More options to find employment and volunteer positions at USAG Bavaria

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Army Community Service and Army Air Force Exchange Services held a Career and Volunteer Fair Nov. 8, which featured dozens of employers and volunteer opportunities in USAG Bavaria.   Don’t worry if you were not able to attend the event because there are still plenty of…

2018 federal charity campaign now open in Bavaria

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The annual workplace giving campaign within the U.S. military and federal government takes place now through Dec. 14.   The Combined Federal Campaign-Overseas, or CFC-O, provides uniformed and civilian DOD personnel serving overseas the opportunity to support charitable organizations or causes of their choice from the…

USAG Bavaria to launch new website

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria will soon go live with an innovative, user-friendly new website.   The new website stems from the migration of all U.S. Army Installation Management Command garrisons to a combined content management system.   The USAG Bavaria Public Affairs Office manages the…

What to do when bad weather hits Bavaria

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Inclement weather brought on by the autumn and winter months can deliver a blow to Bavaria and the surrounding area, affecting your decision to travel.   Garrison officials and street cleaning crews at U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria installations at Garmisch, Grafenwoehr, Hohenfels and Vilseck will do everything…

Wildlife traffic accident: What to do

  HOHENFELS, Germany — Germany is a country that puts great importance to the protection of the environment.   Numerous highways and motorways pass through vast and picturesque forest areas and extensive fields where flora and fauna are under special protection and numerous species of animals have their habitat. Often,…

An easy guide to trash & recycling in Hohenfels

  HOHENFELS, Germany — Germany is one of the most successful countries in recycling the trash for the good of the environment. A major part of the success is the proper sorting of garbage. But the whole subject of recycling can be an overwhelming task for any newcomer to the…

#BavariaWeatherEyes – Expand visibility, influence weather decisions

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Staying informed of weather and road conditions is easy. But understanding what occurs between the fall of the first snowflake and the decisions that follow is more complex.   Inclement weather that arrives during the fall and winter months sets into motion a series of events…

DOD personnel eligible for free antivirus software for home use

  The DoD Antivirus Software License Agreement with McAfee allows active DoD service members and employees to utilize the antivirus software for home use.   Home use of the antivirus products will not only protect personal computers, but will also potentially lessen the threat of malicious logic being introduced to…

Grafenwoehr Exchange shows care with ‘We Care’ Day of Deployment event

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Grafenwoehr Exchange is partnering with commissaries to host a family-themed “We Care” event in support of the National Day of Deployment at the Rose Barracks PXtra on Oct. 27.   The Rose Barracks PXtra invites children of deployed service members to create special care packages with…

Garmisch livens up Fire Prevention Week with ‘Sparky, the fire dog’

  GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany — The Great Chicago Fire, which began on Oct. 8, 1871, devastated the city, killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 homeless, destroyed more than 17,400 structures and burned more than 2,000 acres of land. In commemoration, Fire Prevention Week is observed each year during the week…

Garmisch team helps veteran revisit 1950s

  GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany — When Michael Bade asked his congressman for assistance in visiting the U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria–Garmisch community with his father, 85-year-old Army veteran Richard Bade, the wheels started spinning to make it happen.   Bade had been stationed in Garmisch in 1955 with the 1st Platoon, Company…