German-American ties flourish with Amberg construction projects

AMBERG, Germany — On July 22, 2021, 3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment Commander Lt. Col. Mark Bush and Command Sgt. Maj. Christopher Carbone attended the groundbreaking ceremony of the Kennedy Sued II housing area and the induction of the new nearby traffic circle in Amberg. The event was hosted by…

DES and local Polizei strengthen relationships over weapons training

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Upper Palatinate Polizei and U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria’s Department of Emergency Services held a joint Law Enforcement Weapons Training and Qualification exercise in the Grafenwoehr Training Area on May 18, 2021. Soldiers from DES and local Polizei went through the American LEWTAQ to strengthen bonds and…

Kick off the riding season with Motorcycle Mentorship Safety Day

  VILSECK, Germany – Motorcycle Mentorship Safety Day was hosted by the U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Safety Office on Friday, May 14. This event consisted of morning riding drills at the Vilseck Airfield and an afternoon group mentorship ride off-post.   “We are really happy that we can hold the…

German-American Volksfest 2021 has been canceled

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — After an intensive assessment, U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria has decided to not host the traditional German-American Volksfest Grafenwoehr this year due to the current Corona protective measures and restrictions.   As always, the health and safety of our staff, families and potential visitors is the garrison’s…

Edelweiss Lodge and Resort scheduled to reopen on May 21

Edelweiss Lodge and Resort News Release   GARMISCH, GERMANY — Consistent with host nation rules for hotel visits, the time has finally arrived to open the doors for service member guests at Edelweiss Lodge and Resort in beautiful Garmisch, Germany. The resort is scheduled to reopen on Friday, May 21.…

USAG Bavaria announced as finalist for the 2021 National Gold Medal Awards in Parks and Recreation Management

USAG Bavaria Family and MWR Marketing News Release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – The American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration, in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association, is pleased to announce U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria as a finalist for the 2021 National Gold Medal Awards for Excellence in…

Wildlife and Health Handbook: What to do when wildlife meets daily life

By Megan McKnight, USAG Bavaria Environmental Division   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria’s Environmental Division published a new “Wildlife and Health Handbook” to help community members safely navigate human and wildlife interactions at USAG Bavaria.   Ever found a bat in the attic, or a giant house spider…

After record $1.5M in donations to AER, Exchange shoppers continue to help Soldiers in need

AAFES Press Release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – The Grafenwoehr Exchange is family serving family, and Soldiers can help their battle buddies in need by donating to Army Emergency Relief at the PX register.   In 2020, Exchanges worldwide donated nearly $1.5 million to AER, an increase of more than 1,000%…

Hohenburg security fence works to catch large falling boulders

By Nanette Schneider, USAG Bavaria Hohenfels Environmental Division   HOHENBURG, Germany — An extremely heavy rock fragment, weighing about one ton, came loose and fell off the cliff right above the town of Hohenburg. It was caught by a safety net, preventing serious damage to the well-known Hammermühle. Looking at…

Grafenwoehr Exchange rewards classroom excellence with You Made the Grade program

AAFES News Release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – Whether learning at home or in the classroom, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is recognizing military students for academic accomplishments through its You Made the Grade program. Students in grades first through 12, who maintain a B average or higher, are…

U.S. Army offers COVID-19 vaccination to local nationals

VILSECK, Germany — U.S. Army Medical Department Activity-Bavaria, in collaboration with U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria, 7th Army Training Command and the tenant units within the USAG Bavaria footprint, conducted a weeklong COVID-19 Vaccination drive starting on May 3, 2021, at the Multi-Purpose Center on Rose Barracks.   According to U.S.…