Author: Nathan Van Schaik


Col. Lance Varney takes command of U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Col. Lance Varney assumed command of U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria here at a ceremony July 5.   Col. Bill Rieper had been serving as the acting garrison commander since Col. Mark Colbrook relinquished command of the garrison last month.   The ceremony and passing of the…

July 5th, 2016 News

Some students to attend new school to prevent overcrowding at Netzaberg Elementary School

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Attendance will be shifted at three elementary schools in the Bavaria footprint during the 2016-2017 school year to prevent overcrowding at Netzaberg Elementary School.   About 50 students spread across Grafenwoehr Elementary School and Netzaberg Elementary School will be affected. Vilseck Elementary School — which has…

June 14th, 2016 News, School News

Commander at U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria relinquishes command

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Col. Mark Colbrook, garrison commander at U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria, relinquished command at a ceremony here June 3.   The ceremony and passing of the command’s colors was presided over by Michael D. Formica, region director, Installation Management Command Europe.   Col. Bill Rieper will take…

June 3rd, 2016 Commander Talk, News

Grafenwoehr, Vilseck volunteers honored — lifting spirits, touching lives

  VILSECK, Germany — There are 460 of them among us here on-post and without them we are like a table missing a leg. They are busy at work. In just the last 12 months, they’ve logged 33 years’ worth of man hours. Over 240 on-post organizations currently use their…

April 29th, 2016 News

Hangin’ loose in Ischgl

    ISCHGL, Austria — Here, we are all party animals. Fueled by local brew and inspired by mountain-shaking music, table dancing, the thin air and, oh yeah, the best skiing in all of Europe, we pound our chests and howl at the moon.   This is the melting pot…

March 22nd, 2016 Travel

IMCOM-E director highlights training opportunities for US, German employees

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Describing the role of U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria within the framework of today’s international geopolitics and uncertain future, the director of Installation Management Command in Europe highlighted expanded training opportunities for U.S. and local national employees at a town hall here Feb. 18.   With the…

February 18th, 2016 News

College students eligible for gov’t-funded travel to visit active duty parents overseas

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — College students with parents stationed overseas may qualify for a government-funded round trip visit plus the shipment of unaccompanied baggage, according to Army and federal regulations.   The Army regulation on overseas travel, chapter 5, and the Joint Federal Travel Regulation, paragraph 7155, grant military students…

January 31st, 2016 Health & Lifestyle, Things You Didn't Know, Travel

How to write ICE comments that deliver results

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Army garrison here aims to provide services to support Soldiers and their families. But if those services either exceed or don’t meet your expectations, you can take action.   The Interactive Customer Evaluation system, or ICE, is your online customer feedback form.   A…

January 22nd, 2016 Health & Lifestyle, News

Town hall notes: Refugee situation and USAG Bavaria housing

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Europe is experiencing the largest migration of refugees and internally displaced persons since World War II, leaving many here with questions and concerns: As a Soldier or family member, will I be affected? Why is this happening and how can I help?   Col. Mark Colbrook, commander…

October 25th, 2015 Commander Talk, Housing, News

Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Todd: New CSM at USAG Bavaria

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria welcomed its new senior enlisted leader during a change of responsibility ceremony here Sept. 8.   Command Sgt. Maj. Jeffrey Dillingham, outgoing command sergeant major of USAG Bavaria, relinquished his responsibilities of the garrison to Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Todd.   Todd previously…

September 8th, 2015 News