Category Archives: Safety & Security Bytes

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

Provost Marshal Minute: Using a phone while driving will earn you a suspension

USAG Bavaria Provost Marshal   No matter what installation you call home, all installations across our Army prohibit the use of mobile devices while operating a vehicle.    Here in Bavaria, using a cell phone without a hands free device for talking, texting or for taking photographs will earn you…

October 11th, 2019 Legal Issues, News, Safety & Security Bytes

Garmisch students practice fire safety, earn a ride on a fire truck

  GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN —In commemoration of the Great Chicago Fire, which began on Oct. 8, 1871, Fire Prevention Week is observed each year during the week of Oct. 9. This year’s theme “Plan And Practice Your Escape. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere!” is designed to protect your family in case…

October 10th, 2019 News, Safety & Security Bytes, School News

Fire Prevention Week: Red Cross says practice escape plans, test smoke alarms

  by Savannah Robinson, American Red Cross Field Office Coordinator    VILSECK, Germany — National Fire Prevention Week is October 6 to 12, and the U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Red Cross urges everyone to practice their home fire escape plan and test their smoke alarms.   “During Fire Prevention Week, prepare…

October 7th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News, Safety & Security Bytes