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9 October 2013 u.S. army garrison BAVARIA–Tower Barracks/ Rose Barracks

COMMUNITY NEWSLETTER

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

We’re all happy to see our DA Civilians back at work, but the shutdown is still impacting the Army… …And a big way it’s affecting us is in PCS, TLA, TCS and TDY. These payments are currently not being processed:        

PCS Advances Dislocation Allowance Advances (DLA) Casual Pay Advances (Wounded Warrior) OHA Security Deposit or Rent Advances TDY after 30 Sept. PCS & Travel Settlements after 30 Sept Contract payments after 30 Sept. Pay Agents after 30 Sept.

These payments are being processed:      

Active & Reserve military pay and entitlements TLA (processed but no payments made until funding is available) Separation payments (processed but no payments made until funding is available) Collections Currency Exchange Cash Checks

For any questions regarding advance payments or PCS payments, please contact the Finance Office at DSN 475- 6957/7286/8651, CIV 09641-836957/7286/8651.

For all PCS moves: All PCS and ETS moves okayed and paid for before Oct. 1 are still functional. These personnel should expect to continue with their PCS/ETS as planned. But, anyone expecting to PCS who doesn't have a prepaid flight or approved TLA cannot currently receive money from the government for their move. Anyone who is currently waiting for their flight to be paid for or for their TLA to be approved must contact their gaining unit or they run the risk of being AWOL. TLA reimbursements will be processed but no payments will be made until there is funding. Do not use your personal credit card for lodging. Either use your government card or talk to the front desk of the lodging facility. For questions, please call finance and the Military Personnel Division (MPD.)


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

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Bavarian News online Head to BavarianNews.com to get timely news and see what events are happening in the community. Stories this week: Little troopers. Some of the smallest community members suit up as part of 2CR’s Family Spur Ride. Strong teams. In Hohenfels more than 40 on- and off-post organizations showcase positive, constructive activities in the local community. Pilgrim’s progress. Experience Dresden through Kurt Vonnegut’s eyes. Morale booster. With less than a month to go, AFAP officials are looking for input on ways to improve our community.

AER still available for emergency leave for Soldiers & their families As a Headquarters AER exception to policy during the current Government shutdown, AER will pay for the purchase of the airline ticket(s) for a Soldier and eligible dependents to travel on emergency leave between authorized locations as outlined in the JFTR. Funds to purchase the ticket(s) will be issued as a Grant. If the Soldier needs additional travel or other assistance, it is the AERO's discretion to provide assistance as either a loan, grant, or both based on the AERO's analysis of the Soldier's financial situation. To inquire about AER, call ACS at DSN 476-2650, CIV 09662-83-2650. Tomorrow will be a German Holiday and Service Members and Family Members will have to call the Red Cross since the ACS in Vilseck will be closed. The stateside number is 001-877-272-7337 (24/7) and they can use the Red Cross on Rose Barracks or Tower Barracks during business hours to initiate the call. This exception to policy is effective immediately and ends once the Government shutdown is over or otherwise rescinded. Use STAT Code GSD in Samaritan and STAT Code Govt Shutdown in netFORUM.

However… Army Emergency Relief (AER) down for system upgrades 11-15 Oct: Processing Army Emergency Relief (AER) at ACS will be unavailable from 11-15 Oct to field a new system. The local AER office will be available to assist Soldiers and their families in the preparation of their requests for assistance through the American Red Cross in the USA at 1-877-272-7337.

It’s CFC-O time again… Now-15 Nov: The 2013 Combined Federal Campaign-Overseas Europe (CFC-O) is starting again. CFC allows members of the community to donate to organizations and give to charitable organizations or give back to the community. Whether protecting the environment, honoring military veterans, advancing medical research, aiding refugees or providing job training to the homeless, the CFC-O has something for everyone. For more information please contact Christine Nunez by email or phone: DSN 475-6133, CIV 09641-83-6133.


Bulk Trash Pickup 21 Oct: Vilseck, Schlicht, Freihung, Sorghof (leased housing only) 22 Oct: Auerbach & Hahnbach (leased housing only) 22 Oct: Rose Barracks and Tower Barracks on post 28 Oct: Mantel and Steinfels 4 Nov: Netzaberg & City Eschenbach (North of B 470 & South of B 470) Trash must be curbside, in front of your home. Bulk Trash has to be out on curbside NLT 6 a.m. Pick-up is provided by contractors of the County Neustadt. What will be picked up? Everything, that is too big or too heavy to go into the normal refuse container, such as: Furniture, mattresses, carpets, washing machines, dryers, radios, TVs, ovens, stoves, bicycles, strollers, and other items which cannot be dismantled, torn or broken down to a size that would fit in the regular refuse container. Each single item should be no larger than 80x40x32 inches and should not be heavier than 110 lb. Bulk trash consisting of metal (i.e. bicycles, washers, dryers, stoves, etc.) and electronic equipment (such as large appliances, small appliances, cooling devices, information & telecommunications including entertainment equipment) should be put out separately next to the normal bulk trash. What will not be picked up? - Normal refuse, recyclable material, Yard waste like cut grass, branches, etc... - Hazardous waste - Tires, car parts, batteries, wrecked cars, motorcycles - Doors and windows (with or without glass), laminated floor, rouleaus - Construction debris - Night storage heaters Pick ups will be performed in three steps: 1. Combustible material: like upholstered furniture, mattresses, rugs, etc... 2. Electronic equipment: i.e. TV, PC, printer, scanner, radio, VCR, DVD player, monitor, vacuum cleaner, refrigerators and freezers (no permission sticker required anymore), etc… together with Household Metal items: i.e. bicycles, ironing boards, washer, dryer, dishwasher, stoves (oil stoves and oil barrels must be totally emptied) etc… 3. Salvageable wooden furniture: (i.e. bed frame, wardrobe, chair, table, etc….) Smaller electronic appliances (i.e. hairdryer, toothbrush, telephones, drilling machine etc.) should be brought to the drop off point “Company Bergler” in Weiherhammer, Etzenrichter Str. 2, Mon.-Fri. from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. hour, CIV 09605-92090. Any material not picked up must be removed by residents. For more, call your SORT Office at DSN 475-6664.

