Monthly Archives: April 2019


Grafenwoehr Elementary School PTA awarded Google and National PTA grant to address digital safety

  GRAFENWOEHR ELEMENTARY PTA NEWS RELEASE   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Grafenwoehr Elementary School Parent-Teacher Association has been awarded a $1,000 grant from National PTA® and Google to provide parents with the resources they need to answer practical questions about digital safety and citizenship. The grant will be used to host…

April 29th, 2019 News, Safety & Security Bytes, School News

101 volunteers contributed to successful programs in Hohenfels

  HOHENFELS, Germany — One hundred one individuals representing the roughly 13,230 hours registered volunteer hours at U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria – Hohenfels were recognized in the annual volunteer recognition ceremony April 25, here, at the Hilltop Club.   Volunteers provide many services such as making coffee, welcoming you as…

April 29th, 2019 News

Army & Air Force Exchange Service salutes cutest military pets with Patriot Pet Photo Contest

  AAFES NEWS RELEASE   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Smile big and show off your canines — or felines, rabbits, birds or any pet!   The Army & Air Force Exchange Service, along with Blue Buffalo pet food, is once again hosting the Patriot Pet Just Say “Treat” Photo Contest.  …

April 29th, 2019 News

Grafenwoehr Exchange ‘Pamper Mom with Pretty’ event celebrates moms

AAFES NEWS RELEASE   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Military moms deserve a little extra pampering this Mother’s Day, and the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is making sure they get it.   On May 4, the Grafenwoehr Exchange Service is hosting a “Pamper Mom with Pretty” beauty event. Military shoppers…

April 29th, 2019 News

Routine and emergency housing work orders: Same phone number, different criteria

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria community members can report work orders and request other housing services through one Housing Office call center.   ROUTINE WORK ORDERS   During the normal duty day, Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., community members should call their work order…

April 25th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, Housing, News, Things You Didn't Know

Everything you need to know about trash & recycling at Netzaberg

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Some questions and confusion about recycling and trash pick-up linger at the Netzaberg housing community.   Knowing where the recycling points are and how to properly sort materials is the first step to keeping Netzaberg beautiful.   What’s the problem?   Netzaberg community members can dispose…

April 25th, 2019 Environmental, Health & Lifestyle, Housing

2 steps to registering for DODEA-Europe schools

  By Ruth Ploeger, Army Region School Liaison Officer   Families stationed in Europe typically send their children to the Department of Defense Education Activity Schools.   Access the DODEA Eligibility Information.   Registration Step 1   Online pre-registration assists schools with preparing for your child. Please complete this as soon…

April 24th, 2019 News, School News

Nine ways to protect yourself on Facebook

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — When using Facebook and other forms of social media, threats are just one click away, but Facebook has steps to assist with online protection.    The use of social media may seem harmless, but as a member of a military community you and your loved…

April 23rd, 2019 Safety & Security Bytes

The Joint Commission to survey MEDDAC Bavaria clinics

U.S. Army Medical Department Activity Bavaria Public Affairs   VILSECK, Germany — The Joint Commission will survey the health clinics of the U.S. Army Medical Department Activity Bavaria beginning Tuesday, April 23, to Friday, April 26, 2019:   U.S. Army Health Clinic Ansbach   U.S. Army Health Clinic Grafenwoehr  …

April 22nd, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News

Annual observance reflects on Holocaust nearly 75 years later

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Holocaust was the maltreatment and murder of over six million men, women and children by the Nazi regime in the 1930s and 40s. Nearly 75 years after the Holocaust, people around the world reflect on the horrors that had taken place.   Germany’s tainted past…

April 22nd, 2019 News, Things You Didn't Know, Travel