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April 19, 2013


Volume 37, number 15

KMC remembers Holocaust, honors victims Story and photo by Senior Airman Aaron-Forrest Wainwright 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs


embers of the KMC gathered at the Ramstein Community Center April 12 to attend the Holocaust Day of Remembrance event. “We must always remember the past and learn from its mistakes to create to a better present and future for ourselves and our children,” said Chaplain (Capt.) Gary Davidson, 86th Airlift Wing. “The Holocaust in my opinion is one of the darkest chapters in human history and there are a lot of lessons we need to learn from to build a better life.” The event started with a violin solo, performed by Alexandra Panchina, and Airman 1st Class Lawrence Laryea, 86th Logistics Readiness Squadron material manSee HOLOCAUST, Page 3

Marianne von Hagen-Baralt speaks during the Holocaust Day of Remembrance event April 12 at the Ramstein Community Center. Hagen-Baralt spoke about her grandfather, Albrecht von Hagen, who assisted with the assassination attempt on Adolf Hitler and her experience on growing up in post-war Germany.

NCOs get midterm professional enhancement

Tip of the Week Earth Day: Change conventional light bulbs to energy-saving light bulbs.

“The Air Force is constantly changing and evolving; we have to be cognizant of that and work together to promote those changes for the better.” — Master Sgt. Etienne Tousignant, 86th Force Support Squadron career assistance adviser

allows us to learn and become better supervisors.” The PES is available twice a year for senior NCOs and 10 times a year for NCOs to ensure those who are eligible receive the chance to attend. “NCOs are the key components that drive mission success. They are


At nearly every rank of the Air Force there is a professional development course awaiting completion. But what happens when there is a lull in training? Where do NCOs and senior NCOs go to reaffirm their values, norms and supervisory skills? What can they do to reinvigorate their core values? This was the question the Air Force set out to answer and the reason for Air Force-wide professional enhancement seminars. “It’s possible for Airmen to get

frustrated on their way to becoming great leaders, but these courses help by allowing them to sit and talk with peers who are sharing in the same supervisory conflicts,” said Master Sgt. Etienne Tousignant, 86th Force Support Squadron career assistance adviser. Tousignant added that the future of the Air Force relies on its NCOs to step up into the given roles. “The Air Force is constantly changing and evolving; we have to be cognizant of that and work together to promote those changes for the better,” Tousignant said. “There will be failures along the way, but it is failure that


by Staff Sgt. Travis Edwards 86th Airlift Wing Public affairs

Honoring military children around the world, Page 19

Ramstein gets ready ‘fore’ golf, Page 28

charged with accepting and executing all duties and responsibilities in a timely and effective manner,” said Chief Master Sgt. Lisa Booth, 86th Airlift Wing Staff Agency superintendent. “To do this, NCOs need the tools necessary to balance between their Airmen and their work; professional enhancement courses are but one of those tools in their arsenal.” Both the NCO and senior NCO courses have at least 16 required topics per Air Force Instruction 36-2624, The Career Assistance Advisor, First Term Airmen Center and Enlisted See SEMINAR, Page 2


As of April 16


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Dr. Seuss on leadership by Col. Randall Reed 521st Air Mobility Wing


am not the first and certainly not the last to turn to Theodor Geisel, better known as children’s author Dr. Seuss, for a light-hearted look at leadership. Quip for quip, let’s see what we can learn from a few rhymes from childhood times.


1. “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” (From “The Lorax”) Every one of us can make a difference, both for the mission and for another individual. If we want improvement, then let’s make it happen. 2. “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” (From “I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!”) We all understand the importance of professional military education, but we must do more than that. A good place to start is the chief of staff of the Air Force reading list. My recommendation is “Leading With Honor: Leadership Lessons from the Hanoi Hilton,” by former Air Force officer Lee Ellis. He uses the backdrop of life as a Vietnam prisoner of war to discuss one of the most fascinating human behaviors — leadership. My favorite part of the book is his formula for success: Purpose plus passion equals success. Success really is a first class ticket for the ride of life. Prepare for the trip with reading and learning. 3. “It’s not about what it is, it’s about what it can become.” (From “The Lorax”) Airmen are never satisfied with the achievements of SEMINAR, from Page 1

Professional Enhancement Programs. The specifics and standardization of senior NCO and NCO PE were established in 2009, nearly 10 years after the career assistance advisor program was created, which was for retention purposes. Both courses are geared toward growing the enlisted core professionally. “The seminar was very informative and beneficial,” said Staff Sgt. Michael Carreon, 86th Logistics Readiness Squadron unit deployment manager. “I learned how to better take care of my Airmen who work with me and how to find their strengths and weaknesses, to help them whenever problems arise.”

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yesterday. I’ve heard it said that the best way to predict the future is to make it. So, what are we waiting for?

“I’ll Teach My Dog 100 Words”) This one is simple; don’t take things at face value. Dig into it,a then decide.

4. “It all began with a shoe on the wall. A shoe on the wall shouldn’t be there at all.” (From “Wacky Wednesday”) I can’t count the many times I’ve walked past an opportunity to make a correction to fix something that wasn’t right. I’m sure that I’m the only one who’s ever done that, so do me a favor and don’t start. Continue to pick up pieces of trash on your way to the duty station. Continue to remind neighbors to respect quiet hours. Continue to confront unprofessional behavior. No more Wacky Wednesdays!

7. “I’m telling you this ’cause you’re one of my friends. My alphabet starts where your alphabet ends!” (From “On Beyond Zebra!”) We are all connected, no one is isolated. Look to the left, look to the right. Take care of the individual by your side and never leave them behind. Sound familiar?

5. “And what would you do if you met a jibboo?” (From “Oh, The Thinks You Can Think!”) This is all about readiness! I’ve had the opportunity to hear firsthand accounts of readiness from the former captain of the USS Cole, Cmdr. Kirk Lippold, as well as retired United Airlines Captain Al Haynes. Lippold’s ship was the target of a terrorist attack while Haynes’s aircraft suffered a catastrophic failure, forcing him to crash land at Sioux City, Iowa. In each case, these leaders faced unique circumstances that were not in the training or operating manuals. Nevertheless, they stared down their fears and saved the lives of others because they trained for the unexpected. Moments before their worst day, they could not have told you what they would do if they met a jibboo. In the end it didn’t matter; they were the best at their craft and they were ready for anything. So bring it! 6. “Don’t judge a book by its cover” (From

8. “And what happened then? Well, in Whoville they say that the Grinch’s small heart grew three sizes that day” (From “How the Grinch Stole Christmas! And other stories”) When we have a sense of purpose, passion and commitment, there is no limit to the good we can do. I know at least two times a year when Airmen’s hearts grow many sizes in a single day — when we donate to the Air Force Assistance Fund and the Combined Federal Campaign. Do we really need to wait for semiannual campaigns to make a difference? Of course not! Donating money has its place, but there are plenty of other ways to keep from leaving an Airman behind. When we take a moment to think about it, Dr. Seuss provides a number of leadership insights. While they may seem whimsical on the surface, the underlying meanings are actually quite profound. But I would be remiss if I did not address the most fundamental leadership principle from his most famous work, “The Cat In the Hat.” “Fun is good.” Let’s not forget to have fun. Following a fun leader is, well, fun!

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‘Every dollar counts’ ushers in new savings culture by Amaani Lyle Air Force Public Affairs WASHINGTON — With budgets shrinking, Air Force leaders are calling on Airmen to share their best money-saving ideas through the Every Dollar Counts campaign. In the wake of sequestration, the initiative marks a cultural shift that empowers Airmen to find and recommend areas for savings that may be used to support readiness needs, said Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Larry Spencer. Beginning May 1, Airmen can submit their cost-reducing ideas via the Airmen Powered by Innovation websites while at home, the office or on their smartphone. Links to those sites will be released soon. Both uniformed and civilian Air Force members can participate in the monthlong open call for ideas and share their creative and efficient ways to save money and time. “When things get tough, Airmen figure out a way to get it done,” Spencer said. “We have some of the most innovative folks in the world, so I know there are ideas about how we can do things better.” Spencer’s resource management and budgetrelated background amplifies the urgency to mine those ideas. “We stopped flying one-third of Air Force activeduty combat-coded fighter squadrons in April, and we’re projected to slow down or stop the flow

of aircraft and engines in the depots,” Spencer said. Furthermore, he said, the Air Force must trim about $11 billion in the last half of fiscal year 2013. Additionally, our overseas contingency operations funding is almost $2 billion short so we have to make up that difference as well. And the challenge is compounded by the sequester timeline, which officially began March 1. “We have to squeeze a year’s worth of cuts into about six months,” Spencer said of the Air Force budget. “So there’s a lot of money to be taken out of our budget in a short period of time ... I’ve never seen anything quite like it.” Airmen at every level should feel less encumbered by perhaps dated or unnecessary Air Force Instructions or guidelines when brainstorming costcutting measures, the general said. “Airmen Powered by Innovation means go into that file of good ideas that were maybe ‘too hard to do,’ pull them out and submit them,” Spencer said. “If it’s a good idea and requires an Air Force Instruction change, then we’ll see if we can do that.” Spencer wants Airmen to submit their ideas regardless of the idea’s potential savings. “Whether it’s $500, $1 million or $30 million, we want to hear it because those dollars add up,” he said. “We’re taking every angle we can to manage our money and ‘buy’ as much mission as we can,” he added. “In that sense, every Airman, whether they’re at a wing or headquarters can help.”

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ager, read a poem about the Holocaust. Marianne von Hagen-Baralt spoke about her grandfather, Albrecht von Hagen, who assisted with the assassination attempt on Adolf Hitler and her experience growing up in postwar Germany. Von Hagen was assigned to the Africa campaign during World War II, where he got to know Claus Graf Schenk von Stauffenberg. They discovered they had mutual feelings for the fate of Germany’s future and joined the resistance movement against the Nazis. “(Von Hagen) was the courier between the locations where he retrieved the explosives (to who needed it),” said HagenBaralt. “(Von Hagen) was sentenced to death and hanged on Aug. 8, 1944, for his involvement (in the assassination attempt on Hitler.)” Von Hagen’s explosives were used during Operation Valkerie, the most successful attempt on Hitler’s life, during a meeting at the secret military headquarters, known as The Wolf’s Lair. “(Marianne von Hagen-Baralt’s) relatives were involved in fighting against Hitler and those who supported him,” Davidson said. “Today, we heard from her how important it is to defend justice and freedom, and she wants to pass the lesson on of peace and tolerance to the next generation just as I do.”

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Spencer said the Every Dollar Counts campaign does not just focus on our wings but includes those large centrally managed accounts as well. “The Centralized Asset Management Office at Wright Patterson AFB manages the money we spend on flying hours, sustaining space operations and depot operations — over $16 billion — so we’re taking a close review of that account to determine how we can stretch those dollars,” Spencer said. “This is an opportunity to not only look at homegrown ideas, but broader ideas that affect the larger Air Force as well.” The general expressed optimism in quickly finding solutions through ideas. “Innovation is what we’re all about,” Spencer said. “This is our family and we’re going to get through this because we’ve got great Airmen to help see us through this.”

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Reported Larcenies


APRIL 10 » Kaiserslautern: Three credit cards, one bank card, $330, €100 and one U.S. Army Europe driver’s license.


9:15 a.m.: Failure to report a minor traffic accident was reported at the Frankfurt Airport. 4:29 p.m.: A major traffic accident with injuries was reported in Landstuhl.


12:05 p.m.: A simple assault/spousal abuse was reported in Spesbach. 1:07 p.m.: A domestic assault was reported on Vogelweh Family Housing. 2:30 p.m.: A minor traffic accident and fleeing the scene were reported in Nanzdietschweiler. 6 p.m.: Damage to private property was reported on Rhine Ordnance Barracks. 7 p.m.: A sexual assault was reported. 8:08 p.m.: Larceny of private property was reported in Kaiserslautern. 8:50 p.m.: A domestic assault was reported in Waldmohr.


3:10 a.m.: A minor traffic accident and fleeing the scene were reported in Zweibrücken. 9:10 a.m.: An Article 134, fleeing the scene, and a major traffic accident were reported in Schwedelbach. 9:31 a.m.: A failure to report a minor traffic accident was reported in Mackenbach.


1:47 a.m.: An Article 111, drunken driving, was reported in Ramstein-Miesenbach. 4:07 a.m.: Theft from a motor vehicle was reported in Mackenbach.


6:52 a.m.: A simple assault was reported on Sembach Kaserne. 7:41 p.m.: A minor traffic accident and fleeing the scene were reported in Landstuhl. 9 p.m.: An Article 128, domestic assault, was reported on Vogelweh Family Housing.


6:45 a.m.: An Article 111, drunken driving, was reported in Kaiserslautern. 10:07 p.m.: A major traffic accident with injuries was reported in Einsiedlerhof.


7:52 a.m.: A major traffic accident with injuries


• The Ramstein In-Processing Line will be closed today in conjunction with the 86th Airlift Wing Goal Day. Newcomers arriving to Ramstein today to Sunday must attend the RIP Line Monday and Tuesday starting at 7 a.m. For more information, contact the RIP/ROP team at 480-6559 or visit www.ramstein.af.mil/library/ factsheets/factsheet.asp?id=17074. • The KMC Housing offices will be closed April 26 for a local works council meeting.

Take Note


The Air Force Association Pitsenbarger Awards provides a one-time grant of $400 to selected top U.S. Air Force enlisted personnel graduating from the Community College of the Air Force who plan to pursue a baccalaureate degree. The grants coincide with the CCAF graduation ceremonies held each spring and fall. Applications can be found at www.afa. org/aef/aid/pit/asp and are due to the Ramstein Education Center in Bldg. 2120, Room 421 by 3 p.m. today.

Sleep out

APRIL 12 » Mackenbach: One iPhone, one iPad Mini, two VAT forms, one messenger bag and assorted medication.

1:40 p.m.: An accident was reported in Morbach. 2:20 p.m.: A minor traffic accident and fleeing the scene were reported in Schönenberg-Kübelberg. 9:52 p.m.: An Article 111, drunken driving, and minor traffic accident were reported in RamsteinMiesenbach.

The Ramstein Keystone Club will host a Solidarity Sleep Out from 6 p.m. today to 7 a.m. Saturday at the Kaiserslautern Military Community Center northside parking lot. It is a commitment by teens to sleep away from their home for one night to raise money that will go directly to getting peers their age off the streets

APRIL 15 » Kaiserslautern: An unknown amount of CDs. was reported in Landstuhl. 12:25 p.m.: Theft from a motor vehicle was reported in Kaiserslautern. 3 p.m.: Failure to obey a lawful order or regulation was reported on Vogelweh. 5:09 p.m.: A drug related incident was reported on Ramstein.


• A civilian was terminated from work and debarred from all U.S. military installations in Europe for involvement in larceny and possession of marijuana. • A civilian was terminated from work and debarred from all U.S. military installations in Europe for driving under the influence of marijuana.


April 12 — 12 volunteers, 12 lives potentially saved. April 13 — 14 volunteers, 22 lives potentially saved.

and to a safe, loving home. Organizers ask participants to come only with the clothes they are wearing and a cardboard box or sleeping bag. All electronic devices should be left at home. To sign up, call Ramstein Youth Programs at 4806444 or email Kaureen.Whittaker@us.af.mil.

Retirement ceremony

Chief Master Sgt. Michael E. Rindfleisch will celebrate his retirement at 2 p.m. April 26 at the Ramstein Officers’ Club, Suite 2. Rindfleisch is the individual mobilization augmentee to the chief enlisted manager, Intelligence Directorate at Headquarters, U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa. He serves as the personal adviser to the director of intelligence on all issues regarding welfare, readiness, morale and proper utilization and progress of the enlisted intelligence personnel assigned across USAFEAFRICA.

Weekend clinic

The 86th Dental Squadron will sponsor Little Teeth — Big Smiles, a weekend clinic for children, from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. (by appointment only) April 27 at the Ramstein Dental Clinic, Bldg. 301. Services offered include well baby exams for children up to age 4, dental exams and cleanings for children ages 5 to 10 (X-rays as needed) and oral hygiene education stations. The event is open to ID cardholders. To schedule an appointment and for more information, call 479-2210 or 06371-46-2210.

Month of the Military Child

April is designated as the Month of the Military Child, emphasizing the important role military children play in the armed forces community. Join Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation and the 86th Force Support Squadron in celebrating by spending a day in the park enjoying various activities for children of all ages. Activities will include bouncy castles, face painting, kiddie train, dance performances, rope courses and more. The event takes place at 10 a.m. April 27 at Pulaski Park.

CCAF graduation

The Ramstein Education Center will hold its semiannual Community College of the Air Force graduation ceremony at 1 p.m. May 3 at the Ramstein Officers’ Club. Graduation rehearsal will be held at 9 a.m. the same day and location. Rehearsal is mandatory for all graduates participating in the ceremony. Dress is uniform of the day for the rehearsal and service dress uniform for the graduation. Those PCSing, separating, deploying or retiring prior to this date should provide the necessary information to the education center. Members at a geographically separated unit located more than one hour away from Ramstein will have their diplomas forwarded to their first sergeant. Those who cannot participate will be notified by their first sergeant to pick up their diplomas as they must be awarded at a commander’s call or alternate ceremony. For more information, email education@us.af.mil.

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Earth Day 2013: Conserve today, secure tomorrow From the 86th Civil Engineer Squadron On Monday, more than 1 billion people in 192 countries worldwide will celebrate Earth Day. Earth Day was first celebrated in the U.S. on April 22, 1970. U.S. Sen. Gaylord Nelson from Wisconsin initiated the national day of education. The decision was made to create the day because more than 20 million Americans demonstrated in coast-to-coast rallies. They were protesting because they wanted a healthy, sustainable environment. The event was so successful it led to the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency and the passage of the Clean Air, Clean Water and Endangered Species Acts. As a result, Americans began honoring Earth Day on April 22 every year. In 1990, Earth Day went global in 141 countries, and the event continues to spread internationally, providing a powerful focal point so people can demonstrate their commitment to being good stewards of the environment. The aim for a clean environment continues as the possibility of climate change becomes more apparent every day. Scientists worldwide have found evidence suggesting the need to take action is more important than ever. As we have seen in recent news, larger and more frequent storms are occurring; you only have to remember Huricane Sandy in 2012. The Mississippi River experienced two 500-year floods in 20 years, in 1993 and 2011, while Nashville suffered from the equivalent of a 1,000-year flood that caused $2 billion in damages in 2010. Though these may seem like extreme examples, they are becoming more common. If we don’t rethink our consumer behavior, we could steer our communities into an ecological crisis. We don’t have to give up our lifestyles in order to effect a change; we only need to make smarter decisions. Do you really need to buy a new cell phone every 12 months? Can you use the old cotton shirt as a rag instead of buying new rags? Are you willing to purchase products from the many companies who use sustainable practices whenever possible? There is a popular movement toward sustainable

consumerism occurring in the U.S., which promotes purchasing goods that are produced with the minimum amount of resource consumed in the production of those goods. Sustainable consumerism can best be described with an organic farmers market. The food is grown without chemicals and shipped to a local market where it is purchased by the consumer. A large supermarket provides goods that are grown thousands of miles away, sometimes in a location that requires extensive irrigation; with various chemicals applied to increase the production of the food; and ships the food to a large store that consumes large amount of electricity where it is purchased by the consumer. Farmers markets provide minimum resources used to produce a product that provides just as much, if not more, benefit to the consumer - you. Did you know many nearby cities, including Kaiserslautern, hold regular farmers markets? Each of us can play a part in reducing our ecological footprint. Start with small steps, like changing your conventional light bulbs to energy saving

bulbs, such as LED or CTL bulbs. These more efficient bulbs use 80 percent less energy and can last 10 times longer. Imagine, just replacing 10 bulbs will pay for themselves within one year, saving you about €25 per year, and reduce 14 kilograms of carbon emissions from being produced by electrical companies each year. Additionally, fully powering off electronics, or even unplugging them, instead of keeping them on standby will save both energy and money, as will washing your clothes at a lower temperature to reduce hot water bills. Another way to reduce the impact you have on the environment is to replace large vehicles with more fuel-efficient models. Vehicles powered by alternative fuel sources, like electricity and biofuels, are becoming increasingly available and more affordable. Simply giving your vehicle regular tune-ups, ensuring your tires are inflated to the proper air pressure, and driving more conservatively will increase your vehicle’s efficiency. Keep in mind reducing the number of trips you take in your car, taking public transportation, car-pooling, bicycling, walking, or shopping at neighborhood stores can reduce the impact to the environment as well. During Earth Day 2013, think about all the little things you can do that will save money at home and at work, protect the environment, and help your family to focus on sustainability. The Ramstein Environmental Management Office has scheduled these events to mark this year’s Earth Day: » Monday: tree planting with elementary school students » Tuesday: a water plant tour for sixth-graders » April 27: forest cleanup with the Barbarossa Scouts » April 29: a falconer’s presentation to middle school students For more tips on reducing your ecological footprint, go to www.earthday.org, visit the Ramstein Facebook site or contact 86th Civil Engineer Squadron asset management flight at 480-7279 or 06371-47-7279.

21st TSC OSJA Soldiers win USAREUR paralegal Soldier, NCO of the year Story and photo by Staff Sgt. Alexander A. Burnett 21st Theater Sustainment Command Public Affairs A Soldier and NCO from the 21st Theater Sustainment Command’s Office of the Staff Judge Advocate won U.S. Army Europe’s Paralegal Soldier and Noncommissioned Officer of the Year competition and was presented with their awards during an award ceremony at the Legal Services Center court room on Kleber Kaserne, March 27. The Paralegal Soldier of the Year is Sgt. Blair E. Berry, a paralegal NCO working with the 21st TSC

OSJA, assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 5th Battalion, 7th Air Defense Artillery, who won the competition when he was still a specialist. The Paralegal NCO of the Year is Staff Sgt. Andrew V. Hillberry, a paralegal NCO assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Special Troops Battalion, 21st TSC. Both NCOs received Army Commendation Medals for their achievements in the competition. They also received letters of commendation from the sergeant major of the Army Legal Corps, the judge See AWARD, Page 6

Col. Harrold J. McCracken (left), the U.S. Army Europe judge advocate, presents the Army Commendation Medal to Sgt. Blair E. Berry, a paralegal NCO with the 21st Theater Sustainment Command’s Office of the Staff Judge Advocate Legal Services Center.

