Author: Rabia Coombs

Stuff you can rent or borrow this summer at USAG Bavaria

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Summer is quickly approaching. The weather is warming and the days growing long. It’s the perfect time for outdoor activities and we’ve got you covered at USAG Bavaria.   The garrison offers a wide range of equipment and supplies to all ID cardholders at Grafenwoehr, Vilseck,…

May 16th, 2017 Health & Lifestyle, News

Gear up for summer riding at USAG Bavaria motorcycle safety day

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Army garrison here kicks off this year’s motorcycle season with motorcycle safety days at Grafenwoehr and Garmisch May 5.   “Featuring motorcycle and apparel checks, riding drills and a joy ride, the motorcycle safety day is conducted to heighten the awareness of motorcycle safety from…

April 30th, 2017 News, Safety & Security Bytes

Off-post car accident: What to do

  Editor’s note: This piece is based on the experiences and research of staff writer Rabia Coombs.   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — With 391,125 accidents in the state of Bavaria in 2015 alone, the question of what to do when involved in an off-post car accident should have been on my…

October 31st, 2016 News

Paigerian D. Hervey: Questions with an Army spouse and best-selling author

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — She’s an Army spouse, a mother of three, a volunteer and a best-selling author at Amazon. And she lives among us.   Paigerian D. Hervey, whose husband is assigned to 902nd Engineer Company with the 15th Engineer Battalion, hails from Mississippi. She published her first book, From…

June 9th, 2016 Questions

Rose Barracks library reopens after move, renovations

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Rose Barracks library branch reopened at a new location and is back to providing full services for its patrons after a two-week closure.   The library branch was closed April 18-29 so garrison staff could move to the renovated building at Bldg. 227. The library…

May 2nd, 2016 News

Town specific refuse trash bags now available at USAG Bavaria Express locations

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — In response to requests by community members, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service Express locations within garrison now sell trash bags specific to the local towns in the area.   For those who keep battling with more trash than their curbside trash bins can hold, the…

April 5th, 2016 Health & Lifestyle, News

Myths & Facts: How USAG Bavaria Red Cross helps service members in a crisis

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — American Red Cross connects family members with service members in the event of an emergency, such as a sudden illness or death in the service member’s family.   But confusion remains over the emergency communication piece commonly known as the Red Cross message, as well who authorizes…

March 29th, 2016 News

Everything you need to know about trash & recycling at Netzaberg

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Some questions and confusion about recycling and trash pick-up linger at the Netzaberg housing community.   Knowing where the recycling points are and how to properly sort materials is the first step to keeping Netzaberg beautiful.   What’s the problem?   Netzaberg community members can dispose…

March 6th, 2016 Environmental, Health & Lifestyle