Airlifter of the Week: 86th CPTS budget analyst, Page 6
Call to honorable service runs deep in Army family, Page 7
Red-nosed Herc brings Holiday Cheer, Page 8
Romantic forest Christmas offers organic products, trees, Page 14
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Ramstein Airmen build bare base in contested exercise Story and photos by Staff Sgt. Timothy Moore 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs GROSTENQUIN AIR BASE, France — Airmen from the 435th Air Ground Operations Wing’s 435th Contingency Response Group and more than 11 other organizations, along with one C-130J Super Hercules aircraft assigned to the 37th Airlift Squadron, 86th Airlift Wing, Ramstein Air Base, deployed to Grostenquin Air Base, France, to participate in exercise Contested Forge. The annual weeklong exercise tests the 435th CRG’s ability to build a forward operating base and conduct airfield operations in an austere environment. “Our mission is to enable access and airpower across the continent of Europe,” said Capt. Michael Hester, 435th CRG Contingency Response Element operations officer. “We go into locations that can’t necessarily handle airfield operations, establish security, and build up so See CONTESTED EXERCISE, Page 3
A C-130J Super Hercules aircraft assigned to the 37th Airlift Squadron, 86th Airlift Wing, Ramstein Air Base, lands on a runway during exercise Contested Forge on Grostenquin Air Base, France, Dec. 4. Contested Forge is an annual exercise that tests the 435th Contingency Response Group’s ability to build a forward operating base and conduct airfield operations in an austere environment, friendly or hostile.
Chief Wright to Airmen: Know your retirement options by Chief Master Sgt. Kaleth O. Wright Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs
The opt-in deadline for the Blended Retirement System is Dec. 31, 2018. Make your decision knowing only you can determine which system is best for you, and understand that if you opt into BRS, it is irrevocable. You only have one chance to make this choice, so it’s imperative you and those involved in making financial decisions for your family fully understand
the pros and cons of both retirement systems. I encourage each of you to take all of the training available on ADLS and utilize the BRS comparison calculator on the Military Compensation website before making an appointment with your base financial counselor. The calculator provides a comparison between the current retirement system and the BRS. Doing your homework and preparing your questions ahead of time will help you get the most from your financial counseling appointment. I would like to
see all eligible Airmen trained as soon as possible to give everyone time to really think about their options and be fully prepared before making this lifeimpacting decision. If I had to pick just one thing I’m most passionate about as the chief master sergeant of the Air Force, without a doubt it would be taking care of our Airmen and their families professionally, physically, spiritually and financially. I’m a firm believer that these four things go hand in hand. In order to be the best, most resilient Airman possible, you
have to balance your professional, physical, spiritual and financial wellness. This is why I’m always looking to arm our Airmen with knowledge to help them grow and make the best decisions possible in their lives. Part of arming our Airmen with knowledge means providing them the tools necessary to understand and smartly plan their long-range financial goals. But this planning isn’t just for Airmen with families; it’s vital for all Airmen. See RETIREMENT OPTIONS, Page 2
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Holiday readiness by Command Sgt. Maj. Thurman Lee Reynolds Landstuhl Regional Medical Center I know what you might be thinking. “Leave it to a command sergeant major to add ‘readiness’ to ‘holiday.’” And, yes, while medical and service member readiness is my top priority, I mean to emphasize it in a different way as it pertains to this time of the year. GLUEHWEIN READINESS We are in full Christmas market swing here in Europe which means roasted chestnuts and gluehwein. As you and your loved ones travel around Europe for the holidays, please ensure that you are ready and prepared if you intend on having the occasional alcoholic beverage or two. Whether it is gluehwein, spiked eggnog, a glass of wine or any other combination of alcoholic drinks, be ready with a designated driver and a plan to arrive at your final destination safely. Do not drink and drive; .05 percent blood alcohol level gets you arrested! GRINCH READINESS For many of our service members, the holidays can be a miserable time if they are away from their loved ones. They may RETIREMENT OPTIONS from Page 1 Beginning Jan. 1, 2019, the Department of Defense will transition to the Blended Retirement System. If you haven’t heard about BRS, you need to get up to speed now and learn all you can. I need each of you to take an active interest in your financial planning by using every resource we’ve made available to learn about the BRS. The BRS gives Airmen an opportunity to save their money in a portable Thrift
feel angry and alone, or they may feel sad and depressed. Whatever the case, as one team we need to be ready to continue the Army tradition of caring for others. If you are feeling unhappy or disheartened during the holiday season, please reach out to your teammates and leaders for help. In turn, leaders, check on your teammates and take appropriate actions to take care of each other. ELF READINESS This time of the year can be very stressful for adults when it comes to gift giving, particularly when you’re considering gifts for children. As parents, we want to see the excitement and happiness on our kids’ faces when they open presents, and for some of us, we may go too far with spending. If your plan is to be the “Elf of the Year” in the eyes of your children, ensure that you have a solid financial plan for you and your family before making a sizable purchase at your favorite electronics store. All too often we live outside our means and create unneeded, and most certainly, unwanted, additional stress. SNOWBALL READINESS Finally, be ready for snowballs. Be prepared to get hit by them during a fun
Savings Plan while receiving matching government funds at the same time. This is the most basic layman’s description of the program, which is why I need you to arm yourselves with all of the research and information available. To help you, our Air Force leaders have put together a team of experts ready to provide extensive training. Certified personal financial counselors are available at your Airman and Family Readiness Center. These experts cannot decide for you, but they can help
Command sergeant major of Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Command Sgt. Maj. Thurman L. Reynolds (right), encourages everyone to maintain a constant state of holiday readiness during this busy time of year. From ensuring vehicle and personal safety, to keeping a close eye on gift spending and finances, Reynolds encourages all service members and their families to stay ready for anything that comes their way at the close of 2018. Photo by Tommi Reynolds
snowball fight and be ready for when they melt and turn the roads to black ice. Yes, this is the actual safety brief. Safety is everyone’s responsibility and it is our duty to observe controls for hazards, including proper trip planning, driving the speed limit and getting proper rest. Ensure your vehicle is equipped for winter driving conditions in accordance with the host nation laws. Leaders, conduct a vehicle inspection on your teams’ automobiles. Safety always!
you evaluate which retirement plan is best for you. Every Airman’s situation is different, financial goals are unique to each Airman and there is no “one size fits all” decision. Airmen who enter the Air Force on or after Jan. 1, 2018, are automatically covered by the BRS. Active component Airmen serving now and those who enter the Air Force on or before Dec. 31, 2017, will be grandfathered under the current retirement system. Airmen with fewer than 12 years of active ser-
Whether you’re hanging Christmas lights, working a night shift at the hospital, baking holiday treats or gallivanting around Europe, please remember to maintain a constant state of readiness. It has been an incredible three months since I arrived at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center and the Kaiserslautern Military Community. I look forward to what 2019 has in store for us. Enjoy this wonderful season and, from my family to yours, happy holidays!
vice on Dec. 31, 2017, or reserve component Airmen with fewer than 4,320 retirement points as of Dec. 31, 2017, have the choice to opt into the BRS. Reserve component members’ “retirement points” and retirement eligibility for the defined benefit are the same under the BRS as under the current retirement systems. There are pros and cons to every major decision we make, and this holds true for both retirement plans. I can’t tell you what to do. I can’t
tell you what’s best for your family. All I can tell you is that you need to arm yourself with knowledge. Check out the training, talk to people who can provide you with objective advice, talk to those who will be most impacted by your decision and execute your plan knowing you made the best decision for you and your family. For more information about the BRS, visit the BRS website at http://militarypay.defense.gov/ BlendedRetirement/.
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December 14, 2018 contested exercise from Page 1 that we can start getting aircraft in the area and cargo into the airfield to enable access for airpower across the continent.” During the exercise, Airmen built and secured the bare base and conducted airlift operations, including container delivery system and heavy equipment drops, engine-running on-loads, and combat offloads, throughout both the day and night. “Our capabilities include anything you would need to rapidly open an air base and for a significant duration before support is needed to resupply,” said Maj. CJ Thomsen, 435th Contingency Response Squadron director of operations. “We do a lot of work with outside agencies to get things we need, such as fuel and water, but otherwise we are self-sustained.” While the 435th CRG regularly exercises their capability to build a bare base and conduct austere airfield operations within a 24-hour time period, they usually simulate a permis-
sive environment or one they do not know the threat level of adversarial activity. “This is the first time we’ve really done this in a contested environment where we actually have a threat out there that we are trying to address with security forces,” Hester said. “It’s something new for us where everybody goes out the door with a weapon. Everybody is a base defender and can provide that security 24/7.” The exercise leaders believe all the Airmen participating in Contested Forge greatly benefited from the training, but they aren’t the only ones as the capability to set up and operate an airfield in any location is also a boon to U.S. allies. “This training allows us to be a credible force for our allies,” said Lt. Col. Leonardo Tongko, 435th CRS commander. “It is to assure them we can provide support, deter and defend them from any threat in a moment’s notice — we have the capability to build, sustain, and defend airpower.”
All participants were American, but the exercise was made possible through the cooperation of the French government and military, who allowed the 435th CRG to conduct the training on the abandoned Canadian airfield. “Anywhere in the world we can find ourselves where we don’t have a runway, where we don’t have the means to catch an aircraft or refuel and resupply them,” Thomsen said. “By being able to open up an airfield rapidly in any environment, friendly or hostile, we’re extending the reach of airpower.”
U.S. Airmen assigned to the 435th Contingency Response Group, 435th Air Ground Operations Wing, Ramstein Air Base, build a Tent Model 60 during exercise Contested Forge on Grostenquin Air Base, France, Dec. 3.
A U.S. Airman assigned to the 435th Contingency Response Group, 435th Air Ground Operations Wing, Ramstein Air Base, stands guard during exercise Contested Forge on Grostenquin Air Base, France, Dec. 3. As part of Contested Forge, Airmen assigned to the 435th CRG practiced their capability to set up, conduct, and defend austere airfield operations and a bare base.
U.S. Airmen assigned to the 435th Contingency Response Group, 435th Air Ground Operations Wing, Ramstein Air Base, march to the location of their bare base site during exercise Contested Forge on Grostenquin Air Base, France, Dec. 3.
U.S. Airmen assigned to the 435th Contingency Response Group, 435th Air Ground Operations Wing, Ramstein Air Base, carry a Tent Model 60 bag during exercise Contested Forge on Grostenquin Air Base, France, Dec. 3.
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DECEMBER 3 12:10 p.m.: Larceny of secured government property in Kaiserslautern 1:27 p.m.: Damage to private property in Kaiserslautern 7:48 p.m.: Larceny of unsecured government and private property in Kaiserslautern DECEMBER 4 1:53 a.m.: Drunken operation of a motor vehicle in Landstuhl 7:44 a.m.: Major traffic collision with injuries in Ramstein-Miesenbach 5:42 p.m.: Operating a motor vehicle on expired registration on Vogelweh Family Housing 10:25 p.m.: Loud noise complaint on Vogelweh Family Housing DECEMBER 5 2:59 p.m.: Damage to private property on Vogelweh Family Housing DECEMBER 6 12:11 a.m.: Drunken disorderly and communicating a threat in Kaiserslautern 9:15 a.m.: Major traffic collision in Kaiserslautern 10:26 a.m.: Theft from an unsecured motor vehicle in Kaiserslautern 5:40 p.m.: Fleeing the scene of a minor traffic collision in Trippstadt DECEMBER 7 1:32 a.m.: Driving under the influence of a
controlled substance in Kaiserslautern 7:34 a.m.: Larceny of unsecured private property in Kaiserslautern 7:39 a.m.: Major traffic collision with disabling damages in Enkenbach-Alsenborn 7:40 a.m.: Major traffic collision with disabling damages and injuries in Kaiserslautern 5:24 p.m.: Fleeing the scene of a minor traffic collision in Kaiserslautern DECEMBER 8 2:34 a.m.: Drunken operation of motor vehicle in Kaiserslautern 3:50 a.m.: Drunken operation of motor vehicle in Ramstein-Miesenbach 4:02 a.m.: Burglary of unsecured residence in Schopp 1:07 p.m.: Larceny of government and private property in Wiesbaden 6:08 p.m.: Loud noise complaint on Vogelweh Family Housing DECEMBER 9 3:21 a.m.: Assault in Landstuhl 3:50 a.m.: Loud noise complaint on Vogelweh Family Housing 5:13 a.m.: Drunken operation of a motor vehicle in Ramstein-Miesenbach
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ity in the KMC. The information contained in the blotter is not indicative of crime trends or the targeting of service members or their dependents. The location and nature of the entries is dependent upon where the crime was reported and not necessarily where the crime took place.
