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The Franconian News Serving the Franconia Military Community in Ansbach, Bamberg and Schweinfurt

Vol. 9, Issue 22

www.ansbach.army.mil • wwww.bamberg.army.mil • www.schweinfurt.army.mil

Thursday June 7, 2012

Germans summon American students to respect planet By Spc. Latoya Dallas, USAG Schweinfurt Public Affairs Office SCHWEINFURT, Germany -- More than 350 elementary and middle school students took part in the annual Environmental Awareness Days hosted by the Directorate of Public Works on May 22-24 at the Conn Barracks recycling center. For more than 20 years, DPW has been hosting this multitopic, environmentally focused field trip for kids. “And they like it,” said Lothar Rueckert, the chief of the Environmental Division and one of the leading figures behind the event. Students in grades 2-7 from Schweinfurt Elementary Middle School basked in the clear skies and pleasant breeze as they trekked from the school to the recycling center and back, with backpacks in tow. “The event is designed to educate children about the relationship between our daily lives and the environment,” Rueckert said. “Everyone should care about the environment because we only have one earth and the resources are limited. If we don’t care and generate too much waste, someday it will or might kill us.”

Spc. Latoya Dallas

Aliya Butcher, third grade, learns how to extinguish a fire with the aid of a local firefighter. Students at Schweinfurt Elementary Middle School attended Environmental Awareness Day at the Conn Barracks recycling center from May 22 - 24. The event has been hosted annually for more than 20 years.

The DPW education station utilized a recycling table modeled after Germany’s recycling system to illustrate the process from when garbage “However, we squeeze it all into three days. The advantage for the is separated to its transformation into a reusable product. Other station children is that it’s like a holiday and fun for them.” topics included alternate energies, compost use, paper manufacturing, Lyme disease prevention, live fire training and a hedgehog habitation. Not only did personnel from almost all divisions of DPW present at some of the eight stations in total, but key environmental figures of “It would take one year in the classroom to learn all of this information,” the city of Schweinfurt also took the time to educate the children — a (RESPECT continued on Page 8) said Wolfgang Froehling, the environmental engineer for DPW.

College before high school diploma

Welcome home

By USAG Ansbach Public Affairs Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies. Now at age 18, Teall thinks the Office sacrifice was worth it. ANSBACH, Germany -- Imagine earning the required 120 credits After embarking on this goal, he toward a bachelor’s degree in only realized that sports and a part-time job wouldn’t work for him. 2.5 years. Now imagine doing this as a Although he enjoyed long-distance teenager before graduating from running in cross country and track, high school. there wasn’t enough time. Ever since Brendan Teall was 15 years old, he wanted to work toward a bachelor’s degree and be a high school student at the same time.

Heidi Sanders

Lt. Col. Steven L. Morris, U.S. Army Garrison Bamberg commander welcomes home four Soldiers from the 42nd Clearance Company who recently returned from Afghanistan. The Soldiers are, from left, Spc. Mark Turner, Spc. Matthew Stulls, Spc. Joseph Teresi and Staff Sgt. Thomas Kurete. Morris greeted the Soldiers on June 4 and thanked them and their Families for their service.

Instead, he dedicated himself to passing college tests, lots of them, in his spare time. He located a college, Thomas Edison State College, with no residency requirements. Regionally accredited, this New Jersey college would also transfer all 120 credits to earn a four-year degree.

Only problem was that he had to complete all requirements for both Department of Defense Education Activity graduation and Thomas Edison State College, without the benefit of dual enrollment or credits It is possible to earn a bachelor’s awarded. degree through a variety of nonOn May 24, Teall completed the traditional credits, including last nine credits needed to earn his (CREDIT continued on Page 7)


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Spend the night sleeping under the stars on June 15 By Jessica Lipari, USAG Bamberg Public Affairs BAMBERG, Germany -- Roasting a marshmallow on a crackling campfire under the stars out in the wilderness listening to a friend or family member tell a ghost story is the atmosphere that the Night at the Lake event provides. On June 15, U.S. Army Garrison Bamberg is having their third annual Night at the Lake at Engineer Lake. Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation organizes this event to provide a safe camping atmosphere for all community members to enjoy. Whether community members want to pitch a tent and spend the night or if they just want to stop by to enjoy the free entertainment provided, all are welcome at this family-friendly outdoor event. “This event is being conducted with the intent to capitalize on the superb recreational environment that our Engineer Lake provides community members,” said Joshua Moore, Outdoor Recreation director. “Especially those living on post, with the ability to spend the night under the stars, File Photo while enjoying a cost-free and family-friendly entertainment within Community members set up tents in the woods surrounding Engineer Lake on walking distance of home.” Warner Barracks for the annual Night at the Lake event. This year’s Night at the Lake will take place on June 15.

If one requires a tent or other camping equipment, a limited supply of stoves. camping equipment is available for rent at a reduced rate at Outdoor Recreation. “This year, we have added a new selection of family tents to our rental (NIGHT continued on Page 4)

Items available include tents, sleeping bags, sleeping pads and propane

Stateside number gives callers easy access to Army in Europe from U.S. “However, you still need to know the unit you want to connect with, or their DSN number, or the operator cannot complete the call,” Hilferty HEIDELBERG, Germany -- Anyone can now call the Army in Europe’s said. “And remember, the Army in Europe is six hours ahead of the official Defense Switched Network phone numbers from the U.S. via a East Coast, so best to call us when it is morning in the U.S.” standard stateside commercial telephone number. Callers must pay commercial calling costs to the Maryland 301 area The number – 301-981-1059 gives callers in the U.S. who do not have code, but there are no overseas calling charges, and the number is a DSN line available immediate commercial access to an operator in accessible from any phone. Germany, who will then connect them to the appropriate DSN number in Europe. This number is for official use only, not for “morale and welfare calls,” to access a civilian number, or for other personal use. Furthermore, “We realized that some people stateside not used to calling overseas the primary method for official communications remains DSN or email. are put off by foreign access codes and country codes,” said U.S. Army Europe Chief of Public Affairs Bryan Hilferty. “I know I was. For more information, send an email to ocpa.pi@eur.army.mil or call us at +49 (0)6221-57-7270 or call 1-301-981-1059 and ask for DSN “So we designed this system to encourage communication with 370-7270. incoming Soldiers and Families, as well as with U.S. citizens or researchers who have questions about the Army in Europe.” By U.S. Army Europe Public Affairs

Lt. Col. Steven L. Morris U.S. Army Garrison Bamberg, Commander

Col. Kelly J. Lawler U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach, Commander Ansbach Contributors Bianca Sowders Connie Summers Tel. 0981-183-1600

Bamberg Contributors Sina Kingsbury - Editor Simon Hupfer Jessica Lipari Heidi Sanders Tel. 0951-300-1600 Lt. Col. Michael Runey U.S. Army Garrison Schweinfurt, Commander Schweinfurt Contributors Margaret Gotheridge Nathan Van Schaik Tel. 09721-96-1400

The Franconian News is an unofficial publication of the U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach, Bamberg and Schweinfurt, IMCOM-Europe and the U.S. Army authorized under the provisions of AR-360-1. Contents of The Franconian News are not necessarily the official views of, or endorsed by, the U.S. Government or the Department of the Army. Private organizations noted in this publication are not part of the Dept. of Defense and those wishing to make an announcement must be registered. Fundraising events must be pre-approved through the MWR Financial Management Division, located in Bldg. 7107. The appearance of advertising in this publication does not constitute endorsement of the products or services advertised by the U.S. Army. All content in this publication is prepared, edited and approved by the Public Affairs Office. The PAO reserves the right to edit submissions for style, clarity or fit. Time sensitive announcements are run for a minimum of two weeks. Information is accurate at the time of publishing. If specifics change, the change will be noted in the following publication. The deadline for all Franconian News submissions is two weeks prior to the desired publication date. The Public Affairs Office is not responsible for late submissions. This publication is produced and distributed every Thursday in an electronic format and can be viewed on the U.S. Army Garrison

Bamberg website at www.bamberg.army.mil or the U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach website at www.ansbach.army.mil. All Family and MWR programs provide reasonable accommodations for individuals with special needs. For assistance please contact the facility manager prior to your visit. Contact Information: Office Location: Bldg. 7089, Warner Barracks U.S. Army Address: Unit 27535, APO AE 09139 Telephone:DSN:469-1600, Fax: DSN:469-8033 German Address: Weissenburgstrasse 12, 96052 Bamberg Telephone:(+49) 0951-300-1600, Fax: :(+49) 0951-300--8033


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Faces of Schweinfurt: Dedicated FRG Leader Jasmine Morales By Spc. Latoya Dallas, USAG Schweinfurt Public Affairs Office

SCHWEINFURT, Germany -- Jasmine Morales’ resume boasts volunteer experience with the Armed Forces Network, the Fort Hood Care Team and with the Schweinfurt Public Affairs Office.

“My understanding of FRG was to be able to provide all the information needed to be self-sufficient in the time where you might need something.”

-- Jasmine Morales Family Readiness Group Leader Yet, this is only a fraction of the volunteer work she has taken on for the military community few poignant questions. over the past nine years. Spc. Latoya Dallas: You’ve never joined the Her performance has earned her the Volunteer military, right? of the Year 2007 AFN Bavaria, two Gold Medal presidential pins from President Barrack Jasmine Morales: I wish. At least for one Obama, several Volunteer of the Month awards, contract. a Certificate of Appreciation from brigade and 2nd place winner of the Army-wide Keith L. LD: If you did join, which (military Ware Award for best news article. occupational specialty) would you choose? “My very first military coin was handed to me at AFN Wurzburg from the sergeant major of the Army,” said Morales. “At one point I had more coins than my husband.” Interestingly enough, she has also portrayed the voice of the Downy Bear and escorted former President George W. Bush during a Public Affairs event. With her genuine and upbeat disposition, it is not difficult to imagine that she would be so involved with the military public and its Families — namely, her years of volunteer work within various Family Readiness Groups.

JM: I’d be a 46R which is a broadcast journalist. My bachelor is in the communication field because ultimately, I wanted to be a film producer, but ended up in advertising. One thing about that field is that you have to build relationships and you come across a lot of different cultures because you travel to so many different places. Simultaneously, you make the connections that will help you execute your job. To make the client happy is ultimately the goal in advertising.

Spc. Latoya Dallas

Since arriving to USAG Schweinfurt in May of 2010, Jasmine Morales has dedicated herself to the Family Readiness Group of the Bravo Company, 172rd Support Battalion. Jasmine talks about what is and what is not the FRG, the role of the commander and more.

agencies that the military has to offer, especially living overseas. As a previous radio host for AFN Bavaria, I had to tailor my show to that audience. I’m talking about the whole Bavaria state of Germany. So, I had to make sure my information and statistics were correct. I stayed on top of all kinds of information for when any listener called and asked a question about anything. Staying on top of Army policies and agency requirements gives me the capacity to be able to answer Families’ questions and LD: This all sounds similar to what the solve their problems. Be the facilitator. Family Readiness Group is about.

