Kaiserslautern American - December 18, 2020

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news

Host Nation Office promotes community cohesion, Page 6

Education

KMC schools continue building partnerships, Page 10

Feature

A day in the life, 721st AMS, Pages 12 & 13

December 18, 2020 | Volume 44, Number 50

Lifestyles

Gingerbread: Christmas cookie with a long history, Page 16

Community

History room links Baumholder military’s past to present, Page 17

Read the KA online at KaiserslauternAmerican.com by Airman 1st Class Taylor D. Slater 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

COVID-19: Then and now Members of the 86th Medical Group Public Health flight pose for a photo at Ramstein Air Base, Nov. 20. Public health officials contact-trace positive COVID-19 patients and isolate them to protect the public from further exposure. Photo by Airman 1st Class Taylor D. Slater

Attention: JFK, LBH expand service hours by Airman 1st Class Jennifer Gonzales 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs The Jawbone Flight Kitchen at Ramstein and the Lindberg Hof Dining Facility at Kapaun Air Station have expanded their hot meal service hours to better suit customers. “The decision to expand the Flight Kitchen is based off normal customer supply and demand,” said Master Sgt. Kyle C. Todd, 786th Force Support Squadron food service section chief. “There are numerous customers on Ramstein such as flight line

maintainers, swing or night shifts and even weekends. We want everyone to know that we are here to support their needs and have this capability. With the Flight Kitchen already a 24-hour facility, it was most practical to expand its operations to offer the four additional hot meal periods on top of still providing their box and flight meal service when other food establishments may be closed.” The JFK is open to anyone with base access to Ramstein while the LBH is accessible to Department of Defense ID card holders, including dependents and members of foreign governments. U.S. cash is the

only acceptable form of payment at both locations and meals are take-out only. JFK, which is located in building 3332, next to the Ramstein Passenger Terminal, offers hot meals four times every day with prices varying depending on the available items. Airmen can also pick up a box meal anytime, 24/7. The box meals cost $5.50 and include a sandwich, chips, snack item, water and a choice of soda, juice or sports drink. Jawbone Flight Kitchen: Monday-Sunday • Breakfast: 6-8 a.m.

In the eight months since COVID-19 arrived on base, Ramstein has come a long way. Past and present 86th Airlift Wing leadership allow for a comparison of Ramstein’s initial reactions to the virus with how they’re currently managing. In March the base confirmed its first case of COVID-19, marking a step into uncharted territory. Operations had to be flexible to prevent the spread of the virus. Maj. David Mackintosh, 86th Airlift Wing plans and programs officer from March through May and current 3rd Air Force Commander’s Action Group member, led the way in uncertain times. He took over COVID-19 operations when the virus quickly became a theatre-wide issue. As plans were made, important questions from the public continued to mount: How would base residents be safe? See then and now, Page 3

• Continental plus: Quick breakfast items to-go and eggs to order • Lunch: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. • Main/snack line entrees and sides, to-go sandwiches and salad bar • Dinner: 5-7 p.m. • Main/snack line entrees and sides, to-go sandwiches and salad bar • Midnight Meal: 11 p.m.-1 a.m. • Main/snack line entrees and sides and continental plus: Quick breakfast items to-go and eggs to order (i.e., omelets, scrambles, over hard, etc.)

services that include entrees and sides, snack line and grill, a sandwich bar and a salad bar. Weekly specialty bars are offered during lunch and dinner.

Lindberg Hof Dining Facility, which is located in building 2791 on 9th Ave. at Kapaun Air Station, also offers extended hot meal

First Monday: Potato bar Second Tuesday: Taco bar Third Wednesday: Wing bar Last Thursday: Pasta bar

Lindberg Hof Dining Facility: Monday-Friday • Breakfast: 6-8 a.m. (7-8:30 a.m. during weekends, family days and holidays) • Brunch: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. (Weekends, family days and holidays) • Lunch: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. • Dinner: 4:30-6 p.m.


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Commentary: How Leaders lead through COVID to do like trivia or other games to sus- works and administrative rights. tain and improve those relationships. Trust them to get the work done Regardless of what you do, find ways and to communicate what they to talk to people at key points and let cannot get done from home. Respect is Daily life has changed in them know you needed more almost every way since the COVID care about them. than ever today, pandemic began; however, the Take a moment and it is a prinfundamentals of leadership have to think about ciple where not. The common leadership deliberate touch the Air Force pillars of communication, trust, points with your excels. In our and respect are still critical and teammates and limited manrequire a little creative thinking plan regular dispower environduring this very different time. I cussions. Also, ment, we need would argue they are needed even just like you the talent, cremore now than ever. Thankfully, would prepare ativity, enthusiif we apply that creative thinking before hosting asm, and teamwith technological tools, there is a physical meetwork of every an opportunity for us to deepen ing, please test Airman, every relationships and become even and understand Lt. Col. Christopher Wiley day. One way to your teleworking 86th Communications Squadron commander more effective. show respect The shift in the way we commu- tools before the nicate is arguably the most dras- actual discussion. If you have ques- is to recognize exceptional pertic change we have to overcome. tions, reach out to your nearest friend- formance. Thankfully, technology Face to face interactions have ly Communications Squadron Airman. gives us a platform to do this with Trust is absolutely essen- a broader audience. Never miss been substituted by emails, calls and other less personal forms of tial to leading through COVID. an opportunity to use it! Respect communication. If we can’t be Teleworking forces supervisors to their work/life balance and be physically together, then we must trust their team. It can be a chal- cognizant of what hours you’re find ways to use technology as a lenge to find balance between asking people to be available. Do substitution. In many cases, and micromanaging and ensuring your absolute best not to email, especially with younger Airmen, the work is done. Just like we call, or text about work issues late who have grown up online and always do, set high expectations into the evenings or on weekends. may feel more comfortable shar- and give your team the freedom It may seem counter to the normal and resourc- telework expectations, but respect ing virtually es to achieve yourself and your teammates by than in person. Over time, team In our limited them. Hold dressing properly while teleworkthem account- ing. It will help you feel more cohesion and able if they’re focused, productive, and profescollaboration manpower not meeting the sional. If you don’t shave and wear will degrade if we’re not environment, we mark. Certain sweatpants (or no pants) during Airmen will working hours, over time you’ll careful. Use Teams, Zoom, need the talent, achieve much lose confidence and your team that more telework- sees you on camera will, too. FaceTime, or Finally, leaders grow leaders ing when they any other tool creativity, don’t have the regardless of COVID. Find out to see and spend time enthusiasm, and daily distrac- what people are passionate about tions slowing personally or professionally and with each them down. help them lead there. If they like other. teamwork of Some Airmen playing video games, then help When I first arrived, Chief every Airman, will do truly them run a tournament. If they amazing and like hiking outdoors, then help Seth Quirk inviti n n o v a t i v e them connect with other hikers. ed me to speak every day. things when If people are confident and happy at an evening they’re more doing something, they will attract senior noncommissioned officer virtual Zoom ses- relaxed at home. We recently other people with the same intersion with your choice of adult bever- had an Airman who brought up ests. COVID is a huge challenge, age. Great idea! If you do something the communications paths to the but also an opportunity to be like that, don’t talk just about work Air Operations Center from their creative, increase connectedness, while connecting online, find things home using virtual private net- and get more done. by Lt. Col. Christopher Wiley 86th Communications Squadron commander

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December 18, 2020 then and now from Page 1 Would children still go to Child Development Centers? Would schools remain open? These were questions leaders had to answer at a rapid pace, gathering Airmen from many units that ranged from the 86th Force Support Squadron to 86th Maintenance Squadron into the operational planning team. At the same time businesses and borders were closing, Ramstein continued to operate as the “Gateway to the World.” Another challenge was keeping the base safe from COVID-19 while remaining open. “It was a balancing act to manage the requirements coming through Ramstein,” Mackintosh said. “There are some users who had no issues leaving the (passenger) terminal and going to stay at Vogelweh, but there’s some users who could not leave Ramstein because we had to make sure they weren’t infected.” Leadership also had to contend with rapidly changing guidance, from wing-level to as far up as Department of Defense guidance. Accounting for host nation guidance added another level of difficulty. “(It) was a significant challenge early on keeping up with everything and not knowing when the next level of headquarters guidance was going to come down and how it might restrict us further,” said Maj. Joe Baldwin, 86th Airlift Wing plans and programs action officer and COVID-19 operational planning team leader. “There wasn’t a great mechanism for all of that to get distributed and communicated.” It wasn’t until June when things

settled into a new normal for Baldwin and his team. Businesses began to re-open and the health protection condition downgraded to Bravo. Brig. Gen. Mark R. August, the previous 86th AW commander, stood down the operational planning team, but Baldwin remained to handle COVID-19 operations. “We got into this rhythm,” Baldwin said. “We’re getting deployments going through again, operations are picking back up again, we’re allowing base and morale events again.” Brig. Gen. Josh Olson, 86th AW commander, resumed the operational planning team in August, prioritizing a single point of contact and streamlined communication for COVID-19 operations. Experience from previous COVID19 experiences allowed Baldwin and his team to better prepare for future potential outbreaks. The ordeal was one of the most challenging events in Mackintosh’s career, but what made it rewarding was how unrestricted he was. “Since there wasn’t any existing guidance in how this has ever been done before we came up with it on our own using all the experts we had in the room,” Mackintosh said. What made the experience memorable for Baldwin was getting to see all the various units on Ramstein and how they worked together. “There are so many different mission sets represented on Ramstein,” Baldwin said. “It’s unbelievable. (For example,) seeing how important the role of Public Affairs is and seeing all the different things Mission Support Group does is incredible.”

