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Minimal changes for DPW, DOL and FMWR services By Chrystal Smith

U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Public Affairs Office

The Wiesbaden community will notice the Monday closure of the Defense Commissary Agency and changes in some

garrison services as a result of sequestration funding cuts and the administrative furlough of Army civilian employees after July 8. The implementation of an 11-day furlough of about 1,300 local Department of the Army civilians will mean that some highly patronized services will have to be adjusted or operate on different hours as leaders

ensure the action is carried out. Local national and nonappropriated funds employees, who perform a large share of the community’s front-door customer services, are exempt from the mandated unpaid leave, thus no significant changes will be evident to customers using many of the functions under the Directorates of Public Works, Logistics, and Family, Morale,

Welfare and Recreation. In general, this includes such services as child care, housing, driver’s testing, transportation — inbound/outbound, furnishings, trash pickup, youth services, fitness and recreation. Also contractors are not subjected to the furlough so services such as ID cards and Installation Access Control System will not be impacted.

“Because of how our services are structured, customers should not see much of an impact with front-door services,” said Col. David Carstens, U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden commander. “But because this is unchartered waters, the community should prepare for longer waiting lines and processing times than normal See Impact on page 5

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Wiesbaden: Your home in Germany

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Shopper’s frenzy

Commissary spree winner bags $1,345 Story and photo by Karl Weisel

U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Public Affairs Office

Staff Sgt. Rob Marchetti and Pvt. 2 Louis Rios test their accuracy by throwing training grenades at designated targets during the Monte Kali International Shooting Competition in Wackernheim May 17.

Monte Kali: Story and photos by Wendy Brown

U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Public Affairs Office

Ask Sgt. 1st Class Rodney Farley how to say “lock and load” in English, German, Spanish and Italian, and he can tell you. As the safety officer at the M-16 range at the Monte Kali International Shooting Competition,


As the seconds counted down, Diane Botill took off on a fast warm-up lap through the Wiesbaden Commissary. Then it was time for the start, and as Army Community Service and Commissary staff members shouted, “three-two-one,” this year’s shopping spree winner sprinted off to fill as many shopping carts as possible in two minutes. “This is for the ben-

efit of the community,” said Commissary Manager Kevin Kegler, thanking the Defense Commissary Agency’s industry partners for their support of the annual shopping spree for the lucky volunteer selected during U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden’s annual Volunteer Recognition Week. “The commissary’s industry partners like having the opportunity to give a little bit back to the Soldiers and families for everything they do all year.” See Spree on page 4

Strengthening military partnerships while honing marksmanship skills

Farley had to know a list of range commands in a variety of languages to make sure all the Soldiers understood what he was saying. “It’s awesome,” Farley said of the experience. “The Soldiers are professional, and it’s easy because the Soldiers listen. Everyone has camaraderie. There are a lot of exchanges going on ― patches and items like that.”

Reader feedback

“Keep educating leaders and Soldiers ... prosecute perpetrators to the full extent and support victims,” said Maj. Benjamin Stegmann about sexual assault. See page 2 for more feedback.

More than 2,000 Soldiers from 13 countries, as well as civilian members of local German shooting clubs, participated in the 30th annual shooting event May 16-18 at the Wackernheim Regional Range Complex. The Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 214th Aviation Regiment of Wiesbaden hosted the event alongSee Monte Kali on page 3

Service honors Seven Soldiers and their families were honored during the community’s retirement ceremony. See page 8.

Diane Botill races through the Wiesbaden Commissary during a two-minute shopping spree as Commissary manager Kevin Kegler keeps time.

Weather education

Members of the 7th Weather Squadron teach students about forecasting. See page 12.

Commentary Feedback:

What should be done to prevent sexual assaults?

Sgt. Anrico Oliver 2nd Signal Brigade “The Army should help gain the trust of the Soldiers so they will make reports. It needs to be taken seriously when a Soldier makes a report. The retaliation also needs to stop.”

Spc. Camilo Marino 1st Battalion, 214th Aviation Regiment “The Army needs to educate Soldiers more and do better background checks on the people who come in the Army.”

Pfc. Cameron Harris 1st Battalion, 214th Aviation Regiment “The Army should talk to Soldiers in smaller groups and with the people they are with on a day-to-day basis.”

Rolando DeLeon Sexual Assault Response coordinator “We need to ensure the public is aware when perpetrators are convicted.”

Pfc. Jaime Lainez 1st Battalion, 214th Aviation Regiment “The Army needs to have more training and talk about it more. People don’t talk about it. They just leave it underground.”

Ask the commander free private rental know everyone who housing on the loworked on the event cal economy. If you will appreciate the find a place on your positive feedback. own, Aspen will asDon’t worry, we will sist you with your be doing many more contract, in-check events likes this one. inspection, utility Traffic update readings, housing John D. comentitlements, etc. Col. David mented: Thank you If you have addi- Carstens, U.S. for your thoughtfultional questions or Army Garrison ness in regards to Wiesbaden Unhappy with Housing concerns about the commander the increased traffic. services Aspen proYour garrison team James Y. commented: The vides, please speak has gone out of their way to off-post-housing section lacks with a supervisor at the Houstry to accommodate everyone any form of guidance and does ing Office or contact the chief the best way possible. Just the not come anywhere close to of the Housing Division, Donother day I was thinking, they aiding Soldiers find homes to ald Meyer, at mil 337-5556 or should open the other gate live in the correct amount of civ (0611) 705-5556. (North Gate); yesterday it was time that is allotted. The go-to opened. Please know that your answer is constantly “please Thanks for Housing hard work is not going unnolook on AHRN or Immobilien support Scout 24.” Worst service ever. Boris B. commented: Mrs. ticed. I can only imagine how Response: James, the Silvia Taft provided superb many negative ICE comments Housing Office has hired a customer service and assisted you may be receiving. Thanks contractor (Aspen) to assist me greatly with meeting my for being an involved, caring service members, civilians on-post housing needs. The garrison. Response: Appreciate the and their families in locating housing unit assigned is the best adequate off-post housing set of quarters I have had in my kind words John. Please know that all feedback, both and the processing of their 24 years of service. housing entitlements such as Response: Thanks, Boris, positive and negative, goes a Overseas Housing Allowance for sharing your experiences. long way in helping us provide and Moving in Housing Allow- We’ll be sure to pass on the high quality service and in making ance. The Army system used praise to the Housing staff and changes when needed. We believe the majority of traffic to support this service is the Mrs. Taft in particular. issues will subside when the Automated Housing Referral Best event in three current construction phase is Network. However, Aspen is complete in late June. Thanks not an Immobilien service years Joe S. commented: The for taking the time to pass on and does not provide detailed boxing event was great (U.S. your thoughts. individual service to customForces Europe Boxing Chamers looking for private rental pionships), probably the best Bulk trash housing, like an Immobilien Melissa M. asked: I have I’ve ever seen since being in the service on the economy would. Army in almost 20 years now. a question regarding bulk item In other words, Aspen will not I would like to see more com- pickup in Newman. I put a few look for a house for you and munity events like last night’s bulk items out to get picked up call you when they think they (May 11) boxing. That has got with normal trash pickup and have something that possibly to be the best event I’ve seen they were never picked up. Is meets your needs or desires. since arriving in Europe almost there a reason why the recycle House hunting as described in three years ago. I was worried center on Clay is only open two Army Regulation 420-1 is the about moving to Wiesbaden, but hours a day? That time frame is residents’/customers’ overall if that’s an example of what’s not convenient for most people, responsibility. You should not to come then the Army made a especially those who want to rely solely on Aspen to find you wise choice in moving us from drop off bulk items that aren’t a home. You should be looking Heidelberg. being picked up by the trash at other websites, newspapers Response: Glad to hear truck. and listings offering provision- you had a great time, Joe. I See Ask on page 3 Editor’s note: Have something you’d like to share with the commander — questions, comments or suggestions about quality-of-life issues? Visit the garrison’s Facebook (Garrison Wiesbaden), Twitter (usagwiesbadenpa) or Interactive Customer Evaluation pages (easy access via the garrison’s home page at www.wiesbaden.

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Command and newspaper staff USAG Wiesbaden Commander..................Col. David H. Carstens USAG Wiesbaden Command Sergeant Major .......................................Command Sgt. Maj. Sa’eed A. Mustafa Public Affairs Officer.......................................Anemone Rueger Editor....................................................Karl Weisel (mil 337-7405) Associate Editor................................Chrystal Smith (mil 337-1400) Reporter.............................................Wendy Brown (mil 337-5150)

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News and features News flash

Meeting the Bears Spc. Tiffany Johnson and Antoine Jr. meet Tim Jennings, Matt Forte and Johnny Knox of the Chicago Bears at the Wiesbaden Fitness Center May 22. The National Football League players visited Wiesbaden as part of a USO tour to Landstuhl, Ramstein and Wiesbaden. Michael Lewis, director of operations for USO Europe, thanked the players and the USO of Illinois for helping arrange the chance for local community members to meet the NFL players.

AFN AM signal signs off forever

American Forces Network Europe, in coordination with Installation Management Command-Europe and U.S. Army Europe, turned off its 873 AM radio transmitter in central Germany on May 31. The action is part of the Department of Defense’s ongoing efforts to reduce operating costs. The transmitter is one of two that serves Wiesbaden. The 873 AM transmitter provided Power Network programming, a mix of news, talk and political commentary. The second transmitter, 98.7 FM, broadcasts AFN The Eagle, a 24/7 service of contemporary music, community information and top of the hour news. Wiesbaden area listeners will still receive news, traffic, weather and community information from 98.7 FM.

Update DEERS information

As summer approaches many service members and their families are gearing up for permanent change of station moves and retirees may be heading off to distant destinations. It’s important for Tricare beneficiaries to update their DEERS information to make sure their health care follow them to their new address. Visit for more information. (Tricare Communications)

Parking lot closure

The ground parking lot adjacent to the parking garage on Clay Kaserne will close June 14 to support the construction of a 500-space vehicle parking garage. S starting June 17, the new bus drop-off point for the communter buses for Dagger and U.S. Army Europe will be located behind the fitness center.

