Author: Nathan Van Schaik

Command Sgt. Maj. Jeffrey Dillingham: Questions with an outgoing CSM

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Command Sgt. Maj. Jeffrey R. Dillingham has served as U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria’s command sergeant major since Feb. 5, 2014. He shifts responsibilities to incoming command sergeant major, Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Todd, at a ceremony here Sept. 8, 2015.   A native of Elkton, Kentucky, Dillingham…

September 8th, 2015 Questions

‘Green Classroom’ to open at Rose Barracks

VILSECK, Germany — The Environmental Division here is an active force within the community. Recently, environmentalists and scientists within the division constructed what they’ve dubbed the Green Classroom, an outdoor habitat and virtual classroom in Vilseck situated near the Rose Barracks library.   Basically, it’s a leisure area for the…

September 2nd, 2015 Environmental

Army Family Action Plan: How to submit your issues

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — What would you say to the Army’s top brass? Would you suggest improvements to your quality of life? What’s your take on the new uniform? Perhaps you have suggestions on policies or regulations to better the average Soldier or family.   The Army Family Action Plan gives…

August 20th, 2015 News

Employees on 5-year rule now given higher priority

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Overseas government service workers subject to the Defense Department’s 5-year employment limitation will be restored to a higher status in the priority placement program, according to a DOD memorandum released Aug. 6. The changes restore priority status that was in effect prior to July 2010.   “Reverting…

August 14th, 2015 News

Camping in Croatia: Land of Winnetou

ŠIBENIK, Croatia — Ask any German who Winnetou was and you’re bound to get a smile.   The fictional character Winnetou was a Native American hero based on the books by Karl May, one of Germany’s bestselling authors. Later, in the 1960s, the character was played by French actor Pierre…

August 10th, 2015 Travel

Finding InDependence

How a group of Army spouses are redefining life in the military

August 7th, 2015 Health & Lifestyle