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(Above) members of the 86th Medical Group pose for a photo at Ramstein Air Base, Nov. 20. Medical technicians test patients for COVID-19 at the drive-thru and transfer their results to the laboratory for further analysis. Photos by Airman 1st Class Taylor D. Slater

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Tatiana Kurtz, 721st Aerial Port Squadron passenger services specialist, takes a patient’s temperature at Ramstein Air Base, Nov. 20. Airmen from other units around the base volunteered to assist the 86th Medical Group with the COVID-19 Task Force.

As temperatures drop, COVID19 cases continue to rise across Germany. Rest assured, with preparation and communication Ramstein will be ready for the challenge.

U.S. Air Force Capt. Timothy Kim, 86th Dental Squadron general dentist, right, and, Capt. John Lorenz, 86th DS dentist, place phone calls at Ramstein Air Base, Nov. 20. As part of the COVID-19 Hotline, medical professionals advise patients on precautions they need to take when under quarantine.


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KMC Blotter

TAKE NOTE

Compiled by the 569th USFPS and 86th SFS

December 9 11:36 a.m.: Major vehicle collision in Otterbach

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December 11 2:05 p.m.: Quarantine violation on Kapaun Air Station December 12 2:10 a.m.: Driving under the influence on Rhine Ordnance Barracks 10:36 a.m.: Major vehicle collision in Erlenbach 14:56 p.m.: Fraud in Mehlbach December 13 5:21 a.m.: Larceny of government property in Kaiserslautern 11:35 a.m.: Major traffic collision in Ramstein-Miesenbach

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

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FIRE IS DEADLY! You must always keep in mind that fire safety is important no matter where we are in the world. So, please understand that within several minutes a fire can easily become a lifethreatening event. Facts about home fire safety during the holidays »» One of every three home Christmas tree fires is caused by electrical problems »» A heat source too close to the tree causes one in every four of Christmas tree fires »» December is the peak time of year for home fires One Safety and Your Tree — Quick Tips »» Natural trees should be cut at a 45 degree angle »» Place tree away from sources of heat »» Use only non-flammable decorations »» Inspect lights for frayed wires or other defects before use »» Do not leave lights on unattended »» Keep the tree stand full of water at all times »» When the tree becomes dry, discard it immediately Did You Know: Smoke and toxic gases kill more people than flames do. Fire produces poisonous gases that make you disoriented and drowsy. Asphyxiation is the leading cause of fire deaths, exceeding burns by a 3-to-1 ratio. That is why it is important to ensure your smoke detectors are tested monthly and that batteries are replaced every 6 months. When global time changes occur this is a great time to replace smoke detector batteries. In reality, home fires do occur —your Military Housing Office highly recommends that you obtain “renters insurance” whether

you live on or off-base — if you have questions and require further guidance on home insurance, please contact your Base Legal Office for guidance. If you have any questions/concerns related to fire safety, please contact “the experts”… your local Kaiserslautern Military Community Fire Prevention Section — they can help to answer all of your concerns. Contacts: KMC Fire Prevention Section: DSN 4805940/Comm: 06371-475940 MHO Facilities Section: DSN 489-7108/ Comm: 0631-536-7108 Housing Referral Section (HRO): DSN 4896643/6659/Comm: 0631-536-6643/0631-5366659 For Housing questions/concerns, please email KMCHousing@us.af.mil Follow us on our Facebook page https:// www.facebook.com/KMCHousingOffice/

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MDG Holiday Hours Ramstein Medical Group will be closed Dec. 24-25 and Jan. 1. They will have limited services available to patients with pre-booked appointments on Dec. 31. On Dec. 26 and 31 and Jan. 2 the SICK Hotline will be available from 7:30 a.m. to noon for symptomatic patients, deployers, and individuals previously instructed by Public Health to test as close contacts. No testing for travel quarantine release will be conducted on these days. Please dial 06371-47-9001 (DSN 4809001), Option 3 to speak to the SICK Hotline. COVID-19 updates for KMC Looking for updated information regarding coronavirus and changes to base facilities? Visit www.ramstein.af.mil/COVID-19/ Ramstein COVID-19 testing Ramstein’s testing center is located at the medical clinic’s parking lot. While the parking lot is closed to thru-traffic, it is open for those presenting for testing. You do not have to exit your vehicle and walk up to the tent: just drive through the tent! Estate claims Anyone having any claims on or obligations to the estate of Technical Sergeant Darius McLin, assigned to USAFE-AFRICA Headquarters Squadron, USAFE-AFAFRICA Command Section at Ramstein Air Base, should contact the Summary Court Officer, Major Aaron Tissot at DSN 480-9032, commercially at 06371-47-9032 or email at aaron. tissot@us.af.mil. LVIS Gate Holiday Hours During the weeks of Christmas and New Year’s holiday, the LVIS gate will only operate Dec. 21-23 and Dec. 28-30 from 6 a.m. until 3 p.m. Ramstein Pharmacy Tent Ramstein’s pharmacy is closing the lobby to patient access and dispensing medications through the exterior pharmacy lobby windows (walk-up pharmacy). This enables patients to maintain proper physical distancing. Medication refills can be processed through TRICARE Online or through the automated refill line (06371865601), and will be ready for pick-up the next duty day after 1 p.m. Pharmacy hours of opera-

tion are Mon-Fri 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Registry of Motor Vehicles closure The USAREUR Registry of Motor Vehicles customer service office on Sembach Kaserne will be closed on Dec. 31 for Family Day. This means the office is closed New Year’s Eve (Dec 31) and New Year’s Day (Jan 1). Please plan accordingly. Dining Facility expands food operations • Lindberg Hof Dining Facility on Kapaun All DOD ID card holders, to include dependents and members of foreign governments, are welcome to eat at the LBH. Only USD cash is accepted. Mon-Fri breakfast: 6-8 a.m. (weekends & family/holidays 7-8:30 a.m.), lunch: 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; dinner: 4:30-6 p.m., weekend/ holiday/family day Brunch: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. • Jawbone Flight Kitchen on Ramstein MonSun; hot meals served during the following times: Breakfast: 6-8 a.m.; lunch: 11 a.m.-1 p.m., dinner: 5-7 p.m., midnight meal: 11 p.m.-1 a.m. GACO helps U.S. customers in Germany Even during COVID-19, the GermanAmerican Community Office in Kaiserslautern (located in Rathaus Nord) is still available to assist American customers with host nationrelated topics. GACO staff is able to help with German documents and authorities, host nation policies and regulations, questions about disposing trash off base, drivers’ licenses for U.S. civilians, retirement in Germany, marriage between Americans and foreign nationals, leisure and sports activities, and a lot more. GACO is a resource to help U.S. personnel have an easier and smoother stay in Germany. As soon as USO is authorized to offer newcomers’ orientation tours in Kaiserslautern again, they will make weekly stops at the GACO. The main entrance of Rathaus Nord is currently closed to the public, but you can make an appointment if you need to discuss your matter in person. For your appointment you will need to use the entrance at Benzinoring 1 where you will be picked up. For more information, visit www.gaco-kl.de; call 0631-363-3010 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri, and between 2 and 6 p.m. Thursdays; or email info@gaco-kl.de.

NOTE: the KMC Housing Office will close every Wednesday at 11:30 for administrative activities. Following are the “Holiday Closures” for the Furnishing Management and Housing Offices: »» Dec. 18 – all day due to organizational function »» Dec. 24 – Holiday »» Dec. 25 – Holiday »» Dec. 31 – Holiday »» Jan. 1, 2021 – Holiday Holiday Cheers!!! The KMC Family Housing Team is in the business of 100% “Customer Satisfaction.” BE SAFE!

