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COMMUNITY NEWSLETTER

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

23 March 2011

Army Emergency Relief program Donate today AER is the Army's own emergency financial assistance organization and is dedicated to "Helping the Army Take Care of Its Own.‖ AER provides commanders a valuable asset in accomplishing their basic command responsibility for the morale and welfare of soldiers. AER provides emergency financial assistance in the form of no-interest loans or grants to Soldiers, as well as tuition assistance for Family members. In 2010, AER provided $69.7 million in financial relief to 62,000 Soldiers and their Families. Funding for the program comes from voluntary donations by Soldiers and civilians, plus investments made by AER.

AER funds are made available to commanders having AER Sections to provide emergency financial assistance to soldiers - active & retired - and their dependents when there is a valid need.

For more, visit the AER website or contact

Read all about it in your community newspaper. Your DSN: 475-8432 or email. community, your


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

Tax season is here Go to http://www.grafenwoehr.army.mil/tax.asp for tax forms, FAQs, tax center info and more! Contact your local tax center: Main Post, Bldg. 216, DSN 475-9258, CIV 09641-83-9258 Tues through Fri, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Mon, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., walk-ins and scheduled appointments available. Rose Barracks, Bldg. 245, 1st floor, DSN 476-2714, CIV 09662-83-2714. Mon-Fri, 9 a.m.-noon, 1-5 p.m. (Closed daily noon-1 p.m. for lunch), walk-ins and scheduled appointments available. Please note: Tax Center still open during construction. Access to Bldg 216 available through Argonne Rd. Additional parking also available in Tower Inn Parking Lot.

ESSO scheduled system outage 23 – 24 March: This outage only impacts the creation of ESSO Fuel Ration Cards in Germany, fuel purchases at Exchange and ESSO stations will not be impacted.. The outage begins March 23 at 11 p.m. and ends March 24, 7 a.m. (Central European Time).

Interactive Customer Evaluation (ICE) Training Schedule 24 March: Main Post, Bldg 244 Room 123-1, Class 1, 8:30 – 10:30 a.m., Class 2, 2 - 4 p.m. (note afternoon time change) 12 May: Camp Normandy, Bldg 3144, Digital Training Center, Class 1, 8:30 – 10:30 a.m., Class 2, 1 – 3 p.m. For more or to register, DSN 475 – 6034 / 8881.

“Support our Youth” Scholarship Gala 26 March: 6 – 10 p.m., at the Tower View Conference Center. Event will include a scholarship give away, buffet style dining, guest speaker MG Byron Bagby and DJ entertainment. Tickets are $35 per person or $55 a couple. For more, Mr Anthony Mayne at 015115652982 or Mrs Sandra Boney at 015168892515, email. Gala presented by the Booker T. Alexander Consistory #117 in conjunction with Golden Gate Assembly #94.

GCSC 2011-2012 Scholarship Program Deadline 28 March: The Grafenwoehr Community and Spouses' Club is offering academic scholarship awards for the 2011-2012 academic years to senior students and family members (spouses and dependents). This is a tremendous opportunity for eligible military and civilian family members from the Grafenwoehr, Vilseck, Netzaberg and surrounding military communities desiring to pursue a secondary education. Applications will be accepted until close of business on Monday March, 28 at u p.m. Scholarships will be awarded during the last week of April. Application forms and scholarship requirements can be found on the Scholarship page of the GCSC website. For more, contact George Linka, GCSC Scholarship chair at DSN 475-6108 or CIV 09641-83-6108 or email.

Potluck brunch for mothers of children with special needs 29 March: 10 – 11:30 a.m., Netzaberg Teen center Café. Please join us for our first, organizational brunch for mothers of children with special needs. We understand that being a mother of a special needs child can be challenging, particularly when you are in a foreign country, away from friends and family. You may feel lonely, isolated, or stressed, especially when your spouse is away from home. The teen center café is a wonderful facility next to Netzaberg Middle School. Coffee, juice, eggs, and rolls will be provided. Bring a dish to share, if you would like. If you are unable to bring something, please join us anyway! Children welcome! For more, email Dr. Debra Davidson, School Psychologist / District Autism Consultant DoDDS-Bavaria District, or call 09645 917 9224.

Rose Barracks Dog Park Ribbon Cutting Ceremony 1 April: Join us at the grand opening at 10 a.m. The Dog Park will be located off of Soldiers Road, across from Little Mike Lake. The park is in a fenced area where folks can take their dogs and allow them to play and exercise off-leash. It is a controlled environment where dog owners take responsibility for their dog’s actions while allowing them to socialize, play and get much needed exercise. 21 May: Pet fair and doggie Fashion show! 11a.m. Strap on those leashes —- get your pet out of the house for an ultimate Doggie Fashion Show!! Contest Entry is free with donation of pet food. 4 contests for all doggie sizes and doggie shapes! Including *Most Unique Dog, *Most Unique Trick, *Most Creative


Costume and *Best of Show. USAG Grafenwoehr Veterinarian Clinic will be on s ite for FREE Pet Registration, Flea and Tick Products, as well as info on spaying, neutering and Micro-chipping and many other services.

Frankfurt benefits office to change phone number 4 April: The Federal Benefits Unit in Frankfurt will have a new telephone number to call starting April 4 if you need assistance with Social Security, Medicare or Veterans Administration issues. The new number is 069-905551-110. All previous extensions and phone numbers will be discontinued on April 4. The Federal Benefits Unit, Frankfurt may also be reached at FBU.Frankfurt@ssa.gov or by FAX at 069-749352.

