Category Archives: Health & Lifestyle


Military spouse life: Getting out of your comfort zone

By Nina Marino, InDependent   As military spouses, most of us pride ourselves on our ability to adapt and cope with change. An overseas move doesn’t faze us. We take deployment orders in stride. Expect the unexpected, we tell ourselves. Life as a military spouse is an adventure! We experience…

December 3rd, 2015 Health & Lifestyle

Diabetes affects millions of Americans; November brings awareness

By Shaylee Borcsani, BHC PAO Volunteer   VILSECK, Germany – November is a month that marks the start of the holiday season. It is usually a time for celebrations and spending time with family. However, the American Diabetes Association has also deemed November as National Diabetes month. This month, the…

November 13th, 2015 Health & Lifestyle

Flu shots, mist available at USAG Bavaria

  Bavaria Health Command press release   VILSECK, Germany – Coughing, sneezing, fever, aches… Flu season is here. It’s the time of year you can expect to notice more of these symptoms in your family, friends, or coworkers. But it doesn’t have to be that way. The flu vaccination is…

October 17th, 2015 Health & Lifestyle, News

Keep banned foodstuffs out of US

WIESBADEN, Germany – Personnel shipping household goods to the USA should be careful when packing the contents of their kitchen, agriculture officials advise.   The Bureau of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issues fines of $100 to $1,000 to first-time offenders who ignore the strict rules that apply to sending…

October 13th, 2015 Health & Lifestyle, News

Bavaria Health Command activated in Vilseck

By Kristen Schabert, Bavaria Health Command   VILSECK, Germany – The Bavaria Health Command was officially activated in a ceremony on Dragoon Field, Rose Barracks, Sept. 25.   BHC replaces the former United States Army Medical Department Activity Bavaria, better known as BMEDDAC. The activation is part of a larger…

October 8th, 2015 Health & Lifestyle, News

Your domestic violence prevention resources at USAG Bavaria

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The garrison here supports the U.S. Army’s efforts in raising domestic violence awareness during the entire month of October.   What is domestic violence, and why does it matter? Today, families — and especially military families — are subject to a variety of stressors that often place…

October 1st, 2015 Health & Lifestyle, News

Environmental: The benefits of honey

Honey has healing powers that have been proven scientifically. It can help with sore throats, burns hurt less, wounds heal faster and dry scalps benefit from an overnight honey treatment.   What’s important is not to heat the honey to more than 40 °C (104 °F) because then beneficial substances,…

September 30th, 2015 Environmental, Health & Lifestyle

Free online military spouse wellness summit Oct. 19-23

FORT RILEY, Kansas — InDependent and The Army Wife Network launch registration sign-ups for the first ever online Military Spouse Wellness Summit: Invest in Yourself 2015 sponsored by The USAA Educational Foundation.   The free online summit takes place during the week of Oct. 19-23, with a bonus day on…

September 16th, 2015 Health & Lifestyle

The busy parent’s guide to keeping up with your child’s schoolwork

Article submitted by the IMCOM-E Region School Liaison Officer   Are you are parent who works long hours? A single parent? A parent with several children? Or just one of the many busy parents trying to keep up with the demands of every day life?   Busy or not, a…

August 24th, 2015 Health & Lifestyle, School News

How to maintain healthy living momentum during vacation

  InDependent is a military spouse run health and wellness organization in partnership with Public Health Foundation Enterprises, Inc. who provides a nonprofit designation. Their mission is to create a thriving community of military spouses that supports preventative wellness by inspiring each other to make health and wellness a priority. By…

August 23rd, 2015 Health & Lifestyle