Monthly Archives: June 2016

How to recycle at USAG Bavaria

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Leftovers, beer bottles and broken appliances: in the trash they go. Tossing everything in one waste bin may be acceptable in the United States, but at USAG Bavaria, it’s illegal.  DOD personnel stationed in Germany must sort trash and recycle.   Host nation and Installation…

June 30th, 2016 Environmental, Health & Lifestyle, News

Training support packages now available for Army civilians

Provided by Center for the Army Profession and Ethic, TRADOC   The Center for the Army Profession and Ethic (CAPE) at the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command has added a training support package for the Army Civilian Corps to its collection of training products. These training products support America’s…

June 30th, 2016 News

Read for the Win: Summer reading program kicks off at Garmisch Library

GARMISCH, Germany — During the months of June and July, the library will host a variety of free activities for children of all ages to encourage and support a love of reading.   About 20 children and a few moms joined Ben Write and Sally Read for the first get-together at…

June 28th, 2016 News

Exchange expands layaway items for back-to-school season

  Army & Air Force Exchange Service news release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is helping military students head to the top of the class during the 2016-17 school year by extending its layaway program to include computers and tablets needed to succeed in…

June 28th, 2016 News, School News

Traveling this summer? What you need to know

  USAG Bavaria Security Office news release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Summer is here and that means sunny days, school breaks and for many of us – travel.   If you’re one of the many Americans who will be traveling around to explore this summer, there are some things to…

June 27th, 2016 Safety & Security Bytes

DoD releases policy for civilian employee phased retirement program

DoD News, Defense Media Activity   WASHINGTON — Defense Department officials released a department-wide policy for the Phased Retirement Program, a new human resources tool that allows retirement-eligible full-time civilian employees to request to work part-time while receiving a portion of their retirement annuity.   As more employees become eligible…

June 23rd, 2016 Health & Lifestyle, News

Claims tip: File your notice of loss or damage within 75 days

7th Army JMTC Legal Office news release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Now that you’ve PCS-ed here and your household goods have likely arrived, you must provide notice of loss or damage to the moving company, also known as the Transportation Service Provider, or TSP, within 75 days of delivery.  …

June 20th, 2016 Legal Issues

Red Cross gives First Aid training to Local National employees at Garmisch

GARMISCH, Germany — The American Red Cross recently administered First Aid training to Local National employees of the USAG Bavaria – Garmisch Community.   The Garmisch Community Safety Manager, Andreas Tuerk, arranged and coordinated four classes over the course of two weeks to provide several opportunities to attend a beginner…

June 15th, 2016 Health & Lifestyle

Shopping the Grafenwoehr Exchange pays dividends

Army & Air Force Exchange news release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Soldiers and their families who shopped and dined at Army & Air Force Exchange Service stores and restaurants on Tower & Rose Barracks and Hohenfels generated $1,532,519 last year for Army quality-of-life programs, making Tower & Rose Barracks and…

June 15th, 2016 News

Hohenfels Education Center offers various resources for Soldiers, families

By Lorain Ambrocio, Hohenfels Education Center staff writer   HOHENFELS, Germany — The quick typing of keys echoes off the concrete walls in symphony with ringing telephones, shuffling papers and greetings of “how can we help you today?”   Disguised as a traditional office building, the Hohenfels Education Center is…

June 14th, 2016 News