Maintenance at gates may cause delays, detours Aug. 28-Sept. 10

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Annual gate barrier maintenance at U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria may cause some delays and detours at installations at Tower Barracks, Netzaberg Village Center, Rose Barracks, Hohenfels and Garmisch.   The maintenance is conducted annually to ensure barriers at the gates remain operational.   No gates at any…


3 reasons to go to the Transition Summit

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany—USAG Bavaria is hosting a Transition Summit March 7-8. Organized by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Hiring Our Heroes Foundation and U.S. Army’s Soldier for Life initiative, the event is focused on helping transitioning service members, veterans and their spouses build skills and connections that will lead to…

How NCOs can change a climate and strengthen a squad

  By Staff Sgt. Alfred Hames, 15th Engineer Battalion   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Noncommissioned officers have always led from the front, but a new grass-roots initiative empowers them to effect change across the spectrum. Not in My Squad, or NIMS, is an assessment begun in October 2015 by Sgt. Maj.…

Kallmünz: Daytrip to medieval castle and town

By Alexis Tucker   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — It’s not hard to fall in love with the town Kallmünz, located just over an hour from Grafenwoehr.   The town’s colorful buildings and reflections cast on the water while crossing the medieval stone bridge are humbling. You would think that the Naab,…

IMCOM-E director highlights training opportunities for US, German employees

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Describing the role of U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria within the framework of today’s international geopolitics and uncertain future, the director of Installation Management Command in Europe highlighted expanded training opportunities for U.S. and local national employees at a town hall here Feb. 18.   With the…

7 myths about the Legal Assistance Office explained

By Capt. Clyde J. Kilgore, 7th Army JMTC   Myth #1 — A general power of attorney will allow my spouse to take any action that I could take. False. General powers of attorney are often not accepted by corporations, agencies and institutions. Any organization to whom a power of…

Netzaberg Elementary celebrates a melting pot Fasching

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Netzaberg Elementry School celebrated Fasching Friday with a parade that highlighted countries around the globe.   Peter Lehr, the mayor of Eschenbach, Netzaberg’s partner town, joined the multicultural celebration of fun and friendship.   All 780 NES students participated in the parade, each class sporting…

Fairytale views at the Donaustauf castle ruins

  By Alexis Tucker   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — It’s not every day you can experience views of the Danube River and a snowy covered Walhalla, Germany’s Hall of Fame which resembles the Abe Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. , to fill your day with beauty and wonder.   The castle…

Coping with winter weather woes

  By Nathan Hartvigsen, Grafenwoehr Army Health Clinic   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Winter Solstice is behind us now, so the sunlight will be back before you know it. In the meantime, though, here’s a few tips to keep your spirits up when the winter weather threatens to bring you down.…

Vilseck, Grafenwoehr Health Clinics to offer limited services on alternating Friday Training Holidays

  Bavaria Health Command news release   VILSECK, Germany – U.S. Army Health Clinics in Vilseck and Grafenwoehr will begin a trial period of opening for half-days on Friday training holidays, in alternating months, for enrolled beneficiaries needing care for minor illnesses.   The clinic will open for the morning…

Omalia Weatherholt: Questions with a Family Child Care provider

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Family Child Care, or FCC, bestowed this year’s Provider of the Year award to Omalia Weatherholt, a beloved member of Bavaria’s Child, Youth and School Services. And it doesn’t take long to understand why.   Omalia Weatherholt is quick to smile and deeply humble, but…