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COMMUNITY NEWSLETTER

Check for updates on community news, information and events at: www.grafenwoehr.army.mil

14 November 2012

To make sure those bundles and presents make it to loved ones in the U.S. by 25 Dec, the Grafenwoehr and Rose Barracks post offices recommend mailing packages by the following dates: 26 Nov: SAM parcels 3 Dec: PAL parcels 10 Dec: Priority parcels 10 Dec: First class letters and cards 18 Dec: Express mail


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Community Highlights Special programs, updates, community campaigns, classes and more

Meter reading in all government leased housing Through the next four weeks, the housemeister will need to have access to all leased housing in Grafenwoehr, Netzaberg and Vilseck to do the yearly meter reading. He will not need an appointment. He will ring the doorbell and if nobody is home, he will return later. For more info please call the Leased Housing Branch at DSN 475-7023 or CIV 09641-83-7023.

Bavarian News has moved online Head to www.army.mil/bavariannews to get timely news and see what events are happening in the community. Check out this week’s stories When worlds collide. It was a classic match-up of strength versus speed during the DoDDS-Europe All Star Football Game in Vilseck. Inspiring others. As a wounded veteran and professor, Dr. Rory Cooper encourages wounded warriors to seek higher education through rehabilitation and employment. A supporting role. As part of Military Family Appreciation Month, ACS honors one local family for going above and beyond in the Grafenwoehr community. Solemn remembrance. In Hohenfels, the community honors its veterans, past and present, with a parade. Shotgun start. Runners in Hohenfels kick off the Fourth Annual City of Philadelphia Marathon with a race of their own. 15 Nov: For more on the Bavarian News’ transition online, tune into AFN 98.5 from 8-10 a.m. to hear the editor and assistant editor discuss new ways to get your news.

172nd Memorial Dedication ceremony 20 Nov: 2 p.m. at the Grafenwoehr Parade Field. The Memorial is in honor of our 19 fallen Soldiers who deployed with the brigade for Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.

Thanksgiving feasts on post 22 Nov: On Thanksgiving, full traditional meals complete with turkey, sweet potatoes and stuffing will be served at the Grafenwoehr DFAC from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. In Rose Barracks, the Stryker Inn DFAC, Bldg. 603 and Dragoon Inn DFAC, Bldg.612 will serve from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Open to all ID card holders. The standard holiday meal rate is $7.50; the discount holiday meal rate for family members of E-4 and below is $6.40.

COL Saenz on AFN 98.5 28 Nov: From 8-10 a.m., the Garrison Commander will be on AFN The Eagle 98.5 to discuss Christmas tree lighting ceremonies, Christmas concerts, winter safety and the new inclement weather reporting system. Tune in!

Update on delayed mail delivery The USAG Postal Service Centers (PSCs) have started receiving mail from the upper East Coast. On 2 Nov, we received the beginning of the 1st Class Letter mail and on 7 Nov, Priority parcels started coming out of the New Jersey / New York area. The PSCs expect to see a week or two delay on Standard Mail (4th Class / Bulk Mail and Parcels) starting the 1st and 2nd weeks of December due to the shutdown of the facility over the last week due to power outages. This is the mail that usually comes by ship and takes 4 to six weeks to arrive here in Germany. Should you have any questions please email Main Post or Rose Barracks Postal Service Centers or call DSN 475-6333, CIV 09641-83-6333 / DSN 476-2581, CIV 09662-83-2581. You can also like us on Facebook for Main Post and Rose Barracks for up to date information.

On post Christmas tree lighting 4 Dec: 5-7 p.m. Grafenwoehr Tree Lighting at the PX 6 Dec: 5-7 p.m. Rose Barracks Tree Lighting at the Commissary America’s Santa Claus Germany’s Saint Nikolaus will join Garrison Commander COL Saenz at tree lighting ceremonies. These two events will join us together in holiday spirit with our German neighbors. Great music provided by our elementary school students and food and beverages will be donated by the German-American Community Council and the German-American KONTAKT Clubs.


Postal Service Centers extended holiday hours 19 Nov – 21 Dec: The below listed times reflect the extended holiday customer service hours for the Grafenwoehr and Rose Barracks Postal Service Centers. Saturday, 22 Dec. we will receive a truck and provide Mail Room Delivery only during the below Saturday posted hours. Normal business hours will resume on 24 Dec. Postal Finance (sending) M-F 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Mail Room Delivery (receiving) M-F 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Official Mail Services M-F 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat None Should you have any further questions please email Main Post or Rose Barracks Postal Service Centers or call DSN 4756333, CIV 09641-83-6333 / DSN 476-2581, CIV 09662-83-2581. You can also like us on Facebook (Main Post / Rose Barracks) for up-to-date information.

Recommended Holiday Mailing Deadlines For further questions please email Main Post or Rose Barracks Postal Service Centers or call DSN 475-6333, 476-2581, CIV 09641-83-6333, 09662-83-2581 You can also like us on Facebook (Grafenwoehr / Rose Barracks) for up-to-date information.

Nuremberg train station bans alcohol on weekends The Deutsche Bahn (DB) has banned alcohol in Nuremberg Main Station, from 8 p.m. - 6 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights. The regulation is based on the owner’s right of the DB and amends the existing regulations.

COLA survey for service members This data is instrumental in updating OCOLA indices: https://www.defensetravel.dod.mil/site/oscola-lps-germany.cfm. *** The survey is for Service members who have been assigned to and have lived in Germany for 3 months or more and do not live in the barracks or dormitories.

Got Drugs? Turn in all unused or expired prescription drugs any day at the Grafenwoehr or Vilseck pharmacies.

Contact the health clinic online The health clinic now offers e-Healthcare. Patients can request appointments and medication refills online, get lab results and e-mail a doctor or nurse. To get started using e-Healthcare, just give your e-mail address to a health clinic staff member.

Changes to Community Bus Schedules The government-operated buses between Grafenwoehr and Rose Barracks have slightly changed their schedules. The new bus schedule is attached. AKO account holders may also find the new schedules here: https://www.us.army.mil/suite/doc/37931572 Residents along route G-4 (Kemnath/Erbendorf/Pressath) will experience the most severe changes. While Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday continue with the current schedule, the runs on Wednesday and Friday start 75 minutes earlier in the morning and 30 minutes earlier in the afternoon to allow more time on post for appointments. For more information, email Mr. Theo Arnold at theodor.a.arnold.ln@mail.mil, or call DSN 475-6347, CIV 09641-83-6347.

Give a present to a needy animal Off post animal shelters are collecting anything and everything for dogs, cats, rabbits, horses, birds and other animals in Europe-wide and local animal shelters and homes. Food, for all ages, is always needed. Old or expired first aid kits, hot water bottles, surgical gloves, leashes, dog beds, baskets, collars, transport boxes, pet shampoo, blankets and old towels are welcome donations. To donate, contact the following POCs: in Pressath: Lydia Kraus, 01714995820; in Grafenwöhr: Christine Pöllath, 01604655720; Eschenbach: Yasmine Livingston, 015156791646; Kemnath: Alexandra Amschler, 01716840509; Marktredwitz/Erbendorf : Katja Zenkel, 015254240978. For general questions, call Yasmine Livingston at 015156791646, or email her. You can find Hilfe fuer Tiere in Not i.d.Opf on Facebook.

CFC Through 16 Nov: Support the Combined Federal Campaign-Overseas (CFC-O), part of the largest workplace-giving campaign in the world. Some donation will even go to help Hurricane Sandy victims. Visit http://cfcoverseas.org/ for more.

AWAG Area Conference 6 Dec: The Americans Working Around the Globe is holding a professional development conference for volunteers in


Rose Barracks at the Multi-Purpose center, Bldg. 134. The conference runs from 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., with check in at 8 a.m. The cost is $20 and includes continental breakfast, lunch and classes. Dress is business casual. Space is limited to 100 people, call Sharon Parrish at 0170-365-5545 or email her to sign up. You can also sign up at Www.planetreg.com/E10290644169887.

USAREUR Band Christmas concert 8 Dec: 7 p.m., on post at the Grafenwoehr Tower Theater. This show is geared toward younger Soldiers. Full Spectrum Ops and Night Fire Rock Band will be playing. Free admission. POC is Steve Hood, DSN 475-8823, CIV 09641-83-8823.

Single Soldier Expo 13 Dec: To enhance the quality of life for single soldiers and provide a larger range of entertaining social and recreational activities for the community, the garrison is hosting a Single Soldier Expo. The Expo will be a dynamic, interactive event with batting cages, shooting simulators and give-aways. Information on off-duty employment and Special Forces, Special Ops, EOD and CID recruiting will all be at the Expo. Soldiers, leaders and their families are welcome. 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. at the Multi-Purpose Center, Rose Barracks Bldg. 134.

Recommended Holiday Mailing Deadlines The below listed dates reflect the recommended dates for mailing articles to CONUS to ensure that articles arrive at their intended destination prior to 25 Dec. 26 Nov: SAM parcels 3 Dec: PAL parcels 10 Dec: Priority parcels 10 Dec: First class letters and cards 18 Dec: Express mail For further questions please email Main Post or Rose Barracks Postal Service Centers or call DSN 475-6333, 476-2581, CIV 09641-83-6333, 09662-83-2581 You can also like us on Facebook (Grafenwoehr / Rose Barracks) for up-to-date information.

