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DECEMBER 20, 2013


Volume 37, number 50

4th ASOG participates in SerpentEx by Senior Airman Damon Kasberg 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

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Members of the 4th Air Support Operations Group participated in a combined close air support exercise, known as SerpentEx, Dec. 1 to 13 in Corsica, France, hosted by the French air force. The exercise focused on testing air-land integration elements including close air support aircrews, forward air controllers and joint terminal attack controllers. JTACs are highly skilled specialists imbedded with Army and Marine combat units and are trained to coordinate with the ground unit’s commander to properly call in air and artillery strikes during ground-based combat operations. “The over arching theme of the exercise was counter insurgency operations, which mirrors current missions we are involved in,” said Staff Sgt. Stephen Thomas, 2nd Air Support Operations Squadron JTAC instructor. Nine allied nations, along with 27 CAS-capable fighter aircraft and 32 terminal attack controller teams took part in the exercise. This coalition exercise gave the 435th AGOW service members the unique opportunity to train alongside many different nations. “It’s interesting and impressive working alongside so many allied nations,” Thomas said. “This exercise allowed us to broaden our close air support execution perspective through combined

Senior Airman Matthew Smith, joint terminal attack controller, 2nd Air Support Operations Squadron, coordinates close air support with an overhead French Mirage 2000D during an exercise in Corsica, France.


Airmen volunteer to support Army humanitarian assistance program by Doris Crittenden U.S. Army Medical Materiel Center Europe PIRMASENS, Germany — When medical equipment for U.S. Army Medical Materiel Center Europe’s humanitarian assistance program needs to be cleaned, inspected and prepared for shipment, Airmen from the 86th Medical Group volunteered for the job. The group came to USAMMCE headquarters, located at a U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz installation in Pirmasens, on Saturdays to get the work done. They began volunteering in March 2012. Since then, they prepared 483 pieces of medical equipment valued at $4.2 million in support of the humanitarian missions to Georgia, Ukraine and Uzbekistan. Some equipment also supported U.S. Africa Command projects.

Recently, a group of 20 volunteers took part, including biomedical engineers, medical logisticians and personnel from other medical specialties, said Luis DeAndrade, who leads USAMMCE’s humanitarian assistance program. Five were on temporary assignment at Ramstein. They inspected and prepared 121 pieces of medical equipment and prepared 15 gurneys, $775,000 of aid for this year’s Operation Provide Hope mission to Tbilisi, Georgia. The shipment will also support “A Call to Serve,” or ACTS, a nongovernmental organization in Georgia. “We are preparing as much materiel as possible for shipment to the countries the program supports,” said DeAndrade, adding See VOLUNTEER, Page 3


Although not required by law or military regulation, service members are encouraged to salute Medal of Honor recipients as a gesture of respect and courtesy regardless of rank or status.

Please enjoy this last edition of the KA, and remember to pick up a copy of the first paper in the new year on Jan. 10!


Tip of the Week

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Airman 1st Class Alex N. Kolesar, a medical admin technician, and Tech. Sgt. Erik S. Papp, a biomedical engineer, volunteer at the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Center Europe in Pirmasens.

CJCS brings USO tour to Germany, Page 8

KMC holiday concert, Page 26

The KA wishes everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year


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December 20, 2013

Force management and you by Gen. Frank Gorenc U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa commander


he chief of staff’s announcement concerning force management programs should have caught your attention, because it could affect your status in next year’s Air Force. The Air Force will become smaller, and that means some of you reading this will have important

decisions to make very soon. That is why both voluntary and involuntary programs have been announced at the same time — in order to give you and your families as much time as possible to think deeply and decide wisely about your next steps. I can tell you with certainty the Air Force will keep its high performing Airmen, which means your job performance matters. The wise Airman will review records and make progress in mili-

tary and civilian education opportunities. I have seen 34 years of constant change in the Air Force, and these reductions come as no surprise. We are no longer in Iraq and are winding down in Afghanistan. The nation is going through fiscal uncertainty, and the Department of Defense will be part of the solution. That solution means a leaner force, which brings us to this point in your career. As we implement the force man-

Imagine hope by José (surname withheld) U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa

My name is not José. Steve asked me not to use our real names if I write down what I recently learned about the events of 2002. He’s not “Steve,” either. Steve agreed to share his part, and I will tell you mine — our two sides of one story. What follows is our recollections of then and now. José: Steve and I used to play one of those multiplayer online games when they were just becoming popular. I was at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base; he was at Aviano Air Base. We chatted online through the game interface almost daily when our duty schedules allowed. The time difference meant not many players were online when we overlapped, so we just texted for hours. There were times when our real life, “RL” as we called it, was all we’d talk about. The game was just the place to catch up on the latest going on in bella Italia or sunny Dayton, Ohio.

unhappy. I was bottoming out. My seven-year Air Force career was the only thing in my life that seemed solid; the ops tempo was crazy after 9/11. A year later, when things started to settle down in mid 2002, we got into a new rhythm. As the pace changed, the demands of the job faded into a “new normal.” All the problems piling up were pushing back into the center stage. All the things I didn’t want to deal with because of the pain could not be ignored. I think I was depressed. José: I knew Steve was upset sometimes, as he often vented about his day or his week. We all did. Then he’d feel bad, like he was griping too much. I’d tell him, “No, man, that’s what friends are for. Tell me.” So he did. Then one day he was online, but didn’t feel like talking. It seemed strange. So we joined a larger group of players and found some battle to fight. I knew I could circle back later and ask him what was wrong. I remember thinking that his dad dying earlier that year was probably still on his mind.

Steve: In late 2002, I wasn’t just

Steve: It got to a point where our online gaming couldn’t distract me for

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more than a few moments at a time. Those painful burdens with no resolution continued to mount; nothing made the days brighter. I think if I had just been stressed out, at least some of the good things in my life would have made me feel better. They didn’t. Nothing made me feel better. The pain that settled over me, marital troubles and losing my father to cancer, among other things, made all the good things in my life seem irrelevant. I felt numb. There were times I would just sit still and catch myself forgetting to inhale. I had to remind myself to breathe. Early one week I checked my blood pressure, and the diastolic was about 20 points above the threshold considered “high.” Even that I didn’t care about. I was numb all the way to my core. I couldn’t imagine what hope was any more. Then one day I started making a plan in my mind. I felt good, for a change — the pain would soon be over. José: We kept adventuring over a week or so, and it still bothered me that Steve wasn’t messaging as much as usual. As Friday rolled into Saturday and Sunday, the main com-


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agement initiatives in 2014, consult with your leadership, discuss with your family, review your professional and personal goals, and expand your knowledge on how these programs will affect you. Then, develop and implement your path into your future. Despite these uncertain times we must continue our path toward the most capable Air Force possible. Our nation depends on the Air Force — always has and always will!

bat game zones got overcrowded, and we reverted back to message chatting instead of straight-up gaming. After several hours, Steve told me how low he was feeling and asked me what I would do in his place. I never lost a family member; I didn’t know what to tell him. I thought of telling him how time heals everything; just give it long enough and everything gets better. It felt like an empty promise even as I typed it. I sent it anyway. Then I listened for a while. He had much more to say once I made it clear I didn’t think it was our place to judge each other. “I got your back, bro,” I told him. Steve: He just listened that weekSee HOPE, next Page

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Senate confirms James as next secretary of Air Force WASHINGTON — Deborah Lee James will be the next secretary of the Air Force, according to a Senate confirmation vote Dec 13. James provided testimony to the Senate Armed Services Committee Sept. 19, before the full Senate voted on her confirmation. Now, the president must appoint her before she can assume her new position. “I view this opportunity as the privilege and an honor of a lifetime. I will work very hard to ensure that I live up to what is an enormous amount of trust that may be placed in me,” said James during her confirmation hearing. “My goal would be to leave our Air Force some years from

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Deborah Lee James answers a question posed to her during a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee Sept. 19 in Washington, D.C. James will be the next secretary of the Air Force, according to a Senate confirmation vote Dec 13.

now on a path toward greater capability and better afford-

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that the U.S. State Department will phase out HAP in September 2014. Facing both funding and time constraints, some materiel will be turned into the Defense Reutilization and Marketing Office for disposi-

ability for our taxpayers and with the people who underpin everything who are second to none.” Undersecretary of the Air Force Eric Fanning assumed the role of acting when thenSecretary of the Air Force Michael B. Donley stepped down in June. President Barack Obama nominated James Aug. 1. At that time, she was serving as president of the technology and engineering sector at Science Applications International Corporation. Pending the president’s appointment, James will be sworn into the position this month. (Courtesy of Air Force News Service)

tion. Thanks to the Air Force volunteers over the past two years, millions of dollars worth of medical equipment made it into the hands of those who need it, DeAndrade said. “Many thanks to these young airmen and NCOs who epitomize our military service values,” DeAndrade said.

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mission planning and execution. It was impressive because besides the Canadian, United Kingdom and U.S. forces, the other participants conducted the entire exercise in English. “The FAC and JTAC community is relatively small and international exercises like this one provide a great opportunity to build partnerships in a training environment,” he added. “Chances are we will work with each other again downrange in an allied conflict response.” Not only did Ramstein’s 435th AGOW support the exercise with JTACs, but the exercise also provided intelligence personnel with an invaluable opportunity to build partnerships with combined forces members as well. “I learned a lot about the coordination that is completed between the Air Support Operation Center, aircrews and JTACs and FACs on the ground,” said Staff Sgt. Hailey Sundberg, 2nd ASOS procedural controller. “The best part was integrating with the UK ASOC and learning from their experienced crew members, as well as the French and Canadian members on the team. Our counterparts played a vital role in the exercise and helped us broaden our current techniques, tactics and procedures.” The 4th ASOG has participated in SerpentEx since 2009, learning many lessons along the way. “As far as intelligence and close air support training goes, SerpentEx is regarded as a top notch exercise in the European Theater,” said Capt. Sarah Fortin, 4th ASOG chief of operations and air liaison officer. “As long as we are allocated funding to maintain the control currencies of our JTACs, participating in SerpentEx should definitely remain a high priority, especially considering the complexity of its joint close air support training objectives and invaluable lessons learned.”

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end. He didn’t tell me how to feel and didn’t advise me on all the things I needed to do or not do. He didn’t try to manage my life from 10,000 miles away, and he didn’t log off until I had talked it all out. I didn’t tell him then that I changed my mind about killing myself that day. I let him know in the summer of 2013. José: So, Steve lays this on me when we were chatting a couple months ago. I was completely blown away. Even though the man had the courage to share his pain, and even though that is now safely in the past, it scared the s**t out of me. I couldn’t sleep. My wife once told me, ‘Sometimes the only way out of something is through it.” Thinking about 2002, I think that’s what Steve was doing — he was going through it to get to the other side. He didn’t have a magic wand to make it better, and he didn’t feel comfortable going to a chaplain or mental health, though I’m sure he knew they were there for him. I don’t know if I was the second or the seventh person he reached out to in his personal life, but it freaks me out that he was close to doing something bad to himself. Steve: I haven’t talked about this much — no one’s proud to admit life got the better of them. I wanted to end it. I wanted to die. José listened, occasionally asking questions to gently challenge my one-track mindset. It made me realize I hadn’t considered other perspectives. I was locked on the one “escape” from all life’s problems that seemed the most obvious answer at the time. Talking through a computer chat interface meant he couldn’t hear my voice or see my expressions, but he noticed things were off. He didn’t ignore that difference, and that made all the difference. My wife and our two young children, though they don’t know the details, appreciate that he listened that weekend, too. As we roll into the holidays, I’m thankful. After many years, that pain of 2002 is mostly gone, and I am alive.

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DEC. 10

1:19 a.m.: A breaking and entering was reported in Kindsbach.

DEC. 11

4:49 p.m.: A major traffic accident was reported on the West Gate Access Road.

DEC. 12

9:56 a.m.: Communication of a threat, failure to pay a debt and operation of a U.S. Army Europe-plated vehicle without a USAREUR license was reported in Kaiserslautern.

9:59 p.m.: A major traffic accident was reported in Frankenstein.

DEC. 13

3:45 p.m.: Shoplifting was reported in Hütschenhausen.

DEC. 14

3:28 a.m.: Drunken driving was reported in Kaiserslautern. 6:42 a.m.: Drunken driving and an unattended death was reported in Kaiserslautern. 11:07 p.m.: Damage to private property and disorderly conduct were reported in Ramstein.

Memorial service

A memorial service in honor of Airman 1st Class Jonathan Santos-Carvajal will be conducted at 9 a.m. today at the Ramstein North Chapel.

Take Note


» The Furnishings Management offices at Einsiedlerhof, Vogelweh and Ramstein will close at 11 a.m. today for an official function. Offices will also be closed Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for the Christmas holidays. » The Family Housing Maintenance Office and U-Fix-It Stores will close at 1 p.m. today. They will reopen for normal business hours Saturday. The maintenance hotline will still be available 24/7 for emergency service calls only. » The Vogelweh Fitness Center and Lindberg Hof Dining Facility will be closed Christmas Day. The Ramstein Northside Fitness Center will be closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve. The Ramstein Southside Fitness Center will be closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. » The recycling centers in Kindsbach and between Kaiserslautern and Mehlingen (ZAK) will be closed Christmas Eve and Dec. 31. They will be open for regular hours Dec. 27 and 28 and Jan. 2. » The German-American Community Office will be closed for the Christmas holidays from Monday to Jan. 1. Normal hours of operation will commence Jan. 2. » The Window to Rheinand-Pfalz counter in the Kaiserslautern Military Community Center will be closed Tuesday through Jan. 1. » The KMC Housing offices will be closed Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday in observation of the Christmas holidays. Normal hours will resume at 8 a.m. Dec. 27. The offices will also be closed Dec. 31 and Jan. 1. Normal hours will resume at 8 a.m. Jan. 2.

DEC. 15

1:07 a.m. Failure to obey a lawful order or regulation, disorderly conduct and drunkenness were reported in Kaiserslautern.

DEC. 16

6:41 p.m.: A major traffic accident was reported in Landstuhl.


Dec. 14 — 1 volunteer, 1 life potentially saved. Dec. 15 — 17 volunteers, 24 lives potentially saved.

Restaurant open

Chili’s Too is open and offers a limited menu. The limited menu will be in effect until further notice.

Scholarship opportunity

The KMC Top 3 has a scholarship opportunity available to military members (E-1 through E-6), their dependents and spouses. Individuals interested will write a two- to three-page essay on the degree they are pursuing, why they are pursuing it and how their degree will benefit them in their future endeavors. Two winners will receive a check for $250 toward their degree. The fourth quarter deadline is today. For more information, contact Master Sgt. Adegoboyega Adeyemo at 480-5852 or Adegboyega. adeyemo@us.af.mil.

Disposal of wrapping paper, tree

Additional paper/cardboard dumpsters will be conveniently located throughout the KMC family housing areas for residents to dispose of holiday wrapping paper and boxes. The containers will be in place from Monday to Dec. 27 and are only to dispose of paper and cardboard. When disposing of cardboard/boxes, residents should help to maximize capacities by breaking down all boxes. To dispose of live trees, containers will be available at the Ramstein and Vogelweh recycling centers from Dec. 27 to Jan. 6. The recycling centers are open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Centers will be closed Sundays and on Christmas Day.

Amnesty Day

The next 21st Theater Sustainment Command quarterly Amnesty Day for ammunition will be held from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Jan. 14 at the Theater Logistics Support Center-Europe, Ammunition Supply Point No. 9 in Miesau. This program provides personnel an avenue to return ammunition to government control and remain anonymous in the process. For more

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Reported Larcenies DEC. 10 » Kindsbach: One Sony PlayStation 4. » Amsterdam: Clothing, one laptop, two navigation systems, two iPods, one iPad mini, one watch, one set of headphones, two pairs of shoes, one gym bag, one civilian passport, one international driver’s license, one pair of Nike slippers, one digital camera and one hygiene bag. » Vogelweh: One laptop. DEC. 13 » Kaiserslautern: One leather briefcase, one leather handbag, one U.S. passport, one camera, two VAT forms, two car keys and one garage door opener. » Vogelweh: One government-issued black laptop. » Hütschenhausen: Assorted candy and one orange Fanta drink.

information about the Amnesty Program and Amnesty Day, contact the ASP No. 9 QASAS at 481-3516/3664 or 06372-842-3516/3664 or the accountable officer at 481-3270 or 06372842-3270.

Meter readings

Employees of Stadtwerke RamsteinMiesenbach are now reading electricity, gas and water meters. If customers are not available during normal working hours, readers will also come early in the evening or on weekends. Every meter-reader has a company badge or card customers can ask to see. If meter readers can’t reach customers at home, they will leave a message with the meter numbers in the mailbox. Customers are asked to read the meters themselves and return it to the Stadtwerke as soon as possible. They may also email it to SK@Stadtwerke-Ramstein. de. If customers don’t notify Stadtwerke, the energy consumption will be estimated. Officials ask that residents remove all stuff in front of the meters to make the reading as easy as possible.

