USAG Ansbach’sOn the SceneU.S. Army Garrison Ansbach — “Your Army Home!”Oct . 16, 2009Domestic violence can never be an optionrace, religion, nationality or educational background."that is over, the confusion stage sets in,resulting in the return to the violencestage, she explained.But what is it exactly?"So please, watch out for the redflags.‖According to TheNational CoalitionAgainst DomesticViolence Web site,domestic violence isdefined as the willful intimidation,physical assault, battery, sexual assault,and/or other abusivebehavior perpetratedby an intimate partner against another.The main thing people can do to helpbattle domestic violence within thecommunity is to report it.After taking the hands and words pledge, Col. ChristopherHickey, USAG Ansbach commander, places his purple paintedhand on a page that was placed on a community banner, promising to stamp out domestic violence in the community, Oct. 14 Certain behavioralat the Katterbach dining facility. Yadira Morales, coordinator of patterns of dominance and controlthe hands project helps and looks on."We brief and educate the communityand units about this epidemic and howto stop it, in addition to the number ofprograms and recommended treatments for help," said Boyd."There are in-place procedures andinterventions that are to be followed,but the duty--a mandated one--of anyone that is a witness, is to report it tothe military police. You are not helping families if you do not report," shesaid. "That is the first step to gettinghelp. If there is no intervention, it willonly get worse—intervention saveslives."can be red flags—controlling,goingthrough your perBy Ronald H. Toland Jr.sonal items, taking an ID card or moniOctober is National Domestic Violence toring cell phones, Boyd said.It is important for bystanders, even ifAwareness month and every year dothey are friendly with the people inmestic violence cases increase in com- "We have noticed a cycle of violence volved, to not try to personally intermunities--Ansbach being no exception. in our community," she said. "It is like vene because of the chance of injury,a bell curve."Boyd added."It is an epidemic," said Daisy Boyd,WhenSoldiersreturnfromdeployAnsbach Family Advocacy Programments, many families that experiencemanager. "It is an epidemic affectingdomestic violence go through aindividuals in every community-―honeymoon stage‖ for a while. Onceregardless of age, economic status,What to do?Take a look atthe latestgoings onPg. 4ConstructionCOLA SURVEYCornerThe latest ontraffic changesat AnsbachPg. 5Survey gives servicemembersan opportunity to take part in ensuring accurate Cost of LivingAllowance ratesPg. 6Click for your5-day weatherforecast:KatterbachStorck Barracks

2 - On the Scene2Oct . 16, 2009Con’t from 1"It is not your job to be an investigator.We have professionals in the community that do this and that is their job—they are on-call 24/7," she said. "Soalways call the military policefirst."effort."For more on domestic violence contactDaisy Boyd, the FAP manager at DSN467-2516 or CIV 09802-83-2516.At the MoviesAnd the command takes domesticviolence seriously.KatterbachFri, Oct. 16,"Awareness is important becausewe want to stamp out domesticviolence in the community," saidCol. Christopher Hickey, USAGAnsbach commander.Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs (PG), 7 p.m.Sat, Oct. 17Bandslam (PG), 4 p.m.Boyd said enabling violators doesnot do them any favors.Sun, Oct. 18"You do not do your spouse a service when you do not report domestic violence incidents,‖ shesaid. ―The command needs to getinvolved to make sure victims getthe treatment they need so theywill not live in an atmosphere thatis terrifying.Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs (PG)), 4 p.m.A Perfect Getaway (R), 7 p.m.Thu, Oct. 22GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra (PG13), 7 p.m.―We all need to be able to live in acommunity that is a healthy andsafe—we are entitled to that,"Boyd said. "We all have to be partof the solution—it is a communityStorck BarracksFri, Oct. 16Whiteout (R), 7 p.m.Sat, Oct. 17GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra (PG13), 7 p.m.Sun, Oct. 18Bandslam (PG), 4 p.m.A Perfect Getaway (R), 7 p.m.Schedule on the Web: Illesheim.htmOn the Scene is an authorized electronic newsletter for members of the Department of Defense. Contents are not necessarily the official views of, or endorsed by, the U.S. Government, or the Departmentof the Army. The editorial content of this publication is the responsibility of the USAG Ansbach PAO. Theappearance of advertising in this publication, including inserts or supplements, does not constituteendorsement of the products or services advertised by the U.S. Army. Everything advertised in thispublication will be made available for purchase, use, or patronage without regard to race, color, religion,sex, national origin, age, marital status, physical handicap, political affiliation, or any other non-meritfactor of the purchaser, user, or patron.Col. Christopher M. Hickey, USAG Ansbach commanderJim Hughes, Public Affairs OfficerConnie Summers, Public Affairs SpecialistRonald H. Toland Jr., Public Affairs SpecialistPublic Affairs Office — 468-1600 or 0981-183-1600


