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Month of the Military Child

‘Have Book Will Travel’

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Programs, Events and Activities in the Bavaria Military Community April . May . June . 2013

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April - May - June 2013 The MWR Link magazine is a publication produced by the Marketing Office of USAG Grafenwoehr Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) Directorate. The appearance of sponsorship and/ or advertising does not imply an endorsement by the U.S. Army. Information contained in this periodical was correct at the time of printing. Check with local activities for possible changes. USAG Grafenwoehr Command Garrison Commander COL James E. Saenz USAG Grafenwoehr Family and MWR Director Audre L. Binder Family & MWR Marketing Grafenwoehr Marketing Manager DSN 475-8654, CIV 09641-83-8654

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Family and MWR remains committed to bringing you the best possible service, within our means, during this time of financial uncertainty. I thank you for your patience and understanding. Audre Binder Director, Family and MWR

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Discover Bavaria - Regensburg


Warrior Zones & BOSS


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The current financial situation of the United States Government and Department of Defense has resulted in mandated cost saving initiatives and spending restrictions by the United States Army. These initiative and restrictions will impact Family and MWR programs and services as well - to what extent is currently unknown. This issue of the Link Magazine is released prior to knowing what the full impact is. It is likely that changes, and, possibly cancellations, to advertized programs and events will occur. You will find up-to-date information on our webpage and Facebook site.

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Dear Customers,


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Hohenfels Mother’s Day Bazaar

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Special Dinners Served from 5 - 9 p.m.

Mongolian Barbeque April 5, May 3 & June 7

Tired of the same old food? Check out our Mongolian Barbeque. You pick the ingredients you want and our Chef will stir fry it up for you! You just pay by the ounce.

Southern Comfort April 12, May 10 & June 14

Come enjoy some Southern style comfort foods. From fried chicken to okra, we’ll make sure you leave with a full stomach and a delicious memory.

Seafood Night

April 19, May 17 & June 21

From fried shrimp to blackened tilapia, our Seafood Nights will surely hit the spot for anyone wanting a delicious bite out of the sea.

Steak Night

April 26, May 24 & June 28

Let us prepare your favorite cut of steak. Potato and Salad bars also available.

The Patton Fireside Lounge Grafenwoehr, Bldg. 209 DSN 475-6200, CIV 09641-83-6200

Now Open!

The long awaited Hometown Grill is now open in the Hohenfels Lane 17 Bowling Center, Bldg. 14. Enjoy Burgers, Philly Cheese Steaks, Pizza and a variety of other items on the menu. Call us at DSN 466-4611 for Opening Hours, Wednesday Specials and more.


April 11 & 18, May 2 & 16, June 6 & 20

Doors Open, 5 p.m. Early Bird, 6 p.m. Regular Games, 7 p.m. Tower View, Grafenwoehr Try your luck with America’s number one game, BINGO! This is your chance to win big while also enjoying a dinner buffet. Open to ID card holders 18 and over, only. Tower View, Grafenwoehr, Bldg. 209 DSN 475-6200, CIV 09641-83-6200

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Open MIC Nights

Sports Bar

April 22, May 27 & June 24

6 p.m. We give you the stage, you give the community a show! Bring your own musical instruments, poetry, dance routine, or whatever else you want and we provide the location to express yourself.

DJ/Karaoke Nights

April 4 & 19, May 3 & 17, June 7 & 21

9 p.m. If you’re looking to spice up your evening and enjoy a night of local performers singing and dancing to your favorite music, Karaoke Night is just right for you. The Zone Sports Bar Rose Barracks, Langenbruck Center, Bldg. 607 DSN 476-3733, CIV 09662-83-3733



Our Bowling Centers have your recreational and league bowling needs covered. Try Cosmic Bowling with blacklights, music and glow-in-the-dark lanes, pins and balls. Join us for FRG Bowling, Penny a Pin or Ladies Nights held on a recurring basis and many other fun bowling events!


Mother’s Day Breakfast Bowling May 12, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., Grafenwoehr

Hohenfels Wild! Wings! Wednesday Special

All mothers receive complimentary Tall coffee of choice.

11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Get 12 Wings, French Fries, Soda & 1 Duty Bowl Game; $10.50 per person.

Father’s Day Bowling

Red Pin Bowl

June 14-16, Rose Barracks

Celebrate Father’s Day with this special tournament.

June 16, Grafenwoehr

Dads bowl for $.50 and receive entry to win a bowling ball.

