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August 17, 2012

Volume 36, number 33

Team Ramstein hosts international jump week by Airman 1st Class Trevor Rhynes 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Six countries provided more than 150 paratroopers to participate in International Jump Week hosted by the 435th Contingency Response Group from Sunday to today near Ramstein. The paratroopers came from the Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, and the U.S. Air Force and Army and jumped from two C-130J Super Hercules aircraft and one C-17 provided from the Heavy Airlift Wing from Papa Air Base, Hungary. “International Jump Week is an opportunity for U.S. and partner forces to get together for five or six days here,” said Col. Mark Visconi, 435th Contingency Response Group commander. “We practiced jumps into Alzey, Germany, to trade tactics, techniques and procedures as well as build partnerships between multiple forces.” The 435th CRG hosts the event with help from members of various Air Force and Army units in the area. “The Contingency Response Group hosts this event, but we have members from all across the 435th Air Ground Operations Wing. There is a significant amount of planning between aircrews, and personnel,” Visconi said. “The 37th Airlift Squadron and the Heavy Airlift Wing brought the aircraft here. There’s also coordination with our See JUMP, Page 7

Photo by Airman 1st Class Trevor Rhynes

A German paratrooper attempts to pull his chute in after landing in a field during International Jump Week 2012 Wednesday in Alzey, Germany. Members of six NATO countries came together to trade jump tactics and techniques and got the opportunity to earn the other nation’s jump wings.

New USAFE commander shares priorities, gets personal

Ramstein Welfare Bazaar

Sept. 13 to 16 in hangars 1 & 2, giant tent

27 DAYS Hosted by the Ramstein Officers’ Spouses Club


ing mission requirements and dwindling resources. Breedlove comes to USAFE from Washington, D.C., where he served as vice chief of staff of the Air Force and was responsible for a broad set of requirements and responsibilities. He managed major acquisition programs, such as Joint Strike Fighter and the LongRange Strike Bomber. No matter the project, his focus remained on accomplishing

the Air Force mission in a constrained fiscal environment with limited resources. “I think my past assignment will help me make decisions here at USAFE and also help me interact with our NATO partners” he said. “I have a good understanding of the priorities of the chief and secretary of the Air Force.” The general said there will be no immediate changes in USAFE, but said his priorities


Gen. Philip M. Breedlove, new U.S. Air Forces in Europe commander, outlined his priorities, vision, challenges and personal experiences during an interview Aug. 8 on Ramstein. “I am so proud of this command — our Airmen have accomplished so much in these past three years,” said

Breedlove who left Ramstein in 2009 after serving as 3rd Air Force commander. “We have an incredibly huge mission here, taking care of two vastly different combatant commands in EUCOM and AFRICOM, on two huge continents spanning over 100 countries.” As fiscal constraints continue to be a concern throughout the Air Force, USAFE leadership is faced with balanc-


by 1st Lt. Christine Guthrie U.S. Air Forces in Europe Public Affairs

Fence removal symbolic of joint unity, Page 12

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fall into three areas: mission, Airmen and families. “Mission is first. Secondly, I truly believe the Airmen are our primary weapon system. Many nations in the world have great air forces; many nations in our world may rival us as our Air Force gets smaller, but no nation in the world has the Airmen that we have,” Breedlove said.



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Make the tough call by Chief Master Sgt. Keith Pudlowski 86th Medical Group superintendent For years now, we have lived with and complained about inflated Enlisted Performance Reports that plague our rating system. It has been addressed as a failure of the rater to make the “tough call.” The finger is continually pointed at those first-line supervisors for lack of fortitude in being reluctant to provide markdowns or reduced ratings. Raters are seen as the culprits and the entity that needs to right this wrong. I have to say, sorry, but I beg to differ. We, as leaders, own respon-

sibility for the current state of our rating system. Leadership allowed ratings to get inflated; and through our reluctance to change perceptions have become a barrier to fixing the issue. Raters have been conditioned by the feedback provided by leaders through the years, either verbally or implied. The onus is on leaders to have the philosophical change in how we view reports and to communicate that to the raters. Leaders have to be the ones to start making the “tough call,” and begin to accept that a markdown does not degrade the overall rating. A “4” EPR is “Above Average” and does not imply the Airman is a slug with problems.

Please don’t misread my message, I believe wholeheartedly in “Excellence in All We Do” as the goal and standard. In an organization with America’s finest, most dedicated and highly skilled men and women the rating system we should have, being labeled above average would still be pretty good and would warrant merit and not condemnation by one’s superiors. I’m not advocating for a lessening of standards, only realistic ratings and perceptions based on those ratings. Why is a “firewall 5” EPR viewed so drastically different from a “5” EPR with a markdown? Are they not both “Truly Among the Best?” Why the enormous and

impacting disparity? Leaders have escalated the negativity associated with markdowns to the point that a markdown overshadows the actual overall rating. Raters wouldn’t be so hesitant to markdown Airmen if leaders accepted and focused more on the overall rating. Why do we disapprove or request letters of justification for decorations on Airmen with consistent ratings of “5” on EPRs, but with markdowns? Aren’t the “5/Truly Among the Best” ratings not justification for rewarding their performance? Again, what message have we relayed to our raters when a markdown is interpreted so dramatSee CALL, Page 7


Speeding on Lawn Avenue issue answered Editor’s Note. The following commander’s action line question was edited for accuracy, brevity and clarity. QUESTION: There is a continuing trend on Lawn Avenue, between Arnold Circle and Harmon Avenue (the main road adjacent to the bowling alley). I’ve called law enforcement requesting assistance and informed them of this problem. The response I get seems to be one of concern, but not priority. There is an issue with motorists exceeding the 30 km/h speed limit down that roadway, which is frequently crossed by pedestrians on a daily basis. Bike-patrol stings and posted squad cars have done little to dissuade excessive speeding down this roadway. As a pedestrian, I cross this roadway multiple times a day for duty and I utilize the crosswalk directly in line with Bldg. 2108, to and from the Chili’s parking lot. I make a point of that because over the past year, I had five incidents of nearly being hit. I filed a complaint and reported the incident to security forces. I have fellow Airmen and customers daily who all had similar situations. This driving attitude carries itself into the

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adjoining parking lot where motorists drive in excess of 20 to 30 km/h. This issue is further complicated by the lack of a walking path between vehicles. Why can’t we put speed humps in this area? I appreciate your attention to this matter. If I can be of any further assistance, please let me know. RESPONSE: Thanks for bringing these safety items to our attention. Speed humps are considered a traffic-calming device, not a traffic-control device, and are used mainly for school zones and residential streets. They are not considered transit (routes for busses or trucks) or snow routes. A site must have a legitimate speeding problem verified by observation and radar surveys with the 85th percentile speed at least 5 mph (8 km/h) above the posted speed limit. Lawn Avenue between Arnold Circle and Harmon Avenue is classified as a secondary roadway (non-residential). The posted speed limit is 30 km/h and the 85th percentile is 32 km/h. The average daily traffic flow is 4,698 vehicles with 16 percent being truck traffic. This section of roadway is a bus and snow

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route. Data collected indicated the average gap time between vehicles was 30.70 seconds, well above the eight second minimum required for pedestrians to cross the street. Based on data collected and the guidelines provided, speed humps will not be used. However, 86th Civil Engineer Squadron will add crosswalk signage at both crosswalk locations. Once the new signage is installed, CE will monitor the traffic along Lawn Avenue again. The parking lot for Bldg. 2140 is a multi-use parking lot with no definitive destination. Two crosswalks across the length of the parking lot would eliminate much needed parking stalls. The speed limit for these parking lots is 15 km/h as specified in AWI 31-201 chapter 4.2.2. Security forces will engage with those driving in excess of the posted speed limit. CE will add reminder speed limit signs at the entrances along with speed limit markings on the pavement. The Ramstein Air Base traffic engineer will monitor the situation and keep in contact with 86th Security Forces Squadron and 86th Force Support Squadron with regards to future issues or concerns with the Bldg. 2140 parking lot.


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Taking care of the Airmen to enable, train and equip them properly will be one of his focuses, he said. He believes that to accomplish the mission and be an effective Airman, individuals must have their personal priorities in order, and, he said, that begins with the family. After 33 years of marriage to his wife Cindy, Breedlove developed a mantra that he’s coveted for most of his career. “The family was before the Air Force, the family was during the Air Force, and the family is after the Air Force,” he said. “Family is permanent and the Air Force is temporary.” With family needs met, the mission takes care of itself, he added. The Breedloves are no strangers to Europe. This is their seventh tour to the continent, and their fifth tour to Germany. He’s served as commander, 31st Fighter Wing, Aviano Air Base, Italy; vice commander, 16th Air Force, Ramstein AB, Germany; and commander 3rd AF. His first assignment to Germany with the Air Force was as a captain, F-16 Falcon pilot. “Captain Breedlove was really focused on being an incredible F-16 pilot,” Breedlove reminisced. “As I come back, it’s not my job to be the ace on the base anymore; it’s my job to organize, train and equip our force to ensure our Airmen meet the demands of both AFRICOM and EUCOM.”

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Breedlove will don several hats in his tenure as the USAFE commander. He is in command of U.S. Air Forces Africa and the Allied Air Command and is the director of Joint Air Power Competence Center. He said he understands the importance of maintaining a fair balance between work and life, and credits his wife for keeping him grounded and focused on their children. A southern gentleman at heart, Breedlove was born and raised in Atlanta, Ga. “Fried okra, cream corn and sliced red tomatoes,” he said, smiling as he stated his favorite meal. As a Georgia Tech graduate, he spoke on how he thought his Yellow Jackets would fare this football season. “I will tell you that every year Georgia Tech faces challenges, and they just seem to keep having winning seasons, and keep getting to the bowl games,” he said. “While they play great football, I am more proud that they graduate a lot of people with engineering degrees who go on to do something other than football.” Besides football, Breedlove enjoys riding motorcycles. He owns a Harley-Davidson Street Glide and plans to take trips when time permits. “Motorcycling is a part of my family,” he said. “It’s a passion of mine, but more importantly is my passion for motorcycle safety.” He admits that motorcycle riding can be dangerous, and encourages Airmen to wear protective equipment properly and receive proper training.

Photo by Senior Airman Aaron Forrest Wainwright

Gen. Philip M. Breedlove is interviewed by American Forces Network, Aug. 8 on Ramstein. Breedlove is now commander of U.S. Air Forces in Europe, U.S. Air Forces Africa and Allied Air Command Ramstein.

“The only way to be an old man like me riding a motorcycle is to ride a motorcycle like an old man,” he said. In his change of command, he acknowledged the changes he’s seen USAFE Airmen undergo, and said he was blown away by how they accomplished missions in Libya and handled other conflicts. “I am jealous for not having been here while we conducted missions in places like Libya,” he said. “Day to day, our Airmen do incredible work, and I am proud to be back on the team.”

Welsh ‘humbled’ to serve as AF chief of staff by Tech. Sgt. Shawn J. Jones Air Force Public Affairs Agency JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. (AFNS) — The Air Force chief of staff flag passed to the service’s 20th chief in a ceremony here Aug. 10. Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, a 36-year Airman, stepped into the position, taking over for Gen. Norton Schwartz, who also retired from the Air Force during the ceremony. “Mark is respected throughout the Air Force for his exceptional leadership and ability to connect with Airmen,” Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley said. Raised in an Air Force family, Welsh said he found a role model in his father, a decorated combat pilot. “Today, I think he’d be proud of me,” Welsh said. “And any day a kid can make his dad proud is a great day.” Welsh emphasized the need for Airmen to understand the importance of the other services in joint operations, but also said Airmen shouldn’t underestimate the combat capabilities of their own service in

winning today’s fight. “No one else can bring what we bring to the fight, and any real warfighter knows that,” he said. “Don’t ever doubt yourself or this service. Welsh also addressed his stance on issues affecting the well-being of Airmen. “When it comes to Airman resiliency, suicide prevention, and sexual assault prevention and response, I believe you’re either part of the solution or you’re part of the problem,” he said. “There is no middle ground.” Welsh also said the Air Force must shape the future and that will require innovative thinking and different approaches to problems, along with modernization. Welsh was nominated by the president May 10 and confirmed by the Senate on Aug. 2. In his previous position as the commander of U. S. Air Forces in Europe, he was in charge of Air Force activities in an area of operations covering nearly one-fifth of the globe. Welsh, a 1976 graduate of the Air Force Academy, has served in numerous operation-

al, command and staff positions, such as commandant of cadets at the U.S. Air Force Academy, vice commander of Air Education and Training Command and associate director for military affairs at the Central Intelligence Agency. “When I became a squadron commander, I felt excited. When I became a wing commander, I felt proud. When I became a major command commander, I felt privileged and a little bit old,” he said. “Today when I was sworn in as chief of staff of the Air Force, I felt humbled to be given the honor of leading its incredible Airmen.” His experience includes nearly 3,300 flying hours, most of which came in the A-10 Thunderbolt II and F-16 Fighting Falcon. As the ceremony ushered in a new chapter in Air Force history, it also served as the final chapter for Schwartz’s four years as the service’s senior uniformed leader and his more than 39 years of military service. Schwartz’s career began in1973 after graduating from the Air Force Academy. He has logged more than 4,400

flying hours and participated in military operations in Vietnam, Iraq and Cambodia. “Anyone looking for an example of Air Force core values need look no further than Gen. Norty Schwartz,” Donley said. “Thank you for your lasting contribution to our Air Force and the character and quality of your service.” Defense Secretary Leon Panetta presented Schwartz with the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, which is awarded to service members who perform exceptionally meritorious service in a posi-

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tion of great responsibility. The award citation highlighted his success in restoring excellence in the Air Force nuclear mission, his efforts to partner with joint and coalition teammates in support of operations worldwide, modernizing the Air Force’s air and space inventories, and care for Airmen and families. Schwartz’s wife Suzie was also recognized for her devotion to Airmen and family support programs. “The Air Force has afforded us an honorable and rewarding journey for the entirety of our adult lives,” Schwartz said

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AUG. 7

5:15 p.m.: A major traffic accident was reported in Ramstein.

Kaiserslautern. 8:08 a.m.: Larceny and damage to secured private property was reported in Schrollbach. 1:15 p.m.: Shoplifting was reported at the Kaiserslautern Military Community Center.

AUG. 9

AUG. 11

10:33 p.m.: A drunken driver was reported on Ramstein.

AUG. 8

12:05 p.m.: A domestic assault was reported in Olsbrücken. 2:30 p.m.: Assistance was rendered on Vogelweh Family Housing after a suspicious person was sighted. 5:47 p.m.: A major traffic accident was reported in Katzenbach. The accident was caused due to failure to yield the right of way. 10:40 p.m.: A major traffic accident was reported at the Opel Circle in Kaiserslautern. The accident occurred when an animal crossed the road, causing vehicles to swerve. 11:50 p.m.: An exposure and drunk and disorderly was reported at the Armstrong’s Club on Vogelweh.

AUG. 10

6:54 a.m.: An aggravated assault, disorderly conduct and destruction of property was reported in

AUG. 12

AUG. 10 » Kaiserslautern: Body armor with plates and one combat helmet. » Rodenbach: One bicycle, one digital camera and one coat. » Börrstadt: One iPhone, one laptop, one laptop bag, one GPS and three books.

AUG. 13 » Prague, Czech Republic: One Common Access Card, one stateside driver’s license, one government travel card, one USAA debit card, one Service Credit Union debit card, one Star card, 4,000 Czech crown, €60 and one ration card.

1:30 a.m.: A domestic assault was reported in Olsbrücken. 3:15 a.m.: A disorderly conduct, failure to identify, and provoking speeches and gestures was reported in Kaiserslautern.

Neighborhood Watch training for Vogelweh and Landstuhl housing residents will take place at 3:30 p.m. Thursday in Bldg. 2787 (adjacent to NCO Academy) on Kapaun Air Station. The training will cover topics such as reporting procedures, information gathering and neighborhood watch structure. To be a part of Neighborhood Watch or for questions, contact Ramstein Security Forces at 480-1215/4782232 or 06371- 47-2050/06371-405-2232, or Vogelweh Security Forces at 489-7040 or 0631536-7040.

‘Jail and Bail’ fundraiser

Take Note

Reported Larcenies

4:37 a.m.: An assault was reported on Ramstein. 9:45 a.m.: Damage to private property was reported in Bann. 11:09 a.m.: A major traffic accident was reported in Hochspeyer. The accident was caused by inattentive driving. 9:36 p.m.: A major accident with injuries was reported between Krickenbach and Linden. The accident was caused due to excessive speed for road conditions.

Neighborhood Watch training

The 86th Security Forces Squadron is promoting an opportunity to place a co-worker, friend, associate or boss in custody. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 29 and 30 in the Kaiserslautern Military Community Center food court. Fill out a warrant, donate, and the rest is up to our defenders. Email with a detailed request or come see the 86th SFS at the KMCC on either day of the event to submit your warrant.

Estate claims

Anyone having claims or obligations for or against the estate of Airmen 1st Class Robert Hernandez, 86th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, should call the summary court officer, 2nd Lt. Douglas Schulte at 480-2051.

Ramstein Welfare Bazaar

August 17, 2012

Volunteers are needed for this year’s 48th annu-

AUG. 13

5:38 a.m.: A driving on a revoked license was reported on Landstuhl. 6:54 p.m.: Larceny of private and government property was reported in Prague, Czech Republic.


A family member’s son was barred from all U.S. military installations in Europe for his involvement in vandalism and drug use.


Aug. 10 — 5 volunteers, 9 calls, 10 lives potentially saved. Aug. 11 — 16 volunteers, 14 calls, 24 lives potentially saved.

al Ramstein Welfare Bazaar, which takes place from Sept. 13 to 16. Volunteers are needed in several areas, such as finance, hospitality, public drawing, business office, credit card processing, volunteer floaters and submitting baked goods. To sign up, visit

Dental assisting program

The Ramstein Dental Clinic will start the next American Red Cross Dental Assisting Volunteer Program Oct. 15. The course is full time for seven months (from 6:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily). It is open to dependent ID cardholders with a high school diploma or equivalent. Applicants must attend the mass briefing at 3:30 p.m. Sept. 8 in the Ramstein Dental Clinic waiting area. Interviews will be conducted Sept. 14 to 15. Notification of selection will be announced Sept. 17. Participants must be available to in-process Oct. 1 to 13. Applicants must be dedicated, motivated and up to date on all immunizations. Further information, applications and interview slots will be given at the briefing. Volunteers are full time from start day. For details, call Master Sgt. Michael Nilles or Staff Sgt. Nichol De Veyra at 479-2210 or 06371-46-2210.

