SPANGDAHLEM, Germany — An airman received a one-month prison sentence and a bad conduct discharge last week for using the drug Ecstasy.

Airman 1st Class Sabrina N. Faz, of the 52nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, was also demoted to the lowest enlisted grade, according to an Air Force news release.

Faz pleaded guilty to using the controlled substance at a court-martial hearing, the release said. No further information was available.

Six Europe stores honored

Six commissaries in the U.S. European Command earned honorable mention in an annual worldwide merchandising contest conducted by the Defense Commissary Agency, according to a DECA news release.

The contest, conducted over a five- week period last spring, divided stores into three categories: super, large and small. The commissaries were judged for their efforts in creating original, creative and successful sales displays.

In the superstore category, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, and Aviano Air Base, Italy, received honorable mentions. The category winners were McChord Air Force Base, Wash., and Yongsan, South Korea.

Also cited for honorable mention was Rhein-Main Air Base, Germany, in the large store category. Heading that list was Barksdale Air Force Base, La., and Osan Air Base, South Korea.

Three small stores received similar accolades. They were: Hohenfels, Germany; Izmir, Turkey; and Livorno, Italy. Winners were Marine Corps Air Station New River, N.C., and Cairo, Egypt.

Students and leadership

Seventy-five high school students will represent the Department of Defense Dependents Schools-Europe this week in an experimental learning program that focuses on developing leadership skills.

DODDS students from 25 schools in Europe and the Middle East will take part, coming from as far away as Iceland and Bahrain. The students will live, work and learn with a similar number of teens from the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Hungary, Estonia and the Czech Republic.

Known as the International Student Leadership Institute, the annual program seeks to foster leadership skills, such as negotiation, advocacy and coalition building. The skills are “taught” by students elected last year to the board of regents. Three DODDS seniors are on this year’s board.

The event is taking place in Germany, but DODDS asked the exact location not be disclosed for force protection reasons.

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