Monthly Archives: June 2019


Back-to-school event to prepare kids, parents for 2019-2020 school year

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria kicks off the new school year with a back-to-school event on Aug. 23 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Tower Barracks Exchange Mall to inform kids and parents about the new 2019-2020 school year.   The event will provide all…

June 24th, 2019 News

Bigger and better! Exchange expands online community hub

  AAFES NEWS RELEASE   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Army & Air Force Exchange Service continues to expand its online Hub, with valuable resources for the U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria military community and robust information for Veterans.    The Hub, which launched in 2018 at ShopMyExchange.com/Community, is a simple-to-navigate source…

June 24th, 2019 News

Red Cross issues heat safety tips as temperatures climb

  American Red Cross News Release   VILSECK, Germany — It’s hot out there and the soaring temperatures can be dangerous. The American Red Cross has steps people can follow to help stay safe when it’s hot outside.   NEVER LEAVE CHILDREN OR PETS IN YOUR VEHICLE. The inside temperature…

June 21st, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News, Safety & Security Bytes

Deadline to transfer GI Bill benefits is July 12

  Original article by Devon L. Suits, Army News Service   WASHINGTON — Soldiers with over 16 years of service who want to transfer their Post-9/11 GI Bill to a dependent must do so before July 12, or risk losing the ability to transfer education benefits.   Last year, the…

June 19th, 2019 Legal Issues, News, School News

Experience history with Grafenwoehr Water Tower tours

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria is now offering monthly tours of the historic Water Tower landmark on Tower Barracks.   The tours take place on the second Wednesday of each month at 10 a.m. Current tour dates are listed at the end of this article.   Each…

June 18th, 2019 News, Travel

Rose Barracks Express, Garmisch Gas Station fuel pump upgrades coming July 2019

  AAFES NEWS RELEASE   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Exchange will be upgrading the fuel pumps at Rose Barracks Express and the Garmisch Exchange Gas Station in July.   There will be limited service during the upgrade timeframe as the pumps are transitioned to the new ones. During this time, pumps…

June 18th, 2019 News

Understanding ESSO fuel cards

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Esso card is a convenient way to pay for fuel, but certain policies and procedures for the retail sale of duty-free motor fuel affect authorized personnel in Germany.   The Esso card is a form of rationing introduced to help prevent over-purchasing high-demand goods such…

June 16th, 2019 News, Things You Didn't Know, Travel

Support military relief programs: Grafenwoehr Exchange shoppers can Give, Get Back June 14-18

AAFES NEWS RELEASE   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — For the third consecutive year, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is partnering with Army Emergency Relief and the Air Force Assistance Fund to help service members and military families in need through the Give and Get Back campaign.   From June…

June 14th, 2019 News

Assessment shows second year of growth in math and literacy at DoDEA schools

  DoDEA news release   ALEXANDRIA, Virginia – The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) recently completed its second-year administration of the DoDEA Summative Assessments, posting gains in literacy and mathematics in the first possible year of comparative measurement for the criterion-referenced examinations.   More than 50,000 military-connected students from…

June 13th, 2019 News, School News

Gate 6 reopens on schedule, new traffic circle on B299 completed

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Tower Barracks Gate 6 reopens on schedule Friday, June 14, to inbound and outbound POV traffic as construction crews complete construction of a traffic circle on B299.   The new traffic circle outside Gate 6 will be available for public use. Gate 6 and the new traffic…

June 12th, 2019 News