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Soldiers race to test SHARP knowledge Emily Jennings USAG Wiesbaden Public Affairs
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Capt. Herman Lockhart (left) and Kendall Seifert, both with U.S. Army Garrison Italy’s Vicenza Soldiers’Theater, perform “In a Little While” from “Once Upon a Mattress” at the 2018 Tournament of Plays, or Toppers, ceremony April 28 at Clay Kaserne. Lockhart was nominated for the Topper for Best Military Performance in a Musical, and Seifert was nominated for Best Supporting Actress in a Musical.
Wiesbaden hosts Toppers awards Jacob Corbin USAG Wiesbaden Public Affairs
Each year the Tournament of Plays, or Toppers, recognizes the best military community theater programs in Europe, and this year’s was no different. For this competition, judges attended 17 show productions at 10 community theaters across Installation Management Command-Europe and U.S.
Air Forces in Europe, giving 50 awards at the gala event held April 28 at U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden’s Clay Kaserne. Michael Formica, director of IMCOM-Europe, began the event by acknowledging the people who make military community theater happen each year during performances staged from Belgium to Italy.
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Soldiers, civilians and Family members increased their knowledge about how to identify and end sexual harassment and assault during the fourth annual SHARP Amazing Race April 19 at U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden. Twenty-six teams consisting of five members each completed challenges in staggered heats at various locations around Clay Kaserne, staffed by more than 50 volunteers. Jogging from station to station, team members tested their knowledge about sexual assault and prevention. Before the race, Garrison Commander Col. Todd J. Fish reminded participants of the importance of the Sexual Harassment and Assault Response and Prevention program. “All of you being here today is a testament
that you are willing to step forward and act and prevent, and I applaud all of you for that,” he said. Participants were able to get their daily physical training in and at the same time fulfill their required annual face-to-face SHARP training. The challenges in the race required participants to use the foundational data they’ve learned in their SHARP training, said Rachel Phillips, sexual assault response coordinator for the 66th Military Intelligence Brigade. “It forces people to use what they’ve learned in their face-to-face training and apply it,” she said. Participants learned more about the role of alcohol in sexual assault, the steps in a sexual harassment report and the importance
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Holocaust victims remembered during garrison observance Lena Stange USAG Wiesbaden Public Affairs
Community members remembered the Holocaust by listening to stories from that time and lighting candles for the victims. This year’s guest speaker at the Holocaust Days of Remembrance program, held April 12 at Tony Bass Auditorium, was Rabbi Esther Jonas-Märtin. The event was organized by the 1st Battalion, 214th Aviation Regiment
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See ‘Remembrance’ A candle-lighting ceremony was held April 12 at Tony Bass Auditorium to reon Page 2 member and honor the victims of the Holocaust.
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SHARP Continued from page 1 of bystander intervention with varied stations from previous years. “We always want to have different education, so it’s not the same every year,” Phillips said. “Things are constantly changing, so we have to change with that—give the correct information and the correct data.” Volunteers from ACS and the 522nd Military Intelligence Battalion hosted a station where teams had to answer questions about sexual assault as it relates to SHARP and the Family Advocacy Program, two programs that work hand in hand and have a lot of overlap. If people are married, live together or have a child together, that falls under FAP. Whereas sexual assault between strangers, colleagues, friends or others not living together falls under SHARP. Sgt. Loudie Desvallons said the biggest thing her team learned during the race was the roles of SHARP and FAP and how to report. Representatives from both organizations are ready to help and can connect anyone who contacts them with the right resources. “Any person who experiences sexual assault can get help, whether it’s FAP or SHARP,” said Bill Mottley, Wiesbaden SHARP program manager. “When in doubt, they can call our 24/7 hotline and we can point them in the right
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under the headline “Learning from the Holocaust: Legacy of Perseverance.” She learned in school about Nazi Germany, Jonas-Märtin said, but at that time, “that all sounded like story-telling from ‘once upon a time.’” She did not see the connection to her own life. However, that changed when she met a man—half German and half Thai—who told her he had grown up without his parents under child and youth care, she said, and – after the Nazi party came into power - had become a subject of experiments on foreign blood.
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direction.” The 1st Battalion, 214th Aviation Regiment and the Air Force hosted a bystander intervention station in which participants had to decide when to intervene in scenarios that were acted out. The Army Substance Abuse Program provided small pedal cars that racers had to navigate around obstacles while wearing drunk goggles. This station is important because alcohol plays a big role in sexual assault, Phillips said. “In the majority of sexual assaults that involve a drug, that drug is alcohol,” she said. “And the majority of sexual assaults that are reported here involve some type of alcohol.” Participants were asked to step into someone else’s shoes —literally—at the 2nd Theater Signal Brigade-hosted station where team members had to put on women’s high-heeled shoes and walk around a course. Participants also had to lead a blindfolded team member through the course and perform physical activities while learning about sexual assault awareness and prevention. They medicated and tested him until he collapsed. “When we talk about the Holocaust, we usually refer to Jews,” JonasMärtin said, pointing out that many people forget that the Nuremberg laws laid the foundation for the persecution of all human beings who did not meet the Aryan criteria. Jonas-Märtin shared a second story with the audience. It was the story of Henry Birnbrey, a Jewish child, who—as part of a child rescue program—escaped from the Nazis to New York. On the second attempt, he came into a Family who appreciated him and accepted him as a full member of the Family. Later on, he succeeded in entering the armed forces, and was
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A team competing in the SHARP Amazing Race answers trivia questions as one member moves up a ladder to complete the Family Advocacy Program station April 19 on Clay Kaserne. The Criminal Investigative Command held a surprise station at the end where participants had to do squats and run laps. Sgt. Stephen Seymour, a first-time participant, said his team learned new information from the question and answer challenge at the FAP station. “We had two E-5s, two E-7s and an E-4, and the E-4 was the only one that got them right, so that shows that NCOs can continue to learn even past the annual training,” he said. Many teams were in it to win it, while his team walked the course and just enjoyed the chance to participate. “We had fun with it,” Seymour said. “I’ll remember the training a lot more than I would have if it was just an online one.” All new Soldiers and civilians get SHARP face-to-face training during inprocessing
and can fulfill their annual requirement for the face-to-face every Tuesday and Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Welcome Center, Bldg. 1023W. No appointment is needed for individual students.
