Category Archives: News

Customs releases holiday guidance on what not to mail

By U.S. Army Customs Agency-Europe   WIESBADEN, Germany — People new to Europe should note that many items available in Europe may seem like good Christmas presents, but violate U.S. customs rules.   Some products are banned from the United States and others may only be carried in baggage, but…

November 26th, 2019 Environmental, Health & Lifestyle, News, Things You Didn't Know

350 service members receive Thanksgiving meal baskets

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The warehouse at the Grafenwoehr Commissary buzzed with excitement on the morning of Nov. 23 as 350 service members filtered through to receive baskets full of ‘all the fixings’ for their traditional Thanksgiving meals at USO Bavaria’s third annual Thanks for Thanksgiving event.   Thanks for…

November 25th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News

Blood drives at Hohenfels Dec. 3 and Grafenwoehr Dec. 4

By Stacy Sanning, Blood Donor Recruiter and Public Affairs Officer, Landstuhl, Germany   LANDSTUHL REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER, Germany  – The Grafenwoehr Military Community is invited to take an hour out of their day to provide life-saving blood support at the Armed Services Blood Program blood drive from 9 a.m. to…

November 25th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News

Grafenwoehr Exchange closed Thanksgiving, open on Black Friday

AAFES News Release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The focus on Thanksgiving Day will be on family and the Grafenwoehr Exchange will be closed, but a feast of Black Friday deals will start at 8 a.m. on Nov. 29 at the retail stores on Tower Barracks, Rose Barracks, Hohenfels and Garmisch.…

November 25th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News

Grafenwoehr Exchange extends return policy for holiday shopping through Jan. 31

AAFES News Release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Military shoppers have no need to fret if they get that perfect gift in the wrong size or receive the same gift twice. The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is extending its return policy for the holiday season.   Grafenwoehr Exchange shoppers…

November 24th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News

Pay your way: Exchange introduces reduced-interest payment plans with MILITARY STAR

AAFES News Release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Exchange Credit Program is excited to introduce new flexible payment plans designed to meet the varying needs of U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Soldiers and their families through every stage of their careers.   “Pay Your Way” is a special financing program from…

November 23rd, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News

BCSC announces Fall 2019 grant recipients, community outreach distribution

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Bavaria Community and Spouses’ Club is pleased to announce that 15 individuals in the USAG Bavaria community were awarded a combined total of over $19,000 in continuing education scholarships during the BCSC Fall 2019 cycle.   Thirty-three organizations were recipients of Community Outreach Grants with a combined…

November 21st, 2019 News

Who’s Ms. Taylor? Netzaberg Middle School journalism students press teacher with questions

  By Seventh & Eighth Grade Journalism Students, Netzaberg Middle School Photos by Luz Pasillas and Alexander Holt, Seventh Grade   NETZABERG, Germany — Ms. Taylor teaches seventh grade language arts at Netzaberg Middle School.   Together with Ms. Behrendt, the two teachers have been teaching a journalism class called KTV,…

November 21st, 2019 News, School News

Grafenwoehr Exchange hosts Family Game Day November 23

AAFES News Release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Grafenwoehr Exchange is hosting a family game day for military children and their families at Tower Barracks Main Store Nov. 23.   The event, which is ideal for children age 2 and older, will offer several games for the families to enjoy.…

November 19th, 2019 News

Local spouse starts Bavaria travel vlog

  By Sterling Schuyler   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Daniel “DT” Taylor is taking advantage of local Bavaria travel – and he wants to help you do it, too.   When DT’s wife Emily received a job offer with Netzaberg Middle School in 2014, the Taylors uprooted their lives from the…

November 18th, 2019 News, Travel