Category Archives: Health & Lifestyle


Festival remembers sacrifices of American Soldiers decades later

  By George Patton Waters, grandson to Gen. George S. Patton   Have you ever wondered if the American soldier will be remembered for their sacrifices decades from now? I believe we’ve found the answer in a small town in the Czech Republic.   For almost 30 years, the city…

April 12th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News, Things You Didn't Know, Travel
All five Army health clinics of the U.S. Army Medical Department Activity Bavaria were recognized and formally honored for their recertification as an Army Safety and Occupational Health (SOH) Star Site in a ceremony held at MEDDAC Bavaria headquarters at Rose Barracks, April 2. (Courtesy Photo)

MEDDAC Bavaria clinics recognized for its “Star” status

By Alain M. Polynice, U.S. Army Medical Department Activity Bavaria Public Affairs Office   VILSECK, Germany — All five Army health clinics of the U.S. Army Medical Department Activity Bavaria were recognized and formally honored for their recertification as an Army Safety and Occupational Health Star Site in a ceremony…

April 10th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News
Joey Scaletta, a nurse consultant for infection prevention and control for U.S. Army Medical Department Activity Bavaria, explains the importance of safety and being careful when handling sharps, medical devices like needles, scalpels, and other tools that cut or go into the skin. (Photo by Alain M. Polynice, MEDDAC-B Public Affairs)

Nurse consultant works to keep MEDDAC Bavaria infection free

  By Alain M. Polynice, U.S. Army Medical Department Activity Bavaria Public Affairs Office   VILSECK, Germany — When it comes to infection prevention, Joey Scaletta, a nurse consultant for infection prevention and control for U.S. Army Medical Department Activity Bavaria, is passionate about his job and how he is…

April 10th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News

Army G-4 offers tips to prepare for the peak moving season

  By U.S. Army G-4   WASHINGTON — Up to 60,000 household goods shipments for Soldiers, civilians and family members are expected to be moved this summer, and U.S. Army Logistics, HQDA G-4, is providing some tips to help make your move less stressful.   MOVE PLANNING AND EXECUTION  …

April 7th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News

Public Health Command Europe offers guidance on how to stay tick-free this year

  By Michelle Thum, Regional Health Command Europe   As people spend more time outdoors, so do many insects and pests. Among those are ticks, which can carry several potentially serious diseases. One of the most common is Lyme disease.    According to Public Health Command Europe officials, a person…

April 2nd, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News
Assorted Alcoholic Beverage Drinks On White Background, red wine, white wine, champagne, whiskey, beer, cider

‘Help for Today, Hope for Tomorrow’: April is National Alcohol Awareness Month

  by USAG Bavaria Army Substance Abuse Program   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Alcohol Awareness Month, currently sponsored by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, was established in 1987 in an effort to help reduce the stigma so often associated with alcohol addiction by encouraging communities to reach out…

April 1st, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News

#BetterAtBavaria: How the largest overseas installation supports its community

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — If you follow U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria on social media, you can expect to see the tag #BetterAtBavaria more often.   So what does it mean?   #BetterAtBavaria is our way of telling both new and seasoned community members about the resources and services provided by…

March 22nd, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News, Things You Didn't Know

How to PCS to Germany with Pets

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — So, you are getting ready to PCS to Germany, and you’re scared, excited, nervous or all of the above. You’ve already gathered your family’s information, but what about your pets?   This can add more stress to an already stressful situation. Below is a list of…

March 21st, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News, Things You Didn't Know, Travel

An easy guide to bulk trash disposal at USAG Bavaria

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Bulk trash disposal is an ongoing question for many community members in the Tower and Rose Barracks areas of U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria. Here is a general breakdown of what it is and when it occurs.   The Garrison semi-annually offers bulk items collections in the…

March 20th, 2019 Environmental, Health & Lifestyle, News

New Bavaria Healthy Lunch Guide is here

  By U.S. Army Medical Department Activity Bavaria Public Affairs Office   VILSECK, Germany — Whether it is eating at your local food court, or shopping at your local commissary, there is always the opportunity to make your lunch eating habits a little bit healthier.   Medical Department Activity Bavaria…

March 19th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News