2SCR Regimental Town Hall Meeting 5 April: Rose Barracks Theater at 6:30 p.m. The 2D SCR Rear-D Commander, LTC McCulley will be speaking about the upcoming redeployment of our Soldiers. Special Opening Childcare is available at CDC/SAS Rose Barracks. You can make your reservation by calling CDC directly at 09662-83-2651 or SAS 09662-83-2556. You can also register online. Please keep in mind that all children have to be registered with CYS in order to take advantage of this "free" service. Hope to see you there.

The Asymmetric Warfare Group (AWG) Recruiting Team 6 - 7 April: 10:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m., at the Education Center, Main Post Bldg. 538, Room 4. The AWG is seeking senior NCOs and Officers for our Operational Advisor Teams with unique skills and possessing the following attributes to include operational/combat experience, capable of independent and small team operations, ability to assess complex situations and develop innovative solutions, excellent communication skills and desire to effect change to the Army’s culture. Operational Advisors (ASI U9) positions are available to active duty NCOs (SFC – SGM) and officers (MAJ –LTC). Our Operational Advisors are the center piece of the AWG. Staffed by seasoned warfighters and functional experts, these advisors become the “Center of Excellence” for innovative thinking and developing new tactics and countermeasures to defeat asymmetric threats. Operational Support and Staff (ASI U8) positions are available to active duty NCOs (SGT – SFC) and officers (CPT - LTC). Although our Operational Advisors represent the center of AWG, they cannot accomplish their mission without the hand-picked experts of our Operational Support and Staff personnel. To see if you qualify and to learn more information about AWG opportunities, please attend a briefings, visit online or contact the AWG recruiting team at 1-301-768-6159 or DSN 312-733-5366.

Calling all crafters 9 April: The Hohenfels Community and Spouses Club is looking for crafters to sell their handmade goods during an Art Fair. The event will take place in the Hohenfels Community Activities Center from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Interested artist may sign up or receive further information through email. Deadline to sign up is April 1.

172d Support Battalion Fashion Show 13 April: 6 p.m., Finney Gymnasium Conn Barracks, Schweinfurt, Germany Fashion trends they come and go, so let the 172d Support Battalion will lead the way in showing Schweinfurt and the surrounding areas the latest in high fashion. Witness the evolution of fashion from the 70s, 80s, 90s and today.

Annual Overseas Housing Allowance Utilities Expense Survey Extended until 15 April: This is intended for all military personnel who reside off-post in privately leased or rental housing under the OHA program and in-country (Germany) for six or more months. Homeowners should not take this survey as historically their expense data is different from renters upon which this program is based. The survey is currently available here. For more Randall D. Ries, DSN 370-3884, email or William Gordon, DSN 370-3888, email.

2011 European Cyber Ball 22 April: Calling all Signal and Intelligence units: The 5th Signal Command will celebrate ―Strong Beginnings‖ at the 2011 European Cyber Ball at the historic Wiesbaden Kurhaus. Contact your unit POC for more information. Purchase your tickets now by logging on to the website.


Report of Birth & Tourist Passport applications 28 April: The Grafenwoehr Passport Office, in conjunction with the U.S. Consulate in Frankfurt, will be accepting Report of Birth & Tourist Passport applications, on this date from 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m., at Rose Barracks, Bldg. 134, Multi-Purpose Building. Representatives from DHS, USCIS, immigrant visas, social security administration and veterans’ benefits will also be available. For more, contact the Grafenwoehr Passport Office at DSN 475-8699, CIV 09641-83-8699, or by email.

1st Annual 5Km Run/Walk to Remember Fallen Soldiers and Survivors 7 May: 9 a.m., Rose Barracks Cavalry Chapel. The entire community is invited to run or walk to remember our fallen heroes and show support to their Survivors and Families. Event is supported by ACS Survivor Outreach Services, American Red Cross, USO, Grafenwoehr and Vilseck Community Spouses Club. The run/walk is pet, stroller and wheelchair friendly. Please register online NLT May 5 by visiting online or email ACS.

Customs clearance a MUST when selling cars in Germany U.S. personnel can avoid big trouble by getting a customs ―Permit to Transfer‖ when transferring a USAREUR-plated vehicle to a non-ID cardholder in Germany. It is essential to get a permit to transfer before you sell, donate or transfer a car to a German car dealer, junkyard or person who is not an ID card holder. If you do not obtain this permit, you will eventually fail to clear vehicle registration when it is time to PCS. Customs authorities also may require you to prove what happened to the vehicle. The ―Permit to Transfer‖ (AE Form 550-175B) is available at the U.S. Forces customs office serving your garrison. More information on selling personal property in Germany the right way is available online or by contacting your local U.S. Forces customs office.

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.

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.

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

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.

DPW Energy Saving Tips of the Week Save Energy at Work --- Turn off office equipment when not in use. Reduce energy consumption and equipment wear by setting computers, monitors, and copiers to sleep-mode. Better yet, turn them all the way off if you are not going to use them for an extended period of time, particularly when you go home at the end of the workday. To keep it simple, just plug your computer, scanner and printer into one power strip that can be switched off after shutting down your computer. Do the same with the microwave in the office lunchroom, and other office appliances which are always on otherwise. Over your lunch break; turn off your computer monitor. This will save energy without losing your work or having to reboot. Encourage your co-workers to do the same.


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 graf.acs@eur.army.mil for info.

Seeking “Welcome Home Squad” Your ACS Mobilization and Deployment Program is looking for male and female community members of all ages to be part of the ―Welcome Home Squad.‖ This team will participate in Homecoming events to show gratitude to geographical bachelor/ette Soldiers and single Soldiers. If you are motivated by a sense of community, enjoy knowing that every Soldier will be welcomed home, enjoys seeking a Soldier smile, wants to make a difference, or simply wants to show gratitude to our Soldiers then you have what it takes to be part of the ―Welcome Home Squad!‖ Contact ACS Main Post, DSN 475-8371 or 09641-8371 NLT April 15 or email

ACS Special Events 1-15 April: Clothesline Project for Child Abuse Prevention Month Display, Grafenwoehr AAFES Food Court. 1-30 April: Autism Awareness Month, email for event listing. 1-30 April: Sexual Assault Awareness Month, 10-11 a.m., Rose Barracks, Bldg. 221, Room 207. 27 April: DENIM DAY, all day, everywhere. 30 April: Women Self Defense, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Main Post Fitness Center 30 April: Karoke and Open Mic Night, time TBD, Rose Barracks Warrior Zone.

