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Strong Bonds

“They’ve contributed to our music, Guinness beer, and oysters and Irish breakfast.” said 5th Signal Command’s Jeffery Denison about Irish Americans. See page 2.

Boxers roll on Team Wiesbaden scores big at bouts in Vilseck. See page 19.

V Corps spouses build resilience during climbing outing. See page 16.

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Wiesbaden: Your home in Germany

Impact of construction

Projects continue to change the face of Wiesbaden military community

March 14, 2013

News flash

Suspension of Tuition Assistance

Story and photos by Karl Weisel

U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Public Affairs Office

Transformation continues to change the face of the Wiesbaden military community. Scores of projects are changing traffic patterns, creating new facilities and upgrading existing facilities. Following is information about several construction projects that are or will impact employees and residents:

Workers take down old facilities on Clay Kaserne in preparation for the start of construction on the new Consolidated Intelligence Center. beginning is construction of the old transformation Teams Cafe dining facilof the new $91 million station. A fence will be ity and Wiesbaden Fitness Consolidated Intelligence erected around the entire Center. This is expected Center, to be located next site which will close to occur in the latter part to the General Shalikash- all parking behind the of March. vili Mission Command Shoppette, block the end “Signs will be installed Center. Preliminary work, of Lucas Street and call indicating the new traffic already completed, in- for the installation of a flow once the pedestrian cluded the construction new pedestrian walkway walkway and fence are Clay Kaserne Consolidated Intel- of a new transformation around the fence line completed,” said Roger See Construction ligence Center — Among station next to the Shop- providing access to the on page 3 the major projects just pette and the demolition parking garage, Strong

Shipping meds

DoD pharmacies can assist with German mailing restrictions By Chuck Roberts Landstuhl Regional Medical Center Public Affairs Office

Photo by Wendy Brown

Thing One or Thing Two?

Lemicko Williams gives Wisty Battles, dressed as Thing Two, a high five as he prepares to enter the Sylvester McMonkey McBean machine at Aukamm Elementary School March 1. See page 8 for more Read Across America photos.

All U.S. ID cardholders are reminded that prescription drugs, overthe-counter medications, vitamins/minerals, and herbal and dietary supplements are not allowed to be mailed through an Army Post Office to Americans living in Germany. German law provides

strict regulations for importing medicine into Germany from other countries. Prohibited medicine products identified by U.S and German customs officials can either be destroyed or returned to sender, according to German and U.S. postal and customs officials. For those affected by the policy, there are See Shipping meds on page 6

Due to the current fiscal challenges, the Secretary of the Army has approved the suspension of Tuition Assistance. The suspension applies to all components and will remain in effect until the fiscal situation matures. Soldiers are no longer permitted to submit new requests for Tuition Assistance through the GoArmyEd portal. Soldiers currently enrolled and participating in courses approved for tuition assistance are not affected and will be allowed to complete current course(s) enrollment. Soldiers can continue to access their GI Bill benefits, if applicable (either the Montgomery GI Bill or the Post 9/11 GI Bill), or use another funding sources (i.e. grants, scholarships, or Army National Guard Soldiers using state Tuition Assistance). Soldiers are encouraged to contact the Education Centers for additional information. Updated information will also be posted to Army leaders said they understand the impact of this decision and will re-assess as the fiscal situation matures.

Earth Day Photo Contest

Wiesbaden community members are surrounded by a wide array of native plants, animals and picturesque nature settings. The Directorate of Public Works’ Environmental Division once again invites community members to submit their nature-themed photos (up to three each) in this year’s Earth Day Photo Contest. Photos must have been taken in 2013 and deadline to enter the competition is April 15. Winners will receive Exchange gift certificates and winning entries will be featured in the Herald Union and on the garrison’s Flickr page. Submit photographs to with Earth Day Photo Contest in the subject line.

Daylight Saving Time

Don’t forget to set clocks ahead one hour before going to bed March 30. Daylight Saving Time begins in the wee hours of March 31 in Europe.

Dining facility renamed

The Wiesbaden dining facility is now called the Strong Teams Cafe. The renaming reflects the upcoming departure of V Corps from Wiesbaden and the move of U.S. Army Europe from Heidelberg to Wiesbaden.

New Legal Services location

The Office of Client Legal Services (Claims and Legal Assistance) will be relocated to Building 1023W (second floor) on Wiesbaden’s Clay Kaserne on March 19. The office will be closed March 14-18 during the relocation and training holiday.

Commentary Feedback:

What did the Irish contribute to the American melting pot?

Stevan Eclavea Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers adviser “They’ve contributed St. Patty’s Day, traditions, their friendliness and festivities.”

Spc. Daniel Dempsey V Corps “They’ve added Guinness beer.”

Gabriel Penney Fitness instructor “They’ve given us good luck charms, a tradition in law enforcement, the luck of the Irish and Notre Dame.”

Spc. Patrick Brown V Corps “St. Patrick’s Day.”

Sgt. Kerri Koch 66th Military Intelligence Brigade “They’ve given us St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, music, religion and cultural heritage.”

From the command

Lt. Gen. Campbell says: Teamwork equals success of you can think about what a strong team consists of. Commander of U.S. Descriptions vary, Army Europe but common themes Now that I’ve remain true: Indihad the opportuviduals feel they are nity to travel around contributing toward U.S. Army Europe mission accomplishto meet many of our outstanding ment; open and two-way comSoldiers, civilians and family munication is commonplace; members, I’d like to share some and team members have each thoughts on one of my command others’ backs — not only on imperatives that are absolutely good days — but bad days as vital to our success, teamwork. well. USAREUR is a team of Here in Europe, we have teams, from the commanding the unique opportunity of begeneral and command sergeant longing to a team that not only major to a rifle squad; we suc- consists of our sister services, ceed or fail as a team. Setting the but our partners and allies in the conditions for our subordinates 51 countries in the European ensures we succeed; allowing Command area of responsibilthem to fail means we have ity. Take advantage of this and failed together. None of us can learn from your experiences do this alone. All of your lead- here both on and off duty. Leaders need your help and support ers must take every opportunity just as you need help from your to build multinational teams in higher headquarters so we can our training and operational succeed whether in garrison or experiences, no matter the size forward deployed. of the exercise. An often used thought on Building and maintainteamwork is, “It’s amazing what ing strong teams requires you can accomplish if you don’t self-reflection, voluntary selfcare who gets the credit.” Most improvement, selfless service By Lt. Gen. Donald M. Campbell Jr.

Role of the NCO in preventing sexual assaults By Command Sgt. Maj. David S. Davenport Sr. U.S. Army Europe

During a recent visit to U.S. Army Europe, Army Chief of Staff Gen Raymond Odierno highlighted the need for Soldiers to focus on the values, both moral and ethical, that make the Army such a strong team. He further added that sexual harassment and sexual assault erodes those bonds and tarnishes the military profession. Noncommissioned officers live by a creed that states, “My two basic responsibilities will always be uppermost in my mind

— accomplishment of my mission and the welfare of my Soldiers.” It is an NCO’s duty to end the crimes of sexual assault and harassment that erode the bonds of trust with Soldiers essential for military units to succeed. Without that Soldier’s trust, it puts all members of that military team at risk. Commanders and NCOs at all levels are crucial to eliminating this crime, but none are as important as those serving at the company-level organiza-

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and loyalty. All of these components are critical in leading U.S. Army Europe through our current challenges: budget constraints, reductions in the force structure, training focused on addressing future threats, and integrating women into combat positions. Strong Teams enable USAREUR to succeed through all of these efforts. March is Women’s History Month and celebrates women’s contributions to our nation. I encourage all of you to attend ceremonies and observances in support of Women’s History Month. When Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta lifted the ban on women serving in combat positions, he recognized the daily efforts women have already made in combat. Here in USAREUR, we are taking on the responsibility to successfully incorporate women into our combat arms. How USAREUR integrates women into these teams will be historic. Our goal must ensure all members — women and men — are ready to contribute and accomplish any mission, united together. Strong Soldiers, Strong Teams.

tions in our Army. Those leaders have the most supervision and interaction with our Soldiers and must strive to establish a climate of trust which will encourage victims of sexual assault and harassment to report incidents without fear of reprisal. NCOs support a commander’s accomplishment of this mission through education and discussion. This helps establish local sexual assault See Role of the NCO on page 4

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 New high-speed Internet

The Army and Air Force Exchange Service is launching Exchange Connect, a new pre-paid, high-speed Internet service for military customers in Germany. The new, on-base service will be launched in partnership with TKS and in collaboration with the Installation Management CommandEurope starting in June. Rollout requires installation of a Wi-Fi router in each individual housing unit. This is a relatively simple process that takes approximately 15 minutes, and TKS technicians have already starting installing some of these units without housing or garrison knowledge; this has now stopped. The housing office met with AAFES on Thursday to start working an installation plan with AAFES and TKS. Part of this plan is providing residents with prior notification and information on the installation two weeks before the work starts at their housing unit. The Exchange Connect will bring a minimum speed of 6 Mbps to every installation, with speeds up to 32 Mbps where advanced networks make it possible. There will be no contract required and no installation, activation or equipment fees charged for the new service. Customers can also look forward to customer service and billing in English as well as a Value Added Tax exclusion that eliminates the need for filing additional paperwork. (AAFES Public Affairs)

Family of the Year

The Association of the U.S. Army Family of the Year Award recognizes an exceptional Army family whose dedicated volunteer service significantly contributes to improving Army wellbeing and the well-being of the local community. Nominations should be submitted to local AUSA chapters by May 15. For more information about local AUSA chapters visit chapters/Pages/ChapterLocator.aspx. (AUSA Release)

Housing allowance survey

The Defense Travel Management Office is conducting an Overseas Housing Allowance utility and move-in expense survey through March 31. It’s intended to validate and adjust the amount of compensation service members are receiving from OHA to live in privately leased or rented residential housing. All service members, regardless of service affiliation, who reside in off-post housing are highly encouraged to complete the survey to ensure OHA rates are properly set at overseas locations. If service members are not available to complete the survey, spouses are asked to take the survey. Visit www.defensetravel.dod. mil/site/marutilmiha.cfm for more information. (USAREUR Public Affairs)

