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American Women's Activities, Germany Oberpfalz Chapter spokeswoman Roseanna Cintron.

American Women's Activities, Germany Oberpfalz Chapter spokeswoman Roseanna Cintron. (Seth Robson / S&S)

GRAFENWÖHR, Germany — American Women’s Activities, Germany will hold a conference Nov. 17, featuring classes geared toward spouses of deployed soldiers at Vilseck.

AWAG Oberpfalz Chapter spokeswoman Roseanna Cintron said the all-day event — to be held at Vilseck’s Combined Arms Training Center building — will include 16 classes for volunteers along with some fun classes related to life in Germany.

“This one-day conference will offer many enrichment classes focusing on volunteering, self-improvement and professional development along with a few lighter sessions such as ‘Antique/Flea Market Shopping’ and ‘Living in Bavaria,’” she said.

A lot of the classes are geared toward spouses of deployed soldiers, Cintron said.

“Many have things about leadership and how to become more involved in volunteering to give the spouses a focus while their husbands are downrange,” she said.

Vilseck has a large population of spouses whose husbands are serving 15-month tours in Iraq with the 2nd Cavalry (Stryker) Regiment.

Cintron, a Grafenwöhr Thrift Shop volunteer, said the conference costs $20. Deadline to sign up for the conference is Monday, and people can register via e-mail at: Oberpfalz@awag.us.

AWAG, which has five chapters in Germany along with chapters in Britain, Italy and Benelux, will host its four-day annual conference in Garmisch, Germany, in April, she said.

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Seth Robson is a Tokyo-based reporter who has been with Stars and Stripes since 2003. He has been stationed in Japan, South Korea and Germany, with frequent assignments to Iraq, Afghanistan, Haiti, Australia and the Philippines.

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