Vol. 9, No. 19 Serving the 98th ASG and the 235th, 279th, 280th and 417th BSBs – Army communities of excellence
Ansbach • Bad Kissingen • Bamberg • Giebelstadt • Illesheim • Kitzingen • Schweinfurt • Wuerzburg
October 12, 2001
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What’s in a name?
The Pentagon renamed its military
campaign against terrorism “Enduring
Domestic violence is
spotlighted in October
Freedom,” dropping an earlier name con-
sidered offensive to Muslims. Announcing
the new name Tuesday, Secretary of
Defense Donald Rumsfeld said it’s also
meant to remind Americans the effort will
take a long time. Rumsfeld said that the new by Mark Heeter “It’s important to use this time to catch
name suggests that this is not a quick fix. It CRUSADER those members in the community who don’t
will take years. However, he added that Domestic violence is not a private affair. know whom to call or what to look for,”
Americans have the patience to see it Schueler said.
This is one of three central themes for this “One of the biggest obstacles in domestic
through. year’s Prevention of Domestic Violence violence is that the abuser isolates the abused
Month. During October, Department of the
Post offices need Army and agencies throughout the 98th ASG
and keeps them away from information and
help agencies,” Klein said.
volunteers hit the streets in an effort to educate the Army
family about domestic violence awareness and According to Schueler, one of the main
Effective immediately, Army Post Of- prevention. goals of domestic violence awareness month is
fices have volunteer opportunities available to get people to be proactive rather than
throughout USAREUR. With the backlog “We are going to be out in the community, reactive. However, if people do need to react,
of mail coming from CONUS due to flight focusing on educating community members,” they need to know exactly whom to call in their
delays and the onset of the holiday mailing said Clara Schueler, 280th BSB Family Ad- communities.
season Nov. 1-Jan. 15, 2002, extra help is vocacy Program manager.
The military police are highly qualified to
needed. Due to recent events, military She and Joyce Klein, the 280th BSB victim investigate alleged abuse on a 24-hour basis.
postal personnel have been assigned to sup- Elaine Nicholas
advocacy coordinator, will take their infor- Each community also has family advocacy and
port force protection personnel require-
ments. If interested, check with your local
installation volunteer coordinator for
Making cents of it mation booth to high traffic areas throughout
the community approximately six times a
social work services staffs.
“I don’t think we’ll ever eliminate domestic
Ashley Jolliff and Noelle Ochinang week.
further information. violence, but I do think we can decrease it,”
are part of a group of students from “Nobody is going to be doing any preaching. Schueler said, adding the only way to do that is
Wuerzburg American Middle School,
Policy changes who after the terrorist attacks on
We’re just trying to get the information out,”
Army finance of- America, wanted to do something to People with questions about recognizing
fices can now reim- help victims. They sold pieces of a People will be able to approach the booth and preventing domestic violence should look
burse soldiers and United States paper flag for a nickel and learn about the resources available to them for information posted throughout the 98th
Department of De- a piece and raised $700. in helping recognize and win the battle against ASG area not only during October, but also
fense civilians for domestic violence. throughout the year.
their travel as well as
Trick-or-treating hours set in ASG
pay the Bank of
America travel card
bill. This payment
process is known as
split disbursement. by Olivia Feher stairwells. areas during the evening of Oct. 31.
Split disbursement al- CRUSADER All troop billets are strictly
Machina lows you to designate off limits. Also, avoid going
Ghosts and goblins will soon be haunting the
a specific dollar amount to be sent directly streets in housing areas throughout the 98th into the German community Take you children trick-or-treating in the
to the Bank of America to pay your ASG. as Halloween isn’t celebrated Ansbach and Illesheim housing areas Oct. 31
government travel change card balance, in that way in Germany. from 6-8 p.m.
according to Lt. Col. Francis Machina, On-post security will not be relaxed, which
means 100 percent identification check. Families living in leased or 279th BSB
106th Finance Battalion, Wuerzburg. For economy housing should
more information, call 350-7274 or (0931) To ensure Halloween is a safe and happy bring their children to the Trick-or-treating in Bamberg housing areas is
8897274. occasion for all children, the 98th ASG has nearest U.S. housing area to set for Oct. 31 from 6-8:30 p.m.
established guidelines for families to follow. trick-or-treat.
Take part in warrent 280th BSB
Small children should be accompanied at all Drivers operating vehicles during trick-or-
times. Children and escorts should carry a light treat hours must be especially alert. Watch out Trick-or-treating hours in Askren Manon,
officer study for visibility. for children between parked vehicles or running Yorktown and Daley Village are Oct. 31 from 5-
Take part in the upcoming warrant in unlighted areas. 7 p.m. Also, the chaplains sponsor a Hallelujah
Avoid using masks for younger children as night in the Ledward Fitness Center.
officer study implemented by the Chief of it’s hard to see at night and masks make this Parents should inspect all treats before
Staff, Army. This study provides an Army- more difficult. Try using face paints – there are children eat them. Report cases of tampering 417th BSB
wide look at training and leadership de- many to choose from. immediately to the nearest military police
velopment within the officer, non-com- Go trick-or-treating Oct. 31 from 6-8 p.m. in
Trick-or-treating is only permitted at the station. all government housing areas in Wuerzburg,
missioned officer, and warrant officer
corps. For dates specific to your community bottom entrance of housing stairwells. Children Extra military police roving patrols will be Kitzingen and Giebelstadt, and visit only those
and for more information, contact MSgt. are not permitted to go from door to door in the present in all base support battalion housing neighborhoods you are familiar with.
Ernest Coleman at 585-3247 or email
Roll out the red carpet
Two funds have been established to by Lisa Reid High point of the week is when the school Cost of day care in the
assist the U.S. Army victims and families 98th ASG Health Promotions joins forces with community agencies, health
directly affected by the Sept. 11 terrorist clinics, and the U.S. Army Hospital, Wuerzburg,
northeast areas of the
For this year’s Red Ribbon Campaign,
attacks against the Pentagon and the New
York World Trade Center. Contributions for communities in the 98th Area Support Group to conduct a student health fair Oct. 25. Students United States is higher than
will rotate through classroom seminars and hear
U.S. Army victims of the Pentagon attack have adopted the team approach. The theme for
guest speakers address topics on a wide range of in the rest of the nation
may be made to Pentagon Victims’ Fund, the annual national drug and alcohol awareness
campaign is “Working Toward a Drug-Free mental, physical and spiritual health issues. The Average monthly cost in
Army Emergency Relief, 200 Stoval Street goal is to provide students with the tools needed
Room 5N13, Alexandria, VA 22332-0600. Community.” suburban areas
to make healthy lifestyle choices
Contributions for federal employees can be Red Ribbon Week will be held
made to Federal Employees and Assis- Oct. 20-27 across the 98th ASG.
throughout their lives. ● Boston
tance—World Trade Center/Pentagon Each Base Support Battalion has a In Bamberg, the 279th BSB Red $622
Fund, Suite 200, 8441 West Bowles Ave, committee planning special ac- Ribbon committee is planning some
Littleton, Colo. 80123-3245. Please make tivities for their respective com- innovative and dramatic activities. ● New York
checks payable to Federal Employees munities. Becca Shinneman, civilian miscon- $606
Education and Assistance Fund. duct officer, leads the committee.
In the 235th, 1st Lt. Daryl
Chamberlain, the BSB adjutant,
Ron Jacob, education counselor, and ● Mobile
Visit magical forest heads the committee. His efforts will
Louise Kelly, adolescent substance
abuse counselor, and representatives
be aided by Renee Moore, adoles-
Experience horses, film stars, enter-
cent substance abuse counselor, or
from community agencies will as- ● Tampa
tainers, magicians and riders at Goa, a sist. Club Beyond, Boy Scouts, Girl
musical experience at the Talavera Park in ASAC; Ron Jacob, education co- Scouts, military police, child and
ordinator for alcohol and drug
Wuerzburg Oct. 17-18. Tickets are
abuse; Dr. Don Ness, Ansbach
youth services, elementary school ● Wuerzburg
available through the Wuerzburg Karten- guidance counselor, chapel services
vorverkauf, Eichhornstr. 21, or call (0931) American High School principal; and others are involved this year.
55554. Brooke King, school nurse; and
Marcus George. Source: Family Research Council By: Olivia Feher
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Stay safe on German roads – turn on your lights
2 Crusader, October 12, 2001 Team of Teams!
From Oct. 20-26 you’ll see school children wearing red impacts all of us.
ribbons on their clothes. This seemingly simple practice, how- In the face of an unpredictable future, we must never forget
Let’s make ever, packs a powerful message: Drugs will not be tolerated.
