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Christmas markets

Fueling the Future

Rising Star winner

Season brings host of special holiday scents, sights and more. See pages 16-17.

Program promotes healthy lifestyles at middle school. See page 13.

Wiesbaden’s Operation Rising Star winner makes it to the next round. See page 4.

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Postal news

Wiesbaden: Your home in Germany

Nov. 21, 2013

Office to close for move Nov. 21-22, to extend hours during holiday period By Karl Weisel

U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Public Affairs Office

Phase I of the Postal Service Center renovation project will be completed on Nov. 20. As a result the Army Post Office (finance) will be closed Nov. 21-22 while it is relocated to its former location. “During those dates we have to close the post office to move back into our previous location,” said David Cain, custodian of postal effects. “People can still pick up their mail and packages during that time.” Cain explained that the staff will be busy during the move. “The computer systems need to be taken apart, moved over and tested to make sure everything is working properly.” He added that the renovation work has greatly improved the facility

— both for customers and the men and women who work behind the counters. “The renovated lobby will be an absolute improvement,” Cain said, with new flooring, counters and other features. During the Nov. 21-22 APO closure patrons can purchase stamps at Army and Air Force Exchange Service facilities, and money orders at the bank or credit union. Letters dropped in mailboxes around the community will be picked up and processed as scheduled.

Extended hours

Photo by Chrystal Smith

Warriors get competitive

Staff Sgt. Jeremy Puryear, Wiesbaden Warrior Transition Unit cadre, makes a pass ahead to a teammate moving to the basket during a game of adaptive wheelchair basketball at a special adaptive sports day event at Wiesbaden Fitness Center Nov. 13 as a part of Warrior Care Month awareness activities. See page 3 for the story and more photos.


During the holiday rush shipping period (Nov. 23 to Jan. 3) the Postal Service Center will Story and photos have extended hours. The by Karl Weisel APO will be open from 10 U.S. Army Garrison a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday Wiesbaden Public Affairs to Friday weekdays and Office from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Since World War I See Postal news ended on the 11th hour of on page 3 the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, Americans have taken time to pay tribute to those who have served. From its initial recognition as Armistice Day by President Woodrow Wilson through its evolution to Veterans Day since 1954, it has stood as a day to pause in recognition of veterans Photo by Karl Weisel past, present and future. After the Army Post Office reopens in its old lo“On Veterans Day we cation, patrons should find an improved facil- honor the living … the ity, officials said. ones who made it back,”

‘They will need help; we must give it to them,’ speaker says

German and American leaders pay their respects during a Veterans Day observance on Wiesbaden’s Clay Kaserne. said James Mann, commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 27, during a ceremony at Veterans Park on Clay Kaserne Nov. 7. Describing veterans as individuals who were “prepared to go toward

the sound of chaos” while others might flee to safety, Mann said, those same individuals remain ready to serve after leaving the military. Col. David Carstens, U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden commander, said

he was reminded of a quote by President John F. Kennedy — “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live them.” It’s vital, he said, to ensure that veterans receive the opportunities to continue using their skills, leadership and knowledge acquired while in the military to continue serving the nation. Tracing the establishment of the Servicemen’s Readjustment Act by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1944, which See Veterans on page 5

Commentary Feedback:

What will you be thankful for this Thanksgiving?

1st Lt. Matthew Kalani Gabriel 5th Signal Command “I’m thankful for the opportunities that the military has offered me in both my personal and professional growth.”

Reginald Stewart Wiesbaden Library “My kids.”

Air Force Staff Sgt. Jaime Ciciora American Forces Network Wiesbaden “My friends and family who really try to stay in touch with me (through Skype, social media, etc.) while I’m over here.”

Sgt. 1st Class George Davis Administrative Services Division, U.S. Army Europe “I’m thankful my family is still safe and that I’m with them instead of being downrange. In light of the government shutdown, I’m glad everyone still has a job.”

Lewis Pullum U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden “Family and friends and a big old turkey.”

Ask the commander Editor’s note: Have something you’d liketo share with the commander? Visit the garrison’s Facebook page (Garrison Wiesbaden), send an ICE comment or contact the Commander ’s Hotline (click the Feedback link on the garrison home page).

Sara N. commented: I am still extremely frustrated with the parking situation at the gym. I was not able to attend the spin class I Col. David Carstens, wanted to today U.S. Army Garrison because there was Wiesbaden no available parkcommander ing in any of the designated parking spots at the Thank for MP support fitness center — nor anywhere Kurt W. commented: within a quarter mile for that Wanted to pass on my thanks matter. I circled for more than to some of your MPs for giving 15 minutes. It was below 40 our Cub Scout den a tour of their degrees and I had an infant facilities. I’m sure I’m missing someone, but specifically Spc. with me. There was no way I Kelly and Pfc. Rolonramos were was walking from the parking fantastic. They were extremely garage, and why should I have positive and friendly, gave us a to when supposedly there are regreat tour and never lost their served spots for people wanting cool even when the group to use the gym during the day? Response: Sara, please started to get a bit rambunctious — pretty impressive with 20 or know that we are working so 7-8-year-old boys. I know our diligently to encourage people Scouts had a great time and got to “do the right thing” regarda lot out of it, and I think our ing parking on Clay Kaserne. parents left with a very positive While we encourage everyone impression of our U.S. Army to make the parking garage Garrison Wiesbaden MPs. their first choice for parking to Thanks for all your Soldiers help free up short-term parking are doing for our community. for those with special requireResponse: Thanks, Kurt, ments, we recognize there are for sharing this very positive some who still think they can experience with our hard- park for an extended period in working Military Police men short-term parking spaces with and women. You are not the no repercussions. I can assure first to note the extreme profes- you that is not the case — the sionalism and dedicated service Directorate of Emergency Serprovided by members of our law vices is now issuing more than enforcement team, and while I 700 tickets per month — with know they don’t perform their three-time offenders receiving duties for praise, they certainly a 30-day suspension of their appreciate the acknowledge- on-post driving privileges on all U.S. Army Garrison Wiesment of their efforts.

Praise for Wiesbaden Army Lodge

Rigaud Julien and Geoffrey S. noted: I’ve stayed at other hotels run by the Army and they were terrible. This was by far the best — very comfortable rooms. … The entire staff was very helpful and flexible to my needs — best hotel in Wiesbaden. Response: Glad to hear you both, like many patrons of Wiesbaden’s Lodge, have reported a more-than-satisfactory stay at this outstanding Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation facility. Your comments, in addition to Army-wide recognition for management excellence, are a reflection of the staff’s dedicated efforts to do all they can to truly serve patrons. Thanks for letting them know their efforts are appreciated.

Picture-perfect photo help

James E. and Jim N. remarked: Your staff (Wiesbaden Training Support Center) was very professional, informed and helpful. I greatly appreciated their attention to detail for my photo. … The guys (and gal) working here are great — highly satisfied with the service. Response: Great feedback James and Jim. The staff of the Wiesbaden Training Support Center provide an invaluable service to the units and individuals stationed within the Wiesbaden military community. Thanks for your comments.

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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 Thanksgiving meal

Don’t feel like cooking a big Thanksgiving meal. Head to the Strong Teams Cafe from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Nov. 28 to let the staff of the dining facility serve you a meal with all of the trimmings. Cost is $7.60 for service members, retirees, civilians and family members. Family members of service members in grades E-1 to E-4 pay $6.95.

Typhoon relief

Several people have asked about ways to support those impacted by the catastrophic events in the Philippines. Red Cross station manager Jana Fullmer advised that anyone wishing to donate to help can contribute online to the American Red Cross at, specifying that funds be used for typhoon relief efforts. People can also give directly to the Wiesbaden American Red Cross which will send it back to the National Headquarters. People can call the Red Cross at mil 337-1760 or civ (0611) 705-1760 for more information.

Closed for Thanksgiving

The following logistical offices will be closed Nov. 28 and 29: Personal Property Processing Office, Central Issue Facility, Property Book Office, Driver’s Testing, Transportation Motor Pool, Quality Control and POV Inspection.

Native American event

Members of the 5th Signal Command and fellow Wiesbaden-area Equal Opportunity officers host the 2013 National American Indian Heritage Month observance Nov. 27 from noon to 1 p.m. at the Taunus Theater in the Hainerberg Shopping Center. Call Sgt. 1st Class James Bonner at mil 337-8117 or civ (0172) 436-5443 for details.

Bikes on public transportation

Did you know that you can take your bicycle along with for free on any S-Bahn throughout the week in the Rhein-Main Region? Bikes may also be taken on U-Bahns and buses; however, on weekdays they are not permitted during rush hour (6-8:30 a.m. and 4-6:30 p.m.). Anytime on weekends is OK for bikes. Wheelchairs and buggies have priority over bikes.

Adaptive sports challenge stereotypes Story and photos by Chrystal Smith

U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Public Affairs Office

A flawed perception of the Soldiers assigned to Warrior Transition Units is that they’re broken. But after a day of rolling around on the floor at the Wiesbaden Fitness Center, Soldiers and community members have renewed thinking on the mettle and resilience of wounded warriors on active duty. Wiesbaden’s Warrior Transition Unit and Military Adaptive Sports hosted Soldiers and civilians for seated volleyball and adaptive wheelchair basketball Nov. 13 to enlighten minds of the plight of wounded, ill and injured Soldiers. “We are trying to raise the awareness of what our warriors do to remain active and to keep fitness up … whether working to return to duty or going out of the military,” Sgt. 1st Class Angel A player attempts a shot during a game of adaptive wheelchair basketRodriguez, Wiesbaden Company A, ball Nov. 13 at the Wiesbaden Fitness Center. Warrior Transition Battalion Europe. And even after the first few minutes respect for the wounded,” said Joel to their unit and performing on the job.” “We’re trying to figure where we need of action, well and fit participants were Flores, 5th Signal Command, who said already changing their minds about the he participated to show support for to fill gaps for when Soldiers transition … friends who were wounded in action. whether back to duty or elsewhere,” said recovering wounded. “It was pretty hard. It’s a lot differ- “This is my way of supporting them Kelly Jones, Company A, WTU occupaent when you don’t have your feet and and trying to gain some understanding tional therapy assistant for Baumholder, Kaiserslautern, Stuttgart and Wiesbaden. you can’t move as quickly as your mind of what they may be going through.” “It’s so much harder than these SolAs the adaptive sports offers woundtells you to move. … I have a newfound diers make it look,” said Ashley Grassl ed warriors various ways to rehab and of the USO, who, along with other USO keep fit, sports tournaments offer a way coworkers and volunteers, was on hand to ease social transitions. to support the WTU. “It’s certainly a “This is what we do to try to adapt learning experience to see what these the Soldier back into the unit,” said warriors go through every day.” Linda Steil, adaptive sports coordinator. Even as many gained new perspec- “Through sports it’s really easy to build tive from the event, Rodriguez said that the camaraderie.” he hoped the event is also successful in “With their peers it’s easy for them combating the stigma and misconcep- to have a social engagement on their tions that surround Soldiers assigned to own terms,” said Jones. “It’s nice to the WTU. He said not only do some still see them out there really working hard. regard wounded, ill and injured Soldiers It’s beautiful to watch them come out lowly, but also the recovering warriors of their shell.” wrestle with thoughts of inadequacy. Members of the American Red Cross, “I know this because I used to be a USO and the Wounded Warrior Project wounded warrior. We do a lot to keep were also on hand to support the event. them going,” said the cadre leader, addDuring November, Warrior Care ing that he was a warrior in transition Month, the Department of Defense about one and a half years. “Our biggest honors the courage of wounded, ill and Ashley Grassl serves from a seated enemy is uncertainty. We give the Sol- injured service members and highlights position during a match of seated diers general things to get them up and programs that offer them help. Visit www. volleyball Nov. 13 at Wiesbaden going again, but nothing in our program Fitness Center. adequately prepares them for the return warriorcare for more.

