Support military relief programs: Grafenwoehr Exchange shoppers can Give, Get Back June 14-18

AAFES NEWS RELEASE   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — For the third consecutive year, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is partnering with Army Emergency Relief and the Air Force Assistance Fund to help service members and military families in need through the Give and Get Back campaign.   From June…


‘Not Guilty’ at Grafenwoehr Elementary School

  By Destini Haith and Gabby Wilson, Grafenwoehr Elementary School fifth-grade students (with assistance from Dr. Hunter)   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — On Monday, May 2, fifth-grade students from Grafenwoehr Elementary School traveled to Vilseck Rose Barracks to conduct a mock trial, called People v. Woody.   The Mock Trial was…

Understanding the background check process for volunteers, contractors working with children

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Everyone working with children in U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria must pass a criminal history background check, in compliance with public law, Department of Defense instructions and Army directives.   This requirement, outlined in DoDI 1402.5 and AD 2014-23, is one measure the Army uses to ensure…

Grafenwoehr Elementary School presents Annie the Musical

  By Megan Fife, Grafenwoehr Elementary School fifth-grade student   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Grafenwoehr Elementary School will host the musical, Annie on Thursday, May 12 at 6:30 p.m.   Each spring, our teachers, Ms. Levison, Ms. Bentley, and Mrs. Sobey organize a musical for the students of Grafenwoehr Elementary School.…

Vietnam veteran serves up sandwiches, stories at Hohenfels Subway

  By Conner Hammett, Army & Air Force Exchange Service Public Affairs   HOHENFELS, Germany — Every day, Willie Alexander is in constant physical pain.   Yet the 74-year- old reports for every shift at the Hohenfels Exchange Subway restaurant, eager to serve and put smiles on the faces of…

How to get AFN television at home off-post

  How can I get AFN television at my home? We asked the professionals, and here’s what they said.   If base cable is not available to you the viewer, then you can receive AFN via satellite if you have the required equipment. AFN does not charge for programming, and…

College graduates, teachers recognized at May graduation ceremony

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria 2016 college graduates and award-winning teachers from on-post universities were recognized for their academic achievements at a graduation ceremony here May 6.   “It is an honor and privilege to be around such a talented group of Soldiers, family members, civilians and…

Top 10 tips for motorcycle drivers and passengers

    By Keith “Leo” Lear, USAG Bavaria Safety Officer   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — May is the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), and U.S. Army Motorcycle Safety Month. The USAG Bavaria Safety page has the info you need on motorcycle safety. Here are your Top 10 Motorcycle Safety Tips:…

Understanding bicycle rules on and off post

  By Ms. Jessica Lipari (USAREUR)   As John F. Kennedy once said, “Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of riding a bike.”   Whether taking a leisurely bike ride with the family, using a bicycle as a means of transportation or riding a bike as part of one’s fitness…

Register nonoperational vehicles to avoid towing

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — With the opening of a permanent abandoned vehicle lot May 2, U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria moves to the next phase of its plan to clear abandoned vehicles from Rose and Tower Barracks.    Starting in May, military police will tag unregistered, unplated vehicles on Rose Barracks,…

Prague a city of architecture and epicurean delight

  By Alexis Tucker   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — If you haven’t been drawn into the bustling city of Prague yet, get ready to be mesmerized by the elaborate architecture.   Although the city can be touristy at times, it still maintains its charm and romantic appearance. With architecture that varies…