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WIC Overseas lights the way for parents

  By Senior Airman Devin M. Rumbaugh, 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs   RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany (June 5, 2018) — Raising children can be a challenging task for new parents. With the Women, Infants, and Children Overseas program, parents can reach out for multiple facets of assistance and education in…

June 7th, 2018 Health & Lifestyle, News, Things You Didn't Know

FPCON for dummies

  By Jerry Hollo, USAG Bavaria Antiterrorism Officer   Many people have heard of FPCONs but what do they really mean and how do they affect us?    Force Protection Conditions, or FPCONs, establish the baseline security posture for U.S. military bases.   Currently, U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria is at…

June 6th, 2018 News, Safety & Security Bytes

No health risk posed by native spindle ermine moth caterpillars

    By Elaine Freeth, USAG Bavaria Environmental Division   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Sightings of web covered shrubs with clusters of yellow and black spotted caterpillars around the garrison and residential areas have raised some voices of concern, but community members don’t have to worry about this particular caterpillar.    These…

May 25th, 2018 Environmental, News
Teachers Edith Worden (back left) and Veronika Northam, along with Hohenfels' supervisory librarian Nancy Barker, pose with students from the Maedchenrealschule and Knabenrealschule during the annual English Reading Contest May 8 at Turnbull Memorial Library. (Courtesy Photo)

Turnbull Memorial Library hosts reading contest for Neumarkt schools

  By Veronika Northam, Realschulen for girls and boys in Neumarkt   HOHENFELS, Germany — As an encouragement for German students not only to read but to do so in a foreign language, the Realschulen for girls and boys in Neumarkt held its annual English reading contest for seventh graders here…

May 23rd, 2018 School News

Shipwrecked summer bible school: Plunge into an ocean of fun!

      USAG Bavaria Religious Support Office NEWS RELEASE   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Religious Support Office invites children to this summer’s Shipwrecked Vacation Bible School. The week-long summer program for children ages three to 12 will be hosted at the chapels in Netzaberg, Rose Barracks, Garmisch…

May 12th, 2018 Health & Lifestyle, News

USAG Bavaria’s Sgt. Jeremy Lucena runner-up at IMCOM Best Warrior Competition

  By Susan A. Merkner, U.S. Army Installation Management Command GRAFENWOEHR, Germany —  Two Soldiers have won the right to represent the U.S. Army Installation Management Command in this year’s Army-wide Best Warrior Competition.   Sgt. Anthony J. Brown-Davis, IMCOM Readiness, USAG Fort Irwin, was named IMCOM’s NCO of the…

April 30th, 2018 News

Installations enhancing ‘power-projection platforms’

  By David Vergun, Army News Service   WASHINGTON — Installations, including the buildings, utilities, security, and training areas, must modernize, be more efficient and better prepare Soldiers for combat, said the commander of Installation Management Command.   Lt. Gen. Kenneth R. Dahl spoke during a recent Association of the…

April 26th, 2018 News

CID seeks qualified officers to join warrant officer ranks

U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command news release   QUANTICO, Virginia — The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command is seeking first lieutenants and captains, from all military occupational specialties, interested in becoming CID Special Agents to submit applications to transition to a CID Special Agent warrant officer, MOS 311A.   MILPER…

April 11th, 2018 News

The Garmisch Community Library Presents: Oliver Pötzsch

by Katherine Livingstone   GARMISCH, Germany — It was a book reading. It was a puppet show. It was a concert. It was Oliver Pötzsch!   Once again, Bavarian author Oliver Pötzsch regaled the Garmisch community, with his smart blend of stories, music, and medieval show and tell. This year it…

March 26th, 2018 News, School News

Grafenwoehr Exchange honoring Vietnam Veterans March 29

  AAFES news release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — In partnership with the United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service at Tower Barracks Main Exchange will honor all who served during the Vietnam War with free commemorative lapel pins marking the war’s 50th anniversary.…

March 15th, 2018 News