Monthly Archives: June 2018


July Fourth at Tower Barracks: What you need to know

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria will host Independence Day festivities at the Tower Barracks Parade Field July 4.   The BOSS Bike and Car Show kicks off the celebration at 10 a.m. for a full day of excitement and family fun for all, with fireworks scheduled to…

June 28th, 2018 News

Col. Adam Boyd takes command of U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Col. Adam J. Boyd assumed command of U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria here at a ceremony June 27.   Lt. Col. Gregory Scrivens had been serving as the interim garrison commander since Col. Lance Varney relinquished command of the garrison last month.   The ceremony and passing…

June 27th, 2018 Commander Talk, News

Bavaria Health Initiative: What’s my next step?

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Do I need to start a fitness program? Do I just eat all the right foods? Or do I just simply hire a fitness guru to hold my hand and lead me in the right direction?   Let’s start with a fitness program, which is no more…

June 26th, 2018 Health & Lifestyle, News

928th CBN holds change of command ceremony

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Lt. Col.  Isaac M. Torres assumed command of the 928th Contracting Battalion–Germany from Lt. Col. Jerel R. Grimes at a ceremony here June 21.   The ceremony and passing of the command’s colors was presided over by Col.  Douglas S. Lowrey, 409th Contracting Brigade Commander, Kaiserslautern, Germany.…

June 21st, 2018 News

Be a good neighbor: USAG Bavaria housing policies

  By USAG Bavaria Housing Office   The intent of this policy is to reinforce German law as closely as possible, and to promote harmony in our communities and living areas.   Noise Control   All individuals within a USAG Bavaria housing community have the right to expect peace and…

June 21st, 2018 Environmental, Health & Lifestyle, News

Emergency Placement Care makes a difference

  By USAG Bavaria Family Advocacy Program   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Family Advocacy Program supports the Emergency Placement Care program as a way to provide short-term care for military children of families in crisis.   EPC is a voluntary or court-mandated service providing 24-hour care…

June 20th, 2018 News

Bavaria celebrates 100 years as a Free State

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — In 1918, the November Revolution led to the overturn of the monarchy and the proclamation of the Free State of Bavaria, and now Bavaria is celebrating 100 years free.   Prior to the revolution, World War I had profoundly changed peoples’ lives. A shortage of supplies, the…

June 20th, 2018 News, Things You Didn't Know

Get to know Germany’s bicycle rules of the road

    By USAG Bavaria Safety Office   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Whether you are taking a fun bike ride with the family, using a bicycle to get to work or as part of your fitness routine, make sure that safety is your primary concern.   This guide tells you what…

June 19th, 2018 Health & Lifestyle, News, Safety & Security Bytes

A short guide to on-post key systems

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The on-post key systems are amazing technologies, but users should be aware of dying batteries. Please see the below infographic as a short guide to using your key system and how your U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Key Control Office supports you.

June 19th, 2018 Things You Didn't Know

Bavaria Exchanges generate $1.74M for quality-of-life programs in 2017

  AAFES NEWS RELEASE   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Last year, the U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria community generated $1.74 million for critical quality-of-life programs as Soldiers, retirees and their families shopped the Exchanges at Tower Barracks, Rose Barracks, Hohenfels and Garmisch.   The dividend is used to support USAG Bavaria Family and Morale,…

June 19th, 2018 News