Bulk Trash Pickup – County Tirschenreuth For Erbendorf, Kastl, Kemnath, Kulmain & Thumsenreuth Pickup is performed by the County Tirschenreuth upon written request by the resident (“Sperrmuellabfuhr auf Abruf”). For a blank form contact your SORT Office at DSN 475-6664.

Bulk Trash Pickup – County Bayreuth For Speichersdorf Pickup is performed by the County Bayreuth upon individual written request by the resident per special application card (“Sperrmuellabfuhr auf Abruf”). To obtain a blank form of this special application card contact your SORT Office at DSN 475-6664.

Flu shots Now – 29 Nov: Health clinics in Rose Barracks and Tower Barracks have started taking walk-ins for the shot and nasal spray. Vaccinations will be administered to family members, HQDA civilians, and retirees at the Tower and Rose Barracks Health Clinics 8-11 a.m. Monday-Friday and 1-3 p.m. Monday-Thursday. DoDDS students will receive vaccinations at their respective schools. Students unable to receive vaccinations at their respective schools may be seen at their community health clinic on a case by case basis. Soldiers on Tower Barracks will receive their immunizations during first formations. Unit POCs should contact the Grafenwoehr Health Clinic Medical Readiness NCO, SSG Antonio, at 475-6142 to coordinate for immunizations. Soldiers on Rose Barracks will receive their immunizations from the Soldier Centered Medical Home (BLDG 701) starting on 2 Oct.


Our strength is our community! For additional information, please review the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website at: http://www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/keyfacts.htm

Fire Prevention Week Now-12 Oct: Cooking is the leading cause of home fires, according to the nonprofit National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). So, reduce fire hazards and “keep and eye on what your fry.”  Stay in the kitchen when you are frying, grilling, or broiling food. If you must leave the room, turn off the stove.  When you are simmering, baking, or roasting food, check it regularly, stay in the home, and use a timer.  Keep cooking areas clean and clear of combustibles (e.g. potholders, towels, rags, drapes and food packaging).  Keep children away from cooking areas by enforcing a “kid-free zone” of three feet around the stove.  If you have a fire in your microwave, turn it off immediately and keep the door closed. Never open the door until the fire is completely out. If in doubt, get out of the home and call the fire department  Always keep an oven mitt and a lid nearby. If a small grease fire starts in a pan, smother the flames by carefully sliding the lid over the pan (make sure you are wearing the oven mitt). Turn off the burner. Do not move the pan. To keep the fire from restarting, do not remove the lid until it is completely cool. Never pour water on a grease fire. If the fire does not go out, get out of the home and call the fire department.  If an oven fire starts, turn off the heat and keep the door closed. If the fire does not go out, get out of the home and call the fire department. .

Women, Infants, and Children Overseas Program (WIC) The DoD offers the WIC Overseas Program to eligible participants living overseas. The program provides you and your family with several important benefits: nutritious food, tips on how to prepare balanced meals, nutrition and health screenings, and access to other resources that help you and your family lead healthier lives. The program is available to eligible participants living overseas, including: civilian employees, DoD contractors, military members and their family. If you or your family member is pregnant, postpartum, breastfeeding an infant, or a child up to five years of age, please call our Tower Barracks WIC office in Bldg 213 for an eligibility screening, DSN 475-6821 or CIV 09641-83-6821. Or Rose Barracks, Bldg 221, DSN 476-3790 or CIV 09662-83-3790.

Quarterly Security Training: TARP, SETA, OPSEC & Antiterrorism L.1 The United States Army Garrison Bavaria (Antiterrorism and Security Divisions) along with the 66th Military Intelligence Group and JMTC Intelligence and Security, will be conducting the quarterly Community Security Awareness Training consisting of the Threat Awareness and Reporting Program (TARP), Security Education Training Awareness (SETA), Operation Security (OPSEC), and Anti-terrorism Level 1 Refresher Training. 1st Quarter FY14 Community Security Awareness Training Schedule: 23 Oct: Tower Barracks, Tower Theater, Bldg. 620. 10:30-11:30 a.m. (LN employees), 1:30-4 p.m. (US personnel) 24 Oct: Rose Barracks, Post Theater, Bldg. 354. 9-11:30 a.m. (US personnel), 1:30-2:30 p.m. (LN employees) This training is a mandatory annual requirement for all DoD personnel including Military, AF/NAF (both US and LN); U.S. Contractor employees are welcome.