Santa Claus will visit the Grafenwoehr Military Community 24 Nov: 12-4 p.m. Grafenwoehr PX (arrives in a Fire Truck) 30 Nov: 4-6 p.m. Grafenwoehr Commissary 1 Dec: 12-4 p.m. Grafenwoehr PX 4 Dec: 5-7 p.m. Grafenwoehr Tree Lighting 6 Dec: 5-7 p.m. Rose Barracks Tree Lighting 8 Dec: 12-4 p.m. Grafenwoehr PX 8 Dec: 4:30-6 p.m. Grafenwoehr Advent Market 15 Dec: 12-4 p.m. Grafenwoehr PX 18 Dec: 3-6 p.m. Grafenwoehr USO 22 Dec: 12-4 p.m. Grafenwoehr PX

Civilian newsletter now available 1st Quarter, FY13 Civilian Newsletter – “The Source” is now available in English and German. “The Source” contains valuable civilian employee information on training, career development, TAPES and Civilian Wellness.

Fingerprinting Services The USAG Grafenwoehr Security Office has decreased in staffing. Personnel requiring fingerprints for any reason (citizenship/naturalization, certifications, adoptions, permits, and security clearances) should contact their unit S-2. Unit S2s are trained to use the electronic fingerprint machines currently located in the garrison headquarters building. Civilian new hires, USAG Grafenwoehr-assigned Soldiers and their family members may obtain fingerprint services during walk-in hours (8-11:45 a.m.) in Building 500, Room 111. Please note, it is impossible to fingerprint while holding a child. Also, in case of sickness, please reschedule the appointment. Whenever possible, please contact your unit S-2 first. For more information, contact the USAG Grafenwoehr Security Manager, Susan Browder, at 475-8121/7138 or susan.l.browder.civ@mail.mil.

Retiree Info List Server The Army in Europe Retiree Council invites the Grafenweohr community to subscribe to its List Server. The server


provides information for retired Soldiers, families and survivors in Europe, but anyone can subscribe. Go to the USAREUR Home Page and hit “Subscribe” on the Hot Topics block. For more info on the Retiree Council, click here.

DA Photo studios appointments available If you need DA photo appointments for the upcoming SFC promotion board, please make your photo appointments early on www.vios.army.mil. Please do not wait until the last minute to make your appointments. Walk-ins will be extremely limited if available. In order to find the best available appointment time check the online appointment calendar. For further assistance in booking your DA Photo, contact the Rose Barrack VI activity at DSN 476-2697 or 476-2639, CIV 09662-832697 or 09662-83-2639.

ICE QR code Now it’s even easier to submit ICE - Interactive Customer Comments. Take a snapshot of the code with your phone, and the code automatically directs you to ICE.

Stay vigilant and report suspicious activities For emergencies off post call 112, the European emergency number, reachable from fixed and mobile phones, free of charge, everywhere in the EU. Bavaria Military Community officials are asking everyone to stay vigilant and report suspicious activities as soon as they are observed. The safety of our families is one of our biggest priorities. USAG Grafenwoehr Military Police: DSN 476.2490/3397 or CIV 09662.83.2490/3397.

Suicide Prevention Awareness Call the suicide prevention hotline number at DSN 475-LIFE. Visit our website for more on suicide prevention. Suicide prevention, sexual assault or just a friendly ear… you are never alone. Professionals are available to counsel you in confidence. Getting help is a sign of strength. 24 Hour Community Hotlines: Chaplain Hotline 0162-296-0838, Military Police Hotline 09662-83114, Sexual Assault Hotline 0162-296-0661 and Emergency Services 09641-83-117.

Army Community Service (ACS) Contact Army Community Service (ACS) Main Post, DSN 475-8371, CIV 09641-83-8371. Rose Barracks, DSN 476-2650 CIV 09662-83-2650. ACS is now on Facebook and Twitter (Follow GRAF ACS) or email graf.acs@eur.army.mil for info.

Army Volunteer Corps 16 & 28 Nov: Organizational Point of Contact & Volunteer Management Class, 9:00a.m.-11:00a.m., Rose Barracks, Building 322, room 209 19 Dec: Organizational Point of Contact & Volunteer Management Class, 9:00a.m. – 11:00a.m., Rose Barracks, Bldg 322, room 209

Employment Readiness For anyone needing assistance with resume building, or one-on-one assistance, please call DSN 476-2650, 475-8371, CIV 09662-83-2650, 09641-83-8371.

Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) Have questions? Email EFMP directly. Nov 16: Respite Care Provider Training, 3 - 4:30 p.m., East Post, Bldg 244, Second Floor, Room 219. Nov 21: Support Group for Special Needs Families, 3 - 4:30 p.m., East Post, Bldg 244, Second Floor, Room 219. Dec 6: S-1 EFMP Brief, 3 - 4:30 p.m., East Post, Bldg 244, Second Floor, Room 219. Dec 14: Special Education Workshop, 3 – 4:30 p.m., Rose Barracks ACS, Bldg 322. Dec 20: Bowling with EFMP (Free), 4 - 6 p.m., East Post Bowling Center, Bldg 612. Dec 28: Support Group for Special Needs Families, 3 - 4:30 p.m., Rose Barracks ACS, Bldg 322. .

Family Advocacy Program Hotlines to help: Sexual Assault Reporting 09662-83-3217 and Domestic Violence 09662-83-3218 or 09641-835130. Please contact us for a complete listing of programs and services offered.


Financial Readiness Services are also available by appointment. For more information on saving your money, you may contact your ACS Financial Readiness at 0962-83-2650 or 09641-83-8371. 14 Nov: Financial Planning for Home Buying, 12-1 p.m., Rose Barracks, ACS Bldg 322. 21 Nov: Investing in the TSP, 12-1 p.m., Rose Barracks, ACS Bldg 322. 28 Nov: Money Management & Couples, 12-1 p.m., Rose Barracks, ACS Bldg 322.

Mobilization & Deployment Readiness 19 Nov: FRG Leader Training, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Rose Barracks, ACS Bldg 322.

New Parent Support Program Through 14 Dec: Great Expectations, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Rose Barracks, ACS Bldg 322. (6 Sessions that meet on Friday mornings- except 23 November due to Holiday closure). 16 Nov & 21 Dec: ABC’s of Toddlerhood, 1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m., Rose Barracks, ACS Bldg 322

Play Groups Every Tuesday: East Post, Chapel Annex, 9:30 – 11 a.m. Every Wednesday: Rose Barracks, Chapel Annex, 9:30 – 11 a.m.

Prenatal Yoga

Every Friday: Rose Barracks ACS, Bldg 221, 9 – 10 a.m., Rose Barracks, ACS Bldg 221, 2nd floor dance studio

Newborn Network for parents with babies ages 0 through Walking Every Tuesday: Rose Barracks ACS, Bldg 322, 1 - 3 p.m.

Hospital Tours

Every 1st Wednesday (except for holidays): Visit Weiden Meet at 5:45 p.m. in the Weiden hospital lobby. Every 4th Wednesday: Visit Sulzbach-Rosenberg Meet at 5:45 p.m. in the Sulzbach-Rosenberg hospital lobby. Every Other 2nd Tuesday: Visit Amberg Meet at 5:45 pm in the Amberg hospital lobby.

Relocation Readiness Through 18 Dec: English a Second Language, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. East Post, Chapel Annex, Bldg 140. (8 Sessions that meet on Tuesdays only) Through 19 Dec: German as a Second Language, 9-11 a.m., Rose Barracks, ACS Bldg 322. (8 Sessions that meet on Wednesdays only) Through 20 Dec: English as a Second Language, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., Rose Barracks, ACS Bldg 322. (8 Sessions that meet on Thursdays only) 14 Nov: Immigration Workshop, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m., Rose Barracks, ACS Bldg 322. 15 Nov: Arm Yourself with Claims Knowledge! / Successful PCS Moves 101, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m., Rose Barracks ACS Bldg 322 15 Nov: Bavarian Nights: Evening Newcomer Orientation, 5 p.m. - 9 p.m., Rose Barracks, ACS Bldg 322. 21 Nov: Spouse Sponsorship Training, 1-2 p.m., Rose Barracks, ACS Bldg 322 26-29 Nov: Welcome to Bavaria!, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Rose Barracks, ACS Bldg 322 Pick up from Graf ACS at 8:30 a.m. 7 Dec: A Taste of Germany: Special! German Holiday Baking Class, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Rose Barracks, ACS Bldg 322. 12 Dec: Spouse Sponsorship Training, 1-2 p.m., Rose Barracks, ACS Bldg 322 14 Dec: A Taste of Germany: Special! German Holiday Baking Class, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Rose Barracks, ACS Bldg 322. 19 Dec: Immigration Workshop, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m., Rose Barracks, ACS Bldg 322

Military and Family Life Consultants are here for you Military Life Consultants provide solution-oriented consultations to individuals, couples, families, and groups. They are designed to provide anonymous, confidential support to Soldiers and their family members, especially those returning from deployments. To contact a military life consultant, call Rose Barracks 0152-0294-0761 / 01741476846 or Main Post 0152-0293-4290 / 0152-0241-5226, Mon.– Fri., 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Exchange News


Grafenwoehr’s New Manchu Wok On Oct. 2, the Grafenwoehr Anthony’s Pizza closed its doors forever and to make room for the NEW Manchu Wok which will be opening late Dec. 2012 or early Jan. 2013 pending construction completion. The Exchange is sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

Grafenwoehr Consolidated Exchange Opens Doors to Local Vendors While the economy may have forced some retailers to scale back on merchandise or services, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is actively seeking the assistance of local businesses to increase the product selection troops and their families find at their Exchange. “Some shoppers drive up to 40 miles or more to come to the Grafenwoehr Exchange,” said the Exchange’s General Manager Carl Carpenter. “The addition of local, small, minority, women- and veteran-owned businesses can help provide the diversity, value and innovation to further enhance their shopping experience.” Partner businesses, called concessions, operate in Exchange-provided space, primarily in the concession retail mall areas found in Hohenfels, Grafenwoehr, Rose Barracks and at the new Ansbach. Benefits include contracts based on a percentage of revenue, a variety of space and merchandising setups and the convenience of being located with the anchor retail store and food outlets. The Exchange will also assist in marketing and promoting partner businesses to help maximize awareness on and around installation name. If you are interested in doing business and starting up a concessions, you can contact the Service Business Manager at the Grafenwoehr Exchange Office in Grafenwoehr at Bldg. 211 or call 09641-9240016 for more information.

