Gate 6 re-opens; construction ends early to improve security and traffic flow

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Tower Barracks Gate 6 reopened ahead of schedule May 21 to inbound POV traffic as construction crews complete updates.   Construction was awarded and completed to enhance customer service to the 24/7 gate and increase the installation’s overall physical security and force protection.   During…

Cute pets can cash in on Exchange contests

  AAFES NEWS RELEASE   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – Cute canines, cats, canaries and other beloved pets can finally make their adorable looks pay off in two separate contests.   Army & Air Force Exchange Service shoppers can bring their pets or come see the Annual Patriot Pet Show competition and enjoy…

USAG Bavaria’s Sgt. Jeremy Lucena runner-up at IMCOM Best Warrior Competition

  By Susan A. Merkner, U.S. Army Installation Management Command GRAFENWOEHR, Germany —  Two Soldiers have won the right to represent the U.S. Army Installation Management Command in this year’s Army-wide Best Warrior Competition.   Sgt. Anthony J. Brown-Davis, IMCOM Readiness, USAG Fort Irwin, was named IMCOM’s NCO of the…

Always carry 2 forms of photo ID when entering USAG Bavaria installations

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Community members with installation passes should always carry a second form of photo identification when accessing any of the installations at U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria, as well as all U.S. military installations in Europe, according to officials here.   When entering post as a DOD cardholder…

Airmen memorialize fallen heroes during annual 24-hour Run Challenge

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Tactical Air Control Party Airmen from across Europe ran to memorialize fallen Airmen and Soldiers here, April 26 to 27, during the 7th Annual TACP 24-hour Run Challenge.   “My goal is 60 miles. Last year I got 52 and I am trying to beat that,”…

Newcomers challenged to discover Bavaria

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — United States Army Garrison Bavaria Army Community Service offers newcomers an opportunity to get to know Bavaria while collecting stamps in the Passport Challenge booklet.   “This program is designed to make the spouses feel welcome in USAG Bavaria, and it should also help to integrate and…

Installations enhancing ‘power-projection platforms’

  By David Vergun, Army News Service   WASHINGTON — Installations, including the buildings, utilities, security, and training areas, must modernize, be more efficient and better prepare Soldiers for combat, said the commander of Installation Management Command.   Lt. Gen. Kenneth R. Dahl spoke during a recent Association of the…

Tricare changes: Overseas newborn enrollment requirements

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Effective this year, parents will need to follow new overseas Tricare enrollment requirements for their newborn or adopted children.   Newborns now have a 120-day grace period for healthcare coverage in Tricare when born at overseas duty stations. This grace period begins on the date…

Grafenwoehr Exchange supports readiness, resiliency

  AAFES NEWS RELEASE   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — As the Department of Defense shifts its focus to personnel readiness, Soldiers in U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria can count on the Army & Air Force Exchange Service to have their six.   At the Exchange and ShopMyExchange.com, Soldiers and their families can equip…

May Day: Witches will fly and pranks will rise

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – Welcoming spring with bonfires and dances while banishing demons and evil spirits – this is how much of Germany celebrates witches night, or ‘Hexennacht,” April 30 every year.   On this night, the old legends say witches meet the devil at the sacred mountain Brocken before…

USAG Bavaria honors its Grafenwoehr, Vilseck volunteers

  VILSECK, Germany — There are 447 service members, family members, local nationals, youth, civilians and retirees who — from March 2017 to February 2018 — logged over 43 years’ worth of man-hours. Over 250 on-post organizations currently use their services. And in the past year alone, the total dollar…