Category Archives: Environmental

Engineers to break ground on new Grafenwoehr Elementary School

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army leadership and school officials are set to break ground Nov. 20 on the Grafenwoehr Elementary School.   Department of Defense Education Activity — the agency overseeing U.S. military schools overseas — is funding the $38 million project.   The new school is scheduled to…

November 1st, 2018 Environmental, News, School News

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 24th, 2018 Environmental, Health & Lifestyle, News, Safety & Security Bytes, School News, Travel

Wildlife traffic accident: What to do

  HOHENFELS, Germany — Germany is a country that puts great importance to the protection of the environment.   Numerous highways and motorways pass through vast and picturesque forest areas and extensive fields where flora and fauna are under special protection and numerous species of animals have their habitat. Often,…

October 23rd, 2018 Environmental, News, Safety & Security Bytes, Travel

An easy guide to trash & recycling in Hohenfels

  HOHENFELS, Germany — Germany is one of the most successful countries in recycling the trash for the good of the environment. A major part of the success is the proper sorting of garbage. But the whole subject of recycling can be an overwhelming task for any newcomer to the…

October 19th, 2018 Environmental, Health & Lifestyle, News

#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 19th, 2018 Environmental, News, Safety & Security Bytes, School News

Clear bulk trash, other waste during Fall Cleanup

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Every year, as the trees become bare and leaves pile up along sidewalks and lawns, the U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Directorate of Public Works leads a concerted effort to beautify the installation before the season gives way to the cold, snowy months of winter.  …

October 5th, 2018 Environmental, Health & Lifestyle, News

How storms in Germany get their names

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — ‘Fabienne’ was the name of the last storm that swept across Germany in September 2018, but where do the names comes from?   The Australian Meteorologist Clement Wragge started to call storms by female names in the late 19th century. Later, he named them after unpopular…

October 3rd, 2018 Environmental, News, Things You Didn't Know

Everything you need to know about winter tires in Germany

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Warm weather is giving way to cold, which means you should prepare your vehicle now for winter.   One important thing to know before you hit the road in winter is that Germany has different tire requirements than the United States.   European winter tires…

September 28th, 2018 Environmental, News, Safety & Security Bytes, Travel

Town halls open to community to address lead concerns

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Leadership with U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria and 7th Army Training Command host town halls to address concerns regarding lead on-post and at Army housing.   The town halls — which are open to the entire community — will be held at the following dates and locations:  …

September 12th, 2018 Environmental, Health & Lifestyle, News

Community asked to assist birds during heat wave

  By Elaine Freeth, USAG Bavaria Environmental Division   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The number of reports concerning juvenile birds falling from their nests due to the heat is rising, and bird conservation group Landesbund für Vogelschutz is requesting action from the community as rescue centers fill up fast.   Birds…

August 1st, 2018 Environmental, News