USAG Bavaria hosts change of command ceremony

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria change of command ceremony opened with a proper Bavarian send-off on July 10, provided by the Black Powder Shooters of Volsbach. During the ceremony, Col. Adam J. Boyd relinquished command of USAG Bavaria to incoming Col. Christopher R. Danbeck.   While COVID-19…

Learn about bird rehabilitation at LBV Oberpfalz

By Christa Rolls with USAG Bavaria Environmental Division   Landesbund für Vogelschutz in der Oberpfalz (LBV) is a non-profit organization in Bavaria that specializes in bird rehabilitation and wildlife education. Local rehabilitation centers are important to combating the anthropogenic effects on wildlife, while simultaneously providing an opportunity to educate the…

Red Cross Offers Ways to Stay Safe As You Look Ahead to Fun this Summer

American Red Cross News Release VILSECK, Germany —Summer is just ahead—the perfect time of the year to enjoy the outdoors. But this year summer fun will be different due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The American Red Cross, Vilseck Complex offers safety tips you can follow.   If your community…

USAG Bavaria USPS streamlines outbound shipping processes

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany ⁠— The United States Postal Service (USPS) found new processes to safeguard its customers and employees as the COVID-19 pandemic changes the way the world does business, according to USAG Bavaria USPS postmaster Jaye Bakalars.   “We weren’t prepared for a pandemic,” Bakalars, said. “I’m very proud of…

Exchange shoppers generate $1.59 million for USAG Bavaria community

AAFES News Release   Grafenwoehr, Germany – Soldiers, retirees, Veterans and military families know it pays to shop their Exchange. In 2019, authorized Grafenwoehr Exchange shoppers generated $1.59 million of critical support for military Quality-of-Life programs in the form of earnings-based dividends.   The dividends help fund Quality-of-Life programs at…

Firework facts to keep safe this summer

By Laura Garcia, program specialist with Army Substance Abuse Program (ASAP)   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The 4th of July is just around the corner, so let’s talk firework safety.    If you are interested in watching fireworks, the best viewing experience is a public show put on by experts. This year…

Command Sgt. Maj. Michael J. Spear: New CSM at USAG Bavaria

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria welcomed its new senior enlisted leader, during a change of responsibility ceremony on June 19. Command Sgt. Maj. Micheal D. Sutterfield, outgoing command sergeant major of USAG Bavaria, relinquished his responsibilities of the garrison to Command Sgt. Maj. Michael J. Spear.   Precautionary…

Ammerthal shows support for its partnership squadron in USAG Bavaria

  VILSECK, Germany — Mayor Anton Peter of Ammerthal and Chairperson Doris Weiss of the Ammerthal Homeland and Cultural Association were special guests at the change of command ceremony of their partnership squadron, 2nd Air Support Operation Squadron (2ASOS), on June 18, 2020.   The ceremony took place on Rose…

Return ammunition on ‘No Questions Asked’ policy

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria holds its quarterly Amnesty Day event July 14, 2020, to afford the USAG Bavaria community the opportunity to turn in ammunition on a no-questions-asked basis.   The next Community Amnesty Day for ammunition and explosives (A & E) will run from 9…

Shake things up with these mocktail recipes

By Laura Garcia, program specialist with Army Substance Abuse Program (ASAP) Back in the States, mocktail bars are growing in popularity for good reason. Patrons can have a great time with friends — drinking refreshing, healthy beverages — while avoiding some of the perils of drinking alcohol. Trading in a…