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Vol. XVI, No. 5

Dec. 5, 2013

News flash

Safety Showdown

Head to the Community Activity Center on Clay Kaserne for winter safety training, displays and the Jeopardy-style Safety Showdown Dec. 11 starting at 9 a.m. Cheer on members of local units during the competition which starts at 1:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome.

Eagle 360

American Forces Network listeners in Wiesbaden can now get live streaming radio services on their computer desktops and mobile devices. AFN 360 Internet Radio, launched Dec. 3, offers eight streaming radio channels including a local station and seven additional streams of news, sports talk, political talk and music. In addition to music and talk shows, AFN 360 features local and regional information. Visit and select AFN to get streamed AFN Wiesbaden The Eagle radio. (Defense Media Activity News Release)

Holiday safety

When preparing for the holidays keep safety in mind. If you have a fresh tree, make sure it is kept watered, use a sturdy holder, keep it away from heat sources and make sure lights have a factory label assuring they have been factory tested. Never connect more than three sets of lights on the same extension cord and keep them away from the water under the tree. Never place candles on your tree.

Inside Native American Heritage Celebration

Soldiers, students team up to present diverse program. See page 7.

Michael Schueller (left), a facilities engineer with U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden’s Directorate of Public Works, confers with a construction foreman about kitchen enhancements in one of the right-sized apartments in Aukamm Housing. Photo right: Hartmut Kunz, a carpenter, installs a bathroom cabinet in one of the renovated apartments.

Major fixup in Aukamm Housing Story and photos by Karl Weisel

U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Public Affairs Office

When the $12 million Whole Neighborhood Revitalization project in Wiesbaden’s Aukamm Housing wraps up early next year, 84 “rightsized” apartment units will be available to incoming families. Quality-of-life enhancements

Whole Neighborhood Revitalization project ‘right-sizes’ and upgrades 84 apartments include new kitchens, flooring, appliances, various other features and expansion to meet the Army standard for space allocation to military families. The first of the 12 buildings renovated in the Army Corps of

Engineers project underwent a final inspection in mid-November, said Donald Meyer, U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden’s housing manager. After a few minor corrections are fixed, the building should be ready

for new residents by the first or second week of December with all of the buildings slated to be completed by the end of March 2014. “Planning for the project See Fixup on page 3

Delegates raise issues at AFAP Conference By Karl Weisel

U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Public Affairs Office

Providing parcel pick-up lockers at the Postal Service Center, a water fountain at the Wiesbaden Library and better informing all community members about local sexual assault incidents were among a host of issues raised at Wiesbaden’s Army Family Action Plan Conference Nov. 18-19. “This is a great effort every year,” said Dr. Robert Kandler, U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden deputy commander, in welcoming delegates to this year’s conference held at the Wiesbaden Entertainment Center.

Jam On

Concert brings U.S., German students together. See page 8.

“Every year something has come out of this” — whether at the local level or being raised up to the Department of the Army for consideration. “Here in Wiesbaden AFAP has changed dramatically in the five years that I’ve been here,” said Army Community Service’s Annikka Trabucco, Wiesbaden Outreach and AFAP coordinator. With the increase of regular submissions through the Interactive Customer Evaluation system, or ICE (more than 14,000 in fiscal year 2013), which are responded to throughout the year, Trabucco said, there have been fewer issues raised See AFAP issues on page 3

Merkers Mine Hikers head underground for a unique volksmarching experience. See page 12.

Photo by Karl Weisel

ACS staff members welcome Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jose Garcia, 66th Military Intelligence Brigade, to this year’s AFAP Conference.

Commentary Force protection Past kidnapping is reminder of need for everyone to remain vigilant stop in front of the apartment a short while later. U.S. Army Europe On two occasions, a pair Public Affairs Office of terrorists posed as utility Terrorist tactics may have meter readers to gain access changed over the years, but to Dozier’s apartment. U.S. Army Europe force Force protection officials protection experts say one said this should have aroused thing will always stay the suspicion, because in Italy it same — remaining vigilant for is unusual for a utility comthe signs of terrorist activity pany to send two workers to can help stop the bad guys in perform this task. their tracks. Unfortunately, no one One example that hap- picked up on these signs of the pened within the Army in suspicious behavior displayed Europe is the kidnapping of by Dozier’s stalkers. After a Maj. Gen. James Dozier from month of being watched he his home in Verona, Italy, in was kidnapped and taken to December 1981. an apartment in Padua. Dozier, then deputy chief Force protection officials of staff for the Southern Euro- said Dozier later admitted that pean Task Force, was abducted he did not take the terrorist by the Red Brigade terror threat seriously and was lulled group and held captive for into an “It can’t happen here” 42 days before being rescued. mindset. Three years earlier the While this incident is more group had kidnapped former than 30 years old, antiterrorItalian Prime Minister Aldo ism experts say it still provides Moro and kept him captive 55 valuable lessons and reminds days before murdering him. Americans in Europe that The Red Brigade had con- there are real threats. sidered several U.S. general They offered a few pointers officers for abduction, but that can help people avoid beultimately selected Dozier. coming targets: F Be vigilant Force protection officials for suspicious or abnormal say the factors influencing his behavior; F Become familiar selection included his status as a senior leader, lax personal se- with local culture and habits; curity and predictable patterns F Vary travel times and routes of behavior that facilitated the to become less predictable to terrorist or criminal elements; terrorists’ attack. The kidnappers conducted and F Confirm the identities surveillance on Dozier’s of workers or other visitors apartment before the attack, a before granting them access common tactic used to gather to homes or workplaces. Most of all, the experts information for target selecadvise members of the Army tion and attack planning. Group members often in Europe community to restood at a nearby bus stop port suspicious activity using for long periods, staring at the iWatch and iReport links the general’s apartment. The found on all Army home pages watchers rarely got on a bus, in the theater or go to the or would sometimes ride the USAREUR reporting site at bus, but got off at the same Commentary by Sgt. Daniel Cole

Ask the commander Editor’s note: Have something you’d like to share with the commander? Visit the garrison’s Facebook page (Garrison Wiesbaden), send an ICE comment or contact the C o m m a n d e r ’s Hotline (click the Feedback link on the garrison home page).

books now that I don’t have to dread looking for parking. I can’t tell you how happy I am to have had such an easy morning running errands. My three kids and I are so grateful, and with cold, wet weather in our future, I hope you keep up the hard work, and keep those parking tickets coming. Response: Thank you, Heather, for letting us know that the ticketing of illegallyparked vehicles and the ensuing repercussions are having a positive effect on the parking situation on Clay Kaserne. On Dec. 2 our director of Emergency Services notified about 180 second-time offenders that they are at risk of losing their driving privileges for 30 days if they get a third offense (in accordance with Garrison Command Policy Letter No. 11). I appreciate the fact that more people are beginning to understand that short-term parking is limited on Clay Kaserne and should be left to community members like you who truly need it.

Great postal support

Aaron B. commented: I would like to recognize Joel Arbour for providing outstanding, professional, timely, courteous, knowledgeable, customer-oriented and friendly postal services. Despite customers pouring out of the doorway, Mr. Arbour continued to provide top-notch postal services with a positive attitude. Response: Way to go Joel, and thanks to Aaron for letting the community at large know about another highly motivated garrison employee. Great job.

Still time to give: With this year’s Combined Federal Campaign-Overseas having been extended through Dec. 6, service members and federal employees still have time to give to their favorite charities. Visit

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Wait for Housing help

Sylvester A. remarked: On Nov. 15 at 7:30 a.m. only three customers were Col. David Carstens, waiting (for asU.S. Army Garrison sistance at the Wiesbaden Housing Office), commander but it took more Inappropriate signs than 30 minutes for any counJennifer C. asked: What is selor to take any of us — yet they the protocol for removing inap- close at 10:59 a.m. for walk-ins. propriate advertisements from Response: I’m sorry to fencing surrounding American hear you had such a long installations and housing areas? wait Sylvester. I checked with Response: Good question, the Housing Office and was Jennifer. Community members informed that the contractor, can call the garrison’s Instal- Aspen LLC, saw 34 customers lation Operations Center at between 7:30 and 11 a.m. It civ (0611) 705-1490 and inap- was obviously a busy morning propriate signs will be removed in the Housing Office. Again, the next duty day. sorry for your wait, but am glad to hear that they were able to Library staff kudos Bill H. reported: Thanks take care of you within a reaagain to Reginald Stewart and sonable amount of time despite his staff in supporting the Wies- the large number of patrons. baden Cub Scout program. Mr. Parking situation Stewart reserved a computer Heather A. observed: I just space to accommodate my Bear wanted to say a quick “Thank Cub Scout den of 10 boys so You” to everyone involved with they could accomplish one of improving the parking situation their achievements in learning the history of Wiesbaden online. on Clay. Today is the first time I appreciate his willingness to I have been able to find a spot always take care of our needs to park at the bank, welcome with Scouting visits to the li- center and post office without having to drive in circles. I used brary — class act. Response: Thanks for shar- the new drop box at the library ing your experiences at the Wi- also, and I can’t tell you how esbaden Library and the great awesome it is to not have to support you received from the lug all the kids in to return our staff — another example of books. It was very convenient garrison employees doing all and will help me avoid overdue

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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)

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News and features News flash Extended postal hours

The Wiesbaden Postal Service Center has extended its hours during the holiday period. The APO is open from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and the package pickup window from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays. Both are also open on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Dec. 21. The center will be closed Dec. 25 and Jan. 1. Don’t forget that the holiday mailing deadlines (for mail to reach stateside locations) are Dec. 10 for priority parcels and first class letters and cards; Dec. 17 for express mail.