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86 AW Retiree Activities Office closure The 86th Airlift Wing Retiree Activities Office (RAO) will be closed until Jan. 1, 2019. RAO will open again on Jan. 2, 2019. B420 detour The B420 in the community of Medard will be blocked for traffic until Dec. 20 while a new lane divider is being built. Road signs will designate detours. Motorists are asked for considerate driving and understanding for any inconveniences. L498 road work The L498 between Burgalben and Donsieders will be blocked for traffic until Dec. 30. Main Street (Sandweg) in Waldfischbach-Burgalben will also be partially blocked. The carpooling parking lot will still be accessible for vehicles. Road work has become necessary as rain has washed out the embankments potentially causing rocks to roll down onto the road. Motorists are asked to apply caution and to have understanding for any inconveniences this may cause. Door-to-door salespeople Living in Europe you may come across door-to-door salespeople offering to sell a wide variety of items ranging from artwork to produce. If you decide to utilize these services, the 569th U.S. Forces Police Squadron urges you to take caution with your transactions. Make sure the price of the goods is clearly established. If you are using a credit/ debit card, ensure you double check the transaction total before signing any receipts – read over the entire receipt! If you do not feel comfortable using your credit/debit card, request to use cash instead.
THE HOUSING HYPE GOOD NEWS FOR UNACCOMPANIED HOUSING RESIDENTS:
KMC Post Office new website The new KMC Postal Operations SharePoint site is ready for CAC users (Active Duty/ Contractor/Civilians) to use for In-processing, Mail Hold or Forwards, Out-Processing, and Volunteer Opportunities at the Ramstein (North/South) and Kapaun Post Offices. The site can be found through the USAFE SharePoint portal. Questions? Contact the Northside, Southside, or Kapaun Post Office Customer Service sections. Parking discs needed In certain parking lots on Ramstein Air Base display of a parking disc is required. The maximum allowable time a car may remain in these lots is posted; the driver must set the disc to the arrival time and make it visible. The following are some parking lots where discs are required; MOMS, Ramstein Officers’ Club, the commissary, the library and the community center. Parking without displaying a disc or remaining past the allowed time could result in a citation. Visitor Control Center process and hours The Ramstein Visitor Control Center now issues passes with a scannable barcode. These passes are valid for one to three days and may be used at any KMC Air Force or KMC Army installation. Any request longer than three days will require customers to receive a long-term pass. Customers should understand with the process, waiting times may be longer than usual. The VCC opens at 6 a.m. and closes at 10 p.m., seven days a week. After hours, customers may still sign in guests at the west gate. The sponsor must be registered in IACS to sign in visitors. Furthermore, ID card holders who forget their ID may also be searched in IACS and be granted base access. Units needed for blood drives The Armed Services Blood Bank Center Europe is looking for units who would like to host blood drives for the military community. For details, call DSN 590-5585 or 06371-94645885 to speak to a recruiter. Landstuhl Registrar Office closure The Registrar Office Landstuhl (Standesamt Landstuhl, Kirchenstrasse 41, 66849 Landstuhl) will be closed from Dec. 22, until Jan. 1, 2019. The office will be back open on Jan. 2, 2019, to do birth registrations.
It is time to spin with your new washers and dryers. The Furnishings Management Section’s washers and dryers have arrived! The FMS Customer Service Team will contact each resident on the waitlist to schedule a delivery date/time to our valued customers. Thank you for your patience.
UPCOMING OFFICE CLOSURES: The KMC Housing Office and the Furnishing Management Section are closed on Dec. 24 through 26 and Dec. 31 in observance of the holidays.
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Airlifter of the Week: 86th CPTS budget analyst
U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Fritz Julian, 86th Comptroller Squadron budget analyst, right, receives recognition from Brig. Gen. Mark August, 86th Airlift Wing commander, on Ramstein Air Base, Nov. 30. Julian was lauded by the 86th AW’s command team for his efforts in supporting the Air Force mission in Europe.
Story and photo by Senior Airman Joshua Magbanua 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs An 86th Comptroller Squadron budget analyst received the honor of being Ramstein’s Airlifter of the Week on Nov. 30. The 86th Airlift Wing commander and command chief lauded Tech. Sgt. Fritz Julian for his excellence in executing the Air Force mission across
the European theater of operation. Julian, who hails from the Republic of Haiti, is credited with training 50 financial managers not only in the 86th Airlift Wing but across Ramstein. He also oversaw the execution plans of the only logistics readiness and civil engineer groups in U.S. Air Forces Europe-Air Forces Africa. He is actively engaged in the local community by conducting charitable
work, an example of which was leading a team of volunteers to deliver food and clothing to families in need. “I feel honored to receive this recognition from our wing command team,” Julian said. “In my mind, I was just doing my job. But it feels good to get a pat on the back from my leaders.” Julian thanked his leadership for pushing him to be the best Airman he can be, and encouraged his fellow
Airmen to do their best in everything they do. He also expressed gratitude for the opportunity to serve his adopted country. “I came to the U.S. when I was young, and I chose to serve in the Air Force as a way to say ‘thank you’ to this nation,” Julian said. “As Airmen we like to think we’re just doing our job, but if we put excellence into our daily work, we will stand out from everyone else.”
Key Spouse program: Key to keeping families connected by Airman 1st Class Ariel Leighty 86 Airlift Wing Public Affairs The Air Force Key Spouse program is an official Air Force family and readiness program implemented to help Airmen and their families be resilient through any unexpected challenges. A key spouse is a volunteer who is formally appointed by the unit commander to be a conduit of information between unit leadership and families. They also focus on meeting the needs of military families when occurrences such as deployments, temporary duty assignments, and permanent change of station moves arise. “The Key Spouse program is there for other spouses to be able to reach
out to each other and help if they need guidance on which agency to go to for particular issues,” said Andrew Jones, 86th Comptroller Squadron key spouse. Jones said one of his big goals as a key spouse is to help families moving to Germany transition smoothly and help them find outlets around base to adjust easily to living in a different country. When Jones arrived on Ramstein, the Key Spouse program was underutilized on base and wasn’t a reliable resource for him like it is now. “I ended up finding another male spouse through a male Facebook page for spouses. That’s what really helped to get me set up on Ramstein,” said Jones. “And after that I remember
telling myself that I was going to pay that forward when key spouse asked for volunteers.” The program aims to promote individual, family, and unit readiness, link spouses to leadership, strengthen leadership’s support team, and encourage peer-to-peer Wingman support. To become a key spouse member, spouses must attend a two day initial training course, totaling eight hours. The objective of the course is to identify the role and responsibilities of each key spouse team member, and strengthen the Air Force community. Once part of the Key Spouse program, members meet with unit commanders monthly to discuss changes within the unit and encourage par-
ticipation between service members and their family. “One of the benefits of being a key spouse is being able to help other people and it gives me a chance to reach out and meet other members of the community, said Jones. “I also get a better idea of what goes on in my wife’s office and allows me to be connected that way.” When thinking of vital resources to Team Ramstein, the key spouses are always looking for individuals who are willing to provide crucial assistance across base and become key spouses. For additional information on the Key Spouse Program, please contact the Airman & Family Readiness Center.
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Call to honorable service runs deep in Army family A father and son continued a lineage of service, at the top of Kleber Kaserne’s historic clock tower as Lt. Col. Brett Swanke, U.S. Army Europe’s Chief of Inspections for the Inspector General, promoted his son 2nd Lt. Braxton Swanke to 1st Lieutenant, Nov. 26. As a military child claiming Killen, Texas, as his home, Braxton Swanke admitted that even though the military way of life was all he knew, he had no intention of joining. “My mom was a drill sergeant, my dad also in the Army, but surprisingly I was not interested in joining the military,” Braxton said. “I spent two years as a nursing major, and quickly realized nursing was not for me. It wasn’t until I started attending the University of Texas where I had friends in Army ROTC and considered joining my junior year of college.” Like his father, Braxton joined the military as a logistics officer after taking his father’s advice to choose a military occupational specialty that would translate into a great career outside of the military. “Like any parent, I was concerned about my son joining the Army, but it was something he wanted to do, so I supported him,” the senior Swanke said. “I talked to him about the benefits and drawbacks of each of the branches and left it to him to make the final decision. I was of course happy that he chose logistics because, as I informed him, the Army is a great place to start, and I think logistics is an excellent career no matter where your path takes you.”
During the promotion ceremony, Brett Swanke shared with colleagues and friends what the opportunity to watch his son flourish in his military career means to him. “It is a great pleasure of mine to see him grow as an officer and a man, to see him take on new challenges and strive to be the best he can be,” he said. “We are fortunate to be in the same area of operations, which allows me to see him quite regularly. I have seen him out on mission, and I know that he is working above his pay grade and accomplishing more than I was when I was in his rank and position.” Following the example of his great-grandfather who served in the Navy during World War I, Brett Swanke joined the Army as an Army Reserve private first class in 1992. He achieved the rank of sergeant, before commissioning as a transportation officer in 1998. “Braxton was in a position to see the Army provide me opportunities to enhance my career but it was up to me to make the most of those chances. I think he saw that with work and commitment it is possible to have a rewarding career.” Brett Swanke shared. During Braxton’s promotion speech, he mentioned how his father’s career influence and professional know-how shapes the type of officer he is becoming. “I call my dad all the time,” Braxton Swanke said. “There is a huge benefit to him only being an hour away in Wiesbaden and it is nice to be able to speak with a parent that knows exactly where I am in my career and how to guide my career progression. He’ll let me know when I’m doing something
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Lt. Col. Brett Swanke, U.S. Army Europe’s Chief of Inspections for the Inspector General, with son Braxton Swanke in circa 1996, Fort Story, Virginia Beach, Virginia. Braxton is the 3rd generation of the Swanke family to serve in the Armed Forces.
correctly or if I’ve messed up.” Brett Swanke said he hopes commitment to military service can be a starting point for a wider discussion on public service. “Not just for my own son but I hope that parents and their children throughout the United States have a discussion about the defense
services as a great place to start,” he said. “I, like most people, never intended to spend so many years in the Army but I continued to be offered opportunities to promote and excel and I thought it was in my best interest and the best interest of my family to make the Army a career.”
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Red-nosed Herc brings Holiday Cheer by Senior Airman Devin M. Rumbaugh 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs
U.S. Air Force Capt. Gregory Dubow, 86th Airlift Wing chaplain says a prayer during the Rudolph the Red-Nosed Herc event on Ramstein Air Base, Dec. 6. Families got the chance to take a photo with Santa Claus during the event.
Rudolph, a U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules, sits in his hangar during the Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Herc event on Ramstein Air Base, Dec. 6. Rudolph was the star for the annual event held by the 86th Airlift Wing.
Members of the Kaiserslautern Military Community participate in the Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Herc event on Ramstein Air Base, Dec. 6. Members from units across the 86th Airlift Wing volunteered to help host the event.
Members of the Kaiserslautern Military Community play games during the Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Herc event on Ramstein Air Base, Dec. 6. The games were hosted by units across the 86th Airlift Wing.
U.S. Air Force Airman Dori Leone (right), 86th Dental Squadron dental lab technician, hands a child tickets for playing a game during the Rudolph the Red-Nosed Herc event on Ramstein Air Base, Dec. 6. The tickets gave the children a chance to win prizes.
U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Mark R. August (right), 86th Airlift Wing commander, gives opening remarks with Santa Claus during the Rudolph the Red-Nosed Herc event on Ramstein Air Base, Dec. 6. Families from around the Kaiserslautern Military community participated in the event, hosted by the 86th AW.
U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Mike Higby, 86th Maintenance Group superintendent, has his face painted like the Grinch during the Rudolph, the RedNosed Herc event on Ramstein Air Base, Dec. 6. The event included a meet and greet with Santa Claus, games, and food for families.
Members of the Kaiserslautern Military Community play games during the Rudolph the Red-Nosed Herc event on Ramstein Air Base, Dec. 6. The event included free games, food, and bouncy castles.
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Remembering a servant leader, friend: John Edward Haldeman Story and photo by Sgt. Maj. (Ret) Michael D. Richter KMC Retiree Council The loss of a spouse or family member can be a time of great stress and grieving for a surviving member. U.S. Army Europe has seven enduring garrisons, each with their own retiree services officer who, in many cases, also serves as the area’s casualty affairs officer. The men and women acting in these capacities are trained to provide help and assistance, relying on the knowledge they have obtained through training and experience, to those have to taking on this undertaking, which can be difficult for anyone. One such person to serve in this capacity was John Edward Haldeman of Apex, North Carolina. Born Sept. 24, 1938, in Mahanoy City, Pennsylvania, to the late Esmond and Grace Haldeman, John enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1956 and retired after more than 30 years as a Vietnam War veteran at the rank of command sergeant major in 1986. Shortly afterward, in 1987, he continued to serve his country and his fellow service members for 23 years in civil service duty. Formerly the U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern retirement services and
casualty affairs officer, John worked with the local retiree population to help and guide survivors from all over Europe to apply for survivor benefits during times of great stress and grieving. He was on duty 24/7, ready to assist anyone in need. John really highlighted the need for retirees helping retirees, and shortly after his retirement, the Kaiserslautern retiree community formed an official retiree council with approval of the U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz. This council remains today staffed and fully active in the support and assistance of our local retiree population. John Edward Haldeman passed away peacefully at the age of 79 on Sept. 17, at Cambridge Village Retirement Community in Apex, North Carolina. Though news of John’s passing was received with great sadness, it also led to the reception of many testimonies highlighting the kind of man he was and is remembered as.
will never forget all he did for me along with all he did for the countless others. Regardless of whether his skills were needed during a normal duty day or the middle of the night, he was always there to lend a helping hand. I will most remember his kindness during the Iraq and Afghanistan War. John worked tirelessly, helping family members coming from the U.S. to visit their wounded warrior at the hospital in Landstuhl. When the families needed a place to stay, he would take them to the Fisher Houses or the nearest hotel, and sometimes he would even take them to his home for a quiet respite. He would ensure all their basic needs were met: shelter, food and if necessary, a bit of money until they could go to the bank. This was the epitome of John and his kindness. He went so much further than providing advice; he provided action. We will never be able to replace him and will spend our lifetime remembering his generosity with love.”
