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Warner Barracks leaders respond to designer drug use By Mindy Campbell, USAG Bamberg Public Affairs
such as Spice Gold, K2, Samurai Spirit, Genie, Yucatan Fire, Mojo and Voodoo, according to a report by the Army Center for Substance Abuse Programs.
It has the potential to be a drug counselor or parent‟s worst nightmare – spice is a cheap, easy to get and currently legal drug.
The drug is reported to cause marijuana-like effects including euphoria, giddiness, silliness, bloodshot eyes and impaired shortterm memory and concentration, the report stated.
Even more frightening for adults is the fact that spice, an herbal incense mixed with chemical compounds that gives a marijuana -like high, has some severe side effects and is addictive. Military officials are beginning to worry about spice as they see an upswing in usage among Soldiers. Recently, the Army as well as Warner Barracks leadership have begun cracking down on the prohibited designer drug. The designer drug Spice has become increasingly popular among Soldiers on post, said Maj. Seamus Garrett, provost marshal. From July through September, the Military Police investigated five cases involving spice. The cases included more than 25
Three kinds of synthetic versions of marijuana that are sold as incense are pictured: Funky Green Stuff, Black Magic Smoke and K2. Turned over is a K2 bag, showing the content and a warning. people suspected of possession, use and distribution, Garrett said. Spice, is a leafy green mixture of herbal and synthetic cannabinoids that, when smoked, mimics the effects of marijuana. Readily available in tobacco shops and online, the drug is known by many names
Introduced in European and Canadian smoke shops several years ago, spice is sold as incense with labels on the package that warn it is not for human consumption. Easily obtainable, relatively cheap and often not recognized in urinalysis tests, spice is popular among Soldiers, Garrett said. Right now, the number of spice users is relatively low, Garrett said. But, there is concern the numbers could grow. “A broad-based awareness and general knowledge of this stuff combined with the fact that it is easy to obtain makes it poten(DRUG continued on page 13)
Bamberg hosts women’s conference supporting volunteers By Ashley Bateman, USAG Bamberg Public Affairs Social networking, self defense, military casualties and public speaking were just a few of the topics addressed in classes at the Warner Conference Center Oct. 14. The courses, attended by women from all over Germany, were part of AWAG‟s Franken-area conference hosted by Warner Barracks last week. For 55 years, American Women‟s Activities, Germany, now simply known as AWAG, has provided a place for women from all branches of the Armed Forces and civilians serving the Army in Europe. The private, non-profit organization focuses on training and celebrating volunteers through seminars and conferences, working to push forward new and better ways to support American Families stationed overseas. June Jannsen, currently the Franken-area representative and seated on the Board of Governors, organized the conference in Bamberg. Jannsen, who has been involved in AWAG for several years, refers to the deep connection of women in the group as “the AWAG sisterhood.” “We do fabulous projects together,” Jannsen said. “It‟s a link within the community and at our annual conference especially so many people get to see those who‟ve moved to different communities. They sit down and compare notes…it‟s a great exchange of ideas and information.” This year‟s annual conference will be at the Edelweiss Lodge and Resort in Garmisch from May 15-19 and often draws large num-
Participants at the Franken-area AWAG conference in Bamberg Oct. 14 listen to speaker Steve Dalby discuss social media. bers. “This program now for 55 years has been in the business of coaching, teaching, mentoring and just plain caring about our volunteers,” said Lt. Col. Steven L. Morris, U.S. Army Garrison Bamberg commander, in his welcome address. “On behalf of myself and the many persons in this community, I‟m grateful for your service to (AWAG continued on page 11)
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Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration 2010 By Ashley Bateman, USAG Bamberg Public Affairs “Hispanic Americans from all points of the world have made contributions to the United States in the areas of politics, medicine, education, entertainment, science, sport and the Armed Forces, to name a few,” said U.S. Army Garrison Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel Ocanas. “And as of May of this year, 463 Hispanic Americans made the ultimate sacrifice for our country in support of Operation Iraqi and Enduring Freedom.” Ocanas spoke at USAG Bamberg‟s Hispanic Heritage Month celebration Oct. 16, listing the many accomplishments and victories of Hispanic Americans throughout history. More than 200 community members attended the event, which also included live music courtesy of Staff Sgt. Quetzalcoatl Jimenez and his sons, Reiky and Zeus, a fashion show of traditional dress, pictured right, and a variety of ethnic food choices from the 45 volunteers who helped make the event a success.
Warner Barracks to host variety of Halloween events By Szilvia Ascencio-Csapó, Family and MWR Marketing People who hear loud screams of horror and see witches with broomsticks around the Community Activity Center next week will know Halloween has come to Warner Barracks. Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation in Bamberg will give Soldiers and family members goosepimples this Halloween with all the activities planned. Historians disagree about the origin of contemporary Halloween. Halloween dates back in multiple cultures. Early derivations were the Celtic feast of Samhain, the Christian All Saint‟s Day and the ancient Roman feast of Pomona. Halloween today combines traditions and customs rooted in ancient beliefs. The term Halloween represents a Scottish variant of AllHallows-Eve. Traditions developed into trick-or-treating, carving jack-o‟-lanterns, visiting haunted attractions and telling ghost or horror stories. In Europe, the time of fun and festivities to include costume parties is growing in popularity. The diversity in Halloween activities offer a variety of age-appropriate events. Community members are invited to a Twilight SBOOKtacular Hal-
Lt. Col. Steven L. Morris U.S. Army Garrison Bamberg, Commander USAG Bamberg, Public Affairs Officer Renate Bohlen Warner Weekly Staff Ashley Bateman (editor), Mindy Campbell, Douglas DeMaio, Cornelia Meyer-Olin
loween Party at the community library Oct. 27 at 4 p.m., a costume party based on Stephenie Meyer‟s “Twilight” series. Pumpkin carving will be available at the CAC all day on Oct. 28; it is an event for the entire Family. The Halloween Rock Ball on Oct. 28 is strictly for adults. The event is presented by Armed Forces Entertainment and Family and MWR Bamberg. The party will feature Matthew JC and his All-stars models that will rock the stage starting at 8 p.m. at the Warner Conference Center. Doors open at 7 p.m. A family-friendly activity organized by Child Youth and School Services and Chapel Services is the Harvest Fest, which will be Oct. 29 from 6-8 p.m. at the John F. Kennedy Youth Center, offering fun and games, and lots of candy. Prepare for skeletons, screams and thrills at the Gallery Macabre at the Asylum, run by the CAC on Oct. 29-31 from 6-9 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children 12 years and under. Trick or Treat hours on Warner Barracks are from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 31. All parents are advised that children should wear reflective stripes to increase visibility after dark.
The Warner Weekly is an unofficial publication of the U.S. Army Garrison Bamberg, IMCOM-Europe and the U.S. Army authorized under the provisions of AR-360-1. Contents of The Warner Weekly 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 USAG Bamberg 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 Warner Weekly submissions is 2 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 Bamberg website at www.bamberg.army.mil.
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Jaguars suffer first loss in two seasons
Photos by Douglas DeMaio
Youth sports football players from Bamberg Jaguars' offensive watch as their quarterback Marquel Ruffin, pictured left, is tackled from behind by Grafenwöhr defenders after gaining positive rushing yards on a carry. The favor was returned later in the game when a Jaguar player brought down a defender, pictured below. The Jaguars lost to Grafenwöhr 20-13 in Bamberg on Saturday. The loss was the Jaguars' first defeat in two seasons. The team will play this Saturday at Hohenfels and against Hohenfels in a home game Oct. 30 at 9 a.m. They will play in the Eastern Championship Nov. 6 at Vilseck and will play in the end-ofseason Super Bowl game on Warner Barracks Nov. 13.
