Category Archives: Health & Lifestyle


Federal government’s 2019 charity campaign now open

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The annual workplace giving campaign within the U.S. military and federal government takes place now through Jan. 12, 2020.   There will be a CFC Kickoff Event and Key Worker Training following the Community Leader Information Forum on Nov. 12 at noon at the Tower View Conference…

October 17th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News

Tower Barracks Chapel reopens after renovation

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — After a long wait, service members, government employees and their families stationed in U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria will finally be able to attend services at the Tower Barracks Chapel.   The grand reopening of the Tower Barracks Chapel, Bldg. 142, located on the corner across from…

October 16th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News

USAG Bavaria highlights October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Family Advocacy Program is focusing on re-energizing the community’s awareness of domestic violence during Domestic Violence Awareness Month.   According to FAP, domestic violence happens in our community and many communities throughout Installation Management Command-Europe.   Domestic violence does not discriminate by…

October 15th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News

Pet-Owners: What you need to know when PCS-ing to USAG Bavaria

  Bavaria Branch Veterinary Services   PCSing is incredibly stressful, which is only compounded by ensuring your children and pets have what they need prior to travel. Your on-post veterinary treatment facility (VTF) is here to help you.   It’s important to call your vet months in advance with any…

October 10th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, Housing, News

Bavaria ACS spotlights resilient and ready spouse ahead of empowerment series

  By Katie L. Glover, USAG Bavaria Army Community Service   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Army utilizes resiliency to make effective leaders and teams able to regroup quickly during challenges. Spouses may also utilize these tools to reduce culture shock, seek out rewarding opportunities, and embrace their tours in Europe.…

October 10th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News

Certified running coach wants to help Soldiers

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Certified running coach Annamarie McCormick-Howell is offering her services to Army units at Rose and Tower Barracks.   McCormick-Howell is an Army spouse and mother, Pennsylvania native, marathon runner and contractor with Bavaria’s Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation. She has run competitively every distance from…

October 9th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News

APO announces 2019 holiday mailing deadlines

  The U.S. Postal Service and the Army Post Office have the mailing deadlines for the expected delivery of cards and gifts to your loved ones this holiday season. Also, remember to pick up your parcels from your community mail rooms as soon as they arrive, as the sheer volume…

October 9th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News

Fire Prevention Week: Red Cross says practice escape plans, test smoke alarms

  by Savannah Robinson, American Red Cross Field Office Coordinator    VILSECK, Germany — National Fire Prevention Week is October 6 to 12, and the U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Red Cross urges everyone to practice their home fire escape plan and test their smoke alarms.   “During Fire Prevention Week, prepare…

October 7th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News, Safety & Security Bytes

Giant House Spider: harmless to humans, helpful to the environment

  By Christa Rolls, USAG Bavaria Environmental Division   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Now that autumn is upon us and the days are getting colder, animals of all kinds, including us humans, seek warmer locales to survive the blustery cold.   One such creature we’re likely to find more often in…

October 7th, 2019 Environmental, Health & Lifestyle, News, Things You Didn't Know

Army Community Service offers spouse empowerment series in USAG Bavaria

  By Katie L. Glover, USAG Bavaria Army Community Service   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — PCS season is over, school is in session and now is the opportunity to get inspired.   U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria’s Army Community Service is hosting a two-part empowerment series to increase resiliency, improve communication, and prepare…

October 2nd, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News