Grafenwoehr Child Development Center closing for renovation, expansion

  USAG Bavaria Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Tower Barracks Child Development Center at U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria will temporarily close for renovations and expansion beginning Nov. 1, 2019.   On Monday, Nov. 4, the Tower Barracks CDC hourly care program…


What is an insider threat and how do I identify one?

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — An insider threat is a malicious threat to an organization that comes from a person or people within the organization.   Insider threats can include employees, former employees, contractors or business associates.   Insider threats typically have inside information concerning the organization’s security practices and data and…

Repairs require hot water cutoff at some Rose Barracks buildings Sept. 9-13

  VILSECK, Germany — Construction crews shut off hot water at select locations here on Rose Barracks Sept. 9-13.   The Directorate of Public Works must repair a heating line leak in the vicinity of the Jesse L. Williams Fitness Center, Bldg. 323, before the weather turns cold.   The…

Traffic restricted to one-way on Netzaberg Village Center

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Traffic will be restricted to one-way traffic beginning Aug. 23.   The Directorate of Public Works will construct concrete barriers that will create one-way traffic flow at Netzaberg school complex.   The implementation of barriers and one-way traffic flow is to reduce congestion and increase the safety…

AAFES warns of scams targeting its vehicle shoppers

AAFES News Release   DALLAS, Texas — According to a recent Better Business Bureau study, service members are more susceptible to fraud than average consumers. In fact, scammers using the name “Exchange Inc.” have been attempting to fool Soldiers and Airmen into thinking they are working with the Army &…

USAG Bavaria CYS upgrades to more modern DOD website to request childcare

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — In July of this year U.S. Garrison Bavaria communities of Grafenwoehr, Vilseck, Hohenfels and Garmisch began using the new version of MilitaryChildCare.com (MCC 2.0) which is the standardized waitlist utilized Army-wide to request childcare.   “The latest version of militarychildcare.com is more efficient for families to…

Safety, security key to social media use

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — These days we can’t go a moment or move a step without immediate access to some form of social media, but that kind of access can also impact operational security.   If there is a single breach in security, it could cost lives. Practicing poor safety…

Grafenwoehr Exchange expands in-store pickup, brings convenience to shoppers

  AAFES News Release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Online shopping is more convenient than ever for U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Soldiers and their families with the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s expanded buy online, pickup in-store service.   Military shoppers can buy items at ShopMyExchange.com and pick them up…

Vilseck’s rich history included tolls

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – Vilseck used to be a border town in the bishop’s district, and charged toll fees for people passing the city of Vilseck in a time when the night watchman announced the hour several times throughout the night and day.    Vilseck’s rich history dates back to 930…

Netzaberg Express returns to school-year hours August 19

AAFES News Release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — With Department of Defense Education Activity schools starting up for the new school year, the Netzaberg Express will switch hours on weekdays back to their school schedule.   Starting August 19, the Netzaberg Express will change opening hours to Monday through Friday 7…

MEDDAC Bavaria command team retires, new team in charge

  by Alain M. Polynice, U.S. Army Medical Department Activity Bavaria Public Affairs Original article at www.army.mil/article/225371/   VILSECK, Germany — Col. E. Lee Bryan and Command Sgt. Maj. Kasandra Boulier formally accepted the command team reins of the U.S. Army Medical Department Activity Bavaria from Col. Mark Swofford and…