Category Archives: Safety & Security Bytes

“Howling Wolf” Exercise conducted with host nation emergency responders at JMRC

  HOHENFELS, Germany — U.S.Army Garrison Bavaria – Hohenfels Community conducted a mass casualty exercise, “Howling Wolf,” here, May 18 to test the staff’s ability to handle and train side-by-side with Host Nation emergency responders.   This exercise, which included 450 host nation emergency responders and U.S. Army planners, focused…

May 22nd, 2019 News, Safety & Security Bytes

Get to know Germany’s bicycle rules of the road

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Whether you are taking a fun bike ride with the family, using a bicycle to get to work or as part of your fitness routine, make sure that safety is your primary concern.   This guide tells you what you need to pay attention to in order…

May 1st, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News, Safety & Security Bytes

Grafenwoehr Elementary School PTA awarded Google and National PTA grant to address digital safety

  GRAFENWOEHR ELEMENTARY PTA NEWS RELEASE   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Grafenwoehr Elementary School Parent-Teacher Association has been awarded a $1,000 grant from National PTA® and Google to provide parents with the resources they need to answer practical questions about digital safety and citizenship. The grant will be used to host…

April 29th, 2019 News, Safety & Security Bytes, School News

Nine ways to protect yourself on Facebook

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — When using Facebook and other forms of social media, threats are just one click away, but Facebook has steps to assist with online protection.    The use of social media may seem harmless, but as a member of a military community you and your loved…

April 23rd, 2019 Safety & Security Bytes

Gear up for summer riding at USAG Bavaria motorcycle safety day

  By Debby Gonzales, USAG Bavaria Director of Safety   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria kicks off this year’s motorcycle season with motorcycle safety day at Grafenwoehr on May 3 and in Hohenfels on April 25.   “We want to help foster the Army’s Motorcycle Mentorship Program. This…

April 16th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News, Safety & Security Bytes

Housing town halls complete. Now what?

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Leadership with 7th Army Training Command and U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria are taking action after having conducted six town halls Feb. 25 – 28 across Bavaria to address housing problems and questions.   The town halls — which drew in 1,005 community members from Grafenwoehr,…

March 5th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, Housing, News, Safety & Security Bytes

Prepare now for floods in Germany

  By Tom Janis, USAG Bavaria Emergency Manager   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Severe weather in Europe is just around the corner. Its impact will cause extensive damage due to flooding, strong winds with downed trees, roof damage (flying tiles!), hail and lightning.   Once again, it won’t be uncommon for…

March 3rd, 2019 Environmental, Health & Lifestyle, News, Safety & Security Bytes

Town halls, home visits to address housing concerns

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — In light of recent reports highlighting deficient living conditions in some privatized military housing in the U.S., leadership with 7th Army Training Command and U.S. Army Garrisons at Ansbach and Bavaria host town halls to address community concerns at Army housing.   The town halls — which…

February 21st, 2019 Environmental, Health & Lifestyle, Housing, News, Safety & Security Bytes

Tips for parents: Talk to your child about social media

StopBullying.gov news release   Parents create trust with children by initiating open, honest discussions. These dialogues are an opportunity to communicate values and expectations about your family’s appropriate digital behavior, including viewing or sharing content, and apps they can and cannot use.   Check in frequently with your children about their…

January 30th, 2019 Legal Issues, News, Safety & Security Bytes

Activate authentication on Common Access Card by March 31

    Video by Katryn McCalment, Headquarters, Department of the Army, Chief Information Officer/G-6   Army Common Access Card (CAC) holders have until March 31, 2019, to activate their Personal Identity Verification (PIV) Authentication certificate to ensure uninterrupted access to military networks and data.   Mandated by the DoD, the…

January 24th, 2019 News, Safety & Security Bytes