Category Archives: Health & Lifestyle


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, Safety & Security Bytes

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

USAG Bavaria introduces Alcohol Incident Reduction Initiative

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria community leaders and support agencies recently introduced the Alcohol Incident Reduction Initiative to decrease the abuse of alcohol and resulting risky behaviors in the community.   To support the efforts of the Bavaria Health Initiative, the Community Health Promotion Council started the…

May 3rd, 2018 Health & Lifestyle, News

Cute pets can cash in on Exchange contests

  AAFES NEWS RELEASE   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – Cute canines, cats, canaries and other beloved pets can finally make their adorable looks pay off in two separate contests.   Army & Air Force Exchange Service shoppers can bring their pets or come see the Annual Patriot Pet Show competition and enjoy…

May 1st, 2018 Health & Lifestyle, News

Tricare changes: Overseas newborn enrollment requirements

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Effective this year, parents will need to follow new overseas Tricare enrollment requirements for their newborn or adopted children.   Newborns now have a 120-day grace period for healthcare coverage in Tricare when born at overseas duty stations. This grace period begins on the date…

April 24th, 2018 Health & Lifestyle, News