Kaiserslautern American - January 8, 2021

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NEWS

721 APS maintains flight excellence during COVID-19, Page 6

FEATURE

86 OSS: Always at our best, train for the worst, Page 8

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FEATURE

Airman enhances care through innovation, Page 11

FEATURE

A year of dynamic airpower with USAFE-AFAFRICA, Pages 16-17

LIFESTYLE

Can’t-miss German day trips A-Z: Ulm, Page 26

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Airmen receive initial COVID-19 vaccine

U.S. Air Force Col. (Dr.) Ryan Mihata, 86th Medical Group commander, receives his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at Ramstein Air Base, Jan. 4. Initial quantities of the vaccine are limited to first responders and medical personnel. Vaccines will be distributed on a rolling delivery basis as more become available.

Story and photos by Senior Airman Jennifer Gonzales 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs First responders and select medical personnel received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine Jan. 4 at Ramstein’s Southside Fitness Center Annex. After a long and daunting year, the initial shipment of COVID-19 vaccines mark what infectious disease experts predict will be a turning point in the pandemic. Medical logistics Airmen worked late into the evening Dec. 30 transporting vaccines to a coldstorage facility. Initial quantities are limited and will be distributed on a rolling delivery basis as more vaccines become available. In accordance with Department of Defense guidelines, Ramstein’s vaccine distribution is following a phased approach, with initial doses offered to Airmen operating on the frontlines of the pandemic. Although the vaccine is currently not mandatory, it is an important See COVID-19 VACCINE, Page 3

Always Ready: 86 AES executes NPC-L training mission Story and photos by Senior Airman John R. Wright 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs The 86th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron held a COVID-19 patient movement training using the Negatively Pressurized Conex-Lite at Ramstein Air Base, Dec. 14-18, 2020. The week-long training ended with a proof of concept flight on a C-130J Super Hercules aircraft, solidifying the entire process of U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa COVID-19 patient

transfer capabilities for the 86th Airlift Wing. “It was the first time an NPC-L has taken off, at least in U.S. European Command, having a training mission on it, all the assets, and coordinating the integration from the ground piece to the in-flight piece,” said Capt. JD Pilger, 86th AES training flight commander. “Previously everything was done on the ground, so this is a big deal. The capstone for the week was getting this thing See ALWAYS READY, Page 5

U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 86th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron carry medical equipment to a C-130J Super Hercules at Ramstein Air Base, Dec. 15, 2020. The 86th AES held a COVID-19 patient movement training using the Negatively Pressurized Conex-Lite.


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New year, new due by Kelly Sanders 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs The financial boost Ramstein Airmen and Air Force civilians received in recent paychecks will be one more thing left behind in 2020. To ease financial strain caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, a presidential memo signed Aug. 8, 2020, authorized the Defense Finance and Accounting Service to temporarily pause the 6.2% Social Security Tax withholdings from September to December. Air Force senior leaders were quick to advise personnel not to treat this as “free

money” as the tax collector would eventually come knocking. “Bottom line: The extra money we will get over the next few months will be paid back next year. Leaders — make sure your Airmen and families are tracking to prevent financial strain in the future,” said Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force JoAnne S. Bass in a September Facebook post. As warned, repayment of last year’s deferred taxes begins this month in addition to reinstating Social Security tax withholdings for 2021. A recently-passed Consolidated Appropriations Act helps alle-

viate some money woes by spreading payments over the course of the year versus the original due date of April 30. The longer repayment period equates to smaller portions deducted per pay period. Members do not need to take any action to repay the deferred taxes as it automatically comes out of paychecks. According to DFAS, military members and civilians can see their deferred tax collection and remaining balance on their myPay Leave and Earnings Statement. “We highly encouraged personnel to exercise financial responsibility,” said Angie

Fields, 86th Force Support Squadron community readiness consultant. “Still, we understand that it can be difficult to set money aside amid the pandemic and holiday spending season.” For anyone struggling to understand the tax repayment or needing assistance to get finances in order, Ramstein’s Airman and Family Readiness Center is here to help. “We offer several free education classes for personnel and their families. From January to March, classes include Developing a Spending Plan, Raising Financially Fit Children, The Basics of Credit

Reports and Scores, and Saving and Investing,” said Fields. “We also offer oneon-one appointments to help answer questions on financial planning.” A lesson many families learned last year is the importance of preparing for the unexpected. It never hurts to have extra money saved for a rainy day, or as was the case in 2020, a global pandemic. Money issues can cause personal or marriage problems and even impact security clearances. Learning to manage money pays dividends and there’s no better time than the present.

Graphic by Senior Airman Jennifer Gonzales

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U.S. Air Force Capt. Christopher J. Gresham, 569th U.S. Forces Police Squadron operations officer, receives a COVID-19 vaccination at Ramstein Air Base, Jan. 4. Vaccine distribution is anticipated to continue over the next several months through a Defense Department-wide phased vaccination approach.

A syringe is prepared with the COVID-19 vaccine at Ramstein Air Base, Jan. 4. Health care workers and first responders are the first Airmen eligible to receive the vaccine. The vaccine is administered in two doses, with the second dose given four weeks after the first.

COVID-19 VACCINE from Page 1 part of the way forward. “The health of our community remains our top priority,” said Brig. Gen. Josh Olson, 86th Airlift Wing commander. “This vaccine is a critical addition to current public health measures. It’s a critical step on the path to end the pandemic. We encourage all eligible personnel to receive the vaccine, when it is offered. This will both protect the community and preserve our ability to accomplish the mission.” Col. (Dr.) Ryan Mihata, 86th Medical Group commander and guiding force during the pandemic, eagerly rolled up his sleeve for his initial dose. “I’m not getting vaccinated only for my own benefit,” said Mihata. “This is a way to help protect my daughter, my wife, my wingmen, and most importantly, our patients in high-risk categories.” Ramstein’s Medical Clinic is one of 28 military treatment facilities in Europe that will receive initial shipments of the vaccine. As the gateway to the world, Ramstein has a critical aeromedical evacuation mission. The base is home to the 86th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron and the 10th Expeditionary Aeromedical Evacuation Flight. Both AE units triage, treat and transport wounded or ill service members to medical treatment centers. This team has

transported hundreds of COVID patients since the beginning of the pandemic. Ramstein is also home to one of the largest groups of first responders in the Air Force. Administering the vaccines to Ramstein’s huge population will be a monumental task for the 86th MDG over the next several months, requiring extensive manpower to administer the doses and annotate each member’s records. The vaccine requires two doses per person, separated by about four weeks between doses. The Medical Clinic will need to redirect manpower from other sections within the clinic, which may result in a reduction in availability for routine medical care, Mihata said. When the time comes for the larger distribution of the vaccine to the healthy population, all eligible personnel are encouraged to take the vaccine to contribute to lowering the public health risks associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. “I highly recommend that anyone eligible for the vaccine go ahead and get it,” urges Mihata. “Physical distancing and face coverings will still be required, but this extra layer of protection is one of the most advanced tools we have to help us navigate our way back to normal.” For more information about the vaccine, visit https://www. ramstein.af.mil/COVID-19Vaccine-Information/.

U.S. Air Force Maj. Gregory Baker, 86th Operational Medical Readiness Squadron medical director, receives an initial dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at Ramstein Air Base, Jan. 4. Ramstein was one of several overseas military treatment facilities with the capability to receive and distribute the vaccine.


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KMC BLOTTER

TAKE NOTE

COMPILED BY THE 569TH USFPS AND 86TH SFS

DECEMBER 21 9 p.m.: Theft in Kaiserslautern DECEMBER 22 9:30 p.m.: Operating a USAREUR plated vehicle without a USAREUR license in Kaiserslautern DECEMBER 23 9:30 a.m.: Theft in Kindsbach 7:15 p.m.: Major traffic collision/driving under the influence in Kaiserslautern 8:08 p.m.: Larceny of government/private property in Kindsbach DECEMBER 24 3:30 a.m.: Driving under the influence in Niedermohr 7:58 a.m.: Damage to personal property in Kaiserslautern 8:57 a.m.: Major vehicle collision in Ruesselsheim 2:03 p.m.: Major vehicle collision in Kaiserslautern 4:40 p.m.: Larceny of private property in Kindsbach DECEMBER 25 6 a.m.: Damage to government property on Kapaun AS 6:40 p.m.: Major traffic collision/reckless driving near Saarbruecken

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DECEMBER 26 1:15 a.m.: Assault in Kaiserslautern 2:20 a.m.: Driving under the influence in Kaiserslautern

COVID-19 updates for KMC Looking for updated information regarding coronavirus and changes to base facilities? Visit www.ramstein.af.mil/ COVID-19/

DECEMBER 27 2:42 a.m.: Major traffic collision/driving under the influence at Ramstein AB 5 p.m.: Major traffic collision in Kaiserslautern

Ramstein COVID-19 testing Ramstein’s testing center is located at the medical clinic’s parking lot. While the parking lot is closed to thru-traffic, it is open for those presenting for testing. You do not have to exit your vehicle and walk up to the tent: just drive through the tent!

DECEMBER 28 5:02 p.m.: Vandalism in Kindsbach DECEMBER 29 6:02 p.m.: Fleeing the scene in Landstuhl

Post Office parcel update The U.S. Postal Service is experiencing unprecedented volume increases and limited employee availability due to the impacts of COVID-19. Capacity challenges with airlifts and trucking for moving this historic volume of mail are leading to temporary delays. The Post Office appreciates your patience if your package is delayed.

