HPMarch 27, 2008 HeraldPOST Vol. 33, No. 24 www.bw.eur.army.mil THURSDAY 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 flickr.com/photos/heraldpost. 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 Basketball: 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 together 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: www.army.mil Defense news: www.defenselink.mil 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 COMMAND MESSAGE 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. COMMENTARY 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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Contents of the Herald purchaser, user or patron. a particular issue, they must be in our hands firstname.lastname@example.org Post are not necessarily official views of, or Editorial content is edited, prepared and by noon the preceding Thursday. 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 TAXES 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 W-2s 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 army.mil. Location: First floor, Bldg. 4006, Cambrai-Fritsch Kaserne 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 performance Heidelberg Location: Shopping Center, across from Popeye’s Chicken 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 Mannheim 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 Kaiserslautern Location: Room 101, Bldg. 2310, Kleber Kaserne, inside the Legal Services Center Appointments and Walk-ins: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Contact: DSN 483-7688, civ. 0631-411-7688 Landstuhl 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 DARMSTADT transforming DARE teaches students life lessons By Amy Buenning Sturm USAG DARMSTADT PUBLIC AFFAIRS AS DARMSTADT PREPARES TO CLOSE, 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 www.usaghessen.eur.army. 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. darmstadt.army.mil/closure.html. 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 darmstadt.army.mil. 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: www.darmstadt.army.mil/closure.html. “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 USAG KAISERSLAUTERN PUBLIC AFFAIRS leader visits 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 countries. “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- Courtesy 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 ourARMY around the world For more Army news, visit www.army.mil 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 facility. 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 HP Thursday, March 27, 2008 NEWS 11 USAG 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 journalists 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 include: 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 GERMAN COOKING 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 Vicki 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. email@example.com. 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 THEATERS 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. 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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) Heidelberg-Emmertsgrund. 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, www.uso.org/rheinneckar. 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, www.uso.org/rheinneckar. $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. heidelberger-fruehling.de. 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 www.europaeische-kulturtage.de. 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, theatre.org. Visit www.aafes.com for updated listings and more movie descriptions 14 COMMUNITY Thursday, March 27, 2008 HP HIGHLIGHTS community ANNOUNCEMENTS 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, firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 06151-69-1600. 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 yahoo.com, www.ktownamericanle- the Heidelberg community to get an its community welfare disbursement. The Recruit the Recruiter Team will brief specialists Darmstadt School. jeffsimpson91@ gion.org. ambulance, which will take them to Application: email@example.com. through sergeants first class on the benefits, chal- hotmail.com. 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- heidelberg.com, 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” www.hcsc-heidelberg.com. 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 www.kaiserslautern.army.mil/sites/ 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 darmstadt.army.mil/sites/services/ 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. firstname.lastname@example.org. 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, email@example.com. 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. firstname.lastname@example.org. Post 10614 hosts a meeting at 6:30 movie theater in honor of Child lot April 5. Pre-register at ODR. DSN 06151-69-6260. 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 email@example.com, www. National Library Week – Head – Mannheim Health Clinic will dog groomer to provide services for pets of service p.m. DSN 348-7605. ktownvfw.org. 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- firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. us.army.mil. cial security cards, vaterans’ benefits employment. DSN 385-2862. ACS Classes – Intro to Outlook, email@example.com. 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 Dexheim. missioner, “and it’s great entertain- ment.” 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 ACTIVE 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 FRIEND competition. 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, www.library.eur.army. mil/ael-gt. 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 eur.army.mil 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 09641-1081 by April 11. Registration forms can be found at https://public. euromwr.army.mil/mwr_bowlgolf.htm#bowl. DSN 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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