New hours for Troop Store

The Clay Kaserne Troop Store has new hours of operation. It is now open Monday to Thursday from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday from 7-10 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Construction . . . . . . . . . . Continued from page 1 Gerber, U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Transformation and Stationing Management director. Vehicles approaching the parking garage from the shoppette and garrison headquarters building will have to proceed down Heinig Street on the so-called Ring Road to reach the garage, dining facility and fitness center. Work on the CIC is expected to be completed by July 2015. Two new parking garages — In addition to the CIC construction, work will also start in May to erect a new 600-space Workers unload supplies for a project to upgrade buildings at the parking garage adjacent to the Directorate of Public Works — one of the many new enhancement current 1,100-space garage. projects on Clay Kaserne and throughout the community. Construction of a new of Clay Kaserne once construction is completed. This 300-space parking garage to serve the north side includes tennis courts, multipurpose sports fields, of Clay Kaserne and the new Information Processbaseball fields and an outdoor basketball court. One ing Center (slated to be finished with construction of the sports fields on the north side was funded by by December) will begin this spring and should be money won by the garrison as the Army Community completed in the fall. of Excellence Gold Award winner in 2011 while the More Clay projects — Another major project on other is part of the CIC project. Clay Kaserne is work on the new Wellness Center on Auto Skills Center — The new Auto Skills Centhe second floor of the Warrior Transition Unit. The ter on the north side of Clay Kaserne is expected to center, which offers similar services as those curbe completed by this spring. Construction of a new rently provided by a Wellness Center in Heidelberg military working dog facility, to be built adjacent to — treadmill, cycle ergometer, direct gas analyzer, the Auto Skills Center, starts in June and should be strength testers, education classroom and more — is finished by summer 2014. expected to open by the end of August. Ongoing Clay Kaserne renovation projects include Hainerberg and Crestview Housing “A variety of renovation projects are going on in improvements to Buildings 1023, 1060, 1067 and 1206; motor pool; the Postal Service Center; 5th Hainerberg and Crestview Housing to enhance the Signal Command and U.S. Army Europe buildings. overall quality of life for Soldiers and their families,” All are expected to be completed throughout the year. said Gerber. These include a mix of interior and exCommunity Activity Center — While work terior repairs, extended walkways, a new community continues to improve the Community Activity gazebo in Hainerberg and other work. New Wiesbaden Exchange — A groundbreaking Center’s ballroom, ceiling and exterior, Dr. Robert Schloesser, director of Family, Morale, Welfare and ceremony in Hainerberg Housing Feb. 22 signaled the Recreation, reminded patrons that the Little Italy start of construction on a new 14,500-square-foot, $35 Restaurant remains open for business. “The restau- million facility which will consolidate Army and Air rant and fireside room remain open during this time Force Exchange Service stores, concessions, food emfor your lunch and dinner dining pleasure,” he said poriums and local banking institutions. Construction during the Community Information Briefing Feb. 28. is expected to be completed by December 2014 with (Editor’s note: Little Italy also offers take-out and a grand opening tentatively set for spring of 2015. For more information and news about transformadelivery service. Call 0611-705-5888.) Work should tion projects impacting the Wiesbaden military combe completed by this fall. Clay sports fields — Wiesbaden military com- munity, visit the garrison’s Transformation Update munity members will be able to enjoy a host of new page at sports fields in Newman Village and on the north side transformation.asp.

Help save energy and tax dollars To help reduce costs and save energy, people are asked to power down all computers at the end of the duty day and to shut off computer speakers, scanners and other attached equipment when not in use. Place computers and peripherals on a power or smart strip and turn off at the end of the day. Ensure all exterior doors/windows remain closed and well sealed, except to ventilate for short periods

for mold/mildew control. Space heaters are strictly prohibited in heated or cooled spaces. Building lights should be turned off when facility is unoccupied. If windows are cracked or missing submit a work order for repair. (Courtesy of the Directorate of Public Works) .........................................................................March 14, 2013

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News and features From the blotter

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

Feb. 21 Traffic accident — A noncommissioned officer is being charged with a traffic accident: Speed too fast for road conditions. Traffic accident — A Soldier is being charged with a traffic accident: Inattentive driving.

Feb. 22 Traffic accident — A Soldier is being charged with a traffic accident resulting in damage to government property.

Feb. 24 Negligent homicide/drunken driving — A civilian employee is being charged with drunken operation of a vehicle, negligent homicide and civilian misconduct.

Feb. 25 Traffic accident — A civilian is being charged with a traffic accident: Following too closely. Traffic accident — An officer is being charged with a traffic accident: Speed too fast for road conditions.

Feb. 27 Assault — An NCO is being charged with assault on a child under the age of 16.

March 1 Traffic accident — A civilian is being charged with a traffic accident: Inattentive driving. Failure to obey regulation — An NCO is being charged with failure to obey order or regulation/ re-register a privately owned vehicle.

March 2 Assault — A family member is being charged with assault consummated by a battery, domestic violence and civilian misconduct.

March 3 Criminal trespass — A civilian is being charged with criminal trespass, assault on military law enforcer, resisting arrest and traffic accident resulting in damage to government property.

March 4 Owning an uninsured POV — An NCO is being charged with owning an uninsured POV and failure to re-register a POV. Traffic accident — An NCO is being charged with a traffic accident resulting in damage to government property.

March 5 Tax evasion — A civilian employee is being charged with tax evasion, unlawful transfer of POL items, misuse of ILS privileges, unlawful possession of POL items and civilian misconduct. Tax evasion — A family member is being charged with tax evasion, commercial solicitation, misuse of APO privileges and civilian misconduct. Tax evasion — A family member is being charged with tax evasion, unlawful transfer of AAFES merchandise, unlawful possession of AAFES merchandise, misuse of ILS and civilian misconduct. Assault — A Soldier is being charged with assault consummated by a battery.

March 6 Traffic accident — An officer is being charged with a traffic accident: Failure to judge proper clearance. Traffic accident — A civilian employee is being charged with driving while license was revoked, owning an unregistered vehicle and civilian misconduct.

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Downrange assistance

American Red Cross volunteer Ryan Peralta (right) smiles as Scott Legg and Jamie Spear donate items to a supply drive for Soldiers in Africa and Afghanistan at the Wiesbaden Commissary March 1. The drive collected items such as snacks, candy, gum and personal hygiene items. Photo by Wendy Brown

Role of the NCO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Continued from page 2 prevention strategies and demonstrates the commitment of the command by setting the example in conduct and action of the Army Values. Commanders and command sergeants major at higher levels are critical in setting the conditions to be successful by providing resources, training and staffing. Although money is the first resource that comes to mind and is important in sustaining a quality program, time is equally critical — not only for the units to conduct the training, discussions and events, but also for taking part in company-level activities so that Soldiers hear and see their commitment to eliminating sexual assault and harassment. Sexual assault is a tough and complex crime that needs only the best Soldiers to serve as Sexual Harassment Assault Response Program coordinators. Thought must go into who will fill this critical role on a commander’s staff. Commanders must look beyond the certifying checklist and into the character, personal communication skills, compassion and reputation of the person. It is more than filling out a certification packet and meeting a report to higher headquarters. Questions such as, “Does the sergeant first class SHARP coordinator have the intangible skills necessary to handle the highly sensitive and personal situation when a Soldier has been a victim of this crime of assault?” must be asked. Both of these points were highlighted during a recent USAREUR women’s forum hosted by the commander and myself that featured subject matter experts and more than 50 female Soldiers in various levels of responsibilities and grades within our community. Many of the information sessions were followed by small group discussions exploring concerns about the topic and helping develop strategic recommendations to better USAREUR’s overall program. On comment sheets and after action reviews, participants said they wanted “to see more leaders at the training so that Soldiers could hear their commitment to the program and the importance of having the right person as the SHARP coordinator, who will take action while treating the victim with dignity and respect.” Before you can enforce a standard at the company level, you must know what the standard is and how it is applied. The same is true of sexual assault. Soldiers need to know it’s a crime that will not be tolerated in the Army. The SHARP coordinator has an integral role in prevention of this crime. NCOs need to know who their SHARP coordinator is and how to contact him or her. Crisis hotline phone numbers and unit points of contact should also be addressed during

in-processing, reception or integration counseling. Consider conducting a terrain walk of the garrison agencies and first responders who will be called upon in a time of crisis, either as part of scheduled training or sponsorship? Education should come in forms other than memos posted on a unit bulletin board, a poster taped to a wall or a monthly celebration with information displays. It takes leaders sitting down and talking to their Soldiers, correcting and holding Soldiers accountable for inappropriate behavior, and setting the example of conduct and behavior for all to see what right looks like. Once we are informed, we must begin an open and honest discussion on the subject of sexual assaults. Challenging norms, culture and stereotypes through discussion not only allows for the standard to be taught but allows for NCOs to be seen as the example, addressing this crime facing our Army. Discussing with our Soldiers what consent really means; leveraging NCOs when they return from SHARP Mobile Training Teams and sharing with Soldiers what they learned are vital. Our Army is one of action. NCOs, as the backbone of the Army, must heed their role in developing and implementing local sexual assault prevention strategies and preventing this crime. NCOs are trained on Army Battle Drills, but do they know how to handle a sexual assault? The majority of victims are under 24 years old, in the grades of private to specialist. The majority of perpetrators are male under the age of 25 in the grades of private to specialist. Typically the assault occurs on the weekend, alcohol is involved and the victim is new to the unit. What are NCOs doing with these statistics? Does the unit Charge of Quarters have specific checks they are required to make to ensure enforcement of safety, security and policies? Do the staff duty NCO and other NCOs make random checks to ensure compliance? Are the squad leaders truly engaged with their Soldiers to know what they are doing during the weekend? Commanders and NCOs at all levels are important to eliminating this crime facing our Army, but none are as important as those who serve at company-level organizations in our Army. They have the most supervision and interaction with Soldiers and can establish a climate of trust that will encourage victims of sexual assault and sexual harassment to report incidents without fear of reprisal. It’s time for the backbone of the Army to stand up and take action. Let us not forget our commitment to our fellow Soldiers, the Army and the NCO Creed in mission accomplishment and ensuring the welfare of all Soldiers in peace and in war.

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Seminar hones management skills Garrison proactively supports Year of the Middle Manager

