Author: Priscilla Rey

Everything you need to know about winter tires in Germany

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Warm weather is giving way to cold, which means you should prepare your vehicle now for winter.   A German federal law that took effect in November of 2010 mandates the use of winter tires when conditions are icy.   The law does not specify specific dates,…

October 6th, 2017 News, Safety & Security Bytes

How to maximize privacy settings on your Facebook profile

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — In a survey conducted by the Pew Research Center, Facebook remains by far the most popular social media site. As a member of the military, and for family members of service members, it is more important than ever to remain vigilant of operational security (OPSEC).   Sharing…

November 20th, 2015 News

I’m a Service member at USAG Bavaria. How do I vote?

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Voting is your constitutional right, and it’s one of the rights you defend as a member of the U.S. military. You can have a voice in the electing process. If you don’t vote, you don’t have that voice.   Voting season is around the corner. What am…

October 13th, 2015 Legal Issues, News

What to do when you hit a deer in Bavaria

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — It’s not uncommon in this part of Germany to spot a deer at dusk or dawn. And if you hit one with your automobile either on- or off-post, there are certain steps you should take.   Vehicles collide with wild animals on a German roads over one…

September 21st, 2015 Environmental

Put down the video games: How one school is turning kids back to nature

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Let’s face it. Kids today don’t get out much. According to research published in the journal Nature, 88 percent of kids spend time online every day and 69 percent play video games or watch television every day.   What’s more, kids ages 10-16 spend only 12.6 minutes…

June 24th, 2015 Environmental, Health & Lifestyle, School News