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        Vol. 36, No. 33                                                                                  www.bw.eur.army.mil
                                                                                                                                                                 WEDNESDAY

                                                                                                                                                         Speed Read
                                                                                                                                                E. COLI OUTBREAK
                          Serving the communities in U.S. Army Garrison Baden-Württemberg                                                       Officials have identified the source of
                                                                                                                                                the food borne illness outbreak that has
                                                                                                                                                sickened hundreds across Germany. 3


                                                                                                                                                ROAD SCAMS
                                                                                                                                                Add warm weather and vacation travel
                                                                                                                                                and get perfect conditions for road scams
                                                                                                                                                against Americans on the road. 6

                                                                                                                                                GUESTS CAN DRIVE
                                                                                                                                                Friends and family visiting Europe can
                                                                                                                                                drive USAREUR-plated cars with customs
                                                                                                                                                approval. 6

                                                                                                                                                MANNHEIM MOVING ON
                                                                                                                                                Mannheim high school and middle school
                                                                                                                                                will host a Moving On celebration 11:30
                                                                                                                                                a.m. June 9 on Benjamin Franklin Village's
                                                                                                                                                Woods Field in Mannheim. 8

                                                                                                                                                MOTORCYCLE SAFETY RALLY
                                                                                                                                                The Motorcycle Safety Rally and River Ride
                                                                                                                                                May 26 brought together riders for a day
                                                                                                                                                of training and a ride along the river. 9

                                                                                                                                                END OF AN ERA
                                                                                                                                                With the deactivation of U.S. Army Gar-
                                                                                                                                                rison Mannheim, some remember what it
                                                                                                                                                was like and what it meant to them. 11

                                                                                                                                                MANNHEIM INFORMATION
                                                                                                                                                U.S. Army Garrison Baden-Württemberg
                                                                                                                                                command information brings Mannheim
                                                                                                                                                into its fold with the launch of a new look
                                                                                                                                                for the combined websites. 12


                                                                                                                                                  Defense Details
                                                                                                                                                JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF
                                                                                                                                                President Barack Obama announced his
                                                                                                                                                choices for chairman and vice chairman
                                                                                                                                                of the Joint Chiefs of Staff during a
                                                                                                                                                Rose Garden ceremony Monday. Obama
                                                                                                                                                intends to nominate Army Gen. Martin
                                                                                                                                                E. Dempsey as chairman and Navy Adm.
                                                                                                                                                James A. “Sandy”Winnefeld, Jr., as vice
                                                                                                                                                chairman. Dempsey currently is the
                                                                                                                                                Army chief of staff and Winnefeld is the
                                                                                                                                                commander of U.S. Northern Command.
                                                                                                                                                Dempsey will replace Navy Adm. Mike
                                                                                                                                                Mullen when his term ends Sept. 30,
                                                                                                                                                and Winnefeld will replace Marine Gen.
                                                                                                                                                James “Hoss” Cartwright when his term
                                                                                                                                                ends in July. The president intends to


  A Fond
                                                                                                                                                nominate Gen. Raymond T. Odierno to
                                                                                                                                                succeed Dempsey at the Army post. The
                                                                                                                                                Senate must approve the nominations.

                                                                                                                                                www.army.mil/news



  Farewell                                                                                                                   Brandon Spragins
                                                                                                                                                www.defense.gov

                                                                                                                                                       What’s Inside
                                                                                                                                                Transformation Update...........................4
                                                                                                                                                Dear Ms. Vicki .....................................14
U.S. Army Garrison Mannheim Commander Lt. Col. Elizabeth Ryan Griffin, left, and Sgt. Maj Timothy Magee stand at attention as they              GET OUT! .............................................15
get ready to case the garrison colors during the official relinquishment of command and deactivation ceremony which took place in the           Movies ...............................................15
Sports Arena on Benjamin Franklin Village in Mannheim yesterday. The deactivation marks the end of the American military presence in the        Announcements ..................................16
Mannheim area after 66 years. See story on page 3.                                                                                              Sports..........................................17
2                                                                                      OUTLOOK                                                                                      Wednesday, June 1, 2011                             HP
COMMENTARY


Long time Mannheim member thanks host nation
By Larry Scavone                                              perform military operations, not business-based
MANNHEIM COMMUNITY MEMBER                                     operations and concepts. To this end, the local
                                                                                                                                                    In all areas of the garrison, local
                                                              nationals helped preserve peace and tranquility in                                    national employees played vital
   The U.S. Army Garrison Mannheim deactivation               Germany from the end of World War II through the
will impact the lives of thousands of Soldiers,               Cold War and up to the present day.                                                   roles and contributed to the
families, civilians, local national employees,                   Many went far beyond the call of duty to support                                   day-to-day military mission,
Mannheim city residents and the local industrial              the military commanders by working weekends and
base companies.                                               evenings and responding to emergencies. Military                                      helping and supporting
   Shortly after the end of World War II the U.S.             restructuring was a constant, resulting in fewer
Army set down in Mannheim and has conducted                   military personnel to conduct garrison business.
                                                                                                                                                    commanders to fulfill their
military operations in support of NATO for more                  Commanders at all levels became dependent                                          duties.
than a half a century. It is not uncommon to find              on the local national employees. Without them,
some aspect of the U.S. Army in every corner of the           it would have been impossible for the Army to                                         whose interest in fostering German-American
Rhein-Neckar region. Germany and its citizens have            complete its garrison mission.                                                        relations and cooperation showed a steadfast
been excellent hosts to the American forces and                                 City of Mannheim                                                    overall support to the U.S. Army.
demonstrated unwavering support and friendship.                  The local cities such as Mannheim, Viernheim,                                                 Rhein-Neckar Industrial base
   As guests in a foreign country, I believe it's             Lampertheim and Worms always have treated                                               The Mannheim military community could not
appropriate to reflect on the noteworthy support of            the U.S. Forces with the utmost respect and have                                      have become one of Army Europe’s most desirable
the host nation and to extend a thank you.                    provided much appreciated support. After being                                        places to be stationed had the Rhein-Neckar
              Local National Employees                        in Mannheim for over 66 years, the departure of                                       regions's industrial contracting community not
   The thousands of German nationals who                      community leaders and thousands of Soldiers does                                      been there to assist.
worked for the Mannheim military community                    not come without emotion.                                                               Approximately $500 million per year was
from 1950 to 2011 were hard working, dedicated                   Many Americans married German citizens                                             awarded in contracts to thousands of local
and professional people of all backgrounds and                thus creating lifelong ties, relationships and                                        companies who delivered construction, materials,
disciplines. Many served more than 40 years in                families. Much of the success of the Mannheim                                         supplies, services, fuel, logistics, transportation,
various capacities. Their high degree of devotion,            military community can be attributed to the                                           food and medical services to the military under a
allegiance, sincerity and competence demonstrated             untiring and steadfast support of Mannheim’s city                                     multitude of contracts.
is noteworthy and of significant importance to the             administration, residents and businesses.                                               These companies developed a professional
political and historical events that developed since             U.S. Army senior military leaders have met                                         rapport and partnership with their counterparts in
May 1945.                                                     annually with the Mannheim leaders as members                                         the U.S. military that resulted in top quality services
   In all areas of the garrison, local national               of the Mannheim Community Relations Advisory                                          and products for Soldiers and families. Building
employees played vital roles and contributed to the           Council. Beginning in 1983, the council met to                                        construction, renovation, maintenance and repair
day-to-day military mission, helping commanders               jointly resolve issues on both sides, to discuss future                               work for all facilities across the installations in
fulfill their duties. It is not readily apparent               planning and to promote a German-American                                             Mannheim were supplemented with local firms
why people from the host nation, with differing               spirit of cooperation and friendship. Each year,                                      using contracts.
nationalities, iews of the world and religious beliefs        the coordinated efforts resolved issues related
would work so hard and so long for the U.S. Army              to security, master planning, environment and                                         Now retired, Larry Scavone worked in Mannheim for 27 years as the
and the United States of America.                             military operations.                                                                  Director of Public Works from 2005-2010 and as the deputy DPW from
   The sole purpose of the Army’s presence was to                The city of Mannheim has seen many leaders                                         1993-2005.


                                             DISCUSSION BOARD
                                             Find out what your garrison commanders and members of your
                                             community are saying in the BWnow virtual community
                                              What is your favorite Mannheim memory?                    best were stationed here. No one will know how                      up with warm cookies while another brought a pot of
                                              "I met my husband here. He was stationed in 3/68th        much I will miss the military community here. Good                  hot coffee. My first impression of how the nice people
                                              Armor on Sullivan Barracks, my son graduated from         luck to all of you and May God Bless You."                          is my favorite memory."
                                              High School here in Mannheim, went to college                   –Ingrid Pedicino, USAG Mannheim Facebook fan                        –Marsha Dale Keating, Mannheim Facebook fan
                                              here and is working as a GS in CPAC Heidelberg. My        "My first day, me and my boys were walking                          The USAG Mannheim Facebook page has changed
    www.facebook.com/BWnow                    entire adult life has been in Mannheim. Thank you,        around in the snow to get registered at the schools.                from an official garrison page to a volunteer-man-
                                              Mannheim, for letting me be part of your community,       Somebody stopped and gave us rides most of the                      aged page called Keeping up with Mannheim. For
    http://myBWnow.ning.com                   by giving me a job ... I believe only the best of the     mornings. When we got home, one neighbor showed                     official garrison information, visit BWnow.




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HP Wednesday, June 1, 2011                                                       NEWS                                                                                                              3


U.S. Army Garrison Mannheim deactivates
Staff Report                            tant Benjamin Franklin Village,         “For more than 66
                                        but it, too, will eventually close as
   The U.S. Army Garrison               will Coleman Barracks.                  years Americans have
Mannheim cased its colors in a             “As we honor those fighting
Relinquishment of Command and           men of yesteryear, we also pay trib-    called Mannheim
Deactivation Ceremony on Benja-         ute to all those military men and       home. Soldiers
min Franklin Village in Mannheim        women who have come through
yesterday.                              these grounds since then. Our Sol-      served here, raised
   The ceremony marks the end           diers in formation and our Color
of the American presence in the         Guard stand before you with a
                                                                                families and built
Mannheim area for more than             military bearing that is superb         friendships that have
66 years with troops having ar-         (and who) represent a long line
rived there shortly after the end of    of those who’ve come through            spanned decades.”
World War II in 1945.                   Mannheim before,” said USAG             –Lt. Col. Elizabeth Ryan Griffin, USAG Mannheim
   The city had been largely de-        Baden-Württemberg Commander                                    relinquishing commander
stroyed by bombs, but it would          Col. Bill Butcher.
soon become a major military hub           During the past few months, the
for the American forces in Ger-         Mannheim community has seen             day services like force protection,
many.                                   its services reduced as they con-       facility maintenance, childcare,
   “For more than 66 years Ameri-       solidated with those in Heidelberg.     fitness and recreation services, re-
cans have called Mannheim home.         During the fall and winter seasons,     ligious services, food service and
Soldiers served here, raised fami-      residents knew events that had oc-      logistics support,” Griffin said.
lies and built friendships that have    curred for decades were being held         The ceremony for those gath-
spanned decades … Enabling              for the last time.                      ered in the Sports Arena yesterday
this readiness undoubtedly is our          “Closing an installation while       meant the end of a mission and of
strong and enduring friendship          Soldiers and Families still live,       a historical presence in the area.
with the city of Mannheim and the       work and play on the installation is       “Today is a special day for all
surrounding communities of the          tough business,” Griffin said. “We       gathered here to mark the deacti-
metropolitan region Rhein-Neck-         worked together to find innova-          vation of the U.S. Army Garrison
ar,” said relinquishing U.S. Army       tive solutions that caused the least    Mannheim. It is in Mannheim,
Garrison Mannheim Commander             amount of turbulence for Soldiers       near where the Rhine meets the
Elizabeth Griffin whose relin-           and families.”                          Neckar, that American forces ar-
quishment of garrison command              Griffin mentioned the coop-           rived at the end of World War II
became official with the ceremony.       eration of the schools, the Pond        to begin a history whose conclu-
   Shortly after arriving in the area   security force, the Red Cross, the      sion we mark now, 66 years later,”
in April 1945, five Soldiers – all       commissary and the Exchange as          Butcher said.
privates first class – were killed in    partners in the downsizing.                “Lt. Col. Griffin and Sgt. Maj.
action near Heilbronn. These were          “I could not be more proud of        Magee … and the entire work-                                                                         Brandon Spragins
the Soldiers for whom Mannheim          the professionalism with which          force of the U.S. Army Garrison                   U.S. Army Garrison Mannheim Commander Lt. Col. Eliza-
installations were named: Robert        we executed mandated workforce          Mannheim have remained com-                       beth Ryan Griffin and Sgt. Maj. Timothy Magee salute
Funari, Robert Hammonds, Dom-           shaping initiatives, the teamwork       mitted to the last day. Their pas-                the colors as they participate in the relinquishment of
inic Spinelli, George Sullivan, Ce-     that was shown in transferring          sion for the Mannheim commu-                      command and deactivation of the U.S. Army Garrison
                                                                                                                                  Mannheim which officially occurred yesterday at a cer-
cil Taylor. Taylor and Hammonds         functions to USAG Baden-Würt-           nity and for their Soldiers, civilians            emony in the Sports Arena on Benjamin Franklin Village
Barracks now stand empty. Spinel-       temberg, the support to deployed        and family members is both admi-                  in Mannheim. USAG Mannheim's deactivation marks the
li Barracks will remain longer than     and returning units from our foot-      rable and noteworthy,” Butcher                    departure of the U.S. Armed Forces from the Mannheim
Funari, Sullivan and their cohabi-      print and the delivery of day-to-       said.                                             area after 66 years.




