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Exchange partners with H&R Block offering tax preparation service

AAFES News Release   The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is taking the stress and worry out of filing taxes by teaming with H&R Block to provide tax preparation services to military members and their families at a 10% discount at select locations worldwide and online. In addition to…

February 7th, 2022 Legal Issues, News

USAG Bavaria Environmental Division collects surface water samples across GTA

By Megan McKnight, USAG Bavaria Environmental Division   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Water quality directly impacts environmental and human health; consequently, human actions can influence water quality. Proactive management approaches are some of the best ways to protect, and ensure, healthy water resources. Thus in late December 2021, the U.S. Army…

January 11th, 2022 Environmental, News

January inventories impact AAFES store hours at USAG Bavaria

AAFES Press Release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – The Grafenwoehr Consolidated Exchange will be conducting its annual inventories from Jan. 12 – 30, 2022. On select days across U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria, the Exchange Main Store will be closed and smaller retail facilities will be closing early or opening later.  …

January 5th, 2022 News

Go green this new year

  By Elaine Freeth, USAG Bavaria Environmental Division   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — At the year’s end, it is customary to reflect on achievements made over the past 12 months, and look forward to the new year with a fresh set of goals. Adding New Year’s Resolutions could save money, time and…

December 29th, 2021 Environmental, News

LRC Bavaria employee provides valuable customer service to U.S. personnel for over 44 years

By Cameron Porter, 405th AFSB Public Affairs Officer   Name: Karl BielmeierJob title: Transportation Management SpecialistAssigned: Personal Property Processing Office, Transportation Division, Logistics Readiness Center Bavaria, 405th Army Field Support BrigadeLocation: Tower Barracks, Grafenwoehr, GermanyExperience: I’ve been working for the U.S. Government for more than 44 years. I started working…

December 27th, 2021 News

Annual Overseas Housing Allowance Survey 2022

Defense Travel Management Office News Release GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Germany’s annual Overseas Housing Allowance Survey will be conducted online from Jan. 1 to March 31, 2022. This year’s survey will capture actual utility expense and recurring maintenance expense amounts provided by participants, referencing utility bills and receipts or estimates for…

December 16th, 2021 Housing, News

AWAG hosts annual seminar for USAG Bavaria community members

by Joe Stephens, AWAG Bavaria Seminar Volunteer & Attendee   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Americans Working Around the Globe hosted its annual local area seminar at the Tower Barracks Conference Center, on Nov. 16. “Let’s Build Bavaria” was an in-person workshop event, designed for military community members of U.S. Army Garrison…

December 8th, 2021 News

Special appreciation screening at Tower Barracks Reel Time Theater

  AAFES Press Release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Exchange Reel Time Theaters and Lionsgate have teamed up for the first time to offer a free, special appreciation screening of the upcoming family comedy adventure film “American Underdog” starring Zachary Levi, at the Tower Barracks Reel Time Theater on Saturday,…

December 7th, 2021 Holiday, News

405th AFSB BASOPS Maintenance apprentices bring fresh perspectives, new approaches

  By Cameron Porter, 405th AFSB Public Affairs Officer   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – Fresh perspectives and new approaches – that’s what the 405th Army Field Support Brigade believes its Base Support Operations Maintenance apprenticeship program brings to the communities it supports – and two apprentices in the program couldn’t agree…

December 7th, 2021 News

Soldiers collect toys for host nation children at GTA march

By Sgt. Brea DuBose, Broadcaster with AFN Bavaria   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Across U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria, organizations teamed up to deliver holiday cheer by conducting the annual Operation Toy Drop and Delivery event on Wednesday, Dec. 1. Soldiers and their families gathered community-donated toys in boxes at the Bunker…

December 3rd, 2021 Holiday, News