Wiesbaden High School
Wiesbaden High School is an American high school located in Wiesbaden, is a part of the Department of Defense Dependents Schools, the 9th largest United States School System. While located in Wiesbaden Germany, the school follows a traditional U. S. curriculum and traditional U. S. school activities. Wiesbaden High School was established in 1948 using a former German school building on Lahnstrasse. Before the school opened American high school students in Wiesbaden attended high school in Frankfurt; when opened in 1948 the school population was 9 faculty members. In 1949–50, the school was named General H. H. Arnold High School after Henry H. Arnold General of the Army and General of the Air Force during and after World War II; the Berlin Blockade which started in Wiesbaden coincided with the opening of the school with many of the student's parents involved. In January 1955 the school moved from Lahnstrasse to its present location on Texas Strasse just outside the city limits. Students from outlying communities lived in dormitories during the school week.
Students from Rhein Main Air Base and Darmstadt Military community were bused to the school until the closure of these military facilities. By the 1970s the school population was up to 1800. Moving forward to 1995, Frankfurt High School students were bussed to Wiesbaden when their school closed due to military drawdown. In 2006 the school was renamed Wiesbaden High School though the historical name is still used due to the lack of notability. While an “Air Force” school it now services Army dependents. At present the school is home to 494 students; the student population is a mixture of American civilian and international students. From the original building in 1955 to today, the campus has changed incorporating several more buildings. Wiesbaden High School is the first 21st century school in DoDEA- Europe; the new school was completed in the Summer of 2017. The graduating class of 2018 was the first to graduate while in these new buildings. Sports activities include. Other activities/programs include: Army JROTC, Technology Club, Art Club.
Europeans Placement 2006-2007 Tennis Men's: Doubles 6th Place Europeans Placement 2008–2009: Cross Country Guys: DIVISION II Champions Cross Country Girls: DIVISION II 2nd Place Football: 2nd Place DIVISION II Volleyball: 3rd Place DIVISION II Girls Basketball: 3rd Place DIVISION II AJROTC: European Champions Wrestling: DIVISION II Champions Softball: Fourth Place DIVISION II Girls Soccer: 3rd Place DIVISION II. Division I. Defeated Stuttgart HS. Guys Soccer: 3rd PLACE DIVISION II Europeans 2009–2010: Football: First Place Men's Track and Field Numerous distinguished alumni were enrolled in the school. Among them are Priscilla Presley, Col John E. Blaha, Commander of the space shuttle, Discovery. "Mrs. Prince," and Captain Jacob Dixon for; each year the largest scholarship awarded by the area Community Spouses' Club is given in his memory. James Carroll, scholar. Kantathi Suphamongkhon, former Foreign Minister of Thailand. Hedwig Diane Orlowski, Army nurse, one of only eight female soldiers killed in Vietnam.
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John N. Abrams
General John Nelson Abrams was a United States Army four-star general who commanded the United States Army Training and Doctrine Command from 1998 to 2002. Abrams was born on September 1946 in Cumberland, Maine, he graduated from Frankfurt American High School in 1964, attended Bowling Green University before deciding to enlist in the United States Army. Abrams enlisted in the Army on January 16, 1966 and after completion of his initial training he attended Officer Candidate School, he graduated on February 1967 with a commission as a second lieutenant of Armor. Abrams was assigned to 2nd Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment at Fort Hood during its training prior to deploying to Vietnam, his Vietnam War combat assignments with the squadron from 1967 to 1969 included platoon leader for B Troop, executive officer for A Troop, commander of A Troop, commander of C Troop, commander of the squadron's Provisional Rifle Company. Abrams received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Bowling Green University in 1972.
