USAG Bamberg community announcements for Dec. 5 through 11, 2013
December 5, 2013
Anyone having any claims on or obligations to the estate of Spc. Jason C. Shelton of the 527th Military Police Company should contact summary court officer 1st Lt. Nicole deBoer at 09802-83-3915 or DSN 467-3915.
Tree lighting, Kinderfest
USAG Bamberg holds its tree lighting ceremony and Kinderfest Dec. 5 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the JFK Youth Center. The event includes musical performances, complimentary photos with Santa, children's games, food and more.
Navy Entertainment and Armed Forces Entertainment present the original Harlem Globetrotters Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. at the Freedom Fitness Facility. Admission is free. To learn more, call 0951-300-8647 or DSN 469-8647 or visit www.harlemglobetrotters.com.
Monthly locker sign-out
Freedom Fitness Facility's monthly locker sign-out is back and at no cost. Beginning Dec. 1, customers can bring their own lock and leave their gear in the gym. Lockers must be renewed every 30 days or the locks will be removed. To sign an agreement and learn the security and hygiene requirements, visit the front desk. To learn more, call the facility at 0951-300-7597 or DSN 469-7597.
New post shuttle schedule
A new shuttle bus schedule takes effect Dec. 1. Find the new schedule at www.bamberg.army.mil/directorates/dol/docs/postshuttle.pdf. Due to low utilization, the post shuttle will no longer run on USAREUR holidays and U.S. federal holidays as of Dec. 1. The post shuttle is scheduled to run between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. and Saturdays between 10 a.m. and noon.
Those wishing to use the shredder at the Recycling Center for paper, CDs and DVDs can make an appointment at DSN 469-7598 or 469-9007.
Are you retiring from the Army in two years? Are you already retired from the Army? Are you married to or living with a Soldier? Take a brief survey to help the U.S. Army Public Health Command develop resources for the Army family. Visit https://www.keysurvey.com/f/517684/30d6/ to take the survey.
English as a Second Language Classes
English as a Second Language classes will take place each Monday and Tuesday in the Family Advocacy Program classroom, Bldg. 7487 on Armor Drive behind the flower shop. ESL Level 1 will meet from 9 to 10:30 a.m., Level 2 from 10:30 am. to noon and Level 3 from 12:30 to 2 p.m. All U.S. ID cardholders are eligible to attend. For more information, call 0951-300-7777.
Postal Service Center Hours
Effective now, the Postal Service Center opening hours are from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for the finance windows and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. for mail and package pickup. Official mail pickup is open from 10 a.m. to noon and 2 to 4 p.m.
Community Flea Markets
Come and sell your unwanted items or search for a great find at the Community Flea Markets from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. the second Saturday of the month at Summerall Field near the Community Activity Center.
Emergency Placement Care Program
The Emergency Placement Care Program, which provides a safe and caring environment to children in crisis, is looking for Emergency Placement Care Providers who will open their homes to children in need. To learn more, call Army Community Service at 0951-300-8397/7777.
Parenting Skill Builder Classes
Bamberg Family Life Center New Parenting Skills Classes start the first Tuesday of every month and meet from 9 to 11 a.m. for four sessions. Learning the skills to parent with love and logic can help make parenting fun and rewarding, instead of stressful and chaotic. You will learn practical tools and techniques to build respectful, healthy relationships with children and help prepare children for the real world. To learn more, to register or to sign up for child care, call 0951-300-1570/8141.
CLOSURES AND CHANGES
Restaurant operating hours
The operating hours for Popeye's and Burger King will change Dec. 7. Burger King will be open Mondays through Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Popeye's will be open Mondays through Fridays from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Drivers testing, which usually takes place Mondays, switches to Tuesdays Dec. 10 and 17 and Jan. 7, 2014, from 1 to 4 p.m. According to the Logistics Readiness Center, there is no drivers testing class Dec. 23 and 30. Drivers testing will resume its normal Monday schedule Jan. 13. Classes will be held from 7:30 a.m. to noon. To learn more, call 0951-300-8600/8351 or DSN 469 8600/8351.