“Hopefully the seminar content will equip our managers U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden to be more efficient and producPublic Affairs Office tive,” she said. Calling it a “low bureauThe garrison launched the first in a series of new Leader- cratic zone,” Howes said the ship and Workforce Develop- idea was to gather local subject ment Seminars Feb. 27. Manag- matter experts to engage maners and supervisors participated agers while avoiding “death by in a daylong training session PowerPoint.” “We didn’t have to look far aimed at enhancing their communication, time management, to comprise a solid team of team building, resiliency and facilitators,” she added organizational skills. “It’s very interactive train“I want you to share your ing; we’re idea sharing,” Howes good ideas with one another,” said, explaining that with tighter said Dr. Robert Kandler, U.S. budgets restricting the potential Army Garrison Wiesbaden for stateside training, this is deputy to the commander, in a way for employees to ramp their skill set here at home. “We opening the seminar. “Leaders have to be flexible. plan to supplement this training Leaders have to know how to with bimonthly lunch-and-learn change,” said Kandler. “But workshops, which may cover they also have to know how to topics ranging from progressive discipline to motivational stay the course.” The seminars are a strate- talks. … Our strategic focus is gic planning initiative, part of to invest in our middle managthe garrison’s overall effort to ers toward the betterment of the continue improving customer overall workforce. “We believe that continued support and service for Soldiers and their families, said Camille professional development is Howes, with the garrison’s essential for the well-being of Plans, Analysis and Integration our employees, our organization and our nation,” Howes added. Office. “This is a concerted effort “And while this is a time of conto professionally develop our strained resources, we are fully middle managers,” said Howes, committed to the professional pointing out that 2013 is the Year growth of our workforce.” “What’s a key ingredient to of the Middle Manager. being an effective leader, friend or spouse,” asked Army Community Service Director Jan Meert during a session on improving communication skills. Explaining that studies show that faceto-face communication remains the most effective way to communicate, Meert drew attention to the many facets of communication — eye contact, body language, conflict resolution and trust. “We communicate nonverbally and oftenParticipants engage in an exer- times that is miscommucise aimed at revealing personal- nicated,” she said. “If there is a conflict ity traits during the seminar. Story and photos by Karl Weisel

each other, and they are time sensitive,” said Patrick, demonstrating a range of tips for using Windows Outlook to increase productivity. “These are the gears, right here sitting in this room, that keep the garrison running,” said Col. David Carstens, USAG Wiesbaden commander. Calling the current budget uncertainty Army Community Service Director Jan Meert describes the many “tumultuous times,” different forms of communication and the importance of person- Carstens said, “Now, more than ever, we alized, face-to-face interactions during the seminar. needed to do this. You going on, it is up to you as a tion. … You’ve got to make are the first line of deleader or supervisor to address folks feel important, valued — a fense in ensuring that we survive it,” Meert added. “Respond, part of the team,” Meert said. these times. don’t react. When you respond, Finding ways to reduce the “We can’t anticipate everyuse your head, not your emo- sheer volume of email traffic and thing,” said Carstens, explaintions.” better use of computer software ing that mid-level managers Keeping everyone in the tools to manage appointments need to be prepared to oversee organization informed and up- and administrative tasks were all of the different aspects of to-date are also vital parts of addressed by Jamie Patrick, supervisory responsibility. the communication process, she USAG Wiesbaden command “I think this is really essaid. “Connecting personally administrative officer. sential to your development as opens the lines of communica“We all need things from leaders,” Carstens added. .........................................................................March 14, 2013

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Shipping meds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Continued from page 1 options available to receive certain medicines and supplements, to include Military Treatment Facility pharmacies, Army and Air Force Exchange Service outlets, commissaries, German pharmacies and retail stores, said Lt. Col. Rodney Jorstad, pharmacy consultant for Europe Regional Medical Command. Below is a summary of various options:

I’ve never been to a military treatment facility. Must I register to have my prescriptions filled or can I come straight to the pharmacy?

To receive any services from an Army MTF, beneficiaries must first be registered in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System, a worldwide, computerized database of uniformed service members, their family members and others who are eligible for military benefits. This requires a visit to the Patient Administration section, which usually occurs during inprocessing for active duty service members and their family members. Pay Patients (civilians, Department of Defense Dependents Schools staff and eligible contractors) or those with additional insurance coverage beyond Tricare are asked to provide insurance information to PAD during the initial registration process. As this information can change over time, you are responsible for making sure PAD has your most current insurance information or you may be billed for 100 percent of the costs for any services rendered. Have your insurance card with you to ensure you’re billed correctly. Once you are registered, you will be registered at all MTFs within Germany.

After you register, what’s required to have my prescription filled?

If you previously received your prescriptions in the mail, you will need a new written prescription from your health care provider to have your prescription filled at an MTF pharmacy. A label from your current mail order pharmacy is not sufficient. Mail order pharmacies will not transfer your prescription to military pharmacies. Only original prescriptions (not copies or scans) are considered legal. This may require you to schedule an appointment with your local provider or contact a stateside provider for new prescription orders to be mailed to you. When you arrive at a military pharmacy, you are required to show your ID card and present a hard copy prescription signed in ink by a physician. Patients need to bring their prescriptions to the pharmacy well before they run out of medication. If their prescription is for a medication that is not stocked, it can take between one to three weeks to fill the prescription and up to six weeks if it’s a narcotic medication. Army military treatment facilities do not have the ability to carry all medications available on the American market, and military treatment facilities are limited by their overseas supply chain when requisitioning medications. Delays may occur if your written prescriptions contain small errors or unclear information that requires a pharmacist to contact the provider before filling them.

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Due to the time differences and availability of the provider, this may delay your prescription a few days after you present them to the pharmacy. If the pharmacist’s questions cannot be resolved, the pharmacist may refuse to fill the prescription.

Will military pharmacies be able to fill all prescription medications?

There are several FDA-approved medications that are not provided at MTF pharmacies due to policies and/or regulations that forbid their use within the military health care system. A prior authorization or any other approval from Tricare or a civilian insurance company does not override these restrictions. Regardless of the reason you are using them, Army MTF pharmacies may not be able to honor your prescription. The most common restricted items include weight loss medications, fertility/assisted pregnancy medications and medications approved for cosmetic conditions. A complete list of these items cannot be provided here. Call your local MTF pharmacy if you have any questions.

How does the pharmacy system determine which prescription medications they will stock?

Army MTF pharmacies in Germany operate under one formulary system, which means that Army senior physicians and pharmacists decide which medications are generally available and locally stocked. The entire overseas supply system is based on providing formulary medications to our pharmacies. Providers may request a non-formulary (sometimes called special order) medication based on rules outlined by the military and Tricare. These requests will be approved or denied based on a patient’s individual circumstances and clinical criteria. Patients using non-formulary medications, who use stateside providers, will be encouraged to switch (with their doctor’s permission) to similar formulary medications. Prescriptions for non-formulary medications from stateside providers will be reviewed for approval by local clinic leadership. If approved, non-formulary medications typically take several weeks to arrive from the U.S. Some non-formulary medications are “restricted” and requests for these may be denied.

How do I order refills of my medications?

All prescription bottles dispensed from an MTF contain a phone number to call to request refills. All you need to do is follow the automated prompts and enter the refill prescription number. Refills can be picked up at any MTF pharmacy in Germany.

What about controlled substances?

Controlled Substances can be filled by military pharmacies but they are subject to military service rules. Prescriptions for controlled substances filled at any Army pharmacy will be limited to a one month

supply except for ADHD medications, which can be filled for a three-month supply.

Can I fill prescriptions written by my German doctor?

Yes, as long as the doctor is a Tricare-authorized provider. The prescription must be written in English using American trade names/generic names. The easiest way to find out if a local German doctor can write prescriptions is to ask if they are accustomed to writing prescriptions to be filled at an American military pharmacy.

I’ve never seen a cash register at an Army pharmacy. How can civilians pay for their medications?

Civilian pay patients will be charged the entire cost of the prescription minus what their insurance pays. Europe Regional Medical Command has an office that will bill third-party insurance, accept any payment provided by that insurance, and bill patients for any remaining costs (usually co-pays/co-insurance, or applicable deductibles or not covered services). This is a courtesy provided by ERMC. The billing process for prescriptions is not handled by the pharmacy, and pharmacy personnel will not be able to answer billing questions. All questions concerning claims (potential or actual) or any other billing issues should be directed to the ERMC Uniform Business Office at www.eubo. Contact information can also be found at the bottom of each billing statement. The rates used by the eUBO for billing are defined by DoD pricing tables and are not developed locally. It is our experience that the cost of prescriptions billed by MTF pharmacies is comparable to stateside retail pharmacies. Army MTF pharmacies can estimate the cost of a prescription but cannot estimate what your insurance will pay or estimate what your out-of-pocket expenses will be.

What about non-prescription items such as over-the-counter medications, protein powder, vitamins/minerals, herbals and other supplements? And do the same mailing restrictions apply to medications for pets?

Army MTF pharmacies are unable to order nonformulary over-the-counter items, even if they were recommended by your doctor. Many local stores have these products available to purchase, including AAFES facilities, the Commissary, the German Apotheke (pharmacy) or German retail stores such as Globus or Real. The German medical system uses many more herbal and homeopathic medications than used in the U.S., so finding these products at German stores will likely be easier than you expect. The same mailing restrictions apply to medications for pets. Consult your local veterinarian for suitable alternatives.

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American Red Cross holds pet first aid class Participants learn how to take vital signs and provide emergency care By Jill Jolly

Special to the Herald Union

Caring for a pet requires a lot more than simply feeding the animal. That’s one of the lessons several younger participants learned in the Wiesbaden American Red Cross’ Pet First Aid class. “Your pet is a part of your family,” said Capt. Ericka Carroll, a member of the Wiesbaden Veterinary Clinic staff and class instructor. “It is important to know what to do in a medical emergency in the first critical moments to make sure your pet is safe before seeking veterinary care.” About 11 people attended the March 1 class, held at the American Red Cross offices on Clay Kaserne. Students first learned how to be prepared in the case of an emergency. Carroll provided a list of supplies and information to have for a pet first aid kit in case of a medical emergency. Participants also learned what the normal vital signs are for cats and dogs. They were

taught how to take vital signs, such as pulse, respiratory rate and temperature, in their pets. “Knowing what is normal is important in recognizing what is abnormal,” said Carroll. The class then went on to learn what to do in certain emergencies, such as if a pet has breathing problems, cardiac problems, an injury or a sudden illness. Cody Ford, an owner of two small dogs, said he and his wife took the class “so we feel prepared if our dog has an accident or injury.” “I sit and walk dogs,” said his wife, Claudia Penner. “I want to make sure I know what to do.” Carroll also reminded the participants to keep updated information on their pets. She told them how important it is to have updated pet tags and to keep microchip information up to date in case they are lost. For more information regarding pet first aid visit the American Red Cross located on Clay Kaserne in Building 1023E or call civ (0611) 705-1760.

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Capt. Ericka Carroll teaches Max Schneider how to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation on a dog in the American Red Cross first aid class for pets held on Clay Kaserne March 2. Participants also learned which supplies are good to have on hand in case of a pet medical emergency.

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Protecting bats

Members of the U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Directorate of Public Works install bat boxes on Buildings 7798 and 7799 in Hainerberg Housing Feb. 28 to replace boxes affected by the Self Help Store renovation project. The bats are protected under German environmental law. Residents are asked not to disturb the boxes, especially during the nursery roost season from April to July. .........................................................................March 14, 2013

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Reading across Wiesbaden schools

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First-grader Katie Simmonet eats green eggs and ham as her teacher, Tiffany Colon-Pagan, shows the class pictures from “Green Eggs and Ham” by Dr. Seuss March 1. Photo left: Col. David Carstens, U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden commander, reads to students at Hainerberg Elementary School Feb. 28. Photo bottom left: Wiesbaden Middle School music teacher Annette Benton and social studies/ language arts teacher Andrew Burton entertain students with a whimsical performance of Dr. Seuss’ “Green Eggs and Ham” March 4. Photo bottom middle: Students at Wiesbaden Middle School wear crazy hats March 4. Photo middle top: U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Command Sgt. Maj. Sa’eed Mustafa reads at Hainerberg Elementary School Feb. 26. Photo bottom right: Aukamm Elementary School host nation teacher Frau Carrey Sullivan reads “Green Eggs and Ham” in the German language March 1.

