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Local trains explained

  By Jeremy S. Buddemeier, U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Public Affairs   VILSECK, Germany – Living in Europe for the past four years, I’ve come to the realization that some cultural stereotypes exist because they’re true: Americans are loud in public and they really do love their cars.   And…

September 5th, 2017 News, Things You Didn't Know

Escape the Outbreak 2.0

By Savannah Robinson, American Red Cross   VILSECK, Germany – The Zombie Apocalypse is coming, with Escape the Outbreak 2.0 on Rose Barracks Sept. 23 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with a barbecue in the safe zone from noon to 2 p.m.   Escape the Outbreak is designed to…

September 4th, 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

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

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

Grafenwoehr Exchange provides $1,782,597 in quality-of-life support

AAFES news release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Soldiers and their families shopping and dining at Army & Air Force Exchange Service stores and restaurants generated $ 1,782,597 last year for Army quality-of-life programs.   Over the past 10 years, Exchanges worldwide have provided more than $2.4 billion in dividends to…

August 9th, 2017 News

Soldiers orchestrate symphony of Chaos at live fire exercise in Grafenwoehr

By Staff Sgt. Ange Desinor   GRAFENWOEHR TRAINING AREA, Germany — As they maneuver through a forest on a mission to clear an objective in a nearby town, infantrymen of Chaos Company, 1st Battalion, 68th Armor Regiment, carefully scan their sectors of fire while navigating dense terrain.   Their breathing…

August 6th, 2017 News

Back-to school season at Tower Barracks Exchange

AAFES news release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Exchange is helping military students head to the top of the class during the 2017-18 school year by extending its layaway program to include computers and tablets needed to succeed in the classroom.   Through Aug. 31, just in time for back-to-school…

August 3rd, 2017 Health & Lifestyle, News

Grafenwoehr Exchange shoppers can keep veterans working with Rags of Honor tees

AAFES news release GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is offering Rags of Honor – a new patriotic apparel brand that supports homeless and unemployed veterans – available at the Tower Barracks Main Store and at shopmyexchange.com.   All Rags of Honor products are made in…

July 19th, 2017 News