finally sent to Germany as a scout for an infantry division. Two weeks before the end of the war, the scouts came across an abandoned freight train with 20 or 30 cars crowded with Jewish people. The scouts were horrified in the face of the inhumane conditions these people had been left in, JonasMärtin said. The Jewish people on the train were rescued, and Birnbrey would never forget what he saw. For the rest of his life, he tried to uphold Jewish traditions and remained active in Jewish communal work. At the end of the program, a candle lighting ceremony was held in memory and honor of those who died during the Holocaust. The first candle
was lit in commemoration of the six million Jews who lost their lives; the second candle was dedicated to the 1.5 million children who did not have the chance to live their childhood in peace. The third candle was for the ghetto fighters and partisans who tried to resist Nazi machinery; the fourth candle was lit in honor of the small minority who hid and saved Jews; the fifth candle was to commemorate those people who had the strength to build up a new existence; and the last candle was dedicated to the tireless visionaries and initiators of the past centuries who contributed to the establishment of the State of Israel.
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Winners 1st: The Crusaders, 102nd Signal Battalion 2nd: Wiesbaden Ed Center Team 1 3rd: Team Anonymous, 2nd Theater Signal Brigade
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And the winners are... BEST LIGHTING DESIGN FOR A PLAY Julie-Rose E. Tedrick. “The Crucible.”Aviano Community Theater BEST SET DESIGN FOR A PLAY Cheryl Navo and Eric Danzeiser. “Inherit the Wind.”Kaiserslautern’s KMC Onstage BEST SOUND DESIGN FOR A PLAY “Peter and the Starcatcher.”Wiesbaden’s Amelia Earhart Playhouse BEST COSTUME DESIGN FOR A PLAY Margi Ritscher. “Lend Me A Tenor.” Ansbach’s Terrace Playhouse BEST STAGE PROPERTIES AND DRESSING FOR A PLAY Jan Helsen, Dan Lamorte and Ashley Watson. “The Guardsman.” The SHAPE Performing Arts Center BEST STAGE MANAGER FOR A PLAY Larissa Kramer. “Inherit the Wind.”Kaiserslautern’s KMC Onstage BEST DIRECTOR OF A PLAY Cheryl Navo. “Inherit the Wind.” Kaiserslautern’s KMC Onstage BEST LIGHTING DESIGN FOR A MUSICAL Cindy Krewson.“Sister Act.”Kaiserslautern’s KMC Onstage BEST SET DESIGN FOR A MUSICAL Richard Roberts. “Berlin to Broadway.” The Stuttgart Theatre Center BEST COSTUME DESIGN FOR A MUSICAL Ashley Hilbert. “The Addams Family.” The Grafenwöhr Performing Arts Center BEST STAGE PROPERTIES AND DRESSING FOR A MUSICAL CC Kmon. “Mary Poppins, Jr.” Aviano Community Theater
TOPPERS Continued from page 1 “I must recognize those who keep the theater program alive inside of IMCOM-Europe—our volunteers,” Formica said in a video message to attendees. “Thank you for providing such incredible entertainment. Your talent, dedication and hard work enrich us all.” According to award winner Sgt. 1st Class Tonya Prince, from U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz, serving others was one of the primary reasons she decided to take part in KMC Onstage’s production of “Sister Act.” “To me, (military community theater) is a way for military personnel to give back to the community,”Prince said. “Our Families support us so much; this is a way to give back.”
BEST STAGE MANAGER FOR A MUSICAL Christie Cornell. “Once Upon a Mattress.” Vicenza’s Soldiers’ Theater BEST TECHNICAL DIRECTOR FOR A MUSICAL “Beauty and the Beast, Jr.” Ansbach Terrace Playhouse BEST CHOREOGRAPHY Richard Roberts. “Berlin to Broadway.” The Stuttgart Theatre Center BEST ORCHESTRA OR MUSICAL ACCOMPANIMENT “Berlin to Broadway.” The Stuttgart Theatre Center BEST MUSICAL DIRECTOR Suann Strickland. “Alice in Wonderland.” Ramstein’s Razz Ma Tazz Community Theater BEST DIRECTOR OF A MUSICAL Richard Roberts.“Berlin to Broadway.”Stuttgart Theatre Center BEST MAKEUP Ashley Hilbert. “The Addams Family.” The Grafenwöhr Performing Arts Center BEST HAIR AND WIG DESIGN “Lend Me A Tenor.” Ansbach’s The Terrace Playhouse BEST ENSEMBLE FOR A PLAY “Eleemosynary.”Ramstein’s Razz Ma Tazz Community Theater BEST MILITARY ACTRESS IN A PLAY Lt. Col. Brandon Kaye Thomas (Katharina).“The Taming of the Shrew.”Stuttgart Theatre Center
BEST ACTOR IN A FEATURED ROLE IN A PLAY Dale Coldwells (Meeker). “Inherit the Wind.” Kaiserslautern’s KMC Onstage BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A PLAY Trude Moellmann (Maria). “Lend Me A Tenor.” The Terrace Playhouse BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A PLAY. Steve Thornbrugh (Robert).“Proof.”The Grafenwöhr Performing Arts Center BEST ACTRESS IN A PLAY Tess Steddum (Rachel Brown). “Inherit the Wind.” Kaiserslautern’s KMC Onstage BEST ACTOR IN A PLAY Tom Navo (Henry Drummond). “Inherit the Wind.” Kaiserslautern’s KMC Onstage BEST ENSEMBLE FOR A MUSICAL “Berlin to Broadway.” The Stuttgart Theatre Center BEST MILITARY PERFORMANCE IN A MUSICAL Lt. Col. Robert Taylor (Ensemble). “Berlin to Broadway.” The Stuttgart Theatre Center BEST FEMALE YOUTH PERFORMANCE IN A MUSICAL Samantha Dickey (Mary Poppins). “Mary Poppins, Jr.” Aviano Community Theater BEST MALEYOUTH PERFORMANCE IN A MUSICAL David Owen (Pugsley). “The Addams Family.” The Grafenwöhr Performing Arts Center