Send holiday greetings

Want to send a holiday greeting back home to be aired on SiriusXM radio? The Joint Hometown News Service has partnered with SiriusXM radio to allow military men and women anywhere in the world to call and record a message to be aired during the holidays. Call toll-free (888) 776-2790 or mil (312) 733-4660 and provide rank, full name, hometown, where you’re stationed and a quick greeting. (Courtesy of Gary Bautell, AFN-Europe)

VA telephone scam

Veterans Affairs warns veterans of a scam involving attempts to contact the VA by phone. Reportedly scammers are using a phone line number that is one number off from the Veterans Benefits Administration National Call Center and the GI Bill Call Center. Numbers to be avoided are (800) 872-1000 (the actual VA NCC number is 800-827-1000) and (888) 442-4511 (the correct ...VA GI BCC number is 888-442-4551). Both fraudulent call centers appear to be attempting to gather personal information for identity theft. VA officials noted that they would never ask for a credit car number or banking information over the phone. If you feel you are a victim of a fraud, contact the Federal Trade Commission at 1-877382-4357. Visit for more information about reporting financial fraud.

Legal Assistance hours

The Wiesbaden Legal Assistance and Claims offices are open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m.; Thursdays from 1-4 p.m. The offices are closed the first Friday of every month for Readiness Day activities and all federal and training holidays. To speak to an attorney call civ (0611) 705-4725 to make an appointment. Powers of attorney and notaries are done on a walk-in basis.

Religious holiday events

Immaculate Conception Masses will be held Dec. 9 at noon at the Clay Chapel and at 6 p.m. at the Hainerberg Chapel. On Dec. 24 a Children’s Mass will be held at 4 p.m. at Hainerberg Chapel, Lessons and Carols are at 5 p.m. at Clay Chapel, a Community Protestant Christmas Eve Service is at 6 p.m. at Hainerberg Chapel and a Christmas Eve Midnight Mass is at midnight at Hainerberg Chapel. A Christmas Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Dec. 25 at Hainerberg Chapel and a Gospel Service Watch Night will be held at 9 p.m. Dec. 31 at Clay Chapel.

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Continued from page 1 through AFAP which only meets once a year locally. Trabucco attributed a very customeroriented ICE system in Wiesbaden, which isn’t always the case in every garrison, she said. “You can see the difference at the AFAP conferences where ICE isn’t working.” Where AFAP issues raised at the local level deemed worthy of further consideration can’t be solved locally, they are elevated to the Installation Management Command-Europe/U.S. Army Europe level where they are considered, along Photo by Karl Weisel with those from garrisons throughout EuFederica LeMauk helps facilitate a break-out session at the rope, before being passed up to the Army Wiesbaden Army Family Action Plan Conference. level if higher-level attention is deemed issues at the conference out-brief: appropriate. “If it’s an issue that’s larger W Post Office Parcel Pick-up and Finance Services than the local area it will be elevated up,” she said. “Ninety to 95 percent of the issues in the past were Availability; W Smoking Outside Stairwell Housing; taken care of locally. But that’s starting to change W No Drinking Water in the Library; since the implementation of ICE.” W Lack of Medical Care Providers for Non-Tricare In AFAP’s 30-year history, 692 issues have been raised to the DA level, with 128 of them resulting in Prime Members Outside the Continental United States; W Lack of Medical Care Providers in U.S. Army legislative changes, Trabucco said, adding, “The isGarrison Wiesbaden; sues are continually looked at throughout the year.” W USAG Wiesbaden Personnel’s Awareness of Among past issues raised through the annual Wiesbaden AFAP Conference is one allowing survivors Sexual Assault Incidents. The issues now move to the garrison commander to use Space Available travel — addressed at the 2010 conference. Although not yet resolved because it to be considered and addressed locally or passed up concerns families in all of the services, the issue has to the IMCOM-E/USAREUR level to be further admade its way up to the Department of Defense level dressed by a focus group. “Your input on this is very important,” said Dr. and is being taken extremely seriously, Trabucco said. At this year’s conference in Wiesbaden, delegates Robert Schloesser, director of Family, Morale, Welspent two days raising, researching and considering fare and Recreation, in thanking the volunteers who a host of quality-of-life issues impacting service participated in this year’s conference. “Thank you members, family members and civilians. Leaders of all for being here — these were great report-outs and the two focus groups described the following final cooperation within the groups.”

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Continued from page 1 started more than two years ago,” said Meyer, with it being approved in fiscal year 2012. “This Whole Neighborhood Revitalization project is part of the housing master plan to get all of our housing assets up to the Army standard,” he said, explaining that the end result is “a better quality of life for residents and more security.” Besides interior upgrades within the individual units — taking 12 apartments, knocking out or building new walls to create nine larger units in each building — the buildings are undergoing a host of other construction work to greatly upgrade each building. These include new insulation and fresh paint, renovated balconies, better lighting, laundry facilities in each apartment and separate dining and living areas in many apartments. Design plans also called for better energy use, he said, including energy-efficient bulbs (same wattage, less energy consumption) and more energy- and resource-efficient appliances. “Another enhancement is in the basement storage areas. We took out the wire mesh walls and windows and put in floor-to-ceiling metal doors,” Meyer said. “Some of these buildings will be smoke and pet

free,” he added, for those residents suffering from allergies or who would prefer to live in a building without smokers or pets. Housing officials will closely monitor demand to see if more or fewer buildings should be designated smoker- and pet-free. “Residents will sign a waiver when they move in,” the housing chief said. If they decide their status has changed while living in a smoker- or pet-free apartment than they will be welcome to move, he said, “but they will have to pay for their move.” Future planning calls for similar projects in Crestview and Hainerberg Housing. “We’ll sit down with the Transformation and Stationing Management Office and Army Family Housing representatives to figure out what our total need is based on the demographics and number of people living in the Wiesbaden area. We’ve reached our peak as far as housing (demand) is concerned. … We’ll stay at this level for a while and will try to raise the remaining units up to the Army standard,” he said, explaining that the goal is to further transform the Wiesbaden military community to offer a quality of life commensurate with the service provided by military members and their families under the Army Family Covenant. .............................................................................. Dec. 5, 2013

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News and features From the blotter

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

Nov. 14 Assault — Two Soldiers are being charged with assault consummated by a battery, obstruction of justice and making a false official statement. Assault — A noncommissioned officer is being charged with assault consummated by a battery.

Nov. 15 Vehicle damage — A civilian employee became a victim when an unknown person fled the scene after damaging the employee’s vehicle while it was parked on Clay Kaserne. Assault — A family member is being charged with assault consummated by a battery, damage to government property, obstruction of justice, interfering with a 911 call and civilian misconduct.

Nov. 17 Traffic accident — An NCO is being charged with a traffic accident: Improper backing. Traffic accident — A family member is being charged with a traffic accident: Failure to yield the right of way.

Nov. 18 Traffic accident — A civilian employee is being charged with a traffic accident: Making an improper U-turn, negligent bodily injury, failure to report involvement and civilian misconduct. Drunk driving — A Soldier is being charged with drunk driving, fleeing the scene of a traffic accident, failure to maintain control and damage to property. Assault — A family member is being charged with aggravated assault, dangerous disruption of the flow of traffic, domestic violence and civilian misconduct.

Nov. 19 Vehicle damage — A Soldier became a victim when an unknown person fled the scene after damaging the Soldier’s vehicle while it was parked in the Clay Kaserne parking garage.

Nov. 20 Vehicle damage — A civilian employee became a victim when an unknown person fled the scene after damaging the employee’s vehicle while it was parked in the Clay Kaserne parking garage.

Nov. 23 Assault — An NCO is being charged with simple assault and domestic violence.

Nov. 24 Drunk driving — A family member is being charged with drunken driving, provoking speech/gesturers and civilian misconduct.

Nov. 25 Assault — An NCO is being charged with simple assault and domestic violence. Disorderly conduct — A Soldier is being charged with drunk and disorderly conduct, weapons violations, unlawful possession of a weapon, and communicating a threat.

Nov. 26 Traffic accident — A civilian employee is being charged with a traffic accident resulting in damage to property.

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Food for those in need

School drive contributes to community Food Bank By Karl Weisel

U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Public Affairs Office

Students, parents and teachers teamed up to make the holidays a little brighter for those in need this holiday season. A nonperishable food drive, organized by Wiesbaden Middle School’s National Junior Honor Society, Wiesbaden High School’s National Honor Society and the Wiesbaden Education Association collected 12 boxes and 14 shopping bags full of everything from cranberry sauce to pumpkin pie filling, pet food to stuffing mixes. “We wanted to do this as a service project to help people who don’t have enough food,” said eighthgrader Jarred Edwards, a member of the middle school’s National Junior Honor Society. Several teachers, parents and Edwards stopped by Army Community Service in Hainerberg Housing Nov. 22 to drop off the donated fare to ACS’s Food Bank. “All of this was done in a week,” said Sally Jones, sponsor of the middle school’s National Junior Honor Society. “It’s pretty amazing — you say we want to do this and everyone comes out to support it.” Edwards added that teachers made a special effort to see who could collect the most food for the drive. “Some teachers got very competitive,” he said, adding, “It makes the students feel proud to help somebody out.” Both the middle school and high school plan additional charity drives in the coming months — to raise money (to be given to the American Red Cross) to help those impacted by the typhoon in the Philippines and to gather winter coats for those in need locally. Details will be announced soon, Jones said. Anyone in need of non-perishable food is welcome

Wiesbaden Middle School National Junior Honor Society sponsor Sally Jones and eighthgrader Jarred Edwards deliver non-perishable food to the Army Community Service Food Bank Nov. 22. to stop by ACS (across from the Wiesbaden Entertainment Center) during hours of operation weekdays, said ACS’s Michelle Stosich. “Community members can just come to the front desk and say they’d like some food. No questions will be asked about their income.” People are also welcome to donate non-perishable food items to ACS’s Food Bank throughout the holiday season, she added. Call ACS at civ (0611) 4080-234 for more information about the Food Bank or donating items.

