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December 21, 2012

December 21, 2012

Kaiserslautern American

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Volume 36, number 51

It’s beginning to feel a lot like ‘Fitmas’ by Airman 1st Class Jordan Castelan 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs


he holidays are a time for family and feasting for many in the KMC. However, it can also be a time to win the war against those extra holiday pounds, which KMC members did this year with help from the Ramstein Southside Fitness Center and its Fitmas program. The Fitmas program took place Dec. 1 to 15. KMC mem-

bers were given a total of 19 classes to choose from. The free classes began as early as 6 a.m. and ended as late as 8:15 p.m. Programs ranged from cardio kickboxing and indoor cycling, to Zumba, pilates and a core-focused Delicious Abs class. Fitmas isn’t just about personal goals, it’s a family affair. “Families show up here. It’s not just an all-for-one mentality,” said Staff Sgt. Kedist Burnett, Delicious Abs instructor. “Parents See FITMAS, Page 3

Paratroopers airdrop toys for children during holiday jump by Staff Sgt. Warren W. Wright Jr. 21st TSC Public Affairs

Photo by Airman 1st Class Hailey Haux

Happy Holidays

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


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. 11!


Santa Claus visits military members and their children at the 86th Maintenance Group holiday party Dec. 14 on Ramstein. The 86th MXG celebrated the season by decorating a C-130J as Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer and serving milk and cookies to Santa and all his helpers. The party provided a way for the 86th MXG members and their families to have fun and foster relationships.

ALZEY, Germany — More than 130 paratroopers, comprised of Soldiers, Airmen and partner nation jumpers, airdropped toys and performed an airborne jump during the fourth annual Operation Toy Drop Dec. 13 at the Alzey Drop Zone. Operation Toy Drop is an annual event sponsored by U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern’s Army Community Service and coordinated by the 21st Theater Sustainment Command’s 5th Quartermaster Detachment. Toys were provided by the jumping service members and

Introducing the KMC’s newest residents, Page 20

Throw down with Brazilian jujitsu, Page 29

Photo by Spc. Iesha Howard

Santa Claus hands out a present during the 5th Quartermaster’s Operation Toy Drop Dec. 13 at the Alzey Drop Zone.

donated to ACS for use in their yearly holiday toy shop, where families in need are able to select toys to be given to their children this holiday season. “It’s cool because all of these


See TOY DROP, Page 6

As of Dec. 18


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December 21, 2012

Every Airman a Sensor by Gen. Philip M. Breedlove USAFE-AFAFRICA commander


would like to have a few moments of your time to tell you something of great concern to me. I have had the privilege of serving in the Air Force for 35 years and there is nothing more important to me as your commander than your safety and your welfare. I recently began visiting your wings and many have heard me say that every Airman is a sensor. Let me explain what I mean by this and

what I’m asking you to do. By now most of you have seen news reports about sexual assaults and suicides in our Air Force. In my heart I know you agree with me that these incidents are tragic and often preventable. This is where you enter the picture. “Every Airman a Sensor” is focused on empowering you to act when you suspect a fellow Airman may fall prey to a sexual predator or when you see signs of suicide. It signals a fundamental shift toward a more proactive posture. Essentially, I want you to take the offensive and help attack two of

our most troublesome problems. Our Air Force has changed drastically since its creation, and I’ve witnessed our force adapt to countless challenges since I took the oath in 1977. However, one thing remains the same; an Airman’s uncompromising bond to fellow service members is rock solid, whether on the battlefield, in the shop or in the squadron. Now, more than ever, there is nothing more important than being there for friends, co-workers and family members who need help. You are the key.

I’m asking the entire USAFEAFAFRICA team to step up, step in and be part of the solution. Granted, telling a sexual predator to back off or helping someone who is distressed may make you feel uncomfortable. But that is what I am empowering you to do. Be a sensor, trust your instincts and take action! I’m counting on you to go on the offensive. If we play defense against suicides and sexual assaults we are going to lose. There is no place in our Air Force for these tragedies. Do what Airmen do — fight and win.

Avoiding the quick fix, embracing satisfying work by Chief Master Sgt. Jacob Dunbar 786th Civil Engineer Squadron



ome folks say they would like a peaceful and stress-free life where everything comes together as planned. No surprises and no uncertainty would be just fine. Not having any responsibility or having to face any consequences would be OK, too. Though we may at times feel the need for a break, life without challenges would be boring. Most of us have a desire to be tested; we are never satisfied, we are always craving something. We want more and demand more of ourselves. When the current position is not good enough, we are driven to improve our situation.

The Quick Fix

Some of us think everything needs to be done right away and we have little or no patience to wait out the process. Likewise, we believe problems must be fixed now, but when they are not, we give up or revert to shortcuts. Often we continue to conduct business inefficiently because that is the easy choice. Though the current system causes us much grief, the belief is no change equates to no additional work.

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We think correcting the issues will be too hard or take too much time. We gravitate toward quick fixes, fads, diets and cutting corners because we are too impatient to follow normal procedures or develop sustainable practices. We tend to expend more time talking about the issues and searching for remedies rather than correcting the situation. The funny thing is some of us already have the answers, we just don’t apply them. Even though we go through the trouble to avoid doing more, it doesn’t help. We still end up with same problems and same frustrations. The time we took trying to elude doing the right thing could have been better spent fixing the issues. Reality has a way of bringing us back to where we started. When we look around and it seems like we are spinning wheels and not going anywhere, that is an indication that we chose the wrong course. Change does not come easy; it requires a commitment to start the process, stay the course and see it through. Taking the time to assess problems, create solutions and adhere to procedures may seem time-consuming; however, in the long run, it frees up opportunities to concentrate on other things. We give up a little now to gain a lot more later on.

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Not many people are looking for more work than they already have; however, choosing to correct wrongs and improve processes benefits everyone. Whatever solution we choose, we need to commit to it. Most importantly, our pursuits should be realistic and sustainable or else we will see little or no gains. We can’t be too impatient to do right; if something is wrong, it is up to us to fix it. We may not be able to correct everything all at once, but while we deliberately work each issue to completion, pretty soon we will see progress.

Satisfying Work

Some of us would have liked to relax and do nothing, but that is not in our nature. Even when there is nothing to do, we take it upon ourselves to find something to do. We try to be laid back but that does not last for long. If we are not doing something worthwhile, it just doesn’t feel right. Hanging out or chilling for too long, we tend to feel as if our brain somehow deactivates and we can’t think so clearly anymore. Our motivation comes from our work. When we attempt to do less than our best, it seem as something is missing.


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December 21, 2012 FITMAS, from Page 1

show up with their children, and even retirees and kids from the high school make it out.” During the workouts, Burnett said his class wasn’t there to max out each exercise. They attended because they had a goal. Senior Airman Kevin Cleveland, 86th Dental Squadron dental assistant, has been sculpting his core on and off for the past three months. “During workouts I sometimes wonder why

Kaiserslautern American I am here. Afterward, I always feel better and feel like I’ve earned something,” he said. “After several classes I am able to put my hands on some results, and I’m still consistently getting better.” Cleveland isn’t the only person to notice the results. “I’ve seen many improvements from those (who) keep coming back,” said Airman 1st Class Alyson Silidker, 786th Force Support Squadron fitness specialist. “When someone takes our class-

es and sticks with it, the rewards become obvious.” Silidker has faith that upbeat and family friendly programs, like the ones the fitness center offers, are a great way to defeat the war against those extra holiday pounds, she said. Christmas arrived early for those in the Fitmas program. Better bodies were taken home, along with small prizes. For more information about classes, call the Ramstein Southside Fitness Center at 480-0295 or 06371-47-0295.

Photo by Airman 1st Class Jordan Castelan

Staff Sgt. Kedist Burnett, 86th Civil Engineer Squadron Airmen dorm leader and Delicious Abs class instructor, motivates Stacy Stewart, 409th Contracting Support Brigade contract specialist, Dec. 11 during a workout on Ramstein.

AF leaders issue holiday message WASHINGTON — Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Roy sent the following holiday message to the Airmen of the U.S. Air Force: The holiday season is a perfect time to celebrate the many blessings that we enjoy in our country and spend time with the people who are most important in our lives. As we gather around those we love, we encourage you to strengthen the relationships that enrich your life and sincerely thank those who steadfastly support your service to our nation’s Air Force. To those who will spend this special time of year far from family and loved ones, our thoughts are with you. The sacrifices you make earn the deep and abiding respect of your fellow Airmen and Americans. For those Airmen and members of our sister services engaged in combat operations around the globe, we look forward

Dear Readers,

To those who will spend this special time of year far from family and loved ones, our thoughts are with you. The sacrifices you make earn the deep and abiding respect of your fellow Airmen and Americans. to your safe return. To those of us with the opportunity to celebrate the holidays at home, remember our deployed Airmen and extend heartfelt thanks to the family members and loved ones who miss them. We ask that you reach out to the families and friends of our deployed Airmen, and in the spirit of giving and support that defines our Air Force family, welcome them into your holiday celebrations. In the many joyous ways we celebrate this holiday season, we wish you and yours the very best during this special time and throughout the new year.

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WORK, from Page 2

Sometimes, even when we are exhausted we continue to push ourselves as if there is a race against time. If we are not employed doing something, life becomes uneventful and miserable. Most of us are dedicated to our interests (careers, family, education). That is what we deem important and where we commit most of our time. On occasions, we wonder why we are that way. We jump at the opportunity to take on more responsibility and carry additional burdens. Others tend to question why someone would willingly ask for unnecessary pain but we invite those situations that push us to the limit. There is something good about having purpose in our lives; it influences us to strive for more and do our best.

We just don’t want something handed to us; we find satisfaction knowing we labored for it. It is perfectly normal to find purpose in your work and wanting to better yourself. Continue to be passionate and keep fueling your determination. That drive alone will take you places.

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Reported Larcenies


DEC. 11

8:29 a.m.: A fleeing the scene was reported in Queidersbach. Investigation revealed the accident was caused due to excessive speed for road conditions. The driver then left the scene without notifying proper authorities. 10:05 a.m.: A major traffic accident was reported in Gerhardsbrunn. The accident was caused due to excessive speed for road conditions. 10:14 a.m.: A fleeing the scene was reported in Hütschenhausen. The accident was caused due to excessive speed for road conditions. 11:20 a.m.: A major traffic accident was reported in Enkenbach-Alsenborn. The accident was caused due to excessive speed for road conditions. 3:29 p.m.: Larceny of secured government property was reported in Marseille, France.

DEC. 12

10:52 a.m.: Operating a U.S. Army Europe-plated vehicle without a USAREUR license was reported at the Ramstein East Gate. 12:30 p.m.: Provoking speeches and gestures and communicating threats were reported in Bruchhof.

DEC. 13

12:50 a.m.: A DUI was reported in Kaiserslautern after a vehicle was discovered driving the wrong way on a one-way street.

DEC. 14

7:03 a.m.: Damage to private property and unlaw-

ful entry was reported in Landstuhl. 10:51 a.m.: Damage to secured government property was reported on Miesau Army Depot. 11:45 a.m.: Theft from a secured motor vehicle was reported in Kaiserslautern. 8:24 p.m.: A major traffic accident was reported in Mackenbach. The accident was caused due to excessive speed for road conditions. 11:58 p.m.: A DUI was reported in Kaiserslautern after Polizei conducted a routine traffic stop and detected a strong odor of a alcohol on the driver’s breath.

Take Note

DEC. 12 » Sparda Bank Kaiserslautern: $653.10. DEC. 13 » Kaiserslautern: Two pairs of Oakley sunglasses, miscellaneous paperwork, one iPod touch, one iPod charger and one tablet charger. DEC. 14 » Schwedelbach: Two blue sapphires with one diamond ring, two emeralds with one diamond ring, one gold ring with one ruby, two gold rings, one white gold ring with one sapphire, two gold chains, two gold pendants and one gold bracelet.

DEC. 15

1:35 a.m.: A DUI was reported in Landstuhl after Polizei conducted a routine traffic stop and detected the odor of alochol. 4:05 p.m.: A major traffic accident was reported in Mackenbach. The accident was caused due to failure to yield at a traffic intersection.

DEC. 16

5:50 a.m.: An assault was reported at a restaurant in Kaiserslautern. 12:21 a.m.: Operating a USAREUR-plated vehicle without a USAREUR license was reported at Daenner Kaserne. An article 92 was issued to the violator.

DEC. 17

10:30 p.m.: Vandalism was reported on Vogelweh Family Housing after multiple blow-up decora-


• The Retiree Activities Office is closed, but will re-open Jan. 8. If you have a serious situation that just cannot wait, feel free to write the director at • The Funishings Management offices on Einsiedlerhof and Ramstein will close at 11 a.m. today for an official function. • The German-American Community Office in Kaiserslautern will close Monday through Jan. 1. • The Kaiserslautern Veterinary Treatment Facility will be closed Monday and Tuesday. For details, call 493-4473 or 0631-3406-4473. • The KMC Housing offices will be closed Monday to Wednesday in observation of the Christmas holidays. Normal hours will resume at 8 a.m. Thursday. • The KMC Housing offices will close at 11:30 a.m. Dec. 31 and will be closed all day Jan. 1. Normal hours will resume at 8 a.m. Jan. 2.

Christmas tree sale

The Christmas tree market in Kaiserslautern takes place until Sunday on the Messeplatz fairgrounds. Various kinds of Christmas trees will be sold from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

Rip line hours

DEC. 11 » Marseille, France: One service dress coat with name tag and ribbons, one blues short sleeve shirt, one blues long sleeve shirt, two blues pants, one pair of low quarter shoes, one pair of green combat boots, one flashlight and one knife.

The Ramstein In-Processing Line will

tions were torn, wreaths were knocked over and Christmas lights with wire frames were bent. 7:05 p.m.: Vandalism was reported in RamsteinMiesenbach after a vehicle was found sandpapered and spray painted black.


A family member was barred from all U.S. military facilities in Europe for possession of marijuana.


Dec. 14 — 0 volunteers, unknown number of calls, 1 life potentially saved. Dec. 15 — 21 volunteers, unknown number of calls, 18 lives potentially saved.

close for the holiday season from Monday to Jan. 2. Newcomers arriving during this time must attend the RIP Line at 7 a.m. Jan. 3 in Bldg. 2402. From Wednesday to Dec. 28, a RIP Line staff member will remain on duty during normal office hours to provide assistance as needed. For more information about in-processing, call 480-6559 or visit library/factsheets/factsheet.asp?id=17074.

Amnesty Day

The 21st Theater Sustainment Command’s next Amnesty Day takes place from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Jan. 8 at the Theater Logistics Support Center-Europe, Ammunition Supply Point No. 9, in Miesau. This program provides personnel with an avenue to return ammunition and explosives anonymously. For details about the Amnesty Program, call the Ammunition Supply Point at 481-3516/3664 or 06372-842-3516/3664, or the accountable officer at 481-3270 or 06372-8423270.

RAO moves

The Retiree Activities Office will be closed until Jan. 8. The office will move to Bldg. 2120, Room 104, in the Ramstein Airman & Family Readiness Center (across the parking lot from the enlisted club). With the introduction of the revised Transition Assistance Program, it makes

sense for the RAO to be easily accessible. Future retirees can stop in and discuss their plans with those who have already exited the service. If you need help during the holidays, email jim.

MLK breakfast

The 86th Airlift Wing Martin Luther King dedication breakfast will take place at 8 a.m. Jan. 18 at the Ramstein Officers’ Club. For more information, call master Sgt. Latasa Tate at 480-4616.

New hours

Vehicle Registration on Kapaun Air Station will start new hours of operation Wednesday. Every Wednesday will be a training day and the main vehicle registration office in Bldg. 2806 will close at 1 p.m. The vehicle inspection and sub-station will not be affected by the change but will only conduct normal day-to-day operations (annual renewals, temporary to permanent plates and plate change when conducting a annual renewal transaction). All other transactions will need to be conducted the following duty day. New hours of operation are from 7 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays; and 7 to 11 a.m. the last day of month. For more information, call 489-7729 or 0631-536-7729.

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WE’RE JUST MAKING SURE THAT SANTA’S ON HIS WAY! The entire PCS Team would like to wish you all a Happy and Peaceful Christmas. And at this very special time of year, we thank US service members and their families everywhere for the daily sacrifices they make in protecting our freedom and way of life. We send our warmest greetings to those military members whose dedication and commitment will keep them from their loved ones this Christmas. We pray for their safe and speedy return to family and friends.

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU ALL! To enable our own team members to spend Christmas with their families our showroom facilities will be closed as shown below.



