US Army Europe extends benefits to same-sex spouses in Germany

same-sex Army EuropeBy U.S. Army Europe Public Affairs

Effective Sept. 9, U.S. Army Europe is authorized to issue Status of Forces Agreement credentials and command sponsorship authorizations to eligible same-sex spouses assigned to or on orders to Germany.

Military and civilian personnel in same-sex marriages are now authorized to receive the same overseas benefits, entitlements and allowances in Germany as those currently authorized to spouses of military and civilian personnel in opposite-sex marriages.

Examples of such benefits include Family travel, command sponsorship, SOFA ID, government-controlled quarters, off-post housing and other associated individual logistical support benefits as described in AER 600-700.

For more information, contact your servicing military or civilian personnel office


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