Autumn is a time when burglars become more active. As the days get shorter, the number of home break-ins goes up. “Many thieves will spend no longer than 60 seconds trying to break into a home,” said Joseph Day, chief of Law Enforcement at the U.S. Army Europe Office of the Provost Marshal. “Good locks and good neighbors who watch out for each other can be big deterrents to burglars. “Did you know that in almost half of all completed residential burglaries, thieves simply breezed in through unlocked doors or crawled through unlocked windows?” Day said. He recommends people lock their doors whenever they leave their house, apartment or barracks room, even if only for a short time. F If your doors don’t fit tightly in their frames, install weather stripping around them. F Every external door should have a sturdy, wellinstalled dead bolt lock. F Instead of hiding keys outside your home, give an extra key to a neighbor you trust. F Thieves hate bright lights. Install outside lights connected to a motion sensor.

F If your front door has a peep-hole, always use it before opening the door. F Make a list of your valuables — DVD players, stereos, computers, jewelry. Take photos of them, list their serial numbers. F Ask your MP Station for a free home security survey. “When you travel, leave shades, blinds and curtains in normal positions and have a neighbor pick your mail up,” Day advised. He also suggests you create the illusion that you’re at home using trusted neighbors or timers that will turn lights on and off in different areas of your house throughout the evening. Lights burning 24 hours a day signal an empty house. He also offers the following tips: F Don’t advertise that you will be away from your home. Give the information only to people who need to know such as your landlord or trusted neighbor. F Never leave a message on your answering machine that indicates you will be away for a specific time. Say “I’m not available right now.” More tips on home safety are available at www.

Photo by Karl Weisel

Deter burglars during hours of darkness

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News and features

Avoid distractions to prevent accidents apparatus is helpful, but it can’t prevent you from becoming involved in a conversation and losing concentration. Your best defense is to pull off the road and stop in a safe place before using your phone.

$ File, clip, or polish your nails? If you answered yes to any of the above, you are driving while distracted and are at risk of an accident. Drivers inadvertently focus their attention away from the road, thus putting themselves and their families/passengers in jeopardy.

When driving, do you ever: Distractions, such as texting, and driving are a $ Talk on the cell recipe for disaster. phone? station — causes more accidents than $ Tune the radio? anything else. $ Eat, drink or smoke? A report by the National Highway $ Pick something up from the floor Traffic Safety Administration indicates or between the seats? that inattention caused 68 percent of $ Read, write? rear-end crashes. Other kinds of crashes $ Reach for the glove compart— backing up, lane changes and merging ment? usually caused by a driver not recogniz$ Clean the inside of the winding an obstacle or by a driver failing to shield? pay attention. $ Argue with another passenger? Cell phones $ Comb or brush your hair? Using a cell phone while driving $ Break up fights between your increases your chance of getting into a kids? crash by 400 percent. When dialing a $ Put on makeup? phone number or engaging in intense $ Put on contact lenses or use eye conversation, you’re not watching the drops? road like you should. A “hands-free” $ Shave?

l Avoid talking while driving. l Avoid taking your eyes off the road. l Keep both hands on the wheel. l Avoid driver fatigue l Stay focused on the road. l Don’t daydream. l Don’t drive if you are tired. l Share the driving responsibilities on long trips. l Don’t drive when angry or upset. l Emotions can interfere with safe driving. Wait until you have cooled down or resolved problems to drive. l Avoid “gawking” or slowing down to look at a crash or other activity.

By Manar Sadek-Shaw U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Safety Office

Driver inattention is a major contributor to highway crashes. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that at least 25 percent of police-reported crashes involve some form of driver inattention. Driver distraction is one form of inattention, and is a factor in more than half of these crashes. Distraction occurs when a driver is delayed in the recognition of information needed to safely accomplish the driving task, because something within or outside the vehicle draws his attention away from driving. The presence of a triggering event distinguishes a distracted driver from one who is simply inattentive or “lost in thought.” Driver distractions or inattentive driving play a part in one out of every four motor vehicle crashes. That’s more than 1.5 million collisions a year — more than 4,300 crashes each day.

Inattention fuels most accidents

Many accidents are caused by actions as simple as tuning the radio or as innocent as glancing at a dog on the sidewalk. Carelessness or inattention — even for a second to change the radio

TKS clarifies analog to digital change for AFN viewers Beginning in December 2013, TKS will commence phasing out support of its analog cable television service at numerous government housing areas throughout Germany. TKS Basic Cable TV will be phased-out at all locations by the first week of 2014. The transformation of service will effect approximately 364 households in 17 housing areas. This will impact customers in Wiesbaden’s Aukamm Housing in the first week of January 2014. Where available, existing analog TKS Basic Cable TV customers will have the opportunity to request a free switchover to TKS’s new digital television service known as

How to avoid being Have you been a distracted distracted driver? Stay focused and pay attention.

Photo illustration by Elaine Wright

If you need to use your cell phone while driving

v Pull off the road and stop in a safe place before using your phone.

easyTV. The service offers over 100 premium USA and international cable television networks, including 47 high-definition channels, a basic subscription starts at only €19.95 monthly. Note: At this time, there will be no effect on AFN broadcasts. All existing (analog) AFN channels will continue to be available to viewers via the TKS cable network — until further notice. TKS officials said they notified analog cable TV subscribers of the planned transformation of service in the latter part of November. (TKS Release courtesy of the Army and Air Force Exchange Service’ Europe’s Public Affairs Office) .............................................................................. Dec. 5, 2013

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Engineering the future, in 500 words or less By Jennifer Aldridge

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Europe District, Public Affairs Office

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Europe District, challenged Wiesbaden Middle School students to explain, in 500 words or less, why they are interested in pursuing science, technology, engineering and math careers. The winners — Pete Greig, Chuck Oliver and Isabella Lee — representing the sixth, seventh and eighth grades, respectively, were selected from a pool of 80 contest entrants by Department of Defense Dependents Schools officials. The essays detailed Greig’s interest in robotics engineering, Oliver’s love of cars and mechanical engineering, and Lee’s fascination with roller-coaster engineering. Identifying students that have an interest in STEM and helping them develop their interest is a priority for Lt. Gen. Thomas Bostick, USACE commander and chief of Engineers. This event was an opportunity for Europe District to partner with the middle school to inspire young students to pursue STEM, said Lt. Col. Andy Hemphill, district deputy commander. “Our country needs lots of engineers and people Photo by Jennifer Aldridge who are smart and capable of performing in science Wiesbaden Middle School’s Pete Greig, Chuck and technology realms,” he said. “We need them to Oliver and Isabella Lee work on a STEM project. support our economy and improve the lives of people in our nation and across the world.” his varied professional experience working on mines, This was the start of a new program, Hemphill tunnels, bridges, roads, quarries and infrastructure. said, as he welcomed the winners and their principal, He said his engineering degree has afforded him Dr. Susan Hargis. the chance to travel the world. “Working in Korea, “We had a STEM essay contest at the middle Germany and the U.S. has allowed me to be what I school, one for each grade, to identify students who always wanted to be, a world traveler,” he said. have an interest in STEM,” he said. “This was an To give the students a feel for the breadth of the opportunity to work with the school and bring the district’s mission requirements and expertise, Jennifer winning students into the district to see what engineers Schmeltzle, a special projects engineer, discussed her do on a day-to-day basis.” job working throughout West Africa, the Balkans Hemphill kicked off STEM Adopt-a-Student and the Baltics. A civil engineer, Schmeltzle joined Day with a mock ribbon-cutting ceremony and an USACE as a Department of the Army intern after awards presentation. This was followed by an inforgraduating from college. Currently, she manages mal question-and-answer session with Hemphill and the construction of health clinics, libraries, schools, Tim Hess, the district’s event champion and Missile a deaf center, an amputee care center and a garbage Defense Agency Program chief. During the Q&A, Lee asked district leaders collection center in Europe and Africa. These projects what courses she should focus on to prepare for an are executed through U.S. European Command and engineering degree. The answer was, unanimously, Africa Command humanitarian-assistance programs. Lee said USACE’s special projects science and math. Adventures interested her the most. “I think it is im“I am going to take computer science in STEM pressive that you use your knowledge not classes, something to help me get familiar only to protect America, but to help other with making models on computers,” she countries by building schools and libraries,” she said. Lee. “I think most high schools also have a robotics “You help everyone in the world.” club, so that would help me a lot.” Vanessa Pepi, an Environmental Branch project Tara Clark, a district MDA mechanical engineer, manager, discussed her work with protected animal and Keith Martin, an MDA project manager, provided a snapshot of their work on Aegis Ashore ballistic populations, including turtles, birds and bats, while missile defense projects, designed to protect NATO Lisa Scott highlighted the importance of environmenallies in Europe. They also showed a missile-intercept tal sampling and remediation, or cleanup. As the presentations concluded, Oliver looked test video and shared a link to “The Interceptor,” down at the slew of notes on his page and said he MDA’s video game. Oliver, the seventh-grade winner, said the MDA learned a lot about what everyone at the Corps of presentation was his favorite part of the day. “MDA Engineers is doing. “There are so many mixtures; was cool because they are blowing stuff up; so that there isn’t just one main thing the corps does,” he said. is always fun,” he said. The students asked questions and took notes, said Following the discussion on intercepting missiles Erika McCormick, an event organizer and member in outer space, Jason Cade, a licensed mining engineer of the district’s Environmental Branch. “I was very and district project manager, spoke about his experi- impressed with their attentiveness and willingness ence blowing things up underground. Cade described to engage in conversation and activities,” she said.

