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
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.
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.
The coffee bar is located within the condensed shopette at the Community Activity Center. Call DSN: 456-5303/ or COMM: 02678-952-303.
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.
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!
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.
The shoppette offers snacks, drinks and household items for purchase. Call DSN: 456-5303/ or COMM: 02678-952-303.
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.
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.
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:
Buechel Spouses Group
Key Spouse Program