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ACS Information & Classes CYSS Programs & Information Calendar Of Events ODR & LTS Trips

Serving the communities of the U.S. Army Garrisons Garmisch, Grafenwoehr and Hohenfels

Happy Halloween! BAVARIAN-AMERICAN Magazine Fall 2010 USAG Grafenwoehr Commander COL Avanulas R. Smiley

Read ahead for fun and scary events at your Garrison!

USAG Hohenfels Commander LTC Kevin J. Quarles USAG Garmisch Garrison Manager Karin Santos Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation USAG Grafenwoehr Director Audre L. Binder USAG Hohenfels Director Stacye M. Downing USAG Garmisch Director Sharon R. Glazeski NAF Support Management Monika Daugherty Marketing Division: Helga Arndt (USAG Grafenwoehr) Kristen Bromley (USAG Grafenwoehr) Refugio Orozco (USAG Grafenwoehr) Emily Gourgues (USAG Hohenfels) Kelley Smith (USAG Garmisch) Sponsorship and Advertising: Troy Mason (USAG Grafenwoehr) This magazine is available online: BA_Magazine.pdf Advertising information: DSN: 475-8656 CIV: 09641-83-8656 Information, suggestions and ideas: DSN 475-8654 CIV 09641-83-8654 Email: Information contained in this periodical was correct at the time of printing. Check with local activities for possible changes. The appearance of advertising in this publication does not constitute DOD, Army or Federal Government endorsement.

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Launching the new CYSS Fee Policy

Questions & Answers Q: Why is the DoD changing its child care fee policy now? A: Child Care Fees have not kept pace with the significant growth in Military Families’ incomes or the increased costs to provide care during the past five years. Just like everything else, the cost of providing staff salaries, food, supplies, toys and equipment increase each year. Q: What are the major changes in the DoD Child Care Fee Policy for SY10-11? A: Family income ranges were adjusted and several new income ranges were added. Specifically, DoD added three Total Family Income (TFI) Categories. These additions raise the highest TFI ceiling from $70,000 to $125,000, increasing the Fee Range for TFI Category 1 to $29,400 and lowering the Fee Ranges for TFI Categories 2 through 6. Q: What is Total Family Income (TFI)? A: TFI a Family’s gross earnings before taxes. The DoD states these earnings include: • Wages, salaries and tips • Long-term disability benefits • Allowances for housing and subsistence, which are based on grade and status • In-kind allowances, which include the value of meals and lodging if a parent lives on the installation or eats at the dining facility • Specialty pay Q: What is not included in TFI? A: Combat zone pay, hostile fire pay and imminent danger pay • Variable and overseas housing allowances • Family separation pay • Child support or alimony • Cost of living allowance Q: Does the Army have to follow the DoD Child Care Fee Policy? A: Yes. The Military Child Care Act of 1989, codified in Section 568 of the National Defense Authorization Act for 1996, requires the DoD to establish DoD-wide uniform child care fees based on TFI for use by all branches of the Service. However, DoD has given the Army permission to phase-in the fee changes to minimize the financial impact on Families. Q: When will the new child care fees go into effect? A: The fees for SY10-11 Child, Youth & School Services will go into effect Oct. 1, 2010, for the October payment cycle. Q: How much will my child care fees increase? A: In order to lessen the financial burden on Army Families, each installation CYS Services Program will have an individualized fee plan to phase in the DoD Fee Policy. Depending on the TFI category, most fees for full-day child care will increase by $4 to $7 per week. Q: Will other fees be impacted by the SY10-11 Army CYS Services Policy Plan? A: Yes. Part day, Preschool, School Age, Camps, SKIES Unlimited instructional classes, Hourly Care, Family Child Care, and Youth Sports Fees will be adjusted. Q: Will I need to have my TFI category revalidated? A: Patrons must provide their TFI information as part of the registration process. Q: What if Families are unable to pay child care fees? A: Commanders may authorize additional fee reductions for Families with temporary documented financial hardships. Information will be available at the local installation.

Q: Is there any Fee Assistance for Families with deployed parents? Why? A: Yes. Additional fee reductions are available while a Military or DOD Civilian parent is deployed. Information will be available at the local installation. Q: Is there a multiple discount for siblings for a Family using Army child care options? A: Yes. A 15 percent multiple-child discount is given for each second and subsequent child in a Family enrolled in CYSS Programs. This will now be a standard practice Army wide. Q: How are child care fees determined? A: There is no change to the process for determining the child care fee a Family will pay. DoD has established nine TFI Categories. Each Family’s fee depends on its TFI Category. Q: How and when will Families be informed of the specific fee plan for their installation? A: Families will begin receiving information about their specific fee changes beginning mid- August through personal contacts at their child care location, town halls, social media, radio and television commercials and stories overseas, and print materials. Q: Is there a website Families can go to for more information? A: Army will launch a website in late August to provide additional information on its School Year 2010-2011 Child Care Fee Policy.

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Soldier & family Programs

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Army Community Service Sponsorship Application & Training

A new online sponsorship training program is now available. Called “eSponsorship”, it can be accessed from a government computer at or from a personal computer by accessing Military Installations at http://www. - go to the Sponsorship article for any of the installations. The training is designed for anyone assigned to or accepting the role and responsibilities of being a sponsor. It is a quick, user-friendly training. It provides a needs assessment checklist to assist with sponsorship responsibilities and links to important resources valuable to everyone moving to a new location. For more information, contact the Relocation Readiness Program Manager at DSN 4403526/3777 or email garmisch.FMWRacs@

Boot Camp for Spouses

Come out for a training that is beneficial to ALL military spouses, not just Army spouses! This training is Part 1 of the Army Family Team Building Training Program and is a great way to increase your understanding and awareness of military life. For those not so new to the Military, the course is also beneficial in the development of leadership skills and finding ways to get more involved in the community. Give us a call if you are interested in registering.


Weekly Activities and Classes Monday Money Mondays: 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Fundamentals of English: 1 - 2:30 p.m Tuesday Conversational German: 9:30 - 11 a.m. Playgroup: 10 - 11:30 a.m. at the Garmisch Chapel Wednesday Working Wednesdays: 1 - 2:30 p.m. Thursday Stroller Walk: 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Meet at ACS

Garmisch Grüss Gott Group

The Garmisch Grüss Gott Group meets the 1st Monday of every month at 9:30 a.m. at the Pete Burke Community Center. The Group is a social networking opportunity to get to know your neighbors, other members of the community, and learn about the local area. Everyone is welcome to attend. Children are welcome as well. Contact your ACS Staff for more information. You can now find the Garmisch Grüss Gott Group on Facebook!

DSN 440-3777, CIV 08821-750-3777 Email: Artillery Kaserne Bldg. 203, 1st Floor Hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Closed on American Holidays

Calling All Volunteers!

There are currently many opportunities for you, to include volunteering at the Post Office, Thrift Shop, Chapel activities, Child, Youth, and School Services, the upcoming Wonderful Wednesday ski program, and many more. Be sure to contact ACS for more information.

Army Family Action Plan

The next Garmisch Army Family Action Plan Conference will take place early in 2011. It is not too soon to start submitting your ideas and suggestions for the upcoming conference. Remember, your issues can make a local impact, or even an Army-wide change for the better. Look for AFAP issue boxes around the community and at ACS, or submit them online at www.


Ever have a question or need information and just don’t know where to start? Think Lucky 777. Your ACS Information and Referral Program can be reached by dialing 3777. Often we can answer your question or provide you with a useful resource to assist.


Child, Youth & School Services

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Wednesdays are Wonderful for Garmisch Kids It is shortly after noon at the Garmisch Elementary/Middle School, the bell rings and most of the students head for busses to take them to nearby ski slopes. For over 30 years children in Garmisch have had the opportunity to take part in a ski and snowboard program with a unique twist – children are dismissed from school in order to participate. The Wonderful Wednesday Ski and Snowboard program takes place over 10 weeks from January to March. Children with skills ranging from beginners to advanced, participate in lessons provided by Edelweiss Lodge & Resort certified ski and snowboard instructors. The program originally operated entirely by volunteers now managed by USAG Garmisch Child, Youth & School Services is available to every Garmisch child in grades Kindergarten - 8. The Garmisch Elementary/Middle School, the Garmisch Parent Teacher and Student Association (PTSA), Community Outdoor Recreation, Army Community Services and Business Operations all work with CYSS to support

the program. On the first day, children assigned to groups according to their ages and abilities, start the 10 weeks. Beginners receive instruction in the Hausberg “Back Yard” while those more experienced head up the mountain for their lessons. The goal is for all to get up on the mountain where the real fun begins. By the end of the ten weeks, all of the children show remarkable improvement, with many going on to become life-long skiers. On the last day children participate in a gates course and the program wraps up with an awards ceremony. This community-wide partnership gives kids a chance to take part in a program in a top European ski resort that could be costprohibitive and possibly even not accessible in the States. To help further the cost of the program to parents, the Garmisch PTSA sponsors many fundraisers. Several private donations have also supported this effort. Please register your child early to participate in this great program. Spaces fill quickly!

While You’re in Garmisch... Did you know that you don’t have to live in Garmisch to take advantage of our Child, Youth & School Services programs? Whether you’re in Garmisch for a meeting, TDY or on vacation, you can enroll your children in our programs while you’re here. The Child Development Center is open Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. for hourly care. The CDC provides care for children ages 6 weeks – 5 years. The School Age Center is open Monday-Friday, 2:30 - 6 p.m. for hourly care. The SAC serves children in grades Kindergarten -5. The Youth Center hours are 2 - 6 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 2 - 10 p.m. on Fridays. If you are currently enrolled in a CYSS program at your home garrison we can arrange to have an electronic copy of your files sent to us. Otherwise, we will ask you


to complete a visitor registration. If you are eligible for Army Family Covenant benefits at your home garrison (such as free or reduced hourly fees), you may use them in Garmisch. We highly recommend you call the CDC or SAC up to 30 days ahead of time to ensure we have space available as we cannot always guarantee same-day spaces. If you would like some evening care, please contact any CYSS facility for a list of CYSitters. Parent Central Services DSN 440-2284, CIV 08821-750-2284 Child Development Center DSN 440-2684, CIV 08821-750-2684 School Age Center DSN 440-2654, CIV 08821-750-2654 Youth Center DSN 440-2600, CIV 08821-750-2600 CYSS will make your time in Garmisch as enjoyable for your kids as it is for you!


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Recreation & Leisure

The Crafts Tree Programs & Classes Mosaic Appliqué Class – “Wind Dance” Wall-Hanging

Tuesdays, 5:30- 8:30 p.m. (4 sessions) Fee: $89 (freezer paper & polyester batting included) Level: Advanced Beginner. Please schedule in advance. Upon popular demand we offer this class on the appliqué technique. The Mosaic appliqué is a very interesting technique that works beautifully with landscapes and pictorials. There are unlimited possibilities for using this method. It can be applied to contemporary as well as traditional designs. Odd-shaped or curved patches are easily handled. All appliqué is invisibly done by machine. By the end of the class each student will have finished a small “Wind Dance” wall hanging, size 14” x 15”.

Quilting Class – Sampler Quilt - 101 on Log Cabin Blocks

Wednesdays, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. (5 sessions) Fee:$89 Level: Beginner & Advanced. Please schedule in advance. Upon request we are offering this class for those who are interested to explore an exciting collection of Log Cabin blocks. Each student will work on a pretty Log Cabin Sampler that will cover different techniques. You will also learn how to finish a quilt. For those who took the previous beginner class this is an excellent opportunity to learn the next step.

Quilting Class - Small Mystery Quilt

Wednesdays, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. (5 sessions) Fee: $65 Level: Beginner. Please schedule in advance. Yes, mysteries can be daunting since you have no idea it’s style or how it is put together but take a chance and make the leap. Every time the class meets we will make some parts and end up with a nice small quilt. A great opportunity to meet and greet your fellow quilters and the perfect way to stretch your quilting muscles and try something new.

Wood Shop Safety Class

Every 4th Tuesday of the month, 5:30 - 7 p.m. and every 2nd Sunday of the month, 3:30 - 5 p.m. Fee: $20. Adults only. The 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.

Basic Ceramics Pouring Class

2 hour class. Please schedule in advance. Fee: $20 - includes instruction & materials (slip, paints and glazes, shop and firing fees) for one small project. Level: Beginner You will learn how to pour and finish while making one easy class project to take home.

