Category Archives: Health & Lifestyle

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…

February 16th, 2018 Environmental, Health & Lifestyle, News

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…

February 15th, 2018 Health & Lifestyle, News

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…

February 8th, 2018 Health & Lifestyle, News

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…

February 4th, 2018 Health & Lifestyle, News

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…

February 1st, 2018 Health & Lifestyle, News

Dress up, have fun: It’s Fasching

  Fasching, as it’s known in Bavaria, is crazy and a fun time to be in Germany. Fasching is also known as Karneval or Fastnacht in other parts of Germany. It officially kicked off the Karneval season Nov. 11 at 11:11 a.m. with pre-Lenten festivities.   During Germany’s carnival season,…

January 12th, 2018 Health & Lifestyle, News

Giant House Spider: harmless to humans, helpful to the environment

By Christa LeGrande, U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Environmental Division volunteer   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Now that winter is upon us and the days are getting colder, animals of all kinds, including us humans, seek warmer locales to survive the blustery cold.   One such creature we’re likely to find more…

December 12th, 2017 Environmental, Health & Lifestyle, News

How DPW keeps roads clear in winter

  By Tom Janis, USAG Bavaria Emergency Manager   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Driving in Germany is particularly challenging with the speeds and the amount of traffic on the roadways.   Add winter conditions and the road conditions will deteriorate quickly with rain, ice and snow.   A particular hazard of…

November 30th, 2017 Environmental, Health & Lifestyle, News, Safety & Security Bytes

Worried about a loved one’s drinking? Al-Anon can help

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Al-non is a self-help group designed to support those affected by someone’s use of alcohol.   English language Al-Anon sessions are available in Nurnberg-Furth, Sundays at 6:30 p.m., at 138 Schivabacher.   Al-Anon is an anonymous fellowship. Members do not give their last name, and members…

November 27th, 2017 Health & Lifestyle, News, Safety & Security Bytes

Army to begin providing medical care to Chem/Bio research volunteers

ARMY MEDICAL COMMAND, FALLS CHURCH, Virginia – The U.S. Army is notifying veterans that they may be eligible to receive medical care if they participated in U.S. Army chemical or biological substance testing from 1942 to 1975 and have an injury or disease that they believe was proximately caused by…

November 21st, 2017 Health & Lifestyle, News