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Warner Barracks celebrates Army’s 235th birthday Ashley Bateman, USAG Bamberg Public Affairs U.S. Army Garrison Bamberg kicked off a day of community events June 11 to commemorate the Army‘s 235th birthday. The Freedom Fitness Facility hosted a Retiree Appreciation Day and Community Health Fair that ran throughout the morning. Representatives from the Bamberg Health Clinic, as well as Army Career and Alumni Program and the Red Cross were available to share information and provide resources to those interested. A free shuttle made rounds to the health clinic and Identification Card section for attendees who needed to update their information or utilize either facility. Lt. Col. Gary A. Rosenberg, garrison commander, opened the day‘s activities by explaining the health awareness theme. ―Wellness focuses on taking care of people before there is a health problem,‖ Rosenberg said. At noon, attendees feasted on homemade chili as part of the Chili Cook-off. Five pots competed to win 1st, 2nd and 3rd place and

Ashley Bateman

Lt. Col. Gary A. Rosenberg, U.S. Army Garrison Bamberg commander, Pfc. Amanda Worthington, 535th Engineer Support Company, 54th Engineer Battalion, and USAG Bamberg’s acting command sergeant major Master Sgt. Victor Monroy, cut the Army Birthday cake. were supplemented by four pots contributed by the Directorate of Human Resources to ensure everyone had a bite. Duane Kozel took third place, Latina Gonzales came in

second and Jack Berryhill won first with what was deemed the ―spiciest chili‖ of the bunch. (BIRTHDAY continued on page 13)

Kindergarten-bound children in Bamberg achieve social, transitional goals By Ashley Bateman, USAG Bamberg Public Affairs Children from Bamberg‘s Strong Beginnings program took to the stage June 17 to celebrate a year of integrated learning and elementary school preparation. Children showcased the knowledge they acquired in the 2009/2010 session to the audience, emphasizing the language, group-work and social etiquette skills ascertained during the year. ―It‘s a lower level of kindergarten because our concentration is not academic, it‘s a social setting,‖ said Adriana Bonilla, the program associate. ―It‘s the understanding that when you go to kindergarten, we‘re not here to play; we‘re here to learn…This is what we‘re preparing them for.‖ Strong Beginnings is an instructional program meant to ease children‘s transition from pre-school to kindergarten by implementing the structure of a kindergarten classroom and introducing the social and disciplinary atmosphere of an elementary-school system. Parents can enroll children in either the morning or afternoon section. Bonilla has directed the Bamberg program since its trial run as a pilot site last year. The success of the pilot bolstered the Army‘s decision to run September-June programs this year. The Bamberg program will continue on into the summer months, incorporating a number of outdoor activities and field trips.

Bonilla said the transition from the pilot program to this year‘s full year program allowed her to develop many of the focus subjects, including social studies, science and language, with the children. ―There was a lot more coverage,‖ she said. ―We got to concentrate more this year because we had the whole year. We went from basic shapes to colors, from letters to sounds, to addition toward the end.‖ To further simulate a kindergarten environment, Bonilla implemented different themes each month to guide and focus the daily lessons. The students were further exposed to their environment through field trips on the local economy. On one trip, children visited a local bakery to learn the basics of bread-making. Each child was given €1 and encouraged to order a baked item in German. Students also went to a local dairy farm, where they learned about cows and milk. Bonilla plans to increase the number of trips and outdoor experiments in the summer months. Army spouse Jamie Anderson has three children, two of whom have gone through the program in Bamberg. Her older daughter, Ciara, completed the pilot program last year before entering kinder(STRONG continued on page 14)


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FCC provider must either be open or find a back-up provider to cover for them. If neither is possible, they must refund the patron for the day of closure. FCC providers, who are civilian employee, do not get training holidays. FCC providers survey their parents to see who might need care. If a child needs care on the training holiday, the provider either stays open or finds backup. If for some unforeseen reason the provider has to close and the above two options are not available, the provider refunds the parent for that day.

Customer Comments: Why is it that we are paying for training holidays for Family Child Care when we don't take our kids to the provider? To me, and many others, that is like going to a store and paying for something and not getting what you paid for. When I asked this question to my provider, I was told it just depends on how she feels that month. When I called and asked Child Youth Services, I was told that is just how it is. None of this makes sense to me. We all get training holidays on post. They already figure in the federal holidays. Why not the training holidays? If the service is to save us money, why are we paying for something that we are not getting? - Anonymous Response: Thank you for your comment. Explaining this to you and other parents in our community will give our community members a better understanding for why patrons do not have a prorated expense for Family Child Care during a training holiday. It is not true that ALL Soldiers get training holidays off. Training holidays are considered a ―special pass,‖ in accordance with U.S. Army Europe Regulation 600-8-10 (Paragraph 5-29). Furthermore, civilian employees and contractors do NOT get training holidays off. You might wonder why I mention civilian employees and contractors. Well, because a fair number of the civilian employees and contractors of the garrison are also family members. Why is this important to know? Because the people who fall into this category, often times require child care on training holidays, particularly if their Soldier or spouse is deployed. They still have to work. All Child Youth and School Services facilities and programs are open for service on training holidays. Why? Because the demand is still there. Think about it this way. If you rent a car for a month, the rental agency is not going to prorate your bill for the days you don‘t use the car. School is generally in session during training holidays; kids don't get the day off from school. Many of the students still use our facilities on training holidays. This applies to our FCC providers as well, which is what this comment is about. The

Lt. Col. Gary A. Rosenberg U.S. Army Garrison Bamberg, Commander USAG Bamberg, Public Affairs Officer Renate Bohlen Warner Weekly Staff Ashley Bateman, Mindy Campbell, Douglas DeMaio, Capt. Megan L. Jantos, Cornelia Meyer-Olin

As noted above, training holidays are only for Soldiers and it does not necessarily apply to all Soldiers. Federal holidays are prorated in the fees because they are federal holidays and they apply to everyone. Patrons, no matter what CYSS program they are using, still have to pay on a training holiday even if they did not use the care. Ultimately, it is the parent's choice to use child care on a training holiday. Now that you can understand why patrons do not have a prorated expense for Family Child Care during a training holiday, I would like to address your comment "If the service is to save us money, why are we paying for something that we are not getting?" I encourage you to research child care expenses in the U.S. You are saving money; A LOT of money. The reason you are saving money is not because the Army has figured out how to provide cheaper child care; it is because the Army subsidizes your costs for the child care. The latest figure I know of is that near 60 percent of child care costs are subsidized by the Army. This is a real life example of the Army Family Covenant at work for you. Our leaders are ensuring child care programs are both affordable and available to our Army Families and I believe our garrison offers outstanding services. Thanks for taking the time to ask your question. I hope this provides you an answer to your question. For the rest of you who read this response, I hope you found it useful. As always, keep those questions coming; I can't fix it if I don't know it is broken.

Lt. Col. Gary A. Rosenberg Commander, US Army Garrison Bamberg

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Staff Sgt. Eric Trueblood, an Explosives Ordnance Disposal technician with 720th Explosives Ordnance Disposal Company, in Mannheim, (left) and Spc. Christopher Brown, an automated logistical specialist with 240th Quartermaster Supply Company in Bamberg (right) start off on the land navigation portion of the competition at the local training area in Bamberg on May 18.

Knights battle for Warrior, Warrior Leader of Year supremacy By Spc. Kevin Alex, 16th Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs

Once finished with the PT test, Soldiers went out to Reese Range to qualify with their assigned weapons as well as brigade supplied 9mm pistols and M-249 squad automatic weapons.

BAMBERG, Germany — Soldiers from the 240th Quartermaster Supply Company, 391st Combat Sustainment Support Battalion here and the 720th Explosives Ordnance Disposal Company, 391st CSSB in Mannheim, met to compete for the 16th Sustainment Brigade Warrior Leader and Warrior of the Year title, May 17. Spc. Kevin Alex

The competition was held to see who would represent the brigade at the 21st Theater Sustainment Command WLOY and WOY competition.

