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Installation Overview

USAG Bavaria

Location

United States Army Garrison (USAG) Bavaria consists of Tower Barracks in Grafenwoehr, Rose Barracks in Vilseck, Hohenfels and Garmisch, which are located in beautiful Bavaria. This page's information is for Tower and Rose Barracks (Grafenwoehr and Vilseck); Hohenfels and Garmisch have their own MilitaryINSTALLATIONS page. Tower and Rose Barracks are located about 60 miles northeast of Nuernberg. Tower and Rose Barracks command, control, support, operate and enable mission and readiness of stationed and rotational units while caring for people and providing the highest quality training environment for the European theater of operations. Tower and Rose Barracks base operator is 011-49-711-680-1110 or DSN 314-430-1110.

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History

The area around Grafenwoehr and Vilseck has long been recognized as well-suited for military training. Since 1947, the U.S. Army has used the area for training. Today The Grafenwoehr Training Area (GTA) is the largest NATO training area in Europe. For more information, go to the Garrison Bavaria homepage.

Mission

Tower and Rose Barracks command, control and operate the installations of Grafenwoehr and Vilseck to support and enable mission and readiness of stationed and rotational units while caring for people and providing the highest quality training environment for the European theater of operations. This includes: maintaining liaison with mission commanders, leaders, and host nation communities; conducting daily operations to provide installation support to mission commanders IAW the common levels of service; maintaining and improving installation services, infrastructure and environment; planning for and conducting contingency operations by providing deployment support; and, maintaining garrison operational and situational awareness and provide force protection within the Tower and Rose Barracks area of responsibility.

Population Served

Tower and Rose Barracks directly support the 7th Army Joint Multinational Training Command, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, 15th Engineer Battalion, 44th Signal Battalion, 18th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 1st Squadron 91st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Battalion 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, and many other tenant units. The total population of Tower and Rose Barracks (Service Members, Retirees, Civilian Employees and their Family Members) numbers approximately 28,000.

Base Transportation

There is a free shuttle bus service available between Tower Barracks and Rose Barracks with stops at the various Housing areas within the local villages. Please refer to the bus schedule in your Welcome Packet or pick up a schedule at your local Army Community Service (ACS) office.

Sponsorship

Military members and civilian employees are authorized sponsors to assist them with the relocation process. This site allows service members to find out their pin-point assignment, communicate with their gaining unit, and link with a variety of web-based resources. Civilian employees should contact the Civilian Personnel Advisory Center (CPAC) to request a sponsor.

The USAG Bavaria Relocation Readiness Program staff will also assist with Sponsorship by facilitating direct training for Military, Civilian, Spouse and Youth Sponsors. Call DSN 314-476-2650 0R Civilian, +49-9662-83-2650 for information or scheduling of training.

Temporary Quarters

Grafenwoehr and Vilseck billeting offer comfortable rooms and suites located within walking distance to restaurants, bowling centers, clubs and other MWR facilities. Pet-friendly rooms are available. Make reservations for temporary lodging as soon as you receive orders. When space is not available, the installation lodging office will provide information on where additional space (contract quarters) with good rates may be available.

Relocation Assistance

The Army Community Service (ACS) Relocation Readiness Program offers a variety of services to aid Soldiers, Civilians and their Families in the transition process. In order to support the cultural adaptation to Germany, we would like to invite you to our Newcomers' Orientations "Welcome To Bavaria", "Discover Your Neighborhood", "German as a Second Language", and "Bavarian Nights" to introduce you with the local culture, customs and language. Join us and make some new friends.

The Lending Closet offers a variety of basic household items such as cookware, dinnerware, playpens, high chairs, cribs, kitchen appliances, and vacuum cleaners to families awaiting arrival of their household goods. Once you arrive, stop in at our office in Grafenwoehr Bldg. 244, or Vilseck Bldg. 322 and find out which of the many programs is for you.

Critical Installation Information

Child care availability in USAREUR varies from one installation to the next. Some communities have significant child care waiting lists. Soldiers and DoD civilians who are on pinpoint orders to USAREUR may contact the Child and Youth Services (CYS) Central Enrollment Registration Office (CER) at their gaining installation to register their child(ren) on the child care waiting list 60-90 days prior to their arrival. To sign up, parents should fax a copy of their orders to the gaining CER office.

When conditions warrant base closure or delays Tenant Units, Military Personnel and civilians can receive information by tuning their radios to AM 1107, FM 98.5 for Tower Barracks or FM 107.6 for Rose Barracks for the latest updates; logging onto the garrison website and clicking the "weather conditions, road conditions and school closures" tab; turning their TV's to the Command Channel to watch the weather crawler at the bottom of the screen for road conditions and reporting instructions. NOTE: On and off post-shuttle buses DO NOT run when the road conditions are RED.


Associated Links

Military OneSource
Provides access to 24/7 counseling, information and referral for service families, and if relocating, search for Culture Grams that can provide useful information about your new duty location.

Defense Travel Management Office /Per Diem
Per Diem official website with information on allowances, travel regulations and lodging websites.

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TRICARE beneficiaries can electronically link to their medical records, pay and human resource systems and other websites.

Defense Finance and Accounting Service
The authoritative source for pay issues.

DoD Schools
Provides complete information on all Department of Defense Schools run by DoDEA.

Military K-12 Partnership
Provides comprehensive information for all students.

DoD Commissaries
The Defense Commissary Agency operates a worldwide chain of commissaries providing groceries to military personnel, retirees and their families in a safe and secure shopping environment.

Stars and Stripes
Current editions for European, Mid East and Pacific newspapers.

The CIA World Factbook
Provides information on locations overseas.

OSD Reserve Affairs
Provides benefits and services designed to enhance and maintain the quality of life for noncommissioned and petty officers.

Army OneSource
Comprehensive information on all Army Community Services and QOL support.

Army Home Page
Information and resources for Army soldiers and families worldwide.

United States Army Recruiting Command Soldier and Family Assistance Programs
Public web site for all Army recruiting command needs.

U.S. Army Cadet Command -- Official QOL Web Site
Provides information and links to all Army Cadet Command quality of life issues.

Army Installation Management Command
Link is helpful in order to gain information about local and Army-wide initiatives.

Army Reserves
Information on the Army Reserve as a career.

Military ID Card/CAC -- Locator
Find all military ID card and CAC facilities worldwide.

MilitaryKidsConnect
Department of Defense-sponsored website for kids impacted by the deployment of parents and caregivers.

USA4 Military Families
Seeks to engage and educate state policymakers, not-for-profit associations, concerned business interests, and other state leaders about the needs of military members and their families.

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