Grafenwoehr Child Development Center closing for renovation, expansion

  USAG Bavaria Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Tower Barracks Child Development Center at U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria will temporarily close for renovations and expansion beginning Nov. 1, 2019.   On Monday, Nov. 4, the Tower Barracks CDC hourly care program…


Purple Up! at Grafenwoehr Elementary School

  By Savannah Bussa and Alessandra Porres in Dr. Hunter’s fifth grade class   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — On Wednesday, April 20, the students of Grafenwoehr Elementary School celebrated Purple Up! Day, a day for military kids from every branch of service to celebrate their contributions to the military.   Every…

Grafenwoehr, Vilseck volunteers honored — lifting spirits, touching lives

  VILSECK, Germany — There are 460 of them among us here on-post and without them we are like a table missing a leg. They are busy at work. In just the last 12 months, they’ve logged 33 years’ worth of man hours. Over 240 on-post organizations currently use their…

Netzaberg students weigh job options at career day

    By Netzaberg Elementary School fourth- and fifth-grade students   NETZABERG, Germany — Teachers and students at the elementary school here hosted a career day, which drew in a number of professionals from across the garrison.   The event familiarized fourth- and fifth-grade students from Netzaberg Elementary School with…

National Day of Prayer observance May 5 at Tower Barracks

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The National Day of Prayer is an annual observance which takes place on the first Thursday in May.   The day’s purpose is to provide information on the National Day of Prayer observance and its significance to the United States Army.   The National Day of…

The commissary surcharge explained

Defense Commissary Agency news release   FORT LEE, Va. – The commissary surcharge – the 5 percent added to every customer’s bill – is not a tax. That’s just one of several facts about the surcharge that even some of the savviest commissary customers are sometimes surprised to learn.  …

Request legal assistance appointment online in Bavaria

Brought to you by the Seventh Army JMTC Office of the Staff Judge Advocate   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Seventh Army Joint Multinational Training Command, or JMTC, Legal Assistance Offices in Bavaria are now taking requests for appointments online.   Service members and their families can request an appointment from any…

CID: Automobile hacking—It’s not a myth

  U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command news release   There is nothing quite like the feeling of wheeling down the open road, blazing a path to your destination, streaming tunes on your interconnected entertainment system. You’re in control. But how much control do you really have?   Auto manufacturers use…

What you can’t send through an APO in Germany, and why

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — DOD personnel with an APO address in Germany are subject to international customs regulations and are prohibited from ordering several products.   According to Andre Hutchinson, USAG Bavaria Customs Inspector, the list of authorized products is determined by German Customs, U.S. Customs, the U.S. Army, the…

Elicitation – Don’t be fooled

  USAG Bavaria Security Office news release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Be aware of elicitation. It is hard to recognize, easy to deny and has a high potential for irreparable damage.   What is elicitation?   Elicitation is the strategic use of conversation to subtly extract information about you, your…

Army recognizes Bavaria employees for length of service

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Sixty German and American civilian employees were honored for 20, 25, 30, 35 and 40 years of service to the U.S. Army in a ceremony here April 15.   In opening remarks, garrison commander Col. Mark Colbrook highlighted the importance of the civilian workforce in supporting…