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August 6, 2009 U.S. Army Garrisons Vicenza & Livorno www.USAG.Vicenza.Army.Mil Vol. 42, Issue 31

What’s Inside MAKING A


Garrison news DIFFERENCE: Pvt.
Nicholas Marble, Pfc.
pages 2 & 3 Timothy Roberts and Pfc.
Alfonso Garcia, of 2nd
Let the garrison
Platoon, A Co., 1-503 Inf.
command know how (Abn.) install stairs near a
they can improve WWI fountain near Pianezze
July 29 for a community
services. Take the service project. Signs have
customer service been posted in the areas
where the U.S. military unit
survey online today. and Italian Alpini worked
together on the
improvement projects.
Put that phone down.
You can now make
health center
appointments online.

Community news
pages 4 & 5
Eye on the Sky: 173rd
troops battle it out in
no-holds-barred

All in a day’s work


combatives tourney,
seven winners to
compete in Army
championship

Airborne troops take part in local service project


Story and photos by make retrieval worth the soccer players’ magnificent host to American servicemen
LAURA KREIDER efforts, the bushes have been home to the and their families for decades,” said Alpha
Outlook Staff stray balls for some time. Company’s Capt. Kevin M. Ward.
It was raining soccer balls. Or so it The stockpile of balls was found by The Soldiers cleared a trail to and
seemed. 503rd Alpha Company troops during a July around a fountain, dug in and installed stairs
While clearing overgrown brush next to 29-30 community service project hosted up a well-trafficked hillside to connect a
a soccer field in Arcugnano, 1st Battalion, by the unit. About 70 Soldiers participated. fountain in the location called Grancare
503rd Infantry Regiment (Airborne) “We launched this project in an effort to Alte—created by an Italian WWI
Soldiers found ball after ball. Too dense to give back to a community that has been a See LOCAL Page 3

Community notes
pages 6 & 7 Soldiers requesting transfer of GI Bill benefits to family
By ROB McILVAINE benefits has been the most requested Served less than the time
OUT & ABOUT: A listing FMWRC Public Affairs initiative we receive from our service required to earn 100
of local concerts, members,” Deputy Under Secretary of
The new Post 9/11 GI Bill took effect percent of the benefit? You
festivals and events Saturday, and service members have Defense for Military Personnel Policy Bill may receive benefits at a
started submitting requests to transfer Carr said, “and we believe it will assist us
Movie Schedule in retaining highly qualified military prorated amount. Visit
benefits to their spouses and children.
“Transferability of Post 9/11 GI Bill See LIST Page 5
http://www.gibill.va.gov/.
Sports
page 8
Mako Sharks ready
The Army has seen an increase in Soldiers
taking their own lives. In 2008, 140 Spouse wins American Idol-style
for a comeback Soldiers in the active-duty Army committed
suicide. That puts the 2008 active-duty
contest, 3-CD recording session
Community lifeguards suicide rate at 20.2 per 100,000—the Vicenza FMWR
test skills during highest ever for the Army and, for the first hoping community
competition time, higher than the civilian rate... members throw
Sign up for flag football
Army eyeing stress in the ranks their hats in ring
by Aug. 17 By C. TODD LOPEZ Services military personnel for local contest
Army News Service subcommittee, Vice Chief of Operation Rising Star winner
Joyce Dodson sings "Faith
The Army must go beyond Staff of the Army Gen. Peter and Hope" at DMI Music's
preventing Soldier suicides, and W. Chiarelli told lawmakers Firehouse Recording Studios
take a look at addressing other the Army is concerned with not in Pasadena where she
only suicides, but also acts of recorded a three-song CD as
symptoms of a force struggling part of her prize for winning
with eight years of persistent violence, increased use of the Army Family and Morale,
conflict, said the service’s vice alcohol, drug abuse, infidelity Welfare and Recreation
and reckless driving. Command-sponsored singing
chief. contest. Sign-up by Aug. 14 at
During testimony July 29, “We’ve been at war for www.vicenzaMWR.com for
Photo by Tim Hipps the Sept. 18-19 event.
before the House Armed See ARMY Page 2
Garrison news
Army considering Web based counseling
continued from Page 1 the Army asked the National time that our Soldiers have at the Army’s approach was physical strength to the safety
nearly eight years,” Chiarelli Institute of Mental Health to home,” Chiarelli said. “There is primarily reactive. That has and well being of our Soldiers.”
said. “That has undeniably put a study its causes in the ranks. The no doubt in my mind that this changed today — it is in fact Chiarelli said he believed that
strain on our people and our study commissioned by the reduced dwell time — is causing proactive.” there is an uptick in substance
Army will a tremendous amount of stress Part of that proactive abuse problems in the Army as
equipment. Unfortunately, in a
focus on on the force, on Soldiers, and on approach to Soldier well being a result of ongoing stressors on
growing segment of the Army’s
behavioral families. And I have to believe is the Army’s Comprehensive the force. The Army has
population, we have seen
h e a l t h , the NIMH will identify that early Soldier Fitness Program, responded to that with an
increased stress and anxiety
psychological as one of the stressors that is Chiarelli told legislators. The increase in substance abuse
manifest itself through high-risk
resilience, affecting us.” program is meant to begin for counselors, and recently, a pilot
behavior, including acts of
suicide risk, Chiarelli also told lawmakers Soldiers in basic training and program at one installation to
violence, excessive use of
suicide- the Army has several initiatives continue throughout their career. allow Soldiers to self-identify for
alcohol, drug abuse, and reckless
r e l a t e d Chiarelli to improve the psychological In written testimony to the alcohol abuse without the
driving.”
In the most extreme cases, behaviors, and wellness of Soldiers. Congress, Chiarelli wrote that knowledge of their command.
however, Soldiers commit suicide deaths across the active “Secretary of the Army Pete the CSF program is designed to The Army is also looking at a
suicide. And the Army has seen and reserve components. Geren and Chief of Staff of the raise “mental fitness” to the Web-based program to deliver
an increase in Soldiers taking Chiarelli told lawmakers he Army Gen. George Casey same level the Army considers care to Soldiers, Chiarelli told
their own lives. In 2008, 140 thinks limited time at home consciously made the decision to physical fitness. lawmakers. A special “Web-
Soldiers in the active-duty Army between deployments is one expand our efforts to improve “We recognize people come Care” program would provide
took their own lives. That puts cause of stress for Soldiers and the overall behavioral health and into the Army with a very diverse “online ‘real-time’ counseling via
the 2008 active-duty suicide rate families and that increasing well being of the force,” Chiarelli range of experiences, strengths video, e-mail, live chat, or instant
at 20.2 per 100,000—the highest dwell time is a solution. said. “Ultimately, we want to get and vulnerabilities in their mental messaging.”
ever for the Army and, for the “I think the thing that would left of this very serious problem. as well as physical condition,” “We are committed to getting
first time, higher than the civilian give us a leg up on this, that And to do so we must improve he said. “Studies have shown the message out to Soldiers that
rate. ;In order to better would help us out so much, is to the resiliency of our Soldiers and that mental and emotional it is okay to get help,” Chiarelli
understand the rise in suicides, increase the amount of dwell their family members. In the past strength are just as important as said. “We are making progress.”

