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…


USAG Bavaria Education Centers host annual Military Academic Achievement Award ceremony

  By Perla Matthews, USAG Bavaria Education Center/Embry Riddle Aeronautical University   VILSECK, Germany — USAG Bavaria Education Centers hosted the 2019 Military Academic Achievement Award ceremony Nov. 13 alongside Tri-Services Schools.   The event was held at the Multi-Purpose Center, Building 134 located at Rose Barracks.   A total…

BCSC provides holiday gift wrapping through Dec 24

Bavaria Community and Spouses Club news release    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Bavaria Community and Spouses Club has partnered with the Grafenwoehr Exchange to provide holiday gift wrapping services to the U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Tower Barracks and Rose Barracks community through fundraising organizations.   Community members can stop by…

Provost Marshal Minute: See something, say something

USAG Bavaria Provost Marshal   Security and law enforcement personnel cannot be everywhere at all times. We rely on you to report suspicious behavior by calling your local MPs or submitting an iWatch report.    There are many indicators of suspicious behavior. Studies have shown that prior to an attack,…

Gospel concert brings together Bavarian community

  By Keisha Frith   NETZABERG, Germany — The sound of music echoed from the Netzaberg Chapel as the U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria community members and local nationals gathered for a Gospel concert.    Called the “Gospel Explosion”, the event was held Nov. 15-17 as a choir workshop. It is…

Customs releases holiday guidance on what not to mail

By U.S. Army Customs Agency-Europe   WIESBADEN, Germany — People new to Europe should note that many items available in Europe may seem like good Christmas presents, but violate U.S. customs rules.   Some products are banned from the United States and others may only be carried in baggage, but…

350 service members receive Thanksgiving meal baskets

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The warehouse at the Grafenwoehr Commissary buzzed with excitement on the morning of Nov. 23 as 350 service members filtered through to receive baskets full of ‘all the fixings’ for their traditional Thanksgiving meals at USO Bavaria’s third annual Thanks for Thanksgiving event.   Thanks for…

Blood drives at Hohenfels Dec. 3 and Grafenwoehr Dec. 4

By Stacy Sanning, Blood Donor Recruiter and Public Affairs Officer, Landstuhl, Germany   LANDSTUHL REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER, Germany  – The Grafenwoehr Military Community is invited to take an hour out of their day to provide life-saving blood support at the Armed Services Blood Program blood drive from 9 a.m. to…

Grafenwoehr Exchange closed Thanksgiving, open on Black Friday

AAFES News Release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The focus on Thanksgiving Day will be on family and the Grafenwoehr Exchange will be closed, but a feast of Black Friday deals will start at 8 a.m. on Nov. 29 at the retail stores on Tower Barracks, Rose Barracks, Hohenfels and Garmisch.…

Grafenwoehr Exchange extends return policy for holiday shopping through Jan. 31

AAFES News Release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Military shoppers have no need to fret if they get that perfect gift in the wrong size or receive the same gift twice. The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is extending its return policy for the holiday season.   Grafenwoehr Exchange shoppers…

Pay your way: Exchange introduces reduced-interest payment plans with MILITARY STAR

AAFES News Release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Exchange Credit Program is excited to introduce new flexible payment plans designed to meet the varying needs of U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Soldiers and their families through every stage of their careers.   “Pay Your Way” is a special financing program from…