Community events

Due to recently announced host nation regulations to prevent the spread of COVID-19, some community events may be cancelled or postponed. Please verify the status before making plans to attend a community event.

Kaiserslautern winter sports registration open

Registration for Kaiserslautern Winter Sports is open until Dec. 31. To register your child in two-week sessions of Basketball Camp (ages 5-15), Boxing Skills Camp (ages 10-15) Bowling Camp (ages 10-15) or Advanced Basketball Camp (ages 16-18) contact Parent Central Services by phone or online through Webtrac. An appointment must be made for in-person registration. Cost is $45. For more information and to register, contact Parent Central Services, Rhine Ordnance Bks., Bldg. 162, 541-9065/9066/9067, 0611-143-531-9065/9066/9067.

Kaiserslautern Start Smart basketball/soccer/baseball registration open

Start Smart is a “child/parent interactive” program led by a Sports & Fitness Specialist for ages 3-4. Sessions are 45 minutes long and are held twice a week for 3 weeks. Cost is $25 with registration open until Dec. 31, or until sessions are full. Register through WebTrac, by phone, or in person with an appointment at Parent Central Services, Rhine Ordnance Bks., Bldg. 162, 541-9065/9066/9067, 0611-143-531-9065/9066/9067.

Golf Pro available

Whether you are just getting into golf or have a long-time love for the sport, Rolling Hills Golf Course has you covered! A Professional Golf Association Golf Pro is on staff to teach golf lessons to both youth and adults in Baumholder. Want to take lessons with a friend or partner? Ask about group offers. For more information during the winter season, contact Outdoor Recreation, Smith Bks, Bldg. 8167, 531-3401, 0611-143-531-3401.

Updated VAT services and locations

Take advantage of the convenience of the newest VAT office on Vogelweh Housing at Armstrong’s Club, Bldg. 1036! Open Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-5 p.m., closed between 1-2 p.m. for lunch. All the VAT Offices located in both Baumholder and Kaiserslautern have services Mon-Fri. on an appointment-only basis. For more information to include individual facility hours of operation and contact information, go to or

Kaiserslautern Outdoor Recreation seasonal rentals

Don’t be caught off guard this winter! Rent all the equipment you need for your next ski and snowboard trip from Outdoor Recreation and keep it until the first weekend in May! Seasonal rentals for adult skis or snowboards is $169 and for children ages 12 and under is $139. Contact Kaiserslautern Outdoor Recreation, Pulaski Bks., Bldg. 2905, 0631-3406-4117.

Halftime Sports Bar now offering takeout only

The Halftime Sports Bar is open for takeout only Mon-Thu, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 4-7 p.m., Fri, 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. and 4-10 p.m., Sat, 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m., closed on Sundays. Enjoy great burgers, Reubens and classic bar food at home or at work when you take it to-go! The menu can be found at: Call in your order ahead of time, or stop by! 486-6107 or 06371-86-6107.

Order from Hideaway Bistro & Grill

Head over to Armstrong’s Club (Vogelweh Housing, Bldg. 1036) where the Hideaway Bistro & Grill is now serving a menu of American classics with delicious meals from salads to burgers, bar food classics, even pizza and tacos! Offering delivery to Vogelweh Housing during hours of operation, Mon-Fri 11 a.m.-2 p.m. & 5-10 p.m., Sat 5-10 p.m., closed Sundays. Currently all orders are for takeout or delivery. Take a look at the menu by going to and calling 0157-3049-2529 to place your order.

Baumholder Outdoor Recreation Services available

Borders might be closed and travel and outings as we know them might look different right now but Baumholder Outdoor Recreation is still offering great ways to keep busy and have fun! Rentals by phone reservation are still available for most items such as bikes (mountain and E-bikes), limited day passes for the fishing pond, fishing rod rental, as well as storage unit rentals. Be ready to roll out when trips start back up when you purchase a trip voucher for $20, $50 or $100! Retail shop is open Mon-Fri from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. by appointment only. For more information and to make your rentals and reservations, contact Baumholder Outdoor Recreation, Smith Bks., Bldg. 8167, 531-3401; 0611-143-531-3401.

Libraries in Kaiserslautern and Baumholder

The USAG RP Libraries, Landstuhl, Kleber Kaserne, and Baumholder offer call-in/email book orders and pick-up service. Returned items are promptly checked in after a quarantine period. To place a book order by email for Kleber Library, email Landstuhl email orders can be sent to and Baumholder orders can be sent to Hours of operation for each facility are as follows: Kleber Branch, Kleber Kaserne, Bldg. 3205, 483-1740, 06314-11-174, Mon-Fri from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Landstuhl Library, Landstuhl, Bldg. 3810, 486-7322, 06371-86-7322, Mon-Thu 10 a.m.-5 p.m. & Fri 1-4 p.m.; Baumholder, Smith Bks., Bldg. 8332, 531-2841, 0611-143-531-2841, Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-3 p.m. All facilities are closed on all holidays.

