Author: Desiree Dillehay

350 service members receive Thanksgiving meal baskets

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The warehouse at the Grafenwoehr Commissary buzzed with excitement on the morning of Nov. 23 as 350 service members filtered through to receive baskets full of ‘all the fixings’ for their traditional Thanksgiving meals at USO Bavaria’s third annual Thanks for Thanksgiving event.   Thanks for…

November 25th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News

COLA, housing dominate discussion at USAG Bavaria town hall

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria leadership and community members discussed several significant topics affecting the Rose and Tower Barracks communities during a Garrison Town Hall Nov. 14 at the Netzaberg Middle School in the Netzaberg community of Eschenbach, Germany.   The event, which was live-streamed to the…

November 15th, 2019 Commander Talk, Health & Lifestyle, Housing, News

Cross-section of USAREUR Soldiers determine cost of living in Germany

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — This year, the U.S. Army has assigned volunteers to determine the Cost of Living Allowance adjustments in Germany.   The adjustments will be based on the Retail Price Schedule, also known as a Market Basket Survey.   U.S. Army Europe recruited Soldiers from units throughout Germany…

October 30th, 2019 News

Status of Forces Agreement: Tax relief in Germany

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Supplementary agreement to the NATO Status of Forces Agreement affords some tax breaks to personnel under orders to be in Germany.    Department of Defense personnel stationed in or temporarily assigned to Europe may be eligible to use the U.S. Forces Tax-Relief Program to avoid paying…

October 23rd, 2019 Legal Issues, News, Things You Didn't Know

Federal government’s 2019 charity campaign now open

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The annual workplace giving campaign within the U.S. military and federal government takes place now through Jan. 12, 2020.   There will be a CFC Kickoff Event and Key Worker Training following the Community Leader Information Forum on Nov. 12 at noon at the Tower View Conference…

October 17th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News

USAG Bavaria trick-or-treat hours, Halloween events & safety

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Halloween is almost here, but before you grab the trick-or-treat bag, make sure you’re familiar with U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria’s ground rules to stay safe.   The USAG Bavaria official trick-or-treat hours are 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 31 at the four military communities with housing…

September 25th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News, Safety & Security Bytes

USAG Bavaria leadership focus on four initiatives at housing town hall

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria hosted the quarterly Army Family Housing Town Hall Sept. 12 at the Rose Barracks Chapel in Vilseck, Germany.   The event, which was live-streamed to the Garrison’s official Facebook page, was an opportunity for Garrison Commander Col. Adam J. Boyd to provide…

September 16th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, Housing, News

Status of Forces Agreement: What is it and who is eligible

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — An overseas move with the military can be overwhelming, especially when it comes to rights, responsibilities and individual logistic support in a new country. Understanding how the Status of Forces Agreement affects you, as well as some basic differences in law between the U.S. and Germany, will…

September 16th, 2019 Legal Issues, News, Things You Didn't Know

NDAA implementation starts soon for Soldier for Life programs

  by U.S. Army Human Resources Command Public Affairs   FORT KNOX, Kentucky — The Soldier for Life – Transition Assistance Program is excited to announce changes coming to SFL-TAP that will be more beneficial to Soldiers.   These changes are outlined in the National Defense Authorization Act of 2019.…

September 13th, 2019 News

USAG Bavaria child wins art category in 2019 Young Lives, BIG stories contest

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — A U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria child is one of seven winners of the 2019 Young Live, BIG Stories contest sponsored by the U.S. Army Installation Management Command’s Child and Youth Services.   Therese Mesina won for her art submission in the 3- to 4-year old category.…

September 9th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News