550 volunteers representing 310 USAG Bavaria organizations honored

  VILSECK, Germany — Garrison leaders and community members gathered here April 17 to extend thanks and praise to the 550 registered volunteers at Tower and Rose Barracks.   The garrison recognized its volunteer community members as leaders and vital contributors at a ceremony at the Rose Barracks Multipurpose Center.…


NES student council bring dragon snacks to USO

A message from the Secretary of Netzaberg Elementary School Student Council        By Audrey Jones, Fifth-Grade, Secretary, NES Student Council   Thanks to the students at Netzaberg Elementary School and the student council.   In March children at the USO on Tower Barracks in Grafenwoehr were greeted with…

USAG Bavaria employees recognized for 2,190 years of service

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Community members and garrison leaders honored long-time garrison employees at an Employee Length of Service ceremony, here, April 12.   In total, 66 garrison employees logged 2,190 years of total service to the U.S. Army and federal government.   “There are honorees among us that have worked…

Gear up for summer riding at USAG Bavaria motorcycle safety day

  By Debby Gonzales, USAG Bavaria Director of Safety   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria kicks off this year’s motorcycle season with motorcycle safety day at Grafenwoehr on May 3 and in Hohenfels on April 25.   “We want to help foster the Army’s Motorcycle Mentorship Program. This…

Build healthy parent-child relationships with these Family Advocacy Program tips

  By Brenda Mercado, USAG Bavaria Family Advocacy Specialist    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Building healthy and positive interactions with your child can seem nearly impossible during moments of fits and tantrums. However, engaging your child and creating a positive parent-child relationship is essential.   According to the CDC, developing a…

MEDDAC Bavaria civilian selected as SARC of the Year

By Alain M. Polynice, U.S. Army Medical Department Activity Bavaria Public Affairs Office   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Margie Mercado, a Sexual Assault Response Coordinator at U.S. Army Medical Department Activity Bavaria, was recently named as the United States Army Europe 2019 Exceptional Sexual Assault Response Coordinator of the Year.  …

Kinder surprise eggs still banned in U.S.

USEUCOM Customs Executive Agency News Release   WIESBADEN, Germany — People who are thinking of sending chocolate eggs stateside this Easter should be aware of the U.S. Customs regulation banning Kinder Surprise eggs from import to the U.S.   “U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents will remove Kinder Surprise chocolate…

Phase 1 of 2 of Gate 6 traffic circle construction set to begin

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Construction is set to begin on a traffic circle outside Tower Barracks’ 24/7 gate resulting in detours and modified gate hours.   In mid-November 2018 garrison officials here and members of the German building authority announced plans to co-fund a project to build a traffic circle…

Festival remembers sacrifices of American Soldiers decades later

  By George Patton Waters, grandson to Gen. George S. Patton   Have you ever wondered if the American soldier will be remembered for their sacrifices decades from now? I believe we’ve found the answer in a small town in the Czech Republic.   For almost 30 years, the city…

Spring cleanup April 22-26 to beautify our communities

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Tower Barracks, Rose Barracks, and Hohenfels communities will join forces to make U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria look neat and clean during the annual spring cleanup event April 22 to 26.   Soldiers, family members and civilians can help improve the appearance of USAG Bavaria by collecting…