Category Archives: Health & Lifestyle


ANALYSIS: Disasters are going to cost you more

  Editor’s note: Tom Janis is the Emergency Manager at U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria. This is his contribution and analysis.   Imagine there was widespread damage from a natural catastrophe while serving overseas and the U.S. Army refused to pay or render aid. Unfathomable? Well, get ready Army.   Effective…

July 1st, 2019 Environmental, Health & Lifestyle, Legal Issues, News, Safety & Security Bytes

Town hall addresses housing problems, successes and improvements

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Maintenance response times, lack of transparency of housing work orders, and effective sponsorship were among common findings of over four thousand recent home and barracks visits here, said the garrison commander at a town hall to address housing issues.   Garrison Commander Col. Adam Boyd hosted…

June 30th, 2019 Environmental, Health & Lifestyle, News

MEDDAC Bavaria earns The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval

    VILSECK, Germany — The U.S. Army Medical Department Activity Bavaria is pleased to announce it has successfully earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for its certification in Primary Care Medical Home.   The Primary Care Medical Home certification focuses on care coordination, access to care and…

June 28th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News

U.S. Army Europe Band plays in Grafenwoehr July 12, open to public

UPDATE (9 a.m., July 11): Due to inclement weather in the July 12 forecast, the event will now take place at the Grafenwoehr Stadthalle on Kolpingstrasse near Tortuga’s Mexican Restaurant. The venue fits 700 people, but parking is limited.   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The U.S. Army Europe Soldiers’ Chorus will…

June 25th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News

How to prepare for, respond to extreme heat

  By Kellie Matack, USAG Bavaria Emergency Management   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — In the summer of 2003, Europe experienced temperatures 20 to 30 percent higher than the seasonal average. Extreme maximum temperatures of 35 to 40 degrees Celsius were recorded in July and continued into August. This extreme weather was…

June 24th, 2019 Environmental, Health & Lifestyle, News

Red Cross issues heat safety tips as temperatures climb

  American Red Cross News Release   VILSECK, Germany — It’s hot out there and the soaring temperatures can be dangerous. The American Red Cross has steps people can follow to help stay safe when it’s hot outside.   NEVER LEAVE CHILDREN OR PETS IN YOUR VEHICLE. The inside temperature…

June 21st, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News, Safety & Security Bytes

Army lengthens tours for Soldiers in Europe, Japan

    By Sean Kimmons, Army News Service   WASHINGTON — The Army is adding a year to overseas tours for some Soldiers heading to Europe and Japan, as part of an effort to boost readiness and reduce moves. Under the new policy, which applies to permanent change-of-station orders published…

June 12th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, Legal Issues, News

USAG Bavaria Exchanges generate $1.7 Million toward quality-of-life programs in 2018

  AAFES news release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Every time Soldiers, retirees and military families shop the Grafenwoehr Exchanges, they help make their community stronger.   In 2018, USAG Bavaria community shoppers generated $1.7 Million for vital on-installation community programs.   The dividend supports quality-of-life programs, including Child Development Centers,…

June 10th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News

Mission Cobra: Commit to Fit in Hohenfels

  By Alain M. Polynice, U.S. Army Medical Department Activity Bavaria Public Affairs Office   HOHENFELS, Germany — The staff of the U.S. Army Health Clinic Hohenfels, also known by their nickname, Cobras, pride themselves as an organization leading the way. The Cobras are once again leading the way as…

May 30th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News

New authorization expands eligibility for guests at Edelweiss Lodge and Resort in Garmisch, Germany

  U.S. Army news release   GARMISCH, Germany — Beginning June 3, 2019, active-duty military service members, retirees and civilian/military ID cardholders living outside Europe will be eligible to vacation at the Edelweiss Lodge and Resort in Garmisch, Germany.   The Edelweiss recently received approval from U.S. Army Europe and…

May 30th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News, Travel