Category Archives: Health & Lifestyle

New AER program to offer $1,500 for out-of-pocket childcare costs

By Sean Kimmons, Army News Service   Army Emergency Relief will begin providing up to $1,500 on Feb. 1 to help cover childcare costs for Soldiers and families who move to a new duty station.   The AER Childcare Assistance Program offers $500 per month for three consecutive months in…

January 29th, 2020 Health & Lifestyle, News

Dress up, have fun: It’s Fasching

  Fasching, as it’s known in Bavaria, is crazy and a fun time to be in Germany. Fasching is also known as Karneval or Fastnacht in other parts of Germany. It officially kicked off the Karneval season Nov. 11 at 11:11 a.m. with pre-Lenten festivities.   During Germany’s carnival season,…

January 28th, 2020 Health & Lifestyle, News

Bavaria Community and Spouses’ Club announces spring community grant & scholarship deadline

  Bavaria Community and Spouses’ Club news release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Bavaria Community and Spouses Club (BCSC) is pleased to announce its Spring 2020 Community Outreach Grants and Scholarships deadline: February 21, 2020 at midnight. These applications are completely online.   Fall Cycle Community Grant Application Link: bavariacsc.com/grants…

January 21st, 2020 Health & Lifestyle, News

Marten: A misunderstood pest and how to deter from vehicle wiring

  By Christa Rolls, USAG Bavaria Environmental Division   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — If you have been in a local car shop, you’ve likely seen products that tout a hissing, ferret-like animal on the front cover, warning of their presence.   Martens, or Marder in German, notoriously damage vehicle electrical systems…

January 17th, 2020 Environmental, Health & Lifestyle, Housing, News, Things You Didn't Know

Online orientation, driver’s test available for family members

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Family members can now also take advantage of the U.S. Army Europe online driver’s test.   The online process allows service members and their family members to complete the U.S. Army Europe Privately Owned Vehicle orientation and test prior to arrival to USAG Bavaria, or…

January 15th, 2020 Health & Lifestyle, Legal Issues, News

USAG Bavaria’s CIFs closed for inventory Feb. 3-14

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria’s Central Issue Facilities will be closed for inventory in February.     Both the CIF at Rose Barracks and Hohenfels (HTA) will be closed Feb. 3-14.   The CIF will provide emergency ETS and chapter support for service members during the closure.  …

January 15th, 2020 Health & Lifestyle, News

FAP: Building self esteem in children through effective praise

  By Kelly Thornborrow, Family Advocacy Program Educator   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – Children are often compared to sponges, in that they absorb and learn about the world around them through interactions with others, particularly those in caregiving roles.   As an adult figure or caregiver in a child’s life, your…

January 13th, 2020 Health & Lifestyle, News

Tech Expo returns to Grafenwoehr Feb. 10

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The semi-annual U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Tech Expo, hosted by the Network Enterprise Center will be held Monday, Feb. 10, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Tower View Conference Center, Bldg 209, in Grafenwoehr.   The Tech Expo connects government and industry to collaborate on fulfilling mission…

January 5th, 2020 Health & Lifestyle, News

Help a child: How to become an Emergency Placement Care provider

  By Kelly Thornborrow, Family Advocacy Program Educator   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Emergency Placement Care (EPC) through the ACS Family Advocacy Program is a vital resource supporting our USAG Bavaria community.   Comparative to short term foster care, this Army program helps military children and their families in their time…

January 3rd, 2020 Health & Lifestyle, Legal Issues, News

Christmas tree drop-off sites at Tower, Rose Barracks

  A Message from the SORT Coordinators   Drop off old natural Christmas trees anytime of the year at USAG Bavaria green waste collection points.   The Grafenwoehr collection point is located at Tower Barracks on Gettysburg Ave. across from Bldg. 540.   The Vilseck collection point is near the…

December 11th, 2019 Environmental, Health & Lifestyle, News