Overloaded garbage cans

The Kaiserslautern trash company, ASK, will not pick up containers for non-recyclable waste that are overloaded and where the lid does not close. Residents can ask for bigger containers through their landlords and pay a higher fee, or buy extra bags for residual waste for €3.60 per

piece at the Rathaus in Kaiserslautern. Sorting trash the right way – biodegradable waste, paper, glass and yellow bag items – should avoid overloaded garbage containers.

Off-limits list

U.S. Forces personnel are prohibited from entering or doing business with the following establishments, firms, individuals and organizations, except as required by official business. Military members, who violate this prohibition are subject to punishment under the Uniform Code of Military Justice. • Tuncay Altay (Black Sounds Club), Raiffeisenstrasse 19, Landstuhl • Marco Banf (MBT and BTM moving company), Kirchdell 16, Kaiserslautern • James Brown (cleaning business), Obergasse 20, Weilerbach • Axel Burghammer (car sales), Im Bachgraben 11, Landstuhl • Ramona Fröhlich (day care), Hebelstrasse 12, Katzweiler • Mohammad Koohi (Arya Club), Steinstrasse 56, Kaiserslautern • Martin Massa (cleaning business), RudolfBreitscheid Strasse 77, Kaiserslautern • Edgar Mayer (Autohaus Mayer and gas station), Kaiserstrasse 87, Bruchmühlbach • Angelika Picker (AP Bausysteme/construction), Kaiserstrasse 15, Pirmasens • Gisela Smith and Herbert Sator (dog seller), Steinwendener Strasse 23a, Kottweiler • Brigitte Weinand (day care), Weberstrasse 21, Kindsbach

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Army cadets training in KMC gain leadership experience by Rick Scavetta U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern Crouching before whirling helicopter blades in full combat gear, Kevin Zuniga prepared to rush a simulated casualty into the waiting aircraft. Wafting colored smoke marked Miesau Army Depot’s landing zone, as Zuniga joined 212th Combat Support Hospital Soldiers to rush their patient onboard. Zuniga, a Reserve Officers’ Training Corps cadet from Texas A&M International University, said summer training sharpens skills he’ll need as an Army officer. “Every experience you get is going to shape you as a leader,” Zuniga said. “This one has been amazing.” Army units throughout the KMC hosted dozens of ROTC cadets from stateside universities this summer. The cadets learned firsthand how Army units work and how leaders conduct themselves — valuable tools for their future. “I’m more confident going to my unit after I graduate knowing that I have a little bit of experience in a real unit, rather than just straight out of ROTC,” said Claire Marlow, a cadet from the University of Washington, one of eight ROTC cadets hosted by the 212th CSH. During Cadet Troop Leader Training, cadets shadow Army officers and lead Soldiers through a variety of situations. On Aug. 2, the 212th CSH enlisted the help of Company C, 1st Battalion, 214th Aviation Regiment, a medical evacuation helicopter unit based nearby at U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern’s Landstuhl heliport, to show cadets how to evacuate wounded troops from the battlefield. “Afterward, one of the cadets had the opportunity to come with us to train in a simulator in Illesheim and participate with an instructor pilot,” said Capt. Michael Chase, the Company C operations officer. At the 21st Theater Sustainment Command, 42 cadets served as platoon leaders in non-deploying battalions of the 18th Engineer, 18th Military Police

and 16th Sustainment Brigades. During their stay, Matthew Turnbull was exposed to work at LRMC’s they also had a unique opportunity — a meeting anesthesia department. That experience made him with the 21st TSC commanding general, Maj. Gen. realize how nurses make a difference in people’s Aundre F. Piggee, who hosted command orienta- lives, he said. Turnbull, who attends the University tions that included his leadership and command of New Hampshire’s nursing program, recently philosophy. He held a question-and-answer session worked in ICU with troops wounded in combat and themed, “What cadets would like to know about the now hopes to become a critical care nurse. Army from Major General Piggee and staff,” fol“Overall it’s been a very humbling and rewarding lowed by a luncheon where cadets had a chance to experience to be able to help take care of wounded speak one on one with the commander. service members from Afghanistan,” Turnbull said. At Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, 10 future For Zuniga, evacuating simulated casualties was Army nurses treated wounded warriors — putting unlike anything his family or friends did this sumtheir academic skills to work in a hands-on setting. mer. Training in the KMC is an experience he will LRMC is a desired location for the Nurse Summer take with him for years to come. Training Program, a 120-hour clinical internship “The Army has made a great investment in paying offered to cadets before their senior year of nursing to send cadets to CTLT,” said Zuniga. “If the budget school. Each year, hundreds of nurse cadets compete changes, this is a program that needs to be kept.” for the opportunity. *** Stephanie Savino, of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., Sgt. 1st Class Randall Jackson, 30th Medical said her interest in the military began in high school. Command, Mike Bowers, 21st Theater Sustainment But during her freshman year in college she decided Command, and Chuck Roberts, Landstuhl Regional on a medical career. Medical Center, contributed to this report. At LRMC, Savino worked on the intensive care unit and medical-surgical wards. She drew blood, started intravenous fluids, administered medications and set up heart monitors. Savino, who attends Carson-Newman College in Tennessee, also trained at the Contingency Aeromedical Staging Facility at Ramstein Air Base, helping transfer wounded warriors from ambulance buses to aircraft. “This experience has been an essential piece to my future career as an officer and a nurse,” Savino said. “The training I have received here cannot be replaced. I learned not only about ways to improve my nursing skills but also about leadership in nursing and what it Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Randall Jackson will be like just starting off as a second Cadet Kevin Zuniga prepares to load a simulated casualty on a UH-60 lieutenant.” Blackhawk helicopter as part of Medical Evacuation Training Aug. 2 at While at Ramstein High School, Miesau Army Depot.

School to start: be ready, be safe by Staff Sgt. Travis Edwards 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs


chool is starting and the stores are filled with notebooks, pens, pencils and calculators; children are getting anxious as parents ready themselves to place their trust in the teachers of the KMC schools. But, the start of school Aug. 27 comes with some safety concerns. One of the biggest topics for the Kaiserslautern district school office and Ramstein leadership at all levels is the safety of all children while transiting to and from school, especially on the first day. “Dozens of school staff, teachers and district personnel will be working hand-in-hand with (safety officials) and security forces members to watch out and

ensure everyone is safe and knows the rules on the first day and everyday,” said Mike Bryant, Kaiserslautern School District safety and security officer. “It’s a big day for all of us; we want to make sure everything goes as smoothly as possible the first day for the children.” In addition to encouraging safety in school, parents are reminded to keep a watchful eye on youngsters as they make their way to and from school. (KMC SE and Security officer) Bryant recommends small children be escorted by an older sibling, parent or guardian, especially on the first day of school with the multitudes of other children all heading to the same destination. Active escorting by responsible caregivers helps promote safety and security. Vigilance by parents, neighbors and other adults “is what’s really going to make the difference,” said Lt. Col. Eric Springer, the

569th U.S. Forces Police Squadron and senior community law enforcement officer for the Kaiserslautern Military Community. “Our community and its safety is our No. 1 concern and priority.” Bryant added that parents should be teaching children to not speak to, get in a vehicle with or accept gifts from strangers. Be sure to check the Ramstein LiveWire website at for updates to childsafety information, the neighborhood watch program, and for important emergency numbers to include the Ramstein Office of Special Investigations and Security Forces. The Ramstein Official Facebook page, will continue to post critical updates affecting the KMC.

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friends here at Rhine Ordnance Barracks with the 5th Quartermaster Company, 21st Theater Sustainment Command.” The daily jumps wouldn’t have been possible without the riggers from the 5th QM Co. packing the parachutes used, coordinating with the Air Force and hosting the training before jumps, said Staff Sgt. Tyler Buckingham, the NCO in charge of air operations. That partnership was key to a successful event. “Our procedures within the aircraft are different, but all static-line parachutes are mostly the same,” Buckingham said. “You just jump out and count to four.” Training was conducted Sunday for the week’s jumps at Rhine Ordnance Barracks. “We began training Sunday, doing some basic intro briefs, parachute training and training with our various jumpmasters in a model C-130,” Visconi said. “We went over basics to ensure familiarity because each nation represented here speaks a different language and we wanted to make sure we’re all on the same page.” Training with the German jumpmasters breaks the monotony out of the usual jumping, said Sgt. Johnny Connish, an Army parachute rigger. “Anytime we get the chance to get together and get different training, this is a good time,” he added. The training and preparation work beforehand led to successful jumps throughout the week. “This is my first jump in Germany, I’ve been here about three weeks,” said Senior Airman CALL, from Page 2

ically unworthy as to negate recognizing three or four years of admirable performance with a medal? Not too long ago I sat in a mentoring session where the briefer stated that “paperwork” should be on record in order to give an Airman a “4” EPR. Let’s examine that potential scenario:

Christopher Zavala, 435th Security Forces Squadron combat tactics NCO. “It was great, I couldn’t have asked for better weather, the sun is out and there were no winds and I landed softly on the drop zone. Everything came together perfectly.” Cpl. Benjamin Wilkinson, a 5th Quartermaster Detachment air operations noncommissioned officer, said camaraderie with foreign forces is important to him. “You have people from all over the world, jumping out of airplanes,” said Wilkinson, a native of Purdue, Mo. “It’s a good chance to work with everybody and see how they do their jobs. NATO leaders and Visconi both agreed that building partnerships through this week-long event will probably be the most important thing taken from International Jump Week. “We have a very good comradeship, it’s very good how we all came together to jump here this week,” said Maj. Tim Holzaptel, Airborne Brigade 373 deputy commander. “For me and my battalion it’s a great experience to build up partnerships, share techniques and just get to know our counterparts better.” “Going beyond learning the various techniques and procedures each country carries out in the aircraft before jumps, the biggest thing we’ll learn throughout the week is how we build partnerships between our various forces,” Visconi said. “That relationship building will probably be the biggest piece that we all pull away from International Jump Week, what individuals and units we could call and know we can count on them in crisis or contingency.”

“Airman Snuffy, have a seat. I’ve been observing your duty performance of late and I have noticed it has consistently been above average, this is unacceptable. You have disgraced the unit and yourself. Here is your letter of counseling. If your level of performance does not improve you can expect the next

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U.S. Army Spc. Adam Phillips, a parachute rigger with the 5th Quartermaster Detachment, 21st Theater Sustainment Command and a native of Garland, Texas, performs a rigger check on U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Cameron Riley, a combat tactics noncommissioned officer with the 435th Security Forces Squadron, and a native of West Palm Beach, Fla., Sunday on Ramstein. The International Jump Week being held Sunday to today, includes U.S., German, Italian, Czech Republic and Spanish military members all jumping to earn international jump wings.

time we discuss this matter I will be presenting you with a letter of reprimand.” Really? Leaders cannot continue to spread the message that a “4/Above Average” EPR is simply substandard behavior or performance. Raters have reacted to the message we deliver. We as leaders have to change our perception and begin to communicate a new message if we

expect the rating system to improve and deflate. Our rating system needs an overhaul. But, it’s not a new performance reporting form that is the answer. Change lies with leadership. We need reality back in our system and to correct our perception of the meaning of average, above average and truly among the best. Trust and communication is key.

Ramstein Airman selected to receive DOD Award by Airman 1st Class Hailey Haux 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs An Airman with the 86th Communications Squadron on Ramstein was selected July 20 to receive the 2012 National Image, Inc., Meritorious Service Award. Senior Airman Miranda Snyder, wing information assurance technician, is scheduled to leave for Los Angeles mid September to receive the award. “I was completely caught off guard,” said Snyder. “I am still blown out of the water, but I am proud and incredibly appreciative.” Generally, each branch of service recognizes one individual each year. The award is given to exceptional Airmen who take care of people in their community. Snyder’s nomination packet included a list of organizations she volunteers for on a regular basis

including: the post office, tax center, Fisher House, Contingency Aeromedical Staging Facility and Women’s History Committee. This mother of a one year old considers helping others as a hobby. “I just love to help others,” said Snyder. Since the age of 11, the Eugene, Ore., native already had the compassion for helping others. Working at a mortgage company, her job prior to enlisting, Snyder recruited a group of co-workers to help build a Habitat for Humanity home in Tucson, Ariz. She also assisted in the Basket for Babies event for the March of Dimes. Snyder helped care for elementary school aged children, was a Eugene Handball Association tournament coordinator and provided the United Way organization with many donations since 2006. “This award is recognition for her effort,” said Master Sgt. Dennis Palmer, 86th CS wing informa-

tion assurance superintendent. When she first got here Snyder was motivated and dedicated, Palmer said. “Honestly, I wasn’t surprised Miranda was selected for the award,” said Senior Master Sgt. Israel Jaeger, 86th CS plans and resources flight chief. “She exemplifies spirit and intent, the hallmark of this award.” Snyder said she joined the Air Force because she felt like she wasn’t doing enough. “I am always looking for more ways to help out,” said Snyder. Snyder was floored when she was told she was selected in front of 30 of her co-workers. “Miranda is an exemplary Airman,” said Jaeger. “She’s a mother, wife, daughter and Airman. Not only is her work ethic impeccable, but she puts forth the extra effort to get involved in the community, all to make a difference.”

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LRMC receives 2012 VFW Armed Forces Award by Chuck Roberts Landstuhl Regional Medical Center Public Affairs


andstuhl Regional Medical Center joined the ranks of retired Lt. Gen. Colin L. Powell, The Prisoners of War (in absentia), and retired Brig. Gen. (Dr.) Rhonda L. Cornum July 23 when it received the 2012 Veterans of Foreign Wars Armed Forces Award. The award is presented annually by the VFW to recognize extraordinary achievement by members of the Armed Forces in such a manner to reflect the highest traditions of service to the Armed Forces, the nation and to its national security. In presenting the award at its 113th national convention, Richard L. DeNoyer, commanderin-chief of the VFW, acknowledged the selfless service and sacrifice of the LRMC staff as shown by previous award recipients such as Cornum, who became an Iraqi prisoner of war after her Blackhawk helicopter was shot down during a February 1991 search and rescue mission for the

pilot of a downed F-16 during the Gulf War. Cornum received the award in 2009, Powell in 1988 and The Prisoners of War (in absentia) in 1971. “Taking care of the wounded and sick is not an easy task, and we know how taxing that can be on a caregiver,” DeNoyer said. “The VFW holds Landstuhl and its staff in the highest regard for their steadfast efforts, and we hope this expresses our gratitude to all that are involved in their immensely important operation. Landstuhl Regional Medical Center provides our American communities with hope and optimism with every service member they are able to send home safely to their families, and for that we in the VFW, and indeed all of America, are grateful. “We also thank you for your outstanding contributions to our nation and for your dedication to the health and wellbeing of United States service members. The unwavering and enthusiastic employees and members of Landstuhl Regional Medical Center should be recognized for their tremendous

efforts, and we hope they know how essential they are to the survival and the spirits of America’s finest and their loved ones at home.” In receiving the award, Col. Barbara Holcomb, LRMC commander, acknowledged the continued tremendous support the hospital receives from the VFW and her great honor in accepting the award on behalf of the LRMC staff, as well as paying homage to the wounded warriors they are honored to serve. More than 68,000 U.S. and coalition service members have been treated at LRMC from Afghanistan and Iraq. Of those, approximately 14,000 – the equivalency of about 20 battalions – have been able to return to duty. “They want to know how is my buddy and how soon can I go back,” said Holcomb of the response she most often hears while visiting wounded warriors. “We have a tremendous Armed Forces and these young men and women that come through truly love what they’re doing and love supporting the nation and fighting for what they believe in and what we all believe in.”

Photo by Staff Sgt. Tramel Garrett

18th MPs train with Polish soldiers First Sgt. Chad Laws, 18th Military Police Brigade, 21st Theater Sustainment Command, assists a wounded Polish MP Specialized Unit soldier during a joint training exercise Aug. 2 in Hammelburg, Germany, while another Polish soldier provides cover fire. The exercise, part of a Polish and U.S. military police training partnership, consisted of numerous battlefield scenarios that were executed July 30 to Aug. 5.

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Airmen study to become 360 degree leaders by Airman 1st Class Trevor Rhynes 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs More than 30 Airmen from throughout Ramstein participated in a 360-degree leadership course offered through the Kaiserslautern Military Community Top III Total Force Development Council. This course and others like it are designed to give Airmen of all ranks a chance to develop their leadership skills. This specific course taught participants how to lead those above, below and how to lead peers. “I wanted to figure out how to lead up, more than lead someone adjacent to me or below me, because I’m an A1C so I don’t have many people below me,” said Airman 1st Class Joseph Quincan, class

participant. “Leading up is more of a challenge I think, because where I work everything is based on experience, knowledge and rank.” This course taught Airmen that leadership isn’t solely about position, but influence as well. “Participants learned that you can be a leader at any level, leadership is about influence not about what position you fill,” said Master Sgt. Jacob Peterse, course facilitator. “It’s about how much influence you have with others and how you can use that influence to steer things with a leadership perspective.” For Quincan, this class demonstrated that in order to lead up, you have to lead yourself. “John Maxwell explained it very well, saying that you have to have confidence in yourself first to be

the best you can be,” Quincan said. “People who have that experience and/ or rank will look for you to influence them. If they see that you’re the best that you can be, they may be influenced by you.” Studying leadership is important for all ranks to do, it gives different perspectives to one’s leadership style, Peterse said. “Leadership at all levels, from Airmen through Senior NCO to officers we all have people above and below us. That gives us a reason to study leadership,” he said. “This course gives names to things that people already do and it gives people ideas for new things to try to become a better leader.” Leadership courses are taught four times a month. To register, contact the career assistance advisor or the KMC Top III Total Force Development Council.

