Author: USAG Bavaria Public Affairs

Holiday tree lighting ceremonies at USAG Bavaria

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Installations at U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria welcome holiday cheer with their own festivities.   Ceremonies will be held on Tower Barracks in Grafenwoehr, Rose Barracks in Vilseck, Hohenfels and Artillery Kaserne at Garmisch.   Garmisch – Dec. 1, 5:30 p.m.   The Garmisch Winterfest is Dec.…

November 8th, 2017 Health & Lifestyle, News

Off-post gov’t-leased housing residents asked to submit meter readings

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria housing officials are asking residents of government-leased housing in the Grafenwoehr and Vilseck areas to report their home’s utility meter readings for electricity, water and, if available, gas by Friday, Dec. 15.   Residents can submit the readings either by taking…

November 6th, 2017 Housing, News

Parents of DoDEA students: Register in AtHoc

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Parents of students attending any of USAG Bavaria’s DoDEA schools should register in the garrison’s emergency messaging system known as AtHoc.   The AtHoc mass-warning notification system sends registered users emergency warnings and other critical information, such as hazardous road conditions, reporting delays, and base closures…

November 2nd, 2017 News, Safety & Security Bytes

Deadlines: Receiving and shipping mail during the holidays

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The 2017 holiday season mailing deadlines have been released.   To ensure packages sent to the U.S. are delivered before Dec. 25, 2017, mail by:   Space Available Mail (SAM) Parcels — Nov. 27, 2017   Priority Parcels & First Class Letters — Dec. 11, 2017…

November 1st, 2017 News

Gate 6 construction to improve traffic and security begins in November

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Garrison construction crews will in November begin work on Tower Barracks Gate 6 that will improve traffic flow of the 24/7 gate and increase the installation’s overall physical security and force protection.   USAG Bavaria’s Directorate of Public Works was recently awarded the project to reorganize Gate…

October 30th, 2017 News, Safety & Security Bytes

Clear clutter, bulk trash during Fall Cleanup

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Service members, civilians and their families living on-post Tower and Rose Barracks can purge their homes of bulky, hazardous and autumn yard waste in the USAG Bavaria community cleanup effort Nov. 13 – 17, 2017.   What is Fall Cleanup?   Every year, as the trees…

October 26th, 2017 Environmental, News

USAG Bavaria environmental program best in Europe

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria was presented the first-place award in the Environmental Quality, Overseas Installation category of the 2017 Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards program in a ceremony Oct. 20, 2017 at the Ever Vigilant Café on Tower Barracks.   To win the award, the USAG Bavaria…

October 20th, 2017 News

VFW Patriot’s Pen essay contest closes Oct. 31

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Patriot’s Pen Essay Writing Contest is hosted annually by the Veterans of Foreign Wars and is open to 6th-, 7th- and 8th-grade students. Home-schooled students also are eligible.   The contest is conducted nationwide. This VFW-sponsored youth essay competition gives students an opportunity to write essays…

October 12th, 2017 News

Tower tours offered at Tower Barracks during fall, winter 2017

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Tours of the historic water tower on Tower Barracks are now being offered throughout the fall and winter of 2017.   Tours are open to community members with installation access. Tour dates and times are:   Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017, 9 – 11 a.m.   Tuesday,…

October 3rd, 2017 News

Exchange efficiencies and healthy restaurant come to Garmisch

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Army and Air Force Exchange Service will begin streamlining processes to receive shipped items and will open a healthy-option restaurant, according to Grafenwoehr Exchange officials.   When a product is not normally carried or unavailable at the Garmisch Main Store, the Exchange now provides trans-shipment from…

September 29th, 2017 Health & Lifestyle, News