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“Chuck, Pete and Isabella represented their community and school extremely well.” McCormick led the students in an environmental sampling exercise. She started off by dressing them in personal protective equipment. It is critical to wear safety gear when sampling soil and water for environmental contamination, McCormick explained. She also asked the students to select nicknames, to make the activity light-hearted. Once “Squishy Ducklings” (Greig), “Chuckie” (Oliver), and “Pantasmagnia” (Lee) collected their equipment, they headed outside to dig and bail samples. Each student collected soil and groundwater. They worked as a team to record their samples, just like McCormick and her colleagues do on USACE project sites. According to Greig, his sixth-grade science class hasn’t done anything similar to this activity. “I like working with dirt and figuring out what compounds are in it,” he said. The day culminated with a tour of an active USACE construction site. Jay Martinek, a district project engineer at Clay Kaserne, met the students to discuss the evolution of engineering and share plans for the parking structure, sports fields and Consolidated Intelligence Center, currently under construction. After equipping the students with hard hats and safety vests, Martinek escorted them to the top of a USACE-built parking structure for a bird’s-eye view of the construction site. Last year U.S. Army Europe headquarters moved from Heidelberg to Wiesbaden, adding more than 2,500 Soldiers, civilians and family members to the community here. USACE constructed a 12-story park house to help accommodate the growing installation. Now the district is constructing an eight-story, 600 parking-space garage, adjacent to the completed garage, to further alleviate parking congestion on base. As Martinek led the tour, he pointed out another key Wiesbaden transformation project, Newman Village. Martinek was responsible for bringing 326 single-family and duplex townhouses to fruition, as the lead project engineer. Today, one of the homes belongs to Oliver and his family. “Thank you for making my new house awesome,” he said to Martinek. When the tour concluded, the students were eager to talk about their day with USACE. It was not only educational, but really fun and exciting, Lee said. “It made me feel even more excited to become an engineer. But now that I know about all the different fields, I want to explore them more before I decide what kind of engineering I want to go into. Nothing is set in stone,” she said. In middle school, it can be difficult to settle on a particular career, but Lee, Oliver and Greig seem to have their minds set on engineering. “I wanted to be so many things when I was younger like an astronaut, grocery bagger, soccer player, physician, and even, an adventurer. But there has been one profession that always made my head spin and sparked my fascination,” Greig wrote, in his essay. “I would like to be an engineer when I am older, because I think it is the most interesting thing in the whole world.”

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USAG Wiesbaden — Wackernheim, Wiesbaden Wiesbaden Middle (Michael Davis, far left) and High School students portray characters in Indian traditional tales. Photo left: Col. Kathy PrueOwens talks about self-identity.

National American Indian Heritage Month: Story and photos by Karl Weisel

U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Public Affairs Office

Performers from Wiesbaden Middle School and High School had a captive audience Nov. 27 during the 5th Signal Commandhosted National American Indian Heritage Month Celebration. As narrators recounted legendary tales passed down from generation to generation among Cherokee, Sequoia and Algonguin tribe members, their fellow students acted out the characters in the Native American stories.

Guest speaker Col. Kathy Prue-Owens, deputy commander for nursing at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center and medical surgical nursing consultant to the Office of the Surgeon General, talked about what it means to define and honor one’s heritage. “Today I’d like to link our self-identity with our heritage and our culture,” Prue-Owens told the mostly school-age audience, saying that there are many factors which define an individual’s identity. Whether one’s family background, place

of birth, friends or coworkers have a role, “I ask you to think about what your self-identity is about. … What’s going to help guide your destinies. … Every one of us is defined by something.” She said it is important to learn from one’s family and others to help define self-identity.

Students, speaker delve into identity, traditions

“My family has ensured that our beliefs and customs are passed on from one generation to the next,” she said. As people age and pass away, taking with them knowledge of what went before, it’s vital that people start early to learn from them before they go. “Who’s going to help you do that as

people pass on,” she asked. “As we continue to celebrate National American Indian Heritage Month, I ask all of you to learn a little bit more about your brothers and sisters to the left and to the right of you,” said Col. Mitchell L. Kilgo, commander of the 5th Signal Command, in concluding the event.


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USAG Wiesbaden — Wackernheim, Wiesbaden Jam On

Inspiring friendship among German, American youths man and American youths to inspire U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden more creativity. Public Affairs Office “Your projects What expression would you use to motivated us. … The describe an event that encourages friend- ideas they came up ship through song? with … we didn’t “Jam On” is the response that Ger- want to let go of those man and American youths gave Nov. people,” said Cath15 for the event that featured music and erine Dallmer, of dance performances at the Wiesbaden the Leonardo Club, High School. about the atmosphere “I straddle between the cultures … generated from havI’m very pleased to see these cultures ing the American united under one of my passions,” said youths participate in Natalia Lynch, event co-emcee, who the Leonardo Projsaid as an American she attends Ger- ect, a program that man school and is a musician in the was established 10 band Volition. years ago. Jam On, the event that featured musiPeter Witmer, cians from nine different schools was an U.S. Army Garrison idea that was spawned from Wiesbaden Wiesbaden school High School’s first involvement with liaison officer, said Strings, from Oranien School, performs a classical piece for the audience during Jam On at the Leonardo Project — where 1,500 he was invited to a the Wiesbaden High School Multipurpose Room. It was the group’s first performance, like students from 35 area schools submitted meeting by the Leon- many of the groups that performed. competitive projects in categories such ardo administrators as music, technology, communication and proposed the mer, who said he loves to do things that myself. It was very good for me.” and social awareness. idea of holding a variety show to bring bring people together and inspire new And though the event is past, orgaAs a result of the school’s participa- the young artists and musicians together ideas. “Musicians inspire each other.” nizers hope relations and such gathertion the leaders of the Leonardo Project in hopes of inspiring more ideas toward Several of the young performers in ings among the youths will continue. desired to have more occasions that furthering relations. the show welcomed the experience and Leonardo association leaders formed the facilitated the coming together of Ger“When people come together, you saw it as an opportunity to showcase Leonardo Club in the summer to faciliget all sorts of things their talent and draw on inspiration from tate year-round engagements between inspired,” said Witmer, the other artists. Wiesbaden’s German and American who said that bringing “I’m happy to play with the Ameri- youths. together the youths of the cans and to see the different performances “Let’s get this going. We can have two cultures was a long from everyone,” said Katherine Peters, wonderful events as a partner,” said held dream. Leibnizschule Big Band saxophonist, Dallmer, who encouraged military comWhile any of the adding, “I hope to do this more often, munity youths to sign up to be members Leonardo Project catego- and to make time to do this.” in the club. “You’ve got to be a part of ries could have inspired “I have the chance to sing and show the city life. It will be great to have you other types of events, people what I love,” said Damion Chlo- mix in … gaining different opportunities planning and hosting a pecki, vocalist in the Carl-von-Ossietzki and experiences while in Wiesbaden.” music variety show was School rock band, who said he hopes one Youths can learn more about the club day to perform on a world tour. “It’s great at and register Carla Spellerberg of the Carl-von-Ossietzki seemingly effortless. “Everybody under- to enjoy the music of everyone. It’s good by sending an email to leonardoclub@ School rock band lays down the beat for a cover stands music,” said Wit- to gain a new experience and improve of the Eagles’ “Hotel California.” Story and photos by Chrystal Smith

The Wiesbaden High School Marching Band gives the audience a sampling of the sound of music played at American football games during Jam On.

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USAG Wiesbaden — Wackernheim, Wiesbaden Holiday assistance stirs community’s benevolence By Chrystal Smith

U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Public Affairs Office

Being kind to strangers is a holy urging. And especially during the holiday season, it’s second nature for most. The Holiday Assistance Program, administered by Army Community Service, bolsters the community’s desire to show kindness to others through gift giving while helping those who may be in need during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday season. “People are very enthusiastic to give,” said Irma Sneed, Survivor Outreach Services coordinator, of the community’s response to the Angel Tree program. “People look forward to

the opportunity to help others who are less fortunate.” In the community, Angel Trees are standing at several locations — Power Zone, Exchange, Toyland, Andrews Federal Credit Union, the Community Bank branches and ACS — adorned with tags bearing the gift wish of a child in need in the community. It is designed wo that a person can take a tag and return an appropriate gift to the drop box. The gifts are then made available for the recipients to collect. This year the gifts are available for pickup at ACS from Dec. 18-24. While ACS would step in and supply presents where Angel Tree gift wishes go unanswered, Sneed said that in the three years she

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has worked with the program it has not been warranted due to the community’s enthusiasm for giving. “This would not be possible without the community’s generosity,” said Sneed. The effort of two community members in the past few years not only has brought holiday cheer to the several families and individuals, but also to the ACS staff. Sneed said that Andrea Faublas and Yvette Teal have been the driving force for gathering Angel Tree donations from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers personnel and their fellow church members to sponsor families in need during the holidays. “They are helping us enormously,” said Sneed, adding that they collect specific gifts the families need such as clothes, shoes, toys and gift cards. Additionally, the ladies collect gifts for about 20 to 30 children in the community

by using the Angel Tree tags provided by ACS. “They are doing so much for those families by engaging and encouraging people to help others who are less fortunate,” said Sneed, adding that “they not only take the tags, but they make sure they are all returned.” And though the entire effort of the community gives the program life, Sneed said that the highlight is witnessing the surprise of the gift recipients and learning of the impact the gifts make on some individual’s holiday. “They don’t even know sometimes,” she said. “They tell us that if they didn’t get something from us otherwise they wouldn’t have been able to buy something for their children.”