Testimony 1: “Mr. Haldeman was there for us and bent over backwards to ensure that we were taken care of in our time of grief. I’ll always remember that. He was the very definition of a good and caring person.”
There are many other testimonies recorded on his behalf. For his more than 53 years as a servant leaders to our nation, men and women in uniform, and their families, John will always have our thanks. For his kindness and friendship, he will always be missed. John Edward Haldeman is survived
Testimony 2: “John was one of a kind of man. I
John Edward Haldeman, U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern’s Military Personnel Division chief, works on three casualty assistance cases Jan. 19, 2010, just weeks before his retirement, in his office on Kleber Kaserne. Haldeman passed away peacefully at the age of 79 at Cambridge Village Retirement Community in Apex, North Carolina, on Sept. 17.
by his wife Jacqueline Pierrot Haldeman, and their two daughters, Peggy Ann and Francine. A memorial service and burial will be held at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery. Memorials may be sent to the Wounded Warrior Project or the American Diabetes Association. Condolences may be sent to www.ApexFuneral.net.
Celebrating the life of Melissa Ford Story and photo by Ramstein Intermediate School “I can fly like an eagle, high up in the sky, on the wings of the spirit, I can fly.” Melissa Ford, well-known Department of Defense Education Activity educator, friend, sister, and daughter, passed away in the early hours of Friday, Oct. 19, surrounded by family and friends. Melissa was an enthusiastic educator for 32 years. From Franklin County Public Schools, she joined DoDEA at Patrick Henry Elementary School, where she taught from 1990 to 2005 in multiage, elementary, and special education classrooms. She was dedicated to education, participating as a Math Specialist in the 2004 Technical Review as well as the BAM (Balanced Assessment for Mathematics). Melissa constantly strived to improve the teaching craft, wishing to excel in everything she set her mind to; she was on the Technology Team in Heidelberg, ASCD active member, leader, and published author as well as an appointed member of Phi Delta Kappa. She earned two master’s degrees, piloted a German
student teaching program and spearheaded international professional development initiatives, while guiding and supervising student teachers. Melissa’s knowledge and belief in school improvement led her from school improvement chair to becoming an Instructional Support Specialist for the Kaiserslautern District. She next taught at Kaiserslautern Middle School, then arrived at Ramstein Intermediate School in 2008. Melissa taught both fourth and fifth grades at RIS, positively impacting hundreds of students and faculty members’ lives. She was known for sharing resources with all teachers in the spirit of educational leadership. Melissa made a positive difference to everyone each day. Melissa was known by her actions and words that each student in her classroom was important and she was willing to do whatever each needed to be successful. Teaching Social Studies was a personal passion. Melissa brought authentic time period artifacts to class, whether a working loom or a butter churn, so her students would have a truer sense of life in the colonial times that were being studied. Melissa encouraged and praised
her students, whether their achievements were large or small. She sought items when in the United States to bring back for each child to spark their interest in the classroom. Over the years, grateful parents sent cards saying things like, “Thank you for your personal interest in my child, she loved your class, and your attention and sensitivity has profoundly affected her.” Even students not in her class knew Melissa’s kindness, “Ms. Ford wasn’t my teacher but she always said ‘Hi’ to me whenever she saw me.” Proud to come from a military family, Melissa was active in Tres Dias and Elim ministry in Poland as well as her local church, Faith Baptist Church. She was also an avid traveler with trips taking her around all of Europe as well as seeing the pyramids of Egypt. Melissa was able to walk into any situation and almost instantaneously have those around her engaged in conversation. As a master quilter, she created quilts with her class where each square represented a student. Melissa loved music, whether singing, listening, or playing her guitar. She was known to go to her students’ music class earlier than her scheduled time to be an
‘audience member’ to her students, even singing along when she knew the song. All who knew Melissa thought of her as a smiling woman with a twinkle in her eyes. She refused to complain or give up on anything, teaching others about perseverance through her actions. She wanted her life defined by her devotion to her students, family, friends, and spiritual beliefs. It has been said Melissa “had an urgency about life” as she challenged obstacles and truly enjoyed all opportunities for growth. Her kind, gentle, inspiring ways are part of her wonderful legacy and Melissa will be deeply missed by all who knew her.
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December 14, 2018
Annual holiday program brings communities together
Spc. Marquez Brown, with the 16th Sustainment Brigade, meets the Noel family during an Operation Good Cheer meet-and-greet event at the Panther’s Den Dining Facility in Baumholder, Dec. 6. The program pairs Soldiers with local Baumholder families, who open their homes to service members for Christmas.
Story and photos by Mary Davis U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz Public Affairs Office Baumholder Military Community Soldiers have more to be merry about this holiday season due to an annual event that brings military and local communities together. Operation Good Cheer is a seasonal program pairing Soldiers with local Baumholder families, who open their homes to service members for Christmas. Prior to the holidays, Soldiers and host families became acquainted during a meet-and-greet event at the Panther’s Den Dining Facility, Dec. 6. Bernd Mai, Operation Good Cheer organizer and U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz Public Affairs community relations for Baumholder, began the program more than 30 years ago as a way to bring the BMC and the local community together. Although it was a popular annual program, it was paused for a few years when deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan were ramped up in the early 2000s. When the military operations tempo became more manageable, local Baumholder families once again opened their doors to sponsor Soldiers for the holidays. “The Operation Good Cheer program provides an opportunity for single Soldiers and those geographically separated from their families to experience German traditions firsthand,” Mai said. “This year, we have 25 German families matched with 29 Soldiers.” During the meet-and-greet event, 16th Sustainment Brigade Commander Col. Michelle Donohue said, “We appreciate our hosts who will open their homes to our Soldiers. It means so much to Lt. Col. [Barry] Carter [5th Battalion
7th Air Defense Artillery Regiment commander] and myself that our Soldiers who are away from their families get to spend time around Christmas with another family. We have such an amazing connection with the people of Baumholder and the Rheinland-Pfalz across all of the different communities. Thank you on behalf of the Soldiers of the 16 SB and the 5-7 ADA.” Jean Baptiste and Franziska Noel from Hermeskeil, will have a new face around the Christmas tree this year – Spc. Marquez Brown. “We heard on the radio that they were searching for host families for American Soldiers over the Christmas holidays,” Noel said. “I thought it sounded cool and wanted to do this.” The pair spoke about bringing Brown to the Trier Christmas market and experiencing the festive food and Glühwein, as well as showing him their holiday customs and traditions. “I’ve never been to a Christmas market yet, but it sounds like fun,” said the 16th SB Soldier from San Francisco. “I find things like that intriguing actually. I’m looking forward to the holidays.” Sgt. Tiffaney Giles, a cook with the 16th SB, will get a chance to sample some German holiday cuisine this year as a part of the Operation Good Cheer program. “I’m looking forward to seeing their traditions and how they celebrate Christmas,” said Giles, a Pontiac, Mich., native. “It will be a nice change to be away from the barracks and spend time with a family over the holidays.” After hearing about the program from her platoon sergeant, Giles signed up for Operation Good Cheer and will spend the holidays with a family in Monzingen this year. “This is a great program,” she said.
Spc. Deryk Keith Hopkins, 317th Support Maintenance Company, chats with the Werle and Hess family, Dec. 6, who will host him at their home during the holidays during Operation Good Cheer. The annual program will bring together 25 German families and 29 American Soldiers.
“I’ve never been involved in anything like this before. I’m excited!” Both Soldiers and families benefit from the interaction, Mai said. “Young Soldiers, in particular, who are away from home for the first time and in a foreign country, won’t feel so alone during the holidays,” Mai explained. “They are taken into a family’s home and get to experience a German Christmas with all its customs and traditions. The Soldier is given a piece of German culture, and at the same time, can convey the American culture to the host families, while demonstrating the human side of the military.” More than 4,600 miles from his home in Jacksonville, Fla., Spc. Deryk Keith Hopkins will be spending Christmas with a family in Kirschweiler. Stationed in Germany for 18 months, Hopkins knows a bit about the culture from participating in a German football league and traveling with his unit, but one thing he hasn’t experienced is a German Christmas. “I want to see the similarities and differences in the way Americans and Germans celebrate the holidays,” said Hopkins, a Soldier with the 317th Support Maintenance Company. “My dad was a Soldier stationed near Mainz several years ago. When I told him about the program, he saw that I had an opportunity to get away from the post and truly become immersed in another culture. He was very supportive and told me to keep him updated.” Hopkins will be a guest of the Werle and Hess family. Michaela Werle heard about the program on the radio while traveling with her family from Trier. “We heard that they were looking for families to invite American Soldiers to their homes for the holidays,” she said. “I’ve known Bernd Mai for 30 years, so
I called him to sign up. This is such a nice program.” Werle plans to take Hopkins to Schauren first and the next day to her house in Kirschweiler. “I thought it would be nicer to be with a little family, so it wouldn’t be so overwhelming,” she explained. “Not everyone in my family speaks English, so it may be difficult for him to understand at first. I told him when he leaves my house, he will speak fluent German and know all of the German Christmas songs.” Hopkins accepted his new task with a laugh, “It’s a challenge!” The successful meet-and-greet event wouldn’t have been possible without the food donated by the Baumholder Community Spouses Club and the Atlantic Academy Rheinland Pfalz that provided gifts of Glühwein and chocolates for the participants to enjoy. “I think when you look into the Soldiers’ shining eyes, you will see it is a fantastic program,” Mai said. “I hope the families and Soldiers will build lasting relationships in our communities for years to come.”
Sgt. Rogelio Macias, 16th Sustainment Brigade, speaks to his Operation Good Cheer family during a meet-and-greet event at the Panther’s Den Dining Facility in Baumholder, Dec. 6. During Operation Good Cheer, German host families will open their homes to Soldiers over the holidays.
December 14, 2018
Holiday five-finger discounts earn loss of privileges
According to the U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz Civilian Misconduct Action Authority Program, and in accordance with Army in Europe Regulation 27-9, those caught shoplifting at Army Air Force Exchange Service facilities will have their AAFES privileges temporarily suspended for a period of one year or until adjudicated by the CMAA.
Story and photos by Mary Davis U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz Public Affairs Office The holiday season is typically the busiest shopping period of the year. For some people, it’s about buying the best deals on the shelf. For others, it’s about taking the best steals off the shelf. Although there are several reasons why people shoplift, it is difficult to pinpoint their primary motives, said Rickey Anderson, U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz Civilian Misconduct Officer for the Baumholder Military Community. “There are so many different reasons why people steal. For example, some offenders may shoplift to see if they can get away with it or do it as a way to challenge authority. Others may do it because their friends shoplift,” he explained. “There are also some who may shoplift for the thrill — to satisfy their urge for excitement and gain a sense of victory when they do so.” Approximately $9,461 worth of merchandise was stolen from the Kaiserslautern Military Community Center Base Exchange last year, said Ken Randell, Army Air Force Exchange Service Loss Prevention manager. “Last year a total of 54 shoplifters were caught removing merchandise from the Exchange without rendering payment,” said Randell, who has 23 years of experience in the loss prevention field. “In most cases, peer pressure plays a role with students attempting to get away with removing merchandise without rendering payment. Other situations may involve not having the money due to budget constraints.” Regardless of why people shoplift, it’s an issue that USAG RP Civilian
Misconduct takes seriously. Under the USAG RP Civilian Misconduct Action Authority Program, and in accordance with Army in Europe Regulation 27-9, those caught shoplifting at AAFES facilities will have their AAFES privileges temporarily suspended for a period of one year (this happens at the time of the offense) or until adjudicated by the CMAA. This period of suspension can be reduced if individuals attend directed counseling and participate in the USAG RP Community Service Program. The amount of participation in the program will be dependent on the estimated cost of property involved in the larceny and the age and maturity of the offender. Restoration of privileges is not automatic and must be requested through the USAG RP Civilian Misconduct Office and approved by the CMAA. Individuals must complete counseling prior to the restoration of privileges and pay a recovery fee. “It’s a privilege to serve U.S. Forces overseas, whether as a civilian employee or contractor,” said Robert Leist, Acting Civilian Misconduct Program manager for USAG RP and Installation Management Command — Europe. “Additionally, it is a privilege for family-member dependents of one of our service members or civilian employees to live overseas with them during their tour.” When people are caught shoplifting, they are apprehended by security forces and processed at the station, Randell said. “This situation carries a degree of embarrassment for the offender and sponsor of the individual. The Exchange has a Congressionally Mandated Program called, ‘Civil Recovery,’ which
Civilians accompanying U.S. Forces overseas are allowed to remain here on the condition of good behavior. Permission for a civilian to reside with a sponsor is agreed upon in the Status of Forces Agreement. When civilians fail to live up to their end of the agreement, the U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz Civilian Misconduct Action Authority can implement adverse administrative actions in response to their misconduct.
