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erald Union H Vol. XXII, No. 25

Wiesbaden: Our home in Germany

Exercise, exercise

USAG Wiesbaden, host nation, respond

Sept. 24, 2015

SMA Dailey visits USAG Wiesbaden By Shayna Brouker

U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Public Affairs Office

Sergeant Major of the Army, Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel A. Dailey, appointed in January, spoke to Wiesbaden’s Soldiers during a townhall Sept. 8 at the Tony Bass Auditorium. The Army’s top enlisted Soldier spoke about his and the new Chief of Staff Sgt. Maj. of the Army of the Army, Gen. Daniel A. Dailey Mark A. Milley’s, top priorities, including Soldier deployability, bolstering training for non-commissioned officers, drawing down the Army responsibly, maintaining trust with the American public, taking care of Soldiers and Families for life — and in particular, reassuring European partners. Dailey, who served as a specialist in Schweinfurt, Germany in the early 1990s, remarked how important the work Soldiers are doing in Germany is — “while you’re on the street in Germany or while you’re in uniform in Lithuania.” See ‘SMA’ on page 9

Garrison hosts 9/11 ceremony By Shayna Brouker

U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Public Affairs Office

Photo by Jacob Corbin

A fire rages in a car at the start of U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden’s 2015 full-scale exercise Sept. 18 on Clay Kaserne. The car was immolated to give garrison first responders an opportunity to practice their skills alongside their host nation counterparts. For more photos of the exercise, see page 16.

Inside Friendly match-up

Garrison beats city 5-2 in soccer. See page 4.

Prepping for disaster

Red Cross holds scavenger hunt. See page 6.

Members of the USAG Wiesbaden community and host nation partners gathered at Veterans Park Sept. 11 to commemorate the 14th anniversary of the day the towers fell and the world changed forever. Nearly 100 people, including the German Landeskommando Commander Brig. Gen. Eckart Klink and students from a local German middle school, attended the Observance Ceremony to honor, pray and remember. The U.S. Army Band played the German and U.S. national anthems, and the poem “The Towers Fell” by Galway Kinnell was read. See ‘9/11’ on page 9

Scotland’s history

Final part of a three part series on the country. See page 16.

Commentary Ask the commander

Editor’s note: Have something you’d like to share to fix this immediately. Response: We unwith the commander? Send an ICE comment or contact the Commander’s Hotline (click the Feedback link on derstand your frustration with the current the garrison home page). situation at the gym. Old PX suggestion Please understand that Christopher H. said: I’d like to make a suggestion everything possible is for the community overall. I think the idea of creating a being done to remedy “youth entertainment center” in the old PX area would the situation. be beneficial to our community overall. As it stands, the Specifically, a roller skating rink and game center equipment was moved for students — much like the current CYS but even yesterday and the weight Col. Mary Martin, U.S. bigger — would be a great addition and alleviate a room is now on the main Army Garrison Wieslot of the “hanging out” around the bowling alley. gym floor temporarily. baden commander Ramstein has a rink and it’s quite fun — contained, We ask for your continued patience while we sort physical exercise and a place for family parties. this process through and work on restoring the gym It would be a great use of the large space and might to its full-functioning glory. be a further draw for the movie theater and other Music at the fitness center related facilities. Gabriel V. said: Can you please play music in the Response: I would like to thank you for your sugbasketball court now that the gym equipment is there? gestion regarding the old PX. Unfortunately, at this We can’t listen to headphones in uniform and it’s real time an indoor skating rink will not be possible in the boring. I see huge speakers hanging from the ceiling. old PX since the area already has been designated for Please consider this request as it was a topic of discusprograms and services which must be moved from sion at work and 100 percent of my coworkers agree. closing installations, like Amelia Earhart and Mainz Response: Thank you for your comment. We have Kastel Station or are relocating from Clay Kaserne now started playing music in the main basketball due to space constraints. We will, however, consider an outdoor skating rink for Hainerberg in the future as funding becomes available. Off-post skating options can be found in the local community as well.

German Kantine

James E. said: Is there any update on the securing of a contract to re-open the German Kantine? Any information you could provide would be greatly appreciated. Response: Re-solicitation for a new canteen operator is a lengthy and sensitive process that will require several months to complete. In the meantime, the Strong Europe Cafe Dining Facility, Food Court, Little Italy, Sahin’s Grill next to the Shoppette, the Shoppette’s Hunt Brother’s Pizza and U’R Place all offer sit-down and to-go meals. Thank you for your patience.

court. I hope this helps keep you motivated at the gym.

Vehicles near clinic

Maria H. said: This is not the first time I have had vehicles crossing in front and behind me while in the crosswalk at the Health Clinic. This morning the vehicles were close and going very fast. I have reported this problem before and the issue becomes more dangerous as it becomes darker in the morning and afternoons. Please do not wait for a fatality before any corrective action is taken. Response: Thank you for your observations concerning the crosswalks in the vicinity of Bldg. 1201. We have recognized this intersection is problematic and have taken steps to correct and improve traffic design and functionality. There is a project specifically for this intersection at DPW slated for funding in FY16 that will improve the intersection as well as the road structure in all four directions. It is a function of law enforcement to correct speed violators and anything deemed as unsafe driving. If your personnel annotate the license number, DES has the capability to track and notify offenders as needed.

STEM Photo by Patrick Hoban

Col. Mary Martin, U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden commander, checks on the progress of a project during a visit to the Wiesbaden Teen Center’s STEM program. For more information about the STEM program, see page 12.

Fitness center

Erin A. said: This garrison needs a working gym. Soldiers are required to conduct physical training and should not have to pay out of pocket for access to training facilities. The gym has been down for far too long and exists as a single point of failure. Another two weeks, four weeks or six months is not acceptable. Garrison needs

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Command and newspaper staff USAG Wiesbaden Commander......................Col. Mary L. Martin USAG Wiesbaden CSM..........Command Sgt. Maj. Larry Addington Public Affairs Officer............................................Anemone Rueger Editor..................................................Jacob Corbin (mil 548-2002) Assistant Editor...............................Shayna Brouker (mil 548-2003)

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Commentary Army offers legal Domestic violence awareness education program is everyone’s responsibility U.S. Army Europe Office of the Judge Advocate General The Office of The Judge Advocate General is now accepting applications for the Army’s Funded Legal Education Program. Under this program, the Army projects sending up to 25 active duty commissioned officers to law school at government expense. Selected officers will attend law school beginning the fall of 2016 and will remain on active duty while attending law school. lnterested officers should review Army MILPER Message 15-013 and Chapter 14, AR 27-1 (The Judge Advocate General’s Funded Legal Education Program) to determine their eligibility. This program is open to commissioned officers in the rank of second lieutenant through captain. Applicants must have at least two, but not more than six, years of total active federal service at the time legal training begins. Eligibility is governed by statute (10 U.S.C. 2OO4) and is non-waivable. Eligible officers interested in applying should immediately register for the earliest offering of the Law School Admission Test. Applicants must send their request through command channels, to include the officer’s branch manager at AHRC, send the original application to the Office of The Judge Advocate General, ATTN: DAJA-PT (Yvonne Caron-Rm 28,517), 2200 Army Pentagon, Washington, D.C. 20310, to be received by November 2015. Submission of the application well in advance of the deadline is advised. lnterested officers should contact their local staff judge advocate for further information.

By Shelby Van Voris Special to the Herald Union

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Domestic violence impacts one in four women in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control, while it impacts one in seven men. Domestic Violence knows no bounds, no matter what rank/ grade, education level, job function, race or religion you are — it can impact you or your loved ones. The ACS Family Advocacy Program is hosting a variety of events around the garrison to promote Domestic Violence Awareness Month. These events are geared toward all service members, civilians and their Families. On Oct. 1 at 6:45 p.m., Army Community Service will hold a candlelight vigil on the lawn of the Clay Kaserne Chapel. The event is co-sponsored by the chaplains and Army Community Service. The candlelight vigil is a family-friendly, communitywide event, honoring victims of domes-

tic violence and building awareness around the world. A poem, proclamation and message of hope will be shared by the chaplains and the Garrison Commander. Light refreshments will be provided. The ScreamFree Marriage seminar will be hosted Oct. 7-8 at ACS from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the training room at Texasstrasse 57. The ScreamFree series seeks to improve communication between couples through positive communication methods, sans screaming. Free childcare is available but spots are limited to those who register through ACS and Child, Youth and School Services. Please call ACS at (0611) 143-548-9201 to reserve a spot as soon as possible. During the month, ACS will be handing out battery-operated candles to commands and management around the installation. This is the “light the way” initiative, encouraging awareness of Domestic Violence. The candle represents hope,

increasing the importance of resources available to USAG Wiesbaden. If you are a commander or supervisor and would like one in your unit space, please call ACS at (0611) 143-548-9201 to have your candle delivered by Victim Advocacy. On Oct. 8, ACS staff will be passing out domestic violence awareness pins and bracelets. We encourage community members to wear these throughout the month, showing your support for domestic violence victims and the resources available. Please take a moment this month to show support by wearing a pin or bracelet, participating in the candlelight vigil on Oct. 1 or call ACS to get your battery operated candle delivered to your unit. Preventing abuse is everyone’s business. Call, get help, learn more, speak up and reach out. Call the USAG Wiesbaden Domestic Violence Hotline at (0162) 297-5625.

