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Vol. XV, No. 14

April 25, 2013

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Unit honored

Photo by Wendy Brown

Photo by Karl Weisel

First V Corps Soldiers welcomed home

Community members turn out in force to welcome the first batch of returning V Corps Soldiers from Afghanistan April 15 at the Wiesbaden Fitness Center. The group signalled the first of many homecoming events in the Wiesbaden military community in the next several weeks. Photo right: Aukamm Elementary School Principal Debbie Parks and kindergartner Asher Heffron help reunite the school’s mascots Daisy, Liberty and Duke during the homecoming event. Duke was deployed with V Corps and returned with Parks’ husband Col. Kendall Parks while Daisy and Liberty kept the home fires burning.

Review delays furlough decision By Robert Dozier

U.S. Army Installation Management Command

Employees will have to wait a bit longer to find out the details of their furlough, including the exact number of non-pay status days, as officials attempt to minimize the impact on mission and personnel. The extensive planning and deliberations for the release of Notice of Proposed Furlough Letters to Army civilians have been

stalled between Congressional action and White House budget proposals. The reason for the delay is complex. On March 21, the Pentagon put off sending out notices to give officials time to review the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act of 2013. This continuing resolution put $10 billion back in the budget, restored tuition assistance for military members and gave the services some flexibility in the application of the furloughs.

After a detailed review, the Defense Department revised the number of non-pay status days from 22 to 14 and delayed the start of furloughs until mid- to late June. Around 750,000 civilians had been facing a 20 percent reduction in pay for the remaining weeks of fiscal year 2013. Congressional approval of the defense appropriations bill late in March reduced the shortfall in the budget from $46 to $41 See Furlough on page 3

Mailboxes to move to basement May 24-28 By Karl Weisel

U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Public Affairs Office

Phase II of a project to upgrade the Postal Service Center and provide more mailbox space will see the temporary relocation of mailboxes into the basement of the facility. “It’s a big project and it has a lot of moving parts,” said Earl Small, U.S.

Inside Green Boot

New program aimed at encouraging units to save energy, resources. See page 5.

Army Garrison postal services officer, explaining that with the increased number of patrons due to U.S. Army Europe transformation, better use of the available space and an increased number of boxes are required. Photo by Chrystal Smith Mailboxes will be moved into the basement Patrons will check their mail in May 24-28. During that the basement starting May 29. time access to all mail- pickup point will not be boxes and the package available to patrons.

Flower time

See pages 14-15 for our Earth Day photo contest winners and a story on the Frankfurt Palmengarten.

The Postal Finance Section will remain open during the transition. “We’re going to do our best that when we reopen our doors on May 29 everything will be set,” said Small.

“This renovation, conducted in three phases, will enlarge the community’s postal capacity from the current 6,500 mailboxes to 8,500 and create a more efficient behind-the-scenes operations flow for the employees,” said Roger Gerber, director of the Transformation and Stationing Management OfSee Mail on page 4


High school’s robotics team returns from national competition with special recognition. See page 12.

U.S. Army Europe r e c o g n i z e d Wi e s baden’s Company E, 1st Battalion, 214th Aviation Regiment, as the winner of the USAREUR Petroleum Excellence Award for fiscal year 2012. Baumholder’s 24th Quartermaster Company was named runner-up. The award recognizes the units for their “hard work and improving their logistics readiness, maintenance excellence, training in petroleum operations, accountability and management.” Winners advance to the Army Petroleum Center/American Petroleum Institute Awards Competition for fiscal year 2013. (USAREUR Release)

MOAA meeting

Active duty, guard/ reserve, former or retired commissioned and warrant officers of the uniformed services are invited to the First European Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America meeting of the membership May 4 at 11:30 a.m. at the Quack Restaurant and Biergarten. The restaurant is located near Kleber Kaserne in Kaiserslautern. Make reservations and get reservations by sending an email to

Commentary IMCOM update

No Summer Hire program this year By Kathleen Marin

Director of the Installation Management Command Europe

Youths are an integral part of the Installation Management Command Europe Family. Providing them with an excellent quality of life, opportunities to develop, and a safe and secure home away from home have been and will always be priorities. In support of this mission, the Army in Europe has held a Summer Hire program for thousands of our youths for nearly 30 years. The program allows youths to increase their responsibilities, learn new skills and gain insights to working in the rewarding field of public service. Unlike many youth training programs or internships, the Summer Hire program compensates participants with an hourly wage. In compliance with U.S. Army 2013 fiscal year guidance wordwide, IMCOM-Europe is actively reducing non-mission-essential costs. The Summer Hire program falls into this cost category and subsequently must be postponed until funding is available in future fiscal years. While the Summer Hire program is postponed, volunteer opportunities are still available at our garrisons. Indeed compensation comes in many forms, to include gaining valuable skills, experience and the personal satisfaction of helping others. While financial compensation will not be available for Summer Hires this year, I encourage them to volunteer their time and enthusiasm as they prepare to enter the workforce and higher education. Our garrisons are better because of youth involvement, and I look forward to a time when we may again compensate their contributions monetarily through the Summer Hire program.

Ask the commander Editor’s note: Have something you’d like to share with the commander — questions, comments or suggestions about quality-of-life issues? Visit the garrison’s Facebook (Garrison Wiesbaden), Twitter (usagwiesbadenpa) or Interactive Customer Evaluation pages (easy access via Col. David the garrison’s home page at Carstens, U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Grass needs work commander

in Crestview

C. Bland asked: I live in Crestview Housing. While I am happy there is now a sidewalk to connect the buildings and a streetlight to light up the area, I am not pleased with the way the grass was left. There are now dirt-only areas in the grass, some still having the track marks from the tractors. I would like to have a nice grass area instead of a muddy mess when it rains/snows. Response: Thanks for bringing this to my attention. The contractor’s work is not complete and the workers are required to repair all grounds damage caused by their workforce and vehicles. This area will be repaired and reseeded.

Praise for Tax Center

D. Courtney commented: Great customer service at the Tax Center. They showed concern for my wait time even though it was only a few minutes. They also ensured my additional questions about where to find other offices on this post were answered. Spc. Richburg is great. Response: Thanks for the great feedback on the Tax Center and staff.

I’m sure they appreciate the many positive comments we have received during their months of service this tax season.

this outstanding customer service experience. We’ll make sure to let Ms. Hamilton and her organization know that their efforts are greatly appreciated.

Question about Clay construction

Fitness Center suggestions

John M. asked: What specifically is going on with the parking lot next to Building 1207 on Clay Kaserne? Response: Good question John. If you missed the March 14 issue of the Herald Union which detailed the wide range of projects in progress in the Wiesbaden military community (see article/99283/Transformation_continues_to_change_face_of_Wiesbaden_ military_community), I can tell you that the space you mentioned and adjacent areas are being set aside for the construction of the new Consolidated Intelligence Center and a new 500-space parking garage. A new walkway is being built to provide access to the parking garage, Strong Teams Dining Facility and Wiesbaden Fitness Center from the west side of the installation once the security fence is erected around the new future home of the CIC.

Exceptional service

M. Santiago commented: I want to comment on Lavonna Hamilton. Her attitude and demeanor were exceptional. It is rare that my children smile and laugh when having to go through the task of getting a new ID card or IACS, but Ms. Hamilton made it a great experience. I want to commend her on a job well done. Response: Thank you for sharing

German-American friendship

I would like to express how great I find German-American friendship and that there are Americans stationed in Germany. I understand that many are far from their homes and would rather be in the United States, but I also hope many consider Germany a second home. Karsten Machus

Comment about banner

I would like to express my dismay at seeing the banner hanging on the fence at Hainerberg. The photo shows a woman’s face sad and hung in shame. It appears the onus of a sexual assault is her’s and placed on her shoulders because she didn’t “think” or “prevent” it. I certainly hope we are past judging where a victim was or what he or she was wearing, etc. This smacks of victim blam-

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Thanks for moving support

Elke W. remarked: Just wanted to shout out a big thank you to the Wiesbaden Personal Property Outbound section, especially Mr. Ghosh, who has been so helpful retrieving some of my documentation from my last move. You are the best. Greetings from Texas. Response: Glad to hear you received excellent service and support. Thank you to the staff for continuing to help our Soldiers, civilians and families.

Letters to the editor

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 6,200 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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C. Hoover and M. Kruft asked about equipment at the Wiesbaden Fitness Center: Please fix the leg press machine. It’s not fluid up and down and the wheels are rubbing on the tracks too much. Also, both rowers are old and broken. I have a combat-related injury to both legs and physical therapy requires rowing. Please purchase rowing machines. Response: Thanks to both of you for the feedback. I am glad to report that the leg press machine was greased and now works like new, according to the fitness center staff. Regarding the rowing machines ― two new Concept 2 rowers are on order, along with parts for the older models. As soon as they arrive they will be made available for your use.

ing. May I suggest a more powerful and accurate message. How about the silhouette of a man behind bars with the words: Think, Respect, Alcohol is no excuse, Consent is essential. Let’s make sure the message sent is directed strictly to the perpetrator. This would truly send a strong zero-tolerance message. Christina Dean

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 Banks closing

The Community Banks will be closed May 1, 9, 20 and 30 in observance of local holidays. Community Bank ATMs will remain available throughout the community.

Bike-to-Work Day

National Bike-to-Work Day is May 17. The event is aimed at promoting a healthy lifestyle and saving resources. For information on ways to bike to work in Wiesbaden visit the garrison’s home page at docs/GarrisonBikeProgram.pdf.