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Continued from page 1 on Saturdays. The package pickup window will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays. The Postal Service Center will be closed Nov. 28, Dec. 25 and Jan. 1 for the holidays.

Holiday mailing deadlines

Sending packages stateside for the holidays? Here are the projected holiday mailing deadlines for mail: Nov. 26 for Space Available Mail, Dec. 3 for Parcel Airlift Mail, Dec. 10 for Priority Mail and First-Class cards and letters, Dec. 17 for Express Mail.

“We put out those deadlines to make sure customers’ mail gets out and arrives by Christmas. That way we can (almost) guarantee that your mail will arrive by Christmas,” Cain said. To make an appointment to ship five or more packages call civ (0611) 705-6413. .......................................................................... Nov. 21, 2013

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News and features From the blotter

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

Oct. 31 Traffic accident — A family member is being charged with a traffic accident resulting in damage to property because of defective equipment.

Nov. 1 Traffic accident — A family member is being charged with a traffic accident: Inattentive driving and civilian misconduct. Traffic accident — A family member is being charged with a traffic accident resulting in damage to property because of defective equipment. Larceny: A noncommissioned officer is being charged with larceny of government funds. Child abuse: A family member is being charged with child abuse: Assault on a child under the age of 16.

Nov. 2 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 Hainerberg Housing.

Nov. 3 Drunk driving — An NCO is being charged with drunken driving. Disorderly conduct — A Soldier is being charged with damage to government property and drunk and disorderly behavior.

Nov. 4 Stolen license plate — A civilian employee became a victim when an unknown person stole the license plates off the employee’s vehicle while it was parked in downtown Wiesbaden. Assault — A Soldier is being charged with assault on a child under the age of 16, child abuse and domestic violence.

Nov. 5 Vehicle damage — The government became a victim when an unknown person fled the scene after damaging a parked vehicle. Drugs: A Soldier is being charged with wrongful use of a controlled substance (cocaine).

Nov. 6 Traffic accident — An officer is being charged with a traffic accident: Improper backing. Traffic accident — A civilian employee is being charged with a traffic accident: Failure to maintain control. Abusive sexual contact — An NCO is being charged with abusive sexual contact of an adult.

Nov. 7 Larceny — A family member is being charged with larceny of AAFES property.

Nov. 8 Drunk driving — A Soldier is being charged with driving while intoxicated.

Nov. 9 Assault — A family member is being charged with assault on a child under the age of 16 and child abuse.

Nov. 12 Traffic accident — A civilian employee is being charged with a traffic accident: Failure to maintain control.

Nov. 13 Assault — An NCO is being charged with assault consummated by a battery and domestic violence.

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Library book drop In a hurry and needing to return items to the Wiesbaden Library? You can now drop off materials at the library’s new curbside book drop. It is located directly in front of the Wiesbaden Library entrance. As the sign indicates, drivers can pull in to the designated parking space and stay for a minute while dropping off items. Violators will be ticketed, officials said.

Local Rising Star makes the cut Finalists from installations in the United States include Sgt. Christiana Ball from Fort Leonard Army Entertainment has announced the 12 final- Wood, Mo.; Pfc. Kiari Mhoon from Joint Base Lewisists slated to compete in Operation Rising Star this McChord, Wash.; family members Sarah Hopkins from Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va.; Charrie Mae December. U.S. Installation Management Command G9 Riggs from Fort Campbell, Ky.; and Joyce Severino Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation programs from USAG Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; and from will host and conduct the finals at Fort Sam Houston California, 2nd Lt. Derrick Bishop from Fort Irwin, and Sgt. Scott Harris from the Presidio of Monterey. Theatre, to determine the 2013 rising star. Audition packets, which were submitted by Finalists from overseas garrisons include Sgt. participating U.S. Army garrisons, contained Oscar Bugarin from Camp Lomonnier, Djibouti; Spc. videos of first-place winners from the garrisonIkilya Davenport from USAG Humphreys, Korea; and level competitions. These videos were considered from Germany, 1st Lt. Matthew Gabriel from USAG by a panel of judges at IMCOM headquarters, Wiesbaden; family member Christina Lewis from and the 12 finalists were chosen from the best. USAG Kaiserslautern; and family member Raquel These finalists will compete against the other contesSargent from USAG Stuttgart. tants in daily performances and be judged on their singing talent and stage presence. Each round of competition will be recorded, and the general public will be able to view and vote for their favorite performer to move ahead in the competition. Every stage of the competition will be scored based on a combination of votes from the public and from the judges. The initial performance will be available online at on Dec. 8, followed by semifinals and finals Dec. 10 and 12. The winner of the 2013 competition will be revealed Dec. 14. More information about Operation Photo by Tim Hipps Rising Star, the contestants and how to Judges view videos of local installation winners to select view the finals can be found at www. the 12 finalists at the 2012 competition. By Robert Dozier

Installation Management Command

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Veterans . . . . .

Continued from page 1 eventually became known as the GI Bill, Carstens said veterans were embraced, encouraged to improve their academic skills and to play major roles in postwar society. “Arguably, the power of employing our veterans postwar is what helped propel our nation to lead the world in the 20th century,” he said. … “In fact, the GI Bill has led to 14 Nobel laureates, two dozen Pulitzer Prize winners, three Supreme Court justices, three U.S. presidents and scores of other leaders. In 1970 almost 70 percent of our Congress was composed of veterans.” That wasn’t the case after the Vietnam War where the country was “so divided and distracted by internal politics that the public had little interest in what our veterans had been doing for the nation,” Carstens said. “These attitudes and misunderstandings about veterans during the Vietnam era sadly limited the potential success of many members of one of our

greatest generations of heroes. “We cannot allow this to happen again,” he said, pointing out that the United States now has the largest population of young veterans since the Vietnam War. “The Department of Defense is absolutely committed to the effort of getting vets back to work,” Carstens said, explaining that tax credits for businesses that hire unemployed and disabled veterans, changes in the Transition Assistance Program and Army Career Alumni Program, and various other initiatives are all aimed at helping those who have served their country in uniform find their way back Members of the garrison color guard present the colors during the ceremony. into the civilian world with more fellow service members hire a veteran or military family generation will join the remarkmeaningful employment. who are leaving the military member. able generations of men and “Recently, the U.S. Army over the next year. I ask you “Our Soldiers, our service women who wore the uniform Garrison Wiesbaden reached to tell them that they are not members, are Soldiers and ser- and left an enduring mark on out to strategic partners like alone.” vice members for life. They are this nation as veterans. They the USO to get high-powered Carstens asked leaders to resilient,” Carstens said. “They will need help. We must give business owners into our local ensure that those transitioning are strong. I am confident this it to them.” job fairs,” he added, saying that out of the military from their everyone can play a role in help- units get the transition help ing in that transition. “I assure they need and that civilians use you that everyone standing here their influence to “encourage today will know at least one or businesses or organizations to ssifi ur cla


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Making students more SAVVY Teaching nonviolence and respect to cultivate healthier school environment Story and photos by Chrystal Smith

U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Public Affairs Office

Being savvy isn’t just being cool and in the know. For the students at Wiesbaden Middle School, it means standing against unacceptable behavior and fostering an atmosphere of respect, kindness and honesty. Students Against Violence and Victimization of Youth, with the help of volunteers from U.S. Army Europe and the Wiesbaden Boxing Team, made a commitment to promote peace in their school and community Nov. 6. “We can’t just hope that kids will be nice. It takes everyone,” said Dr. Frankie Nielsen, SAVVY coordinator, who developed the program in the mid-’90s. And though the middle school doesn’t have a problem with bullying, administrators said that standing down to be Capt. Chris Jacobsen explains the violence continuum to students in David Lawrence’s sixth-grade classroom at Wiesmore SAVVY has been an efbaden Middle School during SAVVY Commitment Day activities Nov. 6. fective measure to maintain a trash talk, bullying and push- or malicious,” said Capt. Chris healthy environment. “The climate at the middle ing — grow into more violent Jacobsen, USAREUR. “I really don’t remember school gets better or worse; and criminal behavior if not better if there is intervention.” checked in its infancy. “We being bullied,” said Capt. Alec Nielsen’s program urges the should never trivialize the rib- Moyer, USAREUR. “Bullying immediate uprooting of unaccept- bing that kids do to one another. is much more of an issue than able behavior — which includes There always has to be efforts it was when I was growing up. The cyber dimension is a whole bullying in the earlier progres- to combat bullying.” Many of the volunteers pres- new part of the battlefield.” sions of the violence continuum. “Your vision about being “Certain behaviors must be ent recounted that when they addressed well before fighting were in middle school bullying respectful and disrespectful happens,” said Nielsen, noting was different and less pervasive. changes a lot when you’re older,” “I experienced it a little here said Spc. Joachim Chielens, that the “seeds of violence” — put-downs, insults, threats, and there, but it wasn’t serious USAREUR, as he spoke with a small group of students in the Students take a moment to read and sign the SAVVY breakout sessions, highlighting pledge after discussing ways to cultivate a friendly envithe age difference between the ronment in the school and community. students and himself. “Cyberbullying is a new anomaly … the behavior for cultivating a lence, disrespect, hostility and Internet didn’t exist when I was respectful environment. “We unkind acts. And most students your age.” want to grow different kinds signed the SAVVY CommitVolunteers and teachers of seeds.” ment Pledge. broke out into smaller groups Further discussion chalMembers of the garrison’s to discuss with students the lenged students to think of what boxing team punctuated the way ahead for promoting non- one could do individually to points of the day with a special violence, respect, kindness and ensure peaceful and respectful appearance in a brief assembly. courtesy. In the discussions some surroundings. Sgt. 1st Class Adam Martinez, students admitted to incidences The children said they could head coach, and three team of engaging in trash talking, and do things such as help others in members emphasized reporting uttering insults and put-downs. need, be friendly, be courteous incidents, encouraged befriend“If we don’t do something and show each other respect. ing victims of bullying to help about them they can lead to Students were further en- them out of such situations and Brianna Moose fills in a cutout of her foot with Steps for something worse,” said Jabcob- couraged to write down Steps reminded them that walking Peace she will make to foster a positive environment dur- sen as he talked with a group for Peace, personal actions they away to avoid victimization is ing SAVVY Commitment Day activities Nov. 6. of students about acceptable would take to stand against vio- always an option.

