Author: Andreas Kreuzer

Your suicide prevention resources at USAG Bavaria

Army Senior Leaders are committed to building a ready and resilient force by sustaining personal readiness and mitigating high-risk behaviors that run counter to the Army profession.   Those who serve our great nation pledge to treat themselves and others with dignity and respect and expect others to do the…

August 27th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, Safety & Security Bytes

Vilseck’s rich history included tolls

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – Vilseck used to be a border town in the bishop’s district, and charged toll fees for people passing the city of Vilseck in a time when the night watchman announced the hour several times throughout the night and day.    Vilseck’s rich history dates back to 930…

August 12th, 2019 News, Things You Didn't Know, Travel
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Electric scooters: get to know the new regulations

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Electric scooters are now legal in Germany with several restrictions and regulations.   In most cities in other countries, electric scooters belong to the cityscap, In Germany, it was forbidden to use them on public roads, but the country has recently released its first e-scooter regulation.  …

July 19th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News, Safety & Security Bytes

Visit Brazil in the middle of Europe

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — For 51 weekends of the year, visitors to the small Franconian city of Coburg find what they might expect: a charming market square, an 800-year-old fortress and a gigantic historic palace, all surrounded by deep green forest.   But that 52nd weekend, visitors find something very…

July 9th, 2019 Travel

Back-to-school event to prepare kids, parents for 2019-2020 school year

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria kicks off the new school year with a back-to-school event on Aug. 23 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Tower Barracks Exchange Mall to inform kids and parents about the new 2019-2020 school year.   The event will provide all…

June 24th, 2019 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 employees recognized for 2,190 years of service

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Community members and garrison leaders honored long-time garrison employees at an Employee Length of Service ceremony, here, April 12.   In total, 66 garrison employees logged 2,190 years of total service to the U.S. Army and federal government.   “There are honorees among us that have worked…

April 17th, 2019 News

All you need to know about the German ‘TV tax’ and how to avoid it

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — There are a few things you should know about the mandatory German radio, TV and internet fee, generally referred to as “TV tax,” and how to obtain a waiver for the payment if you are in Germany under the SOFA agreement.   The Rundfunkbeitrag, or TV…

April 3rd, 2019 Legal Issues, Things You Didn't Know

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…

April 1st, 2019 Things You Didn't Know

IMCOM-Europe names its Best Warriors

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Installation Management Command-Europe announced the winners of its 2019 Best Warrior Competition during a ceremony here March 6.   Sgt. Nicholas Potter, U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria, and Spc. Joshua Lantz, USAG Stuttgart, earned Best Warrior Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year honors.   The two, joined…

March 6th, 2019 News