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25 May 2011 Tank Trail Open to POV co-Use Today: Join us at 10 a.m. for the ribboncutting ceremony (exit Rose Barracks through Gate 2, turn right, site is 300 meters down the road) and opening of the tank trail which transits between Main Post (gate 4) and Rose Barracks (gate 2). Co-use of the tank trail by POVs will be permitted between 5:30 a.m. and 9 p.m. Drivers must be in possession of an I.D. card or installation pass to use the tank trail. This initiative of a "one community" connecting road, allowing community members to transit from one side of the installation to the other without leaving post, is the result of having heard the voice of our community stakeholders; the initiative follows a year of planning and review in order to make this "one community" road possible. NOTE: The tank trail may experience closure during high intensity training events, use of range 132, or inclement weather. Only the tank trail which transits between Main Post Gate 4 and Rose Barracks Gate 2 will be open to co-use by POVs. Speed limits vary along the tank trail and will be strictly enforced. RULES OF THE ROAD, TANK TRAIL: • Hours of operations – 5:30 a.m. – 9 p.m. in Conjunction With Gate 4 • POVs only allowed between Gate 4 Tanzfleck and Gate 2 Rose Barracks • Be prepared for Military Vehicles; don‟t follow too close to tanks (Heat) • Stay within the white lines on the asphalt • No detours into the training area without a range pass • No passing; no stopping unless an emergency • Speed limits strictly enforced (60, 40 & 30 KMPH Zones) • Road can be closed for POVs during: − High intensity training events − Use of Range 132 − Inclement weather • Watch for animals crossing or standing on the road • Cell phone coverage is sporadic along the route • Gate 5 (ASP) can be used for entrance and exit 5 a.m. – 5 p.m. (2 ID‟s) STRAßENVERKEHRSVORSCHRIFTEN, TANK TRAIL: • Nutzungszeiten: 0530-2100 Uhr in Verbindung mit Tor 4 • Privatfahrzeuge dürfen die Strasse nur zwischen Tor 4 (Tanzfleck) und Tor 2 (Rose Barracks) befahren • Seien Sie auf Militärfahrzeuge vorbereitet; fahren Sie nicht zu dicht auf Panzer auf (Hitze) • Bleiben Sie auf dem Asphalt und innerhalb der weissen Begrenzungslinien • Keine Umwege durch die Training Area ohne einen Range Pass • Kein Überholen; kein Anhalten ausser im Notfall • Geschwindigkeit wird streng kontrolliert (60, 40 und 30 km/h Zonen) • Strasse kann für Privatfahrzeuge aus folgenden Gründen geschlossen werden: − Intensives militärisches Training − Nutzung der Range 132 − Schlechtes Wetter • Achten Sie auf Tiere, die die Strasse überqueren und an der Strasse stehen • Nur sporadischer Mobilfunkempfang entlang der Strecke • Tor (ASP) kann zum Ein- und Ausfahren von 0500-1700 UhrYour genutzt werden (zwei Read all5about it in your community newspaper. Formen von ID sind notwendig)

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

New issue of the Bavarian News on stands TODAY 25 May: Pick up a copy and read all about the Grafenwoehr Elementary students learn the importance of caring for the environment firsthand at a local recycling facility; Snipers with Schweinfurt‟s 1-91st Cavalry Regiment set their sights and trade tactics with their German brothers-in-arms; Hohenfels‟ 1st Lt. Daniel Meegan is one of 28 officers across the Army to win the coveted MacArthur Leadership Award; Community members show up by the droves to support survivors of fallen Soldiers during ACS 5K Run / Walk to Remember; Capt. Danielle Cork takes her love for the game of volleyball to a new level as the sole U.S. Army Europe representative on the All-Armed Forces Team during the 2011 Military World Cup Games and in Garmisch, the community honors the past during a Days of Remembrance event.

AFN Europe Moving to New Satellite Now – 31 July: AFN’s satellite delivery platform is changing, requiring viewers who have an AFN decoder and satellite dish in their home to make some changes to continue to get AFN TV. Since the process of setting up a dish and re-adjusting a decoder varies according to decoder model, location and other variables, the help desk and on-line materials are especially critical. AFN Europe has posted manuals and how-tovideos in English, German and Italian at Click on the Eurobird 9A icon for the manuals and videos. For additional assistance, the AFN Help Desk is open Tuesday-Friday from 1 - 9 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. -8 p.m. (Central European Time). Viewers from Germany, Italy, Belgium, the UK and most other European countries will be able to call in via a toll-free number, 00800-2362683662 (00800-afnantenna). Direct-to-home viewers will need to reconfigure their home decoder and realign their satellite dish from the current satellite Hotbird 6/9 at 13 degrees East, to the new satellite, Eurobird 9A (EB9A) at 9 degrees East. AFN apologizes for the inconvenience, but assures the move to the EB9A satellite positions will better serve the AFN audience in the future.

Join us at our Monthly Community Huddle Thursday, 26 May: 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 the Tower View Restaurant, Main Post, Bldg. 209. Garrison directors and subject matter experts will brief topics and answer questions.

A Salute to Spouses‟ Sweepstakes Through 31 May: Visit


The sweepstakes offers four grand prizes: a Whirlpool Laundry Pair with 6 Sense™ Technology; an outdoor room package that includes a patio set, propane 4/burner grill and two lounge chairs; an EXCHANGE shopping spree/gift card worth $1500; and a Commissary shopping spree/gift certificate worth $1500. The sweepstakes is open to military spouses from any active service component, to include Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and their respective Guard and Reserve units, as well as retiree spouses who possess a valid military ID and are 18 years of age or older. Entries are limited to one per person. In addition to the sweepstakes, the website is host to a spouse resources link with more than twenty-seven websites containing information for military spouses.

Luau: celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month 4 June: Noon – 5 p.m. Main Post, Dickhauter Lake, Camp Heritage. Enjoy food, games, dance and a cultural experience as we celebrate traditions during this celebration. For more, DSN 475-8038.

Blackhawk Rendezvous Open to the Community Color casing ceremony, and a full day of sporting events, music, and much more!

11 June: The Grafenwoehr military community is invited to attend the 172nd Separate Infantry Brigade's color casing ceremony on the Main Post parade field at 10 a.m. This important tradition marks their readiness for their upcoming deployment to Afghanistan. Following the ceremony, there is a vast assortment of activities and programs planned for the reminder of the day at and around the Main Post Fitness Center. Activities include:

10:30 a.m.

Children's activities and adult sporting events kick off (volleyball, soccer, tug-of-war, softball, basketball, etc.) 11 a.m. Pressath Marching Band Noon - 9 p.m. Karaoke Contest 2 p.m. Eschenbach Band performs 5 p.m. Awards ceremony / Keg-tapping ceremony 7 p.m. Bonfire Parking at the Main Post Fitness Center parking lot. Attendees pay for food and drink. Food: hamburgers, hot dogs, bratwurst, currywurst, fries, pizza. Drink: sodas, beer, wine. Please note: Non-172nd folks can participate in children's event, battle of the bands, etc. However, the sports competition will be for 172nd, as this is an official competition for a brigade prize.