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A primer on German landlord/tenant law The two most common problems between landlords and tenants involve security deposits and evictions. Before renting privately in Germany, tenants usually have to pay a security deposit to cover damage to the quarters occurring during the lease period. Security deposits often equal two or three months rent. Under German law, they may not exceed three months rent and may be paid in three monthly installments. The first installment is due upon the beginning of the lease. Tenants often pay the security deposit into the same account as their monthly rent; however, under German law, the landlord must keep the security deposit in a separate account. Keeping security deposits in a separate account protects the tenants if the landlord loses his assets in a bankruptcy action. Interest accrued on the security deposit must be paid to the tenant when the tenant moves out, if the premises are returned to the landlord in good condition and without any other payments, such as rent, still outstanding. If the landlord keeps all or part of the deposit, he must give the tenant a list of the damages and repair estimates within a reasonable period of time after the tenant moves out. A “reasonable period of time” can be between three and 12 months under German law, but only if assessing the damage is difficult; otherwise, the deposit must be returned earlier. Since the deposit might not be returned to the tenant right away, the tenant should consider giving a power of attorney to someone who is going to remain in Germany to deal with the landlord for the tenant until the matter is finally resolved. There is no hard and fast rule under German law about what constitutes “damage” that tenants are liable for, so this is

a good item to resolve ahead of time in your lease. Of course, there can also be arguments about whether a particular item of damage occurred during the lease period. To protect yourself from such arguments, do a thorough, written inventory of the condition of the leased premises before you move in and after you move out, and ask the landlord or a housing official to verify the inventory by initialing or signing it. When it comes to evictions, landlords cannot simply order you to get out of your quarters, rather they must comply with a number of procedural requirements under German law. The landlord must give the tenant a written termination notice before the eviction. For leases of up to five years duration, three months notice is required, and if you receive the notice after the third working day of the month, that month does not count as one of the three months. The notice must explain the justification for the termination. German law accepts several grounds for termination. A landlord who needs to use the rented premises for himself, his family, or a member of his household has valid grounds, but only if the need is compelling; a mere wish to live in the quarters is not sufficient. Termination is also legal if a landlord wishes to sell the quarters and can prove that selling the property “with tenants” will result in substantially less profit than selling it “without tenants.” A landlord may also terminate a lease if the tenant repeatedly violates the lease, by ignoring quiet hours, for example, or by subletting without authorization, keeping pets without permission, or damaging the property. In such cases, the landlord must usually give the tenant a warning first. However, termination without prior warning is possible if the tenant is guilty

of a severe breach of the lease, such as not paying the rent. Even if the landlord complies with the three-month written notice requirement and has valid grounds, the tenant can still object to the termination and demand continuation of the lease, if the termination will cause undue hardship to the tenant. The tenant must file the protest with the landlord at least two months before the termination date. Undue hardship exists if adequate substitute housing cannot be obtained under reasonable conditions. For example, if a Soldier receives an eviction notice just a few months before his PCS date, that probably would constitute a hardship, since suitable quarters for such a short-term lease are very hard to find. Pregnancy, physical handicaps, and old age may also constitute hardships, depending on the circumstances. Even if the termination notice is valid and no hardship defense exists, the tenant will not be kicked out into the street right away. The landlord must obtain a court order before physically removing a tenant from the quarters, and must notify the tenant before the court hearing. The tenant may be present at the hearing and may request a grace period of up to a year. If you receive an eviction notice, contact your local Legal Assistance Office or Housing Referral Office immediately, and request an appointment with a German attorney who can offer further advice on how to protect your interests. The Legal Assistance/ Claims Office is located at the Clay Kaserne Legal Center, Building 1023N. Hours of operation are 9 a.m.-noon and 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. Hours of operation for Thursday are from 1 p.m.-4 p.m. (Courtesy Wiesbaden of the Legal Assistance Office)

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Coming to terms in ‘The Elevator’

Jackie Leverette (from left), Col. David Carstens and Kevin Ringgold perform in the Amelia Earhart Playhouse production of “The Elevator” during the community’s Black History Month presentation at the Taunus Theater Feb. 26. “The Elevator,” a oneact play about social perceptions and actions, was an entry in this year’s IMCOM-Europe One-Act Play Festival, garnering third place best actor honors for Leverette’s portrayal. The Amelia Earthart Playhouse is currently featuring the English-language play “Les Liaisons Dangereuses” with show dates of March 15, 16 and 17. The theater opens the musical “Sugar” March 29 with following play dates of March 30-31, April 5-7 and 12-14. Call dsn 816-2473 for reservations. Photo below: Hanna Cornish sings the national anthem during the event. .........................................................................March 14, 2013

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U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Command Sgt. Maj. Sa’eed Mustafa (third at table from right) fills out his Army Emergency Relief donation form with other command sergeants major March 1 at the Wiesbaden Fitness Center. Photo left: Runners take off at the start of the AER fivekilometer race at 6:30 a.m. March 1 at the Wiesbaden Fitness Center. Photo bottom: Maj. Jeffrey Buckner feeds his dog Cooper water after the race.

Army Emergency Relief campaign kicks off By Wendy Brown

U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Public Affairs Office

The Soldier at Fort Drum, New York was ready to take off on a winter trip with his wife and children with no snow tires because he could not afford them. Thanks to Army Emergency Relief, the Soldier was able to receive assistance from the program and buy the tires he needed to keep his family safe, said retired Col. Eldon Mullis, deputy director for administration/secretary of AER. Fort Drum is famous for the amount of snow that falls there. “I hope we have got a command climate here where we put our arms around the Soldiers and they know they can come to AER,” Mullis said. Mullis, after running a fivekilometer race in honor of the U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden AER campaign kickoff event March 1 at the Wiesbaden Fitness Center, delivered the event’s keynote address and

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asked people to contribute to the program. Since the private, nonprofit organization started 71 years ago, it has helped 3.4 million Soldiers and provided assistance to the tune of $1.4 billion, Mullis said. AER's mission is to provide emergency financial assistance to Soldiers and their families. “Life is full of unexpected surprises,” he said. “Sometimes they’re good, and sometimes they’re not good,” Mullis said. While most people know AER assistance is available for broken down vehicles, Mullis said, they do not always know that the money is also available for preventive maintenance such as snow tires. It is also all available in loans at zero percent interest, Mullis said ― eliminating the need for anyone to go off post for a loan. Short-term loan establishments off post often charge between 36 to 600 percent

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interest, which means that a $500 loan can cost a person $125 in interest over the course of 20 days, Mullis said. “Why do that?” he asked. AER is only made possible, however, because people donate money to the fund, Mullis said. Every donation helps. USAG Wiesbaden Command Sgt. Maj. Sa’eed Mustafa, who gathered the garrison’s command sergeants major to fill out contribution forms with him, said AER is one of the most important programs in the Army. It is important for people to contribute so Soldiers have a place to turn when they are in need of assistance, Mustafa said. Capt. Jennifer Glover, USAG Wiesbaden Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment commander and AER campaign coordinator, said people can contact their unit campaign coordinator to donate or contact

her at mil 337-5211, civ (0611) 705-5211 or jennifer.a.glover2. The fund accepts checks and cash contributions, Glover said, and Soldiers may also donate via a paycheck allotment. People can contact Leary Henry, Army Community Service financial readiness manager and AER officer, at mil 335-5402, civ (0611) 4080-402 or via email at leary.g.henry. The program raised $46,000 in Wiesbaden last year, Henry said, and gave out $153,000. The money raised for AER goes into one pool of money from which all the various AER programs draw, he said. Mullis said that in the past two years, the program has added nine new categories of assistance, so it is often worth checking to see if AER can help. The fund also pays for scholarships for dependent children and spouses, Mullis said. The

average scholarship amount last year was $2,500 ― money that the recipient does not have to pay back. It is also important for people to know that military members and their spouses who are more than 50 miles away from an Army installation can receive assistance from emergency relief funds at other branches of the military, Mullis said. If there is no military installation within 50 miles, people can also go to an American Red Cross chapter for assistance, Mullis said. For more information about AER in general visit www. As for the race results for men, Phillip Curiel came in first, Keven Bordenave came in second and Byron Critchfield came in third. For the women, Camile Adams captured first place, Olga Elliot came in second and Kelley Jhong came in third.

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Beware of email phishing scam Beware of any email that purports to be from the “Office of the Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI)” — it is a scam, according to law enforcement officials. The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, commonly called CID, is warning both the Army community and the public about a new Internet phishing scam where criminals are attempting to pose as Army CID officials. There is no such office as the “Office of the Division of Criminal Investigation” in the Army CID. If you receive an email claiming to be from the “Office of the Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI),” do not respond to the email, stop all contact if you have responded, and report having received the email to usarmy.belvoir.usacidc.mail.crime-tips@ In the email, the perpetrators say they have discovered fraudulent activities within a company that the targeted victim had contact with. The cyber-criminals then ask the potential victim to acknowledge the email and provide financial and personal information.

According to CID special agents, these phishing and/or spear-phishing emails originate from overseas, most likely Western Africa, which is home to a number of well known Internet scams such as the “Nigerian Scam,” “Foreign Lottery Scam” and the “Romance Scam” that continues to plague the public. Most email scam attempts are easily recognizable as they are usually unsolicited, contain misspelled words, punctuation and grammatical errors, and often ask for personally identifiable and/or financial information or for money. Cyber-crime and Internet fraud presents unique challenges to U.S. law enforcement agencies as criminals have the ability to mask their true identities, locations and cover their tracks quickly.

Websites and accounts can easily be established and deleted in little time, allowing scam artists to strike and disappear before law enforcement can respond. The ability of law enforcement to identify these perpetrators is limited, so individuals must stay on the alert and be personally responsible to protect both themselves and their loved ones. CID strongly recommends that Soldiers, civilians and family members who receive any suspicious and/or unsolicited emails delete them immediately without response. Other cyber-crime resources are available at the Internet Crime Complaint Center at default.aspx or the Federal Trade Commission at

Shopping Experience Lilien-Carré Over 50 shops Photo by Wendy Brown

Music in the schools

Hainerberg Elementary School students Elijah Gaugh (from left), Logan Lescoe, Daniel Andrews-Hofstetter, Dante Stokes and Wyatt Crawford sing “My Girl” during a special Music in the Schools Month performance.

You shop and we will keep your kids amused at our child care facility ”Knirps-Garten”. Fri 15:00 – 19:00 Sat 11:00 – 18:00 2 hr FREE!

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America Saves

Jose Ruberte, Andrews Federal Credit Union branch manager, talks to Wiesbaden Soldiers about setting goals for saving and managing money Feb. 28 at the Taunus Theater during America Saves/Military Saves Week. Other topics included saving and investing, understanding credit and the Thrift Savings Plan. ........................................................................March 14, 2013

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Ann Parthemore is the first woman across the finish line in 1:31:09. Photo below: Maria Diaz checks John King’s pulse after he finished first in 1:14:48. Photo left: The run’s start.

