Category Archives: Safety & Security Bytes


What is an insider threat and how do I identify one?

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — An insider threat is a malicious threat to an organization that comes from a person or people within the organization.   Insider threats can include employees, former employees, contractors or business associates.   Insider threats typically have inside information concerning the organization’s security practices and data and…

August 20th, 2019 Safety & Security Bytes

AAFES warns of scams targeting its vehicle shoppers

AAFES News Release   DALLAS, Texas — According to a recent Better Business Bureau study, service members are more susceptible to fraud than average consumers. In fact, scammers using the name “Exchange Inc.” have been attempting to fool Soldiers and Airmen into thinking they are working with the Army &…

August 19th, 2019 News, Safety & Security Bytes

Safety, security key to social media use

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — These days we can’t go a moment or move a step without immediate access to some form of social media, but that kind of access can also impact operational security.   If there is a single breach in security, it could cost lives. Practicing poor safety…

August 13th, 2019 News, Safety & Security Bytes

USAG Bavaria to install 50 emergency call boxes to enhance security

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Fifty emergency call boxes will be installed from Netzaberg Hill to Tower Barracks and across the Rose Barracks and Hohenfels communities over the next few months as an additional layer of security for U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria community members.   The call box installation is a…

August 6th, 2019 News, Safety & Security Bytes

Recognizing and reporting suspicious activity at USAG Bavaria

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — One of the most important roles you have as a member of our community is to report suspicious activity or behavior.   The two easiest ways to report suspicious activity or behavior:   Use the Army’s iSalute suspicious activity report. Submit a report online at https://www.inscom.army.mil/isalute.  …

August 6th, 2019 News, Safety & Security Bytes

Antiterrorism: What is it and what are your resources?

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — August is Antiterrorism Awareness Month. And now more than ever your vigilance is required to protect us and our mission.    Terrorism continues to be a growing threat, abroad and at home. The best protection that we have is our monitoring. Pay attention to your surroundings and…

August 1st, 2019 Safety & Security Bytes
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Electric scooters: get to know the new regulations

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Electric scooters are now legal in Germany with several restrictions and regulations.   In most cities in other countries, electric scooters belong to the cityscap, In Germany, it was forbidden to use them on public roads, but the country has recently released its first e-scooter regulation.  …

July 19th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News, Safety & Security Bytes

How to prepare for, respond to severe weather in Germany

  By Kellie Matack, USAG Bavaria Emergency Management   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — In the spring and summer, it is not unusual for Germany to experience an inflow of warm, humid air masses originating from the southwest. When these air masses converge with the colder air from the north, and there…

July 16th, 2019 Environmental, Health & Lifestyle, News, Safety & Security Bytes

Know before you go: 61st German-American Volksfest offers fun, food for community

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria invites the Bavaria military community and all citizens to the 61st German-American Volksfest Aug. 2-4 at the Grafenwoehr Training Area’s Camp Kasserine.   USAG Bavaria has a long and rich history of hosting the German-American Volksfest, which is the largest in Germany. There will be…

July 15th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News, Safety & Security Bytes, Travel

US Embassy Berlin releases security awareness reminder to summer travelers

BERLIN, Germany — Summer is here! Germany is a safe country to travel to or reside in. That said, it is always good to practice some common-sense safety precautions.   Historically, this time of year sees a marked increase in crime on the streets of most cities in Germany and throughout…

July 11th, 2019 News, Safety & Security Bytes, Travel