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it-ITVicenza and Darby Military Communitiesit-IT August 24, 2018 it-IT |it-IT Vol. 51 it-IT |it-IT Issue 16it-IT www.italy.army.mil Whats Inside en-US2en-USAugust is Antiterrorism en-US Awareness Monthen-US3en-USSoldiers across Armyen-US to get new meal systemen-US5en-USGet ready for schoolen-US7en-USTeenvenuti program en-US in Vicenzaen-US9en-USDODEA Teacher of Yearen-US10en-USBOSS car,en-US motorcycle show en-US12en-USOut & Abouten-US14en-USFirst-day-of-school jittersen-US16en-USSign up foren-US a trip, class, workshop en-USChanges coming en-US for en-USOutlooken-US 2 issues leften-USBeginning Oct. 1, the en-US Outlooken-US en-US newspaper will go digital. en-US Due to budget and manpower en-US constraints, the printed version en-US of the newspaper will be en-US online en-US onlyen-US.en-US Anyone with questions en-US may contact the editor at en-US karin.j.martinez.civ@mail.mil.en-USSee en-USPOWER, en-USpage 4 en-USen-US en-US en-US(Photo by Graigg Faggionato, 7th ATC)en-USVicenza, US Army Africa welcomes commanding generalen-USUSAG Italy improves power projection capability it-ITByit-IT it-ITLaura Kreiderit-ITVMC Public Aairs Oce en-USNew defense budget authorizes pay raiseen-USSee en-USRAISE, en-USpage 3it-IT Byit-IT it-ITDavid Vergunit-ITArmy News Service en-USWASHINGTONen-US President Donald en-US en-US -en-US tional Defense Authorization Act, which en-US en-US troops, the highest increase in nine years, en-US as well as a 3.4 percent increase for baen-US -en-US en-US percent increase for basic allowance for en-US housing.en-US en-US en-US en-US en-US largest defense spending increase in a en-US generation.en-US en-US en-US The funding is also expected to replace en-US aging vehicles like Abrams tanks and en-US Bradley Fighting Vehicles, and fund the en-US new Joint Light Tactical Vehicle, he noten-US -en-US ed.en-US An Army press release dated Aug. 3 en-US praised the congressional passage of the en-US act, leading up to the signing:en-US The Department of the Army applauds en-US en-US which authorizes a budget that supports en-US the Army's vision, resources our modernen-US -en-US ization initiatives and priorities, allows en-US us to continue to increase the readiness en-US and lethality of the force, and postures en-US the Army to meet the requirements of the en-US en-US The $148 billion portion of the budget en-US will support an increase of active-duty en-US en-US -en-US tablishment of Army Futures Command, en-US restore decisive action readiness and en-US en-US among other things like improving hiren-US -en-US ing practices for childcare services at it-IT Byit-IT it-ITMeredith Marchit-ITU.S. Army Africa Public Aairs Oce en-USSee en-USGENERAL, en-USpage 4en-US VICENZAen-US U.S. and Italian partners en-US at U.S. Army Garrison Italy improved en-US their skills in readying deployable units, en-US en-US for rapid deployment from south of the en-US Alps during an Installation Staging Area en-USen-US en-US en-US(Photo by Sgt. Jennifer Garza) en-USen-US The exercise took place at Caserma Del en-US Din and involved Soldiers and civilians en-US from Logistics Readiness Center-Italy, en-US en-US (Airborne) and USAG Italy.en-US We developed a very deliberate trainen-US -en-US ing plan in order to ensure that this trainen-US -en-US ing event was successful and improved en-US interoperability, said Alexander G. en-US en-US Army Field Support Brigade-Europe and en-US en-US training was to validate our processes en-US en-US rapidly, train and improve interoperaen-US -en-US bility within LRC-Italy and other units en-US involved, and to identify areas that need en-US improvements. en-US VICENZAen-US Maj. Gen. Roger L. Cloutier Jr. asen-US-en-US sumed command of U.S. Army Africa from Brig. en-US Gen. Eugene J. LeBoeuf in a change of command en-US en-US Ederle.en-US en-US USARAF since the organization was established in en-US en-US Marine Gen. Thomas D. Waldhauser, U.S. Africa en-US Command commander, presided over the ceremony, en-US addressing the audience of U.S. Army Africa and Vien-US -en-US cenza Military Community service members, civilen-US -en-US ian employees and invited guests, including partners en-USMonte Berico, Vicenza

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2 Outlook en-USAugust 24, 2018 en-USU.S. Army Europe Commanderen-US Lt. Gen. en-US Christopher G. Cavolien-US U.S. Army Africa Commanderen-US Maj. Gen.en-US Roger L. Cloutier Jr.en-US USAG Italy Commanderen-US and Publisheren-US Col. Erik M. Berdyen-US USAG Italy Public Aairs Directoren-US James E. Brooksen-US Outlook en-USEditoren-US Karin J. Martinezen-US Public Aairs Staen-US Anna Ciccottien-US Laura Kreideren-US Chiara Mattiroloen-US Anna Terracinoen-US Mark Turneyen-USe en-US Outlooken-US is an authorized publication en-US supporting the USAG Italy command en-US information program as provided by en-US AR 360-1. All editorial content of the en-US Outlooken-US is prepared, edited and approved en-US by the USAG Italy Public Aairs Oce, en-US Unit 31401, Box 10, APO, AE 09630, en-US located in Bldg. 10 on Caserma Ederle in en-US Vicenza, Italy.en-US Contents of the en-USOutlooken-US are not en-US necessarily the ocial news of, or en-US endorsed by, the U.S. Government, the en-US Department of Defense, Department en-US of the Army, Installation Management en-US Command-Europe, U.S. Army Garrison en-US Italy or U.S. Army Africa.en-US e en-US Outlooken-US accepts submissions. Call en-US the editor with questions at DSN 637-en-US 8031, comm. 0444-61-8031, or submit en-US via email at usarmy.vmc.pao@mail.en-US mil. A submission does not guarantee en-US publication. Submissions may be edited en-US at the discretion of the Public Aairs sta. By Laura Kreider and Chiara Mattiroloen-US Anthony Blackmanen-USen-USBeing observant, I notice en-US things that areen-US out of place or packages en-US that look dierent." en-USAugust is Antiterrorism Awareness Month.en-US What is a force protection measure you use?en-USSpeak Out en-USGrazia Angelien-USen-USI never post picturesen-US of my travels until return en-US and I am back home.en-US Airmanen-US Robert Castanedaen-USen-USI always have aen-US rst aid kiten-US available.en-USBrittnee Lopezen-USen-US en-USI am careful ofen-US what I post onen-US social media.en-USPaige Henderson en-USen-US en-US en-USBe awareen-US of surroundingsen-US and people.en-USKayla McIntyreen-USen-USA force protection measure en-US my family uses is to en-US always be aware of our en-US surroundings. Be awareen-US at all times of what isen-US going on around you. en-USVICENZAen-US Last year, in a message en-US published for Antiterrorism Awareness en-US Month, it was noted that if one typed en-US the word terrorism into Google, there en-US en-US -en-US sults displayed, including websites, artien-US -en-US cles, pictures and other content related to en-US that particular word.en-US Terrorism has become so present in our en-US lives as a result of constant news coven-US -en-US erage of world events that people could en-US treat it as an afterthought until news of en-US another event surfaces. This indicates en-US the necessity of increasing antiterrorism en-US awareness and a en-US continuing evolution en-US of our awareness inien-US -en-US tiatives.en-US August is the annuen-US -en-US al U.S. Army Antien-US-en-US terrorism Awareness en-US Month, an ongoing en-US campaign aimed at en-US promoting tips, tools en-US and strategies for en-US recognizing indicaen-US -en-US tors of terrorism. There are posters, leafen-US -en-US lets, websites and manuals dedicated to en-US training and promoting of the AT awareen-US -en-US ness program.en-US The trouble with routine awareness inien-US-en-US tiatives is the same trouble businesses en-US have with commercial advertisements. en-US Once advertisements have been around en-US for a while, they become overlooked and en-US are eventually replaced by new adveren-US -en-US tisements designed to grab the attention en-US of the consumer. AT awareness trainen-US -en-US ing initiatives are similar, so we must en-US think a bit more practically in how we en-US approach awareness and discussions of en-US how we may protect ourselves stateside en-US or abroad.en-US In addition to the proven methods of en-US protecting ourselves, such as being aware en-US of our surroundings, avoiding large gathen-US-en-US erings, eliminating patterns in our behaven-US -en-US ior, and disabling the geo-tagging feaen-US -en-US tures on our social media accounts, other en-US measures that add to personal security en-US exist. We should realize that persons with en-US bad intentions may use any and all methen-US -en-US ods to gather information on a potential en-US target and we must do our best to reduce en-US the possibility of being targeted.en-US In our workplaces, homes and overseas en-US communities, we may choose to alter our en-US routes of travel, lock our doors and winen-US -it-IT Byit-IT it-ITMichael W. Fulcherit-ITUSARAF AT/FP Specialist en-USAugust: Antiterrorism Awareness Monthen-USdows, stop checking in on social meen-US -en-US dia, or we may even avoid being alone in en-US vulnerable locations. These are all good en-US practices, but do we consider these things en-US while vacationing? Taking a vacation or en-US a holiday from work or normal routines en-US is a good thing, however, it should not en-US mean taking a vacation or holiday from en-US security awareness.en-US Considering our location in northern en-US Italy, there are many places within Iten-US -en-US aly and within Europe which are en-US amazing holiday or vacation locations. en-US There are quite a lot of historical locaen-US -en-US tions and natural wonders to be found en-US within a short distance from our homes, en-US and we should take advantage of the open-US -en-US portunity we have by living in the Vicenen-US -en-US za and Darby communities. This time of en-US year, as are able to enjoy time with famen-US -en-US ily and friends vacationing and exploren-US -en-US ing, we should also ensure we maintain en-US an increased level of security vigilance. en-US Over the past several years, right here en-US in Europe, there have been a number of en-US en-US tourists.en-US en-US -en-US celona, London and Paris, we will also en-US notice that civilian leisure locations and en-US activities were targeted. When these en-US events occurred, there was a great deal en-US of confusion in the initial moments and en-US hours following the incident. Travelers en-US should be aware of what resources are en-US available to assist U.S. citizens while en-US traveling abroad.en-US The U.S. State Department Safe Travelen-US -en-US er Enrollment Program, better known as en-US en-US U.S. embassies and/or consulates of your en-US intended locations of travel. Registering en-US intended travels in STEP allows the U.S. en-US en-US know where you are, how to contact you, en-US and to better assist you in the event of en-US any emergency in the country or location en-US you are visiting. en-US Another important thing you may conen-US -en-US sider before travel is to contact your local en-US authorities to gather information relative en-US to the safety and security situation in en-US your travel destination. Foreign travel en-US en-US within the local military community and en-US tourist information can be obtained as en-US well through media outlets. The travel en-US section of the U.S. State Department proen-US -en-US vides updated travel alerts and warnings. en-US This is a great resource when planning en-US your travels.en-US Safety and security are paramount to en-US the success of every mission, whether its en-US military or a mission to relax on vacaen-US -en-US tion. Keeping in mind some principles of en-US antiterrorism and the agencies available en-US to help can reduce your potential of being en-US targeted. It can also reduce the feelings en-US of isolation and confusion en-US that may arise in the event en-US that there is an emergency en-US situation. It is imperative en-US that each person takes en-US charge of their own indien-US -en-US vidual protection by recen-US -en-US ognizing, reporting and en-US maintaining safe practices en-US and have a plan to respond en-US to emergencies whether at en-US home or while traveling. en-US AT professionals encourage communien-US -en-US ty members to get out, enjoy the remainen-US -en-US der of summer and take family vacations. en-US Maintaining an increased level of secuen-US -en-US rity awareness in the planning and exeen-US -en-US cution of your holidays is important and en-US will help to identify potential locations to en-US avoid. en-US Resourcesen-US U.S. State Department advisoriesen-US https://travel.state.gov/content/travelen-US en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories.en-US htmlen-US U.S. State Department STEPen-US https://travel.state.gov/content/travelen-US en/international-travel/before-you-en-US go/step.htmlen-US Reporting for USAG Italy, Vicenzaen-US https://www.inscom.army.mil/isalute/en-US en-US en-US en-US suspicious activity)en-US en-US en-US en-US Counterintelligence Duty Agenten-US en-US en-US (See related article, page 4.) en-USen-US en-US en-US en-US en-US en-US

