USAG Bavaria hosts change of command ceremony

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria change of command ceremony opened with a proper Bavarian send-off on July 10, provided by the Black Powder Shooters of Volsbach. During the ceremony, Col. Adam J. Boyd relinquished command of USAG Bavaria to incoming Col. Christopher R. Danbeck.   While COVID-19…

Things you didn’t know: Maypoles in Germany

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Flowers have started to bloom, the sun has finally (yes, finally) peeked out from behind the winter clouds and the sound of chirping birds fills the air. Yes, spring is in the air, summer is following closely behind, and in Germany, the first of May is a…

USAG Bavaria sets environmental sustainability support example

  By Mark Albe and Caecilia Kastl-Meier   The Department of Defense mission is to provide the military forces necessary to deter war, protect the security of the American people, our allies, and advance our interests globally. To execute its mission and ensure compliance with Executive Order 13693, Planning for…

USAG Bavaria Fire Chief: Remember this when grilling

  By Josef Rodler, Garrison Fire Chief, USAG Bavaria Directorate of Emergency Services   Grilling outdoors   Your Grill MUST be “at least”10 feet away from any structure, trees, bushes, tents, decking, gazebo cars, and dumpsters, plus any overhangs from these hazards. Always grill on a flat, stable surface –…

Blood drive at Tower Barracks April 19

  Armed Services Blood Program – Europe news release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Armed Services Blood Program, along with the Grafenwoehr USO and American Red Cross, will host a blood drive April 19 to provide blood products and services to our armed services in peace and war.   The…

New family townhouses ready for PCS season

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Seventy new townhouses on Rose and Tower Barracks will be ready for families to move in by late May.   The three- and four-bedroom townhouses, for accompanied service members in the grades of E1 through E6, all have two-and-a half bathrooms, an upstairs laundry room, heated floors,…

Protecting personal information: Know your responsibilities

  USAG Bavaria Security Office news release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany—As a federal employee, military service member, or contractor, you already know that you’re responsible for protecting classified information. You probably also know that you must protect personally identifying information, or PII. However, did you know that for PII, email encryption…

Photo exhibition of life of US Soldiers, families in Bavaria

By Angela Buchfelder, Bavarian Times   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Grafenwoehr Culture and Military Museum hosts a photo exhibition highlighting the lives of U.S. Soldiers and their families.   Titled “The 51st State,” the exhibition features the work of Bavarian photographer Lila Hartig, who portrayed the personal life of Soldiers…

Town Hall: How ‘Readiness’ affects USAG Bavaria, and what you can do

  By Nathan Van Schaik and Jackie Pennoyer, UAG Bavaria Public Affairs   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The garrison commander here hosted a community town hall March 31 emphasizing how the U.S. Army’s evolving priorities will impact U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria.   Col. Mark Colbrook described how the Army’s mission will…

Town specific refuse trash bags now available at USAG Bavaria Express locations

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — In response to requests by community members, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service Express locations within garrison now sell trash bags specific to the local towns in the area.   For those who keep battling with more trash than their curbside trash bins can hold, the…

Application period open for Summer Hire 2016

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Community family members ages 14 – 22 years old now have the opportunity to gain meaningful job experience here while getting paid.   The Civilian Human Resources Agency Europe Region is accepting applications for the 2016 Army Europe Youth Summer Hire Program through April 15.…