Author: Andreas Kreuzer

How you can take advantage of EU benefits

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. citizens living in the European Union can benefit from many EU wide-laws and regulations.   The EU regulates laws to match across its 28 member countries as well as to strengthen the customer’s rights. Some of these regulations are as simple as standardizing the refuse…

February 21st, 2019 Things You Didn't Know

Dress up, have fun: It’s Fasching

  Fasching, as it’s known in Bavaria, is crazy and a fun time to be in Germany. Fasching is also known as Karneval or Fastnacht in other parts of Germany. It officially kicked off the Karneval season Nov. 11 at 11:11 a.m. with pre-Lenten festivities.   During Germany’s carnival season,…

February 1st, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News

Top things to do in Vilseck

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The city of Vilseck dates back to the year 920. Close to Rose Barracks, Vilseck offers a variety of traditions, food and events.   Official Links   City of Vilseck website   Vilseck Video   Historic   Castle Burg Dagestein   Tuermer Museum   Hiking   Vilseck…

January 23rd, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News, Travel

United States Garrison Bavaria recognizes a true professional from Hohenfels

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany —  Mr. Robert Graf has worked for United States Army Garrison Bavaria, Directorate of Public Works, since October 1993, having started his career with the Army in 1984 with the 2045th Civilian Support Group (CSG).    Mr. Graf is recognized for his initiative and diligence in temporarily taking on the duties of…

January 9th, 2019 News

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