Monthly Archives: December 2018


Top 10 reasons vehicles fail inspection

By 86th Vehicle Readiness Squadron   From cracked windows to auto decals, here are the top 10 reasons your vehicle may fail inspection.   1. Engine/Transmission/Power Steering Fluid Leaks   The vehicle will be rejected if there is evidence of an excessive leak or an ongoing slow leak of oil,…

December 26th, 2018 News

United States Garrison Bavaria honors one of its own

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Anthony Frazier,  Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation Advisor,  is being commended for his outstanding performance serving as the action officer for the 60th Annual German/American Volksfest.   Frazier effectively orchestrated numerous assets such as Department of Public Works (DPW), Directorate of Emergency Services (DES), Directorate of Family,…

December 26th, 2018 News

Commissaries unaffected by government shutdown or Christmas Eve closure of federal offices

By DeCA Corporate Communications   FORT LEE, Virginia. – Military commissaries are not affected by a government shutdown, the Defense Commissary Agency announced.   Earlier in the fall, Congress finalized the budget for several departments, including Defense. Because DeCA is a defense agency, its operations will not be interrupted if…

December 22nd, 2018 News

USO opens annex at USAG Bavaria’s Camp Aachen

  Story by Spc. Hannah Tarkelly, 382nd Public Affairs Detachment   CAMP AACHAN, Germany – U.S. Soldiers attended the grand opening of the Camp Aachen Annex as part of the USO’s Holiday for Heroes program, Dec. 19, 2018.   The Camp Aachen Annex is an extension of the Camp Aachen…

December 22nd, 2018 News

Chapel interior designer makes Netzaberg inclusive place of worship

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Service members, government employees and their families stationed in U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria may be far away from the comforts of home, but the Netzaberg Chapel offers the community a beautiful and comfortable place of worship.   Thanks to Sasha Shatlan, the chapel’s interior designer, the…

December 21st, 2018 News

USAG Bavaria releases new Instagram page

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria has joined the Instagram family.   Instagram is an amazing tool to connect with our community members and share cool imagery of units, organizations, and communities across USAG Bavaria.   You can follow USAG Bavaria on Instagram at usag_bavaria.

December 20th, 2018 News

Flying a recreational drone in Germany

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — There are several laws and regulations you need to follow if you want to fly your own drone in Germany.   The German drone rules are regulated by the “Bundesministerium fuer Verkehr und digitale Infrastruktur” and by the “Deutsche Flugsicherung,” the German version of the Federal…

December 20th, 2018 Legal Issues, News, Safety & Security Bytes, Things You Didn't Know

How to ring in the new year German-style

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — In the U.S., we have relatively few national New Year’s Eve traditions. Many watch the ball drop in Times Square from the warmth of their home; some kiss at midnight; others sip champagne and party until daybreak.   But, in Germany, citizens enjoy an array of fairly…

December 19th, 2018 Things You Didn't Know

President issues executive order making Dec. 24 a holiday for federal employees

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The President of the U.S. issued an Executive Order granting the closing of all executive departments and agencies of the federal government and excusing employees from duty Monday, Dec. 24.   Non-mission essential activities will be curtailed to allow civilian employees to be excused from duty…

December 19th, 2018 News

USAG Bavaria Exchanges offer ‘Buy Online, Pickup in Store’ option

  AAFES news release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany —Army & Air Force Exchange Service shoppers with in-store privileges can now buy items at ShopMyExchange.com and pick them up at the Tower Barracks Main Store, Rose Barracks PXtra and Hohenfels Retail Store—for free   This makes shopping with the Exchange even more…

December 16th, 2018 Health & Lifestyle, News