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January 11, 2013

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Ramstein supports NATO with Patriot deployment to Turkey by Senior Airman Aaron-Forrest Wainwright 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs A C-5 Galaxy from the 521st Air Mobility Wing, bound for Turkey, left Ramstein Wednesday with service members and supplies for the 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command in support of NATO’s Patriot Missile Battery deployment. The flight followed an earlier delivery of equipment by an 86th Airlift Wing C-130J Super Hercules Monday. “The 10th AAMDC is sending a small contingency of personnel … to provide command and control for Patriot batteries that are coming over from the continental United States to provide missile defense for our allies in Turkey,” said Maj. Joel Johnson, 10th AAMDC See SUPPORT, Page 2

Photo by Airman 1st Class Holly Cook

Members of the 86th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron and the 37th Airlift Squadron help load cargo onto a C-130J Super Hercules Monday on Ramstein’s flightline. The 86th Airlift Wing provides support to the NATO-led coalition that will augment Turkey’s air defense capabilities and contribute to the deescalation of the crisis along the border.

US Soldier finds German grandfather’s grave in Italy by Mindy Campbell U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern

Maj. Nik Guran’s grandmother, Anneliese, and father, Claude, seen in this photo as a young boy, pose for a photo with Guran’s grandfather, Jakob Nikolaus Forell.


Courtesy photo


Winter is continuing. Dress appropriately; cold can cause injuries. For more, read the article on Page 15.


Tip of the Week

n a serene Sicilian hillside, an American Soldier recently placed a small flower bouquet beside the name of a fallen German soldier. An emotional family journey brought Maj. Nik Guran, a 19th Battlefield Coordination Detachment Soldier, from his post at Ramstein Air Base to Motta Sant’Anastasia. Amid olive trees, with Mount Etna looming nearby, several thousand

2012 Year in Review, Pages 20 & 21

Introducing the KMC’s newest residents, Page 24

German soldiers who were killed during the Allied invasion of Sicily in World War II rest in peace. One of them, Jakob Nikolaus Forell, is Guran’s grandfather. Guran and his wife, Michelle, recently paid respects to a man he never met, but heard many stories about. Along with the bouquet, they placed American and German flags “I never thought I would be there,” said Guran, the only blood relative to visit his grandfather’s grave. “It was See JOURNEY, Page 9


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Ramstein out-processing gets overhaul Commentary

by Col. Mike Monson 86th Mission Support Group commander “You can check out anytime you like, but you can never leave,” so the classic tune by the Eagles goes. For those Ramstein patrons who are in the middle of out-processing in preparation for an upcoming permanent change of station, you may be able to relate to those lyrics. Fortunately, help is on the way. An important aspect of the 86th Airlift Wing’s mission is to operate the Air Force’s premier installation to enable and assure strategic capabilities. One way we do that is by taking care of the 54,000 Americans who call the KMC home while providing an exceptional quality of life. Another way we do that is by ensuring our mission support processes (housing, finance, personnel) are as efficient as possible to minimize Airmen’s time away from work. Anyone who PCSd to Ramstein more than two years ago knows first-hand that it was a cumbersome, confusing process to in-process the myriad of base agencies. For many, in-processing took more than four weeks of appoint-

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operations officer. With Syria entering its 22nd month of civil war, the U.S. began deploying Patriot missiles into Turkey in an effort to help defend the NATO ally from potential threats of the Syrian conflict. In a recent statement from Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, Panetta affirmed U.S. commitment to Turkey. “We’ve made very clear … we’re going to protect countries in this region,” Panetta said last month. “We have to act … to make sure that we defend ourselves and make sure that Turkey can defend itself.” The deployment of U.S. forces was approved after coordination between the Department of Defense and NATO. “Supporting missions like this is something I’ve been doing my

ments and running around. We had to get better. In 2011, we utilized principles from Air Force Smart Operations for the 21st Century to examine and improve the entire in-processing system and, after much hard work, we’ve seen incredible success. The process that once took four weeks now takes only three days. That was a huge win for world-class customer service. Now, as we head into 2013, the 86th AW has once again put “eliminating non-value added activities in our major processes” as one of its top priorities. The first of seven major processes that we will overhaul is Ramstein outprocessing. As the team champion for this AFSO21 event, you have my pledge that we will not simply make our internal processes more efficient by outsourcing our work to you, our customer. We’ve all seen that before as organizations try to do more with less in an era of competing and/or declining resources, but it does not save the customer time, nor does it help enable and assure strategic capabilities. Our goal is to complete this AFSO21 event in time to affect the bulk of the 2013 summer PCS

whole career and I love doing it; being able to be a part of helping an ally, it’s a great honor,” said Tech. Sgt. Scott Blais, a flight engineer with the 337th Airlift Squadron, Westover Air Reserve Base, Mass. “This mission is important because we are supporting our allies in Europe, and the U.S. government feels that this is important for us to do.” Ramstein Air Base’s support is pivotal in delivering combat and humanitarian airlift throughout Europe, Africa and Southwest Asia. “As the gateway to Eurasia, Africa and the Middle East, we enable the deployment of strategic capabilities,” said Brig. Gen. C.K. Hyde, 86th AW commander. “We are committed to the success of our joint force and allies and are always ready to partner with them to achieve our common security objectives.”

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movers. Since many out-processing actions begin 90 to 120 days before the actual move, we have an aggressive schedule and a lot of work to do, but I’m confident we’ll get it done. In the coming weeks, the team will engage with agencies all over the base and across multiple organizations. From getting that initial assignment notification to finally boarding the plane, we will analyze every step in the process and weed out all non-value activities. We know that there is no magic wand to wave and make a process perfect. We also know that working smarter, not harder, requires user input, so we invite your feedback by sending your suggestions and first-hand experiences to 86msg.cce@ramstein.af.mil. The end goal is an out-processing system that is simple to understand, that minimizes your time away from work or other priorities, and that is overall effective for clearing base agencies. Hopefully, instead of feeling like you’re trapped in “Hotel California,” you’ll soon be singing another Eagles classic, “Take it Easy,” as you begin your PCS out-processing actions.

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Firefighter awarded military volunteer medal by 2nd Lt. Kay M. Nissen 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs


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Markus Mueller, an equipment and improvement specialist and master black belt assigned to the Theater Logistics Support Center-Europe, and Gerd Sprissler, a quality management specialist and green belt with the TLSC-E, explain their Lean Six Sigma loading process management chart. The LSS program is a flexible cost and waste elimination method that has been used successfully in both private and public organizations to increase efficiency and enhance effectiveness within an organization.

21st TSC wins DA LSS awards by Staff Sgt. Warren W. Wright Jr. 21st TSC Public Affairs The 21st Theater Sustainment Command’s Lean Six Sigma program again received Department of the Army accolades for saving the Army and the American tax payers millions of dollars and discovering methods of conducting operations more efficiently. For the third straight year, the 21st TSC won the Army’s Lean Six Sigma Excellence Awards Program Organizational Deployment Award for the 2012 fiscal year. Also receiving the Army-level LSS Project Team Award is the command’s 266th Financial Management Support Center for improving the implementation and control of foreign language proficiency bonus pay, saving the Army more than $5 million. The LSS program is a flexible cost and waste elimination method used successfully in both private and public organizations to increase efficiency and enhance effectiveness within an organization. According to the nomination narrative for the Organizational Deployment Award, the 21st TSC won for completing 28 LSS projects that are expected to produce $16 million in validated financial benefits to the organization as well as multiple operational efficiency improvements. “This award recognizes the command’s dedication to continued self-improvement, first-class support, and our commitment to using our nation’s resources in the most efficient manner possible,” said Col. Michael Snyder, the 21st TSC’s deputy commanding officer. “It’s definitely very prestigious; it’s prestigious for our command to have won an award that recognizes our organization,” said Ron Stanley, 21st TSC operations research analyst. “It recognizes the command group on down across the whole command and (shows) the depth and breadth of the program.” Maj. Christopher Bachmann, the 21st TSC chief of the Operations Research System Analysis section, said it was a team effort from all of the brigades and all of the people involved in the program. “It affirms to the people outside of the command that we do a lot of things right,” he said. “We’re also looking to improve the organization and improve the Army, and this award is proof that we’re doing that.” See AWARD, Page 9

firefighter from the 886th Civil Engineer Squadron was awarded the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal Dec. 18 at Fire Station One on Ramstein. Staff Sgt. Robert Perricone was presented the medal by his squadron commander in front of his unit. “Throughout the last two years, Staff Sergeant Perricone performed outstanding volunteer service of a sustained, direct and consequential nature to the United States and German community, which, in turn, served to enhance the overall American way of life,” wrote Lt. Col. Robert Grover, 886th CES commander, in his recommendation for Perricone to receive the award. The Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal is unique because it recognizes exceptional community support over a sustained period of time. In 24 months, the

Mount Prospect, Ill., native volunteered 268 hours with various organizations, aiding a countless amount of service members and the local German community. “My favorite thing about volunteering is just getting to help someone out,” Perricone said. Perricone can be attributed to supporting families staying in the Fisher House, driving Airmen home safely with Armed Forces Against Drunk Driving, coordinating events for the Wounded Warrior Program, fundraising at the Ramstein Officers’ Spouses Club Welfare Bazaar and Freedom Fests, helping construct Haunted Tent City, walking 11 miles in firefighter gear in the 24-hour Viking Challenge, and bagging groceries for Operation Warmheart. With all his contributions, Perricone not only made an impact on the community he served, but also in the community he serves with. “(Perricone) has inspired many of the Airmen around him to participate and give

back to the community. He teaches them the value of volunteering for what you believe in and being passionate about its cause,” said Master Sgt. Jason Higgins, 886th CES superintendent and Perricone’s supervisor. “He doesn’t just volunteer, he leads his people, instilling the spirit of teamwork and camaraderie. He makes those that supervise him step it up by constantly being challenged to rise above his consistently high level of performance.”

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Reported Larcenies


DEC. 18 TO 31

Major traffic accidents reported: 17 Minor traffic accidents reported: 6 Larcenies/break-ins reported: 17 DUI(s)/DWI(s): 13 Assaults: 7 Sexual assaults: 1

JAN. 1

7:17 a.m.: A DUI was reported in Kaiserslautern after the suspect was stopped for driving in an erratic manner. 7:28 a.m.: A sexual assault was reported to the 86th Security Forces Squadron. 11:15 a.m.: A major traffic accident was reported on autobahn A63 near the A6 on-ramp. The motorist was distracted by a bird.

JAN. 2

12:53 a.m.: Damage to private property was reported in Enkenbach. 9 a.m.: Larceny of private property was reported in Otterbach. 11:53 a.m.: A robbery was reported in Baisilique, France. 5:25 p.m.: A DUI was reported in Bornheim after the suspect was seen driving in an erratic manner.

JAN. 3

1:02 a.m.: The operation of a U.S. Army Europeplated vehicle without a certificate of license was reported in Landstuhl. 11:58 a.m.: Damage to private property was reported in Kaiserslautern.

JAN. 4

JAN. 5

4:38 a.m.: Failure to obey a lawful order, provoking speeches and gestures, communicating of a threat, and drunk and disorderly behavior was reported in Kaiserslautern. 8:55 a.m.: Vandalism was reported in Hütschenhausen.

JAN. 6

5 a.m.: A DUI was reported in Kaiserslautern 6:24 a.m.: A DUI was reported in Kasierslatern during a routine traffic stop. 7:23 a.m.: A DUI was reported in Kaiserslautern. 7:41 a.m.: A DUI and major traffic accident were reported in Linden.

