Monthly Archives: August 2017

Army recognizes Garmisch employees for length of service

  GARMISCH, Germany — Fifteen German and American civilian employees were honored for 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35 and 45 years of service to the U.S. Army in a ceremony here Aug. 29.   In total, the honored employees — coupled with those not present at the ceremony —…

August 30th, 2017 News

Morning, afternoon reroute near Graf Elementary begins Sept. 5

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Bavaria, we have just received funding to begin major renovation and construction projects on Tower Barracks.   The most current project near the Grafenwoehr Elementary School (GES) will ensure the health and safety of our children. This project, however, will be a temporary inconvenience.   Expect…

August 29th, 2017 News

Community member returns to Garmisch after 55 years

  GARMISCH, Germany — Kathy Leslie, who lived three years of her childhood in the Garmisch Breitenau Housing Area, took a trip down memory lane when she visited Artillery Kaserne with her husband, Ian, during a recent trip to Europe.   It was her first time back to Garmisch after…

August 29th, 2017 News

Remember these bus safety do’s, don’ts

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The first day of school is just one day away and there are some important things to keep in mind for children and their parents riding a school bus this year.   Ensure children know and use the safest route possible to and from the bus…

August 27th, 2017 News

Hohenfels youth earn regional, national photo contest

  HOHENFELS, Germany — Several youth from the Hohenfels area recently placed in a national contest aimed at developing youth photography skills.   Each year the Hohenfels Boys & Girls Clubs of America, or BGCA, celebrate the accomplishments of club youth as they learn the art and science of photography.…

August 25th, 2017 News, School News

Exchange expands B2B for GPC holders

Army and Air Force Exchange Service news release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Army and Air Force Exchange Service is making it easier than ever for Government Purchase Card, or GPC, holders to procure office and facility supplies, military tactical gear and much more through its Business to Business Delivery…

August 25th, 2017 News

Road closed connecting Grafenwoehr and Netzaberg beginning Aug 28

  GRAFENWOEHR Germany — The stretch of road on ST2168 that directly connects Netzaberg and Grafenwoehr (red line) is closed Monday, Aug. 28-Sept. 16 for critical repairs and resurfacing.   Travel between Eschenbach to Netzaberg along ST2168 is still possible.   Eschenbach and Netzaberg residents should follow the posted detour,…

August 23rd, 2017 News

What to do when wildlife shares your home

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Wildlife is fun to watch in its natural habitat, but the fun quickly disappears when wild animals decide to share your home with you.   Potential home visitors – or in some cases, invaders – like wasps, hornets, bats and birds are protected by law in…

August 23rd, 2017 Environmental

Internet-connected toys could present privacy, contact concerns for children

Federal Bureau of Investigation Public Service Announcement   The FBI encourages consumers to consider cyber security prior to introducing smart, interactive, internet-connected toys into their homes or trusted environments. Smart toys and entertainment devices for children are increasingly incorporating technologies that learn and tailor their behaviors based on user interactions.…

August 21st, 2017 Health & Lifestyle, News, Safety & Security Bytes

IPPS-A town hall at Rose Barracks Sept 15

USAG Bavaria Public Affairs   VILSECK, Germany — The  Army hosts a town hall here aimed at providing Soldiers with information on the Integrated Personnel and Pay System-Army, or IPPS-A.   The town hall will take place at Rose Barracks theater Sept. 15 at 9 a.m. and is open to…

August 16th, 2017 News