Kaiserslautern American - April 23, 2021

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NEWS

521 AMOW awarded “Best in the Air Force” CCIP, Page 6

FEATURE

86 MDSS Airmen prescribe new network, Page 8

FEATURE

Roughing it like Rangers, Pages 12-13

April 23, 2021 | Volume 45, Number 16

FEATURE

Nurse practitioner gives back to Baumholder Military Community, Page 15

LIFESTYLE

Six great Euro-themed board games, Page 24

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Ramstein ACEs regional exercise Story and photos by Staff Sgt. Trevor Rhynes 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs Ramstein Airmen participated in an Agile Combat Employment exercise designed to test the wing’s ability to move cargo and personnel across Europe, April 19 and 20. ACE as a concept was developed by U.S. Air Forces in Europe - Air Forces Africa as a way for units to operate from locations with varying levels of capacity and support. As part of this ACE event, four C-130J Super Hercules aircraft were launched from Ramstein to provide airlift support for the 48th Fighter Wing from RAF Lakenheath, England and the 52nd Fighter Wing from Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany while also conducting training for members of the 37th Airlift Squadron. “The 86th AW was very interested in gathering data on what it would take for our C-130s to disperse from Ramstein and set up an outbase while simultaneously supporting a See ACE, Page 2

Airmen assigned to the 86th Airlift Wing push cargo onto a C-130J Super Hercules at Chièvres Air Base, Belgium, April 20. Airdrop operations were conducted as part of an Agile Combat Employment exercise, testing the 37th Airlift Squadron’s ability to operate from a variety of locations without the familiar support structure found at home station.

COVID vaccines available to all tiers by 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs The 86th Medical Group has opened appointments for Tier 2 beneficiaries age 18 and older to receive the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at Ramstein. Service members, U.S. civilian employees, adult dependents, and other TRICARE beneficiaries in all tiers can schedule vaccinations using one of two websites, and personnel are now permitted to

receive the vaccine at any military hospital, clinic or Department of Defense vaccination site that offers the vaccine. Members are encouraged to use www.tricareonline.com as the primary tool to schedule appointments. After logging in, click on “appointments” at the top of the screen and select “COVID vaccination” as the appointment type. Family members and other beneficiaries

enrolled in DEERS who do not have a common access card can login using the DS Logon option. Individuals who cannot use the TRICARE website can now schedule appointments through the Defense Health Agency Appointing Portal at informatics-stage.health.mil/COVAX/. The portal is accessible from any device and does not require a See COVID VACCINES, Page 3

U.S. Air Force Capt. Christopher J. Gresham, 569th U.S. Forces Police Squadron operations officer, receives a COVID-19 vaccination at Ramstein Air Base, Jan. 4. Vaccine distribution is now open to all eligible beneficiaries. Photo by Senior Airman Jennifer Gonzales


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A C-130J Super Hercules aircraft takes off from Chièvres Air Base, Belgium April 20. Four C-130Js took off from Ramstein Air Base to provide airlift support to the 48th Fighter Wing from RAF Lakenheath, England during an Agile Combat Employment exercise.

“In a typical situation, the pallets would leave with the aircraft, but if there was a situation where other equipment needed to get prioritized for transport, practicing the scenario as we did gives us the ability to meet the aircraft at another location if needed,” said Staff Sgt. John Bruno Ruiz Camacho, 86th Operations Support Squadron joint airdrop inspector. “It helps with flexibility and reduces the amount of back and forth the aircrew have to go through. They could do another mission somewhere else while we’re on the way with other supplies.” The ACE concept is still new to many units, as more Airmen get involved the more agile the 86th AW becomes.

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Deontae Williams, 86th Logistics Readiness Squadron unilateral aircrew training apprentice, prepares pallets for transport at Chièvres Air Base, Belgium, April 20. Bundles were transported from Ramstein Air Base to Chièvres via truck to practice moving cargo used in training missions.

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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Deontae Williams, 86th Logistics Readiness Squadron unilateral aircrew training apprentice, and Staff Sgt. Jose Bruno Ruiz-Camacho, 86th Operations Support Squadron joint airdrop inspector, prepare pallets for transport at Chièvres Air Base, Belgium, April 20. Inspections are performed at multiple points to ensure cargo is safe for transport or aerial delivery.

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Deontae Williams, 86th Logistics Readiness Squadron unilateral aircrew training apprentice, prepares pallets for transport at Chièvres Air Base, Belgium, April 20. An Agile Combat Employment exercise tested Ramstein’s ability to move cargo over land to support airdrop operations.

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Clayton Merritt, 37th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, directs a forklift driven by 1st Lt. Bridgett Wall, 86th Operations Support Squadron intelligence officer and cross-functional airlift support personnel, while loading a pallet to a C-130J Super Hercules aircraft at Chièvres Air Base, Belgium, April 20. Four C-130Js launched from Ramstein Air Base in support of an Agile Combat Employment exercise, allowing Ramstein Airmen to train with other Airmen to increase interoperability.

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Robert Kucholtz, 37th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, references a technical order while loading cargo to a C-130J Super Hercules at Chièvres Air Base, Belgium, April 20. An airdrop was conducted as part of an Agile Combat Employment exercise testing Ramstein’s ability to conduct operations away from home station.

U.S Air Force Staff Sgt. Nickolas Peters, 37th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, attaches a pallet to a static line at Chièvres Air Base, Belgium, April 20. The 37th AS moved cargo and personnel from the 48th Fighter Wing at RAF Lakenheath, England to the 32nd Tactical Air Base in Lask, Poland and the 31st Tactical Air Base in Krzesiny, Poland as part of an Agile Combat Employment exercise across Europe.

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Value in partnership

(Above) The 86th Airlift Wing Command Team, along with members of the 86th Operations Support Squadron, stand in front of the Air Traffic Control Tower with Saarland Minister President Tobias Hans and Saarland Secretary of Interior Christian Seel during a visit at Ramstein Air Base, Apr. 19. The officials from Saarland learned about base operations and mission objectives during their visit.

COVID VACCINES from Page 1 common access card. Once on the website, visitors can navigate step by step to their location and select either a first or second dose appointment.

(Top right) U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Josh Olson, 86th Airlift Wing commander, speaks with Saarland Minister President Tobias Hans prior to his visit inside the Air Traffic Control Tower at Ramstein Air Base, Apr. 19. The Air Traffic Control Tower was one of multiple stops for Hans to familiarize himself with base operations and mission objectives as part of an ongoing partnership between nations.

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The portal is solely for booking COVID-19 vaccine appointments and is not connected to any beneficiary medical records. Please bring a completed DHA Form 207 to your appointment.

The Medical Group is opening appointments based on availability of vaccines. Members who have trouble finding open appointments should check again in a day or two as more appointments

(Right) U.S. Air Force 86th Airlift Wing Command Chief Master Sgt. Hope Skibitsky greets Saarland Minister President Tobias Hans at Ramstein Air Base, Apr. 19. Hans accompanied base personnel on a guided tour which included a visit to the Air Traffic Control Tower.

become available. The vaccine is being administered at Building 2116, not the clinic. The building is located across the street from the Pizza Hut/Subway restaurant, near the Ramstein Recycling Center

and Southside Fitness Center. For more information, visit the Ramstein COVID vaccine website at https://www. ramstein.af.mil/COVID-19Vaccine-Information/.


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KMC BLOTTER

TAKE NOTE

COMPILED BY THE 569TH USFPS AND 86TH SFS

APRIL 12 5:10 a.m.: Major traffic collision near Huetschenhausen 9:12 a.m.: Theft in Rodenbach 12:02 p.m.: Theft in Rodenbach 3:40 p.m.: Theft in Landstuhl APRIL 13 9:54 a.m.: Major traffic collision in Landstuhl APRIL 14 2:55 a.m.: Seized USAREUR license plates in Kusel 9 a.m.: Seized USAREUR license plates on Kapaun AS 9:30 a.m.: Seized USAREUR license plates on Kapaun AS APRIL 15 2:23 p.m.: Major traffic collision in Kaiserslautern 2:26 p.m.: Major traffic collision in Kaiserslautern

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APRIL 16 11:55 a.m.: Fleeing the scene in Steinwenden APRIL 17 2:05 a.m.: Attempted theft in Otterberg 11:05 a.m.: Theft in Kaiserslautern 11:50 a.m.: Major traffic collision in Ruesselsheim APRIL 18 2:08 a.m.: Attempted theft in Weilerbach 9:44 a.m.: Theft in Weilerbach 12:38 p.m.: Theft in Weilerbach 1:20 p.m.: Theft in Weilerbach 1:52 p.m.: Theft in Weilerbach 2:40 p.m.: Theft in Weilerbach 3 p.m.: Theft in Weilerbach 4:22 p.m.: Theft in Weilerbach 8:06 p.m.: Major traffic accident/DUI in Landstuhl

Editor’s note: The purpose of the weekly blotter is to deliver a chronological listing of criminal activity in the KMC. The information contained in the blotter is not indicative of crime trends or the targeting of service members or their dependents. The location and nature of the entries is dependent upon where the crime was reported and not necessarily where the crime took place.

