Category Archives: News

Application period open for Summer Hire 2016

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Community family members ages 14 – 22 years old now have the opportunity to gain meaningful job experience here while getting paid.   The Civilian Human Resources Agency Europe Region is accepting applications for the 2016 Army Europe Youth Summer Hire Program through April 15.…

April 4th, 2016 News

Dissections with Dr. Cornfeld

      By River Rocha and Elijah Lewis, fifth-grade students in Dr. Hunter’s class   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Grafenwoehr Army Health Clinic’s Maj. Robert Cornfeld visited Grafenwoehr Elementary School March 15 to dissect a pig with Dr. Bill Hunter’s and Ms. Terri Sobey’s 5th grade classes.   This is…

April 4th, 2016 News, School News

4 steps to obtain fuel ration card for a rental vehicle

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — DOD ID cardholders renting a vehicle must have a short-term fuel ration card before gassing up at AAFES fuel stations on military installations or Esso stations off-post.   An additional military privilege, the short-term fuel ration program temporarily increases the subsidized fuel quota for DOD card-holders using…

April 4th, 2016 News

Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month 2016: Know your resources at USAG Bavaria

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany —The elimination of sexual assault and harassment is a year-round priority for the Department of the Army.   U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley and Sergeant Major of the Army Daniel Dailey underscored this in their letter for the 2016 National Sexual Assault and…

April 1st, 2016 Health & Lifestyle, News

Month of the Military Child

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — April is Month of the Military Child. From deployments to new schools, military children are faced with unique challenges that ordinary youth their age never experience. Their ability to adapt to present and future changes deserves our respect and admiration. In an effort to recognize the…

March 31st, 2016 News

Myths & Facts: How USAG Bavaria Red Cross helps service members in a crisis

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — American Red Cross connects family members with service members in the event of an emergency, such as a sudden illness or death in the service member’s family.   But confusion remains over the emergency communication piece commonly known as the Red Cross message, as well who authorizes…

March 29th, 2016 News

7 tips for grocery shopping off-post

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — For newcomers, grocery shopping in a foreign country can seem like an intimidating endeavor. But it doesn’t have to be.   Knowing the ins and outs of where and how to shop on the economy will smooth those fears and make your first German shopping experience…

March 22nd, 2016 Health & Lifestyle, News

Community town hall at Tower Barracks March 31

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The USAG Bavaria Garrison Commander, Col. Mark Colbrook, hosts a community town hall March 31 beginning at 3 p.m. at the Tower Barracks movie theater.   The commander will address the Interactive Customer Evaluation program and will explain how ICE works and how best to use…

March 21st, 2016 News

Best move possible: Informed advice for PCSing service members

    Rob WielandSmall, Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command   The U.S. Army’s Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command provides oversight to nearly half a million personal property moves and seventy-thousand privately owned vehicle shipments for service members, federal employees and their family members. About half of those moves…

March 17th, 2016 Health & Lifestyle, News

March Madness: Reading season at Netzaberg Elementary School

  Kristy Shelly, Netzaberg Elementary School Librarian and Information Specialist   NETZABERG, Germany — When I was eight years old, my elementary school hosted a spring read-a-thon, something schools do to promote reading and recognize Dr. Seuss, whose birthday falls in March. I remember taking my one-paged pledge sheet from neighbor…

March 17th, 2016 News, School News