Category Archives: News


Grafenwoehr Elementary School students learn to be reporters

  By Grafenwoehr Elementary School fourth-graders   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Dr. Hunter recently taught fourth-graders at Grafenwoehr Elementary School how to write newspaper articles with photographs.   Dr. Hunter is a fourth-grade teacher who has been teaching for 34 years. In addition to being a teacher, he has worked as…

September 30th, 2019 News, School News

Domestic Violence Awareness Month: 3 strategies for prevention

  By Kari Sharpe, USAG Bavaria ACS Family Advocacy Program    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Domestic Violence is a significant societal problem – impacting individuals in the military, the United States and the World. We hear the statistics and disturbing numbers regularly at mandatory training events, and every October as the…

September 30th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News

Operation Homefront accepting 2020 Military Child of the Year nominations, Award for Innovation applications

  Operation Homefront News Release   Operation Homefront, the national nonprofit that builds strong, stable and secure military families, is now accepting nominations for the 2020 Military Child of the Year® Awards, as well as applications for the 2020 Military Child of the Year® Award for Innovation.   Nominations are…

September 26th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News, School News

Spouses Club, MWR launch ‘Find the Crown Jewel’ contest ahead of Bazaar

  Bavaria Community and Spouses Club news release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Bavaria Community and Spouses’ Club and U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation are partnering to launch the ‘Find The Crown Jewel’ contest for the first time this year in promotion of the…

September 26th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News

11 community members naturalized at USAG Bavaria ceremony

GRAFENWHOER, Germany — Eleven members of the U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria community celebrated becoming United States citizens at the naturalization ceremony, here, Sept. 25.   USAG Bavaria hosted a naturalization ceremony at the Tower View Conference Center where those 11 individuals from nine different countries took the Oath of Allegiance…

September 25th, 2019 News

USAG Bavaria trick-or-treat hours, Halloween events & safety

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Halloween is almost here, but before you grab the trick-or-treat bag, make sure you’re familiar with U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria’s ground rules to stay safe.   The USAG Bavaria official trick-or-treat hours are 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 31 at the four military communities with housing…

September 25th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News, Safety & Security Bytes

Road closure, delayed traffic to Garmisch-Partenkirchen October to December

  GARMISCH, Germany — Travelers to Garmisch-Partenkirchen and the surrounding area should plan for additional travel time between Oct. 8 to Dec. 6, 2019.   The B2 coming into Garmisch from Eschenlohe (end of A95 Autobahn from/to Munich) will completely close from Oct. 8 to 12. This will require anyone…

September 24th, 2019 News, Travel

BCSC announces fall 2019 community grant & scholarship deadline

Bavaria Community and Spouses Club news release    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Bavaria Community and Spouses Club is pleased to announce its Fall 2019 Community Outreach Grants and Scholarships deadline: Oct. 15, 2019 at midnight.   For the first time, these applications are now completely digital.   Fall Cycle Community…

September 24th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News

USAG Bavaria employees recognized for 1,535 years of service

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Community members and garrison leaders honored long-time garrison employees at an Employee Length of Service ceremony, here, Sept. 20.   In total, 49 garrison employees logged 1,535 years of total service to the U.S. Army and federal government.   “We all are well aware that a…

September 23rd, 2019 News

Everything you need to know about winter tires in Germany

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Warm weather is giving way to cold, which means you should prepare your vehicle now for winter.   One important thing to know before you hit the road in winter is that Germany has different tire requirements than the United States.   European winter tires…

September 21st, 2019 Environmental, News, Safety & Security Bytes, Travel