Family Day

every Sunday, 2 - 8 p.m., Grafenwoehr Children bowl for $.50 and adults bowl for $1.75. every Sunday, Rose Barracks All you can Bowl! Call for details.

Birthday Parties

$20 per hour per lane, shoes included.

Every Thursday, 5 - 9 p.m Strike on Red and win a Free Game!

Cosmic Fridays

6 - 9 p.m. We’ll light up the lanes to give you that Disco feeling. Bowl with the beat and order something to eat at our newly improved Hometown Grill.

Family Bowl

Every Sunday, 3 - 9 p.m.

Kids bowl for $1, shoes are free; Adults bowl for $1.50, shoes are free too. Hungry? The Hometown Grill is open 4 - 9 p.m. serving delicious foods and refreshments..


Cosmic Party

$30 per hour per lane.

Children’s Birthday “Theme” Packages

$9.95 per child. Package includes: Plates, cups, placemats, bowling for 2 hours, centerpiece, fun kit and birthday badge.

Grafenwoehr Bowling Center DSN 475-6177, CIV 09641-83-6177 Rose Barracks Bowling Center DSN 476-2576, CIV 09662-83-2576 Hohenfels Bowling Center DSN 466-4611, CIV 09472-83-4611

Grafenwoehr Bowling Center & Java Café Special Monday - Friday, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Any lunch special that is ordered with a Combo will receive two free games of bowling valid same day, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., shoes not included.

In response to customer feedback, Family and MWR is pleased to announce the planned opening of Rosalia’s Italian Pastaria later this year.

Rosalia’s (“Rosie’s”) will offer a broad menu of delicious Italian classics, American

breakfast and full coffee bar service in a comfortable sit-down dining environment. Rosalia’s will be located in building 227 on Rose Barracks, where the Tumbleweed is currently located. Tumbleweed will close on April 30, 2013. Unfortunately there will be an extended break in service while the facility undergoes renovations, so we ask for your patience. We will keep you posted as we get closer to the grand-opening and ribbon-cutting date of Rosalia’s .

Life Unscripted! Improv Troop Shows

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New Diner to open on Rose Barracks

Auditions: April 11 & 25, May 9 & 23, June 6 & 20 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Performance: April 13 Life Unscripted! is formatted after the popular show Whose Line Is It Anyway? Join the fun in working without a script. No experience necessary! Wear comfortable clothing and arrive a few minutes early. Attend a performance which is guaranteed to make you laugh! Admission is free. Age 18+ only.

TOPPERS Awards April 20

The TOPPERS Awards Show Ceremony will be hosted by the U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern in the Armstrong’s Club, Vogelweh Housing area. GPAC’s production of Twilight of the Golds was submitted into the Drama Category. Contact us for more information on any of the listed programs and events. We offer pay-as-you-go concessions for all public events and shows! Grafenwoehr Performing Arts Center, Bldg.103 DSN 475-6426, CIV 09641-83-6426


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A historic medieval city with a vibrant, urban lifestyle Regensburg is the best preserved medieval city of Germany. Visitors can experience 2000 years of history by strolling through the narrow lanes and broad squares of the Old Town. Thanks to its wealth of monuments Regensburg became UNESCO world heritage city in 2006. Besides its rich past, the city on the Danube offers a vibrant urban lifestyle. Throughout the whole year there are lots of festivals and events in Regensburg. Open-air events in medieval surroundings offer something for every taste, from opera to orchestral music, from theatre to dance. At The Regensburg Marathon on May 12, you can feel the sporty spirit of the World Heritage city. The famous early music festival Tage Alter Musik from May 17 - 20 offers artists from different countries, playing classical music in several historic venues. The Jazz Weekend from July 11 - 14 is highly recommended as Jazz groups and artists perform on several squares and courtyards in the Old Town for free. Another highlight in the festival season is the splendid Thurn and Taxis Festival from July 12 - 21. Bavarian hospitality can be found at the Regensburger Dult, a popular fair with Bavarian music, food and drinks, which takes place twice a year: two weeks in May and two weeks in August. This typical Bavarian festival is like the “mini-version” of the Oktoberfest in Munich.

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Visit the new “Visitor Centre World Heritage Regensburg Salzstadel” at the Stone Bridge.

In an interactive permanent exhibition you can experience Regensburg’s history from its foundation as a Roman camp to being a medieval trade metropolis to becoming a World Heritage Site. The Visitors Centre is open daily from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. Free admission!



