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With 2022’s arrival, US Air Force gears up to commemorate its 75th anniversary by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs It’s never too early to start celebrating a major milestone, which explains why the U.S. Air Force and Department of the Air Force kicked off the year with a bang Jan. 1 by highlighting the start of their 75th year at the Tournament of Roses Parade and the Rose Bowl. Seventy-five years after the Air Force’s birth on Sept. 18, 1947, the spirit of innovation that has driven the service was on display when a B-2 Spirit from the 509th Bomb Wing, located at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, roared over the Tournament of Roses Parade and one of the most prestigious college bowl games, the 2022 Rose Bowl, to kick off the yearlong 75thanniversary celebration. The B-2 has supported the Tournament of Roses and Rose Bowl for nearly two decades, showcasing one of the Air Force’s premier weapon systems over the skies of Pasadena to inspire a future generation of patriotism and aviation. See 75TH ANNIVERSARY, Page 3

The U.S. Air Force Total Force Band plays in the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, CA, Jan. 1. America’s Air Force participated in America’s New Year Celebration to kick off 2022 and the yearlong celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Department of the Air Force. Photo by Nicholas Pilch

Kid moves — gross motor developmental red flags by Lisa Helenius contributing writer for MilitaryinGermany.com Your cute little bundle of joy is bright eyed and happy, but when she crawls on the carpet she looks like a malfunctioning wind-up toy. Your kindergartener is easy to spot on the playground because he runs like he’s moving through See KID MOVES, Page 25

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Ramstein named Air Force Installation Excellence Award finalist

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INSTALLATION EXCELLENCE AWARD 2022 FINALIST

RAMSTEIN AIR BASE by 1st Lt. Ridge Miller 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs The Air Force has selected Ramstein Air Base as one of two finalists for the 2022 Commanderin-Chief’s Installation Excellence Award, and Airmen across the installation are preparing for next week’s inspection. The presidential award recognizes the outstanding and innovative efforts of the people who operate and maintain U.S. military installations. The award encourages commanders to foster an environment that promotes innovative and creative ways of enhancing base-level services, facilities, and quality of life. As a finalist, Ramstein will receive a cash prize to fund innovative projects and quality-of-life improvements across the installation. Ramstein won this award

in 2019, and the base used the prize money to expand the installation’s Wi-Fi coverage, repaint the parking spots at the KMCC to make them wider, install 24/7 access at the Southside Fitness Center, as well as other improvements. “Chief Kelley and I couldn’t be prouder of the entire wing and the Kaiserslautern Military Community who helped Ramstein become a finalist once again,” said U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Josh Olson, 86th Airlift Wing commander. “This is a fantastic opportunity to showcase the incredible accomplishments our Airmen, local nationals and families have achieved over the last twelve months. I’m confident the team of inspectors visiting next week will leave with an incredible impression of Team Ramstein.” This year’s CINC Installation Excellence selection board will

be conducted in person January 12-13. Board members will travel to Ramstein and inspect multiple areas to assess how well the base and its units have achieved Department of Defense objectives. The holistic review will include inspections of installation security, force development, mission support, quality of life and unit morale, environmental stewardship, health, safety, communications, and public relations. The Installation Excellence Award winner will receive an overall $1.25 million prize. Each winning installation will receive a commemorative trophy, flag and congratulatory letter from the president. Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, is the other Air Force finalist. The Air Force is scheduled to announce the winner in late March.

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75TH ANNIVERSARY from Page 1 Joining the B-2 this year to kick off the celebration was an Air Force Total Force Band, comprised of 75 Airmen-Musicians from 14 units. Fittingly, the band marched in the 75th spot in the Tournament of Roses parade lineup. The Airmen taking part in the start of the year celebration highlighted one of the service’s greatest strengths: the nearly 700,000 active duty, Guard, Reserve and civilian Airmen who remain the heart and soul of the service, said Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown, Jr., who currently serves as the service’s highest ranking military officer. “Ever since the Air Force became a separate military service, empowered Airmen have pushed the boundaries of technology and innovation that have allowed the service to excel and keep pace with the rapid changes and the demands placed upon us,” Brown said. “Our commemoration of this important anniversary provides a chance to reflect on the amazing accomplishments of our service and those who have served among its ranks since 1947, while also celebrating the boundless future that lies ahead.” Brown added: “As the Air Force approaches its 75th anniversary, we have a responsibility to our nation and our international allies and partners. I am confident that our Airmen will continue to innovate, accelerate and thrive so that we can execute our mission to Fly, Fight, and Win…Airpower Anytime, Anywhere.” To honor the past, present and future, the theme for the 75th anniversary is “Innovate, Accelerate, Thrive – The Air Force

Bob Miller, left, Tournament of Roses president, and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown, Jr., hold a 75th Anniversary Cake in Pasadena, CA, Dec. 30, 2021. America’s Air Force participated in America’s New Year Celebration that includes the Tournament of Roses Parade and Rose Bowl Game, to kick off 2022 and a yearlong celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Department of the Air Force. Photos by Nicholas Pilch

at 75.” That focus captures a range of activities and observations that will take place throughout the year and highlight the anniversary’s significance. “The 75th anniversary of the U.S. Air Force and the Department of the Air Force provides a unique opportunity to highlight the contributions of our Total Force Airmen, both past and present, who have fought and defended our nation in air and space,” Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall said. “When you think about what the Air Force has accomplished since its inception in 1947, there’s so much to be proud of — it’s truly incredible. “These past 75 years have showcased the service’s ability to adapt to any situation and provide

unparalleled airpower as well as spacepower right up to the establishment of the U.S. Space Force within the Department of the Air Force in 2019,” he said. “As we look ahead to the next 75 years, we must continue to adapt and modernize so that our Airmen and Guardians have the warfighting capabilities they need to stay ahead of our pacing challenges, while also ensuring they and their families have the resources they need to thrive. One team, one fight!” Throughout 2022, the Air Force will celebrate its 75th milestone with various events around the U.S. and worldwide to showcase the values, commitment, and expertise of America’s Total Force Airmen, past and present. In addition, the service will spotlight its history,

accomplishments, and many of the pioneering Airmen whose innovation, dedication to mission, and war-fighting spirit helped established the U.S. Air Force of today. Innovation fueled by Airmen has always been a part of the Air Force’s heritage, even before it became an independent service in 1947. Maj. Gen. Billy Mitchell, also known as the “Father of the Air Force,” was one Airman who paved the way for the service. According to military historians, his commitment to pushing boundaries and working towards a distinct aerial service branch seeded a renaissance for the airpower legacy that would distinguish itself during conflicts across the globe for years to come.

Likewise, Gen. Henry H. “Hap” Arnold, who was designated the first and only five-star General of the Air Force by President Truman, also played a key role in leading, developing and innovating American military airpower during World War II, providing the necessary vision and drive to ultimately create the conditions for an independent U.S. Air Force following the war. Today, Gen. Arnold is considered an airpower pioneer whose efforts helped to lay the foundation for modern Air Force logistics, R&D, and operations, according to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. The Air Force’s history is also the history of the nation’s advancements in space. Under the Air Force’s early space pioneers such as Gen. Bernard Schriever, the Air Force developed and integrated the technologies that put U.S. rockets and satellites into space. By Operation Desert Storm in 1991, often called the nation’s first space war, space became central to nearly all military operations. These same technologies that brought victory in Desert Storm, such as GPS and communication satellites, are now essential to modern life in America. The importance of space grew to such an extent that the U.S. Space Force emerged as an independent service within the Department of the Air Force in 2019. “This is what is being celebrated as the U.S. Air Force and the Department of the Air Force enter their 75th years and what was on display in the skies over California when the B-2 roared overhead: 75 years of American airpower, spacepower, and innovation that have secured our nation and made us stronger,” said Brig. Gen. Patrick Ryder, Department of the Air Force Public Affairs director.

