Monthly Archives: September 2019


USAG Bavaria employees recognized for 1,535 years of service

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Community members and garrison leaders honored long-time garrison employees at an Employee Length of Service ceremony, here, Sept. 20.   In total, 49 garrison employees logged 1,535 years of total service to the U.S. Army and federal government.   “We all are well aware that a…

September 23rd, 2019 News

Everything you need to know about winter tires in Germany

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Warm weather is giving way to cold, which means you should prepare your vehicle now for winter.   One important thing to know before you hit the road in winter is that Germany has different tire requirements than the United States.   European winter tires…

September 21st, 2019 Environmental, News, Safety & Security Bytes, Travel

Grafenwoehr Child Development Center closing for renovation, expansion

  USAG Bavaria Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Tower Barracks Child Development Center at U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria will temporarily close for renovations and expansion beginning Nov. 1, 2019.   On Monday, Nov. 4, the Tower Barracks CDC hourly care program…

September 19th, 2019 News, School News

USAG Bavaria Center Furnishings Program replacing furniture in barracks

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Housing Division continues to introduce improvements with the Barracks Furniture Replacement Program.   At 45 U.S. Army buildings, contractors are busy replacing furnishings at Tower Barracks, Rose barracks and the Hohenfels Training Area.   “We have been changing out the old…

September 18th, 2019 News

Hohenfels experts reconvene for area development plan workshop

  HOHENFELS, Germany — As part of the ongoing transformation of military commands and units at U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria, the second Area Development Plan Workshop was held in Hohenfels Sep. 10 – 13.   The intent for the second workshop is to prepare an area development plan for the…

September 17th, 2019 News

Adult air travelers need REAL ID-compliant ID by Oct. 2020 to fly within U.S.

  Transportation Security Administration news release   Beginning October 1, 2020, every air traveler 18 years of age and older will need a REAL ID-compliant driver’s license or another acceptable form of ID to fly within the United States.   Military IDs and DOD dependent ID cards are acceptable forms of ID.  …

September 16th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, Legal Issues, News, Safety & Security Bytes, Travel

Oktoberfest 2019 in Munich: A traveler’s guide

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The 2019 Oktoberfest in Munich runs Sept. 21 through Oct. 6 and fest-goers can expect to see stringent security measures again, according to the official website.   The heightened security plans include a secured perimeter, a significant police presence with up to 600 police officers of…

September 16th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News, Safety & Security Bytes, Travel

USAG Bavaria leadership focus on four initiatives at housing town hall

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria hosted the quarterly Army Family Housing Town Hall Sept. 12 at the Rose Barracks Chapel in Vilseck, Germany.   The event, which was live-streamed to the Garrison’s official Facebook page, was an opportunity for Garrison Commander Col. Adam J. Boyd to provide…

September 16th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, Housing, News

Status of Forces Agreement: What is it and who is eligible

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — An overseas move with the military can be overwhelming, especially when it comes to rights, responsibilities and individual logistic support in a new country. Understanding how the Status of Forces Agreement affects you, as well as some basic differences in law between the U.S. and Germany, will…

September 16th, 2019 Legal Issues, News, Things You Didn't Know

Bavaria Community and Spouses’ Club and MWR present 12th Annual Crown Jewel Bazaar

Bavaria Community and Spouses Club news release    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Bavaria Community and Spouses’ Club and the U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation are partnering to bring the USAG Bavaria community the 12th annual Crown Jewel Bazaar October 4 – 6, 2019, at…

September 16th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News