Photo by Karl Weisel

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Continued from page 1 side RK Giesel Bundeswehr reservists. “It’s very interesting and a lot of fun,” said German Pfc. Markos Fiedler, who has attended the event every year since 2007. “The different nations come together to shoot, and they learn a lot. “We are camping for a week here,” Fielder said. “The weather is not so good, but it’s OK. We are Soldiers. We like it.” German Pvt. Steffen Volpert said he also enjoyed the event. “It’s a great event for all the Soldiers and shooters. It brings all the shooters together and it’s fun,” he said. Sgt. Maj. Rene Verbeek of the Netherlands said this was his 22nd Monte Kali, and he

oversaw a range where people could receive their Glock pistol first class qualification. “It’s a lot of fun for the shooters,” he said. “That’s what makes it attractive to the shooters.” Verbeek’s range, along with the hand grenade range, included music and a more festive atmosphere than some of the other ranges. To the tune of Uriah Heep’s “Easy Livin’,” Staff Sgt. Rob Marchetti and Pfc. Louis Rios were all smiles as they threw (non-live) greGerman Pfc. Markos Fiedler discusses a target with Sgt. nades on the range. “It’s fun,” Rios said. “It’s a 1st Class Rodney Farley at the Monte Kali International Shooting Competition in Wackernheim May 11. great atmosphere.” Marchetti said he enjoyed Although most Soldiers inside (out of the frequent rain) meeting Soldiers from all were there to shoot, some were and clean M-16 rifles and M-9 over Europe. “We talk about content to clean weapons. pistols so other people could training other armies do,” he Spc. Nate Simmons, an enjoy shooting. “Selfless sersaid. “We’ve been comparing information technology spe- vice ― that’s what they teach notes.” cialist, said he was happy to sit me in the Army,” he said.

Continued from page 2 Response: Melissa — there is no bulk waste curbside pickup in Newman Village. Residents are asked to bring bulk waste items to the Clay Recycling Yard at Building 1219 (behind the Wiesbaden Arts and Crafts Center) from 1-3:30 p.m. weekdays (except holidays). A new recycling center will open in July adjacent to the current recycling center and should have more

hours of operation once additional staffing is obtained. Please visit www.wiesbaden. refusePickupSchedules/RecyclingGuide2013.pdf for more information. Thanks for doing your part to recycle and being an active “green” environment supporter.

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Jane D. commented: Please update the Herald Union Online.

We are PCSing to Wiesbaden and I check this weekly to learn about the area. The last update was May 9. Response: We look forward to welcoming you in Wiesbaden: Your home in Germany, Jane. The Herald Union is published every two weeks with the last issue having been published May 23 and the current issue (June 6 edition) now available in both hard copy and online versions. Please visit the garrison’s home ............................................................................. June 6, 2013

page, mil, to discover and use the full range of information resources available including the garrison’s Facebook and Twitter pages (updated several times a day), Community Information Channel (updated nearly every day), Community Information Briefing (updated monthly), Things to Do Newsletter (updated weekly) and the home page itself (updated almost every day).

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News and features From the blotter

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

May 16

Traffic accident ― A Soldier is being charged with a traffic accident: Fleeing the scene and improper backing.

May 17

Vehicle damage ― A civilian employee became a victim when an unknown person fled the scene after damaging the employee’s vehicle on Clay Kaserne. Failure to obey regulation ― A noncommissioned officer is being charged with failure to obey an order or regulation/ reregister a POV.

May 18

Traffic accident ― An NCO is being charged with a traffic accident: Failure to maintain control.

May 19

Failure to obey regulation ― An NCO is being charged with failure to obey order or regulation/ re-register a personally owned vehicle.

May 20

Vehicle damage ― A civilian employee became a victim when an unknown person broke a window to the employees’ vehicle and stole various items from the car. Vehicle damage ― A civilian employee became a victim when an unknown person fled the scene after damaging the employees’ vehicle at McCully Barracks. Assault ― A Soldier is being charged with aggravated assault by kicking and stalking. Failure to Pay ― An NCO is being charged with failure to pay a just debt.

May 21

Vehicle damage ― The government became a victim twice when an unknown person fled the scene after damaging a government vehicle on Clay Kaserne. Drunken driving ― A family member is being charged with driving while intoxicated and civilian misconduct.

May 23

Traffic accident ― A civilian employee is being charged with a traffic accident: Improper backing. Failure to obey regulation ― An NCO is being charged with failure to obey order or regulation, owning an unregistered vehicle.

May 24

Traffic accident ― A civilian employee is being charged with a traffic accident: Failure to judge proper distance.

May 25

Traffic accident ― A Soldier became a victim when an unknown person fled the scene after passing illegally on the Autobahn causing the Soldier to lose control of the vehicle.

May 27

Drunk and disorderly― A Soldier is being charged with drunk and disorderly conduct.

May 28

Traffic accident ― A civilian employee is being charged with a traffic accident: Inattentive driving. Theft ― A Soldier became a victim in Barcelona, Spain, when an unknown person stole various items out of a rental car. Theft ― A civilian employee became a victim at Crestview Housing when an unknown person stole various items out of an unlocked car.

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Soldiers prove safety IQ in quiz-game showdown Photo and story by Staff Sgt. Brian Rodan 5th Signal Command Public Affairs Office

“I’ll take ‘Drive to Arrive’ for 500,” declared a Soldier in front of a safety stand down day audience here. Soldiers and civilians from five U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden units participated in 5th Signal Command’s “Jeopardystyle” Summer Safety Showdown at the Taunus Theater May. 22. The showdown consisted of teams of four Soldiers from each of the five units competing against one another during the game show using safety questions and answers. “Safety Joe” Joseph G. Michalkiewicz, 5th Signal Command safety manager and event coordinator, said, “By taking the safety

and wellness promotion material that we traditionally present as a dry and sometimes boring classroom lecture, and packaging it in a ‘Jeopardy-style’ game show format, we m a k e t h e Soldiers from 102nd Signal Battalion, 66th Military Intelwhole pro- ligence Brigade, V Corps, 2nd Theater Strategic Signal Bricess fun and gade and 5th Signal Command, participate in the 5th Signal entertaining. Command’s “Jeopardy-style” Summer Safety Showdown “ N o t May 22 at the Taunus Theater. only are the competing said Michalkiewicz, also ters and Headquarters teams focused on getting known as Safety Joe. “We Company, 2nd Theater the correct answers, the want to set the conditions Strategic Signal Brigade entire viewing audience is for success by getting interrupted 102nd Signal fully engaged. That’s the people to stop and think Battalion’s five-time wingoal; we want to get the before they do something ning streak, and this year Army’s safety and well- that could cause them or HHC, 2nd TSSB, brought ness promotion messages others harm,” he said. home another win to begin into everyone’s head,” Last year Headquar- their own streak.

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Continued from page 1 Botill, who volunteers for Cub Scout Pack 65 and Hainerberg Elementary School’s Parent Teacher Organization, said she was planning on doing an arm swipe of certain items, but her children advised her in advance, “Mom, you can’t just knock all this stuff off of the shelves.” As she raced from one section to the next — concentrating on olive

oil, laundry detergent and personal care items, her enthusiasm led to a swipe or two — a few items not quite making it into the carts. But that didn’t slow her down as she managed to rack up $1,345.04 in groceries and other products. Botill, whose husband Maj. Blake Botill, 66th Military Intelligence Brigade, is currently deployed, said she was only a little sorry that she didn’t have time to

add some fish or meat to the carts before her time ran out. Last year’s shopping spree recipient, Jodi DeLeon, who now works at ACS, congratulated Botill, while proudly declaring she is still the titleholder, having gathered more than $1,777 worth of goods during her spree the year before. She added that the detergent she had won last spring was just now running out.

Green effort David Holt, director of Public Works presents Pfc. Christopher Thorngate and Lt. Col. Michael Cardenas, 2nd Military Intelligence Battalion commander, the battalion’s 2012 Environmental Compliance Award on Clay Kaserne May 20 as Alwin Garcia-Martinez, environmental division chief, and the unit’s guidon bearer stands by. Thorngate helped the battalion win the award by preparing the battalion for several inspections. Photo by Wendy Brown

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Impact . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Continued from page 1 with various services.” While various combinations of scheduling to appropriate the 88 hours per employee can be made, leaders said that generally and where practicable on Monday and Friday U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden and 405th Army Field Support Brigade’s Logistics organizations would be manned at about 50 percent through the end of the fiscal year, Sept. 30. Managers are still working the scheduling details for the postal service center to choose the most effective means of mitigating the expected impact that would be evidenced by increased processing times for mail receipt and

delivery. This may result in a one-day-a-week closure of the postal service center or, at a minimum, a reduction of services available one day a week, said Carstens. According to a memorandum from the DeCA headquarters, many commissaries around the world will be closed on Monday, except those sufficiently staffed with local national employees to remain open. The day was chosen “to help minimize the impact on customers” since it is reportedly the agency’s slowest sales day. More information on commissary scheduling can be found at AAFES, which is not affected by the furlough, will try to stock items such as

milk and bread in its Express stores to help mitigate the impact of the commissary’s Monday closings. As stated in a memo from the director of Department of Defense Dependents Schools-Europe, school, district and DoDDS-Europe area administrators, and other employees will be furloughed up to 11 days. However due to the unique scheduling of the school system, teachers will be furloughed no more than five days during the 2013-14 school year, and before the end of the fiscal year. Therefore DoDDS-Europe schools will be closed for instruction on Aug. 30, and Sept. 6, 9, 16 and 23. “The sequestration cuts are affect-

ing many of our families. We ask that everyone be patient and considerate as we work our way through this as a great military community,” said Carstens. More information about sequestration is available online at html,, furloughguidance. (Note: At the time of publication, the Wiesbaden Health Clinic was in the process of solidfying its plans of how it would implement the scheduling during the furlough. See the community website at www. and Facebook at

Pedestrian safety, partnerships top IAC agenda By Karl Weisel

U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Public Affairs Office

Unit-school partnerships and pedestrian safety topped the agenda at the Installation Advisory Committee Meeting May 20. “Thanks for all of the support we get,” said Dr. Susan Hargis, Wiesbaden Middle School principal, praising the school’s partners — the Europe District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and V Corps ― for their engaged involvement during the school’s recent accreditation process; Science, Technology, Engineering and Math events and “Take Your Child to Work Day.” Hainerberg Elementary School Principal Penelope Miller-Smith also thanked all those involved in ensuring the success of the school’s recent STEM showcase evening. The committee which meets regularly during the school year includes community leaders, school administrators and military representatives from the units supporting the four Wiesbaden Department of Defense Dependents Schools. “Cooperation with the Military Police has been phenomenal,” said Peter Witmer, U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden school liaison officer, in addressing various steps that have been taken since the last time the committee met to ensure greater safety of children on their way to and from the schools in Aukamm and Hain-

erberg Housing. That has included closer monitoring of drop-off points at Hainerberg and Aukamm Elementary Schools and in Newman Village, a proposal to install a “kiss-and-go” drop-off sign and other steps to maintain a safe flow of traffic in the mornings and after school. With the increasing number of school buses due to the continuing influx of community members to the Wiesbaden military community, space is becoming tight to accommodate them in Hainerberg Housing, according to School Bus Office representative Dan Samek. Plus, construction next fiscal year on the new Post Exchange and schools will also impact traffic flow and reduce some current teacher parking. Dr. Robert Kandler, deputy to the commander, said members of the Directorates of Public Works and Emergency Services, and the Transformation and Stationing Management Office will work closely together during the summer months to find solutions. Part of that effort is obtaining the right to manage the streets running through housing which are currently overseen by the city of Wiesbaden. “I’m hoping by

the end of this fiscal year we’ll own these streets.” Student sponsorship was another topic as Witmer de-

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are both important in teens connecting teens,” said Witmer. It was announced that with the upcoming inactivation of V Corps this summer, U.S. Army Europe will fill the void left by V Corps as a co-partner with the Wiesbaden Middle School next school year. The next IAC meeting is slated to be held in October, Witmer said.