• The Military Personnel Division on Kleber Kaserne will be closed from 11:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Thursday. One ID card representative will be available for emergencies. All other services, such as passports, reassignments and other actions, will be unavailable at that time. • The KMC Housing offices will be closed Jan. 21 for an American holiday. Normal hours will resume at 8 a.m. Jan. 22.

MLK breakfast

Take Note

JAN. 4 » Hohenecken: One iPod nano, one ABU backpack, one apex jacket, one apex bottoms, one green fleece, one orange water bottle, three pairs of gloves and one fleece beanie.

5:45 p.m.: Larceny of private and government property was reported in Hohenecken. 6:20 p.m.: Damage to private property was reported in Ehweiler.


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

Technology exposition

JAN. 2 » Otterbach: One Coach wallet, two Visa credit cards, one Service Credit Union card, €300, $120 and one Louisiana state driver’s license. » Baisilique, France: One wallet containing one Common Access Card, two Wells Fargo debit cards, two Community Bank cards, one Capital One credit card, one USAREUR driver’s license, one Nevada driver’s license, one Social Security card, €230, $120, one gold star card, one California identification card and an unknown amount of medical cards.

The Ramstein winter tech expo will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 29 at the Ramstein Officers’ Club. This event is being hosted by the Kaiserslautern Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association Chapter 158 and sponsored by U.S. Air Forces in Europe A6. All military, civilian and contractor personnel are invited to attend for free. More than 35 exhibitors will demonstrate the latest in cyber, cloud computing, data storage and protection, digital imaging, media converters, satellite solutions, video network infrastructure, and more. Complimentary refreshments and giveaways will be available while supplies last. For more information or to request a company or tech-

JAN. 7 » Landstuhl Post: One ODYS tablet.

JAN. 7

1:58 p.m.: Larceny of private property was reported on Landstuhl Post. 3 p.m.: Larceny of private property was reported in Kaiserslautern. 8:28 p.m.: A domestic assault was reported in Ramstein-Miesenbach.


Jan. 4 — 16 volunteers, 14 calls, 26 lives potentially saved.

nology, contact Kristen Caswell at Caswell@ ncsi.com or 001-443-561-2416. To pre-register, visit www.FederalEvents.com, click on the “Ramstein AB” link and select the “PreRegister” button.

Education fair

An education fair will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 31 at the Kaiserslautern Military Community Center food court. The event will be hosted by AFN/the Eagle morning DJs Demarrio Spence and Gene Muller.

Info for retirees

The Retirees Activities Office moved to Bldg. 2120, Room 104. RAO sent out via email the quarterly Retiree Newsletter. Those who do not have an email account on file will receive the newsletter by mail. RAO does not have a data base with everyone’s mailing address. Retirees who have provided their email address and have not received a copy of the Retiree Newsletter, should give RAO a call at 06371-47-5486 or 480-5486, or email their address again to 86aw.rao@ramstein.af.mil.

Off-limits list

U.S. forces personnel are prohibited from entering or doing business with the following firms, individuals and organizations, except as required by official business. Military members who violate this prohibition are subject to punishment under the Uniform Code of Military Justice.

• Tuncay Altay (Black Sounds Club), Raiffeisenstrasse 19, Landstuhl • Marco Banf (MBT and BTM moving companies), Kirchdell 16, Kaiserslautern • James Brown (cleaning business), Obergasse 20, Weilerbach • Axel Burghammer (car sales), Im Bachgraben 11, Landstuhl • Ramona Fröhlich (day care), Hebelstrasse 12, Katzweiler • Mohammad Koohi (Arya Club), Steinstrasse 56, Kaiserslautern • Martin Massa (cleaning business), RudolfBreitscheid Strasse 77, Kaiserslautern • Edgar Mayer (Autohaus Mayer and gas station), Kaiserstrasse 87, Bruchmühlbach • Angelika Picker (AP Bausysteme/construction), Kaiserstrasse 15, Pirmasens • Gisela Smith and Herbert Sator (dog sellers), Steinwendener Strasse 23a, Kottweiler • Brigitte Weinand (day care), Weberstrasse 21, Kindsbach

Parade participants needed

The Ramstein Carnival Association Bruchkatze is looking for American individuals, bands and walking groups dressed in costumes who would like to participate in the annual Fasching parade Feb. 12 in the center of Ramstein-Miesenbach. Anybody interested should contact the 86th Airlift Wing Host Nation Office at host.nations@ramstein.af.mil or call 480-2094.

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OPERATION “BUY-SAVE-WIN” - ONLY ONE MORE WEEK! Our special mission this winter has been to save you thousands of dollars on selected BMW/MINI Stock/Demo and Pre-Owned cars at Pentagon Car Sales. For the final week of Operation “BUY-SAVE-WIN”, we have included (in association with Service Credit Union) a great new “Cash-Back” option that lets you drive away in your new car AND receive a large *Cash-Back bonus. Just when you really need it – after the Christmas holidays!




Over 160 BMW/MINI Stock/Demo cars are included in our promotion, as well as cars from our range of Premium Pre-Owned vehicles. Most of the special program models will be on display at our various PCS sales facilities in Germany and Italy.

Prices have been drastically reduced, enabling you to save thousands of dollars under the already reduced US Military Sales pricing. Depending upon the vehicle selected, the extra savings go as high as $5,000! (“Cash-Back” Option Can Be Activated!)

Any promotion car bought and paid in full until Friday, January 18th will generate a lottery entry ticket. Our lottery will be held at 15:00 on Saturday January 19th at our Ramstein facility where the names of the 5 lucky winners of $3,000 will be drawn.*

Activate the “CASH-BACK” option by financing the US Military Sales price of your selected vehicle (instead of our promotion price) through Service Credit Union and Pentagon Car Sales will refund the difference (see the example below). By using the **90-Day Deferred Payment Plan you could drive away in your new car next week without making a loan payment until April! Normal US Military Sales Price: Special “Buy-Save-Win” price:

$ 38,000 $ 35,000


Select “Cash-Back” by financing: On delivery of your new car you get:

$ 38,000 $ 3,000 Cash-Back


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*Lottery participants need not be present at the Lottery Prize Draw on Sat January 19th. Organizer of these sweepstakes is the company Pentagon Car Sales GmbH. Those entitled to participate are all members of the US Armed Forces stationed in Europe, who are permitted to register motor vehicles conforming to US specs and free of V.A.T. under the terms of the NATO SOFA Agreement at a recognized registration point for US military members in Germany or Italy. Persons entitled to participate who purchase a “Buy-Save-Win” vehicle, participate in the lottery for five cash prizes of $3,000 each. The winner will be determined by drawing. Closing date: Fri January 18th, 2013. A list of “Buy-Save-Win” vehicles as well as Terms & Condition for participation are available in every salesroom of the organizer and also on the Internet page: www.pentagoncarsales.com/buy-save-win. * Cash-Back option is only available when the purchase is financed through Service Credit Union. **90-Day Deferred Loan Repayment Plan at Service Credit Union. Qualified borrowers only. Terms & Conditions apply.

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Soldiers rescue family after accident by Ignacio “Iggy” Rubalcava U.S. Army Garrison Baumholder Public Affairs An early morning drive to Baumholder recently quickly turned into a nightmare for Heather Majorwitz and her two children, Kaitie and Bret. They were on their way to school when the car hit a patch of ice and started to skid across the road toward an oncoming bus. Majorwitz swerved to avoid the bus and slid off the road, rolling the car. “One minute we were on the road and the next we were hanging from our seatbelts,” she said. The car’s wheels were still turning when four Soldiers from the 421st Multifunctional Medical Battalion came upon the scene. Without hesitation and not knowing who was in the car, CW2 Vladimir Sequera and three other Soldiers stopped their Humvee and dashed out to help. The children were already making their way out of the shattered back window when the Soldiers approached the vehicle. Sequera and the other Soldiers, Sgt. 1st Class Winston Smith, Sgt. 1st Class Nathan Lehman and Sgt. Cheryl Henneberry quickly brought the children to safety and wrapped them with their jackets so they could stay warm. By then, Majorwitz was making her way out of the car, so Sequera and the other Soldiers turned their attention to helping her. “When we saw the vehicle, we immediately pulled our vehicle to the side. We all had the same thought: There’s somebody in the vehicle,” Sequera said. “We didn’t know if they were American or German. We just wanted to help so it only took us an instant to stop.” Majorwitz said she only remembers the car rolling and lots of glass. “I felt blessed to walk away from the wreck, but I also felt really blessed that we had Soldiers there

Photo by Madeleine Dwoiakowski

Heather Majorwitz recalls the day of the accident during a recognition ceremony for the Soldiers who rescued her and her children from their vehicle. To her right are Lt. Col. Mike Sullivan, U.S. Army Garrison Baumholder commander, and three of the Soldiers who rescued her, Sgt. 1st Class Winston Smith, Sgt. 1st Class Nathan Lehman and CW2 Vladimir Sequera.

that would go above and beyond and help us,” she said. “You guys are my heroes.” Sequera said he was glad they were there to help her. “I don’t think it’s a hero thing,” he said. “I think it’s a human behavior that we help each other out. It’s part of what we do in the military.” Madeleine Dwoiakowski, public affairs officer for U.S. Army Garrison Baumholder, drives the same route on her way to work. When she approached the site, she saw numerous first responders already assisting.

“I saw Soldiers and hoped that none of our guys were injured, not knowing that the Soldiers were actually assisting on the scene,” she said. “I then saw the car and it looked like it had gone through a press. They were extremely fortunate to walk away from there with no injuries, and they were also equally fortunate that the Soldiers were there almost immediately to help.” For Majorwitz, it was the scariest moment she’s experienced as a mother, she said. “I wasn’t sure if the children were OK. Everybody said they were OK, but even at the hospital I wasn’t sure,” Majorwitz said. “My little boy gets anxious about things and I was worried that he’d have this anxiety and wouldn’t want to ride in a car again.” Majorwitz said they had a flat tire once before and for the next year her son checked the tires before getting in the car. “But he was fine. He was a trooper,” Majorwitz said. Turning to Sequera, Majorwitz added, “I think he was fine because you guys were there immediately. There wasn’t that second to even worry about it because we were taken care of right away.” Later that day, Majorwitz, who is the librarian at Smith Elementary School, called her 15-year-old daughter in the states. “This is why I do what I do to serve these guys, because they’re there and they step in no matter what,” she told her daughter. “It’s automatic because that’s who they are. This makes me even more proud to be able to teach the kids of our Soldiers, because I know that they’re out there taking care of everybody else.” Fighting back tears, Majorwitz turned to the Soldiers who rescued her and her children and said, “I think that’s why you all are in the Army and you’re Soldiers. We could have died but we didn’t. We were very fortunate all around so I just want to thank you.” Majorwitz then embraced Sequera and repeated her appreciation for their help. “You guys are my heroes.”

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AF Deployment Transition Center hits 5,000 milestone by Senior Airman Aaron-Forrest Wainwright 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs The Air Force Deployment Transition Center on Ramstein first opened its doors July 10, 2010, and as of Jan. 4, more than 5,000 service members have processed through the center. The center was developed to help those transitioning from dangerous operations in the theater back to day-to-day life. In order to do this, the DTC staff provides a four-day pro-

gram in a stress-free environment for service members returning from deployment. The theory was to allow the members to relax and decompress before returning to their normal lives. The programs offered at the DTC were designed to ease integration before the service members return to work or family. The atmosphere is warm and inviting; rooms have a kitchen and living room with couches, a television and game systems, which bring a piece of home and give returning service members a chance to relax.

