Category Archives: News


USAG Bavaria honors 2 Soldiers, 2 civilians at retirement ceremony

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — 7th Army Training Command and U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria honored two Soldiers, one U.S. civilian and one local national civilian for their service and careers at the quarterly retirement ceremony, here, May 22.   7th Army Training Command Chief of Mobilization and Reserve Affairs, Col. Carlos…

May 24th, 2019 News

USAG Bavaria Religious Support invites children to roar Vacation Bible School: Life is wild, God is good.

by Katherine McMath-Dorman, USAG Bavaria RSO   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — A week-long summer kids’ event called Roar Vacation Bible School will be hosted at the Garmisch, Netzaberg, Rose Barracks and Hohenfels Chapels of the U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria communities.   At Roar, kids will discover that God is good even…

May 24th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News

Officer learns of cancer after blood donation visit

  By Alain M. Polynice, U.S. Army Medical Department Activity Bavaria Public Affairs Office Original Story at https://www.army.mil/article/222124/.   HOHENFELS, Germany — What began as a simple act — donating blood to help save lives of other military service members and their families — ended up saving the life of…

May 24th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News

AFN television channels assigned new broadcast frequencies

KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany — Existing on-base viewers of AFN free-to-air TV service must perform a channel scan.   All AFN television channels that are distributed on-base within Germany over the TKS cable network have been reassigned new broadcast frequencies. The frequency reassignment is part of some preliminary work associated with a large-scale technical upgrade…

May 23rd, 2019 News

Annual force protection exercise may affect you (especially in Garmisch)

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria and host nation partners participate in an installation protection exercise June 4-7, 2019.   During that time, the exercise could result in increased force protection and security measures at USAG Bavaria installations at Grafenwoehr, Vilseck and Garmisch.   The exercise will have minimal…

May 23rd, 2019 News, Safety & Security Bytes

Bavaria Community and Spouses Club distributes $93,700 back into community

Bavaria Community and Spouses Club news release   The Bavaria Community and Spouses Club is pleased to announce that during the 2018-2019 board year, BCSC distributed $93,700 in Community Outreach Grants and Scholarships.   We greatly appreciate the community’s support in our fundraising efforts, which are primarily based on the…

May 22nd, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News

“Howling Wolf” Exercise conducted with host nation emergency responders at JMRC

  HOHENFELS, Germany — U.S.Army Garrison Bavaria – Hohenfels Community conducted a mass casualty exercise, “Howling Wolf,” here, May 18 to test the staff’s ability to handle and train side-by-side with Host Nation emergency responders.   This exercise, which included 450 host nation emergency responders and U.S. Army planners, focused…

May 22nd, 2019 News, Safety & Security Bytes

Grafenwoehr Exchange shoppers can reduce bank fees, strengthen quality-of-life programs

AAFES NEWS RELEASE   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — When military shoppers use their MILITARY STAR® cards at Grafenwoehr Exchange facilities, they help reduce significant credit-card processing fees and benefit their military community.   During fiscal year 2018, bank-issued credit card processing expenses at Grafenwoehr Exchange facilities cost the military community $1,594,866,…

May 22nd, 2019 News

German and American civilian employees honored during the length of service award ceremony

    HOHENFELS, Germany — Fifty-nine German and American civilian awardees gathered with friends, colleagues and peers to be recognized for their outstanding years of service to the U.S. Army in a ceremony, here, May 17.   These garrison employees served anywhere from 10 to 50 years each, and together…

May 19th, 2019 News

Gate 6 closure starts on May 20, affecting gate operations

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Construction continues on a traffic circle on B299, outside Gate 6, Tower Barracks, resulting in detours and modified gate hours.   Beginning Monday, May 20, Gate 6 will be closed and will not be accessible from either direction.   What does this mean:   1) Gate…

May 17th, 2019 News