Residential window safety information

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – The home should be a safe place for everyone, but there are some hazards families should always be aware of. Ranking as one of the top five hidden hazards in the home are windows. Falls from windows are more common than people might think. According to studies…

Fire extinguisher exchange service

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – the Directorate of Public Works in cooperation with the Department of Emergency Services currently offer a fire extinguisher exchange service. Within this service all unit fire wardens within the United States Army Garrison Bavaria installation can exchange their building fire extinguishers free of cost until Nov. 30.…

U.S. Army Chief of Staff Spouse tours USAG Bavaria

GARMISCH, Germany – Army veteran Maria McConville, spouse of Gen. James C. McConville, U.S. Army Chief of Staff, visited the Garmisch community, a satellite installation of U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria. At the same time her husband, Gen. James C. McConville, U.S. Army Chief of Staff, attended the Conference of European…

USAG Bavaria leadership changes hands

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – Col. Kevin A. Poole assumed command of U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria from Col. Christopher R. Danbeck during a ceremony held July 12 at the Tower Barracks Parade Field.     The ceremony was attended by numerous guests ranging from local community leaders, tenant unit leadership, the Bundeswehr,…

USAG Bavaria welcomes 22 new US citizens during naturalization ceremony

  GRAFENWHOER, Germany — Twenty-two members of the USAG Bavaria community were sworn in as American citizens during a virtual naturalization ceremony on June 29 at the Tower View Conference Center. The ceremony, part of a special program to naturalize active duty military members and their families, welcomed the individuals…

Second annual EFMP Parent’s Day Picnic

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – The Exceptional Family Members Program held its second annual Parent’s Picnic Day on June 15, 2022, on Rose Barracks. In a picnic atmosphere, all community members were invited to enjoy the great weather, play, network, and get to know their community better.     “This event…

Rose Barracks Law Center receives Chief of Staff Award

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Rose Barracks Law Center received the Army Chief of Staff Award for excellent service to the military community at U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria, during fiscal year 2021. Among the small team division, this team went above and beyond serving customers, which included all tenant units, rotating…

Joint training event strengthens partnership between German, American police

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — On June 10, U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria’s Directorate of Emergency Services and Upper Palatinate Polizei participated in a joint active shooter training event within the Grafenwoehr Training Area. Eleven DES Soldiers and 16 local Polizei, from Eschenbach, Auerbach and Vilseck, attended this partnership event to build…

Culture Shock: 13 things that may surprise Americans in Germany

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – Willkommen to U.S Army Garrison Bavaria! Moving internationally can be incredibly stressful, so here is some useful information concerning the most significant cultural differences newcomers experience a permanent change of station to Germany from America.   1. Cash is king While credit cards are a universally accepted…

Adjutant General’s Corps Civilian of the Year 2021

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Timothy Roberts, supervisory postal operations specialist of the Rose Barracks Postal Service Center, was selected as the Adjutant General’s Corps Civilian of the Year 2021. Roberts was awarded this prestigious title, due to his outstanding performance last year.   Roberts is responsible for the supervisory management of…