Outbreak of E. coli food borne illness occurs in Germany
Staff Report                                   Consuming food or water that has           food preparation practices.
                                            been contaminated with these bacte-              These practices include washing                       For more information
  German health officials have identi-       ria can cause bloody diarrhea and ab-         hands before preparing food and
fied the source of a food borne illness      dominal cramps.                               before eating, storing food at proper                 Safe food handling fact sheets for vegetables
outbreak that has sickened hundreds            In some cases, the bacteria can            temperatures, cooking food to proper                  and fruits are available at www.fda.gov/food/
and killed 11 across the nation.            cause a severe, potentially life threat-      temperatures, washing fruits and veg-                 resourcesforyou/consumers/ucm114299.
  The outbreak has been linked to           ening kidney disorder called hemo-            etables prior to eating and not allow-
organic cucumbers from Spain that           lytic uremic syndrome, or HUS.                ing cooked food to contact raw food                   Safe food handling fact sheets for meat products
were contaminated with a potentially           Generally, children less than 5 years      or dirty utensils.                                    are available at www.fsis.usda.gov/factsheets/
fatal bacterial strain of Escherichia       of age, elderly people and individu-             Persons who develop diarrhea                       safe_food_handling_fact_sheets/index.asp.
coli.                                       als with diseases that compromise the         should practice strict hand washing
  Often referred to as EHEC, the            immune system have the highest risk           hygiene, drink plenty of fluids and                    An overview of information regarding enterohe-
food borne illness is primarily affect-     for developing more serious forms of          monitor their stools for the presence                 morrhagic E.coli can be found at www.cdc.gov/
ing the civilian population in north-       the illness.                                  of blood. Anyone with bloody diar-                    nczved/divisions/dfbmd/diseases/enterohemor-
ern Germany.                                                                                                                                    rhagic_ecoli/technical.html.
                                               People can become ill after con-           rhea should see their provider or seek
  No cases have been reported in the        suming contaminated food that                 medical care promptly.
U.S. military community.                    has not been properly prepared or                Those who have health concerns
  Past outbreaks of these types of E.       cooked.                                       and suspect they have a food borne                 outbreak, Public Health Command
coli have involved several different           The Public Health Command Re-              illness should contact their primary               Region-Europe will communicate
food products. These include ground         gion – Europe and Europe Regional             care provider immediately.                         the food safety risk through military
beef, vegetables, fruits, raw milk and      Medical Command health officials                  As German health officials release               related news media and command
water.                                      encourage everyone to practice safe           information related to the E. coli                 channels.
4                                                                                                            NEWS                                                                         Wednesday, June 1, 2011                     HP
                                                                                                           transformation
                                                                                                        UPDATE
    Frequently Asked Questions                                                   and the pending move of V Corps from Heidelberg to Wiesbaden. For             general dispatch users and customers with recurring assigned vehicles
    Have a transformation-related question you'd like answered?                  dining options, Soldiers may visit the Kantine on Patton Barracks or          should use the Heidelberg Transportation Motor Pool on Patton Bar-
    E-mail usaghd.post@eur.army.mil. We'll find the answer for you and           travel off the installation to local restaurants in the area. Other choices   racks, Bldg. 157. DSN 373-8350, civ. 06221-17-8350.
    share it in the Herald Post and on the garrison's transformation Web         in the Heidelberg area are restaurants, Exchange shoppettes and food
    page at www.bw.eur.army.mil/transformation.                                  courts on Campbell Barracks and the Shopping Center. DSN 314-373-             Mannheim DEERS, ID Cards, Passports – The DEERS, ID cards and
                                                                                 6262, civ. 06221-17-6262.                                                     passports offices have relocated to Bldg. 246, room 101 on Benjamin
    When will 18th Military Police Brigade and the 95th MP                                                                                                     Franklin Village.
    Battalion move to Sembach?                                                   Mannheim Red Cross – The Red Cross office in Mannheim will close
    Both units have begun to move personnel and occupy space at Sembach          June 30 and all services will be transferred to the Heidelberg station,       Mannheim Education Center – The Education Center on Sullivan
    but the majority of the families scheduled to move will do so when           Bldg. 3850, on the Shopping Center kaserne. The Mannheim Station will         Barracks will be open from May through July with classes running as
    school is out so their children can finish the school year in Mannheim       have limited services beginning June 15. In cases of a family emergency       long as class minimums are achieved. The center will be open Monday-
    and be settled in their new homes in the Kaiserslautern community            in which a emergency communication message is needed, the Hei-                Friday (except USAREUR training holidays). A counselor will be on site
    before the new school year begins. Both units will be officially moved       delberg number will reach an emergency caseworker. The Heidelberg             8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and remote counseling will be available 1:30-4:30
    from Mannheim to Sembach in August.                                          Station is open 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. DSN 370-1760, civ.            p.m. The center is closed 12:30-1:30 p.m. A night monitor will open and
                                                                                 06221-57-1760.                                                                close the education center for evening classes 6-10:30 p.m.
    When are Patrick Henry Village and the PHV Shoppette closing?
    I've heard 2012, 2013 and 2015. Which date is actual?                        Heidelberg Vehicle Registration – Heidelberg's vehicle registration           Mannheim Personal Property Processing - The Mannheim Personal
    The plan is for PHV and PHV Shoppette to close in late 2014. However,        office is closed. Heidelberg offers a satellite vehicle registration office   Property Processing office, also known as the Transportation office, is
    residents are asked to keep in mind that while this is the plan, a lot can   at the Military Police station on Patrick Henry Village, Bldg. 4511. This     closed. Mannheim customers will use the Heidelberg Personal Property
    change in the three years which could affect the closure date.               office is open 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. to provide limited services that do not    Processing Office on the Shopping Center, Bldg. 3850, room 267. The
                                                                                 require a vehicle inspection. The Mannheim vehicle registration office        hours for the Heidelberg PPPO changed: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday,
    Is there enough base housing in Wiesbaden?                                   has extended its hours to serve customers 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. in issuing      Wednesday and Friday and 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Thursday. The office is closed
    Wiesbaden has enough Army family housing to meet the U.S. Army               license plates and registrations for the Mannheim and Heidelberg com-         daily 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
    Europe housing policy, which is 100 percent of key and essential             munities. The Mannheim vehicle registration office is in Bldg. 1567 on
    personnel, 100 percent of staff sergeants and below and 10 percent of        Spinelli Barracks in Mannheim. The vehicle inspection point is located        Exiting Mannheim – The exit gate at Friendship Circle on Benjamin
    sergeants first class and above, excluding key and essential personnel.      directly next to vehicle registration, a convenience for those who must       Franklin Village in Mannheim has changed hours for traffic leaving the
                                                                                 get vehicles inspected and registered at same time. DSN 384-6100, civ.        installation. The gate opens for exiting traffic and pedestrians (exiting
    Is it true that family housing in Wiesbaden is not protected                 0621-730-6911/6900. GPS Am Aubuckel, 68259 Feudenheim.                        and entering) at 6 a.m. and closes at 6 p.m.
    by security perimeters and ID checks? Will security gates be
    installed and when? If no, please explain why.                               Mannheim Optometry – The Mannheim Optometry Clinic on                         Mannheim Customs Field Office – The Customs office in Mannheim
    Three of the family housing areas, Aukamm, Crestview and Hainerberg,         Benjamin Franklin Village no longer offers routine eye examinations,          is now located in Bldg. 256 (the Military Police station).
    are open. They are patrolled by Military Police and the German Polizei.      walk-in physicals or screenings. Optometry care has transferred to the
    All three of these housing areas are located in German communities           local economy, the Heidelberg Health Center Optometry Clinic or, for          Mannheim Army Community Service – Army Community Services
    with public streets maintained by the city of Wiesbaden. An access           aviation personnel, Coleman Barracks. Mannheim Soldiers can still             will move from Bldg. 255 into Bldg. 246 before June 1. The ACS Lending
    control point for Hainerberg is programmed for construction in 2013          receive vision screening and routine physicals at the Mannheim clinic.        Closet services have relocated to Bldg. 246, room 110.
    and then the entire Hainerberg housing area will have controlled access.     Aviation personnel may complete the vision portion of select flight
    Personnel will have the option of living in the controlled housing areas     physicals in Mannheim, but must first collect paperwork at the Coleman        Mannheim Drivers Testing – Mannheim’s Drivers’ Testing Station
    on Wiesbaden Army Airfield and Hainerberg as quarters become avail-          clinic. Family members and retirees who require glasses quickly and           located on Sullivan Barracks, Bldg. 253, has closed. All drivers’ testing
    able. U.S. Army Europe has approved allowing the other two housing           cannot obtain an appointment in Heidelberg or Mannheim can visit              services are offered in Heidelberg on the Shopping Center, Bldg. 3850,
    areas to remain open with the ability to close them upon high threat         German opticians who prescribe glasses for older children and adults          room 136, with operating hours 7:30-11:30 a.m. and 12:30-4:30 p.m.
    conditions.                                                                  at no cost, but glasses must be purchased from them. The Mannheim             Monday-Friday. DSN 370-7889, civ. 06221 57-6681.
                                                                                 medical operations center is open for walk-ins 8-11 a.m. Mondays,
    Facilities Operations Changes                                                Wednesdays and Fridays. Appointments: 800-914-6133 (toll-free), DSN           Burger King – Burger King on the Shopping Center in Heidelberg will
    NEW – Barber Shops – Hours at Tompkins and Patton Barracks Barber            371-2622, civ. 06221-17-2622. The Heidelberg Optometry Clinic will            close Monday, May 30.
    Shops will be reduced beginning June 20. Services will be offered at the     remain open for eye care; however, due to staff transitions from July 1
    Patton Barber Shop in Heidelberg 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays          through Sept. 30, services will be limited to active duty and active duty     Mark Twain Village Shoppette – The shoppette on Mark Twain
    and Fridays. The Tompkins shop in Schwetzingen will serve customers          family members only.                                                          Village in Heidelberg will close Friday, June 3. The Campbell Barracks
    10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Both barber shops have had too                                                                                      shoppette will expand its hours on weekends – 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
    few customers to warrant keeping them open five days a week.                 Mannheim Health Clinic – The health clinic on Benjamin Franklin               Saturdays and Sundays – to support the Soldiers and family members
                                                                                 Village in Mannheim will close this December. Servicemembers living in        who live on MTV.
    NEW – Mannheim TMP – The Mannheim Transportation Motor Pool                  Mannheim will be seen at the Coleman Barracks clinic. Family members
    will provide NTV branch customers services 7:30 a.m.-noon and 1-4            will receive services from the Heidelberg Health Center on Nachrichten        Subway – The Subway restaurant on Sullivan Barracks in Mannheim
    p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Spinelli Barracks sub-TMP office,         Kaserne in Heidelberg. A shuttle bus is available for those who need          has closed. It will reopen on the Shopping Center in Heidelberg June 20.
    Bldg. 1563. DSN 373-8350, civ. 06221-17-6951.                                transportation to Heidelberg. The number of providers in Mannheim
                                                                                 will stay the same until December. Patient liaisons will remain in            AAFES Gas Station – The gas station in Mannheim on Benjamin
    NEW – Spinelli Auto Skills – The auto skills shop on Spinelli has new        Mannheim to help community members schedule medical appoint-                  Franklin Village South will change its operating hours today, June
    hours: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, noon-7 p.m.           ments on the economy. There are four patient liaisons on staff and one        1. New hours will be 7 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
    Thursdays and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays and training holidays. Closed          at the Mannheim Klinikum. Civ. 0621-730-9534/9543/9777. For help              Saturdays and 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Sundays.
    Sundays and holidays. DSN 384-6023, civ. 0621-730-6023.                      after hours, call civ. 06221-17-2605, or the nurse advice line DSN 0800-
                                                                                 825-1600, civ. 0800-825-1600 or 00800-4759-2330. Mannheim Clinic              Popeyes and Taco Bell – Starting June 20, Popeyes on Benjamin
    NEW – Army Emergency Relief – The Army Emergency Relief office               hours are 8 a.m.-noon and 1-4:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays               Franklin Village South in Mannheim will be closed Mondays. Taco Bell
    in Mannheim now processes requests for emergency travel only. All            and 8 a.m.-noon Fridays. Central appointments: DSN 371-2622, civ.             will remain open on Mondays until further notice.
    other AER requests are processed at the Army Community Service office        0621-730-2622.
    in Heidelberg located on the Shopping Center, Bldg. 3850, room 250.                                                                                        Spinelli furniture – The furniture store on Spinelli Barracks in
    DSN 370-6883, civ. 06221-57-6975. American Red Cross after hours             Mannheim Base Operations – With the impending inactivation of                 Mannheim will close June 27. Some furniture has moved into the
    service for emergency travel in Heidelberg: DSN 370-1760, civ. 06221-        Mannheim there are two names for community members to keep in                 Exchange on Benjamin Franklin Village South.
    57-1760 and 001-877-272-7337.                                                mind – Mr. Ralph Santaliz, Base Operations Manager, DSN 385-2774,
                                                                                 civ. 0621-730-2774, rafael.santaliz@eur.army.mil, and Master Sgt.             One number, two communities – The 24-hour sexual assault and
    NEW – Mannheim Library – The Sullivan Barracks library has new               Romeo Satsatin, Base Operations NCOIC, DSN 385-2588, civ. 0621-730-           domestic violence hotline is now valid for Mannheim and Heidelberg.
    hours: noon-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, closed Sundays, Mondays and             2588, romeo.satsatin@eur.army.mil. They are located in Bldg. 245 on           The Mannheim-specific number is no longer valid. The hotline for both
    German holidays. DSN 380-1740, civ 0621-730-1740.                            Sullivan Barracks and are ready to assist the Mannheim community.             communities is civ. 0170-609-2862.

