News flash – December, 2017

Upcoming holidays
Community members should be aware of the following federal, training and host nation holidays, which may affect garrison front-door services. Most German businesses will be closed on Germany holidays.

Dec. 18 to 22 – Half day schedule for active duty*
Dec. 25 – Christmas, U.S. holiday and German holiday
Dec. 26 – German and training holiday for active duty*
Dec. 27-29 – Half day schedule for active duty
Jan. 1 – New Year’s Day U.S. and German holiday
Jan. 2 – Training holiday
Jan. 12 – Training holiday
Jan. 15 – Martin Luther King Day

See the U.S. Army Europe training holiday calendar for more dates: http://www.eur.army.mil/Training/USAREURTrainingHolidaySchedule-FY2018.pdf.
*Soldiers should confirm with their local chain of command whether they have a federal or training holiday off. They are not guaranteed.


Holiday closures
Christmas Day, Dec. 25, and New Year’s Day, Jan. 1, are German and U.S. federal holidays. Dec. 26 is a German and training holiday. Community members should expect widespread closures on post and off.
This is not a complete list. Call before you go.

The Commissary will be closed Dec. 25 and Jan. 1; it will close at 4 p.m. Dec. 24
The post office will close at 2 p.m. Dec. 22. It will be closed Dec. 25 and Jan. 1. The finance portion (mailing out) will be closed Dec. 26
The Army Education Center will be closed Dec. 25 to 29 and Jan. 1 and Jan. 2
Clay North access will be closed at 10 p.m., Dec. 24 until 6 a.m., Dec. 26 and again on Dec. 31 from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Jan. 2.

In case of emergency access, contact the USAG Wiesbaden Military Police Station at (0611)143-548-7778.
MWR facility hours can be found here: https://wiesbaden.armymwr.com/promos/family-and-mwr-holiday-hours-operation

The shuttle bus will not operate Dec. 25, 26 and Jan. 1.
The Deutsche Kantine will be closed Dec. 18 to Jan. 1.


Post office holiday hours
Through Jan. 6
Monday to Friday
Finance (mailing packages) – 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday
Package pickup – 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday to Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday
Hours for the Community Mail Room, Official Mail and In/Out Processing will remain the same.


Next CIE
The next Community Information Exchange will take place at 9:30 a.m. Jan. 23 at The Vault on Hainerberg. Come join the discussion to learn what’s happening in the community. Slides from the November CIE are available at http://www.herald-union.com/community-information-exchange/ or on the garrison website at wiesbaden.army.mil.


Designated PT areas
Road blocks will be placed at designated roads on Clay Kaserne between 6 and 7 a.m. to allow Soldiers to conduct physical training without vehicle traffic. This reflects a change in the barrier emplacement time as of Nov. 1. The main area for PT is along Lindsey Boulevard south to Boyd Boulevard, and from Phelps Avenue east.


Winter tires required
German law requires vehicles have adequate tires for winter driving Oct. 1 to April 1.