Headquarters
United States Army Europe and Seventh Army
United States Army Installation Management Command
    Europe Region
Heidelberg, Germany

Army in Europe
Regulation 600-1*

20 May 2009

Personnel—General

Regulated Activities in Europe


*This regulation supersedes AE Regulation 600-1, 30 November 2007.



For the Commander:

BYRON S. BAGBY
Brigadier General, US Army
Chief of Staff

Official:

DWAYNE J. VIERGUTZ
Chief, Army in Europe
    Document Management



Summary. This regulation—

  • Describes actions that are required or prohibited for persons under the jurisdiction of the CG, USAREUR/7A, subject to the limitations provided in this or other applicable country regulations. Sections II through VII of this regulation are punitive, and violation of these provisions may subject offenders to nonjudicial or judicial action under the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ). Violations of these provisions may also subject the individual to adverse administrative action or adverse civilian misconduct action (AE Reg 27-9). The prohibition of any action described in this regulation also applies to abetting, aiding, causing, commanding, counseling, procuring, or soliciting another person to commit the action.


  • Must be used with other applicable directives that provide for disciplinary or adverse administrative action.
  • Summary of Change. This revision includes administrative changes and updates references (throughout). This revision provides updated policy and procedures for the following:

  • Misuse of the fuel-ration card (para 14).


  • Military Whistleblowers Protection Act and reprisals (para 23).


  • Hunting and fishing (para 28).


  • Operation of telecommunications equipment (para 29).


  • Controlled substances (para 30).
  • Applicability. Except as noted in paragraph 1a, this regulation applies to—

  • U.S. Army personnel in the Army in Europe subject to the UCMJ and the Manual for Courts-Martial, United States.


  • Members of the civilian component, personnel who have status under Article 71, 72, or 73 of the Supplementary Agreement to the NATO Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) for Germany or under the applicable SOFA for other countries in which USAREUR operates; and Family members of military and civilian sponsors in the Army in Europe who are eligible to receive individual logistic support.
  • Supplementation. Organizations will not supplement this regulation without Office of the Judge Advocate (OJA), HQ USAREUR/7A (AEAJA-MCD), approval.

    Forms. AE and higher level forms are available through the Army in Europe Publishing System (AEPUBS).

    Records Management. Records created as a result of processes prescribed by this regulation must be identified, maintained, and disposed of according to AR 25-400-2. Record titles and descriptions are available on the Army Records Information Management System website at https://www.arims.army.mil.

    Suggested Improvements. The proponent of this regulation is the OJA, HQ USAREUR/7A (AEAJA-MCD, DSN 370-8775). Users may suggest improvements to this regulation by sending DA Form 2028 to the OJA, HQ USAREUR/7A (AEAJA-MCD), Unit 29351, APO AE 09014-9351.

    Distribution. A (AEPUBS).



    CONTENTS


    SECTION I
    GENERAL


    SECTION II
    MOTOR VEHICLES


    SECTION III
    PRIVATELY OWNED FIREARMS AND OTHER WEAPONS


    SECTION IV
    ABUSE AND MISUSE OF PRIVILEGES


    SECTION V
    TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS AND OFF-LIMITS AREAS


    SECTION VI
    PUBLICATIONS, DEMONSTRATIONS, MEETINGS, AND COMPLAINTS


    SECTION VII
    OTHER REGULATED ACTIVITIES


    Appendix
    A. References

    Glossary



    SECTION I
    GENERAL


    1. PURPOSE
    This regulation authorizes the imposition of administrative, disciplinary, and military-justice penalties for failure to adhere to the requirements of this and certain other publications applicable to U.S. Army and civilian component personnel in the Army in Europe and sponsored Family members. This regulation does not lessen the applicability of any other directive on individual conduct.