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DECEMBER 22 12:01 a.m.: Theft by fraud in Kaiserslautern 7:25 a.m.: Major traffic collision in Kaiserslautern DECEMBER 23 3:20 a.m.: Major traffic collision/theft of a vehicle in Glan-Muenchweiler 3:47 a.m.: Driving while impaired in Landstuhl 9:55 a.m.: Fire response on Kleber Kaserne 1:17 p.m.: Theft in Landstuhl DECEMBER 24 1:10 a.m.: Driving under the influence in Landstuhl DECEMBER 25 1:59 a.m.: Driving under the influence in Kaiserslautern DECEMBER 26 7:23 a.m.: Driving while impaired in Ramstein-Miesenbach 7:23 p.m.: Driving under the influence in Landstuhl 11:36 p.m.: Theft in Paris DECEMBER 27 5:10 p.m.: Damage to personal property on Vogelweh Family Housing 5:50 p.m.: Operating a vehicle with expired registration/fleeing the scene of an accident/ failure to report a vehicle accident in Frohnhofen

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DECEMBER 28 12:55 a.m.: Driving under the influence in Landstuhl DECEMBER 29 Nothing significant to report DECEMBER 30 8:49 a.m.: Damage to personal property in Muenchweiler 8:57 a.m.: Damage to government property on Kapaun AS DECEMBER 31 10:45 p.m.: Failure to obey a lawful order in Kaiserslautern 11 p.m.: Driving under the influence in Kaiserslautern JANUARY 1 2:30 a.m.: Driving under the influence in Enkenbach-Alsenborn 2:26 a.m.: Driving under the influence in Kaiserslautern 3 a.m.: Seized USAREUR license plates in Landstuhl 5:15 a.m.: Mutual assault in Kaiserslautern 11 a.m.: Assault/failure to obey a lawful order on Kapaun AS JANUARY 2 6:40 a.m.: Driving under the influence in Landstuhl

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

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LRMC information As you may have heard, due to rising numbers of COVID-19 infections, Germany has revised the Infection Protection Act, which is applicable to U.S. Forces in Germany in accordance with Article 54 of the NATO-SOFA Supplementary Agreement. In the revision, workplace access is restricted to vaccinated, recovered or tested employees. In light of the revised act, we want to remind our communities that testing capabilities at military treatment facilities are reserved for official purposes and individuals who present medical symptoms. Unit Leaders who have questions regarding the revised act should reference Force Health Protection Guidance (Supplement 23) which established COVID-19 screening testing for unvaccinated individuals. Fitness Centers Southside Fitness Center officially reopened with 24/7 access. Sunday, Resiliency Days, Family Days and Holidays will be 24/7 access only, Northside Fitness Center and Vogelweh Fitness Center will remain 24/7 access. COVID-19 updates for KMC Looking for updated information regarding coronavirus and changes to base facilities? Visit www.ramstein.af.mil/COVID-19/ ATTN: Those packing up and leaving the KMC Many members wait too long to begin the household goods moving process, thereby causing additional stress and delays. The 86th Logistics Readiness Squadron Personal Property Office advises movers to call them three weeks before moving to begin the booking process. 86 AW Retiree Activities Office Your RAO is now officially open again on

Tue, Wed and Thu, from10a.m.-3p.m.; closed for lunch from noon to 1p.m. Routine questions can be sent via email — You can expect a response within 7-business days. Appointments for specific subjects such as surviving spouse issues and or Retiring in Germany are preferred. For appointments either call when someone is on duty and/or send us an e-mail to: 86aw.rao@us.af.mil. Telephone is: 0637147-5486. You can also visit us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/RamsteinRAO Any problems making contact, please e-mail the Director, retired SMSgt Mike Goff at: 86aw. rao@gmail.com. Air Force official photos The 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs Office has a new process for scheduling official photos. Visit Ramsteinstudio.setmore.com/ services to schedule your official photo. Head and shoulders appointments are available Wednesdays, with appointments for fulllength photos on Fridays. Visitor passes service update Base passes are being issued for both essential and non-essential visitors. For more information, contact the Visitor Control Center by calling DSN: 480-5775 or commercial: 06371-47-5775. USAREUR Office The Ramstein USAREUR office is open for business Mon-Fri, 8-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m. Closed on U.S. holidays/family days, DSN 4805534/0115. Registry of Motor Vehicles operating hours update The USAREUR-AF Registry of Motor Vehicles customer service desk located in building 216 on Sembach Kaserne is again open Fridays. Operating hours on Fridays are 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

KMC Yard of the Month: Winter Wonderland Edition

First place: LTC Phillip Ferris and Elizabeth Ferris.

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Second place: CW3 Sanjeev Sivasankaran and Mindy Sivasankaran.

Third place: CW4 David Bonds and Chomion Bonds.

Good to know: Holiday reminder, decorations for on-base housing must be removed NLT 10 days after the Holiday. Christmas trees can be disposed of at one of the Recycling Centers on Ramstein, Kapaun and Landstuhl for on-base housing residents only. Snow and ice removal are the responsibility of the building leaders and townhouse residents, included are driveways, sidewalks, steps and parking spaces.


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Maintainers become multi-capable Airmen

U.S. Air Force Airmen perform maintenance on a C-130 J Hercules aircraft at Ramstein Air Base, Dec. 2, 2021. Airmen from across Ramstein participated in the Multi-Capable Airmen training where they learned skills, which will diversify their knowledge of different job skills.

Story and photos by Senior Airman Thomas Karol 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs Growth in the U.S. Air Force can sometimes be attributed to diversifying your skillset and branching out into other career fields. That was the intention behind Air Force leadership creating the MultiCapable Airman training program. The program gives Airmen the opportunity to gain new experience in a different career field with the Air Force. The goal is to enable Airmen to be able to fill multiple roles when needs arise. “MCA is a great training program and a huge force multiplier,” said U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Spence Koepp, 86th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief. “If a large amount of maintenance professionals are deployed or off somewhere else doing their jobs we can call on these Airmen to fill those positions on base.”

The MCA program is a way to empower Airmen already in the Air Force to get the mission done. “People are the greatest resource we have available to us,” Koepp said. “One of the biggest points of this program is to maximize the potential of the people we already have. I think this is an extremely valuable course and I am glad we are taking advantage of it.” Personnel participating in the MCA training learn valuable skills outside of their normal career fields. Some believe the training is a great way to get out and see how the rest of the Air Force works. “I think this training is a lot of fun and a great way to meet new people,” said U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Raul Espinosa, 86th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels systems technician. “I like the fact the Air Force is giving me the chance to broaden my horizons. I have also made some new friends and had shared experiences with

U.S Air Force Airman 1st Class Raul Espinosa, 86th Logistics Readiness Group fuels systems technician, uses a wrench at Ramstein Air Base, Dec. 2, 2021. Espinosa and others participated in the Multi-Capable Airmen training, which allowed them to learn new skills and can apply them if the need arises.

some cool people.” The MCA program helps bridge the gap for career fields like maintenance that always has Airmen on the move. Airmen who complete MCA are able to fill in as needed to ensure the mission always gets done. “We have a huge mission here at Ramstein and if all of our people are elsewhere, we need competent Airmen here working to continue the mission,” Koepp said. “We can’t be everywhere at once and home or abroad we have to ensure we are generating Airpower. The Airmen we are training here are going to be our ace in the hole when the time comes.” Espinosa said he is not one to let opportunities slip by him. Instead he wants to take everything the Air Force offers him and help his team and the base in as many ways as he can. “I would recommend this course to anyone who wants more out of their career,” Espinosa said. “It has given me a whole new perspective and helped me feel like I am a more valuable asset to my team. I know if something happens, I will not be on the sidelines, but instead on the front lines helping out where I am needed most.” The future of Ramstein and its operations are heavily dependent on quality Airmen and their ability to adapt to an ever-changing environment. Koepp said this program is crucial to the 86 MXG’s future and ensuring it can execute the mission wherever it happens. “If we want to stay on top, we have to be able to adjust to the climate we are in,” Koepp said. “We have some serious competition out there and they are not taking breaks or rest on their laurels. We are the best Air Force in the world for a reason and we are ensuring

we will stay that way for the foreseeable future. We are the top dogs and MCA and the Airmen who participate in it will keep it that way.” As of right now the MCA training program is still in the process of starting up. Further instructions will be released on how to become enrolled in the course.

“We are in our Beta phase for the MCA program,” said TSgt. Redus Reed, 86 MXG Training Flight director of instruction. “As of right now for Airmen were marked as fully qualified in their career fields. They showed the aptitude and ambition to become aircraft maintainers.”

