Category Archives: News

The Family Readiness Group: What is it and where is it going?

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — It was my first day of volunteering — just two weeks into my husband’s military service — when I overheard people exchange critical comments about FRG, or Family Readiness Group, the Army’s primary family organization.   Perhaps the most complex and elusive program in the Army,…

April 20th, 2016 News

New phone numbers coming to offices at Grafenwoehr, Vilseck & Hohenfels

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The U.S. Army installations at Grafenwoehr, Vilseck and Hohenfels will upgrade to a new phone system beginning this year, prompting changes in hardware and office phone numbers.   The old dial tone switches ran out of service warranty and it’s time to switch to the new Internet…

April 19th, 2016 News

Understanding what Regional Contracting Office Bavaria can do for you

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The role of the contracting office here is to connect contractors and vendors with the U.S. Army to help support and meet the mission and objectives of the U.S. Army.   The 928th Contracting Battalion is the Regional Contracting Office that assists U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria and…

April 18th, 2016 Legal Issues, News

Garrison clearing out abandoned vehicles

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria is looking for the owners of 17 abandoned vehicles currently sitting at a temporary impound lot near gate 6 at Tower Barracks.   Photos of the unregistered, unplated vehicles will be posted on the garrison’s Flickr page for review for 30 days,…

April 14th, 2016 CSM Talk, News

Blood drive at Tower Barracks April 19

  Armed Services Blood Program – Europe news release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Armed Services Blood Program, along with the Grafenwoehr USO and American Red Cross, will host a blood drive April 19 to provide blood products and services to our armed services in peace and war.   The…

April 12th, 2016 News

New family townhouses ready for PCS season

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Seventy new townhouses on Rose and Tower Barracks will be ready for families to move in by late May.   The three- and four-bedroom townhouses, for accompanied service members in the grades of E1 through E6, all have two-and-a half bathrooms, an upstairs laundry room, heated floors,…

April 11th, 2016 Housing, News

Photo exhibition of life of US Soldiers, families in Bavaria

By Angela Buchfelder, Bavarian Times   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Grafenwoehr Culture and Military Museum hosts a photo exhibition highlighting the lives of U.S. Soldiers and their families.   Titled “The 51st State,” the exhibition features the work of Bavarian photographer Lila Hartig, who portrayed the personal life of Soldiers…

April 7th, 2016 News

Town Hall: How ‘Readiness’ affects USAG Bavaria, and what you can do

  By Nathan Van Schaik and Jackie Pennoyer, UAG Bavaria Public Affairs   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The garrison commander here hosted a community town hall March 31 emphasizing how the U.S. Army’s evolving priorities will impact U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria.   Col. Mark Colbrook described how the Army’s mission will…

April 6th, 2016 Commander Talk, News

Town specific refuse trash bags now available at USAG Bavaria Express locations

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — In response to requests by community members, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service Express locations within garrison now sell trash bags specific to the local towns in the area.   For those who keep battling with more trash than their curbside trash bins can hold, the…

April 5th, 2016 Health & Lifestyle, Housing, News

Application period open for Summer Hire 2016

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Community family members ages 14 – 22 years old now have the opportunity to gain meaningful job experience here while getting paid.   The Civilian Human Resources Agency Europe Region is accepting applications for the 2016 Army Europe Youth Summer Hire Program through April 15.…

April 4th, 2016 News