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HAVE YOU READ YOUR KA TODAY?

Airmen turn C-130 into mobile ER

Photo by Senior Airman Hailey Haux

Airmen from the 86th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron convert a C-130J Super Hercules into a flying critical care unit, July 26, 2014. There were enough medical supplies and equipment necessary to perform surgery in the aircraft. See MOBILE ER, Page 2.

Volume 38, number 32

Static closeout dates and elimination of CRO report phase-out begins with technical sergeants WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The chief of staff and chief master sergeant of the Air Force announced in July a series of changes to the enlisted evaluation and promotion system which will focus on ensuring job performance is the most important factor when evaluating and identifying Airmen for promotion. Announced changes will be implemented in stages over the next 18 months for the active duty Air Force and over the next 30 months for the Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard, or ARC. The first set of changes include static closeout date for technical sergeants and elimination of change of reporting official enlisted performance reports. The change supports planned implementation of static, or fixed, annual closeout dates for each rank tied to regular Air Force promotion eligibility cut-off dates. Once implemented, static closeout dates will enable implementation of the forced distribution and stratification policies, Air Force senior leaders announced last week. Allowing closeout of all reports for a particular grade at the same time helps raters ensure an equal playing field and supports the ultimate goal of having better performance-based evaluations. The new technical sergeant SCOD will be Nov. 30. Implementation details will be included in interim changes to the Air Force instructions governing evaluation and promotion. Information will also be posted on the myPers website and released in public news articles to ensure Airmen are informed. Forced distribution, which will be introduced later in 2015, will not be included in the November SCOD for See STATIC, Page 3

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Teamwork: It’s all about you

COMMENTARY

Maj. Michael Kersten 86th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron Director of Operations

Every speech I’ve heard regarding “teamwork” usually includes the phrase “there’s no ‘I’ in team” or something to that effect. Its true there is no “I” in team; however, teamwork starts with you. The mission can’t get accomplished if you don’t complete your training. Your team can’t succeed unless you are dedicated to the goal. It takes YOU to make a team succeed. To be a successful team player, you need to focus on and adopt the unit’s mission. You have to understand each teammate’s role in the mission. The Air Force is not a single team effort; therefore, you must learn how to cooperate and work with other teams. As the Director of Operations for the 86th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, it’s my job to ensure our teams are prepared and ready to go at a moment’s notice to save lives. An AE crew is constructed of flight nurses and medical technicians. Each member has a very individualized role during a mission. If any of them fail in their personal roles, it affects the entire mission. It’s vital to understand each member’s role in the mission. This allows you to rely on each other’s strengths and to support each other’s weaknesses. If you don’t do your training, if you don’t pay attention to the details, if you don’t do your part for the team, then the team will fail. Football teams are a great example of this. If the center doesn’t make a clean snap to the quarterback, the play fails. If the linemen don’t make their blocks, the play fails, if the quarterback doesn’t make a good throw, the play fails. You are the key to making the team successful. Not only do you need to know your teammates’ roles, but you need to understand how other MOBILE ER, from Page 1

teams work to support your team’s mission. bigger and is vital to mission accomplishment. Our motto is “Always Ready.” The only way Only you can make the team succeed. The Air we can always be ready is if each member is Force will triumph if you believe in their goals focused on the unit’s mission and owns it as and mission. their mission. “Service Before Self” is a belief Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, Chief of Staff of that you belong to something bigger than your- the Air Force, addressed the 134th National self. It’s not simply going through the motions Guard Association of the United States General of showing up to a J-O-B to earn a paycheck. Council in 2012 and said, “I have trouble seeing Our wounded heroes deserve, and our country lines between components of services, because expects us to provide, the best medical care pos- I believe on the air side we have an Air Force— sible. If each of our team members doesn’t have it has three components, but we all are working the passion and desire to always be ready, then together, we have to or we can’t be successful.” lives can be affected, if not lost. The Department of Defense relies on all the An AE mission can’t succeed unless there branches of service as well as the active and is constant communication between numerous Reserve components to accomplish the national agencies. The medical unit that has the wounded military strategy. The Air Force relies on United soldier has to input information to notify the sys- States Air Forces in Europe to meet United tem of the movement requirement. The Theater States European Command’s theater requirePatient Movement ments. USAFE calls Requirements Center “It’s vital to understand each on the 86th Airlift has to verify the member’s role in the mission. This Wing to provide comrequirement and reairlift and to operallows you to rely on each oth- bat lay that to the Air ate the Air Force’s Operations Center. er’s strengths and to support each premier installation The Air Operations other’s weaknesses. If you don’t to enable and assure Center has to find do your training, if you don’t pay strategic capabilities. an aircraft, build the 86th AW needs attention to the details, if you The mission and notify the its Civil Engineer Logistics AES. The AES has to don’t do your part for the team, Group, Readiness Group, coordinate ground then the team will fail.” Medical Group, support with several base units. These are just a few of the multiple Mission Support Group, Maintenance Group agencies a simple AE mission relies on to make and Operations Group to get the mission done. The group commanders rely on the squadron a mission successful. It is individuals that make this process work. commanders. Finally, the DOD mission falls You have to understand how you fit into the big to you. The Air Force team is relying on you picture and do your best to make the other units to own your job. Do it the best you can, every successful by completing your tasks with excel- time, no matter the circumstances. Do all things lence and zeal. This applies to whatever career with excellence and passion and know that field you are in. No matter how insignificant “YOU” are what makes the Air Force the best you think your role is, it is part of something in the world.

A C-130J Super Hercules was converted into a flying critical care unit in mid-air after leaving Ramstein on a real-world mission July 26, 2014. “There is no other capability like this [here],” said Maj. Jennifer Jamison

Gines, 86th Medical Squadron acute care nurse practitioner. “We had a team of people come up with this arrangement. We literally practiced with Lego pieces to visually develop the complicated special limitations.” Every inch of the C-130 was configured with the same amount of medical supplies that would normally be used on a C-17. Airmen from the 86th Aeromedical

Evacuation Squadron along with two teams from the 86th Medical Squadron worked together through low-light conditions and turbulence to complete the set up in approximately three hours. “We set up two surgery tables with patient-monitoring equipment and several other litters,” said Master Sgt. Jose Ariaspatino, 86th MDS Surgical Services flight chief. “We also set up several side-wall litters designed to

get our bags off the ground and easily accessible.” Airmen from Ramstein had all the equipment necessary to perform surgery on the aircraft if needed. “It’s not every day that you get to see something like that happen,” said Senior Airman Christian McDevitt, 37th Airlift Squadron loadmaster. “It is remarkable that we have the capability to do such things.”

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Guard your mouth to protect your grill

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Staff Sgt. Jackie D. Holcomb III 86th Dental Squadron A recent issue in the Journal of the American Dental Association reported 13 to 39 percent of all dental injuries are sports related, and more than five million teeth are knocked out each year. Many of these injuries could have been prevented. The 86th Dental Squadron preventive dentistry team will be at the 86th Medical Group Sports Physical Day on Saturday to help avoid such injuries. An essential step to preventing oral injuries is the proper use of athletic mouth guards. Several types of mouth guards are available and choosing the best one for you is vital to maintaining a healthy smile. The most popular among athletes is the “custom” mouth guard. This requires a dental visit to accomplish molds of your teeth so that a one-of-a-kind, perfect-fit mouth guard can be fabricated. The more common alternative is a “boil and bite” STATIC, from Page 1

technical sergeants. RegAF technical sergeants will also be the first Airmen to experience the elimination of change of reporting official evaluations. Effective Aug. 15, CRO enlisted performance reports will no longer be accomplished for RegAF technical sergeants. AFPC will provide details on how to handle the various situations associated with this policy change. ARC chief master sergeants will be the first reserve component Airmen to experience the change when they begin using the new chief’s

mouth guard, made from thermoplastic materials. The “boil and bite” mouth guard, as the name indicates, is placed in hot water to soften then immediately bitten to impress and preserve a mold of the teeth. It will not contour and conform to every tooth structure; however, one can still achieve a safe and effective fit. Another oral protective device is the “stock” mouth guard. A “stock” mouth guard is similar to the “boil and bite” mouth guard in that it is pre-fabricated. Unlike the “boil and bite,” little can be done to adjust the fit which minimizes the protection it provides. Regardless of the sport or activity being performed, thought should be given to whether or not an oral safety device is needed, because participating in your favorite sport can be fun and rewarding, but protecting your teeth from sports-related injuries can be an even bigger reward.

EPR forms along with their RegAF counterparts, scheduled for implementation May 31, 2015. The next to transition to static close out dates will be for RegAF staff sergeants, slated for Jan. 31, 2015. Additional EPR SCOD date changes will be announced later in sequence, as will subsequent phases of the overall enlisted evaluation and promotion system changes. For more information about enlisted evaluations and promotions, and other personnel issues, visit the myPers website at https://mypers.af.mil. Select “search all components” from the drop down menu and enter “Enlisted Evaluations” in the search window.

For more information regarding mouth guards, visit the 86th DS preventive dentistry team in building 2114 on Sports Physical Day, or call DSN 479-2210 or commercial 06371-46-2210.

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Reported Larcenies August 6

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August 5

5:35 a.m.: An assault was reported in RamsteinMiesenbach. 9:55 a.m.: A major traffic accident was reported on Miesau. 12:26 p.m.: A dog bite was reported on Landstuhl. 5:40 p.m.: A major traffic accident with injuries was reported in Kollweiler. 10:35 p.m.: A major traffic accident with injuries was reported in Bann.

August 6

10:20 a.m.: A major traffic accident was reported on TLSC-E. 3:43 p.m.: Failure to obey a lawful order was reported on Ramstein. 5:10 p.m.: A major traffic accident with injuries was reported in Saarbrücken. 7 a.m.: Larceny of private property was reported in Weselberg. 9:08 p.m.: A simple assault was reported in Mehlingen.

August 7

12:50 a.m.: Failure to obey a lawful order was reported on Ramstein. 12:59 a.m.: Driving while impaired was reported in Kaiserslautern.

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August 8

4:04 a.m.: Drunken driving was reported in Kaiserslautern. 7:15 p.m.: A major traffic accident with injuries was reported in Bann. 10:54 p.m.: Drunken driving was reported in Kaiserslautern.

August 9

9 a.m.: A domestic assault was reported in Katzweiler.

August 10

5:24 a.m.: Drunken driving was reported in Sulzbachtal. 6:40 a.m.: Drunken driving was reported in Kaiserslautern. 7:25 a.m.: Drunken driving was reported in Kaiserslautern. 10:34 a.m.: Failure to obey a lawful order was reported on Vogelweh Family Housing. 12:50 p.m.: A simple assault was reported on Vogelweh.

PA Closure

The 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs office will be closed on Thursday. Normal operations will resume Aug. 25.

Bazaar Round-Up Social

Take Note

August 11

12:20 p.m.: A major traffic accident was reported in Ramstein-Miesenbach. 7:09 p.m.: A major traffic accident was reported in Siegelbach.

7:45 p.m.: A major traffic accident was reported in Erlangen.

August 11

1 a.m.: Operating a USAREUR-plated vehicle without a license was reported in Kaiserslautern. 5 p.m.: Larceny of property was reported on Vogelweh. 12 p.m.: Larceny of private property was reported in Kaiserslautern. 4:35 p.m.: A major traffic accident was reported in Kaiserslautern. 6 p.m.: Larceny of private property was reported in Frankfurt. 6:53 p.m.: A major traffic accident was reported in Reichenbach-Steegen.

ins 8 to 10:30 a.m. and 1 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays for mammogram screenings. Learn more about mammograms from the National Cancer Institute at http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/ Detection/mammograms.

School bags needed

The Ramstein Officers’ Spouses Club will meet for a Bazaar Round-Up Social 9:30 a.m. Aug. 27 at the Ramstein Officers’ Club. Meet new friends, and learn all about how the upcoming bazaar benefits the community. Make reservations by Aug. 21 at www.ramsteinosc.org. The event will include a barbecue buffet with berry cobbler for dessert, door prizes and a Golden Ticket drawing. For more information on the Ramstein Welfare Bazaar, visit www.ramsteinbazaar.org.

The Protestant Parish Office Kaiserslautern is looking for school bags for students (mainly grades 1 to 4) from needy families. Satchels, backpacks and other school bags are needed. Drop off location is the parish office (Evangelischer Gemeindedienst), Stiftsstrasse 2 in 67655 Kaiserslautern (next to Stiftskirche). For details, call 0631-36250913 or 063136250912.

Mammography services open

Golf tournament

All beneficiaries are eligible for mammography services at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center. This includes active duty, retirees, DOD civilians and all family members. There are currently no significant wait times for screening or diagnostic mammogram appointments, and patients can schedule a mammogram today without a referral from your Primary Care Manager. To schedule an appointment, call the LRMC Mammography scheduling line at 590-6331 or 06371-9464-6331.The American Cancer Society and the American College of Radiology recommend yearly screening mammograms beginning at age 40. LRMC will accept patients for self-referral screening mammograms even if they do not have an assigned Primary Care Manager. Additionally, the Mammography Department will allow walk-

The Hispanic Heritage Committee Golf Tournament will take place Aug. 28 at the Woodlawn Golf Course on Ramstein. Entry fee is $50 per person and $40 for course members. Registration starts 6:30 a.m., start time is 8 a.m. Players and teams must sign up by Aug. 25. For more information or to register, call 478-1726 or 479-2516.

Orientation tour

USO will offer a free new orientation tour, “Welcome to Kaiserslautern,” Tuesday. Newcomers will depart 8 a.m. from the Vogelweh Bowling Center and 8:30 a.m. in front of the Ramstein Passenger Terminal, Bldg. 3333. Tour participants will receive a historical overview of

Kaiserslautern, hear some local legends and get many practical tips from experienced guides. It is recommended to bring euros for lunch and shopping. The tour is free, but interested participants must sign up at one of the USO offices. Estimated return time is 4:10 p.m. on Ramstein, and 4:30 p.m. on Vogelweh. Other dates will be Sept. 27, Oct. 18, Nov. 11 and Dec. 6.

Ramstein Civilian Personnel Informational Town Hall The Ramstein Civilian Personnel Section will be hosting an informational town hall Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, at 1 p.m. in the Hercules Theater, bldg. 2101, on Ramstein Air Base. Primary topic of discussion focuses on the recent announcement of Appropriated Funds (APF) employee reductions. All Air Force APF employees and their supervisors are encouraged to attend. Please direct questions to Ramstein Civilian Personnel Customer Service at 86fss. fseciviliancustomerservice@us.af.mil, 4805850 or 06371-47-5850.

PCSing/TLA

Due to the long waiting times during this season, if you are PCSing out, send your TLA claim to the Housing orgbox at 86ces.cehhousing@ us.af.mil. In order to process your claim, send a copy of your orders, lodging receipt and statement of non-availability (if applicable) and an email address where you can be contacted if additional information is needed. For more information, please contact 489-6672.

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Photo by Airman Larissa Greatwood

First Lt. Amara Adams, 39th Air Base Wing chief of protocol at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, demonstrates how to formally give a toast during the Protocol Fundamental Course simulated retirement luncheon Aug. 1, 2014, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. The course attendees learned to manage many aspects of protocol to include ceremonies, distinguished visitors and fine dining etiquette.

