Overseas Housing Allowance survey
All service members assigned to Germany and residing in privately leased quarters drawing Overseas Housing Allowances for at least six months are encouraged to take the 2012 annual OHA Utility and Recurring Maintenance Allowance Survey which runs through April 30. Spouses of deployed service members are eligible to take the survey. By taking the survey, service members help influence their housing allowance rate. To access the survey visit https://www.defensetravel.dod.mil/site/aprutil.cfm. Call William Gordon at mil 370-3888 or Randall Ries at mil 370-3884 for more information. (USAREUR Public Affairs)
Claims against the estate
David Wooden, an employee at the Wiesbaden Entertainment Center, died March 27. Anyone with claims against the estate of Mr. Wooden are asked to contact Capt. Sirena Sias at mil 337-7008 or civ (0611) 705-7008.
During Alcohol Awareness Month the Department of Defense encourages service members and their families to rethink their drinking habits. Visit www.drinkingIQ.org to take a quick, anonymous online survey, courtesy of www.militarypathways.org.
Toppers on television
AFN-Europe will be featuring special coverage of the Tournament of Plays Awards Show, the Installation Management Command-Europe’s annual showcase of the best in community theater, on the Pentagon Channel at 7 p.m. European time May 5 and 12. The show will also be available on AFN-Europe’s Youtube channel May 6 at www.youtube.com/afneurope.
DoD’s best broadcaster
Congratulations to AFN-Wiesbaden’s Chris Knoblauch, the Department of Defense’s Broadcast Journalist of the Year. Knoblauch was one of nine AFN-Europe broadcasters recognized as winners in DoD’s Thomas Jefferson competition. Knoblauch, a familiar face around the Wiesbaden military community, covered everything from the sergeant major of the Army’s visit to Wiesbaden this year to a host of local happenings.
The Army and Air Force Exchange Service and Monster offer military Families an opportunity to win a trip for two to Costa Rica. The “Monster Ultimate Costa Rican Adventure Sweepstakes,” including round-trip airfare, four nights accommodations and $750 in spending money, is valued at about $9,750. In addition to the grand prize trip, five runners-up will receive $1,000 Exchange gift cards. Register through May 3. Prizes will be awarded on or about June 22. Contestants must be 18 years old and older, and no purchase is necessary to enter. (AAFES Public Affairs)