Sgt Madhur Karki, the Nuclear, Biological and chemical noncommissioned officer for the 240th QM Co., 391st CSSB, said that he had never fired the 9mm pistol before, but the other Soldiers gave him pointers that allowed him to qualify successfully with the weapons system.

Sgt. Madhur Karki, Nuclear, Biological and Chemical noncommissioned officer with 240th Quarter When they got back from the range, they Master Supply Company, in Bamberg, Germany, took a written exam testing their Soldier qualifies on his M-16 rifle on Reese Range May 18. skills.

Two junior enlisted Soldiers and three noncommissioned officers were tested over a two-day competition consisting of an Army Physical Fitness Test, weapons qualification, written examination, day land navigation course, clothing inventory, night land navigation course, nine-mile foot march in full battle gear with a rucksack and a formal evaluation board. The competition started off with the APFT. Spc. Monterio Churchman, an automated logistical specialist with 240th QM Co., 391st CSSB, said that he thought he knew how to do pushups before the competition but he quickly learned the correct way when he realized they were not counting them.

While traveling to the land navigation course, the Transportation Motor Pool vehicles got stuck in mud. Spc. Christopher Brown, an automated logistical specialist with 240th QM Co., 391st CSSB, said this was his favorite part. Everyone jumped out of the vehicles and got dirty trying to push the TMPs free. Once the vehicles were free, the Soldiers tackled the land navigation course. Their objective was to find five points located throughout the local training area in a set amount of time. Then it was time for the clothing layout and inspection. Each Soldier laid their gear and clothing out in identical configurations. The in(WARRIOR continued on page 12)


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The 173rd Airborne Brigade Memorial includes all the names of the Sky Soldiers who were killed in action, inscribed on the wall.

Memorial at Fort Benning honors Sky Soldiers By Lori Egan, Fort Benning Public Affairs FORT BENNING, Ga. - Sgt. Lucas Beachnaw didn't attend the dedication for the 173rd Airborne Brigade National Memorial June 1. But his Family did. Lucas, assigned to 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, was the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team's first fatality this deployment. The 23-year-old from Lowell, Mich., died Jan. 13 in Darya Ya, Afghanistan, after enemy forces attacked his unit with small arms fire. "He was shot three times," said his father, Kevin Beachnaw, while waiting for the Walk of Honor dedication ceremony, which was before 173rd's ceremony. "He was the 'Top Gun' when he graduated from sniper school," Beachnaw said. "We went to the school and saw the plaque with

his name inscribed in it. He was proud of that." Lucas Beachnaw's name will be inscribed in the 173rd Airborne Brigade Memorial, as are all the names of Sky Soldiers who were killed in action. "Then and now, it's the spirit in men's hearts that make the brigade what it is," said Brig. Gen. James Yarbrough, former commander of the 173rd Airborne Brigade. "It's leaders and Soldiers who turn a good unit into a brave unit. Sky Soldiers believe they are a special brigade with a special purpose and a special history. It is prouder, braver and better than all the rest." Yarbrough, a former assistant commandant of the Infantry School, took command of the brigade when it was reactivated June 12, 2000, in Vicenza, Italy, and served until 2002.

The 173rd Airborne Brigade (Separate) was activated March 26, 1963, on the island of Okinawa. The longest serving unit in continuous combat, the brigade served in all four South Vietnam Corps' areas during its six-and-one -half-year deployment. On Feb. 22, 1967, the Sky Soldiers conducted the only combat parachute assault of the Vietnam War, part of Operation Junction City. The unit deactivated Jan. 14, 1972. On March 26, 2003, the unit conducted a mass parachute assault into Bashur, Northern Iraq. Today, the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team is deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

Community members joins together to laud retirees By Ashley Bateman and Douglas DeMaio, USAG Bamberg Public Affairs Several community organizations on Warner Barracks joined together June 11 to show appreciation for the service, dedication and commitment retirees have provided to the U.S. military. Professionals from organizations like Bamberg‘s health and dental clinics, legal office and other garrison services set up booths in the Freedom Fitness Facility during Retiree Appreciation Day to offer their expertise and services to retired military members and family members of veterans. ―It looks like the community put a lot of effort into it,‖ said retired Command Sgt. Maj. George Packan. Besides the professional services set up for the retirees that day, a briefing by retired Col. Robert Mentell, who is President of the Army in Europe Retiree Council, gave retirees living in Europe some insight about customs procedures, taxes and health care. Montell told those in attendance that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, which was signed into law in March,

will affect those using TRICARE for Life since some of the benefits are tied to Medicare, but said he was unsure of the effect at this point. ―Some people call them unintended consequences,‖ Montell said of the provisions in the act that will ultimately affect TRICARE for Life customers. The retiree council president also informed attendees that while insurance fees have stayed the same for many years, costs in health care have risen. He said that retirees‘ insurance fees will more than likely increase. ―If an increase of TRICARE fees must be implemented by (the Department of Defense), increases should not exceed the annual rate of growth of retired pay, with special consideration given to not overburdening noncommissioned officers, E-7 and below,‖ Montell said. Packan, who has been a retiree living in Europe for more than 20 years, said the information provided by Montell was good and that he was surprised more retirees didn‘t come to the event. (RETIREE continued on page 11)


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Community Announcements Please send all announcements to Bamberg Public Affairs via the following website: http://www.bamberg.army.mil/mobi/form.asp. Paris Trip Travel to Paris with U.S. Army Bamberg‘s Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers. The trip includes transportation on a German motor coach, a three-hour guided city tour of Paris, and two overnights in four-star hotel in Paris with breakfast. The trip starts June 18 and costs $229. The bus will return June 20 at 6 p.m. Sign up at the Freedom Fitness Facility. For more information, call 0951-300-9086. July Fourth Start your national holiday with a golf tournament at Whispering Pines Golf Course or a 5 kilometer fun run at Pendleton Field at 9 a.m. See the car show from 1 - 4 p.m. There will be live entertainment, children‘s rides, food and fun activities starting at 2 p.m. Winners of the fun run will be recognized by the Garrison Commander Lt. Col. Gary A. Rosenberg at 4 p.m. Family and Morale, Welfare, and Recreation will have the signing ceremony of the Customer and Employee Covenant and launches the new "Choose Excellence" customer service initiative. Enjoy the live band after the award ceremony. Fireworks will be launched at 10:15 p.m. Please visit the Family and MWR website at www.bamberg.army.mil/ mwr for updated infomation on the Bamberg Fourth of July Celebration or call 0951-300-9010. German-American History Come see Raymond M. Weinstein discuss German-American relations on July 4 from 6 - 8 p.m. at Nürnberger Akademie, Gewerbemuseumsplatz 2, Nürnberg, Room 3.11. There is no cost. At the peak of the Cold War, Weinstein was a Soldier assigned to 176th Signal Company (Repair), attached to the 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment, in Nürnberg‘s Merrell Barracks. Fifty years later, the now professor for sociology at the University of South Carolina in Aiken reflects on his experience in a bilingual talk with historian Harald T. Leder, Louisiana State University. For more information, e-mail info@testimon.de.

