Monthly Archives: August 2016

New Ed Center staff envision better community outreach

  By Lorain Ambrocio, Hohenfels Education Center staff writer   HOHENFELS, Germany — Two new education services specialists have landed in Bavaria with one goal in mind: help service members excel in their education through community outreach.   In Grafenwoehr, Erin Sorensen sits in her new office well before opening…

August 16th, 2016 News, School News

Understanding the school lunch program

  By Ruth Ploeger, Army Region School Liaison Officer   The Exchange provides school lunch to K-12 students on Army and Air Force installations in Germany. If you send your child to a DoDEA-Europe school, your child is eligible for the Student Meal Program, and maybe even the Free and…

August 15th, 2016 Health & Lifestyle, News, School News

Volunteer fair to connect volunteers with employers

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Staff with the Rose Barracks Army Community Service host a volunteer town fair Sept. 21 aimed at familiarizing volunteers and potential volunteers with opportunities in Vilseck and Grafenwoehr.   The event will take place at the Tower Barracks Field House, Bldg. 547, Sept. 21, from 10…

August 11th, 2016 News

Soldiers transitioning from active-duty can keep shopping their Exchange

    Army & Air Force Exchange Service news release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Army & Air Force Exchange Service treats active-duty Soldiers like family. When Soldiers transition to Individual Ready Reserve, or IRR, status, they remain family to the Exchange, keeping the shopping benefit they’ve earned.   “Soldiers…

August 8th, 2016 News

Exchange customers should replace Gold Military Star Card

AAFES news release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Many Exchange customers are still using their old MILITARY STAR “gold” card. But customers need to use the new and improved Military Star Reward Card, as security features on the card will soon be required for shopping online, according to AAFES leadership.  …

August 8th, 2016 News

Attending a non-DOD school

  By Ruth Ploeger, Army Region School Liaison Officer   Some duty stations in Europe do not have Department of Defense (DOD) schools in some or all grades. Dependent students in these locations are served by the Non-DOD Schools Program (NDSP), which provides access to English language educational options. This program is not available…

August 7th, 2016 News, School News

School lunch prices increase overseas beginning Aug 2016

  Army & Air Force Exchange Service Public Affairs   Starting August 2016, school lunch prices at all Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) schools outside the continental United States (with the exception of Guam) will increase because of rising operational costs and to comply with federal law.   This…

August 3rd, 2016 Health & Lifestyle, News, School News

How to stay safe

Courtesy of Capt. Chris Bradley, Joint Multinational Readiness Center, and Capt. Theresa Christie, Headquarters and Headquarters Company Commander   It is important to know that the Bavaria military community and every level of command in Europe closely and regularly monitor the security situation for Soldiers and families across Europe.  …

August 1st, 2016 News, Safety & Security Bytes

Rare event: FEGLI open season Sept 2016

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Office of Personnel Management announced last year an Open Season for the Federal Employees’ Group Life Insurance Program, known as FEGLI.   The Open Season will be held from Sept. 1 – 30, 2016. This is the first FEGLI Open Season since 2004.   OPM determined…

August 1st, 2016 News