Vet clinic holiday hours

The Kaiserslautern Veterinary Treatment Facility will be closed on the following days: » Today — KVTF function » Tuesday and Wednesday — Christmas » Dec. 31 — End of month inventory » Jan. 1 — New Year’s Day NOTE: The Kaiserslautern Veterinary Treatment Facility will no longer accept checks as a form of payment for services rendered. We will continue to accept cash, Visa and Mastercard payments.

Estate claims

Anyone having claims for or against the estate of Airman 1st Class Jonathan SantosCarvajal, 86th Maintenance Squadron, should contact the summary court officer, 2nd Lt. Andrew Maza, at 478-5826.

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December 20, 2013

Holiday traveling: Stay vigilant As we know, people are the Air Force’s most vital resource. As recent events have shown, terrorists will continue to modify their tactics in an attempt to be unpredictable. We must remain diligent in our efforts to ensure the safety of our people. Your overall awareness will not only help to protect your family, but will also increase the security of all members in our community. With regards to the holiday season, utilize situational

awareness and be cognizant of solicitation attempts from unfamiliar or newly acquainted people requesting access to bases, information or special events. If solicitation attempts are made, report the incident immediately to law enforcement agencies. To initiate an Eagle Eyes/Suspicious Activity Report, call 06371-47-2050. Christmas markets and other events are also lucrative targets for nefarious activities. Be aware of your surroundings; pickpockets like

to work in teams to distract targets, lift possessions and evade capture. Don’t leave your valuables unattended, and be cognizant when moving through crowds of people. If your wallet or access cards are lost or missing, report it immediately. Traveling this season? Consult the Department of Defense Foreign Clearance Guide to ensure you meet necessary requirements prior to traveling to a particular country. The U.S. State Department

website also contains vital information regarding foreign country medical facilities, crime trends and possible threats. Plan ahead and program emergency response numbers and addresses into your phones or tablets. Inform supervisors and co-workers of travel arrangements. Avoid posting vacation plans on social media websites. While traveling, be “switched on,” and though you may or may not be fluent in the native tongue or dialect,

we are all fluent in tone and body language. Avoid demonstrations, protests and rallies; move away from areas with increased tension. Don’t draw attention to yourself, and remain up to date regarding current events in the area to which you are traveling. Take the time needed and stay vigilant. For more information, contact your sponsoring antiterrorism manager/ coordinator. (Courtesy of the 86th Airlift Wing Antiterrorism Office)

16th Sust. Bde. welcomes new commander O’Connor, the commanding general of the 21st TSC. While deployed, Werner “oversaw detailed planning and execution for the brigade headquarters relocation as well as Soldiers, family, friends and civilians of several subordinate units well ahead of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command’s schedule,” O’Connor said. 16th Sustainment Brigade welcomed their O’Connor welcomed Murray and his new commander during a change of comfamily to “Team 21.” mand ceremony Dec. 11 on Smith Barracks “For a few months I’ve had him at the in Baumholder. headquarters where he has been critical in Col. Darren Werner relinquished comhelping us establish a solid plan for implemand of the 16th Sust. Bde. to Col. J. Scott menting the Army’s Ready and Resilient Murray, who served most recently as the Campaign,” O’Connor said. “In the short division G4 officer in charge for the 25th time we’ve had to work together here and Infantry Division out of Schofield Barracks, our time together in Iraq, (Murray) has defiHawaii. nitely impressed me as a leader who will Werner used the ceremony to praise continue what has truly become a legacy of Col. J. Scott Murray, incoming commander of the 16th Sustainment Brigade, Maj. his Soldiers for their two years of dedi- Gen. John R. O’Connor, commanding general of the 21st Theater Sustainment excellence at the Knight’s Pride brigade.” cated service under his command, includ- Command, and Col. Darren Werner, outgoing commander of the 16th Sust. Bde., “My first priority will be maintaining ing a nine-month deployment supporting stand in formation during a change of command ceremony Dec. 11 on Smith and improving the combat readiness of Barracks in Baumholder. Werner relinquished command of the 16th Sust. Bde. to this brigade,” Murray told the audience. NATO’s Training Mission-Afghanistan. “Two years ago this brigade changed Murray after serving as the brigade’s commander for two years. “To do anything less would be a dereliction command, and to think back to that time, it is easy The 21st TSC’s commanding general, who pre- of my duty.” to recognize the amazing accomplishments of our sided over the ceremony, highlighted the achieveDuring his speech, Murray thanked the families Soldiers,” Werner said during the ceremony. “In ments of Werner and his Soldiers. for their shared sacrifice, commitment and service that time there have been many Soldiers who have “Leading such a successful rotation would itself to their country. come and gone, many missions accomplished and a be an accomplishment to be proud of, but this “You represent the best our nation has to offer,” single consistency — our Soldiers serve with pride, command team also simultaneously led a complex Murray said. “I am deeply honored and humbled to confidence, integrity and compassion.” brigade transformation,” said Maj. Gen. John R. serve as your commander.” Story and photo by Staff Sgt. Warren W. Wright Jr. 21st Theater Sustainment Command Public Affairs

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786th CES Barrier MX Team leash aircraft


t’s 2 a.m. and darkness looms over the base. Offices are deserted and the streets are quiet, but out on the runway a single light cart glows, cutting through the thick fog and mist. Under the light, members of the 786th Civil Engineer Squadron barrier maintenance team move frantically back and forth along the runway. They are there to ensure the “BAK-12/14” aircraft arresting system is ready to safely engage aircraft in case of an in-flight emergency. Led by Tech. Sgt. Franklin Furman, 786th CES barrier maintenance NCOIC, the team would normally prefer working during the day, but one night a month they ensure the $250,000 system is properly maintained. “We get one eight-hour window every month where the main runway is closed for us to perform all of our maintenance checks and do any quick fixes,” Furman said. “That time is vital for us to be able to do our job without constantly worrying about incoming aircraft forcing us off the runway.” To ensure 100 percent coverage in any weather condition, each end of the main runway has a BAK-12/14, which rests just below the concrete surface. The system is hardly visible to the naked eye, but when a distressed aircraft is on approach, the BAK-12/14’s 1.25-inch diameter steel cable appears above the runway surface. The 1.5 inch height of the cable is critical because of the tail hook on the incoming aircraft. If the cable is not high enough the hook could miss the cable and cause catastrophic damage to the aircraft, and possibly endanger the life of the pilot. “This project was important because many of the parts only have a certain time that they can be in operation for a certain length of time before

they have to be tested and replaced, to ensure in-flight emergencies can be safely grounded, saving a pilot’s life and billions of dollars worth of aircraft,” said Airman 1st Class Jonathon Moore, 786th CES electrical power production technician. There are a total of 28 solid steel boxes comprising the two BAK 14s. In each box, there are a series of pins, springs, pulleys, and a pneumatic piston, which raise and lower the 800 pound cable into place. “My role in this project was to replace the torsion springs and the cams in the BAK 14 support box to ensure the cable will continuously be able to rise above and go back under the runway when not in use,” Moore said. The system runs on compressed air to lower and hold the cable in the down position. In the event of an emergency, the system is remotely activated from the Air Traffic Control Tower. When engaged, a sensor switches off the compressed air in the steel boxes, and a torsion spring mechanically lifts the rubber cable support blocks above the runway surface. Only then does the BAK14 display its taut steel cable, which is strung across the runway at a static pressure of 175 psi. When engaged, two underground arresting motors use a massive tape wheel and hydraulic pressure to put the brakes on the cable. “It works much like a retractable dog leash; except, instead of Fido chasing a nearby squirrel, this leash can halt a 40-ton aircraft traveling at speeds up to 180 nautical miles per hour in a split second,” Furman said. Recently, the Barrier Maintenance team completed the 10-year overhaul of the BAK 14. This task, which took about four months to complete, comprised of replacing 28 support arms, 56 torsion springs, 28 rubber support blocks, 56 cams, 112 cam bolts, 56 wire spokes, 112 2-inch cotter pins, and

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Airman 1st Class Jonathon Moore, 786th CES electrical power production technician, replaces the cams and torsion springs in the BAK 14 support box Dec. 1 on Ramstein. This project was important because many of the parts only have a certain time that they can be in operation before they have to be tested and replaced to ensure the systems in-flight emergencies can be safely grounded, saving a pilot’s life and billions of dollars worth of aircraft.

112 small springs. “Imagine spending hours on your hands and knees in the middle of the cold concrete runway; wrestling with heavy, greasy and awkward parts in a space that a child would have trouble slipping their fingers into,” Furman said. “It’s like trying to put 10 pounds of potatoes in a five pound sack.” The barrier maintenance team takes great pride in the work they do to ensure the BAK-12/14 is always ready to save an aircraft, and a pilot, from catastrophe. Their squadron truly “leads the way.”




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CJCS brings USO tour to Germany

Photo by Airman Dymekre Allen

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Photo by Airman Dymekre Allen

LEFT: Maj. Gen. John R. O’Connor, commanding general of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command, greets Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Dec. 12 on Ramstein. Dempsey traveled to Europe on a USO tour in order to meet with service members and discuss issues ranging from pay and retention to fitness and quality of life. ABOVE RIGHT: Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey and USO entertainers arrive at Ramstein Dec. 12 to visit with U.S. service members, civilians and contractors during a scheduled USO holiday tour. Those accompanying the chairman included Washington Nationals first baseman Adam LaRoche, “Duck Dynasty” cast members Willie Robertson and Jep Robertson, Grammy award-winning singer and songwriter Bridget Kelly, former New England Patriots offensive tackle Matt Light, actor and comedian Thomas “Nephew Tommy” Miles and former correspondent for NBC’s “The Voice” Alison Haislip. BELOW RIGHT: Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey speaks with Gen. Frank Gorenc, U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa commander, during a stop on his USO holiday tour. The chairman arrived at the Ramstein flightline on his way to conduct a holiday tour to visit U.S. service members, civilians and contractors at various locations in Germany.

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Photo by Airman 1st Class Holly Mansfield

Isaac Siembida, son of Master Sgt. Jeremiah Siembida, U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa command programs manager, climbs the rock wall at the Outdoor Recreation Center during an Exceptional Family Member Program event in May on Ramstein. EFMP offers medical and force support to military families with special needs.

Get up, get out, get going with Outdoor Rec by Airman 1st Class Jordan Castelan 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs


oppling mountains, conquering castles, bombing down a snowy slope and a plethora of other adventures, activities and the supplies needed for a successful journey can be gathered from the 86th Force Support Squadron’s Outdoor Recreation shop located inside the KMCC. Outdoor Rec strives to promote physical fitness and healthy lifestyles by providing the highest quality gear, facilities, and customer driven programs that satisfy the community’s needs. “This is the customers’ store. We’re here to evaluate and satisfy their needs and wishes first,” said Jerome Favors, 86th FSS retail store manager. “We want to have a hands-on experience with all those coming in our doors and we want them to tell us what they want so we can help shape and provide the best possible future experience.”

Besides an array of merchandise and rental equipment, Outdoor Rec also offers a full-service bike and ski shop to satisfy both summer and winter activities. “We try to provide as many options as possible to get out, stay active and stay fit with friends, families, the local community, or even just yourself, all inside a safe and familiar environment,” said Misty Gilmartin, 86th FSS Outdoor Rec programmer. Staying engaged has never been easier. Outdoor Rec takes part in the Play Pass program, offered by the Airman & Family Readiness Center, as well the Single Airman program. “Everyone has a certain interest we can entertain, whether it’s climbing our rock wall or summiting the Zugspitze, we have something to offer you,” said Lindsey McLean, 86th FSS recreation assistant. “We want you to leave our shop and come back from our trips with

a smile on your face and a story to tell.” For more information about Ramstein’s Outdoor Rec, visit www.86fss.com and click the Outdoor Recreation link inside the fun tab, call 480-5705 or 06371-47-5705, or browse the store between 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

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Post office deals with holiday hustle Story and photo by Senior Airman Jose L. Leon 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs


eing stationed overseas for the holidays makes giving or receiving gifts a prolonged activity due to the great distance between Europe and the United

States. The 86th Communications Squadron post office is operating at an elevated pace this holiday season processing a plethora of parcels. The daily delivery truck that would typically deliver approximately 4,000 pounds of mail to the Northside Post Office can deliver up to 25,000 pounds of mail during the holiday season. The Northside Post Office processes the mail for approximately 57,000 KMC members, including the mail that goes to the Southside Post Office. “We do our best to be able to fit every package,” said Senior Airman Benjamin Gonzales, 86th CS postal specialist. “It is very important for people to pick up their packages.” Gonzales said making space for packages by increasing shelving space is one way the post office does what it can for customers. When the space reserved for packages is used, the Northside Post Office resorts to finding space in unconventional locations. “As prior service, I know what it is like to send

Members of the 86th Communications Squadron post office unload and scan incoming mail Dec. 4 on Ramstein. The post office on Ramstein supports approximately 57,000 KMC members.

mail while deployed,” said Ernestina Garcia, a post office patron. “The service is really good here compared to mail services elsewhere.” The Ramstein post offices are processing a great-

er volume of post in an effort to ensure the timely distribution of holiday mail. The post office accepts volunteers year-round. Gonzales said any help with the hustle is appreciated.

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USAREUR CSM visits 7th CSC Story and photo by Sgt. Daniel J. Friedberg 221st Public Affairs Detachment, 7th Civil Support Command, 21st Theater Sustainment Command U.S. Army Europe Command Sgt. Maj. David S. Davenport Sr. visited the Soldiers of the 7th Civil Support Command Dec. 7 and answered questions in both a town hall meeting with NCOs and a luncheon for junior enlisted Soldiers. The Nashville, Tenn., native is the U.S. Army’s senior enlisted leader in Europe. He began the meeting at Daenner Kaserne by telling Army Reserve Soldiers that recent budget reductions for the Army will not stand in the way of leadership development and readiness, especially for the Army’s corps of NCOs. Davenport informed the NCOs and Soldiers in attendance that both Structured Self-Development training and the Army’s Warrior Leader Course are becoming prerequisites for Soldiers to advance to the rank of sergeant and above.

U.S. Army Europe Command Sgt. Maj. David S. Davenport Sr. answers questions presented by the NCOs of the 7th Civil Support Command at a town hall meeting Dec. 7.

“You’ve got to knock out your SSD before you can even think about promotion,” Davenport said. Davenport also mentioned that additional leadership skill qualifications,

such as master resiliency trainer and master fitness trainer, would become available to Soldiers by next spring at the U.S. Joint Multinational Training Center located at Grafenwöhr and

Vilseck. Once his plan is implemented, a Soldier can be qualified as both a master resiliency and a master fitness trainer within a month. “It’s a pretty good deal,” Davenport said. “These certifications could be delivered for just a couple of hundred dollars per Soldier.” After a decade of demands placed on Soldiers to fight counterinsurgency wars, essential enlisted core competencies necessary to “take care of our Soldiers have been eroded,” Davenport said. Davenport said the solution to this problem lies in how Soldiers’ careers are managed, and stronger focus will be placed on “assignment, education and broadening opportunities” over the next five years. “We’re truly trying to get to talent management,” Davenport said. ••• Editor’s note: Davenport actively uses social media to engage with Soldiers and their families. He can be followed on Twitter (@csmdavenport) and Facebook (Command Sergeant Major, U.S. Army Europe).

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Recipe of the week: Tortellini Salad

• Mix sour cream and Miracle Whip. Then mix with the other ingredients. Season with salt and pepper.

INGREDIENTS: 250 grams small tortellini 200 grams cooked ham 1 bundle of green onion 2 tomatoes ½ cucumber 200 grams sour cream 1 small jar of Miracle Whip Salt and pepper Beef broth

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DIRECTIONS: • Cook the tortellini in beef broth and salt. Drain and cool. • Chop the ham. Wash and chop the green onions. Wash tomatoes and chop. Wash the cucumber, remove the seeds and finely grate.

What day is today? Welcher Tag ist heute? What time is it? Wieviel Uhr ist es?

Fingernails. Male Airmen are not authorized to wear nail polish. If worn by females, nail polish must be a single color that does not distinctly contrast with the female Airman’s complexion, detract from the uniform, or be extreme colors. Some examples of extreme colors include, but are not limited to, purple, gold, blue, black, bright (fire engine) red and fluorescent colors. Do not apply designs to nails or apply two-tone or multi-tone colors; however, white-tip French manicures are authorized. Fingernails must not exceed ¼ inch in length beyond the tip of the finger and must be clean and well-groomed. Fingernails must not interfere with the performance of assigned duties. Fingernails must not hinder proper fit of prescribed safety equipment or uniform items. Taken from paragraph 3.2, AFI 36-2903.