Germany Ramstein Kindsbacher Str. 47 66877 Ramstein-Miesenbach Tel: 06371 61 39 90

Kaiserslautern Kaiserstrasse 1 67661 Kaiserslautern Tel: 0631 351 90 40

Heidelberg Tel: 06371 613 9936 Email: HD@

Wiesbaden Ludwig-Wolker-Str. 14 55252 Mainz-Kastel Tel: 06134 567 80

Naples Tel: 0434 676 613 Email: Naples@

Sigonella Tel: 0434 676 613 Email: Sig@

Vicenza Viale Della Pace 254 36100 Vicenza (VI) Tel: 0444 91 09 38

Italy Aviano Via Pordenone 48D 33081 Aviano (PN) Tel: 0434 676 613

Spangdahlem Im Kreuzgarten 1 A 54529 Spangdahlem Tel: 06565 93 69 90 Spain Rota Plaza Del Triunfo 6 11520 Rota (Cadiz) Tel: 956 840 201


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New mandate requires electronic pay by 2nd Lt. Kay M. Nissen 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs Electronic funds transfer for military pay will be mandatory for all service members, retirees and Department of Defense civilians beginning March 1, according to the U.S. Department of Treasury. The Defense Finance and Accounting Service encourages all affected personnel to set up a direct deposit to their bank accounts prior to the changeover. “The Treasury has estimated that the U.S. government spends about $130 million each year to print and mail paper checks,” said David McDermott, DFAS deputy director of operations. “DFAS alone spends $2 million that would otherwise be used by the military services and DOD agencies in support of our warfighters.” Team Ramstein has taken steps to help all community members transition to the paperless system. “While most of our KMC members already have a direct deposit

set up, we want to ensure that everyone has a seamless transition,” said 2nd Lt. Adrianna Perez, 86th Comptroller Squadron Financial Services flight commander. “Our office provided information to the first sergeants in the 86th Airlift Wing to help avoid any extenuating circumstances that may arise between now and March.” With the change affecting retirees and their annuitants, the KMC Retiree Activities Office also offers assistance to community members. “The RAO is more than willing to help retirees out, in the office or on the phone, for what’s needed to transition from paper to electronic deposit,” said retired Chief Master Sgt. James Barrante, RAO director. “We were able to help one of our retired chiefs out in the community who actually didn’t own a computer.” For more information on the mandate, visit the DFAS website at html.

Graphic by Hans Roth

Photo by Spc. Iesha Howard

Paratroopers walk to the meeting point as fellow Soldiers, Airmen and partner nation jumpers make their final decent in support of the 5th Quartermaster Detachment’s Operation Toy Drop. The paratroopers jumped into the Alzey Drop Zone Dec. 13 and donated gifts to needy children in the KMC.

TOY DROP, from Page 1

toys are going to a good cause,” said Staff Sgt. Tylor Buckingham, the operations planning NCO for the 5th QM. “We’re donating (the toys) to ACS, and then they’re going to pass them out to kids in the KMC area.” The 5th QM, U.S. Army Europe’s only asset for providing aerial delivery support to various U.S. and allied military units throughout Europe, provided logistical support for the airdrop as well as Soldiers who jumped with the U.S. and partner nation paratroopers from U.S. Air Force C-130J

Hercules aircraft during the operation. “We have right around 20 individuals jumping,” Buckingham said. “But with the detail and everybody (involved), it’s about coming together.” “This year we have Germans, Dutch, Spanish, Polish, plus the U.S. airborne community in USAREUR (participating),” said Chief Warrant Officer 2 Scott Bockelman, the drop zone safety officer from the 5th QM. “This is one of our opportunities to bond with them and learn their tactics and procedures as well as raise toys for needy children.” Planning for the operation began four months prior, with the 5th QM coordinating with ACS and

various units throughout Europe. ACS began collecting toys in October through donations provided by the KMC and will add them to the toys dropped to be used for their holiday toy shop. “We started putting boxes out in October throughout the community in high visibility areas,” said Charlene Licciardi, the financial readiness assistant for ACS. “Units also asked for boxes so they could have people donate, so a lot of unit participation was key.” Family members were also at the event to see their loved ones perform the holiday jump, which also fulfilled their annual requirement to remain on airborne status. The jump also gave service members the opportunity to exchange airborne qualification badges with their fellow foreign airborne soldiers. Being able to jump and earn foreign wings, as well as providing gifts for the children at the event, was a wonderful experience for Air Force Capt. Kyle Yates, a security forces officer with the 435th Security Forces Squadron. “This is my first jump after getting in from jump school, so I’m pretty excited,” Yates said. “It’s a wonderful experience and I’m happy to be here.” Santa Claus, represented by Warrant Officer Eric Christianson, a jumpmaster with the 5th QM, made a special appearance during the event, parachuting into the landing zone during the operation and riding to the viewing area in the back of a Humvee with the airdropped toys before handing them out to the gathering children. “For me it was no different than my other jumpmaster duties, I just had a Santa suit on,” Christianson said. “I think it’s important to show not only the Army community but also the KMC and our partner nations that we care. “It makes me proud to be in the 5th QM and to bring a little Christmas joy to the community,” Christianson added.

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Navy program arrives at Sembach Kaserne Story and photo by Rick Scavetta U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern


he U.S. Navy has opened a Warrior Transition Program at U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern, a step that leaders say will continue to support Sailors returning to naval duties after serving ashore in combat zones. Leaders from several units at U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern joined Rear Adm. Kevin Scott, deputy commander of U.S. Naval Forces, U.S. Central Command, during a Dec. 12 ribbon cutting ceremony on Sembach Kaserne. “I share your joy in being able to open this fantastic facility,” Scott said. “It is a great Navy day.” When Scott asked the group — mostly Army officers and civilian employees — if they knew about the Navy’s program prior to its move to Germany, most said they didn’t. Following the Sept. 11,

2001, terrorist attacks, the Navy tasked Sailors to shore duty in support of ground forces in Afghanistan and Iraq. They call them “individual augmentees,” Scott said. At first, the Navy’s focus was quickly moving manpower to the fight, he said. A cook aboard an aircraft carrier could be assigned to a machine gun on a Marine ground convoy, Scott said, as an example of how different shore duty could be for some Sailors. Returning to a traditional Navy assignment was bound to be challenging. “We realized, on the back side, that we weren’t doing what we needed to do,” Scott said. “We needed to give our IAs time to transition, a down time to condition themselves before returning back to their families and loved ones and also transition them back to the Navy.” The Navy Warrior Transition program began in 2006 and moved to Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, in 2009. The last class of 200 Sailors recently wrapped up in

Army Lt. Col. Lars Zetterstrom (center), commander of U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern, joins Rear Adm. Kevin Scott, deputy commander of U.S. Naval Forces, U.S. Central Command, and other U.S. Navy and civilian personnel to cut the ribbon at the Warrior Transition Program at Sembach Kaserne.

Kuwait. The first class in Germany is underway. During their stay, Sailors check in gear, undergo mentoring and medical reviews, plus receive psychological support. What once took up to two weeks now just takes a few days, Scott said. The center is located below the recently reno-

vated Sembach Community Activities Center. Sailors stay in barracks nearby. Caring for Navy personnel who’ve served downrange is just as important for the garrison as is supporting Soldiers, said Command Sgt. Maj. Ronald Creighton, the garrison’s senior enlisted leader. In the KMC, one of the larg-

est joint communities overseas, cooperation between various services comes with the territory, he said. “We are truly joint when it comes to supporting Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines,” Creighton said. “There are no lines in the sand. We’ll reach across our branches to provide care equally.”

Garrison employee takes top honor Byrne’s receiving the award is “indicative of the overall quality of the garrison workforce,” Zetterstrom said. n employee of the According to the award nomiU.S. Army Garrison nation narrative, Byrne spearKaiserslautern was headed many garrison projects, recently named the led a number of programs to recipient of the improve services and efficiency, 2011 Installation Management and contributed substantially to Command Stalwart Award, preseveral aspects of customer sersented annually to an employee vice and satisfaction, including who represents “high standards the community town halls and of performance in promoting Interactive Customer Evaluation IMCOM’s mission and vision,” system. according to the IMCOM release “I’m one of those people that announcing the award. just doesn’t believe in the word Jasmine Byrne, a plans no, or that it can’t be done. I specialist with the U.S. Army always try to find a way to make Garrison Kaiserslautern’s it get done,” said Byrne, who Plans, Analysis and Integration also enjoys a challenge that will Photo by Tim Hipps Office, received the award from allow her to prove what she can Lt. Gen. Mike Ferriter, IMCOM Jasmine Byrne (center) accepts the 2011 Installation Management Command Stalwart Award with (from left) do, even if it’s not in her area of commanding general, in San Kathleen Marin, region director of IMCOM Europe, Lt. Gen. Mike Ferriter, IMCOM commanding general, IMCOM expertise or at her level. Command Sgt. Maj. Earl Rice, and IMCOM-E Command Sgt. Maj. Jeffrey Hartless. “If something is broken, and Antonio in early December. “She represents our great workforce, and Zetterstrom, the USAG Kaiserslautern commander I can help fix it, that’s always been something in we’re extremely proud of her,” said Lt. Col. Lars who was on hand to see Byrne receive the award. me,” she said.

by Mark Heeter U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern


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Chief’s New Year’s resolutions for the KMC Corner and U.S. Army Europe driver’s license. Always keep them with you or in a safe place.

by Heidi Porter 86th Mission Support Group

by Chief Master Sgt. Jacob Dunbar 786th Civil Engineer Squadron superintendent Just in case you woke up this morning and had reservations about the magnitude of your contributions, let me highlight a few things for you. In your time, you executed war, preserved peace, toppled tyranny and fought terrorism. You provided aid to refugees, rebuilt infrastructures, restored governments, and assured safety and security for others. In Bosnia, Grenada, Libya and Panama, and for Desert Storm and operations Deliberate Force, Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom, you were there. Under your watch, dictators Manuel Noriega, Slobodan Milosevic, Saddam Hussein and Muammar Gaddafi’s reigns of terror came to an end, and Osama Bin Laden took his last breath. You witnessed the devastation of Sept. 11, 2001, when terrorists launched coordinated suicide attacks against our country and America responded with overwhelming force to protect its citizens. Whether it was Hurricane Katrina, the devastating tsunami and nuclear disaster in Japan, or other humanitarian operations, when people called upon America, you showed up, fed the hungry, housed the displaced and calmed the chaos. You were America’s instrument of power, aid and support. When our country needed you most, you stepped up to the challenge and restored confidence in America and all it stands for. Your dedication and perseverance strengthened our determination. Regardless of your nationality, race, gender, religious belief or color, you have carried us to where we are today. You have secured victory in the midst of uncertainty. You have made this country what it is today: powerful, resilient, strong and free. Even though we have garnered much success and made significant strides, your work is not done. The road ahead will require much more from you; there is no doubt that you are up to the challenge. America will call upon you again to do your duty; I know you will be ready. You will once again lead America’s sons and daughters into battle and bring forth victory. In your time, you accumulated valuable knowledge and experiences. Build on those experiences, pass them on and multiply these tools into an arsenal no enemy can withstand. You came through for America many times. This time is no different — the nation is looking to you again!

1. Secure your vehicles and house to prevent thieves from gaining easy access. Do not leave items in open view in your car (for example, GPS systems, cell phones, military equipment, recall rosters, and other expensive or sensitive equipment).

5. Do not use or be in possession of controlled substances, whether on or off base and do not drive under the influence of alcohol or controlled substances.

6. If something sounds too good to be true, it usually is. For example, if you read about a person who is giving away free puppies, check out why. Do your own research and question why the individual is giving away the animal. Is there a health issue with the puppy?


7. Do not walk around downtown (in any city) at night alone. If someone tries to fight you, walk away if possible and call the police.


8. Ensure children are supervised IAW the KMC child supervision matrix.

Do not pay for expensive items in advance, such as a vehicle, without having inspected the item and knowing the seller’s full name and address. Be careful when you give an individual a general power of attorney. Often, a limited power of attorney will suffice (check with your legal office for details).

4. Be aware of the importance of your government documents, such as ID card, Common Access Card


In your time

As the community misconduct specialist, I deal with many problems service members face that could be easily resolved by being careful and using common sense. Here are some hints to help our community stay safe and have a better new year:

9. Report all traffic accidents to Polizei/security forces, regardless of how minor, in order to prevent being charged with “failure to report” and “fleeing the scene.”


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Photo by Airman 1st Class Jordan Castelan

Working out Senior Airman Jonathan Dycks, 603rd Air Communications Squadron configure management technician, lifts weights while Senior Airman Benjamin Vanderhorst, 603rd ACOMS configure management technician, watches Dycks’ form Dec. 10 on Ramstein. Dycks and Vanderhorst work out together for motivation and safety.

Photo by Airman 1st Class Trevor Rhynes

Photo by Airman 1st Class Hailey Haux

Visit to market

Ho ho ho! Santa Claus waves to passersby on Ramstein Dec. 14 as a way to bring holiday cheer to the KMC.

KMC members visit the Christmas market Dec. 13 in front of the Kaiserslautern Military Community Center on Ramstein. This year, the market, which opened Nov. 21 and will remain open until Christmas Eve, is host to multiple vendors who offer anything from food, to beverages, to merchandise that can’t normally be found in the KMCC.

Courtesy photo

Photo by Senior Airman Caitlin O’Neil-McKeown


Chief Master Sgt. Ronald Albers, the Ramstein Area Chief’s Group president, presents the group’s SHARP Award to Airman 1st Class Doran Thompson, 86th Security Forces Squadron installation entry controller, Nov. 30 at his guard post Airman 1st Class Adam Bonner and Senior Airman Allen Crow, 86th Vehicle Readiness Squadron special near Headquarters U.S. Air Forces in Europe. Thompson was awarded, as noted by equipment maintainers, perform maintenance on a vehicle Dec. 13 on Ramstein. The 86th VRS has the biggest Chief Master Sgt. Ralph Getzandanner, for his superior professionalism, outstandfleet in the Air Force with about 2,100 vehicles to maintain. ing military bearing and diligence.

Let it roll

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Bringing up the Gulfstream Photos by Airman 1st Class Hailey Haux

Responding to a malfunctioning jack, the crashed, damaged and disabled aircraft recovery team executes an extremely sensitive procedure in order to avoid potential damage to one of seven C-20 Gulfstream aircraft in the Air Force. The black rubber aircraft lifting bags are used to lift the aircraft and replace the malfunctioning jack. Due to the cost, $29.4 million, and strategic significance of military aircraft, care is always taken with procedures such as this to avoid potential damage. The CDDAR team provides the 86th Airlift Wing with the capability to respond to a variety of aircraft incidents and mishaps.

Tino Weichel, 86th Maintenance Squadron repair and reclamation craftsman, checks the air pressure in the aircraft lifting bags.

Airman 1st Class Anthony Hoffstatter, 86th Maintenance Squadron airframe reclamation, attaches hoses to a control console for the aircraft lifting bags.

The crashed, damaged and disabled aircraft recovery team executes an extremely sensitive procedure in order to avoid potential damage to a C-20 Dec. 10 on Ramstein.

The crashed, damaged and disabled aircraft recovery team executes an extremely sensitive procedure in order to avoid potential damage to a C-20.

Tino Weichel (left) and Tech. Sgt. Jonathan Stone, both 86th Maintenance Squadron repair and reclamation craftsmen, carry the aircraft lifting bags into the position needed to lift the aircraft.

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Garrison holiday assistance reaches new heights Story and photo by Rick Scavetta U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern


ore than 550 families in the KMC will have a few extra gifts this holiday season thanks to local people’s generosity. Army Community Service’s annual holiday assistance toy drive began Oct. 25 and wrapped up Dec. 9. On Dec. 11, ACS staff put roughly 2,950 toys on display, nearly filling the ballroom at the Kaiserslautern Community Activities Center on Daenner Kaserne. Army Sgt. Erick Galkowski of the 773rd Civil Support Team said he appreciates it when the Army organizes holiday support to local families. He picked out something for his daughter, Aleksandra, 2. “It makes it nicer over here and it allows us to have something better to give your kids,” Galkowski said. “It gives you the opportunity to save some more money.” The KMC has a history of supporting service members during the holidays, said Jeffrey Crisp, U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern’s civilian deputy commander. “The fact that we come together as one to do something special for our Soldiers and their families is just amazing,” Crisp said. “And it gets bigger and better every year.” The program is designed to reduce stress for parents who may not have the means to provide presents during the holidays, said Michelle Thomas,

Army spouse Jamie Taylor watches as Michelle Thomas, U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern’s Army Community Service director, helps her son Dustin, 2, pick out a gift during a recent gift-giving event at the Kaiserslautern Community Activities Center on Daenner Kaserne.

