Your PCS Guide to USAG Bavaria

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Time to arrange a yard sale, dig up some sturdy cardboard boxes and begin organizing important paperwork. You’re making a military move across the Atlantic.   Congratulations on receiving orders to Germany! Living in Europe is exciting. And here at U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria, we have…

USAG Bavaria Garrison Commander to host town hall

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The USAG Bavaria Garrison Commander, Col. Lance Varney, will host a community town hall Tuesday, March 28 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Tower View Conference Center, Bldg. 209 at the corner of Wilbur Rd. and Argonne Ave.   USAG Bavaria exists to ensure the…

Daylight Savings in Germany vs the US

  Grafenwoehr, Germany — Daylight Savings Time begins in Germany on Sun, March 26, and in the United States on Sun, March 12. Though Daylight Savings Time has been with our modern world for over a century, the concept of changing our work habits to make optimal use of the sun…

Influential Women of Bavaria: Ailien Patail, Garmisch librarian

  GARMISCH, Germany — For more than two decades, Ailien Patail has served as a U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria’s librarian for the Garmisch-Partenkirchen military community.   Inspired by her husband George, Patail became a librarian and began working at the Garmisch library in 1995.   Since then, she has seen…

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…

Carolina Panthers visit USAG Bavaria March 8-9

  USO news release   Carolina Panthers players Mario Addison, Dean Marlowe, Andrew Norwell, Kawann Short and Trai Turner will visit and spend quality time with airmen, Soldiers and their families stationed in Germany as part of a week-long USO/NFL tour.   Community members are invited to meet the team…

Influential Women of Bavaria: Lara Clagett, inspirational woman, friend and mentor

By Christina Wilson, USAG Bavaria Public Affairs   HOHENFELS, Germany — During Women’s History Month, I wanted to write an article on a woman who inspired me, and without even hesitating, I thought of Lara Clagett, our Mobilization, Deployment & Stability Support Operations Specialist.   Coming to Hohenfels in 1998…

Separate bio waste from regular trash

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — German households and businesses, including DoD families and Soldiers living off-post at USAG Bavaria, will soon be required to separate biodegradable waste from non-recyclable refuse, according to a new regulation.   The DoD Environmental Final Governing Standards for Germany, a document that establishes compliance with German…

Recognize heroes who bring hope to people in need during Red Cross Month

American Red Cross press release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The American Red Cross is recognizing the country’s everyday heroes during Red Cross Month.   “March is Red Cross Month, the perfect time to honor our Red Cross volunteers, blood donors and financial contributors who bring hope to people facing life’s…

Top 3 places to see around London

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — London is a must-see for many world travelers. Apart from its beautiful architecture, history, museums and entertainment, however, London also has other equally interesting sites a short drive away.   If you are planning a trip, consider adding these three nearby sites to your itinerary.  …

BCSC president’s top 24 travel sites in Europe

  It’s the “hidden gems,” Jan Meert said — referring to lesser known travel sites off the beaten tourist path — that can really make the European living experience so much richer.   Meert became the president of Bavaria Community and Spouses Club, an organization open to the whole Bavarian…