News flash

V Corps wants you
Soldiers seeking reassignment to V Corps in Wiesbaden are invited to join the team. Positions are available in all pay grades and various military occupational specialties. Interested individuals must have retainability in Europe through September 2013 or be willing to extend. Contact your local military personnel office for more information.

Army Birthday events
The U.S. Army Europe invites everyone to a spiritual fitness breakfast at the Casablanca Room, Building 31 on Heidelberg’s Campbell Barracks June 9 at 7 p.m. Reservations are required. Call mil 370-7385 or email USAREUR also invites Soldiers, civilians and their spouses to an Army Birthday Ball in honor of the Army’s 236th birthday June 11 at 6 p.m. at the Village Pavilion in Heidelberg’s Patrick Henry Village. Call mil 377-4507 or civ (06221) 39-4521 for reservations.

Court-martial results
Staff Sgt. Francis Mohamed Kaikai was convicted by an enlisted panel at a general court-martial April 22 on two specifications of violating Article 107 (false official statement) of the Uniform Code of Military Justice, and two specifications of violating UCMJ, Article 121 (larceny of government property). KaiKai was sentenced to reduction in grade to E-2, confinement for six months and to pay a fine of $15,000 with an additional confinement of six months if the fine is not paid by Oct. 15. (Courtesy of V Corps’ Military Justice)

Great Getaways Sweepstakes
Win a seven-night stay at one of five Armed Forces Recreation Centers and $2,500 for travel expenses in the Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command-sponsored Great Getaways Sweepstakes which runs through June 31. Visit to apply.

Consular outreach in Baumholder
Members of the American Consulate will come to Baumholder to help customers applying for tourist passports, Consular Reports of Birth Abroad, Social Security cards and immigration information outreach. The consulate outreach will be held June 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Passport Office, Building 8670, on Smith Barracks. Make appointments by calling mil 485-7215/7018 or civ (06783) 6-7215/7018.

Phony police vehicle
Police officials warn motorists about reports of criminals using an unmarked police car on the roadways in Belgium and the Netherlands to pull over and rob victims at gunpoint. The suspects use a car with a scrolling LED notice on the rear windscreen displaying the message “Police Follow Me” and flashing blue lights. Motorists are advised to call the national police emergency number (112 in Belgium and the Netherlands) if approached by such a vehicle to verify authenticity and get advice on how to proceed.

Ask EURMama
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Ferrell to lead signal command
The Defense Department has named Brig. Gen. Robert S. Ferrell to replace Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Smith Jr. as commander of the 5th Signal Command when Smith departs to serve as deputy commander for propency at U.S. Army Cyber Command in Fort Belvoir, Va. Ferrell is currently serving as director of command, control, communications and computer systems with U.S. Africa Command. (DoD News)

Ops excellence
Baumholder units were big winners in the U.S. Army Europe and Installation Management Command-Europe Combined Logistics Excellence Awards competition. Winners were recognized April 5 in Heidelberg. Local awardees included Company B, 24th Brigade Support Battalion, 170th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, a runner up in the medium MTOE Maintenance Excellence category; 170th IBCT, a double winner in the Deployment Excellence best participating operational deployment large unit and best participating large unit deploying categories; U.S. Army Garrison Baumholder, a runner up in the Deployment Excellence IMCOM-E supporting unit category; Company C, 24th Bde. Spt. Bn., IBCT, honorable mention in the Deployment Excellence operational deployment small unit category; and Supply Support Activity, Company A, 24th Bde. Spt. Bn., 170th IBCT, runner up in the Supply Excellence Level IV (A) MTOE supply support activity category. (USAREUR Public Affairs)