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LRMC launches microvascular reconstructive surgical services Story and photo by Marcy Sanchez Landstuhl Regional Medical Center U.S. Army Surgeons performed the first microvascular reconstruction and anastomosis procedure at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Dec. 3, 2021. The first-of-its-kind procedure at LRMC expands services and capabilities at the only Level II Trauma Center outside the United States and principal evacuation and treatment center for all injured U.S. Service Members, civilians and Coalition Forces serving across Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Microvascular anastomosis procedures involve the removal of softtissue defects followed by reconstructive techniques such as flap reconstruction where healthy, live tissue is moved from one part of the body to another. The procedure is effective in treating severe trauma and advanced diseases such as cancers, to maintain form and function. “We can take skin from someone’s arm and attach it to vessels in the neck to reconstruct, for example, someone young, in order to allow them to have better function-

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them with some degree of disfigurement,” explains U.S. Army Lt. Col. Shimul Patel, chief, Plastic Surgery Services, LRMC. “This capability affects many of our beneficiaries here in Germany, ranging from active duty Service Members who may have devastating injuries to their limbs or other parts of their body that need tissue to our cancer population as well.” During the inaugural procedure

Col. Jessica Peck, a facial plastic surgeon and chief of LRMC’s Ear, Nose and Throat Clinic. “That ability to offer additional reconstructive options improves quality of life and, in the long term, maintains function and has better cosmetic outcomes.” Peck, a native of Farmington, Utah, notes this is particularly significant for patients who suffer trauma or disease in visible areas such as the head or neck. Although the technique has been practiced for decades, LRMC’s role has traditionally focused more on stabilizing and evacuating deployed trauma patients back to the Continental U.S. or their respective countries rather than reconstruction efforts. “Our mission here is in support of all our forward (Combatant Commands) and receiving patients from those locations, stabilizing them and then offering them the opportunity to go back to (the U.S.),” explains Patel, a native of Laurel, Maryland. “With this capability here we can put them on their path to recovery in a more expedited manner and also allow them to have surgery done in the comfort of a place that speaks their native language.” According to Peck, because the surgery is labor intensive, with some operations lasting 10-12 hours at a time, at least two specialty-trained surgeons are required for the operation which is rare at some Army Medical Treatment Facilities. Both Peck and Patel are hopeful the introduction of the new procedure will not only help patients but also keep military surgeons, who are trained in the procedure, battlefield ready, while boosting talent acquisition efforts. “To be able to continue offering those services and bring those services here enhances all of our readiness,” said Patel, a West Point alumna who completed plastic and reconstructive surgery training at Tulane University / Ochsner Clinic in New Orleans, Louisiana. “LRMC surgeons will have the opportunity to be able to continue to do what they've been trained to do while taking care of trauma and cancer patients.”

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Explore. Discover. Dream. Former 1 FW pilot has a new mission to the stars by Michael Reeves 633rd Air Base Wing Public Affairs NASA announced their newest astronaut candidates, Dec. 6, 2021. Among the 10 individuals selected was previous 71st Fighter Training Squadron T-38 Talon and 27th Fighter Squadron F-22 Raptor pilot, Maj. Nichole “Vapor” Ayers. While she was a member of the 1st Fighter Wing, Ayers flew 450 hours as a T-38 pilot with the 71st FTS before flying the F-22 in the 27th FS. In total, Ayers flew more than 1,100 hours in the T-38 and the F-22. Ayers was with her family when she got ‘the call.’ “It’s a twin thing,” Ayers explained, as she recalled her twin sister’s reaction when Ayers received her call from NASA, confirming her selection to the astronaut class of 2021. “I grabbed her arm and she knew right away.” Ayers continued: “My 5-yearold niece heard me while I was on the phone telling my husband, and once we got back to my sister’s house, she ran inside and screamed, ‘Auntie’s going to be an astronaut!’ My nephews knew before I even walked in the door. I couldn’t imagine a better way for that to happen, with all my family there.” During the announcement ceremony held at Johnson Space Center, Houston, Bill Nelson, NASA administrator and shuttle astronaut, spoke to the small group of pilots, engineers, scientists and doctors about their future as part of the Artemis generation. “We unite people,” Nelson said. “To explore; to discover; to dream.” Blood drives are open to most U.S and NATO Military, Civilians, Retirees, Family Members and Local National staff with installation access, thanks to relaxed donor eligibility rules below. All the blood donated to the Armed Services Blood Program (ASBP) stays within the military, for forward-deployed U.S and NATO military, as well as patients at U.S. military hospitals throughout the world. Civilians and Local Nationals are authorized to take Admin Leave (with supervisor approval) to donate blood! RELAXED ELIGIBILITY RULES, spread the word that many more people are now able to give blood. The wait after tattoos and travel went down and there are no longer ANY restrictions for time spent in *most* European countries: • 18 or older, weigh at least 116 pounds, free of cold/flu symptoms for three days. • In the past 14 days, haven’t had COVID-19 symptoms, come into close and extended contact with someone who has. • In the past 14 days, haven’t traveled somewhere that required you to quarantine. • In the past 8 weeks, haven’t donated whole blood (Donors who gave at

U.S. Air Force Maj. Nichole “Vapor” Ayers, 27th Fighter Squadron Assistant Director of Operations and F-22 Mission Commander, removes cover from the cockpit of an F-22, at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, Feb. 25, 2021. As a result of the Womens Initiatives Team, Warrior Braids, and Sword Athena 2020, the hair regulation was changed in AFI 36-2903 to allow braids and ponytails in uniform. Photo by Senior Airman Jaylen Molden

So, how did Ayers go from ‘Fly. Fight. Win.’ to ‘Explore. Discover. Dream’? As a recipient of a master’s degree in computational and applied mathematics, she already met one of NASA’s new qualifications to hold a master’s degree in a STEM field. After meeting all the qualifications, she was handselected amongst 12,000 potential candidates to become one of only 10 individuals in the NASA astronaut class of 2021. As she reminisced on her time at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, she recalled using the nearby NASA Langley Research Center as a visual point of reference during her flights. “I flew over NASA Langley [Research Center] for about six years,” Ayers said. “So, it’s pretty incredible to be on the other side.”

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Many people dream of becoming a fighter pilot, but the sky was never the limit for Ayers. “When I was a little kid, the shuttle program was still running,” Ayers recalled. “I thought, ‘I don’t want to just be on the shuttle. I want to fly it!’” Although NASA officially retired the shuttle program upon the return of Space Shuttle Atlantis, July 21, 2011, Ayers never stopped dreaming. “Even though NASA’s mission changed, my goal never changed,” Ayers said. “I set my sights and worked really hard, and got to be on a bunch of really awesome teams.” Ayers’ new team now dons a blue flight suit. However, that’s not the only thing that received a new

color scheme. She’ll soon return to her roots in NASA’s white and blue T-38. Previously, her mission at the 71st FTS was to train pilots and provide professional adversary air support to enhance the 1st FW’s F-22 combat readiness. Her new T-38 mission will be in a jet trainer for NASA astronauts that also operates as a chase plane. Although retrofitted for a different mission, the aircraft will still serve as similar territory for the prior Air Force instructor pilot. Not only will Ayers get to step back into a familiar seat, but she also looks forward to sharing her expertise and joy of the aircraft with her classmates. “I can’t wait to share my love of flying the T-38 with my classmates and then get to know them

as we fly and learn together,” Ayers exclaimed. While she was at the 27th FS, Ayers flew more than 200 combat hours and led the Air Force’s historic first all-women combat formation in 2019. Her selection came as no surprise to some of her peers and leadership. “Vapor’s astronaut program selection stands testament to her tireless dedication, humility and steadfast leadership while with the 1st FW,” said Lt. Col. Nick Sigler, 1st Operations Support Squadron commander. “I know I speak for all of ‘Raptor nation’ when I say how proud we are of her achievements. We all look forward to seeing where her journey takes her next.” “I wouldn’t have gotten where I am today without the 1st FW teammates who stood next to me,” Ayers said. “To all the people at Langley — it’s been an amazing ride, and I can’t wait to continue that teamwork mentality with my fellow astronaut candidates.” Ayers will continue her dedication to teamwork as she reports for duty at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in January to begin two years of training. Astronaut candidate training falls into five major categories: operating and maintaining the International Space Station’s complex systems, training for spacewalks, developing complex robotics skills, safely operating a T-38 training jet, and Russian language skills. Ayers shared a piece of advice to any who wish to pursue their dreams, whatever they may be. “Be passionate,” Ayers said. “Be passionate about your work, be a good team player and everything else will fall in line.”


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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman DeLanie Smith, 86th Maintenance Group maintenance analyst, collects data for wing leadership at Ramstein Air Base, Dec. 8, 2021.

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman DeLanie Smith, middle, 86th Maintenance Group maintenance analyst, is responsible for collecting and assembling data for wing leadership regarding any trends in repairs, breakdowns or damaged parts in the C-130J Super Hercules fleet at Ramstein Air Base, Dec. 2, 2021. Smith was chosen as Airlifter of the Week after resolving a maintenance information system failure that disrupted training capabilities.

Story and photos by Airman Jared Lovett 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs An Airman from the 86th Maintenance Group was chosen as Airlifter of the Week, Dec. 2, 2021, after resolving a system failure that disrupted training capabilities. Senior Airman DeLanie Smith, 86 MXG maintenance analyst, is responsible for maintaining and safeguarding the 86th Airlift Wing’s sole maintenance information system called G081. G081 is a multi-million dollar government database that supports approximately 900 users at Ramstein. With a recent system failure, Smith quickly diagnosed the problem that crippled the 86 MXG’s training facility and restored training capabilities. “She worked diligently to correct the issue so that Airmen could continue to input their training into the system,” said Tech. Sgt. Stephanie Selmon, 86 MXG noncommissioned officer in charge of maintenance management analysis. Smith also collects and assembles data for wing leadership regarding any trends in repairs, breakdowns or damaged parts in the C-130J Super Hercules fleet. “Whenever we present a finding to a leader, they can then make an informed decision on what actions to take so that we can continue to be mission ready,” Smith said.

