German state minister visits Army garrison in Baumholder, Page 8
Thracian Summer 2020; back in business, Pages 12-13
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Brig. Gen. Jolly talks diversity with Airmen, Page 14
Picky eating. When to worry, Page 18
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US donates COVID-19 protective gear to South African health services by U.S. Africa Command Public Affairs The U.S. government and U.S. Africa Command delivered approximately $340,000 in personal protective equipment to the South African National Department of Health, Aug. 15. The equipment, delivered by a U.S. Air Force C-130, is bound for Gauteng, Western Cape, Eastern Cape, and KwaZulu Natal, where it will benefit front-line health workers. AFRICOM purchased the supplies, which include N-95 masks, gloves, gowns and sanitizer, using Overseas Humanitarian, Disaster, and Civic Aid Appropriation funds after the South African government made a formal request for assistance to the U.S. Embassy. The command is also supporting the set-up of handwashing stations in Gauteng, Eastern Cape, and KwaZulu Natal, contributing $225,000 to this initiative. This brings the total value of U.S. support toward South Africa’s COVID-19 response to more than $46 million. “U.S. Africa Command is focused on mission and the fight against COVID-19. We’ve been working in close coordiSee SOUTH AFRICA SUPPLY, Page 2
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Brian Clark, 37th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, directs a cargo loader at Ramstein Air Base, Aug. 13. Ramstein Airmen transported COVID-19 personal protection equipment purchased by U.S. Africa Command to South Africa. The supplies included N-95 masks, gloves, gowns and sanitizer. Photos by Staff Sgt. Jourdan Barrons
Continuing the conversation: EO leads the way with diversity classes Story and photos by Airman 1st Class Taylor D. Slater 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs Now more than ever discussions about race and diversity are important. The U.S. Air Force is not excluded from the current climate, as senior leaders such as former Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright and former Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. David L. Goldfein led the charge in encouraging racial sensitivity. “While we can’t change the world, we can change the communities we live in and more
importantly, those where our Airmen strive to be seen, heard and treated as human beings,” Wright wrote in a June 1 essay following the death of George Floyd, a Minnesota man who passed away May 25 during an arrest by Minneapolis police. Inevitably, the conversation trickled down to Ramstein Air Base as well. The death of George Floyd sparked questions about how to move forward and help the community. When those questions are asked, the 86th Airlift Wing Equal Opportunity office is there See EQUAL OPPORTUNITY, Page 3
Heather Bradley, 86th Airlift Wing Equal Opportunity Director, teaches a class at the Lindberg Hof Dining Facility on Kapaun Air Station, Aug. 12. The mission of the 86th AW EO is to enable combat airlift capabilities and total team excellence through exceptional equal opportunity service, unrivaled leadership support, and promotion of a positive human relations environment.
Page 2 SOUTH AFRICA SUPPLY from Page 1 nation with the Department of State and United States Agency for International Development to provide assistance where we can to the international COVID19 response,” Lt. Gen. Kirk Smith, deputy commander, U.S. Africa Command. “The contributions of critical personal protective equipment and supplies help South Africa and reflect our commitment to partnership in Africa,” he said. The U.S. has had a longstanding relationship with South Africa. This relationship includes a commitment to improving security and military cooperation to advance peace and security in the region. On the occasion of the C-130’s arrival, U.S. Ambassador
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to South Africa Lana Marks said, “We are so proud of our growing partnership with South Africa’s National Defense Forces and our cooperation to ensure peace in the region. This delivery of lifesaving equipment, critically needed here in South Africa, shows how we can leverage the infrastructure of our strong defense cooperation to further bolster the U.S. support to South Africa’s ongoing COVID-19 response.” Earlier this summer, AFRICOM Foreign Humanitarian Assistance funds provided 11,064 face shields earmarked for the South African Military Health Service and two additional projects provided surgical face masks and protective face shields to assist the South African Government.
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Brian Clark, 37th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, guides COVID-19 personal protection equipment onto a C-130J Super Hercules at Ramstein Air Base, Aug. 13. The medical supplies were taken to South Africa to assist with COVID-19 relief efforts. U.S. Africa Command sourced the $300k worth of personal protection equipment.
U.S. Air Force Tech Sgt. Dustin Franks, 37th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, reviews paperwork on the back of a C-130J Super Hercules aircraft at Ramstein Air Base, Aug. 13. The aircraft transported personal protection equipment that will benefit the South African public health sector in response to COVID-19. The U.S. remains committed to its long-standing relationship with South Africa through humanitarian relief efforts to advance peace and security in the region.
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Heather Bradley, 86th Airlift Wing Equal Opportunity director, teaches a class at the Lindberg Hof Dining Facility on Kapaun Air Station, Aug. 12.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY from Page 1 to answer them. The mission of the EO office is to enable combat airlift capabilities and total team excellence through exceptional equal opportunity service, unrivaled leadership support, and promotion of a positive human relations environment. That mission has become more important than ever in recent months. On May 26, the day after Floyd’s death, the phones in the EO office rang nonstop, recalled Senior Master Sgt. Carlos Cervantes, 86th AW EO deputy director. Rank didn’t matter here. Calls from junior enlisted Airmen to first sergeants to higher officers were received constantly. ”We were seeing more individuals coming forward, not necessarily to file a complaint but wanting to do something and make more effective change,” Cervantes said. Soon after, the small EO agency of seven personnel came together to have a discussion on how to proceed. ”We knew as a small team, we’re not going to be able to reach every Airman on base,” Cervantes said. “Our plan was to get behind leadership rather quickly and provide them the resources so that they (could) engage with our Airmen.” The solution came in the form of two classes, the first of which was called “The Power of Facilitation: Talking about Race.” The course provided leaders with the right tools for creating a safe environment for their unit to have discussions about race. ”We realized that most individuals would probably go into this conversation very hastily,” Cervantes said. “And without the experience of facilitation, it can be a quick conversation. But it’s not about that. It’s about empathetic listening.” The course was established in early June, and has been highly successful so far, with over 150 key leaders participating in the training course. Their next course is called, “Unconscious Bias: Understanding
Bias to Unleash Potential.” This is a class from an outside training agency that aims to teach others about biases they may not be aware of, and how to counter those biases to become better decision makers. ”Everybody forgets a good briefing, but everyone remembers an experience,” Cervantes said. “That’s what we hope to bring up with unconscious bias.” The class is currently being tested, and will first be taught to senior leaders and high-risk units, Cervantes said. The EO office is hoping to bring the class to the general public in late August. However, in the long run, learning racial sensitivity is up to individuals. The key for people to real-
U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Brandon Drawns, 786th Force Support Squadron noncommissioned officer in charge of fitness assessments, speaks with Heather Bradley, 86th Airlift Wing Equal Opportunity director, during a class at the Lindberg Hof Dining Facility on Kapaun Air Station, Aug. 12. As discussions about race continue, EO has designed a course from an outside training agency titled “Unconscious Bias: Understanding Bias to Unleash Potential,” to bring awareness to biases people may have without realizing it and how to properly deal with them.
