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									                                                                                                                                                 HPMarch 27, 2008
             Vol. 33, No. 24                                                                          

                                                                                                                                                          Speed Read
                                                                                                                                                 PHOTO GALLERY
                               Serving the communities in U.S. Army Garrison Baden-Württemberg                                                   For more photos of the USAG Baden-Würt-
                                                                                                                                                 temberg/Heidelberg ceremony, Albert
                                                                                                                                                 Schweitzer basketball tournament, Rod
                                                                                                                                                 and Gun Club Easter egg hunt and local
                                                                                                                                                 high school sporting events, visit www.
Direct report garrison changes name                                                                                                    

                                                                                                                                                 A PLACE TO REST AND HEAL
USAG Baden-Württemberg now                                                     Kaiserslautern.
                                                                                  Immediately following the
                                                                                                                  Ulses thanked the German
                                                                                                                and American attendees,
                                                                                                                                                 The Heidelberg Soldier and Family As-
                                                                                                                                                 sistance Center works in partnership with
oversees Darmstadt, Heidelberg,                                                re-designationceremony,the
                                                                               USAG Heidelberg was acti-
                                                                                                                noting that the ceremony
                                                                                                                was not an end, but a contin-
                                                                                                                                                 the WTU to provide support services to
                                                                                                                                                 warriors in transition. The SFAC will hold a
Kaiserslautern, Mannheim                                                       vated as an indirect report
                                                                               garrison commanded by Lt.
                                                                                                                uation and expansion of the
                                                                                                                garrison, “to better serve our
                                                                                                                                                 grand opening of its new space April 3. 3

By Art McQueen                       rick Henry Village.                       Col. Robert L. White.            Soldiers, civilians and family
HERALD POST STAFF                       USAG Baden-Württem-                       White said he considered it   members.”                        50 YEARS OF SIGNAL
                                     berg, under the command of                a great honor to be given the      Ulses will now be able to      5th Signal Command
   The U.S. Army Garrison            Col. Robert J. Ulses, is now              opportunity to command           focus on direct reporting        held a Joint Coalition
Heidelberg re-designated to          the direct report garrison re-            “the most desirable com-         garrison issues. “Transfor-      Day as part of the
become the U.S. Army Gar-            sponsible for overseeing the              munity outside the United        mation is complicated and        regimental week
rison Baden-Württemberg              communities of Heidelberg,                States in which to live, work    needs detailed attention.The     celebrating 50
today in a ceremony on Pat-                                                    and play.”                                                        years of signal in
                                     Mannheim, Darmstadt and                                                                  see USAG page 11   Europe. 3

                                                                                                                                                 SPECIAL NEEDS TRUSTS
                                                                                                                                                 Parenting a special needs child can be a
                                                                                                                                                 wonderful and challenging task. But how
                                                                                                                                                 do you ensure their financial needs will be
                                                                                                                                                 met in the future? 4

Bringing nations                                                                                                                                 DARE IN DARMSTADT

                                                                                                                                                 Staff Sgt. Michele Magar and the DARE
                                                                                                                                                 decision-making model is empowering
                                                                                                                                                 students to make better choices. 6

                                                                                                                                                 A BITE OUT OF TERRORISM
                                                                                                                                                 230th MP Company hosts Rheinland-Pfalz
                                                                                                                                                 Polizei dog teams to perform explosive-
                                                                                                                                                 detection training on Miesau Army
                                                                                                                                                 Depot. 8

                                                                                                                                                 DEPLOYMENT PREPARATION
                                                                                                                                                 28th Transportation Battalion cased its
                                                                                                                                                 colors in a ceremony at Coleman Barracks
                                                                                                                                                 in Mannheim. 11

                                                                                                                                                    Defense Details
                                                                                                                                                 320,000 SCREENED
                                                                                                                                                 This month the Army screened its 320,000
                                                                                                                                                 Soldier as part of the Post-Deployment
                                                                                                                                                 Health Reassessment program. The Army
                                                                                                                                                 began screening Soldiers – Active, Guard
                                                                                                                                                 and Reserve – in August 2005. Soldiers
                                                                                                                                                 who returned from a combat deployment
                                                                                                                                                 more than 90 days ago are eligible for the
                                                                                                                                                 three-part screening.

                                                                                                                                                 Army news:
                                                                                                                                                 Defense news:

                                                      Photos by Gene Knudsen
Fans cheer for Team USA during Saturday’s opening ceremony for the
                                                                                                                                                        What’s Inside
Albert Schweitzer Basketball Tournament at the Mannheim Sports
Arena. The The biennial event, featuring 15 junior national teams                                                                                Our Army Around the World ...............10
from around the world and one all-star American team, is the larg-                                                                               Dear Ms. Vicki .....................................12
est privately organized youth tournament in the world. (right) Jeffree                                                                           Family & Culture .................................12
Withy, a 7-foot-1-inch senior from San Diego, Calif., completes one of                                                                           GET OUT! .............................................13
his monster dunks against Israel in Saturday’s first tournament win                                                                              The Reel Life .........................................13
for Team USA. Schweitzer Basketball tournament play continues this
                                                                                                                                                 Movies .................................................13
week with the championship game scheduled for Saturday at 4 p.m.
in the Arena.                                                                                                                                    Announcements ..................................14
                                                                                                                                                 Sports ...........................................16-17
2                                                                            OUTLOOK                                                                                    Thursday, March 27, 2008                               HP

We’re under construction; be aware of safety hazards
By Col Robert J. Ulses                Perhaps the most visible        installation safety office work                  dren, please ensure each child                              cut by an angle grinder, note
USAG BADEN-WÜRTTEMBERG COMMANDER   project is the construction of     closely with the contractors                     knows to stay out of construc-                              how many workers are wear-
                                   the Grasweg Access Control         to ensure the safety of all par-                 tion sites. Children are of-                                ing eye protection. The haz-
   For the most part, construc-    Point to Patrick Henry Vil-        ties, while trying to reduce                     ten attracted to construction                               ards are real and can result in
tion in the U.S. Army Gar-         lage, which has temporarily        the impact on residents, the                     sites, which are inundated                                  personal injury.
rison Baden-Württemberg            caused outgoing traffic to be      workforce and the construc-                      with serious hazards: deep                                     If you work in or visit ar-
communities is relatively mild     redirected.                        tion team.                                       excavations that contain wa-                                eas undergoing construction
and has very little impact in         Another construction proj-         It is also a legal, ethical and               ter, ladders, scaffolding and                               or renovation, please comply
terms of traffic and support       ect forecasted to impact the       social responsibility of all                     equipment, edges and floor                                  with any posted warning signs
services.                          community is the closing of        construction companies to                        openings, sharp tools, danger-                              or work-around procedures
   However, there are several      the Village Pavilion in May        protect the health and safety                    ous chemicals, etc.                                         to ensure the safety of your-
projects – because of their        for renovation. Other projects     of workers and non-workers                          Excessive noise level is a                               self and others.
scope – that impact the way        fall under the general term of     on a construction site.                          danger to workers and the                                      More importantly, be pa-
we do things.                      construction such as roof re-         However, we’re not infal-                     public. Jackhammers, con-                                   tient and maintain your situ-
   Depending on the size of a      pair, installation of elevators    lible and may miss some-                         crete saws and compactors                                   ational awareness through-
project, construction can last     and handicap ramps, renova-        thing. That’s where you come                     are among the worst offend-                                 out the construction period.
from two weeks to several          tion projects, etc.                in. Don’t hesitate to report a                   ers. The next time you pass a                               If you see unsafe conditions
months. Regrettably, these            The health and safety of our    hazard you observe to the in-                    site or street work where loud                              notify the installation safety
projects must be carried out in    community members must be          stallation safety office. They                   noise is being generated, note                              office at DSN 373-5277,civ.
an environment where people        taken into consideration. The      will investigate the hazard and                  how many people are wearing                                 06221-17-5277.
live and work, which some-         safety of all parties is my re-    work with the appropriate                        ear protection.                                                The bottom line: it’s incum-
times can be inconvenient to       sponsibility and utmost con-       agencies to get it resolved and                     When you see concrete or                                 bent upon each of us to use
the very people the projects,      cern.                              keep you informed of their ef-                   stone being broken up by a                                  sound judgment when work-
when complete, are designed           The directorate of public       forts along the way.                             jackhammer or when you see                                  ing around construction sites
to support.                        works, provost marshal and            For those of you with chil-                   sparks flying as steel is being                             and equipment.


Simply Good.
                                                                                            How rare it is to see an organization retain its
                                                                                            focus and simply do the best it can, doing one
                                                                                            thing really, really well – without distractions.
By Art McQueen                             or decaf. That’s all, served in a thick,            Mind you, while there was no ginger-                              retain its focus and simply do the best
HERALD POST STAFF                          sturdy, built-to-last, white stoneware           chipotle-battered shrimp with organic                                it can, doing one thing really, really
                                           mug that would slap you if you called            free-range asparagus, don’t think for a                              well – without distractions.
   On a recent trip to near the absolute   it porcelain.                                    minute the joint lacked variety.                                        My waitress did not repeatedly re-
middle of the United States, I visited        Bright, even lighting reflected softly           Just about every conceivable way to                               turn chipper to my table with an insin-
an example of American efficiency          off the shiny clean tables, but failed to        make bacon and eggs, chicken, steak,                                 cere “Everything alright here?” which
and economy that gave me more than         illuminate any mission statement on              potatoes and grits was represented on                                usually translates as: “What must I do
the meal I paid for; it gave me hope for   the wall – because there wasn’t one.             both sides of the menu-mat.                                          to keep you losers happy and tipping
the future.                                   The menu/placemat was laminated                  To augment my meal, a carry-all bas-                              well?”
   The restaurant chain, open 24 hours     plastic, telling me prices don’t change          ket of ketchup, mustard, steak sauce,                                   She simply refilled my cup of coffee
a day, is not fancy. The waitress, look-   with the weather here, like they do              two types of hot sauce, salt and pepper                              and focused on what was really impor-
ing remarkably sane – as her uniform       at pretentious eateries that put their           provided just about every manly form                                 tant. “Was everything cooked OK?”
was free of buttons, blinking lights       specials on a chalk board – as if the            of condimentation I could think of.                                     I admitted that I liked hash browns
and other “flair,” – nodded hello and      chef spent his early mornings flagging              My order: three fried eggs, toast,                                crispy throughout instead of just on
motioned me to the section of my           down a refrigerated truck to get their           bacon and hash browns – delivered in                                 the outside.
choice. I ordered a coffee and took a      “catch of the day.”                              four minutes – along with a refill of                                   “No problem, just ask for them
look around.                                  The waitress waited patiently for my          tasty coffee and as many creamers as I                               ‘spread out’ next time,” she replied.
   Coffee? A bargain at $1.30 for a nev-   order without wasting my time and                asked for, no less, no more.                                            So, like the Army, there is a unique
er-empty cup. No cappuccinos, chai,        introducing herself with a long list                As I devoured my late-night feast, I                              language to learn if you want to be ef-
frappachinos, latte’s or other drinks      of “specials” or “recommendations.”              struggled to think of anything else that                             ficient.
not of Anglo-Saxon origin.                 Bless her heart, she actually assumed I          worked with this kind of efficiency.                                    I’ll know better next time, I’m defi-
   The choices? Tasty and hot; caf         knew what I wanted to eat.                          How rare it is to see an organization                             nitely going back.

