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u.S. army garrison–Main Post (grafenwoehr) / Rose Barracks (Vilseck)


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21 September 2011 Record your 2011 Holiday Greeting message Today! September 21: Main Post Exchange, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. September 22 & 23: Rose Barracks commissary, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Any member of the U.S. Armed Forces qualifies to do a greeting. This includes service members, civilian employees and their families. Military members doing greetings must be in uniform (except for headgear), no exceptions. If the military member is deployed, his/her spouse (and children) may record the greeting. Spanish greetings also available. For more, email.

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

Monthly Community Huddle 22 Sept: 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. Vann Smiley, USAG Grafenwoehr commander, the Community Huddle will be held 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Rose Barracks Bldg. 134. Garrison directors and subject matter experts will brief topics and answer questions.

Hohenfels Community Bazaar 23 – 25 Sept: Living in Europe is every shopper‟s dream. The 2011 Hohenfels Community Bazaar will bring more than 30 vendors from all over Europe to USAG Hohenfels Sept. 23-25. Vendors will be selling French wine, Belgian antiques, Italian leather, Polish pottery and much more at the Community Activities Center and Post Gym. This annual bazaar is a major fundraiser for the Hohenfels Community and Spouses Club that last year awarded more than $13,000 in scholarships and $31,000 in welfare grants. Shop for a good cause beginning Friday, Sept 23, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Saturday, Sept 24, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday, Sept 25, noon-5 p.m. For more, visit

Hispanic Heritage Month celebration 24 Sept: Grafenwoehr Military Community celebration of the 2011 Hispanic Heritage Month culminates with a commemorative observance: La Fiesta! The festivities will take place at the Main Post Field House, Bldg 547, 12 p.m. 5 p.m. There will be a variety of cultural educational aspects from static displays and performances to delicious ethnic food samples. This is a free event, open to the public. Come out and experience the culture. Please RSVP by 19 Sept to DSN 475-8038.

Host Nation Fire Prevention Week Through 24 Sept: Host Nation Volunteer Fire Departments will perform a lot of activities, like display shows, information tours and so on. There will be also a few practical exercises throughout Bavaria, where the Volunteer Fire Departments train their skills, but also display to the public how they work and train the public on fire prevention procedures. Therefore you may hear public sirens and see a few fire trucks responding with blue light and siren to such exercises which are common during the host nation fire prevention week.

Agencies: USAG Graf Installation Planning Board wants your input By 26 Sept: USAG Grafenwoehr will conduct a semiannual Installation Planning Board (IPB) chaired by the Garrison Commander with representatives from tenant units, organizations and agencies in the JMTC Conference Room, Building 123, on 26 Sep. The goal of the IPB is to provide a holistic approach to decision-making 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. The results of the IPB should be a synchronized installation long-range planning effort. For agencies that wish to provide input or present information to this forum, contact Mr John Winslow at 475-6700, email

ReEntry: A play about coming home, suicide prevention 26 Sept: 9:30 a.m., Main Post Tower Theater; 2 p.m., Rose Barracks Exchange Theater. Presented by the American Records Theater. For more information on the suicide prevention interactive stage performances, contact the USAREUR G1 Soldier and Family Readiness Branch at 370-8060 or 06221-57-8060.

Social Security Briefing 26 Sep: 1-3 p.m. at Rose Barracks‟ multi-purpose center, Bldg. 134. A general briefing on social security benefits, disability benefits and more. For more, contact ACS at DSN 476-2650, CIV 09662-83-2650.

Special training session for all CFC unit representatives 26 Sept: 2 p.m. in the Main Post Bldg. 533 Conference Room. Training will last approximately 1 &1/2 hours. For more, Ms. Christine Nunez, DSN: 475-8432, email. The 2011 Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) - Overseas celebrates 50 years of giving and runs Oct 3 - Dec. 2.

Special Town Halls to address community fiscal realities 3 Oct: 6 p.m. at the Main Post Theater 4 Oct: 6 p.m. Rose Barracks Theater USAG Grafenwoehr will host Special Town Halls so the USAG Grafenwoehr Commander, Col. Avanulas Smiley, can conduct an overview briefing of ongoing consolidation and realignment measures within the community, and hear input and concerns from all community members. “It is important that everyone understands what „Meeting our Fiscal and National Security Responsibility‟ means and how this will impact our operations and services in the Grafenwoehr Military Community. The intent is to reduce redundant services, not the quality of services,” said Col. Smiley. The special town halls are open to the entire community: Soldiers, Family Members and Civilian Employees.

Alma Mater Volunteers Wanted for VHS College Fair Volunteers wanted to represent their alma maters at the 5 October College Fair from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Vilseck High School. Students are looking for information such as location, population, major programs, admission requirements, athletics, ROTC, financial aid, tuition, student life and housing. If you are interested in participating, please contact Ann Bruennig at 475-1770 or CIV 09641-83-1770, or e-mail:

Community is invited to the GES Volksmarch 14 Oct: Groups will begin walking from 9 – 10:30 a.m. Grafenwoehr Elementary School has been participating in this great German-American event for more than 25 years. Students, chaperoning parents, staff and military personnel (172nd with at least 100 soldiers and members of the military police) will be walking off post. The older children (grades 3 -5) will walk the 10 km route while grades 1-2 will opt for 5 km. Both routes travel through and around Grafenwoehr. The kindergarten students will stay on post and walk to Dickhaeuter Lake. To us it is important for the school and community to support our German friends by walking their trail and supporting this great German tradition. Also, at the end of our hike, all will meet in the Jugendheim over Bratwurst and Spezi, chocolate cake and other delicious foods provided by the ladies of the hiking club. The last students will be back at GES at around 1:15 p.m.

USAG Grafenwoehr Military Retiree Appreciation Day 21 Oct: 7 a.m. – 3 p.m., Main Post Bldgs. 244 & 475 If you need assistance with pay, records, postal services, legal and customs, if you have questions about benefits or need medical and dental attention, join us at the Retiree Appreciation Day. Additionally, the day is a great way to meet other retirees from your area, make friends, and share survival tactics for living in Germany, Medical Services available from 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. and include: 1. Immunizations: Tetanus, Shingles, Pneumovax, and Flu 2. Women's health: Mammography (Mobil Mamovan only if there is enough interest). BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. For well woman exam appointments call the USA Health Clinic, Vilseck 09662-83-2882 or DSN 476-2882. State that the appointment is for the Retiree Appreciation Day. 3. Blood pressure checks 4. Blood sugar test (A1C) 5. TRICARE benefits advisor on site 6. Nutrition information 7. Diabetic foot screening 8. Order glasses you have a prescription less than one year old 9. Hearing test 10. Medication refill if you have a current prescription 11. Some basic new prescriptions for acute issue i.e sinusitis, allergies (No new long term medications) 12. Basic eye exams with new glasses prescription. Follow-up appointments can be made for dilation. Dental Services include: 1. Exams,

2. Cleanings 3. Oral Cancer Screenings exams. For more, call the USAG Grafenwoehr Retirement Service Officer DSN 475-8539 / 8709 CIV 09641-83-8539.

