Author: Payton Porter

Safety, security key to social media use

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — These days we can’t go a moment or move a step without immediate access to some form of social media, but that kind of access can also impact operational security.   If there is a single breach in security, it could cost lives. Practicing poor safety…

August 13th, 2019 News, Safety & Security Bytes

Understanding ESSO fuel cards

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Esso card is a convenient way to pay for fuel, but certain policies and procedures for the retail sale of duty-free motor fuel affect authorized personnel in Germany.   The Esso card is a form of rationing introduced to help prevent over-purchasing high-demand goods such…

June 16th, 2019 News, Things You Didn't Know, Travel

Gate 6 reopens on schedule, new traffic circle on B299 completed

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Tower Barracks Gate 6 reopens on schedule Friday, June 14, to inbound and outbound POV traffic as construction crews complete construction of a traffic circle on B299.   The new traffic circle outside Gate 6 will be available for public use. Gate 6 and the new traffic…

June 12th, 2019 News

Gate 6 closure starts on May 20, affecting gate operations

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Construction continues on a traffic circle on B299, outside Gate 6, Tower Barracks, resulting in detours and modified gate hours.   Beginning Monday, May 20, Gate 6 will be closed and will not be accessible from either direction.   What does this mean:   1) Gate…

May 17th, 2019 News

USAG Bavaria holds 6th annual college graduation ceremony

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria’s 2019 college graduates were recognized for their academic achievements at a graduation ceremony, here, May 10.   In his opening remarks, Garrison Commander Col. Adam J. Boyd highlighted the importance of education and congratulated the students’ accomplishments, acknowledging that pursuing educational milestones…

May 13th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News

Housing town halls deliver results for USAG Bavaria housing residents

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Housing Division continues to introduce improvements to housing and housing services for their patrons.   In February, deficient living conditions across the Defense Department prompted top brass action resulting in six town halls across Bavaria to address housing problems and…

May 11th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, Housing, News

How to receive emergency assistance from American Red Cross

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — American Red Cross assists military members, civilians and their families in the event of an emergency, unexpected illness or death in the family, via emergency communication.   “The emergency communication process is certainly one of the most important and discernible services we provide, but there are…

May 11th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, Legal Issues, News, Things You Didn't Know

Nine ways to protect yourself on Facebook

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — When using Facebook and other forms of social media, threats are just one click away, but Facebook has steps to assist with online protection.    The use of social media may seem harmless, but as a member of a military community you and your loved…

April 23rd, 2019 Safety & Security Bytes

Phase 1 of 2 of Gate 6 traffic circle construction set to begin

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Construction is set to begin on a traffic circle outside Tower Barracks’ 24/7 gate resulting in detours and modified gate hours.   In mid-November 2018 garrison officials here and members of the German building authority announced plans to co-fund a project to build a traffic circle…

April 12th, 2019 News, School News, Travel

Total Army Sponsorship Program Rodeo March 14 at USAG Bavaria

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria hosts its annual Total Army Sponsorship Rodeo, March 14, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Rose Barracks Multi-Purpose Complex, Bldg. 134, in Vilseck.     USAG Bavaria’s Directorate of Human Resources conducts the TASP rodeo to aid leaders and sponsors during…

January 23rd, 2019 News