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HP Thursday, March 27, 2008                                                       NEWS                                                                                              3

Taking care of wounded troops a top priority
Soldier and Family                                         ing without a working elevator – and still have the
                                                           energy to make decisions about their future.
                                                              So Parker brings the office to the Soldier.
Assistance Center gets                                        “It’s overwhelming when she brings people to me
                                                           when I need it,” Simmons said. “She told me, ‘what-
new space in Heidelberg                                    ever you need, I can get it done.’”
                                                              Part of that help included finding a house that was
By Art McQueen                                             disability friendly. “What she found was perfect, like
HERALD POST STAFF                                          it was made for me,” she said. “There is even a Ger-
                                                           man physical therapy facility nearby.”
   Eachmovementonthecouchwhereshesitscauses                   Simmons’ former unit was concerned and cared
visible pain to Sgt. 1st Class Priscilla Simmons; how-     about her situation, but no office is equipped to
ever, the smile on her face tells the story of a warrior   sustain long-term assistance and support of injured
who has found the right place to rest – and heal.          Soldiers like a WTU, she said.
   “The walls were closing in on me,” she said, refer-        Time-consuming tasks like paperwork for Medi-
ring to her bedridden status before being assigned to      cal Evaluation Boards, applying for benefits and re-
the Warrior Transition Unit in November.                   searching options for re-enlistment or transition can
   After a deployment to Kosovo aggravated a pre-          be draining for someone who is healing, said Staff
vious serious injury, Simmons found herself almost         Sgt. Marc Wilson, Heidelberg WTU cadre.
immobile, with a husband constantly travelling and            “We have people helping the Soldiers make the                                                                  Art McQueen
two children in college, who were concerned but un-        best decisions about retirement, re-upping or tran-          Rose Parker (facing), Soldier and Family Assistance Center
                                                                                                                        specialist, helps Sgt. 1st Class Priscilla Simmons, Heidelberg
able to physically help their mother.                      sitioning,” he said. “We ensure their pay is right and
                                                                                                                        Warrior Transition Unit, fill out transportation paperwork.
   Now with the Heidelberg Soldier and Family As-          help them apply for benefits, making sure that heal-
sistance Center working in partnership with the            ing takes place whether in or out of the military.”             Not eligible are those:
WTU to provide support services, “my entire family            The Army expects Soldier to be productive while             pending an investigation, UCMJ or administrative
has peace of mind,” Simmons said.                          recovering. “That is a requirement,” Wilson said.            separation
   The SFAC, which will hold a grand opening of               For Simmons, that entails pursuit of her Doctor of          having a normal, uncomplicated pregnancy
its new space next to Army Community Services at           Theology degree and preparing for retirement.                  with permanent profiles requiring a mandatory
the Heidelberg Shopping Center April 3, provides              “My plan is to help other Soldiers as a civilian,         medical retention board
a “warm, relaxed environment” where Soldiers and           to share my experiences,” she said. “My short-term              A warrior in transition will normally remain at
their families can gather to foster physical, spiri-       goal is to drive again.”                                     home station and be reassigned to the WTU while
tual and mental healing, said SFAC specialist Rose                   What is a Warrior Transition Unit?                 awaiting MEB/PEB results. “The Army will do what-
Parker.                                                       Medical holdover operations began in 2003, as             ever is best for the Soldier,” Parker said.
   Operational since Jan. 4, the center is designed as     large numbers of Reserve Component Soldiers were                The Heidelberg WTU has 20 Soldiers, cover-
a one-stop location designed to provide support ser-       mobilized in support of operations Enduring and              ing Hanau, Darmstadt, Mannheim, Stuttgart and
vices regarding finances, child care, family advocacy,     Iraqi Freedom.                                               Heidelberg, said Capt. Stephen Hyder, WTU com-
budgeting,chaplainassistance,legalassistance,mili-            As the population of Soldiers in need of medical          mander. His seven squad leaders are tasked with
tary personnel issues, logistics and transportation,       evaluation and treatment rose, the Army established          direct supervision and assistance “day and night”
installation access, benefits counseling, education        dedicatedstructurestosupportthoseSoldierstasked              to their assigned WTs. For those in Heidelberg, the
and employment opportunities.                              with overseeing the health, welfare and morale of            opening of the SFAC is making that job easier.
   “The services are individualized,” Parker said. “We     warriors receiving medical care at Army facilities.             “Now that we have the space, it is working very
are working hard to link with all the other services          Medical holdover has given way to the term war-           well,” Parker said. “The SFAC is not just here for the
from housing to reassignment – most have been very         rior in transition, it is defined as Soldiers who are:       Soldier, but for the whole family.”
accommodating.”                                              assigned to a medical hold company                            The SFAC is located in Building 3850 in the Heidel-
   This accommodation usually recognizes that                on Active-Duty Medical Extension Status                    berg Shopping Center. Hours are 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
many wounded warriors do not have the stamina to             going through a Medical Evaluation Board                   Monday-Friday, except Thursday, 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
do simple things like get up the stairs – in a build-        requiring medical care more than six months                For more information, call DSN 370-8415.

Unit celebrates 50 years of signal in Europe
5th Signal Command Public Affairs                                                                                                                The command’s regimental week
                                                                                                                                              kicked off March 14 with the 2008
  The 5th Signal Command held a                                                                                                               European Regimental Signal Ball with
Joint Coalition Day at Funari Barracks                                                                                                        United States Army Europe and 7th
in Mannheim March 20 to end the                                                                                                               Army Commander Gen. David D.
command’s regimental week that cel-                                                                                                           McKiernan as the guest speaker.
ebrated 50 years of signal in Europe.                                                                                                            McKiernan praised the signaleers
  The event brought together signal                                                                                                           for leading the charge in transforma-
and Army members and leaders, past                                                                                                            tion saying that many of the bench-
and present, as well as coalition part-                                                                                                       marks that have been set for future
ners.                                                                                                                                         forces in Europe are things that “5th
  Guests were treated to a display of                                                                                                         Signal Command does already.”
current signal equipment and Soldiers                                                                                    Sgt. Jonathon Gray      Other events throughout the week
and were given a command briefing by        Soldiers from the 5th Signal Command re-enact radio calls from various time periods dur-          included a junior officer leader forum,
senior leadership.                          ing an historic tableau ceremony at Funari Barracks in Mannheim March 20. The ceremony            an organization day and a golf tourna-
  The highlight of the day was a his-       was the last day of the command’s regimental week, whcih celebrated 50 years of signal in         ment.
torical tableau ceremony hosted by 5th      Europe.                                                                                              The 5th Signal Command is known
Signal Commander Brig. Gen. Jeffery         World War II to thepresent day re-en-        we are beside them when needed. We                   as the communications arm of
Smith Jr.                                   acted various radio techniques using         are the first in, the last out, and we –             USAREUR and 7th Army, providing
  Guests listened to the command’s          old and new equipment.                       my signal brothers and sisters – epito-              communications support to warfight-
history while 5th Signal Soldiers             “We are the voice, eyes and ears of        mize service,” said Smith during his                 ersdeployedincombatandemployees
dressed in uniforms ranging from            the Army. We serve those who fight;          remarks at the ceremony.                             stationed in European garrisons.
4                                                                                             NEWS                                                        Thursday, March 27, 2008           HP

                         time to file
                                                            The Special Needs Trust:
Economic Stimulus Act
   The U.S. Congress has passed and President George        Protecting your special needs child, his future
W. Bush signed into law the Economic Stimulus Act
of 2008.                                                    By Marisa Willis                             may leave little left to put aside for        have elected a Survivor Benefit Plan,
   Many individuals who are not required to file a tax      MANNHEIM EFMP COORDINATOR                    any future planning. It is important          so the person with the disability will
return should now go ahead and file one for the year                                                     to realize that any asset a family may        always have some income and medi-
2007 in order to receive a stimulus payment. Starting          Parenting a special needs child can       have can be used to fund a SNT.               cal care. They may still want an SNT
in May, the Treasury will begin sending economic            be a wonderful and challenging task.             Your options may include the fol-         to manage the other resources which
stimulus payments to more than 130 million house-           But while you may be meeting your            lowing:                                       will supplement the military ben-
holds.                                                      child’s needs at present, how do you           Savings. No matter how you look at          efits.
   To receive a payment, taxpayers must have a valid        ensure their needs will be met in the        it, the family will have to save for the        Insurance. For the average family,
Social Security number (not an ITIN), $3,000 of             future?                                      future. The government benefit pro-           life insurance may be the only way for
income and file a 2007 federal tax return. IRS will take       One way is by creating a Supple-          grams have never provided enough              them to leave a large lump sum for
care of the rest. Eligible people will receive up to $600   mental or Special Needs Trust.               for even poverty-level existence. A           the future by making small monthly
($1,200 for married couples), and parents will receive         What is a Special Needs Trust? A          regular savings program is essential          payments. It is also one of the few
an additional $300 for each eligible child younger          Special Needs Trust is a legal docu-         to meet the person’s supplementary            guaranteed methods of funding a
than 17.                                                    ment that holds in trust monies for          needs in the future.                          trust. While the above items may fiz-
   Millions of retirees, Social Security recipients,        the benefit of the physically or men-          Family assistance. Family members           zle out as people change their minds
disabled veterans and low-wage workers who usually          tally disabled person also known as          may wish to provide residential care          or the economy falters, a paid-up life
are exempt from filing a tax return must do so this         the “beneficiary.”                           directly out-of-pocket supervision,           insurance policy in an irrevocable
year in order to receive a stimulus payment.                   An SNT will normally provide for          and supplemental assistance in the            trust will guarantee future funds.
   If you had little or no income because you served in     supplemental needs beyond those              future.                                          While funding an SNT with any of
a combat zone in 2007, visit your local tax center to       provided by the government as Sup-             Parents’ estate. Parents may leave          theabove mentionedoptionsmaybe
file your taxes so you can be eligible for the payment.     plemental Security Income, Med-              a portion or all of their estate to the       the best bet for many families, it is
                                                            icaid, Section 8 Housing or other            trust. To keep peace in a large family,       essential to consult with either a fi-
Who’s eligible?                                             benefits.                                    parents should leave something for            nancial planner or educator at your
Military members serving on active duty and their              It is important that an SNT be            the other children as well.                   local Army Community Service Fi-
family members, DoD civilians and military retirees         drafted so the income from the trust           Inheritances. Relatives or friends          nancial Readiness Program for addi-
are able to use the local tax centers free of charge.       is not considered a countable as-            who are interested in helping the             tional information. He can provide
A representative can e-file your tax return directly        set; money that is countable will be         person with the disability should be          you with more information about
with the IRS with software from the IRS, and get your       considered by the government when            given instructions and assistance on          the different savings, investments
refund posted to your account within 10 work days.          determining benefits available. Ac-          how to leave a gift to the trust.             and insurance options for you and
                                                            cordingly, most SNTs are drafted in            Property. Some families want their          your family.
                                                            such a way as to be irrevocable, and         loved one to live in the same house.             Also, you may want to schedule to
What do I bring?                                            the monies paid by the trust are paid
                                                                                                         The house can be placed in the trust          meet with your Staff Judge Advocate
                                                            directly to specific bills or creditors,     and managed by a local nonprofit              to learn more about the legal rights
  Social Security cards
                                                            rather than to the beneficiary di-           agency for the benefit of the person          and responsibilities of your excep-
  Copy of last year’s tax return
  Power of attorney if spouse will not be present to
                                                            rectly.                                      or expanded into a group home set-            tional family member.
sign tax return bank routing and account information
                                                               How is SNT funded? Funding an             ting.                                            For additional information about
ID cards
                                                            SNT can be an overwhelming, seem-              Investments. Certificates of depos-         SNT or the Exceptional Family Mem-
                                                            ingly impossible task for many fami-         it, individual retirement accounts,           ber Program in Mannheim, contact
                                                            lies. The present-day costs of care,         retirement plans and so on can be             Marisa Willis at DSN 385-3101, civ.
Where do I go?                                              medicalbills,prescriptions,advocacy,         directed to the trust.                        0621-730-3101, marisa.willis@eur.
Darmstadt                                                   education and just daily life expenses         Military benefits. Some families  
Location: First floor, Bldg. 4006, Cambrai-Fritsch
Appointments: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Walk-ins: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9
a.m.-11:15 a.m. and 1-4 p.m.
Contact: DSN 348-7145, civ. 06151-69-7145                     An historic
Location: Shopping Center, across from Popeye’s
Appointments: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
starting Feb. 6
Walk-ins: Thursday mornings
Contact: DSN 370-7510, civ. 06221-57-7510
Location: Bldg. 343, Taylor Barracks, across from the
Auto Care Center
Walk-ins: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Appointments: Call
Contact: DSN 381-7978, civ. 0621-730-7978
Location: Room 101, Bldg. 2310, Kleber Kaserne,
inside the Legal Services Center
Appointments and Walk-ins: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5
Contact: DSN 483-7688, civ. 0631-411-7688
Location: Bldg. 3701 on the ground floor
                                                                                                                                                                                         Gene Knudsen
Appointments and walk-ins: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-           Mannheim High School students Natalie DeLuna, Trish Smith and Tim Campbell portrayed Rwanda citizens during their performance
noon and 1-5 p.m.                                           last week at the Department of Defense Dependent Schools-Europe National History Day Competition held at the Village Pavilion in
Contact: DSN 486-6334, civ. 06371-86-6334                   Heidelberg. The script for their performance was created by the students, entitled “Genocide in Rwanda” and won first place in the Se-
                                                            nior Group Performance category. More than 150 students from DoDDS-Europe schools attended the March 18-19 event.
6                                                                                            NEWS                                                    Thursday, March 27, 2008            HP