Now a national symbol, the tradition of wearing red ribbons
the ongoing battle against the illegal use of drugs and other
evolved in 1988 when the National Federation of Parents for Our resources are our youth, and our weapons are family,
Red Ribbon Drug-Free Youth established Red Ribbon Week in an effort to
eliminate drugs in school.
friends and communication.
By wearing red ribbons and supporting the events scheduled
Here in our communities, we’ve supported this campaign for during the week, each of you can join me in this struggle for the
Week a the past 10 years. This special awareness week doesn’t just apply
to children anymore, but involves everyone living in our area.
future of our youth, and in fact for all community members.
Team of Teams!
Any hope for a drug-free society is the responsibility of our
success by entire community, and we must assume this responsibility and
plant positive seeds that support and promote the choice to live
participating Today’s youth are tomorrow’s parents, leaders, teachers,
soldiers and workers. We all share the obligation to ensure that
DENNIS W. DINGLE
Colonel, Air Defense Artillery
the next generation is able to fill these roles, as substance abuse 98th Area Support Group Commander
Thumbs up – Thumbs down Breast cancer awareness
Thumbs up to the youth services demonstration and lack of sportsmanship during
should be important to all
sports volunteers in the Illesheim the Bamberg game Sept. 8. The game ended in a
Community, Glenn Barr, Todd and tie and the kids were pleased, yet the coach was
Cathy Clark, Brett Beatty, Marvin infuriated and allowed the students to witness a
and Darlene Russell, Carl Coffman,and all verbal barrage directed at the referee. He set a
the staff from the Illesheim DPW . As I depart bad example for the young athletes. by Lisa Eichhorn
Illesheim, I would like to say thank you. I had the Donald Johnson, Schweinfurt CRUSADER Commentary
privilege to work with some of the finest people
in Illesheim, who took time away from their Thumbs down to the group of soldiers in the Being a military spouse, I know firsthand Vanderbilt, whom I credit with saving her life.
families and private life to help support our red Jeep Wrangler Sport when they were how easy it has been to put off my health care, It was a difficult time for her, her family and
program and make it a big success. leaving the Katterbach German-American fest especially something like a breast exam. The her friends. During her treatment we took her
Sept. 1. I asked them to watch their language toils of taking care of the children, a to the Gulf of Mexico because she loves the
Bob Gridley, Illesheim Youth Services Sports household, a more than full-time job and a
because there were children around. While one beach. Watching her there on the beach, so
Thumbs up to Cynthia Galliger, Ledward apologized, the rest continued to use profane soldier make it easy to throw annual checkups sick from the chemotherapy, recovering from
ID Card Office, for being an outstanding and language. They left when we went to get the out the window. Surely I would know if her surgery, I felt so helpless. The sorrow I felt
helpful person. Their system was down and she military police; they then yelled profanities out something was wrong. I also know that I’m and feel now remembering is hard to describe.
stayed for an extra 45 minutes to ensure my the window as they were leaving. It’s sad to see not the only one who feels that way. Well, I kept thinking no one should have to go
daughter got her ID card. people like this representing our country. ladies, let me tell you, that’s a dangerous way through this, let alone someone so young.
Tom Oswald, Schweinfurt of thinking.
Yvette Baldonado, Katterbach The wonderful news is, she’s doing great,
Two years ago, I was sitting at my kitchen
Thumbs up to Keith Duvall at the Bamberg Thumbs down to the soldier who table at Fort Rucker with my friend Lora, who she came through it and has been cancer free
Morale, Welfare and Recreation motor pool. came into the Kitingen Vehicle was visiting from Fort Campbell. We decided for more than two years. At the one-year
He has great vehicles and spends a lot of time Registration Office and needed his it would be fun to call our good friend Beth in anniversary, my friend Lora and I took her to
maintaining them to a very high standard. His documents. In our office one can only Korea. We had no idea that the call would Mardi Gras in New Orleans to celebrate, and
efforts do not go unnoticed. The vehicles are pay in German marks. He only had dollars. I let change the course of our lives and our what a celebration it was. I know now that
always very clean and ready to go. him borrow the DM10, as I was sure he would friendship. miracles do happen, I also know they don’t
Dave Robinson, Bamberg Club Beyond come back to repay me, but he never returned. We first called her mother to get the happen very often.
Thumbs up to Eagle Scout Austin Scott of Manuela Brown, Kitzingen number. When she picked up the phone she Breast cancer is curable if caught early, and
Wuerzburg, who spent many hours at the was crying. It seems Beth had just called to sometimes even in the late stages as with my
❋ ❋ ❋ tell her parents she had been diagnosed with friend Beth. But breast exams are essential.
Larson Library, Kitzingen, painting awesome
murals in our children’s section. His delightful “Thumbs up-Thumbs down” is about people late stage III breast cancer. She was only 28 at Beth had pain and could feel a mass. But
designs of Blue’s Clues and Winnie the Pooh who do a good job. It’s also about people who the time. otherwise she had all the things that are
have brought smiles to all of our patrons. need to be more considerate of others. This I don’t know how to explain how we felt – traditionally not associated with breast cancer.
Sally Jo Walters, Larson Library, Kitzingen column is not about institutions, units, agencies shock, grief. No one ever told me how to react She was young, no family history, and no
or situations that could be subject to legal action as a friend. reason to have breast cancer. She even had
Thumbs down to the Wuerzburg School Bus under the Uniform Code of Military Justice. Cancer has been ever present in my life. My doctors tell her it couldn’t be cancer. So see, it
Office and the administrative staff of Submissions must be brief and include the father died 10 years ago from lung cancer. doesn’t matter who you are, cancer knows no
Wuerzburg American Elementary School for writer’s name and telephone number. The Both my grandmothers and my great-uncle boundaries. It is an equal employment
not working together when a minor accident identity of the submitter will be published along have fallen victims to cancer. Currently my disease, but one you can fight and win.
occurred on the second day of school and parents with the comments. mother is being treated for colon cancer. But October is National Breast Cancer
were not notified. A clear policy must be set on Send comments to Thumbs Up-Thumbs dealing with a friend’s illness was very Awareness Month. Ladies, make time for
which office notifies parents when accidents down: CRUSADER; 98th ASG PAO; Unit different. yourself this month, make that appointment.
occur. 26622; APO AE 09244. Or bring them to room Over the next months, Beth and her Pay attention to your body. Beth did, and it
Stephanie Pape, Wuerzburg
216, building 208, Faulenberg Kaserne, Wuerz- husband moved back to Fort Campbell, and saved her life. Her diagnosis taught me a
Thumbs down to the coach of the Schwein- burg. Phone-in submissions will not be ac- she received state-of-the-art health care at valuable lesson. She taught me about courage.
furt youth soccer team for his immature cepted.
Street talk: How does music affect your life? Photos by CRUSADER staff
Crystal Faucett, Command Les Styler, retiree, 279th BSB, Sgt. Bradley Knutson, Ledward Bennie Howse, 98th ASG Equal Jennifer Blanshan, Security Kimberly Ekholm, family mem- Corey Ditinno, Music Express Diane McCartney, 98th ASG
Secretary, 235th BSB, Barton Warner Barracks, Bamberg Barracks, Schweinfurt Opportunity Office, Faulenberg Assistant, 235th BSB, Barton ber, 106th Finance Battalion, Sales Associate, Ledward Bar- Command Group, Faulenberg
Barracks, Ansbach Kaserne, Wuerzburg Barracks, Ansbach 279th BSB Warner Barracks, racks, Schweinfurt Kaserne, Wuerzburg
“Music is a big part of my “That depends on my Bamberg
“Music is one of the life especially as a re- mood. I mean, when I’m “Contemporary jazz helps “I love music. I can’t do “Well, if people buy it “Listening to music helps
reasons I’m active in settle me down after a anything productive with- “I’m on my way to a (music), I get paid. I me to relieve stress and it
tiree. I lost the ability to in the mood to go out and
community theater. I use hectic day at the office. out it going in the back- studio to produce some guess I pretty much listen makes me feel better. I
hear in one ear, and I party, I’ll listen to what-
it as an outlet because Jazz is a soothing type of ground. It helps me get Gospel music sound to whatever I’m in the like to listen to it in the
don’t know what life ever is going to get me
when you’re singing, you music, and it really helps focused and through the tracks. Music is some- mood for. If I’m in a good car. Music today isn’t as
would be like without there. If I’m in the mood
have to be completely me relax.” day. I can’t imagine going thing to live by. It affects mood, I listen to good good as it used to be, so I
music or sound.” to stay home and relax,
focused. That forces me through one day without your mood whether music, but if I’m in a bad stick with my favorites.”
then I’ll listen to some-
to put everything else having music playing.” you’re humming or sing- mood, then I listen to bad
aside and live for the ing the blues.” music.”
