Questions with USO Bavaria director: Doing what matters most

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Carolyn Harris knows the challenges the United Service Organizations, better known as USO, faces as it strives to help Soldiers and families connect to home while serving overseas. Time and time again, she and her staff deliver on this promise.   In her position as USO…

Internship offers intelligence analysts chance to expand experience, skills

By the Grafenwoehr Field Office, 2nd Military Intelligence Battalion, 66th Military Intelligence Brigade   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany —The Grafenwoehr Field Office is looking for experienced enlisted intelligence analysts who want to expand their current skill set for a six-month internship supporting the mission of U.S. Army counterintelligence in Europe.   Mission…

Yoga Class at the Mueller Fitness Center in Garmish, Germany.

Healthy Lifestyle Challenge a team effort

GARMISCH, Germany – The Garmisch Family and MWR Mueller Fitness Center completed its annual Healthy Lifestyle Challenge with more than 100 people in 16 teams participating from January 9 through March 5.   Garmisch Family and MWR began the challenge 15 years ago as a way to encourage members of…

Questions with Ebony Bradley, Red Cross program manager

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Ebony Bradley is uniquely qualified to talk about the American Red Cross and its mission in southern Bavaria, having firsthand experience of the program’s ability to bridge the gap between Soldiers and the situations they face while serving their country.   She is one of only three…

5 easy ways to prepare for emergencies

  By Tom Janis, USAG Bavaria Emergency Management   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — It’s no secret that disasters, both natural and man-made, seem to be occurring frequently around the world. April is America’s PrepareAthon! month and the perfect time for USAG Bavaria families to get ready for whatever may come, including thunderstorms.…

USAG Bavaria volunteers awarded Red Cross Volunteer of the Quarter

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The mission of the American Red Cross is to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.​   The Red Cross Office at Vilseck has a record for empowering strong volunteers to do…

Twin brothers serve together at USAG Bavaria

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Stationed at USAG Bavaria, twin brothers Kehinde and Taiwo Adelusi are examples of a new kind of American Soldier — the kind that brings experience gained from growing up in another culture. These Soldiers bring unique dynamism and unfaltering resiliency to the U.S. military.   Their…

Easter events, services at USAG Bavaria

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Spring brings the promise of longer days, warmer weather and flowers to brighten the landscape. In Germany — and particularly southern Germany — pre-Lenten and Easter traditions abound.   Bavarian culture prepares for the Easter season with the pre-Lenten celebration of Fasching. The word Fasching dates back…

Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month 2017: Know your resources at USAG Bavaria

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The elimination of sexual assault and harassment is a year-round priority for the Department of the Army. This year’s theme, “Sexual Assault. Sexual Harassment. Not in Our Army.”, underscores this effort.   Every April, the USAG Bavaria community demonstrates its resolve to eliminate sexual assault through…

We asked you about a town hall forum. Here are the results.

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Public Affairs staff canvassed the community to align the format of future town halls with public demand. The result? Most say go virtual.   The USAG Bavaria community provided feedback to Public Affairs staff through an online survey in November, along with…