4 - On the Scene4Oct . 16, 2009Goings onRetiree daystreet from the Commissary.Please make sure all representaThe Army in Europe Retiree Appreciatives are available and in attention Day, hosted by USAG BadenHosted by EDIS & Rainbow Elementary Schooldance.Wuerttemberg/Heidelberg, is Oct. 17FREE DEVELOPMENTALat 8 a.m., Patrick Henry Village, Hei- For more: contact Miss JennySullivanDSN467-2929orCIVSCREENINGdelberg, in the Village Pavilion, main09802-83-2929.FOR CHILDREN BIRTH TOballroom. This year the CommandingFIVE YEARS OF AGEGeneral, United States Army Europeand Seventh Army, Gen. Carter Ham, Fun in the kitchen moves towill present commander's comments to Thursdays Oct. 22 at the Yellowthe audience and present a long over- Ribbon Room from 6-7:30 p.m.due Bronze Star Medal with "V" deFor more, call DSN 467-4555 orvice to retired Army Staff Sgt. Alfred CIV 09841-83-4555 to sign up.When: November 9 th, 2009Pankey for his actions in Vietnam withTime: 0900 – 1200 HRSWhere: Rainbow ESthe 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment. WanttoshopforsomethingServices provided for members at theRAD include medical, dental, and le- unique and not found locally?By Appointment Only -- No Walk InsPlease call Rainbow ES at DSN 468-7806gal as well as other personnel services. ACS Yellow Ribbon room nowCIV 0981-15984has a catalogue shopping roomRegistration is from 7 a.m. to 7:55filled with different and unique catawith provided services beginningDebt collectionpromptly at 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Please logs that you can view and then order People who owe money to, or wereon-line for fast Christmas shoppingRSVP to Ivor Watson at DSN 370owed money by Spc. Jordan Roberts ofand delivery.3347 or email: [email protected] CAB HHC in Ansbach shouldCome join us for some cookies andcontact Cpt. Justin Izzo at DSN 467coffeewhileyoushopthroughour2173 or CIV 0151-229-81003. A listCIF inprocessing hourscatalogues.of such accounts will be given to SPCDue to the change in the In-processingRoberts legal guardians.Transition Center schedule for inprocessing Soldiers, the Central Issue Europe on a Budget class, learn toFacility now will be conducting initial travel and see all the places you want Cancelation of Festivalto without going broke. The class takes Due to the renovations to the Storckissue to new arrivals every Tuesdaychapel, the Fall Festival previouslyfrom 8 a.m. to noon effective Oct. 20. place Oct. 29 at 9 a.m. at the Storckscheduled for Oct. 31 has been canACS.Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdaysceled. The Fall Festival at Katterbachfrom 8 a.m. to noon will be reservedchapel will continue as planned. Forfor appointments. The CIF will be A contract position is available at the more contact Mrs. Cindy Kostelnikopen for walk-in service MondaysIllesheim ACS for an intake/reception DSN 467-2785 or CIV 09802-83-2785Thursdays from noon to 4 p.m. Theclerk. For a copy of the solicitation andCIF will continue to be closed Fridaysmore details, call the Storck ACS atfor training, inventories and equipmentDSN 467-4555 or CIV 09841-83-4555. Last chance to see the oneprocessing. Any questions regardingact playsthis schedule can be directed toCommunityChildFindThe Terrace Playhouse performs ShelStanalee R. Blackburn, the AnsbachSilverstein‘s Signs of Trouble thisFree developmental screening hostedCIF manager, at DSN 468-7691 orSunday at 3 p.m. at the LongbowCIV 0981-183-691, or Walter Campos, by EDIS & Illesheim ElementarySchool for children birth to five years Lounge in Illesheim. Also being perthe Illesheim CIF manager, at DSNformed will be some Storybook Theaof age.467-4567 or CIV 09841-83-4567.ter – Bremen Town Musicians, TheOct. 26, from 9 a.m. to noon at theLittle Peasant. If you‘re looking for aIllesheim Elementary School. TheseSTORCK NEWSare appointment only screenings -- no great way to enjoy a Sunday afternoon, A Better Opportunity for Single Ser- walk-ins! Please call Ansbach EDIS at come on up and enjoy the show!vicemembers meeting is held onDSN 468-7644 or CIV 0981-183-644 NOTE: Signs of Trouble is for a maStorck Barracks, Oct. 20, at 2 p.m. in to schedule.ture audiences, but Storybook Theaterthe BOSS center, located across thestuff is kid friendly.