ACS director at U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern. It’s grown over the past few years, because community members believe in family. ACS partnered with the Kaiserslautern Landstuhl Spouses Association and Service Credit Union, organizations that increased the success level this year, she said. The garrison’s chapels also donated thousands of dollars for Soldiers to take home commissary gift certifi-

cates. ACS also gave 300 gift cards to older children. “As a community we are family. We’re away from our loved ones in the states. All we have is each other,” Thomas said. “We come together to make sure that everyone has a wonderful Christmas, a wonderful holiday.” During AFN Kaiserslautern’s annual Holiday Spirit Drive, ACS joined the Air Force Angel Tree and Marine

Corps Toys For Tots program to collect toys during the season. During the daylong event, community members donated hundreds of gifts. The KMC Sergeants Major Association rolled up $500 worth of toys in two shopping carts. One older gentleman dropped of a child’s bicycle. “Our community members always answer the call,” Thomas said. “They are so giving. They believe in family.”

Make this holiday memorable ith only a few days left until Christmas, most of us are probably wrapping things up (both figuratively and literally), hanging the mistletoe, defrosting the turkey and making those special holiday treats. For those of us tempted to engage in a last ditch shopping frenzy, it is important to


keep in mind what really matters this holiday season. When the flurry of Christmas has ended, your loved ones will cherish the memories made much more than the presents they receive. Here are a few suggestions to make precious holiday memories that will last a lifetime and only involve your family’s interest

and not the bank’s:  Bake holiday goodies with loved ones while enjoying a cup of cocoa.  Set up a holiday movie night with popcorn and yummy snacks.  Read classic holiday books around the tree.  Take the time to visit a Christmas market.  Go for a walk/drive to

see the Christmas decorations.  Plan an evening to take turns reading holiday cards and newsletters from loved ones.  Attend a special service at your place of worship. Remember to record your treasured moments and years from now the simple rituals shared with loved ones will be worth every penny saved.

We encourage military families to plan ahead and stay financially fit. For this and future holiday seasons and year-round spending plans, contact the Financial Readiness Team at the Airman & Family Readiness Center at 480-5100 or 06371-47-5100. (Courtesy of 86th Force Support Squadron)

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39th Trans. Bn. conducts pre-deployment site survey by 1st Lt. Chaz Deering 39th Movement Control Battalion Public Affairs, 21st TSC BAGRAM, Afghanistan — Command teams of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command’s 39th Transportation Battalion (Movement Control) conducted a weeklong pre-deployment site survey with the deployed 49th Joint Movement Control Battalion recently. The 39th Trans. Bn. is due to replace the 49th JMCB in the spring. Travel time was several days for the PDSS nine-person team to reach

their future area of deployment. For Lt. Col. Michael Knapp, incoming 39th Trans. Bn. commander, and Lt. Col. Charles Blumenfeld, 49th JMCB commander, it was reunion, as both previously served in the 39th Trans. Bn. “It was good to see Knapp again, as we were both captains together in the 39thTrans. Bn. back in 1998,” Blumenfeld said. “The 39th Trans. Bn.’s area of responsibility was much different back then. We did not have as many movement control teams, branch movement control teams or a truck company.”

After a brief reunion, the command teams departed to Kandahar for a short visit with the 45th Sustainment Brigade and various MCTs. Meanwhile, the staff worked with their counterparts to gain a distinctive insight on their processes, procedures and areas of responsibility. The PDSS gave the commander and staff a sneak peek into daily downrange operations. The experience will allow for better pre-deployment training in the coming months. For some members of the team, this was their first experience in a combat environment. “Overall, the PDSS was a great

“I now have a greater understanding of the deployment process, our battalion’s mission in theater, and what I need to do to prepare my staff section for the deployment.”

— 1st Lt. Shawn Zuma, officer in the communications office

experience. I was grateful that the battalion leadership selected me to attend the trip,” said 1st Lt. Shawn Zuma, officer in the communications office. “I now have a greater understanding of the deployment process, our battalion’s mission in theater and what I need to do to prepare my staff section for the deployment.”

21st TSC selected to participate in DA sponsorship pilot program the Army to test the program,” Novak said. “The 21st TSC is in every community within Europe, so if you can he 21st Theater Sustainment do it right in the 21st then you can do Command is one of five it right anywhere.” Army units selected by the The 21st TSC is the only sustainDepartment of the Army’s ment unit in Europe and has nearpersonnel division to participate in ly 11,000 Soldiers assigned to more a Total Army Sponsorship Program than 15 different communities within 180-day test pilot program through U.S. Army Europe, including Italy, May 15. Belgium and the Netherlands. The pilot, which began Nov. 15, Units participating in the pilot prorequires the 21st TSC and participatgram are required to submit monthly ing units to provide data and feedback reports that depict the number of to the DA deputy chief of staff of Soldiers identified for assignment personnel with the aim of potentially instructions, number of assignment modifying the TASP. instructions issued, number of spon“The purpose of the current prosors identified and validated, and gram is to make sure that as our orders published and distributed. Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Ian Camejo Soldiers and families transition from The data collected from participatone location to another, that there is Passengers make their way through the Ramstein Passenger Terminal on Ramstein Dec. 19 to meet ing units will be analyzed at the DA someone there who can help them in their sponsors and loved ones. The 21st Theater Sustainment Command was chosen as one of five level. Patrick E. Vestal, the chief of Army units to evaluate a sponsorship test pilot program aimed at ensuring the assignment of a spontheir transition before they come and sor prior to receiving permanent change of station orders for those in the ranks of colonel and below. military personnel for Installation once they arrive as well,” said Sgt. Management Command-Europe perMaj. Bryan L. Novak, the human recourses sergeant the Army to analyze the TASP and make a decision of sonnel division, said the overall goal of the pilot major for the 21st TSC. whether or not anything should be changed, whether program is not only to make the quality of the Novak is overseeing the 21st TSC’s effort or not the program will be continued or whether or not sponsorship program better, but also to better link in gathering, analyzing and forwarding data the program needs to meet new requirements. Soldiers and ensure that their transition to a new during the three-month test program. Novak said the vast 21st TSC’s geographic place is as smooth as possible. The current sponsorship program isn’t really footprint makes it an ideal unit for the test pilot “I think that this pilot is just to validate that the changing. The pilot program’s focus is collecting program. Army is doing a good job in sponsorship already data on how quickly units are assigning sponsors to “I don’t know why the 21st TSC was chosen to and to see if there is anything else that can be done incoming personnel. participate in the pilot program, but I can tell you that to make the program even better for Soldiers,” Conducting the pilot and tracking the data allows I think that we’re probably one of the best units in Novak said.

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USAFE band: setting the tone Story and photo by Airman 1st Class Hailey Haux 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs Nine different ensembles make up the U.S. Air Forces in Europe band who harness the power of music to inspire long lasting impressions, support the global Air Force mission and increase Airmen morale. “We perform musical events from major command level down to the squadron level,” said Tech. Sgt. Craig Bowman, USAFE band vocalist. “We also perform at community events by request of commanders, chiefs, first sergeants and civilian leaders.” The USAFE band has performed at a variety of change of command ceremonies, dining-ins and -outs, retirement ceremonies, military balls and community outreach concerts locally and throughout Europe in support of the Air Force mission. Most recently, USAFE’s Touch ‘N Go played at the 2012 ESPN Armed Forces Classic basketball game. Touch ‘N Go is one of many groups in the USAFE band and their set list includes rock, country, pop, and R&B, covering the complete spectrum of American popular music. “It was great to be a part of the

overall production of the Armed Forces Classic,” said Staff Sgt. Robert Browning, USAFE’s Touch ‘N Go percussionist. “Getting to play for a worldwide audience and having friends and family be able to see it back home was immense.” Being in the band isn’t all performance and rehearsal. The band members also have collateral duties for the unit: finance, supply, transportation, operations and public affairs. “Having collateral duties in addition to our primary duty as musicians can be challenging,” Bowman said. “To rise above that challenge, we rehearse and maintain Air Force specialty code skill level standards, just as all Air Force career fields do.” Despite its challenges, as Airman musicians, they have a job to bring people together. “Music is a powerful tool that brings people together from foreign nations and cultures,” Bowman said. “It serves as the very fabric of building partnerships with other nations and their military forces, communities and civic leaders.” With an average of 300 performances a year and live audiences ranging from 50 to 5,000, the USAFE band gets the opportunity to reach out to

Members of the U.S. Air Forces in Europe band Touch ‘N Go practice for a show Nov. 6 on Ramstein. Nine different ensembles make up the USAFE band who harness the power of music to inspire long lasting impressions, support the global Air Force mission and increase Airmen morale.

thousands of people with their music. “It is a diplomatic art form that bolsters the Air Force mission,” Bowman said. “Just as aircraft or ground forces do, but in a unique way.” The USAFE band started caroling in the 1960s as a gift to European citizens and military families. The caroling mission is to bring holiday cheer and morale during this festive season. “Caroling is a fantastic way to

reach out to our military and civilian community,” said Tech. Sgt. Andrew Benton, USAFE band pianist. “It’s a wonderful way to give back during the holiday season. Caroling provides a unique opportunity to interact with our audience. Our goal is to put smiles on faces.” For details about individual ensembles or how to join, visit their website at

7th WTB, 196th MSU participate in UE13 “My job is to get Soldiers where they’re supposed to be when they’re supposed to be there,” Scales said. GRAFENWÖHR TRAINING AREA, In addition to the 7th WTB’s running the Germany — Soldiers and civilians from UE 13 mayor cell, the 196th MSU operthe 21st Theater Sustainment Command’s ated the aid station during UE 13. 7th Civil Support Command’s 7th Warrior The aid station had three Army comTraining Brigade and 196th Medical bat medics and an Army doctor from the Support Unit coordinated the logistics, 196th MSU, who tended to more than 200 movement and medical care for more than patients over the duration of the exercise, 1,800 participants in Unified Endeavor while also providing daily training to two 13-1, a multinational training exercise held III Corps combat medics. Nov. 28 to Dec. 14. “We all bring a vast different knowThe 17-day event was held to train ledge,” said Staff Sgt. Douglas Clemence, and prepare a contingent of more than training NCO, 196th MSU. “We all 389 Soldiers from III Corps and other learn from each other. We are the only nations to replace V Corps as the ones credentialed here in support of the International Security Assistance Force mission.” headquarters and the International Joint The 196th MSU aid station was full of Command in Kabul, Afghanistan, next tactical combat medical care sets provided Photo by Lt. Col. Valens Plummer by U.S. Army Medical Material Center, spring. “It went awesome,” said Staff Sgt. Staff Sgt. Douglas Clemence, an aid station NCOIC with the 196th Medical Support Europe. Sean Scales, noncommissioned officer in Unit, 7th Civil Support Command, adjusts the intravenous flow to dehydrated role-play “We have pretty good facilities here,” charge of the UE13 mayor cell, 7th WTB. patient Spc. Paul Dietz Dec. 7 at the 196th MSU’s aid station during exercise Unified said Lt. Col. Valens Plummer, special staff, Endeavor 13. “There were coordinating challenges 196th MSU. “We can stabilize pretty much between us and other units, (but) we overcame freezing temperatures, the 7th WTB’s mayor cell anything. In addition to my medical knowledge, I’m them through excellent leadership and swift was able to move and facilitate billeting for U.S. trying to bring service excellence, giving individudecisions.” Soldiers to include service members from 32 par- als more than what they expect, (a) higher level of Despite inclement weather that included below- ticipating nations. service.” by Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Chlosta 7th CSC Public Affairs Office, 21st TSC

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Caller number three, you’re on the air by Airman 1st Class Trevor Rhynes 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs


hose voices heard on the radio come from people with different backgrounds, ranks and ages. They greet listeners on their way to work, during those slow moments throughout work and on their way home. “We get the opportunity to provide accurate, entertaining and factual information to the military community,” said Army Sgt. Gene Muller, American Forces Network Kaiserslautern Eagle morning show host. “The intent is to be part of a show that represents one found in the states, whilst maintaining military bearing. We have the opportunity to show that even while performing a military duty, we can compete at a level that would represent the best commercial options available back home.” The mission for these service members is simple: inform and highlight fellow members of the KMC in Germany. “It’s a very rewarding career because you get to see all the wonderful things our military members are doing at work and in the community,” said Senior Airman Tory Secrist, AFN Kaiserslautern disc jockey. “We get to tell their story or highlight what they are doing. You get to meet a variety of people and everyday is different.” In order to do this, DJs spend multiple hours preparing for shows.

“We spend a lot of time getting our shows together. We use entertainment and news websites to gather information about the artists we play and movie and music industry news,” said Demarrio Spence, AFN Kaiserslautern Eagle morning show host. “We research our interviews and come up with on-air contests to give away prizes. We also use what we call ‘24-hour show prep,’ which means we take note of things that happen to us throughout the day and figure out ways to work them into our shows.” Running a radio show isn’t as easy as pushing buttons and talking about certain topics, DJs have to be ready in case something goes unexpected. “If you have a technical malfunction during a show, it’s difficult to play that off if you’re live,” Secrist said. “You have to keep calm during your show and improvise if the song doesn’t start playing or if someone walks in the studio when the mic is hot. Or sometimes your interview subject can’t find the right words and you have to coach them along.” Even though AFN personnel get official training before appearing on a radio show, these DJs work with each other and provide each other on-the-job training. “The opportunity to learn from a person who is able to effectively communicate information is somebody that you want to learn from,” Muller said. “Learning becomes an exciting opportunity and something that you can actually have fun with.”

Some personnel have recently come across this type of work, but others have been doing this type of work for years. “I grew up in the military, I’ve been a DJ since I was in high school right up the road in Bitburg, but I’ve done it for the Army in Würzburg and here in Kaiserslautern,” said Sergeant 1st Class Ian Camejo, guest DJ. “I’m assigned to 21st Theater Sustainment Command, but I host the Monday afternoon show as guest DJ in a partnership between AFN Kaiserslautern and 21st TSC.” At the end of the day, DJs feel like this is a busy job, which requires more work than some listeners give them credit for. “Many times, when I tell people that I work at AFN, they say, ‘It must be nice to listen to music all day’. This couldn’t be further from the truth,” said Master Sgt. Colleen Jones, AFN Kaiserslautern DJ. “In fact, as a DJ, when you put a song on for the audience, you are using that time to answer a phone call about traffic or weather, checking the latest exchange rate or prepping for a contest giveaway. The truth is, it’s a very high-paced job that takes a lot of multitasking.” So, remember that person on the air isn’t simply talking into a microphone and listening to music over the course of a few hours. They’re taking care of the community by keeping service members and their families informed and aware on events happening around them.

Baumholder tree lighting brings children together Story and photo by Ignacio “Iggy” Rubalcava U.S. Army Garrison Baumholder Public Affairs


here’s more to lighting a Christmas tree on Baumholder than just pulling a switch. The U.S. Army Garrison Baumholder’s Christmas tree lighting ceremony Dec. 6 included musical performances by children from the U.S. and German communities, the first of which was Sarah Holliday. She braved the cold and entertained the crowd with her rendition of “Silent Night,” just moments before Santa made his appearance on a shiny red fire truck in front of the Rheinlander Community Club. Traditionally, Santa is assisted in lighting the Christmas tree by two students, one from Smith Elementary School and another from Wetzel Elementary School. This year, Rowe Tampus from Smith Elementary and Alondra Orsini from Wetzel Elementary were chosen to assist Santa. Orsini and Tampus were selected to assist because of their outstanding academic achievement. James Chen, USAG Baumholder

Santa Claus arrives on Baumholder and greets children before participating in the annual Christmas tree lighting.

deputy to the garrison commander, and Master Sgt. Ronald Caswell, noncommissioned officer in charge of the USAG Baumholder Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security, joined Santa and the children in the tree lighting. On the count of three they all pulled the switch and hundreds of lights came to life on the 35-foot Christmas tree in front of the Rheinlander Community Club. His job done, Santa made his way into the club with dozens of guests

following in his wake. Musical performances by students from the Smith and Wetzel Elementary Schools and the Baumholder Middle/High School entertained the guests while Santa listened to the many Christmas requests from the Children. Special guests for the evening were the first grade students from the German elementary school who performed several holiday favorites in German and English. “Performing for the American community was a wonderful experi-

ence for the children,” said Ursula Lambur, a German elementary school teacher. “The children do not really get an opportunity to experience the American way of life and traditions so being a part of the American celebration was an excellent learning experience for them. They all enjoyed the evening and we hope to continue interacting with the American community.” The entertainment continued with Natasha Torres signing “All I Want For Christmas Is You.” Mindy Malenius then performed a piano solo and was followed with a duet by Nicole and Camille Torres. Natasha returned to perform a duet with her sister Nicole Torres. There were also solo performances by Rachel Holliday, Christen Holliday and Shannon Liederitz. After the celebration, Business and Recreation Division Chief Jacqui Haggerty said, “It was such a pleasure to work with so many wonderful professionals who knew their ‘role to play’ and executed that role brilliantly. The feedback from participants and command has been nothing but complimentary — and the credit for that goes directly to each and every person involved in making this event such a rousing success.”

