Category Archives: Housing

Bavarian State Minister for Construction visits GTA

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — On April 25, the Bavarian State Minister for Construction, Kerstin Schreyer, visited the Grafenwoehr Training Area to learn about on-going and planned construction projects of the U.S. Army and the German Bundeswehr.   Her ministry and the local Bavarian state construction offices oversee, and assist with, all…

April 28th, 2021 Environmental, Housing, News

Complete OHA Survey to have a say in your pay

By USAREUR-AF Personnel Office   WIESBADEN, Germany — Germany’s annual Overseas Housing Allowance Survey will be conducted online between March 1 to 31, 2021. During this time frame, access the web link here: https://www.defensetravel.dod.mil/site/ohaSurvey.cfm   OHA is a cost-reimbursement based allowance. Completing the survey is critical to ensure OHA rates…

February 24th, 2021 Housing, News

USAG Bavaria work orders streamlined with ArMA

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – ArMA, otherwise known as the Army Maintenance Application, launched worldwide on Monday, Jan. 19. The new process serves to streamline work orders and non-privatized housing issues across the U.S. Army, and U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria is no exception.   The U.S. Army partnered with the SOFtact Solutions…

January 21st, 2021 Housing, News

Tenant Satisfaction Survey now underway

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Army has begun its annual Tenant Satisfaction Survey to gather feedback about living in Army housing.   An online survey link was emailed Dec. 2, 2020, to more than 110,000 tenants living in privatized, government-owned and government-leased housing across the globe. Completing the survey takes about…

December 3rd, 2020 Housing, News

Tower Barracks Army Lodging team receives excellence award

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — USAG Bavaria Garrison Commander, Col. Christoper R. Danbeck, presented the Customer Service of Excellence Award to the the Tower Barracks Army Lodging team, on Oct. 8, 2020.   The award was presented at the Tower Barracks Army Lodging facility, located on-post Grafenwoehr. The lodging team was awarded…

October 8th, 2020 Housing, News

An easy guide to bulk trash disposal at USAG Bavaria

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Bulk trash disposal is an ongoing question for many community members in the Tower and Rose Barracks areas of U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria. Here is a general breakdown of what it is and when it occurs.   Throughout the year, residents can bring bulk trash items…

June 24th, 2020 Environmental, Health & Lifestyle, Housing, News

COLA to increase or remain same for service members in Germany

  The allowance designed to offset overseas prices will increase or remain steady for service members stationed in Germany beginning March 1.   The overseas Cost of Living Allowance, or COLA, is the non-taxable supplemental pay allowance designed to offset overseas prices of non-housing goods and services.   The new…

February 6th, 2020 Housing, News

Legal Office: Guide to claims for loss or damage to your household goods or vehicle

Rose Barracks Law Center, Office of the Staff Judge Advocate               VILSECK, Germany — The 7th Army Training Command claims office at USAG Bavaria processes claims filed by active-duty service members and DOD civilians against the U.S. government.   Here’s what you need to know.          If you notice…

January 29th, 2020 Housing, Legal Issues, News

Eligible veterans authorized installation access, Commissary and AAFES shopping privileges

  By Anna Morelock, U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden   Beginning Jan. 1, 2020, certain veterans received access to Commissary and Exchange services.   Within Germany, due to international agreements with the German Federal Ministry of Finance, this access also requires veterans to register with the U.S. Army Customs Agency- Europe…

January 17th, 2020 Housing, Legal Issues, News

Marten: A misunderstood pest and how to deter from vehicle wiring

  By Christa Rolls, USAG Bavaria Environmental Division   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — If you have been in a local car shop, you’ve likely seen products that tout a hissing, ferret-like animal on the front cover, warning of their presence.   Martens, or Marder in German, notoriously damage vehicle electrical systems…

January 17th, 2020 Environmental, Health & Lifestyle, Housing, News, Things You Didn't Know