Smith, a Dallas, Texas native, arrived at Ramstein two months ago after spending five years at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, where she honed her skills. During her tenure there, Smith learned the ins and outs of the G081 system, providing her with firsthand knowledge on how to run it smoothly.

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display of commitment and capabilities. At a time of unprecedented security challenges, there must be no misunderstanding about

NATO’s resolve: We stand together to defend and protect all Allies,” Stoltenberg added. In 2022, the VJTF will com-

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the force, drawing on the 1st Infantry Regiment and the 3rd Hussar Regiment. Led by France’s Rapid Reaction Corps in Lille, the Franco-German brigade is a bi-national unit, underlining the strong bond between NATO Allies Germany and France. Other NATO countries, including Spain, Portugal, and Poland will also provide forces. The majority of the force is comprised of units from the lead brigade. The leadership of the VJTF, which places soldiers on high readiness status and ready to deploy in days, rotates annually among Allies. France takes over from Turkey, which led the force in 2021. Germany will lead the unit in 2023. NATO’s joint force command in Brunssum, the Netherlands, holds the command for the entire NATO Response Force in 2022.

NATO jets scrambled hundreds of times in 2021 to guard Allied airspace Story and photo by North Atlantic Treaty Organization Public Affairs NATO fighter jets scrambled around 370 times across Europe in 2021, mostly to check aircraft flying unannounced near Allied air space. Around 80 percent of the missions, 290 in total, were in response to flights by Russian military aircraft. “NATO fighter jets are on duty around the clock, ready to take off in case of unverified flights near the airspace of our Allies,” said NATO Spokesperson Oana Lungescu. “NATO is vigilant, and we will always do what it takes to protect and defend all Allies.” Most of the intercepts in 2021 occurred in the Baltic region, where NATO operates an air-

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569th USFPS Airmen train like they fight

Airmen assigned to the 569th United States Forces Police Squadron, undergo Red Man training at Vogelweh Air Station, Dec. 6, 2021. During Red Man training, Airmen are provided with safety gear and a baton-like weapon and must defend themselves from the instructor who’s wearing Red Man training gear.

Story and photos by Airman Jared Lovett 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs The 569th United States Forces Police Squadron is all about training like they fight, to prepare them for their dangerous yet vitally important field. 569th USFPS Airmen trained during the month of December 2021, for their annual by-law training, where they familiarize themselves with tools such as the Taser gun, baton and de-escalation techniques. “It brings familiarization,” said Master Sgt. Edwin Bowser, 569th USFPS training section chief. “We don’t want the first time that an Airman is employing one of these less-than-lethal weapons to be out in the field on a suspect. We want

them to build confidence by utilizing these tools in a controlled environment.” The Airmen begin the training with a class teaching them about the use of less-than-lethal weapons, such as the baton and the Taser gun, so that they can use them correctly and without excessive use of force. Afterward, they are tested to prove they have the understanding required to use a weapon such as the Taser X26P, which is only authorized for military personnel and law enforcement. Then, they have the option of feeling first-hand what it is like to be tased, which most of them have volunteered for at one point as a rule to themselves. “It provides them with the opportunity to feel what neuro-

muscular incapacitation feels like,” said Staff Sgt. William Murray, 569th USFPS unit training instructor. “That way, if they have to use it on someone, they will understand that feeling so they will refrain from using excessive force.” When responding to a call, these Airmen can encounter a variety of scenarios, including the possibility of a physical altercation. To prepare for these incidents, Defenders participate in Red Man training. This training serves to prepare the Airmen for a real-life physical altercation with a violent individual through simulation of a real attack. During the training, the Airmen are provided with safety

Airmen assigned to the 569th United States Forces Police Squadron undergo Red Man training at Vogelweh Air Station, Dec. 6, 2021. Red Man training serves to prepare Airmen for a real-life physical altercation with a violent individual and build their confidence so that they respond to such a situation appropriately. Red Man training provides 569th USFPS Airmen with a controlled environment to train on how to react to a physical altercation with a violent individual.

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. William Murray, left, 569th United States Forces Police Squadron unit training instructor, removes the probes of a Taser X26P from Senior Airman Andrew Alvarado, right, 86th Airlift Wing public affairs journeyman, at Vogelweh Air Station, Nov. 22, 2021. The Taser X26P uses a replaceable cartridge containing compressed nitrogen to deploy two small probes that are attached to the X26P energy weapon cartridge by insulated conductive wires with a maximum length of 15 feet. The two probes deliver neuromuscular incapacitation which occurs when an energy weapon is able to cause involuntary stimulation of both the sensory nerves and the motor nerves.

gear and a baton-like weapon and have to defend themselves from the instructor who is wearing the Red Man training gear. The Airmen incorporate all they have learned about how to use the baton effectively and also on how to verbally respond to the attacker so that they can deescalate the situation and subdue the attacker. “A lot of the new Airmen have never been in an actual fight,” said Murray. “With the large area of responsibility that we cover, there’s a higher probability that we can get into a physical altercation, so we train Airmen on how to defend

themselves so that they have the confidence needed to react appropriately.” This annual by-law training is essential to ensure that these Airmen are effectively enforcing the law and keeping all military, civilian and Department of Defense personnel safe. The overall benefit of this training is that the Airmen who enforce the law are able to resolve and deescalate situations and not use excessive use of force. The 569th USFPS serves and protects across the entire Kaiserslautern Military Community.

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. William Murray, 569th United States Forces Police Squadron unit training instructor, utilizes the drive-stun feature on a Taser X26P at Vogelweh Air Station, Nov. 29, 2021. In the event that an officer misses when shooting the weapon, they are able to use the weapon as a direct-contact stun, called the drivestun, which is designed for pain compliance.


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Kollweiler, 4bd, 1.5bth, House, 176sqm, BIK, liv/din, balcony/terrace, laundry, private garage, dogs allowed, available 21 Dez. 2021, Housing Approved, €1600 +utl, call 06371465348, Affonso@gmx.de

1bd, 1bth, Apartment, 65sqm, BIK, liv, laundry, private garage, pets allowed, available 18 Okt. 2021, Housing Approved, €125 +utl, call +4915144801586, luxu rylodgingkl@yahoo.com

LANDSTUHL MELKEREI HOUSE FOR RENT 4bd, 2.5bth, duplex, 210sqm, no pets, available immediately, housing approved, €1940 +utl, call Mindie 0172 68 55 976, mre.kmc@icloud.com

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3BR 1.5BA TLA / TDY Apartment in Ramstein, NOT FOR LONG-TERM LODGING, all included, 5min from RAB, pets allowed, inquiries at info@expatngo.com

Mainz, 4bd, 2.5bth, House, 200sqm, BIK, guest WC, liv/dinrm, garden, balcony/terrace, laundry, finished basement, private garage, pets allowed, available 01 Feb 2022, Housing Approved, €2600 +utl, call +49 (0) 6124 - 609 1466, sullivan@somme rimmo.de

Matzenbach, freest 1FH, 240sqm, 4BR, 3baths, BIK, liv/dinrm, 2 roofed terr, wonderful view, lrg basement, laundry, garage, climate-friendly geothermal energy, €1790+utl, deposit 1 month, housing approved, military clause, no dogs, 0638399167, 0160-1647683. Avail. Febr. 2022

1BR TLA apartment, downtown Ramstein, 5min from RAB [ref=F3], NOT FOR 3BR 2BA TLA Apt with Air-Conditioning, LONG-TERM LODGING, all included, pets Ramstein, 5min from RAB, TDY / PCS, NOT allowed, inquiries at info@expatngo.com FOR PERMANENT LODGING, pet friendly, Photos available at www.expatngo.com/32bedroom apartment, 2 bd, 1.5 bth, 113 bed-tla-groundfloor-and-terrace-2, inquisq meters, Obere Triftstrasse KIndsbach, ries: whatsapp: +49 17624687550, info@ex 0173-3464394, michaelkappa@hotmail.de patngo.com


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4BR 1.5BA TLA town house in Landstuhl [ref=IL34], NOT FOR LONG-TERM LODGING, all included, 5min from RAB, pets allowed, inquiries at info@expatngo.com

Lovely TLA Countryhouse BremerhofKaiserslautern The Bremerhof, one of the most unique residential areas in Kaiserslautern, located in a beautiful clearing in the middle of the Palatinate Forest, but with less than a 5 minutes drive to the center of K-Town.The apartment has 2 bedrooms, a living room, 1 bathroom and a romatic garden with pool which is the perfect place for days of rest and relaxation while you settle in Germany. Call 00 49 171 313 6996, info@judithkern.com

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5BR 2.5BA TLA / TDY House in Ramstein, 5min from RAB [ref=L30], NOT FOR LONGTERM LODGING, all included + rental car, pets allowed, inquiries at info@expatn go.com

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US hosts Russia for a Vienna Document 2011 specified area inspection Courtesy story U.S. Army Europe and Africa U.S. Army Europe and Africa’s Treaty Compliance Branch hosted a two-day visit to U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Dec. 21 and 22, 2021, for representatives from the Russian Federation to fulfill provisions of the Vienna Document 2011. The inspection team received update briefs about tenant units from the 2nd Cavalry Regiment, 41st Field Artillery Brigade, 12th Combat Aviation Brigade, and the Joint Multinational Readiness

Center. The inspectors also were given an overflight tour of Grafenwöhr Training Area, Hohenfels Training Area and Katterbach Kaserne, as well as a tour of the Grafenwöhr ranges. The Vienna Document 2011 is a politically-binding agreement composed of confidence and security-building measures between the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe participating states. It is designed to increase openness and transparency concerning military activities. Its provisions include an annual

exchange of military information about forces located in Europe, consultation about unusual military activities and hazardous incidents, prior notification and observation of certain military activities, an exchange of annual calendars, and compliance and verification by inspection and evaluation visits. The last time U.S. Army Europe and Africa hosted a Vienna Document military facility visit was in 2018 at Grafenwöhr Training Area. COVID-19 mitigation measures were implemented and observed throughout the inspection.

