Category Archives: Health & Lifestyle

Designated Driver Program kicks off at USAG Bavaria

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — In the ongoing effort to reduce alcohol related incidents throughout the community, the Designated Driver Program was officially introduced July 9 at U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria.   The Designated Driver Program is a campaign related to the Alcohol Incident Reduction Initiative and is organized by the…

July 10th, 2018 Health & Lifestyle, News

Bavaria Health Initiative: What’s my next step?

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Do I need to start a fitness program? Do I just eat all the right foods? Or do I just simply hire a fitness guru to hold my hand and lead me in the right direction?   Let’s start with a fitness program, which is no more…

June 26th, 2018 Health & Lifestyle, News

Be a good neighbor: USAG Bavaria housing policies

  By USAG Bavaria Housing Office   The intent of this policy is to reinforce German law as closely as possible, and to promote harmony in our communities and living areas.   Noise Control   All individuals within a USAG Bavaria housing community have the right to expect peace and…

June 21st, 2018 Environmental, Health & Lifestyle, News

Get to know Germany’s bicycle rules of the road

    By USAG Bavaria Safety Office   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Whether you are taking a fun bike ride with the family, using a bicycle to get to work or as part of your fitness routine, make sure that safety is your primary concern.   This guide tells you what…

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

AFN gets rights to air 2018 World Cup

  By George A. Smith, AFN Broadcast Center   The American military serving overseas will get to watch the most watched sporting event in the world, soccer’s World Cup, on American Forces Network (AFN) Television starting June 14.   “The most frequently asked question for more than a month was…

June 8th, 2018 Health & Lifestyle, News

WIC Overseas lights the way for parents

  By Senior Airman Devin M. Rumbaugh, 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs   RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany (June 5, 2018) — Raising children can be a challenging task for new parents. With the Women, Infants, and Children Overseas program, parents can reach out for multiple facets of assistance and education in…

June 7th, 2018 Health & Lifestyle, News, Things You Didn't Know

Summer Sense Campaign begins at USAG Bavaria

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — During the summer months, the Army Substance Abuse Program hosts its annual awareness campaign to help further reduce alcohol related incidents throughout the community.   The Summer Sense Campaign informs community members about the dangers of alcohol abuse while strengthening their awareness about the importance of…

May 31st, 2018 Health & Lifestyle, News
Spouses network with potential employers during a November 2017 career fair here hosted by U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Army Community Service. (Photos by Porche Leonard, ACS)

Employment readiness: Resources for military spouses

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Finding employment in today’s competitive job market is hard enough already. When military families are forced to pack the boxes and move across the country or overseas far away from a connection network, employment can become a real hassle.   Unlike in the civilian world, Army…

May 24th, 2018 Health & Lifestyle, News

Distracted driving increases the risk of accidents: Stay alert!

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Distracted driving is a fact of life. So what can we do to minimize the risk of accidents?   The driver’s primary responsibility here in Europe and abroad is to operate a motor vehicle safely. The task of driving requires full attention and focus.   Drivers…

May 23rd, 2018 Health & Lifestyle, News

In a jam? How to find 24-hour pharmacies in Germany

In Germany, the pharmacy is called an Apotheke and can be identified by the large red A outside locations.   But not all pharmacies in Germany operate 24 hours. German pharmacies take turns operating throughout the night.     There is always at least one Apotheke open near you. Here’s how…

May 17th, 2018 Health & Lifestyle, News, Safety & Security Bytes, Things You Didn't Know