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Volunteers are worth a million

Volunteer Corps’ effort saves garrison more than $1.6 million Story and photos by Karl Weisel

U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Public Affairs Office

It’s hard to measure the tremendous contributions volunteers make to enhance a community’s overall quality of life. But judging from the more than $1.6 million saved by the U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden thanks to volunteers, it’s easy to get an idea of the immense value they add. “The number of volunteers that we have here is huge. … We have more than 1,700 registered volunteers in the community,” said Col. David Carstens, U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Members of the U.S. Army Europe Chorus sing for volunteers during the Volunteer Recognition Ceremony at the Army commander. While there may be many Community Service Cafeteria May 17. more unregistered volunteers, Army Community Service ofVolunteer “The extent of dedication, ficials estimate that among those commitment and talents of each organizations who keep track of their hours, volunteer makes each one a true a n d u n i t s more than 75,000 hours were champion,” said Jan Meert, n o m i n a t e d contributed this past year. their “most ACS director. It would be impossible for Before getting to the com- valuable playthe garrison to replicate that ef- munity Volunteers of the Year ers” for the fort through contract or paid em- awards, Carstens and Command Vo l u n t e e r s ployee positions, Carstens said, Sgt. Maj. Sa’eed Mustafa recog- of the Year especially in light of current nized one individual for special awards. Nombudget constraints Army-wide. achievement and six volunteer inees in the “Our volunteers help build organizations for having do- Youth Cateresiliency in our community,” nated more than 5,000 volunteer gory included the commander said while rec- hours each during the course Richard Heiognizing everyone who donates of the volunteer year. These ges, Courthis or her time and talents at included Michele Brashear ney Schaub the community’s Volunteer earning the Commander’s and Charlotte Recognition Ceremony at the Award for Public Service and Frillman. WilACS Cafeteria May 17. “Their Wiesbaden’s American Red liam Heiges commitment to excellence is a Cross; Thrift Shop; Child, Youth was the sole proven fact.” and School Services; Protestant Retiree nomiThis year’s ceremony, hon- Gospel Service, Community nee, Lt. Col. oring all volunteers and those Spouses Club and Protestant Jason Wieman who made the most significant Women of the Chapel receiv- the Military contributions over the past year, ing the President’s Volunteer nominee and U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden leaders Col. David Carstens (left) and Comthe Adult Cat- mand Sgt. Maj. Sa’eed Mustafa join Wiesbaden’s Volunteers of the Year featured a sports theme and Service Award. a special “halftime” appear“This award is our way egory nomi- — William Heiges, Courtney Schaub and Wendy Sledd (Lt. Col. Jason Wieance by members of the U.S. of thanking those volunteer nees were Re- man and family not pictured) — in cutting the ceremonial cake Army Europe Chorus. While organizations and inspiring becca CarmiYouth; Lt. Col. Jason Wie- unteering in the Wiesbaden volunteers shared a buffet lunch everyone in our community chael, Cathy and conversation, they were to make volunteering a central Ruhl-Kemp, Anita Libby, Ryan man, Active Duty; William military community stop by treated to a whirlwind tour of part of their lives,” said Dr. Peralta, Pia Heiges, Wendy Heiges, Retiree; Wendy Sledd, Army Community Service in everyone’s favorite pop songs, Robert Schloesser, director of Sledd and Kimberly Anderson. Adult; and the Wieman Family Building 7790 in Hainerberg This year’s Vounteers of the in the Family category. courtesy of the USAREUR Family, Morale, Welfare and Housing or call civ (0611) To get involved in vol- 4080-234. Year were: Courtney Schaub, Chorus. Recreation.

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Remembering JFK’s visit to Germany in 1963 By Dr. John Provan

Special to The Herald Union

No visit to Germany by any political representative would be so emotionally remembered as that of U.S. President John F. Kennedy in June 1963. During the short trip, he spoke directly to the German population, offering the courage and support of the American people. He was deeply impressed seeing the Berlin Wall firsthand; a wall which would divide families for more than 30 years — some 136 individuals losing their lives while attempting to escape. His speech on the steps of the Schöneberger City Hall, which ended with the words “Ich bin ein Berliner,” would make him immortal. German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer (1867-1967) had invited Kennedy to visit Berlin when he heard of the president’s planned trip to Italy. Adenauer was already 87 years old, while Kennedy had been the youngest president elected in the history of the United States and was only 46 years old at the time. Therefore, a generation rift existed that was noticeable during the entire visit, especially by the German population who admired this young American president. In fact, it is probably no surprise that the dates chosen by the Kennedy administration for this trip to Germany were directly connected with the events, 15 years prior. It was on June 26, 1948, that the Berlin Airlift began, only days after the Soviet Union blocked all access routes to the city of Berlin. Gen. Lucius D. Clay, in his role as U.S. military governor of occupied Germany, ordered the airlift to begin. During this monumental airlift, two million citizens were supplied with food and fuel in order to prevent the city from becoming part of the Soviet sector. In the following 324 days, the U.S. military transported some 1,783,573 tons of supplies at a cost to the American taxpayer of some $137,177,427. The U.S. Air Force managed some 277,570 flights, making it the largest airlift in human

Photo courtesy of Dr. John Provan

President John F. Kennedy makes a visit to Wiesbaden Air Base (now Clay Kaserne) in 1963. history. The British transported another 542,236 tons at a cost of £5,850,000. For the first time in history, military air transport was successfully used as a diplomatic weapon. More importantly, the airlift had cost the lives of 31 American and 39 British Soldiers and Airmen, along with nine German workers, connected with this operation, underscoring Western resolve to remain in Berlin. It was this unquestionable support in time of need that made America so extremely popular with the Berliners and why President John F. Kennedy was now coming to underscore and mark this anniversary. During his stay in Germany, Kennedy made stops at the Köln Cathedral, he spoke at the Bonn City Hall, had several formal meetings in Bonn, followed by a visit to U.S. Forces at Fliegerhorst Kaserne in Hanau. He also spoke at the Frankfurt Römer and in the St. Paul’s Church (the birthplace of German democracy), which was followed by a visit to Wiesbaden Kurhaus. He stayed overnight at the “General Von Steuben” Hotel before departing from Wiesbaden Air Base for Berlin. His visit to Berlin, emphasized America’s support for a city, which only recently had been walled in by the East Germans. The West Berlin population was concerned whether the Americans would remain in their city. and if Americans would defend their interests and stand up to the Soviets? Kennedy spontaneously realized the importance of the situation in Berlin, and decided

to improvise from his original speech. With the words “Ich bin ein Berliner,” Kennedy underscored the provocative importance of his visit and support to a city recently divided by

a wall. Kennedy managed, with these words, like no president before or after, to impart a feeling of personal responsibility for a people’s fate. It was also a statement that the Sovients understood all too well. Kennedy was greeted like a rock star, and his popularity remains unmatched. Millions of Germans lined the streets in each of the cities in an attempt to gain a glimpse of this American president. In order to document this unique visit, the Stadt Museum Wiesbaden is presenting an exhibit entitled “Wiesbaden loves JFK — the memories of the Kennedy visit in 1963,” which will be shown through Sept. 15, 2013, with texts in both German and English. The Schaufenster Stadtmu-

seum is located on the Ellenbogengasse 3-7, in downtown Wiesbaden, across from the City Hall. Visit kultur/museen/stadtmuseum/ wiesbaden-loves-kennedy.php for more information. German Television — ARD and HR — will be presenting a special documentary about Kennedy’s visit that will be shown around mid June. (Editor’s note: Dr. John Provan is a local historian and the author of “Ich bin ein Berliner – John F. Kennedy’s Deutschlandbesuch 1963,” interviews with those impacted by the Kennedy visit to Germany in 1963. It’s available from the Berlin Story Verlag. Kennedy was killed by an assassin’s bullets in Novemember 1963 in Dallas, Texas.)

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Ceremony honors seven retirees • Shea enlisted in the Army in 1985 and completed his 28U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden year career at the Headquarters Public Affairs Office and Headquarters Company, 5th Some might say the former Jodie Signal Command. Shea held the Reeves “hit the jackpot” when she wed rank of first sergeant three times the former Lance Cpl. Rolando DeLeon in and deployed three times to Iraq. Las Vegas after a three-month courtship. • Fry began his career in the DeLeon, who later left the Marines for Army in 1985 as a Pershing Missile the U.S. Army and rose to the rank of Sgt. Specialist, and later reclassified to 1st Class, decided to forego the traditional become a plumber. He served in the flowers and presented his wife with a giArmy for 28 years, and completed ant check for $729,390 at his retirement his career with the U.S. Army Euceremony at the Taunus Theater May 22. rope headquarters, where he was “This is for being there for 20 years the operations noncommissioned ― I’m trying not to cry ― but this is officer in charge. half of my pay for the last 20 years and • Jones served in the U.S. Army half of my retirement check for the next for 23 years, and he spent 15 of 40,” DeLeon told his wife, who quickly those years with 5th Signal Comovercame her surprise and good naturedly Jodie DeLeon reacts after her husband Sgt. 1st Class Rolando DeLeon pres- mand. He deployed to Iraq, Turkey, bore the expression of a Publishers Clear- ents her with a check for $729,390 during his retirement ceremony at the Tau- Kuwait, Bosnia, Croatia, Bulgaria, nus Theater May 22. Col. David Carstens, commander of U.S. Army Garrison Romania, Italy, Slovenia, Kosovo ing House winner. DeLeon was one of seven Soldiers the Wiesbaden (far left) and the DeLeon’s daughters Natalie (left) and Krissy (far and Poland. U.S. Army honored at the ceremony. The right) look on. • DeLeon served for 20 years ceremony also recognized Maj. Richard in the U.S. Army and last served • Berry, who served for 21 years, completed A. Berry II, 1st Sgt. Matthew G. Shea, 1st Sgt. Bruce his Army career as the brigade aviation officer for as operations sergeant for the USAG Wiesbaden’s D. Fry, 1st Sgt. Paul A. Smith, 1st Sgt. Anthony Jones Headquarters and Headquarters Support Company, Directorate of Emergency Services. DeLeon will and Staff Sgt. Larry E. Mills. 1st Military Intelligence Battalion. Berry started his stay in Wiesbaden and work as the head of the sexual Col. David H. Carstens, U.S. Army Garrison Wi- military career in the Marine Corps Reserve and became assault response coordination division at Army Comesbaden commander and the ceremony’s presiding an Army aviator and warrant officer before attending munity Service. officer, recognized each of the retirees by relating Officer Candidate School in 2000. • Mills spent much of his 20-year career in the biographical information about each of the retirees. • Smith, a native of Dallas, enlisted in the Army U.S. Army as a supply sergeant in Fort Knox, Ky., Carstens also noted the contributions of the Soldiers’ in 1987, served for 26 years and completed his career where he helped units prepare for deployments to family members. in the Office of the Provost Marshal of U.S. Army Iraq. Most recently, he was assigned to Headquarters The following is some of the information Carstens Europe. Smith started in the infantry, and later became and Headquarters Detachment, USAG Wiesbaden relayed about each of the retirees: in 2011. a Military Police officer. Story and photo by Wendy Brown

