Category Archives: Health & Lifestyle


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

Exceptional Family Member Program: Meeting the needs of families

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – Located at Army Community Services, Bldg. B322, on Rose Barracks the Exceptional Family Member Program is an Army- wide program designed to assist individuals who have a family member, regardless of age, with a disability of any kind that requires special treatment or services                             EFMP…

July 25th, 2017 Health & Lifestyle, News, Questions

Discover a beautiful nature trail just outside of Vilseck

  VILSECK, Germany — Tucked away in the woods between Freihung and Vilseck is a family hiking gem called the Beaver Nature Trail, or Biberlehrpfad.   This 1.8 mile long trail is a mix of gravel road and hiking path, leading you through verdant forests, open fields and wetlands before…

July 18th, 2017 Environmental, Health & Lifestyle, Travel

Army launches campaign to get Soldiers hired

Story by U.S. Army Human Resources Command Public Affairs   The Army’s Soldier for Life – Transition Assistance Program (SFL-TAP) is hosting a Hire a Soldier Campaign now through Aug. 11 on SFL-TAP’s Facebook and Twitter pages.   The campaign aims to inform transitioning Soldiers on ways to market themselves…

July 17th, 2017 Health & Lifestyle, News

Did somebody say ‘Game of Thrones?’

  VILSECK, Germany — Where are my Game of Thrones fans at? Game of Thrones 7th season will premiere on this Sunday, July 16th at 8 p.m. CST on HBO in the United States, which is 3 a.m., on Monday, July 17th over here. In honor of this premiere, I…

July 14th, 2017 Health & Lifestyle, News

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