Handbuilt Pottery Class

2 sessions of 2 hours. Please schedule in advance. Fee $48 - includes instruction & materials for 2 class projects: clay, paints and glazes, firing fees, tools, brushes and everything else you will need Level: Beginner & Advanced You will learn coil and slab building techniques! Make cups, bowls, flowerpots, candleholders, or whatever you imagine!

Tiffany Glass Art

4 evenings of instruction. Please schedule in advance. Fee: $40 for (materials not included) Level: Beginner Ages: Adults only 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.

Picture Matting & Framing Class

5 - 7:30 p.m. Please schedule in advance. Fee: $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 MWR Arts & Crafts Qualification Card.

Piano and Violin Lessons

Lessons for beginner and advanced students, for children or adults. Cost for a two month lesson package is $240. Contact the Entertainment Office at DSN 440-3475. Garmisch Multi Crafts Center “The Crafts Tree” Bldg. 263, Artillery Kaserne DSN 440-3888, CIV 08821-750-3888 Hours: Tuesday - Thursday: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. & 3 - 7 p.m. Sunday: 1 - 5 p.m.

Silk Painting Class

2 evenings/afternoons. Please schedule in advance. Fee for two evenings of instruction: $15 (silk extra) Ages: Adults, Children 4 and up Level: Beginners and advanced students

Watercolor Painting Class

2 evenings/afternoons. Please schedule in advance. Fee: $20, materials included Ages:Adults, Children 4 and up Level: Beginners and advanced students

Oil Painting Class for Beginners

3 evenings of instruction. Please schedule in advance. Fee: $69 - includes oil paints and canvas Ages: Adults


Digital Self Service Picture Station Get quality photos in seconds! - add borders, colors and text! - design your own personal greeting cards, collages, invitations or calendars Great as gifts or to send back home! Many sizes, good prices, instant! 15x20cm enlargement - $.95 Standard 10x15cm print - $.45


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Recreation & Leisure

Leisure Travel Services Outdoor Recreation


Columbus Day Weekend - Top Chef Garda

October 8-11 and November 25-28: Three nights on the lakeshore in beautiful Torri del Benaco with two days of cooking classes in a villa at Le Gemme di Artemisia overlooking the lake plus wine tasting. Monday is market day - we head home stocking up on goodies and visit some vineyards for wine tastings on the South Tyrol Wine Road. A foodie extravaganza! Departs 5 p.m. Cost: $575.

Munich and the Third Reich

October 24: We meet at the Bahnhof just prior to 8 a.m. for a train ride to Munich. Once we arrive we 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 a unified country) and other places associated with the Nazi movement. Cost is $35.

The Iceman Cometh - Bolzano

October 30: The “Iceman” is the Neolithic man, who lived 5300 years ago whose body was discovered by hikers in 1991 on the Austrian/Italian border. He is maintained in a fantastic museum in Bolzano. Join us on a day trip there where we also have time to visit the famous Saturday Market. A long day filled with delights. Cost is $42.

Neuschwanstein, Wieskirche, and the Ettal Monastery

October 31: Visit the most popular tourist attraction in Germany, Neuschwanstein Castle. As opposed to most of the tours that concentrate on the scandalous upbringing of Ludwig and his “tragedy”, this tour 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 and there will be some talk about that as well! In addition, a short stop for lunch in the castle town of Füssen, a short stop at the UNESCO designated World Heritage Site of the Wieskirche, and the Ettal Monastery. Cost is $39. Bavarian-American

Prague Weekend with Bohemian Beers

November 5-7: Let us go see the place that everyone wants to see! We will leave at 4:15 p.m. from the Burke Center. There will be a daytime tour Saturday with a fair amount of free time and a special guided Dutro tour of the Franz Kafka museum. Two full nights in Prague for the low price of $270.

Venice & Verona Weekend

November 12-14: We stay two nights in a Vicenza area hotel. On Saturday we start early for Venice (7 a.m.) and an all day tour. See some great art and architecture, pigeons in St. Mark’s Square, gondolas, and good places to eat! On Sunday, it is on to Verona and a tour of the Romeo and Juliet city with the great Roman Arena, and a wonderful restaurant. We take about three hours to gorge ourselves before arriving back in Garmisch at about 9 p.m. Cost is $290.

Paris, the City of Lights

November 25-28: Paris is the best Thanksgiving destination mostly because there is so much to see and this is the longest holiday weekend in the American calendar! The best time to visit is autumn! Ideally, we will have three full days in

Paris. Includes a tour of some of the essential but less accessible places on the first day, and ensures that everyone is familiar with the way the transportation system works. That leaves one day for people to explore the Louvre on their own and another to do the Musee d’Orsay as well as the thousands of other sites; like the Eiffel Tower. Cost is $465. You can reserve trips, check the availability of the Pete Burke Community Center, Kean’s Lodge, and Outdoor Recreation‘s equipment rental using MWR Online Services at webtrac/Garmischrectrac.html Customize a Trip for your organization’s special events. If interested, the Recreation Specialists at the Pete Burke Community Center have got you covered. Transportation to any Munich Venue may be as low as $8 per person. Do you want to go somewhere else? We will go wherever your imagination takes you! Come see us for a personalized price quote. We have a 32-passenger bus and internationally licensed driver available for daily or overnight trips.

Garmisch Outdoor Recreation One-Day Ski Trips

$39 includes weekend equipment rental $10 for the bus Includes: Transportation to and from Garmisch Complementary Guide service Lift tickets not included. Contact the ODR staff for dates and times

Pete Burke Community Center DSN 440-2638 CIV 08821-750-2638


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Soldier & Family Programs



Building 244, Room 113 Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. DSN 475-8371 • CIV 09641-83-8371


Building 322 Monday-Friday 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. DSN 476-2650 • CIV 09662-83-2650 Closed on US Holidays and on the second Thursday of each month for staff training Email ACS at and follow us on Facebook and Twitter

FAP 24 Hour Response Hotlines

Sexual Assault Reporting CIV 09662-83-3217 Domestic Violence CIV 09662-83-3218

Care Team Training Care Team training prepares care team members with foundations to help a Family cope with the immediate aftereffects of a casualty, providing the necessary support without overwhelming or creating additional stress for the survivors. Child Abuse Identification, Prevention & Reporting Process and Domestic Violence Prevention & Response Procedures These courses provide information on how to identify the abuse, what they are, and the reporting avenues available. Call ACS Family Services Program to arrange a briefing.

Military & Family Life Consultants

Coupon Exchange Program Overseas, AAFES and the Commissary accept manufacturer’s coupons up to 6 months past the expiration date! There are many organizations and patriotic citizens back in the States who clip and mail thousands of coupons to help our Soldiers and Families save money. You may also volunteer for this program by applying online at www.myarmyonesource. com. Stop by your ACS to pick up some coupons and save money!


Dumping Debt DVD The DVD by Dave Ramsey is available to borrow on request. Email ACS: and receive the latest information!

Rose Barracks Cell: 0152-0294-0761 Main Post Cell: 0152-0293-4290 or 0152-0241-5226 MFLC’s are on call from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Army Family Action Plan The AFAP is a program that seeks input for the most significant issues that affect the quality of life of Soldiers, Families, retirees, and Department of the Army (DA) civilians. Your feedback is provided to leaders who work towards resolution to increase the quality of life. Submit your Army Family Action Plan issue by emailing Let us know what the issue(s) are, who it affects (Soldier, Family Member, Civilian, Retiree or other), and how would you fix it! Battlemind Training for Spouses Battlemind for the Spouses is a training designed to help develop a realistic preview of the stresses and strains of deployment on Soldiers and Families. Families are encouraged to attend a session to have a better understanding on how BATTLEMIND affects Soldiers, spouses and other Family members. Call ACS Mobilization & Deployment Readiness to schedule your Unit/FRG training.


Emergency Placement Care Provider Training Interested in becoming an EPC Provider? Call the ACS Family Services Program to arrange training and get all the information, expectation and administrative requirements of temporary care for emergencies. English as a Second Language (Level I and II) This is an English course designed to help build English skills in both spoken and written. This course is intended for those who did not grow up with English as a primary language. Please call ACS Relocation Readiness for details. Military Family Life Consultants (MFLC) Need to talk to someone? We are here to listen! MFLCs provide non-medical, short term, problem solving counseling services to Soldiers, Families and civilian employee


within the community. Consultations are confidential, except when there is a duty to warn: MFLCs must report child and domestic abuse, violence and harm to self or others. Soldier and Family Assistance Center (SFAC) The SFAC is a growing program staffed by a team of civilian employees who provide professional, compassionate and coordinated services for Warriors in Transition (WTU) and their Families. How does the SFAC assist Soldiers and Families? • Provides services for in and out processing • One-on-one counseling • Information and Referral Services • Crisis Intervention • Support Group for spouses of injured Soldiers. grafenwoehr

The Survivor Outreach Services (SOS) is an ACS program that demonstrates the Army’s commitment to Families of the Fallen. The mission of SOS is to provide enhanced services to these Families. Financial counseling and support are available as our mission is to improve services to you, provide education on the roles and responsibilities of all agencies within your community and much more. Army Emergency Relief (AER) is the Army’s own emergency financial assistance organization and is dedicated to “Helping the Army Take Care of its Own”. AER funds are made available to provide emergency financial assistance based on valid need to Soldiers – active and retired – and their dependents. Spouses can get AER assistance with a valid general Power of Attorney. POV repairs and emergency travel form the largest portion of requests.


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Soldier & Family Programs


Did you know if you are an active duty Soldier you can receive Promotion Points? Classes such as AFTB provide an opportunity to gain a total of four promotion points for up to 40 accumulative hours of course instruction and training. What are you waiting for? AFTB Level I Rose Barracks, Bldg. 221, Room 207 Oct. 5 - 6, 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Nov. 30 - Dec. 1, 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Netzaberg Youth Center Bldg. 9080 Nov. 9 - 10, 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Learn the basics and get the most current updates about life in the Army: from acronyms to FRG’s. Discover your benefits and entitlements. Our instructors will help you understand today’s Army and what is available to you in our community. AFTB Level II Netzaberg Youth Center Bldg. 9080 Oct: 26-28, 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. AFTB Level III Netzaberg Youth Center Bldg. 9080 Dec: 14 - 16, 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. A great selection of personal and professional development courses to assist you in living a military lifestyle with a positive approach. Learn how to manage the demands of the Army on you, your Family or your career. ARMY Volunteer Corps Rose Barrack, Bldg. 221, Room 207 10 - 11 a.m. Oct. 13 & 27, Nov. 10 & 24, Dec. 2 Becoming a community volunteer is easy! Learn how to get your organization’s account up and running on • Volunteer Management and Organization Program Manager Training: Find out the easy way how to register and manage your volunteering! • Volunteer Management: Manage your volunteers, look up opportunities and input hours through the Volunteer Management Information System within • Organization Program Managers can discover how to input the volunteer positions, approve hours and volunteer positions and much more! Employment Readiness

Resume Writing & Resumix Rose Barracks ACS, Bldg. 322 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Oct. 5, Nov. 9, Dec. 2 USO Main Post, Bldg 150 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. . Oct. 13, Nov. 3, Dec. 8 12

With Resume Writing you will learn how to write your resume to better sell yourself to your potential employer. In addition, this class provides Family members, Soldiers, and DOD Civilians with information on how to apply for an Army position using the Resumix system.

Special Needs Advisory Council (SNAC) Meeting

Main Post, Bldg. 244, Room 219 10:30 - noon Nov. 24 This meeting is open to the public and needs feedback from parents of special needs children. Together, we can identify the gaps in services in special education in school and much more.

“Normal People Scare Me” A Film about Autism

Interview Skills

Rose Barracks ACS, Bldg. 322 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Oct. 19, Dec. 7 Main Post Chapel Annex, Bldg. 140 Nov. 17 Get advice and tips on how to conduct a successful interview: find out what questions you should ask, how to dress, and other ways to make a great first impression. Exceptional Family Member Program

Movie Bash

Rose Barracks Theater, Bldg. 354 4 - 6 p.m. Oct. 14 Dec. 23 Main Post Theater, Bldg. 620 4 - 6 p.m. Nov. 4 Join us for a FREE Movie at the AAFES Theater! Valid only for one enrolled EFMP child and a parent. This is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy a movie with your child(ren), meet new people and have ACS appreciate all EFMP members! Please call in advance to reserve your spot. NEW! EFMP 101 Rose Barracks ACS, Bldg. 322 3:30 - 5 p.m. Nov. 23 Learn everything about the EFMP, what are the benefits, requirements, available services, respite care and much more!