PWOC farewells former officials, charges the new organization gathered at made over the past year. the Clay Kaserne Chapel Not only did everyone U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden May 21 to say goodbye do their jobs, as soon as Public Affairs Office to the organization’s outthey were finished with When Chaplain (Lt. Col.) going board members one task, they asked Harold Cline presented outgo- and welcome the new what they could do next, ing Protestant Women of the members. The event also she said. Chapel president Kimberly An- included a skit, music, a “I could go on and derson the garrison chaplain’s discussion entitled “God’s on, but the biggest thing coin, he also dedicated it to all Masterpieces,” and a that I would like to thank of the organization’s volunteers. candlelight lunch. you for is your love and PWOC registered more Chaplain (Col.) Caryour friendship and your than 8,100 volunteer hours this leton Birch, who acted as support,” Anderson said. year, and there were probably the PWOC adviser, helped “Even when things got double that number that went swear in incoming presidown to the wire, I knew unrecorded, Cline said. dent Lori Bretsch Adams, that I could always count “You called one another on administrative coordinaon my team to come the phone,” Cline said. “You re- tor Nell Williams and first Outgoing PWOC president Kimberly Anderson presents Melinda through in the end.” assured one another. You helped vice president of spiritual Hempill a part of the PWOC seal to install her as vice president of Adams said she looks one another. You welcomed one life Melinda Hemphill. spiritual life during the event May 21 at the Clay Kaserne Chapel. forward to the coming another. You were there for each “We are grateful for Standing by is Nell Williams, incoming administrative coordinator. year. “God is going to other ― all of those kinds of the vision and faithfulwork an amazing thing in express our gratitude to God of working together for Christ.” things. This is not only for Kim. ness of Christian women, who for giving us these women on Anderson said she was our Wiesbaden community ... I This is also for you.” have served gladly,” Birch said. our board, who have faithfully proud of all the contributions am excited to see what God is Nearly 100 members of the “Today we come together to and creatively set an example the organization’s volunteers going to reveal,” she said. Story and photos by Wendy Brown

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USAG Wiesbaden — Wackernheim, Wiesbaden Spouses enjoy fun, relaxation during appreciation day many biking trails, equipment and rules from Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation’s U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden special events coordinator Joe Harris, othPublic Affairs Office ers honed their cosmetic skills in “Make-Up It was a day for pampering ―for learn101,” presented by make-up artist Teresa ing new things, getting acupunctured, disNaumann. Other classes included “Fit is covering the perfect hair style and enjoying Sexy,” “Cupcakes Made Easy,” “DoDEA a day off with fellow military spouses. in the 21st Century,” “Cosmetic Surgery,” More than 70 spouses converged on the “European Living and Your Child’s EducaWiesbaden Entertainment Center May 23 tion,” “A Taste of Rüdesheim,” “Meditative to pick and choose from a host of wideSound Therapy,” “Making the Most of Your ranging seminars and demonstrations. Photos,” “Home-Based Business Panel” and The event which was hosted by Army “Handmade Cards and Goody Bags.” Community Service, with support from Feedback following the event attested to the American Red Cross, USO, Wiesbaden the day’s popularity. Library, Marketing, Outdoor Recreation, “Thank you for the wonderful, fun expeRüdesheim and the Wiesbaden Community Joe Harris, special events coordinator for U.S. Army Garrison rience. I enjoyed every class,” wrote Carrie Spouses Club, was part of the U.S. Army Wiesbaden’s Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation, describes Smith on her Interactive Customer EvaluaGarrison Wiesbaden’s annual Military the different bikes available on the market, safety rules and other tion form. biking tips during the Spouse Appreciation Day at the Wiesbaden Spouse Appreciation Day. “Today was just great. I feel loved and “Normally it’s May 5 but this was our Entertainment Center May 23. pampered,” echoed Jenna Jones. first opportunity to celebrate our military our best events because spouses appreciate it,” Meert “Great event ― great way to motivate the spouses,” said Jan Meert, ACS director. said, adding that participants get the opportunity to military spouses,” wrote Maria Wood. “Spouses play such an important role in supporting try things they’ve never done before. “This is a wonderful event and I look forward to Soldiers and taking care of families. This is one of While participants in one room learned about the doing it again next year,” summed up Lamia Sarver. Story and photo by Karl Weisel

Reuse center saves thousands of Army dollars Story and photo by Chrystal Smith

U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Public Affairs Office

A small logistics agency offers the Army community a huge service and has saved about $300,000 in operational costs by employing an age-old practice. The 405th Army Field Support Brigade, Directorate of Logistics, Hazardous Material Reuse Center maintains a list of hazardous and nonhazardous materiel items and recycles them for free to units participating in the Hazardous Materials Management Program. “The HMRC is available to reduce the hazardous materials inventory, environmental and health threats, and it’s a good way to save money,” said Marcus Strohn, HMRC manager, who said the center receives unused products and supplies from and redistributes them to tactical and non-tactical organizations throughout the community. The HMRC has on hand goods such as printer toner cartridges, petroleum, oils and lubricant products, cleaning supplies, paint, signage, and other general office supplies that it has collected from eligible participants in Wiesbaden and other Army garrisons in Germany. “Before purchasing or disposing of some of those normal supplies like you would before, check out what’s in stock here … or call the HMRC for an assessment,” said Strohn. Because the center maintains strict review and control of the hazardous

giver; its personnel can also act as gobetweens. In cases where one unit has something another needs, Strohn said “We can act as a coordinator once we’re informed that the stuff is available” to help complete the exchange. “Sometimes it’s merely a lack of communication between units,” he added, explaining that sometimes the units involved in the exchange are in the same location. And while the facility has been in operation for nearly three years, logisticians are actively spreading the word to boost the community’s participation in the program in hopes of impacting the Army’s bottom line. “We are trying to make sure units know the service is here, because bad Marcus Strohn checks the inventory at the Hazardous Material Reuse practices end up costing the Army three Center May 2. Find a current listing of inventory at times as much,” said Strohn. For example mil/sites/directorates/WiesbadedDOLInternet/Index.htm. a unit might buy an item classified as hazardous material, then not use it before materials on stock, savings can also be must be followed. The center can only its shelf life expires. Then it has to pay made by extending the shelf life of items receive unopened products. disposal costs and repurchase the item “If the lid has been opened one time, again. “Because of the tight budget, that are still usable in stock at the HMRC I can’t guarantee what was inside,” said people are trying to find alternate supply or on an organization’s own shelves. Strohn said that in April the recycling Strohn, who added that household clean- sources for their business needs.” service posted cost avoidance for the Wi- ers for reuse can be taken to the self-help Before pulling out that government esbaden community of about $17,200. store in Hainerberg Housing; but contact purchase card to procure supplies the old “The facility ensures the tracking of the facility to be sure. Also, beneficiaries way, contact the HMRC to see what is in all hazardous materials in the garrison must be of a certain funding source to stock. Go to footprint, generating a win-win situation take from the facility. sites/directorates/WiesbadedDOLInterStrohn said all tactical units can take net/Index.htm to see a list of the facilities for all stakeholders — the local community, the Army and the environment and give and most tenants units where current inventory. The facility is located the funding is Army paid. If in doubt, one at Mainz-Kastel Storage Station Buildas a whole,” he said. Units can participate as donors and can contact the HMRC for clarification. ing 4025; open Tuesday to Thursday, 8 The center’s role is not just taker and a.m. to 3 p.m. Call mil 334-2629. recipients in the program, but a few rules ............................................................................. June 6, 2013

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Teaching students the science of magic Story and photo by Jennifer Aldridge

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Europe District, Public Affairs Office

Magic is a passion for Brian Temple. On May 10 Temple integrated his hobby and his day job of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Europe District, public affairs chief and taught students from Department of Defense Education Activity’s Aukamm Elementary School about the science behind the magic as part of the district’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Math educational outreach program. Temple performed illusionand tricks using rope, coins, cards and flash paper, and explained the scientific details about the props. “I wanted to open the door for the kids to think about science, technology, engineering and math through magic,” Temple said. A special trick involving currency and fire generated a great deal of student excitement. “My favorite part was when he burned the flash paper that turned into a dollar bill,” said Sawyer Jones, a third-grade student and science enthusiast. “I think it’s interesting because it’s learning from someone else and their magic that they figured out.” Flash paper is produced through a scientific process using tissue paper dipped into nitrocellulose and concentrated sulfuric and nitric acids. The magical paper burns intensely with no ash or residue when lit because of the chemical manufacture process. “I never knew you could do so many cool things with science, technology and math,” said Hayden Perusich, a thirdgrade student. “I think [his presentation] was cool. It’s someone different teaching you something that your teacher hasn’t taught you. It’s all brand new.” Educators at DoDEAschools are engaging with STEM mentors and role models, such as Temple, to collaborate in person and virtually. The goal

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Brian Temple, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Europe District public affairs chief, shows Aukamm Elementary School students the science behind his magic routine at the school May 10. is to enhance student interest and proficiency in STEM, according to the organization’s strategic plan. Schools can use any help the engineers or other departments within the Army are willing to offer, said Corinne Voyer, a fourth-grade Aukamm teacher and science fair coordinator. “Unless we bring the outside into the school, the students don’t think, ‘Oh, this is something that happens in the real world, this is something that maybe I want to explore and do as a career,’” Voyer said. “As a nation, we want to encourage students more; that’s why [President] Obama made the STEM initiative, so that we can get back to what we were doing during the [early days of] NASA times, to get the creative juices flowing again.” It’s important for schools and professional organizations to work together through creative means to show students that STEM is critical to America’s future, Temple said. Our educators do a great job teaching our children about these elements, but then you get to bring in someone who has made a career of it, who is pas-

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sionate about it, and they come and share their experiences and knowledge with these students; it’s really a great marriage in that partnership,” he said. “They get the traditional education and they get a lot of hands-on interaction with those of us in the corps who are volunteering our services.” After working for the Corps of Engineers for more than 10 years, Temple noticed that many of his colleagues — designers, planners, engineers and project managers — volunteer in local schools to promote STEM. Inspired by his co-workers, Temple tapped into his more than 25 years experience as a magician and developed a presentation to bridge magic to STEM topics and fields. “As a magician and communications professional, I don’t necessarily fall into the [STEM] line of work,” he said. “What I’m doing here is performing tricks, but also explaining the scientific elements behind them. It’s another way of getting the kids excited about all this.” Last year, Temple presented at Aukamm for the first time. This year, he was back by popular demand.

