Category Archives: Safety & Security Bytes

German roadside assistance: Understanding ADAC

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — ADAC is an automobile club in Germany that provides roadside assistance to its members, and during warmer months the club opens a booth at the garrison here to provide newcomers with information.   For the past several years, Thomas Ullrich, the ADAC adviser to the military,…

September 19th, 2017 Health & Lifestyle, News, Safety & Security Bytes, Travel

Remain clear of forest clean-up areas at Vilseck

  VILSECK, Germany — Community members should remain clear of the storm damage near the Altneuhaus housing area on Rose Barracks.   Heavy storms hit the Vilseck area Aug. 9 causing damage across the installation.   For your own safety, stay clear of areas roped off and all forestry equipment.…

September 15th, 2017 News, Safety & Security Bytes

How to register for AtHoc at USAG Bavaria

    Since the Army rolled out the AtHoc mass-warning notification system earlier this year, the message for users has been clear: Register now. It takes just five minutes and is the best way to ensure you and your family receive emergency warnings.   What may be unclear to users…

September 13th, 2017 News, Safety & Security Bytes

Oktoberfest in Munich: Expect heightened security

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The 2017 Oktoberfest in Munich runs Sept. 16 through Oct. 3 and fest-goers can expect to see stringent security measures again, according to the official website.   The heightened security plans include a secured perimeter, a significant police presence with up to 450 security wardens on…

September 13th, 2017 Health & Lifestyle, News, Safety & Security Bytes

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

Internet-connected toys could present privacy, contact concerns for children

Federal Bureau of Investigation Public Service Announcement   The FBI encourages consumers to consider cyber security prior to introducing smart, interactive, internet-connected toys into their homes or trusted environments. Smart toys and entertainment devices for children are increasingly incorporating technologies that learn and tailor their behaviors based on user interactions.…

August 21st, 2017 Health & Lifestyle, News, Safety & Security Bytes

Recognizing and reporting suspicious activity at USAG Bavaria

Part II of V in the USAG Bavaria Antiterrorism Awareness Series   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — One of the most important roles you have as a member of our community is to report suspicious activity.   The two easiest ways to report suspicious activity:   Use the Army’s iSalute suspicious activity…

August 10th, 2017 Safety & Security Bytes

Antiterrorism: What is it and what are your resources?

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — August is Antiterrorism Awareness Month. And now more than ever your vigilance is required to protect us and our mission.   Terrorism continues to be a growing threat, abroad and at home. The best protection that we have is our monitoring. Pay attention to your surroundings and…

July 31st, 2017 Safety & Security Bytes

USAG Bavaria proves ‘ready to fight’ during full-scale exercise

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Smoke rises from the middle school just as military police arrive on location. Meanwhile, 150 DOD personnel out of Turkey are en route to a shelter here as part of an evacuation operation. And garrison employees suddenly realize they’re the target of a malicious and sophisticated…

July 28th, 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