DECEMBER 30 8:21 p.m.: Theft in Betenberg DECEMBER 31 12:25 p.m.: Major vehicle collision in Queidersbach JANUARY 1 10:30 a.m.: Driving under the influence/ traffic collision in Weilerbach

Ramstein Pharmacy Tent Ramstein’s pharmacy is closing the lobby to patient access and dispensing medications through the exterior pharmacy lobby windows (walk-up pharmacy). This enables patients to maintain proper physical distancing. Medication refills can be processed through TRICARE Online or through the automated refill line (06371-865601), and will be ready for pick-up the next duty day after 1 p.m. Pharmacy hours of operation are Mon-Fri 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

JANUARY 2 14:45 p.m.: Major vehicle collision in Ehweiler 4:10 p.m.: Driving while intoxiticated in Huetschenhausen

THE HOUSING HYPE

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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.

Dining Facility expands food operations • Lindberg Hof Dining Facility on Kapaun All DOD ID card holders, to include dependents and members of foreign

governments, are welcome to eat at the LBH. Only USD cash is accepted. Mon-Fri breakfast: 6-8 a.m. (weekends & family/holidays 7-8:30 a.m.), lunch: 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; dinner: 4:30-6 p.m., weekend/holiday/family day Brunch: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. • Jawbone Flight Kitchen on Ramstein Mon-Sun; hot meals served during the following times: Breakfast: 6-8 a.m.; lunch: 11 a.m.-1 p.m., dinner: 5-7 p.m., midnight meal: 11 p.m.-1 a.m. GACO helps U.S. customers in Germany Even during COVID-19, the German-American Community Office in Kaiserslautern (located in Rathaus Nord) is still available to assist American customers with host nation-related topics. GACO staff is able to help with German documents and authorities, host nation policies and regulations, questions about disposing trash off base, drivers’ licenses for U.S. civilians, retirement in Germany, marriage between Americans and foreign nationals, leisure and sports activities, and a lot more. GACO is a resource to help U.S. personnel have an easier and smoother stay in Germany. As soon as USO is authorized to offer newcomers’ orientation tours in Kaiserslautern again, they will make weekly stops at the GACO. The main entrance of Rathaus Nord is currently closed to the public, but you can make an appointment if you need to discuss your matter in person. For your appointment you will need to use the entrance at Benzinoring 1 where you will be picked up. For more information, visit www.gaco-kl.de; call 0631-363-3010 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri, and between 2 and 6 p.m. Thursdays; or email info@gaco-kl.de.

Living in Family Housing: Tidbits DID YOU KNOW? When on you are on Leave or Extended TDY If you will be absent from your on-base home, leaving it unoccupied for extended periods (over 14 days), you are required to make arrangements for security, prudent care, and periodic inspections of your assigned areas. You must notify, in writing/email, both the Housing Office and Security Forces of your intended absence and the name, address, and phone number of the person you designate to perform the normal day-to-day responsibilities. The individual must be over 18 years of age and have a SOFA status. Local national personnel cannot assume this responsibility. Please contact the Housing Facilities Section, at DSN 489-7108 or COMM 0631-536-7108, if you have any further questions.

Liability for Damage to Military Family Housing, Equipment and Furnishings Under Federal law (10 U.S.C 2775), as amended by the FY85 Military Construction Authorization Act, members of the armed forces occupying family housing shall be held liable and accountable for loss or damage to family housing, associated equipment or furnishings caused by the abuse or negligence of the member, the member’s dependents, or the members guest(s). In cases of simple negligence, the amount of liability is limited to one month’s basic pay (in most cases). If there is willful misconduct or abuse, the responsible member will be held liable for the full amount of damages. Insurance While occupying family housing, you

may want to consider purchasing commercial insurance for protection in cases of a major loss. Such insurance should specify clearly that personal liability coverage for loss of damage involving government quarters, furnishings and equipment is included. A common renter’s policy for this coverage normally covers your personal property as well as personal liability for government property. Please contact your legal office for continuing guidance. If you have any specific questions or housing concerns, please email us at KMCHousing@ us.af.mil or call: Assistance Section: DSN: 314-489-6672 COMM: 0631-536-6672 Facilities Section, on-base: DSN: 314489-7108 - COMM: 0631-536-7108 Furnishings Management Section: DSN:

314-489-6001 - COMM: 0631-536-6001 Housing Referral Office, off-base: DSN: 314-489-6643/6659 - COMM: 0631-5366643/6659 Unaccompanied Housing DORMS: DSN: 314-480-3676 (480-Dorm) - COMM: 06371-473676 To keep abreast of all that is going on in Family Housing, you can now view our Facebook page, at https://www.facebook.com/ KMCHousingOffice/ NOTE: The KMC Housing Office will close every Wednesday at 11:30 for administrative activities. The KMC Family Housing Team is in the business of 100% “Customer Satisfaction!” STAY SAFE DURING COVID-19


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U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 86th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron carry a simulated COVID-19 patient onto a C-130J Super Hercules aircraft during a training at Ramstein Air Base, Dec. 15, 2020. The training included patient movement on a Negatively Pressurized Conex-Lite, an isolated containment chamber developed to fit on a C-130J.

ALWAYS READY from Page 1 airborne and proving this concept and capability for EUCOM.” Operations such as these are historically placed within the Air Mobility Command, specifically at Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina. The initial force training was only conducted there for the entire Air Force, which would then piece together teams to send on deployments to provide this capability operationally. In July, however, AMC started a flagship initiative to send certified trainers to Ramstein Air Base to certify 86th Medical Group and 86th AES personnel to be the initial cadre on the NPC. This established an organic capability located overseas, therefore widening the pool of certified personnel to the force, said Maj. Josh Williams, 86th AES operations flight commander. From the 721st Aerial Port Squadron loading the NPC-L onto the aircraft to the 86th MDG and 86th AES infectious disease team ensuring proper personal protective equipment was worn during each scenario, multiple units were called upon to contribute to the training. “The training was for developing another force package for the 86th AW, to enable us to move COVID-positive patients utilizing the NPC-L,” Pilger said. “The force package entails members from the 86th MDG, the 86th AES and additional folks over at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, such as our Critical Care Air Transport Team.” The NPC-L is a smaller version of the Negatively Pressurized

Conex, an isolated containment chamber intended to transport individuals with infectious diseases like COVID-19. While the NPC is used on C-17 Globemaster III aircraft, the NPC-L was developed for use on a C-130J. “Pursuant to a U.S. Transportation Command joint urgent operational need request, (the NPC) was fielded, and the follow-on to that was the NPC-L,” Williams said. “That is what we’ve now developed our teams and force packages within the 86th AW to support. (The NPC) is actually loadable on a C-130 and can transport patients in EUCOM, as well as U.S. Africa Command.” Up to nine ambulatory patients, four litter patients, two CCATT critical care patients, or variations thereof, can be transported in the NPC-L. During the training, Airmen were presented with various patient transfer scenarios and worked together to execute the mission both on-ground and in-flight. “It was a true team sport throughout the whole thing,” said Capt. Zachary Gooch, 86th AES operations support flight commander. “We could not have done it without the support from Air Terminal Operations Center, maintenance or the medical group.” Having this organic capability enables Ramstein to provide COVID-19 patient movement overseas without the need for assets deployed from AMC. “I think we proved that this can be done without having a deployed asset that rolls in and sets up shop,” Gooch said. “We did it, basically, from grassroots.”

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Hannah Clendening, 86th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron flight instructor, holds an emergency oxygen regulator in a Negatively Pressurized ConexLite at Ramstein Air Base, Dec. 15, 2020. (Above) U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Stephen Cotto-Nunez, 86th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron technician, right, helps Staff Sgt. Shawn McMahan, 86th AES technician, left, secure personal protective equipment during a COVID-19 patient movement training at Ramstein Air Base, Dec. 15, 2020. An 86th MDG and 86th AES infectious disease team ensured proper PPE was worn during each training scenario.

U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Randall Reed, Third Air Force and Kaiserslautern Military Community commander, left, is briefed by Capt. JD Pilger, 86th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron training flight commander, right, on the litter capacity in the Negatively Pressurized Conex-Lite at Ramstein Air Base, Dec. 15, 2020.

U.S. Air Force Capt. Adam Olligschlager, 86th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron assistant director of operations, left, and Tech. Sgt. Adam Cardoza, 86th Medical Group Critical Care Air Transport Team respiratory therapist, right, simulate patient care during a COVID-19 patient movement training on a C-130J Super Hercules aircraft at Ramstein Air Base, Dec. 15, 2020. The training utilized the Negatively Pressurized Conex-Lite isolated containment chamber developed to transport individuals with infectious diseases like COVID-19.


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721 APS maintains flight excellence during COVID-19

Passengers depart from an aircraft in the Ramstein Passenger Terminal at Ramstein Air Base, Dec. 9, 2020. As part of COVID-19 guidelines, all visitors are required to wear face coverings.