Happy Birthday Army! 14 June: USAG Grafenwoehr and JMTC will host a 236th Birthday Celebration starting at noon in the Main Post Dining Facility, Bldg. 101. The event will consist of an invocation, opening remarks, music, and cutting of the birthday cake. The event is open to the community, and the birthday cake will be distributed to all Soldiers, Families and civilians present. The DFAC will be open from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for lunch this date and features lobster tail, steak, shrimp, chicken, BBQ ribs, turkey and other selections to choose from. The meal cost for lunch that day will be $5.95 (spouses/dependents of E4 & below), $7 for all others.

Main Post POV Inspection Station Temporary Extension of Hours Extended through 30 June: The POV inspection, Bldg. 301, opening hours will be extended by one hour and will remain open during lunch time. New opening hours will be: Mon. to Fri. 7:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. (open during lunch). The station will be closed on 30 May (American holiday) and on the following German holidays 2, 13, 23 & 24 June.

Free guided tour of Ramstein Air Base 7-8 Aug: The Nuremberg German American Men’s Club will host a free guided tour on Ramstein Air Base. For more, visit, or email.

American Day in Amberg 25 June: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., downtown. The City of Amberg is hosting an American Day to demonstrate its relationship with the American Soldiers and families stationed at Vilseck, Grafenwoehr and Hohenfels. Traditional Bavarian and American performances will blend together creating an atmosphere for all to enjoy. American customers can also enjoy special discounts in numerous shops lining the downtown area. American participation is needed. It would be great to show support from units, schools, private organizations, children groups, scouts, bands, sports, G-A KONTAKT Club, and other on-post organizations. For more information, or to participate, please contact Franz Zeilmann,, CIV 09662-83-3507, DSN 476-3507 or cell 0162-2733340.

Estate Claim for Dr. Stephen Capps Anyone having claims on or obligations to the estate of Dr. Stephen Capps of USAHC Rose Barracks should contact the following summary court martial officer, 1LT Jacquel L. Stevens at DSN: 476-2438 or email.

Estate Claim for Sgt. First Class Hansen Anyone having claims on or obligations to the estate of Sgt. First Class Dave A. Hansen of Delta Company 3-158 AVN, Katterbach, USAG Ansbach, should contact the summary court officer, CPT Tanja Duester, at DSN 467-3270.

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.

Message from the Rose Barracks Postal Service Center The Mail Room (CMR) portion of the Rose Barracks Postal Service Center requests your immediate assistance with picking up any packages or footlockers that you have received a notification card for. The mailroom facility and the

Footlocker storage area is running out of space due to the overwhelming amount of incoming footlockers and packages being received from downrange. Hours of operation for the Mailroom section (CMR) are Mon. – Fri. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (except 3rd Thursday 11:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. The Footlocker Storage area is located in 2SCR’s motor pool area (Bldg. 724) and is open Mon., Wed. & Fri. from 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. However, you can also stop by the CMR window to see if we have someone able to assist you with retrieving items from Bldg. 724 during times other than normally open. The PSC staff appreciates your quick action and cooperation.

Sustenance Support for Training Units in Grafenwoehr Units training in the Grafenwoehr Training Area who need to request support from the dining facilities are requested to contact the Garrison Food Service Officer, Mr. John Skutt, to coordinate necessary arrangements. Mr. Skutt can be reached at DSN 475-5171, or email. Written requests for dining facility support need to be submitted no later than TWO weeks prior to the date needed.

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.

Share your thoughts Have a good experience? Share it! Impressed by the customer service you received? Share it! Have a suggestion? Share it! Have a concern? Share it! Suggestions and comments regarding Garrison products and services can be made on an Interactive Customer Evaluation (ICE) form by visiting the Garrison website or clicking the direct link. Leaving your contact information will ensure we can properly address your concerns. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to better serve you.

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, Grafenwoehr Chaplains, Main Post DFAC, 172 Infantry Brigade, BMEDDAC, and 2SCR. Click on the link of the desired organization to access their Facebook page.

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.

May and June ACS E-Newsletter Check out our April E-newsletter, your free monthly edition with up-to-date class information, articles and much more.

Army Family Action Plan Do you like the idea that you have dental care available for you and your Family? You can thank the person who submitted an AFAP issue! 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 Financial Readiness 24 May: Investing 102 & 103, 5-6p.m., Main Post, Bldg 244, Room 113. 16 June: Money Management, 1-3 p.m., Rose Barracks ACS, Bldg 322.

Employment Readiness 1 June& 26 July: Resume Writing, 1:30-2:30 p.m., USO Main Post, Bldg 150. 7 June & 14 July: Resume Writing, 1:30-2:30 p.m., ACS Rose Barracks, Bldg 322. 14 June& 28 July: Interview Skills, 1:30-2:30 p.m., ACS Rose Barracks, Bldg 322. 12 July: Non US Citizen Program, 1:30-2:30 p.m., ACS Rose Barracks, Bldg 322.

Relocation Readiness 25 May & 15 June: Hearts Apart Mystery Tours, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Pre-registration required, please call DSN 476-2650 or CIV 09662-83-2650. 30 May & 30 June: Smooth Move: PCS or ETS in a positive way! 10-11 a.m. Pre-registration required, please call DSN 476-2650 or CIV 09662-83-2650. 6-9 June & 25-27 July: Newcomer Orientation Level 1: Welcome to Bavaria, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Free transportation and childcare available. Please pre-register by calling DSN 476-2650 or CIV 09662-83-2650. 10 June: Newcomer Orientation Level 2: NEAT (Newcomer Exploring Area Tour), 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Free transportation and childcare available. Please pre-register by calling DSN 476-2650 or CIV 09662-83-2650.

International Spouses Club 1 June: 10 a.m. – 1p.m., Immigration and Citizenship Workshop. Pre-registration required, please call DSN 476-2650 or CIV 09662-83-2650.

Army Family Team Building 7-9 June: AFTB Level III, LEAD, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Rose Barracks, Bldg 221, Room 206. No one said Army life is easy! The AFTB mission is to educate and empower you as a member of the military community to develop skills that strengthen self-reliance, promote retention and enhance your readiness. AFTB offers three levels of classes; each will benefit you in your life, community and future. Additionally, we are seeking for qualified instructors who can also teach the levels of AFTB. Call your AFTB to get a schedule of all classes DSN 476-2237 or CIV 09662-83-2237.

Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) 2 June: Birth to Age Three Workshop, 3-4:30 p.m., Main Post, Bldg 244, Room 219. 7 June: Respite Care Provider Training, 3-4:30 p.m., Main Post, Bldg 244, Room 219. 9 June: EFMP Cooperative Lunch Hour, noon-1 p.m., Rose Barracks ACS, Bldg 322. 14 June: Health Benefits Workshop, 3:30-5 p.m., Rose Barracks ACS, Bldg 322. 16 June: Movie Bash **Please note the day was changed from May 25**, 4-6 p.m., Rose Barracks Movie Theater. Watch Kung Fu Panda 2 free for one enrolled EFMP child!