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21 TSC scores bullseye with Allies moving prepositioned stock through Europe by Eleanor Prohaska U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz Public Affairs

A contracted line haul truck driver inspects his load at a rest stop en route from Zutendaal, Belgium, to Leghorn Army Depot, Italy. To date, more than 150 trucks have transported over 2,000 pieces of Army Prepositioned Stock-2 equipment and vehicles from three APS-2 worksites north of the Alps to south of the Alps to support the new APS-2 theater strategy and provide capabilities to best support two Defense Department Combatant Commands. Over the next month, the APS-2 worksite at Leghorn Army Depot expects to receive about 4,000 more pieces of APS-2 equipment and vehicles. Photos by Army Sgt. 1st Class Kavan Norris

Allies cleared the way for expedited movement, achieving in a few days what could normally take weeks to accomplish. “In our transportation quiver, the MCCE provides a significant arrow for large muscle movements,” said John Gallagher, Supervisory Traffic Management Specialist, 21st TSC TMC. “The MCCE provides the 21st TSC with added capabilities for transportation solutions from up to 28 member nations. This capability and access to capacity allows the clearance of thousands of pieces of cargo from various locations and ports throughout the EUCOM theater, in some cases simultaneously.” In this case, the Netherlands Ministry of Defense and Denmark’s MOD’s Joint Movement and Transportation Organization provided offers of support via host nation contracts. Utilizing

Acquisition and Cross Servicing Agreement Orders, the two Ally nations’ militaries were able to contract with commercial vendors to move the equipment on behalf of the U.S. Army. This arrangement not only expedited movement, but contained costs, as ACSA orders allows vendors to charge only what they would charge the host nation’s military. It also built partner capacity by providing Ally nations a training opportunity in moving a large force forward, and operationalized and validated procedures designed to enhance interoperability. “It showcased the Danish Host Nation capacity and the Netherlands’ military relationship with their commercial vendor to be able to execute a mission quickly,” said Maj. Stephen Coley, 21st TMC Current Operations Officer in Charge. “We increased interoperability with those countries instead of just leveraging a commercial company from one of our European tenders.” If interoperability is based on people, processes and technology, Rhonda Pitt, 21st TSC TMC Transportation Specialist, has her hand in all three. She is also an MCCE Inland Surface Transport

Officer, and is the liaison between the U.S. and host nation support at MCCE, tapping into the resources and capabilities of MCCE’s 28 member nations to augment U.S. transportation capabilities. “Interoperability is the ability of host nations and their military organizations to operate in conjunction with each other,” said Pitt. “Where one falls short, the others can support and are able to supplement and strengthen their capabilities.” According to Pitt, utilizing the

Army Prepositioned Stock-2 vehicles shipped from Army Field Support Battalion Benelux’s APS-2 worksite in Eygelshoven, Netherlands, to Army Field Support Battalion Africa’s APS-2 worksite in Livorno, Italy, are staged at one of the battalion’s warehouse facilities. Over the next few weeks, AFSBn Africa personnel will continue to receive additional vehicles and equipment from north of the Alps and continue to inventory and store the vehicles and equipment in its facilities at Leghorn Army Depot. EXP March 31, 2022

Movement of more than 10 Army units’ worth of equipment from APS sites in Zutendaal, Belgium; Dulmen, Germany, and Eygelshoven, Netherlands, hundreds of miles south to Leghorn Army Depot, Italy, recently demonstrated the 21st Theater Sustainment Command’s proficiency working with host nations and ally military organizations to coordinate anchor points and hit targeted deadlines. The Army Prepositioned Stock strategy reduces deployment timelines, improves deterrence capabilities and provides additional combat power for contingency operations. In Europe, multinational cooperation and interoperability ensure the APS-2 program delivers on its promise of rapid mobility and ability to deter would-be aggressors. Tasked in September 2021 with moving nearly 700 pieces — containers with enough equipment to outfit a base support battalion and a light infantry battalion, trucks and weapons of war—within a narrow time-frame, the 405th Army Field Support Brigade turned to the 21st TSC Theater Movements Center for transportation solutions. Capt. Lemar Baliwag, Commercial Transportation Branch Officer in Charge, 21st TSC TMC, eyed the target, assessed available options and leveraged the TMC’s relationship with the Movement Coordination Center Europe to engage partner nations’ military. “One big challenge was the quick reaction time,” said Baliwag. “The suspense to begin movements was nearly immediate." Having firmly established policies, procedures and relationships in place with the MCCE and

MCCE and ACSAs allows the U.S. to shoot straight through the red tape associated with such things as hazardous materials, weapons of war, escorts and other restrictions that often causes transportation delays. Gallagher noted that the MCCE directly enables Speed of Assembly and Cross Border Military Mobility for U.S. and NATO forces. He sees the MCCE as a strategic enabler to leverage when planning intra-theater transportation moves. “We do so many cross-border operations, and each nation knows their own regulations and policies better than anyone else,” said Pitt. “They are going to tell us exactly what we need to get our cargo from point A to point B.” Recognizing, utilizing and helping to build host nation capabilities enhances readiness in the theater. “This is not our continent,” said Pitt. “We don’t have our CONUS resources here, and we send so much cargo and so many troops to Europe. Using the MCCE gives us access to those 28 member nations — and we’ve built relationships so they can help us. It offers us a lot of flexibility when it comes to large scale movements.” The U.S. National Defense Strategy prioritizes investment in prepositioned forward stocks and munitions, strategic mobility assets and partner and allied support. The 21st TSC TMC and 405th AFSB are leading the way in demonstrating the value and validity of the APS-2 strategy and multi-national and cross-military coordination.

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21 TSC – 2021 in review

21st Theater Sustainment Command provides Covid-19 vaccinations to Afghan evacuees at Rhine Ordnance Barracks, Sept. 26, 2021. Over 2,400 Afghan evacuees receive the vaccine as they prepare for onward movement. The transit center provides a safe place for the evacuees to complete their paperwork while security screenings and background checks are conducted before they continue on to their final destination. Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Aaron Duncan

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1st Lt. Bryant Sullivan, Kronos Troop, 2nd Calvary Regiment is part of the joint security force at Rhine Ordnance Barracks in Kaiserslautern, during Operation Allies Welcome. Security forces include MPs and engineers from 18th MP Brigade as well as units from 902nd Engineer Company from Grafenwöhr; 92nd MP Company from Kaiserslautern; the 529th and 571st MP companies out of Wiesbaden; 527th MP Company out of Hohenfels, and Soldiers from Kronos Troop, 2CR as well as German Feldjägers and the German Bundeswehr. Photo by Eleanor Prohaska

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Capt. Emily Copple, 23rd Modular Ordnance Ammunition Company Commander, 18th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, leads the Operation Allies Welcome Female Engagement Team made up of Soldiers from the 18th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 16th Sustainment Brigade and 39th Transportation Battalion, 21st Theater Sustainment Command. The FET ensures a female Soldier presence at the temporary housing facilities at Rhine Ordnance Barracks and Ramstein Air Force Base for Afghan travelers at all times, helping to bridge cultural gaps and provide a supportive environment for men and women. Photo by Spc. Elliott Page

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Lt. Col. Hardy Johnson, 21st Theater Sustainment Command Equal Opportunity Program Manager, left, and CW2 Regina Crump, 1st Human Resources Sustainment Center, right, prepare to perform skits that demonstrate U.S. cultural norms for Afghan travelers at Rhine Ordnance Barracks. Narrated by interpreters, the skits addressed the topics of domestic violence, child abuse and gender roles. Photo by Eleanor Prohaska