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Alterations keeps KMC looking sharp Story and photos by Airman 1st Class Holly Cook 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs The Bablon Alterations shop on Ramstein might be tiny, but it serves a huge purpose. As the only alterations shop on base, the staff stays busy by helping more than 54,000 military personnel and their families here in the KMC. “We have roughly 150 members of the KMC coming in per day to drop off or pick up their clothing,” said Dhiaa Zeidlr, owner of the alterations shop. Zeidlr has been working in alteration shops for American Installations since he came to Spangdahlem Air Base in 2000. He now owns and works at the alterations shop, which opened June 15, 2012. “I came to Ramstein to open my own shop,” said Zeidlr. “Helping people by giving them great ser-

Some examples of different products offered at the Bablon Alterations shop are shown Dec. 14 on Ramstein.

vice every time they come in is what I like doing.” In order to give each costumer the great service they need, each person working at the shop must have the adequate training. Being knowledgeable in customer service, sewing and knowing the military clothing regulations is a must. “Most of the employees here come in knowing how to sew and how to provide good customer service,” said Zeidlr. “Most of them even know the different military regulations because they have a family member in the military.” Every employee goes through on-the-job training when hired so they can learn the proper way to do their job. Knowing the different regulations for military clothing could mean the difference between someone being in regulation or not. “I need to have people who know the regulations so if someone comes in and is unsure of what they need, we can make certain that they get the correct part for their uniform,” said Zeidlr. Helping military members look sharp isn’t the only thing the ladies and gentlemen of the alterations shop offer to the KMC. Along with military uniform alterations, they also offer alterations on civilian clothing, embroidering and many special projects that may be required. “Many people think that we just do military clothes,” said Zeidlr. “We also do a lot of special orders for customers as well.” Patrons can get anything from cloth name tags embroidered and sewn onto scrapbooks to customized Airman battle uniform jackets done at the alterations shop. Having a shop that is diverse in its offered products makes it easier for the shop to help

Dhiaa Zeidlr, owner of Bablon Alterations, sews a Velcro backing on the back of name tapes for Air Force uniforms at his shop Dec. 14 on Ramstein. The alterations shop serves more than 54,000 members in the KMC.

the military members of the KMC and their family members. Bablon Alterations is open from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays to Fridays, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays.

St. Nicholas surprises American children at Wetzel CDC Story and photo by Ignacio “Iggy” Rubalcava U.S. Army Garrison Baumholder Public Affairs


he rumors that Germany does not have a Santa Claus are true. So, if there’s no Santa there are also no reindeer and no presents to open on Christmas Day, right? Not quite. German children actually receive treats and gifts twice during the holiday season and on both occasions earlier than American children: once on Dec. 6, St. Nicholas Day, and on Dec. 24, Christmas Eve. The Children from Baumholder’s Wetzel Child Development Center recently benefited from this tradition when the German Santa Claus, or St. Nicholas, visited the center and distributed treats to the children. Santa Claus, or St. Nicholas, was actually part of a delegation from the nearby village of Berglangenbach. “The children were very open and attentive,” said Gerda Welch, who for the second year dressed herself

as Santa Claus to hand out treats to American children. Assisting St. Nicholas was Viktor Teichner, chairman of the citizens association from Berglangenbach, who asked, “Is there anything greater than seeing the shining eyes of children as they experience the spirit of Christmas?” Teichner, along with Helmut Theis, mayor of Berglangenbach, Chaplain Annette Schmid, who serves the communities of Berglangenbach and Berschweiler, and Peter Lang, mayor of the District of Baumholder, accompanied Santa on her rounds of the Wetzel CDC. Lt. Col. Michael D. Sullivan, U.S. Army Garrison Baumholder commander, and his wife Julia welcomed the visitors and escorted them as they dropped in on the various age groups in the Wetzel CDC. “It is our intension to make the children of our American neighbors happy and to introduce the German tradition of St. Nicholas to them,” said Theis, adding that the U.S. community and Berglangenbach enjoy a longstanding friendly relationship.

Dressed as Santa Claus, Gerda Welch asks a child from the Wetzel Child Development Center if she’s been good this year and deserving of a gift. Of course, the answer was “yes.”

Mrs. Sullivan also accompanied Teichner and Santa a week prior when they visited the German kindergarten in nearby Berschweiler. Mrs. Sullivan presented small tokens of appreciation to the personnel of the kindergarten

and told them, “Your work with the children is frequently underestimated. Thank you for all that you do.” German kindergartens in the nearby communities often have American children enrolled in their programs.

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Country music star Aaron Tippin, The Lowry Sisters perform in KMC Story and photo by Sgt. 1st Class John S. Wollaston U.S. Army NATO Brigade Cowboy hats and boots were the order of the day recently at the Kazabra Club on Pulaski Barracks as country music star Aaron Tippin pulled into Kaiserslautern as part of his “Stars for Stripes” Armed Forces Entertainment tour. Tippin, a longtime supporter and advocate of the U.S. military, got his life, as well as his career, started in the military. “My daddy was an Air Force flight instructor the day I was born,” Tippin told the crowd. “The day my first single broke on country radio, I was in Saudi Arabia with Bob Hope performing for the Soldiers. Country radio didn’t start my career, the military did.” So it was only fitting that the country crooner is touring various Army and Air Force installations across Europe, playing hits and enjoying every minute he spends with the troops. “Somebody asked me last night what’s the favorite part of your show,” Tippin said backstage. “I said, ‘When it’s over. When I can get down off stage and interact and say thanks.’ If I didn’t sing a note, I just want to personally go out there and shake their hand and tell them Merry Christmas.” This is Tippin’s seventh year doing the “Stars for Stripes” tour. Last year he played acoustic sets for the Soldiers in Afghanistan. For most artists, the grind of touring and being on the road wears them down, but watching Tippin during his show, you

Aaron Tippin performs his hit “Where The Stars and Stripes and The Eagles Fly” at the Kazabra Club on Pulaski Barracks during the 2012 “Stars for Stripes” tour.

get a sense that he completely enjoys traveling and doing these performances. “These are fun,” he said with a grin. “Especially when I’m downrange. I mean, that’s a pretty captive audience.” Joining Tippin on his tour were The Lowry Sisters, an Americana/country trio hailing from Northridge, Calif. They, too, have strong ties to the military. One of their grandfathers was the recipient

of the Silver Star in World War II. They look at a tour like this one as their way of saying thank you to the troops and bringing them a little piece of home. “A lot of our family was military,” said lead singer Allison Lowry. “So being able to do this is really special. To be able to give back, you know, and just have them enjoy our show and bring some joy to them and thank them for what they do for us every day.”

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FEA: Are you strong, creative, bold enough for the job? The Future Educators Association is an international organization that serves to promote teaching as a challenging and rewarding career. This goal is especially important in critical shortage areas such as math, science and special education. Also, FEA is dedicated to attracting exemplary future educators, especially those from varied cultural and ethnic backgrounds. The national FEA website asks would-be educators, “Are you strong, creative and bold enough for the job?” And the Ramstein High School FEA is no different. “The good health of our nation’s schools depends on bringing into classrooms new teachers who are the brightest and best among today’s students,” said sponsor Bamma McCoy. These new teachers must not only have a realistic understanding of teaching as a profession, but also be equipped with numerous unique skills. Currently, RHS has 25 members in its FEA and an elected board, including president Connor Walters, vice president Rachel Plescha and historian Megan O’Day. McCoy has been the sponsor over the last five years and has seen the group grow and take on more student-level responsibility. Interestingly, while education still tends to be a female dominated field, the RHS association has a higher percentage of boys participating and the group has its first male president. So, what do FEA members do? According to this year’s theme, they strive to “engage, encourage and

inspire.” They accomplish this goal by meeting weekly and going through a series of student-led exercises that explore teaching as a career option and focus on educational issues that are relevant to the profession. Another main objective of the association is to prepare for the annual FEA conference, which is held from Jan. 29 to Feb. 1 in Garmisch, Germany. The conference affords students the opportunity to attend workshops ranging from learning styles and strategies to the psychology of learning and educational technology. Additionally, there will be guest speakers presenting, such as the 2012 Teacher of the Year, student teacher interns and Ramstein High’s very own Michael Brust, who will introduce FEA members to the concept of flipped mastery. The FEA conference also offers education focused competitions. There is an impromptu speaking competition in which students are presented a dilemma and then asked to come up with a solution. After the solution is presented, opposing teams are given the opportunity to provide constructive criticism to the other teams. Junior Bobby Ramirez, who has been described by McCoy as being an excellent public speaker and having a commanding presence, is a likely candidate to compete in the impromptu competition. Also in preparation for the conference, FEA members must produce a 10-minute lesson plan and record themselves teaching that lesson. This year, RHS FEA members are going to Ramstein Elementary School to

Photo by Mandy Galuszka

From left, George Gilgore, Connor Brooks, Bobby Ramirez, Lexi Meints, Megan O’Day and Devin McGleean pose for a photo.

teach a good health-themed lesson that focuses on healthy eating. The conference also features a logo and a public service announcement competition. Junior Devin McGleean has created this year’s logo and the members have chosen the theme “Do Something Big” for their public service announcement. Ten members are going to the conference this year and various forms of fundraising have already taken place. One of the primary fundraisers has been working in the school store. However, the Veterans of Foreign Wars has generously donated $400 to the conference fund. Also, the FEA members are using a video presentation to request funds from the PTSO. Senior Lauren Codina described the FEA conference as an “opportunity to learn methods that you can not only

use when teaching children, but skills you can use in other real life situations.” It is clear that educators make a huge impact on not only students in the classroom, but society as a whole. The importance of the FEA thus cannot be understated. All of the experiences FEA students gain from participation in the association appreciably contribute to the growth and development of the future generation of dedicated, skillful and innovative educators. Walters, a junior, summed up the importance of the FEA when he said, “FEA enlightens students as to how teaching affects kids. By realizing teaching is a great profession at an early age, while still in school, it sheds a whole new light on how much teachers care and how hard they work.” (by Holly Freeman)


Building forts Wetzel Elementary School kindergartners enjoy building their first snow fort.

Clay snakes take over LEMS

Photo by Holly Freeman

Gabriella Richter, Ainsley Jajack and Daniel Carrieri, students in Sandra Bucklin’s class at Landstuhl Elementary/Middle School work on making a snake out of clay for their science unit.

RHS Brain Bowl Sponsor Dennis Edwards, along with Sadie Peloquin, 10, Mason Price, 12, Kevin Parvizi, 11, and Anthony Giljum, 12, make up the 2012 Ramstein High School Brain Bowl Team. During the competition, groups of four students were pitted against each other to answer a succession of 40 questions randomly covering a variety of academic topics.

Photo by Sandra Bucklin

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Introducing the KMC’s newest residents

Abigail Sorsek Birgirsdottir

Orion Mekhi Bishop

Born at 8:06 a.m. Nov. 24. Abigail was 7 pounds, 8 ounces and 20.9 inches long. Proud parents are Amber Sorsek and Tech. Sgt. Birgir Hrafnsson. The family is stationed on Ramstein.

Born at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 18 at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center. Orion was 6 pounds, 14 ounces and 19.5 inches long. Proud parents are Stephanie and Jeffrey Bishop.

Rhys Fielden Jennings

Nicholas Andrew Lee Jr.

Born at 3:21 a.m. Nov. 12 at St. Johannis Krankenhaus in Landstuhl. Rhys was 8 pounds, 3 ounces and 21.25 inches long. Proud parents are Miles and Carrie Jennings of Winston-Salem, N.C. Rhys also joins siblings Ryan and Levi. The Jennings family is stationed at Ramstein.

Born at 4:15 a.m. Nov. 12 at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center. Nicholas was 7 pounds, 5 ounces and 21 inches long. Proud parents are Nicholas and Jessica Lee from Colorado. Nicholas also joins big sister Anabel. The family is stationed at Ramstein.

Scarlett McKenzie Klevemann Born at 6:17 p.m. Nov. 18 at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center. Scarlett was 5 pounds, 6.5 ounces and 18 1/4 inches long. Proud parents are Patrick and Sophia Klevemann from Nebraska. Scarlett also joins siblings Jennifer, Sicily and Alayna. The family is stationed at Kleber Kaserne.

Dawn Alexandra Lujan

Born at 4:08 p.m. Sept. 14 at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center. Dawn was 8 pounds, 2 ounces and 20.1 inches long. Proud parents are Spc. Alicia Lujan from Georgia and Christopher Lujan from Alabama. The Lujans are stationed at Rhine Ordnance Barracks.

Send us your baby’s birth announcement Share your new bundle of joy with the community! Send the Kaiserslautern American your baby’s photo (high resolution, 300 dpi, photos only please) along with his/her name; date, time and place of birth; height and weight at birth; parents’ first and last names, as well as where you’re from; the name(s) of any siblings; and where you’re stationed. Send your submission to

Madeleine Claire Schaaf

Born at 11:04 a.m. Sept. 8 at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center. Madeleine was 7 pounds, 7 ounces and 20 inches long. Proud parents are Jayme Schaaf from Nebraska and Danielle Schaaf from South Dakota. The Schaaf family is stationed at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center.

Austin Garrett Ramsey

Born at 12:29 a.m. May 28, 2012, at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center. Austin was 7 pounds, 4 ounces and 20.75 inches long. Proud parents are Nicholas and Jessica Ramsey from North Carolina. The Ramseys are stationed at Ramstein. with “birth announcement” in the subject line. Birth announcements are run the first Friday of every month, when space is available.

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F EVENTS Christkindlmarkt Fri, Dec 21 Winnweiler, Germany Celebrate the shortest night of the year (Dec. 21) at the Winnweiler Christkindlmarkt! From 5 to 9 p.m., there will be many festivities and lots of delicious goodies on the pedestrian street (marktplatz) in Winnweiler. Children’s concert Sat, Dec 22 Fruchthalle, Kaiserslautern Visit the Fruchthalle in Kaiserslautern for a special children and family concert for children over 5 years old. Christmas market Present – Sat, Dec 22 Heidelberg The Heidelberg Christmas market is a special treat for market-goers. The market ends Dec. 22. There is even ice-skating with one of the best views of Heidelberg Castle towering overhead. Carols & Cookies Sat, Dec 22 Frankfurt Trinity Lutheran Church is hosting Carols & Cookies from 5 to 7 p.m. Dec. 22. Come out and enjoy German and English Christmas carols! Located at the Trinity Lutheran Church, Nibelungenalle 54. Living Nativity Present – Sun, Dec 23 Mechernich – Satzvey Castle Satzvey will be holding its live Nativity scene to celebrate the holidays. Castle Satzvey is one of the most beautiful moated castles in the Rhineland. Numerous merchants and artisans will offer their wares and handmade gifts, such as wooden toys, Christmas ornaments, Nativity scenes, soaps, incense and culinary specialities. Saturdays: open noon to 8 p.m. Sundays: noon to 7 p.m. Tickets available in advance and cost €6 for adults, €4 for children 6 to 12, and free for children under 6. Location: Burg Satzvey An der Burg 353894 Mechernich-Satzvey. Tel.: 0049 (0) 2256-95830 Visit (website is in German).

