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…

Homegrown: Take advantage of fresh produce

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Spring has arrived in Bavaria and nature is coming back from hibernation. This also marks the beginning of gardening season, when seeds and young plants are brought out and tended to so they can produce a plentiful harvest.   The same is true for Tower and…

Functional fitness facility opens in Hohenfels

  HOHENFELS, Germany — To meet the demands of the community members, the new functional fitness gym officially opened its doors to all DOD ID cardholders 18 years and older.   The new facility, located at the Arena in Bldg. 47, is the result of an initiative started by a…

OPINION: Why I volunteer

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — From the onset of basic training, Soldiers are warned by their peers to avoid volunteering. The scary unknown detail looms ahead for any volunteers crazy enough to raise their hand.   Not taking that advice, I volunteered for a detail during basic that paid off in…

Take a Hike!

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – Now is the perfect time to get outside. Whether you want to improve your fitness level or take a stroll with the family, below is a list of nature hikes to suit everyone.   Weissenstein Burgrine in Stienwald – Kalvarienbergstrasse 42, 95679 Waldersdorf. This hike is…

Europe’s first Service Culture Center opens with an eye on employee development

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany ─ U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria leadership and employees gathered here at Tower Barracks April 12 for the opening of the first Service Culture Center in Europe.   “Today’s opening marks the culmination of something that we’ve been thinking about for well over a year,” said Col. Lance…

Schedule POV inspection appointments online

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — All CAC holders can sign up for a Privately Owned Vehicle inspection appointments at the U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria transportation page at www.bavaria.army.mil/transportation.   Vehicle Inspection Online Appointment   Customers should arrive at least 10 minutes prior to their appointment time and bring a copy…

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Red Cross offers free career training for dependents

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria strives to bring enrichment programs, like the upcoming American Red Cross Dental Assistant Training Program, to our military communities.   USAG Bavaria Red Cross and the dental clinics offer this exciting training opportunity to military family members. While the training program does…

Teddy bear clinic comes to town

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Veterinary Clinic hosts the first Teddy Bear Clinic May 3 at Rose Barracks.   During the clinic, Soldiers from 2nd Cavalry Regiment will practice their suturing skills using injured or damaged stuffed animals.   Capt. Caitlin Sullivan, officer in charge of the…

Stolen property: US and German authorities partner against crime

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Military police investigators here collaborated with Auerbach Polizei to catch a thief in our midst.   Sgt. Sebastian Rupp and Staff Sgt. Michael Thompson, along with Auerbach Polizei officer Andreas Mueller, investigated an employee of a moving company after a concerned citizen reported that an online…

‘Motherhood is the ultimate sisterhood’: Pregnancy guru shares wisdom

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany ─ Pregnancy is one of the most celebrated taboos from the past.   Heidi Murkoff helps women around the world through the most joyful but most scary time of their lives. The face behind the most successful brand in self-help history, What to Expect, has taken up a…