Monthly Archives: November 2016

Falkenberg Castle: 1000 years of emotional history

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Tons of castles are scattered across Germany, but the Falkenberg Castle is unique. With stones constructions over 1,000 years old, the castle is designed to withstand attacks.   This massive example of architecture is just a half hour ride from Grafenwoehr. Over the decades it has been…

November 30th, 2016 Travel

ACES turns spotlight on education support professionals

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Army Continuing Education System celebrates Education Support Professionals Day by recognizing three outstanding faculty members who support local education initiatives with administrative, counseling and testing services.   The celebration is part of the National Education Association’s 95th annual American Education Week, which ran from Nov.…

November 29th, 2016 News, School News

8 ways to give back during the holidays at USAG Bavaria

By Victoria Thompson, USAG Bavaria Public Affairs   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The holidays are a great time to pause, express gratitude and celebrate all life’s blessings. It’s also a time of incredible need for many. Here are eight ways you can give time, energy or gifts to the community this season.   1.  Donate…

November 28th, 2016 Health & Lifestyle, News

18th CSSB and the challenge of supporting fallen enemies

Grafenwoehr’s 18th CSSB supports recovery of fallen WWI and WII Soldiers     GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Soldiers with 18th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion here have been fundraising the last several months to support a non-profit organization that recovers fallen World War I and II Soldiers — regardless of nationality —…

November 23rd, 2016 News

Turning waste into warmth for 200 buildings on-post Hohenfels

By Paul Hlawatsch, USAG Bavaria Directorate of Public Works   HOHENFELS, Germany — When President Obama signed Executive Order 13693 “Planning for the Sustainability in the Next Decade” Mar. 19, 2015, Hohenfels military community — part of USAG Bavaria — was already one step ahead.   EO 13693 calls for…

November 22nd, 2016 Environmental, News

Wolves make a comeback in Bavaria

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — A wolf was spotted in the Grafenwoehr Training Area a few months ago by a federal forester and photographed by a German Federal Forest Service wildlife camera.   Wolf sightings were reported September 2016 in the expansive training area of Grafenwoehr, prompting immediate garrison response measures.…

November 20th, 2016 Environmental, News

AAFES Black Friday sales begin early on Tower Barracks

Army & Air Force Exchange Service  News Release   The Tower Barracks Main Store will open its doors on Black Friday to offer deals on the hottest holiday gift items, including a Hewlett Packard 15.6 inch Notebook for just $149, a MacBook Air for only $589 and $130 off a…

November 19th, 2016 News

Students sow seeds and harvest knowledge in school gardens

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Autumn is a time of harvest, and student farmers from Netzaberg, Grafenwoehr and Vilseck Elementary Schools are doing just that in their school gardens.   In gardens filled with flowers, vegetables, fruits and herbs, students are discovering where food comes from and what it takes to grow…

November 17th, 2016 Environmental, News, School News

Bank information stolen from off-post ATM skimming near Tower Barracks

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Hundreds of bank card and personal identification numbers were reportedly stolen over an October weekend by skimmers attached to ATMs located off-post Tower Barracks, according to bank officials here.   An estimated 800 accounts were affected and tens of thousands of dollars was stolen from the Grafenwoehr…

November 16th, 2016 News

Know before you go: Holiday season hours & closures

  Happy holidays from U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria! The following on-post offices and services will be closed or have limited hours during holiday weekends. Check back throughout the month for updates. Closures and hours changes are also listed throughout the year on the Facilities & Closures calendar at www.bavaria.army.mil/calendar/facilities.htm.   For more…

November 15th, 2016 News