Author: USAG Bavaria Public Affairs

Garrison honors, provides services for retirees October 23

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria will hold its annual Retiree Appreciation Day Oct. 23 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Soldier for Life Center and the Health and Dental Clinic on Tower Barracks.   Retirees of all branches of service, family members and surviving spouses are…

October 9th, 2015 News

Bavaria Health Command activated in Vilseck

By Kristen Schabert, Bavaria Health Command   VILSECK, Germany – The Bavaria Health Command was officially activated in a ceremony on Dragoon Field, Rose Barracks, Sept. 25.   BHC replaces the former United States Army Medical Department Activity Bavaria, better known as BMEDDAC. The activation is part of a larger…

October 8th, 2015 Health & Lifestyle, News

Environmental: How to avoid mold in the house

U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria has many nice buildings. But even the new buildings can easily develop mold, if certain precautions are not followed. Outdoors, molds play a part in nature by breaking down dead organic matter, such as fallen leaves and dead trees, but indoors, mold growth should be avoided.  …

October 6th, 2015 Environmental

Driving in Germany: What you need to know about the Motor Vehicle Lighting Campaign

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Motor Vehicle Lighting Equipment campaign is conducted throughout Germany each year in October.   The purpose is to encourage motor vehicle owners to have their vehicles — especially lighting equipment — inspected prior to the onset of winter weather.   The campaign is conducted each year…

October 5th, 2015 News

U.S. Army Soldier Show coming to Grafenwoehr

The 2015 U.S. Army Soldier Show is a high-energy 90-minute live musical that showcases the talents of Soldiers who were selected by audition from throughout the Active-Duty, Reserve and National Guard Army. The production, “We Serve” explores the foundational elements of what it means to serve, in and out of…

September 30th, 2015 News

Understanding how new USPS customs form procedures affect you

By 2nd Lt. Sydney Crutchfield, USAG Bavaria Public Affairs   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The U.S. Postal Service will soon require patrons to complete customs forms online for all packages.   The new procedures — which are expected to go into effect at the beginning of 2016 — are part of…

September 23rd, 2015 News

Troops & families: Take the cost of living survey

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — All Department of Defense Service members stationed at any of the 11 DOD identified locations in Germany, and who have been on station for at least 3 months, are required to complete the 2015 Cost of Living Allowance COLA Living Pattern Survey at www.defensetravel.dod.mil/site/lps-germany.cfm.   DOD locations…

September 22nd, 2015 News

How AER policy change better helps Soldiers

Army Emergency Relief is a great program that helps our Soldiers and their Families with unexpected financial emergencies.   Just last year, AER helped 47,117 Soldiers and their families providing $64.8M in no-interest loans and grants. Unfortunately, the number of active duty Soldiers requesting assistance has declined 35% over the…

September 22nd, 2015 News

For the Soldiers, by the Soldiers: 15th Eng. Bn. completes initial construction of ‘Overwatch’ Park

By 2nd Lt. Crutchfield, USAG Bavaria Public Affairs   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Army engineers here completed initial construction of what is soon to be Overwatch Park: a combination of memorials and historical vehicles and equipment positioned adjacent Memorial Park in Grafenwoehr.   First Platoon of the 902nd Engineer Company —…

September 16th, 2015 News

National Preparedness Month: Make a plan today

Don’t wait. Communicate. Make your emergency plan today. September is National Preparedness Month.   Being “ready” is not just a process or a checklist of things to do, but an approach to a whole concept way of conducting deliberate planning and preparation to allow you and others the greatest opportunity…

September 14th, 2015 News