Oktoberfest 2018 in Munich: Expect heightened security

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The 2018 Oktoberfest in Munich runs Sept. 22 through Oct. 7 and fest-goers can expect to see stringent security measures again, according to the official website.   The heightened security plans include a secured perimeter, a significant police presence with up to 450 security wardens on…

Bavarian law expands police rights

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Bavarian Parliament approved a new police law in May 2018 due to a new European Union Privacy Policy and a decision made by the Federal Constitutional Court.   All German federal states were required to revise the police laws in light of the privacy policy…

Tower View Conference Center to close July 30 for renovation

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Tower View Conference Center will undergo renovation and will be closed from July 30, 2018, through January 2019.    Employees at the TVCC are actively reaching out to event organizers whose reservation requests conflict with the closure.   During the renovation, groups interested in reserving on-post…

Exchange Shoppers Can ‘Give and Get Back’ to Help Army, Air Force Relief Funds

  AAFES NEWS RELEASE   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Tower Barracks Exchange is making it easy for shoppers to help Soldiers and military families in need during the second “Give and Get Back” donation period.   From August 1 through August 5, Army & Air Force Exchange Service shoppers can donate…

Navigating passports, birth certificates for children born abroad

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — New babies come with paperwork, and maybe more so when the parents are stationed overseas with the military.   According to the U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Passport Office, overseas military bases are not considered U.S. soil, and thus children born to military personnel stationed overseas are…

Pet ownership a shared responsibility at USAG Bavaria

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria understands how important your pet is to you. The on-post Veterinary Treatment Facilities offer various types of routine care and services for the pets of military families when possible.   The primary mission of the Vilseck and Hohenfels Veterinary Treatment Facilities is…

Travel tips: How to use FlixBus

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — With more than 1,700 destinations in 28 countries, the German bus company FlixMobility Ltd., better known as FlixBus, gives customers an easy travel option for getting around Europe.   “From Kiev to Lisbon and from Stockholm to Bari, almost every little and larger city can be…

3-year construction between Erbendorf, Grafenwoehr forces detour

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — A road leading from Erbendorf to Grafenwoehr will be closed for construction for three years.   The closure of the B299 between Pressath and Erbendorf will result in a detour for those driving to Grafenwoehr. Construction begins at the end of August 2018.   The Bavarian…

Grafenwoehr Exchange celebrates AAFES’ 123rd anniversary

  AAFES NEWS RELEASE   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Tower Barracks Exchange is inviting Soldiers and their families to celebrate the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s 123rd anniversary July 25.   In addition to special savings and promotions, there will be a cake cutting at the Tower Barracks Main…

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.  …

Fun, food, safety expected at 60th German-American Volksfest

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria invites the Bavaria military community and all citizens to the 60th German-American Volksfest Aug. 3-5 at the Grafenwoehr Training Area’s Camp Kasserine.   This is Germany’s largest German-American Volksfest. There will be rides, music, face-painting, booths with souvenirs and gift items, food tents,…