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Magic Show

Cycling in France

Soldier Ride

Bierstadt invites U.S. youths for special treat. See page 7.

Allied warriors team up for annual ride. See page 3.

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Wiesbaden: Your home in Germany

Combine a camping and bike trip to explore unique sights. See pages 16 and 17.

Sept. 25, 2014

Remembering Sept. 11, 2001 Students take time to honor those lost on 9/11 By Shayna Brouker

U.S. Army Garrison Public Affairs Office

Photo by Karl Weisel

A little bubbly after running for 25 hours

Members of the Road Hazards, a combined team of Wiesbaden Health Clinic and U.S. Army Europe runners, are congratulated during the awards ceremony of Wiesbaden’s 25-Hour Run on Sept. 14. The Road Hazards, who have competed in the annual charity run for the past several years, had their best showing so far — taking ninth place. Nearly 90 “fun” and “competitive” teams, including several Wiesbaden military community squads, took part in this year’s event in the Wiesbaden Kurpark which raises money to promote world-class athletics. See page 8 for more.

Most in the room were not even born when three highjacked planes changed the course of American history 13 years ago, but the day’s significance is not lost on them. Their parents’ occupations alone give them a clue. Hainerberg Elementary School and Wiesbaden Middle School students took time on the anniversary of Sept. 11 to honor those who lost

their lives before they were even born. “I think that 9/11 was a world-changing event. It made us strong allies with Iraqis and Syrians,” said Robert Nunnery, 13. “I want to help save the world and make sure this will never happen again.” Lt. Col. Ryan Howell, Defense Science and Technology CenterEurope director, spoke at the middle school where his son John and daughter Maggie are See Students take time on page 6

Help available for newcomers impacted by car shipping delay By Shayna Brouker

U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Public Affairs Office

When Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jason Gulick’s car didn’t arrive in Wiesbaden by his required delivery date of July 19, he took matters into his own hands and bought one from the used car lot next to the Wiesbaden Army Lodge. Gulick lives on Clay Kaserne with his wife and two sons, ages 7 and 1, but since he works at a remote location in the Wiesbaden

area of responsibility, having a car is a must. He had no time to deal with the red tape of acquiring a rental car while in-processing, he said. Gulick is one of a few hundred service members and Department of Defense civilian employees going to or returning from assignments outside of the continental United States who have faced difficulties because of delayed delivery from the military’s new vehicle shipping contractor, International

Auto Logistics. IAL took over operations May 1. What service members should know is that they have entitlements in this situation, including direct car rental through the Wiesbaden Vehicle Processing Center. Here are the actions service members can take if delivery of their vehicles is delayed: If a vehicle has not arrived on the required delivery date, or RDD, the service member should first contact U.S. Army Garrison’s 405th Army Field See Car shipping delay on page 6

Photo by Shayna Brouker

Hainerberg Elementary School students take part in a 9/11 observance.


Commentary Letters to the editor Exceptional airfield tour

Thank you very much everyone for the interesting tour and especially warm and friendly reception. Colonel Martin made a special impression on the participants. Thank you very much for the pictures of the airfield. The images have become very good and I have forwarded them to the participants. It was most interesting to get the chance to sit in the cockpit of an airplane and a helicopter, too. One of the participants had never in her life sat in a cockpit. The tightness in the cockpit, in which a pilot must work, was surprising. Mrs. Viedt, Mrs. Rüger, Mrs. Roede and Mr. Soto tried exceptionally, to explain life in the community and the airfield. The tour gave us much insight about the social areas, schools, hospitals and leisure and fitness facilities. This is a special achievement. It was very surprising that we could be included in the guestbook as visitors among such well-known personalities as J.F. Kennedy and Angela Merkel. Bernd Scharf Wiesbaden-Breckenheim

A look back at the Taunusstrasse Fest

On the first weekend of September around 12,000 guests attended the Taunusstrassenfest, one of the most beautiful street festivities in the city of Wiesbaden. This annual street party takes place within the context of a unique architectural heritage setting, the Taunusstrasse, an exclusive road which gives the party its name. The event has now become one of the most traditional festivals in the city, closing the season of summer street parties, which are notoriously popular events all along Germany. The original idea of the fest came in 2003 in collaboration with the local shop owners of the time. The aim of the initiative was to help the neighborhood reemerge after a significant decline in shops’ sales as a result of a year of infrastructure construction along the street and its surroundings. What originally started as a marketing initiative to help the area reemerge, has now become an important event, which gives the neighbors a lot more benefits than they even know. Mercedes Maria del Carril Wiesbaden, Germany

Freedom 6 sends

R2: Keeping our Army strong By Lt. Gen. Donald Campbell Jr.

Commander of U.S. Army Europe

I take this opportunity to talk to you — our U.S. Army Europe Soldiers, civilians and families — as you remain our strength, demonstrating unparalleled skill and professionalism in supporting our great Army and defending our nation. However, you can only do this because of the personal resiliency you maintain and improve upon daily. This month we call special attention to our ongoing efforts at building individual resiliency skills during the Army’s observance of Suicide Awareness Month. This year’s theme, “Enhancing Resiliency — Strengthening Our Professionals,” reinforces our pledge to not only build re-

silience, but to support those in need and in turn, enhance performance, increase readiness and build a stronger force. I challenge every member of our team to seek training opportunities, use available services and resources and continue to develop skills which build personal resilience and lead to positive outcomes during periods of increased stress. I want you to “hunt the good stuff” as we prepare for dynamic fall and winter seasons. Leaders at all levels must set the conditions for enduring culture change in our profession by being interveners instead of bystanders and by living the Army Values daily. Leaders must also bolster resiliency through education and

through training and awareness activities. These include training in Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness, prevention of sexual harassment and assault, suicide prevention, assessments and intervention techniques and activities that support stigma reduction. To that end, this month USAREUR will also host a Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention Program Senior Leader Summit that will focus on the “I.A.M. Strong Campaign” — Intervene to Prevent, Act to Prevent, Motivate to Prevent. We have an immense opportunity and responsibility to shape our future leaders. Our team is already strong and by working together we can be even stronger. We will continue to strengthen our profession by empowering those around us to build a culture of resilience. Strong Soldiers, Strong Teams.

Talking safety is never too much when it comes to saving life

rollovers in one case and a head-on collision in the other. The accidents involved five Soldiers resulting in two After reviewing preliminary infor- fatalities, two seriously injured and mation from two vehicular casualties one German citizen/civilian who was involving U.S. Army Europe Soldiers treated at a nearby hospital. One truth remains — accidents during the past two months, speed seemed to be the common contributing will happen. No one plans to have an accident, but awareness and risk manfactor in the cause of both accidents. While other details such as inat- agement surely lower the possibility of tentive driving, fatigue, operating an one being the cause of a mishap. In the previously mentioned cases unfamiliar vehicle and not wearing a seatbelt played a role in the final ignoring and exceeding posted and outcome, it can be said that speed con- suggested speed limits lessened the tributed significantly to the end state in response time the drivers had to make a correction that perhaps could have each incident. In both of the incidents the Sol- preserved life. We as individuals must realize that diers who were driving lost control of their vehicles which caused multiple selectively choosing to follow the safety By Charles Bowring

U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Safety Office

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standards and guidance can prove to be disastrous. As individual drivers, we have the responsibility of being well-equipped before operating a motor vehicle. A part of that equipping includes being aware of the comprehensive risks we face every time we get behind the wheel. It also includes being knowledgable about driving. There are a number of lessons to take away from these two accidents, and those lessons reinforce that thinking smart and acting safely, will effectively reduce driving injuries or deaths. Overall, driving accidents continue to be a serious challenge throughout the Army in Europe. Army leaders are committed and have been engaged in

shaping a strong Army safety culture to prevent these occurrences. I encourage units to ensure that Soldiers get and give substantive safety training frequently. Perhaps the time taken — before a long weekend or a special trip — to review the hazards, rules of the road and other things that could happen on the road, might preserve life. The added value of always being aware and reducing driving speed or other unsafe acts may save your life or the lives of your family members, fellow Soldiers or German neighbors. It’s that simple and that’s the gain. Listen to the safety briefings, slow it down, wear your seat belts, pay attention and stay in control.

Command and newspaper staff

The Herald Union, printed exclusively for members of U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden, is an authorized, unofficial Army newspaper published under USAG Wiesbaden Commander......................Col. Mary L. Martin the provisions of AR 360-1. Contents are not necessarily the official views of, nor endorsed by, the U.S. government or the Department of De- USAG Wiesbaden Command Sergeant Major fense. The editorial content is the responsibility of the USAG Wiesbaden Public Affairs Office. No payment is made for contributions. Everything ......................................Command Sgt. Maj. Roy L. Rocco advertised in this publication shall be made available for sale, use or patronage without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, physical handicap, political affiliation or any other non-merit factor of the purchaser, user or patron. This is a biweekly newspaper Public Affairs Officer.......................................Anemone Rueger published by AdvantiPro GmbH and printed by Oggersheimer Druckzentrum. Circulation is 6,000 copies. For display advertising rates call Jaque- Editor....................................................Karl Weisel (mil 548-2002) line Samad at civ (0631) 3033 5537, email ads@herald-union.com; classified advertising rates call Janina Wuttke at civ (0631) 3033 5531 or post Associate Editor................................Chrystal Smith (mil 548-2003) at www.class-world.com. Editorial offices are in Building 1205 on Clay Kaserne. Address: USAG Wiesbaden, Herald Union, Unit 29623 Box 60, APO Reporter...........................................Shayna Brouker (mil 548-2004) AE 09005-9623; Telephone: mil 548-2002; civ (0611) 143-548-2002; Email: army.wiesbadenpao@mail.mil; Home page: www.wiesbaden.army.mil.

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News flash

Participants of the Soldier Ride make their way through a German town during the annual event for wounded warriors.

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 Theater on Clay Kaserne and from 6-8 p.m. at the Taunus Auditorium at the Hainerberg Shopping Center.

Retiree Appreciation Day

The U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden hosts the U.S. Army Europe Retiree Appreciation Day Oct. 25 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Community Activity Center. Army subject matter experts will be on hand to provide assistance with pay inquiries, customs, postal services, military ID cards and more.

Photo courtesy of Linda Steil

Community Banks closed

All Community Banks will be closed Oct. 3-4 in observance of German Unity Day. ATMs are available at the Hainerberg Shopping Center, Clay Kaserne, Mainz-Kastel Storage Station, Amelia Earhart, Wiesbaden Army Lodge, Commissary, Dagger Complex and the Rheinblick Golf Course.