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ATTN: Retirees and high-risk patients Keeping DEERS updated is extremely important, especially when it comes to COVID-19 vaccine distribution. If your contact information is incorrect, the medical group will not be able to contact you to schedule a vaccine. Please log in to milConnect https:// www.dmdc.osd.mil/milconnect and ensure your personal contact information is accurate for you and your family members. COVID-19 updates for KMC Looking for updated information regarding coronavirus and changes to base facilities? Visit www.ramstein.af.mil/COVID-19/ Tax filing deadline extended to May 17 The IRS has announced an extension to the traditional tax filing deadline from April 15 to May 17 for individual taxpayers and taxpayers who pay self-employment tax. For taxpayers who owe money to the IRS, the deadline to pay is also extended to May 17, without penalties or interest. Overseas filers can still take advantage of the automatic extended filing date of July 15. However, this automatic filing date for overseas filers does not prevent the accrual of penalties or interest for those who owe; payments must be made by May 17 to avoid these fees. Of note, this extension only applies to federal

tax filing and not to state filing. Check with your state tax agency for filing deadlines. POV inspections The 86th VRS Vehicle Inspection Station implemented an appointment-based system. All safety service inspections, including inspections for new vehicle registrations, inspections for registration renewals, and re-inspections for previously failed vehicles will require an appointment. A standby line will be operating to accommodate any individuals who did not make appointments on a space available basis. However, it is recommended that appointments be made. Air Force official photos The 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs Office has a new process for scheduling official photos. Visit Ramsteinstudio.setmore.com/ services to schedule your official photo. Head and shoulders appointments are available Mon-Thu, with appointments for full-length photos on Fridays. 86 AW Retiree Activities Office Closed for appointments and walk-ins. All events scheduled are cancelled until further notice. Contact us via phone DSN 480-5486/ Comm 06371-47-5486 or email to 86aw.rao@ us.af.mil or ms.tammy.thompson@gmail.com.

Kaiserslautern Military Community’s Family Housing While online shopping has been a valuable resource for all of us during the pandemic, we want to remind base residents that local delivery drivers do not have base access. Deliveries from companies such as Amazon.de and other mail services will be denied entry to base housing. Base residents should contact shipping companies directly to coordinate pick up location/time or utilize delivery drop box services on the economy. Security Forces requests that residents do not meet delivery drivers right outside the gate as this can cause added traffic. For questions, please feel free to reach out to the 569th USFPS (Commercial: 06315366060) or 86th SFS squadron

(Commercial: 06371472050). As a reminder, the best option for receiving packages is meeting the delivery driver off base or picking up from a designated off base drop box location. To keep abreast of all that is going on in Family Housing, you can visit our Facebook Page, at https://www.facebook.com/ KMCHousingOffice/ NOTE: The KMC Housing Office and Furnishings Management Section will close at 11:30 every Wednesday for administrative time. The KMC Family Housing Team is in the business of 100% “Customer Satisfaction!” Photo courtesy of the Housing Office


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521 AMOW awarded “Best in the Air Force” Commander’s Inspection Program

Members of the 521st Air Mobility Operations Wing Inspector General’s office pose for a photo at Ramstein Air Base, April 13. The team won the Department of the Air Force 2020 Maj. Gen. Junius W. Jones Inspector General award for an outstanding commander’s inspection program. The 521st AMOW IG office serves more than 2,700 people in ten squadrons operating in 15 countries. Photo by Senior Airman Daniel Sanchez

by Lt. Col. Matthew Kelley 521st AMOW Inspector General The 521st Air Mobility Operations Wing Inspector General team won the Department of the Air Force 2020 Maj. Gen. Junius W. Jones Inspector General Award. The award recognizes the Air Force’s most outstanding Commander’s Inspection Program, whose performance is proactive and goes above and beyond day-to-day mission requirements. The 521st AMOW consists of two groups, ten squadrons, two

detachments, and seven operating locations conducting operations in 15 countries spread across 5,135 nautical miles and six time zones. The Wing IG team executes the commander’s inspection program and evaluates unit effectiveness and warfighting readiness while sustaining continuous data-driven improvement to mitigate risk to the wing’s mission. “This award reflects the wing’s culture of critical self-assessment and significant investment in fullspectrum readiness,” said Lt. Col. Matthew Kelley, 521st Air Mobility

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Operations Wing Inspector General. “The IG team helped build the framework to test the resilience of the entire enterprise collectively. But it remains our Airmen and commanders that harness these opportunities to develop Agile Combat Employment capabilities with en route Multi-Capable Airman.” The IG office achieved this outstanding Air Force level award through hard work and commitment to the wing’s strategic priorities. During the initial COVID-19 response, the IG office members pioneered the wing’s first enterprise control center and wrote the

command and control standards that helped synchronize over 270 contaminated patient evacuations. The team concurrently led a wing-wide pandemic operations audit across 14 weeks and ten installations resulting in 11 process improvements. Additionally, the IG team benchmarked the wing’s biannual Nodal Lightning readiness exercise, which fuses live and constructed events across eight bases and 18 separate operating locations in two theaters. Nodal Lightning is now the Air Mobility Command standard for en route enterprise exercises. “To be recognized as the best U.S. & GERMAN ATTORNEYS U.S. & GERMAN DIVORCES • SUPPORT ISSUES • EEO WILLS & PROBATE • EMPLOYMENT • PERSONAL INJURY MSPB • CONTRACTOR ISSUES • TAX ADVISORS

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commander’s inspection program highlights the innovation and commitment to excellence of our amazing Airmen,” said Col. Adrienne Williams, 521st AMOW commander. “We continue to strengthen the global mobility team, and the 521st AMOW stands ready to project power across Europe, Africa, Central Asia, and the Middle East amidst complex and uniquely challenging conditions.” Senior Master Sgt. Jennifer Barger, 521st AMOW Inspector General superintendent, was also recognized with the Lt. Gen. Howard W. Leaf Inspector General Award at the Air Mobility Command level. This award recognizes Barger’s leadership and skill as a top Air Force inspector for 2020. The 521st AMOW, with elements at ten other installations, relies every day on strong partnerships to execute the mission, care for Airmen and families, and prepare for the future. The IG team harnesses these partnerships to plan and execute exercises like Nodal Lightning, building muscle memory under contested conditions, and expanding nodal capability. “To know that our inspection program is the most outstanding in the Air Force is an affirmation that the nation can depend on us to put the rapid in Rapid Global Mobility,” said Williams.


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Airlifter of the Week: 65 ABS NCO leads transient alert by Senior Airman John R. Wright 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs A noncommissioned officer assigned to the 65th Air Base Squadron at Lajes Field, Portugal, was recognized as Airlifter of the Week, April 8, for strong leadership and training to support Agile Combat Employment. Tech. Sgt. Alex M. Sotelo, 65th ABS transient alert section chief, and his team of 10 aircraft maintainers provided critical ground maintenance support to multiple aircraft, including B-2 Spirit stealth bombers during a recent Bomber Task Force deployment. “You’ve been named the Airlifter of the Week for your great work on the Bomber Task Force, all the great things you do on the flight line, and just making things happen,” said Brig. Gen. Josh Olson, 86th Airlift Wing commander, to Sotelo. “It’s no small feat. I greatly appreciate all that you do for the 86th and the 65th, and we’re honored to highlight your great works.” Lajes is home to the 65th Air Base Group, one of the 86th AW’s geographically separated units, and plays a vital role in combat operations by serving as a trans-Atlantic bridge to enable the expeditionary movement of war fighters, warplanes and global communications to combatant commanders and supporting Joint, Coalition and NATO operations. Sotelo’s efforts at Lajes enabled the 509th Bomb Wing, Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, to exercise hot-pit refueling procedures and engage in fifth generation fighter integration and foreign deterrence operations in the Arctic Region. “We made sure they were taken care of,” Sotelo said. “We supported them and their maintenance crew to get the gas to keep going and get out of here safely, quickly and efficiently.” In addition to transient alert duties, Sotelo coordinated with the local 721st Aerial Port Squadron detachment to obtain forklift and aircraft stair training for his maintainers to fulfill ACE initiatives. “It was crazy how fast it got utilized,” Sotelo said. “A lot of us that were just trained, including myself, were out there within a couple weeks, taking care of a C-5 (Super Galaxy aircraft) to get them downloaded and get the equipment for the B-2s taken care of.” As multi-capable Airmen, the short-notice support Sotelo and his team were able to provide saved the APS overtime costs and ensured no delays in the BTF mission.

