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Netzaberg students weigh job options at career day

    By Netzaberg Elementary School fourth- and fifth-grade students   NETZABERG, Germany — Teachers and students at the elementary school here hosted a career day, which drew in a number of professionals from across the garrison.   The event familiarized fourth- and fifth-grade students from Netzaberg Elementary School with…

April 29th, 2016 News, School News

The commissary surcharge explained

Defense Commissary Agency news release   FORT LEE, Va. – The commissary surcharge – the 5 percent added to every customer’s bill – is not a tax. That’s just one of several facts about the surcharge that even some of the savviest commissary customers are sometimes surprised to learn.  …

April 26th, 2016 News, Things You Didn't Know

Request legal assistance appointment online in Bavaria

Brought to you by the Seventh Army JMTC Office of the Staff Judge Advocate   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Seventh Army Joint Multinational Training Command, or JMTC, Legal Assistance Offices in Bavaria are now taking requests for appointments online.   Service members and their families can request an appointment from any…

April 25th, 2016 Legal Issues

Elicitation – Don’t be fooled

  USAG Bavaria Security Office news release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Be aware of elicitation. It is hard to recognize, easy to deny and has a high potential for irreparable damage.   What is elicitation?   Elicitation is the strategic use of conversation to subtly extract information about you, your…

April 24th, 2016 Safety & Security Bytes

Do you know the weather risks in Germany?

By Tom Janis, USAG Bavaria Emergency Manager   Do you know the weather risks in Germany? Do you know what to do before or after a natural disaster? Do you know how to help others be a force of nature?   Have you ever walked outdoors, looked up at the…

April 21st, 2016 Safety & Security Bytes

Bavaria cuts ribbon on new Soldier Medical Readiness Center

  Bavaria Health Command news release   VILSECK, Germany – The ribbon was officially cut on the new U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Soldier Medical Readiness Center, Friday, at the facility located on Rose Barracks.   Commander of the Bavaria Health Command, Col. David G. Richardson, along with BHC deputies and…

April 18th, 2016 Health & Lifestyle

Estate planning for Soldiers and families in Germany

By Capt. Clyde Kilgore, 7th Army Joint Multinational Training Command   In the event of a Soldier or family member death, courts may apply German Law, the law of a U.S. jurisdiction or a mixture of both, depending on the circumstances. Soldiers are encouraged to visit the Legal Assistance Office…

April 17th, 2016 Legal Issues

USAG Bavaria sets environmental sustainability support example

  By Mark Albe and Caecilia Kastl-Meier   The Department of Defense mission is to provide the military forces necessary to deter war, protect the security of the American people, our allies, and advance our interests globally. To execute its mission and ensure compliance with Executive Order 13693, Planning for…

April 13th, 2016 Environmental

Blood drive at Tower Barracks April 19

  Armed Services Blood Program – Europe news release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Armed Services Blood Program, along with the Grafenwoehr USO and American Red Cross, will host a blood drive April 19 to provide blood products and services to our armed services in peace and war.   The…

April 12th, 2016 News

Protecting personal information: Know your responsibilities

  USAG Bavaria Security Office news release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany—As a federal employee, military service member, or contractor, you already know that you’re responsible for protecting classified information. You probably also know that you must protect personally identifying information, or PII. However, did you know that for PII, email encryption…

April 11th, 2016 Safety & Security Bytes