    Patton DFAC – The Patton Barracks Dining Facility operated by the V          Mannheim Transportation Motor Pool – The TMP at Spinelli                                   Transformation Information
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Road scams surface
with warm weather                                                     Faces of the community:
and vacation travel                                                   Midsummer Knight's Read
OPM Public Affairs

   People can run into bad luck while they
are on the road, and there are legitimate
candidates for charity. Unfortunately,
others are simply up to no good.
   “With the onset of summer we again
expect to see cases of people trying to de-
fraud Americans on the road in Europe,”
said Leslie Shavers, law enforcement pro-
gram officer at the U.S. Army Europe Of-
fice of the Provost Marshal.
   One scam involves someone in a vehicle
flagging down other vehicles to get money
by falsely claiming that they need help.
This kind of approach often happens
close to a barracks gate, at a highway rest
stop or on a road outside of town where
you have to drive slowly.
   Sometimes the scammers offer you
gold jewelry as collateral so they can pay
you back later. Unfortunately the rings
and chains turn out to be worthless brass
imitations.
   A second scam involves someone
claiming to have run out of money at a
trade fair and offering to sell you expen-
sive goods, often jackets or coats, at a huge
discount so they can buy gas to get home.
However, the fancy brand name articles
turn out to be cheap fakes.
   Shavers recommends you keep these                                                                                                                               Linda SteilLinda Steil
tips in mind.                                   Patrick Henry Village Public Services Librarian Melissa Laplante reads to students at Mark Twain Elementary School May 26 to
                                                promote the love of reading. Laplante sits in front of a poster promoting the library's summer reading program "A Midsummer
wBeware of distractions if you're in your       Knight's Read," a five-week program in Mannheim and Heidelberg. Mannheim's program is 10:30-11:30 a.m. June 22-July 20 at
car alone. Someone talking to you on the        the Sullivan Library. Heidelberg's program is 11 a.m. Wednesdays for preschoolers and kindergartners, 11:30 a.m. Thursdays
driver’s side of the car could be trying to     for first-fifth graders and 2 p.m. Tuesdays for sixth-12th graders June 29-July 28. Patrick Henry Village Library: DSN 388-9443,
divert your attention while a buddy steals      civ. 06221-57-1740. Mannheim Library: DSN 380-1740, civ. 0621-730-1740.
your purse or wallet from the other side.
wOffers too good to be true usually are.
Articles with fancy brand names can be
cheap fakes and gold jewelry can be plain
brass.
wAlways consider the relation between
the trouble someone claims they are in
                                                Guests can drive in Germany
and what they are asking for. People in         By Robert Szostek                tration and clear copies of       army.mil/opm/custom3.             lege for U.S. Forces per-
real need rarely ask for more than what is      OPM PUBLIC AFFAIRS               their passports, stateside        htm for more details on           sonnel and their depen-
absolutely necessary.                                                            driver’s licenses and offi-        procedures and locations          dants,” Evans said.
wNever give large amounts of money to              One advantage of be-          cial German translations          of customs offices.                  For that reason, cus-
anyone on the road. The most anyone             ing stationed in Germany         of their licenses or inter-          Visitors and guests can        toms authorization is
should need is enough to fill a tank of gas.     is that friends and family       national driver’s licenses        use this exception to pol-        required. Evans warned
   German motor club ADAC reports mo-           can visit you to get that        issued by the American            icy to drive a USAREUR-           that this exception to
torists traveling in Eastern Europe should      real Old World travel ex-        Automobile Association            registered POV in Ger-            policy does not grant per-
also beware of gangs trying to scam for-        perience.                        or National Automobile            many for up to 90 days in         mission for your guests to
eigners on the main highways.                      And you can let them          Club,” he added.                  a six-month period.               buy gas at Exchange gas
   Crooks, generally in big, dark sedans,       drive your USAREUR-                 For visitors from coun-           The 90-day period be-          stations or use your fuel
follow cars with German license plates          plated car on their own          tries other than the United       gins the day the visitor          ration card.
and signal the driver to stop with hand         excursions if you first re-       States, ask your military         arrives in any European             Likewise, friends and
gestures, flashing of lights or by raising       ceive customs approval.          customs office if an inter-        Union member state.               family visiting Germany
a gas canister. They demand financial as-           “Just go to your local        national driver’s license or         The document must              who rent a car may not
sistance for their families from the occu-      military customs field            translation is required.          remain in the car when            use Exchange gas stations
pants of the stopped car.                       office and fill out the ap-           Guests cannot be resi-         your guests use your vehi-        or fuel ration cards.
   If the victims give too little cash or no    plication form,” said Fred       dents of Germany or plan          cle independently, along            Mannheim        Customs
thing at all, the begging turns into a rob-     Evans, chief of services,        to establish residency in         with their passports, the         Field Office is located in
bery. ADAC advises drivers who encoun-          USAREUR Customs Ex-              Germany, and they cannot          vehicle registration, proof       Bldg. 256 (the Military
ter such a situation to drive on and not        ecutive Agency.                  be dependants.                    of insurance and their            Police station). The Hei-
stop.                                              “If you want to have the         It's also important to         international driver's li-        delberg Customs Field
   Shavers advises anyone who has been          paperwork ready before           ensure that automobile in-        censes (or official transla-       Office is in the Commu-
approached to write down the license            your relatives or friends        surance covers the guests.        tions of their licenses).         nity Support Center, Bldg.
plate number and contact the nearest            arrive, you should bring         Consult the customs web              “Driving in Germany is         3850, on the Shopping
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   European Suzuki Days                                                           11 – 13 June
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Mannheim high, middle schools host 'Moving On'
  Mannheim High School            of growth, from overcrowded
and Mannheim Middle               conditions when the school
School will host a Moving         housed approximately 1,200
On celebration 11:30 a.m.         students in grades seven-12
June 9 on Benjamin Franklin       to its current 300 in grades
Village's Woods field to mark      nine-12.
their closure and the end of         In September 1973 the
the school year.                  $300,000 addition opened.
  The USAREUR Band and            It now houses choral and in-
students from both schools        strumental music, language
will be attend along with         arts, computers and video
families and employees. The       production.
ceremony is supported by the         The Junior ROTC program
German-American        Wom-       began in 1973 and additional
en’s Club, the Exchange and       community facilities some
BOSS Soldiers who will cook       distance from the main com-
for the event.                    plex housed the cadets.
  The event is free and open         During school year 1975-
to all.                           76, JROTC was relocated to
           History                Annex A of the main build-
  Prior to 1956 students liv-     ing and finally in 1995-96
ing in the Mannheim area          students saw the completion
were transported by bus to        of the current facility next to
Heidelberg American High          the main building.
School, approximately 20 ki-         Mannheim High School
lometers away.                    came into its own as a high
  When the number of              school facility when the
American families increased,      Mannheim Middle School
Mannheim High School was          complex opened in 1975,
built.                            serving grades 6-8. When this
  Its doors opened in 1956        occurred, Mannheim High
with a student body of 97 and     School acquired the space
faculty of 15. From 1956, en-     necessary to satisfy that of
rollment grew like the grape      a truly comprehensive high
vines of Baden-Württem-           school.
berg, and in 1959 several pre-       In the 50 years of
fab buildings were added to       Mannheim High School’s ex-
provide additional space for      istence, several traditions and
classrooms and supplies.          school symbols have become
  In 1960, an additional wing     well established.
was completed to provide                      Mascot
science labs and additional          The bison is a majes-
classrooms. During school         tic animal that at one time
                                                                                                                                                                                          Courtesy photo
year 1975-76, additions to        was so numerous that their        Students read, study and work on projects in the library of the Mannheim American High School in the 1960s.
the library were completed.       stampedes across the prairie      The school celebrates its last year after being open since 1956.
  An increase in enrollment       sounded like the roll of dis-
occurred in 1964, when the        tant thunder.                       In past years their numbers       way that no other species,                    any other animal or bird,
Theater Army Support Com-            They are a symbol of lib-      have soared to 200,000. They        present or past, has been ca-                 is a unique symbol of the
mand headquarters relo-           erty to all those who search      have existed alongside all          pable of doing. This heroic                   strength and determination
cated from Orleans, France        for a beacon of freedom in a      changes of the planet since         and magnificent beast is not                   of the people.
to Worms and units from           turbulent world. At one time      the last Ice Age and yet per-       only an inseparable part of                           School Colors
Verdun, France moved to           they outnumbered all species      severe.                             America's past – its future                      The school colors are pur-
Mannheim.                         on Earth with over 60 mil-          Historically, the presence        place in American history                     ple and gold.
  Since that time, the school     lion, then they were reduced      of the American Bison has           now also appears secure.                      SOURCE: Mannheim High School Parent
passed through many stages        to nearly 300.                    deeply affected people in a           The bison, more so than                     and Student Handbook




