Category Archives: News

Things you didn’t know: Easter traditions in Germany

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — When it comes to celebrations in Germany, colorfully decorated trees are not just for the Christmas season.   Roughly four weeks before Easter, which falls on April 4, 2021, handcrafted eggs dangle from the branches of birch trees — symbolizing new life and fertility. Towns of all…

March 27th, 2021 Health & Lifestyle, News, Things You Didn't Know

Farmers’ markets offer healthy alternatives

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Growing everything from the famous white asparagus to the eponymous Hallertau hops, Bavaria continues to be the most important agricultural state and the largest producer of food in Germany.   But farming in Bavaria is more than sustenance, it’s tradition.   For centuries, townspeople have flocked to…

March 19th, 2021 Health & Lifestyle, News, Things You Didn't Know

DEFENDER-Europe 21 activities begin this month, include two dozen nations

U.S. Army Europe and Africa Press Release   WIESBADEN, Germany – DEFENDER-Europe 21 activities begin this month across Europe and continue through June.   DEFENDER-Europe is an annual large-scale U.S. Army Europe and Africa-led, multinational, joint exercise designed to build strategic and operational readiness and interoperability between U.S., NATO allies…

March 16th, 2021 DEFENDER-Europe, News

Military spouses of senior ranking officials tour quality of life at USAG Bavaria

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – Military spouses of several senior ranking officials took part in a quality-of-life tour of U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria on Thursday, March 11. The tour highlighted PCS procedures, housing, child care, health care, spouse employment, religious and recreational opportunities on the installation.   Special guests included Angela Abernethy,…

March 16th, 2021 Health & Lifestyle, News

Medieval castle neighboring the Hohenfels Training Area

VELBURG, Germany — Numerous castle ruins are scattered across Germany, and Burgruine Velburg is extremely accessible from USAG Bavaria. Being that this historical site is located only 15 kilometers from the Hohenfels Training Area, it offers community members the perfect opportunity to get outdoors and learn about German culture.  …

March 12th, 2021 News, Travel

DoDEA builds new 21st century school campus on Tower Barracks

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The new Grafenwoehr Elementary School, which is undergoing construction on U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Tower Barracks, is scheduled to open in January 2022. This new 21st century school will serve students currently located in the Tower Barracks area from kindergarten to fifth grade.   According to Grafenwoehr…

March 2nd, 2021 News, School News

Motorcycle licensing at USAG Bavaria

By USAG Bavaria Safety Office   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Motorcycle season is here, and U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria’s Safety Office wants you to be prepared for this year’s riding season.   “USAG Bavaria provides several motorcycle training options. These are mandatory for active duty in order to operate a motorcycle…

March 1st, 2021 News, Safety & Security Bytes

German police liaison awarded the Order of the Marechaussee

  Vilseck, Germany — USAG Bavaria, Directorate of Emergency Services awarded Polizeikauptkommissar Gerhard Männer, a German police officer, the Order of the Marechaussee, steel category, for his support to the garrison and the United States Army Military Police Corps, during a ceremony on Feb. 23, 2021, at Rose Barracks. The…

February 26th, 2021 News

USPS Tower Barracks reduces customer waiting times

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Tower Barracks Postal Center recently improved its sorting process through the introduction of new handheld Zebra TC77 mobile devices. The TC77 enables postal employees to scan, print and track labels all from a single device. Tower Barracks USPS is the beta-testing site for the entire U.S.…

February 25th, 2021 News