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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 466-2792/4075, CIV 09472-83-2792/4075

  • 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.


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:

  • Report foreign travel. Complete the Foreign Travel Report. Then read the Defense Travel Briefing and email it to 3/

  • 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 guide provides general information on foreign locations. It provides information on both official and unofficial travel. It is divided by region and then by country. Since the DoD FCG is directive in nature for all DoD and DoD-sponsored travel abroad, travelers must ensure they comply with this Guide.

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

    Country Specific Information - The DoS’s Office of American Citizens Services and Crisis Management (ACS) administers the Consular Information Program, which informs the public of conditions abroad that may affect their safety and security. Country Specific Information, Travel Alerts, and Travel Warnings are vital parts of this program. Country Specific Information is provided for every country of the world. You will find the location of the U.S. embassy and any consular offices, information about whether you need a visa, crime and security information, health and medical considerations, drug penalties, localized hot spots and more. This is a good place to start learning about where you are going.


    U.S. State Department STEP Program - The Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) is a free service to allow U.S. citizens and nationals traveling abroad to enroll their trip with the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate. You will receive important information from the Embassy about safety conditions in your destination country, helping you make informed decisions about your travel plans. It assists the U.S. Embassy to contact you in an emergency, whether natural disaster, civil unrest, or family emergency and can help family and friends get in touch with you in an emergency.

    Alerts and Warnings by Country - Travel Warnings are issued when the DoS wants you to consider very carefully whether you should go to a country at all. Examples of reasons for issuing a Travel Warning might include unstable government, civil war, ongoing intense crime or violence, or frequent terrorist attacks. The DoS wants you to know the risks of traveling to these places and to strongly consider not going to them at all. Travel Warnings remain in place until the situation changes; some have been in effect for years.

    Travel Alerts are issued for short-term events the DoS thinks you should know about when planning travel to a country. Examples of reasons for issuing a Travel Alert might include an election season that is bound to have many strikes, demonstrations, or disturbances; a health alert like an outbreak of H1N1; or evidence of an elevated risk of terrorist attacks. When these short-term events are over, the Travel Alert is cancelled.

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 FAQ's

  • 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.


    Location: Tower Barracks, Bldg. 500

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

    Operating Hours:

    Walk-ins: Mon.—Fri. 8a.m.—11:30a.m., Closed German & U.S. federal holidays.


    Location: Hohenfels, Bldg. 314

    Phone: DSN 466-2792/4075, CIV 09472-83-2792/4075

    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.