Monthly Archives: April 2018

USAG Bavaria’s Sgt. Jeremy Lucena runner-up at IMCOM Best Warrior Competition

  By Susan A. Merkner, U.S. Army Installation Management Command GRAFENWOEHR, Germany —  Two Soldiers have won the right to represent the U.S. Army Installation Management Command in this year’s Army-wide Best Warrior Competition.   Sgt. Anthony J. Brown-Davis, IMCOM Readiness, USAG Fort Irwin, was named IMCOM’s NCO of the…

April 30th, 2018 News

Always carry 2 forms of photo ID when entering USAG Bavaria installations

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Community members with installation passes should always carry a second form of photo identification when accessing any of the installations at U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria, as well as all U.S. military installations in Europe, according to officials here.   When entering post as a DOD cardholder…

April 29th, 2018 News

Airmen memorialize fallen heroes during annual 24-hour Run Challenge

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Tactical Air Control Party Airmen from across Europe ran to memorialize fallen Airmen and Soldiers here, April 26 to 27, during the 7th Annual TACP 24-hour Run Challenge.   “My goal is 60 miles. Last year I got 52 and I am trying to beat that,”…

April 27th, 2018 News

Newcomers challenged to discover Bavaria

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — United States Army Garrison Bavaria Army Community Service offers newcomers an opportunity to get to know Bavaria while collecting stamps in the Passport Challenge booklet.   “This program is designed to make the spouses feel welcome in USAG Bavaria, and it should also help to integrate and…

April 27th, 2018 News

Installations enhancing ‘power-projection platforms’

  By David Vergun, Army News Service   WASHINGTON — Installations, including the buildings, utilities, security, and training areas, must modernize, be more efficient and better prepare Soldiers for combat, said the commander of Installation Management Command.   Lt. Gen. Kenneth R. Dahl spoke during a recent Association of the…

April 26th, 2018 News

Tricare changes: Overseas newborn enrollment requirements

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Effective this year, parents will need to follow new overseas Tricare enrollment requirements for their newborn or adopted children.   Newborns now have a 120-day grace period for healthcare coverage in Tricare when born at overseas duty stations. This grace period begins on the date…

April 24th, 2018 Health & Lifestyle, News

Grafenwoehr Exchange supports readiness, resiliency

  AAFES NEWS RELEASE   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — As the Department of Defense shifts its focus to personnel readiness, Soldiers in U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria can count on the Army & Air Force Exchange Service to have their six.   At the Exchange and ShopMyExchange.com, Soldiers and their families can equip…

April 24th, 2018 Health & Lifestyle, News

May Day: Witches will fly and pranks will rise

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – Welcoming spring with bonfires and dances while banishing demons and evil spirits – this is how much of Germany celebrates witches night, or ‘Hexennacht,” April 30 every year.   On this night, the old legends say witches meet the devil at the sacred mountain Brocken before…

April 23rd, 2018 Health & Lifestyle, News, Travel

USAG Bavaria honors its Grafenwoehr, Vilseck volunteers

  VILSECK, Germany — There are 447 service members, family members, local nationals, youth, civilians and retirees who — from March 2017 to February 2018 — logged over 43 years’ worth of man-hours. Over 250 on-post organizations currently use their services. And in the past year alone, the total dollar…

April 20th, 2018 Health & Lifestyle, News

Homegrown: Take advantage of fresh produce

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Spring has arrived in Bavaria and nature is coming back from hibernation. This also marks the beginning of gardening season, when seeds and young plants are brought out and tended to so they can produce a plentiful harvest.   The same is true for Tower and…

April 19th, 2018 Environmental, Health & Lifestyle, News, Things You Didn't Know