration is required for this class. The cost is $55. For more information, stop by the Red Cross Office in Building 2915 on Panzer Kaserne or call 431-2812/civ. 07031-15-2812.

Join Fit for Life Family and Morale Welfare and Recreation fitness centers will host Fit for Life, a six-month fitness training and tracking program designed to increase the fitness levels of community members. Participants will track their miles and/or minutes of aerobic, strength or flexibility activities and earn incentive awards when they reach their mileage goals. The program runs through the end of the year. For more information, call 4307136/civ. 0711-680-7136. Send community-wide announcements to stuttgartmedia@ eur.army.mil


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Carl Steffen (from left), Samantha Poteete, Jennifer Zeitler, Jessica Rasco, Emily Zeilter, 13, Mikayla Hall, 11, and Callista Rasco, 7, show off their new ‘dos’ after donating a collective 80 inches to Locks of Love.

After donating 10 inches of her hair to Locks of Love, Callista Rasco, 7, has her hair styled to match a doll she brought in as a model.

Good hair day: Story & photos by Gloria Colon-Buzatu USAG Stuttgart Public Affairs Office


air has long been regarded a symbol of beauty and health. Losing it as an adult can be traumatic enough. It’s even more distressing for a child. That’s why seven Stuttgart military community members donated over six feet of hair to the Locks of Love program June 27. The Florida-based nonprofit organization provides prosthetic wigs made from human hair to children 6 to 21 years of age in the U.S. and Canada who suffer from various forms of alopecia, an auto-immune disorder that causes the hair follicles to shut down, or other conditions that cause long-term medical hair loss.

A hair stylist cuts Jessica Rasco’s 10 inch ponytail for a Locks of Love donation.

Community members donate 80 inches of hair to ‘Locks of Love’ program

For Jessica Rasco, it was a family affair. She and her two daughters, Callista, 7, and Mikayla Hall, 11, each donated at least 10 inches of hair. “It’s the right thing to do,” Rasco said. They were joined by Jennifer Zeitler and daughter Emily, 13; Carl Steffen and Samantha Poteete. The group met up for a mass hair-cutting session at a salon in Vaihingen to have their tresses trimmed according to Locks of Love procedures. Many of them had donated before. A repeat donor since 1998 — when Locks of Love first started — Poteete, a Navy lieutenant commander, donated 15 inches, which put her over her goal of 100 inches. For Poteete, it was not a sacrifice. “Your hair just grows … there’s no effort involved,” she said. But it wasn’t so easy for Jennifer Zeitler, as she

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watched the stylist cut daughter Emily’s hair. “She’s got gorgeous hair. I’ve been taking care of her hair since she was a baby, and it’s hard to see it all go,” she said, visibly emotional. “It’s a mother daughter thing.” Zeitler, inspired by her daughter, decided then and there to give up her own hair to the delight of the others, who in the days leading up to the event, had tried to coax her into donating, without success. Since retiring from the military, the lone male of the bunch, Carl Steffen, has provided his hair to the charity three times. “It’s just hair, and it grows back,” he said. Because Locks of Love is a program for children, Steffen’s gray hair will be sold by the charity to offset the manufacturing costs of a prosthesis, which typically retails between $3,500 and $6,000.

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Patient liaison retires after 43 years of service By Susan Huseman USAG Stuttgart Public Affairs Office


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Rosie Sipley, the “original� patient liaison for U.S. Army Health Clinic Stuttgart since 1998, retired June 29 after more than 43 years of service to the U.S. Army.

he beauty of birth, the devastation of disease — up to her last day of work as a patient liaison coordinator, Rosie Sipley has experienced the ups and downs of the lives of the people she has advocated for. Sipley retired June 30 after 20 years of helping Stuttgart military community members navigate the German health care system, and perhaps more remarkably, after more than 43 years of service to the U.S. Army. “Rosie has just been a superstar, not only in the clinic, but in the Stuttgart military community. I could always rely on Rosie to be at work and do her job. She never missed a day,� said Col. Larry Connell, the health clinic commander, at Sipley’s retirement party last month. Connell said Sipley was solely responsible for the hospital bus tours, labor and delivery tours, and the birth certificate assistance program. “She started them on her on accord and initiative, and she’s done an awesome job with them,� he said. Sipley, a local national employee, began her career with the Army in 1968 as a clerk in the civilian personnel office at Robinson Barracks. After two years, she transferred to 5th General Hospital; eventually working her way up the ladder to become the



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civilian personnel officer. When the hospital closed at the end of 1992, Sipley went to work at the health clinic on Patch Barracks as a patient liaison coordinator trainee. “Of course, being in civilian personnel, I had no medical experience,â€? Sipley said. But through on the job training, “I learned a lot.â€? As a patient liaison, Sipley, visited American patients in the area hospitals and assisted with cultural and language issues. “I tell them in Germany, just because it’s done differently doesn’t mean that it’s wrong,â€? Sipley said. Assisting patients and acting as an intermediary between doctors, nurses and hospital staff allowed Sipley to do what she said she enjoys most: help people. “They’re sick, they’re in a strange country, their tolerance level for things that are different is at rock bottom,â€? Sipley said of her patients. But helping people cope with some of the most intense, raw and intimate experiences they may ever endure can be draining, no matter how deeply one loves the job. “Sometimes all I do is hold their hands and tell them we’re going to get through this ‌ and explain the next step, when it is happening ‌ why it is happening. “Many times I’ve gone home and

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The ‘power’ of change: managing garrison utilities

