Remember, celebrate, act: The life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Every January, the Department of Defense honors the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.   This year U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria paid tribute to Dr. King with a themed celebration titled “Remember, Celebrate, Act – A day on, not a day off,” Jan.…


Flying a recreational drone in Germany

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — There are several laws and regulations you need to follow if you want to fly your own drone in Germany.   The German drone rules are regulated by the “Bundesministerium fuer Verkehr und digitale Infrastruktur” and by the “Deutsche Flugsicherung,” the German version of the Federal…

How to ring in the new year German-style

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — In the U.S., we have relatively few national New Year’s Eve traditions. Many watch the ball drop in Times Square from the warmth of their home; some kiss at midnight; others sip champagne and party until daybreak.   But, in Germany, citizens enjoy an array of fairly…

President issues executive order making Dec. 24 a holiday for federal employees

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The President of the U.S. issued an Executive Order granting the closing of all executive departments and agencies of the federal government and excusing employees from duty Monday, Dec. 24.   Non-mission essential activities will be curtailed to allow civilian employees to be excused from duty…

USAG Bavaria Exchanges offer ‘Buy Online, Pickup in Store’ option

  AAFES news release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany —Army & Air Force Exchange Service shoppers with in-store privileges can now buy items at ShopMyExchange.com and pick them up at the Tower Barracks Main Store, Rose Barracks PXtra and Hohenfels Retail Store—for free   This makes shopping with the Exchange even more…

Army opens Congressional Fellowship Program to Army civilians

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Army Congressional Fellowship Program is now open to Army civilians who meet eligibility.   Installation Management Command is calling for nominations by Feb. 15, 2019.   The Army Congressional Fellowship Program is an 18-month program for Army Civilians, which includes pursuit of a Master’s Degree…

USAG Bavaria honors four Soldiers, one civilian at retirement ceremony

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria honored four Soldiers and one civilian for their service and career at the quarterly retirement ceremony, here, December 12.     The USAG Bavaria Garrison Commander, Col. Adam J. Boyd, thanked the retirees for their accomplishments and sacrifices made in service to the…

USAG Bavaria releases new usage SOP on community facilities

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria has a new facility usage Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) that went into effect Dec. 1, 2018.   The new SOP outlines common operating procedures for the use of USAG Bavaria meeting facilities for community use.   The SOP applies to all military members,…

USAG Bavaria holiday season hours & closures

  Happy holidays from U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria! The following on-post offices and services will be closed or have limited hours during holiday weekends. Closures and hours changes are also listed throughout the year on the Facilities & Closures calendar at home.army.mil/bavaria.   For more, or if you are uncertain about…

Stay safe during holidays

  A message from the USAG Bavaria Antiterrorism Office   The next few weeks include a number of holiday celebrations and events that could be potential targets for terrorism.   In addition to holiday fests and markets, other locations such as sporting events, tourist sites, restaurants, commercial centers, places of…

Changes coming to U.S. Army Europe tax centers in 2019

  By Sgt. Kristopher Dimond, U.S. Army Europe   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Europe tax centers will re-prioritize services in 2019 and focus assistance on those that generally make less than $54,000 per year, in accordance with Army regulations and IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance guidelines.   “The program…