Author: Nathan Van Schaik


Exchange partners with H&R Block offering tax preparation service

  AAFES news release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Europe tax centers will re-prioritize services in 2019 and focus assistance on those that generally make less than $54,000 per year, in accordance with Army regulations and IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance guidelines.   To help service members and their…

January 21st, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, Legal Issues, News

Reflective devices not required in daylight or on closed PT routes at USAG Bavaria

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Reflective devices such as belts and vests are no longer required to be worn when conducting physical training in daylight or along closed PT routes at U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria installations, according to a pair of memos released by the senior ranking officer here and the…

January 16th, 2019 News

Tech Expo returns to USAG Bavaria Feb. 11

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The semi-annual U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Tech Expo, hosted by the Network Enterprise Center will be held Monday, Feb. 11 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Tower View Conference Center, Bldg 209, in Grafenwoehr.   All military, civilian and contractor personnel are invited to attend for free.…

January 15th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News, Safety & Security Bytes

Top 10 reasons vehicles fail inspection

By 86th Vehicle Readiness Squadron   From cracked windows to auto decals, here are the top 10 reasons your vehicle may fail inspection.   1. Engine/Transmission/Power Steering Fluid Leaks   The vehicle will be rejected if there is evidence of an excessive leak or an ongoing slow leak of oil,…

December 26th, 2018 News

Traffic circle construction near Gate 6 set to begin spring 2019

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Garrison officials here and members of the German building authority recently announced plans to co-fund a project to build a traffic circle along the B299 in front of Tower Barracks Gate 6.   The intersection in front of Gate 6 poses a risk to drivers, resulting…

November 19th, 2018 News

Engineers to break ground on new Grafenwoehr Elementary School

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army leadership and school officials are set to break ground Nov. 20 on the Grafenwoehr Elementary School.   Department of Defense Education Activity — the agency overseeing U.S. military schools overseas — is funding the $38 million project.   The new school is scheduled to…

November 1st, 2018 Environmental, News, School News

Netzaberg Express re-opens Oct. 10 after renovations

  NETZABERG, Germany –The Netzaberg Express re-opens Oct. 10, 2018, at 11 a.m. after months of renovations.   Additionally, the Community Bank ATM at the Express — which has also been out of service — will be fully operational Sept. 29.   Since, April 19 the Netzaberg Express has underwent…

September 14th, 2018 Health & Lifestyle, News, School News

Retiree Appreciation Day offers financial, health services at Vilseck and Ansbach

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – American Retirees in the area will have a chance to get help with pay issues, health care and other retiree services this October.   USAG Bavaria hosts its annual Retiree Appreciation Day (RAD) Oct. 16 at the at the Multi-Purpose Center, Bldg 134 (Vilseck) on Rose…

September 13th, 2018 Health & Lifestyle, Legal Issues, News

Town halls open to community to address lead concerns

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Leadership with U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria and 7th Army Training Command host town halls to address concerns regarding lead on-post and at Army housing.   The town halls — which are open to the entire community — will be held at the following dates and locations:  …

September 12th, 2018 Environmental, Health & Lifestyle, News

Sports Nutrition Shop opens at Grafenwoehr Exchange Sept. 21

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – The grand opening of the new sports nutrition shop located inside Tower Barracks Main Store will be on Sept. 21.   Soldiers and their families can find everything they need to support an active lifestyle with the new sports nutrition shop.   The new shop features…

September 11th, 2018 Health & Lifestyle, News