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February 12, 2016
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Ramstein renovates bay orderly program Story and photo by Airman 1st Class Lane Plummer 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs The bay orderly program on Ramstein has undergone renovations and was kicked off with a base-wide dormitory cleaning event Jan. 28. The purpose of the changes is to task more Airmen with bay orderly, a program designed to clean and maintain the environments where Airmen work and live. One of the ways Ramstein is improving the program is by changing the way Airmen are selected to participate. One or two residents per dormitory between Ramstein and Kapaun will be chosen each week to take care of the ground’s upkeep, cleaning and other maintenance tasks that Airman dorm leaders require assistance with. According to Staff Sgt. Johnathan Eubanks, Dorm Reception Center ADL, this
Airmen pick up leaves and trash outside of their living quarters during a dormitory cleanup Jan. 30 on Ramstein. The event kick-started a new base-wide program that will have Airmen from all dormitories helping airmen dorm leaders with their daily cleaning tasks around base while they are on bay orderly for one work week, a program that helps keep Ramstein’s working and living environments pristine.
will help increase productivity. “The old program gave us anywhere from one to four residents in total to take care
of all the dorms on Ramstein, and we weren’t able to put enough time into each dorm that it needed or deserved,” Eubanks said. “The new pro-
gram allows us to put the same amount of focus and energy into each dormitory and allows us to mentor the Airmen. The end result is to
provide the cleaning, maintenance and upkeep to the dormitories that they need to See program, page 3
Time is on their side: TSC recognizes millennium of civilian service by Staff Sgt. Betty Boomer 21st Theater Sustainment Command Public Affairs The 21st Theater Sustainment Command recognized over 30 Department of the Army civilian employees for their years of successful government service during a ceremony Feb. 3 at the Kaiserslautern Community Activity Center on Daenner Kaserne. A robust audience of colleagues
CG also thanked the employees for their hard work and sacrifice in ensuring unit success in accomplishing the mission as responsibilities increased. “The length of service ceremony is one of the avenues to recognize all that you do for this command and provides an opportunity to convey our thanks for your hard work and dedication,” Gamble said. Acknowledging over 1,000 years
86th AW annual award winners, Pages 6 and 7
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five years of tenure in government service. The awards presented during the ceremony included certificates and plaques signed by Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, U.S. Army Europe commanding general. TSC senior leaders presented the awards. Maj. Gen. Duane A. Gamble, TSC commanding general, delivered ceremonial remarks, mixing observations about awardees’ contributions with reflection about the times they served in and the length of their tenure. The
and well-wishers joined distinguished leaders, including the TSC commanding general, chief of staff and deputy chief of staff, for the festivities, which culminated in a cake-cutting ceremony executed by the CG and senior and junior awardees. Awards ranged from five years to 45 years of service in helping the Army maintain readiness of organizations and Soldiers throughout Europe. Army civilians receive the “length of service” awards for each additional
EOD tests new remotecontrolled vehicle, Page 10
Olsbruecken ‘burns winter’ Saturday, Page 16
February 12, 2016
Let’s talk about it: Black History Month
by Staff Sgt. Timothy Moore 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs About three years ago, I wrote a commentary about Black History Month, also referred to as African-American History Month. As I go back and look at it, I’ve realized it was horribly written, but I was so proud of it and myself. I believe it was my first commentary as well as one of the first times I had ever spoken about my distaste for the term history in the designation of the observance. In short, I explained how the term history, defined as a study of past events, left me longing for something I not only wanted but needed as a black American: a heritage. A heritage is an inheritance and is something to be passed down through generations to keep its significance alive, and I tried to explain why it was better to not leave our heritage in the past to be studied for a month as history. Unfortunately, that was one of the few times I had actually spoken about it until
about 10 months ago. I found out I was having a daughter with an American woman who is of Mexican, German and Irish descent. As we planned for our little one, we talked about the things we wanted to share with her from the many heritages she could claim, including her African-American heritage. I want her to feel the pride I feel in recognizing the many accomplishments black Americans have achieved through overcoming many hardships in a country in which they once weren’t even considered human beings. So, I’ve continued to talk about black Americans’ history and the claim to our heritage. I’ve talked about the good, the bad, the ugly and the hopeful. But I’m not the only one that has been talking. The U.S. is in the midst of very high racial tensions. Many people have been discussing the reasoning behind the tensions, but it feels like more people are avoiding the conversation, and I had been one of them. I assumed I was just avoiding pointless arguments, but I realized I had effectively
been allowing any heritage I could claim as a black American to fade into obscurity. By refusing to talk about the bad and the ugly of our history with those who may not want to talk about it, I also refused to talk about the good that should become and is the foundation of the hopeful heritage we should want to pass along to future generations. I’ve accepted that I will get into arguments from time to time. However, arguments can sometimes lead to positive discussions, and Black History Month is a great way to facilitate positive discussion. Black History Month started out as Negro History Week, which emphasized teaching the history of black Americans, and teaching is one of the best ways to start a discussion. So as we observe African American/Black History Month, let’s remember the good, the bad and the ugly as we move toward a hopeful future which includes a full AfricanAmerican heritage not only for my child but for all children to be proud of. Whatever your feelings are, let’s talk about it.
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of cumulative service among them, the CG credited the awardees with embodying the TSC motto of “First in Support!” as well as the regional theme of “Strong Europe.” The awardees, many of them German nationals as well as many Americans who deeply appreciate their service in a host nation they’ve come to cherish, expressed gratitude for their opportunity in government service. Some local nationals said the U.S. Army offered them unique opportunities. “Almost 36 years ago I chose to work for the U.S. Army in Germany, a decision I have never regretted,” said Christine Gebhard, TSC protocol officer. “The career opportunities that I was given as a woman back then in public affairs and host nation relations would have been next to impossible in a German company or organization.” With over 45 years of service, Karin Krauss’ career began in 1970 as a sup-
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Maj. Gen. Duane A. Gamble, 21st Theater Sustainment Command commanding general, cuts a celebratory cake with Karin Kraus, senior awardee (middle), and Rasheeda Riley-Young, junior awardee, during a length of service ceremony held Feb. 3 at the Kaiserslautern Community Activity Center on Daenner Kaserne.
ply clerk at the Army Depot in Miesau. She currently works as a management analyst within 21st TSC headquarters. “There were a lot of good years and a lot of changes,” Krauss said. “I am looking forward to retirement so I can travel and spend time with my granddaughter.” The 21st TSC originated as a main-
tenance support headquarters under 7th Army Support Command at Taylor Barracks in Mannheim in the late 1960s. It evolved through several configurations during the late 20th and early 21st centuries into the present two-star command and dynamic regional sustainment powerhouse. “The annual length of service cer-
emony is an opportunity to showcase the contributions of civilians to the military,” Gebhard said. “After all, it’s a team effort. I am sure that I can speak for all awardees (when saying) that we are glad that our CG, Maj. Gen. Gamble, took the time to recognize our contributions. It means a lot to me and, respectively, to all of us.”
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SecAF, CSAF testify on FY 2017 AF posture by Senior Airman Hailey Haux Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs Command Information WASHINGTON — Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III testified before the Senate Appropriations Committee on the fiscal year 2017 Air Force posture on Capitol Hill Feb. 10. Both James and Welsh stressed that the need for airpower continues to rise and the gap between the U.S. Air Force and its closest pursuers is closing. “Bottom line here is that … we are fully engaged in every region of the world, in every mission area, across the full spectrum of military operations,” James said. “Put simply: We have never been busier on such a sustained and such a global basis.” The Fiscal Year 2017 Air Force Posture Statement states the president’s fiscal 2017 budget aims to build, train and equip an Air Force capable of responding to today’s and tomorrow’s threats. “The United States can’t fight, much less win, today’s wars without airpower,” Welsh said. “That’s just the way modern warfare has moved. The demand signal for that airpower continues to rise. While we work hard to continually become more efficient, which we must,
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Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III testify before the Senate Appropriations Committee on Defense in Washington Feb. 10. The two leaders presented the fiscal year 2017 Air Force budget request.
and to minimize the cost of effectively operating our Air Force, if less capability or less capacity or less readiness eventually means we lose even one more young American on the battlefield, we’ll all wish we’d made better investments.” In her opening statement, James outlined her three priorities: taking care of people, balancing readiness and modernization, and making every dollar count, which are the foundation of the president’s fiscal 2017 budget. “Airmen and their families are the Air Force’s most important resource and our budget reflects this truth,” James said. The Air Force stopped downsizing and started right-sizing total force end strength to address a number of key areas to include cyber, nuclear, maintenance, intelligence, battlefield Airmen
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provide adequate living quarters and usable facilities for years to come.” Less than three percent of Airmen will be contributing to this tasking every year to ensure the quality of life for Airmen. “(The Airmen) deserve the best, and this program ensures that,” said Chief Master Sgt. Phillip Easton, 86th Airlift Wing command chief. “Their investment is truly appreciated and the new program will help empower Airmen to take care of where they live. “Bay orderly is an important program that affects all Airmen on Ramstein because we all want to work and live in a clean environment,” Easton continued. “The changes being brought to (the program) are welcome and,
and the remotely piloted aircraft community. James stated her second priority is getting the balance right between readiness and modernization. “As we have explained in the past, less than half of our combat air forces are ready today for a high-end fight,” James said. “Our aircraft inventory is the oldest it’s ever been, and our adversaries are closing the technological gap on us quickly so we simply must modernize.” In 2013, sequestration put a strain on the Air Force, forcing the service to park jets, delay upgrades and halt training, which created a gap in readiness. “For the last two years we have been trying to rebuild that readiness but of course our Airmen have needed to respond to real-world events across the globe,” James said. “If we return to sequestration in (fiscal 2018), this
I believe, will help Airmen take care of one another.” Another added benefit to this program is that it continues to allow growth for Airmen physically and professionally while instilling a sense of accountability by allotting them time for physical fitness and “lunchand-learn” mentoring sessions, according to Easton. “Bay orderly is about caring for our community while improving quality of life for our Airmen. With this program, this becomes your duty section for the week,” Easton said. “You are not having to do a full duty day and then go home and complete dorm leader tasks.” The changes to bay orderly took effect Feb. 1. If there are any questions, contact the Dorm Reception Center at 480-3676.
will exacerbate the readiness problem and set us ever further back. If this happens, our Airmen could be forced to enter a future conflict with insufficient preparation.” In order to equip the force, the Air Force has invested in the F-35 Lightning II, KC-46 Pegasus and the long-range strike bomber, but modernization doesn’t stop there. “The platforms and systems that made us great over the last 50 years will not make us great over the next 50,” Welsh said. “There are many other systems we need to either upgrade or recapitalize to ensure viability against current and emerging threats. Without additional funding, the only way to do that is to divest old capability to build the new. That requires very difficult, emotional decisions; decisions that simply must be made if we are truly to provide for the common defense.” According to the Fiscal Year 2017 Air Force Posture Statement, as the challengers of the Air Force employ increasingly sophisticated,
capable and lethal systems, the Air Force must modernize to deter, deny and decisively defeat any actor that threatens the homeland and its national interests. “Twenty-five years of combat operations have dramatically impacted our total force readiness, significantly aged our equipment, and has shown the brilliance of our Airmen and the loyalty of their families,” Welsh said. “The world is changing, the threat is changing, and our Air Force must change with it if we’re to remain relevant. Today, American airpower is a given, and I believe it’s our job, collectively, to ensure this nation’s ability to deliver that airpower, when and where it matters most, does not diminish over time.” The posture reflects the third priority, which is the Air Force’s commitment to preserving taxpayer dollars with a number of initiatives that include streamlined energy usage and cost saving ideas directly from our Airmen.
