Remember, celebrate, act: The life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Every January, the Department of Defense honors the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.   This year U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria paid tribute to Dr. King with a themed celebration titled “Remember, Celebrate, Act – A day on, not a day off,” Jan.…


Return ammunition on ‘No Questions Asked’ policy

  VILSECK, Germany — U. S. Army Garrison Bavaria holds its quarterly Amnesty Day event Jan. 8, 2019 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…

Recent changes to the UCMJ could affect you

      By Sgt. LaShic Patterson, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, Public Affairs    VILSECK, Germany – On Jan. 1, 2019, the military will see one of the most comprehensive changes created in decades to the Uniform Code of Military Justice through the Military Justice Act of 2016.   The MJA…

U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Soldier spotlight

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – Master Sgt. Stuart N. Sword, USAG Bavaria S-3 Operations NCOIC, played a key role in the planning and successful execution of the Grafenwoehr Health Clinic 2018 Influenza Pandemic Exercise.   With a short suspense Sword drafted the Garrison operation order (OPORD) and personally followed up with…

Go green this new year

  By: Elaine Freeth, USAG Bavaria Environmental Division GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — At the year’s end, it is customary to reflect on achievements made over the past twelve months, and look forward to the new year with a fresh set of goals. Adding New Year’s Resolutions, could save money, time, and…

Top 10 reasons vehicles fail inspection

By 86th Vehicle Readiness Squadron   From cracked windows to auto decals, here are the top 10 reasons your vehicle may fail inspection.   1. Engine/Transmission/Power Steering Fluid Leaks   The vehicle will be rejected if there is evidence of an excessive leak or an ongoing slow leak of oil,…

United States Garrison Bavaria honors one of its own

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Anthony Frazier,  Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation Advisor,  is being commended for his outstanding performance serving as the action officer for the 60th Annual German/American Volksfest.   Frazier effectively orchestrated numerous assets such as Department of Public Works (DPW), Directorate of Emergency Services (DES), Directorate of Family,…

Commissaries unaffected by government shutdown or Christmas Eve closure of federal offices

By DeCA Corporate Communications   FORT LEE, Virginia. – Military commissaries are not affected by a government shutdown, the Defense Commissary Agency announced.   Earlier in the fall, Congress finalized the budget for several departments, including Defense. Because DeCA is a defense agency, its operations will not be interrupted if…

USO opens annex at USAG Bavaria’s Camp Aachen

  Story by Spc. Hannah Tarkelly, 382nd Public Affairs Detachment   CAMP AACHAN, Germany – U.S. Soldiers attended the grand opening of the Camp Aachen Annex as part of the USO’s Holiday for Heroes program, Dec. 19, 2018.   The Camp Aachen Annex is an extension of the Camp Aachen…

Chapel interior designer makes Netzaberg inclusive place of worship

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – Service members, government employees and their families stationed in USAG Bavaria may be far away from the comforts of home, but the Netzaberg Chapel offers the community a beautiful and comfortable place of worship.     Thanks to Sasha Shatlan, the chapel’s interior designer, the space…

USAG Bavaria releases new Instagram page

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria has joined the Instagram family.   Instagram is an amazing tool to connect with our community members and share cool imagery of units, organizations, and communities across USAG Bavaria.   You can follow USAG Bavaria on Instagram at usag_bavaria.