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Inside this issue:

Rheinlander Convention Center . Rolling Hills Golf Course . Java Cafe . Striker‘s Bowling Center .

Creative Art‘s Center . Hilltop Theater . Auto Skills . Outdoor Recreation .

Physical Fitness Centers . Aquatics Center . Valued Added Tax Office .

Child and Youth School Services: Child Development Centers . Middle School & Teen Programs .

Venture Point . Military Family Life Consultants . School Liaison . Family Child Care .

Family and Morale Welfare and Recreation

is commited to caring for the people who serve and stand ready to defend the nation.

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THE ROCK - FACTS ABOUT BAUMHOLDER

Baumholder: News on the Rock

story by Alice Verberne, Baumholder Family and MWR Marketing

photo (above left) of Rolling Hills Golf Course, Baumholder by David Delisio; photo (above right) of the Rheinlander Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony, by Ignacio Rubalcava.

Welcome to Baumholder.

Family and MWR Baumholder

wants to make friends with

you through this publication -

to give you valuable resources.

Moving to a new location can

be discombobulating, so we

want to give you the ability

to fi nd us and all the wonderful

programming here on the

Rock. If you need anything,

you may fi nd us quickly by

searching social media; type in

Baumholder FMWR to fi nd us.

The Rock

You may hear locals refer to

your new home of Baumholder

as the “Home of Champions”

or “The Rock.” These are

terms to describe our 31,000

acres of varied terrain to the

north and northeast of the

actual city of Baumholder (one

of the largest military training

areas in Germany). Baumholder

is located just 30 miles

from the French/Luxemburg

border offering locals options

for quick day trips from “the

Rock.” Another convenience

is that the military community

of Baumholder (which encompasses

Wetzel, Upper Wetzel

and Smith Barracks) and the

German city of Baumholder

are all are walking distance

from Garrison Headquarters.

It is like being centered on a

university campus. To learn

more about what is happening

in Baumholder, check the following

resources for happenings

on post.

The Kaiserslautern American is

your community newspaper,

published weekly with MWR

community roundups listed in

the paper.

Folks are invited to submit

photos/articles to the KA;

contributing to the excitement

by sharing travel and other

local photos of community

events. Submissions may be

sent to editor@kaiserslauternamerican.com

The online

version of the paper may be

found at http://www.kaiserslauternamerican.com.

The Stars and Stripes is your

daily European based American

English language newspaper

focusing on military news.

The popular Travel Edition

prints every Thursday and the

online version of the paper

may be found at www.stripes.

com. Stars and Stripes has

reported fi rst-hand on military

confl icts since the Civil War

and continuously since World

War II by reporting information

and news of interest and

value. Stars and Stripes accepts

submissions for consideration

for travel and other features.

Send photos and articles to

the editor to smithp@estripes.osd.mil.

Radio station

American Forces Network

radio is available by dialing

into FM 100.2 for the Kaiserslautern

area and FM 106.1 in

Baumholder. Guest speakers

from Baumholder speak on

the air regularly about upcoming

FMWR events and activities,

throughout the week.

For real-time info, follow us on

Facebook: keyword search

Baumholder FMWR in the

search engine once you have

logged into the site.

Family and MWR contributes to the Army’s strength and readiness by offering services that reduce stress, build skills and self-confi dence and foster strong esprit de corps. FMWR services also help the Army

attract and retain talented people. Professionals don’t see work as just a job to be done or merely a source of money. They see work as service to others. They labor toward the betterment of other people, directly

or indirectly: customers, employers, and coworkers.

BAUMHOLDER

Welcome to your Pharmacy.

DocMorris-Apotheke Baumholder

Marktplatz 1, 55774 Baumholder

is recognized as participating in the

TRICARE EUROPE, Preferral Provider Network.

We manage your prescriptions!

Call: 0 67 83-90 08 00

Times: Mon.-Fri. 7.30 a.m.–6.30 p.m., Sat. 8.00 a.m.–1.00 p.m.

E-Mail: info@teleapotheke.de

online orders: www.teleapotheke.de

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ice cafe Dolomiten

We are the Panciera family and we want

to tempt your mouth with amazing homemade

italian ice cream! From banana-split

to Schwarzwald Becher. Try our famous

spaghetti-ice. Bring the kids down for our

mickey mouse ice. Or a great place to meet

friends and enjoy our sidewalk cafe with a

latte macchiato or one of our many selections

of coffees. Friendly people and wonderful homade

italian ice cream. Open 7 days a week

from 9 am – 10 pm (closed from beginning of

november till the end of February) A taste of

Italy in Baumholder since 1966

Poststraße 1 a · 55774 Baumholder

Phone: 0 67 83 / 43 95

Do you like good food?

Do you sometimes need a comfy bed and a

nice breakfast?

Then come and enjoy a wide variety of delicious meals in

our restaurant. Bountiful Salads, great Schnitzels, handmade

Pizzas and traditional German cuisine await you.

Or stay awhile in our

clean rooms with private

baths and free Wi-Fi

Reichenbacherstr.1

55774 Baumholder

www.hotel-westrich.de Phone: 06783/5872

Peter & Irm’s open fire place

Barbecue Restaurant & Hotel

Nice and well kept rooms with private bathroom.

Specials: steaks and BBQ-ribs from the open fi re

served in a nice and cosy atmosphere.

Sunday closed

Poststraße 12 · 55774 Baumholder

E-Mail: zumstadtkrug@t-online.de

Internet: www.zumstadtkrug.de

Restaurants, ice cream & more on Poststraße.

www.getraenke-fritsch.de

l Renting by party tents

Portofino Baumholder

Poststraße 9

• Guinness, Kilkenny, Cider & Pils on tap •

• Wide selection of irish & scottish specialist whiskeys •

• Pool and darts •

• A friendly welcome in our english speaking pub •

l Beverage Store

l wholesale trade

l retail trade

Our reliable co-operation partners.

Harry Giszas

gardening and landscaping

Flowershop

Jörg s

Poststraße 4 · 55774 Baumholder

Phone: 0 67 83 / 45 02 · Fax: 0 67 83 / 72 34

www.westricherlandschaftsbau.de


Eric´s Garage

Towing Service

Car Repairs

Junk Yard

55774 Baumholder

Berschweilerstraße 11

Telefon (06783) 5937

Telefax (06783) 1368

E-Mail Werner-Autoverwertung@t-online.de

Bäckerei Thilo Schäfer

Kennedyallee 10

55774 Baumholder

Telefon: 0 67 83 / 18 87 11

Telefax: 0 67 83 / 99 99 96 4

Haus Albert

“BIERSTUBE” RESTAURANT

• rooms for family-and company parties

available for up to 130 people

• in the summer beer garden open

• 2 double rooms each for € 40

without breakfast

Our action days:

Thursday and Friday:

Pizza night –

any pizza for € 6.00

Friday:

Schnitzel day –

every escalope with

French fries and salad for € 6.95

Am Markt 5 • 55777 Berschweiler • ++49 (0) 67 83/58 60

Baumholder

Kuseler Straße 11

OPEN

Monday till Saturday

8. 00 –20. 00

Your Discounter nearby

For free!

Everyone who brings this original flyer

to NORMA Baumholder gets one

bottle shower gel for free!

Only one bottle per person.

No cash payment possible.

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CONTENTS

Inh. Gerd Zimmer

Abo-Angebot

Photo by Alice Verberne

Cover photo Thalichtenberg Castle located approximately 8 miles from Baumholder. Read the feature

story about the castle on page 22-23.

In the Know, where to fi nd Family and MWR Info on the Rock ......... 2

Job Opportunities ............................................................................................ 6

Java Cafe ............................................................................................................. 10

Warrior Zone & BOSS ................................................................................... 11

Nick‘s Place ....................................................................................................... 12

Bowling, .............................................................................................................. 14

Golf...................................................................................................................... 15

Sports & Fitness ............................................................................................... 16

Outdoor Recreation ....................................................................................... 18

Outside the Gate: Thalichtenberg Castle .................................................... 20

Creative Arts Center ...................................................................................... 22

Rheinlander........................................................................................................ 24

Special Events, Theater, Music & Entertainment ........................................ 26

Aquatics .............................................................................................................. 28

Library ................................................................................................................ 30

Phone numbers ................................................................................................. 31

Auto Skills .......................................................................................................... 32

Child and Youth School Services................................................................... 34

Valued Added Tax ............................................................................................. 38

ACS ..................................................................................................................... 39

For only 35,- € you can tan for nearly

120 minutes

Ergoline Avantgarde

Mega Sun 6800

Ergoline 600 Turbo

You can tan:

8 minutes for 2,80 €

10 minutes for 3,50 €

35 cents

per minute

12 minutes for 4,20 €

15 minutes for 5,20 €

20 minutes for 7,00 €

Tanning times are completely adjustable according to your wishes

Ergoline 450

30 cent per minute

Ergoline 500

You can tan:

10 minutes for 3,00 € 15 minutes for 4,50 €

12 minutes for 3,60 € 20 minutes for 6,00 €

… but you can also adjust your preferred tanning time.

Your tanning salon in Baumholder

Opening times

Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 9:00 pm

Saturdays 9:00 am – 7:00 pm

Sundays and holidays 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Hauptstraße 37 • Telephone 0 67 83 / 22 14

Korngasse 12 • 55774 Baumholder

Telephone: 0 67 83 / 1 88 80

On the cover from left to right: watermelon eating contest at the Independence Day

celebration, whole roasted pig from the kitchen of Siggi Zimmer, sunrise over Thallichtenberg

castle near Baumholder, Rolling Hills Golf course at sunrise, chef Ziggi Simmer,

bronze sculpture of washer woman in downtown Baumholder, one of the famous dishes

made at the Rheinlander Community Club, Bill Clark from Striker’s Bowling Center,

Baumholder Welcome Home ceremony, troops return from down range, bridge at the

lake in downtown Baumholder.

Special thanks to Sarah Redicker and Jana Daniel

for their selfless contributions to

the USAG Baumholder Marketing Office.

Monday:

Tuesday:

Wednesday:

Thursday:

Giant Schnitzel

with your choice of one sides

Your choice of pizza

includes side salad and drink

˝All you can eat˝ BBQ ribs

with your choice of one sides

Your choice of pasta

includes side salad and drink

9,00 €

6,00 €

9,99 €

6,00 €

Producer

Alice Verberne

Family and MWR Marketing Offi ce

Dragoon Circle Bldg 8680, Room 209, Baumholder, Germany 55774

Box 18, Unit 23746, APO AE 09034 . 49-6783-66263; 314-485-6263

The USAG Baumholder Family & MWR Marketing Division is responsible for the production of the Rock Magazine, which is the unoffi cial

annual magazine for Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (Family and MWR) activities within the Baumholder Military Community.

Contents are not necessarily the offi cial views of or endorsed by the U.S. Government, the Department of Defense, or the U.S. European

Command. The distribution, mentions or use of any sponsors products, services, or funds by the U.S. Army does not express or imply an

endorsement of the sponsor. All submissions are subject to editing. The appearance of paid advertisements in this magazine does not constitute

endorsement by the DoD, the United States Army or the USAG Baumholder MWR fund. Everything advertised in this magazine shall

be made available for purchase, use or patronage without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, physical/

mental handicap, political affi liation or any other non-merit factor of the purchaser, user, or patron. If a violation or rejection of this equal

opportunity policy is confi rmed, MWR shall refuse to accept advertising from that source until the violation is corrected. The information in

this issue is current at the time of publication. Activities and events are subject to change. For confi rmation, please contact the facility.

Print costs, printing and labor of this product by MediaPrintGmbH.

Friday:

The hotel is open 24 hours.

The restaurant is open Monday to

Saturday from 5:30 pm to 11:00 pm

˝All you can eat˝ chicken wings

with your choice of one sides

7,50 €

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BEST SOURCES FOR FAMILY AND MWR INFORMAITON ON THE ROCK

from the editor

Photo by David Delisio

Check out the bulletin board facing the

area where the community mailroom distributes

packages, bldg 8667. Posters on

FMWR upcoming events and activities for

FMWR are located in the glass case.

Finally, updates are continually posted on

digital signage in select Family and MWR

facilities and on the fi ve outdoor marquees

located on Smith Barracks.

...need a job?

Contact Morale, Welfare and Recreation

to fi nd out about available positions at

Non-appropriated Fund Civilian Personnel

Offi ce (NAF CPO at 485-6566 or

06783-6-6566) 0049-0-6783-6-1630 or

485-1630.

Where to start your job search

Contact the employment readiness

advisor in Baumholder at 485-8188. The

employment readiness advisor offers help

with resumes and can answer a plethora

of employment questions.

Coaches needed

Coaches and offi cials are always needed

for sporting events. For more information

on how to become a coach or offi cial, call

the Baumholder Sports Offi ce at (06783)

-6-6671 or mil 485-6671/7176/6615.

Certifi ed fi tness instructors needed

Baumholder Physical Fitness Centers

needs certified group exercise instructors,

personal trainers, martial arts and dance.

Register to teach:

Call (06783) -6-6671 or

mil 485-6671/7418.

Get paid to be creative

The Creative Arts Center is looking for

paid and volunteer teachers for classes

such as sewing, quilting, pottery, painting

(acrylic, oil and/or watercolor), drawing,

sculpting and cake decorating. For more

information call DSN 485-6687 or 06783-

66687 or come by the Creative Arts

Center in Bldg 8104 on Smith Kaserne

Tu-F 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sa Noon - 5 p.m. or

email: usarmy.baumholder.imcom-fmwrc.

list.arts-center@mail.mil.

