Author: Nathan Van Schaik


Certified running coach wants to help Soldiers

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Certified running coach Annamarie McCormick-Howell is offering her services to Army units at Rose and Tower Barracks.   McCormick-Howell is an Army spouse and mother, Pennsylvania native, marathon runner and contractor with Bavaria’s Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation. She has run competitively every distance from…

October 9th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News

USAG Bavaria releases mobile app

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — News and information on services and events at U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria are now available as a free mobile app compatible on Apple and Android devices.   The app is designed based on community feedback. To get your USAG Bavaria app, just search either app store…

August 5th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News

Street Fighter V Esports Tournament Aug. 17

  VILSECK, Germany — The Road to TwitchCon Street Fighter V Esports Tournament will take place at USAG Bavaria August 17, 2 p.m., at the Zone Sports Bar, Bldg. 607 Rose Barracks.    The tournament is open to all active duty Army and Army National Guard Soldiers 18+ stationed within U.S. Army…

July 8th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle

Army garrisons in Europe migrating to new mass warning system

  U.S. Army installations across Europe will soon migrate to a new emergency messaging system beginning this summer.   Alert! Mass Warning Notification System, or MWNS, will replace the current AtHoc system.   The Army’s MWNS notifies service members, Army civilians and their families during a crisis. MWNS operators, for…

July 1st, 2019 News, Safety & Security Bytes

Town hall addresses housing problems, successes and improvements

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Maintenance response times, lack of transparency of housing work orders, and effective sponsorship were among common findings of over four thousand recent home and barracks visits here, said the garrison commander at a town hall to address housing issues.   Garrison Commander Col. Adam Boyd hosted…

June 30th, 2019 Environmental, Health & Lifestyle, Housing, News

USAG Bavaria releases 2019-2020 Find-It Guide, garrison’s print installation guide and phonebook

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison officially released copies of its 2019-2020 print installation guide and phonebook.   Over 30,000 copies of the Find-It Guide were delivered across all USAG Bavaria, including its camps and installations at Grafenwoehr, Vilseck, Hohenfels and Garmisch.   The Find-It Guide is a free garrison-specific…

May 7th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News

550 volunteers representing 310 USAG Bavaria organizations honored

  VILSECK, Germany — Garrison leaders and community members gathered here April 17 to extend thanks and praise to the 550 registered volunteers at Tower and Rose Barracks.   The garrison recognized its volunteer community members as leaders and vital contributors at a ceremony at the Rose Barracks Multipurpose Center.…

April 18th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News

New thrift shop hours in Graf, Vilseck beginning April 2

Bavaria Community and Spouses Club news release   The Bavaria Community and Spouses Club Thrift Shops will have new hours beginning Tuesday, April 2, 2019.   Both the Grafenwoehr and Vilseck shops will have the same hours.   Monday: Closed   Tuesday: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.   Wednesday: 11…

March 11th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News

I just got orders to USAG Bavaria and I need a sponsor. Now what?

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Soldiers PCSing to the U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria in Grafenwoehr, Vilseck, Hohenfels or Garmisch will need to use Army Career Tracker’s Total Army Sponsorship Program  to request a sponsor and initiate the DA Form 5434 (Sponsorship Program Counseling and Information Sheet).   Dubbed the Total Army…

March 6th, 2019 News

Housing town halls complete. Now what?

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Leadership with 7th Army Training Command and U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria are taking action after having conducted six town halls Feb. 25 – 28 across Bavaria to address housing problems and questions.   The town halls — which drew in 1,005 community members from Grafenwoehr,…

March 5th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, Housing, News, Safety & Security Bytes