This year, ACS and the Holiday Assistance Program is also partnering with the chaplaincy and is receiving support from the Wiesbaden Community Spouses Club to offer gift cards to community members in need. Individuals can submit need requests to the ACS. Although the program focuses efforts on the holidays, ACS staff reminds community members that the Community Food Bank is another assistance project aimed at helping families during the holidays. Contact ACS for more information about the Holiday Assistance Program or the Community Food Bank by visiting the facility in Hainerberg Housing Building 7790 or call mil 3355234 or civ (0611) 4080-234.

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Community notes ... Community notes Bank/credit union closures

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Andrews Federal Credit Union will close Christmas Day Dec. 25 and New Year’s Day Jan. 1. It will close at 1 p.m. on Christmas Eve Dec. 24 and New Year’s Eve Dec. 31. All Community Banks will be closed Dec. 24-26 and Jan. 1. The banks will close at noon on Dec. 31.

Congratulations to the following Volunteers of the Month for November: Lori Adams, Ron Voyer, Amanda Riggs, Chrissy Frasco, Lisa Ross, Amber Collins, Kimberly Kay, Claudia Welch, Margaret Spencer, Charlotte Frillmann, Criss Davenport, LaTayah Williams, Sabine Reighard-Orf, Jason Fisico, Jeffrey Ellis, Essie Smith, Lori Kilian, Charles Blake, Gabriel Morgan, David Buzard, Monae Kouneski, Capt. Lonnie Williams, Spc. Michael Adams, Andrea Childerhose, Julie Shackelford, Nell Williams, Amanda Ravensbergen, Gina Lee, Ariel Smith, Deja Body, Debra Smith, Shay Davis, Cathy Kemp, Spc. Angela Rivera, Airman 1st Class Ashley Jones, Jessica Ratchford, Sgt. Maj. Carlton Smith, Gabriel Morgan, Lt. Col. Brian Wright, Erika McCubbins and Sgt. Maj. Christopher Williams.

Closed for party

The following Wiesbaden Logistics Readiness Center facilities will be closed Dec. 13: Central Issue Facility, Driver’s Training and Testing, Property Book Office, PPO (HHG In/ Outbound), Hazardous Material Reuse Center, POV Inspection Point, Transportation Motor Pool, Quality Assurance. In an emergency call civ (0162) 297 4827. Carlson Wagonlit/ SatoTravel will close at noon. In an emergency call civ (866) 422 9428.

Click-It or Ticket

The Military Police will be out in force during the holidays at checkpoints to make sure all drivers are buckling up, not using cell phones while driving (unless hands-free devices) and never drinking and driving.

WCSC highlights

The Wiesbaden Community Spouses Club holds the following upcoming events: Rüdesheim coffee, cake and Christmas market Dec. 16; Frankfurt Christmas market by train Dec. 16 and visit to the English Theater Frankfurt to see “Saturday Night Fever” in January (date to be announced). Visit for more information.

Holiday Tree Lighting

Join fellow community members at the Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony on Clay Kaserne Dec. 6 from 5-9 p.m. The event will be held between the Gen. Shalikashvili Mission Command Center and

Planting for the future

Photo by Tomekia Williams

Aukamm Elementary School students and staff join Dietrich Kröger, a local orchard owner, in planting an apple tree at the school Nov. 26. The longtime supporter of the school annually visits to give students a hands-on opportunity to make fresh apple juice from apples grown in his orchard. the Wiesbaden Fitness Center. Enjoy live entertainment, children’s activities, a visit by the jolly old elf, food beverages and more.

Next CIB Jan. 28

The next Community Information Briefing will be held Jan. 28 at 9:30 a.m. in the Community Activity Center on Clay Kaserne.

Red Cross classes

The Wiesbaden Red Cross offers a CPR/AED/first aid class Dec. 7 from 9-11:30 a.m.; a CPR for the Professional Rescuer Dec. 14 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and a Babysitting with Pediatric CPR and First Aid class Jan. 2-3 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call civ (0611) 705-1760 or stop by the Red Cross Office in Building 1206 on Clay Kaserne for details.

CDC special opening

The Clay Kaserne Child Development Center (Building 1502) holds a special opening Dec. 13 from 6:30-11:30 p.m. Reservation

deadline is four days in advance. Call Parent Central Services at civ (0611) 705-7928 for de.

‘American Girl’ social

An “American Girl” social for girls ages 6 and above is held every third Saturday of the month at 10 a.m. (next one is Dec. 21) at the Wiesbaden Library on Clay Kaserne. Girls should bring their American Girl dolls with to the social. Activities will include the reading of an American Girl book, artwork, discussion of etiquette, tea and cookies. Make reservations (as space is limited) by calling the library at civ (0611) 705-1740 or Joyce Schloesser at civ (06128) 489 202.

BOSS highlights

Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers hold movie nights at the Warrior Zone Mondays from 6-8:30 p.m., an X-Box Tournament Dec. 6 at 6 p.m., ice skating at the Christmas market Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. and a special free BOSS/USO Christmas dinner Dec. 19 at 6 p.m. Call civ (0611) 705-5042.

on Mississippi Strasse (by the lodge) in Hainerberg Housing. Many cars only need minor repairs to pass inspection, and all known faults are noted. Call civ (0611) 705-6679 for details.

Culture College

New to the Wiesbaden area? Join the monthly Culture College Dec. 9-11 to learn about helpful community resources, German culture, basic German, German shopping, public transportation and more. Call Army Community Service at civ (0611) 4080-234 for details.

Financial readiness classes

Army Community Service holds a Successful Money Management class Dec. 11 from 2-3:30 p.m., checkbook management Jan 8 from 2-3:30 p.m. and First Term Soldiers training Jan. 16 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Call civ (0611) 4080-254.

Transition Center briefings

Soldiers and their families need to plan for their transition from the military back to the civilian world. Visit the garrison’s home page at www.wiesbaden. for information and a schedule of upcoming transition classes.

Thrift Shop holiday boutique

Looking for inexpensive gift ideas? Stop by the Wiesbaden Community Spouses Club’s Thrift Shop Holiday Boutique Thursday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on the first and third Saturdays in December. The shop is located across from the Power Zone on Mainz-Kastel Storage Station.

Youth of Year nominations

Do you know a young person who should be nominated as this year’s Youth of the Year? EFMP Family Bowling Nominations are currently beThe Exceptional Family ing accepted by Wiesbaden’s Member Program hosts Family Child Youth and School SerBowling at the Wiesbaden En- vices. Contact Aaron Chapuis, tertainment Center Dec. 11 and Wiesbaden Youth Program Looking for a car Find your next car at the Auto Jan. 8 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Call director, at civ (0611) 4080-391 Skills Bid Lot. Cars are located civ (0611) 4080-254 for details. for details. .............................................................................Dec. 5, 2013

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Sports and leisure Sports shorts Coaches training

Wiesbaden’s Child, Youth and School Services hosts a winter sports program NYSCA Coaches Training and Certification Course Dec. 7 and 14 at the Tony Bass Fitness Center on Clay Kaserne from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call civ (0611) 705-7928 for more information.

Eighteen holes at Rheinblick Hikers exit the elevator 500 meters below the surface to enter the mine. Photo right: The view of the entrance from outside the Merkers Mine.

Heading underground Wiesbaden hikers enjoy unique volksmarch experience Story and photos by Karl Weisel

U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Public Affairs Office

After hiking through the mine for an hour or so, we half expected to see a hobbit or a dwarf ahead of us in the dimly lit passage. As the murmur of fellow marchers faded into the distance, the only illumination was the glowing orange salt rock in the walls and stones on either side, snared by the beams of headlamps and flashlights. The journey began outside the Merkers Mine in Thuringia. After joining a large crowd of hikers waiting to pick up a start card, obtain a helmet and to descend 500 meters by elevator into the mine, we were ready to set off on the rock-hewn trail far below the entrance. After walking four kilometers, all the while peering into other passages on either side of our trail, we reached the first control point. Our start cards were stamped and water was provided. Then it was off for another four kilometers, descending another 300 meters along the way, to reach the crystal cave set just beyond another control and water break. While some of us turned around at the point and hiked back uphill some eight kilometers through the darkness to the mine entrance, others hopped aboard waiting trucks which made their way up another passage back to the base of the elevator. Among the many volksmarchers in the mine on Nov. 23 were members of the Wiesbaden International Wandering Club. “The Wiesbaden club is a legacy of

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the Heidelberg Wandering Club,” said turned memorial at Point Alpha on the James Meredith, a civilian employee former inter-German border, upcoming with U.S. Army Europe and club mem- trips include marches and visits to the bership chairman. “The club is actually Cologne Christmas Market and Paris. still growing.” The club meets the third Monday of With regular meetings and bus trips the month at 7 p.m. at the Im Landchen to volksmarches all over Germany and Restaurant and Sportsbar in Wiesbadenbeyond, the club welcomes anyone Erbenheim. Visit the website for the interested in making new friends and address, details on upcoming trips and exploring the trails around Europe. membership. “Interested people can come to our The Merkers mine, which is about monthly meetings or visit our website, two hours northeast of Frankfurt between for more Bad Hersfeld and Bad Salzungen, hosts information,” Meredith said. various sporting events and concerts Participation in a volksmarch with deep underground throughout the year. the Wiesbaden International Wandering Having ceased functioning as a Club offers lots of benefits, he added, working mine in 1993, today it serves including the chance to “get involved as a museum. with the local culture, nature and history; Tours are available all year long, taste the local food; enjoy music and during which visitors will learn about meet the people. And it’s healthy too. the mine’s history, including its use as “In addition to all of the on-post a hiding place for gold and artwork by events, this is important for the Ameri- the Nazis during World War II. cans to get involved with the local For more information visit the Erlebculture,” he said. “It’s safe, easy and a nis Bergwerk Merkers website at www. comfortable way to get involved with the local community — and stay healthy. You can also make new friends — an all-around good experience.” Many of the club’s hikes combine volksmarching with a unique visit to a notable site in Europe. While the recent hike at Merkers offered a chance to wander through the former East German salt mine and a visit to the A hiker captures an image of crystals at the nearby, U.S. border post/ 800-meter mark in the mine.

