Author: USAG Bavaria Public Affairs

Garmisch Tricare Beneficiary Services Office to Close Sept 1

  U.S. Army Medical Department Activity Bavaria Public Affairs   The Garmisch Tricare Beneficiary Services Representative Office, located on Artillery Kaserne, Bldg. 203, will officially close September 1, 2016.   The elimination of the Tricare representative in Garmisch comes as the military’s Tricare health care program for families and veterans…

August 30th, 2016 Health & Lifestyle, News

Software issues with new school meal program to be resolved soon

A message from the Exchange about the new school meal program.   Dear Parents/Guardian:   The Exchange School Meal Program at overseas locations has implemented a new software program that provides several new features, including an on-line application process for the Free and Reduced School Meal program.  This new process…

August 26th, 2016 Health & Lifestyle, News, School News

How to stay safe

Courtesy of Capt. Chris Bradley, Joint Multinational Readiness Center, and Capt. Theresa Christie, Headquarters and Headquarters Company Commander   It is important to know that the Bavaria military community and every level of command in Europe closely and regularly monitor the security situation for Soldiers and families across Europe.  …

August 1st, 2016 News, Safety & Security Bytes

Rare event: FEGLI open season Sept 2016

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Office of Personnel Management announced last year an Open Season for the Federal Employees’ Group Life Insurance Program, known as FEGLI.   The Open Season will be held from Sept. 1 – 30, 2016. This is the first FEGLI Open Season since 2004.   OPM determined…

August 1st, 2016 News

Website tips and tricks

  The U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria website, www.bavaria.army.mil, has received nearly 1 million views since its inception one year ago. Nearly half those views have come on mobile devices — the site is responsive after all — and most people visit the site to view the Community Calendar, read the…

July 4th, 2016 Health & Lifestyle, News

Training support packages now available for Army civilians

Provided by Center for the Army Profession and Ethic, TRADOC   The Center for the Army Profession and Ethic (CAPE) at the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command has added a training support package for the Army Civilian Corps to its collection of training products. These training products support America’s…

June 30th, 2016 News

Shopping the Grafenwoehr Exchange pays dividends

Army & Air Force Exchange news release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Soldiers and their families who shopped and dined at Army & Air Force Exchange Service stores and restaurants on Tower & Rose Barracks and Hohenfels generated $1,532,519 last year for Army quality-of-life programs, making Tower & Rose Barracks and…

June 15th, 2016 News

‘Not Guilty’ at Grafenwoehr Elementary School

  By Destini Haith and Gabby Wilson, Grafenwoehr Elementary School fifth-grade students (with assistance from Dr. Hunter)   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — On Monday, May 2, fifth-grade students from Grafenwoehr Elementary School traveled to Vilseck Rose Barracks to conduct a mock trial, called People v. Woody.   The Mock Trial was…

May 12th, 2016 Legal Issues, School News

Understanding the background check process for volunteers, contractors working with children

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Everyone working with children in U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria must pass a criminal history background check, in compliance with public law, Department of Defense instructions and Army directives.   This requirement, outlined in DoDI 1402.5 and AD 2014-23, is one measure the Army uses to ensure…

May 10th, 2016 Safety & Security Bytes

How to get AFN television at home off-post

  How can I get AFN television at my home? We asked the professionals, and here’s what they said.   If base cable is not available to you the viewer, then you can receive AFN via satellite if you have the required equipment. AFN does not charge for programming, and…

May 9th, 2016 Things You Didn't Know