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MUSICAL Jeremy Cates (The Minstrel). “Once Upon a Mattress.” The Soldiers’ Theater BEST ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL Robin Sampson (Princess Winnifred). “Once Upon a Mattress.” Vicenza’s Soldiers’ Theater BEST ACTOR IN A MUSICAL Adam Koehler (Ensemble). “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change.” The Amelia Earhart Playhouse BEST DEBUT IN A PLAY Gavin Gage (Chuck).“She Kills Monsters.” Brunssum’s Alliance Players BEST MALE DEBUT IN A MUSICAL Sgt. 1st Class Direck Whorley (Prince Dauntless). “Once Upon a Mattress.” Vicenza’s Soldiers’ Theater BEST FEMALE DEBUT IN A MUSICAL Sgt. 1st Class Tonya Prince (Deloris).“Sister Act.” Kaiserslautern’s KMC Onstage SPECIAL JUDGES’ CHOICE AWARD Maj. Chris Hodl. Wing design. “Eleemosynary.” Ramstein’s Razz Ma Tazz Community Theater SPECIAL JUDGES’ CHOICE AWARD Total Design Concept AND Execution. “Alice in Wonderland.” Ramstein’s Razz Ma Tazz Community Theater
BEST MILITARY ACTOR IN A PLAY Spc. Mason Brown (Hal). “Proof.” Grafenwöhr Performing Arts Center
BEST ACTRESS IN A FEATURED ROLE IN A MUSICAL Tammy Simmons (Grandma). “The Addams Family.” The Grafenwöhr Performing Arts Center
BEST YOUTH PERFORMANCE IN A PLAY Samantha Talley (Echo). “Eleemosynary.” Ramstein’s Razz Ma Tazz Community Theater
BEST ACTOR IN A FEATURED ROLE IN A MUSICAL Kaleb Birch (Robertson Ay). “Mary Poppins, Jr.” Aviano Community Theater
BEST MUSICAL “Berlin to Broadway.”The Stuttgart Theatre Center
BEST ACTRESS IN A FEATURED ROLE IN A PLAY Michelle Wallace (The Usherette).“The Guardsman.” The SHAPE Performing Arts Center
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL Jacqui Haggerty (Mother Superior).“Sister Act.” Kaiserslautern’s KMC Onstage
BEST FAMILY SHOW “Alice in Wonderland.”Ramstein’s Razz Ma Tazz Community Theater
Dane Winters, IMCOM-Europe entertainment director, agreed with Prince when he spoke during the event, adding that theater can help create a community and second Family for those far from home and serving overseas. “Thank you to all the Soldiers, civilians and Family members that make up Army Entertainment in Europe,”he said. “You all make a difference in our lives.” Prince won the Topper for Best Female Debut in a Musical for her role as Deloris van Cartier in the musical based on the 1992 film. It wasn’t just her debut with KMC Onstage, but her first role in any production ever, and she was excited to take a Topper home. “It was an amazing feeling to win,” she said. “I honestly think more military personnel should get into (military community theater).”
BEST PLAY “Inherit the Wind.”Kaiserslautern’s KMC Onstage
This year’s Toppers continued the longstanding tradition of having various celebrity presenters announce awards by video. This year’s video presenters included Ben Stiller, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Kristin Chenoweth and others. One of the returning presenters was Tony Award winner David Hyde Pierce, known for his role as Dr. Niles Crane in the television show “Frasier.” “I’ve been asked this year to present the award for Best Youth Performance in a play, which is a great coincidence because I used to be a youth—I gave it up,” Pierce joked. However, he also echoed a common and important theme from the various stars of stage and screen, a thanks to the Soldiers, Families and civilians serving and working overseas. “I wanted to take this opportunity
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… to thank the Army for enabling your creativity, for encouraging your imagination,”Pierce said.“The freedom to express ourselves, the freedom to create, the freedom to be ourselves, all of those freedoms we must never take for granted. We also must never take for granted the people who everyday defend those freedoms for us,the people who stand up for us—that’s you.” During the event, U.S. Army Europe Entertainment presented a ceremonial check for $8,826,911.70 to represent the 3,812 volunteers and their contribution of 365,655 hours to military community theater in Europe. “This generous donation of time delivers an important gift to our community members,” Formica noted in his earlier address. “Whether you participated on a backstage crew, as a designer, technician, usher, performer, director or musician—you truly made a difference.”
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News flash Upcoming holidays
Community members should be aware of the following federal and training holidays, which may affect garrison frontdoor services, and host nation holidays, which will affect businesses and services off post, as well as some on post staffed by local nationals. May 21 – Pfingstmontag (German holiday) May 25 – Training holiday* May 28 – Memorial Day May 31 – Corpus Christi (German holiday) June 15 – Training holiday* June 18 – Training holiday* See the U.S. Army Europe training holiday calendar for more dates: www. eur.army.mil/training. *Soldiers should confirm with their local chain of command whether they have a federal or training holiday off. They are not guaranteed.
