Housing

There is a housing office located on Buechel. It is highly recommend newcomers speak with the housing representative prior to their arrival. Newcomers can call 02867-952-212 Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 8 a.m. to noon, and Wednesdays from noon to 4 p.m.

Items to consider
Please let the housing representative know if you have children or pets. This will determine ideal location and housing availability. Click 
here for more information on setting up your home once you arrive.

pet policy

The rules and guidelines for moving to Germany with a pet are very strict. Click here to ensure there are no issues once you arrive at the airport.

Passports & license

Passports

Family members may travel with a tourist passport but are required to have a No-Fee Passport to include a SOFA stamp that allows them to remain in country for more than 90 days. It is suggested that spouses/dependents obtain their No-Fee Passport with SOFA stamp prior to arrival. However, if you are unable to do so you may obtain the No-Fee Passport and SOFA stamp at the Spangdahlem Military Personnel Section Passport Office. Call DSN: 314-452-6554, Comm: 011-49-656561-6554 or click here for more information.

Drivers License
Active-duty personnel and eligible family members will be required to test for a USAREUR drivers license upon arrival if they have not done so prior to arrival. This is mandatory if you plan to drive in Germany. Click here for more information on obtaining a drivers license.


Shipping a Vehicle
Each active duty member may ship one vehicle at the government's expense. Click 
here for more information on how to successfully ship your vehicle.

getting involved

There are many great ways for active duty members and their families to get involved in the community. The following are groups and organizations available on base:

 

Top Four
Defenders Association
Buechel Spouses Group

Key Spouse Program


702nd MUNSS

Education & Schools

DoDEA Schools

DoDEA Europe operates schools at Spangdahlem and Bitburg with classes ranging from kindergarten through 12th grade. The elementary and middle schools are located at Spangdahlem Air Base, and the high school is located at Bitburg Annex.  Bus service is available for families with school-aged children living on the economy with limited pick-up and drop off locations.

Registration for school begins anytime upon arrival. Parents may also register at any time during the school year. To enroll in kindergarten, children must be 5 years old by Sept. 1, and 6 years old by Sept. 1 to enroll in first grade.

The following items are needed to register:
Complete set of current orders
Shot records
Verification of birth date (passport/birth certificate)
Social Security Number

Visit the following websites for more information:
Bitburg High School
Spangdahlem Elementary School
Spangdahlem Middle School

Colleges and Universities
Active duty members and their families have educational opportunities available to them at Buechel as well. Classes are offered each semester at Buechel, contingent upon participation, in addition to online classes. For those who are currently working on or want to begin their studies toward a college degree, University of Maryland University College has an on-base representative. Call 02678-952-256 to find out what courses and services are offered.

There are also representatives from Central Texas College, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, University of Oklahoma and the University of Phoenix are located at the Spangdahlem AB education center.

 

Buechel Base Services

Community Support Center
This office provides information, programs and activities to ease the stress associated with PSCing as well as activities and programs for single Airmen and those with families. Call 02678-952-304 for more information and hours of operation.

Officer/Enlisted Club "Tornado Tavern"

This combined club offers a variety of drinks and beverages along with an assortment of snack food items, salads, pizzas and sandwiches. For entertainment, we have a 65" television with a satellite connection and VCR, several Xbox 360 video game systems, dartboard, ping-pong table, pool table, corn hole, a projection system, and outdoor playground. Club members receive a free meal on his/her birthday, member incentives during events throughout the year, and a Friday discount on meals. Call DSN: 456-5299 or COMM: 02678-952-299.

Coffee Bar
The coffee bar is located within the condensed shopette at the Community Activity Center. Call DSN: 456-5303/ or COMM: 02678-952-303.

Fitness Center
Come check out the workout machines, free weights, and fitness programs available. Also located downstairs from the Community Activity Center is a fitness center with a dance floor and children’s area. Call DSN: 456-5352 or COMM: 02678-952-352.

Library
The library offers books, DVDs, CDs, travel guides, and language guides. Call DSN: 456-5210 or COMM: 02678-952-210.

"Eagles Nest" Dining FacilityThis two-time Hennessy Award winning dining facility is open for breakfast and lunch. It is not limited to active duty, families are welcome!

Post Office
The post office offers USPS services. Check with your sponsor to obtain a mailbox prior to your arrival. Contact the Postmaster at DSN: 456-5235 or COMM: 02678-952-235.

Shoppette
The shoppette offers snacks, drinks and household items for purchase. Call DSN: 456-5303/ or COMM: 02678-952-303.