BABENHAUSEN, Germany — The driver’s testing office on Babenhausen Casern will administer its last tests on June 27, according to Darmstadt community officials.

The office is closing due to lack of customers and as part of the ongoing transformation process, said Silvia Claussen, a manager in the Darmstadt Driver’s Testing Office, which oversees the Babenhausen operation.

Claussen said the impact would be minimal, since the Babenhausen office is open only once a week and business is light. As things stand, the last day of testing will be June 27, Claussen said.

In January, U.S. Army Europe announced the 1st Battalion, 27th Field Artillery Regiment and two batteries of the 5-7 Air Defense Artillery Battalion would leave Babenhausen. Also on the list was the 71st Ordnance Battalion. In all, about 565 soldiers will be affected.

AAFES food court to host Aviano PC WarsAVIANO AIR BASE, Italy — There aren’t a lot of places on base big enough to host dozens of computer gamers at once. And even fewer would serve food to such a crowd.

So the latest episode of Aviano PC Wars is heading back to the Army and Air Force Exchange Services food court on June 10. The food court has hosted the event before, though recently gamers have been playing once a month in the base’s community center.

Airman 1st Class Jienelle Arevalo, one of the organizers, said gamers will be playing “Battlefield 2,” a shooter game where as many as 64 people can play a single scenario at one time.

Arevalo said teams would likely play against one another in a tournament, with winners getting a variety of prizes.

Games start at 6 p.m. and continue until 2 a.m. AAFES will provide a sandwich and two drinks for $5. More information is available at

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