The next Community Information Exchange will take place at 9:30 a.m. May 22 at the Wiesbaden Entertainment Center on Hainerberg. The meeting will cover summertime activities. Come join the discussion to learn what’s happening in the community. Slides from the last CIE are available on the garrison website at www.wiesbaden.army.mil.
For on-post emergencies call the Military Police at (0611) 705-114; for an ambulance or in case of fire on post call (0611) 705-117. For off-post emergencies call the German Polizei at 110 or for an ambulance or fire call 112.
Vehicle Registration appointment system
Vehicle registration services are by appointment only. Same day appointments may be available.The new online appointment system requires a CAC to schedule. Most users will need to use their email certificate. PIV certificate users must use PIV. If necessary, appointments can still be made by phone at: (0611)143-5487815. Appointments can be made at the following website: https://army.deps.mil/ army/cmds/imcom_eurusag/wiesbaden/des/ SitePages/vehicleRegistration.aspx.
Mainz-Kastel Car Care Center/ Express closed
The Mainz-Kastel Car Care Center and Express closed April 30. The gas station and car wash will remain open. Customers can order car parts at the Exchange on Hainerberg or shop from an expanded selection of oil and filters.
Students perform energy audit at middle school Emily Jennings USAG Wiesbaden Public Affairs
Hands darted into the air when Environmental Protection Specialist Jennifer Patterson asked a room full of middle school students, “Who’s heard the term ‘carbon footprint?’” Most were familiar with the concept, and later that day, after working with engineers to measure their school’s environmental impact, they would have a whole new appreciation for the term. About 300 sixth and seventh graders tested the flow rate of faucets, inventoried light bulbs and collected data on heating and cooling systems and waste during an energy audit at Wiesbaden Middle School. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Europe District in collaboration with the WMS Student Council hosted the event April 18 in honor of Earth Day. The goal of the activity was to increase student awareness of the environmental impact of building design, construction and usage, according to Patterson. About 20 volunteers from USACE split up with the students in groups of about 20 to collect data and calculate energy and water usage and waste production. Sal Van Wert, compliance cleanup program manager with USACE, led one of the groups. Their task was to determine the flow rate from a shower and sink in the girls’ locker room and use that data to extrapolate how much water the school uses. They opened the faucets on full blast and timed how long it took for water to fill a container to the
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Hailey Forrest and Sereniti Guidry, Wiesbaden Middle School sixth grade students, and Sal Van Wert, compliance cleanup program manager with USACE, make calculations about water usage based on observed faucet flow rates during an Earth Day energy audit April 18 at the school. quarter-gallon mark. Then students used calculators to find how many gallons per minute would come from each faucet. Then, they followed the equation out further, multiplying the flow rate by the average time the students thought it would take someone to shower or wash their hands and then how many students would do so how many times per day. This gave them a way to conceptualize how many gallons of water are being used. Sixth grader Abigail Asare was surprised to learn how much water the school uses. “We use a lot more water than we should,” she said. Van Wert talked with the group about ways they could reduce their water usage, such as taking showers instead of baths, using aerators on
faucets and fixing leaky faucets or running toilets. The students will be moving into a new middle school building in August for the start of the 2018-2019 school year. The engineers highlighted benefits to the students and the environment from improvements planned in the new building, being constructed by USACE. Sibylle Ballnath, project manager for the new middle school, stressed to the sixth and seventh graders that although the new school will have energy- and water-saving features, everyone who uses it still plays a role in making it as environmentally friendly as possible. “You are the most important piece in that building,” she said.
Units compete for Commander’s Cup award Anna Morelock USAG Wiesbaden Public Affairs
At this year’s German-American Friendship Festival, a new event will take place. One unit stationed at U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden will be awarded the Commander’s Cup. The Commander’s Cup program was started to encourage esprit de corps and enhance readiness and physical fitness by recognizing Soldiers and units who participate in recreational activities through the
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Directorate of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation. Because the program started in 2018, units have only been collecting points based on their recreation activities since March. Next year’s competition will run from July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019. “We’ve always had the recreation opportunities,” said USAG Wiesbaden Command Sgt. Maj. Chad Pinkston, “but this is going to recognize people who participate regardless of how they finish.”
Qualifying recreational activities include unit-level team sports such as basketball and flag football, as well as runs and functional fitness competitions. “It creates a little bit of competition between the organizations,”Pinkston said. “Competition is always good, especially with what we do in the military.” For more information about the Commander’s Cup, visit the Wiesbaden Sports, Fitness and Outdoor Recreation page at wiesbaden.armymwr.com.
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1. Kevin Breunig and Marcel Erbes, Department of Public 2. Manfred Jung, DPW, brings the lower part of the 3. After affixing the lower part of the weather vane, Marcel Erbes, Kevin Breunig, Manfred Works, place slate tiles on the roof of the Berlin Airlift Aircrew weather vane to the scaffolding to be attached to Jung and Raimond Schaaf, DPW, put the copper tip of the roof top in its place. Memorial. the roof top.