7th ARCOM holds inaugural reunion at Tompkins Barracks by Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Chlosta 7th CSC PAO TOMPKINS BARRACKS, Schwetzingen, Germany — Many Soldiers say the Army is a lot like a family. Similar to some families, the Army also has a tradition of holding reunions for unit members and their families to remember and reminisce about their shared experiences and significant life events. Under towering pines in their former headquarters building, the former 7th U.S. Army Reserve Command continued this tradition by holding their inaugural 7th ARCOM alumni reunion on Aug. 11. “There have been a couple of occasions where we met, retired Army Col. Phil Lopez, 64, former chief of staff, 7th ARCOM, who immigrated from Cuba at 16, to Warsaw, Ind., said. “[But] this is a means of getting everybody together.” The day kicked off with a photo in

front of the American flag and “old” flag pole on the parade field; a tour of the old headquarters building and then a PowerPoint presentation on the history of the 7th ARCOM and its transformation into the current 7th Civil Support Command. 7th ARCOM was activated Jan. 15, 1986 to provide command and control for USAR units assigned to U. S. Army Europe according to retired Army Col. Albert J. Gardner, 58, a St. Louis, Mo., native, a former 7th ARCOM member and current 7th CSC command executive officer, said. “I came because the 7th ARCOM was my first reserve unit after my active duty tour,” retired Army Lt. Col. Carol Fontanese, 51, who is from Pittsburgh, Pa., a former member of the 7th ARCOM, said. “For me, this is like my family. Today is bittersweet. I see people I haven’t seen for a very long time.” A few of the 7th ARCOM’s significant achievements included the deployment of USAR units to Operation

Desert Shield and Desert Storm and the activation of the USAREUR Mobilization Support Center, which mobilized over 3,000 reservists; also all of 7th ARCOM’s 23 subordinate units were mobilized during Operation Joint Endeavour & Operation Joint Guardian, some twice. “The significance is to pay tribute to the camaraderie and esprit de corps developed and experience of individuals assigned to the 7th both past and present, Gardner said. In 2006, 7th ARCOM began its transformation planning; USAREUR directed the command to focus their theater support on consequence management and civil affairs. The 7th ARCOM headquarters element moved to Kaiserslautern permanently in the summer of 2008 and was reflagged as the 7th CSC. “It was great, it’s outstanding,” New York City, N.Y. native, Army Staff Sgt. Julio Rivera, 56, a former member of the 7th ARCOM and current noncommissioned officer in charge for the 7th

CSC supply room, said. “It brought me in contact with people I lost touch with and I hope we do it again.” According to Lopez, who was the lead organizer of the event, the 7th ARCOM plans to hold another reunion in the future based on positive feedback from the participants. “It’s important, it’s part of our family tradition,” retired Army Staff Sgt. Joel Trammell, 52, a Chicago, Ill. native, who worked for the secretary general staff at 7th ARCOM and has deployed to Kuwait, Iraq and Afghanistan, said. “We were a family at 7th ARCOM. It’s a great idea and I hope they keep doing it.” After the briefing at Tompkins Barracks, the group of more than 50 alumni and family members gathered for lunch at a restaurant in downtown Schwetzingen and then drove to Heidelberg to enjoy a boat cruise on the Neckar River with a final dinner in the city to end the day. “The handshakes, the hugs, this is what it’s all about,” Lopez said.

Photo by Army Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Chlosta

7th U.S. Army Reserve Command members and their families and friends pose for a group photo next to the flag pole during their inaugural alumni reunion on Tompkins Barracks in Schwetzingen, Germany Aug. 11.

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Get set ... sign! Jason Phelps signs an autograph for a patient during his Aug. 8 visit to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center. Phelps and fellow drag racing drivers visited staff and patients and set up static displays of their racing cars at the USO Warrior Center.

Photo by Phil A. Jones

Photo by Rick Scavetta

National Night Out Soldiers from the 230th Military Police Company joined U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern for National Night Out at Pulaski Barracks. Community members got a chance to meet local law enforcement officers, check out tactical gear and watch military working dogs in action.

Photo by Spc. Iesha Howard

Vehicle Clearance Sgt. Marcus Niter, a retention noncommissioned officer with the 21st Theater Sustainment Command and a native of Memphis, Tenn., checks vehicle clearance with Spc. Matthew Usafara, a utilities equipment repairer with the 21st Theater Sustainment Command and a native of Millville, Penn., during the Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection Exercise conducted on Panzer Kaserne Aug. 6 to 8.

Photo by Tech. Sgt Daylena Gonzalez

Sports Physical Day A boy gets measured at the Ramstein Sports Physical Day hosted by the 86th Medical Group Aug. 11 at the Ramstein Clinic. Ramstein youth ages 6 to 18 years old visit each station to complete requirements for school and sports. The 86th MDG will provides all necessary paperwork for this examination.

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Fence removal symbolic of joint unity Story and photo by Rick Scavetta U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern In the woods behind Kapaun Air Station, Airman 1st Class Michael Callaghan snipped barb wire from fencing as Airman 1st Class Nicholas Diibon dug out fence posts. Nearby, on Vogelweh’s main street, fellow 786th Civil Engineer Squadron Airmen tore through concrete on a Cold War-era guard shack. Their goal: open the area for pedestrians and vehicles to move freely between the two Air Force bases and Pulaski Barracks, said Tech Sgt. Leonard Collins, who oversaw the project. “It’s about two miles worth of fences and three guard shacks that needed to be removed,” said Collins, 28, from Riverside, Calif. “It’s a pretty big project.” Eight Airmen worked for more than a month to complete the removal, collecting 100 tons of debris from the guard shacks, Collins said. Roughly 150 fence posts were recycled. Passing by, Lt. Col. Lars Zetterstrom watched the crews removing the barriers and thought the Army should do likewise. “This effort is indicative of the overall relationship we have here in the Kaiserslautern Military Community,” said Zetterstrom, commander of U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern, who ordered the garrison’s public works directorate to remove 885 feet of fencing from Pulaski Barracks, near the traffic circle linking the Army post to Vogelweh and Kapaun. Blurring physical lines is more than just aesthetics, it’s symbolic of the Army and Air Force togetherness, Zetterstrom said. “Tearing down fences between two Air Force bases and an Army installation represents what’s happening in our community,” Zetterstrom said.

Airman 1st Class Michael Callaghan helps fellow 786th Civil Engineer Squadron Airmen remove fences from Kapaun Air Station, part of an effort to open up the area between Army and Air Force bases in Kaiserslautern.

“The Army and the Air Force are really starting to cooperate together, to find better ways to provide for our joint service members and their families.” In the past, both services built fences to deter external threats. But those physical barriers eventually had an impact on Army and Air Force cooperation, Zetterstrom said. In fact, the demarcation had more to do with the KMC’s past than the current joint community, where Army and Air Force live side by side and use the same on-post services, he said. With the barriers now removed, heavy trucks

making deliveries now move easier through roadways. Airmen on Kapaun have a direct path to the commissary, bowling alley and eateries. Service members can also use the area for short hikes. “These three installations are now integrated into a joint community that should appear seamless to the public,” Zetterstrom said. “It really makes the whole area look more visually appealing.” *** To hear more about the history of Pulaski, Kapaun and Vogelweh, visit army-kaiserslautern.

School Notes Back to school orientation

The Landstuhl Back to School Picnic and Orientation takes place Aug. 24 for the 2012/13 school year. Elementary orientation will be held at 1 p.m, middle school at 2 and kindergarten at 3:30. The picnic, put on by the Landstuhl Elementary/Middle School PTSA, will start at 4 p.m. Come meet your teacher and LEMS community and enjoy some food.

Fall cheer tryouts

Ramstein American High School will be holding cheerleading tryouts for the fall season. The last day of the optional skills clinic will be held from 3 to 5:30 p.m. today in the great hall on the RHS campus. This is an optional event but candidates are strongly encouraged to attend. From 6 to 7 p.m. Monday in the great hall, there will be an informational meeting about the tryout process, requirements, eligibility and expectations of new squad mem-

bers. Both the interested candidate and parent must attend this meeting. Bring all required forms to the meeting. Forms can be found online at www. Tryout week will take place from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday to Aug. 24 in the great hall. Candidates are expected to attend each day. Formal evaluations will be held after school at 3:30 p.m. Aug. 27 in the great hall. For more information, visit www.ramsteincheer.weebly. com or contact coach Brooke Knight at

EFMP Summer Camp

The EFMP Summer Camp is for children ages 6 to 12 enrolled in the Exceptional Family Member Program. Children can enjoy this free, weeklong day camp from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Aug. 24. Campers meet at Pulaski Park and then go on to explore local attractions such as the zoo, dinosaur park, bowling center and more.

For more information on enrollment, call 493-4094 or 0631-3406-4094.

Girl Scouts

All Sembach girls in grades K-12 are welcome to attend “Blast Off! To an amazing Girl Scout Year!” from 2 to 4 p.m. Aug. 25 at Sembach Middle School for an exciting afternoon of fun and interesting science activities. For more information on this event, email sembach.girlscouts@

Hobo Challenge

“Quicker, Craftier, Tougher” is the Olympic theme of the Hobo Challenge Fall 2012 Camporee. Boy Scouts in the KMC may hop a train, track a possum, sleep under the stars, shoot for gold and geocache their way through Landstuhl in a fun filled weekend Sept. 21 to 23 at the Landstuhl Local Training Area. During this educational Camporee, Webelos Scouts and

Scouts through Eagle can experience the great outdoors. For many of the Scouts, the highlight of the weekend will be the evening campfire. Those interested in joining Boy Scouting should contact BarbarossaScouts@

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» Come out to KMC Onstage with the family to enjoy the fun musical, “Pinkalicious.” In this musical, Pinkalicious can’t stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. See the show to find out what happens. Show dates: today to Sunday and Aug. 24 to 26. Times: 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: adults cost $8, students cost $6, children under 6 cost $5. KMC Onstage is located in Bldg. 3232 on Kleber Kaserne. Call 483-6626 or 0631-411-6626 for details. » KMC Onstage presents the Music Cafe on Sept. 7, an opportunity to relax with fellow music lovers, grab a bite to eat at the Java Cafe, listen to local musicians, and even join in. Celebrate the first night of a new music participation program. To perform, call 483-6626 or 0631-411-6626. » The Kaiserslautern Gartenschau is looking for a new queen to officially represent the park for one year. Young women 17 years and older who would like to be the representative of the Gartenschau can apply for this position. The election will take place during the Gartenschau’s traditional fall market Sept. 9. Applicants should have a strong relation to the Gartenschau and should speak German and English. The future queen will have to represent

the Gartenschau during events on the grounds and outside the park, especially during the tulip month of April. For more information and registration, call 0631-71007-0 or email » Operation Rising Star will be holding a cappella screenings and sign up at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 13 at KMC Onstage. Operation Rising Star is a fun and exciting show highlighting the community’s talent. There will be cash prizes for first, second and third place in the competition, which takes place at 7 p.m. Sept. 22, as well as the opportunity to compete in San Antonio for the grand prize recording studio experience. Call 493-6626 or 0631-411-6626 to schedule your screening.


» The KMC Adoption Support Group meets at 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of every month at the Landstuhl Health and Wellness Center, Bldg. 3722 on Landstuhl. The group meets the needs of adoptive parents, adopting parents and adoptive children through education and research to resolve adoption issues. Inquiries about adoption are welcome through the group’s website at www.usadopteurope. com. The next meeting takes place Tuesday.

August 17, 2012 » The Rheinland-Pfalz International Choir needs new members. If you love music and love to sing, consider visiting to see if RPIC is a good fit for you. The choir meets Tuesday evenings in Kaiserslautern-Erzhütten. New members are welcome through September. For details, visit www. (available in both German and English). There, you will find directions, performance samples, photos and contact information. » Rheinland-Pfalz Quilt Guild meetings are held at 9:30 a.m. the third Thursday of every month at the Ramstein North Chapel. Night meetings are held at 6 p.m. the fourth Thursday of every month. Check the website for the night meeting location. Stitch ‘n’ Gab is held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays at the Kapaun Chapel Annex, Bldg. 2782. For details, visit » Join the Rheinland-Pfalz Quilt Guild Sept. 29 for a fun day of fabric shopping in Neunkirchen. We will start the morning with a guided tour of the city, which will take about two hours. At 2 p.m., the local quilt store will have a special just for our group. The shop will have a line of shelves containing all the fabric that we can purchase for €5 a meter. For more details, email Sarah Head at

Support Groups

» Take Off Pounds Sensibly is a weight loss support group that meets from 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays on Pulaski Barracks in Bldg. 2919 in the first floor conference room. For details, call 0170-8007205, 06303-807708 or 483-5336, 0631-411-5336. » The Help Us Grow Securely playgroup meets from 10 to 11:30 a.m. the first and third Friday of the month at the Vogelweh Community Center. This playgroup is for parents and children up to 4 years old. For more information, call Army Community Service at 493-4203 or 06313406-4203.

10th AAMDC Soldiers earn German Proficiency Badge by Staff Sgt. John Zumer 10th AAMDC Public Affairs Many Soldiers around the world have possibly thought at least once in their military careers what it must be like to serve in other armies. Twenty U.S. Army Soldiers from the 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command are now able to partially answer such a question because of recent joint training July 23 to 26 in Ingolstadt, Germany, with their German army counterparts. The Soldiers gathered at Max Immelmann Kaserne to participate in four action-packed days of contests that mimic the physical and military testing that German soldiers must regularly undergo. For most, it was their first chance to get a front row seat to the training methods and standards of another army. Regardless of the novelty of the situation and differences in language, those involved were grateful for the chance to earn the coveted German Proficiency Badge. “I’d recommend it to anybody. It was a great experience to interact with other soldiers,” said U.S. Army Spc. Scott Clark, a wheeled vehicle mechanic with Service Co., 5th Battalion, 7th Air Defense Artillery Regiment.

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A Soldier from the 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command receives instruction on the MG3 machine gun from a German Luftwaffe airman July 24 in Ingolstadt, Germany. The 10th AAMDC saw 20 of its Soldiers competing for the right to wear the German Proficiency Badge, an award that recognizes proficiency in small arms weapons and physical fitness standards identical to what German soldiers must achieve.

The German Proficiency Badge allows non-German Soldiers to experience physical fitness and weapons qualification testing similar to what the Bundeswehr, or German armed forces, put their own troops through. Fitness events included a 3k run, the shot or stone put, long jump, high jump and sprinting. Any hopes of catching some rest after the trip to Max Immelmann

Kaserne in Ingolstadt were quickly put aside, however, as the busy schedule planned by organizers dictated otherwise. “After we arrived, had lunch, and were assigned rooms, we had to complete a 12-kilometer road march,” said U.S. Army Maj. Manny Ortiz, the G4 deputy for the 10th AAMDC. As demanding as a ruck march

within hours of arrival may have been, it might have been one of the easier physical tests soldiers had to endure. Ortiz said any participant who had failed to prepare for the jumping and sprinting events, thinking they would be like a Sunday walk in the park, was sadly mistaken. The four days spent training with their new German friends passed quickly according to many participants, and a greater appreciation for those allies wearing a different uniform was a common refrain among 10th AAMDC Soldiers. Any preconceptions about the German soldiers being considerably different were also put to rest. “Getting to meet and spend time with the Germans, as I had never met my military counterparts, is what I’ll remember most. Everybody was extremely nice,” Clark said. Ortiz agreed, noting that he had trained with the armed forces of many countries before coming to Ingolstadt for his initial encounter with the German armed forces. While those previous training opportunities had been beneficial, he said they now take a back seat. “This is the best experience (training) that I’ve had since I came to Germany,” he said.

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30th MEDCOM Headquarters settles in Sembach by Capt. Danielle Hamer 30th MEDCOM Public Affairs


he 30th Medical Command has nearly finished unpacking the last boxes after a summer-long move to the unit’s new home at Sembach Kaserne. The 30th MEDCOM provides medical support for combat, humanitarian assistance and training missions for U.S. European Command, U.S. Army Europe, U.S. Africa Command, and Operations Enduring Freedom and Kosovo Force.

Classes And Training

The unit’s move from Heidelberg is part of the U.S. Army’s ongoing transformation effort in Europe. “Planning started over a year ago when former commander Col. John Cho toured the buildings on Sembach. We began the physical move in July,” said Maj. Richard Floyd, 30th MEDCOM’s deputy logistics officer. The unit’s greatest challenges were timing the relocation and whether or not the buildings would be ready for the unit to occupy, Floyd said. The move consisted of two major components: equipment and personnel.

» Join ACS for Family Resiliency Training, a free seminar designed specifically for family members to help you build a stronger family unit by teaching you the skills to increase your resiliency and core competencies including optimism, mental agility, self-actualization and character strengths. To register for the next seminar, which takes place at 9:30 a.m. Aug. 30 in Bldg. 2891 on Pulaski Barracks, call 0631-3406-4203. » The Ramstein Airmen & Family Readiness Center will host a “Fighting for Your Marriage” seminar from 5:30 to 9 p.m. today in the Ramstein North Chapel conference room. A light dinner will be served. For registration, call the A&FRC at 480-5100. » Basic Training for New Parents, a full day class, takes place from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday in Bldg. 2917 on Pulaski Barracks. Learn what to expect as a new parent and what to avoid. Class covers what equipment and supplies you will need for the new baby and discover the importance of bonding and attachment. Additionally, receive information on safety issues and increase your awareness of several common syndromes. Included in this class are hands-on practice with life size dolls and a free bag full of handouts and goodies. Register in advance by calling 0631-3406-4203. » The 5 Love Languages is a brand new class offered through Family Advocacy. During this class, learn to reconnect with your loved one and understand how to truly communicate and understand what your significant other is really telling you. The class takes place from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in Bldg. 2917 on Pulaski Barracks. To register for this class, call ACS at 0631-3406-4203. » Are you new to the KMC? Join Army Community Service for this free, two-part class at 9 a.m. Thursday and Aug. 24 in Bldg. 2891 on Pulaski Barracks. The first day covers on overview of Kaiserslautern, RheinlandPfalz, and German culture and customs. On the second day, take the local bus for a special insider’s tour of “KTown.” A walking tour of downtown takes you to the historical sites, museums, city offices and a historic restaurant for lunch. Register in advance by calling 493-4203 or 0631-3406-4203. » Have you recently discovered that you will be a sponsor to a new family joining our community? There is a lot to do as a sponsor and first impressions are lasting. Make sure you are prepared to take on this critical role by taking a free Sponsor Training through ACS from 3 to 4 p.m. Aug 28 and Sept. 4 in Bldg. 2891 on Pulaski Barracks. To register, call 493-4203 or 0631-3406-4203. » Couples Communication is a new two-part series

“Moving desks and computers was the easy part, but personnel are more complex,” Floyd said. To reduce uncertainty for Soldiers and their families, the unit encouraged families to be involved through town hall meetings and social media forums. For Staff Sgt. Michael Linder, relocating went very well, he said. “I liked living in Heidelberg, the town was really great,” Linder said. “But it’s nice here. And the move was easy and quick.” A brief call to Heidelberg’s housing office was all it took, he said. A moving truck arrived and could deliver his

course being offered through Family Advocacy. In this class learn the keys to better communication, effective listening and understanding taught in a fun learning atmosphere. Take the stress out of your relationship by enrolling today. Classes take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. every first and second Thursday of the month in Bldg. 2917 on Pulaski Barracks. To register, call 06313406-4203. » Did you know that anger is directly related to symptoms associated with survival instincts? Learn about how anger is triggered, ways to monitor and associate patterns of anger with thought processes and most importantly, how to control anger in this three-part educational learning experience. Join the ACS Anger Management Class by registering for a session. Classes are offered from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every Wednesday in Bldg. 2917 on Pulaski Barracks. Call 493-4062 or 0631-3406-4062 to sign up or for more information. » Feeling over burdened? Are you experiencing sleeplessness, muscle pain or emotional tension? Then you may be stressed. There is a lot more to stress than what you might think. Join this informative two-part series that teaches you about different kinds of stress and healthy ways to cope. Stress Management classes are offered from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every Tuesday in Bldg. 2917 on Pulaski Barracks. Call 493-4062 or 0631-3406-4062 for more information. » Interested in learning English or brushing up on your verbal skills? Then stop by ACS, Bldg. 2891 on Pulaski Barracks, at 9:30 a.m. every Monday to take part in this free, enriching English as a second language class. This class covers language fundamentals and provides a friendly learning atmosphere. For more information, call 493-4203 or 0631-3406-4203. » Already know the basics of English but want to keep learning more? Then stop by ACS, Bldg. 2891 on Pulaski Barracks, at 9:30 a.m. every Friday to take part in this free, enriching, Intermediate English as a second language class. This class expands on language fundamentals and provides a friendly learning atmosphere. For more information on this class, call 493-4203 or 0631-3406-4203.