Get your work published

Do you have a talent for writing or

photography? AdvantiPro will consider

your work such as vacation photos and

articles in the weekly local newspaper,

the Kaiserslautern American. Send photos

and stories to editor@kaiserslauternamerican.com.

Writers may also submit articles for

consideration to Stars and Stripes. Send

submissions to smithp@estripes.osd.mil

for consideration.

Child and Youth School

Services is hiring

Are you looking for a fun and rewarding

career that you can take with you wherever

you’re stationed? Then consider

em ployment with Baumholder Child,

Youth and School Services? We offer full

time, part time and fl exible appointment

positions in a variety of programs. Starting

pay is $10.49 an hour, with the option

for a higher salary if you have pre vious

related experience or education. Benefi ts

may include paid sick and annual leave,

401K, insurance and tuition assistance.

CYSS job opportunities may be found at

www.usajobs.gov or be on the lookout

for one of our job fairs. We look forward

to having you as part of our team because

CYSS is where you belong.

Baumholder Youth Sports & Fitness Volunteer

Coaches Needed

A good coach improves your game. A

great coach improves your life. -- Michael

S. Joseph son. If you are interested in being

a coach for Baumholder Youth Sports

and Fitness, call 485-7210 or Civ 06783-

6-7210.

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BEST SOURCES FOR FAMILY AND MWR INFORMAITON ON THE ROCK

Hiking trails

Nordic Walking

Mountainbiking

Welcome to Baumholder

Take you time to relax and enjoy the possibilities of our activities.

Many various events which take place all the year invite

you to a trip with your whole family.

Sportevents

Markets, guided walking and city tours

Old town festival and Rallye

Enjoy the time in our beautiful city

and discover the region

For more information:

Verbandsgemeindeverwaltung Baumholder

Am Weiherdamm 1 - 55774 Baumholder

Phone: 06783-81-0 - Fax: 06783-81-60

tourismus@vgv-baumholder.de

www.vgv-baumholder.de

info@baumholder.de

www.baumholder.de

heart of the “Dreiländereck”

Have you ever been walking in 15 minutes to three countries?

Do you want to enjoy french castles, luxemburgian wine and roman

villas in Germany? Do you want to see where the Schengen

Treaty was signed? Come to Perl and enjoy the borderless region

France-Germany-Luxemburg … only 90 km

from Baumholder. Feel free to contact us, we

speak English.

Tourist-Information Perl

Trierer Straße 28, 66706 Perl

Tel.: 0 68 67-6 61 05, E-Mail: info@perl-mosel.de, Internet: www.perl-mosel.de

Tourist Information Ofce

Opening times

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IN THE KNOW – STAYING SMART ON THE ROCK

HIRED Apprenticeship Program

For teens 15-18 years of age,

Hired offers experiences

within distinct career paths to

help teens develop employerneed

a

job?

SKIES Instructors Needed

Make money with your talent.

Tutor or teach children

cooking, sewing, art, music,

dancing or any special skill

or craft of which you have

firsthand knowledge. Contact

SKIES at mil 485-6969/6641 or

Civ 06783-6-6969/6641.

Love children? Family Child Care

(FCC) is the place to be.

If you are interested in starting

your own childcare business,

FCC can help. Have the best

of both worlds: Stay at home

with your child and earn from

$20,000 to $40,000 or more

per year. Family Child Care

leads to a long-lasting career

and continuing opportunities

for professional growth by

offering Child Development

Associate and FCC Accreditation.

Join our winning team

and apply to be the best. Call

FCC to get started 485-6588,

06783-66588.

valued abilities to succeed in

the competitive job market.

The program structure offers

four 12-week terms to work

after school/weekends in areas

such as food service, child care,

outdoor recreation, libraries,

fitness centers and golf. To

apply for enrollment, contact

the Wetzel Teen Center, bldg

8875. Call 485-6348, 06783-6-

6348 to find out more today.

Photo by Ignacio Rubalcava

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IN THE KNOW – STAYING SMART ON THE ROCK

Factory Outlet

for jewellery, precious stones

and minerals.

Huge selection and

major price advantages.

Edelstein–Erlebniswelt

Idar-Oberstein

Nahestr. 42

Gemstone

Adventure Show

Visit our

fascinating show

of glittering

precious stones and

minerals.

www.edelsteinerlebniswelt.de

Cell phones with or without a plan,

unlocked cell phones, prepaid, chargers, cases ...

Best service in town!

Bahnhofstraße 5, 55774 Baumholder

Telefon 0 67 83/18 96 66

www.haarschnittstelle.de

Tel. +49 (0) 67 83 - 1 88 89 77

Bahnhofstraße 4

55774 Baumholder

iPhones

We accept

Fuel cards

Car wash

Bakery

Authorized Ford dealer

Ford warranty work

Body + Paint + Repair

Service for all types of vehicles

Towing + tire service

body collision repair & painting

mechanical repair

all european and US-cars

all insurance companies

call: 0 67 82/ 25 22

Credit cards + Dollars are welcome

ESSO Schäfer Baumholder Auto Schäfer

0 67 83 - 13 72 • Berschweiler Straße 9 • 0 67 83 - 30 31

15 minutes drive from Baumholder

address: Industriegebiet 3 • 55768 Hoppstädten-Weiersbach

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JAVA CAFE

coffee specials

Photos from left to right,

Baumholder windmills

by Dennis Johnson,,

Baumholder Golf

Course, by David Delisio,

Veteran‘s Day Ceremony,

by Ignacio Rubalcava.;

Java Cafe operations

assistant Kristi Conde

serves Tony Ramsey

coffee.

Java cafe staff photo

courtesy Baumholder

Family and MWR..

The place to have a beverage, serf the web for free and socialize

Savor the fl avor at the Java Cafe

Hours of operation Mon.-Fri.: 7 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat. 8am – 5 p.m. Closed Sun. & federal holidays

Located in the community mailroom, bldg. 8661; 485-6439 or +49-0-6783-6-6439

Try our coffee favorites: White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Latte, Raspberry Mocha or Dark Chocolate

Free WiFi at the Java Café

The Java Cafe is a great

location for Family Readiness

Group meetings and socializing.

You may also relax with

your laptop taking advantage

of the free wireless internet

connection to stay connected

with your friends and family

while trying the coffee specials

that are updated throughout

the year to refl ect the changing

seasons. The Java Cafe

team serves seasonal specials

such as Peach Melba, Creme

Brulee, Chocolate Covered

Almond, Chocolate Amaretto,

Pumpkin Spice, Irish Spice,

Apple Pie, Strawberry Javaccino

)and more. Feel free to

ask the helpful staff what is on

offer for special promotion.

Also ask for a Java Cafe loyalty

card. Get the required number

of stamps, turn in the completed

card and receive a free

drink. It is the Java Cafe’s way

of saying thanks for being such

a great customer.

The Java Café coffee traveler

is a portable coffee urn. It is

$15 and comes with 8 cups,

sugars and creamers. Great

for meetings, school functions

or for the offi ce.

free wifi

Free

delivery

We take

Dollars

Every order will be made

fresh when you call us

German-Italian

Specialities

Im Höfchen, 55774 Baumholder

Opening hours

Restaurant: 5 pm–10 pm

Delivery Service: 5 pm–11 pm

closed on Mondays except on German holidays

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WARRIOR ZONE – BOSS – NICKS PLACE AT SHOOTERS

service

travel

growth

Warrior Zone

485-7339 or +49-0-6783-6-7339

CMR bldg 8661, RM 149 (location in 2012)

bldg 8106 on Museum Strasse (location in 2013)

B.O.S.S. Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers

485-8251 or +49-0-6783-6-8251

Located at the Warrior Zone locations

Plugged in

The key feature of the Warrior

Zone is its technology.

The facility offers free internet

access, live action video,

online multi-player competitions,

home theater viewing,

advanced sound systems and

an ice hockey table. They have

three major video gaming

consoles, PS3, Xbox 360 and

Wii, with over 50 games and

over 100 movies from which

to select.

Designed with the Soldier in mind

The Warrior Zone is a Soldier-only

facility but guests are

welcome when accompanied

by their sponsor/friend.

Soldiers are allowed to bring

food into the facility. Aside

from having computers that

are used for entertainment

purposes, single Soldiers have

free computers to handle personal

business such as checking

bank accounts or Leave

and Earnings Statement and to

contact loved ones.

Computers are CAC enabled

for Soldiers who would like to

do online training to advance

their careers.

Baumholder’s Interim Warrior Zone

is only the beginning

Plans to build a new much

larger facility from the ground

up are currently under way.

Plans for the new center will

include a lounge, fl at screen

TVs, pool tables and several

gaming stations, among other

amenities aimed at taking the

edge off of the rigors of life in

the Army.

BOSS Adopt-a-Road

BOSS members meet once a

month to help keep streets

tidy. Adopt-a-Road is way

for BOSS members to get

involved in the community and

make a difference by keeping

our environment clean. Earn

promotion points, help the

Baumholder Military Community,

and stay involved; join

today.

Quality of Life Programming

BOSS Soldiers meet at the

Warrior Zone once per

month to go over Quality of

Life issues and put forward

input on how to improve their

program.

See Europe with BOSS

Monthly BOSS trips are offered

to locations in Germany

and surrounding countries.

BOSS Soldiers are encouraged

to obtain a tourist passport

in order to participate on the

maximum options of trips

locations available. Participants

must be a single Soldier or a

geographical bachelor to participate

in activities.

Photo by Ignacio Rubalcava of Ann

Marie Bond Detavernier welcoming single

Soldiers back from deployment. Photo by

Adam Good of Gen. George S. Patton‘s

granddaughter, Helen, sharing a laugh

with former BOSS presiden Jenlin Wang.

Hotel-Restaurant „Zum Stern“

HH superior Inh. Michael Rech

Owned by the Rech family since 1954 the

hospitality provided here, the pleasant atmosphere

and the range of leisure time options

make it an unforgettable stay for you. We

are happy to spoil you in our restaurant (100

seats) with regional and seasonal specialities.

Our extensive buffet offer for groups awaits

you. Comfortable hotel rooms with a private

bath and free internet access ensure you will

have a pleasant stay.

Quick lunch from 11:00 am until 2:00 pm

dinner from 17:00 - 21:30

We are open all day on Sunday.

Ausweilerstraße 2 • 55774 Baumholder • Tel. 06783/5877

Fax 06783/5055 • kontakt@zum-stern-baumholder.de • www.zum-stern-baumholder.de

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WARRIOR ZONE – BOSS – NICKS PLACE AT SHOOTERS

food

Photo by Chris Laurion of

Soldiers enjoying a night

out at Nick‘s place..

music

tournaments

Nick’s place

Shooters Sports Bar & Diner

Bldg 8167 next to Outdoor Recreation,

(just down the hill from the Shoppette on Smith Barracks).

Nick Colbert, manager of

Nick’s Place, located in the

Shooter’s building next to

ODR, offers a variety of food

and beverage options and is

within walking distance from

the single Soldier barracks.

Try the awesome chicken

wings with your choice of

over 10 fl avors.

Home delivery

Don’t have time to hang out

at the facility? Call in your

order for takeout or home

delivery at 06783-6-7004.

Delivery costs $1.50 per

order to Smith Barracks and

the Wetzel Housing (every

day except Wednesday) from

5 p.m.-11 p.m. Deleveries not

available off base, but folks are

welcome to do takeout at no

extra cost.

Saturday - Beer Pong Tourney

10 p.m.

Sunday - Sports Night

Enjoy free chips and salsa

while watching your favorite

sporting events. Depending on

time of year, the drop-down

projector and four fl at screen

televisions will play what is

hot in the sporting world such

as American football, soccer,

race car driving, baseball and

mixed martial arts.

Sunday - Family Night 6-9 p.m.

Kid‘s meal half price with purchase

of adult meal.

Monday - Poker

Bring your friends for a

fun night of no-limit Texas

Hold’em. Starts at 8 p.m.

Tuesday - 2-4-1 Beer

8-10 p.m.

Wednesday - closed

Thursday - Ladies Night

with half-priced drinks from 8

p.m. to midnight.

Friday & Saturday - Karaoke

Come out to sing karaoke to

your favorite tunes with DJ

MicLovin every Friday from 9

p.m. - 2 a.m.

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WARRIOR ZONE – BOSS – NICKS PLACE AT SHOOTERS

INFORMATION FOR DRIVERS

AFTER A TRAFFIC ACCIDENT

There are different laws in

every country on Earth. That

makes it essential for you

to familiarize yourself with

the laws of the land in which

you are driving your vehicle

in order to protect your

rights. Legislation in Germany

offers many advantages for

motorists.

Any motorist in Germany

whose car has been damaged

by another road user is free

as a matter of principle to

appoint an expert of his choice

to assess the damage to his

vehicle.

Preserving all the evidence

of the extent of damage and

the size of a claim in this way

ensures that the injured party

receives the full amount of

damages owing to him. As a

rule, if selling a repaired car

that has been involved in an

accident, there is a duty to

disclose this fact. A damage

report, which is free of charge

to the injured party, can be

used to give a prospective

purchaser information about

the exact extent of damage.

