Category Archives: News


USAG Bavaria to launch new website

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria will soon go live with an innovative, user-friendly new website.   The new website stems from the migration of all U.S. Army Installation Management Command garrisons to a combined content management system.   The USAG Bavaria Public Affairs Office manages the…

October 26th, 2018 Health & Lifestyle, 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

DOD personnel eligible for free antivirus software for home use

  The DoD Antivirus Software License Agreement with McAfee allows active DoD service members and employees to utilize the antivirus software for home use.   Home use of the antivirus products will not only protect personal computers, but will also potentially lessen the threat of malicious logic being introduced to…

October 18th, 2018 News, Safety & Security Bytes

Grafenwoehr Exchange shows care with ‘We Care’ Day of Deployment event

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Grafenwoehr Exchange is partnering with commissaries to host a family-themed “We Care” event in support of the National Day of Deployment at the Rose Barracks PXtra on Oct. 27.   The Rose Barracks PXtra invites children of deployed service members to create special care packages with…

October 17th, 2018 News

Garmisch livens up Fire Prevention Week with ‘Sparky, the fire dog’

  GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany — The Great Chicago Fire, which began on Oct. 8, 1871, devastated the city, killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 homeless, destroyed more than 17,400 structures and burned more than 2,000 acres of land. In commemoration, Fire Prevention Week is observed each year during the week…

October 16th, 2018 News, Safety & Security Bytes

Garmisch team helps veteran revisit 1950s

  GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany — When Michael Bade asked his congressman for assistance in visiting the U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria–Garmisch community with his father, 85-year-old Army veteran Richard Bade, the wheels started spinning to make it happen.   Bade had been stationed in Garmisch in 1955 with the 1st Platoon, Company…

October 15th, 2018 News

Hohenfels employees recognized for length of service

  HOHENFELS, Germany — Forty-four German and American civilian employees were honored for their years of service to the U.S. Army in a ceremony, here, Oct. 11.   These garrison employees served anywhere from 10 to 45 years each. Together, they logged 1,025 years of total service to the U.S.…

October 12th, 2018 News