Christmas at the Exchange Through 20 Dec: Exchange shoppers won’t have to wait for December to start the holiday season as the Army and Air Force Exchange Service’s Facebook page is hosting the “12 Weeks of Gifting” contest. From NOW through Dec. 20, shoppers can count down the last 12 weeks until Christmas by entering to win different prizes each week. As the big day gets closer, prizes get bigger and better. Each week’s giveaway is a secret, so shoppers can visit the Exchange Facebook page each week to enter. Much like the “Twelve Days of Christmas”, each week will have a corresponding number of prizes. For example, week 12 will have 12 winners, week 11 will award 11 gifts, while week one has one, the grand prize. This contest is guaranteed to get you into the holiday spirit. Complete rules for the Exchange’s “12 Weeks of Gifting” contest are available at the Exchange Facebook page.

Good grades pay off at the Grafenwoehr Exchange The Army & Air Force Exchange Service rewards military students who excel. Students who receive a report card with a “B” average or better can choose an array of free and discounted products through the Grafenwoehr Exchange’s “You Made the Grade” program. Now in its 12th year, “You Made the Grade” includes a free Burger King hamburger kids meal, Subway 6-inch combo, a magazine of their choice and even a complimentary haircut. Students “making the grade” can also register for a drawing to win a $2,000, $1,500 or $500 Exchange gift card. To receive a “You Made the Grade” booklet, eligible students present a valid military ID and proof of a “B” or better average to the Grafenwoehr Exchange. Students may receive one coupon package for every qualifying report card, but may enter the gift card drawing only once per grading period.

Grafenwoehr main store shuttles increase selection Rose Barracks and Hohenfels: The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is delivering increased selection, savings and service with its “Shuttle Program.” To ensure military families around Grafenwoehr enjoy the same selection, merchandise can be shuttled to those in Rose Barracks and Hohenfels per customer requests at the customer service counter found at their local Exchange. Everything from furniture to tactical gear can be transferred through the “Shuttle Program.” If a customer doesn’t see what they’re looking for, they can ask an Exchange manager if the item can be shipped from another location. The “Shuttle Program” is a free service at all Exchanges around the world. Ask your customer service associates for details.

Volunteers and other help needed Volunteer positions for Tax Centers in Bavaria Community Tax Centers in Grafenwoehr, Rose Barracks, Hohenfels, Garmisch, Katterbach, Illeshiem, Bamberg and Schweinfurt are seeking tax or business savvy people to volunteer for tax preparation/e-filing positions. Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Training (VITA) will be provided by the IRS in January, and Bavaria’s tax centers will open 1 Feb-28 June. For more information, please contact CPT Bess, DSN 475-7114, 09641-83-7114.


FCC providers needed Interested in earning money from home and making a difference in the lives of military children and families? Army Child, Youth & School Services, Family Child Care (FCC) Program is looking for on-post and off-post FCC home providers that are dedicated to delivering high quality, emotionally secure and educational child care to our military and qualifying DOD family members. You must live in government - leased housing. Benefits include: federal subsidies, free initial and ongoing training, and the use of materials and equipment to set up your home. New Provider Orientation will be hosted on January 16-18 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Building 224 in Rose Barracks. Training will be held in the conference room. For more information contact Parent Central Services DSN 476-2760, CIV 09662-83-2760.

SKIES Instructors Needed The SKIES Unlimited program in the USAG Grafenwoehr is looking for dedicated instructors in a variety of programs. Current focus is on gymnastics, dance and music programs. If you have experience in coaching, facilitating or instructing Gymnastic (Tumble and Apparatuses), Dance (Ballet, Tap, Jazz), Music (Guitar, Violin, Cello) and have a love for children please contact the SKIES Director at Tammy.G.Weightman.NAF@mail.mil. Gymnastics and Dance positions are currently also posted on USA Jobs. Additional positions are available on a contract basis.

Volunteers needed at the USO Grafenwoehr If you'd like to help your USO, the military and their family members, come by the USO center in Grafenwoehr Bldg. 150 and sign up to volunteer. You can go to our volunteer website at www.usovolunteer.org and create your profile, post your own hours and keep track of your hours. For the soldiers, the hours spent volunteering goes towards promotion points and a community service ribbon. For more, CIV 09641 605 2946.

Have You Saved a Life Today? Red Cross Needs Volunteers Do you have a background in the medical field or teaching field? The American Red Cross is looking for qualified Volunteer Health and Safety Instructors for our community. Call today to see if you qualify. Health and Safety Instructors: Volunteers teach lifesaving skills in the community. Classes such as Babysitting, CPR, First Aid, AED and other safety presentations. Armed Forces Caseworkers: Volunteers work with local members of the military and their families ensuring the delivery of emergency communications. Health Fair Volunteers: Volunteers staff a table at events in the community and engage those attending in conversations about preparedness and safety. Office of Volunteers: Volunteers assist with writing volunteer job descriptions, setting up volunteer orientation courses, conduct volunteer screening interviews, help with volunteer placement, record keeping, and recognition. For more, Rose Barracks Red Cross CIV 09662-83-1760 DSN 476-1760, Main Post Red Cross CIV 09641-83-1760 DSN 475-1760. The following are upcoming courses for the USAG Gafenwoehr area: 15 Nov: Babysitter Training and Pediatric First Aid/CPR, ARC Hohenfels. Please contact the Red Cross Office for more details.

Looking For A Few Good Leaders The Grafenwoehr Girl Scouts have positions for leaders and co-leaders in Graf, Vilseck and Netzaberg. For a list of openings, email or call Amy at 01719901808.

Seeking Emergency Placement Care Providers The children in the USAGG need you. The Emergency Placement Care (EPC) Program trains individuals to become 24 hour providers for at risk children. The community is in need of more providers as the number of children in imminent danger increased due to the deployment rotation of family members. The training you receive will last you a lifetime and help you build your experience and resume. Call ACS 476‑2650 or 09662‑83‑2650.

The Grafenwoehr Postal Service Center needs volunteers Due to extreme staffing shortage, the Grafenwoehr Postal Service Center is in need of volunteers to help process mail. For instructions on how to register to volunteer either stop by and pick up a packet or view the packet here. Due to the security of the mail, all volunteers must be registered with ArmyOneSource and have a local background check on file. Volunteering allows you to give back to your community and gain valuable experience towards consideration for postal positions. If you need any further information please send an email to usarmy.grafenwoehr.imcom.mbx.grafenwoehr-psc@mail.mil. We can also be reached at DSN 475-6333 / 09641-83-6333


for sending mail questions or 475-6164 / 09641-83-6164 for receiving mail questions.

Sports, Fitness, Hobbies & Recreation AAFES Movie Listing Main Post listings, click here. Rose Barracks listings, here.

Go for the goal Through June 2013: Children ages 7-19 can join the USYS Oberpfalz soccer program. Training is twice a month in either Grafenwoehr or Ansbach. More information at www.oberpfalzsoccer.com.

Vilseck Community and Spouses' Club events November is Membership Month Become a CSC member in November and be entered into a grand prize drawing. Applications can be turned in at the Rose Barracks gift shop. Email VSCS for more information. New VCSC Photography Club- Improve your holiday photographs "Learning the Basics of DSLR Cameras" to include composition, aperture, ISO and shutter speed while in manual mode. Photography Club trip to WWII Art Bunker 17 Nov: Join fellow photographers for a WWII Art Bunker Tour in Nuremberg at 4 p.m. Max 25 people. Cost: 5 Euros per person. Enjoy some history mixed with art in this English Guided tour through Nuremberg's WWII Art Bunker where artwork was held during the bombings. Email VSCS to participate. Bowling Club 19 Nov: 11 a.m. at the Graf Bowling Center. Interested members should contact Ingrid.

Munich New Pinakothek and Old Pinakothek trip 18 Nov: Discover the old pictures of the German and Holland schools in the Alte Pinakothek and become fascinated by modern art at the New Pinakothek across the street. Transportation, entrance fees to both museums and a 1.5 hour guided tour of the Old Pinakothek in English is included in the price. $59 per adult, $49 per child (3-12), $10 per child under 3. Depart: Rose Barracks at 7 a.m. and Grafenwoehr at 7:30 a.m. The estimated time of return is 8 p.m. Call Leisure Travel Services, DSN 475-7402, CIV 09641-83-7402 to sign up.

Two Castle trip with MWR 18 Nov: Germany is famous for its castles and Bavaria offers the biggest and best of them all. A building frenzy was initiated by King Ludwig II during his short reign, and while he almost bankrupted the country, the castles are a lasting testimony to whimsy and fairy tales. You can tour the world famous Neuschwanstein and the more sedate Hohenschwangau. $59 per adult, $49 per child (3-12), $10 per child under 3, entry to each castle is â‚Ź15 per person. The trip leaves from Rose Barracks at 4 a.m. and Grafenwoehr at 4:30 a.m. The estimated time of return is 9:00pm. Call Leisure Travel Services, DSN 475-7402, CIV 09641-83-7402 to sign up.

