#BetterAtBavaria: How the largest overseas installation supports its community

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — If you follow U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria on social media, you can expect to see the tag #BetterAtBavaria more often.   So what does it mean?   #BetterAtBavaria is our way of telling both new and seasoned community members about the resources and services provided by…


How to PCS to Germany with Pets

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — So, you are getting ready to PCS to Germany, and you’re scared, excited, nervous or all of the above. You’ve already gathered your family’s information, but what about your pets?   This can add more stress to an already stressful situation. Below is a list of…

An easy guide to bulk trash disposal at USAG Bavaria

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Bulk trash disposal is an ongoing question for many community members in the Tower and Rose Barracks areas of U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria. Here is a general breakdown of what it is and when it occurs.   The Garrison semi-annually offers bulk items collections in the…

Motorcycle licensing at USAG Bavaria

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Motorcycle season is right around the corner and U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria’s Safety Office wants you to be prepared to hit the asphalt.    “USAG Bavaria provides several motorcycle training options. These are mandatory for active duty in order to operate a motorcycle in Europe,” said…

New Bavaria Healthy Lunch Guide is here

  By U.S. Army Medical Department Activity Bavaria Public Affairs Office   VILSECK, Germany — Whether it is eating at your local food court, or shopping at your local commissary, there is always the opportunity to make your lunch eating habits a little bit healthier.   Medical Department Activity Bavaria…

DFAS explains civilian relocation tax changes

  By Mary Davis, USAG Rheinland-Pfalz Public Affairs   SEMBACH KASERNE, Germany — The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed in December 2017 made the majority of government civilian employee relocation entitlements taxable, causing some concern and confusion over what elements would be taxed.   The Defense Finance and Accounting…

Grafenwoehr Exchange to recognize Vietnam Veterans March 29

  AAFES NEWS RELEASE   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — For the second year in a row, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service will honor Vietnam Veterans for their service and sacrifice on March 29, National Vietnam War Veterans Day.   Veterans who served on active duty in the U.S. Armed…

Exchange gives away thousands in prizes for ‘Free Fridays’

  AAFES News Release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — As if anyone needed another reason to love Fridays. The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is continuing its Free Friday giveaways in 2019, offering U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Soldiers and their families a chance to win riding lawn mowers, furniture, grills,…

Author takes virtual trip to Hohenfels, Germany

  HOHENFELS, Germany — A North Carolina author supported Read Across America Day for military children attending Hohenfels Elementary School, here, in Germany.    March 1 is a special day at many schools across America and is celebrated by reading books and wearing red for the birthday of Dr. Seuss.…

New thrift shop hours in Graf, Vilseck beginning April 2

Bavaria Community and Spouses Club news release   The Bavaria Community and Spouses Club Thrift Shops will have new hours beginning Tuesday, April 2, 2019.   Both the Grafenwoehr and Vilseck shops will have the same hours.   Monday: Closed   Tuesday: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.   Wednesday: 11…