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…

How to prepare for, respond to severe weather in Germany

By Kellie Matack, USAG Bavaria Emergency Management   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — In the spring and summer, it is not unusual for Germany to experience an inflow of warm, humid air masses originating from the southwest. When these air masses converge with the colder air from the north, and there is…

USAG Bavaria Fire Department strengthens ties with German counterparts

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Fire Department hosted a special signing ceremony to renew community partnership with the Grafenwoehr Fire Department on Tuesday, April 27. At the Tower Barracks fire station, an official agreement of understanding was signed by USAG Bavaria Commander Col. Christopher Danbeck and…

Bavarian State Minister for Construction visits GTA

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — On April 25, the Bavarian State Minister for Construction, Kerstin Schreyer, visited the Grafenwoehr Training Area to learn about on-going and planned construction projects of the U.S. Army and the German Bundeswehr.   Her ministry and the local Bavarian state construction offices oversee, and assist with, all…

Exchange hosts Play-Doh sculpting contest for USAG Bavaria kids

AAFES News Release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – The Army & Air Force Exchange Service invites USAG Bavaria kids to enter the virtual Play-Doh Sculpt Contest for hands-on fun, as part of the Department of Defense retailer’s celebration of the Month of the Military Child.   From April 23 to 29, military…

Apply for 2021 Army Funded Legal Education Program

By the 7th Army Training Command Legal Office   What is the Funded Legal Education Program? Each year the U.S. Army selects up to 25 highly qualified Active Duty officers and NCOs to attend law school, leave their basic branch, and become Judge Advocates in the JAG Corps. This year’s…

Legionella testing to begin at USAG Bavaria

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — In order to ensure water safety, USAG Bavaria and U.S. Army garrisons across Germany will conduct a routine Legionella bacteria survey in all our communities.                             Final Governing Standards for Germany now require the annual monitoring of bathroom showers for Legionella bacteria at locations meeting technical…

Bavaria SHARP hosts Denim Day 2021

By USAG Bavaria SHARP Victim Advocate   April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, and as part of this month of awareness April 28, 2021, is Denim Day. This year marks the 22nd year of Denim Day, internationally.   A day for denim? You might be wondering why denim…

USDA: Bird Flu Outbreak in Europe

USDA News Release Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) virus is a highly infectious disease affecting wild and domestic birds. The disease can be devastating for domestic poultry. Unlike most other bird diseases, this virus has also infected mammals, including cats, pigs, and is potentially infectious for humans. However, the virus remains…

Exchange photo contest celebrates family fun for USAG Bavaria kids

AAFES News Release    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – Family fun creates lifelong memories, and now it also can help military families win prizes. The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is hosting a worldwide online contest celebrating family game night in honor of the Month of the Military Child.   From…

Grafenwoehr Exchange celebrates Month of the Military Child in April

AAFES News Release  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is committed to making life better for the USAG Bavaria community, including our youngest heroes. The Exchange is celebrating the Month of the Military Child with activities, games and giveaways throughout April 2021.   “Military children are…