A community member’s guide to understanding FPCON

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Army in Europe relies on four Force Protection Condition (FPCON) levels — A, B, C and D — or as the Army says, Alpha, Bravo, Charlie and Delta. The levels increase from lowest condition at Alpha to the highest and most protective at Delta.  …

Windshield Tours prepare newcomers for their stay in Bavaria

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Every first Friday of a month, a bus tour takes place around U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria installations to show newcomers the most important locations on and off post.   Army Community Service organizes the Windshield Tours to help Soldiers and their families orientate to Tower and…

Shipwrecked summer bible school: Plunge into an ocean of fun!

      USAG Bavaria Religious Support Office NEWS RELEASE   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Religious Support Office invites children to this summer’s Shipwrecked Vacation Bible School. The week-long summer program for children ages three to 12 will be hosted at the chapels in Netzaberg, Rose Barracks, Garmisch…

OPINION: From one military spouse to another, thank you

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — It’s Military Spouse Appreciation Day, and while affirmations or gifts from our service members are always appreciated, it’s also a good time for us spouses to show our appreciation for one another.   I’ve been a military spouse for five years. That isn’t very long compared…

Unexploded ordnance requires controlled detonation May 12-13 at Grafenwoehr Training Area

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Unexploded ordnance (UXO) was discovered May 8 in the Grafenwoehr Training Area.   U.S. and German explosive ordnance disposal teams have determined that the UXO must be detonated on location. A 300-meter blast radius has been established around the UXO.   All buildings in the blast radius…

Online orientation, driver’s test now available for family members

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Family members can now also take advantage of the U.S. Army Europe online driver’s test.   The online process allows service members and their family members to complete the U.S. Army Europe Privately Owned Vehicle orientation and test prior to arrival to USAG Bavaria, or…

Baseball brings spectators together in Germany

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The “Buchbinder Legionäre,” right now one of the biggest baseball organizations in Germany, have played at the Armin-Wolf-Baseball-Arena in Regensburg since 1998.      The arena is located in the east part of Regensburg and has a capacity of 2,500 spectators. They hosted the 2009 Baseball…

Hohenfels selects Military Youth of the Year

  HOHENFELS, Germany — Every year since 1947, the Boys & Girls Club of America celebrates the extraordinary achievements of teen club members in a recognition program: Youth of the Year.   Youth of the Year candidates embody the values of leadership, service, academic success and healthy lifestyles and emerge…

Spring cleanup takes place May 14-18

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Help the Tower Barracks and Rose Barracks communities join forces to make U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria look neat and clean.   Soldiers, family members and civilians can help to improve the appearance of USAG Bavaria by collecting and removing trash and debris from living areas, common…

Danke Mama: Celebrating Mother’s Day the German way

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The holiday honoring mothers is not just an American one. Mother’s Day has existed since as long ago as the Greek empire. Today, Mother’s Day is celebrated around the world.   Modern Mother’s Day finds its roots in the U.S., when female activist Julia Ward Howe requested…

Your suicide prevention resources at USAG Bavaria

Army Senior Leaders are committed to building a ready and resilient force by sustaining personal readiness and mitigating high-risk behaviors that run  counter to the Army profession.   Those who serve our great nation pledge to treat themselves and others with dignity and respect and expect others to do the…