News flash – August 18, 2016

Traffic alert for B455
Drivers are advised now through Aug. 29, a portion of B455 is closed due to construction of a traffic circle by the State of Hessen. A detour will be posted and affect traffic between Aukamm and Crestview.

Hainerberg Traffic Update
A new road segment along Virginiaweg is now open to all one-way traffic travelling from Texasstrasse to Arizonastrasse (in the direction of the Exchange to the Commissary) to facilitate the flow of traffic around Hainerberg. A portion of Texasstrasse near the chapel now facilitates two-way traffic to provide vehicle access to facilities on Mississippistrasse. The section of Texasstrasse that passes in front of the elementary and middle schools is still one-way traffic in the direction of the Exchange.
Access to the Self-Help Home Improvement Store or S.H.I.P is still possible.

Housing office hours change
The Wiesbaden Housing Office is now open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to noon, and then 12:45 p.m. to 3 p.m., with the last customer sign-in at 2:30 p.m. The office is closed on training holidays from 8 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. with limited appointments in the afternoon and closed on U.S. federal and German holidays.

Looking for a mailbox?
There are four signature blue mail boxes located throughout U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden.
The locations are at the Exchange Mall on Hainerberg just outside the middle entrance doors (2:35 p.m. pick up); on Clay Kaserne at the Welcome Center parking lot (2:55 p.m. pick up); and in Newman Village at the corner of Fontis Loop and Via Principalis (3 p.m. pick up); and just outside the Post Office (3:15 p.m. pick up).

Point-of-purchase upgrades
Army Air Force Exchange Service and Defense Commissary Agency facilities worldwide have recently converted their point-of-sale equipment to accept EMV compliant chip cards. EMV compliant chip cards offer improved security and reduce the chances of card information being cloned and used by fraud syndicates for fraudulent transactions. During the conversion, customers using chip cards at the commissary may experience limited credit/debit card functionality. At AAFES facilities customers using chip cards are currently unable to get cash back at registers. AAFES is working with the vendor to restore the cash back feature by late fall and apologizes for the temporary inconvenience.