Author: Andreas Kreuzer

How to get your vehicle inspected for registration at USAG Bavaria

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Before you can register your vehicle at U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria, it has to pass a safety inspection. But while you have to use the Vehicle Registration office on post, for the inspection you have the option of using on-post or off-post service providers.   You can…

May 26th, 2016 News, Things You Didn't Know

Be prepared for day X, America’s PrepareAthon!

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — America’s PrepareAthon! Campaign is a national campaign of action to increase preparedness and resilience through awareness of hazards that threaten our communities and installations.   It is an opportunity to ensure that our service members, civilians and installations take action to prepare and plan ahead of disasters…

April 21st, 2016 Safety & Security Bytes

New phone numbers coming to offices at Grafenwoehr, Vilseck & Hohenfels

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The U.S. Army installations at Grafenwoehr, Vilseck and Hohenfels will upgrade to a new phone system beginning this year, prompting changes in hardware and office phone numbers.   The old dial tone switches ran out of service warranty and it’s time to switch to the new Internet…

April 19th, 2016 News

Month of the Military Child

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — April is Month of the Military Child. From deployments to new schools, military children are faced with unique challenges that ordinary youth their age never experience. Their ability to adapt to present and future changes deserves our respect and admiration. In an effort to recognize the…

March 31st, 2016 News

Netzaberg Elementary celebrates a melting pot Fasching

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Netzaberg Elementry School celebrated Fasching Friday with a parade that highlighted countries around the globe.   Peter Lehr, the mayor of Eschenbach, Netzaberg’s partner town, joined the multicultural celebration of fun and friendship.   All 780 NES students participated in the parade, each class sporting…

February 11th, 2016 News, School News

Walter Brunner: Questions with a German-American KONTAKT Club guru

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — If you are interested in host nation culture, people and events, then the German-American KONTAKT Club is the perfect place to mingle with local nationals.   The KONTAKT club was founded in 1969 by U.S. Army Europe and the German Federal Ministry of Youth, Family, Woman…

January 19th, 2016 Questions

The German grocery store won’t take my credit card. Now what?

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — It’s embarrassing, but it happens. You shop groceries at an off-post grocery store here in Germany. You unload all your groceries at the register and pull out your American credit card. But then, the cashier gives you a blank stare and customers behind you grow impatient. You…

September 18th, 2015 Things You Didn't Know

Brazil in the middle of Germany

For 51 weekends of the year, visitors to the small Franconian city of Coburg find what they might expect: a charming market square, an 800-year-old fortress, and a gigantic historic palace, all surrounded by deep green forest.   But that 52nd weekend, visitors find something very different: the color and…

July 9th, 2015 Travel