ACS Readiness, classes Employment Readiness GED Preparation Class: 17 March, 10-11:30 a.m., Rose Barracks Chapel, Bldg. 205. Need an extra boost preparing for the GED test? Free tutoring will be provided on all subject areas. Class is limited to five (5) participants. Please make your reservation in advance by calling ACS at DSN 476-2650 or CIV 09662-83-2650. 6 April: Resume Writing and Resumix, 1:30-2:30 p.m., USO Main Post, Bldg 150. 12 April: Resume Writing and Resumix, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Rose Barracks ACS, Bldg 322. 13 April: Non-US Citizen Employment Program, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Rose Barracks Bldg 322.

Financial Readiness 7 April: Checking Account Maintenance, 1-3 p.m., Rose Barracks ACS, Bldg 322. 21 April: Money Management, 1-3 p.m., Rose Barracks ACS, Bldg 322.

Relocation Readiness 11-14 April: Newcomer Orientation Level I, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., pre-registration required, please call DSN 476-2650 or CIV 09662-83-2650. 15 April: Newcomer Orientation Level II, 9 a.m. –5 p.m., pre-registration required, please call DSN 476-2650 or CIV 09662-83-2650.

International Spouses Club 1 April: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Blowing Your Own Crystal Ball Tour! Pre-registration required, please call DSN 476-2650 or CIV 09662-83-2650.

Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) April is Autism Awareness Month. Have questions? Email EFMP directly. 6 April: Free Bowling, 4-6 p.m., Rose Barracks Bowling Center. 7 April: EFMP Cooperative Lunch Hour, noon-1 p.m., Main Post, Bldg 244, Rm 219 8 April: “Normal People Scare Me” 3:30-5 p.m. This is a compelling documentary depicting the lives of those who have Autism. 21 April: Free Bowling, 4-6 p.m., Main Post Bowling Center, Bldg 612.

New Parent Support Program Great Expectations & Pre Natal Yoga 25 March & 29 April: 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!

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.

Love & Logic 30 March: For parent(s) with child(ren) 6 through 12, 12:30-2 p.m. Main Post Chapel Annex. 20 & 27 April: For parent(s) with child(ren) 0 through 6, 12:30-2 p.m. Main Post Chapel Annex.

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. 1, 8 & 15 April: At Ease! Stress Management Session 1, Noon-1:30 p.m., Rose Barracks ACS, Bldg 322. Relieve stress and express yourself through art, journaling, and guided imagery while learning about the signs and symptoms of stress and how to manage it in your life.

Mobilization and Deployment Your ACS Mobilization and Deployment Program is now offering three different RESET Training sessions to help Families manage and embrace the changes that occur when our Soldiers deploy. These classes will help guide you to transition positively after the long separation and give you an idea of what to expect upon your Soldier’s redeployment. RESET covers everything from reconnecting and communication to tips on understanding children’s reactions to a Soldier’s return. Childcare vouchers are available at the end of each session.

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.

Army Family Team Building 26 - 27 April: AFTB Level I, LEARN, 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. We are seeking for qualified instructors who can also teach the levels of AFTB! What are you waiting for? Call your AFTB to get a schedule of all classes DSN 476-2237 or CIV 09662-83-2237.

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.

ACS March E-Newsletter Check out our monthly E-Newsletter! Receive information, up-to-date class schedule, articles, recipes and more! Download the March edition, USAG Grafenwoehr Publications.

Volunteers and other help needed 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.

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. 6 & 20 April: Organizational Point of Contact (OPOC) Training, 10-11 a.m., Rose Barracks, Bldg. 221, Room 207. 13 April: Volunteer Management Training, 10-11 a.m., Rose Barracks, Bldg. 221, Room 207.

Track and field coaches needed Vilseck High school is asking for volunteers to help coach their spring track and field team. We will need volunteer sprint and distance coaches as well as coaches for all field events. Practices run daily from 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. If interested please contact Eric Mead or call 0151-506-35708.

GCSC Thrift has reopened Back by popular demand! Donations and consignments are currently being accepted. In addition, volunteers are needed. Hours are Tues.-Wed.10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Thurs. 2 – 6 p.m. and first Saturday of the month, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. For more, Amanda at 09641-926-0377.

Donations, volunteers welcome at Hidden Treasures Thrift Shop SPRING cleaning? Bring your gently used items to the thrift shop, Rose Barracks Bldg. 221. Additionally, the shop is in need of volunteers. Open 10am to 2pm Tues, Wed &Thurs. For more, DSN 476-2649, CIV 09662-83-2649.