ize when it comes to being more inclusive is that we all have biases, Cervantes said. ”This is not just an Airman (issue),” Cervantes said. “This transcends race, gender and rank. This is a human element. We have a natural tendency to quickly make snap judgements. So the very first step is identifying that.” Once people come to that realization, the next step is for people to listen to others, a term Cervantes referred to as “empathetic listening,” or listening with no agenda involved. Talking to people around you, understanding who they are and where they come from could be
helpful in keeping biases at bay. “A lot of those biases we have are based in our socialization,” Cervantes said. “We are all socialized differently. No Airman is going to be like you. It’s quick to make judgements and act on those judgements, but in order to make the best decisions, use empathetic listening to try to better understand the situation.” While the work of the EO office has always been important, Cervantes said he noticed people have been more appreciative of their work in recent months. “Part of our mission statement talks about providing unrivaled leadership support,” Cervantes said. “So
to see the responses we’re getting and the interest really makes us feel valued. It’s a pleasure for us to work in this capacity.” The work never stops for the Ramstein Equal Opportunity office, and while it does put a strain on the small unit, the team is more than ready for the task. ”It’s an understatement to say that we are busy,” Cervantes said. “But the more we can respond to this on the prevention side, the more we can mitigate (problems) down the road. This is where we find our (purpose).”
AUGUST 12 12:42 a.m.: Major traffic collision in Sembach. 1:49 p.m.: Major traffic collision in Landstuhl. AUGUST 13 4:50 p.m.: Major traffic collision in Schweich. 9:03 p.m.: Driving under the influence in Ramstein-Miesenbach. 11:32 p.m.: Assault in Miesau. AUGUST 14 3:11 a.m.: Operating USAREUR plated vehicle on canceled registration on Pulaski Barracks. 6:40 a.m.: Larceny of private property in Kindsbach. 10:09 a.m.: Major traffic collision in Langwieden. 10:58 a.m.: Larceny of private property in Niedermohr.
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8:06 p.m.: Major traffic collision in Bruchmühlbach-Miesau. AUGUST 15 5:04 a.m.: Assault in Kaiserslautern. 1:45 p.m.: Larceny of private property in Niedermohr. 5:54 p.m.: Major traffic collision in Kaiserslautern. 6:51 p.m.: Fleeing the scene of traffic collision in Kaiserslautern. 8:03 p.m.: Major traffic collision on BAB-6 direction Saarbrücken. AUGUST 16 1:10 a.m.: Driving under the influence in Kaiserslautern. 3:15 a.m.: Driving under the influence in Ramstein-Miesenbach. 6:11 a.m.: Driving under the influence, major traffic collision and fleeing the scene of a traffic collision in Kaiserslautern. 6:55 a.m.: Driving under the influence in Ramstein-Miesenbach. 9:44 p.m.: Driving under the influence of an illegal substance in Landstuhl. 11:23 p.m.: Driving USAREUR vehicle with expired registration in Kaiserslautern.
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.
THE HOUSING HYPE Top 10 home care tips for housing residents As COVID-19 restrictions change, the KMC Housing Office is dedicated to providing you with friendly reminders to help with your home responsibilities. Remember, the key is not to wait until there is an issue to do something— observation/preventive measures will go a long way when it comes to eliminating minor issues that could turn into larger ones. These tips should assist you with caring for your home; whether you are on or off-base. On-base 1. Remember not to hang anything from your home ceilings. 2. Please consider using the Self-Help Stores at Ramstein or Vogelweh to ensure/maintain the quality and safety of your home. 3. If you have any issues within your residence that is beyond self-help, please call Family Housing Maintenance at 06371-4639510. As residents, you are responsible for the cleanliness and everyday maintenance of your home to include changing light bulbs, replacing sink stoppers or shower hoses, cleaning stove burners and basic pest control. 4. Remember to trim your trees and bushes to a height of 4-6ft. Keep your lawns mowed and presentable. If you see something, say something. Help
make our community better. Bonus on- & off-base Ventilate your house for a minimum of 30 minutes daily. Ventilating your home by opening windows helps fight household mold. Cross ventilation is necessary, so interior doors must be opened along with windows on opposing sides. Off-base Are you experiencing home maintenance challenges? You should immediately talk with your landlord or call the KMC Housing Referral Office. Contact DSN 489-6643/ Commercial 0631-536-6643. We recommend that you perform monthly inspections of your home for routine maintenance issues. If any maintenance conditions do exist, immediately bring them to the attention of your landlord for repair/ resolution. Respect the off-base housing rules. Remember, German laws take precedence over U.S. laws while living in Germany. If you have ceiling fans in your home, you should change the rotation of your ceiling fans twice a year to increase energy efficiency, putting less strain on your heating and cooling systems. In the summer, set the
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COVID-19 updates for KMC Looking for updated information regarding coronavirus and changes to base facilities? Visit www.ramstein.af.mil/COVID-19/ Bulk trash in KMC housing Due to the PCS season, and upcoming school year, the Housing team will place bulk trash bins in the Ramstein and Volgelweh housing areas to help people who need to dispose of large items. There will be five bins located around the housing areas from Aug. 20-26. Acceptable and unacceptable bulk items are as follows: • ACCEPTABLE: Sofas, chairs, tables, bookcases, desks, patio furniture, exercise equipment, mattresses, and yard waste. • UNACCEPTABLE: Oil, oil-based paint, paint thinner, antifreeze, batteries, prescription drugs, auto parts (any hazardous waste). Posting pictures on Social Media This is a reminder that, in accordance with German Law; Kunsturhebergesetz §22 (law on copyright in works of fine arts and photography §22), “images may only be distributed or publicly displayed with the consent of the person depicted.” This means that it is illegal to post someone’s picture on the internet, i.e. social platforms without their consent. Please be mindful that the improper use of cameras without consent can lead to fines or other legal measures from the German government. GACO helps U.S. customers in Germany Even during COVID-19, the German-American Community Office in Kaiserslautern (located in Rathaus Nord) is still available to assist American customers with host nation-related topics. GACO staff is able to help with German documents and authorities, host nation policies and regulations, questions about disposing trash off base, drivers’ licenses for U.S. civilians, retirement in Germany, marriage between Americans and foreign nationals, leisure and sports activities, and a lot more. GACO is a resource to help U.S. personnel have an easier and smoother stay in Germany. As soon as USO is authorized to offer newcomers’ orientation tours in Kaiserslautern again, they will make weekly stops at the
fans to rotate counter-clockwise. This method of blade rotation will pull the warm air to the ceiling instead of in your direction. If you need more information, or have questions/concerns about maintenance in your home, please contact the 86th CES Housing Flight listed below: Housing Assistance Office: DSN 489-6671/Commercial 0631-536-6671 Housing Referral Office: DSN 489-6643/Commercial 0631-536-6643 Housing Facility Office: DSN 489-7108/Commercial 0631-536-7108 Vectrus Housing Maintenance: Commercial 06371-4639510
GACO. The main entrance of Rathaus Nord is currently closed to the public, but you can make an appointment if you need to discuss your matter in person. For your appointment you will need to use the entrance at Benzinoring 1 where you will be picked up. For more information, visit www.gaco-kl.de; call 0631-363-3010 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and between 2 and 6 p.m. Thursdays; or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Ramstein Aquatic Center update The filtration system on Ramstein’s lap pool failed in May and is currently being contracted for repair. Officials anticipate opening the lap pool in August with the recreation pool opening in the fall. Once repairs are completed, the opening date will be advertised along with COVID-19 guidelines. The Ramstein Aquatic Center will be issuing full refunds for swim lessons, lane reservations, and lifeguarding courses cancelled due to COVID-19. Monthly swim passes expiring after the closure date will be refunded at prorated rates. Annual swim passes will be extended for the length of time the facility was closed due to COVID-19. Those with annual passes PCS-ing before their extended expiration date can email a refund request to the Ramstein Aquatic Center 86FSS.FSCS.AquaticCenter@us.af.mil. Ramstein Pharmacy Tent Ramstein’s pharmacy is closing the lobby to patient access and dispensing medications through the exterior pharmacy lobby windows (walk-up pharmacy). This enables patients to maintain proper physical distancing. Medication refills can be processed through TRICARE Online or through the automated refill line (06371865601), and will be ready for pick-up the next duty day after 1 p.m. Pharmacy hours of operation are Mon-Fri 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Attention all retirees and surviving spouses The 86th AW Retiree Activities Office is closed until further notice. For urgent situations (until we re-open our doors) that would normally be addressed to the RAO, you can email jim. email@example.com.
