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magazine april may june

2011

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BAVARIAN AMERICAN magazine april - may - june 2011

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Comprehensive Soldier Fitness Family and MWR Contact Information 35 Month of the Military Child Activities Back Cover

NAF Support Management Monika Daugherty

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What is Comprehensive Soldier Fitness? Why is it Important? Comprehensive Soldier Fitness represents the Army’s investment in the readiness of the force and the quality of life of our Soldiers, Family members and Civilians by giving the same emphasis to psychological, emotional and mental strength that we have previously given to physical strength. The program takes a holistic approach to fitness by optimizing five dimensions of strength: Physical, Emotional, Social, Spiritual and Family. The program uses individual assessments, tailored virtual training, classroom training and embedded resilience experts to provide critical skills Soldiers, Family members, and Army Civilians need. CSF marks a new era for the Army by equipping and training Soldiers, Family members, and Army Civilians to maximize their potential and face the physical and psychological challenges of sustained operations. We are committed to a true prevention model that enhances resilience and coping skills needed in today’s Army. Resilience is the ability to grow and thrive in the face of challenges and bounce back from adversity. Strong Resilient Trained


USAG Garmisch -- Soldier & Family Programs

Army Community Service Again this year! ACS Operation Baby Shower To celebrate April being the Month of the Military Child, as well as Child Abuse Prevention Month, the Army Community Service Family Advocacy’ s New Parent Support Program invites you to our second Operation Baby Shower. This event combines fun with education and is tailored to expectant couples and families with children up to the age of three. Among fascinating presentations by experienced community speakers, participants will be eligible for exciting give-aways, including educational toys and books. Pre-registration is required. The event will be held at the Chapel’s conference room on April 14 from 10 a.m. - Noon. Free child care space is available at CDC. Please call 750.2684. Must be registered with CDC to qualify for no-cost care. Light refreshments will be served. New! M.O.M’s walk against child abuse Join Move on Mondays group (M.O.M) for a special walk and give your full support for a great cause – April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. Meet us in front of ACS, Building 203 at 10:15 a.m. on April 25. There will be a small fun-filled surprise for your little one at the end of the walk. For more details about this Family Advocacy Program/New Parent Support event, please contact ACS at DSN 440-3777 or CIV 08821750-3777. New! Becoming LOVE & LOGIC Parent Curriculum If you liked Love and Logic’s “Early parenting made fun” for children up

to the age of 6, you will love to learn how to effectively parent your child through middle school and teenage age years. America’s most practical and entertaining parenting program is designed to give you practical skills that will increase your odds of raising respectful and responsible children. This seven-week program developed by the Love and Logic Institute, Inc. helps you find specific answers and actions for some of those difficult moments in child rearing. “ How do I get them out of bed in time to catch the school bus?” “ How can I stop my children from bickering and fighting?” “ How do I get my children to help with the chores without an argument?” “ How can I get my teenage daughter to come home at the agreed-upon time?” “ How can I help my youngster to resist society’s pressures to experiment with drugs, alcohol, promiscuity and other dangerous behaviors?” “ And many other day-to-day parenting challenges.” Visiting grandparents and caregivers are welcome to attend, too! The program will be held in Building 203, room 6 on May 4, 11, 18, 25 and June 1, 8, 12 from 12 - 1 p.m. and again at 7 - 8 p.m. to accommodate your work and family schedule. To find out more and register, please contact ACS New Parent Support Program at DSN 440-3777 or CIV 08821-750-3777 New! MOVIE TIME Join New Parent Support Program’s Movie Time to view and discuss some of the most fascinating documentaries about parenting and childbirth: May 5 from 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Building 203, room 6 – “Babies (2010)” – Even your children will enjoy this movie. Described as “ visually stunning video simultaneously follows babies around the world from first breath to first step. From Mongolia to Namibia to San Francisco to Tokyo, BABIES joyfully captures on film the earliest stages of the journey of humanity that are at once unique and universal to us all”. Runs 1hr 19 min. May 19 from 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Building 203, room 6 – “Business of Being Born (2008)” -This must see documentary film “explores the contemporary experience of childbirth in the United States. It compares various childbirth methods, including midwives, natural births, epidurals, and Cesarean section. Runs 1 hr 27 min New! International Children’s Day June 1. Bring your child outdoors to Celebrate International Children’s Day for a fun-filled day with age-appropriate games and play. Ideal for children up to pre-K age. We will meet at the nearby Loisach park 9:30 -11 a.m. Call ACS New Parent Support Program for directions at DSN 440-3777 or CIV 08821750-3777.

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“The Crafts Tree” Furniture Building/ Restoration Service Bring your piece in need of repair in for a cost-free assessment. We do home visits for larger furniture or custom building. Upholstery and restoration of old pieces can also be done. Take our Upholstery Class. Learn how to re-upholster chairs, sofas, etc. Bring your own furniture as a class project. By appointment only. Fee: $35. Adults only Sewing Services Have you never been good with a sewing machine or have no time to do it? Let the Crafts Tree’s qualified staff do it for you. Hand-Crafted Gifts The shop has a great variety of hand-made crafts items on display. Come check it out. Portrait Services Visit the Crafts Tree’s Portrait Studio for your next family portrait! We offer various package options. You also have the opportunity order a CD with your entire portfolio. Schedule a professional outdoor portrait session and take your picture in your favorite Garmisch locations. Please book in advance at DSN 440-3475 or CIV 08821-7503475. Children’s basic sewing machine class “MOTHER’S DAY PILLOW” May 3 - 4, from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. This is a class for children to learn how to use a sewing machine. We will make a handmade pillow in “chenille technique.” Fee: $32. Maximum is 6 kids. Please sign up in advance. Sewing Class “LITTLE GIRLS OUTFIT” Wednesdays, May 4, 11, 18, 25 and June 1, from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. Level: beginner and up Turn your fabric stash into wearables for your little ones. With a variety of fabrics, trims and notions, you can create a unique outfit for your little girl. We will have a pattern available, you may also bring an easy pattern with bodice and skirt that gives you opportunities to use different fabrics. You will learn how to make a mock-up in muslin to be certain the garment works and to avoid cutting up a precious piece of fabric. You will need: muslin (several yards), a combination of different

fabrics such as organdy with bark cloth, linen with denim, cotton with rayon, etc. (no wool, no velvet), matching threads, notions such as buttons, ribbons, rickrack, loopies, or cording. Fee: $89, Please sign up in advance. Picture Matting & Framing Class and Poster-Mounting Services Fee for Framing I & Framing II is $35 (materials not included). Ages 16 and up. Learn the basics of matting and framing. After completion of the course you will be able to use the shop’s framing equipment and machines and you will receive the Arts & Crafts Qualification Card, which is honored at all other Arts & Crafts Centers. If you don’t have the time for do-it-yourself framing, use the Qualified staff available to help you select moldings and mats to make your picture look stunning. We also offer professional poster mounting on foam, oil painting restoration and stretching. Tiffany Glass Art You will receive instruction while making one class project to take home. Choose between a window picture, mirror or lamp shade, depending on your interest and ambition. 4 evenings, Please schedule an appointment in advance. Fee: $40 (materials not included). Beginners Adult class. Basic Ceramics Pouring Class You will learn how to pour and finish while making one easy class project to take home. two 2-hour classes. Beginners Class. Fee $20 - includes instruction & materials. Please schedule an appointment in advance. Pottery Class - Handbuilding with Clay Learn the techniques of pinching, coiling and slab work. Creativity and originality are encouraged while you learn about the basics of using clay. Make cups, bowls, flowerpots, Bavarian hearts, Pretzels and whatever you imagine! This Beginners Class consists of 2 sessions, 4 hours total. Fee: $48 including materials. Advance sign up please. Silk Painting Class 2 classes. Fee: $15 (silk extra). Ages: adults, children 4 and up. Beginners and advanced students. Please schedule an appointment in advance.

Watercolor Painting Class 2 evenings/afternoons. Fee: $20, materials included. Ages: adults, children 4 and up. Beginners and advanced students. Please schedule an appointment in advance. Oil Painting Class for Beginners Every Sunday from 2 - 4 p.m. 3 sessions. Please schedule an appointment in advance. Fee: $69 - includes oil paints and canvas. Adult class. Wood Shop Safety Class, 2 hour class. By appointment only. Fee: $20. Adults only. This class is a prerequisite to use the shop’s power tools and machines. Upon completion you receive the MWR Arts & Crafts Qualification Card, which is honored at all MWR crafts facilities and you may use the shop for do-it-yourself projects. Quilting Class “TULIP FIELD FOREVER” May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. Level: beginner and up, Instruction fee: $89 Please sign up in advance. The red tulips are a lot of fun and easy to do. We will place them in a pillow or make a wall hanging (student’s choice). This class will teach you the basics of free motion quilting and enable you to embellish your work. Entertainment - Piano and Violin Lessons Lessons for beginners and advanced students, children or adults. Cost for a two month lesson package is $240. Contact the Entertainment Office at DSN 440-3475.