Here’s your chance: Let the garrison command know what you’re thinking
PAIO news release commander to obtain critical customer ones need improvement.” performance on a scale of 1 (very poor)
service feedback on service-provider Community members can take the to 5 (excellent) and how important these
As part of the Army’s effort to prioritize strengths and areas requiring survey online at www.myarmyvoice.org. services are to their lives or missions, also
services and improve service delivery improvement.” The survey will run Aug. 24-Sept. 18 and on a scale of 1 to 5.”
performance, the Installation Management Hill said the process is a way for is divided into two main categories—
Command (IMCOM) conducts a The assessment is divided in two
IMCOM to provide dependable and corporate or senior leadership and groups: constituent (customer) and
customer assessment of services provided standardized services throughout the constituent or community members.
by their installations. leadership. The constituent assessment
Army. Anyone who uses Vicenza garrison’s
“It is an annual Web-based, diagnostic identifies garrison services most important
“As families go from installation to services is eligible and encouraged to take
tool that provides direct feedback to the to the customer and evaluates how well
installation, the quality of services is the survey.
garrison leadership from those constituents something they can rely on,” he said “As a “Customers provide demographic data garrisons are providing each service. The
that use products and services at the part of the CMS program, it’s my job to that will automatically direct them to the purpose of the leadership assessment is
installation,” said the installation’s determine from customers which USAG appropriate corporate or constituent to assess the performance and
customer service officer, Nino Hill. “The Vicenza garrison services fit IMCOM’s assessment,” explained Hill. “Within the importance of the services as determined
assessment enables the garrison goal of valuable and dependable and which survey, customers will rate service by installation leaders.

Speak What was your favorite assignment? Why?


Out

Pete Huller Carl Turner Sgt. Justin Vincent Larry Kilgore Diana Bahr
Force Protection EOC Garrison HQ DPTMS PAO

“As a United Nations “Italy, where I was able “Italy. I’m an outdoor “Cocoa Beach, Fla.: “This is my first
observer in the Republic to serve as a Soldier and e n t h u s i a s t ; Sun, beach, fishing. And assignment, so I guess
of Georgia because that’s civilian.” snowboarding is off the as a retiree, a VA hospital it’s my favorite! Go
where I met my lovely chain here, in and base nearby for my Wings!!!”
wife.” Switzerland, Austria. family and me. It’s
There are so many heaven in a small
locations to shred ...” place.”
„ WHAT YOU THINK MATTERS: If you have an idea for a Speak Out or commentary, we’d like to know.
E-mail us today at editor@eur.army.mil. Type “Speak Out Suggestion” or “Outlook Commentary Idea” in the
subject line and include your contact information, including a home or cell phone.

2 THE Outlook August 6, 2009


Garrison news
The Noncommissioned Officer

PROFILES OF SUCCESS Make medical appointments online


ERMC news release or other absences. When that happens, Increase TOL appointment
beneficiaries will receive an appointment booking to a minimum of three
The Europe Regional Medical with someone else on a team of percent by September, increasing to
Command has embarked on a drive to providers who substitute for one another a minimum of five percent by the first
improve beneficiary Access to Care, when necessary. of the year.
including increasing the availability of The ERMC goal is to have no more Using the TOL online appointment
online appointments through TRICARE than three providers to a team. U.S. Army service more often will help “as it allows
Online. Health Center Vicenza has already beneficiaries the option of selecting
Each clinic’s Web site (visit http:// completed this reorganization. appointment times that work with their
ermc.amedd.army.mil/mtf), has an “These small teams allow our busy schedules and the freedom to book
“Online Appointment” link. Online providers to become more familiar with appointments 24 hours per day,” said
appointments are available around the your care,” she said, “and you are seeing Armstrong. “Simply put, beneficiaries can
clock, long after the appointments desk a team of providers dedicated to meeting now book an appointment for a sick child
at clinics have closed. your individualized needs.” at 3 a.m. and know that they have an
Sgt. 1st Class
Richard Handran “This means no more waiting for the Ensure 25 percent of Military appointment at 8 a.m.
appointment lines to open up or trying to Treatment Facility-enrolled They also promise to do what it takes
Unit: HHC, 173rd ABCT juggle appointments with busy TRICARE Prime beneficiaries are to make the service easy and reliable.
Current Position: S-6 schedules,” said U.S. Army Health registered correctly on TOL by Anyone who tries to make an
Center Vicenza Commander Col. September, increasing to 50 percent appointment online unsuccessfully should
Automations NCOIC
Kimberly Armstrong. by March next year. Beneficiaries are let the clinic know. Every clinic’s Web
Age: 41 Access to care goals for online asked to visit the TOL Web site and site has a link to the ICE card for that
Hometown: San Diego, Calif. appointments are: ensure personal information is accurate. facility. Beneficiaries are encouraged to
Years in service: 22 Ensure 80 percent of all primary This includes making sure the leave a comment there, or to tell your
care appointments are available on beneficiaries are associated with the clinic clinic’s patient advocate.
What would surprise people the internet (Web-enabled). that serves them. Many people still are If you make an appointment through
about you: I was a youth Clinics have already reached this goal, listed under a clinic or hospital at a former TRICARE Online that you cannot keep,
pastor for 14 years. “and USAHC-Vicenza currently has duty station, for example. you can also cancel it online. If made by
Biggest mentor(s) and why: more than 90 percent of its acute and Others use their economy address phone, however, you must call your local
routine appointments for family practice when the clinic needs their APO address. central appointment line to cancel.
My dad. He adopted four kids, and pediatrics available for online Anyone who wants to make changes but Canceling early gives other beneficiaries
myself included, and was a dad, booking,” said Armstrong. is uncertain how can call toll free to 800- an opportunity to get a medical
not just a father. In addition to that, clinic staffs are 782407, option 8, for assistance 24 hours appointment and also eliminates provider
improving the chances beneficiaries will per day. down-time.
Life’s ambition: Grow old with
see a provider they’ve seen before. Armstrong said the operators are very “This is especially critical,” said
my wife and raise Godly Sometimes, a primary care manager is helpful and can make needed changes Armstrong, “in the coming months as we
children. unavailable due to training requirements over the phone. prepare units for deployment.”
Motto: If at first you don’t
succeed, read the directions.
Your definition of an NCO: A
leader who provides practical
Local community planning show of appreciation
continued from Page 1 Arcugnano, placing a platoon in charge a big asset in the completion of our project
purpose and direction that is battalion—with a church on the top of a of each area and supplemented by their due to their help and moral support and
clear and effective. hill and cleared a three-mile long hiking headquarters platoon as needed. by providing us with tools, food and
Advice for junior Soldiers: Do trail in Lapio near Lago di Fimon. “It is a nice way to work on developing overall generosity,” said Nunez. “There
“This was not simply an effort by A a partnership between our community and was a small issue with the language
the right things all of the time the American community,” said barrier, but we collectively got together
Co. 1-503rd, but rather a joint project with
and use respect. the administration of the Comune di Arcugnano’s town advisor, Antonia and made a difference with the local
Reason for your success: Arcugnano, as well as the Arcugnano Menon, who was at the Pianezze fountain community.”
Alpini. The Arcugnano administration and to express the community’s appreciation. Guiliano D’Andrea, the U.S. Army
Christ. Menon said the town is planning a Africa science advisor, has been a key
the Alpini were instrumental in making
Your defining moment as an this project a success,” he added. September fest as a show of thanks to liaison between the brigade and the
NCO: Crawling out of the first During meetings that took place in the unit, “and that will also give our Italian towns, including putting his
sergeant’s office because I June and July, the project locations and communities the chance to meet.” language skills to good work coordinating
details were finalized. Following these “I think the community project overall the community service projects for each
failed to take care of a Soldier. meetings, Alpha Co. leadership was a success, bringing unity between company.
I was an E-5 at the time. conducted several site recons. the local community and U.S. military,” Other companies in the battalion are
Visit the Army’s Web site dedicated to the The unit settled on three towns to focus said 1st Platoon’s Sgt. Juan Nunez. conducting community service projects
Year of the NCO at www. army.mil/Year of their efforts: Lapio, Pianezze and “The local community members were in Camisano, Creazzo and Costabissara.
the NCO.

