By Wendy Brown
U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Public Affairs Office
Anyone who has visited the U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden website recently has noticed a bright new look to the garrison’s premiere online information source.
The site, found at www.wiesbaden.army.mil, contains much of the same information, but now also features a calendar of community events, videos about the community and several buttons to help people find information more quickly, said Chrystal Smith, the garrison’s webmaster.
For instance, buttons for major events, a schools’ calendar, a Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation calendar and Things to Do, the garrison’s popular weekly newsletter containing information about off-post events, are under the community calendar on the right hand side of the website.
On the left hand side, people will find links to the community phonebook, housing and newcomer information, in addition to much more.
In keeping with the garrison’s increased dedication to increasing sponsorship for newcomers, there is a link to sponsorship information at the top of the page. There is a link to EASI-Gate, the website that manages Soldier sponsor information, on the sponsorship page.
Near the top of the page, under a movie camera icon, people can find a link to the garrison’s new welcome video produced by Kevin Iszard, Teen Center program assistant.
The bottom of the page includes a box designed to keep people up to date on all that is going on within the garrison. There are slides with community information that change every few seconds, and people can click on the box to look for a particular slide or view the slides at a faster or slower pace.
The box also includes links to the garrison’s Herald Union newspaper, the German press review, Child, Youth and School Services information and the housing website.
To the left of that box are links to AFN Wiesbaden, the ICE system, FMWR and the garrison’s social media sites, which include Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and YouTube.
The new website launched Jan. 31 and the address is the same as the old site’s address, Smith said.
To inform the garrison of website updates or suggest changes, call Smith at mil 337-1400 or civ (0611) 705-1400.