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									November 26, 2009
                       The
                               Outlook
                                   U.S. Army Garrisons Vicenza & Livorno                              www.USAG.Vicenza.Army.Mil                        Vol. 42, Issue 46


What’s Inside
   Garrison news
    pages 2 & 3
  Recent study shows
    smoking is no
    stress reducer


 Community news
    page 5
14th Trans. troops shore
up skills during Warrior
         Challenge


Community notes
  pages 6 & 7
OUT & ABOUT: A listing
   of local concerts,
 festivals and events

     Movie Schedule                                                                                                                                 Photo by Stacy Whitworth
                                   TROOP SUPPORT: Members of Daisy Troop 69 presented a handmade banner to 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat
         Sports                    Team Soldiers Nov. 18. Showing their support to the deploying unit, Daisy co-leader Barbara Werner made the official presentation to Sgt.
                                   Maj. Ruben Diaz. After the presentation the Soldiers joined the girls in a friendship circle where they sang “Make New Friends.”
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     173rd’s Madgic
    competes in Army
     10-Miler in D.C.
                                   Local DES leaders boost garrison know-how
                                   By TOM SAUNDERS                    class conducted overseas.
                                   IMCOM Europe PAO                      A two-person mobile training
    DRIVERS                           USAG Vicenza’s emergency
                                                                      team from the U.S. Army
                                                                      Military Police School at Fort
    BEWARE                         services have been reinforced,
                                   thanks to Adeal Frater, the
                                                                      Leonard Wood, Mo., brought
                                                                      the classroom to Europe as
    Due to urgent construction     installation’s deputy director
                                                                      part of a two-pronged IMCOM
in the tunnels between Vicenza     of emergency services and
Ovest and Vicenza Est, the                                            initiative to provide more cost
                                   provost marshal, and Sgt. 1st
autostrada A4 westbound lane                                          effective training and to bolster
                                   Class Kristopher Moeller, DES
toward Milan will be closed                                           the capability and knowledge
                                   provost sergeant.
from 9 p.m. Wednesday to 6                                            of DES and OPM personnel
                                      Frater and Moeller were two
a.m. Thursday and again from                                          globally.
                                   of 26 Installation Management
9 p.m. Thursday to 6 a.m.                                                Frater said the course covered
Friday.                            Command-Europe DES
                                                                      all the bases.
    The Tangenziale westbound      and provost marshal senior
                                                                         “It really brought everything
lane from Torri di Quartesolo      leaders who graduated from
                                                                      all together. I’m up-to-date on                                                   Photo by Sigurd Mack
toward Vicenza will be closed      a two-week law enforcement
                                                                      new requirements, we looked at      Staff Sgt. Timothy McCullough from USAG Brussels (left) and Master
from 9 p.m. Friday until 6 a.m.    senior leadership Course Nov.                                          Sgt. John Gillespie of USAG Benelux attack a simulated fire during
Saturday. The Tangenziale                                             Army policy, we looked at how
                                   6, marking the successful                                              the law enforcement senior leadership course at the Army Airfield
eastbound lane from Vicenza        completion of the first-ever                   See FRATER Page 3       Fire Department in Heidelberg earlier this month.
Ovest toward Torri di Quartesolo

                                            Month of the
                                                                                             HooahMail could mean same-day
will be closed from 9 p.m.
Saturday to 6 a.m. Sunday.

                                           Military Family
                                   USAG Vicenza PAO staff report                             delivery for letters to Afghanistan
                                                                                             By C. TODD LOPEZ                       loved ones in Afghanistan, in some
                                      “No one pays a higher price for our freedom than
                                   members of our nation’s military and their families.      Army News Service                      cases, the same day it’s sent.
                                   As sons and daughters, husbands and                                                                 The one-year pilot program
                                                                                               The Army’s HooahMail program becomes available Dec. 1 and makes
                                   wives, and mothers and fathers are
                                                                                             makes it possible for friends and use of the Internet combined with
                                   deployed, military families endure
                                                                                             family members to put a paper letter physical mail delivery to create
                                   with exceptional resilience and
                                                                                             and photograph into the hands of their                   See ARMY’S Page 5
                                   courage,” said President Barack
                                   Obama in his 2009 Month of the
                                   Military Family proclamation.                                                                                       MEETING
                                      “They provide our troops with                                                                                    MY MAYOR
                                   invaluable encouragement and love, Barack Obama                                                                     USAG Vicenza’s Sgt.
                                   and serve our nation in their own said ensuring                                                                     Daniel Burke met
                                                                                                                                                       with his Monteviale
                                   right. During Military Family Month, military families
                                                                                                                                                       mayor, Giuseppe
TRAVEL IN STYLE                    we honor the families of our Armed receive respect                                                                  Danieli, during the
European cruise vacations          Forces and thank them for their and support is a                                                                    garrison’s Meet the
don’t have to break the bank.      dedication to our country,” said “top priority.”                                                                    Mayors Day at the
Fun, affordable trips to exotic    Obama.                                                                                                              post gym Friday.
locations can be had.                 In his proclamation, Obama calls on all Americans
                                                                                                                                                       Photo by
See Travel Page 4                                                      See MONTH Page 2                                                                Laura Kreider
Opinion & Editorial
                                               Great American Smokout 2009

Smoking reduces stress? Think again
Study: Soldiers who smoke report significantly higher stress levels
By MARCIE BIRK                                 However, research shows that               tobacco.                                      stress. Studies have found that former
U.S. Army Center for Health                 nicotine does not reduce feelings                The physical, mental and emotional         tobacco users are less stressed than
Promotion and Preventive Medicine           of stress. In fact, nicotine-addicted         changes that result from nicotine             current tobacco users. The first step



    S
                                            individuals need nicotine simply to           addiction make tobacco users even             the tobacco user should take when
          oldiers face stresses unique to   feel normal. Studies show that what           more vulnerable to feelings of stress         trying to reduce stress is to quit
          their occupation. Time away       appears to be the relaxing effect of          while under pressure. In fact, just the       tobacco.
          from home, deployments and        smoking is really a reversal of the           thought of losing their “fix” can cause          Quit tobacco resources can be
heavy workloads cause Soldiers to           tension and irritability that develop         tobacco users to feel stressed.               found at www.UCanQuit2.org. For
feel substantial work-related stress.       when nicotine levels in the blood are            This response could reduce                 more information on tobacco and
   The Army offers a wide variety           falling. Because of the addiction to          a Soldier’s ability to focus                  stress, visit these Web sites:
of stress management tools ranging          nicotine, regular tobacco users feel          and adversely impact mission                      www.apa.org/releases/smoke
from recreational opportunities to          heightened stress between each use            performance. Nicotine withdrawal              stress.html
behavioral health services.                 of tobacco. This negative mood is             symptoms such as irritability, anger,             http://findarticles.com/p/articles/
   In the past, smoking breaks were         repeated throughout the day, making           frustration, anxiety, depression,             mi_qa3912/is_200803/ai_n25139850/
also offered as a stress management         tobacco users feel above-average              impaired concentration and                       Community members can make an
tool. While smoking breaks are no           levels of daily stress. A recent study        restlessness are not compatible               appointment with a care provider at
longer officially given, many Soldiers      found that military members who use           with military duties that depend on           the U.S. Army Health Center Vicenza
continue to smoke and use tobacco           tobacco to specifically reduce stress         concentration, critical thought or            to participate in the smoking cessation
because they believe it helps them          reported significantly higher stress          alertness.                                    program, which may include classes
deal with stress.                           levels than those who did not use                Bottom line: Tobacco use increases         and cessation pills.