    2. REFERENCES
    Appendix A lists references.


    3. EXPLANATION OF ABBREVIATIONS AND TERMS
    The glossary defines abbreviations and terms.


    4. RESPONSIBILITIES


    SECTION II
    MOTOR VEHICLES


    5. PRIVATELY OWNED VEHICLES
    Personnel—


    6. USE AND OPERATION OF VEHICLES OWNED OR LEASED BY THE U.S. GOVERNMENT OR NONAPPROPRIATED FUND INSTRUMENTALITIES


    SECTION III
    PRIVATELY OWNED FIREARMS AND OTHER WEAPONS


    7. REGISTRATION, SALE, IMPORTATION, AND SHIPMENT OF FIREARMS


    8. USE AND POSSESSION OF FIREARMS


    9. REPORTING LOST, STOLEN, AND RECOVERED FIREARMS


    10. CONTROLLED AND PROHIBITED ITEMS
    Except as required to perform official duties, personnel will not—


    SECTION IV
    ABUSE AND MISUSE OF PRIVILEGES


    11. CUSTOMS CONTROLS
    Personnel will comply with customs policy, controls, procedures, and prohibitions as stated in applicable country regulations or applicable U.S. or host-nation customs laws and directives.


    12. ABUSE OR MISUSE OF IMPORT OR EXPORT PRIVILEGES
    Personnel will not—


    13. MISUSE OF RATION CARD AND PURCHASE PRIVILEGES
    Personnel will not—


    14. MISUSE OF FUEL-RATION CARD
    Personnel will not—


    15. OTHER INDIVIDUAL LOGISTIC SUPPORT
    Personnel who receive or apply for individual logistic support under AE Regulation 600-700 will not—


    16. POSTAL SERVICE
    Personnel will not—


    17. USE OF GOVERNMENT CHARGE CARD
    Personnel will not use or allow the use of a Government charge card issued to them to pay official expenses for any purpose other than official expenses. The term “Government charge card” includes but is not limited to charge cards issued to pay official travel expenses and to acquire supplies and services (for example, the Government purchase card). The Government Purchase Card Program is regulated by the Federal Acquisition Regulation, paragraph 13.301; the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement, paragraph 213.301; and the Army Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement, paragraph 5113.270-90.


    SECTION V
    TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS AND OFF-LIMITS AREAS


    18. TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS
    Personnel will comply with the appropriate briefing, debriefing, documentation, and clearance-approval requirements of AR 55-46, AR 600-8-10, and AE Regulation 525-13.


    19. OFF-LIMITS AREAS, ESTABLISHMENTS, AND FIRMS
    Personnel will not knowingly—


    SECTION VI
    PUBLICATIONS, DEMONSTRATIONS, MEETINGS, AND COMPLAINTS


    20. DISTRIBUTION OF WRITTEN AND PRINTED MATERIALS


    21. POLITICAL AND PUBLIC DEMONSTRATIONS
    Personnel will not take part in political meetings, rallies, picket lines, or other public demonstrations while in uniform, in a foreign country, or on a U.S. military installation. Personnel may, however, participate in domestic U.S. political activities as described in the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 5, part 734; and AR 600-20, paragraph 5-3.


    22. MEETINGS ON MILITARY INSTALLATIONS
    Personnel will not participate in, hold, or cause to be held an assembly, gathering, or meeting on a military installation, except—


    23.MILITARY WHISTLEBLOWER PROTECTION ACT INTERFERENCE AND REPRISALS


    SECTION VII
    OTHER REGULATED ACTIVITIES


    24. POLLUTION CONTROL


    25. LOANS

    NOTE: For the purpose of this regulation, the term “interest” includes a charge, fee, profit, or other compensation of any type collected, demanded, requested, or otherwise obtained or attempted to be obtained, directly or indirectly, by the lender from the borrower in connection with obtaining or maintaining a loan or with using, forbearing, or detaining money.


    26. ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES


    27. FIRE PREVENTION AND SAFETY
    Personnel will not—


    28. HUNTING AND FISHING
    Personnel will hunt or fish only when properly licensed by host-nation authorities and in accordance with host-nation laws. In Germany, personnel will also comply with AE Regulation 215-145.