“It’s to give you a sense that you’re going home; you’re in a good place; you’re in a good environment. You can relax and ... prepare for what you’re going back to,” said Lt. Col. Robert Rossi, DTC commander. Rossi said they have seen large and small groups, including Navy and USMC personnel in addition to Airmen, transition through the center in the past two years but no matter the size of the group the staff does their best to help the service members ease out of the war mindset. He said having 5,000 peo-

ple process through is a significant milestone, but without the hard work of the DTC staff they would have never been able to accomplish their mission. “All the work (the DTC staff) has done has been positive, and because of that we remain an enduring capability and it continues to be a part of what we do as a service to take care of our people,” Rossi said. The curriculum at the DTC begins with the DTC staff helping service members process into the DTC by greeting them upon arrival at

Ramstein, handling baggage, storing weapons in the armory and obtaining lodging for each person during their stay. On the second day, the Airmen participate in small group discussions with career experts to help communicate their experiences while deployed. “It was a good experience to have,” said Master Sgt. Jason Barton, 86th Vehicle Readiness Squadron vehicle operator. “Even now, when I sit through the combat portion, I can recognize things that I’ve done in the past, and now I try to be more aware of this behavior.”

Wounded Heroes Service Center opens on Kleber Kaserne Story and photo by Staff Sgt. Warren W. Wright Jr. 21st TSC Public Affairs


21st Theater Sustainment Command initiative has resulted in a one-of-akind Soldier clothing sales facility that caters specifically to wounded Soldiers, enhancing their ability to obtain new and replacement uniform items in an easily accessible and discreet environment. The Wounded Heroes Service Center, located next to the Army and Air Force Exchange Service’s Military Clothing Store on Kleber Kaserne, is expected to streamline the process of Soldiers receiving replacement uniform items after being medically evacuated from a combat zone. The project was funded and constructed by U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern. Wheelchair-access ramps and an improved fire prevention system were the bulk of infrastructure and upgrades. AAFES funded additional improvements that included new shelving. Although the WHSC is currently in operation and serving wounded Soldiers, the store is scheduled to hold its official grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony Wednesday. “This is the first store that is just for the wounded heroes,” said Deniz Barcala, the Kleber Military Clothing Store manager. “We didn’t used to have a wheelchair entrance or a dressing room that would fit wheelchairs. “Now, we have a (wheelchair-user) entrance, (wheelchair-user) bathroom, and (wheelchair-user) dressing room,” Barcala added. “Everything in the store is designed for our wounded heroes.” Sgt. Brett Boman, a medically evacuated wounded Soldier from the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team in Schweinfurt, Germany, said the WHSC is a lot quicker and easier and less stressful for Soldiers. “It helps out a lot having a process that is so easy,” he said. “It’s user friendly, which is good for the Soldiers.” “The opening of this facility is another example

Sgt. Brett Boman, a medically evacuated wounded Soldier from the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Schweinfurt, Germany, shops for an Army combat uniform shirt while visiting the Wounded Heroes Service Center Tuesday on Kleber Kaserne.

of the Army’s continued investment in the care of our wounded servicemen and women,” said Maj. Gen. Aundre F. Piggee, commanding general of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command. It was Piggee’s backing that paved the way for the 720-square-foot facility that carries an assortment of uniforms, gloves, hats, boots and duffel bags. In addition to having automatic doors and being wheelchair-user friendly, the facility is also tucked away on the backside of the normal military clothing store to provide a bit of privacy for wounded heroes. Prior to the opening of the WHSC, Soldiers who were evacuated from a combat zone to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center were required to be transported by bus to Kleber where they would wait in the back of the store for their items. “We used to have to help them walk through the

warehouse, and it was very hard to get through the warehouse,” Barcala said. “They needed a shopping cart, because they were getting at least 30 items and it wasn’t healthy for them to go through the warehouse like that. “About a year ago, Army and Exchange leadership decided we could serve these heroes better,” Barcala continued. Wounded Soldiers receiving replacement uniform items now have access to much better service.” “Out of 3,100 operations worldwide, the Exchange has nothing else like what was built at Kleber Kaserne,” said Col. Fredrick Hannah, AAFES’ European commander. “Beyond having a facility that is easier to navigate, we also have associates who shop with the service member, put items in their cart and even pack their merchandise up for the bus ride back.”

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Gary Bautell You may not know him, but you’ve probably heard him by George A. Smith AFN Europe Some parts of a tour of duty in Germany haven’t changed for the last 50 years: cars blaze down the autobahn, people swig mugs of beer and Gary Bautell broadcasts on AFN. If you, your parents or even your grandparents were assigned to Germany over the past four decades, chances are you’d recognize his voice. Bautell says he often meets people who feel like they know him. It is a lopsided relationship. While many may “know” the mustachioed man with the salt-and-pepper hair, he doesn’t know them. An example, said the veteran newsman, was when he finished introducing then U.S. Army Europe Commander Gen. Carter Ham at a wounded warrior event. “Up until then I had never met him,” Bautell said, “but when he took

the podium, he called me the voice of the U.S. military in Europe.” The general later told the awkwardly flattered Bautell that his voice had been a part of three different tours in Europe. At times, Germans act a bit wacky around Bautell, too. During a tour of the AFN Europe Headquarters in Mannheim, one man strolled by Bautell’s office, saw his name, and excitedly called his dad on his cell phone, blurting out, “Guess whom I’m standing next to? Gary Bautell!” He then put his father on the phone with Bautell. Bautell may skirt celebrity status these days, but in his early years with AFN, announcers like him were considered out-right stars. Bautell joined AFN in November 1962. He heard AFN radio when he was stationed in Germany as an engineer, and re-enlisted to join the military network after showing his

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Spc. Gary Bautell edits a radio news story in 1963.

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Gary Bautell poses for a photo at the AFN Europe studios in Mannheim, Germany.

recruiter he had commercial DJ experience at an AM/FM radio station in Houghton Lake, Mich. He also worked at his campus radio station at Michigan State University. Bautell’s first day on the job at the network headquarters at the Frankfurt Hoechst Castle was spent taking a battery of tests, including a voice audition and exams on foreign affairs and classical music. He passed them all and was on his way to a long career in military broadcasting. In the ’60s and into the ’70s, AFN radio was more than a choice on the dial, it was the most different, most rebellious place on the dial. “You’d hear AFN in taxis, in restaurants and cars all over Germany,” Bautell said. “We had thousands of American listeners, but millions of Germans.” The difference back then, Bautell said, was that German radio was “state-run, boring stuff.” It was mostly German-language folk type music. “AFN changed German pop culture by introducing them to rock, country and jazz,” he said. This was before the Internet, iPods and satellite radio. You only got music from the radio stations on your dial. Other than the music, there was another draw for young Germans: Many were eager to learn English. AFN was designed to reach the American military audience and no one expected so many Germans to tune in.


But they did. They enjoyed AFN’s contemporary music so much that it contributed to the German government privatizing radio in the late ’80s and led to many of the German radio stations you now hear playing English language hits. Bautell went on to host three different DJ programs: “The Dufflebag Show,” two rock songs an hour mixed in with “milder” music by singers such as Ella Fitzgerald; “Music in the Air,” back-to-back instrumental songs; and “Midnight in Europe,” a mix of poetry and jazz. Bautell would turn on his microphone and deliver laid back lines like, “Cool breezes, blowing leaves and smooth jazz, you’ve got it all right here with Mr. Midnight.” Yes, that was his air name, as well as the name of the other two DJs who hosted the same show over the years. Bautell made the transition from DJ to newscaster, but if you listened to him in the ’60s you wouldn’t have recognized his voice. He rewound an old, brittle tape for me, using a pencil to help the struggling reel-to-reel machine play back its contents. The voice I heard from the built-in speaker sounded a lot more like legendary CBS TV anchorman Walter Cronkite than him. Bautell laughed, and agreed. “Cronkite was one of my idols. I thought everyone doing news had to See BAUTELL, Page 12

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When asked about the award for the 266th FMSC, Stanley said, “This is the second year in a row that 266th FMSC has had a project recognized by the Department of the Army. (It) reflects the organization’s commitment to Lean Six Sigma.” Bachmann added there are hundreds of LSS projects initiated in the Army every year. Of those, only two are given projectlevel awards by the Army and the 266th FMSC has won one of those awards. “All my team members are excited to be a part of this project, not only because it saved millions of taxpayers’ dollars, but also that it made history by changing the way the FLPB process is operating,” said project lead Vladimir Koltsov. “We also achieved a better Soldiers’ satisfaction with the process,” added Koltsov, who is also the 266th FMSC chief of military pay review, debt management and special actions section. “Now, the recipients of FLPB have trust in finance personnel to get it right the first time.” Lean Six Sigma projects carried out within an organization follow a defined sequence of steps and have quantified financial targets, such as cost reduction and/or profit increase. “It’s important now, because if you look at the dwindling defense budget, it has gotten smaller,” Bachmann said. “And this is all about finding efficiencies in your organization, whether it’s simply an operational efficiency and we’re doing something faster and better, or trying to find those financial benefits, especially now that we’re trying to save money.” Though saving money is an important aspect of the LSS program, it’s also about improving efficiency through operational means. “That’s a large part of why you do (LSS) in an organization like the 21st TSC. It’s not just about dollars,” Stanley said. “Here in an operationally focused command, we find that a lot of our projects are really more about operational benefits and efficiencies that are achieved.” LSS also creates opportunities to make any organization better and more viable in the future, Snyder added. “Project outcomes usually result in shorter process times, fewer man hours and tangible cost savings,” he said. “Because it is a holistic process, it also cuts across several command functions creating enhanced interaction, teamwork and collective solutions with broad buy-in.” Since it began implementing the LSS program in 2006, the 21st TSC has trained a total of 138 green belts and 19 black belts. Green belts are individuals who apply LSS to their daily work environments by driving improvements within their facility, department or natural work group, and black belts are process improvement leaders who work on large-scale and often cross-organizational process improvements.

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always just stories before.”

The journey begins

Born in July 13, 1916, in Bad Kreuznach, Forell joined the German Army during the 1930s. He lived on Heidelberg’s Haupstrasse, now the city’s pedestrian shopping zone. When World War II started, Forell and his two brothers were sent to fight on the Eastern Front, Guran said. Wounded there, Forell returned to Germany to convalesce with his wife, Anneliese, and his young son, Claude, Guran’s father. Photos from that time show Claude with his father, in dress uniform, in Heidelberg. After recovering, Forell was sent to Sicily. U.S. forces landed at Gela, along Sicily’s southern coast, on July 10, 1943. Forell was killed July 12, the day before his 27th birthday. After the war, Forell’s widow and son emigrated to America. She remarried and her new husband adopted Guran’s father. “It’s always been a mystery who my grandfather was,” Guran said. “It has always been a bit of a touchy subject based on the fact that my dad wanted us to be American and never taught us the (German) language.” Serving in uniform was a theme that resonated within Guran’s family. His father served in the U.S. Air Force. In the 1970s, during a tour in Germany, Claude rediscovered his German roots, Guran said. Unfortunately, at that time, he couldn’t find more information about his father.

The search continued

A couple years ago, when the Gurans moved to the KMC, they

After being wounded on the Eastern Front in World War II, Jakob Nikolaus Forell returned to Heidelberg where his wife and young son, Claude, lived. During his recovery, Forell visited Heidelberg Castle with Claude, father of U.S. Army Maj. Nik Guran.

