Eligible veterans authorized installation access, Commissary and AAFES shopping privileges

  By Anna Morelock, U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden   Beginning Jan. 1, 2020, certain veterans received access to Commissary and Exchange services.   Within Germany, due to international agreements with the German Federal Ministry of Finance, this access also requires veterans to register with the U.S. Army Customs Agency- Europe…


Netzaberg Elementary School accepts Great Kindness Challenge

  By, Judy Villanueva, 3rd and 5th-grade School Counselor, Netzaberg Elementary School   NETZABERG, Germany — Netzaberg Elementary School is participating in the Great Kindness Challenge, or GKC, Nov. 14-18.   The challenge is an innovative bully prevention initiative where students do as many kind acts as possible, choosing from…

USAG Bavaria Exchange seeks volunteer groups for community gift wrap program

AAFES News Release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Community volunteer groups looking to raise money — and spread some holiday cheer this season — can turn to the Tower Barracks Main Store and Hohenfels Retail Store, which seek partners for the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s annual community gift wrap…

The Netzaberg Chapel set to open February 2017

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The chapel overlooking the Netzaberg village here is on pace to open its doors for services in February 2017, according to lead managers.   Begun in November 2013, the new chapel will replace the aged one located on Tower Barracks.   The $15 million project, with…

Professional fitness classes anytime, anywhere

  USAG Bavaria Family & MWR news release   The WELLBEATS system delivers virtual fitness programming that covers a variety of fitness classes anywhere from 20 to 60 minutes at all fitness levels.   The system also has Fit Tests offering a benchmark for participants to measure their progress over…

Bathe in beer in the Czech Republic

  By Molly Hayden, USAG Bavaria Public Affairs   CHODOVA PLANA, Czech Republic — While German culture is bathed in mores of beer, their neighbors to the east have taken it one step further — by literally bathing themselves in beer.   Tucked away in the Bohemian town of Chodova…

675th Contracting Team conducts customer education

  Regional Contracting Office Bavaria news release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — With exercise Austere Challenge 17 set to commence January 2017, the 675th Contracting Team’s Capt. Ryan Oliver and Capt. Kimberly Marra recently conducted customer education at the Exercise Support Division here at Camp Aachen.   The purpose of contracting…

Grafenwoehr Elementary School and Grafenwoehr Elementary School PTA Recognized Nationally as a School of Excellence

Grafenwoehr, Germany — National Parent Teacher Association, or PTA, has once again recognized Grafenwoehr Elementary School and the Grafenwoehr Elementary School PTA as a National PTA School of Excellence for their achievement in building effective family-school partnerships.   Research shows that when families and schools work together, student achievement increases,…

Soldiers paraglide over the Garmisch mountains, building personal courage

  By Andrea Griesser, USAG Bavaria Garmisch Public Affairs   GARMISCH, Germany — Twelve Soldiers from the Garmisch Community, Marshall Center and NATO School in Oberammergau enjoyed a breath-taking paragliding flight over Garmisch-Partenkirchen on Sept. 23.   In conjunction with September’s Suicide Awareness Month, a group of Soldiers conducted a resiliency…

Toyland Opens at Tower Barracks Main Store Oct 21

  Army & Air Force Exchange Service news release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – The Tower Barracks Main Store toy aisle will transform into a paradise of play when the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s special Toyland section launches Oct. 21.   Stocked with the hottest fall toys for boys…

USAG Bavaria Exchanges bring back fee-free layaway for the holidays

Army & Air Force Exchange Service news release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Once again, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is offering fee-free layaway for Soldiers, families and retirees who want to get a jump-start on their holiday shopping and keep gifts hidden safely out of sight from prying…