Retiree Appreciation Day 25 Oct: The annual Retiree Appreciation Day will come to USAG Bavaria on 25 Oct. In Tower Barracks Bldg. 244 from 8 a.m.-3 p.m., retirees and family members will have the chance to renew ID cards, meet with JAG officers, receive medical checkups, get new information, make contacts and more.

AFAP Conference 13-14 Nov: The Army Family Action Plan Conference brings together Soldiers, family members and civilians to discuss how we can improve the garrison with local leadership and subject matter experts. If you have an idea on how to improve our community and would like to participate, please call ACS at DSN 476-2650, CIV 09662-83-2650.

SKIIES classes have resumed SKIES Classes to resume on Rose Barracks and Tower Barracks! SKIES classes on Rose Barracks and Tower Barracks will resume their regular schedule on 7 October. Further, SKIES classes are not impacted by furlough. Enrolled children will continue with their regular program until further notice. Thank you for your patience during the disruptions of programs. A full schedule of classes can be found online at https://webtrac.mwr.army.mil/webtrac/Grafenwoehrcyms.html For further questions or concerns please feel free to contact Parent Central Services at DSN 476-2760, CIV 09662-832760.


ICE QR code Now it’s even easier to submit ICE - Interactive Customer Evaluation 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 and Sexual Assault Hotlines Call the suicide prevention hotline number at DSN 118, CIV 09641-83-118. Visit our website for more on suicide prevention. Suicide prevention, sexual assault or just a friendly ear… you’re 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 09662-83-114, Sexual Assault Hotline DSN 475-4567, CIV 09641-83-4567 or DSN 476-3218, CIV 09662-83-3218 and Emergency Services DSN 117, CIV 09641-83-117.

Army Community Service (ACS) Contact Army Community Service (ACS) Tower Barracks, 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 usarmy.grafenwoehr.imcom-europe.mbx.acs@mail.mil for info.

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. 15 Oct: 10 Minute Makeover, 10 – noon, Rose Barracks, ACS, Bldg 221 22 Oct: Career Fairs 101, Interview Prep, 10 a.m. – noon, Rose Barracks, ACS, Bldg 322

Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) Have questions? Email EFMP directly. 9 Oct: EFMP 101, 3 – 4:30 p.m., Tower Barracks, Bldg 244, Room 219

Family Advocacy Program Hotlines to help: Domestic Violence 09662-83-3218 or 09641-83-5130. Please contact us for a complete listing of programs and services offered. 16 Oct: Community Meet and Greet, 9 a.m., Rose Barracks, Kristall Inn 16 Oct: Women’s Empowerment Group, 5 – 6 p.m., Tower Barracks, USO Bldg 150

Financial Readiness Services are also available by appointment. For more information on saving your money, you may contact your ACS Financial Readiness at 09662-83-2650 or 09641-83-8371. 9 Oct: Financial Literacy, 12 – 1 p.m., Tower Barracks, ACS Office Bldg 244 15 Oct: Scrooges Secrets, 11 – 12:30 p.m., Rose Barracks, ACS, Bldg 322 16 Oct: Coupon Class, noon – 1 p.m. Tower Barracks, USO, Bldg 150

Mobilization & Deployment Readiness 16 Oct: FRG Basic Course, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Rose Barracks, Bldg 134 23 Oct: FRG Care Team Training, 1 – 3 p.m., Rose Barracks, Bldg 134

New Parent Support Program Fridays, Through Oct 11: Great Expectations, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Rose Barracks, ACS Bldg. 322. (6 Sessions that meet on Friday mornings) 16, 30 Oct: Little Hearts Apart Club, 10 – 11:15 a.m., Rose Barracks, Bldg 322


Clinics and Informational Classes Every Tuesday: Breast Feeding Clinic, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. Play Groups Every Tuesday: Tower Barracks, Chapel Annex, 9:30 – 11 a.m. Every Wednesday: Rose Barracks, Chapel Annex, 9:30 – 11 a.m. Every Thursday: Netzaberg, Teen Center, 9:30 – 11 a.m. Newborn Network for parents with babies ages 0 through Walking Every Tuesday: Rose Barracks ACS, Bldg. 322, 1 - 3 p.m. Hospital Tours st Every 1 Wednesday (except for holidays): Visit Weiden Meet at 5:45 p.m. in the Weiden hospital lobby. th Every 4 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 p.m. in the Amberg hospital lobby.