Special Education Workshop

Rose Barracks ACS, Bldg. 322 3:30 - 5 p.m. Nov. 16 Learn how to maneuver through the Special Education system for any school district. Learn about the law that requires services for children in the public school settings covering Individual Education Program.

Main Post, Bldg. 244, Room 219 3 - 4:30 p.m. Nov. 9 A compelling documentary that captures the life of children with autism and their interviews on how it is living with autism. Parents, children and professionals are all invited.

EFMP Support Group

Rose Barracks ACS, Bldg. 322 3:30 - 5 p.m. Oct. 19 Main Post, Bldg. 244, Room 219 3 - 4:30 p.m. Dec. 7 Join our support group that meets to share common experiences unique to special needs. It provides a place to network and learn about new information and resources available.

EFMP Free Bowling

Rose Barracks Bowling Center, Bldg 2201 4 - 6 p.m. Oct. 6, Nov. 3, Dec. 1 Main Post Bowling Center, Bldg. 612 4 - 6 p.m. Oct. 21, Nov. 18, Dec. 16 FREE bowling for enrolled EFMP members! Come out, have fun and network with other Exceptional Family Members!

Respite Care Provider Training

Main Post, Bldg. 244, Room 219 3 - 4:30 p.m. Oct. 12 Rose Barracks ACS, Bldg. 322 3:30- 5 p.m. Dec. 14 Respite care is short term care that helps a Family take a break from the daily routine and stress. The training will cover administrative requirements and outline the certification process.

Birth to Age Three Workshop

Main Post, Bldg. 244, Room 219 3 - 4:30 p.m. Oct. 7 Rose Barracks ACS, Bldg. 322 3:30 - 5 p.m. Dec. 9


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Health Benefits Workshop

Rose Barracks ACS, Bldg. 322 3:30 - 5 p.m. Oct. 28 Main Post, Bldg. 244, Room 219 3 - 4:30 p.m. Dec. 2 Do you know what your benefits are? Join us for this workshop that will highlight the health benefits that are available through the military and federal government, to include Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Extended Health Care Option for special needs. Family Advocacy

Fighting for Your Marriage Main Post Chapel Annex, Bldg 140. noon - 2 p.m. Oct. 19,26 , Nov. 2, 9, 16 & 23 Six 2-hour sessions of Prevention & Relationship Enhancement. This program teaches couples to act on the commitment they have in their marriage and to build on strengths so they can enjoy a more fulfilling deep, fun and loving relationship. Learn how to effectively communicate without fighting!

Emergency Placement Care Provider

Are you interested in becoming an EPC Provider? Help children in our community when they are in need. Individualized sessions are available upon request by calling your ACS. STEP 1: All the information you need (day and evening sessions) Oct. 7 & 21, Nov. 4 & 18, Dec. 2 & 16 2 - 3 p.m. Oct. 14 & 28, Nov. 18, Dec 9 6 - 7 p.m.

of stress, coping strategies, techniques, physical, emotional and mental symptoms of stress. Develop your own action plan to combat stress.

Victim Advocate Training for Soldiers Initial & Module 1 Main Post Library 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Oct. 25 - 26

Initial & Module 1 - 4 Rose Barracks, CATC, Bldg. 355 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Nov. 15 - 19 Initial & Module 2 - 3 Main Post Library 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Dec. 13 - 14 Become a specially trained Soldier who assists victims of sexual assault in the garrison and deployed areas.


Main Post Chapel Every Tuesday 9:30 - 11 a.m. Rose Barracks Chapel Every Wednesday 9:30 - 11 a.m.

Love & Logic

Get the skills to effectively communicate with your children. Love & Logic will focus on helping parents gain insights into listening and connecting in positive ways. Main Post Chapel Annex, Bldg 140. Children ages 0 through 6 Noon - 1 p.m. Oct. 13, 20 & 27, Nov. 3 & 10 Children ages 6 through 12 Noon - 1 p.m. Nov. 17, Dec. 1, 8 & 15

STEP 2: Your certification process Oct. 18, Nov. 15, Dec. 13 9 -10 a.m. STEP 3: Your training and skills (upon completion of step 1 & 2) Receive the skills of communication, discipline, behavior emergencies, and your role as an EPC provider. Dec. 18 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Stress Management

Rose Barracks ACS, Bldg. 322 noon - 1:30 p.m. Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Nov. 5, 12, 19 Dec. 3, 10, 17 Learn about the early warning signs Bavarian-American



Rose Barracks ACS, Bldg. 322 1 - 3 p.m. Oct. 7, Nov. 4, Dec. 3 Main Post ACS, Bldg. 244, Room 113 1 - 3 p.m. Oct. 21, Nov. 18, Dec. 16 Discover ways to take control of your money and finances. Learn about financial goal setting, budgeting, insurance, savings, investments and identity theft.


Rose Barracks ACS Bldg. 322 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Oct. 26, Dec. 21 Main Post Library 5 - 6 p.m. Nov. 23 Get the facts about the VA home loans and what they cover, the hidden movein expenses, what to look for in a neighborhood, and much more!


This is a series of investment trainings that can help you and your Family meet financial goals. Investing 101: Basic Investing Rose Barracks ACS, Bldg 322 Noon - 1 p.m. Oct. 12, Nov. 1, Dec. 6 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Oct. 12, Dec. 7 Main Post Library 5 - 6 p.m. Nov. 9 Investing 102 & 103: Understanding Mutual funds and finding the funds. Rose Barracks ACS, Bldg. 322 Noon - 1 p.m. Oct. 18, Nov. 8, Dec. 13 5:30 - 6:30 Oct. 19, Dec. 14 Main Post Library 5 - 6 p.m. Nov. 16 MOBILIZATION AND DEPLOYMENT

Point Of Contact (POC) Training

Rose Barracks ACS Bldg. 322 10 - 11 a.m. Oct. 21, Nov. 15 Main Post Chapel Annex Bldg. 140 10 - 11 a.m. Oct. 25, Nov. 8, Dec. 6 Are you the POC for your FRG? Obtain valuable skills, tools, resources and responsibilities when communicating and working with Family members through all phases and stages of the Deployment Cycle Support.

FRG LEADERSHIP F.U.N. (Facilitate, Unite, Network) WORKSHOPS Volunteer Incentives Oct. 12 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Main Post Chapel Annex, Bldg. 140 Team Building Oct. 18 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Rose Barracks ACS Bldg. 322


Soldier & Family Programs continued from previous page Manage the Madness Nov. 3 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Rose Barracks ACS Bldg. 322 Children and Deployment Nov. 9 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Main Post Chapel Annex Bldg. 140 Fundraising Dec. 7 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Main Post Chapel Annex Bldg 140 Portfolios Dec 8 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Rose Barracks ACS, Bldg. 322 FRG Leadership F.U.N. is an interactive seminar designed to help FRG Leaders, Co-leaders, Advisors and Liaisons to motivate participation within their FRG. The seminar allows FRG leaders to offer fresh, fun and creative ideas covering different aspects of the Family Readiness Group. Each seminar will discuss a different topic.

USAG Grafenwoehr While Enhancing Readiness (P.O.W.E.R.) Helping others in your military community who are in crisis can bring significant personal satisfaction, but this work also can take a toll on the helper. Compassion fatigue, or the “cost of caring,” is a natural reaction to working with traumatized people. Helpers can benefit from knowing the signs of compassion fatigue, steps they can take to prevent or limit the negative effects of reaching out to others, and ways to promote the positive reactions from doing crisis work, called compassion satisfaction. Relocation Readiness

NEW! The Lunch Bunch

Nov. 10 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Amberg Discover traditional Bavarian food products, where to locate them, how to prepare them, and surprise your family and friends with new dishes! The class includes visits to the farmer’s market, recipes of local specialties, and a traditional lunch in the area!

Rose Barracks ACS, Bldg. 322 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Oct. 19 This meeting is designed to help those in leadership positions within their FRG. Resources, upcoming events, professional development and more will be discussed.

Rose Barracks ACS, Bldg. 322 10 - 11 a.m. Oct. 28 Main Post Chapel Annex, Bldg. 140 10 - 11 a.m. Oct. 26, Nov. 22 Learn the responsibilities, tools and resources when serving as FRG Treasurer.

FRG Basic Course

Main Post Chapel Annex, Bldg. 140 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Oct. 4 - 6 Rose Barracks ACS, Bldg. 322 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Nov. 16 - 18 FRG leaders, liaisons, and advisors will benefit from this three day course in which participants learn key planning strategies, communication skills, and other significant elements in supporting the members of their FRGs.

Power Training

Rose Barracks ACS, Bldg. 322 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Oct. 27 Compassion Fatigue: Providing Outreach 14

Just Enough German

8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Oct. 6 Learn and practice the language needed for your public transportation experience! You will become more knowledgeable and comfortable using the different means of transportation when taking a train, bus or S-Bahn to various locations. 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Nov. 22 Holiday food preparation made easy includes visit to Gingerbread Factory.

Plan My Move

Main Post ACS Bldg. 244, Room 113 1 - 3 p.m. Nov. 23 Take advantage of all the resources available including employment, money, pet shipment and much more! Discover the links to a successful and less stressful move. Make your next PCS move a smooth one!

FRG Forum

FRG Treasurer Training 101

Pre-registration is required for Newcomer Orientation Level I & II. Newcomer Orientation Level I & II offer free transportation from Rose Barracks ACS, Main Post ACS, and Netzaberg (all shuttle bus stops). Pick up times will be confirmed Friday prior to class, please call ACS for times. Childcare is available for participants from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Parents must have children enrolled in CYSS and make their own arrangements.

Hearts Apart Newcomer Orientation Level I

“Welcome to Bavaria” Main Post Chapel 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Oct. 25 - 28 Rose Barracks ACS, Bldg. 322 9a.m. - 4p.m. Nov. 15 - 19 Make the best out of your new European adventure with this four day session class. Welcome to Bavaria will provide you with information, resources and basic survival skills to make your new “home” less stressful. Become more comfortable dining out, traveling, shopping, interacting with the locals and much more.

Newcomer Orientation Level II

“NEAT-Newcomers Exploring Area Tour” 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Oct. 29 • Amberg Nov. 19 • Weiden Dec. 6 • Bayreuth Explore the local towns that surround you! Visit historical places; discover dining out favorites and places to shop.

Main Post Library 10 - 11 a.m. Oct. 21 Is your spouse deployed? “Hearts Apart” can provide you with tips, advice and resources catered to you and your Family to find activities off the installation.

International Spouses Club

Spouses can come together, network and exchange ideas. This program is offered every month in different languages (Spanish, Korean, German, Russian) Broaden your knowledge about the customs and culture of nearby towns! Oct. 22 • Noon-2 p.m. Vilseck and Grafenwoehr, meet at Rose Barracks ACS Bldg. 322 at Noon Nov. 22 • 8:30 a.m. Regensburg, meet at Rose Barracks ACS Bldg. 322 at 8:30 a.m. Dec. 6 • 9 a.m. Bayreuth, meet at Rose Barracks ACS Bldg. 322 at 9 a.m. Childcare is FREE but your child(ren) must be enrolled in CYSS and reservations must be made prior to the class. Please sign up in advance to reserve your spot! Contact your Relocation Readiness for details. Scheduled classes will be cancelled if there are less than four participants signed up; cancellation will be three working days prior to scheduled start date. Bavarian-American

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Tang Soo! Their lone American voices rang out in the large gymnasium. Five students from Brian Olden’s Netzaberg Tang Soo Do Class competed in the German National Tang Soo Do Youth Championships in Munich on July 10th. The only Americans at the tournament, all five students won trophies and medals in competitions for Forms, Weapons, Free-fighting and Breaking. The youngest student, Avery Gabavics (7), beat students twice her age to win first place in the forms competition. Jonathan Williams was the overall male co-champion of the tournament. Tang Soo Do is a traditional form of Korean karate, taught by Brian Olden, who is a 4th degree Black Belt Master Instructor. Classes are held at the Netzaberg Teen Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. Parents may enroll their 8 - 18 year old children for the next session, which is now ongoing. Register at CYSS Parent Central Services Offices or online at : https://


(Left to Right) Rachel Gabavics, Madeline Olden, Brian Olden, Brandan Miner, Jonathan Williams, Avery Gabavics.


