Community members can get up-to-date, official communication on the coronavirus, or COVID-19, as well as other emergencies and news that relates to U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden by verifying their contact information in Alert, adding the garrison website to their favorites, liking the garrison on Facebook and tuning in to AFN.
The Army’s Alert mass warning notification system notifies service members, Army civilians and their families during a crisis. Alert operators, for example, can issue alerts in the event of an active shooter, inclement weather or any other event requiring immediate notification.
Alert provides similar service to the old AtHoc system — which it replaced — and is capable of sending emergency notifications to worldwide users via desktop pop-up, mobile phone, SMS text, email and public distribution.
Personnel with a common access card and a “.mil” email address should verify their contact information is updated. To check, users should go to the Alert icon at the bottom right of their work computer screen. The icon is a solid blue circle with a white exclamation point inside. Right-click on it and select “Edit Contact Info” to verify that all contact information and that of dependents, if applicable, is correct.
The USAG Wiesbaden Emergency Management team recommends adding dependents so that everyone can be in the know if an emergency were to arise. Alert allows registered users to add up to 10 different phone numbers to include more family members
Emergency information will be displayed in a large graphic at the top of the home page. These graphics are changed regularly to share the latest garrison news and important information. The public affairs office has created a page on the website with local updates on the situation surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak. This page can be accessed via a COVID-19 graphic on the home page, home.army.mil/wiesbaden.
The page contains information on current restrictions or closures, personal protection measures, what people should do if they feel sick and have had close contact with a suspected or confirmed case of coronavirus or have traveled to a high-risk area.
Emergency information, local news and updates about closures and exercises can be found at facebook.com/usagwiesbaden. Type the address into a browser, or find the page by searching “Garrison Wiesbaden” within Facebook, and be sure to “like” the page to receive the latest news and information.
Listen to local radio reports, emergency information and traffic in English on AFN Wiesbaden 103.7 FM or https://www.afneurope.net/Stations/Wiesbaden.