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USAFE Airman rocks her way to top Story and photo by Airman 1st Class Holly Mansfield 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs


ervice members usually end up in the spotlight because of their ability to get the job done efficiently, going above and beyond to make it happen no matter what. Though that plays a big part, for one U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa Airman, standing out is not just because of her talent for “making it happen,” but her ability to pour her soul into her work in the form of music. For Airman 1st Class Melissa Lackore, USAFEAFAFRICA Band vocalist, making her hobby her career is an added bonus. For Lackore, receiving awards is nice, but being able to do her hobby while building morale and partnerships with other nations makes her job more enjoyable. “I love singing at the different festivals because the band gets to build partnerships and know all the locals here,” said Lackore. “I get to interact with them and see how they celebrate different holidays. Speaking to the audience afterwards is

when we get to hear their reactions to our music.” Being away from her family means they aren’t able to see her performances. Coming here, she didn’t know her first performance would be one of her most publicized gigs. “Right when I got off the plane here at Ramstein I got to sing the national anthem for the Armed Forces Classic college basketball game that was aired internationally,” said Lackore. “It was really cool because my family back home got to see me on TV.” Her ability to jump into a performance of that level right away proved to her superiors she has the ability to adapt to different situations and styles of music. “She has the ability to be versatile in multiple styles of music,” said Tech. Sgt. Andrew Benton, USAFE-AFAFRICA Band pianist. “She is an example to our Airmen as someone who is dedicated to the mission.” Hard work, building partnerships and volunteering are some of the reasons why she is on her way to the top. “Rocking out” during and after work makes her a well-rounded Airman.

Airman 1st Class Melissa Lackore, U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa Band vocalist, runs through new Christmas music she plans to perform at an event on Ramstein.

773rd CST conducts CBRN/HAZMAT capability brief the development of their organic CBRN response capability and planning. “Phase One was an initial assessment (of Moldova CBRN capabilities) that was done by CHISINAU, Moldova — Soldiers from a CST from the North Carolina National Guard the 7th Civil Support Command’s 773rd Civil back in 2012,” Rogers said. “Phase Two is buildSupport Team participated in a Chemical, ing on the assessment that was done to further Biological, Radiological and Nuclear capabilidevelop the (CBRN) capabilities. There probably ties brief with the Moldovan army’s Nuclear, will be a couple years worth of engagements to Biological, Chemical Company Dec. 3 to 5. help the Moldovan CBRN unit get to a level Both units participated in the informawhere they’re able to adequately handle hazardtion exchange as part of the U.S. European ous waste materials.” Command’s building partner capacity program. EUCOM’s goal is to partner with the Moldovan The 773rd CST provided information on their Sgt. 1st Class Ludwig Schweinfurth (center), medical NCOIC with the army until they get to the point “where they’re unit operations, medical, analysis and survey 773rd Civil Support Team, 7th Civil Support Command, speaks with self sufficient to handle issues like this,” Rogers Moldovan army Nuclear, Biological, Chemical Company Soldiers during said. “Where, if there is a CBRN-type event, techniques. “We’re here to conduct a capabilities brief,” a U.S. European Command sponsored CBRN capabilities brief and infor- depending on the scale, Moldova could handle mation exchange Dec. 3. said Sgt. 1st Class Ludwig Schweinfurth, mediit on its own. The goal is always to get the cal NCOIC with the 773rd CST, 7th CSC. “To learn from them as well,” Schweinfurth said after Moldovans to the point where they’re self-sufficient describe to the Moldovan army what our capabili- his presentation on Day Two. “We’re dealing with to handle (CBRN event) issues.” ties are as a CBRN response unit as well as learn a post Soviet-era state here and they have issues “I learned many things today about the equipwhat theirs are and what their mission set is.” that have been accumulating over decades and now ment the 773rd CST uses, the methods that they On Day One, Sgt. 1st Class Yabronda A. Battles, they’re taking steps to correct them. And from what use in their work,” said Moldovan army 2nd Lt. a training and operations NCO for the 773rd CST, we understand, it was seemingly insurmountable Ivan Draghici, commander, Decontaminate Platoon, 7th CSC, briefed the Moldovan army Nuclear but they’ve made tremendous headway.” NBC Defense Co. Biological Chemical Defense Company on the “It looks like they’ve made great strides in On the final day, Sgt. Brandon Taylor, survey 773rd CST’s operational framework, mission, struc- trying to develop the CBRN unit,” said Maj. team member, 773rd CST, 7th CSC, briefed on surture, personnel, training and equipment. Christopher Rogers, Bilateral Affairs Officer, Office vey team operations. “So far it’s going OK,” Battles said. of Defense Cooperation, U.S. Embassy-Moldova. “It’ll give the Moldovan army a little insight into The Moldovan soldiers weren’t shy during the “The Moldovan military is very much getting in line how we operate and how we would go down into a three days of discussion as they peppered the 773rd with its regional partners in terms of its develop- contaminated area,” Taylor said. CST Soldiers with questions on CBRN tactics, ment, trying to get away from the old Soviet model “This training is important for me and my techniques, monitoring vital signs, procedures and of how things were handled. Where they were to Company because we acquire new knowledge equipment. where they are now, they have come a long way.” about NBC protection,” said Moldovan army Capt. “With my brief specifically on the medical and “Hopefully as training opportunities arise we’ll Andrian Rogojin, commander of NBC Defense Co. analytical sections of the 773rd it was to describe to have the opportunity to work with them again and “All the help that the United States has been prothem what my role on the team is as the med(ical) either work as a partnership or even a mentorship-type viding to us has been very beneficial for us. So this NCO — what I do, how I function, what my respon- relationship in both directions,” Schweinfurth said. event is very beneficial to us because the knowledge sibilities are — it’s providing new ideas for them The 773rd CST’s visit is a follow up to an earlier that we acquire during this event we will be able to to safely conduct their mission and vice versa. We EUCOM event to assist the Moldovan military in use in our activity throughout the Republic.” Story and photo by Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Chlosta 7th Civil Support Command Public Affairs

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iis celebrating six years in business. The pub is located in the heart of Rams stein village and offers a full bar featuring a wide selection of scotch and Irish w whiskeys as well as a variety of Irish and German beer on tap. In addition, tthe bar menu includes appetizers, traditional burgers and daily specials — all h home made from fresh, local produce. Expect great specials and entertainm ment throughout the week! Enjoy karaoke on Tuesday nights, quiz night o on Thursdays and live music every weekend from traditional Irish folk to rrock, jazz and country. And, of course, all musically talented customers are w welcome to join in on open mic nights on Saturdays. Kick back in the Guinn ness sports lounge and enjoy live sports on the big screen. Play pool, darts or ccards while drinking a refreshing pint of the black stuff. This is a great place tto meet with friends, kick back and enjoy yourself with a refreshing pint in a ffriendly atmosphere. The Dubliner motto is: “Arrive as a stranger — leave as aas a friend.” Join in our celebrations this weekend! R Reichswald Strasse • 66877 Ramstein • 0171-7654502

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DOD adds synthetic marijuana to random drug testing by Army Sgt. 1st Class Tyrone C. Marshall Jr. American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON — The Defense Department has expanded its zero tolerance for the use of illicit drugs to include synthetic marijuana, also known as “spice,” the director of the DOD’s drug testing and program policy said here Dec. 15. In an interview with American Forces Press Service and the Pentagon Channel, Army Lt. Col. Tom Martin said that in addition to the broad range of drugs for which the military already randomly tests service members, synthetic marijuana will also be included. “The message we’re getting out now is that when you participate in our random urinalysis program, synthetic marijuana products or synthetic marijuana will now be tested along with our other drugs,” he said. “It’s been known in the general population, both in the medical community and various media reports, that synthetic marijuana drug use is a serious health concern.” Martin noted that while the military typically has a much lower level of drug use than in society at large, synthetic marijuana “still poses a significant

risk to both the safety and readiness of our force.” “Prior to synthetic marijuana being banned,” he said, “the department went out and did a random study looking at a sampling of military urine specimens from all the different services to see if synthetic marijuana was being used by our members. At that time, the positive rate, or the number of service members who tested positive, was about 2.5 percent.” To put that in perspective, he said, in 2012 the overall positive rate for all the drugs tested for in the urinalysis program was 0.9 percent. “In 2012, synthetic marijuana products were banned through legislation,” Martin said. “So we went back and did a similar study, and what we found is that the actual numbers went down.” However, he added, a high number of service members are using synthetic marijuana. In addition to testing for synthetic marijuana, Martin said, the military also randomly tests all service members for marijuana, cocaine, amphetamines and other drugs in the amphetamine class, including methamphetamines and the drug known as “ecstasy.” The test also looks for codeine and morphine, oxycodone, oxymorphone, hydrocodone,

hydromorphone, Vicodin, and different diazepines, such as Valium and Xanax. Martin said even deployed troops are subject to random drug testing. “They are still mandated to be tested under the military’s random urinalysis program; however, the frequency is determined by the operational tempo,” he said. If a random drug testing detects the presence of illegal drugs, Martin said, troops are subject to punishment under military law guidelines. “Any service member who tests positive for either an illicit drug or misuse of a prescription drug falls under any actions deemed appropriate under the Uniform Code of Military Justice, as well actions that are appropriate as deemed by their commander,” he said. With the addition of synthetic marijuana to an already stringent drug testing policy, Martin reiterated the department’s commitment to zero tolerance for the abuse of illicit drugs. “All service members participating in our urinalysis program will be tested for cannabinoids,” he said. “And if they do test positive, they will be dealt with according to the Uniform Code of Military Justice.”

LTG Campbell visits 21st TSC Photo by Spc. Iesha Howard Maj. Gen. John R. O’Connor (far right), commanding general of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command, Lt. Gen. Donald M. Campbell, commanding general of U.S. Army Europe, Command Sgt. Maj. David S. Davenport, command sergeant major of USAREUR, and Brig. Gen. Paul M. Benenati, commanding general of the 7th Civil Support Command, observe briefings given by subordinate unit leadership of the 21st TSC Dec. 10 on Panzer Kaserne in Kaiserslautern. Leaders discussed statistical and operational requirements and the successes of the 21st TSC over the past year.

Club 7: A Heaven-like haven by Senior Airman Hailey Haux 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs Imagine being a single Airman, living in the dorms in Europe, possibly being away from family for the first time. Where do you go to make friends and get established in the area? Club 7 is the place to go to build a healthy community amongst single Airmen living in the dorms. This

home away from home was established by the chapel in May 2008 and recently expanded to Kapaun Air Station in May 2013. “Both locations offer the same services for the Airmen,” said Richard Deppe, 86th Airlift Wing Chapel Airmen ministry centers coordinator. “We furnished and decorated the club as if it were our own home to provide something other than a ‘dayroom’

type atmosphere.” Club 7 has provided Airmen with comfortable furniture, big screen televisions, free computer and internet access, food and drinks, a library full of movies and video games and much more. “Club 7 provides a family,” said Senior Airman Anastasia Miles, U.S. Air Forces in Europe operations branch technician and Club 7 volun-

teer. “A lot of us don’t have anyone here and to be able to find people to hang out with helps a lot. Everyone appreciates the home-cooked meals on Friday nights as well; they feel and taste like they were cooked with love.” While this is a great place to hang out in a social setting with other See CLUB 7, Page 20

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CLUB 7, from Page 16 Sunday Worship Gatherings Airmen, there are some rules that need to be at 9 & 11 a.m. observed. August-Süssdorf Strasse 8 Ramstein-Miesenbach “Even though our motto is ‘Honor God, 06371- 407 808 Keeping it real, info@frontlinecommunity.org Serve Airmen and Pursue Excellence,’ there relational and relevant www.frontlinecommunity.org is no pressure to conform to any religious or spiritual format,” said Deppe. “All we require is that anyone coming in our doors respect themselves, others and the Club’s policies of no alcohol, foul language and tobacco usage.” Club 7 is managed and run through volunVogelweh Gospel Service (VGS) Religious Education (RE) Director: teer Airmen who have an interest in serving Serves as the director, coordinator, resource person, teacher, facilitator, and organizer and since it is run by volunteers, the club may of the VGS religious education program for ages 1 through adult. Consults and coordi- be open at odd hours aside from their “nornates with the VGS Chaplain. The program is multi-faceted and requires a high degree mal” time. Whenever the blinds are up and the of coordination and cooperation with military and civilian activities and authorities. lights are on, Club 7 is open for business. Club 7 activities are not limited to the club itself VGS Multi-Media Technician: Will provide technical expertise for the VGS Audio-Visual (sound system, cameras, however. presentation software) and Information Technology (computer hardware, software “We have the opportunity to go on trips,” and website) to support Sunday worship services, rehearsals and special services for said Airman 1st Class Justin Aguilar, 86th the VGS. Aircraft Maintenance Squadron unity secuBidder is subject to criminal history background checks and must complete a Child Care rity manager and Club 7 volunteer. “In August we went on a canoeing trip, we went to a National Agency Check and Inquiries (CNACI) and Installation Records Check. The Chapel will be accepting bids from today (13 Dec) thru 27 December, 4 p.m. The Christmas market recently, and the best thing Statement of Work and bid documents can be picked up from the Ramstein North is that all these trips are affordable.”

The Ramstein Chapel is accepting bids for the following contract positions:

Airmen watch a movie and enjoy a home-cooked meal in the living room of Club 7. Club 7 is the place to go to build a healthy community amongst single Airmen living in the dorms.

Club 7 is open from 6 to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 6 p.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday, and 4 to 10 p.m. Sunday. “On a special note, we provide a Christmas Day breakfast and dinner at the Ramstein location and a dinner at Kapaun,” Deppe said. “There are always Christmas surprises at both locations.”

Chapel, Monday through Friday. The position will be awarded on the best value to the government (see AFI52-105v4 Attch 4.) Bidders are invited to attend the bid opening at the Vogelweh Chapel. Dates and times will be announced in the bid packages. If required, bidders will have to participate in a qualifying interview/audition. For more information call the Ramstein North Chapel at 480-2499 (06371-47-2499).

Air Force and Army Chapel Schedule

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

Catholic Services

Daenner Community Chapel (Bldg. 3150) Religious Education (grades K-8): 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Sundays Confession: 11:45 a.m. Sundays Sunday Mass: 12:30 p.m. Landstuhl Community Chapel (Bldg. 3773) Religious Education (following Mass) Confession: 8:15-8:45 a.m. Sundays Sunday Mass 9 a.m. Ramstein North Chapel (DSN 480-6148, civ. 06371-47-6148) Daily Mass: 11:30 a.m. Monday-FridayÀ

Sunday Mass: 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Confession 4-4:45 p.m. Sundays Vogelweh Chapel (DSN 489-6859, civ. 0631-536-6859) Confession: 4-4:45 p.m. Saturday Mass: 5 p.m.

Jewish Religious Services

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

Islamic Services

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

Orthodox Christian

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

Youth Group Kaiserslautern Youth of the Chapel (Religious Youth Center, Pulaski Bks., Bldg. 2869) “Plugged In” Middle School Youth Group: 2-4 p.m. Sundays Café Dinner (for students and their families): 4:15-5:15 p.m. Sundays “The Rock” High School Youth Group: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Sundays More information: www.kmcyouth.com

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

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

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

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

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

Religion is regarded by the common people as ture, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful!

Lessons and Carols Sunday, 22 December 2013, 1030 Kapaun Air Station Chapel The Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols is a Christian worship service celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ and traditionally celebrated at Christmas. The story of the birth of Jesus is told in nine short Bible readings, interspersed with the singing of Christmas carols and hymns. St. Alban's Episcopal Congregation will hold its annual Lessons and Carols service on Sunday, 22 December 2013 at 1030 at the Kapaun Chapel. Everyone in the KMC is invited to this traditional Advent service of reading and song. Refreshments will be served in the Kapaun Chapel Annex after the service. For more information, please contact Tonya Parham at 0162-512-6324.



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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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Lutheran Church 8:30 am Worship & Holy Communion Children’s Church available

Meeting in Ev.-Luth. St. Michaelis Church, Karpfenstr. 7, 67655 Kaiserslautern E-mail: kaiserslautern@selk.de or call 0631-64327 for directions. www.KELC.eu Scott Morrison, Pastor

Photo by Airman 1st Class Jordan Castelan

Ramstein Christmas market For nearly a month, Christmas stalls line the entrance to the Kaiserslautern Military Community Center offering local seasonal treats, crafts, knick-knacks and holiday cheer. As part of the holiday season, local businesses provide the KMC with a convenient way to purchase goods not normally offered on base. From schnitzel to pizza, decorations and holiday gift ideas, Ramstein’s Christmas market is a quick stop to check out and runs until Christmas Eve.

St. Alban's Military Community

Episcopal Services HOLY EUCHARIST Sundays 10:30

Kapaun Chapel For more information please

call 480-6148 or 06372-3163

Let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your heart & always be thankful!

