Monthly Archives: January 2019


Everything you need to know about Germany’s diesel bans

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The European Union’s laws forces clean air and the reduction of air pollution. Every citizen has the right for clean air and if they deem the air pollution  unsafe, they can take the state to court.   Several cities installed pollution measurement devices in critical high traffic…

January 9th, 2019 News, Things You Didn't Know

AAFES rewards USAG Bavaria students who excel in the classroom

    AAFES news release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – The Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s ‘You Made the Grade’ program rewards USAG Bavaria students who excel in the classroom during the 2019 school year.   Through ‘You Made the Grade,’ first- through 12th-graders with a B average or higher…

January 7th, 2019 News

USAG Bavaria’s 709th Military Police Battalion: Canine Ambassadors

  By 18th Military Police Brigade, Public Affairs   CAMP BONDSTEEL, Kosovo — In southeastern Europe, a camp represents an essential command and supply hub for NATO operations throughout the region. It is also a crucial staging ground for U.S. forces deployed in support of Operation Joint Guardian forming Multi-National Battle…

January 7th, 2019 News

United States Garrison Bavaria recognizes a true professional

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — United States Garrison Bavaria recognizes Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation Katherine Porter, who works as a Child and Youth Services Program Review Board Administrative Support Assistant.   Porter is recognized for her outstanding dedication to duty and a key figure in USAG Bavaria Child and Youth Services…

January 4th, 2019 News

How USAG Bavaria’s volunteers contribute to Strong Bonds retreats

  By Robert M. Auker, Director of Religious Education at USAG Bavaria   “Community events build community,” said former U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Chaplain (COL) Kevin M. Pies.   Community volunteers contribute to the success of community efforts. This plays out on a monthly basis with the Army Chaplain Corps’…

January 3rd, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News

Annual inventory to close some USAG Bavaria AAFES stores Jan. 23-31

    AAFES news release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany —The Grafenwoehr Consolidated Exchange conducts annual inventories Jan. 22-31, 2019. This impacts AAFES stores across the USAG Bavaria footprint.   The following facilities will be closed. All facilities will re-open regular schedule hours the next business day.   Main Exchange Facilities Closed:…

January 2nd, 2019 News

Recent changes to the UCMJ could affect you

      By Sgt. LaShic Patterson, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, Public Affairs    VILSECK, Germany – On Jan. 1, 2019, the military will see one of the most comprehensive changes created in decades to the Uniform Code of Military Justice through the Military Justice Act of 2016.   The MJA…

January 2nd, 2019 Legal Issues, News

U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Soldier spotlight

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – Master Sgt. Stuart N. Sword, USAG Bavaria S-3 Operations NCOIC, played a key role in the planning and successful execution of the Grafenwoehr Health Clinic 2018 Influenza Pandemic Exercise.   With a short suspense Sword drafted the Garrison operation order (OPORD) and personally followed up with…

January 2nd, 2019 News