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the provisions of AR 360-1 for the members of the 98th Area Support Group. telephone 468-7649 or (0981) 183649.
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235th Base Support Battalion: Ansbach, Illesheim Crusader, October 12, 2001 3
The 235th BSB offers several events to
Local artists show their works
coincide with Halloween. At the Ansbach
Library, children can participate in the Hal-
Classes available at
loween design a card party Oct. 25 at 3:30
p.m. Ansbach American Middle/High School
arts and crafts center
students want to put the fun back in Hallo- by Lisa Eichhorn
ween by offering a Halloween performance CRUSADER
Oct. 29 at 7 p.m. A donation of $1 per per- Tina Dorff and Alison Boyle exude talent.
son will be taken at the door to help raise
money for their spring trip. At the Katterbach Both ladies are gifted artists who recently had
Chapel, children can celebrate at a Halle- an exhibition of their work at the tourist center
lujah Night Oct. 31 from 6-9 p.m. This in downtown Ansbach.
offers parents an alternative to the tradi- Vivid paintings of animals and scenery show
tional trick-or-treating. For more informa- the true talent of these two local ladies.
tion, call the Ansbach Library at 468-1740 or Their work is very different, maybe because
(0981) 1831740; the Ansbach American they come from completely different back-
Middle/High School at 467-2808 or (09802) grounds. Boyle was born in England and lived in
832808; or the Katterbach Chapel at 467- Guatemala for many years. She said her art is
2785 or (09802) 832785. mostly of animals, because as she paints them,
they keep her company.
WIC program “From the time I was little I would see things
delayed and want to re-create them. I love watching one
of my animals come to life as I’m creating a
The Women’s, In- painting. They’re great company and they never
fants’ and Children’s talk back,” she added.
Program grand open-
ing for the 235th BSB “When I was a young woman I went to
originally scheduled Guatemala to stay for six months and ended up
for this month has staying for 18 years. It’s there I started to explore
been postponed until painting. I started with watercolor painting, but
early in 2002. This now I use oils and pastels too,” Boyle said.
educational and sup- Dorff’s paintings have a very realistic feel. Lisa Eichhorn
plemental nutrition She said she has been greatly influenced by Tina Dorff, sitting, and Alison Boyle take a moment to talk about the art exhibition in
program, funded in realists like Andrew Wyeth and Robert Viceroy Ansbach that features works done by both ladies.
the United States by as well as the most famous surrealist Salvador
Hatten the Department of Dali. have meaning to people,” she said. work, and their art is for sale. They also teach
Agriculture, has been “A lot of people refer to my work as surreal, Her recent work of the local Ansbach legend classes at the Barton Arts and Crafts Center. For
approved for implementation overseas. For but I think I’m more a realist. I like to tell stories Kasper Hauser is a prime example. more information about the classes, call 468-
more information, call 467-2923. through my art, so I use a lot of symbols that Both ladies are available to do commission 7627 or (0981) 183627.
Clinic needs nurses
The Illesheim Health Clinic has full-time
and part-time openings for a registered nurse
and two licensed practical nurses. Qualified
Students deal with tragedy
applicants only need to apply. For more in- by Joe McFadden duced to the kind of violence which is common-
formation, call 467-4755 or (09841) 83512. Ansbach American High School place to most countries in the world.”
As most Americans had to deal with the tragic Diana Martinez, a seventh-grader, said she
Operation Holiday Sept. 11 bombings, students of Ansbach Ameri- was scared about what might happen. “It makes
reset can Middle/High School are having mixed reac-
tions towards our nation’s future.
me think more. Nothing like this has happened
Due to the request by the Secretary of the
Army to recognize an official mourning Given the grave circumstances that have When asked about retaliation, seventh-grader
period in recognition of the Sept. 11 trage- brought stronger security measures to their Javonny Vargas believes that anger isn’t the best
dy, Operation Holiday events have been school and on post, students are still confident message.
rescheduled. The Operation Holiday bingo that this will all work out for the better. Yet, at
what cost? “A lot of people died when we fought back
and raffle drawing will take place Nov. 1. against Pearl Harbor, which made us enter World
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and bingo begins at It has been stated that our civil liberties may War II. Retaliation on anger just isn’t organized.
7 p.m., followed by a raffle drawing at 8 have to be restrained. How does that affect the War is no joke.”
p.m. There will be pottery from Germany, average student? While all agree that this has
Italy, Poland, Spain and Thailand. Lots of been a horrendous event, some students fear for Despite the new security measures, students
great American food will be available. For their lives, and their parents’ lives, as far as the are handling the situation with responsibility and
more information, call Kathy Hatten at future is concerned. concern. Joe McFadden
(09802) 954222. “This is a turning point for our nation,” said “Things will never be the same again,” Haas Javonny Vargas talks about the Sept. 11
senior Jessica Haas. “Our country is being intro- added. events in New York and Washington.
Chat with friends
The 235th Special Emphasis Program
committee will host a chat and chew class
Oct. 11 at 11:30 p.m. in the Barton Barracks
dining facility. This month’s program is Sharing our burden
about computer and information manage-
ment careers. If you have any questions,
call Carolyn Beiter at 468-7760 or (0981)
in troubled times
183760. Heidi Krueger, middle, hands Sandy
Wolf, wife of Col. William Wolf, 11th
Aviation Regiment commander, a book
of condolences created by students
235th BSB from the Christian-von-Bomhard school
in Uffenheim near Neustadt. Krueger
and fellow teacher Ruth Kneib, far left,
The Crusader, 235th Base Support Battalion, edi- made the presentation to Wolf and
torial office is located in building 5257, Barton Bar-
racks, telephone 468-7649 or (0981) 183649. Mailing Capt. Jeffrey Papaleo, 11th Aviation
address is PAO, Crusader, 235th Base Support Bat- Regiment rear detachment comman-
talion, CMR 463, APO AE 09177. der during the regiment’s deployment
Internet web site address http:\\www.ansbach. to Victory Strike II in Poland. The book
army.mil consists of thoughts and prayers from
The 235th BSB hot line is 468-7800 or (0981) the students and faculty of the school.
183800. The patient liaison number is (09841) 83512. Krueger said the school wishes only
235th BSB the best for the United States and that
Commander .............................. Lt. Col. Cindy Connally
they stand in solidarity with America
Public Affairs Officer ............................ Frauke Davis on the war against terrorism.
Journalist ................................................ Lisa Eichhorn Lisa Eichhorn
Celebrate, experience great Hispanic heritage
by Lisa Eichhorn many countries that make up our Hispanic “Along with great entertainment, we will have authentic His-
CRUSADER community, we designed the event to be as panic food from a variety of Latin and Central American coun-
diverse as we are as a people,” Santos said. tries,” Herrera said.
Hot Latin music, lots of spicy food and great cultural ex- Topping off the day is the Department of “The great thing about the food, and the whole day for that
changes are on tap for the Hispanic Heritage Month celebration Defense show, Hot Molina, a top Hispanic matter, is that it’s free. We think it’ll be a great day to get the
Oct. 13 in Katterbach. band currently touring Europe. whole community out to learn something about the Hispanic
The event, which is sponsored by the 235th BSB special “We’re very excited about having this community as well as experience great food and listen to some
emphasis committee, promises to offer something for everyone band here. They’re very popular in the spicy Latin music,” she added.
in the community, said SSgt Ruben Santos, chairperson, His- Hispanic community and should put on a The event will take place at the Ansbach American Mid-
panic American Organization. great show,” said Lynette Herrera, 235th dle/High School gym and is planned to run from 3-6 p.m. For
“Together with the 235th BSB, we have planned a day that BSB special emphasis committee mem- more information, call Lynette Herrera at 468-7777 or (0981)
will show off the best of Hispanic culture. Since there are so ber. Santos 1837777.
