Category Archives: Health & Lifestyle

Glühwein: What it is and how to make it

German Embassy Public Affairs Office, Washington   No German Christmas market is complete without “Glühwein,” the hot, spiced mulled wine that warms holiday merrymakers from the inside out as they stroll through these charming little villages of cloth and wood with family and friends.   “Glühwein,” which literally means “glowing…

October 25th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle

Soldier and Family Readiness Groups empower spouses, support a ready force

  By Katie L. Glover, USAG Bavaria Army Community Service   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — For spouses, volunteering in a military unit is a powerful tool for personal empowerment, networking, becoming part of the community and building interpersonal relationships within families.     Soldier and Family Readiness Groups support the commander in…

October 22nd, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News

What to do when bad weather hits Bavaria

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Inclement weather brought on by the autumn and winter months can deliver a blow to Bavaria and the surrounding area, affecting your decision to travel.   Garrison officials and street cleaning crews at U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria installations at Garmisch, Grafenwoehr, Hohenfels and Vilseck will do everything…

October 22nd, 2019 Environmental, Health & Lifestyle, News, Safety & Security Bytes, School News, Travel

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