5 - On the Scene5Construction CornerH O T: The Katterbach gasstation is slated to reopenNov. 1 according to AAFESofficials!Bismarck Kaserne—BismarckKaserne. No major changes; sewer theOct . 16, 2009work continues by the movie theaterand on the south west corner of theExchange.two-way street for that one day only,so please watch for signs.As well and also weather permitting,the top layer of the road by the bankwill be laid on Wednesday. Traffic willdetour by the simulation center--pleasewatch for signage here too.Katterbach Kaserne—No major changes here either, however thereis still work to be completed in theclinic parking lot.The sewer line behind the dining facilBarton--no changes this week.ity will continue for about four moreweeks, but that does not affect trafficThank you for your patience duringflow.this phase of sewer construction.Storck Barracks—On Monday,Oct. 19, weather permitting, the asphalt top layer will be installed at theengineer building. Traffic will be temporarily re-routed to enter by the postoffice at the pedestrian zone and is expected to last one day. This will be a

6 - On the Scene6Oct . 16, 2009Survey gives servicemembers say in determining Cost of Living Allowance ratesBy Staff Sgt. Patricia DealU.S. Army Europe Public AffairsOfficeHEIDELBERG, Germany U.S.Army Europe Soldiers and their Families in select communities will have thechance to directly affect part of theirpaychecks this year by taking part inthe Living Pattern Survey.Results from the online survey helpdetermine amounts of Overseas Costof Living Allowance paid to servicemembers stationed overseas, accordingto William Gordon, finance policy specialist from the USAREUR personneldirectorate here.Overseas COLA is designed to allowservice members outside the UnitedStates to maintain the purchasingpower they would have if stationed inthe U.S.―It is so important that all Soldiers andFamily members who are eligible participate in the survey so we canhave the most accurate data possible.The LPS is one of the ‗buildingblocks‘ of COLA, and the key to success of an accurate determination ofthe rates to have maximum participation and good data,‖ Gordon said. TheLPS survey is normally done everythree years, Gordon said, but the lastsurvey here was in 2005. ―We‘re backon schedule now and need to be sure toget 100 percent participation.‖From Oct. 1 - 31, eligible Soldiers willbe able to access the survey via the―Hot Topics‖ link on the USAREURhome page. Gordon explained that thelink goes directly to the Web site forthe Defense Travel Management Office, which manages COLA.For surveyors in the Ansbach garrison,participants can simply access it at theAnsbach home page, said DonnaBond, who is heading up the local initiative."The link to the survey is on the Ansbach Home page, right at thetop," said Bond."Follow that link to the survey and thelocation code--GM228--is very easy tofind, since it (Ansbach) is the first entry on the location menu," added Bond.According to the DTMO directive,those Soldiers required to complete theLPS are all Soldiers not living in thebarracks, who are on permanent dutyorders to Germany and who have beenin country for at least three months,and are assigned to selected communities."We anticipate maximum participationfrom all active duty Soldiers not livingin the barracks," said Bond adding thatspouses can help Soldiers to completethe survey during the month of October, explaining that if one does nothave access to a computer, they canuse computers at the Yellow RibbonRoom or Library."In order for our information to contribute to the survey, we must havemaximum participation for each rankgroup," said Bond."In order for our information to contribute to the survey, we must havemaximum participation for each rankgroup," said Bond.ties, Ansbach being one of them.―Typically the LPS is used to identifyshopping patterns -- how much theSoldier buys on the economy versusfrom the PX and commissary. Weidentified those specific communitiesto give us a representative samplingfrom three areas: fully supported, partially supported, and non-supported,‖Gordon explained.According to Gordon, the survey isquite detailed, covering most commonpurchases such as groceries, personalcare items, appliances, recreation,transportation, and day care.(con’t on pg. 6)

