Category Archives: Health & Lifestyle

Soldiers take part in spooktacular pumpkin carving contest

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers (BOSS) program hosted a first-time event of pumpkin carving and painting at the Bavaria Arts and Crafts Center, last Friday on Oct. 16, 2020. Participating Soldiers carved and painted pumpkins, while wearing masks, sanitizing hands and working at properly distanced workstations.…

October 22nd, 2020 Health & Lifestyle, Holiday, News

Safe alternatives to trick-or-treating

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers many guidelines for consideration to ensure an enjoyable Halloween this year, despite COVID-19. By replacing traditional close contact Halloween celebrations with physical distanced alternatives, the CDC states that the risk of spreading COVID-19 through communities is lowered.  …

October 1st, 2020 Health & Lifestyle, News

USAG Bavaria PWOC kicks off season

  By Jamie Crawford, a volunteer with USAG Bavaria Religious Education Editor’s Note: Jamie Crawford is also a PWOC participant.   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – Grafenwoehr Protestant Women of the Chapel (PWOC) kicked off their fall Bible studies, on Sept. 3 at Netzaberg Chapel. The first congregation put special emphasis on…

September 25th, 2020 Health & Lifestyle, News

Essay: Finding the light within myself

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. Young’s essay…

September 21st, 2020 Health & Lifestyle, News

Essay: What helps me through life’s difficult moments

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. Thomas’s essay…

September 11th, 2020 Health & Lifestyle, News

AAFES partners with Military Relief Funds to help soldiers, airmen in need

AAFES News Release   Grafenwoehr, Germany – Helping those in need is always in season, and now Army & Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) shoppers can donate any amount to military relief funds year-round at the Grafenwoehr Exchange.   Soldiers and other authorized shoppers can donate to Army Emergency Relief…

September 10th, 2020 Health & Lifestyle, News

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

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