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Email your questions/concerns to us at KMCHousing@us.af.mil You can also follow us on Facebook at https:// www.facebook.com/KMCHousingOffice/ Happy summer!
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AUGUST 11 4:20 a.m.: Major traffic collision in Kaiserslautern. 6:39 p.m.: Fleeing the scene of a traffic collision in Kaiserslautern.
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Air Force announces second set of new scholarships for HBCU students by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs
The Department of the Air Force announced this week it has extended more than 100 scholarship offers to new students attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities in the fall of 2020, as part of its efforts to increase diversity in its officer ranks. The Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps coordinated with leadership within Junior ROTC and its aviation program, the AFJROTC Flight Academy, to find rising college freshmen who had demonstrated leadership ability, aviation competencies, a propensity to serve in the U.S. military and an interest in attending an HBCU. “Air Force senior leadership wants to drive opportunities for both our Department, in how we embrace a more inclusive culture, and for our ROTC students to rise to an academic challenge,” said Brig. Gen. Leslie A. Maher, commander of the Jeanne M. Holm Center for Officer Accessions and Citizen Development. “Thus, in coordination with the Diversity & Inclusion Task Force, the lead-
Senior Airman Kristapher Guillen, 436th Operations Support Squadron Radar Approach Control air traffic controller, answers questions from Air Force Junior ROTC cadets during a tour of the RAPCON facility and control tower July 23, 2019, at Dover Air Force Base, Del. Cadets who attended the AFJROTC Summer Flight Academy at Delaware State University spent half the day touring aviationrelated facilities and aircraft. Photo by Roland Balik
ership requested something new and bold from ROTC in order to pursue increasing the diversity of accessions through the ROTC program.” As part of this program, stu-
dents who remain in good standing with ROTC at HBCUs will receive four-year, Type 1 scholarships that cover full tuition and fees, and provide an annual book stipend. Students offered
the scholarships come from a full spectrum of racial, ethnic and gender categories, as required by law. However Air Force leadership have highlighted the benefits of targeting particular institutions.
“Although HBCUs make up a small percentage of our nation’s colleges and universities, they have historically graduated a large percentage of Black/ African-Americans with STEM degrees,” said Col. Christopher Bennett, Air Force ROTC commander. “Additionally, because the student bodies of HBCUs tend to have a higher percentage of racial and ethnic diversity, students at those schools have more opportunities to learn from the valuable insights of their peers that should help them be better leaders to all the diverse Airmen they will be responsible to lead.” Some of the students chosen to receive these scholarships had been vetted through the competitive Flight Academy selection process, and had been assessed by program commanders to have demonstrated leadership traits the Air Force is looking for in its officer corps. All the scholarship students will meet the standards of ROTC scholarship recipients to keep the scholarship through their school tenure and commission upon graduation. To learn more about the AFROTC program to include scholarships, visit https://www.afrotc.com.
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U.S. Air Force Col. Matt S. Husemann, 86th Airlift Wing vice commander, recognizes Staff Sgt. Sarah Walser, 786th Civil Engineer Squadron emergency management training noncommissioned officer in charge, as Airlifter of the Week at Ramstein Air Base, Aug. 6. Walser was recognized for her innovation and resourcefulness in the coordination of emergency management training for 4,500 Airmen annually.
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A 786th Civil Engineer Squadron Airman was awarded Airlifter of the Week for her innovation and resourcefulness in the execution of training at Ramstein Air Base, Aug. 6. Staff Sgt. Sarah Walser, 786th CES emergency management training noncommissioned officer in charge, coordinates all emergency management training, including the chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear defense course, for Airmen assigned to the 86th Airlift Wing, 435th Air Ground Operations Wing and 521st Air Mobility Operations Wing. “Staff Sgt. Sarah Walser has been a vital member to the 86th AW’s readiness focus, ensuring worldwide combat readiness for 4,500 Airmen annually,” said Master Sgt. Nick Barnum, 786th CES emergency management section chief.
Working daily with 160 unit schedulers, Walser provides customer support to secure training for the 86th AW’s combat and disaster response force Airmen. “Staff Sgt. Walser has displayed a sustained attitude for resourcefulness and innovation by working with multiple agencies to meet a wide array of training initiatives, going well beyond normal proficiency training standards,” Barnum said. In her latest innovative effort, Walser reached out to the 86th Security Forces Squadron K-9 unit to initiate more frequent interagency training that focuses on CBRN defense exercises. “We want to make sure we’re cohesively operating,” Walser said. “That we’re able to speak the same lingo and protect not only ourselves, but the K-9s that are so important to us and the mission.” Walser, a Thornville, Ohio, native, was also hand-selected to be the flight morale officer for the 23 members in her section.
Chosen for her excellent attitude and devotion, Walser has led several events boosting team unity and resiliency, Barnum said. Outside of work, Walser enjoys traveling, refurbishing old furniture and cooking, a hobby she incorporates into her role in flight morale. “One way of keeping morale up is with a steady supply of baked goods, so I try to bring those in as often as I can,” Walser said. For someone who has demonstrated a strong work ethic by proactively responding to EM training requirements for Team Ramstein and pursuing more frequent and all-encompassing joint defense exercises, Walser humbly directs any praise she receives to her flight. “I’m very grateful that they did recognize me, but it’s not just me, it’s the training section,” Walser said. “That is the entire EM flight, not a singular person. It’s the folks that are deployed right now – the folks that are handling business. We’ve got folks everywhere, and they’re still doing their training to maintain our capabilities here.” It is Airmen like Walser, who demonstrate a high level of dedication to their job and go above and beyond the status quo, that make this the World’s Best Wing.
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Sarah Walser, 786th Civil Engineer Squadron emergency management training noncommissioned officer in charge, demonstrates the placement of M8 paper on a stanchion at a chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear defense training facility at Ramstein Air Base, Aug. 10. Walser was recognized as Airlifter of the Week for her coordination of all emergency management training, including the CBRN defense course, for 86 units across Ramstein and its geographically separated units.
