Category Archives: Health & Lifestyle

Oktoberfest 2018 in Munich: Expect heightened security

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The 2018 Oktoberfest in Munich runs Sept. 22 through Oct. 7 and fest-goers can expect to see stringent security measures again, according to the official website.   The heightened security plans include a secured perimeter, a significant police presence with up to 450 security wardens on…

September 19th, 2018 Health & Lifestyle, News, Safety & Security Bytes

Improve Family and MWR service: Take survey Sept. 20-Oct. 17

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — USAG Bavaria Family and MWR invites the community to participate in the Army Family and MWR Customer Survey Sept. 20 – Oct. 17, 2018.   The purpose of the survey is to identify levels and patterns of usage of various MWR programs and services compared to…

September 17th, 2018 Health & Lifestyle, News

Netzaberg Express re-opens Oct. 10 after renovations

  NETZABERG, Germany –The Netzaberg Express re-opens Oct. 10, 2018, at 11 a.m. after months of renovations.   Additionally, the Community Bank ATM at the Express — which has also been out of service — will be fully operational Sept. 29.   Since, April 19 the Netzaberg Express has underwent…

September 14th, 2018 Health & Lifestyle, News, School News

Retiree Appreciation Day offers financial, health services at Vilseck and Ansbach

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – American Retirees in the area will have a chance to get help with pay issues, health care and other retiree services this October.   USAG Bavaria hosts its annual Retiree Appreciation Day (RAD) Oct. 16 at the at the Multi-Purpose Center, Bldg 134 (Vilseck) on Rose…

September 13th, 2018 Health & Lifestyle, Legal Issues, News

Town halls open to community to address lead concerns

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Leadership with U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria and 7th Army Training Command host town halls to address concerns regarding lead on-post and at Army housing.   The town halls — which are open to the entire community — will be held at the following dates and locations:  …

September 12th, 2018 Environmental, Health & Lifestyle, News

Sports Nutrition Shop opens at Grafenwoehr Exchange Sept. 21

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – The grand opening of the new sports nutrition shop located inside Tower Barracks Main Store will be on Sept. 21.   Soldiers and their families can find everything they need to support an active lifestyle with the new sports nutrition shop.   The new shop features…

September 11th, 2018 Health & Lifestyle, News

BCSC announces 2018-2019 scholarship application deadlines

  Bavaria Community and Spouses’ Club News Release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Bavaria Community and Spouses’ Club is pleased to announce its 2018-2019 scholarship deadlines.   During this club year, there will be two opportunities to apply.   The first application deadline will be October 26, 2018. Interested applicants…

September 5th, 2018 Health & Lifestyle, News

September highlights awareness of foodborne illnesses

By Kevin L. Robinson, DeCA public affairs specialist DeCA NEWS RELEASE   FORT LEE, Va. — Keeping foodborne illnesses at bay is a constant job, one shared by retailers and consumers alike, Defense Commissary Agency officials say.   “Commissaries inspect the product pipeline, from the farm to the supplier to the…

August 31st, 2018 Health & Lifestyle, News, Things You Didn't Know

Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How.

  By Kellie Matack, Emergency Management Assistant   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Each September, the United States and now many other countries, recognize National Preparedness Month.   You are probably thinking, I don’t live in an area prone to disasters. Why is this important? Why and better yet, for what do…

August 31st, 2018 Health & Lifestyle, News, Safety & Security Bytes

Let’s all #BeThere

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Defense Department is rolling out a new campaign theme to recognize a major public health concern in our community and many military communities around the globe.   “The DOD’s theme for Suicide Prevention Month this year is ‘#BeThere.’ This campaign encourages us to view our interactions…

August 29th, 2018 Health & Lifestyle, News