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On the road

Members of the 7th Weather Squadron arrive on foot from Heidelberg. See page 7.

Taking aim

Wildlife park

Clinic treats families, Scouts, German Reservists to special weekend training event. See page 9.

Enjoy an afternoon in the woods with European wildlife at Wildpark near Hanau. See page

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Wiesbaden: Your home in Germany

April 11, 2013

Checkmate Hainerberg dominates Aukamm in inaugural chess competition Story and photos by Karl Weisel

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Sgt. 1st Class Phillip Horse and Sgt. Tao Johnson act in a skit to raise awareness about ways to prevent sexual harassment and assault during a stand-down event April 3.

A day to get SHARP

Wiesbaden stands down to raise awareness about preventing sexual harassment, assaults Story and photos by Wendy Brown

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When Staff Sgt. Nikita Wilson got the chance to become a Sexual Harassment and Assault Response and Prevention victim advocate last year, she was happy to accept. Her reasons stemmed from a harrowing night in 2008 when she was harassed, threatened and assaulted not once, but twice, and the downward spiral that experience started in her life. Wilson managed to find help and emerged from the ordeal ready to help others. She detailed her story before a crowd of roughly 1,200 people during training at the Wiesbaden Fitness Center April 3. “It is so important that we

get back to treating each other well, whether we are service members or civilians or family members,” Wilson told the standing-room-only crowd. “We all have to treat each other with dignity and respect. It does not matter what that woman wears. It does not matter how much she had to drink. It does not matter what that man’s sexual preference is. If he does not clearly give consent, or if she does not clearly give consent, that means hands off, period.” Wilson was one of several speakers to participate in U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden’s Ready and Resilient Training with SHARP focus, which kicked off with an early morning five-kilometer run. April is the U.S. Army’s Sexual As-

sault Awareness Month, and the event was one of several planned throughout the month to raise awareness about sexual assault in the military. Subject matter experts from the Judge Advocate General, CID, mental health and other agencies also spoke during the event and provided information. “Whether you’re a private or whether you’re a four-star general, we all have an area of influence,” Wilson said, “and we’re all leading someone, whether we know it or not.” The training also included a skit called “How SHARP are You?” that addressed rape myths, communication, bystander intervention and the importance of self-defense See Stand-down on page 3

There was a lot of goodnatured, trash talk by the principals of Aukamm and Hainerberg Elementary Schools in the weeks leading up to March 27. Aukamm Principal Debbie Parks and Hainerberg’s Penelope Miller-Smith were proud of their respective schools’ chess teams as the date of the Chess Tournament neared. But after scores of chess matches pitting some 35 players from the two schools, it was evident Hainerberg had the edge — claiming the top three spots. Winners were Hainerberg’s Sebastian Ortiz in first place, Jaden Bass second and Atreyu Allen third. “I’ve been humbled,” said Parks. “They smoked us — this must have been our building season.” Miller-Smith was exuberant, but gracious in her praise

for the competition. “We took ‘em down,” she said, adding that it was the first opportunity to get the two schools together to join in friendly competition. “We look forward to further opportunities — a chance to leverage our schools working together.” Hainerberg’s principal attributed the success of the school’s team to club sponsor Rabih Youness. “He brings outstanding passion for the game and sharing that passion with the kids.” “This is my hobby,” said Youness, who serves as a special education paraprofessional at the school. “I’m a member of the U.S. Chess Federation.” Youness thanked the school’s Parent Teacher Organization for supporting the tournament with the purchase of 24 chess boards. He also thanked the USO and Army and Air Force Exchange Service for donations of gift certificates and DvDs. See Chess on page 4

Jaden Bass (right) makes a move against Sebastian Ortiz in the championship game of the Hainerberg Chess Tournament March 27. Bass lost the match to claim second place overall, landing Ortiz in first.

Commentary Feedback:

What's the best thing about spring?

Brad Hagan Wiesbaden Sports and Fitness “Playing golf. Don’t take life too seriously — you’ll never get out alive.”

Monica Caro Wiesbaden military community “The beautiful view of being outside, and that you can go out.”

Kevin Ringgold Wiesbaden Sports and Fitness “The promise of being outside, and the warm weather.”

Spc. Julie Brinko 7th Civil Support Command “Warm weather, motorcycle riding, outdoor activity.”

Spc. Danielle Shanno 1st Military Intelligence Battalion “Normally the warm weather, but this year it hasn’t happened yet, still waiting.”

From the command

Ready and Resilient Commentary by Lt. Gen. Donald M. Campbell Jr.

Commander of U.S. Army Europe

The Army recently rolled out the Ready and Resilient Campaign, which is a collection of comprehensive and far-reaching programs designed to guide the Army’s efforts to build physical, emotional and psychological resilience in our Soldiers, families and civilians, and directly enhance personal and unit readiness. This campaign brings a number of Army programs and activities under one umbrella, aimed at preventing suicide, sexual harassment and sexual assault, bullying and hazing, substance abuse and domestic violence. This campaign will also serve to improve methods for commanders to understand high-risk behaviors and intervene early, something I expect all leaders to do. I encourage everyone to get familiar with the various services and programs available and to take advantage of them; at the end of the day being ready and resilient is all about leadership and personal

responsibility. As April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, I would like to take this opportunity to focus on Sexual Harassment/ Assault Response and Prevention. Sexual assault is a serious problem facing the Army Family; to combat this threat within our ranks U.S. Army Europe conducted a theater-wide Ready and Resilient Day focused on SHARP this month. I wanted this day to reinforce our Army’s commitment to eradicating sexual harassment and sexual assault through a comprehensive program that centers on awareness and prevention; training and education; victim advocacy; and response, reporting, accountability, and program assessment. As an Army that has grown as part of the profession of arms over the past 11 years of combat, leaders and their teams at every level know how to get the mission done while caring for our fellow Soldiers on the battlefield. Eliminating sexual harassment and assault from our ranks is no different; it is a mission that takes leadership and Soldiers who care about their buddies

Addressing your website navigation concerns Recent feedback submitted to the Public Affairs Office made us aware that while the garrison’s new site might look prettier, it is a challenge for some to navigate. Anyone who was been in the community one year ago may have gotten used to the old format; a hodgepodge of links and buttons scattered about the home page.

The new look is a departure from that and getting used to it may require a familiarization tour. Everything is still there somewhere. Take a few moments to get used to the navigation and layout, and click on the links to see what’s revealed. Note the “Community Guide” section, on the left-hand side, has a lot of links to services and resources

Herald Union published by The Herald Union, printed exclusively for members of the U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden, is an authorized, unofficial Army newspaper published under the provisions of AR 360-1. Contents are not necessarily the official views of, nor endorsed by, the U.S. government or the Department of Defense. The editorial content is the responsibility of the USAG Wiesbaden Public Affairs Office. No payment is made for contributions. Everything advertised in this publication shall be made available for sale, use or patronage without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, physical handicap, political affiliation or any other non-merit factor of the purchaser, user or patron. This is a biweekly newspaper published by AdvantiPro GmbH and printed by Oggersheimer Druckzentrum. Circulation is 6,000 copies. For display advertising rates call Sabine Vogl at civ (0631) 3033 5537, email; classified advertising rates call Isabell Smith at civ (0631) 3033 5531 or post at Editorial offices are in Building 1205 on Clay Kaserne. Address: USAG Wiesbaden, Herald Union, Unit 29623 Box 60, APO AE 09005-9623; Telephone: mil 337-7405; civ (0611) 705-7405; Email:; Home page:

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to accomplish this objective. I expect leaders to stay engaged by getting to know their Soldiers individually and visiting the barracks frequently, so they may find solutions rather than simply reacting to indiscipline. I also expect leaders at every level to establish a command climate of trust and accountability; reinforce that command climate with continuous education and training; continue to conduct assessments using tools available in order for sexual harassment, sexual assault prevention and response efforts to be successful. This issue falls in line with one of my imperatives: discipline and standards. Discipline matters — how a Soldier looks and acts in a garrison environment directly translates to their performance in combat. I hold leaders responsible for instilling the essence of our Army Values and Warrior Ethos into their Soldiers so they are not just words on a card, but rather a way of life. We must be disciplined and adhere to our Army Values if we are to be the nations’ trusted ambassadors to the American public as well as our host nations here in Europe. Strong Soldiers, Strong Teams.

that are organized in particular categories. For example, the “Newcomers” link is oriented to someone who may be new to the community and encompasses services to address needs such as information about schools, child care, household goods, public transportation, claims and driving directions. The “Services” link

comprises the lion’s share of services and resources offered in the community Also, on the righthand side is a collection of calendars; major events, schools, FMWR and Things to Do. Click the “Now Showing” or “Useful Links” cells to reveal more navigation options. If you don’t find what you’re looking for let us know.

Command and newspaper staff USAG Wiesbaden Commander..................Col. David H. Carstens USAG Wiesbaden Command Sergeant Major .......................................Command Sgt. Maj. Sa’eed A. Mustafa Public Affairs Officer.......................................Anemone Rueger Editor....................................................Karl Weisel (mil 337-7405) Associate Editor................................Chrystal Smith (mil 337-1400) Reporter.............................................Wendy Brown (mil 337-5150)

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News and features News flash New Auto Skills Center

Wiesbaden’s new Auto Skills Center, located on the north side of Clay Kaserne (enter through the North Gate — on the other side of the airfield) holds its grand opening May 7 at 11:30 a.m. The open house will feature free food and beverages.

Private Organization Briefing

U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden holds a Private Organization Briefing at the Wiesbaden Entertainment Center April 15 from 9 a.m. to noon. Learn what constitutes a private organization, the process of becoming one and understand the roles of those involved. Call mil 335-5466 or civ (0611) 408-0466 for more information.

Tax filing deadline

April 15 is the deadline to file taxes and submit any amounts owed. If you don’t owe any taxes you have an automatic extension of until June 17 as an overseas filer. Head to the Wiesbaden Tax Center, located at the Tony Bass Fitness Center, for free assistance. They’ll be open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. April 1-15 (9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on training holidays). (Courtesy of the Tax Center)

Transformation updates

One lane of traffic will be closed along Saturnstrasse in Crestview Housing between Buildings 20-22 to support construction in the area. The road will remain open, but will be limited to one lane. Starting April 15 the parking lot behind the Clay Kaserne Shoppette will be closed to support construction of the Consolidated Intelligence Center. Click on the Transformation Update link on the garrison’s home page at www.wiesbaden. under the Useful Links button for more information.