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COMPILED BY THE 569TH USFPS AND 86TH SFS
9 p.m.: A major trafﬁc accident without injuries in Landstuhl. 10:55 p.m.: Drunken driving in Kaiserslautern.
6 a.m.: A major trafﬁc accident without injuries caused by drunken driving in Bruchmuehlbach-Miesau. 7:30 a.m.: A major trafﬁc accident without injuries in Landstuhl. 5:20 p.m.: Sexual harassment reported to the KMC law enforcement desk. 8 p.m.: Juvenile misconduct and simple assault in Martinshoehe.
1 a.m.: Fleeing the scene of a minor trafﬁc accident Hermersberg. 7:45 a.m.: Juvenile misconduct and damage to private property in Martinshoehe. 12:45 p.m.: Major trafﬁc accident with injuries in Kaiserslautern.
Ramstein — Four cartons of Marlboro cigarettes and one Marvel Avengers Age of Ultron toy including two ﬁgures Ramstein-Miesenbach — One 15-inch Toshiba laptop, one 15-inch HP laptop, one Playstation 4, one set of dog tags and one purse containing one Government Travel Card, four Social Security cards, one USAA credit card and one set of Beats headphones
4:30 p.m.: A house break-in attempted in RamsteinMiesenbach.
3:17 a.m.: Drunken driving in Kaiserslautern. 7:15 a.m.: A major trafﬁc accident with injuries in Lohnsfeld. 3:05 p.m.: A major trafﬁc accident without injuries in Landstuhl. 3:22 p.m.: Domestic assault in Rodenbach. 5:05 p.m.: A house break-in in RamsteinMiesenbach. 5:34 p.m.: Shoplifting on Ramstein.
1:30 a.m.: An assault in Kaiserslautern. 5:09 p.m.: Shoplifting on Ramstein. 7:08 p.m.: A major trafﬁc accident with injuries caused by drunken driving in Kollweiler.
3:35 a.m.: Drunken driving in Kaiserslautern. 3:55 a.m.: Drunken driving in Kaiserslautern.
Ramstein — One Clear Stylish Shadow Link eye shadow and one Expert Wear single eye shadow 4:01 a.m.: A minor trafﬁc accident caused by drunken driving in Kindsbach. 5 a.m.: Drunken driving in Kaiserslautern. 1:10 p.m.: A major trafﬁc accident without injuries in Landstuhl. 8:57 p.m.: A minor trafﬁc accident caused by drunken driving in Kaiserslautern. 11:25 p.m.: Simple assault occurred on Ramstein.
Editor’s note: The purpose of the weekly blotter is to deliver a chronological listing of criminal activity in the KMC. The information contained in the blotter is not indicative of crime trends or the targeting of service members or their dependents. The location and nature of the entries is dependent upon where the crime was reported and not necessarily where the crime took place.
• The KMC Housing Ofﬁce as well as the Furnishings Management Section will be closed Monday in observation of Presidents Day. • The Furnishings Management Section will be closed for furniture delivery and pick up Feb. 25 and 26 due to the annual inventory check. The Customer Service Section remains open with regular hours. • Ramstein Outdoor Recreation’s automatic belay systems are out of order until further notice due to annual maintenance requirements. • Romano’s Macaroni Grill in the KMCC will be closed for maintenance from Tuesday through late 2016. The closure is due to repair of the subﬂooring and replacement of ﬂooring tile throughout the entire facility. During this time Romano’s Macaroni Grill will move into the Ramstein Ofﬁcers’ Club with a tentative opening in May 2016.
Gate hours change
Effective Thursday, the Kapaun main entry gate, Gate-1, operating hours will be reduced from 24/7 operations to 12 hours per day. The gate will open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Patrons must utilize the Pulaski Barracks entry control point, located on Im Haderwald, for access to Vogelweh and Kapaun during closure hours. Effective at 10 p.m. March 4, the Vogelweh Family Housing B-270 gate, Gate-9, will be
closed until further notice due to construction requirements. Patrons must utilize the Armstrong gate, Gate-8, located on Pariser Strasse for entry and exit from Vogelweh Family Housing.
African-American History Month
To highlight Februrary as African-American History Month, the following events are scheduled: • Bowl-A-Thon, 2 to 5 p.m. today at the Ramstein Bowling Alley. For details, call 06371-8020400. • Storytime, 10 a.m. Thursday at the Ramstein Library. For details, call 0631-536-7665. • Historical Black Colleges and Universities Exposition, 1:45 p.m. Thursday at Kaiserslautern High School. For details, call 480-7441. • HBCU Exposition, 1:30 p.m. Feb. 26 at Ramstein High School. For details, call 480-2162. • Taste of African-American Heritage and Trivia, 11 a.m. Feb. 29 at the Ramstein Enlisted Club. For details, call 480-5469 or 489-7329.
The German-American and International Women’s Club Kaiserslautern will hold its annual Pfennig Bazaar March 4 to 6 in the event hall of the Kaiserslautern Gartenschau. Donations of clothes, bed linens, toys, purses, small electrical appliances, household goods, paintings and books are needed for this traditional ﬂea market. Donations can be dropped off from 9 a.m. to noon each Friday and Saturday in February at
Hackstrasse 4 in Kaiserslautern. For details, call the club’s president at 0160-9932-7090 or visit www.gaiwc.com.
TMO hours change
Transportation Management Ofﬁce on Ramstein, Bldg. 2106, will change its customer service hours March 1. The new walk-in hours will be from 7:30 a.m. to noon Mondays through Fridays. Appointment-only hours will be from noon to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. For details, call 480-3638.
A trafﬁc safety concern the safety ofﬁce commonly hears is, “I got a speeding ticket in town and never saw a speed limit sign.” Upon entering a German town, the yellow city limit sign not only announces the name of the town but also indicates that the speed limit is reduced to 50 km per hour, if no higher or lower speed limit is posted. Slow down to 50 km per hour when you see the city limit sign, and you should be able to avoid those pesky speeding tickets.
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86th AW 2015 annual award winners Photos by Airman 1st Class Lane Plummer
2015 86th Airlift Wing annual award winners from left to right, top to bottom: • Airman of the Year — Senior Airman Lloydonadler T. Balili, 86th Aerospace Medicine Squadron • NCO of the Year — Tech. Sgt. Antoinette K. Jean-Felix, 86th Medical Support Squadron • Senior NCO of the Year — Master Sgt. Jason M. Spedding, 86th Security Forces Squadron • Company Grade Officer of the Year — 2nd Lt. Dustin D. Bohall, 86th Logistics Readiness Squadron • Field Grade Officer of the Year — Maj. BJ S. Lim, 496th Air Base Squadron. Accepting on Maj. Lim’s behalf is Col. Gerald Donohue, 86th Operations Group commander. • Civilian of the Year, Category I — Mary K. Hendrix, 86th Comptroller Squadron • Civilian of the Year, Category II — Jeffrey J. Kay, 86th Security Forces Squadron
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2015 86th Airlift Wing annual award winners from left to right, top to bottom: • First Sergeant of the Year — Senior Master Sgt. Stephen A. Scofield, 86th Medical Group • Volunteer of the Year — Tech. Sgt. Jean R. JeanFelix, Jr., 786th Civil Engineer Squadron • Honor Guard Member of the Year — Staff Sgt. Casey J. Chillemi, 86th Munitions Squadron • Honor Guard Program Manager of the Year — Senior Airman Amanda L. Jolly, 786th Force Support Squadron • Key Spouse of the Year — Stephanie D. Dengel, 37th Airlift Squadron • Innovator of the Year — Fuel Systems Repair Section, 86th Maintenance Squadron. Accepting is Maj. Kevin Kobithen, 86th MXS commander. Congratulations to all the winners!
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Meat plant beefs up NATO commissaries Story and photos by Airman 1st Class Larissa Greatwood 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs Whether grilling hamburgers during a summer barbecue or baking a pork loin for a family dinner, the Ramstein Central Meat Processing Plant has had a direct impact on the meat consumed overseas. The Ramstein CMPP was established March 16, 1998. The Ramstein CMPP consolidated with the other original plants in Rhein-Main, Germany, and Lakenheath, England, to become the only meat processing plant to ever exist in the Department of Defense. The Ramstein CMPP cuts, wraps and ships over 713,000 pounds of fresh and frozen beef and pork for 35 commissaries and 18 Army and Air Force Exchange Service locations overseas. The three locations were merged into one when the
process of vacuum packing became the most efficient, safe and cost-effective way to naturally preserve meats for a longer shelf-life. Vacuum packing removes 99.7 percent of oxygen to prevent meat spoilage from bacteria. “Everyone’s used to meat being sold on a foam tray where the meat is a nice red color,” said Troy Green, Defense Commissary Agency deputy plant manager. “When meat is vacuum-packed, beef especially, almost 100 percent of the oxygen is removed so it tends to have more of a brown color. When opened up and put back into contact with oxygen, you’ll get that nice red color again. So some people may think it’s not fresh, but really, it’s quite the opposite.” The CMPP is the sole source of fresh beef and pork for commissaries throughout 11 NATO countries. The beef is from the U.S. and the pork comes from the Netherlands. Because the
Teresa George, Defense Commissary Agency employee, quality controls ground beef at the Ramstein Central Meat Processing Plant Jan. 25 on Ramstein. The Ramstein CMPP consolidated with the plants in Rhein-Main, Germany, and Lakenheath, England, on March 16, 1998, and is the only meat processing plant in the Department of Defense.
beef has to be shipped from a different continent, it goes through a unique process. “The beef we receive is from the (U.S.) and is (vac-
uum-sealed),” Green said. “When in transit, it’s at a stage known as wet-aging. The natural enzymes in the beef are breaking down and form a
more tender cut of meat. The beef here is more tender than the beef you would buy at a See meat, Page 11
New AF unit provides support to USAFE, AFAFRICA by Senior Master Sgt. Kelley Stewart Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center Detachment 4 Public Affairs A new unit officially opened its doors Oct. 1, 2015, to support installation management across U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa. Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center Detachment 4 currently consists of more than 70 people, has fulfilled all initial operational capability requirements, and is on track to meet the full operational capability goal of Oct. 1 of this year. Planning for the detachment began in March 2014. The detachment now consists of five divisions: civil engineering, security forces, communications, financial management, and career field education and training. The civil engineering section is responsible for constructing bases, operations and housing management. The security forces section is responsible for force protection and requirements and electronic security. The communications section is responsible for official mail, cyber infrastructure management and resources. The financial management section is responsible for financial services and financial analysis. The career field education and training section is currently responsible for the Major Command functional manager duties in the following Air Force specialties: civil engineer, security forces, communications, personnel, logistics and public affairs.
