Monthly Archives: October 2015

SOFA stamp a must before leaving Germany

 WIESBADEN, Germany – Many of us take trips to the United States and elsewhere at this time of year.   But don’t leave Germany without a valid Status of Forces Agreement stamp or card because you will need it when you come back to Germany.   German immigration officials report…

October 30th, 2015 News

Families learn more from STEAM Night at Netzaberg Elementary School

Story written by, Kristy Shelly, Netzaberg Elementary School Librarian   NETZABERG, Germany — Imagine packing science, technology, engineering, art and math all in a single 2-hour event. Well, that’s just what Netzaberg Elementary School did Oct. 2 during STEAM night with 100 families and teachers.   The event, which will…

October 29th, 2015 News, School News

Ghostly encounters transpire close to Grafenwoehr

FREIHUNG, Germany — Whether it’s the boogeyman, Freddy Krueger or monsters under the bed, we all have something that makes the hair on the back of our neck stand up. Maybe it’s that moment when you see something out of the corner of your eye, turn and it’s gone; or…

October 28th, 2015 News, Travel

Large items to throw out? Bulk item pick-up scheduled for Rose and Tower Barracks

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — For Soldiers and families living on Rose and Tower Barracks, now’s the chance to clear out those large items that are just taking up space.   As part of U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria’s Fall Cleanup, bulk items will be picked up Thu, Nov. 19 at the housing…

October 27th, 2015 Environmental, News

Town hall notes: Refugee situation and USAG Bavaria housing

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Europe is experiencing the largest migration of refugees and internally displaced persons since World War II, leaving many here with questions and concerns: As a Soldier or family member, will I be affected? Why is this happening and how can I help?   Col. Mark Colbrook, commander…

October 25th, 2015 Commander Talk, News

Backcountry bliss in Germany

BERCHTESGADEN, Germany — We were a baker’s dozen; a motley crew of U.S. Army Garrison Grafenwoehr civilian employees determined to tame the Alps.   For four days, we hiked, crawled, stumbled and traversed our way through the lush and sometimes stark scenery of Southern Germany, fueled solely by determination and…

October 22nd, 2015 Travel

Things you didn’t know: Dining with Bavarians

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — It is customary for many landlords and nearby residents to invite their new tenants and neighbors into their home for dinner. But if you’re new to the area, anticipate some slight differences.   Read ahead to enter this cultural experience well prepared and remember, glasses will be…

October 20th, 2015 Things You Didn't Know

Flu shots, mist available at USAG Bavaria

  Bavaria Health Command press release   VILSECK, Germany – Coughing, sneezing, fever, aches… Flu season is here. It’s the time of year you can expect to notice more of these symptoms in your family, friends, or coworkers. But it doesn’t have to be that way. The flu vaccination is…

October 17th, 2015 Health & Lifestyle, News

Commissaries at USAG Bavaria to offer in-store Wi-Fi

By Kevin L. Robinson,DeCA public affairs specialist   Note: To access a video related to this news release, go to https://youtu.be/G_-rESoN01Q   FORT LEE, Va. – The last phase of the Defense Commissary Agency’s in-store Wi-Fi rollout schedule begins Oct. 19 as the agency opens Internet access for patrons at…

October 17th, 2015 News

Town hall Oct. 20 to discuss refugee situation

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — A town hall will be held at 3 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 20, to update USAG Bavaria community members on the housing of refugees and asylum seekers in nearby cities.   Col. Mark Colbrook, commander of USAG Bavaria, will provide an overview and address any concerns. The town…

October 16th, 2015 News