Category Archives: News


Get your photo taken with Santa at the Grafenwoehr Exchange Mall

  AAFES News Release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Exchange and Creative Art Photography are teaming up to make this Christmas even brighter for Soldiers and their families with special Santa photo events.   On Friday, Nov. 22 at 3:30 p.m., Santa will arrive by fire truck to interact with…

November 13th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News

Thanksgiving meals at USAG Bavaria

  2019 Thanksgiving meals at U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria:   Warrior Sports Café DFAC, Hohenfels Wednesday, Nov. 27, 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.   Dragoon Café DFAC, Rose Barracks Wednesday, Nov. 27, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.   Ever Vigilant Café DFAC, Tower Barracks Thursday, Nov. 28, 11 a.m. –…

November 12th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News

Academic excellence pays off for military kids with the Exchange You Made the Grade program

  AAFES News Release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Military students who study and succeed can pick up extra spending money from the Army & Air Force Exchange Service.    Through the Grafenwoehr Exchange’s You Made the Grade program, first- through 12th-graders, including homeschooled students, with a B average or higher…

November 12th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News

Netzaberg Elementary School holds St. Martin’s Lantern Parade

  Story courtesy of Netzaberg Elementary School   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Students at Netzaberg Elementary school participated in the 4th annual “Netzaberg Lantern Walk” around the school grounds on Nov. 5.   NES’ new principal, Arturo Rivera, led the annual event, along with host nation teachers Melanie Waechter-Greulich and Veronica…

November 8th, 2019 News, School News

‘Richtfest’ marks milestone in Grafenwoehr Elementary School construction

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. and German officials gathered here Nov. 7 to clink glasses in a major milestone toward completion of the new Grafenwoehr Elementary School.   Community leaders, engineers, builders and school staff rendezvoused at the grounds of the ongoing construction site for a Richtfest — a German…

November 8th, 2019 Environmental, Health & Lifestyle, News, School News

What you can’t send through an APO in Germany, and why

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — DOD personnel with an APO address in Germany are subject to international customs regulations and are prohibited from ordering several products.   According to Andre Hutchinson, USAG Bavaria Customs Inspector, the list of authorized products is determined by German Customs, U.S. Customs, the U.S. Army, the…

November 8th, 2019 News

Now hiring! Grafenwoehr Exchange seeks to fill retail, food jobs

AAFES News Release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Grafenwoehr Exchange has immediate job opportunities for people with a passion for serving the best customers in the world.   Openings include retail positions in the main store and Express, as well as jobs at Exchange restaurants in the food court and…

November 8th, 2019 News

Volunteerism creates career opportunities for military spouses

  By Katie L. Glover, USAG Bavaria Army Community Service   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Military spouses stationed at U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria can open more doors to career opportunities, broaden their skillsets and increase resiliency through the many volunteer opportunities.   Florence Paniagua relocated to the garrison last year, after…

November 6th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News

Exchange shoppers can enter the ‘Your Holiday Bill Is on Us’ sweepstakes

AAFES News Release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The only thing that could make the holidays merrier is having someone else pick up the tab. For the sixth year in a row, that’s just what the Exchange Credit Program is doing.    Five lucky grand-prize winners will have their entire MILITARY…

November 6th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News

2019 holiday tree lightings at USAG Bavaria

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria is ringing in the holiday cheer one installation at a time.   Ceremonies and festivities will be held at Tower Barracks in Grafenwoehr, Rose Barracks in Vilseck, Artillery Kaserne in Garmisch, Hohenfels and at Camp Algier in the 5th Community.   Tower…

November 5th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News