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Offensive advertisements in housing
Several people have asked: What is the policy on posters and advertising in Army Family housing?” Some of them are in bad taste or offensive — in particular those from the Europalace.
Response: Thanks for keeping a watchful eye on your surroundings and for bringing that to my attention. I too, am not happy about some of the images and ideas reflected on these posters that have been cropping up in and around the Wiesbaden military community. While the posters are solely the property of the company or organization advertised, there is no reason why our Families and children must be subjected to them in our housing areas. If you, as a resident, are offended by one of these posters, please send an email to the commander’s hotline (WiesbadenHotline@eur.army.mil), tell us where it is located and we’ll take it down. Please do not remove the posters yourself, as they remain the property of the advertiser, to be retrieved from us after we remove them.
Yard sales in Family housing
Savannah B. asked: Do we need to get permission from housing to have a yard sale?
Response: Great question Savannah. With the weather getting better every day and moving season in full swing, many people are considering different ways to get rid of used items that are no longer needed. As outlined in the U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Housing Resident Handbook, residents must obtain prior approval from the Directorate of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation at mil 337-1550/335-5596 or civ (0611) 705-1350/4080-596 before beginning or advertising any sale. Residents in government quarters are the only individuals authorized to conduct yard, attic or similar sales. Such sales must be in their own yard and in an area specifically approved by the building or area coordinator.
Purchasing a dog in Germany
Josh P. asked: My wife and I have been on the hunt for a dog, but do not want to get a banned breed. What breeds are on the “banned” list for Wiesbaden’s housing communities?
Answer: Appreciate your asking before making a decision about a pet, Josh. You can find the answer to that question and other pet information on the garrison’s home page at www.wiesbaden.army.mil/sites/newcomers/pets.asp. You should be aware that the German authorities have instituted many regulations affecting owners of “fighting breeds.” Fighting breeds include American pit bull, Staffordshire bull terrier, bull terrier, Dogo Argentia, bull mastiffs, etc. Other breeds may be included in these regulations and vary depending on the state (Bavaria, Hessen, etc.). Currently, it is illegal to own a pit bull in the state of Bavaria (Aschaffenburg). In other cities there are yearly fees ($600 to $700) for owning a fighting breed. The regulations governing fighting breeds have been increasing and getting more restrictive over the past few years. Before purchasing an animal, recommend stopping by the Wiesbaden Veterinary Clinic in Building 1038 on Wiesbaden Army Airfield or calling the clinic at mil 337-6283 or civ (0611) 7056283 for additional guidance.
Sidewalk needed on WAAF
Phil G. commented: I recommend putting a sidewalk in on Theis Way on Wiesbaden Army Airfield. I see a lot of people walking along this road every day usually walking in the street with traffic.
Response: Thank you for your ICE comment. In fact, there is already a project planned to do this: a continuation of the sidewalk on the north side of the fitness center to tie into Crites Place (Old Crites Avenue). Your great idea will be implemented this summer. Thanks again for taking the time to comment.