Residential window safety information

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – The home should be a safe place for everyone, but there are some hazards families should always be aware of. Ranking as one of the top five hidden hazards in the home are windows. Falls from windows are more common than people might think. According to studies…

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…

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…

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.…

Dissections with Dr. Cornfeld

      By River Rocha and Elijah Lewis, fifth-grade students in Dr. Hunter’s class   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Grafenwoehr Army Health Clinic’s Maj. Robert Cornfeld visited Grafenwoehr Elementary School March 15 to dissect a pig with Dr. Bill Hunter’s and Ms. Terri Sobey’s 5th grade classes.   This is…

4 steps to obtain fuel ration card for a rental vehicle

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — DOD ID cardholders renting a vehicle must have a short-term fuel ration card before gassing up at AAFES fuel stations on military installations or Esso stations off-post.   An additional military privilege, the short-term fuel ration program temporarily increases the subsidized fuel quota for DOD card-holders using…

Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month 2016: Know your resources at USAG Bavaria

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany —The elimination of sexual assault and harassment is a year-round priority for the Department of the Army.   U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley and Sergeant Major of the Army Daniel Dailey underscored this in their letter for the 2016 National Sexual Assault and…

Month of the Military Child

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — April is Month of the Military Child. From deployments to new schools, military children are faced with unique challenges that ordinary youth their age never experience. Their ability to adapt to present and future changes deserves our respect and admiration. In an effort to recognize the…

Day trip to Dinkelsbuehl

  By Alexis Tucker,   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — An overlooked, history-lover’s treasure, Dinkelsbuehl is a medieval town charmed by stories of the past and a day-trip for those of us in the Bavarian footprint.   Surrender of Swedish troops after interference of children in the Thirty Years War is among…

Myths & Facts: How USAG Bavaria Red Cross helps service members in a crisis

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — American Red Cross connects family members with service members in the event of an emergency, such as a sudden illness or death in the service member’s family.   But confusion remains over the emergency communication piece commonly known as the Red Cross message, as well who authorizes…

Counterintelligence office provides training; here’s how to participate

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany —  The Grafenwoehr Field Office is offering monthly training at Rose and Tower Barracks geared toward U.S. service members, DOD civilians and local national employees.   The GFO recently released its 2016 training schedule and now invites members of the garrison and military to participate.   The Grafenwoehr…