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Herald Union--Hainerberg gets face-lift

Herald Union--Hainerberg gets face-lift

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Europe District, is helping modernize and raise the quality-of-life for Soldiers and their families in Hainerberg Housing.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Europe District, is helping modernize and raise the quality-of-life for Soldiers and their families in Hainerberg Housing.

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Published by: USACE Europe District on Oct 25, 2011
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erald Union
 Vol. XIV, No. 2
 Serving the communities of U.S. Army Garrisons Baumholder and Wiesbaden
Oct. 27, 2011
Reader eedback 
Diferent coloredleaves is what V Corps’Sgt. Chenique Walkersaid she likes aboutautumn. See page 2or more eedback.
Fight anstreated to10 explosivebouts. Seepage 16.
Getting SAVVY
Soldiers and parentsteam up withmiddle school tostamp out bullying.See page 11.
The U.S. Army Garrisons Baumholder and Wiesbaden will celebrate tradi-tional trick-or-treat hours on Oct. 31. InBaumholder little ghosts and goblins will be out in force from 5-8 p.m.
(see page 9 for more Baumholder Halloween events)
 while Wiesbaden youths will go trick-or-treating from 5-7 p.m.
Wiesbaden’s Entertainment Center inHainerberg Housing invites adults for a Hal-loween Party Oct. 29 starting at 8 p.m. witha live DJ, creepy cocktail specials and door  prizes for the best costume. Wiesbaden ArmyCommunity Service invites children ages10 and under to ACS Oct. 31 from 2:30-4 p.m. to enjoy trick-or-treating and goodies.
The city of Wiesbaden holds Halloweenshopping Oct. 29 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Itwill feature a family program from 2-6 p.m.in the pedestrian zone at Mauritiusplatz,
live music, creepy characters, reworks
and more.Parents are reminded to take a few pre-cautions to keep their children safe whileout trick-or-treating:
If masks are worn they
Photo by Karl Weisel
Look out for young goblins Oct. 31
Young goblins
on page 3
Photo by Wendy Brown
Making their own apple juice
Members o Annamarie McCormick-Howell’s frst-grade class at Aukamm Elementary Schoolenjoy homemade apple juice Oct. 17. Aukamm students in all classes had a chance to makethe sweet nectar — an annual tradition at the school, thanks to Dietrich Kröger, a member o the local German community. See page 20 or the story.
By Carol E. Davis
U.S. Army Corps of  Engineers, Europe District, Public Affairs
The U.S. Army Corpsof Engineers, Europe Dis-trict, is helping modernizeand raise the quality-of-life for Soldiers and their families in HainerbergHousing.From construction andrenovations at the highschool to preparing thesite for a new commissary,residents continue to seeimprovements in their neighborhood.Roger Gerber, chief of the U.S. Army GarrisonWiesbaden’s Transforma-tion and Stationing Man-
agement Ofce, said these
improvements maintainthe standard of living for Soldiers and are neededfor the U.S. Army EuropeHeadquarters arriving in2012.“Transforming our education facilities isa key part of preparingfor new Soldiers whileensuring the facilitiesmeet the modern needs,”Gerber said.USACE is managingconstruction at Wies- baden High School.One project seeksto convert the existingauxiliary gym into amultipurpose room thatincludes a cafeteria and alarge group assembly areacomplete with a stage.Additionally, the con-tact includes constructionof a new curriculum building. When completein late 2012, the build-
ing will house ve new
science classrooms, artand music rooms, Junior 
Reserve Ofcers’ Train
-ing Corps, vocationaland technical trainingareas, and a school supplyfacility.“We believe thatschools of the future must
 be exible and adaptable,
allowing us to adjust tonew and innovative ways
Hainerberggets ace-lit
Schools, new shopping center all part o construction efort 
onpage 4
U.S. forces personnel can easily become victims of car break-ins,and often they unwittingly tempt
thieves, warn ofcials at the U.S.Army Europe Ofce of the Provost
Marshal.Satellite navigation devices arethe most popular items for crooks, but laptops, ID cards, gas cards, passports, purses, cameras, cell phones, radios, license plates andmilitary clothing items are alsoregularly stolen from cars and vans.“The main problem is that property is left in plain view insidemilitary and civilian vehicles,” saidCapt. Richard K. Robinson, theUSAREUR OPM’s law enforce-
ment staff ofcer.
Another big problem is thatsome people just don’t lock their 
vehicles, OPM ofcials added.
“It is not only important to lock your vehicle when it is unattended, but also the law in many countriesin Europe,” Robinson said.But a locked vehicle alone isno deterrent, the captain warned.If thieves see something valuable
Saeguard cars rom thieves
on page 5

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