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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

Denim Day in Bavaria

by Kelly Thornborrow, USAG Bavaria SHARP Victim Advocate   April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month and as part of this month of awareness, April 29 is Denim Day. 2020 marks the 21st year of Denim Day internationally.   A day for denim? You might be wondering why denim…

April 29th, 2020 News

Provost Marshal Minute: Tips for Garmisch

USAG Bavaria Provost Marshal   PCS season is upon us. Registering and shipping your POV can be challenging, especially if you are stationed in Garmisch.    Here are some tips that can help you with the vehicle registration process and decrease wait time in Garmisch:   Be prepared. Check the…

April 15th, 2020 News, Safety & Security Bytes

Provost Marshal Minute: What you need to know about registering your POV

USAG Bavaria Provost Marshal   One of those tasks that we all do not like very much is registering your POV here in Europe.   Here are some tips that can help you with the vehicle registration process in Bavaria:   You can only receive two sets of 30-day temporary…

March 28th, 2020 News, Safety & Security Bytes

Vilseck Elementry School awards ceremony to celebrate reducing waste and encourage recycling

by Christa Rolls, USAG Bavaria DPW Environmental Division   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – Vilseck Elementary School held a special assembly awarding students who reduced their lunchtime waste. For three months, teachers and parent volunteers with first through fifth grade students monitored the amount of trash and recyclable products produced at Wednesday…

March 3rd, 2020 School News

Provost Marshal Minute: Warmer weather warnings

USAG Bavaria Provost Marshal   A few quick reminders concerning driving safety, especially as the weather becomes nicer and we continue with training rotations:   As with every rotation, there will be an increased amount of vehicles on the roadways. These additional vehicles will bring more mud and debris to…

March 1st, 2020 News, Safety & Security Bytes

Coronavirus update for Europe

by Regional Health Command Europe   As a result of the current coronavirus outbreak in Northern Italy, U.S. European Command medical professionals are working closely with appropriate authorities to monitor the situation, coordinate the latest guidance from DOD and CDC, and distribute information to DOD personnel throughout the European theater…

February 26th, 2020 Health & Lifestyle, News