BOSS Thanksgiving Potluck 21 Nov: This will be a dinner for single soldier to show off their cooking skills. Hang out and mingle with fellow single soldiers. Bring out your best dish and share with us what you are Thankful for this thanksgiving. BOSS making a family environment while away from home this holiday. The Rose Barracks Warrior Zone, 2 p.m. For more, call BOSS at DSN 475-8822, CIV 09641-83-8822.

Pre and post Thanksgiving workouts at the Grafenwoehr gym 21 & 23 Nov: The Grafenwoehr Physical Fitness Center will be offering a Pre and Post Thanksgiving workout to help you stay fit through the holidays. Pre-Thanksgiving workout, 21 Nov: 9 a.m. Body Pump, 10 a.m. Zumba, 11 a.m. Pilates. Get your weights, cardio, toning and stretching in one morning. Attend all three classes for one ticket, or just stay for one. Post-Thanksgiving Workout, 23 Nov: Zumba Fiesta 10 a.m.-12 p.m. It’s Latin-inspired, easy-to-follow and calorie-burning. One ticket for the two hour class. For more information contact the Graf gym at DSN 475-9007, CIV 09641-83-9007.


GPAC upcoming schedule of events 3 & 4 Dec: Auditions for Twilight of the Golds.

Link Magazine is out again The Fall/Winter edition of Link Magazine is available here. Check it out!

Free yoga class at the Grafenwoehr Physical Fitness Center 19 Nov: Interested in Yoga? Try it for free on Monday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. All levels welcome.

Hunting Class Classes will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Bldg. 2440. On Saturdays there will be field trips to ranges. This class will enable you to obtain your German Hunting License and is usually held once a year. Cost $175 per person. Contact the HFS program manager or ODR for details. DSN 474-4212, CIV 09641-454-4212.

Upcoming MWR overnight trips To sign up for an overnight trip you must pay a $100 deposit per person. Payments can be made at either our Grafenwoehr or Rose Barracks ODR/LTS office. For more trip details, contact ODR at DSN 475-7402, CIV 9641-83-7402 in Grafenwoehr or DSN 476-2563, CIV 9662-83-2563 in Rose Barracks. 20 -25 Nov: Tuscany, Italy: Explore Florence, Pisa, Lucca and the famous Montecarlo fortress. The trip includes a market tour with an Italian chef, olive oil tasting, hiking through the Tuscan hills, and, of course, wine tasting 28 Dec.- 2 Jan: London, England: Ring in the New Year in Europe’s largest city. Learn the story of corrupt power, betrayals and the shedding of innocent blood at the Tower of London. See John Lennon’s scribblings at the British Library and sip tea at Kensington Palace before celebrating the beginning of 2013. 17 -21 Jan: Paris, France: Paris is a must-see destination in Europe. Wander through the City of Love and soak in the best it has to offer. The tour hits the “best-of” in Paris: the Champs Elysees, Notre Dame Cathedral, Arc de Triumph and the Eiffel Tower. The tour ends with a visit to the resplendent Versailles Palace. 15 -19 Feb: Venice, Italy for Carnival: St. Marks Square and the connecting Piazzetta Square are the center of carnival events, parades and other activities. Events take place from around 9am every morning and there are a variety of shows and other events taking place throughout the city of Venice. 15-17 March: Berlin, Germany: Germany’s most historic city is now famed for its nightlife, shopping and international cuisine. Check out Check Point Charlie, the Brandenburg Gate, Alexanderplatz and museums before living it up with the locals. For a full listing of MWR’s overnight and day trips, check out the 2012-2013 PASSPORT Travel Guide.

IMCOM-E boxing clinic and tournament Through 17 Nov: The boxing clinic will run from 13-16 Nov and will be capped off by a tournament on 17 Nov. Call Rose Barracks Fitness Center at DSN 476-2214, CIV 09662-83-22114 for more information.

Illusionist Rob Lake in Grafenwoehr 14 Nov: Merlin Award winner illusionist Rob Lake will perform at the Grafenwoehr Tower Theater at 7 p.m. Watch as Lake stirs up reality-altering illusions and colorful choreography into a mesmerizing show. This family friendly show is free for the whole community. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Night at the Movies 14 & 28 Nov: Pull up a comfortable spot in the Library and enjoy a classic film. We’ll be screening a specially selected vintage movie at 7 p.m. on 14 Nov in Grafenwoehr and 6 p.m. on 28 Nov. in Rose Barracks. Free admission! For more, call the Grafenwoehr Library at DSN 475-1740, CIV 09641-83-1740 or Rose Barracks Library at DSN 476-1740, CIV 09662-83-1740.

Bayern Rangers hockey team recruiting more players The Bayern Rangers, the community hockey team, is off to a rocking start this season. The team is still recruiting new players for practices and scrimmages against local German teams. The Rangers will attend the annual U.S. Air Forces in Europe military ice hockey championships at the Olympic stadium in Garmisch, 14-16 Feb. For those interested, here are the upcoming Bayern Rangers' ice times at the EVW Eisstadion, Dr. Martin Luther Strasse 3, 92637 Weiden:14 Nov: Practice 8-9:30


p.m.; 28 Nov: Practice 8-9:30 p.m.

Basic nutrition management class 15 Nov: Learn about healthy eating and how to make a positive lifestyle change will an executive chef. 9 a.m. Grafenwoehr Physical Fitness Center.

It’s BINGO time again! 15 Nov: CASH PRIZES & FUN!! Test your luck with an inexpensive game of bingo, open to all military personnel, retirees, family members and DoD civilians. Get out your daubers and join us for bingo fun, at the Grafenwoehr Tower View Inn, Bldg. 209. Early Bird 6 p.m., regular Bingo starts 7 p.m., doors open at 5 p.m

Skeet Range Open House and Turkey Shoot 17 Nov: Come on out and discover the enjoyment of Sports Shooting along with Food and Drinks. AND - Win yourself a Turkey for Thanksgiving Dinner. Cost: $10. Participants must be at least 14 years of age. Grafenwoehr Skeet Range. For more information, call DSN 474-4212, CIV 09641-454-4212.

Fall Used Book Fair 26-30 Nov: At Grafenwoehr Elementary School, the Used Book Fair will give students and parents a chance to browse through a fabulous selection of books, Spirit Wear and more. Hours will be daily from 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. The PTA is desperately seeking a few good books and is now accepting donations of gently used books, puzzles and games to benefit the Book Fair. Drop off all donations in the collection box in the school’s lobby. For more information call Mrs. Garst at DSN 475-7133, CIV 09641-83-7133 or email her.

CYSS Harvest Dance 30 Nov: From 7 - 9 p.m. at the Rose Barracks School Age Center, Bldg. 2237. The CYSS Harvest Dance will play contemporary and country dance music. Cost will be $4.00 per hour. Parents can register their kids online at the CYSS website or at Parent Central Service. Children between 1st and 5th grade! CYSS, DSN 476-2760, CIV 09472-83-2760.

What is GCSC about? We are about Fun, Friendship, and Philanthropy! 1 Dec: Craft Fair, Crafters interested in participating in our Arts and Crafts Fair, please email for more information and an application. 18 Dec: Cookie Exchange/Pottery Bingo Some of our upcoming events include: Welcome Tea, trips to Christmas markets, trip to Walhalla, trip to breweries, Garden Club, Cooking Club, Photography Club, and so much more! We also need energetic people to serve on our board. Some open positions include Parliamentarian, AWAG Liaison, and Ways and Means Chairs. Visit Facebook for more information.

BOSS Takes on London 29 Dec -1 Jan: Ring in the New Year in London, one of the world’s most vibrant cities. You do not want to miss this great experience. To sign up, call BOSS at DSN 475-8822, CIV 09641-83-8822.

Breastfeeding support group First and Third Thursday: At the Grafenwoehr. For more, join the Facebook group.

Grafenwoehr Thrift Shop Don't Miss Our Great Deals! 50% OFF PINK TAGS and 50% OFF Expired consignment items. Watch the GCSC Thrift Shop FB Page for Member Specials. Open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, 9 a.m. - 3 .pm.; Thursdays 11 p.m. - 5 p.m.; 1st and 3rd Friday 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. in Grafenwoehr Bldg. 508. Want to give back to YOUR community? Volunteer! Help YOUR community by consigning or donating today. PCSing? No problem; we will mail you your check. For more, CIV 09641-926-0377, online, or find us on Facebook.

Hidden Treasures Thrift Shop Bring your gently used items to Bldg. 221 on Rose Barracks. Open 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Tues, Wed &Thurs. Call DSN 4762649, CIV 09662-83-2649, or email for more.


Hidden Treasures Thrift Shop is offering a slew of sales in August. All clothing items, including jeans and military clothing, are BUY ONE get one FREE. All books are 10 for $1 and all board games are 50% off. All sales apply to colored tags only. Open 10am to 2pm Tues, Wed &Thurs. Open Saturday August 11th. DSN 476-2649, CIV 09662-83-2649, or email for more information. Donations and volunteers welcome. Volunteers receive special discounts on all sales.

Find us on Facebook USAG Grafenwoehr, Army Community Service, VFW Tower Post 10692, MWR, Main Post and Rose Barracks Postal Service Centers, Education Centers, Graf Dog community, the EXCHANGE, Environmental Division, AFN Bavaria, Performing Arts Center, Grafenwoehr Chaplains, Main Post DFAC, 172 Infantry Brigade, BMEDDAC, 2SCR, Graf Housing Dept., Grafenwoehr Provost Marshal Office , Netzaberg Middle School, Netzaberg Elementary School and Vilseck Falcons.