“The students really like magicians, magic and anything with optical illusions,” said Dianne Johnston, an Aukamm math coach. “The benefit of bringing career professionals into the classrooms is that the students get to see adults, besides their parents and teachers, using math or science. They create enthusiasm and excitement for career fields or leisure activities that involve STEM.” According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers, students typically decide in the eighth grade whether or not to pursue higher-level math and science classes. Based on this statistic, elementary school is the right age to get kids thinking about STEM, Voyer explained. “We need to get [the students] early because sometimes students start to think, ‘I’m not good at math; I’m not good at science,’” Voyer said. “But if they engage in something fun, they are more likely to remain open to it and explore it later on.” In 2008 only four out of every 100 U.S. college graduates earned an engineering degree, among the lowest percentage

in the world, studies show. Students in the U.S. need to start to see the important connections to math and science in their lives and futures, Johnston said. “Our nation will be at a loss without these students choosing math and science, especially at the elementary level,” she said. The Corps of Engineers is expanding its support to DoDEA in the United States, Asia and Europe to act as a constant STEM resource to students throughout their educational careers. Europe District, for example, is expanding a program with local Wiesbaden schools to execute eight education and community outreach activities each year. The partnership is a means to nurture the next generation and guide them into STEM careers so the U.S. can remain secure and prosperous, Temple said. “The threat is really the longer term of our nation in these careers, and we need to be competitive,” he said. “It’s important that we work together through more creative means and interactions to indoctrinate these students to understand that STEM is an important part of our future.”

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Community notes ... Community notes Evensong service

A new liturgical Protestant service called Evensong will take place at 5 p.m. Sundays in the lounge in Building 1002 (Airfield Operations) on Clay Kaserne. Everyone is welcome for praise, devotion, conversation and prayer.

Financial classes Army Community Service, Financial Readiness hosts the following classes in June: Conserving Special Pay, June 12 and Consumer Rights and Obligations, June 26. Classes are from 2-3:30 p.m. in Building 7790, Room 22, in Hainerberg Housing. Call civ (0611) 4080-254 to reserve a spot.

Heidelberg farewell social

Everyone is invited to a Farewell Heidelberg Social at 7 p.m. June 8 at the Patrick Henry Village Pavilion in Heidelberg. The cost is $25 per person, and the dress for military members is mess dress or blues with bowtie. The dress for civilians is suit and tie or tuxedo. Buy tickets in Wiesbaden at the Executive Services Division in Building

1042 on Clay Kaserne. For more information, call mil 537-9411 or civ (0611) 143-537-0411.

Pet first aid classes

The Wiesbaden American Red Cross offers a pet first aid class from 5-9 p.m. June 6 in Building 1023E, Room 284 on Clay Kaserne. The class will be taught by Wiesbaden veterinarian Capt. Ericka Carroll. Cost is $45 per family. Call civ (0611) 705-1760 to register.

FRG training

Quarterly Family Readiness Group training will be held June 11-14 in the Army Community Service conference room. Call civ (0611) 4080-254 for times and information.

Sign up for the next three-day Culture College, June 10-12 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Learn about community resources and agencies, get familiar with the German culture, find out about Army Community Service programs, experience German shopping, learn how to use public transportation and more. Call mil 335-5254 for details about the classes.

CAC PIN reset

The U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden’s Personnel Division now offers a faster CAC Pin reset option. People can sign in at the kiosk at the ID card issue office in Building 1023E to use the CAC reset station, located in Room 166.

Play in the Park

The New Parent Support Program, Educational and Developmental Intervention Services and Women, Infants, Children programs invite parents with toddlers and preschoolers for some “Play in the Park” from 11 a.m. to noon June 28 in Newman Village, July 26 in Crestview Housing and Aug. 30 in Aukamm Hous-

ing. Activities include bubbles, parachute games, water tables and an obstacle course. Call civ (0611) 4080-330/331 for more information.

New Passport Office procedure

The Wiesbaden Passport Office now only allows passport pickups on Tuesdays from 1:30-4 p.m. The office is located in Rooms 162 and 163 in Building 1023E on Clay Kaserne. Coordinate with passport agents for all emergencies or alternate pickup dates by calling mil 337-5308/7470/5515 or civ (0611) 705-5308/7470/5515.


No passport photo Get the latest information walk-ins

Next CIB is June 25

and feedback at the Community Information Briefing June 25 at 9:30 a.m. at the Wiesbaden Entertainment Center. Follow it online on the garrison’s Facebook page at “Garrison Wiesbaden.”

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New to the Wiesbaden area?

The Training Support Center’s Photo Studio no longer offers a walk-in service for passport photos. All passport photos must be scheduled through VIOS. There is no fee for the passport photos. The studio does not shoot photos for international driver’s licenses. To make an appointment visit

Dining out with JROTC Wiesbaden High School Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets Francesca Lee (left), Hannah Lee and David Hess share a laugh while getting their food at the program’s second annual dining out event May 24 at the school. About 100 students and their parents attended. Photo by Wendy Brown



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Schools page — Partners in education School bits Sports physical day

The Wiesbaden Army Health Clinic will hold a Sports Physical Day June 14. The clinic will perform the physicals by appointment only, and people can call central appointments at (0611) 705-6320 or (0611) 705-6339 to make an appointment.

Sure Start registration

Hainerberg Elementary School is accepting applications for the Sure Start program for the 2013-14 school year. Children must be 4 years old before Sept. 1 to be eligible for the program. People can fill out an application at the school office from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information call civ (0611) 4080-354 or mil 335-5354.

Registration still open

There is still time to register for weekend classes with the University of Maryland University College. The school is offering painting and advanced painting, which both begin June 8, and introduction to research, which takes place June 22. Students may register until the day before the classes start. For more details, stop by the UMUC office on Clay Kaserne in Building 1023E, Room 12.

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Joseph Hartranft discusses the functions of a laser range finder with a Wiesbaden Middle School student at the school April 29.

Accepting party donations

7th Weather Squadron Airmen teach students about forecasting

The organizers of the Wiesbaden Middle School eighth-grade party need candy and baked goods donations. The party will be from 1:30-2:30 p.m. June 10 at a location yet to be determined. People can donate candy to Ms. Kimelman in Room 158 immediately, and the baked goods can be delivered the day of the party. People should notify Malia Taiafi at if they can donate baked goods.

Heidelberg Middle School closing ceremony

Wiesbaden Middle School has received money to transport 45 students who moved to Wiesbaden from Heidelberg to the closing ceremony at Heidelberg Middle school. Selection is determined by the amount of time students spent at Heidelberg Middle School. Contact Dr. Susan Hargis at susan.hargis@eu.dodea. edu for more information about attending the event.

IT training program

The Army in Europe Information Technology Training Program and Knowlogy offer various classes to meet certification requirements. Fully equipped facilities across Europe provide training and certification services. For a list of courses visit or call mil 337-6022.

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Future meteorologists Story and photo by U.S. Air Force Maj. Troy E. Alexander

7th Weather Squadron Commander

Members of the 7th Weather Squadron/Air Operation Flight demonstrated the importance of weather prediction to Wiesbaden Middle School students April 29 and 30. During a visit to the school’s sixth-grade science class, airmen expanded on subject matter students had learned in class over the previous weeks. “The sixth-grade students had recently finished a unit on the Earth's atmosphere and weather,” said teacher Christine Morrison. “The Weather Squadron members presented information about the Earth's atmosphere, clouds, weather conditions, weather predicting and reporting, and their impacts on military readiness and success. This was a wonderful opportunity for students because they were able to hear from real-life meteorologists and weather experts about conditions and experiences.” Students learned how the weather mission is crucial to Army and Air Force safety and how weather can impact an air crews’ mission.

Whether from lightning, hail turbulence or icing ― aircraft can easily be put at risk to a number of factors, and it is a weather person’s job to ensure the pilot and his or her crew are aware of whether these factors will be experienced during their mission. It is up to pilot (and leadership) to determine if the mission should be pushed back, moved up or cancelled for another day. The presentation provided students with visual references of what can happen to aircraft if caught in a thunderstorm or a dust storm, and students were provided examples of the tools weather personnel use to put together operational forecasts and mission execution briefings. Members of the unit brought in their TMQ-53, a tactical weather sensor called the Tactical Meteorological Observing System, that airman can erect and take down in less than 30 minutes. It is a scaled-down version of the permanent observing systems that are located on Clay Kaserne airfield and other airfields around the world. Airmen erected a system in the classroom, letting students have a hand at connecting the different sensors and seeing firsthand what the system provides

to a weather team “They didn't just talk. We got to use their equipment,” said Kalex Robeldo. “We got to try new things.” Another opportunity the students enjoyed was taking the Kestrel and running as fast as they could to see how much wind they could generate with the device. "We got to use the laser range finder. It was fun. He told us not to point it at people's eyes,” said Oskar Hurst. “The kids were especially thrilled with the laser range finder as this piece of equipment is like a pair of binoculars that shoots out a laser and determines the distance an object is from where you are standing,” said Morrison, “and it can be used to determine a cloud height in the sky as well. Morrison added that she and the students greatly appreciated that the Airmen took the time to share their expertise with the students. “We now have an understanding of weather data collection and its role in the military that we simply could not have built if it weren't for their visit,” Morrison said. “The time they took to prepare for this volunteer event was very evident.”

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For your health

Cyclists are motorists too; pass with care By Fred Proctor

Special to the Herald Union

I am a cyclist who commutes, trains and races my bicycle more than 6,000 miles a year, I am also a motorist and a motorcycle rider. For a time I was also a motorcycle safety foundation rider coach. The tips I offer are from a well-rounded perspective. Rather than take offense at them, I ask that motorists approach each engagement with a cyclist on the road uniquely, remembering there is a human underneath that helmet. All of us, cyclists and motorist alike, have one thing in common ― we’d like to get home to our loved ones safe and sound. These rules were written with the United States in mind, but generally they apply here in Germany as well:

Different but equal

Cyclists are deemed by law to be drivers of vehicles and are entitled to the same rights on the road as motorists. Expect cyclists on the road. Watch for cyclists on the road. Treat them as you would any slow-moving vehicle.

Patience, not patients

Patience, especially on the road, is a virtue, and can save lives. Your patience may require: • Waiting until it is safe to pass a bicycle and refraining from tailgating; • Giving cyclists the right of way when the situation calls for it; • Allowing extra time for cyclists to go through intersections; • Recognizing road hazards that may be dangerous for

cyclists and giving cyclists the necessary space to deal with them. Note that in conditions where there is not enough room for a cyclist to ride to the right, they are allowed to ride closer to the lane of traffic, and sometimes even in the lane of traffic. Never engage in conduct that harasses or endangers a cyclist. Above all, be tolerant, understanding and careful.