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Alex M. Sotelo, 65th Air Base Squadron transient alert section chief, is congratulated by Chief Master Sgt. Justin R. Deisch, 65th Air Base Group superintendent, for being recognized as Airlifter of the Week at Lajes Field, Portugal, April 8. Sotelo was recognized for strong leadership and training to support Agile Combat Employment. Photo by Ricky Baptista

In addition to leading the transient alert section and securing cross-training to support the multicapable Airman concept, Sotelo served as the 65th Air Base Group’s project officer for the 86th AW’s virtual annual award ceremony. “We had to plan it around COVID, making sure everyone was socially distanced within our facility, and we tackled the challenge,” Sotelo said. “My small team of four helped quite a bit and ensured that everyone was not just safe from COVID, but had a good time and got to enjoy the ceremony.” Outside of work, Sotelo, a Sterling, Illinois, native, enjoys fishing, biking, gaming and watching the ocean from his balcony while sipping coffee. Phone calls to his wife and two sons are also an everyday occurrence, since Sotelo is at Lajes unaccompanied. While leadership recognized Sotelo for his outstanding dedication to the job and support of the 86th AW’s reputation for ready and professional airlift, he made a point to recognize that it was a team effort. “The real MVPs are my team,” Sotelo said. “Whatever I ask them to do, they get it done. They’re the ones that lead the way.” U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Alex M. Sotelo, 65th Air Base Squadron transient alert section chief, salutes Col. Tammy S. Hinkston, 65th Air Base Group commander, after being recognized as Airlifter of the Week at Lajes Field, Portugal, April 8. In addition to leading the transient alert section and securing cross-training to support the multi-capable Airman concept, Sotelo served as the 65th ABG’s project officer for the 86th Airlift Wing’s virtual annual award ceremony. Photo by Ricky Baptista

U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Josh Olson, 86th Airlift Wing commander, recognizes Tech. Sgt. Alex M. Sotelo, 65th Air Base Squadron transient alert section chief, as Airlifter of the Week during a teleconference call at Ramstein Air Base, April 8. Sotelo and his team of 10 aircraft maintainers provided critical ground maintenance support to multiple aircraft, including multiple B-2 Spirit stealth bombers during a recent Bomber Task Force deployment, at Lajes Field, Portugal. Photo by Senior Airman John R. Wright


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86 MDSS Airmen prescribe new network

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jose Gomez Miranda, 86th Medical Support Squadron medical information services flight chief, left, and Tech. Sgt. Kaci Stephens, 86th MDSS medical information services flight client support noncommissioned officer in charge, review the inventory of computer stations for the dental clinic at Ramstein Air Base, April 6. The small flight is charged with migrating the entire 86th Medical Group from the Air Force Network to the Medical Community of Interest, the Military Health System’s new computing network.

Story and photos by Tech. Sgt. Jocelyn A. Ford 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs Behind the scenes of the 86th Medical Group, within the Medical Support Squadron, is a small flight doing big things. The Medical Information Services Flight is working tirelessly to not only keep the Medical Group running, but migrate systems to help safeguard us all. The flight is one of diversity, consisting of one officer and a few enlisted, general schedule, contractor and local national employees. Together they service the 86th MDG information technology systems, answering the same types of trouble tickets the rest of the base submits to the 86th Communications Squadron. “Our flight’s job is to maintain access to the computers, access to the internet, phone services, and just keep the med group up and running,” said Tech. Sgt. Kaci Stephens, 86th MDSS medical information services flight client support noncommissioned officer in charge. Enlisted personnel attend technical school and leave with the Air Force specialty code Health Services Management. The formal education touches on a multitude of skills to prepare them for the many possibilities they may encounter, such as working the front desk, resource management, patient administration and much more. It isn’t until they

arrive at their duty station and are assigned to a flight that they get the focused, hands-on training required to fulfill their duties. When assigned to the medical information services flight, obtaining the CompTIA Security+ certification is a priority. “When you get assigned to a systems flight, we learn what comm does, but in a very, very short time,” Stephens said. “We maintain the same kind of operations for the most part, just very specific to medical users.” For several weeks, this flight has been migrating the medical group’s systems from the Air Force Network, to a network called Medical Community of Interest (Med-COI). “The Medical Community of Interest is the Military Health System, MHS, new computing network,” said 1st Lt. Joshua Fritzsche, 86th MDSS medical information services flight commander. “Medics from Army, Navy, and Air Force are all leaving their services-provided unclassified network and joining the Med-COI.” Getting all services on the same network may not be an easy task, but it can come with big rewards. Being on a common network allows all to work on the MHS’s newest electronic health record called MHS Genesis. “Genesis replaces some pretty old, or legacy systems,” Fritzsche said. “Some of them were developed in the ‘80s and ‘90s, with really kind of a DOS hot key

interface to them. So they're kind of an adventure to use.” MHS Genesis is not only for the active duty components; Veteran’s Affairs are also set to use the system. “Imagine your health record following you when you separate, retire or otherwise leave the service,” Fritzsche said. “That's what MHS Genesis is going to bring, and in order to get there we have to be on a common computing environment, so that's where Med-COI comes in. It's got a totally different background, (as) it's made for medics. It houses all of our medical applications, and it will house MHS Genesis for us when we get it here at Ramstein.” Though often those who work behind the scenes rarely get the “thanks” they deserve, this team's hard work has not gone unseen. Their leadership acknowledged all the hard work going into preparation for the network migration, on top of keeping the medical group running daily, and submitted the team for recognition. “When you win an Air Force level award, especially one for a team this size, and you're talking (Air Force Medical Service), we're the best systems team in the Air Force,” Stephens said. “It gives a lot of people hope that like, ‘hey, my hard work is actually being recognized and I'm actually contributing to something, and someone's actually seeing that I'm contributing to

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Kaci Stephens, 86th Medical Support Squadron medical information services flight client support noncommissioned officer in charge, left, and Senior Airman Henry Diaz Casado, medical information services technician, swap out computer stations within the dental clinic at Ramstein Air Base, April 6. The flight must work with each device individually, totaling more than 750, during the network migration from the Air Force Network to the Medical Community of Interest.

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jose Gomez Miranda, 86th Medical Support Squadron medical information services flight chief, activates ports on the patch panel within the dental clinic at Ramstein Air Base, April 6.

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Kaci Stephens, 86th Medical Support Squadron medical information services flight client support noncommissioned officer in charge, migrates medical information to a new network within the dental clinic at Ramstein Air Base, April 6.

something.’ That feedback saying what you're doing matters continues to motivate you to continue to do better, and to continue to work hard.” Congratulations to the 86th

MDSS medical information services flight for being named the 2020 United States Air Force Medical Service’s Medical Information Services Team of the Year.


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Yvette Brown stands with her family at the Kaiserslautern Military Community Center on Ramstein Air Base, April 14. Her child represents one of many dependents celebrated during Month of the Military Child. Established in 1986, Month of the Military Child celebrates the resiliency of military connected children across the Department of Defense. Photos by Airman 1st Class Andrew J. Alvarado

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Jessica Patterson, 86th Communications Squadron cybersecurity technician, leans closer to her family for a Month of the Military Child initiative while visiting the Base Exchange at Ramstein Air Base, April 14. Patrons at the Base Exchange were asked to participate in a photo shoot highlighting local military dependents.

U.S. Army Specialist Rogdrick Bell, 21st Theater Sustainment Command mechanic, holds his child, Aniyah, on his shoulders at Ramstein Air Base, April 14. Aniyah conveyed excitement as she was highlighted in a Month of the Military Child series along with other dependents frequenting the Base Exchange.

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Heather Sanchez, 86th Security Forces Squadron flight sergeant, and her family pose for a photo to contribute to a Month of Military Child series at the Base Exchange at Ramstein Air Base, April 14. Lindsey Parker holds her child, Emmary, at the Base Exchange at Ramstein Air Base, April 14. Emmary is highlighted to represent the thousands of dependents celebrated during April, designated as Month of the Military Child.

Jackie Thorpe holds her child, Zendaya, in the Base Exchange at Ramstein Air Base, April 14. Zendaya represents one of many dependents being celebrated in her community during the month of April.

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Ryan Pawlicki, 721st Aerial Port Squadron load planner, visits the Base Exchange with his family at Ramstein Air Base, April 14. His son participated in a photo shoot highlighting military dependents in the community during a Month of the Military Child initiative.


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Air advising; capabilities rising

Croatian Air Base leadership, leaders from the 435th Contingency Response Support Squadron, and Bilateral Affairs Office discuss future security cooperation events and training for Croatian forces key to NATO integration and interoperability at Zemunik Air Base, Croatia, April 1. The air advisor mission of building partnerships and strengthening alliances increases the U.S. Air Force’s Agile Combat Employment abilities by teaching partner nations how to integrate certain standards allowing for quicker collaborations anywhere on the globe. Courtesy photo

by Senior Airman Daniel Sanchez 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

ARMY POC for Miesau, Landstuhl, and Deanner is the USAG R-P Chaplain’s Office in Bldg 3213 on Kleber Kaserne, DSN 541-2105, CIV 0611143-541-2105.

Jewish services

AIR FORCE POC for Ramstein North, Ramstein South, Vogelweh, and Kapaun is the USAF Chaplain Corps, Bldg 1201 on Ramstein, DSN 480-6148, CIV 06371-47-6148.