Story and photos by Airman 1st Class Taylor D. Slater 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs With flight times, delays, and seating arrangements, travel by plane can be a monumental task to manage on its own. Add a global pandemic and one may just burst under the strain. Fortunately, the Airmen of the 721st Aerial Port Squadron are here to help. Since March, members of the 721st APS have worked tirelessly at the Ramstein Passenger Terminal to make sure the mission continues, and that their patrons and employees are kept safe from exposure to COVID-19. The initial experience of COVID19 at the terminal was described as “very fluid,” according to Tech. Sgt. Brandon Mabee, 721st APS noncommissioned officer in charge of passenger services.

“As we get information and implement a process, something else happens and it changes,” Mabee said. “Anything that we were doing today could be different by the end of the day.” Managing the COVID-19 guidelines of various countries was a steep challenge for the terminal because different countries had different requirements for border entry. Coordinating those requirements with the Department of Defense’s stop movement order and host nation guidance made for a difficult but rewarding challenge for Mabee. “Having to work out everything on the fly was crazy because this was a real-life scenario, making me as an NCO think logically about how I could solve the problem without infecting or cross-contaminating people,” Mabee said. “It was stressful but fun.”

Despite the lifting of the stop movement in May, Mabee emphasized that many of its rules are still in effect with space available travel limited to travelers with emergency leave or exceptions to policy. The terminal also established new rules as the pandemic progressed. Tape was placed in queues to mark social distancing guides and hand sanitizer stations were installed. Patrons must wear face coverings and undergo a brief screening process before entering the building. “Please be ready to wear your (face covering) from the moment you enter this terminal all the way until you leave the building at your destination,” Mabee said. “There have been a few cases where people caused issues, and they could have been removed from their flight and placed on a no-fly list for a period of time.” As important measures were

Ramstein Passenger Terminal patrons wait to be called to the check-in desk at Ramstein Air Base, Dec. 9, 2020. As part of COVID-19 guidelines, black-and-yellow striped tape was established in queues to mark social distancing guides.

A hand sanitizer station sits in the Ramstein Passenger Terminal at Ramstein Air Base, Dec. 9, 2020. The terminal installed stations to mitigate exposure to harmful viruses among patrons.

taken to increase passenger safety, the terminal also helped ensure the health of their employees. Airmen from the 721st APS split into minimal manning shifts to mitigate exposure. In addition, night shift Airmen sanitize the terminal every night to keep people safe. “It’s been a learning process for us,” Mabee said. What makes Staff Sgt. Domingo Gutierrez’s, 721st APS passenger services supervisor, job enjoyable despite the challenge is guiding his Airmen through COVID-19 and showing them how important their position is. “A lot of people go throughout their day and think, ‘Oh I’m just signing up passengers,’” Gutierrez said. “But then they see life come into someone’s eyes when they learn they can get on their flight and see their family members in critical care,” Guittierez said. “These are real-life struggles and

this is how you impact the mission.” Mabee saw a silver lining in witnessing various units come together to combat the COVID-19 crisis. “(We recognized), ‘Okay, this sucks, but we’re going to get through it,’” Mabee said. Overall, Gutierrez shared some crucial advice for future patrons: show up early, check your flight numbers and make sure your pet is booked correctly. “Most of us own pets,” Mabee said. “We couldn’t imagine being told we can’t get on a plane with them.” For more information on flights, pet travel and other situations the Ramstein Passenger Terminal can be reached at DSN 479-4411 and commercially at 06371-46-4441. The latest information on flight departures can also be found on the Ramstein Passenger Terminal Facebook page.

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Christie Perry, 721st Aerial Port Squadron ramp services specialist, screens Staff Sgt. Domingo Gutierrez, 721st APS passenger services supervisor, at Ramstein Air Base, Dec. 9, 2020. As part of COVID-19 guidelines, all visitors must be screened prior to entering the terminal.


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Update on COVID-19, Influenza Vaccines

by Col. (Dr.) Ryan Mihata 86th Medical Group Commander Happy New Year! I am excited that COVID-19 vaccinations began this week with the first group of first responders including Defenders, firefighters and medics. Also included in this eligible group were aeromedical evacuation medics assigned to the 86th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron and the 10th Expeditionary Aeromedical Evacuation Flight. These amazing professionals have already transported hundreds of COVID patients throughout the pandemic. As promised, I was in line behind the frontline medics in this first phase of COVID vaccination. After receiving the shot Monday, so far nothing out of the ordinary to report. My shoulder is a little sore, similar to other inoculations, but it actually feels less sore than when I get the influenza shot. The vaccine is a crucial step to finding normalcy. Despite current lockdown restrictions in Germany, numbers are still up across the country. The Kaiserslautern community is 114-127 cases per 100,000 population in the last 7 days. Based on these continued elevated case counts in our host nation, it is not surprising that German government officials met on Tuesday to discuss an extension of the lockdown. In the United States, case numbers continue to remain elevated as well. Over 1.3 million new cases in the last week with more than 2,000 deaths a day. To date, 328,000 Americans have lost their lives to COVID.

This is more than combat casualties from World War I, Korea, and Vietnam combined. I fear we will soon match the number of U.S. lives lost in World War II (just over 400,000). To find more information about the vaccine, visit: https://www.ramstein.af.mil/ COVID-19-Vaccine-Information/. On the influenza front, we expect an additional shipment of vaccine this week! The team is planning options to deliver both vaccines simultaneously. We hope to collaborate with our Landstuhl

Regional Medical Center partners in mass influenza lines at Ramstein. More info to follow as details get worked out. Running simultaneous shot lines for COVID and influenza pulls medical staff from providing acute and routine care in the clinic. During the next few weeks, you may notice a decreased response time or increased difficulty with getting routine appointments. We are prioritizing distribution of the influenza and COVID vaccines to protect the entire population. Please be patient with

us as we strive to maintain safety in a COVID-compliant fashion. I highly encourage you to seek out both vaccines, when they are available to you. Please continue precautions in

accordance with local and installation guidance including mask wear, physical distancing, and handwashing. Stay home if you are sick, and avoid traveling. We are all in this together.

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86 Operations Support Squadron: Always at our best, train for the worst

U.S. Air Force Capt. Caitlin Teresky, 86th Operations Support Squadron flight commander (left), and U.S. Air Force Capt. Amanda Olguin, 37th Airlift Squadron commander executive officer, sit in the cockpit of a flight simulator at Ramstein Air Base, Dec. 16, 2020. While in the simulator, Teresky and Olguin trained on flying during an engine failure and other high-risk scenarios.

Story and photos by Senior Airman Milton Hamilton 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs In order for pilots to be effective while flying, they must be confident in their abilities and be able to react decisively in situations that are terrifying to an untrained eye. The 86th Operations Support Squadron maintains a C-130J Super Hercules aircraft flight simulator that provides U.S. Air Force pilots the necessary training to be qualified flyers who can successfully implement the mission in any scenario. “The flight simulator is used to

train the entire aircrew,” said Capt. Caitlin Teresky, 86th OSS flight commander. “It helps us maintain our standard proficiencies while allowing us to simulate high-risk events and emergencies that we normally wouldn’t want to experience in real life, but that we need to be prepared to react to.” U.S. Air Force pilots can mentally prepare for in-flight emergencies by practicing flying during engine failures, low visibility or sudden high winds in a simulated environment, enabling them to increase the likelihood of their countermeasures. “During these high-risk

A flight simulator sits in a facility at Ramstein Air Base, Dec. 16, 2020. The flight simulator saves the U.S. Air Force approximately $500,000 in travel expenses and $3 million in fuel annually.

scenarios you have to work together as a crew, so the flight simulator allows us to do that in a low-risk environment,” Teresky said. While in the flight simulator, pilots can practice landings, takeoffs, touchdowns and respond to changes in weather and whatever threats are deemed necessary to be prepared for. “The things you rarely see, you rarely remember,” said Brandon Cowell, 86th OSS C-130J Super Hercules aircraft flight simulator site manager, and lead pilot. “We put Airmen in situations that make them think, and that they don't normally find themselves in.

Aircrews react better in real life the more extreme scale situations they encounter in the simulator.” Cowell believes that flight simulators are also a safe haven for pilots. “As pilots out there on the line, you have a tendency sometimes to get bogged down in other things than flying, such as administrative responsibilities, especially the higher you go up in the officer ranks,” Cowell said. “The flight simulator allows seasoned pilots to refresh themselves on their craft in order to confidently train and maintain vital skills for newer pilots.”

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With the simulator actually mimicking the turbulence and overall motion of a real C-130J Super Hercules aircraft, the 86th OSS’s flight simulator instructors can create real-time conditions during training, such as day or night settings, and inclement weather. “The flight simulator gives us the ability to train 20 hours a day, 7 days a week. This gives us incredible flexibility to create training environments as needed,” Teresky said. Among the many other advantages, the flight simulator can immerse pilots into thousands of airfields around the world, ultimately giving them the necessary tools and familiarity to take off and land anywhere around the globe. “Having a simulator on site is a game-changer, it really builds the confidence of our Airmen to be effective pilots,” Cowell said. “It also cuts down the need to send aircrews to the U.S., which saves a lot of money for the U.S. Air Force as well, especially now with quarantine policies for COVID19. We’ve never slowed down our training during this pandemic, but we’ve been overly cautious with our mitigation techniques.” To help mitigate the spread of COVID-19, everyone entering the facility is required to wear a mask, even while training on the simulator. It is then thoroughly cleaned after each use. The instructors also conduct temperature checks for all aircrew entering the facility. It’s estimated that having the flight simulator at Ramstein saves the U.S. Air Force approximately $500,000 in travel expenses and $3 million in fuel annually.