LD: I will say one word and you tell me the JM: One of the advantages that I bring to USAG Schweinfurt staff writer Spc. Latoya the table as a FRG leader is that I had an first thing that comes to mind…Army. Dallas sat down with Jasmine and asked her a innate sense to learn about all the community (FACES continued on Page 6)

Holistic treatments help Soldiers battle PTSD

Pig Out!

FORT BLISS, Texas -- For some Soldiers, the emotional scars of combat can be just as overwhelming as the physical ones. Often, Soldiers had only a choice between suppression or medical discharge. But the Warrior Resilience Center at Fort Bliss, Texas... To read more on this story, click here.

Army scientists energize battery research ADELPHI, Md. -- Army scientists are squeezing more power from batteries by developing new methods and materials with incredible results. “Our battery group has recently developed some new materials that could potentially increase the energy density of batteries by 30 percent,” said Cynthia Lundgren, electrochemical branch chief... To read more on this story, click here.

Margaret Gotheridge

Tasty delights lined tables outside of the Conn Club on May 31 in celebration of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month. The crowd was entertained and informed on the history of Asian and Pacific cultures with a performance by the Family of the Islands dance team, guest speaker Lt. Col. Neil Khatod, a parade of countries and a musical performance by Spc. Aldrian Devera and Spc. Torrin Gray.


Vol. 9, Issue 22

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Thursday June 7, 2012

Field Artillery showcase Troops-to-Teachers program By Sgt. Kingsley Dike, 1st Battalion, 77th Field Artillery Regiment SCHWEINFURT, Germany -- Soldiers with the 1st Battalion, 77th Field Artillery Regiment are continuing the tradition of rendering quality service and improving the lives of others in the community. From May 17-22, the unit launched a troops-to-teachers initiative with the Schweinfurt Elementary School on Askren Manor where Soldiers volunteered for a week, teaching elementary school children basic survival skills and different aspects of the military life. The program received rave reviews and commendation from school officials and parents who, for one week, were in awe. Sgt. Tequia Hudson, a supply sergeant and one of the participants, said the concept of the initiative was simple. The goal was to get the children excited and bring to life the natural and innate abilities of every child for learning, for participation in a team event and to instill the discipline and focus necessary to complete an individual event.

Sgt. Kingsley Dike

Staff Sgt. Eddie Johnson, far right, shows students from the Schweinfurt Elementary School to render First Aid, take care of bleeding from minor cuts and sprains before digging deep on managing head injuries and abdominal wounds.

The medic and first aid station was a major draw for the children. For one week, the elementary school was a beehive of activities with excited children moving from one station to the other. The knowledgeable team of Staff Sgt. Eddie Johnson, a combat medic, Spc. Lennon Grinols, Spc. Robert Copeland and Sgt. Rachel Harden The Soldier teachers, as they called themselves, set up four stations in used the Army standard hands-on approach to energize the children as the school grounds. they learned how to render first aid, take care of bleeding from minor cuts and sprains before digging deep on managing head injuries and They included “Life in Afghanistan”, medics and first aid, military uniform abdominal wounds. gallery and a functional motor pool with Humvees. The sight of the dummy on a stretcher was at first scary to the children. The “Life in Afghanistan” station had a big TV screen in a tent reminiscent of the tents Soldiers live in when deployed overseas. However, as they got more involved, they got used to working around them and placing bandages and tourniquet on the lower extremities of It was complete with cots; sleeping bags; meals ready to eat, or MREs; the dummy. office space with laptops and maps of Afghanistan. The children were also taught about the usefulness of military gear in The children who have parents deployed to Afghanistan excitedly tried preventing injuries and casualties in the battlefield. to locate the region their parents are serving and attempted mock trials of a Skype conversation with people back home. They put on the Army combat helmets, elbow pads and kneepads, as well as the eye protection goggles and ear plugs. Some even tasted the famed MRE that is a staple of Soldiers’ sustenance in either training or combat environment. (TEACH continued on Page 5)

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be greatly appreciated,” Moore said.

lineup that have received rave reviews from our customers,” Moore There are no specific rules or restrictions for the event other than the said. existing ban on fishing and swimming at Engineer Lake. The price list for rental equipment can be found on the USAG Bamberg “The number one rule is to relax and have a good time,” Moore said. website at http://www.bamberg.army.mil/directorates/dfmwr/odr.asp. Those who would like to attend the event can start setting up their Campers do not have to worry about cooking their own food while tent at 3 p.m. The live music starts at 5 p.m. and ends at 7 p.m. camping out. followed by a family-friendly movie at 8:30 p.m. Family and MWR will be selling food at the lake from their imbiss This year Arizona Joel will be returning with his acoustic guitar to wagon. provide the live music. Hamburgers, hotdogs, chips and beverages, including beer, will be Bouncy castles will be on site for play during the daylight hours. available during the evening. In the morning, there will be breakfast Night at the Lake was one of the events submitted to help earn USAG burritos for sale. Bamberg the 2011 Army Recreation Award for Best Recreation Camp fires will be burned in fire-bowls provided by ODR and will be Program Medium Garrison. distributed throughout the camping areas by ODR personnel. For more information, call 0951-300-9376. “Firewood will be provided, although a little volunteer ax work would


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Summer reading program registrations begin June 13 By Simon Hupfer, USAG Bamberg Public Affairs

in our library,” she said.

BAMBERG, Germany -- Summer is the time for all kinds of delicious In addition, participants will complete one project with the “Reading Is things: barbecues, strawberry ice cream with waffles, watermelons and Soooooo Delicious” theme or their favorite book, Lazzeri said. – yes! – books! Preschoolers can earn prizes as well by being read to. The 2012 Summer Reading program is kicking off June 20 at Bamberg’s During the summer reading program, participants can enjoy some community library. delicious field trips. This year’s program is called “Reading is Soooooo Delicious” and will be stuffed with various programs to encourage reading and stress the “We are going to see how food is prepared at Burger King on July 11 and have lunch there afterwards,” Lazzeri said. “The program will be importance of good reading skills. concluded with an award ceremony for the best readers, children’s All programs are open to children 5 years through 17 years old; bowling and pizza at the Birchview Lanes Bowling Center on July 18. registration starts June 13 at Bamberg’s community library. The reading program is a perfect way to bridge the time between two school years.” “Every Wednesday at 4 p.m., except on July 4, we will offer different The library has new hours of operation and will now be open Monday, activities,” said Karen Lazzeri, Bamberg’s library director. Wednesday and Friday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday, 11 Every registered reader will receive a reading log and a bag filled with a.m.-7 p.m. Saturdays the library will be open 11 a.m.-3 p.m. During little toys, pencils and stickers. Participants will have to record 10 books American and German holidays, the library will be closed. in their log book; three of them must be either Newbery Medal, Honorary For more information visit the community library, Building 7047, or call Newbery Medal or Caldecott Award winners, Lazzeri said. 0951-300-1740. “All eligible books have a red dot on the spine and can easily be identified

Bundeswehr and U.S. Army enjoy friendly German-American competition By Bianca Sowders, USAG Ansbach Public Affairs ANSBACH, Germany -- A unit of the German army, the Bundeswehr, stationed in Ellwangen hosted a two-day partnership event for Soldiers from U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach. The Bundeswehr’s driver’s education center invited their American partners to participate in their annually required qualification for the Schuetzenschnur, the shooting badge, and the Leistungsabzeichen, a sports badge available in bronze, silver and gold. Thirty-three garrison Soldiers received the Schuetzenschnur on Monday, 15 of them achieved the golden badge; eight Soldiers qualified the next day for the Leistungsabzeichen in gold, which included a 200 meter swim event and track and field competitions in the morning and a 12-kilometer ruck march through the Swabian countryside under the mid-day sun. Many Soldiers felt this was one of the best training events of their career.

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German and American Soldiers race during a two-day event hosted by the Bundeswehr stationed in Ellwagen on Monday. The Bundeswehr’s driver’s education center invited Soldiers to participate in their annually required qualification for the shooting badge and sports badge.

The German hosts put together a fabulous barbecue on Monday evening stories to come out of this partnership event was that five Soldiers from and entertained their guests with campfire stories. One of the best side- the Warrior Transition Unit used this opportunity to build confidence and trust in their ability to return to duty.

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Then the kids got inside the Humvees, put on a seatbelt and used the signal lights to indicate what directions they intended to go in a Sgt. Joshua Barnes and his team of Cpl. David Collier, Spc. Cody mock drive. Libert and Spc. Alonzo Sirmon demonstrated how to strip down a bare vest with no armor and the one with body armor. The children The instructors showed the children the seatbelt cutter and the had fun packing their rucksack. window breakers and how handy they could become in an accident. Sgt. Steven Henderson, Pfc. Nicolas Trouche, Pfc. Dominic Fontenot, First Sgt. Gregory Scott and Capt. Christopher Munar, Rear Spc. Joshua Hensen, Spc. Antonio Holmes and Spc. Jesus Pasada Detachment commander, visited the school to see the Soldier ran the motor pool operations. teachers in action. Scott said he was impressed. The children were shown how to conduct preventive maintenance “It is gratifying to see our Soldiers show these immense skills of checks on a vehicle, with special emphasis on the importance of conveying complex information in very simple terms that children can such checks before embarking on any trip. grasp,” Scott said. “We would continue to seek ways to serve our community particularly helping the schools help our children.”


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Thursday June 7, 2012

Spouses’ Corner: It’s healthy to afford yourself a little luxury Editor’s note: The Franconian News is trying something new. U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach Public Affairs Office has found several spouses of currently deployed Soldiers who have thoughts that might be helpful, supportive and encouraging for other spouses. By Isha Greene It’s no secret that life without our Soldier is difficult. It’s not fun, it’s not easy and the pride comes and goes. This is especially true when you have a sick baby, another child who needs your help with a report on Egypt, a car that won’t start and “oh, would you mind baking cookies for the bake sale on Friday?” All of these things are happening at once and just when you feel your about to snap, he calls! So of course you lie (most of us do anyway – we know there’s no need to upset him with things he feels useless to help you with anyway). Nope, we lie and say everything is fine; we can handle it and we miss them, wish they were home, hand the kids the phone and smile. When you hang up you’re actually smiling! But, the relief of hearing he’s okay is cut short by crying and “what’s for dinner” requests. So what do you do? How do you remain calm and “handle it” just in case that euphoric call doesn’t come just in the nick of time?