Messianic Jewish services

Buddhist (sGi)

Kapaun Chapel (Bldg 2781) Divine Liturgy: 9:00 a.m. Sundays Confessions by appointment

Ramstein North Chapel Conference Room (Bldg 1201) Service: 10:30 a.m., 4th Saturday Service: 12:00 p.m., 3rd Thursday at LRMC Chapel For more info: ktownsgibuddhism@gmail.com

Catholic services

Daenner Community Chapel (Bldg 3150) Sunday Mass: 12:30 p.m. (all year round) Confession: 11:45 p.m. Landstuhl Community Chapel (Bldg 3773) Tue, Wed, Fri: 12 p.m. Sunday: 9 a.m. Confession: 8 a.m. Ramstein North Chapel (Bldg 1201) Daily Mass: 11:30 a.m. Monday-Thursday Sunday Masses: 9 a.m., 1 p.m. & 5 p.m. Confession: RNC or by appt. 4 p.m.- 4:45 p.m. Sundays

episcopal (anglican) (st. albans) Kapaun Chapel (Bldg 2781) Service: 10:30 a.m. Sundays

islamic services

Ramstein South Chapel Mosque Area (Bldg 2403) Jummah Prayers: 1:15 p.m. Fridays Daily Prayers: 1:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday

Ramstein South Chapel Jewish Shul Area (Bldg 2403) Shabbat Evening Service: 6:00 p.m. Fridays Ramstein South Chapel (Bldg 2403) Service: 10:00 a.m. Saturdays

orthodox Christian services

protestant services

Landstuhl Community Chapel (Bldg 3773) Worship: 11:00 a.m. Sundays Children’s Youth Church: 11:00 a.m. Sundays Daenner Community Chapel (Bldg 3150) Chapel Next Worship: Sunday 10:00 a.m. Children’s Church: Sunday 10:30 a.m. Ramstein North Chapel (Bldg 1201) Contemporary Service: 11:00 a.m. Sundays Seventh-Day Adventist Worship Sabbath School: 10 a.m. Saturdays Divine Worship: 11:00 a.m. Saturdays Ramstein South Chapel (Bldg 2403) Traditional with Communion: 9:30 a.m. Sundays Vogelweh Chapel (Bldg 2063) Gospel Service: 11:00 a.m. Sundays. For more info: facebook.com\vogelwehgospelservice or email rvgsfacebook@gmail.com

Wiccan

Kapaun Annex (Bldg 2782) Service: 7:00 p.m. Saturdays

Wisconsin evangelical lutheran synod (Wels) Ramstein South Chapel (Bldg 2403) Service: 4:00 p.m. 2nd & 4th Sundays

Airmen from the 435th Contingency Response Support Squadron and the 606th Air Control Squadron traveled to Croatia to host a class from March 15th to April 2nd for Croatian and Slovenian air force military students to increase their Control and Reporting Center’s capabilities. CRCs are vital in guiding aircraft through their assigned area during a mission. They also enhance Agile Combat Employment capabilities by making sure CRCs operated by partner countries and allies can speak the same tactical language. “CRCs are responsible for battle management, weapons control, surveillance and link management,” said U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Corey Farmer, 606th ACS exercises and plans noncommissioned officer in charge. “We tactically control aircraft and identify any other aircraft within our area of responsibility through KAISERSLAUTERN

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the surveillance technicians via radar feeds or tactical data links. At the end of the day, we deconflict aircraft and get them overhead of whoever is requesting them.” Farmer served as a subject matter expert during the course, ensuring the students would be prepared for an upcoming exercise. “We are preparing them for Astral Knight 21, which is a multinational exercise that stresses the importance of cooperation between us and NATO allies,” Farmer said. “The main focus of the class was getting the Croatian and Slovenian controllers prepared to control with new communication standards.“ The goal of the three-week course was to certify the students as either master controllers or intercept controllers. It also served as a force multiplier. “The training conducted prepared these students to train and certify members of their Croatian and Slovenia air forces respectively,” said U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. James Stewart, 435th CRSS security forces air advisor. “This training ensured that our partners are in line with NATO standards and are

able to be self-sufficient in maintaining this critical capability.” While the tactical benefits are clear, there were also intangible gains such as building personal relationships and expanding perspectives. “During the class I got to see a different point of view than I would traditionally get from U.S. Air Force CRCs,” said U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class John Roache, 606th ACS weapons director. “That includes operating on a different system with different techniques and standards for accomplishing the same mission.” Classes like this increase interoperability between the U.S. and NATO partners and are important to security and mission success throughout the region. The 435th CRSS Air Advisors are security cooperation experts who specialize in building partner capacity and building partnerships, a critical element to furthering U.S. and NATO objectives. Air Advisors use their security cooperation skills to think strategically, bridge operationally, and execute tactically to aid partner nations in advancing their interoperability.


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Roughing it like Rangers Photos by Senior Airman Daniel Sanchez 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Trent Sloan, 435th Contingency Response Squadron mobile aerial port journeyman, carries a 45-pound rucksack and his weapon for 12 miles as the final event in the Ranger Assessment and Preparation Course at Rhine Ordnance Barracks, Kaiserslautern, March 30. The 12-mile ruck must be completed in three hours, testing an Airmen’s fortitude. The Ranger Assessment and Preparation Course, hosted by the 435th Air Ground Operations Wing, is designed to familiarize Airmen with the skills and challenges they will face if they get accepted to the United States Army Ranger School.

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Gavin Saiz, 435th Security Forces Squadron contingency response flight chief, right, observes U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jin Lau, 435th Contingency Response Group logistics planner, left, perform pull-ups during the physical fitness portion of the Ranger Assessment and Preparation Course at Ramstein Air Base, March 27. A minimum of six pull-ups is required for a passing score which mirrors the official Ranger school examination.

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Anthony Salvione, 435th Security Forces Squadron ground combat readiness training center instructor, shouts “Ranger” as he jumps into a pool while wearing his uniform and equipment as part of the Ranger Assessment and Preparation Course at Ramstein Air Base, March 27. This portion of the course tests an Airmen’s confidence and combat water survival.


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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Trent Sloan, 435th Contingency Response Squadron mobile aerial port journeyman, charts waypoints on a map of the local area as part of the Ranger Assessment and Preparation Course at Ramstein Air Base, March 29. Participants are challenged to find several points in the woods without GPS, using only a map and compass. U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Gavin Saiz, 435th Contingency Response Squadron contingency response flight chief, above, instructs and evaluates U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Ryan Silva, 435th Security Forces Squadron unit trainer, below, during the firearms portion of the Ranger Assessment and Preparation Course at Ramstein Air Base, March 29. Course participants are evaluated on their speed and accuracy to safely fire and clear their weapon of any malfunctions.

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Kyle Alvino, 435th Security Forces Squadron airborne team member, lays on the ground reading a map to limit his visibility while plotting a course through the woods during the land navigation portion of the Ranger Assessment and Preparation course at Ramstein Air Base, March 29. Course participants search for waypoints that could simulate real-world rally points or other mission objectives.

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Trent Sloan, 435th Contingency Response Squadron mobile aerial port journeyman, connects a blasting cap to a training claymore mine during the Ranger Assessment and Preparation Course at Ramstein Air Base, March 29. Securing a perimeter is an important part of the objectives discussed in the course.


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Inter-European Air Forces Academy honors fifth anniversary with Second Virtual Professional Military Education Course Graduation

U.S. Air Force Capt. David Carte, Inter-European Air Forces Academy instructor, conducts a performance assessment of NATO students working through a virtual team building exercise at Kapaun Air Station, Feb. 25. The IEAFA students practiced principles of effective leadership they can apply daily in their own armed forces.

Story and photos by Inter-European Air Forces Academy Thirty-five students from 13 ally and partner nations across the European theater graduated the Inter-European Air Forces Academy’s Professional Military Education course on March 26, its second virtual PME course to date. In accordance with COVID-19 regulations, students from Albania, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Italy, Lithuania, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States collaborated virtually. The PME course coincided with IEAFA’s fifth anniversary on March 23. Members of the 92nd Military Police Company, 86th Vehicle Readiness Squadron and Ramstein’s Fire Department joined forces to thank Ramstein Intermediate students as part of the school’s Purple Up celebration on March 14. Purple Up is just one of several events during the Month of the Military Child. Wearing purple symbolizes a show of support and thanks to military youth for their strength and sacrifices.

Courtesy photo by DODEA Europe

“Our Professional Military Education courses establish a foundation of trust and cooperation with our allies and partners,” said U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Joshua Killian, IEAFA Director of Operations. “Officers and NCOs from across NATO and Partnership for Peace countries come together to develop new skills and share perspectives as members of a multinational, cross-functional, and rank-diverse team. This shared experience helps to foster teamwork and collaboration across borders, during major exercises, and in operational assignments where allies and partners work together to identify innovative solutions to our most pressing challenges.”

U.S. Air Force MSgt. David Sanner, Inter-European Air Forces Academy instructor, moderates a discussion between guest speakers and students during IEAFA’s Professional Military Education course at Kapaun Air Station, Feb. 22. This course features various leaders from U.S. and NATO organizations who share real-world expertise and leadership lessons with students.

IEAFA develops lifelong ties among allies and partners and underscores the importance of a professional NCO corps. The PME course integrates the Inter-European Noncommissioned Officer Academy and Inter-European Squadron Officer School, blending fifty percent of the five-week curriculum into a combined officer/NCO experience. During these blended lessons, officers and enlisted personnel from across the European theater work through cultural, linguistic, and rank disparities to arrive at common solutions for challenges presented throughout the course. Since its first course in 2016, IEAFA has trained and educated

over 1,000 students from over 40 ally and partner nations across the European theater. IEAFA is expanding its partnership-building mission to the African continent and growing its technical training courses. “There are leadership courses and then there is IEAFA,” said British Armed Forces Cpl. Sally Raimondo. “The unique blended learning environment creates an inclusive platform where different experiences enable a greater understanding and appreciation of other views. This level of context allows for a variety of perspectives and challenges the status quo, preparing the student to continually develop as an effective leader.”

