Category Archives: Environmental

#BavariaWeatherEyes – Expand visibility, influence weather decisions

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Staying informed of weather and road conditions is easy. But understanding what occurs between the fall of the first snowflake and the decisions that follow is more complex.   Inclement weather that arrives during the fall and winter months sets into motion a series of events…

October 8th, 2020 Environmental, News, Safety & Security Bytes, School News

Apple Days: Learn all about apples with the Environmental Division

By Megan McKnight with USAG Bavaria Environmental Division   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – Throughout September, the USAG Bavaria Environmental Division celebrates the apple harvest season during a series of events called, “Apple Days.” The organization encourages community members to take this opportunity to learn more about apples and the trees on…

September 17th, 2020 Environmental, News

Staying safe when summer weather turns stormy

By Laura Garcia, program specialist with Army Substance Abuse Program (ASAP)   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — In Germany, storms can move in very quickly. In nearly a blink of an eye, Bavaria’s summer  sun can be replaced with rain and wind. Here are some simple steps that you can take to…

August 31st, 2020 Environmental, Health & Lifestyle, News

Learn about bird rehabilitation at LBV Oberpfalz

By Christa Rolls with USAG Bavaria Environmental Division   Landesbund für Vogelschutz in der Oberpfalz (LBV) is a non-profit organization in Bavaria that specializes in bird rehabilitation and wildlife education. Local rehabilitation centers are important to combating the anthropogenic effects on wildlife, while simultaneously providing an opportunity to educate the…

July 6th, 2020 Environmental, News

An easy guide to bulk trash disposal at USAG Bavaria

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Bulk trash disposal is an ongoing question for many community members in the Tower and Rose Barracks areas of U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria. Here is a general breakdown of what it is and when it occurs.   Throughout the year, residents can bring bulk trash items…

June 24th, 2020 Environmental, Health & Lifestyle, Housing, News

Understanding fog lights in Germany

  USAG Bavaria Safety Office   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Thick patches of fog often roll through Bavaria, particularly around Grafenwoehr, Vilseck and Hohenfels.   According to Army in Europe Regulation 190-1 — the regulation on driver and vehicle requirements in Germany — foglights are not required. But if foglights are…

January 28th, 2020 Environmental, News, Safety & Security Bytes, Travel

Marten: A misunderstood pest and how to deter from vehicle wiring

  By Christa Rolls, USAG Bavaria Environmental Division   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — If you have been in a local car shop, you’ve likely seen products that tout a hissing, ferret-like animal on the front cover, warning of their presence.   Martens, or Marder in German, notoriously damage vehicle electrical systems…

January 17th, 2020 Environmental, Health & Lifestyle, Housing, News, Things You Didn't Know

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 twelve months, and look forward to the new year with a fresh set of goals. Adding New Year’s Resolutions, could save money, time,…

December 17th, 2019 Environmental, News

Christmas tree drop-off sites at Tower, Rose Barracks

  A Message from the SORT Coordinators   Drop off old natural Christmas trees anytime of the year at USAG Bavaria green waste collection points.   The Grafenwoehr collection point is located at Tower Barracks on Gettysburg Ave. across from Bldg. 540.   The Vilseck collection point is near the…

December 11th, 2019 Environmental, Health & Lifestyle, News

Customs releases holiday guidance on what not to mail

By U.S. Army Customs Agency-Europe   WIESBADEN, Germany — People new to Europe should note that many items available in Europe may seem like good Christmas presents, but violate U.S. customs rules.   Some products are banned from the United States and others may only be carried in baggage, but…

November 26th, 2019 Environmental, Health & Lifestyle, News, Things You Didn't Know