Category Archives: Safety & Security Bytes

Winterize your car: Exchange offers free lighting inspection

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Your AAFES Exchange offers courtesy lighting inspections to U.S. forces stationed here through the month of October.   The Exchange automotive repair facilities are now offering a free inspection of POVs to verify that lights, windshield wipers and tires meet acceptable functional standards.   Exchange auto car…

September 26th, 2017 News, Safety & Security Bytes

German roadside assistance: Understanding ADAC

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — ADAC is an automobile club in Germany that provides roadside assistance to its members, and during warmer months the club opens a booth at the garrison here to provide newcomers with information.   For the past several years, Thomas Ullrich, the ADAC adviser to the military,…

September 19th, 2017 Health & Lifestyle, News, Safety & Security Bytes, Travel

Remain clear of forest clean-up areas at Vilseck

  VILSECK, Germany — Community members should remain clear of the storm damage near the Altneuhaus housing area on Rose Barracks.   Heavy storms hit the Vilseck area Aug. 9 causing damage across the installation.   For your own safety, stay clear of areas roped off and all forestry equipment.…

September 15th, 2017 News, Safety & Security Bytes

How to register for AtHoc at USAG Bavaria

    Since the Army rolled out the AtHoc mass-warning notification system earlier this year, the message for users has been clear: Register now. It takes just five minutes and is the best way to ensure you and your family receive emergency warnings.   What may be unclear to users…

September 13th, 2017 News, Safety & Security Bytes

Threats on social media highlight need for strategic approach, leadership says

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Soldiers and family members are facing the growing need to protect themselves from cyberthreats on social media, according to top leadership here.   A Soldier within the U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria footprint recently received messages on a private Facebook page deemed by investigators as malicious and…

September 11th, 2017 News, Safety & Security Bytes

Internet-connected toys could present privacy, contact concerns for children

Federal Bureau of Investigation Public Service Announcement   The FBI encourages consumers to consider cyber security prior to introducing smart, interactive, internet-connected toys into their homes or trusted environments. Smart toys and entertainment devices for children are increasingly incorporating technologies that learn and tailor their behaviors based on user interactions.…

August 21st, 2017 Health & Lifestyle, News, Safety & Security Bytes

USAG Bavaria proves ‘ready to fight’ during full-scale exercise

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Smoke rises from the middle school just as military police arrive on location. Meanwhile, 150 DOD personnel out of Turkey are en route to a shelter here as part of an evacuation operation. And garrison employees suddenly realize they’re the target of a malicious and sophisticated…

July 28th, 2017 News, 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