Category Archives: Health & Lifestyle

USAG Bavaria recognizes, awards community volunteers

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — April is National Volunteer Month. To celebrate, Army Community Service teams recently recognized local volunteers at ceremonies across U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria.   Last year, 376 volunteers were registered within the USAG Bavaria footprint — which includes Tower Barracks, Rose Barracks, Hohenfels and Garmsich. Furthermore, these volunteers…

May 4th, 2022 Health & Lifestyle, News

World Poetry Day celebrated in Grafenwoehr

By Milena Felkl, USAG Bavaria PAO Intern   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — World Poetry Day is returning to the city of Grafenwoehr on Monday, March 21. The city participated in this event last year. And due to its great popularity, the poem exhibition will be held again this year.   In…

March 18th, 2022 Health & Lifestyle, News

Things you didn’t know: Easter traditions in Germany

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — When it comes to celebrations in Germany, colorfully decorated trees are not just for the Christmas season.   Roughly four weeks before Easter, which falls on April 17, 2022, handcrafted eggs dangle from the branches of birch trees — symbolizing new life and fertility. Towns of all…

February 23rd, 2022 Health & Lifestyle, News, Things You Didn't Know

Armed Services Blood Program hosts its annual Grafenwoehr Blood Drive

Written by Brea DuBose, PR and Publicity Lead with American Red Cross Bavaria   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Armed Services Blood Program traveled from Landstuhl, Germany, to conduct a two-day mission-essential blood drive at U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria’s Tower View Conference Center on Feb. 7 – 8. Stacy Sanning, a…

February 9th, 2022 Health & Lifestyle, News

Translation: New ordinance on infection protection measures from Nov. 6, 2021

Editor’s Note: Currently, the official translation is being worked by the Bavaria Legal Office. Once it is available, it will be posted to the 7th Army Training Command COVID-19 Portal: https://www.7atc.army.mil/COVID-19/ Bavarian State Chancellery Press Release   MUNICH — On Nov. 3, the Bavarian State Government passed several changes to the current…

November 3rd, 2021 Health & Lifestyle, News, Safety & Security Bytes

Clear bulk trash, other waste during 2021 Fall Cleanup

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Every year, as the trees become bare and leaves pile up along sidewalks and lawns, U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria leads a concerted effort to beautify the installation before the season gives way to the cold, snowy months of winter. Service members, civilians and their families living on-post at…

October 29th, 2021 Environmental, Health & Lifestyle, Housing, News

USAG Bavaria implements health and civilian fitness program

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria implemented the fitness and health program for civilians to ensure maximum health and disease prevention for the workforce. Garrison Commander Col. Christopher Danbeck signed the Department of the Army Civilian Fitness and Health Promotion Program policy into effect on Sept. 13.   Subject…

October 4th, 2021 Health & Lifestyle, News

Translation: COVID-19 report from the cabinet meeting on Sept. 30, 2021

Editor’s Note: Currently, the official translation is being worked by the Bavaria Legal Office. Once it is available, it will be posted to the 7th Army Training Command COVID-19 Portal: https://www.7atc.army.mil/COVID-19/ Bavarian State Chancellery Press Release   MUNICH — The Bavarian Cabinet decided in a circulation procedure on Sept. 30,…

September 30th, 2021 Health & Lifestyle, News, Safety & Security Bytes

CFC-Overseas virtually kicks off at USAG Bavaria

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The 2021 Combined Federal Campaign-Overseas virtually kicked off on Monday, Sept. 20. This marks the 60th anniversary of charitable giving by the federal community.   U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria federal employees and service members can support a multitude of charities they care about until Jan. 15, 2022.…

September 20th, 2021 Health & Lifestyle, News

Weisswurstfrühstueck: Everything to know about Bavaria’s traditional white sausage

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — One of the most anticipated meals in southern Germany is the “Weisswurstfruehstueck,” or white sausage breakfast. Eating Weisswurst, or white sausage, is one of the many traditions a person can partake in when coming to Bavaria. But why do Germans eat it, and what is the right…

September 7th, 2021 Health & Lifestyle, News, Things You Didn't Know