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U.S. Army Maj. Nik Guran kneels beside the final resting place of his grandfather, Jakob Nikolaus Forell, a German army noncommissioned officer killed during the Battle of Gela in Sicily.

renewed the search. Armed with historical documents that Guran’s family kept, they found some clues. Still, they couldn’t pinpoint Forell’s grave. “I just couldn’t believe, in this day and age, there wasn’t a way we couldn’t find if he was actually buried somewhere,” Michelle Guran said. During one late-night research session, where Michelle Guran used computer translating services and the German War Graves Commission’s site, she found what they had been searching for. Guran’s grandfather’s gravesite was at Motta Sant’Anastasia, on the island of Sicily. “When I finally found it, I started crying,” Michelle Guran said. “We have been looking for so long.” She called her husband, who was training elsewhere in Germany, with the news. Thrilled, Guran began planning to visit the cemetery, which he expected to be in disrepair. “It’s probably dilapidated and grown over,” Guran thought. “The tomb markers (are) probably knocked over, if there are any still there.”

A Soldier finds closure

When the Gurans arrived at the cemetery, just eight kilometers

from Catania, they were amazed at how well-preserved the cemetery was. The Volksbund Deutsche Kriegsgräberfürsorge e. V., a private organization that is responsible for the maintenance and care of German graves worldwide, maintains the cemetery in Sicily, the final resting place of 4,552 German troops. Guran paid his respects and put closure to his search. “It was very moving,” Guran said. “Truth is, if he hadn’t died in Sicily and the Germans hadn’t lost the war, I wouldn’t be here. So, he sacrificed for me in that way. I was instilled with an obligation to serve our nation. I was raised that way. My father was raised that way. He wanted me to be an American, but that all stems from his German upbringing.” Guran’s father died in 2009. Visiting his grandfather’s final resting place also honored his father, who never got to pay his respects to his father. “That is why it was important for (Guran) to put both a German flag and an American flag at the grave,” Michelle Guran said. “It all came full circle.”

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New Year’s baby arrives Photo by Airman 1st Class Dymekre Allen

Enlisted all call Airmen from the 86th Airlift Wing Wing Staff Agencies attend an enlisted all call with Chief Master Sgt. James Morris, 86th AW command chief, Tuesday at the Ramstein Northside Chapel. The purpose of the all call was to maintain mission focus, improve peer to peer relations and provide exceptional quality of life.

Col. Barbara Holcomb, Landstuhl Regional Medical Center commander, presents a gift basket on behalf of the United Service Organizations to the parents of the first baby born at the hospital in 2013. Landon Andrew Bomar was born at 1:12 a.m. Jan. 1 and was 8 pounds, 6 ounces and 21 inches long. The proud parents are Melissa and Sgt. Dillon Bomar with Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 57th Air Defense Artillery, stationed at Rhine Ordnance Barracks.

Photo by Airman 1st Class Jordan Castelan

Clothing sales Airman 1st Class Hector Serrano, 86th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron aircraft propulsion apprentice, shops at military clothing issue Monday on Ramstein.

Photo by Airman 1st Class Jordan Castelan Photo by Airman 1st Class Trevor Rhynes

Bay chief Airman 1st Class Dracey Green, 86th Security Forces Squadron, sweeps the stairway as a part of his bay chief duties Monday on Ramstein.

Keeping vehicles winter ready Senior Airman Patrick Jeffers and Staff Sgt. Jonathan Grahm, 86th Vehicle Readiness Squadron vehicle maintenance journeymen, perform engine maintenance Tuesday on Ramstein. The 86th VRS performs maintenance to keep vehicles in running condition.

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sound like him. But now I listen to it and it sounds hokey,” he said. Bautell eventually stopped trying to mimic Cronkite and developed his own style. His mentor at the time was Hal Walker, one of the first black American foreign correspondents. Bautell was a parttime stringer for ABC radio in Bonn, where Walker was assigned. “Hal helped me focus on the most important facts in a story and not get distracted by side issues and too many words,” Bautell said. “He really boosted my confidence.” That training paid off later when Bautell got to cover what he calls his most memorable story. “Watching the Soviet Union crumble in place was mind boggling,” he said. “I got to travel to a former Soviet army headquarters in East Germany and see close up what was unimaginable for me to see just weeks before. They were polishing tanks, a band was playing and they had troops marching — all for me and my cameraman. Later I got to see an underground East German airfield bunker that was supposed to protect several hundred people in the event of a nuclear strike. The only problem was the air vents in the bunker were simply holes in the roof with no filters.” Bautell’s voice, fluent German and experience as a journalist made him the obvious choice to interview or meet every German chancellor from Willy Brandt to Angela Merkel, as well as many U.S. secretaries of defense and even presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush. American historian John Provan, who has lived in Germany for 50 of his 57 years, said: “To many Germans, Gary is AFN. Whatever German-American historical event I work on, Gary is the first name organizers want as a master of ceremonies or guest speaker.” In 2010, the Federation of German-American Clubs elected Bautell as the president of all of their clubs. “Gary stands for everything positive in America. He’s a wonderful, friendly person and has made a great impact on German-American relations,” said federation Vice President Dr. Elizabeth Wittig. Bautell is the only American out of nine members of the federation’s board of governors. Bautell said one theme keeps coming up when he meets Germans. “They constantly tell me how horrible 9/11 continues to be for them. Now, Americans are behind walls and fences and it’s become very hard for Germans to meet them and make friends,” he said. Prior to 9/11, many American installations were wide open and Germans could drive onto post. “My advice is if the Germans can’t easily go to you … go to them,” Bautell said. Bautell, 70, shows no signs of slowing down, let alone retiring. The last 30 years of his career have been as a supervisor as well as talent. He’s currently the chief of network radio for AFN Europe. He has guided and mentored more than 600 different military journalists. Many of them still work at CNN, ABC and other radio and TV stations across the U.S. “I feel half my age and at the top of my game,” he said. “If I wasn’t doing this I’d being doing it for free for somebody.” So, like the autobahn and tasty beer, a tour in Germany will still include the familiar voice of Gary Bautell, the friend you know but have never met.

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MMA: Competing through dedication, training by Airman 1st Class Trevor Rhynes 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs


irmen around base use various outlets to better themselves physically. Some workout with friends, others play sports. But some Airmen, like Tech. Sgt. Jerry Nelson, 603rd Air Operations Center personnel recovery controller, simply beat people up. He does this by practicing and competing in mixed martial arts, which is a combination of wrestling, Brazilian jujitsu, boxing and kickboxing. Nelson has competed in multiple fights in various regions, earning a record of 6-1 along the way, even appearing on pay-per-view TV. “My favorite experience was fighting for the Pancrase association in Japan,” Nelson said. “Pancrase was the first organization in the history of MMA. Many MMA legends, such as Ken Shamrock and Bas Ruttan, competed in Pancrase prior to the (Ultimate Fighting Championship). I had always dreamed of fighting there.” Competing isn’t just about the few minutes in the ring, it’s also about the weeks of preparation for each fight. “MMA requires you to push yourself to levels you never thought were possible. The amount of technical skills you have to learn from all the disciplines is truly staggering,” said Ashley Bradt, fellow MMA fighter and coach. “All that coupled with the long hours of training, ridiculously strict diet, as well as balancing your home and military life is pretty strenuous. You have to be equally strong mentally as well as physically.” Bradt said MMA requires a different type of stamina, rather than the kind weight lifters or distance runners may have. “There are plenty of people who can run fast or lift heavy weights in the gym, but you can’t run inside a cage and weights don’t try to kick you in the head,” he said. “It takes a lot of courage to walk out in front of a large crowd of your friends, family and other spectators while putting your body on the line.” As far as training goes, Nelson displays true work ethic toward preparing for a fight. “Jerry is one of the most dedicated people I’ve ever had the pleasure to train along side with,” Bradt said. “Whether it’s boxing, jujitsu, muay thai or wrestling training, he puts everything he has into it, putting long hours in at the gym on top of his duty hours with the Air Force.” Nelson said fighters need to go into matches prepared and with enough training because participants can’t take breaks. “What I appreciate most about MMA is that there are no shortcuts, you have to put in the work to be successful,” Nelson said. “If I don’t train properly or don’t stick to my diet, then I don’t deserve to win.” MMA isn’t just for adults. Children and teenagers can participate as well. “There are young children training all over the world today. Just like any other combat sport, safety must be the No. 1 priority when training youth,” Nelson said. “It is important for them to

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Tech. Sgt. Jerry Nelson, 603rd Air Operations Center personnel recovery controller, displays the Tenkaichi Fight Mixed Martial Arts Heavyweight Championship belt after winning his first title fight Nov. 16, 2008.

work primarily on technique to build a good foundation. They should hold off on sparring and competing until they are older and have proven that they have enough technique to properly protect themselves.” Nelson, for example, has been involved in MMA for 17 years, starting when he was 18 years old. “I was hooked on the sport after seeing it for the first time,” he said. “At the end of my senior year in high school, I started training with former UFC champion and current UFC Hall-of-Famer Dan Severn.” Many people have been involved in Nelson’s career or have been influenced by him throughout his tenure as a MMA fighter. “I have had many mentors throughout my fighting career. My longtime mentor has been Jon Bozung, my first MMA instructor (who) used to coach me at Dan Severn’s gym in Michigan,” Nelson said. “Nowadays, I do a lot of mentoring. Most notably, Chris Grantham, a college student that lives in the Kaiserslautern area and wrestled for Ramstein High School. He has a bright future in the sport if he continues to pursue it.” For Nelson, he still participates because of his love of the sport. “I continue to train because I truly enjoy the sport. I love everything about it. I enjoy … training, exercising and performing submissions and strikes,” he said. “I especially love that feeling you get when you touch gloves with your opponent, seconds before the fight starts and when all the training and preparation is over and all I have to do is go out there and have fun.” Nelson is currently training for his next fight, Feb. 2 for the light-heavyweight title after winning his last fight Nov. 17.

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F EVENTS ‘Spunst’ Present – Jan 27 Kaiserslautern, Museum Pfalzgalerie Museumsplatz 1 “Spunst” unites sports and art (German: “Kunst”) This is an interactive exhibition for children! Hours: 2 p.m. Tuesday to Fridays and, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Visit: www.mpk.de. 35 years of Star Wars Jan 10 - Mar 15, Technik Museum Speyer Check out the Speyer Technik Museum for this special exhibition for Star Wars fans young and old. There is plenty to explore, even if (gasp!) you’re not a Star Wars fan. For more information visit www.speyer.technik-museum.de/en Winter World Club Concert Sat, Jan 12 Wiesbaden Visit Wiesbaden for their 10th anniversary of the Winter World Club Concert from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12. Some 10,000 visitors and more than 20 DJs will perform live acts on three floors. Tickets cost €28 (€30.80 with VAT) and are available online. For tickets and more information, visit www.natur-one.de.

Winter hike Sat, Jan 19 KL-Erzhütten Do you like mulled wine and tarte flambee? Then this hike is for you! Enjoy the brisk air and have a glass of mulled wine. Meeting point is the Catholic kindergarten. Call 0631-3103393 Fasching Sat, Jan 19 Congress Center Pforzheim (near Baumholder) Its that time of year again when all the craziness starts! Get out your best Fasching costumes and join the fun. Event starts at 8:11 p.m. Pre-sale tickets are also available at Intersport or online at www.pfg-fasching.de. CONCERTS Magic Tenors Fri, Jan 18 Rockenhausen, Donnersberghalle (Best of Pop-Rock) These charming gentlemen will perform pop and rock songs that we are all familiar with. Each of these eight performers has studied acting and singing. This event is for the young and old and will be a musical event that will blow you away. Show starts at 8 p.m. For more information, call 06361451200 or reserve your tickets online at www.reservix.de.

Night of the Dance Sun, Jan 13 Pfalztheater Kaiserslautern Wanting a fun filled evening with vibrant colors and loads of action? Check out Night of the Dance. Show starts at 7 p.m. on Willy-Brandt-Platz in Kaiserslautern. For tickets, contact the Pfalztheater or visit www.eventim.de.

