Monthly Archives: August 2019


Maintenance at gates may cause delays, detours Aug. 28-Sept. 10

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Annual gate barrier maintenance at U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria may cause some delays and detours at installations at Tower Barracks, Netzaberg Village Center, Rose Barracks, Hohenfels and Garmisch.   The maintenance is conducted annually to ensure barriers at the gates remain operational.   No gates at any…

August 23rd, 2019 News

Things to know about mobile, internet contracts in Germany

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — As contracts often come with pages of conditions and laws are different in each country, it is necessary to read and understand the terms of contracts you sign.   Here is what you need to know about mobile, home or internet contracts in your local area…

August 23rd, 2019 News, Questions, Things You Didn't Know

DoDEA, Exchange offer “Start Smart” Breakfast Program at USAG Bavaria schools

  AAFES News Release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Department of Defense Education Activity and Exchange will offer the “Start Smart” Breakfast Program at more U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria schools for the 2019-2020 school year.   The Vilseck elementary and high schools, the Grafenwoehr Elementary School, and the Hohenfels elementary, middle…

August 22nd, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News, School News

Retiree Appreciation Day provides financial, health services at Grafenwoehr and Ansbach

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – American Retirees in the area will have a chance to get help with pay issues, health care and other retiree services this October.   USAG Bavaria hosts its annual Retiree Appreciation Day (RAD) Oct. 15 at the Tower View Conference Center, Bldg 209 (Grafenwoehr) Tower…

August 21st, 2019 News

What is an insider threat and how do I identify one?

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — An insider threat is a malicious threat to an organization that comes from a person or people within the organization.   Insider threats can include employees, former employees, contractors or business associates.   Insider threats typically have inside information concerning the organization’s security practices and data and…

August 20th, 2019 Safety & Security Bytes

Repairs require hot water cutoff at some Rose Barracks buildings Sept. 9-13

  VILSECK, Germany — Construction crews shut off hot water at select locations here on Rose Barracks Sept. 9-13.   The Directorate of Public Works must repair a heating line leak in the vicinity of the Jesse L. Williams Fitness Center, Bldg. 323, before the weather turns cold.   The…

August 19th, 2019 Environmental, News

Traffic restricted to one-way on Netzaberg Village Center

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Traffic will be restricted to one-way traffic beginning Aug. 23.   The Directorate of Public Works will construct concrete barriers that will create one-way traffic flow at Netzaberg school complex.   The implementation of barriers and one-way traffic flow is to reduce congestion and increase the safety…

August 19th, 2019 News

AAFES warns of scams targeting its vehicle shoppers

AAFES News Release   DALLAS, Texas — According to a recent Better Business Bureau study, service members are more susceptible to fraud than average consumers. In fact, scammers using the name “Exchange Inc.” have been attempting to fool Soldiers and Airmen into thinking they are working with the Army &…

August 19th, 2019 News, Safety & Security Bytes

USAG Bavaria CYS upgrades to more modern DOD website to request childcare

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — In July of this year U.S. Garrison Bavaria communities of Grafenwoehr, Vilseck, Hohenfels and Garmisch began using the new version of MilitaryChildCare.com (MCC 2.0) which is the standardized waitlist utilized Army-wide to request childcare.   “The latest version of militarychildcare.com is more efficient for families to…

August 15th, 2019 News

Safety, security key to social media use

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — These days we can’t go a moment or move a step without immediate access to some form of social media, but that kind of access can also impact operational security.   If there is a single breach in security, it could cost lives. Practicing poor safety…

August 13th, 2019 News, Safety & Security Bytes