                                                          Mannheim Trivia
    1. Which unit did NOT participate in operations      3. What military leader was mortally injured in               d.       Pfc. George F. Sullivan
    in the Mannheim area in March 1945?                  a car accident in Mannheim and later died at the              e.       Pfc. Cecil V. Taylor
        a.   44th Infantry Division                      Heidelberg Hospital?
                                                                                                                    5. What unit had the longest continuous presence
        b.   101st Airborne Division                        a.     Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower
                                                                                                                    in Mannheim?
        c.   3rd Infantry Division                          b.     Gen. George S. Patton, Jr.
                                                                                                                       a.   181st Transportation Battalion
        d.   10th Armored Division                          c.     Gen. Omar Bradley
                                                                                                                       b.   5th Signal Command
                                                            d.     Gen. Douglas MacArthur
    2. What famous crooner served as a Soldier in                                                                      c.   397th Infantry Regiment
    Mannheim in 1945 then went on to win 15 Gram-        4. Of the following 100th Infantry Division Sol-              d.   399th Infantry Regiment
    mies and sell more than 50 million albums?           diers, who was killed in action in April 1945 and
       a.    Elvis Presley                               later had barracks in Mannheim named after him?
       b.    Bing Crosby                                    a.    Pfc. Robert Funari
       c.    Frank Sinatra                                  b.    Pfc. Robert Hammonds                                  them; 5. A-181st TB (1955-2007 at Turley Barracks)
                                                                                                                        ANSWERS: 1. B-101st Airborne; 2. D-Tony Bennett; 3. B-Gen. Patton; 4. all of
       d.    Tony Bennett                                   c.    Pfc. Dominic V. Spinelli
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Motorcyclists rally for safety, ride for fun
River ride includes wet
weather training
By Leigh Bancroft
USAG BADEN-WÜRTTEMBERG MEMBER

   The four-day Memorial Day weekend kicked off
with the rev and roar of motorcycle engines during
the 2011 Motorcycle Safety Rally and River Ride.
   Riders of all types of bikes – from cruisers to
sport – joined together for a full day of motorcycle
safety awareness and appreciation.
   The morning began with safety courses and
briefings, sponsored by U.S. Army Garrison Baden-
Württemberg Safety Office and Motorcycle Safety
Foundation, for riders with all levels of experience.
   MSF certified instructors set up multiple riding
courses for hands-on range exercises and offered
expert instruction on safety and group riding.
   The German Polizei also conducted a question                                                                                                                                            Leigh Bancroft
                                                                   Motorcycles stand ready for safety training at the Motorcycle Safety Rally and River Ride May 26 at the Heidelberg Heliport.
and answer session about German safety and traf-
fic laws.
   Brig. Gen. Allen Batschelet, the U.S. Army Europe               breathtaking landscape of hills and castles, took
G3, his wife and USAG BW Commander Col. Bill                       the crew along the banks of the Neckar River and
Butcher joined the motley crew for a ride through                  through the back hills of Heidelberg.
the rolling hillsides of the neighboring villages of                 All riders arrived safely, with unexpected bonus
the Rhine-Neckar region.                                           training for riding in wet weather conditions, to the
   Supported by the German Polizei and ADAC,                       final rallying point, the Heidelberg Rod and Gun
four “chalks” of 19 bikes made quite an impression                 Club. Despite the rain, everyone stayed for family
riding through the small German villages.                          socializing, grilled hamburgers and barbecue spon-
   After an hour and half ride, the crew stopped by                sored by Family and MWR.
a roadside cafe for refreshments and relaxation and                  When the daylong event came to a close, riders
to seize the opportunity to meet other riders, build               were reassured that the sport of motorcycle riding                                                                      Leigh Bancroft
camaraderie and plan summer riding events .                        in USAG Baden-Württemberg operates under the                       River Ride participants gather at the final rallying point, the
   The route back, chosen for its winding roads and                professional rules of safety.                                      Heidelberg Rod and Gun Club, for barbecue and music.




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Timeline – 66 years of history
1945 – Mannheim became one of 112 communities in Germany with U.S. forces
1965 – First Support Brigade was activated at Taylor Barracks in June
1970 – The 7th Army Support Command was dissolved, and the brigade became
                                                                                                                                                                                              The End of an Era
       a major subordinate headquarters under the Theater Army Support
       Command Europe.
1974– TASCOM merged with the U.S. Army Europe headquarters and the U.S.
                                                                                                                                                                 Army garrison leaves Mannheim vicinity after 66 years
      Military Community Activity Mannheim evolved.                                                                                                              By Elizabeth Casebeer                               With the drawdown nearly over and          nothing else, some aspects of our experi-
1974-1991 – USMCA-Mannheim was the single point of community support                                                                                             USAG BADEN-WÜRTTEMBERG PUBLIC AFFAIRS             the transition to USAG Baden Württem-        ences (as brats) are extremely unique and
      for all American Soldiers, civilians and family members in Mannheim and                                                                                                                                      berg just about complete, Führer is one      sometimes difficult,” said Baker.
      the surrounding areas of Worms and Weierhof. The base operations area                                                                                         For many either in the military or mar-        of many who are sad to see the end of a         While the closure of the 1,260 acre
      covered more than 938 square miles and the USAREUR Provost Marshal                                                                                         ried to it, part of the lifestyle is picking up   partnership with the city of Mannheim        base is a surprise to some, U.S. Army Eu-
      served as the community commander, assisted by a deputy in charge of                                                                                       and moving on when orders arrive. It nev-         and the foreign military who have occu-      rope began its downsizing and troop re-
      nearly 1,400 Soldiers and civilians working for the community activity                                                                                     er becomes easy, but for many who called          pied parts of it since before many were      location in 2003. Rumors of a Mannheim
      responsible for close to 30,000 Soldiers, civilians and family members.                                                                                    U.S. Army Garrison Mannheim home, the             even born.                                   shutdown were just a blip on the radar
1991 – In October, USMCA-Mannheim was re-designated as the 293rd Base                                                                           Courtesy photo   closure yesterday was perhaps more diffi-            It’s been more than 20 years since Vann    until not long ago, and many still choose
       Support Battalion under the 26th Area Support Group based in Heidelberg.                                                                                  cult than those that came before.                 Baker, the creator and editor of Military    to not believe it.
1992 – In August, the change of command marked a new era when, for the             Above, former Mannheim Community Commander Brig. Gen. Granger                    This departure marks the end of                Brat Life and militarybrats.net, visited        Despite comprising only about 3.5
       first time, the Department of the Army selected a lieutenant colonel to     and former Lord Mayor Ratzel raise their beer mugs in a sign of               the American military presence in the             Germany. As the son of a Korean War          percent of Mannheim proper, the space
       assume responsibility for the community. At the same time, the responsi     partnership and friendship at the Mannheim German-American Volksfest          Mannheim vicinity where it has been a             veteran who later retired as a tank com-     currently occupied by the United States
       bility of the Senior Tactical Commander shifted to the commander of 3rd     in 1979. Photo below, Staff Sft. Ronis Gutierrez and Sgt. Agustin Garcia
                                                                                   salute the colors during a dress rehearsal for the deactivation ceremony
                                                                                                                                                                 fixture since the end of World War II.             mander, Baker spent his formative years      under the Status of Forces Agreement
       Brigade, 1st Armored Division.                                                                                                                               “It’s harder because people are not just       in Mannheim, from 1962-1966, and later,      will be returned to the city within the
                                                                                   in Mannheim yesterday.
1994 – After the departure of 3rd Brigade to Fort Lewis, Wash., the commander                                                                                    leaving; the place they’ve called home            in Florstadt and Bad Nauheim.                next four years, if not sooner. Lord May-
       of 5th Signal Command assumed the duties of Senior Tactical                                                                                               is going away. I’ve had guys contact me             Baker’s many memories of Mannheim          or Peter Kurz recently put it to his citi-
       Commander.                                                                                                                                                to say they shed a silent tear when they          include visits to a local corner grocery     zens to decide what happens to the build-
2002 – The Secretary of the Army created the Installation Management Agency                                                                                      heard the news,” said Professor Christian         store, which sold gum, sour candies and      ings and land once that happens.
       – later re-designated Installation Management Command – to oversee                                                                                        Führer, course director for marketing             other novelties like tiny firecrackers.          Mannheim hosted a farewell ceremony                                                                                              Courtesy photo
       installation support services at Army camps, posts and stations.                                                                                          at Cooperative State University Baden-            One local lady made a daily trek to BFV      May 8, the 66th anniversary of Victory in    An undated photo from the early days of the U.S. Army in Mannheim shows the gate of Sullivan
2005 – On Oct. 1, the 293rd Base Support Battalion became the U.S. Army                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Barracks, probably at Friendship Circle.
                                                                                                                                                                 Württemberg Mannheim, who is writ-                to sell fresh bread from the back of her     Europe Day, which was when the Allies
       Garrison Mannheim. In support of the global defense realignment                                                                                           ing a book about the U.S. military in             Opel station wagon, and another man          formally accepted the unconditional sur-     Soldiers shared their rations with her         work in Mannheim through the sum-
       initiatives, the USAG Mannheim continued to evolve.                                                                                                       Mannheim.                                         managed to serve ice cream cones from        render of Nazi Germany and the end of        and her family. It is astonishing to think     mer, or will be absorbed into the greater
2007– Following the deactivation of the 181st Transportation Battalion, USAG                                                                                        At age 16, curious about the odd li-           a small container attached to the front      the Third Reich.                             about because Germany attacked the             USAG BW community until a few hun-
      Mannheim returned Turley Barracks to the host nation.                                                                                                      cense plates that once indicated Ameri-           of his bicycle, treats Baker declared have      Soon after, U.S. servicemembers start-    U.S., and here less than five years later,      dred remain to finally shut the doors.
2010 – In June, the Department of Defense announced the deactivation of USAG
                                                                                                                                                                 can cars, Führer rode his bicycle onto            never tasted better before or since.         ed being stationed throughout the coun-      Soldiers are outside tossing pigskins to          “In this situation, we say it is bitter
       Mannheim and the departure of all units by 2015. Most recently, the
                                                                                                                                                                 Benjamin Franklin Village, thus becom-              “Over the years I’ve talked with folks     try, and many did what little they could     children, sharing their Cokes and were         sweet. While it may be easier to see the
       Friedrichsfeld storage area and depot as well as a fuel area near Coleman
                                                                                                                                                                 ing a fixture in the military community.           who mention the base they lived on           to help repair some of the colossal de-      just generally very outgoing in nature,”       bitter more than the sweet, we’ll continue
       Barracks were returned to the host nation.
                                                                                                                                                                 Over the years, he has volunteered as a           overseas is now finally closed, and that’s    struction left in the wake of World War      said Führer. “The mentality of Ameri-          to act responsibly to ensure the commu-
2011 – This summer, Taylor Barracks will be returned to the host nation. USAG
                                                                                                                                                                 translator at the USO, attended and or-           a very strange concept to most people        II.                                          cans seems to be, ‘We’ll weather through       nity of Mannheim and our Mannheim
       Baden-Württemberg assumes responsibility for the 4,000 Soldiers,
                                                                                                                                                                 chestrated events, participated in the            outside the military. Not having a spe-         “My mother (who was 3 when the war        it all, as long as we stick together.’”        city partners remain in the forefront of
       families and civilians and nine installations that remain in the Mannheim
       vicinity.
                                                                                                                                                                 church choir and as an usher and made             cific hometown is unique to us, but in a      ended) knew what a Hershey bar was,             The remaining servicemembers, fami-         our actions,” said USAG BW commander
                                                                                                                                              Brandon Spragins   friends wherever he went.                         way, that base is their hometown, and if     and you can’t find those here, because        lies and civilians will either continue to     Col. Bill Butcher.