Bamberg veterinarian explains mission, priorities By Capt. Shawn Dunn, Bamberg Branch Veterinary Services The veterinary clinic at U.S. Army Garrison Bamberg is here to serve the community. While this service may not always be transparent, community health is our mission. We ensure the military working dogs are healthy, the food the community consumes is safe and help protect public health by providing preventive medicine to privately-owned animals. Due to the sheer numbers that could potentially be affected, the food safety mission is an important aspect of the U.S. Army Veterinary Services. This mission is the sole responsibility of over half of the personnel at the Bamberg Veterinary Clinic and comprises around half of the mission accomplished by the clinic veterinarian. The food inspection team supports the commissary, all dining facilities, Army and Air Force Exchange Service facilities and Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation facilities in the Bamberg area of operations. Their responsibilities at these facilities include food safety inspection, identification and disposition of food tampering and contamination and food and water vulnerability assessments.
-owned animals is not the primary mission of U.S. Army Veterinary Services. The primary mission is medical care of military working dogs and food safety. Care of privately-owned pets is superseded by the primary mission and, as stated in the policy letter signed by every pet owner during the registration process, is available on a limited basis. Within the privately-owned animal mission, public health, through health certificates and veterinary preventative medicine, supersedes other aspects of the mission. This leaves medical and surgical treatment on an even more limited basis.
As with the rest of the Army, our mission is outlined through regulations which mandate the priority of tasking. As such, community members should consider seeking out alternate means of veterinary medical treatment in advance of an emergency situation to minimize the frustration inherent in establishing a relationship with a host nation veterinarian. A listing of host nation veterinarians is available to pick up at the veterinary clinic.
The maintaining of military working dogs, like the one pictured above at Bamberg’s Soldier Family With few exceptions, the posted clinic Appreciation Day this year, is a primary focus of hours are strictly adhered to: MondayU.S. Army Veterinary Services. Wednesday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., and Friday 8 a.m. - noon. To be clear, however, operating hours does not equate to appointment time. While the clinic While the Soldiers provide most of the local, day-to-day, food indoes make every effort to maximize appointments, the veterinary spection mission on USAG Bamberg, the local clinic veterinarian plays a larger role in keeping the food supply chain safe by splitting clinic is a medical facility which, by law, must operate under a meditime between the USAG Bamberg missions and performing sanitary cal license. If the veterinarian is not in the building, no medical treataudits throughout Europe. This helps to ensure the safety of all food ments may be provided. The facility will be open for over-theprocured and subsequently sold on any military installation through- counter sales, scheduling, and pet registration, but there will be no medical services provided. With this in mind, if you intend to take out Europe. advantage of the veterinary services on USAG Bamberg plan Pet ownership is a wonderful privilege bestowed upon members of ahead and make your appointments early at 0951-300-7972. the community. This privilege comes with a huge responsibility to the pet owner and to the community in which the pet resides. The veterinary clinic also keeps a listing of five reputable local vetThose members have to, among other things, assume responsibility erinary facilities which in the past two years have been visited by for the health and well-being of the pets and the community by plan- U.S. Army personnel and whose personnel maintain a good working relationship with the clinic‟s personnel. To obtain this informaning ahead for preventive medicine and emergent healthcare. What the community should realize is that the treatment of privately tion, those interested can stop by the clinic during operating hours.
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Cooperative training continues in Latvia Soldiers from the 16th Sustainment Brigade transport a simulated wounded Latvian soldier to a Latvian MI-17 transport helicopter during a medical evacuation rehearsal Oct. 13 at the Adazi Training Area in Latvia. The brigade is participating in Operation Saber Strike 11, a cooperative training exercise between the U.S., Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia armed forces that focuses on command and control and interoperability. 1st Lt. Edward Perrin
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Soldiers complete leader evaluation training in Bamberg Pfc. John Carver, a gunner from Knoxville, Tenn. and Sgt. Steve Bruny, a team leader from Petit Goave, Haiti, help to drag a simulated casualty to safety during the 42nd Clearance Company, 54th Engineer Battalion's team leader evaluation lanes held in Bamberg, Oct. 5. Bruny's team came in first place during the multi-day training event held Oct. 4-6 to build teamwork and assess the company's junior-level leadership in a tactical environment.
Postal Service sets holiday mail deadline for overseas shipping By Cheryl Pellerin, American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON-- The recommended mailing deadline for sending economy-priced holiday packages to service members in Afghanistan, Iraq and other places around the world is Nov. 12, officials at the U.S. Postal Service said.
Mail sent to overseas military addresses costs the same as domestic mail and the usual price for the large flat-rate box is $14.50. But for packages heading to APO/
Each five-digit military and post office ZIP code [APO/FPO] has specific restrictions but the following are prohibited in the regions of Operation New Dawn in Iraq and Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan:
Other deadlines for arrival by Dec. 25 are Nov. 26 for space-available mail; Dec. 3 for parcel airlift mail; Dec. 10 for priority mail and first-class mail, letters and cards; and Dec. 18 for express mail military service.
The Postal Service offers a discount on its largest priority-mail flat-rate box -- a 12-inch by 12-inch by 5.5-inch carton that can accommodate laptop computers, small conventional ovens, and military care packages.
APO/FPO addresses usually require customs forms, Postal officials say, and each country has customs regulations that apply to all mail, including U.S. military mail, coming into the country. Mail addressed to military and diplomatic post offices overseas is subject to restrictions in content, preparation and handling.
"Shipping holiday packages early helps ensure that they arrive in time for the holidays," said Pranab Shah, vice president and managing director of global business at the Postal Service, in a press release this week. "They are a great morale boost for those men and women serving their country in places far from home."
Holiday packages and mail headed for Iraq and Afghanistan must be sent a week earlier than the deadlines above, Postal officials say. Express mail military service is not available to those destinations.
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-- Horror comics and obscene articles like prints, paintings, cards, films and videotapes. -- Anything depicting nude or seminude persons, pornographic or sexual items, or unauthorized political materials. -- Bulk quantities of religious materials contrary to the Islamic faith, though items for personal use are permitted. -- Pork or pork by-products. FPO addresses, the Postal Service charges $12.50 or $11.95 for those who print the priority-mail postage label online. Priority-mail flat-rate boxes are free at any Post Office and can be ordered online at shop.usps.com. Postage, labels and customs forms can be printed online at the
For specific restrictions and mailing prices to an APO/FPO address, visit the Postal Service's online price calculator or call 1800-ASK-USPS. For local information, call the Bamberg Postal Service Center at 0951-300-8820.
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CFC The Combined Federal Campaign has begun and will run until Dec. 3. The CFC is the only authorized solicitation of Federal employees in their workplaces on behalf of charitable organizations. For more information or to donate, visit www.cfcoverseas.org. To host a fundraiser on behalf of an organization or unit, call Patrick Collins at 0951-300-7514.
Please send all announcements to Bamberg Public Affairs via the following website: http://www.bamberg.army.mil/mobi/form.asp. Red Ribbon Week Events National Red Ribbon Week, an awareness campaign established to encourage a drug-free America, will have the following activities in Bamberg during the week of Oct. 23 – 31: During the Breast Cancer Awareness Fun Run Oct. 23 at 9 a.m. at the Freedom Fitness Facility, Army Substance Abuse Program will have an information table in recognition of the week. On Oct. 25 from 9 - 11 a.m., Bamberg Elementary School will have speaker Johanna Morris talk with students about the significance of Red Ribbon Week. There will also be a military police K-9 unit dog demonstration and goodie bags courtesy of ASAP. Throughout the Oct. 25 – 29 school week, Bamberg Middle High School will have daily activities including dress themes for students, trivia contests, Red Ribbon hand out, drug-free pledges and banners to be signed and displayed. Each day students will wear different items to emphasize their drug-free commitment. Middle school students will have an assembly Oct. 27 from 9 - 11 a.m. to discuss the history of Red Ribbon Week and to view drug-free promotional commercials created by Bamberg students. Women’s Awareness Luncheon The Bamberg Spouses and Civilians Club are holding a women‟s awareness luncheon Oct. 25 from 11:30 a.m.– 1 p.m. at the Warner Conference Center. The cost is $15; first-time guests are free. Returning guests and members who make a reservation and do not attend the event are still responsible for their payment. A fashion show, courtesy of American Armed Forces Exchange Services will be part of the program. To make a reservation, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. 2010 IMCOM Europe Powerlifting U.S. Army Garrison Bamberg will host a powerlifting invitational tournament Oct. 30 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Participants must register by Oct. 25. The Freedom Fitness Facility will hold an officials clinic Oct. 26 - 29 from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. For more information on the tournament or officials clinic, call the FFF at 0951-300-8890 or email e rn est .j o h n s on @ e u r.a rm y.m i l or email@example.com. Elementary School Harvest Fest The Bamberg Elementary School Parent Teacher Association will be sponsoring their annual Harvest Fest, Thursday, Oct. 28 from 5 - 7 p.m. There will be games, face painting and costume contests for three different age groups. There is also a haunted house for those who dare and dinner. All of this fun for the small admission fee of one bag of candy per family. Attendees should bring money to scare off the munchies. Newcomer’s Class “People Encouraging People,” or PEP, is a fiveday orientation course for newly arrived spouses and family members. The course covers German language and culture, customs, courtesies, food and a walking tour of Bamberg‟s historic downtown. The next class will be held Nov. 15-19. Call 0951-300-7777 to reserve a spot.