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December 8 11:36 a.m.: Burglary in Breunigweiler 1:02 p.m.: Larceny of government property in Nanzdietschweiler 2:20 p.m.: Major traffic collision/driving under the influence in Hohenecken 4 p.m.: Vandalism in Landstuhl 7:21 p.m.: Operating a USAREUR-plated vehicle without a USASEUR license in Kaiserslautern

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December 18, 2020

An update on COVID and flu vaccines

by Col. (Dr.) Ryan Mihata 86th Medical Group Commander On Sunday, Chancellor Angela Merkel announced new COVID restrictions across Germany. These increased restrictions extend the lockdown until at least Jan. 10. In Kaiserslautern, COVID case counts remain elevated, 124-130 cases per 100 thousand. Unfortunately, Germany continues to see increasing mortality rates (death rates) across the country. Kaiserslautern has had over two times the number of deaths in the last 30 days as they experienced in the first nine months of the pandemic. On Ramstein, the number of active cases is also on an upward trend over the past week. Leadership is taking a hard look at the various base facilities, and we can expect additional restrictions on base in accordance with host nation guidance. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the Emergency Use Authorization for the first U.S. COVID vaccine. This is the Pfizer product, the same immunization that the United Kingdom started administering to their citizens earlier this month. The next product being considered is the Moderna vaccine, which is scheduled to be considered by the FDA this week. The FDA only authorizes the use of a vaccine after careful and rigorous testing and trials. I have no information with regard

to when we will receive the vaccine locally, but Landstuhl Regional Medical Center will be one of the first overseas medical treatment facilities to receive the doses. Vaccines will initially be available to a limited number of personnel, based on the phased approach outlined by the Department of Defense and the Defense Health Agency. I will be sure to share information in this forum as it becomes available. On the influenza front, we administered our partial allotment of 3,500 doses last week. Many of you were not able to receive the vaccine. We are waiting for the complete shipment, which should deliver approximately 8,000 more

doses. The good news is that all of the 1,002 surveillance specimens tested across Europe last week were negative. Additionally, there were no hospital laboratory confirmed cases in Europe last week. Similar data is seen in the United States, where influenza numbers are well below expected baselines for this time of year. The CDC Influenza Surveillance website is: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/weekly/ index.htm#ILIActivityMap Remember, prevention measures for COVID also prevent spread of the flu. Until next week, stay safe and healthy. Wash your hands, watch your distance, and wear your mask!

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Host Nation Office promotes community cohesion, German relations by Airman 1st Class John Wright 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs Ramstein Air Base operates under a unique agreement with Germany. The base sits on German national territory, provided to U.S. forces for exclusive use under a stationing contract between the Federal Republic of Germany and the United States. What makes the relationship unique is the contract can be terminated by either nation at any time with two-year notice. Such a unique and important contract requires a stable relationship built on mutual respect and continuity. In the ever-changing military environment, the 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs Host Nation Office provides this continuity by acting as the conduit between host nation officials and base leadership. “Germans like trust,” said Roberto M. Saldanha da Costa, 86th AW senior host nation advisor. “Germans like to get to know someone over a couple of years.” While this can be challenging with changes of command occurring every two years, the HNO serves as a consistent point of contact for German politicians, civic leaders and the local German population. The HNO is a direct resource for U.S. military and German leadership when there are questions or concerns about any changes or developments in German-American matters. Its staff of local nationals provide expertise and comprehensive

Left to right: U.S. Air Force Maj. Timothy M. O’Rourke, Aide-de Camp, Maj. Gen. Randall Reed, Third Air Force and Kaiserslautern Military Community commander, Ralf Leßmeister, Kaiserslautern County commissioner, and Roberto M. Saldanha da Costa, 86th Airlift Wing senior host nation advisor, pose for a photo at the German-American Community Office, Kaiserslautern, Dec. 2. Reed presented Leßmeister with a compass as a symbol of working together in a positive direction. They met to discuss current host nation matters with a focus on recent COVID-19 developments. Photo by Staff Sgt. Devin Boyer

guidance to both parties. “This office provides continuity,” da Costa said. “Our staff of local nationals have built strong relationships with host nation leaders over the years.” Traditionally, wing commanders and German leaders would have opportunities to interact directly at meetings and social and cultural

events on and off base, but COVID19 has eliminated most engagements this year, da Costa said. Instead, alternative networking opportunities such as teleconferences, email and letters, virtual meetings, and the GermanAmerican Community Office have been used to keep those important host nation connections intact. The GACO is located in Kaiserslautern and provides a venue for German leaders and the public to meet one-on-one with Air Force, Army and Kaiserslautern representatives. Additionally, German leaders now have the opportunity to schedule faceto-face meetings with Maj. Gen. Randall Reed, Third Air Force and Kaiserslautern Military Community

commander, who works from the GACO once a month. Host nation relations have been crucial during COVID-19, as both U.S. military and German leaders have worked together to confront the pandemic and cooperatively establish safety guidelines. “Since the beginning of the pandemic, U.S. leadership and the Host Nation Office have continued to be in constant communication with German leaders and officials,” da Costa said. “We’ve always been in constant communication. COVID has just changed the way we communicate with each other.” Much of this communication has been with the Kaiserslautern County commissioner, Ralf Leßmeister, and his team, as they

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are the German authority responsible for COVID-19 matters. “The importance of a close relationship with the Host Nation Office at Ramstein Air Base is particularly apparent in the current pandemic,” Leßmeister said. “The Host Nation Office ensures local politicians have a direct link to U.S. armed forces to communicate information and answer inquiries quickly and effectively, which we greatly appreciate.” During the pandemic, the team of host nation advisors have also played a vital role in translating each state ordinance and hygiene concept into English, helping Americans to understand and comply with host nation rules and expectations. This in turn leads to positive relations with the local community. U.S. military and German relations are important because the Air Force and Army are guests while in Germany, and support from the host nation and its local, state and federal leaders is key to mission success. “The U.S. military employs host nation advisors like myself, who work hard every day to make sure that cultural sensitivities and language barriers are continuously overcome,” da Costa said. “Through direct contact with host nation and U.S. military leaders, we are able to keep the strong U.S.-German relations, even during difficult times.”


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Airlifter of the Week: Airman encourages excellence Story & photos by Senior Airman Milton Hamilton 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs The 86th Airlift Wing recognized Staff Sgt. Marquette Richardson, 786th Civil Engineer Squadron facility excellence leadership team noncommissioned officer in charge, as Airlifter of the Week, for his leadership and attention to detail, Nov. 24. Richardson, a Brent, Alabama native, is responsible for managing a diverse group of 12-15 Airmen, who have completed the first term Airmen class and represent several career fields across the wing. “Our mission is to beautify the base,” said Richardson. “If this program is not run correctly it looks bad on my squadron, and that's one thing I won't let happen.” FLEX Airmen are responsible for ensuring base trash cans are emptied, marquees around base are pressure washed, and vegetation from walkways and pavements are removed to ensure roads around Ramstein are accessible. “It can sometimes be difficult to unify such a diverse group of Airmen with different backgrounds and personalities,” Richardson said. “I find I’m most successful at motivating Airmen, when I get them to see the bigger picture. I’m also out there working with them everyday, getting dirty. I’m rarely at my desk.” Richardson, originally a pavements and construction equipment specialist, arrived at Ramstein approximately three months ago, but he believes his tenure at FLEX will help him strengthen his leadership skills. “This special duty is providing a foundation and the skills I need to run my own shop one day,” Richardson said. “This is a great opportunity to learn and lead people.” Richardson was recently selected for another special duty, which will allow him to be embedded with the 435th Construction and Training Squadron starting in January 2021. “My goal is to be an asset to 435th CTS,” Richardson said. “I want to improve myself and the unit. I’m looking forward to learning more about my job, taking on different roles and enhancing my leadership skills.” Before Richardson leaves, he wants to revamp the FLEX program to make sure the person who comes after him has a more efficient means of successfully implementing the mission. “Prior to graduating high school I wanted to join the military, and after a few years of college, I decided to follow that dream,” Richardson said. “It's honestly been the best thing for my life. I’ve lived in Hawaii, Korea, and now Germany. My experiences have been awesome. I’m living the dream. I'm honored to be the Airlifter of the Week.”

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Marquette Richardson, 786th Civil Engineer Squadron facility excellence leadership team noncommissioned officer in charge, left, accepts a coin from U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Josh Olson, 86th Airlift Wing commander, during an Airlifter of the Week ceremony at Ramstein Air Base, Nov. 23. Richardson was honored as the Airlifter of the Week for his leadership and attention to detail.