Success like this is partially achieved through IEAFA’s direct organizational alignment with the Warrior Preparation Center, the USAFE-AFAFRICA Directorate of Operations, Strategic Deterrence and Nuclear Integration, and its close ties with USAFE-AFAFRICA Directorate of Plans, Programs and Analyses. IEAFA leans forward into the future by adapting to the dynamic security environment. It remains an agile and responsive tool that supports the priorities of Gen. Jeff Harrigian, USAFE-AFAFRICA commander, and develops interoperability of the theater’s only common weapons system: its people.


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Living in Germany –

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TDY / TLA / TLF / TQSA (NOT FOR PERMANENT HOUSING) 4 BR villa Mackenbach 5min from RAB pet friendly fully-furnished garden & BBQ, 2 bd (+ 2 guest bd), 2.5 bth, 195 sq meters, Kantstrasse 10 67686 Mackenbach Germany, +49 17624687550, info@ex Kaiserslautern, 2.0bd, 2.0bth, Apartpatngo.com ment, 70sqm, BIK, guest WC, liv/ dinrm, balcony/terrace, finished basement, pets allowed, available 31 Aug 2020, €0.5 +utl, call 01729664307, Mi chael@kaiserslautern-TLA-TDY-apart ments.com

TLA 3 BR Apt 5 min from Ramstein AB ground floor pet friendly, 3 bd, 2 bth, 190 sq meters, Landstuhler Str. 41 66877 Ramstein-Miesenbach Germany, +49 17624687550, info@expatn go.com

TLA 3BR, 2bth, 120sqm Apartment, TLA / TDY / TLF Loft apartment in Kai- BIK, liv, balcony/terrace, laundry, no serslautern city, 1 bd, 1 bth, 100 sq pets, available 11 Dec 2019, call +49 meters, high qualitiy furnishing, wal- 176 2468 7550, info@expatngo.com king distance to city, €125, Call: 0173 497 51 71, Email: info@ken-immobili en.de, Website: ken-immobilien.de Lovely TLA Countryhouse BremerhofKaiserslautern The Bremerhof, one of the most unique residential areas in Kaiserslautern, located in a beautiful clearing in the middle of the Palatinate Forest, but with less than a 5 minutes drive to the center of K-Town.The apartment has an underfloor heating system, 2 bedrooms, a living room, 1 bathroom, a romatic garden with pool and your own beautiful, private fencedin garden, which is the perfect place for days of rest and relaxation while you settle in Germany. Call 00 49 171 313 6996, info@judithkern.com

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Mackenbach, 5bd, 3bth, House, 235sqm, BIK, guest WC, liv, garden, balcony/terrace, laundry, private garage, no pets, available 3 Dec 2020, Housing Approved, €1 +utl, call +49 176 313 73 451, nicolewandowsky@web.de

TLA / TLF Charming & Cozy Barn House in Ramstein, fully furnished, 3bd, 2bth, built-in kitchen & all supplies, liv/ dinrm, washer & dryer in basement, pets allowed, avail now, per diem rate, no extra fees! Contact Lilly +49 173 3647569, info@german-aid.com

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you find yourself running late, call to announce your late arrival (preferably before the time you were expected). Remember that in Germany, time is usually on the twentyfour hour scale, like in the military, not the twelve-hour one. Sometimes when speaking, Germans will use the 12 hour clock. Usually, this does not cause confusion. Very few people in Germany eat dinner at 8 in the morning.

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TLA TDY Apt. 9 Kaiserslautern, 2.0bd, 1.0bth, Apartment, 100sqm, BIK, liv/ dinrm, balcony/terrace, laundry, finished basement, private garage, carport, pets allowed, available 31 Aug 2020, €0.5 +utl, call 01729664307, michael.uh rig@ihrsteuerberater.com

SIDEWALK & STREET Whether you own a home or live in a rental, it is your responsibility to sweep the sidewalk and street in front of the house. You also need to pull out the weeds in the sidewalk. Failing to do so can result in fines. In the winter months, you must clear and sand/salt your sidewalk between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. If someone slips and breaks their leg in front of your

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clear their walk, too. You’ll gain a bunch of brownie points for the next grill party.)

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Nurse practitioner gives back to Baumholder Military Community Story and photo by Marcy Sanchez Landstuhl Regional Medical Center U.S. Army Health Clinic Baumholder serves a military community of just over 8,000 people, set in the remote, forested hills of Baumholder, Germany. In the small community, readiness is essential, both physically and mentally. With over 24 years of service in uniform, Diana Bluthardt now serves as the sole psychiatric nurse practitioner for the community and is committed to enhancing the latter. Bluthardt, who works at U.S. Army Health Clinic Baumholder’s Behavioral Health Clinic and also serves as a medical provider for the Baumholder Military Community’s Substance Use Disorder Clinical Care program, chose to continue serving in the Army Reserves following more than a decade of active duty commitment. Although many Soldiers who later earn college degrees choose to crossover to commissioned positions, after earning her nursing degree Bluthardt chose to stay enlisted, serving as a combat medic and later a Licensed Practical Nurse before retiring. “Even though I did get my fouryear degree and I’m a registered nurse, I stayed enlisted because I enjoyed what I was doing in the unit,” explains Bluthardt. “It was something different than what I did as a civilian.” Following her military career, Bluthardt went on to get her nurse practitioner certification specializing in psychiatric and mental health care before being employed by the State of Minnesota. “It was very difficult to see veterans being committed for mental health, or mental health and substance use,” explains Bluthardt. “Truly, people don't know what to do with many of the veterans who are struggling.” Realizing an opportunity existed to help those individuals while they are in uniform led Bluthardt to seek a position within the Department of Defense. She wanted to help better manage mental health in the ranks before it became a larger problem. According to the Army Public

Diana Bluthardt, a psychiatric nurse practitioner at U.S. Army Health Clinic Baumholder’s Behavior Health Clinic and medical provider for the Baumholder Military Community’s Substance Use Disorder Clinical Care program, discusses treatment progress with a Soldier, March 17. Bluthardt, the sole psychiatric nurse practitioner in the Baumholder Military Community, served 24 years in uniform which led to her return to the Department of Defense in an effort to give back to service members and help treat mental health disorders before they worsen.

Health Center’s Health of the Force report, 16 percent of Soldiers are diagnosed with one or more behavioral health disorder and 3.7 percent are diagnosed with a substance use disorder. “(USAHC Baumholder Behavioral Health) utilizes a multidisciplinary approach,” explains Dr. Mark Simpson, a clinical psychologist and chief of USAHC Baumholder Behavioral Health. “We have social workers, psychologists, and a psychiatric nurse practitioner, which is the role (Bluthardt) plays. So we form, oftentimes, a treatment team, viewing and treating patients from different perspectives and different disciplines.” According to Simpson, out of 10 different providers serving patients at USAHC Baumholder, Bluthardt is the only practitioner who may prescribe psychiatric medications. “Sometimes medical emergencies come in, and she fields all

those emergencies,” said Simpson. “She goes above and beyond, is very dedicated to the patients who she serves and is really an excellent team member.” While Bluthardt is now totally dedicated to her position as a psychiatric nurse practitioner, she was previously not expecting to be treating mental health full time. “I did many years as nursing but said I would never do behavioral health or psychiatry. However, I was always drawn to the field and ended up with patients who needed more assistance (than others could offer),” said Bluthardt. A change in position came while serving in uniform. Following a deployment to Iraq and assigned to a military detention center, Bluthardt was treating patients with mental health illness and says the experience made her reconsidered the effectiveness of mental health care

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Allied, partners practice air policing scenarios over Baltic Sea by Allied Air Command Public Affairs Office Exercise Ramstein Alloy 21-1 is aimed to sharpen and hone skills used in Baltic Air Policing (BAP) efforts. This iteration will include Italy, Germany, Poland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and partners including Finland and Sweden. The exercise will cover two days of training practicing realworld scenarios faced by personnel deployed in support of BAP. The scenarios covered will be a slow-moving intercept of an AN-2 and civilian communication loss with escort. Focus on other areas such as a simulated crew ejection with activation of the Search and Rescue chain, air-to-air combat training, air-to-air refueling and others will occur in the later iterations. It is important to consistently drill and practice procedures and coordination processes among Allies and partners.

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Rated Preparatory Program now accepting applications for FY21 Fall class by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs Active duty Air Force officers and enlisted personnel interested in becoming rated officers have until May 25 to apply for the Fall 2021 Rated Preparatory Program. As the program continues to expand, the fall class will partner and train with the Civil Air Patrol wing in Columbus, Indiana. “We recently completed the third iteration of RPP, with 40 officers and 20 enlisted personnel in attendance,” said Maj. Sean Stumpf, Aircrew Task Force branch chief. “The inclusion of enlisted personnel in the program marked a significant milestone and helps cast a wide net to attract the best the Air Force has to offer and is another step toward expanding the program. We plan to continue to grow in FY22 and FY23, ultimately peaking at 240 students per year.” Officers who complete the program are required to apply to the next available Undergraduate Flying Training selection board. Enlisted participants are required to apply to at least one of the three Air Force commissioning sources: U.S. Air Force Academy, Reserve Officer Training Corps or Officer

The wings Senior Airman Brenten Boler, 47th Operations Group T-6 simulator instructor, earned upon graduating Pilot Training Next, are displayed on his desk, August 31, 2020, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. Boler plans to finish his degree in December 2020, and he hopes to commission through Office Training School as soon as possible after that so he can break the glass, wear his wings and fly. Photo by Senior Airman Anne McCready

Training School. Applicants selected for RPP will first complete a self-paced, online ground course followed by

a one-week, in-resident course to introduce them to aviation fundamentals. Program participants will garner approximately seven to 10

flight hours, ground instruction and additional training time in a Federal Aviation Administrationapproved flight simulator.