The Outlook August 6, 2009 Vol. 42, Issue 31 At your service Substance Abuse Prevention
U.S. Army Africa Commander off post at 0444-71-7000 or e-mail: DL
Maj. Gen. William B. Garrett III USAG Vicenza Outlook Editor Cheryl Davis is the prevention coordinator (PC) and
The Outlook is published weekly by
USAG Vicenza Commander the USAG Vicenza PAO, Unit 31401, Box employee assistance program coordinator (EAPC) for the
and Publisher 10, APO AE 09630. It is printed by Centro
Col. Erik Daiga Stampa Editoriale SRL, Grisignano (VI) installation’s Army Substance Abuse Program.
USAG Vicenza 0444-414-303.
Editorial publication is an authorized
“As the PC, I design, develop and administer target group-
Public Affairs Officer
Jon Fleshman
section for members of the U.S. Army oriented alcohol and other drug prevention education and
overseas. Contents of The Outlook are
Editor not necessarily the official views of, or training programs in coordination with the ASAP staff and
endorsed by, the U.S. government,
Adriane Foss
Department of Defense, Department of other prevention professionals,” said Davis.
Photojournalist
Laura Kreider
the Army, Installation Management
Command-Europe, U.S. Army Garrison
“We address military risk levels and work toward
Vicenza or the U.S. Army Southern reducing risk factors,” she said. “ As the EAPC, I am the
The Outlook is an unofficial European Task Force.
publication authorized and provided by Submissions: Send all submissions point of contact for civilians who have any kind of problem
AR 360-1. for publication to DL USAG Vicenza
All editorial content of The Outlook Outlook Editor. Submissions should be and need assistance.”
is prepared, edited, provided and
approved by the U.S. Army Garrison
made via e-mail and must be received by
Monday at noon for that week’s publication.
She is located in Bldg. 169. Office hours are from 8
Vicenza Public Affairs Office in building The editor reserves the right to edit all a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
3, room 101, on Caserma Ederle in submissions for style, brevity and clarity.
Vicenza, Italy. Telephone DSN 634-7000, Circulation is 2,500 per week. Davis can be reached at 634-6122.

August 6, 2009 THE Outlook 3


Eye on the Sky
(Left) Pfc. Cole B. Johnson, a
human resources specialist with
173rd Brigade’s Support Battalion,
delivers a punch to Capt. Brandon
Kennedy, an infantry officer with
Alpha Company, 2nd Battalion,
503rd Infantry Regiment. Kennedy
won the fight and the
Welterweight class. He will
represent the 173rd in the Army
Championship Combatives
Tournament in September.
(Photo by Pfc. Michael Sword)

1 Staff Sgt. Michael Kennicker


(red) and Spc. Phillip Huckeba,
both representing 2-503, compete
to determine the third place
winner in the Lightweight class.

2 Soldiers, families and fans


watch the first bout between Pvt.
Allen Burns, 1-503, (left) and Pvt.
Christopher Diramos, 2-503, who
compete in the Flyweight
category. Burns won the match
and placed third in this weight
class.

3 Staff Sgt. Jacob Saldivar,


Charlie Company, 1-503rd
(Airborne), completes the
knuckle protection of a
participant before the event
starts.

Fight Night:
by Pfc. MICHAEL SWORD
Troops bout it out during tourney,
will compete in Army championship
not make it past the preliminary rounds,
173rd ABCT Public Affairs Barrows did win one of two matches.
1
T
“I think I proved my point,” she said.
he power may have gone out, but The development of the Modern Army
there was no shortage of energy at Combatives Program was started in 1995, by
the post gym July 30. Soldiers, then Staff Sgt. Matt Larsen and a team of
families, fans and cheering sections Rangers from the 2nd Ranger Battalion, 75th
crowded the building to watch the Ranger Regiment. The task at hand was to
best of the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat create a combatives program that was easily
Team battle it out as the 173rd held its first trained and more effective than the current
brigade-wide combatives tournament July 29 program. After evaluating many different styles


and 30. of martial arts, Larsen and his team decided
There have been that Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
battalion tournaments would act as the base
in the past, but this is Combatives prepares our form for the new
combatives program.
2
the first year that the Sky Soldiers to face our
173 has held a
rd After years of constant
competition for the adversaries and to have the development, the
brigade, said Maj. Bo
Stuart, the officer in
charge
tournament.
of the
courage to sacrifice their MACP became the
personal
accomplish
safety
the
to
mission,
‘ Army standard in 2002
and is a training
requirement for all
initial entry soldiers.
The winners in the which is victory.
seven weight classes However, the
(see below) will Col. James H. Johnson tournament was held
represent the 173 in rd for more than just
173rd ABCT Commander
the Army competition.
Championship Combatives Tournament at “The value of combatives tournaments is
Fort Benning, Ga., Sept. 18-20. that it reinforces the skills and mentality that
The tournament was open to all 173 rd we want our Sky Soldiers to have,” Said Col.
Soldiers. However, unlike many tournaments, James H. Johnson, commander of the 173
rd