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Airlifter of the Week: Achievement through acquirement

Tech. Sgt. Devin Dailey, 86th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron sortie support assistant flight chief, center, inspects a tool box at Ramstein Air Base, Dec. 21, 2020. Dailey earned Airlifter of the Week for his work in acquiring materials from the Defense Logistics Agency at zero cost to his unit, which improved efficiency.

Story and photos by Senior Airman Thomas Karol 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs U.S. Air Force Tech Sgt. Devin Dailey, 86th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron sortie support assistant flight chief, earned Airlifter of the Week at Ramstein Air Base, Dec. 16, 2020. Dailey was recognized for repurposing $400,000 worth of equipment at no cost to his unit. “We stood up a program to support the unit’s budget,” Dailey said. “This is actually the first time our group has done this, and we were able to pull a lot of stuff out of the (Defense Logistics Agency). It’s at zero cost, and we can get a

lot of the stuff we need and would like to have out of it.” When he’s not coming up with ways to improve processes, Dailey is teaching his wingmen. “I love getting the opportunity to teach,” Dailey said. “I really enjoy troubleshooting and getting right into the details of the problem with them. What’s rewarding is spending time with the Airmen, putting all that effort into them and seeing them succeed.” Dailey doesn’t just help out his colleagues. In his spare time he enjoys producing music for his friends. “I like to produce everything and anything,” Dailey said. “I play guitar as well, and hard rock is

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Tech. Sgt. Devin Dailey, the 86th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron sortie support assistant flight chief, left, instructs Senior Airman Josue Macias, 86th AMXS aerospace propulsion apprentice, at Ramstein Air Base, Dec. 21, 2020. Dailey enjoys mentoring Airmen to improve job knowledge and teach them how to develop their skills.

interest in music, he also has a mechanical aptitude and he decided to put his interests to work for his country during a pivotal time in U.S. history. “I’ve always been a tinkerer,” Dailey said. “I loved building little motors when I was a kid, so I’ve always had some technical skill. I was in college briefly, and I was going the ROTC route, but then 9/11 happened. I enlisted and took the first job they offered me, and maintenance is where I ended up.” Dailey may be seen by some as

a quiet and reserved person, but what he does for his unit does not go unnoticed. “He leads from the top to the bottom,” said U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Anthony Molina, 86th AMXS lead production superintendent. “He develops his Airmen and invests and finds time for everyone whether it’s a (senior noncommissioned officer) or a lower ranking Airman. He is the best (subject matter expert) I have. He is so smart and so humble, and I am proud to serve alongside him.”


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US Army Soldier, Nigerian native reflects on service, opportunities presented

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A native of Nigeria, Gabisum’s first experience with the American way of life came after being selected for participation in a foreign exchange student program in the late 2000s. Following selection, Gabisum, only 15 years old at the time, travelled across the world to the U.S. state of Iowa. “I stayed with a host family in Milford, Iowa, for one year and returned to Nigeria,” explained Gabisum. “After a year, and with the help of the family I stayed with, I returned back to the U.S. to go to college.” After two years of college education, and becoming a naturalized U.S. citizen, Gabisum felt the need to give back to the U.S. in return for the opportunities afforded to him, so he enlisted in the U.S. Army. “I wasn't quite sure what I wanted to do (following school). I was always interested in the military growing up so I felt serving the country would be a good way to kind of like pay back,” said Gabisum, now a sergeant in the Army. “Initially I was just going to do four years but after the four years were up I reenlisted.” Gabisum, 28, now serves as the noncommissioned officer in charge,

Family Medicine Clinic, Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, and says he appreciates the opportunities service in the Army has presented to him, demonstrated by his work ethic and performance as a health care specialist and a Soldier. “(Gabisum) contributes to the clinic by ensuring all the medics are ready to complete the mission at all times,” said U.S. Air Force Tech Sgt. Jose De Jesus, Gabisum’s supervisor. As an Air Force supervisor in an Army-commanded Military Treatment Facility, De Jesus explains the value Gabisum has brought to the team and the assistance he has provided De Jesus. “(Gabisum) assists me with all Army-related tasks and administrative duties and has helped me understand the Army process. Without him my job would have been extremely difficult,” says De Jesus. Gabisum’s commitment to service was further demonstrated this year as COVID-19 response efforts took effect at LRMC, activating unprecedented operations and introducing restrictions some Soldiers had never experienced before. According to De Jesus, Gabisum continued to lead

by example during the pandemic, ensuring Soldiers continued doing what was required of them. “His calmness can be contagious,” explains De Jesus. “As a leader, he’s continuously engaged with his Soldiers and cares about their careers. He understands that he becomes better by making his Soldiers better with him.” Recently, Gabisum earned the title of Best Warrior for Regional Health Command Europe, an annual competition which pits Soldiers against each other during multiple warrior tasks, tests and oral assessments. Gabisum credits the opportunities he’s had in the Army for the drive he maintains, both in the clinical setting and on the battlefield. “I feel it's important for a Soldier to continue to push themselves further and find opportunities. We all have potential but unless we apply ourselves and try to see how much better we can be, we're never going to know,” explained Gabisum. “At the end of the day, all these competitions is also training, you learn stuff. You're not always going to win every competition but it forces you to learn and you become a better Soldier.”


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Airman enhances care through innovation

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Tara Somers (right), medical technician, Internal Medicine Clinic, Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, assesses a patient during routine operations at the Internal Medicine Clinic, Nov. 30, 2020. To mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and identify potential COVID-19-positive patients, Somers’ innovative efforts were key in developing clinic processes, thereby enhancing care and increasing safety at the clinic.

Story and photo by Marcy Sanchez Landstuhl Regional Medical Center It’s been said that a crisis can be viewed from two aspects, that of danger and another for opportunity. Over the past several months, COVID-19 has transformed business practices, social gatherings and patient care processes. While many of these changes are an expansion of technology to continue the lifestyles we are accustomed to, innovation has proven critical. Only weeks after arriving at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, and less than a year after enlisting in the U.S. Air Force, Airman 1st Class Tara Somers, a medical technician at LRMC’s Internal Medicine Clinic, found herself with the opportunity to help shape response efforts to COVID-19. Somers, a native of Salisbury, Maryland, was handpicked from her peers to develop an Upper Respiratory Infection (URI) Clinic within the Internal Medicine Clinic patient population, some of which include high-risk patients. “Somers has truly taken this task head-on and poured her heart into it,” said U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Hilary Sellar, noncommissioned officer in charge, Internal Medicine Clinic. “She designed a 24-step algorithm for staff to use when patients call the clinic with an URI or COVID-19 symptoms.”

In addition to outlining how staff would respond to potential COVID-19 patients, Somers, 22, also authored a telephone script, how-to-guide, and initiated a patient tracker for use in the clinic. Somers’ innovative efforts also help differentiate patients with URIs, commonly referred to as the common cold, and potential COVID-19 patients. “(The process) also provides more complete care to our patients and makes them feel like they are being prioritized when they are feeling afraid in the middle of the pandemic,” said Somers. “I am the only technician in the clinic specifically taking on the task. This allows me to follow providers more closely, obtain more knowledge and understanding about the pandemic and the medical threats it presents to our patient population.” The algorithm specifies what staff members should do from first contact with patients, whether in person or telephone, through patient admission or disposition if necessary. According to Sellar, as the main clinic touchpoint, Somers’ contributions don’t stop inside the clinic but also extend to ease their patient experiences through efforts such as contacting patients with test results, assisting with followup care and delivering prescriptions to patients in their vehicles to

avoid unnecessary exposure. “I love the fact that I am the ‘go-to’ for our clinic,” explains Somers. “When other providers, nurses, techs, or even patients have concerns, it feels good to know they have enough confidence in me

to reach out for the answers and correct information or guidance.” Although she is only beginning her military career, Somers’ ambition drives her to continue education toward a nursing degree, in hopes of increased responsibility

and impact in patient care. “Somers demonstrates knowledge, leadership and selfless service above her grade, and moreover, a true dedication to our patients and LRMC staff,” said Sellar.

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86 AES concludes NPC-L training with proof-of-concept flight Photos by Airman 1st Class John R. Wright 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 86th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron and 721st Aerial Port Squadron load a Negatively Pressurized Conex-Lite onto a C-130J Super Hercules aircraft at Ramstein Air Base, Dec. 18, 2020. The 86th AES used the NPC-L in a COVID-19 patient movement training that ended with a proof-of-concept flight. Throughout the training, Airmen were presented with various patient transfer scenarios and worked together to execute the mission both on-ground and in-flight.

U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 86th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron inspect and prepare to set up the inside of a Negatively Pressurized Conex-Lite at Ramstein Air Base, Dec. 18, 2020. The NPC-L is a smaller version of the Negatively Pressurized Conex, an isolated containment chamber intended to transport individuals with infectious diseases like COVID-19. The 86th AES used the NPC-L in a COVID-19 patient movement training that ended with a proof-of-concept flight.

U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 86th Medical Group and 86th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron carry a simulated COVID-19 patient onto a C-130J Super Hercules aircraft at Ramstein Air Base, Dec. 18, 2020. The simulated patient was transported within a Negatively Pressurized Conex-Lite aboard the aircraft during an 86th AES training. Throughout the training, Airmen were presented with various patient transfer scenarios and worked together to execute the mission both on-ground and in-flight.