The detachment currently supports AFAFRICA requirements in the U.S. Africa Command area of responsibility through its civil engineer division with base operations and its security forces division with force protection issues. However, that support could expand to other divisions in the detachment. “The mission of Det. 4 is to provide globally-integrated and networked installation management support to USAFE-AFAFRICA,” said Wayne Sperry, AFIMSC Det. 4 deputy commander. “We are revolutionizing the way our Air Force supports bases as the war-fighting platform.” The establishment of AFIMSC was part of the Air Force’s Future Air Force Organization Initiative implementing the July 23, 2013, guidance from the secretary and chief of staff of the Air Force that, according to the Program Action Directive 14-04, directed Headquarters Air Force to “plan and present for decision a streamlined management framework within the Air Force regarding basic organization structures and business practices.” “AFIMSC was established to provide centralized management of installation support, which means all the funding, all the requirements and all the programing underneath the Agile Combat Support Mission Area Plan (moved) into one center,” Sperry said. For example, AFIMSC Headquarters will provide the centralized funding for MAJCOMs. This means the initial distribution of funds will go directly to the wings. The establishment of AFIMSC and the detach-
ment does not change the base support leadership structure or chain of command at the base level. USAFE retained its Air Force Forces, Component MAJCOM responsibilities, and compliance with guidance on war-fighting requirements and priorities. The MAJCOM also kept its component staff to U.S. European Command, NATO and U.S. Africa Command responsibilities. The biggest hurdle currently for AFIMSC Det. 4 is spreading the word so customers know who they need to call for support. AFIMSC has several informative efforts underway to help people. There is an AFIMSC phone book located at email@example.com. mil, AFISMC roadshows and base visits located at www.afimsc.af.mil, and installation commander update video teleconferences and briefings given at USAFE-AFAFRICA courses. AFIMSC Headquarter reports to Air Force Material Command and is based at Joint Base San Antonio, Texas. It is led by Maj. Gen. Theresa Carter. AFIMSC Headquarters is made up of a special staff, resources directorate, installation support directorate and expeditionary support directorate. Other AFIMSC detachments are located at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii; Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana; Peterson AFB, Colorado; Hurlburt Field, Florida; Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia; Scott AFB, Illinois; Joint Base Andrews, Maryland; and Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio. For more information regarding AFIMSC and the service provided by this organization, visit the AFIMSC’s home page at www.afimsc.af.mil.
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ARTS and craft: EOD tests new remote-controlled vehicle Photos by Airman 1st Class Lane Plummer
Staff Sgt. Ryan Gamboni, 786th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal technician, controls an All-Purpose Remote Transport System through a remote computer Jan. 28 on Ramstein. Gamboni and other EOD Airmen worked with the ARTS by testing its controls as it located objects placed around the training area.
An All-Purpose Remote Transport System picks up an inert bomb used for training purposes Jan. 28 on Ramstein. Airmen assigned to the 786th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal tested the ARTSâ€™s functions by locating and picking up test objects.
Senior Airman Jeffrey Knelange and Airman 1st Class Kevin Leyden, both 786th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal technicians, navigate a remote-controlled EOD vehicle Jan. 28 on Ramstein. The vehicle, an All-Purpose Remote Transport System, is a 3.5-ton vehicle that can be used as several different tools such as a forklift or an unexploded ordnance clearance vehicle.
Airmen from the 786th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal configure their remote computer as they prepare to do maintenance on their All-Purpose Remote Transport System Jan. 28 on Ramstein. The Airmen tested the ARTS on maneuvering through an environment and locating objects scattered around the training area.
A technician from the 786th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal prepares the All-Purpose Remote Transport System to begin testing Jan. 28 on Ramstein. The ARTS was tested on how it would perform in locating and picking up explosive hazards while the Airmen controlled it from a safe distance.
Airmen from the 786th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal bring an AllPurpose Remote Transport System back during a training event Jan. 28 on Ramstein. The training was to test the ARTSâ€™s efficiency at maneuvering around an environment and locating key objects.
Sven Fischer, Defense Commissary Agency employee, adds spices and oil to beef before packaging at the Ramstein Central Meat Processing Plant Jan. 25 on Ramstein. The Ramstein CMPP tests different spice recipes and sells them to customers for convenience and variety.
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commissary back in the (U.S.) because of this process.” Once the meat arrives at the facility, it is either ground or prepared for slicing then weighed and packaged for shipping. To ensure safety of meat products, the packages go through a metal detector as one of the final processes. “We have metal detection on all of our lines, though we’re only required to have it on the hamburger line,” Green said. “If even the smallest piece of metal is in a package, the machine will automatically drop it off the line.” Lyndon Boone, Defense Commissary Agency plant manager, said the metal detectors are tested by the workers every hour to ensure they’re continuously working properly. With many facilities depending on their shipments, the Ramstein CMPP has 81 employees, 44 of which are U.S. citizens and 37 are local nationals, who work in two separate shifts to ensure production is consistent. Though they work quickly to keep their deliveries timely, they don’t skimp on any of their process as they understand the importance of a quality product. Green said though the job can be fast-paced, the staff is hard-working and the overall morale of the environment is always high. “Some of the employees
have been here since day one, so they helped build the process,” Green said. “They take a lot of pride in what they do, and we run pretty smooth because these guys have really built this plant up and tweaked the processes to make them efficient.” According to Boone, the staff works hard and knows their job is important because they bring service members and their families the comfort of the foods they know, no matter where they are in the world. “While we’re overseas, we want as much home as we can get,” Boone said. “You shouldn’t wonder where your food is coming from. You should know the quality of what you’re eating, and we keep to that standard.” With these safety and sanitary measures, the Ramstein CMPP takes out the guessing when it comes to quality. The employees take pride in providing the best product possible. From ground beef to pork schnitzel, the CMPP offers a wide variety of meat to satisfy many preferences. The Ramstein CMPP employees work day and night throughout the year to provide a wide variety of quality meat, and without them, military members, their families and civilians throughout Europe could end up without their hamburgers and pork loins at their next barbecue. German cooking G ki classes l in a relaxed home environment!
German Cabbage Soup Ingredients (for 4 people) • 2 ½ pounds potatoes • 2 tablespoons margarine • 1 pound ground beef • 3 pounds cabbage, shredded or chopped • 2 medium onions finely diced • 1 cup diced bacon • 4 cups bouillon • 2 tsp salt • 8-10 caraway seeds • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg • ¼ teaspoon pepper • 1 tablespoon vinegar
Preparation Peel potatoes and cut them into bite size pieces. Heat margarine in large soup pot. Add ground beef. Add onions and cook until translucent. Add bacon. Cook for several more minutes until meat is browned. Add a bit of water to stir up any parts that have stuck to the bottom of the pot. Add cabbage and potatoes to slightly roast. Add water or more broth until about one inch below the level of the vegetables. If you add more water, the final soup will be more liquid. Add seasonings. Bring to boil, cover and simmer for about 45-90 minutes. Stir several times during this time. Add vinegar if desired. Serve with some nice fresh bread. Rye would be the typical bread served with this meal.
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February 12, 2016
Classic EDRE takes ‘shocking’ new turn by Staff Sgt. Betty Boomer 21st Theater Sustainment Command Public Affairs The phone call can come at any time, and when it does, the unit has to move quickly. Bags are packed, equipment prepared for transport, and soldiers geared up and ready to deploy. But this is not your ordinary emergency deployment readiness exercise of years past, this is a “shock” training event, so it doesn’t end with Soldiers on the tarmac ready to move out. Under U.S. Army Europe’s ongoing “Freedom Shock” concept, units in the 21st Theater Sustainment Command and other USAREUR units participate in shock training events in which they are deployed on almost no notice to set up operations
all over the European theater. Unlike EDREs of the past, the goal isn’t achieved when Soldiers are on the tarmac ready to deploy. They actually pack up and move out to a designated location to set up any variety of sustainment services, sometimes as a standalone exercise and sometimes providing real-world support to other exercises. Freedom Shock’s main objectives are to improve nonotice alerts and assemblies by moving forces to execute a mission and then redeploying and recovering within a short period of time. This type of exercise gives leaders the type of training they need to remain flexible and the capability of understanding the intent of each mission, ensuring their soldiers are combat
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Soldiers assigned to the 240th Quartermaster Support Company, 18th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion receive a safety brief from the convoy commander, 2nd Lt. Doniel Lee, before departure to Mihail Kogalniceanu Jan. 23 during “Supply Shock.” Supply Shock is part of a series of company-level readiness exercises empowering junior leaders to demonstrate sustainment capabilities provided by the 16th Sustainment Brigade.
ready at all times. “This training has been very beneficial for 21st TSC units,” said William Grossman, 21st TSC G-3 chief training offi-
cer. “Military police, engineers and movement control teams have supported other unit Freedom Shock training events and improved interop-
Photo by Staff Sgt. Leslie Keopka
FA offers pledge banner for KMC teens Teens sign a pledge banner at the Kaiserslautern Military Community Center food court during Teen Dating Violence Awareness month Feb. 5 on Ramstein. The banner was placed at a booth to help raise awareness of teen dating violence and will be hung in the Teen Center for the remainder of the month. Teens from around the KMC were able to sign the banner as a pledge to be in respectful, violence-free relationships. Family Advocacy will also have a ‘Parenting of Teens’ class for both parents and teens to attend to learn how to have open communication. For more information, contact Family Advocacy at 479-2370 or 06371-46-2370.
erability across USAREUR formations.” This type of training can help commanders assess their unit’s and understand the areas that may need more emphasis in training to ensure their readiness if called upon. From the platoon leaders down to the squad levels, it can help junior leaders get back to the basic fundamentals to train and execute missions successfully. “Shock training isn’t designed to replace field training,” Grossman said. “In many cases, shock training may be a preparatory training event prior to a unit moving to a training exercise or supporting another training event.” Past Freedom Shock events include the 18th Military Police Brigade executing a tactical crossing on the Weser River in conjunction with multinational forces, the 16th Sustainment Brigade establishing a supply support activity at Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base in Constanta, Romania, and the 30th Medical Brigade setting up medical sustainment operations at local training areas near Mainz. “Going forward with an Army posture in Europe, we need to be able to demonstrate both our readiness measures and enhancement of alliance with our partners,” said Maj. Joseph Grande Jr., 21st TSC chief of future operations. “That we can go from no notice to break out the assembly area and deploy, that’s powerful, and I think this is sustainable going forward.”
February 12, 2016
Ask an Attorney: Must I register at Rathaus? by Joerg Moddelmog Kaiserslautern Legal Services Center Q: My landlord told me I have to register at the town hall in my village, but others have told me that is not required if I am here under U.S. government orders. Who is right? A: “Thou shalt not register with the local town hall” is a commandment derived from Article 6 of the German Supplementary Agreement to the NATO Status of Forces Agreement. Only the U.S. forces have the right to keep records on their personnel with NATO SOFA status or share such information with German authorities. Adherence to this law needs to be reiterated as it trumps the German Federal Registration Act, “Bundesmeldegesetz” in German or BMG. A change in German law that took effect on Nov. 1, 2015, requires that for any new leases, landlords must issue the tenant a so-called “Move-in/Move-out Confirmation,” or “Einzugs-/Auszugsbestaetigung” in German, for registration purposes or be hit with a fine of up to €1,000. That may be why your landlord told you to go down to the Rathaus to register. You should disregard such advice, and point out to your landlord that under Article 6 of the Supplementary Agreement you are exempt from such registration requirements. Registering at the local town hall can have serious repercussions, including but not limited to: • German registration records are electronically shared with the German institution, formerly called “GEZ,” which is short for “Gebuehreneinzugszentrale,” and rechristened “AZDBS,” which stands for “ARD, ZDF, Deutschlandradio — Beitragsservice,” in 2013, that collects charges for public broadcasting. This triggers a TV and radio tax. If you receive such an assessment from AZDBS, the International Affairs Office staff on Kleber Kaserne can provide you with a letter confirming that you are exempt from having to pay TV and radio taxes under Article 60, paragraph 5(b) of the Supplementary Agreement. They can be reached by calling 483-8854/8859 or 0631-411-8854/8859. • German registration records are also shared with the Federal Office for Taxation, which triggers issuance of German tax ID numbers. The local finance office may start wondering about your source of income if they notice that no German tax return was filed for a particular tax ID number. Should you receive a letter from the German Finance Office, make an appointment to see a German legal assistance attorney right away. • The Alien Registration Office may also probe into your situation to find out why a foreigner is registered at the town hall but does not appear in their legal alien records. This could only be straightened out by invoking the protections of Articles 6 and 7 of the Supplementary Agreement. • An even more serious problem could arise if you are a General Schedule employee or service member and are thinking about retiring and taking a Nonappropriated Funds job or getting technical expert or analytical support status accreditation, under Articles 73 or 72 of the Supplementary Agreement. These jobs are by definition not available to those who have become ordinary residents of Germany, for which local registration is seen as a strong indicator.