What does a weather vane have to do with the Berlin Airlift? DPW finishes memorial at roundabout in Newman Village Lena Stange USAG Wiesbaden Public Affairs Some people might have wondered what the Department of Public Works was constructing at the roundabout near Newman Village. It is the Berlin Airlift Aircrew Memorial, which was built for the 70th anniversary of the beginning of the Berlin Airlift this year. During the Berlin Airlift, the weather vane on top of the Berlin Airlift Aircrew Memorial on Clay Kaserne used to sit on a building in Crestview where the pilots of the Berlin Airlift were housed. The memorial will show the names of the 31 U.S. Air Force members who lost their lives providing
Berlin with essential goods. “This weather vane represents a piece of this post’s history,” said Col. Todd J. Fish, commander of U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden. “As we move forward as a garrison, build and adapt to changing missions, we always want to remember those who came before us — especially, as in the case of the Berlin Airlift Aircrew Memorial — those who lost their lives in the service of our nation.” When the Soviet Union blocked the Western part of divided Berlin from all supplies by cutting off land and water access in June 1948, the Western Allies initiated the Berlin Airlift. In order to feed the population of over 2 million
people, more than 1,300 tons of food had to be transported via aircraft every day, according to Daniel F. Harrington, author of the book “Berlin on the Brink.” In addition, West Berlin needed coal and fuel. Coal alone accounted for about 2,000 tons a day, Harrington wrote. It was a great challenge the Allies faced. The weather vane as an important testimony of these times, sits on a roof made of dark grey slate tiles.The base of the monument is made of clinker bricks and is located at the center of the roundabout. The roundabout itself represents a compass with steel letters indicating the four cardinal points based on white gravel.
From left to right: 4. Jürgen Knötig, DPW, checks if the clinker bricks are set in a straight line. 5. Thomas Herrmann and Raimond Schaaf, DPW, place the upper part of the weather vane in its final place. 6. The weather vane overlooks the roundabout and the streets at Newman Village. Photos by Lena Stange and Emily Jennings/ USAG Wiesbaden Public Affairs
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Program teaches teen drivers safety skills
Inexperience cited as major cause of car accidents Jamie Dakins Special to the Herald Union
Twelve Wiesbaden High School students opted to be in a classroom on a day off of school to learn about driving safety.They were visited by Michael Gast and Max Wirthmueller, two United Parcel Service drivers and volunteer instructors, who presented the UPS Road Code Program.The program is aimed at providing motor vehicle operating tips and safety techniques for teen drivers. The free program is the result of a partnership between UPS and the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, with Wiesbaden being the test site for launching the program abroad. When asked why Road Code is important for teens, Gast said,“I’m on the street every day, and I see what can happen; I see the consequences of inexperienced drivers.” Gast and fel-
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Amy Gonzalez, Wiesbaden High School sophomore, uses the UPS Road Code driving simulator with the guidance of Trayden Mahan, Wiesbaden High School junior. low UPS drivers are the ideal presenters for road safety because, according to the UPS website, they average less than one
crash per million miles driven. WHS students spent the majority of the program learning the eight danger
zones of driving, with the most crucial being driver inexperience. “A brand new driver is 12 times more likely to have an accident than one who has extensive time behind the wheel,” Wirthmueller said, while discussing the importance of teens practicing driving with a parent or licensed adult. Road Code topics such as cell phone usage, road conditions and passenger recommendations were supplemented with time on a driving simulator. The simulator offered a variety of settings including impaired or distracted driving and nighttime challenges. Calvin Tornabell, a WHS freshman who completed the course, said he attended the program “to get a head start on driving.” Additional Road Code sessions will be held from noon to 5 p.m. on June 18, July 23 and Aug. 20. Any child age 14 and up is eligible, but space is limited to 15 students per session. Lunch and refreshments are provided, and registration is required. To register contact the Hainerberg Teen Center at (0611) 143-548-9341.
2018 BOYS SOCCER COLLEGE SHOWCASE CAMP BITBURG, GERMANY 1 – 3 JUNE 2018 • College coaches will run 6-8 sessions (field – classroom sessions), provide individual feedback • to players and give a presentation about athletics at universities, leadership and being a student athlete. Additionally, the coaches will provide information about the registration process with the NCAA Eligibility Center. • Follow up on our Facebook and our new website pages for updates and where to add your personal video to showcase your skills. • Facility Sportschule Bitburg http://sportschule-bitburg.de/ • Cost 330 Euro – includes room, board and training from college coaches • Facebook http://www.facebook.com/ CollegeSoccerShowcaseCamp • Website http://soccercampeurope.wix.com/soccercampeurope • For additional information and registration please email email@example.com
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United States Military Academy – West Point (NCAA Div I) United States Naval Academy (NCAA Div I) United States Merchant Marine Academy (NCAA Div III) Brown University (NCAA Div I) Jacksonville University (NCAA Div I)
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University of Dubuque (NCAA Div III) University of Wisconsin (NCAA Div I) University at Albany (NCAA Div I) University of Pittsburgh (NCAA Div I) University of Vermont (NCAA Div I)
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Community notes Kantine takes a break
The Deutsche Kantine is closed for vacation; it will reopen May 29.
Two father-daughter dances will be held at the Wiesbaden Entertainment Center in June—June 1 for children in kindergarten through grade five and June 22 for children in grades six through 12. Both are from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Besides the evening’s entertainment, a full dinner will be provided. Cost is $20 per person. Purchase tickets at Parent Central Services as soon as possible as space is limited. Call (0611) 143-548-9356.
German-American Friendship Fest
The 2018 Wiesbaden German-American Friendship Fest will kick off on June 29 and close with fireworks on Independence Day, July 4, at the former Hainerberg Shopping Center. Enjoy a host of amusements, rides, live entertainment, culinary offerings and more.
Canvas and Corkscrews
Enjoy an evening of creating art in a relaxed atmosphere at the Wiesbaden Entertainment Center during Canvas and Corkscrews on June 8, starting at 6 p.m. The get-together is open to ID cardholders ages 18 and above. Reserve a space in advance at the Wiesbaden Arts and Crafts Center (0611) 143-548-9838.