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USAG Garmisch -- Recreation & Leisure

Leisure Travel Services Munich in the Third Reich Tour April 15 & 17 The Burke Center’s MVP tour with Paul Dutro. We start with a video presentation and a geographical and historical orientation in the PLTCE Auditorium (Building 253) on April 15 at 7 p.m. Two days later on Sunday April 17 we meet at the Garmisch Train Station just before 8 a.m. take a train to Munich, recreate the Bier Hall Putsch exactly as it happened in 1923, have lunch, visit the site of the Munich Accords (where Czechoslovakia ceased to be an independent unified country) and see some other places associated with the Nazi movement. The cost of this extravaganza is only $35! Limited to 35 participants. The last chance to pay is during the talk on Friday 15 April if it is not sold out already. Pre-payment is preferred. The next Third Reich Tour is June 1 - 2

Prague: Long Weekend in Bohemia April 22 - 25 May 20 - 22 Prague is often on the top of everyone’s list of places to visit in the old world. There will be an orientation tour of Prague – including how to get back to the hotel if your experience of the city is going to include any of the very late night spots! Saturday, join a daytime tour that includes a few more of touristic sights. For interested parties who want to see an opera, tickets can be arranged. Prague is a city “devoted to music” and there are at least three different MAJOR opera houses! Garmischerswe are extremely fortunate in being able to attend this most popular opera on Easter Sunday – La Boheme! Not to mention that we can see the other all-time favorite “Carmen” by Bizet on Saturday. Wagner’s monumental “Parsifal”- his most “Christian” opera - will be performed appropriately enough on Good Friday - (the third act of the opera actually takes place on Good Friday!) Additionally there are performances of Mozart’s Magic Flute and there is a ballet called Cinderella by Prokofiev!

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Museums, shopping, churches, art, architecture, – it is all there in Prague. There will also be free time and a guided tour of the Franz Kafka museum. On the way we will stop in Plzen to sample some Plzener Urquel there at a terrific restaurant. We will leave from the Pete Burke Community Center at 9 a.m. Estimated arrival time back in Garmisch is about 8 p.m. on April 25. Cost is $370 for the April trip and $270 for the May trip. Minimum of 12 people are required maximum number is 14. Sign up now! Weekend Tour to Venice April 29 - May 1 We stay two nights in Vicenza, and head to Venice the next day. See some great art and architecture, pigeons in St. Mark’s Square, gondolas etc. Eat at some delicious Italian Restaurants. Return to Vicenza, the next day go on to Verona and tour the Romeo and Juliet city with the great Roman Arena – and a wonderful restaurant leaving Garmisch at 4:15 p.m. We arrive back in Garmisch at about 7 p.m. Cost is $290, Sign up Now! Next Venice weekend is June 10 - 12. Neuschwanstein Castle May 15 The most popular tourist attraction in Germany is Neuschwanstein Castle. As opposed to most of the tours that concentrate on the scandalous upbringing of Ludwig and his “tragedy,” Our tour with Paul Dutro is called Ludwig and Richard and focuses as much on the famous composer as well as the shy king. Essential to an understanding of the “Ludwig World” is an acquaintance with the world of nineteenth century German politics which will also be discussed! In addition to Neuschwanstein and a short stop for lunch in the castle town of Fuessen, there will also be a stop at the UNESCO designated World Heritage Site of the Wieskirche and also another at Ettal Monastery. Meet at the Burke Lodge at 8 a.m. and return by 6 p.m. Cost is $39. Don’t forget to bring along a passport (short crossing into Austria) some money for lunch and souvenirs. Ballet in Munich May 31 Munich happens to have one of the seven great opera houses in the world. Not to have seen it while you are here would be a big mistake! The dancers will be moving to pieces of music by Johan Sebastian Bach. Price is between 6 and 60 Euros. Cost is $12 for the bus ride to Munich leaves at 2:30 p.m.

UNESCO World Heritage Site Urbino May 27 - 30 You’ve probably never heard of Urbino! One big advantage to visiting Urbino is that mass tourism hasn’t arrived there yet and its delay has allowed Urbino to retain its charm as authentic Italy. What else makes Urbino the ultimate Renaissance jewel? Raphael was born there. So was Bramante--the guy who was mostly responsible for the construction of St. Peter’s Cathedral in Rome. Duke Federigo built a palace there. The Duchess presided over soirees that included the leading literary luminaries of the time. See the best mosaics in the world-Ravenna, another one of those places which is often overlooked by tourists. Then it is on to the UNESCO site of Urbino. We should be arriving just in time to grab an excellent dinner and take in the charm of the town. That evening we will have reservations for those who are interested in wonderful dining at the Tre Piante Restaurant. Explore the Ducal Palace the next day. You will be led through the many wonderful rooms in the palace, commonly regarded as one of the best structures from the Renaissance period. Then utilize free time to explore Urbino further on your own. On the way back to Garmisch we will gorge ourselves at a wonderful gourmet restaurant. We will leave at 4:15 p.m. Anticipated arrival time back in Garmisch is no later than 10 p.m. Cost is $475. A deposit of $150 will hold your place. Tour is limited to 16 people. Sign up by April 15.


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HIRED Apprenticeship Program! Grafenwoehr’s Youth Gain Valuable Workforce Preparation! By: Jennifer Scott

CYSS Parent Central Services-Your Global Parent Connection.

For your child to participate in any USAG Grafenwoehr CYS Services program, he/she must be registered. We can help you accomplish this when you stop by a Parent Central office or visit us on the web. Please have all required documentation on hand, if you decide to visit one of our Parent Central locations. Appointments are available and recommended, but we do take walk-ins as well. USAG Grafenwoehr Parents can begin the registration process, pay their child care fees, re-register annually, and enroll in CYSS programs at our website. Parent Central Services will assign an initial username and password to you. After you sign in for the first time, you will be asked to personalize your account and you will have access to all our online services which include: bill payment, tax forms, receipts, class sign-ups and much more. Referral services are offered for Red Cross Babysitters, CYSSitters, German-American Sports Clubs and German Kindergarten. If you your child has been registered with CYS Services in another installation, you can ask that your child’s file to be transferred to CYS Services at USAG Grafenwoehr. This will expedite your enrollment process. Documents required for registration: •Mailing/Physical Address •Unit Name and Address •AKO or other E-mail Address •Home/Work/Cell Phone Numbers •LES/Pay Stub Family Care Plan for dual and single military member •Two Local Emergency Designees and Phone Numbers •Current Immunizations/ Shot Record - Mandatory to be registered •Health Assessment •Allergy/Asthma Action Plan - Mandatory if child has any allergies or asthma For more information contact Parent Central Services at: Main Post - DSN 475-6656, CIV 09641-83-6656 Rose Barracks - DSN 476-2760, CIV 09662-83-2760. Email - grafenwoehr.cer@eur.army.mil. Websitehttps://webtrac.mwr.army.mil/webtrac/grafenwoehrcyms.html Bavarian-American | 9

USAG Grafenwoehr -- Child, Youth & School Services

Abigail Van Buren said, “If you want teens to keep their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders.” USAG Grafenwoehr’s HIRED Apprenticeship Program has done just that, affording youth age 15-18 the opportunity to receive workforce experiences “on the job” in Department of Defense (DOD) and Family and Morale , Welfare and Recreation (FMWR) programs through a “mentor—mentee” relationship. This Child, Youth & School Services (CYSS) partnership initiative is designed to increase youth participation in workforce preparation and leadership activities. Since the introduction of HIRED in the summer of 2009, 59 youth have successfully completed apprenticeships in such areas as library science, public affairs, finance and child development. These apprentices commit to completing 180 workforce hours and approximately 9 hours of workshops within a 12 weeks term. They are also available when called upon to volunteer in their community. As the Work Force Preparation Specialist, I see these youth from the first interview to the end of term celebration, their growth and commitment to the program gives us great hope for the future. It is more than the cash award they receive at the completion of the term. The apprentices are more marketable. Numerous apprentices have gone on to obtain employment with AAFES and the Commissary. The Hired Program has also proved beneficial once they have graduated from high school. For example, former apprentice Brandon Pettitt, home schooled, graduated in 2010 and went on to pursue his post-secondary education. He applied for work study to help with his tuition and was selected to work in the universities library. Brandon’s work experience with the Rose Barracks Library through the HIRED Apprenticeship Program gave him the knowledge and understanding of library processes which put him and step above his peers.

