#BetterAtBavaria: How the largest overseas installation supports its community

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — If you follow U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria on social media, you can expect to see the tag #BetterAtBavaria more often.   So what does it mean?   #BetterAtBavaria is our way of telling both new and seasoned community members about the resources and services provided by…


Army spouse finds fulfillment through skincare home-based business

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Sophia Turner, a military spouse, who struggled with adjusting to stay-at-home mom life, found fulfillment when she created her handmade luxury skincare company called The Willow Tree.      Turner now operates as an official home-based business at USAG Bavaria after founding her business six years ago.…

BCSC announces spring 2019 grant application dates

  BCSC news release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Bavaria Community and Spouses Club is pleased to announce our Spring 2019 Community Outreach Grants application will be open March 1 and close March 31, 2019. The application will be available at our website.   BCSC Community Outreach Grants are issued…

Expect longer wait times for birth abroad no-fee passports

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Expect longer processing times for no-fee passports processed with Consular Reports of Birth Abroad, according to the U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Passport Office.   The USAG Bavaria Passport Office reports that the State Department has changed the issuance facility for no-fee passports for newborns.   Due…

Norovirus outbreak impacts U.S. military facilities in Germany

  Ms. Michelle Thum (Regional Health Command Europe)   Multiple U.S. military installations in Germany are experiencing an increase in norovirus cases, as a result of significant norovirus activity being reported throughout Germany.    Norovirus is the official name for a group of viruses that cause the stomach flu. Healthcare…

Activate authentication on Common Access Card by March 31

    Video by Katryn McCalment, Headquarters, Department of the Army, Chief Information Officer/G-6   Army Common Access Card (CAC) holders have until March 31, 2019, to activate their Personal Identity Verification (PIV) Authentication certificate to ensure uninterrupted access to military networks and data.   Mandated by the DoD, the…

Military Police builds trust in communities while deployed

      By Capt. Katherine Troxell, 551st MP Co.    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Something as small as a cup of coffee can have a lasting expression that can last a lifetime.    Soldiers assigned to 716th Military Police Battalion, 551st Military Police Company, ‘Hooligans’, enjoyed a cup of coffee…

Total Army Sponsorship Program Rodeo March 14 at USAG Bavaria

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria hosts its annual Total Army Sponsorship Rodeo, March 14, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Rose Barracks Multi-Purpose Complex, Bldg. 134, in Vilseck.     USAG Bavaria’s Directorate of Human Resources conducts the TASP rodeo to aid leaders and sponsors during…

USAG Bavaria’s CIFs closed for inventory Feb. 4-15

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria’s Central Issue Facilities will be closed for a change of accountability officer inventory in February.     Both the CIF at Rose Barracks and Hohenfels (HTA) will be closed Feb. 4-15.   CIF will provide emergency ETS and chapter support for service members…

Top things to do in Vilseck

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The city of Vilseck dates back to the year 920. Close to Rose Barracks, Vilseck offers a variety of traditions, food and events.   Official Links   City of Vilseck website   Vilseck Video   Historic   Castle Burg Dagestein   Tuermer Museum   Hiking   Vilseck…

Exchange partners with H&R Block offering tax preparation service

  AAFES news release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Europe tax centers will re-prioritize services in 2019 and focus assistance on those that generally make less than $54,000 per year, in accordance with Army regulations and IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance guidelines.   To help service members and their…