Monthly Archives: November 2017

How DPW keeps roads clear in winter

  By Tom Janis, USAG Bavaria Emergency Manager   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Driving in Germany is particularly challenging with the speeds and the amount of traffic on the roadways.   Add winter conditions and the road conditions will deteriorate quickly with rain, ice and snow.   A particular hazard of…

November 30th, 2017 Environmental, Health & Lifestyle, News, Safety & Security Bytes

Rose Barracks Soldier earns Environmental Officer award

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — A Soldier from Rose Barracks received the U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Environmental Officer of the Year award for fiscal year 2017 at a recent USAG Bavaria Environmental Quality Control Counsel.   Sgt. Beau Murray, senior wheel mechanic, 3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, was recognized for…

November 29th, 2017 Environmental, News

MILITARY STAR makes dreams come true with fourth annual Your Holiday Bill Is On Us sweepstakes

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – The nation’s military exchanges and the Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) are joining forces to put some jingle back in military shoppers’ pockets by picking up the tab on their MILITARY STAR cards with the Your Holiday Bill Is On Us sweepstakes.   The Army & Air…

November 29th, 2017 News

AFN announces dates for high definition TV and new decoder rollout

  The overseas military audience is weeks away from two highly anticipated major improvements in American Forces Network (AFN) TV services: High Definition (HD) signal quality and a decoder with a built-in DVR.   “We know that our audience is used to HD in the United States and having the…

November 29th, 2017 News

Worried about a loved one’s drinking? Al-Anon can help

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Al-non is a self-help group designed to support those affected by someone’s use of alcohol.   English language Al-Anon sessions are available in Nurnberg-Furth, Sundays at 6:30 p.m., at 138 Schivabacher.   Al-Anon is an anonymous fellowship. Members do not give their last name, and members…

November 27th, 2017 Health & Lifestyle, News, Safety & Security Bytes

2017 Christmas Markets near USAG Bavaria

    By Johanna Lohwasser   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — While the seasons change and leaves start to fall, imagine Medieval castles illuminated by Christmas lights and small stalls offering everything from traditional food, candy and drinks to handmade local tree decorations, candles and hand-crafted wooden toys like vintage merry-go-rounds.  …

November 21st, 2017 Travel

Army to begin providing medical care to Chem/Bio research volunteers

ARMY MEDICAL COMMAND, FALLS CHURCH, Virginia – The U.S. Army is notifying veterans that they may be eligible to receive medical care if they participated in U.S. Army chemical or biological substance testing from 1942 to 1975 and have an injury or disease that they believe was proximately caused by…

November 21st, 2017 Health & Lifestyle, News

USO, Commissary partner to give holiday meal to Soldiers

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Grafenwoehr USO partnered with the Grafenwoehr Commissary in U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria’s first Thanks for Thanksgiving event to provide service members and their families baskets full of all the necessities for a proper Thanksgiving meal.   In total, the organizations provided Thanksgiving baskets to 246 selected…

November 20th, 2017 News

Beaming lanterns, smiles at NES during annual lantern walk

By Sonja Foxworthy, teacher, Netzaberg Elementary School   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Dozens of kindergarten and first grade students, along with their parents and school staff, participated in the 2nd Annual St. Martin’s Day Lantern Walk Nov. 2, 2017 at Netzaberg Elementary School.   One week before the event, NES students decorated their…

November 15th, 2017 News, School News

Need a Job in Hohenfels?

  By Nickayla Myers-Garner, school liaison officer, U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria – Hohenfels   HOHENFELS, Germany – U.S Army Garrison Bavaria’s Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, Child and Youth Services, and Army Community Services hosted a job fair and resume building class for the Hohenfels community.   The event…

November 15th, 2017 News