Monthly Archives: February 2016

Vilseck, Grafenwoehr Health Clinics to offer limited services on alternating Friday Training Holidays

  Bavaria Health Command news release   VILSECK, Germany – U.S. Army Health Clinics in Vilseck and Grafenwoehr will begin a trial period of opening for half-days on Friday training holidays, in alternating months, for enrolled beneficiaries needing care for minor illnesses.   The clinic will open for the morning…

February 7th, 2016 Health & Lifestyle, News

Omalia Weatherholt: Questions with a Family Child Care provider

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Family Child Care, or FCC, bestowed this year’s Provider of the Year award to Omalia Weatherholt, a beloved member of Bavaria’s Child, Youth and School Services. And it doesn’t take long to understand why.   Omalia Weatherholt is quick to smile and deeply humble, but…

February 4th, 2016 Questions

$20,000 in scholarships up for grabs in Exchange’s Rewards of Caring essay contest

AAFES press release   DALLAS – Military students who excel at serving their communities can earn cash for college by telling their stories in an essay contest sponsored by the Army & Air Force Exchange Service and Unilever.   Through the worldwide Rewards of Caring scholarship contest, four winners will…

February 4th, 2016 News

Energy drinks: Know what you’re really drinking

  By Joanna Shatlan, Occupational Therapist (OTR/L) Vilseck mTBI Clinic   VILSECK, Germany — Energy drinks have become the fastest-growing beverage product in the United States. Consumer demand have increased 60 percent since 2007, when energy drink and shot sales totaled more than $12.5 billion, with estimates of increases of…

February 2nd, 2016 Health & Lifestyle

Things you didn’t know: Carrying pepper spray in Germany

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — German laws allow you to carry certain forms of pepper spray, but Army regulations prohibit you from bringing it on-post.   Recent reports of an increase in crime and terrorism across Europe, such as those in Cologne and Paris, have raised concerns regarding personal safety.  …

February 1st, 2016 Health & Lifestyle, News, Things You Didn't Know

Weiberfasching: Where women are king

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — One day each year, women around Germany officially rule the roost during Weiberfasching.   Celebrated on the Thursday before Ash Wednesday — which is Feb. 10, 2016 — Weiberfasching (meaning women’s carnival) marks the transition from the Fasching fest season into the Lenten season leading up to…

February 1st, 2016 News