                                 transforming                DARE teaches students life lessons
                                                             By Amy Buenning Sturm
                                                             USAG DARMSTADT PUBLIC AFFAIRS
THE HERALD POST WILL KEEP YOU                                   When Staff Sgt. Michele Magar
UPDATED OF CHANGING HOURS AND                                announced to her Darmstadt class
ACTIVITIES                                                   March 18 that it was their last DARE
                                                             lesson to learn new material she
      Outdoor Recreation                                     asked, “Isn’t that a good thing?”
Outdoor Recreation will be closed on Tuesdays starting          The resounding response was a
April 1. The office will be open Wednesday-Friday, noon-6    clear “no” from 26 students. The
p.m.                                                         fifth graders’ response was more
                                                             than just a knee jerk reaction to
                                                             the word “last,” which has become                                                                                 Amy Buenning Sturm
               New FAQ Links                                 something of a mantra in the clos-        Staff Sgt. Michele Magar interacts with her fifth-grade DARE class at Darmstadt School
Questions and answers related to the USAG Wiesbaden/
                                                             ing school. Instead, their collective     March 18, the final day of classroom instruction.
Darmstadt transformation for the 66th Military Intel-
                                                             response was an affirmation that
ligence Group and Defense Threat Reduction Agency
                                                             Magar’s weekly pilgrimage to the          the students with hypothetical situ-           Magar has worked as a DARE of-
are now available online at
                                                             school to teach eager 9-11 year olds      ations where the students are faced         ficer for more than five years and
mil/MovetoWies/DarmstadtQAFeb2708.htm. This link
                                                             the dangers of drugs and alcohol          with a difficult choice.                    considers it part of her military mis-
can also be found under “Transformation News” at www.
                                                             will be missed when the DARE pro-            “We always have a couple of stu-         sion to educate youth.
                                                             gram officially ends this month.          dents who make the [hypothetical]              “As a DARE officer, if I can click
                                                                DARE, Drug Abuse Resistance            choice to drink alcohol, just to sur-       in their brains that if you make this
           Commissary Hours                                  Education, teaches students in kin-       prise me and see what I am going to         choice, you are setting yourself up to
The Darmstadt Commissary will reduce operating hours         dergarten through eighth grade the        say,” Magar said. “That is a choice,        make life harder, [and] if one child
April 1. The new hours will be: Sunday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.;      skills they need to avoid involve-        but it has consequences, and some           decides then that choice is not the
Monday, closed; Tuesday, closed; Wednesday, 10 a.m.-6        ment in drugs, gangs and violence.        of them, unfortunately, are going to        right one for me, that is the greatest
p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.;      The program is part of the De-            make that choice, and we talk about         accomplishment I can get out of the
and Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.                                 partment of Defense Dependent             the consequences, for instance what         program,” she said.
                                                             Schools-Europe curriculum, and is         their parents would do when they               “If other people in the world
                   Post Office                               taught in 75 percent of school dis-       find out, etc.”                             would know about the evil and
The Post office will reduce operating hours starting April   tricts in the United States and more         According to Victoria Brandt, one        harmful effects of drugs, they would
1. Walk-in service will be 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and appoint-       than 40 countries.                        of Magar’s students, the DARE de-           quit using them,” fifth-grader Chris-
ments 8-11 a.m., Monday-Friday. DSN 348-6229, civ.              Traditionally led by police officers   cision-making model empowers her            tine Reyessunga wrote in her DARE
06151-69-6229.                                               in a classroom setting, the program       to make better choices. “If we did          essay, a requirement at the end of
                                                             is taught by local military police        not have this class, we would not be        the course. “The world would be
                       Library                               Soldiers, like Magar, in military         as brave,” Victoria said.                   a better place to live in and people
The last day to check out books at the Darmstadt Library
                                                             communities.                                 Fifth-grade teacher Melissa Row-         would live in peace.”
will be April 1. May 1 will be the last day for DVD check-
                                                                Magar sees her role as providing       ley-Knudtson said DARE gives her               Christine’s classmate Corina
out, to allow the library time to prepare for closure on
                                                             another viewpoint, outside of par-        students confidence in saying “no”          Brown added, “The person that
May 31. DSN 348-1740.
                                                             ents, teachers and peers. The topics      and taking care of themselves. “The         taught me all these things is Sgt.
                                                             she discusses with her Darmstadt          students realize that what they want        Magar.”
            Education Center                                 fifth graders range from tobacco          out of life is more important than             The DARE class will graduate
The Darmstadt Education Center will reduce its services      and marijuana use to alcohol abuse        what others want or expect them to          April 16 at 1:15 p.m. at the elemen-
and cease offering Military/Army Personnel Testing or Ci-    and peer pressure. Magar provides         do,” she said.                              tary school gym.
vilian/Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Sup-
port tests April 30. DSN 348-6116, civ. 06151-69-6116.

    Veterans’ Memorial Museum
                                                             ACS taking old cell phones to help troops
The Griesheim Veterans’ Museum will close April 30.          Heidelberg ACS                            ones overseas,”said Marissa Zuniga,
                                                                                                       Army Volunteer Corps coordinator
                                                               Heidelberg Army Community               who is heading up the program.
          Storage Containers                                 Service is asking community mem-
If you have an MWR rented storage container at                                                            The Cell Phones for Soldiers
Griesheim, contact Outdoor Recreation. DSN 348-1550.
                                                             bers to donate unused cellular            program was founded by teenagers
                                                             phones to support troops down-            Robbie and Brittany Bergquist from
                                                             range.                                    Norwell, Mass., with $21 of their
                 ACS Changes                                   As part of the “Cell Phones for         own money.
Army Community Services has adjusted its course              Soldiers” program, each cell phone           Since then, their non-profit orga-
offerings. Customers seeking information on relocation       donated is refurbished and the pro-       nization has raised almost $1 mil-
assistance, foreign-born spouse support and community        ceeds collected are used to produce       lion in donations and distributed
information can call DSN 348-6440 for individual assis-      phone calling cards to be sent to         more than 500,000 pre-paid calling
tance and class schedules in neighboring communities.        troops stationed overseas.                cards to Soldiers serving overseas.
                                                               The kick-off for the first overseas        “A unique program feature avail-
                   Office Visit                              drop-off sites will begin April 7. Cell   able at www.cellphonesforsoldiers.
Call before visiting garrison offices to ensure they are     phones can be donated through             com is the ability to specify a Soldier
open. Current operating hours are posted on www.             May 2 at ACS, Building 3850 in            that you would like to have sent a                                          the Shopping Center; the commis-          calling card,” Zuniga said. “All cell
                                                             sary on Patrick Henry Village; the        phones are accepted, no matter the          tional Volunteer Week cake social at
      Transformation Update                                  Campbell Fitness Center; and the          age or condition.”                          ACS 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Access transformation-related material at one central        Patton Fitness Center.                       Also accessible on the Web site is          The grand total of cell phones
location:                 “We’re asking everyone to make a        a Cell Phone Data Eraser to assist in       collected will be announced at Vol-
Transformation updates are also available on the             small sacrifice and show support by       removing all information from the           unteer Recognition Night May 8 at
Command Information Channel and the AFN Darmstadt            donating their unused cell phones,        cell phone before donating it.              the Village Pavilion.
Update every Wednesday on 98.7, “The Eagle,” at 8:15 a.m.    providing families with a much-              The collections will stop May 2             For more information call DSN
                                                             needed connection to their loved          with a last-chance drop at the Na-          370-1770, civ. 06221-571770.
8                                                                                       NEWS                                                             Thursday, March 27, 2008      HP

Dog teams take a bite out of terrorism TRADOC
By Christine June
   In this time of the global war on
terrorism, Sgt. 1st Class Paul Ad-
ams, who is a certification authority
                                       21st TSC
for U.S. Army Europe kennels, takes
every opportunity for his dog han-                                                                                                                    By Sgt. 1st Class Tammy M. Jarrett
                                                                                                                                                      21ST TSC PUBLIC AFFAIRS
dlers to train with those from foreign
   “The more people you are training                                                                                                                     The U.S. Army Training and Doc-
with, the more tools you have in your                                                                                                                 trine Command chief of transporta-
kit,” said Adams, the 230th Military                                                                                                                  tion visited the the 21st Theater Sus-
Police Company Miesau kennel mas-                                                                                                                     tainment Command March 11.
ter, who supports law enforcement                                                                                                                        “Our force, especially our trans-
and force protection missions for U.S.                                                                                                                portation Soldiers and our logis-
Army Garrison Kaiserslautern.                                                                                                                         tics force is the most experienced,
   It’s no wonder then that he agreed
                                                                                                                           Photos by Christine June   combat-experienced and educated
when the Rheinland-Pfalz Polizei               Polizeioberkommissar Thorsten Quarti, from                                                             force that the world has ever seen,”
                                               the Police Headquarters Westpfalz in Kaiser-                                                           said Brig. Gen. James E. Chambers,
asked if eight of their dog teams could        slautern, and Staff Sgt. Craig Brown, 230th
perform explosive-detection training                                                                                                                  who is also the commanding general
                                               Military Police Company, plant a Water Gel
March 14 on Miesau Army Depot.                                                                                                                        and commandant of the U.S. Army
                                               explosive training aid March 14 at one of the
These teams were from Kaiserslaut-             warehouses on Miesau Army Depot. (right)                                                               Transportation Center and School at
ern, Mainz, Ludwigshafen and Pirma-            Brix, a 10-year-old German shepherd as-                                                                Fort Eustis, Va.
sens.                                          signed to the Police Headquarters Pirmasens                                                               Chambers briefed 21st TSC lo-
   “We wanted to see how they train            goes through explosive-detection training                                                              gistics officers, noncommissioned
                                               March 14 on Miesau Army Depot.                                                                         officers and Soldiers on the logis-
and work their dogs, exchange ex-
perience and learn from each other,”              American kits contain about nine                                                                    tics transformation, Transformation
said Polizeioberkommissar Thorsten             different types of explosive materials,                                                                Corps proponency, and the state of
Quarti, from the Polizeipräsidium              Adams said.                                                                                            the corps as well as visited with Sol-
(Police Headquarters) Westpfalz in                “It was interesting to see how our           Pfalz Polizei in the future.                           diers from the different transporta-
Kaiserslautern, who made the request           dogs respond to (American) explo-                  “These guys (Polizei) are world-                    tion units in the 21st TSC arena.
to Adams.                                      sives they use for training, because it is      class trainers and handlers, so even                      Transportation Corps officers and
   Quarti said this was not the first          different than ours,” said Quarti, who          though we have a solid program and                     NCOs play a vital role in the Army
time the Rheinland-Pfalz Polizei have          added that the Polizei uses European            one of the best in the world, it never                 as they perform more multifunction
conducted training on an American              military and commercial materials.              hurts to know what other people are                    logistics roles.
installation, but he guessed the last             American dog teams also conduct-             doing,” Adams said.                                       Chambersstressedtheimportance
time was in the early 1990s.                   ed searches to show their host nation              Besides conducting training, the                    of ensuring these roles are recog-
   Using American training aids, the           counterparts how they use dogs to               Polizei dog handlers also toured the                   nized, taught and rewarded through
Polizei teams conducted training               find explosive materials.                       Miesau Kennel, which is the largest                    professional development process.
searches for more than four hours at              “They definitely enjoyed watching            Army kennel in Europe.                                    “Multifunctional logistics is what’s
two Miesau warehouses.                         our guys work because it’s a bit dif-              This facility can house close to 50                 important as part of our profession,”
   “We liked the huge training facility        ferent than the way they do it,”Adams           patrol narcotics and explosive detec-                  Chambers said. “It needs to be more
and space,” Quarti said. “It was very          explained. “The end result of finding           tor dogs, and includes an adminis-                     about our own functional and tech-
good to train in the whole big ware-           the explosives is the same.”                    trative building and 41-by-41 meter                    nical expertise.
houses because it gave us a lot of op-            Adams said he plans to send his dog          training area for dog teams to practice                   “It’s about becoming a well-
portunities to practice.”                      teams to train with the Rheinland-              their skills.                                          groundedmultifunctionallogistician
                                                                                                                                                      so we can do many different things
                                                                                                                                                      and become proficient in the field of

