Remember, celebrate, act: The life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Every January, the Department of Defense honors the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.   This year U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria paid tribute to Dr. King with a themed celebration titled “Remember, Celebrate, Act – A day on, not a day off,” Jan.…


Tackling holiday debt in the New Year

By Ms. Mary Ann Davis (IMCOM)  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — If one of your New Year’s resolutions is paying off your credit card debt, let the experts at the U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Army Community Service Financial Readiness Office help. People tend to rack up credit card charges during the holidays,…

Army to survey family housing residents by email starting Jan. 15

  By U.S. Army Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management   WASHINGTON — Residents of Family housing owned and leased by the Army will have a chance again to rate the quality of housing and housing services in 2019.   The second online survey of about 10,000 residents living…

United States Garrison Bavaria recognizes a true professional from Hohenfels

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany —  Mr. Robert Graf has worked for United States Army Garrison Bavaria, Directorate of Public Works, since October 1993, having started his career with the Army in 1984 with the 2045th Civilian Support Group (CSG).    Mr. Graf is recognized for his initiative and diligence in temporarily taking on the duties of…

United States Garrison Bavaria recognizes a true professional

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – Mr. Jay Velis, Army Community Service Family Advocacy Program specialist, is being recognized for his initiative and can-do attitude in re-energizing the Army Community Service (ACS) Family Advocacy Program (FAP) Emergency Place Care (EPC) program at USAG Bavaria.   Velis has now coached and guided one family to complete all requirements…

Everything you need to know about Germany’s diesel bans

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The European Union’s laws forces clean air and the reduction of air pollution. Every citizen has the right for clean air and if they deem the air pollution  unsafe, they can take the state to court.   Several cities installed pollution measurement devices in critical high traffic…

AAFES rewards USAG Bavaria students who excel in the classroom

    AAFES news release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – The Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s ‘You Made the Grade’ program rewards USAG Bavaria students who excel in the classroom during the 2019 school year.   Through ‘You Made the Grade,’ first- through 12th-graders with a B average or higher…

USAG Bavaria’s 709th Military Police Battalion: Canine Ambassadors

  By 18th Military Police Brigade, Public Affairs   CAMP BONDSTEEL, Kosovo — In southeastern Europe, a camp represents an essential command and supply hub for NATO operations throughout the region. It is also a crucial staging ground for U.S. forces deployed in support of Operation Joint Guardian forming Multi-National Battle…

United States Garrison Bavaria recognizes a true professional

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — United States Garrison Bavaria recognizes Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation Katherine Porter, who works as a Child and Youth Services Program Review Board Administrative Support Assistant.   Porter is recognized for her outstanding dedication to duty and a key figure in USAG Bavaria Child and Youth Services…

How USAG Bavaria’s volunteers contribute to Strong Bonds retreats

  By Robert M. Auker, Director of Religious Education at USAG Bavaria   “Community events build community,” said former U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Chaplain (COL) Kevin M. Pies.   Community volunteers contribute to the success of community efforts. This plays out on a monthly basis with the Army Chaplain Corps’…

Annual inventory to close some USAG Bavaria AAFES stores Jan. 23-31

    AAFES news release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany —The Grafenwoehr Consolidated Exchange conducts annual inventories Jan. 22-31, 2019. This impacts AAFES stores across the USAG Bavaria footprint.   The following facilities will be closed. All facilities will re-open regular schedule hours the next business day.   Main Exchange Facilities Closed:…