Monthly Archives: March 2016


KONTAKT Club’s president recognized by German officials for accomplishments

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The president of the KONTACT Club here was recognized March 4 by local and state officials for his accomplishments in promoting German-American friendship over the past 25 years.   The county commissioner of Neustadt County, Andreas Meier, presented the “Honorary Dedication of the Bavarian Minister…

March 7th, 2016 News

Dublin on a budget in a day and a half

  DUBLIN — Thanks to a miraculous aligning of discount Ryan Air flights, sunny weather and an approved three-day pass, we booked a spontaneous trip to Dublin, Ireland.   If you’ve never thought about traveling there, you should consider. The country boasts food that is a contemporary blend of American,…

March 7th, 2016 Travel

Things you didn’t know: German Bockbier…for monks, it’s what’s for dinner

  MUNICH — While I can’t pinpoint the origin of this story, it’s not going to stop me from telling it. And, according to numerous tourism sites and “legend,” it’s true. Promise.   The story goes something like this: In the early 16th century, Paulaner monks of the Neudeck ob…

March 3rd, 2016 Things You Didn't Know

Internet service interruptions at Graf, Vilseck March 15

  TKS news release   KAISERSLAUTERN, German — On Tuesday, March 15, TKS will implement a major network upgrade at the USAG Bavaria resulting in a temporary interruption of service between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. at the Grafenwoehr and Vilseck installations.   During this timeframe, on-post residents at Grafenwoehr…

March 2nd, 2016 News

Health professionals focus on brain injury awareness

VILSECK, Germany — Symptoms associated with a brain injury are nothing to shrug off, according to medical experts with the Bavaria Health Command.   Each year, approximately 1.7 million people sustain a traumatic brain injury.   “The brain is complex with several receptors and transmitters,” said Robert M. Lucania, Director…

March 2nd, 2016 News

409th Contracting Support Brigade names top NCO for 2016

  By Rachel Clark, 409th CSB   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The 409th Contracting Support Brigade has named its top non-commissioned officer of the year following a three-day competition in Grafenwoehr, Germany.   Staff Sgt. Kevin Brown, 928th Contracting Battalion, was named 409th CSB’s top NCO for 2016.   “This was…

March 1st, 2016 News