He received a Master of Science degree in Public Administration from Shippensburg University in 1986 as part of his completion of the Army War College. In 2002, he received the honorary degree of Ph. D. in Military Education and Training from Norwich University in 2002. Abrams' post-Vietnam assignments included instructor in Military Science at the United States Military Academy beginning in 1972. In 1976, he graduated from the United States Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, he commanded 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment from 1983 to 1985. He graduated from the United States Army War College in 1986, served as assistant chief staff for plans and operations G-3 for the 3rd Armored Division, followed by promotion to colonel and assignment as division chief staff from 1986 to 1988. From 1988 to 1990, Abrams commanded the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment. From 1990 to 1991 he was deputy director for operations and modernization in the Army's Office of the Deputy Chief Staff for Operations and Plans.
After promotion to brigadier general, Abrams served as assistant division commander for the 1st Cavalry Division from 1991 to 1993. From 1993 to 1995, he was commander of the 2nd Infantry Division as a major general. Abrams was promoted to lieutenant general in 1995 and assigned as commander of V Corps, which included participation in Operation Joint Endeavor. Abrams was deputy commander of the Army's Training and Doctrine Command from 1997 to 1998, received promotion to general and assignment as TRADOC's commander in 1998, he served until retiring in 2002. Abrams' awards and decorations included: Abrams was a recipient of the Knight Commander's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany. After retiring, Abrams became a military analyst for the Associated Press, he was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Abrams Learning & Information Systems, Inc. a consulting and technology firm. Abrams died at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland on August 20, 2018.
He was buried at Arlington National Cemetery. Abrams was the son of General Creighton W. Abrams Jr.. His brothers Creighton III and Robert were Army general officers, he married Cecilia Bosico in 1969. They were the parents of two daughters, Noël, the wife of Nathan Naylor, Elizabeth, the wife of Chris Bauernshub
Frankfurt is a metropolis and the largest city of the German federal state of Hesse, its 746,878 inhabitants make it the fifth-largest city of Germany after Berlin, Hamburg and Cologne. On the River Main, it forms a continuous conurbation with the neighbouring city of Offenbach am Main, its urban area has a population of 2.3 million. The city is at the centre of the larger Rhine-Main Metropolitan Region, which has a population of 5.5 million and is Germany's second-largest metropolitan region after the Rhine-Ruhr Region. Since the enlargement of the European Union in 2013, the geographic centre of the EU is about 40 km to the east of Frankfurt's central business district. Like France and Franconia, the city is named after the Franks. Frankfurt is the largest city in the Rhine Franconian dialect area. Frankfurt was a city state, the Free City of Frankfurt, for nearly five centuries, was one of the most important cities of the Holy Roman Empire, as a site of imperial coronations, it has been part of the federal state of Hesse since 1945.
A quarter of the population are foreign nationals, including many expatriates. Frankfurt is an alpha world city and a global hub for commerce, education and transportation, it is the site of many European corporate headquarters. Frankfurt Airport is among the world's busiest. Frankfurt is the major financial centre of the European continent, with the headquarters of the European Central Bank, Deutsche Bundesbank, Frankfurt Stock Exchange, Deutsche Bank, DZ Bank, KfW, several cloud and fintech startups and other institutes. Automotive and research, consulting and creative industries complement the economic base. Frankfurt's DE-CIX is the world's largest internet exchange point. Messe Frankfurt is one of the world's largest trade fairs. Major fairs include the Frankfurt Motor Show, the world's largest motor show, the Music Fair, the Frankfurt Book Fair, the world's largest book fair. Frankfurt is home to influential educational institutions, including the Goethe University, the UAS, the FUMPA, graduate schools like the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management.
Its renowned cultural venues include the concert hall Alte Oper, Europe's largest English theatre and many museums. Frankfurt's skyline is shaped by some of Europe's tallest skyscrapers; the city is characterised by various green areas and parks, including the central Wallanlagen, the City Forest and two major botanical gardens, the Palmengarten and the University's Botanical Garden. Important is the Frankfurt Zoo. In electronic music, Frankfurt has been a pioneering city since the 1980s, with renowned DJs including Sven Väth, Marc Trauner, Scot Project, Kai Tracid, the clubs Dorian Gray, U60311, Omen and Cocoon. In sports, the city is known as the home of the top tier football club Eintracht Frankfurt, the Löwen Frankfurt ice hockey team, the basketball club Frankfurt Skyliners, the Frankfurt Marathon and the venue of Ironman Germany. Frankfurt is the largest financial centre in continental Europe, it is home to the European Central Bank, Deutsche Bundesbank, Frankfurt Stock Exchange and several large commercial banks.
