Eligible veterans authorized installation access, Commissary and AAFES shopping privileges

  By Anna Morelock, U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden   Beginning Jan. 1, 2020, certain veterans received access to Commissary and Exchange services.   Within Germany, due to international agreements with the German Federal Ministry of Finance, this access also requires veterans to register with the U.S. Army Customs Agency- Europe…


Netzaberg Elementary School holds St. Martin’s Lantern Parade

  Story courtesy of Netzaberg Elementary School   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Students at Netzaberg Elementary school participated in the 4th annual “Netzaberg Lantern Walk” around the school grounds on Nov. 5.   NES’ new principal, Arturo Rivera, led the annual event, along with host nation teachers Melanie Waechter-Greulich and Veronica…

‘Richtfest’ marks milestone in Grafenwoehr Elementary School construction

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. and German officials gathered here Nov. 7 to clink glasses in a major milestone toward completion of the new Grafenwoehr Elementary School.   Community leaders, engineers, builders and school staff rendezvoused at the grounds of the ongoing construction site for a Richtfest — a German…

What you can’t send through an APO in Germany, and why

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — DOD personnel with an APO address in Germany are subject to international customs regulations and are prohibited from ordering several products.   According to Andre Hutchinson, USAG Bavaria Customs Inspector, the list of authorized products is determined by German Customs, U.S. Customs, the U.S. Army, the…

Now hiring! Grafenwoehr Exchange seeks to fill retail, food jobs

AAFES News Release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Grafenwoehr Exchange has immediate job opportunities for people with a passion for serving the best customers in the world.   Openings include retail positions in the main store and Express, as well as jobs at Exchange restaurants in the food court and…

Volunteerism creates career opportunities for military spouses

  By Katie L. Glover, USAG Bavaria Army Community Service   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Military spouses stationed at U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria can open more doors to career opportunities, broaden their skillsets and increase resiliency through the many volunteer opportunities.   Florence Paniagua relocated to the garrison last year, after…

Exchange shoppers can enter the ‘Your Holiday Bill Is on Us’ sweepstakes

AAFES News Release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The only thing that could make the holidays merrier is having someone else pick up the tab. For the sixth year in a row, that’s just what the Exchange Credit Program is doing.    Five lucky grand-prize winners will have their entire MILITARY…

2019 holiday tree lightings at USAG Bavaria

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria is ringing in the holiday cheer one installation at a time.   Ceremonies and festivities will be held at Tower Barracks in Grafenwoehr, Rose Barracks in Vilseck, Artillery Kaserne in Garmisch, Hohenfels and at Camp Algier in the 5th Community.   Tower…

Spouses given tools, resources to acquire federal positions

  By Katie L. Glover, USAG Bavaria Army Community Service   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — A federal hiring process workshop will take place during the Career and Volunteer Fair on Nov. 7 at the Tower View Conference Center. The workshop begins at 10:30 a.m.   For those familiar with the federal…

Over 40 organizations ready to empower spouses at career fair on November 7

  By Katie L. Glover, USAG Bavaria Army Community Service   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria is booming with ways for spouses to become a part of the community. This includes everything from working to volunteering, to starting a business, to going to school.   Navigating all these…

Cross-section of USAREUR Soldiers determine cost of living in Germany

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — This year, the U.S. Army has assigned volunteers to determine the Cost of Living Allowance adjustments in Germany.   The adjustments will be based on the Retail Price Schedule, also known as a Market Basket Survey.   U.S. Army Europe recruited Soldiers from units throughout Germany…