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U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Ontario Conyer, 5th Quartermaster Theater Aerial Delivery Company makes a jump. Knights Brigade Soldiers assigned to 5th Quartermaster Theater Aerial Delivery Company conducted heavy drop operations and jumps in Pápa, Hungary, as part of Swift Response and DEFENDER-Europe 21. Photo by Sgt. Daniel Yeadon

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Logisticians and transporters from the 598th Transportation Brigade, Surface Deployment and Distribution Command and the 21st Theater Sustainment Command began offloading more than 1000 equipment items at the port in Gdansk, Poland, July 8, 2021. The equipment belongs to 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division who are deploying from Fort Riley, Kansas, during July 2021 in support of Atlantic Resolve. Photo by Spc. Katelyn Myers

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From May 30 through June 4, 2021, the 30th Medical Brigade led multi-national troop response to a simulated battle scenario, including a mass casualty event, as a NATO medical evaluation team observed. Hanging in the balance was a NATO Role 2 Enhanced certification, validating the 512th FH as capable of providing advanced medical support in the field and meeting NATO’s medical doctrine of interoperability. Financial, technical and medical specialist shortages across the NATO nations have increased the profile of multinational support options. Photo by Sgt. Jesse R Pilgrim

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Garrison chaplains provide vital mental health, counseling for holidays Chaplain (Maj.) Michael Dawson understands the unique challenge living a life as a Solider can bring during the holidays or any other time of year. For one, he is a soldier. For another, he lends an ear to the many other Soldiers who come to him at U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz in Germany. Chaplains are also a unique part of a Soldier’s mental health options and a vital player in the garrison’s first Line of Effort: People, putting People First. “I am a family life chaplain,” Maj. Michael Dawson, garrison family life chaplain. “I understand the DSM, I don’t diagnose anyone, but I understand those aspects. I am also a pastor, so I integrate the two. To understand someone’s story whether they are religious or not is what we do, that is our calling.” The DSM is the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders

that defines and classifies mental disorders in order to improve diagnoses, treatment, and research. When getting into the holiday season, Dawson said that he sees people who sometimes suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder. According to the National Institute of Health, SAD is a type of depression that typically reoccurs during seasonal pattern changes and includes symptoms like oversleeping, social withdraw, feeling depressed and losing interest in activities. “We need to normalize SAD, there is a medical side to it like you need vitamin D, but there is also a psychological aspect to it,” said Dawson. “I don’t like it when I come to work and it is dark and leave when it is dark.” They also see people who are struggling with suicidal ideations. According to the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, suicide rates increased 33% between 1999 and 2019, with a small decline in 2019. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United

Chaplain (Maj.) Michael Dawson is the garrison family life chaplain. Chaplains play a unique part of a Soldier’s mental health counseling and are a vital player in the garrison’s first Line of Effort: People, putting People First. Photo by Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Randall Curry

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86 AW/HC, Unit 3210, APO AE 09094-3210 North Chapel (Bldg 1201) (DSN) 480-6148, (Civ) 06371-47-6148 South Chapel (Bldg 2403) (DSN) 480-5753, (Civ) 06371-47-5753 Vogelweh Chapel (Bldg 2063) Please call Ramstein North Chapel Kapaun Chapel/Annex (Bldg 2781/2782) Please call Ramstein North Chapel For more information about our services, please visit us on Facebook: Facebook.com/RamsteinChapelOfficial Or at the Ramstein Air Base website: https://www.ramstein.af.mil/About/Fact-Sheets/ Display/Article/2597677/kmc-chapels/

Buddhist (SGI) Service: North Chapel, 10:30 a.m., 4th Sat

Lutheran (WELS) Service: South Chapel, 4 p.m., 2nd & 4th Sun

Orthodox Divine Liturgy: Kapaun Chapel, 08:45 a.m., Sun Children’s Church School: Kapaun Annex, 10:45 a.m., Sun Adult Scripture Study: Kapaun Annex, 10.45 a.m., Sun Great Vespers: Kapaun Chapel, 5 p.m., 4th Sat *Confessions available afterwards

Wiccan Facebook.com/VogelwehOpenCircleSWC Service: Kapaun Annex, 7 p.m., Sat

Unitarian Universalist

SERVICES

Sunday school 10 a.m. Worship 11:00, Wednesday Bible study 7 pm. Sunday nights are special; check out our Facebook & Web. Pastor John Hallman

Facebook.com/ KaiserslauternUnitarianUniversalistFellowship Service: Kapaun Chapel, 1:30 p.m., 2nd & 4th Sun

Catholic Holy Family Catholic Community Facebook.com/RamsteinCatholicCommunity Daily Mass: North Chapel, 11:30 a.m., Tue-Fri Confessions: North Chapel, by appointment only Sunday Masses: North Chapel, 9 a.m. & 1 p.m., Sun

Knights of Columbus (K of C)

Meeting: North Chapel, 6 p.m., 2nd Tue

Catholic Women of the Chapel (CWOC) (except Jul & Aug) Bible Study: North Chapel, 9 a.m., Tue Book Club: North Chapel, 6 p.m., 2nd & 4th Thu

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Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Randall Curry, garrison chief of chaplains. “Most of the time someone who is suicidal who is seeking help wants help, they may just not know how to get it and we help them with that.”

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter –day Saints Early Morning Seminary/Scripture Study for High School aged students Ramstein School: North Chapel, 6:30 a.m., Mon-Wed, Fri Vogelweh School: Vogelweh Chapel, 6:30 a.m., Mon-Wed, Fri

Episcopal Service: Kapaun Chapel, 10:30 a.m., Sun

Islam Jumu’ah Khutbah: South Chapel, 1 p.m., Fri Potluck: South Chapel, 7 p.m., 1st & 3rd, Fri Daenner Chapel, 1 p.m., Fri LRMC Chapel, 1:15 p.m., Fri

Jewish Facebook.com/KMCMILJEWISHCOMMUNITY Shabbat: South Chapel, 6 p.m., Fri Sabbath Kiddush & Lunch: 1 p.m.; RSVP and request location by COB Wed* Saturday Torah Study: 7 p.m. - request location & Zoom link* Sunday Hebrew School & B’nei Mitzvah Study – request location and Zoom link*

Messianic Service: South Chapel, 10 a.m., Sat

Protestant Contemporary North Chapel, 11 a.m., Sun Facebook.com/ramsteincontemporaryservice (Deaf & Hard of Hearing Ministry ASL interpreter available) Children’s Church: North Chapel Annex, Ages 5 and up (Children are dismissed during service to attend) Men’s Bible Study: South Chapel, 11:45 a.m., Wed Gospel: Vogelweh Chapel, 11 a.m., Sun Facebook.com/VogelwehGospelService/ Children’s Church registration begins at 10:45 a.m. Children’s Church: Vogelweh Chapel, Pre-K to 12th, Sun Traditional: South Chapel, 9:30 a.m., Sun Facebook.com/ramsteinprotestanttraditionalservice

Seventh - day Adventist

Worship service: North Chapel, 11 a.m., Sat Bible Study: North Chapel, 10 a.m., Sat

KAISERSLAUTERN

PMOC

Bible Study: South Chapel, 11:45 a.m., Wed

PWOC

Bible Study: Vogelweh Chapel, 6 p.m., Mon Bible Study: South Chapel, 9 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 6 p.m., Tue Bible Study: Vogelweh Chapel, 9:30 a.m., Thu

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Catholic Religious Education (RE)

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Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

Facebook.com/groups/RamsteinAwana Protestant Youth of the Chapel (Middle & High School) Grds 6-8: North Chapel, 3:30-5 p.m., Tue Grds 9-12: North Chapel, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Tue Grds 6-12: Vogelweh Chapel, TBA

(except Jul & Aug) Meeting: South Chapel, 6 p.m., Thu

North Chapel Annex, 5:30-9:30 p.m., Thu

(except Jun, Jul & Aug) Kindergarten – 8th and Confirmation class Ramstein Intermediate School: 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m., Sun Life Teen: North Chapel, 5:30 p.m., Sun

Curry and Dawson noted that seeking help from a chaplain guarantees confidentiality. “Chaplains have 100% confidentiality, so your story is safe with us,” said Dawson. “This opens the door for someone to get down to what is really bothering them because they know it isn’t going anywhere and they can really work through what that issue really is.” The Chaplains have master degrees in seminary, and most curriculum includes course work on pastoral counseling. For family life counselors like Dawson, they have to complete a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy and go through additional training with the Army. “We see couples for marriage counseling, sometimes someone just wants faith-based counseling,” said Dawson. “I have also seen children. That type of counseling is different, we may do play-based counseling.” There is not a limit on how many times you can receive counseling from a chaplain, explained Dawson. “In cases of infidelity, I have seen couples 30 or 40 times to help deal whatever it is they are going through,” continued Dawson. For Dawson, this profession is something he is passionate about. And for the holiday season, it’s something they all genuinely focus their efforts to ensure people can be their happiest and fullest. “I do love my job, I have the best job in the Army just as a chaplain,” said Dawson. “In a church setting we are often separated from our congregation. Here we do everything with our congregation it is very different from church ministry and I love it.” Soldiers, Airmen, and their family members can receive counseling from the garrison chaplains, battalion chaplains or from one of many interconnected touchpoints across the garrison. “The one thing about Army Chaplains is we don’t just help Soldiers and their families, we can help the Air Force and their families as well,” said Dawson. “You can find a link to an email on the garrison webpage that will reach our office here and we often get ‘hey, I want to meet someone for marriage counseling.’”

