BOSS program provides opportunities to single Soldiers

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program, or BOSS, is located at 50 Gettysburg Avenue, Tower Barracks and originated in 1989 as a way to counter-balance the strong emphasis the Army placed on family-oriented programming, by giving single Soldiers a platform to address their needs.  …

Easter events, services at USAG Bavaria

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Spring brings the promise of longer days, warmer weather and flowers to brighten the landscape. In Germany — and particularly southern Germany — pre-Lenten and Easter traditions abound.   Bavarian culture prepares for the Easter season with the pre-Lenten celebration of Fasching. The word Fasching dates back…

Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month 2017: Know your resources at USAG Bavaria

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The elimination of sexual assault and harassment is a year-round priority for the Department of the Army. This year’s theme, “Sexual Assault. Sexual Harassment. Not in Our Army.”, underscores this effort.   Every April, the USAG Bavaria community demonstrates its resolve to eliminate sexual assault through…

We asked you about a town hall forum. Here are the results.

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Public Affairs staff canvassed the community to align the format of future town halls with public demand. The result? Most say go virtual.   The USAG Bavaria community provided feedback to Public Affairs staff through an online survey in November, along with…

Claims examiner Edward Pontoon retires after 50 years of service

  By 1st Lt. Zechariah Broring, Rose Barracks Law Center   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The 7th Army Training Command legal community celebrated Edward Pontoon’s 50 years of service to the military March 30.   Pontoon, after working as a claims examiner in Germany, officially retires March 31. His 50 years…

USAG Bavaria 2017 spring clean-up guidance

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Spring has sprung and the garrison is asking all Soldiers, family members and civilians to join forces to beautify and improve the appearance of the USAG Bavaria community during a joint spring cleanup effort.   Spring clean-up for Tower Barracks is scheduled for April 24-28,…

Month of the Military Child

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Department of Defense has designated the month of April as Month of the Military Child. When a parent is in the military, both children and their parents face numerous challenges unique to military life. MOMC was created to recognize these unique challenges, as well…

Special Victims’ Counsel: Legal representation for sexual assault victims

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Soldiers, dependents and civilian employees who are victims of sexual assault are entitled to immediate, 24/7 legal advocacy through specially-trained, licensed attorneys in the U.S. Army’s Special Victims Counsel program.   Special Victims Counsel: What is it?   The Special Victims Counsel is a Department of Defense…

America’s PrepareAthon: Your how-to guide at USAG Bavaria

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — America’s PrepareAthon! Campaign is a national campaign of action to increase preparedness and resilience through awareness of hazards that threaten our communities and installations.   It is an opportunity to ensure that our service members, civilians and installations take action to prepare and plan ahead of…

Student leaders effecting change at USAG Bavaria seek more members

  By Netzaberg Middle School JLS students. Nathan Van Schaik, USAG Bavaria Public Affairs,  contributed to this report.   NETZABERG, Germany — A group of student leaders at the middle school here have a shared vision: Make their school, community and world a better place.   And they’re looking for…

USAG Bavaria transitions to simplified DOD website to request childcare

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The four communities making up U.S. Garrison Bavaria are transitioning to a new single portal DOD website designed to make it easier for Soldiers and family members to find childcare.   Garmisch, Grafenwoehr/Netzaberg, Hohenfels and Vilseck will begin the transition in April and May 2017. The…