Author: USAG Bavaria Public Affairs

Return ammunition on ‘No Questions Asked’ policy

  VILSECK, Germany — Vilseck holds its quarterly Amnesty Day event Jan. 9, 2018 to afford the USAG Bavaria community the opportunity to turn in ammunition on a no-questions-asked basis.   The next Ammunition Supply Activity Community Amnesty Day for ammunition and explosives will run from 8 a.m. – 2:30…

December 10th, 2017 News, Safety & Security Bytes

AFN announces dates for high definition TV and new decoder rollout

  The overseas military audience is weeks away from two highly anticipated major improvements in American Forces Network (AFN) TV services: High Definition (HD) signal quality and a decoder with a built-in DVR.   “We know that our audience is used to HD in the United States and having the…

November 29th, 2017 News

Army to begin providing medical care to Chem/Bio research volunteers

ARMY MEDICAL COMMAND, FALLS CHURCH, Virginia – The U.S. Army is notifying veterans that they may be eligible to receive medical care if they participated in U.S. Army chemical or biological substance testing from 1942 to 1975 and have an injury or disease that they believe was proximately caused by…

November 21st, 2017 Health & Lifestyle, News

5 things you should know about ‘black ice’

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Winter driving isn’t only about dealing with snow. Ice on the road is a real threat.   Black ice, in particular, is dangerous because it’s invisible (the term “black ice” being somewhat of a misnomer). However, you can better protect yourself by understanding and knowing…

November 13th, 2017 Safety & Security Bytes

Holiday tree lighting ceremonies at USAG Bavaria

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Installations at U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria welcome holiday cheer with their own festivities.   Ceremonies will be held on Tower Barracks in Grafenwoehr, Rose Barracks in Vilseck, Hohenfels and Artillery Kaserne at Garmisch.   Garmisch – Dec. 1, 5:30 p.m.   The Garmisch Winterfest is Dec.…

November 8th, 2017 Health & Lifestyle, News

#BavariaWeatherEyes – Expand visibility, influence weather decisions

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Staying informed of weather and road conditions is easy. But understanding what occurs between the fall of the first snowflake and the decisions that follow is more complex.   Inclement weather that arrives during the fall and winter months sets into motion a series of events…

November 7th, 2017 Environmental, News, Safety & Security Bytes, School News

Off-post gov’t-leased housing residents asked to submit meter readings

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria housing officials are asking residents of government-leased housing in the Grafenwoehr and Vilseck areas to report their home’s utility meter readings for electricity, water and, if available, gas by Friday, Dec. 15.   Residents can submit the readings either by taking…

November 6th, 2017 News

Parents of DoDEA students: Register in AtHoc

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Parents of students attending any of USAG Bavaria’s DoDEA schools should register in the garrison’s emergency messaging system known as AtHoc.   The AtHoc mass-warning notification system sends registered users emergency warnings and other critical information, such as hazardous road conditions, reporting delays, and base closures…

November 2nd, 2017 News, Safety & Security Bytes

Deadlines: Receiving and shipping mail during the holidays

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The 2017 holiday season mailing deadlines have been released.   To ensure packages sent to the U.S. are delivered before Dec. 25, 2017, mail by:   Space Available Mail (SAM) Parcels — Nov. 27, 2017   Priority Parcels & First Class Letters — Dec. 11, 2017…

November 1st, 2017 News

Gate 6 construction to improve traffic and security begins in November

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Garrison construction crews will in November begin work on Tower Barracks Gate 6 that will improve traffic flow of the 24/7 gate and increase the installation’s overall physical security and force protection.   USAG Bavaria’s Directorate of Public Works was recently awarded the project to reorganize Gate…

October 30th, 2017 News, Safety & Security Bytes