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Nina Capitan, 86th Munitions Squadron operations technician, removes weeds from a parking lot during a base clean up at Ramstein Air Base, Dec. 2. Capitan, a facility excellence leadership team member, is responsible for maintaining the grounds and facilities at Ramstein for a two-week period.

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Marquette Richardson, 786th Civil Engineer Squadron facility excellence leadership team noncommissioned officer in charge, left, holds a trash bag for U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Zachary Hanson, 721st Aerial Port Squadron air transportation technician, during a base clean up at Ramstein Air Base, Dec. 2. Richardson motivates the facility excellence leadership team Airman he supervises by actively working with them during their base clean duties.


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by Dustin R. Grant-USDA Military Preclearance Advisor to EUCOM Military Agricultural Preclearance Program The Asian hornet, also known as the yellow-legged hornet (Vespa velutina), is a species of hornet indigenous to Southeast Asia. They are slightly smaller than the European hornets and are generally much darker brown or black with distinctive yellow legs. (Note: This insect is not to be confused with the Asian Giant Hornet or so called “Killer Hornet”. This larger species has not been found in Europe.) Like other hornets, Asian Hornets builds nests that may house colonies of several thousand individuals. All females in the colony are armed with formidable stingers with which they defend their nests and kill their prey. The nest is of paper, roughly in the shape of a huge egg, and can be as large as 20 inches in length. It is of concern as an invasive species in several other countries. Asian hornets opportunistically hunt a very wide range of insects, including flies, and dragonflies. The major concern about their invasiveness however, is that when they find a bee colony or an apiary, they tend to settle down and specialize in honeybees as their prey.

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Asian hornets were brought across to Europe by mistake when a container of Chinese pottery holding the insects entered France in 2004. Since that time the species has quickly spread throughout much of France, but also parts of Spain, Portugal, Belgium, Italy the Netherlands and most recently Germany. They were first reported on the Channel Islands and the UK mainland in 2016. Why are Asian Hornets a problem? This hornet is a serious pest of honeybees and single hornets have been known to decapitate up to 50 bees a day, dragging the bodies of their prey back to their nests. As a single hornet colony can contain thousands of individuals, they can quickly wipe out

all beehives within flight distance of their nest. Because of hornets’ larger size, their sting is more serious than that of a bee. People have been hospitalized in France after suffering anaphylactic shock as a result of multiple stings. If introduced into the United States this invader could be a serious threat to U.S. honey production and native pollinators. How can preclearance programs help keep Asian Hornets from getting into the US? Primary nests are often found in or on man-made structures. It may be introduced and transported accidentally with soil associated with plants, vehicles, garden furniture and pots, outdoor articles, camping equipment, etc. Dormant hornet queens can overwinter in nests and can be transported to new areas. All articles stored outdoors for any length of time including all vehicles and military rolling stock should be carefully inspected for active or dormant hornet nests. Nests of any bees, wasps, or hornets should be removed before transport to CONUS.


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December 18, 2020

CSAF releases action orders to accelerate change across Air Force

by Air Force News Service Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Charles Q. Brown, Jr. released the CSAF Action Orders to Accelerate Change Across the Air Force Dec. 4. In August, Brown released his strategic approach entitled Accelerate Change or Lose, in which he described his view of the strategic landscape as Air Force chief of staff and, from that, his emphasis on why change is necessary. The newly-released action orders now represent his call to Airmen to move forward aggressively in the push toward change; the “what” to the first document’s “why.” The document outlines four Action Orders: • Action Order A: Airmen de­­s­ cribes a people-first ap­proach. This means identifying attri-

butes of Airmen the Air Force needs and reviewing personnel and talent management systems to meet the identified needs. • Action Order B: Bureaucracy says the Air Force needs to speed up its decision-making process. Changing design processes will improve effectiveness and efficiency, allowing more space for innovation. • Action Order C: Competition explains that Airmen need to understand their role in the long-term strategic power competitions between the U.S., Russia and China. The Air Force must improve its understanding of competitors’ ambitions and ways of war to inform how it organizes, trains and equips Airmen.

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• Action Order D: Design Implementation says the Air Force needs to know how to adapt to changes. The service must be ready for future budget constraints by developing an affordable, analytically defensible and Congressionallysupported force structure. While the Action Orders provide the “what,” the “how” represents the answers to these problems, according to the document. Airmen will provide these answers, cutting through bureaucracy with global competition in mind, to reshape the design of the future. View the full document at https:// www.af.mil/Portals/1/documents/ csaf/CSAF_Action_Orders_Letter_ to_the_Force.pdf

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December 18, 2020

Department of the Air Force releases fiscal year 2021 Selective Retention Bonus program

Tax Center prepares for 2021 — Seeking volunteers

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by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

by Jean Griep 86th Airlift Wing Legal Office The global pandemic means a lot of ‘new normal’ process changes for the coming year; but one thing will remain the same the need to file your taxes. That’s why your Ramstein Tax Center is already hard at work preparing for the 2021 tax season. The Ramstein Tax Center is seeking volunteers. If you are looking for an interesting and rewarding opportunity, not to mention the chance to learn all about taxes and tax preparation, then the Ramstein Tax Center is the place. Each volunteer receives free Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) training, a reliable and trusted resource for preparing tax returns in accordance with current tax laws and Internal Revenue Service standards. Each filing season, tens of thousands of dedicated VITA volunteers around the globe prepare millions of federal and state returns. If you would like to be part of this important team and make a difference in your community, please contact the Ramstein Tax Office at DSN: 480-1040 or Commercial: 06371-47-1040.

Department of the Air Force officials released details Dec. 10 on the fiscal year 2021 Selective Retention Bonus program, which includes 37 eligible Air Force specialties. “Overall retention levels are at record highs and manning within many of our career fields is healthy,” said Lt. Gen. Brian Kelly, Air Force deputy chief of staff for manpower, personnel and services. “This reduces our requirement and opportunity to utilize retention bonuses to the same extent.” The program is designed to

improve the retention of experienced Airmen and Space Professionals in stressed career fields or those with high training costs. The Department of the Air Force will spend more than $55 million for the FY 2021 program, which includes 37 total Air Force specialty codes, including 28 that remain eligible from the mid-year FY 2020 SRB program. Nine AFSCs were added to the program and 40 AFSCs were removed from the list. The FY 2021 SRB program goes into effect Jan. 5, 2021. Members in skills identified for a reduction or termination, and who are currently eligible to reenlist, will have until Feb. 4, 2021 to take advantage of

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the bonus at previous rates. “We are giving members ad­vanced notice of impacted AFSCs this year given the challenges associated with COVID-19,” Kelly said. “We want to ensure our members have the right information and enough time to make informed career decisions.”

Courtesy of the Welcome to RheinlandPfalz program and 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs Department of Defense Education Activity schools in the Kaiserslautern Military Community were recently recognized for their continued partnership with local German schools. Undersecretary Nicole Steingaß from the Rheinland-Pfalz Ministry of the Interior honored DODEA and German schools as “WiR! Schools” during a digital ceremony Dec. 7. This accolade is reserved for schools and kindergartens actively contributing to the promotion of a GermanAmerican exchange through joint activities and mutual fulfillment of certain criteria. WiR comes from an abbreviation of the state program Willkommen in Rheinland-Pfalz and translates to “We” in English. The Willkommen in Rheinland-Pfalz, or Welcome to Rheinland-Pfalz, program launched

in 2014 to promote GermanAmerican bonds and enhance opportunities for Americans to join the life and culture of local German communities. Rheinland-Pfalz is home to more than 50,000 Americans who live alongside German neighbors. School and kindergarten partnerships help foster the local GermanAmerican understanding between young people. Representatives from DODEA, local civic leaders and military leaders attended the virtual ceremony. “I deeply respect the commitment educators from both sides have shown to our partnerships, our children and our education on a very human level,” said Col. Robert Thompson, 86th Mission Support Group commander. “A global pandemic is something no one ever expects and yet it united us in a way that most of us were unprepared for.”

Steingaß expressed her excitement to see partnerships cultivated within the schools, noting that students from both sides benefit from the special transatlantic contacts. “I celebrate these partnerships and I’m eager to see how they will further develop in the future,” said Steingaß. The following school partnership projects were honored: • Ramstein Middle School - Reichswald-Gymnasium Ramstein-Miesenbach • Kaiserslautern High School BurgGymnasium Kaiserslautern • Baumholder Middle/High School - Realschule Plus/ Fachoberschule Birkenfeld • Baumholder Middle/High School - Kindergarten Ruschberg To learn more about the state’s program and WiR Schools, visit welcome-to-rlp.org.