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www.bamberg.army.mil Change of Command There will be a change of command for U.S. Army Garrison Bamberg on July 9 at 10 a.m. at Summerall Field. Lt. Col. Steve Morris will replace Lt. Col. Gary A. Rosenberg as the garrison commander. If there is inclement weather the alternate location will be at the Basics Building. For more information, call 0951-300-8866. Summer Camp Bamberg Army Community Service will have its first Exceptional Family Member Program Summer Camp from July 12 - 16 from 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at the JFK Teen Center. The camp is open to EFMP-registered children ages 5-11. Sign up no later than June 30 at ACS. A Parent meeting will be held July 7 at 10 a.m. at the ACS classroom. For more information, call Bonnie Kellem at 0951-300 7777. Dog Aid The American Red Cross Bamberg is offering a Dog First Aid Class July 14 from 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. at JFK. The advance registration fee is $20, which includes a text book. This course is for youth in grades six through 12. Please leave the pets at home. For more information, call 0951300-1760 or register at Army Community Service. Babysitting Class The American Red Cross Bamberg is offering a Babysitting Class with CPR and First Aid July 21 - 23 at JFK. The advance registration fee is $35, which includes a text book. Minimum age is 11 years. For more information, call 0951-300-1760 or register at Army Community Service. Overseas Voters Submit your Ballot Request for the June, July and August State Primaries. The following States will hold Primary Elections during the months of June, July and August on the dates indicated. June 22: Utah; July 20: Georgia; July 27: Oklahoma; Aug. 3: Kansas, Michigan, Missouri Aug. 5: Tennessee; Aug. 10: Colorado, Connecticut, Minnesota; Aug. 17: Washington, Wyoming; Aug. 24: Alaska, Arizona, Florida, Vermont; Aug. 28: Louisiana. All members of the U.S. military, their family members and citizens residing outside the

U.S. who are residents from these States and have not yet submitted a registration and ballot request (FPCA) for the 2010 calendar year, should do so as soon as possible. The FPCA ballot application and instructions for the above States are available at www.fvap.gov/FPCA. Click on your State on the map and follow the instructions to register and request an absentee ballot. Some States allow submitting the FPCA by fax or email in addition to regular mail. Send your FPCA now to your election office to ensure you have enough time to receive, vote, and return the ballot. For more information, visit FVAP at: www.fvap.gov. Anglo-German Club Events The Anglo-German Club Bamberg is hosting several events this summer. If you‘d like to practice your English or want to meet other English speakers, join the club for a night of conversation July 14 at Greifenkalu Brewery at 7 p.m. For more information or if the weather seems poor, call Jane at 0951-133-7151. To get more information on the programs, e-mail DECB@gmx.de. Volunteers needed at the chapel U.S. Army Garrison Bamberg Community Chapel is looking for volunteers to fill the following volunteer positions: musician for the Protestant service, musician for the Catholic service, Catholic religious education coordinator, Protestant religious education coordinator and Catholic clergy. If interested in volunteering at the chapel, call 0951-300-8879.

Weekly Reminders There will be a Community Flea Market at the Community Activity Center July 10, Aug. 14 and Sept. 11. The hours are 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Tables are available for rent for $5 each. Sign up at the Cool Beans front counter. For more information, e-mail liz.gonzalez@eur.army.mil or call 0951300-8659. Have Your own Garden Plot on Warner Barracks The Community Activity Center has garden plots to rent. The cost is $25 per season for a 200 square-foot plot. For more information or to request a plot, e-mail Bradley.cline@us.army.mil or call 0951-300-8659.


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NAF 101 Bamberg Nonappropriated Funds Civilian Personnel Advisory Center will be conducting employment workshops for all eligible individuals interested in learning how to apply and write a resume for a NAF position. This is not a general class on how to write a resume. It is specifically tailored for NAF vacancy announcement applicants. The workshop will be in the Bamberg CPAC Conference Room in Building 7486. All workshops are on Fridays from 10 - 11:30 a.m. Dates are June 18, Aug. 27 and Oct. 22. Sign up the Tuesday prior to each scheduled workshop as there is a maximum of eight slots available. For more information regarding training or eligibility, call 0951-300-8027.

discover more about the programs of the Boy Scouts of America in Europe, visit the website at www.tac-bsa.org/Home.html or call the Camp Darby staff at 633-7760. mTBI Clinic Requests Artwork In support of the valuable role that art can play in enhancing the healing process, the mTBI clinic staff would like to invite community members to donate original drawings, paintings or framed photographs for display in the hallways of Bamberg‘s new mTBI facility. These donated pieces can be on stretched canvas for easy hanging or on flat canvas. Size preferred for framework is 8x10. Sindy McCord, occupational therapist, is an advocate and supporter for integrating art into health care environments and will be the main point of contact for the project. For more information, call 0951-300-8969 or the mTBI front office at 0951-300-7984.

DES/Vehicle Registration Office Bamberg license plates are available for motorcycles and trailers. Everyone that is due for renewal and still has the old U.S. Army Europe plates has to change to the new Bamberg plates. To renew plates, customers must bring a new insurance card (not older than 120 days). For more information, call 0951-300-7580. New Tax Relief Services The Family and Morale Welfare and Recreation Tax Relief Office now offers a new service for U.S. Army Garrison Bamberg 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 if these utilities are provided by Bamberg Stadtwerke. Other energy and utility providers can also be used, but customers will have to register through the USAG Schweinfurt UTAP. For more information, call the Bamberg tax relief office at 0951-300-1780 or the Schweinfurt tax relief office at 09721-96-1780. Lutheran Worship Services The U.S. Army Garrison Bamberg Community Chapel now sponsors a Liturgical church service every first and third Sunday at 9 a.m. in the Bamberg Chapel Family Life Center. All Lutherans or other liturgically-minded people are welcome to attend. For more information, call 0951-300-8141 or e-mail david.jacob@eur.army.mil. Passport and Immigration Fees The U.S. Department of State is considering increasing the fees associated with passports and Immigration Services. Customers are highly en-

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couraged to submit applications prior to the Department of State‘s decision, which will occur at an unknown time in the future. Passport Office The Bamberg Passport Office has recently upgraded its website. You can now access all the informational handouts from the convenience of your home or office. Go to http:// ww w. b a m b e rg. arm y. m i l / di re c t orat es / d hr/ passport.asp and select the appropriate link. For assistance in filling out the Passport Application, download the Application Wizards User‘s guide. Puerto Rican Birth Certificates In December 2009, the government of Puerto Rico, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, enacted a new law aimed at strengthening the issuance and usage of birth certificates to combat fraud and protect the identity of all people born in Puerto Rico. On July 1, this law will invalidate all birth certificates issued before July 1, 2010 by the Puerto Rico Health Department, through its Vital Statistics Record Office. Affected Soldiers, civilian employees and family members will need to request issuance of a new birth certificate. It is recommended that all citizens born in Puerto Rico but residing overseas obtain a copy of the new birth certificate by filling out a Birth Certificate Application form from the Puerto Rico Vital Statistics Record office on or after July 1. Application forms can be obtained at http://www.salud.gov.pr/Programas/ registroDemografico/Pages/ RequisitosparasolicituddeNacimiento.aspx or http://www.bamberg.army.mil/directorates/dhr/ passports.asp. Calling All Eagle Scouts The Transatlantic Council is conducting a roundup of all Eagle Scouts residing in Europe to help celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America. The goal is to communicate to all Eagle Scouts the opportunities available for service, support and programs throughout Europe. The Transatlantic Council will also be holding a reception for all Eagle Scouts, their parents and spouses during this 100th Anniversary year. To receive information about the Transatlantic Council and opportunities for youth and adult Eagle Scouts contact the headquarters at Camp Darby at advancement@tac-bsa.org. To

Clinic Hours The Bamberg Health Clinic hours of operation are as follows: Monday through Thursday sick call is from 7 - 8 a.m.; full service is available from 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. On Fridays, sick call is from 7 - 8 a.m. and full service from 7:30 a.m. - noon. We are closed on Friday afternoons for mandatory training. The Health Clinic is also closed on federal holidays and weekends. For more information or if you need to make an appointment, call 0951-300-1750. If you have a medical emergency, call the Bamberg Military Police at 0951-300-114. You may also call the TRICARE Nurse Advice Line at toll-free number 00800-4759-2330, 24 hours a day, seven days a week to talk to a nurse about your health care concerns, get self-care advice to help you feel better now, schedule appointments with your military provider and arrange a phone call with your provider. ACS Hours of Operation Army Community Service is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. The office is closed on federal holidays but open on training holidays. For more information, call 0951300-7777. Community Activity Center Hours Bamberg's Community Activity Center operational hours are:  Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.  Friday: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.  Saturdays: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.  Sundays: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.  Free Wi-Fi is available around the CAC (Building 7047). Customs Office The Bamberg Customs Office is located in Rooms 124 and 125 in Building 7011 across the street from the movie theater. Customer service hours are from 8 a.m. to noon and 12:30 - 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and closed on German and American holidays. For more information, call 0951-300-7460 or 0951-300-9312. The fax number is 0951-300-8665. Office personnel can assist with importing items, selling items to non-ID card holders, help visiting family members get permission to drive USAREUR-plated car or get permission to have an ESSO card for rental vehicles by filling out a 175L form. Personnel can also help retirees and widows get permission to go shopping on post if they visit for more than 30 days or live in Germany. Pre-Separation Briefing Planning to move from Soldier to civilian? Take advantage of the transition services offered by the Army Career and Alumni Program, such as a


