Author: USAG Bavaria Public Affairs

How to PCS to Germany with Pets

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — So, you are getting ready to PCS to Germany, and you’re scared, excited, nervous or all of the above. You’ve already gathered your family’s information, but what about your pets?   This can add more stress to an already stressful situation. Below is a list of…

March 21st, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News, Things You Didn't Know, Travel

Overseas Housing Allowance survey for Germany now open

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The annual Overseas Housing Allowance Survey for Germany will be conducted Feb. 25 – March 19 April 7 and all service members are highly encouraged to provide input.   The survey data is used to determine utility allowance and move-in housing allowance portions of OHA. Spouses are…

March 1st, 2019 Housing, News

COLA rates change for service members in Germany

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Service members living in Germany will see changes to their Cost of Living Allowance in 2019.   The changes are the result of the COLA survey and annual Retail Price Schedule.   The following locations will see decreases starting March 16: Hohenfels, Kalkar, Spangdahlem, Vilseck-Grafenwoehr and…

February 25th, 2019 News

Town halls, home visits to address housing concerns

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — In light of recent reports highlighting deficient living conditions in some privatized military housing in the U.S., leadership with 7th Army Training Command and U.S. Army Garrisons at Ansbach and Bavaria host town halls to address community concerns at Army housing.   The town halls — which…

February 21st, 2019 Environmental, Health & Lifestyle, Housing, News, Safety & Security Bytes

Legionella testing to begin at USAG Bavaria

  Editor’s note: This article was updated Feb. 5, 2019.   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…

February 5th, 2019 Environmental, Health & Lifestyle, News

Expect longer wait times for birth abroad no-fee passports

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Expect longer processing times for no-fee passports processed with Consular Reports of Birth Abroad, according to the U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Passport Office.   The USAG Bavaria Passport Office reports that the State Department has changed the issuance facility for no-fee passports for newborns.   Due…

January 25th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, Legal Issues, News, Travel

Top 9 reasons vehicles fail inspection

By 86th Vehicle Readiness Squadron Editor’s Note: This article has been updated on Dec. 11, 2020.   From cracked windows to auto decals, here are the Top 9 reasons your vehicle may fail inspection.   1. Engine/Transmission/Power Steering Fluid Leaks   The vehicle will be rejected if there is evidence…

December 26th, 2018 News

President issues executive order making Dec. 24 a holiday for federal employees

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The President of the U.S. issued an Executive Order granting the closing of all executive departments and agencies of the federal government and excusing employees from duty Monday, Dec. 24.   Non-mission essential activities will be curtailed to allow civilian employees to be excused from duty…

December 19th, 2018 News

USAG Bavaria opening hours during National Day of Mourning Dec. 5

  U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria services will operate under federal holiday hours Wed, Dec. 5, in observance of the National Day of Mourning.   The following services will be affected.  Follow USAG Bavaria’s Facebook page and website for updates.   DoDEA Schools will be closed.   AAFES and DECA Commissaries…

December 4th, 2018 News

USAG Bavaria to launch new website

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria will soon go live with an innovative, user-friendly new website.   The new website stems from the migration of all U.S. Army Installation Management Command garrisons to a combined content management system.   The USAG Bavaria Public Affairs Office manages the…

October 26th, 2018 Health & Lifestyle, News