Author: Nathan Van Schaik

Young lives, big stories contest celebrates military youth

    April is Month of the Military Child.   Month of the Military Child activities and events reaffirm the Army’s commitment to ensuring excellence in schools, childcare and youth services as well as providing a strong supportive environment where children can thrive.   USAG Bavaria celebrates the Month of…

March 11th, 2018 News, School News

Detecting lead at USAG Bavaria: A Community member’s reference guide

  BAVARIA — Recent problems with lead at Army housing in the U.S. renewed interest and procedures for testing for lead in water and paint here at U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria.   An article posted by Reuters Aug. 16, 2018, noted the incidence of elevated blood lead levels in children…

October 10th, 2017 Commander Talk, Environmental, Health & Lifestyle, News, Safety & Security Bytes, School News

Federal government’s charity campaign kicks off Oct 16 at USAG Bavaria

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The annual workplace giving campaign within the U.S. military and federal government begins Oct. 16.   The Combined Federal Campaign-Overseas, or CFC-O, provides uniformed and civilian DOD personnel serving overseas the opportunity to extend their service by supporting charitable causes of their choice.   U.S. Army…

September 26th, 2017 News

Threats on social media highlight need for strategic approach, leadership says

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Soldiers and family members are facing the growing need to protect themselves from cyberthreats on social media, according to top leadership here.   A Soldier within the U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria footprint recently received messages on a private Facebook page deemed by investigators as malicious and…

September 11th, 2017 News, Safety & Security Bytes

Soldiers, families prone to social media threats and how you can reduce risk

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Service members and their families need to play a more strategic role online in the wake of a series of threatening social media messages aimed at Soldiers here, according to intelligence officials.   A Soldier within the U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria footprint recently received messages on…

July 15th, 2017 Safety & Security Bytes

USAG Bavaria hosts U.S. Army Europe Ten-Miler qualifier June 24

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria headquartered in Grafenwoehr hosts the 2017 U.S. Forces Europe Army Ten-Miler Qualification Race at the Tower Barracks Physical Fitness Center, Bldg. 170, Sat., June 24, 2017, beginning at 8 a.m.   While only Soldiers can compete for the U.S. Army Europe team,…

May 18th, 2017 Health & Lifestyle, News

Cost of living allowance goes up in Grafenwoehr, Vilseck

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The cost of living allowance will increase for service members and families in Grafenwoehr and Vilseck, while it will decrease in Hohenfels and remain the same in Garmisch, according to numbers released by U.S. Army Europe.   The Defense Travel Management Office made the changes based…

March 15th, 2017 Health & Lifestyle, News

Army Emergency Relief fundraising campaign set to begin at USAG Bavaria

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The launch of the annual Army Emergency Relief fundraising campaign is scheduled to get underway March 1 and will run through May 15.   AER achieves a milestone in 2017 as it celebrates its 75th year of Soldiers helping Soldiers. This year’s theme is “A legacy of caring.…

March 13th, 2017 News

Volunteer fair to connect volunteers with employers

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Staff with the Rose Barracks Army Community Service host a volunteer town fair Sept. 21 aimed at familiarizing volunteers and potential volunteers with opportunities in Vilseck and Grafenwoehr.   The event will take place at the Tower Barracks Field House, Bldg. 547, Sept. 21, from 10…

August 11th, 2016 News

Mallorca: Chill out and tap into the collective mood of nonchalance

  Mallorca, about the size of Rhode Island, is the largest island in the Balearic archipelago situated off the east coast of Spain, graced with warm Mediterranean sunshine and tempered by cool ocean breezes. Its landscape — ranging from limestone caves to gnarled moonscape all the way back to white…

July 18th, 2016 Travel