Story & photo by Carola Meusel USAG Stuttgart Public Affairs Office


ost people don’t even blink an eye when they power on their computers, turn on a television, jump in a hot shower or pull out a bag of popcorn from the microwave. We want electricity, heat and water when we want it. But when it comes to delivering utilities in U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart, there’s even more to it. It is critical to the missions of U.S. European Command and U.S. Africa Command, with deployed troops all over the world, to be able to communicate 24/7. A power outage is not a welcomed event. In USAG Stuttgart, employees work every day to ensure these necessities are provided. One of these employees is Josef Werner Meschenmoser, a local national civil engineer who works with the Directorate of Public Works’ Operation and Maintenance Division. Meschenmoser started working for the U.S. Forces on Jan. 1, 1980, two weeks after he returned from a two-year tour in Saudi Arabia, where he worked for a German company. “Back then I was informed by the German job center that the U.S. Forces in Stuttgart was searching for local national employees and I applied for a job,” Meschenmoser said. He first reported to duty at Grenadier Kaserne in Zuffenhausen, where he worked for the Engineering Resources Management Division of the Directorate of Engineering and Housing, today’s DPW. In 1983, Meschenmoser became the chief of that division. His duties included facility inspection and cost estimates. In 1992, when VII Corps left Stuttgart, many installations were closed and reduction in force measures were conducted — mainly affecting the local national work force. Meschenmoser received a cancellation of his work contract. However, a few days later, the termination was repealed and he relocated from Grenadier Kaserne to Patch Barracks, to oversee the base maintenance contract for Patch Barracks and the Stuttgart Army Airfield, he said. During the following years, the contract was expanded to cover the maintenance of all Stuttgart installations. In 2001, he relocated again, this time from Patch to Kelley Barracks. His mission was the establishment of a new utility planning and systems branch for DPW’s Operation and Maintenance Division. “Our branch contractually and technically main-

Not only do we have to ensure that we are maintaining the military installation, but that we are taking care of the people who live here. Josef Werner Meschenmoser Civil engineer

Josef Werner Meschenmoser, a local national civil engineer who works with the USAG Stuttgart Directorate of Public Works’ Operation and Maintenance Division, reviews utility invoices June 28 before authorizing payment. tains the military installations with water, sewage, heat, electricity, gas and oil,” Meschenmoser said. Throughout the following 11 years, and with the new utility branch, many things changed in USAG Stuttgart. In-house utility operations were phased out and services were contracted out. That is because the water, electricity and heat services for Patch, Kelley and Robinson Barracks were privatized, and now are the responsibility of Energie Baden Württemberg (EnBW) utility company. With the privatization, 15 kilometers of new water pipes were installed throughout all three installations and high voltage electricity lines were replaced on Kelley Barracks, according to Meschenmoser. Other projects included major renovations of three power plants for EUCOM, the Defense Information Systems Agency and 52nd Signal Battalion, all on Patch Barracks. “These commands are critical and have to be equipped with a backup power system in case of a power outage,” Meschenmoser said. Another change affected the garrison’s heating systems. “The garrison used to own and operate oil heating plants on Kelley, Robinson and Patch Barracks,”

Meschenmoser said. These plants are now operated by EnBW. Panzer Kaserne is the only remaining installation with its own oil heating plant. According to Meschenmoser, the plant will no longer be operated by the garrison, as Panzer will be connected to the local community district heat system in October 2013. With EnBW now responsible for the maintenance and delivery of water, heating and electricity, the utility systems branch acts as a liaison between U.S. Forces and the German authorities, ensuring compliance with both German and American standards pertaining to utility management. The branch also reviews the contracts and makes payments. In 33 years of working for the U.S. Forces, Meschenmoser has stayed flexible and adjusted to the ever-changing structure and requirements of the garrison. To his co-workers, Meschenmoser has always been rock solid. “He has always been there for his employees,” said Hans-Joachim Kalweit of the DPW operation and maintenance division. “We can always rely on him for advice, and he is always willing to share his knowledge.” All one has to do is ask and Meschenmoser can easily rattle off details and events related to utilities, even after all these years. He seems to have really lived his job. Perhaps it is because he truly cares. Meschenmoser said he has always felt connected to the Stuttgart military community and its people, from a private to a general, or a civilian employee to a EUCOM ambassador. “Not only do we have to ensure that we are maintaining the military installation, but that we are taking care of the people who live here,” he said.



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New commanders take charge

Lt. Col. Robert A. Vitt (from left) the outgoing commander, Col. Jimmy Hall, commander of 2nd Signal Brigade, and Lt. Col. David J. Lambrecht, the incoming commander of 52nd Signal Battalion, present arms during 52nd Signal Battalion’s change of command held at Patch Barracks on Washington Square June 29. Tech Sgt. David Hartung plays with the U.S. Air Force Five Star Brass Band during 52nd Signal Battalion’s change of command.

Lt. Col. Robert Berg, the new commander of 1st Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne), speaks during the change of command ceremony held on the Panzer Kaserne parade field June 29. Berg assumed command from Lt. Col. Isaac J. Peltier.

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Explore history, fun in Stuttgart’s ‘bean quarter’ Story by Carola Meusel USAG Stuttgart Public Affairs Office

Visitors enjoy food, drinks and company during last year’s “Bohnenviertelfest� at Stuttgart’s historic bean quarter. The timbered building in the background is the “Schellenturm,� or “handcuff tower,� that was built in 1564 as part of the city fortification. The Schellenturm received its name from the “Schellenwerkern,� prisoners who had to fulfill their public service and wore leg irons to prevent them from escaping. Today, the Schellenturm houses a Swabian wine restaurant.