ABCT. “It prepares our Sky Soldiers to face


3
there were no female-specific brackets.
Pfc. Leanne Barrows, a combat medic with our adversaries and to have the courage to Photos 1,
Charlie Company, 173rd Brigade Support sacrifice their personal safety to accomplish 2, and 3
Battalion, was one of three female the mission, which is victory.” by Laura
competitors. Kreider
“I think that it’s very important because I THE WINNERS ARE:
think that females are stuck with the standard Flyweight- Neely, Jesse M- SPC, 2-503
Lightweight- Losteter, Kenneth, E- SPC, 1-503
or the thought that girls can’t fight guys, girls Welterweight- Kennedy, Brandon, M- CPT, 2-503
can’t do this, or what guys can do and it’s Middleweight- Stuart, Bo- MAJ, HHC 173d
Cruiserweight- McLauchlan, Andrew S- SGT, 2-503
actually not true,” said Barrows. Light Heavyweight- Green, Stephen- SGT, 2-503
Although the three female competitors did Heavyweight- Clark, Scott A- 2LT, 1-503

4 THE Outlook August 6, 2009


Community events
Community turns out for shell painting Darby
Story and photos by ates
a hobby because I enjoy
LAURA KREIDER painting,” said Lidron. “I do some
Outlook Staff painting on shirts, stones and Texas hold’em
some canvas.” Wanna get lucky? Come
More than 20 community Lidron had some of his to Texas Hold’em today.
members participated in the shell colorful collections on display. Free hot dogs for all players.
painting class July 29, a combined He uses Call 633-7855 for
library and art acrylic colors information.
center event. due to their
“Children Get in shape with
brilliant and
w h o free noon classes
fast-drying
participated in Check out Eileen’s list of
properties.
the event had classes.
The class
fun,” said There’s something
was focused on
Franco Lidron, scheduled almost every day
how to hold the
the post of the week.
shells while
entomologist Call the Fitness Center for
applying the
and shell Franco Lidron, class instructor, uses a hairdryer to speed up the more information at 633-
first coat of drying process at the Art Center July 29. (At left) Evelyn Fultz, 7, holds
painting 7440.
color (acrylic) shells she painted during the event.
instructor. and how to dry
“This was Library story hour
and apply other Every Wednesday at the
the first course colors or nail
that I taught post library for children ages
glitter paint for
here, even Lidron’s shell 3-5.
a shiny touch.
though I have collection was on Call 633-7623.
Read The display during the
been teaching classes about Outlook’s Community Briefs, class.
insect collections in some Stop by ITR to
page 7, weekly for updates on schedule a trip
schools,” he said. this and other art center and
“Painting the shells became „ Visit some of Rome’s
library classes. most famous sites at your
own pace.

List family members as beneficiaries before leaving Army Start off in Vatican City,
home of St. Peter’s Basilica
continued from Page 1 their Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits. and Vatican Museum (where
personnel.” Once a Soldier has retired or you’ll find the Sistine
Career service members on separated from the Army, they Chapel).
active duty or in the selected can no longer add new family Call ITR for more
members as potential information at 633-7589.
reserve who are eligible for the
Post 9/11 GI Bill may be beneficiaries,” said Bob Clark,
Darby Community
entitled to transfer all or a the DoD’s assistant director for
Club activities
portion of their unused Post 9/ accession policy and military „ Every Thursday is
11 GI Bill entitlement to one or personnel policy. Karaoke Night at the Club.
more family members. Pays housing costs Fun starts at 6:30 p.m.
Among the first to take „ Need to say thanks?
And tuition is not the only
advantage of the Post 9/11 GI Bring your right arm/wing
benefit extended to potential
Bill was 1st Sgt. Steven Colbert, man to the Community Club
college-goers.
Headquarters & Headquarters Photo by Rob McIlvaine on the third Friday of each
For students attending
Company, 3rd U.S. Infantry 1st Sgt. Steven Colbert takes a moment out of his day to read with son month.
Jordan at Headquarters & Headquarters Company, 3rd U.S. Infantry school more than half the time,
(The Old Guard) at Fort Myers,
(The Old Guard) at Fort Myers, Va. Jordan wants to join the Army but the Post 9/11 GI Bill also pays
Va. first wants to graduate from Virginia Tech. Darby Religious
housing costs, up to a rate
The best thing equivalent to the Basic activities
business admin-istration. Jordan degree, a master’s degree or
“I will be the first to say that Allowance for Housing rate for For details, call the chapel
already has big plans. even a doctorate. at: 633-7267 (050-54-7267)
the Army is probably the best “I want to go in the Army and Defense officials are advising an E-5 with dependents in the
9:40 a.m.: Catholic
thing that has ever happened to play football,” Jordan said with service members to transfer at ZIP code where the school is Reconciliation
me. It has given me some of the a big smile. “But I want to least a month’s worth of GI Bill located. 10 a.m.: Catholic Mass
advantages that I didn’t have as attend Virginia Tech first.” benefit to every dependent Students are also entitled to 11:15 a.m.: Protestant
a child growing up. One of the Passing on benefits before they leave service. This a yearly stipend of up to $1,000 worship
reasons why I stayed in so long “I didn’t put that in his head,” will lock in an opportunity to to cover the cost of books and Protestant Sunday
is because of Jordan (9), my Colbert said. “He already has change the number of months supplies, and students from school starts at 10.a.m.;
son. Now I have the picked that out and with us highly rural areas who are Catholic CCD at 11:15 a.m.
transferred at a later time.
opportunity to give him being here in the DC area, the Any family member not transferring to a school may also The chapel is collecting
something I never had,” Colbert Post 9/11 GI Bill is perfect. It’s approved for transferability be entitled to a one-time cardboard, robes, children’s
said. a pricey school but these payment of $500. plastic swimming pools and
before a member retires or
Colbert has spent 23 years “I get choked up just cardboard rolls from paper
benefits are going to help me be separates will be denied the
in the Army with tours towels and toilet paper.
able to take care of that…it’s opportunity forever, unless the thinking about the benefits I’m
Contact the Catholic
throughout Europe and across just wonderful. I’m just member re-enters service. able to give my son,” Colbert
education coordinator to find
the U.S. overwhelmed about the Remarriage, ETS’ing said. out when the next
During his years in the Army, opportunity to really be able to Likewise, veterans who Soldiers can elect to transfer confirmation will take place.
Colbert took advantage of take care of him,” Colbert said. remarry or have more children benefits to family members at Choir practice is at 9:30
tuition assistance and graduated For Soldiers and Army after leaving service will not be https://www.dmdc.osd.mil/ a.m on Sunday before Mass.
with a B.S. degree in spouses who might want to able to transfer GI Bill benefits TEB. The congregation needs a
management. His wife, Danielle, continue with their studies, the to these new family members. The VA administers the “Post cantor. Talk to Chaplain
currently a junior at Prince “It’s recommended that Porter or Father Roberto to
Post 9/11 GI Bill can be used 9/11 GI Bill,” and determines
George’s Community College, serve.
for all levels of degree Soldiers add all family members eligibility. Visit http://
is working towards her B.A. in programs, including a second as potential beneficiaries of www.gibill.va.gov/ for details.