“The Rated Preparatory Program is a unique opportunity for officers and enlisted,” said Col. John O’Dell, Aircrew Task Force deputy director. “For anyone who is considering pursuing a career as a rated officer, and wants to gain basic aviation skills to become more competitive, RPP can make a significant difference. The experiences gained in RPP will help members compete at Undergraduate Flying Training boards.” Senior Airman Dell Fonda, radar airfield and weather systems technician, who recently participated in the Spring 2021 class, agreed. “The opportunity to participate in this program reaffirmed my desire to be a rated officer and what I need to do to achieve it,” Fonda said. “The Rated Preparatory Program has been intense but has given me the insight on how to prepare a successful OTS package, as well as what to expect in Undergraduate Pilot Training if I get selected to be a pilot.” Interested applicants can find additional information on how to apply through PSDM 21-31 on the MyPers website at https://mypers. af.mil/.

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BritCafe Ramstein seeks name for mascot

Story and photo by Debbie Skora BritCafe Communications and Events Coordinator The BritCafe Ramstein is holding a contest until April 30 to “Name the Pig,” its Union Jackbedecked mascot. The hereto unnamed mascot can always be seen around the café, greeting customers daily, and has become quite a hit on social media. “We just felt it was time he had a name,” remarked Gabriella Palmer, BritCafe General Manager. “If you’re going to be a celebrity, people have to know what to call you.” BritCafe wanted to get their customers involved in the process, too. “We have people who come in here every day,” Palmer remarked, “They are not just our customers, they really are our community, our friends.”

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To build a sense of community here in Germany is the mission of the BritCafe, which is operated by the United Kingdom Support Unit. BritCafe offers a selection of British specialties, including freshbaked scones & clotted cream, fish and chips, curry, and soft drinks popular in Britain such as Ribena and Irn Bru. You can even order a sandwich made-to-order with Marmite or Branston’s Pickles, if that’s what you fancy! Those wishing to name the pig can drop their suggestions in the box in the café, Building 936 on Ramstein across from the library, or comment on a “Name the Pig” post on BritCafe’s Facebook page. The winning name will be selected and announced the first week of May on the Facebook page. The customer who suggests the winning name will receive lunch and a drink of their choice, courtesy of the BritCafe!

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2020 Chevy Silverado 2WD Double Cab 147" Custom, Pick-up, $35,999. Patriot Military Automobiles GmbH Grafenwoehr, 30 Im Gewerbepark, Grafenwoehr, 92655 Germany, +49 (0)1511580-6354, contact@patriot-autos.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com!

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2019 Volkswagen Passat Wolfsburg Edition, Sedan / Saloon, Gas, Automatic, $19,995 (US-2390). Ramstein Used Cars - Kaiserslautern, 1 Kaiserstrasse, Kaiserslautern, 67661 Germany, +49(0)631 3679 3979, brett@ramsteinu sedcars.com. Find all of our cars on 2019 Nissan Sentra SV, Sedan / Sa- FindItGuide.com! loon, $18,995. Patriot Military Automo- 2020 BMW 4 Series 430i xDrive Gran biles GmbH - Naples, Via Boscariello, Coupe, Sedan / Saloon, US, AWD/ 81030 Italy, +39 0814244989, contact@ 4WD, Automatic, $41,995 (W0522). patriot-autos.net. Find all of our cars The Used Car Guys - Kaiserslautern, on FindItGuide.com! Weilerbacher Strasse 10, Kaiserslautern, 67661 Germany, 0631-68031210, kaiserslautern@usedcarguys.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com!

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Swap “bored” for board: Six great Euro-themed board games by MilitaryInGermany.com Even during a non-COVID era, boredom often drives us to do one thing: open a glowing screen. While this isn’t necessarily a bad thing, it’s good to have balance when it comes to screen time. There’s a lot to be said for opening a board game instead. This is a golden age of board games, and Germany is a country that adores them. The benefits of playing board games are many. You can absorb yourself in a way that isn’t possible online. You can be social with those who are closest to you. And you can be transported without ever leaving the house.

Ticket To Ride: Europe board game.

Even better, there are many board games that are set in or inspired by the place you live. Which means you can deepen your connection to and knowledge of Europe in the process. With that in mind, here are six great board games — for adults and older children — with European connections. All are available for purchase online. But check first with your local library: it’s entirely possible that you can borrow the game! Ticket to Ride: Europe This is a classic game of strategy, luck and railroad building. This is also a game that is hugely popular in Germany:

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the original Ticket to Ride even won the prestigious Spiel des Jahres, a German prize that is the board game equivalent of an Oscar or an MVP award. Set on a beautiful board and intended for up to five players, Ticket to Ride Europe will quickly improve your grasp of European geography. This game is also good for younger players: ages 7 and up can generally compete quite well. Memoir ’44 As its name suggests, Memoir ’44 is a strategy board game that allows players to re-enact some of the most crucial World War II European battles from 1944. These include the landing at Normandy, the Battle of the Bulge, and many others. Though the learning curve can be slightly steep, the game itself is immensely satisfying once you get the hang of it. Plus, it allows players to more thoroughly understand the stakes, risks, and decision making processes of a very tenuous time in European (and world) history. The base game is excellent, and has several expansions available. Castles of Mad King Ludwig Even after all this time, Neuschwanstein Castle still fills

people with wonder and mystery. Why did the king build it? Was he really mad? These questions – and the castle itself – have sparked theme parks, books, graphic novels, and more. That includes Castles of Mad King Ludwig, a fantastic game in which players compete as contractors to build the best castle in nineteenth-century Bavaria. It’s a blast, and surprisingly good at getting the competitive juices flowing. It will also give you that much more appreciation for the real castle when you can finally go see it in person! Catan A global phenomenon with several expansion sets, Catan is German to the core. Invented by Klaus Teuber, a German designer, Catan won the Spiel des Jahres game of the year when it was released in 1995. The game is fantastic for many reasons. It rests on a simple and fun premise (create your own island), involves a great deal of strategy, is highly competitive, and forces players to adapt to sometimes rapidly changing circumstances. It’s no wonder the game is popular in Silicon Valley boardrooms. But it can be just as fun for anyone who wants a better way to

spend time during lockdown (or on rainy German days). Risk Europe Risk Europe provides several twists on the original classic. Set during medieval times, the game focuses – naturally – on the continent. As a bonus, Risk Europe gives players a fascinating look into (more or less) what Germany looked like in the centuries prior to its 19th century unification. What is now Germany once contained kingdom upon kingdom. Which explains a lot, if you consider the variety of cultures, dialects and differences that exist within Germany. Scythe This game uses 1920s intrawar Europe as inspiration. In it, players must use every strategic asset they have to survive and thrive. A relatively new arrival to the board game scene, Scythe also takes a bit of time to master. But it is a wonderful game once you know what you’re doing, and the artwork is beautiful. Scythe also provides a great amount of insight into recent European history (even though the game itself is set in a fantasy realm called “Europa”).


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SkillsUSA Regional Championships go virtual Story and photos by Ken Robinson SkillsUSA European Regional Lead

AFCEA Chapter 158 hosted their first virtual SkillsUSA European Regional Championship event. The competition took place over the course of four weeks. Students from six high schools were invited to participate in nine Career and Technical Education (CTE) competitions. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the contests were held virtually and ranged in length from four weeks (engineering) to a one-day showdown (cybersecurity), having most contests take place over a 2 ½ week period. SkillsUSA is the largest nonprofit national education association of its kind offering quality educational experiences for students in leadership, citizenship, and character development. Serving more than 400,000 members, SkillsUSA is committed to producing the most highly skilled workforce in the world through both education programs and competitions. AFCEA Chapter 158 supports the SkillsUSA vision by hosting the annual NY State Region VII (European) championships. Chapter 158 recruits local professionals to develop rigorous, industry-relevant CTE challenges designed to help raise the level of workforce readiness and reduce the current skills gap. Additionally, it is AFCEA chapter 158 who provides all the funding and cash prizes for the event. Students from throughout central Germany who believe in their skills, believe in their future, and see SkillsUSA as an opportunity to be recognized and rewarded for their talents, eagerly accepted this open invitation. Top winners for each contest received both medals and cash prizes. Below are the first-place winners from each of the nine CTE contests:

Michael Brenner, the first place winner in the Computer Programming challenge, reviews his code one last time. Michael is a Junior at KHS and placed in three separate contests.

• Advertising Design – Alyssa Anderson (Wiesbaden High School) • Computer Programming – Michael Brenner (Kaiserslautern High School) • Engineering Design – Luke Matthews and Max Furqueron (Ramstein High School) • Cybersecurity – Michael Brenner and Joshua Collins (Kaiserslautern High School) • Photojournalism – Alexis Treska and Siena Norcross (Kaiserslautern High School) • Television Video Production – Abigail Marsters (Wiesbaden High School) • Video Game Design – Ethan Davis (Ramstein High School) • Web Design – Kemka Okoroafor (Kaiserslautern High School) • Marketing – Daniel Aldana and Nicolas Schell (Kaiserslautern High School) For more information about the 2021 SkillsUSA Regional Championships and to see the full list of contest finalists, please visit the AFCEA Chapter 158 website - https://kaiserslautern. afceachapters.org/SkillsUSA.

