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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

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

Tower Barracks Exchange hosts Home Based Business Bazaar

  AAFES NEWS RELEASE   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Exchange Services Business Office will be holding its third Home Based Business Bazaar Aug. 24 – 26 at Tower Barracks Main Exchange.   This is a great opportunity to showcase your home-based business and network with other entrepreneurs in your community.  …

July 18th, 2018 News

Travelers: Stay vigilant, stay safe

  By USAG Bavaria Antiterrorism Office   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — With summer in full swing, many families will set off on their summer vacations. While vacationing any time of the year, remember to be vigilant.   Increased travel, mass transit and large gatherings of personnel could present attractive targets of…

July 2nd, 2018 News, Safety & Security Bytes, Travel

Be a good neighbor: USAG Bavaria housing policies

  By USAG Bavaria Housing Office   The intent of this policy is to reinforce German law as closely as possible, and to promote harmony in our communities and living areas.   Noise Control   All individuals within a USAG Bavaria housing community have the right to expect peace and…

June 21st, 2018 Environmental, Health & Lifestyle, News

Emergency Placement Care makes a difference

  By USAG Bavaria Family Advocacy Program   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Family Advocacy Program supports the Emergency Placement Care program as a way to provide short-term care for military children of families in crisis.   EPC is a voluntary or court-mandated service providing 24-hour care…

June 20th, 2018 News

Get to know Germany’s bicycle rules of the road

    By USAG Bavaria Safety Office   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Whether you are taking a fun bike ride with the family, using a bicycle to get to work or as part of your fitness routine, make sure that safety is your primary concern.   This guide tells you what…

June 19th, 2018 Health & Lifestyle, News, Safety & Security Bytes

Bavaria Exchanges generate $1.74M for quality-of-life programs in 2017

  AAFES NEWS RELEASE   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Last year, the U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria community generated $1.74 million for critical quality-of-life programs as Soldiers, retirees and their families shopped the Exchanges at Tower Barracks, Rose Barracks, Hohenfels and Garmisch.   The dividend is used to support USAG Bavaria Family and Morale,…

June 19th, 2018 News
Oak Processionary Moth caterpillars in an oak tree located on Rose Barracks (Photo by Phillip Glaab, USAG Bavaria Environmental Division)

Community reminded to report, maintain distance from Oak Processionary Moth caterpillars

  By Elaine Freeth, USAG Bavaria Environmental Division   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria authorities request community members to report any nest findings of Oak Processional Moth caterpillars and keep their distance from the locations.   The Oak Processionary Moth (Thaumetopoea processionea), or Eichenprozessionsspinner in German, is a…

June 11th, 2018 Environmental, News

AFN gets rights to air 2018 World Cup

  By George A. Smith, AFN Broadcast Center   The American military serving overseas will get to watch the most watched sporting event in the world, soccer’s World Cup, on American Forces Network (AFN) Television starting June 14.   “The most frequently asked question for more than a month was…

June 8th, 2018 Health & Lifestyle, News