New Parent Support Program Love & Logic 25 May: For parent(s) with child(ren) 6 through 12, 12:30-2 p.m. Main Post Chapel Annex. Great Expectations & Pre Natal Yoga 27 May: 10-11:30 a.m., Rose Barracks ACS, Bldg. 322. This is a crash course for parents. Learn about those funny symptoms, what to expect during labor and delivery, what will happen after delivery, and what to do when you get home with your new arrival, breastfeeding and much more. 9-10 a.m. is prenatal yoga!

Infant Massage 3, 10, 17 & 24 June: 10:30 a.m.-noon, Netzaberg Teen Center. Bond with your baby 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. Newborn Network Every Tuesday: 1-3 p.m., Rose Barracks ACS, Bldg. 322. Every Thursday: 1-3 p.m., Main Post Library 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. Hospital Tours 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. For Parents with children ages 0 through 3 Every Tuesday: Playgroup, 9:30 - 11 a.m., Main Post Chapel Annex. Every Wednesday: Playgroup, 9:30 - 11 a.m., Rose Barracks Chapel.

Family Advocacy Program Hotlines to help: Sexual Assault Reporting 09662-83-3217 and Domestic Violence 09662-83-3218. 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 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.

Grafenwoehr Chapel community in need of Watchcare Providers If you are interested please contact the Chaplain Resource Manager or Fund Manager at DSN: 475-6583 or 475-8372; CIV 09641-83-6583 or 09641-83-8372.

Army Volunteer Corps Becoming a volunteer is easy and fun! Meet new people, network, gain experience and support your community. Do you manage volunteers? Are you an Organizational Point of Contact (OPOC)? If your answer is yes, we can teach you how manage and input your volunteer hours. Stop by your AVC office located on Rose Barracks, Bldg 221, Room 207.

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.

Main Post Thrift Store If you have some free time to spare, and would like to give back to the community, come and volunteer and meet new and exciting fun people. For more, Stop by Main Post Bldg. 508 or call 0964 1926 0377.

Sports, Fitness, Hobbies & Recreation Cabins available for rent, Rose Barracks Outdoor Recreation has 2 and 3 bedroom cabins available for short-term or long-term rent. Each cabin is fully furnished, including kitchen. Located at the Big Mike Travel Camp on Rose Barracks, these cabins are perfect or a short scenic getaway close to home, or to accommodate visiting Friends and family members. For more, DSN 476-2563.

Get Crafty! at Main Post Arts & Crafts


Learn the art of French Beaded Flower! Technique dates back to the 18 Century and is passed through families, each generation to the next. Each class will cost $25 but by joining the ―Flower of the Month‖ Club you pay a one-time fee of $25 and $5-8 per month for your kit. The flower of the month for June is ―Fuchsia‖. Contact the Arts & Crafts at DSN 4756101, CIV 09641-83-6101 for more information or go online.

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. May 25

7 p.m.

Hall Pass (R)

7 p.m.

Thor (PG-13)

Thurs. May 26

7 p.m.

Red Riding Hood (PG-13)

7 p.m.

The Adjustment Bureau (PG-13)

Fri. May 27

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

Sat. May 28

4 p.m. 7 p.m.

Sun. May 29

Wed. June 1 Thurs. June 2 Fri. June 3

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

Battle: Los Angeles (PG-13) Priest (PG-13)

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

Mars Needs Moms (PG) Priest (PG-13)

3 p.m. 7 p.m.

Rango (PG) Red Riding Hood (PG-13)

Rango (PG) Fast Five (PG-13)

4 p.m. 7 p.m.

Prom (PG) Paul (R)

Priest (PG-13) Fast Five (PG-13) Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Strange Tides (PG-13) Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Strange Tides (PG-13)

Sat. June 4

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

3 p.m. 7 p.m.

The Lincoln Lawyer (R) 7 p.m.

Sun. June 5

4 p.m. 7 p.m.

Priest (PG-13) Fast Five (PG-13)

Gnomeo & Juliet (G) Priest (PG-13)

7 p.m.

Fast Five (PG-13) Priest (PG-13) Sucker Punch (PG-13) Battle: Los Angeles (PG-13)

Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Strange Tides (PG-13) Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Strange Tides (PG-13) Lincoln Lawyer (R)

“Sealed for Freshness” A Tupperware Party Gone Awry 26 & 27 May & 2 June: at the Performing Arts Center. The mix of personalities (and number of martinis) at a Tupperware party lead to a great deal of absurd high jinks. For more, DSN 475-6426.

BINGO at the Patton Fireside Lounge 26 May: Main Post Bldg. 209. Doors open at 5 p.m. Early Bird Bingo starts at 6 p.m., regular Bingo starts at 7 p.m. For more, DSN 475-6200.

Leisure Travel Services Call DSN 475-7402, CIV 09641-83-7402 for more information or register online. Daytrips: June 4: Karlovy Vary or Stuttgart; June 5: Prague; June 11: Berlin or Neuburg an der Donau; June 12: Phantasialand Amusement Park or Lauenstein Chocolate Factory and Kronach Castle; June 18: Poland or Bavaria Film Studios; June 19: Munich Zoo or Europa Park; June 25: Black Forest and June 26: Two Castle Tour. Overnight trips 2 – 5 July: Prague, Czech Republic Passport Required. Visit a historical Castle and wine cellars to participate in wine tasting. Dine out at a Bohemian Restaurant. Tour the Jewish Quarters and enjoy a two hour boat cruise on the river through Prague with an all-you-can-eat buffet and live music. The trip includes 3 nights’ hotel accommodations with breakfast. Prices: Per adult sharing a room $309, per adult single room $419, Child (3-11) $209, Under 3 $59. Departs: Rose Barracks 7 a.m., Main Post 7:30 a.m. Sign up by June 17.

Join the Vilseck/Grafenwoehr Vipers Swim Team Practices held Monday, Wednesday and Fridays: 5:50 – 7 p.m. at the Eschenbach Hallenbad. Team opens to ages 6 – 19. For more, email or visit our website.

Main Post Bowling Center Tournament cancellation Please note: The Memorial Day Tournament, 28-30 May, announced in the current Bavarian American Magazine is cancelled.

Sports & Fitness Community Level Soccer Team Sign-up Now through May 30: If you can ―Bend it like Beckham‖ or you just like to play soccer then stop by or call your local fitness center to sign up. 2 June: Combat Cross Country Unit Competition – register your team TODAY! Show your readiness in this fun competition. Teams consist of no less than five and no more than seven Active Duty Military and must provide their own equipment. Team and Individual Awards will be presented. Unit must provide roster with all pertinent information to USAG Grafenwoehr Sport Office. Fax roster to DSN 475-6519 or email to Safety Briefing: 9:45 a.m., Run starts: 10 a.m. Call the USAG Grafenwoehr Sports & Fitness Operations Branch at DSN 475-8207, CIV 09641-83-8207 for more details.

