In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held in the Patch Fitness Center gym at 10 a.m. Guests should be seated by 9:45 a.m.
The dress code... for the event is service dress uniform or business attire.
For those unable to attend the ceremony, it will be broadcast live on the Pentagon Channel and streamed on its website at www.pentagonchannel.mil.
Community members should be aware that during the rehearsal on May 9 and ceremony on May 10, artillery rounds will be fired between 10-10:15 a.m.
Normal traffic and parking will be disrupted before and during the event.
On May 9 at 5 p.m., the following parking areas will be closed, and owners will be contacted if their vehicles are not moved:
- All parking adjacent to Washington Square (Buildings 2305 and 2307);
- Parking area between the Patch Shoppette and Husky Field;
- All parking adjacent to the Swabian Special Events Center (Buildings 2505, 2506 and 2508)
- All parking adjacent to the Patch Fitness Center (Building 2337).
- Some overflow parking areas near housing may also close.
All blocked parking lots will be reopened at 2 p.m. on May 10.
During the ceremony, there will also be limited shuttle service on Patch Barracks. Between 9 a.m. and noon, the only shuttle stop on Patch will be at the commissary.
The K and K gate will close at 8:15 a.m. May 10. After this time, all traffic must enter the installation via the main gate. All non-ceremony traffic entering the installation will be directed according to the ceremony location, indoor or outdoor.
With minimum parking available on May 10, those needing to visit Patch Barracks are encouraged to park on Panzer Kaserne and take the shuttle bus.
Personnel working on Patch should be at work by 8:30 a.m. to avoid traffic and parking issues.