Category Archives: News


Netzaberg Middle School hosts annual Pink Up the Pace fun run

NETZABERG MIDDLE SCHOOL NEWS RELEASE by  8th Grade student EB Scheuermann, Edited by Johnnie Cornett, JLS Sponsor   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — There is a rush of anticipation and positivity for Netzaberg Middle School’s annual fun run, Pink Up The Pace, at the Tower Barracks Fitness Center, Oct. 13.   Our…

September 10th, 2018 News, School News

Flying a recreational drone in Germany

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — There are several laws and regulations you need to follow if you want to fly your own drone in Germany.   The German drone rules are regulated by the “Bundesministerium fuer Verkehr und digitale Infrastruktur” and by the “Deutsche Flugsicherung,” the German version of the Federal…

September 5th, 2018 News, Things You Didn't Know

BCSC announces 2018-2019 scholarship application deadlines

  Bavaria Community and Spouses’ Club News Release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Bavaria Community and Spouses’ Club is pleased to announce its 2018-2019 scholarship deadlines.   During this club year, there will be two opportunities to apply.   The first application deadline will be October 26, 2018. Interested applicants…

September 5th, 2018 Health & Lifestyle, News

Six USAG Bavaria Soldiers retired, honored at ceremony

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria honored Soldiers for their service and career at the quarterly retirement ceremony, here, August 29.   The USAG Bavaria Garrison Chaplain, Col. Kevin M. Pies, thanked the retirees for their accomplishments and sacrifices made in service to the country — in both…

September 4th, 2018 News

September highlights awareness of foodborne illnesses

By Kevin L. Robinson, DeCA public affairs specialist DeCA NEWS RELEASE   FORT LEE, Va. — Keeping foodborne illnesses at bay is a constant job, one shared by retailers and consumers alike, Defense Commissary Agency officials say.   “Commissaries inspect the product pipeline, from the farm to the supplier to the…

August 31st, 2018 Health & Lifestyle, News, Things You Didn't Know

Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How.

  By Kellie Matack, Emergency Management Assistant   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Each September, the United States and now many other countries, recognize National Preparedness Month.   You are probably thinking, I don’t live in an area prone to disasters. Why is this important? Why and better yet, for what do…

August 31st, 2018 Health & Lifestyle, News, Safety & Security Bytes

Let’s all #BeThere

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Defense Department is rolling out a new campaign theme to recognize a major public health concern in our community and many military communities around the globe.   “The DOD’s theme for Suicide Prevention Month this year is ‘#BeThere.’ This campaign encourages us to view our interactions…

August 29th, 2018 Health & Lifestyle, News

USAG Bavaria celebrates local winner of Young Lives, BIG Stories contest

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Young Lives, BIG Stories contest gives kids from age 3 through grade 12 the opportunity to share the ups and downs of military family life in words and art. The contest is part of the annual Month of the Military Child celebration, which is hosted…

August 29th, 2018 News, School News

Artillery Accident of 1960: The deadliest event in the history of the Grafenwoehr Training Area

  Article originally published at https://www.army.mil/article/210297.   Germany. Grafenwoehr Training Area. September 2, 1960. Around 0900 hrs. Cloudy, as usual.   A platoon of U.S. Army Soldiers are pitching a tent. Some are even on each other’s shoulders (Soldiers don’t lug around ladders).   Suddenly, the shell comes ripping through, blasting…

August 24th, 2018 News, Things You Didn't Know

Netzaberg schools offer new breakfast program

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Netzaberg Elementary and Middle School campus will be offering the “Start Smart” breakfast program during the 2018-2019 school year.   The program will start at NES on Aug. 28 and at NMS on Sept. 10.   The campus was selected as a pilot location for…

August 22nd, 2018 Health & Lifestyle, News, School News