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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.  …

Practice fire extinguisher safety with USAG Bavaria’s Fire Department

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – During National Fire Prevention Week, the USAG Bavaria Fire Department invites community members to participate in fire extinguisher trainings. This year, the campaign runs from Oct. 4 to Oct. 10, 2020.   At these trainings, participants learn about fire safety and practice using a fire extinguisher under…

Early Return of Dependents procedures now available online for service members

  By Katie Glover, ACS Program Specialist    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – For many families, command sponsorship within U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria is a once in a lifetime opportunity. But for others, something unexpected may occur — causing the family to return back to the United States prior to the service…

#BavariaWeatherEyes – Expand visibility, influence weather decisions

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Staying informed of weather and road conditions is easy. But understanding what occurs between the fall of the first snowflake and the decisions that follow is more complex.   Inclement weather that arrives during the fall and winter months sets into motion a series of events…

Nominate your Principal of the Year

DoDEA Letter to USAG Bavaria Parents and Community Letters   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Do you know a principal who has had a positive impact on your child, your child’s school, or our community? If so, please consider honoring that principal by nominating her/him for the DoDEA Principal of the Year…

Safe alternatives to trick-or-treating

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers many guidelines for consideration to ensure an enjoyable Halloween this year, despite COVID-19. By replacing traditional close contact Halloween celebrations with physical distanced alternatives, the CDC states that the risk of spreading COVID-19 through communities is lowered.  …

USAG Bavaria PWOC kicks off season

  By Jamie Crawford, a volunteer with USAG Bavaria Religious Education Editor’s Note: Jamie Crawford is also a PWOC participant.   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – Grafenwoehr Protestant Women of the Chapel (PWOC) kicked off their fall Bible studies, on Sept. 3 at Netzaberg Chapel. The first congregation put special emphasis on…

Essay: Finding the light within myself

Editor’s Note: In September 2019, the Army Substance Abuse Program and USAG Bavaria Libraries presented an opportunity for community members to share their writing talents in support of Suicide Prevention Month. A panel of community members read the essays and choose the top three entries to be shared garrison-wide. Young’s essay…

Apple Days: Learn all about apples with the Environmental Division

By Megan McKnight with USAG Bavaria Environmental Division   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – Throughout September, the USAG Bavaria Environmental Division celebrates the apple harvest season during a series of events called, “Apple Days.” The organization encourages community members to take this opportunity to learn more about apples and the trees on…

Edelweiss Lodge and Resort staff test positive for CORONA-19

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN – Several staff members of the Edelweiss Lodge and Resort here have tested positive for COVID-19. As a precaution, additional staff members who had prolonged, direct contact with the positive staff members have also been quarantined. The facility is working with U.S. Army medical professionals and local medical officials…

Essay: What helps me through life’s difficult moments

Editor’s Note: In September 2019, the Army Substance Abuse Program and USAG Bavaria Libraries presented an opportunity for community members to share their writing talents in support of Suicide Prevention Month. A panel of community members read the essays and choose the top three entries to be shared garrison-wide. Thomas’s essay…