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…

What to do when bad weather hits Bavaria

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Inclement weather brought on by the autumn and winter months can deliver a blow to Bavaria and the surrounding area, affecting your decision to travel.   Garrison officials and street cleaning crews at U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria installations at Garmisch, Grafenwoehr, Hohenfels and Vilseck will do everything…

Off-post gov’t-leased housing residents asked to submit meter readings

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria housing officials are asking residents of government-leased housing in the Grafenwoehr and Vilseck areas to report their home’s utility meter readings for electricity, water and, if available, gas by Friday, Dec. 15.   Residents can submit the readings either by taking…

Parents of DoDEA students: Register in AtHoc

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Parents of students attending any of USAG Bavaria’s DoDEA schools should register in the garrison’s emergency messaging system known as AtHoc.   The AtHoc mass-warning notification system sends registered users emergency warnings and other critical information, such as hazardous road conditions, reporting delays, and base closures…

Deadlines: Receiving and shipping mail during the holidays

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The 2017 holiday season mailing deadlines have been released.   To ensure packages sent to the U.S. are delivered before Dec. 25, 2017, mail by:   Space Available Mail (SAM) Parcels — Nov. 27, 2017   Priority Parcels & First Class Letters — Dec. 11, 2017…

USAG Bavaria to hold career fair Nov 7

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Organizations across the garrison set up tables to meet with job-seeking community members at the U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Career Fair Tuesday, Nov. 7, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Tower View Conference Center.   “The goal of the career fair is to connect…

Gate 6 construction to improve traffic and security begins in November

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Garrison construction crews will in November begin work on Tower Barracks Gate 6 that will improve traffic flow of the 24/7 gate and increase the installation’s overall physical security and force protection.   USAG Bavaria’s Directorate of Public Works was recently awarded the project to reorganize Gate…

Take your accidental trip to Lisbon now

  LISBON — Europe has a charming way of dropping you off in places you least expect. At least this was my experience when visiting a friend in Hamburg who bought me tickets to Lisbon while I was napping. Two things to note: true friendship comes in many forms and…

Clear clutter, bulk trash during Fall Cleanup

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Service members, civilians and their families living on-post Tower and Rose Barracks can purge their homes of bulky, hazardous and autumn yard waste in the USAG Bavaria community cleanup effort Nov. 13 – 17, 2017.   What is Fall Cleanup?   Every year, as the trees…

USAG Bavaria opens 24/7 fitness center at Tower Barracks

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria opened its first 24/7 fitness center open to all DOD ID cardholders 18 years or older.   The Field House Gym is located in Grafenwoehr at the Tower Barracks Field House, Bldg. 547, behind the AAFES Military Clothing shop across from Burger…

How to ship alcohol in your government personal property move

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Over the course of two or three years in Europe, many Soldiers and military families find that building a modest alcohol collection — from regions famous for wine, for example — becomes a part of their experience abroad.   But what happens when it’s time…