Category Archives: Health & Lifestyle

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

Bavaria Community and Spouses’ Club announces recipients of grants

On behalf of the Bavaria Community and Spouses’ Club (BCSC) Board of Governors, we are pleased to announce the 4th quarter recipients of our Community Outreach Grants. $10,000 was awarded to the following deserving organizations:   VHS Boys Soccer Team   VHS Science Department   VHS Baseball Team   A…

May 16th, 2018 Health & Lifestyle, News

Windshield Tours prepare newcomers for their stay in Bavaria

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Every first Friday of a month, a bus tour takes place around U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria installations to show newcomers the most important locations on and off post.   Army Community Service organizes the Windshield Tours to help Soldiers and their families orientate to Tower and…

May 14th, 2018 Health & Lifestyle, News

Shipwrecked summer bible school: Plunge into an ocean of fun!

      USAG Bavaria Religious Support Office NEWS RELEASE   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Religious Support Office invites children to this summer’s Shipwrecked Vacation Bible School. The week-long summer program for children ages three to 12 will be hosted at the chapels in Netzaberg, Rose Barracks, Garmisch…

May 12th, 2018 Health & Lifestyle, News

OPINION: From one military spouse to another, thank you

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — It’s Military Spouse Appreciation Day, and while affirmations or gifts from our service members are always appreciated, it’s also a good time for us spouses to show our appreciation for one another.   I’ve been a military spouse for five years. That isn’t very long compared…

May 11th, 2018 Health & Lifestyle, News

Spring cleanup takes place May 14-18

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Help the Tower Barracks and Rose Barracks communities join forces to make U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria look neat and clean.   Soldiers, family members and civilians can help to improve the appearance of USAG Bavaria by collecting and removing trash and debris from living areas, common…

May 8th, 2018 Environmental, Health & Lifestyle, News

Your suicide prevention resources at USAG Bavaria

Army Senior Leaders are committed to building a ready and resilient force by sustaining personal readiness and mitigating high-risk behaviors that run  counter to the Army profession.   Those who serve our great nation pledge to treat themselves and others with dignity and respect and expect others to do the…

May 8th, 2018 Health & Lifestyle

Rose Barracks opens Bavaria’s largest Functional Fitness Facility

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — To meet the demands of the new Soldier Readiness Test and Army Combat Readiness Test, Tower Barracks and Rose Barracks have transformed two fitness facilities into new functional fitness gyms.   The 5,000-square-foot Rose Barracks functional fitness facility opened its doors April 13 to all DOD ID…

May 8th, 2018 Health & Lifestyle, News

Community survey aims to improve quality of life

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Community Health Promotion Council is currently conducting a survey to improve the quality of life within the community.   The Community Strengths and Themes Assessment is an online survey open to all Soldiers, family members, Army civilians and retirees that empowers the…

May 4th, 2018 Health & Lifestyle, News