                                            Month of the Military Family 2009
continued from Page 1               program offers a variety of            Financial readiness classes       for family members who have            percentage of our nation’s
to honor military families          instructional programs for youth   that help Soldiers and their           special needs; as they transition      population, our troops bear the
through private actions and         ages 12 months to 18 years         Families achieve financial self-       in, while they are here, and to        great responsibility of protecting
public service for the tremendous   old. Programs include music        sufficiency and independence;          transition to their next duty          our people,” said Obama in the
contributions they make in the      lessons, dance, cooking and            Classes that reinforce            station;                               proclamation. “They, along
support of service members and      martial arts.                      healthy parenting skills for first-        Newcomer orientations             with their families, serve us
our nation.                              Our AFTB program             time and experienced parents;          that help individuals adjust to        every day with courage and
   And as military communities      provides family training               A family advocacy                 their new environments; and            dignity. Ensuring that military
across the globe highlight          and readiness that provides        program, which provides                    Mental health and wellness        families receive the respect
activities that support our         participants with an               stress management, anger               classes for the mind and body.         they deserve and the support
families, the U.S. military         understanding of Army culture      management, marriage and                  And the list goes on and on.        they have earned is a top
community in Vicenza is             and the skills; and                parenting classes for both singles        “We are committed to serving        priority for my administration.
reminded that these programs             FRGs support our families    and couples. Family Advocacy           those who serve and sacrifice so       The strength of our nation
are a small sampling of the         on a daily basis by providing      Program also provides family           much for us daily, specifically        is measured not just by our
services offered day to day at      information and support to         enrichment activities to promote       the U.S. military community in         success on the battlefield, but
garrisons throughout the world.     spouses during deployment;         healthy family interactions;           Vicenza,” said the installation’s      also by our ability to support
   For example:                         USAG Vicenza also supports         An exceptional family             ACS director, Marva Dixon.             those families who have made
    USAG Vicenza’s SKIES           its families with:                 member program that advocate              “Though only a small                so many sacrifices for us.”




    Speak                            What are you thankful for this year ?
      Out



          Warrant Officer Rosanny M.          Vincenzo Di Somma          Sgt. 1st Class Koumphakan            Sgt. Antuan Snead, wife             Pfc. Justin M. Villareal
                 Del Carmen                    24-Hour Photo Lab           Singkhan & wife Laurie            Deidre, Cameron & Antuan              HHD, 14th Trans. Bn.
                14th Trans. Bn.                                                Dailey Singkhan                           II
                                               “I am thankful for                HHC, 1-503rd                    HHC, 173rd ABCT
                                                                                                                                               “That all of my
             “For my health and             the birth of my second                                                                           comrades came home with
          for being part of a great         daughter.”                     “I am thankful for getting           “We are thankful for         me and that the overall
          community. It is a great                                      to come to Italy to visit            family, being able to be        health and morale of my
          blessing to be stationed in                                   my husband before his                together.”                      unit is up.”
          Vicenza, Italy.”                                              deployment.”


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                                                                                                                         Garrison news
                                Saying farewell


                                                                                                                                                                      Photos by Annette Fournier
(At left) Maj. Jay Baker, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team and wife Colleen embrace as they say goodbye Monday. Baker and
other Soldiers of the 173rd departed for their year-long deployment to Afghanistan. (At right) HHC Soldiers and the advance teams for 1- and 2-503 Infantry, 173rd ABCT,
load up moments before departure. The U.S. Army Garrison Vicenza is supporting all phases of the deployment, from pre-deployment processing to movement to the airfield.




Frater, Moeller reinforce emergency services                                                                                                              Reed. “This was designed to provide
continued from Page 1                                        experience shared for procuring Operations Branch, and Candy Vidal,
                                                             equipment and knowledge of regulation USAMPS LESEL course manager,                           some solid resources, encourage student
“the fire services work, we talked about                     with other attendees.                           covered a variety of subjects spanning       discussions, and deliver an overview
how to get resources,” he said. “We                             Once sources of pride for Frater the DES and OPM functions to include                     of the roles and expectations of senior
learned a lot of things from each other,                     during the conference was the discovery law enforcement and fire management                  DES and PMO personnel from an Army
the group, that we can take home and                         that “our new communication system processes, as well as resourcing,                         perspective.
use. We got a lot of information, but                        for Darby and Vicenza is the best in budgeting and contract management                          Reed explained that when a course




                                                                                                 ‘
we also shared problems and shared                           the USAREUR foot print after some using a seminar-style teaching approach                    places senior civilian and military
solutions. This course makes sense.”                         of the horror                                                        in order to foster      members in a venue like this, they tend
   Frater said the course gave him                           stories we heard                                                     discussions and         to learn a great deal from each others
a better understanding of how to                             about commo                                                          exchange of ideas.      experiences as most of them have
                                                                                                 I also know now
integrate components of the DES, lik
setting up incident command posts
for any type of incident and better
understanding for planning, organizing
and administrating the seven programs
the DES is responsible for.
                                                             equipment.”
                                                                “
                                                             encouraged the
                                                             USAREUR PM
                                                                        W


                                                             to have more
                                                             provost marshal
                                                                                e      that I can go to any of
                                                                                      the people here (with) a
                                                                                          problem and get
                                                                                             good feedback.
                                                                                                                      ‘              Reed explained
                                                                                                                                  that one of the goals
                                                                                                                                  was to provide
                                                                                                                                  training that
                                                                                                                                  facilitated sharing
                                                                                                                                  of knowledge.
                                                                                                                                                          learned a lot of what they know by doing
                                                                                                                                                          this job.
                                                                                                                                                             Perhaps the most important aspect
                                                                                                                                                          aside from the sharing of information
                                                                                                                                                          and ideas, students indicated, was the
                                                                                                                                                          ability to develop a “network.”
   “We also discovered that DES and                          conferences so                                                          “This program           “There were a lot of great ideas
the provost marshal office are reporting                                                                                                                  and a lot of knowledge shared,” said
data in different ways, resulting in
                                                             we can share
                                                                                       Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Drexel of instruction is
                                                             knowledge more                                                       designed to assist      Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Drexel, USAG
                                                                                       USAG Heidelberg provost sergeant
military police not getting credit for                       often,” said                                                         provost marshals,       Heidelberg provost sergeant. “I feel
some of the things they do,” said Frater.                    Frater, noting that                                                  DESs, and their         better equipped now. But, I also know
“To most of us this was a huge oversight                     it has been over a year since the last senior operational staff to better                    now that I can go to any of the people
and we were able to come up with a fix                       conference.                                     perform their law enforcement and force      here and say ‘I have a problem’ and
to capture data in the future.”                                 Instructors David Reed, USAMPS protection duties. It’s not as simple as a                 I feel confident I will get some good
   He said another big plus was the                          c h i e f o f t h e L a w E n f o r c e m e n t ‘how to be a police chief’ course,” said     feedback.”


