Category Archives: Environmental


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…

September 21st, 2019 Environmental, News, Safety & Security Bytes, Travel

Grafenwoehr Military Museum Exhibit highlights training area environmental protection

  by Christa Rolls, USAG Bavaria Environmental Division   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Culture and Military Museum of Grafenwoehr will open a special exhibition highlighting environmental protection at Grafenwoehr Training Area from Sept. 17, 2019, to March 15, 2020.   Hosted by Stadt Grafenwoehr and the Heimatverein Grafenwoehr, the exhibit…

September 12th, 2019 Environmental, News

Clear bulk trash, other waste during Fall Cleanup

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Every year, as the trees become bare and leaves pile up along sidewalks and lawns, the U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Directorate of Public Works leads a concerted effort to beautify the installation before the season gives way to the cold, snowy months of winter.   Service…

September 6th, 2019 Environmental, Health & Lifestyle, Housing, News

Foreign soil prohibited from entering US

  By Julie Aliaga-Milos, USEUCOM Agriculture Advisor   The United States Department of Agriculture restricts or prohibits the entry of many agricultural products, which can carry foreign pests and diseases that harm American agriculture and our environment.   A major pest or disease outbreak could mean higher grocery bills, shortages…

September 6th, 2019 Environmental, Health & Lifestyle, News, Things You Didn't Know, Travel

#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…

August 26th, 2019 Environmental, News, Safety & Security Bytes, School News

Repairs require hot water cutoff at some Rose Barracks buildings Sept. 9-13

  VILSECK, Germany — Construction crews shut off hot water at select locations here on Rose Barracks Sept. 9-13.   The Directorate of Public Works must repair a heating line leak in the vicinity of the Jesse L. Williams Fitness Center, Bldg. 323, before the weather turns cold.   The…

August 19th, 2019 Environmental, News

Summer activities to get you outdoors in Bavaria

  by Christa Rolls, USAG Bavaria Environmental Division      GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Now that the warm season in Bavaria is here, there are a plethora of opportunities to get outside and enjoy the outdoors.   Whether you prefer something more slow-paced, or want to step on the wild side…

July 18th, 2019 Environmental, Health & Lifestyle, Travel

How to prepare for, respond to severe weather in Germany

  By Kellie Matack, USAG Bavaria Emergency Management   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — In the spring and summer, it is not unusual for Germany to experience an inflow of warm, humid air masses originating from the southwest. When these air masses converge with the colder air from the north, and there…

July 16th, 2019 Environmental, Health & Lifestyle, News, Safety & Security Bytes

Germany’s lifeguard associations protect swimmers, promote swim education

  HOHENFELS, Germany — Drowning is a global health issue, larger than many accept, and is almost entirely preventable.   All official lakes and pools in Germany have their own lifeguards. One of the largest groups is the Deutsche Lebens-Rettungs-Gesellschaft. Founded in 1913, the DLRG has over 1.8 million members…

July 12th, 2019 Environmental, Health & Lifestyle, News, Things You Didn't Know

ANALYSIS: Disasters are going to cost you more

  Editor’s note: Tom Janis is the Emergency Manager at U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria. This is his contribution and analysis.   Imagine there was widespread damage from a natural catastrophe while serving overseas and the U.S. Army refused to pay or render aid. Unfathomable? Well, get ready Army.   Effective…

July 1st, 2019 Environmental, Health & Lifestyle, Legal Issues, News, Safety & Security Bytes