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Grafenwoehr Exchange shoppers can keep veterans working with Rags of Honor tees

AAFES news release GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is offering Rags of Honor – a new patriotic apparel brand that supports homeless and unemployed veterans – available at the Tower Barracks Main Store and at shopmyexchange.com.   All Rags of Honor products are made in…

July 19th, 2017 News

Army’s claims process for personal property damages, losses changes July 5

  FORT KNOX — The Army has created a new office at Fort Knox to process Soldiers’ claims for personal property losses incident to government service, known as the Center for Personnel Claims Support, or CPCS. The new center will be fully operational July 5, 2017.   These claims are…

June 28th, 2017 News

Which pets can or can’t be taken back stateside

By Robert Szostek, USEUCOM Customs Public Affairs   People moving stateside this summer may take most types of pets with them if they plan ahead.   However, endangered species laws prevent people from taking some turtles, birds and reptiles to the United States.   “Dogs must be free of disease…

June 27th, 2017 Health & Lifestyle, News

What to know if you get pulled over in Germany

  By Emily Jennings, USAG Wiesbaden Public Affairs   WIESBADEN, Germany — Driving on the roads in a foreign country where you don’t speak the language fluently can be nerve wracking enough. But imagine getting pulled over by police. That’s what happened last month when Tony Muñoz, a Department of…

June 26th, 2017 Health & Lifestyle, News

4 reasons to visit a SFL-TAP center early and often

By Jenny Hale, U.S. Army Transition Division   The Soldier for Life – Transition Assistance Program (SFL-TAP) supports Active and Reserve Component Soldiers with at least 180 days of continuous active federal service. The program also serves thousands of Family members and Department of the Army Civilians. The Army’s goal…

May 29th, 2017 News

Bavarian author Oliver Poetzsch visits Garmisch

  By Katherine Livingston, USAG Bavaria Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation   GARMISCH, Germany — Oliver Poetzsch, author of the bestselling The Hangman’s Daughter series, recently regaled the Garmisch community.   The event, hosted by the FMWR library, weaved book readings, musical interludes and a plethora of Bavarian history…

May 11th, 2017 News

Measles vaccinations recommended for 6-12 month olds

  Regional Health Command Europe news release   SEMBACH KASERNE, Germany – Regional Health Command Europe officials are recommending that 6-12 month old children should be immunized with the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine, as a result of an ongoing measles outbreak in several European countries.   This dose is…

May 8th, 2017 Health & Lifestyle, News

Tips for surviving tick season

  USAG Stuttgart news release   During spring, ticks transform from larva to nymph with only one catch … the need for a blood meal.   Typically, ticks live in brush close to the ground and engage in opportunistic feeding on small mammals, birds and sometimes, humans. Although most ticks…

May 1st, 2017 Health & Lifestyle

Internship offers intelligence analysts chance to expand experience, skills

By the Grafenwoehr Field Office, 2nd Military Intelligence Battalion, 66th Military Intelligence Brigade   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany —The Grafenwoehr Field Office is looking for experienced enlisted intelligence analysts who want to expand their current skill set for a six-month internship supporting the mission of U.S. Army counterintelligence in Europe.   Mission…

April 25th, 2017 News

5 easy ways to prepare for emergencies

  By Tom Janis, USAG Bavaria Emergency Management   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — It’s no secret that disasters, both natural and man-made, seem to be occurring frequently around the world. April is America’s PrepareAthon! month and the perfect time for USAG Bavaria families to get ready for whatever may come, including thunderstorms.…

April 11th, 2017 News