Author: Andreas Kreuzer

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

USAG Bavaria honors 2 Soldiers, 2 civilians at retirement ceremony

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — 7th Army Training Command and U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria honored two Soldiers, one U.S. civilian and one local national civilian for their service and careers at the quarterly retirement ceremony, here, May 22.   7th Army Training Command Chief of Mobilization and Reserve Affairs, Col. Carlos…

May 24th, 2019 News

USAG Bavaria employees recognized for 2,190 years of service

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Community members and garrison leaders honored long-time garrison employees at an Employee Length of Service ceremony, here, April 12.   In total, 66 garrison employees logged 2,190 years of total service to the U.S. Army and federal government.   “There are honorees among us that have worked…

April 17th, 2019 News

All you need to know about the German ‘TV tax’ and how to avoid it

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — There are a few things you should know about the mandatory German radio, TV and internet fee, generally referred to as “TV tax,” and how to obtain a waiver for the payment if you are in Germany under the SOFA agreement.   The Rundfunkbeitrag, or TV…

April 3rd, 2019 Legal Issues, Things You Didn't Know

9 German wedding traditions you should know

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Some wedding traditions in Germany and the U.S. are pretty similar, others are way different, funny or weird from the other perspective.   Most of the traditions are German-wide, but there are also some regional traditions. Porcelain breaking parties, bride kidnapping or ten-foot long cakes — don’t…

April 1st, 2019 Things You Didn't Know

IMCOM-Europe names its Best Warriors

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Installation Management Command-Europe announced the winners of its 2019 Best Warrior Competition during a ceremony here March 6.   Sgt. Nicholas Potter, U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria, and Spc. Joshua Lantz, USAG Stuttgart, earned Best Warrior Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year honors.   The two, joined…

March 6th, 2019 News

How you can take advantage of EU benefits

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. citizens living in the European Union can benefit from many EU wide-laws and regulations.   The EU regulates laws to match across its 28 member countries as well as to strengthen the customer’s rights. Some of these regulations are as simple as standardizing the refuse…

February 21st, 2019 Things You Didn't Know

Dress up, have fun: It’s Fasching

  Fasching, as it’s known in Bavaria, is crazy and a fun time to be in Germany. Fasching is also known as Karneval or Fastnacht in other parts of Germany. It officially kicked off the Karneval season Nov. 11 at 11:11 a.m. with pre-Lenten festivities.   During Germany’s carnival season,…

February 1st, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News

Top things to do in Vilseck

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The city of Vilseck dates back to the year 920. Close to Rose Barracks, Vilseck offers a variety of traditions, food and events.   Official Links   City of Vilseck website   Vilseck Video   Historic   Castle Burg Dagestein   Tuermer Museum   Hiking   Vilseck…

January 23rd, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News, Travel

United States Garrison Bavaria recognizes a true professional from Hohenfels

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany —  Mr. Robert Graf has worked for United States Army Garrison Bavaria, Directorate of Public Works, since October 1993, having started his career with the Army in 1984 with the 2045th Civilian Support Group (CSG).    Mr. Graf is recognized for his initiative and diligence in temporarily taking on the duties of…

January 9th, 2019 News