Aiden Gravett, KHS Senior and 3rd Place Winner (Engineering Contest), attaches a print head to his 3D Bioprinter prototype.

Karina Lawrence and Elijah Siren, both sophomores at KHS, add additional brackets to their 3D Bioprinter prototype.

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT:

Area Programs & Volunteer Coordinator Kleber Kaserne, Kaiserslautern, Germany

Description/Job Summary: To assist with the development and delivery of high-quality cost-efficient programs and events for multiple USO Centers and for supporting tasks related to administration, direction and recognition of a volunteer workforce.

Responsibilities/Duties

• Develop, plan, and execute outreach programs and events. Solicit and develop a network of resources capable of and willing to support and/or sponsor USO events and activities. Acquire and/or purchase program and event supplies. • Serve as knowledgeable resource related to programs, events, activities and services, ensuring that programs, events and activities are scheduled and executed within established budget constraints. • Coordinate day-to-day volunteer operations for locations within the area. Recruit and schedule, train, credential, coordinate and communicate logistics and other requirements related to regular operations as well as special events and programs. • Serve as main point of contact with regard to collection, maintenance and organization of volunteer service records, including contact information, hours worked and formal/ informal volunteer recognition. Provide training and guidance

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Job Specifications

• Demonstrated ability to exercise sound judgment related to controversial and/or culturally sensitive subjects. Ability to handle confidential information with tact and poise. • Must be punctual, organized and self-motivated, with the ability to quickly and easily adapt to changing organizational needs. • Ability to achieve desired results while working collaboratively in a team environment. • Ability to perform basic math and follow proper cash/donation handling and reporting procedures. • Must be able to work weekends, late evenings, and on holidays to support programs and special events. • Ability to obtain and maintain proper credentials necessary to access USO Center locations and facilities including but not limited to security, credit and/or background screening, SOFA status, valid driver’s license. • Must be able to lift, hold, and carry loads weighing up to 50 lbs up a flight of stairs

Details

• This USO SOFA status position, in Germany, is available to U.S. Citizens only that are not normal residents of Germany or are NATO family members who have immigration visa and SSN, and meet specific conditions.

• High School Diploma or equivalent. Bachelor’s Degree preferred. • 2-4 years work experience in an administrative and/or event management or marketing support role. Relevant experience in a not-for-profit, military, multicultural and/or global organization preferred. • General knowledge of safe food handling and storage practices. • Ability to design & format promotional materials (i.e. brochures, flyers, posters, etc.). Working knowledge of print/production process preferred. • Strong interpersonal and customer service skills. Ability to interact with USO Leadership, the general public and military audiences at a variety of levels with integrity and professionalism. • Proficiency using computers and electronics equipment. General knowledge of various software, applications, and programs including but not limited to Microsoft Office Suite and social media platforms. Familiarity with Digital Cheetah preferred. • This position is located on Kleber Kaserne in Kaiserslautern, Germany. Preference will be given to local candidates within commuting distance to the location. Resume and cover letter are required for full consideration.

Todd Weingeroff, AFCEA Europe, emcees the 4th Annual Virtual SkillsUSA Regional European Event.

to volunteers, peers and management related to volunteer management system capabilities and their proper use. Assist with program and operations communications and awareness. Write and prepare announcements and program descriptions, including but not limited to flyers, brochures, posters, and presentations for publication and distribution across multiple internal and external communication channels. Compile stories and photos during and after programs, events and activities for inclusion on social media sites and use by the USO Communications team. Plan, schedule and facilitate after-action reviews of all large outreach programs and events. Compile lessons learned and integrate into established standard operating procedures. Prepare, review and complete budget, expense and stewardship reports. Perform clerical/administrative duties as needed and other duties as assigned. Must be very flexible and able to provide support in different locations under differing conditions.

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Please apply online at and click on VIEW JOB OPENINGS. USO is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.


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April 23, 2021

COMMUNITY EVENTS Photo by Andrey_Popov/Shutterstock.com

»»Due to host nation regulations to prevent the spread of COVID-19, some community events may be cancelled or postponed. Please verify the status before making plans to attend a community event. »» Escape from Lockdown Bazaar: The bazaar is back with vendors from across Europe! If you miss shopping for all the great items that Europe has to offer, or just need to get out of the house, we have the solution! Shop the Escape from Lockdown Bazaar, May 14-16, and take advantage of this safe and convenient tax-free shopping experience for eligible patrons. Conveniently located at the Pulaski Motor Pool, Bldg. 2902 (right above the Pulaski Park), 2 large outdoor tents and 3 buildings filled with great items await you and your family! There will be a multitude of vendors offering everything from pottery, antiques, wine, cheese, jewelry, and so much more. Health and safety mitigations will be in place and enforced. All prices are in U.S. Dollars, with Euros, debit and credit cards accepted. Open to U.S. I.D. cardholders only. Strollers are welcome inside the two large tents, and stroller parking will be available while you shop inside the three buildings. Hours of shopping are as follows: May 14-15 (Fri and Sat), 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and May 16 (Sun), 10 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information, visit Kaiserslautern.armymwr.com or contact 541-9106, 0611-143-5419106. »» Mother’s Day Special at Sembach Community Activity Center: On May 9, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., treat the special mom(s) in your life to an elegant meal offered by the Sembach Community Activity Center, Bldg. 220 (SCAC). Enjoy some mid-morning, early afternoon favorites, with a wide selection of brunch-style favorites. Order your favorite selections to-go from these various menu choices offered: pot roast, grilled lemon chicken, sautéed shrimp and pasta, made-to-order eggs, omelets, sausage and cheese breakfast casserole, pancakes, bacon, variety of sausages, roasted potatoes, fresh steamed green beans, fresh asparagus and feta pasta salad, cheesecake with strawberry topping, blueberry coffee cake, coffee and tea. The short order grill is open to breakfast options only. RSVP by May 3 via the Sembach Community Activity Center Facebook page or by calling: 541-9111 or 0611-143-5419111. »» Mother’s Day Lunch to go at the Rheinlander: Treat the special

mom(s) in your life with an elegant Mother’s Day lunch that doesn’t require any clean-up! This Mother’s Day, May 9 from 11 a.m.3 p.m. satisfy your taste buds with a delicious meal to go featuring: Wild garlic cream soup, homemade bread rolls, chicken breast fillet with a curry fruit sauce, basmati rice, house salad with yogurt dressing and to top it all off, a fruit quark for dessert! Servings include single ($25), four ($95) or six ($140) people. Preorder is required by May 8 on Webtrac. For more information, contact Rheinlander Convention Center, Smith Bks., Bldg. 8085, 5312888, 0611-143-531-2888. »» Mother’s Day Lunch to go at Armstrong’s Club: Treat the special mom(s) in your life with an elegant Mother’s Day lunch that doesn’t require any clean-up! This Mother’s Day, May 9 from 11 a.m.3 p.m. satisfy your taste-buds with a delicious meal to-go featuring starters of smoked salmon with dill mustard sauce and horseradish, antipasta vegetables, ham and melon. Entrees include chicken breast fillet with mushroom crème sauce and rosemary potatoes with honey glazed carrots, two beef rouladen in red wine sauce with broccoli atop of hollandaise sauce and tagliatelle noodles. Top it all off with dessert featuring succulent semolina pudding with wild berry sauce and two brownie cakes! Servings include portions for two ($40) or six ($100) people. For more information, contact Armstrong’s Club, Vogelweh Housing, Bldg. 1036, 541-9114, 0611-143-541-9114/9115. »» Aquatic Center now open for active duty only! The Baumholder Aquatic Center is now open (for active duty members only). Their new hours of operation are: Tuesday/Thursday from 6:30-8:30 a.m. (Unit PT and lap swim) and 2:30-7 p.m. (Recreational swim and lap swim). Wednesday 6:30 a.m.-1 p.m. (Unit PT/Trainings and lap swim). Friday 11 a.m.-7 p.m. (Recreation swim and lap swim). Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Recreation swim and lap swim). Health and safety mitigation will be in place including a maximum capacity of 25 patrons (15 in the water and 10 on the pool deck). For more information, contact the Aquatic Center, Wetzel Kaserne, Bldg. 8897, 531-2901, 0611-143-531-2901/2904. »» Fitness centers now have extended hours: Active duty members can now take advantage of the extended hours of operation at the Sembach, Kleber, Rhine Ordnance Barracks, Landstuhl, Hall of Champions and

