Category Archives: Environmental


How to recycle at USAG Bavaria

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Leftovers, beer bottles and broken appliances: in the trash they go. Tossing everything in one waste bin may be acceptable in the United States, but at USAG Bavaria, it’s illegal.  DOD personnel stationed in Germany must sort trash and recycle.   Host nation and Installation…

June 30th, 2016 Environmental, Health & Lifestyle, News

Environmental Division’s ‘Experience Spring’ contest winners announced

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Environmental Division’s first annual ‘Experience Spring’ contest has wrapped up and the winners have been announced.   Eight teachers submitted entries from Netzaberg, Vilseck and Hohenfels Elementary Schools. The purpose of the contest is to encourage children to explore nature and learn about local German plant…

June 7th, 2016 Environmental, News, School News

Community helps Netzaberg Elementary School celebrate Earth Day

  Photos and story by Betsy Shepherd, Netzaberg Elementary School fourth-grader   NETZABERG, Germany — On May 13 Netzaberg Elementary School students learned all about making our Earth a better place while celebrating being green with their Earth Day Extravaganza.   The extravaganza featured stations where eager students learned about…

May 31st, 2016 Environmental, School News

USAG Bavaria sets environmental sustainability support example

  By Mark Albe and Caecilia Kastl-Meier   The Department of Defense mission is to provide the military forces necessary to deter war, protect the security of the American people, our allies, and advance our interests globally. To execute its mission and ensure compliance with Executive Order 13693, Planning for…

April 13th, 2016 Environmental

Environmental Division hosts ‘Experience Spring’ contest

  USAG Bavaria Environmental Office news release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — This spring, USAG Bavaria’s environmental division is hosting a contest providing children a fun way to learn more about local plants and animals.   From March 15 – May 24, children ages three to 12 can participate in the “Experience…

March 14th, 2016 Environmental, School News

Everything you need to know about trash & recycling at Netzaberg

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Some questions and confusion about recycling and trash pick-up linger at the Netzaberg housing community.   Knowing where the recycling points are and how to properly sort materials is the first step to keeping Netzaberg beautiful.   What’s the problem?   Netzaberg community members can dispose…

March 6th, 2016 Environmental, Health & Lifestyle

Hohenfels Soldier earns environmental award

    HOHENFELS, Germany — A Soldier from Hohenfels has received the U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Environmental Officer of the Year award for fiscal year 2015 at the USAG Bavaria Environmental Quality Control Counsel.   Chief Warrant Officer 2 Paul A. Moreno, Battalion Maintenance Technician for the 1st Battalion, 4th…

January 21st, 2016 Environmental, News

Elementary school students get the scoop on beneficial bats

  Story by Christine Fox, USAG Bavaria Environmental Division Volunteer   For many, just hearing the word “bat” sparks thoughts of mystery and fear. Our culture has portrayed bats as blood sucking, shadowy creatures of the night.   But is that a fair reputation for these unique flying mammals? Ask students…

November 17th, 2015 Environmental, News, School News

Large items to throw out? Bulk item pick-up scheduled for Rose and Tower Barracks

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — For Soldiers and families living on Rose and Tower Barracks, now’s the chance to clear out those large items that are just taking up space.   As part of U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria’s Fall Cleanup, bulk items will be picked up Thu, Nov. 19 at the housing…

October 27th, 2015 Environmental, News

Environmental: How to avoid mold in the house

U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria has many nice buildings. But even the new buildings can easily develop mold, if certain precautions are not followed. Outdoors, molds play a part in nature by breaking down dead organic matter, such as fallen leaves and dead trees, but indoors, mold growth should be avoided.  …

October 6th, 2015 Environmental