The new greens on holes 10-18 are now available for play at the Rheinblick Golf Course. Phase II of the new greens construction project on holes 1-9 is now complete and available for play as well. Consider also using the Rheinblick club house for conferences and special events. Call Darwin Baecker at civ (0611) 5059 2713 for more information.

Jingle Bell Jog

The Wiesbaden Fitness Center invites runners for a five-kilometer Jingle Bell Jog on Dec. 21 starting at 9 a.m. Call civ (0611) 705-5541 for details.

Shooting opportunities

Wiesbaden’s Hunting, Fishing and Sport Shooting program hosts recreational shooting at the Wackernheim Range Dec. 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $8 for members or $12 for non-members. Participants must be age 14 or older and accompanied by a parent or legal guardian adult. A free Range Safety Certification course will be offered Dec. 7 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Wackernheim Range. Participants must have a German hunting license (or Waffenbesitzkarte) and a valid U.S. ID card. A Sport Shooting Knowledge Course and Test will be held Dec. 7-8 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Cost is $60. Contact Outdoor Rec to register or call civ (0611) 705-5760 for more information.

German hunting course

Wiesbaden’s Hunting, Fishing and Sport Shooting program holds its next German hunting course Feb 11 to April 19. Cost is $200. Classes meet Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 6-9 p.m. Call civ (0611) 705-5760 for details.

Watch NFL Football

Head to the Cappuccino Casino on Sundays from 7-10:30 p.m. to watch NFL Football.

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Photos by Lisa Young

Cub Scout Bowlathon

Members of Cub Scout Pack 65 enjoy a day of bowling during a fundraiser at the Wiesbaden Entertainment Center Nov. 16. The Scouts raised funds through pledges for Scouting activities and earned their bowling pin by explaining the rules of the game.

Things to do . . . Things to do . . . Things to do

Both the Cappuccino Casino and Wiesbaden Entertainment Center host New Year’s Eve parties Dec. 31 starting at 8

Head to the Strasbourg Christmas Market Dec. 14; Paris Dec. 14-15; the Nuernberg Christmas Market Dec. 21; Tropical Island Galaxy in the Black Forest Dec. 21-22; Greece and Italy Dec. 22 to Jan. 2; or Calella, Spain, Dec. 27 to Jan. 2 with Wiesbaden Outdoor Recreation. Call civ (0611) 705-5760 for more information.

Christmas Cabaret

Christmas Market time

The town of Rüdesheim on the Rhein River holds a Christmas Cabaret and ballroom party Dec. 21 at the Mein Bahnhof (Rheinstr. 3). Cost is €26. Visit

Bus to Christmas market

Hop on the free Hochheim Christmas Market bus Dec. 7 to enjoy the holiday offerings at the market. Community members can catch the bus at the Army Lodge in Hainerberg Housing at 3 and 5 p.m. or at the Clay Kaserne Main Gate at 3:15 and 5:15 p.m. Buses will depart from the market to return

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Celebrate the season with a visit to a traditional German Christmas market. Nearby ones are in Wiesbaden through Dec. 23, Frankfurt through Dec. 22, Mainz through Dec. 24, Idstein Dec. 6-8, Eltville through Jan. 1, Ruedesheim through Dec. 22 and Hochheim Dec. 6-8.

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to Hainerberg and Clay Kaserne at 6 and 8 p.m.

Wiesbaden’s Amelia Earhart Playhouse presents the popular musical “Babes in Toyland” Dec. 5-8, 12-15 and 19-22. Show times are Thursday to Saturday at 8 p.m., Sundays at 3 p.m. Cost is $15 for adults, $10 for students and seniors. Call civ (0611) 816-2473 for reservations.

Wiesbaden’s Child, Youth and School Services offers a host of Schools of Knowledge, Inspiration, Exploration and Skills classes including violin, piano, guitar, ballet, contemporary dance, tae kwon do, swimming and driving. Call Parent Central Services at civ (0611) 705-7928 for details.

Join the USO at a special concert by the Hessen Polizei Orchestra Dec. 10 at 6:30 p.m. at the Hainerberg Chapel. Head to the Hainerberg Food Court Dec. 14 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to take photos with Santa. Rhein Main Area USOs offer trips to Bastogne: Battle of the Bulge Dec. 7; Prague Christmas Market Express Dec. 7; Cologne Christmas Markets Dec. 7; Mosel River Christmas Markets Dec. 8; Paris Express Dec. 14; Frankfurt Christmas Market Dec. 14; Trier Christmas Market Dec. 14; Ludwigsburg and Stuttgart Christmas Markets Dec. 15; Heidelberg Christmas Market Dec. 21 and Christmas magic in Grado, Italy; Dec. 23-28. Stop by any area USO

or call civ (0611) 4080-106 for more information.

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The USO brings a wealth of special guests, including members of the Duck Dynasty cast — Jep and Willie Robertson, professional athletes Adam LaRoche and Matt Light, Grammy winner Bridget Kelly and radio personality Nephew Tommy — to Wiesbaden for a special event in the Wiesbaden Fitness Center Dec. 12 at 4 p.m. The event is free to all U.S. ID cardholders.

p.m. The WEC party, costing $12.50 includes a live video DJ, champagne toast, party favors, finger foods and more. The Cappuccino Casino bash features free snacks, giveaways and DJ Stan.

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For your health By Carrie Shult

Health Educator for the U.S. Army Public Health Command

My friend and I measured our blood pressure at a grocery store station this week. What should have been a quick exam changed when his blood pressure measured 135/100. All of a sudden commercials flashed through my head: “High Blood Pressure Kills� and “The Silent Killer.� We did some detective

work on high blood pressure and determined that “blood pressure� is the force of blood pushing against the walls of the arteries as the heart pumps. If this pressure rises and stays high over time, it can damage the body in many ways, such as heart attack and stroke. Next, we wanted to know what the risk factors are that increase the chance of developing high blood pressure. Here they are: family history, advanced

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said 44 percent of the sodium we eat comes from only 10 types of foods: breads and rolls, cold cuts and cured meats, pizza, poultry, soups, sandwiches, cheese, pasta dishes, meat dishes, snacks. Your biggest bang for the buck is to eat less processed and restaurant foods. Check the nutrition facts on food items and choose lower sodium versions. In addition, choose fresh fruits and vegetables. Try these additional tips for reducing the sodium in your diet: FBuy fresh, plain, frozen or canned “with no salt added� vegetables. FUse fresh poultry, fish and lean meat rather than canned or

processed types (deli-meats). If you use canned meats, rinse them to remove some of the sodium. FUse plain rice and noodles. Packaged foods such as flavored rice, ramen noodles, and macaroni and cheese are higher in sodium. F Choose “convenience� foods that are lower in sodium. Cut back on frozen dinners, pizza, packaged mixes (instant soup, flavored rice, macaroni and cheese), canned soups or broths, and salad dressings. FSparingly use condiments such as salad dressings, soy sauce, steak and barbecue sauce. FLimit salted snacks such as chips, pretzels and nuts.

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Schools page — Partners in education Schoolbits Youth photographers wanted

The U.S. Consulate General and the city of Frankfurt seek 20 young Americans and Germans ages 14-21 who enjoy engaging with other youths and like being creative. Together with a professional photographer, the participants will take trips to get to know the Frankfurt Rhen-Main Region and each other better, to exchange ideas and to record their impressions in photos. The best photos or photo series will receive an award at an awards presentation on German-American Friendship Day in October 2014. For more information and to get involved contact Dr. Kirsten Gerstner at the U.S. Consulate in Frankfurt, at civ (069) 7535-8824 or by email at

High school happenings

Wiesbaden High School holds the following upcoming events: SAT testing at 7:30 a.m. Dec. 7, JROTC Military Ball at the Community Activity Center at 7 p.m. Dec. 6, ACT testing at 7:30 a.m. Dec. 14, winter concert at 7 p.m. Dec. 17 and 18.

Holiday concerts in local schools and at the Christmas Market

Seniors gain job experience through Career Practicum Story and photo by Kierra Carr Special to the Herald Union

Seniors who have all their required credits in order to graduate, have the privilege of gaining valuable work experience. This course is called Career Practicum and it is treated like a real job. Before starting the program, students must first prepare by taking personality tests, career field tests, creating cover letters and resumes. All of these essentials are aimed at helping determine the kind of work they would most enjoy. It also helps them decide what career they would like to pursue after high school. After that, the scholars must find out if there are jobs in Hainerberg or Clay Kaserne that fit the job they desire. Once the search is over, it’s time to schedule an interview with the supervisor. This can make some applicants anxious. “I was nervous before going into the interview,” said senior Anthony Sterling. “But once I got into the room, the supervisor made me feel very comfortable.

