News flash – August 4, 2016


Housing office hours change
As of Aug. 1 the Wiesbaden Housing Office will be 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.


Changes to car care services
The Exchange Car Wash located in Mainz Kastel Station is permanently closed due to equipment that is beyond repair. The gas kiosk at the Mainz Kastel Car Care Center is now closed Sundays. The Hainerberg Express is open on Sundays for car care needs. Call civ (0611) 7238-6100 with questions.


Clay traffic update
Heerstrasse is closed through Aug. 28 due to construction. Upcoming road closures at the same intersection include:
Aug. 29 to Sept. 16, Heerstrasse and King Avenue will be closed.
Sept. 19 to Oct. 16, Lucas Street will be closed.



Hainerberg traffic update
Mississippistrasse is now closed to through traffic to support the Hainerberg Middle School construction. Access to the Self-Help Home Improvement Store, or S.H.I.P. is still possible.
A new road segment along Virginiaweg is being completed to facilitate the flow of traffic around Hainerberg.

The 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.


Point-of-purchase upgrades
AAFES and the DeCA 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.