Soldiers collect toys for host nation children at GTA march

By Sgt. Brea DuBose, Broadcaster with AFN Bavaria   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Across U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria, organizations teamed up to deliver holiday cheer by conducting the annual Operation Toy Drop and Delivery event on Wednesday, Dec. 1. Soldiers and their families gathered community-donated toys in boxes at the Bunker…

Assumption of responsibility ceremony welcomes USAG Bavaria senior enlisted leader

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria officially welcomed Command Sgt. Maj. Sebastian A. Camacho, during an assumption of responsibility ceremony at the Tower Barracks Physical Fitness Center on July 9. Camacho assumed his duties as the senior enlisted leader by receiving the command’s colors from Col. Christopher R.…

Peregrine falcon nest found within Grafenwoehr Training Area’s historic landmark

By Megan McKnight, USAG Bavarian Environmental Division   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – During a routine inspection of the Forest House in June, U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Environmental Division staff member Stefan Haertl overheard a nearby peregrine falcon cry and observed an adult bird enter the historic Grafenwoehr Water Tower. Upon further…

USCIS hosts first virtual naturalization ceremony at USAG Bavaria

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services conducted its first virtual naturalization ceremony at U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria, on both June 30 and July 1. This two-day ceremony was part of a special program to naturalize active-duty military members and their families. In total, 50 candidates from 25 countries…

What you need to know about fireworks at USAG Bavaria

  Fireworks on Army Installations:   AE Reg 600-1, Regulated Activities in Europe, 20 May 09, Par. 26 d states that “Personnel will not use or ignite fireworks or flares on places under the control of the U.S. Army.”   Fireworks Off-post:   Fireworks in Germany are only sold between…

Tips for preventing summer sport injuries

By Laura Garcia, program specialist with Army Substance Abuse Program (ASAP)   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Summer sports can be lots of fun! But high impact workouts, such as running, soccer, basketball and gymnastics, can place great demand on the joints. And after being inside for a long winter, bodies may not…

VA Foreign Medical Program offers reimbursements for COVID-19 Vaccine

VA OCONUS Connection Bulletin (June 2021) To view the original bulletin, please visit: https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USVAVBA/bulletins/2da2d54    COVID-19 Vaccine Veterans currently living or traveling outside the United States, who are eligible for the VA Foreign Medical Program, can receive reimbursement from VA for a COVID-19 vaccine. We can pay for a COVID-19 vaccine…

Tips for preventing summer medical emergencies

By Laura Garcia, program specialist with Army Substance Abuse Program (ASAP)   GRAFENWOEHR – Summer can bring so many good times and memories.  Getting together with friends to relax and enjoy the summer weather after being in the cold months can provide some much needed happiness.  However, there summer can…

AAFES Reel Time Theaters reopening across USAG Bavaria

AAFES Press Release   GRAFENWOEHR, GERMANY — As local COVID-19 restrictions continue to ease, Army & Air Force Exchange Service is reopening its Real Time Theaters across U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria starting Friday, June 25. At Grafenwoehr, Vilseck and Hohenfels, the Reel Time Theaters will schedule movie showings every Friday,…

HTA erosion control structures prevent local community from flooding

By Nanette Schneider, USAG Bavaria Hohenfels Environmental Division   HOHENFELS, Germany — Heavy rainfall hit the northwestern part of the Hohenfels Training Area in June 2021, creating extreme conditions. Within a few hours, monitoring stations recorded a downpour of over 100 liters of rain per square meter. At the Weihermühlbach…

AAFES shoppers generate $1.72 million for USAG Bavaria community in 2020

AAFES Press Release   GRAFENWOEHR, GERMANY — It matters where Soldiers and their families shop, and authorized Army & Air Force Exchange Service shoppers are doing their part to strengthen the U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria community. In 2020, Exchange shoppers generated $1.72 million for critical quality-of-life programs.   The dividend…