USAG Bavaria Environmental Division collects surface water samples across GTA

By Megan McKnight, USAG Bavaria Environmental Division   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Water quality directly impacts environmental and human health; consequently, human actions can influence water quality. Proactive management approaches are some of the best ways to protect, and ensure, healthy water resources. Thus in late December 2021, the U.S. Army…

LRC Bavaria employee: ASC’s Journey to Leadership course highly beneficial

By Cameron Porter, 405th AFSB Public Affairs Officer   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – Leaders aren’t born. They’re developed. And U.S. Army Sustainment Command has an incredibly successful program of collaborative instruction and leader development that helps shape ASC’s future force of Army leaders.   David Saenz is a living, breathing, walking…

American Red Cross lets community members volunteer from home

By Brea DuBose, Volunteer with American Red Cross Vilseck Complex   VILSECK, Germany — Before the coronavirus pandemic, most American Red Cross volunteers offered assistance in person. From helping run blood drives, to teaching classes and supporting the military community in Bavaria, the volunteer opportunities were endless. But as the…

Local police address speeding concerns

Reminder: If community members are involved in a traffic collision off-post, they are required to call German Polizei immediately (CIV 110) and notify MPs within 72 hours. If the collision happens on-post, call the MPs immediately (CIV 09662-83-3398). Additionally, if a driver strikes a deer, boar or another animal, the…

Translation: Report from the Bavarian State Chancellery meeting on June 4

Bavarian State Chancellery Press Release June 4, 2021: Combating the corona pandemic / lower incidences and increasing vaccination rates enable restrictions to be relaxed significantly   MUNICH — The effects of the corona pandemic have been shaping public and private life for over a year now. The pandemic is not…

USAG Bavaria removes abandoned vehicles from installation

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria removed approximately 50 vehicles from the Tower Barracks abandoned vehicle lot on Tuesday, June 2. These vehicles are then salvaged and sold for scrap by the local Family and MWR program.   According to officials with the Department of Emergency Services, over 300…

USAG Bavaria volunteers recognized for over 54,00 volunteer hours

VILSECK, Germany — Three volunteers from the Rose and Tower Barracks area were bestowed with the Volunteer of the Year award during the 2021 Volunteer Recognition Ceremony on May 26, 2021, at the Rose Barracks Theater.    Jessica Horton, the ACS Volunteer Corps program manager, said that the annual event…

Tips for safely exploring Germany’s great outdoors

By Laura Garcia, program specialist with Army Substance Abuse Program (ASAP)   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — It is finally starting to warm up in Germany, and the time has come to get outside and enjoy this lush, green scenery. Riding bicycles, hiking, walking or running — all of these physical activities…

Summer Sense Campaign begins virtually at USAG Bavaria

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — For the second year in a row, the Army Substance Abuse Program is hosting its Summer Sense Campaign virtually across U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria. This year, the team wants community members to be on the lookout for fresh content and updated safety information.   “Last year, COVID-19…

Hohenfels volunteers recognized for continuing efforts and support

  HOHENFELS, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Hohenfels honored 58 local volunteers at the 2021 Volunteer Recognition Ceremony on Tuesday, May 18. This annual event brings attention to the continuing efforts, and support, of all volunteers across the Hohenfels military community.   Without volunteers, Hohenfels would not be able…

DES and local Polizei strengthen relationships over weapons training

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Upper Palatinate Polizei and U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria’s Department of Emergency Services held a joint Law Enforcement Weapons Training and Qualification exercise in the Grafenwoehr Training Area on May 18, 2021. Soldiers from DES and local Polizei went through the American LEWTAQ to strengthen bonds and…