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U.S. Air Force Capt. Sean Brekke, 86th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron flight nurse, left, and Staff Sgt. Hannah Clendening, 86th AES flight instructor, respond to a simulated COVID19 patient movement training scenario at Ramstein Air Base, Dec. 18, 2020. The training included patient transport on a Negatively Pressurized Conex-Lite, an isolated containment chamber developed to fit on a C-130J Super Hercules aircraft. Throughout the training, Airmen were presented with various patient transfer scenarios and worked together to execute the mission both on-ground and in-flight.

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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Brooke Tjulander, 86th Aerospace Medicine Squadron bioenvironmental engineering technician, checks for personal protective equipment breaches during a COVID-19 patient movement training at Ramstein Air Base, Dec. 18, 2020. An 86th AMDS bioenvironmental engineering team ensured all PPE and infectious disease guidelines were followed during each training scenario. The training included use of a Negatively Pressurized Conex-Lite for simulated COVID-19 patient movement and ended with a proof-of-concept flight.

U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 86th Medical Group and 86th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron carry a simulated COVID-19 patient off of a C-130J Super Hercules aircraft at Ramstein Air Base, Dec. 18, 2020. The simulated patient was transported within a Negatively Pressurized Conex-Lite aboard the aircraft during an 86th AES training. The NPC-L is a smaller version of the Negatively Pressurized Conex, an isolated containment chamber intended to transport individuals with infectious diseases like COVID-19.

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Hannah Clendening, 86th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron flight instructor, poses for a photo during a COVID-19 patient movement training at Ramstein Air Base, Dec. 18, 2020. The training included use of a Negatively Pressurized Conex-Lite for simulated COVID-19 patient movement and ended with a proof-of-concept flight. The NPC-L can be used to transport up to nine ambulatory patients, four litter patients, or two critical care patients.


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USAG RP Army Emergency Relief ready to start new year by Keith Pannell U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz Army Emergency Relief is a private, 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization that was created to provide funds to help Soldiers with unexpected immediate financial needs like rent, utilities, emergency travel, and more. This year marks the 78th year AER has been helping Soldiers and their families. “Army Emergency Relief is the Army's only non-profit organization that provides interest-free loans, grants, loan/grant combinations and scholarships for active duty, retirees and their families,” said Paul Collins, U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz AER officer. Some people get AER confused with the Combined Federal Campaign, which allows service members to donate to any number of organizations. While both are worthy of donations, there is a difference. The USAG Rheinland-Pfalz 2021 awareness and donation campaign

will run March-May through unit representatives and social media. “The campaign will bring awareness to the programs available through Army Emergency Relief in addition to seeking campaign donations in order to continue to serve the needs of Soldiers and families where they serve,” said Monica Teel, USAG RP Army Community Service Financial Readiness Program supervisor. Although the AER campaign is projected to occur March through May 2021, unit representatives will start their training as early as January. “AER is a single, non-profit financial assistance organization, with 90 cents of every dollar donated going to assist Soldiers and their families,” Collins said. “AER is intended to be a Soldier's first choice in requesting emergency financial assistance.” In 2019, AER provided $70 million in the form of interestfree loans and grants to 40,000 families across the U.S. Army, according to the AER web site at

www.armyemergencyrelief.org. However, AER cannot provide financial assistance for every financial emergency a Soldier or their family may face. Limitations include debt consolidation, legal fees, home improvement projects or the financing of ordinary leave or vacation. “Most of our assistance cases go for car repair, utilities, rent, and emergency travel. One case, for example, was an interest-free loan provided to a married, junior enlisted Soldier who had approved leave to attend their spouse's grandfather's funeral,” Collins said. AER has made changes to some of their policies to support Soldiers and their families currently impacted by COVID-19. One change in particular is the Home School and Remote Education Assistance Program. This program assists Army families with the costs of home school and virtual or distance learning education supplies and equipment, providing up to $1,500 in the form

of loans, grants or a combination of both related to the unexpected expenses incurred as a result of the transition from classroom to a virtual setting. AER also provides emergency funds to Soldiers' orphans and surviving spouses, and offers undergraduate scholarships to spouses and children of both active and retired Soldiers. Soldiers, regardless of rank, can start their application process by contacting ACS at either the Kaiserslautern or Baumholder ACS front desk for an application

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Grocery Stores Let’s first head to the grocery store. Depending on which part of the United States you are from, you may be familiar with Wal-Mart Megastore, Publix, Piggly Wiggly, County Market, Food City, Safeway, Whole Foods, Arlan’s Market, Giant Food, Kroger, and many many more. If you are looking for grocery stores in Germany, then look out for Aldi, Lidl, Netto, Penny, Edeka, Globus, Real, and others. Although German grocery stores may be a little smaller and have fewer items than what you are used to in the U.S., you will find all your necessities such as food items (fruits & vegetables, dairy products, meats, breads, canned goods, frozen goods, organic products, snack foods, etc); beverages (including alcoholic drinks); cleaning products; paper products; health products (lotion, shampoo, etc.); sanitary products, baby products, and much more. Additionally, many of the German stores offer their own

brand goods at a cheaper price than the well-known brand products. You will find some unexpected non-food items at a German grocery store that you would not typically find back home. For example, have you ever thought about buying a bicycle or a computer at a Piggly Wiggly or a Publix? Well, you can sometimes find these items at a discount store like Aldi or Lidl. Some non-food items may include pots and pans, electronic devices, appliances, clothing, sports and leisure goods, school and office equipment, crafts and gardening goods, toys, magazines and newspapers, DVDs and other items. Because German bakeries are essential to its people’s way of life, it is not surprising to find a bakery located in all German grocery stores, offering fresh bread, pastries and more. You can also find a fresh meat, seafood and cheese sections in larger stores such as Edeka and Real, but they may not

be available in discount stores such as Lidl or Penny. One of the first things you will probably notice that is different about German stores is the shopping cart. In Germany you will need a coin (usually a 50 cent, 1 or 2 euro coin) in order to use it. You just simply place the coin in the slot to release the chain that is connected to the other carts. And when you finish using the cart, replace the chain to get your money back. Carts can be found outside in the parking lot or in the front of the store. Other things that you may find different are the following: the cashiers are sitting; you must bag your own items and take them outside as there are no baggers; and you must pay for your own bags. If you are wanting to use a (U.S. or German) credit card or a debit card, it is best to ask the staff before purchasing because some smaller stores like bakeries, stores accept cash only, but this is changing more and more.


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Drugstores Back home we are familiar with Walgreens, CVS and Rite Aid. In Germany large drugstore chains include Müller, DM and Rossmann. Their range can be divided into four areas: remedy (teas and essences); beauty and wellness (body care and skin care products, fragrances, essential oils, cosmetics, etc.); organic health foods; and products for house and garden maintenance.

Pharmacies What you will not find at a German drugstore is a pharmacy or a pharmacist. For prescription medication, you must go to an “Apotheke.” This word translates to pharmacy. And how do know when you are at or near an Apotheke? You will see a large red color “A” with the shape of a glass inside. Additionally, it is worth noting that many of the pharmacists (Apotheker) speak English.

Hardware stores Are you thinking about adding a deck to your backyard or redesigning a room in your apartment? Are you a “Do-It-Yourself” kind of person? What probably comes to mind back home would be Home Depot, Ace Hardware or HomeBase. Here in Germany a few large hardware chains are Toom Baummarkt, Obi, and Hornbach. Get your DIY juices flowing by selecting various items including: building materials; build and technology; garden and outdoor; grills and grill accessories; living and design; plumbing and installation; bad and sanitary; flooring and tiles; paint and wallpaper; heating, air conditioning and ventilation; kitchen; lights and electrics; machine tools and workshop; awnings and sun protection; zoo and aquarium, etc. The list goes on!

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For more than 70 years, the Airmen assigned to U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa have found ways to adapt, innovate and excel in a rapidly changing warfare environment. This was evident during the past year when Airmen overcame unprecedented challenges while continuing to command the airspace and display unparalleled airpower. They not only conducted operations and supported innovations to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, but also continued to execute large force exercises and firsttime integrations. These and other operations strengthened relationships with ally and partner nations throughout Europe and Africa and ensured the continued command and control of the airspace. What did 2020 teach us? That USAFE–AFAFRICA will always provide combat airpower on demand. Operations and innovations to combat COVID-19 As the COVID-19 pandemic began, Airmen across USAFE–

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48th Fighter Wing aircrew and Airmen prepare F-15E Strike Eagles prior to takeoffs at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, May 27, 2020. U.S. Air Force F-15s assigned to the 48th Fighter Wing, F-16s assigned to the 31st Fighter Wing and 52nd Fighter Wing, and KC-135s assigned to the 100th Air Refueling Wing participated in a large force exercise within the U.K. North Sea airspace. Photo by Airman 1st Class Jessi Monte

