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…

How new recycling program at Neustadt affects you

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Neustadt an der Waldnaab, the county which oversees Grafenwoehr, Netzaberg and Eschenbach, rolls out a biodegradable recycling program this October requiring residents to separate and recycle plant-based kitchen waste.   The new program is the next in a series of other county-specific biodegradable recycling policies designed…

Federal government’s charity campaign kicks off Oct 16 at USAG Bavaria

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The annual workplace giving campaign within the U.S. military and federal government begins Oct. 16.   The Combined Federal Campaign-Overseas, or CFC-O, provides uniformed and civilian DOD personnel serving overseas the opportunity to extend their service by supporting charitable causes of their choice.   U.S. Army…

Winterize your car: Exchange offers free lighting inspection

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Your AAFES Exchange offers courtesy lighting inspections to U.S. forces stationed here through the month of October.   The Exchange automotive repair facilities are now offering a free inspection of POVs to verify that lights, windshield wipers and tires meet acceptable functional standards.   Exchange auto car…

AFAP forum addresses community concerns, gives solutions

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Members of the Grafenwoehr and Vilseck community recently convened at Rose Barracks on a mission: Address concerns relevant to the families and Soldiers of U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria.   USAG Bavaria’s Army Community Service held its Army Family Action Plan forum Sept. 13 drawing in a cross…

A guide to German federal elections

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The German federal election is Germany’s most important election and will next be held Sept. 24.   The federal election is held every four years and is used to elect the new members of the Bundestag (German Federal Parliament). State and local government officials are elected by…

German roadside assistance: Understanding ADAC

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — ADAC is an automobile club in Germany that provides roadside assistance to its members, and during warmer months the club opens a booth at the garrison here to provide newcomers with information.   For the past several years, Thomas Ullrich, the ADAC adviser to the military,…

DoDEA schools job fair recruits, assists applicants

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — A standing-room only crowd attended a job fair hosted by DoDEA Sept. 14 at Grafenwoehr Elementary School.   The job fair aimed to encourage and assist applicants in applying to vacant positions at schools on all four of USAG Bavaria’s installations at Grafenwoehr, Vilseck, Hohenfels and Garmisch.…

CLOSURE: City of Grafenwoehr central intersection closed Sept 25-30

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The city of Grafenwoehr conducts critical road resurfacing at the city’s central intersection of B299 and Alte Amberger Strasse during the week of Sept. 25 – 30.   This is the intersection with the traffic light outside Tower Barracks Gate 1.   No vehicular travel through…

Remain clear of forest clean-up areas at Vilseck

  VILSECK, Germany — Community members should remain clear of the storm damage near the Altneuhaus housing area on Rose Barracks.   Heavy storms hit the Vilseck area Aug. 9 causing damage across the installation.   For your own safety, stay clear of areas roped off and all forestry equipment.…

USO Europe names US Soldier in Bavaria Volunteer of the Quarter

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — When Spc. Kasheem Stephens is asked why he volunteers at the USO, he is quick to smile and point out the obvious: “It’s fun, a good place to relax and meet new people.”   Stephens, who currently serves with the 2nd Cavalry Regiment Regimental Support Squadron at…