Monthly Archives: February 2019


New guidance on taxable moving expenses for civilians

  Courtesy Story by 21st Theater Sustainment Command   KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany — Additional information on the taxation of moving expenses for civilian employees is now available that changes guidance issued last year. As previously reported, many moving benefits paid or reimbursed by an employer are now taxable to the relocating…

February 8th, 2019 Legal Issues, News

IMCOM survey: Troops, families want to know more on installation services through social media

  By Joe Lacdan, Army News Service   WASHINGTON — As service members continue to be heavily tasked overseas, separation from families and the impact of deployments on children rank as top areas of concern, a Blue Star Family survey revealed.    The 2018 Military Family Lifestyle Survey, which evaluated…

February 7th, 2019 News

Preliminary tests at USAG Bavaria reveal no environmental hazards

  by USAG Bavaria Environmental Division Staff   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Under the Final Governing Standards for Germany, recent tests performed in U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria in 2018 show results are clear of lead-based paint, asbestos and lead in drinking water for family housing and unit facilities.   USAG Bavaria and other U.S.…

February 5th, 2019 Environmental, News

Legionella testing to begin at USAG Bavaria

  Editor’s note: This article was updated Feb. 5, 2019.   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — In order to ensure water safety, USAG Bavaria and U.S. Army garrisons across Germany will conduct a routine Legionella bacteria survey in all our communities.                             Final Governing Standards for Germany now require the annual monitoring…

February 5th, 2019 Environmental, Health & Lifestyle, News

Hohenfels Soldiers medal at Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu European Championship

  HOHENFELS, Germany — Two U.S. Army Soldiers on the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Team Hohenfels took home medals at the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation European Championship 2019 in Lisbon, Portugal, Jan. 14-21.   After one week of competing, Command Sgt. Maj. Christopher McMillian won the silver medal in the Super Heavy…

February 5th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News

Exchange offers fresh flowers in time for Valentine’s Day

  AAFES news release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany —  Love is in the air! The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is helping Soliders and their families shower their loved ones with fresh flowers, gifts and candy for less this Valentine’s Day.   Sweethearts can find everything they need in Express…

February 4th, 2019 News

Changes to vehicle registration in Germany

    By Sgt. Dani Debehets, U.S. Army Europe   WIESBADEN, Germany — U.S. Army Europe Registrar of Motor Vehicles recently announced changes to the vehicle registration process in Germany.   Effective Jan. 11, there is no longer a requirement to annually register vehicles more than 10 years old. Now all…

February 1st, 2019 News

Dress up, have fun: It’s Fasching

  Fasching, as it’s known in Bavaria, is crazy and a fun time to be in Germany. Fasching is also known as Karneval or Fastnacht in other parts of Germany. It officially kicked off the Karneval season Nov. 11 at 11:11 a.m. with pre-Lenten festivities.   During Germany’s carnival season,…

February 1st, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News