Residential window safety information

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – The home should be a safe place for everyone, but there are some hazards families should always be aware of. Ranking as one of the top five hidden hazards in the home are windows. Falls from windows are more common than people might think. According to studies…

Rose Barracks Express gets a facelift

AAFES News Release   VILSECK — The Army & Air Force Exchange Service began renovating the Rose Barracks Express to enhance the quality of life for those serving far from home.   The Express is receiving its first major renovation, since it was built more than 22 years ago. The…

Translation: New ordinance on infection protection measures from March 20, 2022

Editor’s Note: Currently, the official translation is being worked by the Bavaria Legal Office. Once it is available, it will be posted to the 7th Army Training Command COVID-19 Portal: https://www.7atc.army.mil/COVID-19/ Bavarian State Chancellery Press Release   MUNICH — On March 15, the Bavarian State Government announced changes to the…

USAG Bavaria kicks-off AER Campaign 2022

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria kicked-off its 2022 Army Emergency Relief Campaign on March 1, at the Tower View Conference Center. This year marks the 80th anniversary for the AER program. It was founded in 1942 by Secretary of War Henry Stimson and Chief of Staff Gen. George Marshall. Charged…

Motorcycle licensing at USAG Bavaria

By USAG Bavaria Safety Office   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Motorcycle season is here, and U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria’s Safety Office wants you to be prepared for this year’s riding season.   “USAG Bavaria provides two motorcycle training options. These are mandatory for active-duty in order to operate a motorcycle in…

USAG Bavaria energy team finds, fixes inefficiencies

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria energy management team surveyed a small arms range in the Grafenwoehr Training Area, on Feb. 8. This survey is a part of a larger effort to maximize energy efficiency across the USAG Bavaria footprint.   Paul Hlawatsch, the energy manager of USAG…

Ceremony signifies completion of Schlatterweihr Dam repairs

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – On Feb. 28, a ribbon-cutting ceremony marked the completion of critical, time-sensitive repairs to Schlatterweiher Dam at U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria. Located within the Grafenwoehr Training Area and impacting several ranges, construction teams raced against the clock to successfully complete the work on-time as to not…

USAG Bavaria recognizes DHR employee for stellar job performance, dedication

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria recently announced its 2021 Army Professional of the Year winners. The Level I recipient, Melisa R. Silva, proudly works for the Directorate of Human Resources on Tower Barracks.   Silva is both a fingerprint coordinator and a DEERS verifying official for human resources.…

USAG Bavaria recognizes S 3/5 employee for excellent service to the Garmisch community

GARMISCH, Germany — The U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Garmisch community recognized Harold A. Zarecki for his excellent service to the local military community. In a small ceremony on Feb. 10, 2022, Zarecki was presented the Army Professional of the Year – Level II award for 2021 by Michael Daniels, deputy…

Things you didn’t know: Easter traditions in Germany

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — When it comes to celebrations in Germany, colorfully decorated trees are not just for the Christmas season.   Roughly four weeks before Easter, which falls on April 17, 2022, handcrafted eggs dangle from the branches of birch trees — symbolizing new life and fertility. Towns of all…

Feb. 17 is the application deadline for the annual Scholarships for Military Children program

DeCA News Release   FORT LEE, Va. – The Feb. 17 deadline to apply to the Scholarships for Military Children program, administered by the nonprofit Fisher House Foundation, is quickly approaching.   A total of 500 scholarship grants, each for $2,000, will be awarded for the 2022-23 school year with…