German and American civilian employees honored during the length of service award ceremony

    HOHENFELS, Germany — Fifty-nine German and American civilian awardees gathered with friends, colleagues and peers to be recognized for their outstanding years of service to the U.S. Army in a ceremony, here, May 17.   These garrison employees served anywhere from 10 to 50 years each and together…


Joey Scaletta, a nurse consultant for infection prevention and control for U.S. Army Medical Department Activity Bavaria, explains the importance of safety and being careful when handling sharps, medical devices like needles, scalpels, and other tools that cut or go into the skin. (Photo by Alain M. Polynice, MEDDAC-B Public Affairs)

Nurse consultant works to keep MEDDAC Bavaria infection free

  By Alain M. Polynice, U.S. Army Medical Department Activity Bavaria Public Affairs Office   VILSECK, Germany — When it comes to infection prevention, Joey Scaletta, a nurse consultant for infection prevention and control for U.S. Army Medical Department Activity Bavaria, is passionate about his job and how he is…

Celebrating volunteers: The backbone of our community

  GARMISCH, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria – Garmisch community volunteers were recognized for their commitment and support during the annual Volunteer Recognition Ceremony held April 4 on Artillery Kaserne.   From March 2018 to March 2019, volunteers in the Garmisch community donated more than 6,500 hours of their…

Purple Up! Grafenwoehr Exchange rewards military children with free treat April 13

  AAFES NEWS RELEASE   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — I scream, you scream, we all scream – for military kids!   On April 13, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is celebrating Purple Up Day, a worldwide recognition of the strength and sacrifice of military children, by offering free treats…

Army G-4 offers tips to prepare for the peak moving season

  By U.S. Army G-4   WASHINGTON — Up to 60,000 household goods shipments for Soldiers, civilians and family members are expected to be moved this summer, and U.S. Army Logistics, HQDA G-4, is providing some tips to help make your move less stressful.   MOVE PLANNING AND EXECUTION  …

44th Expeditionary Signal Battalion cases colors, bids farewell to Grafenwoehr

  By William King, 2d Theater Signal Brigade    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – The 44th Expeditionary Signal Battalion cased its colors and bid farewell to Tower Barracks at a ceremony April 2, 2019, in Grafenwoehr.    The battalion is relocating to Baumholder as part of overseas force structure changes resulting from…

Sgt. Roy Buendia of 2nd Cavalry Regiment wins USAREUR Paralegal Warrior Competition

  By Emily Jennings, U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden   WIESBADEN, Germany – A junior enlisted paralegal specialist from Vicenza and non-commissioned officer paralegal from Vilseck took the top honors in U.S. Army Europe’s 2019 Paralegal Warrior Competition March 27-29 at Clay Kaserne.   Spc. Laura Nyanankpe, Headquarters and Headquarters Company,…

All you need to know about the German ‘TV tax’ and how to avoid it

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — There are a few things you should know about the mandatory German radio, TV and internet fee, generally referred to as “TV tax,” and how to obtain a waiver for the payment if you are in Germany under the SOFA agreement.   The Rundfunkbeitrag, or TV…

Public Health Command Europe offers guidance on how to stay tick-free this year

  By Michelle Thum, Regional Health Command Europe   As people spend more time outdoors, so do many insects and pests. Among those are ticks, which can carry several potentially serious diseases. One of the most common is Lyme disease.    According to Public Health Command Europe officials, a person…

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Red Cross announces 2019 Dental Assistant Training Program

  USAG Bavaria American Red Cross News Release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The American Red Cross and the Tower Barracks Dental Clinic will be offering a Dental Assistant Training Program beginning Fall 2019.   The program is designed for those without dental assisting experience and requires a total of 1,040…

Hohenfels Commissary honors Vietnam War Veterans

  HOHENFELS, Germany — In observance of National Vietnam War Veterans Day, the Defense Commissary Agency Hohenfels reflected on the service and sacrifice of these veterans and their families during a ceremony held here March 29.   After the official opening ceremony, veterans and their families came together for some…