Members find course fun-damental

by Airman Larissa Greatwood 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

From July 28 through Aug. 5, 35 service members and civilians attended the Protocol Fundamental Course here to learn specific details about the role they play in many different events. Professionalism, flightline etiquette, flag etiquette, event logistics, ceremonies, gifts, distinguished visitors, fine dining etiquette, precedence and financials are just a few of the topics that were discussed during the course. The Protocol Fundamental Course prepared protocol members for tasks they may be a part of in the future, as well as better their skills to enable them to do their jobs to the best of their abilities. “A lot of times people are thrown into the protocol world without training, and they can make or break a situation,” said 1st Lt. Amara Adams, 39th Air Base Wing chief of protocol at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. “For me, the purpose of this course was to help me become the subject-matter expert on courtesies and ceremonial requirements so that I can translate this to my wing commander and he can effectively develop those vital international relationships. “This course has helped me understand my role, grow my knowledge base and primed my confidence for executing my requirements,” she continued. “I am taking back knowledge on specific items we have done incorrectly for some of our ceremonies, and I am more prepared for our distinguished visitors.” For some, it was a refresher; for others, it was a learning experience. “The course helped tremendously even though I am not currently working protocol for my unit,” said Marine Corps. Master Sgt. Thomas Kay, Special Operations Command Africa executive assistant to the command sergeant major. “I learned a lot from this course. “This is my first professional military education course with Air Force members; I was the only other branch of service in attendance,” he continued. “The

experience of learning alongside them and seeing A variety of individuals attended the Protocol how they operate was great.” Fundamental Course; NCOs, senior NCOs and Some may not understand the extent of certain company grade officers from different bases as well career fields they aren’t as familiar with. A protocol as civilians. Each attendee has different levels of member may be seen polishing the bases and spades experience from very little to years. of a flag. The course, set up by the United States Air Why are the little tedious things important? Force Air Education and Training Command Adams added that it’s all about honor and relation- Eaker Center, was unit funded but open to anyone ship building. in USAFE. “We honor the men and women who gave their lives for the freedom that the flag represents; so it matters how the flag is displayed because it is more than a piece of material on a pole,” Adams said. “We care about opening a DV’s door because it is courtesy. “Additionally, some cultures place more importance on rank and position,” she continued. “We can inadvertently insult a guest by not knowing a custom or their order of precedence, which leads BIO-CLEANING VAT-forms PET ODOR REMOVAL accepted into the last piece; it does matter where people sit at a dinner table. It matters Kaiserstr. 54 a (across from City Hall) • 66849 Landstuhl • Tel.: 06371-61 22 11 Spittelstr. 3 (near Stiftsplatz) • 67655 Kaiserslautern • Tel.: 0631-37 35 60 10 not only for rank importance but for socializing and political reasons as well. Looking at today’s world events, how comfortable would Russian and Ukraine leaders be if we placed them together? Details matter. I trust my senior leaders 4b en to work toward solving today’s issues, tstr. 9 haus Haup Hütschen but I can certainly help set them up for 2 8 B 8 A 66 55 R from 80 32 5min 0 63 72 success by knowing my job.” e n o Ph s.de Protocol focuses on patience, flextique dyan d e r .f www ibility, attention to detail and upholding the core values. “My career field is ultimately a bridge between manpower, personnel and services,” Adams said. “Simply calling ourselves personnelists does not accurately depict what we do. We are the support team who focuses on takay: aturd ing care of the people. Here we uphold m ay - S Mond m - 6:00 p y a a expected traditions and impact senior 10:00 Wednesd d on close leadership relationships.”


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Top 6 things to check out on your LES by Senior Airman Holly Mansfield 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs When looking at a leave and earnings statement, it probably looks like a page with a bunch of boxes and 78 different things that don’t make sense. However, understanding an LES is important because it lists your military pay, allowances and earned leave. This single page establishes how much money someone receives during a month. Changes made by the owner or as a result of deployment or training, negligent debt or change in laws are all shown on the LES. “Nobody works for free,” said Tech. Sgt. Chad Spivey, 86th Comptroller Squadron military pay NCOIC. “Reviewing your LES will save you time, stress and financial hardship. It is your pay and you should want to know how to check it.” With that in mind, here are a few things you might want to pay attention to on your LES: 1. (Box 10) Entitlements In this box you’ll find the base pay for any Airman at your pay grade. You can also see any allowances you may receive like, cost of living, housing and food. 2. (Box 11) Deductions Here you can find any deductions taken from your pay. Deductions may be any taxes, social security or life insurance. You can also see your mid-month-pay. 3. (Box 12) Allotments This box lists deductions, including voluntary or required payments, that are made to individuals, institutions or agencies. These deductions may include money going to savings or checking accounts, insurance or bonds.

4. (Box 19) End of month pay This box has the actual amount of money received at the end of the month. 5. (Box 28) Leave This shows the current leave balance available based on the leave you have earned minus the amount you have used. In Box 32, any leave lost by not using it is listed. If you are planning on taking leave or interested in how many days you have earned then you can look at box 28. 6. (Box 76) Remarks This is the box used to explain any changes to pay and display notices from the comCourtesy Photo mand. If there are When looking at a leave and earnings statement, it can be quite confusing. However, it is imporchanges in any other tant to understand how to read an LES because it lists military pay, allowances, earned leave and box on your LES, you allotments. Talk to your local Finance office if you have questions about your LES. will find a written explanation of it here. If you still need help or further explanation, the If you think there may be a mistake on your 86th CPTS financial service office offers a customLES, contact the base finance office or administra- er service counter, open from 9 to 11 a.m, Mondays tive unit for help as soon as possible. If you are through Fridays in Bldg. 2108. unsure of where to go, click the link for myPay For a more in-depth explanation on how to read on the Air Force Portal or go to mypay.dfas.mil/ your LES, visit http://www.ramstein.af.mil/news/ mypay.aspx for help. story.asp?id=123420044.

POV shipment issues to be addressed

Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command

SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. (AFNS) — Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command and U.S. Transportation Command are using transportation experts this week to address the challenges and concerns military customers are facing when shipping their privately owned vehicles. On May 1, International Auto Logistics, known as IAL, assumed responsibility for the Global Privately Owned Vehicle Contract, also known as GPCIII. Under the terms of the contract, IAL is responsible for processing, transporting and storing vehicles owned by military personnel and Department of Defense civilian employees bound for, or returning from, overseas duty assignments. Military personnel and DoD civilian employees who are experiencing delays with their vehicle arrival time should call IAL at 1-855-389-9499 and choose Option 2, or visit IAL’s website at http:// www.pcsmypov.com. Stanley said authorized members be reimbursed for rental car fees incurred if their vehicle’s original required delivery date is missed. While the first seven days of rental car fees are

handled by the member’s local military or government claims office, he added, rental car fees incurred after the initial seven-day period will be reimbursed by IAL via an “inconvenience claim.” For military claims, eligible personnel may rent a car at government expense for up to seven days if their privately owned vehicle transported at government expense for their use does not arrive at the authorized destination by the required delivery date. Reimbursement is limited by law to $30 per day, with a maximum reimbursement of $210. Stanley said that authority expires on the date their POV is available for pick-up at destination. “IAL will review each claim on a case-by-case basis and, based on the circumstances, reimburse the member accordingly,” he said. According to the IAL website, there are three options for filing a claim, including “Site Settlement,” “IAL Claims,” and “Inconvenience Claims,” with each option offering a different level of service and convenience. For more details on each option, visit the website’s FAQ section. Stanley said that in an effort to further reduce the customer’s financial burden, if a customer is inconvenienced because of a missed delivery date and cannot pay for a rental car, IAL has coordinated with Avis and Budget for direct billing from

those rental car companies to IAL. SDDC officials acknowledge the transfer to the new POV contractor did not go as smoothly as it could have. The SDDC is aware of and understands the issues some of them have experienced while shipping their POV, adding that solving those issues is the command’s No. 1 priority. “We are well aware that our customers continue to experience challenges in shipping their vehicles,” said Navy Capt. Aaron Stanley, personal property director for SDDC. The TRANSCOM contracting office and the SDDC program management office continue to provide program oversight, while daily performance is monitored by contracting officer’s representatives assigned to vehicle processing centers. Stanley said about three dozen of the contracting officer’s representatives are globally dispersed to provide daily oversight of IAL operations. “According to the [representatives], IAL is responding to their feedback and has begun to make improvements,” he added. “That said, we believe that one unhappy customer is one too many. We want to assure our military and civilian partners and their families that SDDC, U.S. TRANSCOM and IAL are actively taking steps to improve the POV shipping process for them.


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For Soldiers leaving the Army and transitioning into civilian life, the unknown future can be stressful – even scary. Fortunately, there’s light at the end of the tunnel and leaving a life in uniform is not only the end of one phase in life but the beginning of an exciting new chapter. Without proper preparation, a Soldier can find himself lost and may struggle finding adequate employment or pursuing an education after the service. But with adequate planning and support, the transition can be a smooth one. Floyd Lewis, the Soldier for Life transition service manager for the Kaiserslautern, Baumholder and Wiesbaden communities, said Soldiers must prepare early for their transition, ideally by taking advantage of the many resources available to them through the Soldier for Life program. “Eventually, every Soldier will transition out of the military,” he said. “The direct intent of the Soldier for Life transition program is to ensure that Soldiers receive the transition assistance support they need to help facilitate them in accomplishing their individual transition plan.” Command Sgt. Maj. Rodney J. Rhoades, the senior enlisted advisor of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command, emphasized the importance of qualities developed in the military as well as civilian education. “The military builds discipline, attention to detail, leadership and many relevant technical skills,” he said. “A Soldier who has served his country proudly has not only earned benefits that will help long after his service, but developed habits that create success. A Soldier’s character, competence and commitment are well known to our civilian counterparts. The habits Soldiers develop throughout their time in uniform translate very well into the civilian workplace.

The Army Values embody the quali- Veteran’s Administration. they’re subject to recall. Soldiers ties companies are looking for in new “All of our workshops are designed can also opt for service in the Army teammates.” to make sure Soldiers have the right Reserve or Army National Guard or Service also provides educational skills and the right information that the Inactive National Guard. For more advantages. will support their efforts to meet career information on the reserves, Soldiers “The military offers numerous readiness standards,” said Lewis. should speak to a reserve career counincentives for personnel who want Soldiers can learn about VA pro- selor. to continue their education,” said grams and sign up for benefits. Junior and senior personnel alike Rhoades. “The Post 9-11 GI Bill is “VA benefits is what I call a game- require guidance and support during only the most popular of many pro- changer,” said Lewis. “In other words, the transition process. grams that subsidize college costs. knowing how to access those benefits “Leaders need to make sure that we So transitioning Soldiers who want to and put those benefits to use can really continue to teach, coach and mentor continue degree programs they started make a big difference because they are at all times – that never stops,” said before or during the Army, or enroll directly associated with dollars.” Rhoades. “When a Soldier (begins the in college for the first time will find Leaving the active Army does not transition process), the leader has to no shortage of programs designed to necessarily mean a Soldier stops wear- be positive and they have to sit down get them into the classroom and help ing the uniform. All first-term Soldiers with that Soldier to make sure they with expenses. So whether a Soldier initially sign up for an eight-year com- plan, prepare and execute their plan. It wants to leverage skills he’s already mitment and when they serve less than will reduce the stress in Soldiers’ and acquired for a civilian career or learn that on active duty, they serve the rest their families’ lives.” new skills through civilian education, of the time in the Reserves. Family input is also essential. he has numerous opportunities before “It’s important for Soldiers to sit Most will serve this time in the him – the sky’s the limit.” Inactive Ready Reserve. In this status, See TRANSITION, Page 8 Soldiers 18 to 12 months from sep- Soldiers “muster” only annually,but aration or 24 to 12 months from retireADVERTISEMENT ment are encouraged to begin the Soldier for Life transition processes, formerly In August 2009, Rudi Straßer from Queidersbach children in Africa, because you can only help them known as the Army nearly died in a home accident. After his recovery, he with such funds. These families are unable to purchase Career and Alumni decided to give back to the community by organizing a health insurance.” He went on to ask people to support Program. charity concert. Now, for the second time round, Rudi his cause to make life for these poor children a little The transitionStraßer is organizing the concert to benefit sick and better. ing Soldier visits the Expect great German folk music entertainment by blind children in Africa, continuing his efforts to give local acts, including Anni and Moni from Weidenthal, back to people in need. ACAP website and Rudi Straßer is thankful for his chance at a ‘sec- the Westpfälzer Herzbuben from Enkenbach-Alsenborn completes a checkond life.’ In 2009, Mr. Straßer attempted to clean his and the singing butcher Rudi Ecker. The local acts will list. Afterward, the roof, when he fell more than 12 feet. He was taken to be supported by the Swiss singer Sarah Jane, who also website automaticalhospital by a rescue helicopter with 17 broken ribs, a delighted the audience in 2011 also. Waltraud Meißner ly generates a form collapsed lung, a broken shoulder, a concussion and alias ‘Die Babbelschnud’ will present a literary show in Palatinate dialect. kidney failure. required for local On the night food and drinks will be served. The He remained in hospital in a coma for four weeks transition counseling. with his life hanging by a thread. Thankfully, Mr. Straßer menu boasts three differFrom there, Solregained consciousness and spent additional time it ent Palatinate specialties to diers can sign up for rehabilitation. At the time Mr. Straßer said “Everybody choose from. All proceeds, a number of briefand everything helped me. Doctors, friends, the medi- including ticket cost, food & cine I took, and my will to survive – all played an im- drinks, and donations will be ings and workshops donated to the children in Afportant role in my recovery.” designed to help In 2011, he decided to hold a charity concert and rica. them seek and gain donated proceeds to a local oncological unit and asso- Entry fee including choice of employment, write ciation. This year, Mr. Straßer ‘s second charity concert one meal €18 resumes, conduct will take place September 20, 2014 at the Mehrzweck- Entry fee without food €12 halle (multi-purpose hall) in Queidersbach. Proceeds Advance Sales: Post Office interviews, choose to this year’s charity concert will go to sick and blind Queidersbach, Haupstr. 46 or proper schools and children in Africa. with Rudi Straßer at 06371interact with the “This time I’m organizing the evening for the poor 618130

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Page 8 TRANSITION, from Page 7 down with their spouses and explain the entire process with them and allow them to be involved throughout the transition,” said Lewis. “In some cases the spouse may not be supportive of the Army’s decision to separate a Soldier, but it’s still important for them to support their Soldier, communicate their worries and talk about them.” Spouses are encouraged to participate in transition activities. Not all transitioning Soldiers are doing so voluntarily. Most separating involuntarily were selected through the enlisted qualitative service program, which encompasses three programs – the qualitative management program, over-strength qualitative service program and promotion stagnation qualitative service program. Soldiers selected for separation through QMP are typically denied due to unfavorable information in their records or failure to meet Army performance standards. But not all Soldiers involuntarily separated fall under QMP provisions. Soldiers selected for involuntarily separation due to an OS-QSP or PS-QSP board generally belong to over-strength career fields. Rhoades noted the QSP affects not only junior but senior NCOs. NCOs ranging from staff sergeants to command sergeants major have been impacted. “Structurally, the military is chang-

Kaiserslautern American ing,” he said. “The cost of training, equipping and maintaining our force has almost doubled since 2003, and we simply can’t retain as many Soldiers.” While negative discriminators can make a Soldier an “easier” QSP selection, “it may just come down to numbers. If a career field is over-strength, the Army may simply have more outstanding NCOs than it needs – boards are just trying to select the very best among highly qualified NCOs to retain.” Rhoades also urged NCOs to keep force reduction measures in perspective. “Overall, QSP and QMP will only impact a very small percentage of our NCO corps,” he said. “My recommendation to all NCOs, and I can’t say this enough, is to stay focused on your two basic responsibilities – accomplishment of your mission and the welfare of your Soldiers. Give 100 percent each and every day to your command, your team and your Soldiers, civilians and their families.” Lewis added that despite natural disappointment inherent in selection for involuntary separation, transitioning Soldiers have the skills and knowledge necessary for very successful futures regardless of the reason they’re leaving the Army. With the drawdown well underway, Soldiers confident of retention five years ago now face an unknown future. In order to maximize retention chances, Soldiers must distinguish themselves from peers.