Runners conquer half marathon By Jill Jolly

Special to the Herald Union

About 75 people turned out to run in the March Madness Half Marathon March 9. Runners started at the Wiesbaden Fitness Center and then continued on a scenic course around Clay Kaserne in the Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation-hosted event. John King was the first runner across the finish line in a speedy time of one hour, 14 minutes and 48 seconds. “I’ve been running since grade school,” said King, who praised the layout of the course. “I didn’t really

train for this one. I saw it and just decided to do it.” King was not only the overall winner, he was also the top runner in the males 40-49 age group. Nate Gerber, winner of the males ages 17 and under category in a time of 1:26:26, said, “I’m doing a marathon in Madrid in April, so I used this as training.” The first female across the finish line was Ann Parthemore in 1:31:09. Parthemore, who also was first in the females ages 33-39 age group, said she also competes in triathlons. Other winners by age group were: Males ages 18-29 Phillip Curiel,

males ages 30-39 Michael Ray Rodriguez, males ages 50-58 Roger Gerber; females ages 18-25 Meike Bernert, females ages 26-32 Renee Davis, females ages 40-49 Jaana Williams and females ages 50 and over Patricia Best. The U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden hosts the 2013 Credit Union Freedom Run April 20 at the Wiesbaden Fitness Center. The event will include a halfmile children’s run, five-kilometer run/ walk and a 10-mile run. Cost is $25. A Fitness Fair will be held in conjunction with the run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information call civ (0611) 7055541 or stop by the fitness center.

Broad range of Asian food, porcelain and gift articles from the southeast-Asian countries Twice weekly delivery of harvest -fresh vegetables and fruits from the East: • Fresh herbs from China • Sweet mangoes from Thailand • Homemade noodles from Japan

Asiatic specialties like:

• spices • herbs, sauces and pastes • tea • oil • Ayurvedic food and cosmetics • cookery books and lots more

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Always on duty

Members of Wiesbaden High School’s Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps — cadets Lt. Col. Melissa Albers, 2nd Lt. Jesse Hendrix and 1st Lt. Mark Wiesemann — present the colors during the Installation Management Command-Europe Child, Youth and School Services Basketball Championships at the Wiesbaden Fitness Center March 10.

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Stop by and get inspired! Mon – Sat 9 am – 7 pm

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Community notes ... Community notes Women’s History Month event

Dr. Susan Hargis, principal of Wiesbaden Middle School, will speak at the community’s Women’s History Month event March 29 at 11:30 a.m. in the Tony Bass Fitness Center on Clay Kaserne. Call Sgt. 1st Class Garcia at mil 337-7039 or email for more information.

Chapel for children in fifth grade and younger.

Private Organization Training Day

Stop by the Hainerberg Main Exchange March 16 and 17 for a variety of manager specials including discounts, vendor food tastings and more.

The Financial Management Division hosts a Private Organization Training Day April 8 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Wiesbaden Entertainment Center. The training will explain the steps to setting up a private organization; the roles of the Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation directorate; Judge Advocate General and Community Bank and more. Call Patricia Benz at mil 335-5466 or civ (0611) 408-0466.

Holy Week services

Baby Shower

St. Patrick’s Day event

Catholic services, to be held at the Hainerberg Chapel, include a Palm Sunday Mass March 24 at 9 a.m., Holy Thursday Mass March 28 at 6 p.m., Good Friday Mass March 29 at 3 p.m. and an Easter Vigil Mass March 30 at 8 p.m. Protestant services at the Clay Chapel include Palm Sunday services March 24, Maundy Thursday service March 28 at 6 p.m. and a Good Friday service March 29 at 3 p.m.

Next CIB March 27

The next Community Information Briefing will be held March 27 at 9:30 a.m. at the Wiesbaden Entertainment Center. Pick up the latest information and get questions answered at the CIB, or follow it live on the garrison’s Facebook page at

Easter Egg Hunt

A community-wide Easter Egg hunt will be held March 30 from 1-3 p.m. at the Hainerberg

A Wiesbaden Community Baby Shower will be held March 29 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Wiesbaden Entertainment Center. It is free and open to expectant parents and families with newborns (up to six months old). Call civ (0611) 408-0254 for details.

BOSS gets busy

Wiesbaden’s Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers hosts paint ball March 30 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Meet at the Warrior Zone at 10 a.m. A trip to Buchenwald to learn more about the World War II concentration camp will be held April 20 and a BOSS Berlin trip is scheduled for May 25-26. Stop by the Warrior Zone on Clay Kaserne or call mil 337-5042.

Financial readiness

Wiesbaden’s Army Community Service hosts Women and Finances from 2-3:30 p.m. March 20. Call mil 335-5254.

Tax Center

The Wiesbaden Tax Assis-

tance Center, located in Building 1043 (Tony Bass Fitness Center — second floor) on Clay Kaserne, is open Monday to Wednesday from 9 a.m. 5 p.m., Thursday from noon to 5 p.m. Call mil 337-4755, civ (0611) 705-4755 or visit sites/services/ taxassist.asp for more information.

Joint Protestant Women of the Chapel

Members of all denominations are invited to join the Protestant Women of the Chapel as they explore the top 10 countries that persecute Christians around the world during a special program March 19 at 9:15 a.m. at the Clay Kaserne Chapel. The event will feature Christian speaker and master tea connoisseur Bonnie Cornelison. Sample tea and food from each of the countries as you learn about what believers endure for their Christian faith around the world. Free child care will be provided. Visit Wiesbaden Protestant Women of the Chapel on Facebook for more information.

tions (as space is limited) by calling the library at civ (0611) 705-1740 or Joyce Schloesser at civ (06128) 489 202.

Babysitter training

The Wiesbaden American Red Cross offers a babysitter’s training and pediatric first aid class April 9 and 10 in Room 223, Building 1023E on Clay Kaserne. Classes will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost is $55. The class is open to youths ages 11-17. Call mil 337-1760 to register.

Mothers of Preschoolers

Join fellow mothers (from pregnancy to kindergarten) to share ideas at the Mothers of Preschoolers meetings the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month from 9-11 a.m. at the Clay Kaserne Chapel. Limited child care is available — so reserve a spot in advance. Email for more information.

Job Fair March 22

A Job Fair will be held March 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Wiesbaden Entertainment Center. For more information call Army Community Service at mil 335-5254 or civ (0611) 4080 254.

Kinderfest April 27

A Kinderfest will be held April 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Wiesbaden Entertainment Center. Call mil 335-5390 for details.

Library happenings

The Wiesbaden Library holds preschool story time every Thursday at 10 a.m. Interested in a library orientation? They are available every Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. by request. The library will be closed March 29 for Good Friday and April 1 on Easter Monday.


‘American Girl’ social

An “American Girl” social for girls ages 6 and above will be held every third Saturday of the month at 10 a.m. at the Wiesbaden Library on Clay Kaserne (next one is March 16). Girls should bring their American Girl dolls with to the social. Activities will include the reading of an American Girl book, artwork, discussion of etiquette, tea and cookies. Make reserva-

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Army engineers bring STEM to the classroom By Jennifer Aldridge

High school happenings

The Wiesbaden High School Senior Parent Association holds an antique sale March 22-24. The school features a spring concert at 7 p.m. March 26 in the school’s multipurpose room.

Hainerberg PTO events

The Hainerberg Parent Teacher Organization hosts a used book fair at the school March 21-22, spring bingo night March 21 at 5 p.m. and PTO popcorn day March 28.

Central Texas College classes

Wiesbaden’s Central Texas College offers associate’s degree evening classes in legal assistance, criminal justice, automotive mechanic/technician, child development, hospitality management and fire protection. Term runs from March 18 through May 10. Online classes are also available in other fields. Call civ (0611) 705-5561, mil 337-5561, email Wiesbaden@europe. or stop by the Education Center in Building 1023E on Clay Kaserne.

No removable storage devices allowed

The Department of Defense Dependents SchoolsEurope no longer allow unapproved removable storage devices on DoDEA computers. This includes thumb drives, memory sticks, camera memory cards, external USB hard drives, MP3 players, camcorders and printer memory. For more information check with your local school to find out about safe alternatives for storing and transferring information. (Courtesy of the Wiesbaden High School)

School registration

Wiesbaden Department of Defense Schools will hold registration for next school year in the Wiesbaden Middle School gym April 18 from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and April 19 from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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

In honor of National Engineers Week, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District employees presented structural engineering, alternative energy and fireprotection concepts to Department of Defense Dependents Schools-Europe students Feb. 19-21 at Wiesbaden Middle School. Lawrence Carabajal, a district structural engineer, presented a bridge-building lesson to eighth-grade science and math students. Carabajal used a hands-on approach, constructing a Leonardo da Vincidesigned wooden bridge for students to test and re-create. “What engineers love doing is building things and testing them, so let’s do it,” Carabajal said as he assembled the self-supporting arch bridge in front of a 46-student audience. Once the bridge was constructed, students were eager to test the capacity by adding textbooks, two at a time, to determine the applied load the structure could hold. Volunteers loaded the bridge with 20 textbooks until an audible crack replaced the silence in the school foyer. “Wow! There went something. What just cracked?” said a member of Elaine Young’s eighth-grade science class. A few seconds later, the structure collapsed. “Our bridge has reached its limit,” Carabajal said. Due to excessive weight, the bridge failed and needed to be rebuilt, he explained. Carabajal asked the class to suggest a method to strengthen the bridge. As a clue, he described the weakness of the previous bridge design. “On our previous arch bridge, the ends were translating or going outwards. For arch bridges you don’t want the ends translating. You want them pinned or fixed,” he said. An engaged student’s hand popped up in the air; he said reinforcement was the answer to strengthening the bridge. “This guy is smart,” Carabajal said. Using their feet, students created abutments to reinforce the new bridge, causing the arch to resist through compression and withstand a greater applied load than the previous bridge. The demonstration provided a real-world lesson on compression versus tension, a concept critical to bridge design and construction. “This is a practical application of the learning taking place in the classroom,” said Millicent Dixon, a Wiesbaden Middle School math and resource management teacher. “We need to use math to do this, to build this structure.” For teachers, it is always a challenge to explain how classroom lessons translate

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Lawrence Carabajal, a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District structural engineer, presents bridge building concepts to eighth-grade science and math students at Wiesbaden Middle School Feb. 19. into reality, Dixon said. The bridge-building exercise provided students tangible examples of applied math and science. David Williams, an eighth-grade student who fancies math, said the structural engineering exercise was a good way to learn about bridges. “At first, it looked like a jigsaw puzzle and I thought, ‘Wow, how do you make it stand?’” he said. As the presentation progressed, Carabajal explained how the arch bridge transferred the weight of the bridge and its load to the abutments or reinforcements at either end. He also explained that there are four main types of bridges ― beam, suspension, truss and arch. During the workshop, Dixon saw interest gleaming in her students’ eyes. “Experiences like this with our community motivate our students to learn. The more hands-on engagement, the more real and accessible engineering seems,” Dixon said. The students enthusiastically raised their hands, asked questions and volunteered to build, load and measure the bridge. The hands-on exercise allowed students to touch, feel and break the structure. Getting students excited about engineering in middle school or even earlier is advantageous. Frequent exposure to engineering activities and professional engineers is key to attracting students to the field, Dixon said. “I remember being a student and thinking all engineers went to (Massachusetts Institute of Technology). For me it seemed unattainable,” Dixon said. “But the more experience [my students have] with people in this field the better. “They see their teachers every day so they want to be teachers. They see athletes

on television, so they want to be athletes. They need to see people in science and technology to get them interested in these fields.” As a sponsor, Europe District works with Wiesbaden Middle School teachers and administrators to engage students throughout the year. In addition to Engineers Week, district volunteers connect with WMS via videoconferencing lessons, Earth Day activities and Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day. At USACE, it is a priority to attract students to science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, through a variety of outreach programs. “Our country is in dire need of more scientists and engineers,” Carabajal said. “The president has this STEM initiative because so much of the work is being sent overseas. We have to educate [students] and keep that work in our country.” Preparing American students for tomorrow’s STEM jobs is a top priority for President Barack Obama. In his 2013 State of the Union address, Obama focused on education and announced the creation of an elite STEM Master Teacher Corps to better equip students, “for the demands of a high-tech economy.” He also highlighted the importance of school-employer partnerships, much like the WMS-Europe District affiliation. STEM jobs are growing at a rate three times as fast as non-STEM jobs, and by 2018 they are projected to grow by 17 percent, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce. As Carabajal’s bridge-building presentation drew to a close, he made a plea to the students, “Please consider engineering as a career field.”