The market value of a vehicle

is reduced in the event of a

traffi c accident and ensuing

repairs. This decrease in value

is not normally quantifi ed until

a report is completed. The

owner of the damaged vehicle

is paid for this decrease in

value by the insurer of the

other party. The insurer of

the person who caused the

damage must be provided

with proof of these costs in a

report.

The injured party is free to

have the repair costs refunded

by the other party on the basis

of a damage report submitted

by him (notional invoice) or to

arrange for the repairs to be

carried out, in which case the

garage claims the repair costs

directly from the insurer of

the other party and the injured

party does not have to pay in

advance. You have the right

here to have the vehicle fi xed

at a garage of your choice.

If you need a hire car, you are

allowed a replacement vehicle

free of charge. Should you

not require a hire car, you

can apply for compensation

for loss of use; this is also

quantifi ed in a report.

Always be skeptical if the

other party’s liability insurance

offers to handle the entire

claim for you. With this type

of claims control, there is a

high risk that the claim will not

be adjusted in your interest

but as the insurer sees fi t.

Your independent advisers

(lawyers and vehicle experts)

are often excluded by this

so-called claims management,

to your ultimate disadvantage.

The injured party can also

appoint a trusted lawyer to

enforce claims. The costs

thus incurred must likewise

be borne by the insurer

of the person who caused

the accident. Exercise your

statutory rights in your own

interests and in the interests

of your wallet. Be sure to seek

a full settlement of your claim

rather than a rapid one.

Independent claims handlers

are available to give you

personal advice on all technical

matters free of charge.

by Armin Heinz

AUTOMOTIVE CLAIMS ADJUSTER SERVICE

Auto Claims Handling, Management & Assessment

Get in touch with us for:

Offering personal

advice concerning

all automotive

issues!

www.IhreGUTACHTER.de

Your information portal for all your automotive assessment needs.

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BOWLING

Striker‘s Bowling Center in Baumholder

Bldg. 8105, Smith Barracks

Monday-Thursday

11:30 a.m.-10 p.m.

Friday-Saturday 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m.

Sunday and Federal Holidays

1 p.m.-9 p.m.

06783-6-6569 or DSN 485-6569

Strike Zone Snack Bar

Bldg. 8105 Smith Barracks

Monday-Thursday 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m.

Friday-Saturday 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m.

Sunday and Federal Holidays

1 p.m.-8 p.m.

Birthday Party Program

Take the stress out of planning

your next birthday party.

$13.95 pp includes themed

plates, cups, cutlery, napkins,

curling ribbon and balloons,

2 slices of pizza and drinks,

2 hours of unlimited bowling

with shoe rental and bowling

coupon for each guest. For

your convenience, set up is

done by the Bowling Center

staff.

View package at www.baumholder.army.mil/sites/local/

bowling.asp. Check out our

catalog on www.baumholder.

army.mil, click on “MWR,”

then “bowling,” and look

to the right column for the

downloadable party packet.

Visit or call Strikers to fi nd out

more at (06783) 6-6569

or mil 485-6569.

Tournaments

Striker’s offers just-for-fun

tournaments throughout the

year. Check with Striker’s or

go to their website for more

information.

Adult Volunteers needed for

Young American Bowling Alliance

The USBC sanctioned youth

league is for children 18 and

under. Youth can participate

in the Pepsi-Cola Youth Bowling

Championships to earn

awards and patches.

The Young American Bowling

Alliance, YABA, is looking for

children (ages 6 and up) and

adult volunteers to run their

program. If you or your child

wants to get involved with a

cool sport that anyone can

play, give bowling a try. The

cost to join will be determined

once the league has been

established. Join USBC Youth

bowling today.

Retro Bowl

Join us every Tuesday at 4

p.m. Enjoy prices from the

past. Retro Bowl lets you have

fun for 50 cents per game of

Photo of Striker’s Bowling Center

winner by Sharon Parker

bowling and 50 cents for shoe

rental. You won’t be able to

have this much fun anywhere

else for these prices,so let

Striker’s be your place to be

entertained every Tuesday.

Party Time Bowling

Every Saturday night, we turn

off the lights and turn up the

fun beginning at 8 p.m. Check

out our new Light and Sound

system, along with our GIANT

TV screens on each lane.

Listen to your favorite songs

or watch your favorite movie

while enjoying great food at

our Strike Zone Snack Bar

every Saturday night.

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• We buy from businesses and private households

• Daily top prices for small quantities upon delivery

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Low-priced remaining stock sale

of tools and small appliances

Monday to Friday

From 8.00 am to 12.00 noon and from 1.00 am to 5.00 pm

Josef Keller GmbH

55779 Heimbach/Nahe, Hauptstraße 57–59

www.schrott-keller.de

Holiday Cottage in Saxon Switzerland

4 km to the Ragiswalde ski region

30 km to Dresden

170 km to Prague

• up to 7 people

• 140 m 2

• 3 doubles

• 1 children’s room

• 2 bathrooms

• 1 guest bathroom

price: 150 e/day

departure cleaning: 100 e

Please speak with Monika Heidrich under

01 51/ 12 03 97 20 if you’re interested.

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GOLF

Golf at Rolling Hills

stay active all year-round

Summer Weekdays - 12 pm to 8 pm, weekends/holidays- 9am to 8 pm.

(Hours will increase/decrease with the season)

Upper Wetzel Kaserne, Bldg 8888, near the swimming pool. 485-7299 or+49-0-6783-6-7299

Rolling Hills is a 9-hole golf

course, with practice green,

driving range, pro shop, and

club house. A variety of golfi ng

opportunities exist including

normal open play, tournaments

with different types of

styles of play, and instruction

for children to adults. The

course is open March through

November and is closed

December through February.

The course is available to anyone,

age 6 and up. Children,

16 and under, must have adult

supervision.

Driving Range

Practice facilities are state

of the art with a full practice

green for improving putting

skills and a driving range with

open air and covered stations,

two teaching booths and a

sand bunker. Tokens for the

driving range are available

for purchase at the pro shop

during normal operating hours.

Retail Sales:

The pro shop carries an assortment

of golfi ng products,

by some of the game’s biggest

names in clubs, balls, shoes,

gloves, clothing and accessories.

If they don’t have what

you want in stock, the pros

at the shop will be happy to

special order it for you at no

extra cost.

Club house:

The club house seats up to

60 people. The party room

is available for $75 for small

functions of up to 60

people; great for retirement

or hail and farewells.

Tournaments and Instruction:

The tournament schedule

is varied, with normally two

tournaments per month. One

is usually American sponsored

and the other is German couse

club sponsored.

Men’s/Ladies Days are typically

held on Wednesday and

usually start in May and end

sometime in November, depending

on the weather.

Non-members need to pay

greens fees for all events. The

deadline for tournament signup

is noon of the last working

day before the tournament,

unless announced differently.

To complete tournament

registration, the player must

pay for the event in advance.

Keep in mind that persons

who sign up for a tournament

and just do not show up will

not receive a refund.

The golf course is open for public

play 15 minutes after the

last group tees off in events

requiring tee times. The golf

course will open for public

play 15 minutes after the last

group passes the fi rst tee in

shotgun start tournaments.

Entry fees:

Rolling Hills sponsored events

are generally $35 for members

and $40 for non-members,

(except Club Champs. which

is $60 for members and $75

for non-members). German

co-use club sponsored tournaments

are 22 Euros.

Thursday Night Scramble, every

Thursday night during the

playing season is a 9 hole

scramble. Teams are picked

by drawing and the sign up

deadline is 5:45 pm. Entry fee

is $15.

Kids Saturday golf clinics are

held one Saturday each month

from April through November

(weather dependent). Clinic

cost is $5 per visit. The entry

fee includes clubs, balls, and

the lesson. The Spring Ladies

Clinic is 3 sessions of golf instruction

culminating in a 9 hole

mini tournament on the last

day for the cost of $50. Golf

balls and clubs provided.

All tournaments and instructions

clinics are open to everyone

with the exceptions of the

club championships (American

and German) and the German

league play once a year.

Note:

Prices and times are subject

to change. Please call for any

information and to make teetimes.

Photo by David Delisio.

15


SPORTS

Sports Offi ce: Making it fun to stay in shape

Hours: Hall of Champions; Monday – Fri 0530-2100; Sat, Sun and holidays

(federal and training) 0900 – 1700

Mountaineer: Monday – Fri 0530-1900; closed on weekends

Hall of Champions 8105 Museum Strasse on Smith barracks

Mountaineer 8220 Infantry Avenue on Smith Barracks

Phone 485-303/7418/71766671/ or +49-0-6783-6-6303/7418/71766671,

Aquatics: 485-7093 or +49-0-6783-6-7093

8897 Upper Wetzel, next to Rolling Hills Golf Course

FREE Fitness Orientations

Schedule an appointment at

your convenience to learn

all about what programs and

equipment are available. The

program is available for participants

18 years of age or older.

Sign up at Hall of Champions

Sports Offi ce Mon. through

Fri. 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The Hall of Champions

Fitness Center

features a newly

renovated fl oor.

Photo courtesy af

Baumholder Physical

Fitness Center, and

Family and MWR

staff member Bernd

Kurth.

16

Try classes such as Aikido, Vinyasa

Flow, Morning Spin, Evening Spin,

Tone, Lift and Clinch, Power Yoga,

Ballet and Body Sculpt

All fitness levels are welcome

to attend. Classes are $4 per

class or you may buy a pack of

10 tickets for $30.

Does the prospect of being

strapped to an agonizing medieval

torture device sound preferable

to a spending an hour in a spin

class? It is time to conquer

your fear of Spin. Our spin

instructor is here to soothe

your misconceptions and

shed some light on one of the

best, most maligned forms

of exercise. Indoor cycling is

accessible to exercisers of all

levels. Stop at Mountaineer

Fitness Center for a fabulous

spin class while tightening your

body and brightening your day.

Check out the TRX Suspension

Training System at the Physical

Fitness Center.

TRX is suggested as a rehabilitation

tool as well as a

program for hardcore athletic

training. To use the equipment,

show your ID card to

the front desk of the Hall of

Champions or Mountaineer

Fitness Center; and the staff

will provide you with the TRX

System, an exercise guide and

a brief TRX orientation. TRX

training combines strength

training and cardio using the

participants own body weight.

User can effortlessly control

the resistance and level of

diffi culty by simply shifting the

position of their body.

Reserve a sporting facility venue

such as Minnick Field, Soldier

Park, Hall of Champions Floor, or

the Mountaineer Fitness Center

Combative Room for a unit

function. All you have to do

is contact the Baumholder

Sports Offi ce. You must submit

a memorandum requesting

use. All reservations are on a

fi rst come, fi rst-served basis,

so remember to submit early.

Sporting amenities include a

family room equipped with

televisions and DVD player

(for parents with small children),

sauna’s, dressing rooms,

free fi tness classes (as per

schedule) and wide screen

televisions in cardio workout

area

The Baumholder Fitness

Centers host various events

throughout the year such as

the IMCOM Offi cials Clinic,

where interested participants

may train to become a qualifi

ed sports offi cial. The course

is free and once completed,

offi cials may be paid for of-


SPORTS

group sports

fi tness classes

weight training

Photos of Soldiers and civilians enjoying various activities

offered by the Baumholder Fitness Centers.

Photos courtesy af Baumholder Physical Fitness Center,

and Family and MWR staff member Bernd Kurth.

ficiating games. For additional

information call the Baumholder

Sports Offi ce at 485-

6671/7176.

Monthly community runs

Join us for the Breast Cancer

Awareness 5K Run, Turkey

Trot, Jingle Bell Jog, St. Patrick’s

Day Run, Army 10-Miler,

Army Birthday, Memorial Day

and Independence Day runs.

The Self-Defense Workout

This class is held at Mountaineer

Fitness Center and is

currently offered for free. This

class helps students develop

self-defense skills in a noncontact

workout.

Yoga classes are taught at the

Mountaineer Fitness Center and are

free on certain days

This full body strength and

fl exibility training challenges

and relaxes your muscles,

mind and spirit. The Sculpt &

Tone/Body Sculpting class is

held at the Mountaineer Fitness

Center and is currently

offered for free. This functional

fi tness program helps

strengthen the body.

Zumba dance is an exciting and

effective fusion of international

Latin dance and cardio as a

workout. The class is offered

for $4 per session or participants

may purchase advance

tickets in bulk for $30 for a

pack of ten.

Note: this class will be offered as

soon as we fi ll the instructor slot.

Adult Ballet currently costs

$85/month. Get a great workout

while polishing your poise,

posture and confi dence.

NOTE: Price and availability

of classes subject to change on

all programs and offerings.

Physiotherapy and Osteopathy

Detlef Müller







spinal specialist

medical and wellness treatment

visceral therapy

manual therapy

lymphdrainage

children and baby‘s treatments

Hauptstraße 15 · 55765 Birkenfeld

Telefon 0 67 82/4 03 43

physio.d.mueller@googlemail.com

17


OUTDOOR RECREATION

cycle, swim, dive, shoot, ski, tour, fi sh

See the world, an adventure at a time

SCUBA & sky diving, camping, shooting, fi shing, biking, kayaking, snowboarding...

Outdoor Recreation

Bldg. 8167,

Smith Barracks,

Closed Wednesday

Open all other days

9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Call (06783) 6-7182 or

485-7182/6345/6202.

