Category Archives: Safety & Security Bytes

Firework facts to keep safe this summer

By Laura Garcia, program specialist with Army Substance Abuse Program (ASAP)   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The 4th of July is just around the corner, so let’s talk firework safety.    If you are interested in watching fireworks, the best viewing experience is a public show put on by experts. This year…

June 25th, 2020 Health & Lifestyle, News, Safety & Security Bytes

Return ammunition on ‘No Questions Asked’ policy

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria holds its quarterly Amnesty Day event July 14, 2020, 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 9…

June 17th, 2020 News, Safety & Security Bytes

Provost Marshal Minute: Tips for Garmisch

USAG Bavaria Provost Marshal   PCS season is upon us. Registering and shipping your POV can be challenging, especially if you are stationed in Garmisch.    Here are some tips that can help you with the vehicle registration process and decrease wait time in Garmisch:   Be prepared. Check the…

April 15th, 2020 News, Safety & Security Bytes

Provost Marshal Minute: What you need to know about registering your POV

USAG Bavaria Provost Marshal   One of those tasks that we all do not like very much is registering your POV here in Europe.   Here are some tips that can help you with the vehicle registration process in Bavaria:   You can only receive two sets of 30-day temporary…

March 28th, 2020 News, Safety & Security Bytes

Provost Marshal Minute: Warmer weather warnings

USAG Bavaria Provost Marshal   A few quick reminders concerning driving safety, especially as the weather becomes nicer and we continue with training rotations:   As with every rotation, there will be an increased amount of vehicles on the roadways. These additional vehicles will bring more mud and debris to…

March 1st, 2020 News, Safety & Security Bytes
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Speed limits reduced during PT hours at Tower and Rose Barracks

By Julian Temblador, USAG Bavaria Public Affairs   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany ­­— Speed limits are being reduced to 20 kph during PT hours, Monday – Friday from 6 – 8 a.m., on the main roads at both Tower and Rose Barracks, effective Feb. 18, 2020.   The Directorate of Emergency Services…

February 13th, 2020 Health & Lifestyle, News, Safety & Security Bytes

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

  By Kelly Thornborrow, Family Advocacy Program Educator   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month with the goal of bringing increased awareness to what teen dating violence is and how to prevent it.   Teen Dating Violence occurs when physical violence (ex. hitting, biting), psychological aggression…

February 4th, 2020 Health & Lifestyle, News, Safety & Security Bytes

Understanding fog lights in Germany

  USAG Bavaria Safety Office   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Thick patches of fog often roll through Bavaria, particularly around Grafenwoehr, Vilseck and Hohenfels.   According to Army in Europe Regulation 190-1 — the regulation on driver and vehicle requirements in Germany — foglights are not required. But if foglights are…

January 28th, 2020 Environmental, News, Safety & Security Bytes, Travel

A community member’s guide to understanding FPCON

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Army in Europe relies on five Force Protection Condition (FPCON) levels — Normal, A, B, C and D — or as the Army says, Normal, Alpha, Bravo, Charlie and Delta. The levels increase from lowest condition at Normal to the highest and most protective at…

January 7th, 2020 News, Safety & Security Bytes

Provost Marshal Minute: Consequences of driving under the influence

USAG Bavaria Provost Marshal   You have heard it before but it’s worth saying again…Do not drink and drive.    If you do decide to go out with friends and have a drink, make sure that you have a plan to be safe beforehand. Have a designated driver.   Here…

December 15th, 2019 Legal Issues, News, Safety & Security Bytes