Missouri, over the North Sea on March 18. The integration of fifth generation capabilities sharpened capabilities and interoperability for the future of airpower. Also for the first time, U.S. Air Force and Ukrainian aircraft integrated as part of a long-range, long-duration strategic bomber mission throughout Europe and the Black Sea region on May 29. B-1B Lancers from the 28th BW, Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota, trained with Ukrainian Su-27 Flankers and MiG-29 Fulcrums to strengthen the relationships necessary to combat today’s dynamic global challenges. On Aug. 28, the single-day mission Allied Sky demonstrated our commitment to readiness and the security of NATO airspace. While supporting Bomber Task Force Europe missions, six U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress strategic bombers flew over all 30 NATO nations in both Europe and North America. The mission included integration with aircraft from several NATO nations. Enhancing relationships with African partner nations In September, U.S. Air Force B-52s integrated with the air forces of two African nations while supporting a Bomber Task Force mission. The first was a one-day interoperability mission with four Moroccan F-16s and a demonstration of maritime interoperability with the USS Roosevelt (DDG 80). The next day, U.S. Air Force B-52s integrated with Tunisian F-5s over the Mediterranean Sea. In addition to the operations and exercises that occurred in the air and on the ground, dedication to combined cooperation and regional security was present at the highest levels. Harrigian hosted the first virtual Executive African Partnership Flight conference with Air Chiefs from multiple African countries, where leaders were able to discuss

current operations and engagements of their air forces along with future training events focused on ensuring the security of the region. All domain command and control In 2020, Airmen continued to train and operate with their fellow service members across branches. In July, aircraft assigned to the 31st FW, the 100th ARW and the 52nd Expeditionary Operations Group Detachment 2, Miroslawiec Air Base, Poland, participated in a mission in international airspace and waters within the Black Sea region alongside assets from U.S. Naval Forces Europe, U.S. Special Operations Command Europe and U.S. Space Command. The mission utilized Joint Air-toSurface Missile cruise missile tactics training scenarios. USAFE-AFAFRICA assets also participated in a Joint All-Domain Command and Control event in November with assets from NAVEUR, U.S. Army Europe and Africa and SOCEUR. The joint exercise was in

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A U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress leads a formation of U.S. F-15C Eagles, F-15E Strike Eagles and Royal Netherlands Air Force F-16’s over the North Sea during exercise Point Blank 20-04. Point Blank is a recurring, low-cost exercise initiative designed to increase tactical proficiency of U.S., Ministry of Defence, and other NATO forces. Photo by Master Sgt. Matthew Plew

international waters and airspace around the Black and Baltic Seas, training U.S. forces to integrate, operate and communicate while executing all-domain targeting operations in any arena. Combat airpower will always be provided on demand Across domains and continents, USAFE–AFAFRICA has constantly demonstrated commitment to the security of the region and to the relationships that protect it. In 2020, USAFE–AFAFRICA Airmen overcame challenges as they adapted, innovated and excelled on the ground and in the air. In 2021, the force will only continue to grow stronger, more lethal and ready. “We are the world's most capable Air Force and alliance because of our people,” said Harrigian. “We will take care of our people while we continue to accomplish the mission, in any environment, no matter how great the challenge."

U.S. Airmen assigned to the 721st Aerial Port Squadron finish loading pallets of medical supplies onto a C-130J Super Hercules aircraft on Ramstein Air Base, March 20, 2020. The supplies were transported to Aviano Air Base, Italy, for distribution to the Italian government, coordinated through the 31st Fighter Wing, in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Photo by Airman 1st Class John R. Wright

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Air Force rolls out GO Inspire program to increase diversity, attract future leaders Story and photo by Master Sgt. Chance Babin Air Force Recruiting Service Public Affairs Air Force Recruiting Service announced the establishment of a program designed to increase diversity in ranks of the two services while attracting the next generation of Airmen and Guardians. The program dubbed “GO Inspire” began Jan. 1 and rallies general officers to hit the streets with teams of top Airmen and Guardians to inform, influence and inspire young Americans for military service. “Increasing diversity and attracting the best talent across our Air and Space Forces is a warfighting imperative for our nation, and as such, general officer leadership is critical,” wrote Secretary of the Air Force Barbara Barrett, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Charles Q. Brown, Jr., and Chief of Space Operations Gen. Jay Raymond in a memo directing the program. GO Inspire, with “GO” standing for general officer, is specifically designed for Air and Space Force generals to get out and engage youth and youth influencers from underrepresented groups, or URGs, across the nation. The goal, according to AFRS leadership, is to increase the diversity of its applicant pool in the rated and space communities, as well as the broader Air and Space Forces. Officials from both services believe that early engagement is key to more diverse leaders in the future. “We must embrace a culture where every general officer is a recruiter,” the three leaders wrote. “In order to ensure our future force is ready, lethal and reflective of the society which we serve, we must better engage our communities. The responsibility to inspire, engage and recruit the next generation of Air and Space Force professionals starts with senior leaders.” While the focus of the program is increasing community and youth engagement by the two services’ top leadership, the department is banking on the support team that will accompany the senior leaders to help inspire the younger generation. “The program is as much about the young, sharp Airmen and Guardians our senior leaders take with them to school and community visits than it is about having a general show up and talk about service in the Air or Space Force,” said the department’s top recruiter, Maj. Gen. Ed Thomas, AFRS commander.

Then Col. Peter Bailey, now brigadier general and current Second Air Force Air National Guard assistant to the commander, talks with students during an Aim High Outreach event at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., Nov. 15, 2019. Aim High is an Air Force Recruiting Service Detachment 1-sponsored event that fosters youth engagement, community outreach, professional development and networking. General officers like Bailey are being asked to participate in the GO Inspire program that is designed for Air and Space Force generals to get out and engage youth and youth influencers from underrepresented groups across the nation.

Thomas said the intent of the GO Inspire program is for every youth to have an opportunity to connect with someone they can identify with. That may be based on race or gender but it could also be where they grew up or simply finding someone who’s accomplished their dream. “GO Inspire gets after this by asking general officers to develop a diverse team of individuals to attend their outreach events with them,” Thomas said. “AFRS’s Aviation Inspiration Mentorship (AIM) team is an asset that GO’s can request to bring with them on their outreach events. AIM members are rated officers trained in youth outreach and how to inform, influence, and inspire.” The GO Inspire was in many ways motivated by the Air Force chief of staff’s Rated Diversity Improvement initiative tasker to develop a program for Air and Space Force general officers to seek out, when appropriate, and conduct outreach engagements. The goal of GO Inspire is to connect general officers to identified AFRS needs and opportunities that will further attract and recruit high-quality youth from across America. “GO Inspire is designed to drive a culture change in the Air and Space Forces. Our department leadership has a vision that all general officers would embrace a

culture to ‘Earn a star … become a recruiter,’” said Lt. Col. Annie Driscoll, AFRS Detachment 1 commander. “With a comprehensive approach that starts at the top of our chain of command, together we can better reach our nation’s youth and their influencers.” To ensure the Air and Space Forces continue to recruit the best and brightest across America, Det. 1 seeks to actively inspire, engage and inform youth and those who influence them. “GO Inspire is the framework that structures general officer outreach efforts, connects them to recruiters and recruiting efforts, and adds precision guidance to where efforts can be placed to reach areas that need it most,” Driscoll added. The GO Inspire program will be asking general officers from all of the total force components to take part and contribute. “The program encourages general officers to personally interact and inform youth influencers and youth on training, education, camaraderie and a variety of job opportunities available, as well as share some of the amazing experiences and accomplishments of Airmen Guardians,” said Lt. Col. Lara Wilson, AFRS Det. 1, chief of diversity and inclusion. “All of our general officers, to include active duty, Air National Guard, Air Force Reserve and Space Force are being

asked to participate and those who have heard about the GO Inspire program are excited and eager to get started.” In order to become the most capable force, Air and Space Force leadership feels they must have rated officers and leaders with diverse backgrounds, experiences and thoughts who can see the challenges from different perspectives. Det. 1 has a goal to get in front of every demographic group in America and show them someone in a flight suit who looks like them that they can look up to. GO Inspire officers conducting events are encouraged to bring a team that will give a broad representation of Air and Space Force officers. “We encourage the GOs to use Det. 1’s AIM team,” Driscoll said. “The AIM team can relate and engage well with those we are trying to reach. General officers are highly encouraged to take time to mentor their outreach team.” While the GO Inspire program is set to kick off in January, some of the benefits of the program — especially when it comes to inspiring young people for service — may not be realized for years. “The department’s intent is that every Total Force GO will execute one or two events a year,” Driscoll said. “We’ll work with senior leaders to track metrics but the fruits

of this labor won’t be measured for years to come. That is the nature of youth engagement. We may still be a decade away from seeing any of these young men or women in uniform. In the meantime, we want every young kid who looks up in the sky and sees an airplane or rocket launch to know that it could be them one day. We also want to help clarify the pathway to that seat in our services for both kids and their influencers.” While the GO Inspire program is a call to action for general officers, all Airmen are encouraged to do their part to actively recruit for the Air Force. We Are All Recruiters, or WEAR, is a program which grants active-duty Airmen permissive temporary duty status to participate in an event that helps Air Force recruiting efforts. Approval for WEAR is limited to those events where Airmen are directly speaking to potential applicants or influencers about Air Force opportunities. “Regardless of rank or position, the Air and Space Force’s greatest recruiters are our service members,” Thomas said. “I encourage each and every Airman to participate in the WEAR program.” For more information on the WEAR program, visit: https://www. recruiting.af.mil/WEAR/.


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2016 Dodge Challenger R/T Plus Shaker, Coupe, $38,999. Patriot Military Automobiles GmbH - Ramstein II, 47 Kindsbacher Str., Ramstein-Miesenbach, 66877 Germany, +49 (0) 6371 5981520, contact@patriot-autos.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com!