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November 26, 2009                                                                                                                                                          THE   Outlook            3
Travel


It’s all that remains of the legendary Atlantis - one of the Greek Isles called Santorini. Luxury cruise ships from Venice stop at this tourist attaction to give visitors an opportunity
to explore it. Only the island’s outer rim and center volcanic island remain.




Leaving gray days for fun in the sun
Story and photos by STEVE SANDERSON                           a deep breath and said, ‘Where do I sign and how early
Special to the Outlook                                        can we climb aboard?’



    I
                                                                 The cruise included ports of call at the Greek Isles
        t was your typical overcast, damp dreary day.         of Santorini, Mykonos, Corfu, and featured a stop in
        Much like many this time of year in northern Italy    Athens along with Dubrovnik, Croatia. We grabbed
        before we welcome the radiant sun and snow            it like a hot meal during the last phase of Ranger
sprinkles of December and January. My wife and I              School, then rushed home and began shoving clothes
found ourselves stuck between the beauties of fall and        in suitcases. Then we sat on the edge of our bed in the
winter, and looking for some place to go.                     dark and waited until the day we were scheduled to go
    The Caserma Ederle Outdoor Recreation Center              to the port.
offered many appealing trips, but we had experienced



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                                                              Floating amusement park
most of them. We dashed over to SATO Travel, but                            y first glance of our ship at the port in
they didn’t have any last-minute intriguing getaways                        Venice made me wonder how something
for us either.                                                              so huge could float. On board and
    We were becoming mildly desperate. My wife, Lori,         underway, I wondered how something so huge could
began biting her fingernails and I was nervously running      navigate and sail so smoothly. Meanwhile, surrounding
my fingers through what little hair I have left on my         us were multiple restaurants, numerous buffets, ornate
head. We suddenly remembered an English-speaking              lounges, lavish theaters, a casino, indoor and outdoor
travel agent we encountered at a bazaar recently held         swimming pools, well-equipped fitness centers and a
on post. With his business card in hand, we rushed out        spa. Most noteworthy was the quality and quantity of
the Chapel Gate in a quest to find his nearby office for      free food being presented in so many enticing fashions
solutions.                                                    and attractive locations. My senses were on overload; it
    Less than a three-minute jog away and arriving like       was so easy to go overboard in a wonderful way. Lori
contestants scrambling in the Amazing Race, we burst          and I immediately began scheming from our nicely
through the travel agency’s door and met Devon.               appointed ‘cabin with a view’—we must find a way to
    We told Devon of our plight and desires for               become stowaways at the end of this cruise.
something relatively cheap, yet exciting. Something              Following a brief stop in Ancona, Italy, we headed
like a 10-dollar roundtrip to the Canary Islands for a        for the Greek Isles with the first stop at Santorini,
week. Devon began biting his fingernails and running          reportedly the legendary Atlantis. Santorini is                Overlooking the charming old town of Dubrovnik with its
his fingers over his smoothly shaved scalp. Then, he          essentially what remains of an enormous volcanic               walls surrounding it.
flipped through some late-breaking offers from tourist        explosion and tsunami 3,600 years ago, destroying
traps; reviewed e-mails from other agents, and asked,                                                                        out how they did it. It added a whole new meaning to
                                                              the Minoan civilization on what was formerly a large           the word “old” for me. I could touch and feel buildings
‘How about a roundtrip Costa cruise from Venice to            island. Whether you subscribe to Santorini as Atlantis, it
the Greek Isles and Croatia? It leaves this weekend.’                                                                        preceded only by the pyramids in Egypt. After hunting
                                                              is breathtakingly beautiful, mysterious and worth your         for souvenirs in the Plaka (shopping district), we wound
    I asked how much..., and how much bigger than             subtle exploration. It is pristine, traditional Greek—
a gondola was this boat leaving from Venice. I was                                                                           our way back to rejoin our ship’s tour group and headed
                                                              basically your cliff-hugging, white-washed buildings,          back for more of our floating vacation.
shocked at both responses. For less than $500 per             your quiet-and-quaint kind of place. Once ashore at
person, Lori and I could live on a majestic ocean liner,                                                                         Moments after our return to the dock, our cruise liner
                                                              the base of formidable, steep ridges, the only way to          left port for our next destination: Dubrovnik, Croatia.
cruise the eastern Mediterranean for eight days with          visit the place is to take a high-tech lift to the top, ride



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exotic ports of call, while enjoying all our catered meals                                                                   Discovering Dubrovnik
                                                              up on one of the many island’s donkeys or just hike.                       ritish playwright George Bernard Shaw said
and entertainment provided for no additional cost. I took     While the donkey ride seemed novel and somewhat                            after his visit in 1929, “If you want to see
                                                              alluring, their gamy aroma will stay with you all day.                     Heaven on Earth, come to Dubrovnik.” It’s
                                                              We opted for the quick cable-car ride up to extend our         best to get your bearings of “heaven” by walking atop its
                                                              visit of Atlantis.                                             encircling 15th century Old City walls. The trip around
                                                                 In sharp contrast is Mykonos, the next port call            was about two miles and within its ramparts you’ll
                                                              - famous for its cosmopolitan atmosphere, exciting             discover a jumble of new shops and ethnic restaurants
                                                              nightlife, sandy beaches and crystal clear waters. If          tucked into history. The Croatian people were very kind
                                                              you like crowded bars and clubs, parties lasting until         and the Kuna exchange rate was generous. We filled
                                                              dawn, you’ll be right at home here. Bring along a              our tote bag with unique hand-made candles and other
                                                              designated sailor to ensure you make it back “on board         trinkets, and then headed home to the sea. Our cruise
                                                              - on time” or the ship may leave you, your memories            ship was waiting to take us back on our overnight trip
                                                              and hangover behind.                                           to Venice. Thoughts of becoming stowaways returned.



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                                                              Ancient Athens                                                     Our eight-day, all-expense-paid, sun-filled, floating
                                                                         eaving these two magical Greek Isles behind,        escape from the gray of northern Italy, was sadly ending.
                                                                         the enchanting capital Athens awaited our           It seemed like only yesterday we began the memorable
                                                                         next visit on the horizon. The ancient city         trip and it was, all too suddenly, time to disembark. My
                                                              with a glorious history is often called the birthplace         wife was forced to pry me from our cabin. Holding on
                                                              of civilization and democracy, a center for arts and           instead to incredible memories, I left the ship behind. It
                                                              philosophy, and home to Plato and Aristotle’s teachings.       had rained in Vicenza nearly every day we were gone,
                                                              What would a visit to Athens be without going to the           but the sun was now beginning to shine.
                                                              Acropolis to see the Parthenon, one of the most perfect            Upcoming cruises from Italy include ports of call
                                                              buildings by the world’s most advanced civilization?           in Egypt. Maybe we will see you on board. Invest in
Coastal fishing boats seem indifferent to time or weather
as they float in the crystal clear waters of Mykonos.         One studied for centuries and we still have not figured        this golden opportunity; you’ll come home richer for it.