Landstuhl Christian Church

Kaiserstr. 66 • 06371-62988 Sunday Worship 11 AM


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Friday, 6 December Advent Confessions 1700 - 1900 Ramstein North Chapel

Monday, 9 December Masses - Not a Holy Day of Obligation 1130 & 1730 Ramstein North Chapel

Tuesday, 24 December Christmas Vigil Mass 1700 - Vogelweh Chapel Christmas Mass During the Night 2130 - Pre-Mass Caroling 2200 - Ramstein North Chapel

Wednesday, 25 December Traditional Latin Mass 0900 - Ramstein North Chapel Christmas Morning Mass 1100 - Ramstein North Chapel

Tuesday, 31 December Mary, Mother of God Vigil 1730 - Ramstein North Chapel

Wednesday, 1 January Mary, Mother of God Ramstein North Chapel 0900 - Traditional Latin Mass 1100 - Mass

JEWISH COMMUNITY Wednesday, 4 December Hanukkah Party/Pizza Dinner 1800 - South Chapel Synagogue

EPISCOPAL SERVICE Sunday, 22 December 1030 - Lessons and Carols Tuesday, 24 December 1930 - Christmas Eve Service Kapaun Chapel

PROTESTANT COMMUNITY Wednesdays, 4, 11 & 18 Dec Liturgical Advent Service 1800 - Soup Supper 1900 - Service Ramstein South Chapel

Sunday, 15 December Traditional Service Children’s Christmas Program 1100 - Ramstein South Chapel

Tuesday, 24 December Liturgical Family Candle Light Christmas Eve Service with Communion 1800 - Ramstein South Chapel Contemporary and Traditional Combined Protestant Christmas Eve Service 1900 - Ramstein North Chapel Liturgical Candle Light Christmas Eve Service with Communion 2200 - Ramstein South Chapel

Tuesday, 31 December Gospel Service New Year’s Eve Watch Night Service 2230 - Vogelweh Chapel

ORTHODOX COMMUNITY Friday, 6 December Vespers for St. Nicholas 1800 - Kapaun Chapel Program: The Hidden History of Santa Claus 1900 - Kapaun Annex Saturday, 7 December Liturgy for St. Nicholas 1000 - Kapaun Chapel Tuesday, 24 December Christmas Vigil Vesperal Liturgy 1700 - Kapaun Chapel Christmas Matins and Liturgy 2300 - Kapaun Chapel

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KHS students take part in STEMposium by Mikayla Schad Kaiserslautern High School Not many students know what career path they wish to follow. Last month in Oberwesel, Germany, nine students from Kaiserslautern High School joined nearly 100 students from across the Department of Defense Education Activity at an event called STEMposium. STEMposium is a scenario-based experience focusing on the four STEM subjects: science, technology, engineering and mathematics. These are the top four future jobs of my generation. Here, DODEA students joined together in small groups of six to accomplish one task: help solve a potential real-world problem. Over the years, STEMposium has posed many scenarios to students ranging from extreme floods, growing forest fires and earthquakes. This year’s

scenario was a comet strike in a highly populated area. The collision site was near Lake Constance in Germany near the Swiss border. The impact of the comet caused as much damage as would a 500pound bomb. In the scenario, the comet caused multiple forest fires, and many people died. Each group of students had six types of engineering jobs: civil/ structure, green technology, biological, environmental, robotics and computer simulations. All six of these jobs were vital in the process of figuring out the given problem. Like in real-world situations, it took several days at the STEMposium for all the facts to come in. Using the information we were provided, we worked in our groups, exchanging information to determine how we could mitigate the damage of the comet’s impact. We collected samples via robots we built with Lego’s, designed and built bridges, and found ways to use alternate energy sources, provid-

ed by the green tech engineers. By the week’s end, all the teams accomplished their mission and helped to save the world. It was a tearful departure on the last day; all the students had come together and created friendships throughout the week. This opportunity provided life-long lessons. I recommend future DODEA students take part in this incredible opportunity. The STEMposium gives students a chance to figure out what it is they want to do beyond high school. The STEMposium is a place for a student to step up to the challenge, step out of their comfort zone and take charge, and see what the world has to offer. The STEMposium is one of the best things you can do in high school. I would like to thank the Kaiserslautern Landstuhl Spouses Association, Ramstein Enlisted Spouses’ Association, KHS PTSO, Ramstein Officers’ Spouses Club and our parents for supporting us during the week.

Education Notes Teen Advisory Group meeting

The Teen Advisory Group meeting is your opportunity to make your voices heard about library programs and materials that you want to see. This is your library; help make it the best it can be! The next meeting will be held at 3:30 p.m. Jan. 8 at the Rheinland-Pfalz Library on Landstuhl Post, Bldg. 3810. This meeting is for teens, ages 13 to 17. Snacks will be provided, and no sign-up is required. For more information, call 486-7322 or 06371-86-7322.

Art Contest

Ramstein Intermediate School students are encouraged to take part in the 2013-2014 National PTA Reflections Art Contest. Students can create an original piece of artwork reflecting on this year’s theme, “Believe, Dream, Inspire,” in one of six categories: dance choreography, film production, music composition, photography, literature and visual arts, or in the new special artist division. Artwork is due to RIS by Jan. 10. Winners from the RIS competition will be forwarded to the national competition. For more information, contact Colleen Yard at y.colleen@mac.com or Erin Kaufman at erinkaufman@yahoo.com.

Teddy Bear Sleepover

Children have the opportunity to join the Rheinland-Pfalz Library for storytime with their favorite stuffed animal, then tuck their stuffed animals in for their first library sleepover. Children may pick up their stuffed animals the next morning, enjoy a light breakfast and see pictures of the

sleepover. The storytime will take place at 6 p.m. Jan. 10, and the pickup and muffin breakfast will take place from 9 to 11 a.m. Jan. 11. This event is open to all ages. For more information, contact the RheinlandPfalz Library on Landstuhl Post, Bldg. 3810, at 486-7322 or 06371-86-7322.

Paws & Pals

The Paws & Pals program helps children improve their literacy skills by teaming up with a dog to read books. The dogs are registered volunteer animals that have been trained and are great listeners. This program is for pre-school through middle school-aged children. The next Paws & Pals event will take place at 3 p.m. Jan. 15 at the Rheinland-Pfalz Library in Bldg. 3810 on Landstuhl. Sign up at the circulation desk at the library. For more information, call 486-7322 or 06371-86-7322.

Simply Sewing

The Child, Youth and School Services EDGE! program is offering a Simply Sewing class for childen in fourth to 12th grade. Classes will be held from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Jan. 6, 13 and 27 at the Landstuhl Youth Center, Bldg. 3819. This activity will teach children how to develop skills that can be useful and bring pleasure throughout a lifetime. It is also a great way to express artistic capabilities. Learn skills to make toys, funky accessories and fun, decorative objects. This month will include learning to sew and making a notebook cover and colored pencil roll. Cost is $23. For more information or to enroll, con-

Photo by Dee Parker

Christmas dinner for wounded warriors From left, Erica Sweeten, Senior Master Sgt. Michael J. Parker and Carrissa Richardson from Kaiserslautern Middle School’s National Junior Honor Society serve food Dec. 13 during a potluck dinner for the wounded warriors at Landstuhl’s USO Warrior Center. Wounded warriors enjoyed the traditional Christmas meal, which was provided and served by volunteering NJHS members along with a little music to raise their morale and bring holiday spirit into their lives.

tact Parent Central Services, Bldg. 2898 on Pulaski Barracks, at 4934516/4122 or 0631-3406-4516/4122, or the Family and Morale Welfare and Recreation One Stop Shop, Bldg. 3810 on Landstuhl Post, at 486-8943 or 06371-86-8943.

Story time at the library

Join the Rheinland-Pfalz Main Library at Landstuhl at 10:30 a.m. every Wednesday for story time. Introduce children to books and reading. Librarians and volunteers read

stories to match the ages and attention spans of the children attending. Parents learn how to foster early literacy skills to prepare their children to learn to read. Librarians answer questions about books and library services and teach parents how to interest their children in books. Story time is for children ages 2 to 5. No sign-up required. Enjoy stories, music and crafts. The Rheinland-Pfalz Main Library is located in Bldg. 3810. For details, call 486-7322 or 06371-867322.

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AVID at RMS Advancement Via Individual Determination seven students Kendra Bourns and Zoe Harrigan watch as their parents sign the Ramstein Middle School AVID contract for the year. As part of the program, students are required to sign a contract committing them to skills and strategies that will enhance their college readiness. More than 50 students and 15 staff members at RMS and Ramstein Intermediate School are involved in the RMS AVID program.

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VES care packages From left, Vogelweh Elementary School students Caleb Gutierrez, Andrew Indomenico and Zachary Hallenbeck collect care packages for deployed service members in support of the American Red Cross Soldier Care Program.

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‘Why I’m optimistic about our nation’s future’ Ramstein High School sophomores Amethyst Rorie, Myles Davis and Emily Sinkular pose for a photo with principal Greg Hatch after taking the top three places in the local Voice of Democracy Contest, which is sponsored every year by the VFW. This year’s theme was: “Why I’m optimistic about our nation’s future.” The students will move on to the next round of competition in hopes of winning the prize of $30,000 in scholarships.

For more school photos, visit the KA online at www. kaiserslauternamerican.com and click on “Schools.”

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ABOVE: Elf on a Shelf A student in Madonna Rodriguez’s second grade class at Landstuhl Elementary/Middle School checks to see whose Elf on the Shelf she can find by using the descriptive words written by her classmates.

LEFT: KES Holiday Show Photo by Jennifer Ruge

Sophie Palin and Maria Lee, second graders at Kaiserslautern Elementary School, ring their bells during the KES Holiday Show at the Galaxy Theater.

Photo by Heather Majorwitz

Research in action: learning about Captain Smith (Top row) Fedjy Calixte, Cory Byrd, Madeline Zdunich, Piper Koehler, (bottom row) Camille Airington, Alexandria Camp and Jalyn Vicencio, students at Baumholder’s Smith Elementary School, learn about Capt. Harold D. Smith, the man after whom the school is named.

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The U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa Band performs classic and modern holiday favorites for KMC members and German nationals during the KMC Holiday Concert Dec. 13 in Kaiserslautern’s Fruchthalle. The Rheinland-Pfalz International Choir joined the band to spread holiday cheer and celebrate German and American partnership during a joyous time of year.

KMC Holiday Concert

Photos by Senior Airman Damon Kasberg

ABOVE: Staff Sgt. Justin Hummer, U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa Band oboe player, prepares his instrument for the KMC Holiday Concert. The concert is an annual tradition for the USAFE Band and is open to the public. ABOVE RIGHT: Concert attendees applaud the U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa Band and RheinlandPfalz International Choir during the KMC Holiday Concert. BELOW RIGHT: Senior Airman Carmen Emborski, U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa Band vocalist, belts out holiday classics with her unique vocal style during the KMC Holiday Concert Dec. 13. The band spends most of the season spreading joy through music, and this annual concert is one of their most popular performances in the KMC.

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December 2013 Mark Your Calendar


» Ramstein-Miesenbach’s public swimming pool Azur will have different operating hours now to Jan. 7. Hours for the pool are from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sunday, Thursday, Dec. 28 and 29, and Jan. 4 and 5; 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday, Dec. 30 and Jan. 6.; 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Jan. 4 and 5; and 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Dec. 27 and Jan. 2 and 7. The pool will be closed Tuesday, Wednesday, Dec. 31 and Jan. 1. » Kaiserslautern advertising association “Kaiser in Lautern” offers a free shuttle service to the city center for shoppers parking on the Messeplatz fairgrounds. Shoppers can use their parking tickets to access the little train from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. Every 15 minutes shuttles are leaving and returning. Shuttle stations are right on the fairgrounds (direction center) and on the corner of Bismarckstrasse and Stiftsplatz (direction fairgrounds). » Customers can have a photo taken with Santa from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday; 5:30 to 7 p.m. Monday; and noon to 3 p.m. Tuesday in the Ramstein Community Center. Cost is $5 per photo in a commemorative photo cover, or $4 if taken with own camera. » Join the Rheinland-Pfalz Library from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday for holiday gift making and a holiday movie marathon! All ages are welcome. The Rheinland-Pfalz Library is located in Bldg. 3810 on Landstuhl. For details, call 486-7322 or 06371-86-7322. » Visit the U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz libraries between Monday and Dec. 27 during opening hours for coffee and goodies. Enjoy the holidays with some of the libraries’ newest items. The Rheinland-Pfalz Library is located in Bldg. 3810 on Landstuhl (call 486-7322 or 0637186-7322), and the Kleber Branch is located in Bldg. 3205 (call 483-1740 or 06371-411-1740). » KMC Onstage presents Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” from Monday to Jan. 19. Reservations can be made on Webtrac, by calling 483-6626 or 0631-411-6626, or by visiting KMC Onstage between 1 and 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays. For more information, visit www.kaiserslautern.armymwr.com. » The 2013 European Adjutant General Corps bowling fundraiser will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Jan. 11 at the Vogelweh Bowling Center. Cost is $15 per person. First prize is $100, second prize is a gift basket and third prize is a Kaiserslautern Military Community Center movie package. » KMC Onstage will hold open auditions for “Love Letters,” by A.R. Gurney, at 7 p.m. Jan. 14 and 15. This play features two childhood friends whose lifelong correspondence begins with birthday party thank-you notes and blossoms into one of the most touching stories of friendship, love and life ever told on stage. Needed: one male and one female. Auditions are open to everyone, and no previous experience is required. Material will be available at the audition for cold reading. Scripts will be available to check out in advance. Performance dates: Feb. 7, 8, 14 and 15. For more information, contact KMC Onstage, Bldg. 3232 on Kleber Kaserne, at 483-6626 or 0631-411-6626. » Texas Hold ’em games are held from 8 p.m. to midnight every Friday at the Kazabra Club, Bldg. 2057 on Vogelweh. Buy in is $25. For ages 18 and over. For details, call 489-7261 or 0631-536-7261. » The Kazabra Club hosts a Rodeo Bull Riding

Tournament from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. every Friday in Bldg. 2057 on Vogelweh. Male and female winners will be awarded T-shirts. Weekly winners qualify for the monthly “Friday Finale” to compete for a $100 cash prize! First ride counts toward competition. Free entry. For ages 18 and up. For details, call 489-7261 or 0631-536-7261. » The German-American and International Women’s Club Kaiserslautern is looking for donations for its annual Pfennig Bazaar scheduled to take place in March. Clean clothes, household goods, toys, books, appliances and music media are needed. Mattresses, furniture, skis, ski boots, suitcases, curtains and large items won’t be accepted. Drop-off location is on Hackstrasse 4 to 6 in Kaiserslautern. Drop-off times are from 9 a.m. to noon today and Saturday, Jan. 3, 4, 17 and 18, and Feb. 7, 8, 21 and 22. For more information, call Martina Anctil at 015773408463 or visit www.gaiwc.com.

Volunteers needed The 2014 86th Airlift Wing Air Force Ball Committee is looking for volunteers. We need all officers, enlisted, civilians and spouses of the 86th AW. A variety of experience and talent is required to fill the roles of committee chairs, alternates and members in the areas of planning, protocol, fundraising, decorations, budget, entertainment and general support. If interested, contact the AF Ball chairwoman, Maj. Lisa M. Hoyt, at lisa.hoyt@ us.af.mil.


» The German-American and International Women’s Club Kaiserslautern will hold a playgroup meeting from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Jan. 13 and 27. Join parents from other cultures and enjoy a coffee together while children play and hear other languages. The fee for each playdate is €2 to cover facility costs. For more information, contact Beatriz Jimenez at playgroup@gaiwc.com or 0172-7043585, or visit the GAIWC website at www.gaiwc.com. » Mom2Mom KMC’s Breastfeeding Cafe meets from 10 a.m. to noon every Wednesday at the Ramstein Youth Services Center, Bldg. 428. Mom2Mom KMC is a breast-feeding network that helps mothers overcome the difficulties of living far from family support to reach their personal breast-feeding goals. We provide the opportunity to meet other breast-feeding families in a friendly environment at our weekly cafe as well as access to lactation counselors. Refreshments are free, and we operate on a drop-in, come when you can, leave when you need to basis. For more information, take a look at our Facebook page at www. facebook.com/Mom2MomKMC or visit www.mom2momkmc. org.

Support Groups

» The Community for Autism Understanding, Support & Education group, also known as CAUSE, meets from 6 to 7:30 p.m. every second Tuesday of the month in the Vogelweh Elementary School media center, Bldg. 1178 on Vogelweh Housing. To take part or for more details on this interactive group, call 0631-3406-4094.

» Expectant Parent Orientation is held from 8 to 11 a.m. the third Tuesday of every month. Join the New Parent Support Program and many community counterparts at the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center Chapel, Bldg. 3773, to get information about pregnancy and newborns.

Classes & Training

» First Termers Financial Management, mandatory training for all newly assigned E1 to E4 in the community to learn about personal finance, takes place from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Jan. 7 in Bldg. 2891 on Pulaski Barracks. For more information and to enroll, call 493-4015/ or 06313406-4015. » A stress management workshop will be held at 8:30 a.m. Jan. 7 in Bldg. 2917 on Pulaski Barracks. Learn about different kinds of stress and healthy ways to cope. Register in advance by calling 493-4203 or 0631-34064203. » The Azur swimming pool in RamsteinMiesenbach offers a swimming class for adults starting at 8:15 p.m. Jan. 8. The class includes 10 lessons, 45 minutes each. Cost is €120. To register or for more information, email info@freizeitbad-azur.de or call 063715980-458. » An anger management class will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Jan. 8 in Bldg. 2917 on Pulaski Barracks. Learn how anger is triggered, ways to monitor and associate patterns of anger with thought processes and how to control anger. To register, call 493-4062 or 0631-34064062.

