USAG Bavaria recognizes, awards community volunteers

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — April is National Volunteer Month. To celebrate, Army Community Service teams recently recognized local volunteers at ceremonies across U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria.   Last year, 376 volunteers were registered within the USAG Bavaria footprint — which includes Tower Barracks, Rose Barracks, Hohenfels and Garmsich. Furthermore, these volunteers…

World Poetry Day celebrated in Grafenwoehr

By Milena Felkl, USAG Bavaria PAO Intern   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — World Poetry Day is returning to the city of Grafenwoehr on Monday, March 21. The city participated in this event last year. And due to its great popularity, the poem exhibition will be held again this year.   In…

USAG Bavaria students can score gift cards in Exchange’s You Made the Grade program

AAFES Press Release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Grafenwoehr Exchange is continuing its tradition of rewarding academic excellence through the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s You Made the Grade program, which honors the resiliency of military kids worldwide.   In its 22nd year, the You Made the Grade program…

Honoring Vietnam Veterans: USAG Bavaria PXs to host pinning ceremony March 29

AAFES Press Release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Grafenwoehr PX, Vilseck PXtra and Garmisch PX will honor Vietnam-era Veterans with a ceremony on March 29, National Vietnam War Veterans Day. Grafenwoehr: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Vilseck: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Garmisch: 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.   The…

Rose Barracks Express gets a facelift

AAFES News Release   VILSECK — The Army & Air Force Exchange Service began renovating the Rose Barracks Express to enhance the quality of life for those serving far from home.   The Express is receiving its first major renovation, since it was built more than 22 years ago. The…

Translation: New ordinance on infection protection measures from March 20, 2022

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 March 15, the Bavarian State Government announced changes to the…

USAG Bavaria kicks-off AER Campaign 2022

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria kicked-off its 2022 Army Emergency Relief Campaign on March 1, at the Tower View Conference Center. This year marks the 80th anniversary for the AER program. It was founded in 1942 by Secretary of War Henry Stimson and Chief of Staff Gen. George Marshall. Charged…

Motorcycle licensing at USAG Bavaria

By USAG Bavaria Safety Office   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Motorcycle season is here, and U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria’s Safety Office wants you to be prepared for this year’s riding season.   “USAG Bavaria provides two motorcycle training options. These are mandatory for active-duty in order to operate a motorcycle in…

USAG Bavaria energy team finds, fixes inefficiencies

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria energy management team surveyed a small arms range in the Grafenwoehr Training Area, on Feb. 8. This survey is a part of a larger effort to maximize energy efficiency across the USAG Bavaria footprint.   Paul Hlawatsch, the energy manager of USAG…

Ceremony signifies completion of Schlatterweihr Dam repairs

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – On Feb. 28, a ribbon-cutting ceremony marked the completion of critical, time-sensitive repairs to Schlatterweiher Dam at U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria. Located within the Grafenwoehr Training Area and impacting several ranges, construction teams raced against the clock to successfully complete the work on-time as to not…

USAG Bavaria recognizes DHR employee for stellar job performance, dedication

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria recently announced its 2021 Army Professional of the Year winners. The Level I recipient, Melisa R. Silva, proudly works for the Directorate of Human Resources on Tower Barracks.   Silva is both a fingerprint coordinator and a DEERS verifying official for human resources.…