Gate 6 re-opens; construction ends early to improve security and traffic flow

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Tower Barracks Gate 6 reopened ahead of schedule May 21 to inbound POV traffic as construction crews complete updates.   Construction was awarded and completed to enhance customer service to the 24/7 gate and increase the installation’s overall physical security and force protection.   During…

From family strong to Army strong: How Army chaplains enable ‘spiritual readiness’ at USAG Bavaria

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The USAG Bavaria Religious Support Office helps Soldiers, families and spouses in four communities to support readiness for the troops.   The USAG Bavaria chaplain’s mission is to provide religious support by providing both religious services and counsel. Their broader aim at USAG Bavaria, however, is…

Securing USAG Bavaria a shared responsibility

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – Be empowered, not impaired. Be aware, not afraid.   That’s the logic of the U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria’s antiterrorism officer here, who is reminding community members to stay alert and report suspicious activities.   “I worry that complacency is a vulnerability to our overall security,” said…

Army spouse Maureen Ragle a trail blazer at Bavaria Red Cross

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany –  Maureen Ragle began her service to The American Red Cross as Field Office Coordinator for USAG Bavaria on June 5, 2017.   Ms. Ragle brings a wide variety of experience to her position, as well as specialized education.   “Being with the Red Cross has given…

Stream Olympics for free with the Exchange

  AAFES news release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany  – The Winter Games are about to begin and free streaming of the Olympics for service members and families is back.   The Exchange is honored to partner with Comcast NBCUniversal and local cable, satellite, dMVPD and Telco providers to bring the 2018…

Grafenwoehr Exchange supports Soldier readiness with healthy eating options

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – The Grafenwoehr Exchange now offers more better-for-you dining options than ever, reaffirming its commitment to readiness and resiliency for Soldiers and their families.   As a partner in the Healthy Army Community initiative under the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Army & Air Force…

Tax centers available at USAG Bavaria

  7th Army Training Command Tax Center release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — It is coming up on everyone’s favorite time of year – tax season! As always, the 7th Army Training Command Tax Centers will be providing free federal and state tax return preparation and electronic filing services for all DoD…

Dress up, have fun: It’s Fasching

  Fasching, as it’s known in Bavaria, is crazy and a fun time to be in Germany. Fasching is also known as Karneval or Fastnacht in other parts of Germany. It officially kicked off the Karneval season Nov. 11 at 11:11 a.m. with pre-Lenten festivities.   During Germany’s carnival season,…

Exchange partners with H&R Block offering tax preparation service

  AAFES news release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — According to a Government Accountability Office study, more than 60 percent of taxpayers are likely to file their taxes incorrectly this year.   To help service members and their families avoid what could be a costly tax mistake, the Army & Air…

Celebrating New Year’s Eve in Bavaria

  USAG Stuttgart Public Affairs news release   New Year’s Eve in Germany is a time to celebrate the start of a new year with fireworks, music, and family. Whether you want to party into the early hours of the morning or have a relaxed New Year’s with your family,…

How Netzaberg Elementary shares holiday spirit

By Sonya Gates, Assistant Principal, Netzaberg Elementary School     GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — As part of Netzaberg Elementary School’s Kindness Challenge, NES students participated in spreading kindness and holiday cheer in several ways this season.     First, NES students partnered up with H.A.L.O.S., or Humanos Ayudando Los Oprimidos y Sufridos,…