Tower tours offered at Tower Barracks during summer 2017

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Tours of the historic water tower on Tower Barracks are now being offered throughout the summer of 2017.   Tours are open to community members with installation access. Tour dates and times are:   Thursday, July 13, 9 – 11 a.m.   Tuesday, July 25, 9…

Army’s claims process for personal property damages, losses changes July 5

  FORT KNOX — The Army has created a new office at Fort Knox to process Soldiers’ claims for personal property losses incident to government service, known as the Center for Personnel Claims Support, or CPCS. The new center will be fully operational July 5, 2017.   These claims are…

Which pets can or can’t be taken back stateside

By Robert Szostek, USEUCOM Customs Public Affairs   People moving stateside this summer may take most types of pets with them if they plan ahead.   However, endangered species laws prevent people from taking some turtles, birds and reptiles to the United States.   “Dogs must be free of disease…

What to know if you get pulled over in Germany

  By Emily Jennings, USAG Wiesbaden Public Affairs   WIESBADEN, Germany — Driving on the roads in a foreign country where you don’t speak the language fluently can be nerve wracking enough. But imagine getting pulled over by police. That’s what happened last month when Tony Muñoz, a Department of…

Rose and Tower Barracks schools to release students early on Thursdays

  The Department of Defense Education Activity’s Grafenwoehr schools, in collaboration with USAG Bavaria, will be releasing students one hour early every Thursday. The early release will begin in the 2017/2018 school year.   The class times for the schools are: Vilseck Elementary School: 8:25 a.m. to 2:35 p.m. except…

2017 Experience Spring Contest Winners

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Environmental Division congratulates the families and students who participated in this years’ Experience Spring contest.   One family along with eight classes from Netzaberg, Vilseck and Hohenfels Elementary Schools submitted entries. The purpose of the contest is to encourage children to explore nature, learn about local…

Christine Anne Fiala: Questions with a retired Soldier following her dreams

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — In 2016, Christine Anne Fiala opened an art studio located at Alte Amberger Strasse 2, 92655 Grafenwoehr.  The studio is a continuing pursuit of her life-long dream, which she began with her first class of four students in 2014.   Creative Art Fundamentals, LLC offers a…

Law enforcement to issue fines for illegal parking in Netzaberg

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Eschenbach Polizei and Garrison Emergency Services will be taking a more pro-active approach to traffic violations in the Netzaberg housing area.   Although Netzaberg is a base for Army Family Housing in the U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria community, the town falls under the jurisdiction of the German…

Food Handler courses offered in time for Volksfest

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — USAG Bavaria is offering several Food Handler courses from now through August 2 to allow anyone handling food at the upcoming Grafenwoehr German-American Volksfest the opportunity to obtain an active food handler certificate before the festivities begin.   Department of Defense’s food safety regulations require personnel…

Veterans can now check eligibility to shop Exchange online

  AAFES news release   DALLAS – As the Department of Defense’s military exchange services prepare to welcome potentially 13 million honorably discharged Veterans back to their military families this coming Veteran’s Day, VetVerify.org has launched to confirm eligibility to receive a lifelong military exchange online shopping.   Veterans may…