New Year’s concert Sat, Jan 19 Eulenbis, Bürgerhaus, Hauptstr. 8 p.m. The Palatinate musical society of Rodenbach celebrates the start of the new year with its brass band. For those interested, the Rodenbach Brass Band also offers music classes for all ages. For more information, call 06184 55630.

‘Hillary the Witch Goes to the Opera’ Sat, Jan 19 Theodor-Zink Museum “Hillary the Witch Goes to the Opera” is a children’s play with music by Peter Lund. If you have a free weekend and nothing to do, bring your children to this play. Play starts at 4 p.m. For more information, call 0631-3652327.

Tribute Show: The Cavern Beatles Mon, Jan 21 Saarbrücken, Congresshalle 8 p.m. If you’re a Beatles fan, then don’t miss these cover artists. Theses guys rock like the originals. For tickets, call: 06861-939980 For more information, visit: www.cavernbeatles.com



World Series of Boxing Sat, Jan. 12 Hannover, Congress Centrum Watch the World Series of Boxing as the Eagles take one Astana Ariana Kazakhstan. Is boxing your sport? If so, then travel to Hannover for the match? Check out these World Series boxers get down to business. The event starts at 8 p.m., entry is at 6:30 p.m. There will be a total of five boxing matches each three minutes long. For more information, check out: www.hcc.de.

12 Tenors concerts Sat, Jan 26 Kaiserslautern These 12 singers combine the music of pop legend Michael Jackson with rock and opera, providing you with an entertaining evening in Kaiserslautern! It is said that no audience can resist their charm. Tickets are available in advance €35.95 (at the box office from €38) in Kaiserslautern at the tourist information office, at all service centers in the Rhine Palatinate and via the ticket hotline at 0631-365-2316. Tickets can also be purchased online at www.eventim.de.

Wheelchair basketball Sat, Jan 12 Kaiserslautern, Sporthalle Technical University 6 p.m. The Rolling Devils Basketball team will face off against RSV Lahn Dill 2 in this wheelchair basketball match. Come support this awesome team from Kaiserslautern against the second team of Germany’s record-holding club RSV Lahn Dill, who also won the Champions Cup last year. For more information, contact Christa Weber on 06321-480170 or www.rollingdevils.de. World Series of Boxing Fri, Jan 18 Göppingen, EWS Arena Lets get ready to rumble! Get your boxing gloves ready for this great event. This event starts at 8 p.m. Prices range anywhere from €42 to €102 in the VIP section. For more information and tickets, visit www.eventim.de. Basketball Sat, Jan 19 Nürnberg Arena Nürnberger Versicherung Beko BBL Allstar Day This is the German allstar weekend! Come and see the best of the German basketball league during this 6 hour highlight.This event is second to none in Gremany and will demonstrate the numerous facets of this dynamic,spectacular and highly attractive sport. Visit www.beko-bbl.de.

Kids Carnival Sun, Jan 27 Kaiserslautern Check out the annual KVK Kids Carnival in Kaiserslautern on Jan. 27, starting at 2 p.m. For more information, call 06301626796 Queen tribute concert Sun, Jan 27 Fruchthalle, Kaiserslautern The history of the British rock band Queen and it’s famous frontman, Freddie Mercury, will be celebrated through this tribute concert in Kaiserslautern, performed by various musicians, including a full choir and orchestra. Attend this event and tap your toes to such famous hits as “Killer Queen,” “We Will Rock You” and “Bohemian Rhapsody.” Nelly Furtado Tue, Mar 5 Theater am Tanzbrunnen, Köln If you know the song “Big Hoops” or are just a fan, Come see this PortugueseCanadian star sing her hits. Better get your tickets quick as they are selling fast! Show starts at 8 p.m. Prices start at €52. For more information, check out www.eventim.de or www.nellyfurtado.com/tickets. Night of the Jumps Mar 8 – 9 O2 World, Berlin FMX World Championship. Extreme stunts and a fun-filled show will keep you on the edge! Check out www.nightofthejumps.com.

For more to do in Germany, visit www.militaryingermany.com

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Winter safety — Injuries related to cold


xposure to cold can cause frostbite or hypothermia and become life-threatening. Infants and elderly people are most susceptible. What constitutes extreme cold varies in different parts of the country? In the South, near freezing temperatures are considered extreme cold. Freezing temperatures can cause severe damage to citrus fruit crops and other vegetation. Pipes may freeze and burst in homes that are poorly insulated or without heat. In the North, extreme cold means temperatures well below zero. Wind chill is not the actual temperature but rather how wind and cold feel on exposed skin. As the wind increases, heat is carried away from the body at an accelerated rate, driving down the body temperature. Animals are also affected by wind chill; however, cars, plants and other objects are not. Frostbite is a damage to body tissue caused

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by extreme cold. A wind chill of -20 degrees Fahrenheit will cause frostbite in just 30 minutes. Frostbite causes a loss of feeling and a white or pale appearance in extremities, such as fingers, toes, ear lobes or the tip of the nose. If symptoms are detected, get medical help immediately! If you must wait for help, slowly rewarm affected areas. However, if the person is also show-

ing signs of hypothermia, warm the body core before the extremities. Hypothermia is a condition brought on when the body temperature drops to less than 95 F. It can kill. For those who survive, there are likely to be lasting kidney, liver and pancreas problems. Warning signs include uncontrollable shivering, memory loss, disorientation, incoherence, slurred speech, drowsiness and apparent exhaustion. Take the person’s temperature. If below 95 F, seek medical care immediately! If medical care is not available, warm the person slowly, starting with the body core. Warming the arms and legs first drives cold blood toward the heart and can lead to heart failure. If necessary, use your body heat to help. Get the person into dry clothing and wrap in a warm blanket covering the head and neck. Do not give the person alcohol, drugs, coffee or any hot beverage or food. Warm broth is the first food to offer. (Courtesy of National Weather Service)

School Notes (486-8943/8991 or 06371-86-8943/8991). Visit www.kaiserslautern.armymwr.com for more information or to download the schedule.

A solid week of jazz!

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Weihnachtsmarktlauf Pierce Lambertson (28:13), Josh McDowell (29:21, second U16), Tara Gibbs (33:32, second W35) and Dennis Edwards (31:29, second M60), members of the Ramstein Project, a group of competitive age runners who meet every Tuesday and Thursday at 3:30 p.m. on the Ramstein High School track, recently competed in the 7.6 km Weihnachtsmarktlauf in Landstuhl. Members not photographed include Everett Plocek (30:09, third U18), Andrew Smith (29:40), Matt McDowell (32:24) and Corrine Tye (32:25).

KMC Teen Shuttle

Child, Youth & School Services have resumed its KMC Teen Shuttle service. Pick-up/drop-off points are located throughout Vogelweh, Vogelweh Housing, Ramstein, Landstuhl and the Melkerei in Landstuhl Village. ID card, shuttle card and permissions slips are required to ride the shuttle. Apply for your Shuttle Card at Central Enrollment & Registration located on Pulaski Barracks, Bldg. 2898 (call 493-4516/4122 or 0631-34064516/4122) and on Landstuhl Post, Bldg. 3810

• Ramstein High School and the Department of Defense Dependents Schools Honor Jazz Seminar presents the U.S. Air Forces in Europe Jazz Ambassadors with special guests at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the RHS great hall. Admission is free and the public is encouraged to come and support arts in the community. • RHS and the DODDS Honor Jazz Seminar presents the U.S. Army Jazz Combo and special guests at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the school’s great hall. Admission is free. • The DODDS Honor Jazz Seminar Big Band and Vocal Jazz Ensemble will perform live at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Stadthalle in Landstuhl (Kaiserstrasse 39, 66849). Admission is free. Doors open at 7.

Music lessons

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Early learners at WES Wetzel Elementary School student Caleb Yoo discusses his self made student data representing the Sure Start class vote on which yearbook cover to use this school year. Principal Angie Cotton rewards early learners who demonstrate such early understanding of data.

SKIESUnlimited music lessons are designed to teach all levels and abilities. Voice, piano, music and violin lessons are being offered for children and youth ages 18 months to 18 years. Children and youth will participate in recitals. For further information, contact Parent Central Services Pulaski Barracks, Bldg. 2898, at 4934516/4122 or 0631-3406-4516/4122, or the Landstuhl One Stop Shop, Bldg. 3810, at 486-8943 or 06371-86-8943.

Youth after school program

The CYS Services Landstuhl Youth Center offers a free after school program for youth in sixth to 12th grades. The program features food, homework assistance and tutoring, special events, and more. For more information or to register, visit a One Stop Shop or Parent Central Services.

Photo by Gabriele Arseneault

Safety first First grade students in Sandra Bucklin’s class at Landstuhl Elementary/Middle School wear safety vests that were donated by the ADAC. The ADAC donates these vests to help keep first-graders safe during the winter months.

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Mark Your Calendar

» Get down at Armstrong’s Club’s House Party from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. today and Jan. 29 in Bldg. 1036 on Vogelweh Housing. For more information, call 0631354-9986. » Can you sing? Great. You can’t? That’s OK, too. It doesn’t matter at Armstrong’s Club’s Karaoke Night, where everyone is a star. Join in on the fun from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday and Jan. 26 at Armstrong’s Club, Bldg. 1036 on Vogelweh Housing. For more information, call 0631354-9986. » Learn to salsa with an hour of free salsa lessons, while enjoying the margarita bar and live D.J., from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday and Jan. 26 at Armstrong’s Club, Bldg. 1036 on Vogelweh Housing. For more information, call 0631-354-9986. » Dance the night away to great rhythm and blues hits from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Jan. 19 at Armstrong’s Club’s R&B Night. Armstrong’s Club is located in Bldg. 1036 on Vogelweh Housing. For more information, call 0631-354-9986. » Do not miss Midnight Bingo at the Kazabra Club Jan. 20. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the game begins at 9. There are two guaranteed $1,000 games and a chance to win the “Twin-10” ($10,000 game). The Kazabra Club is located in Bldg. 2057 on Vogelweh. For more information, call 4897261 or 0631-536-7261. » Better Opportunities for Single Service Members is hosting a Super Bowl Party from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m. Feb. 3 at the Kazabra Club. This night also features

Seattle Seahawks special guest players and their cheerleaders. The party includes a buffet, games, giveaways and great prizes. For tickets, visit www.kaiserslautern.armymwr. com or contact your unit BOSS Representative. The Kazabra Club is located in Bldg. 2057 on Vogelweh. For more information, call 489-7261 or 0631-536-7261. » The Sembach Community Activities Center is hosting a free Super Bowl party at 6 p.m. Feb. 3 in Bldg. 220 on Sembach. The game will be played on two big screen TVs and game day food specials will be offered. For more information, call 496-5180 or 06302-67-5280. » The German American and International Women’s Club Kaiserslautern are collecting donations for the Pfennig Bazaar, scheduled to take place March 1 and 2. Donations will be taken from 9 a.m. to noon Jan. 18 and 19 at the Pfennig Bazaar warehouse, Hackstrasse 4 to 6, 67657 Kaiserslautern. Clothes, household items, electrical appliances, toys and books are needed. Furniture, mattresses, shoes, suitcases and other big items will not be accepted. For details or to volunteer, contact Martina Anctil at martina-daifc@actionline.net or 0631-41239031, or visit www.gaiwc.com. » The U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern Outdoor Recreation travel schedules for January and February are available. Visit Prague or Paris, or go skiing! For details, call Outdoor Recreation at 4934117 or 0631-3406-4117, or visit www. kaiserslautern.armymwr.com. » Bruno’s Pasta Bar, located inside of the Landstuhl Community Club, is now