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For your health

How to sleep well when traveling By Laura Vasquez

U.S. Army Public Health Command

Do you ever find yourself struggling to fall asleep at night, yet falling asleep during briefings after a day of traveling? You are probably experiencing jet lag. Jet lag is a common sleep disorder that occurs when crossing time zones and disrupts the body’s natural “biological clock” that tells you when to sleep and when to stay awake. Jet lag is a significant concern for Soldiers, civilians and retirees who travel often for temporary duty assignments, deployments or permanent change of station moves. It can take several days to several weeks to adjust for jet lag’s effects, leaving the traveler feeling fatigued and prone to accidents related to insufficient sleep. Sufficient (six to eight hours a night), healthy sleep is one of the Army surgeon general’s top priorities for building and sustaining good Soldier and family member health through the “Performance Triad.” Sleep, along with a focus on healthy activity and nutrition, is one of the three legs of the triad. Lack of sleep impedes mission

readiness. Incidents of friendly fire and navigational errors have occurred as a result of a lack of sleep. Insufficient sleep also contributes to motor vehicle and machinery-related accidents or deaths in the military and the general population. Sleepiness impairs the ability to think clearly, perform complex mental tasks, form memories and solve problems. Going 24 hours without sleep is comparable to being legally drunk in all 50 states. Sleep is a restorative process necessary for muscle repair, memory consolidation, appetite control, hormonal growth and regulation, and is a part of a healthy immune system. Adequate quality and quantity of sleep allow you to wake up feeling refreshed and alert for the day. Sleep is a necessity to per-

form well and is as crucial to mission readiness as fuel, food and fire power. Fortunately, there are some actions you can take to minimize the effects of lack of sleep from jet lag and its impact on performing your duties: Tips for travelers from the National Sleep Foundation: 1. Choose flights that allow early evening arrival. Stay up until 10 p.m. local time. 2. Prepare for time zone changes. Wake up and go to bed earlier several days before an eastward trip, or wake up and go to bed later for a westward trip. 3. Limit daytime naps. If you must nap during the day, limit the nap to less than two hours in the early afternoon. 4. Change your watch to the destination time zone upon boarding the plane.

5. Bring earplugs and blindfolds to block out unwanted noise and sound while sleeping. 6. Avoid alcohol or caffeine three to four hours before bedtime. Both act as stimulants that interfere with sleep. 7. Avoid heavy meals upon arrival at destination. 8. Avoid vigorous exercise close to bedtime. 9. Get some sun. Daylight is a powerful stimulant for regulating the biological clock. Staying indoors makes jet lag worse. 10. Talk to your doctor about sleep aids. There are several over-the-counter and prescription sleep aids that can be taken short-term to minimize jet lag’s effects. So next time you’re on the move, take these tips with you to snag a better night’s sleep. For more resources on dealing with jet lag or other sleep disorders, visit the National Sleep Foundation at sleep-topics/jet-lag-and-sleep and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at

‘Eat right, your way, every day’ By Tara C. Dombeck U.S. Army Public Health Command

Whenever you think about eating a healthy, well-balanced diet, you may think that you have to give up foods and restaurants you enjoy and that you must eat a boring regimen of meals every day. That can be discouraging, especially if you have certain cultural, ethnic and lifestyle practices that you include in your eating habits. However, eating healthy does not mean you must give up your preferences and tastes in foods; you can make small adjustments to your diet while still enjoying the foods you love. March is National Nutrition Month and the theme for the month is “Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day.” This theme encourages everyone to continue following their food preferences, lifestyle, culture and health practices, but to make healthy food choices within those preferences and practices. Good nutrition is also one of the Army surgeon general’s top

priorities for building and sustaining good Soldier and family member health through the “Performance Triad.” Nutrition, along with a focus on healthy activity and sleep, is one of the three legs of the triad. Choosing to eat a healthy diet has many benefits, including enhancing fitness and performance. Consuming a healthy, well-balanced diet may reduce a person’s risk of developing certain chronic diseases, including high blood pressure, Type 2 diabetes, and some types of cancer, as well as obesity. Many Americans do not meet the recommended guidelines for a well-balanced diet, which includes each of the five major food groups: fruits, vegetables, grains, proteins and dairy products. If you have decided to choose a more healthy diet, here are a few simple tips you should

• Eat more whole grains: Choose whole wheat breads and pastas and whole grain rice rather than white varieties of these items. • If you enjoy meat as part of your diet, choose low-fat options, such as lean cuts of beef and chicken, and certain types of fish (such as salmon and trout). If you do not eat meat, you can get protein from beans, soy products, nuts and seeds. Eggs are a good follow every day, no matter what source of protein, but your food preferences are: you should limit the amount • Add more fruits and veg- of egg yolks you consume to etables to your diet each day: no more than one a day since Place fruits and vegetables in they contain cholesterol and highly visible places on your saturated fat. kitchen counter, pack fruits and • Choose low-fat and lowvegetables in a cooler to take calorie dairy products, such as with you when you are on the go, skim milk, rather than whole and choose steamed vegetables milk; limit the amount of cheese as side items when eating at your you consume. favorite restaurant (rather than • Decrease your intake of salt choosing vegetables cooked and high sodium foods. Check in butter and oil or covered in labels for low-sodium items. sauces, which add extra calories • Make better beverage choices by drinking plenty of from fat). ....................................................................... March 14, 2013

water every day, and choosing calorie-free beverages, 100 percent fruit juices, and fatfree milk. • Pay attention to portion sizes. Many people eat more than the recommended serving size of foods, so choose smaller portions. Stop eating when you feel satisfied. • Always practice food safety by washing your hands before preparing and eating food and by keeping raw meat and fish separate from fruits and vegetables when preparing your meals. Eating right does not mean that you must give up your food preferences. Eating right, your way, every day means taking small steps that will make a big impact on your health no matter what your lifestyle and cultural preferences. For more information about eating a healthy, balanced diet, visit the Academy of Dietetics and Nutrition at www.eatright. org and Operation Live Well at features/2012/0812_live-well.

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V Corps spouses taught resiliency during S By Wendy Brown

U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Public Affairs Office

V Corps Chaplain (Capt.) Andrew Spriensma could have given a big pep talk on rock climbing before hitting the walls with a group of spouses at T-Hall Indoor Rock Climbing, but it was not necessary. Instead, Spriensma presented Strong Bonds training, much of which was right on target for indoor rock climbing as well as life as a whole. “Whatever thoughts you have are directly going to affect your feelings, right?” Spriensma said Feb. 28 at the climbing hall. “Whatever you’re telling yourself or whatever you’re allowing other people to tell you, is going to direct how you feel. And how you feel quite often, combined with how you think, is going to affect your behaviors.” Amber Heffron, a V Corps spouse who participated in the event, said the training went perfectly well with the climbing. “You need to have support, have someone hold you up, give you advice,

tell you when to take a break and tell you to refocus,” said Heffron. “The training touched on that and all the things you’re supposed to do to keep everything in control.” When a climber got stuck and did not know where to go next, T-Hall manager Petra Ehrenberger and her staff pointed out a foothold or handhold nearby and instructed the person to rest until ready to go on. Many spouses expressed an interest in returning to the hall. Melody Fugazzotto, also a V Corps spouse who participated in the event, said the event helped her overcome the mental obstacle of climbing up a wall. “The training was good. It was my first one to attend with V Corps and I really enjoyed it,” she said. “It helps me know that I’ve been doing the right thing.” Most of the spouses’ husbands are deployed, and several spouses noted during the training that deployments can be a difficult part of life. Spriensma, who organized the event with V Corps Family Readiness Support

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Manager Petra Ehrenberger demonstrates rope safety with the help of V Corps spouses Monica Brown (center) and Amber Heffron (right) at T-Hall Indoor Rock Climbing in Frankfurt Feb. 28. Photo left: V Corps Chaplain (Capt.) Andrew Spriensma demonstrates how to use the indoor climbing wall as spouses assist and look on. Photo far right: V Corps spouse Connie Burrow nears the top of one of T-Hall’s highest and most difficult climbing walls. Photo right: V Corps spouse Cathy Rupe looks up as she repels down a wall after reaching the top. For more information about the indoor rock climbing facility, visit

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Strong Bonds training Assistant Candice Lane, talked about why it is important to remain optimistic. “They say that how you react to a situation is usually about 10 to 15 percent the situation itself and 85 to 90 percent the way your body internally perceives and reacts to it,” Spriensma said. “Have you ever heard that before? So that’s one of the reasons it’s not so much the situation so much as it’s also how you’re perceiving and how you’re reacting to the situation.” It can also help to take a step back during a difficult situation ― or climb ― and go back to it with renewed energy. A large part of Spriensma’s training dealt with resiliency, and he offered his own interpretation of the word: “Even when hardship comes in life, you’re able to respond to it,” Spriensma said. “You’re able to go through it, and not only that. I would argue this: True resiliency is not only to get through it and return back to normal, but it is able to go through it and yet through grace you’re able to grow from that adversity in life.”

Photos by Karl Weisel

Free time in Frankfurt A spate of warmer weather March 2 drew visitors to Frankfurt’s cafes, street musicians to the pedestrian zone and shoppers to the downtown shopping malls. Clockwise from above: The Römer square; musicians on the Zeil; a vendor in the Kleinmarkthalle (indoor market); a cafe at the Zeilgalerie and a view of MyZeil mall. March 14, 2013

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Sports and leisure By Donald Seltzer Volksmarch Editor

Take a hike: G

Volksmarching Notes

v Things are coming together for the Wiesbaden International Wandering Club’s debut. However, the position of activity coordinator has yet to be filled. Get all the details about the job by sending a message to v Got a comment? Found something you’d like to correct? Want to change “unknown” to a useful trail description? Write me at volksmarch@ with the subject “Feedback.” v Many thanks to readers Pat and Cheryl Patterson, and Michael Harrigan for 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 Receive the unabridged version of Take a Hike at the same time as the newspaper editor by sending an email message to volksmarch@gmail. com with “subscribe” in the subject line. v Look for additional event choices at www.

