Internet-connected toys could present privacy, contact concerns for children

Federal Bureau of Investigation Public Service Announcement   The FBI encourages consumers to consider cyber security prior to introducing smart, interactive, internet-connected toys into their homes or trusted environments. Smart toys and entertainment devices for children are increasingly incorporating technologies that learn and tailor their behaviors based on user interactions.…

IPPS-A town hall at Rose Barracks Sept 15

USAG Bavaria Public Affairs   VILSECK, Germany — The  Army hosts a town hall here aimed at providing Soldiers with information on the Integrated Personnel and Pay System-Army, or IPPS-A.   The town hall will take place at Rose Barracks theater Sept. 15 at 9 a.m. and is open to…

USAG Bavaria, partners weather storm together

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — An unusually devastating storm blew through the Rose Barracks community of U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria last Thursday, shocking community members into swift action in what also emerged as a spirited testament to the garrison’s equipped readiness and strong network of community partnerships.   “I think what…

Recognizing and reporting suspicious activity at USAG Bavaria

Part II of V in the USAG Bavaria Antiterrorism Awareness Series   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — One of the most important roles you have as a member of our community is to report suspicious activity.   The two easiest ways to report suspicious activity:   Use the Army’s iSalute suspicious activity…

Grafenwoehr Exchange provides $1,782,597 in quality-of-life support

AAFES news release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Soldiers and their families shopping and dining at Army & Air Force Exchange Service stores and restaurants generated $ 1,782,597 last year for Army quality-of-life programs.   Over the past 10 years, Exchanges worldwide have provided more than $2.4 billion in dividends to…

Soldiers orchestrate symphony of Chaos at live fire exercise in Grafenwoehr

By Staff Sgt. Ange Desinor   GRAFENWOEHR TRAINING AREA, Germany — As they maneuver through a forest on a mission to clear an objective in a nearby town, infantrymen of Chaos Company, 1st Battalion, 68th Armor Regiment, carefully scan their sectors of fire while navigating dense terrain.   Their breathing…

Back-to school season at Tower Barracks Exchange

AAFES news release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Exchange is helping military students head to the top of the class during the 2017-18 school year by extending its layaway program to include computers and tablets needed to succeed in the classroom.   Through Aug. 31, just in time for back-to-school…

Service Culture Initiative: How this affects Soldiers, families at USAG Bavaria

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Hundreds of U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria employees from Tower and Rose Barracks gathered at the Reel Time Theater here for a garrison all-hands staff assembly July 27 to recognize team-led progress and reinforce the group’s enduring mission as leaders in Army community support.   “This garrison…

Antiterrorism: What is it and what are your resources?

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — August is Antiterrorism Awareness Month. And now more than ever your vigilance is required to protect us and our mission.   Terrorism continues to be a growing threat, abroad and at home. The best protection that we have is our monitoring. Pay attention to your surroundings and…

USAG Bavaria proves ‘ready to fight’ during full-scale exercise

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Smoke rises from the middle school just as military police arrive on location. Meanwhile, 150 DOD personnel out of Turkey are en route to a shelter here as part of an evacuation operation. And garrison employees suddenly realize they’re the target of a malicious and sophisticated…