Community Events

Due to 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.

Crafting with Anastasia

Enjoy a monthly craft when you join Anastasia each month for another fun project! Pick up your project kit of the month by visiting the Arts & Crafts Center. Each kit comes with everything you need to complete your project as well as a link to watch the online how-to video. Pick up a few extra kits to mail out to family and friends and you all can have a virtual craft party anywhere, anytime! For more information, the Arts & Crafts Center, Smith Bks., Bldg. 8104, 531-2895, 0611-1433-531-2895.

Certified Water Safety Instructor: Are you a certified Water Safety Instructor?

Do you have a passion for teaching swim lessons? If so, contact the Aquatic Center to become a contractor! Enjoy sharing your passion by helping the community acquire a valuable life skill, all while setting your own hours and making extra income. For more information, contact the Aquatics Center, Wetzel Kaserne, Bldg. 8897, 531-2904, 0611-143-531-2904.

Register for RecTrac today!

Next time you visit an MWR facility such as the Arts & Crafts Center, Automotive Skills Center, the Fitness Center (to include the Aquatic Center), the Library, Outdoor Recreation, Spa or Warrior Zone, take a quick minute to register for RecTrac! RecTrac is not only free, but also your fast pass to access all fitness centers (currently for Active Duty only) and is a great way to take advantage of so many MWR services and activities in the Kaiserslautern and Baumholder community! For more information, head over to or

Effective Now

Fitness centers extended hours: Active duty members can now take advantage of the extended hours of operation at the Sembach, Kleber, Rhine Ordnance Barracks, Landstuhl, Hall of Champions and Mountaineer Fitness Centers with their doors now being open Mon-Fri: 5:30 a.m.-8 p.m., Sat & Sun: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and federal & training holidays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Please go to or for more details.

24/7 fitness center access coming soon

Active duty members can get ready and register now for 24/7 access to both the Landstuhl and Mountaineer Fitness Centers. To register, simply stop by the participating Fitness Centers to ensure you have a RecTrac account, review the updated rules and sign a liability waiver. For more information, contact either Landstuhl Fitness Center, Landstuhl, Bldg. 3720, 486-7172, 06371-86-7172 or Mountaineer Fitness Center, Smith Bks., 8220, 531-3405, 0611-143-531-3405.

SKIES virtual classes now available

Are you and your youth missing the enrichment and routine of extracurricular activities? Stay active and enhanced with SKIES Virtual Classes in gymnastics, Kuk Sool Won Korean Martial Arts and piano lessons, all from the safety and comfort of your own home. Sign-up through Webtrac or by contacting Parent Central Services in Baumholder at 531-3440, 0611-143-531-3440 or in Kaiserslautern at 541-9065/9066/9067, 0611-143-541-9065/9066/9067.

No Cook Fridays in February at the Rheinlander Convention Center

Celebrate the end of the work week with a delicious cozy meal you can pick up and bring home with you! Every Friday, the Rheinlander Convention Center is offering No Cook Fridays with new meal options each week! Today: Roast Night and Feb. 26: Grandmas Kitchen. To see all menu options and to place your order through Webtrac, visit or contact Rheinlander Convention Center, Smith Bks., Bldg. 8085, 531-2887, 0611-143-531-2887.

No Cook Fridays in February at Armstrong’s Club

Take the load off yourself, family or friends after a long week with No Cook Fridays! Get your weekend started right with a delicious meal this Friday night that you didn’t have to plan, prepare, cook and clean up after. This month’s menu options of XL schnitzels served plain with fries or with your choice of mushroom cream sauce or paprika sauce and spaetzel with breadcrumbs, roast beef with cabbage and traditional German dumplings, roasted salmon with vegetable rice and lemon sauce, and vegetarian lasagna with tomato sauce. Add a salad or Bavarian cheese spaetzel with fried onions as an additional side to any dish. Meals can be picked up between 5 and 7:30 p.m. Register and pay through WebTrac or any MWR facility is required by the close of business the Thursday before. For more information go to or contact Armstrong’s Club, Vogelweh Housing, Bldg. 1036, 541-9115, 0611-143-541-9115.