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2013 Nissan Altima S 2.5, Sedan / Saloon, US, Front, $10,995 (W0482). The Used Car Guys - Kaiserslautern, Weilerbacher Strasse 10, Kaiserslautern, 67661 Germany, 0631-68031210, kai serslautern@usedcarguys.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com! 2015 Dodge Journey R/T AWD, SUV, $16,499. Patriot Military Automobiles GmbH - Grafenwoehr, 30 Im Gewerbepark, Grafenwoehr, 92655 Germany, 0151-1580-6354, contact@patriot-au tos.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com!

2015 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Limited, Sedan / Saloon, US, Front, $17,995 (W0452). The Used Car Guys - Kaiserslautern, Weilerbacher Strasse 10, Kaiserslautern, 67661 Germany, 063168031210, kaiserslautern@usedcar guys.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com!

2015 Skoda Octavia Elegance 2.0 TDi, Wagon, US, automatic, $12,499 (S4150). The Used Car Guys - Kaiserslautern, Weilerbacher Strasse 10, Kaiserslautern, 67661 Germany, 063168031210, kaiserslautern@usedcar guys.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com!

2016 Volkswagen Tiguan SE 4Motion AWD, SUV, US, AWD/4WD, 6-speed Automatic with Tiptronic (A), $19,499 (S4429). The Used Car Guys - Ramstein, Am Lanzenbusch 1, RamsteinMiesenbach, 66877 Germany, 06371 92 00 00, ramstein@usedcarguys.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com! 2016 Honda Civic Wagon, Wagon, $12,999. Patriot Military Automobiles GmbH - Kaiserslautern, 22 Kaiserstrasse, Kaiserslautern, 67661 Germany, +49 (0) 631 892 932 90, contact@patri ot-autos.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com!

2016 VW Golf 1.4 TSI Manual, Sports Hatch, $15,999. Patriot Military Automobiles GmbH - Ramstein II, 47 Kindsbacher Str., Ramstein-Miesenbach, 66877 Germany, +49 (0) 6371 5981520, contact@patriot-autos.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com!

2016 Honda Pilot Touring 7 Seats AWD, SUV, US, AWD/4WD, 9-Speed Shiftable Automatic (A), $26,999 (S4397). The Used Car Guys - Ramstein, Am Lanzenbusch 1, RamsteinMiesenbach, 66877 Germany, 06371 92 00 00, ramstein@usedcarguys.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com! 2017 Buick Encore Essence, SUV, US, Front, $20,999 (S4298). The Used Car Guys - Ramstein, Am Lanzenbusch 1, Ramstein-Miesenbach, 66877 Germany, 06371 92 00 00, ramstein@ usedcarguys.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com!

2016 BMW X1 xDrive28i, SUV, US, AWD/4WD, 8-Speed Shiftable Automatic (A), $21,999 (S4422). The Used Car Guys - Stuttgart, 6 Robert-BoschStrasse, Schoenaich, 71101 Germany, 01727 129 046, stuttgart@usedcar guys.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com! 2016 Cherokee Sport, SUV, $17,999. Patriot Military Automobiles GmbH Grafenwoehr, 30 Im Gewerbepark, Grafenwoehr, 92655 Germany, 0151-15806354, contact@patriot-autos.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com!

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2017 Dodge Journey AWD GT, SUV, $22,199. Patriot Military Automobiles GmbH - Vicenza, 304 Via Aldo Moro, Vicenza, 36100 Italy, +39 0444 502025, contact@patriot-autos.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com!

2017 Ford Focus Titanium, Sports Hatch, $17,999. Patriot Military Automobiles GmbH - Ramstein II, 47 Kindsbacher Str., Ramstein-Miesenbach, 66877 Germany, +49 (0) 6371 5981520, contact@patriot-autos.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com!

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KMC Onstage nabs 14 TOPPER Awards

The KMC Onstage production of the comedy "Five Women Wearing the Same Dress" was awarded two awards at the 2020 TOPPERS Awards Dec. 20, 2020. Photo by Senior Master Sgt. Jason Harre

by Keith Pannell U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz It’s been an up and down year for the KMC Onstage Theater. The ups: the performances of the shows which actually made the stage. The downs: having to cancel shows due to COVID restrictions, including a youth show on opening night in March 2020. “This was a very tough year for theaters throughout the world and for us in the KMC,” said Eric Danzeiser, KMC Onstage director. “These volunteer directors worked so hard to make their shows a success. They overcame numerous obstacles to bring together an incredible team of volunteers, costumers, choreographers, builders, painters, actors, technicians to create a work of art. Then everything stopped because of COVID.” But their work did not go unnoticed. For more than 50 years, U.S. Army Europe Entertainment has produced a Tournament of Plays for U.S. Army and Air Force Theater programs across Europe. It is now known as the U.S. Army Installation Management Command — Europe Tournament of Plays, or simply, the TOPPERs. Over a six to eight week period, professional theater adjudicators attend live performances at U.S. Army and Air Force theater programs in

Germany, Italy, Belgium and the Netherlands, according to the TOPPERS website. Usually held in May, the ceremony was delayed until a virtual ceremony broadcast Dec. 20. The broadcast presenters varied from various commanders from throughout Europe, including Gen. Christopher Cavoli, U.S. Army Europe and Africa commander, Maj. Gen. Christopher Mohan, 21st Theater Sustainment Command commander to Hollywood/ Broadway actors including Chris Pine (Capt. Kirk from the newest “Star Trek” movies) and Harvey Fierstein, longtime Hollywood producer and actor in “Mrs. Doubtfire.” And KMC Onstage brought home a trophy case full of hardware, winning 14 awards of 46 categories. The three shows the TOPPERS judges watched were “Footloose: The Musical,” the drama/comedy “Five Women Wearing the Same Dress,” and the youth show, “Dinosaurs Before Dark.” “I am really happy that all those who worked so hard are getting recognized this year, and I am grateful our leaders at Region were able to still have the competition and recognize our accomplishments,” Danzeiser said. Danzeiser said it’s important to note the directors, cast and crews of the three shows viewed by the judges were completely

made up of volunteers. Popplewell watched the awards broadcast and said growing up playing her mother’s records, including the “Footloose” soundtrack helped instill a love of the arts for her. “Every nomination of “Footloose” felt like a cherry on top for a show I already felt so much pride in,” Popplewell said. “Of course, my win was great but, I squealed and cried for my team because I saw the work they put in the show.” Winslow, a member of the U.S. Army-Europe Band and Chorus, got a late start watching the awards show, so was a little surprised when her phone started pinging. “All of the sudden I started getting congratulation messages and I didn’t even know which category I was nominated in,” she said. “If I’m being honest, once I got to that part, I was just focused on the fact that Chris Pine said my name!” Popplewell said she’s been a part of 13 KMC Onstage productions, as either cast or crew, in her four years in Kaiserslautern. She said she’s hoping to direct a show in the upcoming season, COVID permitting. “I’m seriously still in shock,” Popplewell said. “KMC Onstage hasn’t won a best musical, or best director, in a very long time and it’s incredibly rare to win both. Yeah, still in shock.” On a more serious note,

Winslow said it can be tough for military members to find the kind of time it takes to volunteer to be a part of a show. “I think it’s much harder to make the time commitment and to balance work, family and that creative passion,” she said. “So, the acknowledgment in that category [Best Military Performance in a Musical] is a nod, not just to your performance but to the lifestyle changes and work ethic

it takes to balance active duty and theater.” The last show to run before the latest host nation restrictions closed the theater in November was, the musical comedy, “Disaster,” which had to cancel its last weekend of performances due to the restrictions. “Now, I think we are all ready for 2020 to be over and for 2021 to begin, so we can get back to doing what we love…theater,” Danzeiser summed up.

KMC brought home the following awards: • Best Costumes of a Musical (Emma Commack, “Dinosaurs Before Dark”) • Outstanding Set Design for a Musical (Eric Danzeiser, “Footloose”) • Outstanding Choreography of a Musical (Staff Sgt. Tiffany Jones and Heather Dayton, “Footloose”) • Stage Manager of a Musical (Becca Davis, “Footloose”) • Technical Direction of a Musical (“Dinosaurs Before Dark”) • Best Ensemble in a Drama (“Five Women Wearing the Same Dress”) • Best Ensemble in a Musical (The Anatasaurus Mothers, “Dinosaurs Before Dark”) • Best Actress in a Featured Role (Dani Balasa, “Footloose”) • Best Supporting Actor in a Supporting Role (Daniel Gilmore, “Footloose”) • Best Actress in a Drama (Rachel Blackwelder Gardner, “Five Women Wearing the Same Dress”) • Best Military Performance in a Musical (Sgt. Kayla Winslow, “Footloose”) • Best Director of a Musical (Rebecca Popplewell, “Footloose”) • Best Youth Show (“Dinosaurs Before Dark”) • Best Musical (“Footloose”)


