Oktoberfest 2019 in Munich: A traveler’s guide

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The 2019 Oktoberfest in Munich runs Sept. 21 through Oct. 6 and fest-goers can expect to see stringent security measures again, according to the official website.   The heightened security plans include a secured perimeter, a significant police presence with up to 600 police officers of…


USAG Bavaria leadership focus on four initiatives at housing town hall

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria hosted the quarterly Army Family Housing Town Hall Sept. 12 at the Rose Barracks Chapel in Vilseck, Germany.   The event, which was live-streamed to the Garrison’s official Facebook page, was an opportunity for Garrison Commander Col. Adam J. Boyd to provide…

Status of Forces Agreement: What is it and who is eligible

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — An overseas move with the military can be overwhelming, especially when it comes to rights, responsibilities and individual logistic support in a new country. Understanding how the Status of Forces Agreement affects you, as well as some basic differences in law between the U.S. and Germany, will…

Bavaria Community and Spouses’ Club and MWR present 12th Annual Crown Jewel Bazaar

Bavaria Community and Spouses Club news release    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Bavaria Community and Spouses’ Club and the U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation are partnering to bring the USAG Bavaria community the 12th annual Crown Jewel Bazaar October 4 – 6, 2019, at…

Provost Marshal Minute: Register your POV and report accidents

USAG Bavaria Provost Marshal   Remember – while here in Germany, you must have all of your Privately Owned Vehicles (POVs) registered at all times.     You must register your vehicle in one of two statuses: either as OPERATIONAL or NON-OPERATIONAL.     Plan, prepare and take care of…

NDAA implementation starts soon for Soldier for Life programs

  by U.S. Army Human Resources Command Public Affairs   FORT KNOX, Kentucky — The Soldier for Life – Transition Assistance Program is excited to announce changes coming to SFL-TAP that will be more beneficial to Soldiers.   These changes are outlined in the National Defense Authorization Act of 2019.…

Grafenwoehr Exchange celebrates Air Force birthday with special offers Sept. 18

AAFES News Release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The U.S. Air Force will mark its 72nd birthday on Sept. 18, and the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is celebrating with special offers for military shoppers.    Grafenwoehr Exchange shoppers can enjoy these savings on Sept. 18:   10 cents off…

Grafenwoehr Military Museum Exhibit highlights training area environmental protection

  by Christa Rolls, USAG Bavaria Environmental Division   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Culture and Military Museum of Grafenwoehr will open a special exhibition highlighting environmental protection at Grafenwoehr Training Area from Sept. 17, 2019, to March 15, 2020.   Hosted by Stadt Grafenwoehr and the Heimatverein Grafenwoehr, the exhibit…

‘Small Steps Save Lives’ campaign increases suicide awareness, prevention

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Defense Department rolled out a new campaign theme to recognize a major public health concern in our community and many military communities around the globe.   “September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. This year’s theme is ‘Small Steps Save Lives,’ which emphasizes the small changes service…

Bavaria Housing Office releases how-to video series for newcomers, residents

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — As a way to better serve customers’ needs, the U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Housing Office has released a new ‘How-To’ video series for Army housing residents.   The video series is based on the most common service orders submitted by residents. The videos are released regularly on the garrison’s…