Monthly Archives: June 2019

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

Army lengthens tours for Soldiers in Europe, Japan

    By Sean Kimmons, Army News Service   WASHINGTON — The Army is adding a year to overseas tours for some Soldiers heading to Europe and Japan, as part of an effort to boost readiness and reduce moves. Under the new policy, which applies to permanent change-of-station orders published…

June 12th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, Legal Issues, News

Brig. Gen. Norrie is new commander at 7ATC

  By Sgt. Christopher Stewart, 7th Army Training Command   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Brig. Gen. Christopher C. LaNeve relinquished command of the 7th Army Training Command to Brig. Gen. Christopher R. Norrie during a ceremony on the parade field at Tower Barracks in Grafenwoehr, Germany, June 11, 2019.   Lt.…

June 12th, 2019 News

USAG Bavaria Exchanges generate $1.7 Million toward quality-of-life programs in 2018

  AAFES news release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Every time Soldiers, retirees and military families shop the Grafenwoehr Exchanges, they help make their community stronger.   In 2018, USAG Bavaria community shoppers generated $1.7 Million for vital on-installation community programs.   The dividend supports quality-of-life programs, including Child Development Centers,…

June 10th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News

Tech Expo returns to Grafenwoehr July 24

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The semi-annual U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Tech Expo, hosted by the Network Enterprise Center will be held Wednesday, July 24 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Tower View Conference Center, Bldg 209, in Grafenwoehr.   All military, civilian and contractor personnel are invited to…

June 5th, 2019 News

Netzaberg Express to change to summer hours June 17

AAFES NEWS RELEASE   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — With Department of Defense Education Activity schools winding down for their summer break, the Netzaberg Express will reduce hours on weekdays during the summer break.    When the Netzaberg elementary and middle schools takes their summer break, foot traffic at the Netzaberg Express…

June 5th, 2019 News