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3 Outlook en-USAugust 24, 2018 en-USExchange service warns en-US shoppers about scamsen-US Army transitions to automated meal systemen-USWASHINGTONen-US The Army is phasen-US-en-US ing out its manual meal card system after en-US decades of use. Soldiers will be able to en-US sit down to eat sooner at dining facilities en-US across the Army as the service fully tranen-US-en-US sitions to its new automated meal entitleen-US -en-US ment code system in September.en-US Instead of presenting a en-US meal card, Soldiers will en-US simply swipe their comen-US -en-US mon access card, which en-US will contain an authorien-US -en-US zation code for the dinen-US-en-US ing facility.en-US The new system, deen-US -en-US veloped by the Army's en-US Software Engineering en-US Center, allows for the en-US reading of a meal entien-US -en-US tlement code that is inen-US -en-US stalled on the CAC by en-US a military personnel ofen-US -en-US en-US have been testing the en-US new system since Januen-US -en-US ary, but the deadline for en-US all posts worldwide to transition to the en-US new system is Oct. 1.en-US The automated system will make it easen-US -en-US en-US said, particularly those in large units.en-US (The new system) will ultimately en-US speed them through the line at the dinen-US -en-US ing facility, said Jack Skelly, chief of the it-IT Byit-IT it-ITJoe Lacdanit-ITArmy News Service en-USFood and Field Services Branch, Army en-US G-4, at the Pentagon.en-US The Army actually began its pilot proen-US -en-US en-US -en-US en-US Virginia; Fort Gordon, Georgia; and Fort en-US en-US the Army began implementing the proen-US -en-US gram at other installations as well.en-US The new automated meal entitlement en-US management system will not just impact en-US Soldiers living in the barracks and eating en-US at the dining facility. Even Soldiers reen-US -en-US ceiving basic allowance for subsistence en-US who are on temporary duty, special misen-US -en-US sions, institutional training or deployen-US -en-US ments will have a code for meals placed en-US on their CAC.en-US It will impact every Soldier, said Laren-US -en-US ry Lock, chief of Military Compensation en-US and Entitlements. What we're trying to en-US en-US -en-US fective system to account for a member's en-US meal entitlements.en-US The Army's meal card system dates en-US back to the World War II era, though en-US tweaks have been made over the years, en-US Skelly said.en-US The old system often caused delays in en-US DFAC lines and presented an obstacle en-US for Soldiers participaten-US -en-US ing in large training exen-US -en-US ercises. Soldiers would en-US have to manually sign en-US into a written log after en-US entering a DFAC or get en-US checked into a log upon en-US leaving. The automated en-US en-US reduce errors.en-US That's a very antien-US -en-US quated and labor-intenen-US -en-US sive program, Skelly en-US said.en-US A smoother dining exen-US -en-US perience will help Solen-US -en-US diers focus on missions en-US and training, he said, en-US adding that it falls in en-US line with guidance set by Secretary of the en-US Army Mark Esper.en-US The automated meal system is part of a en-US larger push to remove manual mandatory en-US tasks to headquarters and below elements en-US of the Army, so units can focus on readien-US -en-US ness and training, Skelly said.en-US en-US -en-US serve units are mobilized, Soldiers from en-US en-US -en-US nience as well, Lock said. Commanders en-US will also be able track whether Soldiers en-US are receiving their due entitlements.en-US en-US Mobile DFACsen-US In addition to automation of dining faen-US -en-US cilities, the Army will also soon roll out en-US a culinary outpost for Soldiers. Food en-US trucks with menu items prepared at Army en-US dining facilities will service some Solen-US -en-US diers in garrison.en-US Soldiers can't always get back to their en-US dining facility, Skelly said. So we're en-US taking (the dining facility) to them.en-US With the food trucks, Soldiers will enen-US -en-US joy a menu of healthy options, Skelly en-US said. The menus will feature sandwiches, en-US wraps, salads, fruit and lean beef burgers.en-US All menus are designed to be healthien-US-en-US er, Skelly said. It's extending our feeden-US -en-US ing options.en-US Food trucks will be manned by three to en-US four Soldiers and will feature a standarden-US -en-US ized menu, Skelly said. The location of en-US the trucks and their status will be updated en-US on an installation's social media pages, en-US and unit commanders will have the open-US -en-US tion to specially request mobilization of en-US a food truck.en-US Skelly said the program is currently in en-US the pilot stage and the Army has been en-US testing food trucks at Fort Stewart, Georen-US -en-US gia, and Fort Carson, Colorado. Also this en-US month, food kiosks are scheduled to open en-US at Fort Stewart's Marne reception station en-US and at Fort Carson.en-US DALLASen-US The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is warning military shopen-US -en-US en-US boats and boat engines through the Department of Defense retailer using the name en-US Exchange Inc.en-US This has been an ongoing issue for several years now, and it has surfaced again en-US where someone is using the Exchange's trademarked logo and name without peren-US -en-US mission to purportedly hanen-US -en-US dle transactions in the United en-US States on behalf of private sellen-US en-USers, said Air Force Chief Luis en-US Reyes, Exchange senior enlisten-US -en-US ed adviser.en-US Unauthorized sources have solicited military shoppers in the past to purchase motor en-US vehicles. (The Exchange does not have the authority to sell vehicles in the continental en-US United States.) More recently, these scammers have attempted to sell boat engines.en-US Those who are responsible for these fraudulent sales attempts have left consumers en-US with the impression they are doing business with the DOD's oldest exchange service.en-US The scammers typically direct potential buyers to use multiple third-party gift cards en-US to pay for purchases. Most recently, scammers required payment using Google Play en-US gift cards. To verify any suspicious payment method requests, military shoppers can en-US en-US en-US traceable back to any individual, Reyes said.en-US The Exchange operates solely on military installations and via ShopMyExchange.en-US com. The Exchange does not act as a broker in private transactions and does not en-US en-US en-US Complaint Center at www.ic3.gov. en-USen-US en-US(File photo)en-USRAISE en-US(Continued from page 1) en-USen-US en-US en-US en-US(Photo by Michael Strasser) en-USFollow us on our website, en-US www.italy.army.mil,en-US and on social media. en-USwww.facebook.com/VMCItalyen-US www.pinterest.com/usagitalyen-US www.ickr.com/photos/usagvicenzaen-US military childcare centers and assessing en-US the impacts of permanent changes of en-US station on the employment of military en-US spouses, the release states.en-US en-US en-US en-US upgrades to Abrams tanks and Bradley en-US Fighting Vehicles.en-US The budget also includes the purchase en-US of hundreds of MSE and Javelin misen-US -en-US en-US projectiles, much of which will support en-US missions in Europe.en-US Of particular note, much of the Army's en-US en-US -en-US my's six modernization priorities: long-en-US en-US combat vehicle, future vertical lift, neten-US -en-US work improvements, air and missile deen-US -en-US fense and Soldier lethality, said Davis S. en-US Welch, deputy director of the Army Buden-US -en-US get, in February, when the Army's budget en-US en-US Secretary of Defense James Mattis en-US en-US reported in an Aug. 1 Department of Deen-US -en-US fense news release, saying he was grateen-US -en-US en-US the bill through Congress.en-US Together, they have demonstrated the en-US deep and abiding bipartisan support our en-US military enjoys, said Mattis. It is now en-US our duty to implement these policies reen-US -en-US sponsibly and ensure a culture of perforen-US -en-US mance and accountability.

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4 Outlook en-USAugust 24, 2018 en-USDuring Antiterrorismen-US Awareness Month, and every en-US day, maintaining situational en-US awareness during en-US crisis/incident is vital en-US to safety, well-beingen-USStay vigilant during nal summer tripsen-USVICENZAen-US With summer wrapping en-US en-US summer vacation. Whether your family is en-US vacationing now, or any time of the year, en-US please be vigilant.en-US Increased travel and mass transit couen-US -en-US pled with large gatherings of personnel en-US present attractive targets of opportunity en-US for those who wish to do harm.en-US Make sure to watch or read the news, en-US check out the State Departments website en-US for the countries you are traveling to and en-US en-US information about travel location(s).en-US The U.S. Army Africa commanding en-US general and U.S. Army Garrison Italy en-US garrison commander encourage all peren-US -en-US sonnel to monitor local media and facen-US -en-US tor information into their personal travel en-US plans and activities.en-US With the current threat environment in en-US Europe, it is highly advisable to have a en-US personal communications and meet-up en-US en-US -en-US en-US -en-US ian civilians of the garrison workforce en-US en-US -en-US ment exercise.en-US The cooperation between all participaten-US -en-US ing units was great and we expected that en-US all along, said Menzies.en-US en-US -en-US cess was preparing vehicles and equipen-US-en-US ment. The following step included overen-US -en-US seeing a half dozen vehicles, such as en-US humvees, fuel tankers and trucks, through en-US the four of seven ISA stations. These inen-US -en-US cluded vehicle inspection, weights and en-US measures, quality assurance and quality en-US control. Chief of Plans and Operations en-US Division, Chanteen Violette, had overall en-US operational control. en-US Terry Moren, LRC-Italy senior logistic en-US en-US-en-US ordinating between the brigade, garrison en-US and movement control professionals inen-US -en-US volved in the exercise, said this was the en-US en-US was attempted. Regulations and proceen-US -en-US dures under U.S. Army Europe do change en-US and all the actions need to be executed en-US properly and on time.en-US Soldiers from Company A, Brigade en-US en-US worked the weights and measures station. en-US The company would be responsible for en-US all transportation tasks during a deployen-US -en-US ment. en-US These Soldiers had a big impact on the en-US execution of the event, and in a real life en-US Alpha Company would play a big part en-US in pushing the brigade out, said 1st Lt. en-US Christopher Venetz, maintenance control en-US en-US An after-action report on each vehicle en-US was conducted to highlight the status of en-US vehicles and any repairs or service they en-US might need.en-US Most vehicles would be ready; for the en-US most part they should be ready anytime. en-US If they need extensive maintenance they en-US would go back to the motor pool, Moren en-US said. I think that at the end of this exeren-US -en-US cise, everyone was pleased with our supen-US-en-US port. We know that LRC will be ready for en-US a deployment.en-US Moren said exercises like these wont be en-US scheduled so far apart in the future. en-US Well be ready to go as soon as we en-US get feedback from our senior leaders and en-US well work on adjustments as necessary. en-US By improving interoperability and develen-US -en-US oping proper resources there will be no en-US hesitation in accomplishing any mission, en-US anytime, anywhere, he said.en-USPOWERen-US(Continued from page 1) en-USSecond 'Go To Guide' en-US launches in Vicenzaen-USVICENZA en-US en-US launched Aug. 1 and is available en-US throughout Caserma Ederle and Caseren-US -en-US ma Del Din facilities and will soon be en-US distributed in the Darby Military Comen-US -en-US munity.en-US The Go To Guide is a family-oriented en-US resource tailored for members of the en-US U.S. Army Garrison Italy community, en-US designed to streamline information to en-US help newcomers adjust to living in Iten-US -en-US aly.en-US The thoroughly vetted content is cuen-US -en-US rated for Soldier and family wellness en-US and recreational needs. The guide conen-US -en-US tains contact information, emergency en-US phone numbers and a detailed fold-out en-US map of Ederle and greater Vicenza. en-US The booklet also outlines regional traven-US -en-US el tips and communities in the Veneto en-US to explore. Additionally, the annual Go en-US To Guide Writing Contest winners exen-US-en-US hibited travel stories are included. en-US Through the end of the year, the conen-US-en-US densed booklet can be found in the en-US blue Go To Guide branded newsstands en-US en-US inn, libraries, commissary and more. en-US The guide is also personally distributen-US -en-US ed through Family Readiness Groups en-US and Spouse Sponsorship Programs. en-US For additional copies or feedback for en-US future iterations of the Go To Guide, en-US please contact MWR Marketing at en-US Marketing.VicenzaMWR@gmail.en-US com. en-US The Go To Guide is a MWR resource en-US for United States Garrison Italy Solen-US -en-US diers and family members. The U.S. en-US Army Family and Morale, Welfare en-US en-US -en-US vision of the U.S. Army Installation en-US Management Command. The Army en-US MWR manages programs and services en-US that support readiness and resilience en-US for Soldiers and families. en-USGENERAL en-US(Continued from page 1) en-USplan in advance. Be sure to discuss this en-US plan with your family. If something hapen-US -en-US pens and your family gets separated, even-US-en-US eryone knows where to meet up and you en-US still may be able to communicate with en-US one another.en-US Communications during a crisis or inen-US -en-US en-US -en-US en-US area can get overwhelmed and prevent en-US or delay phone calls. Message delivery en-US through apps and text messaging uses a en-US en-US en-US It is advisable, in addition to the normal en-US text messaging system inherent in whaten-US -en-US ever phones your family carries, to have en-US the entire family download a common en-US messaging app so you may still be able to en-US communicate if something happens.en-US If you cannot communicate via messagen-US -en-US ing because the system is bogged down, en-US having those pre-designated meet-up en-US points will get your family back together.en-US Although there is no known targeting en-US of Department of Defense personnel or en-US assets, no known threat does not imply en-US that there is no threat.en-US In response to the current threat environen-US -en-US ment, all personnel must remain aware, en-US alert and attentive to their surroundings. en-US Remember to review basic individual en-US protection measures and maintain situaen-US -en-US tional awareness.en-US Some individual protection measures to en-US observe are as follows:en-USen-USen-US blend into the local environment.en-USen-USBe aware of your surroundings.en-USen-USAlways let someone know where you en-US are going and when you expect to return.en-USen-USAvoid planned gatherings or demonen-US -en-US strations. en-USen-USStay away from high-risk areas.en-USen-USCarry a cell phone.en-USen-USKnow emergency numbers.en-US Protecting our community and famien-US -en-US lies is our top priority, and education and en-US awareness are the two most important elen-US-en-US ements to keep everyone safe.en-US en-US to prevent an attack, but knowing what to en-US do if something occurs will improve your en-US chances of staying safe, keeping in touch en-US and quickly reuniting with your famien-US -en-US ly. It is important to maintain situational en-US awareness.en-US For more information and safety tips, en-US contact the USAG Italy Antiterrorism Ofen-US -en-US en-US en-US en-USLookingen-US for en-US informationen-US anden-US resources?en-US U.S. Army MWRen-US can connect youen-US with a networken-US of resourcesen-US at en-USArmy OneSourceen-US, en-USwww.myarmyonesource.comen-US en-USfrom the Italian military and civilian en-US communities.en-US In his remarks, Waldhauser expressed en-US en-US and women of USARAF to continued en-US success.en-US As you may know, General Cloutier en-US served for the past two years as the AFen-US -en-US en-US door neighbor at Kelley Barracks in Stutten-US -en-US en-US -en-US hand his leadership skills, his professionen-US-en-US alism and his ability to handle complex en-US tasks simultaneously.en-US Major General Cloutier is a proven and en-US exemplary leader who will make signifen-US -en-US en-US mindful of the challenges of the diverse en-US en-US African nations in a dynamic and even-US -en-US er-changing environment.en-US Waldhauser also praised LeBoeufs acen-US -en-US complishments during his time as acting en-US commanding general, citing the quality en-US and success of USARAF missions, as en-US well as strengthened communication and en-US relationships with African and allied parten-US -en-US ners, State Department colleagues and en-US en-US -en-US oeufs leadership and strategic vision.en-US Brigadier General LeBoeuf, the relaen-US -en-US tionships you have built and sustained en-US among our partners and multinational en-US organizations will serve this command en-US en-US come. You have postured us for success en-US in implementing our new campaign plan en-US and have done an outstanding job comen-US -en-US manding U.S. Army Africa. You have en-US en-US Cloutier expressed gratitude for the en-US warm reception he and his family have en-US received from the Vicenza community en-US and from the local Italian community, as en-US well as for the opportunity to continue his en-US association with AFRICOM and its prioren-US -en-US ities on the African continent.en-US In my previous assignment as the AFen-US-en-US en-US appreciation and respect for the work en-US that U.S. Army Africa is doing, he said. en-US USARAF has a great reputation at AFen-US -en-US RICOM and at the Department of the en-US Army. That reputation is directly attributen-US -en-US en-US -en-US eral LeBoeuf and the entire USARAF en-US team.en-US Im honored by the opportunity to lead en-US this great organization, and I look foren-US -en-US ward to maintaining the momentum that en-US has been established over the past decade en-US by my predecessors. I look forward to en-US helping write the next chapter in the USen-US -en-US ARAF story.en-US LeBoeuf, in his remarks, thanked Walden-US -en-US hauser for giving him the opportunity to en-US lead USARAF.en-US Sir, thank you for your leadership and en-US mentorship, and for entrusting me with en-US leading the men and women of U.S. en-US Army Africa, he said. This has been en-US one of the greatest honors of my life.en-US LeBoeuf expressed appreciation to his en-US family, the Italian community, State Deen-US -en-US partment colleagues, Vicenza Military en-US en-US their support, then addressed the memen-US -en-US bers of USARAF directly.en-US "To the men and women of U.S. Army en-US Africa: Thank you, he said. Thank you en-US for your service and professionalism. en-US Thank you for everything you have done en-US to support me as your acting commander. en-US Im sure everyone was a little apprehenen-US -en-US sive there at the beginning, me included.en-US "Every day, you all demonstrate incredien-US -en-US ble expertise and commitment to the misen-US -en-US sion. I am proud of each and every one of en-US you. Thank you again everyone for being en-US here. It has truly been an honor serving en-US with you and leading this great organizaen-US -en-US tion.

