Category Archives: Health & Lifestyle


What you need to know about Avian Influenza in Europe

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — There has been an increase in Avian Influenza across Europe and Germany with wild and domestic birds contracting the disease.   Avian Influenza is the bird flu, and the strain H5N8 has become prevalent according to news sources. Currently, humans are unaffected, and in an effort to…

January 30th, 2017 Health & Lifestyle, News, Safety & Security Bytes

6 easy-to-follow tips for traveling with children

Hello there travelers.   I want to talk about something I didn’t think I would ever be able to do alone: travel with my two and a half year-old son. Every parent knows how difficult that age can be. But I did it! On a budget, too.   Living in…

January 23rd, 2017 Health & Lifestyle, Travel

8 ways to give back during the holidays at USAG Bavaria

By Victoria Thompson, USAG Bavaria Public Affairs   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The holidays are a great time to pause, express gratitude and celebrate all life’s blessings. It’s also a time of incredible need for many. Here are eight ways you can give time, energy or gifts to the community this season.   1.  Donate…

November 28th, 2016 Health & Lifestyle, News

USAG Bavaria Holiday Worship Schedule 2016

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Protestant, Catholic and non-denominational worship services are available on-post for upcoming religious holidays at Garmisch, Grafenwoehr, Hohenfels and Vilseck.   U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Religious Support Office, or RSO, prepared the holiday worship schedule. The services cover Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years. Regular weekend worship services during the…

November 14th, 2016 Health & Lifestyle, News

Women across USAG Bavaria meet for ‘A Night of Refreshing’

    By Lori Hambrick, Protestant Women of the Chapel   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Protestant Women of the Chapel hosted “A Night of Refreshing,” an event featuring author and speaker Dr. Brenda Pace, here at the Tower Barracks community chapel Oct. 19.   Women from Rose Barracks and Hohenfels attended…

November 13th, 2016 Health & Lifestyle, News

Professional fitness classes anytime, anywhere

  USAG Bavaria Family & MWR news release   The WELLBEATS system delivers virtual fitness programming that covers a variety of fitness classes anywhere from 20 to 60 minutes at all fitness levels.   The system also has Fit Tests offering a benchmark for participants to measure their progress over…

October 17th, 2016 Health & Lifestyle

Toyland Opens at Tower Barracks Main Store Oct 21

  Army & Air Force Exchange Service news release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – The Tower Barracks Main Store toy aisle will transform into a paradise of play when the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s special Toyland section launches Oct. 21.   Stocked with the hottest fall toys for boys…

September 28th, 2016 Health & Lifestyle, News

USAG Bavaria Exchanges bring back fee-free layaway for the holidays

Army & Air Force Exchange Service news release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Once again, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is offering fee-free layaway for Soldiers, families and retirees who want to get a jump-start on their holiday shopping and keep gifts hidden safely out of sight from prying…

September 28th, 2016 Health & Lifestyle, News

Prescription drug disposal made easy at USAG Bavaria health clinics

  Defense Department health care beneficiaries can safely and easily dispose of expired and unused medications by bringing them to a military treatment facility or, in some cases, picking up a mailing envelope from the installation to send for destruction of the medications free of charge.   The Drug Take…

September 27th, 2016 Health & Lifestyle, News

SURVEY: Determine the future of town hall forums at Rose and Tower Barracks

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Bavaria, garrisons exist to ensure the life, health and safety of the community. Our service members and families are a major part of each community. Garrison leadership wants to connect, inform and empower community members.   A town hall is just one way to do that.…

September 1st, 2016 Commander Talk, Health & Lifestyle, News