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A Driving Force for Student Success T

he School Year 2010 - 2011 is off to a great start! Students are motivated and parents are happy to have them engaged in activities. To keep your students on the right path to success, your School Liaison Officer can provide you with all you need for your student to have a successful academic 2010 - 2011.

Free, free, free!

Free SAT & ACT PowerPrep Software is offered by e-knowledge to all Military students. The SAT and ACT PowerPreptm DVDs include more than 11 hours of video instruction and 3,000 files of supplemental test prep material, thousands of interactive diagnostic tools, sample questions, practice tests and graphic teaching illustrations are indexed for easy use. To place an order, go to: and use the sponsorship code: FMX826824 The Department of Defense offers free one-on-one tutoring to Military affiliated Families, including; Active, Wounded, Reserve, National Guard and Department of Defense Civilians. Study Strong/ is available to all students via the web on demand, 24/7 and at your local Garrison Family and MWR Library. Students can access all types of homework resources and connect to a tutor for assistance with any educational question. All sessions are anonymous. Tutors ultimately maintain control of the online classroom, only one student and one tutor are in the classroom at a time using a secure connection. All sessions are recorded and reviewed for quality control. Tutors match their tutoring style and the pace of the lesson to meet the needs of the student. Tutors never do the work for the student, but provide the instruction and support needed as students do the work themselves. At the end of each session the tutor ensures the student has a complete understanding of the topic. Contact your local Library or School Liaison Officer for more information about the program. To access the program via this link: ChildYouthandSchoolServices/CYSServicesOnlineTutoring/ default.aspx use the passcode: GRF939 to access from any computer.

In addition to the online resources, Child, Youth & School Services School Age and Youth Centers offer Homework and Technology Labs. Homework Lab instructors work closely with the School Liaison Officer and local Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) schools to ensure your students have the tools they need to succeed. The labs are equipped with a wide variety of resources to support what the students are learning everyday in school. The state of the art Technology Labs offer a wide variety of computer and digital education options. Students can explore astrology, photography, engineering, software programs, robotics and more. For those little ones that are looking forward to Kindergarten in School Year 2011-2012, CYS Services has the Pre-School Strong Beginnings Program available at your local Child Development Center. Children that are 4 years old, prior to 1 September, are eligible to participate in the program that consists of: literacy education, phonics, mathematics and handwriting all in a classroom environment. With this list of resources and programs and with your local School Liaison Officer’s assistance, students will drive forward to academic success!

Student Online Achievement Resources (SOAR) link: SOAR is an innovative program that makes it easy for parents to play an active role in their children’s education. SOAR is designed for military Families, and is easily accessible worldwide. Students take an assessment aligned to state standards, and SOAR directs them to individualized tutorials to improve skills where needed. Parents can monitor their children’s progress from anywhere, and are provided with resource materials. Resource materials include; parent tutorials, learning videos, message boards and links to your local Garrison’s Schools Homepage.



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CYS Services partners with DODEA to provide after-school activities


eginning this fall, Child, Youth and School Services will provide after-school activities for the students at the Netzaberg Middle School. The programs, which will begin immediately after the final bell of the day and run no later than 5 p.m., will provide the students an opportunity to experience new things, have fun, and be healthy. Bus transportation will be provided from the school to Family and MWR facilities for programs not held at the Middle School. CYSS will bus students and back to Rose Barracks Youth Center or Netzaberg Youth Center after the activity. All programs are free of charge; students only need to be registered with CYS Services. Here is a sample of the programs offered at the Netzaberg Middle School this fall: Junior Journalists: The ‘Zine: Find out what it takes to plan, design and publish a magazine. Students will work on a quarterly publication focusing on what’s important to them. Weekly meetings will focus on a variety of topics, from writing to photography, to puzzle design and technology work. They will also have a chance to go behind the scenes of the Armed Forces Network Bavaria studios to see how radio and television stories are produced. At the end of each three month publishing cycle, the students will have a professionally printed magazine for Youth by Youth. Netzaberg Knights Bowling League: Students will get a chance to take on their classmates in this fun but competitive league.

Each class will be able to enter up to 13 teams of three to take part in this three-month league, with prizes (and bragging rights) awarded to the top teams from each grade. Each team will play two games per week, and bowling shoes are provided. Sports & Fitness Club: Think of this as Open Gym with a purpose. We provide the Youth the opportunity to play a variety of games (flag football, volleyball, and basketball), do a little skate boarding, or just run around. Young athletes will have the opportunity to hone their skills or develop new ones. This is a great opportunity for students to burn off the stress of the day before heading home to tackle their homework. Students at the Vilseck High School will also have additional opportunities to keep active thanks to CYSS. Youth can keep fit with BODYPUMP classes at the Rose Barracks Fitness Center; learn about Robotics at the Rose Barracks Library, or knock ‘em down with the Rose Barracks Youth Center Open Bowling nights. And coming this winter… Skiing and Snowboarding! Remember, all programs are free of charge!!! For more information, contact CYSS Parent Central Services on Main Post, DSN 475-6656, CIV 09641-83-6656 or Rose Barracks, DSN 476-2760, CIV 09662-83-2760. You can also register online at: grafenwoehrcyms.html

Netzaberg Youth Center Ongoing Events - open to all registered Youth grades 6 - 12


Cooking club Sports Astrology Club tech Arts and Crafts Tuesday Crocheting Arts and Crafts Sports Basic Language Computer Lab/Game/Web Design Wednesday Newsletter Club Tech Sports Torch club Thursday Smart Moves/Boys Talk Smart Girls


Arts & Crafts Board Games Sports

Quarterly G/A Youth Club Pool Championship

Friday 4-H Meeting/ Activities Movie Night 6 p.m. E-Tournaments 6 p.m. Table Game Tournament/ Sports

Monthly Cultural Celebrations/ last Thursday Birthday/ last Tuesday

Sports Indoor Hockey Volleyball Indoor/outdoor basketball Indoor Tennis Skateboarding Daily Let’s Move Power Hour, Homework Assistance Ala card snack

Activity Rooms Music Room, Arts and Crafts Room, Game Room, Homework Room, Computer Room, Teen Room, Multi Purpose Room, Café Area, Skies Instructional Room, Kitchen

Instruments, Basketball, Volleyball, Indoor Tennis, Indoor Hockey, Badminton, Skate-boards, Fishing rods, Skating Ramp, Picnic Area, Kitchen Bldg. 9080, DSN 475-9393 Opening hours: Monday – Thursday 3 - 7 p.m. Friday 3 - 9 p.m. Saturday 2 - 9 p.m. Closed on Sundays and Holidays

Available Equipment Lockers, Pool, Foosball, Air Hockey, Ping Pong, E-games, Board Games, TV’s, Movies, Music CD’s, Books, Magazines, Music






WT Child Staying W/Custodian (While Parent is NMA)



Rear Detachment Cadre (Identified on Rear Det/Personnel Availability Rpt)

Warriors in Transition (WT) Cadre



TDY (90-179 Days)







Temporary Change of Station (TCS)


Permanent Change of Station (PCS) Unaccompanied Tour



WT Child Staying With Other Parent (Spouse Remarried or Living Away from WT)



WT Non-Military Attendant (Spouse or Other) X


Spouse/Children Geographically Separated from WT



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Army Wounded Warriors (AW2) Assigned to WTU







Survivors of Fallen Warriors





All CYSS Patrons (and, for Memorial Care, All Attendees)



















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Hourly Hourly Hourly Support Appointment Bereavement Group Care Care Respite Care


Hourly Memorial Care

Free CYS Registration and ReRegistration Fees

Hourly Respite Care #2

16 Hrs Free Hourly 40 Additional Respite Hours Free 16 Hrs Free Care (Per Hourly Care Free Hourly Hourly $2.00 Per Per Child for Group Care Respite Child Per Free Hourly Child Per 5 Hrs Free Free Hourly Month) Immediate Care (Per Hourly Respite Hour Rate For All or KOS! Free Hourly or Care for Unlimited Starting 30 Family of Child Per for Any Attendees Care For Kids On Site! Support Free Hourly Care (Per Deceased Month) of a FRG (KOS!) Care Group Care for Child Per Days Before Hourly Care (Valid From During Memorial Meetings During Meetings Medical Month) During Beyond the Deployment (Paid Mandatory Free and Ending Designated Designated During AW2, Appointment Notification to Service for a Fallen Through Deployment During AW2, 4 Weeks After Respite 90 Days TCS, PCS, Support WT, SOS Meetings ACS) After Return TDY Period Assignment Care Hours Period WT Period Burial) Solider

Hourly ACS FRG Care

Hourly Respite Care #1

CYSS Registration Fees

Full/Part Day Cat 1 Rates (AW2/WT/ SOS)









Cat 1 Fees for Eligible Reg. 20% Reduction to Scheduled Fees for Reg. Full/Part Day Care (CDR Scheduled Approved Full/Part Day Care Valid 30 Fee Policy Days Before Exceptions Deployment For Current Cat 1 to 90 Days After Patrons)

Full/Part Day Fee Reduction CYS Services SKIESUnlimited Instructional Classes

CYS Services Sports Activities



























Up to $50 for CYSS Team Up to $150 for SKIES Up to $100 for or Individual Sports Per Up to $300 Classes per CYSS Team Child/Youth or Individual Child/Youth for SKIES During During Classes Per Sports Per Deployment Deployment Designated Designated Per Per Support Support Child/Youth Assignment Child/Youth Assignment

Deployment Support Eligibility for Army Family Covenant CYS Services Programs

Hourly Mandatory GWOT Activity Care

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Healthy Lifestyles Start Early Big Servings, Big Problems


on their plates. If they eat it all and want some more, it’s okay to give them a little more. But if they want to go play instead of eating more, let them go play! They need the exercise as much as they need food for healthy development!

ood distributors and restaurants push “super-sizing” foods and consuming snacks with empty calories. It’s easy to understand how children get the message that “all you can eat” is an American tradition. But, as childhood obesity increases and children are diagnosed with conditions like diabetes and high blood pressure, we know that we have to teach children good habits at an early age. It can be difficult for parents to look at growing children and accept that their stomachs don’t need large quantities of food. Those little voices from our childhood are in the back of our heads; Grandma saying “Clean your plate” and Daddy chirping “You eat like a bird…’ll never be strong if you don’t eat”. But, growing children require a small amount of healthy foods to grow and develop. Here’s an easy way to get an idea of how much space there is in your child’s stomach: Ask your child to make a fist with both hands. Then put their fists together in front of their chest. The size of their two little fists is about as big as a young child’s stomach. (It works for adults too)! With that little bit of space, you can see why it is so important to not let them fill up with sugar and fat. You can also guess why it is important to make sure children get healthy snacks in between meals. If we see a lot of food, we eat a lot of food. But if we don’t see as much on our plate, we don’t usually eat as much. So, we can help children eat smaller portions by just putting little servings of food

It’s never too early to teach healthy habits to children. CYS Services is serious about child health and nutrition. Our programs follow USDA guidelines for nutrition and portion sizes. CYS Services programs focus on teaching children to select healthy meals and snacks instead of empty calorie food. Here are some of CYS Services healthy food strategies that you can try at home: • Control Portion Sizes (see chart below) • Set a good example • Offer a variety of foods • Help children learn to recognize when they’ve had enough • Follow a regular Meal and Snack Schedule • Make Mealtime Family Time • Ignore a Picky Eater - She’ll eat when she is hungry • Introduce new foods • Make food fun by cooking together For more information on healthy habits for young children, contact DeVonda Summers, CYSS Food and Nutrition Specialist at DSN 475-8648, CIV 09641 83 8648.

