Category Archives: News


Everything you need to know about winter tires in Germany

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Warm weather is giving way to cold, which means you should prepare your vehicle now for winter.   One important thing to know before you hit the road in winter is that Germany has different tire requirements than the United States.   European winter tires…

September 28th, 2018 Environmental, News, Safety & Security Bytes, Travel

Stay Resilient and Stay Ready

By Tom Janis, Emergency Manager    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — National Preparedness Month, recognized each September, provides an opportunity to remind us that we all must prepare ourselves and our families now and throughout the year.   This year’s NPM focused on planning, with an overarching theme: Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn…

September 27th, 2018 News, Safety & Security Bytes

Joint Communications Unit recruiting brief Oct. 15 in Grafenwoehr

The Joint Communications Unit hosts a recruiting brief open to all service members at U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria.   The brief is Oct. 15, beginning at 11 a.m., at the Tower Theater.   Those interested are encouraged to attend the recruiting brief and meet with recruiters who can facilitate their…

September 26th, 2018 News

Oktoberfest 2018 in Munich: A traveler’s guide

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The 2018 Oktoberfest in Munich runs Sept. 22 through Oct. 7 and fest-goers can expect to see stringent security measures again, according to the official website.   The heightened security plans include a secured perimeter, a significant police presence with up to 450 security wardens on…

September 19th, 2018 Health & Lifestyle, News, Safety & Security Bytes, Travel

Improve Family and MWR service: Take survey Sept. 20-Oct. 17

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — USAG Bavaria Family and MWR invites the community to participate in the Army Family and MWR Customer Survey Sept. 20 – Oct. 17, 2018.   The purpose of the survey is to identify levels and patterns of usage of various MWR programs and services compared to…

September 17th, 2018 Health & Lifestyle, News

Netzaberg Express re-opens Oct. 10 after renovations

  NETZABERG, Germany –The Netzaberg Express re-opens Oct. 10, 2018, at 11 a.m. after months of renovations.   Additionally, the Community Bank ATM at the Express — which has also been out of service — will be fully operational Sept. 29.   Since, April 19 the Netzaberg Express has underwent…

September 14th, 2018 Health & Lifestyle, News, School News

Retiree Appreciation Day offers financial, health services at Vilseck and Ansbach

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – American Retirees in the area will have a chance to get help with pay issues, health care and other retiree services this October.   USAG Bavaria hosts its annual Retiree Appreciation Day (RAD) Oct. 16 at the at the Multi-Purpose Center, Bldg 134 (Vilseck) on Rose…

September 13th, 2018 Health & Lifestyle, Legal Issues, News

Town halls open to community to address lead concerns

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Leadership with U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria and 7th Army Training Command host town halls to address concerns regarding lead on-post and at Army housing.   The town halls — which are open to the entire community — will be held at the following dates and locations:  …

September 12th, 2018 Environmental, Health & Lifestyle, News

Sports Nutrition Shop opens at Grafenwoehr Exchange Sept. 21

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – The grand opening of the new sports nutrition shop located inside Tower Barracks Main Store will be on Sept. 21.   Soldiers and their families can find everything they need to support an active lifestyle with the new sports nutrition shop.   The new shop features…

September 11th, 2018 Health & Lifestyle, News

Return ammunition on ‘No Questions Asked’ policy

  VILSECK, Germany — U. S. Army Garrison Bavaria holds its quarterly Amnesty Day event Oct. 2, 2018 to afford the USAG Bavaria community the opportunity to turn in ammunition on a no-questions-asked basis.   The next Community Amnesty Day for ammunition and explosives (A & E) will run from…

September 11th, 2018 News, Safety & Security Bytes