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Wiesbaden: Your home in Germany

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Reader feedback Chief Warrant Officer 2 Joseph Kaiser of the 66th Military Intelligence Brigade said he “has a refined sense of duty” to his country. See how other lives were changed by 9/11 on page 2.

Night of the Churches

Wiesbaden military community opens its chapel to take part in Wiesbaden’s annual citywide event. See page 6.

Photo by Chrystal Smith

Driving to the hoop

Desmond Wade goes low to drive past defender Brooks Turner to score an uncontested layup during the IMCOM-E All-Star Basketball Game Sept. 6 in the Wiesbaden Fitness Center. Select Soldiers from various U.S. Army Europe units competed against a U.S. charity basketball team made up of former NCAA players and professional European basketball prospects on a tour around Europe. See page 12 for more.

Bundeswehr aboard at USAREUR

Having an opportunity to play a role in helping U.S. Army Europe welsynchronize the activities of the comed the Bundeswehr’s Brig. USAREUR staff Gen. Markus Laubenthal as is just another step the storied unit’s new chief in joint operations, of staff during a ceremony on Laubenthal said, Wiesbaden’s Clay Kaserne pointing to the Aug. 28. importance of in“Today, as a command, teroperability both we take a bold and major step Photo by Karl Weisel during military opforward in our commitment to operating in a multinational Bundeswehr Brig. Gen. Markus Laubenthal (cen- erations and during environment with our Ger- ter right), U.S. Army Europe’s new chief of staff, the months before man allies,” said USAREUR’s sings the “Army Song” along with Lt. Gen. Donald heading into combat. commander, Lt. Gen. Donald M. Campbell Jr., USAREUR commander, during “It’s really imthe patch ceremony. M. Campbell Jr. portant to work “U.S. and German senior “As we all know, actions speak with other nations military leaders have been serving louder than words, and this innova… to start well in advance of a detogether in NATO’s International tion carries a very strong message ployment,” Laubenthal said. “I’ve Security Assistance Force in Af- regarding our seriousness about a learned the benefits of multinational ghanistan for years,” Campbell multinational team.” environments.” said, adding that Laubenthal brings “It’s really an important mo“Take a look at what we’ve been his expertise as chief of staff of ment for both of our countries,” doing in combat for the last 13 ISAF Regional Command North in said Laubenthal, while fielding years,” said Campbell in answer to Afghanistan to his new position in questions from the media following See Welcome Laubenthal the ceremony. USAREUR’s Headquarters. page 3 By Karl Weisel

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Volksmarching first

Hundreds turn out for Wiesbaden International Wandering Club’s inaugural walk in the nearby Delkenheim. See page 8.

Open house Parents visit Hainerberg Elementary to meet teachers and hear goals for academic year. See page 11.

Warrior football

Wiesbaden High School varsity gives fans a preview of upcoming season. See page 13.

Commentary How has your life Feedback: changed since 9/11? Dietmar Stutz Lindner Construction “I don’t feel good when I enter the Army garrison, because the terrorists target them.”

Scott Sheppa 66th Military Intelligence Brigade “To be very honest, I had just gotten out of the military after 20 years of service. I was looking to get away, but I decided to stay on as a civilian. I’ve been overseas ever since.”

Chief Warrant Officer 2 Greggory Baker 66th Military Intelligence Brigade “We’re job-oriented. I’ve deployed a lot more — we’re going out and doing stuff that’s important to our jobs.”

David Cain Veterans of Foreign Wars “Obviously the wars that were sparked by 9/11 have steered my life since then. I was already serving in 2001, deployed to Iraq, was wounded, then got out of the Army and joined the VFW. It had a big impact on me.”

Chief Warrant Officer 2 Timothy Ware, 66th Military Intelligence Brigade “Less motorpool, more desert.”

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Remembering 9/11: “Never, ever forget” By Lt. Gen. Donald Campbell Jr. Commander of U.S. Army Europe

Thirteen years ago today, Sept. 11, was seared into the minds of the American people and the people around the world. However, that day’s destruction and devastation did not condemn our country to a future filled with fear. No, that loss, profound as it was, did not break the soul of our nation. It has actually made us stronger. That day fortified Americans with pride and patriotism and created a spirit of service in the hearts of a new generation. For the first time in our history, we have faced over a decade of persistent conflict with an all-volunteer force. In the

last 13 years, more than 1 million men and women have deployed with the armed forces, permanently writing on our nation’s scroll names like Staff Sgt. Salvatore A. Giunta, Staff Sgt. Leroy A. Petry, Staff Sgt. Ryan Pitts and Pfc. Ross A. McGinnis. Our nation and our Army have changed dramatically in the past 13 years. It has become more versatile to meet global needs and has adapted to a changing and volatile world. But the change we face does not come like it did on 9/11. It’s been a gradual change, but a change nonetheless, and I am confident that our nation,

Ask the commander finished by the Food Court or other adjacent next spring buildings? w h e n Response: Ronald, thanks Army and to the support of Army engiAir Force neers from Grafenwöhr earExchange lier this year bike racks were S e r v i c e s installed at various locations will begin throughout Clay Kaserne. As m o v i n g part of the Phase 1 project for i n t o t h e the U.S. Army Garrison Wiesf a c i l i t y . baden bike rack plan, a new D e m o l i - bike rack area was installed tion of the near the Welcome Center/Food old high Court directly behind Building schedule s c h o o l 1023W. It was not feasible to Kelly S. asked: What are buildings will occur this Oc- build a bike rack in front of the current expected completion tober with construction of the the Food Court due to the dates for the new entrance to new high school buildings set to high pedestrian foot traffic and Clay Kaserne, the new shopping start in spring of 2015. The new limited space by the entrance. complex and the high school? school should be completed by Thanks for your concern and Response: Kelly, the new spring of 2017. efforts to “go green” and stay Access Control Point for Clay fit by riding a bike. Kaserne is expected to be Bike racks on Clay Breakfast at the WEC completed by this December. Kaserne Ronald Z. asked: Why are See Ask the commander The new Exchange in Hainon page 4 erberg Housing is slated to be there no bike racks outside of Editor’s note: Have something you’d like to share with the commander? Visit the garrison’s Facebook page (Garrison Wiesbaden), send an ICE comment or contact the Commander’s Hotline (click the Feedback link on the Col. Mary Martin, garrison home page). Commander of U.S. Projected Army Garrison Wiesconstruction baden

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its people and our Army will grow stronger still. With these changes, however, one thing remains the same: the Army and U.S. Army Europe is always about its Soldiers. We are about the people and we stand together. As we continue our vital mission here in Europe, we work side-by-side every day with our partners and allies in hopes of deterring aggression and securing freedom. So I ask everyone on our great team to take time to remember the events of Sept. 11, 2001. Reflect on the extraordinary acts of courage that we all saw that day and express our gratitude by carrying on that spirit of courage and loyalty. Never, ever forget. Strong Soldiers, Strong Teams.

Command and newspaper staff USAG Wiesbaden Commander......................Col. Mary L. Martin USAG Wiesbaden Command Sergeant Major ......................................Command Sgt. Maj. Roy L. Rocco Public Affairs Officer.......................................Anemone Rueger Editor....................................................Karl Weisel (mil 548-2002) Associate Editor................................Chrystal Smith (mil 548-2003) Reporter...........................................Shayna Brouker (mil 548-2004)

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News and features News flash Youth of the Year

U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden’s Youth of the Year, Natalia Lynch, was recognized with top honor from the Boys and Girls Clubs of America as the 2014 Military Youth of Lynch the Year in a reception at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial in Arlington, Va. She will visit Washington, D.C. Sept. 12-17 to meet with President Barack Obama, receive a $20,000 scholarship and serve as the BGCA’s official youth advocate for military teens across the country and abroad. Lynch will also join five other finalists from state clubs to vie for the National Youth of the Year honor and another scholarship from Tupperware Brands Corporation, the official sponsor of the overall National Youth of the Year program.

Central Issue Facility closed

Wiesbaden’s Central Issue Facility will be closed Sept. 22-26 for inventory. For emergencies call civ (0611) 546-6030/6023.

Medical Town Hall

Meet the new health clinic commander, Lt. Col. LaShanda Cobbs, and address your patient concerns during a Medical Town Hall to be held Sept. 30 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Tony Bass Auditorium on Clay Kaserne and from 6-8 p.m. at the Taunus Theater at the Hainerberg Shopping Center.

Retiree Appreciation Day

The Wiesbaden Health Clinic hosts a Retiree Appreciation Day Oct. 25 starting at 10:30 a.m. Military retirees can stop by for immunizations, optometry care, blood pressure checks, pharmacy refills and more. Visit the clinic’s Facebook page at for the latest information. The event will also feature subject matter experts at the Community Activity Center providing assistance on pay inquiries, Customs, postal services, military ID cards and more. Call the Retirement Services program manager at civ (0611) 143-548-1614 for details.

Estate claims

Anyone having claims on or obligations to the estate of Pfc. Francisco M. Castillo of 515th Transportation Company, 39th Transportation Battalion, 16th Sustainment Brigade, should contact the summary court officer, 2nd Lt. Spencer Bolduc at spencer.g.bolduc. or call civ (0151) 1758-5690.

