Category Archives: Health & Lifestyle


Grafenwoehr Exchange shoppers can support Army, Air Force relief programs at the Exchange

  AAFES News Release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is giving shoppers another chance to support Soldiers and Airmen in need during its second Give and Get Back donation period of the year.   Sept. 13 to 17, shoppers can donate to either Army…

September 9th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News

Clear bulk trash, other waste during Fall Cleanup

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Every year, as the trees become bare and leaves pile up along sidewalks and lawns, the U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Directorate of Public Works leads a concerted effort to beautify the installation before the season gives way to the cold, snowy months of winter.   Service…

September 6th, 2019 Environmental, Health & Lifestyle, Housing, News

Foreign soil prohibited from entering US

  By Julie Aliaga-Milos, USEUCOM Agriculture Advisor   The United States Department of Agriculture restricts or prohibits the entry of many agricultural products, which can carry foreign pests and diseases that harm American agriculture and our environment.   A major pest or disease outbreak could mean higher grocery bills, shortages…

September 6th, 2019 Environmental, Health & Lifestyle, News, Things You Didn't Know, Travel

System migration will affect soldier health assessments Sept. 8-11

U.S. Army Medical Department Activity Bavaria Public Affairs    VILSECK, Germany — All Medical Operational Data System (MODS) Medical Readiness applications will be offline Sept. 8-11, 2019, due to migration to the Army Analytics Group.   Applications affected by the migration include Medical Protection System (MEDPROS), Medical Web Data Entry…

September 4th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News

Red Cross holds drawing, writing contests for children in September

  VILSECK, Germany — The American Red Cross is promoting activities during National Preparedness Month to bring awareness to our communities. One of the activities they are hosting is a writing and drawing contest for children with prizes for those who win. It is also a great way for kids to…

September 4th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News

National Preparedness Month: Red Cross asks everyone to prepare for the next emergency

by Savannah Robinson, American Red Cross Field Office Coordinator   VILSECK, Germany — September is National Preparedness Month. It’s the perfect time for people to get their household ready in case an emergency should occur. The American Red Cross prepares all year for disasters and urges everyone to Be Red…

September 4th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News, Safety & Security Bytes

Mobile apps for alerts and weather warnings in Germany

  The U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Antiterrorism Office recommends residents stay up-to-date through local news sources about the area they live when they are in or out-of-town.    Several apps are available to get notified about official alerts and weather warnings.   KATWARN   KATWARN is a free mobile app service…

September 4th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, Safety & Security Bytes, Travel

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

Bavaria Branch Veterinary Services   PCS-ing 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 us months in advance with any questions so…

September 3rd, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, Legal Issues, News, Travel

Grafenwoehr Exchange launches fee-free layaway ahead of holidays

AAFES News Release   Grafenwoehr, Germany — Soldiers and military families can get a jump-start on holiday shopping thanks to the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s fee-free layaway.   From Sept. 1 to Dec. 24, the Grafenwoehr Exchange will waive its $3 service fee for items priced at $25…

September 3rd, 2019 Health & Lifestyle

Shop, win, cheer: Exchange gives away tickets to Army-Navy game

  AAFES News Release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Military shoppers have a chance to cheer on the Army Black Knights and Navy Midshipmen in person at the 2019 Army-Navy Game just by shopping the Grafenwoehr Exchanges or commissary with their MILITARY STAR® card.   Shoppers will automatically be entered to…

August 30th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News