Category Archives: Health & Lifestyle


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‘Help for Today, Hope for Tomorrow’: April is National Alcohol Awareness Month

  by USAG Bavaria Army Substance Abuse Program   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Alcohol Awareness Month, currently sponsored by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, was established in 1987 in an effort to help reduce the stigma so often associated with alcohol addiction by encouraging communities to reach out…

April 1st, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News

#BetterAtBavaria: How the largest overseas installation supports its community

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — If you follow U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria on social media, you can expect to see the tag #BetterAtBavaria more often.   So what does it mean?   #BetterAtBavaria is our way of telling both new and seasoned community members about the resources and services provided by…

March 22nd, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News, Things You Didn't Know

How to PCS to Germany with Pets

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — So, you are getting ready to PCS to Germany, and you’re scared, excited, nervous or all of the above. You’ve already gathered your family’s information, but what about your pets?   This can add more stress to an already stressful situation. Below is a list of…

March 21st, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News, Things You Didn't Know, Travel

An easy guide to bulk trash disposal at USAG Bavaria

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Bulk trash disposal is an ongoing question for many community members in the Tower and Rose Barracks areas of U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria. Here is a general breakdown of what it is and when it occurs.   The Garrison semi-annually offers bulk items collections in the…

March 20th, 2019 Environmental, Health & Lifestyle, News

New Bavaria Healthy Lunch Guide is here

  By U.S. Army Medical Department Activity Bavaria Public Affairs Office   VILSECK, Germany — Whether it is eating at your local food court, or shopping at your local commissary, there is always the opportunity to make your lunch eating habits a little bit healthier.   Medical Department Activity Bavaria…

March 19th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News

New thrift shop hours in Graf, Vilseck beginning April 2

Bavaria Community and Spouses Club news release   The Bavaria Community and Spouses Club Thrift Shops will have new hours beginning Tuesday, April 2, 2019.   Both the Grafenwoehr and Vilseck shops will have the same hours.   Monday: Closed   Tuesday: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.   Wednesday: 11…

March 11th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News

USAG Bavaria certifies IMCOM-E senior leaders to administer new Army fitness test

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria hosted the Installation Management Command-Europe Senior Enlisted Seminar on Tower Barracks, March 6-7.   During the seminar, senior leaders within IMCOM-E received level one and level two certification for the new Army Combat Fitness Test.   “The certification training was spearheaded by…

March 7th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News

Housing town halls complete. Now what?

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Leadership with 7th Army Training Command and U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria are taking action after having conducted six town halls Feb. 25 – 28 across Bavaria to address housing problems and questions.   The town halls — which drew in 1,005 community members from Grafenwoehr,…

March 5th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News, Safety & Security Bytes

Scoop the poop: Removing pet waste enhances human, environmental health

  By Christa Rolls, USAG Bavaria Environmental Division   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Residents of U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria housing areas have recently expressed concerns about pet waste being left in community green spaces.   In one year, a dog can produce nearly 400 pounds of poop, which is equivalent to…

March 5th, 2019 Environmental, Health & Lifestyle, News

Prepare now for floods in Germany

  By Tom Janis, USAG Bavaria Emergency Manager   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Severe weather in Europe is just around the corner. Its impact will cause extensive damage due to flooding, strong winds with downed trees, roof damage (flying tiles!), hail and lightning.   Once again, it won’t be uncommon for…

March 3rd, 2019 Environmental, Health & Lifestyle, News, Safety & Security Bytes