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Team KMC to participate in annual mass spring cleaning


he operational tempo of our workforce sometimes causes us to neglect daily housekeeping in our work and living areas. To help remind Team KMC of the importance of maintaining our facilities and the significance of taking pride in where we live and work, the 86th Airlift Wing is pleased to announce its spring cleanup event Thursday and April 26. All Ramstein, Kapaun and Vogelweh Air Station tenant units and military family housing residents are expected to participate. This year, the 86th AW is pleased to partner with U.S. Army Garrision Kaiserslautern to accomplish a joint operations spring cleanup across the KMC. In addition to spring cleanup, we will also be implementing the 86th AW Base Pride Program. The intent of the Base Pride Program is to encourage all personnel to take pride in the appearance of the KMC. This is accomplished by assigning each unit to specific areas of responsibility (similar to the Adopt A Highway program). Each group and tenant on Ramstein, Vogelweh and

Kapaun has a designated area where they must ensure a neat, healthy and clean appearance. A base pride checklist will be provided to the group and tenant points of contact to facilitate the cleanup expectations. The Base Pride Program does not release facility managers from their current responsibilities to clean within 100 feet of their facility. Instead, it supplements the facility manager program by assigning ownership to all other areas beyond the immediate vicinity of a facility. The intent of this program is to encourage all community members to take pride in the appearance of the base and provide commanders with an organized and effective means to initiate such efforts. Base pride days are scheduled whenever deemed necessary by the 86th AW leadership, at a minimum of twice a year in conjunction with fall and spring cleanup days. On Thursday, the focus will be on cleaning administrative and industrial facilities, grounds, and common areas across the KMC. Objectives include litter collecting, weed pulling, trimming overgrown shrubs, tidying plant

beds, removing tree limbs and pine cones, and raking and bagging leaves. Friday is specifically set aside for members of the MFH community to focus attention on common areas like playgrounds, walkways and areas around the underground dumpsters. Residents will receive instructions in their mailboxes indicating their respective gathering location. Spring cleanup points of contact will be at these locations to provide supplies and further instructions. With participation mandatory for housing residents, this is a great opportunity to team with your neighbors to foster community pride in the areas where you and your families live and play. During the spring cleanup activities, the 786th Civil Engineer Squadron will coordinate additional trash pickup services. Cleanup participants can simply place debris on the curbs of major roadways. Biodegradable items should be in two piles — one for small wood branches up to four inches in diameter, and another for larger branches. Refuse/trash debris can be placed in the nearest underground dumpster, or also on the curbside near the biode-

gradable items. Items such as batteries, glass, bulk paper and metal should be taken to the nearest recycling center: Ramstein, Bldg. 5146, 06371-474191; or Kapaun, Bldg. 2820, 0631536-6280). The 786th CES customer service desk can be reached by phone at 489-6623/7703/7107 or 0631-5366623/7703/7107. The KMC Self-Help Store, Bldg. 510 on Ramstein, has a variety of equipment, tools and materials available to assist units in this cleanup. Facility managers, first sergeants, airman dorm leaders and squadron commanders may check out hand tools, power tools, weed and hedge trimmers, power washers, rakes, shovels, and other tools and material that will assist in getting the work done. They can be contacted at 480-5034 or 06371-47-5034. The spring cleanup days and the 86th AW Base Pride Program are sure to improve the appearance of our KMC military installations. We look forward to everyone’s participation as we work together to make the KMC a better place to work and live. (Courtesy of the 786th Civil Engineer Squadron)

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advocate general and the sergeant major of the Army. “It is my distinct pleasure to congratulate you (Berry and Hillberry) on your outstanding achievement,” said Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler. “Your professionalism, dedication and willingness to succeed are qualities that make our Army and nation a great one.” On Oct. 19, 2012, both NCOs met with other paralegal Soldiers from all over Europe in Heidelberg, Germany, for a full day of competing. They began with the Army physical fitness test and immediately moved into an eight-mile ruck march with a 35-pound field pack. Next, the Soldiers conducted a weapons qualification on an engagement skills trainer and went through five warrior skills assessment stations including land navigation and first aid. Finally, each Soldier completed a 50-question military occupational specialty specific exam and an oral board before all chief paralegals assigned in Europe, said Sgt. Maj. Diana C. Clark, the USAREUR command paralegal. “For anyone who doesn’t know, standing before a board consisting entirely of paralegals can be somewhat unnerving,” Clark said with a laugh. “These two demonstrated that they are among the best Soldiers and are carrying on in Army tradition by winning this competition.” Both winners expressed their joy in winning the competition after the award ceremony. “It was a great experience, having the chance to compete against my battle buddies in this competition,” Berry said. “Every NCO I’ve ever had always pushed me to be the best. It is great to be counted among the best in my field, but what I really enjoyed was competing alongside my battle buddies.”

Photo by Senior Airman Caitlin O’Neil-McKeown

Father Kapaun awarded posthumously Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Redmond Raux, 86th Airlift Wing Wing Staff Agency chaplain, holds a Catholic Mass in honor of Father (Capt.) Emil J. Kapaun, Medal of Honor recipient, April 11 in the Kapaun Chapel. Kapaun was awarded the medal posthumously for his extraordinary heroism while serving with the 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division during combat operations against an armed enemy at Unsan, Korea, and as a prisoner of war from November 1950 to May 1951. In 1993, Kapaun was named a “servant of God” by the Vatican and is currently a candidate for sainthood after two alleged miracles were attributed to prayers for Kapaun to intercede.

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AF restarts tuition assistance by Staff Sgt. David Salanitri Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs WASHINGTON — The Air Force has officially restarted military tuition assistance, effective immediately. The service restarted the program as a result of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act of 2013, where Congress called for the MTA program to continue in the current fiscal year. As a result of the restart, the program will resume the same benefits as before. Airmen are eligible for up to $4,500 per fiscal year and a maximum of $250 per semester hour or quarter hour equivalent to cover tuition and allowable fees. Military tuition assistance is not available retroactively to cover courses taken and paid for using any other funding source during the suspension of military tuition assistance. “Military tuition assistance will be the same pro-

gram Airmen are used to,” said Russell Frasz, the director of Force Development. “The same policies and procedures will be in place.” With this change, current and future Airmen will be given another tool to develop professionally through advanced education, Frasz said. “Voluntary education and military tuition assistance programs continue to be integral to the recruiting, retention and readiness of Airmen and contribute to institutional competencies,” said Kim Yates, the Air Force Voluntary Education chief. “In the long term, the Air Force will still be able to leverage the learning achieved by Airmen to ensure a dynamic, flexible force able to work in uncertain environments around the world. The will have the ability to think critically.” Looking to the future, Frasz notes that they are trying to maintain the balance of the military tuition assistance benefits while also ensuring the force is ready and equipped for operations.

“We are working with senior leaders to develop a way ahead for fiscal year 2014 that takes into account both the value of the (military tuition assistance) program as well as maintaining the financial health of the program within funding constraints.” Though times may seem uncertain, Frasz wants to reassure Airmen of senior leaders’ commitment to Airmen and their education. The Air Force continues to value education as a force multiplier and Airmen should take advantage of educational opportunities making them more proficient in their profession, setting them up for success in their career. Like all organizations going through sequestration and budgetary struggles, Frasz is committed to fighting for the best Air Force possible. “Fiscal constraints create a challenge that Air Force leadership continues to work through,” he said. “We strive to meet the needs of Airmen and the Air Force.”

Emergency leave: Do you know what to do? by Master Sgt. Lora Bright Headquarters U.S. Air Forces in Europe Staff Judge Advocate You may find yourself wondering why a master sergeant from the Staff Judge Advocate’s Office is writing about emergency leave. After all, I am not a subject matter expert on the topic. After a recent situation within my office, I wanted to share some

valuable information that may help if you ever find yourself in an unfortunate situation and need to get home in a hurry. Emergency leave is an entitlement I hope you never need to use, but if you do need it, here’s some information that may be helpful to you. Emergency leave is chargeable leave granted for personal or family emergencies involving your immediate family or that of your spouse.

Specifically included are parents (and stepparents), children, siblings, sole surviving blood relatives, or anyone who served in-loco-parentis. What does in-loco-parentis mean to you? This covers individuals who stood in place of a member’s parent(s) for a period of at least five years before the member became 21 years of age or entered military service and provided a home, food, clothing, medical care, and other necessities, and gave moral, disciplinary guidance, and affection. Did a grandparent raise you? If so, you might be eligible for emergency leave to travel home if they have a situation that requires your presence. Who do you contact in the event of an emergency? Call your supervisor and first sergeant immediately. Also, request your family members back home get in touch with the American Red Cross right away to verify the emergency and provide critical information to decision makers. Early contact with these people will ensure you get home as soon as possible. What if you’re TDY when a tragedy occurs? Thankfully, first sergeants are just about everywhere. Find one, tell them you need help and I guarantee you will get immediate assistance. We all know living overseas can be expensive and unexpected trips can drain bank accounts. Here’s the good news: In a verified emergency leave situation, the Air Force will pay to get you and your family back home. The Joint Federal Travel Regulation authorizes funding for emergency travel for military members and/or their dependents. Space-required government

transportation must be used if reasonably available, but you may also work through your local SATO office for assistance. After normal duty hours, call the 24-hour hotline. Even if you don’t meet the technical requirements to be considered for emergency leave, it is possible to elevate your priority for Space-A travel. “Unit commanders can make a determination for a travel category upgrade and send a request letter to the passenger terminal. This can bump a member to a priority higher than those members on ordinary leave,” said Staff Sgt. Keith Booze, NCOIC of Personnel Actions for Headquarters U.S. Air Forces in Europe. Please note, this “bump in priority” is only effective for the flight out; it has no impact on priority for the returning flight. Did you know Department of Defense civilian workers may also potentially be entitled to emergency leave travel? “Depending on their contract and status, civilians or their spouses may be eligible and should contact the Civilian Personnel Office for more information,” Booze said. Regardless of the individual relationship, when you learn of a lifethreatening situation or death of a family member and you need to go home, you should immediately contact your supervisor and first sergeant. They are armed with the tools to help determine emergency leave eligibility and the steps required to get you home as quickly as possible.

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Command organization hosts largest CPI course in AF history Story and photo by Tech. Sgt. James M. Hodgman U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa Public Affairs


irmen first class to colonels and civilians from more than 10 Air Force specialties discussed ways to improve work center processes and remove waste during the Air Force Smart Operations for the 21st Century Continuous Process Improvement Course here April 1 to 4. The four-day class, also referred to as the Green Belt Process Improvement Course, consisted of 55 students, the largest CPI course in Air Force history. Janet Boyd, a senior CPI analyst with the U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa Business Transformation Office and the lead instructor for the class, said she’s proud of how the BTO team came together to support the class. “We are used to working in smaller classes so everyone in the BTO had to put our heads together, because there were a lot of logistics involved in this,” Boyd said. “Everyone applied their input. I had a lot of help from the BTO team and the class wouldn’t have been possible without everyone on the team contributing; that’s why this was successful. “I was a little nervous about the class because the class was so large and it had never been attempted before,” she added. “I was proud to be a part of it.” The CPI course is designed to teach people how to identify and eliminate non-value added activities within processes. Staff Sgt. Bronshay M. Limson, a quality assurance inspector for the 86th Medical Operations Squadron, said he enjoyed the CPI course and has already started applying process improvement tools in his office. “The tools I learned in the CPI class will give me the opportunity to analyze our current processes and ask the questions,” Limson said. “Is there any value to the way we conduct business now and where is the waste that can be trimmed? “I have already started and my co-workers are on board with some of the improvements,” he continued. “For example, my job requires a lot of walking and at the end of the night a detailed brief is provided to the production supervisor about all QA (quality assurance) inspections done that day.” Much of this walking Limson describes requires Airmen to leave their work areas to reference Air Force Instructions. This reduces the time Airmen have to perform their specific mission. “I made the suggestion of installing commonly used AFIs on our e-tools to cut down on the time needed to walk back to the office and look up the reference,” Limson said. “This improvement not only gives time back to inspectors, but also gives leadership a much needed head start in case a root

More than 50 students of the Air Force Smart Operations for the 21st Century Green Belt Process Improvement Class listen to a student presentation inside the 435th Construction Training Squadron Auditorium April 4 on Ramstein. The class focused on improving work center processes while removing waste or non-value added activities.

cause analyst report must be accomplished.” Before attending the CPI course, students were asked to review processes in their units and identify a task that could be performed more efficiently. The students then used the eight step problem solving model, along with other tools, to find ways to enhance that particular inefficiency. Students also worked to develop solutions in small groups. The class tackled some important topics including the officer performance report process, assigning people to the appropriate Air Expeditionary Force band and scheduling squadron leave. Capt. Stuart G. Jessup, an operations flight commander with the 86th Communications Squadron, was a member of the group that tried to develop a solution to the AEF assignment process. He said the class was a valuable experience. “Every person assigned to USAFE is assigned to an AEF band; however, we’re not currently at 100 percent. We worked on ways to tighten up the process to bring the command into compliance,” Jessup said. While working a deployment issue doesn’t sound like something that falls in the communications specialty arena, Jessup said the way the CPI course teaches students to analyze problems provided a foundation to analyze processes in his unit. “Even though we were working a problem that didn’t relate to the communications squadron specifically, the analysis tools can still be applied to the

communications squadron and are applicable to IT type questions as well,” he said. “One thing I took away is not rushing to jump to a conclusion,” Jessup added. “The eight step problem solving model forces you to break down the problem before you start running toward a solution to make sure you’re running in the right direction.” A major focus area of the CPI class is finding ways to enhance processes thereby making those processes more efficient, something everyone can benefit from, said Thomas L. Jones, a process improvement and business strategy analyst with the USAFE-AFAFRICA BTO. “Especially with the environment we’re operating in today with the budget and resource constraints we have, it’s even more important that everyone is engaged and keeps an eye toward improvements in their areas,” Jones said. The command completed 26 AFSO 21 projects in 2012, which led to more than $6 million in savings and a reduction in man-hours of 90,000, according to the USAFE-AFAFRICA BTO. The CPI course is open to all Airmen and civilians assigned to the USAFE-AFAFRICA theater. Currently, the course is offered here and at Royal Air Force Lakenheath and Mildenhall in the United Kingdom. For more information about future CPI courses, email the USAFE-AFAFRICA BTO at usafebto. bto@us.af.mil.

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Spirit award

Ensuring accuracy

Col. Mike Monson, 86th Mission Support Group commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Steven Trotter, 86th MSG superintendent, present Capt. Thomas Hamlyn, 2nd Air Postal Squadron commander, with the spirit award at the 86th MSG quarterly awards ceremony April 10 on Ramstein. Monson awarded the 2nd AIRPS the trophy for showing the most enthusiasm during the ceremony.

Airman 1st Class Patrick Pierce, 86th Maintenance Squadron precision measurement equipment laboratory apprentice, performs an angle calibration on a digital protractor April 10 on Ramstein. Members of PMEL ensure accuracy, reliability and quality to calibrated items in addition to survivability of test measurement and diagnostics equipment.

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Preparation work

Free items for Airmen

Construction workers build a platform in a roundabout April 10 near the Kaiserslautern Military Community Center on Ramstein. An aircraft static display is planned to sit atop the platform.

Senior Airman Christopher Montgomery, 886th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, rearranges items on a shelf at the Airman’s Attic April 8 on Ramstein. The Airman’s Attic offers Airmen E-5 and below various items for free.

Joint Humanitarian Disaster Response Dana Shivers from the Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance, U.S. Agency for International Development, teaches during the Joint Humanitarian Disaster Response course April 9 at the 361st Civil Affairs Brigade Headquarters. The two-day course was hosted by the 21st Theater Sustainment Command April 9 and 10 at the 7th Civil Support Command’s subordinate unit, the 361st CA Bde.’s HQ building to teach Soldiers and civilians from the 7th CSC and 21st TSC about civil military roles in international disaster response and foreign consequence management.

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recognizing vital role of lab professionals in health care by Master Sgt. Daniel Santiago Landstuhl Regional Medical Center Military Laboratory Technician National Laboratory Week takes place from Monday to April 26, but what it highlights is more than 1.5 million tests performed annually at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center. In addition, LRMC labs also provide testing services to 17 outlying military health care facilities in Belgium, Germany and Italy. The agency responsible for those tests is the LRMC Department of Pathology and Area Laboratory Services, which consists of six divisions: area laboratory compliance and consultation services, anatomic pathology, blood services, central operations, core lab and infectious disease. A dedicated staff comprised of more than 150 military, civilian and local national is responsible for handling the massive workload. Much of the work is performed out of sight of the rest of the hospital. “We are happy to honor these unsung heroes of the hospital during National Laboratory Week. They work around the clock to generate the critical results that count for our patients,” said Lt. Col. Michael Licata, director for the DPALS. Some of the most important steps in lab testing begin within phlebotomy and central operations. LRMC phlebotomists, medical professionals who draw blood from patients for various lab tests and procedures, draw blood for inpatients and more than 100 outpatients each day. In 2012, central operations received and processed more than 120,000 samples from outlying clinics, 26,000 patient drop-off samples and 25,000 samples from theater. “Central operations is the hub for all lab samples for LRMC and its footprints,” said Capt. Farah Jayman, central operations officer in charge. “It also

sends close to 2,500 specimens to reference labs each month.” The infectious diseases lab works closely with clinicians to provide early diagnosis and optimum management of infectious diseases. It is home to what Maj. Edward Ager, infectious disease OIC, describes as “the microbe experts who identify infectious agents in body fluids and tissues.” Despite the advanced technology employed in microbiology, however, Ager said there is little automation used by LRMC lab technicians. “Most of the work depends on the experience, the eyes and even the nose of the technologist,” he said. Blood services is home to LRMC’s Blood Donor Center, the blood bank and tissue services. The donor center conducted more than 150 blood drives last year, which yielded approximately 5,615 units of blood and 479 units of platelets, while the blood bank processes these donations and provides blood to patients throughout European Command and Africa Command. In 2012, 1,500 blood products were transfused to LRMC patients, said blood services director Lt. Col. Robin Whitacre. The core lab comprises hematology, chemistry, endocrinology, noncellular immunology, and urinalysis and coagulation labs. The core lab is highly automated with cutting-edge technology used to perform more than 1 million clinical tests annually. “Core lab is the heart of the laboratory,” said core lab NCOIC Sgt. 1st Class Ryan Doutt. Anatomic pathology consists of cytology and histology. Cytology prepares and screens more than 2,100 gynecological and non-gynecological slides monthly to rule out malignancies, while histology prepares, cuts and stains more than 150 surgical, cytology and autopsy tissue blocks daily for microscopic examination by eight surgical pathologists. Area laboratory compliance and consultation services ensures safe and accurate patient laboratory testing. It

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Spc. Joon Cho, Landstuhl Regional Medical Center laboratory technician, processes blood samples that will be placed in a centrifuge to separate the blood cells and platelets before being tested for different antigens.

also provides reporting of 19 point-of-care testing sites within LRMC by constantly monitoring and inspecting for compliance with the College of American Pathologist and Joint Commission standards. They are also a consulting and monitoring agency for all 17 Army laboratories within the Europe Regional Medical Command footprint. “Constant oversight and on-site visits were key to the accreditation of all 17 Army health clinics by the College of American Pathologist,” said ALCCS OIC Maj. Jimmey Labit. “We are proud of our team. They are an excellent group of laboratory professionals working behind the scenes to provide timely and accurate results to improve patient’s health,” said DPALS lab manager Lt. Col. Tracey Wilson.

AF officials announce civilian reduction in force WASHINGTON — In a continuing effort to meet the Department of Defense funding targets in the FY12 President’s Budget and re-balance the civilian workforce, approximately 60 Air Force installations will implement civilian reduction in force authorities effective through about Aug. 23, to assist in the placement of employees not assigned against funded positions (termed “surplus employees”). These actions started in FY12 and are not related to the current sequestration actions. To meet the funding targets in the FY12 President’s Budget, the Air Force was required to reduce more than 16,000 civilian positions. The Air Force was able to successfully reduce approximately 15,000 posi-

tions minimizing adverse impact to civilian personnel, but now needs to use RIF authorities, which will provide options to help place most of the remaining civilians on unfunded positions. RIF procedures allow greater flexibility for employees to be placed at their installations and still retain their grade or pay. In addition, the use of RIF procedures allows for eligible employees who cannot immediately be placed in local vacancies to be registered in the Priority Placement Program. “Voluntary efforts to balance the civilian workforce in FY12 have gotten us significantly closer to funded levels, but we still have a way to go in placing the number of sur-

plus employees to funded vacancies, and RIF authorities will enable us to achieve that goal,” said Brig. Gen. Gina Grosso, the director of force management policy for the Air Force. “The Air Force recognizes and strives to balance the invaluable contributions of our civilian workforce with the fiscal realities under which the Department of Defense and the government as a whole are operating. We continue to focus on minimizing the impact on our current civilian workforce and their families.” As the Air Force continues to shape the work force, starting the RIF procedures will provide installations greater flexibility to further realign and rebalance the civilian force. “Usually a reduction in force has

negative perception, but the use of RIF procedures will allow many employees to be retained and continue employment with the Air Force,” Grosso said. “We want to assure everyone involved with this process that we remain committed to minimizing the impacts during these times of transition.” The processes available use reduction in force procedures to determine employee placement rights into vacancies as well as provide the flexibility to waive qualifications to create more placement options. For information about civilian employment, reduction in force and other personnel issues, visit the Air Force Personnel Service website at https://mypers.af.mil.

