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Prepare for a safe summer by being alcohol aware

By Laura Garcia, program specialist with Army Substance Abuse Program (ASAP)   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Army Substance Abuse Program provides resources to community members so everyone can make smart decisions regarding alcohol consumption. Check out tips the program has for responsibly consuming, and avoiding, alcoholic beverages this summer.  …

June 11th, 2021 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 29, 2021, 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 8:30…

June 9th, 2021 News, Safety & Security Bytes

Local police address speeding concerns

Reminder: If community members are involved in a traffic collision off-post, they are required to call German Polizei immediately (CIV 110) and notify MPs within 72 hours. If the collision happens on-post, call the MPs immediately (CIV 09662-83-3398). Additionally, if a driver strikes a deer, boar or another animal, the…

June 8th, 2021 News, Safety & Security Bytes

Tips for safely exploring Germany’s great outdoors

By Laura Garcia, program specialist with Army Substance Abuse Program (ASAP)   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — It is finally starting to warm up in Germany, and the time has come to get outside and enjoy this lush, green scenery. Riding bicycles, hiking, walking or running — all of these physical activities…

May 26th, 2021 Health & Lifestyle, Safety & Security Bytes

Summer Sense Campaign begins virtually at USAG Bavaria

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — For the second year in a row, the Army Substance Abuse Program is hosting its Summer Sense Campaign virtually across U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria. This year, the team wants community members to be on the lookout for fresh content and updated safety information.   “Last year, COVID-19…

May 26th, 2021 Health & Lifestyle, News, Safety & Security Bytes

DES and local Polizei strengthen relationships over weapons training

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Upper Palatinate Polizei and U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria’s Department of Emergency Services held a joint Law Enforcement Weapons Training and Qualification exercise in the Grafenwoehr Training Area on May 18, 2021. Soldiers from DES and local Polizei went through the American LEWTAQ to strengthen bonds and…

May 19th, 2021 News, Safety & Security Bytes

Kick off the riding season with Motorcycle Mentorship Safety Day

  VILSECK, Germany – Motorcycle Mentorship Safety Day was hosted by the U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Safety Office on Friday, May 14. This event consisted of morning riding drills at the Vilseck Airfield and an afternoon group mentorship ride off-post.   “We are really happy that we can hold the…

May 17th, 2021 News, Safety & Security Bytes

Hohenburg security fence works to catch large falling boulders

By Nanette Schneider, USAG Bavaria Hohenfels Environmental Division   HOHENBURG, Germany — An extremely heavy rock fragment, weighing about one ton, came loose and fell off the cliff right above the town of Hohenburg. It was caught by a safety net, preventing serious damage to the well-known Hammermühle. Looking at…

May 7th, 2021 Environmental, 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 is…

May 3rd, 2021 Environmental, Health & Lifestyle, News, Safety & Security Bytes

USAG Bavaria Fire Department strengthens ties with German counterparts

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Fire Department hosted a special signing ceremony to renew community partnership with the Grafenwoehr Fire Department on Tuesday, April 27. At the Tower Barracks fire station, an official agreement of understanding was signed by USAG Bavaria Commander Col. Christopher Danbeck and…

April 28th, 2021 News, Safety & Security Bytes