Category Archives: News


USAG Bavaria CYS upgrades to more modern DOD website to request childcare

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — In July of this year U.S. Garrison Bavaria communities of Grafenwoehr, Vilseck, Hohenfels and Garmisch began using the new version of MilitaryChildCare.com (MCC 2.0) which is the standardized waitlist utilized Army-wide to request childcare.   “The latest version of militarychildcare.com is more efficient for families to…

August 15th, 2019 News

Safety, security key to social media use

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — These days we can’t go a moment or move a step without immediate access to some form of social media, but that kind of access can also impact operational security.   If there is a single breach in security, it could cost lives. Practicing poor safety…

August 13th, 2019 News, Safety & Security Bytes

Grafenwoehr Exchange expands in-store pickup, brings convenience to shoppers

  AAFES News Release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Online shopping is more convenient than ever for U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Soldiers and their families with the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s expanded buy online, pickup in-store service.   Military shoppers can buy items at ShopMyExchange.com and pick them up…

August 13th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News

Vilseck’s rich history included tolls

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – Vilseck used to be a border town in the bishop’s district, and charged toll fees for people passing the city of Vilseck in a time when the night watchman announced the hour several times throughout the night and day.    Vilseck’s rich history dates back to 930…

August 12th, 2019 News, Things You Didn't Know, Travel

Netzaberg Express returns to school-year hours August 19

AAFES News Release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — With Department of Defense Education Activity schools starting up for the new school year, the Netzaberg Express will switch hours on weekdays back to their school schedule.   Starting August 19, the Netzaberg Express will change opening hours to Monday through Friday 7…

August 12th, 2019 News

MEDDAC Bavaria command team retires, new team in charge

  by Alain M. Polynice, U.S. Army Medical Department Activity Bavaria Public Affairs Original article at www.army.mil/article/225371/   VILSECK, Germany — Col. E. Lee Bryan and Command Sgt. Maj. Kasandra Boulier formally accepted the command team reins of the U.S. Army Medical Department Activity Bavaria from Col. Mark Swofford and…

August 8th, 2019 News

Blasters ready! Grafenwoehr Exchange holds Nerf Fest Aug. 17

  AAFES News Release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Calling all “Nerf ” fans! The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is inviting military children ages 8 and older (and kids-at-heart) to test Nerf Blaster skills at the Nerf Fest.   The event will take place Aug. 17 from 10 a.m.…

August 8th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News

Improved dining facility re-opens in Hohenfels

  HOHENFELS, Germany — For the members of the Joint Multinational Readiness Center, a healthier option “Go for Green” is now available following the re-opening of the partly renovated dining facility “Warrior Sports Café” on U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria – Hohenfels.   The 1,467-square-meter facility can accommodate 650 patrons in…

August 7th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News

Grafenwoehr Exchange provides new looks, savings with Cool School Look Event Aug. 17

  AAFES News Release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is making it easy to find finishing touches for back-to-school season with the Cool School Look event Aug. 17.   During the event, community members can try beauty products, participate in workshops and store giveaways, and…

August 7th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News

USAG Bavaria to install 50 emergency call boxes to enhance security

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Fifty emergency call boxes will be installed from Netzaberg Hill to Tower Barracks and across the Rose Barracks and Hohenfels communities over the next few months as an additional layer of security for U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria community members.   The call box installation is a…

August 6th, 2019 News, Safety & Security Bytes