Category Archives: Health & Lifestyle


NES student council bring dragon snacks to USO

A message from the Secretary of Netzaberg Elementary School Student Council        By Audrey Jones, Fifth-Grade, Secretary, NES Student Council   Thanks to the students at Netzaberg Elementary School and the student council.   In March children at the USO on Tower Barracks in Grafenwoehr were greeted with…

April 18th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News, School News

Gear up for summer riding at USAG Bavaria motorcycle safety day

  By Debby Gonzales, USAG Bavaria Director of Safety   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria kicks off this year’s motorcycle season with motorcycle safety day at Grafenwoehr on May 3 and in Hohenfels on April 25.   “We want to help foster the Army’s Motorcycle Mentorship Program. This…

April 16th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News, Safety & Security Bytes

Build healthy parent-child relationships with these Family Advocacy Program tips

  By Brenda Mercado, USAG Bavaria Family Advocacy Specialist    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Building healthy and positive interactions with your child can seem nearly impossible during moments of fits and tantrums. However, engaging your child and creating a positive parent-child relationship is essential.   According to the CDC, developing a…

April 15th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News

MEDDAC Bavaria civilian selected as SARC of the Year

By Alain M. Polynice, U.S. Army Medical Department Activity Bavaria Public Affairs Office   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Margie Mercado, a Sexual Assault Response Coordinator at U.S. Army Medical Department Activity Bavaria, was recently named as the United States Army Europe 2019 Exceptional Sexual Assault Response Coordinator of the Year.  …

April 15th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News

Festival remembers sacrifices of American Soldiers decades later

  By George Patton Waters, grandson to Gen. George S. Patton   Have you ever wondered if the American soldier will be remembered for their sacrifices decades from now? I believe we’ve found the answer in a small town in the Czech Republic.   For almost 30 years, the city…

April 12th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News, Things You Didn't Know, Travel
All five Army health clinics of the U.S. Army Medical Department Activity Bavaria were recognized and formally honored for their recertification as an Army Safety and Occupational Health (SOH) Star Site in a ceremony held at MEDDAC Bavaria headquarters at Rose Barracks, April 2. (Courtesy Photo)

MEDDAC Bavaria clinics recognized for its “Star” status

By Alain M. Polynice, U.S. Army Medical Department Activity Bavaria Public Affairs Office   VILSECK, Germany — All five Army health clinics of the U.S. Army Medical Department Activity Bavaria were recognized and formally honored for their recertification as an Army Safety and Occupational Health Star Site in a ceremony…

April 10th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News
Joey Scaletta, a nurse consultant for infection prevention and control for U.S. Army Medical Department Activity Bavaria, explains the importance of safety and being careful when handling sharps, medical devices like needles, scalpels, and other tools that cut or go into the skin. (Photo by Alain M. Polynice, MEDDAC-B Public Affairs)

Nurse consultant works to keep MEDDAC Bavaria infection free

  By Alain M. Polynice, U.S. Army Medical Department Activity Bavaria Public Affairs Office   VILSECK, Germany — When it comes to infection prevention, Joey Scaletta, a nurse consultant for infection prevention and control for U.S. Army Medical Department Activity Bavaria, is passionate about his job and how he is…

April 10th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News

Army G-4 offers tips to prepare for the peak moving season

  By U.S. Army G-4   WASHINGTON — Up to 60,000 household goods shipments for Soldiers, civilians and family members are expected to be moved this summer, and U.S. Army Logistics, HQDA G-4, is providing some tips to help make your move less stressful.   MOVE PLANNING AND EXECUTION  …

April 7th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News

Public Health Command Europe offers guidance on how to stay tick-free this year

  By Michelle Thum, Regional Health Command Europe   As people spend more time outdoors, so do many insects and pests. Among those are ticks, which can carry several potentially serious diseases. One of the most common is Lyme disease.    According to Public Health Command Europe officials, a person…

April 2nd, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News
Assorted Alcoholic Beverage Drinks On White Background, red wine, white wine, champagne, whiskey, beer, cider

‘Help for Today, Hope for Tomorrow’: April is National Alcohol Awareness Month

  by USAG Bavaria Army Substance Abuse Program   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Alcohol Awareness Month, currently sponsored by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, was established in 1987 in an effort to help reduce the stigma so often associated with alcohol addiction by encouraging communities to reach out…

April 1st, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News