Oktoberfest 2018 in Munich: Expect heightened security

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The 2018 Oktoberfest in Munich runs Sept. 22 through Oct. 7 and fest-goers can expect to see stringent security measures again, according to the official website.   The heightened security plans include a secured perimeter, a significant police presence with up to 450 security wardens on…

928th CBN holds change of command ceremony

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Lt. Col.  Isaac M. Torres assumed command of the 928th Contracting Battalion–Germany from Lt. Col. Jerel R. Grimes at a ceremony here June 21.   The ceremony and passing of the command’s colors was presided over by Col.  Douglas S. Lowrey, 409th Contracting Brigade Commander, Kaiserslautern, Germany.…

Be a good neighbor: USAG Bavaria housing policies

  By USAG Bavaria Housing Office   The intent of this policy is to reinforce German law as closely as possible, and to promote harmony in our communities and living areas.   Noise Control   All individuals within a USAG Bavaria housing community have the right to expect peace and…

Emergency Placement Care makes a difference

  By USAG Bavaria Family Advocacy Program   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Family Advocacy Program supports the Emergency Placement Care program as a way to provide short-term care for military children of families in crisis.   EPC is a voluntary or court-mandated service providing 24-hour care…

Bavaria celebrates 100 years as a Free State

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — In 1918, the November Revolution led to the overturn of the monarchy and the proclamation of the Free State of Bavaria, and now Bavaria is celebrating 100 years free.   Prior to the revolution, World War I had profoundly changed peoples’ lives. A shortage of supplies, the…

Get to know Germany’s bicycle rules of the road

    By USAG Bavaria Safety Office   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Whether you are taking a fun bike ride with the family, using a bicycle to get to work or as part of your fitness routine, make sure that safety is your primary concern.   This guide tells you what…

A short guide to on-post key systems

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The on-post key systems are amazing technologies, but users should be aware of dying batteries. Please see the below infographic as a short guide to using your key system and how your U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Key Control Office supports you.

Bavaria Exchanges generate $1.74M for quality-of-life programs in 2017

  AAFES NEWS RELEASE   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Last year, the U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria community generated $1.74 million for critical quality-of-life programs as Soldiers, retirees and their families shopped the Exchanges at Tower Barracks, Rose Barracks, Hohenfels and Garmisch.   The dividend is used to support USAG Bavaria Family and Morale,…

405th AFSB Germany welcomes new commander

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The 405th Army Field Support Battalion-Germany welcomed Lt. Col. Matthew A. Price at a change of command ceremony, here, June 14.   Lt. Col. Matthew A. Price assumed command from Lt. Col. Charles W. McPhail, who served as commander of the 405th AFSB since June 2016.…

USAG Bavaria celebrates US Army’s 243 years of history

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria celebrated the U.S. Army’s 243 years of service to our nation June 14, 2018, at the Stryker Inn Dining Facility on Rose Barracks.   Today’s celebration, organized by 2nd Cavalry Regiment, honors the Army’s great history and the heroes from World War I…

Elias Peißner and Lola Montez: A man from Vilseck and his role in history

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — In the 19th century, a woman caused a sensation in the kingdom of Bavaria and, along with a man from Vilseck, played a significant role in the revolution that ended the king’s reign.   Lola Montez, as she called herself, was a dancer, the mistress of…