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                                                                                        Community events
                                                                                                                                                        D             arby
                                                                                                                                                                      ates
                                                                                                                                                       Christmas tree lighting
                                                                                                                                                           The Camp Darby
                                                                                                                                                       Community is invited to
                                                                                                                                                       the Christmas tree lighting
             Staff Sgt.                                                                                                                                ceremony Dec. 4 in the PX
Christopher Lemire,                                                                                                                                    plaza at 5 p.m.
Pfc. Amanda Tribble                                                                                                                                        Come and enjoy Christmas
and Pfc. Tim Hocut,                                                                                                                                    carols, the tree lighting and
 511th Military Police
                                                                                                                                                       a special visit from our jolly
   Platoon, conquer
the obstacle course
                                                                                                                                                       friend.
  to become the 14th                                                                                                                                       Call ODR for more
      Transportation                                                                                                                                   information at 633-7775.
    Battalion Warrior
  Challenge winning                                                                                                                                     Bologna Motor Show
                 team.                                                                                                                                    Outdoor Recreation is going
                                                                                                                                                       to the Bologna Motor Show
                                                                                                                                                       Dec. 5. Call ODR for more
                                                                                                                                                       information at 633-7775.

                                                                                                                                                           How to handle
                                                                                                                                                          money in marriage




14 Trans. troops vie for top spot
                                                                                                                                                          Learn how to handle money

          th                                                                                                                                           in a marriage when you attend
                                                                                                                                                       this Dec. 3 class.
                                                                                                                                                          Call 633-7084 for more
                                                                                                                                                       information.

Story and photos by                                                                                    not planned to take part in the
                                                                                                                                                       Sing karaoke with Bibi
JOYCE COSTELLO                                                                                         challenge. She said she was
                                                                                                                                                           on Thursdays
USAG Livorno Public Affairs                                                                            motivated by her NCO to train                      Sing along with Bibi at
                                                                                                       up and was glad she faced up to                 karaoke night every Thursday.
   Soldiers from Caserma                                                                               the challenge.                                     Call the Darby Community
Ederle, Camp Darby and Aviano                                                                             “During the ruck march, all                  Club at 633-7855 for details.
Air Base took part in the second                                                                       of my blisters from training
14th Transportation Battalion                                                                          were really painful, but I dug                   Call today to sign up
Warrior Challenge at Camp                                                                              deep and kept going for the                         for an ITR trip
Darby Nov. 20. The nine teams                                                                          team,” said Tribble.                                Holiday Bazaar: Why fight
started at 3 a.m. with no breaks                                                                          “Motivating each other                       the crowds and worry with the
in between events, according to                                                                        and team work helps to build                    hassle of a parking space? ITR
14th Trans. Command Sgt. Maj.                                                                          confidence in yourself and your                 is going to bring everything to
Jason Runnels.                                                                                         team,” said Pfc. Tim Hocut,                     Camp Darby. Find Italian gifts
   “This challenge was about          Staff Sgt. Christopher Lemire, 511th MP Platoon, gets a mouthful
                                                                                                       511 th MP Warrior Challenge                     for everyone on your Christmas
not being scared of that which        of muddy water as he low craws during the competition’s obstacle                                                 list in the Darby Community
                                      course. He was later named the day’s top shooter.                winner. “We came out to win…
lies in front of you and having                                                                                                                        Club Dec. 4.
                                                                                                       and beat the Lieutenant team
a balance between physical            training—constantly doing ruck “But, all the hard work really                                                        Call ITR for more
                                                                                                       and we did.”                                    information at 633-7589.
fitness and tactical skills,”         marches, working on our litter helped build a relationship          The 511 th MP’s now have
                                      carrying and five-gallon water within our team and increased bragging rights and the Warrior                         Florence Noel: Among
said Runnels. “This challenge
                                      bucket carries,” said Staff Sgt. our drive and mission-first Challenge streamer on their unit                    many lights and special effects,
was designed to encourage the                                                                                                                          ‘Florence Noel’ comes alive.
troops to push themselves to          Christopher Lemire, member of attitude.”                         guidon.                                         At this traditional Christmas
excel.”                               the winning team from Darby’s        Teammate Pfc. Amanda           “…until the next challenge,”                 festival, you’ll find handmade
   “We had to do some hard core       511th Military Police Platoon. Tribble said she had initially shouted an opposing team.                          articles, decorations and food.
                                                                                                                                                           For more information about


Army’s HooahMail free for family members
                                                                                                                                                       this Dec. 5 trip, visit www.
                                                                                                                                                       florencenoel.it. Call ITR for
                                                                                                                                                       more information at 633-7589.
continued from Page 1                              as though they were addressing a paper               A paper letter sent directly from the states
hybrid mail system that can get letters into the   envelope.                                        takes much longer, Hilsher said.                        Darby Religious
hands of Soldiers in remote locations much            Their electronic letter is sent via the           “Compared to traditional mail ... it                   activities
faster than regular mail delivery alone.           Internet to one of 10 locations in Afghanistan   reduces it from an average of 14 days down            For details, call the chapel at
   “This gives Soldiers actual printed             where special equipment will automatically       to same-day or next-day, ready for delivery,”      633-7267 (050-54-7267).
correspondence that is sent from their family      print it, fold it, stuff it into an envelope,    he said.                                              9:40 a.m.: Catholic
members that they can take out on a mission        address it, and seal it.                             The HooahMail program is free for family       Reconciliation
with them and read and reread again,” said            The sealed envelopes are then placed into     members and friends, and is available for             10 a.m.: Catholic Mass
Bill Hilsher, Army postal program manager.         the regular intra-theater APO mail delivery      Soldiers in Afghanistan only.                         11:15 a.m.: Protestant
   Family members that want to send a letter       system.                                              Service for the Army’s HooahMail pilot         worship
and a photograph to a Soldier in Afghanistan          Hilsher said depending on where Soldiers      program is provided by “SuperLetter,”                 Protestant Sunday school
would log into the program’s Web site at           are in Afghanistan, the paper letter from        which provides similar services to the British     starts at 10.a.m.; Catholic CCD
www.hooahmail.us. There, they type in their        home could be in their hands the same day        military for its “e-Bluey” program and             at 11:15 a.m.
message and attach a digital photo. They also      as mother sent it, or it could take as many as   the U.S. Marine Corps for its “Motomail”              The chapel is collecting
add delivery information for their Soldier,        four days.                                       program.                                           cardboard, robes, children’s
                                                                                                                                                       plastic swimming pools and
                                                                                                                                                       cardboard rolls from paper

Easy online access to                              By CHIARA MATTIROLO
                                                   USAG Livorno Public Affairs
                                                                                                    online.com or use the computer ... (in the
                                                                                                    lobby),” said Mirella Bernardelli, medical
                                                                                                                                                       towels and toilet paper.
                                                                                                                                                          Community members can
                                                                                                                                                       contact the Catholic education

care now available at
                                                      Easy access to TRICARE Online is now          records technician. “(It’s) a big opportunity
                                                                                                                                                       coordinator to find out when
                                                   available in the Livorno Health Clinic           to give beneficiaries easy access to care.”
                                                                                                                                                       the next confirmation will take
                                                   lobby. A computer is connected at all times,        “Booking an appointment online is
                                                                                                                                                       place.

