Community notes – May 7, 2015


Garrison Safety Day
The 2015 Garrison Summer/Spring Safety Day is May 11 at the Tony Bass Theater. This is a community seasonal event to reinforce accident prevention and resiliency prior to the Memorial Day Holiday and the Summer season. There will be safety demonstrations and displays from the Health Clinic, Fire Prevention, American Red Cross and Bicycle Safety. All USAG Wiesbaden personnel and community members and their families are invited to attend. Demonstrations and presentations are from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Financial Aid Day
On May 12 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., there will be a Financial Aid Day at the Soldier for Life Center (Bldg. 1023E, Room 013). It is open to all ID cardholders for any college or university.

Seminar on PTSD
The Education Center and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 27 host a public service seminar: “Strategies and skills to cope with and overcome PTSD and trauma issues while attending college” May 28 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Soldier for Life Center (Bldg. 1023E, Classroom 4). Contact the Wiesbaden Education Center at mil 548-1302 or civ (0611) 143-548-1302, or email usarmy.wiesbaden.imcom-europe.list.education-center@mail.mil for more information.


Senior Baccalaureate Service
There will be a Senior Baccalaureate Service at Hainerberg Chapel May 31 at 3 p.m. with a special guest speaker. Call mil 548-7174 / civ (0611)143-548-7174 for more information.

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 Bldg. 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, Bldg. 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.

Exchange ‘Patriot Pet’ photo contest
Enter a photo of your pet in the Exchange’s “Patriot Pet” photo contest for a chance to win a $500 grand prize, $100 for two second place winners and $50 for four third place winners. Enter May 2-29 at https://www.shopmyexchange.com/patriotfamily.

Red Cross classes
Red Cross Wiesabaden offers a blended First Aid/CPR/AED class May 20 from 5:30-8 p.m.; a Pet CPR/First Aid class May 21 from 5-7:30 p.m.; and new volunteer orientation May 21 from 10-11:30 a.m. Free Red Cross trainings include Citizen CPR, Be Red Cross Ready and Emergency Messages.

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.

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).

Cub Scouts welcome you
Are you a boy entering first through fifth grade interested in having fun? Cub Scouting is a fun and exciting activity for boys aimed at building character and citizenship while developing personal fitness. Email pack65wiesbaden@googlemail.com for more information about Scouting opportunities with Pack 65.

Counseling available
Are you a member of the 66th Military Intelligence Brigade Family and need to talk to a chaplain? Stop by the Clay Chapel Counseling Center Fridays from 1-3 p.m. for a completely confidential session. Call civ (0611) 705-5823 for details.

Looking for a car
Find your next car at the Auto Skills Bid Lot. Cars are located on Mississippistrasse (by the lodge) in Hainerberg Housing. Many cars only need minor repairs to pass inspection and all known faults are noted. Call civ (0611) 143-548-9817 for details.

Storage rentals
Looking for a place to park your recreational vehicle or trailer? Wiesbaden Outdoor Recreation offers rental space on McCully Barracks in Wackernheim (Ober Olmer Strasse, 55263 Wackernheim) offering easy access when you want to get away for the weekend. Cost is $30 a month. Call Outdoor Recreation at civ (0611) 143-548-9801 to reserve a space.