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Electric scooters: get to know the new regulations

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Electric scooters are now legal in Germany with several restrictions and regulations.   In most cities in other countries, electric scooters belong to the cityscap, In Germany, it was forbidden to use them on public roads, but the country has recently released its first e-scooter regulation.  …

July 19th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News, Safety & Security Bytes

Bavaria Arts & Crafts Center participating in local art exhibition

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Bavaria Arts & Crafts Center and the city of Grafenwoehr started a partnership to bring art lovers together and to show the local population a completely different side of the military.   The first partnership event will be an art exhibition at the Grafenwoehr Annamarkt…

July 18th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News

Army Lodging to adjust rates October 1

  by IMCOM-Europe   SEMBACH, Germany — Starting Oct. 1, the Department of Defense is transitioning all of its lodging operations to non-appropriated funding.   At that point, Army Lodging will adjust room rates at the minimum amount necessary to cover the full cost of operations, such as maintenance, support and…

July 17th, 2019 News, Travel

VA employment course starts in October

  by IMCOM-Europe Public Affairs   SEMBACH, Germany — For military members separating or retiring from overseas, the search for that first job as a civilian can be a challenge.   To assist in Europe, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is offering a career-skills training opportunity to help transitioning…

July 17th, 2019 News

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

Know before you go: 61st German-American Volksfest offers fun, food for community

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria invites the Bavaria military community and all citizens to the 61st German-American Volksfest Aug. 2-4 at the Grafenwoehr Training Area’s Camp Kasserine.   USAG Bavaria has a long and rich history of hosting the German-American Volksfest, which is the largest in Germany. There will be…

July 15th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News, Safety & Security Bytes, Travel

Opinion: Be informed when adding a dog to the family in Germany

  HOHENFELS, Germany — Adding a dog to your family is a big responsibility. My dog, for example, is part of the family and not just a “toy” or convenient. We have to get up in the middle of the night when he has to go outside, feed him twice…

July 12th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News

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
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Dental patients sought for follow up due to incomplete sterilization process

by Gino Mattorano, Regional Health Command Europe   HOHENFELS, Germany — The Hohenfels Dental Clinic recently discovered that the sterilization process for a small number of dental instrument sets may not have been fully completed. These sets were used in the care of patients seen at the dental clinic on…

July 11th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News

US Embassy Berlin releases security awareness reminder to summer travelers

BERLIN, Germany — Summer is here! Germany is a safe country to travel to or reside in. That said, it is always good to practice some common-sense safety precautions.   Historically, this time of year sees a marked increase in crime on the streets of most cities in Germany and throughout…

July 11th, 2019 News, Safety & Security Bytes, Travel