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Reduce stress, build self-confidence & skills and foster a strong esprit de corps.

Strong Soldiers, Strong Teams

BAUMHOLDER Family and MWR 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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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 find us and all the wonderful programming here on the Rock. If you need anything, you may find us quickly by searching social media; type in Baumholder FMWR to find 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 first-hand on military conflicts since the Civil War and continuously since World War II by reporting informa-

tion 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-confidence 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.

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Abo-Angebot For only 35,- € you can tan for nearly 120 minutes 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.

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

In the Know, where to find 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 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.

Producer

Alice Verberne

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30 cent per minute

You can tan: 10 minutes for 3,00 € 12 minutes for 3,60 €

15 minutes for 4,50 € 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 Monday:

Giant Schnitzel with your choice of one sides

9,00 €

Tuesday:

Your choice of pizza includes side salad and drink

6,00 €

Wednesday:

˝All you can eat˝ BBQ ribs with your choice of one sides

9,99 €

Thursday:

Your choice of pasta includes side salad and drink

6,00 €

Friday:

˝All you can eat˝ chicken wings with your choice of one sides

7,50 €

Family and MWR Marketing Office 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 unofficial annual magazine for Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (Family and MWR) activities within the Baumholder Military Community. Contents are not necessarily the official 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 affiliation or any other non-merit factor of the purchaser, user, or patron. If a violation or rejection of this equal opportunity policy is confirmed, 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 confirmation, please contact the facility. Print costs, printing and labor of this product by MediaPrintGmbH.

The hotel is open 24 hours. The restaurant is open Monday to Saturday from 5:30 pm to 11:00 pm

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BEST SOURCES FOR FAMILY AND MWR INFORMAITON ON THE ROCK

from the editor

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 five outdoor marquees located on Smith Barracks.

...need a job?

Contact Morale, Welfare and Recreation to find out about available positions at Non-appropriated Fund Civilian Personnel Office (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 officials are always needed for sporting events. For more information on how to become a coach or official, call the Baumholder Sports Office at (06783) -6-6671 or mil 485-6671/7176/6615.

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Photo by David Delisio

Certified fitness 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 0678366687 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 wher­ ever you’re stationed? Then consider em­ployment with Baumholder Child, Youth and School Services? We offer full time, part time and flexible appointment positions in a variety of programs. Starting pay is $10.49 an hour, with the option for a h­ igher salary if you have pre­vious related experience or education. Benefits 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. Joseph­son. If you are interested in being a coach for Baumholder Youth Sports and Fitness, call 485-7210 or Civ 067836-7210.


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Welcome to Baumholder BEST SOURCES FOR FAMILY AND MWR INFORMAITON ON THE ROCK Take you time to relax and enjoy the possibilities of our activities.

Enjoy the time in our beautiful cityvarious events which take place all the year invite Many and discover the region you to a trip with your whole family.

Welcome to Baumholder Take you time to relax and enjoy the possibilities of our activities. For more information: WelcomeHiking to Baumholder trails Many various events which take place all the year invite Welcome to Baumholder Verbandsgemeindeverwaltung Baumholder Nordic the Walking Take you time to relax and enjoy possibilities you toofaour tripactivities. with your whole family. Mountainbiking Take you time to relaxtake andplace enjoyallthe Many various events which thepossibilities year inviteof our activities. Hiking trails Sportevents Many various events which take place you to a trip with your whole family. all the year invite Nordic Walking Markets, guided walking and city tours you to a trip with your whole family.

