Category Archives: News


College graduates, teachers recognized at May graduation ceremony

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria 2016 college graduates and award-winning teachers from on-post universities were recognized for their academic achievements at a graduation ceremony here May 6.   “It is an honor and privilege to be around such a talented group of Soldiers, family members, civilians and…

May 6th, 2016 News

Understanding bicycle rules on and off post

  By Ms. Jessica Lipari (USAREUR)   As John F. Kennedy once said, “Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of riding a bike.”   Whether taking a leisurely bike ride with the family, using a bicycle as a means of transportation or riding a bike as part of one’s fitness…

May 4th, 2016 News

Register nonoperational vehicles to avoid towing

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — With the opening of a permanent abandoned vehicle lot May 2, U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria moves to the next phase of its plan to clear abandoned vehicles from Rose and Tower Barracks.    Starting in May, military police will tag unregistered, unplated vehicles on Rose Barracks,…

May 4th, 2016 CSM Talk, News

Rose Barracks library reopens after move, renovations

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Rose Barracks library branch reopened at a new location and is back to providing full services for its patrons after a two-week closure.   The library branch was closed April 18-29 so garrison staff could move to the renovated building at Bldg. 227. The library…

May 2nd, 2016 News

Purple Up! at Grafenwoehr Elementary School

  By Savannah Bussa and Alessandra Porres in Dr. Hunter’s fifth grade class   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — On Wednesday, April 20, the students of Grafenwoehr Elementary School celebrated Purple Up! Day, a day for military kids from every branch of service to celebrate their contributions to the military.   Every…

May 1st, 2016 News, School News

Grafenwoehr, Vilseck volunteers honored — lifting spirits, touching lives

  VILSECK, Germany — There are 460 of them among us here on-post and without them we are like a table missing a leg. They are busy at work. In just the last 12 months, they’ve logged 33 years’ worth of man hours. Over 240 on-post organizations currently use their…

April 29th, 2016 News

Netzaberg students weigh job options at career day

    By Netzaberg Elementary School fourth- and fifth-grade students   NETZABERG, Germany — Teachers and students at the elementary school here hosted a career day, which drew in a number of professionals from across the garrison.   The event familiarized fourth- and fifth-grade students from Netzaberg Elementary School with…

April 29th, 2016 News, School News

National Day of Prayer observance May 5 at Tower Barracks

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The National Day of Prayer is an annual observance which takes place on the first Thursday in May.   The day’s purpose is to provide information on the National Day of Prayer observance and its significance to the United States Army.   The National Day of…

April 27th, 2016 News

The commissary surcharge explained

Defense Commissary Agency news release   FORT LEE, Va. – The commissary surcharge – the 5 percent added to every customer’s bill – is not a tax. That’s just one of several facts about the surcharge that even some of the savviest commissary customers are sometimes surprised to learn.  …

April 26th, 2016 News, Things You Didn't Know

Army recognizes Bavaria employees for length of service

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Sixty German and American civilian employees were honored for 20, 25, 30, 35 and 40 years of service to the U.S. Army in a ceremony here April 15.   In opening remarks, garrison commander Col. Mark Colbrook highlighted the importance of the civilian workforce in supporting…

April 21st, 2016 News