Author: USAG Bavaria Public Affairs

COLA survey available through September 2021

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Service members are getting a chance to help shape their Overseas Cost of Living Allowance payments. The Department of Defense is asking service members, who are assigned to Germany for at least three months, to participate in a Living Pattern Survey. This survey is managed through the…

September 1st, 2021 Health & Lifestyle, Housing, News

Translation: New ordinance on infection protection measures from Sept. 2, 2021

Editor’s Note: Currently, the official translation is being worked by the Bavaria Legal Office. Once it is available, it will be posted to the 7th Army Training Command COVID-19 Portal: https://www.7atc.army.mil/COVID-19/   Bavarian State Chancellery Press Release   MUNICH — Incidence will be replaced by hospital traffic lights as an…

August 31st, 2021 News

U.S. Army Hohenfels spokesman Norbert Wittl retires

  HOHENFELS, Germany — After 40 years of service, an era ends as Norbert Wittl retired from his position as the Hohenfels press spokesman for U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria. In his honor, a farewell ceremony was hosted on Wednesday, July 28. Since 2002, Wittl was the contact person for the…

July 30th, 2021 News

Groundbreaking new vehicle maintenance shop at Grafenwoehr Training Area

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – The U.S. Army continues investing into the modernization of its training camps at Grafenwoehr Training Area. On July 15, ground was broken for a new $51 million vehicle maintenance shop for the rotating forces on the 6.1 hectares construction site near U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Tower…

July 20th, 2021 News

Open Letter: Working to improve Vehicle Registration Services

An open letter from USAG Bavaria Garrison Commander Col. Christopher Danbeck addressed to the community:   We are having some challenges with our Vehicle Registration in and out-processing procedures that we would like to share with you. We also need your assistance to help us through the Summer PCS surge,…

July 14th, 2021 News, Safety & Security Bytes

What you need to know about fireworks at USAG Bavaria

  Fireworks on Army Installations:   AE Reg 600-1, Regulated Activities in Europe, 20 May 09, Par. 26 d states that “Personnel will not use or ignite fireworks or flares on places under the control of the U.S. Army.”   Fireworks Off-post:   Fireworks in Germany are only sold between…

July 1st, 2021 Health & Lifestyle, News, Safety & Security Bytes

Return ammunition on ‘No Questions Asked’ policy

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria holds its quarterly Amnesty Day event July 29, 2021, to afford the USAG Bavaria community the opportunity to turn in ammunition on a no-questions-asked basis.   The next Community Amnesty Day for ammunition and explosives (A & E) will run from 8:30…

June 9th, 2021 News, Safety & Security Bytes

Translation: Report from the Bavarian State Chancellery meeting on June 4

Bavarian State Chancellery Press Release June 4, 2021: Combating the corona pandemic / lower incidences and increasing vaccination rates enable restrictions to be relaxed significantly   MUNICH — The effects of the corona pandemic have been shaping public and private life for over a year now. The pandemic is not…

June 4th, 2021 Legal Issues, News

German-American Volksfest 2021 has been canceled

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — After an intensive assessment, U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria has decided to not host the traditional German-American Volksfest Grafenwoehr this year due to the current Corona protective measures and restrictions.   As always, the health and safety of our staff, families and potential visitors is the garrison’s…

May 17th, 2021 Holiday, News

Bavarian State Minister for Construction visits GTA

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — On April 25, the Bavarian State Minister for Construction, Kerstin Schreyer, visited the Grafenwoehr Training Area to learn about on-going and planned construction projects of the U.S. Army and the German Bundeswehr.   Her ministry and the local Bavarian state construction offices oversee, and assist with, all…

April 28th, 2021 Environmental, Housing, News