Author: Jackie Pennoyer

How to ship alcohol in your government personal property move

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Over the course of two or three years in Europe, many Soldiers and military families find that building a modest alcohol collection — from regions famous for wine, for example — becomes a part of their experience abroad.   But what happens when it’s time…

October 26th, 2017 Health & Lifestyle, Legal Issues, News, Things You Didn't Know

Quick guide: How to prep your car for winter

  It’s official: winter is here. While the snow is fun and picturesque, it can also make for hazardous road conditions — especially if you have never driven in snow. Whether you are a winter-driving newbie or an old pro, here is a quick guide to winter road readiness.   …

October 24th, 2017 Safety & Security Bytes

Domestic violence: Take pre-emptive measures

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Being part of the military community can be truly exciting and rewarding. But it can also be tough — really, tough.   Maintaining personal and familial resiliency through the extraordinary challenges faced by military families and service members requires all parties to be committed and proactive.…

October 15th, 2017 Health & Lifestyle, News, Safety & Security Bytes

USAG Bavaria trick-or-treat hours, Halloween events & safety

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Halloween, the holiday that creeps up mid-fall, scaring away the rest of summer weather, is almost here. Before you grab the trick-or-treat bag, make sure to follow all garrison’s ground rules to stay safe.   USAG Bavaria safety staff established official trick-or-treat hours for Tuesday,…

October 12th, 2017 News, Safety & Security Bytes

Fire Prevention Week: Every second counts, plan two ways out

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Have you ever thought about what to do in the event of a fire? Flames can engulf rooms, block entryways and bring homes to disrepair in a matter of minutes. Do you know at least two ways out?   Fire departments across the U.S. join their…

October 6th, 2017 News

Ask questions, get answers at Facebook Facebook Town Hall

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Questions on any garrison-related services are fair game at the community’s Winter Town Hall on Facebook Wed, Nov. 8 from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.   Garrison staff and leaders from all four installations — Tower Barracks, Rose Barracks, Hohenfels and Garmisch — will be on standby…

October 5th, 2017 News

Your domestic violence prevention resources at USAG Bavaria

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany— The garrison here supports the U.S. Army’s efforts in raising domestic violence awareness during the entire month of October.   What is domestic violence, and why does it matter? Today, families — and especially military families — are subject to a variety of stressors that often place…

October 1st, 2017 Health & Lifestyle, News

Bavaria bids farewell to Todd, welcomes Sutterfield

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Command Sgt. Maj. Robert G. Todd relinquished his position as the Command Sergeant Major for U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria to incoming Command Sgt. Maj. Micheal D. Sutterfield at a change of responsibility ceremony here Sept. 27, 2017.   Leaders from major U.S. military commands and representatives…

September 27th, 2017 News

How new recycling program at Neustadt affects you

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Neustadt an der Waldnaab, the county which oversees Grafenwoehr, Netzaberg and Eschenbach, rolls out a biodegradable recycling program this October requiring residents to separate and recycle plant-based kitchen waste.   The new program is the next in a series of other county-specific biodegradable recycling policies designed…

September 26th, 2017 Environmental, Health & Lifestyle, News

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