Category Archives: News


Bavaria ACS spotlights resilient and ready spouse ahead of empowerment series

  By Katie L. Glover, USAG Bavaria Army Community Service   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Army utilizes resiliency to make effective leaders and teams able to regroup quickly during challenges. Spouses may also utilize these tools to reduce culture shock, seek out rewarding opportunities, and embrace their tours in Europe.…

October 10th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News

Certified running coach wants to help Soldiers

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Certified running coach Annamarie McCormick-Howell is offering her services to Army units at Rose and Tower Barracks.   McCormick-Howell is an Army spouse and mother, Pennsylvania native, marathon runner and contractor with Bavaria’s Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation. She has run competitively every distance from…

October 9th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News

APO announces 2019 holiday mailing deadlines

  The U.S. Postal Service and the Army Post Office have the mailing deadlines for the expected delivery of cards and gifts to your loved ones this holiday season. Also, remember to pick up your parcels from your community mail rooms as soon as they arrive, as the sheer volume…

October 9th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News

Looking back: one man’s journey as a Pvt. to Col. at the Hohenfels Training Area

By Dr. Joyce Costello, Joint Multinational Readiness Center Public Affairs HOHENFELS, Germany—“We didn’t have the good cold weather gear that we have today and didn’t get it until 1956- can you imagine how cold it gets riding around in a jeep in the dead of winter with regular old boots…

October 8th, 2019 News

Fire Prevention Week: Red Cross says practice escape plans, test smoke alarms

  by Savannah Robinson, American Red Cross Field Office Coordinator    VILSECK, Germany — National Fire Prevention Week is October 6 to 12, and the U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Red Cross urges everyone to practice their home fire escape plan and test their smoke alarms.   “During Fire Prevention Week, prepare…

October 7th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News, Safety & Security Bytes

Giant House Spider: harmless to humans, helpful to the environment

  By Christa Rolls, USAG Bavaria Environmental Division   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Now that autumn is upon us and the days are getting colder, animals of all kinds, including us humans, seek warmer locales to survive the blustery cold.   One such creature we’re likely to find more often in…

October 7th, 2019 Environmental, Health & Lifestyle, News, Things You Didn't Know

Army Community Service offers spouse empowerment series in USAG Bavaria

  By Katie L. Glover, USAG Bavaria Army Community Service   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — PCS season is over, school is in session and now is the opportunity to get inspired.   U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria’s Army Community Service is hosting a two-part empowerment series to increase resiliency, improve communication, and prepare…

October 2nd, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News

Gratitude Initiative now accepting applications for grades 8-11

  Calling all Army families! Gratitude Initiative is now accepting applications for students in grades 8-11 for the GI College Success Academy.   GI provides the most comprehensive college and career counseling, SAT/ACT Test Prep, and financial aid counseling program, free of charge to our military families. The program is…

October 2nd, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News, School News

Provost Marshal Minute: What you need to know when traveling to Garmisch

USAG Bavaria Provost Marshal   For those of you who are traveling to Garmisch or the surrounding area, it is advisable to check both the road and traffic conditions for the area prior to departure.   A common occurrence on the autobahn as you arrive on the outskirts of Garmisch…

September 30th, 2019 News, Safety & Security Bytes

U.S. Consulate Frankfurt at Tower Barracks Oct. 18; schedule appointment today

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Representatives with the U.S. Consulate Frankfurt will be on Tower Barracks, Friday, Oct. 18, from 8-11:45 a.m.   They will be accepting Consular Reports of Birth Abroad (eCRBA) and tourist passport applications.   The eCRBA applications must be completed and paid for no later than Oct.…

September 30th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, Legal Issues, News