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
Sept. 12: Outdoor Recreation offers caving and rappelling from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The cost is $40 per person and includes transportation, equipment and guide. People are asked to bring water, lunch and euro. For more information, call DSN 452-7170.

Sept. 13: Outdoor Recreation offers horseback riding from 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. The cost is $59 per person and includes transportation and a guide. People are asked to bring water, snacks and Euro. For more information, call DSN 452-7170.

Sept. 14-18: A Gospel Extravaganza workshop will be held 6 p.m. at the Spangdahlem Air Base Chapel. For more information, call Shaunta Franklin at 06562-965-224 or 0176-6217-4438.

Sept. 14-25: Applications for the Spouse Tuition Assistance Program are available for Term V at the education center, Airman and Family Readiness Center, Spangdahlem Library, and the university offices. STAP is available to spouses of active-duty Airmen who have accompanied the servicemember overseas and will be attending courses offered by one of the colleges on base.

Sept. 15-16: The Joint Holiday Hometown News Team will be here filming hometown holiday greetings from 7:45 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. All military members, Department of Defense civilians and their family members stationed overseas during the holiday period are eligible to participate. Spouses of deployed military members also may record a holiday greeting. Military members must be in uniform. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call the 52nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs Office at DSN 452-6012.

Sept. 16: Airmen Against Drunk Driving will hold elections at noon at the Brick House for the following positions: education and training, secretary and two schedulers. People are encouraged to come out and volunteer for a position on the AADD Council. For more information, email 52fw.aadd@spangdahlem.af.mil.

Sept. 16: There will be a Sesame Street Live USO Tour at 3 and 6 p.m. at the Bitburg gym located on the French Kaserne. This show is free. For more information, call Teresa Madison at DSN 452-7260.

Sept. 17: Spangdahlem Elementary School is hosting its Parent Teacher Student Association general member meeting and open house at 6 p.m. in the multi-purpose room. All parents are invited to attend and joint the PTSA for school year 09/10. Parents will find out about upcoming events and have an opportunity to sign up and volunteer. The open house will follow the meeting for parents and student to visit their classrooms and the specialist classrooms. For more information, call Barbara Triplett at DSN 452-6881.

Sept. 17: Test your culinary skills against Ultimate Chef champion Airman 1st Class Jason Sugimoto at the 52nd Force Support Squadron Ultimate Chef Competition from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Mosel Dining Facility. The winner will received a traveling knife set. For more information, call Tech. Sgt. Turaeza Hose at DSN 452-6727.

Sept. 17: The Airman and Family Readiness Center has a free Strengthening Families Program, hosted by Iowa State University. This program is designed for families with children ages 10 to14 and is a seven-week course that helps build closeness in the family as children advance into their teen years. The goal is to enhance communication skills, teach limit setting, encourage goal setting and much more. For more information or to sign up, call the Airman and Family Readiness Center at DSN 452-6422.

Sept. 17: The Annual Job Fair is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Club Eifel. Local hiring authorities such as the Army and Air Force Exchange Service, Defense Commissary Agency, civilian personnel, non-appropriated funds human relations office, as well as private contractors such as the Community Bank and Service Credit Union will be there. Other agencies will also attend to promote education and volunteer opportunities.

Sept. 18: Youth programs will host smart girls' night out from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. for girls ages 9 to 18 at the Bitburg Youth/Teen Center. The evening will consist of everything girly - hair-dos, manicures, and attendees can learn a thing or two in the process. The cost is $5 for members and $15 for non-members. Please register by Sept. 11. For more information, call DSN 452-9206.

Sept. 19: Luxembourg Greets America Concert is at 8 p.m. at the Victor Hugo Exposition Hall on 60, Avenue Victor Hugo in Ville-de-Luxembourg. The Bettendorf Firefighters Band will perform a selection of music with American origins including Blues, Jazz, Frank Sinatra and Broadway tunes. The evening includes dance, narratives, costumes, a photo exhibit and a few surprises. The U.S. Embassy Marine Corps detachment will sell refreshments. This concert is free, but you must RSVP to concert@state.gov or call 46 01 23 ext 2292.

Sept. 19: A Gospel Extravaganza concert will be held at 7 p.m. at the Spangdahlem Air Base Chapel. For more information, call Shaunta Franklin at 06562-965-224 or 0176-6217-4438.

Sept. 19: Eifel Lanes Bowling Center offers a no-tap tournament. Sign-ups begin at 1 p.m., and bowling begins at 2 p.m. Knock down nine pins and it counts as a strike. Ladies have to knock down eight pins. For more information, call DSN 452-6217.

Sept. 23: A Healthy Eating Lifestyle Program is 4:45 to 5:45 p.m. at the Spangdahlem Chapel. It is open to anyone who would like to attend. For more information about HELP, call Linsha Wingate at DSN 452-8138 or email linsha.wingate.ctr@spangdahlem.af.mil.