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                  your local connection                                                          U.S. Army Garrison Baden-
                                                                                                 Württemberg social media,
                                                                                                 website welcome Mannheim
                                                                                                 Garrison website                                        Additionally, the BWnow virtual
                                                                                                                                                      community is available for users who
                                                                                                 sports new look as                                   want to read news and get up-to-date
                                                                                                                                                      information related to their commu-
                                                                                                 it brings Mannheim                                   nity. They can also read commentaries,
                                                                                                                                                      view photographs and search for vari-

                     U.S. Army Garrison Baden-Württemberg’s
                                                                                                 information into fold                                ous leisure activities.
                                                                                                                                                         USAG BW welcomes Mannheim
                          command information program                                                                                                 Facebook fans to the pages and hopes
                                                                                                 Staff Report                                         they find there whatever information
   Local Information: www.BW.eur.army.mil                                                                                                             they need. The USAG BW social media
        Get the latest news and information about the Heidelberg,                                   Mannheim community members                        sites are located at www.mybwnow.ning.
        Mannheim and Kaiserslautern communities                                                  will see some changes when they visit                com and www.facebook.com/bwnow.
                                                                                                 their favorite online sites today.                      The offical Mannheim Web site is
   Herald Post Newspaper: www.BW.eur.army.mil                                                       To support the online community                   also now combined with the USAG
        Pick up a paper copy in high-traffic areas in your community, or                         of remaining servicemembers, fam-                    BW website at www.bw.eur.army.mil.
        access the PDF version online – a new edition is published every                         ily members and civilians stationed in               Starting today, the USAG BW garrison
        Thursday                                                                                 Mannheim, the U.S. Army Garrison                     website includes all Mannheim infor-
   Virtual Community: http://myBWnow.ning.com                                                    Mannheim Facebook page will remain                   mation.
        Blog about your experiences, ask and answer questions about                              on the web in an unofficial capac-                       The USAG BW Web site sports a new
        life in Europe on the discussion boards, search for on- and off-                         ity. Volunteers will administer the site             look as well, thus joining Mannheim
                                                                                                 called Keeping Up with Mannheim.                     and Baden-Wurttemberg information
        post events, make friends, share photos and more
                                                                                                    The official Mannheim page is now                  as the communities move forward with
   Photo Gallery: www.flickr.com/heraldpost                                                      combined with the USAG Baden-                        transformation efforts. For a brief pe-
        View, download and share photos from community events                                    Württemberg Facebook page, BWnow,                    riod, information on directorates will
   YouTube: www.youtube.com/BWnow                                                                which includes Heidelberg, Kaiser-                   be inaccessible but those pages should
        See the video version of local news                                                      slautern and Mannheim.                               become available this week.



                          Fixing the Sgt. York Trail                                                                                                             Water OK
                                                                                                                                                                 to drink
                                                                                                                                                                 Directorate of Public Works

                                                                                                                                                                    The latest samples of tap
                                                                                                                                                                 water collected in April and
                                                                                                                                                                 analyzed by Public Health
                                                                                                                                                                 Command Europe showed
                                                                                                                                                                 the drinking water in the
                                                                                                                                                                 Mannheim and Grünstadt ar-
                                                                                                                                                                 eas to be of good quality and
                                                                                                                                                                 safe to drink.
                                                                                                                                                                    This was proven by the stan-
                                                                                                                                                                 dard annual examination con-
                                                                                                                                                                 ducted in accordance with the
                                                                                                                                                                 German Final Governing Stan-
                                                                                                                                                                 dard.
                                                                                                                                                                    All parameters tested in each
                                                                                                                                                                 location's samples showed lev-
                                                                                                                                                                 els well below allowed concen-
                                                                                                                                                                 trations.
                                                                                                                                                                    Many tested parameters were
                                                                                                                                                                 even below possible detection
                                                                                                                                                                 limits. Tested were inorganic
                                                                                                                                                                 and physical parameters, ni-
                                                                                                                                                                 trate, nitrite and polycyclic
                                                                                                                                                                 aromatic hydrocarbons.
                                                                                                                                                                    A continuous program of
                                                                                                                                           Douglas Mastriano     monitoring is conducted to
Shoveling, smoothing and moving gravel, from left, Rebbie Mastriano, Adam Jost, Josiah Mastriano, Nick Gallardo and Peter Perkins tidy up the                    ensure the safety of drinking
last load of rock on the Sgt. York trail as they help Josiah Mastriano successfully complete his Eagle Scout service project in the Argonne Forest of            water.
France where he and some 30 volunteers worked to preserve an important piece of America's military history. Mastriano's project was to expand                       For information, contact the
and improve the Sgt. York Historic Trail, a 3-kilometer interpretive trail that retraces the steps of Sgt. Alvin York on the actual battlefield where he
silenced a German machine-gun nest, fought off a German bayonet attack and then came out of the forest with 132 prisoners. For this action, York
                                                                                                                                                                 Directorate of Public Works
was awarded the Medal of Honor in addition to numerous foreign awards. The project included moving over 30 tons of gravel to pave 1 kilometer                    operation and maintenance
of the trail, replacing trail logs, improving the monument park, planting flowers and repairing drainage at an artesian well that intersects the trail.          division, technical branch at
www.sgtyorkdiscoverycom.                                                                                                                                         DSN 387-3214.
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       Rhein River                                                                    Lighthouse
                                                                                             Baptist Church • Heidelberg
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                                    baptist church
                                    Dr. Tom Lancaster, Pastor                                Behind Campbell Barracks
                                                                                       Im Bosseldorn 23 · Heidelberg-Rohrbach
                                                                                       Sunday School 10 a.m.     Sunday Evening   6 p.m.
        Serving Our Military Community Since 1984                                      Sunday Worship 11 a.m.    Wednesday        7 p.m.
                                                                                            Pastor Rusty Pilalas, Tel. 06221-8945340
          Located on the street behind the Benjamin Franklin PX.
            Gorxheimerstr. 9-13 • 68309 Mannheim, Germany                               “Serving our Military for Christ”
                     0172-981-9978 • www.rrbc.eu
        Sunday School 10:00 a.m. • Evening Worship 6:00 p.m.
        Sunday Worship 11:00 a.m. • Wednesday 7:00 p.m.
                – A nursery provided for every service –

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                                                                            Sunday’s at 10:30
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                                                                                                Sunday 11:00 Worship Service
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             Phone 06221-401872
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                                                                                 Pastors        Thursday 19:00 Bible Study
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                                                                                                                  my marriage. I could forgive him.         please don’t. You shouldn’t try to

      GERMAN NEWS                                                                                                    I thought if I could prove to him
                                                                                                                  how much I loved him he would stay
                                                                                                                  with me.
                                                                                                                     But he stayed with her on the
                                                                                                                                                            bring someone else into this mess.
                                                                                                                                                               Please excuse my candor, but
                                                                                                                                                            allow your sheets to cool and
                                                                                                                                                            don’t let your bedroom door start
                                                                                                                  weekends and slept in our guest           swinging off the hinges. I’m also




                                                                        Vicki
                                                                                                                  room during the week. Every day, I        asking you not to date because you
No More Nukes                                                                                                     begged him and told him how much          have to figure out this relationship
Germany on Monday announced plans to become the first                                                             I loved him. He filed for divorce.         and how you allowed yourself to be
major industrialized power to shut down all its nuclear plants                               DEAR MS.                He did horrible things to me. He       duped. If you look retrospectively
in the wake of the disaster in Japan, with a phaseout due to be                                                   had the audacity to babysit her kid       I’m sure you will agree there were
wrapped up by 2022. Chancellor Angela Merkel said the deci-                                                       in our marital home and I was there       red flags that you ignored. So take
sion, hammered out by her center-right coalition, marked the                                                      when she came to pick the kid up.         it from me there is something to
start of a "fundamental" rethink of energy policy in the world's         Vicki Johnson is a military              I came home from work early that          be learned. If you don’t, you may
number four economy. Merkel told reporters she accepted the              spouse and clinical social               day.                                      continue to repeat the same.
findings of an expert commission on nuclear power she ap-                worker with more than 12                    Anyway, at the hearing, his               Your husband’s actions are
                                                                         years experience working
pointed in March in response to the crisis at Japan's Fukushima                                                   attorney knew he could not win,           deplorable. His character sucks. Yes,
                                                                         with families in crisis. To
plant. The commission found that it would be viable within a             contact Ms. Vicki, e-mail her at         there were no grounds to file any          adultery is a crime in the military
decade for Germany to mothball all 17 of its nuclear reactors,           dearmsvicki@yahoo.com.                   charges, but the outcome was that I       but many spouses don't report it
eight of which are currently off the electricity grid.                                                            get full possession of the house while    because they fear financial loss. You
                                                                                                                  we are equally responsible for the        can report this to his command if
Hitler Knew Hess Flew                                                                                             mortgage – I pay half and he pays         you so choose.
Adolf Hitler knew about his deputy Rudolf Hess' solo flight to           Dear Ms. Vicki                           half. This was court ordered.                In the meantime, you need legal
Britain during World War II, according to a newly unearthed              I am (for now) an Army wife. I fell         For the last two months my             advice. Visit the legal office on base
document. Der Spiegel magazine reported that a histo-                 in love with someone I thought was          husband has decided that he isn’t         and contact the nearest legal aid
rian has found a document in the Russian state archives in            the perfect man.                            going to pay. The court order was         office in your local community.
Moscow that could undermine the assumption that Hess had                 We got married sooner than               filed last July of 2010. What can I do?    Hopefully, they have the availability
acted without the Nazi leader's knowledge. The document, a            planned because of his deployment;          He is now in contempt of the court        to take your case pro bono or can
28-page handwritten statement by Karl-Heinz Pintsch, Hess’            he said he wanted to make sure              order but I don’t have the money to       refer you to another resource that
long-serving adjutant, claims that the flight of May 10, 1941,        I would be taken care of in case            take him to court.                        can help. You can Google legal aid
was part of ongoing negotiations between Berlin and London.           anything happened to him. He said              I know that it is against military     on the Internet. Many spouses also
Pintsch, who had been captured by the Red Army, wrote the             he was faithful while on tour in Iraq.      law to have an affair but if the Army     report they have received help from
report in 1948 while in a Soviet prison camp. He was eventually       I believed him. A few months after          doesn’t care, where does that leave       the IG office on base regarding
released in 1955. According to his version, the flight had been       his return we had a real wedding;           me? Aren’t they bound by high moral       these matters, too. Please contact
agreed in advance with the British. Hess was arrested after he        It was the best wedding I could ever        standards? Why does Article 15 exist      them. Because your husband is
landed in Scotland and after World War II, he was sentenced to        imagine. My husband cried, a few            if they don’t use it? I guess I want to   in contempt of court you should
life imprisonment for war crimes. He killed himself in Berlin’s       times. We promised our lives to each        know how he can be held responsible       also contact the court clerk and let
Spandau prison on Aug. 17, 1987.                                      other. Four months later, he started        for the things he has done and for the    them know he is not following the
                                                                      cheating, I confronted him and he           things he is supposed to do.              court order.
Robotic Suits                                                         denied it, I was so much in love with          His girlfriend is having his baby         His command should know the
Scientists hope robotic suits to be tested at a Bochum University     him I didn’t want to believe he could       this month. That baby is proof of         same. I think you should depend
clinic will enable paraplegics to regain the ability to walk, ac-     do such a thing. I blamed it on his         the affair, right? Thanks. Oh, am I       on close family and friends who
cording to a Friday news report. Die Welt reported that the tech-     having to adjust to a new life.             allowed to date?                          can be supportive and offer good
nology could also prove controversial because of the unnatural           The affair started at the same time         Seriously Frustrated                   sound wisdom. Conversely, stay
strength it affords anyone wearing such a suit. Initial testing is    we started fertility treatments to             Dear Seriously Frustrated,             away from the ones who will “gas
slated to begin at the Bergmannsheil clinic in Bochum this year.      conceive. Five months of treatments            This is a serious chaotic mess.        you up” and make your anger
The suits were developed in Japan and have been successful at         and every month was a letdown.              I’m not blaming you but it’s a            worsen to the point of retribution.
over 75 clinics and nursing facilities already using them.               Then he got caught, and he had           chaotic mess just the same. Let me        You really deserved much better
SOURCE: www.thelocal.de                                               to confess to his affair. I tried to save   first say, please don’t start dating,      and I wish you well.