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USAG Wiesbaden — Wackernheim, Wiesbaden Energy awareness saves big bucks Even though Energy Awareness Month has come and gone, everyone should still make an effort to do all they can to help save Army dollars and resources. Energy awareness is about understanding that all day and night we’re using energy in our houses and facilities. Energy is expensive; especially in Europe. Some things we do use a lot more energy than others such as running washing machines and dishwashers. Simple changes in our habits can lead to big reactions in our energy consumption which in turn is better for our environment and pocket books. Here are a few tips to reduce energy and water consumption. g Close windows and doors during winter months

New perspective Daniel Corzelius, U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden fire chief, explains details of the fire trucks’ configuration to Bundeswehr Oberbrandmeister Nick Ludwig in the Fire Station during an orientation visit Nov. 5. Three Bundeswehr Soldiers visited to learn more about the garrison’s fire prevention operations. Photo by Chrystal Smith

g Open blinds to allow the sunshine to naturally heat the room; g Turn off heaters when rooms are unoccupied; g Always use the energy savings programs on washers, dryers and dishwashers; g Start washers, dryers and dishwashers only when completely loaded; Turn off interior and exterior lights and electrical devices such as computers, monitors, printers, audio and televisions, and wall chargers if not needed; g Unplug unused electrical devices in storage areas such as refrigerators and freezers. Learn more about energy conservation at www.wiesbaden.

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USAREUR selects its top career counselor retention program. Each year career counselors U.S. Army Europe Public Affairs from across USAREUR comOffice pete at their unit level for the A New York City native has award. Each must have achieved earned the title of 2013 U.S. 100 percent in all traditional Army Europe Career Counselor retention categories, to include of the Year. managing their unit retention Staff Sgt. Efrain D. Garcia programs within the guidelines Jr., originally from East Har- established by USAREUR. lem, is a battalion career coun“I am very humbled and selor with Headquarters and excited to have won this presHeadquarters Company, 18th tigious award,” said Garcia. “I Sustainment Support Battalion, have been studying and prepar16th Sustainment ing for the past two am very Brigade, 21st months, and thanks Theater Sustain- humbled and to my noncommisexcited to ment Command, sioned officers at based in Grafen- have won this my unit, and my wöhr. family… I was able prestigious Career counto get to this level of award.” selors conduct competition.” retention and reenlistment The two-day competition interviews, determine Soldiers’ included an Army Physical FitPhoto by Spc. Glenn M. Anderson eligibility to reenlist or extend ness Test, a 50-question written U.S. Army Europe Command Sgt. Maj. David S. Davenport Sr. presents Staff Sgt. Efrain their current enlistments; re- examination, and an appearance D. Garcia Jr. with the Army Commendation Medal for earning the title of 2013 U.S. Army view reenlistment and exten- in front of a panel of noncomEurope Career Counselor of the Year. sion documents; coordinate missioned officers who asked retention ceremonies and advise numerous and rigorous ques- Army retention program. general knowledge of not just use a lot of things from previous commanders on all areas of the tions about the Army and the The board consisted of four things they deal with every day, years to help us improve every voting members and the board such as their job requirements, year,” said Sadler, “It is timepresident, Command Sgt. Maj. but also their expertise in a broad consuming because there are a 50 Years David S. Davenport Sr., the range of Soldier skills. lot of pieces involved, but it is in business USAREUR senior enlisted “Like any competition, relatively simple to prepare for.” adviser. there is always a winner,” said At the end of the event, COLLISON CENTER Davenport said he was Davenport. “What was unique Garcia was awarded an Army impressed by the competitors’ about this competition was we Commendation Medal, a plaque We at Auto Hollmann would like to invite you to stop by and visit our had different Soldiers do better and several small gifts from Collision Center. We have seven collision/paint technicians with a combined at different events, and we had Army supporters. experience of years which enables us to fix your vehicle right the first one overall winner.” “My advice to any career time. We at Hollmann feel that our employees are our strongest asset so Even planning and executing counselors wanting to particiwe work very hard to keep up to date with our training standards. Our such an event is a task in itself, pate in this event is: definitely techs are factory trained along with various accomplishments from the major paint manufactures. said Master Sgt. Michael J. get engaged in more competiSadler, HQ USAREUR Reten- tions before going to ‘the big Direct repair shop with most major insurance companies. tion Operations NCO, organizer one,’” said Garcia. “That will Climate controlled paint booth and prep station. of the competition. Sadler is a give you the confidence and the Drive-on frame and unibody straightening rack for both full frame and Career Counselor of the Year experience you will need to go custom made vehicles. We have our own paint mixing system to match Award winner himself, earn- against the stiff competition.” even the toughest colored vehicles. We offer a complete line of repair ing the title while assigned to Garcia will represent USAincluding alignments. III Corps at Fort Hood, Texas, REUR at the Secretary of the 24 hour towing at 0171-6538059 in 2009. Army Career Counselor of the (USAA 5 Star Shop) “It was not too difficult to Year Competition in Washing+ We offer repairs on all makes and models plan for this event because we ton, D.C. in January. + Lifetime warranty on all workmanship By Spc. Glenn M. Anderson

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Eagle projects help preserve nature, history Recruitment proved to be a challenge because of the distance and having to camp in cold, wet conditions typical Identifying community service for early November. “I had to present projects to earn Boy Scouting’s highest this project in a way that would entice honor, Eagle Scout, can be a challenge younger Scouts and peers to participate,” in Europe. But with patience and persishe said. Fortunately, he received the suptence, these projects can be rewarding. port of senior Scouts and Venture Crew Two Scouts from Wiesbaden’s Troop members, in addition to adult volunteers 107 recently completed ambitious projand some younger Scouts. ects that will leave a lasting impact. Noble’s mother Grace said her son Eagle-candidate Kristopher Smith had some anxiety about the project. and a supportive crew of 33 volunteers “When ‘D-Day’ arrived, Cameron was restored a local fruit orchard in Breckgoing through every possible scenario enheim. in his mind,” she said. “What if no one “This orchard had not been taken shows … what if we can’t finish in one care of in over five years,” said Smith, weekend … will I be able to get support explaining that he and his fellow volfor a second weekend? Fortunately he unteers removed undergrowth, bushes, arrived at the camp site to see everyone weeds, grass and various small trees. waiting and excited to get to work.” Smith faced several challenges. After seven hours of labor, Noble said Photo courtesy of Karen Ravensbergen “I learned there are laws restricting he was pleased with the results — but chainsaw use during the summer,” he Andrew and Christopher Smith work on a project to restore and maintain he had more plans for the group. ‘Not said, “and so the project was pushed a local fruit orchard. only work, but play time’ is part of my back to October. strengths including wit, patience and the in 1918 under the command of General philosophy,” Noble said. “I scheduled “During the first weekend of the proj- ability to influence others.” John J. Pershing. time to tour the museum in Meuseect, cold rain poured down, forcing us to Smith thanked Dietrich Kröger, a More than 14,000 Americans are Argonne where you can see all kinds question the use of electric chainsaws,” member of the Streuobstverein Wies- buried at the nearby Meuse-Argonne of military equipment, and have a good Smith said, “and so I had to cancel our baden, Scoutmaster Jeff Stone, his American Cemetery. sandwich too.” first weekend of work in early October. parents, Krystin and Scott Smith, and The trail, located west of the French The tour included a chat with museum Thankfully, the following weekend other volunteers for their support. town of Verdun, includes the location owner, Jean Paul, who maintains a colwas dry, and I had a huge turnout of “We are so proud of Kris,” said his where Sgt. Alvin C. York captured 132 lection of patches from all of the Scout volunteers, enabling us to accomplish mother, Krystin. “He could have done an German Soldiers, helping him earn the troops that have visited .. “and now he a tremendous amount of work.” has one from Troop 107,” Noble said. easier and smaller project, but he chose Medal of Honor. Smith explained that while adult vol- this one, and accomplished it while still “I could not have done it without my Noble was inspired to work on the unteers handled dangerous equipment doing his schoolwork and other extracur- project after having been involved in parents’ support and encouragement,” such as chainsaws, younger Scouts did ricular activities.” a couple of similar past Scout projects he said. The work of Boy Scouts in Europe use saws and pruning shears. “During For his project, Eagle Scout candidate on the trail. Working with Col. Dougthis project,” said Smith, “I learned that Cameron Noble supervised volunteers las Mastriano of the the Sergeant York to preserve and maintain the Sgt. York kids like sharp things … so safety was at the Sergeant York Historic Trail in Discovery Expedition his improvement trail is documented on the website http:// of chief importance because sharp things Chatel Chehery, France. This trail is a project included replacing rotten or For more information about Scouting don’t like kids. central part of the BSA Meuse-Argonne missing wood barriers along the trail, “I tried to be an active and directive Historic Trail which covers an area where replacing wooden steps and upgrading opportunities with Troop 107 visit www. leader,” Smith added. “I discovered my 1.2 million Americans fought and served areas impacted by erosion. By Karen Ravensbergen Special to the Herald Union

USAREUR Headquarters Building named in honor of Lt. Gen. Geoffrey Keyes

U.S. Army Europe Command Sgt. Maj. David S. Davenport Sr. (left) and Lt. Gen. Donald M. Campbell (right), USAREUR commander, are joined by William Keyes Broughton, grandson of Lt. Gen. Geoffrey Keyes, former 7th Army commander, during the dedication ceremony of the USAREUR Headquarters Building as the Lt. Gen. Geoffrey Keyes Building Nov. 14. Keyes, who fought in various campaigns during World War II, helped rebuild post-war Germany during his leadership of Seventh and Third Armies from 1945-47. Photo by Dee Crawford .......................................................................... Nov. 21, 2013

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Community notes ... Community notes WCSC highlights

The Wiesbaden Community Spouses Club holds the following upcoming events: Book Club at 11 a.m. Nov. 21 (Texastr. 39 in Hainerberg Housing) to discuss “The Witness Wore Redâ€? by Rebeccah Musser; Brunch at the Bodega de Musica Nov. 26 (meet at the Wiesbaden Entertainment Center at 11:30 a.m. to carpool); Henkell Tour Nov. 27 (meet at the Hainerberg Shoppette at 9:30 a.m.); Tour the Mainz Christmas Market Dec. 2; card-making class Dec. 4; Wiesbaden Christmas Market and BOG meeting Dec. 5, Christmas cookie and ornament exchange Dec. 11; Cooking with Sybille Dec. 12, RĂźdesheim coffee, cake and Christmas market Dec. 16. Visit for more information.

True Gift of Christmas

The Protestant Women of the Chapel host a special Christmas program: “Growing Faith Through Service� at the Clay Chapel Dec. 3 from 9-11:30 a.m. Child care and lunch will be provided.

Win with the USO

Single service members are invited to vie for a chance to be among 22 winners of the Rhein Main Area USOs trip to the Alpincenter Snow Dome Nov. 30

to ski or snowboard. Everything is included free including dinner and use of equipment. Stop by the Clay Kaserne or Hainerberg Shopping Center USOs to enter for the chance to win.

this holiday season through the Wiesbaden Army Community Service/Chaplains Corps Angel Tree Program Nov. 21 to Dec. 17. Pick up a tag from an Angel Tree (located at commissary, PX, Post Office, Power Zone, Toyland, Andrews Federal Credit Union and Community Bank), purchase a gift and drop off the unwrapped gift (along with the tag attached) to any Angel Tree drop boy by Dec. 17.

Dental, Vet Clinic closings

The Wiesbaden Dental Clinic will be closed Nov. 29. The Wiesbaden Veterinary Clinic will be closed Dec. 25 and Jan. 31. The Veterinary Clinic will close at noon on Dec. 31 for inventory.