Baumholder Events

» Baumholder middle and high school students are invited to the next F.E.E.T (Friends Exploring Europe Together) trip to Saarbrücken Monday. Students will meet community leaders, enjoy a German breakfast, learn to use the local bus and rail system and explore Saarbrücken’s Christmas market. Deadline to sign up is today. For details or to sign up, contact the Wetzel Teen Center, Bldg. 8875 on Wetzel Kaserne, at 4856810 or 06783-6-6810. » Baumholder’s Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers holds a Christmas party at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Warrior Zone. This is for service members to come celebrate the holidays with their friends and battle buddies. This event is open to all service members and their guests. For details, call 485-7339 or 06783-6-7339. » Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers hosts a New Year’s Eve celebration starting at 8 p.m. Dec. 31 at the Baumholder Warrior Zone. There will be music, games, dancing and more. This event is open to all service members and their guests, 18 and over. Deadline to sign up is Dec. 28. To sign up or for more information, call 485-8298/7339 or 06783-6-8298/7339. » The Baumholder Army Golf Course will be closed for the winter off-season until Feb. 28. Annual green fee players may continue to play on the course during this period. Be sure to carry your annual fee card during this period. All play during the closure period will be on winter tees and winter greens. Even on intermittent sunny days during the closure period, continue to use the winter tees and greens as the permafrost on the regular tees and greens is near the surface.

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Airman & Family Readiness Center MONDAY » No classes. Office hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. TUESDAY » A&FRC closed WEDNESDAY » A&FRC closed THURSDAY » No classes. Office hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. DEC. 27 » No classes. Office hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


RAMSTEIN YOUTH CENTER: » North Pole Kids’ Day Out: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Monday. The elves from the Ramstein Keystone Clubs are sponsoring a very special North Pole Kids’ Day out for youth ages 5 to 12. Kids can enjoy a fun day of games, crafts, movies and activities at the Ramstein Youth Center while their parents get their holiday errands done. Cost is $25 per youth per camp and includes lunch. Stop by the Ramstein Youth Center, Bldg. 428, to register. » It’s beginning to taste a lot like Christmas! Mini Day Camp-Baking Adventures for ages 9 to 12 will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Monday. Cost is $10. Get mixing, kneading and rolling with some amazing recipes from around the world and ensure your family’s holiday is as sweet as it can be. Stop by Ramstein Youth Center, Bldg. 428, to register. » Just for Kids Ages 9 to 12: Clubs R Us! Make the most of your afternoons at the Ramstein Youth Center. Check out the games room, gym, tech lab and art Studio. ARCTIC ADVENTURE DAY CAMPS: » Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.: Operation Santa Rescue. Santa’s sleigh has disappeared on its way back to the North Pole and he needs your help. Use your teamwork, GPS skills and adventure activities to track him down. Winter fun for ages 9 to 12. Cost is $15 per camp or $20 for both camps. Lunch is included each day. Stop by the Ramstein Youth Center, Bldg. 428, to register. » Dec. 27, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.: Elf Winter Survival Boot Camp. Forget special forces, the Ramstein Youth Center has ELFs: Extreme Leadership Forces! Brave the chilly weather to prove you have what it takes to build a team, conquer the cold and have some fun. Winter fun for ages 9 to 12. Cost is $15 per camp or $20 for both camps. Lunch is included each day. Stop by the Ramstein Youth Center, Bldg. 428, to register. CLUBS FOR DECEMBER ARE: EVERY DAY » Fast Fun from 3 to 3:30, Super Scholar Power Hour/ Homework Help 3 to 4:30 p.m.,Member’s Choice Sports Spectacular 4 to 5 p.m. Artist Studio 3:30 to 5 p.m. MONDAY » Oodles of Yarn Weaving, Volleyball Net Challenge, Clay Tech,Winter Survival, Go Girl Science TUESDAY

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» Sew Perfect Sewing, Volleyball Net Challenge, Clay Tech, CSI Super Sleuth Science WEDNESDAY » German Food & Family, Film Making, Torch Club THURSDAY » Cooking Around the World, Film Making, Time Traveler History Adventures FRIDAY » Epic Dudes, SMART Girls. Spaces are limited, register online today at www.86fss.com under the “Families” tab and “Youth Programs.” TORCH CLUB » Developing character and citizenship through service learning and leadership. Join this great club to make a difference and learn to be a leader. RAMSTEIN COMMUNITY CENTER » Every second and fourth Wednesday of the month: Play Group Social, 10 a.m. to noon » Every second and fourth Saturday of the month: flea market, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. » Every third Wednesday of the month: Exceptional Family Member play group social, 10 a.m. to noon For details, call the RCC 480-6600/7187 or 06371-476600/7187. INSTRUCTIONAL CLASSES » Do you have experience teaching gymnastics or dance? If you are interested in a youth instructor position, call the Ramstein Youth Center at 06371-47-6444 and ask for the Youth Instructional office. We will get you started on the right path to a fun and rewarding part-time to full-time job. » Do you or your child want to learn to play the violin? Sign up for violin lessons on Ramstein! Go to www.86fss.com, click “Family” then “Instructional Classes” then “Register.” » Do you home-school? Are you looking for ways to supplement your curriculum? Ramstein Instructional Program offers the following classes at times that are convenient for home schooling families: Home-school gymnastics, homeschool ballet, home-school Karate Tech, home-school Aikido, individual music lessons, and home-school hip hop. More information about times and registration is available at www.86fss.com, click “Family” then “Instructional Classes.” » Are you an adult looking for a dance class? Ramstein Instructional offers an adult dance class on Monday evenings from 8 to 9 p.m. at Youth Instructional, Bldg. 1023. Stop by for a free trial class and information on how to register for this class that will run until May.

Health and Wellness Center MONDAY » BOD POD hours: 8 to 10 a.m. » Healthy eating class: 10 to 11 a.m. » Running clinic: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. TUESDAY » Closed WEDNESDAY » Closed

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THURSDAY » Shoe station: 8 to 9 a.m. » Deep water running: 10 to 11 a.m. DEC. 27 » BOD POD hours: 8 to 10 a.m. DEC. 30 » Healthy eating class: 10 to 11 a.m. DEC. 31 » Closed JAN. 1 » Closed JAN. 2 » Deep water running: 10 to 11 a.m. For more information, call the Health and Wellness Center at 06371-47- 4292 or 480-4292 (HAWC).

Family Advocacy

EXPECTANT PARENT ORIENTATION (MONTHLY): Third Tuesday of the month, 8 to 11 a.m., LRMC Chapel. For details contact New Parent Support Program at 4792098 or 06371-46-2098. ANGER MANAGEMENT (FOUR SESSIONS): 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 9, 16, 23 and 30 at the Health and Wellness Center. Learn how to understand and get a grasp on a potentially harmful emotion. Clearly define anger, its causes and its effects, and learn strategies to manage anger in healthy ways. To register, call 479-2370 or 06371-46-2370.

Medical Group

» Self Initiated Care Kit, twice a month. Call 479-2273 (CARE) to sign up for a class. » Attention: TRICARE online is available for your convenience. Schedule your own appointments, home care website, check labs, nurse advice line, medication refills and more. Register at www.tricareonline.com.


» The Adolescent Substance Abuse Counseling Service, ASACS, is a school-based prevention counseling service that has been in the DODDS middle and high schools for 25 years. The counseling services are completely confidential for students and their families. Individual, family and group counseling are offered. Contact your ASACS counselor for details.

Military Family Life Consultants

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

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

Performing arts

Pfalztheater Kaiserslautern: • “Der nackte Wahnsin,” a comedy by Michael Frayn about a theater group on tour in England, in German, 7:30 p.m. today and Dec. 28, 6 p.m. Sunday, and 7:30 p.m. Jan. 10 and 25. • “Viva la Mama,” a comical opera by Gaetano Donizetti, in German, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 8, 14, 3 p.m. Dec. 29, and 8 p.m. Jan. 22. • “Der Pagodenprinz,” a fairy tale dance with music by Benjamin Britten, 4 p.m. Sunday and Thursday, and 8 p.m. Jan. 4 and 10. • “Die Bremer Stadtmusikanten,” a children’s play, in German, based on the fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm, 5 p.m. Monday and 4 p.m. Thursday. • “Aida,” a musical by Elton John and Tim Rice, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. • “Regina,” an opera by Albert Lortzing, 7:30 p.m. Thursday. • “Der Vetter aus Dingsda,” an operetta in German, 7 p.m. Dec. 31 and 7:30 p.m. Jan. 11. • Vienna New Year’s concert,

5 p.m. Jan. 1. For details, call 0631-3675-209 or visit www.pfalztheater.de. Kammgarn Kaiserslautern: • Xul Zolar presents electro dance and pop, 8 p.m. today. Tickets cost €10. • Christmas Cult Soul Show with Stephan Flesch and Markus Ziegler, 8 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday. • Coppelius presents metal rock and chamber core, 8 p.m. Dec. 27. Tickets cost €18. • The Big International Boogie Woogie Nights features The Austria Night, 8 p.m. Dec. 28, and The International Night, 8 p.m. Dec. 29. Tickets cost €21 for one concert, and €32 for both. • Fiddler’s Green present Irish speed folk, rock, reggae, punk and metal, 8 p.m. Jan. 3. Tickets cost €23. • Anne Haigis presents soul and blues, 8 p.m. Jan. 10. Tickets cost €17. For more information, visit www. kammgarn.de. Fruchthalle, Kaiserslautern: • The German Radio Philharmonics Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern presents New Year’s Eve music from operas, 5 p.m. Dec. 31. Tickets cost €31 to €41. • Silver Beatles perform Beatles music, 8 p.m. Jan. 3. For tickets, call Kaiserslautern

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Irish speed folk, punk The Kammgarn Kaiserslautern presents the band Fiddler’s Green, performing Irish speed folk, rock, reggae, punk and metal at 8 p.m. Jan. 3. Tickets cost €23. For details, visit www. kammgarn.de.

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Christmas/New Year’s market The Christmas market in Kaiserslautern is open through Monday and then continues Dec. 27 to 30. The band Nimm 2 will perform live from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the stage on Schillerplatz, and Jasmin Perret & Christoph Renner will present rock and pop unplugged from 6 to 9 p.m. on the stage near the Stiftskirche. The Alphorn Quintett will perform Christmas music from the Alps from 6 to 7 p.m. Sunday. All That will perform black music from 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 28. Rick Cheyenne will perform Christmas rock ‘n’ roll from 6 to 7:15 p.m. Dec. 29 on Schillerplatz and then from 7:45 to 9 p.m. near the Stiftskirche. For details on the program, visit www.kaiserslautern.de.

Tourist-Info at 0631-365-2317. Stiftskirche Kaiserslautern: • West Palatinate Chamber Choir presents Christmas music, “Christus factus est,” 8:30 p.m. today. • Young Vocal Ensemble Kaiserslautern presents “A Little Market Music,” noon Saturday. Apostelkirche Kaiserslautern: • “The Best of Black Gospel,” a gospel concert, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 27. Tickets cost €25 and are available at the tourist information office, phone 0631-365-2316. JUZ (Youth Center), Steinstrasse 47, Kaiserslautern: • JUZ Allstars perform 7 p.m. today. Tickets cost €6.50. For more information, visit www.juz-kl.de. Ramstein-Miesenbach, Haus des Bürgers: • The Symphony Orchestra of the Kaiserslautern County performs a New Year’s concert featuring opera and operetta melodies, 5 p.m. Jan. 12. Tickets cost €23 to €29. For tickets, visit www.hausdesbuergers.de or call 06371-592-220. Stadthalle Landstuhl: • The Original Gospel Singers & Band present a gospel show, 8 p.m. Jan. 18. Tickets cost €19.50 to €28. For more information, visit www.stadthalle-landstuhl.de or call 06371-92340. English Theatre, Gallusanlage 7, Frankfurt: • “Saturday Night Fever,” a musical by Bill Oaks, Robert Stigwood and the Bee Gees, runs through Feb. 16. For details, visit www. english-theatre.org.


• Kaiserslautern, ice-skating rink in event hall at Gartenschau area, to Feb. 16. Skating hours are 9 a.m. to noon, 1 to 3 p.m., 4 to 6 p.m., and 7 to 9 p.m. On Fridays and Saturdays open to 10 p.m. For details, visit www.kl-on-ice.de. • Siegelbach, Zoo, guided tour of zoo with Santa Claus, 2:30 p.m. Thursday. • Kottweiler-Schwanden, Sulzbachhalle, New Year’s Eve run (10 km), 2 p.m. Dec. 31.

Christmas markets:

• Kaiserslautern, Fruchthalle (across from Pfalztheater, next to tourist office), through Sunday. • Bad Kreuznach, Bernkastel-Kues/ Mosel, Deidesheim, Heidelberg, Ludwigshafen, today to Sunday. • Otterberg (5 to 9 p.m.), Saturday. • Mainz, Rüdesheim, Wiesbaden, Worms, Saarbrücken, Saarlouis, Stuttgart, today through Monday. • Metz, France, through Dec. 28. • Colmar, Strabourg, France through Dec. 31.

Flea markets

• Kaiserslautern, Pfalz-Center (across from Daenner Kaserne), Saturdays. • Mehlingen, former Penny market (Tannenstrasse), 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. • Landstuhl, Kaufland, Torfstrasse 10, Thursdays. • Grünstadt, Kaufland, 1 to 6 p.m. Dec. 29. • Bad Dürkheim, Saline (saltworks), 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Dec. 28.

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Off-base residents must properly recycle Christmas trees The waste management office of the Kaiserslautern County Administration asks KMC residents to properly recycle their Christmas trees after the holidays. Residents can drop off the trees at the official collecting places for green waste in their villages, or they can place their Christmas trees in front of their homes at the edge of the road by 6 a.m. on pick-up day. The trees will be used to make compost, so residents are asked to make sure all decorations, including tinsel, are removed. The following is a list of pick-up dates for Christmas trees: JAN. 6: Bruchmühlbach, Miesau, Buchholz, Elschbach and Vogelbach. JAN. 7: Langwieden, Lambsborn, Gerhardsbrunn, Martinshöhe, Bann, Oberarnbach, Mittelbrunn and Queidersbach. JAN. 8: Linden, Krickenbach, Schopp, Stelzenberg, Langensohl, Trippstadt, Johanniskreuz,

Waldleiningen, Frankenstein and Fischbach. JAN. 9: Hochspeyer, Alsenborn and Enkenbach. JAN. 10: Mehlingen, Sembach and Neuhemsbach. JAN. 13: Weilerbach, Rodenbach, Erzenhausen, Samuelshof, Eulenbis, Schwedelbach and Pörrbach. JAN. 14: Frankelbach, Olsbrücken, Sulzbachtal, Mehlbach, Katzweiler and Hirschhorn. JAN. 15: Heiligenmoschel, Schallodenbach, Schneckenhausen, Niederkirchen, Morbach, Heimkirchen and Wörsbach. JAN. 16: Baalborn, Otterberg and Drehenthalerhof JAN. 17: Otterbach and Sambach. JAN. 20: Mackenbach, Kollweiler, Reichenbach-Steegen, FockenbergLimbach, Albersbach, Obermohr, Kirchmohr, Schrollbach, Reuschbach and Weltersbach. JAN. 21: Ramstein, Miesenbach, Kottweiler-Schwanden and

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Workers pick up Christmas trees in the new year to make compost.

Steinwenden. JAN. 22: Hauptstuhl, Spesbach, Hütschenhausen, Katzenbach and Niedermohr JAN. 23: Landstuhl JAN. 24: Kindsbach

For more information, call the Kaiserslautern County waste management office at 0631-7105-408 or 7105-319. (Information provided by Kaiserslautern County Administration office)

Germans observe New Year’s Eve traditions by Petra Lessoing 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs People throughout the world celebrate New Year’s Eve with a variety of traditions to welcome the arrival of the new year. In Germany, New Year’s Eve is called “Silvester.” The name refers to a pope in the fourth century, Silvester I, who was bishop in Rome from 314 and died Dec. 31, 335. Later he was canonized and since 354, the church celebrates the day of Dec. 31. Traditionally that night, Germans like to have dinner in a restaurant, watch a theater performance, attend a festive dance or have a party with friends at home. People celebrating at home usually observe old German traditions. At midnight, they wish each other the very best for the new year, propose a toast and then go outside to shoot firecrackers. This noise-making tradition goes back to former times, when people wanted to scare away evil demons so they could not do any harm to them in the coming year.

Another custom is to give little pigs, chimney sweepers, horseshoes or four-leaf clovers made of marzipan, chocolate, wood or porcelain. These symbols are lucky mascots. In ancient times, when people still believed in gods, they made sacrifices. They brought eggs, chickens and pigs to the altars hoping the gods would treat them nicely, send them rain for their vegetables on the fields and not too much snow in winter. The horseshoe originates from a time when farmers used horses to plow fields. In those times, horseshoes were placed above the door to protect the family from fire and lightning. The chimney sweeper frees the way to the top of soot and dirt and brings fresh wind. Also with the cleaning of the chimney, the chimney sweeper banned the danger of fires and therefore was seen as lucky mascot. The four-leaf clover is supposed to bring luck but only when being found and not being searched for. The clover is known to have that power of luck because it is so scarce. Also, it can be looked at as a salutary cross.