Weekend of March 16-17


rankfurt/Main-Bergen-Enkheim (60388) — This event offers a variety of trails for different abilities. The start hall is in the Enkheim area of Frankfurt, across the street from the Hessen Center shopping mall and streetcar stop. The mall is at the western end of Autobahn 66 when coming from Hanau. From Aschaffenburg and Hanau take A-66 right to the shopping center. From elsewhere, readers will need to consult their maps carefully if using a route other than A-66. Drivers can use Autobahns 3 and 661 (northbound) to find directional signs to Bergen-Enkheim, then follow small, white IVV signs to the start.

Start: Volkshaus Enkheim at Borsigallee 40 Saturday: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. (5 and 10 km), 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. (20 km) and 7-11 a.m. (30 km) Sunday: 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. (5, 10 and 20 km) and 7-11 a.m. (30 km) Trails: Shorter trails are slightly hilly and stroller-friendly for the largewheeled variety, longer trails are hillier; woods, fields and some city streets Award: From previous events.

Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament

The Wiesbaden Entertainment Center hosts a Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament April 12. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the games start at 6 p.m. Win cash prizes.

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rolsheim (55459) — This walk is just south of Bingen and offers a variety of trail lengths. Use Autobahn 60 to pick up B-50 at Bingen, head south toward Bad Kreuznach and follow IVV signs to the start. From Wiesbaden and Mainz, use the St. Goar exit of A-60 to pick up B-9, then the Gensingen exit to connect with B-50.

Start: Nahelandhalle on Aspisheimer Weg Saturday and Sunday: 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. (5 and 10 km) and 7 a.m. to noon (20 and 30 km) Trails: Shorter trails are mostly flat, longer trails are hilly; fields, local neighborhoods and some woods Award: From previous events.

Weekend of March 23-24


ahnstätten (65623) — This event is directly south of Limburg, itself an interesting location for exploring. Use Autobahn 3’s Bad Camberg exit (44) and follow a secondary road through Beuerbach, Ohren, Kirberg and Kaltenholzhausen and Hahnstätten. IVV directional signs will take you through the nearby town of Lohrheim to the start.

Start: Bürgerhaus at Austrasse 5 Saturday and Sunday: 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. (5 and 11 km) and 7 a.m. to noon (20 km) Trail: Fairly hilly, woods Award: None


irn-Sulzbach (55606) — This scenic walk with a variety of trail lengths is literally just down the road from Idar-Oberstein and easily reached. From Wiesbaden, use Autobahn A-60 to Bad Kreuznach and continue west on B-41.

Start: Gasthaus Collet at Oldenburgerstr. 2 Saturday: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. (6 and 10 km), 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. (20 km) and 7 a.m. to noon (30 km) Sunday: 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. (6 and 10 km), 7 a.m. to noon (20 km) and 7-11 a.m. (30 km) Trails: Hilly, fields and woods Award: None.

Weekend of March 29-31

Don’t forget to set your clocks ahead one hour before going to bed Saturday night. ünfelden-Ohren (65597) — This Good Friday walk is west of Bad Camberg on the northern edge of the Naturpark Rhein-Taunus. Use the Bad Camberg exit (44) of Autobahn 3 to pick up unnumbered roads to Beuerbach and Ohren.


An exhibition of artwork by Yoko Ono, the “Half-A-Wind Show,” is currently being featured at the Frankfurt Schirn Exhibition Hall. The Schirn is located between the Frankfurt Roemer (city hall) and the Dom (cathedral).

Idstein Spring Festival

The Taunus town of Idstein holds a Spring Festival March 15-18 with a carousel, children’s flea market, face painting, shopping and more. A Witches

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Market featuring a medieval market, juggling, handicrafts and more will be held April 6-7 in Idstein. Visit for more information.

Spring Bazaar

The German-American and International Women’s Club Wiesbaden hosts a Spring Bazaar March 16 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Kurhaus Kolonnade. It will feature a range of sale items and coffee house. People can also donate items to be sold at the fund-raising event. Items


Start: Gemeindehaus at Zur Rau 2 Monday: 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. (5 km), 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. (10 km) and 7 a.m. to noon (20 km) Trail: Hilly, woods Award: None.

Weekend of April 6-7


üttenthal (64756) — This event is in the beautiful Odenwald southeast of Darmstadt. Good weather will make this a pleasant trip. This walk may be reached via Autobahn 5 south from Darmstadt using the Heppenheim exit (31) and B-460 toward Erbach.

Start: Sporthalle at Güttersbacher Strasse 4 Saturday: 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. (5 and 10 km) and 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. (20 km) Sunday: 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. (5, 10 and 20 km) Trail: Very hilly, mostly woods Award: None.

Wednesday, April 10


ainz-Gonsenheim (55124) — This midweek walk is easily reached via Autobahn and is just north of Mainz. Use Autobahns 60 or 643 to take the Mainz-Gonsenheim exit to find IVV signs or tape directing them to the start.

Start: Karl-Geib-Haus at Kapellenstrasse 44 Wednesday: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. (5 km) and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. (10 km) Trail: Flat, mostly stroller-friendly trails, woods. Award: None.

Weekend of April 14-15


haunen (55624) — This walk is in the Hunsrück region west of Bingen, an area well known for its scenic beauty and year-round series of walking trails. From Wiesbaden, take Autobahns 60 and 61 toward Bingen and Koblenz. Exit at Rheinböllen (45) and follow B-50 and B-421 to Kirchberg, then continue through Dickenschied, Rohrbach and Woppenroth to reach Rhaunen via a secondary road.

Start: Gemeinschaftshalle am Sportplatz on Dauborner Weg Friday: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. (6 and 10 km) and 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. (20 km) Trail: Fairly hilly, woods Award: None.

Yoko Ono exhibit

Easter Monday, April 1

orbach-Bischofsdhron (54497) — This German-holiday event is close to Idar-Oberstein. From the KMC, use Autobahns 6 and 62 toward Trier, exit at Birkenfeld (4), and follow B-41 to Birkenfeld, and B-269 to Morbach. A minor road will lead to Bischofsdhron.

Start: Idarwaldhalle at Am Sonnenschlicher 5 Saturday and Sunday: 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. (6 and 10 km), 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. (20 km), 6:30-9 a.m. (42 km), 6:30-8 a.m. (50 km) and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (25, 35 and 50 km mountain bike without IVV credit) Trails: Hilly, mostly woods Award: From previous events (shorter routes) or patch and certificate (marathon trails).

Things to do ... Things to do

Comedy show

The DL Hughley comedy show will be featured May 6 at the Taunus Theater at the Hainerberg Shopping Center. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m. The free performance is open to adults (ages 18 and above) only.

A guide to volksmarching in the Kaiserslautern/Wiesbaden area

should be dropped off at the German Salvation Army collection point, Schwarzenbergstr. 7 on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon and Wednesdays from 3-5 p.m. Books should be dropped off the day before the event at the Kurhaus Kolonnaden. Visit www.derfrauenclubwiesbaden. de for details.

‘Les Liaisons Dangereuses’

Wiesbaden’s Amelia Earhart Playhouse invites theater-goers to the show-stopping “Les Li-

aisons Dangereuses” March 15-17. Call the playhouse at civ (0611) 816-2473 for reservations.

‘Master Class’

The English Theater Frankfurt presents “Master Class,” a play by Terrence McNally, now through April 28. Call civ (069) 242 31620 for tickets.

Go wild at the WEC

The Wiesbaden Entertainment Center holds a St. Patrick’s Day bash March 17, Country Night March 23, Quiz Night March 26 and Open Mic Night March 28.

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Sports and leisure Sports shorts Unit-level volleyball

The season starts March 26 at 6 p.m. Cost is free. Call mil 337-5541 or civ (0611) 705-5541 for more information.

Sports officials softball clinic

A sports officials softball clinic starts March 24, Monday to Friday, from 6-9 p.m. It will be held at the Wiesbaden Fitness Center. Learn the fundamentals of being a volleyball official. Call mil 337-5541 or civ (0611) 705-5541.

Racquetball winners

Congratulations of the winners at the McCully Barracks Valentinus Racquetball Tournament Feb. 23-24. Winners by age group in the round robin completion were: Women’s Singles Open ― Amanda Greig first place, Manuela Dietrich second and Rosi Wahl third; Men’s Singles Ages 50+ ― James Johnson first, Margarito Castanon second and Darren Tidwell third; Men’s Singles Ages 19-35 ― Markus Mindnich first, Mike Ramirez second and Ed Acuavera third. Men’s Singles Champions were Margarito Castanon, Andre Dietrich, Joseph Cuevas and Ed Acuavera.

Recreational shooting

Head to the Wackernheim Range from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 23, April 20, May 11, June 15, July 13, Aug. 17 or Sept. 14 to enjoy recreational shooting. Must be age 14 or above and accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Stop by Outdoor Recreation on Clay Kaserne for more information.

Krav Maga Workshop and Seminar

Learn the basics of this Israeli self-defense system at a Krav Maga Workshop and Seminar March 17 from 1-5 p.m. at the Wiesbaden Fitness Center. Weekly classes will also be offered following the workshop for those interested in continuing. Call mil 337-5541 for more information.

U.S. women’s soccer team

Watch the U.S. women’s soccer team play the German national women’s team in Offenbach April 5. See some of the world’s best in action, including Hope Solo, Nadine Angerer, Abby Wambach and Celia Okoyino da Mbabi. The teams will play at the Sparda-Bank-Hessen-Stadium starting at 6:15 p.m. Tickets will range from €6 to €25. For more information visit or call the DFB hotline at civ (01805) 992 202.

Freedom Run

The U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden hosts the 2013 Freedom Run April 20 at the Wiesbaden Fitness Center. The event will include a half-mile children’s run, five-kilometer run/walk and a 10-mile run. Cost is $25. For more information stop by the Wiesbaden Fitness Center or call civ (0611) 705-5541.

Charity golf tourney

The annual Kaiserslautern American German Business Club charity golf tournament will be held June 7 at the Championship Course on Ramstein Air Base. Proceeds support the AGBC scholarship program. Deadline to sign up and pay fees is May 31. Send an email to Tom Shaver at rhinotom.shaver06@ for details.

Track coach wanted

Wiesbaden High School seeks an experienced throwing coach to work with discus and shot put athletes. The volunteer must be available for after-school practices from 3-5 p.m. weekdays. Track season runs through May 25. Call Larry Chavel at civ (01514) 143 1172 or email Hilario.chavez@

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Members of U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Boxing Team pose with their trophy and belts after returning from the Grafenwöhr Boxing Invitational.