Livorno Health Clinic
                                                   allowing customers to link to TRICARE,           really easy and allows you to avoid long              Choir practice is at 9:30
                                                   where they can book appointments and             lines, as well as choosing the exact day and       a.m on Sunday before Mass.
                                                   update personal data. “Customers can             time for your visit, comfortably from your
                                                   access the site from home at www.tricare         computer,” said medic Spc. Holly Arnold.

November 26, 2009                                                                                                                                           THE   Outlook                   5
Out&About                                                                                                                                              by Dorothy Carlyle




                                                                                                                                                               Creative art
                                                                                                                                                               on stage:
                                                                                                                                                               (At left and above)
                                                                                                                                                               Performances are ongoing at
                                                                                                                                                               the Teatro Comunale Citta di
                                                                                                                                                               Vicenza. For tickets or more
                                                                                                                                                               information, e-mail info@tcvi.it
                                                                                                                                                               or call 0444-32-7393.

                                                                                                                                                               Photos courtesy of Teatro
                                                                                                                                                               Comunale Citta di Vicenza


                                                                               Bassano: Christmas market.              6-9 from sunup to sundown and           represented in the nativity display
          Holiday                              Art &                        Find over 40 chalets between               has more than 400 vendors.              include France, Spain, Slovenia,
          concert                            exhibitions                    Piazza Garibaldi and Piazzotto                As at all markets, which can get     Switzerland, Germany, Austria,
                                                                            Montevecchio open daily from 10            very crowded, it is wise to keep        the Czech Republic, Portugal,
   The “Corale dei Colli                  Free Vicenza art exhibition
                                                                            a.m.-7:30 p.m., closed on Monday           an extra watch on your personal         Peru, Africa, Latin America,
Berici,” an Italian 90-element        in SS Ambrogio e Bellino until                                                                                           South Korea, China and Japan.
                                                                            until Dec. 24; also find a train for       belongings.
choir, and the Vicenza garrison       Dec. 6: Paintings by Aleksandar                                                                                          The show is divided into four
chapel invite community               Duravcevic, Thursday and Friday       young and old alike and take a ride
                                                                            around the city center Nov. 28, 29;
                                                                                                                                                               main sections, including the life
members to a holiday concert          from 3-7 p.m.; weekends 10 a.m.                                                             Nativity                     of Jesus and the art and tradition
Dec. 11 at 5:30 p.m. at the           to 12:30 p.m. and 3 to 7 p.m.         Dec. 8, 12, 13, 19 and 20; in Piazza
                                                                                                                                  scenes                       of the nativity scenes in the
Caserma Ederle chapel. A                 Verona – mineral show in           Liberta’ until Jan. 10. Enjoy an
                                                                                                                                                               Veneto region.
reception will follow.                exhibition hall Dec.4-6 from 9        antique roundabout.
                                                                                                                          It is a sure sign that the holiday      The event is open 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
                                      a.m.-6 p.m. Entrance is 5 euro.          Bussolengo: Christmas village           season is fast approaching              daily, including holidays, through
         Outdoor                      Gold and silver jewelry.              open through Jan. 11, open daily           as the city of Verona sets up           Jan. 24. Entry is 7 euros.
        Recreation                        Sarmede, province of             from 9 a.m.-7:30 p.m., closed the          its traditional comet-star -- a            After visiting the nativity
                                      Treviso: 27th International           mornings of Dec. 3, 10, 17 and will        70-meter tall, 78-ton sculpture         scenes in the Arena, a short
   San Martino ski/snowboard          Illustrations for Children            open at 3 p.m. Closed Christmas            that typically stretches from the       distance from there is another
day Dec. 5.                           ‘Images of Fantasy’ through           Day.                                       Arena onto Piazza Bra.                  nativity exhibition on Via Marin
   Christmas time in Ljubljana,       Dec. 20, free, in the town hall.         Tre n t o : I n P i a z z a F i e r a      The international show of            Faliero. This is the 17th edition
Slovenia, departing Dec. 5.           The theme is ‘Fairytales of the       the market is open Sunday to               nativity scenes sponsored by            of the international exhibition
   Bolzano and Merano                 Ocean’ and the event will host        Thursday, 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m.,               UNESCO, opens Dec. 5 and                of nativity scenes by artistic
Christmas markets Dec. 6.             16 artists from 16 countries.         Friday-Saturday from 10 a.m.-              is now in its 26th year. Visitors       artisans. On display are more
   Wednesday ski/snowboard            Open weekdays 9 a.m.-1 p.m.;          8:30 p.m. and Dec. 24 from 10              can see 400 nativity scenes from        than 90 scenes divided into four
waxing 101 class Dec. 9.              2-4 p.m.; 8-9:30 p.m.; Sundays        a.m.-5 p.m.;                               around the world, all of which          sections: traditional, artistic,
   Vi p i t e n o a n d B r i x e n   from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and              Bolzano: Market in Piazza               will be set against a backdrop of       original and three-dimensional.
                                      2:30-9:30 p.m.                        Walther Nov. 27-Dec. 23. Open              music and lights.                       Open Sundays 9 a.m.-noon
Christmas markets Dec. 12
   St. Lucia Christmas market                                               Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-7 p.m.,               This year’s edition will bring       and 2:30-7 p.m. until Jan. 13.
in Verona Dec. 13                     Christmas markets                     Sunday 9 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Food               the total number of nativity scenes     Christmas Day open 9 a.m.-
                                                                            stands open until 8 p.m. each day;         shown at the Arena over the years       noon and 3:30-7 p.m. Free
   ID card required for day trip
                                                                               Bressanone: Nov. 27-Jan. 6.             to more than 6,000.                     entry. For directions, visit www.
to Nice, France, Dec. 19-20.             Vicenza’s annual Christmas
                                                                               Brunico: Nov. 27-Jan. 6.
                                                                                                                          Countries and continents             presepiverona.it.
                                      market is open through Dec. 24 in
      Pay concerts                    Giardini Salvi 20. Small wooden
                                                                            Market is open weekdays from
                                                                            2:30- 7 p.m. and on the weekends
        & events
   Muse: Bologna Saturday;
                                      chalets open on weekdays, 3-8
                                      p.m. and weekends, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
                                         An ice-skating rink will be
                                                                            from 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
                                                                               Merano: Weekdays 10:30 a.m.-
                                                                                                                          Now Showing
Torino Dec. 4.                        set up weekdays from 3 p.m.-          7:30 p.m., weekends 10 a.m.-7:30
   Juliette Lewis: Milan Tuesday.     midnight and weekends from 10         p.m. through Jan. 6.
                                                                               Vipiteno: Friday-Jan. 6.
                                                                                                                                               Ederle Theater
   Depeche Mode: Bologna              a.m.-midnight through Jan. 10.
                                                                               Milan: Dec. 7 is a special date           Wed.           Sorority Row (R)                               6 p.m.
Tuesday; Torino Thursday.                The Epiphany market will be
                                                                            in Milan -- the day of its patron            Friday         All About Steve (PG-13)                        6 p.m.
   Marylan Manson: Villorba,          held the weekend of Jan. 6. A
Treviso Nov. 26; in Milan Friday.     medieval market with costumed         saint, the mythically energetic                             Halloween 2 (R)                                9 p.m.
   Tommy Emmanuel: Florence           vendors will be set up in Piazza      Ambrogio.                                    Saturday       Planet 51 (PG)                                 3 p.m.
Saturday.                             delle Erbe.                              The popular event related to                             New Moon (PG-13)                               6 p.m.
   Paradise Lost: Milan Dec. 8;          Trento: Nov. 21-Dec.24. Last       this day is the centuries-old market         Sunday         Planet 51 (PG)                                 3 p.m.
Rome Dec. 9.                          year more than 530,000 visitors       where the feast day of Saint                                New Moon (PG-13)                               6 p.m.
   Stryper: Milan, Alcatraz, Jan.     saw 70 exhibitors in their colorful   Ambrose is celebrated in and
                                                                                                                         Wed.           The Informant (R)                              6 p.m.
19.                                   houses at the market area in Piazza   around Piazza Sant’Ambrogio.
                                                                                                                         Dec. 3         Halloween 2 (R)
   Europe: Milan Jan. 26; in          Fiera. Opening hours: 10 a.m. to         The market is called Oh Bei,
Rome Jan 28; in Nonantola             7:30 p.m. daily and 10 a.m.-5 p.m.    Oh Bei, or How Beautiful, How                                   Camp Darby Theater
(Modena) Jan. 9; in Padova Jan.       on Dec. 24.                           Beautiful in English, because of             Friday         The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard (R)            6 p.m.
30.                                      Asiago: Christmas and              the cries stall-holders used in              Saturday       Surrogate (PG-13)                              6 p.m.
   For tickets, visit Media World     Epiphany markets Dec. 7, 8, 9,        bygone days to attract customers.
                                                                                                                         Sunday         A Christmas Carol (PG)                         1 p.m.
or www.greenticket .it/index.html     15, 16 and Dec. 22–Jan. 6, open       Vendors offer mainly bric-a-brac
                                                                                                                         Dec. 3         The Informant (R)                              6 p.m.
?imposta_lingua=ing or www.           10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 3:30-7:30      items and candies.
ticketone.it /EN/.                    p.m.                                     The market will be held Dec.                     Admission: Age 12 and over $4, under age 12, $2.
                                                                                                                           The Ederle theater box office opens one hour prior to show.

