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COMMUNITY NEWSLETTER

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

21 March 2012

Daylight Savings Time in Europe is this Sunday, 25 March. It's time to set the clocks AHEAD one hour. Daylight Savings time begins at 1 a.m. GMT. Remember: Spring Forward, Fall Back!


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

Join us at our Monthly Community Huddle Thursday, 22 March: The Community Huddle is a monthly meeting for all community members to find out the latest info on programs, events, construction updates, and other important issues. Hosted by Col. James Saenz, USAG Grafenwoehr commander, the Community Huddle will be held 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Multi Purpose Center, Rose Barracks Bldg. 134. There will be a rehearsal beginning at 10 a.m. that morning; all presenters are required to participate in the rehearsal. Garrison directors and subject matter experts will brief topics and answer questions.

Army Lodging's NAF sales in Grafenwoehr. 31 March: From 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sale of guest room furniture, paintings, electrical appliances, blankets and more. At Main Post Bldgs. 213, 214, 215, 225, 226, 228 - cashier stand in Bldg. 209. ID card holders only Cash and carry. Buyers are responsible to provide transportation and labor to remove items on the same day.

“Good Morning Bavaria” facebook feature to replace daily newsletter Effective 2 April: The daily community newsletter distributed to community members’ e-mail accounts will cease on the aforementioned date. In its stead, public affairs will post a daily “Good Morning Bavaria” segment to the garrison facebook site (at www.grafenwoehr.army.mil or www.facebook.com/USAGG) comprised of top events and programs of note for that given date. The weekly community newsletter will continue to be distributed to e-mail accounts, and is also available as a PDF file on the garrison website.

iWatch Grafenwoehr iWatch is a way to report suspicious behavior or activity. It is designed to encourage and enable members of the community to help protect their community by identifying and reporting suspicious activities. If you see, hear, or smell something suspicious - report it. We can’t determine if something is a threat if we don’t know about it. It takes a community to keep a community safe. See Something, Say Something! Grafenwoehr/Rose Barracks Military Police: DSN 476.2490/3397 or CIV 09662.83.2490/3397 Website: http://www.eur.army.mil/eureport/observe.html. German Authorities: 110 for Police or 112 for Fire/Ambulance 66th MI, Grafenwoehr: DSN 475.7767 or duty phone 0162.234.0760 Daily security tips will be posted to the garrison facebook at www.grafenwoehr.army.mil.

Industrial Paper Shredder available, note changes in operation The garrison is now equipped with an industrial paper shredder where Soldiers and civilians can destroy large amounts of data and quell bulk shredding needs. (Note: is it not approved for destruction of classified information). The machine is located in the recycling center (across form range 118) and open Mon. – Fri., 8 – noon, Mon. Tues. Thurs. and Fri. 12:45 – 3:30 p.m., and is closed on Wed. afternoons, Sat., Sun., and German holidays. For more, DSN 475-6664.

National Inhalants & Poisons Awareness Week Army Substance Abuse Program USAG Grafenwoehr supports National Inhalants & Poisons Awareness Week (NIPAW). Through 24 March: They're all over your house. They're in your child's school. In fact, you probably picked some up the last time you went to the grocery store. Educate yourself. Find out about inhalants before your children do. Most parents are in the dark regarding the popularity and dangers of inhalant use. But children are quickly discovering that common household products are inexpensive to obtain, easy to hide and the easiest way to get high. According to national surveys, inhaling dangerous products is becoming one of the most widespread problems in the country. It is as popular as marijuana with young people. More than a million people used inhalants to get high just last year. By the time a student reaches the 8th grade, one in five will have used inhalants. What is inhalant use? Inhalant use refers to the intentional breathing of gas or vapors with the purpose of reaching a high. Inhalants are legal, everyday products which have a useful purpose, but can be misused. You're probably familiar with many of these substances -- paint, glue and others. But you probably don't know that there are more than 1,000 products that are very dangerous when inhaled -- things like typewriter correction fluid, air-conditioning refrigerant, felt tip markers, spray paint, air freshener, butane and even cooking spray. Find out more by contacting Elias Barnes, Grafenwoehr, 475-8520, elias.h.barnes.civ@mail.mil or Juliann Bryant, Rose Barrack, 476-2498, juliann.l.bryant.civ@mail.mil.


Estate Claim, SSG Reed II Anyone having claims on or obligations to the estate of SSG Jerry D. Reed II of A/2-28, TF 3-66 AR, 172nd SIB, should contact CPT Michael Dyer, summary court martial officer, at DSN 475-9844 or email.

Disability Evaluation information now available on-line Soldiers, family members and commanders can now find helpful data, phone numbers, and first-line information on how the Integrated Disability Evaluation System works for the Army in Europe at the USAREUR IDES Web site www.eur.army.mil/IDES/. Europe and Asia were part of the final implementation phase of an improved disability evaluation process for Soldiers which began in October 2011. The new system eliminates both the requirement for veterans to navigate the Department of Veterans Affairs disability evaluation process on their own and the delay between the end of a Soldiers’ service and the beginning of their VA benefits. The IDES partners the disability rating systems of the Department of Defense and the VA to produce a disability rating system used by both departments. The IDES also features a single set of medical examinations and a single set of disability ratings, resulting in benefits that begin as soon as Soldiers separate from military service.

Department of Defense Self Service Logon information Department of Defense Self Service Logon (DS Logon) is a joint Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Department of Defense (DoD) initiative to provide Service Members, Veterans, Retirees, and other beneficiaries access to DoD and VA benefits. DS Logon is accepted by several VA and DoD websites, including TRICARE, My HealtheVet, myDoDBenefits, VA for Vets, and eBenefits. Depending on your status, your DS Logon account allows you to access, administer or view certain benefits including TRICARE, Group Life Insurance (SGLI) and VA Compensation, Pension, Education, Burial and Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment Benefits. Registration is a mandatory requirement for all Soldiers. website

Semiannual Installation Planning Board (IPB) 22 March: USAG Grafenwoehr will conduct a semiannual Installation Planning Board (IPB) co-chaired by the Senior Mission Commander and Garrison Commander with representatives from tenant units, organizations and agencies in the JMTC Conference Room, Bldg. 123 from 2- 4:30 p.m.. The goal of the IPB is to provide a holistic approach to decisionmaking that best supports the Mission, Soldiers, Civilians and their Families within the current budgetary-constrained environment the Garrison is required to operate in. The IPB provides continued development of a streamlined, agile installation that is customer-focused and results-driven in support of current and future missions and the Installation Management Campaign Plan. For agencies that wish to provide input or present information to this forum, please contact Mr John Winslow at 475-6700, email.

Army Lodging's NAF sale 31 March: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at USAG Grafenwoehr, Main Post Bldg. 213, 214, 215, 225, 226, 228 - cashier stand in Bldg. 209. Sales include guest room furniture, paintings, electrical appliances, blankets and more, open to ID card holders only. Cash and carry - buyers are responsible to provide transportation and labor to remove items on the same day.

GCSC 2012-2013 Scholarship Program deadline approaching The Grafenwoehr Community and Spouses’ Club is offering academic scholarship awards for the 2012-2013 academic years to senior students and family members (spouses and dependents). A tremendous opportunity for eligible garrison family members from the Grafenwoehr, Netzaberg, Vilseck and surrounding military communities desiring to pursue a secondary education. GCSC has distributed $70,000 in scholarships to 40 applicants attending schools in the states and overseas the past two years. Applicants are scored based on academic performance, educational/career goals, extracurricular activities, citizenship, community involvement, employment and/or volunteer experience, an essay and through letters of recommendation. Vilseck High School/home schooled seniors will be interviewed. Applications now being accepted until 26 March, 5 p.m. Scholarships will be awarded during the weekend of 4-6 May. Application forms on the Scholarship pages of the GCSC website at www.gcsconline.com . For more, contact George Linka, GCSC Scholarship Chairman at DSN 475-6108 or CIV 09641-83-6108 or email.

Bag it with EAP: Brown bag lunch series In the month of April, Employee Assistance Program (EAP) will be hosting a series of topics every Thursday that will inform you and make your day break a little more enjoyable. Join us at Main Post Bldg. 621, Room 217, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. 5 April: Stress Less (interactive session) 12 April: Cocktail Hour (non-alcoholic beverages) 19 April: Talking to Children At Any Age About Alcohol & Drugs


26 April: Alcohol and Drug Awareness in the Workplace (Supervisors encouraged to attend) Please call 475-5122 or email kettely.darden@us.army.mil to register. *Civilian Employees, these sessions will count towards your ASAP and EAP Annual Training .