Department of Labor two-and-a-half day job assistance workshop, resume preparation assistance and information about veterans‘ benefits. Make an appointment to attend the mandatory ACAP Pre-Separation Briefing; held weekly and about an hour long. Separating Soldiers can start the ACAP process one year before separating. Soldiers who will be retiring can start two years out from their projected retirement date. For more information, call 0951-300-8925. Chapel Meeting The Bamberg Protestant Women of the Chapel has weekly meetings on Wednesdays from 911:30 a.m. at the Bamberg Chapel. Free childcare is provided. For more information, call 0951-300-1570. Family Readiness Classes for Family Readiness Group volunteer positions are every first and third Tuesday of the month from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. in Building 7354. Learn the duties of an FRG. For more information, call 0951-300-7777. Veterinary Facility Veterinary Office 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. Sexual Assault Your Sexual Assault Response Coordinator is available 24 hours a day. Call 0951-300-8397 for your local office or 0162-510-2917 for the 24hour hotline. Family Strengths and Stresses Army Community Service, 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 Stress and Anger Management Classes. For information, call 0951-300-7777.  Family Advocacy - Need assistance in learning how to manage a life full of stress or ambivalence? Come every Thursday to

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Building 7487 from 1:30 – 3 p.m. for Anger/ 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.

Airport Shuttle The Frankfurt Shuttle Bus departs from the Bamberg Army Community Service building Monday-Friday at 6:35 a.m. and arrives at the airport at 9:45 a.m. The first return shuttle departs from the airport at 11 a.m. and arrives in Bamberg at 3:15 p.m. The second shuttle departs from the airport at 2:50 p.m. and arrives in Bamberg at 6:30 p.m. The drop-off point is at the ACS building. The shuttle is not available on American and training holidays.

Sports, Health and Fitness Women’s Softball Sign up for the Softball Community Women‘s League at U.S. Army Garrison Bamberg on July 10 at 10 a.m. at Pendleton Field. Entry fee of $250 per team includes t-shirts and trophies. Tournament is open to first six teams that register. For m ore inf orm ation, e -m ail Charles.Williams@eur.army.mil or call 0951-300 -7597. Mountain Bike Series Bamberg will host the Installation Management Command Europe mountain bike series Aug. 7. For more information call Outdoor Recreation at 0951-300-9376. Hunting Course There is a hunting course scheduled to start Sept. 16. The course is 60 hours long and will be finished the first week of November. Classes will be Monday and Thursday evenings and on Saturday. The hunting course costs $150 and attendees will have to spend between €400 and €600 during the course for range activities that are required. With the hunting course certificate, you can obtain the right to purchase and own weapons while in Germany. For more information, e-mail Bambergfishing@eur.army.mil or call 0951-300-9376. Personal Trainer Available Want to get in shape with one-on-one personal service? The Freedom Fitness Facility is offering personal training with a certified instructor to get you in shape like you always wanted. Fees are $35 per session or save $35 by taking five sessions for only $150. Physical Shape There is a Spinning and Abs class Tuesdays between 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. and a Spinning class on Wednesday mornings from 5:30 - 6:30 a.m. For the Wednesday class, units can reserve up to 24 bikes for physical training. There is a cardio-weights class on Thursdays from 8:30 9:30 a.m. The cost is $4 per class. Instructors will lead you through the workout of your life. Sign up at the Freedom Fitness Facility. Bowling Lanes The Birchview Lanes Bowling Center is located in Building 7690. For more information, visit the FMWR website http://www.bamberg.army.mil/ directorates/dfmwr/bc.asp for latest updates and upcoming FMWR events or call 0951-300-7722. 

Taco Pizza Special - Every Wednesday in May. Receive $1 off any Taco Pizza you order. Call-ins and take-out are available.

Family Day - Every Sunday in May at 10:30 a.m. Bring the Family out to the bowling center for some fun. All kids bowl for $1 per game and $1 for shoe rental. Kids Showcase - Free bowling Sunday, May 30 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. All kids 16 and under receive the first two games free. Shoe rental is $1. Free hot dog and chips. Lunch Special - Daily in May from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Purchase one of our daily combo meals during lunch and receive a reduced rate on bowling fees. Taco Alley - Bamberg‘s Tex-Mex kitchen is now open: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 11 a.m. 9 p.m.; Tuesday from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Youth and Teens Aqua Barons Meet new people and become a part of the Aqua Barons team. Get into shape and stay in shape by swimming. Earn awesome rewards like trophies, medals, ribbons and even a varsity letter. Travel around Europe for swim meets in places like Italy, Spain, Belgium, England and many more places. For more information about the Aqua Barons, e-mail bambergaquabarons@yahoo.com. Volunteers Needed The Bamberg Middle High School is seeking volunteers for tutoring students in any subject at the middle and/or high school level. If you would like to help out, call Celeste Rush 0951-3008874 or e-mail celeste.rush@eu.dodea.edu. Volleyball Camp There will be a Department of Defense Dependents Schools - Europe and Amateur Athletic Union sanctioned volleyball camp at Vilseck's Rose Barracks in August. Elementary and Middle School Camp is scheduled for Aug. 18-20. The cost for Elementary / Middle School is $75. High School Camp is scheduled for Aug. 21-24. The cost for High School is $150. All campers will be required to have a valid physical to participate. For more information, call 0966-2832864 or e-mail brian.swenty@eu.dodea.edu.

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Arts is offering free admission to various museums across the United States this summer to active duty military personnel and their immediate families. Although not all museums are participating, http://www.nea.gov/national/ bluestarmuseums/index.ph will provide you with the museums participating. Blue Star Museums is a partnership among Blue Star Families, the National Endowment for the Arts, and more than 700 museums in all 50 states to offer free admission to active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day, May 31 through Sept. 6. Outreach KONTAKT Club Events The Outreach KONTAKT Club is an Army in Europe program designed to promote German and American friendship. The Outreach KONTAKT bowling team meets Fridays at 7 p.m. at Birchview Lanes. On Thursdays the music group meets at 8 p.m. at the KONTAKT clubhouse on the airfield. For more information, contact the German president Klaus Kirchhof at 095124378 or at b.k.kirchhof@web.de or contact the American project officer Capt. Carlos Rivera at 0951-300-1610 or at Carlos.rivera2@eur.army.mil.

Closures / Changes Organizational Day The U.S. Army Garrison Bamberg‘s annual Organizational Day is June 18. Many post facilities and organizations will be closed, including Vehicle Registration. Some will remain open with minimal staffing, including the Commissary, ID Section, Freedom Fitness Facility and Postal Service Center. For more information on specific hours and availability of services, contact the organization. Dagger’s Inn Closed Dagger‘s Inn dining facility will be temporarily closed from July 21 – Sept. 2. For more information, call 469-8448.

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Why Did I Get Married Too? (PG-13)

7 p.m.

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June 18

Marmaduke (PG) (1st run)

7 p.m.

Sat.

June 19

Marmaduke (PG) (1st run)

3 p.m.

The Last Song (PG)

7 p.m.

The Last Song (PG)

3 p.m.

Marmaduke (PG) (1st run)

7 p.m.

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Mon.

June 21

Date Night (PG)

7 p.m.

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June 24

Date Night (PG)

7 p.m.

Fri.

June 25

The Karate Kid (PG) (1st run)

7 p.m.

Sat.

June 26

Oceans (G)

3 p.m.

Kick Ass (R)

7 p.m.

Oceans (G)

3 p.m.

Karate Kid (PG) (1st run)

7 p.m.