Grafenwoehr Madden 13 Xbox 360 Tournament Mondays, 6 p.m.

Show off your skills with other gamers. Compete for bragging rights!

Movie Night

Tuesdays, 6 p.m.

Themed movie nights. Now with capabilities of playing DVDs, BluRays and more.

Texas Hold Em’

Wednesdays, 6 p.m.

Hone your skills for upcoming tournaments!

Pool Tournament Fridays, 6 p.m.

Let’s play Pool and have fun!

April Fool’s Party April 7, 6 p.m.

It’s time to pull your best prank. Facility will be rigged with April Fool’s Pranks. Best Prankster will receive a trophy.

“Cinco De Mayo” Potluck May 5, 6 p.m.

Bring Mexican food for the spirit of the holiday.

3 vs 3 Volleyball Tournament June 15, 2 p.m.

Heid Pond Cabin, Bldg. 658 Free tournament to promote team spirit. Medals will be given to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners.

Grafenwoehr Warrior Zone Bldg. 153

DSN 475-4309 CIV 09641-83-4309

Rose Barracks Warrior Zone Bldg. 607

DSN 476-2942 CIV 09662-83-2942

Rose Barracks Movie Night

April 11, May 9 & June 6, 7 p.m.

Karaoke Night

April 17, May 14 & June 12, 7 p.m.

Dart Tournament April 26, 7 p.m.

Can you hit the Bull’s Eye?

Pool Tournament May 31, 7 p.m.

Chess Tournament June 28, 7 p.m.

Check Mate! Compete to be crowned Chess Master!


Recreation & Leisure Community Service Quality of Life

Grafenwoehr ‘Grafenwoehr BOSS’

The Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers (BOSS) program represents the voice of the single Soldier. If you’re a single Soldier, BOSS members advocate for you by advancing quality of issues on the installation, and in the barracks, to senior leaders on post and throughout the Army.

Representative Meeting

As a member of BOSS, you have a voice in how you live, how you spend your leisure time and how you support the community around you. BOSS membership and the program’s available leadership and project management roles enhance your promotion packets.

Galaxy Water Park Day Trip


Tuesday & Thursday

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April 3, May 1 & 29, 2 - 4 p.m. Grafenwoehr USO, Bldg. 150

April 17 & May 15, 9:30 - 11 a.m. Rose Barracks Langenbruck Center

Black Forest Day Trip April 5, 5 a.m. - 10 p.m. April 8, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Appreciation Trip to Garmisch April 19 - 21

Get Grabbed by BOSS May 4, 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Board Study Hall (5:30 - 7 p.m.) Rose Barracks Langenbruck Center, Bldg. 607

Monday & Wednesday

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Arts & Crafts Corner The Arts & Crafts centers offer a large variety of ongoing classes and services throughout the year. Activities exist for people of all skill levels. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is ready to assist with bringing your creative ideas to life. Available services include: framing, matting, frame & paint restoration, engraving, wood working, home decor and art supplies. Classes and workshops for adults and children include: painting (watercolor, oil, acrylics, silk), ceramics, pottery, wood shop safety, carving, picture framing, sewing, scrapbooking, quilting, knitting and crocheting. For a complete listing of services and classes offered, contact your local Arts & Crafts Center.


The Crafts Tree offers special services which include furniture building, restoration, repairs and upholstery; sewing; ceramics and pottery; portrait studio (indoor/outdoor) and instant photo printing kiosk.

Mother’s Day Sewing Class for Kids

Complete a small sewing project while learning the basics of a sewing machine. Please bring some scrap cotton materials. For kids and beginners. Fee $32 per person.

Music Lessons for Children and Adults

Lessons are offered for beginners, intermediate and advanced levels in the music practice room. Ages 6 to adults. Fee $240 for 2 month lesson package.

Bavarian Souvenir Heart An original handmade treasure ... the perfect gift. Cost is $14.90.

Crafts Instructors Wanted

Submission Dates May 1 - June 30, 2013

Categories: Ceramic, Digital Art, Fibers/Textiles, Metals/Jewelry, Drawings, Paintings, mixed Media, Wood and Glass. Visit your local Arts & Crafts Center for details and entry requirements.

