Monthly Archives: January 2017

African American History Month – Enriching the American Journey

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — This February, USAG Bavaria invites the community to celebrate the historical contributions of African American men and women in the military, honoring their remarkable accomplishments. African Americans have honorably answered the call to duty and bravely fought in every U.S. conflict for more than 200 years.…

January 31st, 2017 News

Beware of Army Emergency Relief scam

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — A new scam involving the use of fraudulent checks and mobile deposit apps to gain access to service members’ and their families’ bank accounts has surfaced,  according to a memo just released by Army Emergency Relief.   The Army Emergency Relief headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, recently reported…

January 31st, 2017 News, Safety & Security Bytes

What you need to know about Avian Influenza in Europe

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — There has been an increase in Avian Influenza across Europe and Germany with wild and domestic birds contracting the disease.   Avian Influenza is the bird flu, and the strain H5N8 has become prevalent according to news sources. Currently, humans are unaffected, and in an effort to…

January 30th, 2017 Health & Lifestyle, News, Safety & Security Bytes

Resources for tax season

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Filing your taxes while stationed overseas might seem tricky, a variety of resources are available to help Military families. Whether its online, in-person, at your own pace or using drop-off services, you’ve got choices.   This tax season is Jan. 23 – Apr. 18, and as U.S.…

January 25th, 2017 News

USAG Bavaria tech expo Feb 10

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The semi-annual U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Tech Expo, hosted by the 7th Army Training Command Communications division (G6) will be held Friday, Feb. 10 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Tower Barracks Fitness Center, Bldg. 170, in Grafenwoehr.   All military, civilian and contractor…

January 24th, 2017 News

6 easy-to-follow tips for traveling with children

Hello there travelers.   I want to talk about something I didn’t think I would ever be able to do alone: travel with my two and a half year-old son. Every parent knows how difficult that age can be. But I did it! On a budget, too.   Living in…

January 23rd, 2017 Health & Lifestyle, Travel

Tax centers available at USAG Bavaria

  7th Army Training Command Tax Center release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Tis’ the season for taxes and 7th Army Training Command Tax Centers provide free federal and state tax return preparation and electronic filing for all DoD ID cardholders.   Bavaria-wide Tax Centers in Grafenwoehr and Hohenfels were open from Feb.…

January 20th, 2017 Legal Issues, News

Dental assistant training program opportunity at USAG Bavaria

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — For Military spouses living overseas, looking to get an education and start a career can be a challenge. That’s why the USAG Bavaria American Red Cross and the Army dental clinics have teamed up to offer the dental assistance training program specifically to family members.  …

January 19th, 2017 News

CID: Avoid Amazon.com phishing scam

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — A new phishing scam threatens Amazon.com shoppers in an attempt to steal credit card information, according to criminal investigators here.   The Criminal Investigation Command at U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria in Grafenwoehr report of a phishing scam disguised as an email sent to Amazon customers with the…

January 18th, 2017 News, Safety & Security Bytes

Contracting enables readiness of globally dominant land force

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Each year, more than 20 exercises take place between Grafenwoehr and Hohenfels Training Area and very rarely do one of these exercises occur without support from the 928th Contracting Battalion (CBn).    The biggest provider of exercise-related contractual support comes from their Mission Readiness Exercise (MRX)…

January 17th, 2017 News