Football, soccer, ‘The Beautiful Game’ By Paul “The Brit” Hughes AFN Wiesbaden

Often referred to as “The Beautiful Game,” it is a leveler of men and women from all walks of life. Working class to upper class, male or female, rich to poor, no matter your country, race or religion, it has brought the world together. The FIFA world cup is the biggest single event sporting competition in the world; up to 715 million people tune in to watch soccer being played by competing nations. Whilst it can be regarded as an emerging game in the U.S., soccer — or “football” — in Europe is the main sport. Europe hosts some of the biggest soccer competitions in the game ,including the most valuable domestic competitions such as the English Premier League or the German Bundesliga. While Americans and Germans share many similarities and traditions, they do not share many sports. One that we do is soccer and through this medium we have the opportunity to demonstrate our friendship. It started more than three months ago. Preparation up to three times a week, strengthening fitness, skills and tactical awareness, all for this one game where the Wiesbaden Garrison took on the City of Wiesbaden in an annual friendship soccer match. In its fifth year it was the first time the game had been played on Clay Kaserne using the new soccer facilities in Newman Village.

Photo by Jacob Corbin

Soccer players from the City of Wiesbaden and U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden faced-off in a friendly soccer match Sept. 10. For more about the game, see page 4. Nineteen of the best players from the garrison and goals scored, but at the end of the game everyone from all walks of life, including Soldiers, civilians, shakes hands with a smile — no matter where you contractors and local nationals brought with them an come from. Officers, enlisted Soldiers, Germans and inclusivity and mix of flavor, styles and contrast to Americans from every heritage, and even the Wiesbaden Lord Mayor, brought together for 70 minutes the team. by the most beautiful game. Although this was a friendly match, both sides came Child, Youth and School Services offers great to win. What followed was a fast-attacking game that programs for kids to get into soccer, I would highly was wide open for much of the 70 minutes played. recommend the programs, when they go back to the For me this typifies soccer: two competing teams go- U.S., they can play and join in a sport as inclusive as ing at it, fouls being committed, humiliations of skill the nation of the U.S. itself. .......................................................................... Sept. 24, 2015

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News and features News flash USAREUR extends benefits to samesex spouses in Germany

Garrison beats City of Wiesbaden 5-2 in friendship soccer match

Effective Sept. 9, 2015, U.S. Army Europe is authorized to issue Status of Forces Agreement credentials and command sponsorship authorizations — including overseas benefits, entitlements and allowances — to eligible same-sex spouses assigned to or on orders to Germany. The change is in accordance with USAREUR Message #1509028. Contact your servicing military or civilian personnel office for more information.

ACP drop arm safety notice

There continues to be a problem with vehicles striking the drop arms, or the drop arms striking vehicles, at the Clay Kaserne Access Control Point. These incidents are avoidable and only happen because either the driver fails to stop for the red light at the drop arm, or because the driver is speeding through the ACP and fails to stop for the red light at the drop arm. The drop arms are programmed so that the traffic light will turn red before the drop arm starts moving. Once the light turns red the cycle cannot be interrupted and the drop arm will go down, regardless if there is a vehicle in the way. The drop arm cycle will not start if the light is green and vehicles are continuously passing over the sensor. The two most common causes of these incidents are either drivers not paying attention and continuing through the ACP once the light has turned red, or personnel driving through the ACP in excess of the 30 kph posted speed limit who do not have time to react to the red light and drop arm. If you do happen to hit the drop arm with your vehicle or the drop arm hits your vehicle, this is a traffic accident and Army in Europe Regulation 190-1 requires you to immediately notify the military police. Failure to do so and leaving the scene could result in being titled with Fleeing the Scene of a Traffic Accident.

Employee Wellness and Civilian Fitness Program start

The USAG Wiesbaden Employee Wellness and Civilian Fitness Program for garrison employees kicked off Sept. 9, and enrollments are accepted through September. This Department of the Armyapproved program enables full-time civilian employees to engage in regular program of exercise and other positive health habits. Supervisors may approve up to three one-hour wellness/fitness sessions each week during normal work hours for a consecutive six-month period of time. This program is a once-in-a-career opportunity. Contact Master Sgt. Sikiru Towolawi at mil 548-3039 or Workforce Development officer Christopher Arthur Christopher at mil 548-1002.

Army Family Action Plan conference

Be an agent of change and submit your issues to help USAG Wiesbaden progress no later than Oct. 1 at under Helpful Links. Volunteers are also needed for the conference Oct. 15-16. Contact Army Community Service at (0611) 143-548-9201/9202.

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Photo by Jacob Corbin

The U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden soccer team raises their trophy in celebration after defeating the City of Wiesbaden 5-2 in a friendship match Sept. 10 at the Newman Village soccer field. By Jacob Corbin

U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Public Affairs Office

Two teams faced off in a soccer match Sept. 10, and while one emerged victorious, both teams won something more — friendship. The U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden soccer team beat their counterparts from the City of Wiesbaden 5-2 after an intense game. “It is a pleasure to have Lord Mayor [Sven] Gerich and the team from Wiesbaden here tonight for a fun game,” said Garrison Commander Col. Mary Martin. The city led the first half, with the garrison team storming back and taking the lead in the second. “I was happy with the result and the performance in the second half,” said Assistance Coach Paul Hughes, who led the team in Coach Sean Miller’s absence (due to a TDY). “However, in the first half you could tell that our inexperience as a team was going to cause us problems — which it did immediately — resulting in two quick goals from the Germans.” Hughes said substitutions were key to the teams victory in the second half, giving each team member the chance to rest that they needed. “What was telling in the second half was our pace and our fitness, this meant that every substitute that came on was a fresh breath and took the game to the opponent,” Hughes said. “Three of the goals came from immediate impacts made by substitutes, a testament to their determination.” Hughes also said the team’s prior preparation, and work by Miller, were extremely important to their victory. “The team ethic created by Sean was good in managing players’ expectations about how we were

Photo by Jacob Corbin

A member of the City of Wiesbaden soccer team dodges past a USAG Wiesbaden soccer team member Sept. 10. expecting the team to play and how the Germans would likely play against us,” Hughes said. “It boils down to that preparation. We had been training up to three times a week for nearly three months for this game. Tactical drills, fitness, coordination and hard work paid off with a strong result that I believe we can repeat year on year.”

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News and features Host(ess) with the most

Garrison Command Sgt. Maj. Larry Addington visited housing award winners to personally thank residents for keeping well-maintained homes Sept. 10. Clockwise from top left: Shawn and Capt. Ed Wright in Newman Village; the Escobedos on Clay Kaserne; Chief Warrant Officer 2 Timothy Locke and Susan Locke (and Geri Winkler) on Hainerberg; and Natalya Arhin, Caity Meinke, Lilia Ceban and Amy Cameron in Aukamm. Sgt. Anthony Kozleuchar won in Crestview (not pictured). Photos by Shayna Brouker

Overseas Living Survey Troops, Family members can voice opinions

U.S. Army Europe Public Affairs Office U.S. Army Europe Soldiers stationed in Germany will soon be asked, via e-mail, to participate in the 2015 Cost of Living Allowance Living Pattern Survey. The survey will be open Oct. 1-31 and is used to track the shopping patterns of uniformed service members and their family members stationed overseas. The data collected will assist in the determination of COLA paid to members in their country of assignment. The survey is only for service members stationed in Ansbach, Garmisch, Geilenkirchen, Vilseck/Grafenwoehr, Hohenfels, Kalkar, Spangdahlem, Stuttgart, Wiesbaden, Pfullendorf and Kaiserslautern/Ramstein. The survey asks military members and their families to identify local economy outlets where they normally shop for food items, clothing and other goods and services, such as restaurant meals, hair care products/services, auto repair, etc. It also asks how much of their shopping is done on the local economy, and how much is done at the Commissary, Exchange, or on the internet. “The more participation we get means a more

accurate picture of how members are using the local economy,” said Randall Ries, Germany country allowance coordinator. Every three years this survey is conducted to determine the local economy outlets where military families shop. Then the prices of 120 goods and services are collected from outlets identified by service members during the Living Pattern Survey. The Defense Travel Management Office compare the prices in Germany to those in the U.S. and then calculates the Cost of Living Index, which established the country’s COLA per rate location. Service members living elsewhere in Europe can expect to take a living pattern survey in the coming months: Turkey, January 2016; United Kingdom, January 2016; Italy, February 2016; Greece, April 2016; Hungary, April 2016; Portugal, December 2016; Belgium, May 2017; Netherlands, May 2017 For more information on the survey, service members and their family members are encouraged to contact their personnel office or Randall Ries at mil 537-1073. The link to the survey will be available Oct. 1 at: news/2012/09252012_COLA_survey.html .......................................................................... Sept. 24, 2015

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Prepping for disaster: Red Cross holds event

Chief Warrant Officer 2 Tim Hall and his daughter Kairi dance with AFN Wiesbaden’s The Eagle at the Wiesbaden Red Cross Station’s Race Against Disaster scavenger hunt Sept. 19 on Clay Kaserne.

