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USCIS hosts first virtual naturalization ceremony at USAG Bavaria

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services conducted its first virtual naturalization ceremony at U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria, on both Wednesday and Thursday. This two-day ceremony was part of a special program to naturalize active-duty military members and their families. In total, 50 candidates from 25 countries were administered…

July 1st, 2021 News

What you need to know about fireworks at USAG Bavaria

  Fireworks on Army Installations:   AE Reg 600-1, Regulated Activities in Europe, 20 May 09, Par. 26 d states that “Personnel will not use or ignite fireworks or flares on places under the control of the U.S. Army.”   Fireworks Off-post:   Fireworks in Germany are only sold between…

July 1st, 2021 Health & Lifestyle, News, Safety & Security Bytes

Tips for preventing summer sport injuries

By Laura Garcia, program specialist with Army Substance Abuse Program (ASAP)   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Summer sports can be lots of fun! But high impact workouts, such as running, soccer, basketball and gymnastics, can place great demand on the joints. And after being inside for a long winter, bodies may not…

June 29th, 2021 Health & Lifestyle, News

VA Foreign Medical Program offers reimbursements for COVID-19 Vaccine

VA OCONUS Connection Bulletin (June 2021) To view the original bulletin, please visit: https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USVAVBA/bulletins/2da2d54    COVID-19 Vaccine Veterans currently living or traveling outside the United States, who are eligible for the VA Foreign Medical Program, can receive reimbursement from VA for a COVID-19 vaccine. We can pay for a COVID-19 vaccine…

June 28th, 2021 Health & Lifestyle, News

Tips for preventing summer medical emergencies

By Laura Garcia, program specialist with Army Substance Abuse Program (ASAP)   GRAFENWOEHR – Summer can bring so many good times and memories.  Getting together with friends to relax and enjoy the summer weather after being in the cold months can provide some much needed happiness.  However, there summer can…

June 28th, 2021 Health & Lifestyle, News

AAFES Reel Time Theaters reopening across USAG Bavaria

AAFES Press Release   GRAFENWOEHR, GERMANY — As local COVID-19 restrictions continue to ease, Army & Air Force Exchange Service is reopening its Real Time Theaters across U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria starting Friday, June 25. At Grafenwoehr, Vilseck and Hohenfels, the Reel Time Theaters will schedule movie showings every Friday,…

June 24th, 2021 News

HTA erosion control structures prevent local community from flooding

By Nanette Schneider, USAG Bavaria Hohenfels Environmental Division   HOHENFELS, Germany — Heavy rainfall hit the northwestern part of the Hohenfels Training Area in June 2021, creating extreme conditions. Within a few hours, monitoring stations recorded a downpour of over 100 liters of rain per square meter. At the Weihermühlbach…

June 23rd, 2021 Environmental, News, Safety & Security Bytes

AAFES shoppers generate $1.72 million for USAG Bavaria community in 2020

AAFES Press Release   GRAFENWOEHR, GERMANY — It matters where Soldiers and their families shop, and authorized Army & Air Force Exchange Service shoppers are doing their part to strengthen the U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria community. In 2020, Exchange shoppers generated $1.72 million for critical quality-of-life programs.   The dividend…

June 22nd, 2021 News

Optional: How to get the EU COVID VAX Digital Certificate in Germany

Editor’s Note: It is not required that USAG Bavaria community members obtain an EU COVID VAX Digital Certificate. Choosing to obtain a digital passport is completely voluntary for U.S. personnel. GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – When U.S. personnel are vaccinated against COVID-19 on the installation, military health clinics issue patients an official…

June 22nd, 2021 Health & Lifestyle, News, Travel

Tips for preventing foodborne illnesses

By Laura Garcia, program specialist with Army Substance Abuse Program (ASAP)   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Summertime is the perfect opportunity to enjoy a meal outdoors. While enjoying picnics, barbecues and potlucks outside, follow these Summer Sense Campaign tips to help prevent cases of foodborne illness.  Keep your hands clean by…

June 17th, 2021 News, Safety & Security Bytes