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Tax Center The Bamberg Tax Center has extended its hours of operation. The center will be open through Sept. 30 on an appointment basis only. The center is open Monday through Friday from 8 – 11:30 a.m. and 1 – 3:30 p.m. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 0951-300-8252. Service Office The U.S. Army Garrison Bamberg Retirement Services Officer/Casualty Manager has relocated to Building 7290, Room 208, next to Burger King. For more information, call 0951-300-7514. Auto Skills Operation Hours The Auto Skills Shop and Car Wash, Building 7038, has returned to its normal hours of operation. The shop is now open seven days a week. For more information, call the Auto Skills Shop at 0951-300-7546.

June 20

June 27

Mon.

June 28

The Karate Kid PG) (1st run)

7 p.m.

Thurs.

July 1

Kick Ass (R)

7 p.m.

Fri.

July 2

Toy Story 3 (G) 1st Run

3 p.m.

Death At A Funeral (R)

7 p.m.

Toy Story 3 (G) 1st Run

3 p.m.

Death At A Funeral (R)

7 p.m.

Toy Story 3 (G) 1st Run

3 p.m.

The Losers (PG-13)

7 p.m.

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July 3

July 4

Continuing Education Enroll in June and Save University of Phoenix will waive the application fee and resource fees associated with your first graduate class when you enroll during the month of June, a savings of up to $150. For more information, call 0951-208-535 or email Leah.Gransbery@phoenix.edu. Praxis Exam The Praxis exam for teacher‘s licensure and certification is being offered at the Education Center July 26-28. Deadline to register is June 9. For more information about the test, e-mail Michael.lapp2@us.army.mil or call 0951300-7382. Learning Lessons Join the University of Phoenix June 25 from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., at the Bamberg Education Center, for a quick learning session on American Psychological Association style, or APA. The session is intended to improve writing skills by tackling the six most common APA errors and the four most common writing errors made by college students. This event is open to the community at no cost. For more information, call Leah Gransbery at 0951208-5350 or e-mail Leah.Gransbery@phoenix.edu University of Phoenix The University of Phoenix is open Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. - noon. UOP is located at the Warner Barracks Army Education Center, Building 7047, Room 309. Leah Gransbery, University of Phoenix field rep-

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The Losers (PG-13)

7 p.m.

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July 8

The Losers (PG-13)

7 p.m.

Fri.

July 9

Grown Ups (PG-13) 1st Run

7 p.m.

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July 10

Furry Vengeance (PG)

3 p.m.

Knight And Day (N/A) 1st Run

7 p.m.

Furry Vengeance (PG)

3 p.m.

Grown Ups (Pg-13) 1st Run

7 p.m.

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July 11

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July 12

Knight And Day (N/A) 1st Run

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A Nightmare On Elm Street (R)

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resentative, can help you start your master‘s program. Online and on-site courses are available and degrees can be achieved in 15 - 24 months. For more information, call 0951-208-5350. German 101 Free Introduction to German is every Monday at noon at the community library. Participants will learn some German words and phrases. For more information, call 0951-300-1740.

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Federal Aid Students are encouraged to explore the many financial aid opportunities available while enrolled in UMUC Europe, including grants, low-interest loans and monthly payment plans. The 2010-2011 Free Application for Federal Student Aid application is now available for students to begin applying for 2010-2011 federal financial aid. Grants may be used along with Veterans Affairs benefits, scholarships, military Tuition Assistance and military spouse tuition assistance. For more information on registration, financial aid and services, contact a local UMUC Europe field representative, call 314-370-

Outside the Gate Weekend events in and around Bamberg June 19—29 Many local villages will be hosting Kirchweih festivals, an annual event that celebrates the anniversary of the founding of the town‘s church. Often, the local brewery will make a special beer for the event, which also includes food, music and games. For more information on Kirchweih festivals log on to the website www.kirchweihkalender-bamberg.deplaza/kerwa.neo Saturday, June 19 9:30 a.m. Regnitzwellencup, Volleyball tournaments with 128 teams, Fuchs-Park-Stadion, Festwiese, Pödeldorfer Strasse. 180, 96050 Bamberg, visit www.regnitzwellencup.de (until June 20) 12 p.m. Organ concert at the Bamberg Cathedral (A. C. Braga, J. S. Bach, D. Buxtehude, W. Boyce and own compositions), Kaiserdom Bamberg, Domplatz 5, 96049 Bamberg, visit www.bamberger-dommusik.de 2 p.m. Wellness Fair, variety of exhibitors, Franconian and Moroccan specialties, Paradies der Sinne, Kapellenweg 59, 96129 Strullendorf (until June 20) 2:30 p.m. Dorf- und Backofenfest (Village – and Baking Oven festival), Lindach, 91332 Heiligenstadt i. OFr. (until June 20) 4 p.m. 75 Years Almrauschhütte, festival, Almrauschhütte Amlingstadt, Am Hauptsmoorwald 3, 96129 Strullendorf. 4 p.m. Schammelsdorfer Kerwa (Kirchweih festival), Schammelsdorf, 96123 Litzendorf 6 p.m. Kirchweih festival, Hartlanden, Ringstrasse, 96135 StegaurachHartlanden (until June 20) 6:30 p.m. Johannifeuer (Midsummer festival); Sportplatz Erlau, Kreuzschuher Strasse, 96194 Walsdorf-Erlau 7:30 p.m. Long night in Schesslitz, festival dowtown Schesslitz, 96110 Schesslitz 8 p.m. Barrelhouse Blues Band, live music at Blues Bar, Obere Sandstrasse 18, Bamberg, 0951-53304, e-mail info@blues-bar.de, or visit www.blues-bar.de 9 p.m. Open-Air Festival, Historikhotel Klosterbräu, Marktplatz 4, 96157 Ebrach, 09553 - 180,e-mail klosterbraeu@landidyll.com, or visit www.landidyll.com/historikhotel-klosterbraeu/ 9:30p.m. Skazka Orchestrasse, Ska, Klezmer, Jazz, Sound´n Arts Club, Sandstrasse 20, 96049 Bamberg 10 p.m. Beat Virus, electronic dance music; Morph Club Bamberg, Morph Club, Luitpoldstrasse 17, 96052 Bamberg, visit www.greenclub-bamberg.de Sunday, June 20 10 a.m. Lake festival in Gerach, specialties and live music, Lake between Gerach and Mauschendorf, Fischerhütte, 96161 Gerach 11 a.m. Schäätzer Biergenuss (Schesslitz beer treat), downtown Schesslitz turns into a big beer garden, live music, food and entertainment, 96110 Schesslitz 11 a.m. Summerfestival on the Fuchsenwiese, family event, information about wild animals with games, food and drink, Fuchsenwiese, Waizendorfer Strasse, 96049 Bamberg 2 p.m. Kirchplatzfest, festivities around the church in Kemmern, family entertainment, Kirchplatz, 96164 Kemmern 3 p.m. Traditional Winefest, Altenburg (Inner court), Altenburg 1, 96049 Bamberg, call 0951-53387 5 p.m. Gartenstädter Orgelsommer - Konzert (Organ concert), music by Telemann, Händel, Fontana, Castello und Vivaldi, Organ music by J. S. Bach, W. A. Mozart and R. Schumann, free admission, Church St. Kunigund, Joseph-Otto-Kolb-Strasse. 1, 96052 Bamberg 5 p.m. Ebracher Musiksommer, on-going summer music festival, Kaisersaal, Marktplatz, 96157 Ebrach, e-mail Gerd Schaller, www.ebracher-musiksommer.de, or call 0955-2297.

