Monthly Archives: June 2019


Town hall addresses housing problems, successes and improvements

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Maintenance response times, lack of transparency of housing work orders, and effective sponsorship were among common findings of over four thousand recent home and barracks visits here, said the garrison commander at a town hall to address housing issues.   Garrison Commander Col. Adam Boyd hosted…

June 30th, 2019 Environmental, Health & Lifestyle, News

MEDDAC Bavaria earns The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval

    VILSECK, Germany — The U.S. Army Medical Department Activity Bavaria is pleased to announce it has successfully earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for its certification in Primary Care Medical Home.   The Primary Care Medical Home certification focuses on care coordination, access to care and…

June 28th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News

U.S. Army Europe Band plays in Grafenwoehr July 12, open to public

UPDATE (9 a.m., July 11): Due to inclement weather in the July 12 forecast, the event will now take place at the Grafenwoehr Stadthalle on Kolpingstrasse near Tortuga’s Mexican Restaurant. The venue fits 700 people, but parking is limited.   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The U.S. Army Europe Soldiers’ Chorus will…

June 25th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News

How to prepare for, respond to extreme heat

  By Kellie Matack, USAG Bavaria Emergency Management   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — In the summer of 2003, Europe experienced temperatures 20 to 30 percent higher than the seasonal average. Extreme maximum temperatures of 35 to 40 degrees Celsius were recorded in July and continued into August. This extreme weather was…

June 24th, 2019 Environmental, Health & Lifestyle, News

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