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Sarah Walser, 786th Civil Engineer Squadron emergency management training noncommissioned officer in charge, leads a meeting with the 86th Security Forces Squadron K-9 unit at Ramstein Air Base, Aug. 10. Walser was awarded Airlifter of the Week for her innovative efforts to work with multiple agencies to meet a wide array of training initiatives.
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Sarah Walser, 786th Civil Engineer Squadron emergency management training noncommissioned officer in charge, demonstrates the use of a reactive skin decontamination lotion sponge at a chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear defense training facility at Ramstein Air Base, Aug. 10. Leadership from the 86th Airlift Wing named Walser Airlifter of the Week for her work securing training for the wingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s combat and disaster response force Airmen.
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Sarah Walser, 786th Civil Engineer Squadron emergency management training noncommissioned officer in charge, poses for a photo at a chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear defense training facility at Ramstein Air Base, Aug. 10. Walser was awarded Airlifter of the Week for exceeding standards in coordinating and instructing emergency management trainings.
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German state minister visits Army garrison in Baumholder
Rheinland-Pfalz Minister of the Interior Roger Lewentz talks to a group of people gathered for his visit to Baumholder Military Community Aug. 13.
Story and photos by Jason Tudor U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz A meeting with the new garrison commander and an update on what's happening on Baumholder, a critical joint military installation, brought one of Rheinland-Pfalz's most prominent officials for a visit Aug. 13. German State of RheinlandPfalz Minister of the Interior Roger Lewentz visited the Baumholder Military Community, a site belonging to U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz. His two-hour visit to Smith Barracks included a one-on-one meeting with U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz commander Col. Vance J. Klosinski, and a look at select Baumholder facilities. “It is great to be back at Baumholder again,” the minister said as he greeted the garrison commander. Much like the federal interior minister, Lewentz is responsible for “internal security
and the protection of the constitutional order, for civil protection against disasters and terrorism, displaced persons, administrative questions, and sports.” “Our visit with the minister allowed us to showcase what is happening at Baumholder and discuss key issues with one of our most prominent host-nation partners,” Klosinski said. “It is a pleasure to host the minister and his team and show them how the Army continues to be linked so closely with the community, the German military, and our NATO partners.” After a pair of one-onone meetings, Klosinski and Baumholder Deputy Garrison Manager Jim Bradford provided Lewentz a windshield tour of Smith Barracks, updating him on previous discussions and new projects, including the near-completion of a $2 million renovation to the Rheinlander Club. Showcasing a newly remod-
Deputy Housing manager for Baumholder Jim Gillis explains upcoming renovation plans to Rheinland-Pfalz Minister of the Interior Roger Lewentz, Col. Vance J. Klosinski, U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz commander and others during the minister’s visit to Baumholder Military Community Aug. 13.
eled junior officer home was included among the updates. Army housing officials provided a tour of the renovated home as well as an overview of future work. “About $300 million in housing projects are scheduled for the next six to eight years in the Baumholder Military Community,” said the garrison Director of Public Works Gregory A. Williams. The minister also received a tour of the Baumholder USO building and the “Warrior Zone.” The Warrior Zone is a recreational facility managed by MWR and the local “Better Opportunities for Single Servicemembers” chapter. Specialist Christopher Stocum, BOSS president, briefed the minister. He discussed the myriad of ongoing volunteer efforts in the Baumholder community, including a recent blood drive and upcoming activities for more than 400 BOSS members.
Adriana Fink, Baumholder USO center operations manager, stands with RheinlandPfalz Minister of the Interior Roger Lewentz as he presents a coin from his state. The minister toured the USO in Baumholder for about 20 minutes and placed the coin with others presented to the USO.
Stocum also explained to the minister how a 2019 holiday event called Operation Cheer has kept him linked and brought him closer to a local German family. After the tour, the minister
and the commander exchanged mementos and each thanked the other for the visit. “This is a good sign for the future of Baumholder,” Lewentz said.
(Left) Specialist Christopher Stocum, president of the Better Opportunities for Single Servicemembers chapter in Baumholder, briefs Rheinland-Pfalz Minister of the Interior Roger Lewentz during a visit to Baumholder Military Community Aug. 13.
(Above) Col. Vance J. Klosinski (right) talks with Rheinland-Pfalz Minister of the Interior Roger Lewentz during a visit to Baumholder Military Community Aug. 13.
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Ramstein Legal Office NCO sets standard
U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Amber Coronado, 86th Airlift Wing Judge Advocate noncommissioned officer in charge of adverse actions, poses for a photo in the 86th AW courtroom at Ramstein Air Base, Aug. 4. Coronado has been a paralegal since 2013 after cross training from engine maintenance.
Story and photos by Staff Sgt. Kirby Turbak 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Amber Coronado, 86th Airlift Wing Law Office noncommissioned officer in charge of adverse actions, was awarded Airlifter of the Week July 31 for leading a courtmartial during COVID-19. She provided crucial logistical support for a trial that involved multiple witnesses, all while ensuring any health risks were reduced. “She was solely responsible for leading efforts to travel multiple key witnesses safely from the United States and other countries during a global pandemic, which averted costly delays in the case,” said Master Sgt. Christopher Starr, 86th AW Law Office superintendent. Coronado had to coordinate with many different agencies and says its takes a lot of work to get a trial like that ready. Coronado says it’s common for lawyers and paralegals to work 16-hour days, six days a week during the weeks leading up to a trial. Since COVID-19 remains a worldwide concern, those hours were spent both preparing for the trial and ensuring health protocols were in place to keep everyone safe. Several of the witnesses and experts for the trial had to travel from the U.S. Coronado worked with different base agencies as well as German Customs to
allow them to travel to Germany amid COVID-19 restrictions. Coronado put in the work and engineered two remote viewing areas for family, media and spectators; a Ramstein first. Coronado’s work also ensured those in the viewing rooms and court room could practice physical distancing. All her work led to a COVID-19 checklist which was later adopted to standardize all United States Air Forces in Europe cases. Coronado has been in her career field for seven years, after a friend in paralegal convinced her to cross-train from engine maintenance. Since arriving in Germany a year ago, Coronado has been thankful for her coworkers. She knows she couldn’t do all this without their support, she said. “I had a lot of help with this,” Coronado said. “I really appreciate everybody who helped me.” Though the days and weeks leading up to a trial can be long for Coronado and her coworkers, she knows her work is vital. “Tech. Sgt. Coronado is an impressive professional Airman who we are very proud of,” Starr said. When not at work, Coronado, a Payson, Utah native, enjoys running, painting, drawing and traveling. The Airlifter of the Week program recognizes Ramstein Airmen who, through hard work and dedication, make the 86th Airlift Wing the World’s Best Wing.
U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Amber Coronado, 86th Airlift Wing Judge Advocate noncommissioned officer in charge of adverse actions, holds coins presented by the base commander and command chief for being Airlifter of the Week at Ramstein Air Base, Aug. 4. The health steps Coronado put in place during a recent trial have been standardized across United States Air Forces in Europe.