Community Amnesty Day 10 April: The next Ammunition Supply Point #1 Community Amnesty Day for ammunition will be from 8 a.m – 2 p.m. Unit Entrance at Ammunition Supply Point #1. Simply approach the gate, let the ASP personnel know that you have amnesty, and they will take it from you. The Department of the Army and USAREUR have recognized that people may have acquired abandoned or unauthorized A&E from a variety of sources: training ranges, souvenirs from peacekeeping missions, and military artifacts found from battles waged centuries ago, just to name a few. The primary intent of this A&E when manufactured was to destroy property, kill and/or maim personnel. In untrained or unauthorized hands, these items could have catastrophic results. If these items are found in your possession, you could face disciplinary action, hence, the creation of the Amnesty Program. This program provides personnel an avenue to return A&E to government control and remain anonymous in the process. USAREUR has designated that one day each quarter be specifically set aside as a reminder of the program’s existence and to further promote safety within the community through the recovery of A&E. This program is not intended to circumvent normal ammunition turn-in procedures and cannot be used as the basis for AR 190-series investigations. How does the Amnesty process work? 1. Personnel in possession of A&E will need to transport these items to ASP 1. (Utilize Unit Entrance). 2. Once at the ASP Gate, notify the guard that you have amnesty items. 3. The guards will escort you to the amnesty turn-in point. 4. Simply leave the items in this area. The guards will then escort you out of the ASP. 5. Trained personnel will then pick up these items and process them into the ASP. That’s it. Regardless of the size, people should not touch A&E items they suspect might be unsafe for movement. Report these items to your local military police. They will then see to the removal of these items. For more about the Amnesty Program and Amnesty Day, contact the ASP # 1 QASAS office at DSN 476-3007.

GCSC Welfare The next Welfare application deadline is Friday, April 13. Find the application online at gcsconline.com. For more information, email our new Welfare address at GCSCWelfare@yahoo.com.

The Army Emergency Relief (AER) program, training AER will run through May 15. All Units within USAG Grafenwoehr geographic footprint are requested to provide an AER Representatives. For questions please contact Ms. Christine Nunez, DSN: 475-8432 or email.

Voting information All registered voters must revalidate their status with their registered voting states. Submitting an FPCA to their state local election official will register eligible voters to vote, update their mailing address with their state local election office, and request an absentee ballot for all state and federal elections to include primary elections. See your unit voting officer for a mail-in SF 76, or visit the Federal Voting Assistance Program website at www.fvap.gov for specific state information.

Reminder, when traveling to the Czech Republic … Military AND civilian personnel travelling PRIVATELY into the Czech Republic are required to have their passport in possession. Just carrying their ID card and leave orders is considered insufficient documentation and will result in criminal charges by the German Police for "Illegal Entry of Country." Fine averaged €2000. For more, DSN 476-2846.

Army’s Qualitative Service Program The Army’s Qualitative Service Program here starts identifying noncommissioned officers for involuntary early separation from active duty April 1.

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


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

Restriction on Lithium Batteries in the mail Effective immediately, no lithium batteries will be accepted for mailing out of any European based APO IAW EU 300 restrictions. Over the past couple of weeks, we have seen a large number of items being returned to sender due to host nation security scanning at Frankfurt Airport. These items have been mainly laptops with lithium batteries. All items containing lithium batteries are being returned to the office of mailing. To prevent any unnecessary delays or further inconveniences to the mailer, these items will not be accepted at the point of origin. This restriction is to include Express Military Mail Service and Registered mail. Should you have any further questions please email Main Post or Rose Barracks Postal Service Centers or call 475-6333 / 476-2581. You can also like us on Facebook (Main Post / Rose Barracks) for up-to-date information.

News from The Exchange Cataloged opportunities: With Spring weather fast approaching and it comes to outdoor living, no one outshines the Exchange’s values. Stop by your local Exchange Main Store and pick up copy of the Outdoor Living Supplement Exchange catalog for 2012 or go to www.shopmyexchange. Whether troops are looking for patio furniture, swimming pools, grills or lawn enhancements, the Outdoor Living Exchange catalog makes it easy to get the most out of a home’s outdoor living space. Prices in this all-services catalog are valid through July 3, 2012, for any authorized exchange customer. Match it: Grafenwoehr Exchange Committed to Offering Best Possible Price On or Offline. With smart phones becoming more prevalent as shopping tools, price matching is becoming increasingly popular. With this in mind, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s “We’ll Match It!” program is ensuring military shoppers at pay the lowest price possible. Depending on the item, price matches can be done with or without a competitor’s ad. Complete details regarding the Exchange’s price matching policy as well as exceptions can be found at here.

How to save time in the Postal Service Center Mailing to the States? All Priority and Express mail boxes are free to take home. You pay for the rate of postage when you actually mail them. Hate being passed because you still have to fill out a customs form? Take some home with you. Customs forms are available inside the Finance lobby during opening hours and available 24/7 in the mailroom lobby. Depending on the size of your box, customs forms must fit flat on the face of a box, i.e. if the box is big enough to fit a large customs form, a large one must be used. Have a question? Email us from home or write us a message on Facebook. We check both daily.

Army Community Service (ACS) Contact Army Community Service (ACS) Main Post, DSN 475-8371, CIV 09641-83-8371. Rose Barracks, DSN 476-2650 CIV 09662-83-2650. ACS is now on Facebook and Twitter (Follow GRAF ACS) or email graf.acs@eur.army.mil for info. ***The Army Volunteer Corps, AFTB & AFAP programs have moved back into the Rose Barracks ACS, Bldg. 322. ***

Check out our E-Newsletter: http://issuu.com/usag_grafenwoehr_acs/docs/march_april_2012

GED Program 30 April – 11 May: Mon. – Friday, 10 a.m. – noon, Rose Barracks Bldg. 221. Childcare is provided. Each subjects will range from language arts and writing, science, math and social studies in preparation for GED exam. Please contact ACS to sign up, or for more.

Military Saves Campaign Take the pledge and build your wealth by visiting www.militarysaves.org This website will provide you will tips, advice and tools necessary to take the initial steps towards building your wealth with everyday actions. Take the pledge as a Family, as Soldiers and as friends! For more information on saving your money, you may also contact your ACS Financial Readiness at 0962-83-2650 or 09641-83-8371.

ACS QR CODE If you have a Smartphone or iPhone, download a QR decoder app. Take a snapshot of the code with your


phone, and the code automatically direct you to the ACS section of the Garrison webpage - a quick and easy way to access our information and that of the USAG Grafenwoehr Garrison.

Employment Readiness 10 April: USAjobs: Learn the NEW Federal Application Process, 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Rose Barracks ACS Bldg 322. 16 April: Career Fairs 101, 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Rose Barracks ACS Bldg 322. 24 April: Job Fair, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Rose Barracks Bldg 134.

Mobilization & Deployment Readiness 22 March: Point of Contact Training, 9:30-11:30 Rose Barracks ACS, Bldg 322 3 April: FRG Forum, 9-11:30 a.m., Rose Barracks, Bldg 134. 17 April: P.O.W.E.R. Training, 8:30- 4 p.m., Rose Barracks ACS, Bldg 322. 20 April: FRG Funding, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Rose Barracks, Bldg 134. 23 April: Point of Contact Training, 10-11 a.m., Main Post Chapel Annex 24 April: Care Team Training, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Main Post Chapel Annex 30 April: FUN Workshop, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Rose Barracks, Bldg 134.

Financial Readiness 21 March: Financial Readiness Across Borders, 1-3pm Rose Barracks ACS Bldg 322. 3 April: Financial Readiness across Borders, 1-3 p.m., Rose Barracks ACS Bldg 322. 18 April: Financial Readiness across Borders, 1-3 p.m., Main Post Chapel Annex.

Relocation Readiness 27 March: Immigration Workshop, 11-Noon Rose Barracks ACS Bldg 322. 27 March – 30 March: Welcome to Bavaria Level I, 9-4pm Rose Barracks ACS Bldg 322. 4 April: Newcomer’s Orientation Level II (NEAT) 9 - 4 p.m. Pick up from Vilseck ACS at 9:00 a.m. Pick up from Graf ACS at 9:30 a.m. 18 April: Immigration Workshop, 11-Noon, Rose Barracks ACS Bldg 322. 20 April: Bavarian Cooking with Chef Sven, 11-2 p.m., Rose Barracks ACS Bldg 322. 24 April - 27 April: Welcome to Bavaria Level I, 9-4 p.m., Rose Barracks Graf Chapel Annex. Pick up from Vilseck ACS at 8:30 a.m. Pick up from Graf ACS at 8:55 a.m.

International Spouses Club Every Tuesday at Main Post Chapel & every Thursday at Rose Barracks ACS, Bldg 322: English as a Second Language, 10 a.m.-noon. This class is for Spouses of active duty military, retirees and civilians whose native language is other than English. This class is free of charge and ongoing. Learn and embrace the American culture by starting with the language and meet new friends! For more information call DSN 476-2650 or CIV 09662-83-2650.

Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) Have questions? Email EFMP directly. nd 21 March: EFMP Support Group, 3 - 4:30 p.m. Main Post Bldg 244, 2 Floor Room 219. 5 April: EFMP Support Group, 3-4:30 p.m., Rose Barracks ACS Bldg 322. 13 April: EFMP System Navigation Services, 3-4:30 p.m., Rose Barracks ACS Bldg 322. 19 April: Free EFMP Bowling, 4-6 p.m., Main Post Bowling Center Bldg 612. nd 27 April: EFMP 101, 3-4:30 p.m., Main Post Bldg. 244. 2 Floor, Room 219. Become a Respite Care Provider for the EFMP Program. Please call us for more information

New Parent Support Program 2 April: ABC’s of Toddlerhood, 4:30-6 p.m., Netzaberg CDC

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

Playgroup for parents and children ages 0 through 3 Every Tuesday: Main Post Chapel, 9:30-11 a.m. Every Wednesday: Rose Barracks Chapel, 9:30-11 a.m.

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Every 1 Wednesday: Visit Weiden, meet at 5:45 p.m. in the Weiden hospital lobby.


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Every 4 Wednesday: Visit Sulzbach-Rosenberg, meet at 5:45 p.m. in the Sulzbach-Rosenberg hospital lobby. Next date, 28 March. Hotlines to help: Sexual Assault Reporting 09662-83-3217 and Domestic Violence 09662-83-3218 or 09641-83-5130. Please contact us for a complete listing of programs and services offered.

Family Advocacy Program 23 March – 6 April: At Ease/Stress Management Workshop, Noon-1:30pm Rose Barracks ACS Bldg 322 (3 Sessions that meet on Friday). 4 April: Super Spouse, 10-Noon, Rose Barracks Bldg 221. (4 Sessions that meet on Wednesday) 27 April – 11 May April: At Ease/Stress Management Workshop, Noon-1:30 p.m. Rose Barracks, Bldg 221. (3 Sessions that meet on Friday). Hotlines to help: Sexual Assault Reporting 09662-83-3217 and Domestic Violence 09662-83-3218 or 09641-835130. Please contact us for a complete listing of programs and services offered.

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

Volunteers and other help needed Army Volunteer Corps 11 April: Organizational Point of Contact Training, 1-2 p.m., Rose Barracks, Bldg 221, Room 206. 25-26 April: Army Family Team Building Level I, 9-3 p.m., Rose Barracks Bldg 211, Room 206. 28 April: Drill Sergeants Seminar, 9-3 p.m., Graf Chapel Annex Contact us to find out how to become a volunteer by calling DSN 475-2650.

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

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

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

EVITA! 22 - 24, 29 & 31 March: 7 p.m. Directed by Bernie Escarcega Grafenwoehr Performing Arts Center Bldg. 103 Adults - $9; Under age 17 - $7; Family Ticket - $20.

CYSS Mobile Registration Team The CYSS Mobile Registration Team is on site at Army Lodging Facilities on Thursdays to register children for CYSS programs. If you are new to the Grafenwoehr community, stop by the Grafenwoehr Army Lodging lobby between 0800 and 1000 or the Kristall Inn lobby in Rose Barracks from 1200-1400 to complete CYSS registration. USAG Grafenwoehr


CYSS issues a voucher for 16 hours of free childcare to use while you in-process. For more information, call our Parent Central Services office at DSN 476-2760 or 09662-83-2760.

Karaoke Nights 23 March: The Zone Sports Bar, 9 p.m.

Trips with Leisure Travel Services Day trips March 25: Two Castles or Kristall Palm Beach

Overnight trips 6-11 April: Dalmatian Coast, Croatia 4-6 May: Keukenhof Tulips & Amsterdam 25-28 May: Vienna, Austria 14-19 June: Rome & Verona, Italy 3-9 July: Scandinavian Capitals (Copenhagen, Stockholm, & Helsinki) 12-16 July: Paris, France 8-13 Aug: United Kingdom (Cornwall) 30 Aug. – 3 Sept: Budapest, Hungary To enroll, ODR at DSN 476-2563, open Mon., Tues., Thurs., and Fri. 11 a.m. – 6p.m. Customers must pay a $100 deposit per person to sign up.

Fishing Course 23 March: Bldg. 2440 Camp Algier; Friday: 6 - 9 p.m., Saturday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Participants must enroll through Outdoor Recreation prior to the start of class. DSN 476-4563, CIV 09641-83-2563.

Omega Psi phi Fraternity, inc. Mardi Gras: Omega Psi phi Fraternity, inc. Theta Rho International Chapter Annual Mardi Gras Scholarship Fundraiser, Kelly Club Stuttgart 24 March, 9 p.m. – 2 a.m. for more information and tickets contact email. Cruise with the Ques: Omega Psi phi Fraternity, inc. Theta Rho International Chapter Annual Boat Ride Scholarship Fundraiser, Heidelberg, 9 June, 7 – 11 p.m. for more information and tickets contact email.

Edge! Art Classes in March CYS Services the Edge!, in cooperation with the Heart & Home, will provide kids in grades 1-5 all the supplies and direction to help them get into the holiday spirit on March 30, from 3-5 p.m., with an Easter-themed event. The class are open to the first 15 to enroll. For more, or to enroll, contact Parent Central Services or go online.

Cheer on the Bayer Rangers hockey team March 31: 8 a.m. vs. Hedgehogs (Fichtelhill, Germany) 11:30 a.m. vs. Spartak (Deggendorf, Germany) 2:35 p.m. vs. Puckbusters II (Weiden, Germany) 4:30 p.m. vs. Montafon (Austria) Games will continue on Sunday, April 1. Schedule based on Saturday’s outcome. More on facebook.

Christian Motorcyclists Association 14 April: Lunch ride, departing 10 a.m. from the Roadside Diner outside gate 6, Grafenwoehr. Nice ride, for lunch, then a relaxing ride home. 21 April: Ride to Topen to the East / West German border museum. Find them on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/216331315112157/) or email (RemnantCMA@gmail.com) .

Take a trip with the Bavarian Ski Club! Let the Bavarian Ski club take the guess work out of planning the perfect ski weekend. Whether you’re a beginner or an expert shredder, the club with quell your skiing desires and handle all the preparations for you. Not to mention, they know how to have a good time. All trip prices include transportation, hotel accommodations, breakfast and dinner, lift tickets and libations for the ride there and back.


20-22 April: Enjoy glacier skiing at its best in Stubai, Austria and relax at the Pension Holzknechthof afterwards. Price, 220 Euros.

27-30 April: Rock out on the top of the mountain (on skis!) with a concert in Ischgl, Austria with Mariah Carey. Visit the Facebook page for a complete listing of upcoming trips, or email to sign up.

Grafenwoehr Community and Spouses' Club The Grafenwoehr Community and Spouses Club is a great place to meet people, develop new interests and get involved in the community. Upcoming Events: Arpil: Gotta Have Art - A Community Collective (interested artists are encouraged to contact us - we want to represent the entire community), Bunco and Brunch, Trodel Day, Natural Living Club Whole Foods Challenge, Farmer's Market Tour, Photography Club - Wedding Photography; May: Craft Fair For more information, visit our website: gcsconline.com <http://gcsconline.com/blog/bazaar> , our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/181935125459 or email: gcscmembership@yahoo.com.

Kids on Site – “Get fit and bring your kids!” Monday – Thursday, 8:30 – 10 a.m. and 10 – 11:30 a.m. Main Post Physical Fitness Center and Rose Barracks CYSS, Bldg 224. Convenient on-site hourly care when using MWR services. Quality child care services – easily accessible and affordable. Age-appropriate and enriching environment for 0 – 12 year-old children. Safe and fun activities, toys and games. Must Pre-register at CYSS Parent & Outreach Services or online at https://webtrac.mwr.army.mil/webtrac/Grafenwoehrcyms.html for more contact Parent & Outreach Services – DSN 476-2760, CIV 09662-83-2760.

USAG Grafenwoehr/Vilseck Community softball team 25 March: Tryouts, 1-5 p.m. at the Little Mike softball field by Rose Barracks Bldg 1108 For more, Mr. Peterson at CIV 016094780292.

Christian Motorcyclists Association 2nd Tuesday each month: 7 p.m. at the Roadside Diner, Grafenwoehr (outside gate 6). Monthly group rides, tours, Christian fellowship. 14 April: Lunch ride, departing 10 a.m. from the Roadside Diner outside gate 6, Grafenwoehr. 21 April: Ride to Topen to the East / West German border museum. Find them on Facebook or email.

Amateur Boxing Event 21 April: Rose Barracks Memorial Fitness Center, Bldg. 616. Doors Open 6 p.m. Event starts 7 p.m. Weigh-Ins: 9 a.m. – Noon. Weigh-Ins: 9 a.m. – Noon This Boxing Invitational promises to be nothing short of explosive with boxers from Garrisons all over Europe fighting to land the winning punch. For more, contact: DSN 476-2214/2998, CIV 09662-83-2214/2998 or DSN 475-8207/7576, CIV 09641-83-8207/7576 or DSN 475-9007, CIV 09641-83-9007.

Knitting at the Library! Want to start the New Year with a new skill set? Try Knitting! Knitting is just one of the skills that you might want to learn or brush up on and there is a new knitting group that meets at the Grafenwoehr Library on the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Bring your project and your questions and spend a little time actively engaging your hands as well as your brain. Contact Main Post Library Bldg.445, DSN 475-1740, CIV 09641-83-1740.

