Category Archives: Safety & Security Bytes


Red Cross issues heat safety tips as temperatures climb

  American Red Cross News Release   VILSECK, Germany — It’s hot out there and the soaring temperatures can be dangerous. The American Red Cross has steps people can follow to help stay safe when it’s hot outside.   NEVER LEAVE CHILDREN OR PETS IN YOUR VEHICLE. The inside temperature…

June 21st, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News, Safety & Security Bytes

Return ammunition on ‘No Questions Asked’ policy

  VILSECK, Germany — U. S. Army Garrison Bavaria holds its quarterly Amnesty Day event July 9, 2019, to afford the USAG Bavaria community the opportunity to turn in ammunition on a no-questions-asked basis.   The next Community Amnesty Day for ammunition and explosives (A & E) will run from…

May 30th, 2019 News, Safety & Security Bytes

CID warns Army community about social media impersonation of Soldier accounts

  U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command news release   QUANTICO, Virginia — U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command’s (CID) Computer Crime Investigative Unit (CCIU) is once again warning Soldiers and the Army community to be on the lookout for “social media scams” where cybercriminals impersonate service members by using actual and…

May 29th, 2019 News, Safety & Security Bytes

Annual force protection exercise may affect you (especially in Garmisch)

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria and host nation partners participate in an installation protection exercise June 4-7, 2019.   During that time, the exercise could result in increased force protection and security measures at USAG Bavaria installations at Grafenwoehr, Vilseck and Garmisch.   The exercise will have minimal…

May 23rd, 2019 News, Safety & Security Bytes

“Howling Wolf” Exercise conducted with host nation emergency responders at JMRC

  HOHENFELS, Germany — U.S.Army Garrison Bavaria – Hohenfels Community conducted a mass casualty exercise, “Howling Wolf,” here, May 18 to test the staff’s ability to handle and train side-by-side with Host Nation emergency responders.   This exercise, which included 450 host nation emergency responders and U.S. Army planners, focused…

May 22nd, 2019 News, Safety & Security Bytes

Get to know Germany’s bicycle rules of the road

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Whether you are taking a fun bike ride with the family, using a bicycle to get to work or as part of your fitness routine, make sure that safety is your primary concern.   This guide tells you what you need to pay attention to in order…

May 1st, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News, Safety & Security Bytes

Grafenwoehr Elementary School PTA awarded Google and National PTA grant to address digital safety

  GRAFENWOEHR ELEMENTARY PTA NEWS RELEASE   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Grafenwoehr Elementary School Parent-Teacher Association has been awarded a $1,000 grant from National PTA® and Google to provide parents with the resources they need to answer practical questions about digital safety and citizenship. The grant will be used to host…

April 29th, 2019 News, Safety & Security Bytes, School News

Nine ways to protect yourself on Facebook

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — When using Facebook and other forms of social media, threats are just one click away, but Facebook has steps to assist with online protection.    The use of social media may seem harmless, but as a member of a military community you and your loved…

April 23rd, 2019 Safety & Security Bytes

Gear up for summer riding at USAG Bavaria motorcycle safety day

  By Debby Gonzales, USAG Bavaria Director of Safety   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria kicks off this year’s motorcycle season with motorcycle safety day at Grafenwoehr on May 3 and in Hohenfels on April 25.   “We want to help foster the Army’s Motorcycle Mentorship Program. This…

April 16th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News, Safety & Security Bytes

Motorcycle licensing at USAG Bavaria

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Motorcycle season is right around the corner and U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria’s Safety Office wants you to be prepared to hit the asphalt.    “USAG Bavaria provides several motorcycle training options. These are mandatory for active duty in order to operate a motorcycle in Europe,” said…

March 20th, 2019 News, Safety & Security Bytes