Influenza vaccination schedule

Members of the Wiesbaden military community will have the opportunity to receive the 2014-2015 influenza immunization vaccination in the coming weeks. All Soldiers will receive the vaccination through their units. All school-age Department of Defense Dependents Schools students will be vaccinated at school. Department of the Army civilians, family member dependents, retirees and host nation employees can get the flu vaccine at the following times and locations: Oct. 7 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Mainz-Kastel Power Zone, Oct. 14 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Taunus Theater, Oct. 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Wiesbaden Commissary, Oct. 21 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Tony Bass Auditorium and Oct. 28 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Tony Bass Multi-Use Complex. Children under age 3 must be vaccinated at the Wiesbaden Health Clinic. Walk-in hours at the clinic for the pediatric population (6-35 months) starts Oct. 7 on Tuesdays and Fridays from 8:30-11 a.m.

Everyone plays a role

U.S. Army Europe Cybersecurity officials want to remind members of the U.S. forces community in Europe that October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month and that it’s everyone’s duty to protect Army information and communications. USAREUR cybersecurity experts say there is a real and ongoing war in cyberspace. The United States is constantly under cyber attack by hostile governments, organizations and individuals. Everyone can help secure networks from hazards, stay up-to-date on threats and training, practice good online habits and set the example for others to be cautious and vigilant. President Barack Obama declared October National Cybersecurity Awareness Month for the first time in 2010. This year’s focus for the U.S. Army in Europe community is on reducing cybersecurity incidents. USAREUR officials said they will offer more cybersecurity information and resources throughout the month. More information is available at https://intranet.eur.army.mil/hq/iassure/SitePages/Home. aspx. (USAREUR Public Affairs)

Hispanic Heritage Observance

The Wiesbaden military community invites everyone to a Hispanic Heritage Observance Oct. 15 from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Tony Bass Multipurpose Facility on Clay Kaserne. The event will feature guest speaker Sgt. Maj. Carlos Capacetti (U.S. Army Europe Inspector General sergeant major), dancing, food tasting, a country/table decorating contest and children’s activities. Call Sgt. 1st Class Danny Whitmore at mil 546-4506 or email danny.p.whitmore.mil@mail.mil for more information.

Soldier Ride:

Wounded allied warriors team up for annual event

the final ride on Saturday, The fourth annual Sept. 13, the Community Soldier Ride Germany Ride. This event was open brought together Soldiers to the entire local comfrom all around Europe in munity to allow families mid-September for four and friends to participate days of camaraderie and with the Soldiers and challenges. show their support. The Soldier Ride, sponride began at the Bostalsee sored by the Wounded in the northern Saarland, Warrior Project, is held and ran for more than 25 at 18 different locations kilometers through the throughout the United Photo by Andreas Scholer local towns and landscape States and one in Germany, with the German ride U.S. Army Europe Command Sgt. Maj. of the region. being the largest — held in David Davenport gives riders encour“This was the most the scenic hills straddling agement during one of the rides. challenging ride as there the border between Saarwere many hills and valcation, as well as resiliency and land and Rhineland-Palatinate. teambuilding activities at the leys, and varied from roads “The invitation to allied Hambachtal resort. Day two in towns to trails through the forces to also send their wound- was the first bike ride, a shake- forests,” she said. ed, ill and injured to participate down tour through and around After the ride, the Soldiers makes the German ride unique,” St. Wendel in the Saarland. and community members were said Linda Steil of the Warrior The opening route followed the treated to a barbecue lunch by Transition Battalion Europe, initial stage of the 2002 Tour the Wounded Warrior Project. Military Adaptive Sports Pro- de France. The final event of the week was “It was enthusiastically supgram. a dinner “on top of the world” at This year, in addition to ported by the St. Wendel Polizei the highest point in the Rhineand local population who came the 48 Soldiers assigned to the land-Palatinate, Erbeskopf. The out to cheer,” said Steil. WTB-Europe in Germany and The third day was the longest Soldiers were able to exchange Italy, 34 recovering Soldiers route, Steil said, but not the most pins and contact information, in from Romania, Latvia, Norway, challenging. order to continue building conEstonia, Poland and Spain also “It began in the chilly nections and friendships made participated. morning air high in the hills in during the week, and “vowed “The Soldier Ride is an Hermeskeil,” she said, adding, to meet again next year for the important part of the WTB-E “for almost 50 kilometers, the fifth Soldier Ride Germany,” adaptive reconditioning pro- riders followed an old rail line Steil said. gram,” said Steil. “This allows that was converted into the Find more information about recovering Soldiers to explore Saar-Ruwer-Mosel bike trail, the Warrior Transition Comand excel in athletics and con- into the outskirts of Trier. After mand and the Army’s Warrior ditioning outside the traditional a traditional German meal, the Care Policy at www.wtc.army. sporting activities usually asso- Soldiers spent the afternoon mil. (Submitted by the Warrior touring the historical city.” Transition Battalion Europe ciated with the military.” The culmination of the Military Adaptive Sports ProThe first day of the event included bike fittings and edu- adaptive sports activities was gram)

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News and features From the blotter Compiled by the U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Directorate of Emergency Services

Sept. 4 Drugs: An NCO is being charged with attempted wrongful possession of Rohypnol.

Sept. 5 Drugs: Two family members are being charged with unlawful possession of marijuana. Civilian misconduct: A family member is being charged with unlawful vehicle registration, using false information, unlawful purchase of tax-free fuel, abuse of privileges and civilian misconduct.

Sept. 7 Drunken driving: A civilian employee is being charged with drunken driving, a traffic accident involving improper backing and civilian misconduct.

Sept. 8 Assault: Two Soldiers are being charged with simple assault and domestic violence.

Sept. 9 Traffic accident: A Soldier is being charged with a traffic accident through inattentive driving causing property damage. Traffic accident: A civilian employee is being charged with a traffic accident involving inattentive driving causing property damage.

Sept. 10 Assault: A Soldier is being charged with assault on a child under the age of 16.

Sept. 11 Driving suspension: A family member received a 30-day on-post driving suspension for three or more parking violations in a oneyear period. Traffic accident: A Soldier is being charged with a traffic accident involving inattentive driving causing property damage.

Sept. 13 Drunken driving: A Soldier is being charged with drunken operation of a vehicle.

Sept. 15 Assault: A Soldier is being charged with assault consummated by a battery.

Sept. 16 Drunken driving: An officer is being charged with drunken operation of a vehicle and fleeing the scene of a traffic accident.

Sept. 18 Traffic accident: An NCO is being charged with fleeing the scene of a traffic accident and failure to judge proper distance causing property damage.

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Photo by Sgt. Susan Noga

Photo by Markus Rauchenberger

NCOs prepare for the board as part of the competition. Photo right: USAREUR’s Spc. Roberto Mendez, Cpl. Zachary Sullivan and 1st Lt. Steven White demonstrate the use of skin decontamination kits during the Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear lane at the 2014 U.S. Army Europe Best Warrior Competition.

USAREUR’s best of the best

Winners named in Best Warrior/Junior Officer Competitions

USAREUR next,” said Hanson. Those events included a day and “It is an honor to be able to represent night land navigation exercise, an obTwo Soldiers from the 173rd Air- my brigade in a competition at a level stacle course, a physical fitness test, borne Brigade and a lieutenant from 21st like this,” said Couture, who also cred- a hand-to-hand combat tournament, a Theater Sustainment Command were ited his own hard work and dedication battlefield medical scenario and other named the best in U.S. Army Europe for and the support of his wife and fellow physical activities. Soldiers and officers also participated in a simulated media 2014 Sept. 19 at the end of the weeklong unit NCOs. “It was great to come out here and interview, wrote an essay, took a written Best Warrior and Best Junior Officer represent all of those people [in my examination, and demonstrated their Competitions held in Grafenwöhr. Pfc. Nicholas Hanson of the 173rd’s unit],” said Theising. “On top of that it military knowledge and bearing for a 4th Battalion, 319th Airborne Field was a grueling competition and I think board of sergeants major and officers. “I think you will agree with me Artillery Regiment, earned the title it a testament to my team — Sgt. Stipp of Best Warrior Soldier of the Year as and Spc. Simo — that I was able to win, that this was not an easy competition,” USAREUR’s top junior enlisted Soldier. because this was not an individual com- Davenport said. “It was a very grueling Another 173rd Soldier, Sgt. Nicholis petition. It was a group competition, and — both physically and mentally — series of events. I am proud to report that Couture of Chosen Company, 2nd Bat- they are outstanding Soldiers.” In addition to their titles, each winthese Soldiers and family members of talion, 503rd Infantry, was named Best ner received an Army Commendation the competitors gave it their all.” Warrior NCO of the Year. 1st Lt. Michael Theising, an engineer Medal, Davenport’s personalized coin, Couture and Hanson will represent plans officer with the 15th Engineer a round-trip ticket to the continental USAREUR at the Department of the Battalion, 21st Theater Sustainment United States and other items from sup- Army-level competition Oct. 6-10 at Command, earned the Best Junior Of- porting sponsors. Fort Lee, Va. While units throughficer title. “While, as in any competition, you out the Army conduct know there can be only one winner in competitions each year each category, I would like you all to to select their best Soldier know you are Europe’s examples of fit, and NCO, the Best Junior disciplined and well-trained profession- Officer Competition is als,” said USAREUR Command Sgt. unique to USAREUR Maj. David Davenport before announc- and highlights the best ing the winners alongside Col. Michael lieutenants and captains from units across Europe. L. Foster, commander of the 173rd. The Sept. 14-19 com“The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is petition tested 31 Solmarred by dust and sweat and blood; who diers, including several Photo by Sgt. Daniel Cole strives valiantly; who errs, who comes from Wiesbaden-based short again and again, because there is units, on a variety of USAREUR Command Sgt. Maj. David Davenport no effort without error and shortcoming,” events that challenged (right) and Col. Michael L. Foster (left), 173rd said Foster, quoting Teddy Roosevelt’s their knowledge, physical Airborne Brigade commander, pose with the and battlefield skills in winners of the 2014 USAREUR Best Warrior famous ‘Man in the Arena’ speech. “I am really glad that I got to sup- hands-on and situational and Best Junior Officer Competitions (from left port and represent the 173rd in this testing and oral and writ- to right), 1st Lt. Michael Theising, Sgt. Nicholis Couture and Pfc. Nicholas Hanson. competition and I can’t wait to represent ten examinations. By Sgt. Daniel Cole

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Photos by Dee Crawford

Training together during Exercise Jackal Stone 2014

A MV-22B Osprey takes off after offloading Special Operations Soldiers at Wiesbaden Training Support Center’s Urban Operations site at the Mainz-Finthen Local Training Area. Exercise Jackal Stone is a U.S. Special Operations Command Europe-led exercise which supports and enhances established professional military-to-military relationships and builds new ones among participating nations’ militaries by sharing doctrinal concepts, training concepts and tactics, according to the U.S. European Command. Photo above right: Soldiers prepare to leave a building during the special operations training. Photo right: U.S. Army Europe Soldiers train with visiting Soldiers from Massachusetts and Alabama at the Training Support Center’s Weapons Range in Wackernheim.

Helping prevent suicide (Editor’s note: September is Suicide Prevention Month. Following are ways everyone can play a role in helping those in need.) By Joy Martin Chief of Behavioral Health, Wiesbaden Army Health Clinic

giving away belongings. F For adults — Preoccupied with death, withdrawal, looking for means to self-harm, depression, hopelessness, neglecting doctor’s orders, increased substance abuse, failure to take care of self, changes in sleep, saying goodbye, getting affairs in order.

Get help

To reach the Wiesbaden Behavioral Health Clinic during operating hours call mil 5901320 or civ (06371) 9464-1320. For pastoral counseling call the on-call duty chaplain by contacting the Military Police Desk at mil 5487777 or civ (0611) 143-548-7777. The Landstuhl Regional Medical Center Emergency Department National Suicide Prevention Hotline is also available at civ 001-800-273-8255.

Pain isn’t always obvious: Every day, friends, family and co-workers struggle with emotional pain. For some, it is too difficult to talk about the pain, Finding the thoughts of suicide and the need words Are you thinkfor help. Though the warning ing of ending your signs can be subtle, they are life? Few phrases are as difficult there. By recognizing these to say to a loved one, but when signs, knowing how to start a conversation and where to turn it comes to suicide prevention, for help, you have the power to none are more important. Lis- Local host nation help The Dr. Horst Schmit Klinik make a difference — the power ten, express concern, reassure to save a life. and create a safety plan. Ask, (Stadt Clinic) is located at “do you have any weapons or Ludwig-Erhard-Strasse 100, Know the signs F For teens — Withdrawal, prescription medication in the 65199 Wiesbaden and can be changes in sleep, reckless behav- house?” Create a safety plan called at civ (0611) 432 020. ior, personality change, neglect together until the individual St. Josephs Hospital Wiesbaden of personal appearance, physical can meet with a professional. is located at Beethovenstrasse pain, substance abuse, loss of Refrain from using alcohol or 20, 65189 Wiesbaden. Call civ (0611) 1770. interest, sudden mood changes, other drugs.

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Continued from page 1 evil in this world. This is why dad country’s resolve. “Instead of weakening us, students. 9/11 is, by contrast, deploys, why Soldiers deploy,’” he said, “why there will always they made us a stronger nation,” near and dear to him; on his be Soldiers.” he said. “I encourage all of you second deployment to Iraq, he Next door at the elementary to serve your community and served with the storied 42nd Infantry (Rainbow) Division, a school, students even younger your classmates, and do someNational Guard unit born dur- gathered in the gym to “remem- thing positive to make the world a better place.” ing World War I that sent first ber” 9/11. Alessandro Eiseman, 11, “There is not an adult in this responders to Ground Zero after recalled what he knew. room who doesn’t remember the attacks. “A lot of people died, lives where they were and what they He highlighted events from the not-so-distant past to illus- were lost and planes crashed were doing on 9/11,” said Dr. trate that 9/11 was not a unique into buildings,” he said. “A lot Susan Hargis, WMS principal. event in America’s history; from of people died for our country.” “You were either just born or Janet Minchin’s class read a not born. You’re the first genthe Marines fighting pirates on the shores of Tripoli to keep- poem, and Dr. Pedro Ramirez eration without any memory or ing the Islamic State in Iraq recalled where he was on 9/11 recollection to come through and Syria at bay, America’s and the effect it had on the Wiesbaden Middle School.” military fights to keep America safe. “I challenge you to live your lives in honor of [those who died on 9/11] and do right every day,” said Howell. “Being good American citizens and studying hard in school is a way to honor them.” Howell added that when talking to his own kids about 9/11, Photo by Shayna Brouker he doesn’t sugarcoat Hainerberg students say the Pledge of Allegiance during the the truth. “I tell them, ‘There is 9/11 commemoration.

Photo by Carl Burnett

Members of the garrison’s Color Guard and the USAREUR Band take part in the 9/11 observance.

Community gathers to honor victims of 9/11 terrorist attacks For Lt. Col. Joseph Hissim, director of Emergency Services at U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden, the 9/11 attacks were a little more personal. During his time at Oxford Elementary School in 1984, a trip to the top of the World Trade Center was the highlight of everyone’s eighthgrade year. “I’m a little angry I’ll never get a chance to go back,” he said. “9/11 has become our generation’s ‘Where were you when JFK was shot?’”

Garrison employees and community members gathered at Veterans Park to remember the victims of 9/11. The U.S. Army Europe Band performed and the Wiesbaden Community Color Guard posted the colors. “This serves as a reminder as to why we continue to seek out those who would do us harm. I have never been more proud. God bless our German partners who have taken the fight to those who would threaten our way of life,” Hissim added.

Car shipping delay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Continued from page 1 Support Brigade – Logistics Readiness Center at mil 546-6071 or civ (0611) 143-546-6071. Reimbursement for a rental for up to $30 per day is authorized for service members after their car has arrived. If vehicle rental costs more than the amount authorized, service members can file an inconvenience claim with the contractor. Call (855) 389-9499 or email claims@ialpov.us or customerservice@ialpov.us. More information is available at www.pcsmypov.com. DoD civilians must file claims directly with IAL for rental car reimbursement if their car’s delivery is delayed. If a vehicle has not arrived past seven days of the RDD for service members, or for DoD civilians, the customer should contact IAL to file an inconvenience claim. If the vehicle is damaged upon arrival, customers have the option to receive an on-site settlement. They can also contact IAL to file a damage claim. Rental car and other expenses beyond the initial seven-day period for military members, and claims filed by DoD civilians, will be considered by IAL for reimbursement on a case-by-case basis. According to TRANSCOM, the vehicle deliveries are improving. In a press release dated Aug. 28, Air Force Brig. Gen. Paul Guemmer, leader of

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TRANSCOM’s fusion cell handling the issue, said TRANSCOM’s assessment teams and contracting officer representatives have surveyed container freights and every vehicle at the shipping facilities to ensure IAL’s processes are on course and customers have reliable data on the delivery of their vehicles. “Our personnel deserve the best treatment from us and those we contract to serve with us,” said Guemmer. “Customers who are not getting what they deserve when dealing directly with IAL can always get in touch with the contracting officer representatives at the vehicle processing center or by emailing the USTRANSCOM POV Inspector General Customer Support Team.” Vehicle insurance policies may also be able to help service members and DoD civilians. The U.S. Automobile Association, one of the insurance providers for military members both stateside and overseas, offered advice for its customers. Rebecca Hirsch, a USAA spokeswoman, said the company is working with IAL to locate their vehicle, advise them of their rental car options through IAL, or assist them with rental car reimbursement through USAA if their policy has that particular coverage. She said IAL has accepted primary responsibility for

any damage caused in the shipping process and encouraged members to seek compensation with IAL first. “USAA auto insurance policies typically cover this kind of damage, but a deductible may apply,” said Hirsch. “If a member chooses this option, we’ll pursue the claim and attempt to recover the deductible paid by our member. We encourage our members to contact us directly to discuss claim questions or to determine if their situation has applicable coverage.” Lutz Dressel, a claims officer in the USAA Frankfurt office, encouraged members to check their cars carefully when picking them up from the vehicle processing center and be cautious about what they sign, as it may be hard to file a claim afterward. He offered hope for those still waiting. “We’ve received no claims of lost cars,” he said. “Most have shipped by now, and hopefully they will arrive soon.” A survey conducted by TRANSCOM confirmed that 95 percent of vehicles shipped after Aug. 1 arrived on time. The 405th AFSB LRC also provides a community shuttle bus for DoD ID cardholders that runs between Hainerberg Housing, Mainz-Kastel and Clay Kaserne. The schedule is available at www.wiesbaden.army. mil/sites/directorates/WiesbadenDOLInternet/Documents/BusSchedule.pdf. (Chrystal Smith contributed to this story.)

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Magic brings youths together in Bierstadt Story and photos by Shayna Brouker

U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Public Affairs Office

No matter where you’re from, magic shows are really cool. That was the idea behind Manioli’s magic show at the Bierstadt fairgrounds Sept. 8. Every year, Heimatverein Bierstadt e.V. hosts a breakfast for schoolchildren on the last morning of the Bierstadt Kerb (festival), and this was the first year they shared the fun with American children. More than 50 first-graders, parents, teachers and administrators from Aukamm Elementary School attended the magic show filled with tricks and laughter. “They made a very nice offer for our children to come and enjoy their magic show and breakfast,” said Peter

Witmer, school liaison officer, who translated Manioli’s jokes and musings for the American audience. “It’s something that you would expect from a great neighbor like Bierstadt … credit to the organizers for putting together something equally appealing to both Germans and Americans, because it overcame language barriers.” U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden’s commander, Col. Mary Martin, attended the opening night of the fest in the Wiesbaden suburb that many Americans call home. “We are very happy that Americans have come to the fest. It’s good for them to see it,” said Thomas Rock, chief of Heimatverein Bierstadt e.V. “Many Americans know Germans here.” The fest is held annually in early September.

German and American children enjoy a performance by Manioli the Magician (pictured photo left) at the Bierstadt Kerb (festival). More than 50 American first-graders, parents, teachers and administrators from Aukamm Elementary School were invited to join their German counterparts at a special performance and breakfast Sept. 8.

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U.S. runners support city’s 25-Hour Run By Karl Weisel

U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Public Affairs Office

Thousands of feet pounded the pavement in the Wiesbaden Kurpark Sept. 13-14. More than 100 Wiesbaden military community members were among the scores of athletes of all ages taking part in the annual Wiesbaden 25-Hour Run. The event, hosted by the Wiesbaden Sports Promotion Organization, raises money to help fund the training of future world-class athletes. “It’s my third time doing this,” said Sgt. Phillip Curiel, team captain of the Road Hazards. The competitive team, traditionally made up of Wiesbaden Health Clinic members, this year included several U.S. Army Europe runners to help round out the 10-person squad. With only a handful of runners back from last year and several committed to other events during part of the run, including the annual Wounded Warrior Soldiers Ride, Curiel said he wasn’t exactly sure how things would proceed in the early hours of the event on Saturday. “We only had about six people until 6 p.m. but by the end we had 10 and we were rolling pretty well. Overnight was rough,” he said. “It just took a lot of mental and physical power to get through it.” At 11 a.m. on Sunday, 25 hours after the start of the run, the Road Hazards were among the top 10 competitive teams to finish — a record for an American team over the 10 years that

the event has been held — racking up 355 laps. Teams range from 10-member “competitive” teams to up to 25-member “fun” teams. This year some 88 teams, including five from the U.S. military community, joined the charity effort. Two individual runners, Jens Hilpert (back once again) and newcomer Donielle Wolfe, ran the entire 25 hours. Wolfe, who was sponsored by the Andrews Federal Credit Union, took over from her husband, Chris, who flew solo for the past several years. By the end of the 25 hours Hilpert ran 153 laps (each lap around the park is just shy of a kilometer) and Wolfe finished 128 laps. During an awards ceremony at the race’s conclusion, the top runners and teams were recognized with certificates and prizes. Among those honored were Hilpert, Wolfe and members of the Road Hazards. “It’s a great experience — great camaraderie — everyone is incredibly friendly,” said Curiel, adding that having a constant flow of fellow runners on the track leading and coming up from behind helps motivate him to keep on going. Runners can look forward to Wiesbaden Sports and Fitness Center’s five-kilometer Zombie Run Oct. 18. Runners, walkers, strollers and pets on leashes are welcome — and costumes are encouraged. Registration opens at 7 a.m. at the fitness center for the free event (the first 125 to register get a free T-shirt).

