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Internet-connected toys could present privacy, contact concerns for children

Federal Bureau of Investigation Public Service Announcement   The FBI encourages consumers to consider cyber security prior to introducing smart, interactive, internet-connected toys into their homes or trusted environments. Smart toys and entertainment devices for children are increasingly incorporating technologies that learn and tailor their behaviors based on user interactions.…

August 21st, 2017 Health & Lifestyle, News, Safety & Security Bytes

IPPS-A town hall at Rose Barracks Sept 15

USAG Bavaria Public Affairs   VILSECK, Germany — The  Army hosts a town hall here aimed at providing Soldiers with information on the Integrated Personnel and Pay System-Army, or IPPS-A.   The town hall will take place at Rose Barracks theater Sept. 15 at 9 a.m. and is open to…

August 16th, 2017 News

Grafenwoehr Exchange provides $1,782,597 in quality-of-life support

AAFES news release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Soldiers and their families shopping and dining at Army & Air Force Exchange Service stores and restaurants generated $ 1,782,597 last year for Army quality-of-life programs.   Over the past 10 years, Exchanges worldwide have provided more than $2.4 billion in dividends to…

August 9th, 2017 News

Soldiers orchestrate symphony of Chaos at live fire exercise in Grafenwoehr

By Staff Sgt. Ange Desinor   GRAFENWOEHR TRAINING AREA, Germany — As they maneuver through a forest on a mission to clear an objective in a nearby town, infantrymen of Chaos Company, 1st Battalion, 68th Armor Regiment, carefully scan their sectors of fire while navigating dense terrain.   Their breathing…

August 6th, 2017 News

Back-to school season at Tower Barracks Exchange

AAFES news release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Exchange is helping military students head to the top of the class during the 2017-18 school year by extending its layaway program to include computers and tablets needed to succeed in the classroom.   Through Aug. 31, just in time for back-to-school…

August 3rd, 2017 Health & Lifestyle, News

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