Postal Centers Not Accepting Mail for Kuwiat Until Further Notice Until further notice, the USAG Grafenwoehr Postal Service Centers are unable to accept mail destined for Kuwait. There are some customs issues being worked out with mail going to this country. This effects all mail going to Army Post Offices (APOs) in Kuwait. We will post any changes as we receive them. Please address any concerns to your local Postal Representative.

September is Suicide Prevention Month. Although suicide awareness is stressed all year long, September is set aside to further stress that the statistics regarding suicide are shocking, but according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, research has shown that through education and public awareness, suicide can be prevented. The U.S. military recognizes September as Suicide Awareness and Prevention Month to increase awareness of the warning signs and how to help someone experiencing a crisis. Contact: Chaplains, Grafenwoehr Chapel-475-1570, Rose Barracks Cavalry Chapel-476-1570, Behavioral Health-Main Post-475-8357, Behavioral Health -Rose Barracks476-2100/2995, Employee Assistance Service -475-5122, MFLC Main Post: 0152-029-34290 & 0152-024-15226, Rose Barracks: 0152-029-40761 & 0174-147-6846.

Winter’s coming, prepare your vehicle Every year in October U.S. Forces in Germany participate in the International Motor Vehicle Lighting Equipment Campaign. German garages, Exchange Car Care Centers and most U.S. Forces Vehicle Inspection Stations will be conducting courtesy (cost free) inspections to check vehicle lighting systems to include headlights, taillights, fog lights and turn signals. In addition to the lighting inspection, AAFES Car Care Centers will also inspect windshield wipers, exhaust systems and tires. The International Motor Vehicle Lighting Equipment Campaign is part of the U.S. Army Europe and Germany Fight the Risk joint traffic safety campaign. For more,

Frankfurt Gateway Receptions Center Airport Bus Did you know that there is a FREE bus that leaves for the Frankfurt Airport from Rose Barracks? At 5 a.m., Mon-Fri (except federal holidays), a bus departs the Kristall Inn, Bldg. 275, Rose Barracks. (Please arrive at least 15 minutes early). The estimated arrival time to the Frankfurt International Airport is 11 a.m. The bus is open to all personnel with an ID card and passport. Family members without an ID card may also use the service, but they must be accompanied to and from the airport by an ID card holder and will travel on a space available basis. For more, DSN 476-2283. The return bus (on a space available basis) travels from the Sheraton Hotel in Frankfurt to Rose Barracks daily between 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Incoming Soldiers have first priority. For more on the free return bus trip, contact the Frankfurt USO at CIV 069691581.

AFN Bavaria/The Exchange Photo Contest Share your photos of Bavaria with us on the AFN Bavaria Facebook page. Post pictures you take of places you‟ve visited, or people you‟ve met in Bavaria and you can win! Monthly winners will win a $25 Exchange Gift Card. The grand prize winner who takes the photo of the year will win a $100 gift card toward a new digital camera. Contest Rules: -Photos may be uploaded to our Facebook page ( at anytime. -Winners will be selected based on the number of likes their photo receives from our Facebook fans. -Monthly winners will be selected no later than the end of the first week of the month. -Monthly winners will automatically be entered into the photo of the year competition. No additional submissions will be accepted. -Only one photo entry will be accepted per person during contest month; however, you can resubmit the same photo the following month, if it has not already won. The exception is the photo of the year contest. The grand prize winner will be selected no later than the end of January. -Photos must be suitable for sharing in a public forum (G rated). -AFN reserves the right to re-publish your photo for use within the contest or for promotional purposes. -By submitting a photo you are verifying that it is a photo you took.

-Prizes will be provided by The Exchange.

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Overseas Program The Department of Defense (DoD) offers the WIC Overseas Program to eligible participants living overseas. The WIC Overseas Program provides you and your family with several important benefits: nutritious food, tips on how to prepare balanced meals, nutrition and health screenings, and access to other resources that help you and your family lead healthier lives. The program is available to eligible participants living overseas, including: civilian employees, DoD contractors, family members, and members of the uniformed services. If you or your family member is pregnant, postpartum, breastfeeding an infant, or a child up to 5 years of age, please call our Rose Barracks WIC Overseas Office (Bldg. 221) for eligibility screening at 09662-83-3790.

Estate Claim, Staff Sgt. Quintana Anyone having claims on or obligations to the estate of Staff Sgt. Daniel A. Quintana of Charlie Company, TF 2-28th Infantry, 172d Infantry Brigade, should contact the Summary Court Martial Officer, 2nd Lt. Christopher Sztaba at DSN 475-4183, CIV 09641-83-4183 or CELL 01703812959.

Worried about Someone’s Drinking or Drug Use? AL-ANON meets Thursdays at 7 p.m. Army Substance Abuse Center 3rd floor Conference Room, Main Post Bldg. 621 (near the bank). Only requirement is an alcohol or drug problem with a relative or friend. For more, CIV 0171-983-9151.

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.

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

Army Community Services (ACS) Contact Army Community Services (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 for info. Check out the latest and greatest ACS E-Newsletter by visiting

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.

Social Security Briefing with U.S. Consulate from Frankfurt 26 Sept: 1-3 p.m., Rose Barracks, Bldg 134. Join us for briefing with the U.S. Consulate from Frankfurt on YOUR benefits! Learn about your benefits, the card, disabilities and much more. Get your questions answered by the source! For details please call ACS at DSN 476-3164 or 09662-83-3164.

Resiliency Training 26 Sept: Post Deployment Resiliency Training, 10 a.m.-noon, Main Post Chapel Annex. 28 Sept: Post Deployment Resiliency Training, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Main Post, Bldg 244, Rm 113.

International Connection 29 Sept: 10 a.m. – noon, Rose Barracks, Bldg 322 Join ACS in discovering where YOUR community Spouses come from. Learn about their cultures, customs and traditions and have a bite to eat from the countries being represented. This is a child friendly event and is free of charge. For details, please call DSN 476-2650/ 475-8371 or CIV 09662-83-2650 / 09641-83-8371, email

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes 1 Oct: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., Rose Barracks Cavalry Chapel **First 100 red high heels have been reserved, but more available for first come, first serve, on day of the event** October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and your ACS Family Advocacy Program is hosting the first European annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event. The community is invited to cheer on 100 men in red high heels as well as walk 1 mile and participate in the activities to raise awareness about violence towards women. Registration for all participants is required by visiting For details, please call DSN 476-2650 or CIV 09662-83-2650, email

Spouse Academy 4 through 6 Oct: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Rose Barracks, Bldg 134 Registration begins September 1 through 23 and must be done in person at Rose Barracks ACS, building 322 or Main Post ACS Satellite Office, building 244, room 113.The first ever Spouse Academy is here! The Academy is designed for Spouses who deal with Deployments and want to learn how to overcome the challenges in positive ways. For details, please call DSN 476-2650/ 475-8371 or CIV 09662-83-2650 / 09641-83-8371, email

Father & Son Free Pancake Dinner 28 Oct: 6-8 p.m., Rose Barracks Chapel. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and your ACS is inviting all fathers and their sons for a free of charge pancake dinner! Learn about domestic violence prevention and how you can become the positive example for your son! Please make your reservation by contacting ACS at DSN 476-2650 / 475-8371 or CIV 09662-83-2650 / 09641-83-8371.