Have a hankering to see the

city of lights? Take a trip to

Paris with ODR. Perhaps you

want to get your hands on a

famous German hand-crafted

clock from the Black Forest

while on your European

tour? Whether it is shopping,

culture or sights you want to

see, ODR has the trip for you.

During the harvest season, try

a wine or beer fest. ODR has

trips to Oktoberfest and other

seasonal fests such as the Trier

Bread and Circus, Keukenhof

Tulip, Mosel Wine and many

Medieval Market festivals.

In the summer ODR goes

to some of the most famous

amusement parks in Europe

such as Euro Disney, Movie

World, Leogland and Europa

Park. ODR will even take

folks to concerts and conventions

such as the Saarbrucken

Tattoo convention or the auto

show in Frankfurt if a minimum

amount of paid sign-ups

are available to make each trip

a go. Call ODR for details on

the exact number of folks needed

for each trip since each

trip depends on the size of the

bus and duration of the trip.

Besides one day and weekend

trips, ODR also arranges

longer trips for those interested

in visiting other countries.

Participants may go to the

beach, diving or tour various

locations to learn more about

the culture. In recent years,

trips to Malta and Croatia

have been very popular. For

instance the trip to Pula, Croatia

offers access to visit the

national park of Brijuni nearby

where there is a safari park, a

Byzantine castrum and a Roman

residential villa in Verige

Bay. Pula has great diving opportunities

that include sunken

Roman galleys and WW1I submarines.

There is an aquarium

inside the one hundred and

eighteen-year old Austro-Hungarian

fortress where visitors

have direct contact with fi sh in

an open tank.

The Malta trip offers divers

some of the best of the Mediterrenian.

For non-divers,

there is the island of Gozo,

one of the oldest religous sites

in the world once known as

Gantija. Boat tours are available

to three islands for waterfront

dining. Other must-see

attractions on Gozo are the

Blue Hole and Inland Sea.

Note: prices and times subject

to change. Contact ODR/

Rod and Gun Club for the

most recent pricing and dates

available.

ODR Mountain Bike Program

has Cannondale full suspension

mountain bikes available

to rent for $20 per day. Take

them out and give them a spin.

Baumholder offers beginner to

expert level local trail rides,

guided trips and self guided

tours. Don’t miss out on the

awesome trails from level one

to three (easy rides, technical

and advanced).

Guided trips are available to

the Pfalzerwald (about 1.5

hours from Baumholder near

Landau) offering 15-70 km of

epic single-track bike trails.

ODR needs groups of 8 to

make the trips a go. The group

may be split into ability levels

to ride the course. 40 Rental

Bikes are available.

Get back to nature; go camping

The Family and MWR campground

is located fi ve minutes

from main post on Upper

Wetzel near Rolling Hills Golf

Course. The Campground

is available for rent all year

round. ODR has 40 RV Sites

available at $10 per day and

three group sites for up to

100 people available at $35

per day. RV and group sites

include fi re pits and grills. The

campground area and next to

driving range; cost is $30.

The campground can handle

large groups and is open year

round. Reservations made

earlier are best since the best

sites for the summer are reserved

months in advance.

. Available on a fi rst-come,

fi rst-served basis.

ODR High ropes course

and team building program

The program costs $45 per

person; minimum of eight people

required for program.

Fishing pond

ODR has access to a pond

stocked with Rainbow Trout

(pan size and up) just fi ve

minutes from main post. Customers

do not need a license

to fi sh in our pond, but will

need a permit. Coordination

for a permit to fi sh for the day

is available through ODR for

$15 for a three-fi sh limit, $25

for a fi ve-fish limit. If a person

is caught fi shing without the

required permit, they could be

fi ned by the German government.

Group rates vary with

size/amount of time fi shed.

Trap and Skeet Range

30rd trap $6

15rd skeet $3

30rd skeet $6

25rd rolling rabbit $6

15rd rolling rabbit $3

Range hours are from 1000-

1500 hours, every day of the

week except Wednesday.

Open year round. Must have

range safety class before use.

Class offered at ODR range.

Guns cost is $5. No reservations

taken. Available on a

fi rst-come, fi rst-served basis.

Paintball fi eld

If you have your own equipment,

fi eld usage fee is $10

per person, per day.

If you need equipment, the

fi eld usage and equipment

checkout fee is $20 per person,

per day.

Special rates of $10 per person,

per day are available for

unit training time. The paintball

fi eld is open all year.

Hours of operation: 1000-

1700 hrs. Max number of

participants per session or day

is 100. Group reservations

are only taken on weekdays.

Reserve at least one week in

advance.

Archery

The archery range is located

near the Trap and Skeet

range. Children under the age

of 18 must be accompanied

by an adult, and are allowed

to practice only under adult

supervision. Individuals must

reserve a time for instruction

on how to safely use the

equipment, and then will be

given access to the range.

Instructors may also show

students how to make their

own bow. Interested participants

may make a reservation

to purchase the kits and then

build the bows. These bows

are usually traditional native

American style bows. The

instructor will show students

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OUTDOOR RECREATION

how to make lines, fl etching,

arrows and all the parts

students need to make a bow

that would have been typically

used in the 1600s.

Learn how to fi sh

Learn the skill of fly-fishing

from a certifi ed German

fi shing guide with a one day

Rod and Gun Club introduction

course. Tackle and day

pass are included. Course

requires an eight-person minimum

to make the course a

go. ODR also offers intensive

three-day courses.

Fly fi shing

Weekend seminars to learn

the art of fl y fi shing are

scheduled depending on the

season. Individuals learn fl y

tying and casting. The seminar

is free. Afterwards, students

are able to attend a fi shing day

(cost is 20 Euros per person)

and is held at the Forellehof in

Berfi nk, Germany.

German Hunting Course

This eight-week German

hunting course is offered over

weekends, and twice per

week, for $150 per person.

Attendees will become a

licensed hunter in Germany

with all weapon privileges. The

hunting license costs extra

(approximately 186 Euros).

Hunting insurance costs about

120 Euros and is good for

three years. A minimum of 15

people is required.

Skydiving

Bitberg Aeroclub takes Value

Added Tax forms and ODR

will assist with getting you into

the sport. The club member

instructors speak English and

offer static line and accelerated

freefall.

Canoeing and Kayaking

Trips can be done by reservation.

Germany usually has class

on water so many folks who

are interested in a relaxing

day trip will be interested in

trying kayaking for a fun family

trip. Patrons may rent vests,

paddles, canoes, helmets and

kayaks to take out on their

own, or schedule a trip with a

minimum of eight participants

through ODR.

Austria Adventrue trips are offered

over long weekends where

individuals will experience

class three water ways and will

have to pass a swimming test.

Cost for the trip is about 350

Euro per person.

Beach or mountain, imagine yourself here enjoying the best tha tEurope has to offer.

Make your experience hassle-free by joining Outdoor Recreation on one of their

fabulous destinations. Photos courtesy Baumholder ODR and the marketing offi ce.

SCUBA Certifi cation

Course price is $395 and

online course work can be

completed for free before

completing the open water

diving. Diving consists of two

weekends and fi ve open-water

dives at Kronau Lake. Scheduling

is fl exible and weekends

don’t have to be consecutive.

All equipment is supplied.

Students are encouraged to

purchase mask, fi ns and snorkel.

Dive center also offers

all necessary equipment for

purchase at a discounted price

for new students. ODR also

offers advanced SSI courses

through instructor level 3.

Ski and snowboard equipment

Adults can be outfi tted with

gear for as low as $18 per

day. Patrons who are really

into gear may want to try the

upgraded demo ski package

with high-end gear, featuring

this year’s K-2 Crossfi re name

brand retailing for about

$1,000 per pair. These parabolic

skis, along with boots and

poles, rents for $36 per day

and is a smart move for folks

who would like to test out the

expensive stuff before plopping

down a wad of cash.

Outdoor Rec can take the

hassle out of planning your ski

trip. If you sign up for a trip,

you will not have to worry

about fi nding the lifts, booking

a hotel or fi guring out the cool

places to enjoy après-ski. The

staff will have all that taken

care of for you. They have

fantastic package ski deals that

offer both value and savings.

Take the opportunity to enjoy

one of our long weekend

trips to Switzerland Austria

to make optimal use of the

federal holiday schedule. Call

ODR for a list of trips.

Day trips to the Black Forest

are offered on selected Saturdays

during ski season and are

great for those wanting to get

into the sport.

19


OUTSIDE THE GATE

290 million years of history, medieval markets, museums & fi ne dining

Photo of Thalichtenberg Castle (left) by Alice Verberne and center & right) Chris Laurion.

Thalichtenberg Castle

by Sarah Redicker

Burg Lichtenberg is a castle

surrounded by the beautiful

landscape in the Pfaelzer mountain

area. Because of its location on

top of a mountain, the fi rst thing

you will notice is the beautiful

view. Just as good as the view is

the restaurant, the convenience

of a youth hostel, an interesting

church and no less than three

museums.

Burg Lichtenberg loosely translates

to light fi lled mountain. The

castle was dubbed this because

the area was cleared of trees

which allowed more light to fall

onto the mountain on which it

was built.

Lichtenberg Castle was built

around 1200 AD by the Earls von

Veldenz. But there was a hitch: the

problem was that the earls did

not get permission to build a castle

from the folks who controlled

the area. So, there ensued a fi ght

between the Bishops of Reims

(who technically controlled the

area) and the Earls of Veldenz who

were supposed to protect the

area but not take it over.

One of the fi rst documents

mentioning the castle is from the

bishops asking the earls to tear

down the construction. Lucky for

us, the earls ignored the bishop.

Even though we have evidence

that folks were interested in

fi ghting over the property, Burg

Lichtenberg was not a terribly important

castle and few folks lived

in it. Even the owners (the Veldenz

family) preferred to live in their

comfortable city castle, and used

the Burg Lichtenberg only for

hunting parties or special events

to entertain guests.

In a way, we are lucky that nobody

really cared about the property

because what makes Lichtenberg

Castle so valuable and beautiful

today, is that it was never fought

over or destroyed in wars. The

only damages were caused by a

fi re in 1799. Today the rebuilt area

of the castle is one of the largest

preserved castles in Germany

with a length of about 1395 feet.

It is free to enter, but those interested

in history of the area may book

a tour in English in advance or join

one of the regularly scheduled ones

every Sunday and holiday at 3 p.m.

(in German). The tour costs 26

Euro per group to tour the castle,

46 Euro plus entry fee for one

museum or 62 Euro for a combined

ticket for both museums.

Every fi rst Saturday of the month

is reserved for civil and religious

wedding ceremonies. Book early,

since this is a popular venue by

contacting the Standesamt in Kusel

under the number 06381-9180 for

civil ceremonies and for a religious

ceremony (in the old castle church),

contact 06381-1513.

The castle is an excellent venue

for other entertainment options

by renting the castle restaurant.

The restaurant, located within

the castle walls, has space for 140

people with two separate rooms.

To book, contact the restaurant

at 06381-2633. It is closed

Mondays. If you need more space

for your guests it is possible rent

the Zehntscheune (where the

Naturkunde and Musikantenland

museums are located).

Want to learn more about the

area? Visit the three museums.

The fi rst and smallest is the

Natur kunde Museum where you

can learn about the local fl ora

and fauna. If you walk further

up the stairs you will fi nd the

Musikanten land-Museum. Here

you can fi nd out about the famous

musi cians this area generated and

then streamed out all over the

world in the time between 1850

and WWI. Many of these musicians

also immigrated to America.

One of the most important

musicians from this time was

Georg Drumm. His most famous

composition is “Hail America”

from the year 1917. Since 1950

this composition is played at the

inaugurations of new American

presidents, so this year when we

get a new president, listen closely.

The third Museum is the Geoskop.

It mainly explains what this area

looked like around 290 million years

ago, back in the Rotliegen age.

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RHEINLANDER

Why did they put a geological

museum on the castle compound?

Because Burg Lichtenberg is

located right in the middle of

the biggest Rotliegen area in

Europe, therefore, this museum

is centered in the middle of the

area where all its exhibitions were

found.

One of the more interesting facets

of the museum is that it compares

ancient plants with their modernday

“children” by showing which

plants and animals still exist today

that existed 290 million years ago.

A great example is the Axolotl

(a strange looking water animal

resembling a newt still found in

Mexico today). The name Axolotl

is an Aztec combination of the

word ‚atl‘ (water) and ‚Xolotl‘,

deity. So, loosely translated, axolotl

means „water monster“.

The Axolotl is about as long as

a Barbie doll and lives in water

holes in semi arid regions of

Mexico (so watch where you

step). Don’t worry about stepping

on a live one at the Geoskop,

you will fi nd them in an aquarium

next to the fossilized skeleton of

one of their ancestors from 290

years ago. The “grandpa” version

is little bit bigger than ones still in

existance today. Also they show

you examples of existing plants

alongside fossilized version of

the same plants from the past.

Another highlight of the museum

is the ten foot long sweet water

shark fossil. The sharks look a

bit strange, although classifi ed as

sharks they resemble crocodiles.

The animals used to swim just

outside the castle in an area that

was about 62 miles long and 25

miles wide. The biggest one in

the museum is called the white

shark because the skeleton is

white.

You may also view the preparation

room to see how the staff

works on the fossils.

The Geoskop is open from 1

April-31.October 10-5 p.m. and

from 1 November- 31 March

from 2-5 p.m. It costs 2.60 Euro

for adults and 2.10 for students.

