Author: USAG Bavaria Public Affairs

Everything you need to know about winter tires in Germany

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Warm weather is giving way to cold, which means you should prepare your vehicle now for winter.   One important thing to know before you hit the road in winter is that Germany has different tire requirements than the United States.   European winter tires…

September 21st, 2019 Environmental, News, Safety & Security Bytes, Travel

Oktoberfest 2019 in Munich: A traveler’s guide

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The 2019 Oktoberfest in Munich runs Sept. 21 through Oct. 6 and fest-goers can expect to see stringent security measures again, according to the official website.   The heightened security plans include a secured perimeter, a significant police presence with up to 600 police officers of…

September 16th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News, Safety & Security Bytes, Travel

Bavaria Housing Office releases how-to video series for newcomers, residents

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — As a way to better serve customers’ needs, the U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Housing Office has released a new ‘How-To’ video series for Army housing residents.   The video series is based on the most common service orders submitted by residents. The videos are released regularly on the garrison’s…

September 10th, 2019 Housing, News

Eisenhower Loop closed September 9 until October 19

  HOHENFELS, Germany ─ Eisenhower Loop will be closed Sept. 9 to Oct. 19 for necessary road construction.   Vehicular traffic will not be allowed between the Teen Center (Bldg. 72) and the Sunrise Lodge Annex (Bldg. 71, 70 & 70A) during this time.   Community members should follow the…

August 26th, 2019 News

Maintenance at gates may cause delays, detours Aug. 28-Sept. 10

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Annual gate barrier maintenance at U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria may cause some delays and detours at installations at Tower Barracks, Netzaberg Village Center, Rose Barracks, Hohenfels and Garmisch.   The maintenance is conducted annually to ensure barriers at the gates remain operational.   No gates at any…

August 23rd, 2019 News

What is an insider threat and how do I identify one?

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — An insider threat is a malicious threat to an organization that comes from a person or people within the organization.   Insider threats can include employees, former employees, contractors or business associates.   Insider threats typically have inside information concerning the organization’s security practices and data and…

August 20th, 2019 Safety & Security Bytes

Repairs require hot water cutoff at some Rose Barracks buildings Sept. 9-13

  VILSECK, Germany — Construction crews shut off hot water at select locations here on Rose Barracks Sept. 9-13.   The Directorate of Public Works must repair a heating line leak in the vicinity of the Jesse L. Williams Fitness Center, Bldg. 323, before the weather turns cold.   The…

August 19th, 2019 Environmental, News

Recognizing and reporting suspicious activity at USAG Bavaria

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — One of the most important roles you have as a member of our community is to report suspicious activity or behavior.   The two easiest ways to report suspicious activity or behavior:   Use the Army’s iSalute suspicious activity report. Submit a report online at https://www.inscom.army.mil/isalute.  …

August 6th, 2019 News, Safety & Security Bytes

Antiterrorism: What is it and what are your resources?

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — August is Antiterrorism Awareness Month. And now more than ever your vigilance is required to protect us and our mission.    Terrorism continues to be a growing threat, abroad and at home. The best protection that we have is our monitoring. Pay attention to your surroundings and…

August 1st, 2019 Safety & Security Bytes

Official and tourist passports: Why the difference matters

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — A small, tightly-wound book with pages primed for international stamps and the promise of adventure, the passport is perhaps the single most important object for smooth and lawful travel across borders.   Three types of passports are important for DOD personnel and families stationed in Germany:…

July 23rd, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, Legal Issues, News, Things You Didn't Know