Christmas market Present – Sun, Dec 23 Wiesbaden The Wiesbaden Christmas market includes a beautiful Ferris wheel, where you can see the twinkling lights across the city center. Glühwein, delicious food, Christmas crafts and music will help you ring in the holiday season. This is one of the best parts of being stationed in Germany! Opening hours: 10:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and noon to 9 p.m. Sunday. Saarbrücken Zoo for Christmas Eve Mon, Dec 24 Graf-Stauffenbergstr., Saarbrücken On Dec. 24th (Christmas Eve), the zoo in Saarbrücken will hold a Christmasthemed guided tour from 10 a.m. to noon. Christmas walk through the zoo Wed, Dec 26 Kaiserslautern Zoo Join Santa Claus during a guided walk through the Kaiserslautern Zoo at 2:30 p.m. During the tour, Santa will provide lots of information on the zoo and the animals. Address and information: Zum Tierpark 10, 67661 Kaiserslautern Tel: 0631 71690. New Year’s Eve market Thu, Dec 27 – Sat, Dec 29 Kaiserslautern This market is similar to Kaiserslautern’s Christmas market because it allows visitors to extend the festivities even after Christmas day! All your favorites will still be there, including Glühwein, candy, Flammkuchen, and more shopping, just in case you missed someone on your holiday list! CONCERTS New York Gospel Stars Sun, Dec 23 Idar-Oberstein Check out Idar-Oberstein (near Baumholder military base) to see the New York Gospel Stars. This English language concert will be full of beautiful songs and lively energy. The concert takes place at 6 p.m. Dec. 23 in the City Theatre, Wilhelmstrasse 22, 55743 Idar-Oberstein.

‘STOMP’ Fri, Dec 28 Rosengarten, Mozartsall – Mannheim “STOMP” is an incredible, high energy performance that you won’t want to miss. “STOMP” will come to Mannheim, Germany, from Dec. 28 to 31. Tickets start at €32.50. ‘The Voice of Germany’ Mon, Jan 7 SAP Arena, Mannheim The eight finalists from “The Voice of Germany” will be going on tour Jan. 7. If you want to take part in the grand event, get your tickets quick. Nena (“99 Balloons”) and Xavier Naidoo will be there as well. To reserve or buy your tickets, call the hotline at 0621-18190333 or visit UPCOMING EVENTS Night of the Dance Sat, Jan 12 Idar-Oberstein Experience a fascinating journey through the history of dance, from classical ballet to world-famous Irish step dance, to Stomp — the dance of the New York street scene. “Night of the Dance” comes to Idar-Oberstein at 8 p.m. Jan. 12. Location: Stadttheater, Whilhelmstrasse 22, 55743 Idar-Oberstein For more information, visit Queen tribute concert Sun, Jan 27 Fruchthalle, Kaiserslautern The history of the British rock band Queen and it’s famous front man Freddie Mercury will be celebrated at this tribute concert in Kaiserslautern, performed by various musicians, including a full choir and orchestra. Queen was famous for their hits “We Will Rock You,” “We Are the Champions” and “Killer Queen.” The Best of Black Gospel Fri, Dec 28 Apostlechurch, Kaiserslautern This group is known as one of the best gospel groups in Germany and Europe. Tickets cost €25. To buy tickets in advance, call 0631 36219814. Tickets are also available in the Pop Shop, call 0631-64725, or in the tourist information office, call 0631-365-2316.

Nelly Furtado Tue, Mar 5 Theater am Tanzbrunnen, Köln If you’re a fan of this PortugueseCanadian singer, then don’t miss out on her concert! Tickets are selling quickly, so reserve yours today! Show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets start at €52. For more information, check out or Night of the Jumps Sat, May 10 SAP Arena, Mannheim These guys are taking motorcycling to a whole new level. Extreme stunts and a fun-filled show will keep you on the edge! Tickets start at €46.90. Show starts at 7 p.m. For more information or pictures, visit (Website in English and German). Kids Carnival Sun, Jan 27 Kaiserslautern Check out the annual KVK Kids Carnival in Kaiserslautern, starting at 2 p.m. Jan. 27. Location: KVK, Timo Menge, Husarenäcker 16, 67659 Kaiserslautern SPORTS Handball Wed, Dec 26 SAP Arena, Mannheim Come watch the Rhein-Neckar Löwen as they take on the MT Melsungen. The game starts at 4:45 p.m. For tickets, call the SAP Arena at 0621-431-79135. Harder13 Cup Sat, Jan 5 SAP Arena, Mannheim Various German soccer teams, including Kaiserslautern’s own 1. FCK, will take part in this tournament spectacle. If you are a huge soccer fan, you will not want to miss out on this. Get your tickets in advance by calling 0621-18190-333. Wrestling Thu, Feb 3 Mannheim If you’re a wrestling fan, check out Mannheim for the WxW Live Wrestling event Feb. 3. Buy tickets online at www. Location: Alte Seilerei, Angelstraße 33, Mannheim

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December Mark Your Calendar

» Sing rock, pop, country or soul at Armstrong’s Club Karaoke Night from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. today in Bldg. 1036 on Vogelweh Housing. For more information, call 0631-354-9986. » Dance the night away to great hits at Armstrong’s Club’s R&B Night from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday in Bldg. 1036 on Vogelweh Housing. For more information, call 0631-354-9986. » Do not miss the exciting Holiday Cheer Bingo from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Kazabra Club, Bldg. 2057 on Vogelweh. There will be four guaranteed $1,000 games, free food, Christmas goodies, raffle prizes, a visit from Santa and more! For more information, call 489-7261 or 0631536-7261. » Learn to salsa with an hour of free salsa lessons while enjoying the margarita bar and live D.J. from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Dec. 29 at Armstrong’s Club, Bldg. 1036 on Vogelweh Housing. For more information, call 0631-354-9986. » Bring in the new year with the Kazabra Club at their New Year’s Eve Party from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. Dec. 31 in Bldg. 2057 on Vogelweh. The club will be decorated to the tee. Party favors will be available for all, along with delicious food from the buffet. And, best of all, the New Year’s ball will drop at midnight! Tickets cost $10. For detail or to buy tickets, call 489-7261 or 0631-536-7261. » The Sembach Community Activities Center is throwing a New Year’s Eve Party from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. Dec. 31 in Bldg. 220 on Sembach Kaserne. A live DJ will be spinning all the hits. Tickets cost $20 pre-purchased or $25 at the door. For details or to buy tickets, call 496-5140 or 06302-67-5140. » Send 2012 out with a bang at Armstrong’s Club’s Lights Out Party from

9 p.m. to 4 a.m. Dec. 31 in Bldg. 1036 on Vogelweh Housing. Enjoy glowing party favors, dancing, drinks and pure fun. There will be a champagne toast at midnight. Tickets cost $5. For details, call 0631-3549986. » The Japanese Garden in Kaiserslautern offers a calendar with motifs from the garden to highlight its 25th anniversary in 2013. The calendar is available in the Japanese Garden shop, which is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Advent Saturdays and at the Kaiserslautern Tourist Information Office on Fruchthallstrasse 14. » Donate a new, unwrapped toy today to help benefit a child in the military community. There are donation stations throughout the KMC, including the Exchange Mall. Your contribution will go to a child and help make their holiday season a little brighter.


» Rheinland Pfalz Quilt Guild meetings are held the third Thursday of each month. Night meetings are held the fourth Thursday of each month. Visit for the meeting location. » The Rhineland Breast Cancer Coalition, a group of breast cancer survivors in the KMC, are celebrating life and supporting and encouraging other breast cancer patients and survivors in the area. This group meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at Bambus Garden, outside Pulaski Gate by Vogelweh. For details, email » The Kaiserslautern chapter of the Sergeant Morales Club meets from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. the first Monday of every month at the Rhine Ordnance Barracks DFAC (on the right side). This meeting is open to all Sergeant Morales members, Sergeant Audie Murphy members and to

any NCO who would like to join. » The German-American Children’s Friendship Choir welcomes all interested children, ages 6 to 10, to join our choir for this upcoming Christmas concert season. The choir will meet from 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays in Otterberg in the third floor Aula (auditorium) of the Grundschule (elementary school). The choir will study good choral singing technique and learn songs to perform in concert, which also include choreography moves and Orff instrument playing. The program this fall consists of Christmas songs in both English and German as well as traditional rounds in Latin and French. The choir will perform in Christmas festivals in Otterberg and in church concerts in Kaiserslautern, along with our sponsor choir, the Rheinland-

Pfalz International Choir. For details or to register, contact director Suann Strickland at 06301-389-8107 or suannstrickland@

Baumholder events

» The Baumholder Creative Arts Center is now offering balloon deliveries to your loved ones on post. For only $5 extra, you can have your balloon bouquet delivered anywhere on Smith and Wetzel (please no schools). This service is available from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays. All orders must be paid at the time the order is placed. For details, visit the Baumholder Creative Arts Center on Smith Kaserne, Bldg. 8104, or call 4858606 or 06783-68606.

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‘Silent Night’ originates in Austria by Petra Lessoing 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs “Silent Night” is known as the world’s most popular Christmas song. Currently, it can be heard all over the world in all languages. The song originates in Austria. On the afternoon of Christmas Eve in 1818, the priest of St. Nikolaus Church in Oberndorf near Salzburg, Joseph Mohr, tried to play the organ. He was very desperate because there was only a scratching sound coming out of the instrument. The church and the organ were damaged by high waters from the Salzach River. For Mohr, a Christmas celebration without music was impossible. So, he gave the text of a poem he wrote in 1816 to his friend and local teacher Franz Xaver Gruber and asked him to compose a melody for it. He chose this poem because it was in German and easy to understand for the local population, who mainly were seamen on the Salzach River. During the priest’s time, the church liturgy was mainly in Latin not to be understood by those poor people. Just in time for the midnight service, Gruber presented Mohr an easy melody for two soloists with choir and guitar accompaniment. The local people liked “Stille Nacht” performed by the priest singing tenor and playing the guitar, and the teacher singing bass. In fall of the following year, Mohr left Oberndorf to be stationed in another town in the state of Salzburg. The new Christmas

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song was forgotten. But in 1824, when the organ again needed repair work, the organbuilder found the text and notes of “Stille Nacht” in the choir loft. He asked Gruber for a copy to take with him on his trips. This way, many musicians from Tyrol, who were traveling throughout Europe, included the song in their repertory. In 1832, a publisher from Leipzig printed “Stille Nacht” for the first time, but the names of Mohr and Gruber were not mentioned. They never knew what a success their song, even in America, was. Joseph Mohr, the priest, died at the age of 55 as a poor man. Many years later, a controversy about the authorship of the original version was set aside. Today a monument of Mohr in Oberndorf honors his work. To date, the Christmas song “Stille Nacht” has been translated into about 300 languages and dialects. Due to bad damages by high waters, St. Nicholas Church had to be torn down between 1906 and 1913. In the first half of the 20th century, the village of Oberndorf was placed about 800 meters upstream into high water secured areas, and a new church was built. Between 1924 and 1937, a Silent Night memorial chapel was erected on the grounds of the former church. About 150,000 persons from throughout the world visit the chapel each year. In 2011, the Austrian UNESCO commission added the song to the national list of intangible cultural heritage and recommended it for the general list of international UNESCO cultural heritage.

» The Ramstein Airman & Family Readiness Center will sponsor ABCs of PCSing from 9 a.m. to noon Jan. 3 at the Hercules Theater on Ramstein. For details, call 480-5100. » Couples Communication is a two-part series course being offered through Family Advocacy. In this class, learn the keys to better communication, effective listening and understanding taught in a fun learning atmosphere. Take the stress out of your relationship by enrolling today. Classes take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. every first and second Thursday of the month in Bldg. 2917 on Pulaski Barracks. To register, call 0631-34064203. » Did you know that anger is directly related to symptoms associated with survival instincts? Learn about how anger is triggered, ways to monitor and associate patterns of anger with thought processes and, most importantly, how to control anger in Anger Management Class, a three-part educational learning experience. Join the ACS Anger Management Class by registering for a session, offered from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every Wednesday in Bldg. 2917 on Pulaski Barracks. For details, call 493-4062 or 0631-3406-4062. » Stress Management class takes place from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. the first and second Tuesday of the

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The Silent Night Chapel in Oberndorf, Austria, lures plenty of visitors each Christmas.

month in Bldg. 2917 on Pulaski Barracks. For details, call 493-4062 or 0631-3406-4062.

Chapel News

» The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints will hold a Christmas Open House from 6 to 8:30 p.m. today at Lauterstrasse 1, 67657 Kaiserslautern. There will be music, traditional German and American Christmas desserts, and many different Nativity sets from around the world on display. Parking is free. For more information, call Missy McGrath at 06383-925500. » The KMC Military Council of Catholic Women will hold its monthly meeting of faith filled fellowship and spirituality from 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 10 at the Ramstein Northside Chapel Annex. Dinner and free child care will be provided. The event theme will be “Pilgrimages Close to Home.” Email to RSVP or for more information. » The Ramstein chapel is accepting bids for the following contract positions: Ramstein Contemporary Service parish facilitator — The facilitator works in coordination with the contemporary service chaplain and many service ministries, such as worship and praise, children’s church, fellowship, ushers, prayer, outreach, sound system support team, etc. The RCS parish facilitator will also assist the contemporary service

chaplain in managing programs, calendar development, announcements and communication. Ramstein Contemporary Service religious education director — The director serves as the director, coordinator, resource person, teacher, facilitator and organizer of the RCS religious education program for ages 1 through adult. Consults are coordinated with and monitored by the RCS chaplain. The program is multifaceted and requires a high degree of coordination and cooperation with military and civilian activities and authorities. Bidders are subject to criminal history background checks and must complete a Child Care National Agency Check and Inquiries and Installation Records Check. The chapel will be accepting bids until 4 p.m. Jan. 11. The statement of work and bid documents can be picked up from the Ramstein North Chapel, Monday through Friday. The position will be awarded on the best value to the government. Bidders are invited to attend the bid opening at 9 a.m. Jan. 14 for the parish facilitator and 9:30 a.m. Jan. 14 for the RE director at the Ramstein North Chapel, Bldg. 1201. If required, bidders will have to participate in a qualifying interview. For more information, call Petra Rausch at 480-2499 or 06371-47-2499. » A Unitarian Universalist worship service and fellowship hour will be held from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. the second and fourth Sundays until May at the Kapaun Chapel.

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Off-base residents must recycle Christmas trees properly

The environmental office of the Kaiserslautern County Administration asks KMC residents to properly recycle their Christmas trees. Residents can drop off the trees at the official collecting places for green waste in their villages or they can place their Christmas trees at the edge of the road in front of the houe by 6 a.m. on pick-up days. 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. 7: Bruchmühlbach, Miesau, Buchholz, Elschbach and Vogelbach. » Jan. 8: Langwieden, Lambsborn, Gerhards-

brunn, Martinshöhe, Bann, Oberarnbach, Mittelbrunn and Queidersbach. » Jan. 9: Linden, Krickenbach, Schopp, Stelzenberg, Langensohl, Trippstadt, Johanniskreuz, Waldleiningen, Frankenstein and Fischbach. » Jan. 10: Hochspeyer, Alsenborn and Enkenbach. » Jan. 11: Mehlingen, Sembach and Neuhemsbach. » Jan. 14: Baalborn, Otterberg and Drehenthalerhof » Jan. 15: Heiligenmoschel, Schallodenbach, Schneckenhausen, Niederkirchen, Morbach, Heimkirchen and Wörsbach. » Jan. 16: Frankelbach, Olsbrücken, Sulzbachtal, Mehlbach, Katzweiler and Hirschhorn. » Jan. 17: Weilerbach, Rodenbach, Erzenhausen,

Samuelshof, Eulenbis, Schwedelbach and Pörrbach. » Jan. 18: Otterbach and Sambach. » Jan. 21: Mackenbach, Kollweiler, ReichenbachSteegen, Fockenberg-Limbach, Albersbach, Obermohr, Kirchmohr, Schrollbach, Reuschbach and Weltersbach. » Jan. 22: Ramstein, Miesenbach, KottweilerSchwanden and Steinwenden. » Jan. 23: Hauptstuhl, Spesbach, Hütschenhausen, Katzenbach and Niedermohr » Jan. 24: Landstuhl » Jan. 25: Kindsbach For more information, call the Kaiserslautern County waste council office at 0631-7105-408 or 7105-319. (Information provided by Kaiserslautern County Administration office)

German holidays in 2013 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) Feb. 11 — Rose Monday (no legal holiday) Feb. 12 — Shrove Tuesday (Fasching — no legal holiday) Feb. 13 — Ash Wednesday (no legal holiday) March 29 — Good Friday March 31 and April 1 — Easter May 1 — Labor Day May 9 — Ascension Day May 19 and 20 — Pentecost May 30 — Corpus Christi Day (official holiday in the states of Rheinland-Pfalz, Saarland, Bavaria, Baden-Württemberg, Hessen, Nordrhein-Westfalen 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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VACATION photos RIGHT: Galen and Gabriel Gardner pose for a photo in front of Mount Vesuvius Nov. 22 while vacationing in Pompeii, Italy. BELOW: Soila DelgadoHoover and Willie T. Hoover IV pose for a photo Oct. 20 in Barcelona, Spain.