Human resource award nominees

U.S. Army Europe commanders will have until Nov. 14 to nominate their top performing human resources personnel for the annual Frederick E. Vollrath Human Resources Award for Excellence. The six awards categories are junior officer (second lieutenants through captains), junior warrant officers (warrant officers through chief warrant officers three), noncommissioned officers (corporals through sergeants first class), junior enlisted (privates through specialists), civilians (GS-9s and below and non-appropriated fund equivalents, senior civilians (GS-10s to 15s and NAF equivalents). Call U.S. Army Europe’s G-1, Awards and Actions Branch, at mil 337-9147 or civ (0611) 705-9147 for details. (USAREUR Public Affairs)

Competing to be USAREUR’s best Thirty top Soldiers, NCOs and junior officers from U.S. Army Europe’s major subordinate units will compete in USAREUR’s 2014 Best Warrior Competition and Best Junior Officer Competition at the Joint Multinational Training Command in Grafenwöhr, Germany, Sept. 14-19. The six-day event challenges competitors to complete a series of about 20 tasks and missions designed to test Soldiers’ knowledge and proficiency with situational testing and oral and written examinations. Competitors will tackle a day and night land navigation exercise, an Twenty-nine top Soldiers, NCOs obstacle course, a physical and junior officers from across U.S. fitness test, a hand-to-hand Army Europe will compete in the combat tournament, a battle- 2014 USAREUR Best Warrior and field medical scenario and Best Junior Officer Competitions in other physical activities. Grafenwöhr, Germany, Sept. 14-19. Soldiers and officers also Alfonsi, A Company, 24th Military participate in a simulated media interview, write an essay, Intelligence Battalion; 1st Lt. Kyle take a written examination, and Amonson, D Company, 2-159th demonstrate their military knowl- Attack Reconnaissance Battalion; edge and bearing for a board of Staff Sgt. William Chavis, 7th Army NCO Academy; Sgt. Nicholis sergeants major. The USAREUR-level com- Couture, 319th Field Artillery; Cpl. petitors were previously selected Kyle Craig, C Company, 44th Expeas their organizations’ top Soldier, ditionary Signal Battalion; 2nd Lt. NCO or officer in competitions at Kristen Daisy, Service Company, their units across Europe. While 5th Battalion, 7th Air Defense Artilunits throughout the Army conduct lery; Staff Sgt. Jessie Darrett, 5th competitions each year to select Signal Command; Staff Sgt. Carlos their best Soldier and NCO, the Eggins, USAREUR Headquarters Best Junior Officer Competition is Battalion; Staff Sgt. Miguel Garza, unique to USAREUR, and high- U.S. Army Public Health Command lights the command’s best lieuten- Region Europe; Sgt. Andrew Gunner, A Company, 1st MI Battalion; ants and captains. This year’s competitors are Pfc. Pfc. Nicholas Hanson, 319th Field Kevin Alba, Bavaria Medical De- Artillery; Spc. Donald Irvine, C partment Activity; 2nd Lt. William Company, Allied Forces South Bat-

talion; Pfc. Paul Islas, D Company, 2-159th AR Battalion; Pfc. Brandon Kirk, Service Company, 5th Battalion, 7th ADA; Spc. Roberto Mendez, Headquarters and Service Company, USAREUR Headquarters Battalion; 1st Lt. Mitchell Messick, A Company, 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry; Sgt. Steven Miles, K Troop, 3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment; Spc. Brody Moran, A Company, 24th MI Battalion; Sgt. Elliot Pratt, D Company, 2-159th AR Battalion; Pvt. Benjamin Ranew, B Company, 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry; Sgt. Ricardo Ruiz, C Company, Allied Forces South Battalion; Sgt. Sean Salter, Service Company, 5th Battalion, 7th ADA; Spc. James Simo, Headquarters, 21st Theater Sustainment Command; 2nd Lt. Sebastian Smoak, 2nd Cavalry Regiment; Staff Sgt. Jordan Stipp, 709th Military Police Battalion; 1st Lt. Michael Theising, 15th Engineer Battalion; Spc. Felix Vallegarcia, C Troop, 1st Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment; 1st Lt. Kirk Van Everen, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry; 1st Lt. Steven White, USAREUR Headquarters Battalion. Winners in the Soldier and NCO categories of the Best Warrior Competition will represent USAREUR in competition at the Department of the Army level, Oct. 6-10 at Fort Lee, Va. For more information and updates on USAREUR’s Best Warrior and Best Officer Competitions, visit and the USAREUR Facebook page at https://www.facebook. com/USArmyEurope. (Courtesy of U.S. Army Europe Public Affairs Office)

bell marked the occasion by placing USAREUR’s patch on the German general’s shoulder as a large group of U.S. and German military and civilian officials looked on at the parade field by the Keyes Building, USAREUR’s Headquarters. “We don’t know what the next crisis will be, where it will happen or who will be affected, but we do know that the U.S. Army will not engage alone,” Campbell said. “So if we are going to deploy together, we need to train, live and serve together. Our mission depends on it.” Lt. Gen. Jörg Vollmer, the Bundeswehr’s deputy chief of staff and operations commander, who said he served with Laubenthal in

Afghanistan, echoed Campbell’s assessment that the appointment was a “historical day.” “I think this is an investment into the future,” he added. As USAREUR’s chief of staff, Laubenthal is responsible for organizing, directing and supporting USAREUR’s more than 800 military personnel. This entails supervising the staff to accomplish the training, readiness, supervision, management and synchronization of operations of the headquarters and all subordinate units. He also helps manage USAREUR’s budget and the integration of NATO and other partners into USAREUR activities.

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Continued from page 1 a question about why multinational operations are vital. “Having a multinational leader as part of our staff not only provides USAREUR with a traditional chief of staff to synchronize our operations, it brings the concept of ‘train-as-you-fight’ to our daily garrison operations. “Nations don’t have relationships, people do — and now, more than ever, relationships are vital to our mission. We must continue to strengthen our ties with our host nations and allies. … We must remain committed to increasing transparency and accessibility,” USAREUR’s commander said. Calling it a historical day, Camp- ...........................................................................Sept. 11, 2014

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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.

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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 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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News and features Garrison commander shares vision, philosophy with directors Taking care of people and enforcing standards are priorities for garrison leader

part of what we do in this garrison. There’s nothing we do that doesn’t touch people.” she said. “AG has helped me with that.” As a newcomer to Wiesbaden in 2006 as deputy G1 strength manager for the 1st Armored Division, and beneficiary of front-door services, she said she had no complaints then and doesn’t now. We must strive to Story and photo treat others better than we wish to by Shayna Brouker U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden be treated, she added. Public Affairs Office Other goals include streamlining “Married to the Army,” “born redundancy and enforcing standards with a plastic spoon in my mouth” to ensure excellent care and service. The mission for the garrison is “to and a self-proclaimed “workaholic,” Garrison Commander Col. provide high-quality, cost-efficient Mary Martin shared a little about and effective infrastructure and herself and her vision for U.S. Army services that ensure readiness and enhance Garrison Wie s b a d e n a t “To provide the best customer the quality of life her first comservice, support and assismand philostance while ensuring dignity f o r o u r Soldiers, ophy brief at and respect for everyone in families the Tony Bass need of our service.” and civilAuditorium ians.” Sept. 4. The vision for the garrison is “to Martin also highlighted her priority to take care of people, a value provide the best customer service, she honed during her career in the support and assistance while ensuring dignity and respect for everyone adjutant general field. “The human factor is a great in need of our service. In that, be

Garrison Commander Col. Mary Martin shares her command philosophy with garrison leaders during a brief Sept. 4 at the Tony Bass Auditorium. USAG Wiesbaden’s best first impression of our Army in Germany. Additionally, ensure for the care of all Soldiers, civilians and family members while maintaining mission focus and accomplishment.”

Martin said that she remains close with her parents and 17-yearold nephew, Simian, in Georgia, of whom she has been legal guardian since he was 12. Faith is what sustains her, she added.

Photo by Master Sgt. Clark Kuhling

Friendship on parade

Forty-three 66th Military Intelligence Brigade Soldiers, led by Brigade Commander Col. David Pendall, march with the brigade colors and U.S. and German national flags in the Augsburg Plärrer Parade Aug. 23. The 66th MI Brigade restationed from Augsburg, Germany in 1998, but the brigade has participated in the annual parade since 2006. The event highlighted the shared history between the brigade and the city. “As every year, it could be seen that the U.S. Army’s visit was sheer bliss for Augsburg’s population,” said Georg Feuerer, a chairman of the Augsburg e.V. Society. ........................................................................... Sept. 11, 2014

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Esther Vargas performs a spiritually inspired interpretative dance piece during the U.S. Army Wiesbaden program in Hainerberg Chapel as a part of Wiesbaden’s annual citywide Night of the Churches event on Sept. 5. Photos by Chrystal Smith

Hainerberg Chapel opens for Night of the Churches

Military chapel, chaplaincy and congregants take part in annual citywide event By Chrystal Smith

U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Public Affairs Office

Wiesbaden’s Night of the Churches was even more ecumenical as U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden joined in the annual citywide event where churches opened their doors wider and later to all willing worshippers. Chaplains, chaplain assistants and congregants of the community’s Christian faith services — Chapel Next, Gospel and Hainerberg Protestant — teamed up to extend the garrison’s welcome to churchgoers Sept. 5 at the Hainerberg Chapel. “My goal was to make our host nation friends feel welcome and included,” said Lt. Col. Harold Cline, U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden chaplain, who said the decision to participate was made in January, and he and his staff coordinated details of participation with Dr. Roger Töpelmann and Pfarrer Jeff Myers, representatives from the city. Cline said previous participation had been somewhat difficult for the garrison, because mission priorities often demand

