Category Archives: 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

Carry a passport when traveling outside the country

  U.S. Army Europe Public Affairs news release   U.S. Army Europe Office of the Provost Marshal officials want to remind members of the American forces community in Europe to carry their passports when traveling to countries to which they are not assigned.   A common misconception is that European…

July 13th, 2016 Health & Lifestyle, Legal Issues, News, Safety & Security Bytes

Website tips and tricks

  The U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria website, www.bavaria.army.mil, has received nearly 1 million views since its inception one year ago. Nearly half those views have come on mobile devices — the site is responsive after all — and most people visit the site to view the Community Calendar, read the…

July 4th, 2016 Health & Lifestyle, News

How to recycle at USAG Bavaria

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Leftovers, beer bottles and broken appliances: in the trash they go. Tossing everything in one waste bin may be acceptable in the United States, but at USAG Bavaria, it’s illegal.  DOD personnel stationed in Germany must sort trash and recycle.   Host nation and Installation…

June 30th, 2016 Environmental, Health & Lifestyle, News

DoD releases policy for civilian employee phased retirement program

DoD News, Defense Media Activity   WASHINGTON — Defense Department officials released a department-wide policy for the Phased Retirement Program, a new human resources tool that allows retirement-eligible full-time civilian employees to request to work part-time while receiving a portion of their retirement annuity.   As more employees become eligible…

June 23rd, 2016 Health & Lifestyle, News