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“Soldiers need to do their very best in everything they do in order to remain competitive,” said Rhoades. “They need to excel and not sit back and wait because those who sit back and wait will find that opportunities won’t be there for them.” Rhoades added that Soldiers can get an edge on their peers by seeking out broadening assignments and tough leadership positions. They should also get involved in their installations and communities as well as special organizations such as the U.S. Army Europe Sergeant Morales Club. “In our community, it’s often Morales professionals who take initiative and distinguish themselves with their leadership, mentorship and outreach,” he said. “They do great work, not only as some of our best leaders and mentors for their fellow Soldiers but as volunteers who engage with the broader community. When it comes down to a QSP board, some-

thing like that can really make a Soldier stand out above the rest.” Above all, Rhoades said, Soldiers should be proud of their service, whether it lasted three or 30 years. “Very few individuals wear the cloth of the nation,” he said. “Many will never have the experience of service or understand the brotherhood that we have as Soldiers, and for those who have, it’s a remarkable experience. Hopefully it was a very positive experience – one of brotherhood, one of trust and one of commitment that will carry forward to the next chapter of a Soldier’s life and have a positive impact, not only for the individual but the family, the community and the nation.” For more information on the Soldier for Life Transition Assistance Pro-gram, visit www.soldierforlife.army.mil or call the Kaiserslautern Transition Center at DSN 483-7089/commercial 0631-411-7089.

“In some cases, the spouse may not be supportive of the Army’s decision to separate a Soldier, but it’s still important for them to support their Soldier, communicate their worries and talk about them.”

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CMD Sgt. Maj. Rodney J. Rhoades, the 21st Theater Sustainment Command’s senior enlisted advisor, speaks to competitors of the 21st TSC’s Best Warrior competition.


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Left-handed Airmen overcome unique challenges Airman Larissa Greatwood 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs Wednesday was “International Left-Hander’s Day” to honor those who smudge their papers and awkwardly bump elbows with righties. It’s a day to spread awareness of the struggles of being lefthanded, and also encourages

right-handed people to try doing daily tasks with their left hand. People who are predominately left-handed live in a right-handed world. It may not be prevalent to some how much of a struggle it can be, and even some lefties forget because of adaptation over time. There are simple tools

the average person may use on a daily basis. A computer mouse, for example, is usually used with the right hand. Some predominately lefthander’s have either adapted to using right-handed appliances with their left hand or grow accustom to using their right hand altogether. “I play sports predominant-

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Capt. David Weller, 86th Medical Operations Squadron Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment program manager, takes notes Aug. 12, 2014, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. Wednesday was “International Left-Hander’s Day”, spreading awareness of the obstacles left-handed people face in a right-handed world. Left-handed Airmen adapt to things made for righties from daily appliances to firearms.

ly right-handed,” said Capt. David Weller, 86th Medical Operations Squadron Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment program manager. “I catch and bat righthanded. I used to do martial arts and always wanted to punch with my right hand even though my left hand is stronger. The thing that throws people off is that I throw a Frisbee with my left hand.” For left-handed military members, there are additional adjustments to be made aside from the daily struggles. They can naturally become used to these things and may not even realize they’re conforming. “A lot of the weapons are designed for right-handed people,” Weller said. “A lefthanded person can have their weapon modified to accommodate, but a lot of people have had to adjust to doing things right-handed. Our uniforms have a pen pocket on the left sleeve to make it easier for right-handed people to grab their pens.” There are many resources online that allow lefties to share their experiences going through school. Even surveys are used to further help left-handed children get the assistance needed in dif-

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ferent phases of their education, whether learning how to write, or not being seated on the right of a right-handed person as to eliminate the chances of bumping elbows. “Growing up, all the desks and scissors were built for right-handed people,” Weller said. “Writing and drawing was especially hard because I couldn’t keep the ridge of my left hand off the paper, so all my work came out smudgy. Lefties learn to conform to certain tasks that were made for right-handed people. “A lot of teachers didn’t know how to teach someone who is left-handed how to write,” Weller continued. “They struggled to figure that out. I see that now because my kids are left-handed and my wife struggles to show them how to do things with pencils and pens. My daughter complains about the can opener being made for people who are right-handed.” Being left-handed does not only have minor inconveniences. Studies have shown your dominant hand can have an effect on health. According to child and adolescent psychiatry at the Yale Child Study Center, “40 percent of those with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder are left-handed.” “In the mental-health world, we like to say that only left-handed people are in their right mind because lefthanded people use the right side of their brain,” Weller joked. “Also, there’s an increase prevalence of mental illness among left-handed people. It’s hard to say why, but many tests show a greater number of mental illnesses in those who are left-handed as opposed to right-handed.” Many forefathers are lefthanded to include Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush and even the current Commander in Chief, President Barack Obama. It just goes to show that no matter the preferred hand, the common denominator amongst them all is the mission. Despite the minor obstacles some may face, they continue to be capable of excellence in all they do.


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Capt. Spanky at Neuschwanstein

Hello Ramstein! I have to say, I’ve traveled to a lot of countries in the Air Force, but none of them offer the variety, culture and beauty that Germany has to offer. My latest trip here was to a location that was so beautiful, Walt Disney decided to model the castles from his movies after it; and that’s Neuschwanstein Castle. When my human told me we were going to see the Disney Castle, I was excited, but when I finally saw it on the way there, I nearly hopped out the car window. This gorgeous castle stands on the side of a mountain and can be seen for many miles from the actual location. Once we got there, the town was packed with people trying to make their way up to the castle. There were several options, from hiking, biking or taking a bus. We opted to take the bus because

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my little legs can only handle so much climbing and we wanted to save that for once we got up there. After we got dropped off at the top, there were even more options. We could go up and see the castle from afar on top of a bridge or go down and walk right up to the castle itself. We decided both. The bridge was amazing. The scene was like something out of a movie. I wish I could have spent more time on there, but the place was packed worse than 20 pounds of dog biscuits in a 10-pound box, so we made our way down to the castle. Unfortunately, the castle was so crowded that we couldn’t get tickets to go inside, so we just walked around the perimeter. Seeing the place up-close left this puppy extremely happy. I’d give the trip two paws up!

Recipe of the week: Donau Wave Cake Servings: 24 Ingredients: DOUGH: 250 grams butter or margarine, softened 350 grams flour 6 medium eggs, separated 200 grams sugar 1 package Vanillin-Zucker (vanilla sugar) 1/2 package Backpulver (baking powder) 2 jars sour cherries 2 tablespoons cocoa, unsweetened BUTTER CREAM: 3/4 liter milk 250 grams butter, room temperature 3 tablespoons sugar 2 packages Vanille Pudding Pulver, unsweetened, (Pudding Mix) 200 grams Schokolade Kuvertüre (cooking chocolate) Instructions: Heat oven to 200 C. /390 F. Grease a 35 X 42 cm. (approx. 13 x 16 inch) jelly roll pan. DOUGH: Separate the eggs. Beat the butter until creamy and alternately add in the sugar, Vanillin-Zucker (vanilla sugar) and egg yolks. Sift together the flour and Backpulver (baking powder) and gradually mix into the butter mixture. Beat egg whites until

stiff. Fold in the egg whites. Remove 1/3 of the dough and stir the cocoa in to the 1/3 portion. Spread the light dough into the jelly roll pan. Spread the dark dough over the light dough. Make waves in the dough with a fork or spoon. Drain the cherries and then divide over the dough. Bake for about 30 minutes. Let cool. PUDDING AND BUTTER CREAM: Mix 100 ml. of the milk with the pudding powder and the 3 tbl. of sugar. Gently boil the rest of the milk and stir in the pudding mix. Let cool for a few minutes. Remove the skin. Mix in the butter a little bit at a time. (The butter should be the same temperature as the pudding before stirring together.) Spread pudding cream over the cooled cake. Melt Kuvertüre in a hot water bath, being careful not to get any water into your chocolate. Drizzle melted Kuvertüre over the pudding cream. The cake top can either be left with the drizzled chocolate or spread over the cake. You can decorate this cake further with shaved chocolate. NOTE: To soften the Schokolade Kuvertüre (cooking chocolate) just a little, you can warm up about 100 ml. of Schlagsahne (heavy whipping cream) and melt the chocolate into that. Or you can mix the chocolate in with a cube of Palmin, which is similar to Crisco.


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Family and MWR Happenings

Baumholder Library

BOSS (Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers)

Back-to-School Story Time

Community Yard Sale

August 20, 2 p.m. Get in the mood to go back to school by attending this special Back-toSchool Story Time! Children, ages 5-10, and their parents are invited to attend a fun story time where they will read books about going to school and make German Schultüten. There is no sign-up required. Smith Bks., Bldg. 8332, 485-1740 or 06783-6-1740.

August 23, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Do you have stuff that you would like to sell for a little bit of extra money? Come and sell it at the BOSS Community Yard Sale at Soldier Park on Smith Barracks. Tables may be rented for $10 each. Reserve your table in advance by contacting the Warrior Zone, 485-8298 or 06783-6-8298.

Sports and Fitness Women’s Equality 5K Run/Walk August 22, 9 a.m. Put your running shoes on, it is time for another community run! The run will begin at Hall of Champions Fitness Center. Categories are male, female and youth under 18 years of age. Awards will be presented to the top three per category. Those who would like to run but not compete may participate for free. You may pre-register at Mountaineer Fitness Center or on the day of the event beginning at 8 a.m. For more information, contact the Sports Office, 485-6671 or 06783-6-6671.

Unit Level Flag Football Sign-Ups Now through end of August Units wishing to participate in the Unit Level Flag Football league may now register their teams. Please register before the end of August, as the league will begin on September 2. For more information or to sign-up, call or visit the Sports Office at Hall of Champions Fitness Center, Smith Bks., Bldg. 8105, 485-6671 or 06783-6-6671.

Trip to Pula, Croatia August 29-September 1 Spend your last days of summer in Croatia with BOSS! Located on the beautiful Adriatic Sea, Pula's unspoiled natural surroundings are magical and unforgettable. Trip cost: $350 per person. Price includes transportation and resort-style lodging. Trip is open to all single and unaccompanied Soldiers. Passport required. Deadline to register: August 25. To sign up, contact BOSS, 485-6228 or 06783-6-6228.

Child, Youth and School Services Parent’s Night Out September 12, 6:30-10:30 p.m. Do you need a break? Register for Parent's Night Out, a special evening childcare available after the centers close. Care will be held at Wetzel CDC and School Age Center. Cost: $16 per child. Receive a 25% discount if you present your ticket to Hilltop Theater's presentation of The Odd Couple. The deadline to register is September 2. All children must be registered with CYSS. Parents may sign up online via WebTrac or by visiting Parent Central Services, Wetzel Kaserne, Bldg. 8876.

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To be eyes of the eagle; AFOSI by Senior Airman Timothy Moore 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

There are probably as many reasons as there are people why a person decides to join the military, and likely even more reasons why those same people choose the career path they do. For some members of the Air Force Office of Special Investigations, many of the special agents have similar goals and reasons in mind when making the decision to apply. “I wanted to [see] results for the actions I took on a more regular basis as opposed to other Air Force specialty codes... Sometimes you don’t really get to see the impact of what you are doing on a daily basis,” said Special Agent Christopher Ouellette, 13th Field Investigation Squadron commander. “In AFOSI, we are able to go out and touch people’s lives and have a huge impact to the wing commander and to the entire base population.” AFOSI agents have a unique chance to influence their community and the Air Force in many ways. The special agents in the 13th FIS do this in one of three departments. In the major crimes division, special agents handle cases that may involve death, rape or child abuse among other things. One case the 13th FIS handled, led to the capture of a child molester who received a 50-year prison sentence. “For me, the biggest thing is the law enforcement,” said Special Agent Renato De Jesus, 13th FIS. “I want to make sure that criminals get prosecuted. I want to protect Air Force assets and personnel.” Agents work incidents such as attempts at fraud in the Economic Crimes division. One case happened during the construction of the Kaiserslautern

Military Community Center. “We ran several fraud investigations, which were briefed in front of Congress, which talked about product substitution,” Ouellette said. “You had some German contractors who were colluding with Air Force active duty members to cut corners and get the job done faster, but they were also doing it for financial gain for themselves. Our investigations halted some of the work that was being done, but it was [stopped] for the right reasons.” Then there is the counter intelligence cell, which works to prevent hostile foreign intelligence entities from gaining knowledge that could be harmful to the Air Force and the U.S. “We’re pretty fortunate that we get to do this kind of work day-by-day, keeping the community safe,” Ouellette said. Though it is unlikely for an Airman to be selected straight into AFOSI, the application process can begin early in an Airman’s career. The procedure is similar for both officers and enlisted members. However, enlisted applicants must be at least a senior airman with a line number for staff sergeant. While technical sergeants can be accepted with strong packages, the focus is more on staff sergeants and staff sergeant selects. Applicants must be able to be released from their career fields. This can be checked through the Air Force Personnel Center. For overseas Airmen, applicants must also be within 13 to 11 months of their date eligible to return from overseas. They must also have good performance reports. If all requirements are met, potential agents will then be interviewed by the local AFOSI unit commander or superintendent and go through a background check. “My application process took about

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An Air Force Office of Special Investigations agent makes a mold of a footprint impression in sand. Consisting of more than 2,900 federal agents and support personnel, AFOSI has been the Air Force’s major investigative service since Aug. 1, 1948. The agency reports to the Inspector General, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force.

six months from the day I knocked on the AFOSI door to the day I was notified I was going to train,” De Jesus said. “Initially, it was overwhelming because they are asking a lot of information about 10 years of my history. Once you get all that information, there is really nothing to the process since the agent does all of the leg work.” The background check will look for indicators that could potentially make a person unfit to be an agent such as financial issues, marital problems or trouble with the law. However, some things do not rule an applicant out automatically. “The key is you want to have integrity and offer that information up,” Ouellette said. “You don’t want to have skeletons come up when you are an agent on a stand testifying and someone brings up your past before you came in the military. If all this stuff is known and you still appear to be a good applicant, we put your package in front of a review board.” Applicants with certain backgrounds or skills can bolster their packages to put them a step ahead of other AFOSI hopefuls. “It helps to have a background or at least a keen interest in law enforcement, counterintelligence, cyber skills or speak another language,” Ouellette said. The board reviews the package and votes on whether or not a candidate should become an agent. If selected to become an agent, applicants will then go through approximately four months of training. The program starts with trainees working alongside other federal agency trainees, then moves on to more specialized AFOSI training. Once done with training, agents spend their first 12 to 18 months as a probationary agent. During this time, special agents will complete core tasks as part of their upgrade training. They will take online and residential courses, go on temporary duty assignments

and complete monthly evaluations to become proficient in their duties. A package is then submitted to the AFOSI general officer to be signed. “After that time and it looks like you passed everything, you become a fullfledged agent,” Ouellette said. Once an agent, Airmen have the opportunity to become specialists. “We have another AFOSI unit that is made up of purely specialists,” Ouellette said. “We are talking polygraphers, technical services, and forensic scientist consultants. If you are really good at electronics, you might be perfect for the tech services career field later on.” Agents on the technical service track can move on after completing their first assignment. If not on that route, agents still have the opportunity to apply for a specialty area. Though being a part of AFOSI is a way to impact and protect the Air Force and the community, Airmen do not need to become a special agent to do so. One way all Airmen can protect others is through Eagle Eyes. Eagle Eyes is an Air Force-wide program designed to deter terrorism by recognizing and reporting suspicious activity, and AFOSI, as their motto says, are the “Eyes of the Eagle.” “Eagle Eyes is not just a force protection against terrorist acts but also against regular people doing bad things out there in the world,” Ouellette said. Ouellette encourages everyone to use Eagle Eyes to aid AFOSI and security forces protect the Air Force and the community. Want to join the members of AFOSI? On the last Wednesday of the every month at 2 p.m., anyone who is interested in coming into AFOSI can show up to the 13th FIS and receive information about how to become a special agent and start the application process. For more information about AFOSI, visit the 13th FIS or call DSN 4805779; commercial 06371-47-5779.

