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…

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…

Service Culture Initiative: How this affects Soldiers, families at USAG Bavaria

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Hundreds of U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria employees from Tower and Rose Barracks gathered at the Reel Time Theater here for a garrison all-hands staff assembly July 27 to recognize team-led progress and reinforce the group’s enduring mission as leaders in Army community support.   “This garrison…

Antiterrorism: What is it and what are your resources?

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — August is Antiterrorism Awareness Month. And now more than ever your vigilance is required to protect us and our mission.   Terrorism continues to be a growing threat, abroad and at home. The best protection that we have is our monitoring. Pay attention to your surroundings and…

USAG Bavaria proves ‘ready to fight’ during full-scale exercise

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Smoke rises from the middle school just as military police arrive on location. Meanwhile, 150 DOD personnel out of Turkey are en route to a shelter here as part of an evacuation operation. And garrison employees suddenly realize they’re the target of a malicious and sophisticated…

Exceptional Family Member Program: Meeting the needs of families

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – Located at Army Community Services, Bldg. B322, on Rose Barracks the Exceptional Family Member Program is an Army- wide program designed to assist individuals who have a family member, regardless of age, with a disability of any kind that requires special treatment or services                             EFMP…

No bags permitted but bring IDs to 59th German-American Volksfest

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria invites the Bavaria military community and all citizens to the 59th German-American Volksfest at the Grafenwoehr Training Area’s Camp Kasserine Aug. 4-6.   Garrison officials in partnership with German authorities are taking immediate steps to minimize risks. Officials continue to assess threats daily…

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…

Discover a beautiful nature trail just outside of Vilseck

  VILSECK, Germany — Tucked away in the woods between Freihung and Vilseck is a family hiking gem called the Beaver Nature Trail, or Biberlehrpfad.   This 1.8 mile long trail is a mix of gravel road and hiking path, leading you through verdant forests, open fields and wetlands before…

Army launches campaign to get Soldiers hired

Story by U.S. Army Human Resources Command Public Affairs   The Army’s Soldier for Life – Transition Assistance Program (SFL-TAP) is hosting a Hire a Soldier Campaign now through Aug. 11 on SFL-TAP’s Facebook and Twitter pages.   The campaign aims to inform transitioning Soldiers on ways to market themselves…

Soldiers, families prone to social media threats and how you can reduce risk

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Service members and their families need to play a more strategic role online in the wake of a series of threatening social media messages aimed at Soldiers here, according to intelligence officials.   A Soldier within the U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria footprint recently received messages on…