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Kraig Tidwell helps his son, 1-year-old Sebastian, use the ball ramp to bowl June 20 at the Wiesbaden Entertainment Center bowling lanes. The WEC has reopened for bowling, with some restrictions. Got to wiesbaden.armymwr.com for details.

Family outing

Kraig Tidwell helps his son, 1-year-old Sebastian, use the ball ramp to bowl June 20 at the Wiesbaden Entertainment Center bowling lanes.

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Lisa Bishop/USAG Wiesbaden Public Affairs
Staff Sgt. Rafael  Marin stands with his truck July 1 at U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden. “I am the go-to guy with everyone coming in when they have larger items that don’t fit in compact cars,” he said.

Sponsors go the extra mile for newcomers

The challenges of COVID-19 imposed quarantines have changed the nature of sponsoring incoming Soldiers and families.

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Staff Sgt. Sheila deVera/U.S. Army
Summer weather can be unpredictable. Increasing water intake can help people avoid heat exhaustion when working or playing outdoors.

Caution urged as summer heat increases

Community members are reminded to stay hydrated and be mindful of the sun as summer approaches and temperatures begin to rise.

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Rules of the road

Driving on German streets is very similar to driving in the U.S. most of the time. However, some small differences can complicate the lives of American drivers in Germany.

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Laurri Garcia (left), director of public affairs, and Liz Moore, government relations officer, discuss the unique housing issues of Germany during U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden’s PCS Symposium June 24. In the background from left to right, DeAngelo Bivins, central processing facility manager; Dr. Jason Ter Horst, Sembach, Wiesbaden and Baumholder community superintendent of DoDEA schools; and other subject matter experts answer questions posted during the Facebook Live event. These symposiums were conducted to address the unique situations created by the COVID-19 pandemic as Soldiers and civilians plan their PCS moves. Between the two symposiums already conducted, more than 500 comments were posed to the experts with answers being posted live or in follow-up notes on Facebook. Those planning their moves can see both symposiums on the garrison’s Facebook page at facebook.com/usagwiesbaden. All of the symposium questions and answers will be posted in the notes section. 
Lisa Bishop/USAG Wiesbaden Public Affairs

Subject matter experts answer PCS questions during live symposium

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Lt. Col. Norman Hodges and Kerrie Hodges receive their award for Family Volunteer of the Year with their children June 30 during a Facebook live virtual ceremony at U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Army Community Service. Volunteers were recognized for 60,241 hours of their time and contributions.

Volunteers recognized for 60K hours

Volunteers were recognized for 60,241 hours of their time and contributions during a virtual awards ceremony June 30 at U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden.

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Kristen Beckman/Special to the Herald Union
David Webster, maintenance mechanic at Wiesbaden Outdoor Recreation, works on a bicycle May 18 at the facility on Clay North. Additional online resources from the Outdoor Recreation and Education Program include a “Bike 2 Work Program,” which shares biking paths to and from different garrison areas, and a “1000 Kilometer Biking Club Program,” which offers eligible participants a free jersey after biking 1,000 kilometers.

Stay safe, follow bicycle laws this summer

Many in the Wiesbaden community are taking advantage of the summer weather by riding their bicycles.

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Kristen Beckman/Special to the Herald Union
Eric Jones, Commissary store worker, restocks supplies May 28 at the Wiesbaden Commissary. Meat sold in the Commissary is sourced from the U.S.

Commissary brings food to community’s table

Have you ever wondered how the Commissary’s groceries make their way to you? The Defense Commissary Agency offers customers a one-stop shopping experience by sourcing its inventory from around the world.

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