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that the chaplaincy’s focus be on the needs of Soldiers and family. “We are often very busy — turned inward,” said Cline. Cline said planning and coordination began well enough in advance to allow the garrison community to participate fully with the other Wiesbaden churches — Alt Katholische Friedenkirche, St. Augustine of Canterbury, Bergkirche, St. Bonifatius, Dreifaltigkeit, St. Elizabeth, Johanneskirche, St. Josefs-Hospital Kappelle, Kreuzkirche, Lutherkirche, Maria Hilf, Marktkirche, Polnische Katholische Gemeinde,

Ringkirche, Russisch-Orthodox Kirche, Sudfriedhof and KirchenFenster Schwalbe 6. “This was a big event. A big event like this takes time to thoroughly plan,” said Cline, who added that the chaplaincy worked out the logistical details such as food and drinks and venue, and the congregants took care of the agenda for the evening. “Great job from the chaplains and the chaplain assistants. It was a blessing to get all the support from the chaplains in the community,” said Sgt. 1st Class Faustin Desir, garrison

Elaine Wright leads the Chapel Next band in a worship song Sept. 5.

chaplain assistant noncommissioned officer-in-charge. The agenda featured musical presentations from choirs and bands of the various garrison services, and interpretive dance recitals. Additional performers on the agenda included the choir from the Kaiserslautern garrison Gospel service, the praise and worship ministry from Faith Temple Christian Center International and Stephan, a gospel rap artist. “This exceeded my expectations,” said Cline. “I’m amazed Faith Temple Christian Center International singers lead at how the German community German guests along with members of the Wiesbaden came in such large numbers,” said Desir. military chapel congregations in a song of praise.

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The event takes place annually on the first Friday of September, where the churches of the Wiesbaden ecumenical community — Protestant and Roman Catholic, Anglican, Old Catholic and Orthodox — opens its doors later to the community and plays host to a wide range of activities such as musical performances, meditations, video presentations and more. The event allows citizens to experience the churches in diverse and dynamic ways for several hours during the evening. Find more information about the churches in Wiesbaden at www.

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USAG Wiesbaden — Wackernheim, Wiesbaden

New parking structure opens up 600 spaces Story and photo by Shayna Brouker

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Employees, residents and visitors of Clay Kaserne now have hundreds of more options for parking as of Sept. 5. The new structure adds 600 spaces and 100 additional surface parking spaces. The new parking structure, located next to the existing structure behind the Strong Teams Cafe dining facility, is handicap-accessible and has safety and security measures such as surveillance cameras, said U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Commander Col. Mary Martin. By sharing elevators and utility and communications rooms with the existing structure construction managers were able to maximize the number of parking spaces. The two structures are connected so if one is full drivers will have easy access to the other one.

“Today is another great milestone for the garrison — we’re adding parking,” Martin said. “This is part of the construction, or as I like to say the ‘progress’ here in the Wiesbaden community.” Additionally, vehicle counters will keep track of how many spaces are available in each structure. Construction on the $5 million project began in February 2013. It was funded as part of U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden’s military construction operational facilities to enable the consolidation of U.S. Army mission command at Wiesbaden. It was designed and built by the German firm OBG and although they encountered unexpected contaminated soil and ground water, they were able to mitigate the effects and complete construction on schedule. “This has been a great team effort by the Garrison

team, Corps of Engineers Europe District, and the firm OBG,” Martin said. “As we continue our transformation of the Wiesbaden community we are happy for the partnership we have with the Corps and the great German design and construction firms.”

Sandra Hemphill, IMCOM-E Region director Kathleen Marin, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers deputy commander Lt. Col. Charles Hemphill, USAG Wiesbaden commander Col. Mary Martin and USAG Wiesbaden Command Sgt. Maj. Roy Rocco cut the ribbon to officially open the garage Sept. 5.

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USAG Wiesbaden — Wackernheim, Wiesbaden National Preparedness Month: Be smart, take part, prepare Do you know what to do if disaster strikes? How much drinking water do you have? What if the power goes out? Do you have enough non-perishable food to last at least a few days? September is National Preparedness Month, and when it comes to disasters, it’s always better to be safe than sorry. Natural disasters are not common in Germany, but according to statistical data, the two most common disasters to affect Germany are floods and windstorms. In 2008, 12 people lost their lives to windstorm Emma that swept Hesse. Just last year, relentless late spring rain pelted Hesse and flooded rivers. Germany is well equipped with the resources to mitigate such hardships, but self-reliance can be key to survival until help arrives. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s “Ready” campaign offers these preparedness steps that can assist families with creating emergency plans and preparing for a wide range of natural and man-made disasters: a Get an emergency supply kit. When preparing for a possible emergency situation, it’s best to think first about the basics of survival, including fresh water, food, clean air and warmth. provides a list of recommended items to include in a basic emergency supply kit. a Make a family emergency plan. Your family may not be together when disaster strikes, so it is important to plan in advance for how you will contact one another, how you will get back together and what you will do in different situations. a Be informed. There are important differences among potential emergencies that will impact the decisions you make and the actions you take. Learn about potential emergencies that could happen where you live and the appropriate way to respond to them. Learn about state and local government emergency plans. a Get involved. Organizations, families and individuals should take time to explore the many ways they can all contribute to creating more prepared and resilient communities. a Ready kids. Teach children how to be informed, prepared, plan for and react in emergency situations with tips and tools provided on the Ready website. also offers these tips for military families stationed overseas: R The emergency number is prob-

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Warrant Officer 1 Troy Kaita of the 24th Military Intelligence Battalion, along with daughter Katelyn and son Noah, walk on the 12-kilometer trail at the WIWC event.



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The recently formed Wiesbaden International Wandering Club hosted its inaugural walk at nearby Wiesbaden-Delkenheim Sept. 6. More than 800 participants enjoyed trails of 5, 12 or 22 kilometers on a sunny, almost cloudless day. Vickie Southworth, WIWC vice president, said she was pleased with the turnout of Germans and Americans at the club’s first event and, more importantly, the numbers of Americans who were introduced to the sport. “We’ve had a lot of new walkers, first-time walkers today.”

She added one of her personal goals, and that of the club, “…is to bring the German and American communities together, and to encourage Americans particularly to participate in events with Germans, and to get out and see the real Germany, not just sightseeing spots, and volksmarching is a great way to do that.” Chaplain (Col.) Rod Lindsay, U.S. Army Europe command chaplain, walked 12 kilometers and summed up the morning’s experience with a passage from the book of Isaiah: “…they who wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they will walk and not grow weary; and they will run and not faint.”

The local German club, VSV Wiesbaden; the Ramstein Roadrunners club; and Stuttgart German-American Wandering Club provided assistance preparing and executing the walk. Community organizations Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers, Sergeants Major Association, Kontakt Club, Hessen International Ski Club, Army Community Service, German Red Cross, and the Warrant Officers Association also lent a hand to facilitate GermanAmerican friendship. For more information on volksmarching in and around Wiesbaden, visit http://www.

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USAG Wiesbaden — Wackernheim, Wiesbaden Breckenheim’s civic leaders get a look at airfield Story and photo by Shayna Brouker U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Public Affairs Office

Local leaders and council members from the Wiesbaden suburb of Breckenheim paid a visit to their high-flying neighbors: aircraft and aviators Wiesbaden Army Airfield at Clay Kaserne. The 37 leaders gazed at photographs of Luftwaffe airmen and World War IIera planes in the “Hall of Heroes,” commemorating the airfield’s early beginnings as a German Air Force base. They stepped inside the VIP room, used to receive heads of state

and other dignitaries, to sign the guest book and then learned about the history of the storied airfield, best known as the base for the Berlin Airlift. Joseph Cerda, air traffic assistant, and Norbert Violette, airfield manager, also briefed the flight patterns of WAAF aircraft in the Wiesbaden area and explained how they cooperate with Frankfurt Airport, emergency medical flights, the Polizei and other local authorities. Then they got up close and personal with the aircraft, a UH-60 Blackhawk and UC-35 Citation jet, on static display on the tarmac.

“It is nice to share what we do on a daily basis with the locals — they get to see what we do here is beyond just making noise,” said Jeff Stone, deputy airfield manager. “Perhaps for them it solves some of the mystery.” “All of the folks were delighted to hear and share the history of the airfield,” added Norbert Violette, airfield manager. “Some were players in that history long ago,” The airfield supports training and missions for the 1st Battalion, 214th Aviation Regiment, U.S. Army Europe and 1st Military Intelligence Battalion, 66th MI Brigade.

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New library hours

The Wiesbaden Library will adjust its hours of operation starting Sept. 15. From that date on, the library will be open from Monday to Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The library is also open most U.S. holidays from noon to 4 p.m. It is closed on Sundays.

Join the Cub Scouts

Are you a boy entering first through fifth grade interested in having fun? Cub Scouting is a fun and exciting activity for boys aimed at building character and citizenship while developing personal fitness. Email for more information about Scouting opportunities with Pack 65.