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5 Outlook en-USAugust 24, 2018 en-USSpecial section: Back to School en-USSchool advisory committee en-US seeks parent, teacher membersen-USBenvenutien-US en-US en-US -en-US en-US for you.en-US School Advisory Committee, or SAC, is a forum for communicating recommendations, en-US en-US -en-US dents that are not addressed through PTSA or other committees.en-US en-US educators/administrators in the school, based on student population. Elections take place en-US en-US en-US en-US impact on improving school programs. SAC does not raise funds.en-US Parents interested in becoming a voting member who want to run for election must have en-US en-US and one for a teacher/administrator. If interested in running for this years SAC, please en-US submit a one paragraph biography of who you are and why you want to serve. Send to en-US en-US en-US en-US Important dates Vicenza students en-USVicenza Elementary Schoolen-US en-US en-US en-US en-US en-US en-US en-US en-US Vicenza Middle Schoolen-US en-US en-US Vicenza High Schoolen-US en-USCamp Darby studentsen-US en-USLivorno Elementary School en-US en-US en-US en-US en-US en-US International School of Florenceen-US en-US en-US it-ITByit-IT it-ITKaty Allinit-ITVHS SAC Chairperson SY 17/18 en-USTop tips to make returnen-US to school less stressfulen-USSwitching from the laid-back fun in en-US the sun of summer to rules, homework en-US and routines can be a big jump for paren-US -en-US ents and children alike.en-US But with a little preparation and the en-US right attitude, it doesnt have to be so en-US hard.en-US Its normal for a child to have a liten-US -en-US en-US to school, according to Eileen Kenneen-US -en-US dy-Moore, clinical psychologist and en-US coauthor of en-USSmart Parenting for Smart en-US Kids: Nurturing Your Childs True en-US Potentialen-US After all, theyre getting en-US themselves ready for a lot of newness: en-US teachers, classmates, tasks and chalen-US -en-US lenges.en-US Students may have trouble sleepen-US -en-US ing at the start of the school year, but en-US thats nothing to worry about, Kenneen-US -en-US dy-Moore says. More uncomfortable en-US symptoms might include continued en-US trouble sleeping, decreased appetite or en-US irritability. Severe cases can involve en-US tears and tantrums.en-US Susanna DeRoccos older son, Ben, en-US was one of those severe cases. Every en-US year from kindergarten through second en-US grade, he struggled with separating at en-US back-to-school time. In the morning, en-US en-US -en-US ten cling to his mom and refuse to go to en-US school, including not boarding the bus.en-US As much as my heart was breaking en-US for him, I had to put on a strong front en-US and say I know you can do it. Im not en-US worried about you at all. Youre going en-US to have a great day, says DeRocco, of en-US Towson, Maryland. en-US DeRocco used a lot of strategies with en-US Ben, including role-playing school en-US en-US route, riding on the practice bus proen-US -en-US vided by the school district, and visiten-US -en-US ing the playground and the classroom en-US en-US Stay positiveen-US en-US -en-US ence on how children view the beginen-US -en-US ning of school, says Kennedy-Moore. en-US Children pick up on their parents feelen-US-en-US ings, react to them, and often magnify en-US them.en-US You have to have faith that theyll en-US en-US if its hard. Its a powerful message to en-US give kids, she says. We dont want to en-US dismiss their feelings, but we do want en-US to normalize them and say, Everyone en-US feels a little nervous, but I really think en-US en-US Emphasize to your children that anxien-US -en-US ety doesnt have to be a stop signal, she en-US says. Its really just our body getting en-US us pumped so were ready to handle a it-IT Byit-IT it-ITChristine McLaughlinit-ITContributor en-USnew or challenging situation.en-US Create routinesen-US Establishing daily routines at home at en-US the start of the school year (or even been-US -en-US fore) can also help children adjust. Doen-US -en-US en-US the classroom, where their day is full of en-US routines, says Traci Matturro, a reading en-US specialist at Luxmanor Elementary in en-US Rockville, Maryland. Routines need to en-US be modeled to kids no matter what age. en-US They need to be shown what to do, not en-US told what to do, and parents need to let en-US their kids know their expectations daien-US -en-US ly.en-US Matturro suggests creating a checklist en-US en-US -en-US nized and stay on schedule. en-US For the afternoon, consider scheden-US -en-US uling a routine for homework, snacks en-US and extracurricular activities. Matturro en-US suggests having children help create the en-US schedule as a way to get them to buy en-US into it.en-US At night, when setting bedtimes, keep en-US in mind that children between the ages en-US en-US sleep. Setting an early bedtime at the en-US beginning of the school year may not en-US work as well for older children who can en-US handle being up later. In this case, Kenen-US -en-US nedy-Moore suggests expecting them to en-US en-US come home from school and planning en-US for low-key afternoons to give them a en-US chance to decompress.en-US Establish fun traditionsen-US Because attitude matters, if youre exen-US -en-US cited for school to start, your children en-US en-US -en-US al ritual can help ring in the new school en-US year and can be a treasured tradition for en-US years to come. For instance, every year en-US en-US the DeRocco family sits around the en-US en-US and talks about their joys and conen-US -en-US cerns for the upcoming year.en-US Spending time just hanging out with en-US your children before the start of the en-US school year helps with transition. A paren-US -en-US ents simple presence is comforting and en-US soothing to children and gives them the en-US opportunity to talk if they want to, says en-US Kennedy-Moore.en-US Once school starts, of course paren-US -en-US ents want to hear all about it, but its en-US important to follow your childs lead. en-US Some children are chatty and want to en-US discuss every detail. Others will feel en-US overwhelmed with too many questions. en-US en-US -en-US er, or they may only tell you about bits en-US and pieces of their day. Either way, its en-US en-US most precious gifts we can give our chilen-US -en-US en-US their way.