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6762 or 06221-3780, or visit www.ed.umuc.edu. Graduate Classes at UOP University of Phoenix will have an information session about their graduate programs June 24 from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. The session will be held in room 308 of the Education Center. Come learn about the Master of Business Administration and Master of Arts in Education programs while enjoying a light lunch. RSVP is required. All attendees will receive an application fee waiver, a savings of $45. For more information, call 0951-208-5350. Sunday, June 21 5 p.m. “6th Gartenstadt Organ Summer” renaissance music at church St. Kunigund, Joseph-Otto-Kolb-Strasse 1, Bamberg 5 p.m. “Musical summer in Ebrach” Munich Radio Orchestra at Kaisersaal (Emperor Hall), Marktplatz, 96157 Ebrach 7 p.m. “Chris de Burgh & Band” live at Domplatz (cathedral courtyard), Bamberg – tickets available at www.bambergticket.de Monday, June 22 7 p.m. Piano-Live at Hofbräu Restaurant & Bar, Karolinenstr. 7, Bamberg 9 p.m. “SCHWOF” the cult disco party, all drinks are half price at LiveClub, Obere Sandstrasse 7, Bamberg Friday, June 26 3:45 p.m. “Lauschangriff Festival 2009” Open air concert - 23 bands perform live music for this three day festival at Jahnwiese Bamberg, Galgenfuhr 30, Bamberg 6:30 p.m. “Hänsel & Gretel” (in German) opera at Marionette-Theater, Untere Sandstrasse 30, Bamberg – tickets avalible at www.bvd-ticket.de 8 p.m. “Barry Foley” live country music at Blues Bar, Obere Sandstrasse 18, Bamberg 8 p.m. “Classical concert” at the orangerie of Seehof castle, Memmelsdorf 11 p.m. “Housebar event meets Mojow” at Mojow-Club, Obstmarkt 8, Bamberg (Cocktail Happy Hour - 12:30 a.m.) Saturday, June 27 12 p.m. “Saturday concert” organ concert at cathedral Kaiserdom Bamberg, Domplatz, Bamberg 1 p.m. “Lauschangriff Festival 2009” Open air concert - 23 bands perform live music for this three day festival at Jahnwiese Bamberg, Galgenfuhr 30, Bamberg 2 p.m. “Canalissimo” festival with various crafts booths, live music and in the evening the river will be lit up with around 2000 candles (between section 100 of the canal and the Untere Brücke) – in case of inclement weather the event will be held on Sunday 7:30 p.m. “Rose garden serenades” live classical music at the rose garden, New Residence, Bamberg – tickets available at www.bvd-ticket.de 11 p.m. “Diskopolente” old school classics at Mojow-Club, Obstmarkt 8, Bamberg (11:00-12:30 is Cocktail Happy Hour) 11 p.m. “SCHWOF” various live bands and DJ rock party at Live-Club, Obere Sandstrasse 7, Bamberg Sunday, June 28 11 a.m. “Canalissimo” festival with various crafts booths and live music at Alter Kanal, Am Kanal, Bamberg 11 a.m. “Lauschangriff Festival 2009” Open air concert - 23 bands perform live music for this three day festival at Jahnwiese Bamberg, Galgenfuhr 30, Bamberg 2 p.m. “Fisher’s fest” at Fischerhäuschen (next to Aldi grocery store), Hauptstrasse, 96120 Bischberg Monday, June 29 7 p.m. Piano-Live at Hofbräu Restaurant & Bar, Karolinenstr. 7, Bamberg 9 p.m. “SCHWOF” the cult disco party, all drinks are half price at LiveClub, Obere Sandstrasse 7, Bamberg. Special exhibits and festivals: Until July 4 Mozart Festival in Würzburg, classical music and more (OpenAir,‖Night music‖ etc.), visit www.mozartfest-wuerzburg.de, Mozartfest-Würzburg, Oeggstrasse 2, 97070 Würzburg, or call 0931-372336 9 a.m. (Tuesdays-Sunday) From Romanticism to the Years of Industrial Expansion – culture of the bourgeois in the 19th century (Von der Romantik bis zur Gründerzeit - Bürgerkultur im 19. Jahrhundert in Bamberg), Historisches Museum, Domplatz 7, 96049 Bamberg, call 0951-87-1142. 9 a.m. (Tue-Sun) 100 Master Works,from Lucas Cranach to Pieter Breughel and Otto Modersohn, 7 centuries of art,Historisches


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AUTOMOBILES 2000 Ford Windstar. Automatic Transmission, power locks/doors, dark blue, seats 7, passed inspection. Asking $2,000.00. email: willitina4@aol.com or call 0171-487-8756. .(6/10/10) 1988 BMW 523i for sale, new brakes, wipers, with all-season tires. Automatic transmission, passes inspection. Traveled much of Europe with this sturdy classic. E-mail outwestsd@yahoo.com or call 0151-2410-9491; $2,800 OBO. (4/22/10)

Please call us and tell us when you sell your item so we can remove the advertisement. Thank you.

EMPLOYMENT The Bamberg Aqua Barons swim team is seeking qualified candidates for the position of head coach. Candidates should have at least one year of coaching experience, ASCA certified preferred. The head coach will be responsible for overseeing all Bamberg Aqua Barons swim programs, practices and meets. Applicants should send their resume by J une 15 to bam bergaquabarons@yahoo.com. (5/27/10) Automotive Technology instructors are needed. Central Texas College-Europe is accepting applications for Automotive instructors who have an associate‘s degree or higher and a minimum of five years work experience in the maintenance field or a bachelor‘s degree and a minimum of three years work experience in the maintenance field. For more information, call Brenda McNeil at 0951-3007467.(4/29/10) AAFES Bamberg is accepting applications for entry-level retail and food service positions. To join the team, log on to www.aafes.com today. For more information, call the AAFES Human Resource Office at 0951-303-159. (4/29/10)

2009 Mini Cooper S Turbo; Chili Red with black racing stripes; A/C; power steering, windows and door locks; power brakes; tilt steering wheel; cruise control; Steptronic transmission; convenience package; Bluetooth upgrade; Harmon Kardon sound system; CD; cold weather package; leather; Alarm system; Xenon headlights; rear fog lamps; navigation system w/European maps; all-season tires; rubber floor mats; carpet mats (new/ unused); free shipping to U.S.; under warranty; 8,800 miles (14,600 km); KBB list $25,830 asking $24,000. For more information, call 0951-297-3984 or e-mail lance.winters1@us.army.mil. (5/18/10) 1994 Renault R19 for sale for $1,000. New brakes and starter, winter and summer tires included. Manual transmission, good car to get around in. Inspected in October 2009. E-mail gonzosgirl51@yahoo.com or call 0170-9079377. (4/2/10)

FOR SALE For Sale: George Foreman (Big George) GGR50B Indoor/Outdoor Electric Barbeque Grill. Excellent condition, only used three times. $50 Call Bryan at 09511857255 or e -m ai l at brh odes@engineer.com. (5/11/10) For Sale: Single family home 10 kilometers outside of Bamberg. Call 0162-2717565 for details. (4/1/10) For Sale: Located in Bamberg, Pier 1 dining room table with six chairs. Excel-

Trips and Travel Opportunities Take a trip with Bamberg Outdoor Recreation in June

Registration for trips begins 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, Building 7116 or call 0951-300-9376/7955. All trips depart and arrive from ODR unless otherwise noted. No refund will be given for no-shows. Military duty restraint or illness will be refunded with documentation. For more trips, visit http://www.bamberg.army.mil/directorates/dfmwr/odr.asp.

June 18-20 Conquer the Zugspitze $150 Dominate the highest peak in Germany. Hike to a hut the first day. On the second day, you will summit the Zugspitze. Descending on the third day, you will hike through Austria and into Mittelwald, taking a train back to Garmisch. Departs from ODR June 18 at 7 a.m. and returns June 20 at about 9 p.m.

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lent condition. Two years old. New cost was $1,300, asking $700 or best offer. Self pick up. Call Randy at 0160-7815496 or e-mail riesr@t-online.de for pictures or more information. (4/14/10) For Sale: Early American bedroom set. All wood – no particle-board. 5-drawer chest of drawers, 3-drawer dresser with mirror, 2-drawer night stand, and full/ queen headboard. Very good condition. Asking $450 or best offer. For more information or to see pictures contact sgmsnco@yahoo.com.

