German supervisors attend training to support employee well-being

                                            GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Thirty-seven local national supervisors attended the Mental Health, Resiliency, Occupational Well-Being, Suicide Prevention awareness training here to help employees cope with, and overcome, emotional or…

OPINION: Jobs, volunteer work, my saving grace as a military wife

  When we landed in Germany, the air was cold and snow was falling softly to the ground, painting a beautiful winter wonderland.   Like most, we were placed in a hotel and given a few weeks to find somewhere to live. Not knowing anyone and having to find a…

Possible wolf may roam Hohenfels Training Area

HOHENFELS, Germany — An adult female red deer was found dead inside the Hohenfels Training Area in early January. The Bavarian Ministry for Environment (LfU) took DNA samples of the deer and determined that it was killed by a wolf of the central European population.   There is a possibility…

Grafenwoehr, Vilseck Burger Kings temporarily close

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Tower and Rose Barracks Burger King locations temporarily close from Feb. 20 – 26 for extensive building renovations.   The facilities, including the indoor dining areas and drive-thrus, will suspend operations for a week while kitchen units are updated.   The complete closure, which follows other…

Meet the Chaplain: Maj. Kevin Hovan

  Chaplains provide support to service members and military families and ensure religious rights are observed in the Army community. They perform many duties, from conducting religious services and leading marriage retreats to deploying in combat zones with infantry units. They work to make the Army stronger by helping to…

Classes, events to help USAG Bavaria save

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — USAG Bavaria launches its DOD-wide Military Saves campaign in February.  Throughout the week of Feb. 27 to March 4, ACS’s Financial Readiness Program offers classes and other resources to encourage saving.   Publicly take the Military Saves Pledge during Military Saves Week and vow to improve your…

RSO ball brings Bavaria community together

  By Col. Kevin Pies, USAG Bavaria Garrison Chaplain   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — USAG Bavaria community members and religious groups gathered at the new chapel in Netzaberg Feb. 10 for a formal, Valentine’s Day-inspired military ball.   The USAG Bavaria Religious Support Office, Women of the Chapel groups and over…

Garrison employees provide feedback on how to do ‘less with less’

By Nathan Van Schaik and Camelia Streff, USAG Bavaria Public Affairs   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The deputy to the garrison commander here recently asked all garrison employees at an all-hands assembly for ways to scale back on inefficiencies and improve services.   U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria’s Annette Evans solicited employee…

Contracting enables readiness at the point of need

Regional Contracting Office Bavaria news release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Staff Sgt. Reonel Delacruz from the 928th Contracting Battalion joined Capt. Bobby Payne of the 3rd Armor Brigade Combat Team (ABCT), 4th Infantry Division Feb. 3, 2017 as he inspected and received leased vehicles desperately needed in support of Iron…

USAG Bavaria sponsorship rodeo in Vilseck Feb 15 for sponsors

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria holds its annual Total Army Sponsorship Program Rodeo Wednesday, Feb. 15 from 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Multipurpose Facility, Bldg. 134 on Rose Barracks.   The rodeo is designed to give leaders, supervisors, sponsors and potential sponsors the resources they…