USO Bavaria gives thanks to junior enlisted service members

Article by Sidney Sullivan and Julian Temblador / USAG Bavaria Public Affairs   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — USO Bavaria conducted its fourth annual Thanks for Thanksgiving program on Saturday, Nov. 21. Throughout the morning, 360 bags — filled with everything needed for a traditional Thanksgiving meal — were distributed from the…

An easy guide to bulk trash disposal at USAG Bavaria

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Bulk trash disposal is an ongoing question for many community members in the Tower and Rose Barracks areas of U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria. Here is a general breakdown of what it is and when it occurs.   Throughout the year, residents can bring bulk trash items…

Command Sgt. Maj. Michael J. Spear: New CSM at USAG Bavaria

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria welcomed its new senior enlisted leader, during a change of responsibility ceremony on June 19. Command Sgt. Maj. Micheal D. Sutterfield, outgoing command sergeant major of USAG Bavaria, relinquished his responsibilities of the garrison to Command Sgt. Maj. Michael J. Spear.   Precautionary…

Ammerthal shows support for its partnership squadron in USAG Bavaria

  VILSECK, Germany — Mayor Anton Peter of Ammerthal and Chairperson Doris Weiss of the Ammerthal Homeland and Cultural Association were special guests at the change of command ceremony of their partnership squadron, 2nd Air Support Operation Squadron (2ASOS), on June 18, 2020.   The ceremony took place on Rose…

Return ammunition on ‘No Questions Asked’ policy

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria holds its quarterly Amnesty Day event July 14, 2020, 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 9…

Shake things up with these mocktail recipes

By Laura Garcia, program specialist with Army Substance Abuse Program (ASAP) Back in the States, mocktail bars are growing in popularity for good reason. Patrons can have a great time with friends — drinking refreshing, healthy beverages — while avoiding some of the perils of drinking alcohol. Trading in a…

Bavaria Community and Spouses’ Club distributes over $125,000 back to community

Bavaria Community and Spouses Club news release   The Bavaria Community and Spouses Club (BCSC) is pleased to announce that during the 2019-2020 board year, BCSC distributed $128,188 in Community Outreach Grants and Scholarships to the USAG Bavaria community. This is a record distribution total for the club in one…

Test your drinking IQ with this Summer Sense Campaign quiz

By Laura Garcia, program specialist with Army Substance Abuse Program (ASAP)   Having more hours of sunshine is a wonderful thing, but all that extra time can lead to a lot more drinking. Let’s take a moment to focus on the effects of drinking alcohol. Are you aware of your…

Vilseck High graduates amidst coronavirus pandemic

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Students from Vilseck High School graduated on June 6, 2020, with hopes for their future amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.    “I want to commend us for how optimistic, resilient and unwavering we all have been throughout this process,” said Vilseck High School Class President Hassanatou Balde.   Vilseck…

Second week of the Summer Sense Campaign shares recipes for the family

By Laura Garcia, program specialist with Army Substance Abuse Program (ASAP)   Looking for ways to have fun with the family? Try an old fashioned barbecue, as it can be done without a great deal of travel. You can also involve the kids in creating non-open flame dishes for the…

Summer Sense Campaign starts with COVID-19 precautions in mind

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Army Substance Abuse Program (ASAP) hosts its annual Summer Sense Campaign at USAG Bavaria; however, this time with a virtual nod to the COVID-19 restrictions.    The 2020 Summer Sense Campaign aims to further help reduce alcohol related incidents throughout the community. It does this by bringing…