Coupon clippers

Join fellow coupon clippers during a spouse’s chat event Sept. 22 at 10:30 a.m. at the Army Community Service cafeteria in Hainerberg Housing.

Girl Scouts Kickoff

Kudos to volunteers

Congratulations to U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden’s August Volunteers of the Month — Curt Parker, Kiley Carman, Natasja Ewing, Jeanette Trumbly, Zoran Radojevic, Pamela Shackelford, Jeff Stone, Julie Parker, Jake Twyman, Lt. Col. Ronald Myers and Jennifer Oravetz.

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Spouses Club Open House

Wiesbaden’s Girl Scouts invites girls, parents and volunteers to its 2014-2015 Kickoff Sept. 13 at the Girl Scout Hut in Hainerberg Housing Building7784 from 4-6 p.m. where the troop will preview its schedule of upcoming events and activities for the upcoming year. Email wiesbadengirlscouts@ for more details.

Members of the Wiesbaden Community Spouses Club assist visitors to its Open House and Super Signup Aug. 27 at the Community Activity Center. The event showcased the many opportunities available with the WCSC including luncheons and other activities, and the various organizations throughout the garrison. Representatives of the Army and Air Force Exchange Service, USO, Army Community Service, Thrift Shop and other Fall Bazaar Host nation Wiesbaden Family, Morale, agencies were on hand with displays and information about volunteer opportunities. orientation Welfare and Recreation hosts Visit for more information about WCSC. All service members, civilthe 2014 Community Fall ians and family members are Mainz-Kastel breakfast 5:30-7:30 p.m. The clubs and special child care opening Sept. Bazaar Oct. 17-19 in Hangars invited to attend one of the host Charley’s Steakery at the groups meet in Building 7750 19 from 6:30-11:30 p.m. Cost is $20. Make reservations at 1035 and 1036 on Clay Kaserne. nation orientations to pick up Mainz-Kastel Storage Station in Hainerberg Housing. least four days in advance. Call More than 75 vendors will be tips on the culture, language and food court is now offering Rhein River cruise featured. ways to get around Wiesbaden. breakfast Monday to Friday Army Community Service’s Parent Central Services at civ The orientations are held every from 7:30-10:30 a.m. Children’s market Relocation Readiness program (0611) 143-548-9356. Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. A children’s items flea marhosts a Rhein River cruise to EFMP support group and start at the Wiesbaden En- AAFES Tent Sale ket will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 An Exceptional Family The Hainerberg Shopping St. Goar Sept. 24 from 8:45 tertainment Center (upstairs). p.m. Sept. 20 at the Wiesbaden Center Exchange holds Tent a.m. to 7 p.m. Start location Member support group will Bring euros for lunch. Entertainment Center. Call civ Sales Sept. 12 through Dec. is the Bookmark Store at the meet Sept. 11 from 5:30-7 (0611) 143-548-9406. Sponsorship training 27, featuring an Oktoberfest, Hainerberg Shopping Center. p.m. in Apartment 1, 57 Texas Soldier and civilian sponsor- wine, a Turkish Bazaar, antiques Cost is €20 for adults, €5 for Strasse, in Hainerberg Housing. Resiliency training ship training is held the third children ages 4-14 and €10 for The second annual EFMP SemiResiliency training is offered and more. Thursday of every month from older children with a student nar “Stay Green with EFMP” Sept. 12, 19, 22, 26, 29 and Oct. 1:30-2 p.m. at the Education Red Cross classes ID. Bring extra euros for public will be held Oct. 22 from 9 3 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Army The Wiesbaden American transportation and lunch. Center on Clay Kaserne (Classa.m. to 4 p.m. at the Tony Bass Community Service, Room 22, room 8). Red Cross offers a baby-sitting Auditorium on Clay Kaserne. in Hainerberg Housing. Call Jewish observances with pediatric CPR/first aid Foreign-born spouse EFMP holds Teen Talk, a Par- civ (0611) 143-548-9201 for A Rosh Hashana service and class Sept. 12 and 13, a CPR/ ent and Teen Support Group, details. support group festive meal will be held Sept. AED/first aid learning skills Sept. 18 and Oct. 16 at 3 p.m. A foreign-born spouse sup24 at 7 p.m. at the Clay Chapel. session Sept. 16 and a standard at 57 Texas Strasse, Apt. 3, in American Girl Socials port group meets Oct. 8 at 11 Shofar services and festive CPR/AED/first aid training American Girl Doll Socials a.m. at the Army Community Hainerberg Housing. class Sept. 27. Stop by the Red meals will be held Sept. 25 and will be held Sept. 20, Oct. 18, Service Annex, Apt. 1 on Texas 26 at 4 p.m. at the Clay Chapel. A Financial Readiness Cross in Building 1206. Nov. 15 and Dec. 20 from 10 Strasse Building 7780 in HainYom Kippur service will be held training a.m. to noon at the Wiesbaden Youth of the Chapel erberg Housing. Oct. 3 at 6:30 p.m. at the HainArmy Community Service’s Library. The High School Outreach erberg Chapel and Oct. 4 at the English as a second Club meets Mondays from 5:30- Wiesbaden Synagogue. Contact Financial Readiness Program Car seat checkups language 7:15 p.m. starting Sept. 29. The Chaplain (Capt.) David Ruder- offers the following classes in The Family Advocacy ProEnglish as a second language Middle School Outreach Club September: First Term Financial man at classes will be held Thursdays will meet Tuesdays from 3-4:30 Readiness Sept. 12, 19 and 26 gram holds car seat checkups for more information. from 7-8:30 p.m. Sept. 18 to p.m. starting Sept. 30. A Middle from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., ID the last Tuesday of the month Oct. 16 at the Army Community School Bible Study group meets Special child care Theft Sept. 24 from 2-3:30 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Service Room 23, Mississippi Wednesdays from 4-5:45 p.m. opening p.m. Classes are held in Build- Wiesbaden Entertainment CenWiesbaden’s Child, Youth Street, Building 7790, in Hain- and a High School Bible Study ing 1023W, Room 107 on Clay ter parking lot. Call civ (0611) and School Services hold a erberg Housing. Kaserne. Call mil 548-9201 or 143-548-9201 to register. group meets Wednesdays from

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Schools page — Partners in education

Open house encourages parent involvement By Chrystal Smith

U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Public Affairs Office

Research shows that parent involvement is one of the biggest predictors of academic success. Because local educators realize the importance of parents being active in their child’s education, the halls and classrooms were opened to give parents an early look at operations as the school year gets underway. This is a chance to meet your child’s teacher, learn of their expectations for the school year and see the environment where your child will spend much of their day, said Principal Debbie Parks to parents attending the Hainerberg Elementary School Open House Sept. 3. Assistant Principal Gwen Ziegler reminded parents of the Continuous School Improvement goals — students will communicate and apply mathematical concepts, and students will write responses that demonstrate knowledge through the use of reading and writing strategies.

She encouraged parents to assist with daily reading, and make available access to supplemental technologies, such as computers, educational software and online resources, to set the pupils up for success for the school year. Peter Witmer, school liaison officer, highlighted the Free and Reduced Lunch program and reminded parents to submit the form to see if their child qualifies. Additionally, “those dependents of active duty who qualify for free lunch are eligible for free eye glasses from Army and Air Force Exchange Service” through a special effort by Wiesbaden Community Spouses Club, he said. After brief comments from school leaders, Parent Teacher Organization representative Jenny Miller and U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Commander Mary Martin, parents and students were off to get acquainted with teachers. Teachers rolled out their goals and expectations to parents for the school years in their classrooms. Much of the presentations and

discussion reiterated the CSI goals of improving reading and math skills among the elementary pupils to ultimately prepare them for middle school and the rest of their lives. “Twenty minutes of reading a day makes a significant difference,” said June Heichelheim, fifth-grade teacher, before showing parents a graphic illustration of how frequent reading builds vocabulary and postures students for greater academic success. Photo by Chrystal Smith “Designate a time to read to your Fifth-grade teacher June Heichelheim makes her Open child every night. This can also House presentation to parents Sept. 3 at Hainerberg Elbecome a bonding time for you ementary School. and them.” Parent to Parent, a Military “I don’t care how you learn comprehend. While the open house was Child Education Coalition Initiamath, just learn it,” said Danielle Florido, fifth-grade teacher, not a time to conference with tive, representatives were also emphasizing the necessity for teachers, they did get insightful present and gave parents a brief students to have solid mathemati- information that will help them workshop — Back to School cal foundations. As she fielded better support the students and Basics: Homework Helps — in the school’s media center. questions from concerned parents teachers. “There are great programs “It was the first opportunity to accepting the duty of partnering with teachers to get involved with meet (my son’s) teacher. It was here in Hainerberg (and Auhomework, she said subtraction nice to touch base at the begin- kamm) Elementary School and was a challenge when she was a ning of the year to get a feel for the community,” said Martin. “I child, but an exchange student how things are going to be,” said encourage you to be involved with your children day in and day out.” showed her a way she could Amber Herald, parent. ADVERTISEMENT

SUMMER CINEMA - “THE NAME OF THE ROSE“ Guided tours, harp music and a fantastic movie. Who could ever imagine, that the film “The name of the rose” with the leading actors Sean Connery, Christian Slater, Ron Perlman and F. Murray Abraham would become such a worldwide success. All interior scenes of the film were taken in Kloster Eberbach. In cooperation with KinoSommer Hessen we are proud to present this very special cinematic experience – for the first time in English language! Watch the cult movie, while sitting in the original location – the church of Kloster Eberbach. Cinema as you have never experienced it before! From 7 to 8 p.m. English speaking tour guides show you around the cloister, combining the history of Kloster Eberbach with stories about the making of the film. See the original places and some of the stage props.

