Soldiers collect toys for host nation children at GTA march

By Sgt. Brea DuBose, Broadcaster with AFN Bavaria   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Across U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria, organizations teamed up to deliver holiday cheer by conducting the annual Operation Toy Drop and Delivery event on Wednesday, Dec. 1. Soldiers and their families gathered community-donated toys in boxes at the Bunker…

Translation: New ordinance on infection protection measures from Dec. 2, 2021

Editor’s Note: Currently, the official translation is being worked by the Bavaria Legal Office. Once it is available, it will be posted to the 7th Army Training Command COVID-19 Portal: https://www.7atc.army.mil/COVID-19/ Federal Cabinet of Germany (Bundesregierung) Press Release   BERLIN — The following decisions were made on Dec. 2, 2021, by the…

Howard-Brahaney Selected as DoDEA Europe Director for Student Excellence

DoDEA Press Release Alexandria, VA – DoDEA Director Tom Brady has named Dr. Michelle Howard-Brahaney as the DoDEA Europe Director for Student Excellence, effective Dec. 19, 2021. She will be responsible for DoDEA’s 64 schools and nearly 4,000 employees that serve 25,000 military-connected students across Europe. The selection was made…

USAG Bavaria Rabbi earns the rank of Colonel

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Chaplain (Lt. Col) Henry Soussan, Deputy Garrison Chaplain and Rabbi for U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria, was promoted to the rank of colonel during a ceremony on Nov. 23, at the Tower Barracks Chapel. After nearly 20 years, Soussan’s promotion to makes him one of two Rabbi Colonels…

Translation: New ordinance on infection protection measures from Nov. 24, 2021

Editor’s Note: Currently, the official translation is being worked by the Bavaria Legal Office. Once it is available, it will be posted to the 7th Army Training Command COVID-19 Portal: https://www.7atc.army.mil/COVID-19/ Bavarian State Chancellery Press Release   MUNICH — On Nov. 23, the Bavarian State Government announced several changes to the current…

Senior NCOs say thanks to junior enlisted across USAG Bavaria

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — USO Bavaria conducted its fifth annual Thanks for Thanksgiving program on Saturday, Nov. 20. In collaboration with DeCA Grafenwoehr Commissary and Service Credit Union, senior NCOs from the U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria footprint prepared and provided over 350 Thanksgiving thank you bags for their service members. According…

USAG Bavaria Soldier recognized as USO Europe Volunteer of the Year 2021

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – Staff Sgt. Daniel Paniagua, a volunteer with USO Bavaria and a Senior Small Group Leader at the 7th Army Noncommissioned Officer Academy, was recognized as the USO Europe Volunteer of the Year 2021 on Nov. 15. This announcement was made while surrounded by family, friends and peers,…

USAG Bavaria honors community veterans

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade and U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria honored all veterans, during a Veterans Day ceremony at the Tower Barracks 172nd Memorial site on Nov. 10. Before Nov. 11 was declared Veterans Day, it was called Armistice Day to signify the…

USAG Bavaria naturalizes 68 at virtual ceremony

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – As part of a special program to naturalize active duty military members and their families, U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria hosted a two-day virtual naturalization ceremony at the Tower Barracks Conference Center on Nov. 4 and Nov. 5. In total, 68 candidates from 30 countries were administered the…

Tower Barracks apartment complex reveals major renovations

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Directorate of Public Works finished kitchen renovations at Tower Barracks Building 275, which is an apartment complex that fits 12 families on U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria. By October, the first occupants moved in and love the new cooking opportunities. This latest renovation is a major update, including…