Weekly Reminders Community Breast Cancer Awareness Run On Oct. 23 at 9 a.m. there will be a Breast Cancer Awareness Run open to all community mem-
Scrapbook Class Get out your favorite photos and join us for the monthly scrapbook crop sponsored by Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation. "Making Military Memories" is on the first Friday of every month from 5 - 10 p.m. at the Community Activity Center classroom. The cost is $10, which includes the class, dinner and hourly door prizes. Child care is available on site at a cost of $2 per child per hour. For more information, call Wendy Sledd at 0951-300 -7308 or e-m ail firstname.lastname@example.org.
bers. The five-kilometer course is open to runners or walkers to raise awareness for cancer research, counseling and outreach programs. Participants may pre-register at the Freedom Fitness Facility prior to race day or the day of the race starting a 8:15 a.m. For more information, email Ernest.Johnson@eur.army.mil. 4-H County Fair The third annual 4-H County Fair will be Oct. 23 at the Warner Conference Center from 1 – 5 p.m. The event is open to the community, but is targeted for students in sixth – 12th grade. Nearby garrisons will also be invited to participate. The event will include many events including: 4-H project displays, demonstrations, art and photography exhibit, college information, health fair, games and food and drinks. For more information, contact Rizza Asuncion at 0951-300-8950. Workshop for Digital Storytelling “Getting Digi Wit It” is a week-long digital storytelling workshop that challenges students to claim youth culture as a valid and powerful medium to share stories and lessons learned across the boundaries of race, class, gender, generation, religion, class, gender and orientation. It will be hosted by Stephen “Seed” Lynn at the Bamberg Middle High School Oct. 25-29. The final presentation will be held Oct. 29 in the multipurpose room at Bamberg High School. The workshop offers three different tracks to participants including digital literacy, storytelling and facilitation. Each track can hold a maximum of 20 participants per session. For more information, contact Jonathan Delong at 0951-300-1770.
Get EFMP registered Is your Soldier coming back from downrange? If your Soldier is receiving orders to another location, it is not too early to start your Exceptional Family Member Program paperwork. Family members can start the paperwork now. Your local Army Community Services EFMP manager can assist in determining what you need to do. Remember, if you have someone registered in EFMP, the registration has to be updated every three years or when the condition changes. For more information about EFMP or about registration, contact Bonnie Kellem, EFMP manger at 0951-300-7777. Seeking Information Two individuals believed to be U.S. Soldiers were observed on the night of Aug. 16 around 11:30 p.m. climbing on the Kunigunde Statue at the lower bridge in downtown Bamberg and are thought to have caused damage to the scepter. The Bamberg Provost Marshal's Office requests the assistance of any individual having knowledge of this incident to contact 0951-300-8700. AWANA Come join AWANA, the weekly children's Bible Club on Sundays from 4-5:30 p.m. at the high school gym. This free club is for 4-year-olds - 6th grade students. The club runs from SeptemberMay. For more information, call the Bamberg Chapel at 0951-300-1570.
Community Resource Forum The next Community Resource Forum will be at the Warner Conference Center Oct. 28 at 9 a.m. All community members are welcome to attend. Got Horror? Bamberg needs your most gruesome and horrific concepts to make this year‟s Haunted House the most frightening yet. The Haunted House runs from Oct. 29 – 31. For more information, call 0951-300-8659 or 0951-300-8647. BOSS Survey Better Opportunity for Single Soldiers wants your opinion. BOSS has a survey available at www.boss.armymwr.com. The survey will be online until Nov. 30.
Contact the Freedom Fitness Facility at 0951-300-8890, e-mail Ernest.Johnson@eur.army.mil or Tony.Leesr@eur.army.mil
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www.bamberg.army.mil ACS building in classroom 118. For more information, call 0951-300-7777. Passport and Immigration Fees The rates for Consular Reports of Birth Abroad and Passports have increased. The new rates are the following: Adult Passport Book Renewal: $110 Adult Passport Book Initial: $135 Child Passport Book: $105 Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA): $100 Visa Pages: $82 Additional Information on other consular rate increases is available at www.bamberg.army.mil/ directorates/dhr/passport.asp. Look for the rate increases link, which will be located near the top of the page. If you are the spouse of a deployed Soldier, you can still apply for your child‟s Consular Report of Birth. You can also apply for your child‟s passport with the proper paperwork. Failure to do either of these can result in you not leaving Germany on schedule. For more information, stop by the Passport Office located in Building 7290 between 8 a.m. and noon or call 0951300-8928.
Postal Service U.S. Army Garrison Bamberg has updated its Postal Service Center webpage. The page now includes instructions and links to the U.S. Postal Service for filing online postal claims and a new Temporary Mailing Instructions form that customers may use to submit holding or forwarding instructions for their mail online. For more information about the website, visit http:// www.bamberg.army.mil/directorates/dhr/psc.asp. Utility Tax Relief Services The 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. 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. 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 about vehicle registration, call 0951-300-7580. German Classes Army Community Service, Relocation Readiness Program, offers free German classes every month. Beginner classes are scheduled Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to noon and Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. Intermediate classes are Tuesdays, noon to 2 p.m. and Wednesdays, 2-4 p.m. Advanced classes are Tuesdays, 2-4 p.m. and Wednesdays, 4-6 p.m. Classes are held at the
Passport Office The Bamberg Passport Office has upgraded its website. You can now access all the informational handouts at http://www.bamberg.army.mil/ directorates/dhr/passport.asp. For assistance in filling out the Passport Application, download the Application Wizards User‟s guide. Lutheran Worship Service 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 about the service, call 0951-300-8141 or e-mail email@example.com. 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. 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 0951300-8925. 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). 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.
Page 6 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. 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. 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; closed on Friday afternoons for mandatory training, 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 phone call with your military 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 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 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
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every Friday from 10-11:30 a.m. in Building 7487.
call 0951-300–9086 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 0951-3009312. The fax number is 0951-300-8665. Office personnel can assist with importing items, selling items to non-ID card holders and help visiting family members get permission to drive USAREUR-plated car or 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.
Bowling Lanes The Birchview Lanes Bowling Center is located in Building 7690. For more information, updates and events, visit the Family and MWR website http://www.bamberg.army.mil/directorates/ dfmwr/bc.asp or call 0951-300-7722.
Continuing Education CTC Registration Begins Central Texas College Europe Term II registration has opened and continues through the first day of class. Term II starts Oct. 25 and ends Dec. 17. Courses being offered this term include: Automotive Brake Systems on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 5:30 - 10 p.m.; Educating Young Children on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30-8 p.m.; Legal Aspects of Law Enforcement on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-9:30 p.m.; and EMT-B Refresher on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-8:45 p.m. For more information, contact the Bamberg Field Representative at 0951-300-7467 or stop by the Education Center, Room 311.
