USAG Bavaria recognizes, awards community volunteers

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — April is National Volunteer Month. To celebrate, Army Community Service teams recently recognized local volunteers at ceremonies across U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria.   Last year, 376 volunteers were registered within the USAG Bavaria footprint — which includes Tower Barracks, Rose Barracks, Hohenfels and Garmsich. Furthermore, these volunteers…

Some fees for MWR services set to rise April 1

By Mark Heeter with Installation Management Command Directorate-Europe   WIESBADEN, Germany – The fees for five Army Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) programs and services in IMCOM-Europe will increase beginning April 1, to offset years of rising costs of maintaining them without price increases for the customers.    “Fees for…

USAG Bavaria firefighters rescue German family

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria firefighters rescued three local Germans from an off-post family house fire on Thursday, Jan. 20, along Alte Amberger Strasse in Grafenwoehr.  It was a shocking surprise for the residents of a multi-story house in Grafenwoehr, when massive amounts of smoke flooded the…

USAG Bavaria Environmental Division collects surface water samples across GTA

By Megan McKnight, USAG Bavaria Environmental Division   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Water quality directly impacts environmental and human health; consequently, human actions can influence water quality. Proactive management approaches are some of the best ways to protect, and ensure, healthy water resources. Thus in late December 2021, the U.S. Army…

Translation: New ordinance on infection protection measures from Jan. 13, 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 Jan. 11, the Bavarian State Government announced several changes to the current…

Col. Shawn McCammon carves into the new year

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Chaplain Col. Shawn McCammon, the Command Chaplain for U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria, constructed a Bima (Torah reading table) for the Jewish community within the USAG Bavaria footprint.   “Woodworking is a hobby of mine, and I enjoy building things for people and organizations,” McCammon said. “I have…

January inventories impact AAFES store hours at USAG Bavaria

AAFES Press Release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – The Grafenwoehr Consolidated Exchange will be conducting its annual inventories from Jan. 12 – 30, 2022. On select days across U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria, the Exchange Main Store will be closed and smaller retail facilities will be closing early or opening later.  …

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 12 months, and look forward to the new year with a fresh set of goals. Adding New Year’s Resolutions could save money, time and…

LRC Bavaria employee provides valuable customer service to U.S. personnel for over 44 years

By Cameron Porter, 405th AFSB Public Affairs Officer   Name: Karl BielmeierJob title: Transportation Management SpecialistAssigned: Personal Property Processing Office, Transportation Division, Logistics Readiness Center Bavaria, 405th Army Field Support BrigadeLocation: Tower Barracks, Grafenwoehr, GermanyExperience: I’ve been working for the U.S. Government for more than 44 years. I started working…

USAG Bavaria Fire Department receives IMCOM-Europe awards

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – Installation Management Command-Europe awarded the U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Fire Department with two awards for FY 2021. For the seventh consecutive year, the department as a whole was recognized as the best medium size fire department across the IMCOM-Europe Region. On an individual level, a lifetime achievement…

Translation: New ordinance on infection protection measures from Dec. 28, 2021

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/ Federal Cabinet of Germany (Bundesregierung) Press Release   BERLIN — The following decisions were made by the Minister Presidents of the…