Author: Andreas Kreuzer

How storms in Germany get their names

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — ‘Fabienne’ was the name of the last storm that swept across Germany in September 2018, but where do the names comes from?   The Australian Meteorologist Clement Wragge started to call storms by female names in the late 19th century. Later, he named them after unpopular…

October 3rd, 2018 Environmental, News, Things You Didn't Know

Mobile apps for alerts and weather warnings in Germany

  The U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Antiterrorism Office recommends residents stay up-to-date through local news sources about the area they live when they are in or out-of-town.    Several apps are available to get notified about official alerts and weather warnings.   KATWARN   KATWARN is a free mobile app service…

September 25th, 2018 Health & Lifestyle, Safety & Security Bytes, Travel

Flying a recreational drone in Germany

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — There are several laws and regulations you need to follow if you want to fly your own drone in Germany.   The German drone rules are regulated by the “Bundesministerium fuer Verkehr und digitale Infrastruktur” and by the “Deutsche Flugsicherung,” the German version of the Federal…

September 5th, 2018 News, Things You Didn't Know

Six USAG Bavaria Soldiers retired, honored at ceremony

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria honored Soldiers for their service and career at the quarterly retirement ceremony, here, August 29.   The USAG Bavaria Garrison Chaplain, Col. Kevin M. Pies, thanked the retirees for their accomplishments and sacrifices made in service to the country — in both…

September 4th, 2018 News

Visit Brazil in the middle of Europe

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — For 51 weekends of the year, visitors to the small Franconian city of Coburg find what they might expect: a charming market square, an 800-year-old fortress and a gigantic historic palace, all surrounded by deep green forest.   But that 52nd weekend, visitors find something very…

July 5th, 2018 Travel

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

405th AFSB Germany welcomes new commander

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The 405th Army Field Support Battalion-Germany welcomed Lt. Col. Matthew A. Price at a change of command ceremony, here, June 14.   Lt. Col. Matthew A. Price assumed command from Lt. Col. Charles W. McPhail, who served as commander of the 405th AFSB since June 2016.…

June 15th, 2018 News

Four USAG Bavaria Soldiers retire, two remain in Bavaria

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria honored Soldiers for their service and career at the quarterly retirement ceremony here May 30.     The interim USAG Bavaria Garrison Commander, Lt. Col. Gregory C. Scrivens, thanked the retirees for their accomplishments and sacrifices made in service to the country…

June 5th, 2018 News

USAG Bavaria recognizes graduates, educational milestones

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Soldiers as well as community member graduates received their associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees during a ceremony May 18 at Rose Barracks.   Since last year, 2,100 Soldiers in the U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria footprint have completed more than 6,000 college courses using more than $4…

May 23rd, 2018 News, School News

Your suicide prevention resources at USAG Bavaria

Army Senior Leaders are committed to building a ready and resilient force by sustaining personal readiness and mitigating high-risk behaviors that run  counter to the Army profession.   Those who serve our great nation pledge to treat themselves and others with dignity and respect and expect others to do the…

May 8th, 2018 Health & Lifestyle, Safety & Security Bytes