Category Archives: Safety & Security Bytes


Parents of DoDEA students: Register in AtHoc

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Parents of students attending any of USAG Bavaria’s DoDEA schools should register in the garrison’s emergency messaging system known as AtHoc.   The AtHoc mass-warning notification system sends registered users emergency warnings and other critical information, such as hazardous road conditions, reporting delays, and base closures…

November 2nd, 2017 News, Safety & Security Bytes

Gate 6 construction to improve traffic and security begins in November

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Garrison construction crews will in November begin work on Tower Barracks Gate 6 that will improve traffic flow of the 24/7 gate and increase the installation’s overall physical security and force protection.   USAG Bavaria’s Directorate of Public Works was recently awarded the project to reorganize Gate…

October 30th, 2017 News, Safety & Security Bytes

Quick guide: How to prep your car for winter

  It’s official: winter is here. While the snow is fun and picturesque, it can also make for hazardous road conditions — especially if you have never driven in snow. Whether you are a winter-driving newbie or an old pro, here is a quick guide to winter road readiness.   …

October 24th, 2017 Safety & Security Bytes

Domestic violence: Take pre-emptive measures

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Being part of the military community can be truly exciting and rewarding. But it can also be tough — really, tough.   Maintaining personal and familial resiliency through the extraordinary challenges faced by military families and service members requires all parties to be committed and proactive.…

October 15th, 2017 Health & Lifestyle, News, Safety & Security Bytes

Detecting lead at USAG Bavaria: A Community member’s reference guide

  BAVARIA — Recent problems with lead at Army housing in the U.S. renewed interest and procedures for testing for lead in water and paint here at U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria.   An article posted by Reuters Aug. 16, 2018, noted the incidence of elevated blood lead levels in children…

October 10th, 2017 Commander Talk, Environmental, Health & Lifestyle, News, Safety & Security Bytes, School News

Winterize your car: Exchange offers free lighting inspection

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Your AAFES Exchange offers courtesy lighting inspections to U.S. forces stationed here through the month of October.   The Exchange automotive repair facilities are now offering a free inspection of POVs to verify that lights, windshield wipers and tires meet acceptable functional standards.   Exchange auto car…

September 26th, 2017 News, Safety & Security Bytes

German roadside assistance: Understanding ADAC

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — ADAC is an automobile club in Germany that provides roadside assistance to its members, and during warmer months the club opens a booth at the garrison here to provide newcomers with information.   For the past several years, Thomas Ullrich, the ADAC adviser to the military,…

September 19th, 2017 Health & Lifestyle, News, Safety & Security Bytes, Travel

Remain clear of forest clean-up areas at Vilseck

  VILSECK, Germany — Community members should remain clear of the storm damage near the Altneuhaus housing area on Rose Barracks.   Heavy storms hit the Vilseck area Aug. 9 causing damage across the installation.   For your own safety, stay clear of areas roped off and all forestry equipment.…

September 15th, 2017 News, Safety & Security Bytes

How to register for AtHoc at USAG Bavaria

    Since the Army rolled out the AtHoc mass-warning notification system earlier this year, the message for users has been clear: Register now. It takes just five minutes and is the best way to ensure you and your family receive emergency warnings.   What may be unclear to users…

September 13th, 2017 News, Safety & Security Bytes

Threats on social media highlight need for strategic approach, leadership says

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Soldiers and family members are facing the growing need to protect themselves from cyberthreats on social media, according to top leadership here.   A Soldier within the U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria footprint recently received messages on a private Facebook page deemed by investigators as malicious and…

September 11th, 2017 News, Safety & Security Bytes