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Don’t store government equipment in cars by Tech. Sgt. Chad Thompson 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs It’s an all-too-common occurrence in any part of the world — that sick feeling you get when you are walking up to your car and see a pile of glass around it. Someone has smashed your window and stolen your valuables – but could you have avoided being a target? The KMC Crime Watch program, which started Jan. 1, has been used to track trends in crimes being committed in the community, such as larcenies, vandalism and assaults, with the main focus on trying to reduce vehicle break-ins. Master Sgt. Scott Vermeire, 86th Security Forces Squadron intelligence flight superintendent, heads up the program and said one of the biggest issues here is people leaving their car doors unlocked. “There were 31 larcenies in the month of March, with 22 of those being…vehicle break-ins,” Vermeire said. “More than 80 percent of those reported occurred due to a vehicle being unlocked.” Of those, he said 14 of the vehicle break-ins had government items stolen out of them. Anything from cell phones and laptops to gas masks and other professional gear; thousands of dollars of government equipment has been stolen out of cars.

Some tips to use to avoid being a “soft” target are: • Lock your car. It might sound simple but people often leave their cars unlocked even on base. Make a habit to lock your car at all times. • Park near other cars and use parking garages when possible. Some people would think parking away from vehicles would be safe — it might keep you from a ding or two but being away from other cars also makes it a target to criminals. Parking in a garage is safer than parking on the street. • Never hide spare keys in or around the car. Experienced thieves know all the hiding places. If your vehicle is parked outside your house and there is a spare key in it, a good thief just got access to your home. • Don’t make your vehicles stand out as being an American car. Remove all your local team stickers and anything that really stands out as being a foreigner. The less someone thinks there may be something hiding, the better the chances the thief will walk right by. • Don’t leave things in plain sight. Lock items in the glove box or put them in the trunk. If it’s not visible it is less likely to draw attention. It’s

also advised to never leave anything in the vehicle overnight or for extended periods. Even if someone takes the appropriate measures, there is still a possibility of being a quick-handed thief’s victim, but be aware that if government equipment is involved, the local judge advocate office will be called. “In most cases involving personal property, you would file a report for the lost items with your insurance company and hopefully get reimbursed by your car insurance,” said Richard Desmond, 86th Airlift Wing judge advocate office. “However, in the case of government-issued equipment, a report of survey is required to determine whether the loss of the government equipment was due to the military member’s own negligence or intentional misconduct.” When a member reports the loss of government equipment, the unit maintaining the equipment initiates the ROS, he added. An investigation into how the government equipment was lost is also initiated. When it comes to professional gear everyone should know they are responsible for items even if they are lost or stolen. “Everyone needs to know they can be held financially liable for lost or damaged government-issued items if a ROS investigation determines

their negligence was the cause for the loss or damage,” Desmond said. “Financial liability can include up to one month’s pay.” An example of negligence is if someone knowingly stores government equipment in plain sight in a vehicle and the item gets stolen, he explained. Also, deliberate misuse of government property could be just as costly to an Airman. “A report of survey will be conducted by an investigating officer who is appointed by the unit commander, and even in the case of someone being found negligent there is always the opportunity to appeal the determination of financial liability,” Desmond said. “It’s a case-by-case basis whether someone was negligent or not, and the facts of each case are critical,” he said. “If someone had his government equipment in the trunk of his car, it might be deemed he was not at fault — in order to prove negligence there are a lot of variables that must be weighed.” So keep these things in mind when traveling with any government equipment; the item was entrusted to you for safekeeping and proper use. You could be held financially responsible for it if it is lost, damaged or stolen. For more information on KMC Crime Watch, call 480-7071.

Defenders conduct nonlethal force training taking down hostel threats, and a mandatory exercise where the defenders were immobilized with 50,000 volts of electricity for five seconds to become certified to carry the weapon. The 86th Security Forces Squadron and “That was quite an experience,” said Airman the 569th U.S. Forces Police Squadron came 1st Class Isaiah Hains, 86th SFS installatogether April 12 to train Airmen in verbal judo tion patrolman. “As a defender I’m glad that and certify them in nonlethal weapon training I’m always on the opposite side of that weapcombatives. on.” “As an instructor, the biggest factor was the The members of the 86th SFS and the 569th camaraderie between both SFS and USFPS USFPS also trained on proper combative techteams,” said Tech. Sgt. Christopher Ricks, 86th niques using ASP tactical batons. SFS instructor. “Our efforts as a team help to They participated in scenarios that put them improve both our training programs.” up against a simulated aggressor who they had Nonlethal weapons are used by the defenders to subdue. In the scenario, defenders had to in circumstances where conventional weapons respond to verbal as well as physical attacks are restricted or lethal force is prohibited or Tech. Sgt. Christopher Ricks (right), 86th Security Forces Squadron instruc- properly using what they learned from the undesirable. They are also used in combat situ- tor, teaches proper technique when utilizing the ASP baton to Airmen April training. 11 on Ramstein. The 86th SFS and the 569th U.S. Forces Police Squadron ations to limit the escalation of hostel actions. “Verbal judo opened my eyes to a whole new came together to train Airmen in verbal judo. These weapons are used to subdue or incaway of acting upon situations without revertpacitate, rather than kill. This type of training necessary due to an increase in threat. ing to a physical confrontation,” said Airman 1st is used to prepare Airmen for scenarios The training focused on a stungun course that Class Dracy Green, 86th SFS installation patrolman. allowing them to utilize their secondary weapon consisted of a class portion where they learned the “It allows me to use communication to get tactics in situations where an escalation of forces is mechanics of the weapon and how to handle it when cooperation.” Story and photo by Airman 1st Class Dymekre Allen 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

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18th MP BDE prepares for deployment by Staff Sgt. Tramel Garrett 18th Military Police Brigade Public Affairs The 18th Military Police Brigade conducted a mission readiness exercise March 5 through 29 in Grafenwöhr, Germany. The MRE is in preparation for the brigade’s upcoming deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

During the exercise, the “Ever Vigilant” brigade was vigorously tested by a Mission Command Training Program team from Fort Leavenworth, Kan. These teams travel around the world to train and certify various units before deployment. “The MRE was a great opportunity to get everybody together and test the battle drills that we put togeth-

er,” said Master Sgt. Jamie Kleppen, operations NCO. “It identified holes in what we were doing and it also gave us an opportunity to fill those holes with training and rehearsals and testing them in a practical setting.” The 18th MP Bde. will have a vital task of mentoring the ANA in detainee operations in efforts to maintain secure and humane care, custody and con-

trol of all detainees assigned to the Afghan National Detention Facility-Parwan. “I think the MRE prepared me for my deployment because I worked the system that I will use downrange to maintain accountability of the detainees,” said Sgt. Derek Smith, detainee information systems management operator. “Some of the situations I felt were realistic and could hap-

pen downrange. Using battle drills to react proficiently and in a timely manner. In those situations it helps me prepare myself.” The 18th MP Bde. will be instrumental in the preparation to set the proper conditions to transfer all U.S. based facilities to the Afghan National Army in efforts to bring peace and stability to Afghanistan.

21st STB hosts Best Warrior Competition Story and photo by Staff Sgt. Alexander A. Burnett 21st Theater Sustainment Command Public Affairs


welve Soldiers, NCOs and officers competed in this year’s 21st Special Troops Battalion, 21st Theater Sustainment Command Best Warrior competition March 28 through April 4. The competitors came from throughout the 21st STB including Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 266th Financial Management Support Center and 5th Quartermaster Detachment. The warriors came from a variety of Soldiering backgrounds from brand new privates to warriors with multiple deployments, and each of them came to win. “This is a great competition and I am happy to be a part of it,” said Pfc. Shane T. Waite, an intelligence analyst assigned to the 21st TSC. “I think everyone is giving their all in this competition… it’s definitely tough.” The competition began in Landstuhl with a qualification range. Each warrior zeroed and qualified to the best of their ability with their assigned weapon which included the M16 rifle and M9 pistol. On April 1, the competition resumed at 4:30 a.m. on Rhine Ordnance Barracks for pre-combat inspections and an alternate event Army physical fitness test. The Soldiers conducted the push-up and sit-up events in the Army Combat Uniform and running shoes. They also conducted the two-mile run event in the same uniform while carrying an M16, said Master Sgt. Kory L. Ysen, the 21st STB operations sergeant. The competitors immediately went from the APFT into a 12-mile timed ruck-march with a 50-pound pack. “The ruck-march was definitely the hardest part of the competition,” said Pvt. Kyle M. Stephens, a parachute rigger assigned to the 5th QM Det., 21st STB. “We were already tired from doing the PT-test so rucking 12 miles on top of that really took it out of us.” The day ended with a first aid evaluation followed by a stress-shooting and reflexive-fire range. The stress-shoot and reflexive-fire range was conducted on Panzer Kaserne at the Engagement Skills Trainer 2000.

“Before they got to fire, we made the competitors do various exercises to tire them out,” Ysen said. “The goal for the cadre is to make sure each of these warriors goes home completely exhausted every day. Then, they come back the next day and we wear them out all over again.” The following day began at 6:30 a.m. with individual evaluations on the competitor’s ability to instruct physical readiness training. Each warrior was heavily scrutinized on each exercise. One false move, wrong command or improper cadence would cost points. The competition moved into a classroom for individual weapons and grenade familiarity and then back outdoors for a media engagement lane. “The Soldiers were graded on their ability to interact with civilian news media. They were asked questions based on a fictional sexual harassment incident that occurred on the base,” said Sgt. 1st Class Ian M. Camejo Jr., the 21st TSC public affairs operations NCO. “The Soldiers were evaluated based on how well they answered the questions accurately while not providing information that wasn’t releasable to the media at that time.” Following the media engagement lane, the warriors went into squad tactical exercises including: move under direct and indirect fire and four-man litter carries for 600 meters. Due to scheduling constraints, the next day of competition began in the afternoon with Modern Army Combatives. Each competitor was paired against someone of equal weight and conducted a combatives spar for up to six minutes or submission. Warriors received points for gaining control, mounts, bars and submissions. “Make no mistake, it doesn’t seem like a long time but six minutes of combatives is exhausting,” Ysen said. The competition then moved to the land-navigation course on Rhine Ordnance Barracks for both day-time and night-time land navigation. This portion of the competition took each warrior into the early morning hours of April 4. At 6:30 a.m. April 4, each competitor submitted an essay about one of three topics: suicide prevention, training management and how to keep Soldiers in the Army. An hour later, each warrior appeared before a board of five sergeants major to be evaluated on appearance, military bearing, military knowledge and to discuss their essay.

Pfc. Shane T. Waite, an intelligence analyst assigned to the 21st Theater Sustainment Command, checks his azimuth during the daytime land navigation portion of the 21st TSC’s 21st Special Troops Battalion Best Warrior Competition April 3 on Rhine Ordnance Barracks.

Only hours later, before a battalion formation, the winners of the competition were announced. The Best Warrior, enlisted category and overall competition winner was Spc. Casey J. Mayfield, an information systems specialist assigned to the 21st TSC communication section. The Best Warrior, NCO category winner was Sgt. Matthew J. Langton, a parachute rigger inspector and tester assigned to the 5th QM Det. The Best Warrior, officer category winner was 1st Lt. Philip M. Messina, the executive officer of the 5th QM Det. “It feels great to be the winner, I put everything I had into it and it paid off,” Mayfield said. “For people who want to participate in this kind of event in the future, don’t focus so hard on the physical portion but get your mind and Soldier skills prepared.”

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Learn the signs of autism, act early by Capt. Veronica Bailey McMorris Landstuhl Regional Medical Center Army public health nurse


ver the past 20 years, researchers, scientists and medical providers have worked tirelessly to understand the multiple symptoms and difficulties parents are faced with when trying to understand their child’s behavior that can be difficult, confusing, conflicting, odd and unexplained. Autism is thought to be the result of many different underlying physical and genetic factors. There are also many theories which support and deny that autism is caused by environmental exposures and vaccinations, among other things. All this continues to add to the confusion and frustration of parents who are trying to understand the complexities of their child’s situation. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention defines autism as an individual group of disorders known as the Autism Spectrum Disorders. ASDs are developmental disabilities that affect social interaction and communication. Autism Spectrum Disorder is complex and often difficult for families and professionals

alike to understand. Parents and caregivers who have autistic children may experience many challenges. Children with autism learn at a different developmental rate than most children. Multiple educational approaches can significantly improve the quality of life for the child and family. Autism is the fastest growing developmental disability. The cost of care for a child diagnosed with ASD can be astronomical, but the cost can be reduced through early diagnosis and intervention. In response to the needs of families coping with ASD, the Combating Autism Act of 2006 authorized nearly $1 billion in expenditures to combat the Autism Spectrum Disorders of Autism, Asperger syndrome, Rett syndrome, childhood disintegrative disorder and PDD-NOS through screening, education, early intervention, prompt referrals for treatment and services, and research. Autism does not discriminate; it affects children of all races, ethnic backgrounds and economic status. Taking the time to learn the early signs of autism can benefit a child. It is imperative that parents learn the initial behaviors of ASD and act immediately to

get their child evaluated. Parents should be aware of the following warning signs: » At 12 months of age, the child does not babble, coo or gesture (i.e. point, wave and grasp) » At 18 months of age, the child does not look at the primary care giver or point when the child wants to show you something; the child does not look when the primary care giver points to something or does not use imagination in pretend play. If the child does not show these normal behaviors, then the child may be at risk for autism. If a child lacks these minor but normal behavioral communication skills, alert your primary care provider immediately. There are several resources available in the Kaiserslautern community. For help in evaluating a child for autism, contact the local Autism Support Group at 480-5100/5900 and the Exceptional Family Member Program coordinator at 493-4094/4934091. More information is also available online at www.autism-society.org and www.cdc.gov/ genomics/resources/diseases/autism.htm.

Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Randall Jackson

Medical Soldiers learn to treat casualties in a chemical, biological environment Staff Sgt. Windell Reeder (left), a member of the 773rd Civil Support Team, directs Soldiers in protective suits from the 212th Combat Support Hospital on how to transport a casualty April 11 at Rhine Ordnance Barracks. The 773rd CST trained the 212th CSH Soldiers on how to evaluate and transport a casualty in a chemical and biological environment. The 212th CSH plans to integrate what they learned into their next training exercise in Miesau, Germany.

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Great grades matter: Force Support for Super Scholars! As the school year is starting to wind down and the weather is starting to warm up, and children and families are getting ready for great summer adventures, the question on many parents’ minds is how to keep their children learning during the school summer recess. Luckily, the 86th Force Support Squadron knows the end of the year is not the time to slow down if children want to be super scholars. We also know inspiring children to keep studying can be difficult as the sun starts to shine, so we are here to help with Force Support for Super Scholars, an academic incentive program for youth in fourth grade and up. To claim your reward, just stop by the Ramstein or Vogelweh youth centers with your report card showing grades of A and B or better and receive a booklet filled with special deals from our FSS facilities, including Chili’s, Romano’s Macaroni Grill, Outdoor Recreation, Ramstein and Vogelweh bowling centers, the Ramstein Aquatics Center, Youth Programs — a value of more than $120 per booklet! “Promoting academic success is one of the priority outcomes of all our youth and school age programs, so we are always looking for ways to share the message of how critical school success is for setting youth on the right path to become productive adults,” said Josie Cordova, chief of the airmen and family services flight. The idea was developed as a part of the weeklong festivities celebrating the 22-year partnership between military youth programs and the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. On Monday, a variety of programs and special events started to highlight the

importance of military youth centers and BGCA programs. We show that our programs build healthy lifestyles, character and citizenship, resilience, academic success and fun. The timing of the events could not be more perfect since April is also the Month of the Military Child. As the AFN commercial says, if you want to go fast, go alone; if you want to go far, go together. The truth of this statement can be found in the numerous opportunities offered to our youth through the military partnership with BGCA. In developing the concept for the Super Scholar incentive, it was obvious that the best partnerships exist right inside the 86th FSS. “When the idea for the reward booklet was presented, the response from our FSS facilities was absolutely overwhelming,” Cordova said. “We never could have anticipated the generous offers that can be found in the coupons, from free meals, to day passes at the aquatics center, and free games of bowling or time on the climbing wall.” These offers also incorporate several of the other key outcomes, including healthy lifestyle through fitness activities and spending quality time together as a family over a healthy meal to build family resilience. “We are really excited about the incentive book and the positive impact it can have on motivating kids to do well in school,” said Kaureen Whittaker, assistant director for youth programs. “It is also great to have the chance to share our daily programs that support school success, like Power Hour for homework help, National Science day that brought in a robotics project for kids, or the digital arts festival that introduces kids

to claymation, movie making or music tech.” The most recent survey from the National Center for Education Statistics found that out of 34 countries surveyed, the U.S. ranked 14th in reading, 17th in science and 25th in math. These statistics demonstrate the need for us to keep our focus on continuing to encourage children to work hard in school, as well as giving them interactive and hands-on ways to practice the skills they are learning in school. Creating enjoyable, high yield learning activities that engage youth in fun programs is truly the mission of our Air Force youth centers. After school clubs like gardening, CSI Mysteries, Mission Impossible, Outdoor Survival, International Cooking or Club Tech capture the imaginations and talents of our kids and help them realize what they are capable of achieving. And with summer right around the corner, these programs are more important than ever as studies show most youth will lose about two months of gradelevel equivalency in math computation and up to two months in reading achievement. The Summer Learning Initiative also gives youth the access to clubs that will keep them learning all summer. You will be able to check out all the possibilities in May when summer camp registration opens on our website at 9 a.m. May 20. To learn more about the Super Scholar incentive program or any of our youth center activities, stop by Bldg. 428 on Ramstein or Bldg. 1057 on Vogelweh, or call 0637147-6444 or 0631-536-6504. More details can also be found online at www.86fss.com under the family tab. (Courtesy of 86th Force Support Squadron)

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773rd CST gives students glimpse into unique military mission students participated in a scenario where they had to identify and test chemical agents while overcoming the difficulties of operating in the suit. Explosive Ordnance Disposal Soldiers More than 90 Kaiserslautern High were also on hand to show the participatSchool students gathered on the Vogelweh ing students equipment used in the detecMilitary Complex April 2 to get handstion and disposal of explosives. on familiarization with how Soldiers of “The biggest draw for the students the 21st Theater Sustainment Command’s was the bomb suits with EOD,” said Sgt. 773rd Civil Support Team, 7th Civil 1st Class Yabronda Battles, the operaSupport Command operate during a range tions and training NCO with the 773rd. of civil emergency situations. “Everybody wanted to put on the big suit The event was part of a partnership and run from the bomb disposal robot.” between the 21st TSC and Kaiserslautern In January, the roles were reversed High School that evolved into the Mentor a when 773rd Soldiers attended a chemistry Student Today program, which affords the class with the students at Kaiserslautern command’s Soldiers, civilians and families High School. Staff Sgt. Matthew Grande, a Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear survey team a range of mentorship opportunities. “We participated in a classroom exerThe M.A.S.T. program encourages chief with the 21st Theater Sustainment Command’s 773rd Civil Support Team, 7th Civil cise and were assigned homework that we mentoring students in specific content Support Command, watches as Kaiserslautern High School students attempt to test for had to go home and do,” Battles said. “It simulated chemical substances while wearing protective suits during a mentorship event areas such as math, language arts, sci- on the Vogelweh Military Complex April 2. was a real eye-opener going back to school ence, and social studies. Volunteers can and seeing how the kids are today.” also assist teachers in areas such as the Junior Students were given hands-on experience on the One of the goals of the mentorship program is to Reserve Officer Training Corps, culinary arts, track various aspects of the 773rd’s mission, from chemi- illustrate to the high school students how the lessons and field, basketball, drama and theater, as well as cal and biological decontamination procedures, to they learn in school can be useful to them as adults. with multicultural observances. how the unit operates in a chemical environment “Students who attend a Department of Defense Mentoring high school students gives Soldiers using protective suits and equipment. high school have a unique opportunity to get firstan opportunity “to show the community that we’re “We put the students in a (chemical protective) hand experience on some of the unique things the out there and show them what it is that we do,” said suit to let them check it out and see what it’s like military has to offer,” Battles said. “It gives them a Staff Sgt. Matthew Grande, a Chemical, Biological, to be in the suit,” Grande said. “Trying to gain their chance to see what they do in school relates to a real Radiological and Nuclear survey team chief with the interest was hard in the beginning, but after they job in the world. 773rd CST. “It also gives us a chance to show people started seeing their peers in the suit they started to “If you get a chance to get out there and mentor what kind of an asset they have in the event that liven up and became very interested.” a kid, do it,” Battles added. “It’s one of the most something were to happen that might involve us.” In addition to trying on the protective suits, the rewarding things you can do.” Story and photo by Staff St. Warren W. Wright Jr. 21st Theater Sustainment Command Public Affairs

School Notes Month of the Military Child

Organizations from the KMC will be visiting children today to share information about their occupations. This event, hosted by the Landstuhl Child Development Center, is being held for the Month of the Military Child. Today, the motor pool

will visit the center with a wrecker and teach children how to apply camouflage.

Children’s festival

A Month of the Military Child fest will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 27 at Pulaski Park. There will be bouncy castles, a kiddie train, a puppet show, face painting and free food. For more information, visit www.86fss.com or www. kaiserslautern.armymwr.com.

Teen advisory meeting

Teens, here is your chance to make your voices heard about the library programs and materials you want to see. This is your library; help make it the best it can be. The meeting will be held at 3:30 p.m. May 1 at Kaiserslautern Main Library, Bldg. 3810 on Landstuhl.

Photo by Airman 1st Class Hailey Haux

AVID prepares students Members of the Advancement Via Individual Determination program teach prospective AVID students and their parents what a full week is like in the AVID elective class during a parent-student mixer April 1 on Ramstein. This year’s mixer hosted more than 150 eligible middle school students for next year’s program. AVID is a college readiness program that helps prepare students for life after high school.

Tween Game Day

Calling all tweens! This is an opportunity for tweens to get together, make friends and have fun while playing the latest video games. Challenge your friends to some games at your local library. Tween Game Day, for children 11 to 14 years old, will take place from 3 to 5 p.m. May 3 at the Kaiserslautern Main Library, Bldg. 3810 on Landstuhl.