tuttgart takes great pride in its annual fests and cultural outings. Locals and visitors alike find themselves confronted with endless opportunities for outdoor fests and “must doâ€? happenings, especially during the summer months. Almost every fest celebrates a historic event, anecdote or tradition, as does the “Bohnenviertelfest,â€? or bean quarter’s fest, that will be held July 19-21 in downtown Stuttgart. The bean quarter was founded in the 15th century and was one of Stuttgart’s first housing areas to be built outside the city fortification. The quarter was mainly occupied by the city’s poorer residents, such as craftsmen and vintners, who worked there as well. The name “Bohnenviertel,â€? or bean quarter, originates in the fact that most of its residents grew pole beans and vegetables in their gardens to feed their families. For years, the residents knotted beans on strings so that they grew like garlands around the housing facades. When WĂźrttemberg’s crown prince Karl was born in 1823, residents of the Bohnenviertel announced: “Erbse, Bohne, Linse: Hurra, mer hent en Prinze!â€? which translates to: Pea, bean, lentil — hurray, we have a prince!â€? In the 19th century, vendors, craftsmen and day laborers settled in the quarter. Flower, vegetable, jewelry, antique shops and restaurants opened, setting ground for the neighborhood’s eclectic atmosphere. The Bohnenviertel even played a part in the development of the automobile. According to Monika Kurfess of the “Handels-und Gewerbeverein Bohnenviertel,â€? a business association of all vendors in the quarter, the “bodyâ€? for the first automobile came from the Bohnenviertel. While it’s common knowledge that Gottlieb Daimler invented and built the first gas engine in Bad Cannstatt, in 1886, the bean quarter’s Wilhelm Wimpff factory supplied him with a horse carriage that he later converted into the first four-wheeled automobile. According to the “Geschichte des Bohneviertels,â€? or history of the bean quarter information paper, people who lived in the bean quarter were described by fellow Stuttgart residents as “uniqueâ€? and “eccentric.â€?

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Today, the quarter, which is the only originally preserved part of Stuttgart’s historic downtown area, still sticks to this motto and features small, unique stores, arts and crafts, restaurants, bars and coffee shops, according to Kurfess. “It’s the charm of this historic quarter that makes it so very special,� Kurfess said. “Everything here is smaller and a little different.� Visitors to the bean quarter will find furniture, interior decorations, antiques, jewelry, books, galleries, arts and crafts as well as traditional Swabian wine restaurants, Italian, Greek, Russian and Asian cuisine and specialty stores. The tradition of the Bohnenviertelfest dates back to 1991, when local merchants decided to form a business association to reestablish the quarter’s historic heritage. Ever since, on the last weekend in July, patrons crowd the streets and alleys of the Bohnenviertel for the annual outing. During the street festival, visitors have the chance to tour and explore the bean quarter’s cobblestoned streets, hidden alleys and timbered houses. According to Kurfess, patrons can also stroll through the shops and even take a glimpse into a studio or production hall of an interior designer. “The fest is like an open house for all our visitors and they have the chance to look behind the scenes

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At your leisure Festivals Stuttgart will host the Lichterfest, or festival of lights, July 14 from 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the “Höhenpark” Killesberg park and leisure area. The event will feature a 25-minute fireworks display set to music, at 10:15 p.m., and the entire park area will be “magically” illuminated. Beside the firework and light shows, the event will offer a “Zauberwald,” or magic forest, where according to the event press release, visitors will be taken on a journey of lights, shadows, colors, mystic music, sounds and voices. Bands will also entertain the crowds with pop, rock, soul, blues and electro tunes throughout the event. Patrons can indulge in Swabian, Italian, French and American foods and beverages. Trampolines, a hands-on circus, bouncing castles and various playgrounds throughout the Killesberg park area will offer child-friendly activities. Entrance tickets cost €13. Family tickets (two adults and two children 15 years old or younger) cost €29 when purchased early, and €16 or €35 at the event. Tickets can be purchased by calling civ. 0711-25555-55 or at info@easyticket.de. The Höhenpark Killesberg is located at Am Kochenhof 1, 70192 Stuttgart. For more information, visit www.lichterfest-stuttgart.de.


A 25-minute fireworks show will be the highlight of this year’s “Lichterfest” festival July 14. The event will be held at the Killesberg park and leisure area.

The Fashion and Music festival will be held July 27-28 at the Outlet City in Metzingen. The event will run July 27 from 2-11 p.m. and July 28, from noon until 11 p.m. The festival will feature international stars, such as Amy MacDonald, Aura Dione and Marlon Roudette. For house and electro beat enthusiasts, popular European disc jockeys, such as Ian Carey, Mike Kronenberger und Steven Harding, will present their latest musical creations. Entertainment, fashion shows and workshops will also be offered. For a pure summer feeling, visitors can take a break at the beach area, complete with palm trees and sun beds. Entrance to the festival is free. The Outlet City Metzingen is located at 72555 Metzingen. For more information, visit www.fashion-music.net or www. outletcity.com.

with live bands playing rock tunes from the 1960s and 70s, acoustic pop and reggae, and can also hit the dance floor. Fine regional food, as well as freshly brewed beer and wines from the Württemberg area will be served. On July 29, the fest will start with a “Frühschoppen,” a brunch with beer, at 11 a.m. A children’s program will be offered, and kids are also welcome to play at the garden and leisure area surrounding the barn. Entrance to the event is free. For more information, visit www.freiberger-scheunenfest.de.

