Monthly Archives: March 2017

USAG Bavaria 2017 spring clean-up guidance

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Spring has sprung and the garrison is asking all Soldiers, family members and civilians to join forces to beautify and improve the appearance of the USAG Bavaria community during a joint spring cleanup effort.   Spring clean-up for Tower Barracks is scheduled for April 24-28,…

March 30th, 2017 CSM Talk, Environmental, Health & Lifestyle, News

Month of the Military Child

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Department of Defense has designated the month of April as Month of the Military Child. When a parent is in the military, both children and their parents face numerous challenges unique to military life. MOMC was created to recognize these unique challenges, as well…

March 30th, 2017 Health & Lifestyle, News

Special Victims’ Counsel: Legal representation for sexual assault victims

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Soldiers, dependents and civilian employees who are victims of sexual assault are entitled to immediate, 24/7 legal advocacy through specially-trained, licensed attorneys in the U.S. Army’s Special Victims Counsel program.   Special Victims Counsel: What is it?   The Special Victims Counsel is a Department of Defense…

March 29th, 2017 Health & Lifestyle, News

America’s PrepareAthon: Your how-to guide at USAG Bavaria

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — America’s PrepareAthon! Campaign is a national campaign of action to increase preparedness and resilience through awareness of hazards that threaten our communities and installations.   It is an opportunity to ensure that our service members, civilians and installations take action to prepare and plan ahead of…

March 28th, 2017 News, Safety & Security Bytes

Student leaders effecting change at USAG Bavaria seek more members

  By Netzaberg Middle School JLS students. Nathan Van Schaik, USAG Bavaria Public Affairs,  contributed to this report.   NETZABERG, Germany — A group of student leaders at the middle school here have a shared vision: Make their school, community and world a better place.   And they’re looking for…

March 22nd, 2017 News, School News

USAG Bavaria transitions to simplified DOD website to request childcare

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The four communities making up U.S. Garrison Bavaria are transitioning to a new single portal DOD website designed to make it easier for Soldiers and family members to find childcare.   Garmisch, Grafenwoehr/Netzaberg, Hohenfels and Vilseck will begin the transition in April and May 2017. The…

March 21st, 2017 News, School News

Influential Women of Bavaria: April Philippi, school registrar, secretary

  By Margaret Ballinger, Netzaberg Elementary School Teacher   NETZABERG, Germany — If you have children at Netzaberg Elementary School, or if you’ve ever visited our school here, you probably know April Philippi.   April is an Army wife, mother of three and a dual-hatted front-office employee at NES. Respected…

March 19th, 2017 News, Questions

DoDEA launches 2017 customer satisfaction survey

DoDEA news release   Alexandria, VA – The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) will administer a Customer Satisfaction Survey (CSS) from March 20 through April 14, 2017.   The CSS provides valuable feedback to DoDEA from its most important customers – students and parents – about the quality of education…

March 19th, 2017 News, School News

USAG Bavaria employees honored for 2,035 years of service

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – Community members and garrison leaders honored long-time garrison employees at an Employee Length of Service ceremony here Sept. 28.   In total, these garrison employees have logged 2,035 years of total service to the U.S. Army and federal government.   Col. Lance Varney, commander of the U.S.…

March 17th, 2017 News

History behind iron rings on Garmisch buildings

  By William John Reese, USAG Stuttgart Public Affairs   GARMISCH, Germany — Artillery Kaserne in Garmisch dates back to a groundbreaking ceremony September 25, 1935, when it was first established for the Wehrmacht.   Since then, the buildings have been extensively modified to install and upgrade offices, shops, and…

March 16th, 2017 News, Things You Didn't Know