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6 Outlook en-USAugust 24, 2018 en-USOverseas school lunch pricesen-US to increase for 2018-19 year en-US$10k grant assists with ready, resilient partnershipen-USVICENZAen-US Surpassing traditional en-US borders, Child & Youth Services, United en-US States Army Garrison Italy, has formed en-US a coalition of agencies here that are typen-US -en-US ically separate from one another, even en-US though they are integrally important in en-US building strong and resilient youth.en-US As the Army focuses on Ready and en-US en-US -en-US en-US en-US grant to families.en-US Through a combination of experiential en-US learning and real world-relevant instrucen-US -en-US en-US Ray Jojola and Beth Potter will provide en-US the training through fun, but challenging, en-US activities for parents and children.en-US With the support of USAG Italy, the en-US en-US -en-US en-US Defense Educational Activity have colen-US -en-US laborated on the training. en-US Jojola, operations specialist with CYS, en-US explained.en-US en-US en-US strength-based instruction model, he en-US said. The goal of leveraging divergent en-US agencies is to maximize our communitys en-US en-US shared terminology and concepts that en-US en-US -en-US teroperable. en-US Diana Vidrini, instructional support en-US specialist for DODEA Europe South, en-US added that we recognize that proben-US -en-US lem-free youth are not fully prepared to en-US meet challenges, and we are committed en-US to focusing on a strength-based prevenen-US -en-US tion program within a broader context.en-US For example, she said, Although en-US we want our students to be drug-free, we en-US need to create skills for youth to express en-US their anger/anxiety, etc., and approprien-US -en-US en-US en-US Kids serve as the best teachers and role en-US models for other kids. In order to maxien-US -en-US mize their ability to positively impact en-US their peers, we need to ensure that the en-US adults with whom they come into daily en-US contact are supportive and instructive, en-US en-US Developing cultural humility is paraen-US -en-US en-US ideas, we must provide a standard where en-US professionals acknowledge that parents en-US and students are the experts on how they en-US en-US -en-US edge. en-US Potter said it's important to develop en-US youth and adult mentors by providing en-US them with opportunities to relate to one en-US another and giving them opportunities to en-US stretch. As grant authors, Jojola, Vidrini en-US and Potter realize that integrating diverse en-US agencies exponentially increases training en-US value and transferability of skills.en-US Positive youth development requires en-US schools and community to set the stage en-US for trustworthy engagement with youth en-US and other adult professionals. The awarden-US-en-US ed grant will assist in this endeavor.en-US Enhancing awareness and growth enen-US-en-US courages personal motivation to change. en-US This can be best accomplished, accorden-US -en-US ing to Potter, in an environment that deen-US -en-US livers a common language and overlaps en-US en-USen-USMiddle school principal addresses families:en-USNew year, new students, new changesen-USVICENZAen-US The start of the school year provides students en-US with opportunities and experiences to meet new teachers, new en-US friends and new learning activities.en-US It is important to also recognize the many changes our miden-US -en-US dle school students or tweens will go through during this en-US very important developmental stage. en-US With the onset of puberty, parents may see behaviors conen-US -en-US trary to the child they knew just last year or even last week. en-US en-US en-US -en-US al roller coaster experienced by many tweens is caused by en-US hormones that can promote moodiness, outbursts or withdrawen-US -en-US ing. These changes can impact peer relationships, as well as paren-US -en-US ent-child relationships.en-US Puberty hormones also stimulate the glands in the skin, including the sweat glands en-US under our arms. When sweat and bacteria on the skin get together, well, it can smell en-US pretty bad, so middle school can be the beginning of requests for personal deodorants en-US and powders.en-US Parents may hear their tween complain from time to time about joints hurting. en-US Bones and muscles do not grow at the same rate, so this may contribute to minor en-US aches. Growth spurts may occur, in which new shoes may need to be purchased every en-US few months. During growth spurts, an increase in sleep is usually noted, as well as an en-US increase in stocking the refrigerator. en-US Middle school is such an exciting time for students, and the beginning of girls and en-US boys becoming young ladies and gentlemen. It is during this time our children need en-US reassurances that they will grow and change at their own pace, which may not mirror en-US an older sibling or a peer. Changes are normal and expected. en-USIf you would like to learn more about adolescent development or eye-rolling, selecen-US -en-US tive hearing, grunts and mumbles, please join us for our monthly Parent University en-US en-US Stephanie M. El Sayeden-US Principal, Vicenza Middle Schoolen-US DALLASen-US To meet rising operationen-US -en-US al costs and comply with federal law, en-US school lunch prices will increase by en-US en-US Education Activity schools outside en-US the continental United States (OCOen-US -en-US en-US Guam, for the en-US en-US year.en-US The increase en-US will apply to en-US both elementary en-US and secondary en-US students, making en-US the new lunch en-US prices $3 and en-US en-US-en-US tively.en-US Families qualen-US -en-US ifying for the en-US Free and Reen-US-en-US duced Meal Proen-US-en-US gram will not see en-US a cost increase. en-US Per federal en-US guidelines, the price of a reduced-price en-US en-US en-US requires DoDEA schools, as particen-US -en-US ipants in the United States Departen-US -en-US ment of Agriculture meal program, en-US to raise paid student lunch prices to a en-US level comparable to the rates used for en-US USDA reimbursement.en-US To meet this requirement, prices in en-US en-US increased over the coming years. Even-US -en-US ery year, the Army & Air Force Exen-US -en-US change Services school meal program en-US en-US -en-US en-US Defense schools in Europe and the en-US en-US en-US school lunches as a service to the milien-US-en-US tary community, pricing each meal, on en-US average, approxien-US -en-US en-US the actual cost of en-US en-US DoDEA and en-US USDA reimburse en-US the Exchange for en-US direct costs of en-US the school meal en-US program not reen-US-en-US couped by sales.en-US en-US standards for Exen-US -en-US change student en-US meals are set by en-US the Exchanges en-US registered dietien-US -en-US tian in accordance en-US with USDA en-US guidelines.en-US All menu items are baked and never en-US fried, and meals must have zero grams en-US of trans fat. Additionally, all breads, en-US buns, dinner rolls, rice, macaroni, spaen-US -en-US ghetti pasta, tortillas and entre breaden-US -en-US ing are rich in whole grains (made en-US en-US en-US fruit or vegetable and adhere to nutrien-US -en-US ent standards for calories, sodium and en-US en-US For more information on the Exen-US -en-US changes school meal program, en-US visit http://www.aafes.com/about-exen-US -en-US change/school-lunch-program. Back to School en-USen-US en-US en-US en-US en-US en-US en-US en-US(Photo by Karin J. Martinez, en-US en-USEL SAYED en-USThe Italy Exchange provides healthy, en-US en-US military family children this coming en-US en-US daily options of fresh fruit, vegetables en-US and whole grains to provide the best en-US nutrition and value.Visit www.aafes.com/en-US about-exchange/school-lunch-program en-US for current menus, pricing, nutritional and en-US contact information. en-USAAFES rolls out new school lunch programen-USFamilies with children on free or reduced en-US lunch program last year must reapply each en-US school year For more information: https://en-US freeandreducedapps.aafes.com.en-US Mypaymentsplus is a good way to en-US manage a child's lunch account. Make en-US payments from a card or bank account, en-US set spending limits, receive balance en-US en-US

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7 Outlook en-USAugust 24, 2018 en-USTeenvenutien-USWelcoming teens to Italy, sharing cultureen-USQuestions to ask your children after school instead of 'How was your day?' it-ITByit-IT it-ITMary Kemmer and Ema Allenit-ITContributors en-USVICENZAen-US This summer hundreds of military chilen-US -en-US dren will move from one home to the next, something en-US en-US and teens.en-US en-US new town, getting out of your hotel room can be increden-US -en-US en-US surroundings compounds the stress.en-US Luckily for teens arriving in Vicenza, Beth Potter, en-US en-US -en-US son Italy, has continued and improved a program here en-US en-US home.en-US The program is called Teenvenuti, a play on the Italen-US -en-US ian word for welcome, en-US benvenutien-US Teenvenuti includes en-US learning some cultural aspects of living here as well as en-US an opportunity for new students to meet people theyll en-US be attending school with.en-US Potter didnt just improve a great experience to learn en-US more about the community by visiting downtown Vien-US-en-US cenza she transformed the event into a student-led en-US en-US also research and prepare speaking parts about some of en-US the historical and cultural aspects of Vicenza.en-US The program eases the students transition and fosters en-US an immediate sense of belonging, said Potter.The main en-US goal of the program is to introduce arriving students to en-US Italy and to some of their peers in the same grade.en-US It helps new kids feel more at home, and increases the en-US chance that most students will see a familiar face on the en-US en-US transition. Touring downtown, taking the bus, visiting en-US en-US all part of the program, and it helps new arriving teens en-US to know a little more about the Vicenza community. Back to School en-USen-US en-US en-USen-USOn the day trip, attendees receive a highlights tour of en-US downtown Vicenza. They visit the train station to learn en-US how to purchase tickets, and pause to visit several hisen-US -en-US torical sites such as the Basilica and Renaissance archien-US -en-US tect Andrea Palladios house.en-US Participants have a chance to meet and socialize with en-US trip leaders and other new students during the tour and en-US over lunch. Ella Parsons, a student leader who was once en-US en-US when she arrived in Vicenza.en-US Two years ago, another participant and I met on the en-US tour and now shes one of my best friends, Parsons en-US said.en-US en-US -en-US ly improved, added Ella DuPree, a Teenvenuti leader en-US who has been in the program for three years. We are en-US having more participants come back as leaders.en-US DuPree said she has watched as the program changed en-US from a tour lead by adults to the student-led event that en-US creates a welcoming environment and new friendships.en-US Teenvenuti is a great experience to help make the en-US en-US high-schoolers.en-US The program is constantly changing and improving to en-US help make the new students feel more comfortable in en-US their new homes. en-USArmy Europe updates child supervision policyen-USRecently the term free-range parenten-US -en-US ing has been bandied about the internet. en-US While many yearn for the days of kids en-US running rampant through town with no en-US worries for their safety, the world and our en-US understanding of the cognitive abilities en-US of children have changed.en-US Military installations are typically safe en-US in comparison to civilian neighborhoods en-US en-US that parents provide adequate supervision en-US for children in line with their age and maen-US -en-US en-US A newly released Army Europe Reguen-US -en-US en-US identifying what command expectations en-US are regarding supervision of dependent it-IT Byit-IT en-USRuth Ploegerit-ITArmy Europe School Liaison Ocer en-USen-US at the following link: www.aepubs.eur.en-US army.mil .en-US en-US -en-US vision as a type of child neglect characen-US -en-US terized by the absence or inattention of en-US the parent, guardian, foster parent or othen-US-en-US er caregiver that results in injury to the en-US child, in the child being unable to care for en-US himself or herself, or in injury or serious en-US threat of injury to another person because en-US the childs behavior was not properly en-US monitored. en-US Army Community Service, under en-US which the Family Advocacy Program en-US falls, has partnered with Child and Youth en-US Services to clearly outline the level of suen-US -en-US pervision required for children at various en-US stages of development for families staen-US -en-US tioned on Army installations in Europe. en-US The new AER contains a handy chart en-US so parents can quickly answer quesen-US -en-US tions such as Am I allowed to leave my en-US en-US -en-US til I get there? Is it okay to leave my en-US high school student home alone while I en-US go for a weekend trip? And Can my en-US sixth-grader babysit my toddler?en-US This new version replaces the previous en-US Army Europe Child and Youth Supervien-US -en-US en-US -en-US en-US grade instead of by age. This aligns with en-US how Department of Defense Education en-US Activity schools and Army CYS classien-US -en-US en-US en-US -en-US ers, never fear: there is a handy age-to-en-US grade conversion chart for your use. en-US During summer months, children are en-US en-US -en-US ished until school starts again. en-US Per the regulation, students are never en-US permitted to be home alone until they en-US are in grade six. There are further stipuen-US -en-US lations to this ability by grade and length en-US of time.en-US As with any child supervision reguen-US -en-US lation or policy, parents should always en-US consider the abilities and maturity level en-US of their child when making decisions for en-US their family. Parents are always free to en-US delay milestones of independence idenen-US -en-US en-US and mature. en-US The Army community is dedicated en-US to ensuring all of our children are safe. en-US Anyone who observes an incident of en-US child abuse or neglect is encouraged to en-US report the incident to the local military en-US police. For questions on this AER, please en-US contact your local Family Advocacy Proen-US -en-US gram.en-US en-US children how their day in school was. Trying a new way to ask that question may be en-US more insightful.en-US en-USen-USWhat made you smile today?en-USen-US en-USCan you tell me an example of kindnessen-US you saw/showed?en-USen-USWhat did you do that was creative?en-USen-USWho did you sit with at lunch?en-USen-USWas anyone in your class gone today?en-USen-USTell me something you know today that youen-US didnt know yesterday.en-USen-USDid you like your lunch?en-USen-USWhat was the hardest rule to follow today?en-USen-USIf you could change one thing about your day,en-US what would it be?en-USen-USWhat made your teacher smile?en-USen-USWhat made your teacher frown?en-USen-USIf you could switch seats with anyone in class,en-US who would it be? Why?en-USen-USWhat kind of person were you today?en-US en-US