Army Family Action Plan WE WANT YOU! We are seeking volunteers to be part of the conference and have positions such as delegates, transcribers, facilitators and much more! You have the opportunity to make changes to better the quality of life! Submit your issues by sending an email (include what the issue is, who it affects, and what solution you may have to the issue), or call AFAP at DSN 476-2237 or CIV 09662-83-2237.

ACS Readiness, classes Employment Readiness 26 & 28 Sept & 3, 5, 1, 7, 9, 24, 26 & 31 Oct: GED Preparation Class, 10-11:30 a.m., Rose Barracks Chapel Annex. 4 Oct: Career Exploration, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Rose Barracks ACS, Bldg 322. 5 Oct: NON-US Citizen Program, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Rose Barracks ACS, Bldg 322. 17 Oct: Resume Writing & USA Staffing Class, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Rose Barracks ACS, Bldg 322. 18 Oct: Resume Writing & USA Staffing Class, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Main Post Chapel, bldg 140. 25 Oct: Interview Skills, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Main Post Chapel, Bldg 140.

Financial Readiness Investing Forum, Rose Barracks ACS, Bldg 322.: noon-3 p.m. Learn all about investing, share the information, tips and advice. Protect your financial future by learning more about investing! Your Accredited Financial Counselor (AFC) will be on the spot to answer any question you may have. For more information call DSN 476-2650 or CIV 09662-83-2650, or email 5 Oct: Home Buying Seminar, 5:30-7 p.m., ACS Rose Barracks, Bldg 322. 19 Oct: Checking Account Maintenance, 1-2 p.m., ACS Rose Barracks, Bldg 322. 24 Oct: Money Management, 1-3 p.m., ACS Rose Barracks, Bldg 322.

Relocation Readiness English as a Second Language Every Tuesday at Main Post Chapel & every Thursday at Rose Barracks ACS, Bldg 322: 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, or email

German as a Second Language 28 Sept & 5, 12, 19, 26: Basic German Class for Spouses of a deployed Soldier or Civilian, 9-11 a.m., Rose Barracks ACS, Bldg 322. Pre-registration is required. 18 Oct: Civilian Sponsorship Program, 9-10 a.m., Rose Barracks ACS, Bldg 322. Be the best civilian sponsor and make your peerâ€&#x;s experience a positive one. Please pre-register as slots are limited by calling ACS at DSN 476-2650 or CIV 09662-83-2650, or email 29 Sept: Hello & Goodbye, 3-4:30 p.m., Main Post ACS, Bldg 244, Room 113 30 Sept: a Taste of Germany: Cooking Class with Chef Sven, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Enjoy hands-on cooking with Chef Sven! Please pre-register as slots are limited by calling ACS at DSN 476-2650 or CIV 09662-83-2650, or email 30 Sept & 28 Oct: Lunch Bunch: discovering Amberg markets, cheese factory and more! 10 a.m.-2 p.m., meeting point is 10 a.m. at Rose Barracks ACS, bldg 322. Please bring enough Euro for your lunch. 19 Oct: International Spouses: Immigration & Citizenship Workshop, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Rose Barracks ACS, Bldg 322. 28 Oct: Welcome to Bavaria Level II: Discover Nurnberg, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., (meet and drop off is at Rose Barracks ACS, Bldg 322).

Mobilization and Deployment 27 Sept: FRG Forum, 9 -11:30 a.m., Main Post Chapel Annex. 28 Sept: P.O.W.E.R. Training, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Rose Barracks ACS, Bldg 322. 3 Oct: POC Training, 10-11 a.m., Rose Barracks ACS, Bldg 322. 11 Oct: POC Training, 10-11:30 a.m., Main Post Chapel Annex. 14 Oct: POC Training, noon-1 p.m., Rose Barracks ACS, Bldg 322. 19 Oct: FRG F.U.N. (Fun, Unite, Network) Workshop, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Rose Barracks ACS, Bldg 322.

Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) Have questions? Email EFMP directly. 29 Sept: EFMP Cooperative Lunch Hour, noon-1 p.m., Rose Barracks ACS, Bldg 322. 11 Oct: Respite Care Provider Training, 3-4:30 p.m., Main Post, Bldg 244, Room 219. 13 Oct: EFMP Movie Bash: Dolphin Tale, 4-6 p.m., Rose Barracks Movie Theater. 20 Oct: EFMP Free Bowling, 4-6 p.m., Main Post Bowling Center. 27 Oct: EFMP Cooperative Lunch Hour, noon-1 p.m., Main Post, Bldg 244, Room 219.

New Parent Support Program Infant Massage 30 Sept, 7, 14, 21 & 28 Oct: 10:30 a.m.-noon, Netzaberg Teen Center. Bond with your baby in this 5 session class while learning IAIM (International Association of Infant Massage) with a professional and certified Infant Massage Instructor! Learn techniques to help relieve tension, gas and colic through relaxing infant massage. Pre-registration is required by calling ACS at DSN 476-2650 or CIV 09662-83-2650. This class is for parents with babies ages 0 through 36 months.

Great Expectations & PreNatal Yoga 30 Sept, 7, 14, 21 & 28 Oct, 4 Nov: Rose Barracks ACS, Bldg 322 New session for Great Expectations! Start your session from 9-10 a.m. with pre-natal yoga! Great expectations class is 10-11:30 a.m. If you are a parent expecting a baby, whether it is your first or not, look no further! This class will answer questions that the books do not! Learn hands-on techniques from how to hold a baby to putting on and adjusting an infant carrier and more!

Newborn Network Every Tuesday: 1-3 p.m., Rose Barracks ACS, Bldg. 322. You are not alone. Join other new parents for coffee and tea to discuss the challenges of being a new parent. Registered Nurse and Lactation Counselor are available to answer all your questions. Network, have fun and meet friends.

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Every 2 Tuesday of every other month: Visit Amberg, meet at 5:45 p.m. in the Weiden hospital lobby. st Every 1 Wednesday: Visit Weiden, meet at 5:45 p.m. in the Weiden hospital lobby. th Every 4 Wednesday: Visit Sulzbach-Rosenberg, meet at 5:45 p.m. in the Sulzbach-Rosenberg hospital lobby.

Love & Logic for parents with children ages 0 through 6 28 Sept, 5, 12, 19 & 26 Oct, 12:30-2 p.m., Main Post Chapel Annex This is a 5 session class where parents can learn how to discipline, communicate, and establish positive boundaries with their children. This class is free of charge and ACS offers childcare.

Love & Logic for parents with children ages 7 through 12 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Nov, 7 & 14 Dec: 12:30-2 p.m., Main Post Chapel Annex This is a 7 session class where parents can learn how to discipline, communicate, and establish positive boundaries with their children. This class is free of charge and ACS offers childcare.

Family Advocacy Program 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.

Military 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 Committee meetings for Hispanic Heritage Month 21 Sept: Committee meetings for Hispanic Heritage Month. Volunteers are needed for the planning, coordinating and execution of the annual observance: La Fiesta! We are looking for community members to perform an array of talents. Meetings will be held every Wednesday, at 6 p.m., Main Post Bldg 216 (Tax Center). For more, SFC King, at email, DSN 475-8038 or Mr. Miguel Caban, email, DSN 475-7285.

