Category Archives: News

Red Cross Month recognizes everyday heroes

  American Red Cross, Vilseck Complex news release   VILSECK, Germany — The American Red Cross is recognizing the country’s everyday heroes during Red Cross Month this March.   “Our community is full of everyday heroes who help others in need,” said Kelly Clark, Field Office Coordinator for the Vilseck…

February 29th, 2016 News

3 reasons to go to the Transition Summit

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany—USAG Bavaria is hosting a Transition Summit March 7-8. Organized by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Hiring Our Heroes Foundation and U.S. Army’s Soldier for Life initiative, the event is focused on helping transitioning service members, veterans and their spouses build skills and connections that will lead to…

February 25th, 2016 News

How NCOs can change a climate and strengthen a squad

  By Staff Sgt. Alfred Hames, 15th Engineer Battalion   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Noncommissioned officers have always led from the front, but a new grass-roots initiative empowers them to effect change across the spectrum. Not in My Squad, or NIMS, is an assessment begun in October 2015 by Sgt. Maj.…

February 22nd, 2016 News

IMCOM-E director highlights training opportunities for US, German employees

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Describing the role of U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria within the framework of today’s international geopolitics and uncertain future, the director of Installation Management Command in Europe highlighted expanded training opportunities for U.S. and local national employees at a town hall here Feb. 18.   With the…

February 18th, 2016 News

Netzaberg Elementary celebrates a melting pot Fasching

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Netzaberg Elementry School celebrated Fasching Friday with a parade that highlighted countries around the globe.   Peter Lehr, the mayor of Eschenbach, Netzaberg’s partner town, joined the multicultural celebration of fun and friendship.   All 780 NES students participated in the parade, each class sporting…

February 11th, 2016 News, School News

Vilseck, Grafenwoehr Health Clinics to offer limited services on alternating Friday Training Holidays

  Bavaria Health Command news release   VILSECK, Germany – U.S. Army Health Clinics in Vilseck and Grafenwoehr will begin a trial period of opening for half-days on Friday training holidays, in alternating months, for enrolled beneficiaries needing care for minor illnesses.   The clinic will open for the morning…

February 7th, 2016 Health & Lifestyle, News

$20,000 in scholarships up for grabs in Exchange’s Rewards of Caring essay contest

AAFES press release   DALLAS – Military students who excel at serving their communities can earn cash for college by telling their stories in an essay contest sponsored by the Army & Air Force Exchange Service and Unilever.   Through the worldwide Rewards of Caring scholarship contest, four winners will…

February 4th, 2016 News

Things you didn’t know: Carrying pepper spray in Germany

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — German laws allow you to carry certain forms of pepper spray, but Army regulations prohibit you from bringing it on-post.   Recent reports of an increase in crime and terrorism across Europe, such as those in Cologne and Paris, have raised concerns regarding personal safety.  …

February 1st, 2016 Health & Lifestyle, News, Things You Didn't Know

Weiberfasching: Where women are king

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — One day each year, women around Germany officially rule the roost during Weiberfasching.   Celebrated on the Thursday before Ash Wednesday — which is Feb. 10, 2016 — Weiberfasching (meaning women’s carnival) marks the transition from the Fasching fest season into the Lenten season leading up to…

February 1st, 2016 News

Local Knights of Columbus council receives top award

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Knights of Columbus Council 15700 here in Grafenwoehr earned the STAR Council Award for achieving 175 percent of their recruitment goal, one of the organization’s top awards, for the fiscal year 2014-2015.   The organization’s headquarters, located in New Haven, Connecticut, made the announcement.   The…

January 29th, 2016 News