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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Garrison Town Hall on U.S. Army-Leased Housing to be held Feb. 27

To understand residents’ concerns, we are hosting a Garrison Town Hall on Wednesday, Feb. 27, starting at 6 p.m. at the SHAPE Events Center to discuss U.S. Army-leased housing. We encourage all residents in U.S. Army-leased housing, specifically homes assigned to military families, versus privately-leased homes on the economy, to attend this event. We want to put out a few key messages but more importantly hear your feedback and address your concerns. For those who cannot attend, the town hall will be livestreamed on the AFN Benelux’s Facebook, If you would rather provide feedback in another format, you can submit comments through the Interactive Customer Evaluation (ICE) system. 

Chièvres Air Base Airfield Traffic on Feb. 21

The U.S. Air Force is conducting training on Chièvres Air Base Thursday, Feb. 21. There may be delays at Gate 14 (The Main Gate) and temporary road closures along the perimeter road adjacent to the airfield and SOF compound area. Military police will be on-site to direct traffic. Please follow their directions and stay safe.

Army CAC holders need to activate PIV authentication by March 31

Army Common Access Card (CAC) holders have until March 31, 2019, to activate their Personal Identity Verification (PIV) Authentication certificate to ensure uninterrupted access to military networks and data. Users should use Internet Explorer when updating their security certificates at  MilConnect website.

U.S. Army Europe Tax Center changes in 2019

U.S. Army Europe tax centers re-prioritized services in 2019 and focused assistance on those that generally make less than $54,000 per year, in accordance with Army regulations and IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance guidelines.  More information on the changes are here. Free filing options are still available to service members and families through websites such as Military OneSource and the IRS.

LATEST NEWS

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Following a recent hearing on military housing by the U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services, the USAG Benelux commander and select garrison representatives would like to gain an up-to-date understanding of the Army Housing and barracks situation in the Benelux footprint.
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Command Sgt. Maj. Samara Lyn Pitre relinquished responsibility of U.S. Army Garrison Benelux Feb. 14 at the Community Activity Center on Chièvres Air Base, Belgium. Pitre is selected to become the command sergeant major for U.S. Army Installation Management Command-Europe.
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‘Tis the season for filing taxes. For those interested in filing their tax returns through the tax assistance centers at U.S. Army Garrison Benelux, it is important to remember the guidelines for this season’s processes. According to U.S. Army Europe, tax centers re-prioritized services in 2019 and focused assistance on those who make less than $54,000 per year, in accordance with Army regulations and IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance guidelines. 
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Black History Month is celebrated in February each year. It was originally established in 1926 as Negro History Week. In 1976, President Gerald R. Ford expanded the celebration to include the entire month of February.
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Amid the snow and iced conditions, Chièvres Air Base, Belgium, became the intermediate staging area for 1st Combat Aviation Brigade as helicopters landed on SHAPE Air Field in late January and early February. The 1st Infantry Division brigade, based out of Fort Riley, Kansas, are in the fourth iteration of a combat aviation brigade rotation in support of Atlantic Resolve, U.S. Army Europe and U.S. European Command.

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