Summer reading program
Registration for the summer reading program will be held June 19 through July 7 during Wiesbaden Library opening hours. The program, “Reading Takes You Everywhere,” will feature six weeks of fun-filled
journeys for children, teens and adults. The children’s program (for grades kindergarten to eight) will be held Saturdays from 10 to 11:30 a.m., July 14 to Aug. 18. There will be no specific day for the teen and adult programs, but participants will be eligible for weekly drawings through book review submissions. Stop by the Wiesbaden Library or call (0611) 143-548-9821 for more information.
Asian American Pacific Islander celebration
The 2nd Battalion, 66th Military Intelligence Brigade will host an Asian American Pacific Islander Month observance from 5:30 to 7 p.m. May 30 at the Tony Bass Gym. Guests will enjoy food, a bouncy house for kids and traditional dance performances.
Auto Skills classes
The Wiesbaden Automotive Skills Center will hold a Brake Service Class on June 10 from 10 a.m. to noon and a Basic Car Maintenance Class on June 24 from 10 to 11 a.m. Cost is $15 for the Brake Service Class and $10 for the Basic Car
Maintenance Class. Call (0611) 143-548-9817 for details.
A&P license seminar
Learn about the airframe and powerplant licensure process during a seminar by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. June 5. Call 0611-143548-1308 or email wiesbaden@ erau.edu to sign up.
‘The Odd Couple’
Wiesbaden’s Amelia Earhart Playhouse presents the female version of “The Odd Couple” with shows June 1-3 and 8-10 at 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. on Sundays. Purchase tickets at the Playhouse or Wiesbaden Arts and Crafts Center.
Get to know the area
Wiesbaden Army Community Service invites newcomers to get an in-depth look at their home away from home in Germany during Host Nation Orientations on Tuesdays starting at 9 a.m. at the Wiesbaden Entertainment Center on Hainerberg. Learn about German culture, language, public transportation and more. Stop by ACS in Bldg. 7790 on
Hainerberg or call (0611) 143548-9201 to sign up.
Java and Jobs
Army Community Service’s Employment Readiness Program offers a “Java and Jobs” outreach most Mondays from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Stop by to talk about the job search process. This month a representative will be at the Clay Food Court on June 4 and 25, the Java Express (Little Italy) June 11 and the Java Café (Shali Center) on June 18. Call (0611) 143-5489201 for more information.
Crochet and knitting
The Wiesbaden Arts and Crafts Center will host a volunteer-led social function on Thursdays from noon to 3 p.m. featuring free crochet and knitting lessons as requested. Call (0611) 143-548-9838.
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The Wiesbaden Education Center will host a luau from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 20 outside Bldg. 1023E. They will have food, games and prizes. The Education Center will also host a “test-a-thon” from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 20. Visit the National Test Center in Bldg. 1023E and take as many computer-based exams as you would like and see your results instantly. Cost is free for service members, unless they are re-testing or $85 per test plus sitting fee for non-military.
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In Germany, cyclists are deemed by law to be drivers of vehicles and are entitled to the rights on the road as motorists. Expect and watch for cyclists at all times, and treat them a would any slow-moving vehicle. • • • • • • •
Pass cyclists only when it is safe to do so with plenty of room. Wait until it is safe to pass a bicycle and refrain from tailgating. Drivers should allow one meter between their vehicle and a person on a bicycle when pas Remember to check for cyclists coming from behind before turning right. Allow extra time for cyclists to go through intersections. Give cyclists the right of way when the situation calls for it. Recognize road hazards that may be dangerous for cyclists and give cyclists the nece space to deal with them.
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May 17, 2018
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In support of May’s National Bike Safety Month, Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation provides maps of the trails and routes to all garrison areas, bicycle maintenance and tune ups at the Wiesbaden Sports, Fitness and Outdoor Recreation Center. But before you get started remember you must obey both U.S. Army traffic regulations and German traffic laws on base and out in town. Your bicycle must be street legal and is considered a vehicle when riding in traffic. Racing bikes, mountain bikes and electric bikes have their own unique standards. Regulations for driver and vehicle requirements can be found in the Installation Traffic Code for U.S. Forces in Germany (AER 190-1) and Road Traffic Act (Straßenverkehrsordnung “StVO”). Some rules of the road to be aware of concern the right of way. Bicyclists must yield to traffic on the right, use arm signals, not turn right on red, and always yield the right of way to emergency vehicles. Traffic laws must be obeyed, especially speed limits. Bicyclists will use parts of the road marked for bicycle use when available, to include bike lanes, paths and specially designated sidewalks. However, children up to age 8 must be on the sidewalk, not in traffic. Children up to age 10 may ride on the sidewalk, and if accompanied by an adult, the adult should ride on the sidewalk with them. When cycling on the street,
travel in the direction of traffic and stay as far to the right side of the road as you can do safely. For one-way streets, normally, bikes cannot travel against the flow of traffic. Look for signs that indicate an exception; for example a graphic image of a bicycle and the word “Frei.” Riding side by side is forbidden on streets and roads, even in bicycle lanes. Bicycles can ride in pedestrian zones if the zone is signed “Fahrrad Frei” or with a graphic of a bike and the word “Frei.” Note that in pedestrian zones, the pedestrians always have the right of way. There may be a special speed limit so ride slowly. Most of the time, pedestrians cannot hear you coming unless you verbally announce yourself or ring your bell. If you walk your bicycle, you become a pedestrian and no longer follow traffic laws. The safety equipment requirements also apply to both U.S. and German riders. Bicycles ridden during hours of darkness must have a white headlight and a red taillight. Cyclists will wear light-colored clothing or reflective accessories. In addition, bicycles must have standard brakes that, when applied, safely stop the bicycle. The wheels must have two reflectors mounted 180 degrees apart on the spokes or reflective tires. Pedals must have reflectors, visible from the front and rear of the bicycle during darkness. Bicycle operators and passengers on U.S. Forces installations must wear approved helmets
properly fastened under the chin. Helmets must meet the standards set by the ANSI or the ECE. As an exception, local national personnel are not required to wear a helmet or reflective vest when riding a bicycle on U.S. military installations in Germany. It is, however, highly recommended that they do so. As for off-base cycling, AER 190-1 applies to active duty military personnel, so a helmet and safety vest must be worn. For dependents, Family members and Department of the Army employees, the safety vest and helmet are optional out in town but are highly encouraged to be worn. Studies show that helmets were found to be 85 percent protective against head injury and 88 percent protective against brain injury. When riding your bicycle on and off post, respect the host nation and military laws and be aware you can receive fines and points from the German Polizei or the Military Police. The bottom line is to pay attention so you reach your destination safely. Happy cycling or “Fröhliches Radfahren!” Local bicycle routes are posted on the USAG Wiesbaden webpage, under “Getting Around” at www. wiesbaden.army.mil/transportation. For questions contact the Safety Office at (0611) 143-548-2301/2/3. ________________________
This column was provided by the U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Safety Office.