Sequester FAQs

Looking for factual information (not rumors) about the impacts of sequestration in the Installation Management Command-Europe? Visit IMCOM-E’s online “Sequester Frequently Asked Questions” page webs/sites/faq/index.html. It is being updated regularly as information becomes available.

Earth Day Photo Contest

Wiesbaden community members are surrounded by a wide array of native plants, animals and picturesque nature settings. The Directorate of Public Works’ Environmental Division once again invites community members to submit their nature-themed photos (up to three each) in this year’s Earth Day Photo Contest. Photos must have been taken in 2013 and deadline to enter the competition is April 15. Winners will receive Exchange gift certificates and winning entries will be featured in the Herald Union and on the garrison’s Flickr page. Submit photographs to with Earth Day Photo Contest in the subject line.

Give to AER

The U.S. Army invites Soldiers to help their own in the annual Army Emergency Relief campaign which runs through May 15. See your unit AER project officer to donate. Call mil 337-7887 for details.

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Continued from page 1 techniques. In another skit, a man plied a woman with alcohol, took her home and raped her. Another skit addressed the all-too-common role of alcohol in sexual assaults by showing a party scene and asking audience members, “Is this your barracks on the weekend?” Col. David Carstens, U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden commander, noted that while overseeing the garrison’s Sexual Assault Review Board, he has learned that no one is completely safe from sexual assault — even people who do not drink. “If you’re a male Soldier, and you’re sitting out there saying, ‘This does not apply to me,’ you’re wrong,” Carstens said. “If you are a civilian, and you’re sitting out there going, ‘This does not apply to me in this community,’ you’re wrong. If you’re sitting out here and you’re going, ‘Well, I only date local nationals. Clearly this cannot happen to me,’ you’re wrong. If you say, ‘Well, I don’t drink, so clearly I can’t be put in this situation. This cannot happen to me in this community,’ you’re wrong.” Carstens said it would be nice if he could identify a certain subset of the community, such as young Soldiers in the barracks, to which sexual assault only happens, but he cannot. “There is no commonality,” he said. “There is no thread that I can say, ‘OK, a third of you can leave because this does not apply.’” People can act and not put themselves in situations highlighted during the skits, Carstens said. People can also tell others not to put themselves in those situations. The event’s keynote speaker was Allyson Cardoni, who has held positions including former clini-

cal medical coordinator Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner program at the Tripler Army Medical Center in Hawaii, forensic nurse, professor of forensic science and nurse Staff Sgt. Nikita Wilson, Sexual Harassment and Asp r a c t i t i o - sault Program victim advocate, tells of her ordeal ner. She has with sexual assault and how she struggled psychoconducted logically to recover. more than commander of the 5th Signal Com1,000 sexual assault exams. mand, said he watched the faces of Cardoni, who outlined the those around him during the training process through which victims of and noted the appalled looks. In sexual assault can go after reporting almost every great challenge the naan assault, also outlined a case she tion has faced, people have looked worked on three years ago involv- to the military to help fix it, so if ing a 19-year-old Soldier who was the military cannot fix the problem a victim of sexual assault. She did of sexual assault, Crawford asked not mention any names. the audience, “Who will? What’s Although the Soldier could not going to be required is leadership, initially remember what had hap- just plain and simple, good old-fashpened to her, it became apparent ioned leadership. What’s going to after tests that a couple had given be required is that we step forward, her a sedative in a non-alcoholic whether you are the lowest ranking drink at a barbecue and had sexually private or the chairman of the Joint assaulted her, Cardoni said. Chiefs of Staff or a member of our The couple was eventually most senior leadership.” The garrison has a 24-hour convicted on charges related to the rape and the Soldier moved back to sexual assault hotline, and people the mainland, received help and is can call (0162) 2966741 to redoing well, Cardoni said. Her story port a sexual assault or to talk to highlighted the importance of keep- someone about a sexual assault. ing restricted reports restricted, and People can also contact the Milinot sharing information with CID or tary Police at mil 114 or civ (0611) a Soldier’s command, for example, 705-5096. Contact the Behavioral unless and until the victim agrees. Health Clinic at mil 337-7991 or Brig. Gen. Bruce Crawford, civ (0611) 705-7991.

With the scheduled closure of the military installations in Heidelberg, the Office of the District Superintendent located at Patrick Henry Village and all three schools in Heidelberg will close at the end of June. Responsibility for the management of the eight Wiesbaden and Stuttgart schools, which have operated under the authority of the Superintendent, Heidelberg District, will be transferred to the Superintendents of the Kaiserslautern and Bavaria Districts. The four Wiesbaden schools — Aukamm and Hainerberg

Elementary Schools, Wiesbaden Middle School and Wiesbaden High School will report to the Kaiserslautern District Superintendent, Dr. Dell McMullen. The four Stuttgart schools — Boeblingen and Robinson Barracks Elementary/Middle Schools, Patch Elementary School and Patch High School will transfer to the Bavaria District, led by Dr. Elizabeth Dunham. During the 1994-1995 school year, DoDDS-Europe operated 155 schools in nine countries. At the end of the current school there will be 76 schools on the rolls.

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“Dr. McMullen and Dr. Dunham are both seasoned educational leaders,” said Dr. Nancy Bresell, DoDDS-Europe director. “I am confident they will continue the excellent support to the schools and communities provided by Steven Sanchez, Heidelberg District superintendent.” “Much of the preparation for this restructure has been accomplished and I am confident that this transition of oversight authority will be seamless to our communities and schools,” Bresell added. (Courtesy of the DoDDS-Europe Public Affairs Office)

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News and features From the blotter

Compiled by the U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Directorate of Emergency Services

March 21 Failure to obey regulation — A civilian employee is being charged with failure re-register a POV and civilian misconduct. Larceny of private property — A family member is being charged with larceny of private property and civilian misconduct.

March 22 Larceny of private property — A family member is being charged with larceny of private property and civilian misconduct. Traffic accident — A Soldier is being charged with a traffic accident: Improper backing. Assault — A civilian employee is being charged with aggravated assault. Assault — An Airman is being charged with assault consummated by a battery and domestic violence.

March 24 Traffic accident — A Soldier is being charged with a traffic accident: Failure to maintain control.

March 25 Assault — A civilian is being charged with assault on a child under the age of 16 and civilian misconduct. Traffic accident — A Soldier is being charged with a traffic accident: Improper turning and operating a vehicle on a roadway without a license.

March 26 Traffic accident — A noncommissioned officer is being charged with a traffic accident: Improper lane change.

March 27 Traffic accident — A civilian employee is being charged with a traffic accident: Failure to judge proper distance. Failure to obey regulation — A civilian employee is being charged with failure to re-register a privately owned vehicle and civilian misconduct. Traffic accident — An officer is being charged with a traffic accident: Failure to judge proper clearance and damage to government property.

March 28 Tax evasion — An officer is being charged with tax evasion, failure to obey an order or regulation and unlawful importation of prohibited items through Army Post Office. Tax evasion — A family member is being charged with tax evasion, unlawful importation of prohibited items through the APO and civilian misconduct.

March 29 Failure to obey regulation — An NCO is being charged with failure to obey an order or regulation: failure to re-register a POV.

April 1 Traffic accident — Two Soldiers are being charged with a traffic accident: Failure to maintain control, damage to government property, failure to obey an order or regulation and making a false official statement.

April 2 Drunken driving — An NCO is being charged with drunken driving and a traffic accident: Fleeing the scene of a traffic accident and failure to maintain control.

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IMCOM links Soldiers to new careers Let’s face it, major life transitions are never easy. But taking off the Army Combat Uniform and looking for a civilian career is particularly challenging. In an effort to help transitioning Soldiers, the U.S. Army Installation Management Command established a new headquarters team with a focus on bringing departing Soldiers and prospective employers together. The G3 Integration/Synchronization Team, established in December 2012, operates under the IMCOM Headquarters G3 Operations Directorate and serves as a liaison between potential employers and the transition service managers who directly help Soldiers at installations around the world as part of the Army Career and Alumni Program. “The G3 I/ST is the conduit for all employers who have jobs available for hiring Soldiers,” said Mitchell Lee, IMCOM G3 transition coordinator. “They coordinate the flow of information and communication to Soldiers through the existing transition programs at the garrisons.” The team is developing a single centralized database that identifies companies with jobs available. “Our team will bring together corporate America and our finest Soldiers as they move from military to civilian life,” said Lee. “I anticipate a 20 percent increase in effectiveness this year with connecting Soldiers to jobs.” Currently the U.S. Army projects nearly 106,000 Soldiers will be leaving the Army in the next five years. The goal of the program is to help Soldiers leaving the Army to transfer to meaningful, lifelong careers and professions. “We want to enhance the success of the transition program for Soldiers and families as the Army starts to draw down during the next five years,” said Lee. “A

key component of this will be building a foundation for a long-term, value-added relationship between the civilian business community and IMCOM.” Another benefit of the program will be the reduction in unemployment compensation payments. During the past two fiscal years, the U.S. Army paid unemployment compensation of $515 million in fiscal 2011 and $502 million in fiscal 2012. “We want to make a difference in reducing unemployment compensation payments in fiscal year 2013,” said Lee. “Our team has been challenged to reach out to everyone to innovatively discover ways to successfully lower unemployment costs.” Recently, IMCOM published a standard operating procedure document and requested information about existing processes at Army installations in an effort to standardize efforts across all the installations. The requested information will be used to begin analysis to see where the Army can better facilitate transitional Soldiers. Meanwhile, a transition outreach office was created by the Adjutant General Director, Army Human Resources Command, Deputy Chief of Staff G-1 to support the Veteran Opportunity to Work Act of 2011. The office is a one-stop shop designed to provide outreach fusion for transitional Soldiers. Finally, the U.S. Army will use a centralized Department of Defense database to allow transitional Soldiers to load a resume once and then search for any job available in any state. “This broadens the transitional Soldier’s awareness of future job opportunities and dramatically increases their potential for success,” said Lee. If you are looking to hire veterans contact the G3 I/ST in the United States at (210) 466-0123. (U.S. Army Installation Management Command)