    Looking to buy or sell items? Check out MWR’s Marketplace at                                                            Looking for the movie synopsis? Visit www.aafes.com, scroll to
                                                                                                                         the bottom of the page and click on Movie Schedule.
                     www.mwrmarketplace.com.

6        THE   Outlook                                                                                                                                                     November 26, 2009
                                                                                               Community briefs
   Visit with Santa,                    Dec. 4 from 9–11 p.m. A $49.95         followed by a system degradation            Dec. 3: Pre-school Playgroup
 Curious George at PX                   package includes one lane for two      of services Dec. 7-8 during the         3:30 p.m.                                 Religious activities
    Santa will be visiting the         hours, a large cheese pizza and        final system checkouts. Full system         Dec. 7: Book Club 10:30 a.m.
Vicenza Main Exchange Dec. 5            pitcher of soda, shoe rental and up    restoration is expected no later than       Dec. 8: Toddler Playgroup
from 10 a.m-1 p.m. He will be           to six people per lane.                Dec. 9. TRICARE Online users            10-11:30 a.m.                               Chaplain Crisis Line
set up in the toy department and                                               may contact their assigned military         Dec. 11: Out and About 9:30              To speak with a chaplain
available for free digital pictures
                                             Parent & child                    treatment facility for appointments     a.m.; Infant Playgroup 11 a.m.             after hours call 634-KARE
with children.                             anger management                    and scheduling needs.                       Dec. 14: Lunch Playdate               (634-5273).
    Visit Curious George Dec. 12          Anger management for you                                                    11:15 a.m.
                                        and your child Dec. 3 at the Davis        Sidewalk parking in                                                                 Sunday services
from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. He will                                                                                         Dec. 15: Family Night
                                        Soldier and Family Readiness                   Villaggio                                                                     8 a.m.: Sacrament of
be available for story time in the                                                                                     Activity 6:30 p.m.
                                        Center. Adults attend at 11:30 a.m.       The Directorate of Emergency                                                    Reconciliation, or by
Bookmark area at 11:30.                                                                                                   For more information, visit
                                        and parents and children at 3:30       Services is asking Villaggio                                                       appointment
                                                                                                                       momsclubofvicenza@yahoo.com.
  High school football                  p.m. Call 634-7489 with questions.     residents who parks on Via Giotto                                                     9 a.m.: Roman Catholic
    airing Thursday                                                            or Emerson to park halfway on the       Soldiers invited to USO                    Mass
   AFN Europe received more than
                                         ADHD/Autism support                   sidewalks on these streets to allow          Thanksgiving                             (Daily Mass is held
500 e-mails and phone calls from
                                            The support group meets Dec.       the buses to pass.                         U S O Vi c e n z a i s h o s t i n g    weekdays at noon)
people saying they liked AFN’s live
                                        3 at 11 a.m. at the Davis Soldier         This will preclude DES from          Thanksgiving Dinner for Soldiers.             9 a.m.: Protestant
                                        and Family Readiness Center. It        having to restrict parking to one       Dinner will be served Thursday             Sunday school and
Super6 DoDDs high school football
                                        is a gathering where attendees can     side of the road to allow room for      at 3 p.m at the USO Bldg. 9A.              AWANAs (September
championship coverage.
                                        meet in a comfortable atmosphere       the buses to pass.                      To volunteer to help with the              through May in Vicenza
   Many of them requested that
                                        to discuss issues and encourage                                                dinner, contact Torie at 634-7156          High School)
AFN re-air the games. The games
will air Thanksgiving Day at 11
                                        one another.                              New parent support                   or tgotaas@uso.org.                           10:45 a.m.: Catholic
                                                                                   New Parent Support Program                                                     religious education (Sept.-
a.m. on the Pentagon Channel.                  New in town?                    hosts a Playgroup Dec. 2 at 10 a.m.        DFAC Thanksgiving                       May in Vicenza High
                                           Relocation Readiness Program        at the Youth Services building at
      Gift certificates                                                                                                    The installation’s annual              School)
                                        hosts a newcomer orientation           Villaggio. The playgroup provides       Thanksgiving meal will be held
   A gift certificate from MWR                                                                                                                                       11 a . m . : P r o t e s t a n t
                                        briefing Dec. 4 at 11:45 a.m. at       an opportunity for children to          Wednesday as follows:
makes the perfect holiday gift. Gift                                                                                                                              worship
                                        the Davis Soldier and Family           interact with others their age.              11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. for Soldiers
certificates are now available for                                                                                                                                   1:30 p.m.: Full Gospel
                                        Readiness Center.                                                              and their families.
purchase at ODR, Sports, Fitness &
                                                                                   Volunteer building                                                             Pentecostal worship
Aquatics, the arts and crafts center                                                                                        11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. for               4 p.m.: Lutheran
                                           Vote on fave Boys&                     Learn how to build an effective
and the Arena.                                                                                                         173d Soldiers and guests.                  worship
                                            Girls Club artwork                 volunteer program Dec. 2 at 1                12:45-2 p.m. for all other unit
                                           Vote for your favorite artwork at   p.m. at the ACS building. This                                                        6 p.m.: Contemporary
          Now hiring                                                                                                   Soldiers and guests.                       Christian service
   Positions are available at           the Boys & Girls Club of America       class is ideal for FRGs, private             2:30-4:30 p.m. for retirees,
                                        National Fine Art Exhibit Dec. 7–      organizations and schools.
Outdoor Recreation, the gym,                                                                                           DA civilians and Italian employees.              Mondays
                                        January 1. Support Vicenza’s Youth
Arena, arts and crafts center and                                              Attention new mothers                       Cost is $5.95 for Soldiers (E4            Noon: LDS scripture
                                        by stopping by the post library and
Ederle Inn. For current vacancies                                                  An infant massage class is         and below, and family members).            study
and details about the positions, call   casting your vote.
                                                                               slated Dec. 4 at 10 a.m. at the ACS     All others pay $7. Grab and Go will
the Vicenza CPAC at 634-7349 /                                                                                         not be available but take out orders            Tuesdays
                                           SAS ice skating trip                building. Learn how to soothe a
                                                                                                                                                                   9:15 a.m.: Protestant
6597, e-mail Vicenza.NAF@EUR.              Sign up for the School Age          cranky baby and create a closer         are available upon request.
army.mil or visit http://acpol.army.                                                                                       Food containers will be available      Women of the Chapel