Photo by Minyi Qian

It’s magnetizing! Sembach Elementary School second-grader Mikayla Carter is magnetized by the laws of attraction in Tanya Penberthy’s science class.

KHS PTSO elections

The Kaiserslautern High School PTSO will be holding its 2013-2014 school year elections for all the executive committee positions until May 7. If there are any KHS parents, teachers or students interested in one of the leadership positions, stop by the front office to submit your name on a ballot. If you are unable to stop by the school, you can also email the chairperson at khsptso.goraiders@gmail. com as well to submit a name.

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Children eat lunch at the Ramstein Child Development Center Sept. 18, 2012, on Ramstein. The trained staff at the CDC ensures military youth are provided a safe, healthy and nurturing environment while learning early childhood skills such as reading.

Honoring military children around the world Story and photo by Airman 1st Class Holly Cook 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs Started in 1986 by former Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger, Month of the Military Child is held to honor the children of U.S. military members. According to the 786th Force Support Squadron personnel systems manager, there are 8,978 military children in the KMC. Month of the Military Child emphasizes the important role children play in the armed forces community. “It’s important to remind everyone that it’s not just the military member who serves, the children are serving also,” said Shaquita Ponder, 86th Force Support Squadron family child care program manager. Supporting the children through moves from different duty stations and deployments is important, said Josie Cordova, 86th FSS chief of airman and family services.

“Being home while my mom was deployed was rough but it made me stronger,” said Alyssa Mason, daughter of Chief Master Sgt. Jessica Mason, U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa A1 chief enlisted manager. “Her being gone made me a lot closer with my sisters.” Whether it’s adjusting to a new base or coping with a family member’s deployment, the KMC has multiple facilities for children to go to. “I like coming to the Ramstein Youth Center after school,” Mason said. “I get to hang out with my friends, help younger children, and the staff is always really nice and helpful.” Though moving might be tough, some military children can find the bright side to all the life changes. “I enjoy moving to different places because I get to see different places that I might not get to see again,” Mason said. “I get to see things that most American kids my age never see.” The KMC CDCs and youth centers are holding different events throughout the month

of April to celebrate the Month of the Military Child and to raise awareness to different childhood issues. The 86th FSS will be holding a Solidarity Sleep Out in front of the Kaiserslautern Military Community Center today, said Cordova. The sleep out is being held to raise money and awareness of homeless teens. Teens from around the KMC are coming out to sleep in front of the KMCC from 6 p.m. to 7 a.m. with only card board boxes or sleeping bags, Ponder said. They aren’t allowed to bring any electronic devices so they can experience what it is like to be homeless. For more information about different events being held in the KMC for children check out the calendar of events on www.86fss.com or contact KMC child care facilities at: • Ramstein CDC: 480-9276 or 06371-47-9276 • Vogelweh CDC: 489-7419 or 0631-536-7419 • Ramstein Youth Center: 480-6444 or 06371-47-6444 • Vogelweh Youth Center: 489-6504 or 0631-5536-5080

Expectant Parent Orientation comes to LRMC by Carmen Schott Ramstein Family Advocacy


he New Parent Support Program is a wonderful program that both the Air Force and Army offer right here in the KMC. Both programs have the

same mission of providing resources, referrals, homevisits and educational support to families. The Army and Air Force are teaming up to offer a joint Expectant Parent Orientation beginning May 21. The orientation will be held from 8 to

11 a.m. every third Tuesday of the month at the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center Chapel. There will be several key topics discussed such as prenatal information, Tricare, birth registration, passport information, and information about commu-

nity resources. Participants will receive free gifts. This program is designed to support first time parents by providing subject matter experts in child development, prenatal concerns, breast-feeding, and by offering speakers that can answer a

variety of practical questions for parents. For more information, call the Ramstein New Parent Support Program at 479-2098 or 06371-46-2098, or the Army New Parent Support Program at 493-4058/4066 or 0631-3406-4058/4066.

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Mark Your Calendar

» Get down at House Party from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. today at Armstrong’s Club, Bldg. 1036 on Vogelweh. No cover charge. For more information, call 0631-354-9986. » KMC Onstage is hosting the 2013 IMCOM-E Topper Awards Ceremony Saturday at Armstrong’s Club, Bldg. 1036 on Vogelweh. The no-host bar starts at 5 p.m. and the awards show starts at 6. KMC members may now make reservations and purchase tickets with KMC Onstage. Cost is $25. Come dressed to impress. » Cloth Diapering in the KMC hosts the Ramstein site of an international cloth diaper changing event that takes place Saturday, two days before Earth Day. In its third year in more than 225 sites in 15 different countries, the event will attempt to break last year’s Guinness World Record of 8,251 cloth diapers changed around the world at one time. Currently, more than 55 parent/ baby teams are registered to participate in the event on Ramstein. The event will be held

at 10:30 a.m. at the Ramstein Community Center Annex, Bldg. 411, on Ramstein. Representatives from various local organizations will be at the event to present information on parenting and green living in the KMC. Event participants will be eligible to win door prizes. For more information or to participate, email info@cdinthekmc.com or visit www.facebook.com/pages/Cloth-Diapering-in-theKMC-Events/297501973639957. » Vehicle Safety Day takes place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday at Pulaski Auto Skills Center, Bldg. 2859 on Pulaski Barracks. Win prizes, enjoy refreshments and take advantage of a free vehicle safety check. There will also be a special vehicle safety demonstration. » Dance the night away at Latin Night April 27 in the Armstrong’s Club’s ballroom, Bldg. 1036 on Vogelweh. Show off your dancing expertise with salsa, bachata, merengue and the rumba. Open to all ID cardholders 18 and over. No cover charge. » Bring the entire family to Family Board Game Night, starting at 4 p.m.

April 27 at the Java Cafe in Bldg. 273 on Rhine Ordnance Barracks. Children’s drinks will be 10 percent off and free beverage samples will be given out. Bring a board game and receive an additional discount. » Rehearsals to sing with the Communitywide Choir take place from 7 to 9 p.m. May 6 to 11 at Shabach International Ministries, 43 Bruchwiesenstrasse, 66849 Landstuhl. For more information, contact Sandra Johnson at Newthing77@yahoo.com or Bridgette White at bigchriswhite1989@ yahoo.com. » Take Mom out for Mother’s Day — Italian style! Bruno’s Pasta Bar is offering two Mother’s Day specials at the Landstuhl Community Club. Enjoy a quiet and relaxing Mother’s Day at 5 p.m. May 11 in Bldg. 3780. For more information, call 4867244 or 06371-86-7244. » Spoil Mom with an all-you-can-eat Mother’s Day treat! The Sembach Community Activity Center is hosting a Mother’s Day brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 12 inside the Presidential Ballroom, Bldg. 220 on Sembach Kaserne. Brunch costs $24 per person. Reservations must be made 14 days in advance. Call 496-5178 or 0630267-5178 for more information or to make reservations. » Enjoy Country Nights at the Kazabra Club from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. every Saturday on Vogelweh. For more information, call 489-7261 or 0631-536-7261. » The German Armed Forces restaurant, Deutsches Haus, located in Bldg. 544 on Ramstein is open for dinner from 5 to 9 p.m. Lunch is served from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The restaurant is closed Saturdays, Sundays and German holidays. For more information, visit www. deutscheshausramstein.de. » Come get salsa lessons and learn those hot Latin dance moves from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Kazabra Club, Bldg. 2057 on Vogelweh. Free admission. » The Sembach Community Activity Center Warrior Zone hosts Texas Hold ’em on Saturday nights. Registration is at 6 p.m. and the tournament starts at 7. There is a $25 buy-in. For details, call 496-5172 or 06302-67-5171. » Challenge the bartender to a game of darts at Dart Night from 7 to 10 p.m. Thursdays at the Kazabra Club, Bldg. 2057 on Vogelweh. » Command the stage by displaying your talent at Tuesday Night Expressions, from 7 to 10 p.m. every Tuesday at the Landstuhl Community Club, Bldg. 3780 on Landstuhl Post. Children can participate until 8 p.m. with parental supervision. Bring your own props, instruments and equipment. It’s free for performers. Open to U.S. ID cardholders.


» The Multicultural Spouses Club will meet at 11 a.m. April 26 in Bldg. 2926, the Yellow Ribbon Room, on Pulaski Barracks. This club is designed to bring people from different backgrounds together. Bring a dish

April 19, 2013 that is an old family favorite and embodies your heritage. For more information, call 0631-3406-4203. » The German-American and International Women’s Club Kaiserslautern will hold a playgroup meeting from 3:30 to 5 p.m. April 29. Join parents from other cultures and enjoy a coffee together while children play and hear other languages. The fee for each play date is €2 to cover facility costs. For more information, contact Katie Pelletier at president@gaiwc.com or 06383-9266018, or visit the GAIWC website at www.gaiwc.com. » Attention active duty, Guard/Reserve, former or retired commissioned and warrant officers of the uniformed services. The First European Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America invites you to the second 2013 membership meeting from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. May 4 at the Quack Restaurant and Biergarten (near Kleber Kaserne in Kaiserslautern). Stop by for lunch, check out membership benefits and meet the members of the chapter. RSVP to alanjolsen@gmail.com for directions to the meeting and to ensure there is enough room. » The King David Military Lodge No. 87, Free and Accepted Masons, Prince Hall Affiliation, meet at 7 p.m. the first and third Friday of every month on Ramstein, Bldg. 1004. The next meeting will be held today. For details, call Clifford Jackson II at 0162-265-8741. » Rheinland Pfalz Quilt Guild meetings are held the third Thursday of each month. Night meetings are held the fourth Thursday of each month. Visit www.rpqg.eu for the meeting location. » The Rhineland Breast Cancer Coalition, a group of breast cancer survivors in the KMC, are celebrating life and supporting and encouraging other breast cancer patients and survivors in the area. This group meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at Bambus Garden, outside Pulaski Gate by Vogelweh. For details, email RBCCgroup@yahoo.com.

Support Groups

» Join the Army Community Service Exceptional Family Member Program and learn more about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder at their meeting from 6 to 7:30 p.m. April 30 in the Yellow Ribbon Room on Pulaski Barracks. This session will facilitate discussion between families, special education personnel and EFMP staff pertaining to the services and resources available to support children diagnosed with ADHD. To reserve your spot, call 493-4094 or 0631-3406-4094.

Baumholder Events

» In observance of National Library Week, the Baumholder Library will be giving away free T-shirts to adults and children who sign up as new library patrons. As a library patron, along with checking out books, you will also be given digital access to the library homepage for free downloads. For details, call 485-8851 or 06783-6-8851.

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Airman & Family Readiness Center

Monday » EFMP STOMP Special Needs Seminar: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Armstrong’s Club Tuesday » EFMP STOMP Special Needs Seminar: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Armstrong’s Club » Reintegration brief: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., IDRC » Pre-deployment brief: 1 to 4 p.m., IDRC Wednesday » Base INTRO: 7:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., Hercules Theater » One-on-one VA appointments: 8 a.m. to noon, A&FRC » Extreme Couponing: 9 to 11 a.m., A&FRC Thursday » Pre-separation brief: 9 a.m. to noon, A&FRC » Fashion on the Furlough — Shop Your Closet: noon to 1 p.m., KMCC classroom (next to food court) » First Time Home Buying in the U.S.: 1 to 3 p.m., A&FRC » EFMP Adaptive After School Program — Bouldering: 4 to 5 p.m., Outdoor Recreation » Food on the Furlough: Menu Planning: noon to 1 p.m., A&FRC April 26 » HEARTLINK: 8:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m., A&FRC May 2 » Foo-Foo on the Furlough: Home Spa Treatments: noon to 1 p.m., A&FRC May 9 » Family Fun on the Furlough: Traveling on a Budget: noon to 1 p.m., A&FRC May 16 Fashion on the Furlough: Accessorize to Minimize: noon to 1 p.m., A&FRC


» The Ramstein Chapel is accepting bids for the contract position of Ramstein Contemporary Service religious education director. The chapel will be accepting bids until 4 p.m. May 3. The statement of work and bid documents can be picked up from the Ramstein North Chapel, Monday through Friday. Bidders are invited to attend the bid opening at 9 a.m. May 6 at the Ramstein North Chapel, Bldg. 1201. For more information about the position, call Petra Rausch at 480-2499 or 06371-47-2499.

Classes And Training

» Have you recently discovered that you will be a sponsor to a new family in the community? Take Sponsorship Training from 3 to 4 p.m. Tuesday in Bldg. 2891 on Pulaski Barracks. To register, call 0631-3406-4203. » Family Resiliency Training, a free seminar from Army Community Service, will be held at 9:30 a.m. Thursday in Bldg. 2891 on Pulaski Barracks. To register for the next seminar, call 0631-3406-4203. » Learn basic German skills every Monday evening or Friday at lunchtime. Stop by Bldg. 2891 on Pulaski Barracks or call 493-4023 or 0631-3406-4023 for more information on this class or to register.

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May 23 Fighting Filth on the Furlough: Homemade Cleaners: noon to 1 p.m., A&FRC To sign up, call the A&FRC at 480-5100 or 06371-475100.


April 27 » Month of the Military Child Community Event, 10 to 2 p.m., Pulaski Park

Health and Wellness Center

Monday » BOD POD Assessments: 8 to 10 a.m. » Healthy Eating: 10 to 11 a.m. » Back 2 Basics: 10 to 11 a.m. » Shoe Station: noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday » Running Clinic: 9 to 10:30 a.m. » Deep Water Running: 10 to 11 a.m. » Kneehab: 1 to 2 p.m. » BOD POD Assessments: 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday » Back 2 Basics: 10 to 11 a.m. » Shoe Station: noon to 2 p.m. Thursday » Deep Water Running: 10 to 11 a.m. » Kneehab: 1 to 2 p.m. » Shoe Station: 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. April 26 » BOD POD Assessments: 8 to 9 a.m. Call 06371-47-HAWC (4292) or 480-4292.

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» Self Initiated Care Kit classes are held twice a month. Call 479-CARE to schedule. » To check out benefits through TRICARE online, visit www. TricareOnline.com.

Family Advocacy

DAD 101 class: Monday, May 15, June 19, July 17, Aug. 21, Sept. 18 and Oct. 16. For details and to register, call 479-2098 or 06371-46-2098. » PREP: Fighting for your Marriage (three sessions): May, 4, 11 and 18, 9 a.m. to noon, HAWC. » Stress Management (four sessions): June 5, 12, 19 and 26, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. For details and to register, call 479-2370 or 06371-462370.

Sexual Assault Response Coordinator

Wednesday » Denim Day: 1 p.m., location to be determined. April 30 » 5K run, 2 p.m Mondays » Sexual Assault and Prevention Response class, 8:30 and 10 a.m., Hercules Theater For details, call Capt. Scott Simoneaux at 480-5597 or email Ramstein.Sarc@us.af.mil.


» Parent Power Now Conference with Judge Glenda Hatchett, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. For details, call 4896859.

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Bicyclists must obey regulations

by Petra Lessoing 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Bicyclists must always ride on the right-hand side of the street.

With warmer weather the time for bicyclists has come. Before the first ride, the bike should be checked to see if it still is in a good condition and safe. To be safe and comfortable, the bicycle must be put into the right position correspondingly to the person’s size and height. The height of the frame, the length of the pedals, the shape of the handlebars and saddle have to be taken into consideration. To avoid becoming a security risk in traffic, good visibility and correct lights are extremely important. German traffic regulations require properly installed lights consisting of a white front light, a dynamo, a red rear light, a white front and a red rear reflector as well as yellow front and rear wheel pedal reflectors. The classical dynamo can be supported by battery-run lights — if the bicyclist has to stop at an intersection, the lights will still work and provide visibility. A warning bell and a dual brake system are also required. Bicyclists must take care of their own safety by wearing a helmet, bright or light-colored clothes and protection for body parts, which easily get injured. On military installations, bicyclists must wear a properly fastened and approved helmet, which must meet the American National Standards institute, Snell Memorial Foundation Standards, or Economic Commission Europe Standards for bicycle helmets. To avoid risky situations, it is very important to drive on bicycle paths if available. In April, the fine for bikers not using marked bicycle paths, was raised to €20. It is not allowed to ride on sidewalks.

The following traffic regulations must be obeyed: • It’s forbidden to ride a bike the wrong way on a one-way street unless a specific sign located under the one-way street sign permits it. The sign has the symbol of a bike and says “frei” (free) or “Radfahrer frei” (free for bicyclists). • When turning, hand signals must be used. • Carriers are needed to transport packages or groceries. • Children up to 8 years old must ride on sidewalks. When the road must be crossed, they must push the bike across. • Bicyclists are authorized to have a passenger only if the passenger is not more than 7 years old and the bicyclist is at least 16 years old. An additional seat and footrests must be provided for the passenger. • It is not allowed to ride side by side in traffic. • Bicyclists are required to ride in a single file outside city limits. • It is allowed to pass slowly on the right of stopped vehicles (for example, at a stop light) if there is at least one meter between the bicycle and the vehicle being passed. • Bicyclists are required to slow down and stop, if necessary, for passengers entering or exiting buses on bicycle paths. To park the bike, cyclists should use a solid lock and chain the bike’s frame and the front and rear wheel if possible to a non-moving object such as a bike rack or light pole. Some communities have their own bicycle registration or theft-prevention system. The local military police or security forces station or installation

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Bicyclists riding at night should ensure they have the properly installed lights.

coordinator can provide registration information. German Polizei will fine bicyclists disobeying German traffic regulations such as ignoring red traffic lights (fine is €45), or driving bikes with serious defects. Bicyclists riding intoxicated risk to lose their driver’s license.

First spring culinary hike takes place in Wolfstein by Petra Lessoing 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs After the successful culinary hike in Rodenbach in September that saw about 10,000 visitors, organizers will offer their first spring culinary hike starting at 11 a.m. Saturday in Wolfstein. The six-kilometer walk will lead through a nice landscape near Wolfstein. Several food and beverage stations will be placed along the panorama-route where hikers can enjoy traditional “pfälzisch” dishes, international specialties and wines from regional and French vintners. Caterers will serve meat dumplings with sauce, chestnut and potato bratwurst, salmon smoked on a Finnish kota grill, flammkuchen and crepes. Regional butchers will offer French red wine meat and original “IdarObersteiner” steaks. Local tradesmen will open their shops longer than on regular Saturdays, so participants can combine the culinary hike with a shopping tour through Wolfstein. Children can have their faces painted and have fun on a jumping castle. A traditional “Palatinate Evening” with musical entertainment will take place after the hike at 7 p.m. at Rathausplatz. The Gospel Friends from ReichenbachSteegen will perform a gospel concert 7:30 p.m. in the protestant church. Starting point of the hike is the Rathausplatz in the center of Wolfstein. For the GPS, type in: Im Tauchental 3, 67752 Wolfstein. The town is located on B270, north of Kreimbach-Kaulbach. For more information about the hike, visit www.kulinarische-wanderung.de. TOP PHOTO: A spring culinary hike takes place over six kilometers Saturday in Wolfstein. BOTTOM PHOTO: Hikers stop at several food and beverage stations during the spring culinary hike Saturday in Wolfstein.

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F EVENT Irish night Sat, Apr 20 Waldmohr, VFB Sportheim The Sportheim Waldmohr will be hosting a special Irish night at 8 p.m. April 20. Enjoy live music from the band Itchy Fingers and fresh draught beer such as Kilkenny or Guiness. Additionally, traditional Irish food will be offered like smoked salmon, shepherd’s pie and Irish stew. Free admission. Long Night of the Museums Sat, Apr 20 Mannheim – Ludwigshafen – Heidelberg One night, three cities and uncountable cultural acts — that is the long night of the museums in Mannheim, Ludwigshafen and Heidelberg starting at 7 p.m. April 20. Visit the Masonic lodge in Mannheim, marvel at modern art at the Künstlerhaus Herbert A. Jung in Heidelberg, take part in a city tour through Ludwigshafen and enjoy many more attractions until 2 a.m. Tickets for all three cities are €16 (€19 at the box office). The tickets are also valid for all public transportation. For more info in German, see www.langenachtdermuseen.com. Alternative spring Until Sun, Apr 21 Heidelberg, Kunst/Halle The alternative spring is a special festival for music, culture and art. Experience this special event by taking part in experimental workshops, concerts, parties and exhibitions. On April 20, a special birthday party for the event location, Halle 02, will be celebrated with some DJ acts starting at 10 p.m. For the entire program and more information, see www.alternativerfruehling.de (in German only). Breakfast buffet Sun, Apr 21 Landau, Reptilium Enjoy an exotic breakfast buffet at the Wüstenhalle (dessert hall) of the reptile zoo in Landau from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Taste varieties of fruits, eggs, cheese, waffles and many more specialities. Invigorated, you can start your tour through the zoo and marvel at fascinating snakes, lizards, spiders and

many more reptiles and amphibians. Tickets only for the breakfast are €10.90 for adults and €6.90 for children up to 14 years old. For more information in German, see www.reptilium.de. Historic brewery tour Tue, Apr 23 Kaiserslautern, Tourist Information Learn more about Kaiserslautern’s beer history on the historic brewery tour starting at 6 p.m. April 23 from the Tourist Information Bureau. Learn interesting facts about the “beer city” of the 19th century. After touring the city, visit the largest rock cellar in Kaiserslautern, followed by beer tasting, which ends the tour in a relaxed atmosphere. Tickets are €12.50. Registration is required for an English tour. Call 0631-365-2316. Gastro city tour Wed, Apr 24 Kaiserslautern, Tourist Information Experience Kaiserslautern’s history during a very special excursion starting at 6 p.m. April 24 from the Tourist Information Bureau. On this tour through Kaiserslautern you will visit some of the city’s secret sights, such as a Jewish ritual bath, the Fruchthalle with its neorenaissance style ballroom and the Villa Munziger showing Pompeian paintings. During the tour you will stop in three different cozy restaurants to relax and have some drinks and a small snack. Tickets cost €16. Call in advance for an English tour. Cosmic Evolution Wed, Apr 24 Mannheim, Planetarium Experience the origin of the Earth almost live at the Planetarium Mannheim starting at 7:30 p.m. April 24. Watch as the full dome screen shows how our universe came to be during the big bang and the wonderous way in which galaxies, stars and planets arise and die. The show is in English and suitable for children from the age of 10. Entry fee is €7 for adults, €3.50 for children up to 12. For more info, go online and visit www.planetarium-mannheim.de Maimarkt Sat, Apr 27 – Tue, May 7 Mannheim, Maimarktgelände Visit the biggest regional fair in Ger-

many, Mannheim’s annual Maimarkt, from April 27 to May 7. The market is open every day from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. This year is the 400th anniversary of Mannheim’s market privileges. Around 340,000 people come to the market every year to see the more than 1,400 exhibitors. Products and services relating to various professions, leisure, household and more will be displayed. Adults pay €4.50 for tickets in advance and €8 at the box office. For more info, in German see www.maimarkt.de.

