Author: Payton Porter


USAG Bavaria hosts the 2018 Military Academic Achievement Awards Ceremony

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – The Education Center at U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria hosted its 5th Annual Military Academic Achievement Awards  Nov. 14.   The Directorate of Human Resources, the Army Continuing Education System office and the Tri-Services Academic Institutions recognized 19 outstanding student scholars.   The University of Maryland…

November 16th, 2018 Health & Lifestyle, News

USAG Bavaria dining facilities move into 21st Century with cashless payment

  Grafenwoehr, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria’s dining facility and many Army dining facilities throughout Europe have transitioned from cash only to accepting credit and debit card payments as of Sept. 21.   The steps have been completed by the Department of the Army setting up debit and credit…

October 5th, 2018 News

USAG Bavaria highlights October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Family Advocacy Program is focusing on re-energizing the community’s awareness of domestic violence during Domestic Violence Awareness Month.   According to FAP, domestic violence happens in our community and many communities throughout Installation Management Command-Europe.   What is domestic violence?   Domestic…

October 3rd, 2018 News

Let’s all #BeThere

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Defense Department is rolling out a new campaign theme to recognize a major public health concern in our community and many military communities around the globe.   “The DOD’s theme for Suicide Prevention Month this year is ‘#BeThere.’ This campaign encourages us to view our interactions…

August 29th, 2018 Health & Lifestyle, News

AFN Bavaria does more than play the latest songs

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The U.S Army Garrison Bavaria branch of American Forces Network provides U.S. radio news, information and entertainment programming to Active, Guard and Reserve service members, Department of Defense civilians and contract employees, and their families overseas, on board Navy and Coast Guard ships, and other authorized users…

August 14th, 2018 News, Questions, Things You Didn't Know

OPINION: Chaplains provide and advise

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Chaplains are one the Army’s greatest assets, providing vital moral leadership and one-on-one counseling with confidentiality.   A week before I left the U.S. bound on a flight to Europe, I was stopped at a red light behind a late model sedan with a very unique…

July 31st, 2018 Health & Lifestyle, News

Pet ownership a shared responsibility at USAG Bavaria

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria understands how important your pet is to you. The on-post Veterinary Treatment Facilities offer various types of routine care and services for the pets of military families when possible.   The primary mission of the Vilseck and Hohenfels Veterinary Treatment Facilities is…

July 25th, 2018 Health & Lifestyle, News

Safety, security key to social media use

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — These days we can’t go a moment or move a step without immediate access to some form of social media, but that kind of access can also impact operational security.   If there is a single breach in security, it could cost lives. Practicing poor safety…

July 11th, 2018 News, Safety & Security Bytes

Bavaria Health Initiative: What’s my next step?

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Do I need to start a fitness program? Do I just eat all the right foods? Or do I just simply hire a fitness guru to hold my hand and lead me in the right direction?   Let’s start with a fitness program, which is no more…

June 26th, 2018 Health & Lifestyle, News

928th CBN holds change of command ceremony

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Lt. Col.  Isaac M. Torres assumed command of the 928th Contracting Battalion–Germany from Lt. Col. Jerel R. Grimes at a ceremony here June 21.   The ceremony and passing of the command’s colors was presided over by Col.  Douglas S. Lowrey, 409th Contracting Brigade Commander, Kaiserslautern, Germany.…

June 21st, 2018 News