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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Giancarolo Cintron, a 521st Air Mobility Operations Wing hydraulics regional training center instructor, uses a hydraulics machine to control the levels of fluid going into the aircraft jacks as they lift the aircraft at Ramstein Air Base, Dec. 11. Airmen from Incirlik AB, Rota AB Spangdahlem AB and Ramstein AB learned fundamental aircraft maintenance skills while attending the training.

by Senior Airman Thomas Karol 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs Airmen from the 521st Air Mobility Operations Wing hosted a training event at Ramstein Air Base, Dec. 11. They hosted units from Incirlik AB, Rota AB and Spangdahlem AB. Maintenance crews trained on specific engine repairs to as well as lifting a C-5 Super Galaxy aircraft. The training was designed to familiarize maintenance teams with the airframe to ensure competency and expand their knowledge on different aircraft. U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jared Philpot, a 728th Air Mobility Squadron aerospace propulsion technician, works on an aircraft engine at Ramstein Air Base, Dec. 11. Airmen from Incirlik AB, Rota AB, Spangdahlem AB and Ramstein AB attended a training to develop their maintenance proficiency of the C-5 Super Galaxy aircraft.


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A day in the life, 721st AMS A C-5 Super Galaxy aircraft is placed on aircraft jacks at Ramstein Air Base, Dec. 11. Airmen from Incirlik AB, Rota AB, Sapngdahlem AB and Ramstein AB used the aircraft, which is assigned to Dover AFB, Delaware, to learn how to provide effective maintenance to the airframe.

A pendulum used to measure balance sways back and forth at Ramstein Air Base, Dec. 11. Pendulums are used to ensure the aircraft is balanced while maintenance is performed.

Senior Airman Teyana Jackson, a 725th Air Mobility Squadron aerospace propulsion technician, connects a hose to an aircraft engine at Ramstein Air Base, Dec. 11. Airmen from Incirlik AB, Rota AB, Spangdahlem AB and Ramstein AB attended a training exercise to diversify the aircraft they are able to work on.


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December 18, 2020

German Holidays in Rheinland-Pfalz 2021 Jan. 1

New Year’s Day

May 1

Labor Day

April 2 Good Friday

May 13 Ascension Day

April 4/5 Easter Sunday/Monday

May 24 Whit Monday June 3 Corpus Christi

Kaiserslautern Evangelical

Lutheran Church 8:30 am Worship & Holy Communion Sunday School Following

Reunification Day

Nov. 1

All Saints’ Day

Dec. 25 1st Christmas Day Service in English

Dec. 26 2nd Christmas Day

Meeting in Ev.-Luth. St. Michaelis Church, Karpfenstr. 7, 67655 Kaiserslautern Email: KaiserslauternLutheran@gmail.com or call 0152-54677961 for directions.

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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.

Jewish services

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

Messianic Jewish services

Buddhist (sGi)

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

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

Ramstein North Chapel Conference Room (Bldg 1201) protestant services Service: 10:30 a.m., 4th Saturday Service: 12:00 p.m., 3rd Thursday at LRMC Chapel Landstuhl Community Chapel (Bldg 3773) For more info: ktownsgibuddhism@gmail.com Worship: 11:00 a.m. Sundays Children’s Youth Church: 11:00 a.m. Sundays Catholic services Daenner Community Chapel (Bldg 3150) Daenner Community Chapel (Bldg 3150) Chapel Next Sunday Mass: 12:30 p.m. (all year round) Worship: Sunday 10:00 a.m. Confession: 11:45 p.m. Children’s Church: Sunday 10:30 a.m. Landstuhl Community Chapel Seventh-Day Adventist Worship Sabbath School: 9:30 a.m. Saturdays (Bldg 3773) Worship: 11:00 a.m. Saturdays Tue, Wed, Fri: 12 p.m. Small Group: 6:00-7:00 p.m. Wednesday Sunday: 9 a.m. Ramstein North Chapel (Bldg 1201) Confession: 8 a.m. Contemporary Service: 11:00 a.m. Sundays Ramstein North Chapel (Bldg 1201) Ramstein South Chapel (Bldg 2403) Daily Mass: 11:30 a.m. Monday-Thursday Traditional with Communion: 9:30 a.m. Sundays Sunday Masses: 9 a.m., 1 p.m. & 5 p.m. Vogelweh Chapel (Bldg 2063) Confession: RNC or by appt. 4 p.m.- 4:45 p.m. Gospel Service: 11:00 a.m. Sundays. Sundays For more info: facebook.com\vogelwehgospelservice or email episcopal (anglican) rvgsfacebook@gmail.com (st. albans) Kapaun Chapel (Bldg 2781) Wiccan Service: 10:30 a.m. Sundays Kapaun Annex (Bldg 2782)

islamic services

Service: 7:00 p.m. Saturdays

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

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

— December 2020

Orthodox Community

Live streaming at 1000 https://www.facebook.com/stnicholaskapaun/ Sunday, 6 December Saint Nicholas. Divine Liturgy Sunday, 13 December The Great Banquet. Divine Liturgy Sunday, 20 December Genealogy of Jesus Christ. Divine Liturgy

Protestant Community

Thursday, 24 December Gospel Candlelight Service Vogelweh Chapel, 1830 Contemporary Candlelight Service North Chapel, 1900 Traditional Pre-Service Gathering Ramstein South Chapel, 2030 Traditionel Candlelight Service Ramstein South Chapel, 2300

Friday, 25 December Christmas Day/The Nativity of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Divine Liturgy

Thursday, 31 December New Year’s Eve Service Vogelweh Chapel, 1800

Jewish Community

Wiccan Service

Celebrate the Festival of Lights 10-17 December Daily Lighting of Menorah Southside Chapel 1545 11 and 18 December Chanukah Sabbath South Chapel 1730

Catholic Community Thursday, 24 December Christmas Vigil Mass Ramstein North Chapel Mass, 1700 & 2100 Vogelweh Chapel Mass, 1700

Friday, 25 December Christmas Morning Mass Ramstein North Chapel, 0900 Friday, 1 January 2021 New Year’s Day Mass Ramstein North Chapel, 0900

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orthodox Christian services

Ramstein Air Base Chapel Holiday Schedule

Saturday, 19 December Yule Ritual Kapaun Annex, 1900

IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS:

North Chapel (Bldg 1201) 480-6148 06371-47-6148 South Chapel (Bldg 2403) 480-5753 06371-47-5753 Please consider submitting ICE feedback anytime at https://ice.disa.mil under the “family” tab.

Please Note: This list does not include regularly scheduled services, which continue each week unless otherwise announced!

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Ramstein South Chapel (Bldg 2403) Service: 10:00 a.m. Saturdays

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Gingerbread: Traditional Christmas cookie with a long history

by 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs 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.

“Lebkuchen,” or gingerbread, is one of the most popular, oldest and beloved Christmas cookies in Germany. A big variety is available — there are lebkuchen in different shapes, with chocolate, nuts or marmelade filling. It’s not clear as to where the name “Lebkuchen” comes from. It has nothing to do with the word “leben,” to live. It most likely stems from the Latin word “libum” meaning flat cake or sacrifice cake. In early times, people sacrificed to gods what was most important to them: bread, also called “Laib.” Throughout the years “Laibkuchen” turned into “Lebkuchen.” Lebkuchen go back to Teutonic times. Teutones thought that the predecessor of lebkuchen, the “Honigkuchen” or honey cake, had magical powers and helped keep bad spirits within bounds. Also, the Egyptians, Romans and Greeks believed that honey came from the gods and had magical and healing powers. They took honey cakes to the battle and placed them as burial objects into Egyptian kings’ graves. In the Middle Ages, gingerbread was used as a means of payment. Vassals paid their feudal duty with the specialty, and dukes and civil servants were bribed with it. It was known for bringing good luck at wedding and baptism ceremonies. Gingerbread was difficult to obtain by most people, because it was a valuable specialty made of expensive ingredients. In the 11th century, a handwritten document from a monastery near Lake Tegernsee in Bavaria mentioned the “Pfefferkuchen,”

pepper cake, for the first time. In 1293, the first gingerbread baking guild was documented in Silesia. In the 14th century, the making of gingerbread became popular in Munich, Frankfurt, Basel, Vienna and Nuremberg, which is famous for its “Nürnberger Lebkuchen.” Beekeepers from a little town near Nuremberg helped bring fame and a good reputation to the town. With plenty of fir and pine trees, oak trees and linden, sloe trees, hazelnut bushes, spurge-laurels and heather growing in the forests near Nuremberg, enough nectar was available for the bees. The so-called “Zeidler,” forest and house beekeepers, founded a large guild, and harvested the honey from honeycombs in tree holes or crevices. At that time, honey was the only existing sweetener. Due to worldwide commercial connections of local merchants, the bakers of gingerbread were able to receive all necessary ingredients — pepper, ginger, cinnamon and other spices. In the Nuremberg area, the beekeepers maintained about 50 farms and in 1350, Emperor Karl IV gave them the privilege of being the only people allowed to harvest the honey in his forests. The beekeepers wore their own costumes, crossbow and arrows and were the emperor’s bodyguards. They also maintained their own court of justice where they handled all crimes committed in the forests and against the beehives. In 1796, Prussian occupants limited this jurisdiction, and three years later, they took it away totally. Today the making of gingerbread is still considered an art clothed in secrets. The modern production still relies on old recipes that masters have passed down from generation to generation. Gingerbread is a must when arranging a Christmas cookie plate in Germany.


