Category Archives: News


USAG Bavaria holiday season hours & closures

  Happy holidays from U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria! The following on-post offices and services will be closed or have limited hours during holiday weekends. Closures and hours changes are also listed throughout the year on the Facilities & Closures calendar at home.army.mil/bavaria.   For more, or if you are uncertain about…

December 10th, 2018 News

Stay safe during holidays

  A message from the USAG Bavaria Antiterrorism Office   The next few weeks include a number of holiday celebrations and events that could be potential targets for terrorism.   In addition to holiday fests and markets, other locations such as sporting events, tourist sites, restaurants, commercial centers, places of…

December 9th, 2018 News, Safety & Security Bytes

Changes coming to U.S. Army Europe tax centers in 2019

  By Sgt. Kristopher Dimond, U.S. Army Europe   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Europe tax centers will re-prioritize services in 2019 and focus assistance on those that generally make less than $54,000 per year, in accordance with Army regulations and IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance guidelines.   “The program…

December 6th, 2018 News

709th Military Police Battalion welcome new NCOs at joint induction ceremony

  HOHENFELS, Germany – Soldiers from the 709th  Military Police Battalion and the U.S. Army Health Clinic in Hohenfels, crossed the threshold from Soldiers to Noncommissioned Officers during an NCO Induction Ceremony Nov. 20 at the Hohenfels Theater.   Twenty-eight Soldiers from the U.S. Army accepted their new duties and responsibilities…

December 6th, 2018 News

USAG Bavaria opening hours during National Day of Mourning Dec. 5

  U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria services will operate under federal holiday hours Wed, Dec. 5, in observance of the National Day of Mourning.   The following services will be affected.  Follow USAG Bavaria’s Facebook page and website for updates.   DoDEA Schools will be closed.   AAFES and DECA Commissaries…

December 4th, 2018 News

41st Field Artillery Brigade returns to Germany

  By Ms. Lacey Justinger (USAREUR) GRAFENWOEHR, Germany (Nov. 30, 2018) — The 41st Field Artillery Brigade uncased its colors in an activation ceremony that was combined with an assumption of command and responsibility for the unit, here, today.   With a history dating back 100 years, crossing oceans and…

December 3rd, 2018 News

Small community, big thanksgiving

  By Chaplain (Major) Don Williamson, USAG Bavaria-Garmisch Chaplain GARMISCH, Germany – There are many wonderful benefits to living and working in a small military community. People greet you as you walk down the street. All the baggers and cashiers know you by name in the Commissary. The post master passes…

November 29th, 2018 News

Army spouse shares her art through thriving home-based business

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Megan Thoele, a military spouse, enjoys creating ornaments, vinyl labels, water color paintings, and so much more.   When her family got stationed in Fort Lee, Virginia, Thoele turned her hobby into a home-base business (HBB) named Joyful Lily Studio.   Thoele built Joyful Lily from…

November 27th, 2018 Health & Lifestyle, News

What you need to know when traveling in Europe

  A message from the Directorate of Emergency Services, USAG Bavaria   Here are a few reminders from the U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Directorate of Emergency Services regarding what you need to know and carry with you when you travel around Europe.   Military members and their families here in…

November 26th, 2018 Health & Lifestyle, Legal Issues, News, Safety & Security Bytes

History, culture and 60 years of Elvis

  By Moneé Luckey, USAG Stuttgart   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany–Situated between the main street and the town center in Grafenwöehr is a quaint side street featuring the Culture and Military History Museum. This is the only museum in Bavaria with an exhibition about Germans and Americans living together from 1945 to…

November 26th, 2018 News, Things You Didn't Know