Author: Andrea Griesser

Garmisch students practice fire safety, earn a ride on a fire truck

  GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN —In commemoration of the Great Chicago Fire, which began on Oct. 8, 1871, Fire Prevention Week is observed each year during the week of Oct. 9. This year’s theme “Plan And Practice Your Escape. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere!” is designed to protect your family in case…

October 10th, 2019 News, Safety & Security Bytes, School News

Road closure, delayed traffic to Garmisch-Partenkirchen October to December

  GARMISCH, Germany — Travelers to Garmisch-Partenkirchen and the surrounding area should plan for additional travel time between Oct. 8 to Dec. 6, 2019.   The B2 coming into Garmisch from Eschenlohe (end of A95 Autobahn from/to Munich) will completely close from Oct. 8 to 12. This will require anyone…

September 24th, 2019 News, Travel

Celebrating volunteers: The backbone of our community

  GARMISCH, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria – Garmisch community volunteers were recognized for their commitment and support during the annual Volunteer Recognition Ceremony held April 4 on Artillery Kaserne.   From March 2018 to March 2019, volunteers in the Garmisch community donated more than 6,500 hours of their…

April 9th, 2019 News

Garmisch CYS all-in-one facility grand opening

      GARMISCH, Germany — The Garmisch Child and Youth Service (CYS) all-in-one facility opened with a ribbon cutting ceremony, here, Nov 16.   Community members and Garmisch Child Development Center (CDC) children gathered outside the facility to witness the ribbon cutting.   “The all-in-one facility enables us to…

November 21st, 2018 News

Garmisch livens up Fire Prevention Week with ‘Sparky, the fire dog’

  GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany — The Great Chicago Fire, which began on Oct. 8, 1871, devastated the city, killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 homeless, destroyed more than 17,400 structures and burned more than 2,000 acres of land. In commemoration, Fire Prevention Week is observed each year during the week…

October 16th, 2018 News, Safety & Security Bytes

Garmisch team helps veteran revisit 1950s

  GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany — When Michael Bade asked his congressman for assistance in visiting the U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria–Garmisch community with his father, 85-year-old Army veteran Richard Bade, the wheels started spinning to make it happen.   Bade had been stationed in Garmisch in 1955 with the 1st Platoon, Company…

October 15th, 2018 News

Red Cross gives first-aid training to USAG Bavaria employees

  GARMISCH, Germany — The Bavarian Red Cross recently administered first-aid training to Local National employees of the U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria – Garmisch Community.    The Garmisch Community safety manager, Andreas Tuerk, arranged and coordinated four classes over the course of two weeks to provide several opportunities to attend…

July 2nd, 2018 News

Community member returns to Garmisch after 55 years

  GARMISCH, Germany — Kathy Leslie, who lived three years of her childhood in the Garmisch Breitenau Housing Area, took a trip down memory lane when she visited Artillery Kaserne with her husband, Ian, during a recent trip to Europe.   It was her first time back to Garmisch after…

August 29th, 2017 News
Yoga Class at the Mueller Fitness Center in Garmish, Germany.

Healthy Lifestyle Challenge a team effort

GARMISCH, Germany – The Garmisch Family and MWR Mueller Fitness Center completed its annual Healthy Lifestyle Challenge with more than 100 people in 16 teams participating from January 9 through March 5.   Garmisch Family and MWR began the challenge 15 years ago as a way to encourage members of…

April 20th, 2017 Health & Lifestyle, News

Influential Women of Bavaria: Ailien Patail, Garmisch librarian

  GARMISCH, Germany — For more than two decades, Ailien Patail has served as a U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria’s librarian for the Garmisch-Partenkirchen military community.   Inspired by her husband George, Patail became a librarian and began working at the Garmisch library in 1995.   Since then, she has seen…

March 9th, 2017 News, Questions