7 - On the SceneCOLA Survey7(con’t from page 5)The survey asks where members purchased basic goods and services, suchas from outlets on the local economy,on-base outlets such as commissariesand exchanges, and purchases madefrom catalogs, export houses or online.―It really is a chance to make an impact without a lot of effort. The surveyis very simple and straightforward,‖said Sgt. 1st Class Luis Lopez, NCO-in-charge in the office of the USAREURcommand sergeant major. Lopez participated in the last survey, and said heis already gathering his information forthe new survey. ―My family and I do alot of shopping on the economy as wellas at the PX. I‘m more than happy tofill out the survey as a way to provide(the Army's finance system) withwhatever information they need to helpthem determine the COLA rates.‖The results of the survey are used toform the retail price survey, or MarketBasket Survey, which takes place Nov.1 - 30. Retail Price Schedules are conducted annually in overseas and stateside locations to collect approximatelysix to nine prices at on- and off-basesources for items on a list of 120 goodsand services identified in the LPS.Gordon said commander of each community designated to participate in thesurvey chooses a locality point of contact – its "secret shopper‖ -- to performthe Retail Price Survey scheduled from1-30 November 2009. Based on guidance provided by USAREUR financialpolicy experts, the secret shoppersshop at the PX, commissary, stores onthe local economy, and other places forthose 120 specific items, broken downinto 12 categories such as groceries,clothing, recreation, day care andmedical and dental care.Bond stressed that designated shopperswill be visiting stores in Ansbach andBad Windsheim during November tocheck prices for our Market Basketsurvey.―The DTMO uses results compiledOct . 16, 2009Cost of Living Allowance (COLA)and the 2009 European LivingPattern Survey (LPS)This is your opportunity to help determine the amount of Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) youand other Soldiers in Europe receive. Service members in Europe receive COLA to compensatefor the difference in prices between the continental United States and specific overseasareas. This also includes an offset for the Euro exchange rate and its effect on your purchasingpower. All active duty members not living in the barracks in USAG Ansbach and who havebeen on station for at least 3 months are required to complete the mandatory COLA LPS by31 October 2009. Soldiers are encouraged to take the survey with their families.Between 1-31 October 2009 the survey is available on the USAREURHome Page under “Hot Topics” or many/DON’T HAVE A COMPUTER? USE OURS AT YOUR YRR OR LIBRARY.USAG Ansbach POC: D. Bond, DSN- 468-7760, CIV 0981-183-760 ore-mail: [email protected] the Germany Market Basket Sur- had narrowed from 24 to16 percentvey and the data collected from thebecause the prices of goods and serstateside Market Basket Surveys tovices in the U.S. were rising at ahelp compute COLA index rates,‖greater rate than in Germany.Gordon said. ―Economic conditions in For more information on the survey forthe States obviously have a direct im- Ansbach, contact Donna Bond at DSNpact on overseas COLA rates. But we 468-7760 or CIV 0981-183-760 ordon‘t anticipate any major increase or email at: [email protected] in the overseas rate in the nearfuture.‖The last majorchange to the overseas COLA rate forUSAREUR was aWhat:four-point deductionChild care for a night out withyour spouse before deploymentphased in from Maythrough AugustWhere:2009. According toKatterbach Chapelinformation on theCost of watch care:DTMO Web site,Watchcare is free. Care willannual survey databe provided by adult and highfrom Germany andschool volunteers trained bydata on the rate ofthe Red Cross.inflation collected inthe United Statesduring the last twoyears showed thepurchasing powerPlease call the Katterbach Chapel at 467-2785 or emailgap between theCindy.kostelnik to add your children to the list. Space is limited.U.S. and Germany

8 - On the Scene8Oct . 16, 2009AAFES gas station closes during constructionWith all the construction going on atBismarck Kaserne, the garrison andAAFES closed the retail gas stationthere because of safety concerns.Officials expect the closure to last untilmid August.Officials stressed that they pursuedevery option to keep the station open;however, the need to drive through themotor pool area two ways, and thecongestion at the gas station and carcare center with no exit on the maingate road creates too many safety hazards.Additionally, officials said that keep-People will need to ensure money is intheir fuel card account. This can bedone at the PX on Bismarck, on line at or via phoneat 0800-181-9945.Also, people can find Esso stationsusing the company‘s English searchsite at .ing the car care center was seen as aOfficials realize this complicates getpriority to ensure people could still get ting gas for most of the community,car repairs on the installation.but they feel strongly that the safetyBecause of the closure, communityhazards of keeping the station open aremembers will need to gas up their cars too severe to allow operation after Mayat area Esso stations using the AAFES 25.fuel cards.