                                       Honoring the fallen
                                                                                                                                                      logistics and not just one branch.”
                                                                                                                                                         Chambers said he is proud and
                                                                                                                                                      has a great appreciation of the role
                                                                                                                                                      each officer, NCO and Soldier plays
                                                                                                                                                      in making the corps, the Army and
                                                                                                                                                      the nation strong.
                                                                                                                                                         “Being in a fight for the last six
                                                                                                                                                      years has demonstrated the worth,
                                                                                                                                                      the value of transportation corps
                                                                                                                                                      and what we bring to the fight in
                                                                                                                                                      terms of distribution, movement,
                                                                                                                                                      command and control, and the abil-
                                                                                                                                                      ity to project sustainment forces,”
                                                                                                                                                      Chambers said.
                                                                                                                                                         “As a part of transition to a modu-
                                                                                                                                                      lar force, (we have been) creating
                                                                                                                                                      formations that enable us to do that
                                                                                                                                                      better than in the past.”
                                                                                                                                                         Chambers also received briefings
                                                                                                                                                      from and toured the Theater Logis-
                                                                                                                                                      tics Support Center Europe, 6966
                                                                                                                                                      Transportation Truck terminal on
                                                                                                                                                      Panser Kaserne, the 28th Transpor-
A seven-man firing party from U.S. Army Garrison Heidelberg prepares to salute a fallen comrade, retired Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Jacob-
                                                                                                                                                      tation Battalion in Mannheim, and
son, during a funeral detail March 10 in Karlsruhe. This funeral detail is one of many tasks the garrison Soldiers perform to help keep the           the 39th Transportation Battalion on
Heidelberg community running smoothly and efficiently.                                                                                                Kleber Kaserne.
10                                                                                        ARMY NEWS                                   Thursday, March 27, 2008         HP

                                                                                                                         around the world
                                                                                                                           For more Army news,

                                                                                Airman 1st Class Christopher Hubenthal

Above: Soldiers from the 552nd Military Police
Company train Iraqi police officers at Combat
Outpost Spear in Mosul, Iraq.

Right: Cpl. Amber Jones, a parachute rigger
stationed at Fort Bragg, N.C., brings ballet to
rehearsals for the 2008 U.S. Army Soldier Show
at Fort Belvoir, Va. Opening night for the seven-
month tour of installations across the United
States, Germany, Belgium and Italy is set for
April 11 at Fort Belvoir’s Wallace Theater.

Bottom Right: Spc. Monica Brown talks with a
young Afghan boy at Bagram Air Base medical
                                                                                                                                                          Tim Hipps

                                                                     Roger Verschraegen
Manning a space flight center and operating a life-size shuttle will be one adven-
ture offered during Installation Management Command-Europe’s Camp A.R.M.Y.
Challenge.                                                                                                                                               82ndChris Rasmussen
                                                                                                                                                              Airborne Division
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continued from page 1                         White said he is humbled by the           restaurant, I believe Winger’s will be        Single Soldiers program,” he said. “It
                                            opportunity, and that his vision for        popular, and I look forward to seeing         provides great opportunities for new
                  new indirect USAG         USAG Heidelberg is a continuation of        it open.”                                     Soldiers over here to get out and expe-
                  Heidelberg will be        the highly successful strategic plan put       The vision for the Village Pavilion as     rience their host country.”
                  able to provide sup-      together by Ulses and his predecessor,      the centerpiece of Patrick Henry Vil-            “Get to know our host nation and
                  port and services         Lt. Col. James Diggs.                       lage will continue, he said, adding that      local communities; it’ll widen your
                  solely for the Heidel-      “Lt. Col. Diggs has done an out-          the most important goal of the garri-         horizons and enrich your experienc-
                  berg community with       standing job, especially when you con-      son is force protection.                      es,” he said. “I know what a great city
                  a commander focus-        sider he had to perform without com-           “Our role is to provide safety and se-     this is – 2.5 million tourists can’t be
    WHITE         ing on the day-to-day     mand authority or the structure that        curity, and we are moving ahead with          wrong.”
issues within Heidelberg.”                  this new unit will provide,” Ulses said.    that through the completion of the               White had a charge for the members
   White said the new Heidelberg gar-         “The priorities for this community        security control point (at the Burger         of the USAG Heidelberg staff – “the
rison will streamline day-to-day oper-      will not change,” White said. “To pro-      King gate).                                   Soldiers, civilians, and families of this
ations, thus supporting mission readi-      vide the best possible quality of life in      White also stated his commitment           community deserve nothing less than
ness and execution for the Heidelberg       a safe, secure environment enabling         to cooperation with the garrison’s host       our best efforts.”
community.                                  our Soldiers, civilians and families to     nation partners.                                 He singled out for special emphasis
   White is no stranger here, he lived in   thrive.”                                       “Not only are we representatives of        those essential services specifically tai-
the Heidelberg community previously           White inherits a number of ongoing        the Army,” White said, “but ambassa-          lored for wounded warriors and their
from 2001 to 2004 while assigned to         projects he is eager to see through to      dors of the Unites States as well.            families in the new Soldier Family As-
the 1st Personnel Command, and said         completion.                                    “As a garrison, we will be big sup-        sistance Center; “it’s the least we can
this area of Germany is a favorite.           “As an everyday, sit-down family          porters of the Better Opportunities for       do.”

                                                      Let the hunting begin                                                            Europe
Children in the youngest of
three age groups start out on
their quest for Easter eggs at
the 30th Heidelberg Rod and
Gun Club Easter Egg Hunt Sun-
day. Nearly 100 children be-
tween 1 and 12 years old par-
                                                                                                                                       take Army-
ticipated in the annual event,
the brainchild of longtime
resident Frank Soares. Special
                                                                                                                                       level awards
guests of the club came from                                                                                                           IMCOM-Europe Public Affairs
the Children’s Cancer Clinic in
Mannheim. Those given doc-                                                                                                                Several Installation Management
tor’s permission to participate
                                                                                                                                       Command-Europe journalists were
hunted eggs, ate American
food, and received a visit from                                                                                                        recognized as being among the Ar-
the Easter Bunny. Col. Armon                                                                                                           my’s best during the 2007 Depart-
Cioppa, Rod and Gun Club                                                                                                               ment of the Army Maj. Gen. Keith
president, praised local orga-                                                                                                         L. Ware Journalism Awards compe-
nizations and individual dona-                                                                                                         tition.
tions that funded an enormous                                                                                                             Overall, garrison public af-
amount of sweets, food and 500
colored eggs. The Herald Post
                                                                                                                                       fairs shops in Europe earned seven
will run a detailed calendar of                                                                                                        awards, including the U.S. Army
events in the April 3 issue.                                                                                                           Garrison Grafenwöhr newspaper,
                                                                                                                        Art McQueen    Bavarian News, taking first-place
                                                                                                                                       honors in the tabloid-size publica-

Transportation unit prepares for deployment                                                                                            tion category.
                                                                                                                                          Other KLW awardees from Europe
By Spc. Stephen Decatur                     groups, and having well-prepared rear       out of AIT is their experience.”                 Category F: Feature (Civilian)
21ST TSC PUBLIC AFFAIRS                     detachments.                                   Stoops, who previously deployed to          Third place – Kelli Bland, USAG
                                              “Our commitment in the 21st is to         Iraq as the HHD first sergeant, said           Heidelberg Public Affairs;
  Lt. Col. Christopher Benoit and           make sure that your families are taken      he feels confident in the new Soldiers’          Category H: Sports (Civilian)
Command Sgt. Maj. Gilbert Adkins            care of when you’re deployed,” Fon-         ability to absorb that experience.             Third place – Adriane Foss, USAG
of the 28th Transportation Battalion        taine said.                                 “They listen, learn, and they ask a lot        Grafenwöhr Public Affairs;
cased the battalion colors in a ceremo-       The HHD will perform command              of questions,” he said.                          Category I: Story Series (Civilian)
ny March 14 at Coleman Barracks in          and control for a joint-service unit           The transportation Soldiers con-            Second place – Susan Huseman,
Mannheim, alongside its subordinate         that will be called 28th Joint Logistics    ducted extensive training to prepare           USAG Stuttgart Public Affairs;
unit, the 68th Transportation Com-          Task Force, and will include one com-       for war, including multiple convoy               Category J: Stand-Alone photo
pany.                                       pany from 29th Support Group, two           live-fire exercises, drills for reacting       (Civilian)
  Most of 28th Transportation Battal-       Air Force logistics companies and sev-      to improvised explosive devices using          First place – Brandon Beach, USAG
ion is slated to deploy this year, with     eral National Guard units.                  artillery simulators, driver’s training,       Stuttgart Public Affairs;
68th Transportation Company and               The 68th Transportation Company           and ranges for individual and crew-              Category K: Photojournalism (Ci-
the Headquarters and Headquarters           received more than 60 new Soldiers in       served weapons.                                vilian)
Detachment deploying this month.            preparation for the deployment, in-            “There’s a lot of camaraderie in my         Honorable mention – Art McQueen,
  The 21stTheater Sustainment Com-          cluding many directly from Advanced         unit,” Stoops said. “They know each            USAG Heidelberg Public Affairs;
mand’s Commanding General Maj.              Individual Training. About two-thirds       other’s capabilities, they know each           (also as a significant contributor, Cat-
Gen.Yves Fontaine visited the deploy-       of the Soldiers in the unit have de-        other’s weaknesses, and most impor-            egory B: Magazine, Second place)
ing units March 13. He spoke with           ployed before.                              tantly, they know what areas to im-              Category S: Special Achievement in
leaders and Soldiers in the battalion         “I’ve got some really great NCOs,”        prove each other on.”                          Print: Second place – Winter Wel-
about the importance of doing what’s        said 1st Sgt. Brian Stoops, the compa-         The 51st, 69th and 70th Transpor-           come Guide Special Edition – Bavar-
morally right at all times, taking care     ny’s first sergeant.“What they bring to     tation companies are scheduled to de-          ian News, USAG Grafenwöhr Public
of Army families and family readiness       the plate for the brand-new Soldiers        ploy this summer.                              Affairs.
12                                                                 FAMILY & CULTURE                                                    Thursday, March 27, 2008        HP