Am Weiherdamm 1 - 55774 Baumholder Phone: 06783-81-0 - Fax: 06783-81-60

Mountainbiking Old town festival and Rallye Hiking trails Sportevents Hiking trails Nordic Walking Enjoy the time in our beautiful city Markets, guided walking and city tours Nordic Walking Mountainbiking and discover the region Old town festival and Rallye Mountainbiking Sportevents Sportevents Markets, guided walking and city tours Enjoy the time in our beautiful city Markets, guided walking and city tours Old town festival and Rallye and discover the region Old town festival and Rallye

tourismus@vgv-baumholder.de www.vgv-baumholder.de info@baumholder.de www.baumholder.de

Enjoy the time in our beautiful city Enjoy the in our beautiful city and discover thetime region and discover the region

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-GermanyLuxemburg … 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

Schlossberghöhlen Homburg Hours: December and January closed! April – October: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. November – March: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Tours through the caves are led by experts. Tours are every hour on the hour; the last tour departs one hour before closing.

Römermuseum HomburgSchwarzenacker Hours: December and January closed! April – October: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Guest tours: Sundays at 3 p.m. November – March: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Group tours, school and

Advanced phone reservations

birthday tours by request:

are recommended:

Phone (06848) 730777

Phone (06841) 2064

Fax: (06848) 730774

Fax (06841) 9930589

info@roemermuseumschwarzenacker.de

schlossberghoehlen@homburg.de

www.roemermuseumschwarzenacker.de

www.homburg.de

IDAR-OBERSTEIN Multifaceted, lively, worth a visit! 365 days high season: The jewel and jewelry city for all the senses!

Tourist Information Office

· Information · advice · guided tours · travel guides · accommodations center · bicycle and walking maps · souvenirs · ticket agency

Hauptstraße 419 D-55743 Idar-Oberstein Telefone +49 6781 5639-0 Fax +49 6781 5639-10 info@info-idar-oberstein.de www.idar-oberstein-touristinfo.de

Cordially welcome

Opening times 15.3.–31.10 Mo.–Fr. 9–18 Uhr Sa./So./holiday 10–15 Uhr 1.11.–14.3. Mo.–Fr. 9–17 Uhr Advent Saturdays

10–15 Uhr

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In the know – Staying smart on the rock

need 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.

HIRED Apprenticeship Program

For teens 15-18 years of age, Hired offers experiences within distinct career paths to help teens develop employer-

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, 06783-66348 to find out more today.

Photo by Ignacio Rubalcava

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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

Schäfer Baumholder

We accept

Fuel cards Car wash Bakery

Authorized Ford dealer Fo r d w a r r a n t y w o r k

body collision repair & painting mechanical repair all european and US-cars all insurance companies call: 0 67 82/ 25 22

Body + Paint + Repair Service for all types of vehicles Towing + tire ser vice

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 flavor 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 reflect 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,

free wifi Free delivery

We take Dollars

Im Höfchen, 55774 Baumholder Every order will be made Opening hours Restaurant: 5 pm–10 pm fresh when you call us German-Italian Delivery Service: 5 pm–11 pm Specialities closed on Mondays except on German holidays

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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 office.


warrior zone – boss – nicks place at shooters

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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) 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, flat 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.

B.O.S.S. Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers 485-8251 or +49-0-6783-6-8251 Located at the Warrior Zone locations

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.

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.

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.

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..

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 flavors.

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.

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. 12

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 flat 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.

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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 traffic accident and ensuing repairs. This decrease in value is not normally quantified 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 fixed 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 quantified 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 fit. 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.

Lorscheider specialist for accident repairs

Car-Body and Paintshop

Power, Emotion, Technology ... Julius Lorscheider Kuseler Straße 15 55774 Baumholder Monday to Thursday 8.00 am to 5.00 pm Friday ... to 4.00 pm

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Phone-No: 00 49 (0) 67 83 / 22 81 Fax-No: 00 49 (0) 67 83 / 93 48

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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

Visit or call Strikers to find 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.

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. Adult Volunteers needed for Sunday and Federal Holidays Young American Bowling Alliance 1 p.m.-8 p.m. The USBC sanctioned youth 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.

league is for children 18 and under. Youth can participate in the Pepsi-Cola Youth Bow­ ling 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

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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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golf

stay active all year-round

Golf at Rolling Hills 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 golfing 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.