Rose Barracks Fitness Center offering Les Mills Body Combat Classes Are you tired of just working out? Do you crave a fresh and exciting workout experience that stimulates your mind as well as your body and leaves you feeling invigorated and ready to take on life's challenges? If so, then BODYCOMBAT ® is for you! BODYCOMBAT ® combines powerhouse moves and stances developed from a range of self-defense disciplines including Karate, kickboxing, Tai Chi and Tae Kwondo, in a ―take no prisoners‖, adrenaline-pumping routine. It is an empowering, athletic workout that will have you ―fighting-fit‖ in record time! Are you tough enough to handle it? We do have other high-energy fitness classes available as well. For more, DSN 476-2214 or stop by at Bldg. 323.

Outdoor fun with Outdoor Recreation 3-5 June: Fishing Class 4 June: Hohenglucksteig Klettersteig 12 June: The Stadium Mountain in Hirschbach Valley 17-20 June: Egerer Stadtwald Hunt 19 June: Father’s Day Fishing Event 25 June: Bismarck Grotte Caving For more, DSN 476-2563.

Special Announcement from the U.S. Army Soldier Show 4 June: Do you think you have what it takes to go on tour with the U.S. Army Soldier Show? ARMY Entertainment is giving you the chance! We are now seeking talented performers to become a part of the 2012 Army Soldier Show Cats. Live auditions will take place in Grafenwoehr (Main Post) immediately following Europe’s Got Talent competition at the Performing Arts Center, Bldg 103. Contact the PAC at DSN 475-6426, CIV 09641-83-6426 to schedule your audition. Don‟t miss this once in a lifetime opportunity!

Europe‟s Got Talent 4 June: An Army Festival of the Arts event hosted by USAG Grafenwoehr. Main Post, Grafenwoehr Performing Arts Center, Bldg. 103. Youth 1 p.m., Adults 7 p.m. Come out to watch and support Europe’s most talented finalists comprised of soldiers, family members and civilians in this annual event that takes place Army wide! We have performers traveling in from all over Europe to compete for a chance to place 1st, 2nd or 3rd and cash prizes locally. In addition, all performers will be automatically entered in the Army wide Entertainment will be provided by the Grafenwoehr Performing Arts Center Singers between participant performances. For more, contact the Performing Arts Center, DSN 475-6426 or CIV 09641-83-6426.

Child, Youth and School Services – CYSS The Edge! Program is providing youth a once in a lifetime opportunity to hike the tallest peak in Germany, the Zugspitze! This hiking program, open to youth who will be entering high school in August, will begin with local hikes on Thursdays and Fridays in June, beginning on June 9, and will culminate with a 2-day hike to the top of Germany on July 7-8. This is a feat that is certainly doable, but the training hikes in June are required to ensure youth are properly prepared. The SKIESUnlimited Program is offering the following classes for children and youth: Gymnastics, Dance, Tang Soo Do, Karate, Guitar, Violin, Piano, Culinary Arts, Kinder Music, and Arts & Crafts. For more, contact Parent Central Services at DSN 475-6656 on Main Post or DSN 476-2760 on Rose Barracks or register online at online.

U.S. Forces Europe, The Army Ten Miler 9 July: Main Post Grafenwoehr Physical Fitness Center Pre-Register at online.

Step 1: Register with MWR Online Services - click on: Start a new Pre-Registration * Step 2: Upon receipt of password, enroll in applicable 10 Miler Category For more, USAG Grafenwoehr Community Recreation, DSN 475-8207, CIV 09641-83-8207 or U.S. ID card Holders - Active Duty Military, DoD Civilians, Family Members 18 years and older. * Signing in as a Guest gives you view option only! The top six Male and Female Army runners will represent Army Europe at the Army Ten Miler Race in Washington DC on Oct. 9.

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

Soccer Official‟s Clinic 14 – 18 June: Ansbach, Von Steuben Community Activity Center, start time 10 a.m. The clinic is designed to train students to become officials and train others to become officials for Military, Child and Youth School Services, DODD’s matches. Attendees will learn field mechanics, current rules, points of emphasis, and discuss changes. The clinic will culminate with a written test and practical examination. The practical examination will consist of on the field officiating. Those matches are scheduled on Saturday. To register, contact Angela Flowers, at DSN: 379-7667 or email.

FRG Pins for Downrange 15 June: Rose Barracks Bowling Center FRG’s compete to win Phone cards to contact their favorite Soldiers. The FRG knocking down the greatest number of pins will receive phone cards to be distributed as seen fit by the leaders of the FRG. A Great way to put out your information and make sure it gets passed on. Please contact us for additional information and booking at DSN 476-2576, CIV 09662-83-2576. Fill out a Free Raffle Ticket for a chance to win a Brand New BMW 328i – The ultimate Driving Machine. SPONSOR - BAVARIAN-MOTOR CARS GmbH.

Play Big! Win Big! 2011 Texas Hold'Em Tournaments Your chance to win great prizes locally and to advance to the Army-wide online final tournament. This event takes place at the Tower View, Bldg 209, Main Post on following dates: 27 May, 6 p.m., 17 June, 6 p.m. 18 June, 5 p.m. - Final, local Tournament and Qualifier. Local prize money will be given out at the 18 June. Winner will advance to the online tournament: $500 - 1st place and advance to the online finals, $200 - 2nd place, $100 - 3rd place ELIGIBILITY: Authorized MWR patrons who are 18 years or older to include military active duty personnel, reservists, guards, retirees, DOD civilians with valid military government identification cards and their immediate family members and guests of the aforementioned. MWR employees engaged in the development and implementation or direct execution of the promotion, including MWR Senior leaders and marketing staff may not participate. More info and official rules can be found here or by calling DSN 475-6200, CIV 09641-83-6200.

Bayern Rangers inline hockey tourney 20 June: The Bayern Rangers ice hockey team is hosting a free inline hockey tourney in Weiden. The format will be 4-on-4 with two 10-minute periods. Registration and warm-ups will be from 11 a.m.-noon, and the tournament will run from noon-3 p.m. (Note: This falls on a USAREUR training holiday.) The VFW Tower Post 10692 is sponsoring the tournament to welcome back 2SCR players, farewell 172nd Infantry Brigade players and reunite the Bayern Ranger founding team members. The rink is located at Dr. Martin Luther Stasse 3, 92637 Weiden. For more information, visit the Bayern Rangers’ page on facebook.

Hidden Treasures Thrift Shop Getting ready to have your soldier home? Bring your gently used items to Hidden Treasures Thrift Shop, Bldg 221 on Rose Barracks. May sales include buy 5 articles of clothing, get 1 free (excludes jeans, suits and ball gowns; equal or less value) and 5 books for $1. June sales include buy any red tag item, and get another red tag item for free and books are 10 for $2. Open 10am to 2pm Tues, Wed &Thurs. For more, DSN 476-2649, CIV 09662-83-2649 or email. Volunteers and donations are always welcome!