4 Crusader, October 12, 2001 279th Base Support Battalion: Bamberg
Enjoy live theater
Enjoy the musical
Bowling provides family outlet
by Cheryl Boujnida
production of “Oliver” CRUSADER
at the Stable Theater
Oct. 26, 27, 28 and Families looking for a new escape needn’t
Nov. 2, 3, 4, 9, 10 and
11. Friday and Satur- Birchview Lanes Bowling Center is being
day shows start at 8 converted to a family fun center.
p.m. and Sunday mati- Renovations are occurring in two phases. The
nees at 2 p.m. Cost per facility reopened Oct. 4, sporting new lanes,
adult is $9 or DM18, consoles, monitors and a scoring system.
with students, senior “We upgraded the heart of the bowling center
citizens and soldiers first. Improvements were badly needed since the
Doherty E-4 and below paying facility was built in 1990, especially on the
$7 or DM14. For tickets, call David lanes. Customers complained they were bowling
Doherty at 469-8647 or (0951) 3008647. poor shots. We’re finally able to give customers
what they’ve been asking for,” said Al Gelineau,
Get new wheels director of community activities.
Patrons can bowl and order snacks for deli-
The auto crafts center has tons of quality very until the second phase of renovation work
used tires at affordable prices. Find out if is completed. Future improvements will include
they have your size. For more information, the construction of a dining area and pub, with
call 469-7546 or (0951) 3007546. large screen televisions, a birthday room for
children, an amended snack and children’s menu
Make music and the relocation of gaming machines. A grand
Learn how to play the piano with a pro- reopening is targeted for Nov. 16.
fessional instructor. Intermediate lessons “We’re focused on serving soldiers and fami-
are also available. For more information, lies better in an upgraded facility. Since the con-
call the Stable Theater at 469-8647 or struction of a new housing area, the bowling
(0951) 3008647. center is located in the backyard of 149 families. Cheryl Boujnida
Prior to the renovations, we were able to serve Tom Stenson oils newly resurfaced bowling lanes.
Step out at night families, but we were limited by our own
If you’re looking for night life, the Whis- capabilities,” Gelineau said. guards on 24 lanes, it’s possible for toddlers to Manager Wayne Goin said several varieties of
pering Pines Lodge has the right fixings. He explained, for the large number of small bowl with mom or dad,” Gelineau said. bowling packages are available. “Whether it’s a
Enjoy an all-you-can-eat buffet every Mon- children bowling was impossible because of A calculating throw of a neon pink ball makes hail and farewell, a unit function or a birthday
day at 6 p.m., watch movies and eat com- blow-up bumper availability. “With bumper a 5-year-old boy grin. “I’m the winner,” he yells. party, we’ll cater to our customers,” he said.
plimentary popcorn each Tuesday from 7-9
p.m. Listen to music with friends every
Wednesday, sing karaoke each Thursday
from 7 p.m.-1 a.m., and dance to disc-
jockey mixes Friday and Saturday nights
Students assist nature
by Cheryl Boujnida She stressed that hands-on involvement with
starting at 9 p.m.
CRUSADER nature facilitates the process of authentic learn-
Get crafty with Thrusting her hands above her head, she ing.
reached for a cloud. “Authentic learning isn’t learned from read-
ceramics “That’s how tall I hope our trees grow, and I ing books in a classroom. It’s about being physi-
Take a ceramics class at the Crafters’ plan to come back in 50 years just to see if they cally engaged and seeing development from the
Keller and paint a beer stein just the way do,” said 10-year-old Chelsea Greenlee. beginning,” Greenwald-Schmitt said.
you want. Classes are Oct. 18 and 25 from More than 20 Bamberg Elementary School Beate Bugla, biologist, spoke to children about
5:30-7 p.m. To sign up, call 469-8659 or students assisted department of public works, or the 3,300 varieties of trees she’s inventorying for
(0951) 3008659. DPW, staff in a tree planting ceremony Oct. 2 at Warner Barracks tree care program. “It a great
Friendship Park. Fifth- and sixth-graders planted way for children to experience trees,” she said.
Go on tour with the 10 apple tree varieties. Several students were energized by Bugla’s
Albert Konrad, environmental specialist, said comments.
recreation center students were enthusiastic about planting trees. “Trees are one of the most important things on
The recreation center offers tours to “Involving children in nature inspires them to earth, life wouldn’t be possible without them,”
various European cities. Visit Venice Oct. respect nature,” he said. said Caitlin Krauchi.
12-14, shop in Karlovy Vary and Cheb Oct. The tree-planting project was the initiative of Krauchi and her friends Kerrie Coubrough
20, or tour Rothenburg ob der Tauber Oct. the elementary school’s talented and gifted, or and Kristen May planted Klaretta, an apple tree
27. For more information, call 469-8837 or TAG, program students who wanted to recon- also known as Klarapfel in German.
(0951) 3008837. nect with nature. Sitting on the branches of an elderly tree,
“They’re learning about the security of nature Shannen Bondy explained that she’s watched
Get culturally savvy Cheryl Boujnida and how they can depend on changing seasons one tree in Friendship Park grow over the past
Bamberg’s library offers several Web site Caitlin Krauchi and Kristen May tend a not to let them down,” said Dr. Delome Green- six years. “I call this tree ‘gramps’ because it’s a
tips for those who want to learn more dur- newly planted apple tree. wald-Schmitt, TAG teacher. nice, comforting place to come,” Bondy said.
ing Hispanic Heritage Month. For Hispanic
information check out www.latinoweb.com,
for Hispanic magazines on line www.hisp.
com, and for scholarship education of
Hispanic business leaders of America Police induct honorees
into St. Michael’s order
Capt. Ramon Collazo, 279th BSB Prov-
279th BSB ost Marshal, left, serves CSM Gary
Rimpley and CWO 2 Michael Blewett a
glass of honorary punch as SFC Carter
The Crusader, 279th Base Support Battalion, edi- Criger looks on. Rimpley and Blewett
torial office is located in building 7089, room 423,
Warner Barracks, Bamberg, telephone 469-7581 or were two of 23 new people inducted
(0951) 3007581. Mailing address is PAO, Crusader, into the Bamberg Chapter of the Ho-
279th Base Support Battalion, Unit 27535, Warner norable Order of St. Michael, initiated
Barracks, APO AE 09139. in 1999. The order, named after the pa-
The 279th BSB hot line is 469-4800 or (0951) tron saint of law enforcement, recog-
3004800. Patient liaison number is (0951) 3007492. nizes people making significant con-
Internet web site 279th BSB: tributions to law enforcement and the
community. To become a member, a
Commander ................................ Lt. Col. Timothy Hill person must be recommended by an
Public Affairs Officer .......................... Renate Bohlen
Journalist ........................................... Cheryl Boujnida Alison Frank
Writing a will is really a life or death situation
by Douglas Yocum and care of your dearest loved ones. If you are married, and their value, paying your debts, and distributing the remainder of
Bamberg Law Center Attorney-Advisor especially if you have children, you should have a will. If you your property to the beneficiaries named in your will. Your
Recent terrorist attacks horrified people across the globe. How have a will and recently had a child, got married, got divorced, executor will file final tax returns and make sure required
could anyone carry out so much death and destruction upon or experienced the loss of someone named in your will, you notifications are filed. Many people choose their spouse as
innocent people? should update now. executor, and alternatively an adult child or relative.
An event so tragic as this wakens us to the fact that life is quite If you have children, you should name a primary and alternate Beneficiaries are the people you choose to inherit your money
fragile and special. guardian. It is important to discuss the selection of the guardian and property. You may give specific items or leave your entire
Death and taxes are two things we all must face. The Bamberg with your spouse. The guardian must be someone you absolutely estate to a beneficiary. You can leave property to individuals or
Law Center is ready, willing and able to prepare you for both. trust, as that person will not only care for your children, but will groups of people. Contingent beneficiaries are recommended in
Recently, the office has seen an increase in will clients. The manage any money and property your children inherit. case primary beneficiaries die before you.
current state of the world is uncertain, and there is no better time The executor, executrix, or personal representative is another Once you have a will, you should never write on it, rip it, or
than now to review the status of your will. Do you even have a important fiduciary. Again, you should select a primary and remove it from staples. Making copies is okay, but generally a
will? alternate, and choose someone you fully trust. This person will court will probate only an original. Never take your will on a
Remember a will is not just for yourself, but for the protection be responsible for collecting your assets, informing the court of plane with you! If the plane goes down, so does your will.