Grafenwoehr Thrift Shop, Want to give back to YOUR community? Volunteer! Help YOUR community by consigning or donating today. PCSing? No problem; we will mail you your check. We will be CLOSED for Spring Break April 7-13. th We will be OPEN on Saturday, April 14 , 10 am - 2 pm Visit us at Bldg 508, Main Post Grafenwoehr. Tues., Wedns., 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Thurs. 2 p.m. - 6 p.m., 1st Saturday of the month 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Consignments, Tues. and Wedns. from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. For more, CIV 09641-926-0377, online, or find us on facebook.


Hidden Treasures Thrift Shop Bring your gently used items to Bldg 221 on Rose Barracks. The March sales are buy 1 get 2 free on winter clothing (pants, long sleeve shirts, jackets, beanies, gloves, scarves); video games, buy 1 get 1 free; and 50% off bedding (comforters, sheets, pillowcases, blankets). Color tags only. April sales are buy 1 clothing item get 1 free. Buy 1 VHS movie get 1 free. Buy 5 books get 5 free. Sales apply to color tags only. Open 10am to 2pm Tues, Wed &Thurs. DSN 4762649, CIV 09662-83-2649, or email for more information. Volunteers and donations are always welcome.

KINGZ MC Motorcycle club Thursdays: Join other motorcycle enthusiasts at the KINGZ MC Clubhouse from 6 – 9 p.m. at Main Post Bldg. 441.

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

Your opinion matters to MWR We’d like to know your thoughts about some of the different services offered at the Auto Skills Centers. Please take a few minutes to share your opinions with us. Take the survey now! Click here.

Health & Medical, Red Cross, VET Corner Open Saturday at the Vilseck Veterinary Treatment Facility 31 March: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Rose Barracks Bldg. 222 (opposite Tumbleweeds, next to the Launderette). The VTF is providing more access to care for families and Soldiers outside of normal working hours by offering walk-in appointments to receive basic vaccinations in addition to nail trims, heartworm tests, health certificates, microchipping and over the counter sales & registration. Our Clinic can be reached on DSN 476-2370 or CIV 0966-283-2370 during normal business hours, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Mon. - Fri. for any minor sick call appointments or other concerns.

TRICARE access at your fingertips Are you tired of waiting on the phone to schedule an appointment? Did you know that you can schedule an appointment online? Just go to www.tricareonline.com to register and schedule your next appointment with the Health Clinic.

Metabolic Testing and Nutrition Education Metabolic testing is available to assess daily caloric needs. The test measures how many calories you burn and then calculates how many you should eat. It is the key to knowing precisely what your body needs for effective weight management. The test is followed up by a course in basic nutrition, reading labels, weight management, and eating to your metabolism. Fitness Assessments: Fitness testing and counseling are available at the Army Wellness Center. State of the art equipment is used to assess flexibility, muscular strength, cardio-respiratory fitness levels, and body composition. In conjunction with fitness testing, patients receive a comprehensive report that shows current fitness levels and education and individualized exercise counseling on how to meet their specific goals. These services are available Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., appointment is required. Call 476-4795 or 09662-83-4795 or email.

Facility & Road/Openings/Construction/Closures "

Main Post - Gate 4, road work 16 March: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Road closure on Chancellorsville Road between the Sanitary Landfill and Gate 4 for tree cutting work. Traffic will be detoured via the tank road. Access to/from the ranges/training areas is still possible.

Expansion of the self-service washing station, cable upgrades Due to construction projects, following Main Post parking lots are requested to be blocked:


20 March – 3 April: Parking Lots across from Bldg 531 (to include sidewalk) 22 March – 5 April: Some parking spaces south of Bldg 532 Signs will be posted to direct pedestrians.

ID and Passport office, closure of activity 27 March: Grafenwoehr ID card and passport offices will be closed from 11:30 – 1 p.m. for a co-worker's retirement luncheon. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Construct Parking Lot, North of Bldg 150 (USO/Red Cross, Main Post) 2 April - 30 June: Construction work will start on or about 2 April; parking lot must be cleared NLT COB March 29. During construction the fire emergency road between Bldg 144 and 141 can be used for deliveries to the back of Bldg 150. Replacement of the pedestrian crossing will require a road closure on Childers Street for about 2/3 days. Contractor will try to work one lane at the time to allow one-way traffic. This work is scheduled for the week of June 18-22.

Adult Education / Training Become an U.S. Army CID agent If you are interested in becoming a U.S. Army CID agent, then the following information is for you: WHO: Highly qualified Active Duty, Reserve, or National Guard Soldiers in the grades of E-4 through E-5 (P), who are over 21, and have at least 24mths of service. If you are E-6 then you may apply with a waiver. The completion / submittal of an application does not mean you are guaranteed to be selected. Applicants will be selected based upon the needs of the Army in addition to meeting the basic prerequisites outlined on the CID web page below. WHAT: CID Recruitment Briefing WHEN: EVERY Thursday from 1 p.m. - UTC WHERE: CID Office located in Main Post Bldg. 506, Hasting Street If interested, be at this office on the date & time indicated above as phone calls or questions outside the normal briefing window may not be responded to. Visit our website at www.cid.army.mil for information and answers to frequently asked questions.

ICE training 16 March: The USAG Grafenwoehr PAI Office is providing ICE Service Provider Manager Training 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. and again from 1 - 3 p.m. at Bldg 3144, Camp Normandy, USAG Grafenwoehr. The last day to sign up for the class is March 14. Service Provider Managers should be registered in ICE before attending the training. For more or to enroll in one of the training sessions, please contact Ms. Renate Neaverth, email, DSN 475-8268 or Ms. Jade Fulce, email, DSN 475-8881.

University of Maryland University College-Europe Spring Session 2 Registration Now – 18 March: On-site courses begin 19 March and are offered in innovative formats including weekends, weekdays, and hybrids – a format combining on-site with online instruction. Students may learn more about admissions, registration, and schedules for undergraduate and graduate courses at www.ed.umuc.edu or at their local UMUC office. Rose Barracks, Vilseck, Bldg. 223. DSN 476-2462, CIV 09662-832462. Main Post, Grafenwoehr, Bldg. 549. DSN 475-6106, CIV 09641-836106. Hohenfels, DSN 466-4106, CIV 09472-834106. Like us on facebook. Master’s level class on-site at Vilseck Are you interested in pursuing a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology or School Counseling? In March, UMUC-E will be offering another on-site class to help you get started in the Counseling profession. Projections indicate that the demand for qualified counselors will continue to grow and provide numerous career possibilities. So sign up today and take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to learn about Counseling Theory and Practice (PSYC 734). Registration for this class that combines on-site with online instruction is from now – 18 March 2012. Classes will be held face to face on 24/25 March, 21/22 April, and 12/13 May 2012. If you are interested or would like more information, please call DSN: 476-2462 / CIV: 09662-832462, e-mail us at vils@ed.umuc.edu or stop by the UMUC-Europe Office in Bldg. 223 to find out more! Vilseck(Rose Barracks) National Test Center *New Hours of Operation: M,W,F noon – 4 p.m.; T,TH 8:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. Test your way to success! Take your CLEP, DSST, and Pearson Vue exams at the National Test Center (NTC) on Rose Barracks, Vilseck. You can earn college credits quickly and affordably. University of Maryland University College Europe, in Vilseck (Rose Barracks), offers computer-based, on-site testing services to military and eligible civilians, making it easy


to earn certifications, fulfill general education requirements, and get the credit you deserve! Free study resources are available at www.myarmyonesource.com , www.militaryonesource.com , and installation libraries. For more information email: sanderson@europe.umuc.edu or call DSN 476-2462, CIV 09662-834262.

FAST Classes 26 March – 05 April: Rose Barracks (Vilseck) Education Center, Bldg. 223, 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. 10 – 20 April: Main Post (Grafenwoehr) Education Center, Bldg. 538, 8:30 a.m. – 4p.m. Functional Academic Skills Training (FAST) provides Soldiers with instruction in reading, mathematics, and language skills and is an excellent tool to prepare Soldiers to raise their GT score. This class is a 60-hour long course and is limited to twenty students. For more information please contact Rose Barracks Education Center at DSN 476-2653/3292 or Main Post (Grafenwoehr) Education Center at DSN 475-6219/6786.

TARP, SETA and OPSEC and Anti-terrorism Level 1 Training United States Army Garrison Grafenwoehr (Security and Antiterrorism Divisions), together with the 66th Military Intelligence Group and JMTC Intelligence and Security, will be conducting FY11 community make-up sessions for Threat Awareness and Reporting Program (TARP), Security Education Training Awareness (SETA), Operation Security (OPSEC), and Anti-terrorism Level 1 Refresher Training. 11 April: Main Post, Tower Theater, Bldg. 620. 10:30-11:30 a.m. (LN employees), and 1:30–4 p.m. (US employees) 12 April: Rose Barracks, Post Theater, Bldg. 354. 9-11:30 a.m. (US employees), and 1:30–2:30 p.m. (LN employees). This training is a mandatory annual requirement for all DoD personnel including Military, AF/NAF (both US and LN); U.S. Contractor employees are welcome.