Mystery Book Club, Rose Barracks First Thursday of each month: This is an ongoing mystery themed book club for adults. We meet at 5:30 p.m. If you are interested in joining, DSN 476-1740, CIV 09662-83-1740.

Adult Book Club, “You can‟t read that!” First Thursday of each month: Meet new friends, enjoy a cocktail if you’d like and discuss banned books at the Patton Fireside Lounge, Main Post Bldg. 209. Group meets 7 - 8 p.m. No pre-registration required, cash bar available. For more, contact the Main Post Library at DSN 475-1740.

Java Café‟s Specials Coffee Lovers - do you like “Something Sweet”? Stop at the Java Café for that special coffee taste: Hershey Royal, Kit Kat Kicker, 3 Musketeers Hooah, Snickers Sensation and other flavors. June specials include Chicken Cordon Bleu Sandwich and Caramel Apple Blended Drink. Main Post Java Café Bar & Grill, Bldg. 612 (Bowling Center) Rose Barracks Java Café, Bldg. 607 (Langenbruck Center)

Adult Education / Training Food Handlers classes 25 May & 8 June: 6 p.m., Main Post Bldg. 539, second floor conference room. This class is mandatory for those intending to work the summer Volksfest. Walk-ins welcome. For more, DSN 476-2948.

Army Career and Alumni Program (ACAP) Upcoming classes and events Pre-Separation Briefing: Available daily: By appointment only, to schedule call DSN 476-2055 or visit Advance Resume Writing Class. 26 May: 9 a.m. – noon. Rose Barracks Bldg 355 CATC. Federal Resume (Resumix) Writing Class 24 May: 9 a.m. – noon. Rose Barracks Bldg 355 CATC. Transition Assistance Program (TAP) Workshop 17-19 May: Day 1 & 2 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Day 3 8:30 a.m. noon. Rose Barracks Bldg 378 CATC. VA and Disabled Transition Assistance Program (DTAP)

NO VA Scheduled for May. Interview Preparation 25 May: 9 – 11:30 a.m. Rose Barracks Bldg. 273 ACAP Office.

Food Handler Classes 1 June: 11:30 a.m., Rose Barracks‟ Bldg. 223, Room 1.3. This training is a requirement for anyone serving food on post. The class is limited to 20 people and runs approximately 45 minutes. To reserve a seat, call the Preventive Medicine office at DSN 476-2041/2138, CIV 09662-83-2041/2138.

UMUC Europe Summer 2011 Registration and $500 Military Family Member Scholarship University of Maryland University College Europe (UMUC Europe) announces registration for ON-SITE (face-to-face) courses is available now through June 5, with classes beginning on June 6. Registration for Europe ONLINE (distance education) courses continues through June 12, with classes starting on June 13. This summer, UMUC Europe is offering a $500 Military Family Member Scholarship. Created exclusively to help military spouses and dependents of all active-duty service members obtain a quality education, the scholarship may be used toward UMUC tuition and textbook fees for the summer 2011 session. Both new and current students are eligible to apply. For active-duty enlisted service members, UMUC is also offering the $100 Orkand Family Military Book Award. 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 HIST 217C/317C The Cultural History of London II, held on 30

July-6 August in England, and ARTH 199L/489L Picasso in Paris, held on 6-13 August in France. Visit For more information on registration, scholarships, 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.

FAST Classes, June and July 6 – 16 June: Main Post (Grafenwoehr) Education Center, Bldg. 538, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. 13 – 27 June: Rose Barracks (Vilseck) Education Center, Bldg. 223, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

18 – 29 July: Rose Barracks (Vilseck) Education Center, Bldg. 223, 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.

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. Morality and Foreign Policy: July 12 - 17 at the Vilseck Education Center This course will examine the problems of justice in going to war (jus ad bellum), justice in fighting war (jus en bello), justice in post war reconstruction (jus post bellum), and justice in the threat of force (jus ad vim). Specific issues may include preemptive/preventive war, interventions, terrorism, boundary crossings, and treatment of prisoners. Contact Area Site Director Benjamin Griffin DSN 476-2069 or DSN 475-7079 or 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. Registration is going on now. Get started today visiting online or by calling, Fe Gehrels at DSN 475-6712 or CIV 09641-83-6712.

Religious Single Women‟s Day Out 12 June: Check out the Antique Market in Regensburg. From small treasures to perfectly large special finds, you can find it all. It’s a fun treasure hunt and a great way to make new friends. Meet at the Graf Community Bank parking lot at noon to carpool. Bring Euro for shopping and dinner. Sponsored by the Garrison Chaplain’s Office. For more or to carpool from Rose Barracks, contact Laurel Hoyt 0151-14991395; email.

„Strong Bonds‟ Retreat for Couples of Families If you would like to attend a Strong Bonds retreat for Couples or Families, there is still some room on the following dates. 12-14 June: 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families. 14-16 June: Laugh Your Way To A Better Marriage. 26-28 June: PREP Marriage. For more, e-mail: and cc Include the following information in your inquiry: 1. Name/Rank of soldier and spouse 2. Unit 3. Ages of children 4. Cell phone number 5. Civilian e-mail address for time sensitive announcements after hours 6. Dates of desired retreat 7. Ages of children.

Are you having a crisis and need to speak to a chaplain? 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 Message from the Vilseck Behavioral Health Team We are all very happy that the 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment is returning. The Vilseck Behavioral Health Clinic is committed to ensuring that every Soldier is properly reintegrated. Please be aware that from time to time the normal services available at the Behavioral Health Clinic may be affected in order to take care of reintegrating Soldiers. Your patience and understanding are appreciated.

Tobacco Cessation Classes At the Vilseck Health Clinic beginning on the following dates: 12 July, 6 Sept., and 1 Nov. For more, please contact the Clinic Community Health Nurse at Civilian: 09662-83-2882 or DSN: 476-2882.

Medical in processing briefing 25 May: 3 p.m. 26 May: 9 a.m. The Grafenwoehr Health Clinic is hosting a medical in-processing briefing at the Main Post Theater. The briefing is open to all Soldiers and family members enrolled at the Grafenwoehr Health Clinic and will focus on how to access health care in the community.

Facility & Road Closures /Construction/ Openings Main Post Thrift Store, new hours and phone number Main Post Bldg. 508. Hours of operation are now Tues. & Weds., 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.; Thurs. 2 – 6 p.m. and the first Sat. of the month, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Consignments are open Tues. & Weds., 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. CIV 0964 1926 0377.

Main Post – Gettysburg Avenue Ongoing: Road repair work on the left lane and the sidewalk of Gettysburg Ave between Lee Street and the new traffic circle. Construction will be worked in phases. If necessary, traffic will be rerouted via detour signs.

