Category Archives: Health & Lifestyle


New thrift shop hours in Graf, Vilseck beginning April 2

Bavaria Community and Spouses Club news release   The Bavaria Community and Spouses Club Thrift Shops will have new hours beginning Tuesday, April 2, 2019.   Both the Grafenwoehr and Vilseck shops will have the same hours.   Monday: Closed   Tuesday: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.   Wednesday: 11…

March 11th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News

USAG Bavaria certifies IMCOM-E senior leaders to administer new Army fitness test

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria hosted the Installation Management Command-Europe Senior Enlisted Seminar on Tower Barracks, March 6-7.   During the seminar, senior leaders within IMCOM-E received level one and level two certification for the new Army Combat Fitness Test.   “The certification training was spearheaded by…

March 7th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News

Housing town halls complete. Now what?

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Leadership with 7th Army Training Command and U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria are taking action after having conducted six town halls Feb. 25 – 28 across Bavaria to address housing problems and questions.   The town halls — which drew in 1,005 community members from Grafenwoehr,…

March 5th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News, Safety & Security Bytes

Scoop the poop: Removing pet waste enhances human, environmental health

  By Christa Rolls, USAG Bavaria Environmental Division   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Residents of U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria housing areas have recently expressed concerns about pet waste being left in community green spaces.   In one year, a dog can produce nearly 400 pounds of poop, which is equivalent to…

March 5th, 2019 Environmental, Health & Lifestyle, News

Prepare now for floods in Germany

  By Tom Janis, USAG Bavaria Emergency Manager   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Severe weather in Europe is just around the corner. Its impact will cause extensive damage due to flooding, strong winds with downed trees, roof damage (flying tiles!), hail and lightning.   Once again, it won’t be uncommon for…

March 3rd, 2019 Environmental, Health & Lifestyle, News, Safety & Security Bytes

Anyone can dine at Grafenwoehr Exchange restaurants

  AAFES NEWS RELEASE   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is offering a warm welcome — and a bite to eat — to visitors, Department of Defense contractors and civilians at Exchange restaurants.   The Grafenwoehr Exchange’s quick-serve restaurants are open for anyone with installation…

March 1st, 2019 Health & Lifestyle

USAG Bavaria’s Family Advocacy Program supports Safe Sleep Awareness Week

By Alyssa Ball,  Family Advocacy Program Intern    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria’s Family Advocacy Program, will participate in Safe Sleep Awareness Week March 11-17.   Representatives from USAG Bavaria’s Family Advocacy Program will host an information booth at the Grafenwoehr Exchange March 12 in support of Safe…

February 27th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News

BCSC announces spring community outreach opportunities

Bavaria Community and Spouses Club news release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Bavaria Community and Spouses Club (BCSC) is pleased to announce its Spring 2019 Community Outreach Grants & Scholarships deadlines.   For Community Outreach Grants, the application will now open March 1, 2019, and close March 31, 2019, at…

February 24th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News

Town halls, home visits to address housing concerns

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — In light of recent reports highlighting deficient living conditions in some privatized military housing in the U.S., leadership with 7th Army Training Command and U.S. Army Garrisons at Ansbach and Bavaria host town halls to address community concerns at Army housing.   The town halls — which…

February 21st, 2019 Environmental, Health & Lifestyle, News, Safety & Security Bytes

Teens identify healthy relationship boundaries with Family Advocacy Program

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — February is known to many as the month of love, but it’s also Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month.   As kids grow into adolescence, their curiosity to enter the dating world grows expeditiously.   As tweens cross into the high school world, many are often met…

February 15th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News