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March is Red Cross Month: How you can become a hero

  By Maureen Ragle, Field Office Coordinator   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — March is Red Cross Month and the USAG Bavaria Red Cross is giving you the tools to become a hero: Learn a lifesaving skill, become a volunteer or make a donation to #help1family on Giving Day – March 28.…

February 26th, 2018 Health & Lifestyle, News

Hockey team representing USAG Bavaria wins championship

  By Bradley J. Huestis, Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, 7th Army Training Command   GARMISCH, Germany — The Bayern Rangers US Army Ice Hockey Team took Garmisch by storm this past weekend.   Representing U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria the team showed up in force for the 26th annual…

February 21st, 2018 Health & Lifestyle, News

Stream Olympics for free with the Exchange

  AAFES news release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany  – The Winter Games are about to begin and free streaming of the Olympics for service members and families is back.   The Exchange is honored to partner with Comcast NBCUniversal and local cable, satellite, dMVPD and Telco providers to bring the 2018…

February 4th, 2018 Health & Lifestyle, News

Tax centers available at USAG Bavaria

  7th Army Training Command Tax Center release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — It is coming up on everyone’s favorite time of year – tax season! As always, the 7th Army Training Command Tax Centers will be providing free federal and state tax return preparation and electronic filing services for all DoD…

January 17th, 2018 Legal Issues, News

Exchange partners with H&R Block offering tax preparation service

  AAFES news release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — According to a Government Accountability Office study, more than 60 percent of taxpayers are likely to file their taxes incorrectly this year.   To help service members and their families avoid what could be a costly tax mistake, the Army & Air…

January 10th, 2018 Legal Issues, News

Celebrating New Year’s Eve in Bavaria

  USAG Stuttgart Public Affairs news release   New Year’s Eve in Germany is a time to celebrate the start of a new year with fireworks, music, and family. Whether you want to party into the early hours of the morning or have a relaxed New Year’s with your family,…

December 25th, 2017 News

How Netzaberg Elementary shares holiday spirit

By Sonya Gates, Assistant Principal, Netzaberg Elementary School     GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — As part of Netzaberg Elementary School’s Kindness Challenge, NES students participated in spreading kindness and holiday cheer in several ways this season.     First, NES students partnered up with H.A.L.O.S., or Humanos Ayudando Los Oprimidos y Sufridos,…

December 21st, 2017 News, School News

Giant House Spider: harmless to humans, helpful to the environment

By Christa LeGrande, U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Environmental Division volunteer   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Now that winter is upon us and the days are getting colder, animals of all kinds, including us humans, seek warmer locales to survive the blustery cold.   One such creature we’re likely to find more…

December 12th, 2017 Environmental, Health & Lifestyle, News

How DPW keeps roads clear in winter

  By Tom Janis, USAG Bavaria Emergency Manager   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Driving in Germany is particularly challenging with the speeds and the amount of traffic on the roadways.   Add winter conditions and the road conditions will deteriorate quickly with rain, ice and snow.   A particular hazard of…

November 30th, 2017 Environmental, Health & Lifestyle, News, Safety & Security Bytes

MILITARY STAR makes dreams come true with fourth annual Your Holiday Bill Is On Us sweepstakes

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – The nation’s military exchanges and the Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) are joining forces to put some jingle back in military shoppers’ pockets by picking up the tab on their MILITARY STAR cards with the Your Holiday Bill Is On Us sweepstakes.   The Army & Air…

November 29th, 2017 News