2018 Christmas Markets near USAG Bavaria

    By Johanna Lohwasser   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — While the seasons change and leaves start to fall, imagine Medieval castles illuminated by Christmas lights and small stalls offering everything from traditional food, candy and drinks to handmade local tree decorations, candles and hand-crafted wooden toys like vintage merry-go-rounds.  …

USAG Bavaria hosts the 2018 Military Academic Achievement Awards Ceremony

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – The Education Center at U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria hosted its 5th Annual Military Academic Achievement Awards  Nov. 14.   The Directorate of Human Resources, the Army Continuing Education System office and the Tri-Services Academic Institutions recognized 19 outstanding student scholars.   The University of Maryland…

More options to find employment and volunteer positions at USAG Bavaria

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Army Community Service and Army Air Force Exchange Services held a Career and Volunteer Fair Nov. 8, which featured dozens of employers and volunteer opportunities in USAG Bavaria.   Don’t worry if you were not able to attend the event because there are still plenty of…

Stay safe during holidays

  A message from the USAG Bavaria Antiterrorism Office   The next two months include a number of holiday celebrations and events that could be potential targets for terrorism. In addition to holiday fests and markets, other locations such as sporting events, tourist sites, restaurants, commercial centers, places of worship…

Understanding the history of Veterans Day

      HOHENFELS, Germany — On Nov. 11, Veterans Day, we celebrate the bravery and sacrifice of all U.S. veterans.   But the version of Veterans Day we know now wasn’t always so.   It wasn’t always a holiday, it wasn’t always on Nov. 11. In fact, it wasn’t…

APO announces 2018 holiday mailing deadlines

    The U.S. Postal Service and the Army Post Office have the mailing deadlines for the expected delivery of cards and gifts to your loved ones this holiday season. Also, remember to pick up your parcels from your community mail rooms as soon as they arrive, as the sheer…

TKS service outage Nov. 14 to impact internet and AFN TV

TKS news release   On Wednesday Nov. 14, 2018, TKS will implement a network upgrade at U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria, which will result in a temporary interruption of all TKS network services between midnight and 2 a.m.   TKS network services that will be impacted include: easyConnect, easyTV, AFN television,…

2018 holiday tree lightings at USAG Bavaria

    UPDATE: The tree lighting ceremonies at Tower Barracks and Rose Barracks have changed dates and times—both on the same night. The tree lighting at Tower Barracks will occur Dec. 10 at 5:30 p.m. The tree lighting at Rose Barracks will occur Dec. 10 at 7 p.m.    …

Engineers to break ground on new Grafenwoehr Elementary School

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army leadership and school officials are set to break ground Nov. 20 on the Grafenwoehr Elementary School.   Department of Defense Education Activity — the agency overseeing U.S. military schools overseas — is funding the $38 million project.   The new school is scheduled to…

New thrift shop hours in Graf and Vilseck beginning Nov. 6

Bavaria Community and Spouses Club news release   The Bavaria Community and Spouses Club Thrift Shops will have new hours beginning Tuesday, November 6, 2018.   Both the Grafenwoehr and Vilseck shops will have the same hours.   Monday: Closed   Tuesday: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.   Wednesday: 11…