Community Happenings

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany -- Editor's Note: Submit "Community" advertisements 10 days before the desired publication date to publicity@spangdahlem.af.mil. For more information, call the 52nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs Office Internal Information Section at 452-5244.

Upcoming Events

October: The Arts and Crafts Center is hosting an artists and craftsman contest. The categories are painting, any media; drawing and prints, any media; three-dimensional, sculpture, wood, metals, etc.; general, handcrafted items, kits, molds, etc. The categories will be broken into adult, 18 and older; and youth, 13 to 17 and 12 and under. Entries need to be at building 189 by 4 p.m. Oct. 21. The entries must be submitted with a 5x7 JPEG on a compact disc. Entries must be picked up by 9 a.m. Oct. 26. For more information, call Vanessa Dominik at 452-6841.

Oct. 1: There will be Breast Cancer Awareness Month 5-kilometer fun runs at 6 a.m., noon and 4 p.m Oct. 1. The runs begin at the fitness center. The route is the classic 5-k fun run route on Perimeter Road. Participants can run or walk. There is no time limit. Please wear the proper shoes and work out attire. For more information, call Juergen Stockemer at 452-6634.

Oct. 2: There will be a Girl Scout Ice Cream Social from noon to 2 p.m. Oct. 2 at the Bitburg Chapel Annex. The event is free for all registered Girl Scouts. Volunteers are needed to assist at various stations at the social. For more information about the social or to volunteer, call Bianca Kliss at DSN 452-4145 or e-mail biancathechef@hotmail.com.

Oct. 2: The Health and Wellness Center is hosting a "Join the fight against breast cancer" pink/brown bag luncheon 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 2 at the Spangdahlem Chapel Annex. The guest speaker will be Maj. Tara R. Chavis, women's health clinic. Door prizes will be awarded to the first 20 participants, and a fitness kit drawing is open to all attendees. For more information, e-mail 52amds.sgpz@spangdahlem.af.mil or call DSN 452-7385.

Oct. 2: Volunteer of the Quarter nomination packages are due no later than noon to the Airman and Family Readiness Center located in building 307. For more information, call DSN 452-6422.

Oct. 5: There will be a German Red Cross Blood Drive 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 5 at the Brick House. For more information, call DSN 452-8321.

Oct. 10: The Kaiserslautern Military Community Air Force Chapels and Protestant Families presents "The marriage you've always wanted" seminar with author Gary Chapman, Ph.D. in Adult Education, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Ramstein Officers' Club. Seating is limited. The cost is $35 per couple or $45 with lunch, or $20 per person and $25 with lunch. Lunch includes soup, salad and sandwich. For more information or to purchase a ticket, call the Ramstein North Chapel at DSN 480-6148.

Oct. 10: The 3rd Annual Team Eifel Scout Unity Day will be held 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 10 at Spangdahlem Elementary School. All registered cub scouts, boy scouts, girl scouts and others interested in becoming a scout are invited to attend.

Oct. 15: The Mosel Dining Facility hosts a Deployed Family Dinner from 4 to 6 p.m. Oct. 15 for family members of deployed Saber servicemembers. Family members of E-4s and below will receive discount meal rates. Bring your Project Care button and a copy of deployed servicemember's deployment orders. For more information, call DSN 452-6727.

Oct. 15: There will be a free Smalltown Comedy Tour Oct. 15 at the Eifel Community Center. Doors open at 8 p.m. and the event starts at 9 p.m. The event will be hosted by Sean B and comedians Steve Brown and Tony Woods. The show is for adults 18 years and older. Tickets will be available at the community center on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, call DSN 452-7260.

Oct. 15: A Defense Finance and Accounting Service - Cleveland member, Tony Cifani, will be available 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 15 for military retirees to ask questions and discuss issues or concerns. Mr. Cifani will be conducting Call Center Services. Retirees with questions or concerns can call DSN 379-6080. If this event is successful, there will be additional call center dates in April, June and October 2010.

