Author: Nathan Van Schaik

USAG Bavaria honors its Grafenwoehr, Vilseck volunteers

  VILSECK, Germany — There are 447 service members, family members, local nationals, youth, civilians and retirees who — from March 2017 to February 2018 — logged over 43 years’ worth of man-hours. Over 250 on-post organizations currently use their services. And in the past year alone, the total dollar…

April 20th, 2018 Health & Lifestyle, News

Military Brats can win treats at Grafenwoehr Exchange April 18

    AAFES news release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – What’s pint-sized, wears purple and is tough enough to meet the challenges of a military upbringing? Military brats!   On April 18, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service at Tower Barracks, Rose Barracks and Hohenfels will celebrate Purple Up Day,…

April 11th, 2018 News, School News

Gate 6 closed May 14-25; construction to improve traffic and security

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Tower Barracks Gate 6 will close to inbound POV traffic May 14-25 as construction crews reorganize the 24/7 gate and increase the installation’s overall physical security and force protection.   USAG Bavaria’s Directorate of Public Works was awarded the project last year to re-organize Gate 6.…

April 11th, 2018 News, Safety & Security Bytes

Renovations at Netzaberg Express thru fall 2018; mobile support offered

  By Chris Litch, Army & Air Force Exchange Service   NETZABERG, Germany – On 19 April, the Netzaberg Express will undergo a major interior renovation.   Renovations are not expect to be complete until late fall 2018. With the closure of the main facility, the Grafenwoehr Exchange will bring…

March 30th, 2018 News, School News

Young lives, big stories contest celebrates military youth

    April is Month of the Military Child.   Month of the Military Child activities and events reaffirm the Army’s commitment to ensuring excellence in schools, childcare and youth services as well as providing a strong supportive environment where children can thrive.   USAG Bavaria celebrates the Month of…

March 11th, 2018 News, School News

What to do when bad weather hits Bavaria

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Inclement weather brought on by the autumn and winter months can deliver a blow to Bavaria and the surrounding area, affecting your decision to travel.   Garrison officials and street cleaning crews at U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria installations at Garmisch, Grafenwoehr, Hohenfels and Vilseck will do everything…

November 6th, 2017 Environmental, Health & Lifestyle, News, Safety & Security Bytes, School News, Travel

Retiree Appreciation Day offers financial and health services Oct 24

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – American Retirees in the area will have a chance to get help with pay issues, health care and other retiree services when USAG Bavaria hosts its annual Retiree Appreciation Day Oct. 24 at the Tower View Conference Center on Tower Barracks.   Attendees can meet one-on-one with…

October 14th, 2017 News

Federal government’s charity campaign kicks off Oct 16 at USAG Bavaria

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The annual workplace giving campaign within the U.S. military and federal government begins Oct. 16.   The Combined Federal Campaign-Overseas, or CFC-O, provides uniformed and civilian DOD personnel serving overseas the opportunity to extend their service by supporting charitable causes of their choice.   U.S. Army…

September 26th, 2017 News

Threats on social media highlight need for strategic approach, leadership says

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Soldiers and family members are facing the growing need to protect themselves from cyberthreats on social media, according to top leadership here.   A Soldier within the U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria footprint recently received messages on a private Facebook page deemed by investigators as malicious and…

September 11th, 2017 News, Safety & Security Bytes

Soldiers, families prone to social media threats and how you can reduce risk

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Service members and their families need to play a more strategic role online in the wake of a series of threatening social media messages aimed at Soldiers here, according to intelligence officials.   A Soldier within the U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria footprint recently received messages on…

July 15th, 2017 Safety & Security Bytes