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…

Garrison employees provide feedback on how to do ‘less with less’

By Nathan Van Schaik and Camelia Streff, USAG Bavaria Public Affairs   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The deputy to the garrison commander here recently asked all garrison employees at an all-hands assembly for ways to scale back on inefficiencies and improve services.   U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria’s Annette Evans solicited employee…

Contracting enables readiness at the point of need

Regional Contracting Office Bavaria news release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Staff Sgt. Reonel Delacruz from the 928th Contracting Battalion joined Capt. Bobby Payne of the 3rd Armor Brigade Combat Team (ABCT), 4th Infantry Division Feb. 3, 2017 as he inspected and received leased vehicles desperately needed in support of Iron…

USAG Bavaria sponsorship rodeo in Vilseck Feb 15 for sponsors

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria holds its annual Total Army Sponsorship Program Rodeo Wednesday, Feb. 15 from 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Multipurpose Facility, Bldg. 134 on Rose Barracks.   The rodeo is designed to give leaders, supervisors, sponsors and potential sponsors the resources they…

New Netzaberg chapel ‘power projection platform’ for spiritual readiness

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Netzaberg chapel and its 115-foot tower overlooking the village is the community’s brand new landmark. The wave-like facade and interior curved design elements reflect the chapel’s Upper Palatinate surroundings.   Many U.S. and German military officials, religious and community members and local leaders attended the…

Garrison commander unveils long range plan at USAG Bavaria

  By Andreas Kreuzer and Nathan Van Schaik, USAG Bavaria Public Affairs   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The garrison commander here recently unveiled his long range plan, which will serve as a framework to improve garrison services, ensure community security and enable U.S. Army readiness.   Col. Lance Varney released the…

Two new commissary brand names unveiled

By Defense Commissary Agency   FORT LEE, Va. – The Defense Commissary Agency has chosen the names “Freedom’s Choice” and “HomeBase” for its private label product assortment. That announcement came from DeCA Director and CEO Joseph H. Jeu.   Private label, also known as store brands, will be appearing on…

#BavariaWeatherEyes – Expand visibility, influence weather decisions

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Staying informed of weather and road conditions is easy. But understanding what occurs between the fall of the first snowflake and the decisions that follow is more complex.   Inclement weather that arrives during the fall and winter months sets into motion a series of events…

Dress up, have fun: It’s Fasching

  Fasching, as it’s known in Bavaria, is crazy and a fun time to be in Germany. Fasching is also known as Karneval or Fastnacht in other parts of Germany. It officially kicked off the Karneval season Nov. 11 at 11:11 a.m. with pre-Lenten festivities.   During Germany’s carnival season,…

African American History Month – Enriching the American Journey

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — This February, USAG Bavaria invites the community to celebrate the historical contributions of African American men and women in the military, honoring their remarkable accomplishments. African Americans have honorably answered the call to duty and bravely fought in every U.S. conflict for more than 200 years.…

Beware of Army Emergency Relief scam

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — A new scam involving the use of fraudulent checks and mobile deposit apps to gain access to service members’ and their families’ bank accounts has surfaced,  according to a memo just released by Army Emergency Relief.   The Army Emergency Relief headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, recently reported…