German and American civilian employees honored during the length of service award ceremony

    HOHENFELS, Germany — Fifty-nine German and American civilian awardees gathered with friends, colleagues and peers to be recognized for their outstanding years of service to the U.S. Army in a ceremony, here, May 17.   These garrison employees served anywhere from 10 to 50 years each and together…


Grafenwoehr Exchange to recognize Vietnam Veterans March 29

  AAFES NEWS RELEASE   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — For the second year in a row, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service will honor Vietnam Veterans for their service and sacrifice on March 29, National Vietnam War Veterans Day.   Veterans who served on active duty in the U.S. Armed…

Exchange gives away thousands in prizes for ‘Free Fridays’

  AAFES News Release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — As if anyone needed another reason to love Fridays. The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is continuing its Free Friday giveaways in 2019, offering U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Soldiers and their families a chance to win riding lawn mowers, furniture, grills,…

Author takes virtual trip to Hohenfels, Germany

  HOHENFELS, Germany — A North Carolina author supported Read Across America Day for military children attending Hohenfels Elementary School, here, in Germany.    March 1 is a special day at many schools across America and is celebrated by reading books and wearing red for the birthday of Dr. Seuss.…

New thrift shop hours in Graf, Vilseck beginning April 2

Bavaria Community and Spouses Club news release   The Bavaria Community and Spouses Club Thrift Shops will have new hours beginning Tuesday, April 2, 2019.   Both the Grafenwoehr and Vilseck shops will have the same hours.   Monday: Closed   Tuesday: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.   Wednesday: 11…

USAG Bavaria certifies IMCOM-E senior leaders to administer new Army fitness test

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria hosted the Installation Management Command-Europe Senior Enlisted Seminar on Tower Barracks, March 6-7.   During the seminar, senior leaders within IMCOM-E received level one and level two certification for the new Army Combat Fitness Test.   “The certification training was spearheaded by…

IMCOM-Europe names its Best Warriors

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Installation Management Command-Europe announced the winners of its 2019 Best Warrior Competition during a ceremony here March 6.   Sgt. Nicholas Potter, U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria, and Spc. Joshua Lantz, USAG Stuttgart, earned Best Warrior Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year honors.   The two, joined…

I just got orders to USAG Bavaria and I need a sponsor. Now what?

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Soldiers PCSing to the U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria in Grafenwoehr, Vilseck, Hohenfels or Garmisch will need to use Army Career Tracker’s Total Army Sponsorship Program  to request a sponsor and initiate the DA Form 5434 (Sponsorship Program Counseling and Information Sheet).   Dubbed the Total Army…

Housing town halls complete. Now what?

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Leadership with 7th Army Training Command and U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria are taking action after having conducted six town halls Feb. 25 – 28 across Bavaria to address housing problems and questions.   The town halls — which drew in 1,005 community members from Grafenwoehr,…

Read Across America guides children to read in Hohenfels

  HOHENFELS, Germany — Thirty-eight community members from the Joint Multinational Readiness Center took part in the annual celebration known as Read Across America Day by reading one or more of their favorite children’s books to Hohenfels Elementary School students, here, March 1.   This year was different. Author Hunter…

Scoop the poop: Removing pet waste enhances human, environmental health

  By Christa Rolls, USAG Bavaria Environmental Division   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Residents of U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria housing areas have recently expressed concerns about pet waste being left in community green spaces.   In one year, a dog can produce nearly 400 pounds of poop, which is equivalent to…