Residential window safety information

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – The home should be a safe place for everyone, but there are some hazards families should always be aware of. Ranking as one of the top five hidden hazards in the home are windows. Falls from windows are more common than people might think. According to studies…

IMCOM Europe Region-wide Army Professionals of the Quarter

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Installation Management Command Europe announced the IMCOM Europe-wide Army Professional of the Quarter awardee for the second quarter of fiscal year 2022. And the prestigious award went to Sheila Barthel, education services officer with U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria – Rose Barracks.   Barthel earned her nomination…

Tower Barracks Army Lodging team receives Lodging Operations Award, recognizes Supervisor of the Year

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Commander Col. Christoper R. Danbeck presented the Lodging Operation Award to the the Tower Barracks Army Lodging team on May 25, 2022. The lodging team was awarded for its consistent motivation in serving hotel guests for reasons involving PCS, TDY and leisure. During…

Exchange, Warner Bros. Pictures offers free screening of ‘Elvis’ at Rose Barracks Reel Time Theater

AAFES News Release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – Service members, military families and retirees can view a free advance screening of Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Elvis,” starring Austin Butler and Tom Hanks, at the Rose Barracks Reel Time Theater on June 11 at 2 p.m.    The special advance screening of the…

Universal free school lunch ending June 30

AAFES Press Release   DALLAS – As USDA child nutrition COVID-19 waivers expire on June 30, free school lunches at Department of Defense Education Activity schools outside the continental United States will end once the 2022-23 school year begins.   During the COVID-19 pandemic, students enrolled at DoDEA schools received…

Behavioral Health offers tools, resources to Soldiers

HOHENFELS, Germany — On May 19, U.S. Army Health Clinic Hohenfels hosted an open house to discuss implemented policies and procedures aimed at removing the stigma associated with service members seeking and receiving mental health services. Lt. Col. Marlene Arias-Reynoso, behavioral health director of U.S. Army Health Clinic Hohenfels, led…

USAG Bavaria recognizes recent college graduates

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Education Center team held the 8th Annual Graduation Recognition Ceremony on May 25 at the Tower View Conference Center on Tower Barracks.   The ceremony celebrates the achievement of 56 graduates who obtained their associate’s, bachelor’s or master’s degrees.    The recognized Soldiers,…

Water conservation within the USAG Bavaria footprint

By Grace Fitzpatrick, USAG Bavaria Environmental Division   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Across the Army there is a renewed focus on energy and water conservation. The first-ever Energy and Utilities Summit was hosted by the Army Materiel Command in December 2021 in which the Army Climate Strategy, Strategic Energy and Water…

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…

Get in contact with local German-American KONTAKT Clubs

By Milena Felkl, Intern with USAG Bavaria Public Affairs    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – Arriving to a new military installation can take some time getting used to, especially overseas. To help combat the culture shock at U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria, KONTAKT Clubs in Rose and Tower Barracks work to bring people…

DFAS streamlines payment process for Army PCS moves

Editor’s Note: This change will go into effect on June 1, 2022.    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army PCS travelers can now use the DFAS SmartVoucher tool to quickly and easily complete their travel vouchers. This streamlined process allows Soldiers to get their travel expenses paid faster.    The SmartVoucher is…