You can also buy a family ticket

for 6.10 Euro. The Museum is

accessible for those using a

wheelchair with entries and

bathroom facilities to accommodate.

Guided tours are available.

After a long day of cultural and

culinary experiences, you may

want to stay in Burg Lichtenberg

overnight (remember, don’t drink

and drive). With some planning

you may be able to get a room in

youth hostel located within the

castle compound. The rooms and

facilities are very clean and the

staff is amazing. The hostel has 106

rooms with a variation of beds

per room. Each room is equipped

with a shower and toilette. The

hostel has a bistro, café, snack area

and children’s play corner. Prices

include breakfast and start at 21

Euro per adult and 10.50 Euro per

child. The youth hostel is opened

year round except Christmas day;

to book, call 06381-2632.

Situated in the lovely Westrich region

Family Edinger

55774 Baumholder/Westrich

Phone: 06783/2219

Fax: 06783/188701

There are a lot of events at Burg

Lichtenberg. The most interesting

are the middle age market at the

end of June and the medieval

Christmas market at the beginning

of December. Check the web for a

complete listing of events (in German)

at www.pfaelzerbergland.de.

Need more info? Contact 06381-

8429 or email burg-lichtenberg@

kv-kus.de.

Or contact the tourist information

Kuseler Musikantenland

Trierstr.41 66869 Kusel Phone:

06381-424270..

Booking is required

• German cuisine

• Adjoining room available

for parties

Only 1 km away from the

Center of Baumholder

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ART CENTER

framing, retail, plaques, balloons, art and crafting classes

Baumholder Creative Arts Center

Craft Retail Store

Get all your crafting supplies at

the Baumholder Creative Arts

Center. We carry items for

scrapbooking, fine arts, crochet

and knitting, sewing, general

crafts and cake decorating.

Professional Framing

Get stunning results at a

reasonable price with the

Baumholder Creative Art

Center. Whether you have

paintings, prints or military

art, they will advise and assist

with making your treasure a

true work of art such as fi ne

art. Projects are priced upon

design, size, frame and mat

selection. Hours of operation

are Tuesday - Friday 11 a.m.

- 6 p.m. Call mil 485-6634 or

(06783)-6-6634 to set up an

appointment.

Plaque Shop

Need plaques for saying

farewell to a colleague, a unit

award to commend excellence

or athletic achievement?

Plaques are perfect for military

awards and farewell gifts.

Customized plating for any occasion

is also available. Plaques

range in size and are priced

based on design, size, and

material selection. For a price

quote, bring your require-

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Creative Arts Center

Bldg. 8104,

Smith Kaserne, Baumholder

Tu-F, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Sa, Noon-5 p.m.

Closed Sundays and US Holidays

Retail Store:

06783-6-6687 or DSN 485-6687

Frame/Plaque Shop:

06783-6-6634 or DSN 485-6634

For more information email

usarmy.baumholder.imcom-fmwrc.

list.arts-center@mail.mil

ments to the plaque shop and

we’ll help you design your

customized layout. Projects

are usually available within two

weeks, but customers may

also request a 48-hour service

for an extra charge. Call the

Creative Arts Center Plaque

Shop at mil 485-6634 or civ

(06783)-6-6634.

Balloon Center

Next time you need balloons

for your party, remember that

we have both Mylar, latex and

new bubble balloons in a wide

variety of shapes and colors.

Balloon delivery is available

anywhere on post in Baumholder.

Stop by

the Creative

Arts Center

and place your

order. A $5 delivery

charge will

apply to each

order. For more

information, call

DSN 485-6687

or 06783-6-

6687.

Knitting (Beginners or Advanced)

Learn: how to “cast-on” (to

begin a project), two basic

knitting stitches, the importance

of gauge, fi xing mistakes,

and binding-off (to fi nish a

The Creative Arts

Center is looking for

instructors to teach

a variety of classes,

such as cake decorating,

painting, drawing,

sewing, pottery and

quilting.

For more information about any of

our services or classes, visit us at

our Facebook page at Baumholder

Arts and Crafts or visit our blog

at www.baumholderartsandcrafts.

wordpress.com.

project). Designed for beginner

knitters, but all are welcome.

Only $10 per person;

ask about our group discounts.

For dates and times, call DSN

485-6687 or 06783-6-6687.

Crochet (Beginners or Advanced)

Learn the simple and rewarding

craft of crochet, a process

of creating fabric from yarn by

looping it through a crochet

hook. Advanced crochet

will teach more complicated

stitches and techniques. Cost

is $10 per person for each

class. Most course materials

are provided by the instructor;

chiefl y for beginners. For dates

and times, call

DSN 485-6687

or 06783-6-

6687.

Decoupage Dazzle

See how easy

it can be to

decorate your

cherished items

using the art

of decoupage,

a craft dating

from 17th century Venice.

You too can learn this art of

decorating an object by gluing

paper cutouts onto it in combination

with special paint effects.

Cost is $10 per person,

Photos from left to right: Painting by Ryder

Matthews, students design art project

at Creative Art Center, submission into

the annual Spring Arts Festival.. Photos

courtesy the Creative Art Center.

Classes are subject to change

or cancellation.

Contact us for details on our

cancellation policy.

Sign-up deadline for all classes

is the day before class starts,

unless otherwise noted in the

description.

Take advantage of our discount

policies on selected

classes. Buddy Discount: Bring

a friend and both receive a

25% discount. Group Discount:

Groups of 4 or more receive a

50% discount on entire cost.

most materials are provided

by the instructor. Students are

encouraged to bring a small

object they would like decoupage.

For dates and times, call

mil 485-6687 or 06783-6-

6687.

Would you like to share your

unique skills and knowledge with

the community?

The Creative Arts Center is

now looking for instructors to

teach a variety of classes, such

as cake decorating, painting,

drawing, sewing, pottery and

quilting. Come by Bldg. 8104

to inquire about teaching your

craft.


RHEINLANDER COMMUNITY CLUB

Book your next party in the historic Rheinland

by Dani Jackson

Having a party in government

housing can get quite crowded,

not to mention, no one

likes cleaning up. So where can

you go that has enough space

to accommodate hungry, energetic

children or adults that

are ready to have a good time?

You guessed it—The Rheinlander

Community Club.

Sure, this location is ideal

for community information

briefi ngs and hail and farewells,

but did you know that you can

also rent out some of their

rooms? If you are having a huge

party, you can even rent the

entire building for only $300 per

function.

“People come in and want

to rent a room for birthday

parties, balls or a sit down dinner,

the Rheinlander remains

a popular place because it’s

the largest building in Baumholder”

says Bill Gromowski,

manager of the facility.

So exactly who is allowed to rent

a room in the Rheinlander Community

Club? Like most military

venues, booking a room in the

Rheinlander is available for all

military and US ID cardholders.

Non ID cardholders can

also attend activities as guests

of authorized patrons. All

that is required for those that

cannot access Smiths Barracks

is that they submit pertinent

information

through the

host to the

Rheinlander

reservations

clerk four to

fi ve days in

advance in order

to prepare

and submit an

access roster to allow for the

period of the event.

According to Gromowski,

booking the Rheinlander isn’t

as diffi cult as one might think.

“People can call and make a

reservation and I check if the

date and room they want is

available. At some point they

will need to come in so they

can have a look at the room

and sign the agreement.” After

an agreement is made, the

customer will need to schedule

a date to meet with the

concessionaire to agree to a

menu, prices and terms. Until

the contract is signed and

fi nalized, reservations are held

on a tentative

status. “If

people are

booking a

unit function,

it must be

noted on

the contract.

Once

the rental

agreement is signed the

customer has up to 72 hours

prior to the event to change

the contract” says Gromowski.

All dues and fees are due

48 hours before the event.

The customer may also pay in

advance if they so choose.

If you are having a huge

party, you can even rent

the entire building for only

$300 per function.

The services that the Rheinlander

offers don’t stop there. In

addition to renting out their

rooms, the Rheinlander also

provides catering through their

contractor, Siggi Zimmer. Starting

at $6 per person, you can

get a fi nger food buffet that

includes some of the basics

like meat balls, chicken wings,

wraps, egg rolls and a vegetable

or fruit platter. “The fi nger

food buffet is very popular

with promotion ceremonies,”

says Zimmer. If you choose to

go with a traditional buffet, the

price starts at $11 per person

which includes 3 meats, 5 side

dishes, bread, a salad bar and

dessert.

All food options and pricing include

coffee & tea as well as the set

up and clean up fee.

In case you are already

thinking of booking your next

party at the Rheinlander, please

be advised that no outside

food or drink are allowed due

to the fact that the Rhein-

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Hail/farewell, parties, balls, lunch/dinner, room rental, catering, unit functions, meetings, fl ea markets

er Community Club

lander is a Family and MWR

facility, however, exceptions

are made for special occasion

cakes.

In addition to catering services,

if you need entertainment,

a house DJ is also available.

The Rheinlander booking allows

for patrons to also book

a different band or DJ at their

descretion.

Not the decorating type?

You can also have decorations

put up for an extra $1 per

person. (All above agreements

and prices are subject to

change until finalized and refl

ected on an offi cial party contract

by the concessionaire).

If you’re not looking to rent

out space, swing by for some

of the Rheinlander’s on-going

brunches and themed dinners.

According to Gromowski. “All

of our holiday or themed events

are usually ongoing—events such

as Valentine’s day dinner, Easter

and Mother’s day brunches just to

name a few.

To book your party at the

Rheinlander, call at mil 485-

7507 or CIV 06783-6-7507

The Rheinlander is located

on Smith Barracks building

8085 (across from the CMR

Building).

Photos from left to right:

The Rheinlander Ball Room during the Holiday

Tree Lighting Event, center photos of guests enjoying

Oktoberfest at the Rheinlander, right photo

of teh Baumholder Community Spouses Club

during one of the many information fairs offered

to the community in the Rheinlander Ballroom.

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SPECIAL EVENTS, ENTERTAINMENT AND HILLTOP THEATER

broaden your skills, use your talent to win or just come out and be entertained

Baumholder,

Hilltop Theater,

acts, music, magic,

comedy, song and

even horror

audience. Volunteers who wish

to discover the joy of performing

are always welcome.

If you have questions about

volunteering, contact the

Hilltop Theater at CIV (06783)

6-7244 or email hilltoptheater@eur.army.mil.

To order

tickets, or for more information

about performances dates

and times, contact the Creative

Arts Center box offi ce at

CIV (06783) 6-6687 or email

artscenter@eur.army.mil.

Have you ever imagined yourself

under the bright lights of

the stage? Ever dreamed of

hearing the roar of applause

for a job well done? The

Hilltop Community Theater is

open to all ID cardholders and

local nationals. Offering a wide

variety of performances —

mysteries, dramas, comedies,

one-act plays and musicals

- the theater staff works with

a large group of U.S. and German

volunteers to produce

quality English language Community

Theater. Volunteers

are the core of our theater

program; everything from acting

to technical roles necessary

to produce these amazing

performances. The Hilltop

Theater offers folks a chance

to improve their on-the-spot

speaking, skills while strengthening

host nation relations and

providing a way for Americans

stationed in Baumholder to

interact with the community.

Steel Magnolias, Les Mis, It’s a

Wonderful Life, Bat Boy, God

of Carnage… these are just

a few of the fantastic shows

planned for the 2012-2013

theatrical season! Hilltop

Theater is a hive of activity,

hosting not only awardwinning

Broadway plays and

musicals, but Operation: Rising

Star, Baumholder Idol, the

annual Halloween Haunted

House Spectacular and countless

other events! If you’re not

the “on -tage type”, but enjoy

working with and being around

highly creative people, there

are lots of roles to be played,

from running the Box Offi ce,

to painting set designs, creating

lighting and sound effects…

the list goes on.

The theater relies on the

dedication of volunteers who

are willing to commit time

and effort to creating the best

possible experience for the

Baumholder ,

Special Events

Special Events and entertainment

are ongoing throughout

the year in Baumholder.

Comedy shows, bands, musical

acts, magicians, cheerleaders,

puppet shows and children’s

entertainment are just a few

of the acts that came to the

Baumholder Military Community

with the coordination

and efforts of Family and

MWR this year. In addition,

Family and MWR hosts two

annual bazaars each year, one

in the spring and one in the

fall, so that folks may shop for

European style antiques, wine,

paintings, silk and wool carpets,

jewelry, clothing and other

novelty items from all over

Europe without even leaving

the post. The event is usually

held in the Hall of Champions,

bldg 8105 on Smith Barracks.

For details contact the Special

Events Coordinator at 485-

6115 or +49(0)6783-6115.

In past years, Baumholder has

received two long-standing

programs that have now become

highly anticipated events:

Operation Rising Star and the

Soldier Show.

Operation Rising Star is

modeled after the popular

television show American Idol.

The competition is open to

all Active Duty, Reserve, and

National Guard Soldiers for all

branches of service and their

Hilltop Theater 2012-13 SEASON – Community Theater at its best

Little Mermaid

(All youth production)

Auditions-December 3,4

Performances-

March 8,9,10,15,16,17

Bat Boy

(Toppers Entry)

Auditions - November 5, & 6, 2012

Performances in 2013

February 15,16,22,23,24,

March 1,2,3

Les Misérables (reprise) 2013

March 22,23

God of Carnage

(Toppers Entry)

April 5,6,12,13

Murder in the Rheinlander

(Dinner Theater)

June 14,15,21,22

Drama Camp

22 July – 2 August

You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown -

September 20,21,27,28,29

Halloween the UNDERWORLD October

18,19,25,26

The Mouse Trap

December 6,7,13,14,20,21

Evening of One Acts

(Dates to be Determined)

The Hilltop Theater is very excited about our

upcoming season!