Save tax on imported vehicles Photo by Karl Weisel

Working together as partners The Wiesbaden Training Support Center's Jerzy Tercki describes how close air support is used during a demonstration in the Call for Fire simulator at the center. German Bundeswehr Soldiers from the Landeskommando Hessen learned about various training tools available, flight operations and other aspects of life on Clay Kaserne during a daylong visit April 11. The tour, briefings and question-and-answer session with garrison leaders were aimed at helping them better understand the transformation process within the Wiesbaden military community, how units are organized and what mission requirements they have.

Furlough . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Continued from page 1 billion, taking some of the pressure off sequestration. Overseas operations, however, are still the highest priority. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel directed Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, to conduct an intensive, department-wide review of how to protect the nation with fewer resources. How budget cuts will affect readiness and the department’s overall mission is of the utmost concern, according to Hagel. “We will have to trade at some level and to some degree our future readiness for current operations,” he said. On April 2, Hagel announced he will voluntarily commit to a partial forfeiture of his pay during the furlough period, even though he is exempt as a political appointee. This gesture prompted other leaders, including the President of the United States, to make similar gestures of solidarity. The White House released its 2014 budget proposal, including a $526.6 billion defense base budget request, April 10. This budget adds more variables to the process. Besides repealing the sequestration, President Obama’s proposal addresses taxes and entitlement spending and calls for a new round of base realignment and closure. Meanwhile, officials across the Army await the exact details and wording of the furlough communication. The Department of the Army has requested an internal review to gauge the impact of both a

seven-day furlough and no furlough; however, there is no decision to reduce the number of days below 14. To accomplish a full 14-day non-pay status furlough, employees of the U.S. Army Installation Management Command are expected to receive their notification letters starting on or about May 16. Approximately 27,000 IMCOM employees will be notified directly by their supervisors under specific guidance from Assistant Secretary of the Army for Manpower and Reserve Affairs Thomas R. Lamont. Once employees are notified, they will be required to acknowledge in writing their receipt of notification. Then they will have seven days to exercise their right to reply. Employees may appeal orally, in writing or both to the designated reply official. Lt. Gen. Mike Ferriter, commander of IMCOM, has announced if furloughs occur, the headquarters will move to a four-day work week. Each garrison commander will make scheduling decisions locally in coordination with the senior commander. Employees on garrisons under collective bargaining agreements should consult directly with their union officials for any updates. Once final furlough decision notices are sent, employees may appeal their agency’s decision to the Merit System Protection Board within 30 days from the effective date of the furlough. For more information on how sequestration and furloughs affect the IMCOM workforce, go to www.

CID issues warning about counterfeit currency Community members are warned to be on the lookout for counterfeit currency. If you suspect you have a counterfeit bill, limit handling of the bill, place it in an envelope and no-

tify the Military Police (if U.S. currency) or German Polizei (if euro). Visit shtml for more information. (CID Release)

U.S. personnel stationed overseas can ship vehicles to the United States free of federal tax and duty. Shippers must meet three conditions — taking physical possession of the vehicle before shipping, having valid Permanent Change of Station orders and importing for personal use (or by immediate family members) only. Exemption does not free one of state taxation. Registering a vehicle is the best way to show possession, but you can also prove it by putting a copy of your movement orders in the glove compartment. It is illegal to import vehicles for third parties or in order to sell them. Obtain state tax information from the relevant Department of Motor Vehicles (links available at stateside_dmvs.htm). Stop by your local Customs or Transportation Office for more information about shipping procedures and fees. (Customs Release)

New Passport Office procedure

The Wiesbaden Passport Office now only allows passport pickups on Tuesdays from 1:30-4 p.m. The office is located in Rooms 162 and 163 in Building 1023E on Clay Kaserne. Coordinate with passport agents for all emergencies or alternate pickup dates by calling civ (0611) 705-5308/7470 or 5515.

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 more information becomes available.

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.

Check Fuel Card

Army and Air Force Exchange Service officials advise patrons to check their Esso Fuel Card expiration date (lower right hand corner). If near expiration, customers must stop by the nearest AAFES Fuel Card issuing location for a replacement card. (Courtesy of AAFES Public Affairs) ........................................................................... April 11, 2013 Herald Union ................................................................................April 25, 2013 Herald Union

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News and features From the blotter

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

April 8 Traffic accident — An NCO is being charged with a traffic accident: Inattentive driving, allowing an unlicensed person to operate a vehicle and operating a U.S. Army Europe-plated vehicle without a valid license.

April 9 Traffic accident — A family member is being charged with a traffic accident: Failure to yield the right of way.

April 10 Assault — An NCO is being charged with simple assault consummated by a battery.

April 11 Assault — A Soldier is being charged with assault consummated by a battery and domestic violence. Vehicle damage — A Soldier became a victim when an unknown person damaged the Soldier’s privately owned vehicle while it was parked at the Dagger Complex. Civilian misconduct — A civilian employee is being charged with owning an un-registered vehicle and civilian misconduct. Traffic accident — An officer is being charged with a traffic accident: Failure to judge proper clearance.

April 12 Drunken driving — A civilian employee is being charged with driving while intoxicated and civilian misconduct. Traffic accident — An NCO is being charged with a traffic accident: Fleeing the scene and failure to report involvement. Drugs possession — A Soldier is being charged with possession of a controlled substance.

April 13 Drugs possession — A Soldier is being charged with wrongful use/possession of marijuana. Shoplifting — A family member is being charged with shoplifting and civilian misconduct.

April 14 Drunken driving — An NCO is being charged with drunken driving and a traffic accident: Inattentive driving.

April 15 Drugs possession — A Soldier is being charged with a controlled substance violation, use of marijuana. Assault — A family member is being charged with assault and domestic violence. Property damage — An officer became a victim when an unknown person damaged the Soldier’s privately owned vehicle while it was parked at the Clay Kaserne parking garage.

April 17 Civilian misconduct — A civilian employee is being charged with operating a USAREUR POV with a suspended driver’s license and civilian misconduct. Larceny — An NCO is being charged with larceny of government funds. Civilian misconduct — A civilian employee is being charged with forced sodomy, rape of an adult by force and civilian misconduct. Drunken driving — A Soldier is being charged with drunken operation of a vehicle and controlled substance violations, possession of marijuana.

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Making CFC a success Wiesbaden units, agencies recognized for fund-raising efforts were honored for outstanding participation and financial support. Those receiving Platinum Units and agencies were Awards included: U.S. Army recognized for their outstanding Corps of Engineers, Europe efforts during the 2012 Combined District; 409th Contracting SupFederal Campaign-Overseas in a port Battalion; Headquarters ceremony in the Tony Bass Fitand Headquarters Detachment, ness Center April 12. U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden; Garrison leaders Col. David Wiesbaden Middle School; ComCarstens and Command Sgt. Maj. pany A, 24th Military Intelligence Sa’eed Mustafa joined Capt. JenBattalion; and the Warrior Transinifer Glover, garrison campaign Photo by Volker Ramspott tion Unit. coordinator, in thanking the many Command Sgt. Maj. Sa’eed MusGold Awards went to: ComSoldiers and civilians who helped tafa (left) and Col. David Carstens pany C, 24th MI Battalion; raise more than $307,000. (right) recognize Carl Odom of the Andrews Federal Credit Union; “Thanks to all of you ― first 409th Contracting Support Battal- Headquarters and Headquarters of all for your generosity,” said ion for his CFC efforts. Company, 1st Battalion, 214th Carstens, pointing out that despite Aviation Regiment; Department challenging economic times, Americans as a whole of Defense Education Activity Europe; and Company continue to donate generously. B, 2nd MI Battalion. “The Combined Federal Campaign helps so many Units and agencies earning Silver Awards were: organizations around the world that are helping Company B, 24th MI Battalion; Company D, 1-214th people,” said Carstens. Aviation Regiment; the Army and Air Force Exchange “We are a nation of givers,” he added, saying the Service-Europe; and Headquarters and Headquarters United States donates more globally than any one Support Company, 24th MI Battalion. nation, “or nations combined.” Bronze Award winners were: HHC, 2nd Signal Glover explained that the CFC grew out of a 1940s Brigade; U.S. Army Europe (Forward); HHC, 66th federal workplace charity fundraising effort that wasn’t MI Brigade; Community Bank Wiesbaden Branch; formally sanctioned until 1961 when President John Wiesbaden Veterinary Clinic; 102nd Signal Battalion; F. Kennedy signed Executive Order 10927. It has and HHC, 5th Signal Command. since grown to become an annual tradition whereby Glover said she looks forward to even more particifederal employees have an opportunity once a year pation in the 2013 effort, scheduled for this autumn. to support the charities of their choice. (Editor’s note: For more photos see http://www. During the ceremony 22 local units and agencies By Karl Weisel

U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Public Affairs Office

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and stairs were installed to accommodate patrons. Access is next to the mail delivery ramp adjacent to the Central Issue Facility. While most boxes have already been put in place in the basement, the remainder will transition during the closure period May 24-28. Most patrons will keep their same box numbers and combinations; however, those with box numbers from about 4,500-7,000 will require new combinations. Patrons should have begun receiving letters in their boxes notifying them of the changes last week, the postal manager said. “Really the main thing is for everyone to understand that they won’t have access to their mail from May 24-28,” he said. Mailboxes are expected to remain in the basement area through December of this year while work is in progress on the facility. About 1,600 mailboxes will be retained upstairs near the package Photo by Karl Weisel pickup area for additional incoming Earl Small, postal services officer, describes the layout of the personnel, the postal facility manager added. temporary mailbox location in the facility’s basement. Continued from page 1 fice, “which will enable them to more quickly move the mail from the trucks to the customer.” “In addition, energy efficient LED and motionactivated lighting will help to reduce the garrison energy costs,” Gerber said. “Added security features to safeguard postal operations will also be incorporated in this project.” The basement mailbox area will be open from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m., Small said, adding that new lighting