MISCELLANEOUS A few families on beech way are having a garage/pcs sale. We have lots of big items. Home theater system, Ikea slip covered chairs, couches, dining room hutch, book shelves, books, video games, cd's and more. It will be all down beech way! Don't miss it. Located at the end of the block! Saturday 8 a.m.- noon. (617/10) A Soldier left a Class A uniform coat on the bus during the Soldier Reception program on May 20. To claim the coat, call the Bamberg Public Affairs Office at 0951-300-1600. The Bamberg Hospitality House supports the ministry of the Warner Barracks Chapel by offering additional opportunities for discipleship, Bible study, fellowship (that includes food, often!), weekend activities, etc. Join us Friday nights for 6:30 p.m. dinner and Bible study at our home (Sonnenstrasse 7; 96175 Pettstadt; e-mail www.cadence.org/huisjen or call 09502-8037). Join us on Sundays at the 11 a.m. for the Protestant service (Post Chapel). Now forming Mexican Ballet Folklorico. No experience is necessary. Adults only, must be willing to purchase own costume For more information, call 0951-301-79544. (5/14/10) The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a voluntary recall of the lithium-ion batteries used in

Hewlett-Packard and Compaq notebook computers. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. The recalled lithium-ion batteries can overheat, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers. Consumers should immediately remove the batteries referenced above from their notebook computer and contact HP to determine if their battery is included in this recall (even if the battery was previously checked). Consumers with recalled batteries will receive a free replacement battery. After removing the recalled battery from their notebook computer, consumers may use the AC adapter to power the computer until a replacement battery arrives. HP recommends that only batteries obtained from HP or an HP authorized reseller be used with HP notebook PCs. For additional information, visit the HP Battery Replacement Program website at http:// w w w . h p . c o m / s u p p o r t / BatteryReplacement or call 888-2024320 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. (Central Time) Monday through Friday. To see this recall on the CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products, go to http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/ prerel/prhtml10/10240.html (5/27/10)

June 26 White Water Kayak $25 Perfect for beginners. Learn the basics of white water kayaking on the Wiesent in Little Swiss. Please wear a swimsuit, water shoes, bring drinks and lunch. Includes transportation, equipment & instruction. Departs from ODR at 8 a.m. and returns about 6 p.m. July 3-6 Garmisch Adventure Weekend $125 Take in the breathtaking beauty of Garmisch, Germany, on an adventure weekend that includes biking, hiking, climbing, and possibly kayaking. Trip includes transportation and three nights lodging at double occupancy. The bus departs July 3 from ODR at 9 a.m. and returns July 6 at 10 p.m. July 8 Tour Under Bamberg $20 This unique trip through tunnels under Bamberg gives you a view of the city that shouldn‘t be missed. The tunnels are generally cool and damp. Wear appropriate clothing and bring a flashlight. The bus departs from ODR at 5 p.m. and returns at 7:30 p.m.

June 21 Solstice Hike $20 On the longest day of the year, celebrate the summer solstice with an evening hike to the Walberla Plateu in Little Swiss. Although the solstice only lasts a split second, the memories will last a lifetime. Pack your dinner for a picnic at the top. Departs from ODR at 5:30 p.m. and returns about 9 p.m.

July 10 Berlin City Tour $60 A cultural haven for any explorer, Berlin has something for every taste. Visit Brandenburg Tor, Reichstag, Alexanderplatz, Checkpoint Charlie, KaDeWe, Jewish memorials and more. The trip includes transportation and a city tour. Children ages 4-12 are $40; children 3 and under are $20. The bus departs from the Chapel Parking Lot at 5 a.m. and returns at 11 p.m.

June 26 Prague City Tour $60 Containing one of the world‘s most pristine and varied collections of architecture, Prague is a vibrant city. Trip includes transportation and a city tour. Children ages 4-12 are $40; children 3 and under are $20. The bus departs from the Chapel parking lot at 5 a.m. and returns about 11 p.m.

July 10 White Water Kayak $25 Perfect for beginners. Learn the basics of white water kayaking on the Wiesent in Little Swiss. Please wear a swimsuit, water shoes and bring drinks and lunch. The trip includes transportation, equipment and instruction. The bus departs from ODR at 8 a.m. and returns at 6 p.m.


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Avoid tick bites by practicing preventive measures By Catherine Gehrau, Katterbach Health Clinic VILSECK, Germany – There‘s no way around it, tick season is here. As a resident of Bavaria, there are three things you should know: how to prevent tick bites, how to remove a tick and what your options are in terms of vaccinations. The first step in prevention is to know your enemy. The peak periods for ticks are April to November. Small but dangerous, ticks are the carriers of many diseases such as Tick-Borne Encephalitis, better known as FSME in Germany. Ironically, the tick itself is usually not infected with the virus. Instead, it transports the virus to humans and animals such as dogs. To prevent getting a tick bite, cover your arms, legs and ankles and use insect repellant on exposed skin, socks and outer clothing. Also, pay attention to your environment. Walking through the woods or areas with heavy undergrowth, camping or working in forested areas could put you in contact with ticks and potentially result in a bite. You should always examine your body and clothing for ticks after spending time in rural or forested areas. Ticks found should be removed as soon as possible (see sidebar). If you‘re bitten by a tick, it‘s possible you could develop Tick-Borne Encephalitis. About two-thirds of the people who contract the virus experience a mild illness that may last up to a week. In the remaining third, the illness may progress to more serious side effects such as inflammation of the brain or spinal cord. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there isn‘t a specific antiviral treatment for Tick-Borne Encephalitis. However, there is a vaccine that can help prevent contracting the virus in the first place. The vaccine is offered on the German economy – it is not available at your local Army health clinic – and is called the FSME im-

How to remove a tick Grasp the tick with tweezers as close to your skin as possible and with steady motion, pull the tick‘s body away from your skin. Clean the skin with soap and water. Throw the dead tick away in the household trash. Do not be alarmed if the tick‘s mouthparts remain in the skin. Once separated from the body, the mouthpart can no longer transmit disease. Watch for signs of illness such as a fever or rash, which may occur seven to 14 days after the bite. If these develop, see your health care provider.

munization. However, it only protects against Tick-Borne Encephalitis. It does not protect against any other tick-borne diseases, such as Lyme disease. The immunization is an inactivated virus and basically consists of three injections. The first two injections are given one to three months apart and the third injection is given nine to 12 months later. The vaccine is available in Germany for adults and children who are three years of age or older. In high endemic areas, the vaccine can be given to children as early as one year of age. Vaccine protection starts as early as 14 days after the second injection. This protection can last up to five years for people under the age of 60. For people more than 60 years old, protection lasts about three years.

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―The advertisement was good and everyone received an invitation,‖ he said. ―It shows someone is thinking about you.‖ After Montell‘s brief, Directorate of Public Works employee Helmut Weiss gave a guided bus tour of post. The tour, entitled ―History of the Bamberg Garrison Experience,‖ included information on Warner Barracks‘ changing face through multiple wars and peacetime. Widow Dorothea Voloshin was really impressed with Weis‘ descriptions of the garrison‘s many unknown historical qualities. Though born and raised in Bamberg, Voloshin said there were still many surprises. ―I never realized there were bunkers underneath some of the buildings,‖ she said. ―Or how many horses were once in the stables here.‖ All Soldiers who come to Bamberg should go on a tour like this, she added.

It is possible to receive the immunizations on an accelerated schedule. Talk to your health care provider for more information. As with most immunizations, there are side effects of the vaccine. This can include fatigue, upset stomach, fever and tenderness or redness of the injection site. If you have an egg allergy, you should not receive this vaccine. If you are interested in receiving the vaccine, you may get a referral from your local health clinic to have the immunization administered on the German economy. Unfortunately, the ticks aren‘t going anywhere. Now that you know more about your options, take time to decide which preventive measures are best for you and your family. When in doubt, contact your local health clinic. Information for this article was taken from the CDC and the Robert Koch Institute in Germany. Catherine Gehrau is a registered nurse at the Katterbach Health Clinic

Recycling Tips 1. Recycle your newspapers. 2. Share newspapers and magazines with others to extend the lives of these items and reduce the generation of waste paper. 3. Make your own lunch instead of buying over-packaged snacks- it could save you money!

Energy-saving Tips 1. When shopping for appliances, look for the ENERGY STAR label. 2. Turn off your stove or oven about 10 minutes before the dish is readythis saves energy. 3. Daytime reading and working areas should be located where window light is sufficient on all but the darkest, overcast days. This would include the chair with the magazine rack, the play table for the children, the workbench or the sewing machine. Light also means heat, so you‘ll be warmer as you work or play in this area.