According to N.C.E.S. Healthy Tips for Tots: Daily Food Group Amounts Age




Meats & Beans



2-3 Years

1-1.5 cups

1-1.5 cups

3-5 oz eq

2-4 oz eq

2 cups

3-4 tsp


1-1.5 cups

1.5-2 cups

4-5 oz eq

2-4 oz eq

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Recreation & Leisure

Heart & Home

Craft Shop

Two-way Quilted Tote Bag Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26 Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23 6 – 8 p.m. Age: Adult, Fee: $25 + supplies. Learn to make a quilted tote bag. Use it for all kinds of occasions. It’s lots of fun! Should have sewing experience. Instructor: Jen

Origami Pin & Earring Set

Oct. 7, 21 9 – 11 a.m. Age: 14 & Up, Fee: $25 includes supplies. Make a decorative origami pin with matching earrings to go along with your favorite outfit. Instructor: Cathy

Book or Journal Cover

Oct. 15, 29 9 – 11 a.m. Age: 14 & up, Fee: $25 includes supplies. Learn how to make a quilted book cover to wrap around your favorite novel or journal. Instructor: Cathy

Origami Butterfly Earrings

Oct. 16 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Nov. 5 9 – 11 a.m. Age: 14 & Up, Fee: $15 includes supplies. Learn how to make some beautiful origami earrings. Instructor: Cathy

Studio 71 Clay Class

Oct. 20, Nov. 10, Dec. 7 5 – 7 p.m. Age: 14 & Up, Fee: $15 + supplies. Learn how to use some awesome techniques to make a really cool project. Instructor: Sarah

Beginner’s Quilt Class

Nov. 3, 10, 17, 24 Dec. 1, 8 6 – 8 p.m. Age: Adult, Fee: $45 + supplies. If you’ve ever wanted to learn to quilt – NOW’s your chance! We start you from the very beginning and work with you every step of the way. In the end, you will have a GREAT throw quilt you made yourself. Must purchase pattern and 12 fat quarters prior to first class. NOTE: Additional expenses will be incurred with batting and fabric for borders and backing. These will be purchased as class progresses. Instructor: Jen 20

Origami Boxes

Nov. 6 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Age: 14 & Up, Fee: $15 includes supplies. Make some fun origami boxes to enclose your gifts for the holidays. Instructor: Cathy

Origami Christmas Earrings

ongoing Services The Frame Shop

Framing classes are held every month on the second Wednesday from 6 – 9 p.m. and fourth Saturday from 9 a.m. – noon Cost is $35 + supplies. Bring in a 5x7 print. All classes must be signed for in advance.

Dec. 2 9 – 11 a.m. Age: 14 & Up Fee: $15 includes supplies Make some tree earrings for the Holidays! Instructor: Cathy

Join us once a week to knit or crochet. Tuesdays 5 – 7 p.m. Pay a onetime fee of $5 to join the club. You must register in advance.

Lighted Holiday Wreath

Located on Main Post, Bldg. 607 behind Burger King.

Dec. 3 9 – 11 a.m. Age: 14 & Up, Fee: $40 includes supplies. Make a beautiful Holiday wreath to welcome family and friends to your home. Instructor: Barbara

Santa’s Secret Workshop

Dec. 4 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Age: 6 – 14, Fee: $10 includes supplies. Just what it says, IT IS A SECRET! Gifts for mom and dad. If a parent is down range we will send the gift to them. Kids can be dropped off on the hour starting at 11 a.m. Last drop-off at 3 p.m. We’ll call you when the kids are done. Gifts can be picked up starting the following Wednesday, Dec. 8. Sign-up beforehand is a must. No walk-ins!

Knit & Crochet Wits Club

Craft Shop Opening Hours: Tuesday & Friday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Wednesday & Thursday 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Saturday noon – 4 p.m. Closed Sunday, Monday & Am. Holidays Frame Shop Opening Hours: Wednesday – Friday noon – 5 p.m. Saturday noon – 4 p.m. Closed Sunday-Tuesday & Am. Holidays

Beaded Flower of the Month Club

Learn the Art of French Beaded Flowers. The techniques were passed through families, each generation teaching the next. Oct 12 & 26, Nov 2 & 16, Dec 7 & 14 9 – 11 a.m. Oct 14 & 28, Nov 4 & 18, Dec 9 & 16 9-11 a.m. and 4 – 6 p.m. Fees: Each class will cost $25 or JOIN the Flower of the Month Club and pay a one time fee of $25 and $5 per month for your kit.

FLOWERS of the MONTH October – Pussy Willow November - Chrysanthemum December - Poinsettia


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Libraries National Hispanic Heritage Month Through October 15 Visit your library to checkout Spanish language materials, read a few great books by Hispanic Authors or research your favorite Hispanic American. We will have a special display of books and other materials celebrating Hispanic Heritage.

October Very Scary Library Pumpkins and ghosts and goblins oh my! Come dressed in your best costume for a night with spooky stories, creepy crafts, and a little Halloween mischief. Friday, October 29 from 5-6 p.m. at the Grafenwoehr Main Post Library and Sunday, October 31 from 5-6 p.m. at the Rose Barracks Library.

National Baking & Décor Month Get ready for the holidays by exploring the many books and other materials your libraries have for your use.


National American Indian Heritage Month Your Libraries have a wealth of materials for your use. We’ll have a special display in both locations and staff on hand to help you find just what you are looking for.


Christmas Around the World Celebrate at your Libraries during the month of December. Europe offers a wide variety of traditions and customs and we have books, DVDs, and music CDs to help you learn all about many of them.

Holiday Pajama Party This is one of our very own traditions – Enjoy holiday tales, festive songs, special craft projects, and a visit from a very special friend. Come in your PJ’s for a family evening of fun to put you in the holiday mood. Thursday, December 16, from 5:30 - 7 p.m. at the Rose Barracks Library and Friday, December 17 from 6 - 7:30 p.m. at the Grafenwoehr Main Post Library. For more information about any of these programs, or other services available through the Libraries, call DSN 475-1740 or CIV 09641-83-1740 for the Main Post Library or DSN 476-1740 or CIV 0966283-1740 for the Rose Barracks Library.

Research at your finger tips...

Need a wiring diagram for your 1998 Chevy Camaro’s power windows? What about a little career guidance? Does your child need information about Albania for a school project? Or are you just looking for a good book suggestion? Visit the Army Europe Libraries website at and click on the ‘Research’ tab to get information about the many databases and other research tools available to you 24/7. After you click on a database link you will be re-directed to our new login page. Just log in with the same Web login and password you use to access your My Account service. All of Army Europe Libraries’ licensed eResources can then be accessed without having to log into each database. Most databases can also be accessed through your AKO account. Try them out today!

Great resources available to you:

- Auto Repair Reference Center has automotive repair manuals from the Chilton Total Car Care Series, plus illustrated auto repair manuals covering 21,000 vehicles. - Career Transitions is an online career guidance center that walks users through the job-search process from beginning to end. - Britannica Online allows you to search the encyclopedia or browse by topic. Britannica Online also features a world atlas, timelines, year in review, and world data. It’s great for homework help. - Peterson’s Education & Lifelong Learning Resource provides online tools to help you prepare for college, advance your military career, find a civilian job, prepare for a nursing career, or get into graduate school. Includes study guides and practice exams for CLEP, DSST, ASVAB, flight aptitude tests, officer candidate tests, and AFOQT. - What Do I Read Next? Includes over 134,300 recommended titles, more than 74,500 plot summaries, and awards information from 568 awards, all to help users uncover new reading adventures, find long-remembered favorites, and discover award-winning titles.



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Recreation & Leisure


Performing Arts Center


Life Unscripted! Improv Show November 19 This new troop at the GPAC has taken the community by surprise with their on-the-spot skits from your suggestions! Who knows what will happen when this group of talented actors take to the stage to create this unique form of comedy from audience suggestions! Doors open at 7 p.m. Show begins at 8 p.m. Must show I.D. card to be admitted to performance. No one under age 18 will be allowed in the show. Free admission. AUDITIONS : The Best Christmas Pageant Ever October 13-14 - 6:30 p.m. Casting for our upcoming “Grafenwoehr Evening of One Act Plays”. Looking for kids (ages 6+), adult men and adult women for one of the three plays being produced. In-office perusal script available at the GPAC office. Please arrive 15 min early and be prepared to read from the script. Directed by: Joline Powell Open Mic Night October 22 & Dec. 3 - 8 p.m. Do you have a talent that must be shared with the world? Now you’ve the opportunity to get your 5 minutes of fame! Bring your band, your comedy or whatever your talent is to the Performing Arts Center’s Open Mic Night! Not appropriate for kids under age 18. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Free admission. Call for more information and to register early for your spot! Rocky Horror Picture Show – The Film October - Midnight Think it’s annoying when someone forgets to turn off his or her cell phone during a movie? How about those obnoxious people that insist on conversing during the major plot twists and action scenes? Don’t you just want to hurl your fiftypound popcorn in their laps? Well, what if I told you that there was a movie that not only condoned this behavior, but encouraged it? To the left of you, someone is swearing at the main characters that appear on screen, and behind you someone is throwing toast and rice over your head. Of course the film is being played on a giant screen, like any other movie. The difference is the cast a actors perform in front of the screen for the duration of the movie, adding to, and shadowing the action. Although their performance mimics the movie, they add so much more with their performance. That’s all you get for now! In order to have the experience you will just have to come down to the Grafenwoehr Performing Arts Center October 29 or 30. Seating will be limited to get in line early – the doors will open at 11 p.m. Dressing up is highly encouraged. Directed by: Joline Powell


Join the Improv Troop Don’t like auditioning? No audition required. Great, rehearsals are only held on Tuesday nights from 6-7:30 p.m. Can’t make every single rehearsal? No problem, come as often as you can! Just bring yourself and your willingness to work without a script to the Performing Arts Center. Wear comfortable clothing and arrive early. We will not be meeting the following dates: Oct. 12 or Dec. 12. Improv Mentor: Stephen Thornbrugh The Best Christmas Pageant Ever December - 7 p.m. In this hilarious Christmas tale, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids-- probably the most inventively awful kids in history. You won’t believe the mayhem-- and the fun-- when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head on! Performances run December 9-12 and 16-19. Call for times and ticket info. “An American classic.”-- McCall’s Magazine. “One of the best Christmas stories ever -- and certainly one of the funniest.”-- Seattle Times. Auditions: “Almost, Maine” December 15 & 16 - 6:30 p.m. Casting for adult men and women in various roles. Please arrive 15 mins early and be prepared to read from the script. Invitation only callbacks will be held Dec. 17. This show will perform over Valentine’s Day weekend February 2011. About the play: On a cold, clear, moonless Friday night in the middle of winter, all is not quite what it seems in the remote, mythical town of Almost, Maine. As the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, residents of Almost find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways. Knees are bruised; hearts are broken. Love is lost, found, and confounded. But the bruises heal and the hearts ment – almost. For more information contact the Performing Arts Center, DSN 475-6426, CIV 09641-83-6426.




Grafenwoehr Bowling Center

Howling Halloween Bash Costume party/Karaoke Bowling

Langenbruck Center Zone Sports Bar




Grafenwoehr Performing Arts Center

Life Unscripted! Improv Show

Grafenwoehr Physical Fitness Center

USAG Grafenwoehr Basketball Officials Clinic and Unit Level Tournament


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Rose Barracks Bowling Center

Penny a Pin Bowling

Grafenwoehr Library

Rose Barracks Library

Holiday Pajama Party

Heart and Home Craft Shop

3 Santa’s Secret Workshop

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Recreation & Leisure

Leisure Travel Services Daytrips October

2: Zurich, Switzerland 2: Oktoberfest in Munich, 2: Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic * 3: Prague, Czech Republic * 9: Berlin 9: Playmobil Fun Park, separate entrance fee 10: Chiemsee Castle, one of King Ludwig’s castles, separate entrance fee 16: Polish Pottery in Boleslawiec, Poland * 17: Legoland Park, separate entrance fee 21: Sweets & Nuts Chocolate Factory 23: Tropical Island 23: Black Forest 23: “Little Berlin” in Moedlareuth and Catacombs Beer tour in Bayreuth 24: Two Castles, Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau, separate entrance fee 24: Boat-ride to Weltenburg Abbey 26: Waldsassen Basilica, Library and Gingerbread factory 30: Krumlov Castle & Budweiser Brewery tour, Czech Republic * 30: Halloween at Burg Frankenstein


2: Chocolate factory Lauenstein and tour of the Castle in the medieval town of Kronach 5: Maisel Beer Museum in Bayreuth, New Palace tour, Opera House and shopping 6: Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic, and Asian Dragon Market * 6: Europa Park Christmas Market 6: Wine tasting and dinner at Hundertwasser’s Vineyard 7: Prague, Czech Republic * 13: Joe Cocker in concert in Nuremberg 16: Chocolate factory Lauenstein and tour of the Castle in the medieval town of Kronach 18: Visit of the Waldsassen Basilica, Library and Gingerbread factory 20: Rothenburg and Kaethe Wohlfahrt Christmas store 21: Two Castles, Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau, separate entrance fee 27: Christmas Market at the Weltenburg Abbey 27: Dresden Christmas Market