A passing grade

Do not pass a cyclist until you can see that you can safely do so. You should allow ample space between your vehicle and the bicycle and make sure you do not place the cyclist in danger. If you pass too closely the drag from your car can pull a cyclist off course and cause the rider to swerve out of control.

view mirrors and by turning around, a driver can spot an approaching cyclist and circumvent a disaster. A cyclist cannot anticipate when a driver will open a door, but a driver can easily detect a cyclist who may be in the line of danger.

Respect To the left, to the left

Also look for cyclists when making a left-hand turn. Cyclists who are crossing straight through the same intersection in the opposite direction may be going faster than you realize. It is particularly dangerous on a descending slope, when cyclists pick up more speed.

A back-up plan

Bicycles, and the people who drive them, come in all shapes Watch out for cyclists when and sizes. When backing out of you are turning right. A bicyclist your driveway always look to may well be to the right of you see if someone is riding in your and planning to go straight at the path. Children on small bikes same intersection. Do not speed might be hard to see. Drive ahead of the bicyclist thinking slowly and look carefully. you can negotiate the turn before Egress etiquette they reach your car. The cyclist After parallel parking, make may be going faster than you sure the coast is clear for openthink and, as you slow to make ing the car door to exit. Make the turn, the cyclist may not be sure there are no cyclists ridable to avoid crashing into the ing alongside your car or fast passenger side of your vehicle. approaching. By using the rear

Cyclists have a rightful spot on the road. Cyclists also positively impact the environment with each revolution of their wheels by opting to ride rather than drive. Do not resent cyclists. Replace frustration with a smile.

Hone the honking habit

Do not honk unnecessarily at cyclists. If the need does arise to honk your horn to alert a cyclist

that you are about to pass, do so at a respectable distance. If you are too close, the noise itself can cause a cyclist to lose his or her bearings and create a hazardous situation for both you and the cyclist.

Try it, you’ll like it

My father had a saying when I was young, “I use to hate it until I ate it.” Sometime I still hate it even after trying it, but at least I gave it an effort. So go out and ride a bike. It may just change your life. Riding is good for you and good for your environment. At the very least, it will give you a better appreciation for the problems cyclists face every day on the road with respect to motorists.

The right behavior

We organize tours individually for your group of friends, family and business partners!

Grill & Chill in the nursery Nursery Schloss Vollrads Saturday June 22, 2013, 6 p.m.

• Wine tastings • Vineyard walking tours • Hiking • Wine wagon tours • Local events


Nothing compares to enjoying a warm summer’s evening, in the old nursery at our spectacular castle estate, with a glass of Riesling. Our (estate restaurant) team will grill for you: Bratwurst, pork neck steaks in marinade, grilled gourmet fish, rosemary potatoes and more … Honeydew melon with ham, tomatoes & mozzarella with pesto, a large salad buffet and sweet deserts to complement the grilled specialties. BBQ including drinks and entertainment €48 p. p. RESERVATION is needed. ........................................................................... June 6, 2013

Vollradser Allee 65375 Oestrich-Winkel Tel. (0049) 6723 66-0

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Roaming through Romania

Visit provides unique look at past events, local legends Story and photos by Michelle Stosich and Susie Rosenquist Special to the Herald Union


rawn by a combination of intrigue about the legend of Dracula and the mindset of “let’s go see and do,” we set off for a four-day jaunt to Romania in February 2013. After flying into Bucharest’s airport, we were cautioned to protect ourselves against unscrupulous taxi drivers and to only use taxis exhibiting a fare of 1.39 lei per kilometer. Romania is not on the euro and uses lei, with a current exchange rate of 3.22 lei to the U.S. dollar. We stayed in the downtown Bucharest Radisson Blu Hotel, aptly named as blue decor abounded. It was comfortable, presented the rare bonus of outdoor heated pools, and was within easy walking distance of multiple historical sites, attractions and restaurants. Our first full day there we took a guided tour into the Carpathian Mountains, which are beautiful and make traveling the countryside a must-do. Our tour guide, Gabriel, gave us an impressively thorough history of Romania, including personal recollections of the December 1989 revolution ousting the Communists. Our first stop was a small monastery in Sinaia in the Muntenia region dating to 1695. Nearby, is the famous Castle Peles. The first king of a united

The authors pose for a photo during a guided tour to Castle Peles in the Carpathian Mountains.

the Impaler, local superstition, and Bram Stoker’s fertile imagination. According to our guide Gabriel, the only vampires in Romania are “in parliament.” The castle is a 14th century fortress built to deter the Ottoman invaders. Aside from the historical intrigue, the castle was strategically built and offers magnificent views. Our remaining time in Romania was spent in Bucharest enjoying the sights. The Parliament Palace was built during the Nicolae Ceausescu regime and is the most famous building in Romania, second largest in the world to the Pentagon in total square feet, and is a definite must-see. For many Romanians the palace is a mixture of civic pride and distaste for the megalomania of former rulers. We had an interesting experience at the Romanian Athenaeum as our tour was conducted in French, and luckily we were able to understand the guide. Not to be missed, the Village Museum covers several acres and depicts village life and architectural history from all regions of Romania. We were there on Dragobete, a traditional Romanian holiday similar to America’s Valentine’s Day. Vendors and artisans displayed traditional crafts and foods, including Visitors explore a square in the city of Brasov. Photo right: A typical costume worn by delicious heartVlad Dracula on display in Castle Bran. shaped cookies.

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Romania, King Carol I, selected this rural area in 1872 to build his summer residence. Peles was one of the most modern castles in Europe, having the first indoor plumbing, elevator, electricity, and interestingly, a central vacuum system and sliding roof over the courtyard. The palace is what we would call posh, and looks as though royalty is still in residence. Our next destination, in the Transylvanian region, was Brasov, which was originally a German city established in 1300. Hapsburg invaders burned the city in 1689, but the Gothic cathedral remained standing, covered in ash with blackened stones, earning the name “The Black Church.” The church has been restored and is notable for being the largest Gothic church between Vienna and Constantinople. It is well worth a visit. The highlight of the tour was Castle Bran, on the Transylvanian border. Here was born the novel “Dracula” based on the historical figure Vlad Tepes Dracula, also known as Vlad

MuSeen just outside the Village Mu seum is the Arch of Triumph, built to celebrate Romanian success is the first World War and contributing to Bucharest’s nickname “little Paris.” We found that the Peasant Museum complemented the village museum, illustrating clothing, Orthodox Church history, and lifestyles experienced by peasants across Romania. The former home of George Enescu, a renowned Romanian composer, has been preserved as a museum and is worth a visit. He was a patron of Queen Elizabeth of Romania and he is still revered in his native country. The National History Museum has a duplicate of Trajan’s Column, an impressive frieze depicting the Roman Emperor’s life and his conquest of the Dacian indigenous people in Romania. The museum also houses the crown jewels of Romania, never to be worn again as the monarchy was disestablished after World War II. At that time, King Michael I was forced to abdicate and leave the country. In 1997 the Romanian government restored citizenship to King Michael I and he now lives there part-time but holds no governmental power. We couldn’t miss the opportunity to spend a night at the opera, so we enjoyed “Don Giovanni” in the National Opera house, a plushly decorated venue with a seating capacity of 1,000. When in Romania eat as the Romanians. We enjoyed a variety of traditional dishes, with our favorite being a meat stew made with a variety of meats and sausages, served with polenta, and finished off with papanasi, a dessert of doughnuts covered with jam and sour cream. You can find any type of food in Bucharest, from Belgium chocolate to Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, and prices are very reasonable. Taxis are a convenient and affordable way to get around, although subway lines and buses are easily accessible. Bucharest is a city of extremes, as on one corner you can see a Ferrari store and on the next block you may see crumbling buildings and obvious economic difficulties. Romania is becoming increasingly popular as a tourist destination. It is safe to visit and very affordable considering the favorable exchange rates. We certainly recommend going if you have the opportunity ― and not to miss the Transylvania tales.

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Fasching has played an important role in the lives of Mainz-Kastel’s citizenry. Photo below: World War II-era U.S. military uniforms and photos on display.

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A visitor looks at Roman relics found in the area. Admission to the museum is free. As many Americans are aware, the area over the years are on display thanks in part to recent first-hand at the museum. archeological discoveries near Clay Visitors can learn how Roman Kaserne during the construction engineers first constructed a wooden of Newman Village housing area, bridge to span the river between Romans once resided in many of Moguntiacum (Mainz) and the castle t more to it than you the same areas Americans today call on the eastern side of the river. That said Hess, who along home in the Wiesbaden and Mainz bridge was soon followed by a stone ot involved with the region. As a result, Roman pottery, structure which lay very near to the ee years ago. coins and other artifacts unearthed in current Theodor-Heuss-Bruecke.

Other Roman exhibits detail life and death, thermal baths, the arrangement of local fortifications and some of the leaders who ruled during Roman occupation of central Europe. Weapons, uniforms, furnishings, scale models and a host of other items give visitors a window into the various eras in Mainz-Kastel history from Roman times up to the present. One room is dedicated to aerial photos of the bombing devastation suffered both in Mainz and across the river in the latter days of World War II. Visitors can also get an idea of how the Allies crossed the Rhein after bridges were destroyed and the new bridge built by the Americans — the Lt. Gen. Alexander M. Patch Bridge — that once again connected the French-occupied (Mainz) and American zone (Mainz-Kastel) after the war. Germany, revered for its contribution of beer to the world, also contributed a native son, Adolphus Busch, born in 1839 in Kastel, then a district of Mainz. After learning the family winery and brewery supply business, Busch and two of his June 6, 2013

brothers moved to the United States where he eventually married into the Anheuser family (no strangers to the business of beer) and renamed the family business to the Anheuser Busch Company following the death of his father-in-law, Eberhard Anheuser. Besides details on the famous German-American brewer, visitors can also get an idea of how Fasching has evolved in the area over the decades. Costumes, medallions, programs and film footage detail the highly engaged enthusiasm of the local population in the annual celebration of Fasching. The Museum Castellum is located behind the Mainz-Kastel train station. Also, a small parking area is situated in front of the former Roman fortress. Admission to the museum is free. It’s open Sundays from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For information about group tours outside of normal hours of operation, call civ (06134) 3763. Information is also available online at www.

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Sports and leisure Sports Women’s volleyball team second in tourney shorts By Wendy Brown

U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Public Affairs Office

High school track teams first, third

The Wiesbaden High School boys’ track team came in first in the DoDDS-Europe Track and Field Championships in Kaiserslautern on May 25, and the girls’ team came in third. Junior Anthony Little won the 100 and 200 meter dashes. Wiesbaden also came in first in the 100-meter relay and the sprint medley relay. Chloe Pridgen came in second in the long jump, and Reymoi Jno-Lewis came in second in the 110 hurdles.