Stephanie (left) and Capt. Justin Howard pack a disaster preparedness kit during the Wiesbaden Red Cross Station’s Race Against Disaster scavenger hunt Sept. 19 on Clay Kaserne. The Howards went on to take first place in the event which focused on teaching particpants how to prepare for the worst while having fun. and recover from disasters is a large Story and photos by focus of the American Red Cross, we Jacob Corbin U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden wanted to recognize National PreparedPublic Affairs Office ness Month with an event that would When faced with a disaster there are teach members of our community how lots of things people need to know, from to prepare for emergencies in a fun and what supplies to have on hand, to per- interactive way,” said Meagan Elam, the forming CPR or even putting out a fire. Wiesbaden Red Cross Station Disaster To teach, and test, these skills as Lead. “We also wanted to introduce the part of National Preparedness Month community to the wealth of resources this September, the Wiesbaden Red available to them to help their families Cross Station held a Race Against Di- better prepare for disaster.” saster scavenger hunt Sept. 19 on Clay Teams ranging from a married duo Kaserne. to a family of five competed in a timed “Since helping people prepare for hunt across the kaserne. Each team was

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given clues and a passport book they needed stamped at each station as they raced from location to location. “Our inspiration was the TV show ‘Amazing Race,’” said Station Manager Bethany Haworth, who had held a similar event at U.S. Army Garrison Casey in South Korea in 2014. “While we can’t necessarily travel to different countries to learn about disasters, we can bring them to the community.” Participants learned all the abovementioned skills, as well as a host of others, at 13 stations across post. In the end, Capt. Justin Howard and his wife Stephanie Howard were victorious, with a blazing fast time of one hour thirty minutes and twenty seconds. “This was a wonderful event,” said Stephanie. “A lot of volunteer hours from the Red Cross went into this, and it ended up a lot of fun and well thought out. We love the ‘Amazing Race,’ so it was great to do this!” Haworth said the event went extremely well, with lots of great feedback, like Stephanie’s, from other participants. “Many [participants] said the event exceeded their expectations,” Haworth

said. “One couple also said it was a great bonding time for the two of them.” In addition to the numerous volunteers, multiples agencies supported the event according to Haworth. “We had fantastic support from several different agencies in the community for putting together the [event],” Haworth said. “Many partner organizations hosted a station in the race, and their station focused on what the agency could do to help community members prepare for disasters. Agencies ranged from Community Bank and Andrews Federal Credit Union focusing on financial preparedness, to the on-post Veterinary Clinic focusing on how to make sure you pets are prepared for disaster. We also had support from AAFES, the commissary and WebCo, that donated prizes for our winning teams, and the USO that donated the food for our BBQ that followed the race and a trip voucher for first prize. A full list of organizations that participated were: DPTMS, DES, DHR, Andrews Federal Credit Union, Community Bank, USO, AFN, ACS, EFMP, Vet Clinic, BOSS, Legal Assistance and the Health Clinic.”

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Community notes Movie theater

The Taunus Theater construction has been delayed through November to replace seating and the catwalk above the ceiling. The Tony Bass Theater is still showing movies. Visit www.shopmyexchange. com for movie times.

Retiree Appreciation Day

The garrison hosts an Army in Europe Retiree Appreciation Day Oct. 8 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Community Activity Center. Agency subject matter experts will be on site to provide assistance with pay inquiries, customs, postal service, military ID cards and additional service. For more information contact Jodi Motszko at civ (0611) 143-548-1614 or

Free fun with BOSS

Wiesbaden’s Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers features free movie night Mondays at 6 p.m. for unaccompanied and single Soldiers at the Warrior Zone on Clay Kaserne. Sept. 24 from 6-9 p.m. is a free Italian dinner hosted by the USO. Call civ (0611) 143-548-9815 or stop by the Warrior Zone for more information.

Community Information Exchange

The next CIE will be held Sept. 30 from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the Community Activity Center (Little Italy). The community is welcome to attend or follow along on the “Garrison Wiesbaden” Facebook page. See slides at CIB/CIB.pdf.

New Thrift Store hours

Starting in October, the Wiesbaden Community Spouses Club Thrift Store on Mainz Kastel Storage Station will be open from noon to 7 p.m. on Thursdays. This change will be a temporary test of the new hours until November. Fall and winter consignments are welcome starting Sept. 15. For more information, contact Pamela Bartelle at civ (06134) 188-838, email or visit “WCSC Thrift Shop” on


Chapel happenings

Wednesday Night Alive at Hainerberg Chapel started Sept. 16 with dinner and discipleship. Dinner served at 5:30 p.m. and the class will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Classes offered are kindergarten through second grade, third through fifth grade, teens, adult study and women’s study. Watch care is available for children younger than five. RSVP at mil 584-5170 or civ (0611) 143-548-5170.

Magic the Gathering

The Wiesbaden MTG Playgroup holds Friday Night Magic starting at 6:45 p.m. at the Wiesbaden Entertainment Center in a variety of formats. Check out groups/USAGWMTG/ for more information.

small 2.5-inch round photo of a favorite memory. The cost of the event is $8. To register in advance, email The first 110 girls to register for the event will receive an “Inside Out” goodie bag.

ACS offerings

Army Community Services offers Food for Financial Thought classes Sept. 16 through Oct. 28 at the DFAC Conference Room on Clay Kaserne; Budget Sept. 30; TSP Oct. 14; and Staying Out of Debt Oct. 28. Family Readiness Group training is Sept. 29, with FRG Key Caller training from 10-11:30 a.m. and Treasurer training from 12-2 p.m. FRG Leader training is Sept. 30 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Scream-free Marriage classes are offered Oct. 7-8. For more classes and more information, stop by ACS on Hainerberg or call mil 548-9830 or civ (0611) 143-548-9830.

Soldier for Life Oktoberfest Open House

Soldier for Life-Transition Assistance Program will host an open house Oct. 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to orient and provide awareness of transition services and information to service members and their Families. The event will take place at the Soldier for Life center, Bldg. 1023E on Clay Kaserne. Resume classes, finance planning, Veterans Affairs benefits, higher education and entrepreneur. Soldiers and

their Families can learn how to access higher education while meeting school representatives dressed in traditional Oktobertfest attire. Bavarian-inspired snacks will be offered as well as the chance to win door prizes. For more information call SFL-TAP at mil 548-1304 or civ (0611) 143-548-1304.

Cub Scouts welcome you

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 pack65wiesbaden@ for more information about Scouting opportunities with Pack 65.

Red Cross classes

Red Cross Wiesbaden offers Standard Adult and Pediatric Frist Aid/CPR/AED course Oct. 3 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The cost is $55. For more information, visit “American Red Cross Wiesbaden” on Facebook, call mil 548-1760 or civ (0611) 143548-1760 or email wiesbaden@

Customer Appreciation Day

FMWR hosts a Customer Appreciation Day Sept. 30 from 2-5 p.m. at the Wiesbaden Entertainment Center. There will be food, crafts and more.

Girl Scouts “Inside Out” project

The Girl Scouts of Wiesbaden host a Silver Award project open to all girls in the community, focusing on emotions, transition and coping skills Oct. 4 at the Tony Bass Multi-purpose Center at 1 p.m. There will be guest speakers, crafts, activities, followed by a showing of the movie “Inside Out” at 4 p.m. Parents and siblings are invited to attend the movie by purchasing tickets at the door after girls attending the event have entered the theater. There will be snacks, raffle prizes, books and pamphlets and special “Inside Out” patches for $2 for the first 100 girls. Attendees are asked to bring a white t-shirt and a .......................................................................... Sept. 24, 2015

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News and features 5th Signal Command trains with dragons

Photos by Master Sgt. Christina Ilarraza

Photo left: Dragon boat coach Lucio Drovandi steers a dragon boat full of 5th Signal Command Soldiers during an early morning PT session Sept. 11 on the Schierstein Harbor. The practice was a unique opportunity to PT on the water. Photo above: Members of 5th Signal Command row a dragon boat as part of PT Sept. 11.

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The Island Dancers, made up of USAG Wiesbaden community members, perform a traditional Hawaiian dance in front of an enthusiastic crowd at the International Summer Fest in downtown Wiesbaden Sept. 12. The festival featured food, music and dancing from countries around the world.

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“It’s amazing what’s going on here. I don’t have to tell you how complex it is,” he said. “It’s one of the first things we talk about at the Pentagon every morning.” He also addressed some of the initiatives on the horizon, such as ensuring more certificates and licenses cross over between the military and civilian sectors through the future Army University, ensuring more Soldiers exiting service have smoother transitions to civilian life. He aims to get more courses at the Sergeant Major Academy to earn master’s degree accreditation, and noted the U.S. Army has the most trained and educated enlisted force in the world, even among sister services. He touched on the drawdown, which will see the Army shrink from 490,000 to 450,000 Soldiers in the next few years via standards-based quality assessments. “It will erode trust in our ranks if we tell the wrong Soldier to go home,” he said. But above all, he wants Soldiers to take care of their own and embody the ideal of being a “Soldier for Life” — a “billboard” — to combat the perception among the American public that Soldiers are low-skilled. “Not everyone in America likes a Soldier, but they know in their heart they need a Soldier,” he said. “It’s your job to project that presence every day.”

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Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey speaks to Soldiers at the Tony Bass Auditorium Sept. 8. “We have to take care of Soldiers every day until in the world.” the day they leave,” he said. “That happened to Spc. The stop was part of Dailey’s tour of the USAREUR Dailey in 1992 in Schweinfurt. Someone else saw theater. Dailey took questions from several of the 250 potential in me. You could fire me, you could kick me Soldiers in attendance, ranging from questions about out and I’ll still say this is the greatest organization maternity leave for Soldiers to the promotion process.