Food Handlers course 13 April: Rose Barracks Education Center, Bldg. 223, Room 1.3, 11:30 a.m. A food safety class required for food service personnel who prepare or serve food to the public within the Graf/Vilseck community. Certification is intended for individuals involved in fund raising food sales such as, boss, FRG, clubs or bazaars, and also to CYS personnel such as CYPA’s. The class may also supplement required refresher training for regular food service employees. Class is free, lasts approx. 1 hour, and registration is not required. For more, Sgt. Thompson, DSN: 476-2041/2138, CIV 0152-29587133, email.

University of Phoenix University of Phoenix is honored to serve military service members stationed in Europe by offering both MBA and Master of Arts in Education degree programs at several on-base locations near you. Classes meet one night a week. We are currently enrolling for our January semester. Get started today by visiting www.phoenix.edu/militaryeurope or by calling, Fe Gehrels at DSN 475-6712 or CIV 09641-83-6712.

Central Texas College - Take Your College with You Earn your Associates Degree while living in Europe with onsite classes in Automotive Mechanic Technician or Criminal Justice. Term 4 Class Dates (26 March – 18 May) for Vilseck Rose Barracks and Grafenwoehr Main Post Registration is going on now for Term 4 Face to Face Votech classes. Vilseck Rose Barracks Grafenwoehr Main Post AUMT 2417 Automotive Engine Perf. Analysis I CJSA 1173 Drug Recognition for Law Enforce CJSA 1359 Police Systems and Practices The March and April Distance Learning Schedules are NOW available. Take classes in the Microsoft Certified Information Technology Professional Training Program, TODAY! More info- CTC Field Representative Vilseck Rose Barracks / Grafenwoehr Main Post: Katherine Porter DSN 476-2362 / CIV 09662832362 or (Grafenwoehr Main Post) DSN 475-6702 / CIV 09641836702.

Unit Transportation Coordinator Training All activities, directorates and tenant units requiring Non-Tactical Vehicle (NTV) support from USAG Grafenwoehr must assign Unit Transportation Coordinators (UTC). UTCs must complete a mandatory Unit Transportation Coordinator training Class. The first class will begin Friday, March 9 and repeat every other Friday (except German/American Holidays). Personnel must register for class one week prior by email. Email must include unit/organization, name, rank, last four of SSN, and telephone number. Confirmation will be sent back via email. Personal must bring with them to training a copy of their Unit Transportation Appointment Orders. Units who fail to complete training will not be able to dispatch NTVs or request TMP support. POC: Mr. Bruce, DSN 475-8564.


Religious Strong Bonds Retreat 16-18 March: USAG Hohenfels has openings for Strong Bonds Retreat. For more, Ch. (Maj.) Brott, DSN 466-4795; CIV 09472-83-4795.

Stations of the Cross Fridays, Through 30 March: 5:30 p.m., Rose Barracks Cavalry Chapel and Main Post Chapel. Soup and Bread fellowship afterwards.

Family Dynamics Training 23-25 March: Families must be married active duty Army, no exceptions. Learn the dynamics of a successful family in a fun and interactive environment. All training will take place at Edelweiss Lodge and Resort in Garmisch. To sign up, send: Name of Soldier and spouse Unit and Supervisor’s name, rank and DSN/cell phone Rank Cell phone number (one that you answer) Civilian e-mail address (one that you check frequently) Ages of children you will take w/you Email above information to rosa.e.mendoza5.mil@mail.mil and to robert.j.brott.mil@mail.mil: Training package includes meals, lodging and childcare at no expense. You must take your own POV, there is no bus available. Only sign-up if know that you can go. RSO will report all no shows to their respective chain of command for disciplinary action. Individual sign-ups only, no group sign-ups. You must receive confirmation via e-mail from CH (MAJ) Brott or his designated representative from the Hohenfels Religious Support Office that you are approved to go. Registration is by e-mail only. For more information call SGT Rosa Mendoza at DSN 466-3473. Slots are limited.

Single Ladies’ Sunshine Brunch 24 March: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., at the Main Post Chapel Annex. Are you tired of the winter? Do you feel the need for some warmth and sunshine? Come to a sunshine brunch and lift your spirits. It’s truly amazing how a splash of color, sandals, and a fun time will change your outlook. Dig out your favorite warm weather outfit and join the party. Sponsored by the Garrison Chaplain’s Office. To sign up, arrange for a ride, or for more info, contact Laurel Hoyt 0151-14991395, email.

Married … with warriors Work hour support class for Military Service Member Couples offers a class on a variety of marriage-related topics like active listening and communication that will enhance family life in the military home. 30 March: Please register by March 23. Event will take place 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Rose Barracks Calvary Chapel Bldg. 218. Watch Care Provided. RSVP is required to attend these regular classes.15 couples selected on first come first serve basis. Call The Family Life Center to sign up at DSN 476-3276 or DSN 475-4005, or email, email

Easter Services 5 April: 6 p.m., Main Post Chapel, Holy Thursday service 6 April: 6 p.m., Rose Barracks Cavalry Chapel, Good Friday Mass 7 April: 6 p.m., Rose Barracks Cavalry Chapel, Easter Vigil Service 7 April: 6 p.m., Main Post Chapel, Protestant Holy Thursday Service 8 April: 7 a.m., Rose Barracks Cavalry Chapel, Easter Sunrise Service All other religious services as normally scheduled

Chaplain Crisis Line After duty hours, please call: MP STATION CIV 09662‑83‑2490 or 09662‑83‑3397 / DSN 476‑2490 or 476‑3397. USAG‑Grafenwoehr IOC CIV 09641‑83‑7226 / DSN 475‑7226. CHAPLAIN CRISIS LINE CIV 0162‑296‑0838.


During business hours: Main Post Chapel: DSN 475-1570, CIV 09641-83-1570. Rose Barracks Chapel: DSN 476-1570, CIV 09662-83-1570.

New Single Women's Bible Tuesdays: Meet other women and learn how to study your Bible while enjoying a cozy home and good food. This first study book will last six weeks and involves no homework. The group will meet every Tuesday, 6-8 p.m. at Hopfenweg 1, 92700 Kaltenbrunn. For more, contact Laurel Hoyt 0151-14991395, email. Sponsored by the Garrison Chaplains office.

School News Teen babysitting Course 23 March: Open to grades 6 and up, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Netzaberg Youth Center, $5 cost. Register by March 21 here.

Driver's Education Program for High School Students Registration through March 21 Classes held from April 16 - June 14 Package 1: Simulator Training with Theory Classes. Cost: $150 Ages: 15 & up Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday 5:30 - 7 p.m. Netzaberg Youth Center Bldg.9080. Package 2: Modified and abbreviated driver’s education program. Cost: $360 Ages: 15 1/2 & up Instructor will schedule individually on Rose Barracks. Package 3: Discounted combo of Package 1 & 2. Cost: $450 Ages: 15 1/2 & up Classes held Monday - Saturday Netzaberg Youth Center Bldg.9080. Package 4: German Driver’s License course. Cost: $2,600 Ages: 17 1/2 &up Mandatory Parents/Students Parents Meeting TBD Parent & Outreach Services – DSN 476-2760, CIV 09662-83-2760.

Active Duty Army after graduation High School Seniors and Juniors: Get in contact with Sergeant First Class Roger A. Borja to discuss your options in the Active Duty Army after graduation. Airborne options are also available with a variety of Military Occupational Specialties (MOS), Contact SFC Borja at DSN 475-9208/ Roger.Borja@usarec.army.mil or on facebook. Station-Grafenwoehr-Germany/114457648565007.

Grafenwoehr Elementary School 12-16 March: Terra Nova testing 8:30-11:30 a.m. daily 23 March: No School Continuous School Improvement day 30 March: STAR Assembly 1:45 p.m. 5 April: Last Day of 3rd Quarter 6 April: No School Teacher Record Keeping Day 9-13 April: No School Spring Break 16 April: Classes resume 19 April: Parent/Teacher Conferences 25 April: Volunteer Appreciation 27 April: STAR Assembly

Lend me your ears … Attn. Parents - What do we have that Van Gogh would want? Why the ears of some school leaders of course! Grafenwoehr Elementary School’s Principal, Mrs. Bailey and our school leadership team want to send YOU a special personalized invitation to one of their “Five on Fridays” coffee clatches. You’ll have donuts and Sanka with the head honcho and her team. It’s once a month on a Friday in the morning for about 45 minutes. Casual and laid back conversation about our school, good and not so much. Please e mail your child’s teacher you’d like an invite to the next “5 on Friday” or Mrs. Bailey at crystal.bailey@ eu.dodea.edu DSN 475-7133. The Grafenwoehr Elementary PTA has received great support so far this year from our parents. We would like to remind you that if you intended to join the PTA, it is not too late. Contact DSN 475-7133 or email for more information. School Office Hours School Hours Important Phone Numbers Mon.‑ Fri. 7 a.m.–4 p.m. Mon.‑ Fri. 8:15 a.m.‑2:35 p.m. CIV 09641‑837133 DSN 475‑7133