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.

Driving Range

Tournaments and Instruction:

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 golfing products,

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. 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 sig-

nup 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 first 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.

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.

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.

Photo by David Delisio.

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sports

Sports Office: 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 Office Mon. through Fri. 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The Hall of Champions Fitness Center features a newly renovated floor. Photo courtesy af Baumholder Physical Fitness Center, and Family and MWR staff member Bernd Kurth.

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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 difficulty 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 Office. You must submit a memorandum requesting use. All reservations are on a first come, first-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 fitness 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 Officials Clinic, where interested participants may train to become a qualified sports official. The course is free and once completed, officials may be paid for of-


sports

group sports

fitness 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 Office at 4856671/7176.

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 flexibility 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 fitness 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 fill the instructor slot. Adult Ballet currently costs

$85/month. Get a great workout while polishing your poise, posture and confidence. NOTE: Price and availability of classes subject to change on all programs and offerings.

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outdoor recreation

cycle, swim, dive, shoot, ski, tour, fish

See the world, an adventure at a time

SCUBA & sky diving, camping, shooting, fishing, 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.

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ave 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 18

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 fish 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 five 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 fire 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 first-come, first-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 five minutes from main post. Customers do not need a license to fish in our pond, but will need a permit. Coordination for a permit to fish for the day is available through ODR for $15 for a three-fish limit, $25 for a five-fish limit. If a person is caught fishing without the required permit, they could be fined by the German government. Group rates vary with size/amount of time fished.

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 10001500 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 first-come, first-served basis.

Paintball field

If you have your own equipment, field usage fee is $10 per person, per day. If you need equipment, the field 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 field is open all year. Hours of operation: 10001700 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


outdoor recreation

how to make lines, fletching, arrows and all the parts students need to make a bow that would have been typically used in the 1600s.

Learn how to fish

Learn the skill of fly-fishing from a certified German fishing 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 fishing

Weekend seminars to learn the art of fly fishing are scheduled depending on the season. Individuals learn fly tying and casting. The seminar is free. Afterwards, students are able to attend a fishing day (cost is 20 Euros per person) and is held at the Forellehof in Berfink, 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

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 office.

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.

ling is flexible and weekends don’t have to be consecutive. All equipment is supplied. Students are encouraged to purchase mask, fins 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.

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 finding the lifts, booking a hotel or figuring 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.

Austria Adventrue trips are offe-

Ski and snowboard equipment

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.

red 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.

SCUBA Certification

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 five open-water dives at Kronau Lake. Schedu-

Adults can be outfitted 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 Crossfire 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.

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.

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OUTSIDE THE GATE

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

290 million years of history, medieval markets, museums & fine dining

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 first 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 filled 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 fight between the Bishops of Reims (who technically controlled the area) and the Earls of Veldenz who 20

were supposed to protect the area but not take it over. One of the first 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 fighting 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 fire 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 first 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 first and smallest is the Natur­kunde Museum where you can learn about the local flora and fauna. If you walk further up the stairs you will find the Musikanten­land-Museum. Here you can find out about the famous musi­cians this area generated and then streamed out all over the world in the time between 1850 and WWI. Many of these musi­ cians 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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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 find 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 classified 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.

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.

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 063818429 or email burg-lichtenberg@ kv-kus.de. Or contact the tourist information Kuseler Musikantenland Trierstr.41 66869 Kusel Phone: 06381-424270..

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

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• German cuisine • Adjoining room available for parties

Phone: 06783/2219 Fax: 06783/188701

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 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 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 fine 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 require22

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 r­ eceive a 25% discount. Group Discount: Groups of 4 or more receive a 50% discount on entire cost.

