Monthly Archives: October 2018

An easy guide to trash & recycling in Hohenfels

  HOHENFELS, Germany — Germany is one of the most successful countries in recycling the trash for the good of the environment. A major part of the success is the proper sorting of garbage. But the whole subject of recycling can be an overwhelming task for any newcomer to the…

October 19th, 2018 Environmental, Health & Lifestyle, News

DOD personnel eligible for free antivirus software for home use

  The DoD Antivirus Software License Agreement with McAfee allows active DoD service members and employees to utilize the antivirus software for home use.   Home use of the antivirus products will not only protect personal computers, but will also potentially lessen the threat of malicious logic being introduced to…

October 18th, 2018 News, Safety & Security Bytes

Grafenwoehr Exchange shows care with ‘We Care’ Day of Deployment event

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Grafenwoehr Exchange is partnering with commissaries to host a family-themed “We Care” event in support of the National Day of Deployment at the Rose Barracks PXtra on Oct. 27.   The Rose Barracks PXtra invites children of deployed service members to create special care packages with…

October 17th, 2018 News

Garmisch livens up Fire Prevention Week with ‘Sparky, the fire dog’

  GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany — The Great Chicago Fire, which began on Oct. 8, 1871, devastated the city, killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 homeless, destroyed more than 17,400 structures and burned more than 2,000 acres of land. In commemoration, Fire Prevention Week is observed each year during the week…

October 16th, 2018 News, Safety & Security Bytes

Garmisch team helps veteran revisit 1950s

  GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany — When Michael Bade asked his congressman for assistance in visiting the U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria–Garmisch community with his father, 85-year-old Army veteran Richard Bade, the wheels started spinning to make it happen.   Bade had been stationed in Garmisch in 1955 with the 1st Platoon, Company…

October 15th, 2018 News

Hohenfels employees recognized for length of service

  HOHENFELS, Germany — Thirty-four German and American civilian employees were honored for their years of service to the U.S. Army in a ceremony, here, Oct. 11.   These garrison employees served anywhere from 10 to 45 years each. Together, they logged 750 years of total service to the U.S.…

October 12th, 2018 News

Jedi at the Exchange coming to Grafenwoehr

  AAFES NEWS RELEASE   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Grafenwoehr Exchange will give young Padawans the chance to battle the Dark Side with a Disney-approved Star Wars experience on Oct. 13.   Jedi at the Exchange gives children 4-12 the chance to get free Jedi training, similar to what is offered…

October 11th, 2018 News

Garmisch Community Library earns 2018 excellence award

  By Katherine Livingston, Library Technician, Garmisch   GARMISCH, Germany — The efforts of the Garmisch Community Library were recognized throughout the Army when it took home the 2018 Excellence in Army Recreation, Small Garrison Library and Information Services Award.   The results of the Army Recreation Awards were released Sept.…

October 9th, 2018 News, School News

Clear bulk trash, other waste during Fall Cleanup

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Every year, as the trees become bare and leaves pile up along sidewalks and lawns, the U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Directorate of Public Works leads a concerted effort to beautify the installation before the season gives way to the cold, snowy months of winter.  …

October 5th, 2018 Environmental, Health & Lifestyle, News

Take the cost of living survey, influence future rates

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — All Department of Defense Service members stationed at any of the 11 DOD identified locations in Germany, and who have been on station for at least three months, are required to complete the 2018 Cost of Living Allowance Living Pattern Survey at www.defensetravel.dod.mil/site/colaSurvey.cfm?ID=Germany.   The COLA…

October 5th, 2018 Health & Lifestyle, News