News flash

Upcoming holidays

Community members should be aware of the following U.S. federal and training holidays, which may affect garrison front-door services.

Nov. 1 — Training holiday

Nov. 11 — Veterans’ Day

Nov. 28 — Thanksgiving Day

Nov. 29 — Training holiday

Call before you go on U.S. and training holidays. Find the garrison phonebook at For holidays, go to and click the “Community” tab, then click “Training Holidays.”

Soldiers should confirm with their local chain of command whether they have a federal or training holiday off.

Daylight savings

Daylight Saving Time ends Oct. 27 this year in Germany and most of Europe, so be sure to set your clocks back one hour before going to bed. (In the U.S., the change will not be made until a week later on Sunday morning, Nov. 3.)

CIF closure

The Wiesbaden Central Issue Facility will be closed Oct. 21-25 for annual inventory. Emergencies will be handled on a case-by-case basis. All out processing Soldiers should plan accordingly to avoid any delays. Soldiers can contact CIF for any questions at DSN 546-6030.

Passport office closure

The Wiesbaden passport office will be closed Oct. 25.

Post office special opening

In conjunction with Retiree Appreciation Day, the Post Office will be open Oct. 26. from noon to 3 p.m.

Post office holiday hours

From Nov. 4 to Dec. 21, the post office mailing out window (finance) will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Saturday. From Nov. 4 to Jan 11, the package pickup will be open from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday to Saturday. The post office will be closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s.

Next CIE

If you missed the August Community Information Exchange, view the slides on the garrison website at, click “My Wiesbaden,” then “News and Info” for the link. The next CIE is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Oct. 23 at the Community Activity Center. The theme will be Halloween and Fall Activities.