6 Crusader, October 12, 2001 280th Base Support Battalion: Bad Kissingen, Schweinfurt
The 280th BSB
Social Work Services,
Engineers shift gears into recon
by Mark Heeter
or SWS, offers serv-
ices to soldiers and CRUSADER
their families who The sun was peeking through the clouds as 22
might need help. Ac- soldiers trekked 12 miles from Ledward Bar-
cording to counselor racks to Camp Robertson north of Schweinfurt
Mark Howell, com- Sept. 5.
munity members are As they approached their target, the clouds
welcome to come to burst. This was the beginning of a new mission
him with issues about for a group of soldiers from the 9th Engineer
communication, par- Howell Battalion.
enting, trust and rela- “This is the only standing engineer reconnais-
tionships in general. Howell, who has sance team in the division, as far as I know,” said
masters’ degrees in marriage and family SFC Ron Fugate, battalion intelligence noncom-
counseling and religious education, is also missioned officer in charge.
a licensed counselor. For more information “The other two engineer battalions have them,
about SWS or its services, call 354- but they’re not organized the same way we are,”
6473/6276 or (09721) 966276. Fugate said, explaining that reconnaissance is
the main function of this group from 9th Eng.
Jazzing it up Bn., rather than an additional task.
In conjunction with the Schweinfurt Cul- Fugate and others on the battalion staff began
ture Society, the 280th BSB Morale, Wel- working on the concept to develop the team in
fare and Recreation, or MWR, will host a February, and the team was established later in
Latin American music show at the Abrams the spring.
Entertainment Center Oct. 19. Doors for the The engineer reconnaissance team, or ERT,
concert open at 7 p.m. and the show starts was called into action during the recent training Mark Heeter
at 8 p.m. This is just one of many events mission in Hohenfels, and after that was set to Preparing for their reconnaissance mission to the local training area in Bamberg,
held throughout the city for the third annual conduct an insertion and extraction mission in soldiers load their weapons’ magazines after receiving their operation order.
Jazzival. For more information, call 354- early September.
6270 or (09721) 966270. A team from the 2nd Brigade Reconnaissance for the brigade,” said SSgt. Richard Werschin, get young leaders comfortable adapting to
Team, or BRT, joined them for the mission, leader of the BRT soldiers. changing situations, according to Fugate. He
Red Cross needs you which mainly took place in the local training After changing into fresh clothes, relaxing told his troops he added an urban raid to the
The 280th BSB American Red Cross area in Bamberg. their road-weary feet and having a meal, ready schedule because “I wanted you to get some
needs volunteers to fill several of its key “Thank God these guys came out, because to eat lunch, the mission briefing and pre- excitement out of it.”
leadership positions. In addition to a station they’re our support,” Fugate said. The BRT was paration began. His soldiers liked the idea.
chairperson slot, other openings include all too willing to help. The urban warfare training in Bamberg was “You can definitely teach soldiers how to
chairperson, overseeing casework, publi- “The working relationship between the somewhat different than the engineers’ usual adapt because they can’t learn it by watching
city, and health and safety positions. For engineers and the BRT has been great. This is tasks. Still, they felt prepared. movies or reading books,” said Spec. Mike
more information, call 354-1760/6251 or their exercise, and we provide the eyes and ears One of the main goals of the training was to Sanchez.
The youth services teen center, located in
How appointments are made
building 444 upstairs from the Abrams by Mark Heeter “Well-woman and well-child appointments
Entertainment Center, has a computer lab
CRUSADAER are the types of appointments that should be
with 12 terminals for registered teens to In an effort to satisfy its customers, the U.S. booked ahead,” Francomb said. The clinic
use. The computer lab is open Tue-Thu Army Health Clinic on Ledward Barracks is commander said the adjustment to scheduling
from 4-8 p.m., Fri from 4-11 p.m. and Sat adjusting the way it schedules appointments templates is about customer satisfaction.
from 4-11 p.m. For more details, call 354- while trying to accommodate more patients the “We’re trying to develop a system that is
6732 or (09721) 88382. same day they call. sensitive to the needs of the patient population.
“There have already been a few test sites in We want people to know we are truly focused
Visit open house Europe that have fielded this same-day focus,” on improving quality health care,” said Lt. Col.
The 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry, or Blue said 1st Lt. Therese Francomb, executive Mary Carstensen.
Spaders, on Ledward Barracks extend an officer and customer service representative at
the clinic. “If you say you need to be seen today, we are
invitation to the entire community to visit
going to try our hardest to see you today,”
its open house Oct. 14. The open house will For Schweinfurt, she said, this is not really
begin with a briefing by battalion com- Carstensen said.
much of a difference at all.
mander Lt. Col. Wayne Grigsby from 10- To accommodate the anticipated increase in
“We’re just expanding what’s already in
10:30 a.m. The public will be able to visit telephone calls for same-day appointments, the
place to make almost everything more open.
with World War II veterans, check out an clinic has made changes to the way it staffs the
It’s not a huge change for us, because we are
infantry squad, tour soldier quarters and telephones for appointments.
already doing a lot of our business like this,”
explore the static display of equipment set
Francomb said. To make an appointment, patients should call
up in the battalion area.
The primary care managers, or PCMs, are 354-6781/6374/6980 or (09721) 966781/
Come to workshop Mark Heeter receptive to the idea because greater blocks for 966374/966980. Active duty personnel have
Physical therapist Christine Titko works same-day treatments allow the providers more priority from 6:30-7:30 a.m., and family mem-
A debt liquidation workshop is set for on patient David Powell’s leg. flexibility, according to Francomb. bers can call from 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Oct. 17th from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the Army
Community Service on Ledward Barracks.
For more information, call 354-6486 or
Secretary of the Army
280th BSB stops in Schweinfurt
During a recent stop in Schweinfurt, Secre-
The Crusader, 280th Base Support Battalion, edi- tary of the Army Thomas White, center,
torial office is located in Robertson Hall on Ledward listens to a briefing at the 1st Battalion, 18th
Barracks, Schweinfurt, telephone 354-6381 or (09721)
966381. Mailing address is PAO, Crusader, 280th Base Infantry Expert Infantryman Badge, or EIB,
Support Battalion, CMR 457, APO AE 09033. training on Conn Barracks. White visited the
The 280th BSB hot line is 354-4800 or (09721) EIB training and enjoyed a meal, ready to
964800. eat, or MRE, with soldiers and community
Internet web site 280th BSB: leaders. In addition to seeing the soldiers’
http://www.schweinfurt.army.mil training, White toured several projects and
280th BSB activities in the 280th BSB, including bar-
Commander ........................... Lt. Col. Timothy Gorrell
Public Affairs Officer ................................ George Ohl
racks and housing renovations and the new
Journalists ................................................. Mark Heeter
Finney Sports and Leisure Center.
Cristina Denny Glenn Langhorn
Ghouls and ghosts rock castle at Halloween ball
by Mark Heeter “It will be the same great ball as always, buy tickets. She said the castle is usually filled to capacity, which
CRUSADER with two bands, a disc jockey and a is roughly 600 people. Many come back to the party every year.
costume contest with prizes for the best “I’ve been going for a few years and enjoyed it every time. It’s
One night a year, the 13th century castle perched high above costume,” Joiner said.
the village of Mainberg near Schweinfurt is transformed into a great atmosphere with a great buffet, great music and great
The party will be held on two levels of variety,” said partygoer Ron Toland.
something out of this world. the castle, allowing fans to enjoy their
“It gives you this – I don’t want to say eerie – but ominous favorite types of music non-stop. In addition to the Halloween Ball, the 280th BSB Better
feeling,” said Silvia Joiner, 280th BSB Community Recreation “We have a buffet room with all kinds of Opportunity for Single Servicemembers, or BOSS, has its
Division specialist, describing the spooky setting above a local food,” Joiner said. The food is included in second annual haunted house Oct. 29-31 from 6-10 p.m. The
vineyard. the cost of admission, which is $20 in haunted house will be located below the 1st Battalion, 77th
The Halloween ball will be held at Mainberg Castle Oct. 27, advance, $25 at the door, and a special rate Armor dining facility on Conn Barracks.
and the event coordinators have plenty in store to give partygoers Joiner of $18 per person for groups of 15 or more. For additional information about the ball, haunted house or
goose bumps. Joiner does not recommend waiting until the last minute to tickets, call 354-6270 or (09721) 966270.
8 Crusader, October 12, 2001 417th Base Support Battalion: Giebelstadt, Kitzingen, Wuerzburg
Bond with baby
Bond with your infant or toddler through
a free playgroup at school age services,
Soldiers keep school buses safe
by Elaine Nicholas
Leighton Barracks, Wednesdays from 10-
11:30 a.m. Meet other parents and help your
child build social skills. Immunization re- Force protection has come to have many
cords are required. For more information, meanings for many people over the years. Being
or to sign up, call the Leighton Army vigilant, aware and practicing street smarts are a
Community Serv-ice at 350-7103 or few ways, safety and protecting our children are
(00931) 8897103. more.