If you have any “crafty” talents you would like to share with others while making some extra money, become an instructor at the Crafts Tree. We are looking for instructors in textile crafts, stained glass art, pottery, musical instruction, wood working, weaving, knitting, quilting, painting and more. Garmisch Crafts Tree DSN 440-3888, CIV 08821-750-3888 Grafenwoehr Hearts & Home Craft Shop DSN 475-6101, CIV 09641-83-6101 Hohenfels Arts & Crafts Center DSN 466-2538, CIV 09472-83-2538


Polymer Clay April 4 & 11 May 2 & 9 June 6 & 13

Want to know how to make beads, decorations, desk decorations and any other items that your creative mind can think of? Join us and create your masterpiece. Classes start at 10 a.m. Fee $15 (includes supplies).

Basic Beading April 18 & 25 May 16 & 23 June 20 & 27

Do you like Jewelry? Design your own ring, bracelets, necklaces, earrings ... anything you can create with beads. Classes start at 10 a.m. Fee $25 (includes supplies).

Woodshop Safety Class & Certification Every other Thursday

Do you have any woodworking skills or a special project that you would like to get started? Learn woodworking basics and get certified to safely use each of our woodshop machines. Classes start at 5 p.m. Fee $10.


Every other Thursday

Learn the basic skills of matting and framing to create your own frames. Classes start at 5 p.m. Fee $30 (includes supplies). your community connection


Engraving Services at Heart & Home Craft Shop!

Engraving services returns to the Heart & Home Craft Shop. You no longer have to go off the installation for the high quality engraving your mementos and plaques deserve. We have the ability to engrave Brass Plates, Fleece, Glass, Plastic/Plexiglas Plates, Solid Wood Plaques and other materials. This includes graphics, if provided in one of the following formats: JPEG, GIF, TIF, BMP or PNG. Engravable frames and other items are available for purchase at Heart & Home Craft Shop. Stop in today and see what all your Craft Shop has to offer.

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Month of the Military Child Every Friday in April

Classes from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Ages 6 - 12. Fee $5.

The Mean Teen Crafting Machines April 24 - Crayon Melt Craft May 15 - No Sew Quilt or Pillow June 19 - Soda Bottle Art

Classes are from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Join the club. After 5 classes you’ll get one free. Ages 13 - 19. Fee $15 - 20 (includes supplies). 13

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2013 Youth Ski & Snowboard Program By Lawrence Tindall, Garmisch CYSS Sports & Fitness Director and Youth Ski & Snowboard “Wonderful Wednesday” organizer.

The long-running annual youth ski and snowboard program, known as Wonderful Wednesday (WW), concluded another safe and successful season. The program is a cooperative effort between volunteer ski instructors, Family and MWR, Garmisch Elementary-Middle Schools and Edelweiss Lodge and Resort. It has been ongoing since the 1970s. This was also a very challenging season due to the large groups of beginning skiers and snowboarders, ranging from 5 - 14 years old. This year 116 young community members took to the slopes to learn or improve their skills. This amounted to a great task completed by community volunteers getting everyone skiing or snowboarding. The Running of the Gates, an annual tradition where the students get to demonstrate their newfound abilities for their parents, classmates and instructors, was not a required event. However, most of the students participated and everyone got to see what they had learned through their 10 sessions of instruction. The finale is a small compilation of what the youth learned and provided a great family experience. The WW program presents all of the students with participation awards because it’s about what they learned during their 10 week sessions. Award categories included team building, building self-esteem and confidence, communication, being outside of their comfort zone and learning a lifelong skill. Injuries are inherent to winter sports training because any time there’s a combination of youth, downhill speed, and beginning skiers and snowboarders with snow and ice, the chances for injuries are high. If you really think about the amount of time the participants were on the slopes, averaging about 30 hours each, and then multiply that by number of participants, it equals 2,940 individual hours (or 176,400 minutes) of potential for an injury. This year there were no injuries, a testament to both students and instructors. Child, Youth & School Services thanks our community volunteer instructors and staff for a very safe 2013 season!

Garmisch Parent Central Services DSN 440-2467, CIV 08821-750-2467


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CYSS Training Day May 24

All CYSS Facilities will be closed for training.

SKIESUnlimited Spring Recital June 5, 5:30 - 7 p.m.

Hohenfels Post Theater

Summer Camps

Registration for summer camps will soon begin at the CDC & SAC.