Service Office The U.S. Army Garrison Bamberg Retirement Services Officer/Casualty Manager is located in Building 7290, Room 208, next to Burger King. For more information, call 0951-300-7514.
Youth and Teens Bamberg Jaguars Schedule The Bamberg Jaguars are a middle school-age football team. The upcoming games for the team will be against Grafenwöhr Oct. 23, 1 p.m. at Hohenfels; against Hohenfels Oct. 30, 9 a.m. at Bamberg. The Eastern Championship will be Nov. 6 at Vilseck and the Super Bowl will be Nov. 13 at Bamberg. Teams for these two events will be determined as the season progresses. Bamberg High School Football Schedule The high school‟s football team, the Barons, will be playing Oct. 23 and 30 game locations are To Be Determined; Nov. 6 in Baumholder. Cub Scouts There is a Cub Scout Pack here in Bamberg with four active dens: Tiger Cubs (1st grade), Wolves (2nd grade), Bears (3rd grade), Webelos (4th and 5th grade). There are three meetings per month. There 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 about Cub Scouts, call 0162-234-0906 or e-mail email@example.com. Ballet Class Registration is open for Child, Youth and School Services SKIES Unlimited ballet classes. The program is for ages 3-8. Classes are on Thursdays from 2 – 4:30 p.m. in Building 7669. Check the class brochure for specific times and holidays. For available slots, e-mail Archie.Johnson1@eur.army.mil or call 0951-300 -7452. Youth Lessons Child, Youth and School Services SKIES Unlimited has instructors for tennis, racquetball and dance for youth ages 7-18. For more information, e-mail Archie.Johnson1@eur.army.mil or call 0951-300-7452. 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 to places like Italy, Spain, Belgium, England and many more. For more information about the team, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Teen Stress The National Military Family Association created a kit to give the people in military teens‟ lives a way to help them manage stress and affirm the positive aspects of military life. To obtain a copy of the tool kit and learn more, visit https:// www.myarmyonesource.com/News/2010/07/ OperationPurple. 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 email@example.com.
Sports, Health and Fitness Running of the Herd The 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team‟s annual Running of the Herd 24-hour relay will start at noon on Nov. 8 and go until noon on Nov. 9 on Warner Barracks. The run is open to all. Late registration is accepted day of race. For more information and race packets, e-mail Robert.b.mullins@ us.army.mil. Pilates Class The Freedom Fitness Facility is now offering Pilates classes. Classes will be held Monday and Wednesdays from noon to 1 p.m. and Tuesday and Thursdays from 5 - 6 p.m. Classes are $4 per person. Sign-up at the FFF or online at www.bamberg.army.mil/mwr. To learn about private Pilates lessons, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0151-1751-2699. Krav Maga Self-Defense Class The Freedom Fitness Facility is now offering Krav Maga Self-Defense and a women‟s selfdefense classes. Classes will be held Fridays. The women‟s class will be held from 5:30-6:30 p.m. The Krav Maga class will be held from 7-8 p.m. Classes are $10 per lesson or $40 a month. For more information, stop by the FFF,
Fall Session University of Maryland University College Europe is introducing a new seven-week format for on-site courses for Fall 2010 Session 2. This shorter session includes extended registration through Nov. 1, the start date for most on-site classes. Registration for Europe online courses is from now until Nov. 7, with classes beginning on Nov. 8. For more information, contact a local UMUC field representative, visit www.ed.umuc.edu, or call 06221-3780. Field Study University of Maryland University College Europe will be offering two field study courses – Renaissance Art in Florence, held in Italy Jan. 8 -15, and Van Gogh: Life and Work, held in the Netherlands Jan. 8-15. Field study courses provide an opportunity to travel and explore Europe while earning UMUC credit. The registration deadline for both courses is Dec. 19. Visit www.ed.umuc.edu/fieldstudy or e-mail email@example.com for details. University of Phoenix The University of Phoenix is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. It is located at the Warner Barracks Army Education Center, Building 7047, Room 309. Your local University of Phoenix field representative 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 0951-300-9280 or 0951-2085350. German 101 A free Introduction to German class is offered every Monday at noon at the library. Participants will learn some German words and phrases. For more information, call 0951-300-1740. Federal Aid Students are encouraged to explore the many financial aid opportunities available while enrolled in UMUC Europe, including grants, lowinterest 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,
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Closures / Changes Construction Area Some badly deteriorated curbstones are scheduled for replacement on Kiefernstrasse. Construction will commence on Oct. 25 with an estimated completion date of Nov. 26. Occasional obstruction of traffic may occur during this time. Furthermore the driveways of two houses need to be closed for a short period of time in line with this project. The occupants concerned will be informed. Housing apologizes for the inconvenience this may cause. Airport Shuttle The Frankfurt Shuttle Bus has modified hours. The shuttle departs from the Bamberg Army Community Service building Monday-Friday at 6:20 a.m. and arrives at the airport at 10 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. Dental Clinic Preparing Soldiers for deployment and reintegration is the primary focus of the Bamberg Dental Clinic until early 2011. These priorities result in diminished access to space-available dental care for family members greater than 18 years of age. Care for children up to and including age 18 and access to orthodontic care should be minimally
affected. All beneficiaries will continue to be able to access sick call for treatment of dental emergencies. During this time, family members can receive care from TRICARE‟s preferred providers. Call TRICARE Dental Program customer service in the U.S. toll free from Germany between 8 p.m. Sunday and 8 p.m. Friday Eastern Standard Time; first dial 0800-225-5288; after the AT&T prompt dial 1-888-418-0466. Or, contact the TRICARE Area Eurasia-Africa Dental Office at 0630-267-6358. Finance Hours The Bamberg Finance Customer Support Team has extended our hours of operation to better serve the community. The new hours are Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. The office is closed for lunch from noon - 1 p.m. Foot Lockers Foot lockers are no longer delivered to customers through the customer service window at the mail room, located in Building 7116. If a customer receives a notice for a foot locker, they will be given the card and a strip map to the new mail annex facility located in Building 7103, Bays 21 24. The mail annex facility is open Monday through Friday 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. for foot locker pick up. Customers will be able to back-up to the annex doors and load foot lockers directly into their vehicles. Pick-up appointments may be made outside of normal hours based on availability of staff. For more information, call 0951-3008572.
Entertainment and Leisure Rock Ball Get ready for the Halloween Rock Ball featuring “Matthew JC and the All-Stars” Thursday, Oct. 28
at the Warner Conference Center. Doors open at 7 p.m. Admission is free and is for adults age 18 and older. Enjoy drink specials, karaoke, food and prizes for the scariest, sexiest and silliest costumes. Outreach KONTAKT Club Events The Outreach KONTAKT Club is an Army in Europe program designed to promote German and American friendship overseas. The club bowling team meets Fridays at 7 p.m. at Birchview Lanes. On Thursdays the music group meets at 8 p.m. at the clubhouse on the airfield. For more information, contact the German president Klaus Kirchhof by phone at 0951-24378 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the American project officer Capt. Carlos Rivera by phone at 0951-300-1610 or send an e-mail to Carlos.email@example.com.
Suggestion program offers cash for ideas that improve Army By Sgt. Joel Salgado, U.S. Army Europe Public Affairs Office
for approval are forwarded through the system to the appropriate level.”
HEIDELBERG -- U.S. Army Europe Soldiers and civilian employees can be awarded up to $25,000 by submitting their ideas to improve the Army through the Army Suggestion Program.
If a suggestion is approved and implemented by the Army, an assessment is made to determine how much the initiative saves the Army. Depending on the amount saved, “suggesters” can earn up to $25,000 for their ideas. Individuals who are not eligible for cash awards may still be able to make suggestions and could receive a plaque or certificate. Army Regulation 5-17 (The Army Ideas for Excellence Program) outlines how the process works, who is eligible for cash awards for approved suggestions and how cash awards are determined. According to the regulation, the money is paid after final approval is granted and comes from the appropriated funds of the individual‟s unit or organization. More information about determining cash awards can be found in AR 5-17, Table 5-1.