Photo by Karl Weisel

Jens Hilpert and Donielle Wolfe celebrate running the entire 25 hours during the concluding awards ceremony. Wolfe, an Andrews Federal Credit Union employee, ran well over 100 kilometers — 128 laps.

Photos by Karl Weisel

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Runners keep up the pace while nearing the end of Wiesbaden’s 25-Hour Run. Photo left: Captain America, alias Staff Sgt. Phillip Rictor, blasts around the Kurpark track. Photo right: Chief Warrant Officer 3 Olga Elliot racks up the laps with the Road Hazards.

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‘Spiritual fitness can help lighten the load’ “Spiritual resiliency is more important than most pillars,” said Hissim, as he further explained that Instead of hitting the road, U.S. according to research, people who Army Garrison Wiesbaden Soldiers subscribe to religious practice tend hit their knees (so to speak) to work to be less prone to such things as out another aspect of fitness Sept. 12. violence, suicide and depression. During a time usually designated Capt. Danielle Pappas, USAG as physical training, Soldiers gath- Wiesbaden’s Headquarters and ered to hear inspirational words and Headquarters Detachment comsong at a quarterly Prayer Breakfast mander, said the purpose of the assembly in the Community Activity garrison gathering was to build team Center to bolster spiritual fitness. spirit, motivate, build camaraderie “Spiritual fitness can help lighten and to encourage the force. your load,” said Lt. Col. Joseph HisAfter everyone got a chance sim, director of Emergency Services, to enjoy a traditional American quoting the former chief of chaplains breakfast, Maj. James Foster, deputy retired Maj. Gen. Douglas Carver, garrison chaplain, shared a message who, in an article published Dec. 15, focused on personal ethics to uplift 2010, spoke about the many stressors and embolden the group. in military life such as combat, health He reminded them, “We are carand accomplishing the mission. “He rying the trust of our nation with us said, ‘Soldiers tend to carry such wherever we go.” things in their rucksacks and spiritual He tethered the characteristics of practice can lighten the load.’” Soldiers to those of people of faith, While much focus is generally on highlighting that both “walk accordthe Soldier’s physical shape, Hissim ing to our expectations in faith, and reminded those in attendance of the sometimes we struggle with our relevance of keeping spiritually fit. faith,” he said, explaining that ethiBy Chrystal Smith

U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Public Affairs Office

cal decisions become difficult when coupled with worldly cares such as peer pressure and the desire to fit in. Foster shared a couple of accounts where Soldiers acting out of ethical instinct made the choice to do the “gut” thing instead of what training and standard operational procedure dictated to effect vital outcomes. “I generally advise people to operate according to the golden rule,” he said, challenging those in attendance to do a little introspection. “In a split second, how do you respond? Do you hold true to who you are?” The breakfast meeting also included a Bible scripture reading (Psalm 93:1) and the “Lord’s Prayer” performed by Sharron Powell. According to officials, the garrison chaplaincy’s effort is aimed at offering a prayer breakfast quarterly to bolster Soldier spiritual fitness and hopes to offer the next event in December. Contact Sgt. 1st Class Faustin Desir for more information at mil 548-5174.

Photo by Chrystal Smith

Lt. Col. Joseph Hissim, U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden’s director of Emergency Services, talks about spiritual fitness during a community prayer breakfast.

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Community notes ... Community notes Army Family Action Plan

Reduced Customs hours

Let your voice be heard through The Wiesbaden Customs Office will the annual Wiesbaden Army Family have reduced hours Sept. 25 during the Action Plan. Submit issues of concern Suicide Prevention Stand-Down Day. It by Sept. 30. Visit the garrison’s home will be closed from about 9:15 a.m. to page at www.wiesbaden.army.mil and 3 p.m. that day so that staff can attend click on the AFAP link (bottom right) the stand-down day. under Community Notes for a link to Take Back the Night the submission page. Call Army ComThe U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden munity Service at civ (0611) 143-548holds a Take Back the Night Candlelight 9202 for details. Walk (aimed at preventing domestic Hessen AWAG Seminar violence) Oct. 22 at 6 p.m. in Hainerberg The Hessen Chapter of AWAG Housing starting at Army Community (Americans Working Around the Globe) Service (Building 7790). Call civ (0611) holds its annual Hessen Area Seminar 143-548-9201 for details. Oct. 2 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Foreign-born spouse Wiesbaden Entertainment Center. All support group community volunteers are invited to A foreign-born spouse support group build their skills, learn about transition- meets Oct. 8 at 11 a.m. at the Army Coming from volunteering to a career or to munity Service Annex, Apt. 1 on Texas simply brush up on their life skills. Cost Strasse in Building 7780 in Hainerberg is $20 for the day of informative classes Housing. and a catered lunch. Register online at Youth of the Chapel www.awagonline.org/hessen.html. The High School Outreach Club Fall Bazaar meets Mondays from 5:30-7:15 p.m. Wiesbaden Family, Morale, Welfare starting Sept. 29. The Middle School and Recreation hosts the 2014 Commu- Outreach Club will meet Tuesdays nity Fall Bazaar Oct. 17-19 in Hangars from 3-4:30 p.m. starting Sept. 30. A 1035 and 1036 on Clay Kaserne. More Middle School Bible Study group meets than 75 vendors will be featured. Open- Wednesdays from 4-5:45 p.m. and a ing times are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 17 High School Bible Study group meets Wednesdays from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The and 18, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 19. clubs and groups meet in Building 7750 Pancake breakfast in Hainerberg Housing. The Knights of Columbus Rhein Main Council 10292 holds a pancake Play in the playground Army Community Service’s Family breakfast Sept. 28 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Army Community Service Advocacy Program holds play in the playground Sept. 26 from 10:30 a.m. Cafeteria in Hainerberg Housing.

to noon. Come out and enjoy fun activities for toddlers/preschoolers including bubbles, parachute games, water tables and more. Call civ (0611) 143-9201 for more information.

New library hours

The Wiesbaden Library is now 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.

Host nation orientation

Dec. 21 featuring an Oktoberfest, wine, a Turkish Bazaar, antiques and more.

CPR/first aid class

The Wiesbaden American Red Cross offers a standard CPR/AED/first aid training class Sept. 27. Stop by the Red Cross in Building 1206 on Wiesbaden’s Clay Kaserne for details.

Shofar services, meals

Shofar services and festive meals will be held Sept. 25 and 26 at 4 p.m. at the Clay Chapel. A Yom Kippur service will be held Oct. 3 at 6:30 p.m. at the Hainerberg Chapel and Oct. 4 at the Wiesbaden Synagogue. Contact Chaplain (Capt.) David Ruderman at david.n.ruderman.mil@mail.mil for more information.

All service members, civilians and family members are invited to attend one of the host nation orientations to pick up tips on the culture, language and ways to get around Wiesbaden. The orientations are held every Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and start at the Wiesbaden ‘Stay Green With EFMP’ The second annual Exceptional FamEntertainment Center (upstairs). Bring ily Member Program Seminar “Stay euros for lunch. Green with EFMP” will be held Oct. 22 Sponsorship training from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Tony Bass Soldier and civilian sponsorship Auditorium on Clay Kaserne. EFMP training is held the third Thursday of holds Teen Talk, a Parent and Teen every month from 1:30-2 p.m. at the Support Group, Oct. 16 at 3 p.m. at 57 Education Center on Clay Kaserne Texas Strasse, Apt. 3, in Hainerberg (Classroom 8). Housing.

Mainz-Kastel breakfast

Charley’s Steakery at the MainzKastel Storage Station food court is now offering breakfast Monday to Friday from 7:30-10:30 a.m.

AAFES Tent Sale

The Hainerberg Shopping Center Exchange holds Tent Sales through

Financial Readiness training

Army Community Service’s Financial Readiness Program offers a First Term Financial Readiness class Sept. 26 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The class will be held in Building 1023W, Room 107 on Clay Kaserne. Call mil 548-9201 or civ (0611) 143-548-9201.

Photos courtesy of Andrews Federal Credit Union

Serving those who serve

Mikel Russell, Human Resources and Marketing manager for Andrews Federal Credit Union (above right), helps serve people during a special meal in September. AFCU regularly teams up with Steak Team Mission to serve service members meals as a way of giving back to the military community. Members of the Wiesbaden-based credit union served service members and civilians in Mons, Belgium; Paris, France; and will head to the Sinai Peninsula on Veterans Day to provide a festive meal for some 2,000 Soldiers serving as part the multinational peacekeeping mission. “There is never enough we can do in support of our troops,” said Jim Hayes, AFCU’s president and chief executive officer.

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Schools page — Partners in education

Show Me the College Money Seminar offers help to students and parents in navigating college application and financial aid process By Chrystal Smith

U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Public Affairs Office

There were millions of reasons why local high school students and parents showed up for a recent workshop for easing the load for academics after high school. Sixty-five parents and students turned out for the Show Me the College Money seminar Sept. 15 at the Wiesbaden Teen Center in Hainerberg Housing to get a few tips on navigating the college application and financial aid process. “Last year Wiesbaden High School seniors were awarded about $2.5 million in scholarships,” said Peter Witmer, school liaison officer, emphasizing the reason why he, representing Child Youth and School

Services, along with Military Child Education Coalition’s Parent to Parent Program, Wiesbaden High School and Central Texas College teamed up to offer such seminars in the community. “It is a big undertaking to send students from overseas locations to colleges and universities in the United States.” Show Me the College Money is a series of awareness workshops for students and parents seeking guidance on how to approach the college application process. The seminars also give insight into the variety of scholarship and financial aid opportunities offered to potential college students. The seminar passes along proven strategies and approaches

and other information related to securing monies, awards and grants-in-aid for students seeking secondary education. During the recent seminar, attendees received a “truckload of information,” said Witmer. Parents received an overview of what is needed to move through the process, guidance on what situations specifically apply when sifting through the abundance of information and choosing the right college for scholarships and financial aid. The next seminar will be offered Sept. 29 where topics — as requested by attendees of the Sept. 15 session — will include “digging deeper into locating scholarships,” “finding financial aid options” and “reviewing timelines and processes for submitting applications and scholarships.” Contact the school liaison officer with CYSS at mil 548-9305 or civ (0611) 143-548-9305 for more information.