is a request for a $200 administrative fee as an additional cost for the incident,” he explained. “This amount is in addition to the cost of the merchandise that was removed from the facility without rendering payment. Their command could also suspend their shopping privileges.” One major consideration for civilian employees is how shoplifting might negatively impact their security clearance and ability to perform required duties, Leist said. “It is possible for employees to face disciplinary action, up to and including removal from employment for off-duty misconduct while serving overseas. Individuals involved with law enforcement authorities of a host-nation government negatively reflect upon the United States and affect the success of its mission overseas. The ultimate decision for removal is up to the employee’s management,” he said. Dependent family members could face an Early Return of Dependent wherein the family member(s) involved in misconduct can be returned to the continental United States. Additional possibilities might include the ERD of an entire family if necessary or even the curtailment of the sponsor’s tour in Germany if there is not a well-established family care plan to address the individual’s return to CONUS. In fiscal 2018, there were 23 cases of shoplifting in the Rheinland-Pfalz region involving Army civilians and dependents and juvenile shoplifting was down 60 percent. Although these numbers may seem promising, there is still a lot work to be done, Anderson said. “What must be understood is that civilians accompanying U.S. Forces overseas are allowed to remain here
on the condition of good behavior. Permission for a civilian to reside with a sponsor is agreed upon in the Status of Forces Agreement,” he explained. “When civilians fail to live up to their end of the agreement, the CMAA can implement adverse administrative sanctions in response to their misconduct.” The purpose of providing this information, Randell said, is to raise awareness in the community of the consequences if offenders are caught shoplifting. “Hopefully, this information will serve as a deterrent and encourage people to make good decisions and not be involved in theft activity in the future. The consequences are tough and at the end of the day, it’s just not worth it,” he said. There are always underlying reasons for these types of crimes, Leist said, and during this holiday season, we need to ensure everyone knows there are multiple agencies here in our military community to assist and care for their well-being. “We have a wealth of resources to assist those who are struggling, who are in need – whether financially, mentally and/or emotionally. Our children have Adolescent Support and Counseling Services counselors in their schools, and our employees have the Employee Assistance Program to provide assistance,” Leist concluded. “Also available are Military and Family Life Counselors, school counselors, behavioral health professionals, chaplains, etc. The bottom line is — if someone needs help, there are agencies to help them. If someone sees a friend, colleague or family member struggling — reach out to get them the assistance they need.”
December 14, 2018
Romantic forest Christmas offers organic products, trees
Romantic Christmas in the forest next to the House of Sustainability at Johanniskreuz near Trippstadt features an organic market, natural products, entertainment and children’s activities Saturday and Sunday.
Editor’s Note: This article was published in a previous edition of the Kaiserslautern American and the information has been updated to reflect this year’s event. The forestry information center House of Sustainability
( Johanniskreuzer Strasse 1, 67705 Trippstadt) will sponsor its traditional “Romantic Christmas in the Forest” 2 to 8 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. A unique Christmas market will be set up amidst a forest scenery, surrounded by torches and campfires. More than 70 stands will form an
Kaiserslautern Military CoMMunity Chapel sChedule ARMY POC for Miesau, Landstuhl, and Deanner is the USAG R-P Chaplain’s Office in Bldg 3213 on Kleber Kaserne, DSN 541-2105, CIV 0611143-541-2105.
AIR FORCE POC for Ramstein North, Ramstein South, Vogelweh, and Kapaun is the USAF Chaplain Corps, Bldg 1201 on Ramstein, DSN 480-6148, CIV 06371-47-6148.
Ramstein South Chapel Jewish Shul Area (Bldg 2403) Shabbat Evening Service: 6:00 p.m. Fridays
Ramstein North Chapel Conference Room (Bldg 1201) Service: 10:30 a.m., 1st Saturday orthodox Christian services Service: 12:00 p.m., 3rd Thursday at LRMC Chapel Kapaun Chapel (Bldg 2781) For more info: email@example.com Divine Liturgy: 9:00 a.m. Sundays Confessions by appointment
Catholic services Daenner Community Chapel (Bldg 3150) Sunday Mass: 12:30 p.m. (all year round) Confession: 11:30-12:15 p.m. Landstuhl Community Chapel (Bldg 3773) Tue, Wed, Fri: 12:00 p.m. Confession: 11:00-11:45 a.m. Sunday: 09:00 a.m. Confession: 08:00-08:45 a.m. Ramstein North Chapel (Bldg 1201) Daily Mass: 11:30 a.m. Monday-Friday Sunday Mass: 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Confession: 4:00-4:45 p.m. Sundays First Friday Adoration: 6:00 p.m. Vogelweh Chapel (Bldg 2063) Confession: 4:00-4:45 p.m., Saturday Mass: 5:00 p.m.
episcopal (anglican) (st. albans) Kapaun Chapel (Bldg 2781) Service: 10:30 a.m. Sundays
islamic services Ramstein South Chapel Mosque Area (Bldg 2403) Jummah Prayers: 1:15 p.m. Fridays Daily Prayers: 1:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday
Landstuhl Community Chapel (Bldg 3773) Worship: 11:00 a.m. Sundays Children’s Youth Church: 11:00 a.m. Sundays Daenner Community Chapel (Bldg 3150) Chapel Next Worship: Sunday 10:00 a.m. Children’s Church: Sunday 10:30 a.m. Seventh-Day Adventist Worship Sabbath School: 9:30 a.m. Saturdays Worship: 11:00 a.m. Saturdays Small Group: 6:00-7:00 p.m. Wednesday Ramstein North Chapel (Bldg 1201) Contemporary Service: 11:00 a.m. Sundays Ramstein South Chapel (Bldg 2403) Traditional with Communion: 9:30 a.m. Sundays Vogelweh Chapel (Bldg 2063) Gospel Service: 11:00 a.m. Sundays. For more info: facebook.com\vogelwehgospelservice or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Kapaun Annex (Bldg 2782) Service: 7:00 p.m. Saturdays
Wisconsin evangelical lutheran synod (Wels) Ramstein South Chapel (Bldg 2403) Service: 4:00 p.m. 2nd & 4th Sundays
organic market highlighting the Christmas tree from the forest master, venison from the local forest and arts and crafts made of wood and other natural materials. Vendors will offer spicy food delicacies such as trout, salmon, venison, chestnut bratwurst, mushrooms, goulash, potato pancakes, goat cheese and pea soup. Sweet treats include crepes, Christmas cookies and chocolate products. There also will be vendors sell-
ing arts and crafts items typical for the region of the biosphere reserve of Palatinate ForestNorth Vosges. Products include wooden jewelry, leather purses, brooms, sandstone sculptures, woolen items, candles, pottery, decoration items, wooden nativity scenes, bird houses, natural soaps, oil and vinegar. Visitors will be able to taste organic gluehwein and buy liquors, schnapps and whiskey. Anyone interested can buy their Christmas tree and
Lutheran Church 8:30 am Worship & Holy Communion Sunday School Following
Service in English
Meeting in Ev.-Luth. St. Michaelis Church, Karpfenstr. 7, 67655 Kaiserslautern Email: KaiserslauternLutheran@gmail.com or call 0152-54677961 for directions.
Joe Asher, Pastor
Heritage Baptist Church Roy Smith, Pastor
Sundays at 10am, 11am and 6pm Wednesdays at 7pm
Königstr. 48, 67678 Mehlingen, next to Sembach Phone: 0 63 03-87 89 446 • www.heritagebaptistramstein.com A Christian fellowship that gathers to study God’s word verse by verse so we can know, glorify and serve Christ.
Teaching the village, reaching the world!
We meet Sundays at 11 a.m. For more info call 06371-616793 or visit our website www.CCK-Town.org Industriestr. 50 66862 Kindsbach
game for the Christmas dinner right here from the forest master. Children can enjoy pony riding, crafting and a merry-go-round. Musicians with brass instruments and alphorns will provide the musical entertainment. Fire dancers are scheduled to perform 7 p.m. Saturday. Chain saw carving demonstrations are scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. Sunday. Since there is not sufficient parking, visitors are asked to take the shuttle bus, Luchs-Bus, that leaves the Kaiserslautern main train station, Stelzenberg and Trippstadt every 15 minutes starting 1:20 p.m. Saturday and 9:20 a.m. Sunday. For a detailed bus schedule and more information, visit www.hdn-pfalz.de/index. php?id=79 (click on LuchsBus Fahrplan if living in the Kaiserslautern area or on Holzlaender Bus Fahrplan if living near Hermersberg or Waldfischbach). Those coming by car, need to obey the changed traffic routing and follow the signs. For details on traffic routes and park and hike parking lots, visits www.hdn-pfalz.de. KAISERSLAUTERN
CHURCH OF CHRIST www.ktowncoc.org
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Sun: 10 am, 11 am and 6 pm Wed: 7 pm Mühlstrasse 34 67659 Kaiserslautern Tel. 06 31 - 36 18 59 92 Tel. 06 371 - 46 75 16
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WAS IST LOS? CULTURAL HIGHLIGHTS Photo by HUANG Zheng/Shutterstock.com
FLEA MARKETS » Kaiserslautern, Pfalz-Center (Real) Parking Lot. Every Saturday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. » Bad Duerkheim, salt-works in Kurpark, Gutleutstrasse 46. Every Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. » Mainz, Uniparkplatz. Every Saturday, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. PERFORMING ARTS BALLET / DANCE Saarlaendisches Staatstheater Saarbruecken, Schillerplatz 1: For details, call 0681-3092-486 or visit www.theater-saarbruecken.de. » Spiegelungen: “Reflections”, choreographed by Stijn Celis and Kim Brandstrup. Dec. 19, Jan. 12, 18, 7:30 p.m., Jan. 20, 6 p.m. Tickets start at €20. » The Nutcracker: family ballet with narration in German and music by Tschaikowsky. Dec. 30, 2:30 p.m. Tickets start at €28. Das Wormser - Theater Worms, Rathenaustraße 11 www.das-wormser.de » Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal: O balcão de amor, Mono Lisa and Cosmos. Jan. 20, 8 p.m. Tickets start at €31. All events listed on MilitaryInGermany.com and in print are subject to change without notice. Please check directly with event organizer.
Fest of 1000 Lights Photo by tache / Shutterstock.com
EVENTS » Obermorschel, Model Railroad Exhibition. Dec. 15 and 16. militaryingermany.com/ event/model » Otterberg, Guided Tour of the abbey and city center in English. Dec. 15. militaryingermany.com/event/abbey » Kaiserslautern, Synagogue of Kaiserslautern, exhibition. Until Dec. 18. militaryingermany.com/event/synagogue » Kaiserslautern, Festival of 1000 Lights. Dec. 21. militaryingermany.com/event/lights » Kaiserslautern, Christmas Market. Until Dec. 23. militaryingermany.com/event/ kaiserslautern » Kaiserslautern, indoor Culture Market. Until Dec. 23. militaryingermany.com/event/culture » Kaiserslautern. Rozbeh Asmani - Art Exhibition. Until Dec. 31. militaryingermany.com/event/rozbeh » Kaiserslautern, Exhibition on Kaiserslautern after World War I. Until Jan. 20. militaryingermany.com/event/peace » Kaiserslautern, Gartenschau. Ice rink open. Until Feb. 17. militaryingermany.com/event/ice » Ludwigshafen, “Remember 68”: Art and Photography Exhibition. Until Mar. 14. militaryingermany.com/event/68
Dec 21 Kaiserslautern, Unionsplatz » Kaiserslautern’s Unionsviertel (Unionsplatz) knows how to chase away the winter blues and cherishes an annual tradition of making sure the darkest day of the year, Dec. 21, shines extra brightly. The Fest of 1000 Lights starts at 4 p.m. and will feature a number of local bands and choirs. Admission is free. For more information go to militaryingermany.com/event/lights CONCERTS Den Atelier Luxembourg For details, visit www.denatelier.lu » Axelle Red: Singer-Songwriter from Belgium. Dec. 14, 7 p.m. Tickets cost €32. » Jeanne Added: Indie Rock Pop from France. Dec. 16, 7 p.m. Tickets cost €25. » Flogging Molly: Celtic Punk from the U.S. Jan. 17, 7 p.m. Tickets cost €39. Fruchthalle Kaiserslautern For tickets, call the tourist information office at 0631-365-2317. » Family Concert: Little Amadeus (Mozart). Dec. 16, 3 p.m. Tickets cost €8. » New Year’s Concert: Russian Kammerphilharmonie St. Petersburg: Fireworks of Melodies. Dec. 31, 5 p.m. Tickets start at €34. Ella & Louis Mannheim For details, visit www.ellalouis.de » Uli Partheils Latin Experience. Dec. 17, 8 p.m. Tickets cost €16. » Stephan Zimmermann Quintett, Jazz. Dec. 18, 8 p.m. Tickets cost €16. » Miriam Ast | New Jazz Voices. Dec. 20, 8 p.m. Tickets cost €16. » Töpelkings, “something between blues, soul, jazz and pop”. Jan. 7, 8 p.m. Tickets cost €16. » Thilo Wagner Trio: swing! swing! swing! Jan. 8, 8 p.m. Tickets cost €16. Rosengarten Mannheim For details, visit www.rosengartenmannheim.de » 3rd Academy Concert. Dec. 17 and 18, 8 p.m. Tickets start at €15.
