Relocation Readiness Program
- Here to help
Services include providing arrival information, newcomers orientations and tours, and a well stocked lending closet of kitchen and household supplies. Cultural adaptation classes are offered to assist in adjusting quickly in Germany. Sponsorship training, PCS briefings and Smooth Move classes ensure that all are prepared as they leave the Wiesbaden area.
- Lending Closet
Borrow loaner kits that include basic kitchen items (pots, pans, dishes, silverware, etc.) while you wait for your household goods. Items such as irons, coffee makers, play pens and high chairs are available for a loan period of 60 days. A copy of your orders and ID card are required to check out loan closet items.
Starting March 1, 2016, the Lending Closet is open Monday through Wednesday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Thursday from 1-3 p.m.
- Welcome Packets
Welcome packets include on– and off-post information (e.g. brochures and information booklets on the local community, including events, shopping, restaurants, city maps and more).
- Sponsorship Training
Classes are designed for service members to learn how to properly assist and sponsor incoming service members, civilian employees and family members during the relocation process. The intent is to minimize problems associated with relocating to a new duty station.
- Host Nation Orientation
Learn about German customs, culture and phrases while being introduced to your new community to include several military agencies. Enjoy a walking tour of downtown Wiesbaden where you will learn how to use the public transportation ticket machines and to read train and bus schedules.
- Language Classes
- English As A Second Language -- Become familiar with basic English language rules. Classes are offered in six-week increments with different levels of teaching.
- German Language -- You will learn the basics and other phrases of the German language and cultural differences, which will help you while you travel in and around Germany during your tour. Class also covers German modern life and cultural norms.
- Foreign-Born Spouses
Learn about different lifestyles including the American way of life, the military lifestyle and also about the culture of Germany.
- Spouse Sponsorship
This program is designed to connect incoming spouses with “seasoned” ones. Much like the Soldier Sponsorship, ACS provides training and meetings for spouses to network with each other. This is available for military and civilian, male and female, new and seasoned spouses.
- Helpful Links
Local Department of Defense Dependents Schools:
- Aukamm Elementary School -- http://www.dodea.edu/Europe/Kaiserslautern/Wiesbaden/AukammES/index.cfm
- Hainerberg Elementary School -- http://www.dodea.edu/Europe/Kaiserslautern/Wiesbaden/HainerbergES/index.cfm
- Wiesbaden Middle School -- http://www.dodea.edu/Europe/Kaiserslautern/Wiesbaden/WiesbadenMS/index.cfm
- Wiesbaden High School -- http://www.dodea.edu/Europe/Kaiserslautern/Wiesbaden/WiesbadenHS/index.cfm
U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden And Other Helpful Websites
- USAG Wiesbaden home page -- www.wiesbaden.army.mil
- Monthly Community Information Briefing -- www.wiesbaden.army.mil/sites/news/CIB/CIB.pdf
- Garrison Weekly Things To Do -- www.wiesbaden.army.mil/sites/about/ttd/TTD.pdf
- Military Installations -- www.militaryinstallations.dod.mil
- Volunteer Opportunities and Online Training -- www.armyonesource.com
- Frankfurt U.S. Consulate -- http://frankfurt.usconsulate.gov
- Find-It Guide -- www.finditguide.com
- Free Intro to German Online Course -- http://www.dw.de/learn-german/german-courses/s-2547
- Wiesbaden City Website -- www.wiesbaden.de/en/index.php
- By Bus, Bahn, Taxi or Tow --www.wiesbaden.army.mil/sites/local/publictransport50.asp
- Frankfurt Airport Flight Status -- www.frankfurt-airport.com/en/flights---more/flights.html
Local agency/organization Facebook pages
- AFN Wiesbaden
- Amelia Earhart Playhouse Public page
- American Red Cross Wiesbaden
- Army Wellness Center Wiesbaden
- Garrison Wiesbaden
- Strong Teams Café—Wiesbaden DFAC
- Wiesbaden Arts and Crafts
- Wiesbaden Auto Skills Center
- Wiesbaden BOSS
- Wiesbaden Community Schools
- Wiesbaden Community Spouses Club
- Wiesbaden Entertainment Center
- Wiesbaden Family and MWR
- Wiesbaden FIT (Families, Infants, & Toddlers)
- Wiesbaden German-American Kontakt Club
- Wiesbaden Health Clinic
- Wiesbaden PX Main Exchange
- Wiesbaden Special Events
- USAG Wiesbaden Army Education Center, USO Rhein Main
Hours of Operation
|Monday||8 a.m. - 5 p.m.|
|Tuesday||8 a.m. - 5 p.m.|
|Wednesday||8 a.m. - 5 p.m.|
|Thursday||1 p.m. - 5 p.m.|
|Friday||8 a.m. - 5 p.m.|
|Training Holidays||Open regular hours|
Moving is a fact of military life
It is also one of life’s high-stress events. The Relocation Readiness Program supports America’s mobile Army through educational training, guidance and outreach efforts. Available in group and individual settings.
Willkommen to Deutschland!