Essay: Finding the light within myself

Editor’s Note: In September 2019, the Army Substance Abuse Program and USAG Bavaria Libraries presented an opportunity for community members to share their writing talents in support of Suicide Prevention Month. A panel of community members read the essays and choose the top three entries to be shared garrison-wide. Young’s essay…

Apple Days: Learn all about apples with the Environmental Division

By Megan McKnight with USAG Bavaria Environmental Division   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – Throughout September, the USAG Bavaria Environmental Division celebrates the apple harvest season during a series of events called, “Apple Days.” The organization encourages community members to take this opportunity to learn more about apples and the trees on…

Edelweiss Lodge and Resort staff test positive for CORONA-19

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN – Several staff members of the Edelweiss Lodge and Resort here have tested positive for COVID-19. As a precaution, additional staff members who had prolonged, direct contact with the positive staff members have also been quarantined. The facility is working with U.S. Army medical professionals and local medical officials…

Essay: What helps me through life’s difficult moments

Editor’s Note: In September 2019, the Army Substance Abuse Program and USAG Bavaria Libraries presented an opportunity for community members to share their writing talents in support of Suicide Prevention Month. A panel of community members read the essays and choose the top three entries to be shared garrison-wide. Thomas’s essay…

AAFES partners with Military Relief Funds to help soldiers, airmen in need

AAFES News Release   Grafenwoehr, Germany – Helping those in need is always in season, and now Army & Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) shoppers can donate any amount to military relief funds year-round at the Grafenwoehr Exchange.   Soldiers and other authorized shoppers can donate to Army Emergency Relief…

Essay: Taming the beast

Editor’s Note: In September 2019, the Army Substance Abuse Program and USAG Bavaria Libraries presented an opportunity for community members to share their writing talents in support of Suicide Prevention Month. A panel of community members read the essays and choose the top three entries to be shared garrison-wide. White’s…

Apprenticeship season kicks off with 9 new trainees

  Grafenwoehr, Germany – Nine host nation school graduates were welcomed and on-boarded to the USAG Bavaria apprenticeship program, on Sept. 1. An apprenticeship in the German system allows interns to obtain on-the-job training while also attending a vocational school. This dual learning system dates back to the 19th century,…

DoDEA Virtual School Tip Sheet for Temporary Authority

Due to the delayed PCS season and the variance of school options in many US School Districts, DoDEA has obtained temporary authority to enroll eligible dependents in the DoDEA Virtual School (DVS) for the entire first semester prior to arrival in an overseas DoDEA location.  Families must arrive by September…

Last minute summer activities to enjoy before the season change

By Laura Garcia, program specialist with Army Substance Abuse Program (ASAP)   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Summer is coming to an end, and Labor Day is typically the last big event of the season. However, the fun does not need to end. Here are ideas for some last minute safe, summer…

An invisible enemy named suicide

By Young J. Hwang, USAG Bavaria Suicide Prevention Program Manager GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — At the beginning of this year, a pandemic of a highly contagious new strain of coronavirus, named COVID-19, fundamentally altered the day-to-day lives of individuals around the world. You are now required to wash or sanitize your…