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“We realized we were no longer invincible to everyone, and everyone else knew it,” recalled Garrison Commander Col. Mary Martin, who was the keynote speaker. “But we are resilient. We pulled together to forge an unbreakable bond.” Martin took time to message the Strong Europe ethos as a reminder that “freedom isn’t free.” “Bad things happen but we’re ready to combat them together,” she said. “We’re excited to have Gen. Klink here to show our strong partnership with Germany.”

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Sports and leisure Sports shorts Fitness Center closed Sept. 26-27

The Wiesbaden Fitness Center will be closed Sept. 26-27 while the staff moves workout equipment to the Functional Fitness Annex, adjacent to the Strong Europe Cafe Dining Facility. The annex will open Sept. 28 with the same hours as the fitness center (Mondays to Thursdays 5 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturdays, Sundays and training holidays 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.). The fitness center will also reopen Sept. 28 while work continues in the closed-off area where contractors are working to repair that portion of the facility impacted by a massive water leak.

USAG Wiesbaden takes part in city’s 25-Hour Run

Youth bowling league

The Wiesbaden Youth Bowling League is open to youths ages 5 to 20 and practices every Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Wiesbaden Entertainment Center. Members can bowl in league competition and receive coaching from a bronzelevel training bowling instructor at no additional cost. The first day of bowling is Sept. 12 and the season runs through April 2016. This league is United States Bowling Congress-sanctioned and all members receive a bowling shirt. All youths have a chance to win scholarship money that they will be able to use when they go to college. There is a one-time registration fee of $18 and $8 per week, which includes three games, rental shoes and instruction. For more information, contact Danny Berardi at mil 565-2021 or email danny.c.berardi.

Free yoga and Zumba at ACS

Army Community Service offers free yoga classes every Tuesday at noon at the ACS cafeteria and free Zumba classes Monday and Wednesday at 9 a.m.; Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m.; and Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:30 a.m.

Boot camp

FMWR offers Boot Camp Oct. 19 through Nov. 24 Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. People of all levels of fitness are welcome to participate, and classes will feature an hour of intense cardiovascular endurance mixed with muscle-building exercises. The classes consist of six weeks of completely different sessions. One week will focus on cardio, one on musclebuilding and all six will focus on core. The cost is $120. Contact FMWR at (0611) 143-548-9830 for more information or stop at the Clay Kaserne Fitness Center.

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Runners take off at the start of the annual 25-Hour Run in the Wiesbaden Kurpark Sept. 12. Members of the USAG Wiesbaden community fielded one sport team — the Road Hazards, who managed 238 laps — and four fun teams. The Wiesbaden military community’s top fun team was Fast As the Wind, putting in 300 laps to claim 46th place out of the 63 fun teams. Americans Chris (with 5th Signal Command) and Donielle (with Andrews Federal Credit Union) Wolfe both ran the entire 25 hours on their own — Chris finishing 128 laps and Donielle 126 laps. A lap around the Kurpark is just short of a kilometer. Photo by Karl Weisel

Runners take part in the 25-Hour Run in the Wiesbaden Kurpark Sept. 12. The event raises money to promote athletics.

5k Zombie Run

FMWR hosts a free 5k Zombie Run/Walk at Clay Kaserne Oct. 31 from 9-11 a.m. Come in costume to match the volunteers dressed in the spirit of Halloween. Register the day of the race from 7-8:30 a.m. for the chance to pick up a free commemorative t-shirt while supplies last.

Fitness Center dress code

Patrons of the Wiesbaden Fitness Center should be aware there is a dress code. For example, ACUs are permitted only during lunch hours from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., shorts should be longer than finger tip-length when arms are straight alongside the body, and exposed midriffs are prohibited. For details, visit the FMWR website at http:// and search “dress code.”

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Sports and leisure Double the fun More than 40 hard-charging athletes turned out for the Wiesbaden Duathlon Sept. 19, despite a wet, gray sky. After running 10 miles and biking 20 miles, Richard Gifaldi was the first across the finish line in two hours, eight minutes and 57 seconds. Eddie Johnson was second in 2:14:26 and James Snyder was third in 2:15:18.

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Wiesbaden Harvest Festival

Visitors can buy fruits and vegetables at a farmers’ market Sept. 26-27 on the green part of the Warmer Damm on Wilhelmstrasse at which producers of agricultural goods and associations will be presenting themselves, and exhibiting andselling fresh produce from the fields and the garden. In addition to musical entertainment, useful information about agriculture and crafts will be offered. Visit for more information.

Pumpkin festival

From the the world’s largest pot of pumpkin soup to the biggest gourds around, pumpkin lovers can see and taste it all at the Kuerbis Austellung in Ludwigsburg Sept. 26-27 and Oct. 4 near Stuttgart; admission is 8.50 euro for adults and 4.20 for children between 4 and 15 as well as students with a valid ID. Visit for more information.

Frankfurt on Foot tours

Discover Frankfurt on foot with tours in English led by a military vet-

Things to do row and spend a few hours wandering through the orchard. In September Appel Happel is open every day. The Mainzer Apfelfest is Sept. 26-27 with pony rides, games, a bouncy castle, music and of course, apples. The website is www.

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Spectacular pumpkin arrangements are one of the highlights at Ludwigsburg Pumpkin Festival.

eran. Military discounts are offered 365 days of the year. The tour meets every day and lasts three to four hours. Visit for more information.

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Come celebrate fall and pick some fresh fruits, apples, grab a wheelbar-

Wiesbaden’s Buddhism Center offers a thorough introduction to the philosophy and strategy of meditating as well as Buddhism itself in English, Sept. 30 at 7 p.m. Join an interesting and mind-opening journey to a place inside your own self with the help of a professional instructor who will be guiding you the entire time. Visit www. for more information in German. Admission is free, donations are welcome.

USO adventures

The Rhein-Main USO offers trips to the Black Forest Sept. 26, Auerbach Castle Knights’ Banquet & Tourna-

ment Sept. 26, Riesling Route Sept. 27, Oktoberfest Munich Express: Closing Weekend Oct. 3, Natur Pur: Hattenheim Wine Walk Oct. 3, Tongeren & Antique Market Oct. 4, Berlin Overnight Tour Oct. 10-12, Cologne by Train Oct. 10 and Poland: Pottery & Sight Seeing Oct. 17-19. Stop by a USO or visit rheinmain for more information.

FMWR trips and tours

Wiesbaden Outdoor Recreation offers trips to Oktoberfest, Munich Overnight and Neuschwanstein Castle tour Sept. 19-20, Amsterdam Biking and Nightlife Tour Sept. 26-27, Tropical Island Galaxy Sept. 26-27, NFL London-Miami Dolphins & New York Jets Oct. 2-5, Oktoberfest Express Oct.3, Paris Express Oct. 17-18, Denmark’s Capital: Copenhagen Oct. 23-25, Brussels Express Oct. 31, London Overnight Nov. 6-8, Krakow, Poland Nov. 11-15, Venice Pre-Holiday Shopping and Sightseeing Nov. 13-15 and Prague Overnight Nov. 21-22. Call civ (0611) 143-5489801 for more information. ......................................................................... Sept. 24, 2015

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Schools page — Partners in education

CYS, WMS team up in STEM thanks to grant it — also to get kids interested in other things that they might not otherwise be exposed to in school.” In addition to aviation/astronomy, Wiesbaden Middle School students students are exploring aspects of are leaving the classroom to explore automotive engineering and the medical different aspects of Science, Technology, profession, said Richburg, a former Engineering and Mathematics, thanks to teacher with a master’s degree in a $10,000 grant from the Installation educational technology who devised Management Command. the Career Education Exploration Seventh-graders recently built and curriculum for the CYSS My STEM tested model airplanes, using their Future Program at the Teen Center. math skills while constructing and “The biggest thing about the STEM testing the aircraft, in the semesterworld is that in the future there will not be long collaborative effort between the enough Americans to fill STEM jobs,” school and Wiesbaden’s Child, Youth Richburg said. “We want to show these and School Services. students that STEM is fun and relevant “The focus of the grant was on the to their lives.” STEM program,” said Kristi Richburg, “IMCOM came to us and said ‘we technology laboratory program associate want to develop some synergistic with the Wiesbaden Teen Center. “It’s partnerships between the schools and important that we continue that spirit the Teen Centers,’” said Peter Witmer, of exploring and fun that students U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden school experience liaison officer. d u r i n g “It’s important that we conWith the goal of elementary tinue that spirit of exploring exciting students school in and fun that students expe- about the STEM the middle rience during elementary fields, CYSS and school school in the middle school school officials years.” worked together years.” “It’s to devise a diverse something program showcasing several potential to augment what they learn in school,” careers which garnered financial support said Carlos Tana, a child and youth from IMCOM. program assistant, “giving them another “We partner with the middle school avenue for exposure and learning to do a variety of projects,” said Aaron about careers in science, technology, Chapuis, CYSS youth program director. engineering and math. … If you awaken As part of the collaborative effort, that interest, some of them will find out students will visit the Frankfurt an early age that they have an aptitude for International Airport, Landstuhl By Karl Weisel

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Carlos Tana (right) measures the distance of a plane’s flight during the STEM session at the Wiesbaden Teen Center. Regional Medical Center and one they’ll have a stronger feeling for it,” other similar STEM-related business said fellow Wiesbaden Middle School or organization. language arts teacher Jim Dilfer. “This “Kristi wrote all of the lesson is the age to reach them. I think it’s a plants to tie in with what great thing — getting them interested the middle school is with hands-on activities. The kids are teaching,” said Chapuis. going to learn a lot.” “It’s fun,” said seventh-grader “This is more evidence of the great partnership Jazmine Ford. “I appreciate the between CYSS and the interaction between the youth center schools.” and the school. A side benefit of the project is “ I t h i n k i t ’s a great project,” said introducing youths to the many CYSS T h o m a s D a v i s , a programs and opportunities available Wi e s b a d e n M i d d l e to them outside of school. School social studies “A lot of the seventh-graders and Spanish teacher, haven’t been in here (the Wiesbaden who accompanied his Teen Center) before,” said Richburg, seventh-graders to the explaining that the STEM effort also Teen Center. “I’m so glad introduces them to CYSS and Parent that the base offers all Central Services. these opportunities for Witmer thanked the many volunteers the kids. This is really a throughout the STEM world, such tight-knit community.” as experts from the European Space Photo by Karl Weisel “I think it’s going Agency, who serve as mentors and Kristi Richburg, technology laboratory program associate with Wiesbaden Child, Youth to develop interest in presenters. “It’s a huge collaboration,” and School Services, helps youths plan and construct their aircraft at the Wiesbaden STEM and aviation — he said. Teen Center.