American Sports Camp

The fifth annual American Sports Camp in Nordend 2013 will take place July 1519 at the Kleyerschule gym in Frankfurt. The camp is for boys and girls ages 8-17. The camp takes place daily from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and coaches will introduce participants to American football, baseball, lacrosse and basketball. The camp costs €105. For more information, contact Ward Carr at civ (069) 5600-5788 or See also

The Wiesbaden Lady Eagles volleyball team came together at just the right moment to take second place in the Wiesbaden Invitational Volleyball Tournament. The team did so well during the May 18-19 tournament because everyone gave their all for each game, said team cocaptain Maria Taiafi-Husseini. “There was a lot of communication and everyone worked as one unit,” she said. Frances Cruz, also a cocaptain, said the team does function like a unit. “We work, practice, discipline, help each other and have fun at the same time,” she said. “I feel like we accomplished all that we have worked so hard to do during this last year,” said Wiesbaden Lady Eagle Frances Cruz goes up to spike the ball during a game against the Cruz, who has played on the Aviano Lady Dragons May 18 at the Wiesbaden Fitness Center. team for three years. Coach Chris Moed said in fifth; fourth runner-ups to hard work, dedication and Cruz said the team also has there are 15 players on the team, Ramstein Air Base. cheesy motivational speeches received a lot of support from and most of them are military Taiafi-Husseini said she before each game,” Taiafi- the staff at the Wiesbaden Fitspouses. For the tournament, has played on the team for two Husseini said. ness Center, especially from the players came together at years, and the team’s motto this The team would also like Brad Hagan, a program sport just the right time to succeed year is “Trust.” to thank the USO and the Wi- specialist. and take second place, he said. The team also owes a lot esbaden Community Spouses The team looks forward to a The Aviano Lady Dragons to Moed, Taiafi-Husseini said. Club, as well as the team’s tournament in Eindhoven, the came in first place, according “We wouldn't have been sponsor, Mercedes-Benz Tau- Netherlands, that takes place to the tournament results. The able to make it this far without nus Auto Verkaufs of Wies- June 14-16, Cruz said. It is Wiesbaden men’s team came our coach because of all his baden. not affiliated with the military.

18th Wallauer midsummer run

The 18th Wallauer Mittsommer Lauf will take place Friday, June 21, at the TV Wallau sports field on Rheingauer Weg in Hofheim-Wallau. For more information and to register for the race, visit www.

Recreational shooting

Head to the Wackernheim Range from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m June 15, July 13, Aug. 17 or Sept. 14 to enjoy recreational shooting. Must be age 14 or older. Minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Stop by Outdoor Recreation on Clay Kaserne for more information.

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Hanging in there

Soldiers hoist Pfc. Will Donohoo so he can begin performing the arm hang portion of the German Bundeswehr basic fitness test next to the Wiesbaden Fitness Center May 28. Sgt. Maj. Peter Knoeringer, a German Soldier working temporarily with U.S. Army Europe, gets ready to time Donohoo as he takes the test. The test also includes a 1,000-meter run and a 200-meter swim. Photo by Wendy Brown

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Sports and leisure By Donald Seltzer Volksmarch Editor

Take a hike:

Volksmarching notes

v With the first meeting under its belt, the Wiesbaden International Wandering Club seems to have hit the ground “walking.” A membership meeting takes place June 17 at the Wiesbaden Entertainment Center. A trip to the June 15 event at Bad Kreuznach via carpooling was announced for both “newbie” and veteran volksmarchers. Get more information at or email wiwcvolksmarching@ v Got a comment? Found something you’d like to correct? Want to change “unknown” to a useful trail description? Write me at volksmarch@gmail. com with the subject “Feedback.” v Interested in volksmarching but not sure how things work? Send an email message to volksmarch@ with the subject “Getting Started.” v Many thanks to readers Pat and Cheryl Patterson for faithfully providing brochures. v Readers are asked to pick up extra event brochures and to mail them via MPS to Donald Seltzer, CMR 467 Box 5533, APO AE 09096. v The postal code is included in the listings for readers using navigation devices. Autobahn exit numbers are being added for those without such devices. v Would you like to receive Take a Hike at the same time as the newspaper editor? Subscribe to receive the complete, unedited version of the monthly volksmarching feature by sending an email message to with “subscribe” in the subject line. v Look for additional event choices at www.

Weekend of June 8-9


llendorf (56370) ― Expect a pretty walk in the Naturpark Rhein-Taunus northwest of Wiesbaden. Use Autobahn 3 toward Limburg, exit at Bad Camberg (44) and follow a secondary road to Beuerbach, Ketternschwalbach and Panrod. Change roads to head toward Burgschwalbach and Zollhaus and connect with B-274 to reach the start.

Start: Dorfgemeinschaftshaus at Hauptstrasse 67 Saturday and Sunday: 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. (5 and 10 km) and 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. (20 km) Trail: Fairly hilly, fields and

‘Noises Off’

Wiesbaden’s awardwinning Amelia Earhart Playhouse features the popular comedy “Noises Off” June 7-8. Call the playhouse at civ (0611) 816-2474 for reservations.

Outdoor Rec trips

Wiesbaden Outdoor Recreation heads to Holiday Park June 8, Krakow June 13-17, Nove and Venice June 13-17, Munich June 14-16, a Swiss Jazz Fest June 21-23, Prague June 22-23, a Croatia Salsa Fest June 27 to July 1, and Strasbourg June 29. Call Out-

A guide to volksmarching in the Kaiserslautern/Wiesbaden area

woods Award: From previous events.


eibersbach (55444) ― This event is west of Bingen and adjacent to the scenic Hunsrück region. The town and its walk are easily reached. From Wiesbaden, use Autobahns 643 and 60 toward Bingen, and 61 toward Koblenz. Exit at Stromberg (46) to follow a minor road 4-5 miles in the direction of Rheinböllen, then pick up the road to Seibersbach. From the KMC, use Autobahns 6 and 63 toward Mainz and 61 toward Koblenz, then exit at Stromberg (46). Follow a minor road toward Rheinböllen to pick up the road to Seibersbach.

Start: Dorfgemeinschaftshaus on Soonwaldstrasse Saturday and Sunday: 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. (5 and 10 km) and 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. (20 km) Trail: Fairly hilly, fields and woods Award: From previous events.

Weekend of June 15-16


ad Kreuznach (55545) ― Former residents may enjoy a return visit to their one-time home and see the changes since the base was closed. Trails run through city parks and wooded areas, and along the Ellerbach River. From points east use Autobahn 60 west to Bingen, then follow B-41 to Bad Kreuznach. Follow IVV directional signs to the start.

Start: Don Bosco-Schule on Ellerbach Strasse Saturday and Sunday: 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. (5, 10 and 20 km) Trail: Slightly hilly, neighborhoods, fields and woods Award: From previous events.

Weekend of June 22-23


tzberg-Hering (64853) ― This event returns to its former location after a number of years at Höchst-Hassenroth. Use the Eberstadt exit (27) of Autobahn 5 and B-426 or the Reinheim/Rossdorf exit of B-26. IVV signs will lead to the start at Hering.

Start: Sportplatz at Ausserhalb 20 Saturday and Sunday: 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. (6, 11 and 20 km) Trail: Hilly, fields and wooded areas Award: From previous events.

Weekend of June 29-30


iesbaden-Klarenthal (65197) ― This event offers pretty wooded trails at this Sunday-only event. From outside of Wiesbaden, use Autobahns 66 and 643 to reach Wiesbaden and, staying in the left lane, pick up the 2nd Ring toward Klarenthal. Turn left onto

Klarenthaler Strasse and shortly thereafter left again as IVV signs assist drivers in reaching the start. Wanderers in Wiesbaden should make their way to the 2. Ring (home of the Amelia Earhart Center). Use the 2. Ring away from the city center to reach Klarenthaler Strasse to follow IVV directional signs.

Start: Sophie-und-Hans-Scholl-Schule at GeschwisterScholl-Strasse 10 Sunday: 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. (6 and 10 km) and 7 a.m. to noon (20 km) Trail: Hilly, woods Award: None.

Weekend of July 13-14


lacht (65558) ―This walk, north of Wiesbaden, brings wanderers to the scenic Limburg area. Consider visiting the interesting town of Limburg if you haven’t done so already. Use Autobahn 3 toward Köln and Limburg. Take the Limburg-Süd exit and B-54 in the direction of Diez and Wiesbaden to reach the start at Flacht.

Start: Aartalhalle at Bahnhofstrasse 17 Saturday and Sunday: 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. (5, 10 and 20 km) Trail: Very hilly, woods Award: None.


ohren (55487) ― This walk puts you near Hahn airport, home of Ryanair. Events in the Hunsrück area are always pretty and this one shouldn’t be an exception. Drivers should make their way to B-50 using the Rheinböllen exit (45) of Autobahn 61 or B-421 from Idar-Oberstein or Bad Kreuznach. Once on B-50, drive in the direction of Bernkastel-Kues. Sohren is at the bottom of a triangle formed by routes B-421, B-327 and B-50.

Start: Bürgerhalle at Talstrasse 1 Saturday: 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. (6 and 10 km) and 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. (20 km) Sunday: 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. (6 and 10 km) and 6 a.m. to noon (20 km) Trails: Fairly hilly, woods and fields Award: None.

Weekend of July 20-21


arbergen-Panrod (65326) ―This event is north of Wiesbaden in the scenic Naturpark Rhein-Taunus. Use Autobahn 3’s Bad Camberg exit (44) and a minor road leading to the start at Panrod. Wiesbaden’s readers may alternately use B-417 toward Limburg until reaching a minor road to Ketternschwalbach and Panrod. Start: Palmbachhalle on Kettenbacher Weg Saturday and Sunday: 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. (6 and 11 km), 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. (20 km) and 6-11 a.m. (30 km) Trails: Hilly, woods Award: None.

Things to do ... Things to do door Recreation at civ (0611) 705-5760 for details.

Medieval Festival

The annual Catzenelnbogener Knights Festival will be held June 8-9 (opening both days at 10 a.m.). The event, held in Katzenelnbogen which is northwest of Wiesbaden near Limburg, features jousting, a medieval camp, merchants, musicians, crafts people and more. For more information visit

Blues Night and Krazy Karaoke

The Cappuccino Casino hosts Blues Night June 15 and July 26. Krazy Karaoke with DJ Joker will be featured July 18. Stop by the Cappuccino Casino at the Hainerberg Shopping Center or call civ (0611) 411-4444 for more information.

Go digging

An archaeological excavation camp will take place Aug. 5-23 in the European Kultur-

park Bliesbruck-Reinheim. Volunteers are sought to help with the excavation work in search of Roman artifacts. Visit for more information.

Idstein Jazz Festival

The Taunus town of Idstein features its annual jazz festival June 21-23. Featured performers include the Dirty Boogie Orchestra, Milt Jackson Project, Donovan Aston, JayJayBeCe and the Syncopators. Tickets are €9 per day ............................................................................June 6, 2013

or €14 for all three days if purchased in advance (€2 more at the event). Visit for more information.

Mainz concerts

There are a host of upcoming concerts in Mainz. Bryan Adams performs at the Nordmole, Zollhaven, June 22; Elton John July 6 at the Nordmole, Zollhafen; Sting July 10 at the Nordmole, Zollhafen; and Marcus Miller July 12 at the Mainz Zitadelle. Visit www. for more information.