LEGAL ASSISTANCE

Law offers financial protection for former spouses
Patton Law Center                                            monthly pay to which a retired ser-            retired pay. If these conditions are        marriage. The USFSPA says that no
                                                             vicemember is entitled, minus most             met, you can get monthly checks from        more than half of the pension can
   The Uniformed Services Former                             disability pay, federal debt repay-            DFAS and not be dependent upon the          usually be divided. State law may give
Spouses' Protection Act, passed in                           ments, fines, forfeitures and Survivor          former military spouse sending you          you a right to more than the percent-
1982, gave some financial protection                          Benefit Plan premiums.                          your share of the retired pay.              age granted by the USFSPA.
to certain former spouses of service-                          If part of the retired pay is award-            Do all states allow military retired        If I, the former spouse, die, what
members.                                                     ed as marital property upon divorce,           pay to be divided as marital or com-        happens to the pension I receive?
   The law allows states to divide                           how do I obtain direct payment from            munity property?                               Under USFSPA, your rights to a
military disposable retired pay as                           DFAS?                                             Yes. Only Puerto Rico bars the           portion of the pension ends upon
marital property upon divorce. It also                         You must meet the 10 year test to            division of military pension upon           your death. Payments cannot be made
allows some former spouses (through                          receive direct payments under USFS-            divorce. All states have one method         to your estate or to your heirs.
a court order) to be awarded a share                         PA. You, the former spouse, must have          or another of granting the division            Is there any way that the former
of the disposable retired pay by direct                      been married to the servicemember              of military pensions. DFAS will only        spouse can continue to receive pay-
payment from the Defense Finance                             for 10 years, during which time the            honor orders regarding division of re-      ments after the military spouse dies?
and Accounting Service.                                      Servicemember performed at least 10            tired pay from U.S. courts, not those          Yes. Payments can continue to you
   Other federal laws provide for                            years of creditable service for retire-        of foreign countries.                       if the Survivor Benefit Plan coverage
former spouse coverage under the                             ment purposes.                                    How much of the retired pay will         has been chosen for you. A court can
Survivors Benefit Plan and for medi-                            Even if you meet this test, you must         be awarded to me?                           order the military spouse to provide
cal care and other benefits.                                  obtain a court order from a U.S. court            The court can divide the marital         coverage for the former spouse.
   What is disposable retired pay?                           specifically stating that the award             portion of the pension, that is the            For questions about the USFSPA,
   Disposable retired pay is the total                       shall be made as direct payment of             portion that was earned during the          consult your legal assistance office.
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                                                                                                                                                                                     coming to
                                GET OUT!
                                    area events
                                                                                                                                                              THEATERS
                                                                                                                                               THE HANGOVER
                                 More events online at http://myBWnow.ning.com
                                                                                                                                               PART II
                                                                                                                                               (Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis, Ed Helms)
                                                                                                                                               Right after the bachelor party in Las Vegas
                                                                                                                                               (The Hangover), Phil, Stu, Alan and Doug
June 1                                         Freisen Mineral Club holds its 28th annual      Helicopter Tours – For a thrilling              jet to Thailand for Stu's wedding. Stu's plan
                                               international mineral fair 9 a.m.-5 p.m. in     experience, take a helicopter flight over the   for a subdued pre-wedding brunch goes
U.S. Army Soldier Show – The 28th              the Bruchwaldhalle (Town Hall) in Freisen       famous Heidelberg Castle, monuments and         seriously awry and the guys find themselves
annual Soldier Show will be 7 p.m.             about 5 miles from Baumholder. For              the Neckar Valley with its ancient villages,    on another post-blackout misadventure. (R
June 1 at the Patrick Henry Village Pavilion   centuries, the Idar-Oberstein, Baumholder       black forests and spectacular views of          for pervasive language, strong sexual content
in Heidelberg. The show also plays 7 p.m.      and Freisen regions have been known for         the ruined monastery at Heiligenberg,           including graphic nudity, drug use and brief
June 8 at the Fitness Center on Vogelweh       exceptional mineral deposits. The mining        medieval forts at Dilsberg and the baroque      violent images). 102 minutes.
Housing in Kaiserslautern. The show            of gemstones – agates, rock crystals,           gardens in Schwetzingen. Hours: 10 a.m.-4
is sponsored by the Army G1's Sexual           amethysts and many other splendid stones        p.m. Civ. 06221-16-4215 Klingelhüttenweg
Harassment and Assault Response and            – was a major factor in the development         9, 69118 Heidelberg.                            PLAYING THIS WEEK
Prevention Program and the Navy Federal        of Idar-Oberstein. The event motivates                                                          Heidelberg, Patrick Henry Village
Credit Union. www.mwrgermany.com.              mineral collectors and gemstone lovers          June 17                                         June 1 - BATTLE: LOS ANGELES (PG-13) 7 p.m.
English Stammtisch – The monthly               to admire beautiful and remarkable                                                              June 2 - PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN 4 (PG-13) 7 p.m.
English Language Stammtisch will be            minerals and jewelry. Exhibitors will be        White Water Rafting and Canyoning               June 3 - KUNG FU PANDA 2 (PG) 7 p.m.; HANGOVER 2 (R) 10 p.m.
6:30 p.m. June 1 at Hotel Ritter St. George,   from European countries and the local area.     – A fun family experience (for older            June 4 - KUNG FU PANDA 2 (PG) 4 p.m., 7 p.m.; HANGOVER 2 (R) 10 p.m.
Hauptstrasse 178 in the Heidelberg             The club’s mineral museum, located 200          children) happens in Landeck, Austria,          June 5 - KUNG FU PANDA 2 (PG) 1 p.m., 4 p.m.; HANGOVER 2 (R) 7 p.m.
Altstadt with open discussions on Sex and      meters away from the town hall, will be         June 17-20. Reserve with Heidelberg             June 6 - LINCOLN LAWYER (R) 7 p.m.
Politics, the Arab Spring and Osama bin        open to the public. There will be directional   Outdoor Recreation on Patrick Henry             June 7 - KUNG FU PANDA 2 (PG) 7 p.m.
Laden. The meeting is open to the public.      signs posted guiding motorists to the fair.     Village DSN 388-9282, civ. 06221-338-           June 8 - HANGOVER 2 (R) 7 p.m.
Civ. 06221-80-4976, lirica100@yahoo.com.       Entrance €2, free for children under 14.        9282 or Kaiserslautern Outdoor Recreation       June 9 - KUNG FU PANDA 2 (PG) 7 p.m.
                                                                                               on Pulaski Barracks DSN 493-4117, civ.
June 3                                         June 7                                          0631-3406-4117.                                 Vogelweh, Galaxy
                                                                                               River Cruises – Take a two to three hour        June 3 - PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN 4 (PG-13) 7 p.m.
                                                                                               boat ride along the Neckar and marvel at        June 4 - SUCKER PUNCH (PG-13) 4 p.m.; LINCOLN LAWYER (R) 7 p.m.
KMC Onstage – Mel Brooks' musical The          Author Vann Presents – Author
                                                                                               the beauty of the Neckar Valley. Cruise past    June 5 - SUCKER PUNCH (PG-13) 4 p.m.
Producers plays June 3-5 at KMC Onstage        David Vann will present his novella
on Kleber Kaserne in Kaiserslautern. The       “Sukkwan Island“ 8 p.m. in the Deutsch-         castles, quaint villages and thick forests.     Ramstein, Gateway Movieplex
show carries a self-imposed R rating,          Amerikanisches Institut Heidelberg's Das        Most boats are open-topped. Hours: May-         June 1 - PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN 4 (PG-13) 11:30 a.m., 3 p.m., 6:30 p.m.;
but has been toned down to PG-13. DSN          Haus der Kultur in the Great Hall. The book     Sept. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Untere Neckarstraße        BATTLE: LOS ANGELES (PG-13) 11 a.m., 2 p.m., 5 p.m., 7:30 p.m.;
483-6626, civ. 0631-411-6626. www.             is about 13-year old Roy and his depressive     17, Heidelberg 69117, www.rnf-schifffahrt.      I AM NUMBER FOUR (PG-13) 11:15 a.m., 2 p.m., 4:45 p.m., 7:15 p.m.
mwrgermany.com.                                father who bought a shack on a remote           de.                                             June 2 - PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN 4 (PG-13) 11:30 a.m., 3 p.m., 6:30 p.m.;
Crazy for You – The Roadside Theater           island of southern Alaska to spend a year       Segway Tours– See the sights of                 BATTLE: LOS ANGELES (PG-13) 11 a.m., 2 p.m., 5 p.m., 7:30 p.m.;
presents “Crazy For You” 7:30 p.m. June 3-4,   alone with his son whom he hardly knows.        Nürnberg on a Segway tour. Segways are          I AM NUMBER FOUR (PG-13) 11:15 a.m., 2 p.m., 4:45 p.m., 7:15 p.m.
10-11, 17-18 and 6 p.m. June 5 on Patton       Jim is dangerously unprepared for the           two-wheeled electrically powered vehicles       June 3 - KUNG FU PANDA 2 (PG) 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 4 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m.;
Barracks in Heidelberg. Special family         life and solitude of the wilderness and         that are operated by shifting your weight       HANGOVER 2 (R) 11:15 a.m., 1:45 p.m., 4:15 p.m., 6:45 p.m., 9:15 p.m.;
matinees show 3 p.m. May 29 and June 12.       Roy desperately wants to leave. Vann was        forwards and backwards to control speed         LINCOLN LAWYER (R) 12 p.m., 2:45 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 8:15 p.m.
DSN 373-5020, civ. 06221-17-5020, www.         born in Alaska and when he was 13, his          and direction. Segway tour Nürnberg is          June 4 - KUNG FU PANDA 2 (PG) 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 4 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m.;
mwrgermany.com.                                father committed suicide. The Deutsch-          located at Weißgerbergasse 10, 90403            HANGOVER 2 (R) 11:15 p.m., 1:45 p.m., 4:15 p.m., 6:45 p.m., 9:15 p.m.;
                                               Amerikanisches Institut is located on           Nürnberg in the center of town and offers       LINCOLN LAWYER (R) 12 p.m., 2:45 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 8:15 p.m.
June 4                                         Sofienstrasse 12, 69115 Heidelberg. Civ.        two tours. Call civ. 0911-93-3250 to book       June 5 - KUNG FU PANDA (PG) 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 4 p.m., 6:30 p.m.;
                                               06221-60-7322, www.dai-heidelberg.de.           a tour. www.segwaytour-nuernberg.de/            HANGOVER 2 (R) 11:15 p.m., 1:45 p.m., 4:15 p.m., 6:45 p.m.;
Rock Am Ring – Experience the Rock                                                             index.html.                                     LINCOLN LAWYER (R) 12 p.m., 3 p.m., 6:45 p.m.
am Ring/Rock im Park 2011 open air             June 7                                                                                          June 6 - KUNG FU PANDA 2 (PG) 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 4 p.m., 6:30 p.m.;
twin festival June 3-5 at Nürburgring,                                                         Ongoing                                         HANGOVER 2 (R) 11:15 a.m., 1:45 p.m., 4:15 p.m., 6:45 p.m.;
the racetrack in the Eifel hills, and          Frankfurt Zoo – You don't need to                                                               LINCOLN LAWYER (R) 12 p.m., 3 p.m., 6:45 p.m.;
simultaneously at Nuremberg's                  travel to see lions, crocodiles, hippos and     Gospel Choir Festival – Make plans              SUCKER PUNCH (PG-13) 11:30 a.m., 2:15 p.m., 5 p.m., 7:45 p.m.
Zeppelinfeld park, featuring System Of         monkeys. The Frankfurt Zoo opened in            now to join the first International Gospel      June 7 - KUNG FU PANDA 2 (PG) 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 4 p.m.; 6:30 p.m.;
A Down, Coldplay and Kings Of Leon and         1958 and offers a variety of 500 different      Choir Festival in Berlin in 2012. Sign your     HANGOVER 2 (R) 11:15 a.m., 1:45 p.m., 4:15 p.m., 6:45 p.m.;
more than 80 other bands. For a complete       species and over 4,500 animals. Address:        choir up now for the event that happens         LINCOLN LAWYER (R) 12 p.m., 3 p.m., 6:45 p.m.;
lineup, visit www.bb-promotion.com/de/         Zoo Frankfurt am Main, Bernhard-Grzimek-        next May 19, 2012, at the Universal Hall        SUCKER PUNCH (PG-13) 11:30 a.m., 2:15 p.m., 5 p.m., 7:45 p.m.
veranstaltungen/rock-am-ring. Check for        Allee 1, 60316 Frankfurt am Main.               Berlin with a workshop on Friday for all        June 8 - KUNG FU PANDA 2 (PG) 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 4 p.m., 6:30 p.m.;
ticket availability at 0621-10-1011, online                                                    participating choirs. More information is       HANGOVER 2 (R) 11:15 a.m., 1:45 p.m., 4:15 p.m., 6:45 p.m.;
at www.rheinneckarticket.de or www.bb-         June 12                                         available at www.eventtours.nl/Gospel_          LINCOLN LAWYER (R) 12 p.m., 3 p.m., 6:45 p.m.;
promotion.com and at local ticket agents.                                                      Choirfestival_Berlin_2012.htm.                  SUCKER PUNCH (PG-13) 11:30 a.m., 2:15 p.m., 5 p.m., 7:45 p.m.
Summer Bazaar – Over 100 vendors               Sky Diving – Sign up now to go sky              Formula 1 Motorsport Adventure                  June 9 - KUNG FU PANDA 2 (PG) 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 4 p.m., 6:30 p.m.;
from around the world will be at this          diving in Bitburg with Heidelberg Outdoor       – Get tickets now at a special price for        HANGOVER 2 (R) 11:15 a.m., 1:45 p.m., 4:15 p.m., 6:45 p.m.;
giant bazaar June 4-6 for ID cardholders       Recreation, Bldg. 4540 on Patrick Henry         German, British and American troops to a        SUCKER PUNCH (PG-13) 11:30 a.m., 2:15 p.m., 5 p.m., 7:45 p.m.
only. Strollers are welcome and food and       Village. DSN 388-9282, civ. 06221-338-          Formula 1 race July 21-24 at Nürburgring,
beverages are available. Take the kids to      9282 or Kaiserslautern Outdoor Recreation       Nürburgring Boulevard 1, 53520 Nürburg.                                                                            THEATER INFORMATION
play on the hippity-hop, merry-go-round        on Pulaski Barracks DSN 493-4117, civ.          Children up to 14 years old are admitted                                                      Patrick Henry Village, Heidelberg , 06221-27-238
or stop at the petting zoo. Hours are 10       0631-3406-4117.                                 free if accompanied by a ticketed adult.                                                                Galaxy Theater, Vogelweh, 0631-50017
a.m.-8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday                                                                                                                                                      Gateway Cineplex, Ramstein, 06371-47-5550
                                               Japanese Gardens – Within the heart             Those 15-17 get half off the ticket price.                                Visit www.aafes.com for updated listings and more movie descriptions
and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Follow the          of Kaiserlautern lie the Japanese Gardens,      Camping is available. For tickets, go to                    Mannheim, CinemaxX, P4 13, 68161 Mannheim, civ. 01805-62-5466, www.cineplex.de
bazaar signs on Rhine Ordnance Barracks,       renowned for providing tranquility and an       www.bist-du-schnell-bist-du-dabei.de/
Bldg. 237.                                     insight to Japanese culture in the middle       Buchung_F1_2011_eng.pdf and click on            Mannheim, CinemaxX - English Language movies
