This month Americans around the world will pause to observe Memorial Day. Since its first official proclamation as Decoration Day on May 5, 1868, and its first observance on May 30 1868, it has been a day of remembrance for those who sacrificed and died in our nation’s service. Born from the tradition across many the towns affected with losses from the Civil War, mourners from these areas honored all of their war dead by decorating grave markers with flowers.
Over the last 12 years of war, our Army has demonstrated exceptional competence, courage and resiliency in adapting to the demands of war and accomplishing the mission. Today, however, the Army is failing in its efforts to combat sexual assault and sexual harassment. It is time we take on the fight against sexual assault and sexual harassment as our primary mission. It is up to every one of us, civilian and Soldier, general officer to private, to solve this problem within our ranks.
Have something you’d like to share with the commander — questions, comments or suggestions about quality-of-life issues?
We asked members of the Wiesbaden Military Community a few questions about their favorite sports.
German-American friendship I would like to express how great I find German-American friendship and that there are Americans stationed in Germany. I understand that many are far from their homes [...]
I live in Crestview Housing. While I am happy there is now a sidewalk to connect the buildings and a streetlight to light up the area, I am not pleased with the way the grass was left. There are now dirt-only areas in the grass, some still having the track marks from the tractors. I would like to have a nice grass area instead of a muddy mess when it rains/snows.
Recent feedback submitted to the Public Affairs Office made us aware that while the garrison’s new site might look prettier, it is a challenge for some to navigate.
The Army recently rolled out the Ready and Resilient Campaign, which is a collection of comprehensive and far-reaching programs designed to guide the Army’s efforts to build physical, emotional and psychological resilience in our Soldiers, families and civilians, and directly enhance personal and unit readiness.