Legionella testing to begin at USAG Bavaria

  Editor’s note: This article was updated Feb. 16, 2018.   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — In order to ensure water safety, USAG Bavaria and U.S. Army garrisons across Germany will conduct a routine Legionella bacteria survey in all our communities.                             Environmental Final Governing Standards for Germany now require the annual…

Celebrating New Year’s Eve in Bavaria

  USAG Stuttgart Public Affairs news release   New Year’s Eve in Germany is a time to celebrate the start of a new year with fireworks, music, and family. Whether you want to party into the early hours of the morning or have a relaxed New Year’s with your family,…

How Netzaberg Elementary shares holiday spirit

By Sonya Gates, Assistant Principal, Netzaberg Elementary School     GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — As part of Netzaberg Elementary School’s Kindness Challenge, NES students participated in spreading kindness and holiday cheer in several ways this season.     First, NES students partnered up with H.A.L.O.S., or Humanos Ayudando Los Oprimidos y Sufridos,…

US Soldiers donate record funds to preserve war graves, recover fallen

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Soldiers from 21st Theater Sustainment Command stationed here and in Baumholder raised a record number of funds to support a non-profit organization that recovers fallen World War I and II Soldiers — regardless of nationality — and maintains German grave sites across Europe.   The German…

USAG Bavaria updates phone numbers for after-hours work order emergencies

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – U. S. Army Garrison Bavaria will have a new phone number for community members on Tower and Rose Barracks to call when submitting an after-hours emergency work order request beginning January 16, 2018.   EMERGENCIES   This does not apply to emergencies requiring first responders. If there…

Giant House Spider: harmless to humans, helpful to the environment

By Christa LeGrande, U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Environmental Division volunteer   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Now that winter is upon us and the days are getting colder, animals of all kinds, including us humans, seek warmer locales to survive the blustery cold.   One such creature we’re likely to find more…

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…

USAG Bavaria 2017 holiday season hours & closures

  Happy holidays from U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria! The following on-post offices and services will be closed or have limited hours during holiday weekends. Closures and hours changes are also listed throughout the year on the Facilities & Closures calendar at www.bavaria.army.mil/calendar/facilities.htm.   For more or for information on other organizations…

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…

Rose Barracks Soldier earns Environmental Officer award

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — A Soldier from Rose Barracks received the U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Environmental Officer of the Year award for fiscal year 2017 at a recent USAG Bavaria Environmental Quality Control Counsel.   Sgt. Beau Murray, senior wheel mechanic, 3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, was recognized for…

MILITARY STAR makes dreams come true with fourth annual Your Holiday Bill Is On Us sweepstakes

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – The nation’s military exchanges and the Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) are joining forces to put some jingle back in military shoppers’ pockets by picking up the tab on their MILITARY STAR cards with the Your Holiday Bill Is On Us sweepstakes.   The Army & Air…