The Henkersfest will run July 25-28 at the “Wilhelmsplatz” square in downtown Stuttgart. The fest will be open July 25 and 26 from 4 p.m. to 1 a.m., July 27 from 3 p.m. to 1 a.m., and July 28 from 2 p.m. to 1 a.m. The outdoor event will feature international foods and a cocktail bar, as well live bands. For more information, visit www.henkersfest.de or www.cafestella.de. Backnang will host the Badisches Markgrafenfest July 28-29 in the historic downtown area. On July 28, the event will run from 11 a.m. until midnight, and July 29 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Vendors will offer Swabian and Alemannic arts and crafts, such as pottery, jewelry, soaps and herbs throughout the event. Regional food and wines from Swabia and the Baden area will be offered. Arts and crafts for children are available, as well. The event will take place at Stiftshof and Freithof, 71522 Backnang. For more information, visit www.backnang.de. The Scheunenfest, or barn fest, in Freiberg, on the Neckar River, will run July 27-30. The fest will be held at the “Alte Scheune,” an old barn adjacent to the Gewerbegebiet Ried, 71691 Freiberg am Neckar. On July 27, the fest will kick off at 5 p.m., on July 28 at 4 p.m., July 29 at 11 a.m., and July 30 at 5 p.m. Music lovers will be entertained


The “Stuttgarter Sommerfest” is known as one of Germany’s most beautiful summer fests. This year’s event will run from Aug. 2-5 and spans from Schlossplatz and the Neues Schloss to the State Opera.

The Stuttgarter Sommerfest, or summer fest, will run Aug. 2-5. The fest will span from Schlossplatz and the Neues Schloss to the State Opera, and will be open Aug. 2 from 11 a.m. until midnight, Aug. 3 and 4 from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m., and Aug. 5 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. The event will feature 33 live bands playing South American, rock, swing, soul and jazz tunes. Summer cocktails, Swabian food, as well as fine seafood will be offered. Visitors can eat in elegant pavilion tents or stroll along the festively illuminated theater lake. For more information, visit www.sommerfest-stuttgart.de.

The Schlemmermarkt food festival will run Aug. 3-5 at the Marktplatz in downtown Sindelfingen. On Aug. 3, the festival will be open from 5 p.m. until midnight, Aug. 4 from 11 a.m. until midnight, and Aug. 5 from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. The event will feature fine regional and international cuisine, and beverages, and will also feature entertainment with live country and western, and jazz bands. A fireworks display is scheduled for Aug. 4 at 10:45 p.m. On Aug. 5, a gospel service will be held from 11 a.m. until noon at the Marktplatz. For more information, visit www.sindelfingen.org and click on the City Marketing link. Esslingen will host the Zwiebelfest from Aug. 3-13 at the Marktplatz in the historic downtown area. The fest will be open Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. until midnight. The tradition of the fest dates back to the Middle Ages. According to the legend, the devil requested an apple from a woman at Esslingen’s market. Instead of an apple, the cagey woman provided the devil with an onion. Once the devil tasted the “fake” apple, he screamed: “These are your apples! That’s ridiculous. This is an onion, a spicy onion. And that is why from now on you will be called ‘onions’ instead of ‘Esslinger.’” According to the story, shortly after the incident, the devil left Esslingen and never returned. Hearty Swabian food, to include onion cake, as well as local wines and “Sekt,” or sparkling wines, will be offered. For more information, visit www.esslingerzwiebelfest.de.


The “Esslinger Zwiebelfest” celebrates the city’s legend of the onion every year with hearty regional food and wines. This year’s fest will run Aug. 3-13.

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What’s happening in FMWR Connect at the C.A.R.E. Fair Aug. 18 Connect with your community and learn all about U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart and Family and MWR at the Community Activities Registration and Education Fair on Aug. 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Exchange Mall on Panzer Kaserne. From official garrison organizations to private organizations, over 60 organizations will be on hand to share what they have to offer.

Party with BOSS Enjoy fantastic food, music, dancing, prizes and fun with Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers and service members from all services on July 21 from 6-10 p.m. at the Marriott Hotel in Sindelfingen. Cover charge is $5. For more information, call the Stuttgart BOSS president at 4307135/civ. 0711-680-7135.

Sunday bingo Stop by the Patch Community Club every Sunday for bingo and a chance to win over $3000 in

prizes. Doors open 1 p.m., and play starts 3 p.m. For more information, call 421-5433/civ. 0711-680-5433.

Run to Remember

Register now for the Run to Remember half marathon and 5K and honor those service members who died after 9/11. The race will be held July 21. The opening ceremony begins at 8:30 a.m. The half marathon starts at 9 a.m.; the 5K starts at 10 a.m. Sign up at any U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart fitness center. For more information, call 430-7136/civ. 0711-680-7136.

Lunchtime grill Hungry for a burger, hotdog or a brat? Then head to the outdoor grill at the Patch Community Club Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. On Wednesday, try the pork steak; ribs are served on Friday. For more activities, or to join the Family and MWR email list, visit www.stuttgartmwr.com or facebook.com/familyandmwr.

Coming to Patch Theater July 13 — The Amazing Spiderman (PG-13) 2 p.m., Think Like A Man (PG-13) 5 p.m., Savages (R) 7 p.m., The Amazing Spiderman (PG-13) 10 p.m. July 14 — The Amazing Spiderman (PG-13) 1 and 4 p.m., Think Like A Man (PG-13) 7 p.m., Savages (R) 10 p.m. July 15 — The Amazing Spiderman (PG-13) 1 and 4 p.m., Think Like A Man (PG-13) 7 p.m. July 16— The Amazing Spiderman (PG-13) 6 p.m. July 17 — Think Like A Man (PG13) 6 p.m. July 18— The Avengers (PG-13) 6 p.m. July 19 — Ramona and Beezus (G) 3 p.m., Battleship (PG-13) 6 p.m. July 20 — Ice Age: Continental Drift (PG) 2, 4 and 6 p.m., What To Expect When Expecting (PG13) 9 p.m. July 21 — Ice Age: Continental Drift (PG) 2 and 4 p.m., What To

Expect When Expecting (PG-13) 7 p.m., Men In Black 3 (PG-13) 10 p.m. July 22 — Ice Age: Continental Drift (PG) 2 p.m., What To Expect When Expecting (PG-13) 4 p.m., Snow White And The Huntsman (PG-13) 7 p.m. July 23 — Ice Age: Continental Drift (PG) 6 p.m. July 24 — Legend Of The Guardians: The Owls Of Ga’hoole (G) 3 p.m., What To Expecting When Expecting (PG-13) 6 p.m. July 25 — Men In Black 3 (PG13) 6 p.m. July 26 — The Tale Of Despereaux (G) 3 p.m., Snow White And The Huntsman (PG-13) 6 p.m., The Dark Knight (PG-13) 9 p.m., The Dark Knight Rises (PG-13) midnight For more movie listings, visit www. shopmyexchange.com. The Patch Theater phone number is civ. 0711120-8222.