Get busy with BOSS

Wiesbaden’s Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program invites service members for BOSS movie nights at the Warrior Zone on Clay Kaserne Mondays at 6 p.m. BOSS hosts an Xbox Tournament at the Warrior Zone Nov. 22 from 6-9 p.m. and teams up the Rhein Main Area USOs for a special dinner Nov. 28 from 6-9 p.m. Call civ (0611) 705-5042 for more information.

Call for Youth of the Year nominations

Do you know a young person who should be nominated as this year’s Youth of the Year? Nominations are currently being accepted by Wiesbaden’s Child Youth and School Services. Contact Aaron Chapuis, Wiesbaden Youth Program

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New home for Red Cross

Jana Fullmer, Wiesbaden Red Cross station manager, gives Roger Gerber, Transformation and Stationing Management Office director; Command Sgt. Maj. Sa’eed Mustafa and Col. David Carstens a tour of the new Red Cross offices in Building 1206 on Wiesbaden’s Clay Kaserne. “We’ve already been able to double the classes that we offer thanks to the move,� said Fullmer. She added that new volunteers are always welcome to get involved. “We have a great need for leadership — volunteers to run our specific programs. It’s a great way to build one’s resume and skills.� Call the Red Cross at civ (0611) 705-1760 for more information. director, at civ (0611) 4080-391 for details.

ACAP eligibility

If you are an active or Reserve Component Soldier with 180 or more days of continuous active duty service, you and your family members are eligible to receive ACAP services 18 months before separation or 24 months before retirement. ACAP helps Soldiers make informed career decisions through benefits counseling and employment assistance. For more information, contact the Wiesbaden ACAP Center at mil 337-5709 or civ (0611) 705-5709 or visit the facility in Clay Kaserne Building 1023E, Room 9.

Holiday food drive

Willie H. Dixon Lodge

143 and Blanche M. Bruner Chapter 17 is holding a holiday food drive through Dec. 15 to support the Army Community Service community food bank. The organizations are accepting nonperishable foods in donation bins located at the Wiesbaden Commissary and Hainerberg Shopping Center near the Cappuccino Casino.

Reduced bank hours

The Community Banks will have reduced hours on Thanksgiving, Nov. 28: Clay Kaserne and Mainz-Kastel branches 9 a.m. to noon, Hainerberg Shopping Center branch 9:30 a.m. to noon. ATMs remain available for service throughout the community.

Angel Tree program

Give a needy child a gift

Holiday Tree Lighting on Dec. 6

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 the Wiesbaden Fitness Center. Enjoy live entertainment, children’s activities, a visit by the jolly old elf, food beverages and more.

CIB Nov. 26

The next Community Information Briefing will be held Nov. 26 at 9:30 a.m. at the Community Activity Center on Clay Kaserne. Attend in person or follow it live on the Garrison Wiesbaden Facebook page.

Commissary closing Nov. 28

The Wiesbaden Commissary will closed on Nov. 28 for Thanksgiving.

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 November and December. The shop is located across from the Power Zone on Mainz-Kastel Storage Station.


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Schools page — Partners in education

American Education Week School bits By Chuck McCarter

Special to the Herald Union

Schools have changed a lot over the years. Gone are the one-room schoolhouses, chalkboards are now often replaced with electronic white boards, laptop computers are replacing text books, and there are a host of new skills for students to learn for the world of tomorrow. The National Education Association’s American Education Week spotlights the importance of providing every child in America with Photo by Chrystal Smith a quality public education Spc. Ashli Bryant, Company E, 1st Regiment, 214th Aviation Regiment, from kindergarten through talks to Patricia Mitchell, Embry Riddle assistant campus director at Wicollege, and the need for evesbaden, about educational offerings from Embry Riddle Aeronautical eryone to do his or her part in making public schools University at a special American Education Week information booth in great. A great education the Strong Teams Cafe on Clay Kaserne Nov. 18 — one of several locawill allow students to grow, tions visited by Wiesbaden Education Center representatives during the prosper and achieve in the week of Nov. 18-22. 21st century. All of this is counterparts on such indicators and the school. just as relevant and important for as the National Assessment of Another unique quality of our our DoDEA students. Educational Progress tests, the Ter- schools is how many parents are This week is a great oppor- raNova, the SAT and high school absent due to deployment or other tunity for parents to discuss the graduation rates. DoDDS schools temporary duties. Our schools have importance of education with their set high expectations for students support groups for children of dechildren and to look for ways to re- and been studied by other school ployed parents where counselors inforce learning. Research shows systems and universities for our and teachers work with students, that education is a great predic- consistently high test scores and discuss their concerns and lend a tor of personal and professional small minority achievement gap. supportive ear. Classroom teachers success later in life. American Our teachers are keenly aware are keenly alert to changes in a Education Week is also a great of the unique needs of DoDEA student’s behavior or work habits chance for parents to reconnect students. as parents are deployed or return. with their students’ schools and to One important aspect of workTeachers work closely with the look for opportunities to volunteer ing in a DoDDS school is the counselors to ensure students have and support the schools and the constant movement of students in the support that they need. When curriculum. and out of our schools. Teachers parents are back from deployments There is much to celebrate and staff know the importance of it is a great idea, whether during in our schools. In recent years making students feel welcome as American Education Week or DoDEA schools have continued they arrive and helping to get them any other time, to reconnect with to outperform their stateside settled and integrated into the class schools and teachers.

Staying drug free

Wiesbaden Middle School National Honor Society members pose for a picture Oct. 24 to show their spirit during Red Ribbon Week activities, observed Oct. 21-24, and themed “A Healthy Me is Drug Free,”to discourage drug abuse among students.

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.

WCSC 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

Masters of Education

The University of Oklahoma will soon be offering a Masters of Education. The staff is currently conducting a needs assessment survey to determine interest. To complete the survey and get more information on programs visit www. Call civ (0611) 705-5937 for more information.

Family bingo night

Wiesbaden High School’s Senior Parent Association invites everyone out for a night of fun Nov. 21 during family bingo night in the school’s multipurpose room. Doors open at 5 p.m. (pizza dinner available for purchase) and bingo games (win a themed gift basket) will be featured from 6-8 p.m. Proceeds benefit the class of 2014. Email for more information.

JFK Exhibition

Be sure to stop by Wiesbaden Middle School now through Nov. 24 to check out the special traveling “John F. Kennedy in Hessen 1963/2013” exhibition. The exhibit is open during school hours.

School holidays

Local Department of Defense Dependents Schools will be closed in observation of Veterans Day Nov. 11 and Thanksgiving Nov. 28-29. Winter recess begins on Dec. 23 with school resuming on Jan. 6.

Free/reduced lunches

Families may be eligible for free or reducedprice school lunches based on size and income. Pick up an application at your child’s school or check with Parent Central Services at civ (0611) 705-7928.

AVID tutors sought

Would you like to work with Wiesbaden High School students who are motivated to succeed in high school and college? Work part time, every other day as an adult Advancement Via Individual Determination tutor. Apply for the position of “substitute teacher” in Wiesbaden on the website. Call Wiesbaden High School at civ (0611) 4080-351 for details. ......................................................................... Nov. 21, 2013

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Sports and leisure By Donald Seltzer Volksmarching Editor

Volksmarching Notes

Take a hike:

C The calendar for volksmarching in Germany, Terminliste 2014, is available for €2.50 in the start hall at most events. It lists dates, locations, points of contact and other information. Also provided is an extensive list of permanent trails. C The Wiesbaden International Wandering Club continues to set the example for being an active club — upcoming trips include the underground event at Merkers on Nov. 23, a Christmas Market and volksmarch near Cologne Dec. 8, an overnight trip to the Paris volksmarch and Reims Champagne Caves Jan. 11-12, and another overnight trip to the always-popular event at Rothenburg a.d. Tauber Feb. 22-23. The club is also looking to fill a few elected positions. Contact or visit their website at C Many thanks to readers Pat and Cheryl Patterson, Bob and Pat Kiebler, and Johnette Scott for providing event brochures. C Look for additional event choices at www.

Weekend of Nov. 23-24


olz/Saar (66265) — This Saarland event is north of Saarbrücken and west of Neunkirchen. From the KMC area, use Autobahns 6, 8 and 1 toward Saarlouis and Saarbrücken. Exit at Quierscheid (144) to follow IVV directional signs to the start at Holz.

Start: Glück-Auf-Halle on Glück-Auf-Weg Saturday and Sunday: 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. (6, 11 and 20 km) Trails: Unknown Award: None.

Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28


amstein-Miesenbach (66877) —The Ramstein Roadrunners club plays host to its 29th annual Thanksgiving Day volksmarch and 75th overall event. Wanderers will find the event to be a friendly and relaxing family activity. Ask about becoming a club member — information is available at the start hall. Consider making reservations to enjoy

Outdoor Rec getaways

Head to Prague Nov. 23-24; Zermatt, Switzerland, Nov. 27 to Dec. 1; or Greece and Italy Dec. 22 to Jan. 2 with Wiesbaden Outdoor Recreation. Call civ (0611) 705-5760 for more information.

On tour with the USO

Rhein Main Area USOs offer trips to Amsterdam Nov. 23; Mullhausen, France, Nov. 23;

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the Thanksgiving buffet at the Officers’ Club on Ramstein Air Base. Spend a night or two in guest lodging — contact Central Reservations at civ (06371) 454920 to find out if Space-A rooms are available. Use Autobahns 5 and 6 and the Landstuhl/Air Base exit (13) to follow IVV directional signs to reach the town of Ramstein-Miesenbach.

Start: Mehrzweckhalle at Am Kiefernkopf 22 Thursday: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. (5 and 10 km) Trail: Slightly hilly, fields and forests Award: Commemorative challenge coin.

Weekend of Nov. 30 to Dec. 1


irchen-Freusburg (57548) — Enjoy the scenic area southwest of Siegen at this event, sponsored in part by the Rhein-Zeitung newspaper. Freusburg is marketed as “am Fuße des Westerwaldes,” or “at the foot of the Westerwald” area. Children will receive a free waffle and drink. Maps indicate a castle at Freusburg, a town of interest for tourists. From Giessen use Autobahn 45 toward Siegen and exit at Wilnsdorf (23). Follow a secondary road to Neunkirchen and Betzdorf, then B-62 to Kirchen and Freusburg.

Start: Bürgerhaus Freusburg on Siegtalstrasse; parking is at Industriestrasse 4 Saturday and Sunday: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. (5 and 10 km) and 8 a.m. to noon (20 km) Trail: Hilly trails, woods Award: None.


pabrücken (55595) — This event, in the Naturpark Soonwald-Nahe, is northwest of Bad Kreuznach and southwest of Bingen, and should be easily reached. From Wiesbaden, use Autobahns 60 and 61 past Bingen, then exit at Waldlaubersheim (47). Follow a minor road through Schweppenhausen and Schöneberg to reach the start at Spabrücken.

Start: Soonwaldhalle Saturday and Sunday: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. (6 and 10 km) Trail: Hilly, fields and woods Award: None.

use Autobahns 60 and 61 past Bingen, then exit at Waldlaubersheim (47). Follow a minor road through Schweppenhausen and Schöneberg to reach the start at Spabrücken.

