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…

Optional: How to get the EU COVID VAX Digital Certificate in Germany

Editor’s Note: It is not required that USAG Bavaria community members obtain an EU COVID VAX Digital Certificate. Choosing to obtain a digital passport is completely voluntary for U.S. personnel. GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – When U.S. personnel are vaccinated against COVID-19 on the installation, military health clinics issue patients an official…

Tips for preventing foodborne illnesses

By Laura Garcia, program specialist with Army Substance Abuse Program (ASAP)   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Summertime is the perfect opportunity to enjoy a meal outdoors. While enjoying picnics, barbecues and potlucks outside, follow these Summer Sense Campaign tips to help prevent cases of foodborne illness.  Keep your hands clean by…

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Prepare for a safe summer by being alcohol aware

By Laura Garcia, program specialist with Army Substance Abuse Program (ASAP)   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Army Substance Abuse Program provides resources to community members so everyone can make smart decisions regarding alcohol consumption. Check out tips the program has for responsibly consuming, and avoiding, alcoholic beverages this summer.  …

Return ammunition on ‘No Questions Asked’ policy

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria holds its quarterly Amnesty Day event July 29, 2021, to afford the USAG Bavaria community the opportunity to turn in ammunition on a no-questions-asked basis.   The next Community Amnesty Day for ammunition and explosives (A & E) will run from 8:30…

LRC Bavaria employee: ASC’s Journey to Leadership course highly beneficial

By Cameron Porter, 405th AFSB Public Affairs Officer   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – Leaders aren’t born. They’re developed. And U.S. Army Sustainment Command has an incredibly successful program of collaborative instruction and leader development that helps shape ASC’s future force of Army leaders.   David Saenz is a living, breathing, walking…

American Red Cross lets community members volunteer from home

By Brea DuBose, Volunteer with American Red Cross Vilseck Complex   VILSECK, Germany — Before the coronavirus pandemic, most American Red Cross volunteers offered assistance in person. From helping run blood drives, to teaching classes and supporting the military community in Bavaria, the volunteer opportunities were endless. But as the…

Local police address speeding concerns

Reminder: If community members are involved in a traffic collision off-post, they are required to call German Polizei immediately (CIV 110) and notify MPs within 72 hours. If the collision happens on-post, call the MPs immediately (CIV 09662-83-3398). Additionally, if a driver strikes a deer, boar or another animal, the…

Translation: Report from the Bavarian State Chancellery meeting on June 4

Bavarian State Chancellery Press Release June 4, 2021: Combating the corona pandemic / lower incidences and increasing vaccination rates enable restrictions to be relaxed significantly   MUNICH — The effects of the corona pandemic have been shaping public and private life for over a year now. The pandemic is not…

USAG Bavaria removes abandoned vehicles from installation

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria removed approximately 50 vehicles from the Tower Barracks abandoned vehicle lot on Tuesday, June 2. These vehicles are then salvaged and sold for scrap by the local Family and MWR program.   According to officials with the Department of Emergency Services, over 300…

USAG Bavaria volunteers recognized for over 54,00 volunteer hours

VILSECK, Germany — Three volunteers from the Rose and Tower Barracks area were bestowed with the Volunteer of the Year award during the 2021 Volunteer Recognition Ceremony on May 26, 2021, at the Rose Barracks Theater.    Jessica Horton, the ACS Volunteer Corps program manager, said that the annual event…