                                                                                               it has anything to do with the fact     prepare for employment.
                                                                                               that I was working and doing well         Finally, you and your husband
                                                                                               and then when I got pregnant with       should consider some marital
                                                                                               our son, I had to stop working and      counseling. It can only help.
                                                                                               was on bed rest for six months.           Again, I think you should visit
                                                                                               Our son was born weighing only          your doctor first. Please stop being
                                                                                               two pounds. He had to stay in the       so hard on yourself. Inner peace is

         Fried Egg Cake                                                                        hospital for two months, and then       much closer than you think.
                                                                                               once he came home, I still couldn’t
      (Spiegeleierkuchen)                                                   DEAR MS.           gobacktoworkbecausethedoctors              Dear Ms. Vicki,
                                                                                               said it wouldn’t be safe for him.          Last spring I was ecstatic when I
Topping ingredients:                                                                              I’ve been home three years now. I    learned that my“domestic partner”
  2 packets vanilla pudding powder                                                             feel like I have been the only one to   gotreassignedtoFortCampbell,Ky.
  80 g (3 oz) sugar                                     Vicki Johnson is military              really have to sacrifice in this mar-   We would be relocating from Fort
  750 ml (1 1/4 pints) milk                             spouse and a clinical social           riage and I get really angry when I     Leonard Wood, Mo., to the Clarks-
Directions:                                             worker with more than 12               don’t feel like I have the support of   ville, Tenn., area. Three months be-
  Follow the instructions for making the                years experience working
                                                                                               my husband when it’s something I        fore relocating, I made the six-hour
vanilla puddings but use only 750 ml (1 1/4             with families in crisis. To
                                                        contact Ms. Vicki, e-mail her at       want to do. I’ve tried other avenues    drivetostartlookingforhomes,jobs
pints) milk.                                                                                   of work but seem like every time        and explore the community.
  Leave to cool, stirring from time to time.                                                   I take two steps forward there are         After my visit, I applied for posi-
Batter ingredients:                                                                            more doors shutting in my face.         tions with all the banks, the big
  150 g (5 1/2 oz) margarine or butter              In response to Proud Marine                Our son is now able to go to day        box retailers, temp agencies, the
  150 g (5 1/2 oz) sugar                            Wife in last week’s HP:                    care but now I think the fear of re-    university and every resource avail-
  2 tsp vanilla sugar                                   Dear Ms. Vicki,                        entering the work force is there.       able. I was very frustrated because
  1 pinch salt                                          I just finished reading your article      I just don’t want to be so angry.    employers were not contacting me.
  3 eggs                                            in which “Proud Marine Wife”               I don’t want to take things my          I have an excellent work history and
  300 g (10 1/2 oz) plain flour                     writes in asking“what’s wrong with         husband says so personal, and I         a degree. I finally did get an inter-
  2 tsp baking powder                               the Army?” I’m upset to see some-          want to be able to talk to him and      view for a position at the university.
  2 tbsp milk                                       one even ask that question. Quite          have him feel that he can talk to       I did not hesitate to make the drive
  500 ml (18 fl oz) crème fraîche                   frankly the Army has longer deploy-        me. Please try to give me some solu-    from Missouri – little did I know it
  700 g (1 lb 9 oz) canned apricots                 ments than any other branch of the         tions to what I can do to find peace    was a waste of my time. The uni-
Directions:                                         service.Their deployment length is         within myself so I can have peace in    versity only asked me a handful of
  Use the whisk attachment on a hand blender        right up there with the Guard and          my home with my husband.                questions and over-all didn’t seem
at high speed to cream the margarine or but-        Reserves.                                     From: Looking for Inner Peace        interested.
ter and then gradually add the sugar, vanilla           She said her husband has been             Dear Inner Peace,                       So when June rolled around I still
sugar and a pinch of salt.                          deployedsixtimesforseventoeight               It sounds like you have a lot of     didn’t have a job lined up, I decided
  Continue to beat                                  months each time. My husband has           stress that started with your mar-      to make the move anyway. Then I
until the mixture                                   beendeployedthreetimessofar,six            riage, child birth and caring for       got the bad news that my boyfriend
is light and fluffy.                                months the first time, 12 months           your son, and you feel like you’ve      would be leaving in September for a
Add the eggs as                                     the second time, 12 months again           lost a part of yourself.                15-month deployment to Iraq.
you beat (one ev-                                   the third time, and is getting ready          I’m not sure if you are just            After hearing the bad news, I
ery 30 seconds or                                   for a 12-15 month deployment later         being too hard on yourself or if        made the heart-breaking decision
so). Sift together                                  this year. During these long deploy-       you have some minor depression.         to move back to Missouri. In some
the flour and the                                   ments, the Soldiers get 15-18 days         Many times after child birth our        sense, I feel discriminated against
baking power.                                       leave to come home.                        hormones just don’t go back to          becauseemployersfiguredoutIwas
  Add this and                                          Think about all they miss – births     normal so quickly. We can become        in a military family and they didn’t
the milk to the                                     of children, birthdays, anniversa-         melancholy, irritable, easily agi-      want to take that chance on me.
creamed fat a                                       ries, graduations, so forth and so         tated, etc. Something that stands       From: Very Frustrated
little at a time,                                   on every other stinking year doing         out also is that you were used to          Dear Frustrated,
beating continu-                                    their jobs! I wish my husband was          working and earning an income.             I regret that your experience in
ously at medium                                     only gone a few months at a time.          I’m sure this was a source of           Clarksville did not work out at
speed.                                                  Does this woman not read news-         esteem for you that has been lost.      this time. I would not take it too
  Spread on to a                                    papers or watch it onTV? She needs         The good news is that you can           personally though. I think many
greased baking sheet. Fold a strip of               to understand that there are bad           gain that independence back.            factors were at play: the economy,
aluminium foil several times and then arrange       apples in every barrel; that means            I also think you are angry with      companies scaling back on hiring,
it around the mixture to hold it in place.          even the Marines. These Soldiers           your husband because you feel he        etc. Many times it can take a while
  Stir the crème fraîche into the cooled pud-       cannot avoid deployment because            is progressing and your dreams          to find a good position.
ding and spread this evenly over the mixture.       their backs and feet hurt, however,        have been stifled. I applaud you           Now that you have moved back
  Drain the canned apricots, reserving 500 ml       if there are medical problems that         for taking the time to care for your    to Missouri, try to do more soul
(18 fl oz) of the juice. Arrange the apricots cut   aredeemedbadenoughbymedical                young son who needed you. Being         searching about what it is that you
side down on the white pudding.                     professionals, then they will more         a wife and a mother is very chal-       are passionate about. Seek to be
  Oven temperatures:                                than likely not deploy. Our men            lenging, so hang in there.              happy and at peace. I really feel
Conventional oven: 170-200° C/350-400° F            and women in the Army return                  First, I think you should sched-     that your experience in Clarksville
(preheated)                                         suffering severe depression and all        ule an appointment with your            may have thrown you off course.
Fan-assisted oven: 150-170° C/300-325° F            that goes with it. I just do not want      physician and discuss your mood            At any rate, having a degree is a
(not preheated)                                     anyone thinking that this “deploy-         symptoms with him. Let him              great accomplishment. However,
Gas oven: mark 3-4 (preheated)                      ment dodging” is an Army thing,            know about your stress and the          you must reinvent, recommit and
  Baking time: about 30 minutes. Leave to           because it isn’t.                          feelings of depression that have        reposition yourself. Again, take a
cool.                                                   From: A Proud Army Wife!               not subsided since child birth.         look at your talents and interests
Glaze ingredients:                                  Hoooah!                                       Secondly, I know you desire to       then see how you can fit your
  2 packets quick jelly glaze                                                                  get back into the workforce, but        degree in to them.
  50 g (2 oz) sugar                                   Dear Ms. Vicki,                          I think you should start slowly.           You didn’t ask me, but please
  500 ml (18 fl oz) apricot juice                     I feel angry and I really don’t          Visit the education center and find     take a look at your boyfriend’s
Directions:                                         know why. I find it very hard for my       out about any computer or other         commitment to you. I would defi-
  Make the glaze as directed on the packet          husband and me to have a general           classes that will help you sharpen      nitely be married to him before
instructions, using the sugar and the reserved      conversation without me yelling            your skills. Also visit the Army        I re-shuffled my entire life to be
juice from the canned apricots. Spread it over      and then crying. I’m not like this         Community Service office where          with him again. You deserve the
the topping and leave to set.                       with anyone but him. I wonder if           they offer many classes to help you     best!
HP Thursday, March 27, 2008                                                                    ENTERTAINMENT                                                                                                                        13

                                                                         Jackson (“Dawson’s Creek” and “Scream 2”)
                                                                         and Rachael Taylor (“See No Evil”).                                                                      coming to
                                                                            I was never a big fan of Jackson, but I
                                                                         thought he was decent in this movie, where
                                                                         he stars as Ben, a New York photographer and
                                                                         new husband to Jane (Taylor) going on their
                                                                         honeymoon in Japan where Ben has a new                               SHUTTER
                                                                         shoot coming up.                                                     (Joshua Jackson, Racheal Taylor) A young
                                                                            The newlyweds head to Japan early to enjoy                        photographer and his girlfriend find ghostly
Shutter: Don’t close your eyes!                                          their honeymoon. On the trip there, Jane ends                        images in his photographs as well as around
                                                                         up hitting a woman in the road with her car,                         them while on their honeymoon in Tokyo. Rated
  So in the spirit of something creepy, I got a                          which then hit a tree and knocked them out.                          PG-13 (terror, disturbing images, sexual content,
chance to watch “Shutter.” This movie is a re-                           When they wake up, they look for the woman                           language) 99 minutes
make similar to “The Ring” and “The Grudge,”                             and find nothing.
and it has that same eerie feel to it.                                      A few days later, Ben gets back to work, then
  I’m not a big fan of horror or “scary” mov-                            Jane develops the pictures from their honey-
                                                                                                                                              MAD MONEY
                                                                                                                                              (Queen Latifah, Diane Keaton, Katie Holmes)
ies, mostly becuase normally they are pretty                             moon to find mysterious light, and that’s when                       A comedy about three ordinary women who
humorous – at least to me. I actually found                              it gets interesting.                                                 form an unlikely friendship and decide to do
this movie to be pretty good, still creepy, but                             Like I said, it has some creepy stuff in it. The                                                     something
good overall.                                                            movie boasts that some of the photos are of                                                             extraordinary – rob one of the most secure
  The story surprised me a bit. There were a                             real ghosts, so kids stay at home. Adults, this                                                         banks in the world. After a lifetime of playing
few times I thought I had it, and suddenly I                             could be a good date movie – a great excuse to                                                          by the rules, the three devise a plan to smuggle
was surprised by a twist. The film stars Joshua                          hold your date close.                                                                                  soon-to-be-destroyed currency out of the sup-
                                                                                                                                                                                posedly airtight Federal Reserve Bank. As the
                                                                                                                                                                                unlikely crime syndicate amasses piles of cash, it
                                                                                                                                                                                looks like they have pulled off the perfect crime