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USAG Grafenwoehr -- Child, Youth & School Services

Block Party Celebrates Military Children One of the special events during April is the CYSS Block Parties. The Block Parties will be held on Wednesday, April 20th, from 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. in three separate locations; Rose Barracks Little Mike Park, Grafenwoehr Parade Field, and the park in the Netzaberg housing area. “Children had a great time at the Block Party last year” said Amanda Guitreau, Lead Teacher at the Rose Barracks School Age Center. “The children are already talking about this year’s event.” In keeping with First Lady Michelle Obama’s Focus on Fitness Campaign, the Block Parties will feature fun fitness activities for children of all ages. Obstacle courses and treasure hunts are among some of the most popular activities. Prizes and medals will be provided to all participants.

Parent & Outreach Services Spring Activities

CYSS Parent & Outreach Services offers a variety of special activities and events for Families. For our spring schedule, we offer the Kids on Site program, AFC Special Openings, Parent’s Day and Night Out, Month of the Military Child Kinderfest and the Mom Prom. Kids on Site is a great program offered on both sides of the Garrison. Kids on Site is an alternative to center-based childcare, offering care at or near other FMWR facilities. On Main Post, the care is provided on site at the Physical Fitness Center, Building 170. In Rose Barracks the care is provided at Building 224, a quick 2 minute drive away from the Rose Barracks Fitness Center. Drop off the children and go work out! We offer free childcare during FRG meetings. We also offer Parent’ s Night Out on two Friday evenings each month, rotating between Rose Barracks and Netzaberg CYSS facilities. We also provide childcare on one Saturday each month. Some of the openings are restricted to Families with a deployed Soldier, so check with our Parent Central Services office for the current schedule of special openings. Kinderfest will be held this year on April 30 at the Memorial Fitness Center. It is the capstone event for the Month of the Military Child. CYSS will also host a “Mom Prom” in May; a great opportunity for son’s to take their Mom out for an evening of dining and dancing. For more information contact Parent Central Services at: Main Post - DSN 475-6656, CIV 09641-83-6656 Rose Barracks - DSN 476-2760, CIV 09662-83-2760. Email - grafenwoehr.cer@eur.army.mil. https://webtrac.mwr.army.mil/webtrac/grafenwoehrcyms.html

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Summer Programs

Main Post and Netzaberg Child Development Centers The Main Post Child Development Center is offering a wide variety of exciting and entertaining activities during the spring and summer. During Month of the Military Child , we have a packed month of both fun and learning opportunities for your child with special visits from the Fire Department, Library, MPs Canine Unit, STRYKERS, Dental Clinic, Medics and the German Polizei. A Parent Appreciation BBQ, Multicultural Learning Events and Special Dress Up Days will also take place throughout the month. Don’t miss your opportunity to attend a Parent workshop entitled “Infant Baby Massage.” We are partnering with SKIES Unlimited to offer Child Gymnastics. This program is geared for Preschool and Pre Kindergarten with the target ages being 4-5 years old. Classes will be held once a week at the Main Post Field House. Children will start their morning as usual at Main Post CDC, and our staff will accompany the children to and from the Field House for their 45 minute class. Are you looking at options for your children for summer 2011? Interested in educational and social programs for the summer after the academic year ends on 14 June? Summer programming gets kicked off on Monday, June 20 at the Child Development Centers as the Department of Defense schools bring to close another successful year for children. We strive hard to offer developmentally appropriate activities and summer trips to help children remain on routine but at the same time learn about the culture in which they live in.

Child, Youth & School Services introduced “Part Time” fees into their programming this year. This allows you a total of 25 hours per week from 8 a.m. -1 p.m.. Monday through Friday at CDC. Meeting the needs of the Soldiers and Families is our number one commitment here at Child Development Centers. For more information, please contact us at DSN 475-7180 or CIV 09641-83-7180. Get your children enrolled today for some great summer fun. Sheila McIntire Facility Director - Netzaberg Child Development Center

Randy Lambert Facility Director - Grafenwoehr Child Development Center

Rose Barracks Child Development Center Summer is just around the corner and Rose Barracks CDC is offering exciting & fun programs packed full of meaningful experiences for your child! Our Summer Camp programs will kick off on Monday, June 20 and will include exciting opportunities for Preschoolers and Kindergartners with continued Infant and Toddler programming. Summer Camp fun will include field trips to local attractions, theme weeks and planned activities, transitional activities for soon-to-be Kindergartners and First Graders, as well as unforgettable learning experiences guaranteed to promote self discovery, team work and laughter! Stop by our center today to pick up a brochure and talk with our team members about the services we can provide for your family. For more information on registration, fee policies and program enrollment, please contact Parent Central Services at DSN 476-2760 or CIV 09662-83-2760.

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USAG Grafenwoehr -- Child, Youth & School Services

If your children are currently enrolled in a Part Day Preschool or Part Day Strong Beginning’s Pre-K program, those programs will be ending on June 14. If you are interested in continuing Part Day through the summer please contact Parent Central Services at DSN 475-6656 or CIV 09641-83-6656 to get your children signed up today. This program allows consistency throughout the summer months in order to keep them on routine for the upcoming school year.


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CYS is currently looking for a Gymnastics Program instructor within the SKIESUnlimited Program. The Grafenwoehr community is delighted to introduce the SKIESUnlimited Dance instructor, Jennifer Myer. Jennifer has studied music and dance since the age of five and has been teaching for over eight years. She participated in numerous dance and music workshops and competitions throughout the Midwest and in Europe. She is now excited to share her love of dance with the Grafenwoehr community. If you would like to earn some extra income and have an interest, hobby, or enjoy teaching others what you know, please give us a call!! Any questions, comments, concerns, or for more information, call Jan Van Essen at DSN: 475-9392 or CIV: 09641-83-9392 or email jan.k.vanessen@eur.army.mil

Youth Program Summer Highlights Did you know that the Youth Centers in the Grafenwoehr military community will be traveling to many exciting European destinations in the summer? In addition to the trips, youth will have the opportunity to go horse-back riding, skating, biking and hiking. Not interested yet? Check out our trip schedule! Come out to the Youth Center and bring your friends! The Youth Centers are open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.. for Middle School Morning Camp ($40 per week). The afternoon program is free for Middle and High Schoolers. The last Friday of each month, the Youth Centers are open from 9 to 11 p.m. to youth between 15 to 18 years of age. Summer Trip Schedule 2011 June 22 - Europa Park June 29 - Train Trip to Nuremberg – visit to local attractions and shopping in the city July 6 - Warner Brother Movie Amusement Park July 13 - Sand Boarding July 20 - Holiday Amusement Park July 27 - Horse-Back Riding August 3 - Go Kart Racing August 10 - Munich Olympia Park - many attractions will be visited! August 17 - Phantasia Land Amusement Park August 24 - Geiselwind Amusement Park You can register at your local Youth Center or at the Parent Central Service Offices in Main Post or Rose Barracks, Building 244. Registration is FREE!

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Heart & Home Craft Shop April Month of the Military Child

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Proud to be a Military Child

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Let’s celebrate the Month of the Military Child highlighting craft activities with your children. Encourage your children to participate in our craft-themed contest. Targeted age: children 6 to 18. The theme is “Proud to be a Military Child.” Classes include: plastic canvas, beading, looming, tye-dying, stain glass and more. Any of the items made in these classes can be submitted for the contest. We will also be accepting home-made items. Please contact Heart and Home Craft Shop for the contest rules.

Beaded Flower of the Month Club

FLOWERS of the MONTH Would you like to see for yourself what we offer? Heart & Home Craft Shop in Grafenwoehr, Building 607. For more information call DSN 475-6101, CIV 09641-83-6101. Hours of Operation Tuesday & Friday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Wednesday & Thursday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Saturday noon - 4 p.m.; Sunday & Monday Closed.

April – Iris May – Orchid June - Fuchsia

Go to https://webtrac.mwr.army.mil/webtrac/grafenwoehrrectrac.html to view, register, and pay for classes.

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USAG Grafenwoehr -- Recreation & Leisure

April 5 & 26, May 3 & 17, June 7 & 21 - 9-11 a.m. April 6 & 27, May 4 & 18, June 1 & 15 - 6 - 8 p.m. Learn the Art of French Beaded Flowers. The evolution of the beaded flower is not well documented, but seems to back to the 18th Century. The techniques were passed through families, each generation teaching the next. The French beaded flower technique is only one of several, and it is not exclusively French, but is believed to have been born in France and in Italy, enjoying great popularity throughout Europe for centuries. Each class will cost $25 or JOIN the Flower of the Month Club and pay a one-time fee of $25 and $5 -$8 per month for your kit.


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Libraries

Join a book club or get creative ... we have it all! April

Check out the new Teen Area at the Main Post Library. We designated space especially for teen library users with study space, fiction and non-fiction books, books on CD, and a new collection of graphic novels. It’s your space! The Teen Area is located directly across from the main circulation desk.

Month of the Military Child 6th Annual Kid’s Karaoke

April 6, 4:30-5:30 p.m. - Rose Barracks Library April 8, 4:30-5:30 p.m. - Main Post Library Celebrate the uniqueness of our Military Children by participating in our ‘Little Stars Kid’s Karaoke’ event. We’ll have the red carpet rolled out and a long list of favorite songs to sing. Sign up in advance to choose your song and start practicing! Not a singer? Join us in the audience to cheer on our Little Stars.

