Category Archives: Safety & Security Bytes

Securing USAG Bavaria a shared responsibility

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – Be empowered, not impaired. Be aware, not afraid.   That’s the logic of the U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria’s antiterrorism officer here, who is reminding community members to stay alert and report suspicious activities.   “I worry that complacency is a vulnerability to our overall security,” said…

February 13th, 2018 News, Safety & Security Bytes

Return ammunition on ‘No Questions Asked’ policy

  VILSECK, Germany — Vilseck holds its quarterly Amnesty Day event Jan. 9, 2018 to afford the USAG Bavaria community the opportunity to turn in ammunition on a no-questions-asked basis.   The next Ammunition Supply Activity Community Amnesty Day for ammunition and explosives will run from 8 a.m. – 2:30…

December 10th, 2017 News, Safety & Security Bytes

How DPW keeps roads clear in winter

  By Tom Janis, USAG Bavaria Emergency Manager   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Driving in Germany is particularly challenging with the speeds and the amount of traffic on the roadways.   Add winter conditions and the road conditions will deteriorate quickly with rain, ice and snow.   A particular hazard of…

November 30th, 2017 Environmental, Health & Lifestyle, News, Safety & Security Bytes

Worried about a loved one’s drinking? Al-Anon can help

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Al-non is a self-help group designed to support those affected by someone’s use of alcohol.   English language Al-Anon sessions are available in Nurnberg-Furth, Sundays at 6:30 p.m., at 138 Schivabacher.   Al-Anon is an anonymous fellowship. Members do not give their last name, and members…

November 27th, 2017 Health & Lifestyle, News, Safety & Security Bytes

5 things you should know about ‘black ice’

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Winter driving isn’t only about dealing with snow. Ice on the road is a real threat.   Black ice, in particular, is dangerous because it’s invisible (the term “black ice” being somewhat of a misnomer). However, you can better protect yourself by understanding and knowing…

November 13th, 2017 Safety & Security Bytes

#BavariaWeatherEyes – Expand visibility, influence weather decisions

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Staying informed of weather and road conditions is easy. But understanding what occurs between the fall of the first snowflake and the decisions that follow is more complex.   Inclement weather that arrives during the fall and winter months sets into motion a series of events…

November 7th, 2017 Environmental, News, Safety & Security Bytes, School 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…

November 6th, 2017 Environmental, Health & Lifestyle, News, Safety & Security Bytes, School News, Travel

Parents of DoDEA students: Register in AtHoc

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Parents of students attending any of USAG Bavaria’s DoDEA schools should register in the garrison’s emergency messaging system known as AtHoc.   The AtHoc mass-warning notification system sends registered users emergency warnings and other critical information, such as hazardous road conditions, reporting delays, and base closures…

November 2nd, 2017 News, Safety & Security Bytes

Gate 6 construction to improve traffic and security begins in November

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Garrison construction crews will in November begin work on Tower Barracks Gate 6 that will improve traffic flow of the 24/7 gate and increase the installation’s overall physical security and force protection.   USAG Bavaria’s Directorate of Public Works was recently awarded the project to reorganize Gate…

October 30th, 2017 News, Safety & Security Bytes

Quick guide: How to prep your car for winter

  It’s official: winter is here. While the snow is fun and picturesque, it can also make for hazardous road conditions — especially if you have never driven in snow. Whether you are a winter-driving newbie or an old pro, here is a quick guide to winter road readiness.   …

October 24th, 2017 Safety & Security Bytes