9 - On the Scene9Oct . 16, 2009Now HiringHere are some of the job openings listed on theCivilian Personnel Web site:, for NAF; USAJobs for AF; and AAFES. On these job ads, youwill find the name of the position, the low andhigh grades and the closing date. See the appropriate site above on how to apply, and pleasekeep in mind this list was put together doingsearches on the above Web sites and may notinclude all jobs available in the community. Tomake sure you have the latest info, get withACS or conduct current job searches on thesites.Non-appropriated Funds(EUNAFHJ0910830375A), Ansbach, Oct. 21*Child and Youth Program Assistant(EUNAFHJ0901AOC), Dec. 31.*Hotel Desk Clerk (EUNAFHJ0901AOC1),Ansbach, Dec. 31.Appropriated Funds*NAF Support Manager (CF09-601)Ansbach, Oct. 21*Civil Engineer (EUJD09833164)Ansbach, Oct. 26*Sales Store Tech. (EUHU09DECA2091IL/AN) Storck Commissary, Dec. 31*Store Associate (EUHU09DECA1108AN)* Lead Child and Youth Program Assistant(EUNAFHJ0907641039A1), Ansbach, Oct. 18 Katterbach Commissary, Dec. 31* Budget Analyst (EUNAFHJ0910821612A ), *Food Service Worker(EUHU09DECA7408AN), Ansbach CommisAnsbach, Oct. 21*Child and Youth Services Program Associ- sary, Dec. 31*Store Worker (EUHU09DECA6914IL/AN)ate Tech Lab, (EUNAFHJ0910825277A),Katterbach and Storck Commissaries, Dec. 31.Ansbach, Oct. 21* Human Resources AssistantAAFES* Food Service Worker (H-030344-2009)Ansbach, Oct. 19Central Texas College*Field Rep. Education Ctr. DSN: 353-8309 /09721-968309 [email protected] NatIonal*Customer Assistant(09OCT0HJ235B0X835887)Illesheim, Oct. 28*Air Traffic Control Specialist(08DEC0HMVCOR0X231687)Illesheim, Oct. 28Looking for a job? ACS can help!Call DSN 467-4555 or CIV 09841-83-4555 orDSN 467-2883 or CIV 09802-83-2883 to findout how!


