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USAG Bavaria recognizes, awards community volunteers

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — April is National Volunteer Month. To celebrate, Army Community Service teams recently recognized local volunteers at ceremonies across U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria.   Last year, 376 volunteers were registered within the USAG Bavaria footprint — which includes Tower Barracks, Rose Barracks, Hohenfels and Garmsich. Furthermore, these volunteers…

May 4th, 2022 Health & Lifestyle, News

Get in contact with local German-American KONTAKT Clubs

By Milena Felkl, Intern with USAG Bavaria Public Affairs    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – Arriving to a new military installation can take some time getting used to, especially overseas. To help combat the culture shock at U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria, KONTAKT Clubs in Rose and Tower Barracks work to bring people…

April 29th, 2022 News

DFAS streamlines payment process for Army PCS moves

Editor’s Note: This change will go into effect on June 1, 2022.    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army PCS travelers can now use the DFAS SmartVoucher tool to quickly and easily complete their travel vouchers. This streamlined process allows Soldiers to get their travel expenses paid faster.    The SmartVoucher is…

April 15th, 2022 News

USAG Bavaria welcomes 41 newly naturalized citizens

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – As part of a special program to naturalize active-duty service members and their families, U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria hosted a virtual naturalization ceremony at the Tower Barracks Conference Center on April 13. In total, 41 candidates from 20 countries were administered the Oath of Allegiance to…

April 14th, 2022 News

Bavaria SHARP hosts Denim Day 2022

By USAG Bavaria Sexual Harassment Assault Response Prevention (SHARP)   April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, and as part of this month of awareness April 27, 2022, is Denim Day. This year marks the 23rd year of Denim Day, internationally.   A day for denim? You might be wondering…

April 13th, 2022 News, Safety & Security Bytes

How to de-winterize vehicles across USAG Bavaria

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — With temperatures warming up and winter yielding to spring, community members may want to consider de-winterizing privately owned vehicles across U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria.   While community members in Grafenwoehr, Vilseck and Hohenfels might be able to change their vehicles’ winter tires to summer tires a bit…

April 12th, 2022 News, Things You Didn't Know

USAG Bavaria employees recognized for longevity and dedication to the Army

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Commander Col. Christopher Danbeck and Command Sgt. Maj. Sebastian Camacho presented awards to 19 German and American civilian employees for their longevity and dedication to the Army at a Length of Service ceremony on April 5, at the USAG Bavaria Tower View Conference…

April 6th, 2022 News

American Red Cross volunteer teaches youth about International Humanitarian Law

Written by Brea DuBose, PR and Publicity Lead with American Red Cross Bavaria   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — March is Red Cross Month, and American Red Cross Bavaria highlights the people that make its mission possible: volunteers!     Red Cross volunteer, Anthony Tetro, is the regional coordinator of the International Humanitarian…

April 4th, 2022 News

Translation: New ordinance on infection protection measures from April 3, 2022

Editor’s Note: Currently, the official translation is being worked by the Bavaria Legal Office. Once it is available, it will be posted to the 7th Army Training Command COVID-19 Portal: https://www.7atc.army.mil/COVID-19/ Bavarian State Chancellery Press Release   MUNICH — The Bavarian State Government announced a new 16th Bavarian Infection Protection…

March 31st, 2022 News

Grafenwoehr Exchange salutes youngest heroes during Month of the Military Child

AAFES Press Release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Army & Air Force Exchange Service, the Department of Defense’s largest retailer, is saluting the spirit of America’s youngest heroes with virtual activities, events, and prizes during Month of the Military Child.   Starting April 1, the Grafenwoehr PX will give away…

March 28th, 2022 News