Grafenwoehr Child Development Center closing for renovation, expansion

  USAG Bavaria Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Tower Barracks Child Development Center at U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria will temporarily close for renovations and expansion beginning Nov. 1, 2019.   On Monday, Nov. 4, the Tower Barracks CDC hourly care program…


Red Cross holds drawing, writing contests for children in September

  VILSECK, Germany — The American Red Cross is promoting activities during National Preparedness Month to bring awareness to our communities. One of the activities they are hosting is a writing and drawing contest for children with prizes for those who win. It is also a great way for kids to…

National Preparedness Month: Red Cross asks everyone to prepare for the next emergency

by Savannah Robinson, American Red Cross Field Office Coordinator   VILSECK, Germany — September is National Preparedness Month. It’s the perfect time for people to get their household ready in case an emergency should occur. The American Red Cross prepares all year for disasters and urges everyone to Be Red…

Mobile apps for alerts and weather warnings in Germany

  The U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Antiterrorism Office recommends residents stay up-to-date through local news sources about the area they live when they are in or out-of-town.    Several apps are available to get notified about official alerts and weather warnings.   KATWARN   KATWARN is a free mobile app service…

Pet-Owners: What you need to know when PCS-ing out of USAG Bavaria

Bavaria Branch Veterinary Services   PCS-ing is incredibly stressful, which is only compounded by ensuring your children and pets have what they need prior to travel. Your on-post veterinary treatment facility (VTF) is here to help you.   It’s important to call us months in advance with any questions so…

Grafenwoehr Exchange launches fee-free layaway ahead of holidays

AAFES News Release   Grafenwoehr, Germany — Soldiers and military families can get a jump-start on holiday shopping thanks to the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s fee-free layaway.   From Sept. 1 to Dec. 24, the Grafenwoehr Exchange will waive its $3 service fee for items priced at $25…

Celebrate Ariel’s 30th birthday with Disney Princess Event at Grafenwoehr Exchange Sept. 7

AAFES News Release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Army & Air Force Exchange Service invites military children under the sea in honor of Ariel’s 30th Birthday Bash at the Grafenwoehr Exchange Sept. 7.   Military children ages 4 and older are invited to the Tower Barracks Main Store from 10…

Provost Marshal Minute: Expect increase in tactical vehicles

USAG Bavaria Provost Marshal   Our OPTEMPO in Bavaria has increased. There are many more tactical vehicles driving along the tank trail between Tower Barracks from Gate 4 to Rose Barracks Gate 3.   As you utilize this paved tank trail, you should look out for several things:   Watch…

Grafenwoehr offers guided city tours

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The city of Grafenwoehr offers guided city tours in both German and English for groups who are interested in learning more about the city and its more than 650 years of history.   There are two tours in German, the historic city tour and one around…

Shop, win, cheer: Exchange gives away tickets to Army-Navy game

  AAFES News Release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Military shoppers have a chance to cheer on the Army Black Knights and Navy Midshipmen in person at the 2019 Army-Navy Game just by shopping the Grafenwoehr Exchanges or commissary with their MILITARY STAR® card.   Shoppers will automatically be entered to…

3 Soldiers honored at retirement ceremony in Bavaria

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — 7th Army Training Command and U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria honored three Soldiers for their service and career at the quarterly retirement ceremony Aug. 28 at the Rose Barracks Theater, Vilseck, Germany.   The 7th Army Training Command Operations Officer, Col. Timothy C. Davis, thanked the retirees…