Main Post – Childers Street 25 May: 3 – 6 p.m. road construction will block the right lane of Childers Street in front of the Chapel Parking Lot. Oncoming traffic will be detoured via the Community Mailroom.

Main Post POV Inspection, closure of activity 30 May, 2, 13, 23 & 24 June: The POV inspection, Bldg. 301 for American and German holidays on the dates listed.

Main Post Closure of Parking Area by Bldg. 140 Current – 10 June: The parking lot by Bldg. 140 will be closed due to re-construction. Alternate parking areas are by the Bank/Credit Union/Post Office Bldgs.

Community Bank banking centers, closure of activity 2, 13 & 23 June: All Community Bank banking centers in Germany will be closed in observance of Ascension Day, Whit Monday and Corpus Christi Day, respectively.

School News Please register now for Grafenwoehr Elementary School Fall 2011 Registration Continues Daily from 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. Your immediate registration will staff appropriately for the fall so we may provide the most thorough education possible for our children. To ensure we have the correct amount of teachers, we need to have correct enrollment. For more Valerie Sigmon CIV 09641‐83‐7133 DSN 475-7133.

Summer Robotics Camp Learn! Build! Program! Compete! Have Fun! This summer, be a part of the first annual summer Robotics camp for grades 7-12. Registration is limited to 15 students per session. Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity for your child. Registration runs until June 16. Additional information and a registration forms here .

Grafenwoehr Elementary School 27 May: STAR Assembly 1:45 p.m. 30 May: No School Memorial Day 13 June: Talent Show 14 June: Field Day (volunteers needed) 15 June: Honor Roll Assembly 1:45 p.m. 16 June: STAR Assembly 10 a.m. 16 June: Last Day of School dismiss at 11:15 a.m. 22 Aug: New Student Orientation 9 a.m. 29 Aug: First day of School for grades 1-5 6 Sept: First day of School for Kindergarten 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 Continuous School Improvement News VES staff has spent a great deal of time analyzing assessment results of the past year to determine our new focus for instruction. The analysis led us to develop 2 new goals. Our school vision of ―Vilseck Expects Success‖ will remain the same. The new goals are: 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. The staff will investigate research based interventions and strategies to help us achieve these goals. As always, parents are encouraged to participate in our Continuous School Improvement process by attending our staff development days or joining one of our committees. If you have any questions about the CSI process or would like to participate, please contact Terri Diaz or Kerri Loe at 476-2812.Enjoy a performance by the ―Cheer Reader,‖ award prizes will be given out to students for meeting reading criteria, and watch the principal meet her school challenge. Red Hot Reader‟s Month It is that time of year again where VES will host its’ wildly successful Red Hot Reader month. Traditionally it has been held during the month of March. This year, in consideration of Terra Nova testing and the movement of the Spring Break date, Red Hot Reader month will be held from 21 March-15 April. Final Red Hot reading Assemblies will take place Friday, April 15 from 8:40 – 10:15 a.m. 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

Netzaberg Elementary School 30 May: Memorial Day; NO SCHOOL 3 June: Field Day; 3rd-5th grades 8:30-1100 and K-2nd grades 11:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m. th th 16 June: Awards Ceremony for 4 and 5 grades; MPR; 9:00a.m. 16 June: Last Day of 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. 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 2011, 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 2011, 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. 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 25 May: Spring Choir Concert 6:30 p.m.; POC: Email 28 May: Netzaberg Parents/Students and Staff have an opportunity to visit Flossenburg Concentration Camp Memorial; Open to All; Meet at 12:30 p.m. in parking lot of Flossenburg Memorial for a free guided tour in English; Optional dinner together at a German restaurant; POC: Email 1 June: Principal and Parent Barbecue; Receive and review Terra Nova scores for your child at 5:30 p.m.; RSVP Email 2 June: Band Concert 5:30 p.m.; POC: Email 3 June: Commander’s Honor Roll 8 a.m. at DFAS; POC: Email 8 June: Volunteer Dinner; POC: Email 9 June: I am a Child Exhibits 5-7 p.m.; POC: Email 9 June: Knight of the Arts Exhibits and Presentations 5:30-7:00 p.m.; POC: Email 10 June: Field Day; Volunteers Needed; POC: Email th 14 June: 7 Grade Awards Ceremony 1:30 p.m in the NMS Gym; POC: Email th 15 June: 8 Grade Promotion Awards Ceremony 5:30 p.m in the NMS Gym; POC: Email th 16 June: 6 Grade Awards Ceremony 8:15 a.m in the NMS Gym; POC: Email Tutoring Club: Tuesdays from 2:45-4 p.m.; POC: Email Beginning Band Practice: Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays 3-3:45 p.m.; POC: Email Spirit Band Practice: Thursdays 3-3:45 p.m.; POC: Email 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 Bus passes: If your child has not received a permanent bus pass for this school year please Contact the buss office at 09645-917-9142. The school office is not able to issue permanent passes. If your child needs a temporary pass for the day, he/she must come to the front office first thing in the morning. 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. 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 8 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 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 4 June: The Neumarkter Flohmarkt will take place at Jurahalle and the Volksfestplatz in 92318 Neumarkt from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Flea Market offers a variety of used things such as antiques, old collectibles and typical Bavarian items. Inside the Jurahalle you will find over 100 vendors and outside will be more than 300 additional vendors. Food and drinks will be sold. If you would like to sell items email email. Selling unwanted or items that are no longer needed at the flea market is an entertaining way to spend your Saturday while also making money. Sat., 28 May: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.: in Raigering just outside of 92224 Amberg, car park at the ―Sterk‖ brewery, Hofmark 2 - 1 p.m.: in 92421 Schwandorf, Festplatz, Angerring / Nürnberger Straße (ca. 45 km / 28 miles north of Regensburg) Mon., 13 June: 8 a.m. - midday: in 92339 Beilngries, Volksfestplatz, Sandstraße (ca. 45 km / 28 miles SW of Hohenfels) - 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.: in 92345 Dietfurt, Volksfestplatz, Bahnhofstraße (ca. 35 km / 22 miles SW of Hohenfels) Sun., 26 June: 8 a.m. - midday: in 92339 Beilngries, Volksfestplatz, Sandstraße (ca. 45 km / 28 miles SW of Hohenfels)

Bayern's beste Bayern at Freihung 25 May: 3.30 p.m. Come out and cheer Freihung during the "Bavaria's best Bavarians." The community of Freihung is selected as one of 24 communities in Bavaria to compete in the Bavarian wide competition The competition is hosted by Bayern 1, the most heard radio channel in Bavaria. Freihung was selected in part because of the outstanding partnership to the U.S. community. Everyone can participate in a variety of fun games. If you are interested in participating, you need to be no later than 3 p.m. at the Harranger fest site in Freihung (next to church). It is necessary to practice all the games at 3 p.m. Games are at: 4.30 p.m. – 5.15 p.m. and 5.30 p.m. – 6.15 p.m. For more,