4: Leipzig Christmas Market 4: Grilled Wild Boar buffet dinner followed by Christmas Celtic Harp Concert with Andy Lang at Burg Rabenstein Castle ** 5: Prague Christmas Market, Czech Republic * 6: Christmas Market on the “Fraueninsel” Island in Chiemsee 7: Waldsassen Basilica, Library and Gingerbread factory 11: Castle Hexenagger Romantic Christmas Market 12: Dachau Concentration Camp and Munich National Museum 12: Nutcracker Ballet in Munich 12: Castle Guteneck Medieval Christmas Market 14: Lohengrin Spa, Bayreuth 18: Two Christmas Markets: Regensburg and Castle of Thurn and Taxis 19: Rothenburg 19: Two Castles, Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau, separate entrance fee 20: Joska Crystal World in Bodenmais and Weinfurtner Crystal Village in the Bavarian Forest 21: Outlet Village Ingolstadt 23: Fuerthermare Thermes and Pools, separate entrance fee 28: Day at the Spa Sybillenbad, separate entrance and spa fees

Overnights Skiing in Austria, Zell am See

Spa Weekend

Sign up by October 8

Sign up by November 12

Slow Food & Wine in the Piemont Region, Italy

New Year’s in Vienna, Austria

November 11-14

November 11-14

Sign up by October 8

Paris, France

November 25-28 Sign up by October 22


December 17-19

December 30-Jan 2

Sign up by November 30

Please ask Leisure Travel Services Staff for more details on these overnights. Book the trips 3 days in advance as a minimum unless otherwise noted. Thank you.

* Passport required ** Please book 7 days prior *** Please book 14 days prior


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Outdoor Recreation

Hiking Tuesdays 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Rose Barracks Outdoor Recreation Center This fall we will begin day hiking trips in the beautiful Bavarian Forests. We will take you to fascinating areas like the Devil’s stone, Maximillian’s cave, a Roman Church and much more. Most hikes will include time for a picnic lunch before returning home. Shorter hikes will be also be offered for person’s with small children but may not be stroller friendly. Spend some time outside and enjoy some great company. $10 for adults, kids are free

Caving October 2 Join us for an underground expedition!! We will take you through the largest natural cave in Bavaria!! The Bismarck Grotte is Bavaria’s best kept spelunking secret. Let us guide you on an exciting 3-4 hour tour of this natural wonder. Using headlamps you’ll crawl through tunnels, use basic rock climbing techniques to climb up tubes and maybe see some bats.

Klettersteig October 9, November 13 Klettersteig is a European specific hiking discipline that combines hiking and climbing. Rather than climbing up a rock face klettersteiging involves “crossing” or “traversing” rock walls on an established trail while utilizing a safety harness and safety belays. Our local Klettersteig is located in the Hirshbach Valley. From calm to extreme, a Klettersteig adventure can be customized to meet your desires. Outdoor Rock Climbing October 23 We will take you climbing in one of the most famous climbing areas in Europe, the Frankenjura. There are climbs for every skill level and our instructors will help teach those new to climbing how to belay safely.

If you already have belay and climbing skills come enjoy a day of climbing with us here in beautiful Germany. The Frankenjura is the perfect place to learn to climb or build on skills you already have. Shuttles Outdoor Recreation also offers SHUTTLES to the airports of Nuremberg and Munich. Please bring your flight itinerary and a street map of the address where we have to pick you up. PRIVATE TRIPS Outdoor Recreation can also organize private trips for you. If you need transportation for a unit function, or your reserve unit has a day of free time coming up, we can help you chose your destination, and give you free price quotes. Subject to change: ODR and Leisure Travel Services reserve the right to change trip details. When the Snow Hits look for weekend Ski Trips to Arber Ski Area!!

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Recreation & leisure

Golfers prepare for the worst, and just give it your best shot! When playing golf on a rainy day the best you can do is, to have packed the necessary clothing and equipment, adapt your game to the conditions, and stay in a positive frame of mind. That’s exactly how the 11 teams hit the Schwanhof Golf Course on 6 August, at the 2010 USAG Grafenwoehr Open/Unit Level Golf Tournament. The team of Michael Galliher, Kyle Hardison, Travis Dadato and Corey Culpepper fired a sizzling 67, 5-under par to take first place in the 4 person team, 18 hole Scramble Open Level Tournament. We had a three way tie with 68, 4-under par, in which the tie breaker was decided by the score difficulty of the holes. Second place went to the team of Michael Mattice, Robert Abrego, David Twiggs, and Brandon Mchaney. Third place went to the team of Stephen Seitz, Ozro Johnson, Anthony Prescott and Jim Moss. In the Unit Level 4 person team 18 Hole Scramble Tournament, the team of 5th Maintenance Co. “Saltines” consisting of Troy Sherman, Oliver Clayton, Douglas Mitchell and Josh Moritz took 1st place. The “Nearest to the Pin” award went to Michael Dobler 1.60 meter, and the Longest Drive went to Bob Braslin 249 meter.

A Co 1-2 IN Wins Softball Championships Eat. Sleep. Play Softball!! Are the words spoken by many softball players and that rings true for the top 6 teams from the Grafenwoehr unit level softball league participating in this year’s garrison championships. The regular season ended in early July and from the many teams that participated during the league the following teams qualified for the championships: #1 HHC 3-66 AR, #2 HHC 172ND IN BDE, #3 23RD ORD CO, #4 B CO 3-66 AR, #5 A CO 1-2 IN AND #6 709TH MP BN. The championships took place 13 – 15 July in Grafenwoehr at the softball triplex behind the Physical Fitness Center. The tournament started with the lower seeded teams playing for the right to play the top seeds. A CO 1-2 IN wasted no time in showing the competition they meant business by first beating B CO 3-66 AR 14-10 and then HHC 3-66 AR 9-5. On the 2nd day of competition A CO 1-2 IN made it look easy again beating HHC 172ND IN BDE 16-6. After that win, A CO 1-2 IN were the first team to move into the championship game where they would wait for the remaining teams to battle it out in the losers bracket for an opportunity to knock them off. It proved to be a tough task but three wins later B CO 3-66 AR won the right to take on A CO 1-2 IN for the championship. After already playing one game B CO 3-66 AR was poised to knock off A CO 1-2 IN. But with plenty of rest A CO 1-2 IN proved to be too hard of a match and they quickly won the game 10-2 and were crowned the 2010 unit level softball champions. Each and every participant in the league and the championships enjoyed themselves and we look forward to seeing everyone in 2011 to see if A CO 1-2 IN can defend their crown. A CO 1-2 IN and B CO 3-66 AR have qualified to represent the garrison at the Army Europe championships 12-15 August in Kaiserslautern, Germany. -Mike Bradfish 28


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Recreation & leisure

Unit Level Flag Football League The Grafenwoehr unit level Flag Football league has started and if you enjoy the game of football come on out and support your favorite team. We play every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday at 6 p.m., 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. each night so there is lots of football to watch. Unit Level Basketball League Registration If you like to dribble, pass or shoot then we might have something for you. Registration for the upcoming unit level basketball seasons starts 1 October. If you think your unit has what it takes to be #1 in the garrison then stop by the fitness center in Grafenwoehr or on Rose Barracks for more information. USAG Grafenwoehr Unit Level Flag Football Championships Come out to the sports complex and watch the best teams in the garrison 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 26-29 October in Grafenwoehr at the sports complex behind the Physical Fitness Center. USAG Grafenwoehr Basketball Officials Clinic and Unit Level Tournament If you love the game of basketball and it’s starting to pass you by then it might be time to hang up the sneakers. If you still want to be a part of the game then we may have something for you. There is a shortage of qualified officials for all sports and it would be great if you came out and gave officiating basketball a try. You can be a part of the game and make some extra money on the side. The clinic will be 2 – 7 November in Grafenwoehr. For more information stop by or call the Main Post Physical Fitness Center at DSN 475-9007, CIV 09641-83-9007 or the Rose Barracks Fitness Center at DSN 476-2214, CIV 09662-83-2214.



53rd Annual German July 30 - Aug. 1, 2010 We celebrated our 53rd annual German-American Volksfest with great food, fun and entertainment. About 80,000 people enjoyed this year’s event. Col. Avanulas “Van” Smiley joined CSM Zagara, Mayor Wächter, Mrs. Salazar and County Officials to kick off the traditional event by tapping the keg in the German beer tent after the ribbon cutting ceremony. Thanks to the assistance of our private organizations, units and Family Readiness groups, we were able to offer a variety of American cuisine. The ever popular Ice cream, Burger’s, Ribs, Nachos and T-Bone steaks made another comeback this year. A few new additions to the line-up such as Asian Pacific food which was a big hit, as well as tacos, burritos, chicken wings, funnel cake and fried candy bars. Germany and neighboring countries offered delicious food, beverages and entertainment -- as well as thrilling carnival rides and shopping opportunities at the numerous vendors throughout the fest grounds! “The Flying Boots” invited the crowd to Country Line Dancing. The Family and MWR tent entertainment highlights included Karaoke with DJ MCM. Star Wars, King Pin and Elvis Presley were walking around the fest grounds. For three days we’ve enjoyed Polka music as well as R&B and C&W. We appreciate the support provided by the German Bundeswehr for their military vehicles’ display. Family and MWR would like to thank everyone supporting the event. See you next year!

- American Volksfest

Clubs, Dining & Entertainment

Rose Barracks Bowling Center EFMP Bowling October 6, November 3, December 1 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. Columbus Day Weekend No Tap Tournament October 8-11 $20 entry fee. Enter as often as you like though you will be limited to one prize. The number of winners is determined by the number of participants using a 1 to 5 ratio. Dear Any Soldier Night - Operation Christmas Card October 13 The last chance to get your letter/card in the hands of a soldier before Christmas. Bring in a letter addressed to any soldier and receive a Free game. Family Readiness Group (FRG) Pins for Downrange October 20 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. Penny a Pin bowling October 27, December 29 Enjoy Penny a pin bowling, you pay a penny for every pin you knock over. Any game over 200 will receive a discount and only be charged $2. This is an inexpensive means in which to learn and/or practice in this lifetime sport. Howling Halloween Bash October 31 Costume party/Karaoke Bowling. The King Pin will be taking on all Competitors Starts at 6 p.m. So come on out and sing away your blues, you’re in costume so no one will know it was you!

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Main Post Bowling Center 9 pin No Tap October 10, December 11 11 a.m. $20 Entry fee, payout basic on number of entries. King of the Hill October 24, November 28, December 19 11 a.m. $40 Entry fee. Scratch event open to all bowlers, bowl 6 games, cut field to 50%, Bowl 2 more games the top 5 go on to pro style stepladder. Veterans Day Bowling November 11 11 a.m. to Closing Veterans bowl for $1 per game plus shoes. Every Sunday Family Day, Kids bowl for $0.50 a game plus shoe rental Every Saturday Cosmic Bowling, 7 p.m. Every Thursday Red Pin Bowling, get a strike on a number one red pin and receive a free game, 7 p.m. Edge Program Bowling 3:30 - 6 p.m. Every Monday, Tuesday Morning and Friday League Bowling! Helium Need balloons? The Main Post Bowling Center is now offering a nice selection.

Veteran’s Day Weekend No Tap Tournament November 12-14 $20 entry fee. Enter as often as you like though you will be limited to one prize. The number of winners is determined by the number of participants using a 1 to 5 ratio. Dear Any Soldier Night November 17 Bring in a letter addressed to any soldier and receive a free game of bowling. Let the Troops know that we’re thinking of them! FRG Turkey Shoot November 20 The FRG knocking down the greatest number of pins will receive Turkeys to be distributed as seen fit by the leaders of the FRG. Burn the Fat - Poker Night November 27 Three game set with prizes being awarded to the winning hand of each game. Entry fee is $20. Who said you couldn’t get some aerobic exercise playing cards? FRG Pins for Downrange December 15 Compete for phone cards and Turkeys for the Holiday Festivities. Prizes will be awarded to the FRG’s for distribution. 32


Faces of MWR

Thanks to everyone who came out to the 9.11 Run!

