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Academic excellence pays off for military kids with the Exchange You Made the Grade program

  AAFES News Release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Military students who study and succeed can pick up extra spending money from the Army & Air Force Exchange Service.    Through the Grafenwoehr Exchange’s You Made the Grade program, first- through 12th-graders, including homeschooled students, with a B average or higher…

November 12th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News

Netzaberg Elementary School holds St. Martin’s Lantern Parade

  Story courtesy of Netzaberg Elementary School   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Students at Netzaberg Elementary school participated in the 4th annual “Netzaberg Lantern Walk” around the school grounds on Nov. 5.   NES’ new principal, Arturo Rivera, led the annual event, along with host nation teachers Melanie Waechter-Greulich and Veronica…

November 8th, 2019 News, School News

Now hiring! Grafenwoehr Exchange seeks to fill retail, food jobs

AAFES News Release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Grafenwoehr Exchange has immediate job opportunities for people with a passion for serving the best customers in the world.   Openings include retail positions in the main store and Express, as well as jobs at Exchange restaurants in the food court and…

November 8th, 2019 News

Volunteerism creates career opportunities for military spouses

  By Katie L. Glover, USAG Bavaria Army Community Service   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Military spouses stationed at U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria can open more doors to career opportunities, broaden their skillsets and increase resiliency through the many volunteer opportunities.   Florence Paniagua relocated to the garrison last year, after…

November 6th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News

Exchange shoppers can enter the ‘Your Holiday Bill Is on Us’ sweepstakes

AAFES News Release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The only thing that could make the holidays merrier is having someone else pick up the tab. For the sixth year in a row, that’s just what the Exchange Credit Program is doing.    Five lucky grand-prize winners will have their entire MILITARY…

November 6th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News

Spouses given tools, resources to acquire federal positions

  By Katie L. Glover, USAG Bavaria Army Community Service   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — A federal hiring process workshop will take place during the Career and Volunteer Fair on Nov. 7 at the Tower View Conference Center. The workshop begins at 10:30 a.m.   For those familiar with the federal…

November 4th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News

Over 40 organizations ready to empower spouses at career fair on November 7

  By Katie L. Glover, USAG Bavaria Army Community Service   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria is booming with ways for spouses to become a part of the community. This includes everything from working to volunteering, to starting a business, to going to school.   Navigating all these…

November 1st, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News

American Red Cross provides over 2,000 comfort kits to rotating Soldiers

  by Brea DuBose, American Red Cross Vilseck Complex Volunteer   VILSECK, Germany — The American Red Cross Vilseck chapter teamed up with their counterparts in Hohenfels to aid in providing over 2,000 comfort kits to Soldiers leaving from rotation in Hohenfels Sept. 27.   The operation began when Amy…

October 28th, 2019 News

Glühwein: What it is and how to make it

German Embassy Public Affairs Office, Washington   No German Christmas market is complete without “Glühwein,” the hot, spiced mulled wine that warms holiday merrymakers from the inside out as they stroll through these charming little villages of cloth and wood with family and friends.   “Glühwein,” which literally means “glowing…

October 25th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle

Parkstein’s natural history draws visitors to learn about volcanoes, geology

  By Christa Rolls, USAG Bavaria Environmental Division   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Much of the region around Grafenwoehr has beautiful rolling hills, making way to quaint villages, vast agricultural fields and dense forests.   Just northeast of the Grafenwoehr Training Area, however, is the extinct volcano of Parkstein, jutting out…

October 24th, 2019 Environmental, Travel