Your PCS Guide to USAG Bavaria

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Time to arrange a yard sale, dig up some sturdy cardboard boxes and begin organizing important paperwork. You’re making a military move across the Atlantic.   Congratulations on receiving orders to Germany! Living in Europe is exciting. And here at U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria, we have…

Influential Women of Bavaria: April Philippi, school registrar, secretary

  By Margaret Ballinger, Netzaberg Elementary School Teacher   NETZABERG, Germany — If you have children at Netzaberg Elementary School, or if you’ve ever visited our school here, you probably know April Philippi.   April is an Army wife, mother of three and a dual-hatted front-office employee at NES. Respected…

DoDEA launches 2017 customer satisfaction survey

DoDEA news release   Alexandria, VA – The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) will administer a Customer Satisfaction Survey (CSS) from March 20 through April 14, 2017.   The CSS provides valuable feedback to DoDEA from its most important customers – students and parents – about the quality of education…

USAG Bavaria employees honored for 2,035 years of service

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – Community members and garrison leaders honored long-time garrison employees at an Employee Length of Service ceremony here Sept. 28.   In total, these garrison employees have logged 2,035 years of total service to the U.S. Army and federal government.   Col. Lance Varney, commander of the U.S.…

History behind iron rings on Garmisch buildings

  By William John Reese, USAG Stuttgart Public Affairs   GARMISCH, Germany — Artillery Kaserne in Garmisch dates back to a groundbreaking ceremony September 25, 1935, when it was first established for the Wehrmacht.   Since then, the buildings have been extensively modified to install and upgrade offices, shops, and…

Exchange hosts kids’ Play-Doh day

Army & Air Force Exchange Service news release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Army and Air Force Exchange Service, or AAFES, invites military children to a special Play-Doh Sculpt Day event on Sunday, March 26.   From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Tower Barracks Exchange Main Store will be…

Influential Women of Bavaria: Annette Evans, your garrison deputy

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — In almost every Army community, you’ll find a Deputy to the Garrison Commander, or DGC. Described by some as the equivalent to a city manager, the garrison deputy oversees day-to-day operations in the areas of public works, housing, in-processing, education, fire and emergency services, postal, MWR,…

Cost of living allowance goes up in Grafenwoehr, Vilseck

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The cost of living allowance will increase for service members and families in Grafenwoehr and Vilseck, while it will decrease in Hohenfels and remain the same in Garmisch, according to numbers released by U.S. Army Europe.   The Defense Travel Management Office made the changes based…

Questions with Isaia Falealii, football player and Hohenfels employee

  By Christina Wilson, USAG Bavaria Public Affairs   HOHENFELS, Germany — Isaia Falealii, the son of an American Soldier, attended Hohenfels High School from 2004 – 2008. In 2006, he played defensive for the Hohenfels Tigers football team and won the U.S. Forces European Championship.   Soon after graduation…

Army Emergency Relief fundraising campaign set to begin at USAG Bavaria

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The launch of the annual Army Emergency Relief fundraising campaign is scheduled to get underway March 1 and will run through May 15.   AER achieves a milestone in 2017 as it celebrates its 75th year of Soldiers helping Soldiers. This year’s theme is “A legacy of caring.…

USAG Bavaria wins Secretary of the Army Environmental Award

  By Christine Fox and Corina Habermann, USAG Bavaria Environmental Division   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The U.S. Army recently announced U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria as winner of Environmental Quality in the overseas category for their annual Secretary of the Army Environmental Awards.   USAG Bavaria will now compete with the…