Of course, it sounds like cheating. For a long time as a stay-at-home mom, I would give “those” moms the stink eye too. “Ugh, she doesn’t even work – why does she need help?” HA! Because ladies, nowhere does is say in the “Army Wives” or “Mother of Three Survival Guide” that you have to do it all! Trust me, I wrote my book and it doesn’t say that! You may think you can’t afford it. You may believe your husband may not approve. You may believe your friends will talk about you behind your back saying you can’t cut it in this lifestyle. Well I say, “raspberries” – You can afford it, your husband is going to let you do what you need to do to be happy because he wants you home when he gets back, and those friends talk about you anyway, so why care? Your real ones will want your helper’s name! It’s a big help, and it keeps the house tidy especially when you just don’t have it in you to put the laundry away, clean that nasty pot, or get to that darn stain! The only thing we can depend on as spouses is change. Some change is good, some is bad. It’s healthy to afford yourself a little luxury in such chaos. So remember: Step 1: Get some help! Better to have someone come over to help you out (cook/clean or watch the kids so you can do the others) rather than to be known as the stinky house/apartment in the building.

Step 1: Hire a housekeeper/maid/cleaning lady, whatever you want to call her. I did and I would do it again! Granted, mine only comes once every two weeks, but it has saved my sanity, and every other week, I If you really can’t afford it, ask a close friend to help you out (preferably feel like I have less weight on my shoulders. I know I can come home someone you have dirt on, that way she’s less likely to talk about after a crazy Monday of whatever I did and KNOW that I will walk into a yours)! house that doesn’t need to be cleaned by me! Smooches! (FACES from Page 3) JM: Family Covenant. LD: FRG. JM: Facilitating.

know that can benefit her, her Family, friends and so on. Be able to be receptive, without judgment, and beyond the preconceptions from previous FRG experiences. Be willing to put your guard down if you have to and know that the FRG is for you. Don’t bad mouth the FRG because others might or because you had a bad experience. Always arrive at your new FRG group with an open mind—as a new person— so that you can be receptive to this new leadership. It could be a ‘good different’. If it’s a ‘bad different,’ that is what open forums are for.

LD: While researching the FRG, I came across this, “Unit FRGs fosters a sense of belonging to the unit and community and LD: What is the FRG not? provides a vehicle for Families to develop friendships while they gain information about the unit and community.” Do you JM: In the nine years that I’ve been in the military community, the most personally get these feelings here at USAG Schweinfurt? common things that I’ve heard among FRG groups is that FRG is not a babysitter, taxi service or ATM. To be a good leader, you have to be JM: I do. We can work on improving this. It does exist, but there is still able to identify the exceptions, to know who really is in need, and who a divide somewhere in there. When I first joined the Army community needs something but they can do it. I would add that FRG is not here and went through FRG training, it wasn’t about building friendships. to tell you what to do. FRG is here to tell you what you can do with My understanding of FRG was to be able to provide all the information what is available to you. Period. needed to be self-sufficient in the time where you might need something. So that you are well-educated on what’s available so that LD: What is the least pleasurable part about being in the FRG? if you need it, you can do it on your own. This is the main thing for me. Friendships come second in my opinion. You can really help a friend JM: There can already be a “fault image” of you as a FRG leader. when you have all this information. That just improves that friendship. Some may not feel good about me or other individuals being their “leader.” When in fact, there should be a good feeling because you LD: How can the FRG be improved? have a designated person that you can come to for something that will impact you, your life, or your family in some cases. Get to know me. JM: I find it difficult to answer this question because there are so many Ask me questions if you want. I really care about what’s going on and different people. You might think this one thing will improve it, but not that’s why I’m in this position. everyone might agree that it’s important or will actually improve it. [After mulling over the question, Morales does realize an improvement.] LD: What situation have you never been confronted with that you FRGs can improve if every individual or family member that is a part of thought you would as an FRG leader? FRG comes with an open mind. For instance, a veteran spouse may have sat through countless ACS financial programs. However, if she JM: Knock on wood. I’ve never had a casualty during a deployment or comes with an open mind, it probably wouldn’t seem like something have had to activate the Care Team while our Soldiers are away in a repetitive. It might allow her to learn something that she really didn’t combat zone. I hope to never have to experience that.


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Thursday June 7, 2012

SatoTravel to close doors on leisure travel at Warner Barracks By Jessica Lipari, USAG Bamberg Public Affairs

“We also encourage people to use the local travel offices off post and BAMBERG, Germany -- Summer vacation is around the corner and other commercial travel websites,” Stiefler said. community members looking to make travel plans through SatoTravel There is however, one exception as to when leisure travel can be at Warner Barracks will have to look elsewhere starting June 15. booked at the travel office at Warner Barracks after June 15. According to SatoTravel management, leisure travel will be given up in Bamberg, said Karin Stiefler, U.S. Army Garrison Bamberg “Leisure travel in conjunction with traveling on orders is considered official business and will be processed,” Stiefler said. Transportation Office Branch manager. “The reason why we are losing the leisure agent is not published,” Official business travel includes Permanent Change of Station, Expiration of Time of Service, Temporary Duty assignment or Stiefler said. Emergency Leave. Leisure services will still be available at USAG Ansbach and Schweinfurt travel offices if community members are willing to Currently there are two agents at the travel office to help customers with official business travel and one leisure agent at the Bamberg commute to make travel plans. office. Community members can also use the following methods to book “We are hoping to keep the leisure agent for the official business leisure travel through SatoTravel: part,” Stiefler said. • Visit the website www.europe.satovacations.com - online bookings Official travel business hours remain 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to are available as well as online booking requests. Friday. • Call the leisure booking and service center from home Monday to For more information, call 0951-935-030. Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 06302-923717.

(CREDIT from Page 1) College Level Examination Program and DANTES Subject Standardized tests. Most of Teall’s college credits came from those two sources, through the National Test Center. Many people have helped him to succeed, and Teall is grateful for their patronage. “I couldn’t have done it without the help of Shirley Ferguson, the Education Center officer,” said Teall. “Because of her efforts, the University of Maryland brought the National Test Center to Katterbach. I got instant feedback about whether or not I passed the tests. With the National Test Center, all the CLEP and DSST Tests were made available.”

“I couldn’t of done it without the help Shirley Ferguson, the Education Center officer.” -- Brendan

Teall

Ansbach High School student

Teall credits his teachers at Ansbach High School for his success. Many of them challenged him to go beyond the high school level and push himself to earn college credits.

These teachers recognized his goal, Last summer alone, Teall earned 24 semester encouraged him to study harder, and believed credits during his break from high school, he could do it. studying diverse topics such as marketing, As a member of the Ansbach Chapter of Future world religions and art history. Business Leaders of America, Teall won first He found reliable resources and helpful place in both Accounting II and Virtual Business textbooks to study for the tests; Teall especially Challenge at the European Championships in used websites designed for Department of March 2012 in Garmisch, Germany.

Defense military and civilians as a way to ascertain if he could likely pass the CLEP and Teall’s graduation from Ansbach High School is June 7. He is the fourth sibling in his Family to DSST tests. graduate here. After studying for seven years in German schools, Teall decided to return to a DoDEA school for his 11th and 12th grade years. Part of that decision was the proximity of the Education Center where he could take tests more frequently.

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On May 24, Brendan Teall completed the last nine credits needed to earn his Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies. Thursday, Teall will be graduating from Ansbach High School. Teall credits his teachers at Ansbach High School for his success. Many of them challenged Teall to go beyond the high school level.

His parents, Daniel and Sandra Teall, have round out his education and be prepared for graduate work. both taught at the school for 10 years.

Future plans include more college—he wants Teall’s main splurge is on competitive ballroom to apply to the Ansbach Fachhochschule and Latin dancing at a German “Tanzschule.” (University of Applied Sciences) for a master’s Would he do it again? He also wanted to learn Spanish, after taking degree in International Product and Service Management. seven years of German and three years of “Yes, to get this far ahead, at my age, I would French in German schools. He plans to earn more credits in business to definitely do it all over again,” Teall said.


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Job fair set for June 21

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By Laura Waid, Ansbach Family and MWR ANSBACH, Germany -- U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach Family and Morale, Wellness and Recreation will be sponsoring a Job Fair on June 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Von Steuben Community Activity Center located in Building 5845 on Bismarck Kaserne. Child, Youth and School Services have a wide variety of job openings ranging from entry level program assistants to supervisory lead positions in both the Katterbach and Storck communities. Spc. Latoya Dallas

Students at Schweinfurt Elementary Middle School attended Environmental Awareness Day at the Conn Barracks recycling center from May 22 - 24.

German environmental lobbyist, fire fighters, the government forest marshal, biologists, a zoologist from Wildpark and an environmental management engineer. Several Soldiers from the 1-77th Field Artillery unit were enlisted to escort the children to and from school, and toured with the groups of students from station to station. Education at each station was further illuminated through hands-on applications: students constructed a miniature merrygo-round that was powered by the sun, molded pulp into a piece of paper that could be written on and handled adult deer antlers and furs. Each year the DPW Environmental Division presents a different animal, and then details its life cycle, habitat and importance to human beings. This year they chose the hedgehog, which is uncommon in the United States. But during the fall in Germany, the hedgehog searches for a shelter to hibernate during the wintertime. Children eagerly and with wide eyes listened to the speaker of each station. During times of questioning or needed volunteer demonstrators, almost all stretched their “spirit fingers” out to be called upon. When leaving the station, all children would harmoniously sound off a gracious “Thank you!”

The goal is to expand the child care services in both locations. In the near future, another objective is to open the newly renovated Hourly Care Center at Katterbach Kaserne as soon as staffing levels are adequate. We are looking for individuals within our community that have a strong desire to work with children of all ages. In addition to child care opportunities, Family and MWR offers other great opportunities in some of your favorite facilities such as the Java Cafe, the bowling centers, Army Lodging and more. Get your foot in the door with an entry level position, enjoy on-thejob training and earn extra cash by serving your community. Some positions are even eligible for an extra incentive for your first 100 hours on the job, like earn a $100 award. For more information, call 0981-183-7822 or 7514.

First Annual Adventure Weekend

“We want to reach out to the children because I believe that children educate their parents,” Rueckert said. Froehling added, “It’s much easier to educate kids. They are more interested and they are able to take in more. You educate a kid and this kid goes on living for another 70 or 80 years sharing the information he has learned now.” The event has left a lasting impact on many of the students. “When we don’t take care of the earth, we are hurting more than animals,” said Ladeem Bagosbah, a fourth grader. “We also hurt the water and plants. When I see trash on the ground, I won’t step over it. If I see trash in a creek or in the woods, I will pick it up so that it won’t hurt the animals.” “My favorite part was putting out fires with the fire truck. We got sprayed a little,” nine-year-old Ladeem said. The function took Froehling three months to organize, which was not too difficult to do, he said, when it’s been consistently and successfully running for so long. Most of the challenge came from a limited workforce due to the upcoming closure of USAG Schweinfurt, Froehling said.

Marc Jarvis

Community members from U.S. Army Garrisons Ansbach, Bamberg, Hohenfels, Vilseck and Wiesbaden gathered in GarmischPartenkirchen for the first annual “Adventure Weekend” over the Memorial Day holiday weekend, May 25-28. Participants were able to participate in many different activities; to include, white water rafting, mountain biking, alpine hiking and rock climbing, lake canoe and kayaking, white water kayaking instruction and a family friendly river float trip.