Sports, Fitness, Hobbies & Recreation 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 Wed. March 23 Thurs. March 24 Fri. March 25

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

Gulliver’s Travel (PG) Season Of The Witch (PG-13) Country Strong (PG-13) The Fighter (R)

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

Mars Needs Moms (PG) Tron: Legacy (PG) Hall Pass (R) Country Strong (PG-13) True Grit (PG-13) The Green Hornet (PG-13) Paul (R) Country Strong (PG-13) The Rite (PG-13) Rango (PG) Paul (R)

Sat. March 26 Sun. March 27 Wed. March 30 Thurs. March 31 Fri. April 1 Sat. April 2 Sun. April 3

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

Rango (PG) Gulliver’s Travel (PG) Mars Needs Moms (PG) Hall Pass (R) True Grit (PG-13) Country Strong (PG-13) Mars Needs Moms (PG) The Dilemma (PG-13) The Fighter (R) Country Strong (PG-13) Rango (PG) The Rite (PG-13) Rango (PG) Paul (R) The Green Hornet (PG-13)

Child, Youth & School Services NEWS Family Child Care Openings Need childcare? Family Child Care Homes in Kaltenbrunn, Schwarzenbach, Netzaberg, Vilseck and Rose Barracks now have the following slots available: Full Time, Part Time and Hourly for ages 4 weeks to 12 years. If you are interested please contact Parent Central Services at DSN 475-6656, CIV 09641-83-6656 or DSN 476-2760, CIV 09662-83-2760. SKIESUnlimited offering Culinary Arts Classes for Youth Ongoing: Join us - it’s fun! Classes offered at Rose Barracks and Netzaberg Youth Center for ages 12-18. Cost is $70 per month and includes a take-home meal at the end of each class. Sign up at Parent Central Services online. Spring Sports


Current: Registration is ongoing for T-Ball, Baseball, Softball, Soccer and Track. Fun, fitness and team spirit - let your kid be part of it! For more, contact Parent Central Services or register online.

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, contact the Rose Barracks ODR at DSN 476-2563.

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., Local Events 26 March: Mardi Gras Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Theta Rho International Chapter, presents Annual Mardi Gras Scholarship Fundraiser, Kelly Club, Kelley Barracks, 2000-0200hrs, 289 Plieninger St., Stuttagrt-Mohringen. Event includes Social Hour, poetry Slam, Step Show, Party favors and Live DJ. 23 April: Talent Hunt Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Theta Rho International Chapter, presents the Annual Talent Hunt Program for High School Students, Patch Community Center, Patch Barracks Stuttagrt-Vaihingen. We are looking st nd rd for Musicians, Singers, Spoken Word and Dancers. 1 Place $400, 2 Place $250 and 3 Place $ 100. Trophies and Prizes for all Participants. For auditions contact Talenthunt@thetarhoques.com, for more, Mike Lambert 0151-2243-7559 or Mike Griffin DSN 475-9172.

Lend me a Tenor – Opens this weekend! Don't miss this hilarious show at the Performing Arts Center – Main Post Bldg. 103. Show runs March 25 - 26 & April 1 - 2 at 7 p.m. and March 27 and April 3 at 2 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the door; $7 Adults; $5 under age 18; $15 Family Pass.

Summer Hire Application accepted March 27 – May 22: The 2011 Grafenwoehr Summer Hire Program, which includes child care, clerical and labor positions for family members between the ages of 14 and 22, will run June 20 - July 29. For more, contact the Grafenwoehr point of contact, Pamela Kelly, at DSN 475-8801, CIV 09641-83-8801.

FRG Basket Auction 28 - 30 March: The 69th Signal Family Readiness Group is hosting a silent basket auction, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Graf PX. Come out and bid for themed baskets such as; Bavaria, Italian Night, Belgian Chocolate, and many more. For more, CIV 015111-57-2743.

April sales at Hidden Treasures Thrift Shop April: During the month, sales include buy one stuffed animal; get one free and 50% off winter merchandise. Open 10am to 2pm Tues, Wed &Thurs. and Saturday Apr. 9. For more, DSN 476-2649, CIV 09662-83-2649, or email.

Softball Tryouts 2 – 3 April: The USAG Grafenwoehr male and female community level softball teams will be hosting tryouts both days starting at 2 p.m. on Main Post softball complex behind Bldg. 170. For more, Mr Jack Peterson 0160-94780292.

Spring Skiing with the Bavarian Ski Club 8 - 10 April: Enjoy spring skiing with the Bavarian Ski Club at the Stubai Glacier in Austria with guaranteed snow. 220 Euros includes travel, 2 nights with breakfast and dinner and lift pass. 29 April - 1 May: Final trip of the season! Ski Ischgl, Austria during our end of the year party featuring a mountain concert with The Killers. For more, visit our website or send an email. See you on the slopes!!!

Leisure Travel Services Call DSN 475-7402, CIV 09641-83-7402 for more information or register online.

Daytrips 2 April & 7 May: Karlovy Vary, and the Asian Dragon Market, Czech Republic - passport required. 3 April: Prague 8 April: Berlin


10 April: Dachau/ Munich National Museum 16 April: Bayreuth/ Little Berlin 23 April: Dresden 15 May: LegoLand 22 May: Chiemsee Castle 30 April: Geiselwind amusement park 14 May: Nuremberg Zoo

Overnight Trips 16 – 17 April: Spa trip in Soelden, Austria 6 – 8 May: Lucerne and Zurich, Switzerland 26 – 30 May: Copenhagen, Denmark & Malmo, Sweden 23 – 27 June: Rome, Vicenza & Verona, Italy

Easter "EGG"Stravaganza 24 April: The Vilseck Community and Spouses Club is hosting a Easter Egg Hunt 1p.m., Big Mike Park, Rose Barracks. Pictures with the Easter Bunny, Jumpy Castle, Face Painter, DJ, Food and Drinks.

VFW Tower Post 10692 monthly meetings Second Tuesday of each month: The Post will meet at 6 p.m. in Main Post Bldg. 505. Find Post 10692 on Facebook or call CIV 01628278035 for more.

Adult Education / Training Warrant Officer Recruiting Team Brief 25 & 28 March: Main Post Tower View Conference Room, 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. A Warrant Officer Recruiting Team from Recruiting Command, Fort Knox, Kentucky will brief on qualifications and application procedures to Soldiers interested in becoming U.S. Army Warrant Officers. For more, MSG Phillips at DSN (312) 536-0458 or CIV (502) 626-0458.

