Category Archives: News

Environmental Division’s ‘Experience Spring’ contest winners announced

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Environmental Division’s first annual ‘Experience Spring’ contest has wrapped up and the winners have been announced.   Eight teachers submitted entries from Netzaberg, Vilseck and Hohenfels Elementary Schools. The purpose of the contest is to encourage children to explore nature and learn about local German plant…

June 7th, 2016 Environmental, News, School News

Commander at U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria relinquishes command

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Col. Mark Colbrook, garrison commander at U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria, relinquished command at a ceremony here June 3.   The ceremony and passing of the command’s colors was presided over by Michael D. Formica, region director, Installation Management Command Europe.   Col. Bill Rieper will take…

June 3rd, 2016 Commander Talk, News

Vilseck medical team to visit Garmisch to conduct youth sports physicals

    GARMISCH, Germany — Bavaria Medical Department Activity will send a team to Garmisch to offer CYS sports physicals for children enrolled in school, ages 5 and older, June 8-10. Appointments will be available on:   Wed, June 8 from 1 – 5 p.m.   Thu, June 9 from…

June 2nd, 2016 Health & Lifestyle, News, School News

Local survivor climbs Mount Kilimanjaro to honor Soldiers

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — “I’m going to do it.” That was Joann Valenzuela’s immediate thought when she saw the TAPS flyer for a Mount Kilimanjaro climb for surviving family members.   And she did. Valenzuela and nine other survivors summited the highest peak in Africa Feb. 14, 2016, during a…

May 27th, 2016 News

How to get your vehicle inspected for registration at USAG Bavaria

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Before you can register your vehicle at U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria, it has to pass a safety inspection. But while you have to use the Vehicle Registration office on post, for the inspection you have the option of using on-post or off-post service providers.   You can…

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

DoDEA Europe director visits Grafenwoehr Elementary School

  By Anthony Cazares and Cameron Mayfield, GES fifth-grade students   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — On Thursday, May 5, the students of Grafenwoehr Elementary School had a special visitor visit the school.   Dr. Dell McMullen, the Director of DoDEA Europe, visited the school to watch learning in action. She was…

May 23rd, 2016 News, School News

MILITARY STAR Card helps Grafenwoehr Exchange reduce fees and contribute to military quality-of-life programs

AAFES news release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – Customers who reach for their MILITARY STAR cards at Army & Air Force Exchange Service facilities are helping reduce credit-card processing expenses and ultimately improving their military communities.   During fiscal year 2015, bank-issued credit card processing expenses at Tower & Rose Barracks…

May 16th, 2016 News

Summer PCS season: What USAG Bavaria’s done and what you can do

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — USAG Bavaria is preparing for summer PCS season by implementing new processes and procedures, but DOD personnel presently stationed in Grafenwoehr and Vilseck are encouraged to be proactive.   During a season coined “Summer Surge,” which spans from May through August, hundreds of Soldiers and families are…

May 13th, 2016 News

Grafenwoehr Elementary School presents Annie the Musical

  By Megan Fife, Grafenwoehr Elementary School fifth-grade student   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Grafenwoehr Elementary School will host the musical, Annie on Thursday, May 12 at 6:30 p.m.   Each spring, our teachers, Ms. Levison, Ms. Bentley, and Mrs. Sobey organize a musical for the students of Grafenwoehr Elementary School.…

May 10th, 2016 News, School News

Vietnam veteran serves up sandwiches, stories at Hohenfels Subway

  By Conner Hammett, Army & Air Force Exchange Service Public Affairs   HOHENFELS, Germany — Every day, Willie Alexander is in constant physical pain.   Yet the 74-year- old reports for every shift at the Hohenfels Exchange Subway restaurant, eager to serve and put smiles on the faces of…

May 9th, 2016 News