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News and features Running and gunning championship brings nations to Canada Story and photo by Master Sgt. Michel Sauret Special to the Herald Union

As he grabbed the ammo can, he hoisted it with ease. “Oh, it’s not that heavy,” Staff Sgt. Jason Godel said with relief. His rifle slung across his back and his pistol holstered above his hip as he moved. But as he took a few more steps, the eight days of running and gunning suddenly caught up to him. “Wait a minute. Now it’s getting heavy,” he said. “Put it on your shoulder,” said Chief Warrant Officer Two Andy Knote. “Don’t cramp up your fingers carrying it by the handle. We’ve still got pistol to shoot.” They each carried a can along 600 meters of gravel. Not a huge distance, but already they had traveled 5.6 kilometers while carrying 10-gallon jerry cans, dragged a 75-kilogram dummy across 100 meters of grass, and shot various targets and plates between runs. The dummy itself was so dislocated and awkward that Knote doubled it in half while trying to grab hold of it. For a moment, he looked more like he was pile-driving the dummy into the ground, rather than trying to rescue it. Finally, after 7.4 kilometers of distance, which included three rifle lanes, two pistol lanes and a lot of rock-and-roll and country singing from Knote to stay motivated, the two Soldiers crossed the finish line in a sprint. Covered in sweat, they peeled off their vests and helmets, and chugged liquids to cool off. “The hardest part is the mental game. It’s telling yourself that this is going to suck, but it’s going to suck only for so long, so you just keep on going,” said Knote after catching his breath. This event, called the Rifle Military Biathlon, was just one of more than 30 combat-style matches in the 2015 Canadian Armed Forces Small Arms Concentration, or CAFSAC. Knote and Godel are members of an eight-man International Combat Team from the U.S. Army Reserve competing in this year’s international championship, held in Ottawa each year. The Canadian Armed Forces hosted the matches and invited multiple allied military teams to compete from around the world. This year, more than 250 Soldiers from Canada, Britain and the United States formed approximately 20 teams to see how they stack up against worldwide competition. Other international combat events are also held each year in Arkansas, Africa, Australia and England. “Every few months, there’s another world championship and the best military combat shooters come and compete there. So you’re testing yourself against the best,” said Master Sgt. Lance Espinosa, U.S. Army Reserve combat shooter from Skandia, located in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. However, competitors said this Canadian championship was more physical than some others. All of the matches here incorporated running or military movement before engaging targets. For most of the traditional combat rifle matches, Soldiers ran 100 meters from one berm to the next and shot targets either standing, kneeling or in the prone depending on the scenario. The competition was held at the Connaught Ranges, with nearly 180 total pistol and rifle lanes combined. The rifle ranges go as far back as 900 meters, and the Canadian atmosphere often creates mirages that pose a challenge to its shooters. Plus there are crosswinds

U.S. Army Reserve International Combat Team competitors run 100 meters to the next firing berm alongside British and Canadian soldiers during a Rifle International Match as part of the 2015 Canadian Armed Forces Small Arms Concentration at the Connaught Range outside of Ottawa, Canada, Sept. 15, 2015. that make it seem like air is moving one way instead oriented. of the other. All of these factors add to the mental “Oh my goodness. Can I please breathe,” joked stress Soldiers endure when trying to hit targets 500 Espinosa about all the running they had to do from meters away. berm to berm to engage targets. During matches, rifle engagements varied from Espinosa is half Canadian himself, so he felt right at ‘deliberate’ (shooting 10 rounds in 60 seconds), to home competing among his “neighbors to the North.” snaps (targets popping up) and movers (targets moving He actually likes to remind people that because he horizontally across the berm). Overall, the competi- lives in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, he had to tion included day and night fire with rifles, pistols and drive South from where he lives to come to Ottawa. light machine guns. Yet, coming to one of these championships is By the end of each day, competitors hung their not like going to a typical Army qualification range. uniforms and battle gear on fences or their vehicles Soldiers performed a tremendous amount of training to dry off and air out the smell of sweat. — both physical and marksmanship — leading up to “The international combat matches, in my estimate, this. Espinosa himself lost 15 pounds before coming are the closest thing we can come to a combat shoot- here to get in shape. Knote talked about the thousands ing environment without actually being shot at,” said of dry fire repetitions he practiced at home aiming his Knote, who lives in North Chicago. rifle at a piece of paper with a dot on the wall. “Too often we say, ‘Well, it worked in combat.’ But “You know what? The enemy is training to kill I say, when you have a fire team on line with full battle us, so we have to train to kill them. By becoming load engaging a couple of targets, who knows who is complacent and not training, we are putting our own actually [shooting well]? This actually measures the brothers and sisters in danger, because I’m not only individual marksman’s competence,” he said. responsible for myself. I’m responsible for my guys Later in the competition, each shooter went through around me, too,” said Godel, who lives in San Antonio three dynamic pistol ranges, where they cleared rooms and is also a trainer with the 91st Training Division. killing enemy targets while avoiding hitting hostages. Godel and his team members are quick to remind Each of those lanes was run with live rounds in con- fellow Soldiers that marksmanship is a perishable skill. fined, tight environments. The lanes were timed, with It fades away if not practiced correctly and consistently. penalized seconds for targets missed or hostages hit. And there is no magic bullet to the craft. “Before 2009, the style of these matches was very “Years ago, I asked a friend of mine, who was a gentleman-like,” said Capt. Sean Gagnon, infantry very good combat rifle and pistol shooter ... ‘What is officer for the Canadian army and the main range the secret to this? Where do you get the magic dust to officer for CAFSAC. sprinkle on yourself and the unicorn blood, or whatever Gagnon has been involved with CAFSAC for more it is that (makes you good)?’ And he said, ‘There is than 27 years between competing in it and actually no secret. It’s just the fundamentals.’ ... And he was absolutely right. There is no secret pill. There is no organizing it. “[Back then], it was very belly-oriented in nature, magic potion. No spell you can cast on yourself. It’s and it was very slow paced. You’d spend a lot of time just simply training and applying the fundamentals of shooting from your belly [in the prone]. It was more marksmanship to every shot.” Universally, that seems to be the answer to more of a gentleman’s sport, like a round of golf,” he said. But six years ago, it all changed. Top Canadian than shooting rifles. Every Soldiering skill requires officials wanted to get more bang for their buck. training, repetition and constant practice. Every sucThey told Gagnon and his team: “Either reinvent the cessful outcome is achieved through hard work and a focus on performance. It doesn’t matter whether matches, modernize them or lose them.” The style became a lot more physical and combat Soldiers train in Canada, Britain or back home. .........................................................................Sept. 24, 2015

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For your health Warriors receive therapy through service dog training program By Sgt. 1st Class Jon Cupp Naval Support Activity

Wounded, ill, and injured warriors seeking to treat many of the unseen symptoms of stress have an internship at their disposal designed to help them face those challenges through interaction with a few eager canine companions. The Walter Reed Wounded Warrior Service Dog Training Program, or WWSDTP, internship provides therapy while allowing military service members on Naval Support Activity Bethesda, or NSAB, and Fort Belvoir, Virginia, to train dogs, which will later be given to other disabled warriors. “What’s unique about the service dog training program is that we work with clinicians here from occupational therapists to recreational therapists and social workers to set goals with the service members. The goals will help them, as they train the service dogs, to eventually transition back to the civilian world,” said Carolyn Ford, a service dog training instructor for the program, who hails from Lawrence, Massachusetts. “Some of the specific goals that we help them with include socialization, emotional regulation and reduction of isolation, because a lot of times [wounded warriors] will go to appointments and then go back to their rooms, isolating themselves, so we want to get them out and get them active,” Ford said. “The program can help people, who have trauma, depression, anxiety and stress [among other conditions],” said Col. Matthew St. Laurent, chief of occupational therapy/department of rehabilitation for the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, and a Portsmouth, New Hampshire native, who oversees the program. “We all know that through the human-animal bond there is an endocrine hormonal production going on called oxytocin which is a ‘feel good’ hormone,” St. Laurent said. “So training a service dog can help someone, who may be going through PTSD or depression. We know that it relaxes them and calms their nerves.” Military service members are recommended for the program by people on their care team to include nurse case managers, primary care managers, occupational therapists, recreational therapists, or social workers among others. Once they are accepted into the program, the service member goes to work with service dog trainers during train-the-trainer sessions. For the first sessions, the service members spend time developing a bond with the dogs they’re training. Over the course of the program, participants learn how to groom the animals, brush their teeth, clip their nails, check for any possible health issues, train the dogs to ignore distractions and teach the dogs various tasks that will allow them to assist veterans who have physical disabilities. Service dogs learn as many as 90 tasks during the training to include picking up dropped keys, retrieving things from the refrigerator, helping people undress, open doors and turn off light switches among a host of other duties. One of the biggest aspects of therapy with regard to training the dogs on commands involves emotional regulation, a complex process, which includes the