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8 Outlook en-USAugust 24, 2018 Back to School en-USCyberbullying on social media linked to teen depressionen-USCyberbullying on social media is linked en-US to depression in teenagers, according to en-US new research that analyzed multiple en-US studies of the online phenomenon.en-US Victimization of young people onen-US -en-US line has received an increasing level of en-US scrutiny, particularly after a series of en-US en-US were reportedly bullied on various social en-US networks.en-US en-US -en-US cides was linked to the social network en-US Ask.fm, where users can ask each other en-US questions anonymously. The deaths of en-US teens who had been subject to abuse on en-US the site prompted Ask.fm (which was en-US en-US en-US -en-US en-US -en-US sive tweets and suspend bullying users.en-US Social media use is hugely common en-US en-US researcher in pediatrics at the University en-US en-US -en-US berbullying on social media sites is largeen-US -en-US ly unknown.en-US Regular, face-to-face bullying during en-US the teen years may double the risk of en-US en-US of bullying can be as bad or worse than en-US child abuse, studies show.en-US en-US en-US combed through studies on cyberbullyen-US -en-US en-US -en-US en-US en-US en-US -en-US en-US -it-IT Byit-IT en-USStephanie Pappasit-ITLive Science Contributor en-USen-US There were consistent associations en-US between exposure to cyberbullying and en-US increased likelihood of depression, en-US en-US The studies covered a variety of social en-US sites, but Facebook was the most comen-US -en-US en-US percent of the teens who used social en-US media had a Facebook account. Sevenen-US -en-US en-US at how common cyberbullying was, and en-US en-US percent of teens reporting being targeten-US -en-US en-US someone online themselves.en-US Two studies examined the prevalence en-US of so-called bully-victims, meaning en-USen-US en-US en-US(Clipart photo)en-USteens who both bully others and are bulen-US -en-US en-US these kids to be most at risk for mental en-US health problems. One study found that en-US en-US while the other reported a prevalence of en-US en-US Safe social mediaen-US Despite well-publicized suicide cases en-US linked to cyberbullying in news reports, en-US en-US consistent links between being bullied en-US en-US they see a consistent link between cyberen-US -en-US bullying and anxiety. Some studies found en-US evidence for these links, and others did en-US not.en-US en-US -en-US ings don't mean these links don't exist. en-US en-US -en-US nitions and health outcomes, and not en-US en-US or rule out connections between cyberen-US -en-US bullying and anxiety or self-harm.en-US But cyberbullying and depression went en-US hand-in-hand, according to a researchers en-US report in the journal JAMA Pediatrics. en-US Ten studies examined the link between en-US social media victimization and depresen-US -en-US sion, and all of them found a connection.en-US Alone, these studies can't prove that en-US bullying caused the depression it's en-US possible that depressed teens are more en-US likely to become targets of bullying than en-US their healthier peers.en-US en-US studies did follow the teens over time and en-US found that the cyberbullying preceded en-US the teens' depression, hinting at a causal en-US relationship. Research also found that the en-US more cyberbullying a teen experienced, en-US the more severe his or her symptoms of en-US depression.en-US en-US -en-US berbullying in silence.en-US Kids really are hesitant to tell anyone en-US en-US said. There seems to be a common fear en-US that if they tell their parents, for example, en-US they'll lose their internet access.en-US Therefore, it's important for parents to en-US respond carefully if their children are en-US being bullied online, and to teach teens en-US en-US permission to use the web, she said.en-US Parents need to address that this is en-US happening and that the internet and soen-US -en-US en-US important part of their kids' lives. But it en-US needs to be a whole team approach. High school math: How parents can help build skills en-USBy the time children reach high school, ideally they en-US will be self-motivated and able to tackle courses like en-US algebra, geometry and statistics. But for many teenagen-US -en-US ers, a lifelong fear of numbers, lack of motivation, and en-US a weak foundation make high school math a struggle.en-US Students who get lost may need to go back and relearn en-US the basics, says Joseph R. Davis, author of Ten-US he Essenen-US-en-US tials of High School Mathen-US. But convincing your child he en-US or she needs help can be a challenge. When it comes en-US to students who really need help, its almost like they en-US rebel, Davis says. The more parents push, the more en-US students push back.en-US If children say they dont want or need help in math, en-US dont give up. Let them know you want them to make en-US peace with math. Even if they plan a career that doesnt en-US en-US they dont have a solid grasp of the fundamentals.en-US en-US math skills on track:en-US Inspire your child.en-US So many students just lack conen-US -en-US en-US comfortable saying Im not good in math. In many en-US cases, theyve been saying it since fourth grade. Look en-US en-US Point out math skills he might not even realize he has. en-US For example, his knowledge of the stats for his favoren-US -en-US en-US math concepts. Sometimes just one A on a quiz will en-US turn a childs attitude around. Study with your child so en-US he can experience that feeling.it-IT Byit-IT en-USPatti Ghezziit-ITContributor en-USTutor your child. en-US If you en-US have a solid math backen-US -en-US ground, even if you haen-US-en-US vent used it for a while, en-US you may be able to work en-US with your child. Instead of en-US leaving them to labor over en-US homework assignments, en-US set aside time every week en-US to work on the specifen-US -en-US ic skills that are holding en-US them back.en-US Hire a tutor.en-US In some en-US cases, even if you have en-US a close bond with your en-US child and you are strong en-US in math, you might not en-US be the best person to help en-US him/her.en-US Of course you want a en-US tutor with a solid math en-US en-US -en-US ality to connect with your child. Sometimes a simple en-US rephrasing of the steps for solving a math problem will en-US trigger a lightbulb moment.en-US Get the tools for your child to teach himself.en-US Some en-US free resources on the internet might be useful. You can en-US en-US math help. For more targeted, in-depth instruction, Daen-US -en-US vis recommends textbooks aimed at homeschooled stuen-US -en-US dents. You can go back to the grade where your child en-US got lost and help him or her work their way through the en-US skills they missed.en-US Step away from the calculator. en-US A graphing calculaen-US -en-US tor looks impressive, but it can mask math weaknesses. en-US Sometimes you have to take the calculator away from en-US children to assess what they really know. Some high en-US school students never mastered the multiplication taen-US -en-US bles.en-US Ask your child to explain to you what multiplication en-US is. If you help your child learn basic multiplication taen-US -en-US bles without a calculator, everything else just might fall en-US into place.en-US Encourage your child to use math every day. en-US At a en-US restaurant, have your child calculate the tip. At the mall, en-US en-US en-US take you to drive a certain distance at a certain speed. en-US en-US -en-US tunities to use math at home.en-US Parents are often reluctant to help their children with en-US en-US abilities. Regardless of your skills, its a worthwhile en-US investment to help your child get comfortable. Solen-US -en-US id, basic math skills will help your child get through en-US high school, get into a good college and succeed in life, en-US whether he/she chooses a career as an English professor en-US or a pastry chef.en-USSome simple strategiesen-US en-US students who are struggling in math

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9 Outlook en-USAugust 24, 2018 en-USDODEAen-US namesen-US Teacheren-US of Year Back to School en-USVICENZAen-USen-US en-US en-US en-US en-US en-US en-USen-USCareer fair it-ITStory and photoit-IT byit-IT en-USPfc. Robert Wormleyit-ITAFN Vicenza en-USVICENZAen-US A Vicenza Middle School en-US teacher was awarded Department of Deen-US -en-US fense Education Activity Teacher of the en-US en-US While dressed in full space attire with en-US a rocket-ship-wielding headband at the en-US Vicenza Elementary/Middle School Scien-US -en-US ence Technology Engineering Art and en-US Mathematics fair, Anna Sansome reen-US -en-US en-US call from the DODEA director informing en-US her of earning the highest honor a DOen-US -en-US DEA teacher can receive.en-US I was in my element, and this landed en-US in my lap, I am just absolutely embracing en-US it, said Sansome. I am incredibly humen-US -en-US bled to be given this honor. en-US Sansome said the award was a surprise en-US and she is still wrapping her head around en-US it. en-US Angela Wilson, colleague and DODEA en-US en-US is entirely worthy of the award. en-US Like all good teachers she didnt exen-US -en-US pect to win thats what makes her exen-US -en-US ceptional, too. I dont know if she knows en-US how great she is, said Wilson. en-US Sansome is an incredibly energetic en-US teacher who stands out not only for createn-US -en-US ing explosions in the classroom but also en-US for her passion and love of teaching, she en-US added. en-USen-US en-US Working tirelessly as a teacher, Sanen-US -en-US some is also the DODEA Europe Science en-US Department Leader, Doctor of Philosoen-US -en-US phy student, a member of the leadership en-US team for school improvement, and faen-US -en-US cilitates meetings with DODEA Europe en-US teachers in other countries.en-US Teaching is a hard profession; you en-US dont ever put it aside, said Sansome. en-US I am thinking about my students or the en-US lessons Im going to teach them pretty en-US en-US Sansome said her love and drive for en-US teaching stems from her experiences as a en-US young student herself, and teaching runs en-US in her blood.en-US I have always known that I wanted to en-US become a teacher. My mom is a teacher, en-US my dad is a teacher, my aunts and uncles en-US are teachers," said Sansome. I just don't en-US think I was meant to do anything else, in en-US my blood.en-US The middle school teacher said the lesen-US -en-US sons learned from former teachers has en-US helped in her own career. en-US The ability to take joy in small things, en-US the desire to always stay fresh by continen-US -en-US ually doing new things, and just the conen-US-en-US stant sense that what I do is a gift, said en-US Sansome. en-US en-US on activities, Sansome keeps her students en-US engaged.en-US Were always doing hands-on activen-US -en-US ities," said Shalom Dejarim, one of her en-US students. Around the room, there are en-US posters and colors, and everything we en-US need to know that is going on is on the en-US walls.en-US Although the honor was a surprise to en-US her, it wasn't to her colleagues.en-US She has a true passion for teaching; it en-US is evident in just listening to her speak. en-US She has a love for kids and makes her en-US lessons extremely engaging, said Wilen-US -en-US son.en-US She relates to the kids at their level en-US and her content knowledge of her subject en-US matter is immense.en-US Sansome said she doesn't like to put en-US herself on a pedestal that her title of en-US Teacher of the Year is bestowed not only en-US on her, but also on the school as a whole.en-US It was really amazing to see how exen-US -en-US cited my students were when they found en-US out I had been chosen; I am incredibly en-US grateful that is something not just for me, en-US but rather that its something that repen-US -en-US resents the work that all of us do in this en-US building, she said.

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10 Outlook en-USAugust 24, 2018 CASERMA DEL DIN en-USen-US en-US en-US en-US en-US en-US en-US en-US en-US en-US en-US en-US en-US en-US en-US en-US en-US en-US en-US en-US en-US en-US 72157698036917331en-US en-US en-US en-US(Photos by Laura Kreider, en-US en-USBOSS plays en-US en-US motorcycle show en-USHealth & Wellness it-ITBy Sta Sgt. Jeremiah Stoddardit-ITArizona National Guard Medical Det. en-USArizona medical detachment provides care in Vicenzaen-USVICENZA en-USThis summer the Arizona en-US en-US -en-US ment has performed their Overseas Deen-US -en-US ployment Training (ODT) at U.S. Army en-US en-US The Soldiers have worked alongside en-US their active-duty counterparts in three en-US rotations from June to August, providing en-US medical care and support to the military en-US community here in the Primary Care en-US Clinic as well as the Patient Administraen-US -en-US en-US The U.S. Army relies on these kinds of en-US collaborations between active duty and en-US en-US -en-US ditionary environments. We are happy to en-US work with the ODT rotations here in Vien-US-en-US cenza, fostering great relationships, and en-US to enhance the capabilities of our forces en-US for future missions. These opportunities en-US demonstrate how we collaboratively en-US support our nations global healthcare en-US demands, said Lt. Col. Kane Morgan, en-US en-US Arizonas Medical Detachment is prien-US -en-US marily charged with medical readiness en-US en-USen-US composed of physicians, dentists, physien-US -en-US cians assistants, nurses, patient adminisen-US -en-US trators, behavioral health clinicians and en-US combat medics. The detachment arrived en-US in three groups, each working in Italy for en-US en-US Upon arrival, the Soldiers integrated en-US into the Army health clinics daily operaen-US -en-USen-US en-US en-US(Courtesy photo)en-UStions providing access to care to approxien-US -en-US en-US The Medical Detachment Soldiers en-US provided an extremely valuable service en-US en-US -en-US en-US charge of Primary Care at the Vicenza en-US clinic. They helped out in so many en-US en-US -en-US pointments for Soldiers, family members en-US and retirees. en-US en-US -en-US gency Room physician with the Arizona en-US Medical Detachment, had not experien-US -en-US enced working in primary care prior to en-US this deployment. en-US en-US en-US -en-US en-US and patient with guiding me through the en-US primary care process with referrals, lab en-US or X-rays. en-US In addition to daily clinical operations, en-US en-US -en-US ipated in unique medical and physical en-US en-US Sgt. Israel Figueroas personal favorite en-US involved an early morning physical trainen-US -en-US ing run up to Monte Berico, he said. en-US It was a fantastic run, said Figueroa. en-US I wasnt prepared for so many stairs but en-US the view was incredible, and worth the en-US climb.en-US en-US Medical Detachment has regularly supen-US -en-US ported ODT rotations on a biennial basis en-US with Army South humanitarian missions en-US en-US -en-US ras. The unit previously supported the en-US

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11 Outlook en-USAugust 24, 2018 en-USSports en-USYoung athletes hone skills at USA Volleyball Junior Olympic camp en-USVICENZAen-USen-US en-US en-US en-US en-US en-US en-USen-US en-US en-US en-US en-US en-US en-US en-US en-US en-US en-US en-US go to en-USen-US en-US Wanted: en-USHockey players