Learn over Lunch with the AVC! Get together with your Army Volunteer Corps Coordinator during lunch time! Get hands-on experience on how to navigate the Volunteer system, uploading files, entering awards and much more! All classes are located at the AVC office, Rose Barracks, Bldg 221, Room 207. 11 Oct: VMIS Navigation & Registration, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. 25 Oct: Uploading Files & Entering Awards in VMIS, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Army Volunteer Corps Becoming a volunteer is easy and fun! Meet new people, network, gain experience and support your community.

Volunteers are the heart of every military community. If you are interested in volunteering and for more information please contact your Army Volunteer Corps Coordinator, located on Rose Barracks, Bldg 221, Room 207. 19 Oct: VMIS & OPOC Training, 9 -11 a.m.

Have You Saved a Life Today? Red Cross Needs Volunteers Do you have a background in the medical field or teaching field? The American Red Cross is looking for qualified Volunteer Health and Safety Instructors for our community. Call today to see if you qualify. Health and Safety Instructors: Volunteers teach lifesaving skills in the community. Classes such as Babysitting, CPR, First Aid, AED and other safety presentations. Armed Forces Caseworkers: Volunteers work with local members of the military and their families ensuring the delivery of emergency communications. Health Fair Volunteers: Volunteers staff a table at events in the community and engage those attending in conversations about preparedness and safety. Office of Volunteers: Volunteers assist with writing volunteer job descriptions, setting up volunteer orientation courses, conduct volunteer screening interviews, help with volunteer placement, record keeping, and recognition. For more, Rose Barracks Red Cross CIV 09662-83-1760 DSN 476-1760, Main Post Red Cross CIV 09641-83-1760 DSN 475-1760.

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

2011 Grafenwoehr Military Community College Fair Volunteers needed to represent their University/College/Vocational School or other post high school agency. Documents available to request information from your institute by contacting Ann Bruennig at DSN 475-1770 or email. Event to take place Oct. 5, 5 – 7 p.m.

Sports, Fitness, Hobbies & Recreation Child, Youth and School Services – CYSS Update on CYSS Programs for children ages 3-5 years We do offer a PART-DAY Preschool Program for age group 3-5 years from 8:30-11:30 a.m. at the Netzaberg CDC! Please contact CYSS Parent Central Services at DSN 476-2760, CIV 09662-83-2760 or go online for more information on all programs offered at Netzaberg CDC.

The SKIESUnlimited Program: Creative classes for kids Rose Barracks, Bldg 224. Register online. Tuesdays in Sept: Drama class, 3:45 - 4:45 p.m. Designed to help children gain confidence and self-esteem, while improving their verbal and public speaking abilities. Students will participate in skits and activities that focus on movement and character development. Ages 5-11. Thursdays in Sept: Food, Fun & Fitness, 3:45 - 4:45pm Students will participate in workout routines and a variety of activities that promote fitness. They will also participate in hands-on lessons involving healthy eating habits. Students will have the opportunity to learn how to make healthy snacks, and they will be able to take home the snacks they make. Proper attire and shoes appropriate for moderate exercise are required. Ages 5-11 Additional classes include Karate, Tang So Do Korean Martial Arts, Piano Private Lessons, Guitar Private & Group Lessons, Violin Private & Group Lessons, Kindermusik Sign & Sing, Kindermusik ABC Music & Me , English Style Horseback riding, Western Horseback riding, Creative Movements, Gymnastics Mommy & Me, Gymnastics, Saturday Art Workshops, Saturday Mommy & Me Painting Workshop, Drama, Food Fun & Fitness, Community Theater "The Little Red Hen", Driver's Education and more! Additionally, we are currently looking for a gymnastics and piano instructor. If you are interested in this position, please contact CYSS Parent Central Services at DSN 476-2760, CIV 09662-83-2760 or online

CYSS Kids on Site Current: Available at the Grafenwoehr Physical Fitness Center. 2 sessions a day, 8:30-10 a.m. and 10- 11:30 a.m. NOTE: You MUST Pre-register here with CYS Services or Online in order to participate. A minimum of 5 children must be registered for this service to be provided.

New Hourly Childcare Center Opens 1 Oct: Bldg. 260 on Main Post. Hourly care is also available at Rose Barracks CDC, SACs, FCC Homes and Kids on Site locations. Limited hourly care is available at Netzaberg CDC as space is available. Call Parent Central Services to register or reserve hourly care online at

Childcare Co-op A child care co-op, sometime called childcare exchange, is an increasingly popular option for budget-conscious parents with a large circle of friends. In a co-op, parents take turns watching each other‟s children. One parent might watch another parent‟s child on, for instance, Mondays or two half-days, while another might watch the first parent‟s children on a weekend evening or perhaps on Thursdays. In some groups, parents take turns watching everyone else‟s children as a group, while in others they watch one family‟s children at a time. This keeps the cost of child care down and keeps kids in the hands of caregivers parents trust. Interested? Contact Parent Central Services today at DSN 475-6656 or DSN 4762760. Brochure available at

Free and Reduced-Price School Meals Your family may qualify for free or reduced-priced meals in DoDDS schools! As a general guideline, if your CYS fee is Category I, your children may be eligible for free lunch. If your fees are in the Category II or III range, you could qualify for

reduce-priced lunches. Application for free and reduced-price lunches is an annual process. For more information call Parent Central Services at DSN 475-2760, DSN 475-6656 or email us at:

AAFES Movie Listing ***Inquire within for a “Movie Card,” and gain stamps for admission and concession purchases. Receive a free popcorn combo after 9 stamps.

Main Post

Rose Barracks

Wed. Sept 21

7 p.m.

Horrible Bosses (R)

7 p.m.

Transformers: Dark Of The Moon (PG-13)

Thurs. Sept 22

7 p.m.

Transformers: Dark Of The Moon (PG-13)

7 p.m.

Colombiana (PG-13)

Fri. Sept 23

6:30 p.m. 9:30 p.m.

Sat. Sept 24 7 p.m. Sun. Sept 25

4 p.m. 7 p.m.

Wed. Sept 28

7 p.m.

Thurs. Sept 29

7 p.m.

Fri. Sept 30

6:30 p.m. 9:30 p.m.

Colombiana (PG-13) Bucky Larson: Born To Be A Star (R) Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Pt. 2 (PG-13) Zookeeper (PG) Bucky Larson: Born To be a Star (R) Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Pt. 2 (PG-13) Colombiana (PG-13)

Zookeeper (PG) Friends With Benefits (R)

6:30 p.m. 9:30 p.m. 4 p.m. 7 p.m.

Zookeeper (PG) Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Pt. 2 (PG-13) Zookeeper (PG) Bucky Larson: Born To Be A Star (R)

7 p.m.

Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Pt. 2 (PG-13)

7 p.m.

Bucky Larson: Born To Be A Star (R)

7 p.m.

Zookeeper (PG)

6:30 p.m. 9:30 p.m.

