Moving to Schweinfurt?
Welcome to the Schweinfurt Team! Whether you're moving here with family members or pets, or arriving unaccompanied, it's important to us that you arrive safely and stress-free. We've provided you guidance below to assist you in a seamless and fluid transition. From the Schweinfurt Team, Welcome!
To request a sponsor or find out who your sponsor is, go to the EASI-Gate portal and sign in using your AKO username and password.
Need help finding your sponsor? Send an e-mail requesting sponsorship. Please provide name, rank, unit and estimated time of arrival. Also, provide family information and if they are coming with you and when.
Sponsorship Checklist - A checklist for all Sponsors to ensure great sponsorship for all new Soldiers and families arriving to the community
POC for unit sponsorship: email@example.com, DSN 353-8682, CIV 09721-96-8682
If you arrive in Ramstein, you should take the Patriot Express. For all Soldiers and family members on Permanent Change of Station (PCS) orders, the weekly Patriot Express flight out of Ramstein Air Force Base will serve all stateside travel needs. The flights leave every Tuesday, and connection from Schweinfurt will be by a free Shuttle Bus leaving from the Bradley Inn on Tuesday mornings. For more information, contact DSN 334-6915, CIV 06969-597-3815.
Upon arrival to Schweinfurt you will be greeted at Building 40 on Conn Barracks by a member of the staff for the Central Processing Facility. After a 5 minute orientation, you will be released to your unit. You will need 10 copies of your orders and your DA 31 (Leave Form) when you arrive to Schweinfurt. More...
Central Processing Facility, Schweinfurt
Conn Barracks, Bldg 40
If calling from the U.S., 011-49-9721-8830/8675/8814/8820
For temporary lodging for all in-processing personnel, use the Bradley Inn.
Housing (Permanent residence)
Important: Concurrent travel is authorized for all Families regardless of Grade and Bedroom requirement. Due to upcoming Base Closure please contact the Housing Office for additional information on housing availability. Please consider the fact that family pets and large inventories/large-sized furniture of your personal household goods may not fit into government-controlled housing (apartments/duplexes) or private rental housing on the economy. We have government furnishings and appliances on-hand for your use during your tour here. Contact the housing office for further information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Loaner Furniture - Residents can borrow government furniture for up to 90 days.
Soldiers In-processing (2-week program for Soldiers)
Culture College (1-day program for Soldiers)
Newcomers Meet and Greet (1 hour)
German Language Class for Beginners (1-month program for all)
Children and Youth (1-day program)
Finance Office (Finance Customer Support Team-FCST)
Conn Barracks, Bldg. 40
If calling from the U.S., dial 011-49-9721-96-8725/8855
Shipping & Claims
Children and Youth
Child Development Center (0-5 yr old child care)
Sure Start (pre-K)
School-Aged Services (K-5th grade after school)
Youth Center (6th-12th grade after school opportunities)
Dangerous dogs - Breeds considered to be dangerous by the Bavarian government must be registered with officials or, in some cases, cannot come into Bavaria at all.
Health Certificates - When traveling to Germany from the US, current vaccinations and a health certificate are required. Health certificates must be obtained from a military veterinarian or civilian USDA accredited Veterinarian.
Pet Passports - Required for traveling within the EU for all pets.
Arriving with pets – When arriving, you might be instructed to stay at the garrison’s Army lodging at the Bradley Inn. The Bradley Inn allows pets but rooms are limited. Contact the Bradley Inn prior to arrival. Visit the Bradley Inn page.
Military Personnel Division
Women, Infants and Children
Schweinfurt WIC Overseas Program
Poplar St., Bldg 574
97421 Schweinfurt, Germany
If calling from the U.S., dial 011-49-9721-96-6791
Cell Phones - Germany has the same cell phone capabilities as in the States. Most people will not be able to use their stateside numbers or cell phones in Germany. Cell phones and cell phone plans are sold at reasonable prices both on and off post.
Computers/Internet - You will be able to use your stateside computer in Germany. Ensure you switch it over to 220 volts. There are numerous internet providers both on and off post that offer service. Wireless internet services are available at Rohr's Diner and Schweinfurt Library both on Ledward Barracks, Finney Recreation Center on Conn Barracks and the Kessler Bowling Center on Kessler Field/Yorktown Village. Computers with free internet are available at Schweinfurt Library, Finney Recreation Center and the Yellow Ribbon Room at Ledward Barracks.
Electronics - The Army barracks run on regular 110 volts while off-post, government-leased and private rental housing run on 220 volts. Plan accordingly. If you want to use an American appliance (110 volts) when living off-post, or where only German electrical outlets (220 volts) are available, you will need a transformer. Used transformers are often available at the Thrift Shop. New transformers can be purchased at AAFES. More about transformers...
Taxes - The Tax Relief program enables members of the U.S. Forces to buy goods and services on the German economy without paying the 19% value-added tax (VAT). This tax is automatically included in the price of all merchandise in German stores. VAT forms are available for specified individuals who work for and/or with the U.S. military and their Families. More...