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…

Gate 6 construction to improve traffic and security begins in November

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Garrison construction crews will in November begin work on Tower Barracks Gate 6 that will improve traffic flow of the 24/7 gate and increase the installation’s overall physical security and force protection.   USAG Bavaria’s Directorate of Public Works was recently awarded the project to reorganize Gate…

Take your accidental trip to Lisbon now

  LISBON — Europe has a charming way of dropping you off in places you least expect. At least this was my experience when visiting a friend in Hamburg who bought me tickets to Lisbon while I was napping. Two things to note: true friendship comes in many forms and…

Clear clutter, bulk trash during Fall Cleanup

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Service members, civilians and their families living on-post Tower and Rose Barracks can purge their homes of bulky, hazardous and autumn yard waste in the USAG Bavaria community cleanup effort Nov. 13 – 17, 2017.   What is Fall Cleanup?   Every year, as the trees…

USAG Bavaria opens 24/7 fitness center at Tower Barracks

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria opened its first 24/7 fitness center open to all DOD ID cardholders 18 years or older.   The Field House Gym is located in Grafenwoehr at the Tower Barracks Field House, Bldg. 547, behind the AAFES Military Clothing shop across from Burger…

How to ship alcohol in your government personal property move

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Over the course of two or three years in Europe, many Soldiers and military families find that building a modest alcohol collection — from regions famous for wine, for example — becomes a part of their experience abroad.   But what happens when it’s time…

Quick guide: How to prep your car for winter

  It’s official: winter is here. While the snow is fun and picturesque, it can also make for hazardous road conditions — especially if you have never driven in snow. Whether you are a winter-driving newbie or an old pro, here is a quick guide to winter road readiness.   …

USAG Bavaria environmental program best in Europe

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria was presented the first-place award in the Environmental Quality, Overseas Installation category of the 2017 Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards program in a ceremony Oct. 20, 2017 at the Ever Vigilant Café on Tower Barracks.   To win the award, the USAG Bavaria…

Domestic violence: Take pre-emptive measures

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Being part of the military community can be truly exciting and rewarding. But it can also be tough — really, tough.   Maintaining personal and familial resiliency through the extraordinary challenges faced by military families and service members requires all parties to be committed and proactive.…

Retiree Appreciation Day offers financial and health services Oct 24

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – American Retirees in the area will have a chance to get help with pay issues, health care and other retiree services when USAG Bavaria hosts its annual Retiree Appreciation Day Oct. 24 at the Tower View Conference Center on Tower Barracks.   Attendees can meet one-on-one with…

VFW Patriot’s Pen essay contest closes Oct. 31

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Patriot’s Pen Essay Writing Contest is hosted annually by the Veterans of Foreign Wars and is open to 6th-, 7th- and 8th-grade students. Home-schooled students also are eligible.   The contest is conducted nationwide. This VFW-sponsored youth essay competition gives students an opportunity to write essays…