Soldiers, U.S. federal employees and local national civilian employees who are paid from appropriated funds are eligible to take part in the program, said Joseph (J.D.) Jerdee, the Level 2 ASP actions coordinator for Installation Management Command Europe. “The Army Suggestion Program is an program that encourages Soldiers, civilians, and any concerned individual, to submit ideas that will result in increased efficiencies and reduced costs,” Jerdee said. Although the Army established the program in 1943, the current emphasis on cost savings within the Department of Defense and the Army makes today an advantageous time to take part. For example, DOD finished accepting suggestions Sept. 24 from across the services – nearly 15,000 of them – that are eligible for cash awards under its INVEST cost-savings initiative. According to the ASP website, all suggestions submitted through the program must benefit the Army or other U.S. government activities by identifying a problem and recommending a solution for it. “Suggestions follow a review and approval process based on the level of the suggestion,” Jerdee said. “In other words, if the suggestion is specific to the installation, it can be reviewed and approved or disapproved at that level. Ideas that require higher-level review
The program is ongoing, and suggestions can be made at any time. 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/. Suggesters unable to access AKO can submit a DA Form 1045 (Army Ideas for Excellence Program Proposal) to their installation ASP coordinator. For more information, contact an ASP coordinator in the desired community. The U.S. Army Garrison Bamberg coordinator Norbert Roth can be contacted at 0951-300-8001 or firstname.lastname@example.org; the U.S. Army Garrison Grafenwöhr coordinator Achim Bahr can be contacted at 09641-83-7913 or email@example.com; the U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart Joel Carnahan can be contacted at 07031-15-3289 or firstname.lastname@example.org; the U.S. Army Garrison Vicenza Shirley Martin can be contacted at 00-39-44-51-7270 or email@example.com.
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ence in the field or a four-year degree from a regionally accredited school with three years of work related experience. If interested, contact the Bamberg representative at 0951-300-7467, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by the Education Center. (7/19/10)
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EMPLOYMENT Daily pet sitting services required for one female French Bulldog, Monday through Friday and possibly occasional weekends when out of town. She is house trained and very good with children/dogs, a true joy to have around. If interested, please contact 1st Lt. Troy Shoemaker at 0151405-21294 or e-mail at email@example.com. Central Texas College is looking for qualified criminal justice instructors. Applicants should have a two-year degree from a regionally accredited school with a minimum five years of work experi-
There is an immediate opening for a full– time Wellness Counselor at the Bamberg Women, Infants, and Children Office. This position requires a Registered Dietitian or a Bachelor of Science degree in nutrition, dietetics, nursing, or Registered Nurse with Associate of Arts degree or home economics with an emphasis in nutrition. Job requirements include computer experience, knowledge of maternal and infant nutrition as well as proven counseling skills. Must have a current driver's license. Travel may be required. Interested persons can send resumes to Jenny.Dietrich@eur.army.mil or 09721-96-8986/6791. (7/19/10) AAFES Bamberg is accepting applications for entry-level retail and food service positions. Join our team, log on to www.aafes.com today and be part of our new workforce of tomorrow. For more information, call the Human Resources Office at 0951-303159.
AUTOMOBILES For Sale: 2008 Toyota Tacoma, PreRunner SR-5, VR 6 (236 HP). Less than 15.5K miles. Auto Transmission, Class III hitch, oil cooler, limited slip differential, access cab, upgraded interior (CD, etc), two-wheel drive. Asking $20,500. For more information, call 0951-300-8901 or 0954-998-8078, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
For Sale: Mitsubishi Montero LS 1995 $2,800 OBO; SUV 6-passenger, Security Alarm. System, CD/MP3 player, Heater/ AC, Automatic, Power Windows, Cruise Control, Excellent Condition, No problem with vehicle inspection, Owner PCS'ing, call 0152-285-74842 or e-mail Amberglen5602@yahoo.com. (8/30/10) For Sale: For Sale: 2007 Harley Davidson Night Rod Special (US Spec). Gloss black, 9,500 miles, excellent condition (garage kept), new tires, new battery, two sets of mirrors, cover included for $13,000 OBO. For more information or pictures, e-mail email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. (10/6/10) For Sale: Ford Fusion, 2007. Asking $10,750. 2007 Ford Fusion I4 SE, 4cylinder, dark blue pearl metallic, charcoal interior, black leather seats. 35,000 miles, regular maintenance, no accidents. Will deliver anywhere in Germany. E-mail email@example.com for photos and more information. (8/10/10)
FOR SALE Two-year-old female Golden Retriever mix needs a good home. Microchipped. Shots current. Comes with kennel, bed, food, leash etc. She is a very well mannered and calm dog. Due to medical issues I am unable to care for her. She is good with kids. If interested, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0951297-2120. (10/7/10) AAFES Bello 60" TV stand black glass and wood face. Purchased three months ago for $500, selling for $400. Two cherry wood DVD / CD cases. Each holds 156 DVDs, $60 for both. Pictures available. For more information, e-mail email@example.com or call 0170-328-7496. (8/23/10) Located in Bamberg, Pier 1 Rio Grande dining room table (3' w x 6'l x 2'6"h) with 6 chairs. Solid pine dining room table with an antique look. Excellent condition. Two years old. New cost was $1,300 asking $600 or best offer. Self pick up. Call Randy at 0160-781-5496 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information and picture. German single bed, wood head and foot board; matching night stand; large shrank with sliding doors and a 2-door shrank for TV on top and shelves inside. All 4 pieces sold together $300. Single pieces can be sold separately. Pictures available via e-mail. Contact by phone MondayFriday 5:30-7 p.m., or 9 a.m.-7 p.m. on weekends at 0919-592-9891, or e-mail email@example.com. (7/14/10)
Trips and Travel Opportunities Take a trip with Bamberg Outdoor Recreation in OctoberNovember
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.
Oct. 23 Salzburg City Tour $60 Salzburg is the picturesque city where Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born. “The Sound of Music” tour can be enjoyed and the Hohensalzburg fortress provides breathtaking views of the city. The trip includes transportation and a two-hour city tour. Remember to bring your passports. Children ages four 12 are $40; children ages three and younger are free. Departs from the Chapel parking lot at 5 a.m. and returns around 10 p.m.
MISCELLANEOUS Anyone having any claims on or obligations to the estate of Sgt. Raymond C. Alcaraz of the 173rd Brigade Support Battalion, should contact the summary court officer, 1st Lt. Rachel Larson, at 0951-300- 9118 or e -m ai l Rachel.firstname.lastname@example.org. (9/15/10) Anyone having any claims on or obligations to the estate of Pfc. James A. Page should contact the summary court martial officer, Chief Warrant Officer Ling F. Chen, at 0951-300-7756. (9/15/10) Anyone having any claims on or obligations to the estate of Pfc. Matthew E. George should contact the summary court martial officer, 1st Lt. Homar M. Marval, at 0172-445-7909 or e-mail email@example.com. (9/15/10) Garage wanted! Looking for a garage to park a vehicle in Bamberg, preferable on post. Call 0179-763-2766. PCSing? Can‟t find a new home for your dog? Please don‟t abandon him/her, call us first. No questions asked. We are a privately funded non-profit dog rescue. Will give your dog solace and placement with a new, loving family. Located in Bamberg and open from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Call 0954-532-2881 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. (8/23/10) The Bamberg Hospitality House supports the ministry of the Warner Barracks C hapel by of f eri ng addi ti onal 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 095028037). Join us on Sundays at the 11 a.m. for the Protestant service (post chapel).
