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…

Medieval castle neighboring the Hohenfels Training Area

VELBURG, Germany — Numerous castle ruins are scattered across Germany, and Burgruine Velburg is extremely accessible from USAG Bavaria. Being that this historical site is located only 15 kilometers from the Hohenfels Training Area, it offers community members the perfect opportunity to get outdoors and learn about German culture.  …

DoDEA builds new 21st century school campus on Tower Barracks

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The new Grafenwoehr Elementary School, which is undergoing construction on U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Tower Barracks, is scheduled to open in January 2022. This new 21st century school will serve students currently located in the Tower Barracks area from kindergarten to fifth grade.   According to Grafenwoehr…

German police liaison awarded the Order of the Marechaussee

  Vilseck, Germany — USAG Bavaria, Directorate of Emergency Services awarded Polizeikauptkommissar Gerhard Männer, a German police officer, the Order of the Marechaussee, steel category, for his support to the garrison and the United States Army Military Police Corps, during a ceremony on Feb. 23, 2021, at Rose Barracks. The…

USPS Tower Barracks reduces customer waiting times

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Tower Barracks Postal Center recently improved its sorting process through the introduction of new handheld Zebra TC77 mobile devices. The TC77 enables postal employees to scan, print and track labels all from a single device. Tower Barracks USPS is the beta-testing site for the entire U.S.…

Complete OHA Survey to have a say in your pay

By USAREUR-AF Personnel Office   WIESBADEN, Germany — Germany’s annual Overseas Housing Allowance Survey will be conducted online between March 1 to 31, 2021. During this time frame, access the web link here: https://www.defensetravel.dod.mil/site/ohaSurvey.cfm   OHA is a cost-reimbursement based allowance. Completing the survey is critical to ensure OHA rates…

Partnership in pandemic times

WEIDEN, Germany – Even though all upcoming events and citizen encounters with USAG Bavaria partner cities were canceled due to COVID-19, there are still opportunities for strengthening partnerships. On Feb. 18, Lord Mayor Jens Meyer of Weiden and Col. Christopher R. Danbeck, commander of USAG Bavaria, added the new garrison…

Hiking through the countryside to the Teufelstein

VILSECK, Germany — While COVID-19 is a frustrating obstacle that keeps community members from exploring many wonderous things that Germany has to offer, there are still some hidden gems in the local area that can be explored safely. One of these gems is the Teufelstein Loop, also known as the…

Lynx family spotted in the Steinwald

By Megan McKnight with USAG Bavaria Environmental Division   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – For the first time in Bavaria since the 1850s, a female lynx and her three kittens were observed nearly 130 kilometers outside the Bavarian Forest.   During a routine day of forest maintenance in the Steinwald, a forester…

Grafenwoehr Exchange offering Soldiers 10% off tax preparation at H&R Block

AAFES News Release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is helping to make the filing season less taxing by working with H&R Block to provide tax preparation services to military members and their families at a 10% discount, at Tower Barracks and Rose Barracks.  …

Vehicle Registration to launch appointment scheduler website

  Editor’s Note: Prior to any appointment, the Vehicle Registration Office reminds all personnel to review mandatory flowcharts, checklists and Exceptions to Policy on the Official USAG Bavaria webpage. If any documentation is missing at the time of appointment, then the customer cannot be served. If questions or clarification is…