Cryptex Sat, Apr 20 Kaiserslautern, Bahnheim restaurant See the band Cryptex playing progressive folk rock music at the Bahnheim Kaiserslautern at 8 p.m. During their Animate Your Legs Tour 2013, the trio from Lower Saxony will be promoting their first live DVD. Celebrate and dance to the perfect music mix. Tickets cost €18 at the box office and €13 in advance. For more info, see www.bahnheim.de.

Vintage motorcycle race Sun, Apr 28 Nürburg, Nürburgring The Kölner Kurs is the vintage motorcycle race taking place at the GrandPrix route at the Nürburgring. Admire approximately 300 vintage motorcycles from different epochs. Tickets are €9 including the entry to all tribunes, paddocks and pit lanes. For more information in German, see www.nuerburgring. de.


Mining tour Sun, Apr 28 Imsbach, Weiße Grube Experience a special tour through one of the oldest mines in the region, the Weiße Grube in Imsbach, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. In the 18th century, primarily copper ore and cobalt was mined, but traces of silver were found as well. The English speaking tour guide will show you remains of the mining epochs from the medieval ages to the last era of mining in which mine workers used dynamite. For more info, call the Tourist Information Bureau Winnweiler at 06302-60261. CONCERTS The Vagrants Sat, Apr 20 Zweibrücken, Sutter bar/restaurant This independent Australian band will be presenting rock music at the pub Sutter starting at 9 p.m. The female front singer with her unique voice will ensure a good party mood for the audience. The Vagrants have been on their world tour now for more than seven years. Entry fee is €6. For more info, see www. gasthaus-sutter.de.

1. FC Kaiserslautern – SC Paderborn Sat, Apr 20 Kaiserslautern, Fritz-Walter-Stadium The 1. FC Kaiserslautern soccer team is playing a home game at the FritzWalter-Stadium at 1 p.m. April 20. The match will take place as part of the second half of the season against the SC Paderborn. Get tickets at www. fck-ticketshop.de (in German only) Wrestling show Sat, Apr 27 Mannheim, SAP Arena The SAP Arena is hosting the WWE Smack Down Wrestle Mania Revenge Tour starting at 7 p.m. April 27. See the most popular stars of this scene like Sheamus, Big Show, Natalya and many more in one show. With the perfect mix of athletics and show, they fascinate their audience. Tickets cost €38 and can be bought via the ticket hotline 06211819 0-333. Bicycle adventure day Sun, Apr 28 Zweibrücken, Herzogplatz Following last year’s huge success, a second bicycle adventure day will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 28 in the area around Zweibrücken. Along the 37.5-kilometer (23-mile) route you can enjoy the beautiful landscape with old mills, a monastery and several culinary food stalls. Additionally, a team of extreme sport bikers will perform some stunts at the Herzogplatz during the event. Throughout the day, programs for children and musical entertainment will be provided everywhere. For more information in German, see www. suedwestpfalz-touristik.de.

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Was ist Los? KMC Cultural Highlights by Petra Lessoing 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs The following is a list of performances and events happening in the KMC and nearby. Dates are subject to change.

Performing arts

Pfalztheater Kaiserslautern: • “Cosi fan tutte,” an opera by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 11 and 29, 8 p.m. Wednesday, and 6 p.m. May 5. • “The Black Rider: The Casting of the Magic Bullets,” a rock musical by Tom Waits, William S. Burroughs and Robert Wilson, in German, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 27, and 3 p.m. Sunday (child care available). • “Nabucco,” an opera by Guiseppe Verdi, 7:30 p.m. May 9. • “Aida,” a musical by Elton John and Tim rice, 7:30 p.m. May 18 and 28. • “Dornröschen,” Sleeping Beauty, a ballet by Stefano Giannetti, 7:30 p.m. May 25. For more information, call 0631-3675-209 or visit www.pfalztheater.de. Kammgarn Kaiserslautern: • Mic Donet presents soul music, 8 p.m. today. Tickets cost €25. • No Music in K-Town features Tentacle Attack and Swallow Pride with metalcore, and Vodoo Love with rock music, 8 p.m. Saturday. • Eric Fish & Friends present middle ages music, 8 p.m. Sunday. Tickets cost €19. • Kammgarn International Jazz Festival features Nubya, 8 p.m. Thursday; Pauline Ngoc, Malene Mortensson, Lulu Weiss, April 26; and Roberto Fonseca, Enrico Rave Dance Floor Ensemble, and Volker Klimmer and Djulia, April 27. Festival tickets for three days cost €47; single tickets cost €17. For times and other bands performing in different locations, visit www.kammgarn.de or call 0631-365-2607. Fruchthalle, Kaiserslautern: • The Pfalztheater Orchestra presents its third symphony concert featuring works by Ravel, Ridil and

Brahms, 8 p.m. April 26. • German Radio Philharmonics Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern presents works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, 1 p.m. May 2. Lunch will be offered at noon. Tickets cost €21 with lunch and €12 without lunch. For advance tickets and to register for lunch, call Kaiserslautern TouristInfo at 0631-365-2317. Stiftskirche Kaiserslautern: • “Al Oud und die Laute,” Persian-German music encounters, 8 p.m. today. Tickets cost €8. JUZ (Youth Center), Steinstrassse 47, Kaiserslautern: • Hard to Handle, a cover rock band performs 8 p.m. today. Tickets cost €6.50. For more information, visit www.juz-kl.de. Haus des Bürgers, RamsteinMiesenbach: • “Non(n)sens,” a musical comedy by Dan Goggin, in German, 8 p.m. today. Tickets cost €22 to €28. • “Classic without Borders,” a piano night with Stephan Schappé, 5 p.m. Sunday. Tickets cost €12. For more information, visit www.hausdesbuergers.de. Stadthalle Landstuhl: • “Izi Bizi,” a rock ’n’ roll show from the 1950s with the greatest hits from the musical “Grease,” 8 p.m. April 30. Tickets cost €19.50 to €28. For more information, visit www.stadthalle-landstuhl.de. English Theatre, Gallusanlage 7, Frankfurt:

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Jazz festival Nubya presents a mix of pop, rock ‘n’ roll, soul and jazz at 8 p.m. Thursday during the International Jazz Festival at the Kammgarn Kaiserslautern. Tickets cost €17. The festival continues April 26 and 27 with various bands. For more information, visit www.kammgarn.de.

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Medieval market in Bayerfeld A medieval spring market takes place from 2 p.m. to midnight Saturday and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday in Bayerfeld-Steckweiler. The market set up on Schlossbergstrasse revives the Middle Ages with marketeers, craftsmen, fortune tellers, musicians, belly dancers and knights. Vendors sell weapons, medieval clothes, wood and leather products, jewelry, herbs, fruit wines and honey. Craftsmen present the making of baskets, chairs and jewelry, pottery and blacksmithing. Different knights’ groups conduct show fights. Children can participate in the making of medieval coins, have fun on a merry–go-round and enjoy a children’s knight show. Typical medieval food and mead is served in a tavern. Admission to the medieval spring market is free. Bayerfeld-Steckweiler is on federal street B48, north of Rockenhausen and south of Bad Kreuznach. For GPS users, the zip code is 67808. For more information, visit http://die-stolzenburger.domain.lc.

• “Master Class,” a play by Terrence McNally, through April 28. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays to Saturdays, and 6 p.m. Sundays. For more information, visit www.english-theatre.org. Nationaltheater Mannheim, am Goetheplatz: • “Don Carlo,” an opera by Guiseppe Verdi, in Italian, with German subtitles, 7:30 p.m. today, and 7 p.m. April 27. • “Der kleine Prinz,” a ballet by Dominique Dumais, based on the book by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, 7:30 p.m. April 27 and 30. For more information, visit www.nationaltheater-mannheim.de.


• Kaiserslautern, Gartenschau, open to Oct. 31. Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. New flower show, “Light — Dark,” opens 2 p.m. Sunday in flower hall. Brass band Blech Pur presents “Musik im Park,” 4:30 p.m. Sunday. For more information, visit www.gartenschau-kl.de. • Kaiserslautern, Japanese Garden open daily 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., through Oct. 31. For more information, visit www.japanischergarten.de. • Kaiserslautern, Pfalzgalerie Museum, new exhibition “Matthew Tyson & Imprints — Artist and Printmaker,” Wednesday to June 23. Hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays to Sundays; Mondays closed. Visit www.mpk.de for more information.

• Brücken, 26th international running event around Ohmbach Lake, 6:15 p.m. today. Runs of 1.5, 5 and 10 km are for families, lead around lake. For more information, visit www.tv-bruecken.de. • Pfalzbibliothek (library of the Palatinate), Bismarckstrasse 17, Kaiserslautern, display of documents and discoveries of airplane crashes in World War II. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday, and 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday, through May 25. • Kaiserslautern, Stiftsplatz, market fest with special offers, food specialties, entertaining program, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 27. • Steinbach (north of Winnweiler), Celtic village, open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays and German holidays, to Oct. 31. For more information, go online and visit www.keltendorf-steinbach. de.

Flea markets

• Kaiserslautern, Pfalzcenter (across from Daenner Kaserne), Saturdays. • Kaiserslautern, Merkurstrasse, behind BMW dealer, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays. • Kaiserslautern, Opel, Portal 4, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and April 27. • Bad Dürkheim, Saline (saltworks), 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and April 27. • Ramstein, Autokino, April 28.

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Mailing prohibited items risks penalties


uthorized U.S. citizens in Germany receive a variety of goods and products through the military postal system from family, friends and online retail companies in the states. The majority of the mail received is processed and made available to customers without interruption. However, the post offices continue to receive some parcels that contain items that are prohibited and/or restricted for import into Germany. When German customs officials inspect the post offices and notice a violation, parcels are routinely seized and detained.

A sampling of prohibited items includes: • Beef jerky and canned meat products, including dog and cat food • Coffee, alcohol and tobacco products • Prescription drugs from pharmacies and non-prescription medicines, including supplements, diet pills and vitamins • Dairy products • Firearms without proper permits, ammunition and fireworks • Counterfeit goods, including purses, shoes, clothing, CDs, DVDs and any merchandise that violates trademark agreements

In addition, customers should be aware that use of the military postal system to receive and send goods and merchandise for the purpose of resale, resulting in a financial gain, is strictly prohibited. The resale prohibition violates Department of Defense mail regulations and host nation customs laws. Violators could face penalties or fines from German customs and may also jeopardize their mailing privileges, including a temporary mailing suspension, limited privileges or a permanent revocation of privileges. Retired military patrons face additional restrictions. In accordance with U.S. European Command Instruction 8703.01, military retirees in Germany

may only receive goods and merchandise from commercial mailers with a value of €22 or less and €45 or less from personal mailers. These restrictions are in addition to the 16 ounce weight limit. For more information on what is prohibited in the mail for Germany, visit www1.zoll.de/english_version/ a0_passenger_traffic/e0_vub/g0_ medicines/priv_imports/index.html or pick up a copy of USEUCOM NOTICE 8704.01-R, Prohibited Import Items, dated Nov. 1, 2012, available at the Ramstein Northside, Southside and Kapaun post offices. (Courtesy of Master Sgt. Joshua Keenan)

Summertime scams prove all that glitters is not gold by Robert Szostek U.S. Army Europe Office of the Provost Marshal Public Affairs HEIDELBERG, Germany — People can run into bad luck while they are on the road and become legitimate candidates for charity. Unfortunately, others are simply up to no good, warn officials at the U.S. Army Europe Office of the Provost Marshal. “With the onset of summer we again expect to see cases of swindlers trying to defraud Americans traveling around Europe,” said Joseph Day, USAREUR OPM law enforcement chief. Officials said one type of common scam involves someone in a vehicle flagging down other vehicles to get money by falsely claiming to need help. This kind of approach often happens close to a barracks gate, at a highway rest stop or on a road outside a town where vehicles must move slowly. Sometimes the scammers offer drivers what appears to be gold jewelry as “collateral” so they can pay a “loan” back later, OPM officials said, but the rings and chains usually turn out to be worthless brass imitations. OPM experts warned of a second scam that involves a con artist stopping an intended victim and claiming to have run out of money at a trade fair. The scammer then offers to sell the victim his expensive goods — often jackets or coats — at a huge discount so he can buy gas to get home. But the fancy brandname articles are nothing but cheap fakes.

Police in Bavaria recently reported another variation of the gold scam in which beggars give passersby a gold ring that they claim no longer fits. If someone accepts the gift, the man or woman then begs them for money and can become quite aggressive. Again, the supposed gold ring turns out to be brass. To avoid being scammed, Day recommends that members of the U.S. forces community in Europe keep these tips in mind: • Beware of distractions if you are in your car alone. Someone talking to you on the driver’s side of the car could be trying to divert your attention while a buddy steals your purse or wallet from the other side. • Offers that sound too good to be true, usually are. Articles with fancy brand names and gold jewelry are most likely cheap imitations. • Always consider the relationship between the trouble a person claims he is in and what he is asking for. People in real need rarely ask for more than what is absolutely necessary. • Never give large amounts of money to anyone on the road. The most anyone should need is enough to fill a tank with gas. Officials also noted that the German automobile association, ADAC, reports that travelers should also be aware that in some regions gangs may be involved in trying to scam motorists on main highways.

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The crooks, they say, generally drive large, dark sedans and try to get drivers to stop with hand gestures, flashing lights or a raised gas container. When their victim stops, they demand financial help for their families or try to sell fake jewelry. If the victim gives up little or no cash, the solicitation can turn into a robbery. ADAC advises drivers who encounter such situations to not stop, but continue driving. Day advises that anyone approached in this manner write down the person’s license plate number and contact the nearest military or civil police station.

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Ramstein gets ready ‘fore’ golf ! makes it a fun learning environment.” Many great players have needed a little help on their journey to becoming professionals. “I started playing at an early age he Woodlawn Golf but could never afford private lesCourse is holding golf sons when I started unfortunately. classes instructed by I began taking lessons as a teenBruce Loome, a Woodlawn golf pro ager and although this sport can be and a member of the British PGA. very frustrating during the learning The course staff ensures the lesphase, I was determined to succeed sons are fast, fun and affordable for and continued with the coaching for aspiring golfers who have little to many years,” Loome said. “I am no experience. proud to have achieved what I have “(The classes are held) at to date.” Woodlawn Golf Course, Ramstein, Training with a professional can both on the course and on the help a beginner advance very quickdriving range. There is a private ly, but sharing that love of the game teaching area that I use for the instruction,” Loome said. “We Bruce Loome, Woodlawn Golf Course golf pro and a member of the British PGA, describes the basic with others is what Loome said he begin with putting, chipping, fundamentals to students Tuesday on Ramstein. From April to October on Tuesdays and Thursdays, really enjoys. pitching then full swing. This Loome offers 90-minute lessons to those interested in learning more about golf. “(Golf) is a wonderful sport. It method of teaching is called backward ment provided to students. These classes are used to will take a lifetime to master, but it is played in chaining; it’s very good for the learning of any bring adults together who have an interest in golf, some lovely surroundings, you meet many different skill.” focus on teaching basic skills and provide informa- people all with a love for the game,” Loome said. From April to October on Tuesdays and tion on the rules of golf. For more information on the classes offered, Thursdays, Loome offers 90-minute lessons to those “It’s a really fun, stress-free environment,” call 06371-47-6240, 480-6240 or visit www. interested in learning more about golf, with equip- said golf student Lynne Wilson. “The instructor ramsteingolf.com.

Story and photo by Senior Airman Aaron-Forrest Wainwright 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs


Air Force and Army Chapel Schedule Protestant Services t %BFOOFS $IBQFM Saturday Seventh-Day Adventist Sabbath School 9:30 a.m. Worship service 11 a.m. Sunday Chapel Next Service 10:00 a.m. POC USAG-K Chaplains Office 493-4098, Civ. 0631-3406-4098, BLDG 3150 t -BOETUVIM $IBQFM Sunday Protestant Worship and Kid’s Church 11:00 a.m. POC USAG-K Chaplains Office 493-4098, Civ 0631-3406-4098 t 3BNTUFJO /PSUI $IBQFM (480-6148) Contemporary Service, 11:00 a.m. Sunday t 3BNTUFJO 4PVUI $IBQFM (480-5753) Liturgical Services, 9 a.m. Sunday Liturgical Sunday School, 11:00 a.m. Sunday Traditional Service, 11:00 a.m. Sunday t 7PHFMXFI $IBQFM (489-6859) Gospel Service, 11:00 a.m. Sunday Protestant Education Classes are available for all ages at Vogelweh, Ramstein, Landstuhl and Daenner, For more information, call 480-2499 or 489-6743.

t -BOETUVIM $IBQFM Sunday Mass 9 a.m. Daily Mass noon Mon – Fri POC USAG-K Chaplains Office 493-4098, Civ 0631-3406-4098

Islamic Services t 3BNTUFJO 4PVUI $IBQFM .PTRVF (480-5753), Jumu’ah Prayer, 1:30 p.m. For Religious Education and Daily Prayers check Prayer Schedule

Orthodox Christian Confession by appointment Divine Liturgy - Kapaun Chapel Sun, 9:00 a.m. For more information call: 489-2496

Youth Group

Middle School Youth Group, "Plugged-In" for Landstuhl, Kaiserslautern and Sembach meets on Sundays from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Pulaski Religious Youth Center. High School Youth Group, "The Rock" meets on Sundays from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Pulaski Religious Youth Center. Dinner for Students and their Families, Jewish Religious Services "Café" meets on Sundays from from 430 to 530 t 3BNTUFJO 4PVUI $IBQFM 4ZOBHPHVF (480-5753), p.m. at the Pulaski Religious Youth Center. Shabbat Evening Service, For details and other events, call Anthony Amor Friday, 7 p.m. at 0151-2411-2619 or visit www.kmcyouth.com. Catholic Services t 3BNTUFJO /PSUI $IBQFM (480-6148) Sunday Mass, 9:00 a.m. and 5 p.m. Confessions, 4 to 4:45 p.m. Sunday Daily Mass, 11:30 a.m. Mon through Fri t 7PHFMXFI $IBQFM (489-6859) Confessions, 4 to 4:45 p.m. Saturday Mass, 5 p.m. Saturday t %BFOOFS $IBQFM Sunday Confessions 11:45 a.m. Sunday Mass 12:30 p.m. Daily Mass 11:45 a.m. Tue – Fri POC USAG-K Chaplains Office 493-4098, Civ 0631-3406-4098

Denominational Services

Episcopal (St. Albans) ,BQBVO $IBQFM Sun, 10:30 a.m. Korean Service 4PVUI $IBQFM Sun, 1 p.m. Unitarian Universalist Service ,BQBVO $IBQFM 2nd & 4th Sun, 1.30 p.m. (Sep through May) Wiccan ,BQBVO "OOFY 1st & 3rd Sat, 7 p.m. Confessional Lutheran (WELS) 4PVUI $IBQFM 2nd & 4th Sun, 4 p.m.

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KMC boxes its way to a better body sticking with it ever since.” Way wasn’t the only one who has improved their fitness, Scullion said. There have been others who improved group stands huddled in a greatly as well. semicircle around a blue mat, “We have a few people who have a watching and waiting for the hard time getting past the fitness test, two warriors to don and adjust like one who started out at a 76, but their gear. got a 95 in the space of a couple of They put in their mouthpieces, bump months,” he said. “That takes dedicafists and wait for the coach’s signal. tion and drive, but they’ve all done “Ready?” he asks. The pugilists nod it. If you have a problem with fitness and mumble something through their come on out, we’ll push you to the rubber mouthpieces affirming they’re limit and you’ll have fun.” prepared for the ensuing battle. The boxing club offers service memUpon hearing “go,” the two immebers, their families and civilians anothdiately begin their bout, bobbing and er way to workout and get fit. weaving, and throwing a combination “It’s a lot more fun than the squadStaff Sgt. David Meredith, 721st Aerial Port Squadron security manager, spars against James ron delegated programs or working out of punches to the head and body. The fight ends, and even though this Scullion, Celtic Warrior Boxing Club coach, during practice Feb. 27 at the Miesau Army Depot. by yourself, you either get in that same was just practice, the lessons learned The combination of cardio, cross training and strength training makes boxing a great alternate boring routine or don’t know where to workout for any fitness level. prepare them for their next match. start,” Way said. “Out here you get a The Celtic Warrior Boxing Club was started being mentally strong.” bunch of people who are motivated and they get you about six months ago, and as most boxing clubs, Matches may be mentally challenging but the motivated, it’s fun and will really make you sweat.” it’s used to get the club’s members in shape, while rigorous training during practices helped many with Scullion says not all members of the club go on preparing them for their next bout. their overall fitness, improving several members’ to fight in matches, some attend just to get fit. The “I’ve been coaching for more than 20 years now, physical training test scores. club meets three times a week from 6 to 8 p.m. when I started my own gym,” said James Scullion, “I’ve lost a lot of weight, and have gotten in a Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the Miesau Celtic Warrior Boxing Club coach. “It’s in my lot better shape,” said Staff Sgt. Aaron Way, 721st Army Depot gym. blood; ever since I was a child, I’ve had boxing Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief. “I went “If you have problems getting fit and you like gloves and we all used to spar each other as our from barely passing my PT test to this last one get- mixed-martial arts or whatever and you want to entertainment for the day.” ting a 95.1, beating my commander’s score. I got learn how to box, come on out,” he said. “We He decided to become a coach because of the tired of scraping by and being out of shape.” will do drills and we’ll get your fitness up, if you reactions of those he trained. For Way, being involved in a boxing club fulfilled like it, great. Warrior fitness and resiliency is what “Seeing the belief in these people, if they a childhood dream. boxing is all about and it brings you to the next don’t believe in themselves or have a little bit “Ever since I was a child, I wanted to box,” level.” of fear and seeing their confidence improve,” he said. “I just never lived in an area where it At the end of the day, the boxers pack up while he said. “(Boxing) is 80 percent mental and 20 was possible or didn’t have the money. Then I get reflecting on lessons learned from the day’s fight, percent physical. It’s about movement, fitness and here and find out this is going on and I’ve been coming up with new plans for future matches.

