A community member’s guide to understanding FPCON

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Army in Europe relies on four Force Protection Condition (FPCON) levels — A, B, C and D — or as the Army says, Alpha, Bravo, Charlie and Delta. The levels increase from lowest condition at Alpha to the highest and most protective at Delta.  …

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…

From family strong to Army strong: How Army chaplains enable ‘spiritual readiness’ at USAG Bavaria

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The USAG Bavaria Religious Support Office helps Soldiers, families and spouses in four communities to support readiness for the troops.   The USAG Bavaria chaplain’s mission is to provide religious support by providing both religious services and counsel. Their broader aim at USAG Bavaria, however, is…

Securing USAG Bavaria a shared responsibility

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – Be empowered, not impaired. Be aware, not afraid.   That’s the logic of the U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria’s antiterrorism officer here, who is reminding community members to stay alert and report suspicious activities.   “I worry that complacency is a vulnerability to our overall security,” said…

Army spouse Maureen Ragle a trail blazer at Bavaria Red Cross

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany –  Maureen Ragle began her service to The American Red Cross as Field Office Coordinator for USAG Bavaria on June 5, 2017.   Ms. Ragle brings a wide variety of experience to her position, as well as specialized education.   “Being with the Red Cross has given…

Stream Olympics for free with the Exchange

  AAFES news release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany  – The Winter Games are about to begin and free streaming of the Olympics for service members and families is back.   The Exchange is honored to partner with Comcast NBCUniversal and local cable, satellite, dMVPD and Telco providers to bring the 2018…

Grafenwoehr Exchange supports Soldier readiness with healthy eating options

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – The Grafenwoehr Exchange now offers more better-for-you dining options than ever, reaffirming its commitment to readiness and resiliency for Soldiers and their families.   As a partner in the Healthy Army Community initiative under the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Army & Air Force…