Category Archives: Health & Lifestyle


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

Garmisch Tricare Beneficiary Services Office to Close Sept 1

  U.S. Army Medical Department Activity Bavaria Public Affairs   The Garmisch Tricare Beneficiary Services Representative Office, located on Artillery Kaserne, Bldg. 203, will officially close September 1, 2016.   The elimination of the Tricare representative in Garmisch comes as the military’s Tricare health care program for families and veterans…

August 30th, 2016 Health & Lifestyle, News

New Java Café at Rose Barracks Library

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — A new Java Café opened Aug. 26 at the Rose Barracks Library, and visitors can now enjoy specialty coffee drinks, all-day breakfast, grilled lunches and free Wi-Fi.   The new café, located at the Rose Barracks Library, Bldg. 227, is open for breakfast and lunch from 7…

August 29th, 2016 Health & Lifestyle, News

The Bavaria Community & Spouses’ Club: What we do

By Jan Meert, Bavaria Community & Spouses’ Club President   Don’t stop reading just because you saw “spouses” in the title!   Hopefully you also caught the “Bavarian Community” part. We are a private organization open to all DoD ID card holders — meaning active duty military, civilians, retirees, and…

August 29th, 2016 Health & Lifestyle

Software issues with new school meal program to be resolved soon

A message from the Exchange about the new school meal program.   Dear Parents/Guardian:   The Exchange School Meal Program at overseas locations has implemented a new software program that provides several new features, including an on-line application process for the Free and Reduced School Meal program.  This new process…

August 26th, 2016 Health & Lifestyle, News, School News

Exchange improves overseas school lunches this year

  Army & Air Force Exchange Service Public Affairs   The Army & Air Force Exchange Service will implement several improvements to its overseas school lunch program this year.   Starting in the fall semester, the Exchange will expand menu options, bring in higher-quality food ingredients and implement a new…

August 26th, 2016 Health & Lifestyle, News, School News

‘Salad Wednesdays’ at Tower & Rose Barracks and Hohenfels Exchange

  Army & Air Force Exchange Service news release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Soldiers wanting to eat right and save money can turn to restaurants at the Tower & Rose Barracks and Hohenfels Exchange for “Salad Wednesday.”   Every Wednesday, Tower & Rose Barracks and Hohenfels diners can take $2…

August 24th, 2016 Health & Lifestyle, News

Understanding the school lunch program

  By Ruth Ploeger, Army Region School Liaison Officer   The Exchange provides school lunch to K-12 students on Army and Air Force installations in Germany. If you send your child to a DoDEA-Europe school, your child is eligible for the Student Meal Program, and maybe even the Free and…

August 15th, 2016 Health & Lifestyle, News, School News

School lunch prices increase overseas beginning Aug 2016

  Army & Air Force Exchange Service Public Affairs   Starting August 2016, school lunch prices at all Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) schools outside the continental United States (with the exception of Guam) will increase because of rising operational costs and to comply with federal law.   This…

August 3rd, 2016 Health & Lifestyle, News, School News

Service members can watch free streaming coverage of 2016 Rio Olympics

AAFES news release   DALLAS – The Army & Air Force Exchange Service announced that for the first time U.S. service members worldwide will be able to watch NBC Olympics’ streaming coverage of the 2016 Rio Olympics from their desktop and personal devices.   This benefit is being provided at…

July 27th, 2016 Health & Lifestyle, News