The Hilltop Theater staff and volunteers believe

the Hilltop Theater offers some thing for everyone

- no matter your age or skill level. Our goal

is to offer challenging and entertaining shows

for the whole community.

Please join us: Whether you are from Kaiserslautern

or Baumholder, German or American you

are invited to be a part of the Hilltop Theater

and discover the magic!

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HILLTOP THEATER

Photo of Hilltop Theater dramatic play Alice in Wonderland, the Soldier Show and more entertainment offered throughout the year. Photos by Ignacio (Iggy) Rubalcava.

Family members 18 years and

older. Finalists compete locally

and then go onto compete

on the Pentagon Channel.

Last year’s grand prize was an

all-expense-paid trip for two

to Los Angeles, CA, to record

a three-song demo CD. Each

year, prizes are awarded to

the fi rst ($500) through third

($100) place finishers. Audience

members who came out

to support their favorite contestants

at all the local events

had the opportunity to win a

$300 “Spirit Award” given to

the most supportive unit or

Family Readiness Group.

Selection at the installation

level is done through a combination

of audience voting,

scores from a three-judge

panel and audience votes. The

judges’ ratings hold 50 percent

of the participants’ score.

The U.S. Army Soldier Show

is a professionally choreographed,

family-style variety

show featuring performances

spanning Broadway musicals,

to country, gospel, R&B, and

Top 40 songs. Performances

are held on post or in local

community venues. Admission

is always free of charge and is

open to authorized patrons of

Family, Morale, Welfare and

Recreation.

Fissler – company with tradition

Founded in 1845 by Carl Philipp Fissler in Idar-Oberstein,

in the Rhineland-Palatinate, the company can look back

on a success story lasting over 165 years. Today the brand

stands for cooking with pleasure and passion and is one

of the world’s leading brands for high-quality cookware.

Fissler is the authority in German and international kitchens

- everyone thinks of before buying pots, pans, pressure

cookers, roasters, woks, cast iron, knives and kitchen

accessories. Its products „Made in Germany“ are market

in over 70 countries around the world. Fissler is still familyowned

and employs around 780 people. Most of them are

working in the German factories in Idar-Oberstein and

Hoppstädten-Weiersbach. So the company is still a very

important employer in this region. As a special service

Fissler offers cook demonstrations and cook courses in

its visitor center in the city quater Idar. Hobby cooks can

enjoy cooking with high-quality cookware and also their

selfmade meals. In the nearby Fissler shop the wide range

of products is available and promises the right cookware

for all needs and any taste.

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AQUATICS FACILITY

Aquatics Facility

Enjoy the only Army Pool in Germany

at the Family and MWR Aquatics Facility

8897, Upper Wetzel, Rolling Hills Area (Morse Road) phone: 485-7093/6575, CIV 067836-7093/6575

Hours: Tues - Fri 1130-1900; Sat, 1000-1700; closed Sun/Mon, and US holidays Hours subject to change.

Baumholder is home to the

Army’s only aquatics facility

in Germany. For an excellent

cardio, low impact, high

energy workout, or simply to

relax, head over to the swimming

pool and get acquainted

with the staff and facility. The

helpful aquatics professionals

will show you swimming

techniques and the latest

equipment available to get you

in top shape in no time.

Baumholder Aquatics Facility

is a 25 meter, 5 lane pool with

four swimmable lanes. There

are showers available in the

men’s and women’s locker

rooms. The swimming pool is

open to all SOFA ID cardholders

and their family members.

Children 12 and under need to

be accompanied by a parent or

adult guardian. Youth 13 and

over with valid SOFA ID can

use the pool unaccompanied.

(IAW AR 215-1). Also, the

pool is open to LN‘s, contractors,

and others with a valid

installation pass that authorizes

use of MWR facilities.

Guests with no SOFA affi liation

can use the pool as long

as they are accompanied by

a valid SOFA ID cardholder.

There is a nominal guest fee

of $3.00 per guest which will

need to be paid in advance of

the guest using the pool.

Only proper swimming attire

is permitted in the pool. Exceptions

are made for soldiers

during scheduled unit training

in which clean PT shirts and

shorts can be worn. Long hair

must be either pulled into a

pony tail or pig tails, or a swim

cap can be worn. Long hair

is hair that can be pulled back

and held with a hair-elastic.

Please, no bobby pins or metal

clips. Lockers are available for

day use only, however, please

bring your own lock. In addition,

towels and goggles are not

provided.

Training equipment is available

for usage for specifi c types of

swim training. Instructions can

be given by one of the aquatics

professionals if you are

unsure how to use a piece of

equipment. US Coast Guard

approved fl oatation devices

are available for use for infants,

youth, and adults. Pool toys

are also available. Please, do

not bring outside pool toys or

fl otation devices.

Water Aerobics Program

The benefi ts of exercising in

the water include increased

circulation and fl exibility,

improved resting heart rate,

cardiovascular endurance,

muscular strength, muscular

endurance, and balanced muscle

toning. Core stabilization

and balance are also improved.

Other benefi ts include

less stress on joints, reduced

recovery time during exercise,

relaxation, and psychological

well-being. Most important, it

is FUN!!! Class times and days

may vary and are scheduled

seasonally.

Learn-to-Swim Program

Certifi ed American Red Cross

Water Safety Instructors teach

year-round water adjustment

and Learn-to-Swim classes

for young children, ages 12

months to 5 years, youth ages

6 years and up, and adults.

Look for date, time, and level

information, or contact Aquatics

Manager for details.

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Phone: 06331 - 23943-0

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AUTO SKILLS CENTER

Photos courtesy Baumholder Aquatics Facility

Spring Splash and Winter Splash

A seasonal swimming opportunity.

This is a water safety

class with a hands-on educational

session to learn how to

be safe in, on, and around the

water. Water safety lessons

are age appropriate. New participants

are assessed on their

respective swimming level

for future participation in the

Learn-to-Swim Program. For

previous Learn-to-Swim participants,

this is a skill review

and assessment session. No

certifi cation will be awarded.

Look for date, time, and level

information, or contact Aquatics

Manager for details.

Guard Start: Junior Lifeguard Camp

The American Red Cross Junior

Lifeguard Course is offered

for youth ages 11 to 14. The

course provides youth with a

foundation of knowledge, attitudes,

and skills to give them a

better understanding of being

safe in and around the water,

what to do in case of an emergency,

as well as prepare them

for the Lifeguarding Course.

There are lessons in prevention,

fi tness, response, leadership,

and professionalism. This

course is taught usually during

the summer.

Lifeguard Training Course

The American Red Cross

Lifeguard Training Course provides

training for entry-level

lifeguards. Participants learn

skills and knowledge necessary

to help prevent, to recognize,

and to respond to emergencies

and sudden illness. Training

includes CPR and AED for the

Professional Rescuer, First Aid,

and Lifeguarding skills. Call

to get on the waiting list and

receive information for when

course is being offered.

Lifeguard Instructor Course

The American Red Cross

Lifeguard Instructor Course

provides training for individuals

to be able to teach

Lifeguard Training. Call to get

on the waiting list and receive

information on when course is

being offered.

Water Safety Instructor Course

The American Red Cross

Water Safety Instructor

Course provides training for

individuals to become certifi ed

swimming instructors. Learn

how to teach the fundamentals

of learning to swim, how to

breakdown strokes, how to

apply hydrodynamic principles,

and how to adapt teaching

methods for the very young

child, adults, and individuals

with special needs. Call to get

on the waiting list and receive

information on when course is

being offered.

Unit Training and Unit PT

Aquatics Training is offered

for units and covers a gambit

of areas. Types of aquatics

training available: Water

Survival Training (TC 21-21),

Shallow Water Egress Training

(vehicle rollover simulator),

SKED Training (in water victim

retrieval and transport), Combat

Water Survival Testing (instructional

portion available),

and APFT Swim Testing also

available. There are alternate

PT activities from which to

choose, such as Water Aerobics,

Aqua Jogger, Water Exercise,

Circuit Training, Relays,

Fundamental Aquatic Skills,

Swimming Technique, Swimming

Conditioning, Water

Polo, and Inner Tube Water

Polo. Trained instructors are

provided. Allow two to three

weeks advance notice. Please

call for date and time availability.

Reservation required.

Multi-Purpose Room Rental

and Classroom Rental

The Multi-Purpose Room

is a cozy room to hold a

birthday party, baby shower,

get-together, etc. Classroom

space is available for classes,

meetings, trainings, etc. These

rooms can be rented for a nominal

fee. Fees vary per room.

Minimum rental period is two

hours. Set-up and clean-up

time is scheduled in conjunction

with the rental period.

Maximum room capacity is 38

people for the Multi-Purpose

Room, 20 people for the large

classroom, and 10 people for

the small classroom. Please

call for date and time availability.

Reservation required.

Lifeguard Positions

The Baumholder Aquatics

Facility has vacancies for

lifeguard positions. We need

you! Are you ready for the

challenge? Get paid to stay fi t!

Some benefi ts are included.

Additional training opportunities

are available. If you enjoy

swimming and working with

people, why not become a

lifeguard?

Contact the Baumholder

Aquatics Facility for information

on wave-making programs,

courses, classes, activities, etc.

Call 485-7093, CIV 06783-

6-7093, or DSN 485-6575,

CIV 06783-6-6575 for more

information.

We make waves;

make some with us!

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LIBRARY

readings, audio, video, downloads, online services, books, music, movies, magazines

Library: books, video, music, mags, web...

Bldg. 8332 Smith Barracks, Baumholder,

M-Th 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Friday & Saturday 10-5 p.m., Closed Sundays and

U.S. Holidays (06783) 6-1740 or DSN 485-1740

Book Club

Join the free Library Book

Club for individuals 18-years

old and up. The group reads

and discusses a selected book.

Date and time are determined

by the group.

Audio Books,

DVDs, CDs, and Games

The library has an extended

DVD movie collection with a

new addition of classic American

and foreign fi lms.

Audio Books , CDs and Games

are also available to check

out. All material is free of

charge. For more information

call the library at mil 485-1740

or (06783) 6-1740 or visit

Building 8332.

Interlibrary loans

If the library does not have

what you are looking for, you

can request material from

other Army Libraries. For

more information on free interlibrary

loans, call the library

at mil 485-1740 or (06783)

6-1740 or visit Building 8332.

Children’s Story Time

Develop reading and listening

skills for your children at an

early age. Stories are read to

children followed by projects,

crafts, and other social interactions.

Program last approximately

one hour. Story

Time held Tuesdays 4 p.m. and

Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.

On the last Tuesday of every

month, Story Time includes

The Baumholder Library has the largest space available to users compared to any other library facility

in the Army Europe.

English/Spanish stories. Appropriate

for children up to age

fi ve.

Parents must remain with

children. For more information

call the library at mil

485-1740 or (06783) 6-1740

or visit Building 8332

Library Introduction

Become familiar with where

to fi nd material by taking

a tour of the library. Learn

about available resources.

For more information please

call to schedule an appointment

at mil 485-8851, or

(06783) 6-8851

Summer Reading Program

Contact the library for information

on the yearly Summer

Reading Program at mil 485-

8851, or (06783) 6-8851

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The services of our orthodontic practice include:

• Treatment for adolescents

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• Invisible tooth treatment

• Pre-prosthetic orthodontics

• Tooth bleaching

• Mouth guards

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need a number?

PHONE LISTING

Family and MWR phone guide

FMWR FAX: 485-6960 (or 06783-6-6960)

8680 Dragoon Circle, 55774 Baumholder

Director, 8680...........485-1550/7289

Management Assistant, 8680 .... 485-1550

Conference-Room, 8680 ........... 485-7332

Information Services, 8680 ....... 485-6909

Functional Admin, 8680 ............. 485-7444

Marketing, 8680 ........................... 485-6263

BRD – BUSINESS

RECREATION DIVISION

Business Recreation Chief, 8680 485-6970

Strikers Bowling, 8105 ............... 485-6569

Rheinlander, 8085 .............485-6533/6941

Java Café, 8667 ............................ 485-6439

Rolling Hills Golf, 8888 ....485-7299/6172

Creative Arts, 8104 ..........485-6687/6021

Hilltop Theatre, 8218 ................. 485-7244

Auto Craft Shop, 8438 .............. 485-6344

Auto Parts Yard, 8443 ............... 485-6684

Library, 8332 ................................ 485-8851

Outdoor Recreation, 8167 ....... 485-7182

Rod & Gun Pro Shop, 8167 ...... 485-6202

ODR Club House, 8167 ..............................

485-7182/6345/6202

Non-Facility Based Programs

and BOSS Advisor, 8680 ........... 485-6115

Sports & Fitness: 8105 .....485-7176/6671

Supv. Sports Specialist ..485-7176/6671

Health & Fitness, 8105 ........... 485-6671

Hall of Champions, 8105 .........................

485-6303/6615/6615

Mountaineer, 8220 .......485-7418/7286

Aquatics Pool, 8897 ................ 485-7093

FMD – FINANCIAL

MANAGEMENT

Bldg 8680 and 2925 (Polaski) .............

