USAG Bavaria Environmental Division collects surface water samples across GTA

By Megan McKnight, USAG Bavaria Environmental Division   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Water quality directly impacts environmental and human health; consequently, human actions can influence water quality. Proactive management approaches are some of the best ways to protect, and ensure, healthy water resources. Thus in late December 2021, the U.S. Army…

Tips for preventing summer sport injuries

By Laura Garcia, program specialist with Army Substance Abuse Program (ASAP)   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Summer sports can be lots of fun! But high impact workouts, such as running, soccer, basketball and gymnastics, can place great demand on the joints. And after being inside for a long winter, bodies may not…

VA Foreign Medical Program offers reimbursements for COVID-19 Vaccine

VA OCONUS Connection Bulletin (June 2021) To view the original bulletin, please visit: https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USVAVBA/bulletins/2da2d54    COVID-19 Vaccine Veterans currently living or traveling outside the United States, who are eligible for the VA Foreign Medical Program, can receive reimbursement from VA for a COVID-19 vaccine. We can pay for a COVID-19 vaccine…

Tips for preventing summer medical emergencies

By Laura Garcia, program specialist with Army Substance Abuse Program (ASAP)   GRAFENWOEHR – Summer can bring so many good times and memories.  Getting together with friends to relax and enjoy the summer weather after being in the cold months can provide some much needed happiness.  However, there summer can…

AAFES Reel Time Theaters reopening across USAG Bavaria

AAFES Press Release   GRAFENWOEHR, GERMANY — As local COVID-19 restrictions continue to ease, Army & Air Force Exchange Service is reopening its Real Time Theaters across U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria starting Friday, June 25. At Grafenwoehr, Vilseck and Hohenfels, the Reel Time Theaters will schedule movie showings every Friday,…

HTA erosion control structures prevent local community from flooding

By Nanette Schneider, USAG Bavaria Hohenfels Environmental Division   HOHENFELS, Germany — Heavy rainfall hit the northwestern part of the Hohenfels Training Area in June 2021, creating extreme conditions. Within a few hours, monitoring stations recorded a downpour of over 100 liters of rain per square meter. At the Weihermühlbach…

AAFES shoppers generate $1.72 million for USAG Bavaria community in 2020

AAFES Press Release   GRAFENWOEHR, GERMANY — It matters where Soldiers and their families shop, and authorized Army & Air Force Exchange Service shoppers are doing their part to strengthen the U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria community. In 2020, Exchange shoppers generated $1.72 million for critical quality-of-life programs.   The dividend…

Optional: How to get the EU COVID VAX Digital Certificate in Germany

Editor’s Note: It is not required that USAG Bavaria community members obtain an EU COVID VAX Digital Certificate. Choosing to obtain a digital passport is completely voluntary for U.S. personnel. GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – When U.S. personnel are vaccinated against COVID-19 on the installation, military health clinics issue patients an official…

Tips for preventing foodborne illnesses

By Laura Garcia, program specialist with Army Substance Abuse Program (ASAP)   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Summertime is the perfect opportunity to enjoy a meal outdoors. While enjoying picnics, barbecues and potlucks outside, follow these Summer Sense Campaign tips to help prevent cases of foodborne illness.  Keep your hands clean by…

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Prepare for a safe summer by being alcohol aware

By Laura Garcia, program specialist with Army Substance Abuse Program (ASAP)   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Army Substance Abuse Program provides resources to community members so everyone can make smart decisions regarding alcohol consumption. Check out tips the program has for responsibly consuming, and avoiding, alcoholic beverages this summer.  …

Return ammunition on ‘No Questions Asked’ policy

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria holds its quarterly Amnesty Day event July 29, 2021, to afford the USAG Bavaria community the opportunity to turn in ammunition on a no-questions-asked basis.   The next Community Amnesty Day for ammunition and explosives (A & E) will run from 8:30…