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Continued from page 1 “They (the competitors from both schools) did an excellent job in following the rules,” said Youness, adding that fair play was the order of the day. “It was really a quality competition.” Ortiz, the overall champ, said he has been playing chess for about six to seven months. “I’m kind of new.” His secret to success? “There’s a special tactic that I use called the four-move checkmate. Then I use other tactics depending upon whom I’m playing.” He credited his father, Orlando, who was unable to attend the competition due to an assignment in the United States, with having inspired his chess tactics. Why does he like chess? “It gives me an opportunity to expand my brain. It’s fun — even if I don’t win, I always have fun.” Bass, who made it to the final round, said the tournament was difficult at times. “My opening move was always to move my knights,” Bass said,

to use each piece and many different tactics you can use,” Allen added, explaining his love for the game, which he plays on a daily basis. “Chess is the gymnasium of the brain,” said the Hainerberg team coach. “It teaches Atreyu Allen (from left), Sebastian Ortiz you math and helps and Jaden Bass celebrate taking third, with concentration.” first and second places respectively in the Invented more than Hainerberg Chess Tournament March 27. 2,000 years ago in In the background is Hainerberg Chess India, the worldwide Club sponsor Rabih Youness. popularity of chess adding that his goal was to take as attests to its status as a many pieces from his opponent as contributor to intellectual prowess, possible. Youness said. “Studies show that “I like that chess helps us in one’s IQ and test scores go up for problem solving — and it’s fun,” those who play chess.” he said. It is also a game that is enjoyed The tournament’s third-place and appreciated by all ages, genders finisher, Allen, said the competition and ethnic backgrounds, he said. was sometimes difficult “because of And although it may be back to all the attention. But when you focus the drawing board for the students it was like any other chess game. of Aukamm Elementary School — “I like that there are many ways there’s always next school year.

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News and features USAREUR leaders answer questions about Meet the press: transformation, training and partnerships increased aviation presence U.S. Army Garrison in Wiesbaden, Wiesbaden Public Affairs Campbell said, Office “We take very Training, transforseriously the mation and engaged problems of partnerships were noise. … I can among the topics adassure you that dressed during a media we’ll do our very roundtable with U.S. best to follow all Army Europe leaders regulations and at Wiesbaden’s Strong guidance.” Teams Cafe March 25. USAREUR’s Lt. Gen. Donald M. leaders praised Campbell Jr., USAthe reception REUR commander, and received by USAREUR Command Soldiers and Sgt. Maj. David S. Davfamilies from enport Sr. fielded a the host nation host of questions from c o m m u n i t y. local U.S. and host “The reception nation media about evof our German erything from the imhosts has been pact of sequestration on wonderful,” transformation to con- Lt. Gen. Donald M. Campbell Jr., USAREUR commander, and USAREUR Command Sgt. Maj. David S. Dav- said Campbell. cerns about flight noise enport Sr. field questions from media representatives during a press roundtable March 25 at the Strong “The relationaround Wiesbaden’s Teams Cafe on Clay Kaserne. ship continClay Kaserne. ues to be very strong. … I see With the drawdown deploy rapidly, be culturally Our relationship continues to Addressing questions about the relationship getting even of forces in Afghanistan and aware, how to apply proper be strong. It’s a tremendous concerns by local citizens stronger.” continued efforts to streamline levels of force … and most partnership here.” about flight noise due to an the presence of U.S. military in importantly we’ve learned Europe — reducing the force how to lead and train in some structure to 30,000 Soldiers very diverse and difficult terin USAREUR by 2015 and rain and conditions,” he said. seven enduring communities Communication, leader— Campbell said the focus ship and transparency are the for USAREUR will be to tools USAREUR leaders are take care of Soldiers and their using to navigate the impact families and to continue to of budget issues brought on by work with European partners sequestration, USAREUR’s to adequately train for any commander said. “We’ve future contingencies. had to look at training and a “I believe there’s a tremen- number of programs. We’ve dous amount of collaboration had to prioritize how we use within the armies here in our money … we’ll continue Europe. The cooperation is as to live up to our obligations. good as at any time I’ve been in “We all have to look for Europe,” said Campbell, who more creative ways to do that,” served with the 8th Infantry he said, adding that taking care Division in Bad Kreuznach, of Soldiers and their families and the 4th Battalion, 69th Ar- and meeting the high standards mor, in Mainz in the 1980s, and demanded while training will with the Supreme Headquar- continue to be met. “Everyters Allied Powers Europe in body has to play a part to make Mons, Belgium, in the 1990s. sure we can continue to train Cooperative efforts during and take care of our Soldiers the wars in Iraq and Afghani- and their families.” stan have played a vital role USAREUR’s senior nonin enhancing partnerships, commissioned officer talked Campbell said, adding, “We about leadership development are learning as much from our and partnership among allies allies as I would like to think throughout Europe — “esthey are from us. pecially among our Soldiers “We’ve learned how to serving together in combat. Story and photo by Karl Weisel ............................................................................April 11, 2013

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Women ‘STEM’ulate celebration

Women’s History Month event honors historic women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields while imploring support for aspiring female professionals By Chrystal Smith

U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Public Affairs Office

Women who sought to answer questions of why, how, and where were the inspiration for the day at the Women’s History Month event March 29 in Wiesbaden’s Tony Bass Fitness Center. Rachel Carson, Sophie Germain and Maria Mitchell were three women topping the list of local educator Dr. Susan Hargis who delivered the keynote speech for the event which had the theme, “Women Inspiring Innovation through Imagination: Celebrating Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.” Carol Richardson sings Brief glimpses at the lives “Hero” during the Wiesof the environmentalist, mathbaden military communiematician and astronomer ty’s Women’s History Month showed many in attendance Photos by Karl Weisel observance March 29 at the the world has been impacted Cheryl Powell, Sgt. Berlyn De Vera, Spc. Britney Reed and Sgt. Dana Jackson portray ex- Tony Bass Fitness Center. by women who persevered and traordinary science, technology, engineering and mathematics professionals during the The event was hosted by succeeded in STEM fields. Women’s History Month observance in Wiesbaden March 29. the 2nd Signal Brigade in Hargis touched briefly upon conjunction with community ognized for her work in astronomy. “The responsibility of our daughters’ the history and paths each woman journeyed to reach their point On her quest, she discovered a new futures falls to us — teachers, coaches, Equal Opportunity advisers. Learn more about some of the comet over the North Star that won her counselors, principals, friends, volunin history. Carson sought to know why birds acclaim from the King of Denmark. teers and leaders. We must work in daily women honored during the event at were dying in a friend’s private sanctu- This praise garnered a certain degree partnerships to stimulate support, and ary. She discovered that it was a result of celebrity and notoriety as the first sustain our girls’ interests in STEM.” php. Patricia Bath, Helen of pesticides that were also killing female professional astronomer. She other natural resources and people. went on to become the first faculty Greiner, Jill Pipher and When she published the answer to the member of the astronomy department Flossie Wong-Staal were also mystery, she became the protagonist at Vassar College — a school founded honored in a skit that opened the event. According to the in an environmental movement and an “The responsibility of our daughters’ National Women’s History Project website, these antagonist to big futures falls to us ... We must work were several among other business, chemical in daily partnerships to stimulate women of the honorees companies and govsupport, and sustain our girls’ regarded as “extraordinary ernments. interests in STEM.” visionaries and role models Germain, like in the STEM fields.” most teens, rebelled All of the women honored against her parents’ and social preju- as an equal to Harvard and Yale to dices of the era to become a leader in offer women the same quality educa- impacted the world through their success in their respecthe field of mathematics. Her pursuit tion as men. Because their histories were a lot tive fields. But without ento know how mathematics could be so captivating took her on a journey about the struggle to be considered couragement and possibility where she had to work under a male equal with their male counterparts, one would be left to wonder pseudonym to have her works reviewed Hargis stressed that encouragement how different life would be. and validated by accomplished names and support is necessary for girls in“The bottom line is this: in mathematics. Her perseverance terested in such fields. Girls are interested in mak“STEM support should follow a girl ing a difference in the world, led to her being credited for work in from the nursery to her eventual choice but they need more support elasticity and numbers theory. Mitchell, encouraged by her fa- of a career,” she said recommending and opportunities in order Dr. Susan Hargis speaks about noted women ther at a young age, met obstacles of that support start at home and carry to excel in STEM fields,” STEM professionals during the Wiesbaden inequality on her way to being rec- over into school and the workplace. Hargis said. History Month observance.

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Airmen travel by foot to new home Clay Kaserne welcomes Air Force unit, the 7th Weather Squadron, as new tenant Story and photos by Karl Weisel

U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Public Affairs Office

Whether in the air or on the ground, the U.S. Air Force simply does it differently. At least that’s what members of the 7th Weather Squadron Headquarters demonstrated March 28 as they made the trek from Heidelberg to their new job site in Wiesbaden — taking turns running the 56 miles to the entrance of Clay Kaserne. “We moved these colors on foot from Heidelberg to Wiesbaden,” said Lt. Col. Mark Coggins, 7th Weather Squadron commander, during a welcoming ceremony in a Clay Kaserne hangar March 29. “Fifty-six miles — that is an impressive accomplishment.” The project kicked off with an Ultimate Frisbee game on the parade field at Heidelberg’s Campbell Barracks March 27, followed by a retiring of the squadron colors that evening and placement of the guidon in a rucksack. The next day Headquarters element staff members set off on the relay run to Wiesbaden. After the completion of the run, which took about 11 hours and wrapped up around 7 p.m.,

Maj. Troy Alexander, Detachment 1 commander, praised the accomplishments of the detachment — pointing out that deployments have been a regular feature for individual unit members — “a long time away from home … but you’ve done it with pride and dignity.” He also acknowledged that the weather squadron Airmen have continued to excel while supporting the new aviation elements Members of the 7th Weather Squadron’s Headquarters march onto the airfield of Clay Kaserne that have arrived to serve on Wiesbaden’s March 29 after running from Heidelberg. Clay Kaserne airfield. unit members returned to Clay Kaserne’s Main Gate the following day to replace the colors on the guidon staff and march across the installation to Hangar 1035 where members of the U.S. European Command, U.S. Army Europe and U.S. Air Force Europe celebrated the unit’s arrival. Referring to the many You shop and streamers marking the accomwe will keep your plishments of the 7th Weather Squadron since World War II kids amused at and up until the present day, our child care facility Coggins said they represent ”Knirps-Garten”. the “quiet heroes” who are on duty around the world today. “The 7th Weather Squadron Fri 15:00 – 19:00 has been a steadfast supporter Sat 11:00 – 18:00 of the U.S. military in Europe.” 2 hr FREE! During the welcoming ceremony, participants also bid farewell to the 7th Weather Squadron’s Detachment 1 which inactivated with casing of the detachment’s colors.

