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…

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…

USAG Bavaria Thrift Shops: A great place to shop

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – U. S. Army Garrison Bavaria has thrift shops available in four of its five communities: Tower Barracks, Rose Barracks, Hohenfels and Garmisch.   Locations and hours   The thrift shop on Tower Barracks is located in Bldg. 508. It is open on Tuesdays and Wednesdays…

USAG Bavaria Sexual Harassment/Assault Response & Prevention resources

The SHARP program’s mission is to reduce with an aim toward eliminating sexual offenses within the Army through cultural change, prevention, intervention, investigation, accountability, advocacy/response, assessment and training to sustain the All-Volunteer Force.   The Army’s SHARP Program Is an integrated, proactive effort by the Army to end sexual harassment…

Holiday tree lighting ceremonies at USAG Bavaria

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Installations at U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria welcome holiday cheer with their own festivities.   Ceremonies will be held on Tower Barracks in Grafenwoehr, Rose Barracks in Vilseck, Hohenfels and Artillery Kaserne at Garmisch.   Garmisch – Dec. 1, 5:30 p.m.   The Garmisch Winterfest is Dec.…

#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…

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…

Off-post gov’t-leased housing residents asked to submit meter readings

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria housing officials are asking residents of government-leased housing in the Grafenwoehr and Vilseck areas to report their home’s utility meter readings for electricity, water and, if available, gas by Friday, Dec. 15.   Residents can submit the readings either by taking…

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…

Deadlines: Receiving and shipping mail during the holidays

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The 2017 holiday season mailing deadlines have been released.   To ensure packages sent to the U.S. are delivered before Dec. 25, 2017, mail by:   Space Available Mail (SAM) Parcels — Nov. 27, 2017   Priority Parcels & First Class Letters — Dec. 11, 2017…

USAG Bavaria to hold career fair Nov 7

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Organizations across the garrison set up tables to meet with job-seeking community members at the U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Career Fair Tuesday, Nov. 7, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Tower View Conference Center.   “The goal of the career fair is to connect…