Category Archives: Commander Talk

USAG Bavaria Garrison Commander to host town hall

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The USAG Bavaria Garrison Commander, Col. Lance Varney, will host a community town hall Tuesday, March 28 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Tower View Conference Center, Bldg. 209 at the corner of Wilbur Rd. and Argonne Ave.   USAG Bavaria exists to ensure the…

March 10th, 2017 Commander Talk, News

Garrison commander unveils long range plan at USAG Bavaria

  By Andreas Kreuzer and Nathan Van Schaik, USAG Bavaria Public Affairs   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The garrison commander here recently unveiled his long range plan, which will serve as a framework to improve garrison services, ensure community security and enable U.S. Army readiness.   Col. Lance Varney released the…

February 7th, 2017 Commander Talk, News

Patriot Day 2016 at USAG Bavaria

  On Sept. 9, 2016, U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria — which includes Army installations at Garmisch, Grafenwoehr, Hohenfels and Vilseck — observed Patriot Day. The President designated Sept. 11 of each year as “Patriot Day” to remember those killed and injured in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. On this…

September 9th, 2016 Commander Talk, News

SURVEY: Determine the future of town hall forums at Rose and Tower Barracks

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Bavaria, garrisons exist to ensure the life, health and safety of the community. Our service members and families are a major part of each community. Garrison leadership wants to connect, inform and empower community members.   A town hall is just one way to do that.…

September 1st, 2016 Commander Talk, Health & Lifestyle, News

Commander at U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria relinquishes command

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Col. Mark Colbrook, garrison commander at U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria, relinquished command at a ceremony here June 3.   The ceremony and passing of the command’s colors was presided over by Michael D. Formica, region director, Installation Management Command Europe.   Col. Bill Rieper will take…

June 3rd, 2016 Commander Talk, News

Town Hall: How ‘Readiness’ affects USAG Bavaria, and what you can do

  By Nathan Van Schaik and Jackie Pennoyer, UAG Bavaria Public Affairs   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The garrison commander here hosted a community town hall March 31 emphasizing how the U.S. Army’s evolving priorities will impact U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria.   Col. Mark Colbrook described how the Army’s mission will…

April 6th, 2016 Commander Talk, News

Town hall notes: Refugee situation and USAG Bavaria housing

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Europe is experiencing the largest migration of refugees and internally displaced persons since World War II, leaving many here with questions and concerns: As a Soldier or family member, will I be affected? Why is this happening and how can I help?   Col. Mark Colbrook, commander…

October 25th, 2015 Commander Talk, News