Grafenwoehr Elementary School Free Developmental Screenings for children 3-5 years old Do you suspect that your child may have difficulties with: running, jumping, climbing, coloring, or writing? Speaking clearly, expressing themselves or, understanding what they are told? Learning colors, shapes, letters, numbers, or counting? Connecting with others, independence, or tantrums? Eating, dressing, or grooming skills? Child Find is a process designed to screen, refer, and identify children with suspected disabilities who may be eligible to receive special education and related services. Developmental Screening appointments are available throughout the school year. To schedule an appointment contact Jonica McPhail DSN 475.7133 or CIV 09641.83.7133 Or email jonica.mcphail@eu.dodea.edu EDIS offers a free screening of children less than 3 years of age to determine if your child is meeting his/her developmental milestones. DSN 476.3221 CIV 09662.83.3221

Vilseck Elementary School Through 30 April- Food for Poland. VES is collecting food for the children in Lwowek Slaski, Poland. Please bring in the below nonperishable items during the months of March and April! The food will help feed the children from a local elementary school. For many of them, this is their only meal of the day. So hurry and clean out those cabinets, please select items with few English instructions, as Polish is their native language. Please donate canned goods: Soups, vegetables, sauces, beans. Bags and Boxes: Rice, cakes, pancake mix, beans,cereals. Drinks: Powdered milk, powdered Kool-Aids and other mixes 22 March: The Netzaberg Music Department is excited to bring a “Music In Our Schools Month” Assembly to Vilseck th Elementary School this Thursday, geared towards 5 graders from 10:25-10:50a.m. There will be a question/answer time th for students, if you know of any burning questions your 5 graders have, let me know and we’ll be sure to address it. 26 March: Monday Morning Muffins 7:50-8:20 a.m. (Annex) Parents & children read together while enjoying muffins & juice. 26 March: Bedtime Stories, 4:30 – 6 p.m. Dress up in your favorite p. j.’s and enjoy story time 27 March: Book Swap. Kindergarten Building. 9:00-11:00am 30 March: RHR Final Assembly (MPR) – 8:40-9:25 (primary) 9:30-10:15 (intermediate) 03 April: Book Swap. Main Lobby 9-11 a.m. rd 05 April: 3 Quarter General Membership PTSA Meeting and PTSA Elections in the annex. Ms. West and the student council will run StarLab during the meeting. VES Vision: Vilseck Expects Success Continuous School Progress Goals: Goal 1: By 2016 all students will improve competency with numbers and operations as measured by increased performance on assessments. Goal 2: By 2016 all students will demonstrate improved reading comprehension through written and oral communication as measured by increased performance on assessments. School Office Hours School Hours Important Phone Numbers Mon.‑Fri. 7 a.m.–4 p.m. Mon.‑Fri. 8:25 a.m. ‑ 2:35 p.m. CIV 09662‑832812 / 832673 DSN 476‑2812/2673 PTSA Information can be found at VES.My-PTSA.org 1 March- 30 March: Read Hot Readers Month (Read below). Parents are asked to once again help promote this schoolwide initiative by monitoring and promoting their child’s reading. More information will be made available. Red Hot Reader’s Month It is that time of year again where VES will host its’ wildly successful Red Hot Reader month. There will be many activities held during the month of March to encourage students to read outside school. This year we will have an Olympics theme: “Go for the Gold…Light the Torch for Reading.” Bronze, silver and gold medallions will be awarded to students who meet the criteria for minutes read outside school hours. Child Find: What is child-find screening? Preschool Child Find is a developmental screening for children ages 3-5 identifying children with developmental delays or other special education needs. For children under age 3 please contact EDIS at 09662-833221. What is the process? A Child Find team made up of the preschool special needs service provider, speech and language pathologists and the occupational therapist screen the children for developmental delays. These free screenings take place monthly. How does it work? Parent submits the Child Find questionnaire (which they can pick up in the office or find on the school website); they are set up with an appointment for the screening. When they come in for the screening the child must first pass a vision and hearing screen by our school nurse. Then they are screened by the team. If the child is suspected of having any delays the team will refer them for further formal evaluation. Why is it important? When learning challenges are identified at a young age, early intervention can help the child with learning tasks. If parents are interested, what do they need to do? They can go to the schools website (http://www.vilses.eu.dodea.edu/) and find the link for Child Find. Under that link is a questionnaire they need to fill out and email back to the email address provided on the form. Someone will be in contact with them within 48 hours. If they do not hear back


please contact the school at 09662 832812 and let them know what happened. (Just in case the email was rejected as SPAM)

Netzaberg Elementary School 23 March: Teacher workday. No school for students. 30 March: Popcorn Friday 31 March: Science Fair; NES Gym; 9:00a.m.-12:00p.m. 5 April: End of Quarter 3 6 April: Teacher workday. No school for students. 9-13 April: Spring Break.. No school. Netzaberg Elementary School Job Openings: Looking for a great place to work while your child is in school and still have school out days off? Don’t wait; APPLY NOW for school year 2011-2012 jobs at Netzaberg Elementary School. If interested, please apply for these or other continuous positions by following this link.. Parent Volunteers: We need and appreciate all of our parent volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering at Netzaberg Elementary School, please contact the school. We welcome your support. POC: Email Child Find: Netzaberg Elementary School’s Preschool Services for Child Development (PSCD) program is conducting screenings to identify strengths and concerns in a young child’s development. The free Child Find developmental screenings are provided for command sponsored children from age three to five years. Professional staff will screen motor, language, problem solving, social, and self-help skills, plus the child’s vision and hearing. In addition, parents will have an opportunity to ask questions about their child’s development. For further information on Child Find developmental screenings at Netzaberg Elementary School, please call CIV 09645-917-9184 or DSN 472-9184.Child Find developmental screenings are held at DoDEA schools to assist parents in identifying the early warning signs that put young children at risk for learning delays and provide crucial early diagnosis and intervention. Netzaberg Elementary School Needs YOU. Netzaberg Elementary School partners with our parents and community to support the success of all students. Goal 1: Reading By 2016, all students will improve targeted reading comprehension skills across the curriculum as measured by local and system-wide assessments. The targeted reading skills are: Pre-reading skills in Pre-K—Kindergarten; Retelling and inferring in grades 1 – 2; and Summarizing and drawing conclusions in grades 3 – 5. Intervention: Explicitly teach targeted reading comprehension strategies through Think Alouds. Goal 2: Math By 2016, all students will improve their understanding of number sense and operational concepts across the curriculum as measured by local and system-wide assessments. Intervention: Explicitly teach students to think and talk about numbers through Number Talks. Check us out on Facebook at link. School Office Hours School Hours Important Phone Numbers Mon.- Fri. 7:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Mon.- Fri. 8:00 a.m.-.2:35 p.m. CIV 09645-917-9185/9184/9313/DSN 472-9184/9313

Netzaberg Middle School March 21: Drama Tech Club - 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. March 22: Community Huddle -11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. -- Tower View Conference Room March 22: Game and Sports Clubs - 2:45 p.m. - 4 p.m. March 23: NO SCHOOL for students - CSI Day March 26: Rubik Cube Activities - 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. March 27: NJHS Applications Due March 27: Tutoring, Knitting, & Sports Club - 2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. March 29: Game, Science, & Sports Clubs - 2:45 p.m. - 4 p.m. th March 30: 8 Grade Field Trip Day March 30: JROTC Visit and Mentoring Program - 11 a.m. - 2:45 p.m. April 02: NJHS Meeting 2:45 p.m. - 4 p.m. April 02: Rubik Cube Activities 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. April 03: Tutoring, FACS, & Sports Club - 2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. April 04: 2012-2013 Registration Days April 4-6 - 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. April 04: Last Day of 3rd Quarter April 04: Game & Sports club - 2:45 p.m. - 4 p.m. April 05: 2012-2013 Registration Days April 4-6 - 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. April 06: 2012-2013 Registration Days April 4-6 - 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. April 06: NO SCHOOL for students - Teacher Work Day April 9 – 13: Spring Break – No School Daylight Savings Time – Don’t forget to SPRING forward your clocks 1 hour on March 25. PTSA Basket Raffle: Your student’s seminar will be assembling a basket for raffle during our Spring Registration, April – 4-6. Please ask your students their theme and send in items by April 1. Spring Registration: The dates are April 4-6. We will have representatives at Vilseck Elementary on Thursday, April 5 & Graf. Elementary on April 6. NMS will be available all three days from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Students are required to register