EEO and Prevention of Sexual Harassment classroom Training (POSH) 30 March: 9 – 10 a.m. Vilseck Education Center, Bldg. 223, Room 1.3. All new DAC supervisors/employees and new military supervisors of civilian employees are required to attend initial classroom EEO and POSH training. This training includes an overview of the EEO complaints process, the NO FEAR Act, Alternative Dispute Resolution (Mediation), and Reasonable Accommodation. The training is required every two years. Please notify the EEO office in advance at DSN 475-6390 or email to register for the training. If you would like to schedule the EEO/POSH classroom training at your worksite, please call the EEO office at DSN 475-6390.

UMUC Europe Spring 2011 Session Registration Field study courses provide students with an opportunity to travel and explore Europe while earning university credit. Two upcoming courses are Scotland: Culture, Literature, and History (ENGL 288I/388I) held in historic sites throughout Scotland and History and Culture of Naples (HIST 217F/317F) held in Italy. Both courses meet on May 15 - 21 and have a registration deadline of April 24. Visit our website or email for details. For more information, contact a local UMUC field representative, visit www.ed.umuc.edu, or contact UMUC Europe at DSN 314-370-6762 or CIV +49-(0)6221-3780. UMUC Europe is also on Twitter and Facebook.

Army Career and Alumni Program (ACAP) All Classes by appointment only, to schedule call DSN 476-2055 or visit the website. Pre-Separation Briefing: Available daily: By appointment only. 24 March: Federal Resume (Resumix) Writing Class, 1 – 4 p.m. Rose Barracks Bldg. 355 CATC. Appointment only. 5-7 April: Transition Assistance Program (TAP) Workshop, Day 1 & 2, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Day 3 8:30 a.m. noon. Rose Barracks Bldg 134 Mutli-Purpose Center. Appointment only.

Rose Barracks Education Computer Lab hours for April Rose Barracks (Vilseck) Education Center’s computer lab daily operating hours will be from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday – Friday (closed 8 & 11 April for training holiday), and evening hours from 5 – 10 p.m., Monday through Thursday. The


computer lab has internet access with CAC card readers and is open to all adult community members. For more, DSN 476-2457/2753.

FAST Class 18 – 29 April: Main Post 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 Education Center at DSN 476-2753 or Main Post Education Center at DSN 475-6219/6786.

Mandatory TARP, SETA, OPSEC and Anti-Terrorism Training Together with the 66th Military Intelligence Group, JMTC Intelligence and Security, and the United States Army Garrison Grafenwoehr (Antiterrorism and Security Divisions) will be conducting the quarterly community Threat Awareness and Reporting Program (TARP), Security Education Training Awareness (SETA), Operation Security (OPSEC), and Antiterrorism Level 1 Refresher Training. 5 April: 9 – 11:30 a.m. (US employees) 1:30 – 2:30 p.m., (LN employees). Main Post, Tower Theater, Bldg. 620. 6 April: 10:30 – 11:30 a.m., (LN employees), 1:30 – 4 p.m. (US employees). Rose Barracks, Post Theater, Bldg. 354. This training is a mandatory annual requirement for all DoD personnel including Military, AF/NAF (both US and LN); U.S. Contractor employees are welcome.

The University of Oklahoma Offers: Quantitative Research Methods Add/Drop Date 18 April: Course Date 17 -22 May: at the Vilseck Education Center. This course introduces the study of communication from a scientific perspective. While some statistics will be included in the course, no prior knowledge is required. For more, Area Site Director Benjamin Griffin DSN 476-2069 or 475-7079 or email.

LSEI CLASS for April 25 – 29 April: 8 a.m. – noon. Main Post (Grafenwoehr) Education Center is currently enrolling Soldiers in the Leader Skill Enhancement Instruction (LSEI Class) ―Counseling Techniques‖. This course examines the counseling role of supervisors and emphasizes speaking, listening, and writing skills through simulated counseling situations and the preparation of the leadership counseling forms. The course is free and open to all Non-Commissioned Officers. Those successfully completing the course will earn one semester hour of college credit from Central Texas College. Class size is limited to twenty students so enroll today. For more information, and to register, please contact Rose Barracks (Vilseck Education Center) at 476-2653/3292 or Main Post (Grafenwoehr Education Center) at 475-6219/6786.

Religious Lenten program Sundays, now until Easter: The Catholic Community is offering a special season of spiritual renewal each Sunday after Mass at the Main Post Chapel Annex and Rose Barrack’s Social Hall after each respected mass. Take home your free book ―Rediscovering Catholicism‖ by Matthew Kelly and discuss the beauty of the faith. For more, contact Mr. Jeff Fox DSN 476-3696, CIV 0966283- 3696.

Jewish Shabbat services Jewish Shabbat Services will be held the 1st and 3rd Friday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the Main Post Chapel Annex (across the street from the CMR/USO/Community Bank). Services are open to everyone, Oneg following services. For more info, contact Sgt. First Class Howard: 475-9664 or Cpt. Fastow: 475-7190.

Meditation at Main Post Chapel Annex 1st and 3rd Monday, 6 p.m. Main Post Chapel Annex, 2nd floor. Instruction in meditation is available. All are welcome regardless of religious affiliation. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and arrive a few minutes early if coming for the first time. Chairs and cushions for meditation are provided. For more, contact through email.


AWANA Children’s Club Sundays: 3:30 p.m., Main Post Chapel Annex.

Interdenominational Fellowship Sundays: Pentecostal Worship Every Sunday Evening 6 p.m. at the Vilseck Chapel with Pastors: CH (Ltc.) Paul Lasley & Rev. Richard Boettiger. Child care available. International ensemble of musicians will lead musical worship. For more, DSN 476-3346 or email. Please note: the hours of this service will change to 3 p.m. beginning Feb. 20.

