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Electric scooters: get to know the new regulations

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Electric scooters are now legal in Germany with several restrictions and regulations.   In most cities in other countries, electric scooters belong to the cityscap, In Germany, it was forbidden to use them on public roads, but the country has recently released its first e-scooter regulation.  …


White-tailed eagle re-sighted near Regensburg

  By Christa Rolls, USAG Bavaria Environmental Division   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Grafenwoehr Training Area is one of the few places in Bavaria that supports a healthy population of white-tailed eagles (Haliaeetus albicilla), a species closely related to the North American bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus).   Recently, one of the…

IMCOM-E awards best in theater at Toppers

  Original Story by James Corbin, USAG Wiesbaden Public Affairs   WIESBADEN, Germany — For the third time in its much longer history, the Tournament of Plays, or Toppers, was held April 27 at U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden to recognize the best in community theater from across U.S. Army Europe.…

USAG Bavaria releases 2019-2020 Find-It Guide, garrison’s print installation guide and phonebook

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison officially released copies of its 2019-2020 print installation guide and phonebook.   Over 30,000 copies of the Find-It Guide were delivered across all USAG Bavaria, including its camps and installations at Grafenwoehr, Vilseck, Hohenfels and Garmisch.   The Find-It Guide is a free garrison-specific…

No health risk posed by native spindle ermine moth caterpillars

  By Elaine Freeth, USAG Bavaria Environmental Division   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Sightings of web covered shrubs with clusters of yellow and black spotted caterpillars around the garrison and residential areas have raised some voices of concern, but community members don’t have to worry about this particular caterpillar.    These native…

Oak Processionary Moth caterpillars in an oak tree located on Rose Barracks (Photo by Phillip Glaab, USAG Bavaria Environmental Division)

Community reminded to report, maintain distance from Oak Processionary Moth caterpillars

  By Elaine Freeth, USAG Bavaria Environmental Division   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria authorities request community members to report any nest findings of Oak Processional Moth caterpillars and keep their distance from the locations.   The Oak Processionary Moth (Thaumetopoea processionea), or Eichenprozessionsspinner in German, is a…

Bavaria Community and Spouses Club announces Spring 2019 grant recipients

  BCSC news release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Bavaria Community and Spouses Club is pleased to announce that 25 organizations were recipients of Community Outreach Grants during our Spring 2019 cycle.   Over $25,000 was distributed to the following groups:   AWAG   Boy Scouts Troop 261 Eagle Scout…

Get to know Germany’s bicycle rules of the road

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 you need to pay attention to in order…

Commissaries highlight patrons’ service with extra savings during Military Appreciation Month

Defense Commissary Agency news release   FORT LEE, Va. — The month of May is the commissary’s time to recognize the strength, courage and sacrifices of military family members, especially mothers.   “It’s Military Appreciation Month for commissaries, and we’re saying ‘thank you’ to our servicemen and women, retirees and…

Grafenwoehr Elementary School PTA awarded Google and National PTA grant to address digital safety

  GRAFENWOEHR ELEMENTARY PTA NEWS RELEASE   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Grafenwoehr Elementary School Parent-Teacher Association has been awarded a $1,000 grant from National PTA® and Google to provide parents with the resources they need to answer practical questions about digital safety and citizenship. The grant will be used to host…

101 volunteers contributed to successful programs in Hohenfels

  HOHENFELS, Germany — One hundred one individuals representing the roughly 13,230 hours registered volunteer hours at U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria – Hohenfels were recognized in the annual volunteer recognition ceremony April 25, here, at the Hilltop Club.   Volunteers provide many services such as making coffee, welcoming you as…