Monthly Archives: September 2017

CLOSURE: City of Grafenwoehr central intersection closed Sept 25-30

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The city of Grafenwoehr conducts critical road resurfacing at the city’s central intersection of B299 and Alte Amberger Strasse during the week of Sept. 25 – 30.   This is the intersection with the traffic light outside Tower Barracks Gate 1.   No vehicular travel through…

September 17th, 2017 News

Remain clear of forest clean-up areas at Vilseck

  VILSECK, Germany — Community members should remain clear of the storm damage near the Altneuhaus housing area on Rose Barracks.   Heavy storms hit the Vilseck area Aug. 9 causing damage across the installation.   For your own safety, stay clear of areas roped off and all forestry equipment.…

September 15th, 2017 News, Safety & Security Bytes

USO Europe names US Soldier in Bavaria Volunteer of the Quarter

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — When Spc. Kasheem Stephens is asked why he volunteers at the USO, he is quick to smile and point out the obvious: “It’s fun, a good place to relax and meet new people.”   Stephens, who currently serves with the 2nd Cavalry Regiment Regimental Support Squadron at…

September 15th, 2017 News

How to register for AtHoc at USAG Bavaria

    Since the Army rolled out the AtHoc mass-warning notification system earlier this year, the message for users has been clear: Register now. It takes just five minutes and is the best way to ensure you and your family receive emergency warnings.   What may be unclear to users…

September 13th, 2017 News, Safety & Security Bytes

EFMP to host 2 free special needs workshops at Graf, Hohenfels

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The USAG Bavaria Exceptional Family Member Program, or EFMP, hosts two days of free special needs workshops in Hohenfels and Tower Barracks in Grafenwoehr.   The workshops will be presented by Specialized Training of Military Parents known as S.T.O.M.P., an organization that provides special needs related…

September 12th, 2017 Health & Lifestyle, School News

Threats on social media highlight need for strategic approach, leadership says

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Soldiers and family members are facing the growing need to protect themselves from cyberthreats on social media, according to top leadership here.   A Soldier within the U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria footprint recently received messages on a private Facebook page deemed by investigators as malicious and…

September 11th, 2017 News, Safety & Security Bytes

Army lodge at Grafenwoehr awarded for guest service

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Army Lodge here at Tower Barracks recently earned high honors for providing exceptional guest services.   The lodge was awarded Sept. 7 the Certified Guest Service Property award presented by the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute.   The American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute,…

September 11th, 2017 Health & Lifestyle, News

Dangerous caterpillars discovered at Grafenwoehr Training Area

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — A potentially dangerous caterpillar species was recently discovered by garrison cleanup crews in heavily forested areas of the Grafenwoehr Training Area, according to reports from the public works division.   Following the devastating August storm that blew through Vilseck and much of the surrounding training grounds,…

September 7th, 2017 Environmental, News

Wolf at Hohenfels same as one roaming Graf, evidence suggests

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — A male wolf last reported in the Grafenwoehr Training Area February 2017 has moved to the Hohenfels Training Area, according to evidence retrieved by the Bavarian Ministry for Environment (LfU).   A genetic test of wolf excrements found at the HTA indicate this is the same…

September 6th, 2017 News

Local trains explained

  By Jeremy S. Buddemeier, U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Public Affairs   VILSECK, Germany – Living in Europe for the past four years, I’ve come to the realization that some cultural stereotypes exist because they’re true: Americans are loud in public and they really do love their cars.   And…

September 5th, 2017 News, Things You Didn't Know