Author: Andreas Kreuzer

USAG Bavaria implements health and civilian fitness program

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria implemented the fitness and health program for civilians to ensure maximum health and disease prevention for the workforce. Garrison Commander Col. Christopher Danbeck signed the Department of the Army Civilian Fitness and Health Promotion Program policy into effect on Sept. 13.   Subject…

October 4th, 2021 Health & Lifestyle, News

A guide to German federal elections

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The German federal election is the country’s most important election, and the next polling date is Sept. 26, 2021.   The federal election is held every four years, and it is used to elect the new members of the Bundestag (German Federal Parliament). State and local government…

September 17th, 2021 News

Apprenticeship season kicks off with 3 new trainees

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – Three host nation school graduates were welcomed and on-boarded to the U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria apprenticeship program, on Sept. 1. An apprenticeship in the German system allows interns to obtain on-the-job training while also attending a vocational school. This dual learning system dates back to the 19th…

September 2nd, 2021 News

7 USAG Bavaria fire fighters assist German flooding recovery mission

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Seven fire fighters employed with U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria provided volunteer support and humanitarian aid to the city of Altenahr, from July 24 to 28. The Rheinland-Pfalz area experienced catastrophic flooding in July, which resulted in village-wide property damages and citizen death.   When Rheinland-Pfalz leadership reached…

August 19th, 2021 News, Safety & Security Bytes

9 German wedding traditions you should know

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Some wedding traditions in Germany and the U.S. are pretty similar, others are way different, funny or weird from the other perspective.   Most of the traditions are German-wide, but there are also some regional traditions. Porcelain breaking parties, bride kidnapping or ten-foot long cakes — don’t…

August 10th, 2021 Things You Didn't Know

USAG Bavaria professional honored with 2 major civilian awards

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria professional Marlon S. Laidley was recognized for his excellent service to the military community twice in one day. On July 15, 2021, he was awarded both the Frederick E. Vollrath award and the Adjutant General’s Corps Civilian of the Year.   Laidley…

July 22nd, 2021 News

German police liaison awarded the Order of the Marechaussee

  Vilseck, Germany — USAG Bavaria, Directorate of Emergency Services awarded Polizeikauptkommissar Gerhard Männer, a German police officer, the Order of the Marechaussee, steel category, for his support to the garrison and the United States Army Military Police Corps, during a ceremony on Feb. 23, 2021, at Rose Barracks. The…

February 26th, 2021 News

USAG Bavaria contributes to Combined Federal Campaign

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — USAG Bavaria federal employees and military service members have until Jan. 15, 2021, to make a Combined Federal Campaign-Overseas donation. Pledges made during the campaign season will support eligible non-profit organizations that provide health and human service benefits throughout the world. This year’s CFC theme is “Show…

December 31st, 2020 News

USAG Bavaria wins Secretary of the Army Energy and Water Management Award

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — USAG Bavaria was presented the 2020 Secretary of the Army Energy and Water Management Award, via a Microsoft TEAMS ceremony on Oct. 21. The award recognizes smart ways to manage electricity and heating systems, as the team saved $1,280,000 this past year.   USAG Bavaria Energy Manager…

November 23rd, 2020 Environmental, News

African swine fever – don’t bring it home

African swine fever (ASF) is a virus that affects both domestic and wild pigs. It spreads very quickly and kills most pigs that get it. ASF has never been found in the United States. Humans cannot get ASF, but they can carry it on clothing, shoes, and equipment. An outbreak in the United…

October 9th, 2020 News