The Frankfurt Stock Exchange is one of the world's largest stock exchanges by market capitalization and accounts for more than 90 percent of the turnover in the German market. In 2010, 63 national and 152 international banks had their registered offices in Frankfurt, including Germany's major banks, notably Deutsche Bank, DZ Bank, KfW and Commerzbank, as well as 41 representative offices of international banks. Frankfurt is considered a global city. Among global cities it was ranked 10th by the Global Power City Index 2011 and 11th by the Global City Competitiveness Index 2012. Among financial centres it was ranked 8th by the International Financial Centers Development Index 2013 and 9th by the Global Financial Centres Index 2013, its central location within Germany and Europe makes Frankfurt a major air and road transport hub. Frankfurt Airport is one of the world's busiest international airports by passenger traffic and the main hub for Germany's flag carrier Lufthansa. Frankfurt Central Station is one of the largest rail stations in Europe and the busiest junction operated by Deutsche Bahn, the German national railway company, with 342 trains a day to domestic and European destinations.
Frankfurter Kreuz, the Autobahn interchange close to the airport, is the most used interchange in the EU, used by 320,000 cars daily. In 2011 human-resource-consulting firm Mercer ranked Frankfurt as seventh in its annual'Quality of Living' survey of cities around the world. According to The Economist cost-of-living survey, Frankfurt is Germany's most expensive city and the world's 10th most expensive. Frankfurt has many high-rise buildings in the city centre, forming the Frankfurt skyline, it is one of the few cities in the European Union to have such a skyline and because of it Germans sometimes refer to Frankfurt as Mainhattan, a portmanteau of the local Main River and Manhattan. The other well known and obvious nickname is Bankfurt. Before World War II the city was globally noted for its unique old town with timber-framed buildings, the largest timber-framed old town in Europe; the Römer area was rebuilt and is popular with visitors and for eve
Julianne Moore is an American actress and children's author. Prolific in film since the early 1990s, she is known for her portrayals of troubled women in both independent and Hollywood films, has received many accolades, including the Academy Award for Best Actress. After studying theatre at Boston University, Moore began her career with a series of television roles. From 1985 to 1988, she was a regular in the soap opera As the World Turns, earning a Daytime Emmy Award for her performance, her film debut was in Tales from the Darkside: The Movie, she continued to play small roles for the next four years, including in the thriller The Hand That Rocks the Cradle. Moore first received critical attention with Robert Altman's Short Cuts, successive performances in Vanya on 42nd Street and Safe continued this acclaim. Starring roles in the blockbusters Nine Months and The Lost World: Jurassic Park established her as a leading lady in Hollywood. Moore received considerable recognition in the late 1990s and early 2000s, earning Oscar nominations for Boogie Nights, The End of the Affair, Far from Heaven and The Hours.
In the first of these, she played a 1970s pornographic actress, while the other three featured her as an unhappy, mid-20th century housewife. She had success with the films The Big Lebowski, Hannibal, Children of Men, A Single Man, The Kids Are All Right, Crazy, Stupid and won several awards for her portrayal of Sarah Palin in the television film Game Change. Moore went on to give an Academy Award-winning performance as an Alzheimer's patient in Still Alice and was named Best Actress at the Cannes Film Festival for Maps to the Stars, she appeared in the final two films of The Hunger Games series and starred in the spy film Kingsman: The Golden Circle. In addition to acting, Moore has written a series of children's books about a character named "Freckleface Strawberry", she is married to director Bart Freundlich. Moore was born Julie Anne Smith on December 3, 1960, at the Fort Bragg army installation in North Carolina, the oldest of 3 siblings, her father, Peter Moore Smith, a paratrooper in the United States Army during the Vietnam War, attained the rank of colonel and became a military judge.
