European briefs: Diving ban won’t apply to military vehicles
NAPLES, Italy — A Sunday driving ban in Naples for autos that do not meet "eco-friendly" standards will not affect U.S. and NATO military and civilians driving vehicles registered with Allied Forces Italy plates.
Certain cars are barred from downtown between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. under the city’s anti-smog plan.
While drivers with AFI plates are exempt from the ban, motorists should be prepared to present vehicle registration forms to local authorities. The ban also does not affect public transportation, including taxis and bus service.
New sergeant major for IMCOM-EuropeHEIDELBERG, Germany — Command Sgt. Maj. Tracey Anbiya became Installation Management Command-Europe’s new command sergeant major during a ceremony Thursday in Heidelberg, Germany.
Anbiya accepted the symbolic passing of the noncommissioned officer sword from Diane Devens, director of IMCOM–Europe. The 24-year veteran, who last served as the installation command sergeant major at Fort Belvoir, Va., replaced Command Sgt. Maj. John Gaines.
Anbiya, stationed previously in Heidelberg, also worked with Devens at Fort Belvoir.