Residential window safety information

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – The home should be a safe place for everyone, but there are some hazards families should always be aware of. Ranking as one of the top five hidden hazards in the home are windows. Falls from windows are more common than people might think. According to studies…

Armed Services Blood Program hosts its annual Grafenwoehr Blood Drive

Written by Brea DuBose, PR and Publicity Lead with American Red Cross Bavaria   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Armed Services Blood Program traveled from Landstuhl, Germany, to conduct a two-day mission-essential blood drive at U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria’s Tower View Conference Center on Feb. 7 – 8. Stacy Sanning, a…

Translation: New ordinance on infection protection measures from Feb. 9, 2022

Editor’s Note: Currently, the official translation is being worked by the Bavaria Legal Office. Once it is available, it will be posted to the 7th Army Training Command COVID-19 Portal: https://www.7atc.army.mil/COVID-19/ Bavarian State Chancellery Press Release   MUNICH — On Feb. 8, the Bavarian State Government announced changes to the current Corona…

With tax center services limited, USAG Bavaria provides other options

Editor’s Note: This article has been updated to reflect the 2022 Filing Season.   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Europe and Africa will not offer face-to-face tax preparation and filing services this year, due to fiscal constraints and manning shortages. But there are free online services available to active-duty service…

Exchange partners with H&R Block offering tax preparation service

AAFES News Release   The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is taking the stress and worry out of filing taxes by teaming with H&R Block to provide tax preparation services to military members and their families at a 10% discount at select locations worldwide and online. In addition to…

USO celebrates its 81st birthday and reopening of USO Grafenwoehr

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — USO Grafenwoehr reopened its doors with a brand new look on Feb. 4, just in time to celebrate the USO’s 81st birthday. In cooperation with U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria leadership, the Directorate of Public Works, tenant units and local contractors, USO Grafenwoehr worked tirelessly to remodel its…

USAG Bavaria doubles down on water, energy conservation efforts

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria pivoted into 2022 with a more dedicated focus on energy and water conservation around its installations. This shift in priority comes after Army Materiel Command hosted its first-ever Energy and Utilities Summit on Dec. 15-16, 2021, at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama.    During the…

AER allocates grants for USAG Bavaria Soldiers transitioning with CSP

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Soldiers, who are transitioning from the military into the civilian workforce, may be granted up to $1,500 towards the U.S. Army’s Career Skills Program. This support was made newly possible as of December 2021, when Army Emergency Relief allocated $3 million in grants…

Some fees for MWR services set to rise April 1

By Mark Heeter with Installation Management Command Directorate-Europe   WIESBADEN, Germany – The fees for five Army Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) programs and services in IMCOM-Europe will increase beginning April 1, to offset years of rising costs of maintaining them without price increases for the customers.    “Fees for…

USAG Bavaria firefighters rescue German family

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria firefighters rescued three local Germans from an off-post family house fire on Thursday, Jan. 20, along Alte Amberger Strasse in Grafenwoehr.  It was a shocking surprise for the residents of a multi-story house in Grafenwoehr, when massive amounts of smoke flooded the…

USAG Bavaria Environmental Division collects surface water samples across GTA

By Megan McKnight, USAG Bavaria Environmental Division   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Water quality directly impacts environmental and human health; consequently, human actions can influence water quality. Proactive management approaches are some of the best ways to protect, and ensure, healthy water resources. Thus in late December 2021, the U.S. Army…