Facility & Road/Openings/Construction/Closures Rose Barracks Vilseck Community Bank Renovation The Rose Barracks Vilseck Community Bank will be renovated in Bldg. 224 starting mid September for a 3-4 month period. In the meantime, banking services to the Vilseck military community will be provided in Bldg 164, near the Warrior Transition Unit. Signs will be posted, directing customers to the new location. Business Hours remain unchanged for the time of the renovation: Monday – Wednesday, Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Night Depository Services will not be available for the time of the renovation.

One Community Road, traffic on Bridge #9 reduced to one lane Through 7 Dec: Traffic over Bridge #9, located close to DECON Site 1, near Gate 2, Rose Barracks, by “Kraemer Weiher” limited to one lane only. Traffic in both directions still possible. Please watch out for reduced speed limits within this area.

Short delays/detours for minor road repair work Starting 13 Oct: DPW will start minor road repair work mainly on Saratoga Ave, the access road at Gate 6 and at Camp Aachen. Short delays and/or detours to be expected.

Passport and ID Card/DEERS Office Lunch Closure Starting 22 Oct: The Grafenwoehr ID Card/DEERS Office and Passport Office will temporarily be closed from 12-1 p.m. for lunch. The new hours will be 8 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1 - 4:30 p.m. The last customer for each time block will be 11:40 a.m. and 4:10 p.m. Until we are able to reopen during the lunch, we thank the Community for their understanding and patience.

Rose Barracks road closure near Fire Department Building Through 16 Nov: Half side closure of Soldiers Road By Bldg 201 (Fire Dept Bldg) for cable installation work. One lane will remain open at all times.

Vehicle Registration closed over Thanksgiving holiday 22-23 Nov: Vehicle Registration will be closed over the Thanksgiving holiday. Regular business hours will resume on Monday, 26 Nov.

Three DPW offices closed 22-25 Nov: The DPW Troop Billeting Office, the Self Help Stores and the Key Control Offices on Grafenwoehr and Rose Barracks will be closed from 22-25 Nov. Regular services will resume on 26 Nov.

Vehicle division closure in Grafenwoehr and Vilseck 14 Dec: Starting at noon, BASOPS Maintenance Division, Administrative Sections, General Equipment Shop and Privately Owned Vehicle Inspection Station (POV) in Bldg 301 as well as Customer Service Team Grafenwoehr (CST) in


building 319 and 319b and CST Vilseck in Bldg 144 will be closed for the annual Christmas party.

Rose Barracks Education Center Major Renovations The Rose Barracks Education Center, Bldg 223, is undergoing major renovations through March 2013 which include network/electrical upgrades, painting, replacement of stairwell flooring, and restructuring of some rooms. All programs and services will continue but there may be minor disruptions; testing activities are relocating to alternate buildings due to noise level concerns, certain activities will temporarily shift to other rooms, and the stairwell floor work will require blocking some entrances to the building. Your understanding and cooperation are appreciated while improvements to your USAG Education Center are ongoing. For more information, contact us at DSN 476-2753, Civilian 09662-83-2753 or usarmy.grafenwoehr.imcom.mbx.usag-grafenwoehr-aces@mail.mil.

Religious Thanksgiving prayer service 21 Nov: There will be a service at Grafenwoehr Main Chapel at 12 p.m. to give the community a chance to acknowledge and express gratitude for their families and country.

New L.D.S. Singles Breakfast On the first Sunday of every month, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints-Single Adult Program is hosting Singles Linger Longer breakfast. Singles and their friends are welcome to stay after church or arrive at 12:30 p.m. to mingle over refreshments. Guests are welcome to bring treats to share. Located in the Grafenwoehr Ward Building, Vilsecker Strasse 7, 92655 Grafenwoehr. This is outside of the Grafenwoehr Post gate closest to the Tower Inn, approximately a five minute walk from the gate exit. For questions or to coordinate rides from the Grafenwoehr or Vilseck area, email Britta or Sister Countryman.

Off post church services Grafenwoehr Sunday services at Friedenskirche: 8 a.m. and 10.30 a.m. Family services every 1st, 3rd and 4th Sunday Monday services at Maria-Himmelfahrtskirche: 8.30 a.m. Tuesday services at Friedenskirche: 7 p.m. Wednesday services at Seniorenheim St. Sebastian: 4.30 p.m. 2nd Wednesday of every month; 7 p.m. at MariaHimmelfahrtskirche Thursday services at Friedenskirche: 4:15 p.m., students’ service Friday services at Friedenskirche: 1-2 p.m. 1st Friday of every month; 7 p.m. 1st Friday of every month. Saturday services at Friedenskirche: 4 p.m. Rosary; 6 p.m. Gmuend Sunday services at Herz-Marien-Kirche: Alternating weeks, 9:15 a.m. or 7 p.m. Thursday services at BRK Seniorenheim: 3 p.m. 1st Wednesday of every month. Friday services at Herz-Marien-Kirche: 6.30 p.m. during winter, 7 p.m. during summer. Huetten Sunday services at Josefs Kirche: Alternating weeks, 9:15 a.m. or 7 p.m. Thursday services at Josefs Kirche: 7 p.m. Saturday services at Josefs Kirche: 5 p.m. Goessenreuth Thursday services at Michaelskapelle: 7 p.m. during winter, 7.30 p.m. during summer.

Chaplain Crisis Line After duty hours, please call: MP STATION CIV 09662-83-2490 or 09662-83-3397 / DSN 476-2490 or 476-3397. USAG-Grafenwoehr IOC CIV 09641-83-7226 / DSN 475-7226. CHAPLAIN CRISIS LINE CIV 0162-296-0838. During business hours: Main Post Chapel: DSN 475-1570, CIV 09641-83-1570. Rose Barracks Chapel: DSN 476-1570, CIV 09662-83-1570.

Adult Education / Training


UMUC Europe application fee waiver Through 17 Nov: University of Maryland University College Europe (UMUC Europe) is celebrating American Education Week with a special application fee waiver for all new students who apply 11-17 November. Also during this time, prospective and current students can receive a free UMUC Fast Plan with an academic advisor.

American Education Week 2012 The USAG Grafenwoehr Education Centers will observe American Education Week 13-16 Nov. Representatives from the Education Centers and colleges will be at these locations to disseminate information on programs, services and answer any questions you may have. 14 Nov: 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Rose Barracks, Bldg 134, near room 117. 15 Nov: 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Grafenwoehr PX, near the main entrance. For further information, call DSN 476-2753, CIV 09662-83-2753 (Rose Barracks), DSN 475-6219, CIV 09641-83-6219 (Grafenwoehr) or email. If you cannot make these events, please come by one of the Education Centers; Rose Barracks, Bldg 223 and East Camp, bldg 538.

FAST Class Grafenwoehr 26 Nov - 7 Dec: Grafenwoehr Education Center, Bldg 538, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Soldiers who have redeployed since 1 Jan. 2012 will have priority in the FAST class; check with the Education Centers for details. Functional Academic Skills Training (FAST) provides Soldiers with instruction in reading, mathematics, and language skills and is an excellent tool to prepare Soldiers to raise their GT score. These classes are 60-hour long courses and are limited to twenty students per class. For more information please contact the Grafenwoehr Education Center at DSN 475-6219/6786 or the Rose Barracks Education Center at DSN 476-2653/3292.

FAST Class Rose Barracks 3 -14 Dec: Rose Barracks Education Center, Bldg. 223, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Functional Academic Skills Training (FAST) provides Soldiers with instruction in reading, mathematics, and language skills and is an excellent tool to prepare Soldiers to raise their GT score. This class is a 60-hour long course and is limited to twenty students. For more information please contact Rose Barracks Education Center at DSN 476-2653/3292 or Grafenwoehr Education Center at DSN 475-6219/6786.

The University of Oklahoma Masters Program The University of Oklahoma has open enrollment for students looking to earn a master’s degree. Enroll by 05 Nov. for 6400-228 Seminar in American History: The American Experience in Vietnam, running 4-9 Dec. All classes are face to face with instructors who fly in from campus in Norman, Oklahoma. For more information email Carla Miller or call DSN 476-2069, CIV 09662-83-2069.

Vilseck (RoseBarracks) National Test Center University of Maryland University College Europe *New Hours of Operation currently effective: M,W,F 08:30-12:30; T,TH 11:30-15:30* Test your way to success! Take your CLEP, DSST, GMAT and Pearson Vue exams at the National Test Center (NTC) on Rose Barracks, Vilseck. You can earn college credits quickly and affordably. University of Maryland University College Europe, in Vilseck (Rose Barracks),offers computer-based, on-site testing services to military and eligible civilians, making it easy to earn certifications, fulfill general education requirements, and get the credit you deserve! Free study resources areavailable at www.myarmyonesource.com, www.militaryonesource.com and installation libraries. For more information email: sanderson@europe.umuc.edu or call DSN476-2462, CIV 09662-834262.

University of Phoenix University of Phoenix is honored to serve military service members stationed in Europe by offering both MBA and Master of Arts in Education degree programs at several on-base locations near you. Classes meet one night a week. If you’re interested in developing managerial skills necessary to be effective in a rapid changing environment than the MBA program is for you. Face to face classes are one night a week in Vilseck from 5:30-9:30pm. Get started today by visiting www.phoenix.edu/militaryeurope or by calling, Fe Gehrels at DSN 475-6712 or CIV 09641-83-6712.

TDP (Testing Designated Positions) Class This class is for all Army Civilian Employees and Supervisors who are in positions that require mandatory drug testing.


20 Nov: ASAP-Building 621;1st Floor Conference Room. 1st Session: 9-11 a.m. (employees) 2nd Session: 1-3 p.m. (supervisors).

