Author: Andreas Kreuzer

United States Garrison Bavaria recognizes a true professional

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – Mr. Jay Velis, Army Community Service Family Advocacy Program specialist, is being recognized for his initiative and can-do attitude in re-energizing the Army Community Service (ACS) Family Advocacy Program (FAP) Emergency Place Care (EPC) program at USAG Bavaria.   Velis has now coached and guided one family to complete all requirements…

January 9th, 2019 News

Everything you need to know about Germany’s diesel bans

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The European Union’s laws forces clean air and the reduction of air pollution. Every citizen has the right for clean air and if they deem the air pollution  unsafe, they can take the state to court.   Several cities installed pollution measurement devices in critical high traffic…

January 9th, 2019 News, Things You Didn't Know

Flying a recreational drone in Germany

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — There are several laws and regulations you need to follow if you want to fly your own drone in Germany.   The German drone rules are regulated by the “Bundesministerium fuer Verkehr und digitale Infrastruktur” and by the “Deutsche Flugsicherung,” the German version of the Federal…

December 20th, 2018 Legal Issues, News, Safety & Security Bytes, Things You Didn't Know

How storms in Germany get their names

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — ‘Fabienne’ was the name of the last storm that swept across Germany in September 2018, but where do the names comes from?   The Australian Meteorologist Clement Wragge started to call storms by female names in the late 19th century. Later, he named them after unpopular…

October 3rd, 2018 Environmental, News, Things You Didn't Know

Six USAG Bavaria Soldiers retired, honored at ceremony

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria honored Soldiers for their service and career at the quarterly retirement ceremony, here, August 29.   The USAG Bavaria Garrison Chaplain, Col. Kevin M. Pies, thanked the retirees for their accomplishments and sacrifices made in service to the country — in both…

September 4th, 2018 News

A short guide to on-post key systems

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The on-post key systems are amazing technologies, but users should be aware of dying batteries. Please see the below infographic as a short guide to using your key system and how your U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Key Control Office supports you.

June 19th, 2018 Things You Didn't Know

405th AFSB Germany welcomes new commander

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The 405th Army Field Support Battalion-Germany welcomed Lt. Col. Matthew A. Price at a change of command ceremony, here, June 14.   Lt. Col. Matthew A. Price assumed command from Lt. Col. Charles W. McPhail, who served as commander of the 405th AFSB since June 2016.…

June 15th, 2018 News

Four USAG Bavaria Soldiers retire, two remain in Bavaria

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria honored Soldiers for their service and career at the quarterly retirement ceremony here May 30.     The interim USAG Bavaria Garrison Commander, Lt. Col. Gregory C. Scrivens, thanked the retirees for their accomplishments and sacrifices made in service to the country…

June 5th, 2018 News

USAG Bavaria recognizes graduates, educational milestones

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Soldiers as well as community member graduates received their associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees during a ceremony May 18 at Rose Barracks.   Since last year, 2,100 Soldiers in the U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria footprint have completed more than 6,000 college courses using more than $4…

May 23rd, 2018 News, School News

The male Soldier-Athlete of the year is in Grafenwoehr

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – The male Soldier-Athlete of the year is Sgt. 1st Class David L. Moore stationed in Grafenwoehr, Bavaria.   Moore, a platoon sergeant with Echo Forward Support Troop, Regimental Engineer Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, have been selected by the All-Army Sports Office.   “It’s humbling to represent the…

April 10th, 2018 News