Eligible veterans authorized installation access, Commissary and AAFES shopping privileges

  By Anna Morelock, U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden   Beginning Jan. 1, 2020, certain veterans received access to Commissary and Exchange services.   Within Germany, due to international agreements with the German Federal Ministry of Finance, this access also requires veterans to register with the U.S. Army Customs Agency- Europe…


Marten: A misunderstood pest and how to deter from vehicle wiring

  By Christa Rolls, USAG Bavaria Environmental Division   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — If you have been in a local car shop, you’ve likely seen products that tout a hissing, ferret-like animal on the front cover, warning of their presence.   Martens, or Marder in German, notoriously damage vehicle electrical systems…

Online orientation, driver’s test available for family members

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Family members can now also take advantage of the U.S. Army Europe online driver’s test.   The online process allows service members and their family members to complete the U.S. Army Europe Privately Owned Vehicle orientation and test prior to arrival to USAG Bavaria, or…

USAG Bavaria’s CIFs closed for inventory Feb. 3-14

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria’s Central Issue Facilities will be closed for inventory in February.     Both the CIF at Rose Barracks and Hohenfels (HTA) will be closed Feb. 3-14.   The CIF will provide emergency ETS and chapter support for service members during the closure.  …

Volunteer with USAG Bavaria PAO; earn professional experience

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The USAG Bavaria Public Affairs Office seeks a motivated volunteer to write news articles and provide coverage of garrison events. Get professional experience in a high optempo environment.   DUTIES:   Supports USAG Bavaria Public Affairs Office and its command information mission.   Researches and writes feature…

FAP: Building self esteem in children through effective praise

  By Kelly Thornborrow, Family Advocacy Program Educator   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – Children are often compared to sponges, in that they absorb and learn about the world around them through interactions with others, particularly those in caregiving roles.   As an adult figure or caregiver in a child’s life, your…

A community member’s guide to understanding FPCON

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Army in Europe relies on five Force Protection Condition (FPCON) levels — Normal, A, B, C and D — or as the Army says, Normal, Alpha, Bravo, Charlie and Delta. The levels increase from lowest condition at Normal to the highest and most protective at…

Always carry 2 forms of photo ID when entering USAG Bavaria installations

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Community members with installation passes should always carry a second form of photo identification when accessing any of the installations at U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria, as well as all U.S. military installations in Europe, according to officials here.   When entering post as a DOD cardholder…

USAREUR: Citizenship services for overseas military families changing in 2020

  U.S. Army Europe press release   WIESBADEN, Germany — Citizenship services for overseas military members and qualified family members will change in early 2020 with the closure of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Frankfurt Field Office on Jan. 31, 2020.   The USCIS will continue to perform its naturalization…

Tech Expo returns to Grafenwoehr Feb. 10

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The semi-annual U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Tech Expo, hosted by the Network Enterprise Center will be held Monday, Feb. 10, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Tower View Conference Center, Bldg 209, in Grafenwoehr.   The Tech Expo connects government and industry to collaborate on fulfilling mission…