                                        Services ice skating field trip Dec.   bond with your child through
mil/employ ment/ and search for         5 for $35. Sign up by Nov. 27. Call    massage.                                to take out patrons only.                        Wednesdays
jobs in Italy.                          634-8253 to reserve your spot.             A breastfeeding basics class
                                                                                                                             Holiday musical                         3 p.m.: Praise Dance
 Arts and crafts events                                                        will be held. Dec. 8 at 9:30 a.m.                                                  practice
                                           Saturday child care                                                            Don’t miss the holiday musical
    A dedicated working space                                                                                         review performed at the Soldiers’             3:30 p.m.: Middle
                                          Enjoy Saturday child care at           December book club                                                               School Club Beyond
has been reserved just for spouses      CDC Bldg. 395 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m.           The club will discuss “The          Theatre       Dec. 4 - 13, Fridays
every Friday at the arts and crafts                                                                                    and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and
                                                                                                                                                                  meets in VHS cafeteria
                                        Reservations can be made two           Unbearable Lightness of Being”
center multi-crafts room. Share                                                                                                                                   September-May
                                        weeks in advance. Call 634-7559.       by Milan Kundera Dec. 3 at 7 p.m.       Sundays at 2 p.m. The cost is $12
craft ideas, make new friends, and                                                                                                                                   5 p.m.: Contemporary
                                                                               at the post library. Call 634-7291.     for adults and $10 for students.
work on your projects 11 a.m. – 4        Deployment parenting                                                                                                     Praise band practice
                                                                                                                       Call 634-7281 or 0444-71-7281 for
p.m. It is free.                           Parenting during Deployment            MOMS Club events                                                                   5:30 p.m.: PWOC
                                                                                                                       more information.
    A wood safety certification        workshop set Dec. 8 at 11:30                Tuesday: Board Meeting                                                       evening Bible study
class is set Dec. 6 at the arts and     a.m. at Davis Soldier and Family       9:30 a.m.                                                                          (beginning Sept. 8. Child
crafts center from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.     Readiness Center.                                                                                                         care offered for children
   An intro to framing class is set        Learn how to deal with the                                                                                             ages 6 weeks to 4 years)
Dec. 16 at 2 p.m. at the center.        challenges of going from a two-                                                                                              5:30 p.m.: High School
Learn to use the various equipment      parent household to a “single”                                                                                            Club Beyond meets at the
associated with framing. Cost           parent home due to a Soldier’s                                                                                            Teen Center September-
includes picture and supplies.          deployment.                                                                                                               May. Call 340-139-4073.
    A mixed media art class is set                                                                                                                                  5:30 p.m.: Catholic
Dec. 2 at 4 p.m.                             TRICARE Online                                                                                                       choir practice
   Call the center at 634-7074 for            maintenance                                                                                                            6:45 p.m.: Gospel choir
more information.                          The TRICARE Online                                                                                                     practice
                                        maintenance upgrade is scheduled
 Handmade Christmas                     to begin at 8 p.m.                                                                                                               Thursdays
    slated Dec. 5                          Dec. 4. The upgrade will entail                                                                                           9:30 a.m.: Catholic
   Support local artists and let kids   a system-wide outage from the                                                                                             Women of the Chapel
ages 3 and up enjoy free crafting       evening of Dec. 4 to Dec. 6,                                                                                                 5:30 p.m.: Gospel
projects with the arts and craft                                                                                                                                  service choir rehearsal
center Dec. 5. Enjoy up to five great          Community                                                                                                             7:15 p.m.: Gospel
holiday crafts free from 10 a.m. – 4       Calendar Highlights                                                                                                    service Bible study
p.m. at the center.
                                               November is                                                                                                         Faith group contacts
   Shop for local handicrafts and
                                                                                                                                                                     Islamic: Spc. Kasimov,
products at the arts center and               Native American                                                                                                     329-034-3511.
enjoy the Vicenza Community Club              Heritage Month                                                                                                         Jewish:Sandy
holiday bazaar in Club V from 10                                                                                                                                  Schoenberg at 634-6202
                                          Through Dec. 4- Combined
a.m.–5 p.m.                                                                                                                                                       or sandy.schoenberg@eur.
                                          Federal Campaign
   Enjoy Christmas carolers at 2                                                                                                                                  army.mil.
p.m. and face painting, and pictures      Wednesday- InfoX; DFAC
                                                                                                                                                                     Latter Day Saints:
with Santa ($5 for a CD with              Thanksgiving                                                                          Photo by Laura Kreider            Scripture study is held
                                          Thursday- Thanksgiving
multiple images). Call 634-7074
for information.                          Friday- Training Holiday
                                                                                  Turkey time:          Divina Francesconi, Caserma Ederle’s                      each Monday, noon-1 p.m.
                                                                                  commissary grocery manager, and store worker Jacqueline                         at the chapel. Sunday
                                          Monday- Winter Safety Day               Rodriguez unpacked turkeys in the commissary deep freezer                       services, 9:30 a.m.-12:30
    Dine-in movie and                     Dec. 8- Italian Holiday                 Nov. 19 in preparation for the hundreds of birds the store will                 p.m. downtown. Call Sean
         bowling                          Dec. 10- Holiday Tree Lighting          sell over the holidays. As of last week, the commissary had                     Peterson at 335-821-9492.
   Watch a movie projected on the                                                 sold more than 400 turkeys since Nov. 1.                                           Call the Caserma Ederle
                                          Dec. 11-Italian choir performs
screens as you bowl at the Arena                                                                                                                                  chapel at 634-7519 (0444-
                                                                                                                                                                  71-7519) for religious
     DON’T BE LATE: E-mail briefs to editor@eur.army.mil noon Monday or by Friday at 4 p.m. if Monday is a holiday.                                               activities.