Painting with Emiliee in February

Create a new masterpiece and pick up some tips along the way when you paint your own artwork, all from the comfort of your home! This month, follow alongside Emilee online with a heart painting. Cost is $15.95 and covers supplies and materials as well as the link to the online class. For more information and registration (open Feb.15), contact the Arts & Crafts Center, Smith Bks., Bldg. 8104, 531-2895, 0611-1433-531-2895.

Virtual German Hunting Course with Baumholder Outdoor Recreation

Don’t believe the rumors that you cannot pursue your hobby of hunting or owning firearms in Germany! Register today for the German Hunting Course with Baumholder Outdoor Recreation starting Feb. 20. Over the eight week course you will cover all facets of hunting in Germany with material covering everything from land management, game disease, harvest plans as well as how you earn the right to hunt and own firearms in Germany with this lifelong certification. Course is open to U.S. ID cardholders ages 18 and over and will be required to pass background checks. For more information and to register, contact Baumholder Outdoor Recreation, Smith Bks., Bldg. 8167, 531-3401, 0611-143-531-3401.

Current 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, Wed & 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. UTAP services on Kleber Kaserne are by virtual appointment only. For more information to include individual facility hours of operation and contact information to make an appointment, go to or

Sembach Java Café reopening for takeout

The Sembach Java Café has reopened their doors for takeout and in honor of the occasion, will be offering specials for the month of February. Early risers can take advantage of the Early Bird Specials (6:30 – 7 a.m.): Tall coffee for $.99 or a tall cappuccino or latte for $1.99. Add a Danish to either for $2. Avoid post lunch drowsiness with the Afternoon Special from 1-1:30 p.m. offering a grande cappuccino or latte with a cookie for $2.99. For more information, go to for more details.

Aquatic Center closure for yearly maintenance

The Aquatic Center is currently closed for yearly maintenance. The facility we reopen on Feb. 22 with the original operating hours of Mon-Fri from 6:30 a.m-2 p.m. For wave times and cleaning closures please visit or call the Aquatic Center, Wetzel Kaserne, Bldg. 8897, 531-2901/2904,0611-143-531-2901/2904.

UTAP services available

Service with the Kleber and Baumholder UTAP offices is now available Mon-Fri. Please note, no more than three customers are allowed in the Baumholder office at a time and only one at a time at the Kleber Location. UTAP in-briefs require an appointment and are limited to five customers. For more information, contact the Baumholder UTAP Office, Smith Bks., Bldg. 8661, 531-2896, 0611-143-531-2896 or the Kleber UTAP Office, Kleber Kaserne Bldg. 3245, 541-9086 / 9091, 0611-143-541-9086 / 9091.

Kaiserslautern Outdoor Re-creation 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 rental 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.

Shawingz for takeout and delivery

Take a break and get takeout or delivery with Shawingz! The Baumholder location is open daily, seven days a week from 11 a.m.- 9 p.m. Shawingz, located in the Kazabra Club in Kaiserslautern is open Mon-Thu from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., Fri from 10 a.m.- 9 p.m., Sat from noon until 9 p.m. and Sun from noon until 8 p.m. For more information or to call in orders, Shawingz Baumholder, Smith Bks., Bldg. 8105, 531-2833, 0611-143-531-2833. Shawingz Vogelweh, Bldg. 2057, 489-7261, 06315-36-7261.

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.

Army Community Service by appointment only or online

The Baumholder (Clinic Kaserne, Bldg. 8746) and Kaiserslautern locations (Kleber Kaserne, Bldg. 3210) are available to you. To maximize social distancing, please call in advance for an appointment. Appointments can be made at both the Kleber and Baumholder offices by calling Mon-Wed & Fri from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and Thu from 8 a.m.-12 p.m., closed all holidays. For more information, please contact Kaiserslautern ACS on Kleber Kaserne at 541-9000, 0611-143-541-9000 or Baumholder ACS on Clinic Kaserne at 531-2850, 0611-143-531-2850.