Basic Knitting Class

April 20, 4:30 - 6 p.m. - Rose Barracks Library April 21 from 4:30 - 6 p.m. - Main Post Library Interested in learning a new skill? Why not participate in our Beginner’s Knitting Class? Learn the basics of casting on, knit and purl stitches, and binding off with Andrea. Participants should bring a set of knitting needles (recommended 4.0-6.0 mm or any US size between 6 and 10) and some medium to heavy weight yarn to work with. Sign up in advance for this free, fun, and informative class. Pre-registration is requested by Sunday, April 17 with a maximum of 10 students per location. Don’t forget to check out all the beautiful yarns and knitting accessories at the Heart and Home Craft Shop in building 607!

May Asian Pacific Heritage Month Egg Roll Magic

May 17, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. - Main Post Library May 24 , 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. - Rose Barracks Library Celebrate cultural diversity during the month of May. Once again we’ll be presenting Egg Roll Magic with Joy Kasserer. Learn how to make basic traditional Pilipino egg rolls. All necessary supplies and ingredients will be provided, but class size is limited to 10 participants per location. Pre-registration by 15 May for the Grafenwoehr class and by 22 May for the Rose Barracks class is required.

Military Spouse Appreciation Day

Rose Barracks Library May 5 Main Post Library May 6 We want to say a big ‘THANK YOU’ to all military spouses for supporting our nation’s troops. Stop in to spin our ‘Wheel of Appreciation’ for a thank you gift. All of our military spouses are winners! While you are in the Library, check out our Deployment/Reintegration section and explore the many resources we have to assist you.

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June Car Boot (Rummage) Sale

June 11, 9 a.m.., setup 8 a.m. Rose Barracks Library parking lot June 18, 9 a.m.., setup 8 a.m. Main Post Library parking lot Yeah! Its spring and time for the Library Car Boot Sale! Bring your items to sell, or browse for great deal. This fun and thrifty event is open to ID Card Holders and choice selling spots are assigned on a first-registered, first-served basis. Registration for sales spots will begin on June 1 and the forms must be filled out in person at one of the Library locations – sales spaces are limited.

Summer Reading Program

Week of July 25 Oh what a knight! Excitement and fun await those who participate in the 2011 library summer reading program, “A Mid-Summer Knight’s Read!” Registration starts July 1 at both library locations. In addition to reading great books, children can participate in fun and fantastic programs, win great prizes, and even learn a thing or two. Make plans now to join us for five great weeks of everything medieval.

Books for Troops

Your unit can request shipments of paperback books that the library will send free of charge to your deployed mailing address. Units can request a one-time or multiple shipments. The books sent are new and some of the most popular titles available. For more information contact: Main Post Library - DSN 475-1740, CIV 09641-83-1740 Rose Barracks Library - DSN 476-1740, CIV 09662-83-1740

If you haven’t already signed up for your My Account you can set it up by following these simple steps: 1. Go to www.library.eur.army.mil 2. Click on “get a PIN” under My Account 3. Enter your email address and click on “Submit” 4. Check for an email with a link to set your PIN Note: You must have either an MWR Card, or a unique email address (no one else in the library system has it, such as spouse or children) that you provided to the library. Ask the library staff about getting an MWR Card or if you have any questions about My Account.


USAG Grafenwoehr Unit Level Dodgeball Tournament

April 2 & 3 Blow off some steam by participating in our first ever Dodgeball tournament. Oh yeah and have fun throwing Dodgeballs at each other. Stop by the Fitness Center in Grafenwoehr or on Rose barracks and sign up.

Sports and Fitness

Participate, compete and win!

IMCOM Europe Softball Officials Clinic and Tournament

April 19 - 24 Take part in this great opportunity to be taught by the best in the business. Instructors from the U.S. will be here in Grafenwoehr to teach the ins and outs of being a softball official. Classroom instruction will be daily Tuesday thru Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. in Building 3144 located in Camp Normandy. Practical Instruction will be Saturday & Sunday times to be decided.

USAG Grafenwoehr Softball Officials Clinic

Community Soccer Team Registration

Registration for the upcoming community level soccer league starts 1 May and we are looking for players. If you can bend it like Beckham or just flat out play the sport of soccer then stop by the Fitness Center in Grafenwoehr or on Rose barracks and sign up.

USAG Grafenwoehr Unit Level Volleyball Championships

May 3 – 5 Come out and support the best teams in the garrison as they battle it out for their chance to represent Grafenwoehr at the IMCOM Europe championships. The top teams from the Grafenwoehr unit level league will compete in Grafenwoehr at the Physical Fitness Center, Building 170.

The Grafenwoehr unit level Softball will start in May and if you enjoy the game come on out and support your favorite team.

May Madness Unit Level Softball Tournament

May 20 – 22 If you enjoy playing softball then this is the tournament for you. There will be a unit level softball tournament for all the units here in the USAG Grafenwoehr community. Let’s play ball.

Combat Cross Country

June 2 USAG Grafenwoehr is hosting this year’s combat cross country tune up race. This year’s race will be in Grafenwoehr located somewhere in the training area. So if you like to run and the challenge of mixing combat gear with running appeals to you then come on out and show us what you’ve got.

USAG Grafenwoehr Unit level Golf Invitational June 20 This year’s one and only Golf Invitational will be hosted in Schwanhof. Come on out and try to shoot under par.

Triple Eliminator Unit Level Softball Tournament June 24-26 If you enjoy fireworks and the smell of hot dogs on the grill on the 4th of July then this pre - holiday tournament is just for you. There will be a Triple Eliminator unit level softball tournament for all units here in the USAG Grafenwoehr community. Let’s play ball.

For more information contact the Sports & Fitness Office , DSN 475-8207, the Main Post Physical Fitness Center, DSN 475-9007 or the Rose Barracks Fitness Center DSN, 476-2214.

USAG Grafenwoehr Half Marathon

May 14 For those that love to run this is a great opportunity to test your limits. Also if you want to compete for a spot on the Army Europe 10-miler team then this is a great opportunity to work on your run time.

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April 26 – 29 If you love the game of softball but the game is starting to pass you by and it might be time to hang up the cleats but you still want to be a part of the game then we may have something for you. You can be a part of the game and make some extra money on the side.

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Rose Barracks Bowling Center

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Main Post Library

8 6th Annual Kids Karaoke

Rose Barracks Library

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Rose Barracks Little Mike Softball Field

Half Marathon

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Main Post Bowling Center

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The Zone Sports Bar

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Heart and Home Craft Shop

Bouquet Brooch Class

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Grafenwoehr Performing Arts Center

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1ST ICT Co Crowned Unit Level Basketball Champions by Mike Bradfish The 2010/11 unit level basketball season started way back in November and was capped off with the USAG Grafenwoehr unit level championship 22-24 February. There were seven teams that participated during the league and four of them battled it out for the right to be called champion. 1ST ICT CO came into the championship undefeated in the regular season and looked forward to continuing their winning ways. On the first night of competition there were 2 games 7ANCOA VS HHC 18 CSSB and 1ST ICT CO VS HHD 709TH MP BN. In the first game 7ANCOA found themselves down 22 – 27 at halftime but they regrouped and pulled out the win over HHC 18 CSSB 53-44. In the second game 1ST ICT CO was able to continue their winning ways easily beating HHD 709TH MP BN 66-49. Leading all scorers for the night was Sean Johnson from 1ST ICT CO with 20 points. There were 2 games on the second night. In the first game HHC 18 CSSB VS HHD 709TH MP BN the stakes were high since the loser would be sent home and the winner would get at least one more shot at the crown. At half time the score was tied at 25-25 and this game would go down to the wire eventually sending the game in to overtime. In the final seconds of the overtime period Johnathan Pedro would score the winning basket sealing the victory for 709TH 65-63. The second game of the night ended with another win for the 1ST ICT CO. Leading all scorers for a second night was Sean Johnson from 1ST ICT CO with 29 points. On the third and final night of the championships 7ANCOA and HHD 709TH MP BN would face off for the right to take on 1ST ICT CO for the championship. It would prove to be a long night for one of these two teams and 709TH would not be denied the opportunity they beat 7ANCOA 71-55 and moved on to meet the undefeated 1ST ICT CO in the championship game. After a slow start 1ST ICT would prove to be too much for 709TH to handle and they were beaten 86-50. With this win 1ST ICT CO continued their winning ways and stayed undefeated for the entire 2010/11 unit level season and the championships. Leading all scorers for a third night in a row was Sean Johnson from 1ST ICT CO with 35 points. 1ST ICT CO will move on to represent USAG Grafenwoehr at the Army Europe championship 11-13 March in Bamberg.

