USO Bavaria gives thanks to junior enlisted service members

Article by Sidney Sullivan and Julian Temblador / USAG Bavaria Public Affairs   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — USO Bavaria conducted its fourth annual Thanks for Thanksgiving program on Saturday, Nov. 21. Throughout the morning, 360 bags — filled with everything needed for a traditional Thanksgiving meal — were distributed from the…

Preventing outdoor hazards during the summer months

By Laura Garcia, program specialist with Army Substance Abuse Program (ASAP)   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – People crave the sun, and there is so much of it during the summer months. But as we enjoy the longer days and comfortable nights, there are still hazards we need to be aware of…

Keeping your pets safe this summer

By Laura Garcia, program specialist with Army Substance Abuse Program (ASAP)   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – It is not called the “dog days” of summer for nothing! The hot summer climate can present many issues for pets.   Heat can affect pets very quickly, so try to keep exposure to a…

USAG Bavaria students are back to school equipped with masks and hand sanitizers

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – USAG Bavaria schools reopened with strict COVID-19 protective measures on Monday, August 24. This comes after DoDEA put in place safety requirements and precautionary measures to ensure that students are protected to the greatest extent possible.   Kicking off the new school year, Col. Christopher Danbeck welcomed…

Safety tips for the road

By Laura Garcia, program specialist with Army Substance Abuse Program (ASAP)   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – Driving in the summer is just a matter of common sense. Arrive alive to your destination, have fun and come back safely. Be aware of these lifesaving tips, before you hit the road.   Make…

DoDEA-Europe town halls, orientations and resources for School Year 2020-21

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – The new school year starts on Monday, Aug. 24. Use these DoDEA-Europe focused town halls, orientation dates and resources to help prepare you and your family. For the latest updates, be sure to follow your school’s Facebook page and subscribe to the e-mail distribution lists.    …

Beat the heat with these family fun activities

By Laura Garcia, program specialist with Army Substance Abuse Program (ASAP)   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Is you family experiencing a lull in their summer fun? Check out these ideas aimed to beat the heat. Enjoy the remaining warm days ahead, as these activities will bring out the kid within all…

2020 Christmas Markets near USAG Bavaria

EDITORS NOTE: This article will be updated as soon as USAG Bavaria receives more information about approved Christmas markets in the area. Please note that if local governments approve local Christmas markets, they may look different this year due to COVID-19. By Johanna Lohwasser     GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — While…

USAG Bavaria recognizes 700 volunteers

By Andreas Kreuzer and Christina Wilson with USAG Bavaria Public Affairs    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Army Community Service (ACS) teams across U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria recognized volunteers at their 55th birthday celebration, over this past week. Volunteers — made up of Soldiers, family members and Army civilians — maintained a…

USAG Bavaria’s HHC welcomes new first sergeant

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – The Headquarters and Headquarters Company (HHC) of U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria conducted a change of responsibility ceremony, on July 28, 2020. During the ceremony, outgoing 1st Sgt. John P. Wright relinquished responsibility to incoming 1st Sgt. Daniel P. Deen.   Due to COVID-19 restrictions, ceremony participants and…

Sgt. Maj. of the Army Michael Grinston virtually visits the Senior Enlisted Symposium

By Julian Temblador and Sidney Sullivan   GARMISCH, Germany — Sgt. Maj. of the Army Michael A. Grinston hosted a virtual session with command sergeants major and staff sergeants major of U.S. Army Europe, during the U.S. Army Europe Senior Enlisted Symposium on July 21, 2020.   The Senior Enlisted…