Das Wormser - Theater Worms, Rathenaustraße 11 www.das-wormser.de » Christmas Concert: Tölzer Boys’ Choir. Dec. 22, 8 p.m. Tickets start at €25. Kammgarn Kaiserslautern For details, visit www.kammgarn.de. » Andreas Kümmert: PopNeoSoulFunkGospelBluesRock. Dec. 15, 8 p.m. Tickets cost €30. » The Big International Boogie Woogie Night. Dec. 27, 8 p.m. Tickets cost €21. MUSICALS / OPERA Das Wormser - Theater Worms, Rathenaustraße 11 www.das-wormser.de » Marylin: musical biography about one of the most famous movie stars of the 20th century. Dec. 18, 8 p.m. Tickets start at €24. Saarlaendisches Staatstheater Saarbruecken, Schillerplatz 1: For details, call 0681-3092-486 or visit www.theater-saarbruecken.de. » Die Tote Stadt: The Dead City, an opera by Erich Wolfgang Korngold in German with French and German subtitles. Dec. 21, 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at €16. PLAYS Saarlaendisches Staatstheater Saarbruecken, Schillerplatz 1: For details, call 0681-3092-486 or visit www.theater-saarbruecken.de. » Der Streit: The Argument, a comedy by Pierre
Carlet de Chamblain de Marivaux. Dec. 21, 28, 29, Jan. 10, 24, Feb. 8, 7:30 p.m.; 6 p.m. Tickets cost €20. Pfalztheater Kaiserslautern For details, call 0631-3675-209 or visit www.pfalztheater.de. » Die Nibelungen: a tragedy by Friedrich Hebbel, in German. Jan. 1, 7 p.m. Tickets start at €13. » Die Leiden des Jungen Werther: The Sorrows of Young Werther based on the novella by J. W. Goethe. Dec. 18, 19, Jan. 25, Feb. 13, 20, 28, 8 p.m. Tickets cost €14.50. » Biedermann und die Brandstifter: a play by Max Frisch. Dec. 19, 29, Jan. 9, Feb. 8, 14, 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at €12. » Rapunzel: a family play by and with Maren Kaun. Dec. 17, 2:30 p.m., Jan. 1, Feb. 2, 17, 3 p.m. Tickets cost €11. English Theatre Frankfurt, Gallusanlage 7 For more information, visit www.english-theatre.org. » Cabaret: a musical by John Kinder, Fred Ebb and Joe Masteroff based on Christopher Isherwood’s Goodbye to Berlin (1939). Nov. 3 to Mar. 10, 2019. Performances are Tuesdays to Sundays, 7:30 p.m.; Sundays, 6 p.m. Tickets start at €31. SPORTS » Mannheim, SAP Arena: Adler Mannheim vs. Augsburger Panther. Dec. 14, 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at €15. » Mannheim, SAP Arena: Adler Mannheim vs. ERC Ingolstadt. Dec. 16, 12:30 p.m. Tickets start at €15.
More events on: www.MilitaryInGermany.com
December 14, 2018
Ramstein boys, Kaiserslautern girls stay undefeated
Ramstein Coach Andy O’Connor goes over strategy at a time out in the first quarter of the Royals’ game with Kaiserslautern. Photos by Justin Scott
by Robert Baldwin contributing writer With senior leadership, experience and feisty supporting casts leading the way, the Ramstein boys and Kaiserslautern girls both came away victorious in their crosstown basketball rivalries. Ramstein’s senior leaders Naser Eaves and Gabe Fraley combined for 31 points and 19 rebounds and asserted themselves in the decisive fourth quarter as the Royals defeated Kaiserslautern 60-41 in the first-ever basketball game at the new Kaiserslautern gym. The Royals were dealt a blow in practice this week when sparkplug senior Christian Hall suffered an injury and could not play. But sophomore Andrew Boggs stepped in and played a key role in the Royals victory, slicing to the basketball, hitting some key jumpers down the stretch and mixing it up on defense. “Hall injured his knee during practice this week,” said Coach Andy O’Connor. “Huge blow. He missed all of last season with a similar injury. He was playing so well and to have it happen again was an instant wave of depression. Not because we are weaker as a team, but just because you want him to be rewarded for all his hard work.” For the second straight game, Kaiserslautern started the game slowly. In Vilseck, they were down 21-5 before clawing back for the victory. This time, Ramstein put the Raiders in a hole with 14 straight points to start the game before Ty Dotson’s strong baseline move got the Raiders on the board at the 3:35 mark of the quarter. The Royals’ Luis Figueroa hit the opening three pointer from the corner, followed by a layup and then a steal and a basket from Fraley. Trapping out of their zone defense, the Royals picked up a lay up from Eaves, Figueroa’s two free throws made it 11-0 and Amir Bishop’s three point play made it 14-0. The Royals led 19-5 at the end of the quarter. In the second quarter, after a series of technical foul free throws, Kaiserslautern junior Isaak Pacheco muscled in for a three point play to make it 20-11. After
Kaiserslautern Jedrek Collins drives the lane against Ramstein while Naser Eaves gets ready to defend. Collins scored on the play.
the teams traded two baskets, Ramstein called a time out. It gave veteran Kaiserslautern Coach Corey Sullivan a chance to settle his troops, telling them repeatedly during the time out to “calm down.” “We switched defenses. We talked about executing our stuff better. Had to calm down a bit,” Coach Sullivan said. “We practice defense quite a bit. Typically both Ramstein and Kaiserslautern have strong half court defenses.” The exortation worked. Bryan Lunn’s three point play made it 25-17, Dotson canned a pair of free throws and the Ramstein lead was six. But a Boggs steal and basket for Ramstein extended the lead to eight and they went into half time leading 29-20. The start of the third quarter was all Raiders as they started the third on a 10-2 run. With Ervin Johnson running the offense, they finally took the lead on a Brandon Morris steal and basket at 34-33. After Jerrod Little’s snaky layup regained the lead for the Royals, Jedrick Collins received a perfect pass from Dotson to take back the lead. But the Royals closed out the quarter with five points from Eaves, sandwiched around a three point play from Dotson, and it was a one point Royals lead at the end of three. Eaves and Fraley’s senior leadership turned the tide in the fourth. Ramstein’s pressure defense kept Kaiserslautern from running and penetrating to the rim. Keying off the defense, Fraley opened the period with eight straight points and then zipped a pass to Eaves for another basket and the Royals were up by ten. Ramstein ramped up their three quarter court defense even further and held the Raiders to just two fourth quarter points, a hard drive to the basket by Dotson midway through the period. Little finished the scoring by squirting through the lane for a basket. The final was Ramstein 60-Kaiserslautern 41. “My three vets, JJ Little, Naser Eaves, and Gabe Fraley have been through it all in high school basketball (two or three times over), so when things don’t start to go our way, they always just keep playing and fighting and don’t let small things
Ramstein senior Jake Fraley looks for the open man as Kaiserslautern’s Jovaine Ebanks applies the pressure.
bother them,” O’Connor said. “We were missing several key players, so it’s hard to run all game long and expect to have anything in the tank left to finish the game strong. But that’s ok. We can win in the half court also.” O’Connor was relieved with the victory after a less than stellar performance against Wiesbaden earlier in the week. “We are always looking to get better, to improve. We played a lot better in this game than we did against Wiesbaden. We just keep harping on the little things that win championships. Sometimes it takes a game or two of film study before players can realize how much effort they are expected to put into the defensive end of the floor.” Sullivan, though disappointed with the loss, took away some positives from the game. “I took away that my kids are fighters. They are resilient. They can compete at a high level. We just need to string a complete game together.” Sullivan was happy to be playing at home. But he admitted that after eighteen years coaching in the old gym it felt unusual to be playing in the new gym. “I’m glad the first game is over. It really didn’t feel like our home court yet. It felt a bit odd, to be honest. It will take some time to get used to and to make it feel like home. There’s a lot of logistics we had to handle and take care of. That will get better and easier.” In Ramstein, the Kaiserslautern girls gritted out a 44-41 victory over the rival Royals to keep their record perfect. Raiders outstanding senior Le’Jhanique Brown had 18 points and 11 rebounds to pace the hard fought victory. Her experience and leadership kept the team calm and focused on the goal. “Le’Jhanique was the best player of the floor,” veteran coach Aaron Scalise said. “Her shooting, driving and rebounding made a big difference.” The game was back and forth throughout with Kaiserslautern going into the halftime locker room with a 19-9 lead after the second quarter. The Royals scratched back to take a one point lead after three quarters, thanks to an 8-0 run, but Brown and sophomore point
guard Emajanae Hawkins, with support from a strong bench effort, staved off the onslaught and gradually pulled away for the three point victory. Hawkins added ten points and was singled out by Scalise for her deft ballhandling against the strong Ramstein full court pressure. She was also, along with Desi Johnson, the defensive sparkplug. “We knew we had to defend their shooters and I think we did a good job of that,” Scalise said. “Ramstein still hit some running jumpers and shots off the glass, though.” Ramstein used a pressure defense to try to slow down the running Raiders. “I thought we handled the press very well,” he said, citing Hawkins leadership. “We got a lot of our points on the break, got a key three pointer from Rebecca Moon off the bench and a lot of solid contributions from everyone,” Scalise said. “Ramstein’s ‘bigs’ are good,” he said, referring to their post players. “We were fortunate that they were not making all of their shots inside. They probably could have had six more points off the glass.” Coach Scalise was pleased with the team’s efforts, knowing they are still young and it is early in the year. But he said he was a little frustrated with the number of turnovers. “We had a lot of traveling calls against us,” he said. “We also missed way too many free throws. Defensively we might be a little too aggressive sometimes, which we need to work on. But we are happy to be winning so far because we have yet to have a home game. We are happy about being able to win in such a difficult place (Ramstein.) You know you are always going to have a good game against a Nate Brewster (Ramstein’s head coach) coached team.” The victory was nice, of course, but Scalise knows that competition goes beyond the score. “These kids are great kids. Great kids! They are so easy to coach,” Scalise said. “We’ll see what happens after the break.” Both Ramstein and Kaiserslautern resume play on January 11 and 12 after the lengthy winter break. Kaiserslautern travels to Black Forest Academy and the Royals play in Vicenza.
December 14, 2018
Kaiserslautern Elementary sponsored a holiday concert by Kara Johnson-Craven Kaiserslautern Elemantary School
Joel Helston (facing backwards), Band & String Ensemble director.
Jamie Lynch accompanies the choir.
At the holiday musical event, all KES grades performed in a concert on Dec. 10. The High School Band, String Ensemble, and Choir participated in this festive celebration. The event was well attended by members of the KMC. David Groat welcomes the audience. Photos by Mel Figuracion
Kara Johnson-Craven directs the fifth graders in a traditional song.
EDUCATION NOTES Photo by fotogestoeber/Shutterstock.com
Ramstein Air Base Chapel Holiday Schedule — December 2018 Orthodox Community
SKIESUnlimited: Kindermusik SKIESUnlimited now offers Kindermusik classes. Kindermusik has been proven to help children develop language, social, emotional and physical skills along with a lifelong love for music! SKIESUnlimited will offer Caterpillar Music for toddlers, ages 2 to 3, 3 to 3:45 p.m. and Music Together for children, ages 4 to 6, 4 to 4:45 p.m. Sessions are held every Tuesday. Cost: $50/session (4 classes). All classes are held at the CYS Multi-Purpose Room, Wetzel Upper Housing Area, Bldg. 8876. For more information or to enroll, contact Parent Central Services, 485-7003 or 06783-6-7003. SKIESUnlimited: German Classes Introduce your children to the German language and culture through SKIESUnlimited German classes! Classes available for ages 4 to 14 at multiple locations. Private tutoring sessions are available. Open to all branches of service. For more information, please visit WebTrac or Parent Central Services, Rhine Ordnance Bks., Bldg. 162, 541-9066; 0611-143-541-9065/9066/9067.