Winnie The Pooh (G) Straw Dogs (R)

Operation Rising Star -The Army’s version of American Idol 23 Sept: Local Finals The next Rising Star could be from our garrison ... come to the Performing Arts Center, Bldg. 103 on Main Post and watch the next Rising Star. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. each night and all shows begin at 7 p.m. Free admission. ID or MWR Key fob* will be scanned at the door. Official website:

Join Grafenwoehr Elementary School for 10K Hike in Downtown Graf 23 Sept: Open to all community members, it is a 10km hike that takes the participants downtown Grafenwoehr (starting at GES between 9.00 and 10.30 in various age-groups) and then outside through the fields and forests. I haven't received any particulars about the route this year but there is always a half-point built in after 5 km where people can rest and eat. The route takes everybody back to Grafenwoehr and ends up in the Jugendheim (across the German church). There is no cost involved - hiking is free. For a trophy (a little toy bear dressed in Bavarian outfit) they usually charge EUR 3.80. Also, back at the Jugendheim, they offer delicious Bratwurst, cakes, sandwiches, drinks at a very reasonable price. POC for the hiking club is Mr Hans Schilling (

Bayern Ranger ice hockey team The Bayern Ranger ice hockey team is kicking off its third season representing U.S. Forces in Bavaria. On Sat, 24 Sept. the team will have an open practice & try-outs in Amberg. The rink address is Am Schanzl 1, 92224 Amberg. For more, visit

Bavarian Ski Club 2011/12 Season Kickoff Party 27 Sept: The Bavarian Ski Club would like to invite you to our2011/12 kickoff party at 6 p.m.. We will discuss our upcoming season and sign up new members. We hope that youâ€&#x;ll join us for FREE pizza and learn more about the club. For more information visit our website or send your questions to Weâ€&#x;re very excited about the upcoming season and have some great trips scheduled. Hope to see you there.

2nd Annual Harvest BINGO Fest Fundraiser in Schweinfurt 30 Sept: Come out and support Bravo Co. 172 SB Soldiers and families at our 2nd Annual Harvest Bingo Fest Fundraiser, at the Schweinfurt Elementary-Middle School. Doors open at 5 pm. The first 10 people to arrive will receive a free door prize. Play for a chance to win beautiful crystal. Bring the kids early for face painting. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. Bring your luck.

Artists & Crafters Wanted 5 Nov: Sign up now for the VCSC Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair in Rose Barracks. All items must be home made. $20 booth fee. For application, email.

Rock Climbing and Belay Certification Thursdays: Experience a different local climbing area to learn to climb or work on skills you already have. Weekly trip departs Thursdays at 5:15 p.m. from Main Post ODR, and 5:45 p.m. from Rose Barracks ODR. Cost is $15 for belay instruction or $10 if belay certified. Transportation and equipment rental included in price. For more, DSN 476-2563.

Vilseck Rugby Club Looking for Players The Vilseck RC is a Rugby Union Club that competes in the Bavarian Verbands League against other local national teams. The team is primarily 2 SCR Soldiers, a few civilians and local national players. For more info about the Vilseck RC email or call Joseph Duran at CIV 0160-6643533. They are always looking for new talent.

Hidden Treasures Thrift Shop Shop Happy Halloween! Bring your gently used items to Hidden Treasures Thrift Shop, Bldg 221 on Rose Barracks. The October sale is buy any purple tag item, and get another free. Open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tues, Wed &Thurs. Open Sept. 10. For more, DSN 476-2649, CIV 09662-83-2649 or email. Volunteers and donations are always welcome!

Tumbleweed Southwest Grill Now open Saturday and Sunday for dinner from 4 - 9 p.m. specializing in Steaks, Fajitas and BBQ. For more, DSN 4763699, CIV 09662-83-3699.

Adult Education / Training 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 September semester. Get started today by visiting or by calling, Fe Gehrels at DSN 475-6712 or CIV 09641-83-6712.

UMUC Europe Fall 2011 Registration Curriculum Changes, Book Awards, and Field Study UMUC has redesigned undergraduate programs to ensure they continue to be aligned with the most current industry trends. Additionally, all 3-credit undergraduate online courses will move to an 8-week format beginning with the fall semester. This fall, UMUC Europe is offering the new $150 SAIC Military Book Award for all active-duty Soldiers and will be continuing the $100 Europe Book Award for spouses and dependents of active-duty Soldiers. Both new and current

students are eligible to apply. The book awards open in August and details can be found at Field study courses give students the opportunity to explore fascinating locations in Europe while earning university credit. Upcoming field study courses include ENGL 288B/388B Expatriate Writers in Venice: 1800 to Present, held on 1522 October in Italy, and ENGL 288J/388J Dublin, Ireland: A Brief Literary History, held on 15-22 October in Ireland. The registration deadline for both courses is 25 September. For details, visit For more information on registration, book awards, field study, and services, contact a local UMUC Europe field representative, visit, or contact UMUC at DSN 314-370-6762 or CIV +49-(0)6221-3780. UMUC Europe is also on Twitter and Facebook providing news, information, and updates.

Interactive Customer Evaluation training 22 Sept., 20 Oct. & 18 Nov: ICE training will be located on Camp Normandy Distant Learning Center Bldg. 3144. Training sessions are 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. and 1 – 3 p.m. For more, DSN 475-6034.

ARIMS Training at Grafenwoehr Digital Training Facility 5 and 6 Oct: ARIMS (Army Records Information Management System) training will be conducted at the Grafenwoehr Digital Training Facility 5 Oct. from 12:30 – 5 p.m. and 6 Oct from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Bldg. 3144 (Camp Normandy). Personnel should pick one training session. Target audience is USAREUR personnel who currently manage or will manage their organization's hard copy and electronic records. The training was requested by 172nd INF BDE but is open to all on a space available basis. Seating is limited. Every Army organization is mandated to use ARIMS as their recordkeeping system.

FAST Classes 24 Oct - 4 Nov: Rose Barracks (Vilseck) Education Center, Bldg. 223, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. 24 Oct - 4 Nov: Main Post (Grafenwoehr) Education Center, Bldg. 538, 8 a.m. – 3 p.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 (Vilseck) Education Center at DSN 4762653/3292 or Main Post Education Center at DSN 475-6219/6786.

Central Texas College Term 2 Class Dates 24 Oct-16 Dec: Registration going on now for Term 2 Face to Face Votech classes begins on 24 October for Vilseck Rose Barracks and Grafenwoehr Main Post. Vilseck Rose Barracks AUMT 1410Automotive Brake Systems CDEC 2307 Math & Science for Early Childhood

Grafenwoehr Main Post CJSA 1327 Fundamentals of Criminal Law

The October and November Distance Learning Schedules are NOW available. Take classes in the Microsoft Certified Information Technology Professional Training Program. Earn your Associates Degree while living in Europe with onsite classes in Automotive Mechanic Technician; Criminal Justice or Early Childhood Development 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.

University of Oklahoma Masters of International Relations: 32 Semester Hours Non-Thesis The Interdisciplinary Master of Arts with an Emphasis in International Relations has been developed from an interdisciplinary context. Courses are offered in Communication, Political Science, History, Human Relations, Geography and Economics online. For more, Area Site Director Benjamin Griffin DSN 476-2069 or DSN 475-7079 email.

