Category Archives: News


No health risk posed by native spindle ermine moth caterpillars

  By Elaine Freeth, USAG Bavaria Environmental Division   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Sightings of web covered shrubs with clusters of yellow and black spotted caterpillars around the garrison and residential areas have raised some voices of concern, but community members don’t have to worry about this particular caterpillar.    These native…

May 3rd, 2019 Environmental, News
Oak Processionary Moth caterpillars in an oak tree located on Rose Barracks (Photo by Phillip Glaab, USAG Bavaria Environmental Division)

Community reminded to report, maintain distance from Oak Processionary Moth caterpillars

  By Elaine Freeth, USAG Bavaria Environmental Division   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria authorities request community members to report any nest findings of Oak Processional Moth caterpillars and keep their distance from the locations.   The Oak Processionary Moth (Thaumetopoea processionea), or Eichenprozessionsspinner in German, is a…

May 3rd, 2019 Environmental, News

Bavaria Community and Spouses Club announces Spring 2019 grant recipients

  BCSC news release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Bavaria Community and Spouses Club is pleased to announce that 25 organizations were recipients of Community Outreach Grants during our Spring 2019 cycle.   Over $25,000 was distributed to the following groups:   AWAG   Boy Scouts Troop 261 Eagle Scout…

May 2nd, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News

Get to know Germany’s bicycle rules of the road

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Whether you are taking a fun bike ride with the family, using a bicycle to get to work or as part of your fitness routine, make sure that safety is your primary concern.   This guide tells you what you need to pay attention to in order…

May 1st, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News, Safety & Security Bytes

Commissaries highlight patrons’ service with extra savings during Military Appreciation Month

Defense Commissary Agency news release   FORT LEE, Va. — The month of May is the commissary’s time to recognize the strength, courage and sacrifices of military family members, especially mothers.   “It’s Military Appreciation Month for commissaries, and we’re saying ‘thank you’ to our servicemen and women, retirees and…

May 1st, 2019 News

Grafenwoehr Elementary School PTA awarded Google and National PTA grant to address digital safety

  GRAFENWOEHR ELEMENTARY PTA NEWS RELEASE   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Grafenwoehr Elementary School Parent-Teacher Association has been awarded a $1,000 grant from National PTA® and Google to provide parents with the resources they need to answer practical questions about digital safety and citizenship. The grant will be used to host…

April 29th, 2019 News, Safety & Security Bytes, School News

101 volunteers contributed to successful programs in Hohenfels

  HOHENFELS, Germany — One hundred one individuals representing the roughly 13,230 hours registered volunteer hours at U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria – Hohenfels were recognized in the annual volunteer recognition ceremony April 25, here, at the Hilltop Club.   Volunteers provide many services such as making coffee, welcoming you as…

April 29th, 2019 News

Army & Air Force Exchange Service salutes cutest military pets with Patriot Pet Photo Contest

  AAFES NEWS RELEASE   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Smile big and show off your canines — or felines, rabbits, birds or any pet!   The Army & Air Force Exchange Service, along with Blue Buffalo pet food, is once again hosting the Patriot Pet Just Say “Treat” Photo Contest.  …

April 29th, 2019 News

Grafenwoehr Exchange ‘Pamper Mom with Pretty’ event celebrates moms

AAFES NEWS RELEASE   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Military moms deserve a little extra pampering this Mother’s Day, and the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is making sure they get it.   On May 4, the Grafenwoehr Exchange Service is hosting a “Pamper Mom with Pretty” beauty event. Military shoppers…

April 29th, 2019 News

Routine and emergency housing work orders: Same phone number, different criteria

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria community members can report work orders and request other housing services through one Housing Office call center.   ROUTINE WORK ORDERS   During the normal duty day, Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., community members should call their work order…

April 25th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News, Things You Didn't Know