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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 www.wiesbaden.army. 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 www.wiesbaden.army.mil/ 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

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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...

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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...