Community notes – April 9, 2015


Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Wiesbaden Sexual Harassment/Assault Response & Prevention invites the community to participate in the events throughout the month. “Got Your Back” and “Sex Signals” presentations are April 9-10 at the Tony Bass Auditorium. The U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Community Stand-down event is April 15 at the Wiesbaden Fitness Center from 9:30-11 a.m. There will be a guest speaker, fitness demonstration and resource fair. Empowerment Training hosted by 2nd Signal Brigade is April 22-30, including a free self-defense class 9-11 a.m. at the fitness center (B court). On April 30 there is an arts and crafts contest 11 a.m. to noon at the Clay Kaserne Arts and Crafts Center; entry is due by April 22. There will be a free movie night and face painting April 30 at the Clay Chapel 6-8 p.m. The 66th Military Intelligence Brigade hosts a “SHARP Amazing Race” April 24 at the 1st MI Hangar from 6:30-9 a.m. Call mil 546-4507 to register a team. The 24/7, confidential SHARP hotline number is (0162) 296-6741.

Texas Aggie Muster


Former students of Texas A&M University will assemble in Wiesbaden, Germany on April 21 for the annual Texas Aggie Muster to honor all Texas Aggies who have passed away within the last year. The Texas Aggie Muster tradition, which spans more than a century, will be observed in more than 300 locations around the world. A casual dinner will begin at 6 p.m. at the Paulaner restaurant in Wiesbaden. RSVP by April 20 by contacting Megan McReynolds by email at megan_lyn89@hotmail.com or (0160) 981-59789.

Community Information Exchange

The next Community Information Exchange will be held 9:30-10:30 a.m April 28 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.

PX Grand Opening

The long-awaited grand opening of the new Exchange will take place at 9 a.m. April 17. The community is welcome to attend. Normal operating hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday. Facilities that will remain open on Mainz-Kastel include the Car Care Center, the Shoppette, gas pumps and car wash.

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 1557 on Clay Kaserne have 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.

Red Cross events

The Wiesbaden American Red Cross will host a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 14 at the Army Community Service cafeteria, a blended First Aid/CPR/AED class from 9-11:30 a.m. April 21, a babysitting class April 24-25 and new volunteer orientation from 10-11:30 a.m. April 16 and 6-7:30 p.m. April 23. Visit “American Red Cross Wiesbaden”on Facebook for more information.

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 the 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.

Sponsorship training

Soldier and civilian sponsorship training is held 1:30-2 p.m. the third Thursday of every month at the Education Center on Clay Kaserne (Classroom 8). Call mil 548-1615 / civ (0611) 143-548-1615 or email usarmy.wiesbaden.imcom-europe.list.sponsorship@mail.mil for more information.

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.

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.

Host nation orientation

All service members, civilians and family members are invited to attend one of the host nation orientations to pick up tips on the culture, language and ways to get around Wiesbaden. The orientations are held every Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and start at the Wiesbaden Entertainment Center (upstairs). Bring Euros for lunch.

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.

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.

Host nation orientation

All service members, civilians and family members are invited to attend one of the host nation orientations to pick up tips on the culture, language and ways to get around Wiesbaden. The orientations are held every Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and start at the Wiesbaden Entertainment Center (upstairs). Bring Euros for lunch.

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