Category Archives: News


Exchange shoppers can enter the ‘Your Holiday Bill Is on Us’ sweepstakes

AAFES News Release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The only thing that could make the holidays merrier is having someone else pick up the tab. For the sixth year in a row, that’s just what the Exchange Credit Program is doing.    Five lucky grand-prize winners will have their entire MILITARY…

November 6th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News

2019 holiday tree lightings at USAG Bavaria

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria is ringing in the holiday cheer one installation at a time.   Ceremonies and festivities will be held at Tower Barracks in Grafenwoehr, Rose Barracks in Vilseck, Artillery Kaserne in Garmisch, Hohenfels and at Camp Algier in the 5th Community.   Tower…

November 5th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News

Spouses given tools, resources to acquire federal positions

  By Katie L. Glover, USAG Bavaria Army Community Service   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — A federal hiring process workshop will take place during the Career and Volunteer Fair on Nov. 7 at the Tower View Conference Center. The workshop begins at 10:30 a.m.   For those familiar with the federal…

November 4th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News

Over 40 organizations ready to empower spouses at career fair on November 7

  By Katie L. Glover, USAG Bavaria Army Community Service   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria is booming with ways for spouses to become a part of the community. This includes everything from working to volunteering, to starting a business, to going to school.   Navigating all these…

November 1st, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News

Cross-section of USAREUR Soldiers determine cost of living in Germany

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — This year, the U.S. Army has assigned volunteers to determine the Cost of Living Allowance adjustments in Germany.   The adjustments will be based on the Retail Price Schedule, also known as a Market Basket Survey.   U.S. Army Europe recruited Soldiers from units throughout Germany…

October 30th, 2019 News

American Red Cross provides over 2,000 comfort kits to rotating Soldiers

  by Brea DuBose, American Red Cross Vilseck Complex Volunteer   VILSECK, Germany — The American Red Cross Vilseck chapter teamed up with their counterparts in Hohenfels to aid in providing over 2,000 comfort kits to Soldiers leaving from rotation in Hohenfels Sept. 27.   The operation began when Amy…

October 28th, 2019 News

Family Advocacy Program focuses on increased prevention, service to the Bavaria community

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Family Advocacy Program is working hard to provide a vital service and create new programs for the community.   “Family Advocacy Program offers preventive-based services, not to be confused with the FAP Clinical team who works with law enforcement to provide…

October 28th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News

Status of Forces Agreement: Tax relief in Germany

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Supplementary agreement to the NATO Status of Forces Agreement affords some tax breaks to personnel under orders to be in Germany.    Department of Defense personnel stationed in or temporarily assigned to Europe may be eligible to use the U.S. Forces Tax-Relief Program to avoid paying…

October 23rd, 2019 Legal Issues, News, Things You Didn't Know

Traffic delays possible in Grafenwoehr Training Area Oct. 29-31

RELEASE UPDATED OCT. 22, 2019   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Community members may experience traffic delays when traveling through the Grafenwoehr Training Area Oct. 29 to 31.   Vehicular traffic on Chancellorsville Road, Tank Road East and One Community Road will need to momentarily stop when troops participating in Dragoon Ready…

October 22nd, 2019 News

Soldier and Family Readiness Groups empower spouses, support a ready force

  By Katie L. Glover, USAG Bavaria Army Community Service   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — For spouses, volunteering in a military unit is a powerful tool for personal empowerment, networking, becoming part of the community and building interpersonal relationships within families.     Soldier and Family Readiness Groups support the commander in…

October 22nd, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News