Category Archives: Health & Lifestyle

3 reasons to go to the European Theater Transition Summit

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrisons Bavaria and Rheinland Pfalz are hosting European Theater Transition Summits March 26-27 and March 28-29.   Organized by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Hiring Our Heroes Foundation, the events are focused on helping service members, veterans and military spouses build skills and…

March 9th, 2018 Health & Lifestyle, News

March is Red Cross Month: How you can become a hero

  By Maureen Ragle, Field Office Coordinator   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — March is Red Cross Month and the USAG Bavaria Red Cross is giving you the tools to become a hero: Learn a lifesaving skill, become a volunteer or make a donation to #help1family on Giving Day – March 28.…

February 26th, 2018 Health & Lifestyle, News

Improving financial stability strengthens Army readiness

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Financial instability and debt resulting in marital problems, loss of security clearance or even suicide degrade mission readiness.   But there are fixes.   “Soldiers’ top priority is to maintain their deployability,” said Command Sgt. Maj Mike Sutterfield, U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria’s command sergeant major.  …

February 23rd, 2018 CSM Talk, Health & Lifestyle, Legal Issues, News

Sun interference causes AFN TV and radio outages Feb 25-Mar 7

  By Staff Sgt. Ben Burgess, AFN Kaiserslautern   KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany —American Forces Network listeners and viewers can expect to lose service for up to 20 minutes at a time due to daily sun interference expected to last until March 7.   Sun outages occur when the sun passes directly…

February 23rd, 2018 Environmental, Health & Lifestyle, News

Total Army Sponsorship Program Rodeo March 15 at Vilseck

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Army program designed to aid leaders and sponsors during relocation of their personnel will be held at U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria March 15.   USAG Bavaria’s Directorate of Human Resources conducts the Total Army Sponsorship Program Rodeo, or TASP Rodeo, March 15, 2018, beginning at…

February 21st, 2018 Health & Lifestyle, News

Hockey team representing USAG Bavaria wins championship

  By Bradley J. Huestis, Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, 7th Army Training Command   GARMISCH, Germany — The Bayern Rangers US Army Ice Hockey Team took Garmisch by storm this past weekend.   Representing U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria the team showed up in force for the 26th annual…

February 21st, 2018 Health & Lifestyle, News

Army Emergency Relief campaign begins in March

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The launch of the annual Army Emergency Relief fundraising campaign is scheduled to get underway March 1 and will run through May 18, 2018.   Army Emergency Relief, or AER, is a nonprofit organization aimed at providing emergency financial assistance to active and retired Soldiers and…

February 15th, 2018 Health & Lifestyle, News

Army spouse Maureen Ragle a trail blazer at Bavaria Red Cross

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany –  Maureen Ragle began her service to The American Red Cross as Field Office Coordinator for USAG Bavaria on June 5, 2017.   Ms. Ragle brings a wide variety of experience to her position, as well as specialized education.   “Being with the Red Cross has given…

February 8th, 2018 Health & Lifestyle, News

Stream Olympics for free with the Exchange

  AAFES news release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany  – The Winter Games are about to begin and free streaming of the Olympics for service members and families is back.   The Exchange is honored to partner with Comcast NBCUniversal and local cable, satellite, dMVPD and Telco providers to bring the 2018…

February 4th, 2018 Health & Lifestyle, News

Grafenwoehr Exchange supports Soldier readiness with healthy eating options

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – The Grafenwoehr Exchange now offers more better-for-you dining options than ever, reaffirming its commitment to readiness and resiliency for Soldiers and their families.   As a partner in the Healthy Army Community initiative under the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Army & Air Force…

February 1st, 2018 Health & Lifestyle, News