Author: Nathan Van Schaik

Threats on social media highlight need for strategic approach, leadership says

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Soldiers and family members are facing the growing need to protect themselves from cyberthreats on social media, according to top leadership here.   A Soldier within the U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria footprint recently received messages on a private Facebook page deemed by investigators as malicious and…

September 11th, 2017 News, Safety & Security Bytes

Soldiers, families prone to social media threats and how you can reduce risk

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Service members and their families need to play a more strategic role online in the wake of a series of threatening social media messages aimed at Soldiers here, according to intelligence officials.   A Soldier within the U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria footprint recently received messages on…

July 15th, 2017 Safety & Security Bytes

A community member’s guide to understanding FPCON

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Army in Europe relies on four Force Protection Condition (FPCON) levels — A, B, C and D — or as the Army says, Alpha, Bravo, Charlie and Delta. The levels increase from lowest condition at Alpha to the highest and most protective at Delta.  …

May 30th, 2017 News, Safety & Security Bytes

USAG Bavaria hosts U.S. Army Europe Ten-Miler qualifier June 24

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria headquartered in Grafenwoehr hosts the 2017 U.S. Forces Europe Army Ten-Miler Qualification Race at the Tower Barracks Physical Fitness Center, Bldg. 170, Sat., June 24, 2017, beginning at 8 a.m.   While only Soldiers can compete for the U.S. Army Europe team,…

May 18th, 2017 Health & Lifestyle, News

Cost of living allowance goes up in Grafenwoehr, Vilseck

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The cost of living allowance will increase for service members and families in Grafenwoehr and Vilseck, while it will decrease in Hohenfels and remain the same in Garmisch, according to numbers released by U.S. Army Europe.   The Defense Travel Management Office made the changes based…

March 15th, 2017 Health & Lifestyle, News

Army Emergency Relief fundraising campaign set to begin at USAG Bavaria

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The launch of the annual Army Emergency Relief fundraising campaign is scheduled to get underway March 1 and will run through May 15.   AER achieves a milestone in 2017 as it celebrates its 75th year of Soldiers helping Soldiers. This year’s theme is “A legacy of caring.…

March 13th, 2017 News

What to do when bad weather hits Bavaria

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Inclement weather brought on by the autumn and winter months can deliver a blow to Bavaria and the surrounding area, affecting your decision to travel.   Garrison officials and street cleaning crews at U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria installations at Garmisch, Grafenwoehr, Hohenfels and Vilseck will do everything…

October 12th, 2016 Health & Lifestyle, News, Safety & Security Bytes, School News, Travel

Retiree Appreciation Day offers financial and health services Oct 14

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – American Retirees in the area will have a chance to get help with pay issues, health care and other retiree services when USAG Bavaria hosts its annual Retiree Appreciation Day Oct. 14 at Bldg. 244 and Bldg. 475 on Tower Barracks.   Attendees can meet one-on-one with…

September 6th, 2016 News

Volunteer fair to connect volunteers with employers

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Staff with the Rose Barracks Army Community Service host a volunteer town fair Sept. 21 aimed at familiarizing volunteers and potential volunteers with opportunities in Vilseck and Grafenwoehr.   The event will take place at the Tower Barracks Field House, Bldg. 547, Sept. 21, from 10…

August 11th, 2016 News

Mallorca: Chill out and tap into the collective mood of nonchalance

  Mallorca, about the size of Rhode Island, is the largest island in the Balearic archipelago situated off the east coast of Spain, graced with warm Mediterranean sunshine and tempered by cool ocean breezes. Its landscape — ranging from limestone caves to gnarled moonscape all the way back to white…

July 18th, 2016 Travel