AD SUBMISSIONS When submitting a classified ad for publication, be sure to include your name, address and telephone number. We will not advertise commercial services. Classified ads will be erased after three weeks of being published in the Warner Weekly. If you have something you want to advertise in the classified section, please e-mail your submission to the Public Affairs Office at email@example.com. We will ONLY accept classified ads by e-mail. 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 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nov. 4 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, please wear appropriate clothing and bring a flashlight. This is the last one before 2011. The bus departs from Outdoor Recreation at 5 p.m. and returns at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 6 Little Swiss Hike $25 Delve into the beauty of Little Swiss on a hike through the breathtaking landscape of Germany. Wear layered clothing, hiking shoes and bring a comfortable backpack with drinks, lunch and snacks. The bus departs Outdoor Recreation at 9 a.m. and returns at 5 p.m. Nov. 13-14 Berlin / Tropical Islands $215 A sightseeing tour of Berlin will get you acquainted with the city before you‟re given time to explore on your own. Wake up refreshed the next morning and relax in the perfect 79 degree temperature of Tropical Islands before heading back to Bamberg. The trip includes transportation, one-night lodging at double occupancy with breakfast ($60 extra for a single room), sightseeing tour, and entrance into Tropical Islands. Sign-up before Oct. 28. The trip departs from Gate 3 on Nov. 13 at 6:05 a.m. and returns Nov. 14 at 11 p.m.
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Outside the Gate Weekend events in and around Bamberg Oct. 22 - Oct. 31 Friday, Oct. 22 8 p.m. Willi Dentler & The New Experience, Live-Club, Folk, Obere Sandstrasse 7, 96049 Bamberg, call 0951-53304, e-mail email@example.com or visit www.live-club.de 9 p.m. Charles Davis Allstars, Jazzclub Bamberg e.V., Obere Sandstrasse 18, 96050 Bamberg 9 p.m. December Peals, Sound´n Arts Club, Sandstrasse 20, 96049 Bamberg 10 p.m. 11 years morphclub with Damaged Goods DJs, Morph Club, Luit poldstrasse 17, 96052 Bamberg, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org 11 p.m. Mojow Inscene, DJ Errol D, Cocktail Happy Hour - 12:30 a.m., Mojow-Club, Obstmarkt 8, 96047 Bamberg Saturday, Oct. 23 11 a.m. Bamberg schmeckt (Bamberg tastes good); exhibit about regional products, visitors can try food and drink and/or get information about products from the region; Haas-Säle, Obere Sandstrasse 7, 96049 Bamberg, call 0951-53304, e-mail email@example.com, or visit www.haas-saele.de (also Sunday) 7:30 p.m. Wine fest in Stegaurach; Sportheim (sports club) Stegaurach, Mühlendorfer Strasse, 96135 Stegaurach 8 p.m. Final concert of the 175-year celebration of the Bamberg Oratory Choir; St. Kunigund church, Joseph-Otto-Kolb-Strasse 1, 96052 Bamberg, visit www.bamberger-oratorienchor.de 8 p.m. Menachem Har-Zahav plays Chopin and Liszt; admission €19, for tickets call 0151-284-42449. Spiegelsaal der Harmonie, Schiller platz 7, 96047 Bamberg, visit www.menachem-har-zahav.com 8 p.m. UL, Live-Club, Folk, Obere Sandstrasse 7, 96049 Bamberg, call 0951-53304, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.live-club.de 8 p.m. Wine fest in Waizendorf; Sportheim (sports club) SV Waizendorf, Waizendorf, 96135 Stegaurach 8 p.m. Kneipenfestival (pub festival) in Bayreuth; enjoy good music in any one of 20 Bayreuth pubs; admission is about €7 for all events; downtown area of Bayreuth; visit www.kneipenfestival-bayreuth.de 9 p.m. Stephan-Max Wirth Ensemble; Jazzclub Bamberg e.V., Obere Sandstrasse 18, 96050 Bamberg 9:30 p.m. Audio Gun, Tanzcenter Sauer, Jurastrasse 30, 96155 Gunzendorf; for tickets call 0954-5215 10 p.m. Blockrocking Beats present: Malente; Electro, Fidget, Techno . Breaks, Morph Club, Luitpoldstrasse 17, 96052 Bamberg, e-mail email@example.com 11 p.m. Mojow Deluxe, DJ Val De Mossa, Cocktail Happy Hour - 12:30 a.m., Mojow-Club, Obstmarkt 8, 96047 Bamberg 11 p.m. Ü30CLUB, Obere Sandstrasse 7, 96049 Bamberg, call 095153304, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.live-club.de Sunday, Oct. 24 10 a.m. Hobby and Artist market; Abtenberghalle, Ebinger Strasse 20, 96179 Rattelsdorf; phone: 089-502-8809, visit www.hobbyevent.de 12 p.m. Fall market and shopping Sunday in Hirschaid, downtown area and Rathaus-/Bamberger Strasse, 96114 Hirschaid 4 p.m. Arianna Savall & Petter Johannsen at castle Wernsdorf; Schloss Wernsdorf, Zur Schleifmühle 4, 96129 Wernsdorf, call 0951-54900, e-mail email@example.com or visit www.capella-antiqua.de 5 p.m. Choir concert; Auferstehungskirche, Pestalozzistrasse 27, 96052 Bamberg 8 p.m. Andi Lauth, Obere Sandstrasse 7, 96049 Bamberg, call 095153304, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.live-club.de Friday, Oct. 29 8 p.m. Gordian Knot, Live-Club, Folk, Obere Sandstrasse 7, 96049 Bamberg, call 0951-53304, e-mail email@example.com or visit www.liveclub.de 8 p.m. morphclubvolxart: Antistadl, Morph Club, Luitpoldstrasse 17, 96052 Bamberg, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org 9 p.m. Kamikaze Queens, Berlin Burlesque Rock„n Roll, Sound´n Arts Club, Sandstrasse 20, 96049 Bamberg 9 p.m. The Gothic Jazz Orchestra, Jazzclub Bamberg e.V., Obere Sand strasse 18, 96050 Bamberg
11 p.m. Mojow Inscene, DJ Jackson, Cocktail Happy Hour - 12:30 a.m., Mojow-Club, Obstmarkt 8, 96047 Bamberg Saturday, Oct. 30 7 a.m. Hiking in Uehlfeld a.d. Aisch; 5 km., 10 km. and 20 km. distances; start at Gasthaus Prechtel in Uehlfeld; fees are €3.80 for medal and IVV stamp, €1.50 for IVV stamp only; call 0916-31485 (event also on Sunday) 11 a.m. Pumpkin fest at the Gabelmann; fest for the entire family with pumpkin carving contest, Gabelmannbrunnen (fountain) (only takes place in good weather), Grüner Markt, 96047 Bamberg 12 p.m. Organ concert at the Bamberg cathedral, Kaiserdom Bamberg, Domplatz 5, 96049 Bamberg, visit www.bamberger-dommusik.de 6 p.m. Wine fest in Walsdorf; Feuerwehrhalle (fire fighter building) Walsdorf, Steinsdorfer Strasse, 96194 Walsdorf 7:30 p.m. Fall concert of the Ebrach musicians; Steigerwaldhalle Burge brach, Bamberger Strasse, 96138 Burgebrach (also Oct. 31 at 6 p.m.) 7:30 p.m. Music night with the FAB 5 Beatles cover band; katholisches Pfarr- und Jugendheim (catholic parsonage), Lichtenfelser Strasse 6, 96103 Hallstadt 8 p.m. Sydney Ellis, Blues and Jazz, Live-Club, Folk, Obere Sandstrasse 7, 96049 Bamberg, phone; 0951-53304, e-mail email@example.com or visit www.live-club.de 8 p.m. Museums night in Bayreuth; visit and watch or listen to events at about 30 museums including the German typewriter museum, the Franz-Liszt-Museum, Villa Wahnfried or the Poster Museum; ad mission €8 (for all museums); through Bayreuth area, public transportation available, visit www.museumsnacht.bayreuth.de 9 p.m. Silke Eberhard Trio, Jazzclub Bamberg e.V., Obere Sandstrasse 18, 96050 Bamberg 9:30 p.m. Troglauer Buam – Halloween; partyband; Tanzcenter Sauer, Jurastrasse 30, 96155 Gunzendorf 10 p.m. Zündfunkparty with Achim Bogdahn & Ralf Summer, Morph Club, Luitpoldstrasse 17, 96052 Bamberg, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Sunday, Oct. 31 10 a.m. Hobby- artist- and crafts market; shop, watch the artists or listen and play Australian music; Hauptsmoorhalle, Hauptsmoorstrasse 2, 96129 Strullendorf 5:30 p.m. Bockbeer tapping in Walsdorf; with music and food; sports club, Am Sportplatz, 96194 Walsdorf 8 p.m. Suzan Baker & Dennis Lüddicke, Live-Club, Folk, Obere Sand strasse 7, 96049 Bamberg, call 0951-53304, e-mail email@example.com or visit www.live-club.de For more Kirchweih festivals, visit www.kirchweihkalender-bamberg.de/ _plaza/kerwa.neo. Special exhibits