Category Archives: Health & Lifestyle

Vilseck, Grafenwoehr Health Clinics to offer limited services on alternating Friday Training Holidays

  Bavaria Health Command news release   VILSECK, Germany – U.S. Army Health Clinics in Vilseck and Grafenwoehr will begin a trial period of opening for half-days on Friday training holidays, in alternating months, for enrolled beneficiaries needing care for minor illnesses.   The clinic will open for the morning…

February 7th, 2016 Health & Lifestyle, News

Energy drinks: Know what you’re really drinking

  By Joanna Shatlan, Occupational Therapist (OTR/L) Vilseck mTBI Clinic   VILSECK, Germany — Energy drinks have become the fastest-growing beverage product in the United States. Consumer demand have increased 60 percent since 2007, when energy drink and shot sales totaled more than $12.5 billion, with estimates of increases of…

February 2nd, 2016 Health & Lifestyle

Things you didn’t know: Carrying pepper spray in Germany

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — German laws allow you to carry certain forms of pepper spray, but Army regulations prohibit you from bringing it on-post.   Recent reports of an increase in crime and terrorism across Europe, such as those in Cologne and Paris, have raised concerns regarding personal safety.  …

February 1st, 2016 Health & Lifestyle, News, Things You Didn't Know

College students eligible for gov’t-funded travel to visit active duty parents overseas

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — College students with parents stationed overseas may qualify for a government-funded round trip visit plus the shipment of unaccompanied baggage, according to Army and federal regulations.   The Army regulation on overseas travel, chapter 5, and the Joint Federal Travel Regulation, paragraph 7155, grant military students…

January 31st, 2016 Health & Lifestyle, Things You Didn't Know, Travel

How to write ICE comments that deliver results

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Army garrison here aims to provide services to support Soldiers and their families. But if those services either exceed or don’t meet your expectations, you can take action.   The Interactive Customer Evaluation system, or ICE, is your online customer feedback form.   A…

January 22nd, 2016 Health & Lifestyle, News

InDependent launches Milspo’s Guide to Self-care

  InDependent news release   FORT RILEY, Kansas —InDependent launched a new online program for military spouses called MilSpo’s Guide to Self-Care.   The free online program will occur monthly from January through September 2016, with each month featuring experts who will present health and wellness content as it relates…

January 20th, 2016 Health & Lifestyle

Register now for April 9 Rugged Terrain Obstacle Run

Grafenwoehr Family & MWR news release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — USAG Bavaria and 7th Army Joint Multinational Training Command will host the 4th Annual Grafenwoehr Rugged Terrain Obstacle Run April 9.   Service members, civilians and family members in Europe are challenged to participate in a hardcore cross-country obstacle run…

January 8th, 2016 Health & Lifestyle, News

Military spouse life: Getting out of your comfort zone

By Nina Marino, InDependent   As military spouses, most of us pride ourselves on our ability to adapt and cope with change. An overseas move doesn’t faze us. We take deployment orders in stride. Expect the unexpected, we tell ourselves. Life as a military spouse is an adventure! We experience…

December 3rd, 2015 Health & Lifestyle

Diabetes affects millions of Americans; November brings awareness

By Shaylee Borcsani, BHC PAO Volunteer   VILSECK, Germany – November is a month that marks the start of the holiday season. It is usually a time for celebrations and spending time with family. However, the American Diabetes Association has also deemed November as National Diabetes month. This month, the…

November 13th, 2015 Health & Lifestyle

Flu shots, mist available at USAG Bavaria

  Bavaria Health Command press release   VILSECK, Germany – Coughing, sneezing, fever, aches… Flu season is here. It’s the time of year you can expect to notice more of these symptoms in your family, friends, or coworkers. But it doesn’t have to be that way. The flu vaccination is…

October 17th, 2015 Health & Lifestyle, News