Soldiers collect toys for host nation children at GTA march

By Sgt. Brea DuBose, Broadcaster with AFN Bavaria   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Across U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria, organizations teamed up to deliver holiday cheer by conducting the annual Operation Toy Drop and Delivery event on Wednesday, Dec. 1. Soldiers and their families gathered community-donated toys in boxes at the Bunker…

Grafenwoehr Exchange to recognize America’s heroes with coins on Veterans Day

AAFES News Release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – In honor of Veterans Day, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service will be handing out free challenge coins to those who selflessly served our nation.   For the second year in a row, Exchange stores will distribute limited-edition challenge coins to veterans…

Translation: New ordinance on infection protection measures from Nov. 6, 2021

Editor’s Note: Currently, the official translation is being worked by the Bavaria Legal Office. Once it is available, it will be posted to the 7th Army Training Command COVID-19 Portal: https://www.7atc.army.mil/COVID-19/ Bavarian State Chancellery Press Release   MUNICH — On Nov. 3, the Bavarian State Government passed several changes to the current…

Recipients of the Length of Service Award stand with USAG Bavaria Garrison Commander Col. Danbeck,

Over 3,000 years of combined civilian service recognized at USAG Bavaria Hohenfels

  HOHENFELS, Germany — At a Length of Service award ceremony on Oct. 21, U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria leadership recognized 112 civilians employed by the Hohenfels installation. Together, they logged a total of 3,040 years of outstanding service with the U.S. Army.   German and American civilian awardees gathered with…

2021 Christmas Markets near USAG Bavaria

(Editor’s note: Please be aware that the Christmas markets listed below are still subject to cancelation or modification due to current COVID situations. Be aware of any requirements for proof of vaccination, recovery or negative-test or other COVID-related requirements. Additionally, look for opening and closing times and days as each…

Garmisch: A skiers’ paradise in the Bavarian Alps

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany — As the site of the 1936 Winter Olympics, Garmisch-Partenkirchen has over 60 kilometers of ski slopes with varying levels of difficulty. Community members can find family-friendly slopes in the Garmisch Classic Area as well as World Cup racing conditions on the famous Kandahar slope on the Osterfelder…

USO Halloween Spooktacular brings spirit to USAG Bavaria

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria community members got into the holiday spirit at the USO Grafenwoehr Halloween Spooktacular program, hosted on Oct. 30 at the Tower Barracks Exchange Complex.   Participants enjoyed truck-or-treating, face painting, dancing, a photo booth, Halloween themed coloring, prizes, a costume parade and community…

Clear bulk trash, other waste during 2021 Fall Cleanup

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Every year, as the trees become bare and leaves pile up along sidewalks and lawns, U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria leads a concerted effort to beautify the installation before the season gives way to the cold, snowy months of winter. Service members, civilians and their families living on-post at…

Operation Helping Hand: A way USAG Bavaria gives back

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Many Soldiers stationed in the U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria footprint are thousands of miles from loved ones this holiday season, often for the first time. Some also deal with limited financial means in the last few months of the year. USAG Bavaria and the Religious Support…

High costs should stimulate USAG Bavaria energy consumers to action

By Paul Hlawatsch, USAG Bavaria Energy Manager   HOHENFELS, Germany — October is Energy Action Month, and if you need any motivation to take action, look at the high cost of energy consumption.   This October has seen higher than normal energy prices, which has an impact on the U.S. Army…

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 have…