Category Archives: 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

Return ammunition on ‘No Questions Asked’ policy July 11

  VILSECK, Germany — Vilseck holds its quarterly Amnesty Day event July 11 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 p.m.…

July 4th, 2017 News, Safety & Security Bytes

Annual force protection exercise may affect you

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria and host nation partners participate in a full scale force protection exercise July 10-15, 2017.   The exercise will impact garrison services at Netzaberg and Tower Barracks in Grafenwoehr and cause potential delays at the gates.   Community members can expect to see…

June 6th, 2017 News, 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

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

America’s PrepareAthon: Your how-to guide at USAG Bavaria

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — America’s PrepareAthon! Campaign is a national campaign of action to increase preparedness and resilience through awareness of hazards that threaten our communities and installations.   It is an opportunity to ensure that our service members, civilians and installations take action to prepare and plan ahead of…

March 28th, 2017 News, Safety & Security Bytes

Get alerts from German authorities about your neighborhood

By Holly DeCarlo-White, USAG Stuttgart Public Affairs   The U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Antiterrorism Office recommends residents stay up-to-date through local news sources about the area they live when they are in or out-of-town. KATWARN is a free mobile app service for official warning information in German zip codes. The app exclusively displays…

March 8th, 2017 Safety & Security Bytes

Possible wolf may roam Hohenfels Training Area

HOHENFELS, Germany — An adult female red deer was found dead inside the Hohenfels Training Area in early January. The Bavarian Ministry for Environment (LfU) took DNA samples of the deer and determined that it was killed by a wolf of the central European population.   There is a possibility…

February 16th, 2017 Environmental, News, 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…

February 4th, 2017 Environmental, News, Safety & Security Bytes, School News

Beware of Army Emergency Relief scam

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — A new scam involving the use of fraudulent checks and mobile deposit apps to gain access to service members’ and their families’ bank accounts has surfaced,  according to a memo just released by Army Emergency Relief.   The Army Emergency Relief headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, recently reported…

January 31st, 2017 News, Safety & Security Bytes