USAG Schweinfurt community announcements for Feb. 20 through 26, 2014
February 27, 2014
The USAG Schweinfurt tax center at Bldg. 7, Conn Annex, is open now from Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. except on training and federal holidays. Customers should bring an ID, power of attorney, Social Security Card, bank information, and all W-2, 1099 and 1098 forms. To learn more, calll 09721-96-8286 or DSN 353-8286. Customers can make appointments now.
Winter event wrap-up
It's the coldest, darkest time of the year, but that doesn't mean you can't still have fun. There are many opportunities in and around Schweinfurt during the winter months. Why not start making winter plans now? Visit www.schweinfurt.army.mil/infovault/winterwrapup.htm for more information.
"A Salute to Schweinfurt," a multimedia tribute spanning the seven decades of the U.S. Army in Schweinfurt, is coming soon. Visit teamschweinfurt.com to learn more.
Community clean sweep week
The first week of each month is a "community clean sweep week." USAG Schweinfurt community members can pitch in for this garrison-wide initiative to beautify the housing areas. To learn more, contact your residential leaders.
Seeking Volunteer Drivers Operators
Volunteer drivers and phone operators are needed to staff a program aimed at slashing the number of DUIs in Schweinfurt by providing a vehicle pickup service to those Soldiers consuming alcohol on weekend nights. To get involved, call 0173-794-2998 or 0160-987-98955, or visit the Schweinfurt AADD Facebook page at www.facebook.com/SchweinfurtAADD.
CLOSURES AND CHANGES
Stay up to date with the latest information regarding the Schweinfurt's closure in 2014. Visit the Closure 2014 page for reliable, honest information on the most recent service modifications and reductions, closure news, Soldier, Family and employee resources and frequently asked questions. Visit www.schweinfurt.army.mil/closure2014 to stay informed on how closure may impact you.
The Closure Blog addresses real answers and issues asked by community members regarding how closure will affect them. Topics such as PCSing tips, how services will be modified, and employment resources are discussed. Have a concern about closure? Then submit a question and get real answers. Don't fall victim to the rumor mill; be informed and prepared by visiting www.schweinfurt.army.mil/closure2014/closure_blog.htm.
YOUTH AND TEENS
Scholarships for Military Children Program can help with a $2,000 scholarship. Information can be found at www.militaryscholar.org or at www.commissaries.com. Application deadline is Feb. 28, 2014. To learn more, call 09721-96-6485 or DSN 354-6485.
Play morning meets every Tuesday and Thursday at Bldg. 38, Conn Barracks (found on the back side of the Conn Mailroom) from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Meet fellow parents and build your child's social and developmental skills. To learn more or to register, call ACS at 354-6933 or 09721-96-6933.
Give Me 20
The Youth Center offers a free fitness program Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. for youths ages 13 through 18. Program facilitators show youths how to safely work out and stay fit. Dedicated participants will see positive results. Workouts include sports, spinning, weightlifting and more. Participants must be registered with CYSS and have a permission slip on file. To learn more, call the Youth Center at 09721-96-6732.
Young ladies, the Smart Girls program is up and running again. Topics include life skills, healthy eating, fitness, health care systems, positive mentors, respecting yourself, fashion shows, dinner with parents, lock-ins and more. Age groups include 11 to 14 and 15 to 18. Smart Girls meets every Monday from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Youth Center. For more information, call the Youth Center at 09721-96-6732.
Let's talk German! Learn German one on one every Wednesday from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Youth Center. This program is taught by our own education tech who was born and raised in Schweinfurt. This class can help your German grade go from a C to an A+ and it may even help you make friends in the German community. Test your skills by joining us on a field trip downtown. For more information, call the Youth Center at 09721-96-6732.
4-H is a club designed for middle and high school students. As a club, students plan field trips, events and activities based. 4-H meets every Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. in the Youth Center. To participate, students must be registered with CYSS. For more information or to get involved, call the Youth Center at 09721-96-6732.
Are you concerned about how your child is developing? If so, call Educational and Developmental Intervention Services to schedule a free screening. Screenings are available to children ages birth to 3 years old. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 09721-96-6257.
Wanted: Sports coaches and officials
The Schweinfurt community is looking for coaches and officials for the youth sports program. No experience is necessary. By registering through Child, Youth and School Services, you will become a certified coach in the National Alliance for Youth Sports. This way you can volunteer and earn extra income by officiating. To learn more, call CYSS at 09721-96-6822.
Family Child Care Providers Needed
Help the community and start a new career as a Family Child Care provider. FCC providers maintain a happy home-away-from-home atmosphere (in government-controlled housing only) for children who can't be with their own parents during the day. You can care for your own children in addition to outside customers. All training and education is free. Call 09721-96-6487 for details.
SPORTS, HEALTH AND FITNESS
Paintball Field Open
Relieve some stress or have some good old-fashioned fun every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Rental equipment is available at the Paintball Field. For more information, call Outdoor Recreation at 09721-96-8080.
Presidents' weekend trip to Dolomites, Italy
Outdoor Recreations hosts three days of skiing and snowboarding to Dolomites, Italy, Feb. 14 through 17. To learn more, call Outdoor Recreation at 09721-96-8080 or DSN 353-8080.
Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers meetings are the second and fourth (at the Finney Recreation Center) Tuesday of every month from 2 to 3 p.m. To learn more, call the the Finney Recreation Center at 09721-96-8476 or DSN 354-8476.
Come and share your talent every Saturday at 7:30 p.m. to midnight at the Finney Rec Center. The event is intended for single Soldiers but open to the entire community. Adults only. No early sign-ups required. To learn more, call 09721-96-6082.
Children's Story Time
Bring your child to the library Wednesdays at 1 p.m. for Children's Story Time.