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hikers don’t start all at once, but within a certain time frame and cover the chosen distance at their own pace. Food and drinks will be sold Ansbach Altstadtfest on location and registration is possible on site. It is best to contact the Ansbach’s Altstadtfest, or the old town festival, is open downtown listed POC for exact starting times, updates and location information. until June 10. There will be musical entertainment, culinary specialties and a children’s flea market on Saturday. June 10 is also open shop For other locations within Germany also check the website www.dvvSunday downtown Ansbach from 1-6 p.m. wandern.de. By Bianca Sowders, USAG Ansbach Public Affairs

Wine Fest in Tauberzell • June 9 and 10: 5, 10 or 20 km in Bindlach – POC: Wanderfreunde The Tauberzeller Weinfest lasts until June 10 in different locations Bindlach e.V. , 09208-232; start time: 7 a.m. to noon around town. There will be music and entertainment every day. • June 9 and 10: 6, 10 or 20 km in Langenfeld – POC: Wanderfreunde Langenfeld, 09164-516; start time: 6a.m. to noon For more details go to www.tauberzell.de. • June 9 and 10: 5, 10 or 20 km in Muhr am See – POC: Wanderfreunde Muhr am See 1977 e.V., 09831-89126; start time: 7-1 a.m. Fraenkisches Bierfest in Nuremberg • June 16 and 17: 6, 10 or 20 km in Markt Erlbach – POC: The Franconian Beer Fest in Nuremberg, June 6-10, offers an Wanderfreunde Rangau Markt Erlbach e.V. , Tel. 09106-6312; start opportunity to taste more than 100 kinds of beers brewed by 34 time: 6a.m. to noon local breweries. Many food stands with culinary specialties and an • June 16 and 17: 6, 10 or 20 km in Oberschwarzach – POC: SV-DJK interesting entertainment program, as well as a petting zoo and a Oberschwarzach e.V., 09382-90724; bouncy castle for the young ones, make this a trip interesting for the start times:Sat 3 - 7 p.m., Sun 6 a.m.-1 p.m. whole family. • June 23 and 24: 5, 10, 20 km in Hessdorf – POC: Wanderfreunde Heßdorf e.V., 09193-8974; start time: 6a.m. – noon The beer fest is located on the back side of the castle in the castle • June 30 & July 1: 5, 10, 20 km in Spalt – POC: Wanderfreunde Spalt moat near Hallertor; public transportation is available; take a U-Bahn e.V., 09175-1500; start time: 7 a.m. to noon to Plaerrer from Hauptbahnhof, then street car number 4 to Hallertor. • July 1: 5, 11, 20 km in Schluesselfeld – POC: TSV 1863 e.V. Schluesselfeld, 09552-489; start time: 6 a.m. to noon Medieval Market on Burg Rabenstein in Ahorntal Ahorntal in the Fraenkische Schweiz features a medieval market this Guided tours are a good way to get to know the place you are living weekend on Burg Rabenstein. It begins on June 7 and is scheduled or stationed. It is a good way to spend time outside, with friends or until June 10. The entertainment includes jousting, juggling and family. Check this website available in English on guided tours http:// battles, as well as fire shows and historical groups reenacting life in www.bamberg.info/en/stadtfuehrungen/. medieval times. For general information on Bamberg’s sights, fests, locations and For more information go to www.burg-rabenstein.de. free-time activities check these websites. http://www.bambergtravel. com/ or http://www.bamberg.info/en. The information is available in Volksfest in Schweinfurt English and with the nice pictures you will get in the mood for getting The annual Volksfest in Schweinfurt starts on June 8 at 5 p.m. with out and enjoying yourself. the traditional tapping of the keg and fireworks at 10:30 p.m. Fest rides and entertainment provide the typical fest activities daily until Insider tips and rating for the coolest pubs, clubs, bars and sights midnight until June 18, the last day. For more details go to www. can be found on this website: http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/ volksfest-schweinfurt.de. Europe/Germany/Bavaria/Bamberg. People who have been to these locations before share their insight information and experiences. It is Kirchweih in Neustadt a. d. Aisch a great resource for all who would like some more information on their The Kirchweih in Neustadt/Aisch, scheduled June 8-17, opens on favorite destination on Bamberg before leaving post. Friday afternoon at 3 p.m. with rides, culinary specialties and an entertaining program every day until midnight. Parking for visitors is available at “Aischwiesen“ parking lot, “Zentrum” parking, National Concert Schedule Schnizzersweg parking and at ALDI and OBI (outside business All dates, and tickets are available on the following website http:// hours); please watch for signs for parking as well. www.eventim.de/project-pitchwork-tickets.html?affiliate=GMD&doc= For further details check the city’s website at www.neustadt-aisch.de. artistPages%2Ftickets&fun=artist&action=tickets&erid=637247&incl udeOnlybookable=true. City Beach in Wuerzburg Wuerzburg is offering a quick trip to the beach on the public June 14 Sacred Reich “Degraded & After All” Tour, 7:30 p.m. at Hirsch “Stadtstrand” on Ludwigskai, open daily from 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. until Club, Vogelweiherstrasse 66, 90441 Nuernberg June 20 Mötley Crüe – Slash feat. Kennedy & The Conspiratos, at September 15. Bamberg, Stechert Arena, Forchheimer Strasse 15, 96050 Bamberg July 26 Kool and the Gang, Stadthalle Fuerth More information at www.stadtstrand-wuerzburg.de. Aug. 10 Taubertal Festival feat. Placebo, Beatsteaks etc. Aug. 25 Rock Im Pott feat. Red Hot Chili Peppers, Placebo and more “Sommer in der City” in Nuremberg Nuremberg is offering a city beach on Insel Schuett near Hauptmarkt. Aug. 29 Green Day and special guests: Angels and Airwave, White sand, beach chairs, palms and a pool bar create that special Warstiener Hockey Park, Monchengladbach, 6 p.m. Aug. 30 Green Day and special guests: Angels and Airwave, Kindlvacation feeling; open daily 11 a.m. - 10:30 p.m. until July 24. Buhne Wuhlheide, Berlin, 6 p.m. Sept. 19 Nickelback, o2 World Hamburg, Hamburg, 8 p.m. More information at www.sommer-in-der-city.com. Sept. 21 Nickelback, Lanxess Arena, Koln, 8 p.m. Volksmarch Highlights in Franken Here is a quick look at upcoming Volksmarches in Franconia. 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Franconia Military Community Announcements Army Suggestion Program The Army Suggestion Program encourages Soldiers, civilians and any concerned individuals to submit ideas regarding how the Army can increase efficiency and cut costs. Approved suggestions are assessed on how much they save the Army and can earn individuals thousands of dollars. For more information, or to submit an idea, Army Knowledge Online registered users can visit the ASP website at http://asp.hqda.pentagon.mil/public/. Those unable to access AKO can submit a DA Form 1045 to their installation coordinator.

Page 10 Sexual Assault Your Sexual Assault Response Coordinator is available 24 hours a day. Call 0162-510-2917 for the 24- hour hotline.

Trial Defense Services If you’re a Soldier and you are questioned by law enforcement, Criminal Investigation Division or members of your command about suspected acts of misconduct, you have the absolute right to remain silent. You have the right to refuse to answer any question, even from your commander and you have the right to talk to an attorney. If questioned, you should immediately, demand to speak to an attorney. As a Soldier, you are entitled to free consultation and representation by a military defense counsel. All communications with a trial defense attorney are privileged and will not be released to your command. DEERS Validation Soldiers are responsible for ensuring Defense Let a U.S. Army trial defense attorney help you. Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System information is For more information, come speak with a free trial updated. Please see the ID card section to update defense attorney. your DEERS information. Teen Stress OneSource Mobile The National Military Family Association created a kit Army OneSource is now available for smart phone to give the people in military teens’ lives a way to help browsers. The launch of a mobile device version will them manage stress and affirm the positive aspects optimize Army OneSource the mobile experience for of military life. To obtain a copy of the tool kit and visitors. Visit www.myarmyonesource.com today. learn more, visit https://www.myarmyonesource.com/ News/2010/07/OperationPurple. Get EFMP Registered Is your Soldier coming back from downrange? If your Involved Consideration Soldier is receiving orders to another location, it is Missed appointments diminish a medical facility’s not too early to start your Exceptional Family Member ability to provide efficient health care. The next time Program paperwork. Family members can start the you cannot make your medical appointment, please paperwork now. Your local Army Community Services be considerate and cancel your appointment. We EFMP manager can assist in determining what need your involvement to provide better care for our you need to do. Remember, if you have someone military community. registered in EFMP, the registration has to be updated every three years or when the condition changes. Scout Program Each year, the Veterans of Foreign Wars selects Pre-Separation Briefing three young people — of the Boy or Girl Scouts, Sea Planning to move from Soldier to civilian? Take Scouts or Venturing Crew — who have demonstrated advantage of the transition services offered by practical citizenship in school, scouting and the the Army Career and Alumni Program, such as community. The first-place winner receives a $5,000 a Department of Labor two-and-a-half day job award, the second-place winner receives a $3,000 assistance workshop, resume preparation assistance award and the third-place winner receives $1,000. and information about veterans’ benefits. Make an For more information, visit http://www.vfw.org/ appointment to attend the mandatory ACAP Pre- Community/Scout-of-the-Year-Scholarship/ Separation Briefing; offered weekly and about an hour long. Separating Soldiers can start the ACAP PTA Scholarships process one year before separating. Soldiers who will Apply for European Parent Teacher Association be retiring can start two years out from their projected scholarships. For more information, visit http:// retirement date. europeanptaonline.org/EPTAScholarship.aspx. Post 911 GI Bill Take advantage of your military benefits. Earn a degree or skill with your Post 911 GI Bill. Find out more about your benefits by visiting http://www.gibill. va.gov/. Edelweiss Resort Ongoing specials and packages GarmischPartenkirchen, Germany. This full-scale resort and alpine lodge is in the heart of the Bavarian Alps and ski country. The hotel is part of USAG Garmisch with nearby AAFES shopping and gas facilities. There are often deals and package specials available. For more, visit www.edelweisslodgeandresort.com. Utility Tax Relief Services Tax Relief Office offers a new service for U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach, Bamberg and Schweinfurt customers. With the implementation of the Utility Avoidance Program customers can sign up locally and save 19 percent tax on their electricity, gas and water bills. For more information, call the Warner Barracks’ tax relief office at 0951-300-1780, Leward Barracks’ Tax Relief Office at 09721-96-1780, Bismark Kaserne’s Tax Relief Office at 09802-831780 or Storck Barracks’ Tax Relief Office at 0984183-4553.

