Author: Nathan Van Schaik

3-year construction between Erbendorf, Grafenwoehr forces detour

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — A road leading from Erbendorf to Grafenwoehr will be closed for construction for three years.   The closure of the B299 between Pressath and Erbendorf will result in a detour for those driving to Grafenwoehr. Construction begins at the end of August 2018.   The Bavarian…

July 24th, 2018 Health & Lifestyle, News, Travel

New TDY approval document at USAG Bavaria

USAG Bavaria Directorate of Resource Management news release   Effective July 1, 2018, U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria will begin using a new form to approve Department of the Army civilian (DAC) TDY travel.   The new form is available at www.bavaria.army.mil/docs/TDY_Request_Form.pdf.   Since 2016, written approval of either the garrison…

July 1st, 2018 News

Col. Adam Boyd takes command of U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Col. Adam J. Boyd assumed command of U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria here at a ceremony June 27.   Lt. Col. Gregory Scrivens had been serving as the interim garrison commander since Col. Lance Varney relinquished command of the garrison last month.   The ceremony and passing…

June 27th, 2018 Commander Talk, News

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