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cer patients and survivors in the area. This group meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at Bambus Garden, outside Pulaski Gate by Vogelweh. For details, email RBCCgroup@yahoo.com. » The Kaiserslautern chapter of the Sergeant Morales Club meets from Meetings 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. the first Monday » The German American and In- of every month at the Rhine Ordnance Barternational Women’s Club’s toddler racks DFAC. This meeting is open to all Serplaygroup will meet from 3:30 to 5 p.m. geant Morales members, Sergeant Audie Monday and Jan. 28 in Murphy members and to any Ramstein-Miesenbach. Join would like to join. MLK birthday NCO» who parents from other cultures The German-Amercelebration and enjoy a coffee together ican Children’s Friendwhile children play and hear ship Choir welcomes all The U.S. Army Equal other languages. The fee interested children, ages 6 Opportunity Working for each play date is €2 to to 10, to join our choir for Group invites all KMC cover facility costs. For dethis upcoming Christmas members to celebrate tails, contact Katie Pelletier concert season. The choir the birthday of Dr. at president@gaiwc.com or will meet from 3 to 4 p.m. Martin Luther King Jr. 06383-9266018, or visit Wednesdays in Otterberg in from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. the GAIWC website at www. the third floor Aula (audiJan. 23 at the Galaxy gaiwc.com. torium) of the Grundschule Theater on Vogelweh. » Attention active duty, (elementary school). The The keynote speakGuard/Reserve, former choir will study good choral er will be Command or retired, commissioned singing technique and learn Sgt. Maj. Michael L. and warrant officers of the songs to perform in concert, Gragg, the command uniformed services: The which also include choreogsergeant major at First European Chapter of the raphy moves and Orff instruLandstuhl Regional Military Officers Association of ment playing. For details or Medical Center. America invites you to its first to register, contact director 2013 meeting of the memberSuann Strickland at 06301ship from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Feb. 2 at 389-8107 or suannstrickland@gmail.com. the Restaurant Barbarossahof in Eselsfürth, Kaiserslautern. Stop by for lunch, check out Baumholder events membership benefits and meet the members » The Baumholder Creative Arts of the chapter. RSVP to fleitnaker@t-online.de. Center is now offering balloon deliver» Rheinland Pfalz Quilt Guild meet- ies to your loved ones on post. For only $5 ings are held the third Thursday of each extra, you can have your balloon bouquet month. Night meetings are held the fourth delivered anywhere on Smith and Wetzel Thursday of each month. Visit www.rpqg.eu (no schools). This service is available from for the meeting location. 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fri» The Rhineland Breast Cancer Co- days. All orders must be paid at the time alition, a group of breast cancer survivors the order is placed. For details, visit the in the KMC, are celebrating life and sup- Baumholder Creative Arts Center on Smith porting and encouraging other breast can- Kaserne, Bldg. 8104. closed on Sundays. The Landstuhl Community Club will open on Sunday if a reservation is made. Call 486-6107 to coordinate events. The Landstuhl Community Club is located in Bldg. 3780. For more information, call 486-7244 or 01371-86-7244.

Chief’s Corner: Where is your focus? by Chief Master Sgt. Gregory N. Myers HQ USAFE A3/10 superintendent


here is your focus? I have seen a disturbing trend over the last few years that tells me our focus may not be where the Air Force needs it to be. I recently heard about a young technical sergeant who was unhappy with her new duty title. She approached her superintendent with concerns that the new title may negatively impact her chances of making chief master sergeant. While I applaud her long term goals, I can’t help but wonder if her focus is off. As a technical sergeant, she should be focused on two things: perfecting her technical skills and leading her people to meet the mission. She should be doing the absolute best with whatever job or duty title is given to her. It is the job of her leadership to recognize and reward her based on the merit

of her performance. Unfortunately, in today’s Air Force, there are some “leaders” whose focus is in the wrong direction; some may be too busy looking out for their own careers that they don’t have time to develop leaders underneath them. When people are so focused on their careers, and their personal future, there is a tendency to sacrifice the collective present. We start to look for ways to pad our resume to make ourselves more competitive. Is that what we are about? When we engage in community activities because we can get a bullet out of it rather than for the opportunity to make a difference, we sully the core value of service before self. Service — now that is a word we should focus on. Have we somehow lost sight of the broad stripes and bright stars that should completely capture our focus? Maybe, because we have become so selfconsumed, we have forgotten that service can be hard, uncomfortable, cold, dreary, and even deadly;

it is also what we proudly signed up for. Maybe the career counseling we need to concentrate on is how to do our jobs better, how to become better leaders, and how to do it all without the thought of how it may just be useful in helping our careers. That’s the real enemy of our service today: self. It clouds our judgment and steers our decisions down a path of indulgence. We lose the ability to make decisions for the good of the Air Force. How do we fix it? Do your absolute best at whatever mission you are given and demand the same of those you lead. Get over yourself; identify leadership potential and purposely develop people to take your place. Change your focus outward rather than inward. What can you give today? Not for a bullet, not for a medal, not for position, not even for a stripe. Think of what you can do for the betterment of our Air Force and the protection of our nation — that should be your focus.

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It’s mail time! Story and photos by Airman 1st Class Jordan Castelan 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs


he post offices around the KMC play a vital role in linking Airmen to their family and friends. During the holiday season, the rush of mail was at its highest. To help alleviate the pressure of the holiday mail rush, the post offices looked for extra volunteers. “It’s nice to be able to help out during this (holiday) season, since they are so busy,” said volunteer Megan Detroye. “This is probably the most fun volunteer job I’ve ever done.” The Airmen of the Ramstein Northside Post Office know that handling twice the normal amount of trucks might appear to be a daunting task. However, with the help of volunteers and the hard-working Airmen of the 86th Communications Squadron, the holiday mail and packages still arrived on time. “Volunteering is incredibly important. It relieves a lot of stress and eases out the process for the workers and customers,” said Senior Airman Jonathan Lee, 86th CS postal specialist. “We can never have too many volunteers. During the holidays when the workload is higher we always catch ourselves hoping for more volunteers.” Lee said the volume of mail coming in and going out was four to five times higher than any other month he has seen.

Classes And Training

» Ramstein Family Advocacy offers the following winter classes: Anger Management, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23 and 30 at the Ramstein Health and Wellness Center; How to Avoid Falling in Love with a Jerk/ Jerkette, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 11 at the HAWC; Active Parenting of Teens, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 5, 12, 19 and 26 at Family Advocacy, Bldg. 2121, third floor; and Stress Management, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 5, 12, 19 and 26 at Family Advocacy. For more information and to register, call 479-2370 or 06371-46-2370. » Couples Communication is a two-part series course being offered through Family Advocacy. In this class, learn the keys to better communication, effective listening and understanding taught in a fun learning atmosphere. Take the stress out of your relationship by enrolling today. Classes take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. every first and second Thursday of the month in Bldg. 2917 on Pulaski Barracks. To register or for more information, call 0631-3406-4203. » Did you know that anger is directly related to symptoms associated with survival instincts? Learn about how anger is triggered, ways to monitor and associate patterns of anger with thought processes and, most importantly, how to control anger in Anger Management Class, a three-part educational learning experience. Join the ACS Anger Management Class by registering for a session, offered from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every Wednesday in Bldg. 2917 on Pulaski Barracks. For more information about this class, call 493-4062 or 06313406-4062. » Stress Management class takes place from

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. the first and second Tuesday of the month in Bldg. 2917 on Pulaski Barracks. For more information about this class, call 493-4062 or 0631-34064062.

Chapel News

» The Ramstein chapel is accepting bids for the following contract positions: Ramstein Contemporary Service parish facilitator — The facilitator works in coordination with the contemporary service chaplain and many service ministries, such as worship and praise, children’s church, fellowship, ushers, prayer, outreach, sound system support team, etc. The RCS parish facilitator will also assist the contemporary service chaplain in managing programs, calendar development, announcements and communication. Ramstein Contemporary Service religious education director — The director serves as the director, coordinator, resource person, teacher, facilitator and organizer of the RCS religious education program for ages 1 through adult. Consults are coordinated with and monitored by the RCS chaplain. The program is multifaceted and requires a high degree of coordination and cooperation with military and civilian activities and authorities. Bidders are subject to criminal history background checks and must complete a Child Care National Agency Check and Inquiries and Installation Records Check. The chapel will be accepting bids until 4 p.m. today. The statement of work and bid documents can be picked up from the Ramstein North Chapel, Monday through Friday. The position will be awarded on the best value to the government. Bidders are invited to attend the bid opening

ABOVE PHOTO: Chief Master Sgt. Tiffany Smith, U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa chaplain assistant manager, and her son, Cadet 2nd Lt. Brett Smith, Germany 821st Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps A flight commander, volunteer at the Ramstein Northside Post Office Dec. 17. The post office receives its highest customer traffic during the holidays. LEFT PHOTO: Senior Airman Jonathan Lee, 86th Communication Squadron postal specialist, brings mail to the service window at the Ramstein Northside Post Office Dec. 17.

Senior Airman Nickeem Coleman, 86th CS postal specialist, put the amount of mail seen per day into perspective. “We receive two shipments a day during the holidays,” Coleman said. “Each of these shipments contain about 10,000 pounds.” Coleman and Lee both agreed that working during the holidays can be tough, however their mission of bridging the gap between Airmen and families is of utmost importance. For more information about volunteering and the post office, call 480-7857 or 06371-47-7857.

A&FRC programs The Ramstein Airman & Family Readiness Center offers the following programs: MONDAY Spouses Orientation: 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., A&FRC TUESDAY Reintegration Brief: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., IDRC Intro to German: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., A&FRC Pre-Deployment Brief: 1 to 4 p.m., A&FRC Understanding Thrift Saving Plan (TSP): 1:30 to 3 p.m., A&FRC WEDNESDAY Base Intro: 7:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., Bldg. 2402 Bundles for Babies: 8:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., A&FRC THURSDAY Pre-Separation Brief: 9 a.m. to noon, A&FRC Managing Your Money: 10 a.m. to noon, A&FRC at 9 a.m. Monday for the parish facilitator and 9:30 a.m. Monday for the RE director at the Ramstein North Chapel, Bldg. 1201. If required, bidders will have to participate in a qualifying interview. For more information about these positions, call Petra Rausch at 480-2499 or 06371-472499. » A Unitarian Universalist worship service and fellowship hour will be held from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. the second and fourth Sundays until May at the Kapaun Chapel.

