Category Archives: Health & Lifestyle


Bavaria Community and Spouses’ Club and MWR present 12th Annual Crown Jewel Bazaar

Bavaria Community and Spouses Club news release    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Bavaria Community and Spouses’ Club and the U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation are partnering to bring the USAG Bavaria community the 12th annual Crown Jewel Bazaar October 4 – 6, 2019, at…

September 16th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News

Grafenwoehr Exchange celebrates Air Force birthday with special offers Sept. 18

AAFES News Release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The U.S. Air Force will mark its 72nd birthday on Sept. 18, and the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is celebrating with special offers for military shoppers.    Grafenwoehr Exchange shoppers can enjoy these savings on Sept. 18:   10 cents off…

September 13th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News

‘Small Steps Save Lives’ campaign increases suicide awareness, prevention

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Defense Department rolled out a new campaign theme to recognize a major public health concern in our community and many military communities around the globe.   “September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. This year’s theme is ‘Small Steps Save Lives,’ which emphasizes the small changes service…

September 10th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News

USAG Bavaria child wins art category in 2019 Young Lives, BIG stories contest

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — A U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria child is one of seven winners of the 2019 Young Live, BIG Stories contest sponsored by the U.S. Army Installation Management Command’s Child and Youth Services.   Therese Mesina won for her art submission in the 3- to 4-year old category.…

September 9th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News

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