Crochet (Beginners or Advanced)

Learn the simple and rewarding craft of crochet, a process of creating fabric from yarn by Balloon Center looping it through a crochet Next time you need balloons hook. Advanced crochet for your party, remember that will teach more complicated we have both Mylar, latex and stitches and techniques. Cost new bubble balloons in a wide is $10 per person for each variety of shapes and colors. class. Most course materials Balloon delivery is available are provided by the instructor; anywhere on post in Baumchiefly for beginners. For dates and times, call holder. Stop by DSN 485-6687 the Creative The Creative Arts Arts Center Center is looking for or 06783-66687. and place your instructors to teach order. A $5 delivery charge will a variety of classes, Decoupage Dazzle apply to each See how easy order. For more such as cake decorat- it can be to information, call ing, painting, drawing, decorate your DSN 485-6687 cherished items ­sewing, pottery and using the art or 06783-6quilting. 6687. of decoupage, a craft dating Knitting (Beginners or Advanced) from 17th century Venice. Learn: how to “cast-on” (to You too can learn this art of begin a project), two basic decorating an object by gluing knitting stitches, the imporpaper cutouts onto it in comtance of gauge, fixing mistakes, bination with special paint efand binding-off (to finish a fects. Cost is $10 per person,

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 06783-66687.

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

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aving 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 briefings 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. 24

So exactly who is allowed to rent a room in the Rheinlander Community Club? Like most military

date and room they want is available. At some point they will need to come in so they venues, booking a room in the can have a look at the room and sign the agreement.” AfRheinlander is available for all ter an agreement is made, the military and US ID cardholders. Non ID cardholders can customer will need to schedule a date to meet with the also attend activities as guests concessionaire to agree to a of authorized patrons. All menu, prices and terms. Until that is required for those that cannot access Smiths Barracks the contract is signed and finalized, reservations are held is that they submit pertinent on a tentative information through the If you are having a huge status. “If people are host to the Rheinlander party, you can even rent booking a unit function, reservations clerk four to the entire building for only it must be five days in noted on advance in orthe con$300 per function. der to prepare tract. Once and submit an the rental access roster to allow for the agreement is signed the period of the event. customer has up to 72 hours prior to the event to change According to Gromowski, the contract” says Gromowbooking the Rheinlander isn’t ski. All dues and fees are due as difficult as one might think. 48 hours before the event. “People can call and make a The customer may also pay in reservation and I check if the advance if they so choose.

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. Star-

ting at $6 per person, you can get a finger food buffet that includes some of the basics like meat balls, chicken wings, wraps, egg rolls and a vegetable or fruit platter. “The finger 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-


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

der 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.

To book your party at the Rheinlander, call at mil 4857507 or CIV 06783-6-7507 The Rheinlander is located on Smith Barracks building 8085 (across from the CMR Building).

Not the decorating type?

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.

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 reflected on an official 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.

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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 H

ave 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.

a­ udience. 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 office at CIV (06783) 6-6687 or email artscenter@eur.army.mil.

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 Office, 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

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pecial 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 4856115 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 PerformancesMarch 8,9,10,15,16,17

Les Misérables (reprise) 2013 March 22,23 God of Carnage (Toppers Entry) April 5,6,12,13

You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown September 20,21,27,28,29

Bat Boy (Toppers Entry) Auditions - November 5, & 6, 2012 Performances in 2013 February 15,16,22,23,24, March 1,2,3

Murder in the Rheinlander (Dinner Theater) June 14,15,21,22

The Mouse Trap December 6,7,13,14,20,21

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Drama Camp 22 July – 2 August

Halloween the UNDERWORLD October 18,19,25,26

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 some­thing 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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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 first ($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 com-

bination 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 family-

owned 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. 27


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 affiliation 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 specific 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 floatation devices are available for use for infants, youth, and adults. Pool toys are also available. Please, do not bring outside pool toys or flotation devices.

