Category Archives: Health & Lifestyle

Staying safe when summer weather turns stormy

By Laura Garcia, program specialist with Army Substance Abuse Program (ASAP)   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — In Germany, storms can move in very quickly. In nearly a blink of an eye, Bavaria’s summer  sun can be replaced with rain and wind. Here are some simple steps that you can take to…

August 31st, 2020 Environmental, Health & Lifestyle, News

Military spouse earns IMCOM award for videography support

  By Susan Melnyk, USAG Bavaria Family and MWR   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – Military spouse Tanja Olsen was presented with the Friends of Recreation volunteer award by U.S. Army Installation Management Command, in late April 2020. Olsen was awarded for her commitment to promoting USAG Bavaria Family and Morale, Welfare…

August 27th, 2020 Health & Lifestyle, News

USAG Bavaria families bring Vacation Bible School into their homes

  By Jamie Crawford and Sidney Sullivan GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — This year’s Vacation Bible School (VBS) program looked vastly different compared to previous years, due to COVID-19. But it went off without a hitch, as teams of skilled chaplains and religious education directors worked together to create a complete five…

August 25th, 2020 Health & Lifestyle, News

Preventing outdoor hazards during the summer months

By Laura Garcia, program specialist with Army Substance Abuse Program (ASAP)   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – People crave the sun, and there is so much of it during the summer months. But as we enjoy the longer days and comfortable nights, there are still hazards we need to be aware of…

August 25th, 2020 Health & Lifestyle, News

Keeping your pets safe this summer

By Laura Garcia, program specialist with Army Substance Abuse Program (ASAP)   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – It is not called the “dog days” of summer for nothing! The hot summer climate can present many issues for pets.   Heat can affect pets very quickly, so try to keep exposure to a…

August 24th, 2020 Health & Lifestyle, News

Beat the heat with these family fun activities

By Laura Garcia, program specialist with Army Substance Abuse Program (ASAP)   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Is you family experiencing a lull in their summer fun? Check out these ideas aimed to beat the heat. Enjoy the remaining warm days ahead, as these activities will bring out the kid within all…

August 7th, 2020 Health & Lifestyle, News

USAG Bavaria recognizes 700 volunteers

By Andreas Kreuzer and Christina Wilson with USAG Bavaria Public Affairs    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Army Community Service (ACS) teams across U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria recognized volunteers at their 55th birthday celebration, over this past week. Volunteers — made up of Soldiers, family members and Army civilians — maintained a…

July 31st, 2020 Health & Lifestyle, News

Too much heat can wreak havoc on your system

By Laura Garcia, program specialist with Army Substance Abuse Program (ASAP) GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — It’s officially summer in Bavaria! While these farmlands still receive occasional rain showers, the clouds do not always ward off heat. And when the sun does peak through, the temperature tends to get hot. Besides making…

July 15th, 2020 Health & Lifestyle, News

Barbecue tips to prevent burnt food and property

By Laura Garcia, program specialist with Army Substance Abuse Program (ASAP) GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Who doesn’t love hamburgers, steaks and vegetable skewers hot off the grill? Add some tasty side dishes and the day is perfect. Keep your barbecue fun and accident free, by being knowledgeable of the dangers that…

July 15th, 2020 Health & Lifestyle, News

Stay water safe with these tips

By Laura Garcia, program specialist with Army Substance Abuse Program (ASAP)   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Water activities are a great way to stay cool this summer, especially as area lockdown restrictions begin to ease. But before you take the plunge, brush up on these water related safety tips that could…

July 15th, 2020 Health & Lifestyle, News