Ramstein AWANA (RE)

Officer Christian Fellowship

CHURCH OF CHRIST www.ktowncoc.org

by Shaylee Borcsani U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz

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KID MOVES from Page 1 jello. Is it quirky? Is it a family pattern? Is it something to look at more closely? 1. Wiggle Worm If your baby seems to favor one side or wiggles and squirms the same way every time, using one side more than the other, this is an indicator of a possible motor problem. Young babies should move in very random patterns and should definitely not yet favor one side of the body. 2. Lopsided Noggin Your baby tilts his/her head to one side and/or has a flat head. This could be a sign of torticollis — a tight neck muscle — and can restrict your baby’s development. If this is the case and/or if your baby has a flat spot on his head, please bring it to your doctor’s attention immediately. 3. “W-sitting” Your little one prefers to sit on the floor with her knees pointing in and feet pointing out, creating a “W” position of the legs. If this happens once in a while, it’s probably not a cause for concern. However, if this is your child’s “go to” position, it may be a sign of a muscular imbalance and can lead to some orthopedic problems in the future. 4. Tippy Toe Tot Some kids walk on their toes when they are excited or for sensory reasons. Toe walking that comes and goes is likely not a big deal. When toe walking is persistent and your child starts to have restricted movement of the ankles, it is definitely time to get a professional opinion. 5. Wet Noodle or Toy Soldier If your baby or child seems to have “floppy” or “stiff” muscles and/or seems to tire easily, it could be a sign of some differences in muscle tone or neurological development. Your child’s pediatrician or a therapist can help shed some light on muscle tone. 6. Funky Chicken Does your child move through space in an unusual or unexpected way? A

baby scooting on her bottom or doing a bunny hop move instead of crawling is an example of such a funky pattern. An older child who runs with his arms held up high, instead of swinging them is another example. 7. Rag Doll Does your kiddo seem to crash and fall frequently, often “on purpose”? Is he covered in bruises from frequently “biffing” it? Is he over the top with how he uses his muscles and seems to take everything too far? Reduced awareness of body position in space and a high pain threshold can can result in an accident prone kiddo. 8. Pigeon-toe or Cowboy If your child walks or stands with a noticeable in-toe or out-toe pattern and/or seems to sink in or out with his feet, you may want to ask a doctor or a physical therapist if this needs to be addressed. Kids should walk with mostly aligned ankles, feet, knees and hips knees after about age three. 9. Weeble Wobble Your child falls over with an unexpected loss of balance. He seems generally unstable and may even have a fear of falling. Does he avoid physical games and struggle to navigate around obstacles? This may be an indication of a weak core and/or poorly developed postural and balance responses.

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10.Milkshake If your child seems to tremble when walking or always shakes and overshoots when reaching for an object, this may be a sign of an underlying neurological impairment and you should point it out to your pediatrician. These are just some general gross motor “red flags.” If you have concerns about your child’s gross motor development, please ask your pediatrician. Author’s profile: Lisa Helenius is a practicing occupational therapist with 25 years of pediatric experience. She currently is a partner at Growing Up Therapy. See https://growinguptherapy. com for more information.

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Due to host nation regulations to prevent the spread of COVID-19, some community events may be cancelled or postponed. Please verify the status before making plans to attend a community event. Army Community Service “BE STRONG” Excursions The Baumholder and Kaiserslautern Army Community Service and Outdoor Recreation are partnering up to offer newly-reporting Soldiers and their families BE STRONG Excursions and German-City Day Trips vouchers from Jan. 1 to Sept. 30. To find out the eligibility criteria, call Baumholder ACS at 531-2850 or 0611-143531-2850, or Kaiserslautern ACS at 541-9000 or 0611-143-5419000, or visit baumholder.armymwr.com or kaiserslautern.armymwr.com. Family and MWR Hiring Event Family and MWR is hosting a onetime hiring event for vacancies in the U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz community. Full-time, part-time and flex positions will be advertised on USA Jobs (https://www.usajobs.gov) from Jan. 4 to 18. Selected applicants will attend a virtual interview Monday, Jan. 24. Job seekers must apply for a vacancy on USA Jobs in order to be eligible for consideration. For more information, call 0611-143-541-9052 or visit kaiserslautern.armymwr.com. Car PCS Cleaning Service

The Pulaski Automotive Skills Center offers PCS cleaning services that includes the inside, outside, and under the hood and carriages of vehicles. This service is guaranteed to pass the agricultural inspections for customers who are shipping POVs to their next duty destinations. For more information, call 493-4167 or 06313406-4167, or visit Kaiserslautern. armymwr.com.

Community Club at 06371- 86-7244 or visit Kaiserslautern.armymwr.com. Friday Night Karaoke at Armstrong’s Club Sing your favorite songs during Karaoke Night at 9 p.m. Jan. 7 at the Armstrong’s Club, Bldg. 1036 on Vogelweh Housing. Singers must be ages 18 and older. During 2G+ rules, dancing will not be permitted. For more information, visit kaiserslautern. armymwr.com Karaoke Saturdays at Tavern on the Rock Sing your heart every Saturday night at Tavern on the Rock! Come out starting at 9 p.m. Jan. 8 and show off your skills. Open to ID cardholders and their guests, ages 18 and older. During 2G+ rules, dancing will not be permitted. For more information, contact the Rheinlander Convention Center, Smith Barracks BLDG 8085, 531-2890, 0611-143-531-2887. Baumholder Library’s “30 or More You Score!” The Baumholder “Iron Works” Library is hosting a free “30 or More You Score!” incentive to expand horizons, explore new worlds and to win in the process now to Jan. 31. The Baumholder Library invites patrons to check out at least 30 items or more at one time during the month of January to receive a special reward. Please note that there is a limit on the number of certain items, such as CDs, that can be checked out at a time. If you are not sure, please check with your Baumholder Library Staff. The Baumholder “Iron Works” Library is located in Bldg. 8332 on Smith Barracks in Baumholder. For more information, call 531-2841 or visit baumholder.armymwr.com. MAKERMANIA! at the Baumholder Library The Baumholder Library is hosting MAKERMANIA! 1 p.m., Jan. 8 at the Library, Bldg. 8332 on Smith Barracks. Each month will focus on a Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Art or Math theme. For more information, call 531-2841 or 0611-143-531-2841 or visit baumholder.armymwr.com.

New Year’s New You Challenge Friday Pool Tournament The Landstuhl Community Club hosts a pool tournament Friday, Jan. 7 at the club, Bldg. 3780 on Landstuhl Post. Sign-up is at 6 p.m., with the tournament beginning at 6:30 p.m. Contestants must be 18 years or older. This is a 2G+ event. To find out The Hall of Champions and about the cash prizes, call the Landstuhl Mountaineer Fitness Centers are

hosting the 8th New Year New You Challenge from Jan. 11 to Feb. 8 with a chance to win a first place prize. Registration will be 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Jan. 11 at the Mountaineer Fitness Center, Bldg. 8820 on Smith Barracks in Baumholder. Registration fee is $20. For more information, call 0611-143-531-2836 or 531-2836 or visit Baumholder.armymwr.com. “Into the Woods” Auditions KMC Onstage has auditions for “Into the Woods” from 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 11 and 12 at the Kaiserslautern Community Activity Center, Bldg. 3109 on Daenner Kaserne. KMC Onstage is casting multiple roles and experience is not necessary. Find out what is required for the auditions and current COVID rules by calling 4836626 or 0631-411-6626 or visiting Kaiserslautern.armymwr.com. Thursday Night-Burger and Pizza Night at Tavern on the Rock Thursday just got better! Enjoy a burger, fries and coleslaw for $15, or a pepperoni and cheese pizza for $11 from 5 to 8:30 p.m., Jan. 13. While there, join in on the fun and play a round of trivia at Trivia Night, from 6 to 9 p.m. This is a 2G+ event. Tavern on the Rock (Inside Rheinlander convention Center) Smith Barracks, Bldg. 8085. For more information, visit baumholder.armymwr.com. Thursday Night Trivia at Tavern on the Rock Do you have an uncanny ability to remember dates, names, places, and other random knowledge? Assemble your team and head to the Tavern on the Rock from 6 to 9 p.m., Jan. 13 to win bragging rights and a prize. Open to ID cardholders and their guests, ages 18 and older. This is a 2G+ event. For more information, contact the Rheinlander Convention Center, Smith Barracks BLDG 8085, 531-2890, 0611143-531-2887. Free Fitness Fair The Sembach Fitness Center is hosting a free Fitness Fair from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 14 at Bldg. 105 on Sembach Kaserne. There will be fitness consultations, and free 20-minute spin and yoga classes. For more information, call 541-9204 or 0611143-541-9204 or visit Kaiserslautern. armymwr.com. U.S. Army Digital Photography Contest Get ready to submit your best photos from Jan. 15 to March 15 in the 2022 U.S. Army Digital Photography Contest. The two divisions are active