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History room links Baumholder military’s past to present This photo from 1938 shows work being done on what is now Minnick Field on Smith Barracks in Baumholder. Photo by U.S. Army

Bernd Mai, USAG Rheinland-Pfalz in Baumholder public affairs specialist, stands in the Baumholder History Room he created in the garrison headquarters building on Baumholder. Photo by Jason Tudor

by Keith Pannell Installation Management Command Public Affairs Office More than eighty years ago the farmland around the tiny village of Baumholder, Germany, was turned into a German Army training base. Today, Baumholder is one of the U.S. Army’s most important installations in Europe. “The Rock,” as it’s affectionately called, has its origins in medieval times. For centuries farmers plowed the soil around the village. Then in 1935, the Wehrmacht (the German Army) needed space for basic training and the government appropriated 29,158 acres from landowners, displacing 842 families and 14 villages. One man has made it his mission to make sure the history of Baumholder and the Baumholder Military Community (BMC) stays alive. “The Baumholder Military Community has such a unique history that we have to preserve it and tell it,” said Bernd Mai, Baumholder Public Affairs specialist for the last 37 years. “I intended to tell the history to the young Soldiers who are here so they have a better understanding of why Baumholder is the way it is.” The garrison dedicated a room inside the Baumholder Headquarters Building which has photos and artifacts showing the post’s history back to the late 1930s. “The person who really got behind this was [former interim Deputy Garrison Manager] Nick Sifer,” Mai said. “He liked the idea of a historical room in the headquarters building and was helpful in getting the initiative approved and getting everything started.” Mai said he has more than 20,000 photos digitized and he works on the room when his public affairs duties allow. He gets help from front office staff members when they have time and he also uses his network of friends and former Soldiers. The French originally occupied the Baumholder installation after WWII, but the Americans took over it in a ceremony in 1951.

So far, the display cases and walls hold many WWII artifacts including personal items from Wehrmacht and American Soldiers, a couple of fine dining plates with the Nazi symbol on the underside found at a construction site earlier this year, a recently loaned full Vietnam-era American Army uniform and photos of a visit from then-President Bill Clinton and the first lady, Hillary Rodham Clinton in 1995. Mai said the First Lady’s return visit in 1996 was memorable for many reasons. “The first lady was to meet with Baumholder dignitaries at an old restaurant on the edge of town that was easily made secure by the Secret Service. She walked in and the first thing she asked to see was the bathroom,” Mai remembered. “Nobody knew what to do because it hadn’t been planned. And, this was a bathroom that had not been updated since the early 1950s. It turns out she didn’t so much as want to see one, as use one. With all the little details planned by White House staff, nobody thought of a restroom break.” Mai calls President Clinton’s visit one of the most significant events since the Americans took over the post. The BMC was almost closed during troops cuts in 2012, but survived and in 2014 became part of the U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz. This photo of a change of command ceremony shows Minnick Field today. Photo by Keith Pannell

“Baumholder is a very important part of the garrison and maintains a strategic role in the U.S. Army Europe and Africa training mission,” said Col. Vance Klosinski, USAG Rheinland-Pfalz commander. “In addition, this historical room also highlights the strong bonds of friendship forged between Americans and Germans in the area over the last seven decades.” Some notable names to hold command positions in the BMC include: Gen. Dennis Reimer, former Chief of Staff of the Army who was 8th Infantry Division Division Artillery commander; Gen. George Casey, former Chief of Staff of the Army who was the 1st Armored Division assistant division commander and Gen. Raymond Odierno, former Chief of Staff of the Army who was also the 1st AD assistant division commander. The Kimmit family also has a large role in the military history of Baumholder. Stan Kimmit, Secretary of the US Senate and Secretary for the Majority, Col. Stan Kimmit, 8th Infantry Division commander and his sons Robert Kimmit, former Deputy Secretary of the Treasury and U.S. Ambassador to Germany from 1991 to 1993, and Brig. Gen. Mark Kimmit, former 16th Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs who was 1st Armored Division DIVARTY commander. Willi Bus, is a former local national

employee who worked at U.S. Army Depot Nahbollenbach for 14 years. He has restored two Vietnam-era Army vehicles and has loaned the Vietnam-era uniform from his personal collection to Mai because he believes the BMC has played a major role in America’s military history since WWII. “The current generation of Soldiers should also be aware of their history and what their comrades have achieved for the current generation,” said Bus. “The items on loan to the historic room have a personal relevance for me as I served the U.S. Army for fourteen years.” As the president of the GermanAmerican Friendship Committee of the city of Baumholder, Mai also provides lectures about the history of U.S. forces in Baumholder upon request. Mai said he still has work to do on the room. He’s waiting on some supplies so he can complete the display but is happy to show off the artifacts. He said the room should be available to anyone with access to the installation and hopes Baumholder units include the room in any newcomer tours they give. “Before a Soldier leaves Baumholder, they should have an idea of the history of the installation. That really helps a Soldier who is assigned here and believes he is at the end of the world.”


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December 18, 2020 by Stefan Alford Installation Management Command Public Affairs Office

Online system simplifies, speeds up housing work order requests

The Army is rolling out a new smartphone app to use for Army Housing work orders. Some residents of Baumholder’s Army Family Housing are lucky enough to be taking part in testing the app.

New website and mobile app options will soon make it easier for Army housing residents to put in maintenance work order requests. While the Installation Man­ age­ment Command’s Army Main­ tenance Application (ArMA) won’t officially roll out until early next year, some Baumholder housing and barracks residents were tagged to participate in a pilot test of the service that began Dec. 1. “The application is a benefit for users as it provides a quick way for residents to submit and track service orders,” said Charm Sutton, Baumholder housing customer service chief. “Residents no longer have to call the DPW work order line incessantly to submit routine requests. An added bonus is that the application is interactive — photos of the issues can be submitted along with the requests, residents can communicate directly with the service order team, and updates to the service order are visible as the request moves through the completion process.” Registration is currently limited to those residents who live in the buildings selected for the pilot program and who were notified. At Smith Barracks, residents selected to help test the website include those in Bldgs. 8110, 8111, 8112, 8114, 8115, 8116, 8118, 8119, 8502, 8812, 8813, and 8816. Registration opens for all residents in January, said Sutton. “IMCOM and the Army continue to look for ways to improve the military housing experience for Soldiers and families, so I highly encourage all of our residents to register as soon as this becomes available to everyone,” said Baumholder Deputy Garrison Manager Jason Tudor. “Leadership listens to the feedback from residents and makes quality of life changes such as this to help make things better. That said, continue to provide input via direct means like the housing survey that’s currently out for response.” The new work order service allows residents to enter requests via the website or app 24/7 and receive tracking numbers immediately without having to wait for a service representative to call back. Users can also check status updates of their service issues, submit questions, comments or responses, and complete automated customer satisfaction surveys through the system.