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Know before you go What one needs to tell military Primary Care Teams after a visit to a host nation hospital or clinic nation hospital for an emergency should notify their With very few exceptions, a patient liaison as medical emergency or an after-hour’s soon as possible urgent medical need for military after admission, members and their families assigned or have a family to Europe will require a visit to a host member or friend nation hospital for care. make the notificaFollowing any health care that is tion if they are inreceived at a host nation hospital or capacitated. The clinic, it important to make contact patient liaison will with or visit your military treatment ensure that the facility primary care manager to in- military treatment form them that you’ve been seen in facility is notified the community. Timely communica- about the admistion with your PCM is important to sion. ensure the care you received in the If you are seen for care, but not adcommunity can be coordinated with mitted, you should call your primary your ongoing treatment plan and care manager at the MTF to inform documented in your medical records. your PCM that you were seen by a Service members and their fami- host nation provider. Informing your lies who need to be admitted to a host PCM team is important for several By Ed Drohan

Europe Regional Medical Command Public Affairs Office

reasons. “Urgent and emergency visits often require follow up care to ensure all medical needs have been addressed, any ongoing care is continued, and any treatment rendered can be safely incorporated into your overall plan for health. Without patients taking an active role in their care, medical records from host nation facilities may take several weeks to be received and translated before they are available to their PCM,” said Col. Lance Raney, Europe Regional Medical Command

chief of clinical operations. “Our patient liaisons do a great job of proactively identifying patients admitted to hospitals, but when service members and their family members are not admitted, we may not know about their care until we receive the record for translation.” Contact information for your clinic, is available at http://ermc. For more information on patient liaisons, go to mil/Patient_Liaison_PDF_file.pdf. In order to ensure health care safety, health care must be a coordinated effort between you, your PCM team and any care received outside of your enrolled clinic. Play an active role in your journey to wellness. Team with your PCM to optimize your health and the readiness of the Army.

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Soldiers conduct community information campaign Story and photo by Wendy Brown

U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Public Affairs Office

At the start of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Wiesbaden commissary and post exchange shoppers met up with teams of noncommissioned officers dedicated to informing people about sexual assault. “It is a problem in the military, and we just want to let Soldiers and civilians in the community know we have resources available if they become a victim or if they know someone who has been a victim of the crime,” said Sgt. 1st Class Kevin White, who was one of four NCOs at the commissary April 1. White, along with Staff Sgt. Oyinlola White, Staff Sgt. Nikita Wilson and Sgt. 1st Class Aquariaus Boast, handed out bags containing a coupon holder, an informational brochure and a card containing relevant phone numbers for victims of sexual assault and available assistance.

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This was the first time the Army had held the event, White said, but there are plans to make it an annual event every year during Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Ann Tatman-Tyree, a shopper at the commissary who received an informational bag, said she was glad to see the Soldiers raising awareness about the issue. “It’s good that they get information out there so people know what it is and how it can be prevented,” she said. Carrot Robinson, also a shopper who received a bag, said she appreciates what the Soldiers are doing and believes Staff Sgt. Oyinlola White hands Carrot Robinson a bag containing a coupon holder and they will be successful in rais- information about preventing sexual harrassment and assault at the Wiesbaden Coming awareness about the issue. missary April 1. Staff Sgt. Nikita Wilson and Sgt. 1st Class Aquariaus Boast stand by. “I think it’s great because April 10, and observe Denim (0162) 296 6741 to report a when I walked in, it seemed and stopping it, White said. Day — a nationally dedicated sexual assault or to talk to For example, the garrison as though they were confident day toward raising awareness someone about a sexual assault, held a Sexual Assault Awareabout giving information to ness Month run and Sexual Ha- about sexual assault by wearing White said. me,” she said. “We want to make people The garrison is holding rassment and Assault Response denim — April 19. The garrison has also started aware that they have someone events throughout the month and Prevention training April 3, of April in hopes of increasing White said. The garrison will a 24-hour sexual assault hot- out there for them at all times,” knowledge about the problem also hold a gaming competition line, and people can call civ White said.

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Sgt. Randy McDonald of the Wiesbaden Health Clinic assists Wiesbaden Venture Scout Jon Roddy with loading an M-249 Squad Automatic Weapon in the Engagement Skills Trainer at the Wiesbaden Training Support Center March 23.

Scouts take aim and sharpen first aid skills By Jill Jolly and Karl Weisel U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Public Affairs Office

Scouts, family members and German Army Reservists teamed up with members of the Wiesbaden Health Clinic for a day of learning and fun March 23. Hosted by volunteers from the clinic and Wiesbaden’s Training Support Center, the children and adults had an opportunity to fire weapons in the Engagement Skills Trainer, enhance their first aid skills and share a day of German-American friendship. The day started off with some target practice in the Training Support Center’s EST simulator where individuals had a chance to hone their targeting skills with various weapons. The TSC’s William Treadway, and U.S. and German Soldiers were on hand to provide encouragement and tips for firing at moving targets. First aid training was next on the agenda followed by a “mock car accident” where participants, including several members of Wiesbaden’s Venture Scout Crew 107, a coed group for ages 14-20, had a chance to test

their ability to render aid in an emergency situation. Sam Kalis, a participant, said he hoped to gain confidence so if he did come across such an accident in real life he would “know what to do.” During the mock accident staged at the Viper Pit on Clay Kaserne, the participants were surrounded by loud noises, darkness, smoke, fake blood and shouting. Upon entering the scene they began to administer first aid to the victims. “I think everyone should know this. If there is an emergency in the future, I will know what to do,” said participant Sophie Parker. Photo by Jill Jolly “I think it’s important for everybody to learn,” said the health Sophie Parker and Sam Kalis, members of Venture Crew 107, give first aid to clinic’s Sgt. Randy McDonald, a victim of a mock car accident. The accident was part of a training event held one of the instructors. “When on March 23. they are exposed to traumatic the future — training and partnership Tuesday of the month. Unit training events they need to know how representatives can call mil 337-6637 with host nation military members. to respond.” He added that the Viper Pit now or email for Staff Sgt. John Lacroix, Viper Pit manager, said he would like to see more offers Consolidated Combat Lifesaver more information. (Jill Jolly is a volsuch opportunities for Army families in training for units on the first and third unteer with the Public Affairs Office) ........................................................................... April 11, 2013

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Photo by Wendy Brown

Children dash to gather as many eggs as possible during a community Easter egg hunt at the Hainerberg Chapel March 30.

Hunting hopefuls collect Easter’s bounty Community volunteer efforts highly praised for event that hosted 600 By Jill Jolly

Special to the Herald Union

Families filled the Photo by Jill Jolly Hainerberg Chapel SatA toddler prepares to sit for a photo with the Easter Bunny at the egg urday, March 30, for hunt event March 30. The USO sponsored the photo session. the community Easter egg hunt. to get out this weekend and was a needed thing for the Organizers were only have fun. To let them know kids to play and have fun,” expecting about 250 people, we are here,” Cline said. said Sonia James, his mother. said U.S. Army Garrison WiMelissa Smith, who said With the large turnout, the Photo by Jill Jolly esbaden Chaplain (Lt. Col.) it was exciting to see such organizers were grateful for Youths take time to make crafts at the community Harold Cline, but more than a large turnout for the hunt, the volunteers who helped. Easter egg hunt. 600 people attended. coordinated the event. She Members of the Order of the Smith. (Jill Jolly is a colThe event included an started off the event with a Eastern Star, USO and other with all of the activities. The USO provided free lege student volunteering egg hunt with 1,000 eggs, speech about Easter hope. community organizations snacks, crafts and pictures Logan James, a partici- helped with the event. The pictures with the Easter with the U.S. Army Garrison with the Easter Bunny. “Our pant, said he enjoyed the volunteers made cupcakes, Bunny. “A special thanks Wiesbaden Public Affairs goal was to have an event cupcakes the most. “This hid the eggs and helped to all who helped,” said Office.)

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Photos by Karl Weisel

Get some ‘Sugar’ Don’t miss the chance to enjoy the Wiesbaden Amelia Earhart Playhouse’s latest production — “Sugar” — a musical comedy version of the hit movie, “Some Like It Hot,” starring Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon and Marilyn Monroe. Performances are April 12 and 13 at 7 p.m. and April 14 at 2 p.m. Call the playhouse at civ (0611) 816-2473 for reservations. .......................................................................... April 11, 2013

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1-214th Aviation completes mission supporting president’s Israel visit Wiesbaden Soldier gets rare chance to reenlist next to Air Force One By Wendy Brown

U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Public Affairs Office

All Soldiers who reenlist in the U.S. Army vow to obey the orders of the president of the United States, but not many do it feet from the presidential seal on Air Force One. Spc. Kurt Sanson, a Black Hawk mechanic with the 1st Battalion, 214th Aviation Regiment in Wiesbaden, did exactly that March 20. “It was an awesome experience. It was definitely something I wasn’t expecting,” he said. Sanson was able to have such a special reenlistment ceremony because the 1-214th Aviation Regiment of Wiesbaden deployed to Israel in support of President Barack Obama’s trip there March 20-22, said Lt. Col. Edwin Brouse, the regiment’s commander. Sanson had planned on reenlisting before the surprise mission, Brouse said, and it worked out that he was able to do it during the deployment. “It was a great mission and we received wonderful support from USAREUR and Ramstein Air Force Base,” Brouse said. “The teamwork was great, and everyone worked together to get us out and get us down there.” The regiment received word of the deployment March 8, and two days later personnel started sending the personnel to Tel Aviv for the mission and coordination with the U.S. Secret Service and the Presidential Marine Helicopter Squadron 1, Brouse said. Pilots, crew chiefs and mechanics prepared the eight UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters from the 12th Combat Aviation Brigade that had recently returned from Afghanistan and were on Ramstein Air Force Base, where personnel folded up the helicopters and put them in C-17 transport planes bound for Israel, Brouse said. The regiment provided helicopter support for Jay Carney,

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1-214th Aviation Regiment personnel pose for a picture with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Israel March 22. Photo top: 1-214th personnel unload a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter in Israel. Photo right: Spc. Kurt Sanson reenlists next to Air Force One. the president’s press secretary, other staff members and press personnel from major news outlets there to cover the events, Brouse said. During the three-day mission, pilots flew from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, from Jerusalem to Ramallah and from Jerusalem to Bethlehem and then back to

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Tel Aviv, Brouse said. Although one member of the regiment caught a photo of Obama on the airfield, no one in the regiment received a chance to meet him, Brouse said. On the last day, however, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu came and took pictures with members of the

regiment, Brouse said. Last year in February the regiment also completed a short-notice deployment to Montenegro on a humanitarian mission, Brouse said. Brouse, who took command of the regiment in July 2011, said he was glad to have had the opportunity to complete two

short-notice deployments so far during his command. Sanson, a native of California, has been in the Army for seven years and signed up for another three years. He was glad to have an extraordinary reenlistment experience as well as visit Israel for the first time. “It worked out pretty well,” he said.