Her Scottish mother, was a psychologist and social worker from Greenock, who emigrated to the United States in 1951 with her family. Moore has a younger sister, Valerie Smith, a younger brother, the novelist Peter Moore Smith; as Moore is half-Scottish, she claimed British citizenship in 2011 to honor her deceased mother. Moore moved around the United States as a child, due to her father's occupation, she was close to her family as a result, but has said she never had the feeling of coming from one particular place. The family lived in multiple locations, including Alabama, Texas, Nebraska, New York, Virginia, Moore attended nine different schools; the constant relocating made her an insecure child, she struggled to establish friendships. Despite these difficulties, Moore remarked that an itinerant lifestyle was beneficial to her future career: "When you move around a lot, you learn that behavior is mutable. I would change, depending on where I was... It teaches you to watch, to reinvent, that character can change."When Moore was 16, the family moved from Falls Church, where Moore had been attending J.
E. B. Stuart High School, to Frankfurt, where she attended Frankfurt American High School, she was clever and studious, a self-proclaimed "good girl", she planned to become a doctor. She had never considered performing, or attended the theatre, but she was an avid reader and it was this hobby that led her to begin acting at the school, she appeared in several plays, including Tartuffe and Medea, with the encouragement of her English teacher, she chose to pursue a theatrical career. Moore's parents supported her decision, but asked that she train at university to provide the added security of a college degree, she was accepted to Boston University and graduated with a BFA in Theatre in 1983. Moore moved to New York City after graduating, worked as a waitress. After registering her stage name with Actors' Equity, she began her career in 1985 with off-Broadway theatre, her first screen role came in an episode of the soap opera The Edge of Night. Her break came the following year. Playing the dual roles of half-sisters Frannie and Sabrina Hughes, she found this intensive work to be an important learning experience, she said of it fondly: "I gained confidence and learned to take responsibility."
Moore performed on the show until 1988, when she won a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Ingenue in a Drama Series. Before leaving As the World Turns, she had a role in the 1987 CBS miniseries I'll Take Manhattan. Once she had finished the soap opera, she turned to the stage to play Ophelia in a Guthrie Theater production of Hamlet opposite Željko Ivanek; the actress returned intermittently to television over the next three years, appearing in the TV movies Money, Murder, The Last to Go, Cast a Deadly Spell. In 1990, Moore began working with stage director Andre Gregory on a workshop theatre production of Chekhov's Uncle Vanya. Described by Moore as "one of the most fundamentally important acting experiences I had", the group spent four years exploring the text and giving intimate performances to friends. In 1990, Moore made her cinematic debut as a mummy's victim in Tales from the Darksid
Norman Schwarzkopf Jr.
Herbert Norman Schwarzkopf Jr. was a United States Army General. While serving as the commander of United States Central Command, he led all coalition forces in the Gulf War. Born in Trenton, New Jersey, Schwarzkopf grew up in the United States and in Iran, he was accepted by the U. S. Military Academy at West Point and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the United States Army in 1956. After a number of initial training programs, Schwarzkopf interrupted a stint as an academy teacher, served in the Vietnam War first as an adviser to the South Vietnamese Army and as a battalion commander. Schwarzkopf was decorated in Vietnam, being awarded three Silver Star Medals, two Purple Hearts, the Legion of Merit. Rising through the ranks after the conflict, he commanded the U. S. 24th Infantry Division and was one of the commanders of the Invasion of Grenada in 1983. Assuming command of United States Central Command in 1988, Schwarzkopf was called on to respond to the Invasion of Kuwait in 1990 by the forces of Iraq under Saddam Hussein.
Tasked with defending Saudi Arabia from Iraqi aggression, Schwarzkopf's command grew to an international force of over 750,000 troops. After diplomatic relations broke down, he planned and led Operation Desert Storm—an extended air campaign followed by a successful 100-hour ground offensive—which defeated the Iraqi Army and liberated Kuwait in early 1991. Schwarzkopf was presented with military honors. Schwarzkopf retired shortly after the end of the war and undertook a number of philanthropic ventures, only stepping into the political spotlight before his death from complications of pneumonia in late 2012. A hard-driving military commander with a strong temper, Schwarzkopf was considered an exceptional leader by many biographers and was noted for his abilities as a military diplomat and in dealing with the press. Schwarzkopf was born Herbert Norman Schwarzkopf Jr. on August 22, 1934 in Trenton, New Jersey, to Herbert Norman Schwarzkopf Sr. and Ruth Alice. His father was a 1917 graduate of the United States Military Academy and veteran of World War I.