Your local town hall has no incentive to oppose a registration request or turn you away because the state pays each and every county a community fiscal adjustment payment, “kommunaler Finanzausgleich” in German, based on its number of registered inhabitants. However, another contributing factor influencing that payment is the number of NATO SOFA personnel reported to be present by the U.S. forces. Consequently, if you were to register, the county or city might very well receive a double benefit. So stand your ground and don’t give up your treaty-based right not to register. If you registered
by mistake and experience any of the problems discussed above, make an appointment to see a German legal assistance attorney by calling the Kaiserslautern Legal Services Center’s Legal Assistance Office at 483-8848 or 0631-411-8848 or the Baumholder Law Center’s Legal Assistance Office at 485-6506 or 06783-6-6506. Editor’s note: This article is for general information only and does not constitute legal advice or create an attorney-client relationship. You should always consult an attorney for specific legal questions.
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Security forces coach Cub Scouts Top photo: Master Sgt. Gregory Riley, 86th Security Forces Squadron NCO in charge of police services, shows Cub Scouts an M240B Machine Gun Feb. 3 on Ramstein. Airmen from the 86th SFS gave local Cub Scouts a tour of their facilities and taught them about some of the weapons they might carry. Bottom photo: An Airman from the 86th Security Forces Squadron demonstrates how SFS members use handcuffs to a Cub Scout Feb. 3 on Ramstein. Airmen from the 86th SFS gave local Cub Scouts a tour of their facilities and taught them about some of the equipment they could use.
February 12, 2016
Ukrainian surgeons visit Army Medicine in Europe Story and photos by Ed Drohan Regional Health Command Europe Public Affairs Four Ukrainian military surgeons, the first group of physicians to do such a rotation in several years, recently visited Army Medicine in Europe for a firsthand look at U.S. wounded warrior care. Ukrainian Army Lt. Col. Mykola Moskvychov, Maj. Serhii Shypilov, Capt. Pavlo Shkliarevych and 1st Lt. Volodymyr Prytula spent four days visiting various sections of Landstuhl Regional Medical Center and the 212th Combat Support Hospital during their trip to Germany Jan. 24 to 29. All four are surgeons with military hospitals in Kiev, Kharkiv and Lviv, Ukraine. The visit, which was months in planning, was designed to be a shadowing experience for the Ukrainian physicians, said Air Force Col. (Dr.) Robert Fischer, LRMC deputy commander for clinical services. While partnerships are being explored with several NATO and non-NATO nations, this was the first opportunity for an actual engagement to take place. “We are happy to share how we approach wounded warrior care, how we receive and then evacuate after stabilization care on the hilltop (LRMC) before they go to Role 4
facilities in the states,” Fischer said. “So this is really about exposure to how American military health care is provided to wounded warriors.” The visit is aligned with both the Regional Health Command Europe goal of increasing medical diplomacy and the U.S. Army Europe commander’s vision of strengthening relationships, training, interoperability and effectiveness of the land forces they enable. According to Brig. Gen. Van Coots, commander of Regional Health Command Europe, the visit was multifaceted. “Almost a year ago I was in Kiev along with (USAREUR commander) Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges,” Coots said. “I got to go to the central hospital there, tour it and talk to some of the folks. Out of that came the desire to plan to have you all come to us and start doing these engagements. “Part of it is an attempt on our part to familiarize you with us and how we practice medicine and what our capabilities are here in Europe as we support you in your struggle,” Coots explained. “Part of it is designed to do some capacity and capability building, particularly in level 2, level 3, level 4 care. Part of it is also to learn from you what it is you would really like to have and what it is you think you really need and how we can provide that to you, and what you
Landstuhl Regional Medical Center registered nurse Amy Lawson demonstrates how an advanced patient simulator is used to train intensive care unit medical personnel to Ukrainian military surgeons 1st Lt. Volodymyr Prytula (far left), Capt. Pavlo Shkliarevych (middle left), Maj. Serhii Shypilov (center) and Lt. Col. Mykola Moskvychov (far right) as LRMC ICU clinical nurse specialist Air Force Lt. Col. Cheryl Lockhart observes Jan. 26. The four Ukrainian surgeons spent a week learning about Army Medicine in Europe at LRMC and with the 212th Combat Support Hospital.
can operate with, from equipment to additional training.” During the visit, the Ukrainian surgeons had the opportunity to view and discuss hospital operations to include Critical Care Air Transport Team, intensive care unit, and the da Vinci surgical robot, the newest addition to LRMC and technology not yet available in Ukraine. They also spent a day with the 212th Combat Support Hospital as they worked under field conditions in their Mobile Early Entry Package, a deployable configuration containing emergency
Col. Ann Naclerio, U.S. Army Europe deputy command surgeon, and Lt. Col. Wes Clarkson, 212th Combat Support Hospital physician, talk with Ukrainian military surgeons Capt. Pavlo Shkliarevych, Maj. Serhii Shypilov, Lt. Col. Mykola Moskvychov and 1st Lt. Volodymyr Prytula during a visit to the 212th CSH’s Mobile Early Entry Package field hospital Jan. 27 at a training area near Wiesbaden. The four Ukrainian surgeons spent a week learning about Army Medicine in Europe at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center and with the 212th CSH.
medical services, surgical capability, intensive care services, pharmacy, radiology and laboratory all in one tent. Throughout the visit, Ukrainian and U.S. medical personnel were comparing notes on the similarities and differences between their respective systems. For their part, the visiting surgeons were hoping to bring back practical information they can use to make improvements in their ability to operate with allied forces. “We will bring back information and knowledge about the American integrated system,” said Moskvychov, the senior Ukrainian physician. “We personally saw how patients are managed. This is very useful to make for better interoperability. It will be very helpful back in Ukraine.” Fischer agreed that first-hand experience is the most useful. “I think seeing us execute our wounded warrior care is better than just discussing this care at a distance and describing our policies and guidelines … actually seeing them in execution, including the movement of patients to and from the hilltop and the flightline at Ramstein, is much more effective in educating these visitors about how it’s actually done on the ground,” Fischer said. “So it goes from principal to action and you tend to remember action better.” The hope is that these exchanges will continue in the future. “I want to thank you for being that first group to come, from not just Ukraine but the first group to come and do rotations with us in a long time,” Coots said to the Ukrainian visitors. “Whatever we can do to assist and sustain life on the battlefield is really critical. We want this to be a continual process.”
February 12, 2016
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February 12, 2016
Olsbruecken â€˜burns winterâ€™ Saturday
Sundays at 10am, 11am and 6pm Wednesdays at 7pm
KĂśnigstr. 48, 67678 Mehlingen, next to Sembach 1IPOFtwww.heritagebaptistramstein.com A Christian fellowship that gathers to study Godâ€™s word verse by verse so we can know, glorify and serve Christ.
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We meet Sundays at 11 a.m. For more info call 06371-616793 or visit our website www.CCK-Town.org Industriestr. 50 66862 Kindsbach
People watch the pile of wood burning to say good bye to winter Saturday night in Olsbruecken.
POC for Miesau, Landstuhl and Daenner is the USAG R-P Chaplains Office in Bldg. 2919 on Pulaski Barracks. DSN 493-4098, civ. 06313406-4098 Miesau Chapel (Bldg. 3175) Seventh-Day Adventist Worship Sabbath School: 9:30 a.m. Saturdays Spanish Sabbath School: 9:30 a.m. Saturdays Worship: 11 a.m. Saturdays Small Group: 6-7 p.m. Tuesdays Landstuhl Community Chapel (Bldg. 3773) Worship: 11 a.m. Sundays Childrenâ€™s Youth Church: 11 a.m. Sundays Daenner Community Chapel (Bldg. 3150) Chapel Next Worship Worship: 10 a.m. Sundays Childrenâ€™s Church: 10:30 a.m. Sundays Ramstein North Chapel (DSN 480-6148, civ. 06371-47-6148) Contemporary Service: 11 a.m. Sundays Ramstein South Chapel (DSN 480-5753, civ. 06371-47-5753) Liturgical Services: 9 a.m. Sundays Liturgical Sunday School: 11 a.m. Sundays Traditional Service: 11 a.m. Sundays Vogelweh Chapel (DSN 489-6859, civ. 0631-536-6859) Gospel Service: 11 a.m. Sundays. Protestant education classes are available for all ages at Vogelweh, Ramstein, Landstuhl and Daenner. For information, call DSN 480-2499/489-6743 or civ. 06371-47-2499/0631-536-6743. PWOC - Protestant Women of the Chapel Thu 9:00-11:30 a.m., Kapaun Chapel Mon 6:30-8 p.m., Vogelweh Chapel Tue 9:00 â€“ 11:00 a.m., Ramstein North Chapel Conference Room Tue 5:30-7:30 p.m., Ramstein South Chapel
Daenner Community Chapel (Bldg 3150) Confession: 11:30 a.m. Sundays (Jun-Aug) Sunday Mass: 12:00 p.m. (Jun-Aug) Confession: 12:00 p.m. Sundays (Sep-May) Sunday Mass: 12:30 (Sep-May) Landstuhl Community Chapel (Bldg. 3773) Confession: 8:30 a.m. Sunday Mass: 9:00 a.m. Ramstein North Chapel (DSN 480-6148, civ. 06371-47-6148) Daily Mass: 11:30 a.m. Monday-Friday Sunday Mass: 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Confession 4-4:45 p.m. Sundays
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Ramstein South Chapel Mosque Area Bldg. 2403 (DSN 480-5753) Friday Jummah prayers 1:00 p.m. Daily Prayers: Monday - Saturday 07:30 a.m. Fajr Monday - Thursday 1:30 p.m. Dhuhr Monday - Friday 3:00 p.m. Asr Religious Education/Fellowship : 1st and 3rd Sunday from 12:00 p.m. - 02:30 p.m.
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Confessional Lutheran (WELS) 4 p.m. second and fourth Sundays, Ramstein South Chapel
by Petra Lessoing 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs Ever since 1990 on the Saturday after Fasching, the community of Olsbruecken observes a special tradition: the burning of winter. The hiking club Pfaelzerwaldverein will co-sponsor this annual event and offer celebrations at their forest hut. Hikers interested in joining the â€œFire for Springâ€? will meet at 6 p.m. at the Dorfplatz, village square in Olsbruecken. â€œOur mayor will hold an opening speech and village officials will sell torches for a small fee,â€? said Ronny Faul, chairman of the PWV hiking club Olsbruecken. â€œWe then walk in a torchlight procession through the village
up to the old sports field on Oberberg hill.â€? The walk is about 3 km long and takes about 35 minutes. Two to three weeks prior to the event, members of the hiking group started putting up a 4.5-meter-high pile of wood to be burnt near the sports field. Even old Christmas trees have been added to the pile. â€œLocal firefighters usually collect the Christmas trees the Saturday after Three Kings Day Jan. 6,â€? said Lutz Braunschweig, member of the Olsbruecken voluntary fire department. â€œOlsbruecken residents donate â‚Ź1 or more for this service, and donations will go back to charity.â€? When all walkers have arrived at the pile, children will throw their torches into
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the pile, under the supervision of the local firemen. The fire will start, and winter will be burnt. â€œOur PWV hiking group runs a hut on Oberberg hill, where we serve food and something to drink,â€? Faul said. â€œLike in previous years, we expect about 500 to 600 visitors.â€? For more information, visit www.pwv-olsbruecken.de. Other communities in the Pfalz will say goodbye to winter with so-called summer day parades leading through the town, ending with the burning of piles or figures made of straw and wood. The wine-growing communities of Neuleiningen and Forst as well as the cities Landau and Speyer will hold their winter burning celebrations March 6. Gruenstadt will burn winter after its summer day parade, which starts at 2 p.m. March 13.