Congratulations to the finalists who competed in this year’s Operation Rising Star!

Gary Sinise & the Lieutenant Dan Band July 4, 2010

Welcoming new MWR Employees

BOSS Car Show & Sound off August 2010


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Now Open!

Main Post Bldg. 153 Rose Barracks Bldg. 227 The Warrior Zone - A place to relax and enjoy time away from work. This is where warriors come to play! Featuring Nintendo Wiis, XBOX 360 and PlayStation3 gaming systems, as well as gaming chairs and comfy seating, you’re sure to have a blast! Feel like you’re in your own living room in the Movie Room with its large projection screen, blu-ray movie player and surround sound. Need to email your friends? Surf the web on one of the many computer stations, or bring your laptop and access free WiFi.

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Langenbruck Center DSN 476-2360, CIV 09662-83-2360.

... it’s all about convenience and quick service!

Karaoke Nights with DJ MCM Oct. 1, Nov. 19, Dec. 17

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. Join us at the Zone Sports Bar starting at 9 p.m. until 1 p.m. For more Information call or stop by.

Coffee - featuring Starbucks Snacks Muffins Dougnut holes Fresh baked Cookies daily try one of our frosty specialties selection of juices soft & energy beverages Hours of Operation: Mon, Wed,Thur & Fri 7:30 a.m.- 6 p.m. Tues 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Sat & Sun 10 a.m.-6 p.m.


Oct. 13: Halloween Bunco Nov. 10: Thanksgiving Bunco Dec. 15: Christmas Bunco

Once again, The Zone Sports Bar on Rose Barracks is bringing you Bunco. Food, fun, prizes and friendly company will be waiting for you at each themed event. Bunco seating capacity of 64p, starts 6 p.m. end approx. 10p.m. Pre-register in advance as spots fill fast. Child Care will be available, please contact Vilseck Child & Youth Services for more information at DSN 476-2760/3545.

Tower View DSN 475-6200, CIV 09641-83-6200

Catering and Room Rental Do you need a location for your next unit or holiday party? Various Rooms are available with seating up to 150 people and a catering menu to meet your needs. Choose from different styles of setups.

Karaoke with DJ MCM Oct. 22, Nov. 12, Dec. 10 5 p.m. until 9 p.m.

Patton Fireside.

Come relax after work to meet friends and mingle by a cozy fire place or get out for a couple hours on the weekend.

Opening Hours

Thursday - Sunday 5 p.m. - Midnight




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Soldier & Family Programs

Instructions Not Included: Preventing Tantrums… It’s 1 p.m. You’re at the commissary. Turn the corner and you see (and hear) a red-faced, whining, yelling, kicking 2-year-old in the middle of an award-worthy temper tantrum. If you are the parent in this scenario it can be a mortifying experience, and yet most parents have experienced a situation like this. As children approach the toddler years, most parents begin bracing for the dreaded “terrible twos.” Some are shocked when they realize that temper tantrums can actually start as young as one year old and last until about 4 or 5, although they are most common from 2 to 3 years old. Tantrums can occur for a variety of reasons, including being tired, hungry, frustrated or ill. Very young children are not able to fully express themselves through language and they cannot understand the world from someone else’s point of view. Throwing a tantrum is one way for your child to respond if he does not get what he/she wants. Although an occasional temper tantrum is bound to occur during the toddler years, there are some simple steps to help to reduce the chances of having a public meltdown.

1) Take a nap:

Try avoiding errands with your child during naptime. Most toddlers still need a 1-2 hour nap, usually in the early afternoon. A well-rested child will be more cooperative, so plan accordingly.

2) Save a snack:

Make sure your child is not out on an empty stomach. Let him/ her snack while you are shopping, whether you pack cheese sticks in your bag or head straight to the bakery for a pretzel when you get to the store.

3) Distraction:

Enlist your child’s help. Keep a favorite toy available only for special errands or ask your child to hold an item while you shop. Children want to feel like they are being helpful. If you’re in the middle of a temper tantrum, remember that young children have short attention spans, so try distracting them with a toy or a funny face.

4) Make it quick:

If you have errands you must do even though your child is tired, hungry, or ill, make a list in advance and stick to it. You will reduce the time that temper tantrums are possible if you stay organized and keep your to-do list short.

5) Be flexible:

Even in the best planned outing, tantrums may still happen. Try taking your child into a more private area, such as a restroom or your car, and stay there until he/she can calm down. If your child is unable to be soothed, you may have to end your trip early. Most tantrums are relatively mild and last for only a short time, even though they may seem like forever. Try to stay calm, speak calmly and do not to give in to the original demand. Remember, as with all ages and stages, “this too shall pass.” Your child won’t always be a toddler, and then what will you do?



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Soldier & Family Programs

Guide to choosing the right Bank

Did You Know… Traditional banks not only make money from lending out your deposits, but approximately 40% of their income is derived from fees on your account. So, how do you go about choosing the right bank for you, while avoiding paying many fees and still benefiting from their services?

Here are five easy steps – 1. Make sure your bank is FDIC insured.

In an age of bailouts and bankruptcies, we hope it never happens, but FDIC insured accounts are covered up-to $250,000 if your bank happens to go under. If you use a credit union, make sure they are covered by the National Credit Union Administration, which offers the same protections as the FDIC.

2. Ask the bank for a detailed description of each type of account. Ask about monthly fees and penalties for not living up to specific account terms clearly outlined, such as writing too many checks or not keeping enough money in the account. If you spend a little time shopping around you will find an account with no-minimum balance requirements and unlimited check-writing/debit transactions. 3. Once you have found the right bank, avoid overdrafts. The fee for nonsufficient-fund (NSF) checks averages about $30. Banks normally honor the largest check first, leaving less money to cover smaller checks. So instead of bouncing one large check, you end up paying an NSF fee on each of the smaller checks. 4. Many banks automatically enroll their customers in so-called bounced-check protection. The bank will cover your NSF check, up to a certain limit, but you’ll still end up paying the bank’s NSF fee plus daily fees until you’ve made good on what you owe. Standard overdraft protection is a better buy. For a small fee, the bank will draw on your savings account, credit card or line of credit to cover bad checks. 5. Many banks charge a fee when you make purchases with your debit card.

Check with the bank to see if they charge this fee. If so, when the cashier asks, “Debit or credit?” after you present you card, pick the credit option and avoid the fee.

AFTB LEVEL 1: Are you… ... Aware of the benefits and entitlements the Army has to offer you? …Fed up with your Soldier knowing more about “Army Life” than you? …Tired of being lost in conversations that have to do with the Army? …Baffled by Army Lingo and the “Army Way” of doing things? IF YOU SAID YES TO ANY OF THESE QUESTIONS, YOU NEED AFTB LEVEL ONE!!!!



Child, Youth & School Services

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Spotlight On The Friendly Faces

Hohenfels School Age Center

Mary Helbing, CYPA

Where are you from originally? Eugene, Oregon What’s your favorite game or activity at SAC? A good game of kickball and arts and crafts stuff. What’s the best field trip you did this summer with the kids? The amusement park Geiselwind because I love to watch the kids have a good time. What’s been your favorite travel destination in Europe? My favorite place to go is Garmisch.

Bradley Schmid, CYS Services Trainer Where are you from originally? Laramie, Wyoming…Go Cowboys!

What’s the best part about a school age lockin? The laughing and the kids trying to stay awake at midnight bowling.

What’s your favorite event held during the year at SAC? The Month of the Military Child (held in April)

What’s your favorite restaurant here in Germany? The Greek restaurant in Velburg

Tanya Capps, Administrative Assistant Where are you from originally? Mineral Wells, Texas

What’s your favorite movie? Old Dogs

What are your favorite programs at SAC? The 4-H Photography Club

What would your advice be for a new kid coming to Hohenfels?

Join us because there are a lot of fun activities and lots of friends waiting that would like to play with you!



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School Age Center

Homework Assistant Get help with your homework at the School Age Center! Our homework assistant is there to help you after school with all of your homework needs - math, science, English, whatever you need, we’ve got you covered! Come see for yourself at the School Age Center, Bldg. 112 or call DSN 466-2822.

Youth Center

Homecoming Tailgate Party October 9 Get ready for the Hohenfels High School homecoming football game with the Youth Center. We’ll host a tailgating party in the high school parking lot prior to the game where we’ll be cooking up the classic pre-game fare to get in the football spirit! Masquerade Dance Oct. 30 Hohenfels Youth between grades 7-12 are invited to celebrate Halloween at the Community Activities Center! Come dressed up in your favorite costume and dance the night away with friends.

Youth Sports

Winter Sports Registration October 10 Basketball, Wrestling, Cheerleading and Bowling. Must have a current sports physical to participate in the sports program. CYSS sports program operates all sports programs with volunteers, if you are interested in coaching please call DSN 466-2488.

Parent Central Services

Super Saturday December 4 Super Saturday is a day CYS Services offers extended care at the Child Development Center and School Age Center. If you need a day to yourself to run errands or finish up any last minute Christmas shopping, contact Parent Central Services. Part Day Program Spaces are still available 2, 3 or 5 day programs, give us a call. Call Parent Central Services for more information and registration at DSN 466-2078.



Recreation & Leisure

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Leisure Travel Services

Join us on our popular trips ranging from culture & history to shopping & wellness. Karlovy Vary and Cheb October 2 Join LTS in the land of renowned spas and rich history. We will spend the first part of our adventure in the lovely city of Karlovy Vary. Here you can shop for crystal, leather, jewelry and more. After the city visit, we will get back on the bus and travel to the Asian Dragon Marts in Cheb, where you can get amazing bargains on a wide variety of items. Passports are required. Bus will depart at 5:30 a.m. and will return at 9:30 p.m. The cost is $55 per person and includes roundtrip transportation. Bodenmais, Crystal Shopping October 9 Get a head start on your Christmas shopping and join LTS on a trip to the beautiful town of Bodemais. This little village offers something for everyone, from blowing your own glass to enjoying some exquisite crystal shopping. Bus will depart at 7:30 a.m. and will return at 8 p.m. The cost is $40 per person and includes roundtrip transportation, a two hour tour of the Joska Crystal Factory and the glass blowing.


Poland October 16 Poland - known for its handcrafted goods and pottery - is one of the most popular shopping destinations offered. Enjoy a full day shopping for the traditional white and navy blue crockery decorated with spots, circles and small stylized flowers. Bus will depart at 2 a.m. and will return at 11 p.m. The cost is $70 per person and includes roundtrip transportation. Passports are required. Halloween at Frankenstein Castle! October 23 and 24 October 23 - ages 14 and older only!!! October 24 - Family Day! Adults and children 7 years and older Join LTS on an adventure to the biggest Halloween party in Germany. Venture into the Darmstadt Castle where more than 99 lurking monsters are waiting to scare you! You must purchase your entrance ticket before hand at www. . Bus transportation cost is $45 for adults and $25 for children six and under.

Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau, Two Castle Tour October 30 Take a delightful tour of two of Europe’s most fascinating castles, Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau. Hohenschwangau is where King Ludwig spent most of his early years and Neuschwanstein is the castle that inspired Cinderella‘s castle at Disney World. Entry to each is €10. Bus will depart at 4:30 a.m. and will return at 9:30 p.m. The cost is $55 per person and includes transportation. Paris, France November 5-7 Spend an exciting day in Paris as you take a journey with us 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 - this trip is great for people who would like to explore Paris on their own. The cost is $135 per person. The price includes transportation to and from Paris as well as a city tour. Bus will depart at 10:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 5 and will return at 3 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 7. The cost is $55 per person.