Army Mentorship Program Program helps Soldiers with professional development The Army Mentorship Program is a voluntary, web-based program that promotes mentorship by linking mentors and mentees and providing training videos and literature that teaches the concepts of mentorship. Army mentorship is the voluntary and developmental relationship that exists between a person of greater experience and a person of lesser experience that is characterized by mutual trust and respect. Studies have shown that mentoring

relationships can help individuals with personal and professional growth by improving their leadership and interpersonal and technical skills. More information about the Army Mentorship Program is available here.

Religious MCCW hosts “Wine, Cheese, and CHOCOLATE!” 25 Sept: Join MCCW (Military Council of Catholic Women) for a relaxed evening of fellowship and wine-tasting with “Wine, Cheese, and CHOCOLATE!” MCCW is a friendly gathering of Catholic Women who share faith and fellowship each week. Add some flavor and enrich your faith with Mrs. Amanda Hoffer, the MCCW – Europe president, the guest speaker for the evening. 6-8 pm located at the Java Café at the Langenbruck Center on Rose Barracks. For more, please contact Kristi Mikkelsen at CIV 09662-416-643 or email.

Rosh Hashana Services 28 Sept: 7 p.m., followed by dinner 29 Sept: 9:30 am, followed by luncheon 29 Sept: 8 p.m., followed by dinner 30 Sept: 9:30 a.m., followed by luncheon, Main Post Chapel. Come worship and fellowship with the Jewish community. For more and to RSVP, contact DSN 475-9882/9883, CIV 09641-83-9882/9883 or email.

Yom Kippur Services 7 Oct: 6:15 p.m., 8 Oct: 9:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., followed by break-fast, Main Post Chapel. Come worship and fellowship with the Jewish community For more and to RSVP, contact DSN 475-9882/9883, CIV 09641-83-9882/9883 or email.

Single Women’s trip to visit three of Bavaria’s famous castles 8 - 9 Oct: Single Women‟s trip to visit three of Bavaria‟s famous castles. Tour the beautiful palaces and gardens of Linderhof, Neuschwanstein, and Hohenschwangau.Cost is 100 Euros, which includes all transportation, guided tours, hotel and breakfast. Sign up by Oct 4; space is limited. Sponsored by the Garrison Chaplain‟s Office. For more information or to reserve your spot, contact Laurel Hoyt 0151-14991395; email.

Fellowship, Food, and Faith Thursdays: The Military Council of Catholic Women (MCCW) would like to invite all women in the Vilseck and Grafenwoehr areas to join us for fellowship, food, and faith sharing every Thursday morning in the Rose Barracks chapel complex, Bldg. 205, beginning at 9 a.m. with breakfast. Fellowships follows with the Rosary at 9:30 a.m., Bible Study at 10 a.m., closing prayer at 11:40 a.m. and mass at 12:05 p.m. Free child care is provided. Join us for all or part of these faithfilled mornings. Please email Erin Kelley for more information.

New Orthodox Worship Service, Monthly on first and last Sundays Christian Orthodox worship services will take place at 8:30 a.m. on the first and last Sundays of each month at Rose Barracks in the small chapel. For more, contact DSN 476-1570, CIV 09662-83-1570.

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.

Health & Medical, Red Cross, VET Corner Flu Vaccination for Family Members, DoD Civilians Vilseck Health Clinic is now offering the Flu Vaccination to all beneficiaries Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. No appointment necessary.

Skip Lines at Grafenwoehr Pharmacy Patients who use the MANDATORY Call-in Refill System to order their medication refills may now bypass taking a number and head straight to the pharmacy window, virtually eliminating wait times. Refills can be called in via local phone at 06371-865601, DSN: 486-5601, or online at Prescriptions may be picked up after 0900 the day after it is called in. Patients who do not use the MANDATORY Call-in Refill System and just show up to get refills must take a number, wait for their number to be called, and wait again for the refill to be processed. If you pick up your medications at any pharmacy other than Grafenwoehr, it is advised to call them first to find out if they also have a “skip line” program.

American Red Cross American Red Cross Gives Military Families Easier Access to Emergency Communication Services As part of an ongoing effort to better serve the military community, the American Red Cross has moved to a single telephone number for its emergency communication services. Now a call to 877-272-7337, while either stateside or overseas, allows Red Cross emergency communications services to put military personnel in touch with their families following the death or serious illness of an immediate family member, the birth of a service member's child or grandchild or when a family faces other emergencies. For those stationed overseas, the three options for calling will remain the same: calling 877-272-7337 direct, accessing the number through a military operator, or calling the local Red Cross station. For more, visit

Main Post Health Clinic, New SICK CALL Hours Currently effective: 7 – 9 a.m. Active duty must have Sick Call Slip DD 689. Sick Call is NOT for: profile updates, periodic health assessments, predeployment processes, physicals, making other medical appointments or any other non-acute. warriors with non-acute conditions will be returned to their unit. TRICARE Prime Enrollees: Phone lines open at 7:30 a.m. If Sick Call appointments are still available by this time, community acute appointments will be booked at that time Kiosk opens at 8 a.m., regular appointments begin at 9 a.m. Specialty clinics open at 8 a.m. If you are discharged from an ER or Hospital visit please come to Sick Call Appointments can be made via the appointment line (475-7152) or in person at the Grafenwoehr Health Clinic.

Do you need a mammogram? 21 Oct: In conjunction with the Retiree Appreciation Day (RAD), the Grafenwoehr Health Clinic is providing a free mobile mammogram service in Main Post Bldg 475. This is a limited service so please call as soon as possible to schedule your appointment. Please call 09662-83-2882 for an appointment ***TRICARE is pre-approved and 3rd party insurance will be accepted by the mammogram service"

Tobacco Cessation Classes At the Vilseck Health Clinic 1 Nov. For more, please contact the Clinic Community Health Nurse at Civilian: 09662-83-2882 or DSN: 476-2882.

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 / Construction / Closures Military Personnel Division and Passport Office 21 Sept: The Military Personnel Division (Main Post Bldg, 244, Room 202) and Passport Office (Main Post Bldg. 244, Room 134B) will be closed on from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. so that employees may attend the memorial ceremony for SSG Daniel Quintana. The ID Card Office and Central Processing Facility will maintain a minimum staff for processing customers. For more, DSN 475-8814.

Camp Aachen Closure of Harpers Ferry Road 22 Sep: Closure of Harpers Ferry Rd, west of bldg 1440, for approximately 3 hours. Detour via the parking lot next to the road.

Directorate of Emergency Services, closure of activity 23 Sept: The Directorate of Emergency Services will be closed for their annual works outing. The PMO administration office at Rose Barracks as well as the IACS offices at Main Post Grafenwoehr and Rose Barracks will be closed for business day. The vehicle registration office at Main Post Grafenwoehr and Military Police desk services at Rose Barracks will remain open. Routine and emergency community law enforcement, fire and medical response will be unaffected.

Main Post Closure of Tank Roads and Chancellorsville Rd by Gate 9 26 – 27 Sep: The Tanks roads, Chancellorsville Rd & outbound lane around Gate 9 will be closed for 1/2 hour periods at different intervals to allow for the installation of traffic lights. One lane traffic only and/or detours. Please follow detour signs as posted.