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Recycling Fact Recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to run a TV for three hours. Family Advocacy Programs Army Community Services’ Family Advocacy Program is here to provide help and support by offering a New Parent Support Program, Newborn Network, play group, parenting classes, communication classes, victim advocacy and anger/stress management classes. Contact your local ACS for dates and class schedules. Immediate Appointments Are you tired of waiting on hold while scheduling a medical appointment at health clinic? With TRICARE Online, you don’t have to wait on hold. You can schedule appointments, refill prescriptions and manage your health needs better. Register today at www.tricareonline.com. To learn more, visit http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7VeUIyTMa4. Pertussis Prevention Pertussis, or whooping cough, is on the rise. It affects people of all ages, is most severe in children and can be fatal in infants. Immunizations children get to protect against this disease wanes with time. Unimmunized, infected adults can unknowingly spread pertussis to children. Symptoms in adults can appear like a common cold and develop into violent coughing. Preventing the spread of the disease is possible. To protect yourself but, most importantly, the children of our community, we urge adults to be vaccinated against pertussis. Ask your health clinic professionals about the Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis vaccine or T-DAP.


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Ansbach Community Announcements Please send all announcements to Ansbach Public Affairs at usarmy.ansbach.imcom-europe.mbx.pao@mail.mil.

Love Rides the Rails Get your tickets now for Terrace Playhouse’s upcoming production of Love Rides the Rails. Performance dates are June 8 and 9 at 7:30 p.m. and June 10 at 2 p.m. Tickets available at Concierge in the Von Steuben Community Activity Center on Bismarck Kaserne. See if you can spot the local talents in this trailer.

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and Storck Barracks bowling center for Family and Friends bowling. For $30 you can get one hour lane rental, one large one-topping pizza and four sodas. For more information call, Katterbach and Storck Bowling Centers at 09802-83-2638 and 09841-834530. Army Birthday Celebration Celebrate the Army’s 237th birthday on June 14 with a three-kilometer walk, roll fun run, cake, dunk tank, chalk drawing, bowling, games and being a part of the largest American flag photograph. The fun begins at 2:30 p.m. at Katterbach Kaserne Boardwalk and will conclude at 5 p.m. For more information, call 09802-83-2929.

Paint Your Own Pottery Paint your own pottery on June 8, 13, 15 and 20 and bring it home the same day at the Recreation Center on the third floor of the Storck Barracks’ Community Activity Center. For more information, call 09841-834714.

Father’s Day Bowling Dads bowl free from 2-8 p.m. on June 17 when accompanied by their child at Katterbach Kaserne and Storck Barrcks’ bowling centers. For more information, call 09802-83-2638 or 09841-83-4530.

Happy Hour Bowling Join Happy Hour bowling on June 8, 11, 13, 15, 18 and 20 from 5-7 p.m. at Katterbach Kaserne and Storck Barracks’ bowling centers. Happy Hour includes one game of bowling, shoe rental and a beverage (medium soda or German or American beer). The cost is $5. For more information, call Katterbach Kaserne and Storck Barracks’ bowling centers at 09802-83-2638 and 09841-83-4530.

BOSS Meeting There will be a Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers meeting on June 19 at 2 p.m. at the Storck Community Activity Center. For more information, Java Time call 09802-83-2921. Come to Java Cafe for warm drinks and for free interent access at Storck Barracks’ Bowling Center. Bring Your Own Craft Need a place to spread out and do your craft? Come The cafe is open Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 to Storck Barracks’ Community Activity Center June p.m. The cafe is now open Sundays from 10 a.m. 20 and meet others with the crafting itch that needs to 2 p.m. For more information call, 09841-83-4530.

to be scratched. For more information, call 09841-83Game Night Join Game Night at Storck Barracks’ Community 4714. Activity Center on June 14 and 28. Play some pool, foosball, xbox and more while munching popcorn. For Weekly Reminders more information, call 09841-83-4714 Safety Hazard on B-13 Safety Hazard on B-13 between Ansbach and Ask A Spouse Is this your first time going through a deployment? Illesheim North of Oberdachstetten there is a Join other spouses at Storck Barracks’ Community steep decline that goes under a railroad overpass Activity Center on June 12 at 10 a.m. who have been (“Marktbergel Hill”). One lane of traffic going down the there before and get your questions answered. Don’t hill and two lanes of traffic going up the hill, please just survive, thrive! For more information, call 09802- do not pass. 83-2883. Pet Reminder Remember all pets on USAG Ansbach installations Family and Friends Bowling Come hang out with Family and friends on June need to be on a leash when outside. Please pick up 11 and 18 from 5- 7 p.m. at Katterbach Kaserne after your pets.

Taxi Service Ask for a driver with a U.S. installation pass and provide the following information: pick-up point, number of passengers, destination, name and number and time of pick up. If traveling to the airport, notify the driver of number of passengers and bags. For a taxi in the Ansbach area, call 0981-5005 or 0981-19410; in Illesheim call 09841-7200. Spouses and Civilians’ Club The Ansbach Spouses and Civilians’ Club is a great way to meet people, develop new interests and get involved with your community. For more information, email asccgermany@googlemail.com.

Ansbach Veterinary Clinic The veterinary clinic is open Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and open Friday Community Yard Sale Every first weekend of the month starting in June until from 1 to 4 p.m. Closed on federal and training September, all residents of housing areas in USAG holidays. For more information, call 09802-83-3179. Ansbach can host a community yard sale. The yard sales will be Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Off-post residents can sell their goods on Katterbach at Rocket Park or Illesheim near Longbow Lounge. Safety Training and Information The USAG Ansbach Safety Office recommends this website containing many safety topics, in both English and German, which can be used for information and training in your organization throughout the year. As time goes by, more will be added, but there is a vast volume of workplace and off-duty subjects; to include videos and slide shows. Reserve Space Did you know? You can use the Von Steuben Community Activity Center on Bismarck Kaserne for your official Family Readiness Group meeting, unit meeting or official use training conference. Available for no cost official usage on Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Call for reservations today at 09802-83-2930, or stop by Concierge in the Von Steuben Community Activity Center.

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call 09802-83-7627. Soccer Camp U.S. Youth Soccer is a soccer program designed for youth ages 8-18 years old that would like to participate in a year round soccer program. U.S. Youth Soccer is putting on soccer camps at various military installations around Bavaria. Camps are open to youth of any soccer level that would like to improve on their soccer fundamentals. Camp dates for Ansbach are August 18-19. The camp costs $90 per player. If you would like to sign up or would like further information about the U.S. Youth Soccer program please email oberpfalzsoccer@yahoo.com. Summer Camp Enroll your child into summer camp this year at Katterbach Parent Central Services, Building 5818 on June 12 from 5 to 7 p.m. or at Storck Parent Central Services, Building 6510 June 7 and 12. All children must have completed Child, Youth and School Services registration prior to sign up. Registration can be completed during regular Parent Central Services office hours. Summer camp for Student Age Center and Youth Center is June 28 to August 24. Deployment Specials Ansbach Arts and Crafts team has you covered. Place orders now and save and avoid rush fees. Located on Barton Barracks and open Monday, Thursday and Friday from noon to 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, call 0981-1837627.

Katterbach Child Development Center Sports, Health and Fitness Hourly care is available Monday to Friday with the exception of federal holidays from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. For UEFA Soccer Games more information, contact Parent Central Services at Join Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers and the 09802-83-2533 to make reservations. community for a viewing of the UEFA soccer games. The dates for the games are June 9-11, 12, 17, 21-24 Storck Child Development Center and 27-28. There will be two locations for big screen Hourly Care is available Monday to Friday with the viewing, one at the BOSS Lounge in the Von Steuben Closures and Changes exception of federal holidays from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Community Activity Center on Bismarck Kaserne Please call the CDC in advance to make reservations. and the Recreation Center in the Storck Community Tax Office Closure For children 6 weeks to 24 months call CDC Main at Time is running out! Last chance to get your tax 09841-83-4505 or for children 24 months to 5 years Activity Center. For more information and game times, call BOSS at 09802-83-2921. returns prepared as our tax offices will be closing call CDC Annex at 09841-83-4423. soon. The Katterbach Kaserne tax office will be IMCOM Europe Soccer Officials’ Clinic closing June 22. For more information, call the tax Family Child Care Opportunities Interested in becoming a soccer official? Sign up for office on Katterbach Kaserne. Looking for hourly, part-day or full-day child care? a soccer officials’ clinic on June 14-16. The first two Katterbach in-home Family Child Care providers days are clinic and the third day is a fun tournament. Youth and Teens have slots available to meet your child care needs. For more information, call 09802-83-2771. For availability, please contact Parent Central Volunteers Needed Services at 09802-83-2533. Interested in providing Independence Day Fun Run Rainbow Elementary School is looking for volunteers child care from your home? Child, Youth School Independence Day five- and 10-kilometer fun run will for the annual field day on June 12 from 9 a.m. to Services is recruiting for Family Child Care providers take place on June 30 at Franken Kaserne. Register 2 p.m. Anyone is welcome to volunteer. Contact the (living in government quarters) to run a child care at Katterbach Kaserne and Storck Barracks’ physical PTSA for details at rainbow.ptsa@yahoo.com. business from home. Some of the benefits include; fitness centers, Building 6510 and Von Steuben free training with curriculum beneficial to your own Community Activity Center on Bismark Kaserne. Children’s Story Hour children, FCC Certification is beneficial worldwide, Bring your child in to the library on June 13 and 20 easy transfer of credits to next duty station and work at 3 p.m. for a quiet time listening to a children’s toward a college degree while you provide child care. story. For more information, call Storck Barracks’ For more information, contact the Family Child Care Community Library at 09841-83-4675. office at 09802-83-2536. Children’s Story Hour at Bleidorn Library Bring your child in to the library on June 12 and 19 at 3 p.m. for a quiet time listening to a children’s story at Terrace Playhouse on Bleidorn Housing. For more information, call 09802-83-3225.

Emergency Placement Some times a child needs a safe place to go and it’s not their home. Army Community Services’ Emergency Placement desperately needs those safe places. If you can provide a loving temporary home for an emergency situation contact the ACS Family Children’s Art Classes Advocacy Program. Katterbach Kaserne at 09802Choose from a variety of children’s art classes on 83-2516 and Storck Barracks 09841-83-4555. June 7 and 14 at Arts and Crafts on Barton Barracks. Sign up one week in advance. For more information, Ansbach Girl Scouts What is green, almost 100 years old and hip and cool as ever? Girl Scouts! Come be a part of the adventure and fun that is Girl Scouts. Any girls kindergarten through 12 grade are welcome. To join or for more information, email gsans-bach@yahoo.com or call 0151- 445-12471. EDGE! After school activities for middle and high school youth is available at no cost. For more information Katterbach Kaserne Parent Central Services at 0909802-83-2533 or Storck Barracks Parent Central Services at 09841-83-4880.


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Bamberg Community Announcements Please send all announcements to Bamberg Public Affairs at usarmy.bamberg.usareur.mbx.pao@mail.mil.