Relocation Readiness 10 Oct: Successful PCS Moves 101, 1 – 2 p.m. Thursdays, Rose Barracks, ACS Bldg 322 16 Oct: Military Sponsorship: Train-The-Trainer, 2 – 3 p.m. Thursdays, Rose Barracks, ACS Bldg 322 16 Oct: Immigration Workshop, 11 a.m. – noon, Thursdays, Rose Barracks, ACS Bldg 322 18 Oct: Spouse Sponsorship: Train-The-Trainer, 1 – 2 p.m. Thursdays, Rose Barracks, ACS Bldg 322 18 Oct: Level 2 Newcomers Orientation “Welcome To Bavaria” Discover Amberg, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Rose Barracks, ACS Bldg 322 21 Oct: Level 1 Newcomers Orientation “Welcome To Bavaria” 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Rose Barracks, ACS Bldg 322 25 Oct: Level 2 Newcomers Orientation “Welcome To Bavaria” Discover Weiden, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Rose Barracks, ACS Bldg 322 Through 31 Oct: SGI/ATS Belly Dancing, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Thursdays, Rose Barracks, ACS Bldg 221 Every Tuesday: English as a Second Language, 10 a.m. – noon, Tower Barracks, Chapel Annex Every Thursday: English as a Second Language, 10 a.m. – noon, 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 / 017-4147-6846 or Tower Barracks 0152-0293-4290 / 0152-0241-5226, Mon-Fri, 8 a.m.- 8 p.m. 9 Oct: Emotional Cycle of Deployment, 1 – 2:30 p.m., Rose Barracks, ACS, Bldg 322 15 Oct: Building Resiliency In Children, 3:30 – 5 p.m., Rose Barracks, ACS, Bldg 322 18 Oct: Building Resiliency In Children, 1 – 2:30 p.m., Rose Barracks, ACS, Bldg 322

Walk a Mile in her shoes This event has been canceled

Exchange News Rose Barracks Burger King to cut down opening hours Starting 3 Nov: Until the return of 2CR, the Burger King in Rose Barracks will be closed on Sundays and will closed at 7 p.m. rather than 6 p.m. in the evenings, Monday-Saturday. Here are their new operating hours: Monday-Friday: 7 a.m.7 p.m.; Saturday: 8 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sundays: closed.

Exchange Offers Resources, Assistance for PCSing Service Members The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is making the PCS transition more affordable service members. The Exchange’s “PCS Headquarters” website, located at www.shopmyexchange.com, features several resources to help Soldiers and Airmen make a move as stress-free as possible. The site’s Get Connected function gives families a preview of local TV, Internet and telephone services available at their new installations. PCS Headquarters also connects families with Military OneSource, a place to find resources including childcare, personal finance, emotional support during deployments and relocation services. In addition, Military Homefront’s “Plan My Move” provides families with information on entitlements and benefits, checklists and planning tools, as well as information on employment and education. PCS Headquarters also offers downloadable, region-specific coupon books.


The Exchange Supports Healthy Kids in Lunch Program The Exchange supports the Healthy, Hungry-Free Kids Act by providing our school-aged children reduced fat foods. The Exchange will be providing healthier milk choices this coming school year in observance of the USDA’s implementation of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, which emphasizes the improvement of child nutrition as its focal point. The USDA has made sweeping changes in the nutritional quality of school meals to further reduce fat, sodium, and added sugars.

Office Source is closed The Tower Barracks Office Source is closed. Units and facilities must order their Self Service Supply Center (SSSC) through the new online Warehouse Ordering Web (WOW) program and the order is delivered to an Exchange store nearest to the customer for pick-up. See your local Exchange for details.

Volunteers and other help needed Youth sports coaches needed Fall sports starts next week and we still need coaches for cheerleading, soccer and flag football. Contact the Youth Sports and Fitness Office at DSN 475-6655, CIV 09641-83-6655 for an application today!

Volunteers needed for Native American Indian Heritage Month The Equal Opportunity Advisors are seeking volunteers to be committee members for the Native American Indian Heritage Month observance. Committee members will assist in the planning, coordination and execution of the events. This is an opportunity for community members to come together and represent the Native American culture. If interested, please contact the following EOAs by email or telephone. USAG Graf: SFC Gaillard (475-7215) janette.d.gaillard.mil@mail.mil; JMTC: SFC Fowler (475-8038) christopher.e.fowler10.mil@mail.mil; 2CR: SFC Thurman (476-5386) kenneth.r.thurman4.mil@mail.mil. Meetings will take place 16 & 30 Oct. and 6, 13 & 20 Nov. at Tower Barracks Bldg. 537, 2:30 p.m.

Paid music & fitness instructors needed CYSS SKIES Unlimited is looking for talented, experienced and self motivated individuals with a love for children and teaching. SKIES is looking for instructors in music (piano, strings i.e. violin, viola & guitar), all levels of gymnastics and tumbling, Kindermusik, swimming, and Mommy/Daddy and Me Fitness. If you are interested in earning money doing something you love please contact Tammy Weightman, the SKIES director.

Upcoming events at the Red Cross Please contact the Red Cross for registration and course details at Rose Barracks Red Cross CIV 09662-83-1760 DSN 476-1760, Tower Barracks Red Cross CIV 09641-83-1760 DSN 475-1760.

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, Tower Barracks Red Cross CIV 09641-83-1760 DSN 475-1760.

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 at DSN 476‑ 2650, CIV 09662‑ 83‑ 2650.


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

Bavaria Community and Spouses' Club events Go to their Facebook page for upcoming events and club news. Over the summer the Grafenwoehr Community and Spouses Club (GCSC) disbanded and turned over its assets to the Vilseck Community and Spouses Club (VCSC). The Vilseck Community and Spouses Club is undergoing a name change and will now be the Bavaria Community and Spouses Club (BCSC) which will serve our entire community including Tower Barracks and Rose Barracks.

