Author: Andreas Kreuzer

USAG Bavaria recognizes, awards community volunteers

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — April is National Volunteer Month. To celebrate, Army Community Service teams recently recognized local volunteers at ceremonies across U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria.   Last year, 376 volunteers were registered within the USAG Bavaria footprint — which includes Tower Barracks, Rose Barracks, Hohenfels and Garmsich. Furthermore, these volunteers…

May 4th, 2022 Health & Lifestyle, News

USAG Bavaria kicks-off AER Campaign 2022

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria kicked-off its 2022 Army Emergency Relief Campaign on March 1, at the Tower View Conference Center. This year marks the 80th anniversary for the AER program. It was founded in 1942 by Secretary of War Henry Stimson and Chief of Staff Gen. George Marshall. Charged…

March 11th, 2022 CSM Talk, News

USAG Bavaria firefighters rescue German family

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria firefighters rescued three local Germans from an off-post family house fire on Thursday, Jan. 20, along Alte Amberger Strasse in Grafenwoehr.  It was a shocking surprise for the residents of a multi-story house in Grafenwoehr, when massive amounts of smoke flooded the…

January 24th, 2022 News, Safety & Security Bytes

Tower Barracks apartment complex reveals major renovations

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Directorate of Public Works finished kitchen renovations at Tower Barracks Building 275, which is an apartment complex that fits 12 families on U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria. By October, the first occupants moved in and love the new cooking opportunities. This latest renovation is a major update, including…

November 5th, 2021 Housing, News

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