USAG Bavaria welcomes 22 new US citizens during naturalization ceremony

  GRAFENWHOER, Germany — Twenty-two members of the USAG Bavaria community were sworn in as American citizens during a virtual naturalization ceremony on June 29 at the Tower View Conference Center. The ceremony, part of a special program to naturalize active duty military members and their families, welcomed the individuals…

Everything you need to know about winter tires in Germany

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Warm weather is giving way to cold, which means you should prepare your vehicle now for winter. One important thing to know before you hit the road in winter is that Germany has different tire requirements than the United States.   European winter tires have…

GES kindergarteners trick-or-treat Grafenwoehr Mayor

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — In the spirit of Halloween, Grafenwoehr Elementary School kindergarteners donned costumes and visited the Grafenwoehr Rathaus and Mayor Edgar Knobloch on Thursday, Oct. 21. Per American tradition, the host nation mayor distributed trick-or-treat candy to the children, and in return, the children surprised him with sweets of…

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…

USAG Bavaria unveils 15 new homes

VILSECK, Germany — On Wednesday, Oct. 6, a ribbon-cutting ceremony marked the completion of 15 new family homes in the Kittenberg Housing Area of Rose Barracks. This achievement successfully concludes phase two of U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria’s ongoing project to provide new homes to service members in Vilseck.   USAG…

PCS moves now through Military OneSource

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The official DoD customer moving portal that service members, DoD civilians and family members use during a permanent change of station is migrating from move.mil to militaryonesource.mil. Customers will still be able to sign in and use move.mil until Nov. 1. Afterward, Military OneSource will…

USAG Bavaria implements health and civilian fitness program

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria implemented the fitness and health program for civilians to ensure maximum health and disease prevention for the workforce. Garrison Commander Col. Christopher Danbeck signed the Department of the Army Civilian Fitness and Health Promotion Program policy into effect on Sept. 13.   Subject…

Everyday ways to be energy smart

By Megan McKnight, USAG Bavaria Environmental Division   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — October is National Energy Awareness Month; moreover, a time to challenge yourself to become more energy smart. U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria community members can implement small changes to the everyday routine and see significant differences in energy consumption and…

Translation: COVID-19 report from the cabinet meeting on Sept. 30, 2021

Editor’s Note: Currently, the official translation is being worked by the Bavaria Legal Office. Once it is available, it will be posted to the 7th Army Training Command COVID-19 Portal: https://www.7atc.army.mil/COVID-19/ Bavarian State Chancellery Press Release   MUNICH — The Bavarian Cabinet decided in a circulation procedure on Sept. 30,…

GES and GES PTA recognized nationally as a School of Excellence

By Charissa Olson, Grafenwoehr Elementary School PAO   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — National PTA has recognized Grafenwoehr Elementary School and Grafenwoehr Elementary School PTA as a 2020-2022 School of Excellence for their accomplishments in building a strong, effective family-school partnership that is enriching the educational experience and overall well-being for all…

CFC-Overseas virtually kicks off at USAG Bavaria

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The 2021 Combined Federal Campaign-Overseas virtually kicked off on Monday, Sept. 20. This marks the 60th anniversary of charitable giving by the federal community.   U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria federal employees and service members can support a multitude of charities they care about until Jan. 15, 2022.…