Limited care at Grafenweohr CDC Due to staff shortages, Grafenwoehr CDC will offer limited infant hourly child care during the month of August. If you are unable to reserve hourly care online, contact the Parent Central Office at DSN 476-2760, CIV 09662-83-2760 for assistance.

Bayern Rangers hockey team The Bayern Rangers ice hockey team is looking for new players. The team invites interested players to practice: Wed, Oct. 2, 5:45 - 7:15 p.m. in Amberg Sat, Oct 5, 6:30 – 8 p.m. in Mitterteich Sun, Oct 27, 4:15 – 5:45 p.m. in Mitterteich. To join in the fun, just show up. Players must provide their own equipment and chip in to cover the cost of ice time -- normally 10 euro for a 90 minute skate. For more info please see the team page at www.facebook.com/bayernrangers.

Weekly activities All activities are from 6-10 p.m. at the Tower Barracks Warrior Zone, Bldg. 153. Call DSN 475-4309, CIV 09641-83-4309 for more. Tuesdays: Movie Nights. Grab some popcorn and put up your feet every Monday. Feel free to suggest films you want to see! Wednesdays: Texas Hold ‘Em. Think you’re good at cards? Prove it every Wednesday. Fridays: Pool Tournaments. Compete to be crowned the weekly billiards champ. Pool tables are also available upon request.

Sundays are Family Bowling days Sundays: Every Sunday from 2-8 p.m. at the Tower Barracks Bowling Center, kids bowl for $.50 and adults bowl for $1.75. At the Rose Barracks Bowling Center, we offer “All you can Bowl” for one low price. Call the Bowling Centers for more details.

Southern Comfort Dinner 9 Oct: Come enjoy some Southern-style comfort foods like fried chicken and okra. 5 - 8 p.m. Tower Barracks Patton Fireside Lounge, Bldg. 209.

Survey your World – Military History Group Meeting 9 Oct: History nerds unite! October’s Topic is the Napoleonic Wars (Battle of the Nations, October 16-19, 1813). There will be short presentations and great historical discussions. Come share your knowledge and enthusiasm. Volunteer presenters are also need. Contact the Tower Barracks Library at DSN 475-1740, CIV 09641-83-1740 for details. 5:30 6:30 p.m., Tower Barracks Library, Bldg. 445.

One Act Show 9 Oct: A special onetime only preview of our One Act Competition piece, “Where Have All the Lightening Bugs Gone?” And, tonight is Soul Food Night at the Patton Fireside Lounge, so grab dinner and come watch our show! Free Admission. Tower View Conference Center, Bldg. 209, 7 p.m.


BINGO! 10 & 14 Oct: Try your luck with America’s number one game, BINGO! This is your chance to win big while also enjoying a delicious dinner. Only ID Card Holders 18 and older, please. Doors open at 5 p.m. early bird 6 p.m., regular 7 p.m. Tower View Conference Center, Bldg. 209.

3D Movie Night 10 Oct: Enjoy a 3D movie and some popcorn in our mini movie theater! If you would like to bring in your own 3D movie, a staff member can help you coordinate this as well! Rose Barracks Warrior Zone, Langenbruck Center, Bldg. 612, 7 p.m.

Operation Rising Star Finale 11 Oct: Come support your friends, colleagues and family during the last competition to see who will represent USAG Bavaria in the national competition. Free admission. The Zone Sports Bar, Langenbruck Center, Bldg. 607, 7 p.m.

Columbus Day No Tap Bowling tournament 11-13 Oct: Sign up for this fun challenge no tap tournament. $20 entry fee. Contact the Rose Barracks Bowling Center for more details, DSN 476-2576, CIV 09662-83-2576.

Auditions for “Patchwork” 15-16 Oct: Casting for four adults or more! “Patchwork” is a cleverly designed ensemble of old fashioned fables and contemporary foibles. The show is a challenge; the actors will play 41 roles in 14 mini scenes. Performances will be held in December. Interested? Contact the Performing Arts Center at DSN 475-6426, CIV 09641-83-6426. Auditions are at 7 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center, Tower Barracks Bldg. 103.

Dart Tournament 18 Oct: We’re breaking out the Darts, all you have to do is prove you’re the best at hitting that bull’s eye! Easy right? Open to all US ID Card Holders, ages 18 and over. Rose Barracks Warrior Zone, Langenbruck Center, Bldg. 612, 7 p.m.

Pink up the Pace run 19 Oct: Netzaberg Middle School is hosting a charity fun run in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Head to the Tower Barracks gym for an under-six 400m run, over-six miler and 5k run/walk for all grownups and big kids. Registration is from 8-9 a.m. and the 5k starts at 10 a.m. with the smaller runs in between. Everyone is encouraged to war pink from head to toe and bring a few bucks to donate to the Landstuhl Fisher Houses, a home away from home for the families of Soldiers undergoing treatment at the medical center.

