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News and features From the blotter

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

Aug. 21 Driving suspension: A civilian employee received a 30-day on post driving suspension for three or more parking violations in a one year period.

Aug. 22

Traffic accident: A noncommissioned officer is being charged with a traffic accident: Following too closely, causing property damage. Traffic accident: An Airman is being charged with a traffic accident: Inattentive driving, causing property damage.

Aug. 23 Property damage: An NCO became a victim when an unknown person fled the scene after damaging his/her vehicle while it was parked on Clay Kaserne.

Aug. 24 Property damage: An officer became a victim when an unknown person fled the scene after damaging his/her vehicle while it was parked in Aukumm Housing. Assault: A Soldier is being charged with housebreaking, assault, and drunk and disorderly conduct.

Aug. 26 Traffic accident: A civilian employee is being charged with fleeing the scene of a traffic accident, improper backing and civilian misconduct.

Aug. 28 Traffic accident: A family member is being charged with a traffic accident: Inattentive driving, causing property damage. Failure to obey: An NCO is being charged with failure to obey regulation: Driving with expired U.S. Army Europe registration.

Aug. 29 Assault: A family member is being charged with assault consummated by a battery, damage to government property, obstruction of justice, domestic violence and civilian misconduct.

Sept. 3 Traffic accident: An NCO is being charged with a traffic accident: Improper backing causing property damage. Failure to Obey: A Soldier is being charged with failure to obey regulation: Driving with expired USAREUR registration.

Reminder on Car Accidents

• If you are involved in a traffic accident, don’t panic. Attend to your injuries first, then to the injuries to others. Assisting the injured is required by German law. • Off-post accidents: Immediately notify the Polizei and the Military Police regardless of how minor the accident. • On-post accidents: Notify the MPs immediately. • Whether you have an accident on or off post, do not leave the scene until you have gathered as much information as possible from the other party involved and have the confirmation from the police to leave the scene. NOTE: All off-post accidents, regardless of how minor, are required to be reported to the German Police immediately and the Military Police within 72 hours.

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Help offered in navigating EFMP process Exceptional family members have exceptional needs, and sometimes the administrative process for ensuring such needs are met can be a bit confusing. Soldiers and family can get a little insight on the Army Community Service Exceptional Family Member Program during the annual seminar Oct. 22 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Tony Bass Auditorium on Clay Kaserne. “The EFMP Seminar is the perfect opportunity to find out how the entire EFMP process works,” said Carelease Kouneski, EFMP systems navigator, who said representatives will be present from Department of Defense Dependent Schools, Educational and Developmental Intervention Services, Military Personnel Division, Wiesbaden Health Clinic, and Staff Judge Advocate. “Soldiers, civilians and family members can meet the subject matter experts and ask questions and learn what resources and information are available to them … to help the EFMP process go smoother.” Seminar topics will include discussions on the enrollment process, updating status and dis-enrolling, the screening process and available resources for EFMs. The DoDDS representative will discuss the special education process and programs available

The Exceptional Family Member Program Seminar, Oct. 22 at the Tony Bass Auditorium, is designed to offer military, DoD employees and family members insight on navigating the process under the Kaiserslautern School District. The EDIS agent will discuss early intervention services available to military and civilian families who have children three years and younger with a developmental delay or a diagnosed medical condition that places the child at high risk for developmental delay. The MPD delegate will discuss the assignment process and timelines. The OSJA rep will discuss guardianship and wills for the EFM. “The seminar is held to make the community aware of services so they know they’re not here alone and someone’s here for support,” said Kouneski. “This will be an informationfilled seminar designed to bring awareness and

knowledge of the EFMP.” The EFMP is a mandatory enrollment program that works with other military and civilian agencies to provide services to families with special needs. The EFMP links families with community support, housing, education, medical and personnel services. The Army uses the EFMP to identify family members who have special needs and to help the military personnel system make assignments to locations where DoDDS and the military medical departments have established programs to service family members’ needs. Participants in the EFMP are enrolled permanently in the program unless medical or special educa-

tion needs warrant case closure or the Soldier is separated from the Army. Soldiers are responsible for keeping the medical and/or special education needs documentation current as the EFM condition changes. Medical updates are due every three years or as often as conditions change, and educational updates are due yearly. EFMP provides advocacy, system navigation, nonclinical case management, coordination and information and referral services. The seminar is open to the community. Contact the EFMP at mil 548-9201 or civ (0611) 143-5489201 or visit the ACS in Hainerberg Housing Building 7790 for more information.

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Continued from page 2 Michelle H. commented: We love eating at the Wiesbaden Entertainment Center. What we would love more is if we could eat breakfast here on Sunday after church. Please extend your hours on Sunday until 1 p.m. so we can. I’m sure other families would join us for Sunday breakfast. Response: Thanks for your feedback on your positive breakfast experience at the Wiesbaden Entertainment Center, Michelle. The staff is currently considering your request to extend breakfast on Sundays until 1 p.m. for families. Thanks for the great suggestion.

Welcome praise

Shirley B. commented: It was so awesome pulling into the Access Control Point and having the Ponds guards state “Welcome to Wiesbaden: Have a great day.” This is a little thing that costs nothing yet adds tremendous customer value. I guess the guards saw that I was from Stuttgart, based on the license plates. This should be shared with the other garrisons throughout IMCOM-Europe. Response: Thanks, Shirley, for your comments. I’m sure the Ponds security personnel appreciate hearing that their continued efforts and dedication go a long way toward making everyone

feel welcome in the U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden.

Wellness Center

Bill S. commented: I am very thankful to have such a good facility (Wiesbaden Wellness Center) on this base. The instructor was very knowledgeable and helpful. Response: I heartily agree with you, Bill — our Wellness Center provides a fantastic service that more community members should take advantage of during their time in Wiesbaden. People can visit www.wiesbaden.army.mil/sites/ services/wellness.asp for details on the many services available or stop by the center in Building 1201 on Clay Kaserne.

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

Herald Union, Sep. 11, 2014  

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...