Mountaineer Fitness Centers with their doors now being open Mon-Fri: 5:30 a.m.-8 p.m., Sat and Sun: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and federal and training holidays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Please go to Kaiserslautern.armymwr.com or Baumholder.armymwr.com for more details. »» Spring Vehicle Safety Day: Head over to the Pulaski Automotive Skills Center, May 14 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. where they are offering a FREE automotive inspection for their Spring Vehicle Safety Day! Pull up for a bumper-to-bumper vehicle checkup by a professional mechanic with no cost to you. This service is open to Soldiers, family members, and civilians with a Military ID card and a USAREUR registered vehicle. For more information, contact Pulaski Automotive Skills Center, Pulaski Bks., Bldg. 2859, 493-4167, 06313406-4167. »» Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month: Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, observed each April, is a campaign that aims to increase awareness about the causes and risk factors for sexual assault and empowers individuals to take steps to prevent it in their communities. Army Community Service and the SHARP Program are teaming up with the USAG-RP Libraries to raise awareness about sexual violence. This month, each library will have a special collection of books on display that addresses rape culture, management of trauma, prevention and intervention within various demographics. Let’s all get on the same page! For more information contact the SHARP Program, Landstuhl Bldg. 3820, 5419029, 0611-143-541-9029. »» Painting with Emilee: Each month you can create a new masterpiece and pick up some handy tips along the way when you paint your own artwork with Emilee, all from the comfort of your home! Each month will offer a fresh new design that ties in with that month. Cost will vary and covers the cost of the supplies and materials as well as the link to the online class. For more information and registration, contact the Arts and Crafts Center, Smith Bks., Bldg. 8104, 531-2895, 0611-1433-531-2895. »» Arts and Crafts reopening: If you’re feeling crafty, head over and grab some art supplies from Arts and Crafts Too as they are now open! Next time you pick up your mail or have a VAT appointment, stop in and see what they are offering! Arts and Crafts Too is open Mon-Fri 11 a.m.-5 p.m., closed Sat, Sun, training and federal holidays. For more

information contact Arts and Crafts Too, Smith Bks., Bldg. 8661, 5312849, 0611-143-531-2849 »» UTAP Services Available: Service with the Kleber and Baumholder UTAP offices is now available MonFri. Please note, no more than three customers are allowed in the Baumholder office at a time and only one at a time at the Kleber Location. UTAP in-briefs require an appointment and are limited to five customers. For more information, contact the Baumholder UTAP Office, Smith Bks., Bldg. 8661, 531-2896, 0611-143-531-2896 or the Kleber UTAP Office, Kleber Kaserne Bldg. 3245, 541-9086 / 9091, 0611-143541-9086 / 9091. »» USAG Rheinland Pfalz Automotive Skills Centers by appointment only: Take advantage of the Automotive Skills Centers in your area. Car Wash operation is also open and staff will be disinfecting wands and vacuum cleaners several times a day for your safety. Automotive Skills Centers are open with each bay limited to one customer at a time. Current hours of operation are: Baumholder, Tue-Sat from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Landstuhl, Mon-Sat from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Pulaski, Mon-Sun from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information or to make an appointment, contact Landstuhl Automotive Skills Center, Wilson Bks., Bldg. 3800, 06371-493-1628, Pulaski Automotive Skills Center, Pulaski Bks., Bldg. 2859, 0631-350-2323 or Baumholder Automotive Skills Center, Smith Bks., Bldg. 8438, 5312949, 0611-143-531-2949. »» Pulaski Automotive Skills Center Speedy Lube now open on Saturdays by appointment only: Does it feel like you don’t have enough time in the week to get all your to-dos done? Now open Saturdays, the Speedy Lube on Pulaski is making it even easier to get your vehicle’s services done! Perfect for the changing seasons, get your oil and tires changed. For more information, contact Pulaski Automotive Skills Center, Pulaski Bks., Bldg. 2859, 493-4167, 06313406-4167. »» Baumholder SKIESUnlimited registration open: Extracurricular activities for youth can not only boost academic performance, but also improve social skills, time management, and confidence. Baumholder SKIESUnlimited offers a wide range of programs for children ranging in age from 2 years old to 18. Get your child active with soccer clinics and camps, Kuk Sool Won, piano and drum lessons, gymnastics or swim lessons by contacting

Baumholder Parent Central Service, Wetzel Kaserne, Bldg. 8876, 5313440, 0611-143-531-5440. »» Baumholder Spring sports registration now open: Don’t miss the opportunity to get your child outside and active with Spring sports. The 2021 season offers skills camps for soccer (ages 5-14), archery (ages 9-15), golf (ages 5-15), cross country (ages 8-15), and baseball (ages 5-8). Register by appointment only, by phone or Webtrac. Cost is $45 per sport. For more information, contact Baumholder Youth Services, Wetzel Kaserne, Bldg. 8846, 531-3440, 0611-143-531-3440. »» Shooting range now open: Take advantage of Baumholder Outdoor Recreation’s hidden gem, the Shooting and Archery Range ThuMon 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (closed Tue and Wed). For more information, contact Baumholder Outdoor Recreation, Smith Bks., Bldg. 8167, 531-2841, 0611-143-531-2841. »» SKIES virtual classes now available: Are you and your youth missing the enrichment and routine of extracurricular activities? SKIESUnlimited offers virtual classes by request all from the safety and comfort of your own home. Contact SKIESUnlimited at 486-5412/ 8991, or 49 06371-86-5412/ 8991. »» Virtual beer tasting: Don’t let being homebound get you down! Register today to discover Rheinland-Pfalz’s largest joint brewery, Parkbräu and Bellheimer, with Kaiserslautern Outdoor Recreation’s Virtual Beer Tasting being hosted Apr. 24 at 7 p.m. Introduce yourself to the flavors of the Pfalz with up to 12 different local styles with snacks while learning the unique details, history and tradition of one of our hometown breweries. Register before registration closes on Apr. 16. For more information and to register, contact Kaiserslautern Outdoor Recreation, Pulaski Bks., Bldg. 2905, 493-4117, 0631-34064117. »» USAG Rheinland-Pfalz Library now open to the public: All programming and activities will remain virtual but the Kleber, Landstuhl and Baumholder Libraries are now open to the public. Patrons are required to wear facemasks, sign in and sanitize their hands upon entry. Capacity is limited due to COVID mitigation policies. Computer usage will also be allowed. Patrons are also still able to place their request online for curbside pickup as well. For more information, go to Kaiserslautern.armymwr.com or Baumholder.armymwr.com


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CINEMA & HOME CINEMA HIGHLIGHTS

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Some of the latest movies and all-time classics available to rent or stream! Check your streaming service for availability. MOVIE | Adventure, Drama

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MOVIE | Comedy, Drama

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Stand By Me (1986)

Dead Poets Society (1989)

Gordie, Chris, Teddy and Vern are four friends who decide to hike to find the corpse of Ray Brower, a local teenager, who was hit by a train while plucking blueberries in the wild. Cast: Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman Director: Rob Reiner

A new English teacher, John Keating, is introduced to an all-boys preparatory school that is known for its ancient traditions and high standards. With Keating’s help, his students learn to break out of their shells, pursue their dreams and seize the day. Cast: Robin Williams, Ethan Hawke Director: Peter Weir

MOVIE | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

MOVIE | Action, Adventure, Family

Poster by Walt Disney Pictures

MOVIE | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Poster by Walt Disney Pictures

Poster by Sony Pictures

Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019)

MOVIE | Action, Comedy, Drama

MOVIE | Comedy, Drama

Poster by Netflix

Poster by A24

We Can Be Heroes (2020)

The Farewell (2019)

Peter Parker, the beloved superhero SpiderMan, faces four destructive elemental monsters while on holiday in Europe. Soon, he receives help from Mysterio, a fellow hero with mysterious origins. Cast: Tom Holland, Samuel L. Jackson Director: Jon Watts

We Can Be Heroes is a follow-up to “The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl.” When alien invaders kidnap Earth’s superheroes, their children must team up and learn to work together if they want to save their parents and the world. Cast: YaYa Gosselin, Pedro Pascal Director: Robert Rodriguez

Billi’s family returns to China under the guise of a fake wedding to stealthily say goodbye to their beloved matriarch -- the only person that doesn’t know she only has a few weeks to live. Cast: Shuzhen Zhao, Awkwafina, X Mayo, Hong Lu, Hong Lin Director: Lulu Wang

MOVIE | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

MOVIE | Action, Adventure, Comedy

MOVIE | Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

Poster by Walt Disney Studios

Poster by Sony Pictures

Frozen II (2019)

Race to Witch Mountain (2009)

The BFG (2016)

No matter how happy Queen Elsa is to be surrounded by the people of Arendelle, she finds herself strangely unsettled. After hearing a mysterious voice call out to her, Elsa travels to the enchanted forests and dark seas beyond her kingdom. Cast: Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Josh Gad Directors: Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee

Jack, a taxi driver, finds himself helping two aliens who appear to look like human children and who claim that they are trying to save Earth and themselves from Siphon, a dangerous killer from outer space. Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Carla Gugino Director: Andy Fickman

A young girl, Sophie, befriends a giant, who is an outcast because, unlike others of his kind, he refuses to hurt humans. However, things change after the other giants decide to hunt down Sophie. Cast: Mark Rylance, Ruby Barnhill, Penelope Wilton Director: Steven Spielberg

Zathura: A Space Adventure (2005) Walter and Danny, are left in the care of their sister, Lisa, and told they must stay inside. They begin playing Zathura, a board game, which they realize has mystical powers when their house is shot into space. Cast: Josh Hutcherson, Jonah Bobo Director: Jon Favreau

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Spontaneous (2020) Mara and Dylan struggle to survive in a world where each moment may be their last. As an unexpected romance blossoms between them, they soon discover that when tomorrow is no longer promised, they can finally start living for today. Cast: Katherine Langford, Charlie Plummer Director: Brian Duffield

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