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News and features USAG Wiesbaden introduces Green Boot program Energy saving program aims to share best practices and reduce ecological footprint transportation and office waste reduction. Members of a unit contact the DPW energy team to obtain the checklist and a “getting started brief.” “It’s a voluntary program,” said McGlothlin, explaining that members of the garrison’s energy team work with the units to tailor the checklist to their individual requirements. After members of a unit complete the checklist requirements, energy managers conduct a site visit to verify. If verification is successful, the organization is recognized with a Green Boot Program certificate by the garrison commander. “We want to impress upon participants that the training they acquire through the Green Boot Program they can take back into combat,” he said, explaining that making better use of energy resources is often a critical factor on the battlefield. “It’s about the units taking responsibility for themselves,” said McGlothlin, by helping reduce the more than $19 million the garrison spent in energy costs in fiscal year 2012 and millions more for refuse disposal. For more information about the Green Boot Program contact Maj. McGlothlin at mil 337-5840 or by email at

By Karl Weisel

U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Public Affairs Office

Rising host nation energy prices and a steadily growing population have resulted in a more concentrated effort by U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden energy managers to find ways to better use available resources. A new USAG Wiesbaden program is equipping units with the tools to decrease their energy use and ecological footprint, according to Maj. William McGlothlin, operations officer of USAG Wiesbaden’s Directorate of Public Works. The focus of the new Green Boot program is changing the culture of units regarding energy consumption and resource management. Besides helping meet the U.S. Army’s Energy Policy Act of reducing consumption by 3 percent annually, USAG Wiesbaden’s Green Boot Program is also aimed at ensuring Americans do their part to protect the environment, McGlothlin said. “We want to show our host nation neighbors that we are good stewards. “Our goal is to increase awareness by building relationships between the tenant units and the garrison,” McGlothlin said, explaining that by sharing “best practices,” energy managers and users can both benefit and help reduce waste and energy costs. “If we see a good practice in one unit we can cross fertilize to promote community involvement and innovation.” Other elements include minimizing environmental impact through recycling, solid waste reduction,

Current Green Boot participants:

energy efficiency and water conservation. The Green Boot certification process starts with a checklist including compliance requirements in various areas including awareness, energy conservation,

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Force protection always a priority

Recent events serve as a reminder that everyone plays a role in force protection and personal safety. Being consistently aware of one’s surroundings, immediately reporting anything that looks suspicious and keeping vehicles and residences secured are all important ways individuals contribute to everyone’s safety and well-being. While not every situation can be prevented or predicted ― recent incidents in Boston and Newtown, Conn., are grim reminders ― they underscore the very real threat that requires everyone to be aware of one’s surroundings. An incident at the Hainerberg Shopping Center on April 12 is a good example. While it turned out to be a false alarm ― Pond’s Security guards and emergency responders quickly

reacting to remarks by a delivery driver about a possible bomb ― it was a reminder of the need for vigilance. In this case, the gate was closed, a safe zone was established around the suspected vehicle, Military Police evacuated people to a safe area, explosives dogs were called to the scene and the German Polizei assisted with traffic control and in questioning the suspect. After the vehicle and area were deemed safe by emergency responders, the garrison commander gave the all clear and the gate was reopened. Whether at home or at work, if you see anything out of the ordinary, suspicious or just not quite right, don’t keep it to yourself ― call the MPs immediately at civ (0611) 705-5096/5097 or mil 3375096/5097. ............................................................................April 11, ................................................................................April 25,2013 2013 Herald Union

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News and features

Holocaust education crucial, speaker says Story and photo by Wendy Brown

U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Public Affairs Office

Chaplain (Capt.) Gary Davidson opened his talk at the Holocaust National Days of Remembrance Observance by relaying an anecdote about a master sergeant who did not know the meaning of the word “swastika.” “That really surprised me because being Jewish, from the time that I was a young child, I started learning about the Holocaust, and it made me realize how important it is to educate people about that time,” Davidson said during the April 17 event, hosted by 5th Signal Command, at the Taunus Theater. Davidson, a rabbi assigned to the 86th Airlift Wing at Ramstein Air Base, went beyond explaining the symbol of the Nazi party ― the German political party that came to power and killed 6 million Jews during World War II ― and provided a detailed overview of the history of the Holocaust. Today there are people who deny the Holocaust occurred ― Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad among them ― and the only way to deal with it is to educate people about it, Davidson said. In addition to Davidson’s speech, Rabbi Avraham Zeev Nussbaum sang an invocation in Hebrew called “El Maley Rachamim.” In it, he asked God to bring a final peaceful rest to the souls of the six million Jews the Nazis and their collaborators killed during the Holocaust. Dr. Jacob Gutmark, executive board member and spokesman for the Wiesbaden Jewish Community, also spoke about the history of the Jewish community in Wiesbaden since World War II. The U.S. Army came into Wiesbaden at the end of March 1945, and the synagogue opened again Dec. 22, 1946, Gutman said. “Without the help of the U.S. authorities, Jewish life could not have been returned in such an impressive manner,” he said. There were people with many different nationalities and languages, who were still connected by a common Jewish identity, Gutmark said. “Thus, the Wiesbaden Jewish community was, for them, a new home,” he said. In 1990, after the Iron Curtain fell, the majority of Jews went to Israel and the United States, but some came to Wiesbaden, Gutmark said. “Their conditions in the new country were far from easy, and there were urgent problems to solve, but the community welcomed them with open arms and accompanied them to the utmost,” Gutman said. “At the holidays the synagogue was

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Rabbi Avraham Zeev Nussbaum sings an invocation in Hebrew during the Holocaust National Days of Remembrance Observance hosted by 5th Signal Command at the Taunus Theater April 17. Behind him is 2nd Lt. Matthew Gabriel. full to bursting.” Today there is an active community, with a large group of young adults, language courses, many cultural events and a professional administration, Gutmark said. The program also included a showing of the award-winning documentary film “One Survivor Remembers,” which tells the story of Gerda Weissman Klein in her own words. She was 15 years old when the Nazis invaded her hometown in Poland. After separating her from her family, she spent the next five years forced to work in Nazi factories. Then, in 1945, she was among 2,000 women ordered to march 350 miles to evade the Allied Forces, and she was one of fewer than 120 women who survived. She weighed 68 pounds by the end. Davidson said the aftermath of World War I laid the groundwork for World War II because after Germany lost the war, the country signed the Versailles Treaty, which imposed great economic sanctions against the country, Davidson said. The Germans were fined the equivalent of $30 billion, and that bankrupted the country, Davidson said. “Germany could not afford that amount,” he said. The German economy crashed, and millions of people lost their jobs and German money was nearly worthless, Davidson said. Hitler, who was Austrian and was injured while fighting for Austria during World War I, rose to power largely on his rhetoric concerning the economy,

Davidson said. German authorities arrested Hitler after a coup attempt called the Beer Hall Putsch, and he wrote his book “Mein Kampf,” or “My Struggle,” while incarcerated for nine months, Davidson said. By 1939, the book had sold 5.2 million copies. Not only did Hitler talk about the problems the Versailles Treaty caused Germany in the book, but he also talked about his hatred for Jews, Davidson said. “Nob o d y exactly knows w h y Hitler hated t h e Jews so much,” Davidson said. In July 1932, 10 years after his coup attempt, the Nazi party received more votes than any other party ― 37.4 percent, Davidson. In 1933, German President Paul von Hindenburg appointed Hitler the chancellor of Germany, and the following year when von Hindenburg died, Hitler declared himself the president of Germany, Hitler said. He surrounded himself with powerful and evil people who would help him to crush any dissent, Davidson said. Hitler targeted Jews and Communists and began excluding Jews from professions such as law and medicine, Davidson said. Jewish-owned stores were boycotted and 25,000 books called “un-German” were burned in Berlin. Then, in 1935 the Nuremberg Laws started. Those laws deprived Jews of German citizenship, relationships and marriages between Jews and non-Jews

“As much as we think

this is a Jewish event ... it affects all of us.”

were outlawed, and Jewish students and professors were thrown out of schools, Davidson said. Jews were not allowed to use many public facilities. At that point, 300,000 Jews left the country. In 1938, Krystalnacht, or night of the broken glass, occurred, Davidson said. During that night Germans destroyed 7,000 Jewish businesses, 200 synagogues and vandalized Jewish homes. Davidson, who lives in Kaiserslautern, showed a picture of the former Kaiserslautern synagogue, which the Germans destroyed that night. “I personally can see the damage done by the Nazis,” he said. More Jews tried to emigrate from Germany, but many countries, including the United States and Britain, would not accept them, Davidson said. In 1939, Germany began taking over other countries in Europe, including Czechoslovakia, Poland, France, Belgium, Holland, Austria, Norway, Denmark, Greece, Hungary, the Netherlands, Latvia, Estonia, Bulgaria, the Ukraine, Romania, Davidson said. The Nazis soon began killing Jews en masse, Davidson said, and one to one and a half million Jews lost their lives to an organization called the Einsatzgruppen alone. In 1942, Nazi leaders, with a plan they called “The Final Solution,” decided to kill all the Jews in Europe, Davidson said. The Nazis set up a series of concentration camps, including Auschwitz in Poland, and systematically murdered Jews, Davidson said. 3.5 million Jews died at Auschwitz, he said. Many people were murdered in showers that released cyanide-based Zyklon B gas that killed people in about 20 minutes, Davidson said. Hitler killed himself April 30, 1945, and Germany surrendered one week later, Davidson said. General of the Army and future President Dwight D. Eisenhower saw the destruction and ordered people to videotape it because someday people would deny it ever happened. A year later in Nuremberg there was a trial for 21 of the leading Nazis, and 11 were sentenced to death, Davidson said. In 1948, Israel was created, and many Holocaust survivors went there, Davidson said. “As much as we think this is a Jewish event ... it affects all of us, our ancestors and for those of you proudly wearing the Army uniform, we are grateful to you for battling the Nazis and those who supported them and freeing the prisoners in the concentration camps,” Davidson said.

