EMERGENCIES & WEATHER
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.
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.
AtHoc sends registered users emergency warnings and other critical information, such as hazardous road conditions, reporting delays, and base closures due to severe weather