Category Archives: News

Community town hall at Tower Barracks March 31

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The USAG Bavaria Garrison Commander, Col. Mark Colbrook, hosts a community town hall March 31 beginning at 3 p.m. at the Tower Barracks movie theater.   The commander will address the Interactive Customer Evaluation program and will explain how ICE works and how best to use…

March 21st, 2016 News

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

How to submit feedback, complaints at commissary

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Defense Commissary Agency, or DeCA, which manages commissary stores on military installations around the world, handles customer feedback internally and does not use the DOD Interactive Customer Evaluation system known as ICE.   Commissary shoppers can submit comments — praise, criticism or otherwise — both…

March 13th, 2016 News

‘Read Across America’ at Grafenwoehr Elementary School

  By Vivian Velez and Tyra Potts in Dr. Hunter’s Fifth Grade Class at Grafenwoehr Elementary School   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — On Wednesday, March 2, the students of Grafenwoehr Elementary School joined other schools across the United States in celebrating Read Across America Day.   Read Across America is an…

March 10th, 2016 News, School News

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

KONTAKT Club’s president recognized by German officials for accomplishments

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The president of the KONTACT Club here was recognized March 4 by local and state officials for his accomplishments in promoting German-American friendship over the past 25 years.   The county commissioner of Neustadt County, Andreas Meier, presented the “Honorary Dedication of the Bavarian Minister…

March 7th, 2016 News

Internet service interruptions at Graf, Vilseck March 15

  TKS news release   KAISERSLAUTERN, German — On Tuesday, March 15, TKS will implement a major network upgrade at the USAG Bavaria resulting in a temporary interruption of service between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. at the Grafenwoehr and Vilseck installations.   During this timeframe, on-post residents at Grafenwoehr…

March 2nd, 2016 News

Health professionals focus on brain injury awareness

VILSECK, Germany — Symptoms associated with a brain injury are nothing to shrug off, according to medical experts with the Bavaria Health Command.   Each year, approximately 1.7 million people sustain a traumatic brain injury.   “The brain is complex with several receptors and transmitters,” said Robert M. Lucania, Director…

March 2nd, 2016 News

409th Contracting Support Brigade names top NCO for 2016

  By Rachel Clark, 409th CSB   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The 409th Contracting Support Brigade has named its top non-commissioned officer of the year following a three-day competition in Grafenwoehr, Germany.   Staff Sgt. Kevin Brown, 928th Contracting Battalion, was named 409th CSB’s top NCO for 2016.   “This was…

March 1st, 2016 News