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12 Outlook en-USAugust 24, 2018 en-USOut & About en-USVENETO & NEARBYen-USBrintaal Festival della Cultura e Musica Celticaen-US Brintaal Celtic Folk Festivalen-US rough Aug. 26,en-US Cismon del Grappa, Bosco delle en-US Fontane, Via Giarre di Sicilia 2. Food booths and Celtic en-US items fair; archery exhibit and workshops; sampling of en-US local products and food booths. Free live music and en-US dancing; free entrance to all events.en-US Sagra di Caldogno/en-USCaldogno Fair en-US Aug. 24-26, en-US from 7 p.m., Caldogno (Vicenza). Food en-US booths; local products exhibit and sale; live music and en-US dancing from 9 p.m.en-US Festa della Birra e della Bruschettaen-US Beer and Bruschetta Festen-US rough Aug. 28,en-US Marola, Torri di Quartesolo, Sport en-US Center, Via Cedri, about 5 miles east of Vicenza. Food en-US booths featuring the typical bruschetta (i.e. toasted en-US bread seasoned with garlic, olive oil, etc.) and many en-US other local specialties open at 7 p.m. Live music and en-US entertainment start at 9 p.m.; pony rides for children; en-US reworks Aug. 28 at 11 p.m.en-US en-US Sagra dei Ossi de Mascio/en-USPig Bones Festival en-US Aug. 31-Sept. 3 en-USanden-US Sept. 7-9, en-USLongare. Starting at 7 en-US p.m., food booths featuring pig bone dishes and other en-USby Anna Terracino, VMC Public Aairs Oceen-USlocal specialties; live music and dancing begins at 9:45 en-US p.m.en-US Estate al Parcoen-US/Summer at the Parken-US Free outdoor tness classesen-US rough Aug. 31, en-USVicenza, Parco Querini, Viale en-US Rodol.en-US ursdayen-US Hatha Yoga:en-US 7-8:30 p.m. Palco del Tempietto. Exercises en-US that include physical postures, purication procedures, en-US poses, breathing and meditation.en-US Sundayen-US Self-defense workshops:en-US 10:30 a.m.-noon, Palco del en-US Tempiettoen-US David Chippereld Architect Worksen-US rough Sept. 2, en-US Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and en-US 5-8 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m.8 p.m., Vicenza, en-US Palladian Basilica, Piazza dei Signori. Contemporary en-US architecture exhibit; entrance fee: ; reduced en-US en-US Festa del Gnocco/en-USGnocco Festivalen-US Sept. 1-3en-US and en-USSept. 7-9en-US, Selva di Trissino, about 19 en-US miles west of Vicenza. Food booths feature a variety en-US of gnocchi dishes and other local specialties and local en-US wine; bounce houses and lighted parking available; en-US local products and cra exhibit and sale. Magic shows en-US and games for children.en-US Regata Storica/en-USHistoric Regattaen-US Sept. 2,en-US Venice. is regatta, famous for its spectacular en-US historical water parade that precedes the race, is the en-US most important event in the annual Venetian rowing en-US calendar. It dates back centuries, probably as far back en-US as the mid 13th century when Venice needed to train en-US the crews of its Navy in the art of rowing. Nowadays, en-US there are four dierent races divided in terms of age en-US and type of cra: young rowers twin-oared en-USpupparinien-US ; en-US womens twin-oared en-USmascareteen-US ; six-oared en-UScaorline en-US regatta, and the twin-oared en-US gondolinien-US regatta. Visitors en-US may attend the historic parade and the regattas seating en-US on the uncovered oating stalls set up along the Grand en-US Canal near Campo San Vio. For details and ticket en-US information, visit http://www.regatastoricavenezia.it/; en-US purchase tickets online or by calling the Venezia Call en-US Center at 041-2424.en-US Fiera del Soco/en-USTree trunk Fairen-US Sept. 7-13, en-USGrisignano di Zocco, Via Ungaretti, Via en-US Serenissima, Via Garibaldi and Via Cedri, about 12 en-US miles southeast of Vicenza. en-US Socoen-US means tree trunk en-US it derives from a 1250 apparition of the Blessed en-US Virgin Mary by a tree trunk. Its a large, annual market en-US with hundreds of booths, exhibitions and carnival en-US rides. Local products exhibit and sale; art exhibitions; en-US workshops; food booths open at 7 p.m.en-US La Partita a Scacchi a personaggi viventien-US Live Chess Gameen-US Sept. 7-9,en-US Marostica, Piazza degli Scacchi, about en-US 18 miles north of Vicenza. Grand opening Sept. en-US 7 at 9 p.m., Sept. 8-9, 9 p.m. is chess match en-US commemorates the historic chess match of 1454. e en-US game is a reenactment of the match that Lord Taddeo en-US Parisio held to determine the marriage of his daughter. en-US Purchase tickets well in advance online at en-UShttp://www.en-US marosticascacchi.it/it/partitaascacchi/ticket.html#1en-US or en-US sign up for an Outdoor Recreation bus trip, Caserma en-USLive Chess Game, Marosticaen-US e en-US Blessed Virgin Mary of Mount Bericoen-US celebration en-US is Sept. 8. In Italy, each town has its own patron saint; in en-US most cases, the saint patron has a relation to the place. en-US e traditional patron saints celebrations are varied in en-US all cities and towns in Italy, reecting the local history en-US and characters of their inhabitants. ey are a great en-US way to get to know better the town where you reside.en-US Vicenzas patron saint is the Blessed Virgin of Mount en-US Berico. e story tells that the Virgin Mary appeared en-US twice to Vincenza Pasini, a humble peasant, in 1426 en-US and 1428. Vicenza had been stricken with a devastating en-US plague between 1425 and 1428. e Virgin Mary spoke en-US through Vincenza to let people know that the only way en-US to stop the plague was to build a church dedicated to en-US Her. Nobody believed Vincenza at the time of the rst en-US apparition; but the persistency of the plague led them en-US believe her aer the second apparition. e church en-US construction started in August 1428 and the plague en-US was nally defeated. en-USCeramics Festival, Noveen-US Ederle. See page 16 for information.en-US Ferrara Balloon Festival en-US Sept. 7-16,en-US Ferrara, Bassani Park, Via Riccardo en-US Bacchelli, about 70 miles south of Vicenza. Admission en-US fee: Saturday & Sunday (free for children under 12); en-US free entrance MondayFriday. Free parking and shuttle en-US service from the main parking lot downtown Ferrara. en-US Jesolo Air Showen-US Sept. 8-9, en-US starting at 3:30 p.m., Jesolo. is is the most en-US exciting event of the year, which attracts more than en-US half a million spectators on Jesolo beach. Acrobatic en-US air shows performed by the Frecce Tricolori (Italian en-US Acrobatic Arrows), and other countries, to include en-US Switzerland, Pas, Hungary with Gripen.en-US Festa della Ceramica en-US/Ceramics Festivalen-US Sept. 7,en-US 7 p.m.-10 p.m.; Sept. 8, 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Sept. en-US 9, 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Nove, Piazza G. Fabris. en-US Portoni en-US Apertien-US Open doors: local artists ceramic technique en-US demonstrations, from working with the potters wheel en-US to modeling the ceramic and ceramic painting.en-US Sculture di Sabbiaen-US/Sand Sculptures Festivalen-US rough Sept. 9, en-US Jesolo, Piazza Brescia. is years en-US theme is "Sand Raptors"; international artists take part en-US in this special event, competing in shaping every kind en-US of artistic gure with ne golden sand. Free entrance.en-US Fiera del Risoen-US/Rice Fairen-US Sept. 12-Oct. 7, en-US Isola della Scala (Verona), about 42 en-US miles southwest of Vicenza. Open Mondays-Fridays, en-US 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.-midnight; Saturdays en-US 11 a.m. a.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-midnight. is is en-US the largest Italian event dedicated to rice and risotto; en-US it will host chefs from many Italian regions who en-US will cook their specialties during the fair. Exhibits, en-US sporting events, shows, live music and gastronomic en-US competitions. Free entrance. en-US Festa del Riso/en-USRice Festivalen-US Sept. 14-19, en-USGrumolo delle Abbadesse, about nine en-US miles east of Vicenza. Food booths featuring local rice en-US dishes and other specialties open at 7:30 p.m. Local en-US product exhibit and sale; free entrance. Live music and en-US entertainment every night starting at 8:30 p.m.en-US Festa della Zucca/en-USPumpkin Festivalen-US Sept. 14-17 en-USand en-US Sept. 19-23, en-USGhizzole (Montegaldella), en-US about nine miles southeast of Vicenza. Pumpkin exhibit en-US and sale; food booths open at 7 p.m.; entertainment en-US for children; pumpkin carving workshops; old trades en-US reenactments; live music and dancing at 9 p.m. en-US Dining with the Ghost en-US Sept. 15, en-US8 p.m., Montorso Vicentino, Villa Da Porto en-US Barbaran, Via Luigi Da Porto. Medieval dinner with en-US guided tour in English and itinerant shows around the en-US villa; cost is ; 150 seats available. Purchase tickets en-US at Il Pagliao store, Vicenza, Piazza San Lorenzo; cash en-US only. en-US Egitto. Dei, faraoni e Uominien-US Egypt. Gods, Pharaohs and Menen-US rough Sept. 18,en-US Fridays-Sundays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., en-US Jesolo, Via Aquileia 123. is exhibit oers a display en-US of Egyptian artifacts coming from the most important en-USHistoric Regatta, Veniceen-US (Photo by Laura Kreider)

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13 Outlook en-USAugust 24, 2018 en-USCONCERTS/SPORTS en-USEminem en-USSept. 7 Milanen-US en-US David Cosby & Friends en-US Sept. 11 Milan; Sept. 13 en-US Romeen-US Europe en-USOct. 2 Bolognaen-US U2 en-USOct. 11-12; Oct. 15-16 Assago (Milan)en-US en-US David Garrett and his band en-US Oct. 17 Rome; Oct. 19 en-US Florence; Oct. 20 Assago (Milan) en-US e Musical Box en-USOct. 28 Rome; Oct. 30 Florence; en-US Oct. 31 Milan; Nov. 1 Padovaen-US Brit Floyd en-USNov. 6 Florence; Nov. 7 Milan; Nov. 10 en-US Padovaen-US Maneskin en-USNov. 14 en-US Liam Gallagher en-USNov. 15 Conegliano; Nov. 16 Romeen-US Dire Straits Legacy en-US Nov. 20 Assago (Milan); Nov. 21 en-US Padova; Nov. 23 Brescia; Nov. 24 Florenceen-US Bunbury en-USDec. 2 Milan en-US Elton John en-USMay 29-30, 2019, Veronaen-US ITALIAN ARTISTSen-US Francesca Michielin en-USSept. 2 Trevisoen-US Angelo Branduardi en-US Sept. 3 Venice; Nov. 10 Florence en-US Laura Pausini en-USOct. 7 Florence; Oct. 9-10 Padovaen-US Claudio Baglioni en-US Oct. 16 Florence; Nov. 16-17 en-US Padova; Nov. 20-21 Montichiari (Brescia)en-US Luca Carboni en-USOct. 18 Padovaen-US Mario Biondi en-USDec. 13 Florence; Dec. 19 Padovaen-US SPORTING EVENTSen-US ACI CSAI Racing Weekend en-US Oct. 27-28 Scarperia en-US (Florence)en-USen-US en-US en-USOut & About en-USTUSCANYen-USFesta del Mugelloen-US/Mugello Fairen-US rough Sept. 9, en-USfrom 7 p.m., Florence, Lungarno en-US Aldo Moro 3. Food booths feature a variety of Tuscan en-US specialties, beer and wine; music and entertainment. en-US Free event.en-US Bravio delle Bottien-US/Barrel Competition and Festivalen-US Aug. 24, en-USMontepulciano (Siena). is event dates back en-US to the 14th century when races were run on horseback. en-US Only in more recent times it has been transformed in a en-US competition with barrels (en-USbottien-US ). Since Montepulciano en-US is famous worldwide for its red wine en-US Nobile di en-US Montepulcianoen-US the idea came about of using wine en-US barrels for the eight districts to compete against each en-US other to win the bravio, a painted banner depicting the en-US citys patron saint, Saint John.en-US Aug. 24,en-US 9-11 p.m. barrel-pushing practice for Sundays en-US competitionen-US Aug. 26, en-US10 a.m.-8 p.m., the race takes place with en-US contestants pushing heavy wooden wine barrels for en-US about a kilometer uphill along the narrow streets of en-US the towns historical center. Each barrel is pushed by en-US two strong en-USspingitorien-US (pushers) up to the nish line in en-US Piazza Grande. Along the way, many other residents en-US and fans run alongside each team to encourage them en-US to keep going. Winners receive the en-US bravioen-US at the end of en-US the race in Piazza Grande. en-US Peperoncino d'aMareen-US/Hot Pepper Fairen-US Aug. 24-26,en-US 7 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Marina di Massa. Food en-US booths feature local specialties and beer; cooking en-US workshops; live music, dancing, and entertainment for en-US children. Free event.en-US Baviera Fest/en-USBavarian Festivalen-US Aug. 24-Sept. 9,en-US en-US Venturina Terme (Campiglia en-US Marittima, Livorno). Food booths featuring typical en-US German food and beer open at 7:30 p.m.; 9 p.m. live en-US music and dancing. Free entrance.en-US Sagra del Cunigliolo Fritto/en-USFried Rabbit Fairen-US rough Aug. 26,en-US ursday-Sunday, 7-11 p.m., en-US Localit La Serra, San Miniato (Pisa). Food booths en-US feature fried rabbit and variety of local specialties and en-US wines. Free event. en-US Festa Medievale/en-USMedieval Festival at the Castleen-US Sept. 1-2,en-US Vicopisano (Pisa). Medieval village en-US reenactment; antique market and food booths featuring en-US local and typical medieval food and beverages. Street en-US artists, musicians, acrobats and jugglers; medieval en-US party for children with games, falconers, knights and en-US dances.en-US Giostra del Saracino/en-USSaracen Jousten-US Sept. 3,en-US 8 a.m.-8 p.m.; Arezzo, Piazza Grande. is en-US is one of the most important Tuscan festivals, held en-US twice each year. e whole city turns up in medieval en-US costumes to recreate the atmosphere of medieval en-US Arezzo as the citys districts compete against each en-US other in a joust to win the Golden Lance. At 3 p.m., en-US historical parade; ag-throwers show; competition of en-US the four city districts, each one represented by two en-US knights. e competition is won by the district whose en-US knights obtain the most points. en-US Assedio alla Villa Rievocazione storicaen-US Siege at the Villa Historical reenactment en-US Sept. 14-16,en-US 5-11 p.m., Poggio Caiano (Prato); Piazza en-US dei Medici, Via Cancellieri, and Via Caiani. is event en-US commemorates the visit of Princess Joan of Austria en-US on her way to marry Grand Duke Francesco de en-US Medici in 1565; Renaissance-style market, musicians, en-US Renaissance shows with falconers, ag-throwers, en-US magicians, re-eaters and jugglers; free wine tasting; en-US food booths feature typical Renaissance dishes and en-US other local specialties. en-US Rievocazione Storica/en-USHistorical reenactmenten-US Sept. 15-16,en-US Montopoli Val DArno (Pisa), Piazza en-USEurope (Photo by Cesare Greselin) For more events and activities, en-USvisit the U.S. Army Garrison Italy Pinterest page,en-US www. pinterest.com/usagitaly. en-USMedieval Festival, Vicopisanoen-US collections of Italian and foreign museums. Entrance en-US fee: ; reduced: (senior citizens older than 65; en-US students and people with disabilities); (children en-US aged 6-12); free for children younger than 6. Tickets en-US include audio guide.en-US Festa del Baccal alla Vicentinaen-US Dried Cod Fish Festival en-US Sept. 21-23 en-USand en-US Sept. 27-Oct. 1,en-US Sandrigo, about nine en-US miles north of Vicenza. Local exhibit and sale of local en-US products and sale, food booths featuring gnocchi with en-US cod sh, Vicentine cod sh with polenta and many en-US other local specialties open at 7 p.m.; gnocchiand en-US bigolien-US -making demonstrations. Live music and dancing en-US nightly at 9 p.m. in Piazza Garibaldi.en-US Passeggiate in carrozzaen-US Horse-Drawn Carriage Toursen-US rough Sept. 29,en-US 8 p.m.; en-US Oct. 6-20,en-US 3-8 p.m., on en-US Saturdays; Vicenza; enjoy this unique way of seeing the en-US most beautiful sites in Vicenza; the 20 minute tours en-US depart and return to Piazza Biade. e cost is for a en-US maximum of ve people at a time. Venice Secrets Crime & Justice Exhibit en-US en-US rough Sept. 30,en-US open daily, 10 a.m.-10 p.m, Venice, en-US Palazzo Zaguri, Campo San Maurizio. In a Venetian en-US palace, through a ve-story route divided into 36 en-US rooms, visitors will see a secret side of the city. e en-US display is divided in four sections: justice and torture; en-US prisons and prisoners; capital executions; Inquisition en-US and Holy Oce. Entrance fee: ; reduced for en-US senior citizens older than 65 and children ages 6-14.en-US Van Gogh Multimedia Experienceen-US rough Sept. 30, en-US Mondays-Saturdays and Sundays, 10 en-US a.m.-9 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m.-10:30 p.m., en-US Venice, Palazzo Giustinian Faccanon, Dorsoduro; this en-US exhibit examines, through projections on several large en-US monitors, Van Goghs life and works, with video visions en-US of many of his paintings and drawing, completed with en-US info in Italian and English. Entrance fee: ; reduced en-US (children younger than 18, senior citizens over 65); en-US free for children younger than 7.en-US Esposizione Giocattoli Storicen-US/Vintage Toys Exhibiten-US rough June 30, 2019en-US Tuesdays-Sundays, 9 a.m.-6 en-US p.m., Chiericati Palace, Piazza Matteotti 37, Vicenza. en-US More than 5,000 perfectly kept vintage toys on display; en-US among them, some rare hand-painted toys. Entrance en-US fee: en-US Catruccio Castracani; ancient medieval market, ag-en-US throwers, storytellers, swords duels; food stands feature en-US local and medieval specialties; archers coming from all en-US over Italy perform spectacular precision shots.en-US Man Ray Wonderful Visions en-US rough Oct. 7, en-US10 a.m.-7:30 p.m., San Gimignano, en-US Modern Art Gallery, Via Folgore da San Gimignano; en-US 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m. through Sept. 30; 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m., en-US Oct. 1-7. On display More than 100 photos by Man en-US Ray, one of the most important photographers of the en-US 20th century. Entrance fee: reduced for children en-US ages 6-17 and for senior citizens older than 65; free en-US access for children younger than 6. en-USBarrel Competition, Montepulciano

