Monthly Archives: October 2016

Off-post car accident: What to do

  Editor’s note: This piece is based on the experiences and research of staff writer Rabia Coombs.   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — With 391,125 accidents in the state of Bavaria in 2015 alone, the question of what to do when involved in an off-post car accident should have been on my…

October 31st, 2016 News

Top 5 reasons to use Military OneSource

  By Victoria Thompson, USAG Bavaria Public Affairs   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany —  Living in the military is a unique experience, and many people need help adjusting. The DOD created Military OneSource, an online service and call center available 24-7, to help and answer any questions about military life.   Military OneSource…

October 31st, 2016 Things You Didn't Know

Deadlines: Receiving and shipping mail during the holidays

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The 2016 holiday season mailing dates for postal customers assigned to the European theater are:   Space Available Mail (SAM) – Nov. 25, 2016   Parcel Airlift (PAL) – Dec. 2, 2016   Priority Mail & First Class Letters – Dec. 9, 2016   Priority…

October 25th, 2016 News

Vilseck AJROTC defeats Lafayette AJROTC

  Story by Erik Anderson Ph.D., Shooters Technology LLC   VILSECK, Germany — Shooting their highest score of the season, Vilseck Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps, or AJROTC, defeated Lafayette AJROTC 1458 to 1425 last week in the National Air Rifle League. Their third win in a row, Vilseck…

October 25th, 2016 News, School News

U.S. Army Culinary Arts Team wins five medals

  ERFURT, Germany — The U.S. Army Culinary Arts team (USACAT) started successfully into the 2016 Cooking Olympics, winning five medals in the Regional Cold Food Table category: Three gold medals in the culinary arts program, and one gold and one bronze medal in the pastry arts program.   “Hard…

October 25th, 2016 News

‘Show Some Love’ through CFC-O now through Dec 2

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Serving overseas often provides a unique opportunity to see firsthand the hardships people face around the world such as poverty, lack of educational opportunities, limited access to medical care, and environmental exploitation.   The Combined Federal Campaign-Overseas (CFC-O) gives you the opportunity to change lives, both…

October 23rd, 2016 News

Netzaberg Elementary School accepts Great Kindness Challenge

  By, Judy Villanueva, 3rd and 5th-grade School Counselor, Netzaberg Elementary School   NETZABERG, Germany — Netzaberg Elementary School is participating in the Great Kindness Challenge, or GKC, Nov. 14-18.   The challenge is an innovative bully prevention initiative where students do as many kind acts as possible, choosing from…

October 19th, 2016 School News

USAG Bavaria Exchange seeks volunteer groups for community gift wrap program

AAFES News Release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Community volunteer groups looking to raise money — and spread some holiday cheer this season — can turn to the Tower Barracks Main Store and Hohenfels Retail Store, which seek partners for the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s annual community gift wrap…

October 19th, 2016 News

The Netzaberg Chapel set to open February 2017

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The chapel overlooking the Netzaberg village here is on pace to open its doors for services in February 2017, according to lead managers.   Begun in November 2013, the new chapel will replace the aged one located on Tower Barracks.   The $15 million project, with…

October 18th, 2016 News

Professional fitness classes anytime, anywhere

  USAG Bavaria Family & MWR news release   The WELLBEATS system delivers virtual fitness programming that covers a variety of fitness classes anywhere from 20 to 60 minutes at all fitness levels.   The system also has Fit Tests offering a benchmark for participants to measure their progress over…

October 17th, 2016 Health & Lifestyle