Author: Jackie Pennoyer

CLOSURE: City of Grafenwoehr central intersection closed Sept 25-30

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The city of Grafenwoehr conducts critical road resurfacing at the city’s central intersection of B299 and Alte Amberger Strasse during the week of Sept. 25 – 30.   This is the intersection with the traffic light outside Tower Barracks Gate 1.   No vehicular travel through…

September 17th, 2017 News

Oktoberfest in Munich: Expect heightened security

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The 2017 Oktoberfest in Munich runs Sept. 16 through Oct. 3 and fest-goers can expect to see stringent security measures again, according to the official website.   The heightened security plans include a secured perimeter, a significant police presence with up to 450 security wardens on…

September 13th, 2017 Health & Lifestyle, News, Safety & Security Bytes

Dangerous caterpillars discovered at Grafenwoehr Training Area

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — A potentially dangerous caterpillar species was recently discovered by garrison cleanup crews in heavily forested areas of the Grafenwoehr Training Area, according to reports from the public works division.   Following the devastating August storm that blew through Vilseck and much of the surrounding training grounds,…

September 7th, 2017 Environmental, News

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…

August 14th, 2017 News

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…

August 1st, 2017 News

Your PCS Guide to USAG Bavaria

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Time to arrange a yard sale, dig up some sturdy cardboard boxes and begin organizing important paperwork. You’re making a military move across the Atlantic.   Congratulations on receiving orders to Germany! Living in Europe is exciting. And here at U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria, we have…

May 23rd, 2017 News

Volunteers honored for commitment to community

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — They help keep our schools, clinics and mission-essential operations running. And they do it on their own time, with an openness to make a difference and shape change into action. Well over 400 volunteers served the Grafenwoehr and Vilseck communities in the last year. They logged…

May 11th, 2017 News

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…

April 3rd, 2017 News

Special Victims’ Counsel: Legal representation for sexual assault victims

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Soldiers, dependents and civilian employees who are victims of sexual assault are entitled to immediate, 24/7 legal advocacy through specially-trained, licensed attorneys in the U.S. Army’s Special Victims Counsel program.   Special Victims Counsel: What is it?   The Special Victims Counsel is a Department of Defense…

March 29th, 2017 Health & Lifestyle, News

Influential Women of Bavaria: Annette Evans, your garrison deputy

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — In almost every Army community, you’ll find a Deputy to the Garrison Commander, or DGC. Described by some as the equivalent to a city manager, the garrison deputy oversees day-to-day operations in the areas of public works, housing, in-processing, education, fire and emergency services, postal, MWR,…

March 15th, 2017 News, Questions