Author: Natalie Simmel

USAG Bavaria welcomes 22 new US citizens during naturalization ceremony

  GRAFENWHOER, Germany — Twenty-two members of the USAG Bavaria community were sworn in as American citizens during a virtual naturalization ceremony on June 29 at the Tower View Conference Center. The ceremony, part of a special program to naturalize active duty military members and their families, welcomed the individuals…

July 1st, 2022 News

Second annual EFMP Parent’s Day Picnic

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – The Exceptional Family Members Program held its second annual Parent’s Picnic Day on June 15, 2022, on Rose Barracks. In a picnic atmosphere, all community members were invited to enjoy the great weather, play, network, and get to know their community better.     “This event…

June 24th, 2022 News

Joint training event strengthens partnership between German, American police

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — On June 10, U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria’s Directorate of Emergency Services and Upper Palatinate Polizei participated in a joint active shooter training event within the Grafenwoehr Training Area. Eleven DES Soldiers and 16 local Polizei, from Eschenbach, Auerbach and Vilseck, attended this partnership event to build…

June 17th, 2022 News

Culture Shock: 13 things that may surprise Americans in Germany

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – Willkommen to U.S Army Garrison Bavaria! Moving internationally can be incredibly stressful, so here is some useful information concerning the most significant cultural differences newcomers experience a permanent change of station to Germany from America.   1. Cash is king While credit cards are a universally accepted…

June 15th, 2022 Things You Didn't Know

Adjutant General’s Corps Civilian of the Year 2021

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Timothy Roberts, supervisory postal operations specialist of the Rose Barracks Postal Service Center, was selected as the Adjutant General’s Corps Civilian of the Year 2021. Roberts was awarded this prestigious title, due to his outstanding performance last year.   Roberts is responsible for the supervisory management of…

June 14th, 2022 News

IMCOM Europe Region-wide Army Professionals of the Quarter

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Installation Management Command Europe announced the IMCOM Europe-wide Army Professional of the Quarter awardee for the second quarter of fiscal year 2022. And the prestigious award went to Sheila Barthel, education services officer with U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria – Rose Barracks.   Barthel earned her nomination…

June 14th, 2022 News

USAG Bavaria recognizes recent college graduates

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Education Center team held the 8th Annual Graduation Recognition Ceremony on May 25 at the Tower View Conference Center on Tower Barracks.   The ceremony celebrates the achievement of 56 graduates who obtained their associate’s, bachelor’s or master’s degrees.    The recognized Soldiers,…

May 26th, 2022 News

Christmas traditions in Germany

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – The holiday season is around the corner, and soon Christmas will follow. While there are many similarities between Christmas celebrations in the United States and Germany, there are some differences and special events that U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria community members should know while celebrating overseas.   Adventskranz…

December 6th, 2021 Holiday, News

Weisswurstfrühstueck: Everything to know about Bavaria’s traditional white sausage

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — One of the most anticipated meals in southern Germany is the “Weisswurstfruehstueck,” or white sausage breakfast. Eating Weisswurst, or white sausage, is one of the many traditions a person can partake in when coming to Bavaria. But why do Germans eat it, and what is the right…

September 7th, 2021 Health & Lifestyle, News, Things You Didn't Know

German-American ties flourish with Amberg construction projects

AMBERG, Germany — On July 22, 2021, 3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment Commander Lt. Col. Mark Bush and Command Sgt. Maj. Christopher Carbone attended the groundbreaking ceremony of the Kennedy Sued II housing area and the induction of the new nearby traffic circle in Amberg. The event was hosted by…

July 26th, 2021 News