“In AFOSI, we are able to go out and touch people’s lives and have a huge impact to the wing commander and to the entire base population.”


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Building a better base with sweat, metal by Airman First Class Michael Stuart 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs Usually when someone breaks into an office or manipulates their way into a safe, the average individual would be alarmed, but breaking and entering is just in a day’s work for the 786th Civil Engineer Squadron. When not conducting a breaking and entering, the 786th CES builds, repairs and maintains structures all around Ramstein. Depending on the job, they could be working in their own shop or on-location. Everyone has a job to do on base, but they can’t complete their jobs successfully if they don’t have the facilities and buildings to work out of. The 786th CES ensures every Airman on base has an adequate structure to work out of. “I think my job greatly impacts the mission here at Ramstein,” said Senior Airman Kyle Lahtinen, 786th CES structural journeyman. “No one can do their job unless they have a facility where they can work.” “Here in the metal shop, we install a lot of doors, windows, safety handrails and a lot of fixed ladders and stairs,” said Lahtinen. “We work on anything structural.” With Ramstein being such a large base with lots of construction, the welding shop, along with the rest of 786th CES, keeps busy. “We usually receive about 30 to 40 work orders a month,” said Tech. Sgt. James Johnson, 786th CES lock shop NCO in charge. According to Lahtinen, a work Jesus died for men because he thought men worth dying for!

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Airman First Class Brandon Slagle, 786th Civil Engineer Squadron structural journeyman, welds metal plates together on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Aug. 6, 2014. Welding is the joining of two or more metals to repair or build structures by melting two materials together and forming a solid joint. The 786th CES builds and maintains structures and utilities on and off Ramstein.

order generally requires the 786th CES shop to go out and improve the safety of certain structures. Despite the shop consisting of just Lahtinen

Lahtinen. “Being able to get hands on, seeing and fixing things with my bare hands and being able to teach someone else is gratifying.”

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Napoleon B. Yates Obituary

Napoleon (Nappy) Burton Yates, 85, of Ramstein, Germany, passed away in Kaiserslautern on Wednesday, August 6, 2014. Nappy was born in Savoyard, KY on February 22, 1929, to the late Luther and Elizabeth Yates. He graduated from high school and attended Kentucky State University before embarking on his 30 year active duty Air Force career followed by an additional 33 years of service to his country as a civilian DoD employee. He was a beloved member of the Kaiserslautern American military and German communities. Nappy is survived by his wife, Ursula L. Yates of Ramstein, Germany, and son, Michael Yates of Sacramento, CA. Memorial services will be held in private during the week of 18 - 24 August 2014 in the city of Ramstein, Germany.


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Sunday Worship Gatherings at 9 & 11 a.m.

community church Keeping it real, relational and relevant

August-Süssdorf Strasse 8 Ramstein-Miesenbach 06371- 407 808 info@frontlinecommunity.org www.frontlinecommunity.org

A Christian fellowship that gathers to study God’s word verse by verse so we can know, glorify and serve Christ.

Teaching the village, reaching the world!

We meet Sundays at 11 a.m. For more info call 06371-616793 or visit our website www.CCK-Town.org Industriestr. 50 66862 Kindsbach

Photo by Airman 1st Class Jordan Castelan

Senior Airman Christopher Jackson, U.S. Air Forces in Europe Band drum major, prepares to lead the USAFE Band during the opening ceremonies of the 2014 NitrOlympX Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile & Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme Drag Racing Championship at Hockenheim Ring, Germany, Aug. 9, 2014. Air Force bands support the global Air Force mission in war and peace by preserving national heritage, providing professional musical products and services for official military, recruiting and community events.

KAISERSLAUTERN

www.ktowncoc.org

CHURCH OF CHRIST

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

Pastores/Directores:

Harry y Cristina V. Rodriguez Jr. Uberm Weiher 2 (GPS-Am Rauhen Biehl 2) 55774 Baumholder Iglesia: 06783-185-0980 Handy Pastor: 01577-9105550

SHAMMAH WORSHIP CENTER New location: Bruchwiesenstr. 16, 66849 Landstuhl

Domingo:

Worship service: Sunday, 10:00 a.m. Call: 0 63 74 - 80 10 719 for more information www.shammahinternationalworshipcenter.com

Samuel & Patricia Boswell Pastors

Preparing God’s people, fulfilling God’s call Ephesians 4:12

Servicio de Adoracion: 1100hr Martes Ayuno de damas: 0900 hr Miercoles: Estudios Biblicos: 1900 hr

Baumholdercentrodeadoracion.com

Air Force and Army Chapel Schedule

Protestant Services

POC for Miesau, Landstuhl and Daenner is the USAG R-P Chaplains Office in Bldg. 2919 on Pulaski Barracks. DSN 493-4098, civ. 0631-3406-4098 Miesau Chapel (Bldg. 3175) Seventh-Day Adventist Worship Sabbath School: 9:30 a.m. Saturdays Spanish Sabbath School: 9:30 a.m. Saturdays Worship: 11 a.m. Saturdays Small Group: 6-7 p.m. Tuesdays Landstuhl Community Chapel (Bldg. 3773) Worship: 11 a.m. Sundays Children’s Youth Church: 11 a.m. Sundays Daenner Community Chapel (Bldg. 3150) Chapel Next Worship Worship: 10 a.m. Sundays Children’s Church: 10:30 a.m. Sundays Ramstein North Chapel (DSN 480-6148, civ. 06371-47-6148) Contemporary Service: 11 a.m. Sundays Ramstein South Chapel (DSN 480-5753, civ. 06371-47-5753) Liturgical Services: 9 a.m. Sundays Liturgical Sunday School: 11 a.m. Sundays Traditional Service: 11 a.m. Sundays Vogelweh Chapel (DSN 489-6859, civ. 0631-536-6859) Gospel Service: 11 a.m. Sundays. Protestant education classes are available for all ages at Vogelweh, Ramstein, Landstuhl and Daenner. For information, call DSN 480-2499/489-6743 or civ. 06371-47-2499/0631-536-6743.

Catholic Services

Daenner Community Chapel (Bldg. 3150) Religious Education (grades K-8): 11 a.m. Sundays Confession: 11:45 a.m. Sundays Sunday Mass: noon Landstuhl Community Chapel (Bldg. 3773) Religious Education (following Mass) Confession: 8:15-8:45 a.m. Sundays Sunday Mass 9 a.m. Ramstein North Chapel (DSN 480-6148, civ. 06371-47-6148) Daily Mass: 11:30 a.m. Monday-Friday Sunday Mass: 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Confession 4-4:45 p.m. Sundays Vogelweh Chapel (DSN 489-6859, civ. 0631-536-6859) Confession: 4-4:45 p.m. Saturday Mass: 5 p.m.

Jewish Religious Services

Ramstein South Chapel Synagogue (DSN 480-5753, civ. 06371-47-5753) Shabbat Evening Service: 7 p.m. Fridays

Islamic Services

Ramstein South Chapel Mosque (480-5753) Jumu’ah Prayer, 1:30 p.m. For religious education and daily prayers, check the prayer schedule

Orthodox Christian

Kapaun Chapel (DSN 489-6859, civ. 0631-536-6859) Divine Liturgy: 9 a.m. Sundays Confessions by appointment

Youth Group Kaiserslautern Youth of the Chapel (Religious Youth Center, Pulaski Bks., Bldg. 2869) “Plugged In” Middle School Youth Group: 2-4 p.m. Sundays Café Dinner (for students and their families): 4:15-5:15 p.m. Sundays “The Rock” High School Youth Group: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Sundays More information: www.kmcyouth.com Protestant Youth of the Chapel Ramstein North Chapel "Vision" Middle School Ministry Tuesdays 3:15-5:00pm "Salvage" High School Ministry Tuesdays 7:00-8:45pm Vogelweh Chapel Teen Bible Study Wednesdays 7:00-8:00pm Info: www.ramsteinpyoc.blogspot.com

Episcopal (St. Albans) 10:30 a.m. Sundays, Kapaun Chapel

Korean Service 1 p.m. Sundays, Ramstein South Chapel

Unitarian Universalist Service, 1:30 p.m. second and fourth Sundays (Sept.-May), Kapaun Chapel

Wiccan 7 p.m. first and third Saturdays, Kapaun Annex

Confessional Lutheran (WELS) 4 p.m. second and fourth Sundays, Ramstein South Chapel


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Photo by Airman 1st Class Michael Stuart

Staff Sgt. Larry Hampp, 435th Construction and Training Squadron heating ventilation air condition instructor, works on a field-deployable, environmental control unit during a seven-day heating, ventilation and air conditioning course on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Aug. 6, 2014. The FDECU is used to control the temperature of the facilities in deployed locations and costs around $10, 800.

Photo by Airman 1st Class Michael Stuart

Staff Sgt. Patrick Robinson, 435th Construction and Training Squadron heating ventilation air condition instructor, moves a fielddeployable, environmental control unit during a seven-day heating, ventilation and air conditioning course on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Aug. 6, 2014. The FDECU is a five-ton air conditioning unit used to heat and cool a variety of military shelter systems such as personnel tents and communications facilities at deployed locations.

HVAC Airmen refresh contingency skills by Airman First Class Michael Stuart 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Whether in Alaska shivering during the long winter months or stationed on the sandy beaches of Florida, every Airman should have heating, ventilation or air conditioning. That’s why the 435th Construction and Training Squadron gives heating, ventilation and air conditioning training to Guard, Reserve and active-duty Airmen to sharpen their HVAC abilities. The 435th CTS teaches monthly seven-day contingency HVAC training for deploying Airmen from all over the Air Force. From keeping computers from overheating, to ensuring food doesn’t spoil, temperature regulation is a vital part of Air Force mission success. Each day starts off with a classroom session going over the fundamentals to ensure the Airmen are comfortable with the material. “I already knew the material we went over today, but this course just makes me more confident when in the field,” said Senior Airman Robert Stocks, 52nd Civil Engineer Squadron HVAC journeyman,

from Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany. After some time in the classroom each day, the Airmen start the hands-on portion of the training. They take apart, inspect and troubleshoot field-deployable, environmental control units. The FDECUs are five-ton HVAC units that are used to heat or cool a variety of shelter systems such as personnel tents and communications facilities in deployed locations and cost around $10,800. Stocks said he felt more confident about being able to fix the FDECU after the hands-on training. The instructors of the class complete a two-week principles of instruction course to learn the proper ways to teach students, as well as how to make lesson plans. “I’m directly involved in helping train hundreds of members that come through this seven-day course ... giving them [the] knowledge to troubleshoot and fix contingency operation equipment downrange,” said Staff Sgt. Patrick Robinson, 435th CTS HVAC contingency silver flag instructor. “That’s my favorite part of my job.” Robinson said he feels he has a positive impact in helping sharpen Airmen’s abilities.

“Being an instructor and seeing people’s face light up when they learn something new or hear their positive feedback at the end of the course is a satisfying feeling,” said Robinson. “The exciting part of my job is seeing the result of my instruction. Two years ago I trained one of my students, and now he’s here right alongside of me instructing as well. That gave me the feeling that I inspired him somehow to come on the mission and help out other members of the Air Force.” According to Robinson, HVAC affects many people and helps the overall mission of the Air Force in multiple ways. “If you’re deployed to Africa, Afghanistan or many different countries, you’re directly involved in improving the quality of life of a lot of Airmen,” said Robinson. Robinson also said, that if he had to get others to join him in his career field, he would emphasize that his role, as instructor, touches lives. HVAC plays a significant part in the AF mission. Regulating the temperature of facilities in deployed locations, properly storing food and overall climate control is the work of the 435th CTS HVAC team.


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Education Notes E-Degree Plan

Starting Oct. 1, all personnel requesting tuition assistance are required to have uploaded their electronic Degree Plan into their education record in the Air Force Virtual Education Center site accessed through the Air Force Portal. Meet with your school’s academic adviser for your e-Degree Plan and then take the time to upload your courses. For assistance or for more information, contact the education center.

Music lessons

SKIESUnlimited music lessons are designed to teach all levels and abilities. Voice, piano, music, and violin lessons are available for children and youth ages 18 months to 18 years. Children and youth will participate in recitals. For more information contact: Parent Central Services, Pulaski Barracks, Bldg. 2898, 493-4516/4122 or 06313406-4516/4122; Family and MWR One Stop Shop on Landstuhl, Wilson Bks., Bldg. 3810, 486-8943 or 06371-86-8943.

Tween/teen connection

Adolescent Substance Abuse Counseling Service counselors will start two newcomers transition groups over the summer in the Ramstein Middle School MPH building. One group is for high school students and the other for middle school students. For more information, call 06371-47-3196.

Shakespeare for Young Actors

Shakespeare for Young Actors is an intensive approach to the spoken language of performance using Shakespeare as the benchmark. Students will be taught to speak in “Elevated Standard” or “mid-Atlantic” English with special emphasis on diction and elocution. Students will gain an understanding of the usage of “verse” vs. “prose” in literature and performance. Class dates are: Sept. 8 to Oct. 2, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays to Thursdays. Students will perform in An Evening of One Acts Oct. 3 to 5 and 17 to 19 with a possible additional performance on Oct. 10 to 11. Cost is: $150 per student and $100 per additional child. Open to ages 10-18. For more information or to enroll, contact KMC Onstage, 483-6626 or 06313406-6626, Kleber Kaserne, Bldg. 3232.