5 THE Outlook August 6, 2009


Out&About by Anna Terracino

Daily tours offer taste of Verona Via Campo Sportivo. Tickets are available in Vicenza
at Media World in the Palladio
Friday: Vicenza, 7:30 a.m. – 1
Shopping Center or online at
p.m, San Pio X -Via Fabiani,
h t t p : / / w w w. g r e e n t i c k e t . i t /
Riviera Berica – Via Rosselli, Via
index.html?imposta_lingua=ing
dei Laghi; Valdagno (about 20
miles northwest), 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., or http://www.ticketone.it/EN/.
Piazza Roma, Piazza del Mercato;
Montecchio Maggiore (about 12 Outdoor
miles west), Piazza Marconi, Recreation
Piazza Roma; Piazzola sul
Southern Italy
Brenta (about 16 miles east), Via
Sept. 4-6
Camerini, 3; Isola Vicentina
Enjoy a weekend in the south
(about 10 miles northwest), Via
of Italy, Sept. 4-6. See Pompeii,
Marconi, 14, Via Calisignano;
Naples and Amalfi Coast. Includes
Marano Vicentino (about 14
lodging, guided tours, trip
miles north), Piazza Silva.
assistance and transportation.
Saturday: Vicenza, 7:30 a.m. – Sign-up deadline: Aug. 17.
1 p.m, Via Granatieri di Sardegna,
Via del Mercato Nuovo, Via Ca’
Free mountain biking
Balbi, Piazza Biade; Bassano (22
through August
miles northeast), Piazza Garibaldi, All levels mountain bike rides
continue through August, every
Piazza Libertà; Schio (16 miles
Wednesday from 4:30-6:30 p.m.
northwest), Piazza Statuto, Piazza
Photo courtesy of Verona Tuttintorno Sign up in advance.
The flavor and history of Verona: Local Verona products complement Rossi,Via Btg Val Leogra;
Chiampo (about 19 miles west), Kayak + scuba
the province’s superb wine. (Below) Historic sites abound throughout the area. Piazza Giacomo Zanella; Verona Two adventures in one: kayak
(about 38 miles west), 8 a.m. – 2 and scuba Aug. 16. Kayak to a
The proceeds will go to a local miles east), Via Roma. p.m., Piazzale Olimpia; Trissino dive spot located near Isola di
Festivals kindergarten to purchase a stair (about 13 miles west), Piazza
Monday: Lonigo (20 miles Garda.
& events lift for disabled children. Mazzini.
southwest), Via Garibaldi; Thiene Ropes course Aug. 20
Festa della Birra: Aug. 7-9, Outlet shopping tours in (about 18 miles north), Corso Join the Jungle Adventure
in Recoaro Terme, about 34 miles Verona - In July and August the Garibaldi, Piazza Chilesotti; Malo ropes course Aug. 20.
northwest of Vicenza. Food tourist office of Verona offers four (about 20 miles northwest), Via
booths featuring local typical different tours to discover the Molinetto; Torrebelvecino Lake discovery
dishes and free beer sampling. city’s surroundings and typical (about 17 miles southeast), Piazza Explore Lake Maggiore, the
Entertainment for children, live products. Aldo Moro. second largest lake in Italy Aug.
music and shows. „ Outlet shopping tour, every 22. Call for more info.
Tuesday: Vicenza, 7:30 a.m. –
Sopressa Festival : Aug. 8-9, Wednesday, half-day, 15 euro Hike the tunnels
1 p.m, Piazza dei Signori, Contrà
in Valli del Pasubio, 22 miles north „ History and flavors in the Hike the famous 52 tunnels of
Garibaldi, Ferrovieri - Via Baracca;
east of Vicenza. The sopressa is a Vialone Nano Rice Area and visit Pasubio Aug. 15.
Noventa Vicentina (about 20
Vicentine sausage used in many to an art furniture factory, on
miles east of Vicenza), Piazza IV Learn scuba diving
local recipes. Its history goes Thursdays, half-day, 20 euro
Novembre, Marostica (about 18 Learn to scuba dive. Basic open
back two centuries. In 2003 it „ The land of the great wines
miles north of Vicenza), Piazza water scuba course Aug. 24-30.
obtained the Protected Valpolicella DOC and Amarone
Castello, Viale Stazione; Weekday classes held in
Denomination of Origin. Food DOC, on Fridays, half-day, 20
Arzignano (about 16 miles west evenings.
booths featuring sopressa and euro
of Vicenza), Piazza Libertà, Piazza
polenta, bigoli and other local „ Medieval villages and
Marconi; Costabissara (about 7
Pay concerts Aquaparadise
products. Old trade show, bonsai castles between Verona and
miles northwest of Vicenza), 7:30 & events Cool off at Aquaparadise water
exhibition, local handicrafts sale, Padova, on Saturdays, full day, park Aug. 15 near Lake Garda. Call
a.m. – 1 p.m, Via Gioberti;
25 euro. ColdPlay: in Udine, Friuli
bingo and fireworks. Valdagno (about 20 miles 634-7453.
Tours leave from and arrive in Stadium, Aug. 31.
„ Aug. 8: 5 p.m. food booths; northwest), 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. , Piazza
downtown Verona. Fees include Notre Dame de Paris: in Call ODR at 634-7453 to
8:15 live music and dancing with Roma, Piazza Dante, Corso Italia.
bus tour, an English speaking Verona, Arena, Sept. 10. register or for more info.
I Cavalieri del Liscio Orchestra.
„ Aug. 9: 10:15 folk parade with guide, visits and free tasting at a
Wednesday: Vicenza, 7:30 a.m.
local winery and a rice factory or
the Le Valleogrine Group
performing folk songs.
Noon: food booths; 2:30
to an art furniture factory or to
museums and castles according
– 1 p.m, Via Goldoni; Schio (16
miles northwest), Piazza Statuto,
Piazza Rossi, Via Btg Val Leogra;
Now Showing
guided excursion leaving from the to the chosen tour.
Dueville (about 10 miles north),
Sagra stand. 4:30 p.m. local Ticket is reimbursed if you Ederle Theater
Piazza Monza; Grisignano (about
handicraft market and local stores spend more than 100 euro during Aug. 6 Drag Me to Hell (PG-13) 6 p.m.
14 miles southeast), Via Mazzini.
open until 11 p.m. 5:30 p.m. Parade the tour. Discount: 50 percent for
Aug. 7 Up (PG) 6 p.m.
children ages 5-17 and senior Thursday: Vicenza , 7:30 a.m.
and exhibition of the Pavolaro’s Night at the Museum (PG) 9 p.m.
citizens over 65. Free for children – 1 p.m, Piazze dei Signori, Biade,
“V. Bellini” Band. 8:15 live music Aug. 8 Aliens in the Attic (PG) 3 p.m.
under 5. Palladio, Duomo, Foro Boario,
and dancing with Graziano
For details in English or to Viale Roma, Piazza del Mutilato; Land of the Lost (PG-13) 6 p.m.
Marashi” Orchesta and the
purchase your ticket online, visit Bassano (22 miles northeast), Aug. 9 Aliens in the Attic (PG) 3 p.m.
majorettes.
http://www.veronatuttintorno.it/ Piazza Garibaldi, Piazza Libertà; Land of the Lost (PG-13) 6 p.m.
Strudel Festival: Aug. 9, in eng/index.php. Cornedo Vicentino (about 21 Aug. 12 Night at the Museum (PG) 6 p.m.
Recoaro Terme, about 34 miles miles northwest), Piazza Aldo
Aug. 13 Up (PG) 6 p.m.
northwest of Vicenza. 9 a.m. Local Weekly Moro; Recoaro Terme (about 34
honey and homemade cookies
markets
miles northwest), Piazzale Camp Darby Theater
sale in Piazza Dolomiti. 3:30 p.m.: Cabinovia; San Vito di Aug. 7 Harry Potter / Half-Blood Prince (PG-13) 6 p.m.
a Y-shaped, 150-meter long All markets are from 8:30 Leguzzano, Piazza del Borgo Aug. 8 Harry Potter / Half-Blood Prince (PG-13) 6 p.m.
strudel will be exhibited a.m. -1 p.m., unless otherwise Vecchio (about 14 miles
Aug. 9 Night at the Museum (PG) 1 p.m.
downtown. stated. The distance from northwest); Santorso (about 17
The Y stands for “Yes we can miles north), Piazzale della Aug. 12 Up (PG-13) 6 p.m.
Vicenza is noted in parentheses.
help.” At 4 p.m. the strudel will be Libertà; Verona (about 38 miles Admission: Age 12 and over $4, under age 12, $2.
cut and sold for 2 euro a piece. Sunday: Camisano (about 12 west), 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., Via Plinio, The Ederle Theatre box office opens one hour prior to show.
Looking for the movie synopsis? Visit www.aafes.com, scroll to
Looking to buy or sell items? Check out MWR’s the bottom of the page and click on Movie Schedule.
Marketplace at www.mwrmarketplace.com.