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Essentials of Barcelona Story and photos by Meghan Augsburger Ramstein High School intern

From tiny tapas restaurants to bustling shopping streets, Barcelona has a wide range of attractions and cultural experiences for the entire family. Getting to the City Driving is always an option for getting to Barcelona. However, for short trips, flying is recommended. If booked far enough in advance, cheap tickets can be found. On arrival at Barcelona International Airport, it’s important to note that several safe modes of transportation exist. One of the easiest ways to get to the city is with the Aerobus. It picks up and drops off passengers at terminals one and two. The ride takes about 30 minutes with a few stops at popular hotel areas. A single journey ticket costs €5.65. A full trip costs €9.75 and lasts for nine days. Terminal two also has a train station with a connection to Barcelona. Tickets cost €3.60. Though it is convenient, it cannot take you all the way into the city. Transferring to the metro system is necessary. Gastronomy While visiting the capital of Catalunya, one cannot resist the culinary delights prepared in every tapas bar. Tapas are snacks or finger foods that vary depending on the region. These little canapes are served hot or cold throughout the entire day. Typical tapas include: • Patatas bravas — potatoes in a spicy sauce • Patatas aioli — potatoes in garlic mayonnaise • Calamares — fried squid • Jamon serrano — dry-cured ham • Croquetas — croquettes usually

filled with chicken, ham, or cod • Tortilla Espanola — potato and onion omelet • Pa amb tomaquet — tomato and olive oil bread Lunch is the largest meal of the day, consisting of up to three or four courses. It is usually eaten between 1:30 and 3:30 p.m., followed by a short nap, called a siesta. Traditionally, lunch starts with an appetizer, such as Jamon Serrano or other dried meats. The first course often includes a vegetable dish or a rice, potato or pasta based soup. A fish or shellfish dish such as Paella, a rice dish cooked with vegetables and various types of seafood, make up the second course. Roast lamb, pork and sausage dishes follow. Finally, the meal ends with a traditional dessert like Crema Catalana, a Catalan creme brulee. Catalans, especially in Barcelona, created their own version of surf ‘n’ turf. “Mar i muntanya” dishes combine seafood from the Mediterranean and delicious meats, such as lamb, from the mountain region. Locals eat tapas throughout the day because dinner is served as late as 9 p.m. Churros and a thick, whole milk hot chocolate are popular midnight treats. Sightseeing Barcelona is filled with beautiful historical sights. One of the most famous landmarks is La Sagrada Familia, a unique basilica built by Gaudí. The overall design of the church is quite gaudy with its intricate biblical carvings and unusual towers. On the inside, however, La Sagrada Familia remains surprisingly light and welcoming. Pillars line the center, carved to represent trees in a forest. The entire building was designed using principles of nature, such as the honeycomb structure of the windows

Las Ramblas is the most famous shopping street in Barcelona.

The pillars in the basilica La Sagrada Familia represent trees in a forest.

and leaf-like curvature of the roofs. Another well-known attraction is Las Ramblas, a long street filled with vendors, restaurants and human statues. At the end sits the Christopher Columbus monument, called Colom. Tourists can ride an elevator to the top of the column where they’ll find a great view of the city. For those who enjoy seeing local activities, the market of La Boqueria is the perfect stop. One can see the hustle and bustle of shopkeepers while admiring all of the exotic foods showcased by each vendor. La Cathedral de Barcelona is another interesting sight located at the heart of the city. Visitors have four options to explore: • Exploring the inside of the cathedral • Riding the elevator to the roof for a view of the city • Walking through the small garden sanctuary • Visiting the cathedral museum and gallery Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, a UNESCO world heritage site, is also highly recommended for its architecture and beautiful gardens. The entire complex is connected by a system of underground tunnels. Though it hasn’t

been used as a hospital since June 2009, tours are given daily between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. The 1992 Olympic park may appeal to sports fans touring Barcelona. The sports complexes and stadium are all located in Parc Montjuic, the site of the Magic Fountain show. The stadium itself was used for many different events, before it was renovated for the Olympics. Activities for Kids Families with small children have plenty of options. The perfect attraction for an animal loving family is the Barcelona aquarium. The aquarium features a variety of tanks with tropical, Mediterranean and deep-sea species. Visiting the Barcelona zoo is also recommended. Directly next to the aquarium is an IMAX theater, the first IMAX integral theater in the world. Customers have three viewing options: traditional IMAX, 3D and Omnimax. Omnimax movies are projected in a semispherical theater. At night, the Magic Fountain show takes place in Parc Montjuic. With its flashing, colorful lights and music, it is a perfect event to take children to.

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We asked:

How did


spend the holidays? To submit your holiday photo, or to submit normal vacation photos: Your submission must include the name of the photographer, the date of the photo, first and last names of those in the photo and location. Make sure all photos are high resolution. Write “Destinations” in the email subject line. Email your vacation photo to the editor at editor@kaiserslauternamerican.com.

Photo by Michelle McGrath

Chris Olsen (left) and Patrick Olsen snooze in the car Dec. 25 somewhere between Florence and Rome.

Photo by Marc Nguyen

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Jensen, Jacob, Michelle, Marc and Gracelyn Nguyen attend the 2012 Christmas Midnight Mass Dec. 24 at St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City.

Ryan, Theresa, Roman and Kaiteo Thuyns spend their Christmas holiday at the Edelweiss Lodge and Resort in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.

Photo by Kim Shelton

Photo by Victor Garcia

Jesse, Amanda and Jaxxon, along with their dog Madden, spend their Christmas morning at home in Kaiserslautern.

Victor, Mai, Sateen and Saleen Garcia spend Christmas in their pajamas, huddled around the tree at their home in Vogelweh Family Housing.

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1. University of Connecticut point guard Ryan Boatright dunks the ball during the 2012 Armed Forces Classic Nov .10 on Ramstein. The match-up between Michigan State University and UCONN was part of ESPN’s Veteran’s week initiative to honor the men and women who have served and are still serving in the U.S. military. 2. A German paratrooper pulls in his chute after landing during International Jump Week 2012 near Alzey, Germany. Members of six NATO countries came together to trade jump tactics and techniques and got the opportunity to earn the other nation’s jump wings. 3. Members of the 435th Contingency Response Group load into a C-130J during a 435th CRG exercise Jan. 31, 2012, on Ramstein. The exercise practiced the CRG’s ability to execute an air-land insertion into a landing zone to conduct an airfield assessment for a follow-on mission. 4. Survey team members Army Cpl. Eric Song (left) and Army Sgt. Brandon Taylor, Soldiers from the 773rd Civil Support Team, 7th Civil Support Command, video tape materials in a simulated biological chemical lab as part of their assessment training during their unit’s Army North External Evaluation Sept. 11 on Weilerbach Kaserne. 5. U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern Soldiers celebrate the Army’s 237th birthday with a motivational run on Rhine Ordnance Barracks. More than 1,000 Soldiers from the garrison’s tenant units participated in the June 8, 2012, event, led by the garrison’s commanding officer, Lt. Col. Lars Zetterstrom. 6. Cirque Dreams partner with Armed Forces Entertainment to present their “Jungle Fantasy” world tour Feb. 17 on Ramstein. Cirque Dreams performed “Jungle Fantasy” at 17 military installations in 10 different countries throughout Europe and Asia. 7. Staff Sgt. Robert Donovan, a U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern military police officer, mentors Spc. Rosa Reilvitz at the Breitenwald rifle range in Landstuhl. During a ceremony in 2012, Donovan was named Installation Management Command Europe Region’s NCO of the Year.

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

Performing arts

Pfalztheater Kaiserslautern: • “Andorra,” a play in German, by Max Fritsch, 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Jan. 18. • “Night of the Dance” features Irish step dance, acrobatics and stunts with music by Riverdance, Michael Jackson, U2, Lady Gaga, 7 p.m. Sunday. For details, visit www.nightofthedance.de. • “The Night of Musicals” features pieces from Cats, Phantom of the Opera, Evita, Dirty Dancing, 8 p.m. Jan. 20. For details, visit www.dienachtdermusicals.de. • “Engelslieder,” ballets by Stefano Giannetti, 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20 and 27. • Third chamber concert: Pardall Quartett presents works by Hindemith, Mozart and Schumann, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday. • “Dornröschen,” Sleeping Beauty, a ballet by Stefano Giannetti, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25, Feb. 6, and 3 p.m. Feb. 17. • “Nabucco,” an opera by Guiseppe Verdi, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 19, 22, 26, Feb. 8, 19, 22, and 6 p.m. Feb. 3.

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Instrumental folk The Kammgarn Kaiserslautern presents the band “Ally The Fiddle,” at 8 p.m. Jan. 18. The band combines Irish and Scottish folk music with progressive rock. Tickets cost €12. For more information, visit www.kammgarn.de.

• “Im weissen Rössl,” an operetta by Ralph Benatzky, in German, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 24, Feb. 9 and 15. • “Buddenbrooks,” a play in German based on the book by Thomas Mann, 3 p.m. Jan. 27. • “The Black Rider: The Casting of the Magic Bullets,” a rock musical by Tom Waits, William S. Burroughs and Robert Wilson, in German, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 2, 7, 13, 16, 20 and 23. For details, call 0631-3675-209 or visit www.pfalztheater.de. Kammgarn Kaiserslautern: • Svannah Blues Band presents a CD release concert, 8 p.m. today. Tickets cost €16. • Max Giesinger, Marcel Lopes and Michael Rivera feature K-town musicians Hanna Böshar and Poison & Wine, 8:30 p.m. Saturday. Tickets cost €14. • The Original USA Gospel Singers & Band, 8 p.m. Monday. Tickets cost €25. Canceled. • Ally the Fiddle presents instrumental folk metal, 8 p.m. Jan. 18. Tickets cost €12. • The band Oakfield presents Indie pop, 8 p.m. Jan. 19. Tickets cost €8. • The band 4LYN presents pop, rock ‘n’ metal, 8 p.m. Jan. 25. Tickets cost €19. • Harp player and singer Maria Palatine presents electronic pop, 8 p.m. Jan. 31. Tickets cost €20. Visit www.kammgarn.de or call 0631-3652607 for details. Fruchthalle, Kaiserslautern: • Jazz Stage meets Brasil – various musicians present South American rhythms, 8 p.m. today. Tickets cost €14. • The German State Philharmonics Rheinland-Pfalz presents “Monuments,” works by Ludwig van Beethoven and György Ligeti, 8 p.m. Jan. 25. Tickets cost €17 to €25. For details, visit www.fruchthalle. de or call the office of arts at 0631-365-1410. SWR Studio, Fliegerstrasse, Kaiserslautern: • German Radio Philharmonics Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern presents “Melancholie und Tarantella” with works by Samuel Barber and Igor Strawinsky, 1 p.m. Thursday. Lunch will be offered at noon. Tickets cost €21 with lunch and €12 without

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Mariachi music The Stadthalle Landstuhl presents “Los Mariachis del Mariachi Mexico,” with hot rhythms to dance and sing along to, at 8 p.m. Jan. 31. Tickets cost from €19.50 to €28. For more information and tickets, visit www.stadthalle-landstuhl.de.

lunch. For advance tickets and to register for lunch, call Kaiserslautern Tourist-Info at 0631-365-2317. JUZ (Youth Center), Steinstrassse 47, Kaiserslautern: • Voodoo Love and The Shamrocks perform 8 p.m. Jan. 25. Tickets cost €6.50. For details, visit www.juz-kl.de. Haus des Bürgers, RamsteinMiesenbach: • The symphony orchestra of the Kaiserslautern County presents a New Year’s concert with melodies from operas and operettas, 8 p.m. Sunday. Tickets cost €23 to €29. Visit www.hausdesbuergers.de. Stadthalle Landstuhl: • Los Mariachis del Mariachi Mexico present hot rhythms to dance and sing along, 8 p.m. Jan. 31. Tickets cost €19.50 to €28. For details, visit www.stadthalle-landstuhl.de. English Theatre, Gallusanlage 7, Frankfurt: • “Sweet Charity,” a musical by Cy Coleman, Dorothy Fields and Neil Simon, through Feb. 17. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays to Saturdays, and 6 p.m. Sundays. Visit www.english-theatre.org for details.


• Kaiserslautern, event hall on Gartenschau area, ice skating rink,

open 9 a.m. to noon, 1 to 3, 4 to 6, 7 to 9 p.m. daily. Fridays and Sundays open until 10 p.m., to Feb. 10. Tickets cost €3.50 for adults and €2.50 for children. For details, visit www.kl-on-ice.de. • Museum Pfalzgalerie, Kaiserslautern, exhibition “Lines and Movements” features drawings by American artist Linda Karshan, Wednesday to April 7. Hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays to Sundays; Mondays closed. Visit www.mpk.de for details. • Otterberg, Stadthalle, youth soccer tournament, today to Sunday (start is 10 a.m.).

