Monthly Archives: February 2018

College and Career Night at Vilseck High School March 26

  VILSEK, Germany — Pinpointing the right college and associated financial assistance just got a lot less stressful for students and parents living in the USAG Bavaria community.   The first annual “Vilseck High School College and Career Night” will be held Mon, March 26 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.…

February 28th, 2018 News, School News

March is Red Cross Month: How you can become a hero

  By Maureen Ragle, Field Office Coordinator   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — March is Red Cross Month and the USAG Bavaria Red Cross is giving you the tools to become a hero: Learn a lifesaving skill, become a volunteer or make a donation to #help1family on Giving Day – March 28.…

February 26th, 2018 Health & Lifestyle, News

Improving financial stability strengthens Army readiness

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Financial instability and debt resulting in marital problems, loss of security clearance or even suicide degrade mission readiness.   But there are fixes.   “Soldiers’ top priority is to maintain their deployability,” said Command Sgt. Maj Mike Sutterfield, U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria’s command sergeant major.  …

February 23rd, 2018 CSM Talk, Health & Lifestyle, Legal Issues, News

Sun interference causes AFN TV and radio outages Feb 25-Mar 7

  By Staff Sgt. Ben Burgess, AFN Kaiserslautern   KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany —American Forces Network listeners and viewers can expect to lose service for up to 20 minutes at a time due to daily sun interference expected to last until March 7.   Sun outages occur when the sun passes directly…

February 23rd, 2018 Environmental, Health & Lifestyle, News

Total Army Sponsorship Program Rodeo March 15 at Vilseck

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Army program designed to aid leaders and sponsors during relocation of their personnel will be held at U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria March 15.   USAG Bavaria’s Directorate of Human Resources conducts the Total Army Sponsorship Program Rodeo, or TASP Rodeo, March 15, 2018, beginning at…

February 21st, 2018 Health & Lifestyle, News

Hockey team representing USAG Bavaria wins championship

  By Bradley J. Huestis, Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, 7th Army Training Command   GARMISCH, Germany — The Bayern Rangers US Army Ice Hockey Team took Garmisch by storm this past weekend.   Representing U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria the team showed up in force for the 26th annual…

February 21st, 2018 Health & Lifestyle, News

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…

February 16th, 2018 Environmental, Health & Lifestyle, News

Army Emergency Relief campaign begins in March

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The launch of the annual Army Emergency Relief fundraising campaign is scheduled to get underway March 1 and will run through May 18, 2018.   Army Emergency Relief, or AER, is a nonprofit organization aimed at providing emergency financial assistance to active and retired Soldiers and…

February 15th, 2018 Health & Lifestyle, News

From family strong to Army strong: How Army chaplains enable ‘spiritual readiness’ at USAG Bavaria

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The USAG Bavaria Religious Support Office helps Soldiers, families and spouses in four communities to support readiness for the troops.   The USAG Bavaria chaplain’s mission is to provide religious support by providing both religious services and counsel. Their broader aim at USAG Bavaria, however, is…

February 13th, 2018 News

Securing USAG Bavaria a shared responsibility

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – Be empowered, not impaired. Be aware, not afraid.   That’s the logic of the U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria’s antiterrorism officer here, who is reminding community members to stay alert and report suspicious activities.   “I worry that complacency is a vulnerability to our overall security,” said…

February 13th, 2018 News, Safety & Security Bytes