Wiesbaden Middle School features a Christmas Concert in the middle school gym Dec. 12 at 5:30 p.m. Aukamm Elementary School holds a winter music program at 1 and 6:30 p.m. Dec. 17. All four Wiesbaden Department of Defense Dependents Schools will be represented by school music makers at the Wiesbaden Christmas Market Dec. 15 from 2-4:30 p.m.

Child Find screening

Hainerberg Elementary School will conduct Child Find screening for children ages 3-5 on Dec. 6. Call civ (0611) 408-0354 to make an appointment if your preschool child is experiencing difficulty in his or her development that might cause problems when he or she starts school.

UMUC registration

The University of Maryland University College Europe is now holding registration for its spring 2013 classes which run from Jan. 13 to March 9. UMUC will launch its cybersecurity and management master’s degree programs starting in January. Stop by Room 12 in the Education Center in Building 1023E on Clay Kaserne or call civ (0611) 705-5917 for more information.

Wiesbaden High School senior Anthony Sterling works at the Wiesbaden Fitness Center as part of the Career Practicum program.

He also gave me the basic rundown of how everything is done.” Sterling and senior Khalil Harrison work at the Clay Kaserne Fitness Center. “Fitness is a field I want to go into in college. I want to be a physical trainer. Working at the gym gives me the opportunity to observe trainers and how they operate their classes,” said Sterling. Both Sterling and Harrison said the experience has been very instructive. “I learned that there’s more to being a trainer than just helping people get in shape. There’s a lot of paperwork they have to compute and preparations that come into play,” said Harrison. “The greatest part about working at the gym is that once all our work is done, we have free time to stay active and use the gym equipment to our advantage,” he added. While working at the gym, they clean the equipment, keep the gym tidy, work the information desk and schedule classes for trainers. These are just a few of the tasks handled by the students. Senior Savannah Simmons wants to study physical therapy. As a part of the high school’s career practicum program she is working with a physical therapist at the Wiesbaden Health Clinic. “It’s really hands-on and a great learning experience. Last week I went to the elementary school to check out the children for potential problematic growing pains and scoliosis. It was great getting the feel for how it works,” said Simmons. For this reporter, the program provides the opportunity to work at the garrison Public Affairs Office. That has meant writing newspaper articles, proofing other articles, creating photo shows and announcements, running a Wiesbaden Teens’ Facebook page, and interviewing people for Herald Union articles such as this one. These are valuable skills that may one day help in a future career in journalism. Career Practicum can be an eye-opener. People can make an assumption on how a certain occupation operates — but actually seeing what happens behind closed doors provides a whole different perspective. Not only can it provide a look at how a specific career works it can also help in making a career choice.

Apply for Wiesbaden Community Spouses Club scholarships

The Wiesbaden Community Spouses Club invites high school seniors and continuing education students to apply for scholarships through Feb. 28. Download an application at

Aukamm highlights

Aukamm Elementary School holds a Parent Teacher Association meeting Dec. 5 at 8:15 a.m., a Principal’s Coffee Dec. 5 at 9 a.m., a Santa’s Workshop Dec. 12-13, a winter music program Dec. 17 at 1 and 6:30 p.m. and a school Spelling Bee for grades three to five Jan. 22.

Hands and words

Hainerberg Elementary School Principal Penelope Miller-Smith (photo right) joins students in designing “Hands and Words Are Not For Hurting” artwork. The event, organized by Wiesbaden ACS, illustrated the positive things that can be accomplished with hands and words. ............................................................................ Dec. 5, 2013

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Spc. Tyasia Gilmore (from left), Spc. Ashli O’Bryant and Sgt. Christopher Balles prepare to welcome guests to the Strong Teams Cafe on Thanksgiving.

Behind the scenes on

Thanksgiving Celebrating the hardworking crew at the Strong Teams Cafe Story and photos by Karl Weisel

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hat does it take to deliver a Thanksgiving feast to more than 1,500 people at the Strong Teams Cafe? Four turkeys, 26 hams, eight steamship round roasts, four cases and 84 cans of sweet potatoes, 160 pies, 18 boxes of cornbread mix, attention to detail, weeks of preparation and hours spent cooking, decorating and serving — among other things. “It’s all worth it when you see all of the people here enjoying the food and spending time with their families,” said Staff Sgt. Shawn Shannon, dining facility manager andone of the many Soldiers and civilians hard at work hours before the big Thanksgiving feast on Wiesbaden’s Clay Kaserne Nov. 28. “My wife and child are

coming here as well.” “We start prepping roughly two to three months in advance of Thanksgiving,” said Sgt. 1st Class Daniel McGowan, senior food operations sergeant. “That includes planning, ordering the decorations and making sure the trucks get here on time.” As the serving hour neared, McGowan said they were projecting about 1,600 diners for the holiday meal. “Last year we had a head count of 1,321.” The dining facility manager said he was proud of the hard work and dedication of the Strong Teams staff and gave a hat’s off to the many late nights spent by the men and women in preparation. “Without them, none of this would be possible.” “I’ve been doing this for eight years now in Wiesbaden,” said Rudolph Rudolfo, supervisor of the civilian staff, explaining that one gets used to the heavy demand for service on

“You’re tired, but it’s a good feeling to see the customers happy.”

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the holiday. “I’m very happy to see the kids smiling,” Rudolfo said. “You’re tired, but it’s a good feeling to see the customers happy.” As the last ice sculptures, cakes, decorations and shrimp cocktails were put in place; cooks stirred huge pots of carrots and soup; and roasts waited in the serving line for the first customers — Tracy Anderson and John Huebner were busy doing pre-wash in the kitchen. “Thanksgiving means sharing — helping people out,” said Anderson, “such as back in the States at soup lines. This gets you in the Christmas spirit.” “We’re here more than we’re at home,” added Huebner. As the 11 a.m. opening time neared, guests lined up ready to stream into the Strong Teams Cafe with gratitude for the tireless efforts of the hardworking crew in the Strong Teams Cafe. As one diner observed, “The meal was great and the decorations beautiful. Thanks to all who made it possible.”

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Photo left: Officers and senior NCOs serve community members during the Thanksgiving meal. Photo below: Staff Sgt. Shawn Shannon arranges cakes representing Wiesbadenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s units in the lobby. Photo below bottom: Patrons dig into the holiday feast.

Pvt. 2 Falmon Smith brings shrimp cocktails from the kitchen to the dining area for guests. Photo left: John Huebner (left) and Tracy Anderson wash utensils during the Thanksgiving meal preparation on Nov. 28. Dec. 5, 2013

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Jason Statham (left) stars as a former DEA agent who moves his family to a small town to escape his past, only to find it being run by a meth distributor (played by James Franco, center). Also stars Winona Ryder (right).

At the movies Dec. 5-19 Taunus Theater

Dec. 5 — Delivery Man (PG-13) 7 p.m. Dec. 6 — Homefront (R) 7 p.m. Dec. 7 — Frozen (PG) 4 p.m. Homefront (R) 7 p.m. Dec. 8 — Frozen in 3D (PG) 4 p.m. Homefront (R) 7 p.m. Dec. 9 — The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (PG-13) 7 p.m. Dec. 10 — Thor: The Dark World (PG-13) 7 p.m. Dec. 11 — Homefront (R) 7 p.m. Dec. 12 — The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (PG-13) 7 p.m.

Dec. 13 — The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug in 3D (PG-13) 7 and 9:30 p.m. Dec. 14 — Frozen in 3D (G) 4 p.m. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug in 3D (PG-13) 7 p.m. Dec. 15 — Frozen (PG) 4 p.m. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug in 3D (PG-13) 7 p.m. Dec. 16 — The Book Thief (PG-13) 7 p.m. Dec. 17 — Out of the Furnace (R) 7 p.m. Dec. 18 — The Book Thief (PG-13) 7 p.m. Dec. 19 — The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (PG-13) 7 p.m.

Martin Freeman stars as Bilbo Baggins in “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.” Photo left: Thor (Chris Hemsworth, left) and his father Odin (Anthony Hopkins) discuss how to confront their latest enemy in “Thor: The Dark World.”

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Homefront (R) — Phil Broker (Jason Statham), a former DEA agent, moves his family to a quiet town to escape his past. However, he discovers the town is overrun by a dangerous meth distributor named Gator (James Franco). Also stars Winona Ryder and Kate Bosworth. Thor: The Dark World (PG-13) — Thor (Chris Hemsworth), the Thunder God, fights to restore order across the cosmos, but an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness. Also stars Anthony Hopkins and Natalie Portman. The Book Thief (PG-13) — Based on the beloved bestselling book, this is the inspirational story of a spirited and courageous young girl who transforms the lives of everyone around her when she is sent to live with a new family in World War II Germany. Stars Sophie Nelisse, Roger Allam and Heike Makatsch The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (PG13) — The adventures of Bilbo Baggins continues as he journeys with the wizard Gandalf and 13 dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield, on an epic quest to reclaim the Lonely Mountain and the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor. Having survived the beginning of their unexpected journey, the company continues east encountering the skin-changer Beorn and a swarm of giant spiders in the treacherous forest of Mirkwood. After escaping capture by the dangerous wood-elves, the dwarves journey to Lake-town, and finally to the Lonely Mountain itself, where they must face the greatest danger of all — a creature more terrifying than any other — the dragon Smaug. Out of the Furnace (R) — Russell Baze has a rough life — he works a dead-end blue collar job at the local steel mill by day, and cares for his terminally ill father by night. When Russell’s brother Rodney returns home from serving time in Iraq, he gets lured into one of the most ruthless crime rings in the Northeast and mysteriously disappears. The police fail to crack the case, so — with nothing left to lose — Russell takes matters into his own hands. Stars Christian Bale, Zoe Saldana and Woody Harrelson. Delivery Man (PG-13) — Affable underachiever David Wozniak’s life is turned upside down when he finds out that he fathered 533 children through sperm donations he made 20 years earlier. In debt to the mob, rejected by his pregnant girlfriend, things couldn’t look worse for David when he is hit with a lawsuit from 142 of the 533 twenty-somethings who want to know the identity of the donor. As David struggles to decide whether or not he should reveal his true identity, he embarks on a journey that leads him to discover not only his true self but the father he could become as well.

