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American Red Cross provides over 2,000 comfort kits to rotating Soldiers

  by Brea DuBose, American Red Cross Vilseck Complex Volunteer   VILSECK, Germany — The American Red Cross Vilseck chapter teamed up with their counterparts in Hohenfels to aid in providing over 2,000 comfort kits to Soldiers leaving from rotation in Hohenfels Sept. 27.   The operation began when Amy…

October 28th, 2019 News

Family Advocacy Program focuses on increased prevention, service to the Bavaria community

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Family Advocacy Program is working hard to provide a vital service and create new programs for the community.   “Family Advocacy Program offers preventive-based services, not to be confused with the FAP Clinical team who works with law enforcement to provide…

October 28th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News

Status of Forces Agreement: Tax relief in Germany

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Supplementary agreement to the NATO Status of Forces Agreement affords some tax breaks to personnel under orders to be in Germany.    Department of Defense personnel stationed in or temporarily assigned to Europe may be eligible to use the U.S. Forces Tax-Relief Program to avoid paying…

October 23rd, 2019 Legal Issues, News, Things You Didn't Know

Traffic delays possible in Grafenwoehr Training Area Oct. 29-31

RELEASE UPDATED OCT. 22, 2019   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Community members may experience traffic delays when traveling through the Grafenwoehr Training Area Oct. 29 to 31.   Vehicular traffic on Chancellorsville Road, Tank Road East and One Community Road will need to momentarily stop when troops participating in Dragoon Ready…

October 22nd, 2019 News

Soldier and Family Readiness Groups empower spouses, support a ready force

  By Katie L. Glover, USAG Bavaria Army Community Service   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — For spouses, volunteering in a military unit is a powerful tool for personal empowerment, networking, becoming part of the community and building interpersonal relationships within families.     Soldier and Family Readiness Groups support the commander in…

October 22nd, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News

What to do when bad weather hits Bavaria

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Inclement weather brought on by the autumn and winter months can deliver a blow to Bavaria and the surrounding area, affecting your decision to travel.   Garrison officials and street cleaning crews at U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria installations at Garmisch, Grafenwoehr, Hohenfels and Vilseck will do everything…

October 22nd, 2019 Environmental, Health & Lifestyle, News, Safety & Security Bytes, School News, Travel

Federal government’s 2019 charity campaign now open

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The annual workplace giving campaign within the U.S. military and federal government takes place now through Jan. 12, 2020.   There will be a CFC Kickoff Event and Key Worker Training following the Community Leader Information Forum on Nov. 12 at noon at the Tower View Conference…

October 17th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News

Tower Barracks Chapel reopens after renovation

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — After a long wait, service members, government employees and their families stationed in U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria will finally be able to attend services at the Tower Barracks Chapel.   The grand reopening of the Tower Barracks Chapel, Bldg. 142, located on the corner across from…

October 16th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News

The Oak Tree: A symbol of community

  Story by Sgt. Christopher Stewart, 7th Army Training Command   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Leaders of the 7th Army Training Command partnered with the German forest service, known as the “Bundesforst,” and other community members to plant an oak tree outside of 7 ATC’s headquarters, Tower Barracks, Grafenwoehr, Germany, Oct.…

October 16th, 2019 Environmental, News

Nerf Fest is blasting into the Grafenwoehr Exchange October 19

AAFES News Release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Military brats are invited to participate in the upcoming Nerf Fest event at the Tower Barracks Main Store Oct. 19 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.   Military children can visit the Tower Barracks Main Store and test out Nerf Blasters with their…

October 16th, 2019 News