Start: Soonwaldhalle Saturday and Sunday: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. (6 and 10 km) Trail: Hilly, fields and woods Award: None.

Weekend of Dec. 7-8


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

Start: Bockenauer-Schweiz-Halle on Waldböckelheimer Strasse Sunday: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (5 and 10 km) Trail: Fairly hilly, woods Award: From previous events.

Weekend of Dec. 21-22


uxembourg-Limpertsberg, Luxembourg (L1750) — This Saturday-only walk combines a walk with a visit to the town’s Christmas market. From the Kaiserslautern area, use Autobahn 6 toward Saarbrücken. At Kreuz Neunkirchen connect with A-8 toward Luxembourg and continue across the border where it becomes A13. At the Croix de Bettembourg interchange, take A3 toward Luxembourg. Just past the Croix de Gasperich, the Autobahn ends at a roundabout; take the second exit onto B3. Use N3, N50, N57, Boulevard Royal, N52, Avenue Victor Hugo, Square Edouard Andre and Rue Jean-Baptiste Fresez. Watch for FLMP directional signs leading to the start at Limpertsberg.


pabrücken (55595) — This event, in the Naturpark Soonwald-Nahe, is northwest of Bad Kreuznach and southwest of Bingen, and should be easily reached. From Wiesbaden,

Start: Hall Victor Hugo at 60 Avenue Victor Hugo Saturday: 1-5 p.m. (6 and 12 km) Trail: Through the Christmas Market Award: None.

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Things to do ... Things to do

Indoor skiing/ snowboarding

Rhein Main Area USOs invite single Soldiers to enter to win one of 22 free trips to ski or snowboard (and dinner) at an indoor skiing center on Nov. 30. Stop by the Clay Kaserne or Hainerberg USOs to enter.

A guide to volksmarching in the Kaiserslautern/Wiesbaden area

Riesling Route Nov. 24; Black Forest Thanksgiving Nov. 28; Netherlands Christmas Nov. 29; Three Countries Express Nov. 29; Christmas in France Nov. 30; Saarbrücken Christmas Markets Nov. 30; Rhein River Cruise and Rüdesheim Christmas Market Dec. 1; 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

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Dec. 14; Trier Christmas Market Dec. 14. Stop by any area USO for more information.

Luxembourg Bazaar

Organizations from some 60 countries will be featured at the 53rd International Bazaar of Luxembourg Nov. 30 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Dec. 1 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The bazaar will be held in the LuxExpo exhibition hall in the Kirchberg area just east of Luxembourg City. Entrance is free. Visit www.bazar-international. lu for more information.

Ski Club

Join fellow winter sports

enthusiasts in tackling some of the best slopes in Europe with the Hessen International Ski Club. The club meets every other Thursday at the Paulaner Restaurant (Wilhelmstrasse 58-60) in Wiesbaden. For more information visit “Hessen International Ski Club” on Facebook or www.hessenski. com. To contact club president Marco Vialpando send an email to

Actors sought

The Wiesbaden English Language Theater seeks two men and two women for its next production, “Separate Beds,” by Canadian author MJ

Cruise. Performance dates are in February. Volunteers for technical and backstage support are also needed. Visit for details.

A Gospel Christmas and Irish Celebration

The New Spirit Gospel Choir Wiesbaden presents A Gospel Christmas and Irish Celebration concert Nov. 30 at 5 p.m. at the Lutherskirche Wiesbaden (Sartoriusstr. 16, 65187)

Nightfire at the WEC

Enjoy live rock music with U.S. Army Europe’s Nightfire Nov. 23 at 8 p.m. at the Wiesbaden Entertainment Center. The performance will feature a laser light show.

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For your health

Maj. Gen. Richard C. Longo, U.S. Army Europe deputy commander, is joined by Wiesbaden Middle School seventhgrader Matthew Cox (left) and eighth-grader Oishin Oravetz while taking a poll among students about different food choices. Photo left: USAREUR Soldiers join students and teachers in promoting healthy lifestyles during a run on the high school track Nov. 15.

Middle school encourages healthy lifestyle Story and photos by Karl Weisel

U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Public Affairs Office

Young metabolisms need lots of fuel to run efficiently. Getting the proper fuel is the key. That’s why Dr. Susan Hargis, Wiesbaden Middle School principal, and Maj. Gen. Richard C. Longo, U.S. Army Europe deputy commander, took time out to kick off this year’s Fueling the Future program at the middle school Nov. 14. “This is a nutrition literacy program,” said Hargis, explaining that the school teamed up with USAREUR last year to

launch the program. It is similar to one she introduced several years ago at Kaiserslautern Middle School. The aim of the program is to encourage all members of the Army Family, and especially those in their formative years, to eat nutritious foods, exercise regularly and to enjoy healthy lifestyles. Hargis said the school is also once again partnering with the Defense Commissary Agency to help educate students about how to make good food choices and learn more about nutrition

and food safety. USAREUR’s deputy commander talked to students about the role different foods play in fueling the body and in maintaining weight and overall good health. Sharing personal details about a family member’s struggle with weight gain, Longo said, he appreciated the importance of making good decisions. “Make just a couple of good choices about food each day and you’ll see it can have a tremendous impact,” Longo said. Using mustard instead of mayonnaise, drinking chocolate milk rather

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than a soft drink, and making any number of other food choices on a regular basis can all help in controlling one’s diet and improving nutritional intake, he said. Other daily decisions young people can make to beef up their health include helping their mother carry groceries, not spending too many hours sitting in front of the television or electronic games, and getting involved in extracurricular sports programs, officials said. Once the discussions about good nutrition were completed, school officials led students to the high school track where teachers joined students for several laps around the track.

Tinnitus: Do you know what ‘the buzz’ is all about? By Maj. Melissa Leccese

Army Hearing Program staff officer for the U.S. Army Public Health Command

Even if you are unfamiliar with the term tinnitus, many of you may have experienced this distracting ringing, buzzing, clicking, roaring or rushing sound in the ears at one time or another. What tinnitus isn’t. Tinnitus is not a disease; however, it is likely related to an underlying condition. The most common condition that tinnitus relates to is noise exposure, both workrelated and recreational. Other conditions that tinnitus may relate to include aging, ear or sinus infections, head or neck injury,

heart or vascular disease, some medications, stress or fatigue. Prevalence. An estimated 50 million Americans experience constant tinnitus. Over 16 million that suffer from tinnitus have sought medical attention to find relief. Among veterans, tinnitus is the most common service-connected disability. Impacts. Tinnitus can interfere with ability to concentrate for short or long periods of time. It is most noticeable in quiet, not because the sound grows louder in this setting, but because the sound is more easily heard in a place where there is little sound competition. In severe cases, depression and insomnia plague the individual affected. Tinnitus can be a source of severe mental

stress for some. Causes. Despite ongoing research efforts, the exact cause of tinnitus is unclear. Tinnitus that is related to noise exposure is believed to be the result of damage or stress to cells in the inner ear. These cells are known as “hair cells” because of the hair-like projections that are attached to these cells. Hair cells play an important role in the hearing process and damage results in damaged hearing. Prevention. Because noiseinduced hearing loss is often related to tinnitus, any measures taken to limit hazardous levels of noise will help prevent tinnitus. In pre-existing cases, these protective measures will prevent tinnitus from worsen-

ing. Turning down the volume or moving away from the noise is a wise noise-limiting practice. Use hearing protection in situations where noise levels cannot be limited. Cure. Sadly, there is no cure for tinnitus, but there are many treatments and treatment programs available that help some individuals cope with and manage this condition: P Counseling programs exist for individuals as well as for groups that assist in changing reactions toward the tinnitus. A primary goal is to facilitate relaxation by decreasing awareness of the tinnitus. P Individuals who have hearing loss in conjunction with the tinnitus may find treatment .........................................................................Nov. 21, 2013

for both by using hearing aids. Hearing aids amplify speech and environmental sounds, which often make the tinnitus less noticeable. P Sound generators facilitate relaxation and sleep. These devices produce gentle, repetitive, soothing sounds such as waterfalls or soft music. Some sound generators can even be worn in the ear and are used as part of tinnitus retraining therapy. Now that you know what the “buzz” is all about, you can make wise choices to prevent this troubling condition from happening to you. For those who are already experiencing tinnitus, there is help available in several different forms.

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Sports and leisure

Wiesbaden Warrior teams congratulate one another at the end of the game Nov. 16 at Wiesbaden High School.

Warrior Pride

Wiesbaden takes championship, secures traveling trophy After the division playoffs, it was a sure bet that the Installation Management Command Junior Tackle Football trophy would find a home in the Wiesbaden community at the culmination of the 2013 season. The question that remained was whether it would be Warrior Team 1 or 2 that would earn the bragging rights. Warrior Team 2 put an end to speculation after holding on to clinch the championship win over its brother team with an 8-6

victory in action Nov. 16 at the Talen Rose finds room in the backfield to gain yards against the Warrior Team 1 deWiesbaden High School field. fense. The match-up came as a ship,” said Peter Devon Ross result of both winning their Witmer, Wiesset to take respective division titles for the baden Warrior the snap season. The rematch, although Team 1 assistant calls the a smaller margin of victory, coach. play for The tackle proved the Warrior Team 2 as Wiesbaden the best in the community in the football trophy Warrior Team will remain in 12-14-year-old category. 2 as Warrior “Both teams played well the Wiesbaden Team 1 preduring the season. They gath- community unpares to deered momentum during the til the Warriors fend against playoffs, and played a really are unseated as the offensive close game for the champion- champs. rush.

Heidelberg acquisitions bolster Warriors’ success By Kierra Carr

Special to the Herald Union

Unification was the key to Wiesbaden High School’s successful football season, according to players and officials. Wiesbaden entered the Department of Defense Dependents SchoolsEurope Division 1 playoffs against the Kaiserslautern Raiders with a 4-2 record. After successfully defeating the Raiders in the semifinals the Warriors went on to face the Ramstein Royals in the championship game in Kaiserslautern Nov. 2. Despite some doubts as a result of an earlier season loss to the Royals, the Warriors held their heads high while stepping onto Kaiserslautern’s turf. Part of that confidence was knowing Photo by Maria Hernandez they had the added firepower of four Timothy Cuthbert cuts up field during a game this season. former Heidelberg High School play“I was a starter in every game, so I did Heidelberg players assisted them ers — senior Daniel White and juniors Timothy Cuthbert, Justin Vatcher and feel like I was an asset to the team. But tremendously. “Tim Cuthbert was an Alfred Freed. The addition of new overall I feel like every player helped,” all-around player, and we could put players from Heidelberg was a result said Vatcher, about Wiesbaden’s team. him in any position and he’d play it Captain DaiVon Poole said the to the best of his ability. Alfred could of the school’s closing last school year.