According to IMCOM, after the test period is evaluated and the new process launched worldwide, housing residents will be able to visit the website and provide a personal, .mil or .civ email address; the location, including building number, of the residence; and unit and phone number. Family members will be able to use the website with a personal email address after the sponsor validates it. Users will be able to create a “household” in the “account management” section of the website so all members of a residence can see open maintenance requests. Specific maintenance request categories will exist for common repairs such as plumbing, electrical, HVAC, broken glass and more, but if a dedicated catalog item does not exist for a specific request, residents will be able to use the general “interior” or “exterior” request option. A list of all open maintenance requests will be available at the bottom of the home page of the application for easy reference, according to IMCOM. Users will be able to click the case number to view details about a particular open maintenance request. The site will also feature an “activity” text box to provide comments or inquiries back to DPW. Any comments or questions from DPW clerks will be visible just below the input text box. In addition to benefiting residents, Sutton sees the new system helping the housing team as well. “I believe the main benefit for DPW (Directorate of Public Works) is the ability to increase customer service,” she said. “The application allows for direct dialogue and greater transparency between the maintenance team and resident in a way that isn’t possible when a service order is submitted traditionally.” “The app is accessible to anyone who downloads and registers,” Sutton continued. “All of the residents could submit service requests at a time they like. Currently, our work order section has one telephone line and one email address being utilized by our families which often results in busy signals, the need for repeat calling, etc. The use of the application prevents those issues and the frustration that comes along with it and provides the ability to track the request without the need to call DPW again.” Housing and barracks residents will be able to sign up and access the new system at: https:// www.armymaintenance.com


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Page 24 by MilitaryinGermany.com Trier is a beautiful, history-rich city with origins that are shrouded in mystery. One legend holds that it was founded by an exiled Assyrian prince 1,300 years before the birth of Christ. What is provable, however, is that Trier is Germany’s oldest city. On a related note, it boasts one of the most incredible collections of Roman ruins in northern Europe. For day trippers during the COVID era (or any era, for that matter), Trier is hard to beat. Located on the banks of the Mosel River, it offers amazing sights, outdoor time, and something for everyone. A day in Trier: A wealth of things to do During ordinary times, Trier is brilliant for shopping, dining, wine tasting and overnight stays. The Hauptmarkt is sprawling and lovely, and university students provide a serious injection of youthful energy. But Trier is still all about the Romans. As you get to know Germany — and Europe — you are constantly and visibly reminded of the impact they had on this continent. Travelers can find Roman ruins in many cities, including Mainz and Koblenz.

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But few offer such a wealth of places, in such well-preserved states, as Trier. The city counts nine UNESCO world heritage sites, most of which are within easy walking distance of downtown. Some Roman highlights include: The Amphitheater. Even if you’ve seen others across Europe, this one is breathtaking. Located

in a natural depression in the hills of Trier, the amphitheater is surrounded by green space and is accessible to the public. The best part: you (or your children) can step on to the arena floor, and let your imagination take you where it will. The Imperial Baths. A wondrous feat of Roman architecture.

Visitors can stroll through and marvel at the excellent design and the cool subterranean passages. Trier also has other ancient baths to offer visitors, most notably the Barbara Baths. The Basilica of Constantine. It’s incredible to think that this beautiful building began construction more than 1,700 years ago,

and that it was used nearly continuously after that. The one thing you have to see: The Black Gate Speaking of Roman highlights, the Black Gate takes the cake. Despite its age, the Gate is a magnificent structure. It reaches several stories up, is accessible to visitors, and makes for great photo ops from almost any angle. Even cooler: it still functions like a real gate. Though it is no longer guarded by heavily armed centurions, visitors can walk through the Gate on their way to the Hauptmarkt. It is as if the city designers got this one right in the second century, and no one – not even the brightest engineering minds in Germany – saw fit to improve it. Getting there By car, Trier is one hour and fifteen minutes from Kaiserslautern, 2 hours from Wiesbaden and just over three hours from Stuttgart. Please check the Deutsche Bahn website for train information. For U.S. government employees, including service members, remember to always follow command regulations, which may be different than host nation policies when it comes to travel.


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»» Due to recently announced host nation

regulations to prevent the spread of COVID-19, some community events may be cancelled or postponed. Please verify the status before making plans to attend a community event. »» Holiday Dinner To-Go at the Rheinlander:

Get your premade holiday dinner! Enjoy time with your loved ones and let us do the cooking for you this Christmas. The Rheinlander Convention Center is taking orders for their holiday Dinner To-Go. Preorder your holiday meal today and pick it up Christmas Day, starting at 11 a.m. and ending at 3 p.m. All orders must be placed in advance by December 22 by ordering on Webtrac or paying at any MWR Java Café. The following meal is offered: Pumpkin cream soup, beef pot roast, grilled ham, gravy, green beans with bacon and potato gratin, homemade rolls, and chocolate cake. $40 for 2 guests, $78 for 4 guests, $105 for 6 guests. All orders will come with large sturdy paper bags with handles to easily transport. For more information go to Baumholder.armymwr.com »» Kaiserslautern winter sports registration open: Registration for Kaiserslautern Winter Sports is open until Dec. 31. To register your child in two-week sessions of Basketball Camp (ages 5-15), Boxing Skills Camp (ages 10-15) Bowling Camp (ages 10-15) or Advanced Basketball Camp (ages 16-18) contact Parent Central Services by phone or online through Webtrac. An appointment must be made for inperson registration. Cost is $45. For more information and to register, contact Parent Central Services, Rhine Ordnance Bks., Bldg. 162, 541-9065/9066/9067, 0611-143-5319065/9066/9067. »» Kaiserslautern Start Smart basketball/ soccer/baseball registration open: Start Smart is a “child/parent interactive” program led by a Sports & Fitness Specialist for ages 3-4. Sessions are 45 minutes long and are held twice a week for 3 weeks. Cost is $25 with registration open until Dec. 31, or until sessions are full. Register through WebTrac, by phone, or in person with an appointment at Parent Central Services, Rhine Ordnance Bks., Bldg. 162, 541-9065/9066/9067, 0611-143-531-9065/9066/9067. »» Golf Pro available: Whether you are just getting into golf or have a long-time love for the sport, Rolling Hills Golf Course has you covered! A Professional Golf Association Golf Pro is on staff to teach golf lessons to both youth and adults in Baumholder. Want to take lessons with a friend or partner? Ask about group offers. For more information during the winter season, contact Outdoor Recreation, Smith Bks, Bldg. 8167, 5313401, 0611-143-531-3401. »» Updated VAT services and locations: Take advantage of the convenience of the newest VAT office on Vogelweh Housing at Armstrong’s Club, Bldg. 1036! Open Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-5 p.m., closed between 1-2 p.m. for lunch. All the VAT Offices located in both

Baumholder and Kaiserslautern have services Mon-Fri. on an appointment-only basis. For more information to include individual facility hours of operation and contact information, go to Kaiserslautern.armymwr. com or Baumholder.armymwr.com »» Kaiserslautern Outdoor Recreation seasonal rentals: Don’t be caught off guard this winter! Rent all the equipment you need for your next ski and snowboard trip from Outdoor Recreation and keep it until the first weekend in May! Seasonal rentals for adult skis or snowboards is $169 and for children ages 12 and under is $139. Contact Kaiserslautern Outdoor Recreation, Pulaski Bks., Bldg. 2905, 0631-3406-4117. »» Halftime Sports Bar now offering takeout only: The Halftime Sports Bar is open for takeout only Mon-Thu, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 4-7 p.m., Fri, 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. and 4-10 p.m., Sat, 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m., closed on Sundays. Enjoy great burgers, Reubens and classic bar food at home or at work when you take it to-go! The menu can be found at: Kaiserslautern.armymwr.com/programs/ landstuhl-community-club. Call in your order ahead of time, or stop by! 486-6107 or 06371-86-6107. »» Order from Hideaway Bistro & Grill: Head over to Armstrong’s Club (Vogelweh Housing, Bldg. 1036) where the Hideaway Bistro & Grill is now serving a menu of American classics with delicious meals from salads to burgers, bar food classics, even pizza and tacos! Offering delivery to Vogelweh Housing during hours of operation, Mon-Fri 11 a.m.-2 p.m. & 5-10 p.m., Sat 5-10 p.m., closed Sundays. Currently all orders are for takeout or delivery. Take a look at the menu by going to Kaiserslautern.armymwr.com and calling 0157-3049-2529 to place your order. »» Baumholder Outdoor Recreation Services available: Borders might be closed and travel and outings as we know them might look different right now but Baumholder Outdoor Recreation is still offering great ways to keep busy and have fun! Rentals by phone reservation are still available for most items such as bikes (mountain and E-bikes), limited day passes for the fishing pond, fishing rod rental, as well as storage unit rentals. Be ready to roll out when trips start back up when you purchase a trip voucher for $20, $50 or $100! Retail shop is open Mon-Fri from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. by appointment only. For more information and to make your rentals and reservations, contact Baumholder Outdoor Recreation, Smith Bks., Bldg. 8167, 531-3401; 0611143-531-3401. »» Libraries in Kaiserslautern and Baumholder: The USAG RP Libraries, Landstuhl, Kleber Kaserne, and Baumholder offer call-in/email book orders and pickup service. Returned items are promptly checked in after a quarantine period. To place a book order by email for Kleber Library, email usarmy.kleber.library@mail. mil. Landstuhl email orders can be sent