Grafenwoehr Weight Loss Challenge Want to lose weight the slow and TORTUROUS but rewarding way? That is what the Grafenwoehr weight loss challenge flyer touts. Fad diets are out and healthy eating and exercise are in! The first weight loss challenge kicked off in October with Sarah Brown leading 17 participants to lose over 97 lbs and 117 inches in 4 weeks. “The results were truly astounding. It’s amazing how much stronger a group can be than an individual” Brown said. The group came together for weekly weigh-ins and meetings to share recipes, fitness tips and support. Maria Young, the winner of the first challenge, lost 17 lbs and not only has gone on to lose 10 more lbs, but is also training for her first ½ marathon. The rules are simple: eat less and move more. Participants are given a set calorie count based on their height, weight, bodyfat and activity level. They are also encouraged to exercise, many of whom attend Sarah’s Sculpt & Burn class 3 times a week. Weekly weigh-ins and food journals are mandatory. The second challenge went through the month of December to equal success! Shawn Marsteller did not let Christmas, New Year’s, or a trip to the Canary Islands stop her from losing 13 lbs in 6 weeks to become the 2nd winner of the Grafenwoehr weight loss challenge. “I am so proud of not only the winners, but every participant in the program. They work hard and encourage each other. I’m honored to know each one of them and to be a part of their success” Brown said. The next Weight Loss Challenge will take place in April in conjunction with a Boot Camp class. 20 | Bavarian-American


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Sealed For Freshness: A Tupperware Party Gone Awry

by Doug Stone May 19-21 & 26, 7 p.m. June 2, 7 p.m. Hostess Bonnie invites a group of neighbors over for a party. The guest list: perky, rich Jean, Jean’s cranky and very pregnant sister Sinclair, ditzy-blonde Tracy Ann, and new neighbor Diane, who’s made quite a career selling Tupperware, but at the expense of her marriage. The mix of personalities and the number of martinis consumed lead to a great deal of absurd high jinks plus revelations of an equal number of secrets and insecurities. Deadline Directed by Joline Powell

Europe’s Got Talent

An Army Festival of the Arts event hosted by USAG Grafenwoehr June 4 - Youth 1 p.m., Adults 7 p.m. Come out to watch and support Europe’s most talented finalists comprised of soldiers, family members and civilians in this annual event that takes place Army wide! We have performers traveling in from all over Europe to compete for a chance to place 1st, 2nd or 3rd and cash prizes locally. In addition, all performers will be automatically entered in the Army wide Entertainment will be provided by the Performing Arts Center Singers between participant performances,

April 1-2, 7 p.m. April 3, 2 p.m. It’s September 8th, 1934, and Cleveland’s premiere opera producer is on the verge of a nervous breakdown. The tickets are sold, the stage is set, and the thirty-piece orchestra is ready. But, it’s about to become un disastro gigantesco, because it’s three minutes to curtain, and the leading man - the greatest tenor in the world - has gone missing! Tickets can be purchased when the doors open 30 minutes prior to show time for all performances. Adults $7; Students/Under 18 $5; Family $15. Directed by Steve Thornbrugh.

Life Unscripted! Comedy Show

June 10 at 8 p.m. This newly formed troop at the GPAC has taken the community by surprise with their on-the-spot comedy skits taken from audience suggestions! Doors open at 7 p.m. Show begins at 8 p.m.. Free Admission. Must show I.D. card to be admitted to performance. No one under age 18 will be allowed into the show. Interested in joining the Improv Troop? We meet the 2nd and 4th Mondays from 6-8:30 p.m.. Just bring yourself and your willingness to work without a script to the Performing Arts Center. Wear comfortable clothing and arrive early. Be on the lookout for these exciting, upcoming events: Operation Rising Star One Act Auditions & Performances Bavarian-American | 21

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May 7 - Youth 1 p.m., Adults 7 p.m. Do you have a talent that must be shared with the world? Now you’ve the opportunity to get your 5 (or 10) minutes of fame! Bring your band, your comedy or whatever your talent is to the Performing Arts Center’s Open Mic! We’ve done this before, but this one is special in the fact that we’re having a Youth time frame! Now your child can display their talent for the community! The afternoon time frame is open to ages 6-17 only and all ages are welcome to attend. The adult timeslots will be in the evening and is open to anyone over age 18. The evening show is not appropriate for kids under age 18. IDs will be checked at the door. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Whether you’re an adult or youth, your entry form needs to be submitted by April 28. The best from this show will be invited to perform at the Europe’s Got Talent show right here on USAG Grafenwoehr June 4! Call for more information and to register early for your spot!


USAG Grafenwoehr -- Clubs, Dining & Entertainment

Conference Center

Your first choice for catering services Grafenwoehr Main Post, Bldg.. 209 DSN 475-6200, CIV 09641-83-6200 Hours of Operation Monday: by appointment only Tuesday - Friday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Thursday - Saturday 5 p.m. - midnight

The Tower View Conference Center is a great place to have informal and formal events or host a function. Allow us to organize your holiday party, office party, unit function or social, from hors d’oeuvers to five courses seating, with the most experienced catering staff and competitive prices. For all inquiries regarding corporate or private events, please contact the Conference Coordinator.

The Patton Fireside Lounge When the sun goes down, the Patton Fireside Lounge gets its second wind. Sit at the bar and relax with a cold beer, a glass of merlot, or a classic martini, and be sure to chat with whoever happens to be nearby - you make a new friend or a valuable business contact.

Karaoke Nights at the Lounge

April 1, May 20, June 23, July 22, August 26, September 16 With so many singers you’ll think you’re at Idol auditions. See best every time at the Zone. Songs range from adult contemporary to old school R&B and everything in between. Be ready to enter the stage at 5 p.m. During your break from singing be sure to fill out a Free Raffle Ticket for a chance to win a Brand New BMW 328i – The ultimate Driving Machine. Sponsored by : - No Federal Endorsement Implied

Commander Tender

Available any Thursday, Friday or Saturday Your Commander can “tend the bar at the Lounge” for couple hours and all donations will go to the FRG of your choice. The Patton Fireside Lounge staff will be on hand to assist your Commander.

Mother’s Day Brunch May 9

10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Celebrate the special Mom in your life with a delicious brunch at your Tower View. Offerings will include a spectacular breakfast buffet, highlighting the lunch selections, assortment of vegetables, salad bar and dessert. Reservations are required and will be held for 15 minutes. Please call DSN 475-6200 to reserve your table today.

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The Tower View will host the 3 tournaments. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. - Game starts 6:00 p.m. For more details on dates and times call DSN 475-6200.

For more information, contact DSN 475-6200 or CIV 09641-83-6200

April 28, May 26, June 30, July 28, August 25, September 22 Test your luck with a game of Bingo. Open to all military personnel, retirees, Family members and DoD civilians.Get out your daubers and join us for Bingo fun, once a month at the Patton Fireside Lounge. Early Bird Bingo starts at 6 p.m.,regular Bingo starts at 7 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m.

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April 15, May 27, June 17


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Every Monday & Thursday All-You-Can-Eat Baby Back Ribs

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Our Name Tumbleweed is a desert brush which grows round in shape and becomes large with age. When the strong West wind blows, the tumbleweed breaks from its root and is blown by the wind from place to place. Cowboys were often referred to as “Tumbleweeds” since they roamed from town to town in search of a better life. We welcome you to enjoy our mouth watering Southwestern food in our unique setting. So come on in, relax and get ready for the best Southwestern Grill experience Vilseck has to offer. Rose Barracks, Bldg. 227 DSN 476-3699, CIV 09662-83-3699

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Hours of Operation * Lunch: Monday – Friday, 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Dinner: Monday – Friday, 4 – 8 p.m. Saturday Dinner: 4 – 8 p.m. Closed Sundays and Holidays * Subject to change when the Brigade returns

Main Post Grafenwoehr, Bldg. 612 - Java Café Bar & Grill

Serving Breakfast 7 - 10 a.m., Lunch 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., and Dinner 3 p.m. - Close Starbucks Coffee, Specialty Drinks, Pastries, Javaccino Blended Drinks, Sodas and Energy Drinks Calzones, Fresh Sandwiches and Wraps, Pizza, Burgers, etc.

Rose Barracks, Langenbruck Center, Bldg. 607 - Java Café

We are open Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. and Sat & Sun 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Starbucks Coffee, Specialty Drinks, Muffins, Doughnuts, Javaccino Blended Drinks, Milkshakes, Sodas and Energy Drinks.

Looking for something Sweet? 3 Musketeers Hooah

Latte and Hazelnut combined with 3 Musketeers Bar

Kit Kat Kicker

Kit Kat Bar complementing the Caramel Latte

Reece’s Rampage

Rich Reece’s Peanut Butter Cups mixed White Chocolate Sauce

Twister Twix

Caramel Mocha blended with the always delicious Twix Bar

Karaoke Nights April 15, May 27, June 17, July 14, August 18, September 22 See best every time at the Zone. Songs range from adult contemporary to old school R&B and everything in between. Be ready to enter the stage at 9 p.m. For more info and to sign up, call the Langenbruck Center at DSN 476-2360, CIV 09662-83-2360. 24 | Bavarian-American


Main Post Bowling Center 9 Pin No Tap

April 16 , start 11 a.m. $20 Entry Fee, 3:1 ratio Pay-out.