CYSS presents …Rock Band Contest 2013 The Rose Barracks Youth Center is taking the critically acclaimed video game and turning it into a full-scale battle of the bands. Local winners will then battle champions from other European Garrisons! Youth in grades 6-12 may participate. The Netzaberg Youth Center starts their Contest on 21 Oct. Rose Barracks Youth Center, Bldg. 1706.

Upcoming MWR day trips Call Grafenwoehr Leisure Travel Services, DSN 475-7402, CIV 09641-83-7402 for more and to sign up for a fun day trips around Europe.

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 Facebook page. Hidden Treasures Thrift Shop: Bring your gently used items to Bldg 221 on Rose Barracks.*The October sales are: All GREEN tagged items are 25% off! Super Summer CLEAROUT! Sandals, tank tops, shorts & t-shirts are 75% off! All Sales Apply to Color Tags Only. Time to keep warm and save on coffee & tea items, coffee makers, tea pots,


coffee cups, tea cups, etc. 25% off! Open 10am to 2pm Tues, Wed &Thurs. Open Saturday 12 Oct. DSN 476-2649, CIV 09662-83-2649, or email for more information. Volunteers and donations are always welcome!

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Facility & Road/Openings/Construction/Closures Closure of Snake Road Now – 30 Nov: The road is closed so the Bundesforst can clean the area of downed tress caused by the strong winds. (This is the road that runs along the south boundary of the installation).

Partial closure of Tower & Rose Barracks post offices 9 & 10 Oct: Tower and Rose Barracks Postal Service Centers (PSC) Finance Sections will be closed on alternating dates to accommodate a major upgrade to their USPS retail equipment. The upgrade will benefit mail services provided to customers including front door service and mail tracking online. Rose Barracks PSC: USPS Finance (Sending Mail) CLOSED on Wednesday, 9 Oct. Tower Barracks PSC: USPS Finance (Sending Mail) CLOSED on Thursday, 10 Oct. Services that will continue on these dates are in-coming Mail Delivery (Parcels, Letters, and Magazines) and full Official Mail Services. We will accept MPS parcels and letters that require no postage. We apologize for an inconveniences and thank you for your patience and understanding during this era of challenges.

Rose Barracks Fitness Center closure 11 Oct: The Rose Barracks Fitness Center will be closed on this Training Holiday Friday for annual cleaning of ceiling ventilation elements; detailed maintenance/service of all equipment; and, annual contracted facility cleaning services. We apologize for the inconvenience, and ask for the community's understanding as we undertake these measures to ensure safety and hygiene standards are met. The Tower Barracks Fitness Center will be open.

Central Issue Facility (CIF) one-week closure 21-25 Oct: CIF in Rose Barracks and the CIF Annex in Hohenfels will be closed this week. Both facilities need to conduct a 100% inventory and will not be able to provide any customer service during those days. The units are kindly asked to plan the OCIE or RFI needs accordingly.

Religious Weekly Bible Study Velburg Truth Center meets for Bible Study every Wednesday at 7 p.m. In addition to weekly Bible Study, we also have church service every Sunday at 11 a.m. We are located at Alleeweg 2 Velburg, Germany 92355. Please email Brenda Means or call 0172-892-3771 for more.

Off post church services Eschenbach - Roman Catholic Mass Saturday services at St. Laurentius: 6 p.m. (1st Mass of Sunday) Sunday services at St. Laurentius: 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Monday services at St. Laurentius: 6 p.m. Tuesday services at Apfelbach: 6 p.m. Wednesday services at St. Laurentius: 8 a.m. Thursday services at St. Laurentius: 4:15 p.m. (geared toward children)


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. Goessenreuth Thursday services at Michaelskapelle: 7 p.m. during winter, 7.30 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. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Sunday services at Grafenwoehr, Vilseckerstr. 7. 9:30-10:40 a.m. Sacrament, 10:50-11:30 Sunday School, 11:40-12:30, Preisthood/Relief Society. Grace Baptist Church in Grafenwoehr Sunday services in Grafenwoehr at Alte Amberger Str. 43, 92655.GrowGroups (Sunday School): 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship: 10:45 a.m. Evening Bible Study: 6 p.m. Homegroups in various locations during the week. New Covenant Christian Fellowship (Non denominational service) Robert Bosch Strasse 10, Vilseck, Germany 92249 Intercessory Prayer, 9 a.m., Sunday Service 10a.m., Wednesday Service 7 p.m.

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: Tower Barracks Chapel: DSN 475-1570, CIV 09641-83-1570. Rose Barracks Chapel: DSN 4761570, CIV 09662-83-1570.

Adult Education / Training Tuition Assistance suspended Due to the government shutdown, the Tuition Assistance (TA) program has been suspended. Until further notice, all Soldier accounts in GoArmyEd will be placed on hold and they will not be able to process any new TA requests. For questions related to TA or Education Center programs and services, please call DSN 476-2753, CIV 09662-83-2753.

FAST Classes 24 Oct-6 Nov: FAST Classes are at the Rose Barracks Education Center, Bldg. 223, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The registration period for these classes is from 02 Oct 13 until the last working day before the particular class begins. 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 the Rose Barracks Education Center at DSN 476-2653/3292.

