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, toaster high chairs, pack n' plays GPS systems, and cell phones.
Pick up a welcome packet with area maps, and community events and information, and a community telephone directory for USAG Hessen. Leaving Wiesbaden? Get an online information packet for your new installation at www.militaryonesource.mil.
Designed to consistently train those who will assist and sponsor incoming Soldiers, Civilians and Family members. For Soldiers and Civilians, this is offered weekly as part of ITC; for Spouses, twice a month at ACS.
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. Previous topics include local tourist sites, navigating employment options, traveling on a dime and local activities for children. Held every Wednesday, times vary to cover mornings, afternoons and evenings.
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, Parliament Tour. Summertime offers the Mystery Tours – attendees will not find out where they are headed until that morning at the meeting place.
The newcomer's orientation is designed to inform newly arriving spouses, soldiers and community members on what is available in the Wiesbaden area. Childcare is available, each attendee must coordinate their own reservations. Culture College is offered once a month over a three-day period:
• The first day consists of a review of cultural orientation and common German words & phrases. Also discussed is a short history of the local area as well as videos of what is available in Wiesbaden.
• The next day a walking tour of downtown is offered. This focuses on learning how to purchase tickets and use public transportation, both the train and bus; parking meters; and landmarks in the area including the first hotel with telephones, hot springs, and the famous pedestrian area. Lunch is at a German restaurant.
• The third day is Welcome to Wiesbaden Orientation Day. Representatives from various garrison agencies will brief about what is different overseas, and in Germany, versus what we are used to in the States. Garrison Leadership will be in attendance as well to answer any questions you may have.
Increase your ability to communicate with others. Classes are free and typically taught in six week increments.
• 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.
Designed for Spouses' of deployed, extended TDY or geographically separated Soldiers, this is a forum for Family members to discuss mutual needs and relevant subjects.