Author: Julian Temblador

USDA: Bird Flu Outbreak in Europe

USDA News Release Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) virus is a highly infectious disease affecting wild and domestic birds. The disease can be devastating for domestic poultry. Unlike most other bird diseases, this virus has also infected mammals, including cats, pigs, and is potentially infectious for humans. However, the virus remains…

April 8th, 2021 Environmental, News

DoDEA builds new 21st century school campus on Tower Barracks

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The new Grafenwoehr Elementary School, which is undergoing construction on U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Tower Barracks, is scheduled to open in January 2022. This new 21st century school will serve students currently located in the Tower Barracks area from kindergarten to fifth grade.   According to Grafenwoehr…

March 2nd, 2021 News, School News

USPS Tower Barracks reduces customer waiting times

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Tower Barracks Postal Center recently improved its sorting process through the introduction of new handheld Zebra TC77 mobile devices. The TC77 enables postal employees to scan, print and track labels all from a single device. Tower Barracks USPS is the beta-testing site for the entire U.S.…

February 25th, 2021 News

FFP2 masks now required for shopping and public transit in Bavaria

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Individuals wanting to use off-post public transportation or retail stores in Bavaria will now be required to wear a medical-grade FFP2 mask, starting Jan. 18, 2021. Children under 15 years old are not required to wear this specific mask. However, children above the age of 6 are…

January 14th, 2021 Health & Lifestyle, News

USAG Bavaria recognizes civilian employees for a lifetime of service

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Twenty-six German and American civilian employees were honored by Col. Christopher Danbeck, commander of U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria, at a Length of Service Ceremony on Nov. 18, 2020, at the USAG Bavaria Tower Barracks Headquarters.   “Despite all the changes and challenges on a regular basis, especially…

November 19th, 2020 News

Dunkin’ Donuts brings a piece of home to Tower Barracks

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany ­— Dunkin’ Donuts opened their second store within the USAG Bavaria footprint on Friday, Oct. 30. Garrison commander, Col. Christopher R. Danbeck, cut the ceremonial ribbon during the grand opening inside the Tower Barracks Exchange mall, as Exchange employees and customers watched in excitement.  Dunkin’ Donuts employees made over…

October 30th, 2020 News

USAG Bavaria USPS streamlines outbound shipping processes

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany ⁠— The United States Postal Service (USPS) found new processes to safeguard its customers and employees as the COVID-19 pandemic changes the way the world does business, according to USAG Bavaria USPS postmaster Jaye Bakalars.   “We weren’t prepared for a pandemic,” Bakalars, said. “I’m very proud of…

June 30th, 2020 News

Vilseck High graduates amidst coronavirus pandemic

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Students from Vilseck High School graduated on June 6, 2020, with hopes for their future amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.    “I want to commend us for how optimistic, resilient and unwavering we all have been throughout this process,” said Vilseck High School Class President Hassanatou Balde.   Vilseck…

June 9th, 2020 News, School News

As COVID-19 restrictions begin to relax, beer gardens reopen with new rules

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — As COVID-19 restrictions begin to relax and spring brings better weather in Bavaria, beer gardens reopened across Germany.   A beer garden (taken from the German word, “Biergarten”) is an open-air space, where beer and food are served — typically at a communal table.    The idea…

May 22nd, 2020 News