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ability to regulate one’s state or behavior, said Emily Mittelman, a clinical service dog instructor for the program whose family hails from Ambler, Pennsylvania. “There’s more to the program than just the socialization piece, the participant in the program can learn emotional regulation by being able to shift their voice to do the correct tones for commands or praise,” Mittelman said. “They are essentially re-training the way they think about talking to people and dogs.” The emotional regulation, which can help ease stress and depression through mood adjustment, has been compared to giving commands to the dogs in the strong intonation of someone like actor and former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger but then giving praise in a lighter, happy sounding intonation like that of Mickey Mouse. The program utilizes a positive tone as the dog’s reward which instructors said keeps the dogs engaged to continue training. “We want to make sure that whatever task we are training the dog to do that we’re giving positive reinforcement so we are rewarding the dog for good behavior,” Mittelman said. “Which means the dog is going to want to do it over and over again.” “The dog in training may not respond to you if you display a depressive tone,” St. Laurent said. “A dog attends to affection and loves when you cheer it on.” Service dogs trained in the program are mainly mobility dogs – those trained to help people who have some form of physical disability such as an amputation. According to St. Laurent, with many service members suffering from survivor’s guilt, making it back from combat when others didn’t, the program offers a way for them to give back to fellow veterans. “A lot of service members leave the battlefield with a feeling of so much guilt that they may develop post traumatic stress reactions,” St. Laurent said. “I can tell them that I can’t erase their past experiences, but maybe I can provide them some tools for living by inviting them to train a dog for a fellow vet.” The dogs used for the WWSDTP are loaned to the program by a local non-profit organization, which breeds the dogs specifically to be service animals. The program receives Golden Retrievers or Labrador Retrievers from the organization when the dogs are about 16 weeks old. Once the dogs complete the program at about the age of two years old, they are returned to the non-profit organization and partake in a graduation ceremony, where they are placed with a wounded, ill or injured veteran. For Spc. Stephone Carmichael, an infantryman and New York native, who is now a patient assigned to the Warrior Transition Brigade-National Capital Region, or WTB-NCR, the program was a way to help him deal with a traumatic brain injury, also known as TBI, suffered after being injured in an improvised explosive device, or IED, blast in Afghanistan in July 2014. “It definitely helps me in terms of my TBI as it helps me to recall things better, especially when giving and reciting commands to the service dogs,” Carmichael said. “It’s also a pretty relaxing atmosphere and I like working with the animals.” “I’ve definitely benefited from the program. It gives me a sense of accomplishment that I’m help-

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ing someone else while also helping myself with my TBI,” he added. When Staff Sgt. Steven Betancourt, a logistics specialist and New York native, who is now assigned as a patient with the WTB-NCR, was severely injured in an accident at Kandahar, Afghanistan, in early 2014, he suffered through the stress of a nearly debilitating spine injury which left him with hip problems and other major issues. “Learning how to adapt when you’re healing is a whole complicated process, dealing with changes and how to go on with your future. It’s not easy but whenever I get [stressed], I set up times to work with the dogs,” Betancourt said. “When I leave [after working with the dogs], I’m happy, smiling and I have a great time. When you come to work with the dogs your frame of mind changes and everything becomes very calm.” Having a mobility issue himself, Betancourt said, has allowed him to be uniquely qualified to assist in training a mobility service dog. “I’m not able to walk like the average person anymore because I have a limp, and due to the spine injury, I’m limited and will never run again,” Betancourt said. “So when I come here, I have the dog walk at my pace, which is not the average person’s pace. The dog has to learn how to adjust to me.” “So once I leave, this dog will now be able to help someone else with my condition because he’s programmed to walk at a certain pace. It’s great to be able to help a wounded warrior in that way.” Currently, there are about 12 dogs being trained in the WWSDTP by wounded, ill or injured warriors at both NSAB and Fort Belvoir.

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Bulletin board At the movies Sep. 24 - Oct. 7 Movie plots Editor’s note: Extensive renovations to improve the Taunus Movie Theater began Jan. 12, and through November, movies will be shown at Tony Bass Auditorium (Clay Kaserne Bldg. 1043). The movies listing was the most current at the time of publication. Please visit for the most up-to-date schedule. On Oct. 4, a Family Package will be offered for the showing of “Inside Out.” Admission is $8 and includes the movie ticket, a small popcorn and a small drink.

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In “Hotel Transylvania 2,” Dracula and his friends try to bring out the monster in his half human, half vampire grandson in order to keep Mavis from leaving the hotel.

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Thursday, September 24 — Black Mass (R) 7 p.m. Friday, September 25 — The Intern (PG-13) 7 p.m. Saturday, September 26 — Hotel Transylvania 2 (PG) 4 p.m. The Intern (PG-13) 6 p.m. Sunday, September 27 — Hotel Transylvania 2 (PG) 4 p.m. The Intern (PG-13) 6 p.m. Monday, September 28 — Closed Tuesday, September 29 — Closed Wednesday, September 30 — Closed Thursday, October 1 — The Intern (PG-13) 7 p.m. Friday, October 2 — Closed Saturday, October 3 — Hotel Transylvania 2 (PG) 4 p.m. The Martian (PG-13) 6 p.m. Sunday, October 4 — Inside Out (PG) 4 p.m. The Martian (PG-13) 7 p.m. Monday, October 5 — Closed Tuesday, October 6 — Closed Wednesday, October 7 — Closed

In “The Intern,” 70-year-old widower Ben Whittaker has discovered that retirement isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

The Intern — Ben Whittaker, a retired widower in his 70s, answers an advertisement seeking senior interns at a Brooklyn startup and soon finds himself in the middle of a hurricane created by young company chief Jules Ostin, whose online clothing business, which she started in her kitchen a year and a half ago, has taken off and put her in charge of 250 employees. Jules is initially skeptical of bringing an old-timer like Ben into the mix, especially since Jules is juggling her business with a demanding home life that includes husband Matt and daughter Paige. But Ben proves invaluable and wins over Jules with his hard-earned wisdom and compassion, providing Jules with much-needed guidance, as well as a trusty friend, as she navigates life’s ups and downs. Hotel Transylvania 2 — Everything seems to be changing for the better at Hotel Transylvania... Dracula’s rigid monster-only hotel policy has finally relaxed, opening up its doors to human guests. But behind closed coffins, Drac is worried that his adorable half-human, half-vampire grandson, Dennis, isn’t showing signs of being a vampire. So while Mavis is busy visiting her human in-laws with Johnny - and in for a major cultural shock of her own - “Vampa” Drac enlists his friends Frank, Murray, Wayne and Griffin to put Dennis through a “monster-in-training” boot camp. But little do they know that Drac’s grumpy and very old, old, old school dad Vlad is about to pay a family visit to the hotel. And when Vlad finds out that his great-grandson is not a pure blood - and humans are now welcome at Hotel Transylvania - things are going to get batty! Black Mass — In 1970s South Boston, FBI Agent John Connolly persuades Irish mobster James “Whitey” Bulger to collaborate with the FBI and eliminate a common enemy: the Italian mob. The drama tells the story of this unholy alliance, which spiraled out of control, allowing Whitey to evade law enforcement, consolidate power, and become one of the most ruthless and powerful gangsters in Boston history.

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Joe Rodriguez gazes up at the remains of Spynie Palace in Elgin.

Clamoring for castles in Scotland Story and photos by Shayna Brouker

U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Public Affairs Office

For true history lovers, it never really gets old: the feeling of stepping into a place where hundreds, maybe thousands of years, others like you have stood, too. They lived, ate, played, worked and died here. You wonder what it was like to be them. The residents of such relics are long gone, and the elements have waged war on their walls, yet still they stand: majestic castles. For admirers of olden times or parents just looking for a place for their kids to burn off some energy, the castles of Scotland are many and magnificent. From Cawdor Castle, the one where Shakespeare’s Macbeth took place to Spynie Palace, where Mary, Queen of Scots was once entertained, each one has a story. This castle caller focused on those located in the areas of Aberdeenshire and Moray in Speyside. Balvenie Castle in Dufftown, one of the oldest in Scotland, is right across from the Glenfiddich distillery and once home to the formidable Comyn family during the 13th century. They were toppled by the famous Robert the Bruce because of their alliance with the Black Douglases, who were then taken over by the Stewarts. Also near Dufftown is Auchindoun Castle. Like others, it has been passed through various clans with lots of fighting. It even inspired a folk song called “The Burning of Auchindoun.” Finally, Spynie Palace is set against the ram-

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bling backdrop of sporadic forests, clear fields and what once was a marsh. It was the seat of the bishops of Moray and essentially an entertainment center for those higher in the hierarchy, the royals. A tour is not necessary, as signs point out interesting features, such as the bowling green and well. Hearths still stand in the dining room, and you can climb the stairs to the top for a 360-degree view. It’s incredible and terrifying, and the highlight of this castle. Since those were the only two castles this Scotland traveler was able to visit in four days, a native Scot, Yvonne Farrel, was consulted on the significance of castles to the average Scot. “We’ve grown up with castles as common as government buildings. Most people have visited those castles, and there are a lot of them compared to what you would find in France,” she said. “It’s a reminder that once upon a time Scotland had its own royalty separate from England’s.” She said she’s visited five or six castles. She visits Edinburgh Castle every time friends are in town, but Stirling Castle is her favorite. It overlooks a large battlefield perched up on a rock. “It looks like it can stand on its own,” she said. “It felt more realistic — I could imagine people living in it. Edinburgh feels more like a fortress. It’s in the middle of the city, built up around it. For information on castles in Scotland that are open to visitors, visit A step back in time awaits you.