Parent and Me Signing Time Class and Workshop The overall objective for this class is to provide American Sign Language to help parents develop a system of communication with pre verbal and verbally delayed children. Baby sign classes provide parents and children between the ages of 6 months and 3 years with an opportunity to learn ASL in a fun, interactive, and family friendly setting. Participants will have an opportunity to build their ASL vocabulary and gain knowledge of deaf culture. During this class parents will also learn skills to help incorporate ASL into their daily routines when interacting with their preverbal child, allowing children to express his/ her needs and reduce frustration. For more information or to register, please contact Parent Central Services, Rhine Ordnance Bks., Bldg. 162, 541-9066; 0611-143-541-9065/9066/9067. SKIESUnlimited: Tap Dance Classes If you have a child that can’t stop tapping their toes to the beat, then SKIESUnlimited has the class for you.
SKIESUnlimited offers Tap Dance Classes for children and youth, ages 3 to 18. Classes are offered every Tuesday, 4 to 4:45 p.m. at the CYS SKIES Wetzel Annex, Wetzel Upper Housing Area, Bldg. 8876. Cost: $50 for 4 classes. Registration is required 48 hours prior. For more information, contact Parent Central Services, Wetzel Kaserne, Bldg. 8876, 485-7003; 06783-6-7003.
Confessions by Appointment
Sunday, 23 December Children Carols Play Concert Kapaun Annex, 1030 Monday, 24 December Christmas Eve Vespers for the Nativity of Christ Kapaun Chapel, 1800 Tuesday, 25 December Christmas Day Matins and Divine Liturgy Holy Communion for the Nativity of Christ Kapaun Chapel, 0900
Child & Youth Program assistants needed CYS needs additional CYPAs in the Baumholder Military Community in order to expand programming. CYPAs are needed for all age groups. CYS is a wonderful opportunity to start a meaningful career in Early Childhood Education which can follow you wherever you are stationed. A career that goes where you do! Earn benefits such as education, vacation, health insurance, and much more. Earn a 20% off your own child care fees as well as priority placement. Even earn a Child Development Associates free through CYS. To apply visit www. usajobs.gov.
Monday, 24 December Christmas Eve Mass Kapaun Chapel, 1030
Wednesday, 12 December Our Lady of Guadalupe Mass (Bilingual Mass) Ramstein North Chapel, 1800 Monday, 24 December Christmas Vigil Mass w/Children’s Pageant Ramstein North Chapel Children’s Pageant, 1630 Mass, 1700 Christmas Midnight Mass Ramstein North Chapel Pre-Mass Caroling, 2330 Mass, 2400 Tuesday, 25 December Christmas Morning Mass Ramstein North Chapel, 0900
Monday, 31 December Mary, Mother of God Vigil Mass Ramstein North Chapel, 1730
Sunday, 9 December Chanukah Menorah Lighting and Latkes Southside Synagogue, 1700
Tuesday, 1 January 2019 Mary, Mother of God Mass Ramstein North Chapel, 0900
Friday, 7 December Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary Vigil Mass Holy Day of Obligation Ramstein North Chapel, 1730
Monday, 24 December Combined Candlelight Service Ramstein North Chapel, 1930
Saturday, 8 December Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary Mass Holy Day of Obligation Ramstein North Chapel, 0900 Monday, 10 December Advent Reconciliation Ramstein North Chapel, 1600-1900
Monday, 31 December New Year’s Eve Watch Night Service Vogelweh Chapel, 2230
Wiccan Service Saturday, 22 December Yule Ritual Kapaun Annex, 1900
December 14, 2018
OUTDOOR RECREATION Photo by Bilanol / Shutterstock.com
KAISERSLAUTERN Kaiserslautern Outdoor Recreation, Pulaski Barracks, Bldg. 2905, 493-4117 or 0631-34064117. Mon. to Fri. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Closed on federal holidays. https://kaiserslautern.armymwr.com
Christmas In Rome Dec. 21 to 26 One of the greatest places in the world to celebrate Christmas in is Rome! Exploring the Eternal City during the holiday will make this your most memorable Christmas ever. Cost: Starting at $599 per person Garmisch Ski Weekend Dec. 22 to 25 Enjoy Christmas Weekend in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Known not as just a German ski resort, but THE German ski resort. Whether you are tackling top to bottom ski runs in the “Classic Valley,” basking in the sun on the summit of the Zugspitze, Germany’s highest peak, hiking the beautiful Partnach Gorge, or enjoying the scenery at one of GarmischPartenkirchen’s traditional Christmas markets, you will find something to take your breath away. Cost: Starting at $429 per person
Zermatt Ski Weekend Dec. 22 to 25 The Matterhorn is one of the most famous peaks in the world. This Christmas Weekend you can ski all of it. With a ski area encompassing 5 peaks, a glacier, over 350 km of trails, a massive terrain park and half pipe, multiple off-piste free ride zones and over 2250 meters of vertical drop located in both Switzerland and Italy, the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise is accessible to all ability levels. Cost: Starting at $429 per person New Years in Budapest Dec. 28 to Jan. 1 Celebrate the new year on both sides of the Danube river in Budapest. Three full days will give you plenty of time to enjoy Budapest however you choose. 2019 only comes once and spaces on this New Year’s imperial extravaganza will go fast. Reserve yours with Kaiserslautern Outdoor Recreation today! Cost: $629 per person New Years Ski Bus - Interlaken Dec. 29 to Jan. 1 Celebrate the New Yearin Interlaken, the center of Switzerland’s Jungfrau ski Region. Not only
does Interlaken have world class skiing and snowboarding at three different ski regions but it also has countless activities for non-skiers as well! Cost: Starting at $299 per person in Balmers Hostel and starting at $429 per person in Hotel Crystal Chamonix Ski Weekend Dec. 29 to Jan. 1 Spend New Year’s Weekend on the flanks of Mont Blanc, Western Europe’s highest peak! When it comes to winter sports, Mont Blanc’s altitude is matched only by Chamonix’s attitude. With six different in-bounds ski areas offering terrain choices for everyone, Chamonix is one of the world’s largest and most well known winter resorts. Cost: Starting at $469 per person RAMSTEIN Ramstein Outdoor Recreation, KMC Center, Bldg. 3336, 480-5705 or 06371-47-5705. Mon. to Fri. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sat., Sun., holidays and training days 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. https://www.86fss.com/sportsand-recreation/outdoor-recreation
Garmisch Ski Weekend Dec. 22 to 25
Enjoy Christmas Weekend in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Whether you are tackling top to bottom ski runs in the “Classic Valley,” basking in the sun on the summit of the Zugspitze, Germany’s highest peak, hiking the beautiful Partnach Gorge, or enjoying the scenery at one of Garmisch-Partenkirchen’s traditional Christmas markets, you will find something to take your breath away. Cost: Starting at $429 per person Ski trip: La Bresse Dec. 22 The largest ski area in northeast France offers more than 220 hectares dedicated to skiing in the heart of the Ballons de Vosges. Lift tickets are less than 30 euro per person and there are 32 different slopes all within a day’s drive from Kaiserslautern! We will depart bright and early to make it to the resort for fresh tracks, spending the full day skiing and the return that evening. Half price ski/snowboard equipment rental is available to participants during normal fitting hours (1 hour before store closes) for three days prior to trip departure. Half price rental not included in trip registration fee. Cost: $49 per person, incl. transportation. Ages: No restrictions. Youth must be able to hike in up to 45 minutes.
COMMUNITY CORNER Photo by Andrey_Popov/Shutterstock.com
AIRMAN & FAMILY READINESS CENTER For details, call 480-5100 or 06371-47-5100. Bldg. 2120, Ramstein Air Base. All training is held at A&FRC unless stated otherwise.
MONDAY » German Culture Orientation: 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. TUESDAY » Reintegration Brief: 2 to 2:30 p.m. » Pre-deployment Brief: 2:30 to 3 p.m. WEDNESDAY » Newcomers Base Intro: 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., Enlisted Club » Bundles for Babies: 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. THURSDAY » Reintegration Brief: 2 to 2:30 p.m. » Pre-deployment Brief: 2:30 to 3 p.m. DEC. 21 » N/A CHILD/YOUTH For details and to register for KMC Youth Instructional Classes, visit www.86fss.com, select “Family” and click “Instructional Classes” or call 06371-47-6444, Ramstein Youth Programs, or 0631-536-6504, Vogelweh Youth Programs.
HEALTH PROMOTION MONDAY » N/A TUESDAY » N/A WEDNESDAY » N/A THURSDAY » BOD POD walk-in: 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. DEC. 21 » N/A FAMILY ADVOCACY To register for classes or for more information, call Family Advocacy at 479-2370 or 06371-46-2370 or register online at https://booknow.appointmentplus.com/9rm3mcns/.
» Domestic Abuse Victim Advocacy Services: If you are 18 and over, and are in an abusive relationship, advocates are available to support you. Advocacy services are available 24/7. During duty hours an advocate can be reached at 06371-462370 and after hours at 0173-628-4624. Advocates provide supportive services and can assist with safety planning, assessing for imminent harm, connecting with community resources and information on reporting options.
ARMY COMMUNITY SERVICE ACS
For more information, call ACS: 541-9000; 0611-143541- 9000.
Contact your school ASACS Counselor for more information.
» Commanders and Senior leaders Training: 1st Thursday of every month, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. This training is a mandatory requirement within 45 days of assumption of command for all commanders and senior enlisted advisors (E7-E9). Receive information on the Family Advocacy Program, the Exceptional Family Member Program, the Army Substance Abuse Program, and the Army Emergency Relief Program and how these programs can benefit Soldiers and their families. Participants will receive a certificate upon completion. Class meets on Kleber Kaserne, Bldg. 3210. For more information, call ACS: 541-9000; 0611-143-541-9000. » Dads 101: A Crash Course for New and Expecting Dads: 3rd Tuesday of every month, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Dads, this one is for you. This class includes topics such as: preparing for fatherhood, surviving the first few weeks, caring for your new baby, ways to keep your baby safe and more. Taught by an experienced dad and open to new and expecting dads. Locations vary.
» Adolescent Support and Counseling Service is a comprehensive program providing prevention education, and counseling services to 11- to 19-year-old ID card holders in the military community. ASACS’s mission is to provide comprehensive counseling services to adolescents and military families stationed OCONUS while enhancing military readiness and quality of life. In addition, ASACS offers Life Skills classes that promote health and personal development in the Department of Defense schools. We participate in supportive activities related to military life transitions as well as provide individual, group and family counseling services. ASACS counselors’ offices are located in Department of Defense schools for the convenience of military families. ASACS counseling services are completely confidential. Hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday; however flexible appointment times are available to meet the needs of military families.
Dec. 14 - 20
Everybody needs insurance, even your dog! by FindItGuide.com Living in Germany means there are likely rules and laws you are either unclear of or unaware about. They say “stuff happens” (or something close to that) and it can take a lot of the stress out of a situation if something does happen when you are insured for it. You already carry things like car insurance and health insurance, but did you know you should consider having other types of insurance when you are living in Germany? German citizens are used to everyone having insurance for a number of topics and therefore will not hesitate to make a claim should something go awry. We have collected a number of insurances that you should consider having during your stay in Germany. There are a few that you likely already have either because they are required or because they are the norm. We figured we would at least give you the German word for them if you are ever asked by someone that doesn’t know the English word for them. ▶ Krankenversicherung Health insurance ▶ Kfz-Versicherung Car insurance ▶ Rechtsschutzversicherung Legal insurance
If your dog causes any type of incident, even things like car accidents, you will be liable. Your dog is not covered under the Personal Liability Insurance.
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Some other types of insurance you may not be as familiar with:
inclusion!). It is always good to talk to a professional insurance broker.
Haftpflichtversicherung Know to Americans as “Personal Liability Insurance,” this covers a bevy of situations. An example could be if you are at your neighbor’s house and you accidentally knock over their prized Russian nesting doll collection. You would likely be covered for something like this depending on the plan you have purchased (and if you got the optional Russian Nesting Doll
Hausratversicherung This insurance covers items in your dwelling owned by you (not necessarily the landlords, check with your broker for details) that get damaged due to things like fire or flooding. Hundeversicherung “Dog Insurance” covers expenses that occur when Fido is involved.
