Netzaberg Elementary School holds St. Martin’s Lantern Parade

  Story courtesy of Netzaberg Elementary School   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Students at Netzaberg Elementary school participated in the 4th annual “Netzaberg Lantern Walk” around the school grounds on Nov. 5.   NES’ new principal, Arturo Rivera, led the annual event, along with host nation teachers Melanie Waechter-Greulich and Veronica…


‘Small Steps Save Lives’ campaign increases suicide awareness, prevention

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Defense Department rolled out a new campaign theme to recognize a major public health concern in our community and many military communities around the globe.   “September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. This year’s theme is ‘Small Steps Save Lives,’ which emphasizes the small changes service…

Bavaria Housing Office releases how-to video series for newcomers, residents

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — As a way to better serve customers’ needs, the U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Housing Office has released a new ‘How-To’ video series for Army housing residents.   The video series is based on the most common service orders submitted by residents. The videos are released regularly on the garrison’s…

USAG Bavaria child wins art category in 2019 Young Lives, BIG stories contest

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — A U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria child is one of seven winners of the 2019 Young Live, BIG Stories contest sponsored by the U.S. Army Installation Management Command’s Child and Youth Services.   Therese Mesina won for her art submission in the 3- to 4-year old category.…

Grafenwoehr Exchange shoppers can support Army, Air Force relief programs at the Exchange

  AAFES News Release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is giving shoppers another chance to support Soldiers and Airmen in need during its second Give and Get Back donation period of the year.   Sept. 13 to 17, shoppers can donate to either Army…

Clear bulk trash, other waste during Fall Cleanup

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Every year, as the trees become bare and leaves pile up along sidewalks and lawns, the U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Directorate of Public Works leads a concerted effort to beautify the installation before the season gives way to the cold, snowy months of winter.   Service…

Foreign soil prohibited from entering US

  By Julie Aliaga-Milos, USEUCOM Agriculture Advisor   The United States Department of Agriculture restricts or prohibits the entry of many agricultural products, which can carry foreign pests and diseases that harm American agriculture and our environment.   A major pest or disease outbreak could mean higher grocery bills, shortages…

System migration will affect soldier health assessments Sept. 8-11

U.S. Army Medical Department Activity Bavaria Public Affairs    VILSECK, Germany — All Medical Operational Data System (MODS) Medical Readiness applications will be offline Sept. 8-11, 2019, due to migration to the Army Analytics Group.   Applications affected by the migration include Medical Protection System (MEDPROS), Medical Web Data Entry…

Red Cross holds drawing, writing contests for children in September

  VILSECK, Germany — The American Red Cross is promoting activities during National Preparedness Month to bring awareness to our communities. One of the activities they are hosting is a writing and drawing contest for children with prizes for those who win. It is also a great way for kids to…

National Preparedness Month: Red Cross asks everyone to prepare for the next emergency

by Savannah Robinson, American Red Cross Field Office Coordinator   VILSECK, Germany — September is National Preparedness Month. It’s the perfect time for people to get their household ready in case an emergency should occur. The American Red Cross prepares all year for disasters and urges everyone to Be Red…

Mobile apps for alerts and weather warnings in Germany

  The U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Antiterrorism Office recommends residents stay up-to-date through local news sources about the area they live when they are in or out-of-town.    Several apps are available to get notified about official alerts and weather warnings.   KATWARN   KATWARN is a free mobile app service…