Author: Johanna Pschierer

Designated Driver Program kicks off at USAG Bavaria

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — In the ongoing effort to reduce alcohol related incidents throughout the community, the Designated Driver Program was officially introduced July 9 at U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria.   The Designated Driver Program is a campaign related to the Alcohol Incident Reduction Initiative and is organized by the…

July 10th, 2018 Health & Lifestyle, News

Bavaria celebrates 100 years as a Free State

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — In 1918, the November Revolution led to the overturn of the monarchy and the proclamation of the Free State of Bavaria, and now Bavaria is celebrating 100 years free.   Prior to the revolution, World War I had profoundly changed peoples’ lives. A shortage of supplies, the…

June 20th, 2018 News, Things You Didn't Know

Elias Peißner and Lola Montez: A man from Vilseck and his role in history

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — In the 19th century, a woman caused a sensation in the kingdom of Bavaria and, along with a man from Vilseck, played a significant role in the revolution that ended the king’s reign.   Lola Montez, as she called herself, was a dancer, the mistress of…

June 11th, 2018 News, Things You Didn't Know

Bavarian elections explained

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — October 14 marks election day for the Bavarian legislative assembly.   Every five years, Bavaria’s parliament, the Landtag with its 180 members, is elected.   This guide tells you what you, as American neighbors to the German constituents, need to know to make sense of…

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

Summer Sense Campaign begins at USAG Bavaria

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — During the summer months, the Army Substance Abuse Program hosts its annual awareness campaign to help further reduce alcohol related incidents throughout the community.   The Summer Sense Campaign informs community members about the dangers of alcohol abuse while strengthening their awareness about the importance of…

May 31st, 2018 Health & Lifestyle, News

Windshield Tours prepare newcomers for their stay in Bavaria

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Every first Friday of a month, a bus tour takes place around U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria installations to show newcomers the most important locations on and off post.   Army Community Service organizes the Windshield Tours to help Soldiers and their families orientate to Tower and…

May 14th, 2018 Health & Lifestyle, News

Spring cleanup takes place May 14-18

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Help the Tower Barracks and Rose Barracks communities join forces to make U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria look neat and clean.   Soldiers, family members and civilians can help to improve the appearance of USAG Bavaria by collecting and removing trash and debris from living areas, common…

May 8th, 2018 Environmental, Health & Lifestyle, News

Community survey aims to improve quality of life

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Community Health Promotion Council is currently conducting a survey to improve the quality of life within the community.   The Community Strengths and Themes Assessment is an online survey open to all Soldiers, family members, Army civilians and retirees that empowers the…

May 4th, 2018 Health & Lifestyle, News

USAG Bavaria introduces Alcohol Incident Reduction Initiative

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria community leaders and support agencies recently introduced the Alcohol Incident Reduction Initiative to decrease the abuse of alcohol and resulting risky behaviors in the community.   To support the efforts of the Bavaria Health Initiative, the Community Health Promotion Council started the…

May 3rd, 2018 Health & Lifestyle, News

Homegrown: Take advantage of fresh produce

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Spring has arrived in Bavaria and nature is coming back from hibernation. This also marks the beginning of gardening season, when seeds and young plants are brought out and tended to so they can produce a plentiful harvest.   The same is true for Tower and…

April 19th, 2018 Environmental, Health & Lifestyle, News, Things You Didn't Know