Category Archives: Safety & Security Bytes


Town halls, home visits to address housing concerns

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — In light of recent reports highlighting deficient living conditions in some privatized military housing in the U.S., leadership with 7th Army Training Command and U.S. Army Garrisons at Ansbach and Bavaria host town halls to address community concerns at Army housing.   The town halls — which…

February 21st, 2019 Environmental, Health & Lifestyle, News, Safety & Security Bytes

Tips for parents: Talk to your child about social media

StopBullying.gov news release   Parents create trust with children by initiating open, honest discussions. These dialogues are an opportunity to communicate values and expectations about your family’s appropriate digital behavior, including viewing or sharing content, and apps they can and cannot use.   Check in frequently with your children about their…

January 30th, 2019 Legal Issues, News, Safety & Security Bytes

Activate authentication on Common Access Card by March 31

    Video by Katryn McCalment, Headquarters, Department of the Army, Chief Information Officer/G-6   Army Common Access Card (CAC) holders have until March 31, 2019, to activate their Personal Identity Verification (PIV) Authentication certificate to ensure uninterrupted access to military networks and data.   Mandated by the DoD, the…

January 24th, 2019 News, Safety & Security Bytes

Tech Expo returns to USAG Bavaria Feb. 11

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The semi-annual U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Tech Expo, hosted by the Network Enterprise Center will be held Monday, Feb. 11 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Tower View Conference Center, Bldg 209, in Grafenwoehr.   All military, civilian and contractor personnel are invited to attend for free.…

January 15th, 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 Jan. 8, 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…

January 2nd, 2019 News, Safety & Security Bytes

Flying a recreational drone in Germany

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — There are several laws and regulations you need to follow if you want to fly your own drone in Germany.   The German drone rules are regulated by the “Bundesministerium fuer Verkehr und digitale Infrastruktur” and by the “Deutsche Flugsicherung,” the German version of the Federal…

December 20th, 2018 Legal Issues, News, Safety & Security Bytes, Things You Didn't Know

Stay safe during holidays

  A message from the USAG Bavaria Antiterrorism Office   The next few weeks include a number of holiday celebrations and events that could be potential targets for terrorism.   In addition to holiday fests and markets, other locations such as sporting events, tourist sites, restaurants, commercial centers, places of…

December 9th, 2018 News, Safety & Security Bytes

What you need to know when traveling in Europe

  A message from the Directorate of Emergency Services, USAG Bavaria   Here are a few reminders from the U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Directorate of Emergency Services regarding what you need to know and carry with you when you travel around Europe.   Military members and their families here in…

November 26th, 2018 Health & Lifestyle, Legal Issues, News, Safety & Security Bytes

What to do when bad weather hits Bavaria

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Inclement weather brought on by the autumn and winter months can deliver a blow to Bavaria and the surrounding area, affecting your decision to travel.   Garrison officials and street cleaning crews at U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria installations at Garmisch, Grafenwoehr, Hohenfels and Vilseck will do everything…

October 24th, 2018 Environmental, Health & Lifestyle, News, Safety & Security Bytes, School News, Travel

Wildlife traffic accident: What to do

  HOHENFELS, Germany — Germany is a country that puts great importance to the protection of the environment.   Numerous highways and motorways pass through vast and picturesque forest areas and extensive fields where flora and fauna are under special protection and numerous species of animals have their habitat. Often,…

October 23rd, 2018 Environmental, News, Safety & Security Bytes, Travel