LUMOSTORY - HIGHLIGHTS Of HISTORY 2014 For the first time in English language!! We are well aware of our historical roots and would like to communicate these traditions in a brand new way: LUMOstory – Highlights of History. The modern light, music and history show will take place in the basilica of Eberbach Monastery. Watch the short Trailer on our website To warm-up the well known Jazz musician Alexander von Wangenheim will play live in the cloister from 7.30 p.m. You may stroll around the rooms and halls of the monastery and explore everything. Our English speaking tour guides will be positioned at strategic points of interest and will be more than happy to answer all your questions. Enjoy the wines of the statal winery of Hessen and food specialities of the region.

Wine, sparkling wine and mineral water as well as Pretzels and sandwiches are served in the cloister until 10.30 pm. If you prefer, you may start the evening with a nice dinner at our cloister restaurant “Klosterschänke”.

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Summer Cinema at Eberbach monastery “Der Name der Rose” (german version), Friday, September 19th, 2014 “The name of the rose“ (engl. version), Saturday, September 20th, 2014 Doors open: 7:00 p.m., film starts: 8:30 p.m. Meeting place: Ticket Office (Klosterkasse), Entrance Chapter House

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Sports and leisure Army All-stars test mettle against pro prospects heels. The almost-pros were reeling from being in foul trouble early and slightly taken aback by the physical dominance Many people didn’t know what to of the Soldiers. “We took them for granted subconmake of the out-of-cycle basketball game Sept. 6 at the Wiesbaden Fitness Center sciously,” said Kwan Waller, Kentucky that pitted Soldiers of U.S. Army Europe Wesleyan alum and Illinois native, comunits against a roster of pro-bound NCAA menting on the team’s toughness. “They were ready physically. Their physicality players. In the game billed as the Installation was surprising. I don’t know if it was the Management Command–Europe Army Army or what.” “I give them credit. They came out All-Star Basketball Game, the Soldiers and played hard,” said Desmond Wade, jumped out to a 7-0 lead. “My fear was that we would be de- former Fairfield University guard. “Much feated pretty soundly,” said Jim Mattingly, respect to them.” While it was assumed that the proIMCOM-E recreation program manager, after the first half of play. “But the first bound players had the upper hand, they half has been pretty good entertainment.” had to fight hard to take a six-point lead The team that had been practicing at the half. Sundays since the end of July had the “I love the effort these guys are putU.S. charity basketball team on their ting in,” said Andre Negron, All-star team assistant coach, during halftime, adding that the second-half strategy was to keep pushing the ball, attack defensively without gambling and to overwhelm their opponent’s defense with speed. Though a hard effort was made, the Soldiers never regained the lead. A scoring drought, foul trouble and a longer game format are the suspected causes of why the team fell to the touring former NCAA-tested players. “This was about the experience for these Soldiers,” said Theodus Green, Allstars head coach. “They played so hard from day one. They really stuck with it. They played with a lot of character and heart.” “I liked the level of play and the skill sets the competitors brought,” said Ricardo Wright, Headquarters and Headquarters Service Company, 1st Military IntelReynaldo Noel attempts a reverse ligence Battalion, who said it was a fun and eye-opening game. “It gave me an layup against Nick Brown. By Chrystal Smith

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Outdoor Rec trips

Join Wiesbaden Outdoor Recreation for an Amsterdam bike and night life tour Sept. 13-14, a trip to Euro-Disneyland Paris Sept. 13-14, Munich Oktoberfest Sept. 20-21 and 27-28, Tropical Island and

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opportunity to work on things I needed, and showed me I have to work more on some fundamentals of this game.” The U.S. charity team was coached by Hans Beth of Neider-Olm, Germany. The player roster was put together after tryouts in Delaware and Arizona. The players are on a European tour showcasing their talents to professional clubs with hopes of securing a spot with a Pro A, Pro B or Bundesliga level team. Additionally, the tour is used as a platform to boost the awareness and support for children with cancer.

Things to do ... Things to do

Women’s Caucus Event

Democrats Abroad Germany holds its Second Women’s Caucus Event to give emphasis to issues such as equality, health care, sexual discrimination and more, Sept. 20 from 1-8 p.m. at the Gemeinschaftszentru Georg-Buch-Haus Grosse Saal, Wellritzstrasse 38 in Wiesbaden. Email DAG-Women@ for price and registration information.

Photos by Chrystal Smith

Tommy Collins penetrates and rises over defenders for the U.S. charity team Sept. 5 during the first half of play of the IMCOM-E All-Star Basketball game at the Wiesbaden Fitness Center. Photo below: Ladavain Sanders drives the ball up the court against defender Kwan Waller.

the Black Forest Sept. 27-28 and Greece and Italy Dec. 22 to Jan. 2. Call civ (0611) 143548-9801 for details.

Museum Castellum

destruction of Kastel by Allied bombers on Sept. 8, 1944.

German Fest Night

The Cappuccino Casino, at the Hainerberg Shopping Center, hosts a German Fest Night Sept. 12 from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Enjoy curry wurst and German-American music courtesy of DJ Spike.

Explore the 2,000-year history of Mainz-Kastel at the Museum Castellum adjacent to the Theodor Heuss Bridge on the bank of the Rhein River USO travel in Mainz-Kastel. The free muJoin the USO for trips to seum is open every Sunday Venetian Festival in Ludfrom 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. wigsburg Sept. 13, Wiesbaden Guided tours can be arranged Magic History Walking Tour for other times by visiting www. Sept. 13, Mainz Walking Tour The mu- Sept. 14, Weinheim and the seum features a special exhibit French Market Sept. 13, Lonthrough Nov. 16 commemorat- don Express Sept. 19, Military ing the 70th anniversary of the History: Maginot Line Mu-

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years of monastery history, including a performance by jazz musician Alexander von Wangenheim. Visit www. seum Sept. 20, Rhein River Cruise Sept. 21, Munich Ok- for toberfest Sept. 27, Strasbourg tickets. and Haut Königsbourg Castle Mainz Oktoberfest Sept. 27, Riesling Route Sept. Mark your calendars for 28, Krakow, Poland, Oct. 9-13, the biggest Oktoberfest in Berlin Nov. 7-10 and Christmas Rheinland-Pfalz — the Mainz in Bassano del Grappa, Italy, Oktoberfest Oct. 9-19 and Dec. 22-26. Stop by any area 23-26 at the Messepark in USO or call civ (0611) 143- Mainz-Hechtsheim. Visit www. 548-5106 for more information.

Highlights of history

The Eberbach Monastery presents an English-language “Lumostory — Highlights of History” event Oct. 12 with the doors opening at 7 p.m. It will feature a light, music and history show covering 900

Cappuccino Casino highlights

Head to the Cappuccino Casino at the Hainerberg Shopping Center every first and third Thursday from 7-10:30 p.m. for a King of Darts Tournament, every Friday from 8-10:30 p.m.

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Sports and leisure Warrior gridiron season preview Sports shorts By Chrystal Smith

U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Public Affairs Office

Warrior fans were out in force and ready to cheer on the Department of Defense Dependent Schools-Europe Division I defending champions, and to get a preview of the 2014 season. The band, cheerleaders and Willie the Warrior led the cheers as the Warriors took on the Hanau Eagles Sept. 6 at home in a tune-up match before the start of the regular season. “We look good for this early in the season,” said Coach Rick Jewel. “We’re gonna be very competitive.” Despite losing more than half the 2013 roster — 20 players graduated — the Warriors are hopeful with the return of 12 players from the championship squad. “We’ve got a good core group of kids back who’ve got some talent,” said Jewel, mentioning returners such as receiver CJ Pridgen, running back Anthony Little and multidisciplined Tim Cuthbert. The Warriors also celebrate the return of assistant coaches Dan Carr and Dan Weber, and welcome the experienced and knowledgeable husband-wife team of Jeff and

Fitness Fair

The Wiesbaden Fitness Center hosts the Fall Fitness Fair Sept. 27 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., featuring fitness class demonstrations, free 10-minute massages, local vendors, giveaways and a Krav Maga class demonstration. Call civ (0611) 143548-9830 for more information.

High school sports action

Photo by Chrystal Smith

Deshon Barrow blows by Hanau Eagle defenders to score a touchdown late in the second quarter of play Sept. 5 at Wiesbaden High School. Carla Redman. Jewel said that as the reigning champions there’s no pressure on team to repeat as champions, and that’s not even the focus. “We focus on getting kids better,” he said. “We’re mainly interested in making them better men, better citizens and better students. “We constantly drill into them that they have to always give their

best. Do everything you can do. ... in training and in the offseason, so when the end of the season comes, and if we don’t win the championship, they can look at themselves and say ‘I did everything I could do.’” The Warriors dominated the Eagles, defeating them 64-0. The season begins Sept. 13 at Lakenheath. The team opens at home Sept. 26 against Vilseck.

