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Everyday ways to be energy smart

By Megan McKnight, USAG Bavaria Environmental Division   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — October is National Energy Awareness Month; moreover, a time to challenge yourself to become more energy smart. U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria community members can implement small changes to the everyday routine and see significant differences in energy consumption and…

October 4th, 2021 Environmental, News

GES and GES PTA recognized nationally as a School of Excellence

By Charissa Olson, Grafenwoehr Elementary School PAO   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — National PTA has recognized Grafenwoehr Elementary School and Grafenwoehr Elementary School PTA as a 2020-2022 School of Excellence for their accomplishments in building a strong, effective family-school partnership that is enriching the educational experience and overall well-being for all…

September 23rd, 2021 News, School News

Going worldwide: Commissary CLICK2GO goes live in Europe

DeCA Press Release   FORT LEE, Va. – The worldwide rollout of Commissary CLICK2GO passes a major milestone Sept. 20 as the internet grocery shopping service goes live at commissaries in Europe, with commissaries in Japan, South Korea and Okinawa set to join them before the month is up.  …

September 17th, 2021 News

Military Star strengthens Exchange benefit for USAG Bavaria community

AAFES Press Release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Military shoppers who reach for their Military Star card at Army & Air Force Exchange Service stores at U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria are strengthening their entire community. In 2020, USAG Bavaria shoppers who used their Military Star cards—available exclusively to military members, retirees,…

July 29th, 2021 News

Military students overseas to continue receiving free school meals

AAFES Press Release   DALLAS – The Army & Air Force Exchange Service, in conjunction with the Department of Defense and Department of Defense Education Activity, will continue to serve free meals to all students enrolled at DoDEA schools overseas.    “The USDA recently extended a waiver to the DoD School…

July 29th, 2021 News, School News

DVS kindergarten request window open for SY2021-22

DODEA Press Release   ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The request window for students entering virtual option kindergarten for the 2021 to 2022 school year is now open through Aug. 18, or until all available spaces are filled. Parents are committing their student(s) to be enrolled in DoDEA Virtual School for the…

July 23rd, 2021 News, School News

Grafenwoehr Exchange Janz makes durable medical equipment available for USAG Bavaria 

AAFES PRESS RELEASE   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria community now has convenient access to braces, mobility devices, maternity care and other durable medical equipment at the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s new Janz Medical Supply store at Grafenwoehr Exchange Mall.   Soldiers, retirees, families and…

July 20th, 2021 Health & Lifestyle, News

Peregrine falcon nest found within Grafenwoehr Training Area’s historic landmark

By Megan McKnight, USAG Bavarian Environmental Division   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – During a routine inspection of the Forest House in June, U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Environmental Division staff member Stefan Haertl overheard a nearby peregrine falcon cry and observed an adult bird enter the historic Grafenwoehr Water Tower. Upon further…

July 6th, 2021 Environmental, News

Tips for preventing summer sport injuries

By Laura Garcia, program specialist with Army Substance Abuse Program (ASAP)   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Summer sports can be lots of fun! But high impact workouts, such as running, soccer, basketball and gymnastics, can place great demand on the joints. And after being inside for a long winter, bodies may not…

June 29th, 2021 Health & Lifestyle, News

VA Foreign Medical Program offers reimbursements for COVID-19 Vaccine

VA OCONUS Connection Bulletin (June 2021) To view the original bulletin, please visit: https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USVAVBA/bulletins/2da2d54    COVID-19 Vaccine Veterans currently living or traveling outside the United States, who are eligible for the VA Foreign Medical Program, can receive reimbursement from VA for a COVID-19 vaccine. We can pay for a COVID-19 vaccine…

June 28th, 2021 Health & Lifestyle, News