Chapel News

» Join us at the altar and go before God on behalf of the middle and high school students at 9 a.m. Thursday. It will start at Sembach Middle School and move to Kaiserslautern and Landstuhl Middle School throughout the morning. Coffee and lunch will be provided. For details, call anthony Amor at 0151-2411-2619.

household goods in two days. His new daily commute, from Vogelweh to Sembach, is akin to his commute from Patrick Henry Village in Heidelberg to Nachrichten Kaserne, where 30th MEDCOM was previously located. The 421st Multifunctional Medical Battalion Headquarters, one of 30th MEDCOM’s direct reporting units, also relocated this summer from Wiesbaden to Baumholder. Several of its subordinate companies and detachments joined them from various locations throughout Germany. For more information, visit

A&FRC programs The Ramstein Airman & Family Readiness Center offers the following programs: Ramstein Spouses’ Orientation: Aug. 20, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., A&FRC USO Tour: Aug. 21, 8:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m., A&FRC Reintegration: Aug. 21, 9 a.m. to noon, Bldg. 3450 Resume Writing: Aug. 21, 10 to 11 a.m., A&FRC Pre-Deployment: Aug. 21, 1 to 3 p.m., Bldg. 3450 Base Intro: Aug. 22, 7:30 to 12:45 p.m., Hercules Theater First Duty Station Lieutenant: Aug. 23, 9 to 10 a.m., A&FRC What is What Tour: Aug. 23, 9 a.m. to noon, A&FRC Pre-Separation Counseling: Aug. 23, 9 to 11 a.m., A&FRC Call the A&FRC at 480-5100 to register for the classes. Reintegration and pre-deployment briefings are open to spouses. » The Ramstein Air Base Chapel has the following contract positions open: Vogelweh Gospel Service Music Director (Reference No. F3N0222067A004), Catholic 0900 music director (Reference No. F3N0222067A009) and Catholic 1700 cantor (Reference No. F3N0222067A011). Closing date is at 3 p.m. eastern standard time today. For more information, visit www.fbo. gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=list&tab=list. » The Muslim community celebrates Eid-Al-Fitr Sunday to commemorate the end of Ramadan. Eid-Al-Fitr is the festival of thanksgiving, sharing and love. Families, singles and friends are welcome to participate in this religious and cultural event. Program begins at 9:30 a.m. For questions, call Chaplain (Capt.) Walid Habash at 480– 5753 or email » Meetings for the Plugged-In Middle School Youth Group for Landstuhl, Kaiserslautern and Sembach take place from noon to 3 p.m. Tuesdays at the Pulaski Religious Youth Center. » The Rock High School Youth Group meets from 7 to 8:45 p.m. Tuesdays at the Ramstein North Chapel. For details and other events, call Anthony Amor at 01512411-2619 or visit » Learn the “street smart” version of the basic German language during Conversational German on Monday evenings or Fridays during lunchtime. For more information and to find out meeting times, stop by Bldg. 2891 on Pulaski Barracks, or call 493-4023 or 06313406-4023.

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Otterberg holds old town fest today to Sunday by Petra Lessoing 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs Otterberg will celebrate its “Altstadtfest,” old town fest, today through Sunday. The Altstadtfest takes place every two years, in turn with spring fest. It will be set up around the Abbey Church and on Kirchplatz in the historical part of Otterberg. “For the first time during Altstadtfest, medieval camps will be put up behind the church,” said Carola Ibrom from the Otterberg Tourist Information office. Two medieval groups will display the life in the Middle Ages and inform visitors about that time. The fest will begin at 7 p.m. today and Mayor Martin Müller and the Otterberg Spring Queen, Laura I, will officially open it from a stage on Kirchplatz at 7:30 p.m. The band The Twins with

guest will start entertaining the audience at 8 p.m. Local clubs and associations will sell food specialties and drinks in the streets of the medieval part of town. Visitors can taste various Palatinate dishes, numerous beers, wines and cocktails. There will also be grilled ham, spare ribs, roasted pork, soup, bratwurst, currywurst, wurst salad and French fries. “Local specialties will be the Otterberger and the Wallonenberger,” said Ibrom. “They are both hamburgers, the Otterburger with lettuce and the Wallonenburger with cole slaw. And both come with a bun that shows a squirrel since the squirrel is the symbol in Otterberg’s crest.” Saturday, vendors’ and food booths will open at 6 p.m. Hobby artists will sell a variety of items such as jewelry and art and craft items and a basket maker will show off his profession.

Musical entertainment will start at 8 p.m. with Tijuana Band. On Sunday, booths and stands will open at 11:30 a.m. and the local Music Association Harmonie Otterberg will start its “frühschoppen,” with eating and drinking at 11:30 a.m.

The Rheinland-Pfalz Police Orchestra, Men in Blue, will present a wide range of brass music starting at 3 p.m. Former 1. FCK soccer player Ratinho will lead an auction trying to sell a flag that was created by local children during the children’s fest.

“We also offer a percussion workshop, face painting and a big flea market from 1 to 6 p.m. in the Kapitelsaal in the Abbey Church,” said Ibrom. Proceeds will go to the new parish home. For more information, visit

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Operation Rising Star returns to Kaiserslautern by U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern Public Affairs

Photo by Staff Sgt. Michael J. Taylor

Shaunna Cook, the 2010 KMC Operation Rising Star finalist, practices her performance. The contest, sponsored annually by the U.S. Army Family & Morale, Welfare and Recreation, is holding auditions Sept. 13 at KMC Onstage on Kleber Kaserne.

Kaiserslautern Military Community’s Operation Rising Star, an annual vocal performance contest, takes place Sept. 22 at the Armstrong Club ballroom on Vogelweh. Mandatory a cappella auditions for the contest are Sept. 13 at 6:30 p.m., at KMC Onstage at Kleber Kaserne, said Jim Sohre, U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern’s entertainment director. “You can’t win if you don’t enter so get your application in now,” Sohre said. The contest has taken off in recent years, partly because contestants earn the chance, if selected, to fly to the States for the grand finals, Sohre said. “At the garrison level, talented participants get the opportunity to perform for their peers and score good prizes,” Sohre said. Last year, first-place winner Kristi Menyfield was one of 12 contestants selected to compete at Army-level “Each garrison’s first place winner gets nominated to the grand finals,” Sohre said. “We were very proud of Kristi’s outstanding performance.” Local garrison winners who place in the top three, earn cash prizes from $100 to $500. Another highlight is the “Spirit Award” – a $300 prize for the unit or family readiness group that demonstrates the best support for their contestant. Singers passing this hurdle compete at KMC Operation Rising Star, a public event that starts at 7 p.m. on Sept. 22. Tickets are $3. “We’re looking forward to a great lineup at Armstrong’s and hope to have another top Kaiserslautern contestant this year,” Sohre said. The contest is for all active duty, National Guard or Reserve service members, from any branch, and family members over 18, who have a valid military ID card. Entrants must be in amateur status at the time of the contests. Other rules and conditions are outlined on the official application, available at KMC Onstage or online at: For more information call 0631-411-6252.

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Kaiserslautern Classics by Petra Lessoing 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs The City of Kaiserslautern will host its sixth Kaiserslautern Classics from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday. During this event, visitors will be able to experience the history of motor vehicles while walking through the center of town. A display will be set up in all pedestrian zones, on Martinsplatz, around Stiftskirche, on Schillerplatz, at Altenhof and on the parking lot near the city hall. Vintage vehicles, newer cars, motorcycles and utility vehicles will be presented. Private collectors, vintage vehicle friends, motor sports clubs and associations will show off their vehicles during the event. “We again received a lot of interesting registrations for vehicles such as Porsche, Rolls Royce or the historical emergency vehicles,” said Alexander Hess from the project office for city events. “There will be unique vehicles by Jaguar and Porsche, and fascinating motor bikes from the Otterbach Motorcycle Museum.” A novelty this year will be the first ADAC Rally Trifels Historic. Rally participants will start their

250-kilometer tour in historical vehicles through the Palatinate Forest at 10 a.m. at the Rathaus. A city round trip is scheduled for 6 p.m. After the fruit and vegetable market on Stiftsplatz will end at 1:30 p.m., ambulances, fire trucks, tractors and other vehicles will be displayed here. A German automobile club will offer children rides on youth carts starting at 3 p.m. The band Acoustic Soul will present jazz from the 1050s, 1960s and 1970s from 6 to 10 p.m. in front of the hotel. Other bands including Plug and Play, Blues Hotel New Orleans and Marching Dixie Devils will perform at Photos by City of Kaiserslautern various locations throughout the day. ABOVE: Visitors of Kaiserslautern Classics admire a variety of vintage and his“The stores in the center and all torical vehicles in the center of town. BELOW: Numerous vintage vehicles will be other shopping areas will be open until on display from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday in Kaiserslautern. 10 p.m.,” Hess said. “And our Tourist Information office will offer guided city tours at Information office, which is located next to the 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.” Fruchthalle concert building, Fruchthallstrasse 14, The first historical tour is 2 and half hours long across from the city hall. and costs €5. The second tour is 90 minutes and For more information, visit www.kaiserslauterncosts €4. Please register in advance at the Tourist

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Week-long camp is ‘smashing’ success for KMC kids Story and photo by Staff Sgt. Travis Edwards 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs


wenty-one children from the KMC got a chance to dip into a multitude of different extra-curricular activities during the Youth Center’s Smash Camp Aug. 6 through 10 at the Youth Instructional building here. Smash camp is a five-day camp that allows children to try their hand at acrobatics, ballet, jazz, tap, Broadway, art, Yoga and Jeet Kun Do, among other activities. “We’ve done this camp four times already throughout the summer and it’s for two reasons: to help give the children something constructive to do during the summer and to give them a little taste of everything they can do for after school activities,” said Jody Blevins, a career dance instructor who also works for the Youth Center. “It’s seven hours of fun that they absolutely love.” Blevins is joined by Nina Moore, Youth Center dance and Smash Camp instructor who is majoring in dance at Brigham Young University, Utah. “I’ve volunteered at the Youth Center for the last two years, so this is my third year here and my first year working full time for the Youth center,” Moore said. “It’s been great, I love it and the kids love it.”

Jody Blevins, KMC Youth Center dance instructor, shows a Smash Camp attendee how to do a bridge during Day One of Smash Camp Aug. 6 at the Youth Instructional building on Ramstein. Smash camps allow children to try their hand at acrobatics, ballet and jazz, among other activities.

The Youth Instructional building recently reopened in June and features three rooms: a dance room with a Marley floor, which is a special perfor-

mance surface, suitable for dancing and a martial arts room with a soft mat covering the entire floor and a wide-open gymnastics room, which features uneven bars, two balance beams, a trampoline, a vault and a spring floor. This was the fourth and final smash camp of the 2012 summer. With two instructors, the camp can accommodate up to 26 children ages 6 to 18 for about $110 for the whole week. “This is the kind of camp I went to as a kid and I still have those memories,” said Tina Whitney, KMC Youth Center instructional director and creator of the KMC Smash Camp. “I still remember how much fun it was and all the new people I met. I was exposed to so many new things and loved them; and I wanted to give that feeling to our military families.” The camp was a smashing success for the children as well. “My mom and I were searching for things to do for fun during the summer and out popped Smash Camp,” said Maddi Navid, 13, stepdaughter of Maj. Lance Benson and Smash Camp participant. “It had all different kinds of activities and we decided, ‘That looks like fun.’” “The teachers were my favorite because they have a lot of fun with what they are doing and they make learning the dances fun,” she added. “I would definitely do it again.”

Smoke alarms required in Rheinland-Pfalz by Tech. Sgt. Ryon Miller KMC Fire and Emergency Services Fire is a deadly threat to any household. It can strike anywhere, at any time. In a study conducted by the National Fire Protection Association, they determined that almost twothirds of residential home fire deaths between 2005 and 2009 resulted from fires in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms. A home fire can and might happen to you. Smoke alarms are the easiest, most cost-efficient way to alert your family of a developing fire. The more smoke alarms you have installed in your home, the more your chances increase that you will be alerted to a fire. You must be prepared and have the knowledge to escape safely. Fire is darker, smokier, hotter and faster than you can imagine. You must know what fire is like to increase the chances of a safe escape. The following are four important facts to remember: Smoke Is Dark. Most people expect fire to be light. For this reason, people have been trapped in their homes because they could not find their way out in the dark — they didn’t have a flashlight and didn’t practice an escape plan. Smoke Can Be Deadly. Since most

fire fatalities occur between 2 and 6 a.m. when most people are sleeping — the only thing standing between the deadly fumes of fire and a safe escape maybe the piercing sound of a smoke alarm. Fire Has Intense Heat. Fire can cause the temperature to rise several hundred degrees in seconds. The heat is so intense it can cause the human body to stop functioning altogether — one breath can cause severe lung damage. The heat alone can cause someone to become unconscious and not be able to escape. Time Is Critical. A residential home can be easily consumed in flames in less than five minutes from the start of a fire. You must know what to do in order to help get you and your family out safely. A closed door is often the best way to stall a fire. By closing the door, you may save yourself seconds to use an alternate escape route. What most people don’t realize is there are specific regulations and laws that govern the manufacturing, installation, maintenance and testing of smoke alarms not only in the U.S., but also in Germany and the State of Rheinland-Pfalz specifically. Within the U.S., these guidelines can be found online in

the U.S. Fire Administration Stateby-State Residential Smoke Alarm Requirements manual, as well as in the National Fire Protection Agency Codes and Standards. In the state of Rheinland-Pfalz, the requirements for the installation of smoke alarms is laid out in the Landesbauordnung (State Construction Law for RheinlandPfalz). Some of the same requirements can found in both the NFPA and Landesbauordnung, these requirements are that smoke alarms must be installed in every bedroom, outside each separate sleeping area, in the path of egress and on every level of the home. What this means for all military and civilian members working and living on a military installation is all smoke alarms will be installed and maintained by the installation in accordance with the NFPA to include all other applicable laws and regulations to ensure the high levels of safety are present. For those members residing within the local communities’ cities and villages of Rheinland-Pfalz, it is the responsibility of the homeowner or landlord to install smoke alarms in accordance with the state law to ensure the safety of occupants. However, the occupant is responsible for testing smoke detec-

tors (recommended monthly) to ensure operability and for replacement of batteries as necessary. It’s not just enough to install or have smoke alarms installed within your residence, you also must maintain them. Smoke alarms are easy to maintain; yet, improper maintenance is one of the biggest reasons smoke alarms fail. It is very important that you remember to maintain all your smoke alarms not just one or two of them. To ensure your smoke alarms are working properly you can follow these simple actions: • Test your smoke alarms weekly by pressing the test button. • Replace the battery in each smoke alarm at least once a year. Better yet, when you change your clock for daylight savings time, change your battery. • Never remove the battery except when replacing it with a fresh battery. • Clean the smoke alarm at least once a year. • When in doubt, always remember to follow the instructions in the product’s user’s manual for specific instructions on how to install and maintain your smoke alarms. For questions, contact the KMC Fire Department, Fire Prevention Section in Bldg. 571 on Ramstein, or call 480-5940 or 06371-47-5940.

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Landstuhl hosts biker day Aug. 26 response measures. Visitors will then receive flyers with tips and emergency phone numbers. German Polizei will set up a he Westpfalz Biker driving simulator where people Group will sponsor its can test their abilities. Polizei and fifth annual Westpfalz the U.S. military police will both Biker Day from have vehicles on display. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. “We are happy to be able to 26 on the grounds present, just like last year, memaround Landstuhl’s commubers of the AMC trial group from nity hall, Stadthalle. Under the Kerzenheim showing off their auspices of Deputy County motor biking skills,” Müller said. Commissioner Gerhad Müller Children can admire a balloon and Landstuhl’s Deputy Mayer artist and get children’s tattoos. Dr. Peter Degenhardt, the event “At 12:30 p.m., we start our trawill feature motorcycle displays, ditional motorcycle round trip,” emergency response demonstraMüller said. “Motor bikers will tions, safety information by difdrive 60 kilometers through the ferent agencies, a motorcycle ride, children’s activities, music, north of Kaiserslautern County.” Courtesy photo All daylong, DJ Tony Carillo and food and beverages. “Our biker day is a fundrais- Interested motoryclists can join a tour starting at 12:30 p.m. Aug. 26 at the Landstuhl Stadthalle. The tour will from the Kaiserslautern radio station Antenne 96.9 will provide er to support the Kaiserslautern lead 60 kilometers through the north of Kaiserslautern County. Children’s Accident Committee,” said Friedrich Committee, the German Red Cross, the technical musical entertainment. Members of the Hochspeyer German Red Cross Müller from the organization team. “Last year we inspection agency and institutions fighting alcohol were able to donate a total of €1,350.” and drugs. They will all be present with informa- food service department will take care of hungry and thirsty visitors. Organizers want to help to minimize the amount tion stands. “We hope to be able to welcome a lot of visitors of motorbike accidents. Therefore, they have a The German Red Cross and Landstuhl fire staclose cooperation with the Rheinland-Pfalz Police, tion will simulate a motorcycle accident and dem- who are interested in learning about motorcycles the U.S. military police, the Children’s Accident onstrate first aid and other immediate emergency and safety,” Müller said.