every year. If your student will be returning to NMS in the 2012-2013 SY you will need to complete a registration packet. Preprinted packets will be provided for you. You will need to bring your contact names and numbers with you. FACS Antique Auction: The Netzaberg Family & Consumer Science Club is trying to raise money to purchase sewing machines and other 220 volt appliances. Our main fundraiser is School House antiques. Please join us on April 28th at Netzaberg Middle School to get some great items and support the NMS FACS. Talent Show: Got talent? The Netzaberg Elementary and Middle Schools are happy to announce our first ever combined talent show! The talent show will take place @ 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 10 in the Netzaberg MPR. Auditions take place after school on Tuesday, April 3 – 4. Please have your child pick up a permission slip from the front office and returned back to school no later than Friday, March 30 in order to reserve an audition time. Attendance: If your son/daughter is going to be absent from school – notify us via the attendance mailbox: NetzabergMS.Attendan@eu.dodea.edu or call the attendance phone line: DSN 472-9233 (CIV 09645 917 9233) the email notification is the preferred method as this gives us an easy to refer to record. Bus Passes - Parents we want to remind you of a bus policy we have. Students are not allowed to request bus passes to go home with other students. Bus passes are issued for emergency care only. If you have any questions regarding this policy - please contact the front office. Lunch accounts: Effective January 3, 2012, full price meals for elementary students will be S2.40 and secondary students will be charged $2.55. Households qualifying for the Free and Reduced Meal Program will not be impacted; the reduced price meal cost will remain at .40 cents per meal. To use the online service you will need to set up an account at http://www.mealpayplus.com/. If you are new to the area you will need to open a Horizon account at the PX or the school cafeteria. All lunch concerns need to be addressed to AAFES. You can also logon to www.odin.aafes.com/nutrition/08/index.html to set up your child’s account. Find us on Facebook: Like our page and you will always have access to the most update information about your student’s school. We will also be able to upload photos from the various activities. Parent volunteers: If you are interested in volunteering for the PTSA or other school committees, please contact the school. We welcome your support. POC: Email School Office Hours School Hours Important Phone Numbers Mon - Fri 7:30 a.m.–4 p.m. Mon-Fri 7:55 a.m.-2:40 p.m. CIV 09645-917-9232/9233/9229 DSN 472-9232

Vilseck High School 23 March: NO SCHOOL – CSI Day 24 March: Softball/Baseball Games – At Home 24 March: Soccer Games – At Schweinfurt 31 March: Track Meet – At Ansbach 6 April: NO SCHOOL – Teacher Work Day 9 – 12 April: NO SCHOOL – Spring Break Yearbook Sales The 2012 Talon Yearbook is now available for order, for $60. Contact Mrs. Vandeventer at VHS for more information. Vilseck High School Tutoring Services for Students Free after-school tutoring is offered at VHS every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. Student tutors are always needed to help out – all volunteers are eligible for service hours. Attendance E-Mail It is the responsibility of the parent or guardian to notify the school when their child will be absent. If your child will be absent, please call DSN 476-2573 or 09662-83-2573. You can also e-mail the attendance clerk at vilshs-attendance@eu.dodea.edu Free, Online Tutoring All U.S. military families can receive free online tutoring, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Go to http://www.tutor.com/military for more information. The VHS Mission: To provide an exemplary education that inspires and prepares all students for success in a dynamic, global environment. The VHS Vision: Falcons S.O.A.R. (Success, Opportunity, Achievement, Respect) School Office Hours School Hours Important Phone Numbers Mon.‑Fri. 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Mon.‑Fri. 8:10 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. CIV 09662‑832864 / Fax 09662-832480 DSN 476‑2864.

Was ist Los? Get involved in the local scene

Flea markets Every Sat., 6 a.m. - 4 p.m., in 93059 Regensburg inside the building at Am Protzenweiher 27, ph 0941-82933. The market will not take place on German holidays. Every second Sat. of the month: 6 a.m. - 3 p.m: in 90443 Nuremburg, Großparkplatz (large car park) on Gugelstraße, corner Humboldtstraße.


Every third Sat. of the month: 7 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.: in 92224 Amberg, Kaufland-Parkplatz, An den Franzosenaeckern Every third Sun. of the month: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.: Trödel- & Jahrmarkt in 93073 Neutraubling (next to Regensburg), at the "Globus" DITY store, Pommernstraße 4. Sat., 17 March: - 6 a.m. - 2 p.m.: in 92637 Weiden, at the Spielvereinigung ("Am Langen Steg" subdivision, near hospital). Sun., 18 March: - 8 a.m.: in 92334 Berching, along the Uferpromenade (ca. 42 km / 26 miles west of Hohenfels). Sat., 24 March: - 1 p.m.: in 92421 Schwandorf, Festplatz, Angerring / Nürnberger Straße (ca. 45 km / 28 miles north of Regensburg). Sun., 25 March: - 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.: in 92339 Beilngries at the Volksfestplatz, Sandstraße (ca. 45 km / 28 miles SW of Hohenfels). Sat., 31 March: - 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.: in Raigering just outside of 92224 Amberg, car park at the “Sterk” brewery, Hofmark 2. Sun., 01 April: - 8 a.m.: in 91054 Erlangen at the large car park on Parkplatzstraße along Frankenschnellweg. Homepage (only GE). - 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.: Jahrmarkt in 93055 Regensburg, in front of the Globus Baumarkt (DITY store), Sulzfeldstraße 3 (next to the Ikea and Hiendl furniture stores). - no time specified: at the Autohof (service station) in 91637 Wörnitz, Bastenauer Straße 10 - 12, ph 0986-898-940 (ca. 30 km / 20 miles west of Ansbach). Homepage (only GE). Sat., 07 April: - 6 a.m. - 2 p.m.: in 92637 Weiden, at the Spielvereinigung ("Am Langen Steg" subdivision, near hospital). - 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.: in 91054 Erlangen on Bohlenplatz. You can also find the dates on their Homepage and on their Facebook page (both only GE). 07 April, 05 May, 02 June: - 6 a.m. - 3 p.m.: in 90443 Nuremberg, Großparkplatz (large car park) on Gugelstraße, corner Humboldtstraße. - 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.: in 92318 Neumarkt, Volksfestplatz and Jurahallen, Festplatz 1 (ca. 45 km / 28 miles west of Hohenfels). A large selection of everything you do and don't need: toys, antiques, collectibles (coins, stamps etc.), clothes and much more. Kids can enjoy themselves on the inflatable jumping castle during the summer months (Apr. - Oct.) - only when the weather is good! If you would like to sell items email anfrage@neumarkter-flohmarkt.de.

Open store Sundays 18 March: no time specified: 91161 Hilpoltstein, Altstadt = old city / Christoph-Sturm-Straße (35 km / 22 miles south of Nürnberg). Easter market (street market) and open stores on Sunday. 25 March: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.: 91555 Feuchtwangen (ca. 30 km / 19 miles west of Ansbach). - 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.: in 92345 Dietfurt (ca. 35 km / 22 miles SW of Hohenfels). - midday - 5 p.m.: 96114 Hirschaid, Nürnberger Straße (ca. 15 km / 9.5 miles SE of Bamberg). - no time specified: 92339 Beilngries (ca. 45 km / 28 miles SW of Hohenfels). - no time specified: 97762 Hammelburg, Am Marktplatz (ca. 40 km / 25 miles NW of Schweinfurt). Frühjahrsmarkt (street market) with over 100 stalls and an arts and crafts market in the Rathaus = city hall. Stores throughout the city center will be open too.

Sports Fair: Active Franconia 16 - 18 March: in 96050 Bamberg at the Stechert-Arena, Forchheimer Straße 15, ph 0951-23-837. This health and fitness fair (only GE) focuses on many different aspects: treatments and beauty, travelling, leisure activities, and sport. Around 150 exhibitors will provide all the information you need and show you the latest trends. One of the highlights is the "Night Shopping" on Fri. when the fair will stay open till 10 p.m. Admission pp per day: 6.- Euro, families with 2 adults and max. 3 children pay 15.- Euros Opening hours: Fri. 2 - 10 p.m. Sat. 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sun. 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Rockabilly Rumble 16 - 17 March: at the Pullman City Fun Park in 94535 Eging am See, Ruberting 30 (ca. 100 km / 62 miles SE of Regensburg). Rockabilly bands will compete for quite a prestigious prize, namely a record contract and regular performances. If you want to participate with your band, call Mr. Jeschke at ph 08544-974-943. Tickets for Friday are 8.- Euros pp, 6.- Euros for children 5 - 14. Saturday 15.- Euros pp, 11.- Euros for children 5 - 14. And 20.- Euros pp for both days, 14.- Euros for children. Children under 5 are free. This is the COMPLETE ticket price to access the grounds and attend the concerts, no additional entry fares applicable (see below for regular prices). The grounds have not officially been opened yet for the season, so there will be no other shows in the City. The Pullman City Fun Park offers a large variety of non-violent Western activities for the whole family: Western shows, Native American dances, magic shows, and much more; the whole show program is online but only in German. Opening times: mid-April - 31 Oct. 2012, daily from 10 a.m. to 1 a.m.


Admission (only GE): Adults: 13.- Euros. Children 4 - 16 years: 7.- Euros. Children under 4 if accompanied by their parents: free. Family ticket (2 adults + 2 children under 16): 29.- Euros. Dogs on a leash: 1.- Euro. Visitors dressed in historical Western costumes (representing ca. 1740 - 1880) get in for free! Outside their opening season you can access the premises for free but there will be no shows or other entertainment.

