Tower Barracks Exchange hosts Home Based Business Bazaar

  AAFES NEWS RELEASE   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Exchange Services Business Office will be holding its third Home Based Business Bazaar Aug. 24 – 26 at Tower Barracks Main Exchange.   This is a great opportunity to showcase your home-based business and network with other entrepreneurs in your community.  …

Summer Sense Campaign begins at USAG Bavaria

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — During the summer months, the Army Substance Abuse Program hosts its annual awareness campaign to help further reduce alcohol related incidents throughout the community.   The Summer Sense Campaign informs community members about the dangers of alcohol abuse while strengthening their awareness about the importance of…

Hector Camacho Jr. visits troops in USAG Bavaria

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — During the week prior to Memorial Day, boxing phenom and former champion Hector Camacho Jr. visited U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria to honor troops and participate in the fourth annual Memorial Day “Run to Honor” hosted by 2nd Cavalry Regiment.   Hector Camacho Jr., 39, a five-time…

No health risk posed by native spindle ermine moth caterpillars

    By Elaine Freeth, USAG Bavaria Environmental Division   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Sightings of web covered shrubs with clusters of yellow and black spotted caterpillars around the garrison and residential areas have raised some voices of concern, but community members don’t have to worry about this particular caterpillar.    These…

Spouses network with potential employers during a November 2017 career fair here hosted by U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Army Community Service. (Photos by Porche Leonard, ACS)

Employment readiness: Resources for military spouses

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Finding employment in today’s competitive job market is hard enough already. When military families are forced to pack the boxes and move across the country or overseas far away from a connection network, employment can become a real hassle.   Unlike in the civilian world, Army…

A community member’s guide to understanding FPCON

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Army in Europe relies on five Force Protection Condition (FPCON) levels — Normal, A, B, C and D — or as the Army says, Normal, Alpha, Bravo, Charlie and Delta. The levels increase from lowest condition at Normal to the highest and most protective at…

USAG Bavaria recognizes graduates, educational milestones

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Soldiers as well as community member graduates received their associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees during a ceremony May 18 at Rose Barracks.   Since last year, 2,100 Soldiers in the U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria footprint have completed more than 6,000 college courses using more than $4…

Teachers Edith Worden (back left) and Veronika Northam, along with Hohenfels' supervisory librarian Nancy Barker, pose with students from the Maedchenrealschule and Knabenrealschule during the annual English Reading Contest May 8 at Turnbull Memorial Library. (Courtesy Photo)

Turnbull Memorial Library hosts reading contest for Neumarkt schools

  By Veronika Northam, Realschulen for girls and boys in Neumarkt   HOHENFELS, Germany — As an encouragement for German students not only to read but to do so in a foreign language, the Realschulen for girls and boys in Neumarkt held its annual English reading contest for seventh graders here…

Distracted driving increases the risk of accidents: Stay alert!

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Distracted driving is a fact of life. So what can we do to minimize the risk of accidents?   The driver’s primary responsibility here in Europe and abroad is to operate a motor vehicle safely. The task of driving requires full attention and focus.   Drivers…

Col. Varney relinquishes command at U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Col. Lance Varney, garrison commander at U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria, relinquished command at a ceremony here May 22.   The ceremony and passing of the command’s colors was presided over by Michael D. Formica, region director, Installation Management Command Europe.   Lt. Col. Gregory Scrivens will…

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…