WHS gears up for year of growth Story and photo by Shayna Brouker

U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Public Affairs Office

There was standing room only in the gym at Wiesbaden High School as administrators welcomed students and teachers to a new year at the school’s open house Sept. 11. New Principal Greg Hatch highlighted the school’s “fantastic” accreditation visit that happened in spring that rated WHS the second highest in Europe. “You’re coming to an outstanding school,” he said. Though the campus is like a community college in that students attend some classes in portable classrooms, they have adjusted well, he added. The school began a three-year construction project for about 50 classrooms and office areas. More than 600 students attend WHS. A new “parent connection” feature on the online interactive forum Grade Speed will inform parents when their child’s grade has dropped to a certain level. “If there is anything we can do to make your child’s education experience better, let us know,” said Doug Earle, deputy garrison commander. Peter Witmer, school liaison officer, mentioned there are “2.5 million

reasons” to attend the “Show Me the College Money” seminar held Sept. 15, a nod to the $2.5 million in schol- Kathy McBurney, a freshman applied physics teacher, a r s h i p briefs students and teachers on what to expect in her m o n e y class for the school year during open house Sept. 11. earned by into her classroom furnished with last year’s graduating class. The couches to facilitate more comfortseminar will be held again on Sept. 29. able conversation about Shakespeare Then it was time to begin class. plays and novels. Students and parents attended each “I’m so glad your kids signed up class on their schedule for eight for Shakespeare,” she said, going minutes, switching for five minutes. over the curriculum that includes Kathy McBurney, physics ap- “Hamlet,” “Taming of the Shrew” plications for freshmen teacher, and “Henry IV.” “We’re going to said her class would be fun but very have a lot of fun.” challenging and acknowledged that The parent/student handbook is the transition to middle school to updated at the beginning of the school high school is tough. She challenged year and posted on the school website. parents to keep doing their jobs, but It contains many important items of to also start putting their children in information that will help parents and charge of their education. students organize the school year, as “They have to make the choice to well as answer questions regarding learn,” she said. “The payoff is great. expectations for students. Visit www. It feels really good to be successful.” dodea.edu/Europe/Kaiserslautern/ Down the hall, Lee Carter wel- Wiesbaden/WiesbadenHS for more comed parents and freshmen students information.

School bits Hainerberg happenings

Hainerberg Elementary School’s Parent Teacher Organization sponsors Pickle Day Oct. 2. There will be no school for students Oct. 10 during a teacher in-service day, Oct. 13 for Columbus Day and Oct. 31 during a teacher work day. PTO Popcorn Day is Oct. 17 and the PTO Fall Festival Bingo and Costume Contest event will be held Oct. 24 starting at 6 p.m. Parent-teacher conferences will be held Nov. 7 and 10 (no school for students). Call Hainerberg Elementary School at civ (0611) 705-2220 for information on these and other upcoming events.

Photo Contest canceled

Thanks to Eva Jackson and Julie Riley for making the effort to contribute to our Back-to-School Photo Contest. Unfortunately, they were the sole entries, and as a result, we were forced to cancel the contest. See the garrison’s Facebook page for a couple of their submissions.

High school roundup

Seniors submitting a photo for the yearbook should make sure it is a high resolution .jpg and email it to wade.krauchi@eu.dodea.edu by Oct. 15. For more information about the school’s Booster Club contact club president, Robyn Wisti, at robyn. wisti@gmail.com. The European Parent Teacher Association will be awarding scholarships to 2015 graduating seniors. Application deadline is March 3, 2015. Contact Lois Dent at lois.dent@eu.dodea. edu for details.

Free/reduced lunches, glasses

Families may be eligible for free or reducedprice school lunches and eyeglasses based on size and income. Pick up an application at your child’s school, check with Parent Central Services at civ (0611) 143-548-9356.

College Night

The annual Kaiserslautern College Information Night will be held at the Special Events Center on Rhine Ordnance Barracks Oct. 2 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Representatives — both college staff members and European-based alumni — from some 90 colleges and universities will be on hand at this event with information on scholarship and financial support programs. Contact Rheinland-Pfalz School Liaison Officer Lynn Rice at lynn.s.rice.naf@mail.mil for more information.

You Made the Grade

Military students can turn good grades into rewards with the Army and Air Force Exchange Service’s You Made the Grade program. First-graders to high school seniors who maintain a B average or higher are eligible for the program that rewards academic excellence with an AAFES coupon booklet containing free offers and discounts. Students, including those who are home-schooled, can receive the You Made the Grade booklet by presenting a valid military ID and proof of an overall B average at their nearest Exchange customer service area. Eligible students can pick up one coupon booklet for each qualifying report card. (AAFES Public Affairs Release)

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Sports and leisure

Take a hike:

By Donald Seltzer Volksmarch Editor

Volksmarching notes

@ Many thanks to readers Pat and

Cheryl Patterson, Barbara MacDonald, Bob and Pat Kiebler, and Johnette Scott for providing event brochures. @ Take a moment to grab a set of brochures from the Werber table and send them via no-cost MPS to Donald Seltzer, PSC 2 Box 10684, APO AE 09012. @ Look for additional event choices at www.wiesbaden.army.mil/hunion/ Takeahike.htm.

Weekend of Sept. 27-28

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olschviller, France (57730) — This event is south of St. Avold and offers a variety of trails, to include a Saturday-only marathon. Volksmarchers will find the event easily reached via Autobahn 6. From the KMC, use Autobahn 6 past Saarbrücken toward the border, continuing toward Metz as it becomes A320 in France. Use the Carling (39) exit, drive through St. Avold toward Altviller, and connect with D20 to bring you to Folschviller. Consider a visit to the American Military Cemetery at St. Avold before returning home.

Start: Centre Socio-Culturel et Sportif Marcel Martin Saturday: 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. (10 km), 7 a.m. to noon (20 km), 7-10 a.m. (30 km) and 7-9 a.m. (42 km) Sunday: 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. (10 km), 7 a.m. to noon (20 km) and 7-10 a.m. (30 km) Trail: Unknown Award: None (shorter trails) or patch and certificate (marathon).

Weekend of Oct. 3-5

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achsenhausen (56340) — Participants will be rewarded for the long drive with trails winding along the edge of the Naturpark Nassau southeast of Koblenz. From Wiesbaden, a scenic drive uses B-42 and B-260 toward Koblenz, then connects with B-274 to reach Bogel. Follow secondary roads to Ruppertshofen, Gemmerich and the start at Dachsenhausen.

Start: Bürgerhaus at Emser Strasse 2a Saturday and

Dinner Theater Showcase

Tickets are now on sale for the second annual Amelia Earhart Playhouse Dinner Theater Showcase to be held at the Community Activity Center Oct. 4 at 6:30 p.m. “Pastiche,” a romantic comedy, is

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Sunday: 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. (5, 10 and 20 km) Trail: Mostly hilly, woods Award: None.

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unkel/Lahn (65594) — This Friday event, held annually on the German Reunification holiday, brings wanderers to the Limburg area for the “Germany Wanders — Germany Helps” campaign to benefit Cystic Fibrosis Research. The walk is north of Wiesbaden and east of Limburg. Use Autobahn 3 toward Köln. Exit at Limburg-Süd (43), use B-8 through Lindenholzhausen and Niederbrechen, then pick up a secondary road to reach the start at Runkel.

Start: Altstadt-Cafe Runkel at Burgstr. 2 Friday: 8 a.m. to noon (6 and 11 km) Trail: Hilly, woods and fields Award: The satisfaction of knowing €0.95 of your start fee goes to the research.

Wednesday, Oct. 8

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ainz-Gonsenheim (55124) — This midweek walk is easily reached via Autobahn and is just north of Mainz. More importantly, the event advertises new routes for the 6- and 10-km trails. (It’s been quite some time since the trails have been updated.) From Wiesbaden, use Schiersteiner Strasse past the Esso station and over the bridge to the Mainz-Gonsenheim exit. Follow IVV signs or trail-marking tape to reach the start.

Start: Karl-Geib-Haus at Kapellenstrasse 44 Wednesday: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. (6 km) and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. (10 km) Trail: Flat, mostly stroller-friendly trails, woods; both routes advertised as new. Award: None.

Weekend of Oct. 11-12

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eidelberg-Emmertsgrund (69126) — This event is south of Heidelberg and east of the now-closed Patrick Henry Village. From Wiesbaden, use Autobahn 5 south to the HeidelbergSchwetzingen exit (38), then follow signs toward Leimen. Turn off on a secondary road leading to Emmertsgrund.

A shuttle service to the start hall is provided from the parking area. From the KMC, use Autobahns 6 toward Mannheim and Stuttgart, 656 toward Heidelberg, and 5 toward Basel. Exit at Heidelberg-Schwetzingen (38) and follow signs toward Leimen. Use a secondary road leading to Emmertsgrund and the parking area.

Start: Bürgerhaus with parking shuttle from Fabrik Heidelberger Leben AG at Forum 7 in HD-Emmertsgrund Sunday: 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. (5 and 10 km) and 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. (15 km) Trail: Mostly flat, fields and some woods Award: None.

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iesbaden-Frauenstein (65201) — With its location near the Wiesbaden garrison’s Rheinblick Golf Course, consider tossing your clubs in the trunk and get some practice in at the driving range or putting green after walking the trails. From Wiesbaden, connect onto A-66 in the direction of Rüdesheim, then exit at Frauenstein (2). Follow IVV directional signs on the minor road leading to Frauenstein and the Alfred-Delp-Strasse. From the KMC, use Autobahns 6 toward Mannheim, 63 toward Mainz, 60 and 643 toward Wiesbaden, and 66 toward Rüdesheim. Exit at Frauenstein (2) and take a minor road to the start at Frauenstein.

Start: Alfred-Delp-Schule at Alfred-Delp-Str. 53 Sunday: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. (6 and 10 km) and 8 a.m. to noon (20 km) Trail: Unknown but expect somewhat hilly, wooded areas and neighborhoods Award: None.

Weekend of Oct. 18-19

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arbergen-Daisbach (65326) — This event is in the Naturpark Rhein-Taunus south of Limburg. Wanderers will enjoy the fall colors while completing one of a variety of trails. From Wiesbaden, use Autobahn 3 toward Limburg and exit at Bad Camberg (44). Follow secondary roads through the towns of Beuerbach, Ketternschwalbach and Panrod to reach the start in Daisbach. Start: Haus der Vereine at Schulstrasse 8 (parking at Am Volpertsberg 2) Saturday and Sunday: 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. (6 km), 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. (11 km), 7 a.m. to noon (18 km) and 7-11 a.m. (26 km) Trail: Very hilly, woods Award: From previous events.

Things to do ... Things to do

Movies in the castle

Wiesbaden’s Schloss Biebrich features the English-language version of the documentary movie “Beware of Mr. Baker,” about Cream drummer Ginger Baker, Sept. 30 at 8 p.m. Schloss Biebrich also hosts the 16th annual International Film Festival Oct. 30 to Nov. 2. Visit www.filme-im-schloss. de for more information.

A guide to volksmarching in the Kaiserslautern/Wiesbaden area

rated PG-13. Visit the Amelia Earhart Playhouse on Facebook for ticket information.

Area concerts

Irish Folk Festival Nov. 16 Outdoor Rec trips and the New Spirit Gospel Join Wiesbaden Outdoor Choir Wiesbaden Dec. 14. Recreation for a trip to TropiVisit www.frankfurter-hof- cal Island and the Black Forest mainz.de for details on these Sept. 27-28, Greece and Italy and other upcoming concerts Dec. 22 to Jan. 2. Call civ (0611) in the area. 143-548-9801 for details.

The Eberbach Monastery presents Jan Garbarek and the Hilliard Ensemble Oct. 2 and 4 at 8 p.m. Mainz’s Phoenix Halle Highlights of history Mainz Oktoberfest features Elvis Costello Oct. 12 The Eberbach Monastery Mark your calendars for at 8 p.m. Mainz’s Frankfurter presents an English-language the biggest Oktoberfest in Hof presents Ma- “Lumostory — Highlights of Rheinland-Pfalz — the Mainz lia and Band Oct. History” event Oct. 12 with Oktoberfest Oct. 9-19 and 25, Lisa Stansfield the doors opening at 7 p.m. 23-26 at the Messepark in Oct. 29, Colosseum It will feature a light, music Nov. 2, the Ameri- and history show covering Mainz-Hechtsheim. Visit www. can Cajun Blues 900 years of monastery his- oktoberfest-in-mainz.de. and Zydeco Fes- tory including a performance Museum Castellum tival Nov. 5 and 6, by jazz musician Alexander Explore the 2,000-year Marla Glen Nov. von Wangenheim. Visit www. history of Mainz-Kastel at the 7, Tower of Power Nov. 12, tickets.kloster-eberbach.de for Museum Castellum adjacent to A Taste of Africa Nov. 15, the tickets. the Theodor Heuss Bridge on

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the bank of the Rhein River in Mainz-Kastel. The free museum is open every Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Guided tours can be arranged for other times by visiting www. museum-castellum.de. The museum features a special exhibit through Nov. 16 commemorating the 70th anniversary of the destruction of Kastel by Allied bombers on Sept. 8, 1944.

USO travel

Join the USO for trips to Munich Oktoberfest Sept. 27, Strasbourg and Haut Königsbourg Castle Sept. 27, Riesling Route Sept. 28, Berlin Nov. 7-10 and Christmas in Bassano del Grappa, Italy, Dec. 22-26. Stop by any area USO or call civ (0611) 143-548-5106 for more information.

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Sports and leisure 10 miles to glory Four thousand and thirty-eight miles from the famed Army 10-Miler’s home in Washington, D.C., more than 80 runners took part in Wiesbaden’s satellite 10-Miler on Clay Kaserne Sept. 20. John King came in first with a time of 1 hour, 10 minutes, 12 seconds. His wife Phyllis was the first female finisher with a time of 1:20.26 (photo with trophies far right). The Commander’s Cup event awarded first place to the Honey Badgers (Headquarters and Headquarters Service Company, 24th Military Intelligence Battalion), second place to Phoenix (2nd MI Battalion) and third place to the Apaches (Company A, 24th MI Battalion). “They came in like wild salmon going upstream, before the bear gets them,” Spc. D’Lexis Cooley, Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers president, commented on the runners. BOSS volunteers assisted with race operations.

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Sports shorts ... Sports shorts ... Sports shorts The Wiesbaden Fitness Center hosts the Fall Fitness Fair Sept. 28 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) 143-548-9830 for more information.

Staedel Museum on the Sachsenhausen bank of the Main River and takes participants over the river into the city and back across the river to the finish line. Race day registration starts at 8 a.m. with registration closing at 10 a.m. The two-kilometer walk kicks off at 10:40 a.m. and the five-kilometer run starts at 11:20 a.m. Visit www.komen.de for more information.

Recreational shooting

High school sports action

Fitness Fair

Head to the Wackernheim Range (Ober-Olmer Strasse 37, 55263) to enjoy some recreational shooting Sept. 27, Oct. 25, Nov. 15 or Dec. 13. 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) 143-548-9801 for more information.

Race for the Cure

Join Wiesbaden High School members and others in helping raise money for breast cancer research during the annual Susan Komen Race for the Cure run/ walk in Frankfurt Sept. 28. The event starts near the

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 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 Volksmarching Club

The Wiesbaden International Wandering Club is now an official private organization — already recognized by the DVV and IVV. WIWC members are entitled to participate in bus trips as well as monthly meetings and other events. Find out about upcoming events by visiting www.wiwc-volksmarching.de or come to a general membership and information meeting on the third Monday of each month at the Landchen Restaurant and Sportsbar (Oberfeld 7, 65205 Wiesbaden-Erbenheim).

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.

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For your health Ready and Resilient ... Ready and Resilient

‘Hunt the good stuff’ to bolster resiliency By Tom Blakely

U.S.Army Garrison Wiesbaden Ready and Resilient Director

It has often been said that optimism is something that can’t be taught. You are either a glass is half-full or a glass is half-empty kind of person. This misconception, however, could not be further from the truth. Numerous studies have shown that optimism, when systematically trained through a deliberate and clear methodology, can be developed and enhanced. For the Army, this methodology is known as “Hunt the Good Stuff.” Traditionally taught as one of the first resiliency skills within the Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness, or CSF2 program, the skills developed within this course will enhance an individual’s level of optimism and, ultimately, enable him or her to better deal with life’s problems. According to Tony Garcia, the U.S. Army Europe

CSF2 Program manager, “Master Resilience Trainers in the unit and the community (Army Community Services or spouse) are well trained in the resilience skills. The way they begin to teach optimism is by training the community to ‘Hunt the Good Stuff,’ the first step to gratitude and optimistic thought.” “Hunt the Good Stuff” is designed to counter negativity bias and create positive emotion, as you notice and analyze what is good. One of the easy ways to achieve this goal is to start recording three good things each day in a journal. Write a reflection next to each positive event about why the good thing happened, what this means to you, what you can do to enable more of the good thing and ways you can contribute to this good thing. We are often caught up by a negative event that we focus upon throughout the day. By forcing yourself to look for the positives, though, you will quickly begin to seek out these types

of activities as opposed to dwelling on the negatives. This skill doesn’t end when you leave work, though, and it can easily be applied to your family life and outside activities. For example, simply asking your children to name the positive things that happened during the day over dinner can greatly improve your family’s resilience and overall optimism. To learn how to Hunt the Good Stuff, contact your unit’s Master Resiliency Trainer or visit http://csf2. army.mil. Civilians and family members can learn about these programs through ACS’ master resiliency trainers. (Editor’s note: This article is a first in a series that will focus on the various components of the CSF2 resiliency program.)

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When an event and the memory of it are too distressing to handle, people tend to go to great lengths to avoid them. Avoidance can mean not going to certain places, not talking to certain people, or even drinking an insane amount of alcohol to quiet down nightmares and get some sleep. The problem is that avoiding the reminders of an event can make the memories seem just as real as the actual event. All these reactions are actually quite normal and are designed to help us survive. In fact, you’ve probably experienced avoidance behaviors all your life. Think about it — when you were a child, did you ever have a nightmare after seeing a scary movie? Or maybe you crossed the street to avoid the scary cat-lady’s house. If these behaviors get worse over time, or they don’t taper off after a few months, this just means your body is having a more difficult time putting the memory away. Professionals use six months as a benchmark timeframe. Some people take more or less time to process the memory. In any case, if these reactions are causing problems in your life, talk with a medical professional, behavioral health provider or chaplain.

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Bulletin board Movie plots

Tina Fey and Jason Bateman star in “This is Where I Leave You,” about grown siblings who must come together to confront their pasts when their father dies.

At the movies Sept. 25 to Oct. 11 Taunus Theater

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. Sept. 28 — The Maze Runner (PG-13) 4 p.m. This is Where I Leave You (R) 7 p.m. Sept. 29 — The Maze Runner (PG-13) 7 p.m. Oct. 1 — This is Where I Leave You (R) 7 p.m. Oct. 2 — The Maze Runner (PG-13) 7 p.m. Oct. 3 — The Equalizer (R) 7 p.m.

Oct. 4 — The Boxtrolls (PG) 4 p.m. The Equalizer (R) 6:30 p.m. Oct. 5 — The Boxtrolls (PG) 3 p.m. The Equalizer (R) 5 p.m. Oct. 6 — No Good Deed (PG-13) 7 p.m. Oct. 7 — Closed Oct. 8 — A Walk Among the Tombstones (R) 7 p.m. Oct. 9 — The Equalizer (R) 7 p.m. Oct. 10 — The Equalizer (R) 7 p.m. Oct. 11 — The Giver (PG-13) 2 p.m. The Judge (R) 4:30 p.m. Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (R) 6:30 p.m.

“The Boxtrolls” have an undeserved bad reputation among those who live above ground in this animated, feature film. Photo left: Denzel Washington is out for justice in “The Equalizer.”

The Equalizer — Denzel Washington plays McCall, a former black ops commando who has faked his death to live a quiet life in Boston. When he comes out of his selfimposed retirement to rescue a young girl, Teri (Chloe Moretz), he finds himself face to face with ultra-violent Russian gangsters. As he serves vengeance against those who brutalize the helpless, McCall’s desire for justice is reawakened. If someone has a problem, the odds are stacked against them and they have nowhere else to turn, McCall will help. The Boxtrolls (PG) — This animated feature tells the tale of the Boxtrolls, monsters who live underneath the streets of Cheesebridge and crawl out of the sewers at night to steal what the townspeople hold most dear: their children and their cheeses. At least, that’s the legend the townspeople have always believed. In truth, the Boxtrolls are a community of lovable oddballs who are raising as one of their own an abandoned and orphaned human boy named Eggs. When the Boxtrolls are targeted by a villainous exterminator who is bent on eradicating them, Eggs must venture aboveground to save them. Starring the voices of Ben Kingsley, Toni Collette and Elle Fanning. This is Where I Leave You (R) — When their father passes away, four grown siblings are forced to return to their childhood home and live under the same roof together for a week, along with their over-sharing mother and an assortment of spouses, exes and might-have-beens. Confronting their history and the frayed states of their relationships among the people who know and love them best, they ultimately reconnect in hysterical and emotionally affecting ways. Stars Jason Bateman, Tina Fey and Jane Fonda. 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.