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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: • Theater fest after summer break starts 2 p.m. Sept. 15. Admission is free. For details, call 0631-3675-209 or visit Kammgarn Kaiserslautern: Summer break through August. • “Prinz Pi & Band” present rock, pop and rap, 8:30 p.m. Sept. 1. Tickets cost €22. For details, visit www. or call 0631-365-2607. Stadthalle Landstuhl (new concert location due to fire in Haus des Bürgers, RamsteinMiesenbach): • Church choirs, members of the U.S. Air Forces in Europe Band, members of the orchestra of Saarbrücken State Orchestra with soloists such as Jocelyn B. Smith present “The Armed Man” by Karl Jenkins and “Mass of the Children” by John Rutter, 5 p.m. Sunday. Tickets at the door are €10. Advanced tickets for €8 are available at 06371-592220. Katzweiler, Freilichtbühne (open-air stage in forest): • Children’s play, “Jim Knopf und Lukas der Lokomotivführer,” in German, 8:30 p.m. Aug. 24, and 4 p.m. Sunday and Aug. 26. • Adult’s play “Schinderhanna,” in German, 8:30 p.m. today, Saturday and Aug. 25. For details and directions, visit Bildhaus Music Club, Hahnbacherhof (near

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Car-free German Wine Street The German Wine Street closes to motorized traffic from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 26. Bicyclists, hikers and skaters can enjoy the 85-kilometer long tourist route from Bockenheim to Schweigen. For details, read next week’s KA and visit

67701 Schallodenbach): • DCC Trio — A Tribute to the Beatles, 8:30 p.m. Saturday. For details, visit www. christiankrueger.privat. Courtesy photo Homburg, historical Medieval market in Volkspark market place: The medieval association “Die Legende” will sponsor its ninth legendary medieval market • Musical Summer today through Sunday in Kaiserslautern’s Volkspark on Entersweiler Strasse. About 500 presents Greg Copeland participants will display former craftsmanship, show off knights fights and present singing and dancing performances. There will be vendors with medieval goods, children’s and the Soul Gang, 7 to activities and food specialties from the Middle Ages. Admission is €6 for adults and €2 for 10 p.m. today. youths. Visitors can park at the Schweindsdell P+R parking lot (Kaiserslautern-Ost) and • Jazz frühschoppen: take a free shuttle. Market hours are from 1 to 10 p.m. today, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Les Haricots Rouge from and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday. For more information, visit Paris perform 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free. For details, visit • Erlenbach, village carnival, today through Monday. Winnweiler, Bischoff Brewery: • Mehlbach, Grillplatz, Fun Forest Day features • Rock im Brauhof starts 4 p.m. Aug. 25 with tree climbing, archery, disc golf, games, zumba, the band Season Four; Die Dicken Kinder at 1 to 7 p.m. Sunday. 5:45 p.m.; 7ty Proof at 8:30 p.m., and Kind of • Enkenbach-Alsenborn, Am Geldloch, cultural Used, 0:15 a.m. Aug. 27. There will be a children’s festival with entertaining program, start is 5 p.m. program. Admission is free. For details, visit today, 2 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. Sunday. For or details, visit • Alsenborn, Alsenzhalle, summer night fest, Miscellaneous start is 6 p.m. Saturday. • Kaiserslautern, Gartenschau, open through • Gerhardsbrunn, village carnival, today through Oct. 31. Hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tickets cost Monday. €7 for adults and €3 for children. Exhibitions: • Krickenbach, village fest, Saturday and Farmers’ life in the early 20th century; Art Forum Sunday. with 15 renowned artists presenting their works; • Schrollbach, village carnival, Saturday to flower show “Chill Out,” through Sunday in Monday. flower hall. • Hirschhorn, village carnival, Saturday to Today: Night of Legends VII features a musiMonday. cal trip through five decades with hits by Abba, • Dahn, city fest with vendors’ market, Saturday Madonna, Robbie Williams, 7:30 p.m. in event and Sunday. hall. Admission fee will be donated to • Würzweiler to Pfaffen-Schwabenheim, road the Kaiserslautern Animal Protection closure for car-free family day, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Association. Sunday. Saturday: Caribbean Night features Caribbean • Neustadt/Lachen-Speyerdorf, Deidesheim, music, dancers, cocktails and food specialties, Erpolzheim, Friedelsheim, Grünstadt-Asselheim, 6 p.m. in flower hall. Sunday: Protestant worship Kleinniedesheim, wine fest, today through service, 11 a.m. in willow church. For details, visit Tuesday. or call 0631-71007-0. • Saarbrücken, Deutsch-Französischer Garten, • Kaiserslautern, Japanese Garden, Am medieval days, today through Sunday. For details, visit Abendsberg 1, open through Oct. 31. For details, visit • Kaiserslautern, center, KL Classics featuring Flea markets vintage vehicles (read article on Page 17). • Kaiserslautern, Pfalzcenter (across from • Kaiserslautern, An der Feuerwache 6 Daenner Kaserne), Saturdays. (behind Porsche dealer), fire station, Open House • Kaiserslautern, Opel parking lot, Portal 4, features guided tours, vehicle and equipment 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Aug. 25. displays, Red Cross presentations, firefighters’ • Ramstein, Autokino, 5 to 10 p.m. today (first demonstrations, music, children’s activities, and third Friday). 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. There is limited parking; • Bad Dürkheim, Saline (salt-works), 10 a.m. to visitors can take a shuttle bus from Toom Markt in 4 p.m. Saturday and Aug. 25. Hohenecker Strasse. For details, visit

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8 years later, wounded warrior returns for LRMC visit by Chuck Roberts Landstuhl Regional Medical Center Public Affairs Landstuhl Regional Medical Center was one of many stops on the long road to recovery for Brian Kolfage, but one he does not remember. That changed Aug. 1 when Kolfage visited the hospital where he was treated eight years ago when he lost an arm and both legs from a 107 mm mortar blast that landed about 5 feet away from the former Air Force Security Forces specialist on Sept. 11, 2004, at Balad Air Base in Iraq. Kolfage is now completing his degree in architecture at the University of Arizona, but was able to make the return journey to LRMC with his wife, Nikki, at the invitation of the Wounded Warrior Project that has allowed other former patients to retrace their road to recovery. Kolfage said he has no memory of being a patient at LRMC, and said it was strange feeling visiting areas such as the entrance to the Emergency Department where he arrived on a stretcher in an ambulance bus. During his visit, Kolfage shared his long and successful healing process with staff and patients. Two patients in one of the rooms he visited were amputees who had just arrived from Afghanistan. Kolfage offered reassurance during their discussion that included questions such as whether he is able to drive a car. Hearing that driving,

walking and other normal activities are all possible has added credibility when it comes from a fellow amputee, said Kolfage. “They can see I’ve been to hell and back and know they can trust me. You can see the hope and trust in their eyes because they know they can trust me,” Kolfage said afterward at the LRMC Fisher House where he was able to reunite with Vivian Wilson, current manager of the two LRMC Fisher Houses and manager of the Fisher Houses at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in 2004 where Kolfage and his wife resided for several months during his recovery. “It was incredibly heartwarming to see Brian after so many years, looking healthy and happy with his beautiful wife at his side and pursuing his dreams,” said Wilson. Although not on staff when Kolfage was treated at LRMC, Capt. Kathleen Casper has treated numerous seriously injured Wounded Warriors during her seven years as an Army nurse. Casper said the staff is always grateful for the opportunity to meet former patients such as Kolfage, the patient who “wasn’t supposed to live.” “It was very meaningful to see Brian who has done so well,” said Casper, an ICU nurse. “He’s just like a normal, everyday guy now.” Casper said Kolfage reflects the same selfless service she sees in so many of her patients. “These guys give everything. Their injuries are something they didn’t ask for … they

Photo by MSgt. Wayne Clark

Brian Kolfage (seated) talks with Col. (Dr.) Michael Murray during his Aug. 1 visit to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center. Kolfage returned to visit staff and patients at LRMC where he was treated eight years ago for injuries sustained during a mortar attack at Balad Air Base in Iraq.

tug on my heartstrings.” LRMC is the largest American hospital outside of the United States and the only Level I Trauma Center overseas, as verified by the American College of Surgeons. LRMC provides medical care for more than 245,000 U.S. military per-

sonnel and their families within U.S. European Command. LRMC has served as an evacuation and treatment center for more than 68,000 U.S. servicemembers and civilians injured in Afghanistan and Iraq, as well as servicemembers from 51 coalition forces.

Tiny Tigers KukSoolWon of Ramstein’s Tiny Tigers spend an afternoon training (and roaring) at Nanstein Castle in Landstuhl. Pictured here are: Devin Rutledge, Devon Lary, Joel Taylor, Abby Gels, Anjelka Johns, Roman Thuyns, Nate Levingston, Trevor Walsh, Zahriya Thomas, Siena Maldenado, Carson Ware and Micah McKinny along with instructors Mike Grimes and Travis Gentry.

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Pushing to the point of exhaustion: who does it benefit? by Airman 1st Class Hailey Haux 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs Why do we push ourselves to the point of exhaustion? Some exercise and others push themselves for an adrenalin rush. On July 27, we did it for charity. The Event The Viking Challenge is a 24-hour walk/run-athon where participants raised money to help benefit the Fisher House in Landstuhl, Germany. I participated in the 2012 Viking Challenge and was not prepared for the swell of pride coupled with exhaustion I was going to experience. Starting at noon, our eight-man team was required to keep at least one team member on the track either walking or running for 24 hours; I did both. Even though I had planned on being there the majority of the 24 hours, I never gave much thought to how far I would walk or run, until we got a few laps in and began to calculate how far we could potentially go. With many breaks to rest our feet and mostly walking, we figured we could go at least 26.2 miles—a marathon. Then and there, I decided to make that my goal.

Raider Week

Attention all potential Kaiserslautern High School football players for the 2012 season. The Kaiserslautern High School football team will be sponsoring Raider Week until Saturday. Raider Week is in-school training only for KHS football players to help them prepare for the 2012 football season. For full details, visit http://khsfootball.

AFCEA golf tournament

The KMC chapter of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association will host a golf tournament Aug. 30 at Ramstein’s Woodlawn Golf Course. Proceeds go to the chapter’s scholarship program, allowing it to contribute more than $26,000 annually to students in the KMC. Shotgun start is at 8 a.m. Cost is $50 per person for green fees, cart and lunch. Players can also enter a raffle to win prizes, such as an iPad, BMW golf bag, HTC Smartphone and more. To register teams by Aug. 24, email events@

Half marathon

The Ramstein Fitness Center will host a half marathon at 8 a.m. Sept. 8. Check-in will be at 7 a.m. The half marathon is open to all ID cardholders. Participants must

Challenges Faced The temperature reached a high of 90 degrees Fahrenheit making the afternoon almost unbearable. Even though the sun was out and the heat was on, everyone kept a positive attitude and showed esprit de corps through the entire 24 hours. With a surplus of upbeat music playing over the speakers, it was easy for me to stay motivated even during the wee hours of the morning. As 2 and 3 a.m. hit things seemed to blur together, then a second wind came on and I felt like I could go on forever. That was until the last seven brutal miles. “Just put one foot in front of the other,” I said. It took everything I had to keep going. Even with the breaks, hydration and music pounding in my ears; I wouldn’t have been able to do it without my team. We kept reminding each other what we were there for. No matter how bad I wanted to give up and go home, I knew that if I did, I would be disappointed in myself. I’m glad I decided to keep going because I reached 26 miles with a few hours to spare. Then I was determined to push myself to an even 30. I did it, and yes my feet still hurt. As a team we had a combined total of 184.6 miles. During the month before the event my team took to

Facebook and asked friends, family and co-workers to donate to a good cause. We raised more than $800. Afterthoughts Never in my life had I walked or ran more than eight miles. There was no need, but for the Viking Challenge, it was worth it. The Viking Challenge has been, by far, one of the most intense charity events I have participated in. My favorite part was not that I got out of a day of work, or that I got to brag to friends and family back home about what I was doing; it was getting the chance to see everyone come together for a good cause. It was seeing the many things people came dressed as: Wonder Woman, Spiderman, Captain America, leprechauns and hippies all made an appearance. It was hearing the laughter and seeing the smiles on everyone’s face; they knew that they were there for something greater than themselves. There are no words to express the abundance of pride I had that my team and I exceeded our goals by pushing ourselves to the point of exhaustion and beyond; all for a charity that gives back to service members in need. Will I do it again next year? Absolutely.

sign up by Aug. 31. Entry fee is $35. Registration is non-refundable. For details, email rache.miller@ramstein.

dents, for detailed information about fall sports tryouts, visit and click on “sports.”

KMC district soccer

Sembach soccer clinics

The U.S. Youth Soccer EuropeKMC District program is looking for male and female players age 4 to 18. The KMC district will be conducting tryouts/assessments on Sunday, Aug. 19 and 26, and Sept. 2 at Ramstein’s Donnelly Park. The tryouts/assessments for 4- to 12-year-olds takes place from 10 to 11:30 a.m., and from noon to 1:30 p.m. for 13- to 18-year-olds. Participating players should wear cleats, shin guards and appropriate clothing for the weather. Players should also bring water or a sports drink. The KMC district provides training conducted by professional German soccer coaches. For more information, email kmcselect.

Fitness center open again

Vogelweh Fitness Center will reopen its doors Monday. Hours of operation are 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Friday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, holidays and family days. Sundays the fitness center is closed.

Fall sports tryouts

Attention Ramstein High School stu-

Soccer clinics are available through SKIESUnlimited for beginner, intermediate and advanced youth players. Clinics include scrimmages, drills, attacking, defending skills, and more. To register or for more information, contact Parent Central Services, Bldg. 2898 on Pulaski Barracks, or the One

Stop Shop, Bldg. 3810 on Landstuhl Post.

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 card holders, Department of Defense civilians and retirees 16 and over. To play or for more information, call Robert Michels at 486-8939 or 06371-86-8939, or email him at

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NOW SHOWING Gateway Cineplex (Ramstein)

Hope Springs (PG-13) 11 a.m., 2 p.m., 5 p.m., 8 p.m. The Campaign (PG-13) 11:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 8:30 p.m. The Bourne Legacy (PG-13) 11:15 a.m., 2:15 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 8:15 p.m. Madagascar 3 (PG) 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 4 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 9 p.m. SATURDAY - Hope Springs (PG-13) 11 a.m., 2 p.m., 5 p.m., 8 p.m. The Campaign (PG-13) 11:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 8:30 p.m. The Bourne Legacy (PG-13) 11:15 a.m., 2:15 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 8:15 p.m. Madagascar 3 (PG) 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 4 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 9 p.m. SUNDAY Hope Springs (PG-13) 11 a.m., 2 p.m., 5 p.m., 8 p.m. The Campaign (PG-13) 11:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 8:30 p.m. The Bourne Legacy (PG-13) 11:15 a.m., 2:15 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 8:15 p.m. Madagascar 3 (PG) 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 4 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 9 p.m. MONDAY - Hope Springs (PG-13) 11 a.m., 2 p.m., 5 p.m., 8 p.m. The Campaign (PG-13) 11:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m., 7 p.m. The Bourne Legacy (PG-13) 11:15 a.m., 2:15 p.m., 7:30 p.m. Prometheus (R) 11 a.m., 3 p.m., 7 p.m. TUESDAY - Hope Springs (PG-13) 11 a.m., 2 p.m., 5 p.m., 8 p.m. The Campaign (PG-13) 11:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m., 7 p.m. The Bourne Legacy (PG-13) 11:15 a.m., 2:15 p.m., 7:30 p.m. Prometheus (R) 1:30 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m. WEDNESDAY - Hope Springs (PG-13) 11 a.m., 2 p.m., 5 p.m., 8 p.m. The Campaign (PG-13) 11:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m., 7 p.m. The Bourne Legacy (PG-13) 11:15 a.m., 2:15 p.m., 7:30 p.m. Prometheus (R) 11 a.m., 3 p.m., 7 p.m. THURSDAY - Hope Springs (PG-13) 11 a.m., 2 p.m., 5 p.m., 8 p.m. The Campaign (PG-13) 11:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m., 7 p.m. The Bourne Legacy (PG-13) 11:15 a.m., 2:15 p.m., 7:30 p.m. TODAY -

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In Digital 3D:Prometheus (R)- Fri 15:45, Mon - Wed 16:00 Brave (PG)- Sat 15:30, Sun 13:30 Ice Age 4: Continental Drift (PG)- Fri 15:45, Sat 13:30 , Mon - Wed 16:00 Magic Mike (R)- Sat & Sun 13:30 Ted (R)- Fri 15:45, 18:00, 20:00, 22:30, Sat 13:30, 15:45, 18:00, 20:00, 22:30, Sun 13:30, 15:45, 18:00, 20:00, Mon Wed 16:00, 18:00, 20:30 The Dark Knight Rises (PG13)Fri 19:30, 22:00, Sat 13:30, 16:30, 19:30, 22:00, Sun 13:30, 16:30, 19:30, Mon - Wed 19:30 The Campaign (R)- Fri 17:45, Sat & Sun 18:00, Mon - Wed 17:45 Total Recall (PG13)- Fri & Sat 15:45, 18:00, 20:15, 22:30, Sun 15:45, 18:00, 20:15, Mon & Tue 16:00, 18:15, 20:30, Wed 16:00, 18:15 For Showtimes of Thur AUG 23 call 06371937 037 or see

Galaxy Theater (Vogelweh) Diary of a Wimpy Kid 3 (PG) 4 p.m. Total Recall (PG-13) 7 p.m. SATURDAY - Pirates! Band of Misfits (PG) 4 p.m. Transformers: Dark of the Moon (PG-13) 7 p.m. SUNDAY Men in Black 3 (PG-13) 4 p.m. What To Expect When You’re Expecting (PG-13) 7 p.m. TODAY -

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

At The Movies

Visit for details ignite the spark that caused them to fall for each other in the first place. Starring Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones.

