Human resources has new location, services consolidate

by Ignacio “Iggy” Rubalcava
U.S. Army Garrison Baumholder Public Affairs

A concept to consolidate all Baumholder newcomers functions has been in the planning for five years and on Jan. 23 the first phase of this plan became a reality when the Directorate of Human Resources opened for business in its new facility in Bldg. 8660.

If you need a new ID card, passport, retiree assistance, casualty assistance or any other personal service, the new facility now offers one-stop assistance for all these services and more. The DHR began its move Jan. 14 into Bldg. 8660, across from the Postal Service Center. The move provides a more central location for services critical to the community. Some of the DHR services were limited or closed during the move but now all services have resumed at their new location in Bldg. 8660.
“In this building we find such services as ID cards, passports, finance and in-processing as well as the military personnel division.

This makes it a one-stop shop for our new Soldiers arriving. It makes it easy for the community to get the services they need in one specific location,” said Chris Macri, director of human resources. “This is truly a great opportunity to provide services for the Garrison, for the community and the folks that live here and work here and play here,” he said.

Here’s a complete list of services now available in Bldg. 8660.
• Military Personnel Services
• Ration Cards
• Survivor Outreach Services
• Civilian Misconduct Actions
• In-processing (1)
• ITC (In-processing Training Center) (1)
• MilPay Finance Customer Service
• ID Cards/IACS/Passports

The Community Information Center has also moved to Bldg. 8660. Additionally, Army Community Service now offers a new service, a satellite lending closet, in Bldg. 8670. The lending closet at ACS will remain in service at its current location.
Macri talks briefly about the new facility in a video posted on the USAG Baumholder Facebook page at: The direct link to the video is available at:

“We were very happy with our passport service yesterday,” said Cheryl Dines Patterson, a DHR customer who posted her appreciation for the new facility on Facebook.