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Future editions of the Herald Union will include a new “Ask the Commander” column. Submit your questions for Col. David Carstens, U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden commander, via the garrison Facebook page at www.facebook.com/usagwiesbaden, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or write a letter to the address below.
The garrison already receives important questions frequently through our Facebook page and the commander’s visits to AFN, and the column will give the commander an opportunity to highlight those questions and answer them more completely.
Here are some other examples of questions people have asked through our
Samantha Wilson asked: “What are the DFAC’s new hours?”
Answer: The Wiesbaden (Victory) Dining Facility is open for breakfast Monday through Friday from 7-8:30 a.m.; for lunch weekdays from 11:30 to 1 p.m. and dinner Monday to Friday from 4:30-6 p.m. (for meal card holders only). It is also now open Satuday, Sunday and federal holidays for brunch from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and supper (for Soldiers only) from 5-6:30 p.m.
Mandi Rowell asked: “How do I get an international driver’s license to drive outside of Germany?”
Answer: Please visit Driver’s Testing in Building 1023W, Room 324, on Wiesbaden Army Airfield and request the form for an international driver’s license which the staff will help you fill out. Make sure you bring your U.S. Army Europe driver’s license and your ID. Then you go to the German licensing office. You will need one passport photo (there is a machine as you enter the office) and €15. Make sure you also have your stateside license too.
To get to the Wiesbaden Licensing Office from Wiesbaden Army Airfield, take B-455 toward Wiesbaden, exit on to A-66 toward Ruedesheim, exit on to A-643 toward Schierstein. Take the first exit off A-643 for Schierstein/Appelalle and stay in the right hand lane. Turn right at the second light onto Rheingauerstrasse and then take the mandatory right turn onto Saarstrasse after the second light. A pizza delivery service will be on the right hand corner. After going under an overpass, turn left at the first available left turn. The vehicle licensing office entrance is the second driveway on the right, adjacent to the German inspection point.
The office is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and until 6 p.m. on Wednesday. (Listen to AFN-Wiesbaden, FM 98.7, to hear more answers to Facebook feedback and keep visiting the garrison’s Facebook page for the latest updates and to submit your comments and questions.)