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February 12, 2016
Valentine’s Day goes back to Roman times
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by Petra Lessoing 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs Legend says that Valentine of Terni, a friendly priest, who married young couples in love, died Feb. 14, 269. That’s why today, Valentine’s Day is being observed Feb. 14. In many countries all over the world, Sunday is the day, when husbands and wives, girlfriends and boyfriends have romantic dinners, give gifts, candy, cards and flowers to show their love and affection. The custom of giving flowers goes back to ancient Rome, where Valentine gave advice to young people, in particular regarding marriage. He did this despite Emperor Claudius’ prohibition. Claudius did not want his legionnaires to get, according to Christian customs, tied to wives and houses. But Valentine was looking for lovers, found them and married them. He passed out flowers to young couples that were walking by the garden of his monastery and asked the men to stay at home and not to go out to battle. One day Emperor Claudius wanted to meet Valentine to find out about his wisdom. The emperor requested Valentine to believe in Roman gods again. Then they would be friends. But the priest told him that he never would ask him to do so if he knew about the glory of God and his son Christ. During his visit with Claudius, a council member asked Valentine what he thought of the Roman gods. Valentine answered that they are demons. The council immediately requested the blasphemer’s death. During a delay Valentine asked for, he impressed the emperor with the truth of Christian belief. Claudius was deeply touched, but when Rome’s governor said Valentine was a magician, Claudius feared a revolt by his people and passed the
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The custom of giving flowers goes back to ancient Rome when Valentine would pass out flowers to young couples that were walking by the garden of his monastery and ask the men to stay at home and not to go out to battle.
priest on to Asterius, a judge, to decide on his fate. While standing in front of the judge, Valentine performed a miracle. He made the judge’s blind daughter see again by praying and laying on of hands. Asterius and his family got baptized after that. But since their new Christian belief was counter to Roman religion, they were tortured and killed. Rome’s governor also decided to torture Valentine and behead him Feb. 14, 269. Before he was killed, many young people visited him in jail. Also, one jail guard’s daughter came to see him several times. She helped him to keep his spirits up and told him that he did the right thing by ignoring the emperor and going ahead with the secret messages. On the day he was to die, he left a note thanking the girl for her friendship and loyalty. He signed it with “Love from your Valentine.” That might have started the
custom of exchanging love messages Feb. 14. Valentine cards have a long tradition. Legend says that the Duke of Orleans, while in prison in the tower of London in 1415, kept sending love letters to his spouse, and not only on Feb. 14. Ever since, he has been looked at as the founder of valentines. In the 17th century, author Samuel Pepys from London, revived this tradition of writing a love letter to his wife Feb. 14. She was so thrilled about that and in turn gave him flowers. The British noble society took over the tradition of giving flowers and sending love notes soon after, and it was spread through England and France. In the 18th century, people in love started to send romantic greeting cards. In Germany, recognition of Valentine’s Day started in the 1950s when American Soldiers brought the British tradition to Germany.
Army Parish Catholic Lenten Service Schedule Kaiserslautern:
Ash Wednesday, Feb. 10 Ash Wednesday, Feb. 10 11:45 a.m. Mass KCAC, Daenner Kaserne Noon Mass Rheinlander Chapel noon Mass LRMC Chapel, Landstuhl 6 p.m. Mass Rheinlander Chapel 6 p.m. Mass LRMC Chapel Stations of the Cross 7:30 p.m. Mass KCAC, Daenner Kaserne 5:30 p.m. Fridays Rheinlander Chapel Stations of the Cross Holy Thursday, March 24 6 p.m. Fridays LRMC Chapel 6 p.m. Mass Rheinlander Chapel Holy Thursday, March 24 Good Friday, March 25 6 p.m. Mass LRMC Chapel, Landstuhl 6 p.m. Mass Rheinlander Chapel Good Friday, March 25 Holy Saturday, 26 March 6 p.m. Mass LRMC Chapel, Landstuhl 7 p.m. Mass Rheinlander Chapel Holy Saturday, March 26 Easter Sunday, 27 March 7:30 p.m. Mass LRMC Chapel, 9 a.m. Mass Rheinlander Chapel Landstuhl GmbH, Auftrag46863, KdNr.10812, StichwortArmy Parish AdvantiPro EasterService Sunday,Schedule, 27 March FarbenTechnikSetzerer VertreterVerlag BesonderLenten 9 a.m. Mass LRMCfarblich Chapel, Landstuhl heitText auf SERVER, anders gestalten, da Army, Größe OK??? Größe 12:30 p.m. MassAusgaben10 Daenner Chapel (SPxMM)2x85 Woche5/2016
Spring 2016 Religious Celebrations for Purim, Passover, Lent & Easter PROTESTANT Wednesdays during Lent Ash Wednesday, 10 Feb 1130 - Lunchtime Ashes, Ramstein South Chapel 1700 - Ashes Service with Holy Communion, Ramstein South Chapel Lenten Mid-Week Services 17 & 24 Feb & 2, 9, & 16 Mar 1800 - Midweek Lenten Soup Supper, Ramstein South Chapel 1900 - Lenten Service, Ramstein South Chapel Holy Week Palm Sunday, 20 Mar 0900 - Liturgical Service with communion, Ramstein South Chapel 1100 - Contemporary Service, Ramstein North Chapel 1100 - Traditional Service, Ramstein South Chapel 1100 - Gospel Service, Vogelweh Chapel Maundy Thursday, 24 Mar 1900 – Maundy Thursday Service with communion, Vogelweh Chapel Good Friday, 25 Mar 1730 - Good Friday Service, Ramstein South Chapel Easter Sunday, 27 Mar 0900 - Liturgical Service with communion, Ramstein South Chapel 1100 - Contemporary Service, Ramstein North Chapel 1100 - Traditional Service with communion, Ramstein South Chapel 1100 - Gospel Service, Vogelweh Chapel JEWISH COMMUNITY Purim, 24 Mar 1800 - Purim Celebration, Ramstein South Chapel Passover, 29 Apr 2000 - Passover Seder, Ramstein South Chapel All are welcome to attend the Passover event. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org CATHOLIC Ash Wednesday ** Day of Fast and Abstinence, 10 Feb 0700, 1130, 1730 - Mass & Distribution of Ashes, Ramstein North Chapel Lenten Confessions, 7 Mar 1630 - 1830, Ramstein North Chapel *No 1600 - 1645 Confessions on 26 Mar Fridays of Lent 12, 19, 26 Feb & 4, 11, 18 Mar **Days of Abstinence 1730 - Stations of the Cross followed by a Lenten Soup Supper Ramstein North Chapel HOLY WEEK & SACRED TRIDUUM Palm Sunday, 19 Mar 1700 - Vigil Mass, Vogelweh Chapel 20 Mar 0900, 1700 - Masses, Ramstein North Chapel Holy Thursday, 24 Mar 1730 - Mass of the Lord’s Supper, Ramstein North Chapel followed by Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament concluding with 2145- Night Prayer, Ramstein North Chapel
Good Friday ** Day of Fast and Abstinence 25 Mar 1200 - Stations of the Cross, Ramstein North Chapel 1730 - Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion, Ramstein North Chapel Holy Saturday, 26 Mar 0930 - Office of Readings & Morning Prayer, Ramstein North Chapel 1100 - 1200 - Confessions, Ramstein North Chapel 2030 - Easter Vigil, Ramstein North Chapel *No 1700 Mass at Vogelweh Easter Sunday, 27 Mar 0900, 1700 - Masses, Ramstein North Chapel
ORTHODOX COMMUNITY AT KAPAUN CHAPEL Lent 1800 - Forgiveness Vespers 1800 - 1st Presanctified Liturgy 1800 - 1st Salutations 1800 - 2nd Presanctified Liturgy 0900 - Liturgy for the Annunciation 1800 - 3rd Presanctified Liturgy 1800 - 3rd Salutations 1800 - 4th Presanctified Liturgy 1800 - 4th Salutations 1800 - 5th Presanctified Liturgy 1800 - Akathist Hymn to the Virgin Mary 1800 - 6th Presanctified Liturgy Holy Week 23 Apr 0900 - Lazarus Saturday Liturgy 24 Apr 0900 - Palm Sunday Liturgy 24 Apr 1800 - 1st Bridegroom Matins 25 Apr 1800 - 2nd Bridegroom Matins 26 Apr 1800 - 3rd Bridegroom Matins 27 Apr 1800 - Unction 28 Apr 0900 - Holy Thursday Liturgy 28 Apr 1800 - 12 Gospel Readings 29 Apr 0900 - Royal Hours 29 Apr 1500 - Unnailing Vespers 1800 - Lamentations 29 Apr 30 Apr 0900 - Holy Saturday Liturgy 30 Apr 2330 - Pascha 1 May 1300 - Agape Vespers (Offsite) For more information please contact: Fr. Matthew Streett at 0162-425-1998 (gov’t mobile) or email@example.com 13 Mar 16 Mar 18 Mar 23 Mar 25 Mar 30 Mar 1 Apr 6 Apr 8 Apr 13 Apr 15 Apr 20 Apr
EPISCOPAL (ANGLICAN) AT KAPAUN CHAPEL 10 Feb 1800 - Ash Wednesday Service Sundays of Lent 14 Feb – 13 Mar Worship 1030am followed by class on Anglican Spirituality 20 Mar 1030 - Palm Sunday Service 25 Mar 1800 - Good Friday Service 27 Mar 1030 - Easter Sunday Service 5 Jun Bishop’s Visit and Confirmation For questions about services and times call Ramstein North Chapel: 480-6148 (06371-47-6148)
February 12, 2016
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 locations. Dates are subject to change.
Pfalztheater Kaiserslautern: • “Der Barbier von Sevilla,” an opera by Gioacchino Rossini, in Italian, 7:30 p.m. today. •“Nur noch kurz die Welt retten,” a Europe revue, 8 p.m. today, Saturday and Feb. 18. • “Romeo und Julia,” a ballet by James Sutherland with music by Sergej Prokofjew, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Thursday, Feb. 20, March 11, 13, 16 and 19. • The ﬁrst children’s chamber concert features typical American music, 4 p.m. Sunday. • “My Fair Lady,” a musical by Frederick Loewe, in German, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, 10, 12 and 26; and 3 p.m. March 6. • “Blackbird,” a play by David Harrower, in German, 8 p.m. Feb. 25,
Hidden items The Pfalzgalerie Museum in Kaiserslautern presents some of its own prominent sculptures, paintings and art objects by 23 artists under the motto “Verborgenes” through April 26. Hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays to Sundays. For details, visit www.mpk.de.