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Prayer Breakfast: ‘How you think is who you are’ Story and photo by Chrystal Smith

U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Public Affairs Office

What are your thoughts? How do you think of others? How do they think of yourself? Thinking was the word of the day at the annual U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Prayer Breakfast April 18 in the Strong Teams Cafe on Clay Kaserne. “How you think is who you are,” said Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Harold Cline, paraphrasing Proverbs 23:7 to begin his message to listeners. In a message about thought and thinking, the chaplain declared that many of the problems one has are a result of how one thinks. “Some of the problems we have we wouldn’t if we thought right,” he said. Cline, using Olympic high jumper Dwight Stones as an example, explained how when we visualize things we can make them happen. He explained how Stones, a bronze medalist and former record holder, visualized himself performing the high jump before each attempt. “This thing between our ears

is a powerful thing,” he said tive for “When we visualize things we having can make them happen.” used illegal subWhen one dehumanizes stances. another it tends to yield nega“Indulgtive actions and deplorable ing in imbehavior, Cline said. purities “Don’t objectify a person. destroys Don’t make a person a thing,” y o u r said Cline, as he explained a bibbody and lical concept from the Gospel of Matthew. “When we objectify Community members bow their heads in prayer your life. we start to think of people as during the annual Prayer Breakfast April 18 at There are so many things, and you can do anything the Strong Teams Cafe on Clay Kaserne. walking to things.” admirable, excellent and praiseHe further emphasized that worthy things, as the fruit of human skeletons who have many of the prevailing Army adverse thinking to such notions limited their future opportunities by indulging in impurities. problems such as suicide, sexual is destructive. “At the base of us all is a “Impurity is a ticket to being harassment and assault would be lowered significantly if more miserable,” he said, telling of a kernel of what we’re supposed Soldiers internalized the force Soldier who forfeited his mili- to be. … And with God’s interof their thoughts and began to tary career after testing posi- vention, I’m a believer that you regard themselves and others differently. “If Soldiers would come to understand themselves and others as part of a team, they would understand how acting upon their thoughts impact others and the team,” he said. Cline asked the audience, “What do we think about?” Then he exhorted them to You shop and redirect their thinking toward » MIDNIGHT – SHOPPING we will keep your true, noble, right, pure, lovely, All Shops are open till midnight

and I can think … motivate … believe our way into what we are supposed to be.” Cline said better thinking is contagious, and the positive thinking of one person can affect many others. And while perfection may be impossible to achieve, the chaplain encourages everyone to make an honest effort in hopes of starting a chain reaction of better thinking. “It’s possible for us to be that way,” said Cline, encouraging the audience to think themselves and others to a healthier state of being. “If we start to think better, we can point people in a better direction and get them to thinking that way as well.”

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USAG Wiesbaden — Wackernheim, Wiesbaden Around the community

Children march on Clay Kaserne on April 11 in recognition of the Month of the Military Child. Photo bottom right: Charlotte Snethlage-Liebig (left), president of the German-American and International Women’s Club Wiesbaden, and Deborah Casey, the club’s international president, welcome people at Käfer´s restaurant at the Kurhaus Wiesbaden as they handed out €12,000 in awards to organizations including Army Community Service in Wiesbaden and Fisher House in Landstuhl. The organization raised money for the organizations through their annual bazaar at the Kurhaus in March. Photo bottom left: In support of Sexual Harassment and Assault Response and Prevention Month, U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Command Sgt. Maj. Sa’eed Mustafa talks about the need to eradicate sexual harassment and assault in the military before a Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers X-Box tournament at the Warrior Zone on Clay Kaserne April 10.

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Tax credits that can reduce your taxes A tax credit reduces the amount of tax you must pay. A refundable tax credit not only reduces the federal tax you owe, but also could result in a refund. Here are five credits the IRS wants you to consider before filing your 2012 federal income tax return: • The Earned Income Tax Credit is a refundable credit for people who work and don’t earn a lot of money. The maximum credit for 2012 returns is $5,891 for workers with three or more children. Eligibility is determined based on earnings, filing status and eligible children. Workers without children may be eligible for a smaller credit. If you worked and earned less than $50,270, use the EITC Assistant tool on to see if you qualify. For more information, see Publication 596, Earned Income Credit. • The Child and Dependent Care Credit is for expenses you paid for the care of your qualifying children under age 13, or for a disabled spouse or dependent. The care must enable you to

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work or look for work. For more information, see Publication 503, Child and Dependent Care Expenses. • The Child Tax Credit may apply to you if you have a qualifying child under age 17. The credit may help reduce your federal income tax by up to $1,000 for each qualifying child you claim on your return. You may be required to file the new Schedule 8812, Child Tax Credit, with your tax return to claim the credit. See Publication 972, Child Tax Credit, for more information. • The Retirement Savings Contributions Credit (Saver’s Credit) helps low-to-moderate income workers save for retirement. You may qualify if your income is below a certain limit and

you contribute to an IRA or a retirement plan at work. The credit is in addition to any other tax savings that apply to retirement plans. For more information see Publication 590, Individual Retirement Arrangements. • The American Opportunity Tax Credit helps offset some of the costs that you pay for higher education. The AOTC applies to the first four years of post-secondary education. The maximum credit is $2,500 per eligible student. Forty percent of the credit, up to $1,000, is refundable. You must file Form 8863, Education Credits, to claim it if you qualify. For more information, see Publication 970, Tax Benefits for

Education. Make sure you qualify before claiming any tax credit. You can always visit to learn about the rules. The free IRS publications mentioned are also available on or by calling 800-TAX-FORM (800-829-3676). The above information was provided by the Internal Revenue Service. The Wiesbaden Tax Center is here to help with the tax needs of eligible members of the community including free advice, forms and tax preparation service. The Tax Center is located on Clay Kaserne in Building 1043 (formerly the Tony Bass Fitness Center), second floor. To schedule an appointment, bring all of your tax documents to the Tax Center. For more information call mil 337-477 or civ (0611) 705-4755. The Tax Center is open Monday through Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Thursday from noon to 5 p.m., with the last sign-in each day at 4:15 p.m. (Information courtesy of the Internal Revenue Service)

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USAG Wiesbaden — Wackernheim, Wiesbaden Chaplain’s program helps single parents in Wiesbaden

‘Winging Through Wiesbaden’ provides support and information to single parents By Wendy Brown

U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Public Affairs Office

Sgt. 1st Class Charlene Villa Gomez knows exactly where she is going to take her 2-yearold daughter when the weather gets warm this summer. The city of Mainz has a free water park in the Volkspark in the summer, and Gomez is sure her daughter Tinina will love it. She might never have known about it, however, if not for a program called “Winging Through Wiesbaden” that 1st Battalion, 214th Aviation Regiment Chaplain (Capt.) Andrew Shriver started to help single parents. Shriver and a group of single parents spent the morning of March 22 talking about single parenting and discussing a book by John Gottman called “How to Raise an Emotionally Intelligent Child.” Afterward the group visited sites in Wies-

support network. “You need to get out there and look around,” she said. “If you don’t get out there, you’re not going to find anything.” There is a lot of support available for single parents, and Army Community Service and the Directorate of Morale, Welfare and Recreation are both excellent places to start looking, Gomez said. There are 37,000 single parents in the Army, and sometimes they find there is a stigma against them because they are Photo by Chaplain (Capt.) Andrew Shriver the only parent available, for Sgt. 1st Class Charlene Villa Gomez (left) and Spc. Nichole example, to take a child to a Sakaye (right) stand in historic Rüdesheim during a trip doctor’s appointment during March 22 to find fun and inexpensive places to take their working hours, Shriver said. Single parents can also dechildren. baden, Mainz and Rüdesheim because she wanted to learn velop a martyr complex, Shriver where the parents could take how to help younger Soldiers, said, and find themselves thinkbut she is a single parent herself ing, “Woe is me. I’m a single their children later. parent.” Gomez, who has been a and enjoyed the training. Shriver said his aim is to help Gomez said she had to make member of the U.S. Army for 17 years, said one of her main a conscious effort when she single parents by talking about reasons for participating was moved to Germany to build a common problems and showing

them low-cost, relaxing places nearby where they can relax and have fun with their children. The Neroberg area in Wiesbaden, which includes hiking trails and a park for children, is one example of a local place the group visited, Shriver said. Another aim of the program is to introduce single parents so they can help one another, Shriver said. Gomez said she has not met a lot of single parents overseas, but she has learned how to build a chain of friends who can help her when necessary. She does her best to help younger Soldiers who are single parents, she said. The key is to get out there and meet people, Gomez said. “Always have an open mind and go out and speak to people,” she said. For more information about the program and upcoming events, contact Shriver at

PWOC rewards volunteers with weeklong celebration Story and photos by Jill Jolly Special to the Herald Union