Grafenwoehr gates – Barrier Maintenance 26 Sept. – 1 Oct: Short delays/detours to be expected at the Grafenwoehr Gates due to barrier maintenance. Please, follow detour signs or gate guard instructions.

Rose Barracks – Access 2nd Cavalry Ave and Regulars Road in front of Bldg 371/372 Change of traffic routing due to road construction: Phase 1: 26 – 29 Sep: Total closure of the access 2nd Cavalry Ave and Regulars Road in front of Bldg 371/372. Detour via 2nd Cavalry Ave and Tank Road B. Phase 2: 4 – 7 Oct: Regulars Road within this area limited to one lane only. Please, watch out for oncoming traffic. Detour signs will be posted.

Community Bank, closure of activity 28 Sept: The Community Bank Vilseck will be open from 9 a.m – 1 p.m. due to Staff Training in the afternoon. 3 Oct: All Community Bank banking centers in Germany will be closed in observance of the German Unification Day.

JMTC, G4 Property Book, delay in services 29 Sept. – 4 Oct, and possibly beyond: The JMTC, G4 Property Book Office in Bldg. 3052, Camp Normandy, will undergo renovations in October. The office will be up and running during this time, however, customers may see delays or times when phone calls or emails will not be answered in a timely manner, especially during the specific dates listed above while items are being moved. Your patience is appreciated. For more, DSN 474-2121 or 474-2120.

Vehicle Registration Office Closures 30 Sept: Closes at noon for monthly inventory. 3 Oct: Closed for German Holiday.

Road construction across from the bank – one direction only Now – 12 Oct: Construction of a new walk-way in front of Main Post Bldg. 106 (across from the bank) to limit traffic to one direction and only allow oncoming traffic from the new traffic circle or the JMTC HQ. Traffic going the opposite direction coming from the Community Mailroom/Chapel Area to get to the JMTC HQ or the new traffic circle via Gettysburg Ave will not be possible. Alternate routes will be via York Road or via Shiloh Ave in front of the Elementary School.

Rose Barracks Fitness Center, closure of activity 10 Oct: The Fitness Center located at Rose Barracks Bldg. 323 will be closed on this day due to ventilation system work. The facility will resume its normal operation hours on Oct. 11, 5:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Longer waits expected at the Main Post Vehicle Registration Office Due to manpower issues, the wait time at the Grafenwoehr Vehicle Registration Office may be longer than normal. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause the community.

School News Grafenwoehr Elementary School 30 Sept: STAR Assembly 1:45 5 Oct: Picture day-schedule will be sent in Grizzly Growler 7 Oct: No School Mandatory teacher training 10 Oct: No School Columbus Day 14 Oct: Volksmarch - All are welcome. See submission under “community highlights.” 28 Oct: STAR Assembly 1:45 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

Vilseck Elementary School 27 Sep: Math and Munchies Night will be held Tuesday, from 4:30 – 6 p.m. in the VES multi-purpose room. Families are invited to see a presentation on the new elementary math series and then do interactive activities. Munchies are sponsored by the VES PTSA 7 Oct: Students are out for a full day, NO SCHOOL - Teacher Training 10 Oct: NO SCHOOL - Columbus Day 3 Nov: End of 1st Quarter 4 Nov: NO SCHOOL - Teacher Work Day 11 Nov: NO SCHOOL - Veteran's Day 16-17 Nov: NO SCHOOL - Parent Teacher Conferences 21 Nov: Awards Ceremony Grades 4-5

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 Mon.‑Fri. 7 a.m.–4 p.m.

School Hours Important Phone Numbers Mon.‑Fri. 8:25 a.m. ‑ 2:35 p.m. CIV 09662‑832812 / 832673 DSN 476‑2812/2673

Netzaberg Elementary School 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. School Office Hours School Hours Important Phone Numbers Mon.- Fri. 7:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Mon.- Fri. 7:55 a.m. -.2:45 p.m. CIV 09645-917-9185/9184/9313/DSN 472-9184/9313

Netzaberg Middle School 23 Sep: The Drama department will be performing the Alice in Wonderland play. There will be an informational meeting on Friday, September 23rd during Seminar to pick up audition packets. 29 Sep: Hispanic Heritage Month Assembly at 2pm in the Gym 30 Sept: Germany Daylight Savings time. Don‟t forget to set back your clocks 1 hour. 07 Oct: This is a schedule change. Students will be out of school the whole day. This is a teacher work day. 10 Oct: No School – Columbus Day Federal Holiday Attendance Policy: You need be aware that we have an Attendance Policy in effect now in all DoDEA schools. This policy is in place and is outlined in the link below. If your son/daughter is going to be absent from school – notify us via the attendance mailbox: 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. This notification needs to take place within one hour of the start of school. The written notice via email documents the absence. If you call in we will need your student to bring in a written note to the attendance clerk identifying the reason for the absence. This is part of the regulation requirements. Netzaberg Middle School CSI 4-Step Problem Solving Method= 1) Understand the Problem 2) Make a Plan 3) Carry Out the Plan 4) Look Back – Ask, “Does the solution make sense?” 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 Lunch accounts: To use the online service you will need to set up an account at 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 to set up your child‟s account. Attendance: PARENTS are responsible in calling the front office every morning that the student will be absent. POC: Email Phone: 09645-917-9232/9233/9229 DSN 472-9232 School Office Hours School Hours Important Phone Numbers Mon - Fri 7:30 am–4 pm Mon-Fri 7:55 a.m-2:45 pm CIV 09645-917-9232/9233/9229 DSN 472-9232

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., 24 Sept: - Baby/Children - Second-Hand-Market, 1 - 3 p.m. Pregnant women only: early entrance at 12 p.m. Grafenwoehr, Jugendheim, Kolpingstrasse 4 (across the catholic church, close to Gate 1) Hosted by the Catholic Church Grafenwoehr with 200 different vendors (assorted by size)

Everything Kids related like Boys and Girls Clothes (Age: 0 month to 14 years), Infant-basics, shoes, stroller, car-seats, toys, maternity-clothes and lots more.

- 6 a.m. - 2 p.m.: in 92637 Weiden at the Spielvereinigung ("Am Langen Steg" subdivision, near hospital). - 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.: in Raigering on the outskirts of 92224 Amberg, car park at the “Sterk” brewery, Hofmark 2 Sat., 01 Oct: - 6 a.m. - 4 p.m.: in 92637 Weiden at the Volksfestplatz on Leuchtenberger Straße - 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.: in 91054 Erlangen, Bohlenplatz. Homepage. - 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.: Trödel- & Jahrmarkt in 93055 Regensburg, at the "Globus" DITY market, Sulzfeldstr. 3. Visitors can park for free at the car park of "Hiendl" furniture store. - 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! The next couple of dates are online.

