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USAG Bavaria announced as finalist for the 2021 National Gold Medal Awards in Parks and Recreation Management

USAG Bavaria Family and MWR Marketing News Release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – The American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration, in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association, is pleased to announce U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria as a finalist for the 2021 National Gold Medal Awards for Excellence in…

May 13th, 2021 Environmental, News

Wildlife and Health Handbook: What to do when wildlife meets daily life

By Megan McKnight, USAG Bavaria Environmental Division   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria’s Environmental Division published a new “Wildlife and Health Handbook” to help community members safely navigate human and wildlife interactions at USAG Bavaria.   Ever found a bat in the attic, or a giant house spider…

May 12th, 2021 Environmental, News

After record $1.5M in donations to AER, Exchange shoppers continue to help Soldiers in need

AAFES Press Release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – The Grafenwoehr Exchange is family serving family, and Soldiers can help their battle buddies in need by donating to Army Emergency Relief at the PX register.   In 2020, Exchanges worldwide donated nearly $1.5 million to AER, an increase of more than 1,000%…

May 7th, 2021 News

Hohenburg security fence works to catch large falling boulders

By Nanette Schneider, USAG Bavaria Hohenfels Environmental Division   HOHENBURG, Germany — An extremely heavy rock fragment, weighing about one ton, came loose and fell off the cliff right above the town of Hohenburg. It was caught by a safety net, preventing serious damage to the well-known Hammermühle. Looking at…

May 7th, 2021 Environmental, News, Safety & Security Bytes

Grafenwoehr Exchange rewards classroom excellence with You Made the Grade program

AAFES News Release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – Whether learning at home or in the classroom, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is recognizing military students for academic accomplishments through its You Made the Grade program. Students in grades first through 12, who maintain a B average or higher, are…

May 7th, 2021 News, School News

How to prepare for, respond to severe weather in Germany

By Kellie Matack, USAG Bavaria Emergency Management   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — In the spring and summer, it is not unusual for Germany to experience an inflow of warm, humid air masses originating from the southwest. When these air masses converge with the colder air from the north, and there is…

May 3rd, 2021 Environmental, Health & Lifestyle, News, Safety & Security Bytes

Exchange hosts Play-Doh sculpting contest for USAG Bavaria kids

AAFES News Release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – The Army & Air Force Exchange Service invites USAG Bavaria kids to enter the virtual Play-Doh Sculpt Contest for hands-on fun, as part of the Department of Defense retailer’s celebration of the Month of the Military Child.   From April 23 to 29, military…

April 22nd, 2021 News

Apply for 2021 Army Funded Legal Education Program

By the 7th Army Training Command Legal Office   What is the Funded Legal Education Program? Each year the U.S. Army selects up to 25 highly qualified Active Duty officers and NCOs to attend law school, leave their basic branch, and become Judge Advocates in the JAG Corps. This year’s…

April 19th, 2021 Legal Issues, News

Bavaria SHARP hosts Denim Day 2021

By USAG Bavaria SHARP Victim Advocate   April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, and as part of this month of awareness April 28, 2021, is Denim Day. This year marks the 22nd year of Denim Day, internationally.   A day for denim? You might be wondering why denim…

April 15th, 2021 News, Safety & Security Bytes

Exchange photo contest celebrates family fun for USAG Bavaria kids

AAFES News Release    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – Family fun creates lifelong memories, and now it also can help military families win prizes. The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is hosting a worldwide online contest celebrating family game night in honor of the Month of the Military Child.   From…

April 8th, 2021 News