Hope Springs (PG-13) — Kay and Arnold are a devoted couple, but decades of marriage have left Kay wanting to spice things up and reconnect with her husband. When she hears of a renowned couple’s specialist in the small town of Great Hope Springs, she attempts to persuade her skeptical husband, a steadfast man of routine, to get on a plane for a week of marriage therapy. Just convincing the stubborn Arnold to go on the retreat is hard enough — the real challenge for both of them comes as they shed their bedroom hang-ups and try to re-

The Bourne Legacy (PG-13) — When a plan is put into motion by a top-secret government program to wipe out all the genetically modified killers it created, one such operative must flee in order to save his life. Starring Jeremy Renner and Scott Glenn.

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ACROSS 1 Curves 5 Step 10 Congregation’s response 14 Kick 15 Rolls’s partner 16 Crime boss 17 Country road 18 Tight as ___ 19 Begin a fall 20 Snare 22 Fame 24 Dishwasher cycle 26 Piano pieces 27 Injure with hot liquid 29 Citizen Kane’s estate 31 Night prowler 33 Calyx components 37 Boring routine 38 Accumulate 40 1988 Dennis Quaid film 41 Greek wind god 44 Vassal 47 Author LeGuin 49 Getting rid of 50 Nightfall 52 Mongrels 54 Turned up 56 Actor Liam 59 Raise 60 Mountain nymph 62 Reebok rival 63 Conspiracy 64 “Filthy” money 65 David Copperfield’s first wife 66 Dog caller’s word 67 Glacial ridge 68 Jacket fastener DOWN 1 Skilled 2 Equine color 3 Female singing voice 4 Antiseptic 5 Pitfalls 6 Angler’s need

7 Jane who loved Mr Rochester 8 Shrewdness 9 Small cup 10 Misbehaved 11 It flows into the Seine 12 Heroic tales 13 “Uh uh!” 21 Artist Warhol 23 Classic art subject 25 Classroom trial 27 Poet Teasdale 28 Hint 30 In any way 32 Oven dish 34 Disclosure 35 Advance 36 Crooned 39 “The King and I” country 42 Crescent-shaped window 43 ___ Major (Great Bear) 45 Airport exit 46 Holds out 48 Starter home? 50 Bung 51 ___ grabs 53 Anesthetized 54 Coleridge’s sacred river 55 Adorn 57 Gumbo ingredient 58 Lowest high tide 61 Sendak’s “Where the Wild Things ___”

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Very nice furnished and fully equipped Apts. Quiet area near wood/lake. Close to RAB. 1-2BR, large living room with open BIK, balcony, bath, guest WC, free WIFI Internet, 60sqm 550â‚Ź or 84sqm 750â‚Ź, All incl., Housing approved. Rent also accepted via PayPal. 06371-598420 Weselberg: nice 3BM 1st floor apartmt, carport, E1100 all included, ImmoT. 016096096498

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August 17, 2012 !!!! Brand new FSH near Ram- 3 Bedrm. House, 20 min to stein 260 sqm, 6 BDR, 3 baths, Baumholder & RAB, Livrm. w. Figarage, ZIAI Immobilien 06371 replace & Dining Area, Kitchen, 57888 1,5Baths, Gallery, Attic, Balcony, Patio, Lawn Area, Garage, in Alt!!!Duplex. 5min to A62 & 15min to englan-Patersbach, Unterer Flur RAB LRMC & Baumholder. 5BR, 4a, 750â‚Ź. Call Ina 01578-1730971 new BIK, liv / din rm, 2bathrms, 01578 - 1730971 small yard & patio. Huge attic for storage! E997 + util Pls Call: 5 BR House 175 sqm in Kindsbach with Garden, Garage for 06371-15113 or 0162-9514636 Rent â‚Ź1300 06371/912977 !!FSH Obernheim, 2005 blt yr, ne- ar Landstuhl, quiet area, 284sqm, 66903 Gries, Hauptstr. 87, 194 7BR, 2BIK, liv/din rm, 3bath, sqm, 6 rooms, BIK, 1,5 Bath, cor2storerm, dble garage (30sqm). ridor, storagerm, Garage, 2 car Yard w/ playground. Garden houparks and big Terrace. 1200 â‚Ź + se. Pets subject to approval. util. 20 Min. to RAB. Cell: 0171/ 06371-3969 / 0174-3996385 7949867 10 min to Landstuhl - Wonderful Absolutely gorgeous renovated Black Forrest Style Home - 4 castle, 340sqm, 7 BDR, 4 baths, bedrms, 3 bath, fireplace, sauna, double garage, rent â‚Ź 2600, ZIAI built-in kit, basemt, patio, garage Immobilien 06371 57888 & carport 1500â‚Ź plus util Doris Airbase: 15 min. BruchmuehlDrewlow Immobilien, Tel: 06371bach: beautiful, freest house, 6 br, 5940059

! ! ! 360sqm Luxury small Castle Rent Obernheim-Kirchenarnbach (Landstuhl school) 7BR 4bath 2liv/ 15 Min to Vogelweh or Ramstein din sauna 938sqm lot 2300â‚Ź +utl Luxury house 251m² best for a avail Oct 0157/74285394 housing single or couple 2200â‚Ź Doris appr Drewlow Immobilien, Tel: 06371!! Landstuhl, FSH, 320sqm, 6 5940059

BDR, 4 baths, garage, rent â‚Ź 1FH in Landstuhl center quiet 2100, ZIAI Immobilien 06371 area approx 226sqm livspace 57888 8BR BIK 2baths 2guest WCs garDuplex in Kl-Erfenbach new reno- den balc terrace 2park slots built vated, 180sqm, garden, garage, 1930 wooden flrs â‚Ź1850 + util Call: 06301-9731 0171-9388747

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Bann 200sqm House, very nice view, 5BR, 3 bath, double garage, 1650â‚Ź + util. Please Call GS - Immobilien 0171-2180962

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Beautiful TH overlooking vineyards, 1 km from A6, Gruenstadt, 3 bedroom, family room, 2 bath, attic, garage, granite kitchen, wash/dry, lt fixtures, curtains, short ride to Kaiserslautern. Golf nearby. American landlords. â‚Ź1070 debra_kimack@hot 941 227 1428

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HOUSES FOR RENT All ads & pics can be viewed @

Beautiful Chalet Style House South of Landstuhl and KL, 4 BR, 2.5 baths, nice bik, liv/din rm; storage, double garage, nice yard, patio, balconies, €1,680. Beautiful Vogelbach House, 6 BR, 4 bath, nice bik, liv/din rm, family room, storage, yard, double carport, €2,000. Nice Hütschenhausen House, 4 BR, 2.5 baths, liv/din rm, family room, garage, storage, yard, €1,740. Large, cosy Elschbach House, 4 BR, 2.5 baths, liv/ din rm, bik, family room, large yard, storage, 2 garages, €1,400. Largely reduced fees, call 01624131-878 or 06372-3211 Brand new House Bruchmühlbach, 6 BDR, 2,5 baths, rent €2000, ZIAI Immobilien, 06371 57888 Brand new low energy FSH 190 m², 30 km to RAB, 4 BR, 2 Bath, BIK, Liv/Din-Room, Garage, Yard, Pets negotiable, Rent: 1,650.00 EUR + util. Avail: August 15, 2012. For more info please contact GI Bill Pay Service & Real Estate, 06371-465407 or 01601065196, e-mail: ramstein@gibill Brücken: freest. 150 sqm house, living-diningroom, b.i.k., 4 bedrooms, 2,5 bathrooms, big garage, balcony KD-Baubetreuung €910 06371-619033 / Comfortable renovated old farmhouse, Dorfstr. 16, 66424 Homburg/Altbreitenfelderhof near Waldmohr 5min, 7rms BIK liv rm din rm 2bath 2balc terrace basement yard parking. €1100 + utl 0163-3505337 or MGBernd@t-onli Duplex 20min to RAB, 155sqm bik din/liv rm 4BR office bath WC 3cellar rms gas&wood centr heat balcony w/BBQ garage carpk €1000 + utl 0177-8412048 Duplex in Mehlingen, 5rm, kit, 2 baths, WC, sauna, 280 sqm + cellar 55 sqm + 2 garages, winter garden, terrace, 2 balconies, large yard €2200 + util. 0631-47596 East of Kaiserslautern.: large Bungalow with extra apt. About 300 m² total living space, 5 bedr, living, great kitchen, 2 ½ great remodelled bathr, 2 car garage. Very quiet location € 299.000,-Wolfgang Wiedmann, RE/MAX Dreamhomes 4 U, Landstuhl, Kaiserstr. 4, 06371/6129262 or 0170 685 0060, email wolf Enjoy luxury and comfort in your new home, 440 m² FSH, 14 km to KL, 8 BR, 3.5 Bath, Designer BIK, yard and terrace, garage, in-lawsuite, No pets, Rent: 3,030.00 EUR + util., Avail: September 1, 2012.For more info please contact GI Bill Pay Service & Real Estate Tel.: 06371-465407 or 0160-1065196, Email: ramstein@gi Eulenbis, Brunnenweg 6, studio, bdrm, liv-dnrm, BIK, balc, 1.5 baths, pantry, storage, 90sqm, incl. util, extra elec, beautiful view, floor heat, 15 min from RAB, no realtor fee Rent €650 Call: 0637150549

Kaiserslautern American Fohren-Linden, very private place, 6 bedrooms, 4 baths, garage, BBQ area, large green, open space house, 25 min. to Ramstein €1550 0174-8279244, edgarkorb@ Freest House Hefersweiler, Relsbergerstr. 4, 140sqm, 4BR, BIK, 1.5bath, +1shower bath, basem, cport, all windows w/insect nets, ceiling fans, yard €910 +util 015117068198 Freestanding 6 BR house, 270 sqm, jacuzzi, sunny garden, pets allowed, 10 min. to Landstuhl and RAB, 2200 € + util. €2200 please call Volker 0171-3435936, Freestanding house Weilerbach: 200sqm, 6bedr, livr, 2,5bath, bik, yard, terrace, garage, pets allowed. €1400.- + util. Roth Immobilien 06374-994776 or 01711950606 FSH 163 m² near Wolfstein, 25 km to RAB & K'L, 4 BR, 2.5 Bath, BIK, Liv/Din-Room, Basement, 1 Garage, Yard, Rent: 1,200.00 EUR incl. util. except electric. Avail: July 15, 2012. For more info please contact GI Bill Pay Service & Real Estate, 06371-465407 or 0160-1065196, e-mail: ramstein@ FSH Linden 11km to Landstuhl 107qm 900qm nice Garden BIK no pets 750€+util 06307/401995 Glan-Münchweiler: 5 Bedr, 3 Bathr., large livingr/diningarea, 2 Kitchen, 2 open Fireplaces, Garage, great view, available Aug. 17th € 1.800,--Wolfganag Wiedmann, RE/MAX Dreamhomes 4 U, Landstuhl, Kaiserstr. 4, 06371/ 6129262 or 0170 685 0060, email Gorgeous, luxury house in Winnweiler, 382 sqm, 7 br, firepl, floorh, fenced yard - pets ok, great location, 2 gar. E 2920,-; JR Realty - reduced fee - 06371-71756, 01703159692 or jrrealtykmc@ya Herschberg: freestanding 3 bedr., 2 ½ bath, living-diningm, built-in-kit., patio, yard, carport, garage, 1.450,-- + util, 06371/57656 Höheinöd (Vogelweh-school district): freest. House, 265sqm, 7BR/3,5BA, terrace, yard, € 1850.+ util 06371/943315-16 www.Ger Horbach: house, 4 bdr., liv/dinr., BIK, 1.5 bath, balcony, bsmnt, 130 sqm., € 900 + util. Hartmann Realty 06371-912591 House 67735 Mehlbach, Haupt Str. 107, 138sqm, 4BR, liv/dinrm, BIK, new washer/dryer, 2bath, basem, attic, garage, 2balc, sm garden, 950€ +util +1mnth dep, one month free rent. 0172-6903147 House Kindsbach, Eisenbahnstr. 85, 160sqm, 4BR, BIK, Livrm, 2.5bath, garage, cpks, stor €1160 +util 06371-60764 or 01717121861 House Queidersbach, Hasenhuebel 5, quiet area avail now - 5BR 3.5baths, liv/dinrm, kitch, w-in-closet, office, 3basem rms, terr, garden, courtyard, 0173-3600694 House with, 3Bedr., Livrm, Dinrm, BIK, Bath, Big Balc., 2 Garages, Big Yard, sml. Pets ok, DSL-Internet, AFN. €680 063847067 or 01638150865 / mi

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MartinshĂśhe (near Landstuhl): new 195 sqm house, living-diningroom w. open fireplace, open kitchen w. b.i.k., 3 big bedrooms, 1,5 bathrooms, double garage, balcony and yard KD-BaubetreuKottweiler: Brand new, high-qua- ung â‚Ź1450 06371-619033 / kdlity freest. House, 290sqm, 5-6BR/ 3BA, BIK, studio, garage, terrace, New house big garden with yard, â‚Ź 2440.- + util 06371/ pond+fishes 3 bedrooms / 3 BR 1 943314-16 www.GermaWild-Immo Bath with shower+tube-guest WC Office-BLK-dishw.

Kindsbach: Nice, newer duplex, 175sqm, 5BR/2,5BA, balcony, terrace, little yard, â‚Ź 1300.- + util Krickenbach, new 160 sqm, 4BR 06371/943315-16 www.Germa free-stand house, floorheat, new BIK, patio, garage, yard, â‚Ź1250, Kindsbach: very nice freestan- Immo T. 016096096498 ding House, 195qm living space, BIK with Pantry, living and dining room with open fire Place, 4-5 BR/ 2,5BA, Hobbyroom with fire Place, Basement, nice Yard, Garage. Pets allowed, Rent 1440â‚Ź call RE/MAX Real Estate Center and ask for Kryspina, 0631/41408880 or 0176/61265403 KL-Einsiedlerhof free standing house 5bdr, 1 bi-kitchen, 1 living, 1 dining, 2 bathrooms, sauna + workout rm, newly renovated, big sunny orchard â‚Ź1100 0631351630 (Mr. Junkermann) KL-Erlenbach: Beautiful freestanding house, exclusive, with 267 sqmrs living space, 6 bedrooms, 3baths, fireplace, patio, yard and garage. Rent: 1860,00â‚Ź + util. Call: 0173-5945725. Mr. Sascha K. (Realtor/Rudolph Investments)

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dinning-room balcony- double garage-Sat-DSL Storage-Trr. in Livingroom and Dinningroom SQM 1200.-+ util Tel. 06385-993870 Handy: 0171-2038270

New House w/dbl. garage, lrg yard, in Weselberg, 210sqm, BIK, 2 baths, livrm w/firepl, 3BR, lrg studio, office, basem, elect shutLandstuhl School District: 250 ters / garage , lrg terrace, floor sqm, 5 br, 3,5 bath, 2 car garage, heating, DSL + SAT, 15min from nice garden. â‚Ź 1915+ut. 0172/ RAB. Call: 06333-63510 or 015156616011 6855976

Landstuhl: freestanding 3 bedr., 1 ½ bath, living-diningm, built-inkit., patio, yard, garage, 950,-- + util, 06371/57656 Landstuhl-Melkerei: freest. House, 234sqm, 4BR/2,5BA, balcony, terrace, fireplace, double-garage, yard â‚Ź 1760.- + util 06371/94331516 www.GermaWild-Immobili

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Nice duplex-Half in Kusel region; 120 m², 25 km to RAB, 15 km to Baumholder, 2 BR; 1,5 Bath, BIK, Liv./, Storage, 870,00 EUR incl. util. except electr.; perfect for a single person, pets negotiable; avail now. For more info please contact GI Bill Pay Service & Real Estate, Tel.: 06371-465407 or 0160-1065196, Email:

Modern Vogelbach House, 10 min from RS and LS Gates, 4 BR, Queidersbach: 3BM town-hou- 2 baths, bik, liv/din rm, yard, stose, patio, E 800, Immo T. rage, â‚Ź1,000. Call 0161-4131-878 Nice FSH 225 m² in Rodalben, 30 or 06372-3211 016096096498 km to RAB & K'Lautern, 5 BR, 2.5 Bath, BIK, Liv/Din-Room, Basement, Garage, Yard, Pets allowed, Rent: 1660 Eur + 40 Eur garage + util., Avail: Now. For more info please contact GI Bill Pay Service & Real Estate Tel.: 06371465407 or 0160-1065196, Email: Bring in this ad and receive 50 Cent OFF Schneiderstr. 7-9 • 67655 Kaiserslautern • Cell: 0176 - 20321672 • Hours: 10:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

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Nice FSH 320 m² in Siegelbach, 5 BR, 1 Loft, 3 Bath, BIK, Liv/DinRoom, Yard, Garage, Pets negotiable, Rent: 2650 Eur + garage + util., Avail: September 1, 2012. For more info please contact GI Bill Pay Service & Real Estate Tel.: 06371-465407 or 01601065196, Email: ramstein@gibill Nice house in Waldfischbach, big Living/Diningroom with open Fireplace, Terrace and barbeque place, Kitchen furnished, 4 Bedrooms, Masterbathroom, Guestbathroom with a shower, seperate Guest toilet, Housekeepingroom, over 200 qm Livingspace, Floorheating, 4 Garage, big Garden Tel: 015127038334

Ramstein: Brand new house, 240sqm, 5 bed, 3 bath, garage, garden. â‚Ź 1850+ut. 0172/6855976 Ramstein: Townhouse, 4 bedr., 2 ½ bath, living-diningm, built-inkit., basement, patio, yard, 1.150,- + util, 06371/57656

Rothselberg, nice newer 4 bedr. duplex, 130 sqm, bik, lrg liv rm, 3 bath, patio, yard, garage, no pets, 915,-â‚ŹKusel City, nice charming 3 bedr., freest, 135 sqm, bik, lrg liv rm, 2 bath, patio, sml yard, storage, 2 garages, 975.â‚Ź Leppla Immobilien, Tel: 0179-2267905

