USAG Bavaria recognizes, awards community volunteers

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — April is National Volunteer Month. To celebrate, Army Community Service teams recently recognized local volunteers at ceremonies across U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria.   Last year, 376 volunteers were registered within the USAG Bavaria footprint — which includes Tower Barracks, Rose Barracks, Hohenfels and Garmsich. Furthermore, these volunteers…

Annual Overseas Housing Allowance Survey 2022

Defense Travel Management Office News Release GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Germany’s annual Overseas Housing Allowance Survey will be conducted online from Jan. 1 to March 31, 2022. This year’s survey will capture actual utility expense and recurring maintenance expense amounts provided by participants, referencing utility bills and receipts or estimates for…

Translation: New ordinance on infection protection measures from Dec. 14, 2021

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 Dec. 14, the Bavarian State Government announced several changes to the current…

AWAG hosts annual seminar for USAG Bavaria community members

by Joe Stephens, AWAG Bavaria Seminar Volunteer & Attendee   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Americans Working Around the Globe hosted its annual local area seminar at the Tower Barracks Conference Center, on Nov. 16. “Let’s Build Bavaria” was an in-person workshop event, designed for military community members of U.S. Army Garrison…

Special appreciation screening at Tower Barracks Reel Time Theater

  AAFES Press Release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Exchange Reel Time Theaters and Lionsgate have teamed up for the first time to offer a free, special appreciation screening of the upcoming family comedy adventure film “American Underdog” starring Zachary Levi, at the Tower Barracks Reel Time Theater on Saturday,…

405th AFSB BASOPS Maintenance apprentices bring fresh perspectives, new approaches

  By Cameron Porter, 405th AFSB Public Affairs Officer   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – Fresh perspectives and new approaches – that’s what the 405th Army Field Support Brigade believes its Base Support Operations Maintenance apprenticeship program brings to the communities it supports – and two apprentices in the program couldn’t agree…

1ABCT Soldiers honor the fallen in Hohenfels

  HOHENFELS, Germany — While at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center for training requirements, Soldiers from the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division made it a point to come together and pay their respects by cleaning the Polish prisoner of war cemetery located within the U.S. Army Garrison…

Christmas traditions in Germany

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – The holiday season is around the corner, and soon Christmas will follow. While there are many similarities between Christmas celebrations in the United States and Germany, there are some differences and special events that U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria community members should know while celebrating overseas.   Adventskranz…

Soldiers collect toys for host nation children at GTA march

By Sgt. Brea DuBose, Broadcaster with AFN Bavaria   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Across U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria, organizations teamed up to deliver holiday cheer by conducting the annual Operation Toy Drop and Delivery event on Wednesday, Dec. 1. Soldiers and their families gathered community-donated toys in boxes at the Bunker…

Translation: New ordinance on infection protection measures from Dec. 2, 2021

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/ Federal Cabinet of Germany (Bundesregierung) Press Release   BERLIN — The following decisions were made on Dec. 2, 2021, by the…

Grafenwoehr Exchange rewards classroom excellence with You Made the Grade program

AAFES News Release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – Whether learning at home or in the classroom, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is recognizing military students for academic accomplishments through its You Made the Grade program. Students in grades first through 12, who maintain a B average or higher, are…