Gate 1 at Weissenburgstrasse has closed permanently. Pedestrians and cyclists with a valid installation pass will still be able to enter post through the smartgates at Weissenburgstrasse and Zollnerstrasse. All vehicles have to use the autobahngate or Gate 3 at Zollnerstrasse to enter post.
New shuttle schedule
A new shuttle bus schedule is in effect now. Find the new schedule at www.bamberg.army.mil/directorates/dol/docs/postshuttle.pdf. Due to low utilization, the post shuttle will no longer run on USAREUR holidays and U.S. federal holidays as of Dec. 1. The post shuttle is scheduled to run between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. and Saturdays between 10 a.m. and noon.
Exchange hours changes
Hours of operations for Exchange stores have changed. Main Exchange, PXtra, BookMark, PowerZone and Military Clothing will be closed Mondays and open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays; Shoppette and gas station will be open Mondays through Sundays from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Barber Shop, Mobile Center, New Car Sales and Stylique Salon will be closed Sundays and Mondays and be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. The Day Spa will be closed Sundays through Tuesdays and be open Wednesdays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Flower Shop will be closed Saturdays through Mondays and open from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays. Enterprise Car Rental will be closed Sundays and open Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Car Care Center will be closed Sundays and open Mondays through Fridays from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Popeyes will be open Mondays through Fridays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Burger King will be open Mondays through Fridays from 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Subway will be open Mondays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The Food Court will be closed Mondays and open Tuesdays through Sundays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. To learn more, visit shopmyexchange.com.
Bank changes hours
Community Bank is changing its hours at USAG Bamberg. Effective now, the bank will be open Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The bank will be closed Saturdays, Sundays and German holidays. To learn more, call 0951-300-8778 or DSN 469-8778.
Day spa operating days
The day spa has shortened operating days. The spa will only be open Wednesdays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The spa will be closed Sundays through Tuesdays.
Optical Shop Closure
The Optical Shop is now closed. Customers in need of optical services after the closure can visit the optical shops at other garrisons.
YOUTH AND TEENS
The Bamberg Teen Center hosts a free lock-in Dec. 7 following the Harlem Globetrotters game. The lock-in ends Sunday morning at 7 a.m. No pre-signups are required, but youths must be registered with Child, Youth and School Services. To learn more, call 0951-300-8950.
The Child, Youth and School Services winter sport season is near, and it is now time to sign up. Basketball will be available to youths ages 3 to 15 and will run from Jan. 14 to March 13, 2014. Youths ages 3 to 7 will practice once a week, and youths 8 to 15 will practice twice a week. Practices consist of conditioning and skill-building. In-house games will be a possibility based on the number of participants. Signups take place at Parent Central Services or on Webtrac now through Dec. 20. The cost is $10 for all age groups. To learn more, call 469-7523.
The Women Infant and Children, or WIC, overseas program provides eligible participants with food supplements and nutrition education. If you are a pre- or post-natal woman or have a child of 0 to 5 years of age, call WIC to see if you qualify. WIC is located in the ACS building. To learn more, call 0951-300-7913/9493 or DSN 469-7913/9493.
Military Youth of the Year
The Military Youth of the Year is a Boys & Girls Club of America recognition program that partners with the Military Child and Youth Services. Local clubs recognize members ages 14 to 18 as Youth of the Month winners and select a Youth of the Year, who then participates in state competitions. State winners each receive a $1,000 scholarship and participate in regional competitions. Five regional winners each receive a $10,000 scholarship and compete on the national level. The National Youth of the Year receives up to an additional $50,000 scholarship and is installed by the president of the United States. Visit the JFK Youth Center, Bldg. 7663, to pick up an application or call 0951-300-8871 and ask for Destiny Cilumba for more details.
SPORTS, HEALTH AND FITNESS
Freedom Fitness Facility
The Freedom Fitness Facility is currently offering cycling/spin classes and personal training sessions. To learn more, call 0951-300-8890 or DSN 469-8890.