Protestant Women of the Chapel volunteers met at the Wiesbaden Commissary April 18 for an event that not only showed the community appreciates them, but also taught them about food. Joshua Pendergast, the meat department manager, talked to participants about buying the right meats and preparing them correctly. Marcus Lewis, produce manager, gave the women facts about produce and tips on how to pick out the freshest produce. Beate Wallen, lead support clerk, provided the women with her carrot cake and the recipe. Kevin Kegler, the store director, made lunch for the women and then answered any questions they had about the commissary. And if that wasn’t enough, Jerry Duvall, a local chef, concluded the event by demonstrating how to make a fruit arrangement that looks like a bird. “I thought it was fun. It taught me practical things. Be creative when we look at the commissary,” said Roxanne Brown, a PWOC volunteer. Wendy Sledd, who helped organize the event, said she set out to make sure the volunteers know they are appreciated. “We are 100 percent volunteer driven. Without our volunteers we would not exist. For us, volunteers are the lifeline of our program,” she said. The organization’s more than 40 registered volunteers have logged more than 8,000 hours, Sledd said, and the event was an activity during Volunteer Week, which was April 15-19. The organization’s purpose

Joshua Pendergast, Commissary meat department manager, shares tips on buying and cooking meat with Protestant Women of the Chapel volunteers during a weeklong series of events in appreciation of volunteers. is to help build God’s ministry for military women. “I find it is a great way to not only learn about the community, but to meet people in the community, said Lori Adams, a volunteer with the organization. The PWOC is a non-denominational group. They

have a weekly Bible study every Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Clay Kaserne Chapel. Anyone who would like to join the group is encouraged to come to the Bible study. (Jill Jolly is a volunteer with the Public Affairs Office) ........................................................................... April 11, ................................................................................April 25,2013 2013 Herald Herald Union Union

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Hainerberg third-grader Enrique Florido and fourth-grader Delaney Johnston empty paper trash at the school. Photo right: Aiden Springer discusses the book he and fellow students in Carmen Hernandez’ fourth-grade class wrote about “Kids Serving Overseas.”

Photo by Karl Weisel

Hainerberg students write book, recycle By Karl Weisel

U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Public Affairs Office

Hainerberg Elementary School students love paper. They like crafting creative messages and enjoy recycling it after it has been used. Just ask the members of teacher Carmen Hernandez fourth-grade class and kindergarten teacher Lynn Wheeler’s Recycling Club. “They are all so enthusiastic,” said Wheeler, about the 30 third-, fourth- and fifth-graders who volunteer to promote recycling at the school. “Every Thursday we meet as a club and the kids go around and collect the containers and take them out to the recycling bins. … They are a great bunch of kids — it’s a lot of work.” “I saw a chance to help the environment and save a little bit of the world,” said fifth-grader Sam Renninger, about getting involved in the recycling effort. “It feels good.” “I get to clean a lot of the paper that people throw out and help keep the Earth clean,” added third-grader Yasmine Tejada. “It’s important because it keeps the world clean and healthy and keeps people living longer.” Wheeler, who has overseen the Recycling Club at

the school for many years, said she has seen a greater effort by everyone to recycle. “It has improved over the years. “We make sure that all of the classrooms have paper bins, and we supply the plastic bags for can and plastic recycling. Part of our job is to educate everyone in the school,” she said. She added that the school’s Parent Teacher Association has been supportive of the recycling effort as well.

Book authors

Fourth-graders in Carmen Hernandez class, on the other hand, have used paper to record their thoughts about growing up as military children. “The class produced a book about the military child experience,” said Hernandez, explaining that the book, “ABC … Kids Serving Overseas,” was entered in the Scholastic Books competition. “If the book gets published, they’ll print a certain number of copies which will be distributed to libraries nationwide. … Sometimes people in the United States forget we’re over here and this shows what it’s like for a child overseas.” Examples from the book include “A is for Army,” “D is for Deployment” and “L is for Living Overseas” with original written and artistic impressions by the

students on each topic. “We had already written an ABC book about presidents, earlier this year, so the kids had an idea about ABC books. Each student chooses a letter (or letters) and thinks about a topic they would like to write about,” Hernandez said. “I learned to be a better author,” said Zach Jankovich, about the process of compiling his thoughts and contributing to the book. “I got to see what other people did and what they experienced,” said Janiah Nicholson, who wrote about “Q is for Quarters.” “I wrote about different houses that you may live in while in the Army.” For Aiden Springer, it was a chance to provide his impressions about living in Japan under “J is for Japan.” He also wrote about “X is for X-Ray.” “We used X-Ray because Soldiers sometimes get hurt while on duty and need to go to a clinic.” Jada Dash said she enjoys writing, especially when she “gets mad or sad. … I like making books.” Likewise for fellow classmate Jasmine Andrews who said, “Sometimes I like writing because I can’t really stop.” Hernandez added that the class hopes to hear about the results of the Scholastic Book competition sometime this summer.

Safety Center focuses on off-duty accidents With spring here and summer rapidly approaching, the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center recently released an update to their off-duty safety awareness presentation, a tool designed to help Soldiers recognize hazards during these high-risk seasons. Data from previous years show accidental fatalities generally rise between April and September, with a majority of those deaths occurring off duty. “During the last five fiscal years, the Army has lost an average of 133 Soldiers

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to off-duty accidents annually,” said USACR/Safety Center Command Sgt. Maj. Richard D. Stidley. “As an institution, we can and must change this trend.” The 2013 version of the presentation, themed “What Have You Done to Save a Life Today?” contains materials and statistics that highlight the role of safety in off-duty activities, addresses risky behaviors and emphasizes the often deadly consequences of fatigue and alcohol. The package features embedded videos from actual Soldiers telling their safety stories,

as well as speaker notes to prompt briefers during their presentation. While the complete briefing kit may be used as-is, leaders can tailor the information to reflect trends specific to their formations. “Soldiers can be part of the solution in preventing the next accident and senseless loss of life,” said Lt. Col. James Smith, director, USACR/Safety Center Ground Directorate. “This presentation provides great conversation starters for young leaders

by sharing real-world stories Soldiers can relate to and talk about,” Smith added. “Our goal is to help Soldiers recognize the off-duty hazards they face,” Stidley said. “We need to ensure they apply the principles of training, discipline and standards, which they embrace on duty, to their off duty activities as well.” The 2013 presentation is available at (AKO login is required).

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Community notes ... Community notes Veterinary hours

The Veterinary Treatment Facility will have an evening clinic May 1 with hours of operation that day from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The facility will be closed May 27 for Memorial Day and will close at noon on May 31 for inventory.

School registration Sarah Black fills out registration forms April 18 as her daughter, Gabriela works on letters. Wiesbaden schools held registration April 18-19 for the next school year.

Spring Cleanup

The U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden, tenant units and agencies will conduct Spring 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. A voucher program for flowers, mulch, etc. will be introduced in Wiesbaden this year during the cleanup. The voucher is good for €50 and can be redeemed at the Pflanzenhof garden center. Vouchers will be issued to residents living in single and duplex houses. The building coordinator will be issued one voucher per stairwell for multifamily buildings. The voucher program is for Clay, Aukamm, Hainerberg and Crestview housing areas. Newman Village is not included as the grounds maintenance and individual flowerbeds are still under warranty and will be maintained by the contractor. The voucher program gives residents the opportunity to pick the flowers, mulch, etc. with larger variety than selecting from prepurchased flowers at the Self Help Store. They will be issued May 6-17 and are valid from May 13-18. Vouchers will be issued fom the housing facilities branch in Building 1959. Building coordinators and residents must sign for them.

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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. 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 Rec 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. Call mil 335-5390 or 335-5254 for details.

Blood Drive May 16

photo support, classrooms and more. Call mil 337-5370 or visit for more information.

EFMP events

The Exceptional Family Member Program welcomes Carelease Kouneski, systems navigator, to connect families to resources. The program also hosts three events in May: Family Bowling Night May 8 at the Wiesbaden Entertainment Center; an adult coffee gathering May 9 at 10 a.m. at Texasstrasse 57, Building 7780; and Family Night potluck May 17 at 5:30 p.m. at Texasstrasse 57, Building 7780. Call mil 337-5254 or civ (0611) 4080-254 for more information.

Mothers of Preschoolers

The Wiesbaden Community Join fellow mothers (from Spouses Club and American pregnancy to kindergarten) to Red Cross invite all eligible share ideas at the Mothers of community members to give Preschoolers meetings the secthe gift of life during a blood ond and fourth Wednesdays of drive May 16 from 9 a.m. to 3 the month from 9-11 a.m. at the p.m. at the Tony Bass Fitness Clay Kaserne Chapel. Limited Center on Wiesbaden’s Clay child care is available — so Kaserne. Sign up in advance reserve a spot in advance. Email at New Auto Skills Center (click on “donate blood” and for more information. Wiesbaden’s new Auto Skills then “Landstuhl” to make an Transition Center Center, located on the north side appointment). briefings of Clay Kaserne (enter through Need training The Wiesbaden Transition the North Gate — on the other support? Center holds pre-separation side of the airfield) holds its Head to the Wiesbaden briefings for honorably transigrand opening on May 7 at 11:30 Training Support Center in tioning Soldiers (not retirees) a.m. The open house will feature Building 1032 and 1638 on Clay no later than 90 days before free food and beverages. Kaserne to arrange for a host of transition date. Briefings are Outdoor Rec training support including use of scheduled for May 9, June 13, highlights the Engagement Skills Trainer, July 11, Aug. 8, Sept. 12, Oct. The paintball field at the Call for Fire Trainer, HMMWV 10, Nov. 14 and Dec. 12 from 9 Rheinblick Recreation Complex Egress Assistance Trainer, 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 July 17 and Oct. 16. Career Status Bonus and Redux Retirement briefings will be May 9, June 13, July 11, Aug. 8, Sept. 12, Oct. 10, Nov. 14 and Dec.