Soccer pastime unites communities By Chrystal Smith

U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Public Affairs Office

Myk Thomas really enjoys soccer. But what makes the experiences even more fun is watching his favorite local club in the stadium with a bunch of “friends.” Thomas uses the platform of his favorite pastime, watching live SV Wehen football/soccer club matches in the Brita Stadium, to bring people together and experience another aspect of German culture while assigned in Wiesbaden. “It’s really nice to get people out there … and build friendships and get people interested in something I really love,” he said. “It gives you a chance to meet other people from the community that you might not otherwise meet.” Thomas said he just wanted to know about the shirt a community member was sporting one day in the food court. That day he said he learned that the SV Wehen football club, a professional team in the third German league, holds home games in the stadium just down the street from the Hainerberg Shopping Center complex. He saw that the

seat bearing his favorite number was available, purchased season tickets and the rest was history. “I’ve been hooked since,” said Thomas who said he encouraged coworkers to come along and enjoy the games with him. “Larger crowds lead to more fun.” Thomas said cracking the code on purchasing tickets was the biggest hurdle to overcome. He said he thought that’s likely the reason why many other members from the military community don’t attend the professional club’s games. He said he navigated the team’s website www., which is in German, got some assistance from his wife and eventually figured out how to score tickets and other pertinent information about the club and games. He said knowing where to find information about postponements or cancelled games due to weather is helpful as the season goes from July to May, spanning the winter months. While Thomas would likely attend the games with or without friends, he said that there’s a reward-

ing advantage to going in a group. “Tickets are usually €15, but if you go with a group of 20 or more, they are only €10,” he said. Thomas is now the administrator of the “United Wehen Fans” public Facebook group. With 80 members and growing, he uses the social media to gather fans, coordinate ticket purchases and give help to those who don’t have the savvy or time to hassle with the website. “This is a part of bringing the community together,” he said. “I just want to get a lot more info out there and be a help to people who just want to enjoy some professional soccer.” He said he hopes to grow his own tradition of screaming and cheering hard for the players on the pitch, as he and various other United Wehen fans wave their custom scarves in solidarity with the thousands of other SV Wehen fans during the home games. Thomas invites anyone interested in getting in on the fun to join the Facebook group “United Wehen Fans.”

Come out and cheer on the Warrior athletes as they welcome competitors for home events. Wiesbaden High School’s tennis team takes on Ramstein Oct. 4, Bitburg and Ansbach Oct. 11, Baumholder Oct. 18 and hosts the European Tennis Championships Oct. 23-25. Games are played at the Vitis Tennis Center in Wiesbaden-Nordenstadt. Wiesbaden’s golf team is at home at the Rheinblick Golf Course Sept. 11, Oct. 2 and Oct. 8-9 (championships). The Wiesbaden Wahoos swim team has home meets (at the pool in Budenheim) Oct. 4 and Nov. 1. Volleyball teams play at home Oct. 11, 25 and Oct. 30 to Nov. 1 (European Championships). Cross country runners are home for Homecoming Oct. 11 versus Kaiserslautern and Patch. The Warriors football teams play at home Sept. 26 versus Vilseck, Oct. 3 or 4 versus a host nation team and Oct. 10 versus Ramstein.


Wiesbaden Sports and Fitness hosts a 10-Mile Run Sept. 20 starting at the Wiesbaden Fitness Center. The Commander’s Cup challenge (minimum eight people per team) starts at 8 a.m. and the individual runners event starts at 9 a.m. Call civ (0611) 143-548-9830 for more information.

Boot Camp

Sign up today for the eight-week Boot Camp fitness program which starts Sept. 15 and meets Monday to Wednesday and Friday from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Price is $150 per person. Call Maria Diaz at civ (0611) 548-9831 or email to register.

Dance, tae kwon do classes

Child, Youth and School Service’ Schools of Knowledge, Inspiration, Exploration and Skills offer dance, gymnastics for toddlers, tumbling and tae kwon do classes. Call Parent Central Services at civ (0611) 143-548-9356.

Solheim Cup

The Golf Club St. Leon-Rot invites women’s golf fans to watch the 2015 Solheim Cup Charity Promotion Event Sept. 18-20 pitting U.S. and European golf teams. The club is located at Opelstrasse 30, 68789 Sankt Leon-Rot. Visit www. for ticket information.

Recreational shooting

Head to the Wackernheim Range (Ober-Olmer Strasse 37, 55263) to enjoy some recreational shooting Sept. 27. Cost is $8 with membership in Wiesbaden’s Hunting Fishing and Sport Shooting Program, $12 for non-members. First-timers must register for the mandatory safety briefing by 9:45 a.m. Call Outdoor Recreation at civ (0611) 705-5760 for more information. ......................................................................... Sept. 11, 2014

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Get On Up: The James Brown Story (PG-13) — Based on the life story of the Godfather of Soul, “Get On Up” offers a look inside the music, moves and moods of James Brown, taking audiences on the journey from his impoverished childhood to his evolution into one of the most influential musicians of the late 20th century. Stars Chadwick Boseman, Nelsan Ellis, Dan Aykroyd and Viola Davis. Dolphin Tale 2 (PG) — This is the true story about a dolphin named Winter and a new baby dolphin named Hope who was rescued by the Clearwater Marine Aquarium in 2010. Stars Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd, Kris Kristofferson and Harry Connick Jr. No Good Deed (PG-13) — A former district attorney and her children are kidnapped by a man who has escaped from prison and poses as the victim of a car accident. Stars Idris Elba, Taraji P. Henson and Kate del Castillo. A Walk Among the Tombstones (R) — An ex-NYPD cop and recovering alcoholic haunted by regrets, Matt Scudder (Liam Neeson), has a lot to make up for. When a series of kidnappings targeting the wives of drug dealers escalates to grisly murder, Scudder reluctantly agrees to help a heroin trafficker (Dan Stevens) and his brother (Boyd Holbrook) hunt the two men down and bring them to bloody justice. The Maze Runner (PG-13) — Thomas wakes up in a strange place called the Glade with no memory aside from his first name. The Glade is an enclosed structure populated by other boys, and is surrounded by tall, stone walls that protect them from monsters called Grievers. Every day, some of the kids who are Runners venture into the labyrinth trying to map the ever-changing pattern of walls in an attempt to find an exit. Stars Dylan O’Brien and Kaya Scodelario. Expendables 3 (PG-13) — Barney, Christmas, and the rest of the team come faceto-face with Conrad Stonebanks, who co-founded The Expendables with Barney years ago. Stonebanks then became a ruthless arms trader and someone who Barney was forced to kill. Stonebanks is now making it his mission to end The Expendables. Barney, on the other hand, decides that he has to fight old blood with new blood, and brings in a new era of Expendables team members, recruiting younger, faster and more tech-savvy individuals. Stars Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Mel Gibson and Harrison Ford. Lucy (R) — When a woman is caught up in a dark deal that goes wrong, she transforms and seemingly evolves into a merciless warrior that human logic can hardly understand. Stars Scarlett Johansson, Analeigh Tipton and Morgan Freeman.

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Chadwick Boseman takes on the role of the Godfather of Soul — James Brown — in “Get On Up: The James Brown Story.”

At the movies Sept. 11-27 Taunus Theater

Sept. 11 — Sex Tape (R) 7 p.m. Sept. 12 — Dolphin Tale 2 (PG) 7 p.m. Sept. 13 — Dolphin Tale 2 (PG) 4 p.m. Hercules (PG-13) 7 p.m. Sept. 14 — Dolphin Tale 2 (PG) 4 p.m. Sept. 15 — Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (PG-13) 7 p.m. Sept. 16 — Closed Sept. 17 — The Expendables 3 (PG-13) 7 p.m. Sept. 18 — Get on Up: The James Brown Story (PG-13) 7 p.m. Sept. 19 — No Good Deed (PG-13) 7 p.m.

Sept. 20 — How to Train Your Dragon 2 (PG) 4 p.m. A Walk Among the Tombstones (R) 7 p.m. Sept. 21 — No Good Deed (PG-13) 4 p.m. A Walk Among the Tombstones (R) 7 p.m. Sept. 22 — A Walk Among the Tombstones (R) 7 p.m. Sept. 23 — Closed Sept. 24 — No Good Deed (PG-13) 7 p.m. Sept. 25 — Lucy (R) 7 p.m. Sept. 26 — The Maze Runner (PG-13) 7 p.m. Sept. 27 — The Maze Runner (PG-13) 4 p.m. This is Where I Leave You (R) 7 p.m.

Morgan Freeman and Scarlett Johansson star in “Lucy” about a woman transformed into a merciless warrior after a dark deal goes wrong. Photo right: Jason Statham joins a cast of action heroes including Sylvester Stallone, Harrison Ford and others in “Expendables 3.”

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For your health Ready and Resilient ... Ready and Resilient Enhancing resiliency: strengthening our professionals By Tom Blakely

U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Ready and Resilient Director

September is the Army’s suicide prevention month, and as such, it is essential that there be a focus on the importance of resilience building as it pertains to suicide awareness. The Army continues to build upon the lessons learned and potential best practices from the ongoing Ready and Resilient (R2) campaign. This effort focuses on reducing the incidence of suicide while building resilience, strengthening the Army professionals and sustaining readiness across the board. Numerous studies have shown the positive effect that resiliency training can produce in this regard as we enhance our emotional resilience. Specifically, Soldiers who have

U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden will hold a Suicide Stand Down Sept. 25 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. in the Clay Kaserne Fitness Center. All Soldiers, family members and civilians are encouraged to attend. shown high levels of resiliency, as measured by the Global Assessment Tool are less likely to commit suicide. The tools gained through the Comprehensive Soldier Family Fitness training program can help build that level of resilience.

