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Photo exhibition of life of US Soldiers, families in Bavaria

By Angela Buchfelder, Bavarian Times   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Grafenwoehr Culture and Military Museum hosts a photo exhibition highlighting the lives of U.S. Soldiers and their families.   Titled “The 51st State,” the exhibition features the work of Bavarian photographer Lila Hartig, who portrayed the personal life of Soldiers…

April 7th, 2016 News

Dissections with Dr. Cornfeld

      By River Rocha and Elijah Lewis, fifth-grade students in Dr. Hunter’s class   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Grafenwoehr Army Health Clinic’s Maj. Robert Cornfeld visited Grafenwoehr Elementary School March 15 to dissect a pig with Dr. Bill Hunter’s and Ms. Terri Sobey’s 5th grade classes.   This is…

April 4th, 2016 News, School News

Day trip to Dinkelsbuehl

  By Alexis Tucker,   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — An overlooked, history-lover’s treasure, Dinkelsbuehl is a medieval town charmed by stories of the past and a day-trip for those of us in the Bavarian footprint.   Surrender of Swedish troops after interference of children in the Thirty Years War is among…

March 30th, 2016 Travel

Legal office: Issues to consider during tax season

By Capt. Jennifer Bryer, 7th Army Joint Multinational Training Command   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — It is time to pay the piper: U.S. federal taxes for 2015 are due April 18, 2016 (an exception to the normal due date of April 15 because of the Emancipation Day holiday in Washington D.C.).…

March 23rd, 2016 Legal Issues

Best move possible: Informed advice for PCSing service members

    Rob WielandSmall, Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command   The U.S. Army’s Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command provides oversight to nearly half a million personal property moves and seventy-thousand privately owned vehicle shipments for service members, federal employees and their family members. About half of those moves…

March 17th, 2016 Health & Lifestyle, News

March Madness: Reading season at Netzaberg Elementary School

  Kristy Shelly, Netzaberg Elementary School Librarian and Information Specialist   NETZABERG, Germany — When I was eight years old, my elementary school hosted a spring read-a-thon, something schools do to promote reading and recognize Dr. Seuss, whose birthday falls in March. I remember taking my one-paged pledge sheet from neighbor…

March 17th, 2016 News, School News

Environmental Division hosts ‘Experience Spring’ contest

  USAG Bavaria Environmental Office news release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — This spring, USAG Bavaria’s environmental division is hosting a contest providing children a fun way to learn more about local plants and animals.   From March 15 – May 24, children ages three to 12 can participate in the “Experience…

March 14th, 2016 Environmental, School News

Bavaria Health Command goes tobacco-free

  By Kristen Schabert, Bavaria Health Command   VILSECK, Germany — Beginning this spring, Bavaria Health Command and its clinics will become Tobacco Free Medical Campuses. No smoking or tobacco use will be permitted on the clinic grounds, which extends to the parking lots and surrounding areas of each clinic…

March 13th, 2016 Health & Lifestyle

Marine Corps recruiting visit at Vilseck High School March 21

Marine Corps Recruiting Station Portsmouth, New Hampshire news release   The U.S. Marines will have a recruiting station set-up at the Vilseck High School March 21 for students interested in joining.   For the period of March 13 – 21, the commanding officer and senior recruiter-instructor of Marine Corps Recruiting…

March 9th, 2016 News, School News

Clearance issues in an unclassified environment

  USAG Bavaria Security Office news release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany—There seems to be a lot of confusion, questions and vague policy guidance when it comes to clearance revocations and denials.   One issue that comes up frequently is the concern over whether losing a security clearance or being denied a…

March 9th, 2016 Safety & Security Bytes