USAG Bavaria recognizes over 1,100 years of combined civilian service

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Thirty-four German and American civilian employees were recognized by Col. Christopher Danbeck, commander of U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria, at a Length of Service ceremony on Oct. 15, 2021, at the USAG Bavaria Tower View Conference Center in Tower Barracks.    During the ceremony, Col. Danbeck, USAG…

Bavaria cuts ribbon on new Soldier Medical Readiness Center

  Bavaria Health Command news release   VILSECK, Germany – The ribbon was officially cut on the new U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Soldier Medical Readiness Center, Friday, at the facility located on Rose Barracks.   Commander of the Bavaria Health Command, Col. David G. Richardson, along with BHC deputies and…

Understanding what Regional Contracting Office Bavaria can do for you

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The role of the contracting office here is to connect contractors and vendors with the U.S. Army to help support and meet the mission and objectives of the U.S. Army.   The 928th Contracting Battalion is the Regional Contracting Office that assists U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria and…

Estate planning for Soldiers and families in Germany

By Capt. Clyde Kilgore, 7th Army Joint Multinational Training Command   In the event of a Soldier or family member death, courts may apply German Law, the law of a U.S. jurisdiction or a mixture of both, depending on the circumstances. Soldiers are encouraged to visit the Legal Assistance Office…

Garrison clearing out abandoned vehicles

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria is looking for the owners of 17 abandoned vehicles currently sitting at a temporary impound lot near gate 6 at Tower Barracks.   Photos of the unregistered, unplated vehicles will be posted on the garrison’s Flickr page for review for 30 days,…

Things you didn’t know: Maypoles in Germany

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Flowers have started to bloom, the sun has finally (yes, finally) peeked out from behind the winter clouds and the sound of chirping birds fills the air. Yes, spring is in the air, summer is following closely behind, and in Germany, the first of May is a…

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…

USAG Bavaria Fire Chief: Remember this when grilling

  By Josef Rodler, Garrison Fire Chief, USAG Bavaria Directorate of Emergency Services   Grilling outdoors   Your Grill MUST be “at least”10 feet away from any structure, trees, bushes, tents, decking, gazebo cars, and dumpsters, plus any overhangs from these hazards. Always grill on a flat, stable surface –…

Blood drive at Tower Barracks April 19

  Armed Services Blood Program – Europe news release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Armed Services Blood Program, along with the Grafenwoehr USO and American Red Cross, will host a blood drive April 19 to provide blood products and services to our armed services in peace and war.   The…

New family townhouses ready for PCS season

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Seventy new townhouses on Rose and Tower Barracks will be ready for families to move in by late May.   The three- and four-bedroom townhouses, for accompanied service members in the grades of E1 through E6, all have two-and-a half bathrooms, an upstairs laundry room, heated floors,…

Protecting personal information: Know your responsibilities

  USAG Bavaria Security Office news release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany—As a federal employee, military service member, or contractor, you already know that you’re responsible for protecting classified information. You probably also know that you must protect personally identifying information, or PII. However, did you know that for PII, email encryption…