    29. OPERATION OF CITIZENS BAND RADIO EQUIPMENT
    Personnel are prohibited from using telecommunications equipment (such as citizen band radios, cellphones, cordless telephones, and baby monitors) that operate in the 900 megahertz range, which may cause electromagnetic interference with host-nation telecommunications services. Users of such devices must comply with host-nation licensing and registration laws.


    30. DRUG-ABUSE PARAPHERNALIA
    Personnel will not knowingly use, buy, sell, possess, deliver, advertise, have custody of, manufacture, store, package, test, or conceal any controlled substance or drug-abuse paraphernalia (glossary). Personnel will not knowingly introduce controlled substances or drug-abuse paraphernalia into a military area, installation, building, or facility. These restrictions apply to situations in which personnel know or reasonably should know that drug-abuse paraphernalia is intended to introduce a controlled substance (glossary) into the human body or to engage in any activity prohibited by this regulation. Exceptions are authorized only for official duty or in connection with a valid prescription.


    31. CLASSIFIED DOCUMENTS
    Personnel will not—


    32. ILLEGAL ALIENS
    Personnel will not knowingly—


    33. IDENTIFICATION
    Personnel will present proper identification on request by military or civilian police, commissioned officers, and noncommissioned officers in the grade of sergeant first class (E7 or equivalent in other Services) or higher who are enforcing order, discipline, and security affecting the U.S. Forces, its civilian component, or Family members.


    34. PARTICIPATION IN EXTREMIST ORGANIZATIONS AND ACTIVITIES
    Personnel will neither participate in extremist organizations nor engage in prohibited extremist activities (DODD 1325.6 and AR 600-20).


    35. ANABOLIC STEROIDS
    Personnel will not—


    36. PORNOGRAPHY


    37. COMMERCIAL SOLICITATION
    On-post commercial solicitation is regulated by AE Regulation 210-70. A violation of the provisions of AE Regulation 210-70 is punishable as provided in that regulation.

     

    APPENDIX A
    REFERENCES


    SECTION I
    PUBLICATIONS

    NATO Status of Forces Agreement and German Supplementary Agreement

    United States Code, Title 5, section 7103 (5 USC 7103), Definitions; Application

    18 USC 2256 (8), Sexual Exploitation and Other Abuse of Children

    Code of Federal Regulations, Title 5, part 734, Political Activities of Federal Employees

    Federal Acquisition Regulation, subpart 13.3, Simplified Acquisition Methods

    Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement, subpart 213.3, Simplified Acquisition Methods

    Army Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement, part 13, Simplified Acquisition Procedures

    Manual for Courts-Martial, United States Uniform Code of Military Justice, 10 USC 801, et seq,

    DOD Directive 1325.6, Guidelines for Handling Dissident and Protest Activities Among Members of the Armed Forces

    DOD Instruction 1000.15, Procedures and Support for Non-Federal Entities Authorized to Operate on DOD Installations

    DOD Instruction 1330.17, Armed Services Commissary Operations

    USEUCOM Directive 45-7, Country Regulations

    AR 20-1, Inspector General Activities and Procedures

    AR 1-101, Gifts for Distribution to Individuals

    AR 25-400-2, The Army Records Information Management System (ARIMS)

    AR 55-46, Travel Overseas

    AR 210-22, Private Organizations on Department of the Army Installations

    AR 215-8, Army and Air Force Exchange Service Operations

    AR 385-10, The Army Safety Program

    AR 600-8-10, Leaves and Passes

    AR 600-20, Army Command Policy

    DA Pamphlet 385-40, Army Accident Investigation and Reporting

    AE Regulation 27-9, Misconduct by Civilians

    AE Regulation 55-4, Safe Movement of Hazardous Goods by Surface Modes

    AE Regulation 58-1, Management, Acquisition, and Use of Nontactical Vehicles

    AE Regulation 190-1/CNE-C6F Instruction 11240.6W/USAFE Instruction 31-202, Driver and Vehicle Requirements and the Installation Traffic Code for the U.S. Forces in Germany

    AE Regulation 190-6/CNE-C6F Instruction 5300.15P/USAFE Instruction 31-205, Registration and Control of Privately Owned Firearms and Other Weapons in Germany