Balvenie Castle, while under restoration, offers a pleasant diversion from sampling whiskeys at Glenfiddich distillery across the street. Photo above: A bird’s eye view of the ruins of Sypnie Palace are the highlight of this tour.

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German and U.S. emergency responders work together to move a patient .S. first responders provide first aid to “victims” affected during the exercise, which to the ambulance. Photo above: Garrison Commander Col. Mary Martin gives a mock press conference to “reporters” following the incident. tive shooter and hostage scenario. Photo by Jacob Corbin 24, 2015

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onfession: I used to work in a zoo (in high school). I would say I was their best employee, but the rest of the employees might disagree. Details aren’t important. The important part is that I worked at the zoo and spent early mornings opening the gift shop and listening to the animals wake up for breakfast. What were my favorite animals? They were the Francois langur monkeys, who carried

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on each morning as if their sole job was to wake the rest of the animals from their slumber to announce a new day had started. This experience left me with a fondness for primates. So when a friend told me that there is a “monkey mountain” in France only two hours away from my house, I had to see it for myself. One cannot hear of a monkey mountain and NOT visit. (You’re planning your trip as you read aren’t you?) It is not a mountain made of monkeys (as the name might suggest), but rather a mountain dedicated to the care and habitation of the Barbary macaque species.

Arriving The park of Mountain of Monkeys (La Montagne des Singes) itself is easy to get to and has lots of free parking. Upon entering, there are a few playgrounds where children can pretend they are monkeys themselves. There is also a self serve cafe with snacks, ice cream and wine for those of us who require a little liquid courage either before or after (or both) a monkey encounter.

After purchasing tickets, we followed a path to the entrance gate where an employee explained the rules of the park (in English, German or French). They are generally what you expect: don’t harass the wildlife and offer only the supplied popcorn with your hand fully extended. Also visitors are told not to put the popcorn in their pockets, because the monkeys will go in after it. There was also some talk of the minimal risk of monkeys taking your personal belongings. The guide continued to talk, but by that point I was busy imagining myself swarmed by hungry monkeys tearing at my clothes and pulling my hair. For the record, that didn’t happen.

Monkey madness Inside the park a kind employee handed us a small handful of popcorn and mutters something about not feeding babies or holding food close to your body. I handed all of my popcorn to my husband. Better one of us be able to drive home (or to the hospital) I figured. But to my delight the visitors were like old hats to the monkeys. They sat perched on the timbers lining the pedestrian path and affably waited for a stranger with a (literal) handout. Everywhere we looked there were monkeys perched in trees, playing on the ground or “monkeying” around on signs and on water toys. Small children squealed with delight as they spotted monkeys behaving not unlike themselves and eating popcorn out of their hands.

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Ticket information Hours and ticket prices for La Montagne des Singes are available on their website.

Beyond monkeys The path in the park is about half a mile and the whole experience lasts about an hour. However, if you’re making the two hour trek, there are some other attractions in the area that can help justify the drive. • Eagle Mountain  is located adjacent to monkey mountain and offers bird of prey shows. The park was closed due to inclement weather when we went (it seems monkeys don’t mind the rain but eagles and owls just aren’t having it). • Walk around Kintzheim Castle ruins (by the Eagle sanctuary) and tour the museum inside. • Spend time walking the timber-house lined streets of  Kintzheim  and do some antique shopping and wine drinking. How to get there Monkey Mountain is located at La Montagne des Singes, Wick, 67600 Kintzheim, France. It is a 3 hour drive from Wiesbaden. Author’s Profile: Kelly is a DOD wife, devoted dog-mom, a mediocre cook, a whiskey aficionado and an avid traveler who’s exploring the Kaiserslautern area with dog and husband in tow. — For further info, visit: http://

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Today: Crêpes with Quark filling Preparation

FOR THE FILLING: You will need to marinade raisins in rum, water, sugar and lime juice a week before making this dessert. Allow for a spoon full of raisins, one teaspoon rum, a sip of lime juice, one spoon of water and 1/4 teaspoon of sugar per person. If you like you can also add a bit of cinnamon.

Strain the marinated raisins. Be sure to save the liquid for apple pie or Apfelstrudel, or anything else that calls for drunken raisins.

250 g of quark*, 6 spoons of liquid cream (if you don’t have liquid cream at home, no worries, regular milk will work also), lime juice and sugar. FOR THE CRÊPES : Allow 1 and a half spoons of flour, 2 spoons of milk, 1 egg and a bit of sugar per person. Margarine for the pan. If you like, you can have vanilla ice cream and whipped cream with the Crêpes.

In a bowl, mix the quark, milk and lime juice. Add the sugar and a dash of the raisin liquid to give it added flavor. Stir all the ingredients until you have a texture like ground apples. Then add the raisins, stirring carefully. In another bowl, mix the flour and the milk with a whisk to create a runny dough. Then add the sugar and the egg.

Heat a non-sticking pan with the margarine. Put just enough dough in the pan to cover it for a thin Crêpe. Cook it slowly on low heat, turning it once it has a nice yellow color. Don’t let them turn brown. Place the Crêpes on a plate and put them in a pre-heated oven (low heat) to keep them warm until all Crêpes are made. Take one Crêpe add two spoons of the quark filling and roll the Crêpe. Add some vanilla ice cream or whipped cream for a really delicious dessert.

(If you are counting calories, make a lighter version by using fat-free milk and low-fat quark. Replace the sugar with stevia or something similar. And use lowfat vanilla ice cream and whipped cream). Join us again next week for another treat!

*Quark is a type of cream cheese or curd. You can easily get it on the economy in any food store.

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Ford Scorpio, 1998, 4 door automatic, $1300., ddundkk@hot, elec locks, windows, KMS 130,000, power stearing, ABS, air bags, air cond Good Year Ultra Grip Winter Tires with steel rims, 175/65 R14. Excellent condition used one winter. Rims 4x100. $175, Call: 0162297-2951 Honda 2001, silver met, ABS, 5 speed, and we deliver anywhere and my ph is 0175-3213199, $1500, Honda Civic 2007, 1.8 executive, 5 doors, silver metallic, navigation, automatic, leather etc, garaged, winter/summer tires-wheels, German Specification, 74,000 kilometers, one owner, 6,650.00 euros OBO 06732-4098

Jaguar X-Type 3.0 V6 executive in black First registration 6/2002, only 75.000km, 2nd hand, 239 PS, V6, 4 WD, E10, navigation system, leather, air conditioning, 6-disc CD changer, TV, integrated car phone, 7999€, Call Michael: 0163/1667008 or email: Micha

Toyota Tacoma 4x4 XtraCab 2003, 85,000 miles, Great condition inside and out, clean CARFAX, title in hand, low mileage, no accidents, lots of add-ons (security system, custom ARE topper, hitch), $11,500 OBO, everfurther@

VW Golf 111 Purple 4 door, automatic, power stearing, ABS, 1.8 LTR, KMS 199,000, and we deliver anywhere with cash in hand, and we guarantee it over us inspection at no cost to you! $1650, payment: Merc Benz, C-180, white, automatic, € 1950, car has German bank new TUV, no rust, in mint cond, my ph is 0175-3213199 call or We are selling our beautiful 2 email door Wrangler. We are the original owners, and have taken very Mercedes C180 Esprit, 1996, good care of her. 43,000 miles, $1,500.00. Runs excellent, looks Manual Trans, Cruise Control, great. Clean and reliable. Low UConnect Audio w/Blutooth, maintenance. Contact 01522 325 Chrome Package, 3-piece hard1613. top. Call/text 015225958880. Merc Benz, C-180, silver, 4 door, 5 speed, ABS and we deliver anywhere with cash in hand my ph is 0175-3213199, $1550, ddundkk@

S80 Volvo, $3,000, h_young22@ Hyundai 2003, New TUV, silver, 4 door, 5 Speed and we deliver anywhere, my ph is 0175-3213199, Opel Corsa 1.4, 16V, black, 58.200km, registration 10/2009, $2250, 90PS, HU/AU 10/2016, accidentHyundai Santor, 1997, 4 door, free, with full service history, last automatic, $ 1200, ddundkk@hot inspection 10/2014, non-smoker,, 3.0 V-6, clean, leather, power door locks, seat heater, elec windows, and windows, alloy 6.900€ obo, call Albert: 0171/38 rims, KMS 107,000 and we deliver 38 877 anywhere, my ph is 0175-3213199 Seat year 1997, green met, air Mazda blue, 4 door, ABS, 5 cond, ABS, power stearing elec speed, air cond, color blue, and windows, price $ 1700, TUV good we deliver anywhere, my ph is for 15 months, sumer and winter 0175-3213199, $1400, ddundkk@ tires my ph is 0175-3213199, $1650,