U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Amber Coronado, 86th Airlift Wing Judge Advocate noncommissioned officer in charge of adverse actions, works at her desk at Ramstein Air Base, Aug. 4. Coronado provided crucial logistical support for a large trial, all while ensuring any health risks were reduced.
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Thracian Summer 2020; back in business Photos by Tech. Sgt. Devin Nothstine 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs
Bulgarian air force para jumpers board a C-130J Super Hercules aircraft assigned to the 37th Airlift Squadron during Thracian Summer 2020 at Cheshnegirovo drop zone, Bulgaria, Aug. 11. These bilateral training exercises and deployments are designed to enhance partner interoperability during aerial drop operations in a momentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s notice.
Bulgarian air force para jumpers prepare to board a C-130J Super Hercules aircraft assigned to the 37th Airlift Squadron during Thracian Summer 2020 at Cheshnegirovo drop zone, Bulgaria, Aug. 11. Airmen assigned to the 435th Contingency Response Squadron at Ramstein Air Base, supported airdrop operations and aerial port operations at landing and drop zones during Thracian Fall 2020.
Bulgarian air force para jumpers prepare to board a C-130J Super Hercules aircraft assigned to the 37th Airlift Squadron during Thracian Summer 2020 at Cheshnegirovo drop zone, Bulgaria, Aug. 11. Jumpmasters assigned to the 435th Security Forces Squadron were onboard to ensure the safety of the jumpers while they conducted staticline personnel drops.
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Bulgarian air force para jumpers descend into Cheshnegirovo drop zone after performing a static-line jump from a C-130J Super Hercules aircraft assigned to the 37th Airlift Squadron during Thracian Summer 2020, Aug. 11. The 37th Airlift Squadron provided primary airlift support. 435th Contingency Response Squadron personnel served as jumpmasters, providing safety in the air, and DZ controllers to to help bring the jumpers safely to the ground.
(Left) A Bulgarian air force para jumper stands ready to board a C-130J Super Hercules aircraft for staticline operations during Thracian Summer 2020 at Cheshnegirovo drop zone, Bulgaria, Aug. 11. The 37th Airlift Squadron provided primary airlift support while the 435th Contingency Response Squadron provided personnel to ensure safety in the air and at the drop zone.
(Above) U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. James Burke, 435th Security Forces Squadron contingency response airfield manager, conducts an operation check on phantom lights prior to night drop zone operations during Thracian Summer 2020 at Cheshnegirovo drop zone, Bulgaria, Aug. 11. Phantom lights are used to illuminate the drop zone marker for pilots and jumpers to see the target location during times of darkness.
August 21, 2020
Brig. Gen. Jolly talks diversity with Airmen Story and photos by Senior Airman Milton Hamilton 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs Following the death of a Minnesota man, George Floyd, during a police arrest earlier this year, the United States began to reexamine topics such as diversity, inclusion, racism and unconscious bias throughout the country. The U.S. Air Force also began opening a dialogue on these topics to improve working relationships and individual mindsets between Airmen. The importance of these conversations is something the Air Force continues to emphasize. Brig. Gen. Ronald E. Jolly, Headquarters U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa, engineering and force protection director of logistics, made time to talk about his experiences as a Black man in the Air Force, as well as answer questions from Airmen at the Hercules Theatre Aug. 11. “My brother and I are driving down Interstate 15 in the state of Utah, heading to the airport. I get pulled over,” Jolly said. “I knew I didn’t do anything wrong. I was driving a fairly nice car and had put the car on cruise control to 55 miles-per-hour. The cop got out of the car and would not answer my question as to why he pulled me over. He finally saw my Department of Defense colonel eagle sticker in the windshield and then proceeded to ask me if this was my car. I said yes and told him I was the installation commander of Hill Air Force Base. The cop said ‘Oh, have a nice day, and eventually told me I was driving 55 milesper-hour in a 60 miles-per-hour zone.” Jolly told several stories of negative experiences during his progression through the officer ranks, including the time a fellow Airman told him he couldn’t park in a designated officer parking spot. He also spoke about teaching his three children how to interact with police. “I told my son, whenever he gets pulled over, be respectful, roll all your windows down, have your license and registration ready and keep your hands on the steeringwheel,” Jolly said. “But I also told him to know his rights. The police don’t have blanket authority to do anything they want.” When asked how he dealt with unjust situations throughout his career that were racially motivated, Jolly said it took time for him to find the correct method that was professional but still allowed him to maintain his dignity. “I’ve been in the U.S. Air Force almost 30 years. I’ve grown and matured over the years and have learned how to remove emotion from my decision making and actions,” Jolly said. “It did not happen overnight.” When he became a squadron commander, he really learned how to incorporate that method of thinking. “You can’t lead by emotion,” Jolly said. “That doesn’t work. If I would have done that, I would have failed myself and my Airmen.”
U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Ronald E. Jolly, Headquarters U.S. Air Forces in Europe – Air Forces Africa engineering and force protection director of logistics, speaks with Airmen during a forum at Ramstein Air Base, Aug. 11. Jolly spoke about his experiences of being a Black man in the U.S. Air Force and how he learned to control his emotions when making decisions.
As the conversation around race and equal opportunity continues to happen between Airmen, the only mandate he requires of everyone is to be respectful, and to listen and learn from everyone’s experiences. “These conversations we are having aren’t optional; they have to happen,” Jolly said. “This is about taking care of our Airmen.” Jolly sat down with Airmen to share his perspective of the conversation that’s been happening around the world, but to also make himself accessible to anyone who had questions or concerns. “Sharing perspectives is a part of the education process,” Jolly said. “To understand the reality that not everybody is like you, is important. Diversity in the military is vital to our success. It provides us with diversity of thought, and when we have diversity of thought, we make better decisions.”
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Teresa Atkins, 86th Medical Support Squadron pharmacy technician, asks a question to Brig. Gen. Ronald E. Jolly, Headquarters U.S. Air Forces in Europe – Air Forces Africa engineering and force protection director of logistics, during a forum at Ramstein Air Base, Aug. 11. Atkins shared her perspective about race issues present in society.
U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Rodney Jones Jr., 24th Intelligence Squadron distributed common ground system training flight commander, asks a question to Brig. Gen. Ronald E. Jolly, Headquarters U.S. Air Forces in Europe – Air Forces Africa engineering and force protection director of logistics, during a forum at Ramstein Air Base, Aug. 11. Jones asked Jolly questions about how to help lead and better understand his Airmen.
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Structures metal shop aids EAEF COVID-19 mission U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Dyllan Greer, Airman 1st Class Tyler Sellitto and Airman 1st Class Austen Campbell, structural journeymen from the 786th Civil Engineer Squadron, pose for a photo behind their handmade bio containment unit ramp at Ramstein Air Base, Aug. 10. The team fabricated BCU ramps to aid the 10th Expeditionary Aeromedical Evacuation Flight’s COVID-19 mission.