    AE Regulation 190-24/CNE-C6F Instruction 1620.5E/USAFE Instruction 31-203, Armed Forces Disciplinary Control Board, Europe, and Off-Limits Procedures for Firms, Establishments, Organizations, and Areas Within the United States European Command

    AE Regulation 210-22, Private Organizations and Fundraising Policy

    AE Regulation 210-70, On-Post Commercial Solicitation

    AE Regulation 215-145, Hunting, Shooting, and Sport Shooting in Germany

    AE Regulation 525-13, Antiterrorism

    AE Regulation 550-33, Regulations on Personal Property, Local Currency, and Motor Vehicles for U.S. Personnel in the United Kingdom

    AE Regulation 550-34, Regulations on Personal Property, Local Currency, and Motor Vehicles for U.S. Personnel in Norway

    AE Regulation 550-35, Regulations on Personal Property, Local Currency, and Motor Vehicles for U.S. Personnel in the Netherlands

    AE Regulation 550-36, Regulations on Personal Property, Local Currency, and Motor Vehicles for U.S. Personnel in Turkey

    AE Regulation 550-175/USNAVEUR Instruction 5840.1E/USAFE Regulation 51-702, U.S. Forces Customs Controls in Germany

    AE Regulation 600-700, Identification Cards and Individual Logistic Support

    AE Regulation 600-702/CNE-C6F Staff Instruction 10110.1B/USAFE Instruction 34-101, Ration Policy

    AE Pamphlet 385-15, Leader’s Operational Accident-Prevention Guide

    USAREUR Regulation 550-32/COMUSNAVINST 5840.2E/USAFEI 36-101, Tri-Component Directive for Italy on Personal Property, Rationed Goods, Motor Vehicles and Drivers’ Licenses, Civilian Component and Technical Representative Status

    USASETAF Regulation 190-2, USASETAF Traffic Supervision and Privately Owned Vehicle Operator Licenses

    USASETAF Regulation 190-3, USASETAF Registration, Operation and Disposal of Privately Owned Vehicles


    SECTION II
    FORMS

    DA Form 2028, Recommended Changes to Publications and Blank Forms

    OF 346, US Government Motor Vehicle Operators Identification Card

     

    GLOSSARY


    SECTION I
    ABBREVIATIONS


    ADR

    Accord Européen relatif au Transport International des Marchandises dangereuses par Route (European Agreement Concerning the Transportation of Hazardous Goods by Highway)

    AE

    Army in Europe

    APO

    Army post office

    AR

    Army regulation

    CG, USAREUR/7A

    Commanding General, United States Army Europe and Seventh Army

    DCG, USAREUR/7A

    Deputy Commanding General, United States Army Europe and Seventh Army

    DOD

    Department of Defense

    DODI

    Department of Defense instruction

    FMWR

    Family and morale, welfare, and recreation

    HQ IMCOM-Europe

    Headquarters, United States Army Installation Management Command, Europe Region

    HQ USAREUR/7A

    Headquarters, United States Army Europe and Seventh Army

    ID

    identification

    IG

    inspector general

    MPS

    Military Postal Service

    NAFI

    nonappropriated fund instrumentality

    NATO

    North Atlantic Treaty Organization

    OF

    optional form

    OJA

    Office of the Judge Advocate, Headquarters, United States Army Europe and Seventh Army

    POF

    privately owned firearm

    POV

    privately owned vehicle

    SOFA

    Status of Forces Agreement

    UCMJ

    Uniform Code of Military Justice

    U.S.