Computer-assisted piano class

SKIESUnlimited offers a computer-assisted piano class to help students learn how to play piano. Students receive both a 30-minute individual lesson and a 30-minute interactive piano lesson at a workstation with a stand-alone computer. Students are asked to bring piano books and other teaching materials that they may have if they have had piano instructions before. This class is offered Mondays and Thursdays on Pulaski Bks., Bldg. 2901. Open to ages 4-18. To register, con-

tact Parent Central Services, Pulaski Barracks, Bldg. 2898, 493-4516/4122 or 0631-34064516/4122; Family and MWR One Stop Shop on Landstuhl, Wilson Bks., Bldg. 3810, 486-8943 or 06371-86-8943.

Driver’s Education for students

IMCOM-Europe is proud to announce the availability of a comprehensive driver’s education program for high school students in Europe. It is made possible through a collaborative effort and contract with the German National Federation of Driving Instructors (Fahrlehrerverband). Do not miss out on this incredible opportunity for teens! For more information, and to register call: Parent Central Services, Pulaski Bks., Bldg. 2898, 4934516/4122 or 0631-3406-4516/4122 or Family and MWR One Stop Shop on Landstuhl, Wilson Barracks, Bldg. 3810, 486-8943 or 06371-868943.

Wuzuquan Kung Fu

Students will develop physical and mental skills while learning a 500-year old practice called Kung Fu. Open to ages 5-18. For class offerings, times and prices, contact Parent Central Services, Pulaski Bks., Bldg. 2898, 493-4516/4122 or 06313406-4516/4122 or Family and MWR One Stop Shop on Landstuhl, Wilson Barracks, Bldg. 3810, 486-8943 or 06371-86-8943.


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2AMSTEIN!IR"ASEs!UGUST

FITNESS

FAMILY & YOUTH

All Single Airman are invited to the Ramstein Bowling Center on 29 August from 2000-2300 for free bowling, free shoe rental and food specials. All 30 lanes will be available, just “show up” and bowl!

Come enjoy music, burgers & hotdogs fresh from the grill, face painting, bouncy castles and super sumo suits all while you shop! Saturday, 23 August from 1000-1400 at the Ramstein Community Center Bldg. 412 back parking lot. Call 06371-47-6600 for more details.

FREE Bowling- Single Airman Pre Labor Day Special!

Mom, Dad & ME Skate

Every Monday from 1000-1200, come escort your little one onto the skate floor at Crossroads Bldg. 2053 while enjoying a Disney movie on the big screen! For ages 7 and younger, $7 includes skate rental and movie.

ENTERTAINMENT

GI’s of Comedy Tour – FREE SHOW!

After enjoying dinner at Chili’s Grand Re-Opening, walk next door to Club E’ for the GI’s of Comedy Show! Doors open at 1900, show starts at 2000 – Monday, 18 August. Revel in the comedic styling of Benari Poulten, Thom Tran, Jose Sarduy and P.J. Walsh. This is a FREE show, adults only.

Mid-Week Mash-Up

Dance to all the current mash-up hits every Wednesday from 2100 at J.R. Rocker’s inside the Ramstein Enlisted Club. Open patio and drink specials available.

TRAVEL & ADVENTURE Ramstein Tickets & Tours Rhine & Wine Fest, 17 August Heidelberg, 21 August Dachau & Munich, 23 August

Ramstein Outdoor Recreation

Skydiving, 17 August Belay Certification Class – Buy 1, Get 2nd Half Off; 20 August Single Airman Intro to Stand Up Paddle Boarding, 23 August

Flea Market EXTRAVAGANZA is back!

You Suggest it, We ACT it out

The Ramstein Community Center’s specially trained team of Improv Comedians will blow you away with their hilarious antics based on your suggestions. Check out the Strike Force Comedy production, Improv Explosion on Saturday, 16 August. Doors open at 2000, show starts at 2030 in Bldg. 412. Tickets are $8, $5 for E-4 or below.

FOOD

Chili’s Grand Re-Opening!

Join us for the GRAND Re-opening of Chili’s at the Enlisted Club on Monday, 18 August at 1100. Now you will have two great locations to get all of your favorite appetizers, entrées, desserts and more! Come join us at either one of our great Ramstein restaurants… Chili’s Like No Place Else!

Breakfast at Woodlawn Grill

Enjoy a hearty breakfast burrito, platter or buffet available at the Woodlawn Grill Monday through Friday from 0630-1030 and all day Saturday and Sunday from 0630-1330.

OTHER

Free Lunchtime Potpourri Concert by the USAFE Band! All are welcome to come relax and listen to live folk, jazz and classical music performed by the USAFE Band on 18 August from 1145-1230 at the Ramstein Community Center Bldg. 412 Atrium. Bring your lunch or stop by the Pizza Gallerie or Flying Pig Bar-B-Que.

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21st TSC shows Soldiers the mechanics of vehicle safety by Sgt. 1st Class Alexander A. Burnett 21st TSC Public Affairs One of the privileges of being stationed in Germany is being able to drive on the autobahn. This road system is known for its increased speed limits and areas without speed limits entirely. In order to protect its Soldiers, one Army command is taking steps to prevent injury and loss of life or property on the open road. The 21st Theater Sustainment Command held a command-wide safety stand down day focused on vehicle and driver safety Aug. 7. Every unit within the 21st TSC took time out of their day to bring their Soldiers together to discuss driver safety, vehicle maintenance and the influence of alcohol on drivers. Unit leadership also educated their personnel on the dangers of driving fatigued, how to prevent a driving under the influence charge and the dangers of driving while distracted. Another

important topic of discussion was having a plan every time a Soldier gets behind the wheel of their car. “Safety is always important, no matter what the situation,” said Master Sgt. Eugene L. Saunders, the 21st Special Troops Battalion, 21st TSC operations noncommissioned officer in charge and a native of Pittsburg, PA. “The commanding general (Maj. Gen. John R. O’Connor) wanted this safety stand down. I think it’s great that he takes such a high interest in his Soldier’s well-being.” As an added precaution, every Soldier’s personally-owned vehicle within the command was inspected by an Army mechanic. The maintenance personnel ensured the vehicle fluids were at safe levels, the brakes were in working order, all lights were functional and that the tires had enough tread on them. “We are having the mechanics do an in-depth safety inspection on each vehicle,” said Staff Sgt.

Ian Dimmick, an operations noncommissioned officer with the 21st STB and a native of The Dalles, OR. “We want to make sure that each vehicle is checked before the Soldier leaves today.” Other organizations from U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz and the 21st TSC gave presentations including the fire department and Soldiers from the 18th Military Police Brigade. Although other topics such as fire safety and force protection were covered, the theme of the day came through in every presentation: today is about vehicle and driver safety. “(There are) higher speed limits in Germany, so everyone should have their car in tip-top shape, so they will not have any problems on the road,” said Brian J. Judge, the safety director for the 21st TSC and a native of Lawrence, MA. “Having your vehicle inspected by a military mechanic is a good way to prevent potential mechanical problems while driving.”

Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Alexander A. Burnett

Sgt. 1st Class Justin Puls, a career counselor assigned to the 21st Theater Sustainment Command and a native of Miami, FL, tosses a ball to a Soldier wearing “drunk goggles,” designed to simulate alcoholic intoxication, during a vehicle safety stand down on Panzer Kaserne Aug. 7.

Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Alexander A. Burnett

Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Alexander A. Burnett

Staff Sgt. Ian Dimmick, an operations noncommissioned officer with the 21st Theater Sustainment Command, 21st Special Troops Battalion and a native of The Dalles, OR, explains the procedure and form used for vehicle inspections during a vehicle safety stand down on Panzer Kaserne Aug. 7.

Spc. William P.A. Ross, a human resources specialist with the 21st Theater Sustainment Command’s Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 21st Special Troops Battalion and a native of South Lake Tahoe, CA, uses a fire extinguisher to put out a contained fire during a vehicle safety stand down on Panzer Kaserne Aug. 7. While the safety stand down focused on vehicle safety, the U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz Fire Department gave demonstrations on how to properly prevent and put out fires.


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August

Mark Your Calendar 2014 Events

» Lamsborn will sponsor its 38th International Hiking Days Aug. 23 and 24. Start and finish will be at the Dorfgemeinschaftshaus (community hall). Starting times will be on Saturday 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the 6- and 10-kilometer hikes and 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. for the 20-km hike; and on Sunday 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. for 6- and 10-km and 7 a.m. to noon for the 20-km hike. Starting fee is €2. To pre-register, call Lindrad Jung at 06372-8272 or email lindrad.jung@hotmail.com. For details, visit wwww.skifreunde-online.de. » The Deutsches Haus restaurant on Ramstein run by German armed forces offers lunch 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and dinner from 5 to 9 p.m. Visit www. deutscheshausramstein.de and find out about the menu, reservations and special events, or visit the restaurant’s facebook site. » Due to its 25 year anniversary USAG Rheinland-Pfalz BOSS holds a scavenger hunt from now through Sep. 10. There are 125 items on the scavenger hunt list. Each item is worth points — the more difficult the task, the more points you earn! The BOSS program that earns the most points wins! The scavenger hunt is open to all BOSS Service Members and the top two point-earners from both Kaiserslautern and Baumholder will receive an Outdoor Recreation Express Trip voucher or a Baumholder ATV Tour for two! Verification of the completed task with a photo, unit and name of Service Member is required with each submission. Submit verification photos on the Family and MWR Facebook page, Kaiserslautern FMWR. A complete scavenger hunt task list can be found at kaiserslautern.armymwr.com/BOSS. Have a fun and happy birthday, BOSS! » KMC Onstage Live Auditions: Come and audition for the first show of the season! KMC Onstage will host An Evening of One Act Plays in October, which will feature a variety of short plays. Auditions for this show will take place on Aug. 26 and 27, 7 p.m. Material will be available for cold-reading. For more information, contact 483-6626 or 0631-411-6626. » KMC Onstage offers all programming free of charge to Wounded Warriors and their guests at the Fisher House. Check out the season poster for current programming and contact KMC Onstage for tickets. For Landstuhl patrons, transportation may be arranged. Please contact KMC Onstage before 2 p.m. today if transportation is required for weekend shows at usarmy. kaiserslautern.usag.mbx.kmc-onstage@mail.mil; Kleber Kaserne, Bldg. 3232, 483-6626 or 0631-411-6626. » The Ramstein Enlisted Spouses’ Association will host an Aquatic Extravaganza Aug. 30 at the Ramstein Aquatic Center. Check in will begin at 5 p.m., food and games will begin at 5:30 p.m., and swimming will begin at 6:15 p.m. and last until 8 p.m. when the event ends. This event is open to all families of deployed service members, RESA members and guests. To RSVP, email resa.social@gmail.com no later than Aug. 20. RSVPs must include the age of children that will be attending.

» KMC Onstage and Hilltop Theater Present: ART KMC Onstage and Hilltop Theater have teamed up to present ART, a funny and touching comedy about friends and friendship. David has purchased a large, completely white painting with a few white lines on it and no one seems to be able to see what he sees. Find out what happens next by attending the show! This show was written by, directed by and stars three local actors from the Kaiserslautern and Baumholder communities. KMC Onstage show times: 7:30 p.m. Sep. 19 and 20, and 3 p.m. Sep. 21.Hilltop Theater show times: 7 p.m. Sep. 26 and 27, and 3 p.m. Sep. 28. For more information or to reserve tickets in advance, please contact KMC Onstage, 483-6626 or 0631-411-6626 or Hilltop Theater, 4857244; Civ. 06783-6-7244. » The first Toddler Picnic in the Park event, hosted by the New Parent Support Program, takes place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Wednesday during the summer at Pulaski Park on Pulaski Barracks. Parents with toddlers are invited to bring a picnic lunch and enjoy playing and picnicking with other toddlers. Toddlerspecific information will be provided, with topics ranging from summer safety to nutrition. For more information, contact the New Parent Support Program at 4934066/4058 or 0631-3406-4066/4058. » Book Club Survey: Are you interested in a possible Book Club at Rheinland-Pfalz Library? If so, please provide your feedback at the following link: https://www. surveymonkey.com/s/5SQYQDC. The survey is currently open and will remain open for voting until Sep. 1. For more information, contact Rheinland-Pfalz Library at Landstuhl, Bldg. 3810, at 486-7322 or 06371-867322. » Cowboy and Cowgirl Appreciation Night: Put on your best country and western gear and come to Kazabra Club for Cowboy and Cowgirl Appreciation Night! Enjoy dancing, games, bull riding and a free BBQ on Saturday. The event begins at 7 p.m. and is open to all ID cardholders and their guests, ages 18 and older. Cover charge: $5. For more information, contact Kazabra Club on Vogelweh, Bldg. 2057, at 489-7261 or 0631-5367261.

Jobs

» A USA Jobs Workshop will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 22 in the computer lab on Pulaski Barracks, Bldg. 2917. Want to learn more about finding a government job? Get the one-up on competition with hands-on instruction and assistance from our training employment readiness expert. Register in advance by calling 4934203 or 0631-3406-4203. » A Private Sector Resume Writing class takes place from 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 20 in Bldg. 2917 on Pulaski Barracks. Looking for a job in the private sector and don’t know where to start? Take this class designed to help prepare you in your career search. Learn important information about what an employer might look for on a resume. Register in advance by calling 493-4203 or 0631-3406-4203.

Support Groups

» Community for Autism Awareness, Understanding, Support and Education, or CAUSE, is a support group for members of the community who have an autistic family member to get information and get involved. The group meets from 6 to 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of every month in the media center at Vogelweh Elementary School. No registration required.

Classes & Training

» ACS Relocation Readiness offers two levels of German language classes: beginners and intermediate. In these classes, participants will gain a better understanding of the written and verbal German language. All course materials are provided to students free of charge. Classes run in 10-week semesters. Advanced registration is required as this class often fills up fast. For details, call 493-4203 or 0631-3406-4203. » Interviewing Techniques: Join our Employment Readiness Expert and learn the valuable skill sets needed to set an impression on prospective employers during a job interview from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Aug. 20. The class meets on Pulaski Barracks, Bldg. 2917. RSVP required. Please register in advance by calling the main ACS line, at 493-4203 or 0631-3406-4203. » The 5 Love Languages of Teens Aug. 19, 6 to 8 p.m. Join us in learning how to effectively communicate with your teenager in a language that they can understand by identifying their love language. Don’t miss this opportunity! Class meets on Pulaski Bks., Bldg. 2917. Please register in advance by calling the main ACS line, 493-4203 or 0631-3406-4203. » Dads 101: A Crash Course for New and Expecting Dads from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 21. Taught by an experienced dad. Topics include parenting for fatherhood, surviving the first few weeks, caring for your new baby, ways to keep your baby safe and more. This class will be held every Thursday of the month and meets at the Mom/Baby Unit (7D, second floor) at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center. For more information or to register, contact the New Parent Support Program at 493-4617/4058/4066 or 0631-34064617/4058/4066. » An “Expectant Parent Orientation” is taking place 8 to 11 a.m. every first Tuesday of each month. Join New Parent Support Program and many community counterparts at the Landstuhl Learning Center, Wilson Bks., Bldg. 3718, to get great information about pregnancy and newborns. No registration required.