November 26, 2009                                                                                                                                                        THE    Outlook                 7
                                                                                                                                              S       ports
                                                                                                                                                      horts
                                                                                                                                          Sign up for cheerleading
                                                                                                                                           Cheerleading enrollment is
                                                                                                                                         now open for ages 6-15 through
                                                                                                                                         Dec. 9 or until spaces are filled.
                                                                                                                                         Space is limited!
                                                                                                                                           Cheerleading season will be
                                                                                                                                         Jan 11-Feb 27. Practices begin
                                                                                                                                         Dec. 29. For more information,
                                                                                                                                         call Alex Ruiz at 634-6151.
                                                                                                                                         Enroll at Central Registration,
                                                                                                                                         634-7206.

                                                                                                                                               Beginners and
                                                                                                                                            experienced runners
                                                                                                                                            needed for triathlon
                                                                                                                                                training club
                                                                                                                                            Triathlon training club offered
                                                                                                                                         through ODR at the post gym.
                                                                                                                                         Info meeting set Dec. 9 at 5:30
                                                                                                                                         p.m.
                                                                                                                                            Beginners and experience
                                                                                                                                         participants are needed and
                                                                                                                                         welcome. Call Bea Giometto at
Staff Sgt. Kirk Madgic laps around the track as part of his workout routine.                                                             634-7453.



173rd’s Madgic a non-stop athlete
Story and photo by LAURA KREIDER                                   to travel back to the States and meet the great race organizers,”
                                                                                                                                              Youth basketball
                                                                                                                                         registration open through
                                                                                                                                          Dec. 9 for kids ages 3-15
                                                                                                                                            Join CYSS Sports &
Outlook Staff                                                      he said. “I have trained throughout the summer to get ready
                                                                   for the competition, and even if I wanted to do more I felt like      Fitness for basketball season.
   More than 21,000 runners participated in the 25th annual        I didn’t have enough time.”                                           Registration runs Monday
U.S. Army Ten-Miler, which took place in Washington D.C.              “I praise Staff Sgt. Madgic, for his participation in our sports   through Dec. 9.
Oct. 4.                                                            programs,” said USAG Vicenza sports programmer Ricky                     Open to youth ages 3-15.
   Among the thousands was Staff Sgt. Kirk Madgic, of              Jackson. “He is often participating in various sports or events       Practice begins in December.
173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team’s Headquarters and              simultaneously, and he takes pride in his practices, training and     Dates will be determined.
Headquarters Company, who traveled from Vicenza and                competitions. He is definitely an asset for the USAG-V Sports,        Season runs Jan. 11–Feb. 27.
arrived in Washington the night before the race.                   Fitness & Aquatics community and U.S. Army.”                          Cost is $46.
   “This was the best year for the weather,” said Madgic, who         Madgic, who will deploy to Afghanistan by year’s end,
crossed the finish line in 57 minutes, 26 seconds to place 81st.   enjoys several sports. While stationed at Vicenza, he has taken         Youth Ski/Snowboard
   This year was his third time participating, having also raced   advantage of the surrounding Berici Hills for bike riding and          days return Dec. 5 with
in 2002 and 2003.                                                  the nearby Alps for skiing.
   To qualify for the national competition, Madgic completed                                                                             $10 trip to San Martino for
                                                                       “I like winter, because of skiing, and last year it was a very
his run in 58:46.81 at the U.S. Forces Europe Army 10-Miler        good season, because of the amount of snow and duration of                    a day of fun
qualification race hosted by USAG Grafenwoehr in June.             the ski season,” said Madgic. “When I can, I also play tennis; it        Enrollment begins Monday at
   “I am very satisfied with this year’s results,” said Madgic.    is more social for me while running is more a solitary pursuit.       Central Registration, Bldg. 108
   “It has been a great experience and a tremendous opportunity    But whatever I do, I enjoy sports activity.”                          for youth in grades 6-12.
                                                                                                                                            Point of contact is Michael
                                                                                                                                         Morris at Youth Services at
                                                                                                                                         634-7659. Overnight trips this
                                                                                                                                         season to Garmisch will be Dec.
                                                                                                                                         29-31 and Feb. 19-21 for youth
                                                                                                                                         in grades 7-12.
                                                                                                                                            Day trips include the following
                                                                                                                                         locations: San Martino, Folgaria,
                                                                                                                                         and Kron Platz. Maximum of 20
                                                                                                                                         spots available per trip.

                                                                                                                                          Need a personal trainer?
                                                                                                                                            Call today for help
                                                                                                                                           Call the fitness center at 634-
                                                                                                                                         6716 or visit www.vicenzaMWR.
                                                                                                                                         com for information.

                                                                                                                                          Open-play volleyball set
                                                                                                                                          Tuesdays, Thursdays for
                                                                                                                                            participants over 15
                                                                                                                                            The community (over age
                                                                                                                                         15) is invited to join in pick-up,
                                                                                                                                         open-play volleyball games
                                                                                                                                         every Tuesday and Thursday
                                                                                                                                         at the fitness center from 6:30-
Ladies soccer team seeking members
                                                                                                              Photo by Laura Kreider
                                                                                                                                         8 p.m.
                                                                                                                                            Improve your skills, have fun
Petra Perreault practices her footwork Monday evening at Caserma Ederle. Perreault is a member of the installation’s ladies soccer
team—Vicenza Internazionale, so named because it boasts players from several countries, including the United States, Germany,            and build morale. Call 634-7009
Italy, Poland, Puerto Rico and Panama. The team, a mix of active duty, military spouses and civilians, is looking for new players. To    for information.
join, contact Charity Smith at charity1725@ yahoo.com or Julia Sibilla at thesibillas@hotmail.com. The team will host a friendship
match Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. at the soccer field behind the Ederle Inn.

8       THE   Outlook                                                                                                                                    November 26, 2009

								
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