Category Archives: News

Staying safe when summer weather turns stormy

By Laura Garcia, program specialist with Army Substance Abuse Program (ASAP)   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — In Germany, storms can move in very quickly. In nearly a blink of an eye, Bavaria’s summer  sun can be replaced with rain and wind. Here are some simple steps that you can take to…

August 31st, 2020 Environmental, Health & Lifestyle, News

Grafenwoehr Exchange nourishes Warfighters’ children with healthy grab-and-go school meals

Army & Air Force Exchange Service News Release   Grafenwoehr, Germany – As the 2020-21 school year gets under way, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is committed to providing nutritious meals to Warfighters’ children in a safe, secure and sanitized environment.   Most of the Department of Defense…

August 31st, 2020 News, School News

Military spouse earns IMCOM award for videography support

  By Susan Melnyk, USAG Bavaria Family and MWR   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – Military spouse Tanja Olsen was presented with the Friends of Recreation volunteer award by U.S. Army Installation Management Command, in late April 2020. Olsen was awarded for her commitment to promoting USAG Bavaria Family and Morale, Welfare…

August 27th, 2020 Health & Lifestyle, News

USAG Bavaria families bring Vacation Bible School into their homes

  By Jamie Crawford and Sidney Sullivan GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — This year’s Vacation Bible School (VBS) program looked vastly different compared to previous years, due to COVID-19. But it went off without a hitch, as teams of skilled chaplains and religious education directors worked together to create a complete five…

August 25th, 2020 Health & Lifestyle, News

Preventing outdoor hazards during the summer months

By Laura Garcia, program specialist with Army Substance Abuse Program (ASAP)   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – People crave the sun, and there is so much of it during the summer months. But as we enjoy the longer days and comfortable nights, there are still hazards we need to be aware of…

August 25th, 2020 Health & Lifestyle, News

Keeping your pets safe this summer

By Laura Garcia, program specialist with Army Substance Abuse Program (ASAP)   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – It is not called the “dog days” of summer for nothing! The hot summer climate can present many issues for pets.   Heat can affect pets very quickly, so try to keep exposure to a…

August 24th, 2020 Health & Lifestyle, News

USAG Bavaria students are back to school equipped with masks and hand sanitizers

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – USAG Bavaria schools reopened with strict COVID-19 protective measures on Monday, August 24. This comes after DoDEA put in place safety requirements and precautionary measures to ensure that students are protected to the greatest extent possible.   Kicking off the new school year, Col. Christopher Danbeck welcomed…

August 24th, 2020 News, School News

Safety tips for the road

By Laura Garcia, program specialist with Army Substance Abuse Program (ASAP)   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – Driving in the summer is just a matter of common sense. Arrive alive to your destination, have fun and come back safely. Be aware of these lifesaving tips, before you hit the road.   Make…

August 24th, 2020 News

DoDEA-Europe town halls, orientations and resources for School Year 2020-21

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – The new school year starts on Monday, Aug. 24. Use these DoDEA-Europe focused town halls, orientation dates and resources to help prepare you and your family. For the latest updates, be sure to follow your school’s Facebook page and subscribe to the e-mail distribution lists.    …

August 19th, 2020 News, School News

Beat the heat with these family fun activities

By Laura Garcia, program specialist with Army Substance Abuse Program (ASAP)   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Is you family experiencing a lull in their summer fun? Check out these ideas aimed to beat the heat. Enjoy the remaining warm days ahead, as these activities will bring out the kid within all…

August 7th, 2020 Health & Lifestyle, News