Author: Community Contributor

Essay: Taming the beast

Editor’s Note: In September 2019, the Army Substance Abuse Program and USAG Bavaria Libraries presented an opportunity for community members to share their writing talents in support of Suicide Prevention Month. A panel of community members read the essays and choose the top three entries to be shared garrison-wide. White’s…

September 8th, 2020 Health & Lifestyle, News

DoDEA Virtual School Tip Sheet for Temporary Authority

Due to the delayed PCS season and the variance of school options in many US School Districts, DoDEA has obtained temporary authority to enroll eligible dependents in the DoDEA Virtual School (DVS) for the entire first semester prior to arrival in an overseas DoDEA location.  Families must arrive by September…

September 4th, 2020 News

Last minute summer activities to enjoy before the season change

By Laura Garcia, program specialist with Army Substance Abuse Program (ASAP)   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Summer is coming to an end, and Labor Day is typically the last big event of the season. However, the fun does not need to end. Here are ideas for some last minute safe, summer…

September 3rd, 2020 Health & Lifestyle, News

An invisible enemy named suicide

By Young J. Hwang, USAG Bavaria Suicide Prevention Program Manager GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — At the beginning of this year, a pandemic of a highly contagious new strain of coronavirus, named COVID-19, fundamentally altered the day-to-day lives of individuals around the world. You are now required to wash or sanitize your…

September 3rd, 2020 Health & Lifestyle, News

Summer tips for safe outdoor exercise

By Laura Garcia, program specialist with Army Substance Abuse Program (ASAP)   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — It is no secret that maintaining excellent physical fitness and overall health is integral to being ready and prepared within the Army. But during a global pandemic, community members do not always have the option…

September 1st, 2020 Health & Lifestyle, News

Staying safe when summer weather turns stormy

By Laura Garcia, program specialist with Army Substance Abuse Program (ASAP)   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — In Germany, storms can move in very quickly. In nearly a blink of an eye, Bavaria’s summer  sun can be replaced with rain and wind. Here are some simple steps that you can take to…

August 31st, 2020 Environmental, Health & Lifestyle, News

Grafenwoehr Exchange nourishes Warfighters’ children with healthy grab-and-go school meals

Army & Air Force Exchange Service News Release   Grafenwoehr, Germany – As the 2020-21 school year gets under way, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is committed to providing nutritious meals to Warfighters’ children in a safe, secure and sanitized environment.   Most of the Department of Defense…

August 31st, 2020 News, School News

Military spouse earns IMCOM award for videography support

  By Susan Melnyk, USAG Bavaria Family and MWR   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – Military spouse Tanja Olsen was presented with the Friends of Recreation volunteer award by U.S. Army Installation Management Command, in late April 2020. Olsen was awarded for her commitment to promoting USAG Bavaria Family and Morale, Welfare…

August 27th, 2020 Health & Lifestyle, News

USAG Bavaria families bring Vacation Bible School into their homes

  By Jamie Crawford and Sidney Sullivan GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — This year’s Vacation Bible School (VBS) program looked vastly different compared to previous years, due to COVID-19. But it went off without a hitch, as teams of skilled chaplains and religious education directors worked together to create a complete five…

August 25th, 2020 Health & Lifestyle, News

Preventing outdoor hazards during the summer months

By Laura Garcia, program specialist with Army Substance Abuse Program (ASAP)   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – People crave the sun, and there is so much of it during the summer months. But as we enjoy the longer days and comfortable nights, there are still hazards we need to be aware of…

August 25th, 2020 Health & Lifestyle, News