Author: USAG Bavaria Public Affairs

Know before you go: 61st German-American Volksfest offers fun, food for community

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria invites the Bavaria military community and all citizens to the 61st German-American Volksfest Aug. 2-4 at the Grafenwoehr Training Area’s Camp Kasserine.   USAG Bavaria has a long and rich history of hosting the German-American Volksfest, which is the largest in Germany. There will be…

July 15th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News, Safety & Security Bytes, Travel

U.S. Army Europe Band plays in Grafenwoehr July 12, open to public

UPDATE (9 a.m., July 11): Due to inclement weather in the July 12 forecast, the event will now take place at the Grafenwoehr Stadthalle on Kolpingstrasse near Tortuga’s Mexican Restaurant. The venue fits 700 people, but parking is limited.   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The U.S. Army Europe Soldiers’ Chorus will…

June 25th, 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

Annual force protection exercise may affect you (especially in Garmisch)

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria and host nation partners participate in an installation protection exercise June 4-7, 2019.   During that time, the exercise could result in increased force protection and security measures at USAG Bavaria installations at Grafenwoehr, Vilseck and Garmisch.   The exercise will have minimal…

May 23rd, 2019 News, Safety & Security Bytes

Schedule POV inspection appointments online

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — All CAC holders can sign up for a Privately Owned Vehicle inspection appointments at the U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria transportation page at https://home.army.mil/bavaria/index.php/vehicleregistration.    Vehicle Inspection Online Appointment   Customers should arrive at least 10 minutes prior to their appointment time and bring a copy…

April 10th, 2019 Legal Issues, News

How to PCS to Germany with Pets

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — So, you are getting ready to PCS to Germany, and you’re scared, excited, nervous or all of the above. You’ve already gathered your family’s information, but what about your pets?   This can add more stress to an already stressful situation. Below is a list of…

March 21st, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News, Things You Didn't Know, Travel

Overseas Housing Allowance survey for Germany now open

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The annual Overseas Housing Allowance Survey for Germany will be conducted Feb. 25 – March 19 April 7 and all service members are highly encouraged to provide input.   The survey data is used to determine utility allowance and move-in housing allowance portions of OHA. Spouses are…

March 1st, 2019 Housing, News

COLA rates change for service members in Germany

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Service members living in Germany will see changes to their Cost of Living Allowance in 2019.   The changes are the result of the COLA survey and annual Retail Price Schedule.   The following locations will see decreases starting March 16: Hohenfels, Kalkar, Spangdahlem, Vilseck-Grafenwoehr and…

February 25th, 2019 News

Town halls, home visits to address housing concerns

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — In light of recent reports highlighting deficient living conditions in some privatized military housing in the U.S., leadership with 7th Army Training Command and U.S. Army Garrisons at Ansbach and Bavaria host town halls to address community concerns at Army housing.   The town halls — which…

February 21st, 2019 Environmental, Health & Lifestyle, Housing, News, Safety & Security Bytes

Expect longer wait times for birth abroad no-fee passports

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Expect longer processing times for no-fee passports processed with Consular Reports of Birth Abroad, according to the U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Passport Office.   The USAG Bavaria Passport Office reports that the State Department has changed the issuance facility for no-fee passports for newborns.   Due…

January 25th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, Legal Issues, News, Travel