                                 GET OUT!
                                     area events
                                                                                                                                                                                – until a misstep alerts authorities. The women
                                                                                                                                                                                are pushed to the limits of their ingenuity to
                                                                                                                                                                                stay one step ahead of the law. Rated PG-13
                                                                                                                                                                                (sexual material, language, drug references)
                                                                                                                                                                                101 minutes

March 28                                        0621-730-3468,        intellect, satire, and just plain fun! Show    PLAYING THIS WEEK
                                                Frankfurt Zoo – The zoo offers a series of     dates are April 4, 5, 11, 12, 18 and 19.       Heidelberg
Wine and Gourmet Festival – Enjoy               unique animal habitats that take you from      Dinner starts at 6:30 p.m. and show begins     March 27 - DR. SEUSS’ HORTON HEARS A WHO! (G) 7 p.m.
regional delicacies and wine in Trier and       the tropics to the South Pole in just a few    promptly at 8 p.m. There will be a show        March 28 - SHUTTER (PG-13) 6:30 p.m.; MAD MONEY (PG-13) 9:30 p.m.
Koblenz through April 28. http://wein-          hours. Founded in 1858, the Frankfurt Zoo      only (no dinner) April 13 at 3 p.m. Recom-     March 29 - 27 DRESSES (PG-13) 2 p.m.; THE BUCKET LIST PG-13) 5 p.m.;                             exhibits ore than 500 species of animals       mended for mature audiences only. Tickets      SHUTTER (PG-13) 9:30 p.m.
Ballet – Head to Darmstadt at 7:30 p.m. to      in a host of spectacular habitats. USO DSN     are $21 for Roadside Theater Season ticket     March 30 - MAD MONEY (PG-13) 2 p.m.; SHUTTER (PG-13) 5 p.m.
see Weiss wie der Mond (Mei Hong Lin) at        385-2082, civ. 0621-730-3468, www.uso.         holders, $25 for adults, $22 for students/     March 31 - 27 DRESSES (PG-13) 7 p.m.
the Staatstheater, Georg-Buechner-Platz 1.      org/rheinneckar.                               seniors, and $20 for youth (ages 5-11).        April 1 - SHUTTER (PG-13) 7 p.m.                                                                The April 13 show is $12 for adults, $10 for   April 2 - MAD MONEY (PG-13) 7 p.m.
Penny Bazaar – The German American              March 30                                       students/seniors, and $8 for youth. DSN        April 3 - 27 DRESSES (PG-13) 7 p.m.
Women’s Club annual bazaar is March 28,                                                        373-5020, civ. 06221-175020.
10 a.m.-6 p.m.; and March 29, 10 a.m.-1         Spa Day – Spend the day at the Caracalla                                                      Mannheim
                                                Spa in Baden-Baden with Kaiserslautern         April 5                                        March 27 - SWEENEY TODD THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET (R) 7 p.m.
p.m. Bürgerhaus, Jaspersstrasse 2, in
                                                Army Outdoor Recreation. DSN 493-4117,                                                        March 28 - DR. SEUSS’ HORTON HEARS A WHO! (G) 7 p.m.; 27 DRRESSES (PG-13)
                                                civ. 0631-3406-4117.                           Tulips in Holland – Join the USO for           9:30 p.m.
                                                                                                                                              March 29 - DR. SEUSS’ HORTON HEARS A WHO! (G) 2 p.m., 4:30 p.m.;
March 29                                                                                       this unforgettable tour that will have you
                                                                                                                                              THE BUCKET LIST (PG-13) 7 p.m.; MAD MONEY (PG-13) 9:30 p.m.
                                                April 1                                        tiptoeing through the tulips. The first stop
                                                                                               is Zaanse Schans, a picture perfect village    March 30 - DR. SEUSS’ HORTON HEARS A WHO! (G) 2 p.m., 4:30 p.m.;
Step Show Extravaganza – The Germany
                                                Snoop Doggy Dog on Ice – See Snoop             with centuries old windmills and shops         MAD MONEY (PG-13) 7:30 p.m.
Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta
                                                Doggy Dog perform some of his greatest         that carry wooden shoes and cheese. Then       March 31 - THE BUCKET LIST (PG-13) 7 p.m.
Sorority presents Step Show Extravaganza
                                                hits on ice at 8 p.m. Special guest perform-   we visit the famous gardens of Keukenhof,      April 1 - 27 DRESSES (PG-13) 7 p.m.
2008 at the Kaiserslautern Community
                                                ers will grace the rink with him. USO DSN      with millions of tulips, amaryllis, freesia    April 2 - DR. SEUSS’ HORTON HEARS A WHO! (G) 7 p.m.
Activity Center at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 for
                                                385-2082, civ. 0621-730-3468, www.uso.         and hyacinths. USO DSN 385-2082, civ.          April 3 - DR. SEUSS’ HORTON HEARS A WHO! (G) 7 p.m.
children 12 and under and $20 for adults.
Civ. 0176-6841-7642 or 0176-6660-2847.          org/rheinneckar.                               0621-730-3468,        Darmstadt
Charity Concert – “Love is the Message”                                                                                                       March 28 - VANTAGE POINT (PG-13) 7 p.m.
concert will be held at 6 p.m. at the Luther-   April 4                                        April 19                                       March 29 - THE BUCKET LIST (PG-13) 7 p.m.
haus (near Stadtkirche). Fourteen soloists                                                                                                    March 30 - 27 DRESSES (PG-13) 4 p.m.
and bands will perform during this charity      Polish Pottery Express – This tour is for      Kappa Alpha Psi Scholarship Ball –             Vogelweh
concert for the benefit of the Schwetzingen     serious shoppers who are interested in         The Germany Alumni Chapter of Kappa            March 27 - SWEENEY TODD THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET (R) 7 p.m.
orphanage in Sri Lanka. The special guest       Polish pottery, wicker and amber jewelry.      Alpha Psi Fraternity will hold its 2008        March 28 - THE PIRATES WHO DON’T DO ANYTHING: A VEGGIE TALES MOVIE (G)
of the evening will be the Freddy Wonder        Charming Polish pottery from the Boles-        Krimson and Kream Scholarship Benefit          3:30 p.m.; SHUTTER (PG-13) 7 p.m., 10:30 p.m.
Combo.                                          lawiec region is hand-painted and made         Ball at the Village Pavilion in Heidelberg.    March 29 - THE PIRATES WHO DON’T DO ANYTHING: A VEGGIE TALES MOVIE (G)
Spring Music Festival – Heidelberg’s            from natural ceramic clay, which is found      Proceeds from the event will go toward         3 p.m.; SHUTTER (PG-13) 7 p.m., 10:30 p.m.
12th annual festival runs through April 25.     in nearby deposits. USO DSN 385-2082, civ.     scholarships for DoDDS students. Donation:     March 30 - THE PIRATES WHO DON’T DO ANYTHING: A VEGGIE TALES MOVIE (G)
Around 80 international artists and groups      0621-730-3468,        $35. Civ. 0160-9916-2144.                      3 p.m.; SHUTTER (PG-13) 7 p.m.
will perform throughout the area. www.          European Culture Festival – Head to                                                           March 31 - THE BUCKET LIST (PG-13) 7 p.m.                      Karlsruhe through April 26 for the 19th        Ongoing                                        April 1 - 27 DRESSES (PG-13) 7 p.m.
Strasbourg, France – Strasbourg is              Europäische Kulturtage. Civ. 0721-93-3333,                                                    April 2 - THE BUCKET LIST (PG-13) 7 p.m.
home of the European Parliament and                   Impressions of China – A photo exhibit         April 3 - MAD MONEY (PG-13) 7 p.m.
the capital of the Alsace. We will visit the    “All in the Timing” Dinner Show –              with works by Annette Obermeyer will
famous Gothic cathedral and marvel at           The Roadside Theater presents “All in the      be on display in the Chinese Tea House in                                                                        THEATER INFORMATION
the astrological clock built in 1350. New to    Timing” by David Ives at the Mannheim Off      Luisenpark in Mannheim through April 13.                                                    Patrick Henry Village, Heidelberg , 06221-27-238
                                                Main Street Theatre on Coleman Barracks.       A Picasso – Playing at The English Theatre                                                        Schuh Theater, Mannheim, 0621-730-1790
this tour is a ride through the old district,                                                                                                                                                                     Darmstadt, 06151-691790
and the picturesque “Le Petite France,” on      This critically acclaimed, award-winning       in Frankfurt through April 6. www.english-                                                            Galaxy Theater, Vogelweh, 0631-50017
a choo-choo train. USO DSN 385-2082, civ.       evening of comedy sketches combines wit,                                                            Visit for updated listings and more movie descriptions
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Motorcycle Safety Day                                      DARMSTADT                                 and child care for chapel support         1, 12:20-3 p.m. DSN 370-6883, civ.        Management, March 29, 9-10 a.m.;
There will be a Motorcylce Safety Awareness Day,           Education                                 activities. Civ. 0160-5860-582,           06221-57-6883.                            AFTB Level 1, April 1-2, 9 a.m.-1
“What Right Looks Like,” April 19, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in          ACS Classes – Anger Manage-            Protestant; 06150-40893, Catholic;          On-Site Graduate Degrees –              p.m.; School-age Parenting, April 1
the Schuh Theater Parking Lot on Sullivan Barracks in      ment, April 9, 9-10:30 a.m.; Stress       0162-4230-126, child care.                The University of Phoenix at Patton       and 12, 9-10 a.m.; Smooth Move,
Mannheim. All are invited, including non-bikers, for       Management, April 1 and 15,                                                         Education Center is starting a new        April 1 and 8, 1:30-2:30 p.m.; Care
the bike show, skills test and competition, barbecue       9-10:30 a.m.; Thrift Savings Plan,        KAISERSLAUTERN                            on-site graduate degree program           Team for FRGs, April 2, 9 a.m.-noon
and kid’s area.                                            April 10, 10 a.m.-noon.; Budgeting        Education                                 and is currently enrolling students for   or 5:30-8:30 p.m.; Team Building
                                                           for Your Future and Credit Manage-           Army Community Service –               a Master of Arts in education-teacher     April 3 and 10, 1-2 p.m.; Toddler
Stuttgart Tour                                             ment, April 17, 10 a.m.-noon. DSN         Smooth Move, March 31, 1 p.m. DSN         certification and Master of Business      Parenting, April 7, 9-10 a.m. DSN
Be a guest of the state of Baden-Württemberg and           348-6440, civ. 06151-69-6440.             493-4203, civ. 0631-3406-4203.            Administration. Classes start April       385-3101, civ. 0621-730-3101.
the city of Stuttgart to learn more about your new         Community                                 Community                                 29 and 30. DSN 373-7650, civ.                Red Cross – Adult CPR, April 8,
home state. The visitation is open to all Soldiers, DoD       Countdown to Closure – “80’s              Women’s History Month – The            06221-588-0492.                           9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Baby-sitter’s
civilians and spouses new to Germany. Transportation       Night” begins March 27 at 7 p.m. at       Equal Opportunity office hosts a          Community                                 Training Camp, April 9-11, 9 a.m.-4
is free. The next tour is April 7. Reservations by April   the Darmstadt Bowling Center. The         Women’s History Month luncheon              Car Wash Closure – The car wash         p.m.; Infant and Child CPR, April 26,
2: DSN 373-1600,                   evening will include a karaoke            March 28, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., at           section of the Speedy Lube on Patton      9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. DSN 380-1760, Civ.
                                                           contest, family feud in the Pair-A-       the Armstrong Community Club on           Barracks will be closed through April     0621-730-1760.
                                                           Dice Lounge, “The Breakfast Club”         Vogelweh Housing. Tickets can be          4 due to maintenance.                     Community
Weekly Magazine Late?                                      playing in the Party Room, and fam-       purchased at Army units’ EO offices.      National Nutrition Month – Celebrate         CYS programs – Youth Sponsor-
The Military Postal Service Agency is working with                                                   DSN 493-4130.                             with free food samples and pedom-         ship, March 28; Fitness Authority,
                                                           ily cosmic bowling all evening.
the United States Postal Service to correct the prob-                                                   AWANA – The next Ramstein Ap-          eters March 28, 2-5 p.m., at the          April 1 and 3; Project Learn, April 1
                                                              Kontakt Club – Stammtisch,
lem of delays in the delivery of weekly magazines,                                                   proved Workmen Are Not Ashamed            commissary on Patrick Henry Village.      and 15, 4-5 p.m.; Club Tech, April 2
                                                           March 27, 7 p.m. DSN 348-1600, civ.
newspapers and similar publications. According to                                                    Club No. 042 meeting is March 30,           Acute Care Clinic Hours – New           and 16; Ultimate Journey, April 4 and
USAREUR Postal Operations information, the USPS                                                      2-4 p.m., at the Youth Center on          operating hours will go into effect       15; Career Launch, April 7. All groups
                                                              School Events – Spring band con-
has attributed the problem to these publications                                                     Ramstein Air Base. dewlens@hotmail.       April 1. It will be open 7 a.m.-9 p.m.    meet 4-5 p.m. at the Tennis Courts
                                                           cert assembly, March 31, 1:30 p.m.;
(known officially as time-valued-publications) being                                                 com.                                      on normal work days and 9 a.m.-7          located on BFV, Bldg. 725. DSN
                                                           Spring band evening performance,
mixed with the standard mail that is delivered to Eu-                                                   American Legion – Post GR01            p.m. on weekends and holidays,            385-2923, civ. 0621-730-9633.
                                                           April 1, 6:30 p.m.
rope in Surface Mail containers. USAREUR expects the                                                 will hold a meeting April 2, 6:30         including training holidays. Individu-       Welfare Disbursement – The
                                                              March Madness – Chapel/Gospel
problem to be resolved by April 16. DSN 379-7837.                                                    p.m., at Bldg. 368 on Rhine Ordnance      als who need emergency care should        Mannheim German American Wom-
                                                           Service Men’s Group “Point Men” will
                                                           sponsor March Madness March 29, 10        Barracks. DSN 486-7516, wardtrans@        call DSN 117, civ. 06221-57-117 in        en’s Club is accepting applications for
Recruit the Recruiter                                      a.m.-2 p.m., for students K-12 at the, www.ktownamericanle-           the Heidelberg community to get an        its community welfare disbursement.
The Recruit the Recruiter Team will brief specialists      Darmstadt School. jeffsimpson91@                                 ambulance, which will take them to        Application:
through sergeants first class on the benefits, chal-                                 Have Passport – Will Travel –          host nation emergency rooms.              mil. Deadline: March 28.
lenges and qualifications of recruiting duty. The team        Museum Closure – Hessian-              The passport office in conjunction          HCSC April Luncheon – The                  Month of the Military Child –
will be in Kaiserslautern March 31, 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m.      American Military Historical Society      with the U.S. Consulate in Frankfurt      Heidelberg Community and Spouses’         April 1 - 30: Eye Design Photo Studio
and Mannheim April 1, 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Contact            invites anyone interested in military     is hosting “Have Passport – Will          Club is hosting “Academy Awards”          Specials; April 1, 10-11:30 a.m.:
your local retention office for more information.          history to attend the Veterans’ Me-       Travel” 9 a.m.-1 p.m. April 3 at KMC      (Volunteer Appreciation), April 2,        Breastfeeding Support Class ; April
                                                           morial Museum Closing Ceremony at         Onstage, Bldg. 3232 on Kleber             10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., at the PHV Vil-     4, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: School Age
                                                local      Griesheim Kaserne March 30 at 2           Kaserne. Applicants must be present,      lage Pavilion. Reservations required      Services Friendship Luncheon; April
   EMPLOYMENT                                              p.m. Civ. 0172-692-4945.
                                                              DMSCC Scholarships – Darm-
                                                                                                     and both parents must be present
                                                                                                     to sign for applicants under the age
                                                                                                                                               by March 28: reservations@hcsc-
                                                                                                                                     , civ. 06221-739-1785.
                                                                                                                                                                                         7 - 11: Art contest at the library; April
                                                                                                                                                                                         9, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.: Mom and Me
Job Fair                                                   stadt Military, Spouse and Civilian       of 16. For a list of the “must bring”                  Play Group Ice Cream Social; April
Wiesbaden Army Community Service is hosting a job          Club is accepting applications for        items, visit the garrison’s Web site at     SFAC Grand Opening – The                11, 1-2:30 p.m.: School Age Services
fair April 4, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Hainerberg School      college scholarships for high school        Heidelberg Soldier and Family             Got Talent Show. DSN 385-3101, civ.
cafeteria. Civ. 0611-408-0234.                             seniors for the next academic year.       services/passport . DSN 483-8892.         Assistance Center will hold a grand       0621-730-3101.
                                                           Applications are available at www.           Amnesty Day – The 21st Theater         opening April 3, 3:30-5 p.m., in Bldg.       Virtual Combat Convoy Trainer
Summer Camp Counselors                                   Sustainment Command has an Am-            3850, Room 169 on the Shopping            – The VCCT will be at Coleman
Heidelberg School-Age Services seeks individuals to        DMSCC.asp and are due by April 1.         nesty Day 9 a.m.-3 p.m. April 8 at the    Center.         Barracks Bldg. 95 April 3-30. DSN
serve as summer camp counselors June 2-Aug. 22.               Andrews Federal Credit Union           Theater Logistics Support Center –          Thrift Shop Closure – The Thrift        382-5501,
DSN 370-8994, civ. 06221-57-8994.                          Open House – On April 2, 10 a.m.-3        Europe/ Ammunition Center Europe,         Shop will be closed April 5-10. The       mil.
                                                           p.m., get answers to your relocation      Ammunition Supply Point No. 9 at          shop will open again April 15 and            Community Feal Market – Out-
                                                           financial questions. Refreshments         Miesau Army Depot. DSN 481-3525,          will accept summer consignments.          door Recreation will host a commu-
Operations Manager                                         and special prizes will be available      civ. 06372-842-3525.                        Free Movie – See “Alvin and the         nity flea market at the BFV Bowling
The Coleman AeroClub seeks a part-time operations                                                       Veterans of Foreign Wars –             Chipmunks” at Patrick Henry Village’s     Center and Schuh Theater parking
                                                           to participants. DSN 348-6260, civ.
manager.                                                               Post 10614 hosts a meeting at 6:30        movie theater in honor of Child           lot April 5. Pre-register at ODR. DSN
                                                              Child and Youth Services – CYS         p.m. April 8 at Bldg. 368 on Rhine        Abuse Prevention Month April 7, 2         381-7215, civ. 0621-739-251.
Dog Groomer                                                Advisory Council, April 3, 5 p.m.; Par-   Ordnance Barracks. DSN 486-7516,          p.m. First 300 people are free.              School and Sport Physical Day
Mannheim MWR seeks for a qualified, licensed               ents’ Night Out, April 4, 6:30-10:30, www.                   National Library Week – Head            – Mannheim Health Clinic will
dog groomer to provide services for pets of service        p.m. DSN 348-7605.                                           to the European Regional Library          host a school and sport physical
members in their homes. DSN 385-3130, civ.                    Community Update – The next               Organist Needed – Catholic and         Support Center on Mark Twain Vil-         day for family members ages 5
0621-730-3130.                                             update will be at Army Commu-             Protestant services at the chapel on      lage for the following events: 60th       and above April 19, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
                                                           nity Service on Cambrai-Fritsch           Landstuhl Regional Medical Center.        Anniversary Celebration, April 14,        Appointments: DSN 385-CARE, civ.
Fitness Instructors and Trainers                           Kaserne April 8, 9 a.m. Child care        Civ. 0631-3406-4098.                      6 p.m.; Military History Book Club,       0621-730-2273.
Mannheim Sports and Fitness seeks to hire aerobic          reservations: DSN 348-6304, civ.             Volunteers Needed – Army               April 15, 6 p.m.; Genealogy 101 with         Lamaze Class – For women due in
instructors and personal trainers. DSN 385-3314, civ.      06151-69-7605.                            Community Service needs volunteers        Diana Ortega, April 16, 4 p.m.; World     May or early June, classes are March
0621-730-3314.                                                Outreach Day –The U.S. Consulate       for the Special Olympics Spring           Film Night, April 17, 6 p.m. DSN          26 and April 2, 16, 23 and 30, 6:30-9
                                                           in Frankfurt and the Defense Finance      Games May 6. DSN 493-4094,                370-8560.                                 p.m. in the Mannheim Health Clinic
                                                           and Accounting Service will be avail-            MOPS – Mothers for Preschool-           Conference Room. Sign-ups
Thrift Shop                                                able April 16 at Army Community                                                     ers is soon to come to Mark Twain         required. DSN 380-9560, civ.
Mannheim Thrift Shop on Sullivan Barracks is cur-                                                    HEIDELBERG                                Village chapel in September. Mothers      0621-730-9560, terena.campbell@
                                                           Service to assist with passports, so-
rently accepting applications for full and part-time                                                 Education                                 are needed for the steering team.
                                                           cial security cards, vaterans’ benefits
employment. DSN 385-2862.                                                                              ACS Classes – Intro to Outlook,                         MCC Scholarships – The Man-
                                                           and legal matters. DSN 348-6613,
                                                           civ. 06151-69-7410.                       March 31 and April 2, 9 a.m.-                                                       nheim Community Club is offering
Certified Math Teacher                                        Chapel Volunteers – Cambrai-           noon; Army Family Team Building           MANNHEIM                                  merit-based scholarships. Applica-
A temporary math position is available now at              Fritsch Kaserne Chapel needs              Level 2, April 1 and 3, 6-8 p.m.;         Education                                 tions: Mannheim HS counselor’s of-
Heidelberg Middle School. DSN 388-9310.                    volunteers for religious education        Community Orientation, March 31,            ACS Classes – Communication             fice, the Education Center, the Thrift
                                                                                                     12:30-3:30 p.m.; PCS Briefing, April      Class, March 28, -10 a.m.; Anger          Shop and ACS. Deadline: April 15.
16                                                                                 SPORTS                                                      Thursday, March 27, 2008           HP

