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Red Cross holds drawing, writing contests for children in September

  VILSECK, Germany — The American Red Cross is promoting activities during National Preparedness Month to bring awareness to our communities. One of the activities they are hosting is a writing and drawing contest for children with prizes for those who win. It is also a great way for kids to…

September 4th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News

National Preparedness Month: Red Cross asks everyone to prepare for the next emergency

by Savannah Robinson, American Red Cross Field Office Coordinator   VILSECK, Germany — September is National Preparedness Month. It’s the perfect time for people to get their household ready in case an emergency should occur. The American Red Cross prepares all year for disasters and urges everyone to Be Red…

September 4th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News, Safety & Security Bytes

Pet-Owners: What you need to know when PCS-ing out of USAG Bavaria

Bavaria Branch Veterinary Services   PCS-ing is incredibly stressful, which is only compounded by ensuring your children and pets have what they need prior to travel. Your on-post veterinary treatment facility (VTF) is here to help you.   It’s important to call us months in advance with any questions so…

September 3rd, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, Legal Issues, News, Travel

Celebrate Ariel’s 30th birthday with Disney Princess Event at Grafenwoehr Exchange Sept. 7

AAFES News Release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Army & Air Force Exchange Service invites military children under the sea in honor of Ariel’s 30th Birthday Bash at the Grafenwoehr Exchange Sept. 7.   Military children ages 4 and older are invited to the Tower Barracks Main Store from 10…

September 2nd, 2019 News

Provost Marshal Minute: Expect increase in tactical vehicles

USAG Bavaria Provost Marshal   Our OPTEMPO in Bavaria has increased. There are many more tactical vehicles driving along the tank trail between Tower Barracks from Gate 4 to Rose Barracks Gate 3.   As you utilize this paved tank trail, you should look out for several things:   Watch…

August 30th, 2019 News, Safety & Security Bytes

Grafenwoehr offers guided city tours

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The city of Grafenwoehr offers guided city tours in both German and English for groups who are interested in learning more about the city and its more than 650 years of history.   There are two tours in German, the historic city tour and one around…

August 30th, 2019 News, Travel

Shop, win, cheer: Exchange gives away tickets to Army-Navy game

  AAFES News Release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Military shoppers have a chance to cheer on the Army Black Knights and Navy Midshipmen in person at the 2019 Army-Navy Game just by shopping the Grafenwoehr Exchanges or commissary with their MILITARY STAR® card.   Shoppers will automatically be entered to…

August 30th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News

3 Soldiers honored at retirement ceremony in Bavaria

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — 7th Army Training Command and U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria honored three Soldiers for their service and career at the quarterly retirement ceremony Aug. 28 at the Rose Barracks Theater, Vilseck, Germany.   The 7th Army Training Command Operations Officer, Col. Timothy C. Davis, thanked the retirees…

August 28th, 2019 News

Hohenfels celebrates women’s right to vote, equality movement

  HOHENFELS, Germany — The Joint Multinational Readiness Center and U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Hohenfels celebrated Women’s Equality Day Aug. 27 to honor the passing of the 19th Amendment and bring attention to the continuing efforts to achieve full equality.   “The first step of Women’s Equality was the 19th…

August 28th, 2019 News

Grafenwoehr military families have Exchange layaway paid in full at surprise event

  AAFES News Release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Grafenwoehr Main Exchange surprised 18 well-deserving customers by paying off their layaway purchases on Aug. 23.   The Army & Air Force Exchange Service teamed up with Pay Away the Layaway to help military families as they head back to school,…

August 28th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News