Ongoing Notifications

Flightline driving reminder
Never anticipate control tower directions. Always pay attention and read back instructions verbatim to prevent runway incursion. For more information, call Tech. Sgt. Stacy Miller at DSN 452-4513.

School bus safety
The new school year has arrived, and children need to be educated on the importance of bus stops, school bus and school zone safety. People also need to refresh themselves on their responsibilities when approaching a school bus stop or travel through a school safety zone. Remember to follow the speed limit, never pass a stopped school bus, don't speed through school zones, and keep your eyes open for children.

Retiree Activities Office
The retiree activities office is now open and located in building 2001, room 201 in the Eifel West (French Concern). The office is open from 11 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. every Friday and by appointment. The purpose of the retiree office is to act as a liaison between the Air Force and retired Air Force members, to help active-duty member's transition to retired status, help solve retiree problems and lobby Congress. Volunteers are also needed to help run the office. For more information, call retired Tech. Sgt. Gary Hackl at DSN 452-9013, 452-9491 or 452-6615 or email 52FW/RAO@spangdahlem.af.mil.

MOPS meeting
The Spangdahlem mothers of preschoolers, or MOPs, will meet 9:15 to 11:30 a.m. the third Monday of each month at the chapel annex. Those meetings that fall on holidays will be held the second Monday of the month. For more information, e-mail Barbara Brown at spangmops@yahoo.com or call 06575-901522.

Bank closure
The Bitburg Baking Center will be closed Oct. 12 to Nov. 6. The Spangdahlem Banking Center will be open to support Community Bank customer needs. Customers can also use ATMs, telephone banking and online banking. Online banking is available at DoDCommunityBank.com.

Prohibited items at sporting events
People are reminded that pets, glass bottles, skate boards and tobacco products are not allowed on the football field or track. For more information, call Gary Misener at DSN 452-6634.

Airman's Attic
The Airman's Attic is seeking volunteers to help run the organization and to help provide customer service to the Spangdahlem Saber Community. Please contact the Airman's Attic at 06565-61-2244 for information on how to sign up and volunteer today.

Education, training technician
Bitburg High School needs an education and training technician for Special Education. The major duties and responsibilities include: observing and recording student's behaviors and activities; tutoring students; performing a variety of administrative tasks; assisting students with disabilities; and providing assistance in eating, lifting, transferring, and facilitating the motor development of physically impaired students. The employee may monitor students in classrooms, hallways, restrooms, and cafeteria, ensuring proper behavior and observations of safety rules.

People interested in this position should come by Bitburg High School's office between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. and ask for an application. The point of contact AnneMarie Schaefer.

Lost and found
People who have lost or found any items should contact the 52nd Security Forces Squadron Investigations Section. For more information, call Staff Sgt. Keith Combass at 452-7346 or email keith.combass@Spangdahlem.af.mil.

TMO
Due to a high number of permanent-change-of-station moves at this time, the travel management office personal property section asks servicemembers and families remain flexible and head to TMO as soon as orders are issued. For more information, call TMO at 452-6068 or stop by building 103.

Miscellaneous
-- Passport and international driver's license pictures taken at the Music Video Xpress are $5 per picture.
-- The Spangdahlem Veterinary Treatment Facility clinic hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1 to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. For information regarding import/export requirements for your pet or to schedule an appointment, call DSN 452-6769.

Education Briefs

Education Resources
Servicemembers and their families can access the Department of Defense Morale, Welfare and Recreation Libraries/Lifelong Learning Resource for college level examination program and DANTES subject standardized test preparation, scholastic assessment test subject preparation, general education diploma test preparation, high school success tips, paying for college, school searches, emergency medical technician preparation, resume building, and more. The online resource can be viewed on the Air Force Virtual Education Center on the Air Force Portal under Peterson's Air Force Education Resource Center. For more information, call the Education Center at 452-6063.

University of Maryland University College
UMUC Europe is offering a new Europe $100 book award for spouses and family members of active-duty enlisted servicemembers. The application process for new and current students takes minutes. Active-duty enlisted servicemembers may still apply for the Orkand $100 book award. For more information, call the Education Center at 452-6063.