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GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria strives to bring enrichment programs, like the upcoming American Red Cross Dental Assistant Training Program, to our military communities.


USAG Bavaria Red Cross and the dental clinics offer this exciting training opportunity to military family members. While the training program does not guarantee a job, it has led previous trainees to employment.


This year’s program runs from Sept. 4, 2018 to March 2019. The program has limited space and selection is competitive.


Once selected, trainees will work at a USAG Bavaria Dental Clinic location (Grafenwoehr or Vilseck) to complete the program. The classroom sessions will be held in the Vilseck Red Cross office. Eligibility and submission requirements include:


  • Must be at least 18 years of age


  • Must have a valid Military ID card


  • Must have a DEROS or scheduled PCS date on or after April 1, 2019


  • Must be able to successfully pass a background check


  • Must be able to complete 200 hours of classroom coursework


  • Must be able to score 80% on the final exam


  • Must be able to complete 400 hours of chairside training


  • Must be able to complete 440 hours of volunteer work (at the discretion of the individual clinics)


Completion of the total required hours and exam qualifies students for a Letter of Completion.


Interested applicants must pick up an application in person only at information sessions held in the Vilseck Red Cross Office, Bldg. 162 or the Grafenwoehr USO, Bldg. 150, April 16 and April 27 at 11:30 a.m., Applicants can ask questions and get more information at the information sessions.


Submit applications through email at or no later than 4:30 p.m. May 4.


Applicants selected for interviews will receive an email confirmation and an interview May 9-15. Those who are selected will be notified May 18.


For more information, call the USAG Bavaria American Red Cross office at DSN 475-1760, CIV 09641-83-1760, or visit their Facebook page at

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