Ray’s Diner Pizza and Movie Nights Ray’s Diner will host a pizza and movie night every Friday in June from 5 -6:30 p.m. The menu will include pizza, cheese sticks, chicken wings, potato wedges, jalapeno poppers, mozzarella sticks, spaghetti with meat sauce, cheesy bread and more. Ray’s Diner Army Birthday Meal Join Ray’s Diner to celebrate the Army’s 237th birthday with a special meal from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 14. The menu will include shrimp cocktail, deviled eggs, gumbo, hush puppies, T-bone steak, lemon baked fish, boiled lobster, fried shrimp, shrimp Creole, Alaskan crab legs, fried catfish, Boston baked beans, herbed green beans, sautéed mushrooms and onions, potato salad, three bean salad, fruit salad, rissole potatoes, Filipino rice, steam rice, baked macaroni and cheese, peach cobbler, chocolate chip cookies and pecan pie. The cost is $7.50 standard fee or $6.40 for family members of E-4 and below.

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atmosphere, and choose from five different German beers and various sodas. Activities for the entire family will include a bouncy house, face painting, air brush tattoos and a movie on a giant outdoor TV screen. Payments have to be in cash, debit or credit cards will not be accepted at this outdoor event. For more information call, 0951-300-8837. Golf Clinic Starting on June 11 at 9 a.m. Whispering Pines Golf Course is offering a six-lesson golf clinic. Cost is $60. Each lesson is 120 minutes long and will take place on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays. For more information, call 0951-300-8953. “Murder on the Oriental Rug” The Stable Theater will present “Murder on the Oriental Rug,” a hilarious mystery show within a show. The show will start at 7:30 p.m. June 21-22 at the Stable Theater. On June 23-24, the show be at the Warner Conference Center at 6 p.m. and will include dinner. The cost is $11 for the June 21-22 shows and $16 for the June 23-24 shows, which includes dinner. The production is adult-oriented and not appropriate for kids. For more information, call the Stable Theater at 0951 300-8647. Food Handlers Training A food handlers class is scheduled at U.S. Army Garrison Bamberg on July 10 at Army Community Services, Building 7029. Classes are free and last one hour. Certification is intended for individuals involved in fund raising food sales such as Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers, Family Readiness Groups, private organizations and Child, Youth and School Services personnel. The class may also supplement required refresher training for regular food service employees. Registration is not required. For details contact Sgt. Greg Thompson at 0966283-2041 or 2138, email greg.thompson7@amedd. army.mil.

Volunteer Recognition and Recruitment BBQ On June 22 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m the American Red Cross will be having a barbecue at the gazebo area between Army Community Service and the Health Clinic. The American Red Cross is very proud of its many dedicated volunteers and would like to take this opportunity to recognize their contributions. If you are interested in getting involved please join us to meet current volunteers and discuss available opportunities.This is an informal event and Families are welcome to participate. We will provide hot dogs, hamburgers, chips and salad. This is a potluck so please bring your favorite picnic dish or a desert. Please RSVP to the American Red Cross at 0951300-1760 or Facebook.com/ARCBamberg so that Community Flea Markets we have enough food and can recognize all our The Community Activity Center will host a Community volunteers who attend. Flea Market from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. the second Saturday of the month through October at the CAC, Beer and Brats Fest Building 7047. The dates for the flea markets are All community members are invited to the Beer June 9, July 14, Aug. 11, Sept. 8 and Oct. 13. For And Brats Fest on June 8 from 5-11 p.m. behind more information, call the CAC at 0951-300-8837 Bamberg’s Community Activity Center on Summerall Field. Attendees can enjoy brats, hot dogs, potato CPR, AED and First Aid Certification salad and other snacks in a typical beer garden Come and learn how to give CPR, first aid and use an automated external defibrillator with the American Red Cross June 8, July 13 and Aug. 10 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Army Community Services building. The cost of the CPR and First Aid Certification is $45. You can log onto www.redcross.org to register. Once on the ARC site, go to “take a class” and enter your APO zip code to find the course, register and pay online. You can also register in person at the ARC office. For additional information or questions, stop by the American Red Cross office, Building 7029 or call 0951-300-1760.

tricks and new ideas. The event is free. For more information, call 0951-300-8659 or email thomas. stenson@us.army.mil. Arts and Crafts Take part in the crafter’s club at noon every Tuesday at the Arts and Crafts classroom on the first floor of Building 7047. Join the fun. Local crafters get together to share ideas, tips and tricks on a variety of crafts. Learn something new or share your knowledge. The event is free. For more information, call 0951-3008659 or email thomas.stenson@us.army.mil.

Weekly Reminders Speed Limit Please slow down while driving through residential areas on the installation. The speed limit inside a residential area is 20 kph. Photo Studio The Arts and Crafts Photo Studio has reopened. Chandra is available to take your appointments for portraits, balls, sporting events and more. For more information or to make an appointment, call 0951-

By Soldiers - For Soldiers Alcoholics Anonymous meetings for Warner Barracks take place weekly on Wednesdays from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at the Community Activity Center, Room 409. These meetings are open to anyone. Duty uniform allowed. For more information, call Kyle at 0151-1775-3880, Brian at 0172-271-3626 or Justin at 0151-4642-3940. Woodworkers Roundtable Take part in the woodworkers roundtable every Wednesday at the Arts and Crafts woodshop on the on the second floor of Building 7047. Get tips,

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Closures and Changes Library Hours Change Beginning June 1, the Bamberg Library will be open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The library is closed on American and German holidays. Customs Office The Customs Office is closed every first Thursday of the month for training.

Youth and Teens Parents’ Night and Day Out Enjoy a day or night out by enrolling your children in the next Parents’ Day Out or Parents’ Night Out programs. Dates for Parents’ Day Out will be Aug. 4, Oct. 6 and Dec 1 from 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Dates for Parents’ Night Out will be July 6, Sept. 7 and Nov. 2 from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. Cost is $12 per child and Army Family Covenant deployment benefits can be used if eligible. Visit Parent Central Services or Webtrac to sign up. For more information, call 0951-300-8660. 297-1248. Ray’s Diner Hours Every weekday, Ray’s Diner serves breakfast from 7 to 9 a.m., lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and dinner from 5 to 6:30 p.m. During the weekends and fourday weekends, breakfast is served at 8 to 9 a.m., lunch at 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and dinner at 3:30 to 5 p.m. New Health Clinic Hours The Bamberg Health Clinic hours of operation are as follows: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, sick call is from 7 - 8 a.m.; full service is available from 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. On Thursday and Friday, sick call is from 7 - 8 a.m. and full service is from 7:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.; closed on U.S. federal holidays and weekends. For more information or if you need to make an appointment, call 0951-300-1750. In case of a medical emergency, call the Bamberg Military Police at 0951-300-114. The TRICARE Nurse Advice Line, a toll-free number 00800-4759-2330, is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to talk to a nurse about health care concerns, get self-care advice, schedule appointments or arrange a call with a care provider. Veterinary Facility The veterinary office’s hours are Monday through Wednesday from 8 a.m.-4 p.m., closed Thursday and open Friday 8 a.m.-noon. No walk-in appointments are available. The clinic is closed on the last weekday of each month for inventory and on all American and training holidays. Over-the-counter products and prescriptions may be purchased during regular business hours. For more information about the clinic or to schedule an appointment, call 0951-300-7972. Family Advocacy Programs Army Community Services’ Family Advocacy Program is here to provide help and support by offering a New Parent Support Program, Newborn Network, play group, parenting classes, communication classes, victim advocacy and anger and stress management classes. Family Advocacy - Need assistance in learning how to manage a life full of stress or ambivalence? Come every Thursday to Building 7487 from 1:30 – 3 p.m. for an anger and stress management class. New Parent - Being a new parent can be a challenge. Join the New Parent Support Group every Friday from 10-11:30 a.m. in Building 7487. For information about any of these classes, call 0951-300-7777.

Reader of the Month On the third Wednesday of the each month at 4 p.m., the Bamberg Community Library and School Age Center will recognize and reward children and youth for their accomplishments in reading. A reading log will be maintained at Bamberg Library. The Reader of the Month will have their photo displayed at the library. For more information, call 0951-300-1740. Library Events The library hosts weekly events. There is storytelling for children ages 3-5 years old every Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. There’s also a Gamers’ Challenge that meets every Saturday at 5 p.m. For more information, call 0951-300-1740.

are one-hour activities to accomplish steps toward rank advancements. Pack meetings are once a month (Camp Out, Pinewood Derby, Bowlarama, etc.) Volunteers are needed to assist with den meetings and committee planning. Come and join in the fun of Cub Scouts. For more information, call 0951-2221903 or email chad3jsdad@yahoo.com. Boy Scouts Boy Scout Troop 40 in Bamberg is looking for boys ages 12 and older interested in becoming Boy Scouts. The troop meets every Monday from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. except on holidays. The boys work on requirements for advancement and earning Merit badges. The troop is also looking for adult volunteers and Eagle Scouts to assist with troop activities. For more information, call 0160-1585894.

Youth Lessons Child, Youth and School Services SKIES Unlimited offers lessons in fine arts ages 6 to 12, kinder German Sports, Health and Fitness with parents ages 6 to 9, gymnastics for various age groups, kickboxing ages 5 to 18 and piano ages 6 to Thursday Night Scramble 18. For more information, call 0951-300-7452. Come to Whispering Pines Golf Course for Thursday Night Scramble every Thursday evening at 6 p.m. Cub Scouts Entry fee is $10. For more information, call 0951-300There is a Cub Scout Pack in Bamberg with four 8953. active dens: Tiger Cubs (1st grade), Wolves (2nd grade), Bears (3rd grade), Webelos (4th and 5th Baseball and Softball in Bamberg grade). There are three meetings per month. There The Memmelsdorf Barons Baseball club is the only baseball club in the Bamberg area. The club hosts two senior baseball teams (one recreational, one competitive), a women’s fastpitch softball team and two youth teams within five minutes distance to Warner Barracks. The club has a long tradition in giving U.S. players the chance to keep playing baseball on a competitive or recreational level and the chance of getting around on road trips around Bavaria for games. For more information contact the officer of the club, Volker Lang at volker.lang@ memmelsdorf-barons.de or 0179-117-2494.

Running Club Do you get out of breath running for the bus? Do you want to lose weight? Do you want to get in shape and stay in shape? Join the Bamberg Running Club for all levels of runners, but especially targeted for beginners using the Jeff Galloway training method of running/walking! The Bamberg Club will meet two times a week for 45-60 minutes of training, plus weekend runs. This is will be partnership between Freedom Fitness Facility and the Bamberg Health Clinic. For more information, email kelley.woodruff@ us.army.mil or ernest.d.johnson3.naf@mail.mil or call 0951-300-9086.


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Schweinfurt Community Announcements Please send all announcements to Schweinfurt Public Affairs at usarmy.schweinfurt.imcom-europe.mbx.pao@mail.mil.

Community Yard Sale Join the Community Yard Sale on June 9 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Askren Manor. If living on Askern just set up yard sale item in front of your apartment on the lawn. If living off post, set up on Lee Street. Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation will have tables and benches available for rent for $5.00 per set. If you wish to just sell from a blanket on the ground, there is no charge to join the yard sale.

