USDA: Bird Flu Outbreak in Europe

USDA News Release Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) virus is a highly infectious disease affecting wild and domestic birds. The disease can be devastating for domestic poultry. Unlike most other bird diseases, this virus has also infected mammals, including cats, pigs, and is potentially infectious for humans. However, the virus remains…

Edelweiss Lodge and Resort staff test positive for CORONA-19

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN – Several staff members of the Edelweiss Lodge and Resort here have tested positive for COVID-19. As a precaution, additional staff members who had prolonged, direct contact with the positive staff members have also been quarantined. The facility is working with U.S. Army medical professionals and local medical officials…

Essay: What helps me through life’s difficult moments

Editor’s Note: In September 2019, the Army Substance Abuse Program and USAG Bavaria Libraries presented an opportunity for community members to share their writing talents in support of Suicide Prevention Month. A panel of community members read the essays and choose the top three entries to be shared garrison-wide. Thomas’s essay…

AAFES partners with Military Relief Funds to help soldiers, airmen in need

AAFES News Release   Grafenwoehr, Germany – Helping those in need is always in season, and now Army & Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) shoppers can donate any amount to military relief funds year-round at the Grafenwoehr Exchange.   Soldiers and other authorized shoppers can donate to Army Emergency Relief…

Essay: Taming the beast

Editor’s Note: In September 2019, the Army Substance Abuse Program and USAG Bavaria Libraries presented an opportunity for community members to share their writing talents in support of Suicide Prevention Month. A panel of community members read the essays and choose the top three entries to be shared garrison-wide. White’s…

Apprenticeship season kicks off with 9 new trainees

  Grafenwoehr, Germany – Nine host nation school graduates were welcomed and on-boarded to the USAG Bavaria apprenticeship program, on Sept. 1. An apprenticeship in the German system allows interns to obtain on-the-job training while also attending a vocational school. This dual learning system dates back to the 19th century,…

DoDEA Virtual School Tip Sheet for Temporary Authority

Due to the delayed PCS season and the variance of school options in many US School Districts, DoDEA has obtained temporary authority to enroll eligible dependents in the DoDEA Virtual School (DVS) for the entire first semester prior to arrival in an overseas DoDEA location.  Families must arrive by September…

Last minute summer activities to enjoy before the season change

By Laura Garcia, program specialist with Army Substance Abuse Program (ASAP)   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Summer is coming to an end, and Labor Day is typically the last big event of the season. However, the fun does not need to end. Here are ideas for some last minute safe, summer…

An invisible enemy named suicide

By Young J. Hwang, USAG Bavaria Suicide Prevention Program Manager GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — At the beginning of this year, a pandemic of a highly contagious new strain of coronavirus, named COVID-19, fundamentally altered the day-to-day lives of individuals around the world. You are now required to wash or sanitize your…

Summer tips for safe outdoor exercise

By Laura Garcia, program specialist with Army Substance Abuse Program (ASAP)   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — It is no secret that maintaining excellent physical fitness and overall health is integral to being ready and prepared within the Army. But during a global pandemic, community members do not always have the option…

Staying safe when summer weather turns stormy

By Laura Garcia, program specialist with Army Substance Abuse Program (ASAP)   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — In Germany, storms can move in very quickly. In nearly a blink of an eye, Bavaria’s summer  sun can be replaced with rain and wind. Here are some simple steps that you can take to…