Grafenwoehr Exchange shows care with ‘We Care’ Day of Deployment event

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Grafenwoehr Exchange is partnering with commissaries to host a family-themed “We Care” event in support of the National Day of Deployment at the Rose Barracks PXtra on Oct. 27.   The Rose Barracks PXtra invites children of deployed service members to create special care packages with…

Garmisch livens up Fire Prevention Week with ‘Sparky, the fire dog’

  GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany — The Great Chicago Fire, which began on Oct. 8, 1871, devastated the city, killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 homeless, destroyed more than 17,400 structures and burned more than 2,000 acres of land. In commemoration, Fire Prevention Week is observed each year during the week…

Garmisch team helps veteran revisit 1950s

  GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany — When Michael Bade asked his congressman for assistance in visiting the U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria–Garmisch community with his father, 85-year-old Army veteran Richard Bade, the wheels started spinning to make it happen.   Bade had been stationed in Garmisch in 1955 with the 1st Platoon, Company…

Hohenfels employees recognized for length of service

  HOHENFELS, Germany — Thirty-four German and American civilian employees were honored for their years of service to the U.S. Army in a ceremony, here, Oct. 11.   These garrison employees served anywhere from 10 to 45 years each. Together, they logged 750 years of total service to the U.S.…

Jedi at the Exchange coming to Grafenwoehr

  AAFES NEWS RELEASE   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Grafenwoehr Exchange will give young Padawans the chance to battle the Dark Side with a Disney-approved Star Wars experience on Oct. 13.   Jedi at the Exchange gives children 4-12 the chance to get free Jedi training, similar to what is offered…

Garmisch Community Library earns 2018 excellence award

  By Katherine Livingston, Library Technician, Garmisch   GARMISCH, Germany — The efforts of the Garmisch Community Library were recognized throughout the Army when it took home the 2018 Excellence in Army Recreation, Small Garrison Library and Information Services Award.   The results of the Army Recreation Awards were released Sept.…

Clear bulk trash, other waste during Fall Cleanup

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Every year, as the trees become bare and leaves pile up along sidewalks and lawns, the U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Directorate of Public Works leads a concerted effort to beautify the installation before the season gives way to the cold, snowy months of winter.   Service…

Take the cost of living survey, influence future rates

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — All Department of Defense Service members stationed at any of the 11 DOD identified locations in Germany, and who have been on station for at least three months, are required to complete the 2018 Cost of Living Allowance Living Pattern Survey at www.defensetravel.dod.mil/site/colaSurvey.cfm?ID=Germany.   The COLA…

USAG Bavaria dining facilities move into 21st Century with cashless payment

  Grafenwoehr, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria’s dining facility and many Army dining facilities throughout Europe have transitioned from cash only to accepting credit and debit card payments as of Sept. 21.   The steps have been completed by the Department of the Army setting up debit and credit…

Vehicle Resale Lot tackles abandoned vehicle problem

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Members of the U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria community wanting to sell or buy a used vehicle can now do so at the Vehicle Resale Lot at Tower Barracks.   The lot replaces a temporary impound lot near Gate 6 and is part of a wide effort…