Glasversicherung This would just be translated as “Glass Insurance.” It is very possible you live in an apartment or house that has double paned windows for efficiency which can be quite pricey if they get broken by an errant golf swing or bird flying in the wrong direction. Unfortunately, most “Hausratversicherung” insurance doesn’t cover this in Germany but it might be possible to pay extra, so it is always good to check (are you seeing a theme here yet?). Risiko-Lebensversicherung Americans know this as “Life Insurance.” Expect the unexpected. If you have any family, anything of value or any debt to speak of, you should consider this. You don’t want to leave your loved ones behind with unexpected debt.the unexpected. If you have any family, anything of value or any debt to speak of, you should Read more on last page of Property Section
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APTS FOR RENT
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APTS FOR RENT
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HOUSES FOR RENT
SALE: Stylish freestanding twofamily-home with double garage Herschberg, 4 bd, 2.5 bth, 280 sq meters, 66919 Herschberg Germany, €429,000.00, 06371 594 5194, firstname.lastname@example.org SALE: Two-family-Home with double garage in an idyllic location Queidersbach, 4 bd, 3 bth, 270 sq meters, 66851 Queidersbach Germany, €419,000.00, 06371 594 5194, info@mitchell-in vestment.de
House for Rent - Country Style, 5 bd, 1.5 bth, 160 sq meters, 66894 Bechhofen Germany, €1,180, 06372-8775, Mietkirrhaus@ gmx.de
KAISERSLAUTERN, FSH, 340sqm, 7BR, 4baths, yard, 2garages, rent €2500, call Dieter 01726823232, Dzepezauer@ aol.com
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RENT: (068) Kaiserslautern MultiLevel Duplex Available December, 5 bd, 2.5 bth, 256 sq meters, Kaiserslautern Germany, €2,475, 06371 594 5194, firstname.lastname@example.org WOELLSTEIN, 14 rooms, 6BR, 2 bth, 223 sq meters, huge yard, fruit trees, jacuzzi, sauna. 30 min to Sembach 39min. to WiesbadenErbenheim, €1460, w (sewer, trash, garden). rick.mariani@ya hoo.com, GE (0) 671-29848 14 email@example.com
Very nice house on 1830sqm plot HOUSES FOR RENT including, developed building plot, in an exposed position with panoramic view, idyllic garden with garden shed and barbecue area. Expose and pictures: Pho- 4 bd, 2 bth, 160 sq meters, 55765 ne: 0175-5656880 firstname.lastname@example.org Birkenfeld/Niederhambach, fo €1400, ElviBen@gmx.de
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New Home for rent with nice view! XXL carport and big garden! BIK with all electr appliances. Electr. Rolladens, School from 1st to 4th grade and Kindergarden. nearby small CafÃ©, available October 1st. €1,600, Call: 015786249132 or E-Mail: zimme email@example.com
Four Bedroom Townhouse, 4 bd, 1.5 bth, 131 sq meters, Erfurter Strasse 19 67663 Kaiserslautern Germany, €1,400, Cell Number 015157398122, Evening Number RENT: (053) Mackenbach Perfect 0631-67048711, e-mail: Family Home Available Now, 4 firstname.lastname@example.org bd, 2.5 bth, 182 sq meters, Mackenbach Germany, €1,360, Large 4 bed family house in Nie- 06371 594 5194, george@mitchelldermohr with yard (15 min from investment.de Ramstein US Air Base) - TDY / TLA / TLF, 4 bd, 2.5 bth, 180 sq RENT: (059) Kottweiler Perfect meters, Hauptstrasse 1 E 66879 Family Home Available Now!, 4 Niedermohr Germany, €1, +49 bd, 2 bth, 180 sq meters, 66879 17624687550, email@example.com Kottweiler-Schwanden Germany, €1,800, 06371 594 5194, george@ mitchell-investment.de
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2BR fully furn apt close to RAB, 2 bd, 1 bth, 65 sq meters, Luitpoldstrasse 24 66892 Bruchmuehlbach-Miesau Germany, €42, 017666863370, fewo.bruchmuehl email@example.com 4 bd, 2.5 bth, 180 sq meters, Obere Steige 19A 67685 Schwedelbach Germany, €200, 0151RENT: (069) Mehlbach Cozy 12053017, firstname.lastname@example.org, Town Home Available Now!, MehlTel: 0631-3706605, E-Mail: de-webach, €750, 06371 594 5194, tre email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org 4 BDRM House Ramstein, 4 bd, Sembach - Cosy Duplex, 3 bd, 2.5 bth, 129 sq meters, Jahnstras1.5 bth, 156 sq meters, 6 Mittel- se 12A 66877 Ramstein-Miesenstrasse 67134 Birkenheide Germa- bach Germany, €150, 06371ny, €1150, 06237 920220, info@ 463369, email@example.com woerthmann.de 6 BDRM House Ramstein, 6 bd, 3.5 bth, 277 sq meters, ErlenstrasHOUSES FOR RENT se 4 66877 Ramstein-Miesenbach Germany, €200, 06371-463369, firstname.lastname@example.org
Downtown Kaiserslatuern modern townhouse with 2 CAR GARAGE, 2 bd, 2 bth, 172 sq meters, huge windows, spacious kitchen with granite island and countertops, rooftop terrace, automatic rouladens (roller shutters) and heated floors. 15B Mozartstrasse 67655 Kaiserslautern, €3000/ month, text or call +49(0)171-9592227
Be the first one to move in! Newly built TLA with a spectacular view of Nanstein castle, 1 bd, 1 bth, 80 sq meters, Koenigstrasse 2, 66849 Landstuhl Germany, phone: 01702003862 or Duplex near Ramstein Air Base, 063715951077, E-mail: info@ 2 bd, 1.5 bth, 150 sq meters, prem-realestate.com; Website: Waldstrasse 33 66882 Huetschen- www.prem-realestate.com hausen Germany, €1000 € +30 € TIMELESS & SOPHISTICATED for the Carport + utl., no dogs, LUXURY PROPERTY FULLY FUR- email@example.com phone: NISHED WITH INDOOR POOL, 0160 90114513 SAUNA, YARD & 2 FIREPLACES, 16 rm, 4 bd, 2.5 bth, Living Space Modern furnished House in Cen- ca. 250 m&sup2;, Lot Size - ca. ter of landstuhl, 1 bd, 1 bth, 100 780 m&sup2;, 61479 Glashuetten, sq meters, Kaiserstrasse 19 Landstuhl Germany, Germany, €3,200, Note: Guest 66849 barisciftci12@google Apartment also available for addi- €1,297, Beautifully arranged and very mo+4915901081817 tional cost of € 250, POC: Mrs. mail.com, dern TLA in K-Town, 2 bd, 1.5 Kimberly Sullivan, +49 (0) 176 - Whatsapp and Mobile bth, 105 sq meters, Schulstrasse 785 - 89798, kimberly.sullivan@ Kaiserslautern Germany, €TLA Racentury21.de, https://toplite, 01702003862, info@prem-reale ving.century21.de/ state.com
HOUSES FOR RENT
3 BEDROOMS Location Jewel with Lots of Space!, 4 bd, 2 bth, ca. 210 m&sup2;, 55130 Mainz, €2,600, NOTE: If you need more space this two family house can also be rented as one for €4,000,- per month. Entire Unit includes 9bd, 3 bth. and approx. 325m&sup2; of Living Space. Century 21, Mrs. Lili Felten, Tel. +49 177-3422334, li firstname.lastname@example.org, https://topliving.century21.de
Apartment TLA 100 sqm, 1 bd, 1 bth, 100 sq meters, Kaiserstrasse 17 66849 Landstuhl Germany, €75 €95 per day, 004915203896105, email@example.com
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RENT: (071) Spacious free standing home in Kaiserslautern, 2 bd, 3.5 bth, 200 sq meters, Kaiserslautern Germany, €1,430, 06371 594 5194, george@mitchell-invest Ludwigshafen, top brand new du- ment.de plex, 225sqm, high configuration with air conditioner, 3 bed, 2 bath, living-diningroom, built-in-kitchen, garage, patio, yard, quiet area, EC 24,10 KWh, avail now, mthly rent 1950€+util, call Mr. Becker real estate: +49 6359 932622 or e- !!!!!1-5 bed luxury apts & houses Modern 4 bedroom FSH in Erzen- mail: email@example.com for TLA/TDY personnel in Ramhausen, 4 bd, 2 bth, 170 sq mestein/Mackenbach/Bruck muhlters, 67685 Erzenhausen Germa- RENT: (063) Bann Duplex Availany, €2,380, Phone: 01702003862 ble in December, 3 bd, 2.5 bth, bach.2min to RAB.Short walk to or 063715951077, E-Mail: info@ 271 sq meters, Bann Germany, shops/restaurants. 100% equipprem-realestate.com; Website: €1,950, 06371 594 5194, trevor@ ped, TV, AFN, English satellite, free phone, high speed internet, mitchell-investment.de www.prem-realestate.com free calls to USA and Eur.good liRAMSTEIN, FSH, 150sqm, 4BR, Single family home near Clay Ka- brary and movie selection.Pets garage, fenced in yard, rent serne in Walluf, 3 bd, 3.5 bth, 225 welcome.Off street secured par€1080, Dzepezauer@aol.com, call sq meters, 65396 Walluf Germa- king.Call Jennie 0171-2679282. Dieter 01726823232 ny, €2,600, firstname.lastname@example.org OR email@example.com
TLA / TDY
Best Located TLA TLF Appartment on Einsiedlerhof 1 or 2 bedrooms, 2 bd, 1.5 bth, 70 sq meters, Kaiserstrasse Kaiserslautern Germany, €50, 01724989707, firstname.lastname@example.org Ask for longterm! Brand new 1 bed attic apartment in Ramstein with AC, 1 bd, 1 bth, 86 sq meters, Friedenstrasse 30 66877 Ramstein-Miesenbach Germany, ALL UTILITIES INCLUDED, €? for price inquiries please contact us at email@example.com because the price will depend on the number of guests and nights. Check out more 1 beds, 2 beds and 3 beds apartments on www.expatngo.com Brand new fully furnished studio and 1- & 2-bedroom apartments located in Stuttgart-Moehringen close to Kelley and Patch Barracks - Credit cards and VAT forms accepted - TDY/TLA/TQSA rates available - No commission or deposit - 0711 4101 0150 www.ess.travel Brand new TLA Appartment in best location near to all Bases full furnished!, 2 bd, 1 bth, 80 sq meters, Kindsbach, Kaiserslautern, at 49 Euro, ask us for longterm rent! 01724989707, boze1@ gmx.de Entirely renovated 4 bed family house in Ramstein (5 min from Ramstein US Air Base), 4 bd, 2.5 bth, 152 sq meters, Landstuhler Str. 30 66877 Ramstein-Miesenbach Germany, ALL UTILITIES INCLUDED, €? for price inquiries please contact us at info@expatn go.com because the price will depend on the number of guests and nights. Check out more 1 beds, 2 beds and 3 beds apartments on www.expatngo.com RENT, 3 bd, PLIENINGER STRABE 250STUTTGART, firstname.lastname@example.org
Luxury Apartment 5***** Landstuhl, 5 Min to Aiibase Ramstein, 3 Bedrooms up to 4 Person, Whirlpool, Steamshower, View to the Castle, fully furnished and equipped, for longer rental piriod best Price. Avail Dec, 2017, €100, Call 49 (0)6371-917906 or 015162907695, email@example.com for longer rental period- Perfectly situated TLA in Kaisersbest price, www.ferienwohnun lautern, 2 bd, 1 bth, 70 sq meters, Trippstadter Strasse 26 Kaisersgen-pechtel.de lautern Germany, TLA Rate per diem applies, phone: 01702003862, info@prem-reale Comfortable 2 bed apartment in state.com Ramstein with AC, 2 bd, 1 bth, 86 TLA / TDY Great Tempory Lodsq meters, Landstuhler Str. 61 ging in a Charming Historical 66877 Ramstein-Miesenbach GerFarmhouse in KaiserslauternRenmany, ALL UTILITIES INCLUDED, tal for 1 to 5 family members, €? for price inquiries please conPets are welcome, 10 mins to Votact us at firstname.lastname@example.org because the price will depend on New fully furnished TLA available gelwehPhone: +49 171 313 6996 the number of guests and nights. in the heart of K-Town city, 1 bd, Email: email@example.com Web: Check out more 1 beds, 2 beds 1 bth, 70 sq meters, Marktstrasse www.jk-bremerhof.de and 3 beds apartments on 67655 Kaiserslautern Germany, pubs, restaurants right outside of TLA / TDY in Mackenbach, 1 bd, www.expatngo.com your door, €TLA Rate per diem, 1 bth, 60 sq meters, Beethoven01702003862 or 063715951077, in weg 18 67686 Mackenbach Germany, € 850 / month; 48 € / day firstname.lastname@example.org +4915732414957, georg.winter@ hotmail.de
TLA / TDY
Exclusive 1 bed roof apartment in downtown Ramstein (5 min from Ramstein US Air Base), 1 bd, 1 bth, 70 sq meters, Miesenbacher strasse 4 66877 Ramstein-Miesenbach Germany, ALL UTILITIES INCLUDED, €? for price inquiries please contact us at info@expatn go.com as pricing will depend on the number of guests and nights. Check out more 1 beds, 2 beds and 3 beds apartments on www.expatngo.com Fully furnished penthouses with 1, 2 or 3 bedrooms - Downtown Stuttgart - Parking, WiFi, Calls to the US, Gym, Housekeeping included - No commission or deposit Credit cards & VAT forms accepted - TDY/TLA/TQSA rates available - 0711 4101 0150 www.ess.travel
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MARK YOUR CALENDAR DECEMBER 2018 KMC » Attention Retirees: The next KMC Retiree Council/86 AW Retiree Activities Office Retiree Luncheon will be on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the KMCC Food Court Activity Room. If you wish to attend, please contact the 86 AW Retiree Activities Office at DSN 480-5486, civilian 06371-47-5486, or e-mail us at: 86aw.rao@ us.af.mil. » Rheinland-Pfalz International Choir holiday concert: Following the return of our director, Dr. Justin Lewis, and his family to the U.S., Ms. Jennifer Hsiung joined the choir in August as our new Director. For the past three months, we have been busy preparing an upcoming concert for your enjoyment. Come to our concert “WinteVoices” at 5 p.m. on Dec. 15 in the St. Valentin church in Bann. Additional information can be found in our website, www.sing-rpic.de. » Big The Musical: Come to the holiday show at KMC OnStage Theater about the joys of childhood! BIG the Musical is an adaptation of the 1988 Tom Hanks film about a 12-yearold boy who wishes on a carnival machine to be bigger, in order to impress the object of his adolescent affections. His wish is granted and he grows up overnight. The play follows his journey as he copes with his new adulthood while hunting down the traveling carnival machine in order to wish himself back into his younger body. All shows will be at KMC
