Category Archives: News


EUCOM implements travel restrictions to France

U.S. European Command has implemented travel restrictions to France that apply to all DoD personnel.     Specifically, unofficial travel to and within France is prohibited.   Official travel and emergency leave travel to France requires approval from the first general or flag officer or Senior Executive Service civilian in the…

November 15th, 2015 News

The quickest way to get 2015 IRS Form 1095 online

Defense Finance and Accounting Service press release   Do you know that myPay is the quickest way to get your 2015 IRS Form 1095? In fact, once it becomes available in myPay in late January, 2016, you will have the option to View, Print or Save your 1095 in PDF…

November 15th, 2015 News

Restrictions extended for travel to Turkey

WIESBADEN, Germany – U.S European Command has extended travel restrictions to Turkey for Department of Defense personnel.   These restrictions include:   Through Nov. 20, all Department of Defense Service members, civilian employees, contractors and command-sponsored family members, including those with dual citizenship, are prohibited from all unofficial travel (such as leave,…

November 12th, 2015 News, Safety & Security Bytes

Services members, federal employees: Keep tracking the OPM data breach

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany—The two cyber breaches of Office of Personnel Management databases that came to light over the summer may no longer be front-page news, but for many people associated with the Department of Defense, the story is not over.   OPM’s director, Beth Cobert, posted a blog Oct. 1 outlining…

November 3rd, 2015 News

2CR Soldier plays on All Army, All Armed Forces softball teams

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – A Soldier with the 2nd Cavalry Regiment helped the Army win its fourth consecutive Armed Forces Softball Championship.   This year marked the fourth time that David L. Moore, a platoon sergeant with Echo Forward Support Troop, Regimental Engineer Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, made the All…

November 3rd, 2015 News

SOFA stamp a must before leaving Germany

 WIESBADEN, Germany – Many of us take trips to the United States and elsewhere at this time of year.   But don’t leave Germany without a valid Status of Forces Agreement stamp or card because you will need it when you come back to Germany.   German immigration officials report…

October 30th, 2015 News

Families learn more from STEAM Night at Netzaberg Elementary School

Story written by, Kristy Shelly, Netzaberg Elementary School Librarian   NETZABERG, Germany — Imagine packing science, technology, engineering, art and math all in a single 2-hour event. Well, that’s just what Netzaberg Elementary School did Oct. 2 during STEAM night with 100 families and teachers.   The event, which will…

October 29th, 2015 News, School News

Ghostly encounters transpire close to Grafenwoehr

FREIHUNG, Germany — Whether it’s the boogeyman, Freddy Krueger or monsters under the bed, we all have something that makes the hair on the back of our neck stand up. Maybe it’s that moment when you see something out of the corner of your eye, turn and it’s gone; or…

October 28th, 2015 News, Travel

Large items to throw out? Bulk item pick-up scheduled for Rose and Tower Barracks

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — For Soldiers and families living on Rose and Tower Barracks, now’s the chance to clear out those large items that are just taking up space.   As part of U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria’s Fall Cleanup, bulk items will be picked up Thu, Nov. 19 at the housing…

October 27th, 2015 Environmental, News

Town hall notes: Refugee situation and USAG Bavaria housing

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Europe is experiencing the largest migration of refugees and internally displaced persons since World War II, leaving many here with questions and concerns: As a Soldier or family member, will I be affected? Why is this happening and how can I help?   Col. Mark Colbrook, commander…

October 25th, 2015 Commander Talk, News