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Electric scooters: get to know the new regulations

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Electric scooters are now legal in Germany with several restrictions and regulations.   In most cities in other countries, electric scooters belong to the cityscap, In Germany, it was forbidden to use them on public roads, but the country has recently released its first e-scooter regulation.  …


US Embassy Berlin releases security awareness reminder to summer travelers

BERLIN, Germany — Summer is here! Germany is a safe country to travel to or reside in. That said, it is always good to practice some common-sense safety precautions.   Historically, this time of year sees a marked increase in crime on the streets of most cities in Germany and throughout…

Overseas school lunch prices see slight increase for 2019-2020 school year

  AAFES NEWS RELEASE   All Department of Defense Education Activity schools in Europe will adjust school lunch pricing by 25 cents for the 2019–2020 school year.   This change is due the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act (Public Law 111-296), which requires participants in the U.S. Department of Agriculture meal…

Visit Brazil in the middle of Europe

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — For 51 weekends of the year, visitors to the small Franconian city of Coburg find what they might expect: a charming market square, an 800-year-old fortress and a gigantic historic palace, all surrounded by deep green forest.   But that 52nd weekend, visitors find something very…

Grafenwoehr Exchange Dog Days of Summer Photo Contest

  AAFES NEWS RELEASE   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — In celebration of National Dog Day on August 26, the Grafenwoehr Exchange is hosting a Dog Days of Summer Photo Contest on their Facebook page.     Community members can enter by posting their cutest summer dog photo as a comment to…

Street Fighter V Esports Tournament Aug. 17

  VILSECK, Germany — The Road to TwitchCon Street Fighter V Esports Tournament will take place at USAG Bavaria August 17, 2 p.m., at the Zone Sports Bar, Bldg. 607 Rose Barracks.    The tournament is open to all active duty Army and Army National Guard Soldiers 18+ stationed within U.S. Army…

New U.S. citizens naturalized at USAG Bavaria ahead of 4th of July

  GRAFENWHOER, Germany — Twelve members of the USAG Bavaria community will be celebrating freedom and independence this 4th of July as newly, naturalized United States citizens.   USAG Bavaria hosted a naturalization ceremony July 3 at the Tower View Conference Center where those 12 individuals from 10 different countries…

Grafenwoehr clinic bids farewell to Smyth, welcomes new commander

  By Alain M. Polynice, U.S. Army Medical Department Activity Bavaria Public Affairs Office   GRAFENWOEHR, German — The U.S. Army Health Clinic Grafenwoehr said goodbye to Lt. Col. Rose L. Smyth as she relinquished command of the health clinic to incoming commander Lt. Col. Avery J. Carney at a…

Army garrisons in Europe migrating to new mass warning system

  U.S. Army installations across Europe will soon migrate to a new emergency messaging system beginning this summer.   Alert! Mass Warning Notification System, or MWNS, will replace the current AtHoc system.   The Army’s MWNS notifies service members, Army civilians and their families during a crisis. MWNS operators, for…

ANALYSIS: Disasters are going to cost you more

  Editor’s note: Tom Janis is the Emergency Manager at U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria. This is his contribution and analysis.   Imagine there was widespread damage from a natural catastrophe while serving overseas and the U.S. Army refused to pay or render aid. Unfathomable? Well, get ready Army.   Effective…

Town hall addresses housing problems, successes and improvements

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Maintenance response times, lack of transparency of housing work orders, and effective sponsorship were among common findings of over four thousand recent home and barracks visits here, said the garrison commander at a town hall to address housing issues.   Garrison Commander Col. Adam Boyd hosted…