Meetings

» Team Ramstein Hispanic Heritage Committee will meet 2 p.m. this Tuesday, Aug. 19 and 21, 26 and 28, and Sept. 2, 16 and 30 in the U.S. Air Forces in Europe chaplain conference room, Bldg. 562 on Ramstein. For more information, call Master Sgt. Delma Edwards at 480-5862 or Tech. Sgt. Luis Montero at 480-0977.


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Airman & Family Readiness Center MONDAY » Ramstein Spouses Orientation (RSO): 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., A&FRC » First Duty Station Officer Financial Brief: 10 a.m. to noon, A&FRC » USA Jobs workshop: 1 to 3 p.m., A&FRC TUESDAY » Reintegration Brief: 9 to 11 a.m., IDRC » Pre-Deployment Brief: 1 to 3 p.m., IDRC WEDNESDAY » Base INTRO: 7:30 to 11:45 a.m., E-Club » EFMP Playgroup: 10 a.m. to noon, Ramstein Community Center THURSDAY » Transition GPS Higher Education Track: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., A&FRC » Single Parent Support Group: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., A&FRC AUG. 22 » Transition GPS Higher Education Track: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., A&FRC » MFLC Lunch and Learn, “How to Handle Peer Pressure”: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., A&FRC For details or to sign up for a class, call the Airman and Family Readiness Center at 480-5100, or civilian at 06371-47-5100.

Child/Youth

» MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR FALL REGISTRATION. Spaces are limited, so don’t delay. Register on-line at www.86fss.com or call 06371-47-6444, Ramstein Youth Programs or 0631-536-6504, Vogelweh Youth Programs, for more information.

Ramstein Youth Center SUMMER CAMPS OUTLINE (AGES 9 TO 12) MONDAY TO AUG. 21 (NOTE: There will NOT be any camp Aug. 22 due to the Family Day). 9 a.m. to noon » Goopy, Fizzy Science » Soccer » Patchwork Morning: Quilting » Point, Click & Shoot: Digital Photography » Digital Illustration

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2 to 5 p.m. » Go Girls Go » Wet & Wild Water Fun » Pack N Go Foods for Back to School » Inking & Coloring » Digital Scrapbooking 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. » Sticks & Stones Outdoor Adventure For more information, call 06371-47-6444 or 480-6444.

Health and Wellness Center MONDAY Healthy Eating: 10 to 11:30 a.m. TUESDAY DASH: 10 to 11 a.m. THURSDAY Tobacco Cessation Class Part 1: noon to 1 p.m. BOD POD Assessments: 2 to 4 p.m.

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site, check labs, nurse advice line, medication refills and more. Register today at www.tricareonline.com.

ASACS

Adolescent Substance Abuse Counseling Service is a comprehensive program providing prevention education, and counseling services to 11- to 19 year-old ID card holders in the military community. ASACS’s mission is to provide comprehensive counseling services to adolescents and military families stationed OCONUS while enhancing military readiness and quality of life. In addition, ASACS offers Life Skills classes that promote health and personal development in the Department of Defense schools. We participate in supportive activities related to military life transitions as well as providing individual, group and family counseling services. ASACS counselors’ offices are located in Department of Defense schools for the convenience of military families. ASACS counseling services are completely confidential. Hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday; however flexible appointment times are available to meet the needs of military families. Contact your school ASACS Counselor for more information.

For more information, call the Health and Wellness Center at 06371-47-4292 or 480-4292 (HAWC).

Family Advocacy

» EXPECTANT PARENT ORIENTATION (MONTHLY): Every first Tuesday of each month, 8 to 11 a.m., Learning Resource Center, Bldg. 3718 at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center. Learn about birth registration, passports and much more. For more information, call the New Parent Support Program at 479-2098 or 06371-46-2098. For more information, call the New Parent Support Program at 479-2098 or 06371-46-2098. » RELAX ALREADY: Stress Management: 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 9 at the HAWC. Stress is an everyday fact of life, and not all stress is considered destructive. How an individual responds to the stressor will determine the impact in their life. Learn to identify types of stress and signs and symptoms of being stressed out. » PARENTING OF TWEENS AND TEENS: 5 to 7 p.m. Thursdays from Sept. 4 to Oct. 2 at Ramstein Middle School. Learn how to turn the challenges of raising a tween/ teen into opportunities for growth. Develop a positive and healthy relationship through improved communication. To register for classes, call 479-2370 or 06371-46-2370.

Military Family Life Consultants

MFLCs are licensed clinical providers who assist service members and their families with issues they may face throughout the cycle of deployment to reintegrating with their family and community. The MFLC Program provides short-term, non-medical counseling support for a range of issues including: relationships, crisis intervention, stress management, grief, occupational and other individual and family issues. Psycho-educational presentations focused on issues common to the military family including: reunion/ reintegration, stress/coping, grief/loss and deployment/reintegration. For more information, call 0152-24211233; 0152-02663352; 0176-69333243; or 0151-5674-8179.

SARC/SAPR

» SELF INITIATED CARE KIT, TWICE A MONTH. Call 479-2273 (CARE) to sign up for a class.

Part two of SAPR Annual Training will be the 3-hour small group discussion training that was offered in Part 1 in May. Everyone needs to complete Part 1 before Sept. 30. All military and GS civilians must attend a small group facilitator discussion with their trained facilitator and have UTM updated names in ADLS before Sept. 30. The SAPR office is open 24/7 and provides on-call response 365 days a year for the community. More than 80 trained and certified victim advocates are available.

» ATTENTION: TRICARE oline is available for your convenience. Schedule your own appointments, home care web-

For more information contact the SAPR office at 480-5597, or civilian at 06371-47-5597.

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Was ist Los? KMC Cultural Highlights

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

Performing arts:

Pfalztheater Kaiserslautern: • Summer break to September.For details, call 0631-3675-209 or visit www.pfalztheater.de. Kammgarn Kaiserslautern: • Summer break to Sept. 3. For details, visit www.kammgarn.de. Volkspark, Kaiserslautern (duck pond on Entersweiler-/Donnersberger Strasse): • The Music Association Hochscheid Reichenbrunn presents “Three Stars Music from the Saarland,” 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 24. Admission is free. Beverages and snacks are available. Children can enjoy an adventure playground. Ramstein-Miesenbach, in front of Haus des Bürgers: • American Night with the U.S. Air Forces in Europe Band ensemble, The Ambassadors, 8 p.m. today.

• Italian Night with Luigi Botta and Friends, 8 p.m. Aug. 22. • Spanish Night with La Frontera, 8 p.m. Aug. 29. In case of inclement weather, performances will be inside. Admission is free. Bildhaus Music Club, Hahnbacherhof (near 67701 Schallodenbach – go through Otterberg; Mehlbach is closed): • The quartet Dizzy Thang presents different types of blues, 8:30 p.m. Saturday. Visit www.bildhaus-krueger. de/termine for details. English Theatre, Gallusanlage 7, Frankfurt: • “Strangers on a train,” a bizarre psychological thriller by Craig Warner, based on the novel by Patricia Highsmith, Sept. 12 to Nov. 1. For details, visit www.english-theatre.org.

Miscellaneous:

• Kaiserslautern Gartenschau, through Oct. 31. Special events: “T-shirts, bags and tensides,” an interactive display on sustainable chemistry, to Oct. 12 in exhibition hall. Flower show, “4 Elements,” to Sept. 14 in flower hall. Saturday: Italian garden

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Gartenschau offers fun, music The Kaiserslautern Gartenschau offers playgrounds with water, a slide tower, pirate’s ship, crafting tent, adventure golf and other activities for children. An Italian garden party with the band DaVinci is 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday. The U.S. Army Europe Band’s brass quintet, Kaiser Brass, performs 2:30 p.m. Sunday in Neumühlepark. For details, visit www.gartenschau-kl.de.

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Otterberg celebrates Altstadt fest Every two years Otterberg celebrates its Altstadtfest or old town fest. It starts 8 p.m. today with the band Good Times presenting hits from the 1960s and 1970s. Saturday, Funhouse plays P!nk at 8 p.m. on the stage near the Abbey Church. Sunday at 11 a.m., the Music Association Harmonie performs before the U.S. Air Forces in Europe Band’s ensemble Wings of Dixie takes over at 3 p.m. Local clubs serve eating and drinking specialties. A flea market is set up 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in the church’s Kapitelsaal.

party with the band DaVinci, 6 to 10 p.m. on open-air stage. Sunday: Catholic worship service, 11 a.m. in willow church. The children’s tent in Neumühlepark offers games and crafting for children, 2 to 5 p.m. daily through Sept. 7. Tickets cost €7 for adults; €3 for children. Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. For details, visit www.gartenschau-kl.de. • Kaiserslautern, Japanese Garden open through Oct. 31. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For details, visit www. japanischergarten.de. • Kaiserslautern, Volkspark, medieval market, today to Sunday (read article on page 25). • Pörrbach, village carnival, Saturday to Monday. • Mehlingen, village carnival, today to Tuesday. • Enkenbach-Alsenborn, Am Geldloch (in forest), Schön raus Festival features musical program, theater, poetry slams, lectures, sprayers, painters, food specialities, children’s program, today to Sunday. Ticket for three days costs €15. • Dahn, city fest with vendors’ market, Saturday and Sunday. • Hermersberg (south of Landstuhl), schnapsgassen fest, Saturday and Sunday. • Winterbach (west of Wallhalben), village fest, Saturday and Sunday. • Massweiler (south of Wallhalben), village fest, Saturday and Sunday. • Rodalben (north of Pirmasens), town fest with live music on three stages, culinary specialties, today to Sunday. • Waldmohr, Marktplatz, Saarland Day, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today. • Maikammer (south of Neustadt),

Palatinate garden market, Saturday and Sunday. • Neustadt/Lachen-Speyerdorf, farmers and vintners fest, Saturday to Wednesday. • Friedelsheim (east of Bad Dürkheim), wine carnival, today to Monday. • Deidesheim (south of Bad Dürkheim) wine carnival, today to Tuesday. • Grünstadt-Asselheim, wine carnival, today to Monday. • Mannheim, Luisenpark, TheodorHeuss-Anlage 2, park fest, 5 to 11 p.m. Saturday. • Würzweiler (northeast of Rockenhausen), family bike event on 30-kilometer car-free route from Würzweiler to Pfaffen-Schwabenheim, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. • Wittlich (east of Spangdahlem), pig fest and carnival, today to Tuesday.

Flea markets:

• Kaiserslautern, Pfalz-Center (across from Daenner Kaserne), Saturdays. • Kaiserslautern, Toom Baumarkt, Hohenecker Strasse 10, Fridays. • Mehlingen, former Penny market (Tannenstrasse), 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. • Ramstein, Autokino, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. • Bad Dürkheim, Saline (salt-works in Kurpark), 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23 and 30. • Zweibrücken, Schlossplatz, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. • Saarbrücken, Universität im Parkhaus, Breslauer Strasse 1A, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.


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Introducing Local Auto Shops Roland’s Auto Agency - Repair Service

Roland’s Auto Agency has been operating since 1982. They are experts in repairing all makes and models of U.S. and German cars. At Roland’s, an all-in-one solution is the motto. Offered services are numerous, including bodywork and paint jobs, repairs of all kinds, towing-, muffler-, air conditioning-, tire- and brake service, tune ups, detailing and oil changes that are often neglected but very important to the life of an engine, as well as pre-inspections for POVs. Roland’s accepts VAT Forms, Visa and Mastercard. Opening hours are Monday to Friday 8:00 - 18:00. The entire staff speaks English and is waiting to serve you. Visit their website at www.rolandscarrental.com. Friendly and expert services are only a short phone call away or email RAagency@aol. com. Starting 1st of September, Roland’s will have a specialized motorcycle mechanic with over 20 years experience working with them.

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Roland’s Auto Agency’s car rental division is located in Ramstein, across from the Auto Kino. Roland’s Car Rental Agency has been operating since 1985. They offer an extensive rental package, including many different sized automobiles with full coverage insurance, not to mention a multifaceted line of trucks and 7/9 passenger vans, too. One of the many great features of Roland’s Auto Rental is that they specialize in dump tip trailers for quad-, motorcycle- and car transport. Roland’s also has a 7.5 ton tip truck and a motorcycle package for transportation in a van. VAT forms are accepted as well as Mastercard and Visa. Operating hours are Monday – Friday from 08:00-18:00, Saturdays from 09:00-13:00 and Sundays from 10:00-11:00. For more information please visit www.rolandscarrental.com. Call the team now or email RAagency@aol.com for your rental needs today!

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Boxing invitational

U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz will host a boxing invitational at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Miesau Fitness Center, Bldg. 1220. Participants must be military ID cardholders, ages 18 and older. Awards will be given to the first and second place individuals along with the first, second and third place teams. In addition, an award will be presented to the most outstanding male and female boxer in the competition. Weigh-ins and mandatory physicals take place from 9 to 11 a.m.; a coaches meeting will be held at 11 a.m.; the opening ceremony takes place at 7 p.m. Entry fee for spectators is $10 for VIP seats, $8 for floor seating for ages 12 and up, and $5 for bleacher seating for ages 12 and up. For questions, registration or more information, call 493-2088 or 0631-3406-2088.

RealRyder cycling class

Indoor spin cycle training takes place from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Kleber Fitness Center, Bldg. 3720 on Kleber Kaserne. Cost is $4 per class. RealRyder cycling is not child friendly. For details, call 483-7610 or 0631-411-7610.

Functional fitness classes

Functional fitness classes are now available at the Kleber Fitness Center. Come find out what everyone is talking about, and get in shape with constantly varied functional movements at high intensity. Class days and times are 5:30 to 6:15 a.m. and 6:30 to 7:15 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; and 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Cost is $4 per class. Early morning classes are free for active-duty military in PT uniform. For more information, contact the Kleber Fitness Center, Bldg. 3235, at 483-7610 or 0631-411-7610.

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Taekwondo Classes

SKIESUnlimited Taekwondo Classes are now being offered at the Landstuhl Fitness Center, Bldg. 3722 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 5 to 6 p.m. for beginners and 6-7 p.m. for yellow belts and up. Parents are welcome to join with their children. For more information contact Parent Central Services, Pulaski Bks., Bldg. 2898, 493-4516/4122 or 0631-3406-4516/4122. Family and MWR One Stop Shop on Landstuhl, Wilson Bks., Bldg. 3810, 486-8943 or 06371-86-8943.

KMC Ambassadors Baseball and Softball Club sign ups

The KMC Ambassadors Baseball and Softball Club is holding sign-ups for the upcoming developmental season on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 6 and 7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the KMCC Food Court. The program is open to all DoD, NATO, DoD Civilian and Contractor personnel within the KMC area. Baseball is available to players ages 10 to 18, and Softball is available to players age 9 to 18. Coaches are also needed, and you don’t need to have a player in the program to participate. Anyone interested can come to the KMCC Food Court on the above days or contact Ms. Pamela Fiorito at 480-2032.

Recreational soccer

Meet new people, get in shape and play soccer from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Sunday at the Miesau Fitness Center, Bldg. 1220. Open to U.S. ID cardholders, Department of Defense civilians and retirees, ages 16 and up. To play or for more information, contact Robert Michels at 486-8939 or 06371-86-8939.

