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Security Office


  • Location: Tower Barracks, Bldg. 500

  • Phone: DSN 526-3018/3015/3020, CIV 09641-70-526-3018/3015/3020

  • Hours of operation: Mon.—Fri. 8a.m.—4:30p.m., Closed U.S. federal holidays. By appointment only.


  • Location: Hohenfels, Bldg. 314

  • Phone: DSN 466-2792, CIV 09472-83-2792

  • Hours of operation: Tue—Thu 8:30-11:30 a.m. & 12:30—4 p.m. Fingerprints Wed 9-11 a.m. & Thu 12:30-4 p.m. Closed U.S. federal holidays. By appointment only.


  • Location: Artillery Kaserne, Bldg. 203

  • Phone: DSN 440-3730, CIV 08821-750-3730

  • Hours of operation: Mon.—Fri. 8a.m.—5 p.m., Closed U.S. federal holidays. By appointment only.

Fingerprint Office


  • Location: Tower Barracks, Bldg. 500

  • Phone: DSN 526-3016/3017, CIV 09641-70-526-3016/3017

  • Walk-Ins: Mon - Fri 8:30 - 11:30 a.m., Closed U.S. federal holidays.


  • Location: Hohenfels, Bldg. 314

  • Phone: DSN 466-2792, CIV 09472-83-2792

  • Walk-Ins: Wed 9 - 11 a.m. & Thu. 12:30 - 4 p.m.


  • Location: Artillery Kaserne, Bldg. 203

  • Phone: DSN 440-3730, CIV 08821-750-3730

  • Walk-Ins: Mon - Fri 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. & 1:30 - 4 p.m.


Security Office Mission:

  • The Security Office provides support to the garrison population through our Personnel Security and Information Security programs.

  • Personnel Security (PERSEC):

    The Security Office provides PERSEC support to garrison personnel. This support includes initiating investigations and reinvestigations for our garrison civilian and military population. We provide foreign travel briefings and assist with foreign travel and incident reporting for personnel with security clearances.

  • Information Security (INFOSEC):

    The Security Office oversees and enforces the Garrison Information Security program and policies. We provide guidance on marking, wrapping, storing, transporting and destroying classified documents. We issue courier cards and provide courier briefings to garrison personnel.

  • Security Resources:

Foreign Travel:

  • Please read the Defense Travel Briefing, then complete the Foreign Travel Report. Send your completed Foreigh Travel Report by email to the Security Office.

  • All Army personnel possessing a DoD security clearance will report to their security office all personal foreign travel in advance. Subsequent foreign contact will be reported when there is suspicion of attempts to attain information, in accordance with Army Regulation 380–67, Personnel Security Program.


    U.S. Army Europe Travel Safe - USAREUR's one-stop source on current travel restrictions, travel guidance and consular messages. Site also includes a Facebook page and Twitter page.

    DoD Foreign Clearance Guide (FCG) - The FCG provides information and instruction for obtaining approval for travel to foreign countries for official and leave travel. All DoD and DoD-sponsored travelers must comply with this guide.

    U.S. State Department International Travel - Provides information on travel planning, emergency assistance, country specific information.


    U.S. State Department STEP Program - STEP is a free service allowing U.S. persons to enroll their trip with the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate. In the event of a natural disaster, civil unrest or other emergency, the U.S. Embassy will be able to contact you to provide instructions or assistance.

    Travel Alerts and Travel Warnings - The Department of State issues travel warnings to inform travelers of the risks of traveling to certain countries. These can be issued due to an unstable government, civil war, ongoing intense crime or violence, or frequent terrorist attacks.

    Travel Alerts are issued for short-term events such as during an election season that is bound to have many strikes, demonstrations, or disturbances; a health alert like an outbreak of Zika virus; or an elevated risk of terrorist attacks.

Background Check Administrators for Childcare:

  • The Background Check Administrators (BCA) provide fingerprinting and investigative support for contractors and volunteers working with children. All other categories of childcare workers must contact their respective CPAC/NAF HR office for assistance.

    Background check process FAQs

  • The process for conducting childcare background check investigations for volunteers and contractors in the Hohenfels community has been changed. Investigation services will be conducted out of the Grafenwoehr Background Check Administrators (BCA) office with fingerprinting support on site at Hohenfels BCA office provided once a week. The BCA office in Hohenfels will be open for fingerprinting every Wednesday from 9:30 a.m.-noon and 1-2:45 p.m. During these hours you can reach the fingerprinting office at DSN 466-3656, CIV 09472-83-3656. If you have requirements that cannot be met within those hours, contact the BCAs to set up additional services. To request childcare investigations for the Hohenfels community please e-mail the Background Check Administrators at or call the Grafenwoehr BCA office at DSN 526-3041/3042 or CIV 09641-70-526-3041/3042.


    Location: Tower Barracks, Bldg. 535, Room 123

    Phone: DSN 526-3041/3042, CIV 09641-70-526-3041/3042

    Hours: By appointment only. Closed U.S. federal holidays.


    Location: Hohenfels, Bldg. 314

    Phone: 466-3656, CIV 09472-83-3656

    Hours: Open Wednesdays, by appointment only. Closed U.S. federal holidays.

Fingerprint Office:

  • Fingerprinting services are provided on a walk-in basis. A valid military ID or dependent ID and permanent resident card are required for fingerprinting services. The Fingerprint Office provides fingerprint support for civilian and military background investigations (clearance and suitability) as well as naturalization and other certifications/licensures.