Category Archives: Legal Issues

Legal Office: Guide to claims for loss or damage to your household goods or vehicle

Rose Barracks Law Center, Office of the Staff Judge Advocate               VILSECK, Germany — The 7th Army Training Command claims office at USAG Bavaria processes claims filed by active-duty service members and DOD civilians against the U.S. government.   Here’s what you need to know.          If you notice…

January 29th, 2020 Housing, Legal Issues, News

Eligible veterans authorized installation access, Commissary and AAFES shopping privileges

  By Anna Morelock, U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden   Beginning Jan. 1, 2020, certain veterans received access to Commissary and Exchange services.   Within Germany, due to international agreements with the German Federal Ministry of Finance, this access also requires veterans to register with the U.S. Army Customs Agency- Europe…

January 17th, 2020 Housing, Legal Issues, News

Online orientation, driver’s test available for family members

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Family members can now also take advantage of the U.S. Army Europe online driver’s test.   The online process allows service members and their family members to complete the U.S. Army Europe Privately Owned Vehicle orientation and test prior to arrival to USAG Bavaria, or…

January 15th, 2020 Health & Lifestyle, Legal Issues, News

USAREUR: Citizenship services for overseas military families changing in 2020

  U.S. Army Europe press release   WIESBADEN, Germany — Citizenship services for overseas military members and qualified family members will change in early 2020 with the closure of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Frankfurt Field Office on Jan. 31, 2020.   The USCIS will continue to perform its naturalization…

January 6th, 2020 Legal Issues, News

Help a child: How to become an Emergency Placement Care provider

  By Kelly Thornborrow, Family Advocacy Program Educator   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Emergency Placement Care (EPC) through the ACS Family Advocacy Program is a vital resource supporting our USAG Bavaria community.   Comparative to short term foster care, this Army program helps military children and their families in their time…

January 3rd, 2020 Health & Lifestyle, Legal Issues, News

Provost Marshal Minute: Consequences of driving under the influence

USAG Bavaria Provost Marshal   You have heard it before but it’s worth saying again…Do not drink and drive.    If you do decide to go out with friends and have a drink, make sure that you have a plan to be safe beforehand. Have a designated driver.   Here…

December 15th, 2019 Legal Issues, News, Safety & Security Bytes

Status of Forces Agreement: Tax relief in Germany

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Supplementary agreement to the NATO Status of Forces Agreement affords some tax breaks to personnel under orders to be in Germany.    Department of Defense personnel stationed in or temporarily assigned to Europe may be eligible to use the U.S. Forces Tax-Relief Program to avoid paying…

October 23rd, 2019 Legal Issues, News, Things You Didn't Know

Provost Marshal Minute: Using a phone while driving will earn you a suspension

USAG Bavaria Provost Marshal   No matter what installation you call home, all installations across our Army prohibit the use of mobile devices while operating a vehicle.    Here in Bavaria, using a cell phone without a hands free device for talking, texting or for taking photographs will earn you…

October 11th, 2019 Legal Issues, News, Safety & Security Bytes

U.S. Consulate Frankfurt at Tower Barracks Oct. 18; schedule appointment today

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Representatives with the U.S. Consulate Frankfurt will be on Tower Barracks, Friday, Oct. 18, from 8-11:45 a.m.   They will be accepting Consular Reports of Birth Abroad (eCRBA) and tourist passport applications.   The eCRBA applications must be completed and paid for no later than Oct.…

September 30th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, Legal Issues, News

Adult air travelers need REAL ID-compliant ID by Oct. 2020 to fly within U.S.

  Transportation Security Administration news release   Beginning October 1, 2020, every air traveler 18 years of age and older will need a REAL ID-compliant driver’s license or another acceptable form of ID to fly within the United States.   Military IDs and DOD dependent ID cards are acceptable forms of ID.  …

September 16th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, Legal Issues, News, Safety & Security Bytes, Travel