Author: Andreas Kreuzer


USAG Bavaria proves ‘ready to fight’ during full-scale exercise

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Smoke rises from the middle school just as military police arrive on location. Meanwhile, 150 DOD personnel out of Turkey are en route to a shelter here as part of an evacuation operation. And garrison employees suddenly realize they’re the target of a malicious and sophisticated…

July 28th, 2017 News, Safety & Security Bytes

USAG Bavaria employees honored for 1,064 years of service

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – Community members and garrison leaders honored long-time garrison employees at an Employee Length of Service ceremony here March 14.   In total, these garrison employees have logged 1,064 years of total service to the U.S. Army and federal government.   Col. Lance Varney, commander of the U.S.…

March 17th, 2017 News

German supervisors attend training to support employee well-being

                                            GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Thirty-seven local national supervisors attended the Mental Health, Resiliency, Occupational Well-Being, Suicide Prevention awareness training here to help employees cope with, and overcome, emotional or…

February 17th, 2017 News

New Netzaberg chapel ‘power projection platform’ for spiritual readiness

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Netzaberg chapel and its 115-foot tower overlooking the village is the community’s brand new landmark. The wave-like facade and interior curved design elements reflect the chapel’s Upper Palatinate surroundings.   Many U.S. and German military officials, religious and community members and local leaders attended the…

February 7th, 2017 Health & Lifestyle, News

Falkenberg Castle: 1000 years of emotional history

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Tons of castles are scattered across Germany, but the Falkenberg Castle is unique. With stones constructions over 1,000 years old, the castle is designed to withstand attacks.   This massive example of architecture is just a half hour ride from Grafenwoehr. Over the decades it has been…

November 30th, 2016 Travel

The Netzaberg Chapel set to open February 2017

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The chapel overlooking the Netzaberg village here is on pace to open its doors for services in February 2017, according to lead managers.   Begun in November 2013, the new chapel will replace the aged one located on Tower Barracks.   The $15 million project, with…

October 18th, 2016 News

How to get your vehicle inspected for registration at USAG Bavaria

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Before you can register your vehicle at U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria, it has to pass a safety inspection. But while you have to use the Vehicle Registration office on post, for the inspection you have the option of using on-post or off-post service providers.   You can…

May 26th, 2016 News, Things You Didn't Know

Be prepared for day X, America’s PrepareAthon!

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — America’s PrepareAthon! Campaign is a national campaign of action to increase preparedness and resilience through awareness of hazards that threaten our communities and installations.   It is an opportunity to ensure that our service members, civilians and installations take action to prepare and plan ahead of disasters…

April 21st, 2016 Safety & Security Bytes

New phone numbers coming to offices at Grafenwoehr, Vilseck & Hohenfels

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The U.S. Army installations at Grafenwoehr, Vilseck and Hohenfels will upgrade to a new phone system beginning this year, prompting changes in hardware and office phone numbers.   The old dial tone switches ran out of service warranty and it’s time to switch to the new Internet…

April 19th, 2016 News

Month of the Military Child

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — April is Month of the Military Child. From deployments to new schools, military children are faced with unique challenges that ordinary youth their age never experience. Their ability to adapt to present and future changes deserves our respect and admiration. In an effort to recognize the…

March 31st, 2016 News