Category Archives: Health & Lifestyle


USAG Bavaria’s Family Advocacy Program supports Safe Sleep Awareness Week

By Alyssa Ball,  Family Advocacy Program Intern    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria’s Family Advocacy Program, will participate in Safe Sleep Awareness Week March 11-17.   Representatives from USAG Bavaria’s Family Advocacy Program will host an information booth at the Grafenwoehr Exchange March 12 in support of Safe…

February 27th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News

BCSC announces spring community outreach opportunities

Bavaria Community and Spouses Club news release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Bavaria Community and Spouses Club (BCSC) is pleased to announce its Spring 2019 Community Outreach Grants & Scholarships deadlines.   For Community Outreach Grants, the application will now open March 1, 2019, and close March 31, 2019, at…

February 24th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News

Town halls, home visits to address housing concerns

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — In light of recent reports highlighting deficient living conditions in some privatized military housing in the U.S., leadership with 7th Army Training Command and U.S. Army Garrisons at Ansbach and Bavaria host town halls to address community concerns at Army housing.   The town halls — which…

February 21st, 2019 Environmental, Health & Lifestyle, News, Safety & Security Bytes

Teens identify healthy relationship boundaries with Family Advocacy Program

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — February is known to many as the month of love, but it’s also Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month.   As kids grow into adolescence, their curiosity to enter the dating world grows expeditiously.   As tweens cross into the high school world, many are often met…

February 15th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News

Community members decompress with Resiliency Through Art Program

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Military life is often filled with stress, but a “Resiliency Through Art Facilitation” program at U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria gives service members, civilians and families an outlet to decompress through unrestricted creativity.   The program, which is held by the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare…

February 15th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News

Grafenwoehr Exchange supports readiness, resiliency with BE FIT gear and healthy food choices

  AAFES NEWS RELEASE   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Grafenwoehr Exchange is helping Soldiers and their families focus on readiness and resiliency while reaching their fitness goals with fitness gear and healthier eating options.   The Tower Barracks Main Store and Rose Barracks PXtra and ShopMyExchange.com, military shoppers can get the latest…

February 11th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News

Legionella testing to begin at USAG Bavaria

  Editor’s note: This article was updated Feb. 5, 2019.   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — In order to ensure water safety, USAG Bavaria and U.S. Army garrisons across Germany will conduct a routine Legionella bacteria survey in all our communities.                             Final Governing Standards for Germany now require the annual monitoring…

February 5th, 2019 Environmental, Health & Lifestyle, News

Hohenfels Soldiers medal at Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu European Championship

  HOHENFELS, Germany — Two U.S. Army Soldiers on the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Team Hohenfels took home medals at the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation European Championship 2019 in Lisbon, Portugal, Jan. 14-21.   After one week of competing, Command Sgt. Maj. Christopher McMillian won the silver medal in the Super Heavy…

February 5th, 2019 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,…

February 1st, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News

Community members explore through “Get Into Nature!” hikes

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Some members of the United States Army Garrison Bavaria community may feel like there is nothing fun to do nearby, but lucky for them the USAG Bavaria Environmental Division offers free, monthly hikes located off post around the Grafenwoehr and Vilseck area.   Elaine Freeth, an…

January 30th, 2019 Environmental, Health & Lifestyle, News