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Crossword Puzzle

The Citizen, July 12, 2012 Across 1. Russian world chess champion who lost the title to Bobby Fischer in 1972 (5,7)

29. 18th century Italian physiologist who pioneered the therapeutic use of electricity (7)

7. Fir or pine wood (4)

30. Film for which Holly Hunter, Anna Paquin and Jane Campion won Oscars in 1993 (3,5)

11. US state containing the national monument Shoshone Cavern (7) 12. 1992 comedy film with Whoopi Goldberg and Maggie Smith (6,3) 13. French philosopher and writer whose works epitomize the Age of Enlightenment (8) 14. Actress whose name was used for an inflatable life jacket (3,4) 16. Highly poisonous metallic element, with the chemical symbol As (7) 17. City of northwest Colombia that was once the richest port on the Spanish Main (9) 18. The religious and classical literary language of India (8) 20. Musical direction to go back to the point indicated by the sign (3,5) 24. Italian film director whose films include La Notte and Zabriskie Point (9)

This is the solution to the crossword puzzle from June 28!

27. Hormone that regulates the amount of glucose in the blood (7)

32. A scientific name or algebraic expression of three terms (9) 33. French playwright whose works, such as Antigone, juxtapose harsh reality and fantasy (7) 34. Mining and industrial region of western Germany (4) 35. Novel by Mary Shelley, published in 1818 (12) Down 1. Weapons for toxophilites (4) 2. A light-sensitive pigment in the retina, also known as visual purple (9) 3. A strong rich cheese, often with blue veins, originally made in Leicestershire (7) 4. Opera by Ruggiero Leoncavallo first performed in 1892 (9) 5. Roman coin worth a quarter of a denarius (8) 6. Territory in the western Himalayas divided between India and Pakistan (7) 8. Display stand with open shelves (7)

9. Department of France with Agen as its capital (3-2-7) 10. Husband of Helen of Troy (8) 15. The unlawful killing of a human being without malice aforethought (12) 19. Any herbivorous marsupial of the family Macropodidae (8) 21. Leading lady in films of the 30s and 40s, once a singer with Rudy Vallee’s band (5,4) 22. A dish of boneless cooked white poultry or fish served cold in jelly (9) 23. An athletic contest in skiing and shooting (8) 25. Fringed shawl worn by some Jewish men, especially at prayer (7) 26. English actor, producer and director given a life peerage in 1970 (7) 28. Small pegs or plugs for stopping the vents of casks (7) 31. A title of respect used in Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, and other countries of Asia (4)

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Beautiful new, modern style home in Engenhahn Wilderness Park. Affordable for double housing family. â‚Ź1100000 Email: pschellhammer@gmx.net / 061288606889 Duplex House near K-town. Sale or rent (â‚Ź1,550) 5 bedr, 3 baths, 2 b.i.k., carport. Call owner. â‚Ź225000 483-5703 or 06205-6088

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04 Honda Odyssey EX-L, 59000 miles, 1 owner, leather, 6 CD, 10" DVD w/ wireless headsets, nav. sys, remote starter...2 new tires, best Minivan avail $14950 01622565269 1969 Mustang! Show condition! engine built up to much to list! Very fast and clean! Will turn heads everywhere! Classic american muscle! â‚Ź25000 bobbyb223@ gmail.com handy 015162618625 1996 BMW 320i M-Sport, 6 cyl, manual trans, 4 door, a/c, heated seats, new snow tires. 191,000 km, German spec. More zip than 4-cyl 316 or 318. Fun! $5499 matt.skone@gmail.com 1997 BMW 316I Only 113000m, Manual Trans, in excellent condition, sunroof, cd player, all power options, looks great and is in perfect mechanical order $3700 hm198680@yahoo.com 2001 Audi A3 Only 83000m Manual trans, leather interior, heated seats, reverse parking sensors, all power options, immaculate condition inside and out $9800 raymunzer@yahoo.com/ 01623750236 2001 Honda civic ex, red w/black interior, Manual (5 Speed), approx 143,000 miles, air bags, spoiler, stereo w/CD player/iPod input, sm dent bk bumper ria282003@ya hoo.com 2003 Toyota 4runner SR5, black w/grey interior, automatic, approx 131,000 miles, A/C, stereo, airbags, 4 wheel drive $8800 ria282003@yahoo.com 2004 auto Honda Accord EX, US Spec, 96K mls, leather, moon roof, powr/dual htd sts, kyls entry, XMrad, Call Brandon@ 0151-25927032. See @Ramstein Lemon Lot $8900 2005 Dodge Neon SXT w/ SRT pkg4 dr, blk ext/blk int, 2.0L I-4, 5 sp man 132hp@5600 rpm/130lb-ft @4600 rpm Less than 42K orig. miles Avail 16 June $5500 0152210-95777 / matthewbright@ me.com 2005 Honda CR-V. 76,000 miles. Excellent condition. 4 doors, automatic transmission, seats 5 people. Miles per gallon: City 20/Hwy 25. $8500 henley.jones@trade.gov 2005 Nissan Quest, must sell! Side airbags, remote push button sliding doors / trunk, DVD player w/ wireless headphones, CD player with Bose system 91k miles $10900 032-212-270751 or 0171-473-5099 or beaversdaniel@ yahoo.com 2006 Ford Escape AWD, grey, 109,000 mainly highway miles, auto trans, newer tires, runs great $6900 chicagoccatt@gmail.com

