USAG Bavaria recognizes over 1,100 years of combined civilian service

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Thirty-four German and American civilian employees were recognized by Col. Christopher Danbeck, commander of U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria, at a Length of Service ceremony on Oct. 15, 2021, at the USAG Bavaria Tower View Conference Center in Tower Barracks.    During the ceremony, Col. Danbeck, USAG…

Exchange photo contest celebrates family fun for USAG Bavaria kids

AAFES News Release    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – Family fun creates lifelong memories, and now it also can help military families win prizes. The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is hosting a worldwide online contest celebrating family game night in honor of the Month of the Military Child.   From…

Grafenwoehr Exchange celebrates Month of the Military Child in April

AAFES News Release  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is committed to making life better for the USAG Bavaria community, including our youngest heroes. The Exchange is celebrating the Month of the Military Child with activities, games and giveaways throughout April 2021.   “Military children are…

Things you didn’t know: Easter traditions in Germany

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — When it comes to celebrations in Germany, colorfully decorated trees are not just for the Christmas season.   Roughly four weeks before Easter, which falls on April 4, 2021, handcrafted eggs dangle from the branches of birch trees — symbolizing new life and fertility. Towns of all…

Farmers’ markets offer healthy alternatives

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Growing everything from the famous white asparagus to the eponymous Hallertau hops, Bavaria continues to be the most important agricultural state and the largest producer of food in Germany.   But farming in Bavaria is more than sustenance, it’s tradition.   For centuries, townspeople have flocked to…

DEFENDER-Europe 21 activities begin this month, include two dozen nations

U.S. Army Europe and Africa Press Release   WIESBADEN, Germany – DEFENDER-Europe 21 activities begin this month across Europe and continue through June.   DEFENDER-Europe is an annual large-scale U.S. Army Europe and Africa-led, multinational, joint exercise designed to build strategic and operational readiness and interoperability between U.S., NATO allies…

Military spouses of senior ranking officials tour quality of life at USAG Bavaria

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – Military spouses of several senior ranking officials took part in a quality-of-life tour of U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria on Thursday, March 11. The tour highlighted PCS procedures, housing, child care, health care, spouse employment, religious and recreational opportunities on the installation.   Special guests included Angela Abernethy,…

Medieval castle neighboring the Hohenfels Training Area

VELBURG, Germany — Numerous castle ruins are scattered across Germany, and Burgruine Velburg is extremely accessible from USAG Bavaria. Being that this historical site is located only 15 kilometers from the Hohenfels Training Area, it offers community members the perfect opportunity to get outdoors and learn about German culture.  …

DoDEA builds new 21st century school campus on Tower Barracks

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The new Grafenwoehr Elementary School, which is undergoing construction on U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Tower Barracks, is scheduled to open in January 2022. This new 21st century school will serve students currently located in the Tower Barracks area from kindergarten to fifth grade.   According to Grafenwoehr…

Motorcycle licensing at USAG Bavaria

By USAG Bavaria Safety Office   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Motorcycle season is here, and U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria’s Safety Office wants you to be prepared for this year’s riding season.   “USAG Bavaria provides several motorcycle training options. These are mandatory for active duty in order to operate a motorcycle…