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Soldiers transitioning from active-duty can keep shopping their Exchange

    Army & Air Force Exchange Service news release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Army & Air Force Exchange Service treats active-duty Soldiers like family. When Soldiers transition to Individual Ready Reserve, or IRR, status, they remain family to the Exchange, keeping the shopping benefit they’ve earned.   “Soldiers…

August 8th, 2016 News

Exchange customers should replace Gold Military Star Card

AAFES news release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Many Exchange customers are still using their old MILITARY STAR “gold” card. But customers need to use the new and improved Military Star Reward Card, as security features on the card will soon be required for shopping online, according to AAFES leadership.  …

August 8th, 2016 News

Attending a non-DOD school

  By Ruth Ploeger, Army Region School Liaison Officer   Some duty stations in Europe do not have Department of Defense (DOD) schools in some or all grades. Dependent students in these locations are served by the Non-DOD Schools Program (NDSP), which provides access to English language educational options. This program is not available…

August 7th, 2016 News, School News

School lunch prices increase overseas beginning Aug 2016

  Army & Air Force Exchange Service Public Affairs   Starting August 2016, school lunch prices at all Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) schools outside the continental United States (with the exception of Guam) will increase because of rising operational costs and to comply with federal law.   This…

August 3rd, 2016 Health & Lifestyle, News, School News

Service members can watch free streaming coverage of 2016 Rio Olympics

AAFES news release   DALLAS – The Army & Air Force Exchange Service announced that for the first time U.S. service members worldwide will be able to watch NBC Olympics’ streaming coverage of the 2016 Rio Olympics from their desktop and personal devices.   This benefit is being provided at…

July 27th, 2016 Health & Lifestyle, News

Rules DoD employees should know this political season

  By Katie Lange, DoD News, Defense Media Activity   I’m sure you’ve all seen political posts in full effect on Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat recently. The opinions are just going to get louder, too, before the election this November.   As members of the Defense Department, we have a…

July 25th, 2016 News

You’re the subject of a FLIPL…Now what?

  By Jestyne Martin, Legal Intern at Seventh Army JMTC Office of the Staff Judge Advocate   A FLIPL is a Financial Liability Investigation of Property Loss, as outlined in Army Regulation 735–5 on Property Accountability Policies.   If government property is lost, damaged or destroyed (LDD), a FLIPL will…

July 19th, 2016 Legal Issues

Carry a passport when traveling outside the country

  U.S. Army Europe Public Affairs news release   U.S. Army Europe Office of the Provost Marshal officials want to remind members of the American forces community in Europe to carry their passports when traveling to countries to which they are not assigned.   A common misconception is that European…

July 13th, 2016 Health & Lifestyle, Legal Issues, News, Safety & Security Bytes

USAG Bavaria Vilseck Community Tech Expo

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The USAG Bavaria Vilseck Community Tech Expo hosted by the JMTC G6, will be held Wednesday, July 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Field House, Bldg. 547. All military, civilian and contractor personnel are invited to attend for free!   To pre-register, please…

July 11th, 2016 News

AAFES ends video rentals Aug. 31

Army & Air Force Exchange Service news release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Express Entertainment, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s movie rental business located at your Express stores, will be closing its Tower & Rose Barracks, Netzaberg and Hohenfels locations.   The stores have received their last shipments of…

July 11th, 2016 News