The Army & Air Force Exchange Service at Ansbach & Katterbach is offering a warm welcome—and a bite to eat –to visitors, Department of Defense contractors and civilians at Exchange restaurants and Express locations. The Ansbach & Katterbach Exchange’s quick-serve restaurants and Express are open for anyone with installation access to dine-in or pick up grab-and-go fare as long as the items are consumed on the installation.
Military uniform wear is only authorized for direct vehicle travel between domicile and U.S. or host nation installations, and between installations within a garrison, only while traveling via an enclosed private, government, or rental vehicle.
The Army community and American public now have the ability to use their computers and smartphones to submit tips about crimes, suspicious activity or threats to the U.S. Army’s Criminal Investigation Command (CID) via a new digital crime tips system.
People scheduled to move to the states should start preparing by separating things that are banned from import and finding new homes for them.
It is also a good idea to apply early for import permits on restricted items, customs officials advise.
The Army & Air Force Exchange Service fuel card allows U.S. personnel to fill their vehicles with tax-free fuel in Germany. Some individuals make illegal transactions by selling or giving part of their rations to people who are not authorized to have a fuel card. Abuse of the fuel card can lead to hefty fines from German customs authorities and a loss of driving privileges from the U.S. side.
The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command’s Computer Crime Investigative Unit (CCIU) continues to caution the Army community to be on the lookout for all types of “sextortion scams” where criminals will use any dishonest method to make contact with potential victims and then attempt to blackmail them.
The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command is seeking first lieutenants and captains, from all military occupational specialties, interested in becoming CID Special Agents to submit applications to transition to a CID Special Agent warrant officer
A home-based business can be many things – selling aroma candles, kitchen containers or skin care products. Whatever your preference, you have to follow German and military policies for your home-based business.
By Robert Szostek U.S. Army Customs Agency – Europe Public…
U.S. personnel must get a “Permit to Transfer” when selling or giving a USAREUR-plated vehicle to a non-ID cardholder in Germany. Failure to get the permit could lead to serious complications with German customs authorities.