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Basketball fundamentals

Basketball fundamentals, classes coached by professional German basketball league player Anthony Harris, will take place until May 30 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5 to 6 p.m. for ages 5 to 10, and from 7 to 8 p.m. for ages 11 to 18. Practices will take place in the Baumholder Middle/High School gym. Clean, hand-carried shoes are required to play. The cost is $60. To register or for more information, call Parent Central Services at 485-7003 or 067836-7003.

Day of Lacrosse

Looking for something to do Sunday? Come on out and watch the fastest game on two feet. The Kaiserslautern Lumberjacks has a “Day of Lacrosse” Sunday with three ladies lacrosse games and two men’s games. Ladies games: 11 a.m. — Kaiserslautern vs. Karlsruhe 1 p.m. — Würzburg/Passau vs. Karlsruhe 3 p.m. — Kaiserslautern vs. Würzburg/Passau

Mens games noon — Kaiserslautern B vs. Marburg 2 p.m. — Kaiserslautern A vs. Cologne Entrance is free. Games are held at TSG 1861 Kaiserslautern e.V., Hermann-Löns-Strasse 25, 67663 Kaiserslautern. For more information or if interested in joining, search “Kaiserslautern Lacrosse” on Facebook.

Golf tournament

The Army Emergency Relief Golf Tournament takes place May 10 at the Woodlawn Golf Course on Ramstein. Compile a team and register now by calling your Army unit representative or ACS at 0631-3406-4221/4015. Tickets prices include green fees, cart and buffet style lunch.

Bodybuilding, figure invitational

The K-Town Bodybuilding and Figure Invitational will be held at 3 p.m. May 18 in the Kaiserslautern High School auditorium. The invitational will feature more than 30 athletes from the KMC, Stuttgart,

Wiesbaden, Spangdahlem and other surrounding communities. This free event is open to everyone. The event is sponsored by the Kaiserslautern Landstuhl Spouses’ Association and Landstuhl Regional Medical Center Bravo Company Tier III. For more information, visit www.sandigriffin.com or www.facebook.com/teamlandstuhl.

Players needed

FV Olympia Ramstein, the soccer club in Ramstein-Miesenbach, is looking for girls born 1997 to 2000 who would like to play soccer in a girls team. Younger players are welcome as well. Practice is conducted from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays at the FV Olympia Ramstein compound (Am Hocht) or at the Reichswald stadium near the Azur swimming pool. The club’s women’s team needs players born after 1995. Practice is from 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Any interested players should contact Klaus Peter Heil at 0637171801 or Jens-Frederic Wolf at 0176-64648945. For details, visit www.fv-olympia-ramstein.de.

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Galaxy Theater (Vogelweh) TODAY Oblivion (PG-13) 7 p.m. SATURDAY - Identity Thief (R) 4 p.m. Parker (R) 7 p.m. SUNDAY Rise of the Guardians (PG) 4 p.m. Editor’s note: Schedules and synopses are provided by the Army and Air Force Exchange Service. Movie times and dates are subject to change by the individual theaters. Please check with the theater to ensure accuracy.

At The Movies

Visit www.kaiserslauternamerican.com/movies.php for details The Croods (PG) — The world’s very first prehistoric family goes on a road trip to an uncharted and fantastical world. Starring Nicolas Cage and Emma Stone.

Oblivion (PG-13) — Jack Harper is one of the last few drone repairmen stationed on Earth. Part of a massive operation to extract vital resources after decades of war with a terrifying threat known as the Scavs, Jack’s mission is nearly complete. Living in and patrolling the breathtaking skies from thousands of feet above, his soaring existence is brought crashing down when he rescues a beautiful stranger from a downed spacecraft. Her arrival triggers a chain of events that forces him to question everything he knows and puts the fate of humanity in his hands. Starring Tom Cruise and Morgan Freeman.

Parker (R) — A thief with a unique code of professional ethics is double-crossed by his crew and left for dead. Assuming a new disguise and forming an unlikely alliance with a woman on the inside, he looks to hijack the score of the crew’s latest heist. Starring Jason Statham and Jennifer Lopez.

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ACROSS 1 Have on 5 Spherical bodies 9 Florentine river 13 Handel contemporary 14 Country singer Bonnie 16 Dire destiny 17 Beatle with the beat 19 Speechless 20 Sham 21 Gateway Arch designer 23 German film director Riefenstahl 25 Norwegian inlets 26 Boyfriends 29 Kind of diver 31 Art medium 32 Skirt part 33 Where Belgrade is 36 Prefix with athlete 37 Lives 39 Anomalous 40 Listened to 42 Legal thing 43 Christmas 44 Salad style 46 Devoured 47 Hooked claws 48 Sunrise 50 Devil worship 52 Become fond of 56 Newspaper notice 57 Unique 59 Seagoing ice 60 Greek sorceress 61 Right-angled extensions 62 Care for 63 “Carpe ___” 64 Biological bristle DOWN 1 “Star Trek” speed 2 Greek goddess of discord 3 “Green Gables” girl 4 Leo’s brightest star 5 Actor-director Welles 6 Cagney epithet

7 It’s not fair! 8 Attack from the air 9 Devotee 10 Circuitous 11 Written commentary 12 Augury 15 Tramps 18 Works of Shelley 22 Valentine’s Day gift 24 A day in Rome 26 Not just one 27 Dublin’s land 28 Estrangement 30 Islamic chiefs 32 Devotion to pleasure 34 Aimless 35 Yemen port 37 Military mission, briefly 38 Feat 41 Expanded 43 New Englanders 45 Gave out 46 Actor McGregor 47 Dining-room furniture 49 Elite squad 50 Gentle 51 Skirt style 53 Author ___ Stanley Gardner 54 Pinball problem 55 Greek peak 58 “Gosh!”

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Brand new freestanding bungalow, 22 km to K'lautern/Sembach, 220 m², 3 BR, 1 Studio, 2.5 Baths, BIK, Liv/Din-Room, No pets, Avail: April 15, 2013, Rent: approx. 1900 Euro + util. For more information please contact G.I. Bill Pay Service & Real Estate: 06371-465407 or 0160-1065196 or ramstein@gibillpay.com Brand new freestanding bungalow, 22km to K'lautern/Sembach, 220 m², 3 BR, 1 Studio, 2.5 Baths, BIK, Liv/Din-Room, No pets, Avail: April 15, 2013, Rent: 1790.00 Euro + util. For more information please contact G.I. Bill Pay Service & Real Estate: 06371465407 or 0160-1065196 or ramstein@gibillpay.com Brand new house, Kaiserslautern, 290sqm, 6bedr, 2 1/2 bath, luxury kitchen, fire-place, garage, duplex, €2115,- + util. Real Estate Metzler 017661721186 Brand new, wonderful FSH, Weilerbach, 8 min to RAB, 238 sqm, 5 bedrooms, 2,5 baths, modern BIK, big dining, -living room, floor heating, carport, terrace, Rent 1900 € + Util. + Finder's fee. Sunny Ray Immobilien, 015787016817 Dublex in Landstuhl, In der Atzel 7, 100sqm, bik, 3BR, liv, 2 baths, big basement w/ hobby rm. No pets! €680 + util, 06371-62411 Duplex-Half 175 m² in Otterbach, 6 km to K'Lautern, 3 BR, Liv/DinRoom, 2.5 Bath, In-Law-Suite, Winter garden, Carport, Small yard, Pets allowed, Rent: 1300 Euro + util., Avail: May 1, 2013. For more information please contact G.I. Bill Pay Service & Real Estate: 06371-465407 or 0160-1065196 or ramstein@gibillpay.com Duplex-Half, 140sqm in Rammelsbach, 2 BR, 1.5 Bath, Liv/DinRoom w. fireplace, BIK, Garage, Pets negotiable, Rent: 1030 Euro + util., Avail: Now. For more information please contact G.I. Bill Pay Service & Real Estate: 06371465407 or 0160-1065196 or ramstein@gibillpay.com Eulenbis: 10 min to RAB, gorgeous view, huge house with 6 bed, 3 baths, BIK, garage. € 1870,-- RE/MAX Dreamhomes 4 U Landstuhl, Kaiserstr. 4, 01704116990 or 01706850060 Email wolfgang.wiedmann@re max.de

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FSH 250 m² in Neuhemsbach, 6km to Sembach, Sembach school district, 4 BR, 2 Baths, BIK, Liv/Din-Room, Storage, InLaw-Suite, Yard, Pets allowed, Rent: 1700 Euro + util., Avail: March 15, 2013, Reduced fee. For more info please contact GI Bill Pay Service & Real Estate Tel.: 06371-465407 or 0160-1065196, Email: ramstein@gibillpay.com FSH w/ In-Law-Suite 225sqm in Otterbach, 6 km to K'Lautern, 4 BR, 3 Baths, 2 Living-Room, Dining-Room, 2 BIK, 1 Carport, Yard, Laundry-Room, Storage, Pets allowed, Rent: 1700 Euro + util., Avail: May 15, 2013. For more information please contact G.I. Bill Pay Service & Real Estate: 06371-465407 or 0160-1065196 or ramstein@gibillpay.com FSH, 4br, bik, dinrm, 2baths, garage, yard, €1510 + util Anne S. Neumann Immobilien4you Tel: 06372.-803641 or 0173-8317162 Hohenecken Freest House 130sqm 3BR BIK 1.5bath liv/din terr balc garden cpks laundry basem attic no pets €900 +util Call: 0631-51368 or 0179-8434298 Hohenecken: very nice freestanding House, 371qm Living space, huge dining and living room, BIK, Pantry, 5BR, 2,5 BA, Huge Studio with a fantastic view, Basement, Garage private Yard and much more. Rent 2800€ call Kryspina at RE/MAX Real Estate Center 0631/ 41408880 or 0176/61265403 House for rent, freest., KL-Gersweilerhof, between KL and Erlenbach, 3km to City, 200spm, 5 bedr., 1 liv/di, kitchen full furnished, 2 baths, 1 WC sep. & 80spm terrace, 1 Garage, SAT TV, fast Internet, WLan child welcome, pets allowed, schoolbus stop nearly house, Kiga 1,5 km, nice location at the forest, rent 1022,-€ (Garage 40,-)+ utl. by meter, free on 15. April, please call 0631/43911, Address: Im Gersweilerhof 13, 67659 Kaiserslautern eMail: tbgmbh@ gmail.com House in 66503 Dellfeld, 35 min from RAB, 33 km, 210 m², 6-7 bedrms, 2 baths, livingrm, dining area, BIK, 2 fireplaces, balcony, huge backyard, 2 garages, attic, basement € 1023.- + util., call Eva 06301/5551 (8 pm) or 0160 97205132 anytime House in a quiet Area, 5 Bed Rooms, Livrm, Dinnrm, new BIK, Bath, Guestt, Landryrm, Big Balcony, Garage, DSL-Internet, AFN 160qm. No Finders Fee €930 063847067 or 01638150865 - mi chaelx-xbraun@web.de House in Niedermohr avail now, no pets, 06383-5610

April 19, 2013 Jettenbach, exclusive modern freestanding house, 331sqm, 6BR, 5baths, 4 balc, big yard, 2x garage, Ramstein school distr, pets allowed, €2580 + util, 01717776544 or after 1900 0637171523 Jettenbach: Must see Great modern house, about 340 m² living sp, 6 bedroom and 5 bathrooms, large livingr, BIK, 2 Garages, very big yard, available now only 15 min to RAB € 2.500,-- RE/MAX Dreamhomes 4 U, Landstuhl, Kaiserstr. 4, 01704116990 or 0170 685 0060 Email wolf gang.wiedmann@remax.de Lambsborn, 4BR Duplex, 2Bath, Living+Diningrm, Basement, Familyrm, Balcony, Yard, Carport. Located near forest/great walking+biking trails. 15min. to Landstuhl. Rent 1300 Euros+Util.+1month Deposit. Pets allowed. 0173-9044818 or stefanievaughn79@yahoo.de Luxury big FSH, between Heidelberg & K-Town, 180sqm, 4BR, 2bath, flr heating, BIK, terrace, balc, garden, quiet area, €1300 + util, Call Henry 0172-6634425 Mackenbach, house 5 minutes to RAB, 185 qm, terrace, bik, 2 bath, 2 carports, garden, aval. now, real estate Volker Würtz, call 0171 3435936 €1390 Mackenbach: duplex 4 bedr., 2 ½ bath, living/diningm, built in kit., patio, yard, carport, 1.510,-- € + util www.agra-immobilien.de 06371/57656 Mackenbach: exclusive freestanding 8 bedr., 4 ½ bath, living/diningrm., open fire-place, patio, balcony, yard, doublegarage, 3.460,--€ + util www.AGRA-Immo bilien.de 06371/57656 New built low energy FSH in Freisen, 25 min. to RAB, 250 m², 5 BR, 2 BIK, 2.5 Baths, Liv/DinRoom, Office-Room, Basement, Pets negotiable, Rent: 1800 Euro + util. For more information please contact G.I. Bill Pay Service & Real Estate: 06371-465407 or 0160-1065196 or ramstein@gibill pay.com Nice FSH in a small village, 10 BR, 4 BA, 2BIK, 460sqm, beautiful view, 5min to landstuhl, 10 min. to ramstein €1800 01748053602 No fee, freestanding house in Weilerbach 6 bdr, 2 full bath, eat in Kitchen, 1200 € + extras. Call Hanns 06374 - 1576 HannsJosef@t-online.de will send more pics + informations Queidersbach: freestanding 4 bedr., living/diningrm., 2 ½ bath, built-in-kit., basement, yard, garage, carport, 1.280,-- € + util www.agra-immobilien.de 0637157656

Baumholder International Worship Center Centro de Adoración Internacional Baumholder Überm Weiher 2 (GPS-Am Rauhen Biehl 2) 55774 Baumholder Tel. 06783-185-0980 Sunday Intl Worship: 11:00 hr Wednesday Prayer/Bible Study: 19:00 hr Pastors Harry & Cristina Rodriguez, Jr. Tel: (Handy/Cell) 01577-9105550 E-mail: pastorharryrodriguez@hotmail.com

Ramstein village, FSH, 170 sqm 5 BDR, 2,5 baths, rent € 1200, Reduced Fee ZIAI DZ Immobilien, 01726823232 Ramstein Village: huge house in the center of Ramstein, 6 bed, 2 Baths, bik, small yard, garage, free now € 1.700,--+ util. RE/MAX Dreamhomes 4 U Landstuhl, Kaiserstr. 4, 01704116990 or 01706850060 Email wolf gang.wiedmann@remax.de Representable Fam house 9BR w/ AC whirlpool open firepl 2WC 2baths garage for 3cars 2BIK lrg fenced lot 300sqm liv space Pets OK in Patersbach 15min to RAB avail 15 Jun €1980+utl Call: 0163/ 7719743 Sembach area. Sunny house, 135 sqm, bik, carport, big garden near the forest, 990.-€, call Volker, 0171 3435936 Spacious house, 5 bdr, 3 baths, carport, 5 km to Miesau, 16 km to RAB, low finders fee $1750 Martin 0177-1700206 Spesbach, Langgewanne 12a, 1Fam House, built 2001, 240sqm, 6Rms, BIK, 2bath, firepl. stor, garage, lrg studio & property 1805€ +util, 06386-7871 Spesbach: townhouse 4 bedr., 1 ½ bath, living-diningrm., patio, balcony, yard, 1.150,--€ + util www.AGRA-Immobilien.de 06371/ 57656 Steinwenden: freestanding 4 bedr. 2 ½ bath, living/diningrm., built-in-kit., patio, yard, garage, 1.720,--€ + util www.AGRA-Immo bilien.de 06371/57656 Why stay in a hotel room while looking for a permanent homecome and stay in a comfortable large suite. Pets Ok, AFN. 4 info www.facebook.com/ramsteinlod ging €130 01791456657 Winnweiler: House in nice location: 180 sqm; 5 BR; 2,5 bathrooms; Rent: 1.100€ + utilities; RE/MAX Real Estate Center Call Katrin Lindner 0631/41408880 or 0176 80226940

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300sqm+ Finished basement, top floor can be rented out as a separate apartment, 2 car garage, 2 car carport, Nice yard with barbecue fire pit, grape vines, blueberry bushes and more. New Kitchen, new wallpaper in living room, lots of storage space. Between Ramstein, Kaiserslautern, and Baumholder. Save Money = No Realtors!!! 13 Glanblick Offenbach-Hundheim RP 67749 €270000 0171-999-1710 / thun der.diver@hotmail.com 5 min east of KL: beautiful house in quiet location, 260 sqm open floor plan, more than 1000 sqm property, walk-in-closet, built-incabinet floor heated, sauna, 2 garages € 368.000,-- RE/MAX Dreamhomes 4 U, Landstuhl, Kaiserstr. 4, 01704116990 or 01706850060, email wolf gang.wiedmann@remax.de Mehlingen fst. 1Fam House w/ spacious flr-plan & best interior, 3BR & walk-in-robe, 2.5baths, liv/ dinrm, balc, terr, sauna, tannig bed, dbl garage & much more! 425.000€ obo Immobilien Bähr 06303-983153

April 19, 2013

Beautiful, luxury house, Ramstein school, 20 min to RAM Airbase / 288 sqm / 5 br /3 bath, open floorplan, / floorheat. / firepl, gar / yard, E 335.000,- Henschtal: very nice freest house / 230 sqm / 2003 / property 508 sqm, 5 br, 2,5 bath/ floorh. yard, carp, parking, E 285,000,- ; JR Realty, ph: 01703159692 or jrrealtykmc@ya hoo.com BruchmĂźhlbach 1FSH Bj. 2002. 5BR, livrm, 2baths, 255sqm, . Studio, BIK, firepl, 2storagerm. Garage, property. 500 sqm, 380000â‚Ź, SchĂśnenberg 1FSH Bj. 2001, 240sqm, 6BR, liv/dinrm, 3Baths, 2 storagerm. Studio, BIK, firepl, bay windows, gr. Garage. property. 500 sqm 360000â‚Ź, Spesbach 1FDH Bj. 2002, 5BR, liv/dinrm, 2Bath, BIK, 2storagerm, Studio, 245sqm living space. 300sqm property. firepl, Garage 345000â‚Ź, Spesbach, 2Duplex houses Bj. 2002, 12BR, liv/dinrm, 4Baths, 4storagerms. Both 490sqm, 2Studios, 2BIK, 2 firepl, 2 Garages, 900sqm property, No Realtor Fee, 695000â‚Ź 06841/9944879 Freestanding house, property 914 sqm., 210 sqm., living-space, 6 bedrms., 3 baths., +sauna, b.i.k., basement, floor-heating, balcony, 2 garages, terrace, nice yard, Only 290 000 â‚Źuro Anne S. Neumann Immobilien4you Tel: 06372.-803641 or 0173-8317162 Kl-Erfenbach, near Vogelweh, freestanding well maintained good low-energy house, 4BR, 2bath, BIK, open liv/dinrm with big ground floor windows. Several seating options/Terrace in the Garden and Garage. 325.000.-â‚Ź no realtor fee. Immobilien Bähr 06303-983153 Open House Sun 28 Apr 14001600 hrs, 67661 Kaiserslautern, Schumacherwoog 20, Dream House 209m² Liv Space, 1065m² lot (owned by the seller). 5 bedrms, liv/diningroom, built in kitchen, pantry, fam rm, 2 bath, sauna, laundry rm, cov balcony, cov patio, outside bbq, playground, garden house, plus more outside storage, own well, totally fenced, gas heating. 339000 Euro. Doris Drewlow Immobilien, Tel: 063715940059

Use your Housing Allowance to purchase your home - : buying in Germany is not complicated. We will inform you about all the details. We will help you - finding - financing - notarizing - moving in step by step to get your own home, RE/MAX Dreamhomes 4 U, Landstuhl, Kaiserstr. 4, 06371/ 6129262 or 0170 685 0060, email wolfgang.wiedmann@remax.de

Ramstein Hotel Apartments- 2/3 bedroom suites perfect for families on TLA, LQA. All inclusive, no out of pocket expences. Pets ok. www.facebook.com/ramsteinlod ging or tel.01791456657 Winnweiler (6 km to Sembach, temp_house@hotmail.com 12 km Kaiserslautern) extraordinaTdyhomes.com 1-4 BR Apts in ry house, 165m² living space, garKtown Ramstein Landstuhl. Near den, garage (2 cars), spaciousall bases. Free phone, fast interopen living and dining area with finet, house hunting help and much replace, floorheating, 3 bemore. Fully furnished with washer/ drooms, 1dressing room, 1,5 badryer, full kitchens. Close to rethrooms, open gallery, for sale by staurants, train, pubs, etc. Ameriowner â‚Ź329000 svenpfeiffer75@li can Veteran owned with German ve.de American staff Ilse 01709394463 or email tdyhomes@me.com


