Category Archives: Safety & Security Bytes


Recognizing and reporting suspicious activity at USAG Bavaria

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — One of the most important roles you have as a member of our community is to report suspicious activity or behavior.   The two easiest ways to report suspicious activity or behavior:   Use the Army’s iSalute suspicious activity report. Submit a report online at https://www.inscom.army.mil/isalute.  …

August 6th, 2019 News, Safety & Security Bytes

Antiterrorism: What is it and what are your resources?

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — August is Antiterrorism Awareness Month. And now more than ever your vigilance is required to protect us and our mission.    Terrorism continues to be a growing threat, abroad and at home. The best protection that we have is our monitoring. Pay attention to your surroundings and…

August 1st, 2019 Safety & Security Bytes
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Electric scooters: get to know the new regulations

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Electric scooters are now legal in Germany with several restrictions and regulations.   In most cities in other countries, electric scooters belong to the cityscap, In Germany, it was forbidden to use them on public roads, but the country has recently released its first e-scooter regulation.  …

July 19th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, 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…

July 16th, 2019 Environmental, Health & Lifestyle, News, Safety & Security Bytes

Know before you go: 61st German-American Volksfest offers fun, food for community

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria invites the Bavaria military community and all citizens to the 61st German-American Volksfest Aug. 2-4 at the Grafenwoehr Training Area’s Camp Kasserine.   USAG Bavaria has a long and rich history of hosting the German-American Volksfest, which is the largest in Germany. There will be…

July 15th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News, Safety & Security Bytes, Travel

US Embassy Berlin releases security awareness reminder to summer travelers

BERLIN, Germany — Summer is here! Germany is a safe country to travel to or reside in. That said, it is always good to practice some common-sense safety precautions.   Historically, this time of year sees a marked increase in crime on the streets of most cities in Germany and throughout…

July 11th, 2019 News, Safety & Security Bytes, Travel

Army garrisons in Europe migrating to new mass warning system

  U.S. Army installations across Europe will soon migrate to a new emergency messaging system beginning this summer.   Alert! Mass Warning Notification System, or MWNS, will replace the current AtHoc system.   The Army’s MWNS notifies service members, Army civilians and their families during a crisis. MWNS operators, for…

July 1st, 2019 News, Safety & Security Bytes

ANALYSIS: Disasters are going to cost you more

  Editor’s note: Tom Janis is the Emergency Manager at U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria. This is his contribution and analysis.   Imagine there was widespread damage from a natural catastrophe while serving overseas and the U.S. Army refused to pay or render aid. Unfathomable? Well, get ready Army.   Effective…

July 1st, 2019 Environmental, Health & Lifestyle, Legal Issues, News, Safety & Security Bytes

Red Cross issues heat safety tips as temperatures climb

  American Red Cross News Release   VILSECK, Germany — It’s hot out there and the soaring temperatures can be dangerous. The American Red Cross has steps people can follow to help stay safe when it’s hot outside.   NEVER LEAVE CHILDREN OR PETS IN YOUR VEHICLE. The inside temperature…

June 21st, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News, Safety & Security Bytes

Return ammunition on ‘No Questions Asked’ policy

  VILSECK, Germany — U. S. Army Garrison Bavaria holds its quarterly Amnesty Day event July 9, 2019, to afford the USAG Bavaria community the opportunity to turn in ammunition on a no-questions-asked basis.   The next Community Amnesty Day for ammunition and explosives (A & E) will run from…

May 30th, 2019 News, Safety & Security Bytes