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AUTOS All ads & pics can be viewed @ www.class-world.eu

2007 Cadillac CTS, 69K miles, New Tires, New Battery, Leather Interior, XM Radio, On-Star, Wood Paneling, US Specs In MINT condition!! $17000 +49 151 42460031 or joellekeller@ya hoo.com 2008 Audi A4 SE. 2.0T AT 4D Sedan. Excellent Condition! Special Edition includes 17" wheels, leather seating, premium stereo, and sunroof. 61k miles $18300 01709611782 / bbrfmartin@ gmail.com 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@ gmail.com

2011 Kia Sorento LX- 12,850 miles. White Exterior-Tan/black Interior. 5 Seater. Nothing wrong with with vehicle. $21,000 OBO. 01717534931/ sgjohnson_89@hot mail.com

Great family car, color white, around 62.000 miles, 2007, one owner, GPS and the entire technology package. Call 015124147627 $21000

2012 Toyota Tundra Limited for sale: for $21800 almost like new and a 2011 Nissan Pathfinder: $11.500 jamnatnick@yahoo.com or jamnatnick@hotmail.com

I need a reliable car for work! If anyone knows about a car, that is just sitting around collecting dust, please contact me. I need a car for work!!!! $500 jason.deuster@ Attention: BMW 320d Touring, amedd.army.mil Model 2004, second hand, well maintained, non-smoking, 6-gear stick shift, all leather seats, power dorrs/windows/brakes, sunroof, stereo CD, A/C, new tires & battery & oil change. 65miles a gallon. Only €6950 0172-676 2717

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 thony.bartzis@usafricom.mil / 01706381195

Opel Corsa 2000. 5 speed., 4 door, hatch. Winter/Summer wheels incl. Maintained. Garage Kept. Only 2 owners. Approx 38 mpg. Great on Autobahn. Color white with black trim. $2500.00 OBO Avail last week of June. Call 01522 688 5701 Pontiac Bonneville 1998 - Automatic-Maroon metallic-leather seats-4 electric windows-new US Spec BMW X3 3.0si ~25K mitransmission-new tires-remote les Stuttgart area. Fully loaded. daniel.smallwood@ key-new breaks-good condition $26000 gmail.com €3000 cknoerzer@hotmail.de

BMW 325i sport 1993, Automatic Transmission, 6 cylinder 150 HP with Full Options (leather, ..), inspection guarantee. $3200 015117610336 BMW X5, Mod. 2006, 3.0d, 217HP, AWD, perf. cond. 153000km, steptronic, leather seats, GPS, Glass roof, xenon, etc. fully equip. no accid. last BMW insp/svc 2012. $24600 0173-9025911

2009 Ford Ranger XLT Supercab Blue, Blk & Gry int, 5spd man 207hp, 4.0 V6, 6-Ft bed Rad / CD/ MP3, Dealer maint. 23,500mi See Ramstein resale lot $16500 01623 BMW, 520I, 2002 Must Go! 5150413 SPD/60K Orig miles! Blk met/Very 2009 Nissan Sentra. 34K mi. Au- nice car w/ many options; Xeon tomatic. New ceramic brakes, lights/rain sensor/park sensors/6 front tires. Incl extra full size tire, disc changer/cruise & more! jumper cables, saftey equip. Con- $8500 0173-7948404 rwalter007@ tact Jenni 015112760883 $9700 yahoo.com jennwinkelman@yahoo.com, Ford Mustang convert 0821300 015112760883 Miles https://picasaweb.goo2010 BMW 550 GT Private Seller! Free Shipping back to the U.S! Fully Loaded -- Only 16K miles! Showroom Condition! *2.5 yr ext. warranty included!* $47999 015223424776 / bryhoggard@hot mail.com 2010 Ford Focus SES KBB $16900, 5991 miles new all season tires, includes original summer tires husky liner floor mats and trunk mat email/call $15500 015151323942 / sha ne.pomerenke@gmail.com

gle.com/ 103224739948077495920/FordMustang Located @ US Embassy Madrid Free Delivery to Buyer $16800 Ellen.Lenny-Pessagno@ trade.gov 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 2011 Ford Edge Sport, 3.7 Liter, sniderman24@hotmail.com $35 Tuxedo Black, w/ 22" rims. Fully Loaded w/o Nav. 25,000 miles, extended warranty, $2,400 below Massages, F Facials, i l M Manicures, i P Pedicures? di Blue Book. $29000 0162-2549026 Check out spas on www.FindItGuide.de

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Porsche 911 Carrera 4S , 2007, 16.5k miles, silver w terracotta leaAUTOS ther, almost all options, Nav, Sport exhaust, sport chrono, All ads & pics can be viewed @ power seats, Bose, etc $69999 www.class-world.eu 01781901111/rahuljain229@hot Peuogeot 206 Hatchback (5 mail.com Seats, VW Golf size), 5-Gear stick, new inspection (Fed / Toyota Avalon XL 0696900 Miles Jun'12), New Clutch/ brakes. inhttps://picasaweb.google.com/ cludes: 2 sets of tires, radio CD. 103224739948077495920/Toyo€3500 0715271331 patmulatta@ttaAvalon Located at US Embassy online.de Madrid Free Delivery to Buyer VW RNS 315 Touch Screen Navi- $8000 Ellen.Lenny-Pessagno@tra gation System (North America) de.gov From 2011 Tiguan. Never used. $1000 0174-7798376 www.FindItGuide.de