Part of the 417th BSB force protection plan
Go to a play includes sweeps of school buses and placing sol-
diers on school buses.
Wuerzburg High School students present “This is our observance of force protection
“Noises Off” at the school Nov. 15-17. measures. We needed to increase the security on
Performances start at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are the buses and the children needed to be protect-
$5 for adults and $3 for children. For more in- ed,” said Richard Kirkland, 417th BSB school
formation, call 350-7230 or (0931) bus service manager.
“With 57 buses and 2,950 children riding
these buses, we’re glad the soldiers are riding
Earn money for along,” Kirkland said.
school As buses come onto Leighton Barracks, sol-
diers are on hand to inspect buses’ undercar-
The Maj. Gen. James Ursano scholarship riages, engines, luggage compartments and in-
fund for dependent children of Army sol- teriors.
diers is accepting applications for the 2002- “It’s a shame that we have to put armed sol-
2003 school year. The scholarship provides diers on buses, but given the situation, it’s neces-
assistance with tuition, fees, books, sup- sary,” said Sgt. Reynolds Bain, Company D,
plies, room and board. The scholarship is 101st Military Intelligence Battalion, Leighton Elaine Nicholas
administered through the Army Emergency Barracks, Wuerzburg. Soldiers inspect inbound school buses on Leighton Barracks, Wuerzburg.
Relief Program, and applications are avail-
able at www.aerhq.org. The deadline for Bain was one of the many soldiers inspecting
incoming buses. “A benefit of having a servicemember on the power, strength, freedom and peace. That soldier
applications is March 1, 2002. bus is that our bus complaints have decreased is there to protect them.
“At first the kids were afraid of the armed
from around 12 a day to zero. Having that soldier
After-school care set soldiers because they know it’s our policy not to
have weapons on the bus. But once we explained on the bus has made the kids behave. Hopefully, The troops felt good about what they were do-
this will help us get more military monitors on ing, too.
The 417th BSB to them that it was for their safety and protection,
Youth Services, or they were fine. The kids also enjoyed having a our buses when we’re not on a high level of force “We are protecting our kids, and that’s a good
YS, offers after- soldier on the bus with them. They know they’re protection,” Kirkland said. thing,” said Sgt. Chad Weyhrauch, Co. D, 101st
school care for middle being protected,” Kirkland said. He added, to kids, the soldier is a symbol of MI Bn.
school students. Youth
will participate in
their community. On
days with no school or
on early-release days,
a full-day camp will
417th BSB wins USAREUR ACOE
by Elaine Nicholas and promotes quality of life programs on are doing.
be offered. This pro- CRUSADER military installations.
gram is to assist pa- “The good thing about the ACOE process is
“You have set the standard and I commend that there is always room for improvement, and
Marton rents to comply with The 417th Base Support Battalion, Kitzingen, you for all that you have done. The projects I
the USAREUR child has been named number one in the Army Com- it allows us to see that. It shows us where we can
have seen in the community are a result of the put emphasis and focus on the task of supporting
supervision policy. For information on munity of Excellence, or ACOE, competition at monies won from last year, and I encourage you
registration, call central registration at 355- USAREUR level. our customers,” Hall said.
to continue with more pro-
2876 or (09321) 702812, or contact your At the official award ceremony in August, Lt. jects with the funds receiv- The ACOE team looks at strategic planning,
local youth services representative. Col. Russ Hall, 417th BSB commander, and Jen- ed from this year’s award,” leadership, business results, and most important-
nifer Marton, ACOE program coordinator, re- Jordan said. ly, quality of life issues.
Meet Frankenstein ceived the award from USAREUR Deputy The BSB faced stiff “Increasing our customer focus is what really
Go to Frankenstein’s Castle and cele- Commander Lt. Gen. Larry Jordan. competition from its sister made the difference, all the surveys we received,
brate Halloween Oct. 27 with Harvey Out- “USAREUR communities like this one are BSB in Bamberg who has and the focus on having the right products and
door Recreation. Meet ghouls, ghosts and the bedrock which our soldiers, civilians and placed in the top three for services at the right time and place,” Marton
other walking nightmares and take part in a family members depend on for support. This the last five years and came said.
tradition that spans back to the early 1980s. award was won by a team effort, which is an in second this year. The plans for this year’s monetary award
Cost is $40 per person and includes trans- effort to consistently improve the ability to The ACOE program is include new computers and furniture for the area
portation and entrance fee. Call 355-8629 sustain the community,” Jordan said. also one way an instal- libraries and school age services, and new gym
or (09321) 305629 to reserve your spot. The ACOE program is instituted Army-wide lation can gauge how they Hall equipment.
Library hours change
The Leighton Library has changed its
hours of operation to Sat-Wed from 10 a.m.-
6 p.m. The library is closed Thu and Fri.
This change will remain in place until Children learn about
further notice due to staff shortages. Library
hours in Kitzingen and Giebelstadt remain culture through music
A group of Aztec Indians from the
heart of Mexico shared their musical
and cultural heritage with students
417th BSB from Wuerzburg American Elementary
School Sept. 17 during Hispanic Herit-
age Month. The demonstration includ-
The Crusader, 417th Base Support Battalion, edi- ed the history of storytelling and how
torial office is located in building 109, Harvey Barracks,
telephone 355-8575 or (09321) 305575. Mailing their songs and melodies speak of
address is PAO, Crusader, 417th Base Support Bat- their culture. With drums, various
talion, Unit 26124, APO AE 09031. conch shells and beads rattling, the
The 417th BSB hot line is 355-8999 or (09321) Gruppo-Calli danced, sang, and mysti-
305999. fied the students and teachers. The
Phone numbers for patient liaisons are: Kitzingen, students gasped collectively as the
355-8415 or (09321) 305415; Wuerzburg and Giebel- Indians put on their six-foot-long head-
stadt, call the 67th Combat Support Hospital, 350-3874
or (0931) 8043874. dresses, covered with multi-colored
417th BSB feathers and then broke out into cries
Commander ..................................... Lt. Col. Russ Hall that echoed throughout the gym.
Public Affairs Officer ........................... Gabriele Drake
Fires charring family housing and occupants
by Michael Tolzmann USAREUR’s deputy chief of staff for engineering. put the fire out with a fire extinguisher.
Deputy Chief of Staff for Engineering “The leading cause of fire in USAREUR and the most com- The fire ruined his kitchen, causing estimated damage to his
It’s happened again. In fact, it’s happened 82 times in USA- mon mistake made by servicemembers and their families is non- quarters of $4,000. He also lost personal property valued at
REUR during this fiscal year, and next time it could kill some- attendance during cooking. One begins cooking on the stove and $1,500, which he could end up paying for himself.
one. leaves the kitchen, or is distracted and forgets to go back,” said “Dangerous mistakes are frequently made in attempting to
Fires are smoking out USAREUR’s family housing at an Scott Freeman, fire protection specialist. extinguish fires. Water dumped on a grease fire causes the fire to
alarming rate. Damages have totaled $618,705, and 18 of our Recently, a servicemember living in Heidelberg was cooking burst into a large ball of flame, and tossing flour on a fire can
own soldiers and family members have been injured. when he was temporarily distracted. He returned to find large cause an explosion,” Freeman said.
“The safety of USAREUR soldiers, civilians and their fami- flames shooting from a pan on the stove. Panicked and not think- Knowing what to do in the event of fire is the first step in
lies is absolutely paramount to me. That’s why I’m asking all ing clearly, he dumped water on the grease that produced flames, preventing fire. Staying alert, use kitchen reminders to help
who reside in family housing to live each day with safety in mind causing an explosion that engulfed him in a fireball. reduce USAREUR kitchen fires and make family housing a safer
and to remember that fire kills,” said Brig. Gen. Don Riley, He suffered second-degree burns on his hands and face and place for everyone.
Sports Crusader, October 12, 2001 9
Soldiers say yes to Stetsons
by Mark Heeter me,’” Reynolds said.
In addition to bull and horse riding, the cowboys and cowgirls
The cowboy leaned back for leverage while gripping the rope treated audiences to all the main events characteristic of this
that secured the stall gate. An orange flag whisked down, the gate pastime.
flew open, and the bull bucked out into the open. The event featured calf roping, barrel racing, a trick-roping
The scene played out several times during the two-day rodeo, demonstration, rescue riding and wild horse races, in which
which was held near Conn Barracks in Schweinfurt from Sept. groups of cowboys tried to saddle and ride wild horses.
