Monthly Archives: September 2017

Exchange efficiencies and healthy restaurant come to Garmisch

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Army and Air Force Exchange Service will begin streamlining processes to receive shipped items and will open a healthy-option restaurant, according to Grafenwoehr Exchange officials.   When a product is not normally carried or unavailable at the Garmisch Main Store, the Exchange now provides trans-shipment from…

September 29th, 2017 Health & Lifestyle, News

Jedi training coming to Tower Barracks Main Store

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany  — The Tower Barracks Main Store will give young Padawans the chance to battle the dark side with a Disney-approved Star Wars experience on October 14th.   Jedi at the Exchange gives children ages 4 through 12 the chance to get free Jedi training, similar to what is…

September 28th, 2017 News

Bavaria bids farewell to Todd, welcomes Sutterfield

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Command Sgt. Maj. Robert G. Todd relinquished his position as the Command Sergeant Major for U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria to incoming Command Sgt. Maj. Micheal D. Sutterfield at a change of responsibility ceremony here Sept. 27, 2017.   Leaders from major U.S. military commands and representatives…

September 27th, 2017 News

How new recycling program at Neustadt affects you

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Neustadt an der Waldnaab, the county which oversees Grafenwoehr, Netzaberg and Eschenbach, rolls out a biodegradable recycling program this October requiring residents to separate and recycle plant-based kitchen waste.   The new program is the next in a series of other county-specific biodegradable recycling policies designed…

September 26th, 2017 Environmental, Health & Lifestyle, News

Federal government’s charity campaign kicks off Oct 16 at USAG Bavaria

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The annual workplace giving campaign within the U.S. military and federal government begins Oct. 16.   The Combined Federal Campaign-Overseas, or CFC-O, provides uniformed and civilian DOD personnel serving overseas the opportunity to extend their service by supporting charitable causes of their choice.   U.S. Army…

September 26th, 2017 News

Return ammunition on ‘No Questions Asked’ policy

  VILSECK, Germany — Vilseck holds its quarterly Amnesty Day event Oct. 10 to afford the USAG Bavaria community the opportunity to turn in ammunition on a no-questions-asked basis.   The next Ammunition Supply Activity Community Amnesty Day for ammunition and explosives will run from 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.…

September 26th, 2017 News, Safety & Security Bytes

Winterize your car: Exchange offers free lighting inspection

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Your AAFES Exchange offers courtesy lighting inspections to U.S. forces stationed here through the month of October.   The Exchange automotive repair facilities are now offering a free inspection of POVs to verify that lights, windshield wipers and tires meet acceptable functional standards.   Exchange auto car…

September 26th, 2017 News, Safety & Security Bytes

AFAP forum addresses community concerns, gives solutions

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Members of the Grafenwoehr and Vilseck community recently convened at Rose Barracks on a mission: Address concerns relevant to the families and Soldiers of U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria.   USAG Bavaria’s Army Community Service held its Army Family Action Plan forum Sept. 13 drawing in a cross…

September 26th, 2017 Health & Lifestyle, News

A guide to German federal elections

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The German federal election is Germany’s most important election and will next be held Sept. 24.   The federal election is held every four years and is used to elect the new members of the Bundestag (German Federal Parliament). State and local government officials are elected by…

September 23rd, 2017 News

German roadside assistance: Understanding ADAC

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — ADAC is an automobile club in Germany that provides roadside assistance to its members, and during warmer months the club opens a booth at the garrison here to provide newcomers with information.   For the past several years, Thomas Ullrich, the ADAC adviser to the military,…

September 19th, 2017 Health & Lifestyle, News, Safety & Security Bytes, Travel