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…


SURVEY: Determine the future of town hall forums at Rose and Tower Barracks

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Bavaria, garrisons exist to ensure the life, health and safety of the community. Our service members and families are a major part of each community. Garrison leadership wants to connect, inform and empower community members.   A town hall is just one way to do that.…

Garmisch Tricare Beneficiary Services Office to Close Sept 1

  U.S. Army Medical Department Activity Bavaria Public Affairs   The Garmisch Tricare Beneficiary Services Representative Office, located on Artillery Kaserne, Bldg. 203, will officially close September 1, 2016.   The elimination of the Tricare representative in Garmisch comes as the military’s Tricare health care program for families and veterans…

Honey bee colonies rescued from buildings set to be demolished

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Environmental Division’s Phillip Glaab and Helmut Schwindl of USAG Bavaria Directorate of Public Works recently relocated two honey bee colonies in buildings marked for demolition due to safety hazards.   Glaab identified the honey bees during the legally-required environmental review during the demolition project and contacted Helmut…

New Java Café at Rose Barracks Library

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — A new Java Café opened Aug. 26 at the Rose Barracks Library, and visitors can now enjoy specialty coffee drinks, all-day breakfast, grilled lunches and free Wi-Fi.   The new café, located at the Rose Barracks Library, Bldg. 227, is open for breakfast and lunch from 7…

The Bavaria Community & Spouses’ Club: What we do

By Jan Meert, Bavaria Community & Spouses’ Club President   Don’t stop reading just because you saw “spouses” in the title!   Hopefully you also caught the “Bavarian Community” part. We are a private organization open to all DoD ID card holders — meaning active duty military, civilians, retirees, and…

Software issues with new school meal program to be resolved soon

A message from the Exchange about the new school meal program.   Dear Parents/Guardian:   The Exchange School Meal Program at overseas locations has implemented a new software program that provides several new features, including an on-line application process for the Free and Reduced School Meal program.  This new process…

Exchange improves overseas school lunches this year

  Army & Air Force Exchange Service Public Affairs   The Army & Air Force Exchange Service will implement several improvements to its overseas school lunch program this year.   Starting in the fall semester, the Exchange will expand menu options, bring in higher-quality food ingredients and implement a new…

‘Salad Wednesdays’ at Tower & Rose Barracks and Hohenfels Exchange

  Army & Air Force Exchange Service news release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Soldiers wanting to eat right and save money can turn to restaurants at the Tower & Rose Barracks and Hohenfels Exchange for “Salad Wednesday.”   Every Wednesday, Tower & Rose Barracks and Hohenfels diners can take $2…

Playground pump and stroller-friendly walks: Fun summer activities with small children

GARMISCH, Germany — Two New Parent Support Programs, coordinated by Army Community Service’s Kara Tobin, connect family members in Garmisch this summer.   Both programs offer an opportunity for fitness, fresh air and chatting with other parents.   The Playground Pump group meets at one of the playgrounds in the…

USAG Bavaria 1 of 6 garrisons selected for Soldier transition pilot program

  U.S. Army Human Resources Command news release   From Aug. 27 – Sept. 1, a team from the Soldier for Life – Transition Assistance Program (SFL-TAP) Office located at Ft. Knox, KY is visiting USAG Bavaria to train senior leaders, government staff, and contract staff on a new Army…