Monthly Archives: May 2019


Mission Cobra: Commit to Fit in Hohenfels

  By Alain M. Polynice, U.S. Army Medical Department Activity Bavaria Public Affairs Office   HOHENFELS, Germany — The staff of the U.S. Army Health Clinic Hohenfels, also known by their nickname, Cobras, pride themselves as an organization leading the way. The Cobras are once again leading the way as…

May 30th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News

Return ammunition on ‘No Questions Asked’ policy

  VILSECK, Germany — U. S. Army Garrison Bavaria holds its quarterly Amnesty Day event July 9, 2019, to afford the USAG Bavaria community the opportunity to turn in ammunition on a no-questions-asked basis.   The next Community Amnesty Day for ammunition and explosives (A & E) will run from…

May 30th, 2019 News, Safety & Security Bytes

New authorization expands eligibility for guests at Edelweiss Lodge and Resort in Garmisch, Germany

  U.S. Army news release   GARMISCH, Germany — Beginning June 3, 2019, active-duty military service members, retirees and civilian/military ID cardholders living outside Europe will be eligible to vacation at the Edelweiss Lodge and Resort in Garmisch, Germany.   The Edelweiss recently received approval from U.S. Army Europe and…

May 30th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News, Travel

CID warns Army community about social media impersonation of Soldier accounts

  U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command news release   QUANTICO, Virginia — U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command’s (CID) Computer Crime Investigative Unit (CCIU) is once again warning Soldiers and the Army community to be on the lookout for “social media scams” where cybercriminals impersonate service members by using actual and…

May 29th, 2019 News, Safety & Security Bytes

Grafenwoehr Exchange celebrates healthy choices with festival May 31 – June 15

  AAFES NEWS RELEASE   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Soldiers, retirees and families can enjoy the weather, have fun and Be Fit at the Army & Air Force Exchange Service Healthy Lifestyle Festival at Rose Barracks from May 31 to June 15 and at Tower Barracks June 14-15.   The Grafenwoehr…

May 28th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News

USAG Bavaria honors 2 Soldiers, 2 civilians at retirement ceremony

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — 7th Army Training Command and U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria honored two Soldiers, one U.S. civilian and one local national civilian for their service and careers at the quarterly retirement ceremony, here, May 22.   7th Army Training Command Chief of Mobilization and Reserve Affairs, Col. Carlos…

May 24th, 2019 News

USAG Bavaria Religious Support invites children to roar Vacation Bible School: Life is wild, God is good.

by Katherine McMath-Dorman, USAG Bavaria RSO   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — A week-long summer kids’ event called Roar Vacation Bible School will be hosted at the Garmisch, Netzaberg, Rose Barracks and Hohenfels Chapels of the U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria communities.   At Roar, kids will discover that God is good even…

May 24th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News

Officer learns of cancer after blood donation visit

  By Alain M. Polynice, U.S. Army Medical Department Activity Bavaria Public Affairs Office Original Story at https://www.army.mil/article/222124/.   HOHENFELS, Germany — What began as a simple act — donating blood to help save lives of other military service members and their families — ended up saving the life of…

May 24th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News

AFN television channels assigned new broadcast frequencies

KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany — Existing on-base viewers of AFN free-to-air TV service must perform a channel scan.   All AFN television channels that are distributed on-base within Germany over the TKS cable network have been reassigned new broadcast frequencies. The frequency reassignment is part of some preliminary work associated with a large-scale technical upgrade…

May 23rd, 2019 News

Annual force protection exercise may affect you (especially in Garmisch)

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria and host nation partners participate in an installation protection exercise June 4-7, 2019.   During that time, the exercise could result in increased force protection and security measures at USAG Bavaria installations at Grafenwoehr, Vilseck and Garmisch.   The exercise will have minimal…

May 23rd, 2019 News, Safety & Security Bytes