No Changes to EUCOM Accompanied Tours, Says Dunford

Posted July 26, 2016 at 9:42am

Stars and Stripes reports that “U.S. military commanders in Europe are tightening security in the wake of terrorist attacks on the Continent but so far see no reason to change rules allowing families to accompany servicemembers on permanent assignments there, the top U.S. officer said Monday.”  

“Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, made the comments after a string of attacks across Europe, including three since Friday in Germany. The most recent occurred Sunday when a 27-year-old Syrian exploded a device in Ansbach, killing himself and wounding 15 others.”  

“About 7,000 U.S. military, civilian and dependent personnel are stationed in Ansbach and nearby garrisons.”