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IACS Office Consolidation In order to consolidate personnel assets to improve customer service, the Installation Access Control System Office has closed the location at the military police desk. IACS will continue to offer all services in Building 40 on Conn Barracks. Contact the IACS office for more information at 09721-96-8875.

Newcomer Meet and Greet Meet other spouses, learn about the community and get connected here in Schweinfurt every Tuesday from 10-11 a.m. at the Conn Club. The newcomer meet and greet initiative links up incoming spouses with seasoned Schweinfurt residents, offering the warm welcome our community is known for. Coffee and refreshments will be served and children are welcome. For more information or to register, contact Last Day of School Another year in the books for the Schweinfurt Army Community Services at 09721-96-6933. Elementary and Middle Schools and the first one for Schweinfurt High School. June 14 will be the Local Flea Markets last day of school for all Schweinfurt elementary, Flea markets are a fun way to find a bargain. The middle and high school students. The students will be Army Community Services Information and Referral released early from school, so make sure the proper program provides a monthly list of flea markets here.

arrangements have been made. For more information please call SEMS 09721-96-6734 or 6844 and SHS Spray Tanning in Schweinfurt Day Spa Did you know The Day Spa in the Finney Recreation at 0972180-4301. Center now has spray tanning? According to the folks at AAFES, this is now the only location in all Arts and Crafts Contest Participate in 2012 Army Arts and Crafts Contest of USAREUR that offers spray tanning services. For Misconduct at 09721-96-8812 and DHR at 09721-961770/1350. from 1 May through 30 June at Ledward Barracks. more information, call 0176-762-09299. Compete for cash prizes against the finest artists Tank Trail Closed and artisans in the U.S. Army. Choose from several Dental Clinic Space Available different categories. For more information visit https:// The USAG Schweinfurt Dental Clinic now offers The Directorate of Emergency Services must secure apps.imcom.army.mil/APPTRAC or www.armymwr. space available stand-by appointments for other- the cable beam barriers across the Tank Trail adjacent com or contact the Arts and Crafts Shop at 09721- than-active-duty eligible beneficiaries. Appointments to Kessler Field beginning June 1. can only be scheduled 24 hours in advance. 96-6903. Conn Recycling Washrack BOSS Meetings The recycling washrack on Conn Barracks near Army Birthday Ceremony The entire community is invited to attend the 237th Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers meetings are Building 1181, will be closed from June 25 to 29 due Army Birthday Celebration at Andrus Garden, on the second (at the Warrior Zone) and fourth (at the maintenance. Users are asked to use the washrack Finney Recreation Center) Tuesday of every month. on Ledward Barracks during that period. Ledward Barracks from 4:40-5:30 p.m. on June 14. For more information, call the Warrior Zone at 0972196-6082 or the Finney Recreation Center at 09721- Community shuttle increases weekend runs Weekly Reminders 96-8476. Effective immediately the community shuttle will add two additional circuits to its weekend schedule. The Inclement Weather in Schweinfurt Open Mic Night weekend schedule includes holidays and U.S. ArmyKnow where you can find information on school Come and share your talent with the Warrior Zone, Europe training holidays. More‌ closures and weather and road conditions. More‌ every Friday at 8 p.m. to midnight. Intended for Single Soldiers but open to the entire community. Adults only. No early sign ups required. For more information, call 09721-96-6082. Single Soldiers Christian Fellowship and Supper The Conn Chapel offers fellowship and supper every Thursday at 6:30 to 8 p.m. The program is for single Soldiers and includes Bible study, worship and a home-cooked meal. For more information, call Donna Hilley at 09721-96-1370. Karaoke Karaoke all-stars, come and share your talent with the Warrior Zone, every Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Intended for Single Soldiers but open to the entire community. Adults only. No early signups required. For more information, call 09721-96-6082.

Closures and Changes Dining Facilities Price Increase As a result of a Department of Defense-wide decision, on-post dining facilities have undergone a price increase effective Jan. 1. DHR and Civilian Misconduct Office Move DHR and Civilian Misconduct have moved to Conn Barracks, Building 40. After 2 days of closure, service is now available again. You can reach Civilian

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Center at 09721-96-6732. Spring High School Sports Schedule The Schweinfurt High School spring sports schedule is now available. Spring sports include men and women’s soccer, softball and baseball. Click here for the schedule. Wanted: Youth Sports Coaches and Officials The Schweinfurt community is looking for coaches and officials for the youth sports program. No experience is necessary to participate. By registering through Child, Youth School Services, you will become a certified coach in the National Alliance for Youth Sports (NAYS). This is a great way to volunteer in the community and earn extra income by officiating. For more information contact CYSS at 09721-96-6822 or email Derek.r.walker.naf@mail.mil.

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FCC Providers Needed Help the community and start a new career as an FCC provider. FCC Providers maintain a happy home-away-from-home atmosphere (in government controlled housing only) for children who can’t be with their own parents during the day. You can care for your own children in addition to outside customers. All training and education is provided free of charge. Call 09721-96-6487 for details.

SKIESUnlimited SKIES offers different classes every month for youths CYSS Summer Camp Registration for CYSS Summer Camp starts Tuesday, ages birth through 18. The program is designed to May 15. Register your child at Parent Central Services complement, expand, and support the academic, located on Ledward Barracks, Building 224 or call life skills and athletic experiences children and youth have within Child, Youth and School Services 09721-96-6414. Click here for more information. programs and in schools. For the latest class listings, click here. Homeschool Support Exchange ideas or make new friends every Tuesday at 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the School Age Center. Group 4-H Club open to all homeschool families in the community. For 4-H is a club designed for middle and high school students. As a club, students will plan field trips, information, call 09721-96-6057 or 09721-96-6974. events and activities based on their four core values; head, hands, heart and health. 4-H meets every Smart Girls Young ladies, we are proud to tell you that your Smart Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. in the Youth Center. To Girls program is up and running again! Topics include; participate, students must be registered with CYSS. life skills, healthy eating, fitness, health care systems, For more information or to get involved, call the Youth positive mentors, respecting yourself, fashion shows, Center at 09721-96-6732. dinner with parents, lock ins and more. Age groups include 11-14 and 15-18. Smart Girls meet every EDIS Monday from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Youth Center. Are you concerned about how your child is For more information, call the youth center at 09721- developing? If so, call Educational and Developmental Intervention Services to schedule a free screening. 96-6732. Screenings are available to children ages birth to 3 Summer Reading Program Register now for the Library’s Summer Reading Program. This year’s theme is “Reading is So Delicious” and runs June 20 - July 18. For more information, call the library at 09721-96-6070. German Class Let’s talk German! Come learn German one-onone every Wednesday from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Youth Center. This great program is taught by our own education tech who was born and raised in Schweinfurt. This class can help your German grade go from a C to an A+ and it may even help you make friends in the German community. Test out your skills by joining us on a field trip downtown. For more information, call the Youth Center at 09721-96-6732. Give Me 20 Looking to get fit? The Youth Center if offering a free fitness program every Wednesday and Thursday at 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. for youth ages 13 through 18-yearsold. Program facilitators will show youth how to safely workout and stay fit. Working out doesn’t have to be hard; it can be fun! Dedicated participants will see positive results. Workouts will include sports, spinning, weight lifting and more. Participants must be registered with CYSS and have a permission slip on file. To learn more or to register, contact the Youth

years old. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 09721-96-6257. Playmorning Join Playmorning every Tuesday and Thursday at 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. at the Ledward Activity Center. Children’s Story Time Bring your child in to the library on Wednesdays at 11 a.m. for Children’s Story Time. School Registration Families newly assigned to Schweinfurt can register their children daily in the main office. Please bring a copy of the student’s current immunization records and orders assigning you to Schweinfurt which are required to complete registration. Students who are not registered prior to the first day of school could have a delayed start date. Please contact the school at 09721-96-6518 with any questions.

Sports, Health and Fitness PADI Open Water Certification Course Now through Sept. 30, Outdoor Recreation offers a PADI Open Water Certification Course as an ongoing program. The course includes classroom sessions, pool and open water training in small groups. Course costs are $375 using your own mask, fins and snorkel. All other equipment is provided. Items can be rented at ODR. For more information or to sign up, call ODR at 09721-96-8080. Now Hiring Fitness Instructors Schweinfurt Sports and Fitness is in need of qualified fitness instructors. Intimidated? Don’t be! It’s easier than you might think. Read more about it here. Personal Training Dedicated personal trainers are available to the Schweinfurt Community by appointment. For details, contact the Kessler Fitness Center at 09721-96-6765 or Finney Fitness Center at 09721-96-8234. Paintball Field Open Relieve some stress or have some good old fashioned fun every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Rental equipment is available at the Paintball Field. For information, contact Outdoor Recreation at 09721-96-8080.


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THEATERS WRATH OF THE TITANS May 11, 2012 | 99 Minutes A decade after his heroic defeat of the monstrous Kraken, Perseus -- the demigod son of Zeus -- is attempting to live a quieter life as a village fisherman and the sole parent to his 10year old son, Helius. Meanwhile, a struggle for supremacy rages between the gods and the Titans.

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Eco-Friendly Tips Water-saving Tips

1. When you clean your fish tank, use the ‘old’ nitrogen and phosphorousrich water on your plants. 2. It’s best to water the roots and soil around plants rather than spraying the leaves and flowers.

Energy-saving Tips

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IN THEATERS • JUNE 7- 13 KATTERBACH THEATER • 09802-83-1790 June 7 - THE AVENGERS (PG-13) 7 p.m. June 8 - DARK SHADOWS (PG-13) 7 p.m. June 9 - MIRROR MIRROR (PG) 4 p.m.; THE AVENGERS (PG-13) 7 p.m. June 10 - MIRROR MIRROR (PG) 3 p.m.; THE AVENGERS (PG-13) 6 p.m. ILLESHEIM THEATER • 09841-83-4546 June 9 - WRATH OF TITANS (PG-13) 4 p.m.; BATTLESHIP (PG-13) 7 p.m. June 10 - DR. SUESS’ THE LORAX (PG) 3 p.m. BAMBERG THEATER • 0951-297-3934 June 7 - 21 JUMP STREET (R) 7 p.m. June 8 - MEN IN BLACK 3 (PG-13) 7 p.m. June 9 - WRATH OF THE TITANS (PG-13) 3 p.m.; MEN IN BLACK 3 (PG-13) 7 p.m. June 10 - WRATH OF THE TITANS (PG-13) 3 p.m.; MEN IN BLACK 3 (PG-13) 7 p.m. June 11 - 21 JUMP STREET (R) 7 p.m. SCHWEINFURT THEATER • 09721-96-1790 June 7 - THE SILENT HOUSE (R) 7 p.m. June 8 - BATTLESHIP (PG-13) 7 p.m. June 9 - WRATH OF THE TITANS (PG-13) 4 p.m.; BATTLESHIP (PG-13) 7 p.m. June 10 - WRATH OF THE TITANS (PG-13) 4 p.m.; BATTLESHIP (PG-13) 7 p.m. June 13 - BATTLESHIP (PG-13) 7 p.m.

