Category Archives: Health & Lifestyle

Best move possible: Informed advice for PCSing service members

    Rob WielandSmall, Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command   The U.S. Army’s Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command provides oversight to nearly half a million personal property moves and seventy-thousand privately owned vehicle shipments for service members, federal employees and their family members. About half of those moves…

March 17th, 2016 Health & Lifestyle, News

Bavaria Health Command goes tobacco-free

  By Kristen Schabert, Bavaria Health Command   VILSECK, Germany — Beginning this spring, Bavaria Health Command and its clinics will become Tobacco Free Medical Campuses. No smoking or tobacco use will be permitted on the clinic grounds, which extends to the parking lots and surrounding areas of each clinic…

March 13th, 2016 Health & Lifestyle

Coping with winter weather woes

  By Nathan Hartvigsen, Grafenwoehr Army Health Clinic   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Winter Solstice is behind us now, so the sunlight will be back before you know it. In the meantime, though, here’s a few tips to keep your spirits up when the winter weather threatens to bring you down.…

February 9th, 2016 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