6 THE Outlook August 6, 2009


Community briefs
Shoppette closure Bringing Baby Home Aug. 20 at 3:30 314-370-6762 or CIV 49-(0)6221- to go from GI Joe to Teacher Joe,
The Vicenza Shoppette will be p.m. Call 634-7009 for information. 3780. Monday at 5:30 p.m. at the Vicenza
Religious
closed Aug. 16 beginning at Education Center. The presentation activities
Parenting bond, skills USO Back to School will be by Doug Houston, CW03
midnight for approximately six hours
to install register upgrades. The
Create a closer bond with your Bash set Aug. 15 US Army (ret.), MAED who made Chaplain Crisis Line
children and gain parenting skills. The Back to School Bash is To speak with a
upgrades will be complete by Aug. the transition to teacher. To reserve
ACS offers: Aug. 15 from 1-3 p.m. and will chaplain after hours call
17 at 6 a.m. a spot, e-mail diana.frayne@
„ Romp-N-Stomp play group include live music, crafts, dunk tank, 634-KARE (634-5273).
phoenix.edu.
Take the survey Aug. 19 at 10 a.m., Villaggio Youth popcorn and hot dogs and a face
The URL for the Army Family Center painter and magician. Four Learn about FRGs Sunday services
Covenant survey is http:// „ Freddy FAP visits Nepal Aug. backpacks filled with school FRGs: Who? What? Why? 8 a.m.: Sacrament of
www.armymwr.com/fmwrc/AFC/ 19 at 3 p.m. supplies will be given away. Learn more Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. Reconciliation, or by
survey.htm The Web site will be „ Parent-Child Anger Sign up for USO’s Italian Culture Call 634-7500. appointment
live Aug. 15 and will be available Management class Aug. 20 at 2:30 Class. Class dates are Sept. 24-Feb. 9 a.m.: Roman Catholic
p.m.
July MOMS club Mass.
until Sept. 15. 4. Learn more about the great
„ Aug. 11: Lunch play date: new (Daily Mass is held
country you currently live in
Adults-only cosmic Summer Adventure members meet-and-greet weekdays at noon)
through readings, field trips and art.
bowling Sensation Cost is $240.
„ Aug. 19: 11 a.m. Pool play date 9 a.m.: Protestant
Every Friday and Saturday night The next SAS weekly field trip and picnic lunch Sunday school and
The USO is located in Bldg. 9A.
from 8 p.m.-1 a.m. $18 for up to six goes to Parco Oasi Rossi Aug. 11 „ Aug. 21: Out and About, meet AWANAs (September
Hours are Monday-Friday 11 a.m-
people per lane, per hour. and 13. at 9 a.m.; Moms Night Out through May in
10 p.m.; Saturday noon-6 p.m.; and
Call 634-8253 for more info on „ Aug. 27: Park play date
Country music night Sunday 12:30-6:30 p.m. Call 634- Vicenza High School)
how to use five free hours of hourly „ Aug. 29: Family night
Listen to your favorite country 7156. 10:45 a.m.: Catholic
care for the field trip. „ Aug. 31: Monthly meeting and
music every Thursday beginning at religious education (Sept.-
Volunteer skills park play date
May in Vicenza High
8 p.m. in the Lion’s Den. Opportunity for teens Volunteers learn how to build
VenturePoint Expo held Aug. 29 The Outlook not School)
Bowlopolis Family valuable skills Tuesday, 9 a.m. at 11a.m.: Protestant
in front of the PX.
ACS.
published Aug. 20
Night slated today Parents and teens can find out The Outlook will not publish an worship
Learn about time management,
Bowlopolis Family Night is about new opportunities offered for Aug. 20 issue. 1:30 p.m.: Full Gospel
logging volunteer hours and add
today, beginning at 4 p.m.; $24.95 teens through the HIRED! and Submissions should be e-mailed Pentecostal worship
training to your resume. Call 634-
special includes two hours of EDGE! programs. School supply to editor@eur.army.mil no later than 4 p.m.: Lutheran
bowling, shoe rentals, pitcher of 8526 for information.
give-aways. Monday at noon for the Aug. 13 worship
soda and large cheese pizza for up Got Stress? issue. 6 p.m.: Contemporary
to six people. Bring your Register at CTC ACS offers a free stress The next issue will be published Christian service
membership card. Bowlopolis Central Texas College is seeking
management class Aug. 17 at noon. Aug. 27. Call 634-6363 for more
Benefit days are all day every spouses, Soldiers and civilians Mondays
Call 634-7009 to reserve space. information.
Tuesday in August. $1 bowling interested in taking college courses Noon: LDS Scripture
games and $1 shoe rentals. this fall. EFMP bowling CORRECTION Study
CTC has many financial aid EFMP Bowling is set Aug. 17 at The July 30 Outlook incorrectly 5:30 p.m.: High School
Karaoke Staturdays opportunities available, including the Arena from 3-4 p.m. Cost is noted that the grace period for two- Club in the Teen Center
Karaoke! Come show us your information on $6,000 in hour parking ran until Aug. 22. The Contact Cadena Trusty
$3.50 per person and includes
singing skills every Saturday night scholarships for spouses. Our grace period runs through Aug. 21. at 320-808-6148 or
bowling and shoe rental. Over
at 8 p.m. upcoming on-site classes include vicecb @yahoo.com.
100,000 military families have
