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…

USAG Bavaria trick-or-treat hours, Halloween events & safety

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Halloween, the holiday that creeps up mid-fall, scaring away the rest of summer weather, is almost here. Before you grab the trick-or-treat bag, make sure to follow all garrison’s ground rules to stay safe.   USAG Bavaria safety staff established official trick-or-treat hours for Tuesday,…

Fire Prevention Week: Every second counts, plan two ways out

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Have you ever thought about what to do in the event of a fire? Flames can engulf rooms, block entryways and bring homes to disrepair in a matter of minutes. Do you know at least two ways out?   Fire departments across the U.S. join their…

Everything you need to know about winter tires in Germany

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Warm weather is giving way to cold, which means you should prepare your vehicle now for winter.   A German federal law that took effect in November of 2010 mandates the use of winter tires when conditions are icy.   The law does not specify specific dates,…

Ask questions, get answers at Facebook Facebook Town Hall

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Questions on any garrison-related services are fair game at the community’s Winter Town Hall on Facebook Wed, Nov. 8 from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.   Garrison staff and leaders from all four installations — Tower Barracks, Rose Barracks, Hohenfels and Garmisch — will be on standby…

Tower tours offered at Tower Barracks during fall, winter 2017

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Tours of the historic water tower on Tower Barracks are now being offered throughout the fall and winter of 2017.   Tours are open to community members with installation access. Tour dates and times are:   Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017, 9 – 11 a.m.   Tuesday,…

How to PCS to Germany with Pets

  GRAFENWOEHR Germany — So, you are getting ready to PCS to Germany, and you’re scared, excited, nervous or all of the above. You’ve already gathered your family’s information, but what about your pets?   This can add more stress to an already stressful situation. As a military wife and…

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…

Exchange efficiencies and healthy restaurant come to Garmisch

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Army and Air Force Exchange Service will begin streamlining processes to receive shipped items and will open a healthy-option restaurant, according to Grafenwoehr Exchange officials.   When a product is not normally carried or unavailable at the Garmisch Main Store, the Exchange now provides trans-shipment from…

Jedi training coming to Tower Barracks Main Store

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany  — The Tower Barracks Main Store will give young Padawans the chance to battle the dark side with a Disney-approved Star Wars experience on October 14th.   Jedi at the Exchange gives children ages 4 through 12 the chance to get free Jedi training, similar to what is…

Bavaria bids farewell to Todd, welcomes Sutterfield

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Command Sgt. Maj. Robert G. Todd relinquished his position as the Command Sergeant Major for U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria to incoming Command Sgt. Maj. Micheal D. Sutterfield at a change of responsibility ceremony here Sept. 27, 2017.   Leaders from major U.S. military commands and representatives…