USAREUR announces German-American friendship awards

By U.S. Army Europe Public Affairs
March 17, 2010

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HEIDELBERG, Germany -- U.S. Army in Europe announced March 17 the winners of the 2009 USAREUR Outreach-KONTAKT awards competition.

The competition honors Outreach-KONTAKT groups and individual members, as well as non-member Soldiers, Family members, civilian employees and host nation supporters throughout Germany, for their outstanding contributions to the program.

This year’s winners were selected by a panel of five board members, including representatives of the Federal Association of German-American Friendship, Outreach-KONTAKT Germany and the USAREUR Office of the Chief of Public Affairs.

The awards will be presented at the 25th Annual Outreach-KONTAKT Awards Banquet, to be held July 2010 in Darmstadt. 

The Outreach-KONTAKT program gives Soldiers, Family members and civilians an opportunity to learn about Germany and its culture together with Germans and citizens of other countries. It serves as a bridge to overcome cultural differences. Outreach-KONTAKT has been an official USAREUR community relations program since 1969.

The Group High Achievement Awards (by category) go to the local Outreach-KONTAKT group in:

Community Support at a Community with Military Presence – Stuttgart

Community Support at a Community without Military Presence – Darmstadt

Group and District Development at a Community with Military Presence – Bamberg

Group and District Development at a Community without Military Presence – Fulda

Cultural Awareness – Hohenfels

Education at a Community with Military Presence – Vilseck

Education at a Community without Military Presence – Fulda

Public Relations at a Community with Military Presence – Grafenwoehr

Public Relations at a Community without Military Presence – Darmstadt

Marketing at a Community with Military Presence – Hohenfels

Marketing at a Community without Military Presence – Fulda

Publications at a Community with Military Presence – Wiesbaden

Publications at a Community without Military Presence – Fulda

Webpage – Heidelberg

Funds and Fundraising at a Community with Military Presence – Vilseck

Funds and Fundraising at a Community without Military Presence – Fulda

Special Single Event at a Community with Military Presence – Vilseck

Special Single Event at a Community without Military Presence – Amberg

Special Programs at a Community with Military Presence – Heidelberg

Special Programs at a Community without Military Presence – Fulda

Outstanding Community Relations Event – Federal Association of German-American Friendship, Federal Association of German-American Friendship, BDAF, Outreach-KONTAKT Germany

 

The Volunteer Awards (by category) go to:

Group at Community with Military Presence – Outreach-KONTAKT Vilseck, for volunteering a total of 16,879 hours in 2009

Group at Community without Military Presence – Outreach-KONTAKT Fulda, for volunteering a total of 39,214 hours in 2009

Volunteer at Community with Military Presence – Jennifer Luley, Outreach-KONTAKT Stuttgart, for volunteering a total of 2,000 hours in 2009

Volunteer at Community without Military Presence – Karin Jäger, Outreach-KONTAKT Fulda, for volunteering a total of 2,179 hours in 2009

 

The Outstanding Civilian Service Awards for non-members go to:

Hans Näger, Vilseck

Karl-Heinz Schoepf, Vilseck

Leon Lee, Grafenwöhr

Jesse J. Hazelt, Grafenwöhr

Günter Wolf, Fulda

Dennis Jakob, Fulda

Dieter Schützeichel, Fulda

Bernd Kube, Darmstadt

Danielle Thompson, Stuttgart

Christina Gardener, Amberg

 

The Individual High Achievement Awards for members go to:

Abdul B. Kadirzada, Outreach-KONTAKT Vilseck

Command Sgt. Maj. Mark Morris, Outreach-KONTAKT Vilseck

Frank Talbot, Outreach-KONTAKT Vilseck

Gunnar und Monika Gebhardt, Outreach-KONTAKT Vilseck

Karin Schmid, Outreach-KONTAKT Vilseck

Melvin Gonzales, Outreach-KONTAKT Vilseck

Michael Herold, Outreach-KONTAKT Vilseck

Norbert Pirner, Outreach-KONTAKT Vilseck

Spc. Camron and Steffanie Savell, Outreach-KONTAKT Vilseck

Sgt. 1st Class Luis Perez, Outreach-KONTAKT Vilseck

Spc. Michael Berezny, Outreach-KONTAKT Vilseck

Sgt. Manuel Baeza, Outreach-KONTAKT Hohenfels

Karl Scharl, Outreach-KONTAKT Hohenfels

Petra Neumeier, Outreach-KONTAKT Hohenfels

Reinhard and Brigitte Kirschenbauer, Outreach-KONTAKT Hohenfels

Brigitta und Manfred Lehner, Outreach-KONTAKT Grafenwöhr

Norbert Fiedler, Outreach-KONTAKT Grafenwöhr

Klaus Scherer, Outreach-KONTAKT Grafenwöhr

Franz Weidner, Outreach-KONTAKT Grafenwöhr

Phil and Lindy Eatherington, Outreach-KONTAKT Grafenwöhr

Capt. Jamel R. Carr, Outreach-KONTAKT Bamberg

Sgt. 1st Class Ana Delia Villa, Outreach-KONTAKT Bamberg

Alexander Jäger, Outreach-KONTAKT Fulda

Winfried Jäger, Outreach-KONTAKT Fulda

Silvya Schwarz-Bämpfer, Outreach-KONTAKT Fulda

Eberhard Hoersch, BDAF Outreach-KONTAKT Germany

Ralf Albus, Outreach-KONTAKT Wiesbaden

Michael Gross, Outreach-KONTAKT Wiesbaden

Tobias Seifert, Outreach-KONTAKT Wiesbaden

Jan Trautmann, Outreach-KONTAKT Wiesbaden

Gabriele Kusch, Outreach-KONTAKT Wiesbaden

Michaele and Jerry Duvall, Outreach-KONTAKT Darmstadt

Margareth Nazar, Outreach-KONTAKT Darmstadt

Jürgen von der Behrens, Outreach-KONTAKT Darmstadt

Tania Sellers, Outreach-KONTAKT Stuttgart

Sylvia Allen, Outreach-KONTAKT Stuttgart

Bill Lewis, Outreach-KONTAKT Stuttgart

Günter Hermann, Outreach-KONTAKT Amberg

Lucille Meno, Outreach-KONTAKT Heidelberg

Ron Gohen, Outreach-KONTAKT Heidelberg

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About us: The U.S. Army in Europe, with NATO and other coalition partners from throughout its 51-country area of responsibility, trains for, conducts, and supports contingency operations. Headquartered in Heidelberg, Germany, USAREUR has forces throughout Germany as well as in Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands, Bulgaria, and Romania, and in Afghanistan and Iraq.