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. DUTY CHAPLAIN CIV 0162‑296‑0838. During business hours: Main Post Chapel: DSN 475-1570, CIV 09641-83-1570. Rose Barracks Cavalry Chapel: DSN 476-1570, CIV 09662-83-1570.

Health & Medical, Red Cross, VET Corner Tobacco Cessation Classes At the Vilseck Health Clinic beginning on the following dates: 29 March, 17 May, 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.

Gastric Bypass Support Group 30 March: The support group will meets at 5:30 p.m. on the third floor conference room of the Main Post Library adjacent to the medical clinic. Get your questions answered regarding weight loss surgery in Germany. Don Prater, PA-C will be there to answer any medical questions as well as any questions about application or preparations for the surgery. A clothes exchange is also available. For more, email Don Prater, or call DSN 475-7553.

Army Health Clinics to open full days on Fridays Beginning the week of April 4: The Army health clinics in Bavaria will be open full days on Fridays. As a result, the clinics will no longer schedule appointments after noon on Thursdays to accommodate staff training time. For more, Main Post DSN 475-7152/8307 or Rose Barracks DSN 476-2804.

Babysitter’s Training with CPR/AED and First Aid Certification 21 - 22 April: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m., Rose Barracks American Red Cross Bldg. 162 (Across from SATO travel). For more, Rose Barracks Red Cross DSN 476-1760, CIV 09662-83-1760, Main Post Red Cross, DSN 475-1760, CIV: 09641-83-1760 or enroll online. Seats are limited.

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

Facility & Road Closures /Construction/ Openings Main Post Closure of Parking Area by Bldg 140 4 April – 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.

Main Post Closure of Childers Street 18 - 21 April: Portion of Childers Street, starting at the southern edge of Bldg 150 until Shiloh Ave intersection will be closed due to work associated with the parking lot by bBdg 140. Oncoming traffic from the post office can continue onto Shiloh Ave. Traffic from Gettysburg Ave onto Childers will continue left by the bank (between Bldg. 106 & 150). Detour signs will be posted.


Grafenwoehr Postal Service Center, new entrances Current: The Grafenwoehr Postal Service Center lobby throughway has been blocked to accommodate renovations. To receive Postal Finance services, customers are asked to use the new entrance on the North Side. For Mailroom services, customers are asked to use the South entrance near the vending machines. We apologize for any inconvenience and we appreciate patience as a better Postal Service Center is made. For more, DSN 475‑6333.

Main Post Traffic Circle, current road and traffic revisions Now – end of April: Total closure of the north part of Wilbur Road between the Grafenwoehr Water Tower and the new traffic circle. Traffic from Gate 1 to reach the JMTC HQ, Bank and Community Mailroom area will be detoured via Argonne Ave and Gettysburg Ave. During this phase traffic through the construction site will be limited to: east to west or east to south. All other traffic will reroute via Saratoga Avenue. The one lane available on Gettysburg Ave. of the southern portion of the traffic circle will only allow traffic flow from east to west (USAG HQ – JMTC HQ, Mailroom ...) and south towards Burger King and to access Concord Road (Tower Theater). Traffic from the JMTC HQ, Bank Community Mail Room and Service Credit Union area will have to leave via Childers/York Road or Shiloh Ave. Since it is not possible to allow oncoming traffic between Burger King and the Traffic circle the right lane of Wilbur Road will be blocked right after the access to/from Burger King. Additional road construction work on Fisher Street will block thru-traffic. Access to and from the Grafenwoehr Tax Office (Bldg 216) will be via Argonne Ave. Directions for alternate pedestrian and vehicle traffic will be posted.

School News DXM Community Awareness Campaign Poster Competition Vilseck High School Students (deadline March 29) and Netzaberg Middle School (deadline March 30) are eligible to participate. Three winners will be selected from each school and one of the winners will be voted by judges as the overall winner. 1st Place $200, 5 other top picks get $60 each. Listen for announcements at your school for the person designated to collect posters. No late entries - sorry. Poster Theme: ―DXM - Awareness and Alternatives‖ The Poster must be a message that educates the Public about‖what DXM is and the risks associated with misuse and abuse.‖ The Poster must also have a message of what are ―healthy alternatives to drug abuse." Poster must have the theme written, incorporated or designed on the poster front. Creativity is encouraged. Poster Size: The Poster must be 22 inches (wide) x 28 inches (tall); the design must be vertical. The student must write their name, grade and school on the back of the poster and turn the poster in flat and not rolled up. Poster size is the regular full size sheet of a poster board sold at the PX. Design of Poster: Poster must be original art work by the student—pencil, ink, paint, photography, graphic art, computer generated art or a combination. No copyrighted material is to be used on the poster. Design can be a combination of words and art work. Judging Takes Place April 5: Winning posters and all other posters will be on display in public areas of the Grafenwohr/Vilseck Military Community. Visit the following website for inspiration, www.dxmstories.com and www.drugfree.org. For more, Nancy Nolin 475-8930, Irma Vasquez 475-8520 or Roderick Cole at 475-8960.

Monthly Parent Seminars Doris Boyd, BMEDDAC School Based Behavioral Health Specialist, will lead seminars on a variety of parenting resources and topics. Seminars are open to all parents. Event to be held at the Netzaberg Elementary School in the Counselors’ Corner. Light refreshments will be provided. 14 April: Anger Management - Getting to know the anger in your child and communicating with your child…when he or she does not want to listen, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. 12 May: Deployment Part II - Helping your child cope and thrive during deployment, 1 – 2:30 p.m. Please contact your Seminar Facilitators if you have any questions; Doris Boyd, BMEDDAC School Based Behavioral Health Specialist or Mary Corrigan, School Counselor. DSN 472-9185.