V Corps wins all the marbles
11 unit-level teams try for basketball glory
By Chrystal Smith                                           was double elimination play for the championship.
USAG WIESBADEN PUBLIC AFFAIRS                                                Championship Game
                                                               After dusting off every opponent in round one
   Bandits, birds, medics and aviators – none proved        and two, V Corps waited for Sunday, when a 41-39
strong enough to stop the V Corps Generals at the           victory over LRMC earned Wiesbaden the right
2008 Installation Management Command - Europe               to face V Corps. The Corps players’ flawless romp
Unit-Level Basketball Championships.                        meant the Bravo Company Bandits would have to
   Eleven teams battled for bragging rights at the Wi-      win twice to claim the championship.
esbaden Fitness Center March 13-16.                            The Generals went to work early and at 5:40 into
   “We have these tournaments to inspire esprit de          the first half, they were ahead by nine.
corps, camaraderie and all things Soldier-related,”            The battered and beleaguered Wiesbaden squad
said Jim Mattingly, IMCOM-Europe sports, fitness            fought tirelessly the entire half. Andrew Gross con-
and aquatics director.                                      verted on more than half of his shot attempts in the
   “We showed up to win it,” said Robbie Rohren, V          first 20 minutes.
Corps coach.                                                   “I knew we would have to beat them twice, and my
   Ansbach was represented by 3-159th Aviation;             team was tired from playing all week,” said Gross.
Grafenwöhr by the 69th Signal Company; Hohen-                  Justbeforethehalftimebuzzer,theunderdogstook
fels by Headquarters and Headquarters Operations            the lead to end the half five points ahead, 43-38.
Group; Kaiserslautern by Landstuhl Regional Medi-              The seasoned Generals were not worried. “They
cal Center; Schweinfurt by Company B, 1-7th Field           only just took the lead,”Rohren reminded them dur-
Artillery; Heidelberg by V Corps; Mannheim by               ing the halftime break. “It’s not anything we haven’t
Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 5th Sig-             seen before.”
nal Command; Stuttgart by a European Command                   With another half to play, it would come down to
team; and SHAPE by a U.S.A. NATO contingent.                endurance. Gross dropped 21 points by the half, and
   Wiesbaden, the host community, was represented           was continuing to pound the ball.
by two teams from the 123rd Main Support Battal-               Yet for everything the Bandits offered, the Heidel-
ion – Company B and Headquarters and Headquar-              berg unit provided a prompt response.                                                                            Chrystal Smith
ters Company.                                                  The lead went back and forth for 12:30 until Com-            Edmund Carlos, V Corps forward, jumps high against EU-
   “The host garrison gets to have two teams in unit-       pany B’s Shawn Thornton earned a technical foul. At             COM guard Frank Price in the second round of play at the
level competitions,” said Mattingly.                        the same time V Corps’s shooting guard, Troy Ad-                2008 IMCOM-Europe Unit Level Basketball Tournament
   A reoccurring reality throughout the tournament                                                                          March 15 at the Wiesbaden Fitness Center. V Corps defeated
                                                            ams dropped six unanswered points.
                                                                                                                            EUCOM 59-54 to advance to the semi-finals.
was the impact and priority of the mission on tour-            With 5:06 left to play, the Company B team com-
nament participation.                                       mitted two back-to-back turnovers that seemed like              when we stepped in between the lines they played
   “EUCOM forfeited two games Thursday, and Wi-             the equivalent of a vacuum for their momentum.                  with their hearts, and they played well as a team.”
esbaden was represented by the first and second run-           The seven-point deficit, 69-62, at the 5:06 min-               “I’m looking forward to revenge,” Gross said.
ners-up due to mission demands,” said Mattingly.            ute mark only grew. V Corps’ late-game surge, co-               “Heidelberg is a great team. It’s a blessing that we
   By March 14 those looking to be glorified had            orchestrated by Adams and Reginald Hawkins only                 could be here.”
decreased to six. The 3-159th Aviation, EUCOM,              allowed Wiesbaden seven additional points.                        Tournament Most Valuable Player honors went
123rd Main Support Battalion’s Headquarters and                “They played with all of their heart. They left ev-          to Wiesbaden’s Chaunne Boyd who impressed tour-
Headquarters Company and Company B, LRMC                    erything on the court,” said Rohren about the Wi-               nament officials with consistent play and superior
and V Corps advanced to the second round, which             esbaden team. “On paper we were much better, but                sportsmanship for the duration of the tournament.