criminal justice, paralegal, and early CLARIFICATION
Art center classes members with special needs.
University of Maryland is just Tuesdays
„ Beginner oil painting class childhood development. CTC also The EFMP support program
has many vocational classes online offered through ACS provides one of many colleges that will 9:15 a.m.: Protestant
begins Aug. 13 at 3:30 p.m. Paint Women of the Chapel
beginning each month. resources and support for families participate in the Military Career
your own masterpiece in three
For more information or help with members who have special Advancement Accounts program.
sessions. Supplies are included. Wednesdays
with signing up, call 634-6514, e-mail needs. Call 634-7009 for information. MyCAA provides up to $6,000
Call 634-7074 by this weekend to 3 p.m.: Praise Dance
vicenza@europe.ctcd .edu, or stop in grant money to eligible spouses
register. practice
„ Create a bowl, vase, or other by room 206 at the education center. Welcome to Italy! of active duty or activated National
3:30 p.m.: Middle
The four-day “Benvenuti” class Guard or reserve troops.
original masterpiece at the wheel UMUC registration School club meets in VHS
offers an intro to Italian culture,
throwing pottery class, Aug. 23 at 3 through Aug. 23 Boy Scouting cafeteria September-May
language basics and shopping and
p.m. Glaze and fire Aug. 26 at 3 p.m. UMUC is announcing its fall Have you completed fifth 5 p.m.: Contemporary
traveling skills beginning Aug. 17.
All supplies included. Call 634-7074 2009 session 1 registration period; grade? Are you in interested in Praise band practice
Sign up for the class in advance.
for more info. $100 book awards for active duty Call 634-7009. adventure and learning life-long 5:30 p.m.: PWOC
„ Learn makeup techniques for service members, their spouses and skills? Do you like traveling and evening Bible study
a natural daytime look, then glam it family members; and increased Go from GI Joe to 5:30 p.m.: Catholic
up for an evening out. Supplies meeting new people? Then Choir Practice
scholarship funding. Teacher Joe
included. The class is Aug. 29 from Wondering what to do after you
scouting is for you. Call 6:45 p.m.: Gospel
Registration for ON-SITE (face-
3-5 p.m. Call 634-7074. to-face) courses is available leave active duty status? Have you Scoutmaster Charles Calabrese Choir Practice
„ Afternoon with Art & Culture through Aug. 23, with classes thought about teaching? Come to at 335-594-0624 or send an e-
event at the arts center Aug. 8 from mail to charles.calabrese Thursdays
beginning Aug. 24. Transition 2 Teaching, a free
4-7 p.m. Enjoy free refreshments workshop designed to explain how @gmail .com. 9:30 a.m.: Catholic
Apply for the $100 book awards
and an exhibition of local artists. All Women of the Chapel
at www.ed.umuc.edu/financial
artwork, including Murano glass 5:30 p.m.: Gospel
_aid. UMUC Europe announces
jewelry, photography and more will increased funding for scholarships,
service choir rehearsal
be available for purchase with which may now be awarded in
7:15 p.m.: Gospel
dollars and euro cash. amounts up to $1,000. Students may
service Bible study
Looking for a job? use these awards in conjunction
Faith group contacts
ACS offers free classes in with additional benefits, such as
Islamic: Spc.
August to help you build the skills MyCAA, which offers up to $6,000
in grants for educational funding,
Kasimov, 329-034-3511
you need. Increase your chances Jewish:Sandy
for face-to-face interviews Aug. 19 as well as military tuition assistance
or applicable veterans benefits.
Schoenberg at 634-6202
at 10 a.m. o r
For more information on
Parenting classes registration, scholarships, book sandy.schoenberg@eur.
New Parents, ACS offers free awards and more, contact a local army.mil.
classes for you: Basic Principles of UMUC Europe field representative, Latter Day Saints:
Parenting Aug. 18 at 11:30 a.m. and visit www.ed.umuc.edu, or call DSN Scripture study is held each
Photo by Laura Kreider
Monday, noon-1 p.m. at
Community Calendar Highlights U-Do-It Center: Igor Brunello, an employee at Villaggio’s U- the chapel. Sunday
Do-It, checks some of the lawn mowers available at the center. services, 9:30 a.m.-12:30
Aug. 8 - DFMWR-1-503rd Health Run The center is equipped with expendable (paint, light bulbs…)
p.m. downtown. Call Sean
Aug. 15 - Italian Holiday and non-expendable items that include everything from rakes,
drills and sprinklers to extension cords and ladders. Call 634-
Peterson at 335-
Aug. 20 - The Outlook will not be published 8219492.
Aug. 24-25 - Training Holiday 8888 today to find out your eligibility for expendable and non-
expendable items. Call the Caserma
Aug. 31- First Day of School (except kindergarten) Ederle chapel at 634-
7519 (0444-71-7519) for
DON’T BE LATE: E-mail briefs to editor@eur.army.mil noon Monday or by Friday at 4 p.m. if Monday is a holiday. religious activities.

