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A medical professional from the Wiesbaden Army Health Clinic administers a COVID-19 test to a Soldier June 30 at the Mission Command Center on Clay Kaserne. The tests were given to a sample population of about 50 people with no coronavirus symptoms that day as part of a surveillance testing program to ensure a safe work environment and promote readiness.

COVID testing promotes safety, readiness

About 50 Mission Command Center personnel with no symptoms were tested June 30 for COVID-19 as part of a surveillance testing program to ensure a safe work environment and promote readiness at U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden.

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Packstation opens outside Clay

Packstation opens outside Clay

A DHL Packstation in the visitors’ parking lot outside Clay Kaserne opened July 13. It will make it easier for community members to receive packages, since DHL drivers will not have to enter Clay Kaserne, but can deliver the packages off post to the Packstation.

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Fireworks go off in front of a crowd of 349 vehicles on Wiesbaden Army Airfield for the drive-in event July 4.

The show must go on

While most cities in the United States cancelled their Fourth of July celebrations over COVID-19 concerns, U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden hosted a drive-in style fireworks event on the airfield July 4.

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Families and individuals receive the sacrament of communion for the first time in more than 10 weeks May 17 at Hainerberg Chapel. Some social distancing measures were lifted, allowing the sacrament service to resume while parishioners wore masks, washed their hands and entered the chapel one person or family at a time.

Chapel offers physically distanced sacrament

Parishioners were offered a Christian sacrament of communion for the first time in more than 10 weeks May 17, after some social distancing measures were lifted.

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German military veteran donates face shields

German military veteran donates face shields

In a gesture of German-American friendship and partnership, German Navy veteran and reservist Michael Müller and his business partner Klaus Nowak donated 2,600 face shields to the Wiesbaden Red Cross May 28.

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Graduates exit their vehicles as Wiesbaden Army Airfield staff coordinates safe spacing.
Photo by Lisa Bishop/USAG Wiesbaden Public Affairs

A graduation to remember

When COVID-19 rules threatened to derail a rite of passage for graduating seniors, U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden and tenant units came together to assist the school and put on a celebration to remember.

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U.S. Army Spc. Melissa Magana Garcia, a 68C licensed practical nurse in the Mother-Baby Unit at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, takes the vitals of a newborn infant, May 1. Newborn and well-baby visits are now being offered at limited times on Tuesdays and Thursday mornings at the Wiesbaden Army Health Clinic.

Health clinic adjusts services

Updates to hours and services will be posted on the garrison Facebook page and COVID-19 web page: https://home.army.mil/wiesbaden/index.php/coronavirus.

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Photo courtesy of Karen Baumgartner
Karen Baumgartner does volunteer work with the Wiesbaden Directorate of Public Works’ Environmental Division.

Military spouse gives back to garrison

Karen Baumgartner, mother and military spouse, gained job experience in her career field by volunteering with the U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Directorate of Public Works’ Environmental Division.

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