Category Archives: News

Recipients of the Length of Service Award stand with USAG Bavaria Garrison Commander Col. Danbeck,

Over 3,000 years of combined civilian service recognized at USAG Bavaria Hohenfels

  HOHENFELS, Germany — At a Length of Service award ceremony on Oct. 21, U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria leadership recognized 112 civilians employed by the Hohenfels installation. Together, they logged a total of 3,040 years of outstanding service with the U.S. Army.   German and American civilian awardees gathered with…

November 3rd, 2021 News

Garmisch: A skiers’ paradise in the Bavarian Alps

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany — As the site of the 1936 Winter Olympics, Garmisch-Partenkirchen has over 60 kilometers of ski slopes with varying levels of difficulty. Community members can find family-friendly slopes in the Garmisch Classic Area as well as World Cup racing conditions on the famous Kandahar slope on the Osterfelder…

November 2nd, 2021 News, Travel

USO Halloween Spooktacular brings spirit to USAG Bavaria

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria community members got into the holiday spirit at the USO Grafenwoehr Halloween Spooktacular program, hosted on Oct. 30 at the Tower Barracks Exchange Complex.   Participants enjoyed truck-or-treating, face painting, dancing, a photo booth, Halloween themed coloring, prizes, a costume parade and community…

October 30th, 2021 Holiday, News

Clear bulk trash, other waste during 2021 Fall Cleanup

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Every year, as the trees become bare and leaves pile up along sidewalks and lawns, U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria leads a concerted effort to beautify the installation before the season gives way to the cold, snowy months of winter. Service members, civilians and their families living on-post at…

October 29th, 2021 Environmental, Health & Lifestyle, Housing, News

Operation Helping Hand: A way USAG Bavaria gives back

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Many Soldiers stationed in the U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria footprint are thousands of miles from loved ones this holiday season, often for the first time. Some also deal with limited financial means in the last few months of the year. USAG Bavaria and the Religious Support…

October 29th, 2021 News

High costs should stimulate USAG Bavaria energy consumers to action

By Paul Hlawatsch, USAG Bavaria Energy Manager   HOHENFELS, Germany — October is Energy Action Month, and if you need any motivation to take action, look at the high cost of energy consumption.   This October has seen higher than normal energy prices, which has an impact on the U.S. Army…

October 28th, 2021 News

Everything you need to know about winter tires in Germany

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Warm weather is giving way to cold, which means you should prepare your vehicle now for winter. One important thing to know before you hit the road in winter is that Germany has different tire requirements than the United States.   European winter tires have…

October 25th, 2021 Environmental, News, Safety & Security Bytes, Travel

GES kindergarteners trick-or-treat Grafenwoehr Mayor

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — In the spirit of Halloween, Grafenwoehr Elementary School kindergarteners donned costumes and visited the Grafenwoehr Rathaus and Mayor Edgar Knobloch on Thursday, Oct. 21. Per American tradition, the host nation mayor distributed trick-or-treat candy to the children, and in return, the children surprised him with sweets of…

October 21st, 2021 Holiday, News, School News

USAG Bavaria recognizes over 1,100 years of combined civilian service

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Thirty-four German and American civilian employees were recognized by Col. Christopher Danbeck, commander of U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria, at a Length of Service ceremony on Oct. 15, 2021, at the USAG Bavaria Tower View Conference Center in Tower Barracks.    During the ceremony, Col. Danbeck, USAG…

October 15th, 2021 News

USAG Bavaria unveils 15 new homes

VILSECK, Germany — On Wednesday, Oct. 6, a ribbon-cutting ceremony marked the completion of 15 new family homes in the Kittenberg Housing Area of Rose Barracks. This achievement successfully concludes phase two of U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria’s ongoing project to provide new homes to service members in Vilseck.   USAG…

October 7th, 2021 Housing, News