Category Archives: News


Local spouse starts Bavaria travel vlog

  By Sterling Schuyler   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Daniel “DT” Taylor is taking advantage of local Bavaria travel – and he wants to help you do it, too.   When DT’s wife Emily received a job offer with Netzaberg Middle School in 2014, the Taylors uprooted their lives from the…

November 18th, 2019 News, Travel

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

Provost Marshal Minute: Stolen merchandise and military equipment

USAG Bavaria Provost Marshal   Chances are you own a number of items that you would consider extremely valuable. It would be a shame not to ensure that you secure these items on a daily basis.    If by chance, someone steals your valuables and a police investigation reveals that…

November 14th, 2019 News, Safety & Security Bytes

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

Netzaberg Elementary School holds St. Martin’s Lantern Parade

  Story courtesy of Netzaberg Elementary School   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Students at Netzaberg Elementary school participated in the 4th annual “Netzaberg Lantern Walk” around the school grounds on Nov. 5.   NES’ new principal, Arturo Rivera, led the annual event, along with host nation teachers Melanie Waechter-Greulich and Veronica…

November 8th, 2019 News, School 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

What you can’t send through an APO in Germany, and why

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — DOD personnel with an APO address in Germany are subject to international customs regulations and are prohibited from ordering several products.   According to Andre Hutchinson, USAG Bavaria Customs Inspector, the list of authorized products is determined by German Customs, U.S. Customs, the U.S. Army, the…

November 8th, 2019 News