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Speed limits reduced during PT hours at Tower and Rose Barracks

By Julian Temblador, USAG Bavaria Public Affairs   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany ­­— Speed limits are being reduced to 20 kph during PT hours, Monday – Friday from 6 – 8 a.m., on the main roads at both Tower and Rose Barracks, effective Feb. 18, 2020.   The Directorate of Emergency Services…


COLA to increase or remain same for service members in Germany

  The allowance designed to offset overseas prices will increase or remain steady for service members stationed in Germany beginning March 1.   The overseas Cost of Living Allowance, or COLA, is the non-taxable supplemental pay allowance designed to offset overseas prices of non-housing goods and services.   The new…

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

  By Kelly Thornborrow, Family Advocacy Program Educator   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month with the goal of bringing increased awareness to what teen dating violence is and how to prevent it.   Teen Dating Violence occurs when physical violence (ex. hitting, biting), psychological aggression…

USAG Bavaria opens new IACS office at Rose Barracks

  VILSECK, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria opens an additional office to cope with the growth and demand for installation access services.   The Installation Access Control System (IACS) Office will open Feb. 10, 2020, at Rose Barracks, Bldg. 1701, in Vilseck across from the Military Police Station.  …

Hohenfels youth showcase artistic talents

  HOHENFELS, Germany — The Hohenfels Boys and Girls Clubs of America showcased their artistic talents at the 2020 BGCA Art Exhibition award ceremony here, Jan. 17.   Little artists, ages six to 12, competed in five different categories and in two age groups.  All 11 participants were awarded with…

Legal Office: Guide to claims for loss or damage to your household goods or vehicle

Rose Barracks Law Center, Office of the Staff Judge Advocate               VILSECK, Germany — The 7th Army Training Command claims office at USAG Bavaria processes claims filed by active-duty service members and DOD civilians against the U.S. government.   Here’s what you need to know.          If you notice…

New AER program to offer $1,500 for out-of-pocket childcare costs

By Sean Kimmons, Army News Service   Army Emergency Relief will begin providing up to $1,500 on Feb. 1 to help cover childcare costs for Soldiers and families who move to a new duty station.   The AER Childcare Assistance Program offers $500 per month for three consecutive months in…

Rockets return to Europe; 1-6 FA conducts first live-fire exercise

by Spc. Zachary Stahlberg, 7th Army Training Command GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The 1st Battalion, 6th Field Artillery Regiment of the 41st Field Artillery Brigade conducted their first live-fire exercise since reactivating in September 2019 at the Grafenwoehr Training Area Jan. 27, 2020.    “This is the first live fire of…

Dress up, have fun: It’s Fasching

  Fasching, as it’s known in Bavaria, is crazy and a fun time to be in Germany. Fasching is also known as Karneval or Fastnacht in other parts of Germany. It officially kicked off the Karneval season Nov. 11 at 11:11 a.m. with pre-Lenten festivities.   During Germany’s carnival season,…

Understanding fog lights in Germany

  USAG Bavaria Safety Office   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Thick patches of fog often roll through Bavaria, particularly around Grafenwoehr, Vilseck and Hohenfels.   According to Army in Europe Regulation 190-1 — the regulation on driver and vehicle requirements in Germany — foglights are not required. But if foglights are…