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14 Outlook en-USAugust 24, 2018 en-USTUSCANY MARKETSen-USCastiglion Fiorentino (Arezzo): en-US Aug. 26, 9 a.m.-6 en-US p.m. Piazza Del Municipio en-US Cecina (Livorno): en-USAug. 26, 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Piazza en-US Guerrazzi and Via Cavouren-US en-US Florence: en-USAug. 26, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Piazza dei Ciompi en-US Montemurlo (Prato): en-USAug. 26, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Piazza en-US della Costituzione en-US San Gimignano (Siena): en-US Aug. 26, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Piazza en-US delle Erbe en-US Viareggio (Lucca): en-USAug. 25-26, 9 a.m. p.m., Piazza en-US DAzeglio en-US Arezzo: en-US Sept. 1-2, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., in Piazza Grande en-US (about 1,000 vendors) en-US Carmignano (Prato): en-US Sept. 2, 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m., Piazza en-US Vittorio Emanuele II and Piazza Matteottien-US en-US Livorno: en-USSept. 2, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Piazza Cavour en-US en-US Orbetello (Grosseto): en-USSept. 1-2, 10 a.m.-10 p.m., en-US Corso Italia, Piazza Eroe dei Due Mondi, Piazza del en-US Plebiscito en-US Pietrasanta (Lucca): en-USSept. 2, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Piazza en-US Duomo en-US San Giuliano Terme (Pisa): en-US Sept. 2, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., en-US Piazza Shelley and Piazza Italiaen-US en-US en-US San Miniato (Pisa): en-US Sept. 2, 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Piazza del en-US Popolo en-USVENETO MARKETSen-USCerea (Verona): en-USAug. 26, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Via Farfusola en-US 6 (about 150 vendors)en-US en-US Piazzola sul Brenta (Padova): en-US Aug. 26, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., en-US in Via Camerini (about 700 vendors) en-US en-US Spresiano (Treviso): en-US Aug. 26, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Piazza en-US Luciano Rigo (about 100 vendors)en-US Treviso: en-US Aug. 26, 7:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m., Borgo Cavour en-US (about 80 vendors) en-US Valeggio sul Mincio (Verona): en-USAug. 26, 8 a.m.-7 p.m., en-US Piazza Carlo Alberto and downtown streets (about 120 en-US vendors) en-US Marostica (Vicenza): en-USSept. 2, 8 a.m.-7 p.m., Piazza en-US Castello (135 vendors) en-US Noventa Vicentina (Vicenza): en-US Sept. 2, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., en-US Piazza IV Novembre (120 vendors)en-US iene (Vicenza): en-USSept. 2, 7:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m., en-US downtown streets and squares (70 vendors) en-US Vittorio Veneto (Treviso): en-USSept. 2, 8 a.m.-7 p.m., en-US Serravalle, Piazza Minucci and surrounding streets (75 en-US vendors)en-US Malo (Vicenza): en-US Sept. 8, Piazzale Zanini and en-US surrounding roadsen-USOUT & ABOUT en-US(Continued from page 13) Parent & Child en-USParents can help calm rst-day jittersit-ITBy Mieke VanderBorghtit-ITContributor en-USVICENZAen-US en-USIt's the most wonderful time of the en-US en-US holiday season, but the joy of sending those bored en-US kiddos back to school.en-US Joking aside, after a long and particularly hot en-US summer, parents and children are gearing up to en-US enter back into the daily grind of getting everyone en-US where they need to be.en-US For those who are old hands at this yearly ritual, it en-US may not seem all that momentous an occasion but en-US en-US school can be a major ordeal. en-US Though years down the line children themselves en-US en-US kindergarten, their parents will certainly remember en-US en-US an oversized backpack barely staying put. This en-US rite of passage is often a mix of excitement and en-US anxiety for both parents and children. There are en-US many things parents can do, though, to make the en-US transition as smooth as possible. en-US en-US Before the big dayen-US en-USen-USStart early. Prepare children for school by en-US establishing a sense of responsibility and a love of en-US learning. It's never too early to start reading to your en-US children and exposing them to as much language en-US as possible. Talk, sing, ask open-ended questions, en-US have them tell stories and write down what they're en-US saying, play rhyming games or letter sound games. en-US Do anything else you can think of to create a en-US language-rich environment.en-US Tie in basic math concepts with blocks, counting en-US or playing with shapes. Remember, you don't en-US need anything fancy or electronic: simple books, en-US conversation, and even homemade toys will more en-US than do the job. And give them lots of practice en-US doing things, such as getting dressed, clearing en-US their place at the table, using the bathroom for en-US themselves.en-US en-USen-USVisit the school and get familiar with the en-US classroom (if you can), the building and the en-US surroundings. If possible, meet the teacher. Talk en-US about the teacher and refer to him or her by name. en-US Make something special like a drawing or a en-US en-US day of school.en-US en-USen-USTalk, talk, talk and talk. Talk about how much en-US fun school will be. Focus on making friends, en-US learning new things, and having lots of exciting en-US new experiences. Be positive and upbeat when en-US describing what it's like to go to school. Talk en-US en-US the routine so children know what to expect. Lead en-US en-US stories, or discussion.en-US en-USen-USFind books in the library about going to school en-US and read them together. Discuss any questions or en-US concerns your child has.en-US en-USen-USChoose a special item a photograph, en-US bracelet, or sticker that matches one you hang on en-US to to give your child to hold on to as a reminder en-US of home.en-US en-USen-USArrange to spend some special, bonding time en-US together after pickup to reconnect and give your en-US child the opportunity to share what happened en-US during the day.en-USen-USAcknowledge your own feelings of anxiety en-US en-US and work through it with your co-parent, a friend en-US or other trusted person. Make sure your child sees en-US you calm and positive about the school experience.en-US en-US First dayen-USen-USMake sure your child gets enough sleep. They en-US en-USen-USAcknowledge your child's fears and help name en-US them by saying, for example, en-USen-USI see that you're en-US feeling nervous about going to school.en-USen-USRather than minimizing what your child is going en-US en-US let him know that you're there to help him work en-US through his anxiety. Also say things like en-USen-USI know en-US you can be braveen-USen-US to encourage her to gather up en-US her courage. Speak in a calm soothing tone, and en-US limit your own anxiety or frustration, especially if en-US en-US throwing tantrums or being aggressive).en-US en-USen-USArrive early enough to help orient your child to en-US the new surroundings. And never just sneak away; en-US always make sure to say good-bye. But once you en-US en-US and resist the urge to linger. If your child is having en-US trouble, make sure a caring adult is there to help en-US with the transition.en-US en-USen-USIt may help to make up a special silly good-en-US bye, like two hugs and a hand slap. That special en-US good-bye will be a way to bond, and will be your en-US cue to your child that it's time to separate.en-US en-US en-US of an amazing learning journey for your child and en-US en-US Older children may experience some similar en-US emotions, especially if they're starting a new en-US school. Look out for signs of anxiety and help en-USthem in similar ways like talking, role playing, en-US staying upbeat and positive, sticking to a routine, en-US and getting enough sleep. en-US en-US a fun, smooth start to an enriching and rewarding en-US en-US(VanderBorght is a Child Development Specialist/Media en-US Educator and Family Advocacy Program Parent-Child en-US Educator and Emergency Placement Coordinator for en-US U.S. Army Garrison Italy.) The en-USOutlooken-US accepts submissions and wants to hear what readers want in your community newspaper!it-ITEmail content for consideration: karin.j.martinez.civ@mail.mil; call for deadline.en-USAnyone with questions about submissionsor comments/concerns should contact the en-US Outlooken-US Editoren-US

