#BetterAtBavaria: How the largest overseas installation supports its community

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — If you follow U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria on social media, you can expect to see the tag #BetterAtBavaria more often.   So what does it mean?   #BetterAtBavaria is our way of telling both new and seasoned community members about the resources and services provided by…


Anyone can dine at Grafenwoehr Exchange restaurants

  AAFES NEWS RELEASE   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is offering a warm welcome — and a bite to eat — to visitors, Department of Defense contractors and civilians at Exchange restaurants.   The Grafenwoehr Exchange’s quick-serve restaurants are open for anyone with installation…

USAG Bavaria’s Family Advocacy Program supports Safe Sleep Awareness Week

By Alyssa Ball,  Family Advocacy Program Intern    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria’s Family Advocacy Program, will participate in Safe Sleep Awareness Week March 11-17.   Representatives from USAG Bavaria’s Family Advocacy Program will host an information booth at the Grafenwoehr Exchange March 12 in support of Safe…

COLA rates change for service members in Germany

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Service members living in Germany will see changes to their Cost of Living Allowance in 2019.   The changes are the result of the COLA survey and annual Retail Price Schedule.   The following locations will see decreases starting March 16: Hohenfels, Kalkar, Spangdahlem, Vilseck-Grafenwoehr and…

3 reasons to attend the USAG Bavaria Career Summit

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria is hosting European Theater Career Summit April 1-2, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., in Bldg. 134 on Rose Barracks.   The summit is organized by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Hiring Our Heroes Foundation, the events are focused on helping service…

BCSC announces spring community outreach opportunities

Bavaria Community and Spouses Club news release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Bavaria Community and Spouses Club (BCSC) is pleased to announce its Spring 2019 Community Outreach Grants & Scholarships deadlines.   For Community Outreach Grants, the application will now open March 1, 2019, and close March 31, 2019, at…

Town halls, home visits to address housing concerns

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — In light of recent reports highlighting deficient living conditions in some privatized military housing in the U.S., leadership with 7th Army Training Command and U.S. Army Garrisons at Ansbach and Bavaria host town halls to address community concerns at Army housing.   The town halls — which…

How you can take advantage of EU benefits

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. citizens living in the European Union can benefit from many EU wide-laws and regulations.   The EU regulates laws to match across its 28 member countries as well as to strengthen the customer’s rights. Some of these regulations are as simple as standardizing the refuse…

Hohenfels workshop focuses on modernization, growth

  HOHENFELS, Germany — As part of the ongoing transformation of military commands and units at U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria, an Area Development Plan Workshop was held in Hohenfels Feb. 11-15.   The participants conducted a site tour of Albertshof and the Joint Multinational Readiness Center during the first day…

Teens identify healthy relationship boundaries with Family Advocacy Program

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — February is known to many as the month of love, but it’s also Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month.   As kids grow into adolescence, their curiosity to enter the dating world grows expeditiously.   As tweens cross into the high school world, many are often met…

Community members decompress with Resiliency Through Art Program

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Military life is often filled with stress, but a “Resiliency Through Art Facilitation” program at U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria gives service members, civilians and families an outlet to decompress through unrestricted creativity.   The program, which is held by the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare…