Category Archives: Health & Lifestyle


Spouses Club, MWR launch ‘Find the Crown Jewel’ contest ahead of Bazaar

  Bavaria Community and Spouses Club news release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Bavaria Community and Spouses’ Club and U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation are partnering to launch the ‘Find The Crown Jewel’ contest for the first time this year in promotion of the…

September 26th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News

USAG Bavaria trick-or-treat hours, Halloween events & safety

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Halloween is almost here, but before you grab the trick-or-treat bag, make sure you’re familiar with U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria’s ground rules to stay safe.   The USAG Bavaria official trick-or-treat hours are 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 31 at the four military communities with housing…

September 25th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News, Safety & Security Bytes

BCSC announces fall 2019 community grant & scholarship deadline

Bavaria Community and Spouses Club news release    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Bavaria Community and Spouses Club is pleased to announce its Fall 2019 Community Outreach Grants and Scholarships deadline: Oct. 15, 2019 at midnight.   For the first time, these applications are now completely digital.   Fall Cycle Community…

September 24th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News

Adult air travelers need REAL ID-compliant ID by Oct. 2020 to fly within U.S.

  Transportation Security Administration news release   Beginning October 1, 2020, every air traveler 18 years of age and older will need a REAL ID-compliant driver’s license or another acceptable form of ID to fly within the United States.   Military IDs and DOD dependent ID cards are acceptable forms of ID.  …

September 16th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, Legal Issues, News, Safety & Security Bytes, Travel

Oktoberfest 2019 in Munich: A traveler’s guide

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The 2019 Oktoberfest in Munich runs Sept. 21 through Oct. 6 and fest-goers can expect to see stringent security measures again, according to the official website.   The heightened security plans include a secured perimeter, a significant police presence with up to 600 police officers of…

September 16th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News, Safety & Security Bytes, Travel

USAG Bavaria leadership focus on four initiatives at housing town hall

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria hosted the quarterly Army Family Housing Town Hall Sept. 12 at the Rose Barracks Chapel in Vilseck, Germany.   The event, which was live-streamed to the Garrison’s official Facebook page, was an opportunity for Garrison Commander Col. Adam J. Boyd to provide…

September 16th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, Housing, News

Bavaria Community and Spouses’ Club and MWR present 12th Annual Crown Jewel Bazaar

Bavaria Community and Spouses Club news release    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Bavaria Community and Spouses’ Club and the U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation are partnering to bring the USAG Bavaria community the 12th annual Crown Jewel Bazaar October 4 – 6, 2019, at…

September 16th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News

Grafenwoehr Exchange celebrates Air Force birthday with special offers Sept. 18

AAFES News Release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The U.S. Air Force will mark its 72nd birthday on Sept. 18, and the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is celebrating with special offers for military shoppers.    Grafenwoehr Exchange shoppers can enjoy these savings on Sept. 18:   10 cents off…

September 13th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News

‘Small Steps Save Lives’ campaign increases suicide awareness, prevention

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Defense Department rolled out a new campaign theme to recognize a major public health concern in our community and many military communities around the globe.   “September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. This year’s theme is ‘Small Steps Save Lives,’ which emphasizes the small changes service…

September 10th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News

USAG Bavaria child wins art category in 2019 Young Lives, BIG stories contest

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — A U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria child is one of seven winners of the 2019 Young Live, BIG Stories contest sponsored by the U.S. Army Installation Management Command’s Child and Youth Services.   Therese Mesina won for her art submission in the 3- to 4-year old category.…

September 9th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News