Monthly Archives: August 2016

Garmisch Tricare Beneficiary Services Office to Close Sept 1

  U.S. Army Medical Department Activity Bavaria Public Affairs   The Garmisch Tricare Beneficiary Services Representative Office, located on Artillery Kaserne, Bldg. 203, will officially close September 1, 2016.   The elimination of the Tricare representative in Garmisch comes as the military’s Tricare health care program for families and veterans…

August 30th, 2016 Health & Lifestyle, News

Honey bee colonies rescued from buildings set to be demolished

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Environmental Division’s Phillip Glaab and Helmut Schwindl of USAG Bavaria Directorate of Public Works recently relocated two honey bee colonies in buildings marked for demolition due to safety hazards.   Glaab identified the honey bees during the legally-required environmental review during the demolition project and contacted Helmut…

August 30th, 2016 Environmental

New Java Café at Rose Barracks Library

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — A new Java Café opened Aug. 26 at the Rose Barracks Library, and visitors can now enjoy specialty coffee drinks, all-day breakfast, grilled lunches and free Wi-Fi.   The new café, located at the Rose Barracks Library, Bldg. 227, is open for breakfast and lunch from 7…

August 29th, 2016 Health & Lifestyle, News

The Bavaria Community & Spouses’ Club: What we do

By Jan Meert, Bavaria Community & Spouses’ Club President   Don’t stop reading just because you saw “spouses” in the title!   Hopefully you also caught the “Bavarian Community” part. We are a private organization open to all DoD ID card holders — meaning active duty military, civilians, retirees, and…

August 29th, 2016 Health & Lifestyle

Software issues with new school meal program to be resolved soon

A message from the Exchange about the new school meal program.   Dear Parents/Guardian:   The Exchange School Meal Program at overseas locations has implemented a new software program that provides several new features, including an on-line application process for the Free and Reduced School Meal program.  This new process…

August 26th, 2016 Health & Lifestyle, News, School News

Exchange improves overseas school lunches this year

  Army & Air Force Exchange Service Public Affairs   The Army & Air Force Exchange Service will implement several improvements to its overseas school lunch program this year.   Starting in the fall semester, the Exchange will expand menu options, bring in higher-quality food ingredients and implement a new…

August 26th, 2016 Health & Lifestyle, News, School News

‘Salad Wednesdays’ at Tower & Rose Barracks and Hohenfels Exchange

  Army & Air Force Exchange Service news release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Soldiers wanting to eat right and save money can turn to restaurants at the Tower & Rose Barracks and Hohenfels Exchange for “Salad Wednesday.”   Every Wednesday, Tower & Rose Barracks and Hohenfels diners can take $2…

August 24th, 2016 Health & Lifestyle, News

Playground pump and stroller-friendly walks: Fun summer activities with small children

GARMISCH, Germany — Two New Parent Support Programs, coordinated by Army Community Service’s Kara Tobin, connect family members in Garmisch this summer.   Both programs offer an opportunity for fitness, fresh air and chatting with other parents.   The Playground Pump group meets at one of the playgrounds in the…

August 23rd, 2016 News, School News

USAG Bavaria 1 of 6 garrisons selected for Soldier transition pilot program

  U.S. Army Human Resources Command news release   From Aug. 27 – Sept. 1, a team from the Soldier for Life – Transition Assistance Program (SFL-TAP) Office located at Ft. Knox, KY is visiting USAG Bavaria to train senior leaders, government staff, and contract staff on a new Army…

August 22nd, 2016 News

6 ways to avoid problems with your German phone contract

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — In her twenty years with U.S. Army legal teams, German attorney Mechthild Benkert says the most frequent issue troubling her DoD clients has not changed. It’s German phone contracts, she says without hesitation.   “I think people automatically assume things are the same in Germany as in…

August 18th, 2016 Legal Issues