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spectors checked to see if everything from the packing list was there, if it was clean and if it was serviceable. The competition continued into the night with the night land navigation course which ended around 1 a.m. After a rigorous first day and only about three hours of sleep, each Soldier had to start the second day with a nine-mile march carrying a 35-pound rucksack, Individual Body Armor with bulletproof plates, kevlar and a weapon. The final event was a formal board comprised of sergeants major from across the brigade, with Command Sgt. Maj. Ismael Rodriguez, the command sergeant major of the 16th Sust. Bde., as president of the board. The Soldiers made their way into the room, their every move and every answer, being critiqued by the board. When every Soldier finished the board, the scores were tallied and the winners were announced. Sgt. Richard Hunter, the communications NCO for 240th QM, 391st CSSB, from Glasgow, Ky., and Churchman earned the titles of the 16th Sust. Bde. WLOY and 16th Sust. Bde. WOY, respectively. ―The competition was very tiring, but overall it let me know where I stand and what I need to work on before the going to the next level,‖Hunter said.

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Dominic Williams (left) and Rodney Quinn (right) overlook the Rhine River during ferry trip near Obrwesel, Germany, at the European competition.

Local students to compete for National History Day honors By Kevin Drury, Bamberg High School For the second year in a row, Bamberg Elementary School will have students competing at the national level of the National History Day Competition in College Park, Md. Dominic Williams and Rodney Quinn received this honor at the European level competition in April, during a three-day event in Oberwesel, Germany. The two students created a website about the Turtle Submarine and its impact on the development of the modern submarine. Students from nearly every Department of Defense Education Activity school in Europe compete at the European level of the competition. Dominic and Rodney had previously impressed judges at the local and district levels, and their project impressed the European level judges as well. ―The European competition was one of the coolest things I‘ve ever done in school,‖ Rodney said . ―It makes me want to do another project next year, so I can try to make it back.‖ Dominic said that the national competition will be exciting and he looks forward to competing against all of the stateside projects. The NHD National Competition is June 13-17. Winners in each category are awarded a cash prize up to $2,000 from the History Channel. Scholarships and other awards are also available for top projects. Dominic and Rodney said they look forward to representing their community and Bamberg Elementary School. Eight other students will be representing Department of Defense Dependents Schools. Last year, Steven Leeds, a 6th grader at the time, and Violet Knoll, who was a 9th grader, took part in the event.


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Hooah Day 173rd Special Troops Battalion and 4th Battalion, 319th Field Artillery

Spc. David Lewis

Spouses from 173rd Special Troops Battalion and 4th Battalion, 319th Field Artillery take part in Hooah Day on June 5. Hooah Day gives spouses an opportunity to go through training their husband or wife would experience as a Soldier. The spouses practiced a Parachute Landing Fall, learned to shoot at the Engagement Skills Trainer and went through an obstacle course. tany Tripp answered questions about the display and explained its purpose.

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The afternoon program also included the traditional Army Birthday cake-cutting. Master Sgt. Matthew Waldron, Equal Opportunity Advisor and master of ceremonies, introduced the event by thanking attendees and participants.

―The display shows some of the equipment we utilize and shows the veterans some of the new stuff we can do,‖ Kleinman said. The celebration went into the night hours as community members set up tents and relaxed with grilled food and live entertainment at Engineer Lake.

―Our Soldiers remain Army Strong and with a deep commitment to our core values and beliefs,‖ Waldron said. ―We are the strength of our nation.‖

Approximately 80 people participated in the evening program, which included a bonfire, obstacle course and a late night movie.

Rosenberg spoke next, applauding not only today‘s Soldiers, Families and civilians but the retirees who have helped build the Army‘s strength.

Bamberg Family and Morale, Welfare, and Recreation Director Darrell Clay said the success of the evening was evident in the community‘s positive feedback.

Veterans help make this community the great place that it is, Rosenberg began. ―The U.S. Army is undoubtedly the greatest Army in the world,‖ he said. ―And that is because people like me are carried on the backs of those who came before us.‖ The youngest Soldier present, Pfc. Amanda Worthington, 54th Engineer Battalion, Rosenberg and USAG Bamberg‘s acting command sergeant major Master Sgt. Victor Monroy gripped a saber and cut slices for attendees.

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Bamberg residents camp out June 11 at Engineer Lake. Events were not limited to indoors. Soldiers from the 54th Eng. Bn. presented a static display of military hardware in the FFF parking lot. Pfc. Dean Kleinman and Pfc. Brit-

―We were very fortunate and blessed with the ideal weather for camping,‖ Clay said. ―I‘m confident, based on the success of the ‗Night at the Lake,‘ that we will be offering this same type of programming in the near future. The Bamberg Family and MWR is proud to serve those that serve.‖ To see more photos of Bamberg‘s 2010 Army Birthday events, visit www.flickr.com/ photos/warnerweekly/


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garten at Bamberg Elementary School. Her daughter Olivia was enrolled in the most recent session. Anderson initially enrolled Ciara when the program was introduced to parents with children in the preschool on post. She immediately saw positive results. ―It was automatic,‖ she said. ―Her social skills (really improved). She picked up all kinds of stuff education-wise. It was an automatic given that Olivia was coming because I was so impressed with Mrs. Bonilla.‖ Anderson watched her older daughter enter Bamberg Elementary School with ease last fall after completing the pilot program. ―Ciara was more than ready to go to kindergarten the first day because she knew she had friends and so they all went together,‖ she said. ―It got them all understanding what‘s going on and how to be in a structured environment. There were no tearful goodbyes. She just went through the door, it was no big deal.‖ Anderson wishes the program had developed sooner for her older son to take advantage of it. ―I really think this program is better than other preschool programs…even in the civilian world,‖ she said. ―I think they really get more out of it here.‖ While the Army provides guidelines and offers materials for the program, Bonilla tailors the classes to meet the needs of the students. ―When I plan, I plan to the level of the children,‖ she said. ―We still stick with the same routine and structure, but if I know that the majority know letters, I can move on to sounds. If I know that they need a little help with patterns, then, we‘ll still stick with patterns until they‘re ready to move on. I work with each individual child. We have different materials that help us document and do that.‖

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Students take part in Bamberg’s Strong Beginnings program. The program also held parent-teacher conferences three times this year, in the fall, winter and spring. Bonilla said attendance at the conferences was high and she received positive feedback from parents. ―A lot of parents felt their child was a step ahead when they went to kindergarten,‖ she said. Further preparation is available in the summer through Kindergarten Boot Camp, which is open to all children in the community preparing for kindergarten. ―It‘s just one week of getting back into school mode,‖ Bonilla said. Last year‘s boot camp activities included a tour of the school, an introduction to the cafeteria, a visit to the kindergarten hallways and playground as well as meeting one of the kindergarten teachers.

Another addition Bonilla made to the curriculum was a foreign language.

Bonilla would like to welcome parents who are interested in the program to sit in on a classroom activity or speak with her directly.

―When they go to school they‘re going to get another language, so I figure we can start early,‖ she said.

―Parents are always welcome to call ahead and come peek at the classroom to have an idea,‖ she said. ―We‘ve had parents sit down and watch how the classroom goes to see if it‘s right for their child.‖

Liz Mendes taught Spanish as part of the program and acted as Bonilla‘s aid. Functioning on the same timeline as Bamberg Elementary School, Strong Beginnings follows the same break schedule to ensure the children are prepared for their kindergarten year.

Children come away from this program with an understanding of kindergarten etiquette, Bonilla said. They are able to better focus during group time, follow rules and understand that school is for learning. For more information or to enroll your child in Strong Beginnings, call Parent Central Services at 0951-300-7716.

Field Day at Bamberg Elementary School

Douglas DeMaio

Fourth and 5th graders at Bamberg Elementary School compete in activities during the school’s Field Day on June 11. Sixth graders from the school planned, organized and ran the field day. Students competed in activities like the Bat spin, tug of war, 100-yard dash and more. The students begin their summer break today.


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