Budget Analyst, 8680.................. 485-6026

....................................................or 493-4128

VAT (Tax) Offi ce, 8661 ............. 485-1780

BILLETING

LAGERHOF INN, 8076 ............. 485-7433

Reservation desk ...............485-1700/8076

CHILD, YOUTH &

SCHOOL SERVICES

Bldg 8743

CYSS Chief.................................... 485-8664

Parent Services, 8743, .... 485-7003

Family Child Care (FCC), 8743 485-6588

School Liaison Offi cer, 8743... 485-6968

Functional Technology, 8743.. 485-6852

School Liaison Ofcr, 8743, ..... 485-6968

SKIES, 8046, .............................. 485-6641

Youth Sports/Fitness, 8743, ... 485-7210

Sports Distribution, 8438, ...... 485-7320

Program Operations, 8743 .... 485-7276

Child Development Centers:

Smith CDC, 8099, ..................485-6461

Wetzel CDC, 8862, ....................... 7133

School Age Center, 8879, ........485-7475

Wetzel Middle School &

Teen Program, 8875, .................485-6810

Workforce Prep. 8875, ............485-6810

Military Family Life

Consultants, 8745, ...........015224211044

Operator 011-49-6783-6113 or DSN 314-485-1110

Call from Germany to the U.S. 001 + area code + number.

From the U.S. to Germany: 011 + 49 + phone number.

Stateside DSN from DSN in Germany: 312 + 7 digit DSN.

Long distance calling Collect to the U.S.: 0010 + area code + number.

Foreign country codes

Austria ........................................................0043

Belgium .......................................................0032

Bosnia-Herzegovina ...............................00387

Croatia ......................................................00385

Czech Republic ........................................0042

Denmark ....................................................0045

England/UK ................................................0044

France .........................................................0033

Germany*...................................................0049

Greece ........................................................0030

Ireland ......................................................00353

Italy .............................................................0039

Lichtenstein ...............................................0041

Luxembourg ............................................00352

Netherlands ...............................................0031

Portugal ....................................................00351

Spain ............................................................0034

Sweden .......................................................0046

Switzerland ................................................0041

Turkey ........................................................0090

United States ............................................... 001

*Calls to Germany from other countries.

Need a phone number?

Grab a Find It Guide

The Find-It Guide is your local phone

resource for Baumholder. The

Find-It Guide lists phone numbers

from around Europe to include

Baumholder, Heidelberg, Ramstein,

Vogelweh, Sembach and Spangdahlem

as well as quick references for

other areas such as AFRC. Don’t

forget that there are free coupons

inside, and remember, the Find-It

Guide is free, brought to you by

Advanti-Pro, publisher of the Herald

Union, Kaiserslautern American,

Tri-Border Reporter and, The Saber

Herald. Call Ms. Barron at 485-7127

or 06783-6-7127 for delivery.

Listen to

American Forces

Network Radio

for Baumholder updates

Tune at 5 p.m. on AFN FM 100.2

Kaiserslautern or FM 106.1 for the

latest on Baumholder news. Keep

up on the latest in TV schedules,

weather, gas prices and exchange

rates:

log on to http://www.afneurope.net.

You’ll get news and information

about installations in the Kaiserslautern

and Baumholder Military Community,

just tune your AFN Decoder

to channel 19. Listen to AFN radio

on your TV. Tune your AFN Satellite

Decoder to channel 192 to listen

to 100.2 FM or tune your Decoder

to channel 193 to listen to 1107 AM.

For a complete listing of all the channels

available on your AFN Satellite

Decoder visit afneurope.net.

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AUTO SKILLS

Learn to perform your own auto maintenance: tire repair and balance, fl uid checks and more.

Build confi dance by working on your car and pocket

the savings. Come to Family and MWR Auto Skills

Auto Skills Center Smith Barracks Bldg 8438, DSN 485-6344 Civ 06783-6-6344, Tues-Fri 1 p.m.-9 p.m., Sat & Sun 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed Mondays and US Holidays, Training Holidays 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Auto Parts Yard Smith Barracks Bldg 8443 , DSN 485-6684 Civ 06783-6-6684,

Summer hours: Tues-Fri Noon-8 p.m., Sat & Training Holidays 10 a.m.-6 p.m. closed Sun, Mon & U.S. holidays. Winter hours: Tues-Sat 10 a.m.-6 p.m. closed Sun, Mon and U.S. Holidays. Training Holidays 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Auto Skills Offers

Vehicle Safety Inspection

Come by the Auto Skills Center

every Wed. at 2 p.m. to

have the auto skills staff assist

you in inspecting the coolant,

tires, wipers, lights, exhaust,

etc. For those new to the facility,

consider taking our shop

orientation class. Learn how

to acquire a bay, obtain tools,

operate car lifts and fi nd the

locations of hazardous waste

receptacle.

Learn to perform repairs

and maintenance on your

vehicle for FREE.

Bay fee cost is $6 per hour on

lift bay and $5 per hour on fl at

bay.

Roadside repair class

Get the skills you need to

feel safe. Walk-ins accepted

every Wed. from 2-4 p.m. at

or call for a special appointment.

Individuals and groups

welcome.

Price List

Bay fee with lift $6 per hour

Bay fee without lift

$5 per hour

Towing fee after hook up

$50 + $1 per km

Mounting (per tire) $4

Balancing (per tire) $6

Tire change -

(per tire remaining

on present rim) $4

Auto storage fee per day $5

Holding lot per day $2

Detail service

(estimated on size of vehicle),

get a free quote today

Resale lot $10 per month

Auto Parts Yard Offers

Need a radio for your car?

Radio $15

Radio with cassette player $24

Radio with CD player $40

Need parts for your vehicle?

Come to the Auto Parts Yard

for winter tires, snow chains,

fi rst aid kits, winter triangles,

windshields and fenders.

No turn in fees

for donated vehicles

Need to dispose of your

vehicle? Bring the current valid

USAREUR registration for

the vehicle and the auto parts

yard staff will prepare documentation

for deregistration

and clearing at no cost to the

customer. The owner of the

vehicle is required to perform

this task or may designate a

power of attorney.

Towing

to ID Card Holders with proof

of ownership (registration) anywhere

in Germany Tue - Sat

10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tow fees: $50

Hookup Fee plus a one way

charge of $1 per kilometer.

Roadside Assistance

(change a fl at or jump start).

Fee $20 only offered within

USAG Baumholder Tue - Sat

10 a.m. -6 p.m.

Auto Parts Yard rules

1. Valid U.S. ID card required.

2. Under 16 years old prohibited.

3. Must sign in.

4. No smoking in work areas.

5. No POVs allowed except

to remove heavy parts.

6. Do not roll vehicles over.

7. Parts may only be exchanged

on day of purchase.

8. Whole cars are available

for sale.

9. Clean area after removing

parts.

10. No open toe shoes or

short pants allowed.

HONDA & ACURA

• Accident Repairs

• Body Work

• Maintenance

0 63 72/ 46 07

Kaiserstraße 79 • 66851 Hauptstuhl

• Warranty-Work

• Damage Estimates

• Tax Free

www.Honda-Ecker.de

Hours:

Mon–Fri 8.00–17.00

Sat 9.00–13.00

Honda-Autohaus-Ecker@t-online.de

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AUTO SKILLS

Auto Car Sales

Note: In order to purchase a vehicle the buyer

must be an ID card holder and will need to register

the vehicle in the USAEUR registration system.

All sales are fi nal..

Here’s how is works: Check

the cars available, and ask

about prices and the condition

of the automobile with

the Auto Parts Yard staff (Mr.

Brown, Mr. Ford). All vehicles

are pre-inspected with

annotations, so check the history

and pre-assessment info.

Vehicles are classifi ed by age,

mileage and condition. If the

vehicle is in very good condition,

it may go up for closed

bid. If it is an older vehicle it

may be offered for purchase

for cash and carry. Purchasers

may test-drive vehicles on

location before the sale and

go over what papers are

needed to register vehicles.

Folks may put in a sealed bid

or purchase cash and carry

automobiles.

Hauptstraße 45

55779 Heimbach

Tel. 06789/94060

• All kind of service

• Shacks

• Alignements

• Brakeservice

• Accident repairs

Autohaus

E-Mail service@autohaus-treitz.de

Internet www.autohaus-treitz.de

Walkmühle

55756 Herrstein

Tel. 06785/889

• Computercheck/diagnostic

• AC-Service

• Timingbelts

• Car-Body and Paintshop

• Tyre-Service

A customer looks over the

new toolboxes delivered to

the Auto Skill Center.

Photo by Alice Verberne

Note: tear out this page and keep it in your glove comparpartment of your vehicle for reference.

AFN Europe Radio Frequencies

Germany AM FM

Ansbach 1485 107.3

Bamberg 1143* ----

Bitburg 1143 105.1

Bonn ---- 107.9

Frankfurt 873 98.7

Garmisch 1485 90.3

Grafenwoehr 1107 101.4

Heidelberg 1143 104.6

Hohenfels 1485 89.4

Kaiserslautern 1107 100.2

Mannheim 1143 107.3

Pirmasens ---- 103.0

Schweinfurt 1143 87.7

tuning in

Stuttgart 1143 102.3

Vilseck 1107 98.5 or 107.6

SHAPE ---- 104.2

Schinnen ---- 89.2

ITALY ---- 106.0

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CHILD & YOUTH SCHOOL SERVICES

nurture the development of the “whole” child b

Child and Youth School Services

If your family includes children, CYSS is where you belong! CYSS has programs, activities, and events for children

from ages 4 weeks through 18 years of age. From full time child care, to school preparatory classes to

sports and fi tness, CYSS has something for every child and youth. Read below to fi nd out more.

Parent Central Services

Interested in child care? Want

to sign up for Tae kwon do?

Looking to volunteer for

CYSS? You can do all this and

much more at CYSS Parent

Central Services. It is your

one-stop-shop for everything

CYSS related. Whether you

need to fi nd out if there’s a

waiting list for full day care,

sign up for a program or activity

or just ask some general

questions, Parent Central Services

has got you covered.

In order to use any CYSS

program, you fi rst need to

register with CYSS at Parent

Central Services. In order

to register, your family will

require the following:

* Up-to-date immunization records

* LES for both sponsor and spouse

* Two local emergency contacts

* Completed DA Form 7625-1

(one per child, available

online or at Parent Central)

* Completed DD Form 2652

(one per household, available

online or at Parent Central)

* Medical Action Plans

(only as needed)

* Medical Health Assessment

(required w/in 30 days of

registration)

Once your registration is complete

Parent Central Services

will help you fi nd the services

and programs that are right

for your family. You can even

fi nd forms, sign up for programs

and pay your bills online

at: https://webtrac.mwr.army.

mil/webtrac/baumholdercyms.

html.

Parent Central Services is open for walk-ins and

appointments Monday through Wednesday and

Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. , Thursdays from 8

a.m. to 2 p.m. and on Thursdays from 2 p.m. to 5

p.m. by appointment only. Contact Parent Central

Services at DSN 485-7003 / CIV 067836-7003

for questions or to make an appointment.

Child Development Centers (CDC)

Our Child Development

Centers provide you with

top-quality child care nationally

accredited by the National

Association for the Education

of Young Children (NAEYC).

We offer full-day, part-day and

hourly child care services to

children 6 weeks old through

kindergarten in a safe, positive,

and engaging learning environment.

Utilizing Teaching Strategies -

The Creative Curriculum

Our caring and professionally

trained staff delivers

an enriching program that

promotes a child’s emotional,

physical, cognitive and social

development. For over 30

years, Teaching Strategies has

helped early childhood educators

across the country plan

and implement content-rich,

developmentally appropriate

programs that support active

learning and promote children’s

progress in all developmental

areas.

Today, the Creative

Curriculum is widely

regarded as a forwardthinking,

comprehensive,

rigorously researched

curriculum approach that

honors creativity and

respects the role that

teachers play in making

learning exciting and

relevant for every child.

Our CDCs are open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday

through Friday. Spaces may be available for all

age groups. To fi nd out, contact Parent Central

Services at DSN 485-7003.

Our School Age Center is nationally

accredited by the Council on

Accreditation (COA). We offer

before & after school care,

hourly care, spring, winter and

summer camps and a wide

variety of clubs, programs and

activities delivered by a professional

staff. Daily programming

and activities include art,

technology, drama, cooking,

sports, recreation, and academic

tutoring support; additionally

clubs are developed

and implemented based on

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y providing a variety of materials, experiences, and activities that are real and meaningful.

Photos courtesy Child and Youth School Services and Baumholder Public Affairs Offi ce.

art, technology, drama, cooking, sports, recreation and academic tutoring support

the perceived and expressed

interests of children. SAC is open

from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Wetzel School Age Center is affi liated

with the Boys and Girls Clubs

of America (BGCA), 4-H Clubs and

Character Counts. Participants in

Wetzel School Age Center’s

BGCA technology clubs have

been recognized regionally and

nationally for their contributions

in photography, video

production and digital music

composition.

Patrons receive up to four free

open recreation hours per

month to participate in School

Age programs at no cost.

Children must be registered

with CYSS to participate. To fi nd

out more, contact Parent Central Services at DSN

485-7003 / CIV 067836-7003 or our School-Age

Center at DSN 485-7475 / CIV 067836-7475.

Middle School / Teen Center (MST)

The Middle School/Teen

Center offers a broad range of

educational and recreational

opportunities for youth in

Baumholder from grades 7-12.