Story and photos by Staff Sgt. Nesha Humes Stanton 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs A team of structural journeymen from the 786th Civil Engineer Squadron installed the first of two bio containment unit (BCU) ramps aboard a C-17 Globemaster III at Ramstein Air Base, August 12. Senior Airman Dyllan Greer, Airman 1st Class Tyler Sellitto, Airman 1st Class Austen Campbell, and local national Thomas Spies, have been working diligently to calculate and construct ramps fabricated from alu-
minum diamond-plated metal in order to smoothly load BCUs such as a Negatively Pressurized Conex for the 10th Expeditionary Aeromedical Evacuation Flight’s COVID-19 mission. Prior to the installation of BCU ramps, wood boards were used, which created a tripping hazard with questionable durability. Now, the newfound slip-resistant ramps ensure AE medics can remove their focus from their feet while working around an infection control unit to better care for their patients. The structural journeymen’s handcrafted
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Austen Campbell, 786th Civil Engineer Squadron structural journeyman, prepares to weld a piece for a bio containment unit ramp at Ramstein Air Base, Aug. 10.
U.S. Air Force structural journeymen from the 786th Civil Engineer Squadron utilize a combination of tools and diagrams to calculate, measure and construct a bio containment unit ramp from scratch at Ramstein Air Base, Aug. 10. The ramp smoothly loads BCUs such as a Negatively Pressurized Conex used for infection control onto C-17 Globemaster III aircraft for the 10th Expeditionary Aeromedical Evacuation Flight’s COVID-19 mission.
ramps improved the safety and efficiency of the EAEF COVID-19 mission. During the week-long construction, the four-man team utilized six various machines. “It went pretty smooth,” Greer said about creating the ramp. “I think we got all the proper measurements the first time due to all the machinery we have in the shop, and we were able to fabricate it without any issue.” Of the 30 jobs a week the structures metal shop is assigned, this job contrasted from their norm. “This project is different because it is on
an aircraft,” Campbell said. “There is more that you have to keep in mind working on a flight line. We have to make sure there’s no metal shavings when we leave the aircraft and the work has to be completely clean. We had to run back to the shop for anything additional we couldn’t do on the spot. And, since the ramp is so large it makes it more difficult than normal.” Overall, the team is proud to support the COVID-19 mission and feeling good about their results. “I’m confident our next installation will go without any issues,” Greer said.
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Tyler Sellitto, middle, Senior Airman Dyllan Greer, left, and Airman 1st Class Austen Campbell, structural journeymen from the 786th Civil Engineer Squadron, assemble a bio containment unit ramp at Ramstein Air Base, Aug. 10.
U.S. Air Force Airmen 1st Class Tyler Sellitto and Austen Campbell, 786th Civil Engineer Squadron structural journeymen, bend a piece of aluminum while constructing a bio containment unit ramp at Ramstein Air Base, Aug.10.
August 21, 2020
Army & Air Force Exchange Service puts muscle in community hub with new BE FIT Connect by Loyd Brumfield Army and Air Force Exchange Service The Army and Air Force Exchange Service has beefed up its online community Hub with BE FIT Connect, where Soldiers, Airmen and military families can find information on healthy living at their fingertips. Through BE FIT Connect,
shoppers can find exercise videos, health tips and links to content on the Exchange’s Facebook page and BE FIT merchandise on ShopMyExchange.com. They can also link to the BE FIT online sales publication. Among its features, BE FIT Connect offers fitness advice and demonstrations from BE FIT ambassadors Roy Montez and Sgt. Maj.
Retired Edward Bell and his wife, Lisa. At-home workouts, interval and marathon training tips, gear and hydration advice are all part of the BE FIT Connect community. Exchange shoppers can click on a beating heartbeat icon to find fitnessrelated products on ShopMyExchange.com and access online sales.
“BE FIT Connect helps build a sense of community among our Airmen, Soldiers and their families and demonstrates the Exchange’s commitment to fitness,” said Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Kevin Osby, Exchange senior enlisted advisor. “Providing healthy choices enhances the Exchange’s mission of helping all who serve to stay fit to fight.”
The Exchange’s BE FIT initiative highlights betterfor-you dining grab-andgo options and provides an assortment of fitness gear and wellness services for Soldiers, Airmen, retirees, Veterans and military family members. The program empowers military customers, their families and the broader military community to make healthy lifestyle choices.
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Page 18 by Lisa C. Helenius contributing writer Kids can be tricky. Kids can be picky. Mealtime can be sticky. Is your picky eater going through a phase or is it time to get help? ALPHA- Your child may turn her nose up at dinner when you scoop something new on her plate, but she will at least take “one bite.” She allows the food to stay on the plate and may or may not eat more of it, but certainly doesn’t make a federal case out of it. You are able to serve everyone in your family the same meal and your child doesn’t expect you to be a “short order cook” and make something separate for her. She may pull the “it’s gross” or “I don’t like it” number, but the drama is usually kept to a minimum. The mood surrounding family meals is usually somewhere in the range of fine to pretty good. BRAVO- Keep an eye on your picky eater. He may be going through a phase, but it’s possible he will turn a corner and end up at the Charlie level. This is the child who is starting to restrict what he will eat and would rather feel hungry than lose the battle surrounding food. It’s becoming harder to tell if he’s being stubborn or if he really can’t handle certain foods. He seems to be trending toward only wanting certain things, such as mac and cheese, hot dogs and chicken nuggets, but will often surprise you and have a big bowl of homemade vegetable stew or
Picky eating. When to worry?
will down a whole pile of strawberries. It’s still “hit or miss” and fruits and vegetables are still in the game. CHARLIE- Picky eating is now at the level of requiring intervention. There may be an underlying sensory processing issue that is affecting your child’s ability to eat a variety of healthy foods, such as sensory defensiveness or an oral aversion. She may be unwilling to touch, smell or even look at certain foods. Foods that used to be staples are now a “no go.” If you put something unwelcome on her plate, she may actually gag at the sight of it and truly appears distressed or is in that “fight-flight-fright” state. All of the bribing and negotiating in the world will not convince her to take a bite of a non-preferred
food. When she is willing to try something new, she seems to panic and may only take the tiniest crumb of a bite with her very front teeth. She may complain that things smell yucky or feel slimy or food is too “bumpy.” Watching you eat something unwelcome may even set her off. Her mouth generally seems sensitive and toothbrushing might be an issue. Tears at mealtime are a daily occurrence and there is daily stress surrounding eating. DELTA- This is the level of a potential medical problem and you should speak with your child’s pediatrician as soon as possible. Any number of these indicators may be symptomatic of a more severe medical issue, such as reflux, bowel impaction, a metabolic disorder or any
August 21, 2020 number of food allergies. Examples of when to be very concerned include: * Your child is so picky that he is starting to look thin and / or is in on the lowest end of his growth curve for weight * Your child vomits frequently after eating and/ or has a wet, raspy sounding voice * Your child has frequent diarrhea, constipation and/ or frequently complains of tummy aches * Your child has dizziness, lightheadedness or fainting * Your child seems lethargic and drinks a lot as well as pees a lot * Your child complains of pain when swallowing or complains of any kind of pain after meals If your child is at the Charlie level, there are various therapies that can help. A provider who is certified in Sequential Oral Sensory feeding therapy is a good place to start. If you are at Delta or even if you aren’t sure about your child’s level, please ask your pediatrician for guidance. Author’s profile: Lisa has been an Occupational Therapist since 1996 and has specialized in Pediatrics for 23 of those years. She has worked in New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut and New Mexico in early intervention, school therapy and at the Center for Development and Disability at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. She also spent the past 10 years working in Germany for the EDIS program in the Kaiserslautern and Stuttgart areas. She is now an OT at GrowingUp Therapy in Kaiserslautern.
