After record $1.5M in donations to AER, Exchange shoppers continue to help Soldiers in need

AAFES Press Release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – The Grafenwoehr Exchange is family serving family, and Soldiers can help their battle buddies in need by donating to Army Emergency Relief at the PX register.   In 2020, Exchanges worldwide donated nearly $1.5 million to AER, an increase of more than 1,000%…

Hohenburg security fence works to catch large falling boulders

By Nanette Schneider, USAG Bavaria Hohenfels Environmental Division   HOHENBURG, Germany — An extremely heavy rock fragment, weighing about one ton, came loose and fell off the cliff right above the town of Hohenburg. It was caught by a safety net, preventing serious damage to the well-known Hammermühle. Looking at…

Grafenwoehr Exchange rewards classroom excellence with You Made the Grade program

AAFES News Release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – Whether learning at home or in the classroom, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is recognizing military students for academic accomplishments through its You Made the Grade program. Students in grades first through 12, who maintain a B average or higher, are…

U.S. Army offers COVID-19 vaccination to local nationals

VILSECK, Germany — U.S. Army Medical Department Activity-Bavaria, in collaboration with U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria, 7th Army Training Command and the tenant units within the USAG Bavaria footprint, conducted a weeklong COVID-19 Vaccination drive starting on May 4, 2021, at the Multi-Purpose Center on Rose Barracks.   According to U.S.…

How to prepare for, respond to severe weather in Germany

By Kellie Matack, USAG Bavaria Emergency Management   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — In the spring and summer, it is not unusual for Germany to experience an inflow of warm, humid air masses originating from the southwest. When these air masses converge with the colder air from the north, and there is…

USAG Bavaria Fire Department strengthens ties with German counterparts

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Fire Department hosted a special signing ceremony to renew community partnership with the Grafenwoehr Fire Department on Tuesday, April 27. At the Tower Barracks fire station, an official agreement of understanding was signed by USAG Bavaria Commander Col. Christopher Danbeck and…

Bavarian State Minister for Construction visits GTA

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — On April 25, the Bavarian State Minister for Construction, Kerstin Schreyer, visited the Grafenwoehr Training Area to learn about on-going and planned construction projects of the U.S. Army and the German Bundeswehr.   Her ministry and the local Bavarian state construction offices oversee, and assist with, all…

Exchange hosts Play-Doh sculpting contest for USAG Bavaria kids

AAFES News Release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – The Army & Air Force Exchange Service invites USAG Bavaria kids to enter the virtual Play-Doh Sculpt Contest for hands-on fun, as part of the Department of Defense retailer’s celebration of the Month of the Military Child.   From April 23 to 29, military…

Apply for 2021 Army Funded Legal Education Program

By the 7th Army Training Command Legal Office   What is the Funded Legal Education Program? Each year the U.S. Army selects up to 25 highly qualified Active Duty officers and NCOs to attend law school, leave their basic branch, and become Judge Advocates in the JAG Corps. This year’s…

Legionella testing to begin at USAG Bavaria

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — In order to ensure water safety, USAG Bavaria and U.S. Army garrisons across Germany will conduct a routine Legionella bacteria survey in all our communities.                             Final Governing Standards for Germany now require the annual monitoring of bathroom showers for Legionella bacteria at locations meeting technical…