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More than 20 students from the University of Applied Sciences in Neu-Ulm, visited the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, Feb. 14. (Courtesy photo)

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (Feb. 23, 2018) – More than 20 students from the University of Applied Sciences in Neu-Ulm, visited the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, Feb. 14.

German Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Mark Winkler, Marshall Center’s German public affairs non-commissioned officer, clearly explained the mission of the Marshall Center. Then, German Army Lt. Col. Andreas Hellwig, military professor and deputy course director for the Program in Applied Security Studies, gave an overview of the courses offered by the Marshall Center, which resulted in a lively discussion about various current topics.

The German-American partnership of the Marshall Center afforded the students a chance to enjoy an American cheeseburger at the Marshall Center Dining Facility on Artillery Kaserne. The dining facility allows Marshall Center program participants a place to eat their meals during courses and more importantly, to get to know each other to form long lasting relationships.

The visit was part of the Neu-Ulm University’s Winter School, which is organized by Professor Dr. Michael Gutiérrez and covers international and environmental issues in the economy.

Winkler coordinates about 25 tours a year for Bundeswehr, local schools and universities, and once year for citizens from the Garmisch-Partenkirchen area.