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Grafenwoehr Exchange celebrates Month of the Military Child in April

AAFES News Release  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is committed to making life better for the USAG Bavaria community, including our youngest heroes. The Exchange is celebrating the Month of the Military Child with activities, games and giveaways throughout April 2021.   “Military children are…

March 31st, 2021 News

DEFENDER-Europe 21 activities begin this month, include two dozen nations

U.S. Army Europe and Africa Press Release   WIESBADEN, Germany – DEFENDER-Europe 21 activities begin this month across Europe and continue through June.   DEFENDER-Europe is an annual large-scale U.S. Army Europe and Africa-led, multinational, joint exercise designed to build strategic and operational readiness and interoperability between U.S., NATO allies…

March 16th, 2021 DEFENDER-Europe, 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 several motorcycle training options. These are mandatory for active duty in order to operate a motorcycle…

March 1st, 2021 News, Safety & Security Bytes

Complete OHA Survey to have a say in your pay

By USAREUR-AF Personnel Office   WIESBADEN, Germany — Germany’s annual Overseas Housing Allowance Survey will be conducted online between March 1 to 31, 2021. During this time frame, access the web link here: https://www.defensetravel.dod.mil/site/ohaSurvey.cfm   OHA is a cost-reimbursement based allowance. Completing the survey is critical to ensure OHA rates…

February 24th, 2021 Housing, News

Grafenwoehr Exchange keeping community safe during holiday shopping

AAFES News Release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – Holiday shopping will look and feel different in 2020 due to COVID-19. The Grafenwoehr Exchange is committed to ensuring shoppers have a safe, sanitized and secure shopping experience during the Black Friday and Saturday sales events, from Nov. 27 to 28, 2020.  …

November 20th, 2020 Holiday, News

Ho-Ho-Ho: Military families can visit Santa virtually as Army & Air Force Exchange Service partners with JingleRing

AAFES News Release   DALLAS — Though COVID-19 might put some holiday events on hold, Santa Claus will still be making the rounds virtually with the Army & Air Force Exchange Service and JingleRing.   JingleRing provides a platform for families to spend time with St. Nick in a contactless,…

November 19th, 2020 Holiday, News

Asian Hornets: A New Pest of Concern for Europe and the United States  

USDA News Release The Asian hornet, also known as the yellow-legged hornet (Vespa velutina), is a species of hornet indigenous to Southeast Asia. They are slightly smaller than the European hornets and are generally much darker brown or black with distinctive yellow legs. (Note: This insect is not to be…

November 16th, 2020 News

Exchange Veteran’s Day Limited-Edition Challenge Coin

AAFES News Release GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – In honor of Veteran’s Day, the Army and Air Force Exchange wants to salute the selfless service of all who have worn our Nation’s uniform with a limited-edition challenge coin. Coins will be given out on Nov. 11 at the following Exchange locations: Tower…

November 10th, 2020 News

Eco-friendly ways to deal with winter weather

By Megan McKnight with USAG Bavaria Environmental Division   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Ice and snow produce special sets of environmental challenges. How you decide to deal with these winter inconveniences impacts the ecosystem.   Salt, debris, dirt and other pollutants accumulate in snow and ice. As the accumulation melts, the…

November 9th, 2020 Environmental, News