Category Archives: News

Test your drinking IQ with this Summer Sense Campaign quiz

By Laura Garcia, program specialist with Army Substance Abuse Program (ASAP)   Having more hours of sunshine is a wonderful thing, but all that extra time can lead to a lot more drinking. Let’s take a moment to focus on the effects of drinking alcohol. Are you aware of your…

June 9th, 2020 Health & Lifestyle, News

Vilseck High graduates amidst coronavirus pandemic

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Students from Vilseck High School graduated on June 6, 2020, with hopes for their future amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.    “I want to commend us for how optimistic, resilient and unwavering we all have been throughout this process,” said Vilseck High School Class President Hassanatou Balde.   Vilseck…

June 9th, 2020 News, School News

Second week of the Summer Sense Campaign shares recipes for the family

By Laura Garcia, program specialist with Army Substance Abuse Program (ASAP)   Looking for ways to have fun with the family? Try an old fashioned barbecue, as it can be done without a great deal of travel. You can also involve the kids in creating non-open flame dishes for the…

June 2nd, 2020 Health & Lifestyle, News

Summer Sense Campaign starts with COVID-19 precautions in mind

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Army Substance Abuse Program (ASAP) hosts its annual Summer Sense Campaign at USAG Bavaria; however, this time with a virtual nod to the COVID-19 restrictions.    The 2020 Summer Sense Campaign aims to further help reduce alcohol related incidents throughout the community. It does this by bringing…

May 27th, 2020 Health & Lifestyle, News
COVID City Advisory Sign

New COVID-19 roadside advisories help assess risk when traveling off-post

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — USAG Bavaria installed multiple new coronavirus-related signs at all installation entrances and exits, over the Memorial Day weekend.   These advisories are intended to help inform USAG Bavaria community members of continued COVID-19 precautions and reported levels of exposure to the virus, in the surrounding area.   INBOUND…

May 27th, 2020 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