Author: Jackie Pennoyer

CLOSURE: City of Grafenwoehr central intersection closed Sept 25-30

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The city of Grafenwoehr conducts critical road resurfacing at the city’s central intersection of B299 and Alte Amberger Strasse during the week of Sept. 25 – 30.   This is the intersection with the traffic light outside Tower Barracks Gate 1.   No vehicular travel through…

September 17th, 2017 News

Dangerous caterpillars discovered at Grafenwoehr Training Area

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — A potentially dangerous caterpillar species was recently discovered by garrison cleanup crews in heavily forested areas of the Grafenwoehr Training Area, according to reports from the public works division.   Following the devastating August storm that blew through Vilseck and much of the surrounding training grounds,…

September 7th, 2017 Environmental, News

USAG Bavaria, partners weather storm together

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — An unusually devastating storm blew through the Rose Barracks community of U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria last Thursday, shocking community members into swift action in what also emerged as a spirited testament to the garrison’s equipped readiness and strong network of community partnerships.   “I think what…

August 14th, 2017 News

Service Culture Initiative: How this affects Soldiers, families at USAG Bavaria

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Hundreds of U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria employees from Tower and Rose Barracks gathered at the Reel Time Theater here for a garrison all-hands staff assembly July 27 to recognize team-led progress and reinforce the group’s enduring mission as leaders in Army community support.   “This garrison…

August 1st, 2017 News

Volunteers honored for commitment to community

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — They help keep our schools, clinics and mission-essential operations running. And they do it on their own time, with an openness to make a difference and shape change into action. Well over 400 volunteers served the Grafenwoehr and Vilseck communities in the last year. They logged…

May 11th, 2017 News

We asked you about a town hall forum. Here are the results.

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Public Affairs staff canvassed the community to align the format of future town halls with public demand. The result? Most say go virtual.   The USAG Bavaria community provided feedback to Public Affairs staff through an online survey in November, along with…

April 3rd, 2017 News

Special Victims’ Counsel: Legal representation for sexual assault victims

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Soldiers, dependents and civilian employees who are victims of sexual assault are entitled to immediate, 24/7 legal advocacy through specially-trained, licensed attorneys in the U.S. Army’s Special Victims Counsel program.   Special Victims Counsel: What is it?   The Special Victims Counsel is a Department of Defense…

March 29th, 2017 Health & Lifestyle, News

Influential Women of Bavaria: Annette Evans, your garrison deputy

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — In almost every Army community, you’ll find a Deputy to the Garrison Commander, or DGC. Described by some as the equivalent to a city manager, the garrison deputy oversees day-to-day operations in the areas of public works, housing, in-processing, education, fire and emergency services, postal, MWR,…

March 15th, 2017 News, Questions

Separate bio waste from regular trash

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — German households and businesses, including DoD families and Soldiers living off-post at USAG Bavaria, will soon be required to separate biodegradable waste from non-recyclable refuse, according to a new regulation.   The DoD Environmental Final Governing Standards for Germany, a document that establishes compliance with German…

March 2nd, 2017 Environmental, News

BCSC president’s top 24 travel sites in Europe

  It’s the “hidden gems,” Jan Meert said — referring to lesser known travel sites off the beaten tourist path — that can really make the European living experience so much richer.   Meert became the president of Bavaria Community and Spouses Club, an organization open to the whole Bavarian…

February 22nd, 2017 Travel