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WiFi in Wiesbaden

Looking for a good place to enjoy some free WiFi service in the Wiesbaden military community? Head to one of the Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation facilities — the Wiesbaden Entertainment Center, Wiesbaden Library, Little Italy Restaurant and Catering Center, Warrior Zone or Wiesbaden Army Lodge to kick back and log in. WiFi is also now offered at the Wiesbaden Strong Teams Cafe dining facility on Clay Kaserne.

Family Child Care

Do you love working with children? Interested in working from home? Looking for an earning potential from $26,000 to $40,000 annually? Become a Family Child Care provider. Call civ (0611) 4080-329 or mil 335-5383 for more information.

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Schools page — Partners in education RoboWarriors honored at contest School bits May Fest school carnival

Wiesbaden High School’s Big Bucks for College organization hosts a May Fest school carnival May 5 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the school. The event will feature games, prizes, food, a silent auction, cake decorating contest, 5-on-5 football, 3-on-3 basketball and more.

OU enrolling for summer courses

The University of Oklahoma is now enrolling students for the Summer Semester. Sign up today to start or continue Masters of Human Relations or International Relations degrees. The Research in Human Relations course, HR 5023-223, will be offered June 4-9. Courses are taught face-toface or online by internationally recognized OU faculty. Each three-hour credit course is taught in a weeklong format, Tuesday to Sunday. Call mil 337-5937 or civ (0611) 705-5937 or email for more information.

Tuition assistance restored

The Army has restored tuition assistance for Soldiers for 2013. Soldiers can request tuition assistance for the remainder of the year. Eligibility and annual caps for assistance remain unchanged. For more information and to restart TA visit the GoArmyEd website at (USAREUR Release)

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@

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The Wiesbaden High School RoboWarriors competed in the Orlando FIRST Regional Competition March 7-9 and came in 45th out of 61 teams. The team competed in the Las Vegas FIRST Competition April 4-6 to place 19th out of 49 teams. Drew Parker was the number one selectee out of two for the FIRST Dean's List Finalist for the Las Vegas competition. The award celebrates outstanding student leaders whose passion for and effectiveness at attaining FIRST ideals is exemplary. He is invited to the FRC Championship in St. Louis, Mo., to compete for the FIRST Champion Dean's List. This is a huge honor and accomplishment. A panel of prior Woodie Flowers Award winners selected teacher and sponsor Frank Pendzich for the Woodie Flowers Finalist Award. This award celebrates effective communication in the art and science of engineering/design. Dr. William Murphy founded this award in 1996 to recognize mentors who lead, inspire and empower those around them by using excellent communication skills. “It's an honor to be associated with anything related to Woodie Flowers. He has been a hero of mine since his days at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the 2.70 Introduction to Design contest,” said Pendzich. “I'm still smiling because it was so unexpected.” “Our robot worked well in Orlando,” Pendzich added. “We were

Photo courtesy Frank Pendzich

Members of the RoboWarriors get ready to compete in a FIRST competition April 4 in Las Vegas. the first team to make it through inspection with just seven ounces to spare during weigh-in. We crated up the robot at the end of the competition to move it on to the Las Vegas regional with plans to fix the things that went wrong when we returned to school. “During the weeks between events we rewrote our programming, designed a new feeder and built the LED feedback indicator,” he said. We were successful, but we were unable to get our camera tracking system to work correctly. Our robot was (nearly) fully functional until later that afternoon. During a climb we suffered catastrophic failure in our lifting mechanism that we could

not fix. “So we strapped the shell down with zip-ties, forgot about climbing and relegated ourselves to shooting one pointers and playing defense for the remainder of the competition. We competed with vigor and were effective. At one point we ranked seventh in the competition, but our standing quickly deteriorated with the conclusion of each subsequent match. When the dust settled we fell to 19th place.” Readers can see photos of the robot, students and mentors as well as some video of tests and matches by visiting the RoboWarriors webpage at frc-2013-frau-pow-50.html.

caregivers. The Wiesbaden PtoP team has more than 35 workshops which Although not officially part of address every stage of a child’s the Army’s new Ready and Resilient educational journey. Parents and Campaign, the goals of the Wiescaregivers of infants and toddlers baden Parent to Parent program can learn about the importance of are similar. play, music, texture and reading Members of Parent to Parent, in early learning. For parents of a component of the Military Child elementary age children, PtoP offers Education Coalition, want military workshops such as Time Managechildren of all ages to be better ment for Kids, Avoiding Homework equipped academically and emo- Hassles, Learning Styles and many tionally for a kindergarten through more. 12th-grade school experience that Middle and high school stumay include frequent moves, dif- dents and their parents can benefit ferent school systems and deployed immensely from PtoP workshops parents. geared for older students including: Established in 2005 and funded Chart Your Course to Academic by the Department of the Army, PtoP Success, Keys to Success in Middle offers workshops throughout the School, Selecting the Right College community which provide educa- and many more. tional research, proven techniques, Families with children of all practical strategies and extensive ages can learn coping skills with resources to parents, teachers and some of PtoP’s workshops focused

on separation. These workshops include Staying Connected During Deployments; Raising Resilient Children; Redeployment/Reintegration; and Effects of Deployment on Children and Teens. PtoP’s team members bring both personal and professional experience to the job. Team members are current or former military spouses, former teachers and have been trained at MCEC’s headquarters in Killeen, Texas. In addition to workshops, PtoP also joins the Clay Kaserne Library for Story time for Preschoolers every other Thursday at 10 a.m. during the school year and twice a year hosts “Tell Me A Story” — a family literacy event. PtoP workshops are free and available to any group in the community. To schedule a workshop, or for more information about the program, email

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For your health Five important reasons to vaccinate your child You want to do what is best for your children. You know about the importance of car seats, baby gates and other ways to keep them safe. But, did you know that one of the best ways to protect your children is to make sure they have all of their vaccinations? Immunizations can save your child’s life. Because of advances in medical science, your child can be protected against more diseases than ever before. Some diseases that once injured or killed thousands of children, have been eliminated completely and others are close to extinction ― primarily due to safe and effective vaccines. One example of the great impact that vaccines can have is the elimination of polio in the United States. Polio was once America’s most-feared disease, causing death and paralysis across the country, but today, thanks to vaccination, there are no reports of polio in the

United States. Vaccination is very safe and effective. Vaccines are only given to children after a long and careful review by scientists, doctors, and health care professionals. Vaccines will involve some discomfort and may cause pain, redness or tenderness at the site of injection but this is minimal compared to the pain, discomfort and trauma of the diseases these vaccines prevent. Serious side effects following vaccination, such as severe allergic reaction, are very rare. The disease-prevention benefits of getting vaccines are much greater than the possible side effects for almost all children. Immunization protects others you care about. Children in the United States still get vaccine-preventable diseases. Resurgences of measles and whooping cough (pertussis) have occurred over the past few years. In 2010 the United States had more than 21,000

cases of whooping cough reported and 26 deaths, most in children younger than 6 months. Unfortunately, some babies are too young to be completely vaccinated and some people may not be able to receive certain vaccinations due to severe allergies, weakened immune systems from conditions such as leukemia or other reasons. To help keep them safe, it is important that you and your children who are able to get vaccinated are fully immunized. This not only protects your family, but also helps prevent the spread

of these diseases to your friends and loved ones. Immunizations can save your family time and money. A child with a vaccine-preventable disease can be denied attendance at schools or daycare facilities. Some vaccinepreventable diseases can result in prolonged disabilities and can take a financial toll because of lost time at work, medical bills or long-term disability care. In contrast, getting vaccinated against these diseases is a good investment and usually covered by insurance. The Vaccines for Children program is a federally funded program that provides vaccines at no cost to children from low-income families. To find out more about the VFC program, visit vaccines/programs/vfc or ask your child’s health care professional. Immunization protects future generations. Vaccines have reduced and, in some cases,

eliminated many diseases that killed or severely disabled people just a few generations ago. For example, smallpox vaccination eradicated that disease worldwide. Your children don’t have to get smallpox shots any more because the disease no longer exists. By vaccinating children against rubella (German measles), the risk that pregnant women will pass this virus on to their fetus or newborn has been dramatically decreased, and birth defects associated with that virus no longer are seen in the United States. If vaccination continues now and in the future, parents may be able to trust that some diseases of today will no longer be around to harm their children in the future. For more information about the importance of infant immunization, contact your local military treatment facility or visit (Courtesy of the Europe Regional Medical Command)

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e had a large turnout for this year’s Earth Day Photo Competition. Thanks to everyone who contributed. Our judges, including members of the U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Directorate of Public Works’ Environmental Division and Public Affairs Office, had a hard time choosing the winners as there were so many great entries. But in the end there can only be so many winners and the judges came to the following consensus: Our first place winner was Kim Johanson, a military family member, who shot the close-up of the bee and blossom (photo right) in downtown Wiesbaden this spring.

Second place went to Jennifer Dye for her sunset image (above). Nikki Williams took third place with her photograph, “First Snowdrop.” Our first runner-up image of a pair of ducks was shot by Denise Reese. Honorable mentions went to Hildegard Owens and Elaine Wright for photos of pollution and crocuses. Our three winners will receive Army and Air Force Exchange Service gift certificates and other prizes. The runner-up and honorable mentions will also receive small gifts. Winners can stop by the garrison’s Public Affairs Office in Building 1205 on Clay Kaserne to pick up their prizes.

