“Weisswurstfrühstueck”: Everything to know about Bavaria’s traditional white sausage

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — One of the most anticipated meals in southern Germany is the “Weisswurstfruehstueck,” or white sausage breakfast. Eating Weisswurst, or white sausage, is one of the many traditions a person can partake in when coming to Bavaria. But why do Germans eat it, and what is the right…

Tips for preventing foodborne illnesses

By Laura Garcia, program specialist with Army Substance Abuse Program (ASAP)   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Summertime is the perfect opportunity to enjoy a meal outdoors. While enjoying picnics, barbecues and potlucks outside, follow these Summer Sense Campaign tips to help prevent cases of foodborne illness.  Keep your hands clean by…

Assorted Alcoholic Beverage Drinks On White Background, red wine, white wine, champagne, whiskey, beer, cider

Prepare for a safe summer by being alcohol aware

By Laura Garcia, program specialist with Army Substance Abuse Program (ASAP)   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Army Substance Abuse Program provides resources to community members so everyone can make smart decisions regarding alcohol consumption. Check out tips the program has for responsibly consuming, and avoiding, alcoholic beverages this summer.  …

Return ammunition on ‘No Questions Asked’ policy

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria holds its quarterly Amnesty Day event July 29, 2021, 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 8:30…

LRC Bavaria employee: ASC’s Journey to Leadership course highly beneficial

By Cameron Porter, 405th AFSB Public Affairs Officer   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – Leaders aren’t born. They’re developed. And U.S. Army Sustainment Command has an incredibly successful program of collaborative instruction and leader development that helps shape ASC’s future force of Army leaders.   David Saenz is a living, breathing, walking…

American Red Cross lets community members volunteer from home

By Brea DuBose, Volunteer with American Red Cross Vilseck Complex   VILSECK, Germany — Before the coronavirus pandemic, most American Red Cross volunteers offered assistance in person. From helping run blood drives, to teaching classes and supporting the military community in Bavaria, the volunteer opportunities were endless. But as the…

Local police address speeding concerns

Reminder: If community members are involved in a traffic collision off-post, they are required to call German Polizei immediately (CIV 110) and notify MPs within 72 hours. If the collision happens on-post, call the MPs immediately (CIV 09662-83-3398). Additionally, if a driver strikes a deer, boar or another animal, the…

Translation: Report from the Bavarian State Chancellery meeting on June 4

Bavarian State Chancellery Press Release June 4, 2021: Combating the corona pandemic / lower incidences and increasing vaccination rates enable restrictions to be relaxed significantly   MUNICH — The effects of the corona pandemic have been shaping public and private life for over a year now. The pandemic is not…

USAG Bavaria removes abandoned vehicles from installation

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria removed approximately 50 vehicles from the Tower Barracks abandoned vehicle lot on Tuesday, June 2. These vehicles are then salvaged and sold for scrap by the local Family and MWR program.   According to officials with the Department of Emergency Services, over 300…

USAG Bavaria volunteers recognized for over 54,00 volunteer hours

VILSECK, Germany — Three volunteers from the Rose and Tower Barracks area were bestowed with the Volunteer of the Year award during the 2021 Volunteer Recognition Ceremony on May 26, 2021, at the Rose Barracks Theater.    Jessica Horton, the ACS Volunteer Corps program manager, said that the annual event…

Tips for safely exploring Germany’s great outdoors

By Laura Garcia, program specialist with Army Substance Abuse Program (ASAP)   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — It is finally starting to warm up in Germany, and the time has come to get outside and enjoy this lush, green scenery. Riding bicycles, hiking, walking or running — all of these physical activities…