Category Archives: Health & Lifestyle


An easy guide to trash & recycling in Hohenfels

  HOHENFELS, Germany — Germany is one of the most successful countries in recycling the trash for the good of the environment. A major part of the success is the proper sorting of garbage. But the whole subject of recycling can be an overwhelming task for any newcomer to the…

October 19th, 2018 Environmental, Health & Lifestyle, News

Clear bulk trash, other waste during Fall Cleanup

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Every year, as the trees become bare and leaves pile up along sidewalks and lawns, the U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Directorate of Public Works leads a concerted effort to beautify the installation before the season gives way to the cold, snowy months of winter.  …

October 5th, 2018 Environmental, Health & Lifestyle, News

Take the cost of living survey, influence future rates

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — All Department of Defense Service members stationed at any of the 11 DOD identified locations in Germany, and who have been on station for at least three months, are required to complete the 2018 Cost of Living Allowance Living Pattern Survey.   Take the survey at…

October 5th, 2018 Health & Lifestyle, News

Mobile apps for alerts and weather warnings in Germany

  The U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Antiterrorism Office recommends residents stay up-to-date through local news sources about the area they live when they are in or out-of-town.    Several apps are available to get notified about official alerts and weather warnings.   KATWARN   KATWARN is a free mobile app service…

September 25th, 2018 Health & Lifestyle, Safety & Security Bytes, Travel

Oktoberfest 2018 in Munich: A traveler’s guide

  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, Travel

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