Disc golf at Pulaski Park

Outdoor Recreation now offers disc golf at Pulaski Park. Grab a team, pick up a Frisbee, and take advantage of this interactive flying disc game that requires precision and accuracy. The brand new disc golf course at Pulaski Park is open for public use. Frisbees may be rented from Outdoor Recreation, or you may bring your own. For details, contact Outdoor Recreation, Bldg. 2905 on Pulaski Barracks, at 493-4117 or 0631-3406-4117.

THE JOSIE SEEBECK MEMORIAL “FIRED UP” WALK/RUN 2nd Annual Walk/Run August 16, 2014 at 14:00 Ohmbachsee, in Gries, Germany $20 registration

Josie lived life to the fullest while touching and inspiring those fortunate enough to know her.

Josie was a 2012 Ramstein High School graduate who died from an auto accident August 4, 2013. Josie was a gifted athlete who earned the Stars & Stripes Female Soccer Player of the Year Award in 2011. In 2012 she was offered a scholarship with the Central Michigan University Chippewas.

The Josie Seebeck Memorial Scholarship was established to keep Josie’s memory alive and to provide DoDDS-E student-athletes who emulate her drive, passion, determination, commitment and tenacity with the opportunity to continue pursuing their athletic and academic dreams.

Please contact Ricardo Buitrago at r.buitrago68@yahoo.com for more information.


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Medieval group holds market, celebrates 20th anniversary by Petra Lessoing 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs The association for medieval culture and fantasy role-playing called “Die Legende,” the legend, holds its 10th legendary medieval market today through Sunday at Volkspark in Kaiserslautern. “This year we are celebrating our 20th anniversary,” said Legende member Mark Schutte. “Doors open at 1 p.m. today and the official market opening with Kaiserslautern’s lord mayor and distinguished visitors takes place at 7 p.m. at the music pavilion.” In Volkspark, amidst old trees, visitors are taken on a journey into the Middle Ages. An entertaining program is presented with fire shows, activities on stage, artists’ presentations and walking acts to include music groups, minstrel singers, dance groups, jugglers, court jesters, magicians and fire-eaters. About 800 participants dressed in old costumes display living in medieval times. They will house in a camp consisting of about 300 tents. More than 120 craftsmen and vendors’ stands will be set up. Craftsmen such as blacksmiths, lantern makers, basket makers, tanners, armorers, printers and makers of coats of mail will present former skills. Vendors will sell handcrafted and other items such as perfumes, glass products, jewelry, wreaths, ceramics, candles and bee products. Knights in armaments will demonstrate fights with different weapons in the knights’camp. Culinary and drinking specialties being offered include flat cakes, chicken wings, meat on a spit, goulash, raisin bread, mead, malt whisky, dark beer, juices, teas and wines. A special children’s program features a wooden merry-go-round and Angvik’s dragon boat. Children also can try archery, do pottery, play medieval games, listen to fairy tales and watch magicians. Fire shows are scheduled for 9 p.m. today and Saturday. “We expect about 30,000 visitors from all over to join us this weekend,” said Schutte. “We gave USO in Landstuhl 50 tickets for wounded warriors. We also arrange their transportation,” he added. Free shuttle buses are available to take visitors from the P+R parking lot

near autobahn A6 exit KaiserslauternEast to the medieval market in Volkspark. Buses will run during the market’s opening hours and until one hour after closing, Market hours are 1 to 10 p.m. today, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday. For details, visit www.DieLegende. com/mittelaltermarkt.html. The 10th legendary medieval market is open 1 to 10 p.m. today, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday. Admission is €6 for adults and €2 for children and visitors in medieval costumes. Children shorter than a sword (4.5 feet) are admitted free. Advance tickets are available at the Thalia book store, Kerststrasse 9 in Kaiserslautern, phone 0631-36219814 and at Pop Shop, Spittelstrasse 8 in Kaiserslautern, phone 0631-64725. For more information, visit www.DieLegende.com.

Crafters present old craftsmanship at the medieval market today to Sunday in Volkspark in Kaiserslautern.

Various medieval groups present the Middle Ages today to Sunday in Kaiserslautern’s Volkspark.

Visitors can enjoy a medieval atmosphere during the medieval market in Kaiserslautern’s Volkspark today to Sunday.

Females in medieval costumes present old skills during the medieval market.

Visitors of the legendary medieval market in Volkspark can watch crafters presenting their skills today to Sunday.


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NOW SHOWING Editor’s note: Schedules and synopses are provided by the Army and Air Force Exchange Service. Movie times and dates are subject to change by the individual theaters. Please check with the theater to ensure accuracy. FRIDAY

The Expendables 3 (PG-13) 11:15 a.m. 2:15 p.m. 5:15 p.m. 8:15 p.m. Toy Story in 3D (G) 11:15 a.m. 4 p.m. Guardians of the Galaxy in 3D (PG-13) 1:30 p.m. 7:15 p.m. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in 3D (PG-13) 1:15 p.m. 6:15 p.m. Let’s Be Cops (R) 11 a.m. 2:30 p.m. 5:15 p.m. 8 p.m. 19:45 p.m. Planes: Fire & Rescue (PG) 11 a.m. 4:30 p.m. The Purge: Anarchy (R) 8:45 p.m. 10:15 p.m.

SATURDAY

The Expendables 3 (PG-13) 11:15 a.m. 2:15 p.m. 5:15 p.m. 8:15 p.m. Toy Story in 3D (G) 11:15 a.m. 4 p.m. Guardians of the Galaxy in 3D (PG-13) 1:30 p.m. 7:15 p.m. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in 3D (PG-13) 1:15 p.m. 6:15 p.m. Let’s Be Cops (R) 11 a.m. 2:30 p.m. 5:15 p.m. 8 p.m. 19:45 p.m. Planes: Fire & Rescue (PG) 11 a.m. 4:30 p.m. The Purge: Anarchy (R) 8:45 p.m. 10:15 p.m.

SUNDAY

The Expendables 3 (PG-13) 11:15 a.m. 1500 4:15 p.m. 6:45 p.m. Toy Story in 3D (G) 11 a.m. 5:15 p.m. Guardians of the Galaxy in 3D (PG-13) 11:15 a.m. 4:45 p.m. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in 3D (PG-13) 2:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. Let’s Be Cops (R) 11 a.m. 1:45 p.m. 7:15 p.m. Planes: Fire & Rescue (PG) 2:30 p.m. The Purge: Anarchy (R) 7:45 p.m.

MONDAY

The Expendables 3 (PG-13) 11:30 a.m. 2:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 8:30 p.m. Toy Story in 3D (G) 11 a.m. 3:45 p.m. Guardians of the Galaxy (PG-13) 2 p.m. 8:15 p.m. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (PG-13) 1:15 p.m. 5:45 p.m. Let’s Be Cops (R) 11:15 a.m. 2:15 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 8:15 p.m. Planes: Fire & Rescue (PG) 11:30 a.m. 5 p.m. The Purge: Anarchy (R) 7:30 p.m.

TUESDAY

The Expendables 3 (PG-13) 11 a.m. 2 p.m. 5 p.m. 8 p.m. Toy Story in 3D (G) 1:45 p.m. 6:45 p.m. Guardians of the Galaxy (PG-13) 1:45 p.m. 7:15 p.m. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (PG-13) 11 a.m. 4 p.m. 8:45 p.m. Let’s Be Cops (R) 11:15 a.m. 2:15 p.m. 5 p.m. 7:45 p.m. Planes: Fire & Rescue (PG) 11:15 a.m. 4:45 p.m.

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WEDNESDAY The Expendables 3 (PG-13) 11:30 a.m. 2:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 8:30 p.m. Toy Story in 3D (G) 11 a.m. 3:45 p.m. Guardians of the Galaxy (PG-13) 2 p.m. 8:15 p.m. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (PG-13) 1:15 p.m. 5:45 p.m. Let’s Be Cops (R) 11:15 a.m. 2:15 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 8:15 p.m. Planes: Fire & Rescue (PG) 11:30 a.m. 5 p.m. The Purge: Anarchy (R) 7:30 p.m. THURSDAY

Planes: Fire & Rescue When world-famous air racer Dusty learns that his engine is damaged and he may never race again, he must shift gears and is launched into the world of aerial firefighting. Dusty joins forces with veteran fire and rescue helicopter Blade Ranger and his team, a bunch of all-terrain vehicles known as The Smokejumpers. Together, the fearless team battles a massive wildfire, and Dusty learns what it takes to become a true hero.

The Expendables 3 (PG-13) 11:30 a.m. 2:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 8:30 p.m. Toy Story in 3D (G) 11 a.m. 3:45 p.m. Guardians of the Galaxy (PG-13) 2 p.m. 8:15 p.m. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (PG-13) 1:15 p.m. 5:45 p.m. Let’s Be Cops (R) 11:15 a.m. 2:15 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 8:15 p.m. Planes: Fire & Rescue (PG) 11:30 a.m. 5 p.m. The Purge: Anarchy (R) 7:30 p.m.

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Duplex in 66851 Linden, Krickenbacherstr. 32a, 130sqm, central heat., 4BDR, 2.5baths, garage, balcony, yard, BIK, liv/dinrm, pets welcome, €890+util. Avail 16 Aug. 0176-70737299 Duplex in 66919 Weselberg 10min to LRMC and A62, 130sqm 3BR 1.5baths, attic, garage, terrace w/small yard €980+util, 01717859082 or 06363-5481 Duplex in Glan-Münchweiler, 6rms, bik, liv/dinrm, bath w/ shower&tub, shower extra, laundryrm, storragerm, 2parking spots, 243sqm livsp. €1750+util. Avail now. 0175-2248841 or 06371-57136 Farm House, Reichenbach, 3bdrm, BIK, liv din 2bath, garage, yard, balcony, barn, €1400+ut, call 0152-57917435 Farmhouse Gries, €1200, 5bedr.1 livrm., 2shower, BIK, close to Miesau, Ramstein, avail, call after 17PM, 01715091305. Freest. House, WaldfischbachBurgalben with garden, new renov., 160sqm, 3 br, lrg liv-dinrm, new bik, 1.5 bath new, 2 cellar rms, lrg balc, 2 garage, new gas heating, SAT-TV, € 1.150 + util, 01520-9104557 Glan-Münchweiler/ 14km RAB, beautif.freest. house 200 sqm 5 bed, 2 bath, livingr. with galerie, 1 bik, basem. Garage. 1.380,00 € + util. Please call: 06301-719565 / 0172-6785550

Kaiserslautern American House Steinwenden 4br liv rm K-Town (Trippstadt): Quiet area, BIK 2baths balcony cellar yard near forest: Single house with inte€870 + util 0160-6555170 grated quest-room for visitors/family: 6 bedrooms, 1 fitted kitchen, Kaiserslautern city, FSH, 6BDR, dining-area, living room, 1.5 bath 4baths, gar, big garden + terrace. Available rent€1900,01726823232 Dzepe now (or later). Rental price (wizauer@aol.com, thout utilities): €1400,-- (incl. garage): Call owner: (0631) 3629912 Katzweiler, 280sqm, new duplex, garage, 4BR, €1900. Immo T. Looking for a house to feel good 016096096498 in? Glan-Münchweiler, modern, niKindsbach, 3BR duplex, garage, ce very large apt 220sqm, 2floors, studio, patio, yard. €1030 Immo 4BR, liv/dinrm, BIK, 2.5 baths, garage, 5balc, green area (looked afT. 016096096498 ter by landl), nice view, quiet area. KL-Dansenberg, brand new, Avail now €1150+util. 0175230sqm duplex, 4BR, 2.5bath, 6131643, 06383-7477 open firepl, garage, floorheat. €1550. Immo T. 016096096498 Mackenbach: Freestanding 5 bedr., 2 bath, living-diningrm., KL-Erlenbach, avail now, rowhou- built-in-kit., garage, small yard se, 3 flr, approx. 89sqm livspace, 1.700,-- € + util www.agra-immobi 1 lrg liv/dinrm, BIK, pantry, 2BR, lien.de 06371-57656 bathrm w/tub & shower & rm for washer/dryer, guest bathrm, attic Matzenbach, 1family house, approx 30sqm, 2balc, gas hea- 299sqm livsp, 10BR, 3bath, liv/ ting, SAT/Ant, basement, garage, dinrm, bik, yard+sged, firepl, douno pets, 10min to Panzer, Kleber, ble garage w/electr doors. Daenner, Vogelweh, Sembach, €2300+util. 0176-78992775 or RAB. €670+util. From private. Tel schaermann@web.de 06301-2080 / 0151-23726138 KL-Hohenecken: spacious town house avail Aug 20, 5mins to Vogelweh, 20mins to RAB. Very good neighborhood! 194 m², 4 Bedrooms, BIK, open dining/living area, fireplace. Small sunny garden, patio, castle view, balcony. Add 1-bed app. on gr floor w BIK, 3/4 bath incl in rent, ideal for teenage kids+guests. No pets! Call Ute 0179-4887982 or Ulrike 01797213864

House in Matzenbach, €1300, 063831307, nice house with 5 bedroom, 2 kitchen and 2,5 bathroom, floorhead, petts allowed, 10 Min. to the Airbas. House in Rodenbach, 125sqm livsp, 3BDR, liv/dinrm, BIK, 1.5bath, garage. €830+util + €830 deposit. Call 06374-1865 House in Schwedelbach, 3miles to airbase, 140sqm, 4BR, livrm, 2baths, kitchen w/electric appliances, basement, €950+util. Phone: 06304-919272 House in Sippersfeld, 10min to Sembach, 20min to RAB+KL, 4BDR, 1BIK, 1 ¾ bath, utilityrm, dinrm, livrm, 3balconies, garage, new bik, 140sqm livsp. €900+util. 06357-5967 or 0171-1214276 House in Waldfischbach-Burgalben, quiet area, 6BR, lrg livrm, bik, 2 3/4bath, 2balcony, yard. 06333-4131, 06333-1304 or 01781371146 House Kottweiler-Schwanden, 160sqm, 3BR, spacious livrm, w/ open firepl., garage, BIK, €950+util. 06371-51952

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Nice FSH in Ramstein-Miesenbach, 245 m², 5 BR, 2.5 Baths, Liv/Din Area, BIK, Basement, Double-Garage, Yard, No pets, Avail:Now, Rent: 1850 Euro + util.Reduced Fee! For more information please contact G.I. Bill Pay Service & Real Estate: 06371465407 or 0160-1065196 or ram stein@gibillpay.com . For further listings please view our website www.gibillpay.com/realestate Nice FSH in Weilerbach close to city center in, very quiet, 5rms, liv/ dinrm, utilityrm, bik, pantry, 2.5bath, attic, carport+2parking spots, terrace+lrg balcony, yard. 06374-1402 or 0173-6085174 or inge.simon@arcor.de Nice House Schopp, 10min Vogelweh / 20min RAM, 220sqm, 5BR, 3.5bath, BIK, 450sqm garden, beautif. panoramic views, av 20 Sep, €1600+util 015120106428 or 06301-2939 (Fam Siegfried)

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Explore your new home Great city trips, fun playgrounds for kids, delicious recipes and much more. There is so much more to Germany than the wonderful churches and castles. Have you ever heard of farm golf or seen a Celtic house? Kids and adults alike will enjoy investigating German houses of the past and whizzing down a hillside in a toboggan. From swimming pools to steel factories, there are so many places to visit. story by Julie Norkoli, contributing writer

