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‘Tis the season for holiday scams: How to protect yourself

Federal Bureau of Investigation press release   With the holidays ramping up and seasonal shopping in full swing, criminals are also gearing up for a busy season.   Cyber criminals don’t take the holidays off. In fact, they’re especially busy trying to steal your money and personal information. Shoppers should…

December 13th, 2016 Safety & Security Bytes

DeCA selects private supplier for generic branding

Defense Commissary Agency news release   FORT LEE, Va. – The Defense Commissary Agency has selected MDV SpartanNash LLC to bring private label products to store shelves.   “Our customers have been asking for private label for a long time,” said Joseph H. Jeu, DeCA’s director and CEO, citing a…

December 12th, 2016 News

Scholarships for Military Children to open Dec. 13

  Defense Commissary Agency News Release   FORT LEE, Va. – This holiday season is full of the usual landmark dates, including Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. One other date in December, however, vies for importance for some military families: the Commissary’s opening of Scholarships for Military Children Program.…

December 6th, 2016 News, School News

Security clearances: Why personal finance and credit matter

Did you know that one of the most common reasons a person is denied a security clearance is because of credit problems? Up to 50 percent of clearance denials involve financial considerations, according to reports from the Defense Office of Hearing and Appeals, or DOHA.   Why does the government…

December 1st, 2016 News, Safety & Security Bytes

ACES turns spotlight on education support professionals

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Army Continuing Education System celebrates Education Support Professionals Day by recognizing three outstanding faculty members who support local education initiatives with administrative, counseling and testing services.   The celebration is part of the National Education Association’s 95th annual American Education Week, which ran from Nov.…

November 29th, 2016 News, School News

Turning waste into warmth for 200 buildings on-post Hohenfels

By Paul Hlawatsch, USAG Bavaria Directorate of Public Works   HOHENFELS, Germany — When President Obama signed Executive Order 13693 “Planning for the Sustainability in the Next Decade” Mar. 19, 2015, Hohenfels military community — part of USAG Bavaria — was already one step ahead.   EO 13693 calls for…

November 22nd, 2016 Environmental, News

AAFES Black Friday sales begin early on Tower Barracks

Army & Air Force Exchange Service  News Release   The Tower Barracks Main Store will open its doors on Black Friday to offer deals on the hottest holiday gift items, including a Hewlett Packard 15.6 inch Notebook for just $149, a MacBook Air for only $589 and $130 off a…

November 19th, 2016 News

Women across USAG Bavaria meet for ‘A Night of Refreshing’

    By Lori Hambrick, Protestant Women of the Chapel   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Protestant Women of the Chapel hosted “A Night of Refreshing,” an event featuring author and speaker Dr. Brenda Pace, here at the Tower Barracks community chapel Oct. 19.   Women from Rose Barracks and Hohenfels attended…

November 13th, 2016 Health & Lifestyle, News

Grafenwoehr Exchange extends return policy during holiday season

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Army & Air Force Exchange Service, or AAFES, is extending its return policy for items purchased between Nov. 1 and Dec. 24 to give extra convenience to military shoppers this holiday season.   The Exchange’s standard policy allows returns anywhere from up to 15 to 90…

November 7th, 2016 News

American Education Week at Tower & Rose Barracks Nov 14-18

  American Education Week will be celebrated in Grafenwoehr and Vilseck from Nov. 14-18. This year, Army Continuing Education System, or ACES, joins forces with educators nationwide to strengthen their resolve in providing quality education for Soldiers with the Army’s theme “Army Continuing Education- Investing in our Soldiers, Investing in the…

November 7th, 2016 News