Trips and Travel Opportunities Registration for trips begin the 15th of the month before the scheduled trip and must be made no later than the Monday before the scheduled leave date or they may be cancelled. To sign up or for more information, go to Outdoor Recreation. All trips depart and arrive from ODR unless otherwise noted. No refund will be given for noshows. Military duty restraint or illness will be refunded with documentation.

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June 9 One day trip to Normandy $129 Explore old army bunkers and war relics, visit museums and memorials throughout the region including the Normandy American Cemetery, which sits on a cliff overlooking Omaha Beach and the English Channel. Transportation only: $129 for adults, $79 for children, $279 for family, children 3 and under are free. Pre-register at Outdoor Recreation.

1. Adjust lighting levels. Higher light settings use more energy, so save energy by using dimmer controls, high/low switches, or three-way bulbs to adjust the level of light to exactly what you need. 2. Another fun energy-saving tip is to share rides to work, school, church and social activities. You’ll make new friends and save valuable fuel.

Recycling Tips 1. Invest in high-quality, long-lasting products. You might pay more now, but you’ll be happy when you don’t have to replace items as frequently (and this means less waste). 2. Buy rechargeable batteries.

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June 9 Europa Park $65 Europa Park is one of the premier theme park destinations in Europe. Relax and let Bamberg Outdoor Recreation take care of the driving. Children ages 4-12 are $55; 3 and under are $45. Entrance fee not included (32 euros per person, ages 4 and up). June 13, 20 and 27 Evening Adventure Sports $15 Enjoy the longer days with a mountain bike ride on some of the coolest singletrack in the local area or rock climbing on the world famous Frankenjura limestone! Use your own bike or rent one from Outdoor Recreation for only $10. Departs Outdoor Recreation at 5 p.m. and returns at 9 p.m. For more information, call Bamberg Outdoor Recreation at 0951-300-9376.

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June 9 Legoland Park $25 Each theme area is designed to ensure that heroes of all ages will find much to explore and enjoy at the Lego experiment center: roller coasters, water attractions and shows. The whole family can embark on a day-long voyage of June 13, 20, 27 Sunset Paddling and Skating discovery and adventure. The centerpiece of the park is MINILAND. Here, on Join Outdoor Recreation on Wednesdays after work for a sunset paddle a scale of 1:20, famous European towns and landscapes have been recreated on the Altmuhl River or skate along the river. The trip from the mouth of the from over 25 million Lego bricks, with loving attention to detail. Entrance fee Altmuhlsee to Ornbau is approximately 1.5 hours. After paddling or skating, is not included. we will stop for dinner at an imbiss on the bank of the river. Paddling is $25 for adults, $15 for kids and $59 for Families. Skating is $9. Transportation leaves June 23 Climbing on a “Klettersteig” $25 Katterbach Kaserne at 5:30 p.m. Challenge yourself, physically and mentally climbing on natural rock formation For more information call, Ansbach Outdoor Recreation at 0980-283-3225.

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while safe in a harness. Cost $25 for transportation and equipment.

July 8 Sommerach Winefest $15 Let us do the driving while you enjoy the sampling! Cost is $15 for transportation.

June 9 White Water Kayak $35 No matter your skill level, our white water kayak trip will have you feeling For more information, call Schweinfurt Outdoor Recreation at 09721-96-8080. like a professional by the end of the day. Please wear a swimsuit and pack a towel, lunch and hydrating liquids. Trip includes transportation and equipment. Transportation departs Outdoor Recreation at 8 a.m. and returns at 6 p.m.


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Anyone having claims on or obligations to the estate of CW5 John Pratt, 12th Combat Aviation Brigade, must contact Opel Astra Coupe, 1999, red, 92000 1LT Kyle Miner at 09841-83-2919 or miles, german specs, MP3 Player-CD, 01520-905-8550. very clean and in good condition, new muffler, new brakes. Asking: $3000 A ring was found on May 12 in front of Pio obo, for more pics or information please night club near the Market in Hallstadt. It is from the U.S. Army Transportation contact e_sapper@hotmail.com. Operation Iraqi Freedom 2005-2007, Taveras Airborne. The inside of the ring is engraved: L. J. T. 3580. To claim the ring, send an email to isabella.daros@ Central Texas College Europe is hiring yahoo.de. for the position of Substitute Field Representative in Bamberg. Associate’s Degree from a regionally accredited Looking to buy a Weber Smoker. Please college or university is required, or email duntlum@yahoo.de or call 0163one year of college with five years of 2973350. experience. For more information please contact the current Field Rep in room 311 Home needed for 2 loving cats. 1 male above the Community Activity Center, (8yrs-orange Persian Mix) and 1 female 0951-300-7476, or email bamberg@ (7yrs-Tabby). Up to date with all shots. europe.ctcd.edu. You can also inquire ETSing and with deep regret we cannot with Les Brinkley at les.brinkley@europe. take cats with us. Great family cats. ctcd.edu. Please call Alexandra or Doug at 0951917-1978. Child and Youth Program Assistants: working with children in the Child Looking for a loving home for our 2 male Development Center, School Age Center guinea pigs. They include 2 large cages, or the Youth Sports and Fitness Program. wooden huts, bedding material, grooming Will be responsible for planning age- supplies, toys, books, pet carrier, and appropriate activities; supervising and water bottles. They are 2 years old. monitoring children to ensure that they are Asking $100. We are PCS’ing soon and safe and healthy; follow the guidelines to can not take them with us. If interested prevent and identify child abuse. Salary: please call 0151-1756-0411. $10.89 - $12.84. Related education and experience will affect salary. Let me walk your dog! Do you have a high energy dog that needs to go on Bamberg’s Exchange is accepting long walks, but you don’t have the time? applications for entry-level retail and food Let me walk your dog. I will tailor to positions. Join a unique organization with each dog’s needs, but I usually go on 6 the competitive package by applying mile+ walks. $10 for each walk. For my online at www.applymyexchange.com or personal information please contact me by calling Human Resources Office at at erin.cooper@us.army.mil. 0951-303159.

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AUTOMOBILES

2006 Ford Focus, 2-door hatchback, 29,000 miles, 5-speed manual, US specs, approx. 25 mpg, all-weather tires less than 1 yr. old. Reliable little getaway car, perfect for zipping around narrow European roads. Asking $6,200 OBO. Contact Jonathan Spiegel at 015111002357 or email jonathan. spiegel@us.army.mil. 2010 Volkswagon Jetta Sedan, S Model for sale. Grey. AC, CD player, power windows, power locks, front heated seats, keyless entry. 19,500 miles. Asking $14,500. If interested, call 0951300-8870 or 01626089728.

2002 Toyota Camry XLE for sale. AUTOMATIC Dark blue exterior with grey leather interior. Electric windows, seats, sunroof, mirrors, and HEATED front seats. Four door, ample trunk space, and 6-disk cd player. Never been in accident. GREAT family car! BRAND NEW Spec tires. US Spec and mileage is 191K miles. Asking price is $5200 OBO Make an offer! Call Priscila Solis for more info at 01525-3901479 or email asolispriscila@ Central Texas College-Europe is seeking gmail.com for pictures or questions. applications for Automotive Instructors who have an associate’s degree or 2005 BMW 118d, 45+ mpg turbo diesel, higher and a minimum of five years work 6 speed manual, 5 door hatchback, Euro experience in the maintenance field or Spec, 98000 miles, snow and summer a bachelor’s degree and a minimum tires/rims, onboard GPS/computer, of three years work experience in the heated seats, parking assist, PCSing maintenance field or A.S.E. Certification. must sell. Asking $10,500. Call Robert For more information, call 0951-30001607837935 or email lucasbmw118@ 7467; or email bamberg@europe.ctcd. yahoo.com. edu. $3800 OBO 1997 Ford Mondeo, Grey 4 door, Euro Spec, Automatic, sunroof. Passed inspection Sept. 19. New Anyone having claims on or obligations to windshield and rear bumper, clean interior, the estate of Capt. John R. Brainard, 12th very room. Car runs great on and off the Combat Aviation Brigade, must contact autobahn. Phone:0160-985-45227.

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Mariachi Cuatro Caminos. Needs violins and trumpet players, along with vocalist male an female We will perform for the community and Middle and elementary schools in the community All serious inquires please email puromariachi@ hotmail.com. Apartment for rent. 1 bedroom apartment. 1 kitchen with built in kitchen furniture, 1 living room, 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom. All lamps and curtain included. Basement, Laundry room (already washer and dryer there), 2 parking lots. 14 km from post. For more info, call 0152-54229569.

FOR SALE

For sale: Central Texas College textbook, The Core, Larry J. Siegel 4th Edition for Law Enforcement History of America. Like brand new, only a few marks on the first 5 pages. $ 95. Cost new $125. On Post Pick up or I can mail it. Email: hic4chris@aol.com or cell: 017648026658. FOR SALE: $350.00 Pro-Form 575 “Cross Trainer” Treadmill 2 HP Motor, Speeds 1 to 10 mph, 220V Must pick up in Schweinfurt.Call 09721-749246 or 0951-300-8754 or Stewartorders@hotmail.com. Ask for Douglas or Eva Stewart. For Sale: German solid wood living room shrank with lights: measurements are: 3.28m wide, 2.17m tall; 0.55m deep. The price is negotiable. Pictures available. 0152-54229569. Kitchen with all appliances- $700; German king-size solid wood bed - $430; German bedroom schrank (4 meters long, 220 m high/black&white)-$570; solid wood round dining room set (w/4 chairs)$200; French bed (120X200)-$150; high board-$75; bathroom cabinet-$70; and a solid wood chest of drawers-$65 / O.B.O. Call 0174-766-3088. For Sale: Couch - $300; TV Entertainment Center - $80; Pier 1 Papasan Chair - $65; Queen Size Bed and Mattress - $330; Dresser - $100; Bedroom Wardrobe -$65 and 2 Piece Solid Wood Buffet - $780. All in excellent condition. Pictures available upon request. Prices negotiable. Contact: Cell 0160-781-5496 Email: riesr@tonline.de. FOR SALE:26 inch Sony Color TV in excellent condition with remote. $40 obo. Call 0176-283-54207.

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When submitting a classified ad for publication, include your name, address and telephone number. We will not advertise commercial services. Classified ads will be erased after an appropriate publication length. If you have something you want to advertise in the classified section, please email your submission to the Public Affairs Office at usarmy.bamberg.usareur.mbx. pao@mail.mil. We will ONLY accept classified ads by email. We will not accept advertisements by phone or hand-written. These classified ads are a free service to you and in order for us to provide them, they must be in a cut-and-paste text only format. We hope this service is something you will utilize. For more information, call 0951-300-1600.

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Franconia News 8 June 2012  

Franconia News 8 June 2012

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