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Sharks planning return to Sports
horts
former glory in Euro league
Special to the Outlook “The summer swim season is a skill- travels extensively to participate in
5K / 10K Run Saturday
FMWR Sports Fitness &
Aquatics with 1-503 rd Infantry
(Airborne) First Rock and the Army
In its second year of rebirth, the building time for the swimmers,” said EFSL swim meets in Aviano, Naples, Wellness Center will host a 5K/10K
Vicenza Mako Sharks is swimming the Arlana Young, the team’s gold coach and Sigonella and possibly Germany. run Saturday at 8 a.m. (pre-brief
summer season with about 30 installation CYS CLEOS director. In addition to Young, the team’s main meeting at 7:45 a.m.)
swimmers, ages 8 -19. “We accept swimmers with moderate coaches include Rachael Cameron and Late registration the morning of
The team disbanded about four years abilities on the team and use the practice Justin Aubrey. the race is 6-7 a.m. Event includes
sessions to bring their skills up to “We each coach one of the ability healthy refreshments, T-shirts for the
ago, when the coach and several key
competition level. In September we will groups—bronze, silver and gold,” she first 250 to register, body fat
families PCSed at the same time. assessments, five-minute
Now with the promise of an on-post conduct tryouts for the fall, or long, season, said. “We also have three assisting
coaches who help with practices. Each massages, music and cardio/
indoor pool opening in 2010, the Sharks which runs Sept. 1-Jan. 31, 2010, with the stretching areas.
hope to return to it former level of EFSL championship meet scheduled in group practices three times a week -
Call 634-7009 for information.
dominance in the European Forces Amsterdam in mid-February.” gold in the morning Monday,
Swim League (EFSL), which includes Wednesday and Friday; and silver and Volleyball officials clinic
Young said the long season is a much
teams on military installations from bronze in the afternoon Monday, scheduled Aug. 17-22
deeper commitment on the part of both
the swimmer and the family as the team Tuesday, and Thursday. A USAG volleyball officials clinic
England to Sicily.
In the fall, all three groups will is set Aug. 17-22.
combine and move to an indoor pool in Learn to officiate and make extra
the surrounding Vicenza community. The money. Free course. Open to 18
team held its first community swim meet years and older.
at the Villaggio pool from 8-10 a.m. Call 634-7009.
The Mako Sharks is a private
organization with all income coming Register by Aug. 17 for
from fees paid by the parents and sports tourneys
community fundraisers. Parents are USAG sports tournaments are
slated Aug. 21-22 at the N-40
elected to the board of trustees to
basketball courts. Tug-o-war TNY
manage the affairs of the team. (max 10 per team), dodgeball TNY
For more info, call board president (max 8 per team), hopscotch
Cindi Unger at 347-891-1073 or visit competition (categories: male and
www.makosharks.homestead.com. female).
. Deadline to register is Aug. 17.
Arlana Young, Mako Sharks gold coach Coaches meeting will take place at
(right), talks to John Casey and Mikela the fitness center Aug. 20 at 2:30
Reynolds during their first swim meet. p.m. Start forming your teams now.
(Photo by Laura Kreider) Call 634-7009.

Lifeguards sharpen skills during competition Mr & Mrs. Vicenza


Bodybuilding Competition
Start training now for the
Story and photo by bodybuilding competition in
LAURA KREIDER September. Open to all U.S. ID
Outlook Staff cardholders 18 years and
The Villaggio pool hosted the lifeguard older and out of high school in
competition July 28, where two teams the U.S. military communities
of six participants had the opportunity to in Vicenza, Livorno and Ghedi.
show the community their skills. Sign up deadline for the
The competition included six events, contest is Aug. 14.
such as water entry, approach relay,
Training holiday hours for
active drowning victim, brick race,
fitness center
passive drowning victim and back The fitness center will be open
boarding. Aug. 24-25 from 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
“My vision for the lifeguard
competition was to have an event that Open soccer enrollment
would showcase the lifeguards’ skills, ends Friday
fun, be competitive and show the training Open enrollment soccer
they go through every week,” said Mark continues through Friday for ages
Juliano, chief of Sports, Fitness and 3-15.
Aquatics. Bobby Unger (left), a Red team member saves a “drowning victim” during the competition. Practice begins Aug. 24 for the
According to Juliano, a lifeguard’s Luca Urbani, a post lifeguard, acts as the victim. fall season.
Call 634-6151 for info.
certification is only a learner’s permit. very important in preventing emergencies. about their experience.
“It is very important that they practice Several customers said they feel safer First-year lifeguard Andrew Tennis starts in September
and train; our lifeguards train each week after seeing our lifeguard competition Robinson said competing in some of the CYSS Tennis season begins in
to fine-tune their skills,” he continued. knowing that they could perform a rescue events increased his confidence September. Enroll your children
“Many of our customers usually see if needed,” Juliano added. “because we are better prepared and ages 8-14 yrs old at the central
a lifeguard watching the pool, which is Both teams’ participants were positive we know what we’re doing.” registration in Davis Hall’s Soldier
and Family Readiness Center.
Practice will be Wednesday
Flag football league kicks off Aug. 24 evenings at the Villaggio courts.
Call Jennifer Mueller at 634-6151.
The USAG flag football league begins Aug. 24. Submit
your roster for teams by Aug. 17. Enrollment open for
triathlon
A coaches meeting will be held Aug. 18 at 2:30 p.m. at Enrollment began Monday for the
the fitness center. The maximum number of players allowed CYS Services triathlon to be held
Aug. 22 at 8 a.m.
per team, including coaches, is 16. CYSS is also looking for
Don’t have a team? Call 634-7009 today to find a team coaches to help on the day of event.
Call 634-6151 for details.
to join.
8 THE Outlook August 6, 2009