March 4, 8, 10, 19 and 26. • “Eugen Onegin” an opera by Peter Tschaikowski, in Russian, 6 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Tuesday; and 3 p.m. Feb. 28 (with childcare). For details, call 0631-3675-209 or visit www.pfalztheater.de. Kammgarn Kaiserslautern: • Azad presents hip-hop and rap, 8 p.m. Saturday. Tickets cost €21. • Lary Hawthorne’s James Brown Revolution Show, 8 p.m. Feb. 19. Tickets cost €24. • Symphonic Metal Nights Part I features the bands Xandria and Serenity, 8 p.m. Feb. 20. Tickets cost €23. • Nuit de la Chanson with Pauline Ngoc and Philippe Huguet performing French chansons, 8 p.m. Feb. 27. Tickets cost €19. For additional information, visit www.kammgarn.de. Fruchthalle, Kaiserslautern: • German State Philharmonics Rheinland-Pfalz present works by Gustav Mahler and Franz Schubert, 8 p.m. today. Tickets cost between €17 and €25. • Chamber soloists XXI present “Delicacies in Septet,” with works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Richard Strauss, Gioachino Rossini and Ludwig van Beethoven, 8 p.m. Thursday. Tickets range from €14 to €24. • The Kaiserslautern County Symphony Orchestra presents “Femmes fatales,” with works by Georges Bizet, Guiseppe Verdi, Jacques Offenbach and Gustav Mahler, 5 p.m. Feb. 28. Tickets cost between €12 and €25. For more information, call the Kaiserslautern Tourist Information ofﬁce at 0631-365-2317. JUZ (Youth Center), Steinstrasse 47, Kaiserslautern: • Neckbreaker Night Part II features the bands Redgrin, Arctic Winter and Warﬁeld, 8 p.m. today. Tickets cost €7.50. For details, visit www.juz-kl.de. Ramstein-Miesenbach, Haus des Buergers: • “Ladies Night,” a play by Annette and Knut Lehmann about a group of unemployed workers who have the idea to present a strip show to make their living, 8 p.m. Saturday. Tickets
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Ice-skating rink closes Sunday The ice-skating rink in the event hall of the Gartenschau Kaiserslautern closes its season Sunday. Last chances to skate are 9 a.m. to noon, 1 to 3 p.m., 4 to 6 p.m. today, Saturday and Sunday. Evening hours are 7 to 10 p.m. today and Saturday, and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday. For details, visit www.kl-on-ice.de.
cost €27.40, €30.70 and €34. • Singer and songwriter Marcel Adam, accordion players Christian di Fantauzzi and Christian Conrad and guitar player Vincent Carduccio present the typical French sound, 8 p.m. Feb. 19. Tickets cost €14. For more information, visit www.hausdesbuergers.de or call 06371-592-220. Landstuhl Stadthalle: • Country night with the band Nighthawk, 8 p.m. Saturday. Tickets cost €17. • Ocean pianist Ariane Vera Heneka presents nice melodies, “From piano to forte,” 7 p.m. Wednesday. Tickets cost €12. • Razzz, the beatbox musical features orchestral sound compositions and song arrangements from rock to jazz, and hip-hop to electric punk, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 20. Tickets cost €23 to €32. For more information, visit www.stadthalle-landstuhl.de or call 06371-92340. Saarbruecken, Saarlaendisches Staatstheater, Schillerplatz 1: • “Platee,” a ballet opera, in French, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Feb. 25; 6 p.m. Feb. 21; and 2:30 p.m. Feb. 28. • “Madama Butterﬂy,” an opera by Giacomo Puccini, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 20 and 27. • “Don Giovanni,” an opera by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, in Italian, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 23. For additional information, visit www.theater-saarbruecken.de or call 0681-3092-486. Nationaltheater Mannheim, am Goetheplatz: • “La Juive,” an opera by Fromental Halevy, in French, 7 p.m. today and Feb. 21. • “Farewell,” dances by Kevin
O’Day and Dominique Dumais, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 26. For more information, visit www.nationaltheater-mannheim.de. English Theatre, Gallusanlage 7, Frankfurt: • “The Life,” a musical by David Newman, Ira Gasman and Cy Coleman, through Tuesday. Performances are 7:30 p.m. today, Saturday and Tuesday; and 6 p.m. Sunday. For more information, visit www.english-theatre.org.
• Kaiserslautern, Mehrgenerationenhaus, Kennelstrasse 7, Swing Dance Tea, “My Funny Valentine,” with jazz music from the 1920s to 1950s, dancing instructions, coffee and cake, 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday. Donations are welcome. For additional information, visit www.lautern-swingt.de. • Olsbruecken, burning of winter, 6 p.m. Saturday. For details, see article on Page 16. • Otterberg, Johannisstrasse 31 (youth center), Brunch on the Hill with food, beverages and live music, 10 a.m. Sunday. Tickets cost €12.
• Mehlingen, Abtstrasse 25a, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. • Bad Duerkheim, Saline (saltworks, Gutleutstrasse 48), 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Feb. 20. • Ludwigshafen, Jacob-vonLavale-Platz (train station back entrance), 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays and 1 to 6 p.m. Saturdays. • Speyer, Burgstrasse 29 (train cargo area), 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. today and Wednesday. • Worms, Kaiserpassage garage, Korngasse 8, 7:30 to 10 p.m. today.
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Thanks for saying yes so many years ago! Happy Valentine’s Day.
Pookie, You are the cream cheese icing on my gluten-free carrot cake, the avocado and cilantro on my enchilada and the cinnamon in my oatmeal - in other words, you make life much happier! Thank you for always respecting me and for being my eternal Valentine! I love you TIAB, Your Honey
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Happy Birthday to my wonderful husband! Thank you for being such an amazing father and husband! Raelene and I love you so much and we are so lucky to be your Valentines! Happy Valentine’s Day, my love, we hope you enjoy your day! Love, your wife and daughter
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Even though we’re far apart, distance will never change the love I have for you in my heart, mind & soul. Thinking of you always! Happy Valentine’s Day Antonio G, my boo! Love, Jasmine G
Happy Valentine’s Day My Everything! Jermaine, my love, my best friend, my everything, Happy Valentine’s Day. Thank you for loving me unconditionally everyday, I may not tell you enough but I truly appreciate and thank God daily for providing me with a devotional, caring, loving, and supporting man into my life. Again, Happy Valentine’s Day! I love you!!
To the best dad and husband ever! Happy Valentine’s Day and happy birthday, Glenn Porter! Love you always, Cindy, Andrew, and Lydia
Happy Valentine’s Day to the best husband! You have made my sun sparkle brighter, my smile grow wider and my heart beat louder, each day I have known you. I love you, Alan! xxxo, Jen
Happy Valentine’s Day Ben! I love you more and more every day. Love, Erinn
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All Valentine’s greetings are also available online at KaiserslauternAmerican.com
Brett, for today and every day, be mine, forever and ever and ever. Happy Valentine‘s Day. I love you.
To My Lovely Lisa, It is rare in life that you are able to find someone who day in and day out gives you reason to smile and to be thankful you have found each other. I have found that with you. I am forever grateful to you for allowing me to be a part of your life and I can’t wait for the adventures that are ahead of us. You are truly an inspiration for me. I hope I can provide as much happiness to you as you have provided for me. Love, Bret I would like to wish my husband Lee a Happy Valentine’s Day! Your loving wife, San
You are my gift from God, Alexia, and the best part of my life for over twenty years. Love, John
Taurean, The love that you have for me has transformed my black and white life into something so beautiful and colourful. Thank you so much for coming into my life. Love Your Wife, KaShonda
Burnett, Happy Valentine’s day to my wonderful husband. I just wanted to take the time to tell you how thankful I am to have you in my life. I love you so much. Have a wonderful Valentine’s Day!
Happy Valentine’s Day, Erin! We both know how special this day truly is to our family and our love for one another is what keeps this day special. For nearly 20 years we have shared this day together and each year our love grows in new ways that continue to make this life with you very special. I love you, forever and always with all my heart! Love, Michael
Dana, we want you to know you are very special to us. You are loved and appreciated today and everyday. R.A.S.P.
Andrew, Thank you for choosing me as your Valentine. I love you so incredibly much and miss you dearly! Forever - Tina
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Mark Your Calendar
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» Cupid’s Valentine Shop at the Ramstein Community Center offers custom gift baskets, balloon bouquets and unique gifts. Delivery to all bases in the KMC area will occur today to Sunday. » A wine expo sponsored by Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation and the Exchange will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. Feb. 19 and 2 to 9 p.m. Feb. 20 at Armstrong’s Club on Vogelweh, Bldg. 1036. Wines from all over the world will be available for tasting along with fine foods. A full wine shop will be set up with all of the wines that are available for sampling. Wine seminars will be held each day of the expo for those interested in learning more about the wine before making a purchase. You will also receive a commemorative wine glass to take home. Open to all ID cardholders and their guests, ages 18 and older. Cost: $34.95 per person, per day; $60 per person for a two-day pass. Purchase a ticket online via WebTrac, at Armstrong’s Club from 5 to 10 p.m. daily, at the Pulaski Express, or at any Java Cafe in the KMC. Tickets may also be purchased at the door, if space permits. For more information, contact Armstrong’s Club at 0631-350-7919. » The 82nd Airborne “All American” Jeep Group Historical Society invites KMC members to participate at the 34th edition of their yearly winter march, “In the Footsteps of the 82nd Airborne Division,” Feb. 20 in Malempre, Belgium. This year will follow the steps of the 325th Glider Infantry Regiment of the 82nd Airborne Division. The march will start at 9:30 a.m. at 12 Rue derriere la tour, 6960 Malempre. Participants must register upon arrival for a fee of €6, which covers logistic support, a hot soup at lunch, a souvenir certificate, hot wine at the end of the march, insurance and other services. For more information, contact Emile Lacroix at firstname.lastname@example.org. » The Rheinland-Pfalz International Choir is looking for male singers to join. The choir rehearses from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays in the Protestant community center in Kaiserslautern, Erzhuetter Strasse 68. For more information, visit www.sing-rpic.de or call 0631-3508625. » Asian and antique furniture auction sponsored by the Ramstein Elementary School Parent Teacher Association will take place March 5 in the RES gym, Bldg. 996. A silent auction of approximately 100 different items will kick off this unique event at 10 a.m. Bidding will begin on the other items at 11 a.m. and run until everything is sold. This event is open to all ID cardholders. For safety reasons, this is an adult only event. Items for auction include Asian furniture, lamps, hand-tied rugs, screens and other decorative porcelain pieces from Asia and Tibet. All payment must be made in U.S. dollars, checks, money orders or credit cards. The proceeds will go to the RES-PTA to support school activities and enrichment programs benefitting all RES students.
KMC Onstage is located in Bldg. 3232 on Kleber Kaserne. For more information, contact Nate Records at 483-6252 or 0631-411-6252 or via email at email@example.com. To reserve tickets, visit www.kaiserslautern.armymwr.com, visit KMC Onstage from 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, or call 483-6626 or 0631-411-6626. » KMC Onstage presents “Death of a Salesman”: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 19, 20, 26 and 27; 3 p.m. Feb. 21; and 2 p.m. Feb. 28.
Armstrong’s Club Events
Armstrong’s Club is located in Bldg. 1036 on Vogelweh Family Housing. Call 0631-354-9986 for details. Unless otherwise stat-
ed, events have no cover charge and are open to all ID cardholders and their guests, 18 and over. » Small Tab Tuesdays: 5 to 10 p.m. every Tuesday play a game of pool or pick your favorite jam on the jukebox while enjoying specials. » Trivia Wednesdays: 6 to 10 p.m. every Wednesday. » Throwback Thursdays: 7 p.m. every other Thursday, listen to hits from the ’80s, ’90s and today. » Karaoke Fridays: 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. every Friday show off your singing skills and socialize in a fun environment. » Latin Fusion Saturdays: 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. every other Saturday.