From a professionally staffed

computer lab to a fully stocked

art and music studio, the MST

center has something for

everyone. Whether you need

help with homework, look-

ing to challenge your friends

on the X-box or just want to

relax with a good movie, you’ll

fi nd it at the Middle School/

Teen Center.

The Middle School/Teen Center

also takes a wide variety of

trips, hosts dances and clubs,

and participates in contests

sponsored by the Boys & Girls

Clubs of America and 4-H.

Learn photography, art, music

or the value of civil service.

There is something cool going

on each day…..and attending

our MST is free. So, come

check it out.

For more information or to register contact

Parent Central Services at DSN 485-7003 / CIV

067836-7003 or the Middle School/Teen Center

at DSN 485-6810 / CIV 067836-6810.

Family Child Care (FCC)

Our Family Child Care (FCC)

program is recognized as

one of the best in U.S. Army

Europe. FCC provides children

with engaging, age-appropriate

experiences within a warm

home setting. Our FCC homes

have the benefi t of a small

group ratio for multi-age

children from 4 weeks to 12

years, allowing for siblings to

be in care together and for

greater opportunities for more

individualized attention. Developmental

learning experiences

in FCC homes occur through

natural and planned daily

activities. Providers use daily

routines, an enriching curriculum,

and teachable moments

to meet the varied needs

and interests of children and

promote positive outcomes.

Similar to our facility-based

programs, the goal of FCC is

to nurture the development of

the “whole” child by providing

a variety of materials, experiences,

and activities that are

real and meaningful.

“After enjoying 6 weeks

of maternity leave with

my daughter, I was nervous

going back to work

and sending her to child

care. We found a wonderful

provider, and she

eased my mind from the

start. Utilizing FCC was

the best decision we

could have made. The

warm and comforting

environment, the small

care setting and the oneon-one

time used with

the children is amazing.

My daughter is active,

healthy, and happy for

an 11-month old. Her

motor skills far surpass

those of her own age that

don’t attend child care or

are in a larger child care

environment. FCC was

the best choice for our

family and I applaud the

providers that take the

time to teach the children

and bring them into

their homes for the ‘close

knit’ environment. I am a

very pleased and proud

mother of a child that

goes to FCC.”

Are you looking to start your

own business from home? The

Baumholder Family Child Care

(FCC) program is looking for

the best qualifi ed applicants to

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CHILD & YOUTH SCHOOL SERVICES

create, learn, play, build, bond

Child and Youth School Services continued

Photos courtesy Child and Youth School Services

become certified providers.

FCC applicants must complete

a screening process before

certifi cation and background

clearances are performed

on applicants, spouses, and

children 12 years of age and

older. Providers also complete

40 hours of orientation training,

which includes child abuse,

CPR and First Aid, medications/communicable

diseases,

child abuse, business practices,

nutrition and developmentally

appropriate practices.

Some of the many great

benefi ts of becoming an FCC

provider include:

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* Providing child care in your

home while also caring for

your own children

* Collecting tuition from parents

AND receiving regular

supplemental income via

monthly government subsidies.

* Receiving FREE ongoing

professional training to enrich

your own practice and can be

redeemed for college credit

* Earning a Child Development

Associate (CDA) credential at

no-cost

* Receiving furniture and resources

to open up your business such

as chairs, tables, and a variety

of toys from our extensive

Lending Library

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“I became an FCC provider

because I always

enjoyed working with

children. There’s not a day

that goes by that I don’t

learn something new

from my ’little angels’.

Children are our future

and being a provider allows

me the opportunity

to help them to succeed.”

Being an FCC provider is a

great way to earn income,

mentor young children, and

serve the community. If you

are interested in becoming a

provider or have your child in

an FCC home, please call our

FCC offi ce at DSN 485-6588/

CIV 067836-6588 for more

information. FCC Briefi ngs are

also offered monthly to those

interested in knowing more

about the program.

School Support Services

Our School Liaison Offi cer

(SLO) provides information,

support, and assistance to

military and civilian parents of

school-age children and youth

in the Baumholder community.

Our SLO provides you with

information about the schools

in our community, informs our

schools on the unique needs

of your family, coordinates

with school staff, manages

partnerships between parents,

schools, and the garrison and

serves as an advocate for your

student and his/her education.

Our SLO is a great resource

to families new to the community

or PCSing to a new

duty station. Contact our SLO at DSN

485-6968 or CIV 067836-6968. You can also get

more information on our webpage at http://www.

baumholder.army.mil/sites/local/schools.asp

Youth Sports & Fitness

Youth Sports & Fitness provides

age-appropriate experiences

that promote positive

child and youth development

outcomes and instill a lifetime

of healthy habits at an

early age. These outcomes

are facilitated through a

comprehensive and predictable

programming framework

within Four Service Areas:

Team Sports, Individual Sports,

Fitness & Health and Outreach

Programs.


CHILD & YOUTH SCHOOL SERVICES

Our programming aims

to “bring out the best

in youth.” Summer to

fall, winter to spring,

the Baumholder Youth

Sports program always

has something to offer its

future all-stars.

Baumholder’s Youth

Sports & Fitness program

welcomes all interested

community members

between the ages of 3-18

to join the fun.

Our team Sports include:

soccer,fl ag-football, tackle

football, cheerleading, basketball,

baseball & softball.

Our individual Sports include:

skiing, snowboarding, wrestling,

wall-climbing, fi shing,

tennis, racquetball, bicycling &

inline skating.

Our Health & Fitness

and Outreach programs include:

Healthy Habits, Fitness Authority,

“Get Fit Be Strong”,

Start Smart Programs, Skill

Building Clinics & Special

Events.

Youth Sports & Fitness does not

exclude adults from participating

Our program is always seeking

helping hands from within

the community to assist with

coaching and umpiring. If you

are interested in becoming a

part of the “Home of Champions”,

please don’t hesitate to

contact us. Your participation

is encouraged.

For the latest information, please contact the

Youth Sports & Fitness Offi ce at DSN 485-7210 /

CIV 067836-7210 or Parent Central Services at

DSN 485-7003 / CIV 067836-7003.

SKIES Unlimited

SKIES (School of Knowledge,

Inspiration, Exploration and

Skills) is synonymous with high

quality instructional programs.

SKIES offers a wide variety of

classes in one of four different

schools: the School of Sports,

the School of Arts, the School

of Life Skills and the School of

Academic Skills. We offer a

diversity of classes for a range

of age groups in a variety of

settings from martial arts, to

ballet, to Driver’s Education to

piano and swimming lessons.

You can view or register for

any of our SKIES classes on

line at https://webtrac.mwr.

army.mil/webtrac/baumholdercyms.html

or contact Parent

Central Services at DSN 485-

7003 / CIV 067836-7003.

Need a job? SKIES is always looking

for qualifi ed individuals to

teach our classes

If you can sew, play an instrument,

dance, or have any

other special talent you can

serve the community, mentor

youth and make money as a

SKIES instructor. Contact the SKIES

Director at DSN 485-6969 / CIV 067836.6969

for more information.

HIRED! Apprenticeship Program

Hired is a workforce-preparation

and apprenticeship

enterprise designed to meet

the employment and careerexploration

needs of Army

teens 15-18 years of age.

HIRED! Apprenticeships offer

experiences within distinct

career paths designed to

help participants determine

whether their chosen career

paths are the correct career

choices for their future.

Students graduating from high

school are facing profound

social, technological and economic

changes. The goal of the

HIRED. Apprenticeship Program

is to help teens develop

the necessary confi dence and

employer-valued abilities to

succeed in today’s competitive

job market. Child, Youth and

School Services and Family and

Morale, Welfare and Recreation

(FMWR) have joined

together to prepare teens for

these rapidly changing conditions.

HIRED. Apprenticeship Terms consist

of four twelve-week terms

repeated annually. Opportunities

to work after school and

weekends exist year round in

programs such as food service,

child care, outdoor recreation,

libraries, fi tness centers, golf,

and more. Teens may participate

in up to two apprentice

terms per year and will receive

a stipend upon completion of

each term. Participants must

commit to 15 hours of participation

within a seven (7)-day

period for a total of 180 hours

per term.

To learn more about HIRED. programs or to apply

for enrollment, contact the Wetzel Teen Center,

BLDG 8875. DSN 485-6348 / CIV 067836-6348.

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VALUE ADDED TAX OFFICE VALUE ADDED TAX OFFICE

save money

Stop throwing your money away

Save up to 19% on tax when you purchase items on the German economy

Value Added Tax Offi ce

Mon.-Fri. 0900-1700

Closed for lunch 1200-1300 except

Wednesdays

Located in the Community

Mail Room, Bldg. 8661

485-1780 or +49-0-6783-6-1780

When shopping on the German

economy, residents pay

up to 19% value added/sales

tax. Many of the purchases

offi cial U.S. ID Cardholders

make are eligible for tax

relief. Head over to the CMR

Building on Smith Barracks and

talk to the VAT personnel to

find out how VAT forms can

help you save on those hefty

taxes.

Note that VAT forms MUST be

acquired before the purchase is

made.

How it works

Step 1: Personally register with

your local VAT offi ce. Obtain

and read additional regulation

and procedure information.

Step 3: Make your purchase.

Check fi rst with the vendor to

ensure they accept VAT forms

as participation is voluntary.

Some vendors will simply not

charge VAT; other vendors

will require that the customer

pay the VAT at the register

and then get a refund from

customer service.

Step 4: Return the white original

copy to a VAT offi ce. The

pink copy is for your records.

All other copies will be kept

by the vendor.

You may only have a maximum

of 10 unpriced forms

out at any given time and only

one priced form out. Unpriced

Forms are valid for two years

and Priced Forms for four

months and authorized family

members may also use the

forms. If the vendor allows, it

is possible to combine 30 days

of receipts on one VAT form

as long as the total is less than

2,500 Euro.

renovations, real estate, new

construction, and purchases

made before the VAT form

was issued. If in doubt, check

with VAT personnel.

Come by the VAT offi ce with

your fi rst bill or utility welcome

letter for an application.

Below is a chart listing the

prices of vat forms.

Step 2: Purchase VAT forms.

The following two types are

available: Unpriced Purchase

Orders for purchases of

less than 2,500 Euro and

Priced Purchase Orders for

purchases of 2,500 Euro or

more. For a priced form, you

must submit a cost estimate

(angebot or kostenvoranschlag)

listing CMWRF as

the customer and a cashier’s

check made out to the vendor

and CMWR (or a loan approval

letter) when you purchase

the form.

Eligible Purchases

Vehicle purchases and repairs,

clothing, furniture, car rentals,

group travel (if all travelers are

eligible for VAT relief), minor

home repair (not renovations),

tools, Internet and land lines

with TKS only, appliances,

electronics, and more.

Ineligible Purchases

Business activities (either

home-based or German

licensed), purchases for ineligible

people, utilities, telecommunications

other than TKS,

Utilities

The Utility Tax Avoidance

Program provides tax relief

(19% for electricity and gas,

7% for water) for customers

who live on the economy

and are provided utilities by a

participating company. In the

Baumholder region these companies

are: OIE, RWE Trier,

Stadtwerke Kusel, Pfalzwerke,

and Energis. The program fee

is $77 and coverage is applied

as long as you reside at your

current address.

VAT Form Prices

Unpriced Purchase Orders

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CLASSIFIED DIRECTORY

Dear Reader, this directory of industrial and retail companies, shops, leisure facilities,

restaurants and other organizations is provided as a valuable aid to help you fi nd the

services you need. This brochure is available free of charge at all the listed l ocations.

For more information visit www.alles-deutschland.de.

automobile experts............................................................................13

backery ................................................................................................... 4

body collision repair & painting ...........................................9, 13, 33

car dealership ....................................................... 1, 9, 23, 32, 33, U4

car paint shop .....................................................................................33

car recycling .......................................................................................... 4

car sales ......................................................................Coverpage 3, 27

drinks ...................................................................................................... 3

Edelstein-Erlebniswelt ......................................................................... 9

flowers .................................................................................................... 3

food ......................................................................................................... 4

garage ...................................................................................................... 4

gas station .............................................................................................. 9

hairdresser ............................................................................................. 9

holiday cottage ....................................................................................14

hotels ...........................................................................................3, 5, 11

ice cafe .................................................................................................... 3

internet-service ...............................................................Coverpage 2

kitchen accessoires ..................................................Coverpage 3, 27

material recycling ...............................................................................14

orthodontic practice .........................................................................30

osteopathy ...........................................................................................17

pediatricians........................................................................................... 2

pharmacy ................................................................................................ 2

photostudio ........................................................................................... 4

physiotherapy ......................................................................................17

pizzerias ........................................................................................... 3, 10

pots .............................................................................Coverpage 3, 27

Praxisklinik Trier ................................................................................30

Pub ........................................................................................................... 3

restaurants ...........................................................................3, 4, 11, 21

roman museum ..................................................................................... 7

Schlossberghöhlen Homburg ............................................................ 7

school of martial arts ........................................................................36

science center .....................................................................................35

sun studio ............................................................................................... 5

tattoo studio ......................................................................................... 3

telecommunications................................................... Coverpage 2, 9

tires ......................................................................................................... 3

tourist information Baumholder ....................................................... 7

tourist information Perl ...................................................................... 7

tourist information Idar-Oberstein .................................................. 7

towing service ....................................................................................... 4

vacancies ................................................................................................ 4

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