Christmas tree ornament trip
Christmas tree ornaments originated in Thuringen, Germany, in the mid-19th century when glass blowers in Lauscha began stringing glass beads and other shapes to put on Christmas trees. Outdoor Recreation hosts a trip to Lauscha Dec. 7. The trip costs $35 for adults and $20 for children 3 and younger. The trip departs Outdoor Recreation at 10 a.m. and returns at 8 p.m. To learn more, call 0951-300-9376 or DSN 469-9376.
Regensburg Christmas market
Smell roasted almonds, purchase a nutcracker and enjoy the holiday spirit with Outdoor Recreation when they take a trip to the Regensburg Christmas Market Dec. 14. The trip costs $35 and includes transportation. The trip departs the chapel parking lot at 10 a.m. and returns approximately at 7 p.m. To learn more, call 0951-300-9376 or DSN 469-9376.
Stubai ski and snowboard trip
Outdoor Recreation makes a trip to Stubai, Austria, Dec. 14 through 15. The trip costs $129 and includes transportation and one night of double occupancy lodging. Skiers and snowboarders can rent gear from Outdoor Recreation for $25. The trip departs Dec. 14 at 2 a.m. and returns Dec. 15 at approximately 11 p.m. To learn more, call 0951-300-9376 or DSN 469-9376.
Parking in front of the Child Development Center is for patron drop-off and pickup only. Other parking opportunities nearby include in front of the Basics Building, in front of Community Bank and the PX/Commissary parking lot.
Military Council of Catholic Women
The Military Council of Catholic Women meets Thursdays at the chapel. Mass begins at noon, followed by fellowship, lunch and study group from 12:30 to 2 p.m. To learn more, email email@example.com.
Arts and Crafts
Take part in the crafter's club at noon every Tuesday at the Arts and Crafts classroom on the first floor of Bldg. 7047. Join the fun. Crafters get together to share ideas, tips and tricks on a variety of crafts. Learn something new or share your knowledge. The event is free. To learn more, call 0951-300-8659 or DSN 469-8659.
The USAG Bamberg Retirement Services Officer/Casualty Manager is located in Bldg. 7290, Room 208, next to Burger King. To learn more, call 0951-300-7514.
Ray's Diner Hours
Every weekday, Ray's Diner serves breakfast from 7 to 9 a.m., lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and dinner from 5 to 6:30 p.m. During the weekends and four-day weekends, breakfast is served at 8 to 9 a.m., lunch at 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and dinner at 3:30 to 5 p.m.
Child, Youth and School Services SKIES Unlimited offers lessons in fine arts for those ages 6 to 12, kinder German ages 6 to 9 with parents, gymnastics for various age groups, kickboxing for those ages 5 to 18 and piano for those ages 6 to 18. To learn more, call 0951-300-7452.
Burning documents in a burn barrel is not allowed on post. All paper that needs to be disposed of must be shredded at the Recycling Center. They accept paper each Tuesday from 1 to 4 p.m. or by appointment. The garrison receives a credit for each kilogram of paper turned in through the recycling program. For more information, call the environmental office at 0951-300-8426.
Take part in the woodworkers roundtable every Wednesday at the Arts and Crafts woodshop on the second floor of Bldg. 7047. Get tips, tricks and new ideas. The event is free. To learn more, call 0951-300-8659 or DSN 469-8659.
Space Camp Scholarship
Children enrolled in sixth through ninth grade, whose parent are active-duty military, mobilized guard, Reserve, post-9/11 veterans or service members who died while serving, can apply for the Military Child Education Bernard Curtis Brown II Memorial Space Camp Scholarship. The scholarship covers full tuition, which includes round-trip transportation to Space Camp, meals, lodging and program/materials. To learn more or to apply, visit www.militarychild.org/parents-and-students/scholarships.
Coaches are still needed for all youth sports. You don't have to be a parent to volunteer. If you know a single Soldier that would be interested in volunteering, have them visit the Youth Sports office in Bldg. 7669 or call 0951-300-7523.
Baseball, Softball and T-ball Registration
Registration is now open for Child, Youth and School Services baseball, softball and T-ball. These sports are open to children ages 3 to 15. The cost for baseball and softball are $45 and the cost for T-ball (ages 3 to 5) is $20. Visit Parent Central Services in Bldg. 7340 or visit Webtrac to sign up.