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Cuban cigar ban relaxed for US citizens overseas

  By Robert Szostek, U.S. European Command Customs Public Affairs   WIESBADEN, Germany – Persons subject to U.S. jurisdiction may now buy Cuban-origin merchandise, including alcohol and tobacco products, while in a third country for personal consumption.   These products may be consumed while in a third country or imported…

November 1st, 2016 Legal Issues, News

Exchange expands ‘Business to Business’ site for government purchase cardholders

AAFES news release   DALLAS – The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is making it easier than ever for Government Purchase Card (GPC) holders to procure office and facility supplies, military tactical gear and much more through its Business to Business Delivery Center at www.shopmyexchange.com/businessdelivery.   The Business Delivery…

November 1st, 2016 News

Vilseck AJROTC defeats Lafayette AJROTC

  Story by Erik Anderson Ph.D., Shooters Technology LLC   VILSECK, Germany — Shooting their highest score of the season, Vilseck Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps, or AJROTC, defeated Lafayette AJROTC 1458 to 1425 last week in the National Air Rifle League. Their third win in a row, Vilseck…

October 25th, 2016 News, School News

Netzaberg Elementary School accepts Great Kindness Challenge

  By, Judy Villanueva, 3rd and 5th-grade School Counselor, Netzaberg Elementary School   NETZABERG, Germany — Netzaberg Elementary School is participating in the Great Kindness Challenge, or GKC, Nov. 14-18.   The challenge is an innovative bully prevention initiative where students do as many kind acts as possible, choosing from…

October 19th, 2016 School News

USAG Bavaria Exchange seeks volunteer groups for community gift wrap program

AAFES News Release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Community volunteer groups looking to raise money — and spread some holiday cheer this season — can turn to the Tower Barracks Main Store and Hohenfels Retail Store, which seek partners for the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s annual community gift wrap…

October 19th, 2016 News

675th Contracting Team conducts customer education

  Regional Contracting Office Bavaria news release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — With exercise Austere Challenge 17 set to commence January 2017, the 675th Contracting Team’s Capt. Ryan Oliver and Capt. Kimberly Marra recently conducted customer education at the Exercise Support Division here at Camp Aachen.   The purpose of contracting…

October 11th, 2016 News

Grafenwoehr Elementary School and Grafenwoehr Elementary School PTA Recognized Nationally as a School of Excellence

Grafenwoehr, Germany — National Parent Teacher Association, or PTA, has once again recognized Grafenwoehr Elementary School and the Grafenwoehr Elementary School PTA as a National PTA School of Excellence for their achievement in building effective family-school partnerships.   Research shows that when families and schools work together, student achievement increases,…

October 6th, 2016 School News

Toyland Opens at Tower Barracks Main Store Oct 21

  Army & Air Force Exchange Service news release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – The Tower Barracks Main Store toy aisle will transform into a paradise of play when the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s special Toyland section launches Oct. 21.   Stocked with the hottest fall toys for boys…

September 28th, 2016 Health & Lifestyle, News

USAG Bavaria Exchanges bring back fee-free layaway for the holidays

Army & Air Force Exchange Service news release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Once again, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is offering fee-free layaway for Soldiers, families and retirees who want to get a jump-start on their holiday shopping and keep gifts hidden safely out of sight from prying…

September 28th, 2016 Health & Lifestyle, News

Flood prevention measures further improved on Hohenfels Training Area

By Simone Peuleke, USAG Bavaria Enviromental Division   HOHENFELS, Germany — The U.S. Army successfully completed a project to repair and improve the existing flood prevention system for the access road between Hohenfels Training Area, or HTA, and the off- post community of Hohenburg.   A few decades ago, soil…

September 21st, 2016 Environmental, News