Avoid a crash by adopting the following preventive measures: • Wear equipment to protect you and make you more visible to drivers and others. • Keep both hands on the handlebars, unless signaling a turn. • Tie shoelaces and tuck pant legs, so they don’t get caught in your bike chain. • Ride defensively, focused and alert. • Ride with the flow, in the same direction as traffic. • Assume the other person doesn’t see you. Look ahead for hazards or situations to avoid that may cause you to fall, such as toys, pebbles, potholes, grates or train tracks. • Obey street signs, signals and road markings just like a car. • Pass pedestrians with care by using your bell. • Slow down and look for traffic when crossing a street. Source: USAG Wiesbaden Outdoor Recreation
May 17, 2018
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Boards provide forum for garrison priorities Terese Toennies USAG Wiesbaden Plans, Analysis and Integration Division
U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden hosted its annual Installation Planning Board, chaired by Col. Todd Fish, garrison commander; Michael Formica, Installation Management Command Directorate-Europe director and Brig. Gen. Kate Leahy, U.S. Army Europe deputy commanding general for mobilization and reserve affairs and Garrison Wiesbaden senior responsible officer March 22. On April 6, the Garrison hosted its Real Property Planning Board, chaired by Formica. Representatives from directorates, tenant units and installation support partners were in attendance to ensure collaborative communication during both forums. Brad Gavle, the garrison’s strategic planner, explained the purpose of the IPB: “It is a forum for identifying, assess-
ing and providing a common operating picture with regard to installation-wide planning in areas affecting readiness, force protection and infrastructure.” The IPB serves as a guideline for the garrison’s strategic planning process, reflecting the installation’s lines of effort and action plans for execution in the next five to 25 years. The ultimate goal of the IPB is to produce a Fiscal Year 2019 Installation Priority List, a holistic set of priorities that encompass initiatives including infrastructure sustainment and revitalization, energy savings, base operations support, installation protection, performance improvement, workforce development, employee onboarding and community engagement. “This is our opportunity to facilitate open communication, ensuring all stakeholders are aware of the installation’s focus areas, prioritizing local requirements and highlighting issues for elevation to senior Army leaders,” Gavle said.
USAG Wiesbaden will incorporate the discussion at the IPB to provide a vetted IPL and final FY19/20/21 Annual Work Plan in order to provide a common operating picture and define the priorities of the garrison over the next 12 to 24 months. The RPPB focuses on infrastructure, specifically with regard to construction, restoration and modernization funding. Guidance for its development and execution is taken from Army Regulation 210-20, Real Property Master Planning for Army Installations. Chaired by the garrison commander and meeting semiannually, the board is made up of IMCOM-Europe representatives, District Corps of Engineers and commanders or appointed representatives of each major unit or organization on the installation. “The board acts as the installation’s ‘city planning council’ and some of its responsibilities include ensuring the orderly development and management
of installation real property in support of missions, as well as proposed projects, organizational movements and future plans to support those missions,” said Kevin Jackson, the garrison’s chief of master planning. The April 6 RPPB looked at the past fiscal year’s restoration and modernization projects and proposed future year projects such as those through Unspecified Minor Military Construction, Non-Appropriated Funds construction, Army Family Housing and Department of Defense Educational Activity. The garrison determines its top projects, which then go to IMCOM-Europe, USAREUR and IMCOM headquarters for prioritization with the assistant chief of staff for installation management making the final decision based on funding. Project plans and garrison priorities from each board will be disseminated to action officers for implementation and key community members for awareness.
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May 17, 2018
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‘Popcorn lady’ brings students joy; school money Lena Stange USAG Wiesbaden Public Affairs
Kerrie Hodges, who is well-known as the popcorn lady among the students of Hainerberg Elementary School, is the official popcorn chair of the Parent Teacher Organization. The former captain in the adjutant general corps is responsible for Popcorn Friday, a fundraising event that is much appreciated by the children. Once a month, on a Friday, students who have been signed up by their parents, receive a popcorn bag. They pay 10 dollars for the school year. It sounds like an easy task, but actually requires a lot of work. Usually on a Monday or a Tuesday, Hodges goes to the Commissary to buy the supplies—popcorn, oil and bags; then she picks up the class lists with the kids’ names, and figures out who will receive popcorn—usually around 600 students. On Thursday morning, she pops half of the corn, and prepares everything for the other volunteers who will come in the next day.This takes her about four hours. On Friday morning, she pops the other half, and volunteers from the PTO and the 66th Military Intelligence Brigade fill the popcorn bags, and take them to the classrooms. “My favorite thing is the kids, because they get the most excited about it,” Hodges said, “and every time I walk through the school, half of the kids know me there: ‘It’s the popcorn lady!’” Hodges, who met her husband in 2004 in Wiesbaden and got engaged in Iraq, dropped out of the Army
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when she and her husband decided to have a Family. She has two kids now who find it very exciting that they know the secret specials of Popcorn Friday in advance, Hodges said, such as green popcorn for St. Patrick’s Day, for example. The money earned with Popcorn Friday benefits the school. The PTO pays the movie license for the school, acquires computer programs, buys Tshirts for field days and funds projects such as excursions to the movie theater. Recently the first grade and Spanish immersion classes went to see “Ferdinand”after reading the book of the same name.The PTO also bought caterpillars to have the students watch them turn into butterflies. “It’s a lot of fun. I just enjoy doing it,” Hodges said. The kids are happy about it, and Popcorn Friday makes a lot of money for the school, she added. __________________________ This is Part 3 of a series highlighting volunteers in the U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden community.
