Author: Juanita McLellan

Boss Program Provides Opportunities for Single Soldiers

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany  — The Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program, or BOSS, is located at 50 Gettysburg Avenue, Tower Barracks. The program originated in 1989 as a way to counter-balance the strong emphasis the Army placed on family-oriented programming by giving single Soldiers a platform to address their needs.…

July 15th, 2017 News

Freecycle: Good Stuff Free

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — PCS season is in full swing. If you are new to Germany, or have PCS’d for the first time, the experience can be overwhelming. In addition to finding a place to live, the added task of coming up with the household goods you didn’t bring…

July 10th, 2017 Health & Lifestyle, News

Victim advocate duo named USAREUR SARCs of 2016

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Two members of the USAG Bavaria community who work with victims of sexual assault received awards for their efforts at the 2017 Sharp Professional Forum held in Wiesbaden, Germany Thursday, April 27.   Sgt. 1st Class Alberta Cole, the Sexual Assault Response Coordinator with 18th Military…

May 22nd, 2017 News

Graduating Soldiers, families celebrate achievement together

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Overcast skies couldn’t dampen the upbeat mood at the 2017 College Graduation Recognition Ceremony May 12 at the Rose Barracks Multi-Purpose Center in Vilseck.   Senior Education Services Officer Kathleen Connolly opened the ceremony, which drew the largest number of college graduates in the ceremony’s three-year…

May 14th, 2017 News

Grafenwoehr family opens home to military children in need

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — “If they didn’t know what love was, that was what I imparted,” said Linda Morris, a long-time Emergency Placement Care provider who, along with her husband Bill, have welcomed eleven military children into their home since 2009.   EPC is an Army program that provides the…

May 9th, 2017 News

Questions with USO Bavaria director: Doing what matters most

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Carolyn Harris knows the challenges the United Service Organizations, better known as USO, faces as it strives to help Soldiers and families connect to home while serving overseas. Time and time again, she and her staff deliver on this promise.   In her position as USO…

April 26th, 2017 News, Questions

Questions with Ebony Bradley, Red Cross program manager

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Ebony Bradley is uniquely qualified to talk about the American Red Cross and its mission in southern Bavaria, having firsthand experience of the program’s ability to bridge the gap between Soldiers and the situations they face while serving their country.   She is one of only three…

April 19th, 2017 News, Questions

Twin brothers serve together at USAG Bavaria

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Stationed at USAG Bavaria, twin brothers Kehinde and Taiwo Adelusi are examples of a new kind of American Soldier — the kind that brings experience gained from growing up in another culture. These Soldiers bring unique dynamism and unfaltering resiliency to the U.S. military.   Their…

April 6th, 2017 News

Month of the Military Child

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Department of Defense has designated the month of April as Month of the Military Child. When a parent is in the military, both children and their parents face numerous challenges unique to military life. MOMC was created to recognize these unique challenges, as well…

March 30th, 2017 Health & Lifestyle, News

Daylight Savings in Germany vs the US

  Grafenwoehr, Germany — Most set their clocks forward at the onset of spring, thus adding more sunny hours to the day and beginning daylight saving time. But that’s about to end. Community members in Germany should set their clocks back an hour Sun, Oct. 29 — a full week ahead…

March 9th, 2017 News