11The key to fillingyour Germanprescription isbeing preparedBy Jennifer Walsh, BMEDDAC PAOPharmacists across Bavariaare celebrating NationalPharmacy Month this October by educating beneficiaries about how to fill Germanprescriptions.“We don’t want to make itdifficult for the patient to gettheir medication,” said Lt.Col. Paul Ray, Bavaria Medical Department Activity pharmacy director. “We wantthem to have this informationon hand so they can reference it when they need it.”According to Ray, there aretwo ways to get a Germanprescription filled. Patientscan get their medicationsfrom the German pharmacy,or they can ask their German provider to give theman English prescription sothey can get their medications from their health clinicpharmacy.Health Informationthe German pharmacy they prescription, we’d be moremay be required to pay a co- than happy to help.”pay or file reimbursementpaperwork with TRICARE.”Ray also said patientsshould be aware that healthRay also said patients mayclinic providers are prohibbe required to show theirited from rewriting Germanoriginal referral paperworkprescriptions into an Englishfrom their military treatment format.facility to their German doctor and should bring a copy“Unless the health clinic prowith them to the pharmacy.vider has evaluated the patient, they cannot rewrite aPatients who choose to have prescription,” Ray said. “Thistheir German prescriptionis for the patient’s safety.”filled at their health clinicpharmacy also need to keepIn the end, Ray said it doesa few things in mind.not matter where the patientfills their prescription. The“The biggest thing is making important thing is that theysure the prescription is in the get their medication, followEnglish format when it getsthe directions and start toto the health clinic pharget better.macy,” Ray said.“You went to see the doctorAlthough German and Eng- for a reason – you weren’tlish prescriptions are similar, feeling well,” Ray said. “We’llRay said when it comes totry everything we can tomedications it’s all aboutmake it work.”details and patient safety.“If a patient brings in a prescription in the German format to the health clinic pharmacy, we have no way ofsafely knowing exactly whatthey want,” Ray said. “Wecan’t guess at it.”Instead, Ray recommendspatients ask their Germanproviders to write their prescriptions in the English format if they want to pick uptheir medications at thehealth clinic pharmacy.“Most of the German providers enrolled in our PreferredProvider Network know how“The method we recommend the prescriptions should beis whichever is easiest forwritten,” Ray said. “If theythe patient,” Ray said.have a question about what“However, patients shouldwe stock or how to write thebe aware that if they go toFor more information, contact your local health clinicpharmacy or TRICARE Service Center. For step-bystep instructions on fillingyour German prescriptions,visit Click onyour local health clinic, thenclick on the pharmacy tab.Things you should knowabout filling your Germanprescription:On the economy:If you are enrolled in TRICARE Prime, a networkpharmacy will not chargeyou for the medication. Theywill submit the bill to TRICARE. You must show acopy of your referral from theclinic to the German doctor.If you use a non-networkpharmacy, you will have toprepay and then submit aclaim to TRICARE for reimbursement.If you have TRICARE Standard, you will have to prepayand then submit your claimto TRICARE for reimbursement. You are responsiblefor the co-pay and deductible.If you are a civilian, you willhave to prepay and then obtain reimbursement fromyour health insurance.At your local health clinic:The German provider mustbe a network provider andmust be listed in the militarypharmacy database.The prescription must be inEnglish and meet the following criteria:Patient’s full name and dateof birthDate the prescription waswrittenThe chemical name,strength and quantity ofmedication to be dispensedDosage instructions in plainEnglishSigned by prescribing German physicianMedication must be listed inmilitary formulaDoctor must write the diagnosis or indication on allcontrolled substance prescriptionsCan only be dispensed byan MTF pharmacist or dispensing physicianWriting prescriptions in English is strictly voluntary onthe part of the German provider



14Grafenwoehr Consolidated Exchangea a f e s . c om C lic k , Fin d , S a v eGraf Food CourtClosure Notice for Re-flooringProjected closure dates:5 Oct 09 - 11 Oct 0912 Oct 09 - 18 Oct 0919 Oct 09 - 25 Oct 09SubwayTaco Bell and CharlesPopeye'sBaskin Robins last day of business will be 3 Oct 09. The NewPizza Hut will replace the Baskin Robbins space, opening is tobe announced.Energy Awareness Monthwithin USAG AnsbachHow can you contribute to save?There Few Tips Not in use? Turn off the juice! USE YOUR WITS, SAVE YOUR WATTS!Switch off unnecessary lights. Empty rooms love dark! UNPLUG THAT DRAIN!Shut off or unplug electrical “drain” such as battery chargers, printers, scanners, and coffeemakers. BE WISE ABOUT OFFICE SUPPLIES!Use energy efficient products with Energy Star label BURN CARBOHYDRATES NOT HYDROCARBONS!Walk, bike, or take public transport to work.POC: Regina Kranz, Utilities Engineer, Energy Manager, Email: [email protected]


Illesheim ACS for an intake/reception clerk. For a copy of the solicitation and more details, call the Storck ACS at DSN 467-4555 or CIV 09841-83-4555. act plays Community Child Find Free developmental screening hosted by EDIS & Illesheim Elementary School for children birth to five