                                               of a city. Free admission for children under    the English pdf icon to navigate to the         June 1 - PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN 3D (PG-13) 4:30 p.m., 8 p.m.;
June 5                                         12. Open 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. Lauterstrabe           fillable form. The form must be faxed in.       WATER FOR ELEPHANTS (PG-13) 5 p.m.; WINTER'S BONE (R) 7:30 p.m.;
                                               18, Kaiserslautern 67657, www.                  Please be sure to provide a valid e-mail        Double Feature: THE HANGOVER 1 & 2 (R) 8 p.m.
A Fascinating Mineral Event – The              japanischergarten.de.                           address.
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     HIGHLIGHTS
                                 community
                                                                                      ANNOUNCEMENTS
Lead and Copper Testing                                   KAISERSLAUTERN                           tion for the summer session for on       Village opens the Sandra Walker: In-
Starting June 6, routine lead and copper testing will     Education                                site, face-to-face courses through       spirations from Nature Art exhibition    MANNHEIM
be conducted in Heidelberg at Tompkins Barracks           wFree German Lessons – Learn             June 5 with classes beginning June       7 p.m. June 11. It remains on display    Education
and Kilbourne Kaserne, in Mannheim at Spinelli            German from 12-1 p.m. Tuesdays at        6. Registration for Europe online        through June 26. DSN 388-9418, civ.      wACS Classes – Army Family Team
and Coleman Barracks, in Germersheim Army Depot           Landstuhl and Miesau Libraries and       courses continues through June 12,       06221-338-9418.                          Building Spring Fling, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
and in Grünstadt to meet the requirements of the          Fridays at Kleber Library: Landstuhl     with classes starting June 13. DSN       wSlot Machines Unavailable –             June 6-10; Mommy and Me Signing
Environmental Final Governing Standards. For this         Library: DSN 486-7322, civ. 06371-       314-370-6762, civ. 06221-3780.           Effective June 12, the slot machines     Time, 3-4 p.m. June 7, Bldg. 251;
event a special sampling procedure must be followed       86-8390. Miesau Library: DSN.            Upcoming field study courses include     located in the Rod and Gun Club          Play Group, 10 a.m.-noon June 8,
that requires tested faucets not be used for six to       481-3755, civ. 06372-842-4355.           The Cultural History of London II July   will be removed. DSN 388-9282, civ.      Bldg. 725; Volunteer Orientation,
eight hours. Respective faucets will be labeled with      Kleber Library: DSN 483-1740 or Civ.     30-Aug. 6 in England and Picasso         06221-338-9282.                          1:30-2:30 p.m. June 8; Mommy and
instructions. DSN 387-3214, civ. 0162-2700815.            06371-411-1740.                          in Paris Aug. 6-13 in France. www.       wCheap Eats – Join the barbecue          Baby Wellness Group, 1-2 p.m. June
                                                          Community                                ed.umuc.edu/fieldstudy.                  and cookout 6-8 p.m. June 15 at the      9, Bldg. 251.
                                                          wLandstuhl Community Club –              wBabysitter’s Training – The             Warrior Zone on Patton Barracks.         wRed Cross – The Mannheim Red
UMUC Europe Scholarship                                   Landstuhl Community Club will be         American Red Cross offers babysit-       DSN 373-5221, civ. 06221-17-5221.        Cross will offer Community Adult,
University of Maryland University College Europe is
                                                          closed for renovations through July      ter's training 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.       wSummer Mind Fest – Child,               Child and Infant CPR, AED and First
offering a $500 military family member scholarship
                                                          4. All weekly and monthly events are     June 4 in Bldg. 3850, room 272.          Youth and School Services sponsor a      Aid 8 a.m.-5 p.m. June 4. Registra-
exclusively for military spouses and dependants of
                                                          cancelled.                               Register: www.redcross.org by June       Summer Fitness Fest for Mind, Body       tion is required: DSN 385-1760, civ.
active duty servicemembers to be used toward UMUC
                                                          wPulaski Auto – Pulaski Auto Skills      2. Civ. 06221-57-1760.                   and Soul featuring games, food and       0621-730-1760, www.redcross.org.
tuition and textbook fees for the summer 2011 ses-
                                                          has new hours: 8 a.m.-7 p.m.             Community                                father/child events 1-6 p.m. June        Community
sion. For active-duty enlisted servicemembers, UMUC
                                                          wKleber Library Closed – Kleber          wWaste collection – Upcoming             18 at the Patrick Henry Village High     wSelf Service Supply – The SSSC
is also offering the $100 Orkand Family Military Book
                                                          Library will be closed June 2, 13 and    German holidays will change waste        School Sports Field. DSN 388-9396,       has temporary operating hours
Award. DSN 314-370-6762, civ. 06221-3780, www.
                                                          23. The Kaiserslautern Main and          collection pickups. Ascension Day        civ. 06221-338-9396.                     through July 5 – 8 a.m.-noon and
ed.umuc.edu/financial_aid, www.ed.umuc.edu.
                                                          Miesau Branch Libraries will be open.    (June 2) moves collection at Mark        wFather's Day – Take dad out for         1-3 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.
                                                          www.mwrgermany.com.                      Twain Village to June 3 and Patrick      brunch 10 a.m.-2 p.m. June 19 at the     DSN 384-6810, civ. 0621-730-6810.
9/11 Remembrance                                          wSummer Apprenticeships –                Henry Village to June 4. Whitsun         Village Pavilion on Patrick Henry Vil-   wSchools Out Early – All
AFN Heidelberg is looking for Americans and Ger-          Applications are being accepted          (June 13) moves bulk Item collec-        lage. DSN 388-9098, civ. 338-9098,       Mannheim schools will be released
mans living and working in the USAG Baden-Würt-           through June 3 for summer youth          tion moves to June 14, MTV waste         www.mwrgermany.com.                      10:45 a.m. June 1 for teacher
temberg community who were significantly affected         apprenticeships for teens 15-18.         collection to June 17 and PHV waste      wGood Will Project – Youth need          professional development training.
by the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. To share      DSN 486-8915, civ. 0631-86-8915,         collection to June 18. Corpus Christi    to turn in permission slips by June      No lunch will be served to students
your story, go to afneurope.net, click on the publicity   www.mwrgermany.com.                      (June 23)moves MTV waste collec-         13 to the Lion's Den on Patrick          that day.
request form and send it to www.hbg_traffic@afn.          wFlag Day Retirement – A flag            tion to June 24 and PHV collection       Henry Village for the Child, Youth and   wHoliday Park – Spinelli Outdoor
dma.mil with the subject line 9/11 Remembrance.           day proclamation and honorable flag      to June 25. The Recycling Center is      School Services good will project 8      Recreation bus leaves 9 a.m. June 5
Make sure to provide a valid a phone number and           retirement ceremony will be held         closed on German holidays. DSN 387-      a.m.-5 p.m. June 20-24. Teens will       from the Schuh Theater for Holiday
e-mail. DSN 382-5073, civ. 0621-779-5073.                 4 p.m. June 14 at the Berlin Wall        3180, civ. 06221-4380-3180.              work with German youth clubs to          Park, an amusement center with
                                                          Memorial between the Ramstein            wVolksmarches – The Heidelberg           restore a Jewish cemetery and learn      rides, water shows and more. Pre-
Kaiserslautern Housing                                    Officers Club and the U.S. Air Forces    International Wandering Club is          about the Holocaust. DSN 388-9396,       registration: DSN 384-6300.
All Soldiers will now receive their initial housing       Europe headquarters. Those wishing       registered at Langenbrand June 4-5.      civ. 06221-338-9396.                     wMoving On – Mannheim Middle
brief Mondays at Kleber Kaserne, Bldg. 3245, room         to retire unserviceable flags may        www.hiwc.de.                             wCYSS Registrations – Parents            School and Mannheim High School
006, or Wednesday at the Inprocessing Training            bring them between 3 and 3:30 p.m.       wMidsummer Read – Register               wishing to register or re-register       will host a "Moving On" celebration
Center on Daenner Kaserne, Bldg. 3109, at 1 p.m.          wChange of Command – The                 now for A Midsummer Knight’s Read,       their children with Child, Youth and     11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. June 9 on
Appointments: DSN 483-8342, civ. 0631-411-7372.           212th Combat Support Hospital            a summer reading program. It will        School Services need to sign in at       Woods Field. Entertainment will be
Soldiers will no longer receive the briefing at the       will conduct a change of command         be held for preschoolers and kin-        Parent Central Services a minimum        provided by the U.S. Army Europe
housing office. Vogelweh Housing: DSN 489-6671,           between Col. Richard A. Jordan           dergarteners 11 a.m. Wednesdays,         of 30 minutes before closing time.       band, both schools' bands and
civ 0631-536-6671; Ramstein: DSN 480-3140, civ.           and Col. Ann M. Sammartino at the        for first-fifth graders 11:30 a.m.       Parent Central Services on Patrick       drama students.
06371-47-3140.                                            Miesau Army Ammo Depot Sports            Thursdays and for sixth-12th graders     Henry Village, Bldg. 4443, is open 8     wBlood Drive – sponsored by
                                                          Field 10 a.m. June 14. In inclement      2 p.m. Tuesdays June 29-July 28 at       a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednes-          the Mannheim Health Clinic and
Pharmacy Refills                                          weather, the ceremony will be in the     the Patrick Henry Village Library. DSN   days and Fridays and 8 a.m.-3:30         the American Red Cross 10 a.m.-3
Patients who need refills on prescriptions at the         Miesau Gym.                              370-1740, civ. 06221-57-1740.            p.m. Thursdays. DSN 388-9240, civ.       p.m. June 14 at the Sullivan Gym.
Heidelberg Health Center must now use the phone-in        wQuilt Club – Rheinland Pfalz            wYard Sale – A community yard            06221-338-9240.                          Appointments: www.militarydonor.
automated system to order refills and then pick them      Quilt Guild will meet 6 p.m. every       sale will be held in the park on         wLunch and Learn –If you have            com/index.cfm?group=op&hgid=1.
up the next day. The call-in system can be reached at     fourth Thursday in May, June, July       Patrick Henry Village and in local       a military ID card with access to        wBlue Sunday – Enjoy blues, oldies
DSN 486-5601, civ. 06371-86-5601.                         and August at the KLSA building on       housing areas June 4. Rent tables        Campbell Barracks join Rabbi Weiss       and DJ Big Money at the Top Hat Club
                                                          Pulaski Barracks. Stitch n' Gab meet     from Outdoor Recreation. The Recycle     in the conference room next to his       5-9 p.m. June 19. DSN 380-9370, civ.
Communicating with Commissary                             10 a.m.-5 p.m. day on Fridays at the     and Reuse Center will be open until      office 11:45-12:45 p.m. Wednesdays       0621-730-9370, www. mwrgermany.
Commissary customers seeking the fastest resolution       Kapaun Chapel Annex.                     6 p.m. to drop-off unwanted items.       to study the Bible in Bldg. 31-North,    com.
for a local commissary concern should contact their       wMidnight Bingo – Start at 7             DSN: 388-9282, civ. 06221-338-           next to the Shoppette.                   wKletterwald – Youth need to turn
local store director via e-mail on the store's web        p.m. with free finger food and stay      9282, www.mwrgermany.com.                wBoat Cruise, Castle Fire – The          in permission slips by June 20 to the
page. To access your local commissary page, go to         for midnight bingo 9 p.m.-midnight       wAll You Can Eat Pizza – Take the        Rhein-Neckar Silver Chapter Warrant      Lion's Den on Patrick Henry Village
www.commissaries.com.                                     at the Kazabra Club on Vogelweh.         family for all the pizza they can eat    Officers Association is hosting          to go to the Kletterwald high ropes
                                                          DSN 489-7261, civ. 0631-536-7261,        and all the bowling they want at the     its River Boat Cruise and Castle         course 2-5 p.m. June 29. Open to
                                                          www.mwrgermany.com.                      Patrick Henry Village Bowling Center     Fireworks July 30 and the Wounded        Heidelberg and Mannheim teens.
                                                local                                              6-8 p.m. Mondays from June 6-Aug.        Warrior Heidelberg Castle Illumina-      www.mwrgermany.com.
  EMPLOYMENT                                              HEIDELBERG
                                                          Education
                                                                                                   29. DSN 388-9040, civ. 06221-338-
                                                                                                   9040, www.mwrgermany.com.
                                                                                                                                            tion on Sept. 3. DSN 370-5101, civ.
                                                                                                                                            06221-57-5101, www.rhein-neckar-
                                                                                                                                                                                     wSalsa Lessons – Learn to salsa
                                                                                                                                                                                     6-7 p.m. for level one and 7-8 p.m.
Massage Therapist                                         wACS Classes – Stress Manage-            wSpiritual Fitness – A spiritual         silver.com.                              for level two on Wednesdays at the
Heidelberg Sports and Fitness is looking for a            ment, 1-3 p.m. June 7; Volunteer         fitness breakfast will be held 7 a.m.    wMilitary History – The Military         Top Hat Club on Benjamin Franklin
registered massage therapist to work as a contractor      Orientation, 10-11 a.m. Jun. 8;          June 9 in the Casablanca room on         History Round Table, an informal         Village. DSN 380-9370, civ. 0621-
at Campbell Fitness Center or Patrick Henry Village       Pre-Deployment Resilience Training       Campbell Barracks in honor of the        group of German and Americans            730-9370, www. mwrgermany.com.
Stronghold Gym. DSN 370-6489, civ. 06221-57-6489.         for Couples, 1-3 p.m. and 6:30-8:30      Army's 236th birthday. Reservations:     interested in WWII is open to anyone     wCYSS Registrations – Parents
                                                          p.m. June 8; Goal Setting for Warriors   DSN 370-7385.                            who has an interest in military          wishing to register or re-register
On the Spot Hiring                                        in Transition, 10 a.m.-noon June 9,      wLegends – Join the hip hop party        equipment, uniforms, patches and         their children with Child, Youth and
Child, Youth and School Services will hire on the spot    Nachrichten Kaserne, Bldg. 3622,         9 p.m. June 11 at Legends on Patrick     memorabilia. The club meets 7 p.m.       School Services need to sign in at
for Army facilities 10 a.m.-2 p.m. June 7 at Arm-         Company B conference room.               Henry Village. DSN: 388-9570, civ.       at the Heidelberg Rod and Gun Club       Parent Central Services a minimum
strong’s Club on Vogelweh Housing. Bring resume,          wUMUC Europe Registration –              06221-57-9570.                           once a month on the third Thursday.      of 30 minutes before closing time.
references. DSN 493-4371, civ. 0631-3406-4371.            University of Maryland University        wInspirations – The Arts and             DSN is 370-8686, civ. 06221-57-          Parent Central Services in Bldg. 696
                                                          College Europe announces registra-       Cultural Center on Patrick Henry         8686, e-mail 2973-634@online.de.         is open 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday.
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                        Mannheim sports                                                                                                                                            ACTIVE
                                                                                                                                                                                               staying


