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Speed limits reduced during PT hours at Tower and Rose Barracks

By Julian Temblador, USAG Bavaria Public Affairs   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany ­­— Speed limits are being reduced to 20 kph during PT hours, Monday – Friday from 6 – 8 a.m., on the main roads at both Tower and Rose Barracks, effective Feb. 18, 2020.   The Directorate of Emergency Services…


Super Bowl parties at USAG Bavaria

The National Football Conference champion San Francisco 49ers face the American Football Conference champion Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LIV in Miami, Florida, Feb. 2.  Coverage begins late night Sunday, Feb. 2 (German time), on AFN American Forces Network TV.   The duty day begins Monday, Feb. 3 at…

Hohenfels honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

  HOHENFELS, Germany — Hohenfels honored the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his extraordinary contributions to the American civil rights movement at a ceremony at the Post Theater on Jan. 22.   Guest speaker Mr. Kenneth McKoy, Joint Multinational Readiness Center protocol specialist, said he felt it…

Bavaria Community and Spouses’ Club announces spring community grant & scholarship deadline

  Bavaria Community and Spouses’ Club news release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Bavaria Community and Spouses Club (BCSC) is pleased to announce its Spring 2020 Community Outreach Grants and Scholarships deadline: February 21, 2020 at midnight. These applications are completely online.   Fall Cycle Community Grant Application Link: bavariacsc.com/grants…

Eligible veterans authorized installation access, Commissary and AAFES shopping privileges

  By Anna Morelock, U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden   Beginning Jan. 1, 2020, certain veterans received access to Commissary and Exchange services.   Within Germany, due to international agreements with the German Federal Ministry of Finance, this access also requires veterans to register with the U.S. Army Customs Agency- Europe…

Marten: A misunderstood pest and how to deter from vehicle wiring

  By Christa Rolls, USAG Bavaria Environmental Division   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — If you have been in a local car shop, you’ve likely seen products that tout a hissing, ferret-like animal on the front cover, warning of their presence.   Martens, or Marder in German, notoriously damage vehicle electrical systems…

Online orientation, driver’s test 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…

USAG Bavaria’s CIFs closed for inventory Feb. 3-14

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria’s Central Issue Facilities will be closed for inventory in February.     Both the CIF at Rose Barracks and Hohenfels (HTA) will be closed Feb. 3-14.   The CIF will provide emergency ETS and chapter support for service members during the closure.  …

Volunteer with USAG Bavaria PAO; earn professional experience

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The USAG Bavaria Public Affairs Office seeks a motivated volunteer to write news articles and provide coverage of garrison events. Get professional experience in a high optempo environment.   DUTIES:   Supports USAG Bavaria Public Affairs Office and its command information mission.   Researches and writes feature…

FAP: Building self esteem in children through effective praise

  By Kelly Thornborrow, Family Advocacy Program Educator   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – Children are often compared to sponges, in that they absorb and learn about the world around them through interactions with others, particularly those in caregiving roles.   As an adult figure or caregiver in a child’s life, your…

A community member’s guide to understanding FPCON

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