Monthly Archives: December 2018


USAG Bavaria Exchanges offer ‘Buy Online, Pickup in Store’ option

  AAFES news release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany —Army & Air Force Exchange Service shoppers with in-store privileges can now buy items at ShopMyExchange.com and pick them up at the Tower Barracks Main Store, Rose Barracks PXtra and Hohenfels Retail Store—for free   This makes shopping with the Exchange even more…

December 16th, 2018 Health & Lifestyle, News

Army opens Congressional Fellowship Program to Army civilians

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Army Congressional Fellowship Program is now open to Army civilians who meet eligibility.   Installation Management Command is calling for nominations by Feb. 15, 2019.   The Army Congressional Fellowship Program is an 18-month program for Army Civilians, which includes pursuit of a Master’s Degree…

December 13th, 2018 News

USAG Bavaria honors four Soldiers, one civilian at retirement ceremony

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria honored four Soldiers and one civilian for their service and career at the quarterly retirement ceremony, here, December 12.     The USAG Bavaria Garrison Commander, Col. Adam J. Boyd, thanked the retirees for their accomplishments and sacrifices made in service to the…

December 13th, 2018 News
USAG Bavaria crest

USAG Bavaria releases new usage SOP on community facilities

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria has a new facility usage Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) that went into effect Dec. 1, 2018.   The new SOP outlines common operating procedures for the use of USAG Bavaria meeting facilities for community use.   The SOP applies to all military members,…

December 11th, 2018 News

USAG Bavaria holiday season hours & closures

  Happy holidays from U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria! The following on-post offices and services will be closed or have limited hours during holiday weekends. Closures and hours changes are also listed throughout the year on the Facilities & Closures calendar at home.army.mil/bavaria.   For more, or if you are uncertain about…

December 10th, 2018 News

Stay safe during holidays

  A message from the USAG Bavaria Antiterrorism Office   The next few weeks include a number of holiday celebrations and events that could be potential targets for terrorism.   In addition to holiday fests and markets, other locations such as sporting events, tourist sites, restaurants, commercial centers, places of…

December 9th, 2018 News, Safety & Security Bytes

Changes coming to U.S. Army Europe tax centers in 2019

  By Sgt. Kristopher Dimond, U.S. Army Europe   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Europe tax centers will re-prioritize services in 2019 and focus assistance on those that generally make less than $54,000 per year, in accordance with Army regulations and IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance guidelines.   “The program…

December 6th, 2018 Legal Issues, News

709th Military Police Battalion welcome new NCOs at joint induction ceremony

  HOHENFELS, Germany – Soldiers from the 709th  Military Police Battalion and the U.S. Army Health Clinic in Hohenfels, crossed the threshold from Soldiers to Noncommissioned Officers during an NCO Induction Ceremony Nov. 20 at the Hohenfels Theater.   Twenty-eight Soldiers from the U.S. Army accepted their new duties and responsibilities…

December 6th, 2018 News

Santa, Nikolaus or Christkindl: Christmas traditions in Germany

By Johanna Lohwasser, USAG Bavaria Public Affairs   Germany’s original Christmas gift-bearer St. Nicholas — Sankt Nikolaus in German — makes his tour through town a few weeks earlier in Germany than in America. This isn’t because Santa’s schedule is just too busy to cover the groundwork before Dec. 25.…

December 5th, 2018 News, Things You Didn't Know

USAG Bavaria opening hours during National Day of Mourning Dec. 5

  U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria services will operate under federal holiday hours Wed, Dec. 5, in observance of the National Day of Mourning.   The following services will be affected.  Follow USAG Bavaria’s Facebook page and website for updates.   DoDEA Schools will be closed.   AAFES and DECA Commissaries…

December 4th, 2018 News