Eligible veterans authorized installation access, Commissary and AAFES shopping privileges

  By Anna Morelock, U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden   Beginning Jan. 1, 2020, certain veterans received access to Commissary and Exchange services.   Within Germany, due to international agreements with the German Federal Ministry of Finance, this access also requires veterans to register with the U.S. Army Customs Agency- Europe…


Help a child: How to become an Emergency Placement Care provider

  By Kelly Thornborrow, Family Advocacy Program Educator   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Emergency Placement Care (EPC) through the ACS Family Advocacy Program is a vital resource supporting our USAG Bavaria community.   Comparative to short term foster care, this Army program helps military children and their families in their time…

Annual inventories impact AAFES store hours at USAG Bavaria in January

AAFES news release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Grafenwoehr Consolidated Exchange conducts annual inventories Jan. 22-31, 2020.   Exchange facilities across U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria will open late or close early.   All facilities will reopen regular hours the next business day. Customers are asked to plan accordingly.   Garmisch…

Go green this new year

  By: Elaine Freeth, USAG Bavaria Environmental Division   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — At the year’s end, it is customary to reflect on achievements made over the past twelve months, and look forward to the new year with a fresh set of goals. Adding New Year’s Resolutions, could save money, time,…

Provost Marshal Minute: Consequences of driving under the influence

USAG Bavaria Provost Marshal   You have heard it before but it’s worth saying again…Do not drink and drive.    If you do decide to go out with friends and have a drink, make sure that you have a plan to be safe beforehand. Have a designated driver.   Here…

Christmas tree drop-off sites at Tower, Rose Barracks

  A Message from the SORT Coordinators   Drop off old natural Christmas trees anytime of the year at USAG Bavaria green waste collection points.   The Grafenwoehr collection point is located at Tower Barracks on Gettysburg Ave. across from Bldg. 540.   The Vilseck collection point is near the…

Emergency Manager: How we keep USAG Bavaria informed of closures, delays and early releases

  By Tom Janis, USAG Bavaria Emergency Manager   Dear USAG Bavaria Community,   The winter months are upon us and that can often bring challenging weather conditions. We want to remind community members that USAG Bavaria monitors weather conditions daily in case school must be cancelled, delayed, or closed…

BINGO with Santa at the Tower Barracks Food Court

AAFES News Release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Tower Barracks Food Court is bringing a special treat to Soldiers and their families for the holidays.   On Dec. 14, from 2 to 3 p.m., Soldiers and their families can play Bingo with Santa at the food court. Prizes will be…

What you need to know about fireworks at USAG Bavaria

  A message from the USAG Bavaria Safety Office   Fireworks on Army Installations:   AE Reg 600-1, Regulated Activities in Europe, 20 May 09, Par. 26 d states that “Personnel will not use or ignite fireworks or flares on places under the control of the U.S. Army.”   Fireworks…

Selfies with Santa at your local Exchange

  AAFES News Release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Santa is coming to town. He’s making a list and checking it twice to get Soldiers and their families into the holiday spirit.   “The Grafenwoehr Exchange is keeping the holiday spirits high this season and will be hosting Santa selfie events…

USAG Bavaria holiday season hours & closures

  December 25 and January 1 are U.S. federal holidays, and front-door offices are closed. If you have specific questions about an office, call ahead using the USAG Bavaria phonebook.     TOWER BARRACKS   AAFES Grafenwoehr Main Store December 24: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. December 25: Closed December…