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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: • “Buddenbrooks,” a play in German based on the book by Thomas Mann, 7:30 p.m. today. • “Dornröschen,” Sleeping Beauty, a ballet by Stefano Giannetti, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 2, 15, 25, and 6 p.m. Tuesday and Dec. 30. • “Der gestiefelte Kater,” Puss in Boots, a play for children, in German, 4 p.m. Sunday and Wednesday. • “Andorra,” a play in German, by Max Fritsch, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 4, 12 and 18. • “Engelslieder,” balletts by Stefano Giannetti, 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, 20 and 27. • “Im weissen Rössl,” an operetta by Ralph Benatzky, in German, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 28, and 7 p.m. Dec. 31. • “Chronicle of the Immortals — Blood Night,” a rock opera by Wolfgang Holbein with the band Vanden Plas, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 29 and 6 p.m. Jan. 6. For more information, call 0631-3675-209 or visit Kammgarn Kaiserslautern: • Stephan Flesch & Die Knecht Ruprecht Band present their traditional Christmas cult soul show, 8 p.m. today, Saturday and Sunday. Sold out. • The Big International Boogie Woogie Night, 8 p.m. Thursday. Tickets cost €20. • K-Town rock with Walter Elf, Boxhamsters and Love A, 8 p.m. Dec. 30. Tickets cost €16. • Svannah Blues Band presents a CD release

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Concert between the years The Kammgarn Kaiserslautern presents the band Coppelius at 8 p.m. Dec. 28. The band combines metal and rock with classical instruments in a fascinating show. Tickets cost €17. For more information, visit

concert, 8 p.m. Jan. 11. Tickets cost €16. Visit www.kammgarn. de or call 0631-365-2607 Courtesy photo for more information. Fruchthalle, Pasión de Buena Vista Kaiserslautern: The Stadthalle Landstuhl presents “Pasión de Buena Vista,” featuring Cuban music and • The German dances, at 8 p.m. Jan. 4. A 10-member live band with singers and dancers will present Radio Philharmonics rumba, mambo, cha-cha-cha and salsa. Tickets cost €19.50 to €28. For more information Saarbrücken and tickets, visit Kaiserslautern presents “Dornröschen,” Sleeping Beauty, by Peter Tschaikowsky, for orchestra, narrator and puppet player (for children older than • Museum Pfalzgalerie, Kaiserslautern, 5), 4 p.m. Saturday. Tickets cost €6. exhibition of 50 oil paintings by Chinese artist • The German Radio Philharmonics Saarbrücken Qiu Shihua, to Jan. 6. Hours are 11 a.m. to Kaiserslautern performs a New Year’s concert 8 p.m. Tuesdays; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays to with works by Johann Strauss, Giacomo Puccini, Sundays; Mondays closed. For more information, Leonard Bernstein, Cole Porter, 5 p.m. Dec. 31. visit Tickets cost €31 to €41. • Ramstein, Haus des Bürgers, painting exhibi• The Sonic.Art Quartet presents works by Bach, tion showing Marilyn Monroe, Charlie Chaplin, Nyman, Piazolla, Glass and Francaix, 8 p.m. Johnny Depp, open during performances to Jan. 10. For more information, visit Dec. 31. To arrange other times, call or call the office of arts at 218 or stop at the ticket office. 0631-365-1410. • Siegelbach, Zoo, Christmas walk through the Stiftskirche, Kaiserslautern: zoo with Santa Claus; guided tour starts 2:30 p.m. • A Little Market Music with Christmas choir Wednesday. music by the Weizenberger Kammerchor, noon • Sulzbachtal, winter solstice celebration in Saturday. heated barbecue hut, 5 p.m. today. Parking is avail• The Rennquintet presents a concert 8 p.m. able in Ortsstrasse; walking path to hut is lit by Thursday. torches. • New Year’s Eve concert in the candle • Otterberg, Saturday late night shopping until light featuring Baroque sounds, 5 p.m. 8 p.m., Dec. 29. Dec. 31. • Zweibrücken, stores open for Sunday shopApostelkirche, Pariser Strasse, Kaiserslautern: ping, 1 to 6 p.m. Dec. 30. • The Best of Black Gospel, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 28. Tickets cost €25 and are available at Christmas markets the Kaiserslautern Tourist Information office and • Kaiserslautern, Stiftskirche and Schillerplatz, Thalia book store. Saturday and Sunday, and Thursday to Haus des Bürgers, Ramstein-Miesenbach: Dec. 30. • The symphony orchestra of the Kaiserslautern • Kaiserslautern, Fruchthalle, Culture market County presents a New Year’s concert with melobefore Christmas, today and Saturday. dies from operas and operettas, 8 p.m. Jan. 13. • Deidesheim/German Wine Street, Tickets cost €23 to €29. For more information, Ludwigshafen, Mannheim, Saarbrücken, today to visit Sunday. English Theatre, Gallusanlage 7, Frankfurt: • Otterberg, Saturday. • “Sweet Charity,” a musical by Cy Coleman, Dorothy Fields and Neil Simon, through Feb. 17. Flea markets • Kaiserslautern, Pfalzcenter (across from Performances are 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays to Saturdays, Daenner Kaserne), Saturdays. and 6 p.m. Sundays. No performances Sunday to • Kaiserslautern, Messehalle at Messeplatz Wednesday. For more information, visit fairgrounds, Saturday and Dec. 29. • Homburg, Am Forum, near Rathaus, Jan. 5. Miscellaneous • Bad Dürkheim, Saline (salt-works), 9 a.m. to • Kaiserslautern, event hall on Gartenschau area, 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 29 and Jan. 5. ice skating rink, open 9 a.m. to noon, 1 to 3, 4 to 6, • Bad Dürkheim, Salierhalle, second-hand 7 to 9 p.m. daily. Fridays and Sundays open until fashion market, Saturday. 10 p.m., to Feb. 10. Tickets cost €3.50 for adults For more information, visit and €2.50 for children. For more information, visit

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December is National Safe Toys and Gifts Month by Amy Cowell U.S. Army Public Health Command


he holiday season is upon us and for some it means the stress and anxiety of battling last-minute crowds at the mall, frantically cleaning for visiting in-laws and agonizing over preparing the perfect holiday meal. But not you. You are a holiday planning superstar, and your perfectly planned holiday checklist has been finished for weeks. Your halls are decked, your stockings are hung by the chimney with care and all of your gifts follow the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s recommendations for safe toys and gifts. Wait, you haven’t done the last one? Maybe you’re not the holiday planning superstar you think you are, or maybe you aren’t aware of the serious risks involved in giving unsafe holiday toys and gifts. In 2007, the CPSC reported 18 toy-related deaths and an estimated 170,100 hospital emergency-room treated injuries to children under 15. Although these consequences are real, prevention is as simple as following a few safety guidelines when shopping for the perfect holiday gift. The CPSC recommends the following toy safety shopping tips:

Under 3 Years Old

Children under 3 tend to put everything in their mouths. Avoid buying toys intended for older children that may have small parts that pose a choking danger. Never let children of any age play with deflated or broken balloons because of the choking danger. Avoid marbles, balls and games with balls that have a diameter of 1.75 inches or less. These products also pose a choking hazard to young children. Children at this age pull, prod and twist toys. Look for toys that are well-made with tightly secured eyes, noses and other parts. Avoid toys that have sharp edges and points.

Ages 3 to 5

Avoid toys that are constructed with thin, brittle plastic that might easily break into small pieces or leave jagged edges. Look for household art materials, including crayons and paint sets, marked with the designation “ASTM D-4236.” This means the product has been reviewed for chronic health hazards and, if necessary, the product has been labeled with cautionary information. Teach older children to keep their toys away from their younger brothers and sisters.

Ages 6 to 12

For all children, adults should check toys periodically for breakage and potential hazards. Damaged

or dangerous toys should be repaired or thrown away. If buying a toy gun, be sure the barrel, or the entire gun, is brightly colored so that it’s not mistaken for a real gun. If you buy a bicycle for any age child, buy a helmet too, and make sure the child wears it. Teach all children to put toys away when they’re finished playing so they don’t trip over them or fall on them. … And Always Read the Label The CPSC requires toy manufacturers to meet stringent safety standards and to label certain toys that could be a hazard for younger children. Look for labels that give age recommendations and use that information as a guide. Labels on toys that state “not recommended for children under 3 ... contains small parts,” are labeled that way because they may pose a choking hazard to children under 3. Toys should be developmentally appropriate to suit the skills, abilities and interests of the child. The CPSC oversees the safety of toys and many other consumer products. For more information about purchasing safe toys and gifts, contact: » U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Toll-Free Hotline, 1-800-638-2772 » U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission,

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Throw down with the Brazilian Jujitsu Club Story and photos by Senior Airman Aaron-Forrest Wainwright 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs


ervice members and civilians came together for the Ramstein Jujitsu Club, by taking part in the martial arts combative sport at an Army combative gym on Rhine Ordnance Barracks. Brazilian jujitsu focuses on grappling and ground fighting; a concept where a smaller, less powerful person will be able to defend themselves from a larger opponent, employing holds, throws and paralyzing blows to submit a foe. Along with the physical training, students here go over different selfdefense techniques. Many different people have attended the class all with different skill levels. Some people practice jujitsu for the technique, others for fitness or even just for selfdefense. “Jujitsu is known as the gentle or smooth martial art but it is also known for being technical in a very in-depth manner, which allows it to be played out like a chess match of the body that makes you sore like lifting weights while making you breathe like cardio,” said Staff. Sgt. Joshua Nicholson, 435th Construction and Training Squadron aircraft arresting system depot maintenance journeyman. Royce Gracie, a mixed martial arts fighter, was one of the first people who brought Brazilian jujitsu to the U.S.

ABOVE: Students of the Brazilian jujitsu class practice fighting techniques during a class Nov. 26 on Rhine Ordnance Barracks. Classes are held from 6 to 8 p.m. every Monday and Wednesday. BELOW: A student of the Brazilian jujitsu class ties his gi during a class.

and over time the fighting style has blossomed into an entire sport, being widely used in many different grappling tournaments and mixed martial arts competitions. Brazilian jujitsu is an easy going spin on the martial art lifestyle, and just like any martial art, it teaches discipline and self-defense techniques that Airmen could use to be combat ready. “I recommend Brazilian jujitsu to everyone I meet,” Nicholson said. “You can see that Brazilian jujitsu is

Gymnastics classes

Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation’s SKIESUnlimited offers gymnastics classes for toddlers and children. For details, call Parent Central Services at 493-4156 or 0631-3406-4516.

Kung Fu, martial arts

Students will develop physical and mental skills while learning a 500-year-old practice called Kung Fu. Open to ages 5 to 18. Lessons will be held at the Sembach Middle School gym. For details, contact Parent Central Services, Bldg. 2898 on Pulaski Barracks, at 493-4516/4122 or 0631-34064516/4122, or the Landstuhl One Stop Shop, Bldg. 3810, at 486-8943 or 06371-86-8943.

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-

for anyone willing to learn.” Classes are held from 6 to 8 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Nearly all classes focus on proper form due to the nature of the sport. When there are opportunities to participate in competitions the number of sessions may increase, and the focus of the classes can be tailored. Whether someone would like to learn how to better defend themselves or just a love of the sport, the Ramstein Brazilian Jujitsu Club is open to anyone who is willing to learn.

holders, Department of Defense civilians, and retirees ages 16 and up. To play, contact Robert Michels at 486-8939 or 06371-86-8939 or Robert.michels@

9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Miesau Physical Fitness Center, Bldg. 1220. For details and prices, call 481-3797 or 06372-8423797.

Parent & Me Yoga Classes


Relax and rejuvenate in Parent & Me Yoga, offered by CYS Services SKIESUnlimited. Parent and child yoga classes are offered to parents and the children ages infant to 5 years and ages 5 to 12. To register, contact Parent Central Services, Bldg. 2898 on Pulaski Barracks, or the One Stop Shop, Bldg. 3810 on Landstuhl.

Family Fitness

The Family Fitness class consists of circuit training for the whole family. Parents and children will get an all-over body workout in 60 minutes. Family Fitness incorporates cardio, body bars, obstacle courses and more. This class takes place from

Pilates classes take place from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Fridays in Bldg. 3720 on Landstuhl. For more information, call 486-7172 or 06371-867172.

Dynamic Yoga

A yoga class to revitalize the body and awaken the mind and spirit will take place from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. Wednesdays at the Landstuhl Fitness Center in Bldg. 3720 on Landstuhl. Challenging posture flow along with meditation and breathing exercises create not only a thorough workout, but also an energetic experience. For more information and prices, call 486-7172 or 06371-86-7172.

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NOW SHOWING EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the last edition of the Kaiserslautern American for this year. The next edition comes out Jan. 11. For an updated movie schedule, including movies coming out after Christmas and over New Year’s, visit

Gateway Cineplex (Ramstein) The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (PG-13) 11 a.m., 2:15 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 8:45 p.m. Taken 2 (R) 11:30 a.m., 2 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7 p.m., 9:30 p.m. House at the End of the Street (PG-13) 11:30 a.m., 2 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7 p.m., 9:30 p.m. SATURDAY - The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (PG-13) 11 a.m., 2:15 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 8:45 p.m. Taken 2 (PG-13) 11:30 a.m., 4:30 p.m., 7 p.m., 9:30 p.m. House at the End of the Street (PG-13) 11:30 a.m., 4:30 p.m., 7 p.m., 9:30 p.m. Ice Age: Continental Drift (PG) 2 p.m. SUNDAY The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (PG-13) 11 a.m., 2:15 p.m., 5:30 p.m. Taken 2 (PG-13) 11:30 a.m., 2 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7 p.m. House at the End of the Street (PG-13) 11:30 a.m., 2 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7 p.m. Winnie the Pooh (G) 4:15 p.m. MONDAY - The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (PG-13) 11 a.m., 3 p.m. House at the End of the Street (PG-13) 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 4 p.m. Arthur’s Christmas (PG) 11:30 a.m. A Christmas Carol (PG) 2 p.m., 4:15 p.m. TUESDAY - Closed for Christmas WEDNESDAY - The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (PG-13) 11 a.m., 2:15 p.m., 5:30 p.m. Taken 2 (PG-13) 11:30 a.m., 2 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7 p.m. House at the End of the Street (PG-13) 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 4 p.m., 6:30 p.m. THURSDAY - The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (PG-13) 11 a.m., 2:15 p.m., 5:30 p.m. Taken 2 (PG-13) 11:30 a.m., 2 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7 p.m. House at the End of the Street (PG-13) 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 4 p.m., 6:30 p.m. TODAY -

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Galaxy Theater (Vogelweh) TODAY Playing for Keeps (PG-13) 7 p.m. SATURDAY - Won’t Back Down (PG) 4 p.m. The Dark Knight Rises (PG-13) 7 p.m. SUNDAY The Odd Life of Timothy Green (PG-13) 4 p.m. Editor’s note: Schedules and synopses are provided by the Army and Air Force Exchange Service. Movie times and dates are subject to change by the individual theaters. Please check with the theater to ensure accuracy.

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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (PG-13) — The adventure follows the journey of title character Bilbo Baggins, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor from the fearsome dragon Smaug. Approached out of the blue by the wizard Gandalf the Grey, Bilbo finds himself joining a company of 13 dwarves led by the legendary warrior Thorin Oakenshield. Their journey will take them into the wild and through treacherous lands. Bilbo Baggins not only discovers depths of guile and courage that surprise even him, he also gains possession of Gollum’s precious ring that holds unexpected and useful qualities. A simple, gold ring that is tied to the fate of all Middle Earth in ways Bilbo cannot begin to know. Starring Ian McKellen and Martin Freeman.

House at the End of the Street (PG-13) — Seeking a fresh start, newly divorced Sarah and her daughter Elissa find the house of their dreams in a small, upscale, rural town. But when startling and unexplainable events begin to happen, Sarah and Elissa learn the town is in the shadows of a chilling secret. Years earlier, in the house next door, a daughter killed her parents in their beds and disappeared, leaving only a brother, Ryan, as the sole survivor. Against Sarah’s wishes, Elissa begins a relationship with the reclusive Ryan, and the closer they get, the deeper they’re all pulled into a mystery more dangerous than they ever imagined. Starring Jennifer Lawrence and Elisabeth Shue.

