Monthly Archives: June 2018


Elias Peißner and Lola Montez: A man from Vilseck and his role in history

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — In the 19th century, a woman caused a sensation in the kingdom of Bavaria and, along with a man from Vilseck, played a significant role in the revolution that ended the king’s reign.   Lola Montez, as she called herself, was a dancer, the mistress of…

June 11th, 2018 News, Things You Didn't Know

AFN gets rights to air 2018 World Cup

  By George A. Smith, AFN Broadcast Center   The American military serving overseas will get to watch the most watched sporting event in the world, soccer’s World Cup, on American Forces Network (AFN) Television starting June 14.   “The most frequently asked question for more than a month was…

June 8th, 2018 Health & Lifestyle, News

Summer, sun & beaches: A guide to Germany’s sandy jewels

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Tired of traveling to tourist hot spots like Italy, Spain or Greece? Then spend your summer vacation at Germany’s finest beaches.   Wait … Germany has beaches?   While the south of Germany is known for its medieval towns and romantic lake fronts, Germany’s north offers some…

June 8th, 2018 News, Travel

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

Four USAG Bavaria Soldiers retire, two remain in Bavaria

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria honored Soldiers for their service and career at the quarterly retirement ceremony here May 30.     The interim USAG Bavaria Garrison Commander, Lt. Col. Gregory C. Scrivens, thanked the retirees for their accomplishments and sacrifices made in service to the country…

June 5th, 2018 News

Bavarian elections explained

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — October 14 marks election day for the Bavarian legislative assembly.   Every five years, Bavaria’s parliament, the Landtag with its 180 members, is elected.   This guide tells you what you, as American neighbors to the German constituents, need to know to make sense of…

June 5th, 2018 News, Things You Didn't Know