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Environmental: The benefits of honey

Honey has healing powers that have been proven scientifically. It can help with sore throats, burns hurt less, wounds heal faster and dry scalps benefit from an overnight honey treatment.   What’s important is not to heat the honey to more than 40 °C (104 °F) because then beneficial substances,…

September 30th, 2015 Environmental, Health & Lifestyle

USAG Bavaria’s Rising Stars announced

Pete Pollard, Grafenwoehr Performing Arts Center   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The annual Army-wide vocal competition for Operation Rising Star took place Sept. 18 and the finals were held Sept. 19 at the Grafenwoehr Performing Arts Center at Tower Barracks.   Begun in 2004, Operation Rising Star is a singing competition…

September 30th, 2015 News

‘Green Classroom’ opens at Rose Barracks

Story by Franz Zeilmann, Caecilia Meier and Simone Peuleke   VILSECK, Germany — On September 14, 2015, Garrison Commander Col. Mark Colbrook “opened the doors” to the new Green Classroom here on Rose Barracks.   Among the guests were mayors from our neighboring towns, representatives of the U.S. and German…

September 23rd, 2015 Environmental, School News

Preparedness requires putting action in place

Story by Tom Janis, USAG Bavaria Emergency Manager   Preparedness requires putting action in place, not just a passing thought about putting together a go-kit with some food and water supplies.   The World Trade Center Evacuation study in 2012 assessed the Emergency Preparedness Safety of those who evacuated the…

September 16th, 2015 Safety & Security Bytes

Free online military spouse wellness summit Oct. 19-23

FORT RILEY, Kansas — InDependent and The Army Wife Network launch registration sign-ups for the first ever online Military Spouse Wellness Summit: Invest in Yourself 2015 sponsored by The USAA Educational Foundation.   The free online summit takes place during the week of Oct. 19-23, with a bonus day on…

September 16th, 2015 Health & Lifestyle

U.S. Army ice hockey in Bavaria

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Moving to a new city is always a challenge. Packing, unpacking, and then trying to find a hockey league. You have to see where the league is at, what level you can play at, and if a local team has a spot for you. You might be…

September 7th, 2015 News

The busy parent’s guide to keeping up with your child’s schoolwork

Article submitted by the IMCOM-E Region School Liaison Officer   Are you are parent who works long hours? A single parent? A parent with several children? Or just one of the many busy parents trying to keep up with the demands of every day life?   Busy or not, a…

August 24th, 2015 Health & Lifestyle, School News

How to maintain healthy living momentum during vacation

  InDependent is a military spouse run health and wellness organization in partnership with Public Health Foundation Enterprises, Inc. who provides a nonprofit designation. Their mission is to create a thriving community of military spouses that supports preventative wellness by inspiring each other to make health and wellness a priority. By…

August 23rd, 2015 Health & Lifestyle

Bavaria: The perfect place for peacefully pedaling

By Charlie Stadtlander, USAG Schweinfurt Public Affairs   SCHWEINFURT, Germany — The valleys rise up around you green and fertile. A castle looms, perched on a hill like a bird of prey that eyes you as you wind your way along the curve of the river. There are no cars…

August 18th, 2015 Travel