Category Archives: Health & Lifestyle


Freecycle: Good Stuff Free

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — PCS season is in full swing. If you are new to Germany, or have PCS’d for the first time, the experience can be overwhelming. In addition to finding a place to live, the added task of coming up with the household goods you didn’t bring…

July 10th, 2017 Health & Lifestyle, News

Which pets can or can’t be taken back stateside

By Robert Szostek, USEUCOM Customs Public Affairs   People moving stateside this summer may take most types of pets with them if they plan ahead.   However, endangered species laws prevent people from taking some turtles, birds and reptiles to the United States.   “Dogs must be free of disease…

June 27th, 2017 Health & Lifestyle, News

What to know if you get pulled over in Germany

  By Emily Jennings, USAG Wiesbaden Public Affairs   WIESBADEN, Germany — Driving on the roads in a foreign country where you don’t speak the language fluently can be nerve wracking enough. But imagine getting pulled over by police. That’s what happened last month when Tony Muñoz, a Department of…

June 26th, 2017 Health & Lifestyle, News

Veterans can now check eligibility to shop Exchange online

  AAFES news release   DALLAS – As the Department of Defense’s military exchange services prepare to welcome potentially 13 million honorably discharged Veterans back to their military families this coming Veteran’s Day, VetVerify.org has launched to confirm eligibility to receive a lifelong military exchange online shopping.   Veterans may…

June 11th, 2017 Health & Lifestyle, News

OPINION: 5 things to buy on-post

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — When we first moved here, I was focused on living a truly authentic German lifestyle. We ended up in a private rental off post, and my goal was coming to fruition quite nicely.   After unpacking and getting settled in, it came time to stock the…

June 5th, 2017 Health & Lifestyle, News

USAG Bavaria hosts U.S. Army Europe Ten-Miler qualifier June 24

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria headquartered in Grafenwoehr hosts the 2017 U.S. Forces Europe Army Ten-Miler Qualification Race at the Tower Barracks Physical Fitness Center, Bldg. 170, Sat., June 24, 2017, beginning at 8 a.m.   While only Soldiers can compete for the U.S. Army Europe team,…

May 18th, 2017 Health & Lifestyle, News

Stuff you can rent or borrow this summer at USAG Bavaria

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Summer is quickly approaching. The weather is warming and the days growing long. It’s the perfect time for outdoor activities and we’ve got you covered at USAG Bavaria.   The garrison offers a wide range of equipment and supplies to all ID cardholders at Grafenwoehr, Vilseck,…

May 16th, 2017 Health & Lifestyle, News

Measles vaccinations recommended for 6-12 month olds

  Regional Health Command Europe news release   SEMBACH KASERNE, Germany – Regional Health Command Europe officials are recommending that 6-12 month old children should be immunized with the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine, as a result of an ongoing measles outbreak in several European countries.   This dose is…

May 8th, 2017 Health & Lifestyle, News

Tips for surviving tick season

  USAG Stuttgart news release   During spring, ticks transform from larva to nymph with only one catch … the need for a blood meal.   Typically, ticks live in brush close to the ground and engage in opportunistic feeding on small mammals, birds and sometimes, humans. Although most ticks…

May 1st, 2017 Health & Lifestyle
Yoga Class at the Mueller Fitness Center in Garmish, Germany.

Healthy Lifestyle Challenge a team effort

GARMISCH, Germany – The Garmisch Family and MWR Mueller Fitness Center completed its annual Healthy Lifestyle Challenge with more than 100 people in 16 teams participating from January 9 through March 5.   Garmisch Family and MWR began the challenge 15 years ago as a way to encourage members of…

April 20th, 2017 Health & Lifestyle, News