Guided Tour in German, with Actors: "Schreckenszeit" A Travel Back in Time 23 March: 7 p.m. - 9:30 p.m., in 92249 Vilseck; meet at the fountain on Marktplatz (in front of the "Hotel Zum Hirsch" aka Angerer). The tour guide will take you back to the late Middle Ages when life wasn't quite as comfortable as it is nowadays. Several scenes will be re-enacted by 25 actors in historical costumes: you might witness everyday life in the Middle Ages, a theft - or even an execution! To maintain the dark, mysterious, historical atmosphere, participants are encouraged to bring their own torches (open fire, secured); flashlights, however, are forbidden. Torches can be bought at the start of the tour. Fees are 5.- Euros pp, children 1.30 m or taller pay only 1.- Euro. POC is the Vilseck Tourist Office at ph 09662-9916.

Nocturnal Swimming Competition 24 March: 6 p.m. - midnight, in 91171 Greding, in the Hallenbad (indoor swimming pool), Am Hallenbad 1 (ca. 55 km / 34 miles west of Hohenfels). Teams and individuals can participate, adults and children. Children start at 7 p.m., with the aim of staying in the water for an hour; short breaks are allowed. Adults start at 8 p.m. and need to swim for four hours (short breaks are allowed). If you want to take part, it is recommended you register by Fri., 23 Mar. (teams before 16 Mar.), with Mr. Rabl at the Hallenbad, ph 08463-1265. Fees are 5.- Euros for adults, 3.- Euros for children (14 or younger).

Model Train and Toys Market 25 March: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., in 90469 Nürnberg-Gartenstadt, at the Gesellschaftshaus, Buchenschlag 1. Find new and used model trains, cars, accessories, literature and many other things at this market (link only GE). It is the largest model toy market of its kind in Franconia. You can sell here too, just contact the organizer at ph 0733-23089989 (you'll probably need to speak German to them, get a German friend to help you out). Upcoming markets at this locations: Sun. 22 Apr. Sun. 20 May. Sun., 17 June.

Artisans Market 1 April: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., in 92318 Neumarkt, at the Jurahallen, Festplatz 2 (ca. 45 km / 28 miles west of Hohenfels). Held twice a year, you can find beautiful, handcrafted goods at this market; this time with an Easter theme, of course.

Georgia O’Keeffe exhibition in Munich Through the end of May: Kunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung, Theatinerstraße 8, 80333 Munich, downtown. Go to www.hypo-kunsthalle.de for more information in English.

Concerts Rise Against in Gemany for three concerts, on 01, 03, 18 Mar.: Sun., 18 March: 8 p.m., in 04105 Leipzig, at the Arena, Am Sportforum 2, ph 034-1234-10 (ca. 260 km / 160 miles north of Weiden). Tickets. James Morrison on tour in Germany through 19 March He is the latest star from the UK who has shot to fame world-wide. In his latest album "The Awakening", he is coming to terms with the death of his father after a long battle with alcoholism and depression, and the joy over the birth of his daughter. Find out more about him via his homepage, YouTube and Facebook.. Mon., 19 March: 8 p.m., in 80939 München - Freimann, at the Zenith, Lilienthalallee 29. Tickets. Again, please consider parking your car in a P+R car park, and using the public transport system (links in English).

Kim Wilde Tour overview. Thurs., 15 March: 8 p.m., in 10965 Berlin, at the Columbiahalle on Columbiadamm 13-21, ph 030-69812814. As in all big cities, it is highly recommended you use the excellent public transport system (in EN). Tickets.

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Wed., 14 March: 8 p.m., in 46047 Oberhausen, at the Turbinenhalle, Im Lipperfeld 23, ph 020-82-5050 (ca. 80 km / 50 miles north of Cologne). Tickets. Fri., 16 March: 8 p.m., in 63071 Offenbach am Main, at the Stadthalle, Waldstraße 312, ph 0698-570-600 (ca 10 km / 7 miles east of Frankfurt). Tickets. The United Kingdom Ukulele Orchestra in Bavaria 16, 18 Mar. British humour and a bit of panto mixed with outstanding ukulele skills and modern songs - it's an unbeatable combination! The UKUO is on an extensive tour of Germany, click here to see all dates and locations. Fri., 16 March: 8 p.m., in 93053 Regensburg, at the Antoniushaus, Mühlweg 13, ph 0941-76-980. Tickets. Sun., 18 March: 8 p.m., in 81667 München / Munich, at the Carl-Orff-Saal / Philharmonie im Gasteig, Rosenheimer Straße 5. Again, please consider parking your car in a P+R car park, and using the public transport system (both links are in English). Tickets.

The Subways 21 March: 8 p.m., in 97070 Würzburg, at the Posthallen, Bahnhofplatz 2. Tickets. Tour overview. The Subways are an English alternative rock band that is rapidly becoming ever the more popular. You can find out more about them via their homepage, Facebook and YouTube.

Bryan Adams Wed., 21 March: 8 p.m., in 50679 Köln, at the Lanxess-Arena, WillyBrandt-Platz 3, ph 0221-8021. Tickets. It is highly recommended you park your car in a P+R car park (in EN) on the city's outskirts and use the excellent public transport system (in EN). Sat., 24 March: 8 p.m., in 90471 Nuremberg, at the Arena, Kurt-LeuchtWeg 11, ph 0911-9889-7280. Tickets. Wed., 28 March: 8 p.m., in 70327 Stuttgart, at the Porsche-Arena (aka Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle), Mercedesstraße 69. Tickets. Thurs., 29 March: 8 p.m., in 68163 Mannheim, at the SAP Arena, Xaver-Fuhr-Straße 150. Tickets. Fri., 30 March: 8 p.m., in 80809 / Munich, at the Olympiahalle, Spiridon-Louis-Ring 21 / Eingang Ost (east entrance). The only car park is located at the Olympiapark: 80809 München, Olympiapark Parkharfe, Spiridon-Louis-Ring 100. It is highly recommended you use the excellent public transport system. Tickets.

Rage Click here for the complete tour. Rage are a Power / Speed Metal band from Gemany. Find out more about them via Facebook, their homepage and YouTube. Wed., 28 March: 7 p.m., in 90441 Nuremberg, at the Hirsch, Vogelweiherstraße 66, ph 0911-429-414. Tickets. Fri., 30 March: 7 p.m., in 63739 Aschaffenburg, ColoSaal, Rossmarkt 19, ph 06021-27239. Tickets.

The Donots Thurs., 29 March: 8 p.m., in 80639 München / Munich, at the "Backstage Werk", Reitknechtstraße 6. Tickets. The Donots are an excellent Rock band from Germany, take a looks at their videos on YouTube. Their Facebook info is in English, their homepage only in German. Again, please consider parking your car in a P+R car park, and using the public transport system (in English).

The Sweet Soul Music Revue Thurs., 29 March: 8 p.m., in 90762 Fürth, Stadthalle, Rosenstraße 50, ph 0911-749120 (ca. 10 km / 6 miles west of Nuremberg). This is an hommage to the giants of American Soul music. Performed by 20 artists, mixed with short film scenes and musicians' biographies, music from the likes of Otis Redding, James Brown, Marvin Gaye, The Temptations, Wilson Pickett, Sam & Dave, Sam Cooke, The Supremes, Aretha Franklin, Ike & Tina Turner, Ray Charles, and many more! You can buy advance tickets from Kultur Information, Königstraße 93, 90402 Nuremberg, ph. 0911-231-4000.

Show: Musical Rocks Tour overview. Excellent performers and songs from the most popular musicals. Sat., 31 March: 8 p.m., in 68161 Mannheim, at the Rosengarten (Mozartsaal), Am Rosengartenplatz 2, ph 0621-41060. Tickets. 02 - 04 April: in 70469 Stuttgart, at the Theaterhaus am Pragsattel, Siemensstraße 11. Tue., 10 April: 8 p.m., in 97070 Würzburg, at the Congress Centrum, Franconia Saal, Pleichertorstraße. Tickets. Sun., 22 April: 7 p.m., in 90478 Nuremberg, at the Meistersingerhalle, Münchener Straße 21, ph 0911-231-8000. Tickets.

Blechschaden - From Mozart to Michael Jackson Sun., 01 April: 6 p.m., in 90762 Fürth, at the Stadttheater, Königstraße 116, ph 911-974-2410 (ca. 10 km / 6 miles west of Nuremberg). Tickets. The members of Blechschaden all play in the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra and are all impeccable musicians. But they were looking at a different approach to music, one that would get the audience interested.


This is where Bob Ross, not the deceased American painter but the conductor of "Blechschaden", comes in. He has been fascinated since his youth by the unique music played by miners in his home country. It all began with one single cry in 1954, when Bob Ross first saw the light of his Scottish home in Kirkcaldy. Now, 50+ years later, the band has a huge following with their unrivaled combination of Scottish brass music, classical music, and lots of genuine Scottish humor! Read more on their homepage (GE), Facebook (GE) and see what they're like on YouTube.

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

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

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

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

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

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