Apple Days: Learn all about apples with the Environmental Division

By Megan McKnight with USAG Bavaria Environmental Division   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – Throughout September, the USAG Bavaria Environmental Division celebrates the apple harvest season during a series of events called, “Apple Days.” The organization encourages community members to take this opportunity to learn more about apples and the trees on…

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’s HHC welcomes new first sergeant

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – The Headquarters and Headquarters Company (HHC) of U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria conducted a change of responsibility ceremony, on July 28, 2020. During the ceremony, outgoing 1st Sgt. John P. Wright relinquished responsibility to incoming 1st Sgt. Daniel P. Deen.   Due to COVID-19 restrictions, ceremony participants and…

Sgt. Maj. of the Army Michael Grinston virtually visits the Senior Enlisted Symposium

By Julian Temblador and Sidney Sullivan   GARMISCH, Germany — Sgt. Maj. of the Army Michael A. Grinston hosted a virtual session with command sergeants major and staff sergeants major of U.S. Army Europe, during the U.S. Army Europe Senior Enlisted Symposium on July 21, 2020.   The Senior Enlisted…

ACS recognizes community volunteers in honor of 55 years of service

By Katie L. Glover with USAG Bavaria Army Community Service   VILSECK, Germany — On July 24, U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria’s Army Community Service (ACS), observes its 55th birthday by celebrating volunteer service in the community.   ACS is providing birthday refreshments, including cupcakes and ice cream, community resource materials…

Too much heat can wreak havoc on your system

By Laura Garcia, program specialist with Army Substance Abuse Program (ASAP) GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — It’s officially summer in Bavaria! While these farmlands still receive occasional rain showers, the clouds do not always ward off heat. And when the sun does peak through, the temperature tends to get hot. Besides making…

Barbecue tips to prevent burnt food and property

By Laura Garcia, program specialist with Army Substance Abuse Program (ASAP) GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Who doesn’t love hamburgers, steaks and vegetable skewers hot off the grill? Add some tasty side dishes and the day is perfect. Keep your barbecue fun and accident free, by being knowledgeable of the dangers that…

Stay water safe with these tips

By Laura Garcia, program specialist with Army Substance Abuse Program (ASAP)   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Water activities are a great way to stay cool this summer, especially as area lockdown restrictions begin to ease. But before you take the plunge, brush up on these water related safety tips that could…

USAG Bavaria hosts change of command ceremony

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria change of command ceremony opened with a proper Bavarian send-off on July 10, provided by the Black Powder Shooters of Volsbach. During the ceremony, Col. Adam J. Boyd relinquished command of USAG Bavaria to incoming Col. Christopher R. Danbeck.   While COVID-19…

Learn about bird rehabilitation at LBV Oberpfalz

By Christa Rolls with USAG Bavaria Environmental Division   Landesbund für Vogelschutz in der Oberpfalz (LBV) is a non-profit organization in Bavaria that specializes in bird rehabilitation and wildlife education. Local rehabilitation centers are important to combating the anthropogenic effects on wildlife, while simultaneously providing an opportunity to educate the…

Red Cross Offers Ways to Stay Safe As You Look Ahead to Fun this Summer

American Red Cross News Release VILSECK, Germany —Summer is just ahead—the perfect time of the year to enjoy the outdoors. But this year summer fun will be different due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The American Red Cross, Vilseck Complex offers safety tips you can follow.   If your community…