Author: USAG Bavaria Public Affairs

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

Legionella testing to begin at USAG Bavaria

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — In order to ensure water safety, USAG Bavaria and U.S. Army garrisons across Germany will conduct a routine Legionella bacteria survey in all our communities.                             Final Governing Standards for Germany now require the annual monitoring of bathroom showers for Legionella bacteria at locations meeting technical…

April 18th, 2021 Environmental, Health & Lifestyle, News

Partnership in pandemic times

WEIDEN, Germany – Even though all upcoming events and citizen encounters with USAG Bavaria partner cities were canceled due to COVID-19, there are still opportunities for strengthening partnerships. On Feb. 18, Lord Mayor Jens Meyer of Weiden and Col. Christopher R. Danbeck, commander of USAG Bavaria, added the new garrison…

February 18th, 2021 Health & Lifestyle, News

Lynx family spotted in the Steinwald

By Megan McKnight with USAG Bavaria Environmental Division   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – For the first time in Bavaria since the 1850s, a female lynx and her three kittens were observed nearly 130 kilometers outside the Bavarian Forest.   During a routine day of forest maintenance in the Steinwald, a forester…

February 9th, 2021 Environmental, News

Grafenwoehr Exchange offering Soldiers 10% off tax preparation at H&R Block

AAFES News Release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is helping to make the filing season less taxing by working with H&R Block to provide tax preparation services to military members and their families at a 10% discount, at Tower Barracks and Rose Barracks.  …

February 9th, 2021 Legal Issues, News

USAG Bavaria Exchange inventory closures and early closing

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Between Jan. 21 to Jan. 30, 2021, consolidated Exchanges are scheduled to conduct annual inventories across the USAG Bavaria footprint. Customers can plan accordingly by using the below schedule. On the day each Exchange Main Store will be closed, expect smaller retail facilities to close early or…

January 8th, 2021 News

Top 4 mistakes when making, attending vehicle registration appointments

By Directorate of Emergency Services   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Here are the Top 4 mistakes you want to avoid during your vehicle registration appointment.   1. Missing USAREUR Driver License/Insurance/Documents The most common mistakes are not having a USAREUR driver license, not having insurance within the system or not having…

December 11th, 2020 News

Tenant Satisfaction Survey now underway

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Army has begun its annual Tenant Satisfaction Survey to gather feedback about living in Army housing.   An online survey link was emailed Dec. 2, 2020, to more than 110,000 tenants living in privatized, government-owned and government-leased housing across the globe. Completing the survey takes about…

December 3rd, 2020 Housing, News

Eagle Scout service project brings Garmisch community together

GARMISCH, Germany — Nate Odom, a ninth grader at Munich International School, turned his Eagle Scout service project into reality with the help of volunteers from the Garmisch military community on Saturday, Nov. 21.   After moving to Garmisch with his parents in the summer of 2019, Odom joined Garmisch…

December 3rd, 2020 Environmental, News

Santa, Nikolaus or Christkindl: Christmas traditions in Germany

By Johanna Lohwasser, USAG Bavaria Public Affairs Editor’s Note: While 2020’s COVID-19 environment changes a few of these traditions, such as St. Nikolaus not making in-person visits and canceled Christmas markets, the spirit of these customs continues on.   Germany’s original Christmas gift-bearer St. Nicholas — Sankt Nikolaus in German…

December 3rd, 2020 Holiday, News, Things You Didn't Know