Monthly Archives: May 2016


Vietnam veteran serves up sandwiches, stories at Hohenfels Subway

  By Conner Hammett, Army & Air Force Exchange Service Public Affairs   HOHENFELS, Germany — Every day, Willie Alexander is in constant physical pain.   Yet the 74-year- old reports for every shift at the Hohenfels Exchange Subway restaurant, eager to serve and put smiles on the faces of…

May 9th, 2016 News

How to get AFN television at home off-post

  How can I get AFN television at my home? We asked the professionals, and here’s what they said.   If base cable is not available to you the viewer, then you can receive AFN via satellite if you have the required equipment. AFN does not charge for programming, and…

May 9th, 2016 Things You Didn't Know

College graduates, teachers recognized at May graduation ceremony

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria 2016 college graduates and award-winning teachers from on-post universities were recognized for their academic achievements at a graduation ceremony here May 6.   “It is an honor and privilege to be around such a talented group of Soldiers, family members, civilians and…

May 6th, 2016 News

Top 10 tips for motorcycle drivers and passengers

    By Keith “Leo” Lear, USAG Bavaria Safety Officer   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — May is the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), and U.S. Army Motorcycle Safety Month. The USAG Bavaria Safety page has the info you need on motorcycle safety. Here are your Top 10 Motorcycle Safety Tips:…

May 4th, 2016 Safety & Security Bytes

Understanding bicycle rules on and off post

  By Ms. Jessica Lipari (USAREUR)   As John F. Kennedy once said, “Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of riding a bike.”   Whether taking a leisurely bike ride with the family, using a bicycle as a means of transportation or riding a bike as part of one’s fitness…

May 4th, 2016 News

Register nonoperational vehicles to avoid towing

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — With the opening of a permanent abandoned vehicle lot May 2, U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria moves to the next phase of its plan to clear abandoned vehicles from Rose and Tower Barracks.    Starting in May, military police will tag unregistered, unplated vehicles on Rose Barracks,…

May 4th, 2016 CSM Talk, News

Prague a city of architecture and epicurean delight

  By Alexis Tucker   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — If you haven’t been drawn into the bustling city of Prague yet, get ready to be mesmerized by the elaborate architecture.   Although the city can be touristy at times, it still maintains its charm and romantic appearance. With architecture that varies…

May 3rd, 2016 Travel

Rose Barracks library reopens after move, renovations

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Rose Barracks library branch reopened at a new location and is back to providing full services for its patrons after a two-week closure.   The library branch was closed April 18-29 so garrison staff could move to the renovated building at Bldg. 227. The library…

May 2nd, 2016 News

Purple Up! at Grafenwoehr Elementary School

  By Savannah Bussa and Alessandra Porres in Dr. Hunter’s fifth grade class   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — On Wednesday, April 20, the students of Grafenwoehr Elementary School celebrated Purple Up! Day, a day for military kids from every branch of service to celebrate their contributions to the military.   Every…

May 1st, 2016 News, School News