Category Archives: News

USAG Bavaria community enjoys celebratory USO Sun & Fun

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria community members celebrated the end of summer and return to school at the USO Grafenwoehr Sun & Fun program, hosted on Aug. 28 at the Tower Barracks Wild B.O.A.R. Outdoor Recreation Complex.   Preregistered participants enjoyed a barbeque, cake cutting, games, prizes, inflatables,…

August 31st, 2021 Health & Lifestyle, News

7 USAG Bavaria fire fighters assist German flooding recovery mission

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Seven fire fighters employed with U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria provided volunteer support and humanitarian aid to the city of Altenahr, from July 24 to 28. The Rheinland-Pfalz area experienced catastrophic flooding in July, which resulted in village-wide property damages and citizen death.   When Rheinland-Pfalz leadership reached…

August 19th, 2021 News, Safety & Security Bytes

USAG Bavaria brings back boxing tournaments

VILSECK, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria’s Family and MWR program hosted a night of action-packed bouts, during its USAG Bavaria Boxing Invitational Championship on Aug. 14. With 36 competing service members representing installations across Germany, several rounds came down to the wire at the Rose Barracks Memorial Fitness Center.…

August 18th, 2021 Health & Lifestyle, News

Garmisch POV Inspection moving to renovated facility

  GARMISCH, Germany — The Garmisch Maintenance and POV Inspection facility was turned over to the 405th Army Field Support Brigade with an official ceremony, on Aug. 10. Together, U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria leadership, staff and contractors gathered outside the facility to witness the ribbon cutting.   During the ceremony,…

August 12th, 2021 News

U.S. Army Hohenfels spokesman Norbert Wittl retires

  HOHENFELS, Germany — After 40 years of service, an era ends as Norbert Wittl retired from his position as the Hohenfels press spokesman for U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria. In his honor, a farewell ceremony was hosted on Wednesday, July 28. Since 2002, Wittl was the contact person for the…

July 30th, 2021 News

Military Star strengthens Exchange benefit for USAG Bavaria community

AAFES Press Release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Military shoppers who reach for their Military Star card at Army & Air Force Exchange Service stores at U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria are strengthening their entire community. In 2020, USAG Bavaria shoppers who used their Military Star cards—available exclusively to military members, retirees,…

July 29th, 2021 News

Military students overseas to continue receiving free school meals

AAFES Press Release   DALLAS – The Army & Air Force Exchange Service, in conjunction with the Department of Defense and Department of Defense Education Activity, will continue to serve free meals to all students enrolled at DoDEA schools overseas.    “The USDA recently extended a waiver to the DoD School…

July 29th, 2021 News, School News

German-American ties flourish with Amberg construction projects

AMBERG, Germany — On July 22, 2021, 3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment Commander Lt. Col. Mark Bush and Command Sgt. Maj. Christopher Carbone attended the groundbreaking ceremony of the Kennedy Sued II housing area and the induction of the new nearby traffic circle in Amberg. The event was hosted by…

July 26th, 2021 News

DVS kindergarten request window open for SY2021-22

DODEA Press Release   ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The request window for students entering virtual option kindergarten for the 2021 to 2022 school year is now open through Aug. 18, or until all available spaces are filled. Parents are committing their student(s) to be enrolled in DoDEA Virtual School for the…

July 23rd, 2021 News, School News

USAG Bavaria professional honored with 2 major civilian awards

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria professional Marlon S. Laidley was recognized for his excellent service to the military community twice in one day. On July 15, 2021, he was awarded both the Frederick E. Vollrath award and the Adjutant General’s Corps Civilian of the Year.   Laidley…

July 22nd, 2021 News