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USAG Rheinland-Pfalz Military Policeman rescues local national after rollover accident
Sgt. 1st Class Chad Bailey, U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz Directorate of Emergency Services, works on an investigation report. Bailey helped save a driver’s life during a recent weekend trip.
Story and photo by Keith Pannell U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz Sgt. 1st Class Chad Bailey won’t call himself a hero. However, his actions may prove otherwise. The U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz Directorate of Emergency Services Military Police Investigations supervisor was travelling with his family on the L-529, near their amusement park destination Aug. 9 when brake lights in front of him suddenly lit up and traffic came to a sudden and screeching halt. That’s when Bailey saw a car, crunched at both ends and laying on its top on the opposite side of the road. “I looked at my wife and she said, ‘Go!’ because she knew what I was doing,” Bailey said. “I opened the door and jumped out. I was wearing my bathing suit
and one thing I remember is my wallet swinging back and forth really hard in my pocket as I ran forward. I had to reach down and hold it still so I could run.” The scene Bailey ran up on was worse than he expected. “The engine was still running, the tires were still spinning and smoke was rising from the engine compartment,” he said. “There were two people in the car, a man who was already out but very shook up and a female. Two other people tried to pull the female out but looked like they were afraid to touch her. She was struggling and very confused.” After Bailey helped her the rest of the way out of the overturned Mercedes, she sat there in a disoriented state. He said he was trying to communicate to the German woman that she may be in danger, but it appeared his words 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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“Sgt. 1st Class Bailey has already made a name for himself within the garrison as the noncommissioned officer in charge of Team Trace operations,” said Maj. Chase Crabtree, DES director. “He’s a stellar individual and I’m not surprised he ran toward the danger. I’m blessed to have him.” After monitoring the couple for a few minutes, the Polizei arrived and Bailey said he got back in his car and, when traffic started moving, he and his family went on to
enjoy their day. The whole incident took less than 15 minutes, he said. “I did lay in bed Sunday night wondering how that couple was doing,” Bailey said. “I’m glad it doesn’t appear anyone was hurt too badly.” As for the cause of the accident, Bailey’s investigation training led him to a couple of possibilities, but rather than speculate, he’s leaving that up to the host nation investigators to officially determine.
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big kids! Children ages 3-4 have the chance to get out there and have some fun while learning the fundamentals of t-ball, golf or soccer with Start Smart. Start Smart is a parent and child interactive program led by a CYS specialist. Cost is $25. Registration is open until Aug. 23 and can be made over the phone, through WebTrac or by making an appointment with Parent Central Services, Wetzel Kaserne, Bldg. 8876, 531-3440, 0611-143-531-3440. »» Pulaski Massage and Yoga Studio: Open seven days a week and conveniently located on Pulaski Bks, Bldg. 2899, stop by or call to schedule one of the many wellness services, including a variety of massages, Reiki and reflexology. Services are offered at the Pulaski location, and at Sembach and Landstuhl Fitness Centers as well. All appointments are by appointment only through the Pulaski location. 4934156; 0631-3406-4156.
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miss a beat: sign your child up for drum lessons today! SKIESUnlimited offers drum lessons for children that teach through performance, using basic patterns that will morph into the drum beats used in Rock 101 songs. Your child will be drumming with the band before you know it, as well as learning the basic rock beat and its variations as heard in many classic rock songs of the 60’s and 70’s. Fees are as follows: 30-min session is $25; 45-min session is $30; 60-min session is $35. Register through Webtrac or Parent Central Services. Classes are available every Tue & Thu between 4:45 and 7 p.m. For more information, contact Parent Central Services or SKIESUnlimited, 486-5412; 06371-86-5412. »» SKIESUnlimited
SKIESUnlimited offers 60-minute piano lessons that incorporate individual instruction with interactive lessons on a workstation to help students learn how to play. Lessons are offered on Pulaski Bks., Bldg. 2895 and Landstuhl, Bldg. 3819 and are open to ages 4-18. Before registration, contact Mr. Link for a free evaluation class, placement and scheduling at 01511796-1756 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, contact Parent Central Services, Rhine Ordnance Bks., Bldg. 162, 541-9066; 0611-143-5419065/9066/9067. »» SKIESUnlimited STEM/Engineering Monthly Classes: Introduce your
children (ages 5-18) with the fundamentals of engineering and involve them in opportunities to build electrical engines, working drawbridges, fully functioning cranes and basic gear boxes. Engineering concepts such as using pneumatic principles and equipment will also be introduced. To get more information and to register, contact Parent Central Services, Rhine Ordnance Bks., Bldg. 162, 541-9066; 0611-143-5419065/9066/9067. »» SKIESUnlimited Summer Soccer Lessons: Register your child (ages
2-16) now for summer soccer lessons with professional soccer coaches who have trained and played for years. Children will develop basic and fundamental age-appropriate soccer skills that all players need as well as tactics, formations and more. The goal is to help youth soccer players achieve their playing potential through proper skills, fitness and conditioning development. The focus is on having fun while learning about soccer. For more information such as camp dates and length or to register, contact Parent Central Services, Rhine Ordnance Bks., Bldg. 162, 541-9066; 0611-143-541-9065/9066/9067.
August 21, 2020
Can’t-miss German day trips A-Z: Cochem
During an era in which many of us are longing to get away, Cochem may be just the thing to ease your tourist blues. Why? Because it’s built for visitors. This is a place with in-your-face sights and fun things to do. As a bonus, it’s located on a gorgeous curve of the Mosel River, which means photo ops, vineyards and cruises. In one day, Cochem (pronounced Koke-em) can help you rediscover why travel is so entertaining. Cochem: Three cool things 1. Altstadt. The old city is filled with half-timbered houses squished shoulder to shoulder along a narrow strip of river bank. You’ll find brightly-colored buildings, flower boxes, summer table umbrellas and just the right amount of architectural asymmetry. Wander. Stop for a drink if you’d like. But just enjoy it.
2. The Bundesbank bunker. Given the zeitgeist, this is almost a must-see. Built during the Cold War era to host a massive stash of cash in case of a nuclear war, and hidden in plain sight, this is basically an awesome secret hideout open to visitors. Located thirty meters beneath the surface, the bunker is both cold (bring a jacket) and cool. 3. Moselbad. Cochem has an excellent swimming complex with a sprawling outdoor pool area on the banks of the river. If the day shapes up as hot, make a reservation and bring your swimsuits.
vated in the 19th century after being purchased on the cheap by a Berlin businessman who was descended from French refugees. The renovation is actually what makes this castle so amazing: you can experience the full glory of a non-ruined German river castle.