National Testing Center (NTC) News The NTC, operated by University of Maryland, will soon relocate to another location while renovations are being made at the Vilseck Education Center, Bldg 223. The date for the move has yet to be determined. It is highly recommended that persons interested in testing routinely contact the NTC at DSN 476-2462, CIV 09662-83-2462 to find out about availability of the facility. Contacting the NTC might prevent individuals from paying Pearson Vue a re-registration fee ($150+) in case the facility is not available due to their move to a different location or registering on line for exams outside normal operating hours. The Vilseck NTC only operates 20 hours per week and in the past individuals have registered for exams on line outside of established hours of operations.

School News Delayed Entry Program Attention High School Seniors, Class of 2013. Get in touch with us to discuss your future plans after High School. You are able to enlist now into the Delayed Entry Program (DEP) and lock down your training seats and other enlistment options for next summer. US Army Active or Reserve. Contact us by email or call DSN 475-9208, CIV 09641-83-9208.

Grafenwoehr Elementary School 26-30 Nov: The Used Book Fair will give students and parents a chance to browse through a fabulous selection of books, Spirit Wear and more. Hours will be daily from 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. The PTA is desperately seeking a few good books and is now accepting donations of gently used books, puzzles and games to benefit the Book Fair. Drop off all donations in the collection box in the school’s lobby. For more information contact Mrs. Garst at DSN 475-7133, CIV 09641-83-7133 or email her. School Office Hours School Hours Important Phone Numbers Mon.‑ Fri. 7 a.m.– 4 p.m. Mon.‑ Fri. 8:15 a.m.‑2:35 p.m. DSN 475‑7133, CIV 09641‑837133

Vilseck Elementary School Yearbook sales with a discount are still going on from now until Dec. 21. Packets were sent home. Please don’t forget to keep bringing in your Box Tops to our PTSA. Through 13 Dec: Presents for Poland. VES is asking for community-wide support in donating NEW Christmas presents to be hand delivered again this year to the Elim mission/orphanage, http://elimcenter.pl/# Over 100 gifts were donated last year! We would love to have more! Forms are in the school’s front office and by email to Paige Hall. 14 Nov: Family Library Night. 4pm-6pm in the VES library. Students and their parents may check out materials, take RC tests, work on homework and/or research. 14 Nov: Yearbook Cover Contest. Artwork must be turned in to homeroom teacher. Information was sent home with interested students. 15-16 Nov: No School. Parent/Teacher Conferences 20 Nov: Dining at the Ritz for 4th and 5th grade students 20 Nov: Awards ceremony for 4th and 5th grades 22-23 Nov: NO SCHOOL. Thanksgiving Break 27 Nov: Book Swap in the school’s main entrance 0900-10:30am 30 Nov: Popcorn Friday Fall Fest: The NES Booster club is sponsoring a family fun night!! Siblings and friends are welcome. There will be games, food, and prizes for all. It will be held in the MPR from 6-8 p.m. Parent/Teacher Conferences: Teachers are meeting with every family for the first quarter conferences. Please check out the Lost and Found as you go to your child’s class, we have a lot of items in it. Library: Our school librarian, Dinah Tague, would love volunteers to help out in the library. She needs people willing to wash books, straighten shelves, label books, take pictures, and create bulletin boards. Homework Club: For 3rd-5th grade on Tues. and Thurs. from 1445-1345 in room E2.122 with Ms. Hampton. Attendance: If your student is going will be late or absent, please email us at our new email address: NetzabergES.attendan@eu.dodea.edu OR call 09645-917-9184/9183, DSN 472-9184/9183 by 0830. Bus Office: If you have questions regarding bus transportation for your student, please contact Mr. Jimmy Avery or Mr. James Moss at the SBO office; CIV 09645-917-9254 DSN 472-9254.


Child Find: What is child-find screening? Preschool Child Find is a developmental screening for children ages 3-5 identifying children with developmental delays or other special education needs. For children under age 3 please contact EDIS at 09662-833221. What is the process? A Child Find team made up of the preschool special needs service provider, speech and language pathologists and the occupational therapist screen the children for developmental delays. These free screenings take place monthly. How does it work? Parent submits the Child Find questionnaire (which they can pick up in the office or find on the school website); they are set up with an appointment for the screening. When they come in for the screening the child must first pass a vision and hearing screen by our school nurse. Then they are screened by the team. If the child is suspected of having any delays the team will refer them for further formal evaluation. Why is it important? When learning challenges are identified at a young age, early intervention can help the child with learning tasks. If parents are interested, what do they need to do? They can go to the school’s website and find the link for Child Find. Under that link is a questionnaire they need to fill out and email back to the email address provided on the form. Someone will be in contact with them within 48 hours. If they do not hear back please contact the school at 09662 832812 and let them know what happened. (Just in case the email was rejected as SPAM) Audrey Reader Preschool Services for Children with Disabilities VES Teacher/Provider Attendance E-Mail It is the responsibility of the parent or guardian to notify the school when their child will be absent. If your child will be absent, please call DSN 476-2973 or 09662-83-2973. You can also e-mail the attendance clerk. Free, Online Tutoring All U.S. military families can receive free online tutoring, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Go to http://www.tutor.com/military for more information. School Office Hours School Hours Important Phone Numbers Mon.-Fri. 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Fri. 8:25 a.m.-2:35 p.m. CIV 09662-832812 / 832673 DSN 476-2812/2673 VES Vision: Vilseck Expects Success Continuous School Progress Goals: Goal 1: By 2016 all students will improve competency with numbers and operations as measured by increased performance on assessments. Goal 2: By 2016 all students will demonstrate improved reading comprehension through written and oral communication as measured by increased performance on assessments. School Office Hours School Hours Mon.‑Fri. 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.‑Fri. 8:25 a.m.‑2:35 p.m.

Important Phone Numbers CIV 09662‑832812 / 832673 DSN 476‑2812/2673

Netzaberg Elementary School 15-16 Nov: No School. Parent/Teacher Conferences 22-23 Nov: No School. Thanksgiving Break 28 Nov: 4th Annual NES Spelling Bee; MPR; 8:15 a.m. 5 Dec: K-2 Winter Music concert 6 Dec: 3-5 Winter Music concert Library: Our school librarian, Dinah Tague, would love volunteers to help out in the library. She needs people willing to wash books, straighten shelves, label books, take pictures, and create bulletin boards. Homework Club: For 3rd-5th grade on Tues. and Thurs. from 1445-1345 in room E2.122 with Ms. Hampton. Attendance: If your student is going will be late or absent, please email us at our new email address OR call 09645-9179184/9183, DSN 472-9184/9183 by 8:30 a.m. Bus Office: If you have questions regarding bus transportation for your student, please contact Mr. Jimmy Avery or Mr. James Moss at the SBO office; CIV 09645-917-9254 DSN 472-9254. Child Find: Netzaberg Elementary School’s Preschool Services for Child Development (PSCD) program is conducting screenings to identify strengths and concerns in a young child’s development. The free Child Find developmental screenings are provided for command sponsored children from age three to five years. Professional staff will screen motor, language, problem solving, social, and self-help skills, plus the child’s vision and hearing. For further information on Child Find developmental screenings at Netzaberg Elementary School, please call CIV 09645-917-9185 or DSN 4729185. Child Find developmental screenings are held at DoDEA schools to assist parents in identifying the early warning signs that put young children at risk for learning delays and provide crucial early diagnosis and intervention. Check us out on Facebook here. School Office Hours School Hours Important Phone Numbers Mon.- Fri. 7:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Mon.- Fri. 8:00 a.m.-.2:35 p.m. CIV 09645-917-9185/4 DSN 472-9184


Netzaberg Middle School 14 Nov: Fall Fest; MPR; 6-8 p.m. 15-16 Nov: No School – Parent-Teacher Conferences. 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Teachers from Netzaberg Middle School and Vilseck High School will be on hand at Netzaberg Middle School on the 15 Nov and Vilseck High School on 16 Nov to meet with parents. 20 Nov: 7th Grade Awards Assembly at 1:30 p.m. 22-23 Nov: No School – Thanksgiving Break 29 Nov: Parents and Pastries Chat – 9 a.m. Please be sure to RSVP by emailing Elizabeth Childs or calling DSN: 4729229/CIV:09645-917-9229 30 Nov: PTSA Bingo 6-8 p.m. in the MPR 1 Dec: 2nd Annual Reindeer Run. Activities begin at 8:30 a.m. We will be taking monetary donations and have a blanket drive for a local animal shelter in Weiden. Student Drop-Off: Parents, please remember that you must come in with your child when dropping them off after a doctor’s appointment or if they are tardy. Your child must be signed in on the clipboard in the front office before an admit slip will be given. This policy is a secondary means of accountability for both the office and you and your student. Art Club: Art Club has begun! We will meet once a month, right after school till 4:30 p.m., to create a new work of art. Future meeting dates are: Dec 5, Feb 6, Mar 6, Apr 3, May 1. Students can sign up for one or all of the art club meetings; see Ms. Geraghty for more information. Attendance: If your student will be late or absent, you must call the office NLT 9 a.m. The number for the office is DSN 472-9229, CIV 096459179229 or you may email. Bus Office: If you have questions regarding bus transportation for your student, please contact Mr. Jimmy Avery or Mr. James Moss at the SBO office; DSN 472-9254, CIV 09645-917-9254 Lunch Accounts: To use the online service you will need to set up an account at http://www.mealpayplus.com/. If you are new to the area you will need to open a Horizon account at the PX or the school cafeteria. All lunch concerns need to be addressed to AAFES. You can also logon to set up your child’s account. Please remember, applying for free and reduced‐price lunches is an annual process. To apply, you can take a current copy of the sponsor’s LES and the spouse’s pay stub (if employed) to CYSS Parent Central Services. Applications are available at CYSS Parent Central Services Rose Barracks, Bldg 224, East Camp (Grafenwoehr), Bldg 539, CYSS Fitness Zone East Camp (Grafenwoehr), Bldg.547, and local school . Find us on Facebook: Like our page and you will always have access to the most update information about your student’s school. We will also be able to upload photos from the various activities. Parent Volunteers: If you are interested in volunteering for the PTSA or other school committees, please contact the school. We welcome your support. POC: Email Tiffany. School Office Hours School Hours Important Phone Numbers Mon - Fri 7:30 a.m.–4 p.m. Mon-Fri 7:55 a.m.-2:40 p.m. CIV 09645-917-9232/9233/9229 DSN 472-9232