7-9. The event was a collaboration of the European Rodeo “When you have experience, you don’t have to think about
Cowboy Association, or ERCA, and Rodeo USA. winning. I can’t think before riding,” said Marco Breitenbach, an
“This is a taste of home. We’re like a big family here,” said ERCA bull rider.
Ozzie Ozbeck, who doubled as one of the rodeo clowns and as a The Schweinfurt shows were qualifying events for the ERCA
bullfighter. championships scheduled to take place Oct. 6 and 7 at Pullman
“During any event in the rodeo, you have two competitors,” City in Passau, according to Reynolds.
Ozbeck said, explaining the competitive nature of a human going
up against an animal that weighs several hundred pounds. In addition to the competitions and sportsmanship of the
However, he added, he has respect for his oversized competitors. rodeo, the event was a chance for the families to come out and
enjoy a taste of the Wild West.
The feeling right before the bulls and horses explode into the
open arena is like no other, according to some veteran rodeo During the intermission between shows, children from
hands. throughout the audience were invited into the ring for their own
Travis Beck prepares to go for a rough ride with version of rodeo sports.
Monterey Jack. “It’s an adrenaline rush. The feeling in there is like nothing
else,” said Jake Reynolds of Bamberg, who is a veteran of the To the amusement of their parents, the youngsters chased a
European rodeo circuit and currently the ERCA bareback calf around the arena until one of them removed a tag to win a
“You try to picture in your mind what he’s going to do. You “This is a great bunch of people, just like family,” Reynolds
have to go in there thinking, ‘he’s definately not going to buck said as he moved around behind the scenes.
cowgirls from the
and USA Rodeo line
up with German,
several state flags
before the rodeo
starts near Conn Bar-
racks Sept. 9.
Moments later, riders
carried the national
flags through the
arena on horseback
during the singing of
the national anthems.
The rodeo show and
throughout Europe to
the two-day event,
which included all
major events found
at rodeos in the
Trick roper Jack Rogers dances around his lasso at United States.
center stage. Photos by Mark Heeter
Roundup Female footballer shows
from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. To make a reservation, call
469-8837 or (0951) 3008837. no fear and sticks with it
The women’s run/health fair which was
Hire a trainer by Lisa Eichhorn The team leadership echoes the sentiment of
Customize your fitness program with a CRUSADER her teammates. New to the Cougar coaching
scheduled early October has been postponed staff is Marcus George the assistant coach. He
until next spring. Apologies are offered for personal trainer at Bamberg’s JFK Physical
Fitness Center. Appointments are required for Many people have strong feelings against said that this is not his first experience with
any inconvenience this may have caused. co-ed sports teams, especially football. But that females on a football team, and he always
Anyone interested in volunteering should call one-on-one training. For more information,
call Victor Arthur at 469-8890 or (0951) hasn’t deterred Laura Ramirez. This Ansbach supports their desire to play.
468-7649 or (09841) 652029. Middle/High School junior joined the Cougar “I had a girl on my 1997 championship team
team in August and has made the commitment in Hohenfels, and she was tough. I treat them
Take the challenge Kick up action to see it through. just the same as my other players. When we run
The 235th BSB fitness coordinator needs Finney Sports and Leisure Center on Conn Ramirez said she originally joined the team our plays, we don’t look to see where Laura is.
volunteers to take part in the 2nd annual Better Barracks, Schweinfurt, now offers tae kwon to be a place kicker. But when that didn’t pan She takes some pretty hard hits, but she always
Bodies Fitness Challenge. Each month, parti- do classes for men, women, and children over out, she stayed with it. “After the initial prac- jumps right back up. I feel that if she wants to
cipants are evaluated on their progress. If you the age of 6. Classes are held every Monday tices I knew I wasn’t physically strong enough play this game and be on our team, then more
are interested in getting fit, take the challenge and Wednesday from 5-6:30 p.m. and 7-8:30 to be their kicker, but I wanted to stay on power to her,” George said.
by calling Sharon Morejon at 467-2810 or p.m. A discount is available for multiple fami- anyway. I didn’t want to be known as a quitter,”
(09802) 832810. ly members. For more information, call 354- she said.
6270 or (09721) 966270. In their first game the Cougars beat Bamberg
Get physical 46-0, giving Ramirez her first opportunity to
Get into shape in Bamberg’s aerobics YS needs coaches play. In the first snap of the fourth quarter, she
classes at BASICS, located next to the SATO The 280th BSB Youth Services sports made a spectacular tackle that drew loud cheers
travel office. Body sculpting is offered each program needs people to volunteer their time from the fans.
Monday at 4:15 p.m., tae box every Tuesday as coaches and mentors for several sports. The “I thought that when I first went in I would
and Wednesday at 5:30 p.m., and step circuit coaches are encouraged to teach children self- be scared, but I wasn’t at all. I just thought
classes every Tuesday, Thursday and esteem, good sportsmanship and fundamental about what we had practiced and did it. After I
Saturday at 9 a.m. Enjoy a combination class skills of the sport. To find out more about vol- made my first tackle, I was completely pumped
each Friday at 9 a.m. Purchase aerobics tickets unteering as a coach, call 354-6822 or (09721) up. I realized then what the game is all about,
at the recreation center. Cost is $2 per class. 966822. why the guys like it so much. I’ve never had
such an incredible feeling. My heart was
Play unit basketball Support your team pumping for an hour afterwards. That first
Show your school colors and support the game made all the practices and sore muscles
Register for Bamberg’s unit-level Thanks- Wuerzburg American High School volleyball
giving basketball tournament from Oct. 22- worth it,” she added.
team as they play Lakenheath Oct. 13 at 10
Nov. 16. The tournament will be held Nov. 23- a.m. at the Leighton Fitness Center. Call 350- Teammate Branndon Bachtel, freshman, said
25. All teams must be unit-level with rosters 7230 or (0931) 8897230 for more informa- that having her on the team is great. “I really
signed by unit commanders. For more infor- tion. admire Laura because she’s pretty brave. There
mation, call JFK Physical Fitness Center at are a lot of big guys on our team and they don’t
469-8890 or (0951) 3008890. Learn to golf treat her any differently than the other players.
So she gets knocked down a lot, but she always
Take free golf lessons at the 18-hole golf
Play paintball course on Larson Barracks, Kitzingen. You
gets back up and keeps on going,” he said.
“Whenever I take a big hit or have a bad prac- Lisa Eichhorn
The recreation center in Bamberg offers a must be an ID card holder to participate. For
paintball special until Oct. 31 every Thursday more information, call (09321) 4956. tice, I look at her and think to myself, if she can Laura Ramirez plays with the Ansbach
do it, then so can I,” Bachtel said. Cougars.
10 Crusader, October 12, 2001 Health & Fitness
This nurse CARES
When an older couple from America
faced daunting medical concerns while
Women should know about cancer
Health Promotions Release While properly performed self breast exams nign or harmless lumps can often be found by a
visiting last month, 1st Lt. Lydia Battey are a vital early detection method, the most combination of mammogram, ultrasound exam
stepped in. After doctors referred them to a Every three minutes a woman in the U.S. is important way to find breast cancer early is the and physical exam. If a lump is likely to be be-
host nation facility, Battey calmed the diagnosed with breast cancer. Every 12 minutes mammogram. Mammograms can find cancer up nign or harmless, your doctor may want you to
couple’s nerves about language barriers and a woman dies from breast cancer. One woman in to two years before you would be able to feel a have a follow-up mammogram or ultrasound
German medical care. Using “high school eight will be diagnosed with breast cancer in the lump during a self breast exam. exam in six months.
German,” she coordinated the couple’s stay next 12 months.
A mammogram is a breast X-ray that finds After menopause, mammograms may be less
and got them settled in the hospital – all For these reasons, Breast Cancer Awareness cancers when they are very small. The amount of uncomfortable. Women taking hormone replace-
after working a 12-hour shift. For her is observed each year during the month of Octo- radiation used in the X-ray is small and doesn’t ment therapy should have mammograms done
efforts, Battey is awarded the Wuerzburg ber. increase your risk of getting breast cancer. The after their period if they are taking cyclic horm-
hospital’s CARES award for September.
The U.S. Center for Health Promotion and risk of missing a breast cancer is much higher if one therapy.
Get sports physicals Preventive Medicine reports there is a 92 percent you don’t have regular mammograms.
