Author: USAG Bavaria Public Affairs

3 reasons to go to the European Theater Transition Summit

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrisons Bavaria and Rheinland Pfalz are hosting European Theater Transition Summits March 26-27 and March 28-29.   Organized by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Hiring Our Heroes Foundation, the events are focused on helping service members, veterans and military spouses build skills and…

March 9th, 2018 Health & Lifestyle, News

Sun interference causes AFN TV and radio outages Feb 25-Mar 7

  By Staff Sgt. Ben Burgess, AFN Kaiserslautern   KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany —American Forces Network listeners and viewers can expect to lose service for up to 20 minutes at a time due to daily sun interference expected to last until March 7.   Sun outages occur when the sun passes directly…

February 23rd, 2018 Environmental, Health & Lifestyle, News

Grafenwoehr Exchange supports Soldier readiness with healthy eating options

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – The Grafenwoehr Exchange now offers more better-for-you dining options than ever, reaffirming its commitment to readiness and resiliency for Soldiers and their families.   As a partner in the Healthy Army Community initiative under the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Army & Air Force…

February 1st, 2018 Health & Lifestyle, News

US Soldiers donate record funds to preserve war graves, recover fallen

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Soldiers from 21st Theater Sustainment Command stationed here and in Baumholder raised a record number of funds to support a non-profit organization that recovers fallen World War I and II Soldiers — regardless of nationality — and maintains German grave sites across Europe.   The German…

December 18th, 2017 News

AFN announces dates for high definition TV and new decoder rollout

  The overseas military audience is weeks away from two highly anticipated major improvements in American Forces Network (AFN) TV services: High Definition (HD) signal quality and a decoder with a built-in DVR.   “We know that our audience is used to HD in the United States and having the…

November 29th, 2017 News

Army to begin providing medical care to Chem/Bio research volunteers

ARMY MEDICAL COMMAND, FALLS CHURCH, Virginia – The U.S. Army is notifying veterans that they may be eligible to receive medical care if they participated in U.S. Army chemical or biological substance testing from 1942 to 1975 and have an injury or disease that they believe was proximately caused by…

November 21st, 2017 Health & Lifestyle, News

5 things you should know about ‘black ice’

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Winter driving isn’t only about dealing with snow. Ice on the road is a real threat.   Black ice, in particular, is dangerous because it’s invisible (the term “black ice” being somewhat of a misnomer). However, you can better protect yourself by understanding and knowing…

November 13th, 2017 Safety & Security Bytes

Holiday tree lighting ceremonies at USAG Bavaria

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Installations at U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria welcome holiday cheer with their own festivities.   Ceremonies will be held on Tower Barracks in Grafenwoehr, Rose Barracks in Vilseck, Hohenfels and Artillery Kaserne at Garmisch.   Garmisch – Dec. 1, 5:30 p.m.   The Garmisch Winterfest is Dec.…

November 8th, 2017 Health & Lifestyle, News

Off-post gov’t-leased housing residents asked to submit meter readings

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria housing officials are asking residents of government-leased housing in the Grafenwoehr and Vilseck areas to report their home’s utility meter readings for electricity, water and, if available, gas by Friday, Dec. 15.   Residents can submit the readings either by taking…

November 6th, 2017 Housing, News

Parents of DoDEA students: Register in AtHoc

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Parents of students attending any of USAG Bavaria’s DoDEA schools should register in the garrison’s emergency messaging system known as AtHoc.   The AtHoc mass-warning notification system sends registered users emergency warnings and other critical information, such as hazardous road conditions, reporting delays, and base closures…

November 2nd, 2017 News, Safety & Security Bytes