Category Archives: Safety & Security Bytes


Provost Marshal Minute: Register your POV and report accidents

USAG Bavaria Provost Marshal   Remember – while here in Germany, you must have all of your Privately Owned Vehicles (POVs) registered at all times.     You must register your vehicle in one of two statuses: either as OPERATIONAL or NON-OPERATIONAL.     Plan, prepare and take care of…

September 15th, 2019 Legal Issues, News, Safety & Security Bytes

National Preparedness Month: Red Cross asks everyone to prepare for the next emergency

by Savannah Robinson, American Red Cross Field Office Coordinator   VILSECK, Germany — September is National Preparedness Month. It’s the perfect time for people to get their household ready in case an emergency should occur. The American Red Cross prepares all year for disasters and urges everyone to Be Red…

September 4th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News, Safety & Security Bytes

Mobile apps for alerts and weather warnings in Germany

  The U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Antiterrorism Office recommends residents stay up-to-date through local news sources about the area they live when they are in or out-of-town.    Several apps are available to get notified about official alerts and weather warnings.   KATWARN   KATWARN is a free mobile app service…

September 4th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, Safety & Security Bytes, Travel

Provost Marshal Minute: Expect increase in tactical vehicles

USAG Bavaria Provost Marshal   Our OPTEMPO in Bavaria has increased. There are many more tactical vehicles driving along the tank trail between Tower Barracks from Gate 4 to Rose Barracks Gate 3.   As you utilize this paved tank trail, you should look out for several things:   Watch…

August 30th, 2019 News, Safety & Security Bytes

Your suicide prevention resources at USAG Bavaria

Army Senior Leaders are committed to building a ready and resilient force by sustaining personal readiness and mitigating high-risk behaviors that run counter to the Army profession.   Those who serve our great nation pledge to treat themselves and others with dignity and respect and expect others to do the…

August 27th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, 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…

August 26th, 2019 Environmental, News, Safety & Security Bytes, School News

What is an insider threat and how do I identify one?

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — An insider threat is a malicious threat to an organization that comes from a person or people within the organization.   Insider threats can include employees, former employees, contractors or business associates.   Insider threats typically have inside information concerning the organization’s security practices and data and…

August 20th, 2019 Safety & Security Bytes

AAFES warns of scams targeting its vehicle shoppers

AAFES News Release   DALLAS, Texas — According to a recent Better Business Bureau study, service members are more susceptible to fraud than average consumers. In fact, scammers using the name “Exchange Inc.” have been attempting to fool Soldiers and Airmen into thinking they are working with the Army &…

August 19th, 2019 News, Safety & Security Bytes

Safety, security key to social media use

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — These days we can’t go a moment or move a step without immediate access to some form of social media, but that kind of access can also impact operational security.   If there is a single breach in security, it could cost lives. Practicing poor safety…

August 13th, 2019 News, Safety & Security Bytes

USAG Bavaria to install 50 emergency call boxes to enhance security

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Fifty emergency call boxes will be installed from Netzaberg Hill to Tower Barracks and across the Rose Barracks and Hohenfels communities over the next few months as an additional layer of security for U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria community members.   The call box installation is a…

August 6th, 2019 News, Safety & Security Bytes