Local spouse starts Bavaria travel vlog

  By Sterling Schuyler   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Daniel “DT” Taylor is taking advantage of local Bavaria travel – and he wants to help you do it, too.   When DT’s wife Emily received a job offer with Netzaberg Middle School in 2014, the Taylors uprooted their lives from the…


Glühwein: What it is and how to make it

German Embassy Public Affairs Office, Washington   No German Christmas market is complete without “Glühwein,” the hot, spiced mulled wine that warms holiday merrymakers from the inside out as they stroll through these charming little villages of cloth and wood with family and friends.   “Glühwein,” which literally means “glowing…

Parkstein’s natural history draws visitors to learn about volcanoes, geology

  By Christa Rolls, USAG Bavaria Environmental Division   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Much of the region around Grafenwoehr has beautiful rolling hills, making way to quaint villages, vast agricultural fields and dense forests.   Just northeast of the Grafenwoehr Training Area, however, is the extinct volcano of Parkstein, jutting out…

Status of Forces Agreement: Tax relief in Germany

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Supplementary agreement to the NATO Status of Forces Agreement affords some tax breaks to personnel under orders to be in Germany.    Department of Defense personnel stationed in or temporarily assigned to Europe may be eligible to use the U.S. Forces Tax-Relief Program to avoid paying…

Traffic delays possible in Grafenwoehr Training Area Oct. 29-31

RELEASE UPDATED OCT. 22, 2019   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Community members may experience traffic delays when traveling through the Grafenwoehr Training Area Oct. 29 to 31.   Vehicular traffic on Chancellorsville Road, Tank Road East and One Community Road will need to momentarily stop when troops participating in Dragoon Ready…

Soldier and Family Readiness Groups empower spouses, support a ready force

  By Katie L. Glover, USAG Bavaria Army Community Service   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — For spouses, volunteering in a military unit is a powerful tool for personal empowerment, networking, becoming part of the community and building interpersonal relationships within families.     Soldier and Family Readiness Groups support the commander in…

What to do when bad weather hits Bavaria

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Inclement weather brought on by the autumn and winter months can deliver a blow to Bavaria and the surrounding area, affecting your decision to travel.   Garrison officials and street cleaning crews at U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria installations at Garmisch, Grafenwoehr, Hohenfels and Vilseck will do everything…

Federal government’s 2019 charity campaign now open

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The annual workplace giving campaign within the U.S. military and federal government takes place now through Jan. 12, 2020.   There will be a CFC Kickoff Event and Key Worker Training following the Community Leader Information Forum on Nov. 12 at noon at the Tower View Conference…

Tower Barracks Chapel reopens after renovation

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — After a long wait, service members, government employees and their families stationed in U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria will finally be able to attend services at the Tower Barracks Chapel.   The grand reopening of the Tower Barracks Chapel, Bldg. 142, located on the corner across from…

The Oak Tree: A symbol of community

  Story by Sgt. Christopher Stewart, 7th Army Training Command   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Leaders of the 7th Army Training Command partnered with the German forest service, known as the “Bundesforst,” and other community members to plant an oak tree outside of 7 ATC’s headquarters, Tower Barracks, Grafenwoehr, Germany, Oct.…

Nerf Fest is blasting into the Grafenwoehr Exchange October 19

AAFES News Release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Military brats are invited to participate in the upcoming Nerf Fest event at the Tower Barracks Main Store Oct. 19 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.   Military children can visit the Tower Barracks Main Store and test out Nerf Blasters with their…