His mother was a housewife from West Virginia, distantly related to Thomas Jefferson. The senior Schwarzkopf became the Superintendent of the New Jersey State Police, where he worked as a lead investigator on the 1932 Lindbergh baby kidnapping case. In January 1952, the younger Schwarzkopf's birth certificate was amended to make his name "H. Norman Schwarzkopf" because his father detested his first name; the younger Schwarzkopf had Ruth Ann and Sally Joan. Norman Schwarzkopf was described by childhood friends as active and assertive, protective of his sisters and a skilled athlete, he spent his childhood attached to his father, who subsequently became the narrator for the Gang Busters radio program. When Norman Schwarzkopf was eight years old, his father returned to the military amid World War II, his continuous absence made home life difficult for his wife. As a 10-year-old cadet at Bordentown Military Institute, near Trenton, he posed for his official photograph wearing a stern expression because – as he said afterwards – "Some day when I become a general, I want people to know that I’m serious."
In 1946, when Norman Schwarzkopf was 12, he moved with his father to Iran. In Iran, Norman learned shooting, horseback riding, hunting. Schwarzkopf developed a lifelong interest in Middle Eastern culture; the family moved to Geneva, Switzerland, in 1947, following a new military assignment for Herbert Schwarzkopf. The senior Schwarzkopf visited Italy, Heidelberg and Berlin, Germany during his military duties, the younger Schwarzkopf accompanied him. By 1951 he had returned to Iran before returning to the United States. Herbert Schwarzkopf died in 1958. From a young age, Norman wanted to be a military officer, following his father's example, he attended the Community High School in Tehran the International School of Geneva, Frankfurt American High School, in Frankfurt and Heidelberg American High School, in Heidelberg, Germany. He graduated from Valley Forge Military Academy, he was a member of Mensa. Schwarzkopf graduated valedictorian out of his class of 150, his IQ was tested at 168. Schwarzkopf attended the United States Military Academy, where he played football, wrestled and conducted the West Point Chapel choir.
His large frame, 6 feet 3 inches in height and weighing 240 pounds, was advantageous in athletics. In his plebe year he was given the nickname "Schwarzie," the same as his father, he was pushed by older cadets to imitate his father's radio show as a traditional act of hazing. Schwarzkopf gained a great respect for certain military leaders at West Point, notably Ulysses S. Grant, William Tecumseh Sherman and Creighton Abrams, believing them excellent commanders who nonetheless did not glorify war, he graduated 43rd of 480 in the class of 1956 with a Bachelor of Engineering degree. Schwarzkopf earned a Masters of Engineering at the University of Southern California. Commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Infantry Branch, Schwarzkopf spent October 1956 to March 1957 at United States Army Infantry School at Fort Benning, where he earned his Parachutist Badge, his first assignment was as platoon leader executive officer, of E Company, 2nd Airborne Battle Group, 187th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.
It was during this time he recounted he found chronic problems in military leadership, amid what historians have called a larger doctrinal crisis. Schwarzkopf recounted many officers and NCOs he met in th
Ernst May was a German architect and city planner. May applied urban design techniques to the city of Frankfurt am Main during the Weimar Republic period, in 1930 less exported those ideas to Soviet Union cities, newly created under Stalinist rule, it is said May's "brigade" of German architects and planners established twenty cities in three years, including Magnitogorsk. May's travels left him stateless when the Nazis seized power in Germany, he spent many years in African exile before returning to Germany near the end of his life. May was born in Frankfurt am Main, the son of a leather goods manufacturer, his education from 1908 through 1912 included time in the United Kingdom, studying under Raymond Unwin, absorbing the lessons and principles of the garden city movement. He finished a study at the Technical University of Munich, working with Friedrich von Thiersch and Theodor Fischer, a co-founder of the Deutscher Werkbund. Working for himself and others through the 1910s, in 1921 he helped win a competition for rural housing estate developments in Breslau.
