Author: Community Contributor

Learn about bird rehabilitation at LBV Oberpfalz

By Christa Rolls with USAG Bavaria Environmental Division   Landesbund für Vogelschutz in der Oberpfalz (LBV) is a non-profit organization in Bavaria that specializes in bird rehabilitation and wildlife education. Local rehabilitation centers are important to combating the anthropogenic effects on wildlife, while simultaneously providing an opportunity to educate the…

July 6th, 2020 Environmental, News

Red Cross Offers Ways to Stay Safe As You Look Ahead to Fun this Summer

American Red Cross News Release VILSECK, Germany —Summer is just ahead—the perfect time of the year to enjoy the outdoors. But this year summer fun will be different due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The American Red Cross, Vilseck Complex offers safety tips you can follow.   If your community…

July 1st, 2020 News

Exchange shoppers generate $1.59 million for USAG Bavaria community

AAFES News Release   Grafenwoehr, Germany – Soldiers, retirees, Veterans and military families know it pays to shop their Exchange. In 2019, authorized Grafenwoehr Exchange shoppers generated $1.59 million of critical support for military Quality-of-Life programs in the form of earnings-based dividends.   The dividends help fund Quality-of-Life programs at…

June 25th, 2020 Health & Lifestyle, News

Firework facts to keep safe this summer

By Laura Garcia, program specialist with Army Substance Abuse Program (ASAP)   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The 4th of July is just around the corner, so let’s talk firework safety.    If you are interested in watching fireworks, the best viewing experience is a public show put on by experts. This year…

June 25th, 2020 Health & Lifestyle, News, Safety & Security Bytes

Shake things up with these mocktail recipes

By Laura Garcia, program specialist with Army Substance Abuse Program (ASAP) Back in the States, mocktail bars are growing in popularity for good reason. Patrons can have a great time with friends — drinking refreshing, healthy beverages — while avoiding some of the perils of drinking alcohol. Trading in a…

June 17th, 2020 News

Bavaria Community and Spouses’ Club distributes over $125,000 back to community

Bavaria Community and Spouses Club news release   The Bavaria Community and Spouses Club (BCSC) is pleased to announce that during the 2019-2020 board year, BCSC distributed $128,188 in Community Outreach Grants and Scholarships to the USAG Bavaria community. This is a record distribution total for the club in one…

June 11th, 2020 Health & Lifestyle, News

Test your drinking IQ with this Summer Sense Campaign quiz

By Laura Garcia, program specialist with Army Substance Abuse Program (ASAP)   Having more hours of sunshine is a wonderful thing, but all that extra time can lead to a lot more drinking. Let’s take a moment to focus on the effects of drinking alcohol. Are you aware of your…

June 9th, 2020 Health & Lifestyle, News

Second week of the Summer Sense Campaign shares recipes for the family

By Laura Garcia, program specialist with Army Substance Abuse Program (ASAP)   Looking for ways to have fun with the family? Try an old fashioned barbecue, as it can be done without a great deal of travel. You can also involve the kids in creating non-open flame dishes for the…

June 2nd, 2020 Health & Lifestyle, News

USAG Bavaria MWR serves up socially distanced fun at the drive-in

By Susan Melnyk, Visual Information Specialist of USAG Bavaria MWR Photo Courtesy of Janeth Escajeda, Graphic Arts Designer of USAG Bavaria MWR, and Sgt. Grant Healy   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — USAG Bavaria MWR offered their first drive-in movie experience on May 15 and 16, to an overwhelming community response.  …

May 18th, 2020 News

Local students discuss their experiences with digital learning during COVID-19

    By Dr. Bill Hunter, Stella Martinelli of Grafenwoehr Elementary School, and Vivian Velez of Vilseck High School   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — When DoDEA Europe closed schools indefinitely due to COVID-19, many teachers, parents and students did not know what to expect. “It was like that one dream that…

May 15th, 2020 News, School News