Archive for April, 2013


News

Fallen service members’ families special on Army posts

Fallen service members’ families special on Army posts

Story and photo by Ignacio “Iggy” Rubalcava
U.S. Army Garrison Baumholder Public Affairs

Family members of fallen service members now have special parking spots near several facilities in the Baumholder community.

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Sports

Special race for wounded warriors to be held April 30

A special adventure race experience for wounded warriors is scheduled to take place Tuesday here. The event is sponsored by the Wounded Warrior Project, American Red Cross, Army Community Services and Garmisch Outdoor Recreation.

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News

Save tax on imported vehicles

by Robert Szostek
U.S. European Command Customs Public Affairs

U.S. personnel stationed overseas can ship vehicles to the U.S. free of federal tax and duty. This exemption means big savings if you meet three conditions.

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News

Lt. Col. Louis L. King, assistant product manager-Europe; Lt. Col. Nathan J. Bollinger, 102nd Signal Battalion commander;
Lt. Col. Michael “Sully” Sullivan; and Bernhard Sandmaier, Nokia Siemens networks manager, team up for a ribbon cutting to
commemorate the official completion of the Installation Information Infrastructure Modernization Program.

Baumholder stands up high speed data network

Story and photo by Ignacio “Iggy” Rubalcava
U.S. Army Garrison Baumholder Public Affairs

Baumholder stood up a new data network recently that increases the speed and efficiency of network users in Baumholder. The project upgraded and expanded the voice and data communication systems for the entire installation and brought the quartermaster and clinic areas onto the fiber network.

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Lifestyle

Photos by Meghan Augsburger

The Pont du Gard was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1985.

Avignon: historical hotspot of France

Visiting the provence and the French city of Avignon is like experiencing a time warp. Founded on hundreds of years of history, the entire region reflects its ancient heritage through its architecture and culture. One could say it’s a true “Roman holiday.”

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Lifestyle

Witches to play tricks Tuesday on ‘Hexennacht’

Witches to play tricks Tuesday on ‘Hexennacht’

The night of April 30 is known as “Hexennacht,” or witches night. On Hexennacht, those living off base should keep a watchful eye on their houses and vehicles Tuesday night. Customarily, children and teenagers play tricks on their neighbors.

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Features

Command Sgt. Maj. Ismael Rodriguez, command sergeant major of Deputy Command Support Operations in Kabul, Afghanistan, presents his son, Spc. Francisco Rodriguez, an information technology specialist from the 580th Signal Company located in Schweinfurt, Germany, with the 7th Signal Brigade combat patch during a ceremony March 26 on Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan.

Father presents son with combat patch

During wartime, receiving your first combat patch is a significant, time-honored tradition for a Soldier, but not more so than for Spc. Francisco Rodriguez, an information technology specialist with the 580th Signal Company located in Schweinfurt, Germany.

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Lifestyle

Photos courtesy of the Ramstein Officers’ Spouses Club Bazaar Committee

The 49th annual Ramstein Welfare Bazaar is holding food vendor selections May 14 at the Ramstein Officers’ Club.

New procedures for Ramstein Bazaar food vendor applicants

Preparations for the 49th annual Ramstein Welfare Bazaar have already begun. Mark your calendars for Sept. 12 to 15.

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Schools

Photo by Debra Crenshaw

From left, Vogelweh Elementary School fourth-graders Jacob Queen, Logan Cooper and Ashley Bronner do their part during an Earth Day clean-up drive around the school.

VES students mark Earth Day with letters to editor

To commemorate Earth Day April 22, and throughout the week, students at Vogelweh Elementary School participated in several environmentally friendly projects, including a school-wide cleanup project. As a special assignment, one group of fourth graders composed letters to the editor, which are printed here.

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Lifestyle

Courtesy photo

Local and regional businesses and shops present their services and merchandise during the trade fair  Saturday and Sunday in Ramstein-Miesenbach.

Ramstein holds trade fair this weekend

Ramstein-Miesenbach’s sales promotion agency will sponsor its 14th trade fair Saturday and Sunday in the center of town and at the local culture and convention center, Haus des Bürgers. Local businesses, shops and stores will show off their services, merchandise and products

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