Community Wide Yard Sale, Spots available 30 April: Sale will take place at Grafenwoehr Elementary School from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. (set up begins at 8 a.m.) Monies raised from table sales directly benefit our children. Table cost to rent a spot: $15. You are responsible for take down and set up of your table. Please bring small bills and change for your customers. GES does not provide change.


Additionally, PTA not responsible for lost/stolen items. Request to rent space due by April 22 to your child’s teacher or the office at the school, call Mrs. Reeder at DSN 475-7133 or contact the Graf ES PTA by email.

Grafenwoehr Elementary School 29 March: Child Find (children 3-5) For more, McPhail, CIV 09641-83-7133 or email. (Read below for more) 28 April: Science Fair (read below for more) Grafenwoehr Elementary School Developmental Screenings for children 3-5 years old: Do you suspect that your child may have difficulties with running, jumping, climbing, coloring, or writing? Speaking clearly, expressing themselves or, understanding what they are asked or told? Learning colors, shapes, letters, numbers, or counting? Connecting with others, independence, or tantrums? Eating, dressing, or grooming skills? Child Find is a process designed to screen, refer, and identify children with suspected disabilities who may be eligible to receive special education and related services. Developmental Screening appointments are available throughout the school year. Community-wide screenings 29 March. EDIS offers a free screening of children less than 3 years of age to determine if your child is meeting his/her developmental milestones. DSN 476.3221 CIV 09662.83.3221. Grafenwoehr Elementary School’s Science Fair: 6 – 7 p.m. in the school’s cafeteria. Come see what all our little Albert Einsteins and Madame Curies have been up to in the lab! For more, DSN 475-7133. The Grafenwoehr Elementary PTA has received great support so far this year from our parents. We would like to remind you that if you intended to join the PTA, it is not too late. Contact DSN 475-7133 or email for more information. School Office Hours School Hours Important Phone Numbers Mon.‑ Fri. 7 a.m.–4 p.m. Mon.‑ Fri. 8:15 a.m.‑2:35 p.m. CIV 09641‑837133 DSN 475‑7133

Vilseck Elementary School 21 March-15 April: Read Hot Readers Month (Read below). 7 April: Bedtime Stories, 5 – 6:30 p.m. Dress up in your favorite p.j’s and enjoy story time. 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 Asemblies 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

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30 March: 3 Annual Math Night Out, MPR, 3:30p.m.-5:00p.m. 6 April: Last day to make a donation to the ―Dragons to the Rescue‖ Project 7 April: Deadline for submissions for the ―Billion Acts of Green‖ Contest 14 April: Parent Seminar, Anger Management, 1:30p.m-2:30p.m. 18-22 April: Spring Break Dragons to the Rescue: Netzaberg Elementary School Dragons have always been there for one another. We are like a family. It is now time to step up and help our friends in Japan who have been hit with a devastating earthquake and tsunami. Netzaberg Elementary School will make a donation to ―Save the Children‖. Donations will be accepted until Wednesday, April 6, 2011. A Billion Acts of Green: You are the future. It is your responsibility to save this planet…not only for yourselves and your children…but also for many generations to come. How can you be one of the ―Billion Acts of Green‖? What can you do to make a difference? What can others do to make a difference? How can one person help the earth? Share your thoughts about the earth by words or by picture. Write a poem. Draw a picture. Write a letter. Paint a picture. Write an essay.


Entries may not be larger than 8 ½‖ x 11‖. It must be an original work. It may be hand illustrated, hand written, or typed. Computer graphics are limited to formatting, fonts, borders, and shading. Entries are due to the ―A Billion Acts of Green‖ Contest box in the office by April 7. Parent Seminars: Please join us for our monthly ―Parent Seminars‖. Doris Boyd, our BMEDDAC School Based Behavioral Health Specialist, will lead these seminars. Each seminar will offer a variety of parenting resources on a different topic each month. All seminars are open to parents and will be held at Netzaberg Elementary School in the Counselors’ Corner. April’s Topic: Anger Management – Getting to know the anger in your child; communicating with your child…when he or she does not want to listen. 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 24 March: PTSA Basket Raffle Come join the fun and try your luck at winning baskets put together by our students and teachers! Each basket has a different theme. Baskets will be available to view 15-24 March in the office and raffle tickets are on sale every day at lunch for $1 each, 6 for $5, or 13 for $10. 31 March: Principal’s/Parents’ Chat and Spaghetti Dinner: Conversation and eating together; what could be better? Contact the school if you can join Dr. Child’s for spaghetti dinner and the Principal’s Chat at 5:30 p.m.; POC: Email 30 April: Family Consumer Science Club Fund Raiser: The FCSC will sponsor a fund raiser on Saturday, 30 Apr from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Schoolhouse Antiques will be in the MPR. VAT forms are accepted. POC: Email 30 April: PTSA Flea Market: The NMS PTSA will sponsor a flea market on Saturday from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. POC: Email 6-8 April: Spring Registration for School Year 2011-2012; POC: Email rd 7 April: Last day of 3 quarter 16-24 April: Spring break 27 April: National Junior Honor Society induction ceremony; 6 p.m. in the gym Drama Practice: Mondays from 2:45-4:30 p.m.; POC: Email Tutoring Club: Tuesdays from 2:45-4:00 p.m.; POC: Email Yearbook Club: Tuesdays from 3:00-4:00 p.m through March.; 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 Sports Club: Tuesdays and Thursdays 3 – 4 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. Lunch accounts: To use the online service you will need to set up an account at http://www.mealpayplus.com/. If you are new to the area you will need to open a Horizon account at the PX or the school cafeteria. 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

Earth Hour: In the Dark Saturday, 26 March: On this evening, in celebration of Earth Day, people around the world are encouraged to switch off their lights for one hour between 8:30 – 9:30 p.m. View details here.