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Cycling through France

Take the bike and tent to explore the back roads at your own pace Story and photos by Karl Weisel

U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Public Affairs Office

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ot air balloon passengers soar over the rising sun on their way to picturesque villages and extravagant chateaus in the Loire Valley. Herons, osprey, swans and gulls squawk as they settle in for breakfast on the broad, gently flowing river. Campers emerge from tents and trailers to heat coffee on portable stoves as the morning dew sparkles on the surrounding greenery. It’s another day of vacation in southern France. With an incredibly diverse physical landscape, amazing cuisine and a rich culture and history, this is one European country that seems to make everyone’s list of travel musts. One great way to save a little money and explore the nooks and crannies of the country is to combine a biking and camping holiday. Camping opportunities range from sleeping in a tent or fully equipped cabin in one of the holiday camps along the Mediterranean or Atlantic coasts to camping out on a grassy pasture along the Ardeche or Loire Rivers. Miles of marked biking trails in many of the popular tourist areas provide the ideal way to leave the car parked while venturing out and staying fit. A day’s drive from the Rhein-Main Region takes one into the heart of the Massif Central and Provence — lavender country where impressionist and expressionist artists were inspired to create enduring masterpieces. Campers will want to spend time exploring the gorges of the Ardeche, diving off the cliffs under the Roman aqueduct at Pont du Gard before heading farther south to the likes of Avignon, Aix-en-Provence and into the Camargue region where flamingos and white horses roam over the white sands and marshes separating the sea from coastal villages. A quick visit to the Wiesbaden Library offers travelers a wealth of informative literature and maps when planning a trip to France. Guides such

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Grand palaces, castles and manors, such as the Chateau De Chamb this captivating landscape. Photo left: Enjoying a freshly made mea

as the Fodor, Rough Guides and Lonely Planet books provide tips, historical background and useful details on places to visit. If one has the time and inclination, combining a beach and biking vacation is easy. Paved biking trails all along the coast in the Camargue take cyclists through this sandy marshland where water fowl gather and tourists flock to enjoy beach holidays and fishy feasts in marina-dominated coastal villages such as Grau Du Roi and StesMaries-de-la-Mer. Campgrounds, many offering direct access to the broad sandy beaches, are plentiful, with several featuring activities for children, grocery stores, restaurants and other amenities. Like most regions in France, vineyards are never far from sight in the Provence — and wine is plentiful — including being offered in huge casks in the Camargue campground stores where patrons are welcome to bring in their own containers to fill themselves. The Atlantic Coast of France likewise offers bikers and campers a wide range of opportunities. But be sure to make a stop at the medieval city of Carcassonne on the way across the Languedoc region. Spires and turrets beckon from high over the new section of town welcoming visitors to the old city enclosed within the massive stone walls of the fortress. Like Heidelberg’s Castle, it is an extremely popular travel destination, but still a must-see along the route. Continuing on to the Atlantic Coast, head up

to Bordeaux and the nearby town of Arcachon. This comfortable beach resort, set amidst the hundreds of kilometers of sandy beaches on the Cote d’Argent, welcomes scores of pleasure craft and beach-goers who seeking solace on the miles of beachfront and in the cafes and restaurants along the Arcachon Basin. One of the main attractions of the area is the Dune Du Pyla just south of Arcachon — a giant dune that stretches for several kilometers and offers paragliders the perfect launching pad for a soaring ride out over the waves of the Atlantic. A host of campgrounds are set among the pine trees that are slowly being swallowed up by the shifting sands of the dune. Marked bike trails lead visitors all along this spectacular coastline and into the pine forest where picnic grounds and an inviting zoo summon visitors to while away the hours. Be sure to join the locals in sampling a plate of Moules et frites — a large bowl of fresh mussels cooked in white wine with onions or cream — and served with a heaping helping of fresh fries. Wash it down with one of the region’s famed Bordeaux wines. Before heading to your next destination, browse through the guidebooks and try to decide how much time you’ll have for the next stop before heading home. From the Atlantic Coast, Brittany, the Dordogne and various other noted travel hotspots are within a half-day’s drive. A good place to round out a French holiday might be to spend a little time in the Loire Valley. Campgrounds along the river offer direct access

to various well-marked Loire River, through sun bedecked villages and to While there are any places to start explorin Site, the town of Blois of camping starting point a Blois a Vineuil (about fou from town). While simp camp is set in a grassy p and has hot showers, was and electrical hookups a Blois, itself, is worth know. The Chateau de kings, royal assassinatio cal intrigues — provides history and architecture Not far in either dire ers have their choice of 20 kilometers west of B Chaumont-Sur-Loire. T ace overlooking the Lo features regular art exh garden and a collection ,including a couple of B was supported by Jacqu Chaumont during Frank during the Revolutionar Heading east and s Loire at Saint-Dye abou the bike takes one to th Chambord. Intended as a King Francis I but not c death, Chambord is an e

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Top photo: Bathers on a beach in Arcachon. Above: Flamingos in a marsh in the Camargue. Left: Paragliders prepare to sail over the Atlantic from a dune at Pyla-sur-Mer.

bord, are plentiful in the Loire River Valley. Well-marked bike trails lead cyclists through al, baguette and the local grape after a good day of biking on the Loire River.

d bike trails along the nflower fields and flowero dazzling chateaus. number of outstanding ng this World Heritage ffers an ideal biking and at the Camping du Val de ur kilometers up the river ple (there’s no store), the park area along the river shing machines, wireless at the camp sites. h spending time to get to Blois — once home to ons and a host of politis a grand view of French e. ection on the Loire, bikchateaus to visit. About Blois lies the Chateau De This fairy-tale-like paloire from atop a hillside hibitions, an expansive n of portrait medallions Benjamin Franklin who ues-Donatien Le Ray de klin’s mission to France ry War. slightly away from the ut the same distance on he massive Chateau of a hunting lodge to serve completed until after his extravagant showcase of

whimsical Italian Renaissance architecture. With hundreds of rooms and staircases, visitors are invited to spend hours strolling through chambers and climbing out onto balconies, to boat on the adjacent Cosson River or to wander through the expansive Parc de Chambord — one of Europe’s largest game preserves — where wild boar and deer can be spotted. The chateau grounds also feature a host of eating choices from a full-course French set menu at the Chateau restaurant to various fast-food varieties such as cold, vegetable porridge and an open-faced sandwich (Tartine) served with a goblet of French beer. A few tips for driving in France: When using the paid freeways, stick to the marked speed limits (never more than 130 kilometers per hour) as radar traps are common; make sure to get in the correct lane when exiting the freeway (the one that accepts currency, rather than a European bank card — look for the euros sign); and same with gas stations — check to see if you can pay with cash in advance or make sure that they accept your credit card (many stations have no attendant on duty). Also, practice a few French phrases before setting out — it will be greatly appreciated by a population that seems to avoid speaking anything but French whenever possible. France, like the United States, is a vast treasure-trove offering visitors a lifetime of diverse sights, settings and historical sites to explore. Make sure to venture out beyond Paris to discover something unique to satisfy your tastes and sense of adventure.

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The fortress of Carcassonne surrounding the old town towers over the newer portions of the city. Photo left: People hike on Europe’s tallest dune on the Cote d’Argent for a lofty view of the Atlantic Ocean.

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Friday at the Teen Center before the big game: Members of the Wiesbaden Wildcats and the Wiesbaden Warriors Junior teams get motivated.

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Have fun with the locals Autumn market Thu, Sep 25 - Sun, Sep 28 Wiesbaden, Mauritius Platz The Autumn Market will take place from September 25 to 28 on Mauritius square in the Wiesbaden. On the 3 days, there will be a program for children and their families, including a puppeteer, a huge roll slide and more. There will be more than 50 stands with various products e.g. seasonal fruits and vegetables like apples and pumpkins, handmade jam and much more. The market will be open Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information visit www.wiesbaden.de EVENTS City festival Thu, Sep 25 – Sun, Sep 28 Wiesbaden, city center Take pleasure in the city festival from September 25 - 28. There will be a diverse and colorful, and varied program awaiting you. For more information visit www.wiesbaden.de Rochus market Fri, Sep 26 – Sat, Sep 27 Hanau-Großauheim, Rochusmarkt The Rochus market will take place from September 26 to 27 in HanauGroßauheim. This event is a popular and successful street festival attracting many visitors, to enjoy a variety of musical performances as well as activities for children. For more information visit www.gewerbeverein-grossauheim.de Wine fest Fri, Sep 26 – Mon, Sep 29 Boppard, Marktplatz Join the 75th wine fest in Boppard from September 26 to 29. During these few days you will hear live bands play and see a fireworks display on Saturday. Don’t miss Sundays big wine tasting event, where you and the family can enjoy the great ambiance. For more info visit www.boppard-tourismus.de Automobile exhibition Fri, Sep 26 – Sun, Sep 28 Wiesbaden, Schlossplatz The automobile exhibition takes place

every year during the city festival from September 26 to 28 on the Schlossplatz, in front of the town hall, you can view exhibits from more than 20 automotive dealers from the region. For more information visit www.wiesbaden.de Olympic ball night Sat, Sep 27 Wiesbaden, Kurhaus The Landessportbund Hessen (Hessian sports federation) has once again organized the Olympische Ballnacht (Olympic ball night) on September 27 in Wiesbaden’s Kurhaus. Enjoy an excellent program with artists, acrobats and live music. Numerous politicians will be in attendance for the announcement of Hessian’s athlete. Tickets are between €28 and €190. For more info see www.olympische-ballnacht.de Harvest festival Sat, Sep 27 – Sun, Sep 28 Wiesbaden, Warmen Damm The harvest festival will be celebrated from September 27 to 28. There will be a farmers market on both days, where you can buy fruit and vegetables. For more information visit www.wiesbaden.de Red wine fest Sat, Sep 27 – Sun, Oct 5 Ingelheim, Burgmauern Join the annual red wine fest in Ingelheim from September 27 to October 5. This romantic fest is around the castle walls and offers a colorful program. You will be able to try red and white wine as

well as sekt. For more information visit www.ingelheim.de Oktoberfest Thu, Oct 2 – Fri, Oct 3 Mainz-Kastel, Brauhaus Castel If you cannot make it to the original Oktoberfest in Munich, celebrate at the Brauhaus (brewery) in Mainz-Kastel on October 2 and 3. Tapping of the barrels will be at 7 p.m. On both days typical Oktoberfest music will be played by live bands and the “Bahia Dance Group” will entertain the visitors. No admission! Please call to reserve a table. For more info see www.brauhaus-castel.de Syndicate Festival Sat, Oct 4 Dortmund, Westfalenhalle Celebrate at the biggest festival for hard styles of electronic music, the Syndicate Festival in the Westfalenhalle in Dortmund on October 4 from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. On four floors national and international headliners, as well as newcomers, present hard core, hard style, hard techno and techno music to 20.000 fans. For more info and tickets in advance for €48 see www.syndicate-festival.de CONCERTS UB40 Fri, Sep 26 Wiesbaden, Dern´sche Square The British band UB 40 will be performing a free open air concert at the Dern’sche Gelände in Wiesbaden as part

