Gate 6 re-opens; construction ends early to improve security and traffic flow

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Tower Barracks Gate 6 reopened ahead of schedule May 21 to inbound POV traffic as construction crews complete updates.   Construction was awarded and completed to enhance customer service to the 24/7 gate and increase the installation’s overall physical security and force protection.   During…

Young lives, big stories contest celebrates military youth

    April is Month of the Military Child.   Month of the Military Child activities and events reaffirm the Army’s commitment to ensuring excellence in schools, childcare and youth services as well as providing a strong supportive environment where children can thrive.   USAG Bavaria celebrates the Month of…

3 reasons to go to the European Theater Transition Summit

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrisons Bavaria and Rheinland Pfalz are hosting European Theater Transition Summits March 26-27 and March 28-29.   Organized by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Hiring Our Heroes Foundation, the events are focused on helping service members, veterans and military spouses build skills and…

College and Career Night at Vilseck High School March 26

  VILSEK, Germany — Pinpointing the right college and associated financial assistance just got a lot less stressful for students and parents living in the USAG Bavaria community.   The first annual “Vilseck High School College and Career Night” will be held Mon, March 26 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.…

March is Red Cross Month: How you can become a hero

  By Maureen Ragle, Field Office Coordinator   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — March is Red Cross Month and the USAG Bavaria Red Cross is giving you the tools to become a hero: Learn a lifesaving skill, become a volunteer or make a donation to #help1family on Giving Day – March 28.…

Improving financial stability strengthens Army readiness

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Financial instability and debt resulting in marital problems, loss of security clearance or even suicide degrade mission readiness.   But there are fixes.   “Soldiers’ top priority is to maintain their deployability,” said Command Sgt. Maj Mike Sutterfield, U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria’s command sergeant major.  …

Sun interference causes AFN TV and radio outages Feb 25-Mar 7

  By Staff Sgt. Ben Burgess, AFN Kaiserslautern   KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany —American Forces Network listeners and viewers can expect to lose service for up to 20 minutes at a time due to daily sun interference expected to last until March 7.   Sun outages occur when the sun passes directly…

Total Army Sponsorship Program Rodeo March 15 at Vilseck

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Army program designed to aid leaders and sponsors during relocation of their personnel will be held at U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria March 15.   USAG Bavaria’s Directorate of Human Resources conducts the Total Army Sponsorship Program Rodeo, or TASP Rodeo, March 15, 2018, beginning at…

Hockey team representing USAG Bavaria wins championship

  By Bradley J. Huestis, Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, 7th Army Training Command   GARMISCH, Germany — The Bayern Rangers US Army Ice Hockey Team took Garmisch by storm this past weekend.   Representing U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria the team showed up in force for the 26th annual…

Legionella testing to begin at USAG Bavaria

  Editor’s note: This article was updated Feb. 16, 2018.   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.                             Environmental Final Governing Standards for Germany now require the annual…

Army Emergency Relief campaign begins in March

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The launch of the annual Army Emergency Relief fundraising campaign is scheduled to get underway March 1 and will run through May 18, 2018.   Army Emergency Relief, or AER, is a nonprofit organization aimed at providing emergency financial assistance to active and retired Soldiers and…