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…

How to PCS to Germany with Pets

  GRAFENWOEHR Germany — So, you are getting ready to PCS to Germany, and you’re scared, excited, nervous or all of the above. You’ve already gathered your family’s information, but what about your pets?   This can add more stress to an already stressful situation. As a military wife and…

Your domestic violence prevention resources at USAG Bavaria

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany— The garrison here supports the U.S. Army’s efforts in raising domestic violence awareness during the entire month of October.   What is domestic violence, and why does it matter? Today, families — and especially military families — are subject to a variety of stressors that often place…

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…

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…

Bavaria bids farewell to Todd, welcomes Sutterfield

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Command Sgt. Maj. Robert G. Todd relinquished his position as the Command Sergeant Major for U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria to incoming Command Sgt. Maj. Micheal D. Sutterfield at a change of responsibility ceremony here Sept. 27, 2017.   Leaders from major U.S. military commands and representatives…

How new recycling program at Neustadt affects you

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Neustadt an der Waldnaab, the county which oversees Grafenwoehr, Netzaberg and Eschenbach, rolls out a biodegradable recycling program this October requiring residents to separate and recycle plant-based kitchen waste.   The new program is the next in a series of other county-specific biodegradable recycling policies designed…

Federal government’s charity campaign kicks off Oct 16 at USAG Bavaria

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The annual workplace giving campaign within the U.S. military and federal government begins Oct. 16.   The Combined Federal Campaign-Overseas, or CFC-O, provides uniformed and civilian DOD personnel serving overseas the opportunity to extend their service by supporting charitable causes of their choice.   U.S. Army…

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.…

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…

AFAP forum addresses community concerns, gives solutions

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Members of the Grafenwoehr and Vilseck community recently convened at Rose Barracks on a mission: Address concerns relevant to the families and Soldiers of U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria.   USAG Bavaria’s Army Community Service held its Army Family Action Plan forum Sept. 13 drawing in a cross…