Army Education Centers – contract ends The current support services contract for Army Education Centers in Europe has ended. Unfortunately, the contract change-over will impact the delivery of education center support services in the following USAG Bavaria communities: Rose Barracks, Tower Barracks, Hohenfels, and Garmisch. PLEASE NOTE: evening college classes and office hours for local college representatives are NOT affected by this issue. Effective 23 Sept., the USAG Bavaria Army Education Centers will have reduced operational hours for general services until further notice. For Soldiers who are out processing or have other urgent matters, they can contact their local education center to schedule an appointment with the Education Services Officer or Specialist (Rose Barracks; 476-2753, Hohenfels, 466-2668). Appointments for DANTES, Army Personnel Tests, and other testing will potentially not be available until after Oct. 7. As an alternative for proctored college testing, check with the National Test Center (NTC) at


the Rose Barracks Education Center; 476-2462, civilian 09662-83-2462. These services, as well as general education counseling, GoArmyEd portal account/TA issues resolution, FAST classes, and computer lab services will resume as soon as possible. Updates to the community will be announced as services are restored. We thank you for your patience and understanding.

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Today, a degree isn’t a nice-to-have - it’s a must-have. If you work in the aircraft maintenance field and are ready for advancement, Embry-Riddle can help. Our Bachelor in Aviation Maintenance degree lets you build on the skills you already possess, while laying the foundation for greater accomplishments. Students will specialize in one of two maintenance functions: Management or Safety. Plus, students gain a solid core of courses in general education, which prepares graduates for success in any industry, not just aviation. For more information on this program or other degree programs ERAU has to offer, contact the Hohenfels office at DSN 466-4139, CIV 09472-83-4139 or email Hohenfels@erau.edu.

University of Maryland University College – Europe UMUC Europe offers Associates, Bachelors and graduate-level degrees in a convenient online or face-to-face format. Apply at the USAG Grafenwoehr Education Center located on Rose Barracks, Bldg. 223. UMUC offers many financial aid opportunities including FASFA, Tuition Remission, scholarships and Book Awards. Contact us at DSN 476-2462 or CIV 09662-83-2462 or visit our website at www.ed.umuc.edu for more information. You can also “Like” us on Facebook.

University of Oklahoma The University of Oklahoma will soon be offering a Master of Education program. The 36 credit hour program focuses on Instructional Leadership and Academic Curriculum. Courses will be offered on-site by professors from the University of Oklahoma's main campus. OU is currently conducting a survey for planning and scheduling purposes. If you are interested in the Masters of Education degree and would like to have input into courses offered locally please visit GoOU.ou.edu to complete the survey. The direct link to the survey is http://survey.outreach.ou.edu/public/survey.php?name=MEd_Program_Survey_. Your feedback is very important. For more information about the Master of Education degree or any of our other Master's degree programs, call DSN 4762069, CIV 09662-83-2069, or visit us in Bldg 223 on Rose Barracks.

National Test Center (NTC) new hours University of Maryland University College-Europe’s National Test Center (NTC) is now open Monday-Friday 20 hrs/wk from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.! Finish your degree faster by taking advantage of the many exams that are being offered at the NTC. The NTC offers computer-based exams for college credit including CLEP, DSST, GMAT, IT certifications, and many other professional certification exams. The NTC is excited to offer all five modules of the GED in a computer-based format. Call Kristin Wright at DSN 476-2462, CIV 09662-83-2462, or email her to schedule an appointment.

Central Texas College CTC provides soldiers and their families with associate degree programs in many Vo-Tech career fields with both face-toface classes and distance learning (online) classes. In the USAG Grafenwoehr community, there are currently three faceto-face programs running continuously year-round. For more, email CTC field representative Chuck Sligh or call DSN 476-2362, CIV 09662-83-2362.

School News VFW Patriot’s Pen and Voice of Democracy scholarships Deadline 1 Nov: The VFW has two scholarships available for high school and middle school students. Students in 6-8th grade are eligible for the Patriot’s Pen scholarship. Forty-six applicants will win scholarships ranging from $500-5,000. This year’s essay theme is “What Patriotism Means to Me.” You can find the application guidelines and form here. High schoolers are eligible for a $30,000 scholarship and $1,000-16,000 scholarships. Their essays’ theme is “Why I’m Optimistic about our Nation’s Future.” Application guidelines and form is here.

VFW Teacher of the Year Award nomination Deadline 1 Nov: Do you know a teacher devoted to education, their country and community? You can nominate them for the VFW Teacher of the Year Award. Teachers will be judged in K-5, 6-8 and 9-12 categories. Those nominating the must describe in 350 words or less why the educator deserves the honor. You can find more on how to nominate here.