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Eco-diversity at the Palmengarten Take a trip around the world with a visit to this botanical treasure trove Story and photos by Karl Weisel

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erman weather has a way of keeping everyone in suspense. But regardless of whether it’s the perfect summer’s day or cold and overcast, Frankfurt’s Palmengarten promises an escape into many different landscapes and climates. Set in the middle of the metropolitan banking capital, the Palmengarten offers visitors a chance to marvel at the incredible diversity of the plant kingdom. Paths lead one through an assortment of biospheres from the lush rain forests of South America to the cacti-covered terrain of the American West. As spring brings buds and blooms, the thoughts of those with green thumbs turns to spring planting. Special exhibitions throughout the year at the Palmengarten offer tips, plants and supplies for those planning a garden or flowerbox displays. Upcoming exhibits include Fruits and Vegetables from the New World May 16 through Sept. 22, Roses June 7-9 and a Festival of Lights June 8. But even outside the Palmengarten greenhouses, visitors will discover a rich assortment of colorful blossoms, herb gardens and more in the park. Crocuses and other spring flowers provide a rich palette of color throughout the large green space. A large playground area features slides, swings, a wading pool and more to keep younger visitors entertained for hours while parents set up picnic lunches. Visitors can also rent boats to paddle around a small lake filled with giant carp and water fowl. During the summer months the Palmengarten also plays

Visitors can explore a variety of botanical landscapes and climates while strolling through the various Palmengarten greenhouses and grounds (photos above and below).

host to a variety of concerts on an outdoor stage ranging from classical afternoon performances to contemporary jazz and world music. Various jazz bands will be featured every second Thursday starting at 7:30 p.m. during the warmer weather. Google Jazz im Palmengarten to see who’s playing. Entrance to the Palmengarten is at Siesmayerstrasse 63 (at the south end of the Grueneburg Park). Admission is €5 for adults and €2 for children up to age 14. The Palmengarten is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (later when

concerts are featured with an additional charge). For more information on the Palmengarten visit April 25, 2013

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Sports and leisure Games on for Wiesbaden

Sports shorts Charity Golf Tourney

The annual Kaiserslautern American-German Business Club Charity Golf Tournament will be held June 7 at the Championship Course of the Ramstein Air Base. Proceeds help fund the club’s scholarship for German and American students pursuing business-related courses at the university level. The event will be a scramble format with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Admission includes greens fees, use of an electric cart, driving range use and a steak dinner. Deadline to register is May 31 by sending an email to Tom Shaver at

High school championships

Photo by Linda Steil

This year’s high school soccer (May 20-23), baseball and softball (May 24-26) championships will be held in Kaiserslautern and Ramstein. The Department of Defense Dependents SchoolsEurope Track and Field Championships (May 24-25) will be held at the Kaiserslautern Stadium.

Amelya Hempstead hands a baton to Rashyanell Battle during a track meet at Wiesbaden High School April 3. Photo bottom right: U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Viking hockey team member Steve Manning (right) celebrates after his team scores a goal against Eintracht Frankfurt during the Rhein Main Hockey Liga championship game in Frankfurt April 13. The game tied 4-4, and the Vikings lost after Frankfurt scored an overtime shot. Photo bottom left: Participants in the Warrior Transition Battalion-Europe Commander’s Cup play wheelchair basketball in Schweinfurt April 4.

Unit-level volleyball

Head to the Wiesbaden Fitness Center. Cost is free. Call mil 337-5541 or civ (0611) 705-5541 for more information.

Recreational shooting

Head to the Wackernheim Range from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m 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.

Local tennis tournament

The Wiesbaden Tennis Open will be held April 28 to May 5 at the Tennisclub Bierstadt. The club invites Americans to join their German neighbors in the club. Visit www.wiesbaden-tennis-open. de for more information.

Volleyball Tournament

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

Free aerobics classes

Come to the Army Community Service cafeteria (Building 7790 in Hainerberg Housing) on Tuesdays from 9-10 a.m. for aerobics classes that are free.

Wiesbaden volksmarchers wanted

The Heidelberg International Wandering Club is looking at starting a new IVV volksmarch club for the American community in Wiesbaden ― the Wiesbaden International Wandering Club ― to continue the longtime tradition of volksmarching in Heidelberg and Mannheim. The new club could offer members bus trips to European volksmarches, an annual children’s volksmarch and more. If you are interested in becoming a future member of the Wiesbaden club, email Provide name, and contact information. For more information about the Heidelberg club visit

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Things to do ... Things to do Idstein Jazz Festival

The Taunus town of Idstein features its annual jazz festival June 21-23. Featured performers include the Dirty Boogie Orchestra, Milt Jackson Project, Donovan Aston, JayJayBeCe and the Syncopators. Tickets are €9 per day or €14 for all three days if purchased in advance (€2 more at the event). Visit www. for more information.

‘Take This Waltz’

Schloss Biebrich features the English-language film “Take This Waltz” April 30 at 6:30 and 8:45 p.m. Tickets are €5.

Rheingauer Schlemmerwochen

Vintners in towns along the Rhein River invite visitors to sample the local grape and culinary fare during the Rheingauer Schlemmerwochen April 26 to May 5. Enjoy hiking through the vineyards and special events in the towns from Flörsheim to Lorch. Visit for more information.

‘Fiddler on the Roof’ auditions

The Theatre Unlimited holds auditions for the classical musical “Fiddler on the Roof” at the Frankfurt International School June 1 from 10 a.m. to noon for children ages 9-12 and from 12:302:30 p.m. for children ages 13-17. Performances will be in February 2014. The school is located at An Der Waldlust 15, 61440 Oberursel. Visit for details.

Wine fests

Idstein holds a wine festival May 9-12. The Schiersteiner Wine Festival is May 9-12. Wiesbaden’s Henkell Sparkling Wine Distributor opens its doors for tours of the wine cellar, food, music and more May 11. Eltville and Rüdesheim celebrate the German Sparking Wine Days May 11-12.

USO trips

Join the Rhein Main Area USOs for trips to Karlovy Vary May 4, Keukenhof Gardens May 4, Schwetzingen May 4, Milan May 11, Königswinter and the

Drachenfels May 11, Rhein River cruise May 12, Riesling Route May 12, Disneyland Paris May 18, Weinheim May 18, Berlin May 18, Ronneburg May 19, Amsterdam May 25 and Mainau Island May 26. Stop by any local USO or call civ (0611) 4080 106 for more information.

Thought-provoking drama, ‘Doubt’ at Wiesbaden theater

The Wiesbaden English Language Theater presents the drama “Doubt” April 25, 26 and 27 at 7:30 p.m. The award-winning play is about faith and responsibility in a Catholic school in New York. Visit for more information.

Mineral Fair

The town of Freisen, located about five miles from Baumholder, holds a Mineral Fair May 11 and 12 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Various exhibitors and sellers from around Europe will be in the Bruchwaldhalle. For more information contact Wolfgang Diehl at

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Tom Cruise and Morgan Freeman face off in the sci-fi thriller, “Oblivion.”

At the movies April 25 to May 9 Taunus Theater

April 25 — Parker (R) 7 p.m. April 26 — The Big Wedding (R) 7 p.m. April 27 — Escape From Planet Earth 3D (PG) 4 p.m. The Big Wedding (R) 7 p.m. April 28 — The Croods 3D (PG) 4 p.m. Evil Dead (R) 7 p.m. April 29 — Parker (R) 7 p.m. April 30 — Oblivion (PG-13) 7 p.m. May 1 — Oblivion (PG-13) 7 p.m. May 2 — Olympus Has Fallen (R) 7 p.m.

May 3 — Pain And Gain (R) 7 p.m. Silver Linings Playbook (R) 9:30 p.m. May 4 — Escape From Planet Earth 3D (PG) 4 p.m. Pain And Gain (R) 7 p.m. Side Effects (R) 9:30 p.m. May 5 — Escape From Planet Earth 3D (PG) 4 p.m. Pain And Gain (R) 7 p.m. May 6 — Good Day To Die Hard (R) 7 p.m. May 7 — Side Effects (R) 7 p.m. May 8 — Pain And Gain (R) 7 p.m. May 9 — A Good Day To Die Hard (R) 7 p.m.

Rooney Mara and Channing Tatum star in “Side Effects,” a provocative thriller about a successful New York couple whose world unravels when a new drug prescribed by Emily’s psychiatrist (Jude Law) — intended to treat anxiety — has unexpected side effects. Photo right: Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence, both people with serious emotional issues, discover common ground in “Silver Linings Playbook.”

Silver Linings Playbook (R) — Pat Solitano (Bradley Cooper) has lost everything — his house, his job and his wife. He now finds himself living back with his mother (Jacki Weaver) and father (Robert DeNiro) after spending eight months in a state institution on a plea bargain. Pat is determined to rebuild his life, remain positive and reunite with his wife, despite the challenging circumstances of their separation. All Pat’s parents want is for him to get back on his feet and to share their family’s obsession with the Philadelphia Eagles football team. When Pat meets Tiffany (Jennifer Lawrence), a mysterious girl with problems of her own, things get complicated. 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 as he rescues 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 and Morgan Freeman. 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. Escape From Planet Earth (PG) — This animated family comedy catapults moviegoers to planet Baab where admired astronaut Scorch Supernova (Brendan Fraser) is a national hero to the blue alien population. A master of daring rescues, Scorch pulls off astonishing feats with the quiet aid of his nerdy, by-the-rules brother, Gary (Rob Corddry), head of mission control at BASA. When BASA’s no-nonsense chief Lena (Jessica Alba) informs the brothers of an SOS from a notoriously dangerous planet, Scorch rejects Gary’s warnings and bounds off for yet another exciting mission. But when Scorch finds himself caught in a fiendish trap set by the evil Shanker (William Shatner) it’s up to scrawny, risk-adverse Gary to do the real rescuing. .......................................................................... April 11, 2013 ................................................................................April 25, 2013 Herald HeraldUnion Union Page Page 17 17

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EVENTS Rhine Romanticism Exhibition Fri, Mar 22 – Sun, Jul 28 Museum Wiesbaden The ‘Rhine Romanticism’ – Nature & Art exhibition will be held at the Museum Wiesbaden from March 22 – July 28, 2013. Over 250 objects will be on display, including paintings, drawings and natural and cultural historic objects from the Mittelrhein to Untermain and Taunus regions. A Rhine river model will show visitors pertinent locations along the river, presenting them from a new scientific viewpoint. Wiesbaden and its healing water Sat, Apr 27 Wiesbaden, Stadtschloss Experience a special city tour through Wiesbaden starting from the historic entry of the Stadtschloss at 5 pm. First stop will be the Landtag (state parliament) where the group will taste the most famous local drink Äppelwoi (Apple wine). At the villa Soehnlein you will be provided with some facts about the first sparkling wine factory in the region and the emperor’s financial businesses. The end of the two hour tour is a tasting of Wiesbaden’s healing water for everlasting youth. Tickets are €11.50. For more information contact the Tourist Information Bureau Wiesbaden, 0611-1729930.