Mothers Day Special

May 8, 2 - 6 p.m. Kids bring Mothers bowling and Kids pay $0.50 per game.

Memorial Day Tournament May 28-30

Beat the Champ, Top scratch score wins, 4 Game Series, entry fee $50. First, Second, and Third Place win cash. $4,000 prizes fund for first 100 bowlers.

June 19 2 - 6 p.m. Kids bring Fathers bowling and Kids pay $0.50 per game.

 $40 Entry,  This is a scratch event open to all bowlers  Bowl 6 games, field cuts to 50%  Bowl 2 more games, score carry over, top 5 bowl pro style stepladder Open to all Communities and ID Card Holders Only

Every Saturday

Cosmic Bowling, 7 p.m.

Every Sunday

Family Day, Kids bowl for $0.50 a game plus shoe rental.

Every Thursday

Having a Birthday Party?

Contact us! We have great Theme packages available.

Need balloons for a special occasion?

Red Pin Bowling, get a strike on a number one red pin and receive Stop by and look at the great selection. a free game, 7 p.m.

Edge Program Bowling

3:30 - 6 p.m. Daily, USBC Members and Preference Bowlers bowl for $1 per game until 6 p.m.

Rose Barracks Bowling Center EFMP Bowling

April 6, May 4, June 1 4-6 p.m.

Dear Any Soldier Night

April 13, May 11, June 8 Bring in a letter addressed to a Soldier and receive a free game of bowling, 4-10 p.m.

FRG Pins for Downrange

April 20, May 18, June 15 FRGs compete for a Phone cards to contact their favorite Soldiers. The FRG knocking down the greatest number of pins will receive phone cards to be distributed as seen fit by the leaders of the FRG. A Great way to put out your information and make sure it gets passed on. Sponsored by :

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Grieving the Loss of a Pregnancy or Infant by Nicole Ceterski, LCSW - ACS Hohenfels New Parent Support Program The loss of a child is one of the most painful events a person could experience, and one for which you can never fully prepare. Whether it is due to miscarriage, stillbirth, sudden and unexpected infant death, health problems, or an accident, each loss impacts the lives of the mother, father, family members and friends for weeks, months, and years. Unfortunately, the death of a fetus or child occurs more commonly than often acknowledged. According for the Centers for Disease Control, approximately 16 percent of all pregnancies end in miscarriage or stillbirth, and some sources suggest the occurrence is as high as 1 in 4. The rate of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome has decreased significantly in the past couple of decades, but each year in the United States an alarming 4,500 infants die suddenly from no apparent cause. Although a woman may physically recover from a miscarriage or stillbirth quickly, the psychological recovery from losing a child can take much longer. Men also experience strong emotions after the loss of a pregnancy or newborn. The 5 Stages of Grief model identifies five phases of the grieving process. They include 1) Denial – “This can’t really be happening to me”, usually lasting temporarily; 2) Anger – “Why me?” “This isn’t fair,” “Who’s to blame?” 3) Bargaining – “I’ll do anything to make it better” 4) Depression – “I miss my baby, why should I go on,” “I’m so sad, I don’t want to do anything” 5) Acceptance – “It’s going to be okay.” These stages of grief are not necessarily sequential, as some individuals will enter in and out of the stages throughout the healing process. Losing a child impacts the relationship between a mother and a father. Some couples find ways to grieve together and support one another, finding strength in their shared loss. Others find themselves experiencing

their grief differently, entering different stages at different times. For example, some mothers may wonder why their partners do not cry over the loss, while some fathers may feel that they need to remain strong for their loved ones. This can lead to tension and resentment in the relationship even though both parents may be experiencing intense grief. It is important for both mother and father to be able to find a safe place to be able to express their feelings honestly and openly, when they are ready. Talking with close friends, family, your partner, health care professionals, religious leaders, or support groups is often a step to begin the healing process. For individuals who have not experienced such a loss, it is often difficult to empathize with the intense emotions involved. While it is a common response to try to shy away from such topics, doing so can often make a grieving parent feel isolated. Sometimes it is best to follow the mother and father’s leads, acknowledging their loss and offering time to listen or a shoulder to cry on. If you have experienced the loss of a child, you are invited to join others at ACS Hohenfels, Building 10, for “Always in my Heart,” a bereavement support group for families that meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month from 10 - 11 a.m. Contact ACS Hohenfels for more information at DSN 466-4860 or CIV 09472-83-4860. Online resources: March of Dimes: www.marchofdimes.com Share Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support: http://www.nationalshare.org The Compassionate Friends: http://www.compassionatefriends.org/ home.aspx

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USAG Hohenfels -- Child, Youth & School Services

Summer Schedule of Events Parents’ Night Out: A night of extended child care provided by the CDC. April 8 May 6 June 17 CYSS has a summer of fun and discovery planned for you. Talk to Parent Central Services to get the scoop on all of our camps, field trips and events. Field trips will be taking place every Thursday including trips to Allianz Arena in Munich, Munich Olympic Park, SEA LIFE Munich, LEGO Land, and lots more... • June 20 - July 2: Discover Science and Technology • July 4 - July 16: Discover Nature and Wild Life • July 18 - July 30: Discover the Arts • August 1 - 13: Discover Bavaria • August 15 - 27: Discover Sports • August 19, 1 - 6 p.m. End of summer BBQ at the CYSS Sports Fields • Every Friday, June 20 - August 20, 1 - 3 p.m. Summer Bowling League

SKIESUnlimited offers children and teens classes and programs to expand their knowledge and inspire them to learn new skills. Choose from dance classes, language classes, music lessons and much more. Programs are offered on a monthly basis, contact Parent Central to find out the current offerings or Facebook us at www. Facebook.com/HohenfelsFamilyandMWR. We’re also always on the lookout for new instructors. So if you’ve got the time, the talent and the passion to teach, contact us today!

Be on the lookout for Hohenfels Youth Center’s Summer of Discovery There is something for everyone and much more at the Hohenfels Teen Center this summer. • Join us on our adventure to Europa Park on June 17th. • Discover Bavaria with us at Edelweiss Lodge and Resort and Neuschwanstein castle tour from June 28 – July 1. • Join us for pizza in Pisa during one of our Camp Darby trips. • Sharpen your bowling skills on bowling league Fridays. Check WebTrac for all of your Summer Fun https://webtrac.mwr.army. mil/webtrac/

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Leisure Travel Services Explore Europe with Us! The Black Forest April 9

Visit one of the most unique places in Germany, the Black Forest. Join ITR in the area where many of the finest cuckoo clocks are hand carved. We will visit the city of Triberg to view the largest waterfall in Germany, stop by the museums of the area and shop for some of the finest, hand carved cuckoo clocks. Remember to bring your VAT form. Bus will depart Hohenfels from ODR, building H15, at 4 a.m. and return to Hohenfels at 11:30 p.m. Cost is $69 per person includes transportation and city tour.

Poland May 14

Poland is known for its handcrafted goods and traditional Polish Pottery. One of the most popular cities to find the renowned ceramics is in Boleslawiec. Enjoy a full day shopping for the white and navy blue crockery decorated with spots, circles and small stylized flowers. Bus will depart Hohenfels from ODR, building H15, at 2 a.m. and return to Hohenfels at 11:30 p.m. Cost is $89 per person includes transportation.

Paris, France May 27 - May 29

Spend an exciting day in Paris as you journey with Hohenfels Outdoor Recreation to the City of Lights! After our early morning departure we will stop shortly for breakfast and then continue to Paris for a full day of sightseeing. There is no set schedule to follow on this express trip—you are free to explore this amazing city at your

own pace. Cost is $139 per person. The trip price includes transportation to and from Paris as well as a city tour. Bus will depart ODR, building H15, at 10:30 p.m. on Friday, May 27 and return at approximately 4 a.m. on Sunday, May 29.

Chiemsee Castle June 11

Tour the largest, most expensive and final castle of Ludwig II. Located on an island in the middle of the Chiemsee, Bavaria’s largest lake, 60 km south east of Munich, Herrenchiemsee Palace is a site not to be missed. The bus will take you to the port where you can choose one of the three tour packages with a cost of €5-20 per person. Bus will depart Hohenfels from ODR, building H15, at 4 a.m. and return to Hohenfels at midnight. Price includes transportation to and from Chiemsee. Cost is $59 per person.