Vilseck High School 15 Nov: Parent Teacher Conferences – No School 16 Nov: Parent Teacher Conferences – No School 22 - 23 Nov: No School – Thanksgiving Holiday Parent-Teacher Conferences To better serve parents at USAG Grafenwoehr, teachers from Vilseck High School and Netzaberg Middle School will combine their conferences. All VHS & NMS faculty will hold conferences at Netzaberg Middle School, on 15 Nov, 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. On 16 Nov, all VHS & NMS faculty will be at Vilseck High School, from 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Mock Voting at VHS Any student who wants to vote in Vilseck High School’s mock presidential election must register ahead of time. Students have until 5 Nov. to register for the vote. Registration sheets are available from any VHS social studies teacher. Volunteers Needed Would you be interested in tutoring, coaching, being a mentor or classroom helper, or pitching in at the school store? If so, please send an e-mail to Danielle Massey, or call DSN 476-2864 or 09662-83-2864. Attendance E-Mail It is the responsibility of the parent or guardian to notify the school when their child will be absent. If your child will be absent, please call DSN 476-2573 or 09662-83-2573. You can also e-mail the attendance clerk. Free, Online Tutoring All U.S. military families can receive free online tutoring, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Go to http://www.tutor.com/military for more information. The VHS Mission: To provide an exemplary education that inspires and prepares all students for success in a dynamic, global environment. The VHS Vision: Falcons S.O.A.R. (Success, Opportunity, Achievement, Respect) School Office Hours School Hours Important Phone Numbers Mon.‑Fri. 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Mon.‑Fri. 8:10 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. CIV 09662‑832864 / Fax 09662-832480 DSN 476‑2864


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Flea markets Every Sat., 6 a.m. - 4 p.m., in 93059 Regensburg inside the building at Am Protzenweiher 27, ph 0941-82-933. The market will not take place on German holidays. Every second Sat. of the month: 6 a.m. - 3 p.m.: in 90443 Nuremburg, Großparkplatz (large car park) on Gugelstraße, corner Humboldtstraße. Every third Sat. of the month: 7 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. in 92224 Amberg, Kaufland-Parkplatz, An den Franzosenaeckern Every third Sun. of the month: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Trödel- & Jahrmarkt in 93073 Neutraubling (next to Regensburg), at the "Globus" DITY store, Pommernstraße 4.

Upcoming Bavarian Ski Club trips Come join the Bavarian Ski Club for skiing and snowboarding in the Alps. We are traveling to Kaprun, Austria 21-25 Nov. (Thanksgiving Weekend). Davos, Switzerland 18-21 Jan. We will also spend Sunday at the Salzburg Christmas Market on our Thanksgiving trip. Visit our website or send us an email at for more information. We meet on the first and third Tuesday each month at the Alte Post in Freihung at 6 p.m. Come join us for free pizza and to learn more about the club.

International Country Music Festival 16-18 Nov: at the Pullman City Fun Park in 94535 Eging am See, Ruberting 30 (ca. 100 km / 62 miles SE of Regensburg). Country Music is popular with many Germans and this event at the Western City is one of the biggest of its kind in southern Germany. A panel of music managers, experts from the music scene, journalists and radio DJs will judge the participants, and the winner can go on to win a record deal! All concerts are open to the public, so don’t miss your chance of a weekend filled with Country music. Pullman City is already closed for its season so there will be no shows or other entertainment except for the concerts. Entry to the ground is free. For further info call 08544-97-490. Tickets for the concerts only: 3 euros on Friday only, 5 euros for Friday and Saturday and 8 euros for all three days.

Diwali - Indian Festival of Lights 17 Nov: 2 - 10 p.m., in 90763 Fürth in the Grüne Halle at Krautheimer Straße 11, ph 0911-979-0060 (ca. 10 km / 6 miles west of Nürnberg). Take a trip into the magical world of India. The delicious smells, the vibrant colors, the fascinating dresses and the mouthwatering foods - it's a feast for the eyes, ears and stomach. Sample the foods, try the chai and lassi (yogurt drink), watch the dances, or buy some jewelry, furniture or cosmetics. You can also get a Henna tattoo or massages. Highlights include the fire show and acrobatics.

Jazz concert: Harald Rüschenbaum Trio feat. Don Menza 17 Nov: 8 p.m., in 92637 Weiden, in the Max-Reger-Halle, Dr.-Pfleger-Straße 17, ph 0961-48080. Don Menza, born in Buffalo, NY, has been an immense influence on the German Jazz scene since the mid-60s. Find out more via their homepage (the English version is still under construction). Tickets are 20 euros per person at the evening counter. Click for a map of suggested car parks. Organized by the Jazz-Zirkel (only GE).

Soul / rhythm & blues concert in Weiden 17 Nov: 8:30 p.m., in 92637 Weiden, at the Bistrot Paris, Sebastianstraße 2, ph 0179-784-2510. Wild Boy Heinz & the Pontiacs, a 13-piece band with the outstanding voice of Julia Häglsperger, cover songs from Curtis Mayfield, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Blues Brothers, Otis Redding, Earth Wind & Fire, and many others. Please be aware that the only parking spaces close to the Bistrot Paris are on the street, and it's usually pretty full. Click for a map of suggested car parks. If you missed them at Weiden's Bürgerfest, have a listen on YouTube.

Charity concert in Pressath 17 Nov: Grafenwoehr’s Buergermeister Waechter had the attached flyer sent out asking for widest dissemination. The Grafenwoehr mayor and the mayors of the surrounding towns are sponsoring a charity concert in Stadthalle Pressath at 7:30 p.m. Free entrance with a recommended donation. Joe Curtis, singer and entertainer, will be presenting his music together with the staff of Musikschule Grafenwoehr/Pressath.


Meteor shower 17-18 Nov: This weekend also constitutes the peak nights for the Lenoids meteor shower. Click here for some awesome photos. It is one of the better meteor showers to observe, producing an average of 40 meteors per hour at their peak. The shower itself has a cyclic peak year every 33 years where hundreds of meteors can be seen each hour. The last of these occurred in 2001. The crescent moon will set early in the evening, leaving dark skies for what should be an excellent show. Look for the shower radiating from the constellation Leo after midnight. More viewing tips.

Market of Ideas 18 Nov: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., in 90762 Fürth, Stadthalle, Rosenstraße 50, ph 0911-749-120. Over 200 exhibitors will present their hand-crafted goods and culinary delicacies. Walk along the various booths and choose from their interesting displays which include decorations, clothing, art, food and creative ideas for recreational activities. Take a look at intriguing jewelry from goldsmiths or fashion jewelers. Collectors will love the unique dolls and teddy bears on sale. More details are on the market’s Homepage (only in GE). It is highly recommended you use their public transport system (only GE): Best use the Park-and-Ride car park "Hardhöhe" along Solderstraße / Gaußstraße. From here, the U-Bahn (underground) will take you to the city center in just four minutes. Exit either at "Rathaus“ or "Fürth Hauptbahnhof“.

Exhibition of Egyption Figurine of Imhotep 18 Nov: 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., in 92637 Weiden, at the International Keramik-Museum (link with some English info), Luitpoldstraße 25. Click for a map of suggested car parks. From the Egyptian Museum in Munich, this figurine of Imhotep will be presented by Dr. Dietrich Wildung, followed by some snacks and engaging discussion. Imhotep was a renowned architect in ancient Egypt and was responsible for the world's first known monumental stone building, the Step Pyramid at Sakkara. Imhotep is the first architect history knows by name. Free entry!

Wildwochen: Gourmet Game Weeks Through 18 Nov: in 92287 Schmidmühlen (ca. 20 km / 12.5 miles NE of Hohenfels). These three participating restaurants will offer delicious game dishes: Gasthof ''Zum Goldenen Lamm'', Hauptstraße 10, ph 09474-540; Gasthof Pension "Lindenhof", Am Anger 1, ph 0947-495-1234; Gasthof "Im Vilstal", Schloss-Straße 10, ph 09474-94010.

A Christmas Carol musical 21 Nov: Come see the classic Christmas story of kindness and generosity…in German. 7:30 p.m., in 92224 Amberg, at the Stadttheater (city theater), Schrannenplatz 8, ph 0962-191-3-191. Ticket prices vary, of course, depending on your seat. Best free parking lots (click for map): at "Auf der Wiesen", the car park behind the Hotel Arcadia and the Kurfürstenbad (indoor swimming pool); the other one is the park block opposite Sulzbacher Straße 5. Both parking areas are only a tiny walking distance from Amberg's city center.

