Category Archives: Safety & Security Bytes

Bavaria SHARP hosts Denim Day 2022

By USAG Bavaria Sexual Harassment Assault Response Prevention (SHARP)   April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, and as part of this month of awareness April 27, 2022, is Denim Day. This year marks the 23rd year of Denim Day, internationally.   A day for denim? You might be wondering…

April 13th, 2022 News, Safety & Security Bytes

Motorcycle licensing at USAG Bavaria

By USAG Bavaria Safety Office   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Motorcycle season is here, and U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria’s Safety Office wants you to be prepared for this year’s riding season.   “USAG Bavaria provides two motorcycle training options. These are mandatory for active-duty in order to operate a motorcycle in…

March 11th, 2022 News, Safety & Security Bytes

USAG Bavaria firefighters rescue German family

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria firefighters rescued three local Germans from an off-post family house fire on Thursday, Jan. 20, along Alte Amberger Strasse in Grafenwoehr.  It was a shocking surprise for the residents of a multi-story house in Grafenwoehr, when massive amounts of smoke flooded the…

January 24th, 2022 News, Safety & Security Bytes

USAG Bavaria Fire Department receives IMCOM-Europe awards

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – Installation Management Command-Europe awarded the U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Fire Department with two awards for FY 2021. For the seventh consecutive year, the department as a whole was recognized as the best medium size fire department across the IMCOM-Europe Region. On an individual level, a lifetime achievement…

December 23rd, 2021 News, Safety & Security Bytes

Translation: New ordinance on infection protection measures from Nov. 6, 2021

Editor’s Note: Currently, the official translation is being worked by the Bavaria Legal Office. Once it is available, it will be posted to the 7th Army Training Command COVID-19 Portal: https://www.7atc.army.mil/COVID-19/ Bavarian State Chancellery Press Release   MUNICH — On Nov. 3, the Bavarian State Government passed several changes to the current…

November 3rd, 2021 Health & Lifestyle, News, Safety & Security Bytes

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

Translation: COVID-19 report from the cabinet meeting on Sept. 30, 2021

Editor’s Note: Currently, the official translation is being worked by the Bavaria Legal Office. Once it is available, it will be posted to the 7th Army Training Command COVID-19 Portal: https://www.7atc.army.mil/COVID-19/ Bavarian State Chancellery Press Release   MUNICH — The Bavarian Cabinet decided in a circulation procedure on Sept. 30,…

September 30th, 2021 Health & Lifestyle, News, Safety & Security Bytes

7 USAG Bavaria fire fighters assist German flooding recovery mission

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Seven fire fighters employed with U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria provided volunteer support and humanitarian aid to the city of Altenahr, from July 24 to 28. The Rheinland-Pfalz area experienced catastrophic flooding in July, which resulted in village-wide property damages and citizen death.   When Rheinland-Pfalz leadership reached…

August 19th, 2021 News, Safety & Security Bytes

Open Letter: Working to improve Vehicle Registration Services

An open letter from USAG Bavaria Garrison Commander Col. Christopher Danbeck addressed to the community:   We are having some challenges with our Vehicle Registration in and out-processing procedures that we would like to share with you. We also need your assistance to help us through the Summer PCS surge,…

July 14th, 2021 News, Safety & Security Bytes

What you need to know about fireworks at USAG Bavaria

  Fireworks on Army Installations:   AE Reg 600-1, Regulated Activities in Europe, 20 May 09, Par. 26 d states that “Personnel will not use or ignite fireworks or flares on places under the control of the U.S. Army.”   Fireworks Off-post:   Fireworks in Germany are only sold between…

July 1st, 2021 Health & Lifestyle, News, Safety & Security Bytes