Prague, Czech June 25

Join ITR on a day of adventure to one of Europe’s most mesmerizing cities and discover why Prague is known as the Jewel of Europe. Tour the city, see the sights, walk the Charles Bridge and watch the Astronomical Clock. Bus will depart Hohenfels from ODR, building H15, at 6 a.m. and return to Hohenfels at 9:30 p.m. Cost is $59 for all ages. Price includes roundtrip transportation.

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USAG Hohenfels -- Recreation & Leisure

Library Spring & Summer Events

Why are you inside reading this? You should be outside, enjoying the balmy air and fragrant flowers! But as long as you ARE reading this, here is the scoop on what is happening at the Hohenfels Library this spring. April 1: Look for the library booth at the Kid’s Fest, at the School Age Gym from 3 - 7 p.m. We will have book giveaways every hour and information on literacy and the military child. April 4 - 9: National Library Week April 5: Library Open House. We will have games and activities, as well as offer tours of the library at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Look for more information on our Book Art contest—using old books to create new works of art! So, come and celebrate the gift of reading and libraries with us! Every Tuesday from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Story time! April will include military child themed stories.

More upcoming events not to be missed:

April 6: Spring Crafts 2:30 - 4 p.m. Spring crafts for ages 3-18. Choose from nine different crafts to make. April 30: 6th Annual Baking Classic at the Volksfest main tent. U.S. I.D. cardholders can compete in this baking contest in one of the three

The Hohenfels Arts & Crafts Center is available to take care of all your crafting needs. We have a fully operational woodshop, framing area and hobby shop. Classes are available for framing and to earn a woodshop safety card. This spring we’re offering a whole new batch of fun and interesting classes suitable for crafty people of all ages.

Arts s t f a r C & Ongoing Classes

Woodshop Safety Class - Become authorized to use the Arts and Crafts tools and equipment by taking the woodshop safety class, 5:00-7:30 p.m. at the arts and crafts center, bldg. 18. Teens age 16-18 must be accompanied by an adult. The cost is $10. This is an alternating class offered every other Thursday. Framing Class - Learn how to professionally frame your own artwork and photographs. The cost is $30 per person and includes instruction

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categories: Kids 12 and under; Teens 13 - 17 years; or Adults 18 and up. Entry drop-off is from Noon to 1 p.m. Judging will take place from 1-2:30 p.m. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners in each category will be announced at 3 p.m. May 2 - 7: Children’s Book Week. Come to the library to see our display of award-winning children’s books, as well as “Lunch & Learn” sessions on topics such as choosing good books for kids and how to tead aloud, and more. May 4: Mother’s Day Crafts, from 2:30 - 4 p.m. Make it and take it Mother’s Day crafts for ages 2-18 yrs. Choose from seven different crafts to make for your Mom. June 15: Father’s Day Crafts, from 2:30-4 p.m. Make it and take it Father’s Day crafts for ages 2-18 yrs. Choose from six different crafts to make for your Dad. June 16: Summer Reading Program kick off! Noon - 4 p.m. at the library. The first 50 kids who sign up will receive a free t-shirt. Whew! I’m tired just thinking about all that is going on. We hope to see you soon!

and materials. Bring along your own 5”x7” piece of art to frame during the class. Please register. This is an alternating class offered every other Thursday.

Special Classes

Trivet Weaving – April 7, 5-7 p.m. Fee: $20 Friendship Bracelets – April 16, 11 a.m.-noon, Fee: $10 Hair Bow Making – April 21, 5-7 p.m., $15 per person. Mother’s Day Make It and Take It – May 7, 11 a.m.-noon, $10 Yarn Wreath Class – May 19, 5-7 p.m., $10 per person Pot Holder Weaving – June 4, 11 a.m.-noon, $10 per person. Fabric Photo Album – June 16, 5-7 p.m., $20 per person. Finger Knitting – June 25, 11 a.m.-noon, $10 per person. Mark your calendar for these upcoming classes: Placemat Weaving, Pet Rock Class, Stepping Stones, Knifty Knitter Class, Yarn Basket Weaving, Cross Stitching and Splatter Painting. Arts & Crafts Center, Building 18 DSN 466-2538, CIV 09472-83-2538 Hours of Operation: Tues. Wed. and Fri. 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. Thurs. Noon - 7 p.m. Sat. 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.


Outdoor Recreation Paintball Paintball is back! Field fee is $10, paintball marker rental is $10, paint is $55/case (2000 rounds), or $35/half-case (1000 rounds). If you bring your own paintball marker, it must be in compliance with German law. Dress in appropriate clothing, camouflage and BDU’s are prohibited. Beginners kayaking course, May 11-14 The first trip out on the water for the season is beginner kayakers. Learn the rivers in the area, paddling and basic skills. Outdoor Recreation has all the equipment you need, transportation and several experienced instructors. The location will be determined depending on water levels. Cost: $139, includes: Rental equipment, kayaking course and transportation not including the camping fees. Rafting and Canyoning, June 11 Head down to Lenggries, Germany for a weekend on the water. This time it is for one overnight and two days of adventure on the river and canyons. Also enjoy an extreme water park that is way too much fun to miss! This trip includes rafting and canyoning, but other activities like skydiving, paragliding, downhill mountain biking and much more are available at additional charges. Depart ODR, Building H15 at 4:30 a.m. on June 11. Deadline to register is May 27. Cost: $219, includes: Transportation and rafting and canyoning equipment. Need to bring:

Swimming clothes, extra set of clothes, money for food or drinks and other expenses. High ropes course in Lenggries, June 25 The high ropes course is a fun and challenging experience for the whole family. Using harnesses, helmets, cables, ropes and wooden beams strung 20 to 50 feet high among trees or poles, teams will explore risk-taking, trust and coaching. Whether you’re climbing, encouraging others or on belay each moment is full of adventure and discovery. Other attractions include a 15 meter high, two person swing and zip lining. Cost: $45, includes: Transportation only. Course tickets range from 20-40 euro. Summer Equipment Rentals ODR has all of the outdoor equipment to meet your summertime needs. If you’re looking to do a camping trip, stop by to check out our tents, sleeping bags, stoves and coolers. We also rent canoes, kayaks and mountain bikes. Ask us about our party equipment. Make your next barbeque or birthday party extra special by having a bouncer, volleyball set or dunking booth. Contact Outdoor Recreation if you’d like to schedule a private event or want information on the next public event we have scheduled. Participants must be 18 years or older to play; DSN 466-2060

Sports & Fitness Programs Unit Level Softball Registration April 1 - May 2 The deadline for unit level softball registration is May 2. We will conduct a pre-season tournament on Thursday, May 5 and the regular season will begin on Monday, May 9. USAG Hohenfels Softball Officials Clinic May 3 - 9 Looking to earn some extra money for the upcoming holiday season? If so, come join us at our softball officials clinic. We certify officials to support our intramural and community level programs. Once you are certified we’ll assist you in getting a contract so you can get paid for officiating a wide variety of sports programs.

USAG Hohenfels Racquetball Tournament May 21-22 Players of all skill levels are invited to participate in this tournament at the Post Gym, bldg. 88. The entry fee is $10 per person and includes a free t-shirt. Space is limited to the first 8 players to register. USAG Hohenfels Community Level Softball Tournament June 4-5 USAG Hohenfels Sports & Fitness will host a men’s & women’s community level softball tournament from June 4-5. Entry fee is $250 per team. Fitness Center Services Massages Available at the Post Gym! Stop by the gym to relax and recharge. We offer 15, 30 or 60 minute massages at an affordable price. Add a hot stone treatment for something extra special. Massage gift certificates make the perfect birthday or anniversary present. For more information, contact Family and MWR Sports and Fitness at dlmwrhohenfelssports@eur.army.mil or DSN 466-2883/2868.

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USAG Hohenfels -- Recreation /Sports & Fitness

USAG Hohenfels Golf Tournaments USAG Hohenfels Sports & Fitness will conduct four golf tournaments during the 2011 season. The tournaments on May 6 and June 3 will be played at the Habsberg Golf Club. The Tournaments on August 12 and September 9 will be played at the Hilzhofen Golf Club. Teams will consist of four players and the registration fee will vary based on tournament location. Space will be limited.


USAG Hohenfels -- Sports/Clubs, Dining & Entertainment

Bowling Programs Extreme Bowling Every Saturday from 1-11 p.m. $3 per game for adults and $1.75 per game for children 12 and under. Shoe Rental is $1.75.

QubicaAMF $1000 Challenge

Compete in the monthly QubicaAMF $1,000 Challenge tournament and earn points to go towards the right to participate in the $1,000, winner-take-all tournament in Sept. 2011. This tournament is open to everyone and will be held at the Hohenfels Bowling Center. Points are accumulated each month and the twelve best point totals will go on to compete in the finals on Sept 17, 2011. The cost to bowl each month is $25. Tournament Dates: April 23 – 9 Pin No Tap May 21 – 3, 6, 9 Tournament June 18 – 3 in 1 July 16 – 9 Pin No Tap Aug. 20 – 3 in 1 Sept. 17 – Final $1K WinnerTake-All!!