Month of the Military Child Hohenfels

Family Bingo

April 5, 4 - 6 p.m. CAC, Bldg. 40

Family Field Trip: Palm Beach April 12, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

School Age Center Spring Break Week Activities

MOMC Kids Fest

Field Trip: Nabba Dabba Doo Fun Park April 11, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Family Fun Run/Box Run

April 8 - 12

End of School BBQ & Celebration June 14

Youth Center New Operating Hours

Monday - Friday, 2:30 - 6 p.m. No School Days, Noon - 6 p.m. Special Events & Holiday closures will be posted.

Youth Program Committee

Parents of CYSS registered Middle and High School teens are needed. Participants will meet quarterly to provide input in program activities, special events and more.

April 19, 3 - 6 p.m. SAC, Bldg. 112

April 20

Parents Night Out

April 26, 6:30 - 11:30 p.m. CDC & SAC


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Youth Sponsorship

Youth in grades 7 - 12 requesting sponsorship are matched with a youth of comparable grade/age.

Youth Sports & Fitness Volunteers needed!

We are on the hunt for individuals that have experience in Archery, Baton Twirling and Water Skiing/ Wakeboarding. If you are interested in volunteering and gaining the rewarding benefits from smiling faces, contact DSN 466-2488, CIV 09472-83-2488. your community connection


‘Have Book Will Travel’ 2013 Summer Reading Program at Army Libraries Special events will be happening at your local Library throughout the Summer Reading Program and it will culminate in a party to celebrate all your successful ‘journeys.’


June 19 - July 10

Registration begins June 13. For children in grades K - 6.

Grafenwoehr June 17 - July 1

Register now at the Library for the Summer Reading Program. The program begins the week of July 8 and will finish on August 5. Ages 3 - 15.


June 18, Noon - 4 p.m.

The program kicks off as we invite all children, up to 17 years of age, to register in the Summer Reading Program.

Garmisch Library DSN 440-2467, CIV 08821-750-2467 Grafenwoehr Library DSN 475-1740, CIV 09641-83-1740 Hohenfels Library DSN 466-1740, CIV 09472-83-1740


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Month of the Military Child Grafenwoehr April 15 - 19, Rose Barracks Library April 23 - 28, Grafenwoehr Library

Children will have an opportunity to spin the prize wheel during the month of April after completing a coloring sheet. Sheets available April 2 - 12.

National Poetry Month

Celebrate poetry at your local Library.


Poem in Your Pocket Day April 18

Select a poem you love during National Poetry Month and carry it in your pocket to share with friends and family. Bring it to the Library and share it with any staff member to receive a homemade cookie!


Book Spine Poetry Contest April 1 - 16

All ages. Entry forms available April 1.

April 16, 4 - 5 p.m.

Share your favorite poetry Winners of the Book Spine Contest will be announced.

Military Spouse Appreciation Day

Join us in paying special tribute to the military spouses in our community!


May 9, Noon - 5:30 p.m. Drop by for refreshments and check out our special display! Active Duty and Reserve spouses are eligible to enter the drawing to win one of several great prizes.


May 9, Rose Barracks May 10, Grafenwoehr

Military Spouses are invited to spin our Wheel of Appreciation for a special prize. Stop by and win!

Mother’s Day

Dads, bring your children to the Library to craft a gift.


I Love My Mommy Crafts (Ages 3-12)

May 12, 2:30 - 4 p.m.


Mother’s Day Craft (Ages 3-10)

Discover how the Library can help you during National Library Week!


Check out our display highlighting the unique role Libraries play in the community and the many resources available to you.

Hohenfels Library Open House

April 16, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Celebrate Libraries with games, giveaways and more!

May 4, 10 - 11:30 a.m. Grafenwoehr

May 8, 4:30 - 6 p.m. Rose Barracks

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More Happenings at the Libraries Grafenwoehr

Adult Book Club April 4

The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls

May 2

Please Look After Mom by Kyoun-suk Sin

June 6

A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson

Military History Group April 10


German Conversation Club Tuesday, 4:30 - 5 p.m. Ages 18 and over.

Story Time (Ages 2 - 5) Thursday, 10 - 10:30 a.m.

Foreign Film Friday

April 12 & May 10, 5 - 7 p.m.

Eclectic Book Club

April 30, May 28 & June 25

I Love My Daddy Crafts

U.S. Civil War (First Manassas/ Bull Run)

(Ages 3 - 12)

May 8

Foreign Film Friday for Kids

World War II (Invasion of Crete)

June 12

June 12, 2:30 - 4 p.m.

June 14, 4 - 6 p.m.

