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.  …

Rose Barracks opens Bavaria’s largest Functional Fitness Facility

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — To meet the demands of the new Soldier Readiness Test and Army Combat Readiness Test, Tower Barracks and Rose Barracks have transformed two fitness facilities into new functional fitness gyms.   The 5,000-square-foot Rose Barracks functional fitness facility opened its doors April 13 to all DOD ID…

Gate 6 closed May 14-25; construction to improve traffic and security

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Tower Barracks Gate 6 will close to inbound POV traffic May 14-25 as construction crews re-organize the 24/7 gate and increase the installation’s overall physical security and force protection.   During the reconstruction project, all POV inbound traffic coming from B299 will be redirected to Gate…

Community survey aims to improve quality of life

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Community Health Promotion Council is currently conducting a survey to improve the quality of life within the community.   The Community Strengths and Themes Assessment is an online survey open to all Soldiers, family members, Army civilians and retirees that empowers the…

USAG Bavaria introduces Alcohol Incident Reduction Initiative

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria community leaders and support agencies recently introduced the Alcohol Incident Reduction Initiative to decrease the abuse of alcohol and resulting risky behaviors in the community.   To support the efforts of the Bavaria Health Initiative, the Community Health Promotion Council started the…

Exchange Shoppers Can ‘Give and Get Back’ to Help Army, Air Force Relief Funds

  AAFES NEWS RELEASE   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Tower Barracks Exchange is making it easy for shoppers to help Soldiers and military families in need during the first of three “Give and Get Back” donation periods.   From May 15 through May 20, Army & Air Force Exchange Service shoppers…

Cute pets can cash in on Exchange contests

  AAFES NEWS RELEASE   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – Cute canines, cats, canaries and other beloved pets can finally make their adorable looks pay off in two separate contests.   Army & Air Force Exchange Service shoppers can bring their pets or come see the Annual Patriot Pet Show competition and enjoy…

USAG Bavaria’s Sgt. Jeremy Lucena runner-up at IMCOM Best Warrior Competition

  By Susan A. Merkner, U.S. Army Installation Management Command GRAFENWOEHR, Germany —  Two Soldiers have won the right to represent the U.S. Army Installation Management Command in this year’s Army-wide Best Warrior Competition.   Sgt. Anthony J. Brown-Davis, IMCOM Readiness, USAG Fort Irwin, was named IMCOM’s NCO of the…

Always carry 2 forms of photo ID when entering USAG Bavaria installations

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Community members with installation passes should always carry a second form of photo identification when accessing any of the installations at U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria, as well as all U.S. military installations in Europe, according to officials here.   When entering post as a DOD cardholder…

Airmen memorialize fallen heroes during annual 24-hour Run Challenge

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Tactical Air Control Party Airmen from across Europe ran to memorialize fallen Airmen and Soldiers here, April 26 to 27, during the 7th Annual TACP 24-hour Run Challenge.   “My goal is 60 miles. Last year I got 52 and I am trying to beat that,”…

Newcomers challenged to discover Bavaria

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — United States Army Garrison Bavaria Army Community Service offers newcomers an opportunity to get to know Bavaria while collecting stamps in the Passport Challenge booklet.   “This program is designed to make the spouses feel welcome in USAG Bavaria, and it should also help to integrate and…