Besides a Christian symbol, it was seen as a Celtic cross, which was the sign for protection. In general, the four-leaf clover is a world symbol, showing the four directions and combining the four elements. It is said to prevent strokes of fate, raise students’ efficiencies and be advantageous for gamblers. Another custom is to melt lead, pour it into water and wait to see what designs come out. Each design has a different meaning for the future. The lead can be bought in a package together with a list telling what each design or symbol means. Traditions continue the first day of the new year. It is said that people shouldn’t get up late, because, if so, they will sleep poorly all year long and have bad dreams. On New Year’s Day, children receive huge pretzels, the “Neujahrsbretzel,” and in many villages in the KMC, people go from door to door wishing a Happy New Year and getting a shot to drink. Throughout the following days, the phrase “Prost Neujahr!” can be heard whenever people meet again for the first time that year. It means a toast to the new year and good luck.

2014 German holidays For planning purposes, following is a list of German holidays in 2013: Jan. 1 — New Year’s Jan. 6 — Three Kings’ Day (official holiday in Bavaria, Sachsen and Baden-Württemberg only) March 3 — Rose Monday (no legal holiday) March 4 — Shrove Tuesday (Fasching – not a

legal holiday) March 5 — Ash Wednesday (no legal holiday) April 18 — Good Friday April 20 and 21 — Easter May 1 — Labor Day May 29 — Ascension Day June 8 and 9 — Pentecost June 19 — Corpus Christi Day (official holi-

day in the states of Rheinland-Pfalz, Saarland, Bavaria, Baden-Württemberg, Hessen, NordrheinWestfalen and Sachsen) Aug. 15 — Assumption of the Blessed Virgin (only in Bavaria and Saarland) Oct. 3 — Unification Day Nov. 1 — All Saints Day Dec. 25 and 26 — Christmas

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Children collect donations, observe Three Kings Day by Petra Lessoing 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs Germans observe Three Kings Day, or Epiphany, Jan. 6. The day marks the end of the Christmas season. The Christmas tree is lit for the last time, discarded, and the ornaments are packed away until next Christmas. It’s one of Germany’s most traditional and characteristic religious holidays, but Jan. 6 is only a legal holiday in the states of BadenWürttemberg, Bavaria and Sachsen. After Christmas until late January, children disguise themselves as the three holy kings and can be seen

walking from house to house in the KMC. They have paper crowns on their heads and carry a big golden star on a pole. They sing, pray and ask for charity collections for their parish. Usually, an adult member of their parish accompanies them. Each year, about 500,000 children participate in the fundraiser event, which was established in 1959. In 2012, more than €43 million were collected to support projects and relief programs for children in Asia, Africa, Latin American, Oceania and Eastern Europe. The children asking for donations represent Caspar, Melchior and

New Year’s Eve run

The Kottweiler-Schwanden sports club will offer its traditional New year’s Eve run from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Dec. 31. Some roads will close from noon to 4 p.m. Motorists have to pay attention to traffic signs and obey security guards’ directions.

‘Get Fit, Stay Fit’ Fitness Expo

U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz Sports and Fitness presents the “Get Fit, Stay Fit” Fitness Expo from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 11 at the Sembach Fitness Center, Bldg. 105. Sample a variety of fitness classes, rotating through each at 25 minute intervals. Enjoy yoga, Zumba, spin, weight training and more. The first 100 to register at any USAG Rheinland-Pfalz Fitness Center will receive a free T-shirt. Fitness trainers and massage therapists will be available. Open to all ID cardholders, ages 18 and up. For more information, call 496-7530 or 06302-677530.

Recreational soccer

Meet new people, get in shape and play soccer from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Sunday at the Miesau Fitness Center, Bldg. 1220. Open to U.S. ID card holders ages 16 and over, Department of Defense civilians and retirees. To play or for details, contact Robert Michels at 486-8939 or 0637186-8939.

Circuit training

Interval Cardio and Exercise Training is now available at Mountaineer Fitness Center on Smith Bks., Bldg. 8220. This class provides fitness, health, wellness, diet, and nutritional instruction. It covers all areas of fitness to include muscular and cardiovascular endurance, balance and flexibility. This class meets on Mondays and Wednesdays at 6:30 to 7:45 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. No sign-up is required, just show up. For details, contact the Sports Office on Smith Barracks, Bldg. 8105; 4856671 or 06783-6-6671.

RealRyder cycling class

Get your indoor spin cycle training at the Kleber and Landstuhl fitness centers from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Cost is $4 per class. RealRyder cycling is not child friendly. For details, call 486-7172 or 06371-86-7172.

Yoga Vinyasa

Classes held at Sembach Fitness Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12 to 12:45 p.m. and Wednesdays, 9 to 10 a.m. Classes held at Landstuhl Fitness Center on Tuesdays and Fridays, 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. and Fridays 9 to 10 a.m.

Balthasar. In former times, when ringing doorbells, they received Christmas cookies, pretzels and sausages. After receiving a donation, the three holy kings would bless the house by writing “20C+M+B14” in chalk above the doors to keep evil from entering. The three letters, C, M and B, don’t stand for the kings’ initials, but for the Latin words “Christus Mansionem Benedictat,” which literally means “Christ bless this home.” The blessing has to stay over the door until the next Three Kings Day.

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Children disguised as the three holy kings walk from door to door Dec. 27 to Jan. 6 asking for donations to support children’s projects.

Sembach Fitness Center, Sembach Kaserne, Bldg. 3235. Landstuhl Fitness Center, Landstuhl Post, Bldg. 3720.

Personal trainers available

Visit with a personal trainer today. Trainers are available at ROB Fitness Center (Rhine Ordnance Barracks, Bldg. 172), Landstuhl Fitness Center (Landstuhl Post, Bldg. 3720) and Kleber Fitness Center (Kleber Kaserne, Bldg. 3235). For more information, call 493-2086 or 0631-3406-2086, or visit www. kaiserslautern.armymwr.com.


Get yourself in shape at this original dance-fitness party! Zumba is now available at Hall of Champions Fitness Center on Smith Barracks, Bldg. 8105. Classes are held Tuesdays, 9 to 10 a.m. and Thursdays, 6 to 7 p.m. For details, contact the Sports Office, 485-6671 or 06783-6-6671.

Wii Sports, Wii Fit now at ROB Fitness Center

Shake up your fitness routine with some Wii. Play Wii Sports or Wii Fit for free and experience a whole new level of exercise. For more information, contact the ROB Fitness Center at 493-2241 or 0631-3406-2241.

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10 South Seas island 11 Hawaiian seaport 12 Fifty-fifty 13 Account execs 21 Whistle blowers 22 Gather together 25 Trig function 26 Be of use 27 “Rawhide” singer 28 Unwell 29 “___ is an island” 30 Sundial numeral 31 Flaubert’s birthplace 32 Spock’s forte 33 Excelled 38 Nickname for Alexander 39 Comedian Philips 40 Hasten 42 “The Wind in the Willows” author 43 Mah-jongg piece 45 Dudley Moore film 46 One kind of Muslim 47 Synagogue singer 50 Bryologist’s interest 51 Congregation affirmation 52 ___ avis 53 Clear the deck? 54 Arrangement holder 55 Days gone by 56 The Bard’s river 57 Vegas rival 58 Attract

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Kaiserslautern: Freest. Wood house in a quiet area, 250sqm, 5BR/3BA, terrace, balcony, yard, garage € 1.840,- + util 06371943311 www.GermaWild-Immobili en.de KL 15 min new Country-FSH 190sqm, 2Bedrm + 2rooms, 2 bath, yard, 2garages w/elec 1410€ +utiles call 0178-9837620 www.mein-wellness-ferien haus.de/countryhouse/index.html KL-Hohenecken: Refurbished Townhouse, 5mins to Vogelweh, 20mins RAB, 196m²,4 BR, 1.5 Bath, 1 add. Apartment w 1 Bath on gr. Floor, 2 BIK, Fireplace, Patio, Garden, 2 Parking Lots. No Pets. Avail. now.1400€+Util. Call Ute 0179-4887982 or Ulrike 01797213864 Mackenbach, Top-Villa, 380sqm, 2010,5Bedr., 3Bathr., BiK, studio, laundry, patio, yard, garage, floorh., el.blinds, low energie, exclusive position, avail.from 21.Dec., mthl.rent €3.030.- +util, RMImmobilien@t-online.de or 06374-915430 Mackenbach: duplex, 4 bedr., 2 ½ bath, living-diningm, built-inkit., patio, yard, carport, 1.400,-€+ util www.agra-immobilien.de 06371/57656 Near Glan-Münchweiler, Bungalow 2-3 Bedr., large living-Dining, new built in kitchen, Garage, big property available now € 990,-RE/MAX Dreamhomes 4 U, Landstuhl, Kaiserstr. 4, Tel. 01704116990, 06371/6129262, In fo-landstuhl@remax.de New house near RAB and Landstuhl, wonderful BIK, liv/dinring area, 5 Bedroom, 2 1/2, + garage 177sqm, in a nice neighborhood. €1300, Tel: 0152-24757642 Nice energy efficient DuplexHalf, 5 km to RAB, 260 m², 3 BR, 3.5 Baths, BIK, Liv/Din, Studio, Fireplace, Garage, Yard, Patio, Balcony, Sauna, Floor-Heating, No pets, Avail: January 15, 2014, Rent: approx. 2300 Euro + util.Reduced fee!For more information please contact G.I. Bill Pay Service & Real Estate: 06371-465407 or 0160-1065196 or ramstein@gi billpay.com . For further listings please view our website www.gibill pay.com/realestate

House in Mackenbach, for rent, Nice FSH in Schmalenberg, 20 133sqm, 3BR, 1.5bath, BIK, din/ km to Kaiserslautern, 210 m², 5 liv rm, basem, yard. 0177-4590400 BR, 1.75 Baths, 2 BIK, Liv+Din, Basement, In-Law-Suite, 2 GaraHouse in Reichenbach-Steegen, ges, Yard, Fireplace, Pets neg., Horststr. 6, for rent 90sqm 3BR Avail: Now, Rent: 1530 Euro + BIK new gas heating €560 +utl util.Reduced fee!For more infor1month deposit avail now 06371- mation please contact G.I. Bill 62411 or 06371-2715 english spo- Pay Service & Real Estate: 06371ken 465407 or 0160-1065196 or ram House, 220sqm, 1200sqm pro- stein@gibillpay.com . For further perty, terrace, family rm, dinrm, listings please view our website BIK, laundry, 2full baths, 4BR, pri- www.gibillpay.com/realestate vate patio area in the back. Very Nice FSH in Steinbach, 15 km to quiet area, 6miles to RAB westga- RAB, 152 m², 3 BR, 1.75 Baths, te, €1600 +util. Avail now. Call BIK, Pantry, Liv/Din, Basement, Owner 06364-175436 Garage, Yard, Patio, Pets allo-

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Nice townhouse in Ramstein, 150 m², 3 BR, 1.5 Baths, BIK, Liv/ Din, Attic, Patio, underground parking space, Pets neg., Avail: Nov. 15, 2013. Rent: 975 Euro + util. Reduced fee!For more information please contact G.I. Bill Pay Service & Real Estate: 06371465407 or 0160-1065196 or ram stein@gibillpay.com . For further listings please view our website www.gibillpay.com/realestate Oberstaufenbach, 10min to RAB, 215sqm house, 2bath, 5BR, liv/ dinrm, BIK, garage, terrace with garden, €1600 + util, Tel: 0637170668 or 0160-2953805

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Gorgeous House 209m² Liv Space, 1065m² lot, 5 bedrms, liv/ diningroom, built-in kitchen, pantry, fam rm, 2 bath, sauna, entrance video security system, laundry rm, cov balcony, cov patio, outside BBQ, playground, garden house, workshop, own water well, totally fenced, gas heating. Avail. imTownhouse 2min Sembach mediately 295000 Euro. Doris 5Rms BIK 1.5bath 170sqm Drewlow Immobilien, Tel: 06371300sqm-yard terr balc garage ni- 5940059 ce area 15min RAM 0173-3683830 Luxury country - style (Black ForTownhouse, 186sqm, 5 BR, 2Baths, 1 LR/DR, garage, Gasheating, garden, bik, pantry, €1280 mothly rent, utils, garage + costs for gas incl. Deposit 3 monthly rents, 10 min to sembach, 20 min to RAB, Real Estate Agent July Sornberger 017635598944

rest Type) with dbl garage, sauna, infrared cabin, fireplace, partyhouse, heated and lighted swimming pool, sitting on a 3000sqm lot surrounded by trees and located in Trippstadt. Avail. immediately 450000€ Doris Drewlow Immobilien, Tel: 06371-5940059 Near Kaiserslautern: Large house, about 260 sqm, open floor plan, high quality interior, Built in kitchen, built in cabinets in bedrooms, Sauna, 2 Garages, large very private property € 380.000,-RE/MAX Dreamhomes 4 U, Landstuhl, Kaiserstr.4, Tel 01706850060 or 01704116990, 06371/6129262, email wolf gang.wiedmann@remax.de

Welcome to Quirnbach 4-5 BRM, livrm, dinrm, BIK w. dishw; 3 full bath, pantry, full attic, Sat TV, speed DSL, 2 balconies, 1 patio, 1 Garage, 2 carports, (no pets)Ramstein school bus stop RAB School, brand new freestannear the house.1.290,-- € + util. ding house, 15Min. to RAB, 06383-921282 or 01706373048 280sqm., 6 bedrms., 3baths., b.i.k., Patio, floor-heating, yard, HOUSES/APTS garage, yard, 2.100 €uro+util Anne S.Neumann Immobilien4you FOR SALE Pretty bungalow-type house in Tel:01738317162 or 06372803641 All ads and pics on class-world.com Waldfischbach-Burgalben with fiRamstein - school district: freeClose to Ramstein: almost 400 replace, sauna, cellar bar, 3 bestanding, 5 bedr., 2 ½ bath, builtsqm living, 3 Bathr, 5-6 bedr., rat- drooms, 2 1/2 bath, garage which in-kit., living-dingrm., patio, garaher new home, 2 Garages 800 can be entered from the house, ge yard, 2.000,-- € + util sqm property, quiet sideroad € patio, 2 balconies, small but very www.agra-immobilien 06371385.000,--RE/MAX Dreamhomes private garden 249000 Euro, 57656 4 U, Landstuhl, Kaiserstr.4, Tel available now. Doris Drewlow ImRamstein - School: Freest, very 01706850060 or mobilien, Tel: 06371-5940059 big House with a nice view, 6- 01704116990,06371/6129262, Total area (house+green)is 8BR/3BA, balcony, yard, garage email wolfgang.wiedmann@re 452sqm, 3 car places in front of (2 more possible) € 1.845.- + util; max.de house, completely furnished or al0162-1800500 Duplex 140sqm in Queidersbach, so empty by require Phone:

Queidersbach: 4 bedr., 2 ½ bath, living-diningrm., built-in-kit., patio, yard, garage, 1.370,-- € + til www.agra-immobilien.de 0637157656

Ramstein School District: Charming home, quiet area, 4 bedr, 1 ½ bathr, built in kitchen, livingr, diningr, balconies Ne Fee € 1.220,-RE/MAX Dreamhomes 4 U, Landstuhl, Kaiserstr.4, Tel 01706850060 or 01704116990,06371/6129262, email wolfgang.wiedmann@re max.de

Ramstein, nice end-terrace house, 250sqm, 5Bedr., 3Bathr., laundry, patio, yard, garage, available now.pets allowed, 1.750.-€+util, RMImmobilien@t-online.de or 06374-915430 Reichenbach-Steegen: 3 bedr., 2 ½ bath, living-diningrm., carport, patio, yard, 1.250,--€ + util www.agra-Immobilien.de 06371/ 57656 Rodenbach: Cosy Duplex, sunroom, open living/dining/kitchen area, 3BR/2BA € 825,- + util 06371-943311 www.GermaWildImmobilien.de Schwedelbach, FSH, BIK, dinrm, livrm, 3BR, 1.5 baths garage, garden. Granny annexe w/ bik, 1br, livrm, 1bath. Fully furnished possible. Avail now. €1600 obo. 01712194832

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5BR, 2Baths, Liv/Din, Oil-heating, 063867783 20min to RAB, 10min to vogelweh.Real Estate Sornberger 0176- Waldfischbach: 15 min. To Ktown or Landstuhl, rather new 35598944, Price €179.000 1FH, 3-4 bedr, 2 bathr, built in kitFreestanding house, 15Min. to chen, livingroom, floor heated, full RAB, 288sqm., living-space, basement, 1.250 m² property, gre100sqm proberty, 7 bedrms., 3 at view € 289.000,--RE/MAX Drebaths., b.i.k., floor-heating, ter- amhomes 4 U, Landstuhl, Kairace, , Garage fenced yard, Price serstr.4, Tel 01706850060 or 288 000 €uro Anne S. Neumann 01704116990,06371/6129262, Immobilien4you Tel: 0173- email wolfgang.wiedmann@re 8317162 or 06372-803641 max.de FSH in Würzweiler, between RoRestaurant ckenhausen & Kirchheimbolanden, quiet area, 5BR, liv/dinrm, 2 bathrms, 2 guest WCs, 2 biks, gaFamily Turacchio rage, approx 1400sqm garden, Mainzer Str. 5 • 55743 Idar-Oberstein incl separate building suitable for Tel: 06781 - 44049 expansion w/ 3 garages. Open hours: 11:30 a.m. - 02:00 p.m. & 06:00 - 10:00 p.m. €130.000,00 obo. Call 06302-7556

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Landstuhl: 5***** Apartment, Apt No. 2, perfectly located and furnished Whirlpool, Steamshower, Dolby Surround, Boxspring beds All ads and pics on class-world.com www.ferienwohnungen-pech tel.de €90 info@ferienwohnungenWaldmohr Freestanding Dreampechtel.de house, 210Sqm, Pantry, Yard, Floor Heating, Garage, areal 1075 sqm, edge of forest, 3 bedrooms, large dining-livingroom, luxorious AUTOS kitchen, 3 bathrooms, sauna, heaAll ads and pics on class-world.com tet outside pool, garage for 4 cars plus outside parking. €595.000,Immo- Team Jung Tel. 0172Caution: Some KA Classified 6251596, heinzjoachimjung@ ads have become a target gmx.de for scams. Please be cautious if potential buyers offer you payment methods other than cash.




