Category Archives: News


Build healthy parent-child relationships with these Family Advocacy Program tips

  By Brenda Mercado, USAG Bavaria Family Advocacy Specialist    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Building healthy and positive interactions with your child can seem nearly impossible during moments of fits and tantrums. However, engaging your child and creating a positive parent-child relationship is essential.   According to the CDC, developing a…

April 15th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News

MEDDAC Bavaria civilian selected as SARC of the Year

By Alain M. Polynice, U.S. Army Medical Department Activity Bavaria Public Affairs Office   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Margie Mercado, a Sexual Assault Response Coordinator at U.S. Army Medical Department Activity Bavaria, was recently named as the United States Army Europe 2019 Exceptional Sexual Assault Response Coordinator of the Year.  …

April 15th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News

Kinder surprise eggs still banned in U.S.

USEUCOM Customs Executive Agency News Release   WIESBADEN, Germany — People who are thinking of sending chocolate eggs stateside this Easter should be aware of the U.S. Customs regulation banning Kinder Surprise eggs from import to the U.S.   “U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents will remove Kinder Surprise chocolate…

April 13th, 2019 Legal Issues, News, Things You Didn't Know

Phase 1 of 2 of Gate 6 traffic circle construction set to begin

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Construction is set to begin on a traffic circle outside Tower Barracks’ 24/7 gate resulting in detours and modified gate hours.   In mid-November 2018 garrison officials here and members of the German building authority announced plans to co-fund a project to build a traffic circle…

April 12th, 2019 News, School News, Travel

Festival remembers sacrifices of American Soldiers decades later

  By George Patton Waters, grandson to Gen. George S. Patton   Have you ever wondered if the American soldier will be remembered for their sacrifices decades from now? I believe we’ve found the answer in a small town in the Czech Republic.   For almost 30 years, the city…

April 12th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News, Things You Didn't Know, Travel

Spring cleanup April 22-26 to beautify our communities

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Tower Barracks, Rose Barracks, and Hohenfels communities will join forces to make U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria look neat and clean during the annual spring cleanup event April 22 to 26.   Soldiers, family members and civilians can help improve the appearance of USAG Bavaria by collecting…

April 11th, 2019 Environmental, News
All five Army health clinics of the U.S. Army Medical Department Activity Bavaria were recognized and formally honored for their recertification as an Army Safety and Occupational Health (SOH) Star Site in a ceremony held at MEDDAC Bavaria headquarters at Rose Barracks, April 2. (Courtesy Photo)

MEDDAC Bavaria clinics recognized for its “Star” status

By Alain M. Polynice, U.S. Army Medical Department Activity Bavaria Public Affairs Office   VILSECK, Germany — All five Army health clinics of the U.S. Army Medical Department Activity Bavaria were recognized and formally honored for their recertification as an Army Safety and Occupational Health Star Site in a ceremony…

April 10th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News

Schedule POV inspection appointments online

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — All CAC holders can sign up for a Privately Owned Vehicle inspection appointments at the U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria transportation page at https://home.army.mil/bavaria/index.php/vehicleregistration.    Vehicle Inspection Online Appointment   Customers should arrive at least 10 minutes prior to their appointment time and bring a copy…

April 10th, 2019 Legal Issues, News
Joey Scaletta, a nurse consultant for infection prevention and control for U.S. Army Medical Department Activity Bavaria, explains the importance of safety and being careful when handling sharps, medical devices like needles, scalpels, and other tools that cut or go into the skin. (Photo by Alain M. Polynice, MEDDAC-B Public Affairs)

Nurse consultant works to keep MEDDAC Bavaria infection free

  By Alain M. Polynice, U.S. Army Medical Department Activity Bavaria Public Affairs Office   VILSECK, Germany — When it comes to infection prevention, Joey Scaletta, a nurse consultant for infection prevention and control for U.S. Army Medical Department Activity Bavaria, is passionate about his job and how he is…

April 10th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News

Celebrating volunteers: The backbone of our community

  GARMISCH, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria – Garmisch community volunteers were recognized for their commitment and support during the annual Volunteer Recognition Ceremony held April 4 on Artillery Kaserne.   From March 2018 to March 2019, volunteers in the Garmisch community donated more than 6,500 hours of their…

April 9th, 2019 News