duty and other eligible patrons. The seven categories are: animals; design elements; digital darkroom; military life; nature and landscapes; people; and, still life. Learn more at www. armymwr.com/photocontest. Latin Night at Armstrong’s Club It’s time to Rumba, Salsa and ChaCha-Cha 9 p.m., Jan. 15 during Latin Night at the Armstrong’s Club, Bldg. 1036 on Vogelweh Housing. Patrons must be ages 18 and older. During 2G+ rules, dancing will not be permitted. For more information, visit kaiserslautern.armymwr.com Hip Hop Night at Armstrong’s Club Hip Hop Night will be Jan. 22 at the Armstrong’s Club, Bldg. 1036 on Vogelweh Housing. Patrons must be 18 and older. During 2G+ rules, dancing will not be permitted. For more information, visit Kaiserslautern. armymwr.com. Spring Youth Sports Registration Registration for the U.S. Army’s spring youth sports season opens Feb. 1 to 28 or when teams are full. Sports available are baseball, golf, softball, soccer, and track and field and are for ages 5 to 15. Cost is $65. A Health Assessment/Sports Physical must be on file prior to initial practice. For more information or to register, contact Parent Central Services, Bldg. 162 on Rhine Ordnance Barracks, by calling 541-9065/9066/9067 or 0611143-541-9065/9066/9067 or visiting Kaiserslautern.armymwr.com. KMC Onstage Presents “Medea, a Greek Tragedy” KMC Onstage presents “Medea, a Greek Tragedy” 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 4, 5, 11 and 12, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 6 and 13 at the KMC Onstage Main Stage, Bldg. 3232 on Kleber Kaserne. This production is an ancient Greek tragedy written by Euripides, based on the myth of Jason and Medea, with a creative twist. This is a G2 event. Calling in advance to reserve tickets is highly encouraged. Tickets are available for purchase on Jan. 10. For more information, call 483-6626 or 06314116626, or visit kaiserslautern.armymwr.com. Baumholder Library’s “Potter Palooza” Welcome back to the wizarding world, brought to you by the wizards of the Baumholder Library. The Baumholder “Iron Works” Library is hosting a free “Potter Palooza” noon to 4 p.m., Feb. 5 in Bldg. 8332 on Smith Barracks in Baumholder. Experience a magical afternoon set in Hogwarts with activities, magic, fun and more for all

ages. Costumes are encouraged. For more information, call 531-2841 or 0611-143-531-2841, or visit the Friends of the Baumholder Library on Facebook or Baumholder.armymwr.com. Super Bowl 56 at the Sembach Warrior Zone The Sembach Warrior Zone in the Sembach Community Center, Bldg. 220 on Sembach Kaserne, is showing Super Bowl 56 for patrons 18 and older, in the ballroom Feb. 13. G2 Rules apply. AFN will release the time schedule for the game at a later date. Bar will be open. For more information, call the Sembach CAC at 541-9110 or 0611-143-541-9110, or visit Kaiserslautern.armymwr.com. SKIES “The Social Knack” Classes The SKIES Unlimited Program is now offering monthly “The Social Knack” classes for ages 2 to 12 in Bldg. 2895 on Pulaski Barracks. The Social Knack classes are designed to enhance social and behavioral skills. For more information and to register, visit https://webtrac.mwr.army.mil/ webtrac/kaiserslauterncyms.html. SKIES STEM and Engineering Classes The SKIES Unlimited Program is offering monthly STEM and Engineering classes for ages 4 to 14 in Bldg. 2895 on Pulaski Barracks and Bldg. 3819 on Landstuhl Post. Open to U.S. ID cardholders. For more information and to register, visit https://webtrac.mwr.army.mil/ webtrac/kaiserslauterncyms.html. SKIES Private Piano Lessons SKIES Unlimited, School of Knowledge, Inspiration, Exploration and Skills is offering monthly Private Piano lessons for ages 4 to 18 years in Bldg. 2895 on Pulaski Barracks and in Bldg. 3819 on Landstuhl Post. Registrations are on-going. For registration details, call Parent Central Services 541-9065/66/67 or 0611143-541-9065/66/67. Corner Café at Armstrong’s Club The Kaiserslautern Community now has a neighborhood hub of social and culinary life, to rival Parisian cafés, with the opening of the Corner Café inside the Armstrong’s Club, Bldg. 1036 on Vogelweh Housing. Beverages will include popular types of coffee and the menu will boast culinary delights that will satisfy one’s savory and sweet cravings. There will be Panini and a daily menu. For more information, call the Armstrong’s Club at 541-9115/9114 or 0611-1435419115 / 9114, or visit Kaiserslautern.armymwr.com.


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AT THE MOVIES Photo by repbone / Shutterstock.com

TODAY The 355 (PG-13) 1215, 1515, 1815 Spider-Man: No Way Home (PG13) 1200, 1230, 1415, 1745, 1815 Sing 2 (PG) 1215, 1530, 1545, 1815

ACTION, THRILLER

SATURDAY The 355 (PG-13) 1200, 1900 Spider-Man: No Way Home (PG13) 1145, 1500, 1515, 1830, 1845 Sing 2 (PG) 1130, 1400, 1630 The King’s Man (R) 1200, 1830 SUNDAY The 355 (PG-13) 1200, 1900 Spider-Man: No Way Home (PG13) 1145, 1500, 1515, 1830, 1845 Sing 2 (PG) 1130, 1400, 1630 The King’s Man (R) 1200, 1830

Screenshots and poster by Universal Pictures

The 355 (2022) CIA agent Mason “Mace” Brown joins forces with a rival German agent, a cutting-edge computer specialist and a Colombian psychologist when a top-secret weapon falls into the hands of a group of mercenaries. Together, the four women embark on a breakneck mission to save the world while staying one step ahead of a mysterious figure who’s tracking their every move. Cast: Jessica Chastain, Lupita Nyong’o, Diane Kruger, Penélope Cruz, Fan Bingbing Director: Simon Kinberg

ACTION, ADVENTURE

Poster by Sony Pictures Releasing

SCI-FI, ACTION

Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021)

The Matrix: Resurrections (2021)

With Spider-Man’s identity now revealed, our friendly neighborhood web-slinger is unmasked and no longer able to separate his normal life as Peter Parker from the high stakes of being a superhero. When Peter asks for help from Doctor Strange, the stakes become even more dangerous, forcing him to discover what it truly means to be Spider-Man.

Plagued by strange memories, Neo’s life takes an unexpected turn when he finds himself back inside the Matrix.

Cast: Tom Holland, Zendaya, Benedict Cumberbatch Director: Jon Watts

ACTION, ADVENTURE

Cast: Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, Jada Pinkett Smith Director: Lana Wachowski

TUESDAY The 355 (PG-13) 1845 Spider-Man: No Way Home (PG13) 1800, 1830 Sing 2 (PG) 1815 WEDNESDAY The 355 (PG-13) 1630, 1915 Spider-Man: No Way Home (PG13) 1715, 1900 Sing 2 (PG) 1630 The Matrix: Resurrections (R) 1715

Poster by Warner Bros. Pictures

MUSICAL, COMEDY

The King’s Man (2021)

Sing 2 (2021)

One man must race against time to stop history’s worst tyrants and criminal masterminds as they get together to plot a war that could wipe out millions of people and destroy humanity.

Can-do koala Buster Moon and his all-star cast of animal performers prepare to launch a dazzling stage extravaganza in the glittering entertainment capital of the world. There’s just one hitch — he has to find and persuade the world’s most reclusive rock star to join them. What begins as Buster’s dream of big-time success soon becomes an emotional reminder of the power of music to heal even the most broken heart.

Cast: Ralph Fiennes, Gemma Arterton, Matthew Goode Director: Matthew Vaughn

Poster by 20th Century Studios

MONDAY The 355 (PG-13) 1845 Spider-Man: No Way Home (PG13) 1800, 1830 Sing 2 (PG) 1815

Poster by Universal Pictures

Cast: Tori Kelly, Reese Witherspoon, Taron Egerton Director: Garth Jennings

THURSDAY The 355 (PG-13) 1630, 1915 Spider-Man: No Way Home (PG13) 1715, 1900 Sing 2 (PG) 1630 The Matrix: Resurrections (R) 1715

Theater opens 30 minutes before first 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.

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