His concepts of decentralized planning, some of, imported from the garden city movement, he won the job of city architect and planner for his home city from 1925 through 1930. Working under Mayor Ludwig Landmann, the position gave him broad powers of zoning and hiring. There was an available labor pool, he used them. In the context of a housing shortage and a degree of political instability, May assembled a powerful staff of progressive architects and initiated the large-scale housing development program New Frankfurt. May's developments were remarkable for the time for being compact, semi-independent, well-equipped with community elements like playgrounds, schools and common washing areas. For the sake of economy and construction speed May used simplified, prefabricated forms; these settlements are still marked by their functionality and the way they manifest egalitarian ideals such as equal access to sunlight and common areas. Of these settlements the best known is Siedlung Römerstadt, some of the structures are colloquially known as Zickzackhausen.
In 1926 May sent for Austrian architect Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky to join him in Frankfurt. Lihotzky was a kindred spirit and applied the same sort of functional clarity to household problems, so in Frankfurt, after much analysis of work habits and footsteps, she developed the prototype of the modern installed kitchen, pursued her idea that "housing is the organized implementation of living habits". May's Frankfurt was a critical success; this has been described as "one of the most remarkable city planning experiments in the twentieth century". In two years May produced more than 5,000 building units, up to 15,000 units in five years, published his own magazine and in 1929 won international attention at the Congrès International d'Architecture Moderne; this brought him to the attention of the Soviet Union. Catherine Bauer Wurster visited the buildings in 1930 and was inspired by the work of May In 1930 May took his entire New Frankfurt-team to the USSR. May's Brigade amounted to a task force of 17 people, including Lihotzky, her husband Wilhelm Schuette, Arthur Korn, the Hungarian-born Fred Forbat, the Swiss Hans Schmidt, the Austrian-born Erich Mauthner and the Dutch Mart Stam.
The promise of the "Socialist paradise" was still fresh, May's Brigade and other groups of western planners had the hope of constructing entire cities. The first was to be Magnitogorsk. Although May's group is indeed credited with building 20 cities in three years, the reality was that May found Magnitogorsk under construction and the town site dominated by the mine and blast furnaces under construction. Officials were indecisive distrustful and delay frustrated their efforts, May himself made misjudgements about the climate. May's contract expired in 1933, he left for British East Africa; some of his architects found themselves unwanted by Russia, stateless. The 1995 documentary film Sotsgorod: Cities for Utopia interviewed some of the last survivors of these groups: Lihotzky, Jan Rutgers, Phillipp Tolziner of the Bauhaus Brigade, visited four of the planned cities: Magnitogorsk, Orsk and Kemerovo. After May's departure, the Soviet government began promoting the criticism of his ideas and achievements.
Criticism was severe and had ideological underpinnings. He was characterized as an undesirable capitalistic and Western influence that should be contraposed to the socialistic and Soviet architectural trends. In the mid-1930s, the Soviet government adopted the policy of not inviting any foreign architects. May worked as a farmer in Kenya, but soon sold his farm and opened an architectural office, designing commercial buildings and schools. In some projects he collaborated with architect and urban planner Erica Mann: for instance his Oceanic Hotel in Mombasa was a landmark within the master plan drawn up for Coast Province by Mann. In 1953 the Mau-Mau uprisings made it difficult to work. At the same time May was invited to work on housing projects. In December 1953 he started again as an architect. From 1954 through 1956 he led the planning department in Hamburg, was involved in several large housing projects in other cities. Several of the most famous German postwar settlements and reconstruction plans, such as New-Altona in Hamburg and Neue-Vahr in Bremen, are associated with his name.
He was the first person awarded an honorary Dr.-Ing. of the Hannover Technical University. From 1957