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Community notes ... Community notes Special CYSS opening

The Clay Kaserne Child Development Center (Building 1502) has a special opening April 20 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Make a reservation at least four working days in advance. Contact Parent Central Services at civ (0611) 705-7928 for more information.

ODR highlights

The paintball field at the Rheinblick Recreation Complex holds a season opener May 4 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $25 per person (must be at least 16 years old). Paintballs are extra. Wiesbaden Outdoor Recreation also invites climbers to enjoy the rock climbing wall behind the Wiesbaden Fitness Center. Open climbing is Tuesday and Thursday from 5-7 p.m., bouldering the first Saturday of the month from 8-11 a.m. Call Outdoor Recreation at civ (0611) 705-5760 for details.

Kinderfest and Survivor Challenge

A Kinderfest and Survivor Challenge will be held April 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Wiesbaden Entertainment Center. The Survivor Challenge course will be set up in the Army Community Service cafeteria in Hainerberg Housing Building 7790. Call mil 335-5390 or 335-5254 for details.

Volunteers recognized

Congratulations to the American Red Cross’s Ryan Peralta, Boy Scout Troop 107 leader Carl TenBrink and Protestant Women of the Chapel’s Charlotte Frillmann and Evelyn Lurhuma — the U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden’s Volunteers of the Quarter. They were recognized at the March Community Information Briefing.

Wear denim to work day

The Wiesbaden Health Clinic encourages all community members to wear denim to work April 19 to raise awareness about the issue of sexual assault during Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

Furniture sale

The Mainz-Kastel Furniture and Sports Stores on MainzKastel Storage Station hold a spring sale April 12-14. The stores are located in Buildings 4002 and 4008.

Community yard sale

Aukamm Housing residents hold a yard sale throughout the community of Aukamm Housing, May 4.

Blood Drive May 16

The Wiesbaden Community Spouses Club and American Red Cross invite all eligible community members to give the

gift of life during a blood drive May 16 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Tony Bass Fitness Center on Wiesbaden’s Clay Kaserne. Sign up in advance at (click on “donate blood,” and then “Landstuhl” to make an appointment).

Cleanup May 13-17. Housing area cleanup will take place on May 15. The best building in each housing area will receive a building sign of recognition to be awarded on May 23.

MOPs get-together

Head to the Warrior Zone on Clay Kaserne to join Wiesbaden’s Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers. Upcoming events include a trip to Europa Park April 13, a trip to the Buchenwald concentration memorial April 20, taco night April 26 and a trip to Phantasialand April 27.

Join fellow mothers (from pregnancy to kindergarten) to share ideas at the Mothers of Preschoolers meetings the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month from 9-11 a.m. at the Clay Kaserne Chapel. Limited child care is available — so reserve a spot in advance. Email for more information.

‘American Girl’ social

Transition briefings

BOSS gets busy

An “American Girl” social for girls ages 6 and above will be held every third Saturday of the month at 10 a.m. at the Wiesbaden Library on Clay Kaserne (next one is April 20). Girls should bring their American Girl dolls with to the social. Activities will include the reading of an American Girl book, artwork, discussion of etiquette, tea and cookies. Make reservations (as space is limited) by calling the library at civ (0611) 705-1740 or Joyce Schloesser at civ (06128) 489 202.

The Wiesbaden Transition Center holds pre-separation briefings for honorably transitioning Soldiers (not retirees) no later than 90 days before transition date. Briefings are scheduled for April 11, May 9, June 13, July 11, Aug. 8, Sept.

12, Oct. 10, Nov. 14 and Dec. 12 from 9 a.m. to noon in Building 1023E on Clay Kaserne. Pre-retirement briefings for Soldiers and family members are conducted from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Building 1023E on April 17, July 17 and Oct. 16. Career Status Bonus and Redux Retirement briefings will be April 11, May 9, June 13, July 11, Aug. 8, Sept. 12, Oct. 10, Nov. 14 and Dec. 12. Call mil 337-6296 for more information.

April CIB cancelled

The Community Information Brief for April has been cancelled. The information for April will be made available at the community website at www.

ACAP new location

The Army Career and Alumni Program has relocated to Clay Kaserne Building 1023E, Room 9. Call mil 337-5709 for more information.


Spring Cleanup

The U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden, tenant units and agencies, will conduct Spring

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Lt. Gen. Donald M. Campbell Jr., U.S. Army Europe commander, and his wife Ann, read the Dr. Seuss book, “Fox in Socks,” to Hilda Jewell’s kindergarten class at Hainerberg Elementary School April 1. The Campbell’s read to support the Read Across America program in U.S. schools nationwide and around the globe.

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Schools page — Partners in education Schoolbits School registration

Wiesbaden Department of Defense Schools will hold registration for next school year in the Wiesbaden Middle School gym April 18 from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and April 19 from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. An outreach registration event will also be held in Heidelberg’s Patrick Henry Elementary School May 15 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and May 16 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. for Wiesbaden-bound families.

STEM Night

Hainerberg Elementary School invites parents and students to a special Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Night April 25 from 5-7 p.m. The event will feature various hands-on activities, subject matter experts and displays.

Take your child to work

Wiesbaden Middle School holds a “take your child to work day” April 25. Call the school for more information.

Free Praxis prep workshop

The Wiesbaden Education Center holds free Praxis prep workshops April 27 and May 11 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The free classes for ID cardholders are aimed at helping participants prepare for the Praxis exam. Register by contacting Brandy Schraeder at civ (0611) 705-5940 or by emailing

‘Tell Me A Story’

Join the Wiesbaden Parent-to-Parent team for an afternoon of reading, activities and candy April 28 from 3-5 p.m. at Hainerberg Elementary School. The “Tell Me A Story” family literacy event, sponsored by the Military Child Education Coalition, will feature the book, “Mercedes and the Chocolate Pilot,” the story of Gail Halverson, the U.S. pilot who dropped candy to the children of Berlin during the Berlin Airlift. This story is particularly relevant as Wiesbaden’s airfield played a crucial role in the effort to supply the city of Berlin during the Soviet blockade. The event will include guest reader, Maj. Gen. James C. Boozer Sr., U.S. Army Europe’s deputy commander. Every family that attends will receive a copy of the book. Make reservations by emailing ptop.wiesbaden@

Home School Fair

A Home School Fair will be held May 4 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Tony Bass Fitness Center on Wiesbaden’s Clay Kaserne. The event will be a celebration of the multifaceted home schooling community including fine and performing arts, language arts, science, technology, engineering, math and other topics. For more information email Mrs. Phipps at

Volunteers wanted

Parent chaperones are sought to help support the Wiesbaden Middle School MORP (that’s prom spelled backwards) Dance April 19 from 4-6 p.m. Contact Ms. Tyler at to get involved.

FAST classes

The Wiesbaden Education Center offers Functional Academic Skills Training classes for qualified Soldiers from April 15 to May 3. Classes will be held weekdays from 7:45-11:45 a.m. A pre-TABE test is required within two months of the start of the class and can be taken at the Education Center. The date set aside for the Pre-TABE for the April FAST class is April 12. The goal of the class is to prepare Soldiers for more advanced schooling, increase reenlistment options and enhance cognition. To be eligible to take a class soldiers must have a GT score below 110. Soldiers can call mil 337-5559, email or speak to a counselor at the center in Building 1023 (Room 120) on Clay Kaserne for more information.

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Children compose arts and crafts projects while taking part in a Military Child Education Coalition Tell Me A Story workshop in the Wiesbaden community last year.

MCEC: Fruit of a long-lasting partnership By Kathy Tone

Special to the Herald Union

April is the Month of the Military Child and there are numerous events in the community to reinforce the message to military children that they are celebrated and honored for the challenges that come with their unique lifestyle. One organization is devoted to this mission all year long — the Military Child Education Coalition. Like many great ideas, the inspiration for MCEC had a humble beginning. In 1996 a small group of concerned parents, educators and military members had a conversation around a kitchen table that would ultimately result in the creation of the Military Child Education Coalition. Sandy Schwartz, retired Lt. Gen. Pete Taylor, Linda Pelton, Vicki Higgins and Dr. Mary Keller discussed the challenges frequent transitions pose during a military child’s educational years. They asked themselves, “How could school systems, communities and military installations work together with families to ensure military

connected students could meet these challenges?” Retired Col. Paul Callen, Mary Jo Reimer and Patty Shinseki joined this ongoing search to answer the question and find a solution. In 1997 Dr. Charles Patterson, then the Killeen Independent School District superintendent, suggested a conference where those concerned could share information and ideas to support the military child. More than100 participants from across the nation attended and this working group inspired the idea for a permanent organization devoted to the needs of the military child. Then in August 1998 the MCEC non-profit charter was fulfilled in the state of Texas. Soon after, Sandy Schwartz and Dr. Mary Keller were named co-chairs, and the Military Child Education Coalition was officially born. Today MCEC is a worldwide, nonprofit organization which supports military children in all 50 states, Europe and the Far East. MCEC’s programs and initiatives are designed to address all issues that affect

military children — education, deployment and transitions. MCEC’s resources are available to anyone involved with military students — local and military communities, teachers, administrators, family support providers and children’s first teachers, their parents. At the core of MCEC’s philosophy is the recognition that service members’ children face a myriad of challenges which can complicate their school years, but the experience builds resilience and confidence that will last a lifetime. Some familiar MCEC programs in the local community are Parent to Parent, Student to Student, and Tell Me a Story. Parent to Parent offers free workshops available to anyone in the community. PtoP workshops on education cover many topics ranging from early literacy for infants all the way through getting your student into college. For more information on PtoP workshops, email ptop. For information on MCEC and its resources, visit www.