Kazabra Club Events
Kazabra Club is located in Bldg. 2057 on Vogelweh. Call 489-7261 or 0631-636-7261 for details. Unless otherwise stated, events have no cover charge and are open to all ID cardholders and their guests, 18 and over. » Sweetheart Ball: 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. Saturday. Come and enjoy a night of pure country love. Couples will receive a complimentary glass of champagne. » Country Karaoke: 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. every other Friday. Sing your favorite country hit and take a spin on the mechanical bull Tornado. » Texas Hold ’em: 8 p.m. to midnight every Friday. Buy-in is $25. Register and buy-in by 7 p.m. » Country Night: 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. Saturdays. Dance lessons take place from 7 to 9 p.m. There is a $5 cover charge. » Sunday Sports: 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. Sundays. Enjoy 50 cent wings and $1 hot dogs and take part in fun sports trivia.
» USA Jobs Workshop will be held from 10 a.m. to noon today and Feb. 26 on Pulaski Barracks, Bldg. 2917. Want to learn more about finding a government job? Get the one-up on competition with hands-on instruction and assistance from an Employment Readiness expert. RSVP required. For more information and to enroll in the next available class, call 493-4203 or 0631-3406-4203. » Employment Resources for Spouses will take place from 10 a.m. to noon. Feb. 24 on Pulaski Barracks, Bldg. 2917. This class will show spouses various online employment resources that are available to them. These resources may be used for employment both overseas and in the States. For more information and to enroll, call 493-4203 or 0631-3406-4203. » 10 Steps to a Federal Job will be held from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Feb. 24 on Pulaski Barracks, Bldg. 2917. This class provides helpful information and tips regarding the Federal hiring process. It is designed for people who are considering applying for a Federal job and are not familiar with the process. For more information and to enroll, call 493-4203 or 0631-3406-4203.
» Couples Communication 1 and 2 will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday and Feb. 23 on Pulaski Barracks, Bldg. 2917. Join Army Community Service for this special “lunch date” two-part series and explore various paths to better communication, effective listening and understanding. Bring your lunch and take advantage of this opportunity. For more information and to enroll, call 493-4203 or 0631-3406-4203. » Baby Bumps: Passport to Parenting will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Feb. 17 and 24 at the Landstuhl Learning Center, Bldg. 3718. Join the New Parent Support Program for this socialize and learn series for expecting women. This two-
part series will be taught by labor and delivery and NPSP registered nurses. No registration required. For more information, call 493-4203 or 0631-3406-4203.
» The Rheinland-Pfalz Quilt Guild will have its monthly meeting at 5 p.m. Feb. 19 at Ramstein Middle School. The evening will include a “Stitch ‘n’ Gab” and a demonstration of different ideas for quilting with jelly rolls. There will also be a potluck, and members are encouraged to bring their machines to sew. » A host nation orientation will be held form 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday on Pulaski Barracks, Bldg. 2891. Are you new to the KMC? Join Army Community Service for a special insider’s tour of “K-Town,” all while learning about German culture and customs. For more information and to enroll, call 493-4203 or 0631-3406-4203. » Multicultural Spouses Club will meet from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Feb. 24 on Pulaski Barracks, Bldg. 2926. Join fellow spouses for a fun and interactive club that promotes diversity and networking. Feel free to bring a dish to share with the group. For more information and to enroll, call 493-4203 or 0631-3406-4203.
Classes and Training
» Sponsorship training will take place from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Feb. 23 at Landstuhl Learning Center, Bldg. 3718. This course will help you fulfill the role as a sponsor for incoming personnel. Units sending students to training are required to pre-register with Army Community Service to ensure that a unit-specific sign-in roster is available. This training is open to Soldiers, civilians and spouses who will act as sponsors. For more information and to enroll, call 493-4203 or 0631-3406-4203. » Conversational German courses are offered in two levels: beginner and intermediate. Participants will gain a better understanding of the written and verbal German language. All course materials are provided to students free of charge. Classes run in eight-week semesters. Advanced registration is required. For details, call 493-4203 or 0631-3406-4203.
» A romantic comedy movie marathon will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at Baumholder library in the movie lounge. Open to adults, ages 18 years and older. No registration required. For more information, contact Baumholder Library, Smith Barracks, Bldg. 8332, at 485-1740 or 06783-6-1740. » Hilltop Theater Presents the musical “Baby”: 7 p.m. today, Saturday, Feb. 19, 20, 26 and 27. Cost: $8 for adults, $5 for students and seniors, and $24 for a family of four or more. Tickets may be reserved in advance through Hilltop Theater on Smith Barracks, Bldg. 8218, at 485-7244 or 06783-6-7244. » Auditions for Hilltop Theater’s youth production of “The Wizard of Oz”: 7 p.m. Feb. 22 and 23. Prepare a song to sing and wear comfortable clothing and shoes for the movement and dance part of the audition. No experience necessary. A large cast is needed. Backstage and tech volunteers are needed as well. For more information, contact Hilltop Theater on Smith Barracks, Bldg. 8218, at 485-7244 or 06783-6-7244. » Baumholder Library’s annual Easter Family Film Fest will take place from 2:30 to 5 p.m. Mar. 17. This “eggstravaganza” will kick off at 2:30 p.m. with an Easter themed craft followed by an Easter movie at 3:30 p.m. Open to children ages 4 and older and their parents. No registration is required. For more information, contact Baumholder Library, Smith Barracks, Bldg. 8332, at 485-8851 or 06783-6-8851.
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Airman & Family Readiness Center
For more information or to sign up for a class, call the Airman & Family Readiness Center at 480-5100. MONDAY » Closed for Presidents Day TUESDAY » Reintegration briefing: 9 to 11 a.m., IDRC » Managing Your Money: 9 to 10 a.m., A&FRC » Intro to German: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., A&FRC » Predeployment briefing: 1 to 3 p.m., IDRC » Ditching the Dorms: 1 to 2:30 p.m., A&FRC WEDNESDAY » Base INTRO: 7:30 to 11:45 a.m., E Club » Capstone: 8 to 10 a.m., A&FRC » Accessing Higher Education Track: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., A&FRC » USA Jobs Workshop: 10 a.m. to noon, A&FRC THURSDAY » Accessing Higher Education Track: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., A&FRC » Preseparation briefing: 9 a.m. to noon, A&FRC » KMC Single Parent Network: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., A&FRC » EFMP Sensory Movie Night: 5 to 7 p.m., KMCC Theatre FEB. 19 » No classes scheduled
For more information and to register for KMC Youth In-
structional Classes, visit www.86fss.com, select “Family” and click “Instructional Classes” or call 06371-47-6444, Ramstein Youth Programs, or 0631-536-6504, Vogelweh Youth Programs.
For more information, call Health Promotion at 06371-47-4292 or 480-4292 or stop by Bldg. 2117. MONDAY » Closed for Presidents Day TUESDAY » BOD POD: 8 to 10 a.m. » Biggest Loser — Brown bag brief, “Injury Prevention”: 11 to 11:45 a.m. » Tobacco Cessation: Noon to 1 p.m. » Healthy Eating: 1 to 2:30 p.m. THURSDAY » Biggest Loser — Brown bag brief, “Eat this, Not That”: 11 to 11:45 a.m. » BOD POD: 1 to 3 p.m. FEB. 19 » BOD POD: 8 to 10 a.m.
To register for classes or for more information, call Family Advocacy at 479-2370 or 06371-46-2370.
» EXPECTANT PARENT ORIENTATION: Every first Tuesday of each month, 8:30 to 11 a.m., Learning Resource Center, Bldg. 3718, at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center. Learn about birth registration, passports and much more. No sign-up needed. For more information, call the New Parent Support Program at 06371-46-2098 or 479-2098. » DADS 101: 8 to 10 a.m. the first Monday of every month at Health Promotion on Ramstein, Bldg. 2117. The class is designed to teach fathers to become more effective parents. It allows dads to ask questions about labor and delivery, teaches them how to calm a crying baby, teaches role adjustment and other infant care issues. To register or for more information, call the New Parent Support Program at 479-2098 or 06371-46-2098. » DOMESTIC ABUSE VICTIM ADVOCACY SERVICES: Family Advocacy provides a new service which offers immediate support and service for men or women affected by abuse. The Domestic Abuse Victim Advocacy program is available 24/7. Victims of domestic violence can call 479-2370 during duty hours or 0173-628-4624 after duty hours for a variety of support and advocacy services. Trained personnel stand ready to help. DAVA can provide assistance by helping to develop a safety plan, assessing imminent risk of harm, connecting with helpful services and arranging follow-up care.
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Teen Dating Violence Awareness
In acknowledgement of Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, Army Community Service Family Advocacy Program will host a number of special activities for teens during February: • 6 p.m. Feb. 19: Teen Movie Night at Wagon Wheel Theater on Smith Barracks, Bldg. 8125 • 6 to 9 p.m Feb. 20: Teen Cosmic Bowling Night at Vogelweh Bowling Center, Bldg. 2060 • 6 p.m. Feb. 26: Teen Movie Night Exchange Reel Time Theater on Ramstein in the Kaiserslautern Military Community Center, Bldg. 3336 • 6 to 8 p.m Feb. 27: Teen Cosmic Bowling Night at Strikers Bowling Center on Smith Barracks, Bldg. 8105
Entry fees will be paid for each activity. Teens are encouraged to bring money for food. For more information, contact ACS at 493-4203 or 485-8188; or 0631-3406-4203 or 06783-6-8188.
CYSS parent satisfaction survey
Parents, your opinion matters. Be heard and make a difference. Child, Youth and School Services hosts their annual satisfaction survey through Feb. 19. Parents can ﬁll the survey out online at www.surveymonkey.com/r/NBMRSCL. A direct link can also be found on our website, www.kaiserslautern.armymwr.com. Parents who complete the survey will receive a coupon for ﬁve “Parent Participation Points.” Earn 10 points and
receive a $10 discount on your full or part-time childcare fees.
Pit Stop Racing Day
Come on down to Rheinland-Pfalz Library in Landstuhl, Bldg. 3810, from 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 20 and bring your race cars. Enjoy car races, crafts and more. You may even trade your race cars if you wish. This event is open to all ages and everyone who loves cars. No registration required. For more information, contact the library at 486-7322 or 06371-86-7322.
Dr. Seuss celebration
A Dr. Seuss celebration will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 5 at Landstuhl Youth Center, Bldg. 93812. Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, Army Europe Libraries, and Child, Youth and School Services join together to celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss, who is considered to be one of America’s greatest authors. The event will feature guest readers, games, hands-on activities, story time, a puppet show, a meet and greet with several Seussian characters and more. Members of the community are invited to bring the entire family. Registration is not required for this free event. For more information, contact Rheinland-Pfalz Library at Landstuhl, Bldg. 3810, at 486-7322/8943 or 06371-86-7322/8943.
Clubs at Landstuhl School Age Center
Did you know that Landstuhl School Age Center has several different clubs open to students, grades one to ﬁve? The different weekly clubs include cooking, sewing, robotics and ﬁlm. Registration with Child, Youth and School Services is required. Enrollment fees are based on total family income. For more information, contact the Landstuhl School Age Center at 486-7281 or 06371-86-7281.
Spring theater classes
Do you have a child interested in getting involved with theater? KMC Onstage offers homeschool theater classes for youth, ages 5 to 18 years old. Home-school theater classes include: Pantomime, Pratfalls and Play, open to ages 5 to 8 years old; and Shakespeare and Kids, open to ages 8 to 18 years old. Each class will run from Apr. 18 to June 6, with a registration deadline of Mar. 18. For more information or to register for a class, contact KMC Onstage on Kleber Kaserne, Bldg. 3232, at 483-6626 or 0631-411-6626; or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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LEMS shows off their spelling skills Sarah Stark, sixth-grade student in Imara Marti's class (left), and Ian Deaton, seventh-grade student in Gariann Wrenchey' s class, pose for a photo after recently competing in the Landstuhl Elementary Middle School spelling bee competition. Starting with 32 students, the competition went fairly quick with Deaton taking first place and Stark coming in as the runner up. Deaton will continue on to compete in the European Parent Teacher Association Spelling Bee competition Feb. 27.