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Exclusive TLA, freestanding house in Mackenbach, 200 sqm., complete furnished, 2 baths., b.i.k., fenced terrace, garage, pets are welcome, exclusive TLA Apartment, 100sqm., complete furnished, with terrace, dining-living. Area, full baths., carport, no commision please call 01738317162 Frank Immobilien4you Temp apt Ramstein 2 BR fully furnished TV DVD all dishes, washer and dryer, off-st. parking, 01714831501 RAMSTEIN


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! ! Apt Mackenbach 60sqm 5min RAB sep entry fully furn BIK wasLandstuhl: Warehouse type builher/dryer fast Internet TV short / ding about 500 m², office space, long term 0172-4094177 large parking. Also good for big !! Nice single-apt. in Gimsbach, meetings etc. Available now rental ca. 100 ², all interior, 2 bedr., 2 price on request. RE/MAX Dreambathr., terrace, carport, rent min. homes 4 U, Landstuhl, Kaiserstr. 3 months, 15 km RAB. Tel. 0162/ 4 Tel: 01704116990 or 1582064 01706850060 email wolf !!!! 1 2 3 4 5 Beds luxury temp gang.wiedmann@remax.de apts for incoming/outgoing families & TDY. Ramstein Air Base 2 AUTOS mins, short walk to restaurants & shops. Beautifully furnished, All ads & pics can be viewed @ 100% equipped TV, AFN, English www.class-world.eu satalite, DSL, free telephone, USA & Europe, good library & movie seCaution: Some KA Classified lection. Pets welcome. Off street ads have become a target parking at all locations. Call 0171for scams. Please be cau2679282 or email: luxuryapts09@ tious if potential buyers offer yahoo, com you payment methods other @Ramstein-large suites for famithan cash. lies. Pets ok, AFN, free Tel calls, WiFi, PC, washer/dryer, cleaning, 0152 - 0678 - 60 - 80 was new parking. temp_house@hot 1000 euros was from my Ford mail.com www.facebook.com/ram Probe â‚Ź360 015206786080 stein.lodging â‚Ź130 01791456657 stefandsanya@gmail.com 1-3Bed, Internet, Wash/Dry, 1993 BMW 316i, 221K, 4Dr 5spd American owner/nbm4rent.com manual, Just passed inspection 01742430124/nbm4rent@hot Mar 13, Runs very smooth for 20 mail.com year old car, Perfect get around

Wonderful freestanding house, property 534sqm., 3 bedrms., 2 baths., fenced yard, garage Price Sunday 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. 219 000 ₏uro + util Anne S. NeuWednesday 7 p.m. mann Immobilien4you Tel: 06372- /DQGVWXKOHU 6WUD‰H ‡ 5DPVWHLQ 9LOODJH 803641 or 0173-8317162 Tel: 06371-1806299 or 0151-57727850 www.ramst-churchofchrist.com

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Page 33 1994 BMW 525i Auto, Dual AC, pwr sunroof, E34 w/Vanos, traction cntl, M sport susp, newer brakes, exhaust & battery 296K, winter/summer tires $2495 obo 063738925254 lv msg or pelican84@gmail.com 2002 BMW 316i, 60,000miles, first owner, garage kept, automatic air control, grey, park alarm, good condition, â‚Ź3100, 017684498344 2002 SLT Sport Plus 1500 Dodge Ram - 4.7 liter V8, Buyer gets New set of All Season tires, 90,390 Miles, Only *Royal Purple* oil, Charcoal Grey $8,000 obo Chris 06374-99-1095/big chris.morris@gmail.com 2003 Subaru Forrester 111,000 miles good, reliable vehicle automatic. $6,500.00 06331866265 / mjstricker65@yahoo.com 2004 Chevy Blazer V-6, 115,000 miles, runs great, new calipers, wheel hub assembly, tie rd ends, wheels 1yr old, auto 4x4, pass inspec. 12/2012 $5,000 016091348847 / skins4life78@ya hoo.com 2004 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT Quad Cab 2WD 4.7L, 133,000 miles, KBB Value: 10,273, Nada: $9,300. Seats 6 people. Clean Title. Runs Great. $9,000 obo, Natasha or Ray 015164512307 or 01745750080, email: natashamuniz17@gmail.com

2004 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT Quad Cab 2WD 4.7L 133,000 Miles. Seats 6. Bed Liner (Rhino) Black Cloth interior. 22' rims. Dual Exhaust. Call for more info $7,500 obo natashamuniz17@gmail.com 015164512307 2004 Subaru Forester Excellent Condition. Guaranteed to pass inspection. All Wheel Drive. Pioneer radio with ipod connection. Super Reliable. $8000 016094645492 / samuelhorwitz@hotmail.com 2006 Lincoln Zephyr (MKZ) V6, 95K. Luxurious car inside and out. White ext with tan heat/cooled seating. Fully loaded. $8000 Chris 01703272717 or natebully@ gmail.com 2008 Volvo XC90 3.2 AWD!! 91,000 miles. Call for pictures and more info. $17000 015146547275 / eldiegocalde@gmail.com 2009 Mercedes C220 CDI Caravan 114000 km, grey 125 kw â‚Ź16800,00 015121667022/ volkerhub@t-online.de

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car $2500 obo mtcolo@gmail.com 0160 9131 9593 2.0T Sel 4 Motion Sport. Automatic 6speed w/triptronic. Keyless start. Heated front seats. All Leather, bluetooth wireless, navigation touchscreen. 10m $29,000 (obo) X_Jeska@yahoo.com


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8 Min to RAB, Ramstein School Distr., about 400 m² living space, 7 bedr, huge family room, livingr, diningr, excl. kitchen, pantry, 3 bathr, Sauna, 2 Garages very quiet living area, â‚Ź 449.000,-- RE/ MAX Dreamhomes 4 U, Landstuhl, Kaiserstr. 4, 01704116990 or 01706850060, email wolf gang.wiedmann@remax.de

Kaiserslautern American

KMC Assembly of God Church

Sun: 10 am, 11 am and 6 pm Wed: 7 pm MĂźhlstrasse 34 67659 Kaiserslautern Tel. 06 31 - 36 18 59 92 Tel. 06 371 - 46 75 16 Reverend Chuck Kackley Phone: 06333-9931838 Cell: 0171-6574322

Services are held at Kaiserstrasse 16 A, Einsiedlerhof WORSHIP HOURS: Sunday 10 a.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. Family Night


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BMW 318i, automatic, automatic A/C, cruise control, heated seats, AUTOS power window, silver, new winter & summer tire (summer tire never All ads & pics can be viewed @ used) 8 alloy rims, 18 inch tires, www.class-world.eu very good condition, 53,000 mi2011 Jeep Wrangler Sport les, €3200, Call: 0176-22858442 12,500 miles, loaded, like new in/ out, 6 cylinder, 6 speed, 7 year/ Chrysler Sebring 2.0 Touring 70K mile warranty, email: Black Metalic, 10/2008, 1st owturner96exp@aol.com $23,000.00 ner, 48.000 km, 115 kW (156 PS), A/C, Speed Control, Winter/Sum2012 Harley 1200 Sportster Cumer Tires and more. €8900 bj81@li stom - A great bike w/only 245 mive.de les! Under warranty w/unlimited mileage til Dec 2015. Call Chuck Great running car, one owner, 5 at 015152543991 $9800.00 speed manual, power steering, 4 chuck10293@gmail.com door, new battery, 107,500 km, inA set of Continental Winter tires spection good to Oct., all season with rims 5 lugs, 205/55R16H tires, non smokers, $2,700 0160 90320776 memcma@aol.com TS830, 017622987498, €500 Audi 100 model 1998, stick shift, Its a 5 speed, 4 door, very good w/ CD Stereo, AC, power doors, engine, double airbag, central breaks, runs great, in good condi- lock, glass sunroof, cell 0152tion € 1.200 obo winter speical, 06786080 This is a private sale!!! New tires, new oil change, new in- $1600 stefandsanya@gmail.com spec, 06306-1750 or 0176Mazda 323 F, great running car, 24347031 Automatic 1997 BMW 523i Hea- one owner, 5 speed manual, ted seats, parking sensors, a/c, power steering, 4 door, new batteauto windows, keyless entry, new ry, 107,500 km, inspection good tires & brakes. 161,400km Ama- to Oct., all season tires, $2,700 90320776 memcma@ zing condition! $5500 0151 0160 aol.com 52531751 Automatic 316i 1995 BMW originally 99k miles, alloy rims tires, blue. Inspection guarantee, excellent cond., park sensors, Leather & heat seats and more. $3000 015117610336 BMW '04 520i Automatic, 171K km, German Spec, Blue Met / Grey cloth, Fully Loaded, Very Clean (non-smoker). E-mail 4 all details & pics. In Gelnhausen €8700 0172-970-3102 / pastorbizzl@aol.de BMW 316i, automatic, Leather and heat seats, power (window, sun roof), blue, new summer tire on alloy rims, Park sensors, 99 k miles, Call: 015117610336 $3200

Mazda 323F, great running car, dealer maint., only 68k, new battery, non smokers, insp. good to Oct., 82 HP, a/c, 4 doors $2,700 016090320776 memcma@aol.com Mercedes 230 SLK Kompressor. Convertible hard top. Automatic. yr 2000. 118k km. Germ spec and insp till 2014. Many extras. email for details. $9,900.00 blueberry2110@googlemail.com Set of 4 used Alloy Wheels (Rims) with summer tires 235/40R 18, 2 Continental & 2 Cooper Zeon 2XS tires. 500 EU. Wiesbaden. sergelana@gmail.com $650 017669350-983

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Tires for Sale. 4 Pirelli M&S Tires with rims, for Nissan NX 100; Size: 185/60 R 14. Call between 6 and 8 pm €100 06374 - 9958445

Looking for a Harley-davidson motorcycle and parts. Bike can need some work or TLC or bad. Parts too. Make me your offer to: Toda high power N2 Camshafts, 0162 6409 207 WTB: Harley-DaK20a 295in12.5 and K20a vidson gonzo1958@web.de 285ex12.0, asking for both $700. Call: 017622987498 ANNOUNCEMENTS

Toda K20A Valve Spring Set. Original price $400. Toda racing All ads & pics can be viewed @ www.class-world.eu parts. Never used Asking $275 Ph.017622987498 / isabell_1_98@ Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., yahoo.com Theta Theta Lambda Alumni Used 17" Alloy Wheel Rims, blue Chapter celebrates 50 years in painted. For more details pls call Germany. On May 18, 2013 Theta or email gabriellas21@hot Theta Lambda celebrates its annumail.com $400 015221914969 al Black and Gold Scholarship Banquet at the Kurhaus, Wiesbaden, Germany and Scholarship MOTORCYCLES Benefit Concert.We cordially invite all educators, private organizatiAll ads & pics can be viewed @ www.class-world.eu ons, community leaders, and our local German national friends and Caution: Some KA Classified colleagues to honor these proud ads have become a target and deserving young people as for scams. Please be cau- we honor them and their accomtious if potential buyers offer plishments.Theta Theta Lambda you payment methods other has provided more than $225,000 in scholarships to qualified Dethan cash. partment of Defense Dependent 2005 Harley Davidson Black Schools seniors and continuing scholarships circa Cherry Road King Classic with 5k education miles. Chrome upgrades with 1985. Scholarship recipients histoScreaming Eagle Stage 1 and II pi- rically come from the surrounding pes. More extras. U.S. specs. military communities to include, Ansbach, Bamberg, Bitburg, Hei$13,250 jkeaslerhd@yahoo.com delberg, Hoehnfels, Kaiserslau2008 BMW F800ST, US specs, tern, Schweinfurt, Spangdalehm, factory lowered suspension, ABS Stuttgart, and Wiesbaden. For brakes, Tire Pressure monitor, on ticket information or questions board computer, heated handplease visit www.alphaineuro grips, low mileage. $8200 pe.org or follow us at twitter@ peanutd58@gmail.com ttl50th and view the banquet com2008 Harley Davidson XL1200C mercial at http://youtu.be/ Cust. Sportster-Low Miles cu- 0UiFj5ncLqE stom saddle, Vance & Hines slip ons, detach. windshield. Great bi- Dancing group/club! Is anyone inke PSCing Call Dean terested on starting a dancing 4916091371 $8000 obo ddkniss@ group? We could meet and share our different dancing skills and yahoo.com 2008 Harley Road Glide. One of create choreographies for fun. It a kind custom. Bike is in Europe could be Salsa, Hip-hop, Tap, on a tour and can be delivered. Breakdancing, Merengue, Tango, Email for pic's and info. $17000 Belly dancing, Samba, etc. Any dancing skills to teach, to learn, bill@theroofco.com to practice. If you are interested 2009 BMW, GS 1200cc, brand on starting a group please e-mail new condition, 8000miles, with al- me to discuss more details. loy sattle bags, tank bag, and lady_lia16@yahoo.com windshield, $15000, Call 01622766420 Thank you, St. Jude! K. C.


since 1985

Kaiserstr. 137 66849 Landstuhl (06371) 172 77 or 172 78 Online order: www.heimservice-napoli.de

April 19, 2013 Dog Tag Dads and Kids will be at Ramstein Bowling Alley every Monday 11:30am. So come join us. More info: Facebook. dogtagdads@gmail.com MMA Cage Fight Baumholder 20 April 2013: Reg tickets 25euros/ Door 30euros-Rows 1&2 45euros/ Door 50euros- Rows 3&4 35euros/ Door 40euros €25 017626572662/ blacksatin2622@yahoo.com Tell 3 Women Because We Count Too: Military Women's Memorial Foundation are you in? You've earned it. No Cost to Register: 1 800 222 2294 or www.womensme morial.org Yard Sale / Basement Sale! Everything must go! Lots of Furniture, children items, bikes like new, baby buggy, antiques, tables & dishes, 2 grandfather clocks, desk, oak table w/ 6 charved chairs. Telephone bank, Hummel Figurines, complete antique bedrm w/ marble, etc. Rodenbach, Hauptstr. 5, Sat Apr 20, 9am -1600!

CHILD CARE All ads & pics can be viewed @ www.class-world.eu

Certified day care mother in Landstuhl has openings for ages 0-4 years old. Call Ursula: 06371/ 612977

ELECTRONICS All ads & pics can be viewed @ www.class-world.eu

110 vol Transformer with spare fuse €20.00 retta7799@google mail.com Bose PS 3-2-1 DVD Home Entertainment Speaker System, 120 Volt $350.00 phone 063137310115 or email nicholsd78@ hotmail.com Cell Phone Sony Ericsson Vivaz pro SMS unlocked use with any carrier. Great second phone or back up phone. $120 017684658955 email spvendor@ gmail.com German Items: 1 Toaster Oven; 1 Toaster, 3 Swivel Table Top Fans, Multiple Extension Cords and adapters. $5-10 retta7799@google mail.com HD compatible Sky satellite receiver with card and remote. Can meet at either Ramstein or Vogelweh. Cash only and only serious buyers please. $150 rebeccaflowers@ymail.com Laney speakers, 017622987498


Nokia N8 Cell phone. In excellent condition. SIM Lock Free can be used with any carrier. €140.00, spvendor@gmail.com



Mr. Wong welcomes you to our NEW RESTAURANT!

Fuchsstr. 1 • 67688 Rodenbach

$ 1 = 0,80 €

Formerly ASIA HOUSE RAMSTEIN BLDG. 412 (Community Center)

Mondays closed; Tue - Fri 11 am - 2 pm & 5 pm - 10 pm Sat & Sun 5 pm - 10 pm

Now re-opened officially for everyone who enjoys GOOD MR. WONG MEALS

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ELECTRONICS All ads & pics can be viewed @ www.class-world.eu

Kenwood Stereo system, Compact Disc Player DP-1050, Stereo Receiver KR-A 5040, Douple Cassette Deck KX-W 6040, 2 big Pioneer Boxes CS-997, remote control RC-5040, Very good condition! €380 obo, Tel. 06385-415150 Like New Samsung Touch GTS5230. 3 months old, SMS lock free can be used world wide. A great phone or second phone. $100.00 017684658955 email spvendor@gmail.com Panasonic plasma flat screen TV, 46 inch, model Viera TC-P46G25 with internet and skype connection, 1080 resolution, 120 Volt $400.00 phone 0631-37310115 or email nicholsd78@hotmail.com Sony Bravia LCD TV 40 inch Multi system 4 years old. New Price $1699.00 excellent condition $600.00 06371-70878 ma1lman@li ve.com Used XBox and PSP for Sale. Additionally, over 25 Popular XBox and XBox-360 Games; such as Prototype, Halo, Call of Duty and many more. €75 +49 151 644 10109 suzettetrejo@hotmail.com Waffle maker, 220 volt, $10, 017622987498

Kaiserslautern American An adjustable full-size bassinet allows you to keep baby closer longer. Diaper changing table with wipe clean fabrics that resist mess during changes. Easily converts to a portable playard. Signature Graco® push-button fold makes closing your playard quick and hassle-free. Airy mesh on all sides for maximum ventilation. Convenient carrying bag for nofuss travel and storage. New price: 129.99, selling for $95, 06374944368 or 0176-55247077 or email Doris.Koenig@gmx.de Antique Tin Pot - very old - passed down from my grandfather. $40. See pictures at www.classworld.eu E-mail s.vogl75@web.de Art Nouveau furniture over 100 years old. A variety of items, grandfather clock (Harmonium), crystal glasses, Murano glasses, Meisner porcelain figurines, 200 years old, coffee and Tea set. Call: 0177-5211480 Assorted boys 12mo-3T clothing items and shoes. Jackets, long & short sleeve shirts, jeans, sweatsuits, pants & pajamas. Prices range from $1-10. Boys Clothes sizes 12mo-3T retta7799@google mail.com Basketball hoop for children, black and red, approx 3feet tall, $10, Call: 017622987498 Bob the builder walkie talkie, €5, 017622987498

Barbie rug, pink with sitting Barbie, very good condition. Wonderful girl´s room decoration! (Was bought at Moebel Martin in KL). $12 06371-916405 / sabinenelson@web.de Beautiful Polish tea service still w/ authentic labels. I bought when I was in Poland. Call: 0177-6036101 Dolls Made in Germany with Bavarian costumes. $20 06383-5676 Boys winter boots, size 30, brand Bama bought at Marken Schuh, asking $15, 017622987498

Childrens plastic table, blue with chair, $10, Call 017622987198 Cute Girl's Bike $15 retta7799@ googlemail.com

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$1.00 - $15.00, Assorted girls and boys clothing from casual to dressy, long & short sleeve shirts. Sweat pants and 2 piece sweat suits, skirts, skorts, pants and jeans. To include a full onepiece snow suit and a winter coat. Girls size range 4T-size 7. Boys shirts, shorts, pants and jackets. Sizes 24T. To include a winter coat. Very enthusiastic to sell. retta7799@ googlemail.com $45.00 Car cover, GMC Saturn SL, like new, only used twice, very enthusiastic to sell. retta7799@googlemail.com 1920"s German Art Deco china cabinet. Has a lot of storage space! €580 saraeperalta@ya hoo.com 2 pink plastic chairs and 1 white plastic table for the outdoors. For preschoolers. table used condition. $10, 06371-916405 8 pots of Play-Doh, various colors, two unopened. €5, 017622987498 A large variety of boys clothing. Pick out five either pants or shirt or both for only $20. Age 2 to 7, 017622987498 Air Compressor, Campbell Hausfeld, 1 gallon tank, 120 Volt, 110 max psi $30.00 phone 063137310115 or email nicholsd78@ hotmail.com Blender, 220 volt, Black €8, 017622987498

• Beer

garden kitchen

• Party room for

all types occasions up to 100 people

Enjoy our lunch specials!

Nice beer garden & open fire place

Enjoy a great atmosphere during all seasons!

Parties up to 130 people

Children car seat, 3 years up to 12 years (in Germany), cover used condition, but usable. $7 06371916405 / sabine-nelson@web.de Children's bike. 12" Puky wheel for small children, not used often, with support wheels. azierke@ gmx.de €79 06303/807227

Eselsfürth 11 • Kaise Kaiserslautern

Tel 0631 - 40680

Collection of leather bound, signed by the author, 1st edition books, mint cond. Over 100 different books. Authors include: Norman Mailer, William F. Buckley, Joseph Heller, Elie Wiesel, Donald Mc Dunne, John Updicke, Tom Wolfe, etc. $ 15.000 - serious inquiries only! Call: 0631-940213 or 0151-270-19822 Blue satin dress, perfect with black belt. Size M/L. €12. 017622987498

Great local/ seasonal specialties

Child's project activity table. About 116cm by 86cm (49cm high). Border prevents pieces from falling off the table. Includes two small drawers. Free paul@fran cis.com

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starting 9 pm

Coffee set 12 pieces, roses: 12 cups, 12 saucers, 5 cake plates (1 is missing), 1 coffee pot, 1 milk jug, 1 sugar dispenser €129, 06303-807227 Cuisinart 12 Cup Coffee Maker, Programmable, 120 Volt $25.00 phone 0631-37310115 or email nicholsd78@hotmail.com Designer Hand bag. George Gina and Lucy. Used twice. Paid 160 euros for the bag. €100 017622987498

Card board play house for the little ones, still flat wrapped, has never been opened. $5 06371916405 / sabine-nelson@web.de


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Enjoy a delicious buffet or a la carte menu!

Apartments & hotel rooms Enjoy a relaxing weekend!