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Drunken driving puts lives at risk By Jessica Rawlings U.S. Army Public Health Command

Drunken driving kills. On average, someone dies as a result of drunken driving every 53 minutes, and someone is injured as a result of drunken driving every 90 seconds. According to the National Safety Council, at any given moment one in 50 drivers is not just impaired but legally intoxicated; this number jumps to one in 10 on the weekends. In 2012 there were nearly 300,000 incidents of drinking and driving each day. Drunken driving costs the United States an estimated $132 billion per year, and costs each adult in the U.S. almost $500 per year in increased taxes due to the higher demand for law enforcement. In an effort to draw attention to this national tragedy, the National Safety Council has designated April as “Alcohol

Awareness Prevention Month.” Alcohol is a depressant that slows down the brain and body. The first abilities that are altered are judgment and coordination. An impaired driver cannot recognize a dangerous situation and react quickly enough to avoid an accident. Unfortunately, because judgment is impaired, impaired drivers do

not often realize they have had too much. Heavy alcohol consumption is a problem nationally and in the military. The Institute of Medicine recently reported the use of alcohol has spiked since the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan began. Nearly half of activeduty military personnel report being binge drinkers. Binge

drinking is having five or more drinks on a single occasion at least once in the past 30 days; one drink is equal to 5 ounces of wine, 1.5 oz of 80-proof distilled spirits, or 12 ounces of regular beer. Unfortunately 20 percent of the population still admits to drinking and driving. Drunken driving can be prevented in these ways: Appoint a designated driver who sticks to non-alcoholic beverages. If a designated driver slips or cannot be decided on, call a taxi (and keep a taxi company telephone number in your cell phone). If you are throwing a party, offer non-alcoholic drinks, arrange for a cab for someone who has had too much to drink, and do not be afraid to take someone’s car keys. You may save someone’s life. Even if you have not been drinking, there are ways to protect yourself on the road

by knowing what to look for. According to law enforcement officials, there are several signs of drunken driving: wide turns, weaving, swerving, drifting, driving on the wrong side of the road, driving at a very slow rate, or stopping without reason are just a few. If you encounter someone on the road who you think is driving under the influence, keep a safe distance and call 911. For more information on alcohol and alcohol abuse or drunken driving, visit any of the following websites: ♦ Army Substance Abuse Program, mil/sso/pages/public/facts/ facts-training-packages.jsp; ♦ Mothers Against Drunk Driving, drunk-driving; ♦ U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, http://

Where: Lucius D. Clay Kaserne Location: Wiesbaden Fitness Center Date: April 20, 2013 Time: 10 Miler: Starts at 9:00AM 5K Run/Walk: Starts at 9:25AM Children’s Run: Starts at 9:40AM Registration Fee: Children 14 years and under are FREE $25 (pre-registration); $35 (after 5PM on April 12, 2013) Registration: Ends at 7AM on 20 April 2013

Run, Walk or Jog on over to Lucius D. Clay Kaserne for the 2013 Credit Union Freedom

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Wiesbaden Family and Morale, Welfare & Recreation. You can also call DSN: (314)335-5390 or CIV: 0611.705.5541. Or, visit to print a registration form! Sister Race of the Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten-Mile Run .......................................................................... April 11, 2013

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Children curious about the wild boars that have been visiting Aukamm Housing at night can see them up close at Wildpark “Alte Fasanerie” in Hanau’s Klein-Auheim.

Discover European wildlife at Hanau zoo Story and photos by Karl Weisel

U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Public Affairs Office


pringtime is a great time to visit the Wildpark “Alte Fasanerie” in Hanau’s Klein-Auheim. Home to a range of European wildlife, visitors will discover several young additions to the various “families” in the park including wild boar piglets, kids, fawns and other creatures large and small. Among the highlights are lynxes, Nordic wolves and European bison. A short ride down Autobahn 3 from Wiesbaden to Hanau, the park is set in a wooded area just south of Steinheim and across the river from Hanau. It was originally founded as a hunting preserve by Mainz Archbishop Lothar Franz von Schönborn in 1710 and today serves as a protected area for a wide variety of animals now or once native to the area. As feeding time approaches near one fenced-in area, wolves begin to drift in from among the trees. Nearby in another forested enclosure, lynxes pace over well-worn paths keeping a close watch over visitors near their fence boundary. Youngsters will enjoy feeding the tamer residents. Animal feed is

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available for €1 a bag, and visitors are invited to get to know the deer, goats and mountain cattle — but signs warn not to get too close to the wild boars. The park also features a wild game demonstration during the warmer months starting in spring. Visitors can observe eagles, hawks, owls and other wild birds as they retrieve objects and perch on their trainer’s shoulder for a close-up photo opportunity. A small forestry museum and picnic tables are also situated in the Wildpark. A restaurant just outside the main entrance, a former hunting lodge, features various dishes and a beer garden in warmer weather. Among the newer features of the park is a rope course (for an additional fee) where visitors can test their fear of heights while navigating a host of ladders, rope climbs and swings. The Wildpark is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. through September and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 15 to Oct. 31 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 1 to March 14. Entrance is €5 for adults, €3 for children age 4-14. A family ticket costs €14 for two adults and children. Dogs and bikes are not allowed in the park.

A lynx walks down rocks in a natural habitat at Wildpark “Alte Fasanerie” in Hanau’s Klein-Auheim. Photo left: An owl surveys its surroundings at the Wildpark. Visitors can also feed goats and see foxes, wolves, Nordic Wolves, deer and a variety of birds including eagles, hawks and other wild birds at the park. Visitors can also use a new rope course installed at the park. The park is located in the wooded area near Klein-Auheim. Signs directing visitors to the parking area just outside the front entrance lead drivers from B-43a, about a half a

kilometer north of the Hanau exit off of Autobahn 3. For more information about the park visit www.erlebnis-wildpark. de.

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Daniel Helms (left) shows off his Empathy Belly to Trevor Glass (center) and Jack Nagle, who is holding Glass’ 2-week-old son Braxton, during the Army Community Service Rock-a-Bye Baby Fair at the Wiesbaden Entertainment Center March 29. Helms’ wife Kelsey is pregnant and also attended the fair. Empathy Bellies are available at ACS for men to borrow. Photo bottom left: Spc. Tiffany Johnson holds her 2-month-old son Brandon. Photo far right: Kate Cosens, holding her 8-month-old son Jaemes, speaks with Anesia Iszard of Child, Youth and School Services during the baby fair. Brittany Anderson (center) holds her 4-month-old daughter Evalynn. Program, which inc l u d e s home visits for families. Staff members include a professional social worker and a nurse, who can make home visits and help answer questions and alleviate the concerns of new parents, Stosich said. Michael Farmer was one of several men to don an Empathy Belly during the event. Farmer said he has no children, but will definitely be more empathetic toward his wife when he

does. “My back really hurts,” Farmer said. “I know I’d really have to help out gram, call ACS at (0611) 4080-254, 330/0331. NPSP is for expecting with lifting.” To contact the Family Advocacy or contact the staff directly at mil families or those with a child in the Program’s New Parent Support Pro- 335-5330/5331 or civ (0611) 4080- home less than 4 years of age. April 11, 2013

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Sports and leisure By Donald Seltzer Volksmarch Editor

Take a hike:

Volksmarching Notes

v Things are progressing for the Wiesbaden International Wandering Club’s start in its new home. However, the position of activity coordinator has yet to be filled. Get details about the job by sending a message to hiwc@ v A reader inquired about carpooling to area events with fellow Wiesbaden volksmarchers. If interested, send your contact information to volksmarch@gmail. com where it will be passed along. v Got a comment? Found something you’d like to correct? Want to change “unknown” to a useful trail description? Write me at volksmarch@gmail. com with the subject “Feedback.” v Interested in volksmarching but not sure how things work? Send an email message to volksmarch@ with the subject “Getting Started.” v Many thanks to readers Pat and Cheryl Patterson, Michael Harrigan and an unknown contributor. v Readers are asked to pick up extra event brochures and to mail them via MPS to Donald Seltzer, CMR 467 Box 5533, APO AE 09096. v The postal code is included in the listings for readers using navigation devices. Autobahn exit numbers are being added for those without such devices. v Would you like to receive Take a Hike at the same time as the newspaper editor? The complete, unedited version of the monthly volksmarching feature is available in its original Word document format by sending an email message to volksmarch@gmail. com with “subscribe” in the subject line. v Look for additional event choices at www.

Weekend of April 13-14


haunen (55624) — This walk is in the Hunsrück region west of Bingen, an area well known for its scenic beauty and year-round series of walking trails. Trail lengths of 42 and 50 kilometers are offered to challenge-seeking wanderers as are three mountain bike trails without IVV credit. From Wiesbaden, take Autobahns 60 and 61 toward Bingen and Koblenz. Exit at Rheinböllen (45) and follow B-50 and B-421 to Kirchberg, then continue through Dickenschied, Rohrbach and Woppenroth to reach Rhaunen on a

Wine Fair

The Domaene Mechtildshausen, just outside Clay Kaserne, holds an eco Wine Fair April 14. Various eco-wines from the Rheingau, Hessen Bergstrasse and Middle Rhein

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secondary road. From Baumholder, use the minor roads skirting the training area to reach B-420. Head in the direction of Bad Kreuznach to B-270 and B-41 to Kirn. Connect with a secondary road through Hahnenbach and Bundenbach to Rhaunen.

Start: Idarwaldhalle at Am Sonnenschlicher 5 Saturday and Sunday: 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. (6 and 10 km), 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. (20 km), 6:30-9 a.m. (42 km), 6:30-8 a.m. (50 km) and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (25, 35 and 50 km mountain bike without IVV credit) Trails: Hilly, mostly woods Award: From previous events (shorter routes) or patch and certificate (marathon trails).


iesbaden-Kohlheck (65199) — The Polizeisportverein Grün-Weiss Wiesbaden plays host to this one-day walking and swimming event on the Polizeiakademie Kaserne. The visit is always interesting for children, the pool facility is very nice, and American participation is welcomed. Use Autobahns 3 and 66 to reach Wiesbaden’s Schiersteiner Kreuz. Take A-643/Schiersteiner Strasse to the 2. Ring, turn left on Dotzheimer Strasse and cross the railroad tracks. Turn right on Schönberg Strasse and follow it to the suburb of Kohlheck and the police school.

