Monthly Archives: January 2019


Norovirus outbreak impacts U.S. military facilities in Germany

  Ms. Michelle Thum (Regional Health Command Europe)   Multiple U.S. military installations in Germany are experiencing an increase in norovirus cases, as a result of significant norovirus activity being reported throughout Germany.    Norovirus is the official name for a group of viruses that cause the stomach flu. Healthcare…

January 24th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News

Activate authentication on Common Access Card by March 31

    Video by Katryn McCalment, Headquarters, Department of the Army, Chief Information Officer/G-6   Army Common Access Card (CAC) holders have until March 31, 2019, to activate their Personal Identity Verification (PIV) Authentication certificate to ensure uninterrupted access to military networks and data.   Mandated by the DoD, the…

January 24th, 2019 News, Safety & Security Bytes

Military Police builds trust in communities while deployed

      By Capt. Katherine Troxell, 551st MP Co.    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Something as small as a cup of coffee can have a lasting expression that can last a lifetime.    Soldiers assigned to 716th Military Police Battalion, 551st Military Police Company, ‘Hooligans’, enjoyed a cup of coffee…

January 24th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News

Total Army Sponsorship Program Rodeo March 14 at USAG Bavaria

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria hosts its annual Total Army Sponsorship Rodeo, March 14, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Rose Barracks Multi-Purpose Complex, Bldg. 134, in Vilseck.     USAG Bavaria’s Directorate of Human Resources conducts the TASP rodeo to aid leaders and sponsors during…

January 23rd, 2019 News

USAG Bavaria’s CIFs closed for inventory Feb. 4-15

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria’s Central Issue Facilities will be closed for a change of accountability officer inventory in February.     Both the CIF at Rose Barracks and Hohenfels (HTA) will be closed Feb. 4-15.   CIF will provide emergency ETS and chapter support for service members…

January 23rd, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News

Top things to do in Vilseck

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The city of Vilseck dates back to the year 920. Close to Rose Barracks, Vilseck offers a variety of traditions, food and events.   Official Links   City of Vilseck website   Vilseck Video   Historic   Castle Burg Dagestein   Tuermer Museum   Hiking   Vilseck…

January 23rd, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News, Travel

Exchange partners with H&R Block offering tax preparation service

  AAFES news release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Europe tax centers will re-prioritize services in 2019 and focus assistance on those that generally make less than $54,000 per year, in accordance with Army regulations and IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance guidelines.   To help service members and their…

January 21st, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, Legal Issues, News

Remember, celebrate, act: The life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Every January, the Department of Defense honors the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.   This year U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria paid tribute to Dr. King with a themed celebration titled “Remember, Celebrate, Act – A day on, not a day off,” Jan.…

January 17th, 2019 News

USAG Bavaria helps family members seek employment with job fair

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria’s Family and MWR hosts its 2019 job fair, Tue, Jan. 29, for both Tower and Rose Barracks.   The purpose of the 2019 job fair is to assist active duty service members, family members and dependents find employment while serving overseas.    The…

January 16th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News

Reflective devices not required in daylight or on closed PT routes at USAG Bavaria

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Reflective devices such as belts and vests are no longer required to be worn when conducting physical training in daylight or along closed PT routes at U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria installations, according to a pair of memos released by the senior ranking officer here and the…

January 16th, 2019 News