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The Current USAG Benelux Gazette: http://www.usagbenelux.eur.army.mil/Gazette/current_gazette.pdf SANTA IS COMING TO TOWN! Santa will be visiting the Schinnen Commissary on Monday, December 23 from 11 a.m. to noon and again from 2 to 3 p.m. TRAFFIC AWARENESS: Maastricht, Netherlands – Due to ongoing construction the situation at the Autobahn entering Maastricht will change on or around […]

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News: Save the Date for the Tri-Border Annual Awards Banquet

 

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Another great resource.

When I began this blog, there was very little information available about the area and what’s going on.  Now, there’s so much more and with Schinnen being online, it’s easy to find out about what’s going on not only on the base, but in the area as well.  They’re Public Affairs office is now on […]

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FYI: False Police Vehicle in BE and NL

From the 52 FW Antiterrorism Announcements “The UKJSU in Brunssum has reported the presence of a vehicle posing as an unmarked police car on the MSRs in Belgium and The Netherlands.  The car is utilizing a scrolling LE notice on the rear windscreen to pull vehicles over; the sign displays the message ‘POLICE FOLLOW ME’ […]

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Snow Tires.

Germany’s parliament has passed a new law that mandates the use of winter or all-season tires when there is “black ice, snow, sluch, ice or frost on German roads.”  These tires should be clearly marked by the manufacturer with a snowflake logo or the M+S symbol meaning mud and snow (matsch und schnee). ADAC recommends […]

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AAFES NEWS: Double charges

Emailed for wide distribution: Check your credit card statements. A processing error within the AAFES system is causing duplicate charges for many debit and credit card transactions made between 7 and 9 August. “Shoppers who swiped their cards anytime between Aug. 7 and Aug. 9 at an AAFES facility are strongly encouraged to review their […]

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Heads Up! If you’re headed to Brussels tomorrow…

Could be a nightmare day for driving/parking/walking in Brussels as there will not only be the Zinneke parade, but also an organized protest along part of the same route.  Over 500 members and participants of the Sharia 4 of Belgium will be protesting proposed anti-full-faced-veil laws in Belgium. The protest will take place along this […]

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Local Insurance Scam

WE NEED YOUR HELP: The Dutch KMAR and the USAG Schinnen Military Police seeks information about any Soldier or civilian who may have taken out a car insurance policy with “Jassen”, “Winkens” or “Insurance Bureau De-goudse” so they can gather evidence and put a stop to an alleged fraudulent scam. If you have any information […]

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Mail Delays

From Schinnen’s PA office:  Expect mail delays to your APO boxes. “The closure of airports due to the spread of volcanic ash across Europe halted incoming and outgoing mail transported by air to U.S. patrons in the Benelux region, Germany, Italy and Kosovo. Mail that entered the postal system on or after April 15 is […]

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Warning!

Most of us don’t read the papers in Dutch or German.  We watch our AFN instead of the local news.  It’s quiet here.  It feels so safe here.  We don’t hear about the crime, so it must not be bad, right?  But robberies happen quite frequently and our children aren’t safe from predators either.  Be […]

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