Category Archives: Health & Lifestyle


Detecting lead at USAG Bavaria: A Community member’s reference guide

  BAVARIA — Recent problems with lead at Army housing in the U.S. renewed interest and procedures for testing for lead in water and paint here at U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria.   An article posted by Reuters Aug. 16, 2018, noted the incidence of elevated blood lead levels in children…

October 10th, 2017 Commander Talk, Environmental, Health & Lifestyle, News, Safety & Security Bytes, School News

Your domestic violence prevention resources at USAG Bavaria

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany— The garrison here supports the U.S. Army’s efforts in raising domestic violence awareness during the entire month of October.   What is domestic violence, and why does it matter? Today, families — and especially military families — are subject to a variety of stressors that often place…

October 1st, 2017 Health & Lifestyle, News

Exchange efficiencies and healthy restaurant come to Garmisch

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Army and Air Force Exchange Service will begin streamlining processes to receive shipped items and will open a healthy-option restaurant, according to Grafenwoehr Exchange officials.   When a product is not normally carried or unavailable at the Garmisch Main Store, the Exchange now provides trans-shipment from…

September 29th, 2017 Health & Lifestyle, News

How new recycling program at Neustadt affects you

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Neustadt an der Waldnaab, the county which oversees Grafenwoehr, Netzaberg and Eschenbach, rolls out a biodegradable recycling program this October requiring residents to separate and recycle plant-based kitchen waste.   The new program is the next in a series of other county-specific biodegradable recycling policies designed…

September 26th, 2017 Environmental, Health & Lifestyle, News

AFAP forum addresses community concerns, gives solutions

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Members of the Grafenwoehr and Vilseck community recently convened at Rose Barracks on a mission: Address concerns relevant to the families and Soldiers of U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria.   USAG Bavaria’s Army Community Service held its Army Family Action Plan forum Sept. 13 drawing in a cross…

September 26th, 2017 Health & Lifestyle, News

German roadside assistance: Understanding ADAC

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — ADAC is an automobile club in Germany that provides roadside assistance to its members, and during warmer months the club opens a booth at the garrison here to provide newcomers with information.   For the past several years, Thomas Ullrich, the ADAC adviser to the military,…

September 19th, 2017 Health & Lifestyle, News, Safety & Security Bytes, Travel

EFMP to host 2 free special needs workshops at Graf, Hohenfels

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The USAG Bavaria Exceptional Family Member Program, or EFMP, hosts two days of free special needs workshops in Hohenfels and Tower Barracks in Grafenwoehr.   The workshops will be presented by Specialized Training of Military Parents known as S.T.O.M.P., an organization that provides special needs related…

September 12th, 2017 Health & Lifestyle, School News

Army lodge at Grafenwoehr awarded for guest service

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Army Lodge here at Tower Barracks recently earned high honors for providing exceptional guest services.   The lodge was awarded Sept. 7 the Certified Guest Service Property award presented by the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute.   The American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute,…

September 11th, 2017 Health & Lifestyle, News

Internet-connected toys could present privacy, contact concerns for children

Federal Bureau of Investigation Public Service Announcement   The FBI encourages consumers to consider cyber security prior to introducing smart, interactive, internet-connected toys into their homes or trusted environments. Smart toys and entertainment devices for children are increasingly incorporating technologies that learn and tailor their behaviors based on user interactions.…

August 21st, 2017 Health & Lifestyle, News, Safety & Security Bytes

Back-to school season at Tower Barracks Exchange

AAFES news release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Exchange is helping military students head to the top of the class during the 2017-18 school year by extending its layaway program to include computers and tablets needed to succeed in the classroom.   Through Aug. 31, just in time for back-to-school…

August 3rd, 2017 Health & Lifestyle, News