Author: Andrea Griesser

Garmisch livens up Fire Prevention Week with ‘Sparky, the fire dog’

  GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany — The Great Chicago Fire, which began on Oct. 8, 1871, devastated the city, killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 homeless, destroyed more than 17,400 structures and burned more than 2,000 acres of land. In commemoration, Fire Prevention Week is observed each year during the week…

October 16th, 2018 News, Safety & Security Bytes

Garmisch team helps veteran revisit 1950s

  GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany — When Michael Bade asked his congressman for assistance in visiting the U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria–Garmisch community with his father, 85-year-old Army veteran Richard Bade, the wheels started spinning to make it happen.   Bade had been stationed in Garmisch in 1955 with the 1st Platoon, Company…

October 15th, 2018 News

Red Cross gives first-aid training to USAG Bavaria employees

  GARMISCH, Germany — The Bavarian Red Cross recently administered first-aid training to Local National employees of the U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria – Garmisch Community.    The Garmisch Community safety manager, Andreas Tuerk, arranged and coordinated four classes over the course of two weeks to provide several opportunities to attend…

July 2nd, 2018 News

Community member returns to Garmisch after 55 years

  GARMISCH, Germany — Kathy Leslie, who lived three years of her childhood in the Garmisch Breitenau Housing Area, took a trip down memory lane when she visited Artillery Kaserne with her husband, Ian, during a recent trip to Europe.   It was her first time back to Garmisch after…

August 29th, 2017 News
Yoga Class at the Mueller Fitness Center in Garmish, Germany.

Healthy Lifestyle Challenge a team effort

GARMISCH, Germany – The Garmisch Family and MWR Mueller Fitness Center completed its annual Healthy Lifestyle Challenge with more than 100 people in 16 teams participating from January 9 through March 5.   Garmisch Family and MWR began the challenge 15 years ago as a way to encourage members of…

April 20th, 2017 Health & Lifestyle, News

Influential Women of Bavaria: Ailien Patail, Garmisch librarian

  GARMISCH, Germany — For more than two decades, Ailien Patail has served as a U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria’s librarian for the Garmisch-Partenkirchen military community.   Inspired by her husband George, Patail became a librarian and began working at the Garmisch library in 1995.   Since then, she has seen…

March 9th, 2017 News, Questions

Garmisch students design boxes for Pumpkin Drop experiment

  GARMISCH — Garmisch Elementary and Middle School’s second annual Pumpkin Drop was held Oct. 27 in front of the school. Students, teachers and parents gathered to watch teams participate in the festive after-school engineering experiment.   Garmisch Elementary and Middle School, or GEMS, students joined together in groups, one…

November 2nd, 2016 News

Soldiers paraglide over the Garmisch mountains, building personal courage

  By Andrea Griesser, USAG Bavaria Garmisch Public Affairs   GARMISCH, Germany — Twelve Soldiers from the Garmisch Community, Marshall Center and NATO School in Oberammergau enjoyed a breath-taking paragliding flight over Garmisch-Partenkirchen on Sept. 23.   In conjunction with September’s Suicide Awareness Month, a group of Soldiers conducted a resiliency…

October 4th, 2016 News

Playground pump and stroller-friendly walks: Fun summer activities with small children

GARMISCH, Germany — Two New Parent Support Programs, coordinated by Army Community Service’s Kara Tobin, connect family members in Garmisch this summer.   Both programs offer an opportunity for fitness, fresh air and chatting with other parents.   The Playground Pump group meets at one of the playgrounds in the…

August 23rd, 2016 News, School News

Read for the Win: Summer reading program kicks off at Garmisch Library

GARMISCH, Germany — During the months of June and July, the library will host a variety of free activities for children of all ages to encourage and support a love of reading.   About 20 children and a few moms joined Ben Write and Sally Read for the first get-together at…

June 28th, 2016 News