Recreation & Leisure

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Nymphenburg Palace in Munich November 13 Visit the gorgeous Nymphenburg Palace in Munich. Admire the plants and animals at the botanical garden, stop by the museum of carriages and coaches and see the Gallery of Beauties - a collection of 36 portraits commissioned by King Ludwig to represent the beauty of his time. Entrance fee to the Palace is €10 and €5 to the Botanical Garden. Bus will depart at 8 a.m. and will return at 7 p.m. Amsterdam November 19-21 Join us for a weekend of fun catering to families with kids young and old. We’ll check out the wax figures of celebrities and heroes at Madame Tussauds, enjoy a terrifically creepy time in the Amsterdam Dungeon and have a hands-on experience at the science center NEMO. Amsterdam’s Artis Zoo is a year-round favorite for animal lovers. Bus will depart at 10:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 19 and will return at 3 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 21. The cost is $135 per person and includes transportation. Passports are required. Ramstein AFB Mega Mall November 27 Grab your Christmas list and go shopping at the Ramstein Mega Mall. Let LTS do the driving while you rest and gear up for a full day of shopping at the


AAFES Mega Mall in Ramstein. There will be something there for everyone. Bus will depart at 5:30 a.m. and will return at 10:30 p.m. The cost is $45 per person. Trier Christmas Market December 4 Getting in the Christmas spirit is easy at the Trier Christmas Market. 95 beautifully decorated wooden huts create an enchanting Christmas atmosphere in Germany’s oldest town. Try the delicious white or red mulled wine while listening to the seasonal music of brass bands and browsing through the magnificent craft items and freshly made regional specialities from the Christmas bakery. The children will marvel at the giant Christmas pyramid. Bus will depart at 5:30 a.m. and will return at midnight. The cost is $75 per person and includes transportation. Passau Christmas Market December 11 Enjoy the atmospheric Christmas market, held each year in the charming old town of Passau. Set against the splendid backdrop of the Cathedral of St. Stephen, this Christmas Market offers a unique range of high quality products. Bus will depart at 8 a.m. and will return at 10:30 p.m. The cost is $40 per person and includes transportation.

Cologne christmas Market December 18 What could be a better backdrop for a Christmas market than the Cologne Cathedral, the city’s most famous landmark? 160 beautiful wooden pavilions fill the squares where you can watch craftsmen at work and sample dozens of delicious treats. The Christmas market on Neumarkt Square whisks you away with its beautiful goods, while its counterpart on Rudolfplatz Square is like a fairytale come true for children. Entertainers, musicians and jesters set the tone at the medieval Christmas market on the banks of the Rhine outside the chocolate museum. Nativity exhibitions, concerts and a wide choice of Christmas shopping are also part of the festive fun in Cologne. Bus will depart at 6 a.m. and will return at midnight. The cost is $65 per person and includes transportation. For more information call DSN 466-2060 or CIV 09742-83-2060. Bus will depart Hohenfels from ODR, building H15, unless otherwise stated. Cost includes transportation per person unless otherwise stated. Seating is limited to 50 people.


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Recreation & Leisure

CRUISE INTO FALL Now that sunshine, long days and warm evenings are behind us, cruise into the library for some warm and cozy fall programs. We have some fabulous fall events for you and your entire family!


Children 1-2 Years Every Tuesday beginning at 9:30 a.m. Children 3-5 Years Every Tuesday beginning at 10 a.m. Children are invited to the library to listen to stories, rhymes, flannels and songs. Registration is not required.


October 7, November 4, December 2 Boys ages 11-15 are invited for a monthly discussion of adventure, action and more! Snacks will be provided. Guys Read meets at 3 p.m. at the library.


October 14 & December 9 Teens are invited to create a craft every 2nd Thursday of the month. Bring a friend along with your creativity and have some fun. Make It & Take It Workshop will be open from 3-4 p.m.


October 21, November 18, December 16 Teens are invited for an afternoon of gaming at the library. Bring a friend or two and play new and exciting Wii and Playstation games. Teen gaming will be open from 3-4:30 p.m. Snacks will be provided.



October 26, November 30, December 28 Join us for a monthly discussion of new and old intriguing books. The Eclectic Book Club meets monthly at 5 p.m. The October title is Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay; November is The Secret Life of Emily Dickinson by Jerome Charyn. Come and bring your suggestions for 2011!




October 9, November 13, December 11 Learn a new game like Settlers of Catan or Ticket to Ride. Bring the family and join us for good, old-fashioned fun on the second Saturday of each month from 10 a.m.–noon.


October 12-November 10 With many adults as Veterans, the United States has a long tradition of patriotism. As citizens, we honor the service, commitment, and the ultimate sacrifice of the men and women who serve our country. We recognize the significance of the selfless service of our soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines. Through this program, community members create personalized ornaments that pay tribute to a soldier, sailor, airman, marine, coastguardsman, military veteran, or fallen service member in their lives. Each ornament is hung is a public knowledgement of the sacrifices of the service members and their families. In addition, community members are encouraged to submit a personal story about the hero featured on their homemade ornament. This program is funded and sponsored by The Military Family Research Institute at Purdue University.


October 25 Do you love cooking? Do you love cooking pumpkin? Test your skills in cooking with all things pumpkin; pumpkin soup, pumpkin pie, or pumpkin dumpling. If it’s with pumpkin and you can cook it, then bring it!

with the LIBRARY Registration forms can be picked up at the library. All registrations need to be returned by November 15. Live judging will be held on Wednesday, November 17 at 5 p.m. Winners will be announced after results are tallied.


Spooky creatures await you and more! Compete in a costume contest; enjoy games and activities like face-painting, body boppers, a piñata, and more!


November 18 - Registration forms can be picked up at the library. November 29 - Gingerbread Houses need to be brought to the library. It’s holiday time and you know what that means….it’s time for Hohenfels 2nd Annual Gingerbread House Contest! To further assist potential builders, we have identified web sites that feature gingerbread house recipes, and sites that have gingerbread house patterns. If you would like to know more about the rules or how to enter the contest please contact the library. All gingerbread houses will need to be in the library on November 29 for patron voting to begin. The entries will be displayed through December 6. Winners will be announced on December 8.


Ongoing event; please call Angelique Simmons at the Library for available times. Want to brush up on your computers skills? Unsure about email or how to find what you want online: Need to find business, government, or medical information, or want to begin searching for an ancestor? There is a ton of information out there. Let a Hohenfels Librarian be your personal guide! For any information or additional details concerning fall programs at the Hohenfels Library, please call CIV 09472-83-1740 or DSN 466-1740.


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Clubs, Dining & Entertainment

Texas Hold’em October 22, November 19, December 10 The registration fee is $25 and will include a light buffet. Pre-registration recommended. All customers can register at ODR, bldg. H15. Doors will open at The Zone at 5:30 p.m. and the game will begin at 6:30 p.m. There will be unlimited re-buys until 9:30 p.m.

For more information call DSN 466-2060 or CIV 09472-83-2060.

Bowling Center Events Watch NFL Football Every Sunday at the Bowling Center!

We games on our large projector screens and flat screen TVs. Watch the game while enjoying any number of our menu items including, hamburgers, hot dogs, philly cheese steak sandwiches, nachos, chili cheese fries, mozzarella sticks, draft beer, wine and cocktails.

Thursday is Quiz Night at the Bowling Center!

What’s better than friends, food, drinks and a little friendly competition? Don’t miss Thursday nights at the Bowling Center’s bar when we host Quiz Night. Play as a team or an individual as we try to stump you with our best questions. Rack up the most points and you’ll walk away with a prize. Must be 18 years or older.

Bowl Your Brains Out

Every Monday: Bowl Your Brains Out the Bowling Center every Monday from 5-9 p.m. Bowl as many games as you want for just $7 for adults and $5 for children ages 12 and younger. Shoe rental is included. For more information call the Bowling Center at DSN 466-4611.



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Recreation & Leisure


Outdoor Recreation DSN 466-2060 CIV 09472-83-2060, Bldg H15

Sky Diving - Czech Republic

October 2 Go skydiving in the Czech Republic with Outdoor Recreation! You will receive training from certified instructors Friday night and Saturday morning before your static line jump from a Russian AN2 Biplane. This air craft has an outstanding reputation for safety and all skydiving equipment is current. We’ll depart Friday at 5 p.m. and return Saturday at 8 p.m. You must have a current physical with no limitations and must not be under the influence of any drugs or alcohol. USPA Certified Jumpers are also welcome for a reduced cost $250

ATV Safety Course and Trail Ride

October 9, November 6 Meet at Outdoor Rec, at 9 a.m. for this full-day course, ending at 4 p.m. Participants must be at least 18 years old and come dressed in pants, long sleeves and sturdy boots. If these dates do not fit your schedule ODR can offer a course for your group or unit.

Kletter Steig in the Frankischen Schweiz

October 16 All the fun of Alpine travel without all the equipment. Klettersteig uses cables to replace ropes on many high level hikes in the Alps. This course is great introduction to the system and will prepare you for trips to the Alps next summer. Depart ODR, at 8 a.m. The price is $50 per person.

Vertical Wind Tunnel

October 30 We take a long drive up north for a chance to play in a vertical wind tunnel. All the fun of skydiving without the need of an airplane! Depart ODR at 4 a.m. Price TBD


Indoor SCUBA Diving

November 13, December 4 Since it is cold we decided to try SCUBA diving indoors for those who always wanted to try it. This introduction course will allow you to experience the underwater world for the first time while staying safe and warm inside a Giant indoor SCUBA Center. Depart ODR at 8 a.m. The price is $150 per person.

Thanksgiving Ski Getaway - Kaprun, Austria

November 24-28 Forget the turkey and come with us to Kaprun, Austria for the first ski trip of the season. Trip includes transportation, breakfast, dinner and lift passes. Price TBD

Tropical Island Resort

December 18-19 Chase away the winter blues at the Tropical Island Resort right outside of Berlin. Warm air, sand and water make this a great winter getaway. Includes one overnight and a meal package. Cost is based on double occupancy. Depart ODR at 5 a.m. Price is TBD

Reit im Winkl, Austria

January 8-9 Two days of skiing and one overnight. A great trip without breaking the bank. The cost is $135 persons and includes transportation and lodging.


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Recreation & Leisure

& Fitness

Sports October 7

U.S. Forces Europe Combat Cross Country Championship Hohenfels Sportplatz This team running event is open to all active duty service members. Event registration is from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the Sportplatz. The race will begin immediately following the pre-event briefing at 11 a.m.

November 5 - 7

IMCOM Europe Unit Level Flag Football Championship Hohenfels Sportplatz This championship tournament will consist of unit level league champions from various garrisons throughout IMCOM Europe. Pool play will begin on Friday, Nov. 5 with the top teams advancing to the tournament bracket on Saturday, Nov. 6.

November 8 – 11

USAG Hohenfels Basketball Officials Clinic Hohenfels Post Gym If you are interested come join us at our basketball officials clinic. We certify officials to support our intramural, community and youth sports programs. Once you are certified we’ll assist you in getting a contract so you can get paid for officiating basketball.

November 10

Register on MWR Online Services For details, please contact DSN 466-2868 or

Run in conjunction with the actual Philadelphia Marathon conducted back in the States. Mr. Rob Powers will be on hand once again in support of this event supporting our Men and Women in uniform.

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.

Philadelphia Marathon First Wave Run Hohenfels Post Gym Join us for our 2nd Annual 5K Fun

Hosted by the Library and BOSS 2-4 p.m. open to all 6 p.m.-midnight 18 and up. Spooky creatures await you at Hohenfels’ annual Monster Fest! Compete in a costume contest, enjoy games and activities like face-painting, body boppers, a piñata and more! This event is free and open to all ages between 2-4 p.m., beginning at 6 p.m. the party is free and open to adults only, 18 and up.



KIDS PAGE Help the dizzy elf find his way down from the christmas tree to the presents.


contact information 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


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


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

475-6239 476-2521

BOSS Main Post, Bldg. 150


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

475-6177 476-2576

Child, Youth & School Services Main Post Parent Central Serives, 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 Main Post Java Cafe/Primo’s Pizza, Bldg. 612 The Patton Fireside Lounge, Bldg. 209 Tower View Catering, Bldg. 209 Rose Barracks, Bldg. 607 Java Cafe/Langenbruck Center The Zone Sports Bar Tumbleweed, Am. Style Diner Internet Cafe “Alternate Escape” Rose Barracks, Bldg. 607

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 476-2360

family and mwr 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


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

475-7402 476-2563

Performing Arts Center Main Post, Bldg. 103


Special Events Main Post, Bldg. 103


Sports & Fitness Main Post Physical Fitness Center, Bldg. 170 Field House, Bldg. 547 Rose Barracks RB Fitness Center, Bldg. 323 Memorial Fitness Ctr., Bldg. 616

476-2214 476-2270

Tax Relief 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


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. 10

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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

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October 15-17, 2010 Bazaar Location Vilseck, Bldg. 134 Ribbon Cutting Friday, Oct. 15, 11 a.m.

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Bavarian American Fall 2010  

Bavarian American Magazine Fall 2010

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