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Dietrich Kroeger and Aukamm Elementary School Principal Debbie Parks (center) look on as students make apple juice from fresh apples.

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Tree planting

Aukamm Elementary School students join Dietrich Kroeger in planting a tree at the school.

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Wiesbaden High School students take a bow after performing with the school’s Drama Club at the Taunus Theater during National American Indian Heritage Month.

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Wiesbaden Middle School students perform while acting out an American Indian legend during the National American Indian Heritage Month celebration Nov. 27.

Photo by Karl Weisel


Students in the Wiesbaden High School’s Drama Club portray characters from American Indian folktales at the Taunus Theater Nov. 27.

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Staff Sgt. Aaron Ronspiez brings some live music to the Hainerberg School Age Center’s Music Club during a special “Winter Celebrations Around the World” event.

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Today we would like to introduce you to the oldest and largest billard hall in town. With 13 billard tables, a professional snooker table, a dart board and three high-class slot machines the hall is located in downtown Wiesbaden at Dotzheimer Strasse 27 not far from the Luisen Forum. The Billard Club Wiesbaden 2000 e.V. trains here on a daily basis and offers interested guests a sample training session. Competitive tournaments are held on a regular basis. A well-stocked bar with English-speaking staff provides a wide range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages as well as a small selection of moderately priced snacks. City Billard is open daily from Monday to Sunday from 2 p.m. until 1 a.m. Reduced prices for games are available from 2 p.m. until 7 p.m Tables can be reserved by telephone at  0611-9102640. Drop by and see for yourself and enjoy a few relaxed hours in this pleasant atmosphere. City Billard • Dotzheimer Str. 27 • 65185 Wiesbaden

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What could be better than a shopping trip for the whole family? At Lilien-Carré a unique shopping experience is only a short drive away. Take advantage of the certified child care service at the Knirps-Garten, every Saturday from 11:00 – 18:00. This service is absolutely free for up to 2 hours, keeping your littlies amused while you shop in peace! Lilien-Carré has something in store for everyone from fashion, shoes & accessories, cosmetics, electronics, groceries, books, hair dressers, to toys and more with over 60 shops, you are sure to find exactly what you are looking for. And if your husband isn’t into shopping, just drop him off too – at Fitness First or Starbucks… Lilien Carré offers monthly events, check out for up-to-date information on ongoing events and to find out more information about this unique shopping mall. Lilien Carré is conveniently located directly next to the main train station and is open Mon – Sat 10:00 – 20:00. Lilien-Carré Wiesbaden • Bahnhofsplaz 3 • 65189 Wiesbaden

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Have fun with the locals United U i dS States t t A Army E Europe Band & Chorus Saturday, Dec 7 Bad Kreuznach, Konrad-Frey-Halle Enjoy a Christmas concert by the band and choir of the United States Army Europe on December 7 starting at 7 p.m. For more info and tickets contact the Tourist Information Bureau Bad Kreuznach at 0671-800223.

EVENTS Snowflake market Fri, Dec 6 – Sun, Dec 8 Hochheim am Main, Hochheimer Hof Visit Hochheim’s Schneeflockenmarkt (snow flake market) in the streets around the restaurant Hochheimer Hof. With 50 booths, it’s not the biggest Christmas market but the only one with an environmental certification. In the middle of the festive program one of Germany’s biggest Feuerzangenbowle (red wine punch) with 1,500 liters will ensure warm feet for everyone. The market starts at 3 p.m. on Friday, at noon on Saturday and at 11 a.m. on Sunday. For more info in German see Tattoo Convention Sat, Dec 7 – Sun, Dec 8 Offenbach, Messe Enjoy two days of art and entertainment at the Tattoo Convention Offenbach. See about 100 international tattoo artists at work or inform yourself about the latest trends in the tattoo scene. During the event the elections for “Miss Tattoo Hessen” and “Miss Tattoo Germany” will take place. For more info and a detailed program see

will host a special Adventsbasteln (Advent handcrafting) for kids on December 8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Children can make some presents for family members or even edible gifts for the animals in the zoo. During the event Christmas cookies will be available for everyone. For more info in German see Medieval dinner Fri, Dec 6 Bad Kreuznach, Kauzenburg A typical medieval dinner awaits you at castle Kauzenburg in Bad Kreuznach on December 6, starting at 8 p.m. During a seven course menu supported by typical music you will experience a feast in the style of the 13th century. Delicacies from knuckle of pork to apple pie as well as plenty of water, beer and wine from local wineries will be served. Tickets for the dinner are €69 and available at For more info and reservations you can also contact 0671-38000.

silhouettes of trees and the Kurhaus. The stalls are open from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturdays and from noon to 8 p.m. on Sundays. For more info in German see Afrika! Afrika! Fri, Dec 13 – Sat, Dec 21 Frankfurt, Jahrhunderthalle Experience the wonderful show Afrika! Afrika! in the Jahrhunderthalle Frankfurt from December 13 to 21. About four million people have already been enchanted by André Heller’s magical program ranking among the most successful shows in the International show-business for over 20 years. Acrobats, musicians and dancers from all over Africa present this exciting show. Don’t miss this enchanting show and hurry to get tickets and more information at

CONCERTS ZA! feat. Schnaak Sat, Dec 7 Wiesbaden, Schlachthof Experience a concert by the Duo ZA! from Barcelona supported by the band Schnaak from 7 p.m. The mix of afro beats, jazz, electronic and rock music will ensure a great night. Advance tickets from €9 and more info in German at Patrice Mon, Dec 12 Wiesbaden, Kulturzentrum Schlachthof Patrice will bring back the summer to Wiesbadens on December 12 from 7 p.m with his reggae music presenting his album “The Rising Of The Son”. For more info in German see

Art market Sun, Dec 8 Wiesbaden, Kulturzentrum Schlachthof Find exclusive Christmas presents at this arts & crafts market with a difference ‘einzigART’ at the Kulturzentrum Schlachthof on December 8. From noon to 6 p.m. local artists exhibit handmade art in a relaxed atmosphere and with musical accompaniment. For more info in German see or contact the organizer at 0611-974450.

Soccer game Thu, Dec 12 Frankfurt, Commerzbank Arena See an exciting soccer game between Eintracht Frankfurt and the Cyprus team Apoel Nikosia in the Commerzbank Arena on December 12 from 7 p.m. The game takes place as part of the UEFA Europe League. For more info in German and tickets from €19 visit

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Romantic Christmas market Sat, Dec 7 – Sun, Dec 8 Bad Münster, Kurpark On the first three Advent weekends the most romantic Christmas market in the area around the river Nahe takes place in the Kurpark Bad Münster. About 90 stalls offering flower arrangements, decorations and mulled wine from local wineries. The market is especially romantic at night with the illuminated

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Start the holiday festivities with a Christmas celebration in the cozy atmosphere of our historical Restaurant or in our stylish Brasserie. menue 4 course Christmas al Christmas 11.11. - 23.12.2013 Tradition €48.oo/per person rvation. Celebration with Goose Feast Please make your rese istmas Buffet a la carte 25. + 26. December 2013 - Chr As from 11.11.2013 - Goose - baked, roasted, ical side with Starters, Salads, Fish & Meat Crisp-tender roast Goose with typ es. cooked and delicious dessert varieti dishes

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Healthy female Leopard Gecko, approx 8 years old, never been bread. Purchased at Dehner or Koelle-Zoo will cost you at least 75,00 Euro each. Leopard Geckos can live about 20 years, although some have lived 30-40 years if kept healthy



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Veterinary Clinic Wiesbaden

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Schreberweg 19 ¡ 65191 Wiesbaden ¡ Phone 0611 - 50 20 13 mon-sat: 10 am - 1 pm ¡ mon, wed, fri: 4 pm - 7 pm ¡ tue, thu: 4 pm - 8 pm         

Daily appointments possible Years of experience with TRICARE Long cooperation with the U.S. military Prescriptions written in U.S. military style/ possible to process using email Service-oriented/geared to patient needs Excellent contacts with other medical specialists Family doctor/General Practitioner Two large parking garages close by Near the Wiesbaden city center

Dr. med. Bernd Ditter

Open hours: Mon - Fri: 8.00 a.m. - 12.00 p.m. Mon, Tue, Thur: 15.00 p.m. - 18.00 p.m.

FriedrichstraĂ&#x;e 29 â&#x20AC;˘ 65185 Wiesbaden

E-Mail: bernd.ditter@



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Dr. med. Ulrike von Reyher

Veterinary Practice in Wiesbaden


English Speaking Staff! We take VAT- Forms!

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Mo-Fr: 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Sa: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sunday emergency hours 11 a.m. - 1p.m.

SmartVet-Practice in Pflanzen KĂślle Hagenauer Str. 38 65203 Wiesbaden phone: 0611 2400641

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Herald Union, Dec. 5, 2013  

The Herald Union is the local newspaper for the U.S. Army military community of Wiesbaden, soon to be home of Headquarters, U.S. Army Europe...

Herald Union, Dec. 5, 2013  

The Herald Union is the local newspaper for the U.S. Army military community of Wiesbaden, soon to be home of Headquarters, U.S. Army Europe...