1-91 CAV prepares Soldiers, families for move to Graf
May 23, 2013
SCHWEINFURT, Germany (May 23, 2013) -- At a recent "We're Moving" town hall, hosted by 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry, leadership May 13, Soldiers and family members had a glimpse at how the upcoming move to Grafenwoehr will unfold.
"It was definitely great to get everyone on the same page. We were able to answer a lot of questions and get a lot of information out there," said 1st Lt. Mark Sudimack, a 1-91 CAV point of contact for the move. "It was good to have the Graf representatives there to explain what is really going on."
Those who attended the town hall were provided with step-by-step instructions that detailed what they need to do before their permanent change of station. The Soldiers and family members also had an opportunity to gain information from the U.S. Army Garrison Grafenwoehr housing, schools, transportation and finance agencies.
The relocation of the 1-91 CAV to Grafenwoehr stems from an official decision from the Department of Defense in conjunction with the restructuring of U.S. Army Europe.
For more on getting on the housing list in Grafenwoehr, visit the USAG Schweinfurt closure blog.
With a population of nearly 40,000 throughout the Grafenwoehr, Vilseck and Garmisch area, along with the deactivation of the 172nd Infantry Brigade, Grafenwoehr is prepared to welcome incoming families, said Jim Van Patten, director of plans, training, mobilization and security at USAG Grafenwoehr.
The 1-91 CAV's recent return home from a nine-month deployment has not allowed for an expedited relocation process, even though the regiment is scheduled to complete their move by the end of summer.
"We're currently waiting on orders to be cut, which is taking place right now; unfortunately you can't do a whole lot without those orders," said Sudimack. "Until then going to your transportation and EFMP (exceptional family members program) briefings are tasks that have to be completed by the individual prior to the move."
Soldiers and family members who need additional information should email 1st Lt. Kyle Chambers, Movement Officer in Charge at firstname.lastname@example.org or call DSN 353-8401, should email 1st Lt. David Frye of housing at email@example.com, or should email 1st Lt. Mark Sudimak of Schools and Child Youth and School Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or call DSN 353-8401.