Host your child’s next birthday party in an extreme way! We’ll include food, soft drinks, shoe rental and two hours of bowling for $10 per child.

For more information and to sign up, contact the Bowling Center, DSN 466-4611.

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Community Activities Center Early Risers Saturday Morning Cartoons and Breakfast at the Kids’ Play Zone 1st Saturday of each month at 9 a.m. A fun start to a weekend with donut holes and milk while watching your favorite Saturday morning cartoons. Breakfast is $2.50 per child.

Coupon or Recipe Swap at the Java

1st Saturday of each month from 9 - 11:30 a.m. While your children are enjoying their Saturday morning cartoons and breakfast, sit back enjoy a nice cup of Joe and swap coupons and recipes with others.

Family Bingo

April 17, May 22, June 26 Enjoy some funfilled family time playing Bingo – open to all ages. Games will begin at 1 p.m. Lots of games with lots of opportunity to win prizes. Snacks will be available for purchase from the Java Cafe. We look forward to seeing you there!

18 and over Bingo

April 14, May 26, June 30. Have some drinks, bingo and fun at The Community Activities Center! This Bingo is for the adults only. Doors open at at 6 p.m. games begin at 6:30 p.m. For more information contact us at DSN 466-2840/3676 or CIV 09472-83-2840/3676.

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USAG GARMISCH Army Community Service, Bldg. 203 Army Lodging/Billeting Arts & Crafts, Bldg. 263 Automotive Skills Center, Bldg. 256 Child, Youth & School Services Central Registration, Bldg. 723 Child Dev. Center, Bldg. 723 School Age Center, Bldg. 715 Youth Center, Bldg. 723 Youth Sports, Bldg. 715 Library, Bldg. 725 Mueller Fitness Center Sheridan Kasserne, Bldg. 119 Outdoor Recreation, Bldg. 725 Pete Burke Community Center, Bldg. 725 Tax Relief Office, Bldg. 212

440-3777 440-3308 440-3475 440-3580 440-2684 440-2684 440-2654 440-2600 440-2599 440-2467 440-2747 440-2461 440-2638 440-3711

USAG GRAFENWOEHR Army Community Service Main Post, Bldg. 244 Rose Barracks, Bldg. 322

475-8371 476-2650

Army Lodging/Billeting Main Post, Bldg. 209 Rose Barracks, Bldg. 275

475-1700 476-1700

Arts & Crafts Main Post, Bldg. 607

475-6101

Automotive Skills Center Main Post, Bldg. 453 (temporary) Rose Barracks, Bldg. 711

475-6239 476-2521

BOSS Main Post, Bldg. 150

475-8822

Bowling Center Main Post, Bldg. 612 Rose Barracks, Bldg. 2201

475-6177 476-2576

Child, Youth & School Services Main Post Parent Central Services, Bldg. 244 Child Dev. Center, Bldg. 260 Rose Barracks Parent Central Services, Bldg. 224 Child Dev. Center, Bldg. 2234 School Age Center, Bldg. 2237 Youth Center, Bldg. 1706 Youth Sports, Bldg. 224 Netzaberg Child Dev. Center, Bldg. 9010 School Age Center, Bldg. 9010 Youth Center, Bldg. 9080 Clubs, Dining & Entertainment Main Post Java Cafe Bar & Grill, Bldg. 612 The Patton Fireside Lounge, Bldg. 209 Tower View Catering, Bldg. 209 Rose Barracks Java Cafe, Bldg. 607 The Zone Sports Bar, Bldg. 607 Tumbleweed,Tex-Mex Diner, Bldg. 227

Phone Listing

475-6656 475-7180 476-2760 476-2651 476-2556 476-3144 476-4037 475-9478 475-9490 475-9393

475-8252 475-6200 475-6200 476-2360 476-3733 476-3699

Leisure Travel Services Main Post, Bldg. 547 Rose Barracks, Bldg. 2236

475-7402 476-2563

Library Main Post, Bldg. 445 Rose Barracks, Bldg. 2222

475-1740 476-1740

NAF Civilian Personnel Office Main Post, Bldg. 244

475-6886

Outdoor Recreation Main Post, Bldg. 547 Rose Barracks, Bldg. 2236

475-7402 476-2563

Performing Arts Center Main Post, Bldg. 103

475-6426

Special Events Rose Barracks

476-2948

Sports & Fitness Main Post Physical Fitness Center, Bldg. 170 Rose Barracks RB Fitness Center, Bldg. 323 Memorial Fitness Ctr., Bldg. 616

475-9007 476-2214 476-2270

Value Added Tax (VAT) Office Main Post, Bldg. 539 Rose Barracks, Bldg. 227

475-1780 476-1780

Warrior Zone Main Post, Bldg. 153 Rose Barracks, Bldg. 227

475-4309 476-2942

USAG HOHENFELS Army Community Service, Bldg.10 Army Lodging/Billeting, Bldg. 63 Arts & Crafts, Bldg. 18 Automotive Skills Center, Bldg. 392A BOSS, Bldg. 321 Bowling Center & Lane 17, Bldg. 14 Community Activity Center, Bldg. 40 Java Cafe, Kid’s Zone Child, Youth & School Services Central Registration, Bldg. 10 Child Dev. Center, Bldg. 111 Family Child Care, Bldg. 10 Hourly Care-CSC Annex, Bldg. 44 School Age Center, Bldg. 112 Youth Center, Bldg. 72 Youth Sports, Bldg. 46 Library, Bldg. 49 Leisure Travel Services NAF Civilian Personnel, Bldg. 313 Outdoor Recreation, Bldg. H15 Post Gym. Bldg. 88 Special Events, Bldg 40 Tax Relief Office, Bldg. 40

466-4860 466-1700 466-2538 466-2690 466-4028 466-4611 466-2840

466-2078 466-4706 466-3221 466-4041 466-2822 466-4492 466-2488 466-1740 466-2670 466-2771 466-2060 466-2883 466-2340 466-1780

CIVILIAN PREFIXES Garmisch Grafenwoehr Main Post Hohenfels Vilseck Rose Barracks

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Activities April is the Month of the Military Child and it gives our nation the opportunity to recognize the character, strength and sacrifices of America’s military children as well as the role they play in the armed forces community. Throughout the month, Child, Youth & School Services in your community will hold special events to honor military children. These events will stress the importance of providing children with quality services and support to help them succeed in their mobile military lifestyle.

USAG Grafenwoehr

USAG Garmisch

April 4 - MOMC Kick Off, at the CDC - 3:15 p.m. April 11 - MOMC Fitness Challenge Kick Off at all CYSS Programs April 12 - Pitch/Hit/Run Army Challenge - 3:30-5 p.m. April 15 - March for the Military, 4 p.m. at the softball field April 18-22 - Army Spirit Week April 18 - Pajama Day April 19 - Crazy Hair April 20 - Mix/Match April 21 - Crazy Hat April 22- Red/White/Blue April 26 - Military Dog Demonstration Canine corral - 3:30 p.m. April 29 - KINDERFEST, Activities include: Bounce Houses, Face Painting, Games and more - 3:30-5:30 p.m. For more information contact: DSN 440-2284 or CIV 08821-750-2284

April 1 - AFC Special Opening for Deployed families Rose Barracks CDC - 6–9:30 p.m. April 9 - Parents Day Out Rose Barracks CDC - 10 a.m.–4 p.m. April 11-15 - Home Alone Class for School-Agers April 14 - CYSS Parent Education “Child Abuse Prevention” Rose Barracks Bldg. 224 - noon–1 p.m. April 14 - Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) meeting Rose Barracks Bldg. 224 - 1–2 p.m. April 15 - Parents Night Out Netzaberg CDC - 6–9:30 p.m. April 20 - CYSS Block Party - 2:30-4:30 p.m. April 26 - CYSSitter Course Rose Barracks Bldg. 224 - 1–4 p.m. April 30 - Kinderfest Rose Barracks Rose Barracks Memorial Fitness Center - 10 a.m.–1 p.m. For more information contact: DSN 475-6656, CIV 09641-83-6656 or check out our webpage at http://www.grafenwoehrmwr.com/cyss/cyss.html

USAG Hohenfels

April 1 - Kick off MOMC at Kid’s Fest and have some fun in the sun! Games, bouncers, surf simulators, raffle prizes and much more. 3-7 p.m. at the School Age Center. April 8 - Lock-In/PNO - 6:30-10:30 p.m. April 13 - Childrens Performer Debbie Clement April 15 - Bouncer Day Hohenfels Fitness Center - Noon - 4:30 p.m. April 15 - Family Bingo CAC - 5-7 p.m. April 16 - Special Children’s Matinee AAFES Movie Theater April 18 - Family Field Trip to Palm Beach Water Park For more information contact: DSN 466-2078 or CIV 09472-83-2078


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