Water Aerobics Program

The benefits of exercising in the water include increased circulation and flexibility, improved resting heart rate, cardiovascular endurance,

muscular strength, muscular endurance, and balanced muscle toning. Core stabilization and balance are also improved. Other benefits 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

Certified 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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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 certification 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, fitness, response, leadership, and professionalism. This course is taught usually during the summer.

Lifeguard Training Course

The American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Course pro-

vides 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 certified 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 conjunc-

tion 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 fit! Some benefits 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 067836-7093, or DSN 485-6575, CIV 06783-6-6575 for more information.

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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 films.

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

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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 five. 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 find 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 4858851, or (06783) 6-8851

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phone listing

need a number?

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) Office, 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 Officer, 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

Need a phone number? Grab a Find It Guide The Find-It Guide is your local pho-

ne 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, fluid checks and more.

Build confidance 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 find 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 flat 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

Roadside Assistance (change a flat or jump start).

Need parts for your vehicle?

Come to the Auto Parts Yard for winter tires, snow chains, first aid kits, winter triangles, windshields and fenders.

Fee $20 only offered within USAG Baumholder Tue - Sat 10 a.m. -6 p.m.

No turn in fees for donated vehicles

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. Towing to ID Card Holders with proof 10. No open toe shoes or short pants allowed. of ownership (registration) anyNeed 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.

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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 final..

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 classified 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.

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CHILD & YOUTH SCHOOL SERVICES

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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 fitness, CYSS has something for every child and youth. Read below to find 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 find 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 first need to register with CYSS at Parent Central Services. In order to register, your family will require the following:

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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) 34

* 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 find the services and programs that are right for your family. You can even find 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 find 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


by providing a variety of materials, experiences, and activities that are real and meaningful. Photos courtesy Child and Youth School Services and Baumholder Public Affairs Office.

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 affiliated 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 find

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 find 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 benefit 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. Devel-

opmental 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 qualified applicants to 35


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become certified providers. FCC applicants must complete a screening process before certification 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 benefits of becoming an FCC provider include:

* 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 office at DSN 485-6588/ CIV 067836-6588 for more information. FCC Briefings are also offered monthly to those interested in knowing more about the program.

School Support Services

Our School Liaison Officer (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.


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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,flag-football, tackle football, cheerleading, basketball, baseball & softball.

Our individual Sports include:

skiing, snowboarding, wrestling, wall-climbing, fishing, 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 Office 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 4857003 / CIV 067836-7003.

Need a job? SKIES is always looking for qualified 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 confidence 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, fitness 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

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Stop throwing your money away Save up to 19% on tax when you purchase items on the German economy Value Added Tax Office 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 Ger-

man economy, residents pay up to 19% value added/sales tax. Many of the purchases official 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.

Step 3: Make your purchase.

Check first 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 office. The pink copy is for your records. All other copies will be kept by the vendor.

your local VAT office. Obtain and read additional regulation and procedure information.

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.

Step 2: Purchase VAT forms.

Eligible Purchases

Utilities

Note that VAT forms MUST be acquired before the purchase is made. How it works Step 1: Personally register with

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.

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,

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.

Come by the VAT office with your first bill or utility welcome letter for an application. Below is a chart listing the prices of vat forms.

VAT Form Prices Unpriced Purchase Orders (<2,500 Euro) 1 Form $4 2 Forms $8 3 Forms $12 4 Forms $16 5 Forms $20 6 Forms $22 7 Forms $24 8 Forms $26 9 Forms $28 10 Forms $30 Priced Purchase Orders - $6

emergency numbers For Information & Emergency

Operator Assistance...........................................0 Information.............................................DSN 113

AMERICAN RED CROSS After Hours Emergencies

DSN ....................................................... 431-2334 Civ.................................................07031-152-334

EMERGENCY WORK ORDER

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FIRE DSN.................................................................... 117

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POLICE

Duty Hours ...........................................DSN 116 After Hours ...........................................DSN 114

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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 find the ­services you need. This brochure is available free of charge at all the listed l­ocations. 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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