Category Archives: Safety & Security Bytes

Kick off the riding season with Motorcycle Mentorship Safety Day

  VILSECK, Germany – Motorcycle Mentorship Safety Day was hosted by the U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Safety Office on Friday, May 14. This event consisted of morning riding drills at the Vilseck Airfield and an afternoon group mentorship ride off-post.   “We are really happy that we can hold the…

May 17th, 2021 News, Safety & Security Bytes

Hohenburg security fence works to catch large falling boulders

By Nanette Schneider, USAG Bavaria Hohenfels Environmental Division   HOHENBURG, Germany — An extremely heavy rock fragment, weighing about one ton, came loose and fell off the cliff right above the town of Hohenburg. It was caught by a safety net, preventing serious damage to the well-known Hammermühle. Looking at…

May 7th, 2021 Environmental, News, Safety & Security Bytes

How to prepare for, respond to severe weather in Germany

By Kellie Matack, USAG Bavaria Emergency Management   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — In the spring and summer, it is not unusual for Germany to experience an inflow of warm, humid air masses originating from the southwest. When these air masses converge with the colder air from the north, and there is…

May 3rd, 2021 Environmental, Health & Lifestyle, News, Safety & Security Bytes

USAG Bavaria Fire Department strengthens ties with German counterparts

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Fire Department hosted a special signing ceremony to renew community partnership with the Grafenwoehr Fire Department on Tuesday, April 27. At the Tower Barracks fire station, an official agreement of understanding was signed by USAG Bavaria Commander Col. Christopher Danbeck and…

April 28th, 2021 News, Safety & Security Bytes

Practice fire extinguisher safety with USAG Bavaria’s Fire Department

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – During National Fire Prevention Week, the USAG Bavaria Fire Department invites community members to participate in fire extinguisher trainings. This year, the campaign runs from Oct. 4 to Oct. 10, 2020.   At these trainings, participants learn about fire safety and practice using a fire extinguisher under…

October 8th, 2020 News, Safety & Security Bytes

#BavariaWeatherEyes – Expand visibility, influence weather decisions

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Staying informed of weather and road conditions is easy. But understanding what occurs between the fall of the first snowflake and the decisions that follow is more complex.   Inclement weather that arrives during the fall and winter months sets into motion a series of events…

October 8th, 2020 Environmental, News, Safety & Security Bytes, School News

Firework facts to keep safe this summer

By Laura Garcia, program specialist with Army Substance Abuse Program (ASAP)   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The 4th of July is just around the corner, so let’s talk firework safety.    If you are interested in watching fireworks, the best viewing experience is a public show put on by experts. This year…

June 25th, 2020 Health & Lifestyle, News, Safety & Security Bytes

Provost Marshal Minute: Tips for Garmisch

USAG Bavaria Provost Marshal   PCS season is upon us. Registering and shipping your POV can be challenging, especially if you are stationed in Garmisch.    Here are some tips that can help you with the vehicle registration process and decrease wait time in Garmisch:   Be prepared. Check the…

April 15th, 2020 News, Safety & Security Bytes

Provost Marshal Minute: What you need to know about registering your POV

USAG Bavaria Provost Marshal   One of those tasks that we all do not like very much is registering your POV here in Europe.   Here are some tips that can help you with the vehicle registration process in Bavaria:   You can only receive two sets of 30-day temporary…

March 28th, 2020 News, Safety & Security Bytes

Provost Marshal Minute: Warmer weather warnings

USAG Bavaria Provost Marshal   A few quick reminders concerning driving safety, especially as the weather becomes nicer and we continue with training rotations:   As with every rotation, there will be an increased amount of vehicles on the roadways. These additional vehicles will bring more mud and debris to…

March 1st, 2020 News, Safety & Security Bytes