Monthly Archives: July 2017

USAG Bavaria proves ‘ready to fight’ during full-scale exercise

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Smoke rises from the middle school just as military police arrive on location. Meanwhile, 150 DOD personnel out of Turkey are en route to a shelter here as part of an evacuation operation. And garrison employees suddenly realize they’re the target of a malicious and sophisticated…

July 28th, 2017 News, Safety & Security Bytes

Exceptional Family Member Program: Meeting the needs of families

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – Located at Army Community Services, Bldg. B322, on Rose Barracks the Exceptional Family Member Program is an Army- wide program designed to assist individuals who have a family member, regardless of age, with a disability of any kind that requires special treatment or services                             EFMP…

July 25th, 2017 Health & Lifestyle, News, Questions

Grafenwoehr Exchange shoppers can keep veterans working with Rags of Honor tees

AAFES news release GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is offering Rags of Honor – a new patriotic apparel brand that supports homeless and unemployed veterans – available at the Tower Barracks Main Store and at shopmyexchange.com.   All Rags of Honor products are made in…

July 19th, 2017 News

Discover a beautiful nature trail just outside of Vilseck

  VILSECK, Germany — Tucked away in the woods between Freihung and Vilseck is a family hiking gem called the Beaver Nature Trail, or Biberlehrpfad.   This 1.8 mile long trail is a mix of gravel road and hiking path, leading you through verdant forests, open fields and wetlands before…

July 18th, 2017 Environmental, Health & Lifestyle, Travel

Army launches campaign to get Soldiers hired

Story by U.S. Army Human Resources Command Public Affairs   The Army’s Soldier for Life – Transition Assistance Program (SFL-TAP) is hosting a Hire a Soldier Campaign now through Aug. 11 on SFL-TAP’s Facebook and Twitter pages.   The campaign aims to inform transitioning Soldiers on ways to market themselves…

July 17th, 2017 Health & Lifestyle, News

Boss Program Provides Opportunities for Single Soldiers

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany  — The Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program, or BOSS, is located at 50 Gettysburg Avenue, Tower Barracks. The program originated in 1989 as a way to counter-balance the strong emphasis the Army placed on family-oriented programming by giving single Soldiers a platform to address their needs.…

July 15th, 2017 News

Soldiers, families prone to social media threats and how you can reduce risk

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Service members and their families need to play a more strategic role online in the wake of a series of threatening social media messages aimed at Soldiers here, according to intelligence officials.   A Soldier within the U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria footprint recently received messages on…

July 15th, 2017 Safety & Security Bytes

Did somebody say ‘Game of Thrones?’

  VILSECK, Germany — Where are my Game of Thrones fans at? Game of Thrones 7th season will premiere on this Sunday, July 16th at 8 p.m. CST on HBO in the United States, which is 3 a.m., on Monday, July 17th over here. In honor of this premiere, I…

July 14th, 2017 Health & Lifestyle, News

Freecycle: Good Stuff Free

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — PCS season is in full swing. If you are new to Germany, or have PCS’d for the first time, the experience can be overwhelming. In addition to finding a place to live, the added task of coming up with the household goods you didn’t bring…

July 10th, 2017 Health & Lifestyle, News