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Bulletin board Movie plots Iron Man 3 (PG-13) — Tony Stark/Iron Man is pitted against an enemy whose reach knows no bounds. When Stark finds his personal world destroyed at his enemy’s hands, he embarks on a harrowing quest to find those responsible. Now You See Me (PG-13) — A crack FBI squad is pitted in a game of cat-andmouse against a super-team of the world's greatest illusionists, who pull off a series of daring bank heists during their performances, showering the profits on their audiences while staying one step ahead of the law. The Purge (R) — In an America wracked by crime, the government has sanctioned an annual 12-hour period in which any and all criminal activity — including murder — is legal. Epic (PG) — When a teenage girl finds herself magically transported into this secret universe, she must band together with a rag-tag team of fun and whimsical characters in order to save their world and ours. The Croods (PG) — Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone and Ryan Reynolds lend their voices to the animated characters in this story about the world’s very first prehistoric family who go on a road trip to an uncharted and fantastical world. The Hangover Part III (R) — This movie is the epic conclusion to an incomparable odyssey of mayhem and bad decisions, in which the guys must finish what they started by going back to where it all began: Las Vegas. The Host (PG-13) — Our world has been invaded by an unseen enemy and humans become hosts for these invaders, their minds taken over while their bodies remain intact. Star Trek Into Darkness (PG-13) — In the wake of a shocking act of terror from within their own organization, the crew of the Enterprise is called back home to Earth. In defiance of regulations and with a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads his crew on a manhunt to capture an unstoppable force of destruction and bring those responsible to justice. After Earth (PG-13) — A crash landing leaves teenager Kitai Raige (Jaden Smith) and his legendary father Cypher (Will Smith) stranded on Earth, 1,000 years after cataclysmic events forced humanity's escape. The Internship (PG-13) — Billy (Vince Vaughn) and Nick (Owen Wilson) are salesmen whose careers have been torpedoed by the digital world. Trying to prove they are not obsolete, they defy the odds by talking their way into a coveted internship at Google, along with a battalion of brilliant college students.

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Saoirse Ronan and Jake Abel star in “The Host,” a movie in which unseen invaders take over the minds of humans.

At the movies June 6-20 Wiesbaden, Taunus Theater

June 6 — Iron Man 3 3D (PG-13) 7 p.m. June 7 — Now You See Me (PG-13) 7 p.m. The Purge (R) 9:30 p.m. June 8 — Epic 3D (PG) 4 p.m. The Purge (PG) 7 p.m. June 9 — The Croods 3D (PG) 4 p.m. The Hangover Part III (R) 7 p.m. June 10 — Now You See Me (PG-13) 7 p.m. June 11 — The Host (PG-13) 4 p.m. June 12 — G.I. Joe: Retaliation 3D (PG-13) 7 p.m.

June 13 — Star Trek Into Darkness 3D (PG13) 7 p.m. June 14 — After Earth (PG-13) 4 and 10 p.m. The Internship (PG-13) 7 p.m. June 15 — Epic 3D (PG) 4 p.m. The Internship (PG-13) 7 p.m. June 16 — The Croods 3D (PG) 4 p.m. After Earth (PG-13) 7 p.m. June 17 — After Earth (PG-13) 7 p.m. June 18 — The Internship (PG-13) 7 p.m. June 19 — Fast and Furious 6 (PG-13) 7 p.m. June 20 — The Purge (R) 7 p.m.

Magical characters help a teenage girl in a secret universe in “Epic.” Photo right: Jaden Smith stars with his father Will Smith in “After Earth.”

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I am selling a Sunbed from Dr. Kern Modell NGR 241. The light tubes were exchanged and ran for approx. 300 hours. Also have avail 300 hours light tubes. (The new tubes run up tp 600 hours.) I am selling the sunbed for someone. The light tubes can be bought at ebay or directly from Dr. Kern. One or two tubes are possibly defect and need to be replaced. Bought for 3500 to 4000 DM. If you are interested please contact us, the sunbed is located in Kaiserslautern, Tel: 0176-55 24 70 77 06374-944368 (Doris)



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responsible for providing procurement and logistics support for a large construction project at Clay Kaserne (formerly Wiesbaden Army Airfield), Wiesbaden, Germany. Strong MS Office Suite skills, excellent communication skills, and the ability to work in a fast-paced and team-oriented environment is a must. Candidates must possess at least 3 years of work experience within logistics including working with inventory control processes, materials planning, scheduling and supply chain management. Prior experience performing on a construction site with Forklift/Hi-Low experience is preferred. German language skills strongly desired. The position will be a full-time temporary term consultancy position (40hrs/week) for the duration of the project (2 years).

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Duties associated with the Material Logistics Coordinator/Operator position include: • Assist Project Team in identifying required material and equipment as specified in drawings and project specifications • Obtain required approvals for proper document submission • Assist Project Team in procuring and transporting material and equipment to the different construction project sites in a safe, timely and cost effective way • Perform asset inventory control audits including vendor, supplier, distributor or manufacturer’s warehouses, distribution centers, manufacturing facilities and/or project sites and communicate results through appropriate channels • Conduct research and/or compile data, as needed • Assist in the requisition of supplies and coding of invoices under appropriate project charge codes • Coordinate the accurate and expeditious distribution of information regarding deliveries and invoices in order to avoid delays • Compile adequate and complete documentation on all assets including airway bills, bills of lading, invoices and packing lists • Ensure that asset costs are allocated and billed properly to internal users • Update procurement and shipping plans • Produce correct and adequate reports/paperwork needed for efficient information flow for all project stakeholders In addition to the accountabilities above, other responsibilities, tasks, and deliverables may be assigned to the incumbent of this position Interested candidates should send their CV/Resume to: Ms. Shannon Haire at ECCO GmbH Richard-Wagner-Str. 1 67655 Kaiserslautern 0631-4140-6173


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Have fun with the locals Meeting of Styles Fri, Jun 14 – Sun, Jun 16 Mainz-Kastel, Brückenkopf Experience the Meeting of Styles, a meeting for all graffiti lovers, in Mainz-Kastel at the Brückenkopf. The event, during which international artists will present their impressive works of art at special locations where spraying is allowed, is supported by the city of Wiesbaden and a variety of social organizations. The opening party kicks off at 10 pm at the bistro Kontext in Wiesbaden. Please visit for more information.

EVENTS Rhine Romanticism Exhibition Fri, Mar 22 – Sun, Jul 28 Museum Wiesbaden The ‘Rhine Romanticism’ – Nature & Art exhibition will be held at the Museum Wiesbaden until July 28, 2013. Over 250 objects will be on display, including paintings, drawings and natural and cultural historic objects from the Mittelrhein to Untermain and Taunus regions. A Rhine river model will show visitors pertinent locations along the river, presenting them from a new scientific viewpoint. For more info in German see Street Festival ‘Theatrium’ Fri, Jun 7 – Sat, Jun 8 Wiesbaden, Wilhelmstrasse Germany’s oldest street festival ‘Theatrium’ along Wiesbaden’s Wilhelmstrasse, is still a crowdpleaser after 30 successful years. Artistic and theatrical performances can be seen and heard on every corner this weekend. A gathering of creative powers, a feast for the eyes and ears, a multitude of international culinary delights, and strolling along arts and crafts stalls tops off a beautiful summer’s day. For more information, visit

Friday Evenings in the Garden Fri, Jun 7 Bockenheim, Schlossgut Johanson Head to Schlossgut Janson’s Friday Evenings in the Garden, every Friday night in June and July from 6 pm in Bockenheim. Enjoy beautiful summer evenings with a glass of wine and a light snack in Schlossgut Janson’s romantic garden. Sit at a table next to the ancient castle wall and enjoy the bells of St. Martin’s church next door. The English-speaking hosts will make sure that everyone finds a place to sit. For more info see www. Wine4sense Fri, Jun 7 Oestrich-Winkel, Schloss Vollrads Join Wine4sense, a wine music party starting at 7.30 pm at the Maschinenhalle at the Schloss Vollrads in Oestrich-Winkel. Enjoy selected wines and delicious meals, see videos regarding wine and listen to relaxed music – a party for all senses. Tickets in advance are €25 and available at the office of the Rheingauer Weinwerbung, 06722 937700. Höfefest Fri, Jun 7 – Sun, Jun 9 Biebrich, Karpfenhof Enjoy the 10th anniversary of the Höfefest in Biebrich (courtyard festival) starting with an opening ceremony at the Karpfenhof on June 7 at 8 pm. On Saturday

and Sunday horse-drawn carriages will take visitors to different locations where specialties from cakes to steaks can be tasted. Furthermore, special programs for all ages will be provided as well as live music on all three days. No entry fee except for the opening ceremony! For more info in German see Burg- und Weinfest Fri, Jun 7 – Sun, Jun 9 Wachenheim, Wachtenburg Take part in the traditional Burg- und Weinfest (castle and wine festival) from June 7 to 9 at the Wachtenburg and in various locations throughout the city. Enjoy delicious wine, champagne, culinary meals and live music. The second part of the festival will take place from June 14 to 16 and will start with a big wine tasting event at the ‘Lutherischen Kirche’ at 7 pm. For more info in German see Biological garden fair Sat, Jun 8 – Sun, Jun 9 Wiesbaden, Park Schloss Freudenberg Visit the first Biogartenmesse (biological garden fair) in Wiesbaden June 8 and 9 from 10 am in the park of Schloss Freudenberg. Find a huge variety of indigenous and Mediterranean plants as well as seeds displayed by more than 50 gardeners. Moreover, workshops for all senses will be provided and useful products for the garden, ranging from tools to hammocks, will be presented.

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For more info in German see Zumba and Salsa Party Thu, Jun 13 Mainz, Mainz Strand Enjoy free Zumba and Salsa classes every Thursday at the Mainz Strand (beach) at 7.30 pm. After the lessons you can show your new skills during the following beach party. For more info in German see Flea market Sat, Jun 15 Biebrich, Parkfeld Find vintage treasures at the Parkfeld in the wonderful Schlossgarten (castle garden) from 7 am to 2 pm every third Saturday of the month. Comb through new things and rummage or bring your own to sell. For detailed info in German see UPCOMING CONCERTS Alex Clare Thu, Jun 27 Wiesbaden, Kulturzentrum Schlachthof See Alex Clare live at the Kulturzentrum Schlachthof in Wiesbaden on June 27, starting at 8 pm. The British musician, who became famous with his single ‘Too Close’, will present his music during three small concerts in Germany. Find more information in German and tickets from €33.50 at

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The Herald Union is a bi-weekly English language newspaper serving the Wiesbaden Military Community based at Clay Kaserne, commenly known as...

June 6, 2013 - Herald Union  

The Herald Union is a bi-weekly English language newspaper serving the Wiesbaden Military Community based at Clay Kaserne, commenly known as...