Author: Carla Stamper

Newcomers challenged to discover Bavaria

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — United States Army Garrison Bavaria Army Community Service offers newcomers an opportunity to get to know Bavaria while collecting stamps in the Passport Challenge booklet.   “This program is designed to make the spouses feel welcome in USAG Bavaria, and it should also help to integrate and…

April 27th, 2018 News

OPINION: Why I volunteer

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — From the onset of basic training, Soldiers are warned by their peers to avoid volunteering. The scary unknown detail looms ahead for any volunteers crazy enough to raise their hand.   Not taking that advice, I volunteered for a detail during basic that paid off in…

April 16th, 2018 News
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Red Cross offers free career training for dependents

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria strives to bring enrichment programs, like the upcoming American Red Cross Dental Assistant Training Program, to our military communities.   USAG Bavaria Red Cross and the dental clinics offer this exciting training opportunity to military family members. While the training program does…

April 12th, 2018 News

Teddy bear clinic comes to town

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Veterinary Clinic hosts the first Teddy Bear Clinic May 3 at Rose Barracks.   During the clinic, Soldiers from 2nd Cavalry Regiment will practice their suturing skills using injured or damaged stuffed animals.   Capt. Caitlin Sullivan, officer in charge of the…

April 12th, 2018 News

Stolen property: US and German authorities partner against crime

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Military police investigators here collaborated with Auerbach Polizei to catch a thief in our midst.   Sgt. Sebastian Rupp and Staff Sgt. Michael Thompson, along with Auerbach Polizei officer Andreas Mueller, investigated an employee of a moving company after a concerned citizen reported that an online…

April 11th, 2018 News

Improving financial stability strengthens Army readiness

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Financial instability and debt resulting in marital problems, loss of security clearance or even suicide degrade mission readiness.   But there are fixes.   “Soldiers’ top priority is to maintain their deployability,” said Command Sgt. Maj Mike Sutterfield, U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria’s command sergeant major.  …

February 23rd, 2018 CSM Talk, Health & Lifestyle, Legal Issues, News

Securing USAG Bavaria a shared responsibility

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – Be empowered, not impaired. Be aware, not afraid.   That’s the logic of the U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria’s antiterrorism officer here, who is reminding community members to stay alert and report suspicious activities.   “I worry that complacency is a vulnerability to our overall security,” said…

February 13th, 2018 News, Safety & Security Bytes