The Army is looking for soldiers, Marines, sailors and airmen with fewer than 12 years of active federal service to fill its warrant officer ranks.

A joint service agreement allows servicemembers who are selected for the program to be discharged from their component and enlisted in the Army. Applicants must apply for the program while on active duty and must have at least 12 months remaining on their enlistment contract, according to the Warrant Officer Recruiting Web site.

Positions are open in all 45 specialties for qualified servicemembers. Plus, other Department of Defense job specialties are being added daily, according to the Web site.

For more information and all required documents, see, or call DSN 312-536-0328, 312- 536-0466, 312-536-0271, 312-536-1860, 312-536-0458 or 312-536-0484.

AFN to air inauguration

Several AFN-Europe television shows will be postponed one week to make room for the live broadcast of the presidential inauguration and accompanying programs Jan. 20.

The inauguration will begin at 1 p.m. Central European Time on the AFN-News television channel and at 3 p.m. on AFN-Atlantic.

To make space in the schedule for the swearing-in ceremony at 6 p.m. and the following 1½-mile parade from Capitol Hill to the White House, “Destinations” and “The AFN Evening News” will be pre-empted along with several prime-time shows on AFN Atlantic.

AFN Power Network Radio will cover the inauguration highlights.

Sex crimes hearing resumes at Hanau

An Article 32 hearing for a 1st Armored Division soldier accused of sex crimes with a child resumed Wednesday in Hanau, Germany.

Spc. Jerry L. Lewin, 32, is charged with sodomizing and having carnal knowledge of a child younger than 12 years old, indecent acts with a female younger than 16, and being absent without leave from his unit, according to Maj. Michael Indovina, 1st AD public affairs officer.

Lewin is assigned to the 1st AD’s 1st Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, based in Büdingen. He was charged Sept. 10, and the Article 32 began Jan. 6, but was adjourned until Wednesday by request of Lewin’s defense attorney.

An Article 32 is similar to a civilian grand jury hearing. Unlike grand juries, which are closed, the Article 32 is an open hearing.

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