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15 Evening reception 22 Islamic office 23 Chumps 24 Exceed 25 Edison’s middle name 26 Bondsman’s concern 27 “The Nazarene” novelist 28 Histrionic 32 Transfusion liquids 33 English school since 1440 34 Bad impression? 36 Formerly, once 39 Old gold coin 40 __-relief 41 Shoe style 42 Mayhem 45 Whooping bird 46 Loops of yarn 47 Impecunious 48 Dandy in Dundee 50 Mother of Horus 51 Ars longa, ___ brevis 52 1950s British PM 53 Eliot of the Untouchables 55 Bit of hope? 56 Neptune’s domain

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Kaiserslautern American Enjoy the great view from this Bavarian style FSH, 220 m² in Niederkirchen, 20 km to Sembach, 22 km to KL, 3-4 BR, 2 Baths, BIK, Huge Liv./Din. room area w. fire place, party room w. Bar, 1 garage, pets negotiable, rent: 1650.00 EUR + 30.00 EUR garage 5min to RAB duplex 142sqm 3BR + util., avail.: now. For more info liv/din rm w/ open firepl 1.5baths please call GI Bill Pay Service & BIK basem carport â‚Ź880 +utl Real Estate, Tel.: 0160-1065196 or 06371-465407, E-mail: 0176-10038829 A very nice FSH in Friedelhausen, approx 160sqm, big garden, Liv, Freest 1 FHS Rieschweiler-MĂźhlBIK, 5BR, 2 new bathrms, base- bach, UlmenstraĂ&#x;e 10, new built ment, garage, big terrace, Rent w/ 260sqm 5BR 2.5baths BIK garage garage â‚Ź1030 + util. Avail now. terr 1st occupancy floor heat Tel: 06385-1301 or Handy â‚Ź1900 +util 06336-6317 / 01717773278 01703153766 or 01717604541

4 yr old FSH 252sqm with video surveillance, RAB School Distr, 5 APTS FOR RENT bedrms, 3 1/2 bath, great built-in kit, pantry, fireplace, walk-in cloAll ads & pics can be viewed @ set, basemt, nice size garden. Rent 1980 & util, avail now. Doris Luxury apt approx, 130sqm in Drewlow Immobilien, Tel: 06371Landstuhl Melkerei, high quality 5940059 equip, second floor, 2BR, 2bath, liv rm w/ open fire-place, bik, flr heat, laundry rm, own little yard, garage. In quiet area. No pets, perfect for singles, Avail mid Jan. â‚Ź895 + â‚Ź40 garage + util. Call: 0171-3872222. No realtor!

New Apt, 66887 Ulmet, 203sqm, huge livingroom, BIK, big day light bathr, guest toilet, storeroom, 4 bedrooms, direct carpark, 0175-7119811, schuck.stefan@, â‚Ź1200.- + util, 10 min to A62, 25min RAB Ramstein 2BR apt 130sqm, big livrm, BIK, 1 full bath, balc, nice apt, quiet area, no pets, single tenant preferred, â‚Ź980 incl all utl except electr. Avail now. Please Call: 06371-58449 or 01709120290 Ramstein, near base, apt. for rent: 2BR, 1bldg. kitchen, open dining/livingroom area, large balcony. Call: 06371/71176 or 0176/ 20224094 â‚Ź778 Rodenbach: officiancy apt. 28 qm. ideal for single pers. sep. entr. Euro 295 all inkl. exp. electricity, 0177-5698303 Schwedelbach, first flr comfort apt, fully furn, 3bed, liv/dinrm, BIK, bath, guest WC, big terrace and garden, 103sqm, basement, laundryrm, carpark, â‚Ź910 incl util + elec. Tel: 06371-404202 or 0170-6173410 Sembach bright apartm., 107sqm, 3bedrm., liv/din area, nice BIK, gorgeous patio, new renovated, av. now, 680,- Euros +Ut. 01712790214 You like horses? We have the place for you! Exclusive high standard apt 20min to RAB 136sqm 2bed rm 1bath w/shower & tub bik w/din area, attic terrace â‚Ź900 + â‚Ź200utl + â‚Ź1300 deposit Call: 0175-5665569 or lindenhof-kl@

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Airbase: 15 min Vogelbach: brand new, luxury house, 5 br, 3 bath, firepl, gar, yard E 2190,- ; Huetschenhausen: very nice 235 sqm, 5 br, dplx, firepl. yard, gar, E 1730,-; Hermersberg: freest, new, 3 br, 2 bath, one floor, floorh, E 1270,-; Ramstein: 3 br dplx small yard, gar E1100,- JR Realty - reduced fee - Ph: 0170-315-9692 or Bann, nice 160 sqm duplex, build 1999, yard, E 239000, Immo T. 016096096498 Comfortable renovated old farmhouse, Dorfstr. 16, 66424 Homburg/Altbreitenfelderhof near Waldmohr 5min, 7rms BIK liv rm din rm 2bath 2balc terrace basement yard parking. â‚Ź1100 + utl 0163-3505337 or MGBernd@ DPLX, 5bedr, 2kit, 2liv/dinr 2,5bathr, 2garage, floor heating (heating pump) 234sqm, 15min to RAB, â‚Ź1780 06381/425677 or 01778618946 Duplex House Kindsbach 185sqm 5BR BIK garden garage 1.5bath â‚Ź1105 no pets. Avail 1 Jan, 2013, 0173-7741927. Please do not call before Sunday.

Freest. House Bamberger Hof 250sqm, 3BR, 2BIK, party rm, play rm, cellar, laundry rm, office, 2baths, 2WC, liv/din rm, storage rm, yard, terrace, balcony, open firepl â‚Ź1750, 06386993519 FSH 160 m² in Schneckenhausen, 20 km to Sembach, 20 km to K'Lautern, 4 BR, BIK, 2 Bath, Liv/ Din-Room w. fireplace, Basement, Carport, Yard, Pets negotiable, Rent: 1120 Euro + util., Avail: December 10, 2012. For more info please contact: GI Bill Pay Service & Real Estate, Tel.: 06371465407 or 0160-1065196, E-mail: FSH 160 m², 8 km to Landstuhl, 12 km to RAB, 4 BR, 2 Bath, BIK, Liv/Din, Basement, Garage, Patio, Pets allowed, Rent: 830 Euro + util., Avail: Now. For more info please contact GI Bill Pay Service & Real Estate Tel.: 06371-465407 or 0160-1065196, Email: FSH in SchĂśnenberg-KĂźbelberg, 220m², 4BR, 2Baths, Floor Heading, BIK, fenced backyard, highspeed-Internet, Garage and Carport Tel.: 0160 8248900 â‚Ź1400, 06373 3516 5$067(,1

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1 freest. House, Kaiserslautern Hohenecken, 5 bedr, 2 bath, open-fire, â‚Ź1200,- + util, fee â‚Ź 1000,- Real Estate Metzler, 01759855251 10 min Ramstein, 180 sqm, 5 BDR, 2,5 baths, rent â‚Ź 1260, no fee, ZIAI - DZ Immobilien 01726823232 15 min RAB BrĂźcken DPLX house (2003), 162sqm living area, 4BR, 2baths, liv/din area w/open BIK, pantry, laundry, tiled/laminate floors, floorheat, garage+storage, +2 carpark, fenced yard, terrace, pets o.k., av. 1. Jan, â‚Ź1250+utl. (â‚Ź30/pers/month+â‚Ź37/ month), no fee, call 01772547847.

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FSH 270 m² in Ramsen, 20 min to Sembach or K'Lautern, very exclusive, American Style, Pool, Aircond, 2 BR, 2 BIK, 3 Bath, Liv/DinRoom, 2 fireplace, Basement, Office, 1000 m² Yard, Pets allowed, Rent: 1590 Euro + util., no fee, Avail: Jan 15, 2013. contact: Tel.: 0174-2111176 House 270sqm Geiselberg ca. 20km RAM / 15 Vogelw. 5BR 2BIK 1 3/4 bath sauna terr dbl garage w/elec door, partyrm, garden stor, basem/laundry, pets allowed, â‚Ź1800 +util no fees Call: 0162-2568302 Houses in Mackenbach: 3 bedr., garage, â‚Ź 904,-- + util.; 4 bedr., â‚Ź 1.074,-- + util.; 4 bedr., garage, â‚Ź 1.250,-- + util.; 6 bedr., 2 garages, â‚Ź 1.300,-- + util.; I.B.u. Immobilienservice Thomas SouriĂ&#x;eaux 06374 995 694 Kaiserslautern-Einsiedlerhof, Duplex house, 6BD, 2.5bath, 189sqm, BIK, garden, garage, â‚Ź1330 + elec and gas to the specific companies, Westpfalz Immobilien Thomas Werle, Haseneckstr. 23, 66953 Pirmasens, Tel. 06331507195 or 0170-2960501,

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December 21, 2012 Luxury big FSH, 20km to K-Town 180sqm, 4BR, 2bath, flr heating, BIK, terrace, balc, garden, quiet area, â‚Ź1300 + util, Call Henry 0172-6634425 Mackenbach: nice townhouse, 160sqm, 4bedr, liv, bik, 2.5bath, terrace, yard, â‚Ź1080 + util, Roth Immobilien 06374-994776 or 0171-1950606 Miesau, 140sqm, 3BR, 2bath, bik, small yard, 2parkspots, quiet area. â‚Ź1070+ util. Call 015201969839 or after 4pm 06372508608 New freestanding house Weilerbach-PĂśrrbach, 240sqm, 4bedr., livr. Bik, 2bath, studio, open fireplace, balcony, terrace, yard, â‚Ź1750 + util. Roth Immobilien 06374-994776 or 0171-1950606 Nice 180sqm architect-house close to Sembach/Panzer/Kleber, open-fire-place, 2 baths, 2garages, patio with pond, yard, E1250 Immo T. 016096096498 Nice 6 bm free-stand house in HĂśheinĂśd, nice view, big yard, 10 min to landstuhl, E 1800, Immo T. 016096096498 Nice FSH 130 m², 20 min to RAB, Access to A62 1 km, 3 BR, 1 Bath, BIK, Liv/Din-Room, DoubleCarport, Yard, Pets negotiable, Rent: 950 Euro + carport + util., Avail: Now. For more info please contact GI Bill Pay Service & Real Estate Tel.: 06371-465407 or 0160-1065196, Email: ramstein@gi Nice House with 3 Bedrm., Livrm., Big Kitchen BIK, Bath, GToil., 2Balcony, 2Garagen, Big Yard, DSL, AFN, No fee, available now. â‚Ź750 063847067 or 01638150865 / michaelx-xbraun@ Queidersbach, nice 3 bm duplex, studio, carport, E890, Immo. T 016096096498 Ramstein downtown, FSH 200 sqm, 5 BDR, 2 baths, rent â‚Ź 1200, ZIAI DZ Immobilien 01726823232 Ramstein-Miesenbach: nice 5 bm house, garage, yard, E1180, Immo. T. 016096096498

Old Farmhouse newly renovated with barn in Niederkirchen, 22 km to Sembach, 22 km to K'Lautern, 160 m², 4 BR, 1.5 Bath, BIK, Liv/ Din-Room, Storage, Double-Carport, Huge fenced in yard, Pets allowed, Rent 1260 Euro, Avail: Now. For more info please contact: GI Bill Pay Service & Real Estate, Tel.: 06371-465407 or 0160-1065196, E-mail: ramstein@ Ramstein-Obermohr, nice FSH, ca. 200sqm, 4Bedr., 2,5Bathr., Livr., Dinr., storage, laundry, patio, garden garage available now, mthl. rent 1.500 â‚Ź + util, or 06374-915430 Reichenbach-Steegen, nice modern newer 5 bedr freest, 208 sqm, nice bik, open din & liv rm, fireplace, 2.5 bath, patio, yard, solid dbl carport, nice located 1484,â‚Ź Reduced Fees Real Estate Sabine Leppla please call: 01792267905 Rodalben, 66976, Lohnstrasse 75, 225sqm, 5BR, 3bath, 1BIK, poss Kitchen, liv/dinrm, garage, garden, storagerm, pets allowed, â‚Ź1720 + util, Call: 0152-28168182 or 06331-145696 Schwedelbach: Duplex, 4 bedr., 2,5 bath, garage, â‚Ź 1.330,-- + util. I.B.und Immobilienservice Thomas SouriĂ&#x;eaux 06374 995 694 Townhouse 180 m² in Queidersbach, 2 BR, 1 Studio, 2 Bath, Liv/ Din-Room, BIK, Storage, Basement, Patio, Cats allowed, Rent: 1320 Euro + util., Avail: Now, Reduced Fee. For more info please contact: GI Bill Pay Service & Real Estate, Tel.: 06371-465407 or 0160-1065196, E-mail: ramstein@ V. nice freestanding house in Waldmohr. Just renovated, 278sq, 2 LR, 5 BR, 2,5 bths, fireplace, winter garden, big nice yard, garage, bbq place. â‚Ź1700 + aux, 06373 - 356, 06373 - 3567 or 0160 - 92616758



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Kaiserslautern: Duplex, 4 bedr., 2 living rooms, 2 bath, 2 car garage in basement, Gasheat, lots of storage, dead end street, € 240.000,-I.B.u.Immobilienservice Thomas Sourißeaux, 06374 995 694 Kindsbach: nice duplex with garage build 2006, 145sqm, 4bm, 2 baths, E200000, Immo T. 016096096498 Kollweiler: very nice, freest house, 185 sqm, 2004, 3 br, fireplace, big patio, gar, 617 sqm property, great location near woods 265.000,- E. - JR Realty Ph: 0170315-9692 or jrrealtykmc@ya Landstuhl Melkerei, New. Freest. Lux. House 221sqm, Land 500sqm, Livr./Dinrm, kitchen. Guest Wc, . 2Storagerm, 4BR. 2Bathr. Terrace, Garden, double garage, Heatingsyst. Gas / Solar €420.000 obo. 0173-3425380 S.Kowalski

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!!!! 1 2 3 4 5 Beds luxury temp apts for incoming/outgoing families & TDY. Ramstein Air Base 2 mins, short walk to restaurants & shops. Beautifully furnished, 100% equipped TV, AFN, English satalite, DSL, free telephone, USA & Europe, good library & movie selection. Pets welcome. Off street parking at all locations. Call 01712679282 or email: luxuryapts09@ yahoo, com ***2, 3 + 4 TLA/TDY Luxury Apts in Landstuhl, Ramstein & K-Town. All Remodeled, Furnished, 100% equipped, Cable TV, Kitchen, Washer, Dryer, Parking etc. Call 0170-4137555 or 0172-7471366 100% equipped 1-2BR Apts, Free internet, AFN, Phone to USA, off Road parking. 10min to RAM, Land, LRMC, Contractors also welcome. Info: 0177 1955959 or 1-3bed Internet, wash/dry, pet ok 3miRAB 01742430124 / nbm4rent@hot 2 BR TLA Landstuhl 1350 sq feet wash/dry, Internet and more 0162 7048027 5min to RAB apt in Mackenbach! 80sqm, 1bed rm, bath, liv rm, bik. balc. Compl modern furn! No Pets please! €880 incl util 06374-3508 A variety of TLA/TDY Apts in KTown in different sizes, 5min to walk to City Center, Fully Furnished, Apts starting at 35€ per night all incl. For Info call 0631-316860 Beautiful TLF House, 5min. to RAB, 4bedr, fully furnished, 017639755130, www.beautiful-tlf.jim,








