Monthly Archives: July 2018

Army Europe releases new child supervision regulation

  by Ruth Ploeger, Army Europe School Liaison Officer   SEMBACH, Germany — While many yearn for the days of kids running rampant through town with no worries for their safety, the world and our understanding of the cognitive abilities of children has changed.   Military installations are typically very…

July 31st, 2018 News, Safety & Security Bytes, School News

OPINION: Chaplains provide and advise

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Chaplains are one the Army’s greatest assets, providing vital moral leadership and one-on-one counseling with confidentiality.   A week before I left the U.S. bound on a flight to Europe, I was stopped at a red light behind a late model sedan with a very unique…

July 31st, 2018 Health & Lifestyle, News

Bavarian law expands police rights

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Bavarian Parliament approved a new police law in May 2018 due to a new European Union Privacy Policy and a decision made by the Federal Constitutional Court.   All German federal states were required to revise the police laws in light of the privacy policy…

July 30th, 2018 News, Safety & Security Bytes, Things You Didn't Know

Tower View Conference Center to close July 30 for renovation

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Tower View Conference Center will undergo renovation and will be closed from July 30, 2018, through January 2019.    Employees at the TVCC are actively reaching out to event organizers whose reservation requests conflict with the closure.   During the renovation, groups interested in reserving on-post…

July 26th, 2018 News

Exchange Shoppers Can ‘Give and Get Back’ to Help Army, Air Force Relief Funds

  AAFES NEWS RELEASE   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Tower Barracks Exchange is making it easy for shoppers to help Soldiers and military families in need during the second “Give and Get Back” donation period.   From August 1 through August 5, Army & Air Force Exchange Service shoppers can donate…

July 26th, 2018 News

Navigating passports, birth certificates for children born abroad

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — New babies come with paperwork, and maybe more so when the parents are stationed overseas with the military.   According to the U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Passport Office, overseas military bases are not considered U.S. soil, and thus children born to military personnel stationed overseas are…

July 25th, 2018 Legal Issues, News, Things You Didn't Know

Pet ownership a shared responsibility at USAG Bavaria

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria understands how important your pet is to you. The on-post Veterinary Treatment Facilities offer various types of routine care and services for the pets of military families when possible.   The primary mission of the Vilseck and Hohenfels Veterinary Treatment Facilities is…

July 25th, 2018 Health & Lifestyle, News

Travel tips: How to use FlixBus

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — With more than 1,700 destinations in 28 countries, the German bus company FlixMobility Ltd., better known as FlixBus, gives customers an easy travel option for getting around Europe.   “From Kiev to Lisbon and from Stockholm to Bari, almost every little and larger city can be…

July 24th, 2018 News, Travel

3-year construction between Erbendorf, Grafenwoehr forces detour

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — A road leading from Erbendorf to Grafenwoehr will be closed for construction for three years.   The closure of the B299 between Pressath and Erbendorf will result in a detour for those driving to Grafenwoehr. Construction begins at the end of August 2018. The total closure…

July 24th, 2018 Health & Lifestyle, News, Travel

Grafenwoehr Exchange celebrates AAFES’ 123rd anniversary

  AAFES NEWS RELEASE   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Tower Barracks Exchange is inviting Soldiers and their families to celebrate the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s 123rd anniversary July 25.   In addition to special savings and promotions, there will be a cake cutting at the Tower Barracks Main…

July 20th, 2018 News