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perform critical plays when we were really in need of one. Daniel White was one of the best blockers on the team. Also, Vatcher put a lot of pressure on our opponents’ offense. Overall, they really did contribute to our team winning this year.” Looking back over the season, Wiesbaden’s football coach Steve Jewell said he knew big things were in store for the Warriors. “If we were able to meld these two great communities together, we’d be OK,” he said. Despite a fast start by the Royals, the final score read 38-21 with Wiesbaden claiming the Division 1 crown. A week later, on Nov. 9, several Warriors were on hand to help the North squad win the DoDDS-E Football Allstar Game in Wiesbaden. They included Poole, CJ Pridgen, Reymoi Lewis, Seth Kraft, Dequan Reed, Johnathan Skeesick and Andrew Murray. The North all-stars beat the South 14-9. (Kierra Carr, a Wiesbaden High School senior, is a career intern with the garrison’s Public Affairs Office)

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Sports and leisure

‘Biggest show in town’ Non-stop action at GermanAmerican boxing invitational By Karl Weisel

U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Public Affairs Office

Some 1,700 fight fans were in the house Nov. 16 to catch 18 action-packed bouts at what was billed as “The Biggest Show in Town.” The packed house of Germans and Americans at the Wiesbaden Fitness Center witnessed fighters from U.S. Army garrisons across Europe, the United States and local German boxing clubs facing off during the Wiesbaden Boxing Invitational. In a night that saw its share of surprises, challenges and upsets, among the highlights was a 141-pound light welterweight battle between Wiesbaden’s Corey Gulley and Hochheim’s Wjutscheslaw Schwabauer. “I was just trying to stay consistent,” said Gulley, a Soldier with Company C, 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment, after the referee stopped the contest a minute and 35 seconds into the second round. “I knew if I kept pressure on him he would keep running.” The former All-Army Camp participant who said he’s been boxing for about two years and entered the ring with “motivation and dedication,” added that his opponent seemed surprised by the left-handed punches coming his way. “I don’t think he is used to south paw boxers.” Likewise, Wiesbaden’s Jose Orta showed poise, know-how and endurance by winning a three-round decision against Hochheim’s Arnold Nana during another light welterweight match-up. “I just wanted to be cool, calm and collected,” said the Company A, 24th Military Intelligence Battalion, member of the Wiesbaden Boxing Team. “My training really has helped. I felt in control for the entire bout. It was great — a feeling like no other. I felt triumphant.” Other fights saw the advantage shifting like sand in an hourglass. One of those was a 165-pound middleweight bout

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between USAG Bavaria’s Idy Tagama and Wiesbaden’s Justin Duke. “It was sloppy,” said Duke, explaining that it was his first fight since 2007. The 60th Engineer Detachment Soldier said while it looked like a pretty even match-up from the outside, he felt that he scored the most points in rounds one and three. “I just kept trying to keep the pressure on him.” Photos by Karl Weisel While the judges agreed, awarding the three-round deci- Wiesbaden’s Justin Duke crushes the cheek of Bavaria’s sion to the Wiesbaden fighter, Idy Tagama during their middleweight bout. Duke said, “I have to get in shape” for the next fight. U.S. Forces Europe 2013 Boxing Champion Lisa Manela may have found herself outpointed in a 125-pound featherweight bout against MainzKastel’s Monika Schweiz (who also had seven more fights under BOSS member Kenady her belt), but that didn’t stop her Krushe signals Round 3. from pulling out all the stops Photo left: Wiesbaden’s during the furious three-round Lisa Manela fights Mainzloss. Despite being a head Kastel’s Monika Schweiz. shorter, Manela never stopped make that team.” earned a 5-0 decision against delivering a shower of punches Another highly anticipated Wiesbaden’s Vanessa Cruz. Kaiserwhile being pummeled in return. fight saw Wiesbaden’s Rubin slautern’s Romeo Ingreso won after One of the most anticipated Stackhouse, a past local cham- the ref stopped the contest against Vicenza’s Gary Silver. fights of the night saw U.S. pion, take on USAG Vicenza’s Welterweight: Vicenza’s DomiForces Europe 2013 Boxing William Ransom in a super- nick Cureton defeated Hohenfels’ Champion Nate Barnd of Wies- heavyweight contest with the Taurian Flowers (referee stopped contest after Flowers dislocated his baden squaring off against Ho- Wiesbaden fighter getting in shoulder). Hochheim’s Sandro Kutz chheim Boxing Team member a flurry of blows in the final won a 5-0 decision over Vicenza’s Isref Perzhollaj in a 152-pound seconds to take a 3-2 decision. Stephen Pickens. Bavaria’s Keith Thompson scored a 3-2 win against welterweight contest. Sgt. 1st Class Adam Mar- Kaiserslautern’s Marcus Green. “I had to get warmed up,” tinez, coach of the Wiesbaden Light heavyweight: Kaisersaid Barnd, who turned on the boxing team, gave a special slautern’s Michael Logan won a decision against Hohenfels gas in rounds two and three. “I thanks to the MWR staff, 5-0 Corey Taylor. saw he was leaning on the ropes Special Events, Marketing, Heavyweight: Ramstein’s Naand breathing hard so I went in Training Support and all of than Remlinger put away Vicenza’s for the kill. It was tough, because the noncommissioned officers, John Schwering. Kaiserslautern’s Keith Mazone beat Vicenza’s he kept grabbing me.” Soldiers and civilians who Daniel Cole. Vicenza’s Demotts Barnd, who said he lost 26 supported the event. “A very Youngblood won a 5-0 win against pounds while training for the special thanks to members of Bavaria’s Joseph Samuela. Open division – fight night, gave credit to his Ho- the Wiesbaden Softball team Middleweight: Wiesbaden’s chheim opponent for continuing and our Better Opportunities for Anis Belhadj defeated Kaiserslautto keep up the pressure. “He Single Soldiers program who, ern’s James Beck. Heavyweight: Hochheim’s Brawas a good competitor — one without their support, we could nimir Malenica won after the referee stopped his bout in the second round of the best matches I’ve had. I not have been as successful.” against Vicenza’s Joshua Rubio. need more like this one.” Results of other bouts: Team results – Recently promoted to spe- Novice category – USAG Wiesbaden first place, Vicialist, Barnd said he is lookLightweight: Wiesbaden’s Joel cenza second, Kaiserslautern third, ing forward to attending the Flores won a 3-2 decision against Hochheim fourth, Mainz-Kastel fifth, Hohenfels sixth and Bavaria Vicenza’s Martinez Kelly. all-Army Boxing Camp in the Light welterweight: Wi- seventh. (For more photos visit spring of 2014. “Hopefully I’ll e s b a d e n ’s J a c q u e l i n e B o r n ......................................................................... Nov. 21, 2013

Sports shorts Wiesbaden Sports and Fitness hosts a Basketball Tournament Nov. 29-31. Cost is $250 per team. Call mil 337-5541 or civ (0611) 705-5541 for more information.

Athletes of the Year

Congratulations to Wiesbaden High School’s Jade Sullivan and Jenna Eidem, Stars and Stripes Department of Defense Dependents Schools-Europe Athletes of the Year in tennis and golf respectively. Sullivan, a sophomore, and Eidem, a junior, dominated this year’s DoDDS-E tennis and golf championships. (Courtesy of the Stars and Stripes)

Turkey Trot fun run

Head to the Wiesbaden Fitness Center on Clay Kaserne Nov. 22 at 9 a.m. for the five-kilometer Turkey Trot fun run. Call civ (0611) 705-5541 for details.

Volleyball tourney

A Volleyball Tournament will be held Nov. 22-24 at the Wiesbaden Fitness Center on Clay Kaserne. Cost is $250 per team. Call mil 337-5541 or civ (0611) 705-5541 for details.

Bowling tourney

Wiesbaden’s Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation Fun Bowling League holds a Nine-Pin-No-Tap Doubles Tournament Nov. 30 to Dec. 1 at the Wiesbaden Entertainment Center. Cost is $25 per person. First-place prize is $500. Register at the Wiesbaden Entertainment Center by Nov. 25. First-place prize is $500.

Personal trainer

Need a personal trainer to improve your workout routine? Cost is $45 for an individual session, $150 for five sessions or $40 for a group session. Call David Sturman at civ (0611) 705-7651 to make an appointment.

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Traditional holiday markets, events, concerts help everyone in

Catching the spirit “Nothing revives the past so completely as a smell that was once associated with it.” — Vladimir Nabokov Story and photos by Karl Weisel

U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Public Affairs Office


he holidays approach with a burst of past memories. The sight of one’s children — wideeyed and excited on Christmas morning. The sound of a choir under the falling snow. The touch of a loved one’s embrace. In Germany those memories are acutely flavored by the tastes and scents of the season. Sweet, hot, cinnamon-and-clove-flavored wine; sugary waffles; applesauce-smothered potato pancakes; and any number of other traditional treats beckon at stalls twinkling with holiday lights. With nearly every city, town and village featuring its own Christmas market, one needn’t travel far to catch a case of the holiday spirit. Whether shopping for hand-crafted ornaments and toys, sharing a mug of hot apple wine with friends or listening to carols performed by a German or American choir, one is sure to find something to brighten up the season. The Rhein Main Area USOs, Wiesbaden Outdoor Recreation and other local organizations host trips to some of the more unusual holiday markets in Europe — such as the Valkenburg Christmas Cave in the Netherlands. But scores of local markets in the Rhein-Main Region — both large and small — offer visitors a wide variety of ways to enliven the senses.

Wiesbaden holidays

Wiesbaden’s Sternschnuppen Markt (twinkling star market) opens on Nov. 26 — right on time for Thanksgiving — and stays open through Dec. 23. Held in the downtown area around the Marktkirche, Hessen Parliament and City Hall, the market features a stage where bands, choirs and other performers present sounds of the season, a children’s railway and bakery, nativity scene, giant Christmas tree and a wide selection of food, drink and gift booths. Wiesbaden’s Christmas Market is open

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Monday to Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. and on Sundays from noon to 9 p.m. Each day during Advent the Marktkirche invites visitors in to enjoy music performed on the largest church organ in the region. “The organ, which boasts some 6,200 pipes, offers inspiration to those seeking a few quiet, reflective moments away from the hustle and bustle of the Twinkling Star Christmas Market,” a spokesman said, and admission is free. Local American school children from Hainerberg and Aukamm Elementary Schools, Wiesbaden Middle School and Wiesbaden High School will perform on the stage at Wiesbaden’s market Dec. 15 from 2-4:30 p.m. Walking tours are also available of the market and surrounding area from Nov. 29 to Dec. 22 on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Cost is €6.50 for the roughly one-hour tour. The tour starts at the main entrance of the Marktkirche. Check with the Wiesbaden Tourist Information Office (located on the edge of the market square) or call civ (0611) 1729 703 for details. As in past years Wiesbaden will also once again feature its ESWE Eiszeit skating rink behind the Staatstheater. Admission is €3.50 for a day ticket for children up to age 12 and €4 for an adult ticket. A wooden lodge and other stands at the rink offer seasonal fare and refreshments for sale. The rink opened Nov. 20 and stays up through Jan. 12, 2014.

