The Department of Defense Dependents Schools-Europe is seeking judges for its annual National History Day competition this month.

The event, scheduled for March 30, will be at the Patrick Henry Village Pavilion in Heidelberg, Germany. Volunteers are needed from about 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., said Robert Lykins, head of student activities for DODDS-Europe.

Volunteers should have an interest in social sciences, Lykins said. DODDS will train the judges from 9-11 a.m. Following a lunch break, judging will start at noon and last until about 2 p.m.

National History Day is for pupils in grades six through 12. They produce dramatic performances, exhibits, multimedia documentaries and research papers based on an annual theme. For more on the event, go to

To be a judge, contact Lykins at: DSN 338-7467, or 0611-380-7467. His e-mail is:

USO to bring array of stars overseas

The United Service Organizations and Armed Forces Entertainment are bringing cheers, laughter and music to troops in Europe and in the Persian Gulf region soon.

The Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders will be hyping up the crowd on military installations in Germany, Belgium, England and Iceland on their 56th USO tour, from Tuesday through March 21.

The troupe will present a 90-minute show at a different installation each night, and will visit several Department of Defense Dependents Schools.

Around the Persian Gulf, the “Bringing Up the Rear Comedy Tour,” with Colin Quinn, Robert Kelly and Steve Byrne will perform at undisclosed locations. The trio will also eat with the troops and tour a variety of job posts.

In addition, the rock band Adema, performer of the 2001 hit “Giving In,” will give free concerts at unannounced bases. The USO said locations and dates of tours are not provided in the Persian Gulf region because of security reasons.

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