Schwedelbach, 6km from Ramstein Air-Base, House from Private, 180sqm over 2 floors, 6 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Living- and Diningarea, Wintergarden, large Yard and Garden, Carport 1600â‚Ź All included (not included electricity and phone ). traudel.martin@tSchĂśnenberg-KĂźbelberg, duplex 0170-2965241 house, 145sqm, nice + quiet loc., 3bdrms., 1 bik., liv./dinrm., studio, Schwedelbach, nice new 5 bedr. 1,5 bath, terrace, garden, garage, freest., 188 sqm, bik, lrg din & liv park. place, avail. 2012/08/20, 15 rm, balcony, 2.5 bath, sauna, min. from RAB, monthly rent: yard, carport, 1365,-â‚Ź Oberstau1.000,00 â‚Ź + util., call: 06373 3432 fenbach, very nice lrg 4 bedr.,

Ramstein-Miesenbach: nice Duplex, big living and dining room, BIK, 3-4 BR/1,5BA, Util. Room, Storage room, nice Yard, Rent 1200â‚Ź call RE/Max Real Estate Center ask for Kerim 0631/ SchĂśnenberg-KĂźbelberg, freest 41408880 1FH, 20min to RAB.120sqm, Ramstein-Miesenbach: nice free4BR, 2bath, BIK, liv/din rm, storastanding house, 200qm, 5bedr., he rm, basement, balc, patio, big livr., bik, 2.5bath, basement, teryard, double garage. Avail 15Sep. race, garage, pets are allowed, Call: 0160-96265863 â‚Ź1600. +util. Roth Immobilien Schwedelbach - Avail in ? 1 06374-994776 or 0171-1950606 week - 260sqm Single 6 bedrm Reichenbach, 240qm, 5BR, garahouse (2 walk-in closets), 3 1/2 ge, â‚Ź1725, Helterberg, 270qm, bath, liv&diningrm, wonderful 5BR, â‚Ź1900, garage, Call Realtor built-in kit, pantry, fireplace, Erica, 0160-96697945, sauna, ov balcony, basement, ge garden, 3 car carport 2200â‚Ź Rodenbach: Very nice Duplex, plus util. Doris Drewlow Immobili185sqm, 4BR/1,5BA, terrace, en, Tel: 06371-5940059 yard, garage, â‚Ź 1310.- + util; Schwedelbach - from 09 Septem06371/943315-16 www.Germa ber, 162 SM Townhouse, 3BR, LR/ DR, BiK, 2.5bath, storage / base-

Niedermohr: 10 min to RAB, huge house with wonderful view, 7 bed, 4 Baths, 60 sqm living and dining with open fireplace, den, garden, garage, 340 sqm living space. Available 01. Sept. â‚Ź 2.300,-- Wolfgang Wiedmann, RE/ MAX Dreamhomes 4 U, Kaiserstr. Steinwenden. nice 6bm duplex, 3 ment, small fenced Yard. â‚Ź1.160 4, Landstuhl, 06371/6129262 or baths, sauna, garage, e1920, Im- + util. Call Andreas 0171-541 0170 685 0060, Email wolf 0010 or Martina 0175-266 4099 mo T. 016096096498

Queidersbach: brand new duplex, 3 bedr., 2 ½ bath, living-diningrm., built-in-kit., patio, yard, garage, 1650,-- + util 06371/57656

Spesbach: new 230 sqm house, living-diningroom, kitchen w. b.i.k., 5 bedrooms, 2,5 bathrooms, garage, terrace a. yard KD-Baubetreuung â‚Ź1680 06371619033 / kd-baubetreuung@t-onli

Wahnwegen, High standard freestanding house, approx 20 min to RAB & 25 min to Baumholder, quiet area, 330 sqm, 1000 sqm lot, 7 BR, liv/dinr, BIK, 2.5 baths, balc. ter. dbl. garage+ carport, no school bus. 2600 â‚Ź + Selchenbach, nice duplex, 300 util. Weiss Immobilien â‚Ź2600 0179 sqm, 4Bedr, BIK, 2 Bathr, Living/ / 6778745 Diningr, Garage, Utility-rm, yard, 25 Min to RAB, 20 Min to Baum- Waldmohr: 180 sqm, 4br, 2 bath, holder & Miesau, 700 sqm lot, no firepl, garage, nice garden. â‚Ź1300 schoolbus. 1280 â‚Ź + util. Weiss + ut. Call 0172/6642692, KKA Immobilien. Immobilien. 0179/6778745

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freest., 260 sqm, balcony, 3 bath, yard, garage, great view, no pets, 1800,-â‚Ź Haschbach, nice new 6 bedr, freest, 235 sqm, 2 bik, lrg liv rm, 2 balcony, 3.5 bath yard, 2 garages, great view, 1534,-â‚Ź Leppla Immobilien, Tel. 0179-2267905

Spesbach House 108sqm avail Sept. big liv-dnrm 2.5 bath 2 bedrms build-in-kit. garage-park area off road, Internet, garden, gas heat, 5 min to RAB 700 â‚Ź + util. +2mnth dep call after 5 pm or 01786466546


Otterberg: completely newly renovated and modernized, 180 sqm, 5 bed, 2 bath, designer BIK, balcony, â‚Ź1220+ut. Call 0172/ 6855976 Queidersbach 66851, nice Duplex, 4BR, 200sqm, BIK, 2.5bath, garage, terrace w/ small yard. Avail 15 Aug. â‚Ź1348 + util Tel: 06363-5481 or 0171-7859082

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August 17, 2012 Downtown Landstuhl: Big family home 290 sqm + garden 385 sqm, 10 min to RAB. 7 bedrms, 3 baths, built-in kitchen etc. â‚Ź375000 or 0176-56527751

Linden, fantastic 4 bedroom, 3 bath freestanding home with 200m² living space, floor heating, garage & carport, sauna, built-in kitchen, pantry, fireplace room, patio, 2 balconies, & more. â‚Ź239000 Doris Drewlow ImmobiliHĂśheinĂśd: comfortable one famien, Tel: 06371-5940059 www.Do ly house in quiet neighbourhood. 190 qm living space, 3 BR, large kitchen, Garage, 550 qm property Nice big house with 6 bedrooms, Come and see!!! Price â‚Ź 235.000,- more than 250 sqm, 2 full bath, - Wolfgang Wiedmann, RE/MAX bik, with fireplace, full baDreamhomes 4 U, Landstuhl, Kai- sement, nice garden, available serstr. 4, 06471/6129262 or 0170 now, please call Werner â‚Ź355000 685 0060, Email: Wolf 0173-4616514 Ramstein-Obermohr, nice FSH, Kindsbach: nice duplex with ga- ca. 200sqm, build 1994, 4Bedr., rage built 2006, 145sqm, 4bm, 2 2,5Bathr., Livr., Dinr., storage, baths, E200000, ImmoT. laundry, patio, garden, garage 016096096498 free and available now, possible Krickenbach, Duplex, built 2000, mthl. rent 1.500 â‚Ź , near RAB, buy 170sqm house, 392sqm land with price 259.000.-â‚Ź RMImmobilien@tnice view, 4 bedrooms, 2 ba- or 06374-915430 throoms, open dining-living room, Renovated very nice single houguest toilet, loft, balcony, garage se 183sqm liv sp. downtown â‚Ź229000 017696205646 Landstuhl (below the castle and Kusel. Great house in very good next to the woods), 2-3 bedrms, 2 residential area. About 252 m² li- bath, built-in kit, 2 livingrm areas, ving space, 5-6 bedr, 3 bathr, Li- loft, covered patio, vaulted bavingr familyr, kitchens, 2 Garages, semt, garden, 2 off-str parking more than 730 m² property, availa- spaces, could be bought on a ble now â‚Ź 320.000,-- Wolfgang rent to own basis, or take over the Wiedmann, RE/MAX Dreamho- owners mortgage paymt. Doris mes 4 U, Landstuhl, Kaiserstr. 4, Drewlow Immobilien Tel: 0637106371/6129262 or 0170 685 0060 5940059 email wolfgang.wiedmann@re Spesbach: new freest. 267 sqm house, property 596 sqm living-diLarge house, 1983, 5 min. to ningroom w. fireplace, open kitRAB, 390 sqm, 4 Aptmts, 2x 3- chen w. b.i.k., 6 bedrooms, 2,5 bedr., 2x 2-bedr., garage, centr. bathrooms, garage w. storageheating, good rent. Sale by ow- room, terrace a. yard KD-Baubener, no realtor. â‚Ź260000 0151- treuung â‚Ź340000 06371-619033 / 14707877

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100% equipped 1-2BR Apts, Free internet, AFN, Phone to USA, off Road parking. 10min to RAM, Land, LRMC, Contractors also welcome. Info: 0177 1955959 or 1-3BDR 14 American-owned Luxury TLAs in Vogelweh, RAB, Ktown. Free Rental Car, US Calls, Free Househunting Asst. Pets ok, VAT, VISA, MC 017631600012 A variety of TLA/TDY Apts in KTown in different sizes, 5min to walk to City Center, Fully Furnished, Apts starting at 35â‚Ź per night all incl. For Info call 0631-316860

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Compl. furnished all incl. homes in Ramstein 1/2 bedr. apartm., Landstuhl 2 bedr., Enkenbach 2 bedr., 5 bedr. house w. yard in BruchmĂźhlbach, engl. TV, Internet flatrate, b.i.k., washer, dryer and more. KD-Baubetreuung 06371619033 / kd-baubetreuung@t-onli

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Nice TLA apartment in Vogelbach, one or two bedrooms, 10 min from the Ramstein and Landstuhl gates, fully furnished and equipped, beautiful location, balcony, good parking with garage, American, TV, DVD, Internet. We ***2, 3 + 4 TLA/TDY Luxury Apts also assist with transportation. in Landstuhl, Ramstein & K-Town. Call 0162-4131-878 or 06372All Remodeled, Furnished, 100% 3211. equipped, Cable TV, Kitchen, LOOKING FOR A COZY PLACE Washer, Dryer, Parking etc. Call TO SPEND THE WEEK OR A MONTH? 0170-4137555 or 0172-7471366 We can help! 1.5 BR attic apt 70sqm 5min to TLAs in Ramstein New apt for 1 bedRAB totally furnished & equipped: room for 2 people & also for families. Apts have: full furn Sat TV microw. Big liv/din rm with US TV RCV DVD Hifi BIK w/elec. stove & mi- phone comp w/DSL private parking pets OK wash/dryer also avail. crowave â‚Ź580 incl all utl Call: Call 06371-5432 or 0171-3256002 0170-3255470 ! ! TLA/TDY Comfortable 2BDR. Apt. in Mackenbach, 5min. to RAB, fully furnished, TV SAT, DVD, free phone, Internet, Garage; phone: 06374-1777 or 015123263824 email:


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TLA in Otterbach, 3BR, BIK, 1.5 baths, balc & patio, lge Liv & Din, beautifully furnished, with all you need: wshr/dryr; dshwshr/micro; TV, DVD, Stereo, Internet; call ´91 Mercedes-Benz 190E, runs 06301/300215 Susanne email: great, German-Specs, good pe, Guaranteed to pass Inspection. $1750 Tel.0151453384087

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10/2010 VW Polo Comfortline "Team", New Price - $23,385, Only has 11,750 miles! Grey Met. w/ Perlgrey sports seats. PW, AC, PA, CL, TC, CC, RNS310, Nav.Aux-In $$17,500 017630314586 / kencass@ 1996 BMW 318i blue 4dr sedan. 5 speed manual, 294,000km w/ current inspection. Great work vehicle, must go! $1200 shel DSN 480-7207 Cell 015257380220 1996 BMW 520i, Ascot Green, 5 speed, great condition, very reliable. Winter & Summer wheels. PCS in 3 weeks. €1600 0630-7401863 / 1998 Blazer 4x4. 4.3 V6. 148000 miles. Red w/ Tan interior. Power locks, windows. New coolant system. Passed inspection July 30, 12. $2500 Obo

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2007 Toyota Highlander. Spot 5 on Ramstein lemon lot. V6, 4WD, AM/FM/CD player. Photos on Ramstein Yard Sales. ECT Snow feature. Sun roof. $18,700 06371595-4066 / markpowe@ya

2003 Buick Century, Silver, less than 104K miles, good mechanical condition, had cosmetic damage, KBB price $3480 You save $1000, guaranteed pass inspec $2400. 015121810520 /

2007 Toyota Rav4. Great condition, Garaged, 55k Miles, 3rd row seats, 4wd, No dents, tears, stains, Non-smoker, 4cyl eng, well maintained; Blue. $14000. Call: 0170 967-5139 or

2004 Volvo S60 2.5T, Black with Beige leather interior, 109K miles, Automatic, 5 Cylinder, US Specs, Sunroof, Passed inspection July 2012 $7,500.00 sjboehm64@ya / 06227380802

2008 Dodge Charger R/T. Only 26, 500 miles. 6 disc DVD w/TV. Bluetooth. Auto Climate Control. Heated leather seats. $$19, 500 or 01713611741

2005 Nissan Pathfinder SE, Silver, 78,925 Miles, Auto, 4x4, towing pkg, pwr win/locks/seat, 3rd row, dual climate cntrl, very clean, many extras $13,500 obo 2004 Honda CRV, 2.4 Ltr. all 01713879398 hborstad@ wheel drive, A/C, 5 speed. Runs great, 78,000 miles, US Spec. Good gas mileage. $9700 o170- 2006 BMW 325i (E90), 82k miles, 115-5787 Jet Black, US Spec, 6-speed manual gas, premium package w/ black leather, heated seats, original owner. Great cond! $16750

2009 Mini Cooper S hatchback with 39k km/24k mi. Silver w/ black rims. Come and take a look! $18500 01626925754 2009 Toyota Minivan; 21k mi; 7psngr; pwr side drs/wndws/mrrs/ &drvr's seat; 6-CD/AM/FM; AC; maint on sched; no acc; 1-owner; price neg; avail now $21500

2009 Volvo XC90 Chrome Front Grille. Grille removed form 2009 Volvo XC90. Also selling the right 2006 Volvo XC90. 115K miles. and left bumper vents, 15 euros 2.5L Turbo. AWD. Leather. Hea- each. €125 017681180184 or ted Seats. Seats 7. $12,500 06384-514804 jabryanfamily@ya 2010 Chevy Camaro 2SS Coupe, 2007 Ford Focus SE, Excellent condition, U.S. specs, 5-dr hatchback with street appearance package, 5 speed, only 37930 miles, contact Tony $9000 016099696473/ anthony.jernigan@

11900mi, 6.2l V8 W/SFI, 426hp, 6speed manual trans, white/orange, heated seats, 20" polished alu wheels, excellent cond. $29900

93 BMW 518i, midnight blue, 5spd, 4dr, sunroof, Pioneer CD, alloy rims, tow hitch, well maintai2011 VW golf TDI US spec 28K ned and super clean. €900 0176miles perfect condition. email for 6935-0404 pics bethanybaughman@ya 95' Nissan Skyline GTST. 75k $22K obo les. V6 turbo engine. New rims, summer & winter tires. New tiUsed cars WANTED ming belt, water pump, heater core, rear rotors/pads. $8500 Obo All makes a models, all specs, Damon 015115610129 also damaged. We pay cash and do all customs paperwork. 98 BMW 323iA Station Wagon Aldor Automobile. Heidelberg loaded with Leather Automatic A/ Fair prices • Call any time C Cruisecontrol... cleanest BMW 06221 - 3267304 u've ever seen... low mls - no acci0176 - 63707854 dent $5.555 01758424906


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98 Cadillac Seville SLS, 106k mi, requires service: possible headbolt / vacuum leak repair. Will start but can't be driven long distances. $1250. 015-223-554-704 98' Volvo V70 Wagen, AWD, AUTO, Sunroof, 7 Passenger, New AW tires and second set of winter tires, Passed INSP 08/12, leather INT. $3000 015126087856 Audi 100 model 1998, automatic, w/ CD Stereo, AC, power doors, breaksruns great in good condition € 1.400 obo 0172 -676 2717 Backlight and indicator set for BMW, used and dismantled from BMW 318i (E46) made:4/2003, properly stored and in good conditions. $100. 0179-9100405/ Black, 4x4, roof rack, head-rest DVD, 32k miles, 5-speed manual, great condition, and great gas mileage. Please email for additional photos. $16000 walshfamily24@ BMW 316I, 1995, 186K km, German spec, manual, power windows, sunroof. Very good on gas $2300, BMW 320 Model 2004 doors - 6 Gears, metalic, fully equiped e.g full leather seats, seat heating, power doors/breakes/windows/ sunroof, ESP, ABS, AC, stereo CD, garage kept, non smoking, well maintained w/ book, new Tires - Batterie and Oil change, Insp. guaranteed only € 6.450 obo 0172 - 676 2717 BMW X5, Mod. 2006, 3.0d, 217HP, AWD, perf. cond. 153000km, steptronic, leather seats, GPS, Glass roof, xenon, etc. fully equip. no accid. last BMW insp/svc 2012. $22400 0173-9025911 GM Navigation Disc for factory installed systems. Works in all Chevy/GMC SUV's and Trucks. Text or call 01709006266 or email $35 JBL Amplifier and 2 Mac Audio speakers, older model but still in good shape (see attached pictures) $60 0179-9100405/ Lexus LS 400, built 1991, €1500. If you like to include the spare parts: €2500. Call: 07144-9989984 Mazda speed, 1.8 ltr. turbo with 6 spd. Convertible, A/C runs great, no leaks or defects. 77,000 miles but only 14,000 on new engine. $10,400 0170-115-5787 MB 220 D, 1998, Station Wagon, great gas mileage - Diesel, white, automatic, cruise control, A/C, electric windows infront, tinted windows, rain sensor, removable trailer hitch, 245.000 km, German inspection good until 4/2013, accident free, 3.300 Euro OBO, Tel. 0175-7503767 Opel Corsa, 2009, orig. 1280km, cool & sound package, AC, €10.500 obo Call: 0152-53699038 Opel Omega Caravan, 1995, 5speed, silver metallic, trailer attachment, A/C, keyless entry, allow wheels, €1520, Call 063025110

Kaiserslautern American Peugot 206 CC 135 Sport!!! Built 2005, 2dr, convertible, European spec, 75k miles, 5sp, black interior, ABS, ESP, AC, power windows / locks, summer/winter tires + rims, pre-heating, great condition, new German TUEV till May 2014, non-smoker, 2nd owner, Call for more info 0179-5352827 or Saab, 9-5, 2.3 Ltr. with 5 spd. Leather, all power, runs great, no leaks, good mileage. 67,000 miles, 2nd owner. $5800 kdsowell@ 0170-115-5787 Toda K20A Valve Spring Set. Original price $400. Toda racing parts. Never used Asking $275 Ph.017622987498 / isabell_1_98@ VW Bus T4 Multivan, built 1997, US - Model, 100 000 mls, just passed inspection, very well taken care of. Interior: automatic, 2 AC's (back and front seperated), anti-theft device, el. windows, 8 tires, Radio Gamma w/ 8 Speakers. Location: Zweibrücken 4450.-€ Tel. 0163- 3704128 mail:

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Page 33 Quit Smoking Today! Army Public Health Nursing is offering Tobacco Cessation Classes for civilian and military personnel in the Kaiserslautern Military Community Area. New group begins 1st Wednesday of every month from 11301230 for four weeks at the Kleber DFAC, Back Dining Room Bldg. 3206. Advance registration is required. To register or for more information call Army Public Health Department at DSN 486-7002/CIV 06371-86-7002 or Kleber Health Clinic at DSN: 483-6099/CIV: 06371-83-6099.