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2012 Mini Hardtop Hatchback, Premium package, Beautiful condition, 5k miles, Moonroof, All season tires-on Ramstein AB, paid 27k for it, Tons extra, buy now $21,750 Travismuller08@ya / 015146647426 2012 Passat SE TDI AT US Specs, loaded, no nav, park sensors. Dlr Mnt, Wrnty, 21k miles, like new. Email or call for more details. $26,300 obo 0174-635-8481 / 99 BMW 520i, silver, gear shift, trailor-coupling, power windows, german inspec. 12/2013, good cond., smoke free, winter tires, 265000km, Tel.0177-5072044 €2500 obo A set of Continental Winter tires with rims 5 lugs, 205/55R16H TS830, 017622987498, €500 Audi 100 model 1998, automatic, w/ CD Stereo, AC, power doors, breaks, runs great, in good condition € 1.400 obo 0172 -676 2717 Audi 1999, German Spec, 5speed, Royal blue, dark blue leather interior, 108K miles, custom stereo w/2 12" subs and 2 amps, in-dash dvd receiver, smoke free $6450 obo 063718021494 / Audi A4 1,8T Chiped 212PS, 54000 km, denim blue, hand wash only, tinted windows, S4-Recaro-Seats, and many more! +491787955540 BMW 316 Compact 1994 (Black). Just passed inspection today! 5 Speed Manual Transmission. Runs Great. New Brakes and Winter Tires. Great Sound System. $1800 obo Chris @ 015117543418 or brandi0727@ BMW 316 Ti, 2003/Model 2004, Second owner, excellent condition, 60.000miles, garaged, summer + winter tires, Inspection good until 2013Call 0171-9233989 BMW 320 Model 2004 doors - 6 Gears, metalic, fully equipped e.g full leather seats, heated seats, power doors/breakes/windows/ sunroof, ESP, ABS, AC, stereo CD, garage kept, non smoking, well maintained w/ book, new tires - batterie and oil change. Insp. guaranteed. Only € 6.450 obo 0172 - 676 2717 German spec Smart car, automatic, gas fuel. AC, power everything, heated seats, winter tires. 23500 KM. $9850.00 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 2007 5.7L Hemi, 63,000 mi, Quadradrive full time AWD, leather, sun roof, loaded, new tires $22,500 063527111606/ Jeep Wrangler 2010 3.8L, auto, ps/pb/pw/pl, tilt, cruise, ac, 3pc hard top, 26,000 mi. exc condition, no off-road, seats always covered, non-smoking. $22,500 063527111606/johnfouch@onli Lexus LS 400, built 1991, €1500. If you like to include the spare parts: €2500. Call: 07144-9989984 Madza 626, sport edition, alloy wheels, dark windows, CD/radio, 5 speed, good condition, year 2000, new german inspection, 82,000km, + extra winter tires, 2500€, Call: 06371-8383958

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Mercedes E320 station wagon good family car, RWD, Designo Edition, Roof Rack, Slip Control, ABS (4-Wheel), Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Pow $8500 or 6375 Euro 0151-125-76760. Opel Corsa, 2009, orig. 1280km, cool & sound package, AC, â‚Ź10.500 obo Call: 0152-53699038 Opel Omega Caravan, 1995, 5speed, silver metallic, trailer attachment, A/C, keyless entry, allow wheels, â‚Ź1520, Call 063025110 Porsche 911S Cabrio, 2006, 62K miles, 6 spd man, dark blue, htd seats, nav, black hardtop, windscreen, 19" wheels, plus snowtires / 18" wheels, US Spec $48,500 0160-3647172 / Silver 2009 BMW 128i Coupe, black interior, Automatic, V6, American Spec, Boss speaker, Electronic keys, Bluetooth, Sunroof, Heated Seat, Navigation $24,000, 016097360136 / er Special Edition Classic Silver Bullet Mini-Cooper. Good condition, well maintained. Original components (modern stereo) and new tires. German Spec. $9,500 obo

19,800 miles. Carbon Black w/ Quit Smoking Today! Army PuBlack Leather. $51800 delvek71@ blic Health Nursing is offering acco Cessation Classes for civilian and military personnel in the Kaiserslautern Military Community MOTORCYCLES Area. New group begins 1st Wednesday of every month from 1130All ads & pics can be viewed @ 1230 for four weeks at the Kleber DFAC, Back Dining Room Bldg. 3206. Advance registration is reCaution: Some KA Classified quired. To register or for more inads have become a target formation call Army Public Health for scams. Please be cau- Department at DSN 486-7002/CIV tious if potential buyers offer 06371-86-7002 or Kleber Health you payment methods other Clinic at DSN: 483-6099/CIV: than cash. 06371-83-6099. 07 GSXR 750, blue and black, under 9000 miles, Yoshi pipe, forced to sale, minim damage to lever (clutch) $6500.00 firm KEIMANI2@ Harley Davison Road King Classic. One owner, black cherry, less than 5k miles. Chrome front end, Stage 1 upgrade, lowered, detachable backrest and gps. $15,000

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

Lovers"!! The exceptional Jazz concert from 3-5 May 2013 on the island of Mallorca / Spain. If you are interested, please check out the website at Mallorca smooth jazz festival 2013 or directly con- Daycare Mom is looking for 2-3yr tact shop@smooth-entertain old child. References. 0800-1700. Full/Part-time. Avail Jan 07 in senbach. Call Astrid 06371-50649 Cleveland Browns fans are invi- or 0172-8848210 ted to join the Browns Backers Worldwide chapter in KaiserslauELECTRONICS tern hosting watch parties every gameday in Otterbach Live!! AJ All ads & pics can be viewed @ 0151-40417872 brownsbackersinktown@ya Air Conditioner made by Remko, English speaking meetings of Al- moveable, approx 3-4 years old coholics Anonymous available in but only used 2-3 times, great the Kaiserslautern/Vogelweh condition! Call 0152-05639147 Area. Our contact information is: I have 3 20" old fashioned TVs for AA Hotline-0157-36123097, sale. Not flat screen! 100$ each. All work perfectly. Call: 01776036101 many.htm Kenwood Stereo system, ComHochspeyer American Social pact Disc Player DP-1050, Stereo Club. Meet your fellow neighbors Receiver KR-A 5040, Douple Casfrom Hochspeyer & neighboring sette Deck KX-W 6040, 2 big Piotowns. Info on FB or email: neer Boxes CS-997, remote control RC-5040, Very good on! â‚Ź380 obo, Tel. 06385-415150 Just found out your pregnant? Older Grundig TV w/SAT receiver Want to develop a relationship (no flat screen) works great â‚Ź80 with one doctor for the term of for both obo Call: 06386-6711 your pregnancy? Considering ha- Sony Trinitron 25" TV, traditional ving your baby off-base? ameri (not flat screen), 7 yrs old, kept in spare office, barely used, $50, Call 0163-330-5535, Lv Msg Looking for a DJ for weddings / TV, color 14" with integrated DVD special events? DJ Henry Brewer player, $40, call 06374-1277. is here. Call 01627818316.

Toda K20A Valve Spring Set. Original price $400. Toda racing parts. Never used Asking $275 Playgroup for parents with childPh.017622987498 / isabell_1_98@ ren ages 1 month-4 years meet in Hochspeyer once a week. For inplease contact: V8 Twin Turbo 407hp/442 torque formation – Very Fast. 8spd Sport Auto. a.brokovich@gmail

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2.25 CHP Mach drive motor, The Proshox Plus, Power Incline, Clear-View, 10 built-in workouts, Easy Lift Shock, HR Sensors, fan and Space-Saver design $400 015161212558 7 Winterling Pottery pieces to serve goodies, white with gooses, mixed sizes. 0172-6940562 $8 to 15 A large variety of boys clothing. Pick out five either pants or shirt or both for only $20. Age 2 to 7, 017622987498 Baby and child´s-items, Clothes, maternity-clothes, strollers, baby bed, car-seat, low prices! €all must go, I need space, 06385993230 Baby boppy for sale, $15, used once. see class world for pictures. 017622987498 Beautiful Polish tea service still w/ authentic labels. I bought when I was in Poland. Call: 0177-6036101 Brand New / Never Used Spyder Snowboarding jacket $45 ales Chainsaw, Stiehl, MS270C, w/ accessories, asking $300, Call: 01709864874 City bike with hub gears and bags. Tires are good for road and bike frame is very light. €900 Collection of leather bound, signed by the author, 1st edition books, mint cond. Over 100 different books. Authors include: Norman Mailer, William F. Buckley, Joseph Heller, Elie Wiesel, Donald Mc Dunne, John Updicke, Tom Wolfe, etc. $ 15.000 - serious inquiries only! Call: 0631-940213 or 0151-270-19822 Crockpot with recipe book for sale, $20, see class world for pic, 017622987498 Designer Hand bag. George Gina and Lucy. Used twice. Paid 160 euros for the bag. €100 017622987498 For sale: table with 6 chairs, solid oak table with 4 chairs, grandfather clock, small tables, various children items, Hummel figurines, and Lladros, and many dishes and crystal, and lots of clothing items, used American fridge, Call: 06374-5465 please call after 16:00 Free Cleveland Browns fans are invited to join the Browns Backers Worldwide chapter in Kaiserslautern hosting watch parties every gameday in Otterbach Live!! AJ 0151-40417872 brownsbackersinktown@ya German Handmade! Oculi Cultus Secreti 2nd Military Intelligence Battalion Unit Insignia Wood Picture Inlay. Pair 37x25 cm. €100 Give "that something else" gift this X-mas. Persian Handicrafts: pictures, boxes, pen holders, engraved plates/trays etc. Different sizes and prices. 06373-4649, Green Snowboarding / Skiing jacket $25 alessio.johnson@ya

Kaiserslautern American Green suede handbag. With three compartments. Zipper top. $20 0176-22987498 please leave a message if I do not answer. I'm selling Black Ops, Madden 12 and COD MW3 for 30 Dollars, the other games will be sold for 10 dollars each. Games Included are NBA 07, Madden 11, F $30 iPad 2 NIB. White wifi only 01514641-2770 $375 Tmiamor72@ya Italian Women's brown leather jacket $25, alessio.johnson@ya Jugendstil furniture over 100 years old. A variety of items, grandfather clock (Harmonium), crystal glasses, Murano glasses, Meisner porcelain figurines, 200years old, coffee and Tea set. Call: 0177-5211480 Kids adidas soccer shoes, US size 1, EU 32, black & red, worn a few times. Non marking. $35. 0176-22987498, pics on classworld Kids Red Colombia skiing / Snowboarding jacket $10 ales 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 Pic on does not do justice. Beautiful dress. Lots of fashion jewerly for sale, earrings, bracelets, necklaces, from €1 to €5, see class world for pictures, 017622987498 Natural Fox fur Vest, looks very rich, feels very warm! Paid over $400, can't wear it due to PCs to Hawaii, won't need it there. pics available, 017670336001 Old Antiques Bench, handmade from a Bed, 120 years old, 016096474969 Old french cabinet with marble on top, 120 years old handmade 016096474969 Old oil painting picture on canvas painted in 1942, Painters Ruppenthal. Size 80 x 60 cm. Old wooden frame. From an auction house estimated 380 euros! €280 Original Force Fins in good condition. Size ML in color Aquamarine. divefreakgary@google Tel. 01713610739 €139 Original Force Fins in good condition. Size ML. color Green. €149 Tel. 01713610739 Pink and white snake skin purse, not real. pics on Porcelain dolls, over 100 to choose from, all dressed. Price Obo Call: 0176-90796039 Salomon men tracking shoes, size 10, wrong size. 0172-6940562 €50 Sell handmade stick pictures of a legacy. Different sizes and motives of Bavaria 12 euro per picture size from 25 cm to 53 cm. Neg €12 Size 52-57. Multi color childrens bike helmet, for boys. $20 017622987498

Swarovski Crystal - Attention collectors! Christmas is coming, all retired pieces reduced to half their value, All pieces over 20years old! Prices greatly reduced! Great gift for any special occasion! Private collection! Retired pieces. koala bear mother and baby, Panda mother & baby, whale, turtle. Call for info: 06332-41560 between 2pm to 9pm. Can deliver to RAB! Swarovski Pegasus - From the 1998 "Fabulous Creatures" Series. Retired in 1998, Asking $500. Ph. 06374/944828 Swarovski SC Isadora & Antonio, from the trilogy (magic of dance) 2002 & 2003, w/crystal signs & displays) will sell separately, Price 299 € each obo Call: 01622762421 Swarovski, silver, crystal, trilogy masquerade, 1999-2001, w/crystal signs & displays, 899€ obo Call: 0162-2762421 Techno / Dancefloor Synth. "Quasimidi Sirius" with integrated 11 Ch. Vocoder (also voice distortion) + Synthesizer "Quasimidi Raven Max" + Keyboard stand €1600 The Swarovski Pierrot mesasures 8". This is the first edition of "Masquerade" series. Retired in 1999. Pics on Treadmill ProForm 750, 2.25 CHP, The Proshox Plus, Power Incline, Clear-View, 10 built-in workouts, Easy Lift Shock, HR Sens, fan, SpaceSaver design $400 015161212558 Triathlon bike with ultegra gears in very good condition. Very fast and competitive configuration. €1200 Documents for Sale! USA and CSA documents, coins of Germany and China, private collection, for sale piece by piece. Call between 4-7pm 0152-25194313 (David Frank)

Page 39 Very good quality city bike for man/woman. Ideal to shop and bike in the city. €100 r.neisse@

For Sale: old french Furniture (Bench, Cabinet, Schrank), dishes and lost more, Tupperware, babychild´s items €all in best offer, all Warhammer 40K players wanted must go, 06385-993230

for in and around Baumholder! Games held every Thursday night! Email for details. Spondored by the Imperial truth! JN19842007@

Free Bed-single, twin, box spring with mattress on metal frame w/casters. U-haul from Enkenbach-Alsenborn ( near Kaiserslautern ). Tel: 06303-3404, email: Wet vac and vac in one. only used one time. call 015125207361 €80 euro German Sideboard and Highboard for Sale. Oak-rustic color, Wine Rack/Holder, holds six bott- massiv. Great condition! New les, attractive metal finish, fits per- €1200 each, now selling for €250 fectly in a small, narrow space. each! Call: 0176-907-96039 $10; 0163-330-5535 or john@ad High quality, round, beveled glass (not pictured) top dining taWood frame picture. From Ash- ble and four chairs. Hand carved field Arts. Made in the UK. Paid wooden pedestal. Costs over 600 $500. see for pics. dollars new. $225.00 jcambr@ya

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7 seater leather corner couch, used, good condition, color aubergine, see photo. €700 zaftartur@ Computer Desk for sale, corner fitted, beige, with two drawers, $30, 017622987498 Designer childrens bed, Paidi, 140x70cm, height adjustable slatted frames, removable railings incl mattress and head protection, no smoking household, very good condition €120 obo, Tel. 06385415150 Dining table w/ 2 benches, massiv wood - oak style, €250 017690796039


Large Antique Dark solid wood. 3 pull out draws, 3 cabinets above and below to store goods in. 7 feet tall. Price: $2900 017622987498. pics Like New glass table. No cracks. Table also includes 6 black leather chairs. Table extends for a 6 person sitting $350 ales Oak Shelf with 2 boards. Great condition! Call: 0152-05639147 Real leather 2 seater. Fits with ease 3 people. Call 015125207361 €325 euro Sofa and coffee table. Call 015125207361 €75 euro each Very old cabinet for sale. Henry II. €750

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AMEC is an international company with more than 28,000 employees in 40 countries. AMEC's German operations include four offices serving U.S. Department of Defense and industrial/commercial sector clients. Currently we are searching for an Engineer or an Environmental Scientist to help serve our clients at US Army Garrisons located in Baumholder and Kaiserslautern. Candidates should have at least Bachelors degree or higher, a preferred ability to speak/write German, and previous experience working with the US Army or US Air Force in Europe. For further information about the positions please send your resume to

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PROFESSIONAL SERVICES ! ! ! ! ! Bridge cleaners - cross the bridge into a cleaner world! PCS, yardwork, trash removal and a lot more! We except VAT Forms! 0173-3683830 !!PCS cleaning, weekly, exp. team over years INSP grtd 016091948-691 or cthompson@t-onli Certified translations. Reasonable rates. Call 06374-4113 or 0179-531-0274. Clock repair & antique clock sales. Hermann Lieser, Ludwigstr. 32, Landstuhl 06371-2637 Eva's cleaning service, let us clean your house, we guarantee you will be satisfied, 06371976660. Michi & Maxi Service! PCS cleaning, trash hauling, painting, regular yardwork, etc. 0176-70610963 Ohio CPA available for Financial Planning & Tax Return preparation. 063759942918 / dhausman@

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December 21, 2012

Kaiserslautern American

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We’re serving the KMC in our new location Visit our new TKSShop Kaiserslautern OFF-BASE Im Haderwald 17-21, Kaiserslautern Next to the Pulaski gate Mon - Fri: 10:00 - 18:00 Sat: 10:00 - 15:00

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From Ktown:

- Take the A62 to Trier. - A62 goes on highway 1 - Get off at exit 126 (Kreuz Wittlich) - Take A60 to LÜTTICH (Belgium) - Take exit nr. 14 (St.Vith Nord)

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Our huge showroom is only 1 hour 40 minutes from Ktown.


is 1/4mile on the right site of the road. 8 - 18 ays d k e 9 - 18 e w OPEN ys 10 - 18 a Saturd s y Sunda Mondays* lidays closed Amercan ho t *excep

Römerstraße - Hünningen 7.

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B-4780 ST.VITH


Tel.: 0032 - 80 - 22.84.77



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