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…

Garrison honors, provides services for retirees October 23

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria will hold its annual Retiree Appreciation Day Oct. 23 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Soldier for Life Center and the Health and Dental Clinic on Tower Barracks.   Retirees of all branches of service, family members and surviving spouses are…

Exploring Dinkelsbuehl

  DINKELSBUEHL, Germany — Bavaria has more than its share of quaint and colorful towns, but one of the most charming has to be Dinkelsbuehl. Situated between the Romantic Road and the Germany Holiday Route, this picturesque village offers tourists an authentic glimpse into Germany’s past.   Surrounded by a…

Bavaria Health Command activated in Vilseck

By Kristen Schabert, Bavaria Health Command   VILSECK, Germany – The Bavaria Health Command was officially activated in a ceremony on Dragoon Field, Rose Barracks, Sept. 25.   BHC replaces the former United States Army Medical Department Activity Bavaria, better known as BMEDDAC. The activation is part of a larger…

Environmental: How to avoid mold in the house

U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria has many nice buildings. But even the new buildings can easily develop mold, if certain precautions are not followed. Outdoors, molds play a part in nature by breaking down dead organic matter, such as fallen leaves and dead trees, but indoors, mold growth should be avoided.  …

Driving in Germany: What you need to know about the Motor Vehicle Lighting Campaign

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Motor Vehicle Lighting Equipment campaign is conducted throughout Germany each year in October.   The purpose is to encourage motor vehicle owners to have their vehicles — especially lighting equipment — inspected prior to the onset of winter weather.   The campaign is conducted each year…

Your domestic violence prevention resources at USAG Bavaria

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The garrison here supports the U.S. Army’s efforts in raising domestic violence awareness during the entire month of October.   What is domestic violence, and why does it matter? Today, families — and especially military families — are subject to a variety of stressors that often place…

U.S. Army Soldier Show coming to Grafenwoehr

The 2015 U.S. Army Soldier Show is a high-energy 90-minute live musical that showcases the talents of Soldiers who were selected by audition from throughout the Active-Duty, Reserve and National Guard Army. The production, “We Serve” explores the foundational elements of what it means to serve, in and out of…

Environmental: The benefits of honey

Honey has healing powers that have been proven scientifically. It can help with sore throats, burns hurt less, wounds heal faster and dry scalps benefit from an overnight honey treatment.   What’s important is not to heat the honey to more than 40 °C (104 °F) because then beneficial substances,…

USAG Bavaria’s Rising Stars announced

Pete Pollard, Grafenwoehr Performing Arts Center   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The annual Army-wide vocal competition for Operation Rising Star took place Sept. 18 and the finals were held Sept. 19 at the Grafenwoehr Performing Arts Center at Tower Barracks.   Begun in 2004, Operation Rising Star is a singing competition…

Understanding how new USPS customs form procedures affect you

By 2nd Lt. Sydney Crutchfield, USAG Bavaria Public Affairs   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The U.S. Postal Service will soon require patrons to complete customs forms online for all packages.   The new procedures — which are expected to go into effect at the beginning of 2016 — are part of…