Just a quick one, I'm posted to Paderborn just now and was hoping to visit an American PX soon to buy some odds and ends for the house, plus get a mega supply of Mountain Dew, Fruit Loops, etc. Does anyone have an idea what one would be closest to here?
There's a small one in JHQ Rheindahlen, but should have what you are after. You can call in on the way to Paderborn. You will just need your MOD 90 and (perhaps, can't remember sorry) your NAAFI ration card
Up until 3 years ago I was responsible for the inventories for AAFES in Europe, sadly many of them have gone and unless major U-turns took place, JHQ is the last in the Northwest of Germany the next accessable ones are Ramstein, Heidleberg, Spangdahlen, SHAPE (if you can get access), US Embassy Brussels (if you have access), Geilenkirchen-Natex.
Sadly Giessen, Wiesbaden, Mainz-Kastel and Hanau got mothballed although I am not sure about Wiesbaden and Darmstadt.
On a plus note, Garmisch is still open along with Stuttgart and if you are the Arty type then Grafenwoehr. Ramstein now has a massive new Supermall so if you get a chance take a look, though you might want to leave the wife outside