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I am selling a Sunbed from Dr. Kern Modell NGR 241. The light FOR SALE -- MISC tubes were exchanged and ran for approx. 300 hours. Also have All ads & pics can be viewed @ avail 300 hours light tubes. (The www.class-world.eu new tubes run up tp 600 hours.) I Desk Lamp, color Black, 120 am selling the sunbed for someovolts $15.00 phone 0631ne. The light tubes can be bought 37310115 or email nicholsd78@ at ebay or directly from Dr. Kern. hotmail.com One or two tubes are possibly defect and need to be replaced. Dress shoes for boys, size 13, Bought for 3500 to 4000 DM. If Perfect for church or special ocyou are interested please contact cassions. $10. 017622987498 us, the sunbed is located in KaiErgometer (Bike) for sale and serslautern, Tel: 0176-55 24 70 77 pick up in the K-town area. The 06374-944368 (Doris) price is negotiable. Please call Kookai dress, size 40, $30, chifbetween 6-8 pm. €100 06374 fron material, purple, pink, and 9958445 beige, worn once, 017622987498, Exercise Stepper for sale and see class world for pictures. pick-up in the K-town area. Price Lace dress, eggshell/offwhite, is negotiable. Please call between size 6, never worn. For wedding/ 6-8 pm. €100 06374-9958445 prom/summer night out. $50; Fender type Telecaster electric 017622987498 or isabell_1_98@ya guitar. Masterbuilt, professional inhoo.com Pic on www.classstrument. Excellent sound specworld.eu does not do justice. Betrum and tonal qualities. Must see autiful dress. and try! Tom at 0172 35 64442 Ladies, neoprene shorty, black/ Fine English table-ware set with red, worn one time, US size M/L, 1 coffee pot, 1 milk jug, 1 sugar zipper on the back, $50, bowl, 1 soup tureen, 1 sauce tujm.wuest@googlemail.com reen, serving platter, each 6 pices Laney GH50L all valve top guitar of messkit. €249 06303/807227 amplifier and 4x12 Laney speaker For sale: Antique bedroom w/ cabinet. Brand new, never left the marble, corner bench w/ table living room. Amazing sound possiand 2 chairs, American fridge LG bilities. Serious offers and details 2 20 electr., Hummel collection at 01723564442 set, everything for very good priLG Microwave in good condition ces. Call in the morning or late af220v. $20.00 017684658955 ternoon 06374-5465 email spvendor@gmail.com Looking for a Chacoral Grill like WALSH AGENCY Kingsford, Butler or Charbroil, no www.kmc-insurance.com round model like Weber please. In LICENSED ADAC OFFICE FULL ENGLISH SERVICE WORLDWIDE SHIPPING AGENCY need for our campyard. Just let me know. $WTB: Chacoral BarbeAmerican Auto Protector & AXA Co. NO STRESS PCS que Grill 0162-6409207 • LOW COST CAR & BIKE INSURANCE Ship Cars / Containers • BUSINESS, LEGAL & MEDICAL INSURANCE Lots of fashion jewerly for sale, to or from USA • PROPERTY & HOME OWNERS INSURANCE earrings, bracelets, necklaces, • LIABILITY: HUNTING, PERSONAL & DOG INS. For FREE rate request, contact us at: Kaiserstr. 6, KL-Einsiedlerhof from €1 to €5, see class world for ktown@atlantictrust.de • Tel. 0631 - 351 70 19 Tel. & Fax: 0631 • 57750 pictures, 017622987498 located on B40 across ”Nick’s Fried Chicken“ SPECIALIZED IN MILITARY MOVES WORLD-WIDE Mens leather shoe, size 10 1/2, Worn twice. Call: 0176-22987498 Navigation Disk for Volvo for Europe from 2005 $20.00 phone Car Insurance & POV Shipping or email s Competitive Rates s Low Monthly Payment Plan 0631-37310115 nicholsd78@hotmail.com s Household Content Insurance Navigation Disk Set for Volvo for Call for a free quote! North America from 2010 $50.00 phone 0631-37310115 or email nicholsd78@hotmail.com Navigation Disks for BMW for North America from 2010 $50.00 phone 0631-37310115 or email nicholsd78@hotmail.com New Girl's Barbie Jeep in original box. Assembled, test driven then disassembled. Never used. Will assemble if interested. Speed up Bodywork / Paintjobs to 5mph. $200.00 retta7799@goo Repairs of all makes and models glemail.com Towing Service PCS Neighborhood Yard Sale Muffler Service Break Service 702 B, C, D Alabama Ramstein A/C Service Detailing AB From the west gate make left Tire Service Rental Cars / Trucks Open Op Opening enin en in ng ho hour hours: urs: urs: ur s: at BK light. Make left (before the Tune ups Mo-Fri: 8:00-18:00 Mo-F Mo -FFri -Fri ri:: 8: 8:00 00-1 00 -18: -1 8 00 8: CDC) Then first right. PCS Sale!! Carl-Zeiss-Str. 7 66877 Ramstein Remote control car, color red, Email: RAagency@aol.com www.rolandscarrental.com €2, 017622987498 German Electric Weed-eater x 2 $10 each retta7799@google mail.com German Washer Premiere WA24031, 15 programs, 1000 U/ min, bought two years ago, minimal usage. Must provide own transport/move. $99 01631744722/gohpet@gmail.com Go Diego Go, Treasure Quest, opened but never played. €5, 017622987498 Golf equipment for sale with 12 rackets some are new for righthanded men €60 mail@dagi67.de Green plastic sandbox with lid, bug shaped, smaller than usual Little Tikes box. Can be used as small pool, too. $8 06371-916405 / sabine-nelson@web.de Green suede handbag. With three compartments. Zipper top. $20 0176-22987498 please leave a message if I do not answer. Green wedges, size 40, never worn. Paid €50, asking $40. 017622987498 High-quality ladies clothes size 46-50. Shoes size 42-43. Dresses size 36-38, daily cushions with feather/spring filling, basis for negotiation. 06303/807227 Himalaya - Lamp - nice - $38 015206786080 - stefandsanya@ gmail.com Himalaya - Salt Lamps - $Price on request 015206786080 stefandsanya@gmail.com Insence Smoker-Made in Germany, original Erzgebirgishce Volkskunst. Clown, 10" tall. $40 063835676

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Kaiserslautern American Selling two Fender Stratocaster electric guitars. Never left the house, top condition. One is a collector's item. Serious offers and details at 01723564442

The First Years Hands Free Safety Gate with Extension. Gently used. Original price $109.00, 2 available $70 each retta7799@goo glemail.com

Ski rack for car; Thule 33-3, Pink and white snake skin purse, lockable diagonal for 3 pairs of not real. pics on www.class- skis. $35 06383 5676 world.eu isabell_1_98@yahoo.com Small German Electric LawnPorcelain dolls, over 100 to choo- mower $50 retta7799@google se from, all dressed. Price Obo mail.com Call: 0176-90796039 Solingen cutlery 23/24K Gold Prom dress or for weddings, Plated Flatware Set. Modell green pastel color, size 36/38. 1280L with 72 piece. New, only Back of dress is open with two two piece have very light surface strapes held by a gem. Call: scratches. azierke@gmx.de €280 017622987498 06303/807227 Rice cooker Joyce Chen Good Stat 200 (45$), Nutr 200 (30$), Earth Steam Pot. 8 1/2" diameter. Phys 111 (35$), Hist 142 (35$), Never used. $5 06383 5676 Artt 110 (7$), Socy 100 (35$) - All Römer Super nice Römer "Visio" great condition. Can MPS if ne$7-$40 obo Buggy. Push and click system for cessary. Römer Baby Safe. Suitable for 01791524433, olga.zasztowt@hot newborn onwards, reversible from mail.com baby seat into the laying position, Sunbeam Table Top BBQ portarain protection, mosquito net with ble Grill used once $10. Can delizipper, storage place, incl. winter- ver to RAB Call: 06332-41560 foot bag. Great condition!!! Non Swarovski Crystal - Attention colsmoking household. Original price lectors! All retired pieces reduced 300 Eur. 130 obo €, Tel. 06385 - to half their value, All pieces over 415150 20years old! Prices greatly redu-

Very nice Jack Wolfskin jacket. Unisex, size M, Like new condition. 120EU new. $75.00 jcambr@ yahoo.com

FOR SALE -- MISC All ads & pics can be viewed @ www.class-world.eu

Sat Apr 20, 9-2. Lots of furn and 220 app, elec, hockey, city bike, plants, patio, so much more! 7 yrs of stuff for sale! Blücherstr. 2A, Ktown. Pcs Yard Sale

ced! Great gift for any special occasion! Private collection! Retired pieces., whale, turtle. Call for info: 06332-41560 between 2pm to 9pm. Can deliver to RAB!

Saturday 27 April, 10-2, Lots of furniture, schranks, carepting, crystal and more. Ringstrasse 18 Schwedelbach

Swarovski, silver, crystal, trilogy masquerade, 1999-2001, w/crystal signs & displays, 899€ obo Call: 0162-2762421

Size 52-57. Multi color childrens Sweet mocca set: 6 cups, 6 saubike helmet, for boys. $20 cers, 1 coffee pot, 1 sugar dispenser, 1 milk jug €59, 06303/807227 017622987498

Page 37 Very beautiful, 1xcoffee and 1xtea set, color silver, newly, azierke@gmx.de Vintage Avon School Desk Decanter. $4 06383-5676

The Swarovski Pierrot measures 8". This is the first edition of "Masquerade" series. Retired in 1999. Pics on www.class-world.eu isabell_1_98@yahoo.com

Thule Upright Bike Racks (2), mounts on roof of car, type 549 $65.00 0631-37310115 or email nicholsd78@hotmail.com To sale washing machine AEG model 54849. Excellent state (used 2 years). Dollars accepted €200 015152112197 Toy Story hat, for ages 3 to 6. €5, 017622987498 Documents for Sale! USA and CSA documents, coins of Germany and China, private collection, for sale piece by piece. Call between 4-7pm 0152-25194313 (David Frank)




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Kaiserslautern American

April 19, 2013

April 19, 2013

Kaiserslautern American

FOR SALE -- MISC All ads & pics can be viewed @ www.class-world.eu

Wanted. Singer for Heavy Metal Band. No experience needed. Stage presence needed. email jo se.l.rodriguez-1@ou.edu 062216486156 Wedding dress & matching veil Gorgeous snow-white, sleeveless, classy. Size 6-8-10 (36-38-40). sergelana@gmail.com $250 in Wiesbaden 0176-69350-983 Wine Rack/Holder, holds six bottles, attractive metal finish, fits perfectly in a small, narrow space. $10; 0163-330-5535 or john@ad vantipro.de Winter boots for boys, size 30, $20, Call: 017622987498

FURNITURE All ads & pics can be viewed @ www.class-world.eu

14 drawer dresser light wood great condt 160x125x45 cm whitewolf97206@yahoo.com 2 French chairs - linen excellent condition, 1 chair, 86h 68w, other chair 90x56, $120 obo - Wiesbaden, 0611-1602546 or 016098487334 2 French Style leather and wood chairs, 94cm high - 60cm - good condition. $80 obo - Wiesbaden, 0611-1602546 or 0160-98487334 Apartment liquidation, Super nice cherry wood cabinet, must be sold by the 18th of April, location in Rodenbach, 140x200x50 â‚Ź50 obo 06374-920656 Designer glass coffee table from Interia, $130, Very study Solid wood frame. Call: 06374-944828


Apartment liquidation, very nice picture, self made by a woman from the Pfalz, New price was around â‚Ź150, picture must be sold by 18th of April, location Rodenbach â‚Ź150 6374-920656 Beautiful solid, oval, Mahogany Dining table with 4 chairs. Seats 4 to 8 persons. Mint condition. Mannheim area. $350. Frank @ 0171-996-6925 Blue rug with Janosch design for little boys room. Paid â‚Ź50 from Mobil Martin. Asking $20. 017622987498 Computer desk Computer chair black file cabinet all sell separate or make offer for all three whitewolf97206@yahoo.com Couch set, real leather, in bordeaux colour. Total measurements of 310x250x90 cm. It is a used item with small traces. Location: Enkenbach-Alsenborn. â‚Ź600 zaftartur@web.de Desk, wood double pedestal with 7 drawers $75.00, nicholsd78@hot mail.com Dining table w/ 2 benches, massiv wood - oak style, â‚Ź250 017690796039 Dresser - Set pine wood 100, two nightstands each 20, picture handmade 50, candle holder 10, all together pick up in K town 015206786080 - stefandsanya@ gmail.com English leather 3 seat couch and matching chair. Good condition Wiesbaden, For the pair $300 obo, 0611-1602546 or 016098487334

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German Sideboard and Highboard for Sale. Oak-rustic color, massiv. Great condition! New â‚Ź1200 each, now selling for â‚Ź250 each! Call: 0176-907-96039

Sofa 3 seater, approx. 190x93x94cm, sofa 2 seater, 115x93x94cm, corner seat, 105x93x105 cm, pull out size 115x200cm, arm chair with built in foot stool 105x93x94cm. For Super cool dining/living room Questions contact us, we speak lamp. Various pendels that hang English! 017661143755 down, modern, must be picked up by the 18th of April â‚Ź20 06374- Solid Teak coffee table. Excellent condition, 110cm wide 51cm 920656 high. $600 obi Wiesbaden, 0611New - Dallas Cowboys rocker Re- 1602546 or 0160-98487334 cycler, 6 months old, Purchased Price $799.00, Hardly ever used $650.00 06371-70878 ma1lman@li ve.com

Stool white/cream in excellent shape. 16 inches tall x 20 inches x 20 inches. $20.00 017684658955 email spvendor@ gmail.com Ikea bed black metal frame 200x160 cm with two electronic remote adjustable head bed frames, bought about two years ago. Moving must sell. â‚Ź120 01631744722/gohpet@gmail.com

Oak Dining Room Group, Very good condition; 06361/4588663 or 0160/6791814 $400 joeciocca@ yahoo.com Oak wood coffee-table, 125x70x55 cm, great shape â‚Ź70 06383 - 1284 Real leather couch, red, very comfortable, L shape, original price was â‚Ź3000. Asking $1500 obo. Seats 6 - 7 people. Appr. 3 years old. 270x270cm, 0631/5208312 or alexander.fett@fm-kl.de Sofa, chenille, soft green colors, 2800 x 2250 x 900 cm, includes an arm chair, 950 x 1000 x 900, good shape, â‚Ź120 06383 - 1284

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April 19, 2013 Very nice Oak Living Room Schrank, Very Good Condition. 06361/4588663 or 0160/6791814 $350 joeciocca@yahoo.com

FURNITURE All ads & pics can be viewed @ www.class-world.eu

To sale 2 bar chairs in good state, 60€ for both chairs (Width 40cm, depth 45cm, seat height 74cm, chair height 102cm). Dollars accepted €60, 015152112197 Very nice mahogany Schrank, very good condition. 06361/ 4588663 or 0160/6791814 $400 joeciocca@yahoo.com trav e l itin era ries - Day tim e Gre at val ue - Uni que

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Enlist our tax expertise. H&R BLOCK knows the specific tax benefits for personnel serving in the military and civilians working overseas. We can help you get all the deductions you’re entitled to. AAFES KMCC Mall 2nd floor, Ramstein Airbase www.horizon-tours.de exclusively represented by RTT travel

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Very nice solid wood table. Seats four. Very good condition. 163cm 20 Apr. 10AM-6PM: Home Liquilong x 79cm wide $75.00 jcambr@ dation Sale/Flea Market: Everything must go! Furniture, kitchenyahoo.com ware, collectables, etc. 6 Auf Der Höll, Schrollbach 66879 White, octagonal, high top table and 4 chairs with pastel stripe seat covers. $50 girlpilot79@hot JOBS mail.com

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Babysitting in the Kaiserslautern area, ages 6 months - 10 years CPR, first aid certified babysitter course, my3sons@t-online.de or 06303-9256230 I am looking for a honest hard working cook to work in my mobile catering trailer, we trade on bases around the kl area so own car is needed, should be able to work alone, polite, and reliableany further info please contact me mpresswell@yahoo.com

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Warmhearted 50 yrs lady with a great sense of humor is looking to start a friendship that leads to something more meaningful. Hope to hear from you soon Lenanapp@ aol.com Warm-hearted, great humor 35yrs single black lady with, a generous touch of friendship seeks to find a happy relationship. haffnerpeter@rocketmail.com Women around 50 looking for an American male to build nice friendship Call: 0152/38792688 You are 45-60, like to ride bike, walking, cook or go out sometimes for a little drink? I am looking for you, if interested please contact! with pic samysam1423@ gmail.com

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There have been reports of pets being sold from breeding facilities that are not managed at the highest professional standards. Please choose your pet carefully. Make sure you check the credentials of the people selling the pet, and get proper paperwork showing shots and/ or other proof of healthy condition. For further advice, consult your Veterinarian. Australian Shepherd male Puppy, Pedigree, 4 months, sold by vet, little eye defect, €250, Phone: 06375 993324 Glass Terrarium, approx. 800 x 350 mm, similar to pic, w/out lamps or deco, used, with air vents, pick up only, € 30,- / $ 35, (was used for hamsters), jm.wuest@googlemail.com

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Professional Services are offered by registered businesses as well as private people. To ensure a satisfactory service experience, please always ask for credentials and deny payments up front. For cleaning services, arrange for payments after a final walk-through and inspection of the clean house. ! ! ! ! ! Bridge cleaners - cross the bridge into a cleaner world! PCS, yardwork, trash removal and a lot more! We except VAT Forms! www.bridge-cleaners.vpweb.de 0173-3683830 !!!! Femtop Services, PCS, reg cleaning. junk removal, trash hauling, pick up & delivery, transport, painting, guarantee to pass insp 0174-5971347 !!PCS Stress, we will take your PCS Cleaning stress off your hands Nicky 0176-87076932

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Lead guitar for a Heavy Metal Band. No experience needed. Must love all genres of Heavy Metal. Email jose.l.rodriguez-1@ ou.edu 06221-6486156 Looking for a singer to be part of a Heavy Metal Band. No experience is ok! Must love Heavy Metal, Heavy Metal Singer, jose.l.rodri guez-1@ou.edu Looking for a Single apartment in and near Ramstein, 1-2 BR, kitchen, bath, approx 40sqm, with no more than €250 rent. 015151233309 Mid 50ties couple looking for a 45 bdr FSH in Ramstein/Landstuhlarea. Move-in date o/a 20 May 2013 $2000 01704891336

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Buying dictionaries all languages and foreign language guides. Call 0152-25194313 or 0160-69439449 German / American couple with elderly dog and indoor cat looking for modern/updated freestanding house in the Landstuhl area. Move poss within 30 days. €1600 0151-44335988 In July 2013 I'll be posted in Ramstein Airbase and I need to rent an house/apartment with 2 BR + Garage. tiberi.stefano@email.it


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We need donations for a yard sale to raise money for Die Fellfreunde. a rescue group that helps dogs in Hungary. The sale is June 15th. Please e-mail Tracey at New Challenge for Baseball / tteuber@hotmail.com Softball Coaches!! The River BanTAX dits Baseball and Softball Team, PREP located in Saarbrücken (A6, 30min from KL) is looking for coaPROFESSIONAL US TAX SERVICE OPEN ALL YEAR ches for both teams and also LANDSTUHLER STR. 77 players. Please contact: ste RAMSTEIN 06371.617442 fan.frantz@sfr-consult.de or call OFMCTP@YAHOO.COM 0171-8634083

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stand behind our work. If we make a mistake, we will pay any additional interest and penalties. Plus, if the IRS should call you in for an audit, we will explain your audit notice and the documentation you need to provide, at no extra cost. We have experts on hand year around to help you. All prior years can be done as well.

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We’ve been making loans of up to $10,000 to active duty military for over 63 years.


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We are now accepting applications for Sales/ Service & Admin position available Apr/May 2013.

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Saturn Electro-Handelsgesellschaft mbH Kaiserslautern

Merkurstraße 62-64 67663 Kaiserslautern

Tel.: 0631/4142-0 saturn.de


Offers are only valid on 19-04-2013. Offers are only available in average household quantities. Offers are subject to errors and changes.


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stay in touch w h y r family

welcome to germany TKS connects you with family and friends in the states TKS is your service provider in Germany, proudly serving the US military for over 20 years. We make it easier than ever for you to stay in touch while overseas. For more information visit your local TKSShop in an Exchange near you or go to www.tkscable.com

For a complete list of shops and opening hours go to www.tkscable.com


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BUY ANY VEHICLE AT PENTAGON CAR SALES AND YOU COULD QUALIFY FOR A LOAN RATE AS LOW AS 1.14% APR For a limited time only, when purchasing a new or pre-owned car at Pentagon Car Sales, if your loan application through our banking partner Service Credit Union is approved, you will automatically qualify for their lowest (A+) loan rate – regardless of your credit score or rank!


“B” Credit Score

Normal Conditions

PCS Exclusive Conditions

Loan Amount: $35,000 60m @ 6.99% = $692.88 Total Payback = $41,573 (approx.)

Loan Amount: $35,000 60m @ 1.14% = $600.39 Total Payback = $36,024 (approx.)

Rate shown is Annual Percentage Rate (APR), accurate as of 4/1/2013, and subject to change without notice. Rate includes reduction for direct deposit (.35% for military direct deposit and .25% for civilian direct deposit) and automatic payment.


Loan approval subject to credit worthiness and the individual must be a member of Service Credit Union, or eligible for membership to apply. Cannot be combined with other offers. Re-financing loans do not qualify for offer.


Germany Ramstein Kindsbacher Str. 47 66877 Ramstein-Miesenbach Tel: 06371 61 39 90

Kaiserslautern Kaiserstrasse 1 67661 Kaiserslautern Tel: 0631 351 90 40

Kaiserslautern Kaiserstrasse 22 67661 Kaiserslautern Tel.: 0631 3547 900

Wiesbaden Ludwig-Wolker-Str. 14 55252 Mainz-Kastel Tel: 06134 567 80

Italy Aviano Via Pordenone 48D 33081 Aviano (PN) Tel: 0434 676 613

Spangdahlem Im Kreuzgarten 1 A 54529 Spangdahlem Tel: 06565 93 69 90 Spain

Naples Tel: 0434 676 613 Email: Naples@ pentagoncarsales.com

Sigonella Tel: 0434 676 613 Email: Sig@ pentagoncarsales.com

Vicenza Viale Della Pace 254 36100 Vicenza (VI) Tel: 0444 91 09 38

Rota Plaza Del Triunfo 6 11520 Rota (Cadiz) Tel: 956 840 201