Author: Nathan Van Schaik

USAG Bavaria releases Find-It Guide, garrison’s print installation guide and phonebook

      GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison officially released copies of its new print installation guide and phonebook at a launch party here May 31.   Over 30,000 copies of the Find-It Guide were delivered across all USAG Bavaria, including its camps  and installations at Grafenwoehr, Vilseck, Hohenfels…

May 31st, 2018 News

A community member’s guide to understanding FPCON

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Army in Europe relies on five Force Protection Condition (FPCON) levels — Normal, A, B, C and D — or as the Army says, Normal, Alpha, Bravo, Charlie and Delta. The levels increase from lowest condition at Normal to the highest and most protective at…

May 23rd, 2018 News, Safety & Security Bytes

Col. Varney relinquishes command at U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Col. Lance Varney, garrison commander at U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria, relinquished command at a ceremony here May 22.   The ceremony and passing of the command’s colors was presided over by Michael D. Formica, region director, Installation Management Command Europe.   Lt. Col. Gregory Scrivens will…

May 22nd, 2018 News

Bavaria Community and Spouses’ Club announces recipients of grants

On behalf of the Bavaria Community and Spouses’ Club (BCSC) Board of Governors, we are pleased to announce the 4th quarter recipients of our Community Outreach Grants. $10,000 was awarded to the following deserving organizations:   VHS Boys Soccer Team   VHS Science Department   VHS Baseball Team   A…

May 16th, 2018 Health & Lifestyle, News

Unexploded ordnance requires controlled detonation May 12-13 at Grafenwoehr Training Area

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Unexploded ordnance (UXO) was discovered May 8 in the Grafenwoehr Training Area.   U.S. and German explosive ordnance disposal teams have determined that the UXO must be detonated on location. A 300-meter blast radius has been established around the UXO.   All buildings in the blast radius…

May 10th, 2018 News, Safety & Security Bytes

Gate 6 closed May 14-25; construction to improve traffic and security

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Tower Barracks Gate 6 will close to inbound POV traffic May 14-25 as construction crews re-organize the 24/7 gate and increase the installation’s overall physical security and force protection.   During the reconstruction project, all POV inbound traffic coming from B299 will be redirected to Gate…

May 7th, 2018 News, Safety & Security Bytes

Always carry 2 forms of photo ID when entering USAG Bavaria installations

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Community members with installation passes should always carry a second form of photo identification when accessing any of the installations at U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria, as well as all U.S. military installations in Europe, according to officials here.   When entering post as a DOD cardholder…

April 29th, 2018 News

USAG Bavaria honors its Grafenwoehr, Vilseck volunteers

  VILSECK, Germany — There are 447 service members, family members, local nationals, youth, civilians and retirees who — from March 2017 to February 2018 — logged over 43 years’ worth of man-hours. Over 250 on-post organizations currently use their services. And in the past year alone, the total dollar…

April 20th, 2018 Health & Lifestyle, News

Military Brats can win treats at Grafenwoehr Exchange April 18

    AAFES news release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – What’s pint-sized, wears purple and is tough enough to meet the challenges of a military upbringing? Military brats!   On April 18, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service at Tower Barracks, Rose Barracks and Hohenfels will celebrate Purple Up Day,…

April 11th, 2018 News, School News

Renovations at Netzaberg Express thru fall 2018; mobile support offered

  By Chris Litch, Army & Air Force Exchange Service   NETZABERG, Germany – On 19 April, the Netzaberg Express will undergo a major interior renovation.   Renovations are not expect to be complete until late fall 2018. With the closure of the main facility, the Grafenwoehr Exchange will bring…

March 30th, 2018 News, School News