Start: Alfred-Delp-Schule at Alfred-Delp-Str. 53 Sunday: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. (6 and 10 km) and 8 a.m. to noon (20 km) Trail: Unknown but expect somewhat hilly, wooded areas and neighborhoods Award: None.

Weekend of April 27-28


ockenau (55595) — This event is due west of Bad Kreuznach on the year-round, permanent Hunsrück trail system. From Wiesbaden, use Autobahns 643, 60 and 61 toward Bingen and Bad Kreuznach. Exit at Bad Kreuznach (51) to use B-41 toward Kirn. Pick up a secondary road at Waldböckelheim to head northwest to Bockenau. From Baumholder, use the minor road bordering the training area to reach B-420. Head toward Bad Kreuznach to connect with B-270 toward Idar-Oberstein and B-41 through Kirn to Waldböckelheim. A minor road will lead to Bockenau.

Start: Hessische Polizeiakademie at Schönbergstrasse 100 Sunday: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. (6 and 10 km), 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. (20 km) and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (swimming) Trail: Somewhat hilly, neighborhoods and woods Award: Pendant without chain (walking trails).

Start: Bockenauer-Schweiz-Halle on Waldböckelheimer Strasse Saturday and Sunday: 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. (5 and 10 km), 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. (20 km) and 7-11 a.m. (30 km) Trail: Fairly hilly, woods Award: From previous events.

Weekend of April 20-21



annweiler-Cölln (67822) — This is an easyto-reach event south of Bad Kreuznach. Formerly held in the neighboring town of Schiersfeld, this event offers a marathon in addition to the usual trails. From Wiesbaden, use Autobahns 643, 60 and 63 toward Kaiserslautern. Exit at Wörrstadt (6) and take B-420 to connect with B-48. Follow B-48 south toward Kaiserslautern to the start at MannweilerCölln. From the KMC, take Autobahns 6 toward Mannheim, 63 toward Mainz, and exit at Winnweiler (13). Use B-48 north toward Bad Kreuznach to reach the start.

Start: Gemeindehalle Saturday: 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. (6 and 10 km), 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. (20 km) and 6:30-9 a.m. (42 km) Sunday: 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. (6 and 10 km) and 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. (20 km) Trail: Hilly, woods and fields Award: From previous events (shorter trails) or patch and certificate (marathon).

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Frankfurt Dippemesse

Enjoy family fun at Frankfurt’s Dippemesse, a huge carnival and pottery fair, through April 15. The fair is held next to the Eissporthalle on Ratsweg in Frankfurt. To get there by public transportation take the U-7 to the Eissporthalle/Festplatz station.

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iesbaden-Frauenstein (65201) — This event is billed as the Cherry Blossom Walk. With its location near the Wiesbaden garrison’s Rheinblick Golf Course, consider tossing your clubs in the trunk and get some practice in at the driving range or putting green after walking the trails. Use Autobahn 66 to reach Wiesbaden; continue on A-66 to the Frauenstein exit. Follow IVV directional signs on the minor road leading to Frauenstein and Alfred-Delp-Strasse.

Weekend of May 4-5

amstein-Miesenbach (66877) — The Ramstein Roadrunners club plays host to this volksmarch. The number of club members working the event partly illustrates why the Roadrunners are one of the few active American clubs remaining in Germany. Wanderers will find the event to be a friendly and relaxing family activity. Of course, this is a hometown event that’s not to be missed for volksmarchers in the Kaiserslautern Military Community. Use Autobahns 5 and 6 and the Landstuhl/ Air Base exit (13) to follow IVV directional signs to reach the town of Miesenbach. Start: Mehrzweckhalle at Am Kiefernkopf 22 Saturday and Sunday: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. (5 km), 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. (10 km), 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. (15 km) and 7 a.m. to noon (20 km) Trail: Slightly hilly, fields and forests Award: Coin.

Things to do ... Things to do

Go digging

An archaeological excavation camp will take place Aug. 5-23 in the European Kulturpark Bliesbruck-Reinheim. Volunteers are sought to help with the excavation work in search of Roman artifacts. Visit for more information.

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inspiration in the Kurpark in Wiesbaden — all artists are welcome whether budding or brilliant to meet at 2:30 p.m., April 14, 28, May 12, 26 in the Kurpark next to the Schiller Statue. Set up an easel or bring a sketching pad and slip back to the times of Montmartre in Paris where impressionism was invented. There are no fees and convenient parking is available. Contact Kathy Schaefer at

Car get-together

A U.S. and Oldtimer Car Get-together will be held April 21 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Gelaende des Bodenbehandlungszentrums on Frankfurter Strasse in Hochheim. It’s free admission. For more information visit

Mainz concerts

Kinky Friedman performs at the Frankfurter Hof on May 2 and the Master Drummers of Burundi on May 7. Other upcoming concerts in Mainz include Al Jarreau May 2 at

the Rheingoldhalle; Bryan Adams June 22 at the Nordmole, Zollhafen; Elton John July 6 at the Nordmole, Zollhafen; Sting July 10 at the Nordmole, Zollhafen; and Marcus Miller July 12 at the Mainz Zitadelle. Visit www. for more information.

USO trips

Join the Rhein Main Area USOs for a trip to Keukenhof Gardens in the Netherlands April 20, a Mosel River cruise April 20 and Karlovy Vary May 4. Stop by any local USO or call civ (0611) 731 301 for

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Sports and leisure Women win championship Hoops Glory: crown, men finish third overall By Chrystal Smith


The goal was to continue its momentum and take the championship. “We wanted to follow up on what we’d accomplished in the tournament prior,” said Justyn Duke, coach. “We had a strong focus to win it all.” The women came out of pool play as the number one seed of seven teams. And while they swept double-elimination bracket competition, it was not a cakewalk. “Every team possessed its own set of challenges,” said Duke as he explained some teams had new stronger players who were present at the February tournament. “Every game a new player stepped up to the challenge. They came together very well. They knew how to weather the storm and come through with the victory.” The Lady Eagles waited March 24 for the winner of the Ansbach versus Spangdahlem match to play for the champion-

Recreational shooting

Head to the Wackernheim Range from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 20, May 11, June 15, July 13, Aug. 17 or Sept. 14 to enjoy recreational shooting. Must be age 14 or above and accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Stop by Outdoor Recreation on Clay Kaserne for more information.

U. S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Public Affairs Office

Despite local offerings of metals, gadgets, nuts and bolts, Wiesbaden athletes made an extraordinary trip to Stuttgart to acquire some special pieces of hardware. The Wiesbaden Women’s community basketball team brought home the championship crown and the men returned with third-place honors after competing in the U.S. Forces Basketball Tournament March 21-24 to culminate the 2012-2013 basketball season. After posting impressive seasons, both teams were among the favorites to win post season honors. Since November, the women won two invitational tournaments — Martin Luther King Invitational Tournament and Tournament of Champions — and had not dropped a regular season game. The men were equally impressive as they too won two invitational tournaments — Thanksgiving Tournament and Martin Luther King Invitational — and won several regular season matches by impressive margins.

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Freedom Run/ Fitness Fair

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Ladonna Sales of the Wiesbaden Women’s community team shoots for three points during the U.S. Forces Women’s Basketball Championship game against Spangdahlem March 24 in Stuttgart. Photo below: Berlyn De Vera goes up to score a layup during the championship game. ship crown. Spangdahlem prevailed, but to claim the top spot they would have to defeat Wiesbaden twice. The teams played a fairly even match through about six minutes into the second half. Late in the second half, key baskets and free throws made it possible to break away and secure the victory. “Everybody did a fabulous job,” said Duke, as he credited several players with filling key roles in the win. “They played with a lot of heart and intensity.” Portia Mitchell and Jackie Sales received Most Valuable Player honors.


The men began and finished pool play March 21 and finished at the top of its pool to secure a number three seeding out of 14 teams going in to doubleelimination play. “We expected to win it all because we had done it two times already,” said Willie Sanders, Wiesbaden men’s player, speaking of the mid-season invitational tournament wins. “ March 22, they drew RAF Croughton in the first round of bracket play. And though they beat the team by a margin of 20 in pool play, they had a little more of a challenge getting by them in bracket play. They

defeated Baumholder in the second game of bracket competition. They faced the host team Stuttgart Saturday and netted a well-fought victory. They came from behind to defeat Stuttgart by 3 points. They then went on to face Lakenheath, a fast and athletic team with a deadly accurate jump shooter. “Lakenheath added players in spots where they were weak during the regular season,” said Sanders, who said the team added shooters, post players and slashers. “Those were their game changers. Their big men were getting a lot of garbage points, and they could hit free throws. … They were racking up three-point plays the old fashioned way.” Our biggest challenge was that we didn’t have any shooters to (challenge their zone defense). The three point line was a lot farther out than NCAA too. It’s tough being down and difficult to come back without any shooters.” Lakenheath’s efforts gave the Eagles their first loss of the tourney and sent them to the loser’s bracket to face Spangdahlem, the tournament’s No. 2. Unfortunately, after a hard fought, double-overtime match, the team fell by seven and had to settle for the third-place finish.

The U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden hosts the 2013 Freedom Run April 20 at the Wiesbaden Fitness Center. The event will include a half-mile children’s run, five-kilometer run/walk and a 10-mile run. Cost is $25. A Fitness Fair will be held in conjunction with the run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the fitness center. For more information call civ (0611) 705-5541.

Friday Night Scramble

Head to the Rheinblick Golf Course starting April 12 to enjoy a Friday Night Scramble. Call civ (0611) 505-92713 for more information.

Local tennis tournament

“I felt we did pretty good … with a brand new team,” said Sanders explaining that the regular season coach and three key players PCS’d or left the team, and five players were with the team less than a week. “Certain players stepped up. Everyone had the drive to win. … Given more time and games together, it would have been a cakewalk.” While the tournament culminated the regular season, the program is still alive. Players interested in playing or working with the teams at the community level should contact the Wiesbaden Fitness Center at 337-5541 for more information. .......................................................................... April 11, 2013

The Wiesbaden Tennis Open will be held April 28 to May 5 at the Tennis Club Bierstadt. The club invites Americans to join their German neighbors in the club. Visit for more information.

