USAG Bavaria recognizes 700 volunteers

By Andreas Kreuzer and Christina Wilson with USAG Bavaria Public Affairs    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Army Community Service (ACS) teams across U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria recognized volunteers at their 55th birthday celebration, over this past week. Volunteers — made up of Soldiers, family members and Army civilians — maintained a…

USAG Bavaria USPS streamlines outbound shipping processes

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany ⁠— The United States Postal Service (USPS) found new processes to safeguard its customers and employees as the COVID-19 pandemic changes the way the world does business, according to USAG Bavaria USPS postmaster Jaye Bakalars.   “We weren’t prepared for a pandemic,” Bakalars, said. “I’m very proud of…

Exchange shoppers generate $1.59 million for USAG Bavaria community

AAFES News Release   Grafenwoehr, Germany – Soldiers, retirees, Veterans and military families know it pays to shop their Exchange. In 2019, authorized Grafenwoehr Exchange shoppers generated $1.59 million of critical support for military Quality-of-Life programs in the form of earnings-based dividends.   The dividends help fund Quality-of-Life programs at…

Firework facts to keep safe this summer

By Laura Garcia, program specialist with Army Substance Abuse Program (ASAP)   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The 4th of July is just around the corner, so let’s talk firework safety.    If you are interested in watching fireworks, the best viewing experience is a public show put on by experts. This year…

An easy guide to bulk trash disposal at USAG Bavaria

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Bulk trash disposal is an ongoing question for many community members in the Tower and Rose Barracks areas of U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria. Here is a general breakdown of what it is and when it occurs.   Throughout the year, residents can bring bulk trash items…

Command Sgt. Maj. Michael J. Spear: New CSM at USAG Bavaria

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria welcomed its new senior enlisted leader, during a change of responsibility ceremony on June 19. Command Sgt. Maj. Micheal D. Sutterfield, outgoing command sergeant major of USAG Bavaria, relinquished his responsibilities of the garrison to Command Sgt. Maj. Michael J. Spear.   Precautionary…

Ammerthal shows support for its partnership squadron in USAG Bavaria

  VILSECK, Germany — Mayor Anton Peter of Ammerthal and Chairperson Doris Weiss of the Ammerthal Homeland and Cultural Association were special guests at the change of command ceremony of their partnership squadron, 2nd Air Support Operation Squadron (2ASOS), on June 18, 2020.   The ceremony took place on Rose…

Return ammunition on ‘No Questions Asked’ policy

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria holds its quarterly Amnesty Day event July 14, 2020, to afford the USAG Bavaria community the opportunity to turn in ammunition on a no-questions-asked basis.   The next Community Amnesty Day for ammunition and explosives (A & E) will run from 9…

Shake things up with these mocktail recipes

By Laura Garcia, program specialist with Army Substance Abuse Program (ASAP) Back in the States, mocktail bars are growing in popularity for good reason. Patrons can have a great time with friends — drinking refreshing, healthy beverages — while avoiding some of the perils of drinking alcohol. Trading in a…

Bavaria Community and Spouses’ Club distributes over $125,000 back to community

Bavaria Community and Spouses Club news release   The Bavaria Community and Spouses Club (BCSC) is pleased to announce that during the 2019-2020 board year, BCSC distributed $128,188 in Community Outreach Grants and Scholarships to the USAG Bavaria community. This is a record distribution total for the club in one…

Test your drinking IQ with this Summer Sense Campaign quiz

By Laura Garcia, program specialist with Army Substance Abuse Program (ASAP)   Having more hours of sunshine is a wonderful thing, but all that extra time can lead to a lot more drinking. Let’s take a moment to focus on the effects of drinking alcohol. Are you aware of your…