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15 Outlook en-USAugust 24, 2018 en-USNews briefs en-USMosquito sprayingen-USThe U.S. Army Garrison Italy en-US Directorate of Public Works Operations en-US & Maintenance Division will spray for en-US mosquitos with ULV fogger. Spraying en-US en-US en-US en-US Del Din.en-US In case of inclement weather, the spray en-US will be postponed until the next day. en-US Community members are asked to not en-US walk on the streets unless absolutely en-US necessary for about an hour after the en-US treatment to give the spray time to en-US dissipate. Anyone with questions should en-US en-USOutlooken-US to go digitalen-USBeginning Oct. 1, the en-US Outlooken-US en-US newspaper will go digital. Due to budget en-US and manpower constraints, the printed en-US version of the newspaper will be online en-US en-US questions may contact the editor at en-US karin.j.martinez.civ@mail.mil.en-USPreschool registrationen-USen-US Sure Start Preschool Program that is en-US en-US States. The full-day, high-quality preen-US -en-US school for four-year-olds targets children en-US who may potentially be at risk for not en-US being ready for kindergarten the followen-US -en-US ing year. The program is designed for en-US children of sponsors who rank E4 and en-US en-US an application. There are two classes of en-US 18 children each, and applications are en-US accepted all year. If classes are full, apen-US -en-US plicants are put into a waiting pool and en-US when there is an opening, the child most en-US en-US -en-US mittee. If interested, stop by Vicenza Elen-US -en-US ementary School to get an application, or en-US en-US .en-USAFTB instructors neededen-USArmy Community Service is looking en-US en-US Building (AFTB) instructors. The en-US time requirement will vary. Interested en-US volunteers should apply for the AFTB en-US Instructor role in VMIS. Those en-US with questions should call Stephanie en-US en-US en-USCollege tuition assistance en-USen-US Standard Time Sept. 14 to submit tuition en-US en-US en-US en-US Soldiers may now submit TA requests en-US en-US start date of Oct. 1 or after. Soldiers en-US will be advised when submitting their en-US en-US subject to availability of funds. For en-US en-US en-USMid-term elections in USen-USUsing the Federal Post Card Applicaen-US-en-US tion (FPCA) is the easiest way for overen-US -en-US seas citizens, service members, and their en-US families stationed away from home to en-US register and request a ballot. The FPCA en-US allows voters to register and request an en-US absentee ballot simultaneously. Voters en-US can visit FVAP.gov for their state's speen-US -en-US en-US deadlines, as well as information on en-US completing their FPCA, which is accepten-US -en-US ed by all states and territories.en-US en-US use the online assistant before they print, en-US sign and send the FPCA to their election en-US en-US -en-US it the website, email vote@fvap.gov, or en-US en-USVFW corneren-USThe Retirement Service Center, en-US en-US Ederle, is operated mainly by veterans. en-US These volunteers contribute a host en-US of important functions for all retirees en-US and veterans, to include providing en-US assistance to service-connected medical en-US disabilities and claim submissions; en-US assisting in resolving military pay and en-US Social Security issues; reporting deaths en-US of veterans; and conducting funeral en-US services.en-US Anyone interested in volunteering en-US at the center is urged to contact the en-US en-US en-US yahoo.com for more details.en-US Also, anyone who would like to join en-US the Veterans of Foreign Wars post en-US en-US en-US or e-mail wrightyn@yahoo.com to en-US determine eligibility. VFW meetings en-US en-US each month at La Rondine on Via Paolo en-US Calvi, Vicenza. Maps are available at en-US en-USSearchingen-US(Rated PG)en-USen-US en-US without a single lead, David decides to search for her himself.en-USAt the movies en-USen-US en-US en-US en-US en-US en-US en-US en-US en-US en-US en-US en-USen-USen-USen-USen-US en-US en-USen-USen-US en-US en-US en-US en-US en-US en-US en-US en-US en-US en-US en-US en-US en-US en-US en-US en-US en-US en-US en-US en-US en-US en-US en-US en-US en-US en-US en-US en-US en-US en-US it-ITAen-US dmit-ITissionit-IT 3D rst run: Adult $8.50/Under 12 $5.75it-IT 3D second run: Adult $8/Under 12 $5.50it-IT First run: Adult $6.50/Under 12, $3.75; Second run: Adult $6/Under 12 $3.50it-IT Schedule is subject to change without notice. en-USOCS heritage center proposed en-US for museum at Fort Benningen-USTAMPA, Floridaen-US en-US Association announced plans to build a heritage center that will be constructed en-US en-US The new center will celebrate and recognize the history and traditions of en-US OCS since its inception prior to World War II.en-US The center will feature displays and information covering:en-US World War IIen-US Korean Waren-US Vietnam Waren-US Womens Army Corpsen-US Americas Volunteer Armyen-US Army of Excellenceen-US Global War on Terrorismen-US en-US en-US en-US Success Stories will be highlighted along with biographies and personal en-US glimpses into individuals who have excelled in both the military and en-US commercial worlds.en-US en-US Candidate Schools have meant to the U.S. Army and America, said retired en-US en-US

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en-USdinner. Cost includes transportation, en-US supervision and lunch and snack. 16 Outlook en-USAugust 24, 2018 en-USBowlingen-US Check the FMWR calendaren-US e Arena, Caserma Ederle en-US Bowl at the Arena. ere is daytime en-US bowling, Two for Two Tuesday, en-US Sunday bowling specials, hourly and en-US evening bowling, and family movie en-US nights. Stop by the Arena for more en-US information, or go online at https://en-US italy.armymwr.com/calendar to get en-US dates, times and cost.en-US Yoga weekenden-US in Lake Bled, Sloveniaen-US Aug. 31-Sept. 3, 6 a.m., $445en-US ODR, Caserma Ederleen-US Spend Labor Day weekend in the en-US beautiful city of Bled, Slovenia. en-US Bled is situated on the shores of en-US Lake Bled which was coined the en-US "Second Garden of Eden" by one of en-US the greatest Slovene poets, France en-US Preseren. Mix sightseeing with en-US some deeply relaxing yoga on this en-US trip. Cost includes transportation, en-US three nights lodging with breakfast, en-US trip facilitator and yoga instruction. en-US Bring your passport.en-US Siena and San Gimignano Expressen-US Sept. 1, 5 a.m.-11 p.m., $95/$55en-US ODR, Caserma Ederleen-US One of the most visited areas of en-US Tuscany, Siena is a famous medieval en-US city with museums, art and incredible en-US food. Tour Siena and then wander the en-US streets of a small Etruscan settlement en-US in San Gimignano. is town stands en-US 334m above sea level; its history en-US begins in the 10th century. Estimated en-US drive time is 4 1/2 hours each way.en-US BOSS Cengio Hike & Ropes Courseen-US Sept. 1, $40en-US 7:30 a.m., Del Din Shoppetteen-US 7:45 a.m., Ederle Shoppetteen-US is location is ideal for a day hike en-US with a visit to a place of signicant en-US historical value: World War I, en-US Resistance of Grenadiers of Sardinia. en-US From this location, participants can en-US admire one of the most beautiful en-US landscapes of the plateau. Following en-US the hike, the group will make its way en-US to the Acropark zipline and ropes en-US course. Enjoy some great climbing en-US among the trees and nish by riding en-US a zipline across a lake. is event is en-US not recommended for those with en-US a fear of heights. Ages 18 years and en-US older.en-US Live Chess Match in Marosticaen-US Sept. 7, 8 or 9, 7 p.m. $90en-US ODR, Caserma Ederleen-US Enjoy the biannual medieval chess en-US match where real people are used as en-US the chess pieces.en-US Ancient documents and the locals en-US of Marostica tell a fantastic story of en-US the origins of this biannual medieval en-US chess game: Rinaldo d'Angarano en-US and Vieri da Vallonara both fell in en-US love with the daughter of Taddeo en-US Parisio, the town governor. Parisio en-US forbade the men to joust and instead en-US suggested a game of wits chess. en-US Both men were experts at the game en-US and fought for the lady's hand. en-US Parisio decided to promise the hand en-US of his own sister to the man who lost en-US the tournament.en-US e Human Chess Game represents en-US the most spectacular events of en-US Marostica's history. e show en-US lasts three hours with a 20-minute en-US intermission. Tickets are not en-US refundable.en-US Sunday Night Footballen-US Sept. 9, 16, 23 & 30, 7-10 p.m.en-US Warrior Zone, Caserma Del Dinen-US Head to the Warrior Zone on Sunday en-US nights and root for your favorite en-US team. Kick back in our lounge area en-US while enjoying hot food and cool en-US drinks. Takes place every Sunday en-US until the Super Bowl (Feb. 3, 2019).en-US Watch your favorite teams go the en-US distance on the big screens. en-US Man in the Iron Mask Touren-US in Cannes, Franceen-US Sept. 15, 3 a.m.-Sept. 16, 2 a.m.en-US $95/$68/$49en-US ODR, Caserma Ederleen-US On this tour, travel to Cannes, France, en-US by bus. Once there, the group will en-US meet up with a guide and travel by en-US boat to Sainte Marguerite, the island en-US where "e Man in the Iron Mask" en-US was held, and take a guided tour of en-US the Fort Royal prison. Aer the tour en-US is complete, the group will head back en-US to Cannes for free time.en-US Horseback Ridingen-US Sept. 15, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., $95en-US ODR, en-USCaserma Ederleen-USSaddle up with Outdoor Rec and en-US ride through hills and vineyards, en-US and then receive instruction on how en-US to make Italian-style pizza. While en-US enjoying pizza, guests will taste some en-US of the wine made from the very en-US vineyards they spend the morning en-US riding through. All skill levels are en-US welcome, rst-timers included. Aer en-US a short practice ride, the group will en-US hit the trails for approximately two en-US hours.en-US Oktoberfest Express en-US Sept. 22 or Sept. 29, 3 a.m., $125en-US Family Bus, ODR, en-USCaserma Ederleen-US Party Bus, Del Din Shoppetteen-USOktoberfest is a 16-day festival en-US held in Munich that lasts from en-US late September to the rst week en-US of October. Over 5 million people en-USattend the festival every year, en-US consuming over 7 million liters of en-US beer on average. Traditional Bavarian en-US foods including en-US Wrstlen-US (sausage), en-US Brezelen-US (pretzel), en-US Ksesptzleen-US (cheese en-US noodles) and sauerkraut are also en-US an important part of the celebration. en-US Must bring passports.en-US Darby Youth Trip: Gardalanden-US Sept. 22, 6 a.m.-11 p.m.en-US $16 and entry feeen-US *Sign up by Sept. 14en-US Youth Center, Camp Darbyen-US Youth are invited to join Child & en-US Youth Services as they spend the en-US day in Gardaland. Bring a money for it-ITENTERTAINMENT & TRIPS en-USFamily & MWR en-USCASERMA EDERLEen-USen-US en-US en-US en-US en-US en-US en-US en-US en-US en-US en-US en-US en-US en-US en-US en-US en-US en-US (Photo by Laura Kreider,en-US en-USMusic Caf celebratesen-US eight years of crooning it-ITCLASSES & WORKSHOPSen-USResiliency Through Art Midday en-US Aug. 28, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.en-USArts & Cras Center, Caserma Ederleen-USEnjoy this lunchtime program en-US that focuses on the process of en-US personal expression through art in en-US a small group setting. Participants en-US will nd art naturally therapeutic en-US in this facilitated program. First en-US two facilitated sessions are free; en-US subsequent sessions will be based en-US on a studio time fee. Active-duty en-US Soldiers are free.en-US *ere is also a class at Caserma Del en-US Din, Aug. 29, 3:30-5:30 p.m., and en-US an evening class on Caserma Ederle, en-US Aug. 30, 5-6:30 p.m. Call for more en-US information, DSN 637-7846, comm. en-US 0444-61-7846.en-US Library Lego Club en-US Aug. 28, Sept. 4, 11 & 18, 3:30-5 p.m.en-USLibrary, Caserma Ederleen-USDrop in to the Ederle Library on en-US Tuesdays and let your children en-US explore their creativity with the en-US library's Lego collection. Open en-US to ages 4-12 years.; all Legos are en-US provided.en-US Anger Management Class en-US Sept. 4, 10:30-11:30 a.m.en-US ACS, Bldg. 108, Caserma Ederleen-US Sept. 5, 10:30-11:30 a.m.en-US Library, Caserma Del Dinen-US All community members are en-US eligible to participate in this class. en-US Understand what anger can do to en-US your body; learn to recognize anger en-US warning signs; and what to do en-US when you get angry. No registration en-US required.en-US EFMP Parents Connecten-US Sept. 5, 1-2 p.m.en-US ACS, Bldg. 108, Caserma Ederleen-US is group is open to all Exception en-US Family Member Program parents en-US regardless of EFMP diagnosis. Meet en-US other parents and network, share en-US resources, and get encouragement. en-US No registration required.en-US SKIES Open House en-US Sept. 6, 3 p.m.en-US Bldg. 304, Villaggioen-US Head over to SKIESen-USUnlimited en-US on Villaggio for an open house. en-US Celebrate with us and enjoy a buet, en-US class demonstrations and prize en-US giveaways.en-US Stress Management Classen-US Sept. 11, 10:30-11:30 a.m.en-USACS, Bldg. 108, Caserma Ederleen-USAll community members are eligible en-US to participate in stress management en-US classes. During this class participants en-US will learn how to recognize signs of en-US stress; what prolonged stress can do en-US to your body and mind; and how to en-US train yourself to lower stress levels.en-US No registration required.en-US Brush Lettering Class en-US Sept. 13, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., $15en-USArts & Cras Center, Caserma Ederleen-USBrush pens provide a no-fuss en-US alternative to get started with hand en-US lettering. In this class, learn the en-US fundamentals to brush pen lettering. en-US It begins with learning the basic en-US supplies and how to use them, en-US then delves into strokes and how to en-US develop letterforms. Price includes en-US textured watercolor paper and brush en-US pens. FITNESS & SPORTS en-USGroup Fitness Class Schedule en-US Fitness centersen-US $5 per class/$35 for 10 classesen-US e Ederle and Del Din tness en-US centers have plenty of great classes en-US to help everyone get in shape. Open en-US to all skill levels. Classes include en-US Zumba, cycling, taekwondo, yoga, en-US power pump and many more. Self-en-US defense classes are $12 per class/$70 en-US for monthly pass.en-US Fall Archeryen-US Enroll Aug. 27-Sept. 7, $45en-US Register at Parent Central Services en-US Bldg. 108, Caserma Ederleen-US For youth ages 8 to 18 years. Archery en-US play starts Sept. 18 and concludes en-US Oct. 25 and will take place Tuesdays en-US and ursdays. Maximum of 20 en-US participants, and equipment will be en-US provided.en-US Darby PiYo Liveen-US Aug. 28 and Sept. 4, 8:30-9:30 a.m.en-US Aug. 31, 7:15-8:15 a.m. and 11-noonen-US$5/10 for $35en-USFitness Center, Camp Darbyen-US PiYO Live is an intense, low impact en-US cardio workout. A unique total-body en-US conditioning workout that combines en-US the muscle-sculpting, core-rming en-US benets of pilates with the strength en-US and exibility training of owing en-US yoga movements, all in one class. A en-US fat burning, low-impact workout.