Category Archives: News

Soldiers take part in spooktacular pumpkin carving contest

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers (BOSS) program hosted a first-time event of pumpkin carving and painting at the Bavaria Arts and Crafts Center, last Friday on Oct. 16, 2020. Participating Soldiers carved and painted pumpkins, while wearing masks, sanitizing hands and working at properly distanced workstations.…

October 22nd, 2020 Health & Lifestyle, Holiday, News

German traditions similar to Halloween

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Halloween is gaining popularity in Germany, with many local nationals celebrating it in the same fashion as those living in the United States. But before Halloween, Germans long celebrated a similar holiday in April, called Hexennacht.   Halloween was introduced to Germany in the 1990s, according to…

October 16th, 2020 Holiday, News, Things You Didn't Know

African swine fever – don’t bring it home

African swine fever (ASF) is a virus that affects both domestic and wild pigs. It spreads very quickly and kills most pigs that get it. ASF has never been found in the United States. Humans cannot get ASF, but they can carry it on clothing, shoes, and equipment. An outbreak in the United…

October 9th, 2020 News

Tower Barracks Army Lodging team receives excellence award

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — USAG Bavaria Garrison Commander, Col. Christoper R. Danbeck, presented the Customer Service of Excellence Award to the the Tower Barracks Army Lodging team, on Oct. 8, 2020.   The award was presented at the Tower Barracks Army Lodging facility, located on-post Grafenwoehr. The lodging team was awarded…

October 8th, 2020 Housing, News

Service Credit Union gives $20,000 back to USAG Bavaria

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — In celebration of being awarded 2019 Army Distinguished Credit Union of the Year, USAG Bavaria Service Credit Union (SCU) management made a generous contribution back to the community on Wednesday, Oct. 7. SCU Vice President of Overseas Operations, Philip R. von Streicher,  presented a check to garrison…

October 8th, 2020 News

Practice fire extinguisher safety with USAG Bavaria’s Fire Department

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – During National Fire Prevention Week, the USAG Bavaria Fire Department invites community members to participate in fire extinguisher trainings. This year, the campaign runs from Oct. 4 to Oct. 10, 2020.   At these trainings, participants learn about fire safety and practice using a fire extinguisher under…

October 8th, 2020 News, Safety & Security Bytes

Early Return of Dependents procedures now available online for service members

  By Katie Glover, ACS Program Specialist    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – For many families, command sponsorship within U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria is a once in a lifetime opportunity. But for others, something unexpected may occur — causing the family to return back to the United States prior to the service…

October 8th, 2020 Legal Issues, News

#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

Nominate your Principal of the Year

DoDEA Letter to USAG Bavaria Parents and Community Letters   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Do you know a principal who has had a positive impact on your child, your child’s school, or our community? If so, please consider honoring that principal by nominating her/him for the DoDEA Principal of the Year…

October 5th, 2020 News, School News

Safe alternatives to trick-or-treating

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers many guidelines for consideration to ensure an enjoyable Halloween this year, despite COVID-19. By replacing traditional close contact Halloween celebrations with physical distanced alternatives, the CDC states that the risk of spreading COVID-19 through communities is lowered.  …

October 1st, 2020 Health & Lifestyle, News