Your breasts are squeezed between compres-
The best age to start getting regular mammo-
Children eligible for youth or high cure rate for breast cancer if it is detected early. grams depends on your risk of breast cancer. The
The best forms of early detection are monthly sion plates which is uncomfortable for a few risk is different for each woman based on risk
school winter sports should schedule a seconds. If your breasts hurt at the time of your
sports physical at the Wuerzburg hospital self breast exams, yearly mammograms after age factors such as age, gender, previous cancer,
40, and clinical exams by your health care period, have your mammogram done two weeks family history, menstruation before age 12,
pediatric clinic Nov. 5-6 from 1-3:30 p.m. before your period starts.
Physicals are by appointment only, and provider every year after age 40 and every three menopause after age 50 or late childbearing. Ask
there is no charge for pay patients. To years before 40. Sometimes close-up views are necessary. Be- your physician what is the best age for you.
schedule an appointment, call 350-3771 or
EDIS opens doors
Educational and Developmental Inter- Being prepared and
vention Services, or EDIS, at the U.S. Army
Hospital, Wuerzburg, hosts an open house staying alert, ready
Oct. 17 from 3-5 p.m. Learn more about
speech and language therapy, physical SSgt. Monina Ancheta tags mock pa-
therapy, social work, occupational therapy, tient SSgt. William Bravo, as PFC
audiology, psychology and more. EDIS is Joseph Ashford, left, and SPC Nadir
located in room 2NE30, upstairs from Hameed, right, document events du-
pediatrics. For more information, call 350- ring a simulated mass casualty exer-
3503 or (0931) 8043503. cise held during the hospital’s Ser-
geants’ Time training Sept. 26. Observ-
Observe BCA Month ing are deputy director of nursing Lt.
Col. Dennis Driscoll, left, and deputy
Wuerzburg Army Community Service emergency room chief Maj. Richard
hosts a potluck dinner Oct. 12 from 5-7 p.m. Caldwell. During a period of heighten-
to honor breast cancer survivors and cele- ed force protection and security meas-
brate life. The theme is “Touch My Life.” ures, the hospital command emphasiz-
Bring a dish and the recipe to share. ed evacuation plans for fires and bomb
Celebrate National Mammography Day threats, recall procedures and person-
Oct. 19 with a free mammogram screening nel accountability. The exercise tests
Oct. 15, 17 and 19. Call the Wuerzburg hos- the staff’s ability to respond to specific
pital family practice clinic to schedule an tasks when needed.
appointment, 350-3854 or (0931) 8043854.
The Breast Cancer Awareness luncheon Roger Teel
is Oct. 25 in the hospital theater from noon-
1 p.m. Maj. Joshua Sokol will speak on
imaging in the 21st century.
Decrease cancer risk
To combat cancer of all kinds, physical
Nurse finds a new person inside
and emotional fitness are needed. Exercise by Roger Teel “I also went back to real food. I eat butter, not
regularly, maintain a healthy weight and U.S. Army Hospital, Wuerzburg margarine, and I drink real soda, not diet. I just
avoid crash diets. Your diet should include watch the calories and think about why I’m
Faced with a daily three-hour commute and eating or drinking,” she added. “The real key is
foods that are lower in fat and added sugars challenged by being an Army wife, having a
and high in fiber. For your emotional health, to only eat when you’re hungry.”
professional career and raising three young
avoid stress, express emotions appropriate- children, Michelle Minard suffered from low “Many of us eat for reasons other than hunger.
ly and create healthy support systems. self-esteem. We eat because of boredom, stress, anxiety, and
“I found comfort in food,” she said. So she loneliness,” Drum said.
ate. Until she had had enough. “I reached rock She added, the non-diet program focuses on
bottom when I weighed 224 pounds,” she said. helping a person recognize and understand these
Health & Fitness Then last October, Minard signed up with the reasons while at the same time helping them
learn techniques to combat what she called
nutrition care division at the U.S. Army Hos-
Health and Fitness is a monthly supple- pital, Wuerzburg, and began a non-diet weight- “emotional eating.”
ment to the CRUSADER co-sponsored by loss program that focused on behavior modifica- “I have a lot more
the 98th ASG and the U.S. Army Hospital, tion and developing the proper attitude about energy, and my back
Wuerzburg. Editorial office is in the U.S. food. Oct. 24, 2000, became the first day of the and knees are pain
Army Hospital, Wuerzburg, room 4NE10, rest of her life. free,” Minard said.
phone 350-2296 or (0931) 8042296. “I had to do something. When I looked in the “But the absolute
Mailing address is Commander, U.S. Army mirror I didn’t like whom I saw,” she said. best thing about losing
Hospital, Attn: Public Affairs Office, Unit Now, nearly a year later, people hardly re- all the weight is the
26610, APO AE 09244. cognize her. With three weeks to go, Minard, a way my husband looks
Hospital licensed practical nurse who works at the hos- at me. He’s very proud
Commander .................. Col. Ray Tomkins pital’s internal medicine division, was 12 pounds of me. I can see it in
Public Affairs Officer .............. Roger Teel shy of her goal of losing 80 pounds. his eyes,” Minard said.
Health Promotions “I didn’t do this alone. Stephanie Taylor and For more infor-
Coordinator ..................... Candance Jones Capt. Claudia Drum, both nutrition specialists, mation about the non- Roger Teel
98th ASG Health were with me all the way. “I learned to look at diet weight loss pro- Before and after – Michelle Minard can
Promotions Coordinator ............ Lisa Reid what I was eating and to only eat when I was gram, call 350-3604 or no longer wear the jeans she wore last
hungry. I eat smaller portions. Minard (0931) 8043604. summer.
ASAC will visit classrooms throughout the high school, middle In conjunction with the health fair, the American Red Cross is
school and sixth-grade elementary school to discuss pledges for sponsoring a two-day blood drive with the assistance of the
clean and sober lifestyles. The teen lounge will host evening USAREUR Blood Bank from Landstuhl. The blood drive will
activities throughout the week. take place at the Finney Recreation Center Oct. 23-24 from 9
From Page 1 A Red Ribbon celebration wraps things up Oct. 26 when sixth- a.m. to 3 p.m. Soldiers will be given red ribbons to wear
graders present banners to the BSB commander pledging to be throughout the week, and community organizations will hand
The BSB Commander, Lt. Col.Timothy Hill, is the catalyst for drug free for one year. Girl Scouts are sponsoring an essay out red ribbons for car antennas throughout the month.
success. According to Shinneman, Hill’s vision is for the contest. Poster and essay contest winners will be awarded some The 417th BSB committee is headed by Joan Thomas, the
community to know it is Red Ribbon Week and to work toward excellent prizes this year, according to Shinneman. community liaison for child and youth services. Mark Chapman,
every week being a Red Ribbon Week in Bamberg. In Schweinfurt, the 280th BSB committee includes Kym ASAC, Andy Bailey, school liaison officer, Melinda Roark, Lisa
Activities begin Oct. 21 during Sunday prayer services in Ocasio, Army Communities of Excellence coordinator, Lorie Reid, school administrations and the teen center staff are
Bamberg chapels. On Oct. 22, Hill will sign a proclamation Khatod, schools liaison officer and BSB adjutant, Melinda assisting Thomas.
declaring it to be Red Ribbon Week. Roark, education coordinator, Lisa Reid, health promotion co- Red Ribbon Week kicks off Oct. 20 with a talent show at the
Bamberg American High School will have a variation of a ordinator, and Maj. Fred Pond, community health nurse. The Leighton Teen Center. Kitzingen and Wuerzburg elementary
program called “Every 15 Minutes.” Student volunteers will be Schweinfurt Health Clinic, the American Red Cross and a schools will have poster contests for their students. The
pulled from class every 15 minutes to dramatize the impact number of community agencies are also teaming up to be part of Wuerzburg middle and high schools will each hold a variation of
caused by the death of a youth every 15 minutes due to an this year’s activities. the “Every 15 Minutes” program.
alcohol-related traffic accident. Students will return to class in Red Ribbon Week begins Oct. 21 with special chapel services.
make-up and wear a sign describing how they died. Accident A community wellness celebration will be held Oct. 23 from 9 Ceremonies wrapping up the week will be held Oct. 25 for the
victims will not be able to interact with other students the rest of a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Finney Recreation Center. A Red Ribbon high school and Oct. 26 for the middle school.
the day. For more information on the Every 15 Minutes program, celebration will be held at 4 p.m. the same day and include an New this year, community schools will have a Wall of Tears
go to www.every15minutes.com. introduction by the BSB commander, Lt. Col. Timothy Gorrell, with the names of students who could have died during the week
Military police drug dogs will put on a demonstration at and awarding prize winners of the school’s poster and essay due to alcohol-related accidents. The high school will post
Bamberg Middle School Oct. 24. Throughout the week, the contests. pictures of the last 96 students on Thursday.