and festivals: October 15 – 24: Fishdays in Nuremberg; entertainment and seafood; Jakobsplatz, 90402 Nürnberg Oct. 15 – 31: Bamberger Herbstplärrer (Bamberg Fall fest); vendors offer food, drink and entertainment for the entire family. The fest lasts until Oct. 31 and hosts more than 40 entertainment booths, including a flight simulator, Merry-go-rounds, roller coaster and a Ferris wheel. Wednesdays (Oct 20 and 27) are family days with tickets at half price. One of the main attractions is the Valley of Kings which takes participants back to the times of ancient pharaohs. There will be a fireworks display on Oct. 30 at 9:30 p.m. Opening hours are 2 p.m. Monday - Friday and 1 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The fest is located at the Plärrerplatz at Breitenau, Zeppelinstrasse, 96052 Bamberg (next to the Bamberg Airfield). Oct. 16 – 30: Fall market in Bamberg; traditional market with goods for your daily needs; Maximiliansplatz, 96047 Bamberg Until Jan. 30, 2011: Was die Welt bewegt – Schopenhauer in Frankfurt am Main (What moves the world); exhibition on one of the significant German philosophers (1788 – 1860). His works left an impression on other philosophers, artists, writers and scientists like Richard Wagner, Samuel Beckett, Albert Einstein and Friedrich Nietzsche. Karmelitenkloster (monestary), Münzgasse 9, Frankfurt/Main; call 069-212-38425 or visit www.stadtgeschichte -ffm.de/veranstaltungen/ver_hinweise/ schopenhauer.html
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Page 11 “You need to be careful what personal information you actually post, be aware of what people can access and people can see,” Dalby said. “If any of this is compromised go to your contact within the military and then go to the police.”
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your country in supporting our communities and our Soldiers in harm‟s way.” Following the opening ceremonies, more than 60 attendees branched off into a variety of classroom sessions. Each participant chose four of 11 classes scheduled for the day, which was broken up by lunch and entertainment in the afternoon.
Dalby used video clips of attempted scams to emphasize the dangerous application of information available on the web.
Speaker chairperson Wendy Sledd decided to organize the Franken-area conference similar to those run nationally.
He also discussed Trojans, worms, spam emails and the use of caution when browsing or accepting e-mails.
“I know that in Ramstein for example they did three classes total,” Sledd said. “I decided to have a myriad of speakers.
Another class dealing with a modern topic was “Advocating for your Soldier: Congress, Policymakers and You!” taught by Kim Miller, a volunteer for the National Military Family Association. Miller said volunteering for the association for the past five years has taught her an invaluable amount.
Sledd wanted to offer a variety of topics so attendees didn‟t have to sit through information already learned. The eclectic mix of classes, ranging from hosting tea parties to volunteer recognition, were developed by leaders in response to participant reaction. “At the annual (conference) we have feedback and even today the delegates will fill out evaluation forms on each class,” Jannsen said. “We go through and we find out what classes they loved, what classes they hated; which teachers they like, which teachers they didn‟t.” Sledd tapped into Family Readiness Groups and networked to gather further suggestions. One of the more popular classes offered at AWAG conferences recently, according to Jannsen, focuses on social media. “We‟re doing the Social Network class with a protocol piece, how it should be handled,” Sledd said. “We have lost Soldiers and we have noticed it‟s been discussed on facebook before we‟ve had an opportunity to send a notification so that was a vital plan for us. And I will tell you, USAREUR and Mrs. Hamm were instrumental in helping me get that class.” Steve Dalby, who taught the class, has been in the Information Technology business for more than 30 years and currently owns a consulting company in Belgium. He has been an instructor for the Army Europe training program for the last eight years, ensuring both technical and non-technical people can securely navigate and utilize the internet.
Dalby said. “You‟re absolutely right.” Dalby proceeded to build on this idea, starting with some figures. The number six most visited website on the internet is a pornographic site, he said. Seventeen percent of people in any given group have visited the site and there is no age or credit card input required. Of the 39 billion e-mails sent to the U.S. automatically every day, 96 percent are junk e-mails. There are 350 million active users on Facebook. If that number equated to a countries populace, it would be the fourth most populated country in the world, Dalby said. Eight billion minutes are spent on the site every day worldwide. Emphasizing the popularity of Facebook, Dalby discovered that all but one of the 29 people in the room was an active user. Anyone who does not have a Facebook account is at risk, he said. A criminal can easily pose as a person who does not already have their own account and connect to other users as that person. The best way to counter that is to maintain an active account yourself. Dalby recommended entering an obviously inaccurate birth date to gain access but keep information secure on the site.
Dalby began his presentation by posing a question.
“[Criminals] only need three pieces of information to steal your identity,” he said. “They need to know what year you were born, what month you were born and what town you were born in…Google has made it so that I can go and search birth records. From those birth records I can get your ID number. I can then order a birth certificate in your name.”
“Social networking, is it useful or dangerous?” He asked.
Dalby discussed other popular social media sites like Flickr and Twitter.
Both, most audience members said.
Once pictures are uploaded to Flickr, the site owns the right to those pictures, he said.
“It‟s a good place and it‟s a bad place,”
“The association fights for and lobbies for programs that benefit our Families and our Soldier,” Miller said. “My goal here today is to really talk to Families about the advocacy work that the association does and then also show them the way that they can help the association…but also how to be advocates for their Soldiers, their Families, their communities. “I think that often Congress and our government are doing all kinds of things, passing programs that affect us and that benefit us in a lot of ways but they‟re sort of up here and unless we have someone to help us understand…that‟s what the association does they really kind of bring it down to a level where it affects us on a daily basis and how we can be in policy making and make it better.” Sharon Parrish, whose spouse is a Soldier in the 172nd Infantry Brigade, drove from Grafenwöhr to attend the conference. “I just love AWAG,” Parrish said. “I think it‟s full of information. No matter how many times I‟ve been I always learn something new. This is my fifth AWAG.” Parrish works with volunteers on a regular basis. One of the classes she chose to attend was “Volunteer Appreciation and Recognition” taught by Angel Lono. Lono suggested creating a volunteer roster and database and advised on how to best utilize the Volunteer Management Information System. “Establish a progressive plan of award distribution,” Lono said. “Promote your volunteers.” “I did not know there was an award that the senior leaders could pick their FRG leaders for because most of the awards have to be through the command,” Parrish said. “I‟m very excited.” For more information on upcoming conferences, visit http://www.awagonline.org/.