If you are interested in working with children and youth, apply online for Child, Youth and School Services positions at www.usajobs.gov. Search for job title: Child and Youth Program Assistant (entry, skill and target level) CY-01/02. Positions are available at Kleber, Landstuhl, Sembach and Miesau locations. Child and Youth Program assistants work directly with children and youth and must be trustworthy, able to maintain a high degree of professionalism at all times and have the desire to be a positive inﬂuence on children and youth.
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CYSS spring sports registration
Registration for Child, Youth and School Services spring sports is open through Feb. 26. Sports available are: golf, ages 8 to 15; track and field, ages 8 to 15; tennis, ages 8 to 15; soccer, ages 5 to 15; t-ball, coach pitch, baseball and softball, ages 5 to 15; and bambino baseball and soccer, ages 3 to 4. Sports season begins in April. Practices are held on Landstuhl and Sembach. For more information or to register, contact Parent Central Services on Pulaski Barracks, Bldg. 2898, at 493-4516/4122 or 06313406-4516/4122; or Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation One Stop shop in Landstuhl, Bldg. 3810, at 486-8943 or 06371-86-8943.
Sweetheart Challenge 5K Run/Walk
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with the Sweetheart Challenge 5K Run/Walk at 10 a.m. Saturday. Sign
up individually or as partners. Your “sweetheart” may be anyone you like — spouse, significant other, friend, family member, etc. There will be two obstacles that must be completed as a couple in order to win the “partner prize.” Registration will be held from 8 to 9:30 a.m. on the day of the event at the Special Events Center on Rhine Ordnance Barracks, Bldg. 237. Cost: $5. The first 100 participants to register will receive a t-shirt. For more information, visit www.kaiserslautern.armymwr.com.
Ramstein Aquatic Center
The Ramstein Aquatic Center will offer a lifeguard course to become a certified lifeguard from 4 to 9 p.m. Tuesday to Feb. 19 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 20. Participants will learn multiple water rescue techniques as well as core lifesaving skills, including CPR, automated external defibrillation and first aid for the professional rescuer. Upon
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successful completion of this course, participants will receive an American Red Cross lifeguard certificate. Cost for this course is $125. Stop by the Ramstein Aquatic Center to register.
U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz Sports and Fitness will host a Combatives Invitational at 10 a.m. Feb. 27 at Kleber Fitness Center. Registration and weigh-in will be from 8 to 9:15 a.m. and a coaches meeting from 9:15 to 9:45 a.m. Open to all active duty service members (male and female), ages 18 and older. Trophies will be awarded for 1st and 2nd place in each category and overall. Free for participants; $5 spectator fee for ages 12 and older. For more information, contact Coleman Swinton at Rhine Ordnance Barracks Fitness Center at 493-2087 or 0631-3406-2087; or email email@example.com.
Raiders compete for state title Story and photo by Ken Robinson Kaiserslautern High School CyberPatriot Coach The Kaiserslautern High School CyberPatriot team recently competed for their third straight state title. Should the teams finish in the top three positions within their tier, platinum, they will be able to compete for a regional title later this month. CyberPatriot is the premier National Youth Cyber Education Program. The competition is designed to put high school and middle school students in the position of newly hired information technology professionals tasked with managing the network of a small company. Teams are given virtual images that represent the company’s operating systems, and team members must identify and secure all system vulnerabilities, while ensuring that all critical services are maintained. Each competition lasts six hours and consists of having to secure up to three operating systems, each with a different function or scenario. Operating systems can include Windows Client, Windows Server or Ubuntu Linux. Furthermore, students will also configure virtual networking devices and take a Cisco networking exam. Nearly 2,000 high schools nationwide participate in the CyberPatriot competition. All four teams at Kaiserslautern
The Kaiserslautern High School CyberPatriot team competed recently for their third straight state title and are anxiously waiting to find out the results to see if they will be competing for a regional title later this month.
High School have made it into the platinum tier, which is in the top 30 percent. It is at this tier that the challenges become much more difficult, and only those in the platinum tier will be able to compete for the national title. With just a few positions available in the regional round, each of the four teams from KHS are a bit anxious to know the results. This is the fourth year that Kaiserslautern has entered the competition. Each year, more and more stu-
dents seem to be interested in joining the club. The growth of the program has been remarkable, largely due to the continued support and mentorship from Armed Forces Communication and Electronics Association. AFCEA has provided mentorship to the KHS Technology Club for the past four CyberPatriot seasons. Not only have they supported the CyberPatriot program, but provide mentors for other such programs such as Ethical Hacking, Raspberry Pi, Robotics
First Challenge, IT Certification and recently the StellarXplorers Space program. Students, like those in the CyberPatriot program and other afterschool programs, realize that school doesn’t end at three o’clock; it’s just getting started. Students love to compete, they love to learn, and they love to hear from professionals in the field. When you put them all together, you build a winning team both in and outside the classroom.
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NOW SHOWING Editor’s note: The movies listing was the most current at the time of publication. Dates are subject to change. Please check with your local theater for the most up-to-date schedule.
Deadpool (R) 11 a.m., 1:45 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:15 p.m., 10 p.m. Zoolander 2 (PG-13) 11:15 a.m., 4:30 p.m., 10 p.m. How to Be Single (R) 1:45 p.m., 7 p.m., 9:45 p.m. The Revenant (R) 6:15 p.m. Kung Fu Panda 3 *3D* (PG) 11:30 a.m., 2 p.m., 4:30 p.m. The Hateful Eight (R) 11 a.m., 2:30 p.m. The Forest (PG-13) 10 p.m. SATURDAY Deadpool (R) 11 a.m., 1:45 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:15 p.m., 10 p.m. Zoolander 2 (PG-13) 11:15 a.m., 10 p.m. How to Be Single (R) 1:45 p.m., 7 p.m., 9:45 p.m. The Revenant (R) 11 a.m., 6:30 p.m. Kung Fu Panda 3 *3D* (PG) 11:30 a.m., 2 p.m., 4:30 p.m. The Forest (PG-13) 10:15 p.m. The Hateful Eight (R) 2:45 p.m. SUNDAY Deadpool (R) 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 4:15 p.m., 7 p.m. Zoolander 2 (PG-13) 11 a.m., 6:45 p.m. How to Be Single (R) 1:30 p.m., 7 p.m. The Revenant (R) 11 a.m., 2:45 p.m. Kung Fu Panda 3 *3D* (PG) 11:30 a.m., 2 p.m., 4:30 p.m. The Hateful Eight (R) 6:30 p.m. MONDAY Deadpool (R) 11:30 a.m., 2 p.m., 4:45 p.m., 7:30 p.m. How to Be Single (R) 11:15 a.m., 1:45 p.m., 7 p.m. Zoolander 2 (PG-13) 4:30 p.m., 7:15 p.m. Kung Fu Panda 3 *3D* (PG) 11:45 a.m., 2 p.m., 4:30 p.m. TUESDAY Deadpool (R) 11:30 a.m., 2 p.m., 4:45 p.m., 7:30 p.m. Zoolander 2 (PG-13) 11:15 a.m., 1:45 p.m., 7 p.m. How to Be Single (R) 4:15 p.m., 7 p.m. Kung Fu Panda 3 (PG) 11:45 a.m., 2 p.m., 4:30 p.m. WEDNESDAY Deadpool (R) 11:30 a.m., 2 p.m., 4:45 p.m., 7:30 p.m. How to Be Single (R) 11:15 a.m., 1:45 p.m., 7 p.m. Zoolander 2 (PG-13) 4:30 p.m., 7:15 p.m. Kung Fu Panda 3 *3D* (PG) 11:45 a.m., 2 p.m., 4:30 p.m. THURSDAY Deadpool (R) 11:30 a.m., 2 p.m., 4:45 p.m., 7:30 p.m. Zoolander 2 (PG-13) 11:15 a.m., 1:45 p.m., 7 p.m. How to Be Single (R) 7 p.m. Kung Fu Panda 3 (PG) 11:45 a.m., 2 p.m., 4:30 p.m. FRIDAY
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only to be confronted by the angry and tormented souls of the dead who prey on anyone who wanders into the forest. Starring Natalie Dormer and Taylor Kinney. Deadpool (R) Former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life. Starring Ryan Reynolds and Morena Baccarin. Courtesy of Movieweb.com
New York City is full of lonely hearts seeking the right match, and what Alice, Robin, Lucy, Meg, Tom and David all have in common is the need to learn how to be single in a world filled with ever-evolving definitions of love. Starring Rebel Wilson and Dakota Johnson. The Forest (PG-13) In the Aokigahara forest at the base of Mt. Fuji, a young American woman who goes in search of her twin sister, who has mysteriously disappeared. Despite everyone’s warnings to “stay on the path,” Sara enters the forest determined to discover the truth about her sister’s fate,
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February 12, 2016
Denmark – Las Vegas of Europe for Quick Marriages
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Story courtesy of MilitaryInGermany.com The country of Denmark offers quick, easy and romantic weddings for people of all nationalities. In celebration of Valentine’s Day, we explore the option of getting married in the home of Vikings. You are living the life as an American Soldier, an Airman or a Civilian in Germany and you have found the love of your life! But now you want to get married. What should you do? You have the choice of going back to the United States, getting married in Germany or going to the Las Vegas of Europe (Denmark).
Going to the U.S. to get married
For many it would be nice to head home and have family and friends attend your big day. However this could be very expensive and time consuming just to travel back to the U.S. It also could be very tedious just trying to figure out what paperwork is needed, especially from afar. Marriage license requirements and the wait time are different for each state. Some states even require a medical examination or blood tests in order to obtain a license. If the procedures for marriage are not followed correctly, then expect an even longer time before you can say your I dos. Things get even more complicated and wait
time increases if you are a U.S. citizen marrying a local national (someone from another country).
Getting married in Germany
If you have interacted with the Germans or know anything about the German culture, then you would know that the Germans can be quite systematic, thorough and efficient. It is also worth noting that their laws and policies are just as systematic, just as thorough and just as efficient. Getting married in Germany requires going to the Standesamt, located at the Rathaus (Town Hall), to give notice of impending marriage. Once all documents have been completed and turned in, it will take between two to six weeks before you can hear wedding bells. The time also lengthens if either one of the happy couple had been married before. And if you and your fiancée/fiance both do not speak German fluently, then you must provide your own translator or interpreter when requesting the notice of impending as well as for the ceremony.
Getting married in the home of the Vikings
In Denmark the documentation required is simple and straightforward, making the whole process quick and easy. It generally takes between four days and two weeks to process your paperwork. Additionally, the marriage
certificate can be given straight away after the ceremony, and it can come translated in English and German. According to the Danish Marriage Act, the following is required for a foreigner to be married in Denmark: • Be lawfully admitted and legally present in Denmark • Valid passport showing proof of entry into Denmark • If you live outside the U.S., present a valid residence permit from country of residence • Completed Marriage Form, which can be downloaded from the City of Copenhagen website U.S. military members will need the following: • An approved leave form and Commander’s memorandum for permission to travel and marry in Denmark • A birth certificate (copy) • Identity card (copy) • A confirmation letter from a supervisor stating that you are single/divorced (original) • When divorced, the legally binding document of your divorce decree (original) Read more at http://militaryingermany.com/ denmark-las-vegas-europe-quick-marriages
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