Monthly Archives: February 2016

Red Cross Month recognizes everyday heroes

  American Red Cross, Vilseck Complex news release   VILSECK, Germany — The American Red Cross is recognizing the country’s everyday heroes during Red Cross Month this March.   “Our community is full of everyday heroes who help others in need,” said Kelly Clark, Field Office Coordinator for the Vilseck…

February 29th, 2016 News

Understanding IMCOM’s Voluntary Placement Program

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Army agency that handles the day-to-day operations of all of the Army’s installations is giving its current employees an opportunity to volunteer for career-broadening assignments within the command before considering outside applicants.   Installation Management Command’s Voluntary Placement Program, or IVPP, gives first consideration to…

February 29th, 2016 Things You Didn't Know

3 reasons to go to the Transition Summit

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany—USAG Bavaria is hosting a Transition Summit March 7-8. Organized by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Hiring Our Heroes Foundation and U.S. Army’s Soldier for Life initiative, the event is focused on helping transitioning service members, veterans and their spouses build skills and connections that will lead to…

February 25th, 2016 News

Things you didn’t know: Easter traditions in Germany

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — When it comes to celebrations in Germany, colorfully decorated trees aren’t just for Christmas anymore.   Roughly four weeks before Easter — which falls on March 27, 2016 — handcrafted eggs dangle from the branches of birch trees, symbolizing new life and fertility, and towns, big and…

February 23rd, 2016 Things You Didn't Know

How NCOs can change a climate and strengthen a squad

  By Staff Sgt. Alfred Hames, 15th Engineer Battalion   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Noncommissioned officers have always led from the front, but a new grass-roots initiative empowers them to effect change across the spectrum. Not in My Squad, or NIMS, is an assessment begun in October 2015 by Sgt. Maj.…

February 22nd, 2016 News

Kallmünz: Daytrip to medieval castle and town

By Alexis Tucker   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — It’s not hard to fall in love with the town Kallmünz, located just over an hour from Grafenwoehr.   The town’s colorful buildings and reflections cast on the water while crossing the medieval stone bridge are humbling. You would think that the Naab,…

February 21st, 2016 Travel

IMCOM-E director highlights training opportunities for US, German employees

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Describing the role of U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria within the framework of today’s international geopolitics and uncertain future, the director of Installation Management Command in Europe highlighted expanded training opportunities for U.S. and local national employees at a town hall here Feb. 18.   With the…

February 18th, 2016 News

7 myths about the Legal Assistance Office explained

By Capt. Clyde J. Kilgore, 7th Army JMTC   Myth #1 — A general power of attorney will allow my spouse to take any action that I could take. False. General powers of attorney are often not accepted by corporations, agencies and institutions. Any organization to whom a power of…

February 15th, 2016 Legal Issues

Netzaberg Elementary celebrates a melting pot Fasching

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Netzaberg Elementry School celebrated Fasching Friday with a parade that highlighted countries around the globe.   Peter Lehr, the mayor of Eschenbach, Netzaberg’s partner town, joined the multicultural celebration of fun and friendship.   All 780 NES students participated in the parade, each class sporting…

February 11th, 2016 News, School News

Fairytale views at the Donaustauf castle ruins

  By Alexis Tucker   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — It’s not every day you can experience views of the Danube River and a snowy covered Walhalla, Germany’s Hall of Fame which resembles the Abe Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. , to fill your day with beauty and wonder.   The castle…

February 10th, 2016 Travel