Category Archives: Health & Lifestyle


Carry a passport when traveling outside the country

  U.S. Army Europe Public Affairs news release   U.S. Army Europe Office of the Provost Marshal officials want to remind members of the American forces community in Europe to carry their passports when traveling to countries to which they are not assigned.   A common misconception is that European…

July 13th, 2016 Health & Lifestyle, Legal Issues, News, Safety & Security Bytes

Website tips and tricks

  The U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria website, www.bavaria.army.mil, has received nearly 1 million views since its inception one year ago. Nearly half those views have come on mobile devices — the site is responsive after all — and most people visit the site to view the Community Calendar, read the…

July 4th, 2016 Health & Lifestyle, News

How to recycle at USAG Bavaria

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Leftovers, beer bottles and broken appliances: in the trash they go. Tossing everything in one waste bin may be acceptable in the United States, but at USAG Bavaria, it’s illegal.  DOD personnel stationed in Germany must sort trash and recycle.   Host nation and Installation…

June 30th, 2016 Environmental, Health & Lifestyle, News

DoD releases policy for civilian employee phased retirement program

DoD News, Defense Media Activity   WASHINGTON — Defense Department officials released a department-wide policy for the Phased Retirement Program, a new human resources tool that allows retirement-eligible full-time civilian employees to request to work part-time while receiving a portion of their retirement annuity.   As more employees become eligible…

June 23rd, 2016 Health & Lifestyle, News

Red Cross gives First Aid training to Local National employees at Garmisch

GARMISCH, Germany — The American Red Cross recently administered First Aid training to Local National employees of the USAG Bavaria – Garmisch Community.   The Garmisch Community Safety Manager, Andreas Tuerk, arranged and coordinated four classes over the course of two weeks to provide several opportunities to attend a beginner…

June 15th, 2016 Health & Lifestyle

Vilseck medical team to visit Garmisch to conduct youth sports physicals

    GARMISCH, Germany — Bavaria Medical Department Activity will send a team to Garmisch to offer CYS sports physicals for children enrolled in school, ages 5 and older, June 8-10. Appointments will be available on:   Wed, June 8 from 1 – 5 p.m.   Thu, June 9 from…

June 2nd, 2016 Health & Lifestyle, News, School News

Bavaria cuts ribbon on new Soldier Medical Readiness Center

  Bavaria Health Command news release   VILSECK, Germany – The ribbon was officially cut on the new U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Soldier Medical Readiness Center, Friday, at the facility located on Rose Barracks.   Commander of the Bavaria Health Command, Col. David G. Richardson, along with BHC deputies and…

April 18th, 2016 Health & Lifestyle

Town specific refuse trash bags now available at USAG Bavaria Express locations

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — In response to requests by community members, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service Express locations within garrison now sell trash bags specific to the local towns in the area.   For those who keep battling with more trash than their curbside trash bins can hold, the…

April 5th, 2016 Health & Lifestyle, News

Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month 2016: Know your resources at USAG Bavaria

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany —The elimination of sexual assault and harassment is a year-round priority for the Department of the Army.   U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley and Sergeant Major of the Army Daniel Dailey underscored this in their letter for the 2016 National Sexual Assault and…

April 1st, 2016 Health & Lifestyle, News

7 tips for grocery shopping off-post

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — For newcomers, grocery shopping in a foreign country can seem like an intimidating endeavor. But it doesn’t have to be.   Knowing the ins and outs of where and how to shop on the economy will smooth those fears and make your first German shopping experience…

March 22nd, 2016 Health & Lifestyle, News