USAG Bavaria welcomes 22 new US citizens during naturalization ceremony

  GRAFENWHOER, Germany — Twenty-two members of the USAG Bavaria community were sworn in as American citizens during a virtual naturalization ceremony on June 29 at the Tower View Conference Center. The ceremony, part of a special program to naturalize active duty military members and their families, welcomed the individuals…

Second annual EFMP Parent’s Day Picnic

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – The Exceptional Family Members Program held its second annual Parent’s Picnic Day on June 15, 2022, on Rose Barracks. In a picnic atmosphere, all community members were invited to enjoy the great weather, play, network, and get to know their community better.     “This event…

Rose Barracks Law Center receives Chief of Staff Award

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Rose Barracks Law Center received the Army Chief of Staff Award for excellent service to the military community at U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria, during fiscal year 2021. Among the small team division, this team went above and beyond serving customers, which included all tenant units, rotating…

Joint training event strengthens partnership between German, American police

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — On June 10, U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria’s Directorate of Emergency Services and Upper Palatinate Polizei participated in a joint active shooter training event within the Grafenwoehr Training Area. Eleven DES Soldiers and 16 local Polizei, from Eschenbach, Auerbach and Vilseck, attended this partnership event to build…

Culture Shock: 13 things that may surprise Americans in Germany

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – Willkommen to U.S Army Garrison Bavaria! Moving internationally can be incredibly stressful, so here is some useful information concerning the most significant cultural differences newcomers experience a permanent change of station to Germany from America.   1. Cash is king While credit cards are a universally accepted…

Adjutant General’s Corps Civilian of the Year 2021

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Timothy Roberts, supervisory postal operations specialist of the Rose Barracks Postal Service Center, was selected as the Adjutant General’s Corps Civilian of the Year 2021. Roberts was awarded this prestigious title, due to his outstanding performance last year.   Roberts is responsible for the supervisory management of…

IMCOM Europe Region-wide Army Professionals of the Quarter

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Installation Management Command Europe announced the IMCOM Europe-wide Army Professional of the Quarter awardee for the second quarter of fiscal year 2022. And the prestigious award went to Sheila Barthel, education services officer with U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria – Rose Barracks.   Barthel earned her nomination…

Tower Barracks Army Lodging team receives Lodging Operations Award, recognizes Supervisor of the Year

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Commander Col. Christoper R. Danbeck presented the Lodging Operation Award to the the Tower Barracks Army Lodging team on May 25, 2022. The lodging team was awarded for its consistent motivation in serving hotel guests for reasons involving PCS, TDY and leisure. During…

Exchange, Warner Bros. Pictures offers free screening of ‘Elvis’ at Rose Barracks Reel Time Theater

AAFES News Release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – Service members, military families and retirees can view a free advance screening of Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Elvis,” starring Austin Butler and Tom Hanks, at the Rose Barracks Reel Time Theater on June 11 at 2 p.m.    The special advance screening of the…

Universal free school lunch ending June 30

AAFES Press Release   DALLAS – As USDA child nutrition COVID-19 waivers expire on June 30, free school lunches at Department of Defense Education Activity schools outside the continental United States will end once the 2022-23 school year begins.   During the COVID-19 pandemic, students enrolled at DoDEA schools received…