Category Archives: News

USAG Bavaria wins Secretary of the Army Energy and Water Management Award

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — USAG Bavaria was presented the 2020 Secretary of the Army Energy and Water Management Award, via a Microsoft TEAMS ceremony on Oct. 21. The award recognizes smart ways to manage electricity and heating systems, as the team saved $1,280,000 this past year.   USAG Bavaria Energy Manager…

November 23rd, 2020 Environmental, News

Grafenwoehr Exchange keeping community safe during holiday shopping

AAFES News Release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – Holiday shopping will look and feel different in 2020 due to COVID-19. The Grafenwoehr Exchange is committed to ensuring shoppers have a safe, sanitized and secure shopping experience during the Black Friday and Saturday sales events, from Nov. 27 to 28, 2020.  …

November 20th, 2020 Holiday, News

USAG Bavaria recognizes civilian employees for a lifetime of service

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Twenty-six Germany and American civilian employees were honored by Col. Christopher Danbeck, commander of U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria, at a Length of Service Ceremony on Nov. 18, 2020, at the USAG Bavaria Tower Barracks Headquarters.   “Despite all the changes and challenges on a regular basis, especially…

November 19th, 2020 News

Ho-Ho-Ho: Military families can visit Santa virtually as Army & Air Force Exchange Service partners with JingleRing

AAFES News Release   DALLAS — Though COVID-19 might put some holiday events on hold, Santa Claus will still be making the rounds virtually with the Army & Air Force Exchange Service and JingleRing.   JingleRing provides a platform for families to spend time with St. Nick in a contactless,…

November 19th, 2020 Holiday, News

Asian Hornets: A New Pest of Concern for Europe and the United States  

USDA News Release The Asian hornet, also known as the yellow-legged hornet (Vespa velutina), is a species of hornet indigenous to Southeast Asia. They are slightly smaller than the European hornets and are generally much darker brown or black with distinctive yellow legs. (Note: This insect is not to be…

November 16th, 2020 News

USPS now accepting volunteer applications across USAG Bavaria

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The process to apply as a United States Postal Service (USPS) volunteer just got easier. Using a Volunteer Management Information System (VMIS) account, USAG Bavaria community members can now submit their application with a simple click of a button.   As the holiday season approaches amid COVID-19,…

November 16th, 2020 News

Grafenwoehr Elementary takes environmental learning out of the classroom

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – Two classes of fourth grade students met up with representatives from the U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Environmental Division at Wild B.O.A.R. Outdoor Recreation for a day of hands-on learning about the environment of the Grafenwoehr Training Area.   “We went on a nature walk [where] we saw…

November 13th, 2020 Environmental, News, School News

Exchange Veteran’s Day Limited-Edition Challenge Coin

AAFES News Release GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – In honor of Veteran’s Day, the Army and Air Force Exchange wants to salute the selfless service of all who have worn our Nation’s uniform with a limited-edition challenge coin. Coins will be given out on Nov. 11 at the following Exchange locations: Tower…

November 10th, 2020 News

Eco-friendly ways to deal with winter weather

By Megan McKnight with USAG Bavaria Environmental Division   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Ice and snow produce special sets of environmental challenges. How you decide to deal with these winter inconveniences impacts the ecosystem.   Salt, debris, dirt and other pollutants accumulate in snow and ice. As the accumulation melts, the…

November 9th, 2020 Environmental, News

Preventing drunk and drugged driving

By Carly-Jayne Waters with USAG Bavaria’s Army Substance Abuse Program   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany ­— The holiday season can be a wonderful time of year. As COVID-19 safety regulations permit, community members gather to enjoy the change in scenery, cold weather, hot chocolate and warm fires. Under normal circumstances, the season is…

November 6th, 2020 Health & Lifestyle, News