Category Archives: Health & Lifestyle


Christmas tree drop-off sites at Tower, Rose Barracks

  A Message from the SORT Coordinators Drop off old natural Christmas trees anytime of the year at USAG Bavaria green waste collection points.   The Grafenwoehr collection point is located at Tower Barracks on Gettysburg Ave. across from Bldg. 540. The Vilseck collection point is near the Rose Barracks…

December 11th, 2019 Environmental, Health & Lifestyle, News

Emergency Manager: How we keep USAG Bavaria informed of closures, delays and early releases

  By Tom Janis, USAG Bavaria Emergency Manager   Dear USAG Bavaria Community,   The winter months are upon us and that can often bring challenging weather conditions. We want to remind community members that USAG Bavaria monitors weather conditions daily in case school must be cancelled, delayed, or closed…

December 10th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, Housing, News, Safety & Security Bytes

BINGO with Santa at the Tower Barracks Food Court

AAFES News Release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Tower Barracks Food Court is bringing a special treat to Soldiers and their families for the holidays.   On Dec. 14, from 2 to 3 p.m., Soldiers and their families can play Bingo with Santa at the food court. Prizes will be…

December 10th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News

What you need to know about fireworks at USAG Bavaria

  A message from the USAG Bavaria Safety Office   Fireworks on Army Installations:   AE Reg 600-1, Regulated Activities in Europe, 20 May 09, Par. 26 d states that “Personnel will not use or ignite fireworks or flares on places under the control of the U.S. Army.”   Fireworks…

December 9th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News, Safety & Security Bytes

Selfies with Santa at your local Exchange

  AAFES News Release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Santa is coming to town. He’s making a list and checking it twice to get Soldiers and their families into the holiday spirit.   “The Grafenwoehr Exchange is keeping the holiday spirits high this season and will be hosting Santa selfie events…

December 6th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News

BCSC provides holiday gift wrapping through Dec 24

Bavaria Community and Spouses Club news release    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Bavaria Community and Spouses Club has partnered with the Grafenwoehr Exchange to provide holiday gift wrapping services to the U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Tower Barracks and Rose Barracks community through fundraising organizations.   Community members can stop by…

December 2nd, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News

Gospel concert brings together Bavarian community

  By Keisha Frith   NETZABERG, Germany — The sound of music echoed from the Netzaberg Chapel as the U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria community members and local nationals gathered for a Gospel concert.    Called the “Gospel Explosion”, the event was held Nov. 15-17 as a choir workshop. It is…

November 27th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News

Customs releases holiday guidance on what not to mail

By U.S. Army Customs Agency-Europe   WIESBADEN, Germany — People new to Europe should note that many items available in Europe may seem like good Christmas presents, but violate U.S. customs rules.   Some products are banned from the United States and others may only be carried in baggage, but…

November 26th, 2019 Environmental, Health & Lifestyle, News, Things You Didn't Know

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

Blood drives at Hohenfels Dec. 3 and Grafenwoehr Dec. 4

By Stacy Sanning, Blood Donor Recruiter and Public Affairs Officer, Landstuhl, Germany   LANDSTUHL REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER, Germany  – The Grafenwoehr Military Community is invited to take an hour out of their day to provide life-saving blood support at the Armed Services Blood Program blood drive from 9 a.m. to…

November 25th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News