Flea markets All flea markets are listed here by zip code. 26 March: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.: in Raigering just outside of 92224 Amberg, car park at the ―Sterk‖ brewery, Hofmark 2 27 March: 8 a.m. - midday: in 92339 Beilngries, Volksfestplatz, Sandstraße (ca. 45 km / 28 miles SW of Hohenfels). 2 April: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.: in 92637 Weiden, Volksfestplatz, Leuchtenberger Straße. 2 April: The Neumarkter Flohmarkt will take place at Jurahalle and the Volksfestplatz in 92318 Neumarkt from 7 a.m. - 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 200 additional vendors. If you would like to sell items email for details. . 3 April: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.: in 93059 Regensburg, RT-Halle, Schopperplatz 6 (right next to the Dultplatz where the Volksfest, Dult is held, Am Europakanal). 9 April: 7 a.m. - 2 p.m.: in 92224 Amberg, Dultplatz, Bruno-Hofer-Straße. 10 April: 8 a.m. - midday: in 92339 Beilngries, Volksfestplatz, Sandstraße (ca. 45 km / 28 miles SW of Hohenfels) 16 April: 6 a.m. - 2 p.m.: in 92637 Weiden, at the Spielvereinigung ("Am Langen Steg" subdivision, near hospital).

Motorcycle Fair 26 & 27 March: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. in 92318 Neumarkt, Jurahallen, Festplatz 2 (ca. 45 km / 28 miles west of Hohenfels). A fascinating fair for all bikers! You'll find "normal" bikes, custom bikes, scooters, clothes and information on special bike trips. There will also be used bikes on sale. Further details are online (only GE).

“Maya the bee and her adventures” The Grafenwoehr Youth Choir “Sin falta” invites all families to their 1st musical presentation. 27 March: 5:30 p.m. at the Jugendheim in Grafenwoehr (next to the Stadthalle). Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance at Spielwaren Gradl or at the Sparkasse Grafenwoehr for €4 (adults) and €2 (under the age of 15.) Door opens 1 hour prior to start time.

Sommerzeit - Start of Daylight Saving Time 27 March: It's time to set the clocks AHEAD one hour. Remember: Spring Forward, Fall Back.

In concert 29 March: Woody Allen & his New Orleans Jazz Band, 8 p.m., in 81667 Munich, Philharmonie im Gasteig, Rosenheimer Str. 5 - 8. Yes, this is THE Woody Allen! Tickets. 30 March: The Ten Tenors. 8 p.m., in 90478 Nuremberg, Meistersingerhalle, Münchener Str. 21, CIV 0911-231-8000. Tickets via Kultur Information, Königstr. 93, 90402 Nuremberg, CIV 0911-231-4000, or online. More about the artist: Homepage. YouTube. MySpace.

Wine Fest "Weinfreundschaften" 1 - 3 April: in 97346 Iphofen (ca. 11 km / 7 miles SE of Kitzingen) Local wine makers, confectioners and restaurateurs come together every two years and present their delicious delicatessen. On Saturday and Sunday, local and international wines can be sampled and bought in stalls all around the town center. All details in here.

Tour of the Nuremberg Trials Courtroom 600 2 April: The German American Men's Club of Nuremberg is offering an english tour at 4 p.m., Baerenschanzstr. 72, Nuremberg. The area around courtroom 600 has been recently renovated to facilitate and visualize the history of the


trials. Free to members, 7.50 Euros per person for guests, limited to 20 participants. Please make reservation no later than 30 March via phone, email or fax (09131-991505). For directions, Brian Wrede Cell 0170-8378-576.

Wuerzburg Volksfest 2 - 17 April: in 97082 Würzburg, "Talavera" fest site between Mainaustraße and Georg-Eydel-Strasse. Opening times of the fest: Mon. - Thu. 2 p.m. - midnight. Fri. + Sat. 2 p.m. - 1 a.m. Sun. 1 p.m. - midnight. Opening times of the tents: Mon. - Thu. midday - midnight. Fri. midday - 1 a.m. Sat. 11 a.m. - 1 a.m. Sun. 11 a.m. - midnight.

Mineral and Fossil Fair 3 April: in 92670 Windischeschenbach, "KTB" (where the attempt to drill the world's deepest hole was made), am Bohrturm 1 (ca. 20 km / 13 miles north of Weiden). Admission: 3.- Euros per adult, 1.- Euro per child.

Modelmaking Exhibition 3 April: in 92334 Berching, Volksschule, Schulstraße 17 (ca. 42 km / 26 miles west of Hohenfels), 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Enjoy a show with flight models and vehicle models. Children can have a go at putting a model plane together. Free entry.

Easter Market 3 April: 92334 Berching, Europahalle, Schlesierstraße (ca. 42 km / 26 miles west of Hohenfels), 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Show and sales market of Easter articles and ornaments. Coffee and cake on sale. Admission 1.- Euro pp.

The Grand Russian State Circus 14 - 17 April: in 96052 Bamberg, Plärrerplatz along Berliner Ring / Memmelsdorfer Straße (Breitenau subdivision). With this festive gala program, the "Oleg Popov Jubilee Tour," the Grand Russian State Circus wishes to thank his famous Clown Oleg Popov for his unique life work, and celebrate his 80th birthday. Of course this calls for a stunning show full of diversity and surprises. In addition, the organizers will hold a special Russian evening at each location of the tour, with cultural entertainment from Moscow and St. Petersburg, a special Croissant breakfast, and a "Blini Festival". To find out more details such as dates and locations, or to order your tickets, click on the homepage of the Organiser just scroll to the desired city.

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.

13 April 7 p.m. Dinner and conversation at Koh Samui Restaurant Im Markwinkel 1, 92655 Grafenwoehr, Germany


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