Second week of the Summer Sense Campaign shares recipes for the family

By Laura Garcia, program specialist with Army Substance Abuse Program (ASAP) Looking for ways to have fun with the family? Try an old fashioned barbecue, as it can be done without a great deal of travel. You can also involve the kids in creating non-open flame dishes for the whole…


Students sow seeds and harvest knowledge in school gardens

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Autumn is a time of harvest, and student farmers from Netzaberg, Grafenwoehr and Vilseck Elementary Schools are doing just that in their school gardens.   In gardens filled with flowers, vegetables, fruits and herbs, students are discovering where food comes from and what it takes to grow…

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Bank information stolen from off-post ATM skimming near Tower Barracks

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Hundreds of bank card and personal identification numbers were reportedly stolen over an October weekend by skimmers attached to ATMs located off-post Tower Barracks, according to bank officials here.   An estimated 800 accounts were affected and tens of thousands of dollars was stolen from the Grafenwoehr…

USAG Bavaria Holiday Worship Schedule 2016

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Protestant, Catholic and non-denominational worship services are available on-post for upcoming religious holidays at Garmisch, Grafenwoehr, Hohenfels and Vilseck.   U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Religious Support Office, or RSO, prepared the holiday worship schedule. The services cover Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years. Regular weekend worship services during the…

Women across USAG Bavaria meet for ‘A Night of Refreshing’

    By Lori Hambrick, Protestant Women of the Chapel   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Protestant Women of the Chapel hosted “A Night of Refreshing,” an event featuring author and speaker Dr. Brenda Pace, here at the Tower Barracks community chapel Oct. 19.   Women from Rose Barracks and Hohenfels attended…

Take the garrison 22-day pushup challenge and save a life

  By Victoria Thompson, USAG Bavaria Public Affairs   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The USAG Bavaria Chaplain is issuing a garrison-wide pushup challenge beginning Veterans Day, Nov. 11, to generate more awareness of veteran suicide and as an opportunity to talk about resources.   Officially launched by a non-profit in 2013,…

Grafenwoehr Exchange extends return policy during holiday season

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Army & Air Force Exchange Service, or AAFES, is extending its return policy for items purchased between Nov. 1 and Dec. 24 to give extra convenience to military shoppers this holiday season.   The Exchange’s standard policy allows returns anywhere from up to 15 to 90…

American Education Week at Tower & Rose Barracks Nov 14-18

  American Education Week will be celebrated in Grafenwoehr and Vilseck from Nov. 14-18. This year, Army Continuing Education System, or ACES, joins forces with educators nationwide to strengthen their resolve in providing quality education for Soldiers with the Army’s theme “Army Continuing Education- Investing in our Soldiers, Investing in the…

Garmisch students design boxes for Pumpkin Drop experiment

  GARMISCH — Garmisch Elementary and Middle School’s second annual Pumpkin Drop was held Oct. 27 in front of the school. Students, teachers and parents gathered to watch teams participate in the festive after-school engineering experiment.   Garmisch Elementary and Middle School, or GEMS, students joined together in groups, one…

Cuban cigar ban relaxed for US citizens overseas

  By Robert Szostek, U.S. European Command Customs Public Affairs   WIESBADEN, Germany – Persons subject to U.S. jurisdiction may now buy Cuban-origin merchandise, including alcohol and tobacco products, while in a third country for personal consumption.   These products may be consumed while in a third country or imported…

Exchange expands ‘Business to Business’ site for government purchase cardholders

AAFES news release   DALLAS – The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is making it easier than ever for Government Purchase Card (GPC) holders to procure office and facility supplies, military tactical gear and much more through its Business to Business Delivery Center at www.shopmyexchange.com/businessdelivery.   The Business Delivery…