Category Archives: Environmental

Legionella testing to begin at USAG Bavaria

  Editor’s note: This article was updated Feb. 5, 2019.   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — In order to ensure water safety, USAG Bavaria and U.S. Army garrisons across Germany will conduct a routine Legionella bacteria survey in all our communities.                             Final Governing Standards for Germany now require the annual monitoring…

February 5th, 2019 Environmental, Health & Lifestyle, News

Community members explore through “Get Into Nature!” hikes

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Some members of the United States Army Garrison Bavaria community may feel like there is nothing fun to do nearby, but lucky for them the USAG Bavaria Environmental Division offers free, monthly hikes located off post around the Grafenwoehr and Vilseck area.   Elaine Freeth, an…

January 30th, 2019 Environmental, Health & Lifestyle, News

Engineers to break ground on new Grafenwoehr Elementary School

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army leadership and school officials are set to break ground Nov. 20 on the Grafenwoehr Elementary School.   Department of Defense Education Activity — the agency overseeing U.S. military schools overseas — is funding the $38 million project.   The new school is scheduled to…

November 1st, 2018 Environmental, News, School News

Wildlife traffic accident: What to do

  HOHENFELS, Germany — Germany is a country that puts great importance to the protection of the environment.   Numerous highways and motorways pass through vast and picturesque forest areas and extensive fields where flora and fauna are under special protection and numerous species of animals have their habitat. Often,…

October 23rd, 2018 Environmental, News, Safety & Security Bytes, Travel

An easy guide to trash & recycling in Hohenfels

  HOHENFELS, Germany — Germany is one of the most successful countries in recycling the trash for the good of the environment. A major part of the success is the proper sorting of garbage. But the whole subject of recycling can be an overwhelming task for any newcomer to the…

October 19th, 2018 Environmental, Health & Lifestyle, 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.  …

October 5th, 2018 Environmental, Health & Lifestyle, Housing, News

How storms in Germany get their names

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — ‘Fabienne’ was the name of the last storm that swept across Germany in September 2018, but where do the names comes from?   The Australian Meteorologist Clement Wragge started to call storms by female names in the late 19th century. Later, he named them after unpopular…

October 3rd, 2018 Environmental, News, Things You Didn't Know

Town halls open to community to address lead concerns

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Leadership with U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria and 7th Army Training Command host town halls to address concerns regarding lead on-post and at Army housing.   The town halls — which are open to the entire community — will be held at the following dates and locations:  …

September 12th, 2018 Environmental, Health & Lifestyle, News

Community asked to assist birds during heat wave

  By Elaine Freeth, USAG Bavaria Environmental Division   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The number of reports concerning juvenile birds falling from their nests due to the heat is rising, and bird conservation group Landesbund für Vogelschutz is requesting action from the community as rescue centers fill up fast.   Birds…

August 1st, 2018 Environmental, News

Be a good neighbor: USAG Bavaria housing policies

  By USAG Bavaria Housing Office   The intent of this policy is to reinforce German law as closely as possible, and to promote harmony in our communities and living areas.   Noise Control   All individuals within a USAG Bavaria housing community have the right to expect peace and…

June 21st, 2018 Environmental, Health & Lifestyle, Housing, News