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…

OHA survey for service members runs March 1-31

Defense Travel Management Office news release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Europe is asking service members in Germany who are residing off-post in privately-leased or rental housing to take part in the annual housing survey.   The survey is instrumental in ensuring accurate housing allowance rates for military families…

Host nation students visit Hohenfels library, DFAC

By Nickayla Myers-Garner, USAG Bavaria Hohenfels School Liaison Officer   HOHENFELS, Germany — Twenty-two students from an all-girl German school took a trip to America last week — and it only took forty minutes to get there. No, they weren’t on an extremely fast plane or in a super-secret military…

Environmental Division kicks off second annual Experience Spring contest

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — USAG Bavaria Environmental Division is hosting a nature contest to welcome the messengers of spring – local plants and animals whose appearance signals the coming of warmer weather and longer days.   From February 15 to May 17, children ages three to 12 can participate in the…

German supervisors attend training to support employee well-being

                                            GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Thirty-seven local national supervisors attended the Mental Health, Resiliency, Occupational Well-Being, Suicide Prevention awareness training here to help employees cope with, and overcome, emotional or…

OPINION: Jobs, volunteer work, my saving grace as a military wife

  When we landed in Germany, the air was cold and snow was falling softly to the ground, painting a beautiful winter wonderland.   Like most, we were placed in a hotel and given a few weeks to find somewhere to live. Not knowing anyone and having to find a…

Possible wolf may roam Hohenfels Training Area

HOHENFELS, Germany — An adult female red deer was found dead inside the Hohenfels Training Area in early January. The Bavarian Ministry for Environment (LfU) took DNA samples of the deer and determined that it was killed by a wolf of the central European population.   There is a possibility…

Rose Barracks Burger King temporarily closed

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Rose Barracks Burger King, to include the drive-thru services, will be closed from March 20 until approximately May 14th.   In addition, the dine-in facilities at the Tower Barracks Burger King location will remain closed for renovations until April 11th. The Tower Barracks drive-thru is currently open to serve…

Meet the Chaplain: Maj. Kevin Hovan

  Chaplains provide support to service members and military families and ensure religious rights are observed in the Army community. They perform many duties, from conducting religious services and leading marriage retreats to deploying in combat zones with infantry units. They work to make the Army stronger by helping to…

Classes, events to help USAG Bavaria save

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — USAG Bavaria launches its DOD-wide Military Saves campaign in February.  Throughout the week of Feb. 27 to March 4, ACS’s Financial Readiness Program offers classes and other resources to encourage saving.   Publicly take the Military Saves Pledge during Military Saves Week and vow to improve your…

RSO ball brings Bavaria community together

  By Col. Kevin Pies, USAG Bavaria Garrison Chaplain   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — USAG Bavaria community members and religious groups gathered at the new chapel in Netzaberg Feb. 10 for a formal, Valentine’s Day-inspired military ball.   The USAG Bavaria Religious Support Office, Women of the Chapel groups and over…