VW Passat Variant 2,0, Station Wagon, German Specs', ANNOUNCEMENTS ca.99000 km (62000 miles), diesel, just passed inspection!, for sa- All ads & pics can be viewed @ le B4 23rd of July. Sindelfingen www.class-world.eu €10500 antojakovljevic@ya hoo.com Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc Theta Theta Lambda Chapter We Tow Cars For Free - we buy Black & Gold Banquet Ramstein all cars even damaged and non- Officer's Club May 19, 2012 1800 op cars. "Licensed". Help with Cu- social 1900 event starts $40 Pleastoms and Veh Reg paperwork se contact Henry A. Williams, williha@gmail.com Call anytime 0163-556-3333 Bike Hospital: Your source for used bicycles in the Stuttgart area MOTORCYCLES for over 6 years.We offer good, clean, used bikes at fair prices. All ads & pics can be viewed @ Featuring oldtimers, retro bikes www.class-world.eu and newer models as well. We are a social project working with Caution: Some Classified troubled youths and use the shop ads have become a target as a daily living structure. Our for scams. Please be cau- open hours are from 8:30tious if potential buyers offer 19:00hrs Wednesdays. We are in you payment methods other Stuttgart Gaisburg, at Hagbergstr.16, 70188 Stuttgart. You than cash. may also call us for an appt. at 2010 Harley Davidson CVO 0711-462630 Donation of unwanScreamin Eagle Ultra Classic. ted bikes are always welcome Blue/Silver, 11K miles, 3-yr warNew Facebook Group: Children ranty, many extras. $29500 0171with Diabetes Type I- Ramstein 196-7769 or randyandpetra@hot Germany. Parent run. Meet other mail.com families, start playgroups and join a support group. yunuenzimmerer@gmail.com

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1000 Watt Transformer - 110v to 220v - good condition $60 marshall4@happer.com 150 Watt Transformer - 110v to 220vgood condition $35 marshall4@happer.com 17th C John London of Bristol Brass Lantern Clock Antique John London of Bristol brass lantern clock. $800 travisbarker33@li ve.com 19th Century Atkinson Lancaster Mantle clock. Antique Atkinson Lancaster wooden mantle place chime clock clad with bronze. contact for more details $2500 travisbarker33@live.com 300 Watt Transformer - 110v to 220vgood condition $45 marshall4@happer.com 75 Watt Transformer - 110v to 220v - good condition $20 marshall4@happer.com American country music artist singer seeking places to do music events.... website https://sites.google.com/site/realamericanmusic/ €450 countrymusichighway@yahoo.com

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FOR SALE -- MISC All ads & pics can be viewed @ www.class-world.eu

Bollywood Bengel complete sets size small. New not used. $40 tesdancestyle@gmx.de 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 ve.de Classy 1 1/3 carat diamond ring for that special someone. I bought it at Kay jewelers (still sales for $3499). In excellent condition and rarely worn! $3000 0171-9955834 or tamarad_ly13@yahoo.com 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 Crocheted Headpin, polished, leaf formed with sweetwaterpearls in the middle. Not worn. €5 sanjaya@live.de 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 Portable AC unit / dehumidifier $150 01717454996

For Sale: Factory Brand New Unlocked Apple iPhone 4G 32GB/ Blackberry Bold, Storm. $349, email: elect2000ltd@gmail.com

Incense Sticks with lovely lavender, opium or vanilla scent. 20 Sticks in a hexagonal package, non opened. 3€ each package. me for combinations. Full Dvd Mash Collection inclu- Ask des the reunion set of two. 35 sanjaya@live.de discs in all with all the leaflets. Can not reserve was already let Metal Steamer Trunk; Great condown Sorry. 1st come €95 0176- dition. 40"high, 30"deep, Little larger than a foot locker. Drawers on 96776870 one side, hangers on other side. Gear package; or Alti mitts, cram€50 aviatornow@hotmail.com 421pons, boots, ice axe, Arcteryx 4107, emily.valles@us.army.mil Jacket/Bib, harness, caribiners, Black Diamond Head lamp, jetboil system & many extras $1500 Padi Scuba Diving Lessons Near PHV Heidelberg Contact Gary 0151-2595-7945 aussiebeagle11@googlemail.com German Handmade! Oculi Cultus Secreti 2nd Military Intelligence Battalion Unit Insignia Wood Pic- Russian 1878 5 kopek copper ture Inlay.Pair 37x25 cm. coin. Not mint but exceptional near mint condition. The Knight on sweilacher@t-online.de €100 the Horse in center is clearly visiGraco Baby Stroller set $75.00 ble. V. Attractive Coin €110 0176Blue Set includes; Stroller 1 hand 96776870 set up & collapse feature / 3 position seat / carrier & car base in S. Oliver Watch very good condivery good cond. 0173-7948404 / tion. Battery necessary! Light blue rwalter007@yahoo.com round dial. Width 3 cm metal strip Hornby Digital 00 collection. 10 length 14.50cm. €15 sweilacher@ loco's, 6 Pullmans/lights. t-online.de 3bachman / 2/47's one with sound. Track, base boards builTexas Instruments TI-89 Titanidings etc Best offer accepted. um Calculator inclusive with Hard €1700 0176-96776870 protective wallet ! Will not reserve I have some 1 and 2-day Paris 1st come basis. Good for HighDisney tickets I can sell for 10e/ school + exams ! €50 017620e off. They are good between 96776870 may 14th and sep 30th and we can't go any longer. eurotradert@ Used Movado Gold Two/hands googlemail.com / 015114940668 Custom Watch. New strap will imNoble tablecloth with eyelet embroidery in white, Gr. 130/170, never used! oval. €20 sweilacher@tonline.de

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PETS All ads & pics can be viewed @ www.class-world.eu

