Monthly Archives: May 2017

Your PCS Guide to USAG Bavaria

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Time to arrange a yard sale, dig up some sturdy cardboard boxes and begin organizing important paperwork. You’re making a military move across the Atlantic.   Congratulations on receiving orders to Germany! Living in Europe is exciting. And here at U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria, we have…

May 23rd, 2017 News

Victim advocate duo named USAREUR SARCs of 2016

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Two members of the USAG Bavaria community who work with victims of sexual assault received awards for their efforts at the 2017 Sharp Professional Forum held in Wiesbaden, Germany Thursday, April 27.   Sgt. 1st Class Alberta Cole, a Victim Advocate with 18th Infantry Brigade was…

May 22nd, 2017 News

A spouse’s guide to understanding how the military is organized

  By Katie Lange, DoD News, Defense Media Activity   If you’re in the military, it’s a pretty safe bet that you know how your service branch is organized. But each service is different, and if you work in a joint-service atmosphere, it might help you to know each branch’s…

May 21st, 2017 News

USAG Bavaria hosts U.S. Army Europe Ten-Miler qualifier June 24

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria headquartered in Grafenwoehr hosts the 2017 U.S. Forces Europe Army Ten-Miler Qualification Race at the Tower Barracks Physical Fitness Center, Bldg. 170, Sat., June 24, 2017, beginning at 8 a.m.   While only Soldiers can compete for the U.S. Army Europe team,…

May 18th, 2017 Health & Lifestyle, News

Stuff you can rent or borrow this summer at USAG Bavaria

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Summer is quickly approaching. The weather is warming and the days growing long. It’s the perfect time for outdoor activities and we’ve got you covered at USAG Bavaria.   The garrison offers a wide range of equipment and supplies to all ID cardholders at Grafenwoehr, Vilseck,…

May 16th, 2017 Health & Lifestyle, News

Meet the Chaplain: Carson Jump of Hohenfels

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — With nine years of experience in U.S. Army chaplaincy, Chaplain Carson Jump is a family man serving the Lord alongside his wife and their five children.   With the help of his family and an amazing group of volunteers, Chaplain Jump leads the Hohenfels Youth of…

May 16th, 2017 News

Graduating Soldiers, families celebrate achievement together

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Overcast skies couldn’t dampen the upbeat mood at the 2017 College Graduation Recognition Ceremony May 12 at the Rose Barracks Multi-Purpose Center in Vilseck.   Senior Education Services Officer Kathleen Connolly opened the ceremony, which drew the largest number of college graduates in the ceremony’s three-year…

May 14th, 2017 News

Volunteers honored for commitment to community

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — They help keep our schools, clinics and mission-essential operations running. And they do it on their own time, with an openness to make a difference and shape change into action. Well over 400 volunteers served the Grafenwoehr and Vilseck communities in the last year. They logged…

May 11th, 2017 News

Bavarian author Oliver Poetzsch visits Garmisch

  By Katherine Livingston, USAG Bavaria Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation   GARMISCH, Germany — Oliver Poetzsch, author of the bestselling The Hangman’s Daughter series, recently regaled the Garmisch community.   The event, hosted by the FMWR library, weaved book readings, musical interludes and a plethora of Bavarian history…

May 11th, 2017 News

Grafenwoehr family opens home to military children in need

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — “If they didn’t know what love was, that was what I imparted,” said Linda Morris, a long-time Emergency Placement Care provider who, along with her husband Bill, have welcomed eleven military children into their home since 2009.   EPC is an Army program that provides the…

May 9th, 2017 News