Monthly Archives: February 2017

Recognize heroes who bring hope to people in need during Red Cross Month

American Red Cross press release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The American Red Cross is recognizing the country’s everyday heroes during Red Cross Month.   “March is Red Cross Month, the perfect time to honor our Red Cross volunteers, blood donors and financial contributors who bring hope to people facing life’s…

February 28th, 2017 News

Top 3 places to see around London

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — London is a must-see for many world travelers. Apart from its beautiful architecture, history, museums and entertainment, however, London also has other equally interesting sites a short drive away.   If you are planning a trip, consider adding these three nearby sites to your itinerary.  …

February 23rd, 2017 Travel

BCSC president’s top 24 travel sites in Europe

  It’s the “hidden gems,” Jan Meert said — referring to lesser known travel sites off the beaten tourist path — that can really make the European living experience so much richer.   Meert became the president of Bavaria Community and Spouses Club, an organization open to the whole Bavarian…

February 22nd, 2017 Travel

OHA survey for service members runs March 1-31

Defense Travel Management Office news release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Europe is asking service members in Germany who are residing off-post in privately-leased or rental housing to take part in the annual housing survey.   The survey is instrumental in ensuring accurate housing allowance rates for military families…

February 22nd, 2017 News

Host nation students visit Hohenfels library, DFAC

By Nickayla Myers-Garner, USAG Bavaria Hohenfels School Liaison Officer   HOHENFELS, Germany — Twenty-two students from an all-girl German school took a trip to America last week — and it only took forty minutes to get there. No, they weren’t on an extremely fast plane or in a super-secret military…

February 21st, 2017 News, School News

Environmental Division kicks off second annual Experience Spring contest

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — USAG Bavaria Environmental Division is hosting a nature contest to welcome the messengers of spring – local plants and animals whose appearance signals the coming of warmer weather and longer days.   From February 15 to May 17, children ages three to 12 can participate in the…

February 21st, 2017 Environmental, News

German supervisors attend training to support employee well-being

                                            GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Thirty-seven local national supervisors attended the Mental Health, Resiliency, Occupational Well-Being, Suicide Prevention awareness training here to help employees cope with, and overcome, emotional or…

February 17th, 2017 News

OPINION: Jobs, volunteer work, my saving grace as a military wife

  When we landed in Germany, the air was cold and snow was falling softly to the ground, painting a beautiful winter wonderland.   Like most, we were placed in a hotel and given a few weeks to find somewhere to live. Not knowing anyone and having to find a…

February 16th, 2017 Health & Lifestyle

Possible wolf may roam Hohenfels Training Area

HOHENFELS, Germany — An adult female red deer was found dead inside the Hohenfels Training Area in early January. The Bavarian Ministry for Environment (LfU) took DNA samples of the deer and determined that it was killed by a wolf of the central European population.   There is a possibility…

February 16th, 2017 Environmental, News, Safety & Security Bytes

Rose Barracks Burger King temporarily closed

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Rose Barracks Burger King, to include the drive-thru services, will be closed from March 20 until approximately May 14th.   In addition, the dine-in facilities at the Tower Barracks Burger King location will remain closed for renovations until April 11th. The Tower Barracks drive-thru is currently open to serve…

February 15th, 2017 News