OnStage Theater. Evening shows: Jan. 4, 5, 11, 12. 7 p.m. Sunday Matinees: This Sunday, Jan. 6 and 13. 3 p.m. Tickets are available at Kleber Java Cafe, at the KMC OnStage Box Office, and on WebTrac. Kleber Kaserne, Bldg. 3232, 483-6626; 0631-411-6626. » Stuffed Animal Sleepover: On Jan. 11, at 6 p.m. bring your best buddy to the Rheinland-Pfalz Library! Children can enjoy a special storytime with their favorite stuffed friend, then tuck them in for their first library sleepover! When toys are left overnight, they come alive, and our photographers will be on hand to capture all of their adventures. Pick up your stuffed animal the following morning, 9 to 11 a.m. and enjoy the pictures of what they have been doing in your absence! No cost to participate. For more information, contact Rheinland-Pfalz Library, Landstuhl, Bldg. 3810, 531-2841; 486-7322; 06371-86-7322. » KMC OnStage Studio Presents: Prelude To A Kiss: Experience the metaphysical romance that inspired the 1992 film starring Meg Ryan and Alec Baldwin. For Peter and Rita, it was love at first sight, and the journey to the altar was a swift one. A strange old man appears at the wedding, and asks to kiss the bride, and in so doing switches bodies with her. The events that follow are both comedic and thought provoking, as the couple navigates what happens to love at first sight, when the person you love no longer looks the
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same. Show Dates: Jan. 18,19, 25, and 26 at 7 p.m., Jan. 20 and 27 at 3 p.m. Performances will be held at the Kaiserslautern Community Activity Center, Daenner Kaserne, Bldg. 3109. For more information contact KMC OnStage, 483-6626; 0631-411-6626. » Java Café Winter Drink Specials: In the mood for a warm, cozy drink!? Sample each of our delicious winter specials, available Dec. through Feb. Try the Sugar Cookie Latte, Hazelnut Macchiato, or Cinnamon Dolce Latte today. Take advantage of the Java Café drivethru at Rhine Ordnance Bks., Bldg. 273. Check out the other Java Café locations: Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Bldg. 3774; Kleber Java Café, Bldg. 3232 (inside KMC Onstage); Sembach Kaserne, Bldg. 109; and Smith Barracks, Bldg. 8661 (Baumholder). BAUMHOLDER » Tavern on the Rock: This modern bar presents a laid back atmosphere with an upscale feel and look. Come and enjoy great service, delicious food and good times at this new facility located inside of the Rheinlander Community Club, Smith Bks., Bldg. 8085, 531-2890; 0611-143-531-2890. Hours of operation are as follows: Wednesday and Thursday, 5 to 10 p.m.; Friday, 5 to 1 p.m.; Saturday, 5 p.m.-2 a.m. » Mic’ Lovin’ Karaoke at Pinsetter’s Pub: If there’s one thing that the Baumholder Military Community loves, it’s karaoke. By
popular demand, we have now expanded our program to include Mic’ Lovin’ Karaoke every Friday night at Pinsetter’s Pub inside Strikers Bowling Center! With a diverse portfolio of music covering all major musical genres and eras, there’s a song for every flavor! Don’t forget to also join our original Saturday night karaoke event at Tavern on the Rock. Smith Bks., Bldg. 8105, 531-2833; 0611-143-5312833. » Karaoke Saturdays at Tavern on the Rock: Sing your heart out at Tavern on the Rock! Every Saturday night is Karaoke Night. Come out starting at 9 p.m. and show off your skills. Open to ID cardholders and their guests, ages 18 and older. For more information, contact 531-2890; 0611-143531-2890. Smith Bks., Bldg. 8085. » Warrior Zone: What do you know about the Warrior Zone? The Warrior Zone is a facility that features a plethora of free services for Soldiers! The Warrior Zone hosts an array of events, including video gaming tournaments and movie marathons. Services include: free Wi-Fi and computer usage, free usage of XBOX 360, Ps3 and Wii console and games, free movie usage on HD equipment and more. BOSS holds regular meetings here where you can get the latest information about BOSS events and activities. The Warrior Zone is exclusively for Soldiers and their guests, ages 18 and over. Smith Bks., Bldg. 8112. 5312914; 0611-143-531-2914.
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AT THE MOVIES
AT RAMSTEIN AIR BASE REEL TIME THEATER
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Editorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s note: The movies listing was the most current at the time of publication. Dates are subject to change. Please check with your local theater for the most up-todate schedule.
FRIDAY Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (PG) 1400, 1700 Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse in 3D (PG) 1100, 2000 Second Act (PG-13) 1130, 1415 The Mule (R) 1700, 2015 Mortal Engines (PG-13) 1515, 1830 Mortal Engines in 3D (PG-13) 1215, 2130 Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (PG-13) 1430, 2030 Instant Family (PG-13) 1145, 1745
SATURDAY Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (PG) 1100, 1700 Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse in 3D (PG) 1400, 2000 Second Act (PG-13) 1415 The Mule (R) 1700, 2030 Mortal Engines (PG-13) 1430, 1745 Mortal Engines in 3D (PG-13) 1115, 2100 Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (PG-13) 1400, 1715 Instant Family (PG-13) 1100, 2100
SUNDAY Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (PG) 1415, 1730 Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse in 3D (PG) 1115 Second Act (PG-13) 1345 The Mule (R) 1630 Mortal Engines (PG-13) 1115, 1745 Mortal Engines in 3D (PG-13) 1430 Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (PG-13) 1345 Instant Family (PG-13)1100, 1700 Polar Express (G) 1100
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (PG) Bitten by a radioactive spider in the subway, Brooklyn teenager Miles Morales suddenly develops mysterious powers that transform him into the one and only Spider-Man. When he meets Peter Parker, he soon realizes that there are many others who share his special, high-flying talents. Miles must now use his newfound skills to battle the evil Kingpin, a hulking madman who can open portals to other universes and pull different versions of Spider-Man into our world. Starring: Shameik Moore, Jake Johnson, Hailee Steinfeld; Directors: Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey Screenshot by Marvel
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (PG) 1130, 1800 Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse in 3D (PG) 1445 Second Act (PG-13) 1715, 2000 The Mule (R) 1430, 2000 Mortal Engines (PG-13) 1500, 1830 Mortal Engines in 3D (PG-13) 1130 Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (PG-13) 1100, 1700 Instant Family (PG-13) 1415 Polar Express (G) 1145
TUESDAY Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (PG) 1130, 1445, 1800 Second Act (PG-13) 1100, 1345 The Mule (R) 1630, 1915 Mortal Engines (PG-13) 1130, 1500, 1830 Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (PG-13) 1345, 1945 Instant Family (PG-13) 1100 The Girl In the Spiders Web (R) 1700
WEDNESDAY Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (PG) 1445, 1800 Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse in 3D (PG) 1130 Second Act (PG-13) 1100, 1345 The Mule (R) 1630, 1915 Mortal Engines (PG-13) 1500 Mortal Engines in 3D (PG-13) 1130, 1830 Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (PG-13) 1345, 1945 Instant Family (PG-13) 1100 The Girl In the Spiders Web (R) 1700
Poster by Universal
Poster by STX Entertainment
Poster by Warner Bros.
Poster by Paramount
Mortal Engines (PG-13)
Second Act (PG-13)
The Mule (R)
Instant Family (PG-13)
Hundreds of years after civilization was destroyed by a cataclysmic event, a mysterious young woman emerges as the only one who can stop London from devouring everything in its path. Starring: Hera Hilmar, Hugo Weaving, Robert Sheehan Director: Christian Rivers
Maya Vargas wants only one thing for her 43rd birthday â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a promotion. When she loses the job to a college-educated candidate, Maya sets out to prove to Madison Avenue that street smarts are as valuable as book smarts. Starring: Vanessa Hudgens, Milo Ventimiglia, Jennifer Lopez Director: Peter Segal
Broke, alone and facing foreclosure on his business, Earl Stone takes a job as a drug courier for a Mexican cartel. His immediate success leads to easy money and a larger shipment that soon draws the attention of hard-charging DEA agent Colin Bates. Starring: Clint Eastwood, Bradley Cooper Director: Clint Eastwood
When Pete and Ellie decide to start a family, they stumble into the world of foster care adoption. They hope to take in one small child, but when they meet three siblings, they find themselves speeding from zero to three kids overnight. Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Rose Byrne Director: Sean Anders
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (PG) 1445, 1800 Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse in 3D (PG) 1130 Second Act (PG-13) 1100, 1345 The Mule (R) 1630, 1915 Mortal Engines (PG-13) 1500 Mortal Engines in 3D (PG-13) 1130, 1830 Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (PG-13) 1345, 1945 Instant Family (PG-13) 1100 The Girl In the Spiders Web (R) 1700
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A Day Trip to the Valkenburg Caves at Christmas
Story and photos by Cheryl Koller Contributing writer to MilitaryInGermany.com A trip to Valkenburg to visit the Magic Sand creation left me almost speechless. And this does not happen very often! We drove to Valkenburg, Netherlands over the weekend to see the Christmas Markets in caves. There are three caves in very close proximity to each other so we ambitiously set out to see all three on a Friday afternoon.
Municipal Cave After being completely awed by this cave, we decided to move on to the Municipal Cave, which is basically an underground Christmas Market. How cool is that?
I have no idea how long it took to build these works of art or how many artists were involved, but I can sum it all up in one word….WOW! Yes, I have seen works of art using sand before, mostly at beaches. However, this was something else entirely. This was storytelling in a most creative form.
The Municipal Cave market is the largest, oldest, and most visited underground Christmas Market in Europe. This was pretty much a very traditional market, with a lot of the same type of vendors you will see at any market. And, of course, various Christmas decorations!
We arrived just in time to take the chair lift above the cave to the Wilhelmina Tower for some panoramic views. This is the fifth year for this “Magic Sand” display and this year was a highlight of Charles Dickens “A Christmas Carol”.
The main part of the cave depicts the story of Christmas as we know it. Joseph and Mary in Bethlehem, the birth of Christ, Three Kings, and an extraordinary manger scene.
Things to Know The Magic Sand display will be available until January 6, so there is still time to go and see it before they take it all down. Admission is €3 for children under 12 and €7 for adults; €5 for children and €9.75 for adults if you want to include the chairlift. Opening hours are Monday to Friday 11 a.m - 5 p.m. and weekends 10.30 a.m. - 6 p.m. Municipal Cave: This market ends on December 23, but the cave is open year-round. Opening hours and admission prices can be found on their website. Velvet Cave: This market ends on December 30, but the cave is open year-round. Opening hours and admission prices can be found on their website. Getting There We used the GPS address for the Magic Sand exhibit and had no difficulty finding a great parking spot nearby. The other two caves are a short drive away with equally convenient parking.
The walking tour through the cave takes you into the story and the attention to the smallest detail is amazing. Magical Sand We found Valkenburg easily enough and focused on the Magic Sand cave because it closed at 6 p.m. while the others close at 9 p.m.
in an effort to use the limestone for structures like homes and businesses. He also told us that the cave is open year-round for tours and that they love when Americans come and visit.
We did notice that there were very few food vendors, which is a bit different. There is a restaurant inside the cave where we were able to buy some wine and cheese. Whew. Unfortunately, we made it to the third cave referred to as “Velvet Cave” just as it was closing. We were able to speak briefly to the manager who was kind enough to give us some history of how the caves were made by man
GPS address: Neerhem 44, Valkenburg, Netherlands. It is approximately a 3 hour drive northwest of Kaiserslautern, 2 hours and 30 minutes northwest of Wiesbaden and 4 hours and 20 minutes northwest of Stuttgart. Author’s Profile: Cheryl Koller is a native of Georgia. She is a DOD spouse, mom of 4 daughters (2 adults, 2 teens), thrill-seeker, avid traveler, and lover of food and wine. She is a self-proclaimed Freedom-Preneur and Blogger currently living in Ramstein with her family.
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