                        through the years                                                                                                                        Liberty Tour
                                                                                                                                                                 Pedal through history and celebrate D-Day on the Liberty Tour
                                                                                                                                                                 June 3-5. The tour begins in Bastogne, Belgium. Must have a
                                                                                                                                                                 road bike and be able to bike at least 80 miles per day. DSN 373-
                                                                                                                                                                 6489, civ. 06221-57-6489.

                                                                                                                                                                 AUSA Golf
                                                                                                                                                                 The Association of the U.S. Army will host a golf tournament in
                                                                                                                                                                 honor of the U.S. Army’s 236th birthday June 10 at the Heidel-
                                                                                                                                                                 berg course. Format will be four-person, best-ball scramble with
                                                                                                                                                                 an 8 a.m. start. Registration is limited to the first 24 teams.

                                                                                                                                                                 Army Birthday Runs
                                                                                                                                                                 A 5-kilometer run and walk for the 236th Army birthday will take
                                                                                                                                                                 place June 11 at the Patrick Henry Village Pavilion in Heidelberg
Soldiers   attend   a                                                                                                                                            with registration at 8:30 a.m. and race start at 9 a.m. DSN 314-
baseball game in 1947                                                                                                                                            370-6489, civ. 06221-57-6489. An Army Birthday Community
in what is today the                                                                                                                                             Run will be held 6 a.m. June 10 on Rhine Ordnance Barracks, Bldg.
Carl Benz Stadium in                                                                                                                                             370, in Kaiserslautern. DSN 493-2088, civ. 0631-3406-2088.
downtown Mannheim.                                                                                                                            Courtesy Photo

                                                                                                                                                                 Soccer Officials Clinic
                                                                                                                                                                 Ansbach, Germany, and Vicenza, Italy, will host this year’s soccer
                                                                                                                                                                 officials clinics June 14-18 to train future officials for military
                                                                                                                                                                 youth sports events. Register for Germany: DSN 379-7667, civ.
                                                                                                                                                                 06202-80-6574.

                                                                                                                                                                 Beach Volleyball
                                                                                                                                                                 An all-day Beach Volleyball Tournament will be held June 18 at
                                                                                                                                                                 the Tompkins Barracks volleyball complex and is open to ID-card
                                                                                                                                                                 holders over 18 years old. DSN 379-7700.

                                                                                                                                                                 Youth Soccer Coaches Wanted
                                                                                                                                                                 The U.S. Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program needs
                                                                                                                                                                 board members and coaches for the Europe wide soccer
                                                                                                                                                                 development program that meets two Sundays per month.
                                                                                                                                                                 http://usysa.goalline.ca/news2.php?news_id=406082&team_
                                                                                                                                  USAG Mannheim Public Affairs   id=138974&lang= or usysheidelberg@googlemail.com.
                                       Mannheim High School Yearbook   Community Commander Brig. Gen. Clifford A. Druit, center, poses
Students participate in the 1983 Mannheim American                     with the U.S. team at the 1985 Albert-Schweitzer Tournament at the                        Women Golfers Need Rally Volunteers
High School Homecoming.                                                Benjamin Franklin Village Sports Arena in Mannheim.                                       The Heidelberg Women's Golf Association seeks volunteers for its
                                                                                                                                                                 Rally For the Cure – Pink on the Green Fore Breast Cancer Aware-
                                                                                                                                                                 ness Annual Golf Tournament June 18 at the Heidelberg Golf Club
                                                                                                                                                                 in Oftersheim. Civ. 0152-2767-2405, qmstr1@googlemail.com.

                                                                                                                                                                 Heidelberg Tennis Center
                                                                                                                                                                  Seasonal memberships are available at the Patrick Henry Village
                                                                                                                                                                 Tennis Center. Fee includes balls, court time, locker room facilities
                                                                                                                                                                 and discounted lessons. DSN 373-7998, civ. 06221-17-7998.

                                                                                                                                                                 Bowlopolis
                                                                                                                                                                 Children 17 and under can bowl June 16-Aug. 29 with a
                                                                                                                                                                 Bowlopolis card good for $1 games and $1 shoe rental before 5
                                                                                                                                                                 p.m. every day at the Patrick Henry Village Bowling Center. DSN
                                                                                                                                                                 388-9040, civ. 33-9040.

Bison running back Aaron
Garrison, center, scored five
                                                                                                                                                                 Mannheim Youth Sports Camps
of seven touchdowns in the
                                                                                                                                                                 Registration for Mannheim middle school summer camps June
Division II quaterfinal match                                                                                                                                    20-Aug. 26 is now open. Fees must be paid in advance by the
against Bamberg Oct. 23, 2010.                                                                                                                                   Wednesday prior to the event. DSN 380-9135, civ. 0621-730-
Protecting Garrison are Jacobi                                                                                                                                   9135, www.mwrgermany.com.
Mapp, 64, and Tyrell Geter, 50.
The Bison went to the Super Six
finals to take second place in
                                                                                                                                                                 Kaiserslautern Summer Youth Soccer
European football in its division.                                                                                                               Linda Steil     Registration is open now for various weeklong day camps 9
                                                                                                                                                                 a.m.-2 p.m. June 20-Aug. 26 for 5 to 16-year-olds. Parent Central
                                                                                                                                                                 Services: DSN 493-4122, civ. 0631-4122, www.mwrgermany.com.
                                          Yowlers win low gross Saturday in Heidelberg
  Brothers Kevin and Markus Yowler won the low gross at the two-person golf tourney at the Heidelberg Golf Club Saturday with a 5 over par 77. Their             Rod and Gun Club
  up-and-down round included two double bogeys and three birdies with their birdie on the final hole assuring their win. Johanna and Wolfgang Wil-               The slot machines in the Rod and Gun Club will be removed by
  lam's 61 took low net (with handicap). Swen Chiron and Nicolas Princal had second low net with 63. Carsten Straetz and Koren Yksel were third with             the end of the month. DSN 388-9282, civ. 06221-338-9282.
  63 and Brenda and Jack Whiting fourth with 66. Brenda Whiting also won both long drive and closest to the pin for the ladies. Marvin Gardner won the
  men's long drive and Frank Tordeur won cosest to the pin. SOURCE: Rex Gribble                                                                                                  See Photos Online
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