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VMC leaders hold town hall  to address community concerns

☷VMC leaders hold town hall to address community concerns

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   VICENZA , Italy - - Vicenza Military Community leaders held a town hall Monday in the post theater on Caserma Ederle . Maj . Gen . Todd R . Wasmund , commanding general of U . S . Army Southern European Task Force , Africa , U . S . Army Garrison Italy Commander Matthew Gomlak and Command Sergeant Major Jonathan Dyon answered audience questions and listened to concerns from Soldiers , Families and civilian employees . Topics of concern included rising utility costs , employment opportunities for Families and other quality of life issues . Gomlak explai......ned that the USAG Italy exists to provide infrastructure support and services to the tenant units , activities , Soldiers , Department of Army Civilians , and sponsored family members numbering about 19 , 000 people between Veneto and Pisa . Directors from every garrison department were on hand to address specific concerns of the community members that attended the forum . The rising cost of utilities was one of the key issues addressed in the town hall . Gomlak told the audience that the garrison was already underway in implementing energy - and cost - saving measures , including lowering the thermostat in facilities . Dyon then offered how individuals and families can reduce their utility bills by limiting use of certain household appliances to off - peak hours , such as weekends and after 7 p . m . on weekdays . For more information on energy - saving efficiencies in Italy , go to https://www . army . mil/article/261824/energy_tips . Wasmund and Gomlak also addressed a question about employment opportunities for family members , which are limited to certain contract opportunities and on - base federal job vacancies due to the bilateral agreements that provide several tax - free exemptions for Army personnel in Italy . Wasmund said that he has personally raised the issue with Senior Department of State officials in Italy , who alongside Department of Defense leaders are in discussion with the Italian government . The garrison has several job vacancies , Gomlak said . Jobs in and U . S . Army Garrison Italy and units stationed in Italy can be found at www . usajobs . gov or https://home . army . mil/italy/index . php/about/Garrison/directorate - human - resources/work - force - development/employment - opportunities . Wasmund said it was important that he and other VMC leaders hold themselves accountable to the community they serve . "One of the most useful sources of constructive criticism comes from our community , " said Wasmund as he opened the town hall meeting . "We know there are a couple of things on your minds , and we are concerned about them , too . " U . S . Army Southern European Task Force , Africa executes and synchronizes Army activities in Africa on behalf of U . S . Army Europe and Africa , provides scalable crisis response in Africa and Europe alongside subordinate units , in addition to providing oversight of Army personnel in Italy .


24 November 2022 ( November 24 2022 )



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