Category Archives: Health & Lifestyle


Gratitude Initiative now accepting applications for grades 8-11

  Calling all Army families! Gratitude Initiative is now accepting applications for students in grades 8-11 for the GI College Success Academy.   GI provides the most comprehensive college and career counseling, SAT/ACT Test Prep, and financial aid counseling program, free of charge to our military families. The program is…

October 2nd, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News, School News

U.S. Consulate Frankfurt at Tower Barracks Oct. 18; schedule appointment today

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Representatives with the U.S. Consulate Frankfurt will be on Tower Barracks, Friday, Oct. 18, from 8-11:45 a.m.   They will be accepting Consular Reports of Birth Abroad (eCRBA) and tourist passport applications.   The eCRBA applications must be completed and paid for no later than Oct.…

September 30th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, Legal Issues, News

Domestic Violence Awareness Month: 3 strategies for prevention

  By Kari Sharpe, USAG Bavaria ACS Family Advocacy Program    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Domestic Violence is a significant societal problem – impacting individuals in the military, the United States and the World. We hear the statistics and disturbing numbers regularly at mandatory training events, and every October as the…

September 30th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News

Operation Homefront accepting 2020 Military Child of the Year nominations, Award for Innovation applications

  Operation Homefront News Release   Operation Homefront, the national nonprofit that builds strong, stable and secure military families, is now accepting nominations for the 2020 Military Child of the Year® Awards, as well as applications for the 2020 Military Child of the Year® Award for Innovation.   Nominations are…

September 26th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News, School News

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