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Get in contact with local German-American KONTAKT Clubs

By Milena Felkl, Intern with USAG Bavaria Public Affairs    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – Arriving to a new military installation can take some time getting used to, especially overseas. To help combat the culture shock at U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria, KONTAKT Clubs in Rose and Tower Barracks work to bring people…

April 29th, 2022 News

Bavaria SHARP hosts Denim Day 2022

By USAG Bavaria Sexual Harassment Assault Response Prevention (SHARP)   April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, and as part of this month of awareness April 27, 2022, is Denim Day. This year marks the 23rd year of Denim Day, internationally.   A day for denim? You might be wondering…

April 13th, 2022 News, Safety & Security Bytes

American Red Cross volunteer teaches youth about International Humanitarian Law

Written by Brea DuBose, PR and Publicity Lead with American Red Cross Bavaria   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — March is Red Cross Month, and American Red Cross Bavaria highlights the people that make its mission possible: volunteers!     Red Cross volunteer, Anthony Tetro, is the regional coordinator of the International Humanitarian…

April 4th, 2022 News

Grafenwoehr Exchange salutes youngest heroes during Month of the Military Child

AAFES Press Release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Army & Air Force Exchange Service, the Department of Defense’s largest retailer, is saluting the spirit of America’s youngest heroes with virtual activities, events, and prizes during Month of the Military Child.   Starting April 1, the Grafenwoehr PX will give away…

March 28th, 2022 News

USAG Bavaria students can score gift cards in Exchange’s You Made the Grade program

AAFES Press Release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Grafenwoehr Exchange is continuing its tradition of rewarding academic excellence through the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s You Made the Grade program, which honors the resiliency of military kids worldwide.   In its 22nd year, the You Made the Grade program…

March 18th, 2022 News

Honoring Vietnam Veterans: USAG Bavaria PXs to host pinning ceremony March 29

AAFES Press Release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Grafenwoehr PX, Vilseck PXtra and Garmisch PX will honor Vietnam-era Veterans with a ceremony on March 29, National Vietnam War Veterans Day. Grafenwoehr: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Vilseck: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Garmisch: 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.   The…

March 18th, 2022 News

Rose Barracks Express gets a facelift

AAFES News Release   VILSECK — The Army & Air Force Exchange Service began renovating the Rose Barracks Express to enhance the quality of life for those serving far from home.   The Express is receiving its first major renovation, since it was built more than 22 years ago. The…

March 17th, 2022 News

Motorcycle licensing at USAG Bavaria

By USAG Bavaria Safety Office   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Motorcycle season is here, and U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria’s Safety Office wants you to be prepared for this year’s riding season.   “USAG Bavaria provides two motorcycle training options. These are mandatory for active-duty in order to operate a motorcycle in…

March 11th, 2022 News, Safety & Security Bytes

Feb. 17 is the application deadline for the annual Scholarships for Military Children program

DeCA News Release   FORT LEE, Va. – The Feb. 17 deadline to apply to the Scholarships for Military Children program, administered by the nonprofit Fisher House Foundation, is quickly approaching.   A total of 500 scholarship grants, each for $2,000, will be awarded for the 2022-23 school year with…

February 11th, 2022 News, School News

Armed Services Blood Program hosts its annual Grafenwoehr Blood Drive

Written by Brea DuBose, PR and Publicity Lead with American Red Cross Bavaria   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Armed Services Blood Program traveled from Landstuhl, Germany, to conduct a two-day mission-essential blood drive at U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria’s Tower View Conference Center on Feb. 7 – 8. Stacy Sanning, a…

February 9th, 2022 Health & Lifestyle, News