Ask the commander – October 8, 2015

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Col. Mary Martin, U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden commander

Col. Mary Martin, U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden commander

Soccer fields

Anonymous said: The soccer fields on Hainerberg near the Commissary could very much use benches on each side of the field for when the youth team players are not playing during the game or taking a “break.” There are bleachers for the parents to sit but for the kids sitting out they sit on the ground. Please, consider benches for them to sit on instead of the ground.

Response: Thank you for your comment and concern. We have taken your suggestion and will have players’ benches at the fields from now on.

U’R Place praise

Fred B. said: The Caribbean Block Party event was one of the greatest events I have ever participated in, they should have this more often. Food was delicious and service was excellent.

Recycle Center

Anonymous said: The staff is very friendly and efficient, they know their job. And the variety of items found is amazing! An excellent program for the community. The hours could be expanded, as for working people we have only the lunch time. It would be extremely beneficial if a roof could be installed so that items placed outside don’t get ruined when it rains.

No faults with Vehicle Inspection

Anonymous said: Vehicle Inspection — world class operation. Staff was friendly, efficient and wasted no time. After inspecting my car the inspectors pointed out to me some things I should start watching more closely because of the age and mileage of my truck. Never expected that. You should take pride in this operation.

MP thanks

Anonymous said: Thank you Military Police for [monitoring traffic speed] at the end of the one way on Washingtonstrasse in Hainerberg. Know that those efforts to improve the safety on our Garrison streets are much appreciated by the residents and community members!