Author: Andreas Kreuzer

2017 Christmas Markets near USAG Bavaria

    By Johanna Lohwasser   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — While the seasons change and leaves start to fall, imagine Medieval castles illuminated by Christmas lights and small stalls offering everything from traditional food, candy and drinks to handmade local tree decorations, candles and hand-crafted wooden toys like vintage merry-go-rounds.  …

November 21st, 2017 Travel

A guide to German federal elections

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The German federal election is Germany’s most important election and will next be held Sept. 24.   The federal election is held every four years and is used to elect the new members of the Bundestag (German Federal Parliament). State and local government officials are elected by…

September 23rd, 2017 News

Wolf at Hohenfels same as one roaming Graf, evidence suggests

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — A male wolf last reported in the Grafenwoehr Training Area February 2017 has moved to the Hohenfels Training Area, according to evidence retrieved by the Bavarian Ministry for Environment (LfU).   A genetic test of wolf excrements found at the HTA indicate this is the same…

September 6th, 2017 News

Your suicide prevention resources at USAG Bavaria

Army Senior Leaders are committed to building a ready and resilient force by sustaining personal readiness and mitigating high-risk behaviors that run  counter to the Army profession.   Those who serve our great nation pledge to treat themselves and others with dignity and respect and expect others to do the…

September 1st, 2017 Health & Lifestyle

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…

July 28th, 2017 News, Safety & Security Bytes

Brazil in the middle of Europe

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — For 51 weekends of the year, visitors to the small Franconian city of Coburg find what they might expect: a charming market square, an 800-year-old fortress, and a gigantic historic palace, all surrounded by deep green forest.   But that 52nd weekend, visitors find something very…

July 7th, 2017 Travel

USAG Bavaria employees honored for 2,035 years of service

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – Community members and garrison leaders honored long-time garrison employees at an Employee Length of Service ceremony here Sept. 28.   In total, these garrison employees have logged 2,035 years of total service to the U.S. Army and federal government.   Col. Lance Varney, commander of the U.S.…

March 17th, 2017 News

Get alerts from German authorities about your neighborhood

By Holly DeCarlo-White, USAG Stuttgart Public Affairs   The U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Antiterrorism Office recommends residents stay up-to-date through local news sources about the area they live when they are in or out-of-town. KATWARN is a free mobile app service for official warning information in German zip codes. The app exclusively displays…

March 8th, 2017 Safety & Security Bytes

German supervisors attend training to support employee well-being

                                            GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Thirty-seven local national supervisors attended the Mental Health, Resiliency, Occupational Well-Being, Suicide Prevention awareness training here to help employees cope with, and overcome, emotional or…

February 17th, 2017 News

New Netzaberg chapel ‘power projection platform’ for spiritual readiness

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Netzaberg chapel and its 115-foot tower overlooking the village is the community’s brand new landmark. The wave-like facade and interior curved design elements reflect the chapel’s Upper Palatinate surroundings.   Many U.S. and German military officials, religious and community members and local leaders attended the…

February 7th, 2017 Health & Lifestyle, News