World War I (Battle of Messines Ridge) We meet 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. at the Grafenwoehr Library.

Spring Car Boot Sale June 8, Rose Barracks June 22, Grafenwoehr

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League Registrations & Officials Clinic All Soldiers, including Reserve and Guard, can participate in the league and opportunities also exist for Family members. Interested in becoming a Softball Coach or Official? We are currently looking for officials of all skill levels to officiate or keep score of our upcoming Intramural program. Contact your local Fitness Center.

Unit Level League Registration April 1 - 31, Grafenwoehr April 1 - May 6, Hohenfels

If you think your Unit has what it takes to be the best in the Garrison, register your Unit at your local Fitness Center.

Hohenfels Officials Clinic

May 6 - 9, 6 p.m.

Unit Level League begins May 13

Come out and support your favorite team!

Garmisch Coaches Meeting April 24, 6 p.m.

Intramural League begins May 7

Extramural League begins May 13

Grafenwoehr Officials/Coaches Clinic & Tournament May 7 - 12

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April 22 – 25

April 20, 9 a.m.

Unit Level Volleyball Championships Come out and support the best teams in the Garrison as they battle it out for their chance to represent USAG Grafenwoehr at the IMCOM Europe Championships. The top teams from the Grafenwoehr and Rose Barracks Unit Level Leagues will compete at the Grafenwoehr Physical Fitness Center.

Annual Box Run Albertshof, Bldg. 1226 Choose from a 10K run, 5K walk/run or 3K Kid’s Fun Run. Free T-shirt for the first 50 to register. Awards will go to the top two finishers in each category. Register by April 18 and receive a $5 discount. Cost is $15 per person. The Kid’s Fun Run is free.

Golf Tournaments

May 17 & July 25, Habsberg Golf Club June 13, Hilzhofen Teams will consist of four players and the registration fee will vary based on tournament location. Space is limited.

3rd Annual Half-Marathon & 5K Fun Run

Hohenfels Warrior Challenge

Little Mike Softball Field, Rose Barracks Improve your run time, test your limits. Half-Marathon participants will receive an event T-shirt. Pre-registration for the HalfMarathon is $15. On-site registration will be $25. The 5K Fun Run is free.

Challenge yourself to complete a 5K obstacle course that will test your strength, stamina and camaraderie. Crawl through the mud, traverse uncertain terrain and more. The challenge is open to teams of four. First 20 teams to register will receive a T-shirt. Cost is $10 per person.

May 4

Garmisch Mueller Fitness Center, Bldg. 119 DSN 440-2747, CIV 08821-750-2747 Grafenwoehr Physical Fitness Center, Bldg. 170 DSN 475-9007, CIV 09641-83-9007 Rose Barracks Fitness Center, Bldg 323 DSN 476-2214, Civ 09662-83-2214 Hohenfels Post Gym, Bldg. 88 DSN 466-2883, CIV 09472-83-2883

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May 4

Cycle Bavaria

May 18, 10 a.m.

Dedicate yourself to completing two hours of indoor cycling with our Spin and Indoor Cycling Instructors. Video feed of the Bavarian country side will motivate you on your indoor bike as you push yourself to finish the hard cardio. Cost is $5 person. 23

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This course is a review of AFAA’s Basic Exercise Standards and Guidelines, exercise science and exam criteria, followed by written and practical exams. This certification is valid for a period of two years. Course includes: study guide, review, written and practical exams. Cost is $224.25. For CEU credit only (not for certification) the cost is $63.75. Fee does not include the required textbook but it can be ordered through AFAA. Please order at least 6 weeks prior to course.

G.E.A.R. Indoor Cycling Instructor Training May 5

This workshop is designed for current indoor cycling instructors and those interested in instructing group indoor cycling classes. Learn safe cycling practices, correct technique, proper alignment and effective training principles to ensure sound training decisions. Course includes a training manual, two workouts, practical training applications and a certificate of completion. Cost is $96.25.

Grafenwoehr Rugged Terrain Obstacle Run April 13, 9 a.m.

