Category Archives: News


Jedi at the Exchange coming to Grafenwoehr

  AAFES NEWS RELEASE   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Grafenwoehr Exchange will give young Padawans the chance to battle the Dark Side with a Disney-approved Star Wars experience on Oct. 13.   Jedi at the Exchange gives children 4-12 the chance to get free Jedi training, similar to what is offered…

October 11th, 2018 News

Garmisch Community Library earns 2018 excellence award

  By Katherine Livingston, Library Technician, Garmisch   GARMISCH, Germany — The efforts of the Garmisch Community Library were recognized throughout the Army when it took home the 2018 Excellence in Army Recreation, Small Garrison Library and Information Services Award.   The results of the Army Recreation Awards were released Sept.…

October 9th, 2018 News, School News

Clear bulk trash, other waste during Fall Cleanup

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Every year, as the trees become bare and leaves pile up along sidewalks and lawns, the U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Directorate of Public Works leads a concerted effort to beautify the installation before the season gives way to the cold, snowy months of winter.  …

October 5th, 2018 Environmental, Health & Lifestyle, News

Take the cost of living survey, influence future rates

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — All Department of Defense Service members stationed at any of the 11 DOD identified locations in Germany, and who have been on station for at least three months, are required to complete the 2018 Cost of Living Allowance Living Pattern Survey.   Take the survey at…

October 5th, 2018 Health & Lifestyle, News

USAG Bavaria dining facilities move into 21st Century with cashless payment

  Grafenwoehr, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria’s dining facility and many Army dining facilities throughout Europe have transitioned from cash only to accepting credit and debit card payments as of Sept. 21.   The steps have been completed by the Department of the Army setting up debit and credit…

October 5th, 2018 News

Vehicle Resale Lot tackles abandoned vehicle problem

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Members of the U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria community wanting to sell or buy a used vehicle can now do so at the Vehicle Resale Lot at Tower Barracks.   The lot replaces a temporary impound lot near Gate 6 and is part of a wide effort…

October 4th, 2018 News

USAG Bavaria highlights October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Family Advocacy Program is focusing on re-energizing the community’s awareness of domestic violence during Domestic Violence Awareness Month.   According to FAP, domestic violence happens in our community and many communities throughout Installation Management Command-Europe.   What is domestic violence?   Domestic…

October 3rd, 2018 News

Here are the Wi-Fi locations in USAG Bavaria

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria offers a number of services to community members, among them, free Wi-Fi. We’ve put together a list of all the places on post you can get free internet.   Tower Barracks   Fitness Centers (Bldg. 170) Bowling Center (Bldg. 612) Java Café (Bldg. 612)…

October 3rd, 2018 News, Things You Didn't Know

How storms in Germany get their names

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — ‘Fabienne’ was the name of the last storm that swept across Germany in September 2018, but where do the names comes from?   The Australian Meteorologist Clement Wragge started to call storms by female names in the late 19th century. Later, he named them after unpopular…

October 3rd, 2018 Environmental, News, Things You Didn't Know

USAG Bavaria trick-or-treat hours, Halloween events & safety

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Halloween, the holiday that creeps up mid-fall, is almost here, but before you grab the trick-or-treat bag, make sure to follow all of the garrison’s ground rules to stay safe.   U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria staff established official trick-or-treat hours of 5 to 7 p.m.…

October 1st, 2018 News, Safety & Security Bytes