Category Archives: 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

Garmisch CYS all-in-one facility grand opening

      GARMISCH, Germany — The Garmisch Child and Youth Service (CYS) all-in-one facility opened with a ribbon cutting ceremony, here, Nov 16.   Community members and Garmisch Child Development Center (CDC) children gathered outside the facility to witness the ribbon cutting.   “The all-in-one facility enables us to…

November 21st, 2018 News

Moving expenses now taxable for civilian employees

  By 21st Theater Sustainment Command Legal Office   The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, passed December 2017, eliminated a number of deductions that taxpayers have come to rely on. One of these was the moving expense deduction.   The act eliminated the deduction for the tax year 2018 through…

November 21st, 2018 Legal Issues, News

U.S. MEDDAC Bavaria celebrates strength of diversity in honor of Native American Indian Heritage month

    VILSECK, Germany – U.S. Army Medical Department Activity Bavaria (MEDDAC Bavaria) celebrated Native American Indian Heritage Month, here, Nov. 20 at the Multi-Purpose Center on Rose Barracks with cultural dance, song, and games.     Col. Mark Swofford, Commander, MEDDAC Bavaria, opened with remarks reflecting on the history…

November 20th, 2018 News

Traffic circle construction near Gate 6 set to begin spring 2019

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Garrison officials here and members of the German building authority recently announced plans to co-fund a project to build a traffic circle along the B299 in front of Tower Barracks Gate 6.   The intersection in front of Gate 6 poses a risk to drivers, resulting…

November 19th, 2018 News

Thanksgiving meals at Grafenwoehr and Vilseck DFACs

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Dining facilities at Tower Barracks, Rose Barracks and Camp Normandy are offering Thanksgiving meals Thu, Nov. 22.   Ever Vigilant Café – Tower Barracks   The Ever Vigilant Café will host a “Back to the Future” themed Thanksgiving feast Nov 22. The dining facility is open…

November 19th, 2018 Health & Lifestyle, News

Grafenwoehr Exchange brings families together with Game Night Dec. 1

AAFES news release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Grafenwoehr Exchange is hosting a game night for military children and their families at Tower Barracks Main Store Dec. 1.   The event, which is ideal for children age four and older, will offer three games for the families to enjoy: Don’t…

November 19th, 2018 News, Things You Didn't Know

USAG Bavaria hosts the 2018 Military Academic Achievement Awards Ceremony

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – The Education Center at U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria hosted its 5th Annual Military Academic Achievement Awards  Nov. 14.   The Directorate of Human Resources, the Army Continuing Education System office and the Tri-Services Academic Institutions recognized 19 outstanding student scholars.   The University of Maryland…

November 16th, 2018 Health & Lifestyle, News