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…

Military Brats can win treats at Grafenwoehr Exchange April 18

    AAFES news release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – What’s pint-sized, wears purple and is tough enough to meet the challenges of a military upbringing? Military brats!   On April 18, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service at Tower Barracks, Rose Barracks and Hohenfels will celebrate Purple Up Day,…

CID seeks qualified officers to join warrant officer ranks

U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command news release   QUANTICO, Virginia — The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command is seeking first lieutenants and captains, from all military occupational specialties, interested in becoming CID Special Agents to submit applications to transition to a CID Special Agent warrant officer, MOS 311A.   MILPER…

One Community Road closed April 16-30

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany ─ One Community Road will be partially closed April 16 to 30 for necessary emergency repairs.   Personally owned vehicles and non-tactical vehicles will not be allowed between Gate 4 and Rose Barracks Gate 2 during this time. All POV and NTV traffic should take the off-post…

The male Soldier-Athlete of the year is in Grafenwoehr

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – The male Soldier-Athlete of the year is Sgt. 1st Class David L. Moore stationed in Grafenwoehr, Bavaria.   Moore, a platoon sergeant with Echo Forward Support Troop, Regimental Engineer Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, have been selected by the All-Army Sports Office.   “It’s humbling to represent the…

Renovations at Netzaberg Express thru fall 2018; mobile support offered

  By Chris Litch, Army & Air Force Exchange Service   NETZABERG, Germany – On 19 April, the Netzaberg Express will undergo a major interior renovation.   Renovations are not expect to be complete until late fall 2018. With the closure of the main facility, the Grafenwoehr Exchange will bring…

Easter events, services at USAG Bavaria

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Spring brings the promise of longer days, warmer weather and flowers to brighten the landscape. In Germany — and particularly southern Germany — pre-Lenten and Easter traditions abound.   Bavarian culture prepares for the Easter season with the pre-Lenten celebration of Fasching. The word Fasching dates back to…

Things you didn’t know: Easter traditions in Germany

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — When it comes to celebrations in Germany, colorfully decorated trees aren’t just for Christmas anymore.   Roughly four weeks before Easter — which falls on April 1, 2018 — handcrafted eggs dangle from the branches of birch trees, symbolizing new life and fertility, and towns, big and…

The Garmisch Community Library Presents: Oliver Pötzsch

by Katherine Livingstone   GARMISCH, Germany — It was a book reading. It was a puppet show. It was a concert. It was Oliver Pötzsch!   Once again, Bavarian author Oliver Pötzsch regaled the Garmisch community, with his smart blend of stories, music, and medieval show and tell. This year it…

OPINION: What I wish someone had told me before I moved to USAG Bavaria

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Moving to an amazing, culturally-diverse area as U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria involves a lot of planning and forethought.   As with any permanent change of station, or PCS, it’s imperative to keep your head high and remain optimistic.   But don’t be fooled: It won’t…

Grafenwoehr Exchange honoring Vietnam Veterans March 29

  AAFES news release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — In partnership with the United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service at Tower Barracks Main Exchange will honor all who served during the Vietnam War with free commemorative lapel pins marking the war’s 50th anniversary.…