Grafenwoehr Elementary School 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. Box Tops: Please don’t forget to keep bringing in your Box Tops to our PTSA. PCSing soon?: Please contact our registrar for the last day notice paperwork. DSN 475-6132, CIV 09641-83-6132. Please remember if you wish to hand carry records to your child’s new school we will need 5 working days notice along with the last day notice. School Office Hours School Hours 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 14 Oct: NO SCHOOL. Columbus Day. 15-17 Oct: School Pictures. Packet information will be sent to parents. 24 Oct: PTSA & VES faculty present our Fall Festival 4-7 p.m. Food, games, and prizes. A family event. st 31 Oct: End of 1 Quarter. 1 Nov: No School. Teacher work day. nd 4 Nov: Start of 2 Quarter. 7-8 Nov: Parent Conferences. 11 Nov: No School. Veterans’ Day th th 12 Nov: Award Ceremony in the gym for 4 and 5 graders. 14 Nov: Dining at the Ritz. Grade 4 and grade 5 students and their parents will be invited. 28-29 Nov: No School. Thanksgiving Break 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 09662-83-3221. 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) 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 Important Phone Numbers Mon.‑Fri. 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.‑Fri. 8:25 a.m.‑2:35 p.m. CIV 09662‑83-2812 / 2673, DSN 476‑2812/2673

Netzaberg Elementary School 11 Oct: School-wide Volksmarch. 8:30-10 a.m. Route throughout Netzaberg. Join us! 14 Oct: NO SCHOOL. Columbus Day. st 31 Oct: End of 1 Quarter. P.E.: Mr. Gray, our P.E. teacher, is asking for old sport shoe donations of all sizes. Many kids forget their sport shoes and this way Mr. Gray can loan them a pair for class. All sizes welcome. 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. Attendance: If your student is going to 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: Do you have questions about your child’s development (ages 3-5 years)? For further information on Child Find developmental screenings at Netzaberg Elementary School, please call CIV 09645-917-9185 or DSN 4729185.


Check us out on Facebook here. School Office Hours School Hours Mon.- Fri. 7:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Mon.- Fri. 8 a.m.-.2:35 p.m.

Important Phone Numbers CIV 09645-917-9185/4 DSN 472-9184

Netzaberg Middle School 9 Oct: Club Beyond Character Development Featuring Phil Stacey, MPR, 1:45-2:40 p.m. 14 Oct: No School - Columbus Day 17-18 Oct: Flu Shots for Students/Staff 19 Oct: Pink up the Pace Fun Run - 8-9 a.m. Registration at Grafenwoehr Fitness Center New phone system at NMS! The school has a new phone system installed. Please call the school at CIV 09645-9179229 DSN 472-9229, and you will be connected to an auto attendant. Are you PCSing soon? Please give Mrs. Ferdinand-Bessant a call so that she can assist you with your transition. 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. 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. School Office Hours Important Phone Numbers Mon - Fri 7 a.m. - 4 p.m. CIV 09645-917-9229 DSN 472-9229

Vilseck High School 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. VHS Facebook Page Vilseck High School updates and pictures are always available at our Facebook page. 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

Was ist Los? Get involved in the local scene *** Does not indicate endorsement by the U.S. Government **

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.

Oktoberfest in Eschenbach 12 Oct: Eschenbach has its own Oktoberfest this weekend. Come enjoy the festivities closer to home. Oktoberfest Eschenbach 8 p.m. at Gasthaus Wick, Eschenbach, Markt Erlbach.

Halloween at Burg Frankenstein 19 Oct-4 Nov: Do you love to get scared? Spend a few hours at Burg Frankenstein to be entertained by the stage shows and rattled by the 99 monsters lurking throughout the castle. Doors open at 8 p.m. Booking ahead might be a good idea. To do so and to get more info, visit here.

Tough Mudder in Berlin 19 & 20 Oct: Prove your grit. There’s a Tough Mudder in Berlin 19 & 20 Oct. and you can still sign up. You can sign up as a late entry or final entry on either Saturday or Sunday. Register and get all your info here.

Off-post movies in English Want to see a movie that’s not playing on post? Two movie theaters in Nuremberg play films in OV (original version),


which for American movies, means in English. Check out the Roxy, a small theater with only two screens, or Cinecitta, a larger theater with some films playing in OV.

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, Friday and Saturday, 7 a.m.-12:30 p.m., on the Marktplatz. In 91522 Ansbach: every Wednesday and Saturday 8 a.m.-1 p.m., on Martin-Luther-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 Segway Tours The latest craze is guided tours through a city on a Segway. Various cities and locations offer those already; some regularly, some only on special occasions. These cities offer regular tours in German - contact them to see if they will do tours in English: Bamberg: ph 0911-933-250 or 09133-768-7819; Garmisch-Partenkirchen: ph 0173-4444-948; Munich: These groups lead tours in English. Segway Tour Munich and City Segway Tours; Nürnberg: 0911-933-250 or 09133-768-7819; Regensburg: Segway Tour Regensburg. Most large cities now offer Segway tours, for example Mindways Segway City Tours (in EN) has routes in Berlin, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Köln, Lübeck, and Travemünde. 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. You can get a map of Regensburg's city center from the Tourist Info in the "Altes Rathaus" (old city hall) for free. 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 The Vilseck Kontakt Club meets every Friday at 7 p.m. for Stammtisch at the Club House, Rose Barracks Bldg. 301. Those interested in the Vilseck Club please register with Daniel Koenig or sign up with the Vilseck Kontakt Club at the website by filling out the Mitgliedsantrag (Member registration form). The Grafenwoehr Kontakt Club meets every Monday for bowling at the Grafenwoehr Bowling Center and every Wednesday for Stammtisch at the Clubhouse. For more on the Graf Club, call CIV DSN 475-7878, 09641-83-7878 or email.

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