to usarmy.landstuhl.library@mail.mil and Baumholder orders can be sent to usarmy. baumholder.id-europe.list.library@mail. mil. Hours of operation for each facility are as follows: Kleber Branch, Kleber Kaserne, Bldg. 3205, 483-1740, 06314-11-174, MonFri from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Landstuhl Library, Landstuhl, Bldg. 3810, 486-7322, 0637186-7322, Mon-Thu 10 a.m.-5 p.m. & Fri 1-4 p.m.; Baumholder, Smith Bks., Bldg. 8332, 531-2841, 0611-143-531-2841, Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-3 p.m. All facilities are closed on all holidays. »» Arts & Crafts Center open: The main Arts & Crafts Center is open as follows: Tue-Fri, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. & Sat from 12-5 p.m. Currently, classes are suspended but services such as custom framing, engraving, balloon orders, limited ceramics and bisque painting as well as the photo kiosk are still available. For more information, contact Arts & Crafts Center, Smith Bks., Bldg. 8104, 531-2895, 0611-143-531-2895. »» USAG Rheinland Pfalz Automotive Skills Centers by appointment only: Take advantage of the Automotive Skills Centers in your area. Car Wash operation is also open and staff will be disinfecting wands and vacuum cleaners several times a day for your safety. Auto Skills Centers are open with each bay limited to one customer at a time. Current hours of operation are: Baumholder, Tue-Sat from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Landstuhl, Mon-Sat from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Pulaski, Mon-Sun from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information or to make an appointment, contact Landstuhl Automotive Skills Center, Wilson Bks., Bldg. 3800, 06371-493-1628, Pulaski Automotive Skills Center, Pulaski Bks., Bldg. 2859, 0631350-2323 or Baumholder Automotive Skills Center, Smith Bks., Bldg. 8438, 531-2949, 0611-143-531-2949. »» Pulaski Automotive Skills Center Speedy Lube now open on Saturdays by appointment only: Does it feel like you don’t have enough time in the week to get all your to-dos done? Now open Saturdays, the Speedy Lube on Pulaski is making it even easier to get your vehicle’s services done! Perfect for the changing seasons, get your oil and tires changed, and remember, you need to have those winter or all-season tires mounted as soon as possible! For more information, contact Pulaski Automotive Skills Center, Pulaski Bks., Bldg. 2859, 4934167, 0631-3406-4167. »» Santa writes back: The Aquatic Center has a direct connection to the Big Man himself, Santa Claus, and they are helping him out this year in a big way by being the middle man for all those Santa letters! Drop your letters (enclosed with $1 per letter) at the Baumholder Java Café (located in the CMR building) in the North Pole Express Box with your return address before Dec. 23. Each letter will be read and responded to by Santa and will be returned with Rudolf’s stamp of approval. For more information, contact the Aquatic Center, Wetzel Kaserne,

Bldg. 8897/8895, 531-2901/2904, 0611143-531-2901/2904. »» Photos with Santa’s sleigh: Jolly ol’ St. Nick is spreading the holiday spirit at Baumholder Outdoor Recreation where his sled is on loan until Dec. 23! Since world health restrictions have hampered his traditional photo op, he has left us the next best thing, his sleigh, for this year’s photo-taking pleasure! By reservation only, families will have 20 minutes to take pictures on the sleigh. If you don’t have a camera, Outdoor Recreation will have one onsite but please bring a USB or memory card to bring the memories home with you. For more information and to make your reservation, contact Baumholder Outdoor Recreation, Smith Bks., Bldg. 8167, 0611143-531-3401, 531-3401. »» Online Job Fair – Army Europe: USAG Rheinland-Pfalz Army Community Service (ACS) is inviting job seekers that are transitioning service members, military spouses, DOD civilian spouses and family members looking for a job to register for this online event. The event will allow you to video chat with OCONUS and CONUSbased employers Jan. 14 from 12-3 p.m. A list of employers and job openings will be available on the USAG RheinlandPfalz ACS Facebook page as well as at the ACS and SFL-TAP Centers. Advance RSVP is required by Jan. 13 to prove DOD eligibility status. RSVP by visiting https://einvitations.afit.edu/inv/index. cfm?i=582401&k=0769400D7B56. For more information, call ACS at 541-9000, 0611-143-541-9000. »» Armstrong’s No Cook Friday: Take the load off yourself, family or friends after a long week with No Cook Friday Dec. 18! Take home your choice of Red Thai Curry with jasmine rice (Adult: $9, Child: $7), or XL Schnitzel with a Mushroom Cream Sauce served with either fries or noodles. (Adult: $10, Child: $7) All orders must be placed in advance by Dec.17 by ordering on Webtrac or paying at any MWR facility. Child and Youth Service Patrons can pay at their Child and Youth Service program. For more information go to Kaiserslautern. armymwr.com. »» Holiday Dinner To-Go at Armstrong’s Club: Don’t lose out time with your loved ones on Christmas day by spending the whole day in the kitchen. Pre-order your holiday meal today and pick it up Christmas Day at Armstrong’s Club. Serve a five ($90) or ten-person meal ($160) that includes a whole turkey breast and pork roast (each being 1.4 lbs. for 5 people, 2.8 lbs. for 10 people), stuffing, gravy, red wine sauce, spaetzle with roasted bread crumbs, garlic-flavored mashed potatoes, green beans, butter carrots, rolls and finish it off with a chocolate cake! All orders must be placed in advance by Dec. 21 by ordering on Webtrac or paying at any MWR facility. For more information go to Kaiserslautern. armymwr.com.


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cinema & Home cinema highlights

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Some of the latest series and movies available to rent or stream! Check your streaming service for availability. movie | Drama, Family, Fantasy

Poster by RKO Radio Pictures

movie | Comedy, Drama, Family

Poster by 20th Century Fox

movie | Comedy, Crime, Music

Poster by Paramount Pictures

It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)

Miracle on 34th Street (1947)

The Lemon Drop Kid (1951)

As George Bailey is about to jump from a bridge, he ends up rescuing his guardian angel, Clarence — who then shows George what his town would have looked like if it hadn’t been for all his good deeds over the years. Cast: James Stewart, Donna Reed Director: Frank Capra

Kris Kringle fills in for an intoxicated Santa in Macy’s annual Thanksgiving Day parade. Kringle proves to be such a hit that he is soon appearing regularly at the chain’s main store in midtown Manhattan. Cast: Edmund Gwenn, Maureen O’Hara Director: George Seaton

Lively Bob Hope caper based on a Damon Runyon story. Hope plays the titular con artist whose betting mistake leaves gangster Moose Moran $10,000 out of pocket. Given until Christmas to come up with the cash, he goes into scamming overdrive. Cast: Bob Hope, Marilyn Maxwell Director: Sidney Lanfield

movie | Family, Fantasy, Musical

movie | Adventure, Comedy, Family

movie | Comedy, Romance

Poster by Netflix

Poster by Netflix

Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey (2020)

The Christmas Chronicles (2018)

Decades after his apprentice betrays him, a once joyful toymaker finds new hope when his bright young granddaughter appears on his doorstep. Cast: Forest Whitaker, Keegan-Michael Key, Hugh Bonneville Director: David E. Talbert

Kate and Teddy Pierce hatch a scheme to capture Santa Claus. When the plan goes awry, the kids join forces with a somewhat jolly Saint Nick and his loyal elves to save the holiday before it’s too late. Cast: Kurt Russell, Darby Camp Director: Clay Kaytis

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Holidate (2020) Fed up with being single on holidays, Sloane and Jackson, a young Australian golfer, agree to be each other’s platonic plus-ones all year long, only to catch real feelings along the way. Cast: Emma Roberts, Luke Bracey, Kristin Chenoweth Director: John Whitesell

movie | Comedy

Poster by Warner Bros.

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989)

Movie | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

Poster by Paramount Pictures

Scrooged (1988)

Clark Griswold is really into Christmas and promises to make it a good one until he turns everything completely around, causing a domino effect of disasters. Cast: Chevy Chase, Beverly D’Angelo, Juliette Lewis Director: Jeremiah Chechik

A cynically selfish TV executive is haunted by three spirits bearing lessons on Christmas Eve. With the help of the ghosts of the past, present and future, he realizes that he must reform himself. Cast: Bill Murray, Karen Allen, John Forsythe Director: Richard Donner

movie | Comedy, Music, Musical

movie | Comedy, Family, Romance

Poster by Netflix

Poster by Netflix

A Very Murray Christmas (2015)

Operation Christmas Drop (2020)

A massive snowstorm has caused most of the guests to cancel Murray’s live Christmas special. As time runs out, his producers coerce him into going on with the show, as he is financially on the hook if he cancels. Cast: Bill Murray, Michael Cera Director: Sofia Coppola

Congressional aide Erica Miller lands at a beachside Air Force base, where she clashes with Capt. Andrew Jantz over his pet project — Operation: Christmas Drop. Cast: Kat Graham, Alexander Ludwig, Trezzo Mahoro Director: Martin Wood

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