Volleyball tourney

The Wiesbaden Fitness Center hosts a Volleyball Tournament April 27-28. Cost is $125 per team. Call mil 337-5541 for details.

Softball Officials Clinic

The Wiesbaden Fitness Center conducts a Softball Officials Clinic April 2226 from 6-9 p.m. Call civ (0611) 705-5541 for more information.

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Bulletin board Movie plots

Chadwick Boseman plays Jackie Robinson in “42,” his life story and his history-making signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers under the guidance of team executive Branch Rickey (played by Harrsion Ford).

At the movies April 11-25 April 11 — Tyler Perry ‘s Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor (PG-13) 7 p.m. April 12 — 42 (PG-13) 7 p.m. Evil Dead (R) 9:30 p.m. April 13 — The Croods 3D (PG) 4 p.m. GI Joe: Retaliation 3D (PG-13) 7 p.m. April 14 — The Croods 3D(PG) 4 p.m. Tyler Perry: Temptation (PG-13) 7 p.m. April 15 — Bullet To The Head (R) 7 p.m. April 16 — Tyler Perry: Temptation (PG-13) 7 p.m. April 17 — Hansel And Gretel: Witch Hunters 3D (R) 7 p.m. April 18 — Bullet To The Head (R) 7 p.m. April 19 — Oblivion (PG-13) 7 p.m. Parker (R) 9:30 p.m. April 20 — The Croods (PG) 4 p.m. Olympus Has Fallen (R) 7 p.m.

April 21 — The Croods (PG) 4 p.m. Parker (R) 7 p.m. April 22 — Olympus Has Fallen (R) 7 p.m. April 23 — Beautiful Creatures (PG-13) 7 p.m. April 24 — Identity Thief (PG-13) 7 p.m. April 25 — Parker (R) 7 p.m.

Jurnee Smollett-Bell and Kim Kardashian star in “Tyler Perry’s Temptation: Confessions Of A Marriage Counselor.” Photo right: Gerard Butler is Mike Banning in the action thriller “Olympus Has Fallen,” where he must rush to save the president and avert an even greater catastrophe.

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42 (PG-13) — This is the life story of Jackie Robinson and his history-making signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers under the guidance of team executive Branch Rickey. Stars Chadwick Boseman and Harrison Ford. Tyler Perry’s Temptation: Confessions Of A Marriage Counselor (PG-13) — This compelling love story is about a woman who starts to get restless in her relationship. She goes on a journey — in her career and in her marriage — and she ends up in a very different place than she expected. Stars Jurnee Smollett, Vanessa Williams and Kim Kardashian. Evil Dead (R) — In the remake of the 1981 cult-hit horror film, five twenty-something friends become holed up in a remote cabin. When they discover a Book of the Dead, they unwittingly summon up dormant demons living in the nearby woods, which possess the youngsters in succession until only one is left intact to fight for survival. The Croods (PG) — Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone and Ryan Reynolds lend their voices to the animated characters in this story about the world’s very first prehistoric family who go on a road trip to an uncharted and fantastical world. Oblivion (PG-13) — Jack Harper is one of the last few drone repairmen stationed on Earth. Part of a massive operation to extract vital resources after decades of war with a terrifying threat known as the Scavs, Jack’s mission is nearly complete when his soaring existence is brought crashing down. Upon rescuing a beautiful stranger from a downed spacecraft, her arrival triggers a chain of events that forces him to question everything he knows and puts the fate of humanity in his hands. Stars Tom Cruise. Olympus Has Fallen (R) — When the president is kidnapped by a terrorist who seizes control of the White House, disgraced former presidential guard Mike Banning finds himself trapped within the building. As the national security team rushes to respond, they must rely on Banning’s insider knowledge to save the president and prevent an even greater catastrophe. Stars Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart and Morgan Freeman. Parker (R) — Parker is a professional thief who lives by a personal code of ethics: Don’t steal from people who can’t afford it and don’t hurt people who don’t deserve it. But on his latest heist, his crew double crosses him, steals his stash and leaves him for dead. Determined to make sure they regret it, Parker tracks them to Palm Beach, playground of the rich and famous, where the crew is planning their biggest heist ever. Donning the disguise of a rich Texan, Parker takes on an unlikely partner, Leslie, a savvy insider, who’s short on cash, but big on looks, smarts and ambition.

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Have fun with the locals Weekly market Wed, Apr 24 Dern’sches Gelände, Wiesbaden Every Wednesday and Saturday the weekly market takes place at the Dern’sches Gelände from 7 am to 2 pm. Around 80 vendors offer fruit and vegetables, fish, agricultural and forestry products for sale. In summer, an extensive entertainment program will be part of the market. Take plenty of Euros to the market as vendors will accept cash only. EVENTS Woman of World Music Festival Fri, Apr 5 – Sat, Apr 13 Frankfurt Frankfurt will be the venue for this year’s Women of the World Music Festival. This annual festival presents female musicians from different walks of life presenting various musical genres, such as blues, jazz, rock and pop and more. 8 days, 8 stages, 1 city – and lots of fascinating performances! For more info in German only see Yoko Ono Exhibition Mon, Apr 8 – Sun, May 12 Shirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt See Yoko Ono’s art exhibition at the Schirn Kunsthalle in Frankfurt everyday from 10 am to 7 pm, except Wednesdays and Thursdays when the show is open until 10 pm. Yoko Ono counts to the most important female artists of today. The focus of the retro perspective exhibition is on the artist’s work from the 60s and 70s with a strong connection to music, movies and her commitment to peace amongst others.

Photogalerie Wiesbaden, the women’s museum will participate. Choose either to walk to the locations or use the special ‘Vintage Car Shuttle Service’. One highlight will be the exhibition ‘Rhein Romantics’ in the Museum of Wiesbaden. At selected locations the museum night will turn into a party night at midnight. For more info in German see Wine market Sat, Apr 13 – Sun, Apr 14 Schloss Johannisberg, Geisenheim Taste last year’s wines from the traditional wineries G. H. von Mumm and Schloss Johannisberg at the Fürst-vonMetternich-Saal. Experts will be there to help you find the right wine to match your taste. Furthermore, guided tours through the historic wine cellar will be provided. The market will be opened from 11 am to 6 pm on both days.

For more info in German see www. Salsa Night Tue, Apr 23 Coyote Café, Wiesbaden Participate in a free salsa course with an experienced teacher from 9 pm. At 10 pm everybody has the chance to show their new skills to LatinAmerican music provided by a DJ. The Coyote Café is a mix of American Restaurant, Cocktail bar and music café. For more info in German see CONCERTS Sizarr Fri, Apr 19 Kulturpalast, Wiesbaden On their ‘Psycho Boy Happy’ Tour the band Sizarr will be playing a music mix of Indie-Afrobeat-Electro and Dubstep. The newcomer band from Landau was nominated for this year’s Echo Award, Germany’s most important music prize, in the category Critic’s Prize International. Tickets at the box office are €15, start is at 9 pm. For more info in German see www.schlachthof-wiesbaden. de.

of the Schlachthof Wiesbaden at 8 pm. During the beginning of their musical career they toured with bands like Mando Diao or Razorlight. Now they will present their new album Transition. Tickets at the box office are €24. For more info in German see www. UPCOMING EVENTS Gourmet week Fri, Apr 26 – Sun, May 5 Winery Schreiber, Hochheim The winery Schreiber will host this year’s gourmet week at the Johanneshof, starting April 26 at 5 pm. Taste their champagne, some delicious food and the new wines presented in the cellar. For more information in German see Wine hiking tour

Johnossi Tue, Apr 23 Schlachthof, Wiesbaden Enjoy the Swedish duo Johnossi playing alternative rock music in the ‘Halle’

Sat, Apr 27 Schloss Vollrads, Oestrich-Winkel Experience a delightful hike through the vineyards around Schloss Vollrads starting at 11 am from the Schlosshof (courtyard). A tour guide will provide facts and explanations about the wine culture in the Rheingau region. During the tour wines from the castles Johannisberg, Vollrads and Reinhartshausen can be tasted and a snack will be provided. The final part of the event is a tour through the former private rooms of Schloss Vollrads. Tickets are €45. For more info see

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Short Night of Museums Sat, Apr 13 Wiesbaden Experience a night time visit at 24 different galleries and other cultural institutions on April 13 in the city center of Wiesbaden. Among others the

Romantic castle nighttime tour Fri, Apr 19 Burg Rheinstein, Trechtingshausen Experience a special nighttime tour at Burg Rheinstein from 7 pm to 10 pm, starting at the Zugbrücke (drawbridge). First you can enjoy the castle’s own wine in the illuminated backyard and a specialty from the Rhineland at the restaurant. Afterwards, a tour guide will show you all rooms, terraces and gardens of Burg Rheinstein. The tour will be in German. Registration is required, call 06712-6348. ................................................................................ April 11, 2013 Herald Union Page 21


Woolly fun Children from the Clay Kaserne School Age Center work on a yarn project.

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Clowning around Wiesbaden Middle School students take a group photo during a “Welcome to Wiesbaden” youth sponsorship lunch at the teen center.

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Chess competition Students from Hainerberg Elementary School and Aukamm Elementary School competed in a chess competition recently. Sebastian Ortiz from Hainerberg Elementary School was the overall champion.

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Children at the Clay Kaserne School Age Center work on their robot. From left to right: Jada Sherffield, Myron White, Alexander Grove, Nathaniel Moore

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Creative minds Dalindin, Family Child Care Home encourages the children to take part in creative arts and crafts and cooking. For the “Month of the Military Child” the children created a poster.

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$ 32.560

$ 30.630

$ 4.915



MINI Cooper S Coupe


Midnight Black

$ 30.835

$ 29.670

$ 25.670

$ 5.275



128i Cabriolet


Vermilion Red

$ 46.195

$ 41.290

$ 37.540

$ 8.655



MINI Couper Roadster


Spice Orange

$ 33.245

$ 31.620

$ 28.620

$ 4.625



328i Coupe


Vermilion Red

$ 47.370

$ 41.665

$ 38.665

$ 8.705

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Trade-In Program available Factory Warranty

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April 11, 2013 - Herald Union  

The Herald Union is a bi-weekly English language newspaper serving the Wiesbaden Military Community based at Clay Kaserne, commenly known as...

April 11, 2013 - Herald Union  

The Herald Union is a bi-weekly English language newspaper serving the Wiesbaden Military Community based at Clay Kaserne, commenly known as...