Sept 23: Bingo and Crab Boil is scheduled for 5 p.m. at Club Eifel. There is a $1,000 jackpot. The cost for food is $13.95 for club members. Bingo is $25 for club members for three cards or $50 for nine cards. For more information, call Billie Jo Mueller at DSN 452-4633.

Sept 25: The Skelton Memorial Fitness Center is offering a step skills and choreography training from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. for $114. The workshop covers class format, successful cueing, smooth transitions, creative choreography and effective music utilization. Prior Aerobic and Fitness Association of America Primary Group Exercise Certification is recommended. For more information, call DSN 452-6634.

Sept 25-26: Youth programs will hold a pre-teen lock-in sponsored by Keystone from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. for youth ages 9 to 14 at the Bitburg Youth/Teen Center. Children will participate in art projects, fitness activities, cooking projects, tournaments and more. Dinner, breakfast and snacks will be served. The cost is $20 for members and $25 for non-members. Please sign up by Sept. 18. A minimum of 20 children is required. For more information, call DSN 452-9206.

Sept. 25-27: The Skelton Memorial Fitness Center offers a personal fitness training workshop from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. for $342 and $59 for the book. The workshop includes lectures, practical demonstration, written and practical exams. Early registration and pre-study is required. Current CPR is required before the certificate will be issues. For more information, call DSN 452-6634.

Sept 26-27: The Bitburg Commissary will have a case lot sale for the Eifel community. For more information, call 452-9135.

Sept. 26: The Brick House is hosting a baby face contest at 1 p.m. at the community center. Pick up a registration form at the community center. For more information, call Andy Rice at DSN 452-7381.

Sept. 26: The Skelton Memorial Fitness Center will host a primary group exercise workshop from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. for $114 and $44 for the book. The course will review Aerobic and Fitness Association of America Basic Exercise Standards and Guidelines, exercise science and exam criteria, followed by written and practical exams. Early registration, pre-study and group exercise teaching experience is required. Current CPR certification is required before the certificate will be issued. For more information, call DSN 452-6634.

Sept 26-27: The 2009 U.S. Forces Racquetball Championships will be held at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, at the northside and southside fitness centers. This is a single-elimination tournament with consolidation with the following categories: men's open division; men's B division and men's C division; and women's open and women's novice divisions. Athletes may only register for one division. The tournament is scheduled for two days, but if time permits, it will be completed in one day. U.S. military ID card holders, civilians and family members are eligible for the tournament. For more information, call DSN 452-6634.

Sept. 27: The Skelton Memorial Fitness Center will host an indoor cycling instructor training workshop for current indoor cycling instructors and people interested in instructing. Courses focus on "how to create a dynamic, high-energy indoor cycling class for all-level students." Prior Aerobic and Fitness Association of America Primary Group Exercise Certification is recommended. For more information, call DSN 452-6634.

Sept. 28: Pass and registration will be closed for training. It will reopen at 8 a.m. Sept. 29.

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.; and 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. Entries must be submitted with a 5x7 JPEG on a compact disc and be picked up by 9 a.m. Oct. 26. For more information, call Vanessa Dominik at DSN 452-6841.

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: The ice hockey season begins with practice from 8 to 10 p.m. at the Bitburg Ice Arena next to the Bitburger Brewery. The base team also plays in a German league. If anyone is interested in playing hockey, show up ready to play. For more information about the team, call Tech. Sgt. Andy Hogan at DSN 452-2860.

Oct. 15: The Mosel Dining Facility hosts a Deployed Family Dinner from 4 to 6 p.m. 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. 16: The Eifel Lanes Bowling Center offers a Boss's Day special from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bowl one game for one with your boss, and your boss only pays $1 a game. For more information, call DSN 452-6217.

Oct. 17: Outdoor Recreation offers a Devil's Canyon hike from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The cost is $15 per person and includes transportation and a guide. People are asked to bring water, lunch and Euro. For more information, call DSN 452-7170.

Oct 19-23: The Allied Command Headquarters Ramstein Indoor Soccer Championships will be hosted by the German air force at Warendorf, Germany, which is equivalent to the U.S. Olympic Training site in Colorado Springs, Colo. A training camp will be held here Oct. 14-19. People interested in playing on the U.S. Air Forces in Europe team need to complete an Air Force Form 303 and supply a resume. Only active-duty military can participate. For more information, call the fitness center at DSN 452-6634.

Oct. 20: A children's Iron Chef Competition will be held at 3 to 6 p.m. at the Mosel Dining Facility. Teams of two will compete against other teams. For more information, call DSN 452-6727.

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 TSgt 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.

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.

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.