Category Archives: Safety & Security Bytes


Soldiers, families prone to social media threats and how you can reduce risk

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Service members and their families need to play a more strategic role online in the wake of a series of threatening social media messages aimed at Soldiers here, according to intelligence officials.   A Soldier within the U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria footprint recently received messages on…

July 15th, 2017 Safety & Security Bytes

Gear up for summer riding at USAG Bavaria motorcycle safety day

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Army garrison here kicks off this year’s motorcycle season with motorcycle safety days at Grafenwoehr and Garmisch May 5.   “Featuring motorcycle and apparel checks, riding drills and a joy ride, the motorcycle safety day is conducted to heighten the awareness of motorcycle safety from…

April 30th, 2017 News, Safety & Security Bytes

America’s PrepareAthon: Your how-to guide at USAG Bavaria

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — America’s PrepareAthon! Campaign is a national campaign of action to increase preparedness and resilience through awareness of hazards that threaten our communities and installations.   It is an opportunity to ensure that our service members, civilians and installations take action to prepare and plan ahead of…

March 28th, 2017 News, Safety & Security Bytes
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Possible wolf may roam Hohenfels Training Area

HOHENFELS, Germany — An adult female red deer was found dead inside the Hohenfels Training Area in early January. The Bavarian Ministry for Environment (LfU) took DNA samples of the deer and determined that it was killed by a wolf of the central European population.   There is a possibility…

February 16th, 2017 Environmental, News, Safety & Security Bytes

Beware of Army Emergency Relief scam

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — A new scam involving the use of fraudulent checks and mobile deposit apps to gain access to service members’ and their families’ bank accounts has surfaced,  according to a memo just released by Army Emergency Relief.   The Army Emergency Relief headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, recently reported…

January 31st, 2017 News, Safety & Security Bytes

What you need to know about Avian Influenza in Europe

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — There has been an increase in Avian Influenza across Europe and Germany with wild and domestic birds contracting the disease.   Avian Influenza is the bird flu, and the strain H5N8 has become prevalent according to news sources. Currently, humans are unaffected, and in an effort to…

January 30th, 2017 Health & Lifestyle, News, Safety & Security Bytes

CID: Avoid Amazon.com phishing scam

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — A new phishing scam threatens Amazon.com shoppers in an attempt to steal credit card information, according to criminal investigators here.   The Criminal Investigation Command at U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria in Grafenwoehr report of a phishing scam disguised as an email sent to Amazon customers with the…

January 18th, 2017 News, Safety & Security Bytes

‘Tis the season for holiday scams: How to protect yourself

Federal Bureau of Investigation press release   With the holidays ramping up and seasonal shopping in full swing, criminals are also gearing up for a busy season.   Cyber criminals don’t take the holidays off. In fact, they’re especially busy trying to steal your money and personal information. Shoppers should…

December 13th, 2016 Safety & Security Bytes

Security clearances: Why personal finance and credit matter

Did you know that one of the most common reasons a person is denied a security clearance is because of credit problems? Up to 50 percent of clearance denials involve financial considerations, according to reports from the Defense Office of Hearing and Appeals, or DOHA.   Why does the government…

December 1st, 2016 News, Safety & Security Bytes

How to stay safe

Courtesy of Capt. Chris Bradley, Joint Multinational Readiness Center, and Capt. Theresa Christie, Headquarters and Headquarters Company Commander   It is important to know that the Bavaria military community and every level of command in Europe closely and regularly monitor the security situation for Soldiers and families across Europe.  …

August 1st, 2016 News, Safety & Security Bytes