Summer Sense Campaign starts with COVID-19 precautions in mind

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Army Substance Abuse Program (ASAP) hosts its annual Summer Sense Campaign at USAG Bavaria; however, this time with a virtual nod to the COVID-19 restrictions.    The 2020 Summer Sense Campaign aims to further help reduce alcohol related incidents throughout the community. It does this by bringing…


USAG Bavaria Vilseck Community Tech Expo

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The USAG Bavaria Vilseck Community Tech Expo hosted by the JMTC G6, will be held Wednesday, July 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Field House, Bldg. 547. All military, civilian and contractor personnel are invited to attend for free!   To pre-register, please…

More paper and cardboard containers for Netzaberg

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Netzaberg recycling points saw the addition of three new paper and cardboard containers July 3, to assist community members in meeting German recycling requirements.   The large recycled paper containers — now a total of 11 in the Netzaberg community — are located at the neighborhood’s…

AAFES ends video rentals Aug. 31

Army & Air Force Exchange Service news release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Express Entertainment, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s movie rental business located at your Express stores, will be closing its Tower & Rose Barracks, Netzaberg and Hohenfels locations.   The stores have received their last shipments of…

Donate at blood drive at Grafenwoehr USO July 19

Armed Services Blood Program – Europe news release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Armed Services Blood Program along with the Grafenwoehr USO and American Red Cross will host a blood drive July 19 to provide blood products and services to our armed services in peace and war.   The blood…

Col. Lance Varney takes command of U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Col. Lance Varney assumed command of U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria here at a ceremony July 5.   Col. Bill Rieper had been serving as the acting garrison commander since Col. Mark Colbrook relinquished command of the garrison last month.   The ceremony and passing of the…

Website tips and tricks

  The U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria website, www.bavaria.army.mil, has received nearly 1 million views since its inception one year ago. Nearly half those views have come on mobile devices — the site is responsive after all — and most people visit the site to view the Community Calendar, read the…

How to recycle at USAG Bavaria

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Leftovers, beer bottles and broken appliances: in the trash they go. Tossing everything in one waste bin may be acceptable in the United States, but at USAG Bavaria, it’s illegal.  DOD personnel stationed in Germany must sort trash and recycle.   Host nation and Installation…

Training support packages now available for Army civilians

Provided by Center for the Army Profession and Ethic, TRADOC   The Center for the Army Profession and Ethic (CAPE) at the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command has added a training support package for the Army Civilian Corps to its collection of training products. These training products support America’s…

Read for the Win: Summer reading program kicks off at Garmisch Library

GARMISCH, Germany — During the months of June and July, the library will host a variety of free activities for children of all ages to encourage and support a love of reading.   About 20 children and a few moms joined Ben Write and Sally Read for the first get-together at…

Exchange expands layaway items for back-to-school season

  Army & Air Force Exchange Service news release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is helping military students head to the top of the class during the 2016-17 school year by extending its layaway program to include computers and tablets needed to succeed in…