To promote suicide prevention, the Wiesbaden community will be conducting a Suicide Stand Down on Sept. 25 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. in the Clay Kaserne Fitness Center. This event, which is open to all Soldiers, civilians and family

members, will feature several guest speakers and numerous resources to arm one with the necessary tools to reduce and ultimately eliminate the ongoing problem of suicide. The Military Crisis Line in Europe is 00800-1273-8255.

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Time travel through the centuri Visiting Poland’s former textile capital Story and photos by Anemone Rueger

U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Public Affairs Office


ew are those who nod knowingly at hearing the name of the city of Lodz. Yet once upon a time it was the heartbeat of Poland’s textile industry, with trade representations in St. Petersburg, Zurich and New York. Having made it through a century of “vulture capitalism,” two world wars, as a tragic hotbed of horror, and the decay of four Cold War decades, the city once again welcomes visitors who are looking for more than the standard tourism package.

An hour from Warsaw

Located today just about in the middle of Poland, a good hour’s drive west of Warsaw, the city constantly confuses explorers trying to make sense of its history. Lodz was Polish until the end of the 18th century, Prussian for a decade and French for another with Napoleon’s troops flooding Europe. It ended up making one of the Western outposts of the Russian Empire after the Vienna Congress in 1815, where Poland was finally wiped off the European map and divided into three parts by its powerful neighbors Russia, Prussia and Austria, for a century.

Nazi occupation

Looking the city up on the Internet, one has to dig through countless layers of information on its tragic role during Nazi occupation, when it housed the largest Jewish ghetto after Warsaw, sending nearly 250,000 Jewish residents to death, before one gets to the tale of the city’s rise as the “Manchester of the East,” playing off on the English city’s role as a catalyst of 19th century industrial development. Founded as a small settlement on the Lodka stream in the late Middle Ages, the city started growing in the early 1800s, when local authorities undertook focused efforts to attract settlers and entrepreneurs advanced the region’s economic development. With German weavers bringing looms and later mechanized machinery from Saxony and England, the fast growing textile industry attracted more and more people into the city, making its population double every ten years in the second half of the 19th century. Impoverished weavers and industrious entrepreneurs flocked to Lodz

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from Bohemia, Swabia, Silesia and Pomerania, bringing technical knowhow and setting up one factory after the other, joined by countless Polish countrymen and Jewish merchants who developed the trade network across the entire Russian Empire and beyond. Lodz was then known as the “Grey Lady” as the soot from the chimneys started hiding the skies, making some incredibly rich and many pitifully poor. World War I marked the first stop in the decline of the city, when many factories stood still. However, it was World War II that broke the city’s backbone, when its Jewish third of the population was annihilated in the concentration camps, and its German third fled the approaching Red Army toward the end of the war. Not having suffered significant damages during the war years, the city tried to re-populate its empty houses, mansions and palaces with Polish citizens from other regions of the country. But many of the buildings, blackened by the chimneys of their heyday, dilapidated by the sands of time, stood empty, growing birches out the dark window frames and seeing pigeons build their nests there. After regaining its independence from the former Soviet Block, and especially after joining the European Union in 2007, the country, and with it the city of Lodz, has experienced a kind of revival. While many side street mansions are patiently waiting for investors to bring back their old glory, and local leaders are working to change old mindsets, the city is in the process of pushing back its dark sides, putting on some color and making the good and unique parts of its heritage accessible to residents and visitors.

Polish architecture

With an admirable respect for architecture, Polish artisans are restoring one building at a time, one street at a time, the plastering, the roof paintings, the window frames. The city’s old artery of wealth and savior-vivre, the Piotrkowska Street, once again shines in fresh colors and educates the visitor with tri-lingual information plaques about the history of its jewels — “Representative palace of the Geyer factory,” “Residence of famous author Tuvim,” “European Institute, former Schweikert’s Villa” and so on. Where the Krzeminski brothers started the first movie theater in Poland under the name “Illusions

Guests enjoy the trendy surroundings of a popular cafe in a former textile factory comp Cabinet” on 120 Piotrkowska St., guests are able to rest their heads dizzy from the city’s many contrasts in one of the thematically decorated rooms of the “Stare Kino” hotel. The place just opened last summer and takes visitors on a tour through the history of Lodz cinematography in the last 50 years. It’s one of the samples of the new creativity in Polish cities, also found in local art stores, welcoming cafes, unique restaurants and state-of-the-art museums. Right next to the ghetto district, which still stands almost untouched and offers an eerie trip through the city’s darkest years, the “Manufaktura” brings visitors back into the present. The factory complex was built by textile magnate Poznanski in the late 1800s, including the complete infrastructure for the workers’ community, and has been turned into one of Europe’s largest and most fascinating shopping malls and leisure centers within its red brick walls. Travel to Lodz by airplane via Warsaw, or take the “Warszawa Express” train from Berlin to explore this off-the-beaten-path destination in Eastern Europe. Information on the city is available at http://en.uml.

Two senior citize Stare Kino Hotel first movie theate Photo left: A manhole cover pays tribute to the four different ethnic groups of prewar Lodz. Photo right: A courtyard view offers a look back into the city’s past.

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Hikers head up from the Olympic ski jump area in Garmisch-Partenkirchen on their way to the Partnachklamm (gorge). The trail along the rock-hewn path through the cliffs of the gorge offers spectacular vistas, rainbow colors in the spray of the cascading streams and entrance to a variety of trails that continue on to alpine huts situated high over the valleys below. From the Partnachklamm hikers can continue hiking to the top of Germany’s highest peak, the Zugspitze, or on to several other nearby peaks. Those who would prefer shorter day hikes will also not be disappointed to discover several guesthouses along the trails offering traditional Bavarian specialties such as white sausages, radishes and Obatzta — a paprika, cheese spread that goes great with a refreshing Radler — a mix of beer and white lemonade — or a Weizen beer. There are plenty more unique hikes to experience in the area. For more information about hiking and other sports opportunities in the area visit the Edelweiss Lodge and Resort webpage at or the German Alpine Association home page at Sept. 11, 2014

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Wiesbaden: Point your children in the right direction ... and when they’re older they won't be lost!

Mrs. Seaton’s sixth grade students prepare for a lesson.

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Top & bottom: Wiesbaden Middle School students in the cafeteria and on the playground during lunch.

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Have fun with the locals Oktoberfest Munich Sat, Sept 20 - Sun, Oct 5 Munich, Theresienwiese

Celebrate the world’s most famous beer festival, the Oktoberfest at the Theresienwiese in Munich from September 20 - October 5. Enjoy special beers from local breweries together with Bavarian specialties as well as a huge variety of rides on a fairground of 31 hectares. Although the Oktoberfest is a very traditional family event, it has a party atmosphere at night. For more info see

EVENTS Mixed media exhibition Fri, Jul 4 – Mon, Oct 26 Mainz, Kunsthalle Two artistic positions are being opposed to each other in this modern exhibition of Ed Atkin’s and Bruce Nauman’s works. Both artists, although from different generations, wish to understand the human existence using identical yet different media. While Nauman continues to capture his self-experiments with an old camera, young Atkins’ pictures are exclusively digital. Don’t miss this intriguing show that will have you thinking about it long after you left Mainz’ Kunsthalle. Admission is €5, children and students only pay €2. It’s open Tuesday to Sunday. For more info go to www. Circus Barus/Alberti Fri, Aug 29 – Sun, Sep 14 Wiesbaden, Rambacher Kerbeplatz Traditional circus elements meet modern effects. This cocktail of extravagant performances by humans and exotic animals, as well as a personal orchestra will fascinate your whole family for only 10€ per person (children 8€). Shows start at 17:00 on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays at 15:00 as well as 19:00 on Saturdays and at 15:00 on Sundays. The circus is located on Rambacher Kerbeplatz. Go to for pictures and more info.

Fall festival Fri, Sept 12 – Mon, Sep 15 Rockenhausen, Donnersberghalle Visit the traditional Herbstfest in Rockenhausen from September 12 - 15, starting at 7 p.m. with a wine tasting and election of the best in the Donnersberghalle. In a huge tent in the Brühlgasse and in the park, food, wine and beer are offered while live bands are playing. The highlights are a parade through the city on Sunday at 2 p.m. and fireworks on Monday at 8 p.m. to end the festival. For more info see Eltville town tour Sat, Sep 13 Eltville, electoral castle Take part in a guided walking tour in English through the old town of Eltville, including a small wine tasting with three different quality wines and snacks. Meeting point is the electoral castle on Burgstraße, September 13 at 18:00 for only 11€ per person. Be sure to register by calling 06123-2227 or emailing to secure your spot. Fall market Sat, Sep 13 – Sun, Sep 14 Kronberg, Stadthalle Culinary specialties, art market and much more await you in Kronberg. The market is spread out over the Stadthalle, Zehntscheune, city center and the castle on Saturday, September 13 from 3 -10 p.m. and on Sunday, September 14 from noon - 6 p.m.

