Category Archives: Health & Lifestyle


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

Netzaberg schools offer new breakfast program

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Netzaberg Elementary and Middle School campus will be offering the “Start Smart” breakfast program during the 2018-2019 school year.   The program will start at NES on Aug. 28 and at NMS on Sept. 10.   The campus was selected as a pilot location for…

August 22nd, 2018 Health & Lifestyle, News, School News

BCSC announces 2018-2019 grant application deadlines

Bavaria Community and Spouses’ Club News Release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Bavaria Community and Spouses’ Club is pleased to announce its 2018-2019 Community Outreach Grants deadlines.   During this club year, there will be two grants cycles.   The first application deadline will be Sept. 30 at midnight. Organizations…

August 13th, 2018 Health & Lifestyle, News

OPINION: Chaplains provide and advise

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Chaplains are one the Army’s greatest assets, providing vital moral leadership and one-on-one counseling with confidentiality.   A week before I left the U.S. bound on a flight to Europe, I was stopped at a red light behind a late model sedan with a very unique…

July 31st, 2018 Health & Lifestyle, News

Pet ownership a shared responsibility at USAG Bavaria

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria understands how important your pet is to you. The on-post Veterinary Treatment Facilities offer various types of routine care and services for the pets of military families when possible.   The primary mission of the Vilseck and Hohenfels Veterinary Treatment Facilities is…

July 25th, 2018 Health & Lifestyle, News

3-year construction between Erbendorf, Grafenwoehr forces detour

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — A road leading from Erbendorf to Grafenwoehr will be closed for construction for three years.   The closure of the B299 between Pressath and Erbendorf will result in a detour for those driving to Grafenwoehr. Construction begins at the end of August 2018. The total closure…

July 24th, 2018 Health & Lifestyle, News, Travel

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