Category Archives: 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

Emergency Manager: How we keep USAG Bavaria informed of closures, delays and early releases

  By Tom Janis, USAG Bavaria Emergency Manager   Dear USAG Bavaria Community,   The winter months are upon us and that can often bring challenging weather conditions. We want to remind community members that USAG Bavaria monitors weather conditions daily in case school must be cancelled, delayed, or closed…

December 10th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, Housing, News, Safety & Security Bytes

What you need to know about fireworks at USAG Bavaria

  A message from the USAG Bavaria Safety Office   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…

December 9th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News, Safety & Security Bytes

Provost Marshal Minute: See something, say something

USAG Bavaria Provost Marshal   Security and law enforcement personnel cannot be everywhere at all times. We rely on you to report suspicious behavior by calling your local MPs or submitting an iWatch report.    There are many indicators of suspicious behavior. Studies have shown that prior to an attack,…

November 30th, 2019 News, Safety & Security Bytes

Provost Marshal Minute: Stolen merchandise and military equipment

USAG Bavaria Provost Marshal   Chances are you own a number of items that you would consider extremely valuable. It would be a shame not to ensure that you secure these items on a daily basis.    If by chance, someone steals your valuables and a police investigation reveals that…

November 14th, 2019 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 22nd, 2019 Environmental, Health & Lifestyle, News, Safety & Security Bytes, School News, Travel