Category Archives: Health & Lifestyle


U.S. Army Europe Band plays in Grafenwoehr July 12, open to public

UPDATE (9 a.m., July 11): Due to inclement weather in the July 12 forecast, the event will now take place at the Grafenwoehr Stadthalle on Kolpingstrasse near Tortuga’s Mexican Restaurant. The venue fits 700 people, but parking is limited.   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The U.S. Army Europe Soldiers’ Chorus will…

June 25th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News

How to prepare for, respond to extreme heat

  By Kellie Matack, USAG Bavaria Emergency Management   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — In the summer of 2003, Europe experienced temperatures 20 to 30 percent higher than the seasonal average. Extreme maximum temperatures of 35 to 40 degrees Celsius were recorded in July and continued into August. This extreme weather was…

June 24th, 2019 Environmental, Health & Lifestyle, News

Red Cross issues heat safety tips as temperatures climb

  American Red Cross News Release   VILSECK, Germany — It’s hot out there and the soaring temperatures can be dangerous. The American Red Cross has steps people can follow to help stay safe when it’s hot outside.   NEVER LEAVE CHILDREN OR PETS IN YOUR VEHICLE. The inside temperature…

June 21st, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News, Safety & Security Bytes

Army lengthens tours for Soldiers in Europe, Japan

    By Sean Kimmons, Army News Service   WASHINGTON — The Army is adding a year to overseas tours for some Soldiers heading to Europe and Japan, as part of an effort to boost readiness and reduce moves. Under the new policy, which applies to permanent change-of-station orders published…

June 12th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, Legal Issues, News

USAG Bavaria Exchanges generate $1.7 Million toward quality-of-life programs in 2018

  AAFES news release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Every time Soldiers, retirees and military families shop the Grafenwoehr Exchanges, they help make their community stronger.   In 2018, USAG Bavaria community shoppers generated $1.7 Million for vital on-installation community programs.   The dividend supports quality-of-life programs, including Child Development Centers,…

June 10th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News

Mission Cobra: Commit to Fit in Hohenfels

  By Alain M. Polynice, U.S. Army Medical Department Activity Bavaria Public Affairs Office   HOHENFELS, Germany — The staff of the U.S. Army Health Clinic Hohenfels, also known by their nickname, Cobras, pride themselves as an organization leading the way. The Cobras are once again leading the way as…

May 30th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News

New authorization expands eligibility for guests at Edelweiss Lodge and Resort in Garmisch, Germany

  U.S. Army news release   GARMISCH, Germany — Beginning June 3, 2019, active-duty military service members, retirees and civilian/military ID cardholders living outside Europe will be eligible to vacation at the Edelweiss Lodge and Resort in Garmisch, Germany.   The Edelweiss recently received approval from U.S. Army Europe and…

May 30th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News, Travel

Grafenwoehr Exchange celebrates healthy choices with festival May 31 – June 15

  AAFES NEWS RELEASE   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Soldiers, retirees and families can enjoy the weather, have fun and Be Fit at the Army & Air Force Exchange Service Healthy Lifestyle Festival at Rose Barracks from May 31 to June 15 and at Tower Barracks June 14-15.   The Grafenwoehr…

May 28th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News

USAG Bavaria Religious Support invites children to roar Vacation Bible School: Life is wild, God is good.

by Katherine McMath-Dorman, USAG Bavaria RSO   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — A week-long summer kids’ event called Roar Vacation Bible School will be hosted at the Garmisch, Netzaberg, Rose Barracks and Hohenfels Chapels of the U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria communities.   At Roar, kids will discover that God is good even…

May 24th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News

Officer learns of cancer after blood donation visit

  By Alain M. Polynice, U.S. Army Medical Department Activity Bavaria Public Affairs Office Original Story at https://www.army.mil/article/222124/.   HOHENFELS, Germany — What began as a simple act — donating blood to help save lives of other military service members and their families — ended up saving the life of…

May 24th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News