Author: Andreas Kreuzer

From family strong to Army strong: How Army chaplains enable ‘spiritual readiness’ at USAG Bavaria

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The USAG Bavaria Religious Support Office helps Soldiers, families and spouses in four communities to support readiness for the troops.   The USAG Bavaria chaplain’s mission is to provide religious support by providing both religious services and counsel. Their broader aim at USAG Bavaria, however, is…

February 13th, 2018 News

USO, Commissary partner to give holiday meal to Soldiers

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Grafenwoehr USO partnered with the Grafenwoehr Commissary in U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria’s first Thanks for Thanksgiving event to provide service members and their families baskets full of all the necessities for a proper Thanksgiving meal.   In total, the organizations provided Thanksgiving baskets to 246 selected…

November 20th, 2017 News

A guide to German federal elections

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The German federal election is Germany’s most important election and will next be held Sept. 24.   The federal election is held every four years and is used to elect the new members of the Bundestag (German Federal Parliament). State and local government officials are elected by…

September 23rd, 2017 News

Wolf at Hohenfels same as one roaming Graf, evidence suggests

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — A male wolf last reported in the Grafenwoehr Training Area February 2017 has moved to the Hohenfels Training Area, according to evidence retrieved by the Bavarian Ministry for Environment (LfU).   A genetic test of wolf excrements found at the HTA indicate this is the same…

September 6th, 2017 News

USAG Bavaria proves ‘ready to fight’ during full-scale exercise

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Smoke rises from the middle school just as military police arrive on location. Meanwhile, 150 DOD personnel out of Turkey are en route to a shelter here as part of an evacuation operation. And garrison employees suddenly realize they’re the target of a malicious and sophisticated…

July 28th, 2017 News, Safety & Security Bytes

USAG Bavaria employees honored for 1,064 years of service

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – Community members and garrison leaders honored long-time garrison employees at an Employee Length of Service ceremony here March 14.   In total, these garrison employees have logged 1,064 years of total service to the U.S. Army and federal government.   Col. Lance Varney, commander of the U.S.…

March 17th, 2017 News

German supervisors attend training to support employee well-being

                                            GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Thirty-seven local national supervisors attended the Mental Health, Resiliency, Occupational Well-Being, Suicide Prevention awareness training here to help employees cope with, and overcome, emotional or…

February 17th, 2017 News

New Netzaberg chapel ‘power projection platform’ for spiritual readiness

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Netzaberg chapel and its 115-foot tower overlooking the village is the community’s brand new landmark. The wave-like facade and interior curved design elements reflect the chapel’s Upper Palatinate surroundings.   Many U.S. and German military officials, religious and community members and local leaders attended the…

February 7th, 2017 Health & Lifestyle, News

Falkenberg Castle: 1000 years of emotional history

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Tons of castles are scattered across Germany, but the Falkenberg Castle is unique. With stones constructions over 1,000 years old, the castle is designed to withstand attacks.   This massive example of architecture is just a half hour ride from Grafenwoehr. Over the decades it has been…

November 30th, 2016 Travel

The Netzaberg Chapel set to open February 2017

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The chapel overlooking the Netzaberg village here is on pace to open its doors for services in February 2017, according to lead managers.   Begun in November 2013, the new chapel will replace the aged one located on Tower Barracks.   The $15 million project, with…

October 18th, 2016 News