150th Anniversary of the Volunteer Fire Brigade 27 - 29 May: in 92637 Weiden. Program: Fri., 27 May, 8 p.m.: Festive evening in the Max-Reger-Halle, Dr.-Pfleger-Str. 17, ph 0961-48080. Sat., 28 May: at the fest site in 92637 Weiden, "Volksfestplatz", Leuchtenberger Straße: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.: Youth competition. 1 - 6 p.m.: Public training / show. 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.: Exhibition of old and new fire trucks. 7 p.m.: Rock Night with "Wyatt Earp" and "ACDX" (excellent ACDC tribute band) Sun., 29 May: at the fest site in 92637 Weiden, "Volksfestplatz", Leuchtenberger Straße: 8:15 a.m.: Mass in the Church of St. Josef (the big art nouveau church on Bürgermeister-Prechtl-Straße). 10 a.m.: "Frühschoppen" (early morning social) in the fest tent, with music by the "Original Weidener Musikanten" 2 p.m.: Festive parade through the city center with historic fire vehicles. 4 p.m.: Music by the "Original Oberpfälzer Musikanten" in the fest tent.

Fruehlingsfest = Spring Volksfest 27 May - 05 June: in 92237 Sulzbach-Rosenberg, fest site along Rosenberger Strasse / Dultplatz 2.

Fish Days 27 May - 05 June: in 90402 Nürnberg, Jakobsplatz. You'll find a huge variety of fresh fish at this market, from the "Waterkant" (north-German word for coastline) to the Bodensee (Lake Constance). "Marktschreier" (market criers) and Shanty choirs will add to the special atmosphere of this market, and various contests will be held. Opening hours: Mon. thru Sat.: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Sun.: 10:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Wine Village 27 May - 5 June: in 97070 Wuerzburg, Marktplatz (market place) The Wuerzburger Weindorf has cult status: Over 100 different Franconian wines are served in the pretty timber huts, complemented by delicious Franconian and international dishes.

Fishermen's Fest 28 May: midday - 10 p.m., in 92287 Schmidmuehlen, Festplatz Mühlenwiese (ca. 20 km / 12.5 miles NW of Hohenfels).

Summer Serenade 28 May: 7 p.m., in 92249 Vilseck, Burg Dagestein castle, courtyard.

Blue Night 28 May: 7 p.m., in 90403 Nuremberg, at numerous locations (only GE). The museums and culture institutes in Nuremberg’s city center will be open for visitors all night long, until the early Sunday morning hours. In addition, special light installations and effects will plunge the whole area into blue light (in EN), providing the perfect background for various performances. For more, CIV 0911-231-2000, or you can download their flyer as a PDF (only GE).

Sri Lanka is Guest 28 & 29 May: in 97346 Iphofen, at the Winzerhof (vineyard), Einersheimer Strasse 47, CIV 09323-875-930 (ca. 11 km / 7 miles SE of Kitzingen). Delicious Indian food and interesting entertainment (only GE) await you at the vineyard. On Saturday, you can also enjoy great cocktails and good music, starting at 7:30 p.m. Highlight will be a Bollywood-style dance performance. Sunday's program starts at 11:30 a.m. a.m. with a Jazz concert, followed by a traditional Singhalese buffet and fun

children's activities: face painting, searching for jewels, a nostalgic flying swing, and a small train. In the afternoon, coffee and cake will be on sale, and you can partake in a raffle with great prizes. Later on, Roman Krawtschenko will perform with his Youth Percussion Group who is always a guarantee for a super atmosphere.

IVV Volksmarch 28 & 29 May: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., in 92339 Beilngries. Start and end point at the Schattenhofer brewery, Hauptstraße 44. For more, contact Mr. Stanislawski, CIV 08461-591.

Citizens Fests 29 May: Hafenfest 10 a.m., in 92334 Berching, Yachthafen (port), Sollngriesbacher Straße (ca. 42 km / 26 miles west of Hohenfels). Some yachts are open for a visit and a quick look around. Model RC boats will be out on the water, and the "Seemannschor Thalmaessing" (shanty choir) will provide the musical background to a lovely fest. No admission fees. 1 - 5 June: Altstadtfest in 91522 Ansbach, city center. Lots of food, drinks, good music (Bavarian-style) and fun.

"Jubilaeumsfest" for Grafenwoehr's 650th anniversary 2 - 5 June: in 92655 Grafenwoehr. The big festivities begin on Thursday 2 June, with a "Festabend" (festive evening) in the Stadthalle. Then the BIG fest happens during the weekend - be aware of possible road closures, diversions and parking restrictions! Program subject to change in case of unforeseeable circumstances. Friday, 3 June: Music starts at 8 p.m. with bands including The Downlookers, Lufttanz-Show and the Antenee Bayern Band. DJ party to follow.

Saturday, 04 June: 2 p.m: Festive parade with the local politicians, to include Grafenwoehr's mayor, from the bridge over the Stadtweiher (city pond) to the Rathaus (cityhall) where much of the celebratory activities take place. On Marienplatz (the area to the left / west of the Rathaus): 3 p.m. until ?: round trips in Army Jeeps 3 p.m: Children's dance performance 3:45 p.m: Big Band concert with the Musikschule (music school) Pressath-Grafenwoehr 4:30 p.m: Line Dancing with the "Flying Boots" 5:30 p.m: "Rolan T." – an Elvis Show 6:30 p.m: Duo "DaCapo" with golden oldies from the 60s 7:30 p.m: Musikschule Pressath-Grafenwoehr with music from Glenn Miller 8:30 p.m: Line Dancing with the "Flying Boots" 9:30 p.m: "Rolan T." – an Elvis Show 10:30 p.m: Karaoke 11:30 p.m: Line Dancing with the "Flying Boots‖ followed by a HUGE party till the wee morning hours, with DJ Mini On Marktplatz (the area to the right / east of the Rathaus): 3 p.m.: Children's performance of Russian dances 4 p.m.: Performance of international dances by the girls from the Ely Heuss-Gymnasium (high school in Weiden) 5 p.m.: Flamenco dancers 6 p.m.: Greek dances 7 p.m.: Traditional Bavarian dances by the "Volkstanzfreunde Huetten" 8 p.m.: Bavarian music with "Die Pressather Musikanten" At the "Loewenbraeu" beer garden at the Annaberg: 2 p.m: Fest tent opens, with musical entertainment and a bar at the Felsenkeller. Every two hours, at 3 p.m., 5 p.m., 7 p.m., and 9 p.m., the bomb raid on Grafenwoehr will be re-enacted at the Felsenkeller, with genuine eye-witness reports in the narration (presumably only in German). At the Stadtpark (city park): 2 p.m: Festivities with boy scout camp, Medieval music, and some pillories Re-enactment of the expulsion of the Swedes at 4 p.m., 6 p.m., and 8 p.m. At the Kastenhof = Military Museum: 2 p.m: Festivities and party. At 3 p.m., 5 p.m. and 9 p.m., you can watch a theater performance as they take a humorous look back at Graf's long history (in GE). At the former Kommunbrauhaus (communal brewery): 2 p.m: Festivities and serving of "Zoigl" beer (community beer, only available locally), plus music. "Kuenstlermeile" = arts and more along Martin-Posser-Straße: 2 p.m: Various artisans from the local area exhibit and sell their exquisite artifacts, and invite kids to have a hand in making their own art! Children can also have their faces painted, while their parents enjoy a coffee and relax at the Kuenstlercafé.

