Category Archives: Health & Lifestyle

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

Grafenwoehr Exchange closed Thanksgiving, open on Black Friday

AAFES News Release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The focus on Thanksgiving Day will be on family and the Grafenwoehr Exchange will be closed, but a feast of Black Friday deals will start at 8 a.m. on Nov. 29 at the retail stores on Tower Barracks, Rose Barracks, Hohenfels and Garmisch.…

November 25th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News

Grafenwoehr Exchange extends return policy for holiday shopping through Jan. 31

AAFES News Release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Military shoppers have no need to fret if they get that perfect gift in the wrong size or receive the same gift twice. The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is extending its return policy for the holiday season.   Grafenwoehr Exchange shoppers…

November 24th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News

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