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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

Donate at blood drive at Grafenwoehr USO July 19

Armed Services Blood Program – Europe news release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Armed Services Blood Program along with the Grafenwoehr USO and American Red Cross will host a blood drive July 19 to provide blood products and services to our armed services in peace and war.   The blood…

July 5th, 2016 News

Exchange expands layaway items for back-to-school season

  Army & Air Force Exchange Service news release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is helping military students head to the top of the class during the 2016-17 school year by extending its layaway program to include computers and tablets needed to succeed in…

June 28th, 2016 News, School News

Traveling this summer? What you need to know

  USAG Bavaria Security Office news release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Summer is here and that means sunny days, school breaks and for many of us – travel.   If you’re one of the many Americans who will be traveling around to explore this summer, there are some things to…

June 27th, 2016 Safety & Security Bytes

DoD releases policy for civilian employee phased retirement program

DoD News, Defense Media Activity   WASHINGTON — Defense Department officials released a department-wide policy for the Phased Retirement Program, a new human resources tool that allows retirement-eligible full-time civilian employees to request to work part-time while receiving a portion of their retirement annuity.   As more employees become eligible…

June 23rd, 2016 Health & Lifestyle, News

Claims tip: File your notice of loss or damage within 75 days

7th Army JMTC Legal Office news release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Now that you’ve PCS-ed here and your household goods have likely arrived, you must provide notice of loss or damage to the moving company, also known as the Transportation Service Provider, or TSP, within 75 days of delivery.  …

June 20th, 2016 Legal Issues

Hohenfels Education Center offers various resources for Soldiers, families

By Lorain Ambrocio, Hohenfels Education Center staff writer   HOHENFELS, Germany — The quick typing of keys echoes off the concrete walls in symphony with ringing telephones, shuffling papers and greetings of “how can we help you today?”   Disguised as a traditional office building, the Hohenfels Education Center is…

June 14th, 2016 News

Security clearance investigations to include social media activity

  By Paul Stevenson, U.S. Army Garrison Italy   VICENZA, Italy — People who use social media are constantly reminded to be careful when posting and sharing information because it’s almost impossible to know who might be monitoring their activity.   For people who want to get or maintain a…

June 14th, 2016 News