Nearby markets

For those who want to explore some of the other noted larger markets in the area, Frankfurt’s opens Nov. 27 and closes Dec. 22, Mainz’s market runs from Nov. 28 to Dec. 24, Heidelberg’s is Nov. 25 to Dec. 22 and Koblenz features a market from Nov. 22 to Dec. 22. Smaller towns such as Idstein, Hochheim and Rűdesheim also invite visitors to sample local specialties during the holiday season. Idstein’s market, which runs from Dec. 6-8, is set within the walls of the old town with the smells of roasting chestnuts and sugared almonds, the sounds of brass quintets and the taste of homemade Lebkuchen (gingerbread). The market will be open from 5-10 p.m. Dec. 6, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Dec. 7 and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 8. Nearby Hochheim on the Main River holds its Christmas market Dec. 6-8 featuring a variety of music, stands and traditional goodies. The market will be open from 5-10 p.m. Dec. 6-7 and

from 1-9 p.m. Dec. 8. A free bus will operate between Wiesbaden military community sites and the market on Dec. 7. Community members can catch the bus at the Hainerberg Lodge at 3 and 5 p.m., or the Clay Kaserne Main Gate at 3:15 and 5:15 p.m.. Buses will depart for the return trip from the market at 6 and 8 p.m. Eltville on the Rhein River holds its Christmas market from Nov. 29 to Jan. 1. It’ll be open daily at 3 p.m. Rűdesheim on the Rhein River, too, holds a holiday market from Nov. 28 to Dec. 22. Hours are daily from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekdays and open until 9 p.m. on the weekends.

Friendship concert

The U.S. Army Band and Chorus will once again treat the citizens of Wiesbaden to a special holiday concert in the Wiesbaden Kurhaus on Dec. 12 at 7:30 p.m. The free admission tickets will be available at the Wiesbaden Tourist Information Office starting on Nov. 23, a city representative said. As with all holiday events in the area, using public transportation is recommended, as parking can be extremely limited, and to prevent drinking and driving. Be aware that the larger markets can get very crowded on the weekends — so weekday visits can make for a more enjoyable experience.

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A giant Christmas pyramid towers over visitors at the Mainz Christmas market. Photos left: Children and adults wander through the many stands at Wiesbadenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sternschnuppen Christmas market.

Shoppers browse a chocolate stand at the Frankfurt Christmas market. Photo top left: Skaters zoom around the rink at the ESWE Eiszeit skating rink in Wiesbaden. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s located next to the Staatstheater, near the Kurhaus and Kurpark and remains open through early January. Photo left: Wiesbaden Middle Schoolers perform at the Wiesbaden market. ..........................................................................Nov. 21, 2013

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Bulletin board Movie plots

It’s turkey time and these feather brains are determined to reform the holiday of Thanksgiving in the animated family comedy, “Free Birds.”

At the movies Nov. 21 to Dec. 5 Taunus Theater

Nov. 21 — Parkland (PG-13) 7 p.m. Nov. 22 — Best Man Holiday (R) 7 p.m. Nov. 23 — Free Birds (PG) 4 p.m. Best Man Holiday (PG-13) 7 p.m. Nov. 24 — Free Birds (PG) 4 p.m. Best Man Holiday (PG-13) 7 p.m. Nov. 25 — Best Man Holiday (PG-13) 7 p.m. Nov. 26 — Jackass: Bad Grandpa (R) 7 p.m. Nov. 27 — Frozen in 3D (G) 7 p.m. Nov. 28 — Frozen in 3D (G) 7 p.m.

Nov. 29 — The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (PG-13) 7 p.m. Nov. 30 — The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (PG-13) 4 and 7 p.m. Dec. 1 — Frozen (G) 4 p.m. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (PG-13) 7 p.m. Dec. 2 — The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (PG-13) 7 p.m. Dec. 3 — Delivery Man (PG-13) 7 p.m. Dec. 4 — Don Jon (R) 7 p.m. Dec. 5 — Delivery Man (PG-13) 7 p.m.

Harold Perrineau, Taye Diggs and Terrence Howard find that reliving the good old days can be a challenge in “The Best Man Holiday.” Long-forgotten rivalries and romances are reignited as old friends get together over the holidays. Photo right: Academy Award winner Jennifer Lawrence is back to battle for right and wrong in this fantasy sequel, “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.”

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Parkland (PG-13) — Zac Efron, Billy Bob Thornton and Paul Giamatti star in this retelling of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas in 1963 from the perspective of the doctors and nurses at Parkland Hospital, members of the Secret Service, FBI agents on the scene and the brother of Lee Harvey Oswald. Delivery Man (PG-13) — Affable underachiever David Wozniak’s mundane 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. The Best Man Holiday (PG-13) — When college friends finally reunite over the Christmas holidays, they will discover just how easy it is for long-forgotten rivalries and romances to be reignited. Stars Monica Calhoun, Morris Chestnut, Taye Diggs and Melissa De Sousa. Free Birds (PG) — Owen Wilson, Woody Harrelson and Amy Poehler lend their voices to the wacky, bird-brained characters of “Free Birds.” In this irreverent animated comedy for all ages, two turkeys must put aside their differences to travel back in time to change the course of history. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (PG-13) — Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) has returned home safe after winning the 74th annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson). Winning means they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a Victor’s Tour of the districts. Along the way Katniss senses that a rebellion is simmering, but the Capitol is still very much in control as President Snow (Donald Sutherland) prepares the 75th annual Hunger Games, The Quarter Quell — a competition that could change Panem forever. Frozen (G) — Fearless optimist Anna (voiced by Kristen Bell) sets off on an epic journey, teaming up with rugged mountain man Kristoff (Jonathan Groff) and his loyal reindeer Sven, to find her sister Elsa (Idina Menzel) whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. Encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a snowman named Olaf (Josh Gad), Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom.

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An audience of 500, including 10 Wiesbaden area schools gathered on November 15 at the Wiesbaden High School for a Leonardo Club Event, presented by USAG Wiesbaden Child Youth and School Services TOP: The Wiesbaden High School Band rocks out with their drum line.

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Caution: Some Classified ads have become a target for scams. Please be cautious if potential buyers offer you payment methods other than cash. 05 Toyota Corolla LE Gold. 4 door, automatic, 70K miles, power windows/locks, almost new tires, cruise control, 5 disc CD. Smoke-free. Avail 1 Aug. $9400 mikeschumacher2012@ or 01717732702 2005 Toyota Corolla LE Gold. 4 door, automatic, 71K miles, power windows/locks, only 10000 miles on all weather tires, cruise control, 5 disc CD $8900 063039258906/ 2006 Audi A-8 Quattro! Super Clean! ! Silver Color! Tan Leather! Great Service History! Long wheel base! Loaded! Navigation! Super nice ride! For more information Contact Lawrence and Maria AT (39) 3466494965 OR Email mtjfriu Asking Price 17,000 Euro

2010 VW Golf Diesel, dk.gray, 4door, 5-speed manual shift, 100,000km, Navi, heated seats, air-cond, heated/memory electr. side mirrors, touch screen radio, park aid asst, rain sensor, full service history - $17,200 Call 01726509187

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BMW 318i, Automatic, power sunroof, power Mirrors, power window, Blue, new winter &amp; summer tire 4 alloy rims, 18 inch tires, very good condition, just 51,500 Km. Origenal BMW Radio, Leather steering, one owner(Old Wommen). Inspection Guarantee.Phone:015117610336

2011 Nissan Rogue SV, AWD SUV. Leather, sunroof, cruise, AWD, automatic, 22700 miles. Only $21,499. email info@usedcar or call David on 0631 BMW 320d Model 2005, 6spd 680 31210. manual, 5 doors, starblue metalic, 2013 BMW X5 5.0 Loaded! As- 2 owners, non smoking car, doors-mirrors-windowsking $65k, Premium Package, Pre- power mium Sound Package, Tech pkg, brakes-sunroof, CD/Radio, AC, Adaptive Drive, Active Steering, ABS, HDH, new breakes, oil Multi-contour seats, 20" alloy change & tires - on alloy rims. wheels, 19" winter wheels, Front New inspection and winter tires. and top view cameras, Hitch Call/ Very well maintained, with books, Garage kept, very good condition, SMS 01711404166 only € 5.250 obo. Call 01722013 Journey SXT FWD, 2.4l AU6762717 TO, seats 7, blue, blk Int, loaded, push button start, tilt/cruse, fog Complete set of winter tires185/ lgt, touch screen radio, rear AC, 65 R 14 T on 4 lug rims warranty, touch entry, tinted wins, (MJ214x5.5JJ) only 8,000 miles 4whl disc brks, low miles email: drivenasking 200.00 $call 0160, call 90320776 01746358481 Cooper Winter Tires - Good Con4 Audi Q5 winter tires with rims dition, Set of four - Size: 195/60/ only drove 200 km with them. Set R15 - Good Condition - must see $125 - Call Mike at 0151price in euros. 235/60/18 Fits so$125, sileom@ya me VW or Mercedes. 46407707,

2008 BMW 328i coupe, 6 speed transmission. AC, leather, cruise, AUX, bluetooth, heated seats, 19" rims and loads more. Only $26,499, thats $2400 under NADA. Tel 0631 680 31210, email in Acura Integra GSR, Supercharged, 1997, only 86K miles, $10K in upgrades, No problems! US 2010 RAV-4, Excellent Condition, Spec. reduced to $8,700 obo !sel 21,185 miles, Gas City/Hwy 21/27 mpg, Automatic Warranty 3 Yr./ Automatic Transmission, nice co36000 Mi. Located in Bad Reilor (Blue Metallic), just 51000 km chenhall, Seats 5 $15000 (0,5 k mile) from one Hand.-140 HP + S & M System for more HPSupercharged '97 Acura Integra very clean(inside & Outside)- leaGSR, only 86K miles, $10K in up- ther steering- Sport seats- front grades, No problems. US Spec. airbags- Original BMW Radio Cassette $9,700

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Mercedes Benz E 320 for sale! Bj. 1996, 174000 km only, Senior car, non Smoking car, excellent All ads and pics on condition, Automatic transmision and much much more.Pictures Gold, 4 door, automatic, 72K mican be send per E-Mail. beatricelui les, power windows/locks, only or 06364 - 175102 15000 miles on high end all seaplease leave a message son tires, cruise control, 5 disc CD, KBB 9100, NADA 9225 Mercedes E 200, Model 2000 Au$8400 0152-2715-0009/06303- tomatic, leather, power steering, 925-8906/mikeschumacher2012@ breaks, windows, doors. Cruise control, Xenon lights, ABS, Stero, fully loaded. new oil change & batManual Transmission. 22,000 Mi- terie. none smoking car - Garage les. Heated Seats. Fold in side kept- good condition - only € mirrors. Rear Back Up Sensors. 3.250 obo call 0172-676 2717 Blue Tooth Enabled. Connection The Used Car Guys - selling qualicord for mp3/ipod. CD Player. ty pre-owned US Spec vehicles. Convenience keyless entry and Up to 40 cars in stock, priced start. Comes w/2 sets winter & from 10k-25k! Located in Ramsummer runflat tires, kvrcosmos@ stein village and in K-Town. Call 0631 680 31 210 or visit Saab 9.3 Turbo Diesel for sale, Saab, 9.3 Turbo Diesel, 2001, 2 Winter Tires, Good Year Ultra door hatch back coupeBrand new Grip Winter Tires with steel rims, winter tires New summer tires 175/65 R14. Excellent condition Leather interior Heated seatsGre- used one winter. Rims fit Mazda at gas mileage 260,000 kilome- 323, 4x100. $225., $250.00, 0175ters, $3,500.00, 1712772894 449-8922


We want your car! We are looking to buy US spec vehicles, model yr 2005-2013, priced from $10,000$27,000. Top prices paid. 2 locations in the KMC area. info@used or call 0631 680 31 210.

