CFC-Overseas virtually kicks off at USAG Bavaria

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The 2021 Combined Federal Campaign-Overseas virtually kicked off on Monday, Sept. 20. This marks the 60th anniversary of charitable giving by the federal community.   U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria federal employees and service members can support a multitude of charities they care about until Jan. 15, 2022.…

Garmisch POV Inspection moving to renovated facility

  GARMISCH, Germany — The Garmisch Maintenance and POV Inspection facility was turned over to the 405th Army Field Support Brigade with an official ceremony, on Aug. 10. Together, U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria leadership, staff and contractors gathered outside the facility to witness the ribbon cutting.   During the ceremony,…

9 German wedding traditions you should know

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Some wedding traditions in Germany and the U.S. are pretty similar, others are way different, funny or weird from the other perspective.   Most of the traditions are German-wide, but there are also some regional traditions. Porcelain breaking parties, bride kidnapping or ten-foot long cakes — don’t…

U.S. Army Hohenfels spokesman Norbert Wittl retires

  HOHENFELS, Germany — After 40 years of service, an era ends as Norbert Wittl retired from his position as the Hohenfels press spokesman for U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria. In his honor, a farewell ceremony was hosted on Wednesday, July 28. Since 2002, Wittl was the contact person for the…

Military Star strengthens Exchange benefit for USAG Bavaria community

AAFES Press Release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Military shoppers who reach for their Military Star card at Army & Air Force Exchange Service stores at U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria are strengthening their entire community. In 2020, USAG Bavaria shoppers who used their Military Star cards—available exclusively to military members, retirees,…

Military students overseas to continue receiving free school meals

AAFES Press Release   DALLAS – The Army & Air Force Exchange Service, in conjunction with the Department of Defense and Department of Defense Education Activity, will continue to serve free meals to all students enrolled at DoDEA schools overseas.    “The USDA recently extended a waiver to the DoD School…

German-American ties flourish with Amberg construction projects

AMBERG, Germany — On July 22, 2021, 3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment Commander Lt. Col. Mark Bush and Command Sgt. Maj. Christopher Carbone attended the groundbreaking ceremony of the Kennedy Sued II housing area and the induction of the new nearby traffic circle in Amberg. The event was hosted by…

DVS kindergarten request window open for SY2021-22

DODEA Press Release   ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The request window for students entering virtual option kindergarten for the 2021 to 2022 school year is now open through Aug. 18, or until all available spaces are filled. Parents are committing their student(s) to be enrolled in DoDEA Virtual School for the…

USAG Bavaria professional honored with 2 major civilian awards

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria professional Marlon S. Laidley was recognized for his excellent service to the military community twice in one day. On July 15, 2021, he was awarded both the Frederick E. Vollrath award and the Adjutant General’s Corps Civilian of the Year.   Laidley…

Groundbreaking new vehicle maintenance shop at Grafenwoehr Training Area

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – The U.S. Army continues investing into the modernization of its training camps at Grafenwoehr Training Area. On July 15, ground was broken for a new $51 million vehicle maintenance shop for the rotating forces on the 6.1 hectares construction site near U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Tower…

Grafenwoehr Exchange Janz makes durable medical equipment available for USAG Bavaria 

AAFES PRESS RELEASE   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria community now has convenient access to braces, mobility devices, maternity care and other durable medical equipment at the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s new Janz Medical Supply store at Grafenwoehr Exchange Mall.   Soldiers, retirees, families and…