Category Archives: 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

HTA erosion control structures prevent local community from flooding

By Nanette Schneider, USAG Bavaria Hohenfels Environmental Division   HOHENFELS, Germany — Heavy rainfall hit the northwestern part of the Hohenfels Training Area in June 2021, creating extreme conditions. Within a few hours, monitoring stations recorded a downpour of over 100 liters of rain per square meter. At the Weihermühlbach…

June 23rd, 2021 Environmental, News, Safety & Security Bytes

Tips for preventing foodborne illnesses

By Laura Garcia, program specialist with Army Substance Abuse Program (ASAP)   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Summertime is the perfect opportunity to enjoy a meal outdoors. While enjoying picnics, barbecues and potlucks outside, follow these Summer Sense Campaign tips to help prevent cases of foodborne illness.  Keep your hands clean by…

June 17th, 2021 News, Safety & Security Bytes
Assorted Alcoholic Beverage Drinks On White Background, red wine, white wine, champagne, whiskey, beer, cider

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