Author: USAG Bavaria Public Affairs

USAG Bavaria environmental program best in Europe

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria was presented the first-place award in the Environmental Quality category of the 2017 Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards program in a ceremony Oct. 20, 2017 at the Ever Vigilant Café on Tower Barracks.   To win the award, the USAG Bavaria Environmental Division…

October 20th, 2017 News

VFW Patriot’s Pen essay contest closes Oct. 31

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Patriot’s Pen Essay Writing Contest is hosted annually by the Veterans of Foreign Wars and is open to 6th-, 7th- and 8th-grade students. Home-schooled students also are eligible.   The contest is conducted nationwide. This VFW-sponsored youth essay competition gives students an opportunity to write essays…

October 12th, 2017 News

Tower tours offered at Tower Barracks during fall, winter 2017

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Tours of the historic water tower on Tower Barracks are now being offered throughout the fall and winter of 2017.   Tours are open to community members with installation access. Tour dates and times are:   Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017, 9 – 11 a.m.   Tuesday,…

October 3rd, 2017 News

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

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

Remain clear of forest clean-up areas at Vilseck

  VILSECK, Germany — Community members should remain clear of the storm damage near the Altneuhaus housing area on Rose Barracks.   Heavy storms hit the Vilseck area Aug. 9 causing damage across the installation.   For your own safety, stay clear of areas roped off and all forestry equipment.…

September 15th, 2017 News, Safety & Security Bytes

EFMP to host 2 free special needs workshops at Graf, Hohenfels

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The USAG Bavaria Exceptional Family Member Program, or EFMP, hosts two days of free special needs workshops in Hohenfels and Tower Barracks in Grafenwoehr.   The workshops will be presented by Specialized Training of Military Parents known as S.T.O.M.P., an organization that provides special needs related…

September 12th, 2017 Health & Lifestyle, School News

Army lodge at Grafenwoehr awarded for guest service

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Army Lodge here at Tower Barracks recently earned high honors for providing exceptional guest services.   The lodge was awarded Sept. 7 the Certified Guest Service Property award presented by the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute.   The American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute,…

September 11th, 2017 Health & Lifestyle, News