Sunday, 05 June:

10 a.m: Church service at the Friedenskirche (the white church next to the German school / the Mexican restaurant). Followed by a festive parade to the Rathaus (city hall on Marktplatz). On Marienplatz (the area to the left / west of the Rathaus): 10 a.m: "Fruehschoppen" (early morning social gathering) with music and Bavarian delicacies. 1 p.m. until ?: round trips in Army Jeeps 2 p.m: Children's dance performance 3 p.m: Big Band concert with the Musikschule (music school) Pressath-Grafenwoehr 4 p.m: Line Dancing with the "Flying Boots" 5 p.m: Duo "DaCapo" with golden oldies from the 60s 6 p.m: "Rolan T." – an Elvis Show 7 p.m: Musikschule Pressath-Grafenwoehr with music from Glenn Miller 8 p.m: Line Dancing with the "Flying Boots" 9 p.m: Karaoke 10 p.m: "Rolan T." – an Elvis Show 11 p.m: Party with DJ Mini On Marktplatz (the area to the right / east of the Rathaus): midday: Festivities with international music 2 p.m: Children's performance of Russian dances 3 p.m: Bavarian dances with the "Volkstanzfreunde Huetten" 4 p.m: Flamenco dancers 5 p.m: Greek dances 6 p.m: Bavarian dances with the "Volkstanzfreunde Huetten" 7 p.m: Viennese music 8 p.m: Bavarian dances with the "Volkstanzfreunde Huetten" At the "Loewenbraeu" beer garden at the Annaberg: midday: Fest tent opens, with musical entertainment and a bar at the Felsenkeller. Every two hours, at 3 p.m., 5 p.m., 7 p.m., and 9 p.m., the bomb raid on Grafenwoehr will be re-enacted at the Felsenkeller, with genuine eye-witness reports in the narration (presumably only in German). At the Stadtpark (city park): midday: Festivities with boyscout camp, Medieval music, and some pillories. Re-enactment of the expulsion of the Swedes at 15.00, 17.00, 19.00, and 21.00. At the Kastenhof = Military Museum: midday: Festivities and party. At 2 p.m., 4 p.m., 6 p.m., and 8 p.m., you can watch a theater performance as they take a humorous look back at Graf's long history (in GE). At the former Kommunbrauhaus (communal brewery): midday: Festivities and serving of "Zoigl" beer (community beer, only available locally), plus music, coffee and cake. "Kuenstlermeile" = arts and more along Martin-Posser-Straße: midday: Various artisans from the local area exhibit and sell their exquisite artifacts, and invite kids to have a hand in making their own art! Children can also have their faces painted, while their parents enjoy a coffee and relax at the Kuenstlercafé. For more,

Africa Festival 2 - 5 June: in 97070 Würzburg, "Mainwiesen" fest site along Mainaustraße between the two bridges ―Brücke der Deutschen Einheit― and ―Friedensbrücke―. The Africa Festival (in EN) has been taking place for 21 years and it has become Europe’s biggest festival for African music and culture. Over the last 21 years, more than 1,400,000 visitors from Germany and other foreign countries have come to Wuerzburg's Mainwiesen to witness the cultural wealth of Africa and to participate in Africa's zest for life. Because of its great success in Germany, the Africa Festival has now found a few copiers of varying quality. To avoid confusion, the name and logo are now licensed. The dancing figures with the name Africa Festival will now and in the future be a guarantee of a high quality in music and background program.

Garden Days: Schloss- und Gartentage 2 - 5 June: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. daily, at theSchloss Dennenlohe (mansion) near 91743 Unterschwaningen (ca. 30 km / 19 miles south of Ansbach). At this Gartenmesse (only GE), up to 90 exhibitors and vendors will offer their wares in the baron's private garden, ranging from plants, rare species, garden furniture, accessories, decoration, presents and jewelry. The beautiful Park at Dennenlohe (only GE) is a fascinating place for nature lovers: visit the wonderful rhododendron park - the largest in southern Germany (open daily), or marvel at the beauty of the ―Landschaftspark‖, a patchwork of traditionally cultivated and wild landscapes. Additionally, there’s the private garden which is only open on special days, like this event. Every summer, there’s also a photo competition: send your best photos of the park via email or hard copy by 30 October to the mansion (click on link provided above), many attractive

prizes await you. Admission fees are 10 Euros per adult, children under 18 are free. Parking fees are 1 Euro. The garden is open daily 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Dogs are allowed on a leash, please bring along a bag for your dog's remains. Bicycles and inline skates are not allowed.

Fun in Diessfurt 3 June: Weissbierfest am Sportheim Diessfurt, with music by "Suedwind Buam" 4 June: 3rd Dießfurter Beach Party

Jura2000 Half Marathon 4 June: in 92339 Beilngries (ca. 45 km / 28 miles SW of Hohenfels). The 21.1 km long route leads around and through Beilngries in several rounds, or take part in a 14 km or a 7 km run. All details will be announced online (only GE). Spectators will be treated to a fun entertainment program before, during and after the race.

Stock Car Race 5 June: 11 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., near 92339 Beilngries, namely at the race track along the road between Irfersdorf and Aschbuch (ca. 45 km / 28 miles SW of Hohenfels). Qualifier for the German and Bavarian championship. Details will be announced on the Homepage of "Crash-Club Irfersdorf" (only GE). Admission: 7.- Euros pp. Families: 17.- Euros. Children under 8 are free.

Days of Old Music 10 - 13 June: in 93059 Regensburg, various locations in the city center. 14 concerts at historic locations, with music ranging from the Middle Ages to Romanticism. In addition, historic music instruments are on sale. All details are online, including the various locations (both links only in GE).

Trucker & Country Festival 10 - 13 June: in 96160 Geiselwind, Eventzentrum Autohof Strohofer, Scheinfelder Str. 21 (ca. 70 km / 43 miles NE of Nuremberg). Tickets can be bought online either for the complete event or for specific concerts only. 10 C&W bands, over 500 show trucks, a model truck show, and a large entertainment program for the whole family. 10 June: Nicki (cute Bavarian singer). Lonnie Dale's Road Band. 11 June: Danny June Smith. Truck Stop (Germany's most famous C&W band). Cripple Creek. 12 June: Carina Hager & Coral Pink. Dispatch Skulls. Tom Astor. Gunter Gabriel. Amarillo. 13 June: Church Service. Awards Ceremony. Black Eagles. Paul Krug und die Texas Wings.

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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