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Dinner for Schmucks (PG-13)
Eat Pray Love (PG-13)
Secretariat (PG)(1st Run)
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (PG-13)
Secretariat (PG)(1st Run)
The Switch (PG-13)
Eat Pray Love (PG-13)
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (PG-13)
Red (PG-13)(1st Run)
Nanny McPhee Returns (PG)
Red (PG-13)(1st Run)
Nanny McPhee Returns (PG)
As Soldiers return to U.S. Army Garrison Bamberg from downrange, they are required to attend seven days of sessions and meeting with service representatives to ensure they are prepared for life in garrison. The following is a list of some of the organizations involved in reintegration and what they will do for Soldiers: ACAP: Army Career and Alumni Program; transition assistance for those who will leave the Army within one year ASAP: Army Substance Abuse Program, guidance Chapel: Couple reunion; reunion with Family and friends; communication with children; battlemind training Dental: Ensures no Soldiers remain class IV in terms of treatment; address urgent dental care needs by screening records, exams, appointments, etc. Finance: Verify entitlements; submit travel vouchers, etc. Legal: Legal services on financial, legal issues and powers of attorney; support for tax returns; counseling on claims filing procedures, etc. Medical: Medical Threat briefing; medical record reception; health assessment; immunizations, etc. S1: Records update, etc. Unit Tasks: Accounting for classified material; turning in of badges or devices for secure areas; Handling of Classified Material briefing, etc.
Environmental Division promotes Energy Awareness Month with puzzles, prizes October is Energy Awareness Month. To encourage community members to be environmentally-aware, the Environmental Division has created a crossword puzzle testing energy awareness. Those who complete the puzzle can submit it to employees at Outdoor Recreation, the Freedom Fitness Facility, the JFK Center or the Environmental Division. Everyone who turns in a completed puzzle is asked to put their name, phone number and e-mail on the submission. Each submitter will receive a free prize. The Environmental Division will then collect identity information on the puzzles for a lottery. Lottery prizes will include dynamo-driven flashlights and solar alarm clocks. For more information, contact the Environmental Division at 0951-3008849.
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www.bamberg.army.mil or you‟re dead,” Hancock said.
tially a large problem,” Garrett said. The danger The ingredients in beer – water, malt, hops and yeast - are clearly listed on a bottle. When a person takes a sip of beer, they know what they are getting. “Unfortunately, there are no ingredients listed on illicit drugs,” said Tonya Hancock, Army Substance Abuse Program prevention coordinator. Designer drugs don‟t come with a list of ingredients on the packaging. Consequently, users often don‟t know what they are smoking when they open a package of synthetic cannabis. What makes spice so dangerous, officials warn, is that both the chemical compositions and the effects vary greatly. For example, various synthetic cannabinoids can be more than 800 times more potent than the natural marijuana, the Army‟s report stated. In addition, potency can vary from package to package of spice. Spice manufacturers often use different combinations of chemicals or substitute others to stay ahead of the law, Garrett said. “You just don‟t know where this stuff was made, how it was made or how it will affect you physiologically once you ingest it,” he said. “One bad hit of a different type of spice and suddenly it‟s a long-term issue. You just don‟t know.” In fact, using spice may have adverse effects on the heart, circulation and the nervous system. In some cases, it could cause panic attacks, auditory and visual hallucinations, delirium, impaired coordination and is potentially addictive, the Army report stated. “You take this stuff you don‟t know what‟s in it and then you have this serious reaction
Spice has now been outlawed in 13 states. In addition, several variations of synthetic cannabinoids are illegal in Germany and other European countries. “The chemical compound is what determines if it is illegal or not,” Garrett said. Even then, he said, manufacturers often just repackage it under different names. The Army, as well, prohibits Soldiers from using spice. In response to the increase in usage, several commanders have issued policies explicitly banning designer drugs including spice. While it currently doesn‟t specifically mention spice, Army Regulation 600-85, prohibits Soldiers from using substances - including naturally occurring substances - that are taken primarily to alter the central nervous system. Soldiers may be charged with violating Article 92 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice, which is a failure to follow an order or regulation. If caught, disciplinary actions can range from a reprimand to a dishonorable discharge. Some Soldiers, Hancock said, try to rationalize using spice and say that it is legal. “The Army says you can‟t use it,” Hancock said. “Don‟t try to rationalize it and use it. You know the rules.” There are some serious consequences – including health, financial, personal and professionally - to using spice, she said. “They don‟t think about the long-term effects both inside and outside the military,” she said. “What kind of discharge did you get from the military? You don‟t want a dishonorable discharge over something as silly as spice.”
Page 13 The response Unit leaders are the most effective means to cracking down on the drug, said Garrett. “We are getting calls from them saying they suspect something,” he said. “With unit cooperation we can help with identification, collection, investigation and prosecution.” Once caught, units will sit down with the Soldier and a drug counselor and decide what the best treatment option is for the Soldier, Hancock said. “The Army has all these great resources like the Army Substance Abuse Program and they are all free,” she said. “(ASAP) is a resource. This is not a punishment.” Unit leaders such as the 391st Combat Sustainment Support Battalion are hoping education is the key to addressing spice, said Command Sgt. Maj. Kent Mace. Placing more noncommissioned officers in the barracks, making sure the Soldiers practice the battle buddy system and increased number of counseling and health and welfare checks, are a few ways the unit is hoping to address the problem, Mace said. In addition, Mace said he brought in personnel from the Criminal Investigation Division to show the unit‟s leadership what the drug looks like. “Now we know what to look for and what the signs and symptoms are,” he said. “Drugs, alcohol – leave it alone or you will get in trouble.” Hancock said the Army needs to become proactive in addressing this issue. That means getting the information out to the Soldiers. “Education is key,” she said. “I take my hat off to the commands. Most have come to us wanting to see presentations on spice.”
Domestic Violence Awareness Walk When: Oct. 21, 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Where: Begins at Bamberg Elementary School and ends at the chapel. The walk is stroller and pet (on leash) friendly! Candles will be provided.
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Bamberg city classes now open for the fall, winter The Bamberg Community Recreation and Learning Center or Volkshochschule (VHS) is offering a variety of classes in the fall and winter. Classes range from languages to cooking, from yoga to horseback riding. Some of these classes are very popular and fill up early. You can sign up via their German website www.vhs-bamberg.de, or at their office at Tränkgasse 4, 96052 Bamberg. Their opening hours are Monday 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 2 - 5 p.m., Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and 2 - 4 p.m. and Friday 9:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m. There are extended opening hours until Sept. 24: Monday 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and 2 - 5 p.m., Friday 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Payment must be in cash or via German bank withdrawal so have your bank information ready if you choose this method of payment. The following is only a small selection of classes. The number in parenthesis is the course number. Please check the website for locations. Course
(4252) Yoga Intensive course
Tue. to Thur.
Nov. 2 – 4
9:30 a.m.– 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 – 4 p.m. 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
(4833) French Dance
7 - 9 p.m.
(4820) Greek Dance (slightly advanced) (4830) Dances from Israel
7 – 8:30 p.m.
(4831) Scottish Dance
(4871) Samba Brazil
Fri. and Sat.
(5225) Baking Faschingskrapfen – Helau! (traditional donut) (5233) German Layer Cakes (Beginners – bring round baking dish, icing bag) (4951) Horseback riding – basics (English style)
Nov. 19 Nov. 20 Jan. 29, 2011
1:30 – 3 p.m. and 3:30 – 5 p.m. 1:30 – 3 p.m. and 3:30 – 5 p.m. 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. 2:30 – 5:30 p.m. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
€ 12.80 (plus € 10 for ingredients)
Jan. 21, 2011 Jan. 22, 2011
5 – 9:30 p.m. 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
€ 23.13 (plus € 10 for ingredients)
10 – 11 a.m.
For more classes and information on locations of classes as well as information on refunds please contact the VHS directly at 0951-871108, at their office or visit www.vhs-bamberg.de. Also, please double check dates and times when you sign up.
1. Clear out your car, extra weight decreases gas mileage.
1. Share newspapers and magazines with others to extend the lives of these items and reduce the generation of waste paper.
2. Keep tires properly inflated and aligned to improve your gas mileage.
2. Make your own lunch instead of buying overpackaged snacks- it could save you money!
3. Combine multiple destinations for a single trip in your car. We combine going shopping in town with a visit with some friends and relations, schedule a trip with the dentist together with buying postage stamps and getting the dog to the vet. Get more accomplished with reduced mileage.
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