Category Archives: Health & Lifestyle

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

COLA survey available through September 2021

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Service members are getting a chance to help shape their Overseas Cost of Living Allowance payments. The Department of Defense is asking service members, who are assigned to Germany for at least three months, to participate in a Living Pattern Survey. This survey is managed through the…

September 1st, 2021 Health & Lifestyle, Housing, News

USAG Bavaria community enjoys celebratory USO Sun & Fun

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria community members celebrated the end of summer and return to school at the USO Grafenwoehr Sun & Fun program, hosted on Aug. 28 at the Tower Barracks Wild B.O.A.R. Outdoor Recreation Complex.   Preregistered participants enjoyed a barbeque, cake cutting, games, prizes, inflatables,…

August 31st, 2021 Health & Lifestyle, News

USAG Bavaria brings back boxing tournaments

VILSECK, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria’s Family and MWR program hosted a night of action-packed bouts, during its USAG Bavaria Boxing Invitational Championship on Aug. 14. With 36 competing service members representing installations across Germany, several rounds came down to the wire at the Rose Barracks Memorial Fitness Center.…

August 18th, 2021 Health & Lifestyle, News

Grafenwoehr Exchange Janz makes durable medical equipment available for USAG Bavaria 

AAFES PRESS RELEASE   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria community now has convenient access to braces, mobility devices, maternity care and other durable medical equipment at the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s new Janz Medical Supply store at Grafenwoehr Exchange Mall.   Soldiers, retirees, families and…

July 20th, 2021 Health & Lifestyle, News

What you need to know about fireworks at USAG Bavaria

  Fireworks on Army Installations:   AE Reg 600-1, Regulated Activities in Europe, 20 May 09, Par. 26 d states that “Personnel will not use or ignite fireworks or flares on places under the control of the U.S. Army.”   Fireworks Off-post:   Fireworks in Germany are only sold between…

July 1st, 2021 Health & Lifestyle, News, Safety & Security Bytes

Tips for preventing summer sport injuries

By Laura Garcia, program specialist with Army Substance Abuse Program (ASAP)   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Summer sports can be lots of fun! But high impact workouts, such as running, soccer, basketball and gymnastics, can place great demand on the joints. And after being inside for a long winter, bodies may not…

June 29th, 2021 Health & Lifestyle, News

VA Foreign Medical Program offers reimbursements for COVID-19 Vaccine

VA OCONUS Connection Bulletin (June 2021) To view the original bulletin, please visit: https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USVAVBA/bulletins/2da2d54    COVID-19 Vaccine Veterans currently living or traveling outside the United States, who are eligible for the VA Foreign Medical Program, can receive reimbursement from VA for a COVID-19 vaccine. We can pay for a COVID-19 vaccine…

June 28th, 2021 Health & Lifestyle, News

Tips for preventing summer medical emergencies

By Laura Garcia, program specialist with Army Substance Abuse Program (ASAP)   GRAFENWOEHR – Summer can bring so many good times and memories.  Getting together with friends to relax and enjoy the summer weather after being in the cold months can provide some much needed happiness.  However, there summer can…

June 28th, 2021 Health & Lifestyle, News