Opel Omega 2.0 LTR, silver met, ABS, all weather tires, air cond, $ 1250, Daihatsu silver met, 4 door, 5 speed, 1.0 LTR, year 2002, air cond, summer tires and winter tires, CD player abs, air bags, $1500, and we deliver anywhere with cash in hand, ddundkk@hot Opel Astra, red, 4 door, 5 speed, air cond and we deliver anywhere and my ph is 0175-3213199, price, $1350,

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ADOPTION All ads and pics on


Adopt while stationed overseas! Adoption Intl & foster care, home studies. Hague accredited. Caseworkers in Germany. US 001-888526-4442

Bracelet - Gray/Black, handmade. Beautiful accessory for any occation, any outfit. Treat yourself to something nice or bring a smile to your best girl friends. €10, copon The Bigs Baseball, Wii Game,, pics on classperfect condition, like new! €8, **See pics Collection of leather bound, sion gned by the author, 1st edition books, mint cond. Over 100 different books. Authors include: NorFOR SALE man Mailer, William F. Buckley, All ads and pics on Joseph Heller, Elie Wiesel, Donald Mc Dunne, John Updicke, Tom Wolfe, etc. $ 15.000 - serious inCaution: Some Classified quiries only! Call: 0631-940213 or ads have become a target 0151-270-19822 for scams. Please be cautious if potential buyers offer Dark green Roxy Jeans. Size 30. you payment methods other Find pictures at www.classthan cash. €10. janina.wuttke@ E

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Electric heaters, $20,, 2000W, never used, price is for 1 heater

Metal Slug Anthology, Wii game, played once, perfect condition - ke new!, €15, copongracz@ 220 volt transformer. 1 X 75 watt **See pics on class- for $20. Contact Eric and Mia at Elegant Swarovski Loveheart 063759949674. Bangle, Price:€69.00, new - never worn! Comes in original packaRayman Raving Rabbits, Wii ga- Aeropostale long sleeve. Pink. ging, original price: was 112 €, lome, perfect condition, like new! On the front are pictures of pea- cation KL, call 016095222731 €10,, ces signs and the label name is shown. Size M. Barley worn. Engleby from Sebastian Faulks! **See pics on Good condition. For pics see Great book., €2, pic on classSmackDown vs. Raw 2010, Wii €9. jani, game, like new!, €12, ccopon Garmin 360 Navigation, $50.00, **See pics on Bible study books etc, $20, Stearing wheel "Microsoft SideHandbag "Alexander": Brown, winder Force Feedback" for your Black knitted pullover. Size XS leather bag, hardly used, perfect PC! Love to play auto games? but fits also for size M. €5. See condition! €8, pics on classWanna feel like yr r driving for re- for pictu-, copongracz@ al? Then dont miss this!, pics on res., €20, copon **See pics on Bracelet - Brown, handmade! Be- Handbag "Esprit brand": Small autiful accessory for any ocation, bad, black leather, ideal if you any outfit. Treat yourself to some- ly need to carry few things around Super Mario Galaxy, Wii game, thing nice or bring a smile to your with you like purse, cell phone perfect condition, like new! €15, best girl friends. €10, copon etc., €5, pics on, **See, pics on class- pics on J'Lo GLOW perfume, half full priTreadmill - Proform 635 CW, Contradiction by C.Klein perfu- ce $5, location KL, call 0160$450.00, timboney_52@hot me, price $5, half full, location KL, 95222731, Well maintained/functio- call 0160-95222731 Handbag: Classy black leather ning treadmill. Adjusts for speed & slope. Cross fit ski poles adjust- Green wedges, size 40, never bag. Hardly used, perfect conditiable for tension. Emergency situa- worn. Paid €50, asking $40. on!, pics on, €15, tion stop. 017622987498

Hollister strapless top. White color, size M. With ribbons to tie a bow on the back. €15. For pics see Contact "Jungle" oil painting, Price:€39.00, Original on canvas oil (50x70 cm), location KL, call 016095222731 Lace dress, eggshell/offwhite, size 6, never worn. For wedding/ prom/summer night out. $50; 017622987498 or isabell_1_98@ya Pic on Large wave painting original, Price:€120.00, Original on canvas acrylic colors, 70x90cm, location KL, call 0160-95222731 Lot of pants & tops, Size:40-42 (German) 8/10 (US) Color: misc Material: jeans, cotton, etc Condition: new, hardly worn & used, €30 for all, call 0160-95222731, location KL. Surfer's paradise painting, Price:€33.00, Original on canvas acrylic, 30x60cm, location KL, call 016095222731

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Shamballa Bracelet - Purple/white, handmade, adjustable in size, fits almost every wrist. Beautiful FOR SALE All ads and pics on accessory for any occasion, any outfit. Treat yourself to something nice or bring a smile to your best New Set of 4 Tires, $700/OBO, girl friends. â&#x201A;Ź10, copongracz@, Michelin LTX M/S P255/65R17 108T, Purchased/Shipped the Wrong Size Tires so looking to sell locally The Notebook from Nicholas vice shipping back. Valued over Sparks - wonderful book!, â&#x201A;Ź2, pic $900 for the set, not counting on, copongracz@ shipping costs. L SA

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T-Shirt "America", perfect condiCardigan from Re- tion, like new, size small! â&#x201A;Ź5, co and white stripes. For ***pics on visit www.class- â&#x201A;Ź10. janina.wuttke@

Pumps, black, hardly worn, great condition, size 9M!, â&#x201A;Ź5, pics on, copongracz@, pics on Sandals "Anne Klein": Classy s..., Sandals "Anne Klein": Classy shoes, brown leather, great to wear at work or for going out at night. Only slight signs of usage. Size 9M, â&#x201A;Ź5, pics on, Shamballa Bracelet - Black/Gray, handmade, adjustable in size, fits almost every wrist. Beautiful accessory for any occasion, any outfit. Treat yourself to something nice or bring a smile to your best girl friends. â&#x201A;Ź12, copongracz@

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Various music CDs for sale, all from the 2000er years. Single CDs from Nelly Furtado, Christina Aguilera etc. for â&#x201A;Ź3, music samplers like Bravo Hits and The Dome â&#x201A;Ź4. For a picture of the selection see Contact

Wine Rack/Holder, holds six bottles, attractive metal finish, fits perfectly in a small, narrow space. $10; 0163-330-5535 or john@ad Shamballa Bracelet - Lilac/white, handmade, adjustable in size, fits almost every wrist. Beautiful accessory for any occasion, any outfit. Treat yourself to something nice or bring a smile to your best girl friends. â&#x201A;Ź10, coemser@

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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,

Wedding dress, â&#x201A;Ź150 OBO, worn Antique corner desk. See photo once, still happy, email me for mo- on KA classifieds web page. ConEric and Mia at re info: tact 063759949674, â&#x201A;Ź150, Wedding gown/dress, half off the original price, only worn once. needs new zipper on side, but ea- Antique reproduction secretary sily fixed by seamstress zipper desk. See photos on KA classiabout 10 to 15 inches long lacing fieds web page. Contact Eric and in the back dress can be sized Mia at 063759949674, â&#x201A;Ź120, down (can be done on each side) Size: German 46/48, US 14/16 Color: white Condition: worn once (and still happy), â&#x201A;Ź205 obo, call Black music rocking chair, $25, 016095222731, location KL. purchased at mobel martin for â&#x201A;Ź60. Youth Bedroom Set. Complete 5 017622987498 piece bedroom. Bed, desk, lighted corner/closet unit, & 2 shelves. Like new, Only 2 yrs old, no marks/scratches, comes from non-smoking home. Pics on $850 Luvmysaab95@

Coffee table, beechwood / glass, $30,

Wardrobe, $225, hernandez.fc@, From Simba Mediterranean Furniture. 73" tall X 46" wiShamballa Bracelet - Brown/Cre- de X 26" deep. Add 6 inches at me, handmade, adjustable in size, top and bottom for wrought iron. fits almost every wrist. Beautiful accessory for any occasion, any outfit. Treat yourself to something Wooden bookshelf. See photo nice or bring a smile to your best on KA classifieds web page. ConEric and Mia at girl friends. â&#x201A;Ź15, copongracz@ tact 063759949674, $150, "The frosty wild" painting, 30x30cm, price â&#x201A;Ź35, Original with Wooden Cabinet with Glass frame acrylic, location KL, call Door, $45, 0151-262-078-60 0160-95222731


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Antique Bench, with cushion seat, storage space and wheels. See photo on KA classifieds web page. Contact Eric and Mia at 063759949674, €600,

Looking for experienced tax preparers for Wiesbaden & Ramstein, preferably H&R Block trained. Contact Frank at eclemons@

Beautiful wall system w/glass case & bar, €310, new price for this was 2100 Euros (Segmüller) middle part with shelf is taller and reaches all the way down, we just lowered that part temporarily bar in seperate picture can be places on both sides comes with one extra piece for media (horizontal), location KL, call 0160-95222731.

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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.

Mega Garage Sale, Space Available Kaiserslautern 108 Landstuhl 08:00-14:00 every Saturday in September. Reserve Hamster cage, used, asking $8, space @ laauministry@hot- must pick up in Rodenbach 67688 017622987498

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Herald Union, September 24, 2015  

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, September 24, 2015  

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...