Category Archives: News


USAG Bavaria certifies IMCOM-E senior leaders to administer new Army fitness test

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria hosted the Installation Management Command-Europe Senior Enlisted Seminar on Tower Barracks, March 6-7.   During the seminar, senior leaders within IMCOM-E received level one and level two certification for the new Army Combat Fitness Test.   “The certification training was spearheaded by…

March 7th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News

IMCOM-Europe names its Best Warriors

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Installation Management Command-Europe announced the winners of its 2019 Best Warrior Competition during a ceremony here March 6.   Sgt. Nicholas Potter, U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria, and Spc. Joshua Lantz, USAG Stuttgart, earned Best Warrior Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year honors.   The two, joined…

March 6th, 2019 News

I just got orders to USAG Bavaria and I need a sponsor. Now what?

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Soldiers PCSing to the U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria in Grafenwoehr, Vilseck, Hohenfels or Garmisch will need to use Army Career Tracker’s Total Army Sponsorship Program  to request a sponsor and initiate the DA Form 5434 (Sponsorship Program Counseling and Information Sheet).   Dubbed the Total Army…

March 6th, 2019 News

Housing town halls complete. Now what?

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Leadership with 7th Army Training Command and U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria are taking action after having conducted six town halls Feb. 25 – 28 across Bavaria to address housing problems and questions.   The town halls — which drew in 1,005 community members from Grafenwoehr,…

March 5th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News, Safety & Security Bytes

Read Across America guides children to read in Hohenfels

  HOHENFELS, Germany — Thirty-eight community members from the Joint Multinational Readiness Center took part in the annual celebration known as Read Across America Day by reading one or more of their favorite children’s books to Hohenfels Elementary School students, here, March 1.   This year was different. Author Hunter…

March 5th, 2019 News, School News

Scoop the poop: Removing pet waste enhances human, environmental health

  By Christa Rolls, USAG Bavaria Environmental Division   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Residents of U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria housing areas have recently expressed concerns about pet waste being left in community green spaces.   In one year, a dog can produce nearly 400 pounds of poop, which is equivalent to…

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

USAG Bavaria kicks off annual AER campaign

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Army Community Service will run its annual Army Emergency Relief Campaign March 1 to May 15.   USAG Bavaria community members are encouraged to donate to the campaign. This year’s goal is $60,000 for the garrison’s footprint.   “While it is important…

March 4th, 2019 News

Prepare now for floods in Germany

  By Tom Janis, USAG Bavaria Emergency Manager   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Severe weather in Europe is just around the corner. Its impact will cause extensive damage due to flooding, strong winds with downed trees, roof damage (flying tiles!), hail and lightning.   Once again, it won’t be uncommon for…

March 3rd, 2019 Environmental, Health & Lifestyle, News, Safety & Security Bytes

Overseas Housing Allowance survey for Germany now open

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The annual Overseas Housing Allowance Survey for Germany will be conducted Feb. 25 – March 19 and all service members are highly encouraged to provide input.   The survey data is used to determine utility allowance and move-in housing allowance portions of OHA. Spouses are encouraged…

March 1st, 2019 News

Netzaberg Middle School student wins European spelling bee title

  By European Parent Teacher Association   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The European Parent Teacher Association hosted the 37th annual EPTA Regional Spelling Bee Feb. 23 at Ramstein Elementary School on Ramstein Air Base.   The event featured 25 local spelling bee champions in grades 3-8 from Department of Defense Education…

March 1st, 2019 News, School News