Category Archives: Environmental

Water conservation within the USAG Bavaria footprint

By Grace Fitzpatrick, USAG Bavaria Environmental Division   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Across the Army there is a renewed focus on energy and water conservation. The first-ever Energy and Utilities Summit was hosted by the Army Materiel Command in December 2021 in which the Army Climate Strategy, Strategic Energy and Water…

May 18th, 2022 Environmental, Health & Lifestyle

Ceremony signifies completion of Schlatterweihr Dam repairs

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – On Feb. 28, a ribbon-cutting ceremony marked the completion of critical, time-sensitive repairs to Schlatterweiher Dam at U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria. Located within the Grafenwoehr Training Area and impacting several ranges, construction teams raced against the clock to successfully complete the work on-time as to not…

March 1st, 2022 Environmental, News

USAG Bavaria doubles down on water, energy conservation efforts

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria pivoted into 2022 with a more dedicated focus on energy and water conservation around its installations. This shift in priority comes after Army Materiel Command hosted its first-ever Energy and Utilities Summit on Dec. 15-16, 2021, at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama.    During the…

February 4th, 2022 Environmental, News

USAG Bavaria Environmental Division collects surface water samples across GTA

By Megan McKnight, USAG Bavaria Environmental Division   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Water quality directly impacts environmental and human health; consequently, human actions can influence water quality. Proactive management approaches are some of the best ways to protect, and ensure, healthy water resources. Thus in late December 2021, the U.S. Army…

January 11th, 2022 Environmental, News

Go green this new year

  By Elaine Freeth, USAG Bavaria Environmental Division   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — At the year’s end, it is customary to reflect on achievements made over the past 12 months, and look forward to the new year with a fresh set of goals. Adding New Year’s Resolutions could save money, time and…

December 29th, 2021 Environmental, News

Clear bulk trash, other waste during 2021 Fall Cleanup

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Every year, as the trees become bare and leaves pile up along sidewalks and lawns, U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria leads a concerted effort to beautify the installation before the season gives way to the cold, snowy months of winter. Service members, civilians and their families living on-post at…

October 29th, 2021 Environmental, Health & Lifestyle, Housing, News

Everything you need to know about winter tires in Germany

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Warm weather is giving way to cold, which means you should prepare your vehicle now for winter. One important thing to know before you hit the road in winter is that Germany has different tire requirements than the United States.   European winter tires have…

October 25th, 2021 Environmental, News, Safety & Security Bytes, Travel

Everyday ways to be energy smart

By Megan McKnight, USAG Bavaria Environmental Division   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — October is National Energy Awareness Month; moreover, a time to challenge yourself to become more energy smart. U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria community members can implement small changes to the everyday routine and see significant differences in energy consumption and…

October 4th, 2021 Environmental, News

Peregrine falcon nest found within Grafenwoehr Training Area’s historic landmark

By Megan McKnight, USAG Bavarian Environmental Division   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – During a routine inspection of the Forest House in June, U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Environmental Division staff member Stefan Haertl overheard a nearby peregrine falcon cry and observed an adult bird enter the historic Grafenwoehr Water Tower. Upon further…

July 6th, 2021 Environmental, News

HTA erosion control structures prevent local community from flooding

By Nanette Schneider, USAG Bavaria Hohenfels Environmental Division   HOHENFELS, Germany — Heavy rainfall hit the northwestern part of the Hohenfels Training Area in June 2021, creating extreme conditions. Within a few hours, monitoring stations recorded a downpour of over 100 liters of rain per square meter. At the Weihermühlbach…

June 23rd, 2021 Environmental, News, Safety & Security Bytes