Grafenwoehr Physical Fitness Center Service members, civilians and family members in Europe are challenged to participate in the first Grafenwoehr Rugged Terrain Obstacle Run.

community recreation


Run, climb and jump past 13 hard-core obstacles spaced out over a grueling, 13-kilometer course along the Grafenwoehr Training Area’s Rough Terrain Trail. The trail is a training resource designed to test small-units’ ability to operate in a rugged and physicallydemanding environment. Obstacles include cargo net and rock climbs, muscle-aching tire flips and sled pulls, an oxygen-sucking stair run and a filthy mud crawl. Complete the run to earn a commemorative T-shirt. Participants can register with MWR online at www. or by stopping by the Grafenwoehr Physical Fitness Center. Preregistration fee is $15 per participant; register the day of the run for $25. All U.S. and NATO ID cardholders over 18 years of age are eligible to participate as either individuals or teams.


Fox Sports, MLB Athletes Team with U.S. Troops in Europe to Promote Resiliency

game schedules to fans, as well as other programming on Fox Sports in multiple regions throughout the U.S. The day began with physical training with the Troops. Exercises included circuit training and multiple calisthenics followed by a run where cadences were called, which help the formation stay in step.

By Spc. Joshua Edwards, 2nd Cavalry Regiment Public Affairs

The Directorate Plans Training Mobilization Security (DPTMS) Operations, Family and Morale Welfare and Recreation and Grafenwoehr Public Affairs in cooperation with Installation Management Command Europe, IMCOM Houston and U.S. Army Europe coordinated the visit. The leadership with USAREUR and IMCOM-E concurred that the Bavaria Military Community and U.S. Army Garrison Grafenwoehr was the ideal location to host the visit based on the installation’s unique mission as the largest training command outside of the continental United States and Rose Barracks as the home of the 2CR, the soon-to-be only remaining brigade combat team in Germany. The Soldiers, Family members and civilians of the community were a good representation focusing on the resiliency acquired through the diverse challenges met in Europe. The purpose of the visit, which was called ‘Training with the Troops,’ was to amplify the U.S. Army’s campaign regarding physical fitness through the use of inspiration and motivation. The visit promoted resiliency and education not only for the Troops of the Regiment, but to the visitors as well. It also showcased the spirit of 2CR Troops, Families and civilians, and their daily contribution to the National Defense. Fox Sports also brought eleven young women know as the Fox Sports Girls who promote various sports to fans in the United States. These ladies announce live26

“We got up bright and early and we came out here to do some circuit training, running logs across the field and pulling chains,” said Luke Gregerson, a player with the San Diego Padres. “We did some core work, you name it we did it right here and right afterward we did a mile and a half run.” Rollie Fingers, a hall of famer talked about his learning experience he gained from the visit. “I’m just learning a lot and it’s so technical now,” said Fingers. “When I was in the Army we didn’t have all this technical stuff. I think it’s a lot better the way it’s done now. You can really save lives.”

COL James E. Saenz, Bavaria Military Community and U.S. Army Grafenwoehr Commander, explained why the visit from the baseball players was important and what type of experience the event presented to the players. “I think it’s a great experience for the Major League Baseball players to see what the day to day life of a Soldier is,” said Saenz. “It’s been really eye-opening for them and just helps build that mutual respect and understanding.” PFC. Cody Pflughoeft with Bravo Troop, Regimental Support Squadron, 2CR, and native of Houston, explained how well the visit went and how he enjoyed the experience.

about physical fitness and what it means to be resilient, I think it’s a win-win for both sides.” Gregerson explained how thankful he is for the opportunity to come to Germany and spend time with the Troops. “Thank you for everything you guys do for us and thank you for supporting our country,” Gregerson said. “It’s a privilege and an honor to be here to experience this.” The day concluded with a ride-along in a Stryker vehicle to the Reed Museum where the visitors were given a tour of the museum and a presentation of Regimental historical uniforms for the period of 1836 to present.

“It’s exciting to me because I am a baseball fan,” said Pflughoeft. “The organization was quite nice and I was surprised at how enthusiastic they all were, including the players and Fox Sports Girls. They were all just excited to be here and have fun. Even though they were tired they kept going and had a blast. I’m thankful I got this opportunity.” Saenz expressed his gratitude and appreciation for being able to host the visit from the Fox Sports Girls, MLB players and Hall of Famers. “I think we are very honored here in the Bavarian Military Community that they chose our location to come and spend time with our Troops,” said Saenz. “For them to choose this as the place to come to spend time with our young Troops and exchange 27

Come shop ‘til you drop!

Mother’s Day Bazaar May 9 - 11

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Community Activity Center Bldg. 40 Thursday, May 9

11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Friday, May 10

10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Saturday, May 11

10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Spring Link Magazine  

Spring 2013

Spring Link Magazine  

Spring 2013