XC60 Winter Tires on Volvo Alloy Rims4 Pirelli Scorpion Ice & Snow Tires (235/65R/17/108H) on Volvo Alloy Rims with Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) installed. Asking $800.00 obo. Contact George at

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Christmas Bazaar at the English Church, Christmas Bazaar at the Church of St. Augustine of Canterbury, Frankfurter Str. 3, Wiesbaden from 10:00 to 16:00 hrs.Ideas for presents, British goodies, handicrafts, tombola, wine, refreshments inside and outside church, children’s

I am a PhD student of African Diaspora history at New York University. For my dissertation research I am looking to interview black American military women (spouses as well as servicewomen, nurses and teachers) who spent time in Germany between 1945 and 1980. Please contact Felicitas at

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Camerabag Crumpler "Messenger bag" for digital mirror reflex ANNOUNCEMENTS camera and equipment. Only All ads and pics on used once, original price EURO 100, 50 OBO, coemser@ International Catholic Communi- ty of Heidelberg, Invites you to celebrate Mass in the English lan- Canon cameras, Top condition guage.St. Michael's ChurchKirsch- Canon T70, T80 film camera bogarten Str. 3569126 Heidelberg dies. Canon 277T flash and CaSudstadtMass Time: 1 pm Sun non Z135 Sureshot film camera daysinfoheidelberg@international with case. Call 063849988015 for details., $250, vcwalters@

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Sternschnuppenmarkt Tue, Nov 26 – Mon, Dec 23 Wiesbaden, Schlossplatz Visit Wiesbaden’s famous Christmas market the “Sternschnuppenmarkt” (shooting stars market) from November 26 to December 23. Uniformly decorated stands in blue and gold will offer little handmade treasures or typical Christmas delicacies. Carousels and a toy train will entertain children while parents enjoy Glühwein (mulled wine) and concerts. Don’t miss a ride on the Ferris wheel to see the Christmas illumination of the Hessian capital from a new perspective. For more info see

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Computer Printer, HP OfficeJet 6110 all-in-one printer with scanner and fax machine. Includes extra printer cartridges and software. Digital pictures available upon request; Email and use subject "Item for Sale", $40.00

2 AFN satellite receivers with remotes (1 receiver purchased on 10 Sep 13). Includes dish with stand, two LMBs (1 LMB purchased 10 Oct 13), and approx 100 meters of cable. Estimated value is at least $500 or more. Email Egg Cooker, 220v egg cooker. Digital pictures available upon an quest; Email Air Conditioner, Portable Chigo and use subject "Item for Sale", 9000 BTU air conditioner with re- $5.00 mote control and window attachments. Digital pictures available Extension Cords, Various 220v upon request; Email fritzj@ka extension cords and surge and use subject "Item tors. Digital pictures available for Sale", $100.00 upon request; Email fritzj@ka and use subject "Item Bread Machine, 220v Fif Bread for Sale", $25.00 machine. Digital pictures available upon request; Email fritzj@ka and use subject "Item GPS Navigation System, Navigon Mobile Navigator 5, PNA for Sale"., $30.00 Transonic 5000, with European Computer Case NIB, New in Box maps and a lot of accessories. Di$125.00 Cooler Master Mystique gital pictures available upon reRC-632S-KKN1-GP Black Alumi- quest; Email num/ SECC ATX Mid Tower, and use subject "Item for Sale". $50.00,

Hand Mixer, One 220v Mia hand mixer. Only used once. Digital pictures available upon request; Email and use subject "Item for Sale", $10.00 Heater Propane or Natural Gas, New In Box $12920,000 BTU ODS Oxygen Depletion Sensor auto shutoff, Thermostat, Wall or floor mount, Similar units sell on Ebay for about $200.00 and that is without the included hoses, regulator, & fittings, anest53@ Hitachi 29 Color Multi System dual voltage Television Model C29F300B, with Hitachi Stereo and Multi CD player dual voltage Model HAD-C50W and two speakers. Digital pictures available upon request; Email fritzj@ka and use subject "Item for Sale" $50 Indoor BBQ Grill, 220v Petra indoor BBQ grill. Digital pictures available upon request; Email and use subject "Item for Sale", $40.00 Kitchen Appliances, One toaster, one coffee maker, and one hot water cooker. Digital pictures available upon request; Email and use subject "Item for Sale", $15.00 Mac Pro w/ Monitor and Printer $799 Negotiable Mac Pro 1.1 2 Dual Core Intel Zenon Processors 10GB Ram28 in Hanns G MonitorHP 4000 LaserJet just refurbished! This computer has seen very little use.

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Transformers, Ten 220v to 110v electrical transformers of various ELECTRONICS sizes and wattages. Digital pictuAll ads and pics on res available upon request; Email and use subject Multi Purpose Slicer, This 220v "Item for Sale", $100.00 multipurpose slicer will cut bread Vacuum Cleaner, Panasonic moand meats. It was never used. Di- del MC-E862 vacuum cleaner gital pictures available upon re- with extra parts and six dust quest; Email bags. Digital pictures available and use subject "Item for Sale", upon request; Email fritzj@ka $15.00 and use subject "Item PDA Battery Packs, Twelve twoin-one power packs and 16 instant power packs for HP Jornada 520 and 540 pocket PDAs. Digital pictures available upon request; Email and use subject "Item for Sale", $10.00

Telephones and Modem, Two cordless, one standard telephone, and one DSL modem. Digital pictures available upon request; Email and use subject "Item for Sale", $20.00

Wii console, like new, comes with 2 Remotes, 2 Motion Plus, 2 Nunchuk, 2 Classic Controllers, 1 Pist Grip, 3 Games:Wii Play, Sports, Sports Resort, 115 OBO,


Small Exquisit freezer, Height 50cm, Width - 43.5cm, Depth 46cm. Work very well. Enough storage for two people. Digital pictures available upon request; Email and use subject "Item for Sale".


Beautiful hand-made felt shoulder bag in purple with flower design, medium size, perfect x-mas present. Check out www.classfritzj@ka- for pics, â&#x201A;Ź25, jenniferwil

Waffle Iron, 220v Elta waffle iron, only used once. Digital pictures available upon request; Email and use subject "Item for Sale", $10.00


Singer Stylist sewing machine, purchased at Ramstein PX, hardly used. Comes with Singer accessories. Other optional free sewing stuff. Singer Stylist sewing machine, purchased at Ramstein PX, hardly used. Comes with Singer ac

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Ballgown, size 14/16 German 44). Wore it for 4hrs, practically new. Wear w/ or w/o straps, comes with schal. Pics don't do it justice, not as shiny as in pics (flash). Asking $180 (was 300).Contact smoothsalsakat@ya for info.


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Beautiful hand-made purple/pink felt flower brooch, perfect stocking stuffer, can be pinned on jackets, scarves, bags and more. Absolutely wow! â&#x201A;Ź12, jenniferwil Books, 175 plus intelligence, espionage, terrorism related books & reference materials. Will only sell as a complete collection. A detailed list can be provided upon request; $2,000; fritzj@ka; use subject "Item for Sale"

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Bracelet, gold plated and silver with small stones between. Worn once for a Xmas party. 10, Brand new teal (green/blue) satin high heels with T-bar. Never worn - straight out of the box. US size 8.5 (euro 39). Ordered by mistake and unable to return - $15.

2 pair earrings, Kitty earrings and one pair is black , 5, s.vogl75@ Eco warrior shoulder bag, handmade felt, environmentally friendly bag made using only wool, water Mens bike. Email dglore123@ya and soap, â&#x201A;Ź25, jenniferwilking@hot for more information.


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Fire Extinguishers, Two medium sized home fire extinguishers, one FOR SALE for the kitchen and one for the All ads and pics on rest of the home. Digital pictures available upon request; Email Custom-made children's kinder- and use subject garten bag with name. Send me a "Item for Sale", $15.00 message if you are interested in a Foxy lady, small felt shoulder bag unique bag for your child. Perfect with fox design. Discover your present. All bags are made using wild side! All bags are completely wet-felting technique with sheep environmentally friendly made wool, soap and water only! € neg, with wool, soap and water ondepending on design, jenniferwil ly!€25, jenniferwilking@hot Felt bag, gorgeous grey handmade felt bag with blue design, medium size, €30, jenniferwilking@ Necklace, fashion jewelry, black, different pearls & stones, 5,

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Poulan Pro 24" Snow Blower $599.00 Powerful 208-cc OHV 6HP engine Electric and manual start 24-inch-wide 2-stage 13-in deep-tread tires Less than 2 hours of use, selling due to PCS to Sicily Cost New at BX $800.00 Price Negotiable anest53@

Propane Cooking Gas, Two propane cooking gas canisters. One bottle is full and the other is about three quarters full. Digital pictures available upon request; Email Light Fixtures, Two new small and use subject 220v light fixtures. Digital pictures "Item for Sale", $5.00 available upon request; Email and use subject Set of three pink vases, different "Item for Sale", $5.00 shapes but matching in color, perLong necklace with a heart & but- fect for shabby-chic feature or to terfly pendant, different stones. upcycle. €10, jenniferwilking@hot For pics please see www.class-, 5, Microwave Oven, 220v LG Intellwave microwave oven. Digital pictures available upon request; Email and use subject "Item for Sale"., $30.00,

Ski Equipment, Bike/ski rack $20; Thule care top carrier $200; Sauna heater 400V, 8 kw $50; ski poles and boots call 063849988015 for sizes and details.

Necklace with a cross pendant, color is bronze/brown, for pics Snow Sled, Snow sled. Only please see, used once. Digital pictures available upon request; Email fritzj@ka 5, Nice necklace with a leather and use subject "Item strap, 10, for pictures please go for Sale", $10.00 to, Striped hand-made felt shoulder bag, large, perfect fall trend coNice necklace with heart-pen- lors, perfect gift, €30, jenniferwil dant in silver. New, nether worn. For picture please see 5, Org.Thomas Sabo Charm, price new was 49, never used, was a bday present, selling price 20,

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Happy Thanksgiving! Globus wishes you a happy Holiday! Enjoy a delicious dinner with fresh, local and first class products only... At Globus, we place a lot of importance on filling the aisles of our superstores with as many local products as possible. You are being served at the longest butcher‘s display counter in Hessen where you can choose from a large variety of meat. Our fruit, vegetables, fish and meats haven‘t travelled long distances to get to you - so they are as fresh as they can be. We also have a large selection of organic produce and products. And, if you have any questions while you are shopping, just ask a member of our friendly staff. Herb pots German herb pots Various Per Pot


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Nice tv stand for only 40 euro. PriLookin for a female who likes a ce is negotiable 017631704524 harley ridin person, who is into Oak table with pedestal stand Rock music, good food, havin and two removeable leaves. Mat- fun, BBQ, beeing outside and enching oak and glass china cabi- joying a good time together. Just net. Six chairs, cushions have so- email me and we will see, what me stains but slip covers provi- would happen. Pics would help ded. All in good condition. All 8 and let me know a little bit about items for only $800. Wiesbaden you. area. You pick up. Email: shira Single women 50+ looking for an Wooden Cabinet, Wooden cabiamerican male, for friendship or net with glass doors. Digital pictumaybe relationship serious inquirres available upon request; Email ries only 0151-11176180 and use subject "Item for Sale", $50.00

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Herald Union - Nov. 21, 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 - Nov. 21, 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...