U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Army Community Service welcomes you to Germany. The Relocation Readiness Program in Wiesbaden has many services to make your move a smooth one. Whether you are a newcomer to the community or on your way to your next assignment, we can assist you.
Borrow some necessities from the lending closet for up to 60 days while waiting for your Household Goods delivery or after they have been picked up and on the way to your new location.
Items available include: dishes, pots and pans, kitchen utensils, glassware and mugs. Specialty items (limited quantity) include: irons with ironing boards, coffee pots, toasters, high chairs, pack n' plays, GPS/navigation systems, and cell phones. Please note that cell phone and navigation systems are available within the first 15 days of arrival.
Host nation orientation is a great way for newcomers to learn about the German culture, language, public transportation, and tips about living in our community. Host Nation Orientation is held every Tuesday from 0900-1600 in the Welcome Center. The class includes a short walking tour in the afternoon. Civilians and Spouses are welcome and encouraged to attend.
Designed to consistently train those who will assist and sponsor incoming Soldiers, Civilians and Family members. For Soldiers and Civilians, this is offered monthly. Please contact ACS for training schedule. Spouse sponsorship is offered once a month at ACS.
It's an ongoing opportunity for both the sponsors and incoming personnel to meet and network with each other, and learn about a variety of topics. This is open to all spouses — military and civilian, female and male, new and seasoned. This is a great place for foreign born spouses and spouses of deployed service members to stay connected with others. Previous topics have included local tourist sites, shopping on the economy, navigating employment options, traveling on a dime and local activities for children. Spouse chat is held every Wednesday — times vary to cover mornings and afternoons.
Do you want some tips and pointers on making your PCS a success? Then call the ACS Relocation Readiness Program to register for a PCS Smooth Move Class. Information about your new duty station can be found at www.militaryonesource.mil/moving.
Learn about local landmarks and towns through the Relo Tours. Previous places include: Limburg, Frankfurt, Mainz, Hessenpark, and the Parliament. Mystery Tours are offered during the summer — attendees will not find out where they are headed until that morning at the meeting place. Mystery tours are family friendly, big adventures at a low cost! Relocation tours are a great way to help Service Members, Civilians and Family Members learn about our great host nation and how to navigate the public transportation system.
Increase your ability to communicate with others. Classes are free and typically taught in five-week increments. Current schedules are available at ACS.
• English as a Second Language (ESL): Small group classes (3-5 attendees) are offered with different levels of teaching, from basic up to advanced.
• German: Learn the basics and phrases of the German Language. Class also covered modern German life and cultural norms.
Learn about different lifestyles including the American way of life, the military lifestyle and German culture. The weekly gathering is a great way to meet other spouses. Current schedule and topics are available by calling or visiting ACS.
Designed for spouses of deployed, extended temporary duty, or geographically separated Soldiers, this is a forum for family members to discuss mutual needs while remaining connected to the community. The get-together is held weekly to encourage spouses to connect with other spouses during the time of deployment. Current schedule and topics are available by calling or visiting ACS.