Monthly Archives: March 2018

Renovations at Netzaberg Express thru fall 2018; mobile support offered

  By Chris Litch, Army & Air Force Exchange Service   NETZABERG, Germany – On 19 April, the Netzaberg Express will undergo a major interior renovation.   Renovations are not expect to be complete until late fall 2018. With the closure of the main facility, the Grafenwoehr Exchange will bring…

March 30th, 2018 News, School News

Easter events, services at USAG Bavaria

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Spring brings the promise of longer days, warmer weather and flowers to brighten the landscape. In Germany — and particularly southern Germany — pre-Lenten and Easter traditions abound.   Bavarian culture prepares for the Easter season with the pre-Lenten celebration of Fasching. The word Fasching dates back to…

March 27th, 2018 Health & Lifestyle

Things you didn’t know: Easter traditions in Germany

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — When it comes to celebrations in Germany, colorfully decorated trees aren’t just for Christmas anymore.   Roughly four weeks before Easter — which falls on April 1, 2018 — handcrafted eggs dangle from the branches of birch trees, symbolizing new life and fertility, and towns, big and…

March 27th, 2018 Health & Lifestyle, News, Things You Didn't Know

The Garmisch Community Library Presents: Oliver Pötzsch

by Katherine Livingstone   GARMISCH, Germany — It was a book reading. It was a puppet show. It was a concert. It was Oliver Pötzsch!   Once again, Bavarian author Oliver Pötzsch regaled the Garmisch community, with his smart blend of stories, music, and medieval show and tell. This year it…

March 26th, 2018 News, School News

OPINION: What I wish someone had told me before I moved to USAG Bavaria

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Moving to an amazing, culturally-diverse area as U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria involves a lot of planning and forethought.   As with any permanent change of station, or PCS, it’s imperative to keep your head high and remain optimistic.   But don’t be fooled: It won’t…

March 20th, 2018 Health & Lifestyle, News

Grafenwoehr Exchange honoring Vietnam Veterans March 29

  AAFES news release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — In partnership with the United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service at Tower Barracks Main Exchange will honor all who served during the Vietnam War with free commemorative lapel pins marking the war’s 50th anniversary.…

March 15th, 2018 News

Young lives, big stories contest celebrates military youth

    April is Month of the Military Child.   Month of the Military Child activities and events reaffirm the Army’s commitment to ensuring excellence in schools, childcare and youth services as well as providing a strong supportive environment where children can thrive.   USAG Bavaria celebrates the Month of…

March 11th, 2018 News, School News

3 reasons to go to the European Theater Transition Summit

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrisons Bavaria and Rheinland Pfalz are hosting European Theater Transition Summits March 26-27 and March 28-29.   Organized by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Hiring Our Heroes Foundation, the events are focused on helping service members, veterans and military spouses build skills and…

March 9th, 2018 Health & Lifestyle, News