Beaming lanterns, smiles at NES during annual lantern walk

By Sonja Foxworthy, teacher, Netzaberg Elementary School   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Dozens of kindergarten and first grade students, along with their parents and school staff, participated in the 2nd Annual St. Martin’s Day Lantern Walk Nov. 2, 2017 at Netzaberg Elementary School.   One week before the event, NES students decorated their…

Need a Job in Hohenfels?

  By Nickayla Myers-Garner, school liaison officer, U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria – Hohenfels   HOHENFELS, Germany – U.S Army Garrison Bavaria’s Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, Child and Youth Services, and Army Community Services hosted a job fair and resume building class for the Hohenfels community.   The event…

Teachers explore Hohenfels, delve into ‘The Box’

By Nickayla Myers-Garner, Hohenfels School Liaison Officer   HOHENFELS, Germany — On a blistery fall afternoon, U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria’s Hohenfels Public Affairs Specialist and Hohenfels history expert, Norbert Wittl, took an eager group of Hohenfels teachers to explore “The Box.”    USAG Bavaria’s Hohenfels Training Area is divided into…

USAG Bavaria readies fleet for journey home

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — After nine months in Europe supporting Operation Atlantic Resolve, the 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division’s fleet of combat vehicles are removing their temporary woodland colors and reverting to their original desert tan in preparation for the trip home to Fort Carson, Colorado.  …

USAG Bavaria commissaries now accept Military Star Card

  Army & Air Force Exchange Services Press Release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — To offer greater convenience to service members and their families and further strengthen funding of critical military Quality-of-Life programs, the military exchanges’ Exchange Credit Program has expanded acceptance of the Military Star card to Commissaries around the…

5 things you should know about ‘black ice’

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Winter driving isn’t only about dealing with snow. Ice on the road is a real threat.   Black ice, in particular, is dangerous because it’s invisible (the term “black ice” being somewhat of a misnomer). However, you can better protect yourself by understanding and knowing…

USAG Bavaria Thrift Shops: A great place to shop

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – U. S. Army Garrison Bavaria has thrift shops available in four of its five communities: Tower Barracks, Rose Barracks, Hohenfels and Garmisch.   Locations and hours   The thrift shop on Tower Barracks is located in Bldg. 508. It is open on Tuesdays and Wednesdays…

USAG Bavaria Sexual Harassment/Assault Response & Prevention resources

The SHARP program’s mission is to reduce with an aim toward eliminating sexual offenses within the Army through cultural change, prevention, intervention, investigation, accountability, advocacy/response, assessment and training to sustain the All-Volunteer Force.   The Army’s SHARP Program Is an integrated, proactive effort by the Army to end sexual harassment…

Holiday tree lighting ceremonies at USAG Bavaria

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Installations at U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria welcome holiday cheer with their own festivities.   Ceremonies will be held on Tower Barracks in Grafenwoehr, Rose Barracks in Vilseck, Hohenfels and Artillery Kaserne at Garmisch.   Garmisch – Dec. 1, 5:30 p.m.   The Garmisch Winterfest is Dec.…

#BavariaWeatherEyes – Expand visibility, influence weather decisions

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Staying informed of weather and road conditions is easy. But understanding what occurs between the fall of the first snowflake and the decisions that follow is more complex.   Inclement weather that arrives during the fall and winter months sets into motion a series of events…