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Beaming lanterns, smiles at NES during annual lantern walk

By Sonja Foxworthy, teacher, Netzaberg Elementary School   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Dozens of kindergarten and first grade students, along with their parents and school staff, participated in the 2nd Annual St. Martin’s Day Lantern Walk Nov. 2, 2017 at Netzaberg Elementary School.   One week before the event, NES students decorated their…

November 15th, 2017 News, School News

Need a Job in Hohenfels?

  By Nickayla Myers-Garner, school liaison officer, U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria – Hohenfels   HOHENFELS, Germany – U.S Army Garrison Bavaria’s Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, Child and Youth Services, and Army Community Services hosted a job fair and resume building class for the Hohenfels community.   The event…

November 15th, 2017 News

Teachers explore Hohenfels, delve into ‘The Box’

By Nickayla Myers-Garner, Hohenfels School Liaison Officer   HOHENFELS, Germany — On a blistery fall afternoon, U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria’s Hohenfels Public Affairs Specialist and Hohenfels history expert, Norbert Wittl, took an eager group of Hohenfels teachers to explore “The Box.”    USAG Bavaria’s Hohenfels Training Area is divided into…

November 15th, 2017 News, School News

USAG Bavaria commissaries now accept Military Star Card

  Army & Air Force Exchange Services Press Release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — To offer greater convenience to service members and their families and further strengthen funding of critical military Quality-of-Life programs, the military exchanges’ Exchange Credit Program has expanded acceptance of the Military Star card to Commissaries around the…

November 14th, 2017 News

USAG Bavaria Sexual Harassment/Assault Response & Prevention resources

The SHARP program’s mission is to reduce with an aim toward eliminating sexual offenses within the Army through cultural change, prevention, intervention, investigation, accountability, advocacy/response, assessment and training to sustain the All-Volunteer Force.   The Army’s SHARP Program Is an integrated, proactive effort by the Army to end sexual harassment…

November 10th, 2017 News

Take your accidental trip to Lisbon now

  LISBON — Europe has a charming way of dropping you off in places you least expect. At least this was my experience when visiting a friend in Hamburg who bought me tickets to Lisbon while I was napping. Two things to note: true friendship comes in many forms and…

October 27th, 2017 Travel

Local trains explained

  By Jeremy S. Buddemeier, U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Public Affairs   VILSECK, Germany – Living in Europe for the past four years, I’ve come to the realization that some cultural stereotypes exist because they’re true: Americans are loud in public and they really do love their cars.   And…

September 5th, 2017 News, Things You Didn't Know

Escape the Outbreak 2.0

By Savannah Robinson, American Red Cross   VILSECK, Germany – The Zombie Apocalypse is coming, with Escape the Outbreak 2.0 on Rose Barracks Sept. 23 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with a barbecue in the safe zone from noon to 2 p.m.   Escape the Outbreak is designed to…

September 4th, 2017 News

Remember these bus safety do’s, don’ts

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The first day of school is just one day away and there are some important things to keep in mind for children and their parents riding a school bus this year.   Ensure children know and use the safest route possible to and from the bus…

August 27th, 2017 News

Exchange expands B2B for GPC holders

Army and Air Force Exchange Service news release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Army and Air Force Exchange Service is making it easier than ever for Government Purchase Card, or GPC, holders to procure office and facility supplies, military tactical gear and much more through its Business to Business Delivery…

August 25th, 2017 News