Arts & Crafts Center open

The main Arts & Crafts Center is open as follows: Tue-Fri, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. & Sat from 12-5 p.m. Currently, classes are suspended but services such as custom framing, engraving, balloon orders, limited ceramics and bisque painting as well as the photo kiosk are still available. For more information, contact Arts & Crafts Center, Smith Bks., Bldg. 8104, 531-2895, 0611-143-531-2895.

USAG Rheinland Pfalz Automotive Skills Centers by appointment only

Take advantage of the Automotive Skills Centers in your area. Car Wash operation is also open and staff will be disinfecting wands and vacuum cleaners several times a day for your safety. Auto Skills Centers are open with each bay limited to one customer at a time. Current hours of operation are: Baumholder, Tue-Sat from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Landstuhl, Mon-Sat from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Pulaski, Mon-Sun from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information or to make an appointment, contact Landstuhl Automotive Skills Center, Wilson Bks., Bldg. 3800, 06371-493-1628, Pulaski Automotive Skills Center, Pulaski Bks., Bldg. 2859, 0631-350-2323 or Baumholder Automotive Skills Center, Smith Bks., Bldg. 8438, 531-2949, 0611-143-531-2949.

Pulaski Automotive Skills Center Speedy Lube now open on Saturdays by appointment only

Does it feel like you don’t have enough time in the week to get all your to-dos done? Now open Saturdays, the Speedy Lube on Pulaski is making it even easier to get your vehicle’s services done! Perfect for the changing seasons, get your oil and tires changed, and remember, you need to have those winter or all-season tires mounted as soon as possible! For more information, contact Pulaski Automotive Skills Center, Pulaski Bks., Bldg. 2859, 493-4167, 0631-3406-4167.

Santa writes back

The Aquatic Center has a direct connection to the Big Man himself, Santa Claus, and they are helping him out this year in a big way by being the middle man for all those Santa letters! Drop your letters (enclosed with $1 per letter) at the Baumholder Java Café (located in the CMR building) in the North Pole Express Box with your return address before Dec. 23. Each letter will be read and responded to by Santa and will be returned with Rudolf’s stamp of approval. For more information, contact the Aquatic Center, Wetzel Kaserne, Bldg. 8897/8895, 531-2901/2904, 0611-143-531-2901/2904.

Photos with Santa’s sleigh

Jolly ol’ St. Nick is spreading the holiday spirit at Baumholder Outdoor Recreation where his sled is on loan until Dec. 23! Since world health restrictions have hampered his traditional photo op, he has left us the next best thing, his sleigh, for this year’s photo taking pleasure! By reservation only, families will have 20 minutes to take pictures on the sleigh. If you don’t have a camera, Outdoor Recreation will have one onsite but please bring a USB or memory card to bring the memories home with you. For more information and to make your reservation, contact Baumholder Outdoor Recreation, Smith Bks., Bldg. 8167, 0611-143-531-3401, 531-3401.

Online Job Fair – Army Europe

USAG Rheinland-Pfalz Army Community Service (ACS) is inviting job seekers that are Transitioning Service Members, military spouses, DOD civilian spouses and family members looking for a job to register for this online event. The event will allow you to video chat with OCONUS and CONUS-based employers Jan. 14 from 12-3 p.m. A list of employers and job openings will be available on the USAG Rheinland-Pfalz ACS Facebook page as well as at the ACS and SFL-TAP Centers. Advance RSVP is required by Jan. 13 to prove DOD eligibility status. RSVP by visiting cfm?i=582401&k=0769400D7B56. For more information, call ACS at 541-9000, 0611-143-541-9000.

Armstrong’s No Cook Friday

Take the load off yourself, family or friends after a long week with No Cook Friday Dec. 18! Take home your choice of Red Thai Curry with jasmine rice (Adult: $9, Child: $7), or XL Schnitzel with a Mushroom Cream Sauce served with either fries or noodles. (Adult: $10, Child: $7) All orders must be placed in advance by Dec.17 by ordering on Webtrac or paying at any MWR facility. Child and Youth Service Patrons can pay at their Child and Youth Service program. For more information go to

Christmas Dinner to-go at Armstrong’s Club

Don’t lose time with your loved ones on Christmas by spending the whole day in the kitchen. Pre-order your Christmas meal today and pick it up Christmas day at Armstrong’s Club. Serve a five ($90) or ten-person meal ($160) that includes a whole turkey breast and pork roast (each being 1.4 lbs. for 5 people, 2.8 lbs. for 10 people), stuffing, gravy, red wine sauce, spaetzle with roasted bread crumbs, garlic flavored mashed potatoes, green beans, butter carrots, rolls and finish it off with a chocolate cake! All orders must be placed in advance by Dec. 21 by ordering on Webtrac or paying at any MWR facility. Child and Youth Service Patrons can pay at their Child and Youth Service program. For more information go to