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DoDEA Europe director visits Grafenwoehr Elementary School

  By Anthony Cazares and Cameron Mayfield, GES fifth-grade students   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — On Thursday, May 5, the students of Grafenwoehr Elementary School had a special visitor visit the school.   Dr. Dell McMullen, the Director of DoDEA Europe, visited the school to watch learning in action. She was…

May 23rd, 2016 News, School News

Top 10 things to know about German cell phone contracts

  7th Army JMTC Legal Office news release   1. A German cell phone contract is a legal contract.   2. How long does my contract last? Most German cell phone contracts are for a period of 24 months. Then, most of them automatically renew themselves for 12 months or…

May 17th, 2016 Legal Issues

MILITARY STAR Card helps Grafenwoehr Exchange reduce fees and contribute to military quality-of-life programs

AAFES news release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – Customers who reach for their MILITARY STAR cards at Army & Air Force Exchange Service facilities are helping reduce credit-card processing expenses and ultimately improving their military communities.   During fiscal year 2015, bank-issued credit card processing expenses at Tower & Rose Barracks…

May 16th, 2016 News

Grafenwoehr Elementary School presents Annie the Musical

  By Megan Fife, Grafenwoehr Elementary School fifth-grade student   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Grafenwoehr Elementary School will host the musical, Annie on Thursday, May 12 at 6:30 p.m.   Each spring, our teachers, Ms. Levison, Ms. Bentley, and Mrs. Sobey organize a musical for the students of Grafenwoehr Elementary School.…

May 10th, 2016 News, School News

Vietnam veteran serves up sandwiches, stories at Hohenfels Subway

  By Conner Hammett, Army & Air Force Exchange Service Public Affairs   HOHENFELS, Germany — Every day, Willie Alexander is in constant physical pain.   Yet the 74-year- old reports for every shift at the Hohenfels Exchange Subway restaurant, eager to serve and put smiles on the faces of…

May 9th, 2016 News

Top 10 tips for motorcycle drivers and passengers

    By Keith “Leo” Lear, USAG Bavaria Safety Officer   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — May is the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), and U.S. Army Motorcycle Safety Month. The USAG Bavaria Safety page has the info you need on motorcycle safety. Here are your Top 10 Motorcycle Safety Tips:…

May 4th, 2016 Safety & Security Bytes

Understanding bicycle rules on and off post

  By Ms. Jessica Lipari (USAREUR)   As John F. Kennedy once said, “Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of riding a bike.”   Whether taking a leisurely bike ride with the family, using a bicycle as a means of transportation or riding a bike as part of one’s fitness…

May 4th, 2016 News

Prague a city of architecture and epicurean delight

  By Alexis Tucker   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — If you haven’t been drawn into the bustling city of Prague yet, get ready to be mesmerized by the elaborate architecture.   Although the city can be touristy at times, it still maintains its charm and romantic appearance. With architecture that varies…

May 3rd, 2016 Travel

Purple Up! at Grafenwoehr Elementary School

  By Savannah Bussa and Alessandra Porres in Dr. Hunter’s fifth grade class   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — On Wednesday, April 20, the students of Grafenwoehr Elementary School celebrated Purple Up! Day, a day for military kids from every branch of service to celebrate their contributions to the military.   Every…

May 1st, 2016 News, School News

Netzaberg students weigh job options at career day

    By Netzaberg Elementary School fourth- and fifth-grade students   NETZABERG, Germany — Teachers and students at the elementary school here hosted a career day, which drew in a number of professionals from across the garrison.   The event familiarized fourth- and fifth-grade students from Netzaberg Elementary School with…

April 29th, 2016 News, School News