ANNOUNCEMENTS

Garrison operations on SHAPE and Chièvres for Tuesday, Jan. 22 

Due to road and weather conditions in the local area, the U.S. Army Garrison Benelux commander has authorized immediate early release for non-mission essential garrison employees at SHAPE and Chièvres on Tuesday, Jan. 22.

The garrison will operate on limited services this evening. Child and Youth Services (CYS) and the schools will be open until all children are released. Parents and guardians are encouraged to pick up their children as soon as possible. If you need to contact CYS, please call Parent Central Services at DSN 366-6839/6797 or +32(0)65-32-6839/6797.

Shuttle services will not operate during this time.

Chapel services at SHAPE and Chièvres are cancelled this evening.

The following Chievres FMWR services will be closed: Kennel Services, Auto Skills Center and Chièvres Library.

The Chièvres Fitness Center is open to patrons registered for 24/7 access.

All Chièvres Exchange (PX) and Commissary customers should contact the stores first for current hours of operation. Andrews Federal Credit Union will be closed.

We will continue to monitor road conditions and inform the community as needed. Road condition updates will be posted on the USAG Benelux website.

Community updates, such as office and facility closures, will be posted on the USAG Benelux Facebook page and the AtHoc Messaging System.

Please drive carefully and stay safe this evening.

Brussels CAC Card Office Closed Feb. 25 to March 1

The Brussels CAC card office will be closed the week of Feb. 25 to March 1. For full CAC services, you may contact the ID card section at SHAPE or Schinnen. For SHAPE, call DSN 366-6292/6291 or 32 (0)65-44-6293/6291. For Schinnen, call +31 (0)45-526-3848.

VA Claim Workshops on Jan. 30 at SHAPE and Jan. 31 in Brussels

VA representatives and VA Accredited Service Officers will be conducting a VA Claim Workshop Jan. 30 at the SHAPE Activity Community Service and Jan. 31 in Brussels. They will be assisting with and answering questions regarding VA claim and appeals submittals. For further information, contact serviceofficer.arc.be@gmail.com.

U.S. Army Europe Tax Center changes in 2019

U.S. Army Europe tax centers will re-prioritize services in 2019 and focus 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.

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EMERGENCIES & WEATHER

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