Rhine in flames Sat, Sep 13 Oberwesel, Rhine riverside Enjoy a beautiful night at Rhine in flames on September 13 in Oberwesel. Each year, thousands of visitors are enchanted by this festival when more than 50 illuminated ships sail along a 10 km stretch of the Rhine, ending in incredible fireworks displays in both cities. Buy a ticket to ride on one of the boats or walk along the Rhine and stop at one of the several wine booths along the way. For more info and tickets contact the Tourist information bureau Oberwesel 06744710624 or email World kids day Mannheim Sat, Sep 20 Mannheim, Luisenpark Due to the world kid’s day, September 21 is family day at the Luisenpark Mannheim from 2 p.m. More than 30 stations provide games, climbing trees, sports and creative activities and much more. The event’s focus is on children’s rights but the whole family is guaranteed to have an exciting and adventurous day. The festival ends with a fireworks display, suitable for kids, at 7:50 p.m. Admission for children up to 15 years is free. For more info see CONCERTS Acoustic road, morning pint Sun, Sep 14 Wiesbaden, Paracelsusweg Hajo, Olli, Kalli and Michael play songs

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2011 Mercedes Benz C300 Sport Sedan, $27,495- Black with Black All ads and pics on Leather, Automatic, Navi, Sunroof, Heated Seats, Miles: 34212, Perfect Condition. Call: 0176/ 2007 BMW X5 4.8 V8 Fully Loa- 22730967 Visit: www.europeanmo ded with 3rd ROW$27,495- Blue for more pics, video and with Black Leather, Automatic, info! HUD, Navi, Sunroof, Sport Pack, Miles: 34212, Perfect Condition! 2011 Mercedes E350 Auto All Call: 0176/22730967 Visit: http:// Wheel Drive 4Matic Sedan with WWW.EUROPEANMOTORS.ORG Navi. 3.5L V6/286hp. Power Sunroof, Alloys, Blue Tooth, Memory for pics, video and info Seats, Premium Package. 46300 miles. $33,999 - $1,525 under NADA. Contact: 0631 98 741 / jab 2008 Jeep Compass Limited Ma- nual. Black on Black Leather. 2.4L/173hp. 18" Alloys, CD, BMW 320 d e46, €3400, Power Windows, Locks & Moon- 015117610336, roof. Cruise, Airbags and More. Excellent Condition for Just. 2010 Toyota Camry LE 4dr Se$11,499. Contact: 0631 98 741 / dan 6A, €12000, brownlucy740@,


2009 6 SPD Alpha Romeo MITO German Spec 5 yrs new!, 49600 miles @$6900, PW PL NAV Voice command Bluetooth Rear sensor Blaupunkt CD 3 Performance settings New F/R brakes/rotors Dec 13 A/C Condenser Mar 14 CONEMU15@GMAIL.COM 49-0162-273-0105

2010 Audi A5 Coupe Quattro V6 US $ 27,495- Blue with Black Leather, Automatic, Glas Sunroof, Heated Seats, Power Seats, Miles:34212, Perfect Condition! Call:0176/22730967 Visit: http:// for pics, video and info!

2012 BMW 128i Coupe, 23000 miles, White w/Black Leather Seats, Black Alloy Wheels, NaviSystem, Power Sunroof, Heated Seats, A/C, Multi-Function Steering Wheel, Park Distance Ctrl, Xenon Lights, Much More $28000,, 2012 Lexus IS 350 Auto All Wheel Drive Sedan with Navi. Black on Ivory Leather. 3.5L V6/ 306hp. Premium & Luxury Package. Factory Warrenty. Stunning Condition. $34,499 - $4,326 under NADA. Contact: 06371 613 177 /

2013 BMW X5M For Sale (A real M; not an M Sport), Asking $80000.00,, loaded, perfect combination of luxury, handling and power (555 2013 Mercedes C250 Sport Se- HP), BMW dealer maintained ondanAutomatic. 1.8TL. Black on ly, under 20K miles. A must see. Black Leather. Sport Trim, Sunroof, Harmon Kardon Sound, Alloy Wheels. Stunning Sports Se- 1996 VW Golf Germany Spec, dan. 18300 miles. $31,999 - $3000, 214,682Km Quick Sale $2,276 under NADA. contact: Needed Due To PCS Call 0631 98 741 / nathan@usedcar 017684800539 Just passed inspection

German cuisine – open daily from 11 a.m. Schläferskopf 1 • 65199 Wiesbaden 0611/975 99 634 Enjoy our huge terrace and beer garden with panoramic view over Wiesbaden and Rhine Main! Space for 240 people

4 x Opel winter Tires mounted on Enzo 6 1/2 J X 15 EH2+ Alu Wheels. Good Year Ultragrip 7+ 195/65 R15 M+S Reifen. Look New! Around 8-9 mm profile., $400.00,,

2011 Honda Accord Crosstour EX-L 4X4, $23,495- Milage: 30311, Silver with Black Leather, Automatic, Sunroof, Heated Power Seats, 1 Owner, Perfect! Call: 0176/22730967 Visit: http:// for more pics, video and info!

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New Jeep Dodge Chrysler Ford And Harley Davidson, $7,00090,000, sfootman@military, Guaranteed Financing new cars and bikes for sale with Massive Savings! Opel Astra, 4 Door, 5 Speed, Burgery, 0175-3213199, KMS 130,000 $ 1600, My Email IS VW Golf 111, 1997, 4 Door , Burgery, 5 Speed, Air Cond, Elec Windows FT, ABS, KMS 156,427, $ 1750. My Ph 0175-3213199 and Email address, ddundkk@hot

Fiat Brava, 4 Door, 5 Speed, KMS 113,000, $ 1400. my email -Opel Amega, Automatiac, $2200., Phone # 0175-3213199,

Yüksel Tire & Service 10% OFF all car repairs! CAR & TIRE REPAIR Valid til Sep. 30, 2014. ALL KINDS OF RIM REPAIR ENGLISH SPOKEN/VAT FORMS ACCEPTED Boelckestr. 62 55252 Mainz-Kastel

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Services offered: • Family Dentistry • Certified Orthodontics • Crowns and Veneers • Implant Surgery • Zoom Teeth Whitening • Wisdom Teeth Surgery • Nitrous Oxide • Saturday & Evening Appointments Caring, Friendly American staff


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Priscilla’s Beauty, Barber & Spa Martinstraße 1 • 65189 Wiesbaden Tel: 0611-171 327 00 2 min from Hainerberg • Parking available  WE


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Next auction on: Sat., Sept. 20th 2014, 11am - 6pm Are you interested in previewing the items beforehand? You are welcome to come! Preview dates: Sun, Sep. 14: 12-3pm. | Mon - Thu, Sept. 15-18: 10am-6pm Fri. Sep. 19: closed for preparations There will be over 1,000 items, including classic cars, porcelain, paintings, clocks, sculptures, militaria, silver, jewels and gold, toys, varia etc.

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Antique 100 y.o. German china cabinet, matching dining table with 4 chairs. See photo on KA classifieds web page. Contact Eric and Mia at 063759949674., â&#x201A;Ź950,

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Belgium Oak Buffet - Circa 1920. Hand carved, with Brass Handles, Leaded Glass, and Inlaid Tiles. A beautiful addition to any home. Call Bill @ 0151-511-90027. German double bed from IKEA with 2 small bedside tables. Mattresses and slatted frame are not included. Great condition. For pick up only! Located in 67657 Kaiserslautern. Asking â&#x201A;Ź100. Call Jacky 0179 - 535 28 27 Pine wood wardrobe. Good condition. Massif construction. W: 263cm, D: 60cm, H: 225cm. Side and middle parts are 30mm thick. 2double leaf doors and 1 normal door. â&#x201A;Ź100 obo. Wardrobe is dismantled and can be picked up in Winnweiler. Pics are online at 063027556 after 6 pm or klaus.wuttke@

Sleeper Sofa, Queen size sleeper sofa, must pick up at LuxemAntique reproduction secretary bourg American Cemetery. desk. See photos on KA classi$50.00, or fieds web page. Contact Eric and (00352)26361883 Mia at 063759949674., â&#x201A;Ź120, Dresser pine wood, $70, or Beautiful roll top computer desk, 017622987498 â&#x201A;Ź3000, Originally built for Apple IIe (also available!). Front right opens to slide outcompartment Antique French armiore with mirfor printer or fax etc. 1,62 m wide, ror doors. Louis IV style. See pho92 cm deep, 1,30 m high. Contact to on KA classifieds web page. Eric and Mia at 015736124923 francuml@ya Contact 063759949674., â&#x201A;Ź800,

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Wooden bookshelf. See photo on KA classifieds web page. Contact Eric and Mia at 063759949674., $150,

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There have been reports of pets being sold from breeding facilities that are not managed at the highest professional standards. Please choose your pet carefully. Make sure you check the credentials of the people selling the pet, and get proper paperwork showing shots and/ or other proof of healthy condition. For further advice, consult your Veterinarian.

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Professional Services are offered by registered businesses as well as private people. To ensure a satisfactory service experience, please always ask for credentials and deny payments up front. For cleaning services, arrange for payments after a final walk-through and inspection of the clean house.

Psychotherapy & Coaching Evaluations and Reports Further info, see online ad Metal Dog Kennel, $100.00, ca or, 2 meters X 2 meters X 1.3 meters, galvanized metal, gate and roof, expandable, comes apart for shipping, must pick up at Luxembourg American Cemetery

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HAUS BELSBACH Kennel for dogs and cats

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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...

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...