Author: Community Contributor

ACS recognizes community volunteers in honor of 55 years of service

By Katie L. Glover with USAG Bavaria Army Community Service   VILSECK, Germany — On July 24, U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria’s Army Community Service (ACS), observes its 55th birthday by celebrating volunteer service in the community.   ACS is providing birthday refreshments, including cupcakes and ice cream, community resource materials…

July 17th, 2020 News

Too much heat can wreak havoc on your system

By Laura Garcia, program specialist with Army Substance Abuse Program (ASAP) GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — It’s officially summer in Bavaria! While these farmlands still receive occasional rain showers, the clouds do not always ward off heat. And when the sun does peak through, the temperature tends to get hot. Besides making…

July 15th, 2020 Health & Lifestyle, News

Barbecue tips to prevent burnt food and property

By Laura Garcia, program specialist with Army Substance Abuse Program (ASAP) GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Who doesn’t love hamburgers, steaks and vegetable skewers hot off the grill? Add some tasty side dishes and the day is perfect. Keep your barbecue fun and accident free, by being knowledgeable of the dangers that…

July 15th, 2020 Health & Lifestyle, News

Stay water safe with these tips

By Laura Garcia, program specialist with Army Substance Abuse Program (ASAP)   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Water activities are a great way to stay cool this summer, especially as area lockdown restrictions begin to ease. But before you take the plunge, brush up on these water related safety tips that could…

July 15th, 2020 Health & Lifestyle, News

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