Monthly Archives: August 2018

September highlights awareness of foodborne illnesses

By Kevin L. Robinson, DeCA public affairs specialist DeCA NEWS RELEASE   FORT LEE, Va. — Keeping foodborne illnesses at bay is a constant job, one shared by retailers and consumers alike, Defense Commissary Agency officials say.   “Commissaries inspect the product pipeline, from the farm to the supplier to the…

August 31st, 2018 Health & Lifestyle, News, Things You Didn't Know

Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How.

  By Kellie Matack, Emergency Management Assistant   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Each September, the United States and now many other countries, recognize National Preparedness Month.   You are probably thinking, I don’t live in an area prone to disasters. Why is this important? Why and better yet, for what do…

August 31st, 2018 Health & Lifestyle, News, Safety & Security Bytes

Let’s all #BeThere

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Defense Department is rolling out a new campaign theme to recognize a major public health concern in our community and many military communities around the globe.   “The DOD’s theme for Suicide Prevention Month this year is ‘#BeThere.’ This campaign encourages us to view our interactions…

August 29th, 2018 Health & Lifestyle, News

USAG Bavaria celebrates local winner of Young Lives, BIG Stories contest

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Young Lives, BIG Stories contest gives kids from age 3 through grade 12 the opportunity to share the ups and downs of military family life in words and art. The contest is part of the annual Month of the Military Child celebration, which is hosted…

August 29th, 2018 News, School News

Artillery Accident of 1960: The deadliest event in the history of the Grafenwoehr Training Area

  Article originally published at https://www.army.mil/article/210297.   Germany. Grafenwoehr Training Area. September 2, 1960. Around 0900 hrs. Cloudy, as usual.   A platoon of U.S. Army Soldiers are pitching a tent. Some are even on each other’s shoulders (Soldiers don’t lug around ladders).   Suddenly, the shell comes ripping through, blasting…

August 24th, 2018 News, Things You Didn't Know

Netzaberg schools offer new breakfast program

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Netzaberg Elementary and Middle School campus will be offering the “Start Smart” breakfast program during the 2018-2019 school year.   The program will start at NES on Aug. 28 and at NMS on Sept. 10.   The campus was selected as a pilot location for…

August 22nd, 2018 Health & Lifestyle, News, School News

Tower Barracks Exchange, Commissary hold force protection exercise August 23

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Tower Barracks Exchange Main Store and the Commissary will participate in a force protection and antiterrorism training exercise Aug. 23 beginning at 8:30 a.m.   The exercise will begin at the Exchange Main Store at 8:30 a.m. and will move to the Commissary between 9 a.m. and…

August 22nd, 2018 News, Safety & Security Bytes

Travel tips: Explore Bavaria with a Bayern-Ticket

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Bayern-Ticket is a regional day ticket and a cheap way to travel, using all local and regional trains, transport association services like subway or streetcar, and almost all bus routes in Bavaria.   Depending on what time of the day you plan to go on…

August 21st, 2018 News, Travel

School bus safety begins, ends at home

by DoDEA-Europe East District Transportation Supervisor   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Safe student transportation is one of DoDEA-Europe East District’s highest priorities.   The following highlights critical school transportation-related safety protocol and measures to keep students safe and prepared for the daily travel to and from their school.   LOOK at and…

August 20th, 2018 News, Safety & Security Bytes, School News

Recognizing and reporting suspicious activity at USAG Bavaria

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — One of the most important roles you have as a member of our community is to report suspicious activity or behavior.   The two easiest ways to report suspicious activity or behavior:   Use the Army’s iSalute suspicious activity report. Submit a report online at https://www.inscom.army.mil/isalute.  …

August 15th, 2018 News, Safety & Security Bytes