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'10 Acura TSX into our inventory that is in incredible condition. The previous nonsmoking owner may have stacked up the miles on this beauty over the past four years, but they showed this Sedan plenty of TLC in the process. kelly7johnson@hotmail.com

! ! ! ! 1 & 2 BDR Luxury Temp Apts TLA/TDY in Ramstein. 100% equipped including TV, DVD, free Internet, washer/dryer, free calls to USA. reservation / questions call: 0151-46501528 / mail:info@ ramstein-tla.com / www.ramsteintla.com / www.facebook.de/ram- 1998 Volvo v70 GLT. Euro spec, 5 speed, 150K miles, accident/ steintla rust free, passed inspection Dec !!!!!1234 BR 5 star American ma- 2. Hunter green with beige leather naged TLAs nr Vogelw, Ramstein interior, AWESOME mileage, suKleber. www.tlakmc.org or per reliable, classic boxy body stytlakmc@yahoo.com pets welcome le. $2500. Call 015154603874. 017631600012 2001 BMW - 316ti Compact, sporty, 175,000 km, 115 hp, fami#1 TLA @ Ramstein - Lg suites, ly owned, BMW maintained, winAFN, PC, Wi-Fi, free calls;pets ok! ter and summer tires, A/C, heated www.facebook.com/ramsteinlod front seats, BMW Business Radio ging or Tel. 01791456657 with CD player, fun to drive! 3,250 Euros or best offer.herrmann_kl@ 2 bedroom apartment awesome web.de furnished/equipped with TV, washer/dryer, microwave etc.Beauti- 2001 Rault Cleo, Other, Renault ful and quiet area, with nice view, Cleo, 96, Great Condition. Low near forest and lake, close to KM. Tuv Good for another six RAB.Large living room with open months. Great on Gas. 5 Speed. BIK, balcony, bath with tub, guest Price Neg. Must Sale ASAP, WC, storage space, free Wlan In- $2000, kseonline@hotmail.com ternet, parking space off street, Housing Approved 2003 BMW 320i, 78.000miles, first owner, garage kept, automaApt / TLA close to RAB & LRMC tic air control, black, sun roof, fully furn wshr/dryer, TV, internet park alarm, good condition, oppt. Long term rental possib. €3200, 0176-84498344 €25/day / €650 mnth 01782004 Land Rover Freelander 4D 3492565 4x4 SE for SALE by KaiserslauBeautiful TLA House, www.beauti tern.Good condition, third owner, clean Title, ful-tlf.jimdo.com, 5min to RAB, NON-Smoking, 4bedr, fullyfurnished, 0176/ 76000miles.Got a small tune-up and new battery last month.Price 39755130 €3600 Contactinfo-frenette.c@hot KL - nice apt 100sqm, 2bath, mail.com 2BR, lg livrm, fully furn, 3km north of KL-downtown, next to forest & 2006 Audi A-8 Quattro! Super fields €400 weekly or €1100 incl Clean!! Silver Color! Tan Leather! util Call the Uhrig family 0170- Great Service History! Long Wheel Base! Loaded! Navigation! 8415245 Super Nice ride! For more informaLandstuhl 4****Tla, Info: tla-land- tion Contact Lawrence and Maria stuhl.com, cornelia-60@web.de at (39) 3466494965 OR Email mtjfri ulana@googlemail.com asking PriTel.06371/912977 ce 17,000 Euro

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2007 Grand Cherokee Limited. Leather, sunroof, loaded. 5.7 Hemi, Quadra-drive II. Nice condition inside and out. 73,000 miles $18,500.00 OBOemail for photos: john.l.fouch2.civ@mail.mil 2010 Dodge Charger, Black with Chrome trim, V-6 3.5L engine, mileage under 25k, leather/heated seats, power windows. Passed inspection in Oct 2013. Worth $20500, asking $17500, call 015774883495. 2010 Nissan Sentra, Very nice car. 75000 miles, Automatic transmission. Almost like new condition, Drive great in all road conditions. Very good gas millage. Ph:0152 389 741 86, $8,500.00, jcambr@yahoo.com 2010 Wrangler Sport, automatic, power windows, 3 pc hard top. Factory running boards, light guards, tow hitch with wiring.45,000 miles. Excellent condition inside and out 18,700.00 OBO email for photos john.l.fouch2.civ@mail.mil 2011 Dethleff camper. First owner. Used one summer. Comes with full kitchen, full bath, AC in front and back. TV, satellite. Big garage. Space for 6 people to sleep. And more extras. Call 015125207361 2013 Volvo XC60 AWD, Fully loaded with European Nav. maps, Panoramic Glass Sunroof, Climate Pack, Blind-spot Information System + Power Folding Mirrors Electric Silver/Black Leather, 23,000 miles ONLY $33,995.Contact: info@capitolmotors.com 0631-351700 Audi 100 model 1998, stick shift, w/ CD Stereo, AC, power doors, breaks, runs great, in good condition € 1.200 obo winter speical, New tires, new oil change, new inspec, 06306-1750 or 017624347031 Audi A3 1.9 TDI, 105PS, built year 2005, 146.000 km, black, 8200€. 0170-1636176 BMW 318i, automatic, automatic A/C, cruise control, heated seats, power window, silver, new winter & summer tire (summer tire never used) 8 alloy rims, 18 inch tires, very good condition, 53,000 miles, €2900, Call: 0176-22858442 BMW 320 coupe, 1200VB, black cosmos metallic, built year 1994, 216000km, 150PS, TÜV until 12/ 2013, lowered 60/40, Brock B1 Rims. 0157-78820343 BMW X3 automatic, 2003 blackmetallic sport-motor 231 PS gasoline full fittings:with telephone-station, navigation, seat-heater in the two front seats, air conditioner, panoramic glass roof, and more...182000 km=~ 113090 miles, schroeder.vrmm@gmail.com

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Toyota Prius Hybrid 1,5 2007 air conditioning, head airbags, new tires, 1 year warranty, 6.680,- Euro with VAT-Form, Autowelt GmbH your Toyota-Dealer in Kaiserslautern, Phone:0631-3521115 We buy cars / all makes! Accident, broken down, Honda, Toyota - great prices! Open Mon-Sun call until 10pm 0173-4201553 or 0631-3579286 or E-Mail: Tonicars56@yahoo.de

Basketball hoop for children, Beautiful hand-made purple/pink black and red, approx 3feet tall, felt flower brooch, perfect $10, Call: 017622987498 stocking stuffer, can be pinned on jackets, scarves, bags and more. Beautiful Genuine Lead Crystal Absolutely wow! €12, jenniferwil Glass Set consisting of :12 Red king@hotmail.com Wine, 12 White Wine, 12 Port Wine, 6 Cognac, 6 Champagne Flu- WALSH AGENCY tes, 6 Champagne Coupe, 6 Liwww.kmc-insurance.com queur, 8 Water, €150, francuml@ LICENSED ADAC OFFICE FULL ENGLISH SERVICE yahoo.com Beautiful hand-made felt shoulder bag in purple with flower design, medium size, perfect x-mas present. Check out www.classworld.com for pics, €25, jenniferwil king@hotmail.com


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Mercedes E320,00, Automatic, 142000 km, with alloy wheels, leather interior, DVDs in headrests, extra-fully loaded, & perfect mechanically!!! Super nice car! $8400 (or 6200 Euros) Wiesbaden, 017669350-983. Opel Astra 2.2 16v Coupe. Build year 2001, 5 speed, gasoline, 3dr, trailer hitch, gray metallic, AC, Radio/cd player, elect windows, keyless entry, €2100 Tel: 017684642942 Tires, Kumho 225 60 R16 102 H XL M + S ALL Season $350 Used for 2 months before Van had to be scrapped. C: 015121481670 H: 063759946688Set of 4 on Ford 5 lug 15" rims., $350.00, charlesthalmann3@gmail.com Toda K20A Valve Spring Set. Original price $400. Toda racing parts. Never used Asking $275 Ph.017622987498 / isabell_1_98@ yahoo.com

Keyboard from ASUS, black, with number pad, brand new, neMOTORCYCLES ver used before! coemser@ gmail.com, €5, coemser@ All ads and pics on class-world.com gmail.com Keyboard from Saitek, grey, KeyCaution: Some KA Classified board from Saitek, grey, with numads have become a target ber pad, great condition! coem for scams. Please be cau- ser@gmail.com, €5, coemser@ tious if potential buyers offer gmail.com you payment methods other Not the hd decoder. Pick up vothan cash. gelweh housing, aphallenbeck@ 2009 BMW, GS 1200cc, brand gmail.com new mint condition, 10000miles, Raven Max / Sirius Retro Synthewith sattle bags, tank bag, and sizers each 650. The Raven is a windshield, $13000, Call 0162- master keyboard (with Max extension). Sirius is a techno workstati2766420 on with vocoder and much more. Razor MX350 Dirt Rocket, 2012, Both devices are in nearly new New ConditionScaled-down, elec- condition. Including original intric-powered dirt bikeHigh-torque struction and operation manuals. motor12" pneumatic knobby tires 0157-89138494 Authentic dirt bike frame geometryRetractable kickstandSpeeds Sky-HD Satellite Receiver, Skyup to 14MPH C: 015121481670 HD Satellite receiver with controller. Used 22 months in UK. Not H: 063759946688 used in Germany. 135 euros. bbfromss@yahoo.com Stearing wheel "Microsoft SideANNOUNCEMENTS winder Force Feedback" for your All ads and pics on class-world.com PC! Love to play auto games? Wanna feel like yr r driving for reI am a PhD student of African Dia- al? Then dont miss this!, pics on spora history at New York Univer- class-world.com, €45, coemser@ sity. For my dissertation research gmail.com I am looking to interview black Works well to get basic channels, American military women (spouaphallenbeck@gmail.com ses as well as servicewomen, nurses and teachers) who spent time in Germany between 1945 and 1980. Please contact Felicitas at FOR SALE fr527@nyu.edu. All ads and pics on class-world.com

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BMW 320d Model 2005, 6spd manual, 5 doors, starblue metalic, 2 owners, non smoking car, power doors-mirrors-windowsbrakes-sunroof, CD/Radio, AC, ABS, HDH, new breakes, oil change & tires - on alloy rims. New inspection. Very well maintained, with books, Garage kept, very good condition, only € 5.250 obo. Call 0172-6762717 Calibra V6, long distances and garage car. 170 PS (2495 cm). 133.000km, no accidents, sport suspension, 17? AZEV tires, sport exhaust, ABS, Traction Control, Airbags, power windows, air condition, power door locks, etc. (0)176 / 22843089 Complete set of winter tires185/ 65 R 14 T on 4 lug rims (MJ214x5.5JJ) only 8,000 miles drivenasking 200.00 $call 0160 90320776 Ford, F-150, 2006, Price is negotiable 4x2, XLT, tow package, aftermarket alarm (auto start), in dash DVD, running boards, super extended cab, aprox. 87k . Must sell due to retiring., $14,000, Johnlowe345@gmail.com Infiniti FX 35 all wheel drive, us model, white, 5dr, automatic, A/C, has all the extras, the full package, electric moon roof, build year 2006, new brakes, new suspension, new wheels, passed inspect guaranty next inspect 2014, €13500 obo, Call: 0151-66048136 Kumho Tires, Kumho 225 60 R16 102 H XLM + S All Season $350 Used for 2 months before Van had to be scrapped.C: 015121481670 H: 063759946688Set of 4 on Ford 5 lug 15? rims., $350.00, charlesthalmann3@gmail.com

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$$$ Cash Paid For Stereos$$$ Turntables, Cassette Decks, Speakers, Amplifiers, Reel to Reel, Laserdisc/CD/DVD players ETC! Willing to discuss all. Please let me know what you have. Call Scott 0160 9753 8888 / powersweep@ yahoo.com 26" Panasonic HDTV, SA-BT770 Wireless 3D BLU-RAY Surround Home Theater with iPod dock and a wall mount for TV. ***** $489 value for only $315!!(35% off) *****cliffelrod@yahoo.com 26" Panasonic HDTV, SA-BT770 Wireless 3D BLU-RAY Surround Home Theater with iPod dock and a wall mount for TV.***** $489 value for only $315!!(35% off) ***** cliffelrod@yahoo.com Best Christmas Ever! Wii w/2 controllers, 2 steering wheels, 1 nun-chuck, 2 Wii Sing Karoake mics, Wii Fit fitness board and Guitar Hero Guitar & 13 games. 110/240 Cords! Can send pics! Call 0151 4664 5395 email stvvee@sbcgobal.net Camerabag Crumpler "Messenger bag" for digital mirror reflex camera and equipment. Only used once, original price EURO 100, €50 OBO, pics on classworld.com, coemser@gmail.com

Caution: Some KA Classified ads have become a target for scams. Please be cautious if potential buyers offer you payment methods other than cash. 220 volt iron and ironing board. Contact Eric and Mia at 063759949674., $30, eyates9761@aol.com 4 summer tires, Ford Mustang, Hancook, 245/45z/R17, 2 years old, also new, driven one summer season. 01723564442 A large variety of boys clothing. Pick out five either pants or shirt or both for only $20. Age 2 to 7, 017622987498 An adjustable full-size bassinet allows you to keep baby closer longer. Diaper changing table with wipe clean fabrics that resist mess during changes. Easily converts to a portable playard. Signature Graco® push-button fold makes closing your playard quick and hassle-free. Airy mesh on all sides for maximum ventilation. Convenient carrying bag for nofuss travel and storage. New price: 129.99, selling for $95, 06374944368 or 0176-55247077 or email Doris.Koenig@gmx.de Antique Tin Pot - very old - passed down from my grandfather. $40. See pictures at www.classworld.eu E-mail s.vogl75@web.de Art Nouveau furniture over 100 years old. A variety of items, grandfather clock (Harmonium), crystal glasses, Murano glasses, Meisner porcelain figurines, 200 years old, coffee and Tea set. Call: 0177-5211480 Mens leather shoe, size 10 1/2, Worn twice. Call: 0176-22987498

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Collectors Cups, Beautiful Collectors Cups Set consisting of Cup, saucer and cake plate.Each set decorated in a different Gold plated pattern. €10 per set or €200 for all 25 sets, francuml@ya Boys winter boots, size 30, hoo.com brand Bama bought at Marken Custom-made children's kinderSchuh, asking $15, 017622987498 garten bag with name. Send me a Brand new teal (green/blue) satin message if you are interested in a high heels with T-bar. Never worn unique bag for your child. Perfect - straight out of the box. US size present. All bags are made using 8.5 (euro 39). Ordered by mistake wet-felting technique with sheep and unable to return - $15. wool, soap and water only! € neg, depending on design, jenniferwil michelle_purse@hotmail.com king@hotmail.com Winter boots for boys, size 30, Designer Hand bag. George Gina $20, Call: 017622987498 and Lucy. Used twice. Paid 160 euros for the bag. €100 017622987498 Relax, Ayurveda Massage Dress shoes for boys, size 13, PHILIPP-REIS-STR. 9 Perfect for church or special oc66849 LANDSTUHL cassions. $10. 017622987498 Please call for appointment $525 and only wore it twice. Well taken care of and comes with original packaging. Get her something nice for Christmas! Serious inquiries only please.orijenelle@ya hoo.com


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Candleholder: Nice candleholder for 4 tea lights. Perfect for your living room!, €8, pics on classworld.com, coemser@gmail.com

Collection of leather bound, siBeautiful Polish tea service still w/ gned by the author, 1st edition authentic labels. I bought when I books, mint cond. Over 100 diffewas in Poland. Call: 0177-6036101 rent books. Authors include: NorBig/tall red glass vase, perfect to man Mailer, William F. Buckley, put on the floor. Highlight nice flo- Joseph Heller, Elie Wiesel, Donald wers with this beautiful vase and Mc Dunne, John Updicke, Tom give your liv/din rm a nice touch!, Wolfe, etc. $ 15.000 - serious inquiries only! Call: 0631-940213 or €5, coemser@gmail.com Bought this watch last month for 0151-270-19822

