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With tax center services limited, you have options at USAG Bavaria

  7th Army Training Command Legal Office news release    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The 7th Army Training Command’s legal office will again provide free tax services to all eligible Soldiers, dependents, retirees and Army civilians.    Standing tax centers will be available at Grafenwhoer, Ansbach and Hohenfels. Offices open Jan.…

January 15th, 2019 Legal Issues, News

USAG Bavaria Exchange shoppers: Get fit and enter 2 sweepstakes

  AAFES news release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Two sweepstakes are giving Soldiers and their families a chance to take their BE FIT lifestyle to the nex­t level.   From Jan. 18 – Feb. 18, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is offering military shoppers a chance to win…

January 14th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News

New to TRICARE? The Basics You Need to Know

  (TRICARE News Release via TRICARE.mil)  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – If you’re new to TRICARE in 2019, welcome! You’ve joined 9.4 million beneficiaries who receive comprehensive health and dental coverage. You can now connect to a network of military and civilian providers worldwide. Learning about your benefit will help you make the most of…

January 14th, 2019 News

VIDEO: How USO Grafenwoehr and volunteers impact our community

    By Sgt. 1st Class Ron Lee, 382nd Public Affairs Detachment   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — On many U.S. bases you will now find that along with Army Community Service, Morale Welfare and Recreation and of course the Fitness Center.   At U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria in Grafenwoehr, there is…

January 13th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News

Tackling holiday debt in the New Year

By Ms. Mary Ann Davis (IMCOM)  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — If one of your New Year’s resolutions is paying off your credit card debt, let the experts at the U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Army Community Service Financial Readiness Office help. People tend to rack up credit card charges during the holidays,…

January 11th, 2019 News

Army to survey family housing residents by email starting Jan. 15

  By U.S. Army Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management   WASHINGTON — Residents of Family housing owned and leased by the Army will have a chance again to rate the quality of housing and housing services in 2019.   The second online survey of about 10,000 residents living…

January 9th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News

AAFES rewards USAG Bavaria students who excel in the classroom

    AAFES news release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – The Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s ‘You Made the Grade’ program rewards USAG Bavaria students who excel in the classroom during the 2019 school year.   Through ‘You Made the Grade,’ first- through 12th-graders with a B average or higher…

January 7th, 2019 News

How USAG Bavaria’s volunteers contribute to Strong Bonds retreats

  By Robert M. Auker, Director of Religious Education at USAG Bavaria   “Community events build community,” said former U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Chaplain (COL) Kevin M. Pies.   Community volunteers contribute to the success of community efforts. This plays out on a monthly basis with the Army Chaplain Corps’…

January 3rd, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News

Annual inventory to close some USAG Bavaria AAFES stores Jan. 23-31

    AAFES news release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany —The Grafenwoehr Consolidated Exchange conducts annual inventories Jan. 22-31, 2019. This impacts AAFES stores across the USAG Bavaria footprint.   The following facilities will be closed. All facilities will re-open regular schedule hours the next business day.   Main Exchange Facilities Closed:…

January 2nd, 2019 News

Recent changes to the UCMJ could affect you

      By Sgt. LaShic Patterson, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, Public Affairs    VILSECK, Germany – On Jan. 1, 2019, the military will see one of the most comprehensive changes created in decades to the Uniform Code of Military Justice through the Military Justice Act of 2016.   The MJA…

January 2nd, 2019 Legal Issues, News