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of the city festival on Friday, September 26. UB 40 will give their best with their famous “Can’t help falling in love” and newer pieces from their ‘Getting over the storm’ album released last year. For more information visit www.wiesbaden.de Iron & Wine Thu, Nov 6 Wiesbaden, Ringkirche Samuel Beam, better known by his stage and recording name Iron & Wine, is an American singer-songwriter. He has released five studio albums. You may know his song from the Twilight series, “Flightless Bird.” Ticket prices are €29.70. For more information visit www.eventim.de SPORTS Soccer Fri, Sep 26 Mainz, Coface Arena See a great soccer game on September 25 in the Coface Arena in Mainz when the 1. FSV Mainz 05 will play against TSG 1899 Hoffenheim. The game starts at 8.30 p.m. For more information visit www.mainz05.de Hockey Fri, Sep 26 Mannheim, SAP Arena On September 26, the Mannheim Adler will play against the Kölner Haie. The game starts at 7.30 p.m. Ticket prices start at €10. For more information visit www.saparena.de

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Story by Dennis Weaver Contributing writer So you grew pumpkins this year. Or maybe you will buy some to decorate the house or yard. Don’t throw them out; use them for baking. With pumpkin puree, you can make great baked goods from bread, to pies, to muffins. Sure you can buy canned pumpkin from the store but fresh is better, healthier, and you’ll save money. While we’re biased toward fresh pumpkin, quite frankly, in many recipes we have a hard time telling the difference between fresh and canned. And we often use commercially canned pumpkin for the convenience. Most recipes call for pumpkin puree but that’s not the only way you can use fresh pumpkin. You can grate fresh pumpkin and add it to your bread or muffins. It’s even good in a casserole or in a soup. Grated pumpkin will give you attractive flecks of orange in your bread or muffins and a little chewier texture. But since most recipes call for puree, here’s how to prepare it: 1. Cut a sugar or pie pumpkin in half. (Some thin-walled pumpkins are stringy and not as good for baking.) Remove the seeds. Place the halves in a baking pan, flesh side down with 3/4 inch of water in the pan. Bake for 1 1/2 hours at 350 degrees or until the flesh is tender. (For small quantities, you can cook the pumpkin in the microwave.)

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2. After the pumpkin has cooled, scoop the flesh out, place it in a food blender, processor, or your food mill and process it until it is smooth. If stringy filaments remain, strain it. 3. Often, especially from smaller or immature pumpkins, the puree will not be thick enough — a spoon should stand upright in the puree. To thicken, place the puree in a saucepan and cook, stirring often, until the puree becomes thicker. Use as you would canned pumpkin. Extra puree freezes well. If you are in a hurry, you can cook your pumpkin in the microwave or steam it on the stovetop. Cooked this way, it seems to have a higher water content than when baked. That’s okay but you will need to cook it down on the stovetop to remove some of the water — at least for some recipes. In some recipes, it doesn’t matter whether the puree is thin. If you add a thin puree to a yeasted bread recipe, you’ll have to add a little more flour to compensate. That’s not a problem. If you are making pancakes, the thinner puree just means less water or milk to get the same consistency. On the other hand, if you are making cookies or scones or muffins, balance matters. You can add more flour or less liquid and it may turn out okay but you won’t know without trying. Pumpkin Bread Recipe In the following bread recipe,

you may use a thinner puree. Just be prepared to adjust the amount of flour that you use to accommodate different moisture contents of the pumpkin puree. This is a great pumpkin bread recipe! It has an attractive orange color, it’s moist, and it’s packed with nutrition and flavor. We usually make it with white bread flour but you can substitute whole wheat flour. (If you use all whole wheat, add several tablespoons of wheat gluten.) The recipe calls for raisins but walnuts make it a great pumpkin bread also. This bread is not sweet like a dessert bread. You can add more sugar if you like. If you choose, add one cup of chopped walnuts. Incidentally, try this bread toasted with red current jelly. It is terrific! Ingredients • 5 1/2 to 6 1/2 cups white bread flour (you can substitute up to 3 cups whole wheat flour) • 1/4 cup brown sugar • 1 seven-gram packet of instant yeast • 1 1/3 cup warm water, 110 degrees • 1 tablespoon cinnamon • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves • 1 teaspoon ground ginger • 1 cup pureed pumpkin or canned pumpkin • 1/2 tablespoon salt • 6 tablespoons melted butter • 1 1/2 cups raisins, golden raisins, or currents Directions 1. Place half the bread flour,

sugar, and yeast in the bowl of your stand-type mixer. Add the warm water and beat with a dough hook until it is partially mixes. (The purpose of this mix is to hydrate the yeast.) 2. Add the rest of the flour, the spices, the pumpkin, the salt, and the butter. Knead with the dough hook at medium speed for four minutes. When the dough comes together, add the raisins and continue beating for the remainder of the four minutes or until the gluten is developed. You will likely need to adjust the moisture level either by adding flour or water. Place the dough in a greased bowl, turn once, and cover. Set the bowl in a warm place and allow it to double in size. 3. Grease two 9 x 5-inch loaf pans. Form two loaves, cover them, and let them rise until doubled and puffy. 4. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes or until done. The internal temperature should be at 190 to 200 degrees. Remove the loaves from the pans and let the bread cool on a wire rack. Baker’s Note: The pumpkin in this bread makes it very moist. Pumpkin has a very mild flavor and acts as background for the spices and this has a mild bread combination of spices. Add more spices if you prefer. Read more lifestyle stories at www.militaryingermany.com

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INTRODUCING LOCAL BUSINESSES Auto-Göller

It is a nice surprise to see a woman at the helm of a very successful and thriving car dealership in Wiesbaden. She is Frau Cornelia Bruns and she puts customer service and quality first. Auto-Göller is a 90-year family business proudly serving the American community. Auto-Göller is located in Wiesbaden-Biebrich, right between Clay Kaserne and Mainz-Kastel. The great location helps make the hassle of car repair a bit easier to handle. AutoGöller has a friendly and English-speaking staff that will assist you with all of your car repair needs. They specialize in the repair and maintenance of the following makes: VW, Audi and Skoda. However, they are able to repair all makes and models. Auto-Göller has a large selection of new and used cars too. The used cars are reliable and the new cars are very reasonably priced. Keep an eye on the ad in The Herald Union as Frau Bruns will be offering monthly specials throughout the year for your car maintenance. Frau Bruns and her friendly staff welcome you to Auto-Göller. For more information visit www.auto-goeller.de. Elise-Kirchner-Strasse 1 • 65203 Wiesbaden • 0611 - 967071

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The Boutique by Ursula Penk magically attracts her customers. Ursula and her fashion have that special something. Immediately after her apprenticeship, Ursula Penk opened her first boutique in Baden - Baden and even designs evening dresses that are presented at major fashion shows at the coveted hotel Badischer Hof. Inspired by her many international guests, Ursula moved to Dallas, where she organized styling workshops, such as ‘Color me beautiful’ and large fashion shows. Ursula returned to Germany, and has now been living in Wiesbaden for over 13 years. Her passion for fashion can be felt immediately. Ursula’s love for feminine and edgy fashion is represented in the style of clothing offered in her boutique. In order to serve as many customers as possible, Ursula offers German sizes 36 - 48, which is equivaltent to U.S. sizes 8-20. Visit Ursula’s Unique Fashion Store today and dive into the magical fashion world of Ursula Penk. Goldgasse 1-3 • 65183 Wiesbaden • 0611 - 341 329 00

Pappelhaus

This restaurant really stands out from the rest. At first you may think you have made a wrong turn, but instead you will see the American flag flying high and welcoming you. The restaurant looks like a Mediterranean villa that spills out to a large wraparound terrace on several different levels. The terrace is open through the fall season to enjoy the ‘outdoor grill’-type atmosphere. The scent of great food is everywhere and the happy and friendly staff are there for your service. Pappelhaus is famous for their Argentinian beef, which is served up as steak or as a delicious burger in several different sizes, depending on your appetite. Don’t forget to try their rosemary potatoes and Mediterranean grilled vegetables. Stop by for a cozy lunch or dinner as the weather gets cooler. Pappelhaus knows how to treat their American customer with special deals, hail & farewell parties and other events. Look for their ad in The Herald Union advertising special meal discounts throughout the year. If you see a man walking around, casually dressed and speaking respectfully to his staff and customers, it’s most likely the owner, Herr Ezzedine. He makes a great impression on his staff and customers alike. Remember that Pappelhaus welcomes you with a 10% discount with military ID. Now that’s a good start.

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Would you like to join a great team? Send your resumé per post or email to: TKS Telepost Kabel-Service Kaiserslautern · Attn: Christiane Hartmeyer Altes Forsthaus 2 · 67661 Kaiserslautern · bewerbung@tkscable.com

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ECCI, a US based DoD Contractor, is seeking a

Construction Project Scheduler

for a large construction project at Clay Kaserne, Wiesbaden, Germany. While the work will be predominantly office based, it will be in a construction environment. Strong MS Office Suite skills and excellent communication skills is a must. Fluency in German preferred. University Degree in Construction Management and/or Engineering or an advanced degree is a plus. Five years of experience working in a fast-paced construction environment preferred. The position will be available starting September 2014 and is a full-time temporary term position (40hrs/week) for the duration of the project (2 years).   Duties and responsibilities include the following: • Develop and Maintain Baseline Schedule per Regional Project Control Manager Acceptance • Perform weekly and monthly schedule updates and develop as-built schedule • Coordinate and prepare 3-week look-ahead schedules or as required by contract • Coordinate with Project Manager to document physical percent complete • Coordinate, Develop and update Long lead Materials Tracking and update schedule accordingly. • Preparation of required reports for Client invoices. • Preparation of Schedule Projection (What-if) and Time Impact Analysis per Regional Project Control Manager Acceptance • Preparation of Critical Path and Variance analysis reports for review with Regional Project Control Manager • Coordinate, develop WBS dictionary with Project Accountant Manager. • Prepare and submit revenue forecasts to Project Accountant. • Coordinate, Develop format with Project Accountant for information transfer on labor, equipment, materials, subcontracts, and other direct costs for Estimate to Complete (ETC) projections • Coordinate and update with Project Accountant on Monthly PSRs preparation • Review of subcontractor invoices prior to PM approval and submit to Project Accountant for payment processing. • Assist in REA Narrative Development as needed

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Education: This position requires a BS / BA in Construction Management and/or Engineering, advanced degree a plus. Equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted for this requirement Basic Qualifications include the following: • Excellent understanding of cost engineering principles including: estimating, planning and scheduling, Earned Value Management required. • Hands-on experience with resource loading and earned value functions of Primavera P3 and/or P6 Professional required. • Experience with CPM scheduling required. • Minimum 5 years work experience in Project Controls. p • Hands-On Experience with Oracle Primavera P3 and/or P6. Interested candidates should send their CV/Resume to: Ms. Shannon Haire at shaire@ecc.net ECCO GmbH Richard-Wagner-Str. 1 67655 Kaiserslautern

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Herald Union, Sep 25, 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 25, 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...