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TOP: Kerrie Hodges, the popcorn chair of the Parent Teacher Organization, prepares popcorn for the students of Hainerberg Elementary School. ABOVE: Volunteers from the 66th Military Intelligence Brigade fill paper bags with popcorn. Along with volunteers from the PTO they invest time and effort in Popcorn Friday as the school’s partner unit.
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Please note, the date has been changed on this annual functional fitness competition. It will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. May 19. The event will include a one-mile run, 100 pullups, 200 pushups, 300 squats and another one-mile run — all while wearing a 20-lb. vest or body armor. The workout can be modified. The cost is $20. Register by May 18 at the Sports Fitness and Outdoor Recreation Center or call (0611) 143-548-9830.
Six indoor cycling instructors will be on hand at the fitness center for an hour each to take participants up hills, on straight-aways, sprints and through various other cycling movements during the Spin-A-Thon from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 23. The event will feature giveaways, T-shirts and bragging rights. The winner will receive an FMWR-sponsored trip. Cost is $20 per person; couples pay $35. Call (0611) 143-548-9830.
Friday night scramble
Unwind after the work week with a little friendly competition at the Rheinblick Golf Course during a Friday night scramble on June
1, 15 or 29 – starting at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $10 for Rheinblick Golf Course members, $20 for non-member ID cardholders, or $35 for nonID cardholders. Call (0611) 143-548-5486 for more information.
The fitness center will host a King and Queen of the Gym Powerlifting Challenge on June 16 starting at 10:30 a.m. Cost is $25. Visit www.usapowerlifting.com for the official rules. Register at the fitness center or call (0611) 143-548-9830.
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Enjoy a tandem jump with the skydiving experts in Bitburg. Cost is $299—or $49 to just tag along, but not jump. Call (0611) 143548-9830.
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Make your own two person team and play your own ball through 18 holes of golf in the Rheinblick Golf Course’s Two Person Better Ball Tournament June 23. Then take the better score for each hole. Cost is $25 for Rheinblick and Rhein-Main members; all others pay $25 plus the applicable greens fee. Register by June 18. Call (0611) 143-548-5485.
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Garrison honors volunteers, groups
More than 83,000 hours, $2M donated Anna Morelock USAG Wiesbaden Public Affairs
Kent Mohr spends his days working at the Postal Service Center and his spare time volunteering for the Wiesbaden Hunting, Fishing, and Sport Shooting Club. Mohr’s 540 volunteer hours last year were part of the 83,865 service hours for which Wiesbaden volunteers recently were recognized. “What makes a community great?” asked U.S. Army Garrison Commander Col. Todd Fish. “It’s all of the volunteers.” Everyone volunteers for their own reason, Fish said,
and those volunteers are an important piece of keeping the community running, especially spread out across 13 installations. Mohr said he volunteers as a way to fill his time, to enjoy his passion for hunting even while overseas and to introduce others to the sport. “It’s a really fulfilling way to give back to the community,” Mohr said. Besides the HFSS, volunteers were recognized during the ceremony for their contributions to the schools, spouse support, Army Community Service, youth activities and many other organizations across post. All in all, Army Community Service presented Fish with a symbolic check for $2,024,491.44 representing the value of the volunteer hours contributed last year.
Presidential Volunteer Service Gold Award Dori Cambron
Presidential Volunteer Service Gold Family Award SanDee and Chris Eisenberg
President’s Lifetime Achievement Award
Civilian Volunteer Family of the Year
Vanater Family (nominated by the Student Liaison Officer)
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Kent Mohr (nominated by the Wiesbaden Hunting, Fishing, Sport Shooting club)
Youth Volunteer of the Year
Organization of the Year Category I: Civil Air Patrol, Wiesbaden Flight (Total Hours: 3,068) Category II: Wiesbaden American Red Cross (Total Hours: 9,175) Category III: Wiesbaden Community Spouses Club Thrift Shop (Total Hours: 5,920) Category IV: Wiesbaden Community Spouses Club (Total Hours: 9,743)
Kenneth Donnolly (nominated by the Catholic Community Church)
Retiree Volunteer of the Year
Gary Langford (nominated by the Army in Europe Retired Soldier Council)
Adult Family Member Volunteer of the Year
Pam Parker (nominated by Army Community Service)
Military Volunteer of the Year
Sgt. Francheska Remmert (nominated by the 66th Military Intelligence Brigade)
Length of service awardees
ongratulations to the U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden employees who were honored during the May 7 Length of Service Ceremony. As of June 30, these employees will have reached from 5 to 50 years of federal civilian service for a total of 1,740 years of service.
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Soldiers do PT with students Emily Jennings/USAG Wiesbaden Public Affairs
Soldiers with the 66th Military Intelligence Brigade lead Hainerberg Elementary School students in physical training. Students got a taste of what some of their parents do every day as they did pushups, lunges, windmills and other exercises and then jogged around the playground.
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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...
Published on May 16, 2018
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...