Military students overseas to continue receiving free school meals

AAFES Press Release   DALLAS – The Army & Air Force Exchange Service, in conjunction with the Department of Defense and Department of Defense Education Activity, will continue to serve free meals to all students enrolled at DoDEA schools overseas.    “The USDA recently extended a waiver to the DoD School…

German-American ties flourish with Amberg construction projects

AMBERG, Germany — On July 22, 2021, 3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment Commander Lt. Col. Mark Bush and Command Sgt. Maj. Christopher Carbone attended the groundbreaking ceremony of the Kennedy Sued II housing area and the induction of the new nearby traffic circle in Amberg. The event was hosted by…

DVS kindergarten request window open for SY2021-22

DODEA Press Release   ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The request window for students entering virtual option kindergarten for the 2021 to 2022 school year is now open through Aug. 18, or until all available spaces are filled. Parents are committing their student(s) to be enrolled in DoDEA Virtual School for the…

USAG Bavaria professional honored with 2 major civilian awards

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria professional Marlon S. Laidley was recognized for his excellent service to the military community twice in one day. On July 15, 2021, he was awarded both the Frederick E. Vollrath award and the Adjutant General’s Corps Civilian of the Year.   Laidley…

Groundbreaking new vehicle maintenance shop at Grafenwoehr Training Area

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – The U.S. Army continues investing into the modernization of its training camps at Grafenwoehr Training Area. On July 15, ground was broken for a new $51 million vehicle maintenance shop for the rotating forces on the 6.1 hectares construction site near U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Tower…

Grafenwoehr Exchange Janz makes durable medical equipment available for USAG Bavaria 

AAFES PRESS RELEASE   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria community now has convenient access to braces, mobility devices, maternity care and other durable medical equipment at the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s new Janz Medical Supply store at Grafenwoehr Exchange Mall.   Soldiers, retirees, families and…

German-American relations are revived with new edition of community outreach events

  GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany — On July 13, U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria leadership, located on Artillery Kaserne, invited Garmisch-Partenkirchen organization leaders for a meeting. The event took place in the Edelweiss Lodge & Resort Hotel at Sheridan Kaserne.   Participants included County Commissioner Anton Speer, executives of the local district administration office, and…

Open Letter: Working to improve Vehicle Registration Services

An open letter from USAG Bavaria Garrison Commander Col. Christopher Danbeck addressed to the community:   We are having some challenges with our Vehicle Registration in and out-processing procedures that we would like to share with you. We also need your assistance to help us through the Summer PCS surge,…

Assumption of responsibility ceremony welcomes USAG Bavaria senior enlisted leader

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria officially welcomed Command Sgt. Maj. Sebastian A. Camacho, during an assumption of responsibility ceremony at the Tower Barracks Physical Fitness Center on July 9. Camacho assumed his duties as the senior enlisted leader by receiving the command’s colors from Col. Christopher R.…

Peregrine falcon nest found within Grafenwoehr Training Area’s historic landmark

By Megan McKnight, USAG Bavarian Environmental Division   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – During a routine inspection of the Forest House in June, U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Environmental Division staff member Stefan Haertl overheard a nearby peregrine falcon cry and observed an adult bird enter the historic Grafenwoehr Water Tower. Upon further…