There have been reports of pets being sold from breeding facilities that are not managed at the highest professional standards. Please choose your pet carefully. Make sure you check the credentials of the people selling the pet, and get proper paperwork showing shots and/ or other proof of healthy condition. For further advice, consult your Veterinarian. Free to a good home: 3 house cats, two female, one male, spayed/neutered, btw. 9-11 yrs. Good with dogs and children. w/ accessories, not individually. tosus@gmx.net

The most beautiful Loving Persian male cat, is 10 Month old, is perfect born has all the papers, Vaccination card, looking for caFree to a good home: 11yr old ring Mummy or daddy. $800, fem cat, black, very friendly. We tesdancestyle@gmx.de are moving soon and can't take her with us. We also have two WANTED other cats, see listings tosus@ gmx.net

Entertainment center with 2 drawers, dark wood, great condition I am a single RN lady, looking for $300 ria282003@yahoo.com a male 35+ for friendship. Please Four piece beige Bassett furniemail only if interested. dmugee@ ture set. Sofa, loveseat, chair with ymail.com ottoman. $800 ajoliveira2003@ya

Free to a good home: 11yr old tom cat, tabby, very friendly. We are moving soon and can't take him with us. We also have two other cats, see listings tosus@ gmx.net

Looking For My "Angel", Single woman, 46 looking for an American (caucasian) my age, who can speak German because my English is not so great. Only Singles! 0160/6737687

Bengal kittens for adoption contact us for more information about adopting one of them $210 boybetter8@gmail.com

All ads & pics can be viewed @ www.class-world.eu

PERSONAL All ads & pics can be viewed @ www.class-world.eu

Experienced office worker and sworn translator for German and English (German LN) seeks permanent part-time job. Stuttgart area Free to a good home: 9yr old fem only. jobchallenge2012@arcor.de Single woman, 46/160/55kg loocat, Blk & Wht, very friendly. We king for an nice American (caucaare moving soon and can't take Single person needs small studio sian) my age, who can speak Gerher with us. We also have two / 1 BR flat / apartment near / in man because my English is other cats, see listings tosus@ Schoenaich / Waldenbuch or Ech- bad...No games, Only Singles!!!! terdingen, ASAP €400 emily: 421gmx.net 0160/6737687 (Text) 4107 email: aviatornow@hot 2 cats, 1 year old. Male is very afWarm - heated, great humor mail.com fectionate, female is more teasing 32yrs single back lady with a gein attentions. Both fixed and curStill looking for a PowerVu recei- nerous touch of friendship seeks rent on shots. Indoor cats so far. ver with valid subscription for afn to find a happy relationship. $200 ninajohnson23@gmail.com bissongmary@yahoo.de tv ptech@gmx.co.uk Tutors, Mentors, Coaches needed this Summer - $$$ - 0160 3156501

We are your specialists for: - Cosmetic Dentistry - Prosthetics - Implantology - Prophylaxis/Bleaching - Periodontology Dr. Petra Bagusche-Gericke | TRICARE OCONUS Preferred Dentist Poststraße 44 | 71032 Böblingen

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PROFESSIONAL SERVICES 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.

JOBS All ads & pics can be viewed @ www.class-world.eu

Satellite Systems Expert TESA Position UHF MILSATCOM experience required Secret clearance required, TS preferred Find full description and apply at: www.stsllc.biz

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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.

FURNITURE All ads & pics can be viewed @ www.class-world.eu

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@ googlemail.com Antique solid brass lamp for corner. Price OBO. 0631-4150901 Ashley Furniture bunk bed set with 5 drawers, shelves, and a computer desk attached. Tan/beige with blue trim. $450 redeemer29@hotmail.com

Praxis Dr. Elke von Berg Riedwiesen Strasse 1 71229 Leonberg Tel. 07152-335390 Praxis@elkevonberg.de

German King. Headboard, footboard, mattress, pillowtop, king size linens, nightstands. Purchased new in 2010 for 600EUR. $270 ta ra.cohoon@gmail.com or 015140449253 Murphy-style full size bed. Frame, mattress, hardware, 2 halogen lights. Comes apart for moving. Pick up only in France, pics on request. $800 cahilldd@ya hoo.com 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 mail.com Solid Pine High Boy dresser, good condition; medium natural wood stain. One (bottom) drawer pull missing €30 avaitornow@hot mail.com 421-4107, emily.valles@ us.army.mil

ELECTRONICS All ads & pics can be viewed @ www.class-world.eu

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37" Panasonic Color TV, multiSystem, Multi-Voltage. Like new. Cabinet Oak-rustic color. Good $90 Frank 0171-996-6925 condition. Antique Cabinet Oak- 52" Sony Bravia HD LCD 1080p medium color. Antique cabinet Excellent Condition Dual Voltage oak light color. Antique side table Multi Format $900 01709611782 / w/in lett solid cherry wood. Anti- bbrfmartin@gmail.com que side table solid oak w/ brass plate. 2Antique night stands solid Car/Air DC Power DC Adapter w/ oak. 2Antique amrchairs w/ oak USB Kensington 90W Computer handcarving. 1 Rocking chair vel- Ready! Many Computer Adapters vet blue. 1Antique german Available and Included!! Brand rocking chair beige velvet. All New and Never Used!! $50 massiv wood. Everything OBO. 01709611782 / bbrfmartin@ Tel.: 0631-4150901 gmail.com

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Tacima 300 VA Transformer, SC 5424/2 input: 220/240V 50/60Hz, output: 110/120V 50/60Hz, $20 antojakovljevic@yahoo.com Techno/Dancefloor Synth. "Quasimidi Sirius" with integrated 11 Ch. Vocoder (also voice distortion) + Synthesizer "Quasimidi Raven Max" + Keyboard stand €1600 inserat@xbox-lan.com

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