BSA Troop 166-Ramstein looking for new/current scouts and adults to rebuild troop. Mtg Weds 7-8:30, Bldg 1009. ian@in Reiki: Interested in forming a Reiki Share Group? Please contact Cleveland Browns fans are inviJerry or Lorraine @ jerlor@t-onlited to join the Browns Backers Worldwide chapter in Kaiserslautern hosting watch parties every The Circle of Nerds proudly presgameday in Otterbach Live!! AJ ents: Galactic Showdown Saturday August 11th 2012 0900-1900 0151-40417872 (All day event) KMCC Food Court brownsbackersinktown@ya!/Land stuhlFisherHouseGalacticShow English speaking meetings of Al- down coholics Anonymous available in the Kaiserslautern/Vogelweh Area. Our contact information is: AA Hotline-0157-36123097, many.htm

The Adjutant General's Corps Regimental Association European Chapter Regimental Ball The Adjutant General's Corps Regimental Association European Chapter Cordially Invites you to its annual AG/HR Regimental Ball. Celebrating the 237th Anniversary of the Adjutant General's Corps, 15 September 2012, at the Armstrong Club Vogelweh, Kaiserslautern, Germany, 18:00 - 24:00. Guest Speaker: CSM Christopher D. Culbertson, The Adjutant General School Command Sergeant Major and The Adjutant General Regimental Command Sergeant Major. For more information contact Ms. Marcia Sierra-Williams, DSN 314-483-8062, Comm 049 (0) 631411-8062, Email: or Mr. John Yesis, DSN 314-496-5401, Comm 049 (0) 6302-67-5401, Email:

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The chaplain's office of the US Army Garrison Kaiserslautern has a food pantry program to help military families with needs. Both canned and dry good donations are accepted for the program and may be placed in baskets in the rear of the Daenner and Landstuhl chapels and at the chaplain's office (building 2919 on Pulaski Barracks). For more information, contact SFC Licciardi at DAN


The Rheinland-Pfalz International Choir is getting set to begin Autumn rehearsals, and we are seeking new members. If you love music and love to sing, consider visiting to see if RPIC is a good fit for you! We meet Tuesday evenings in Erheuten, and new members are welcome through September. Please visit our website at (available in both German and English). There you will find directions, performance samples, photos, and contact information. We look forward to meeting some new members from the Kaiserslautern area! KA THE AD RE



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The 86 Force Support Squadron at Ramstein has licensed providers on and off the installation. Providers who provide more than 10 hours a week of care must be licensed. Please use good judgment when choosing child care services. For more information please contact 063714057420 or email

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Antique printing press cabinets. Perfect for display or storage of jewelry. Two single pieces. Very heavy and in good condition. €1100 0176/93177546 or email Antique Tin Pot - very old - passed down from my grandfather. $40. See pictures at E-mail

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Kaiserslautern American Fender type Telecaster electric guitar. Masterbuilt, professional instrument. Excellent sound spectrum and tonal qualities. Must see and try! $495 Tom at 0172 35 64442

Beautiful Polish tea service still w/ Free Cleveland Browns fans are authentic labels. I bought when I invited to join the Browns Backers was in Poland. Call: 0177-6036101 Worldwide chapter in KaiserslauBrass king bed 450; dining room; living room furniture; lamps 20; Korean paintings 50; bar 50; bar stools 50; TV stands 50; beer mugs/crystal 1; Obo 06371918718;

Like new AbLounger with instruction information and CD for exercise program. $50 06363-994040 /

Offering a queen size boxspring. I couldn't find a way to get it through the stairway. My loss is your gain. Email if interested or for more pics mr_agonzales@ya Medela Pump-In-Style double breast pump that comes in convenient backpack. Closed System. Online Yard Sale. Email to receiLace dress, eggshell/offwhite, Lots of extras! 110V or batteries. ve link. We have Electronics, size 6, never worn. For wedding/ Tools, Toys, Camping Equipment, Bicycles, Scooters and more. prom/summer night out. $50; Padi Scuba Diving lessons Near 017622987498 or isabell_1_98@ya

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Graco Circa Travel System (Car Seat+Stroller+base) with an extra base. Excellent condition, it is brand new. $100 01717761279/

Changing/Bathing combo, goes on top of regular tub in your bathroom. Tub stores conveniently underneath changing table. Was 80 Euro, great condition! €40 Green suede handbag. With three compartments. Zipper top. Chicken rotisserie new $25, $20 0176-22987498 please leave a message if I do not answer. 06371 57888 Collection of leather bound, signed by the author, 1st edition books, mint cond. Over 100 different books. Authors include: Norman Mailer, William F. Buckley, Joseph Heller, Elie Wiesel, Donald Mc Dunne, John Updicke, Tom Wolfe, etc. $ 15.000 - serious inquiries only! Call: 0631-940213 or 0151-270-19822

Kitchen table and 2 chairs, light wood, $40, 4-drawer chest $10, glass-top table and 3 chairs $40, entertainment cabinet $10, lt brn leather TV recliner $70. Call 06374-1277.

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Infant First Aid class will be held at the St. Johannis Krankenhaus in Landstuhl on Aug 28 from 5.308.30pm. Please e-mail for mor information:

Jugendstil furniture over 100 years old. A variety of items, grandfather clock (Harmonium), crystal glasses, Murano glasses, porcelain figurines, Dual Voltage Radial Arm Saw. 12 Meisner inch blade/1.5 horsepwr. For 200years old, coffee and Tea set. cross-cutting, miter cutting, in/out Call: 0177-5211480 ripping, and compound miter cut- Kids adidas soccer shoes, US siting. High quality! $400 or best of- ze 1, EU 32, black & red, worn a fer 01636043150 kelipiec@ya few times. Non marking. $35. 0176-22987498, pics on classFree Advice on having your baby world

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Large Multi-family yard sale. Im woogfeld 21a, 66879 Obermohr. Saturday August 18 8 a.m. till... Girls clothes and toys, household itmes, furniture. jones.gregory.e@


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August 17, 2012

FOR SALE -- MISC All ads & pics can be viewed @

Pink and white snake skin purse, not real. pics on Porcelain dolls, over 100 to choose from, all dressed. Price Obo Call: 0176-90796039 Portable bouncer comes w/canopy/moskito net to protect baby outdoors. Music, nature sounds, vibration. Barely used! $15 Safety 1st Nature Sounds Bouncette Really cute, musical Rocking Bug, like new bc our daughter never liked it. It's really just been sitting in the room for a few months. No shipping $50 smoothsalsakat@ Swarovski Crystal - Attention collectors! All pieces over 20years old! Prices greatly reduced! Great gift for any special occasion! Private collection! Retired pieces. koala bear mother and baby, Panda mother & baby, whale, turtle. Call for info: 06332-41560 between 2pm to 9pm. Can deliver to RAB! Swarovski Pegasus - From the 1998 "Fabulous Creatures" Series. Retired in 1998, Asking $500. Ph. 06374/944828 Swarovski SC Isadora & Antonio, from the trilogy (magic of dance) 2002 & 2003, w/crystal signs & displays) will sell separately, Price 299 â‚Ź each obo Call: 01622762421

Kaiserslautern American Swarovski, silver, crystal, trilogy masquerade, 1999-2001, w/crystal signs & displays, 899â‚Ź obo Call: 0162-2762421 Techno/Dancefloor Synth. "Quasimidi Sirius" with integrated 11 Ch.Vocoder (also voice distortion) + Synthesizer "Quasimidi Raven Max" + Keyboard stand â‚Ź1600 The Swarovski Pierrot mesasures 8". This is the first edition of "Masquerade" series. Retired in 1999. Pics on Documents for Sale! USA and CSA documents, coins of Germany and China, private collection, for sale piece by piece. Call between 4-7pm 0152-25194313 (David Frank) Very beautiful, 1xcoffee and 1xtee set, color silver, newly, phone â‚Ź159 Volunteer Needed to teach chess to intermediate students after school; one or two hours per week from 2:45-3:45 480-6023; Whirpool fridge SBS Combi 6TH Sense D3JA+ March 2010 Energy A+, 442 liters, ice/water dispenser Very good conditions ready to be picked up $680 0171 772 6166 Wine Rack/Holder, holds six bottles, attractive metal finish, fits perfectly in a small, narrow space. $10; 0163-330-5535 or john@ad Wood frame picture. From Ashfield Arts. Made in the UK. Paid $500. see for pics.

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10.5' X 6'. Very good condition. Wool. Professionally cleaned December 2011. The multitude of colors works well with most decors. $125 8'cognac colored couch. When cushions are raised up, an adult can sleep on the couch. Great for the TV room. P/U mandatory. Pillows included $300 eahuffie@hot Antique wardrobe â‚Ź300, 06371 57888 Bassett TV Cabinet. Exc cond. No damage whatsovever. About 5 years old. Been sitting in my basement -- almost not touched. $100 Broyhill Dining Rm Table set. Table, leaf, 6 matching chairs, Hutch Corner unit. Distressed knotty pine finish. Great condition. $900. Call: 0170 967-5139 Dining table w/ 2 benches, massiv wood - oak style, â‚Ź250 017690796039 Golden framed paintings, div. sizes reasonable prices 06371 57888


Page 37 Extra high grade quality, old fashion style, full wood, handmade, complete livingroom. schrank 4,20m long in one piece, sofa, 2 armchairs, marple table. $1600 --06304 1720 German Sideboard and Highboard for Sale. Oak-rustic color, massiv. Great condition! New â‚Ź1200 each, now selling for â‚Ź250 each! Call: 0176-907-96039 Household Clearance: Furniture, Household goods, Lamps, mintcoats, Books, tools, etc. Sat, 18.8. 10-17 -Helmholtzstr. 25 65199 Wiesbaden

Ikea 3-Seater, colour off white, model Ektorp for sale due to PCS. Only 13 months old, in very good condition. Original price 350 Euro. 0178-4508735 or sternchenbk@ya Large Antique Dark solid wood. 3 pull out draws, 3 cabinets above and below to store goods in. 7 feet tall. Price: $2900 017622987498. pics

Loveseat $95, 06371 57888 Old German shrank, table with chairs, couch, bedroom furniture and other items. Everything must go.

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Murphy-style full size bed. Frame, mattress, hardware, 2 halogen lights. Comes apart for moving. Pick up only in France, pics on request. $800 cahilldd@ya

Tall Table and four chairs. White frame and table top, pastel stripe seat covers $100 / â‚Ź75. Photo online or by email. girlpilot79@hot

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Old German shrank, non smoker, 3 meters long, lots of storage Alteration Shop Has 4 Job opecompartments, must go - $200. nings for customer service. POC Selling cheap, 25 min from Ram- Ms. HegendĂśrfer. 0152-01823885 stein mountaineer.randy@ Pino Brand Kitchen (Paid over 2K Euro). Sink, Stove/Oven, Fridge/ Freezer, Various kitchen Cabinets. Already apart - pick up in Mannheim. $1800 nsptrione@hot

Busy private American Dental Practice in Ramstein is now taking applications for certified dental assistants. Please submit resumes to: Ramstein Dental Care at For Very old cabinet for sale. Henry questions please call our office at II. â‚Ź750 06371-406230



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Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery • CertiďŹ ed in Oral Implantology and Aesthetic Facial Surgery HĂślzengraben 2, 67657 Kaiserslautern • Tel: 0631-371170 • E-Mail: • • • • • • • We speak English Openings: Mon, Tue, Thu 7.30 – 11.30 Mon, Tue, Thu 14.00 – 16.00 Wed + Fri 7.30 – 12.00

Female, 45 years, 5'6, blonde is looking for a friendly, good looking american man, 45 or older.To get to know each other, and maybe for a relationship. Only serious contacts please! 01522-6519732

Call English Speaking Lawyer. Frank Lagies, Schillerplatz 7, KL, 0631-41249106, www.strafverteidi, all law concerning issues

Got Mad IT Skills? 5 or more years of hardcore Windows Enterprise administration, VoIP/SIP administration, MS Database administration, and/or hands-on system security engineering? DRS is looking for you! We have openings for a VoIP Technician, a Systems Admin, and an Information Assurance Engineer. Keep your TESA status, receive Hola/ Cola, and enjoy the many benefits of living in Stuttgart! Apply here‌ Disclaimer: Offers of employment are contingent on how much of a Rock Star you really are.

Single woman, 46/160/55kg looking for an nice American (caucasian) my age, who can speak German because my English is bad... No games, Only Singles!!!! 0160/ 6737687 (Text)

Certified translations. Reasonable rates. Call 06374-4113 or 0179-531-0274.


There have been reports of pets being sold from breeding facilities that are not managed at the highest professional standards. Please choose your pet carefully. Make sure you check the credentials of the people selling the pet, and get proper paperwork showing shots and/ or other proof of healthy condition. For further advice, consult your Veterinarian.

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WHITE CHIROPRACTIC CLINIC Ingrid E. White, D.C., FFEAC Erik R. White, D.C. Eva D. White, D.C. Doctor of Chiropractic Doctors of Chiropractic Palmer College of Chiropractic Logan College of Chiropractic Davenport, Iowa St. Louis, Missouri

Family and sports-oriented chiropractic care provided by German-American family of chiropractors. Call for appointment: t .PO BOE 5IVST UP B N BOE UP Q N t 5VFT UP B N BOE UP Q N t 'SJ UP B N Location: Lutrinastr. 11, 67655 Kaiserslautern 5FM t 'BY F NBJM DIJSP XIJUF!U POMJOF EF

Cleaning Lady offers great service. Kaiserslautern & Vogelweh area. English spoken. Mon - Sun. Warm- heated, great humor 0176-90796039 32yrs single back lady with a generous touch of friendship seeks Clock repair & antique clock sato find a happy relationship. les. Hermann Lieser, Ludwigstr. 32, Landstuhl 06371-2637

Woman is looking for a man 35 years or older, for friendship and Home & Maintenance Service. PCS, regular & carpet cleaning w/ conversation Call: 0172-6903147 ref., painting, repair, trash removal, bulk & yard waste 06383PETS Private Christian school seeking 927372 or 0172-6693714 certified teachers. PT & FT positiAll ads & pics can be viewed @ ons available. school@faithbap Michi & Maxi Service! PCS ning, trash hauling, painting, regu-

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Civilian Medical Clinic in Landstuhl is expanding, hiring American Physician's Assistants and Nurse Practitioners for part-time employment. Contact:

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Female 35+, Travel Buddy wanted most expenses paid, help drive and navigate to destinations with gps. If interested email me. Travel Buddy Wanted wanjurui02@ 400 liter Aquarium with stand with built in filter and pump South-American lady, 40, brunet- $400.00 017653444578 / da te, seeks nice, well educated gent- leman from 35 to 50 for friendship Australian Shepherd Puppies, or a possible bond. Pedigree, all colors, sold by vet, Phone: 06375 993324, www.danai French Bulldog and Westi puppies are ready for new families. UTD on shots and dewormed. â‚Ź650 ellaspuppyfinding@

lar yardwork. Guaranteed to pass insp. 0176-70610963 Professional lessons in guitar, bass & piano, saxophone. Cell 015233696881 Translator/Interpreter Certified KL., near Vogelweh. Reasonable rates. Call: 0631-54440

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Buying dictionaries all languages and foreign language guides. Call 0152-25194313 or 0160-69439449 Doctor couple, looking for FSH in Kl area and surrounding area as of now. Call: 0163-1379074

Looking for someone in/near the Schmalenberg area to let our 2 dogs out for a 10 min potty break, once a day, Mon-Fri, must be between 10am-1 pm. $negotiable Golden Retriever, Labs and Doodle puppies are ready for a new family. UTD on shots, dewor- Loving family w/ young boy loomed, raised up with love. Price de- king for a puppy prefer a girl Mom pendent on breed. â‚Ź650 stays home so puppy will have ellaspuppyfinding@google lots of love & attention We're rious pet owners. Male and female Bearded Drag-

ons. Confirmed successful breeding pair. With cage and accesso- New Challenge for Baseball / ries. Serious inquiries only please. Softball Coaches!! The River Bandits Baseball and Softball Team, â‚Ź100 015124126954 located in SaarbrĂźcken (A6, My puppies are in need of a new 30min from KL) is looking for coaforever home. These Babies are ches for both teams and also both home and potty trained and players. Please contact: ste are so lovely with kids. They have or call all health papers a $370 0171-8634083 Siberian Husky puppies are ready to leave their mother. Blue eyed, UTD on shots and dewormed. â‚Ź650 ellaspuppyfinding@goo

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Someone to take over our lease in Einsiedlerhof as early as 15-20 August. This is a newer 3bedroom 1 bath flat 118m². 730e/mo+2mo deposit. Thank you! â‚Ź730 063141249113 or outbreakfl@ Tutors, Mentors, Coaches needed this Summer -$$$- 0160 3156 501

!!PCS cleaning, weekly, exp. team over years INSP grtd 0160- Wanted: Female singer for esta91948-691 or cthompson@t-onli blished, gigging rock/pop band located in KMC area. 01727098850

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