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7 great day trips in Germany Potzberg Wild Animal Park Every day from spring to fall there is a Birds of Prey Show at the Potzberg Wild Animal Park. Even visitors who don’t speak German get a thrill when the hawks swoop past. The spacious zoo has several animals and is a wonderful way to catch a glimpse of the wild boar that dominate the local forests. Info at: wildpark.potzberg.de Volklingen Steel Factory The Volklingen Steel Factory closed its doors in 1986 when its equipment and manufacturing processes became obsolete. It is the only preserved plant of its kind and now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visitors are permitted to walk all around the plant for a fascinating self-guided tour. Blast furnaces that look like large canisters dominate the skyline. Cable cars run all over the plant like a chair

lift runs up a mountain. Walking around, smelling the dust, noticing the weather feeling the immensity of the factory sparks the imagination into seeing what it would have been like to work there. A tour of the plant takes around 3 hours and is well worth the short drive to the Saarbrucken area. Info at: whc.unesco.org/en/list/687 Luisenpark If you haven’t seen storks in the Ramstein area, you are sure to see them at Luisenpark. This unique and large park in Mannheim contains playgrounds, restaurants, and animals. Pink pelicans and flamingos play in the water. A butterfly may land on you in the butterfly house. Hidden behind the Chinese Garden are two terracotta Soldiers from an ancient Chinese burial site. From relaxing in the shade, climbing in the playground and viewing snakes

in the reptile house, this park offers something for everyone. Info at: www.luisenpark.de Keltendorf This Celtic living history museum lets visitors experience life in Germany 2,000 years ago. Children may get the opportunity to cut and sew leather to construct their own coin purse, or pound copper to make a medallion. See how grain was ground and check out the construction of Celtic structures. Plan ahead. This small museum is only open on the weekends. Info at: www.keltendorf-steinbach.de Read the full story online at www. militaryingermany.com/7-great-day-tripsin-germany

Perfect 1-day hike near the KMC Wolfstein is only a half-hour from the Kaiserslautern Military Community of Kaiserslautern, Ramstein and Landstuhl and the home to one of the greatest one-day hikes in Germany. The first stage of the Pfälzer Höhenweg, around the town of Wolfstein in the northwest of the region, allows you to enjoy a small but scenic part of the 100 km long trail. story and photos by Michael, contributing writer “It was, quite simply, the best oneday hiking trip we had ever done.” states Michael, blogger at Easyhiker. co.uk The loop around town, at a length of just under 12 km, is neither too exhausting nor so short that it would deny you the feeling of accomplishment (which then entitles you to an extra large serving at the dinner table). The trail leads you clockwise

around the town – imagine Wolfstein on the “12” – and provides a surprising degree of variety. In the beginning, in particular, you will get splendid views over the hills around you, but there is a lot of forest, too, all rounded off with a couple of castle ruins near the end. The trail is easy to find and, overall, very well marked. Simply turn left out of the hotel and follow the markers to the Youth Hostel (the “Jugendherberge”) – you are now on a “feeder route” of the Höhenweg – on a fairly steep climb

uphill and just continue straight – into the Höhenweg trail proper – when the hostel appears on your right hand side. From then on, just follow the trail markers – until the very end when you can already see the town from above. Which is when you must descend rather than continue uphill, which will be so obvious you can’t miss it! Before, however, there were a few close calls. None closer than 2 km from the end when you must take a steep right turn off the path on the ridge.

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*Laney GH50L all valve top guitar amplifier and 4x12 Laney speaker cabinet. Brand new, never left the living room. Amazing sound possibilities. Serious offers and details at 01723564442 1975 Cadillac El Dorado Convertable, White w/maroon leather interior. One of the last remaining in Origional Condition worldwide. €21,000, rocstar@live.de, 0176 32778953

2 yellow sun loungers w. yellow blankets and yellow pillows, $40, Electric guitar amp for sale; Rock- 01703432129,2 yellow sun umtron Rampage, ideal for practice brellas w. stands for water, $15 in your home and beyond.Fanta- 220 volt transformer. 1 X 75 watt stic gain characteristics, AGX noi- for $20. Contact Eric and Mia at se reduction, 8`` speaker with lots 063759949674. of volume asking $120.- call 0172 35 64442 An adjustable full-size bassinet Hama 5port switch 10/100, I ha- allows you to keep baby closer ve 2. They work and in good con- longer. Diaper changing table with dition. Selling because I don't use wipe clean fabrics that resist them. $10, ss2day@gmail.com mess during changes. Easily conKeyboard from ASUS, black, verts to a portable playard. Signawith number pad, brand new, ne- ture Graco® push-button fold maver used before! €3, copongracz@ kes closing your playard quick gmail.com**See pics on class- and hassle-free. Airy mesh on all sides for maximum ventilation. world.com Keyboard from Saitek, grey, Key- Convenient carrying bag for noboard from Saitek, grey, with num- fuss travel and storage. New priber pad, great condition! €3, co ce: 129.99, selling for $95, 06374pongracz@gmail.com, pics on 944368 or 0176-55247077 or email Doris.Koenig@gmx.de class-world.com Metal Slug Anthology, Wii game, played once, perfect condition - like new!, €15, copongracz@ gmail.com **See pics on classworld.com Rayman Raving Rabbits, Wii game, perfect condition, like new! €10, copongracz@gmail.com, **See pics on class-world.com Sagem D15t Cordless Phone (220v), Never used! Just sat in the box. It includes everything. $10, ss2day@gmail.com, SmackDown vs. Raw 2010, Wii game, like new!, €12, ccopon gracz@gmail.com **See pics on class-world.com Stearing wheel "Microsoft Sidewinder Force Feedback" for your PC! Love to play auto games? Wanna feel like yr r driving for real? Then dont miss this!, pics on class-world.com, €30, coemser@ gmail.com **See pics on classworld.com Super Mario Galaxy, Wii game, perfect condition, like new! €15, copongracz@gmail.com **See pics on class-world.com The Bigs Baseball, Wii Game, perfect condition, like new!, €8, coemser@gmail.com **See pics on class-world.com The Bigs2 Baseball, Wii game, perfect condition, like new!, €10, copongracz@gmail.com **See pics on class-world.com

Art Nouveau furniture over 100 years old. A variety of items, grandfather clock (Harmonium), crystal glasses, Murano glasses, Meisner porcelain figurines, 200 years old, coffee and Tea set. Call: 0177-5211480 Bible books etc, isabell_1_98@yahoo.com

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Book: Sophie Kinsella "Confessions of a shopaholic" in good condition, $3, 0175-6298926, pick up in Hochspeyer/Kleber/RAB. Bracelet - Brown, handmade! Beautiful accessory for any ocation, any outfit. Treat yourself to something nice or bring a smile to your best girl friends. €12, copon gracz@gmail.com, pics on classworld.com Bracelet - Gray/Black, handmade. Beautiful accessory for any occation, any outfit. Treat yourself to something nice or bring a smile to your best girl friends. €12, copon gracz@gmail.com, pics on classworld.com

Collection of leather bound, signed by the author, 1st edition books, mint cond. Over 100 different books. Authors include: Norman Mailer, William F. Buckley, Joseph Heller, Elie Wiesel, Donald Mc Dunne, John Updicke, Tom Zelda Twilight Princess, Wii ga- Wolfe, etc. $ 15.000 - serious inme, perfect condition, like new!, quiries only! Call: 0631-940213 or €15, copongracz@gmail.com 0151-270-19822

Cross Trainer 55 from Proform.As new Hardly used. But no handweights are included. €500,01711805105

Page 35 Handbag "Alexander": Brown, leather bag, hardly used, perfect condition! €8, pics on classworld.com, copongracz@ gmail.com

Coffee Cup Wonder Woman perfect as a present for your girlfriend, mother or close friend who is the "wonder woman" in your life! €6, coemser@gmail.com

Fender type Telecaster electric guitar. Masterbuilt, professional instrument. Excellent sound spectrum and tonal qualities. Must see and try! Tom at 0172 35 64442 Handbag "clutch style": Love to go out and dont want to use a big handbag? Dont miss out on this small, black bag. Perfect for going out at night!, €3, pics on classworld.com, copongracz@ gmail.com

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I am selling a Sunbed from Dr. Kern Modell NGR 241. The light tubes were exchanged and ran for approx. 300 hours. Also have avail 300 hours light tubes. (The new tubes run up tp 600 hours.) I am selling the sunbed for someone. The light tubes can be bought at ebay or directly from Dr. Kern. One or two tubes are possibly defect and need to be replaced. Bought for 3500 to 4000 DM. If you are interested please contact us, the sunbed is located in Kaiserslautern, Tel: 0176-55 24 70 77 06374-944368 (Doris) Jacket "Stones", perfect for men to wear in fall, 100% cotton, perfect condition, size 54 (german), €25, pics on class-world.com, co pongracz@gmail.com

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Nice necklace with heart-pendant in silver. New, nether worn. For picture please see classworld.com. €5, s.vogl75@web.de

Shamballa Bracelet - Lilac/white, handmade, adjustable in size, fits almost every wrist. Beautiful accessory for any ocation, any outfit. Treat yourself to something niOrg.Thomas Sabo Charm, price ce or bring a smile to your best new was 49€, never used, was a girl friends. €12, coemser@ bday present, selling price €20, gmail.com for pics please see classworld.com, s.vogl75@web.de Shamballa Bracelet - Purple/white, handmade, adjustable in size, Porcelain dolls, over 100 to choofits almost every wrist. Beautiful se from, all dressed. Price Obo accessory for any ocation, any Call: 0176-90796039 outfit. Treat yourself to something Pumps "Life", black, hardly nice or bring a smile to your best worn, great condition, size 9M!, girl friends. €12, copongracz@ €5, copongracz@gmail.com **See gmail.com pics on class-world.com Swarovski Crystal - Attention colPumps, black, hardly worn, great lectors! All retired pieces reduced condition, size 9M!, €5, pics on to half their value, All pieces over class-world.com, copongracz@ 40years old! Prices greatly redugmail.com, pics on class- ced! Great gift for any special ocworld.com casion! Private collection!The last two Retired pieces., whale, turtle. ROTJ Imperial Shuttle, This is a Call for info: 06332-41560 betvintage 1983 / 1984 Boxed Unu- ween 2pm to 8pm. Can deliver to sed Complete article.The box has RAB! been opened but that's it.NO play use of any kind, its comple Sweatshirt von GAP, perfect conte.omarrstanley@aim.com dition, like new. Size small., €5, co

JLO Parfum , $5, 0175-6298926, Pick up in Hochspeyer/Kleber Kaserne/RAB. Sandals "Anne Klein": Classy s..., Sandals "Anne Klein": Classy Long necklace with a heart & but- shoes, brown leather, great to weterfly pendant, different stones. ar at work or for going out at For pics please see www.class- night. Only slight signs of usage. world.com, €5, s.vogl75@web.de Size 9M, €5, pics on classworld.com, coemser@gmail.com

pongracz@gmail.com **See pics on class-world.com The Notebook from Nicholas Sparks - wonderful book!, €3, pic on class-world.com, copongracz@ gmail.com

Sandals "Life", black, always loved to wear them. Great with classy, fancy, trendy dresses or pants. Size 8.5M, €5, copon gracz@gmail.com **See pics on Necklace with a cross pendant, class-world.com color is bronze/brown, for pics Selling two Fender Stratocaster please see www.class-world.com, electric guitars. Never left the hou€5, s.vogl75@web.de se, top condition. One is a

There will be a open house on August 16,2014 held at the KMCC Hotel Conference room Ramstein 2nd floor from 12-3. Get information on being certified. For more information contact Doswell Makle at dfmj42@gmail.com or 015152587457

Shamballa Bracelet - Black/Gray, handmade, adjustable in size, fits almost every wrist. Beautiful accessory for any ocation, any outfit. Treat yourself to something nice or bring a smile to your best girl friends. €12, copongracz@ gmail.com

Werther International, winter jacket for men, brown leather and 100% lambskin. Perfect condition, size 58 (german size)! €40, co pongracz@gmail.com **See pics on class-world.com

Mega Crane, with remote control. Large size all functions works over 50 in. tall. $20., spvendor@ gmail.com,

Tommy Hilfiger Jacket for men, collector's item. Serious offers great condition, 100% cotton, siNecklace, fashion jewelry, black, and details at 01723564442 ze 54, €35 OBO, copongracz@ different pearls & stones, $5, gmail.com**See pics on classSentry Safe Fire Protection, $10, s.vogl75@web.de world.com 2 keys, Its in condition its small. Its good for holding personal stuff T-Shirt "America", perfect condior watches, jewelry. Selling in AAtion, like new, size small! €5, co FES for $15. I am selling because pongracz@gmail.com ***pics on I no longer need it. ss2day@ class-world.com gmail.com,

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Antique corner desk. See photo on KA classifieds web page. Contact Eric and Mia at 063759949674., €150, eyates9761@aol.com

!!! A beautiful German white shrank with glass vitrine and lighted bar (€300) and a complete set of Black Leather Bound 1987 Encyclopedia Brittanica (make an offer) 01704019648

Kaiserslautern American Antique reproduction secretary Dresser pine wood, $70, desk. See photos on KA classi- isabell_1_98@yahoo.com or fieds web page. Contact Eric and 017622987498 Mia at 063759949674., €120, eyates9761@aol.com Executive writing desk, $1500, Antique oak writing desk in excellent condition, centre piece of any Black wooden coffee table w. study or library, drawers on both glass top for pick-up, $35, sides: in total 18 drawers, green 01703432129 leather top, table is from 1890, Frank-Schmitt@live.com Beautiful softwood cabinet for Fog at Sunset Landscape Photo clothes, dishes or TV/Stereo für w/frame to order Picture Frame pick-up in Kaiserslautern €800, Price30 x 20cm 45.4 x 35.4cm 01703432129, 85€ Available in other sizes & formats jteeselink@hotmail.com

Belgium Oak Buffet - Circa 1920. Hand carved, with Brass Handles, Leaded Glass, and Inlaid Tiles. A Antique 100 y.o. German china beautiful addition to any home. cabinet, matching dining table Call Bill @ 0151-511-90027. with 4 chairs. See photo on KA classifieds web page. Contact Eric and Mia at 063759949674., Café house table with marble top. 50cm diameter with metal ta€950, eyates9761@aol.com ble-leg. €60. 06374-1717 or 015772670561

Antique bench with cushion seat, storage space and wheels. See photo on KA classifieds web page. Contact Eric and Mia at 063759949674., €600, eyates9761@aol.com

Antique French armiore with mirror doors. Louis IV style. See photo on KA classifieds web page. Contact Eric and Mia at 063759949674. , €800, eyates9761@aol.com

German double bed from IKEA with 2 small bedside tables. Mattresses and slatted frame are not included. Great condition. For pick up only! Located in 67657 Kaiserslautern. Asking €100. Call Jacky 0179 - 535 28 27

German Sideboard and Highboard for Sale. Oak-rustic color, solid wood. Great condition! New €1200 each, now selling for €200 Coffee table, round w/glass top, each! Call: 0176-907-96039 chrome table-legs. €60. 063741717 or 0157-72670561

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