Second week of the Summer Sense Campaign shares recipes for the family

By Laura Garcia, program specialist with Army Substance Abuse Program (ASAP) Looking for ways to have fun with the family? Try an old fashioned barbecue, as it can be done without a great deal of travel. You can also involve the kids in creating non-open flame dishes for the whole…


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…

Traveling this summer? What you need to know

  USAG Bavaria Security Office news release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Summer is here and that means sunny days, school breaks and for many of us – travel.   If you’re one of the many Americans who will be traveling around to explore this summer, there are some things to…

DoD releases policy for civilian employee phased retirement program

DoD News, Defense Media Activity   WASHINGTON — Defense Department officials released a department-wide policy for the Phased Retirement Program, a new human resources tool that allows retirement-eligible full-time civilian employees to request to work part-time while receiving a portion of their retirement annuity.   As more employees become eligible…

Claims tip: File your notice of loss or damage within 75 days

7th Army JMTC Legal Office news release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Now that you’ve PCS-ed here and your household goods have likely arrived, you must provide notice of loss or damage to the moving company, also known as the Transportation Service Provider, or TSP, within 75 days of delivery.  …

Red Cross gives First Aid training to Local National employees at Garmisch

GARMISCH, Germany — The American Red Cross recently administered First Aid training to Local National employees of the USAG Bavaria – Garmisch Community.   The Garmisch Community Safety Manager, Andreas Tuerk, arranged and coordinated four classes over the course of two weeks to provide several opportunities to attend a beginner…

Shopping the Grafenwoehr Exchange pays dividends

Army & Air Force Exchange news release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Soldiers and their families who shopped and dined at Army & Air Force Exchange Service stores and restaurants on Tower & Rose Barracks and Hohenfels generated $1,532,519 last year for Army quality-of-life programs, making Tower & Rose Barracks and…

Hohenfels Education Center offers various resources for Soldiers, families

By Lorain Ambrocio, Hohenfels Education Center staff writer   HOHENFELS, Germany — The quick typing of keys echoes off the concrete walls in symphony with ringing telephones, shuffling papers and greetings of “how can we help you today?”   Disguised as a traditional office building, the Hohenfels Education Center is…

Some students to attend new school to prevent overcrowding at Netzaberg Elementary School

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Attendance will be shifted at three elementary schools in the Bavaria footprint during the 2016-2017 school year to prevent overcrowding at Netzaberg Elementary School.   About 50 students spread across Grafenwoehr Elementary School and Netzaberg Elementary School will be affected. Vilseck Elementary School — which has…

Security clearance investigations to include social media activity

  By Paul Stevenson, U.S. Army Garrison Italy   VICENZA, Italy — People who use social media are constantly reminded to be careful when posting and sharing information because it’s almost impossible to know who might be monitoring their activity.   For people who want to get or maintain a…

Paigerian D. Hervey: Questions with an Army spouse and best-selling author

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — She’s an Army spouse, a mother of three, a volunteer and a best-selling author at Amazon. And she lives among us.   Paigerian D. Hervey, whose husband is assigned to 902nd Engineer Company with the 15th Engineer Battalion, hails from Mississippi. She published her first book, From…