The one thing you have to see: Cochem Castle Though Germany is the land of many castles, you have to see Reichsburg Cochem – and for a reason you might not expect. After having been reduced to ruins by 17th-century French soldiers, the castle was reno-
Lutheran Church 8:30 am Worship & Holy Communion Sunday School Following
Service in English
Meeting in Ev.-Luth. St. Michaelis Church, Karpfenstr. 7, 67655 Kaiserslautern Email: KaiserslauternLutheran@gmail.com or call 0152-54677961 for directions.
Joe Asher, Pastor
Getting there By car, Cochem is about two hours north of Kaiserslautern, approximately ninety minutes west of Wiesbaden, and just three and a half hours northwest of Stuttgart. Cochem is also accessible by train.
CHURCH OF CHRIST www.ktowncoc.org
Sun: 10 am, 11 am and 6 pm Wed: 7 pm Mühlstrasse 34 67659 Kaiserslautern Tel. 06 31 - 36 18 59 92 Tel. 06 371 - 46 75 16
For U.S. government employees, including service members, remember to always follow command regulations, which may be different than host nation policies, when it comes to travel.
Kaiserslautern Military CoMMunity Chapel sChedule 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.
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
Kapaun Chapel (Bldg 2781) Divine Liturgy: 9:00 a.m. Sundays Confessions by appointment
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
Ramstein North Chapel Conference Room (Bldg 1201) protestant services Service: 10:30 a.m., 4th Saturday Service: 12:00 p.m., 3rd Thursday at LRMC Chapel Landstuhl Community Chapel (Bldg 3773) For more info: email@example.com Worship: 11:00 a.m. Sundays Children’s Youth Church: 11:00 a.m. Sundays Catholic services Daenner Community Chapel (Bldg 3150) Daenner Community Chapel (Bldg 3150) Chapel Next Sunday Mass: 12:30 p.m. (all year round) Worship: Sunday 10:00 a.m. Confession: 11:45 p.m. Children’s Church: Sunday 10:30 a.m. Landstuhl Community Chapel Seventh-Day Adventist Worship Sabbath School: 9:30 a.m. Saturdays (Bldg 3773) Worship: 11:00 a.m. Saturdays Tue, Wed, Fri: 12 p.m. Small Group: 6:00-7:00 p.m. Wednesday Sunday: 9 a.m. Ramstein North Chapel (Bldg 1201) Confession: 8 a.m. Contemporary Service: 11:00 a.m. Sundays Ramstein North Chapel (Bldg 1201) Ramstein South Chapel (Bldg 2403) Daily Mass: 11:30 a.m. Monday-Thursday Traditional with Communion: 9:30 a.m. Sundays Sunday Masses: 9 a.m., 1 p.m. & 5 p.m. Vogelweh Chapel (Bldg 2063) Confession: RNC or by appt. 4 p.m.- 4:45 p.m. Gospel Service: 11:00 a.m. Sundays. Sundays For more info: facebook.com\vogelwehgospelservice or email episcopal (anglican) firstname.lastname@example.org (st. albans) Kapaun Chapel (Bldg 2781) Wiccan Service: 10:30 a.m. Sundays Kapaun Annex (Bldg 2782)
Service: 7:00 p.m. Saturdays
Ramstein South Chapel Mosque Area (Bldg 2403) Jummah Prayers: 1:15 p.m. Fridays Daily Prayers: 1:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday
Wisconsin evangelical lutheran synod (Wels) Ramstein South Chapel (Bldg 2403) Service: 4:00 p.m. 2nd & 4th Sundays
August 21, 2020
August 21, 2020
CINEMA & HOME CINEMA HIGHLIGHTS
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Movies available on the silver screen at Broadway Kino in English!
ACTION, SCI-FI, THRILLER
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Poster by Warner Bros. Pictures
Poster by Warner Bros International
BIOGRAPHY, DRAMA, MUSIC
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Poster by Lionsgate
The Wretched (2019)
I still believe (2020)
Rachel is running late to work when she has an altercation at a traffic light with a stranger. Soon, Rachel finds herself and everyone she loves the target of a man who decides to make one last mark upon the world by teaching her a series of deadly lessons. Stars: Russell Crowe, Jimmi Simpson, Caren Pistorius Director: Derrick Borte
Armed with only one word, Tenet, and fighting for the survival of the entire world, a Protagonist journeys through a twilight world of international espionage on a mission that will unfold in something beyond real time. Stars: John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki Director: Christopher Nolan
Scooby and the gang face their most challenging mystery ever: a plot to unleash the ghost dog Cerberus upon the world. As they race to stop this dogpocalypse, the gang discovers that Scooby has an epic destiny greater than anyone imagined. Stars: Zac Efron, Amanda Seyfried, Mark Wahlberg, Jason Isaacs Director: Tony Cervone
A defiant teenage boy, struggling with his parent’s imminent divorce, faces off with an old witch who has possessed the neighbor next door. Stars: John-Paul Howard, Piper Curda, Jamison Jones, Azie Tesfai, Gabriela Quezada Bloomgarden Directors: Brett Pierce, Drew T. Pierce
The true-life story of Christian music star Jeremy Camp and his journey of love and loss that looks to prove there is always hope. Stars: K.J. Apa, Britt Robertson, Nathan Parsons, Gary Sinise, Shania Twain, Terry Serpico Directors: Andrew Erwin, Jon Erwin (as The Erwin Brothers)
Some of the latest blockbusters available to rent or stream! Check your streaming service ACTION, ADVENTURE, CRIME
Poster by Warner Bros. Pictures
Poster by Warner Bros. Pictures
ANIMATION, ADVENTURE, COMEDY
ANIMATION, ADVENTURE, COMEDY
Poster by Walt Disney Studios
Poster by Netflix
ACTION, COMEDY, FAMILY
Poster by Amazon Studios
Birds of Prey (2020)
An American Pickle (2020)
The Willoughbys (2020)
My Spy (2020)
Harley Quinn’s explosive breakup with the Joker puts a big target on her back. Unprotected and on the run, Quinn faces the wrath of narcissistic crime boss Black Mask, his right-hand man, Victor Zsasz, and every other thug in the city. Stars: Margot Robbie, Rosie Perez Director: Cathy Yan
Preserved in pickle brine for 100 years, an Orthodox Jewish factory worker wakes up in New York City and tracks down his great-grandson. Stars: Seth Rogen, Sarah Snook, Molly Evensen, Kevin O’Rourke, Marsha Stephanie Blake Director: Brandon Trost
Teenage elf brothers Ian and Barley embark on a magical quest to spend one more day with their late father. Like any good adventure, their journey is filled with cryptic maps, impossible obstacles and unimaginable discoveries. Stars: Tom Holland, Chris Pratt Director: Dan Scanlon
Convinced they’d be better off raising themselves, the Willoughby children hatch a sneaky plan to send their selfish parents on vacation. The siblings then embark on their own high-flying adventure to find the true meaning of family. Stars: Will Forte, Maya Rudolph Directors: Kris Pearn, Cory Evans
Nine-year-old Sophie catches JJ, a hardened CIA operative, spying on her family during a routine surveillance operation. In exchange for not blowing his cover, JJ begrudgingly agrees to show the precocious girl how to become a spy. Stars: Dave Bautista, Chloe Coleman Director: Peter Segal
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