USAREUR announces German-American Friendship Awards

By U.S. Army Europe Public Affairs
Jan. 31, 2011

HEIDELBERG, Germany -- U.S. Army in Europe announces the winners of the 2010 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 June 11 at the 26th Annual Outreach-KONTAKT Awards Banquet. 

The Outreach-KONTAKT program gives Soldiers, Family members and civilians an opportunity to learn about Germany and its culture. In return it also provides information about the American way of life to 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 Award (by category) goes to the local Outreach-KONTAKT group in:

Community Support at a Community with Military Presence – Heidelberg
Community Support at a Community without Military Presence – Fulda
Education at a Community with Military Presence – Vilseck
Education at a Community without Military Presence – Fulda
Cultural Awareness at a Community with Military Presence – Hohenfels
Cultural Awareness at a Community without Military Presence – Fulda
Community Relations at a Community with Military Presence – Stuttgart
Community Relations at a Community without Military Presence – Darmstadt
Special Single Event at a Community with Military Presence – Grafenwöhr
Special Single Event at a Community without Military Presence – Fulda
Special Programs at a Community with Military Presence – Vilseck
Special Programs at a Community without Military Presence – Fulda
Publications at a Community with Military Presence – Wiesbaden
Publications at a Community without Military Presence – Darmstadt
Webpage at a Community with Military Presence – Hohenfels
Outstanding Community Relations Award – Federal Association of German-American Friendship, Federal Association of German-American Friendship, BDAF, Outreach-KONTAKT Germany

The Volunteer Award (by category) goes to:
 
Group at Community with Military Presence – Outreach-KONTAKT Vilseck, for volunteering a total of 14,260 hours in 2010
Group at Community without Military Presence – Outreach-KONTAKT Fulda, for volunteering a total of 39,028 hours in 2010
Volunteer at Community with Military Presence – Daniel König, Outreach-KONTAKT Vilseck, for volunteering a total of 1,210 hours in 2010
Volunteer at Community without Military Presence – Winfried Jäger, Outreach-KONTAKT Fulda, for volunteering a total of 3,910 hours in 2010

The Outstanding Civilian Service Award for non-members goes to:

Erwin Maisch, Fulda
Norbert Wittl, Hohenfels
Michael Nazar, Darmstadt
Tobias Janowitz, Darmstadt
Akram El-Rikabi, Darmstadt

The Individual High Achievement Award for members goes to:

Carrie Haub, Outreach-KONTAKT Amberg
Rafaela Bielecki-Weyenberg, Outreach-KONTAKT Wiesbaden
Spc. Gregory Hamilton-Sang Clarke, Outreach-KONTAKT Wiesbaden
Jörg Forst, Outreach-KONTAKT Wiesbaden
Spc. Brad Garland, Outreach-KONTAKT Wiesbaden
Timothy Geary, Outreach-KONTAKT Wiesbaden
Oliver Licht, Outreach-KONTAKT Wiesbaden
Barbara Kirchhof, Outreach-KONTAKT Bamberg
Capt. Carlos R. Rivera, Outreach-KONTAKT Bamberg
Erika Breitenstein, Outreach-KONTAKT Bamberg
Sibylle Schmitt, Outreach-KONTAKT Bamberg
Susanne Stedtfeld, Outreach-KONTAKT Bamberg
Christina Ruggles, Outreach-KONTAKT Vilseck
Capt. Arvind Dayal, Outreach-KONTAKT Vilseck
Capt. Ryan Tallant, Outreach-KONTAKT Vilseck
Daniel König, Outreach-KONTAKT Vilseck
Eugen Neubauer, Outreach-KONTAKT Vilseck
Jennifer Hoover, Outreach-KONTAKT Vilseck
Katherine Kilpatrick, Outreach-KONTAKT Vilseck
Lt. Col. David McCulley, Outreach-KONTAKT Vilseck
Maria Scherf, Outreach-KONTAKT Vilseck
Sgt. James Butler, Outreach-KONTAKT Vilseck
Spc. Irvin Brubacher, Outreach-KONTAKT Vilseck
Staff Sgt. Lonnie Silk, Outreach-KONTAKT Vilseck
Thomas Esch, Outreach-KONTAKT Vilseck
Maria Nebenführ, Outreach-KONTAKT Stuttgart
Ulrich Plein, Outreach-KONTAKT Stuttgart
Charles Eplin, Outreach-KONTAKT Fulda
Karl-Joseph Bohl, Outreach-KONTAKT Fulda
Gisela Heller, Outreach-KONTAKT Fulda
Lars Scheer, Outreach-KONTAKT Fulda
Sgt. 1st Class Jeffrey B. Worden, Outreach-KONTAKT Hohenfels
Robert Neumeier, Outreach-KONTAKT Hohenfels
Priscilla Fleischer, Outreach-KONTAKT Hohenfels
Nicole Ceterski, Outreach-KONTAKT Hohenfels
Edith Vogl, Outreach-KONTAKT Hohenfels
Charles Fleischer, Outreach-KONTAKT Hohenfels
Annelore Spengler, Outreach-KONTAKT Darmstadt
Sebastian Mettenheimer, Outreach-KONTAKT Darmstadt
Yvonne May, Outreach-KONTAKT Darmstadt
Birgit Thomas, Outreach-KONTAKT Heidelberg
Marko Friedrichs, Outreach-KONTAKT Grafenwöhr
Stefan Goetzl, Outreach-KONTAKT Grafenwöhr
Dr. Adolf Pöllmann, Outreach-KONTAKT Grafenwöhr
Evi Mandl, Outreach-KONTAKT Grafenwöhr
Christian Kraus, Outreach-KONTAKT Grafenwöhr
Anni Zeitler, Outreach-KONTAKT Grafenwöhr
Manuela Mehrländer, Outreach-KONTAKT Grafenwöhr
Gloria Roberto, Outreach-KONTAKT Grafenwöhr
Aldo Maldonado, Outreach-KONTAKT Grafenwöhr
1st SGT Fernando A. Marquez, Outreach-KONTAKT Grafenwöhr