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What to know if you get pulled over in Germany

  By Emily Jennings, USAG Wiesbaden Public Affairs   WIESBADEN, Germany — Driving on the roads in a foreign country where you don’t speak the language fluently can be nerve wracking enough. But imagine getting pulled over by police. That’s what happened last month when Tony Muñoz, a Department of…

June 26th, 2017 Health & Lifestyle, News

4 reasons to visit a SFL-TAP center early and often

By Jenny Hale, U.S. Army Transition Division   The Soldier for Life – Transition Assistance Program (SFL-TAP) supports Active and Reserve Component Soldiers with at least 180 days of continuous active federal service. The program also serves thousands of Family members and Department of the Army Civilians. The Army’s goal…

May 29th, 2017 News

Bavarian author Oliver Poetzsch visits Garmisch

  By Katherine Livingston, USAG Bavaria Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation   GARMISCH, Germany — Oliver Poetzsch, author of the bestselling The Hangman’s Daughter series, recently regaled the Garmisch community.   The event, hosted by the FMWR library, weaved book readings, musical interludes and a plethora of Bavarian history…

May 11th, 2017 News

Measles vaccinations recommended for 6-12 month olds

  Regional Health Command Europe news release   SEMBACH KASERNE, Germany – Regional Health Command Europe officials are recommending that 6-12 month old children should be immunized with the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine, as a result of an ongoing measles outbreak in several European countries.   This dose is…

May 8th, 2017 Health & Lifestyle, News

Tips for surviving tick season

  USAG Stuttgart news release   During spring, ticks transform from larva to nymph with only one catch … the need for a blood meal.   Typically, ticks live in brush close to the ground and engage in opportunistic feeding on small mammals, birds and sometimes, humans. Although most ticks…

May 1st, 2017 Health & Lifestyle

Internship offers intelligence analysts chance to expand experience, skills

By the Grafenwoehr Field Office, 2nd Military Intelligence Battalion, 66th Military Intelligence Brigade   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany —The Grafenwoehr Field Office is looking for experienced enlisted intelligence analysts who want to expand their current skill set for a six-month internship supporting the mission of U.S. Army counterintelligence in Europe.   Mission…

April 25th, 2017 News

5 easy ways to prepare for emergencies

  By Tom Janis, USAG Bavaria Emergency Management   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — It’s no secret that disasters, both natural and man-made, seem to be occurring frequently around the world. April is America’s PrepareAthon! month and the perfect time for USAG Bavaria families to get ready for whatever may come, including thunderstorms.…

April 11th, 2017 News

Claims examiner Edward Pontoon retires after 50 years of service

  By 1st Lt. Zechariah Broring, Rose Barracks Law Center   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The 7th Army Training Command legal community celebrated Edward Pontoon’s 50 years of service to the military March 30.   Pontoon, after working as a claims examiner in Germany, officially retires March 31. His 50 years…

April 2nd, 2017 Legal Issues, News

America’s PrepareAthon: Your how-to guide at USAG Bavaria

  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…

March 28th, 2017 News, Safety & Security Bytes

Influential Women of Bavaria: April Philippi, school registrar, secretary

  By Margaret Ballinger, Netzaberg Elementary School Teacher   NETZABERG, Germany — If you have children at Netzaberg Elementary School, or if you’ve ever visited our school here, you probably know April Philippi.   April is an Army wife, mother of three and a dual-hatted front-office employee at NES. Respected…

March 19th, 2017 News, Questions