English city tour Sat, Apr 27 Wiesbaden, Tourist Information Bureau Learn interesting facts about Hessen’s capital on a special city tour in English starting from the Tourist Information Bureau Wiesbaden at 11 am. See the world’s spa city of the 19th century with its thermal water and different fountains. As well the tour guide will show you the highest building of the city, the market church, the old castle which is the Hessian parliament today and many more important sights. Tickets for adults are €8.50, for children under 12 years €4.80. Registration at the Tourist Information Bureau Wiesbaden is required, 0611-1729930. Wine and Tapas Sat, Apr 27 – Sun, Apr 28 Schwabenheim, Marktplatz Join the fun at ‘Schwabenheimer Wein Sommer’ starting on April 27 from 2 pm to 10 pm starting at the market place (Marktplatz). During the walking tour to different wineries in the city, you have the chance to taste wines and Rhine-Hessian tapas. A shuttle service to all wineries will be provided as well. Tickets are €30, including all tastings and 11 tapas. They are available in all participating wineries. For more info contact the association of winemakers in Schwabenheim, 06130-945305. International May festival Sat, Apr 27 – Fri, May 31 Wiesbaden, Hessisches Staatstheater

Enjoy Germany’s second oldest festival for acting, music, ballets and opera ensembles starting with a ceremonially opening at the Hessisches Staatstheater at 6.30 pm. The most famous stars of these genres will be visiting Wiesbaden during the event which was first held in 1896. From April 28 to May 5 a special week takes place, the Junge Woche (young week) where young talented people will show their program. Tickets are available at the Hessisches Staatstheater and www.maifestspiele. de (in German only) Kranzplatzfest Wed, May 8 – Sun, May 12 Wiesbaden, City center It is the 32nd anniversary of this special spring event celebrated around the Kochbrunnen, the Staatskanzlei and the Saalgasse from May 8 at 5 pm. A variety of bands will be playing Jazz, Rock, Pop and Soul to support the pleasant atmosphere in the city center. Meet old or new friends while tasting culinary specialties and having some drinks from the local area. No entry fee! For more info in German see www. Strawberry festival Thu, May 9 Ingelheim, Monastery Engelthal Taste delicious strawberry and wine specialties from 11 am to 6 pm at the strawberry festival and enjoy some time in the unique atmosphere of the monastery

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Engelthal. Take the chance and talk to experts about planting the tasty fruits yourself. Additionally a program for children will be provided with activities such as a creative play and a bouncy castle made of straw. CONCERTS Danko Jones Thu, May 2 Wiesbaden, Kulturzentrum Schlachthof The Canadian trio Danko Jones will play music with their usual mix of Rock’n’Roll, Hard Rock and Punk at the Kulturzentrum Schlachthof from 8 pm. This concert is also a promotion tour for the band’s latest album ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll is Black and Blue’. Tickets are €22.95 and available at (German only website) Asaf Avidan Fri, May 3 Frankfurt, Jahrhunderthalle See Asaf Avidan live at the Jahrunderthalle Frankfurt starting at 8 pm. The Iraeli singer and songwriter belongs to the great white hope of the current music scene. Because of his unique voice and music style experts compare him to stars like Robert Plant or even Janis Joplin. Tickets from €38.35 are available at (German only website)

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2009 CR-V EX-L 44,800 miles, Front Wheel Drive, Keyless Entry, Leather Seats, heated front seats, heated mirrors, power sunroof, ect. @Ramstein $18,500 US Spec 063718021880 2010 RAV-4, Excellent Condition, 21,185 miles, Gas City/Hwy 21/27 mpg, Automatic Warranty 3 Yr./ 36000 Mi. Located in Bad Reichenhall $17,000 drmillsjr@

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Starting Easter throughout the end of October our “Gutsrestaurant” and the “Vinothek” invite you to stop by and relax with fine wines and delicious small dishes.


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Culinary wine tastings, Wine & Dine events, concerts or readings – there is always something going on at Schloss Vollrads. Check out our website and our event calendar to find out more! 

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Mazda 323 F great running car, one owner, 5 speed manual, AUTOS power steering, 4 door, new battery, 107,500 km, inspection good All ads & pics can be viewed @ to Oct., all season tires, $2,700 0160 90320776 memcma@ 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan Mainstreet. 20000 Miles. Stow & Mazda 323 F, great running car, Go. Power Doors & Power Start. dealer maint., only 68k, new batteDVD entertainment system with ry, non smokers, insp. good to two wireless headsets. US Specs. Oct., 82 HP, a/c, 4 doors $2,700 $22500 0160 90320776 memcma@ 2011 mini countryman S. Less than 28k miles, in tip top shape, priced under NADA value. Just inspected and will pass Has sport package and moon roof $23,800

Mercedes 230 SLK Kompressor. Convertible hard top. Automatic. yr 2000. 118k km. Germ spec and insp till 2014. many extras. email for details. $9,900.00 Automatic 316i 1995 BMW origi- nally 99k miles, alloy rims tires, Mercedes E320, Station wagonblue. Inspection guarantee, excel- Family car, look and drive nice in lent cond. park sensors, Leather very good condition, for more in& heat seats and more, $3000. formation. Please call: 49-0151125-76760. 015117610336 BMW '04 520i Automatic, 171K km, German Spec, Blue Met / Grey cloth, Fully Loaded, Very Clean (non-smoker). E-mail 4 all details & pics. In Gelnhausen €8700 0172-970-3102 / pastor

Set of 4 used Alloy Wheels (Rims) with summer tires 235/40R 18, 2 Continental & 2 Cooper Zeon 2XS tires. 500 EU. Wiesbaden. sergela $650 0176-69350983

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COLLISON CENTER We at Auto Hollmann would like to invite you to stop by and visit our Collision Center. We have seven collision/paint technicians with a combined experience of years which enables us to fix your vehicle right the first time. We at Hollmann feel that our employees are our strongest asset so we work very hard to keep up to date with our training standards. Our techs are factory trained along with various accomplishments from the major paint manufactures.

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2008 Harley Road Glide. One of a kind custom. Bike is in Europe on a tour and can be delivered. Email for pic's and info. $17000 bill@the 2008 HD Super Glide with 14,000 miles. Bike is beautiful/garage kept since new. It is ready to ride when the good weather finally arrives $9000 gilligan.skipper@ 016099084709 Looking for a Harley-davidson motorcycle and parts. Bike can need some work or TLC or bad. Parts too. Make me your offer to: 0162 6409 207 WTB: Harley-Davidson

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Dancing group/club! Is anyone interested on starting a dancing group? We could meet and share our different dancing skills and create choreographies for fun. It could be Salsa, Hip-hop, Tap, Breakdancing, Merengue, Tango, Belly dancing, Samba, etc. Any dancing skills to teach, to learn, to practice. If you are interested in starting a group please e-mail me to discuss more details.

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Theta Theta Lambda Alumni Chapter celebrates 50 years in Germany. On May 18, 2013 Theta Theta Lambda celebrates its annual Black and Gold Scholarship Banquet at the Kurhaus, Wiesbaden, Germany and Scholarship Benefit Concert.We cordially invite all educators, private organizations, community leaders, and our local German national friends and colleagues to honor these proud and deserving young people as we honor them and their accomplishments.Theta Theta Lambda has provided more than $225,000 in scholarships to qualified Department of Defense Dependent Schools seniors and continuing education scholarships circa 1985. Scholarship recipients historically come from the surrounding military communities to include, Ansbach, Bamberg, Bitburg, Heidelberg, Hoehnfels, Kaiserslautern, Schweinfurt, Spangdalehm, Stuttgart, and Wiesbaden.For ticket information or questions please visit www.alphaineuro or follow us at twitter@ ttl50th and view the banquet commercial at 0UiFj5ncLqE

Seeking a liberal religious fellowship? For more info about Unitarian Universalism in Wiesbaden please contact John or Elizabeth at Tel. 016091320318 or keatma Tell 3 Women Because We Count Too: Military Women's Memorial Foundation are you in? You've earned it. No Cost to Register: 1 800 222 2294 or www.womensme

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Rectangular glass top coffee table, 30" x 57" - 17" high, tinted glass 3/8" thick, wooden base, glass alone worth over 200 euros. $40.00 Table lamps, leather lamp shade, self-collecting Height lamp 1 : 67cm Height lamp 2: 47cm €15 each, set 25€ +496302 981905 Wicker chair / basket chair Nice handmade wicker chair with yellow cusion. Self-collecting €50 +496302 981905

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