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Baumholder Outdoor Recreation, Smith Bks., Bldg. 8167, 531-3401; 0611-143-531-3401. »» Army Community Service by Appointment Only or Online: The Baumholder (Clinic Kaserne, Bldg. 8746) and Kaiserslautern location (Kleber Kaserne, Bldg. 3210) are available to you. To maximize social distancing, please call in advance for an appointment. Appointments can be made at both the Kleber and at the Baumholder office by calling Mon-Wed & Fri from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and Thu from 8 a.m.12 p.m., closed all holidays. For more information, please contact Kaiserslautern ACS on Kleber Kaserne at 541-9000, 0611-143541-9000 or Baumholder ACS on Clinic Kaserne at 531-2850, 0611143-531-2850. »» Libraries in Kaiserslautern and Baumholder: The USAG RP Libraries, Landstuhl, Kleber Kaserne, and Baumholder offer call-in/email book orders and pick-up service. Returned items are promptly checked in after a quarantine period. To place a book order by email for Kleber Library, email usarmy.kleber. library@mail.mil. Landstuhl email orders can be sent to usarmy. landstuhl.library@mail.mil and Baumholder orders can be sent to usarmy.baumholder.id-europe. list.library@mail.mil. Hours of operation for each facility are as follows: Kleber Branch, Kleber Kaserne, Bldg. 3205, 483-1740, 06314-11-174, Mon-Fri from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Landstuhl Library, Landstuhl, Bldg. 3810, 4867322, 06371-86-7322, Mon-Thu 10 a.m.-5 p.m. & Fri 1-4 p.m.; Baumholder, Smith Bks., Bldg. 8332, 531-2841, 0611-143-5312841, Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-3 p.m. All facilities are closed on all holidays. »» Arts & Crafts Center open: The main Arts & Crafts Center is open as follows: Tue-Fri, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. & Sat from 12-5 p.m. Currently, classes are suspended but services such as custom framing, engraving, balloon orders, limited ceramics and bisque painting as well as the photo kiosk are still available. For more information, contact Arts & Crafts Center, Smith Bks., Bldg. 8104, 531-2895, 0611143-531-2895. »» Bisque and Ceramic Painting at the Arts & Crafts Center: Enjoy creating one-of-a-kind gifts and keepsakes at the Arts & Crafts Center by making a reservation for a two hour ceramic bisque painting session! Choose from

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Center, Tue-Sat, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Smith Bks., Bldg. 8438, 531-2949, 0611-143-531-2949. »» Online Job Fair — Army Europe: USAG Rheinland-Pfalz Army Community Service is inviting job seekers that are transitioning service members, military spouses, DOD civilian spouses and family members looking for a job to register for this online event. The event will allow you to video chat with OCONUS and CONUS-based employers Jan. 14 from 12-3 p.m. A list of employers and job openings will be available on the USAG Rheinland-Pfalz ACS Facebook page as well as at the ACS and SFL-TAP Centers. Advance RSVP is required by Jan. 13 to prove DOD eligibility status. RSVP by visiting https:// einvitations.afit.edu/inv/index. cfm?i=582401&k=0769400D7B56. For more information, call ACS at 541-9000, 0611-143-541-9000.

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Can’t-miss German day trips A-Z:

Ulm

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As far as day trips go, Ulm packs a serious punch. It’s a large

city, with plenty to do. Located on the banks of the Danube River, it offers history, art and culture. It also offers a great mix of random

Kaiserslautern Military CoMMunity Chapel sChedule

ARMY POC for Miesau, Landstuhl, and Deanner is the USAG R-P Chaplain’s Office in Bldg 3213 on Kleber Kaserne, DSN 541-2105, CIV 0611143-541-2105.

Jewish services

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

Messianic Jewish services

Buddhist (sGi)

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

Ramstein South Chapel Jewish Shul Area (Bldg 2403) Shabbat Evening Service: 6:00 p.m. Fridays Ramstein South Chapel (Bldg 2403) Service: 10:00 a.m. Saturdays

orthodox Christian services

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

islamic services

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

Service: 7:00 p.m. Saturdays

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

coolness – such as being the birthplace of Albert Einstein and having the tallest church in the world — that make for great memories. Ulm: 6 things to do There is no shortage of fun to be had in Ulm. Here are six things to think about as you plan your trip. 1. Stroll the banks of the Danube River. There’s a reason the Danube is so famous. It connects 10 countries (most in the world), starts in Germany, and is Europe’s second-longest river. Trade has been happening on the banks of this river since anyone can remember. Plus, Ulm has some lovely stretches of waterfront. 2. Walk the city walls. On a related note, you can walk city walls that were closely related to medieval river commerce. Check out the Metzgerturm (Butcher’s Tower) and try not to think about the fact that there were far more walls before Napoleon showed up in 1800. 3. Find Einstein. Albert Einstein was born in Ulm. Even though KAISERSLAUTERN

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he left and eventually became an American citizen (and one of the greatest scientists in history, of course), Ulm has one small memorial and one kinda crazy fountain that celebrates the connection. 4. Walk the city center. Ulm’s city center is a fantastic blend of medieval and modern. Check out the Fisherman’s Quarter or Rathaus for some of the latter, and the Stadthaus for some of the former. 5. Get arty. Ulm has two excellent art museums. The Kunsthalle Weishaupt, offers modern art in a brilliant space. The Museum Ulm has a diverse set of collections, but specializes in the medieval. 6. Visit the zoo and aquarium. A small but mighty zoo and Danube-specific aquarium are fun for families and/ or nature-lovers. Be sure to check COVID-related opening hours on the website before you go. The one thing you have to see: The Ulmer Münster First of all, it is beautiful that the tallest church in the world (for comparison: at 530 feet, it is almost exactly half the height of the Eiffel Tower) is called the Ulmer

Münster. Even though “münster” means “minster” (which is a specific type of church), the whole things looks wonderfully monstrous (in a good way) from the outside. Simply put, you have to go see this church. It is one thing to read the words “tallest church in the world,” and a whole other thing to actually stand before it. It’s almost impossible to process the size. Stepping inside is well worth your time. The church’s interior is appropriately grand, humbling and powerful. In non-COVID times, the climb to the top of the Ulmer Münster tower is a must-do. After more than 750 steps and 450 feet, visitors can see the Alps, far to the south, on a clear day. Getting there By car, Ulm is three hours southeast of Kaiserslautern, one hour east of Stuttgart, and three hours southeast of Wiesbaden. Please check the Deutsche Bahn website for train information. For U.S. government employees, including service members, remember to always follow command regulations, which may be different than host nation policies when it comes to travel.


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CINEMA & HOME CINEMA HIGHLIGHTS

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Some of the latest series and movies available to rent or stream! Check your streaming service for availability. MOVIE | Comedy, Sci-Fi

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MOVIE | Drama, Music, Romance

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MOVIE | Biography, Crime, Drama

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MOVIE | Crime, Drama

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Save Yourselves (2020)

Death to 2020 (2020)

The High Note (2020)

Goodfellas (1990)

I’m Your Woman (2020)

A young Brooklyn couple head to an upstate cabin to unplug from their phones and reconnect with each other. Blissfully unaware of their surroundings, they are left to their own devices as the planet falls under attack. Cast: Sunita Mani, John Reynolds Directors: Alex Fischer, Eleanor Wilson

After Biden won the election, Trump attempted to overturn results with a series of false claims and unsuccessful lawsuits. The mockumentary closes with characters delivering lines that jokingly predict events of 2021. Cast: Samuel L. Jackson, Hugh Grant Directors: Al Campbell, Alice Mathias

In the dazzling world of the LA music scene, Superstar singer Grace Davis and her overworked personal assistant Maggie are presented with a choice that could alter the course of their respective careers. Cast: Dakota Johnson, Tracee Ellis Ross Director: Nisha Ganatra

Based on a true story, the plot revolves around Henry and his two unstable friends Jimmy and Tommy as they gradually climb the ladder from petty crime to violent murders. Cast: Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci, Paul Sorvino Director: Martin Scorsese

Jean is a housewife in the late 1970s married to Eddie, a criminal. She is forced to go on the run after her husband betrays his partners, sending her and her baby on a dangerous journey. Cast: Rachel Brosnahan, Marsha Stephanie Blake, Arinzé Kene Director: Julia Hart

DOCUMENTARY | Dance

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TV SERIES | Drama, Romance

TV SERIES | Action, Comedy, Drama

MOVIE | Comedy

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On Pointe (2020) To pursue their dreams, these dancers will have to rise above the barre. Follow the real-life stories of students from the School of American Ballet in this Disney+ Original Documentary Series. Cast: Students from the School of American Ballet in New York City. Director: Larissa Bills

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Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (2020) Chicago, 1927. A recording session. Tensions rise between Ma Rainey, her ambitious horn player and the management determined to control the uncontrollable “Mother of the Blues.” Cast: Viola Davis, Chadwick Boseman Director: George C. Wolfe

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A Suitable Boy (2020)

Cobra Kai (2018-2021)

Like a Boss (2020)

A vast, panoramic tale charting the fortunes of four large families and exploring India and its rich and varied culture at a crucial point in its history. Cast: Tanya Maniktala, Ishaan Khattar, Mahira Kakkar, Rasika Dugal, Thomas Weinhappel Director: Mira Nair

Decades after their 1984 All Valley Karate Tournament bout, middle-aged Daniel LaRusso and Johnny Lawrence find themselves martial-arts rivals again. However, when Johnny rescues a Miguel, from bullies, he is inspired to restart the notorious Cobra Kai dojo. Cast: Ralph Macchio, William Zabka Creator: Josh Heald

Mel and Mia, two friends with different ideals, run a cosmetics company but they soon face a financial crisis. When a business magnate offers to buy them out, their friendship is tested. Cast: Tiffany Haddish, Rose Byrne, Salma Hayek Director: Miguel Arteta

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