                                                                                               and the Company B, 123rd Main Sup-           Command-Europe basketball com-
Mustangs take dual hoop crowns                                                                 port Battalion basketball team from
                                                                                                                                            missioner, “and it’s great entertain-
By Karl Weisel                                                                                    The Wiesbaden men’s team battled             Lee praised the support provided
HERALD UNION                                                                                   through the four-day tournament              by USAG Wiesbaden and Task Force
                                                                                               earning a shot after slipping in pool        Iron Sentinel’s Col. James McGinnis
   It was Mannheim’s day in Wies-                                                              play but coming back strong Saturday         and Command Sgt. Maj. Victor Blade
baden March 23. Both the men’s and                                                             to emerge as contenders in the losers’       throughout the tournament.
women’s teams dominated the floor                                                              bracket.                                        “This is a fabulous facility and the
at the Army Europe Community-level                                                                Wiesbaden’s women pulled off a win        sports and fitness staff went above and
Basketball Championships claiming                                                              against Heidelberg on Friday after los-      beyond the call of duty.”
the 2008 crowns.                                                                               ing two straight, but the Lady Eagles           Despite the many mission require-
   But for a while in the first half of                                                        weren’t able to make it to the champi-       ments, deployments and ongoing
the men’s final at the Wiesbaden Fit-                                                          onship round.                                transformation, Lee said “it was great”
ness Center it looked like Wiesbaden                                                              In the women’s final, Mannheim            to see the excellent turnout – nine
might rally back to force an if-neces-                                                         faced Schweinfurt, which earned the          men’s teams and six women’s. “You al-
sary game. Despite trailing early on,                                                          right to play after clawing their way        ways hope for more participation, but
the Eagles came back strong late in the                                                        back through Saturday’s loser’s brack-       the reaction has been excellent.”
half to open the second half with only                                                         et. A teeter-totter of a game, for a while      The basketball commissioner said
a three-point deficit.                                                                         it looked like Schweinfurt’s Lady Ma-        playing by Mannheim’s Lori Shelby
                                                                                   Karl Weisel
   Unfortunately for the home team,                                                            gicians might make it to the if-neces-       was a highlight of the tournament for
                                             Lori Shelby drives to the basket during Man-
that spurt in the first half only inspired   nheim’s game against Schweinfurt March 23.
                                                                                               sary round.                                  him. “No. 3 really intrigued me. She
the Mustangs to step up their game in        Mannheim won 42-37 to take the crown.                But in the end, thanks to a lot of        put new life in that team.”
the second half ending with a convinc-                                                         heart and hustle, particularly by play          Both Lee and Gross said they were
ing 97-76 victory.                              “We made a run in the first half maker Lori Shelby, Mannheim ended                          looking forward to the Army/Air Force
   “When it came down to it, Man-            and pushed out the lead, but we just winners, 42-37.                                           Final Four Championships to be held
nheim deserved it,” said Wiesbaden’s         couldn’t get back up,” said Gross, a                 “The individual’s who play com-           in Aviano, Italy, April 17-20.
Andrew Gross. “They’ve got a good            member of this year’s championship munity level are the elite players,” said                      “I think we’ll do well when we get to
team.                                        flag football team from Wiesbaden Tony Lee, Installation Management                            Italy,” said the Wiesbaden player.
HP Thursday, March 27, 2008                                                               SPORTS                                                                                                            17

                                                                              Prep soccer                                                                                  staying
                                                                              squad tunes up                                                        Biggest Loser, Week 5
                                                                              to defend title,                                                      Congratulations to Jennifer Friend
                                                                                                                                                    for losing seven pounds in the fifth
                                                                                                                                                    week of Mannheim’s Biggest Loser

                                                                              shuts out local                                                       competition. The team as a whole
                                                                                                                                                    lost 27 pounds last week and 166

                                                                              German team
                                                                                                                                                    pounds since the beginning of the

                                                                                                                                                    Ladies Racquetball Nite
                                                                                                                                                    Tuesdays, 5-7 p.m., at Campbell Fitness Center in
                                                                                                                                                    Heidelberg is reserved for the ladies. Enjoy exercise,
                                                                                                                                                    camaraderie and fun competition. Novice players
                                                                                                                                                    welcome; coaching/instruction available. DSN 370-6350.

                                                                                                                                                    Women’s History Month Walk/Run
                                                                                                                                                    The Heidelberg Community EO Working Group is
                                                                                                                                                    sponsoring a 5K walk/run March 29, 9 a.m., starting at
                                                                                                                                                    the Patrick Henry Village library parking lot. Registration
                                                                                                                                                    begins at 8 a.m. DSN 373-7955, civ. 06221-17-7955.

                                                                                                                                                    March Madness
                                                                                                                                                    The Final Four will be at the European Regional Library
                                                                                                                                                    Support Center on Mark Twain Village in Heidelberg
                                                                                                                                                    March 29. This Xbox 360 tournament is free and tip-off
                                                                                                                                                    begins at 1 p.m. Library opens at noon for practice. DSN
                                                                                                                                                    370-6678, civ. 06221-57-6678,

                                                                                                                                                    Baseball and Softball Officials Clinic
                                                                                                                                                    The officials clinic will be held April 1-4, 6:30-9 p.m. and
                                                                                                                                                    April 5, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. To register, e-mail john.c.english@

Double header starts season                                                                                                                with the subject Baseball/Softball Officials
                                                                                                                                                    Clinic Participant. DSN 388-9397, civ. 06221-338-9397.
                                                     photos by Gene Knudsen
Heidelberg’s Briann Joyner started the first game of the year against         Junior Gavin Granthan shoots and scores one of Heidel-                Racquetball Invitational
Mannheim last Saturday at the Heidelberg Patton diamond.The Lady              berg’s five goals during a friendly match that took place             Tournament starts April 12 at Kleber Fitness Center,
Lions won both sides of the double header 17-0 and 17-6. This Satur-          against TSG Rohrbach March 18. Coach Perry Puppolo was                pre-registration runs through April 2. Entry fees are
day the Lady Bison travel to Baumholder and Heidelberg entertains             “very pleased” with the team’s performance prior to the be-           $20 for first category and $5 for second category. DSN
Kaiserslautern at home.                                                       ginning of the regular soccer season.                                 493-2087, civ. 0631-3406-2087.

                                                                                                                                                    Bowling Championships
Clarinetist wins half-marathon                                                                                                                      The Army’s Morale, Welfare and Recreation, Europe,
                                                                                                                                                    hosts the 2008 U.S. Forces Europe Bowling Champion-
                                                                                                                                                    ships April 16-18 in Grafenwöhr. Submit entries to
                                                                                                                                           or fax to 09641-1081 by April
                                                                                                                                                    11. Registration forms can be found at https://public.
                                                                                                                                                    475-6177, civ. 09641-83-6177.

                                                                                                                                                    3-on-3 Basketball
                                                                                                                                                    Darmstadt Sports and Fitness will host a “Final
                                                                                                                                                    Countdown” Three-on-Three Basketball Tournament
                                                                                                                                                    and Festival from April 3-5 at Cambrai-Fritsch Kaserne
                                                                                                                                                    Gym. Tournament play will include Three-On-Three,
                                                                                                                                                    3-point Shootout & Slam Dunk 1st & 2nd Place Awards.
                                                                                                                                                    The Festival on April 5 will include games, face-painting,
                                                                                                                                                    costumed characters, and a “best cake in town” competi-
                                                                                                                                                    tion. For details contact DSN 344-6353.

                                                                                                                                                    Tai Chi Day
                                                                                                                                                    Tai Chi Day will be observed March 29, 8:30 a.m., at the
                                                                                                                                                    Ramstein Youth Center in Bldg. 428. All ages are invited
                                                                                                                                                    to participate in this free event. DSN 480-6600.

                                                                                                                                                    Farewell Softball Tournament
                                                                                                                                                    Memory Field April 12-13 through Darmstadt Sports and
                                                                                                                            photos by Karl Weisel   Fitness. Teams are limited to 18 players +2 non-playing
                                                                                                    Walter Johnston heads to the finish             coaches. There is an 8-team limit, so sign up before April
                                                                                                    line of the half-marathon in Wies-              8. Entry is $100.00 per team and includes commemora-
                                                                                                    baden March 15. The clarinetist fin-            tive t-shirts. For more information, call DSN 348-7441.
  Runners take off at the start of the Wiesbaden Half-Marathon March 15.
                                                                                                    ished in 1:20:37 to claim first place.

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