Jazz Concert: A Tribute to Ray Charles 23 Nov: 7:30 p.m., in 92224 Amberg, at the Stadttheater (city theater), Schrannenplatz 8, ph 0962-191-3-191. Ticket prices vary, of course, depending on your seat. Best free parking lots (click for map): at "Auf der Wiesen", the car park behind the Hotel Arcadia and the Kurfürstenbad (indoor swimming pool); the other one is the park block opposite Sulzbacher Straße 5. Both parking areas are only a tiny walking distance from Amberg's city center.

Oberpfalz Advent Market 8 Dec: In the Grafenwoehr Market Place, the Advent Market will showcase Christmas and wintery goods, music, a raffle, carriage rides and manger exhibitions. Food and drinks will be available. 2-10 p.m. Santa Claus and St. Nikolaus will be at the Advent Market starting 4:30 p.m. Bring your children and take pictures of your young ones receiving a Nikolaus bag with goodies.

Deep Purple on Tour Click here for the complete tour. Thu., 22 Nov., 8 p.m., in 60325 Frankfurt am Main, at the Festhalle / Messe, Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage 1. Tickets. Again, please consider parking your car in a P+R car park (interactive map and links, text only GE), and using the public transport system (in EN). Thu., 29 Nov., 8 p.m., in 86159 Augsburg, at the Schwabenhalle, Am Messezentrum 5 (ca. 80 km / 50 miles NW of Munich). Tickets.


Fri., 30 Nov., 8 p.m., in 80809 München / Munich, at the Olympiahalle, Spiridon-Louis-Ring 21 / Eingang Ost (east entrance). Tickets. The only car park is located at the Olympiapark: 80809 München, Olympiapark Parkharfe, SpiridonLouis-Ring 100. It is highly recommended you use the excellent public transport system. Sat., 01 Dec., 8 p.m., in 70327 Stuttgart, at the Porsche-Arena (aka Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle), Mercedesstraße 69. Tickets.

Maximum Rock Night Every first Saturday of the month: in 90441 Nuremberg, at the Hirsch, Vogelweiherstraße 66, ph 0911-429-414. Two DJs will rock the "Hirsch". Every party offers special surprises and different music styles on the second floor. Admission is only 6 Euros per person.

Fresh Produce/ Farmers’ Markets Note: If any of the listed days is a German holiday, the markets are usually held the day prior. In 92224 Amberg: every Wednesday and Saturday, 7 a.m.-12:30 p.m., on Marktplatz in front of the historic city hall. In 91522 Ansbach: every Wednesday and Saturday 8 a.m.-1 p.m., on MartinLuther-Platz. ***In addition to the regular fresh produce markets, local farmers offer their fresh goods every first and third Saturday of the month at the farmers market on Johann-Sebastian-Bach-Platz (same opening hours). Great opportunity to buy seasonal produce as fresh as it gets. In Bamberg: Monday thru Saturday, 7 a.m.-6 p.m., on Maxplatz. Closed on Sundays and German holidays. In Neumarkt: every Thursday and Saturday, in Untere Marktstraße. Thursday 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m.-1 p.m. In Parsberg: every Wednesday and Friday on Stadtplatz. Wednesday 7 a.m.midday, Friday 2-6 p.m. In Regensburg: every Saturday 7 a.m.-1 p.m., at the Donaumarkt (right next to the Eiserne Brücke / Iron Bridge). Closest car park is Unterer Wöhrd (and a short walk across Eiserne Brücke), or Dultplatz and Oberer Wöhrd (walk across the Steinerne Brücke / Stone Bridge and turn left). In 92637 Weiden: every Wednesday and Saturday 7 a.m. -12:30 p.m., Oberer and Unterer Markt / all around the Altes Rathaus (historic city hall, pedestrian zone). In 97070 Würzburg: Monday thru Saturday, 7 a.m.-1 p.m., on Rathausplatz. Closed on Sundays and German holidays.

Guided Tours 1 p.m. daily: Walking Tours of Nürnberg in English Nuremberg was once an imperial residence, powerful free imperial city and international trading center. The prosperous city provided the ideal basis for an active cultural and intellectual life and the arts: Even today numerous buildings, monuments and artworks still reflect its former importance. The guided tour through the Old Town offers information and insights on the castle, the fountains and wells, churches and art as well as the city itself past and present. Meeting point: Tourist Office at the Main Market Square (Hauptmarkt). Duration: approx. 2 ½ hrs. Price: 9 Euros per person, plus price of admission to castle (2 Euros pp). Children under 14 free in the company of their parents. 2 p.m. daily: Guided Tour of 91541 Rothenburg in English, of the most important sights in the historical district Meeting point: Market Square. Duration: 90 minutes. Fee: 6 Euros per person, payable cash to the tour guide 7 p.m. daily: Guided Tour in English of 91541 Rothenburg, with "The Executioner". Meet on Marktplatz, no prior booking required. The tours take place every day and cost 7 Euros per person. There are tours in German which start at 6 p.m., and also in English, starting at 7 p.m. If you click in the link and scroll down, you can watch a 5-minute promo clip for the executioner's tour (in English but with a lovely Franconian accent). The clip shows some interesting hidden places that you normally don't get to see. Every Wed. and Sat: 1:30 p.m.: Guided Tour of Regensburg, in English - "Experience a Historical City" In the course of this individually accented tour you get to know the Old City, with its patrician towered houses, the cathedral, the Old City Hall (all from the outside), the Stone Bridge and the Porta Praetoria. Our well-versed guides will be glad to answer any special questions you have, based on your own personal interests. Fees: Adults 8 Euros, Reduced 5 Euros , Families 12 Euros. Duration: 1.5 hours. Meeting point: Tourist-Information - Altes Rathaus, Rathausplatz, 93047 Regensburg, ph. 0941-507-4410. Closest free car parks are "Dultplatz" (Am Protzenweiher/ Oberpfalzbrücke); adjacent "Protzenweiher" (opposite Protzenweiher 27); neighbouring "Wöhrdstraße" (at Wöhrdstraße 18); and adjacent "Unterer Wöhrd" (Wöhrdstraße 60/62). There is also the "Donaumarkt" parking lot (Donaumarkt 1) which is "a walk across the bridge" closer than the "Wöhrdstraße" car park, but it's not free-of-charge, and it's blocked on Saturday mornings for the Regensburg produce market. From any of these car parks it's only a very short walk across one of the bridges, and you're there. BTW, did you


know you can get a map of Regensburg's city center from the Tourist Info for free? Go to the "Altes Rathaus" (old city hall) as directed by the brown signs, and ask for a copy. Every Friday: 7 p.m. The Nuremberg Nightwatch Tour, in English - with the night watchwoman Re-live history through original, funny and exciting stories with the historian Dr. Ute Jaeger aka the night watchwoman. Discover the traditional parts of Nürnberg and enjoy its most beautiful sights! Meeting Point is the fountain "Schöner Brunnen", Am Hauptmarkt, 90403 Nürnberg (in the pedestrian zone). Fees are 9 Euros pp. Every Saturday: 1 p.m. Guided Tour of 97070 Würzburg in English Your stroll starts at the Falkenhaus (location of the Tourist Info, ph 0931-372-398) with its elaborate Rococo facade, followed by a visit to the Marienkapelle (St. Mary's Chapel) featuring sandstone sculptures by Tilman Riemenschneider. Other highlights include the historical town hall building and the Romanesque cathedral "St. Kilian". From the bridge Alte Mainbrücke, you can enjoy fantastic views of the fortress Marienberg, the pilgrimage church Käppele and the famous vineyards. Tour lasts around 1.5 hrs, tickets cost 6 Euros per adult. Between 7 May and 29 October, additional English tours are held every Friday at 1 p.m. Every Saturday: 2 p.m. Guided Tour in English of Albrecht Dürer's House in Nürnberg’s historical city center, AlbrechtDürer-Straße 39 (in the pedestrian zone). Admission is 5 Euros (normal), 2.50. Euros (reduced) Famous painter Albrecht Dürer lived in Nürnberg (1471 – 1528) – you might know him best for his “Praying Hands” –, and his original residence in Nürnberg’s pretty city center has been converted to a museum. Every Saturday, an actress in historical gowns offers guided tours of the house in English, telling its history from the viewpoint of Dürer's wife Agnes. Every Saturday: 3 p.m. Guided Tour in English of the Church of St. Jacob's in 91541 Rothenburg. A public and free tour in English of the famous StJakobs-Kirche (church). You only pay the entrance fee for the church: 2 Euros for adults; 0.50 Euros for students, pupils; groups from 10 person: 1.50 Euros. No reservation necessary! Duration: ca. 45 minutes. Meeting Point: front row inside the church. Every Saturday: 8 p.m. Guided Tour in English with the Night-Watchman in 91541 Rothenburg on Marktplatz = Market Place. Take a walk back in time with the Night-watchman through the romantically-lit streets of Rothenburg. Meeting point is on Market Square, the tour lasts about 60 minutes. Fee is 7 Euros per person, payable in cash to the Night-watchman.

Useful links in English for everyday life in Germany Find German zip codes: German Post's website Find German phone numbers: Das Telefonbuch English Historic Germany: http://www.hhog.de/ Loads of information about Germany, language and customs: http://german.about.com/.

German-American Kontakt Club Event Calendar for Vilseck Kontakt If you are interested in participating in one of the events, please register with Daniel Koenig or sign up with the Vilseck Kontakt Club at the website by filling out the Mitgliedsantrag. (Member registration form)

Every Friday 7 p.m. Stammtisch at the Clubhouse - new location, Rose Barracks Bldg 301

Event Calendar for Grafenwoehr Kontakt More information, Call CIV 09641-83-7878, DSN 475-7878 or email.

Every Monday 7 p.m. Bowling at the Grafenwoehr Bowling Center.

Every Wednesday 7 p.m. Stammtisch at the Clubhouse.


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