    United States

    USAFE

    United States Air Forces in Europe

    USAREUR

    United States Army Europe

    USASETAF

    United States Army Southern European Task Force

    USC

    United States Code

    USEUCOM

    United States European Command


    SECTION II
    TERMS


    anabolic steroids
    A group of usually synthetic hormones that increase constructive metabolism. This class of drugs includes, but is not limited to, substances banned by Schedule III of the Controlled Substances Act or host-nation law. Although not an exhaustive list, the following are included in the class of banned compounds:

    Bolasterone

    nandrolonedecanoate (Deca-Durabolin)

    Clostebol

    norethandrolone

    Dehydrochlormethyltestosterone

    oxandrolone (Anavar)

    fluoxymesterone (Halotestin)

    oxymesterone

    mesterolone (Proviron)

    oxymetholone

    Metadienone

    stanozolol (Winstrol)

    methandrostenolone (Dianabol)

    stebolone acetate (Anatrofin)

    methenolone (Nibal) (Primobolan)

    testosterone cypionate

    methyltestosterone boldenone

     

    child pornography
    Any visual depiction, including any photograph, film, video, picture, or computer or computer-generated image or picture, whether made or produced by electronic, mechanical, or other means, of sexually explicit conduct, when any of the following applies (18 USC 2256 (8)):

  • The production of the visual depiction involves the use of a minor engaging in sexually explicit conduct.


  • The visual depiction is a digital image, computer image, or computer-generated image that is, or is indistinguishable from, that of a minor engaging in sexually explicit conduct.


  • The visual depiction has been created, adapted, or modified to appear that an identifiable minor is engaging in sexually explicit conduct.
  • controlled substances
    Substances described in section 912a, Title 10, United States Code; Manual for Courts-Martial, United States; Article 112a, Uniform Code of Military Justice; or prohibited by host-nation law.

    country regulations
    Regulations published pursuant to USEUCOM Directive 45-7 pertaining to personal property, local currency, motor vehicles, customs and taxes, and other similar subjects, and applicable to U.S. military and civilian component personnel and their dependents in countries under the area of responsibility of the Commander, USEUCOM.

    drug-abuse paraphernalia
    Equipment, products, and materials of any kind that are used, intended for use, or especially designed, made, or modified for use in planting, propagating, cultivating, growing, harvesting, manufacturing, compounding, converting, producing, processing, preparing, testing, analyzing, packaging, repackaging, storing, containing, or concealing a controlled substance, or for injecting, ingesting, inhaling, or otherwise introducing a controlled substance into the human body.

    extremist organizations and activities
    Organizations and activities that promote supremacist causes; advocate racial, gender, or ethnic hatred or intolerance; advocate, create, or engage in illegal discrimination based on race, color, sex, religion, or national origin; advocate the use of or use force, violence, or unlawful means to deprive individuals of their rights under the U.S. Constitution, the laws of the United States, or the laws of the host nation; or advocate the overthrow of the U.S.- or host-nation Government.

    illegal alien
    A person born in a country other than the host nation who has not qualified as a citizen of the host nation and who has entered or remained in the host nation in violation of its registration, immigration, or naturalization laws.

    intoxication
    Any perceptible impairment of the rational and full exercise of the mental and physical faculties caused by the introduction of alcohol or drugs into the human body.

    knife with an automatic blade opener
    One of the following types of knife:

  • A knife in which the blade snaps out of the grip when a button or lever is pressed, or when a catch is released, and the blade can be locked in place (spring knife).


  • A knife in which the blade snaps out of the grip by weight or by a swinging motion and is locked in place automatically (gravity knife).


  • A knife in which the blade snaps out of the grip by any operation, alone or in combination, of gravity or spring mechanism and can be locked in place.
  • operation
    Setting a vehicle in motion through its own power or gravity, turning on the ignition, or sitting in the drivers seat while the engine is running (actual movement of the vehicle is not required).

    privately owned firearm

  • Any weapon, not officially issued, that is designed for, can be used for, or can be readily converted to be used for attack, defense, sports, games, or hunting by driving a projectile through a barrel. This includes multifiring black powder weapons, but excludes spring-activated or spring-powered BB guns, air rifles, air pistols, pump-type pellet guns, and paintball airguns.


  • The frame or receiver for any weapon described in the bullet above.


  • Interchangeable barrels that have their own serial number.
  • privately owned vehicle
    Any self-propelled, wheeled vehicle not owned by the U.S. Government and designed for use in land transportation of persons or property. The term privately owned vehicle as used in this regulation includes vehicles owned by nonappropriated fund instrumentalities, except as provided in paragraph 6.