Community notes – April 23, 2015


Community Information Exchange
The next Community Information Exchange will be held April 28 at 9:30 a.m. in the Community Activity Center on Wiesbaden’s Clay Kaserne. Community members are welcome to attend or follow it live on the Garrison Wiesbaden Facebook page.

Sexual Assault Awareness Month events
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Wiesbaden Sexual Harassment/Assault Response & Prevention invites the community to participate in the events throughout the month. Empowerment Training hosted by 2nd Signal Brigade is April 22-30, including a free self-defense class 9-11 a.m. April 22 and 23 at the fitness center (B court). April 30 is an arts and crafts contest 11 a.m. to noon at the Clay Kaserne Arts and Crafts Center. There will be a free movie night and face painting April 30 at the Clay Chapel 6-8 p.m. 66th Military Intelligence Brigade hosts a “SHARP Amazing Race” 6:30-9 a.m. April 24 at the 1st MI Hangar from. Call mil 546-4507 to register a team. The 24/7, confidential SHARP hotline number is (0162) 296-6741.

Second (Indianhead) Division reunion
The Second (Indianhead) Division Association is searching for anyone who served in the Army’s 2nd Infantry Division at any time. For information about the association and its 94th annual reunion in San Antonio, Texas Sept. 22-26, 2015, contact secretary-treasurer Bob Haynes at 2idahq@comcast.net or (224) 225-1202.


Community spring clean-up
The community-wide spring clean-up is May 18-21. The Self-Help Issue Point at Building 7802 on Mississippistrasse in Hainerberg Housing and the Department of Public Works Building 01557 on Clay Kaserne has lawn and garden tools and equipment as well as recycling and “green waste” bags available. The drop-off point for batteries, household hazardous waste and tires is the Recyling Center on Clay Kaserne, Building 2450. On May 21 the housing area is residents’ place of duty for spring clean-up and special bulk trash/green waste pick-up is scheduled for May 22. For more information contact Jean-Connie Thomas at jeanconnie.thomas.ln@mail.mil or mil 548-4412 / civ (0611) 143-548-4412.

MS support group
Army Community Service offers a multiple sclerosis support group every second Thursday of the month at Hainerberg Housing Building 7790 (Texasstrasse 57, Apartment 1) at 5:30 p.m. Call (0611) 143-548-9201 for more details.

BOSS gets busy
Wiesbaden’s Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers features free BOSS movie night Mondays at 6 p.m. Call civ (0611) 143-548-9815 or stop by the Warrior Zone on Clay Kaserne for more information.

USO seeks volunteers
USO is seeking volunteers to help with various programs around the Wiesbaden military community. Volunteers must be 18 and older and possess a Department of Defense ID card. Go to www.usovolunteer.org to apply. Contact USO Rhein Main volunteer coordinator at mil 548-5103 or civ (0611) 7120-2880.
Reconnection workshops
The Wiesbaden American Red Cross offers free and confidential reconnection workshops for military families going through redeployment. Workshops address communicating clearly and focus on topics such as exploring stress and trauma, identifying depression, relating to children and working through anger. For information about holding a workshop for your family or group call the Red Cross at civ (0611) 143-548-1760, email wiesbaden@redcross.org or stop by the office in Building 1206 on Clay Kaserne.
Fellowship, Bible study
The Protestant Women of the Chapel host fellowship, worship and Bible study every Tuesday from 9-11:30 a.m. and 6-8 p.m. at the Hainerberg Chapel. Child care is provided.

Breastfeeding support
Nursing babies, mothers and mothers-to-be are invited to the La Leche League meetings held on the fourth Friday of the month (the third Fridays in November and December) at 10 a.m. at the USO Cottage in Hainerberg Housing. Call Carol at civ (06257) 942 869 or email carol.hunter@lalecheliga.de for more information.

Welfare grants
Do you belong to a private organization in the Wiesbaden community that is in need of funds for a worthy cause? Consider applying for a Wiesbaden Community Spouses Club welfare grant at http://wiesbadenspousesclub.com/welfare_grants. For more information send an email to welfare@wiesbadenspousesclub.com.

Car seat checkups
The Family Advocacy Program holds car seat checkups the last Tuesday of the month from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Wiesbaden Entertainment Center parking lot. Call civ (0611) 143-548-9201 to register.

Sponsorship training
Soldier and civilian sponsorship training is held the third Thursday of every month from 1:30-2 p.m. at the Education Center on Clay Kaserne (Classroom 8).

Youth of the Chapel
The High School Outreach Club meets Mondays from 5:30-7:15 p.m. The Middle School Outreach Club meets Tuesdays from 3-4:30 p.m. and a Bible Study group meets Wednesdays from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The clubs and groups meet in Building 7750 in Hainerberg Housing.