Apple Days: Learn all about apples with the Environmental Division

By Megan McKnight with USAG Bavaria Environmental Division   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – Throughout September, the USAG Bavaria Environmental Division celebrates the apple harvest season during a series of events called, “Apple Days.” The organization encourages community members to take this opportunity to learn more about apples and the trees on…

Vilseck Elementry School awards ceremony to celebrate reducing waste and encourage recycling

by Christa Rolls, USAG Bavaria DPW Environmental Division   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – Vilseck Elementary School held a special assembly awarding students who reduced their lunchtime waste. For three months, teachers and parent volunteers with first through fifth grade students monitored the amount of trash and recyclable products produced at Wednesday…

Provost Marshal Minute: Warmer weather warnings

USAG Bavaria Provost Marshal   A few quick reminders concerning driving safety, especially as the weather becomes nicer and we continue with training rotations:   As with every rotation, there will be an increased amount of vehicles on the roadways. These additional vehicles will bring more mud and debris to…

Coronavirus update for Europe

by Regional Health Command Europe   As a result of the current coronavirus outbreak in Northern Italy, U.S. European Command medical professionals are working closely with appropriate authorities to monitor the situation, coordinate the latest guidance from DOD and CDC, and distribute information to DOD personnel throughout the European theater…

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Speed limits reduced during PT hours at Tower and Rose Barracks

By Julian Temblador, USAG Bavaria Public Affairs   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany ­­— Speed limits are being reduced to 20 kph during PT hours, Monday – Friday from 6 – 8 a.m., on the main roads at both Tower and Rose Barracks, effective Feb. 18, 2020.   The Directorate of Emergency Services…

COLA to increase or remain same for service members in Germany

  The allowance designed to offset overseas prices will increase or remain steady for service members stationed in Germany beginning March 1.   The overseas Cost of Living Allowance, or COLA, is the non-taxable supplemental pay allowance designed to offset overseas prices of non-housing goods and services.   The new…

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

  By Kelly Thornborrow, Family Advocacy Program Educator   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month with the goal of bringing increased awareness to what teen dating violence is and how to prevent it.   Teen Dating Violence occurs when physical violence (ex. hitting, biting), psychological aggression…

USAG Bavaria opens new IACS office at Rose Barracks

  VILSECK, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria opens an additional office to cope with the growth and demand for installation access services.   The Installation Access Control System (IACS) Office will open Feb. 10, 2020, at Rose Barracks, Bldg. 1701, in Vilseck across from the Military Police Station.  …

Hohenfels youth showcase artistic talents

  HOHENFELS, Germany — The Hohenfels Boys and Girls Clubs of America showcased their artistic talents at the 2020 BGCA Art Exhibition award ceremony here, Jan. 17.   Little artists, ages six to 12, competed in five different categories and in two age groups.  All 11 participants were awarded with…

Legal Office: Guide to claims for loss or damage to your household goods or vehicle

Rose Barracks Law Center, Office of the Staff Judge Advocate               VILSECK, Germany — The 7th Army Training Command claims office at USAG Bavaria processes claims filed by active-duty service members and DOD civilians against the U.S. government.   Here’s what you need to know.          If you notice…

New AER program to offer $1,500 for out-of-pocket childcare costs

By Sean Kimmons, Army News Service   Army Emergency Relief will begin providing up to $1,500 on Feb. 1 to help cover childcare costs for Soldiers and families who move to a new duty station.   The AER Childcare Assistance Program offers $500 per month for three consecutive months in…