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Eco warrior shoulder bag, handmade felt, environmentally friendly bag made using only wool, water and soap, €25, jenniferwilking@hot mail.com

Engleby from Sebastian Faulks! Great book., €2, pic on classworld.com, coemser@gmail.com Felt bag, gorgeous grey handmade felt bag with blue design, medium size, €30, jenniferwilking@ hotmail.com Fender type Telecaster electric guitar. Masterbuilt, professional instrument. Excellent sound spectrum and tonal qualities. Must see and try! Tom at 0172 35 64442 For Sale, Men's dress pants, German sizes 25 and 26, or 36/31 and 38/31, light/dark shades of grey, almost new, brands: Jake's, Gilberto, Paolo Negrato, Brisal, $15 ea, contact: ckab2001@ya hoo.com Four alabaster Christmas plates from Studio Dante di Volteradici. Fine condition/Original boxes & Documents.Silent Night, Holy Night;Joy to the World;Hark the Herald Angels;We 3 Kings$20ea/ $75all4.tomcjones@t-online.de or 06209-797276 Foxy lady, small felt shoulder bag with fox design. Discover your wild side! All bags are completely environmentally friendly made with wool, soap and water only!€25, jenniferwilking@hot mail.com Fussball Table in excellent condition for sale. $80 OBO. Contact 06302-984960 Green suede handbag. With three compartments. Zipper top. $20 0176-22987498 please leave a message if I do not answer. Handbag "Alexander": Brown, leather bag, hardly used, perfect condition! €8, pics on classworld.com, coemser@gmail.com

Handbag "clutch style": Love to go out and dont want to use a big handbag? Dont miss out on this small, black bag. Perfect for going out at night!, €8, pics on classworld.com, coemser@gmail.com Handbag "Esprit brand": Small bad, black leather, ideal if you only need to carry few things around with you like purse, cell phone etc., €10, pics on classworld.com, coemser@gmail.com Handbag: Classy black leather bag. Hardly used, perfect condition!, pics on class-world.com, €20, coemser@gmail.com I am selling a Sunbed from Dr. Kern Modell NGR 241. The light tubes were exchanged and ran for approx. 300 hours. Also have avail 300 hours light tubes. (The new tubes run up tp 600 hours.) I am selling the sunbed for someone. The light tubes can be bought at ebay or directly from Dr. Kern. One or two tubes are possibly defect and need to be replaced. Bought for 3500 to 4000 DM. If you are interested please contact us, the sunbed is located in Kaiserslautern, Tel: 0176-55 24 70 77 06374-944368 (Doris) Jacket "Stones", perfect for men to wear in fall, 100% cotton, perfect condition, size 54 (german), €40, pics on class-world.com, coemser@gmail.com King bed with mattress and frame, good condition, like new, computer desk, Persian rugs, 9x12, and 9x12, small area rugs, oval walnut table, closet, white curtains, clothes for children and adults. Tel. 06374-5465 Kookai dress, size 40, $30, chiffron material, purple, pink, and beige, worn once, 017622987498, see class world for pictures. Lace dress, eggshell/offwhite, size 6, never worn. For wedding/ prom/summer night out. $50; 017622987498 or isabell_1_98@ya hoo.com Pic on www.classworld.eu does not do justice. Beautiful dress. Ladies Bag For Sale, Cole Haan Ladies bag, brown, not used (unwanted gift), costs over $200, will sell for $75 or best offer. Will make a great Christmas present. Photo attached. Please contact ckab2001@yahoo.com. Laney GH50L all valve top guitar amplifier and 4x12 Laney speaker cabinet. Brand new, never left the living room. Amazing sound possibilities. Serious offers and details at 01723564442 Lots of fashion jewerly for sale, earrings, bracelets, necklaces, from €1 to €5, see class world for pictures, 017622987498 PCSing. Giving away several large and smaller indoor plants, 1 rocking chair, 1 indoor/outdoor water feature, 1 TV set. Contact 06302-984960 or mpreston16@hot mail.com Pink and white snake skin purse, not real. pics on www.classworld.eu isabell_1_98@yahoo.com Porcelain dolls, over 100 to choose from, all dressed. Price Obo Call: 0176-90796039 Pore Cleanser from Tchibo, only used once, perfect condition, works great to get a clear skin!, €8, pic on class-world.com, coem ser@gmail.com

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Comfortable 3-Seat and 2-Seat Sofa Set in excellent condition. Cushion and pillow covers remoPERSONAL vable and washable. Matching All ads and pics on class-world.com carpet included. Sold separately if desired. $200 OBO. Contact Are you my Mr. Right? Please wri06302-984960 te me to find out.I am a german woman with 40 years and Custom Made Wood Bar, Cu5'7".Are you 6'0" or taler, around stom made wood bar including my Age, dosn't matter if black or six stools, sink, and tap, plus lighWhite as Long you'r honest, than ting. Small refridgerator which exwrite me with Picture.spieleinsel@ actly fits the bar available for seweb.de parate purchase. $725, mkomara7@yahoo.com Harley friends, Lookin for friends, female/male who likes harleys, German Sideboard and High- works on them, who are into Rock board for Sale. Oak-rustic color, music, good food, havin fun, solid wood. Great condition! New BBQ, beeing outside and enjoying €1200 each, now selling for €200 a good time together. Just email each! Call: 0176-907-96039 me and we will see when we can meet.2wheelmechanic@web.de I give away my couch for free! 80cm x 1.74cm x 76cm. Cushion CHRISTMAS IS RIGHT is slightly worn out but still very AROUND THE CORNER! comfortable and looks nice with a cover. I also have a matching armchair. 0151-67603628. See www.class-world.com for pictures

The Swarovski Pierrot measures 8". This is the first edition of "Masquerade" series. Retired in 1999. Pics on www.class-world.eu isabell_1_98@yahoo.com Tommy Hilfiger Jacket for men, great condition, 100% cotton, size 54, €50, pics on classworld.com, coemser@gmail.com Transformers, Multiple 220 volt transformers. 4 X 300 watt for $40 each and 1 X 75 watt for $20. Contact Eric and Mia at 063759949674., $40, eyates9761@aol.com T-Shirt "America", perfect condition, like new, size small!, €8, pics on class-world.com, coemser@ gmail.com

Wooden bookshelf. See photo on KA classifieds web page. Contact Eric and Mia at 063759949674., $150, eyates9761@aol.com


Documents for Sale! USA and CSA documents, coins of Germany and China, private collection, FOR SALE for sale piece by piece. Call betAll ads and pics on class-world.com ween 4-7pm 0152-25194313 (DaProm dress or for weddings, vid Frank) green pastel color, size 36/38. Werther International, winter Back of dress is open with two jacket for men, brown leather and strapes held by a gem. Call: 100% lambskin. Perfect conditi017622987498 on, size 58 (german size)! €50 Pumps "Easy Spirit", black, per- OBO, pics on class-world.com, fect condition, only used once! Si- coemser@gmail.com ze 8.5 M, €8, pics on class- Wine Rack/Holder, holds six bottworld.com, coemser@gmail.com les, attractive metal finish, fits perPumps "Life", black, hardly fectly in a small, narrow space. worn, great condition, size 9M!, $10; 0163-330-5535 or john@ad €8, coemser@gmail.com vantipro.de Razor MX350, 2012, Scaleddown, electric-powered dirt bikeHigh-torque motor12" pneumatic FURNITURE knobby tires Retractable kickAll ads and pics on class-world.com standSpeeds of up to 14 MPHDirt Rocket maximum weight capaci- 1800 Armoire from Lorraine, Franty:140 lbs.New Condi- ce - original!Solid Oak with IntionC:015121481670 layers and Carvings, 2 Doors, 2 H:06375994668 Drawers.Height: 85" Width: 60" Sandals "Life", black, always Depth: 25"To be picked up near loved to wear them. Great with Ramstein (Niedermohr) for 2480 classy, fancy, trendy dresses or Euro OBO, private sale. Call 0172pants. Size 8.5M, €8, coemser@ 9733924. gmail.com Antique 100 y.o. German china Selling two Fender Stratocaster cabinet, matching dining table electric guitars. Never left the hou- with 4 chairs. See photo on KA se, top condition. One is a classifieds web page. Contact collector's item. Serious offers Eric and Mia at 063759949674., and details at 01723564442 €950, eyates9761@aol.com Set of three pink vases, different Antique Bench, Antique bench shapes but matching in color, per- with cushion seat, storage space fect for shabby-chic feature or to and wheels. See photo on KA upcycle. €10, jenniferwilking@hot classifieds web page. Contact mail.com Eric and Mia at 063759949674., Small grey felt shoulder bag with €700, eyates9761@aol.com mushroom design, perfect gift, Antique cabinet, restored anti€20 jenniferwilking@hotmail.com que cabinet. 3 doors with mirror. Striped hand-made felt shoulder 140cm wide, 2m high. Solid bag, large, perfect fall trend co- wood. To be picked up in Kaiserslors, perfect gift, €30, jenniferwil lautern. €350, drdos331@ king@hotmail.com gmail.com Swarovski Crystal - Attention col- Antique corner desk. See photo lectors! All retired pieces reduced on KA classifieds web page. Conto half their value, All pieces over tact Eric and Mia at 20years old! Prices greatly redu- 063759949674., €150, ced! Great gift for any special oc- eyates9761@aol.com casion! Private collection!The last two Retired pieces., whale, turtle. Antique French armiore with mirCall for info: 06332-41560 bet- ror doors. Louis IV style. See phoween 2pm to 9pm. Can deliver to to on KA classifieds web page. Contact Eric and Mia at RAB! 063759949674. , €800, Swarovski, silver, crystal, trilogy eyates9761@aol.com masquerade, 1999-2001, w/crystal signs & displays, 899€ obo Antique French buffet. year 1890 Henry II style. See photo on KA Call: 0162-2762421 classifeds web page. Contact Eric Sweatshirt von GAP, perfect conand Mia at 063759949674., dition, like new. Size small., €7, €1000, eyates9761@aol.com pics on class-world.com, coem Antique French sofa. See photo ser@gmail.com The Notebook from Nicholas on KA classifieds web page. ConEric and Mia at Sparks - wonderful book!, €3, pic tact €200, on class-world.com, coemser@ 063759949674., eyates9761@aol.com gmail.com E

Antique secretary desk. See photos on KA classifieds web page. Contact Eric and Mia at 063759949674., €120, eyates9761@aol.com

Beautiful sideboard, cherrywood veneer The sideboard is in very good condition with normal signs of usage. Very decorative, beautiful eye-catcher for your home. 97cm high, 193cm wide, 37cm deep, €350, drdos331@gmail. chippendale table, for living room, length 117 cm, width 83 cm, height 59 cm 70 to be picked up in Ktown70, fridolin50@web.de Designer glass coffee table from Interia, $130, Very study Solid wood frame. Call: 06374-944828

Moving sale, Love seat like new, bought in August.Two identical white cabinets, like new., $, clau diamrichmond@gmail.com Nice vintage kitchenshelf or cupboard. Solid wood with rail to hang towels. 89cm wide, 60cm high, 18cm deep, €120, drdos331@gmail.com

Chiko busco chika, Single Latin American guy seeks a nice young lady 30-45, Spanish, European, or American, for friendship, fun, and possibly more if all goes well.. Email: 1pablito2@gmail.com

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Oak rocking chair. See photo on KA classifieds web page. Contact Eric and Mia at 063759949674., $80, eyates9761@aol.com Original Black Forrest, strikes every full & half hour, fridolin50@ web.de Original oil painting by Paul MorroOil on canvas. The subject is a colorful bouquet of flowers in a gray vase.The picture is framed with a broad, elaborate wooden frame. 85 x 95cm. Purchased 1978 now only €590, drdos331@ gmail.com Real leather couch, red, very comfortable, L shape, original price was €3000. Asking $1000 obo. Seats 6 - 7 people. Appr. 3 years old. 270x270cm, 0631/5208312 or alexander.fett@fm-kl.de Red Leather sofa and Kid bed lot, Leather sofa, seats two and a kid bed with slates and mattress, comes with small night stand too. Must sale asap., $250, kseonline@ hotmail.com

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Center Manager, USO Warrior Center Landstuhl Regional Medical Center Description/Job Summary: The Center Manager will manage all aspects of the day-to-day operations of the center to ensure first-class support of wounded / injured / ill service members at LRMC. Responsibilities/Duties • Provide active leadership in procurement and growth of financial and other in-kind resources necessary for center operations. • Recruit, supervise, train, develop, and recognize staff and volunteers. • Oversee the successful planning, coordination, and execution of daily morale-enhancing programs within an established budget. • Seek, develop, maintain, and improve relationships with the US military and with persons, organizations, and groups that support the center’s many programs. • Ensure that the center always remains clean, safe, welcoming, and well-maintained and that all assets are functional and up-to-date. • Prepare, review, and deliver financial, operational, and statistical reports within established deadlines. • Interact with patients and familiarize them with the center and its many offerings. Required Qualifications: • Bachelor’s Degree in business or related field. • 3-5 years experience in a supervisory role. Ability to effectively manage, lead, motivate, mentor, and develop employees and volunteers. • Exceptional interpersonal and customer service skills. • Demonstrated initiative/self-motivation, attention to detail, and organizational and time management skills. • Demonstrated proficiency in written and oral communications as well as knowledge of various software programs including but not limited to Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. • Willingness and ability to regularly work non-standard hours (late evenings, holidays and weekends). • Must be a strong advocate of the USO’s mission to support active duty military and their families. • Public speaking experience is preferred. • Must be able to lift and carry items weighing up to 50 pounds. • Must have USAREUR driver’s license. Details: • This position is located on Landstuhl Regional Medical Center. • Preference will be given to local candidates within commuting distance. • Relocation assistance is not provided for this position. • Resume and cover letter are required for full consideration.

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Offering a puppy finding service for US families here in Germany, PERSONAL would love to help you find your puppy.Make sure you can afford All ads and pics on class-world.com a dog and its costs when PCS'ing.Puppies won't be shipWarm hearted great or not ped, pick up is must! ellaspuppyfin 35year old black lady with a geneding@gmail.com ral start of friendship seeking to find a happy relationship. Ann LOST & maire.hamann@googlemail.com

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There have been reports of pets being sold from breeding facilities that are not managed at the highest professional standards. Please choose your pet carefully. Make sure you check the credentials of the people selling the pet, and get proper paperwork showing shots and/ or other proof of healthy condition. For further advice, consult your Veterinarian. Australian Shepherd Puppies black tri and redtri, born Nov.5, to sell at end of year, from vet â‚Ź 500,- 06375 993324 German Shepherd puppies with papers, long hair, for sale. Vacc, chipped, wormed. Call 015227016331 or 06304-3489897

Reward for my lost iPhone 5 32GB (in a hot pink & white case)! Last seen in the fields of Ramstein-Miesenbach on Sunday, 24 Nov 2013. Pls call KC @ 01511943-1475 or e-mail kchaiart23@ yahoo.com if found! Many thanks for any help!! - KC



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AaronHouse cleaning, yard, trash/junk&handyman servs.We Havaneser Yorky mix, 2 male are all in one services you need to puppies, veterinary examined, deget the job done.015141373775 wormed and vaccinated. 06383Your dirt is our duty! More info @ 5059 www.gibsonslist.com

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Professional medical /legal, &c translations.Call 0631-37328201 Franz.Thomann@kabelmail.de Surprise your friends and loved ones with one of our fabulous Christmas baskets with different varieties of our wines. For orders and further information please contact Melanie Bristol - Melovin Vino at 0171-1974261 or mela nie.bristol@melovin-vino.com or visit www.melovin-vino.com or www.class-world.com. Sworn translators for official documents: +49 911 23980610 or translations@medi-lingua.de Translator/Interpreter Certified KL., near Vogelweh. Reasonable rates. Call: 0631-54440 Voice lessons (experienced professional singer, BM) 06372508747 or ellen@iocanto.com Weekly - BI-weekly & PCS Cleaning Cell: 0160-91948691 InspGuaranteed E-Mail cthompson@tonline.de www.cthompson-clea ning.com

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New Challenge for Baseball / Softball Coaches!! The River Bandits Baseball and Softball Team, located in SaarbrĂźcken (A6, 30min from KL) is looking for coaches for both teams and also players. Please contact: ste fan.frantz@sfr-consult.de or call 0171-8634083

Clock repair & antique clock sales. Hermann Lieser, Ludwigstr. Rock band is looking for a practi32, Landstuhl 06371-2637 ce room in the KMC area. 0631German all levels, Mr. Vollmer, 5208312 Ramstein, call: 063719524381, Yoga Club and Yoga Academy, www.deutschvollmer.de English-Spanish-German-speaHouse Cleaning or Hair Braiding - king, buys books and DVDs on Call Khisa 06374-805015 or cell: Yoga in English and/or Spanish 0170-6447943 015150127040 and 016069439449




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CAPSULE COFFEE MACHINE EDG 305 BG BLACK-GRAY Ź 15 bar pump pressure Ź For hot and cold drinks Ź Machine turns off automatically Ź VARIABLE CUP VOLUME Item no: 1737656




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