Category Archives: Health & Lifestyle


Pay your way: Exchange introduces reduced-interest payment plans with MILITARY STAR

AAFES News Release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Exchange Credit Program is excited to introduce new flexible payment plans designed to meet the varying needs of U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Soldiers and their families through every stage of their careers.   “Pay Your Way” is a special financing program from…

November 23rd, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News

Exchange shoppers can prepare for the unexpected with Exchange Protection Plans

AAFES News Release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Buying big-ticket items like electronics, jewelry or appliances is an investment. Soldiers and their families at the Grafenwoehr Army & Air Force Exchange Service can protect their investments with Exchange Protection Plans, powered by Asurion.     Protection plans guard against common factors…

November 18th, 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

Get your photo taken with Santa at the Grafenwoehr Exchange Mall

  AAFES News Release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Exchange and Creative Art Photography are teaming up to make this Christmas even brighter for Soldiers and their families with special Santa photo events.   On Friday, Nov. 22 at 3:30 p.m., Santa will arrive by fire truck to interact with…

November 13th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News

Thanksgiving meals at USAG Bavaria

  2019 Thanksgiving meals at U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria:   Warrior Sports Café DFAC, Hohenfels Wednesday, Nov. 27, 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.   Dragoon Café DFAC, Rose Barracks Wednesday, Nov. 27, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.   Ever Vigilant Café DFAC, Tower Barracks Thursday, Nov. 28, 11 a.m. –…

November 12th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News

Academic excellence pays off for military kids with the Exchange You Made the Grade program

  AAFES News Release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Military students who study and succeed can pick up extra spending money from the Army & Air Force Exchange Service.    Through the Grafenwoehr Exchange’s You Made the Grade program, first- through 12th-graders, including homeschooled students, with a B average or higher…

November 12th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News

‘Richtfest’ marks milestone in Grafenwoehr Elementary School construction

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. and German officials gathered here Nov. 7 to clink glasses in a major milestone toward completion of the new Grafenwoehr Elementary School.   Community leaders, engineers, builders and school staff rendezvoused at the grounds of the ongoing construction site for a Richtfest — a German…

November 8th, 2019 Environmental, Health & Lifestyle, News, School News

Volunteerism creates career opportunities for military spouses

  By Katie L. Glover, USAG Bavaria Army Community Service   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Military spouses stationed at U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria can open more doors to career opportunities, broaden their skillsets and increase resiliency through the many volunteer opportunities.   Florence Paniagua relocated to the garrison last year, after…

November 6th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News

Exchange shoppers can enter the ‘Your Holiday Bill Is on Us’ sweepstakes

AAFES News Release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The only thing that could make the holidays merrier is having someone else pick up the tab. For the sixth year in a row, that’s just what the Exchange Credit Program is doing.    Five lucky grand-prize winners will have their entire MILITARY…

November 6th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News

2019 holiday tree lightings at USAG Bavaria

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria is ringing in the holiday cheer one installation at a time.   Ceremonies and festivities will be held at Tower Barracks in Grafenwoehr, Rose Barracks in Vilseck, Artillery Kaserne in Garmisch, Hohenfels and at Camp Algier in the 5th Community.   Tower…

November 5th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News