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AAFES shoppers generate $1.72 million for USAG Bavaria community in 2020

AAFES Press Release   GRAFENWOEHR, GERMANY — It matters where Soldiers and their families shop, and authorized Army & Air Force Exchange Service shoppers are doing their part to strengthen the U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria community. In 2020, Exchange shoppers generated $1.72 million for critical quality-of-life programs.   The dividend…

June 22nd, 2021 News

Tips for preventing foodborne illnesses

By Laura Garcia, program specialist with Army Substance Abuse Program (ASAP)   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Summertime is the perfect opportunity to enjoy a meal outdoors. While enjoying picnics, barbecues and potlucks outside, follow these Summer Sense Campaign tips to help prevent cases of foodborne illness.  Keep your hands clean by…

June 17th, 2021 News, Safety & Security Bytes
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Prepare for a safe summer by being alcohol aware

By Laura Garcia, program specialist with Army Substance Abuse Program (ASAP)   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Army Substance Abuse Program provides resources to community members so everyone can make smart decisions regarding alcohol consumption. Check out tips the program has for responsibly consuming, and avoiding, alcoholic beverages this summer.  …

June 11th, 2021 Health & Lifestyle, News, Safety & Security Bytes

LRC Bavaria employee: ASC’s Journey to Leadership course highly beneficial

By Cameron Porter, 405th AFSB Public Affairs Officer   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – Leaders aren’t born. They’re developed. And U.S. Army Sustainment Command has an incredibly successful program of collaborative instruction and leader development that helps shape ASC’s future force of Army leaders.   David Saenz is a living, breathing, walking…

June 9th, 2021 News

American Red Cross lets community members volunteer from home

By Brea DuBose, Volunteer with American Red Cross Vilseck Complex   VILSECK, Germany — Before the coronavirus pandemic, most American Red Cross volunteers offered assistance in person. From helping run blood drives, to teaching classes and supporting the military community in Bavaria, the volunteer opportunities were endless. But as the…

June 9th, 2021 Health & Lifestyle, News

Tips for safely exploring Germany’s great outdoors

By Laura Garcia, program specialist with Army Substance Abuse Program (ASAP)   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — It is finally starting to warm up in Germany, and the time has come to get outside and enjoy this lush, green scenery. Riding bicycles, hiking, walking or running — all of these physical activities…

May 26th, 2021 Health & Lifestyle, Safety & Security Bytes

Edelweiss Lodge and Resort scheduled to reopen on May 21

Edelweiss Lodge and Resort News Release   GARMISCH, GERMANY — Consistent with host nation rules for hotel visits, the time has finally arrived to open the doors for service member guests at Edelweiss Lodge and Resort in beautiful Garmisch, Germany. The resort is scheduled to reopen on Friday, May 21.…

May 13th, 2021 News, Travel

USAG Bavaria announced as finalist for the 2021 National Gold Medal Awards in Parks and Recreation Management

USAG Bavaria Family and MWR Marketing News Release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – The American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration, in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association, is pleased to announce U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria as a finalist for the 2021 National Gold Medal Awards for Excellence in…

May 13th, 2021 Environmental, News

Wildlife and Health Handbook: What to do when wildlife meets daily life

By Megan McKnight, USAG Bavaria Environmental Division   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria’s Environmental Division published a new “Wildlife and Health Handbook” to help community members safely navigate human and wildlife interactions at USAG Bavaria.   Ever found a bat in the attic, or a giant house spider…

May 12th, 2021 Environmental, News

After record $1.5M in donations to AER, Exchange shoppers continue to help Soldiers in need

AAFES Press Release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – The Grafenwoehr Exchange is family serving family, and Soldiers can help their battle buddies in need by donating to Army Emergency Relief at the PX register.   In 2020, Exchanges worldwide donated nearly $1.5 million to AER, an increase of more than 1,000%…

May 7th, 2021 News