Registration begins for a German Class Current: in 95478 Kemnath, Realschule (German school), Schulplatz 4 / use the 'Nordeingang (northern entrance)' on Goldbergstrasse (ca. 20 km / 12 miles north of Grafenwoehr). Would you like to cope in everyday situations in German? This beginners' course focuses especially on communication. You will also get to know basic structures of German as well as differences in culture and lifestyle. No previous knowledge required. The class was specially designed for English speakers to help making contact with your German neighbors easier; the instructor is a teacher for English and German at the German school "Gymnasium" in Eschenbach. The class starts on Thurs, 6 Oct, 7 - 8:30 p.m., and will be held once a week (every Thursday) for 12 weeks. Cost is 60.- Euros pp, plus 3.- Euros for handouts. Register with the German Evening School "VHS" for class number 1S6004 (you must refer to this class number) via email, or CIV 09631-88-204.

New German classes at the Volkshochschule There will be a free information evening on Monday, September 19 from 6 - 7 p.m. at Volksschule Grafenwoehr. Start date, 26 Sept: Classes held Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:30 – 8 p.m. at Volksschule Grafenwoehr, Schulstrasse 22 (opposite the Mexican restaurant Tortuga). One class includes 15 evenings and costs 87€ if there are at least 8 students. Start date, 27 Sept: A morning class for beginners will take place at the Volkshochschule Eschenbach, Karlsplatz 29, on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 - 10.30 a.m. Registrations and further information at Volkshochschule Eschenbach, Karlsplatz 29, CIV 09645/8283, email or email and by visiting the homepage.

Open Stores on Sunday All stores in Germany usually remain closed on Sundays and German holidays - but for special dates and occasions, predetermined by local authorities, exceptions are granted. Usually, these "open store" dates coincide with either street market days or some type of citizens fest (such as Volksfest or Bürgerfest). Opening hours differ from city to city but in general, stores open around midday or very early afternoon, and stay open until 5 p.m. or 6 p.m. Sun., 25 Sept: - 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. in 96231 Bad Staffelstein, Marktplatz (ca. 33 km / 20 miles NE of Bamberg). - midday - 5 p.m. in 97688 Bad Kissingen (ca. 27 km / 17 miles NW of Schweinfurt). Takes place on Rathausplatz and in the whole Innenstadt (inner city). - 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. in 91555 Feuchtwangen (ca. 30 km / 19 miles west of Ansbach). - 1 p.m. - 6 p.m. in 97762 Hammelburg, Am Marktplatz (ca. 33 km / 20 miles west of Schweinfurt). - 1 p.m. - 6 p.m. in 86316 Friedberg (right next to Augsburg, ca. 130 km / 80 miles north of Garmisch-Partenkirchen). - 1 p.m. - 6 p.m. in 95028 Hof, city center (ca. 95 km / 60 miles north of Weiden). - 1 p.m. - 6 p.m. in 97638 Mellrichstadt, city / town center (ca. 55 km / 33 miles north of Schweinfurt). - no time specified: in 97833 Frammersbach (ca. 75 km / 47 miles west of Schweinfurt). - no time specified: in 93183 Kallmünz (ca. 13 km / 8.5 miles SE of Hohenfels). - no time specified: in 94405 Landau an der Isar (ca. 75 km / 46 miles SE of Regensburg).

Citizens Fest: Altstadtfest Now - 26 Sept: 11 a.m. - 11 p.m., in 90403 Nuremberg, on the isle Vordere Insel Schütt. Around 1 million visitors stop by the Altstadtfest every year. 800 entertainers and 60 free events do hold a strong attraction, of course: folklore, theater and dance performances, the traditional "Fischerstechen" and numerous Jazz concerts are among the highlights. "Fischerstechen" is an old game from the Middle Ages where the fishermen, often in

traditional costumes, stand on wooden boats using long poles (often with dried sea weeds or flax tied to the end) and try to push each other off the boat. This old game is being revived all over Germany because of the fun it presents. First prize goes to those boat members who stay on their boat the longest. All other participants will sooner or later take a little bath in the chilly waters,

Oktoberfest 17 Sept. - 03 Oct: in Munich. Do you know why the Oktoberfest is called that although it actually starts in September? Find out here along with all other important details (in EN).

Exchange for Stamps, Coins and Historical Postcards 25 Sept: 9 a.m., in 96117 Memmelsdorf, in the Schulturnhalle (school gym) at Pödeldorfer Straße 13 (ca. 8 km / 5 miles NE of Bamberg). The event is organized by the "Briefmarken- und Muenzsammler-Verein Bamberg"; POCs are Mr. Hoechstetter, ph 0951-63162, and Mr. Steck, ph 0951-47188.

Street Market: Herbstmarkt 25 Sept: 10:30 a.m. - 6 p.m., in 92249 Vilseck on Marktplatz.

Square Dance Day 25 Sept: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., at the Pullman City Fun Park in 94535 Eging am See, Ruberting 30 (ca. 100 km / 62 miles SE of Regensburg). Around 300 dancers will dance, compete and simply enjoy themselves. 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., 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.

Corn Harvest and Bread Fest 25 Sept: 1 p.m., at the Oberpfälzer Freilandmuseum (open-air museum) in Neusath 200 (part of 92507 Nabburg, ca. 31 km / 19 miles south of Weiden). Admission (only GE) is 4.50 Euros pp, a family ticket for the day is 11 Euros. Corn Harvest and Threshing: In the days of old, threshing the corn used up a lot of time. But then, in the beginning of the 19th century, machines were developed, especially in the USA, that made this tedious labour much easier and quicker. Various machines will be on display at the museum, and horses will transport the corn as they did before machines took over their jobs. You can find more details in German here. Beekeepers: A beekeeper will put up a stand at the "Kolbeckhof" with information about keeping bees and making honey. Of course, home-made honey will be on sale, as well as other honey products. Bread Fest: The highly popular and award-winning "Museumsbrot" with many spices will be sold fresh from the outdoor stone oven, as will be the "Brotkuchen" (bread cake). Free parking spaces are available outside the museum's gates. Dogs are allowed but must be kept on a short leash. Please bring along a bag for your dog's remains, or purchase a bag for 50 cents upon entry. Smoking is prohibited.

Trade Fair: Mainfranken-Messe 1 - 9 Oct: in 97082 Wuerzburg, "Talavera" fest site between Mainaustraße and Georg-Eydel-Straße. The largest consumer fair (only GE) in Lower Franconia offers you up-to-date equipment and lots of information.

Dahlia Madness Through 3 Oct: on the Isle of Mainau (78465) in the Bodensee (Lake Constance). The sight of over 12,000 beautiful dahlias in over 250 different species will leave you in awe. You have a chance to select your favorite species, too. You can find more info on their Homepage, available both in English and German. The isle is open from sunrise to sunset but the exhibits (museum in the palace, butterfly show, etc.) won't open until 9 a.m. or 10 a.m. respectively. Although the Bodensee is a bit far from Northern Bavaria (i.e., on the Swiss border), it's certainly worth the trip. While you're in the area, why not visit the "Pfahlbauten-Museum" (Lake Dwelling Museum) in Unteruhldingen on Strandpromenade 6 (part of 88690 Uhldingen-Mühlhofen)? Dive into the mysterious world of farmers, fishermen, and brass founders of the Stone Age 6000 years ago, and be a witness to the lifestyle of the Bronze Age 3000 years ago. You can find all pertinent information on their excellent English website.

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.

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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