Bringing home the belts Wiesbaden Soldier rediscovers love for boxing

Barnd, who fights at the middleweight level, said he appreciates all the help he has received from Coach Pvt. Nathaniel Barnd Martinez, and the encourhad not been inside a boxagement USAG Wiesbaden ing ring for four years when Command Sgt. Maj. Sa’eed someone told him he could Mustafa has offered the be more than a spectator at team. the 2012 Hispanic History “It’s a team builder, even Boxing Tournament ― he though it’s an individual could box. sport,” Barnd said. “You get So he did, and the rest a lot of support. You learn a is history. lot more being in sports that Barnd, who had heard helps you later on in life ― about the tournament a how to be a Soldier and have Photo by Karl Weisel scant four days before it professional courtesy.” began, lost that first match Nathaniel Barnd (left) trades Soldiers who are not into by decision, but he has not punches with Manuel Valdez dur- a sport such as boxing or who only won two fights since ing the Black History Month Box- are not taking college classes then, he has brought home ing Tournament in Wiesbaden. might not have anything to belts for Best Fight of the boxing in high school because do when they leave work Night. his football coach feared he every day, Barnd said, and the Most recently, Barnd, 21, might get injured. He was also temptation is there to go to a bar. received a belt during the participating in other sports, With boxing, team members Grafenwöhr Boxing Invita- including wrestling. are too busy to get into trouble, tional March 2, as did U.S. Barnd said he was a little Barnd said. Not only that, but Army Garrison Wiesbaden nervous when he decided to they do not want to diminish Boxing Team member Cpl. step back into the ring in Oc- any of the work they have acAlicia Demillo, who won the tober ― he had not had much complished in the gym. invitational’s belt for Best Fight time to train and did not want The boxing team practices of the Night for women boxers. to embarrass himself ― but he Monday through Friday from Wiesbaden came in second soon overcame his fears and has 6 p.m.-9 p.m. and sometimes overall, with the Bavarian Mili- not looked back. later, Barnd said. “I should do tary Community coming in first. He enjoys boxing because of pretty well on my PT test next With the exception of Barnd, the workouts, Barnd said. month,” he added. Barnd is a all eight members of the team “The coach works us out mechanic for the 1st Battalion, were fighting for the first time so much, sometimes he loses 214th Aviation Regiment. at the tournament, said Sgt. track of time, but after the Martinez said the team’s 1st Class Adam Martinez, the workouts, you feel like you’ve next tournament is April 20 team’s coach. Several other accomplished something,” in Bamberg. After that, Wiesmembers of the team had moved Barnd said. “I saw myself back baden hosts the championships on to their next duty station. in January, and I had a little gut May 11. “Get ready for May,” MartiBarnd, a native of Fort on me from drinking. Six weeks Worth, Texas, who joined the of hard boot camp ― straight nez said. “We’ll be ready to take Army a little more than two conditioning ― and I got my on all the military communities years ago, said he stopped figure right. It’s just amazing.” as a garrison.” By Wendy Brown

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Bulletin board Movie plots Beautiful Creatures (PG-13) — This is the tale of two star-crossed lovers — Ethan (Alden Ehrenreich), a young man longing to escape his small town, and Lena (Alice Englert), a mysterious new girl. Together, they uncover dark secrets about their respective families, their history and their town. Also stars Emma Thompson and Jeremy Irons. Oz The Great And Powerful (PG) — When small-time magician Oscar Diggs (James Franco) pulls one flimflam too many, he finds himself hurled into the fantastical Land of Oz where he must somehow transform himself into the great and powerful wizard. Also stars Rachel Weisz, Michelle Williams, Zach Braff and Mila Kunis. Dead Man Down (R) — Colin Farrell and Noomi Rapace star as two strangers whose mutual desire for revenge draws them together and triggers an escalating trail of mayhem. The film also stars Terrence Howard and Dominic Cooper. Escape From Planet Earth (PG) — This animated family comedy catapults moviegoers to planet Baab where admired astronaut Scorch Supernova (Brendan Fraser) is a national hero to the blue alien population. A master of daring rescues, Scorch pulls off astonishing feats with the quiet aid of his nerdy, by-the-rules brother, Gary (Rob Corddry), head of mission control at BASA. When BASA’s no-nonsense chief Lena (Jessica Alba) informs the brothers of an SOS from a notoriously dangerous planet, Scorch rejects Gary’s warnings and bounds off for yet another exciting mission. The Call (PG-13) — In order to save a young girl’s life, an emergency operator must confront a killer from her past. Stars Abigail Breslin, Halle Berry and Morris Chestnut. The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (PG-13) — Superstar magicians Burt Wonderstone (Steve Carell) and Anton Marvelton (Steve Buscemi) have ruled the Las Vegas strip for years. But lately the duo’s greatest deception is their public friendship, while secretly they’ve grown to loathe each other. Facing cutthroat competition from guerilla street magician Steve Gray (Jim Carrey), there’s still a chance Burt and Anton can save the act — both onstage and off — if Burt can get back in touch with what made him love magic in the first place. Les Miserables (PG-13) — Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, the film tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love — a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit. Exprisoner Jean Valjean is hunted for decades by the ruthless policeman Javert after he breaks parole. When Valjean agrees to care for factory worker Fantine’s young daughter, Cosette, their lives change forever. Stars Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe.

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Steve Carell portrays superstar magician Burt Wonderstone in “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone.”

At the movies March 14-28

March 14 — Jack Reacher (PG-13) 7 p.m. March 15 — Oz The Great And Powerful 3D (PG) 7 p.m. March 16 — Oz The Great And Powerful 3D (PG) 4 p.m. Dead Man Down (R) 7 p.m. March 17 — Oz The Great And Powerful 3D (PG) 4 p.m. Dead Man Down (R) 7 p.m. March 18 — Gangster Squad (R) 7 p.m. March 19 — Dead Man Down (R) 7 p.m. March 20 — Beautiful Creatures (PG-13) 7 p.m. March 21 — Gangster Squad (R) 7 p.m. March 22 — Les Miserables (PG-13) 7 p.m.

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (PG-13) 9:30 p.m. March 23 — Oz The Great And Powerful 3D (PG) 4 p.m. Les Miserables (PG-13) 7 p.m. The Call (PG-13) 9:30 p.m. March 24 — Escape From Planet Earth (PG) 4 p.m. The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (PG-13) 7 p.m. March 25 — The Call (PG-13) 7 p.m. March 26 — Snitch (PG-13) 7 p.m. March 27 — The Call (PG-13) 7 p.m. March 28 — Gangster Squad (R) 7 p.m.

Colin Farrell and Noomi Rapace leave a trail of mayhem while out for revenge in “Dead Man Down.” Photo right; James Franco and Michelle Williams bring the land of Oz back to cinematic life in “Oz The Great And Powerful.”

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FreeStyle Time for music RIGHT: A musical presentation for youth was held at the Chatterbox Café. BOTTOM: Chapel youth director Jeff Shackelford “SHACK” meets weekly with Wiesbaden youth at the Chatterbox Café.   In the pictures “Shack” leads the youth in one of the their weekly activities.

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Reading books USAG Wiesbaden Commander, Col. David Carstens thanks Mr. Skully’s 4th grade students from Hainerberg Elementary School for the letters they wrote Col. Carstens inviting him to read to the class. Wiesbaden schools got a large dose of reading Dr. Suess books recently as part of Read Across America week. Read Across America is a weeklong celebration to promote reading and commemorate the author’s birthday.

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Newcomer lunch The Wiesbaden Teen Center hosts a monthly newcomers lunch. In the picture, MSG (P) Jones thanks Wiesbaden Middle School Student to Student members for sponsoring new students on behalf of USAG Wiesbaden’s Total Army Sponsorship Program.

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We accept VAT-forms • TRICARE preferred provider Dr. Bianca Knoll • Savignystr. 61 • 60325 Frankfurt • Fon: 069-7422-7979 Email: •

WIESBADEN DENTAL CARE Certified American Dental Hygienist and Certified Orthodontics.

Services we offer: • Family dentistry • Bleaching • Porcelain bonding • Full ceramic crowns & onlays in 1 day • Periodontal maintenance

• Implant surgery • Orthodontics • Root canals • Oral surgery • Nitrous Oxide for all procedures

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PERSONAL All ads & pics can be viewed @

I am looking for an old friend of mine. His name is Tim Downings and he is from Detroit MI. Please e-mail you if know how to contact him. Thank you kbear1@sudden

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Attractive, intelligent, sincere SWF in her 40's looking for SWM for a long term relationship. Miss

Warm-hearted, great humor 35yrs single black lady with, a generous touch of friendship seeks to find a happy relationship.

Double bass drums preferable but not necessary. No experience needed. Must love Heavy Metal. Drummer for Heavy Metal Band jo

German brunette Lady, good looking, green eyes tall, looks for a man, also tall good looking, sence of humor, well off, ar. 50 non smoker preferred sstolze@uni

Women around 50 looking for an free american male the same age to build nice friendship Call: 0152/ 38792688

Drummer for Heavy Metal Band. Must have stage presence. Double Bass Drums preferably. No experience needed. Must love Heavy Metal. 0171-6291765 jo

German Lady, 47 looking for nice Americans (caucasian, F/M) my age who can speak German (my English is not so great) For friendship. Please Text message! 0160/6737687

I am 43 year old male inquiring if anyone would like to attend a Jazz concert in Mallorca in May. I would like to go with someone (perferrable a female, but a male is welcome) to this concert. I have already purchased my plane ticket, I am more looking for someone to share hotel accommodations. The price is almost doubled for a single person. In addition, we can see the island together. If all goes well, we can become Travel buddies, because I am always traveling. Let me know if you are interested, serious inquiries only thank you. Andrew email:

PETS All ads & pics can be viewed @

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

Lead guitar for a Heavy Metal Band. No experience needed. Must love all genres of Heavy Metal. Email jose.l.rodriguez-1@ 06221-6486156 Looking for a singer to be part of a Heavy Metal Band. No experience is ok! Must love Heavy Metal. Heavy Metal Singer jose.l.rodri

Looking to rent nice modern house in Clay Kaserne area. Move-in 1 Jul 13. Minimum 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, garage or carport; + rooms ok; provision free ldcmg@ya Cat climbing tree. 3 feet tall. In good condition. $25.00 call: 0176 84658955 or email spvendor@ Singer for a Heavy Metal Band. No experience needed. Must love Pekingese male puppy, 4 mo, all genres of Heavy Metal. Email jo chiped, Papers, Ch lines. Home n/a raised, good with kids €500 06221-6486156 01717026171-kittyhuck@ya Wanted: Vinyl record albums, turntables record players reel to reel deckes and tape!!! Will pickup!! Call or email Scott cash paid 0160-97538888

Rhein-Main International Seventh-day Adventist Church

Heidelberger Str. 16 64285 Darmstadt

Greetings, Welcome to the worship service of the Rhein-Main International Seventh-day Adventist Church, the English language church.

Worship - Saturdays, 09:30 a.m. Check us out at

“Join Us” at10:00 a.m.


(0160) 9287-4146

€ 1.700





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