Category Archives: Health & Lifestyle


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

USAG Bavaria 2017 spring clean-up guidance

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Spring has sprung and the garrison is asking all Soldiers, family members and civilians to join forces to beautify and improve the appearance of the USAG Bavaria community during a joint spring cleanup effort.   Spring clean-up for Tower Barracks is scheduled for April 24-28,…

March 30th, 2017 CSM Talk, Environmental, Health & Lifestyle, News

Month of the Military Child

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Department of Defense has designated the month of April as Month of the Military Child. When a parent is in the military, both children and their parents face numerous challenges unique to military life. MOMC was created to recognize these unique challenges, as well…

March 30th, 2017 Health & Lifestyle, News

Special Victims’ Counsel: Legal representation for sexual assault victims

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Soldiers, dependents and civilian employees who are victims of sexual assault are entitled to immediate, 24/7 legal advocacy through specially-trained, licensed attorneys in the U.S. Army’s Special Victims Counsel program.   Special Victims Counsel: What is it?   The Special Victims Counsel is a Department of Defense…

March 29th, 2017 Health & Lifestyle, News

Cost of living allowance goes up in Grafenwoehr, Vilseck

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The cost of living allowance will increase for service members and families in Grafenwoehr and Vilseck, while it will decrease in Hohenfels and remain the same in Garmisch, according to numbers released by U.S. Army Europe.   The Defense Travel Management Office made the changes based…

March 15th, 2017 Health & Lifestyle, News

OPINION: Jobs, volunteer work, my saving grace as a military wife

  When we landed in Germany, the air was cold and snow was falling softly to the ground, painting a beautiful winter wonderland.   Like most, we were placed in a hotel and given a few weeks to find somewhere to live. Not knowing anyone and having to find a…

February 16th, 2017 Health & Lifestyle

Classes, events to help USAG Bavaria save

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — USAG Bavaria launches its DOD-wide Military Saves campaign in February.  Throughout the week of Feb. 27 to March 4, ACS’s Financial Readiness Program offers classes and other resources to encourage saving.   Publicly take the Military Saves Pledge during Military Saves Week and vow to improve your…

February 13th, 2017 Health & Lifestyle, News

New Netzaberg chapel ‘power projection platform’ for spiritual readiness

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Netzaberg chapel and its 115-foot tower overlooking the village is the community’s brand new landmark. The wave-like facade and interior curved design elements reflect the chapel’s Upper Palatinate surroundings.   Many U.S. and German military officials, religious and community members and local leaders attended the…

February 7th, 2017 Health & Lifestyle, News