Category Archives: News


As COVID-19 restrictions begin to relax, beer gardens reopen with new rules

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — As COVID-19 restrictions begin to relax and spring brings better weather in Bavaria, beer gardens reopened across Germany.   A beer garden (taken from the German word, “Biergarten”) is an open-air space, where beer and food are served — typically at a communal table.    The idea…

May 22nd, 2020 News

USAG Bavaria MWR serves up socially distanced fun at the drive-in

By Susan Melnyk, Visual Information Specialist of USAG Bavaria MWR Photo Courtesy of Janeth Escajeda, Graphic Arts Designer of USAG Bavaria MWR, and Sgt. Grant Healy   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — USAG Bavaria MWR offered their first drive-in movie experience on May 15 and 16, to an overwhelming community response.  …

May 18th, 2020 News

Local students discuss their experiences with digital learning during COVID-19

    By Dr. Bill Hunter, Stella Martinelli of Grafenwoehr Elementary School, and Vivian Velez of Vilseck High School   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — When DoDEA Europe closed schools indefinitely due to COVID-19, many teachers, parents and students did not know what to expect. “It was like that one dream that…

May 15th, 2020 News, School News

Denim Day in Bavaria

by Kelly Thornborrow, USAG Bavaria SHARP Victim Advocate   April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month and as part of this month of awareness, April 29 is Denim Day. 2020 marks the 21st year of Denim Day internationally.   A day for denim? You might be wondering why denim…

April 29th, 2020 News

Provost Marshal Minute: Tips for Garmisch

USAG Bavaria Provost Marshal   PCS season is upon us. Registering and shipping your POV can be challenging, especially if you are stationed in Garmisch.    Here are some tips that can help you with the vehicle registration process and decrease wait time in Garmisch:   Be prepared. Check the…

April 15th, 2020 News, Safety & Security Bytes

Provost Marshal Minute: What you need to know about registering your POV

USAG Bavaria Provost Marshal   One of those tasks that we all do not like very much is registering your POV here in Europe.   Here are some tips that can help you with the vehicle registration process in Bavaria:   You can only receive two sets of 30-day temporary…

March 28th, 2020 News, Safety & Security Bytes

Provost Marshal Minute: Warmer weather warnings

USAG Bavaria Provost Marshal   A few quick reminders concerning driving safety, especially as the weather becomes nicer and we continue with training rotations:   As with every rotation, there will be an increased amount of vehicles on the roadways. These additional vehicles will bring more mud and debris to…

March 1st, 2020 News, Safety & Security Bytes

Coronavirus update for Europe

by Regional Health Command Europe   As a result of the current coronavirus outbreak in Northern Italy, U.S. European Command medical professionals are working closely with appropriate authorities to monitor the situation, coordinate the latest guidance from DOD and CDC, and distribute information to DOD personnel throughout the European theater…

February 26th, 2020 Health & Lifestyle, News
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Speed limits reduced during PT hours at Tower and Rose Barracks

By Julian Temblador, USAG Bavaria Public Affairs   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany ­­— Speed limits are being reduced to 20 kph during PT hours, Monday – Friday from 6 – 8 a.m., on the main roads at both Tower and Rose Barracks, effective Feb. 18, 2020.   The Directorate of Emergency Services…

February 13th, 2020 Health & Lifestyle, News, Safety & Security Bytes

COLA to increase or remain same for service members in Germany

  The allowance designed to offset overseas prices will increase or remain steady for service members stationed in Germany beginning March 1.   The overseas Cost of Living Allowance, or COLA, is the non-taxable supplemental pay allowance designed to offset overseas prices of non-housing goods and services.   The new…

February 6th, 2020 Housing, News