Flea markets

• Kaiserslautern, Pfalzcenter (across from Daenner Kaserne), Saturdays. • Saarbrücken, Franz-Josef-RöderStrasse, Saturday. • Bad Dürkheim, Saline (saltworks), 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. • Neunkirchen, Saarpark Center, Stummplatz, Sunday. • Saarbrücken, Saarmesse, Halle 7, Sunday. • Viernheim, Rhein-NeckarZentrum, Sunday. For more information, visit www.troedlerundsammeln.de.

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Introducing the KMC’s newest residents

Harper Lee Millard

Madelyn Margaret Stepp

Born at 11:07 p.m. Dec. 14 at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center. Harper was 8 pounds, 1 ounce and 19.7 inches long. Proud parents are Tech. Sgt. Ken Millard of Cecilia, Ky., and Staff Sgt. Nkauj Millard of Appleton, Wis. The family is stationed at Ramstein.

Born at 3:51 p.m. Dec. 7. Madelyn was 7 pounds, 12 ounces and 20.25 inches long. Proud parents are Paula and Curt Stepp from Illinois. Madelyn also joins big brother Carter. The Stepp family is stationed at Ramstein.

Ashley Noelle Wood

Jaxxon Leland Jones

Born at 7:55 p.m. Nov. 19 at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center. Ashley was 9 pounds, 2 ounces and 21 1/4 inches long. Proud parents are Ben and Kim Wood from Colorado Springs, Colo. Ashley also joins big sister Avery. The family is stationed at Ramstein.

Born at 6:13 p.m. Oct. 29 at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center. Jaxxon was 6 pounds, 13 ounces and 19.7 inches long. Proud parents are Jesse and Amanda Jones from Huntington Beach, Calif. The Jones family is stationed at Rhine Ordnance Barracks.

Xander Malachi Christian Daniels

Born at 3:01 p.m. Nov. 22 at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center. Xander was 7.7 pounds and 19.9 inches long. Proud parents are Guerline Delva of Delray Beach, Fla., and Chris Daniels of Houston. Guerline is stationed at Rhine Ordnance Barracks.

Kaeden Joseph Boggess

Born at 3:48 p.m. Aug. 24 at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center. Kaeden was 8 pounds, 6.4 ounces and 21 inches long. Proud parents are Benjamin and Kristen Boggess from North Carolina. Kaeden also joins sibling Shalyn Braxton. The Boggess family is stationed at Panzer Kaserne.

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Pump it up! by Senior Airman Caitlin O’Neil-McKeown 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs Men and women from all branches gathered from around the KMC for the biannual Bench Press Competition. The event was hosted by the Ramstein Southside Fitness Center, with each individual participating for the coveted title. Congratulations to Tech. Sgt. Roderick Johnson, 721st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, for winning overall in the men’s division and to Sandi Griffin for taking the female category during this year’s second biannual bench press competition. “Sometimes it doesn’t matter if you’re huge or buff, it all depends on how much you can lift,” said Tech. Sgt. Dwayne Haynes, 786th Force

Support Squadron. “This event gives something for people to work for … and the winner gets a trophy.” During the competition, participants are separated into respective weight classes. Regardless of their class, each participant is given three chances to display their bench-press abilities. The participants select their first weight and can choose to stay at the same weight or lift more in the second and third rounds. Employees at the fitness center were ready and prepared for the event. “Spotters are standing ready, so when the event starts you can get on the bench, keep it safe and do your best,” Hayes said. Training was also a big step in competing in the event. “People come in at all

Free youth lacrosse clinic

The Kaiserslautern Lumberjacks Lacrosse Club will be hosting a free indoor lacrosse clinic for boys and girls in kindergarten through 12th grade from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the club, TSG 1861 at Hermann-Löns-Str. 25, 67663 Kaiserslautern. No equipment or experience is necessary. For more information, email ktownlax@hotmail.com or see the event post on Facebook by searching “Kaiserslautern Lacrosse.”

Kleber gym closure

The Kleber Sports & Fitness Center main gym is closed for facility renovations. No towels will be issued during this time. Kleber Sports & Fitness Center is located in Bldg. 3235 on Kleber Kaserne. For details, call 483-7610.

Miesau Physical Fitness Center hours

The Miesau Physical Fitness Center, located in Bldg. 1220, has new hours of operation. Hours are from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and training days, and closed Sundays.

ROB Fitness Center hours

The hours of operation for the Rhine Ordnance Barracks Fitness Center for the month of January are from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. For details, call 493-2241 or 0631-3406-2241.

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Military members participate in the biannual bench press competition Dec. 19 hosted by the Ramstein Southside Fitness Center.

hours, mostly to train for individual competitions,” said Airman 1st Class Johnathon Hannon, 786th FSS fitness apprentice. “We are here to give advice; we’ve been properly trained on the equipment

and how it should be used, or a modified use that would enhance a workout.” In the event of a tie in the same weight class, the referee will look at each participant’s three lifts. The one with

Indoor winter soccer clinics

Sign your child or youth up for SKIESUnlimited Indoor Winter Soccer Clinics, taught by professional soccer coaches. Clinics are held from January to March at the Special Events Center, Bldg. 237 on Rhine Ordnance Barracks, for ages 3 to 17. To find out more or to enroll, contact Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation One Stop Shop, located in Bldg. 3810 on Landstuhl Post, or Parent Central Services, Bldg. 2898 on Pulaski Barracks, by calling 493-4516/4122 or 0631-3406-4516/4122.

Gymnastics classes

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

Kung Fu, martial arts

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

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the most weight in the other attempts will be granted the winner. As the event concluded, trophies were distributed and congratulations were heard all around.

Fitness Center, Bldg. 1220. Open to U.S. ID cardholders, Department of Defense civilians, and retirees ages 16 and up. To play, contact Robert Michels at 486-8939 or 06371-86-8939 or Robert.michels@ us.army.mil.

Parent & Me Yoga Classes

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

Family Fitness

The Family Fitness class consists of circuit training for the whole family. Parents and children will get an all-over body workout in 60 minutes. Family Fitness incorporates cardio, body bars, obstacle courses and more. This class takes place from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Miesau Physical Fitness Center, Bldg. 1220. For details and prices, call 481-3797 or 06372-8423797.


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

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FRI Jan 11 - WED JAN 16 In Digital 3D: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (PG13)- Sat & Sun 13:30 Django Unchained (R)- Wed 20:00 In 2D: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journe y(PG13)- Fri 16:00, 17:15, 19:30, 22:00, Sat 15:45, 17:00, 19:15, 22:00, Sun 15:45, 17:00, 19:15, Mon Wed 16:15, 17:30, 19:45 James Bond 007: Skyfall (PG13)Fri 22:45, Sun 20:00 Rise Of The Guardians(PG)- Sat & Sun 13:30, Mon & Tue 16:00 Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2 (PG13)- Sat & Sun 13:30, Mon 20:45 Jack Reacher (PG13)-Fri 22:45, Sat 22:30, Tue 20:45 Life Of Pi (PG)- Sat & Sun 13:30 For Showtimes of Thur JAN 17Icall 06371937 037 or see www.broadwaykino.com/kmc

Galaxy Theater (Vogelweh) As of deadline, no movie schedule for Galaxy Theater was available. For movie schedules, visit www.kaiserslauternamerican.com. Editor’s note: Schedules and synopses are provided by the Army and Air Force Exchange Service. Movie times and dates are subject to change by the individual theaters. Please check with the theater to ensure accuracy.

At The Movies

Visit www.kaiserslauternamerican.com/movies.php for details will enable him to win the affection of the girl of his dreams. To find it he must discover the story of the Lorax, the grumpy yet charming creature who fights to protect his world. Starring Danny DeVito and Ed Helms.

End of Watch (R) — Young Los Angeles police officers Taylor and Zavala patrol the city’s meanest streets of south central Los Angeles. The film creates a riveting portrait of the city’s most dangerous corners, the cops who risk their lives there every day, and the price they and their families are forced to pay. Starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Peña. The Lorax (PG) — An adaptation of Dr. Seuss’ classic tale of a forest creature who shares the enduring power of hope. The animated adventure follows the journey of a boy as he searches for the one thing that

Paranormal Activity 4 (R) — It has been five years since the disappearance of Katie and Hunter, and a suburban family witnesses strange events in their neighborhood when a woman and a mysterious child move in. Starring Katie Featherston and Kathryn Newton.

Puzzle courtesy of http://thinks.com/

ACROSS 1 Engage in woolgathering? 6 Lashed 10 Fall mo. 14 Pooh pal 15 Michigan college or its town 16 “...baked in ___” 17 Berry-bearing shrub 18 Honi ___ qui mal y pense 19 Look like Groucho 20 Own 22 Giggles 24 Better equipped 26 Polish-German border river 27 Slow work 30 Mystery writers’ award 32 Largest of the Cook Islands 34 Minimal 38 Chop suey additive 39 Makes waves? 41 Ewe sound 42 Sandbar 45 Holds back 48 A bunch 50 Dido’s love 51 Double-reed player 54 Tours toast 56 Henley event 58 Clement 62 Pop musician Lofgren 63 Crowning point 65 Inuit home 66 Arch type 67 “Believe” singer 68 Oklahoma port 69 Hardy heroine 70 Preliminary contest 71 Abated DOWN 1 Beehive 2 Angelic symbol 3 Aims 4 Way back when 5 Cheese dish 6 Caf cup

7 UN agency 8 Give forth 9 Carbon 14 job 10 Heraldic cross 11 Slender blades 12 Jetties 13 Clipped 21 Single-masted vessel 23 Blue shade 25 Move backward 27 “A Farewell to __” 28 Recipe amount 29 Mythical ship 31 Stops up 33 Geek 35 Irish Rose lover 36 Yemen’s capital 37 Soviet news service 40 Hackneyed 43 Rap sheet items 44 Disoriented 46 Bring together again 47 Columbus discovery of 1493 49 Tack on 51 “Believe it __!” 52 Neutral shade 53 Makes eyes at 55 Attentive 57 Get sore 59 Angled annexes 60 Be a busybody 61 “The Wind in the Willows” character 64 ___ culpa

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Reverend Chuck Kackley Phone: 06333-9931838 Cell: 0171-6574322

Services are held at Kaiserstrasse 16 A, Einsiedlerhof WORSHIP HOURS: Sunday 10 a.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. Family Night


Sunday School 9:30 AM – Nursery Available Sundays: Corporate Worship 10:45 AM Weekdays: Men’s, Women’s and Small Group Bible Studies / Prayer Meetings www.trinityreformedpca.com Kirchenstrasse 2a, 66849 Landstuhl, Tel: 0 63 71 - 61 81 38 (across the street from European Country Living)

Air Force and Army Chapel Schedule Protestant Services t %BFOOFS $IBQFM Saturday Seventh-Day Adventist Sabbath School 9:30 a.m. Worship service 11 a.m. Sunday Chapel Next Service 10:00 a.m. POC USAG-K Chaplains Office 493-4098, Civ. 0631-3406-4098, BLDG 3150 t -BOETUVIM $IBQFM Sunday Protestant Worship and Kid’s Church 11:00 a.m. POC USAG-K Chaplains Office 493-4098, Civ 0631-3406-4098 t 3BNTUFJO /PSUI $IBQFM (480-6148) Contemporary Service, 11:00 a.m. Sunday t 3BNTUFJO 4PVUI $IBQFM (480-5753) Liturgical Services, 9 a.m. Sunday Liturgical Sunday School, 11:00 a.m. Sunday Traditional Service, 11:00 a.m. Sunday t 7PHFMXFI $IBQFM (489-6859) Gospel Service, 11:00 a.m. Sunday Protestant Education Classes are available for all ages at Vogelweh, Ramstein, Landstuhl and Daenner, For more information, call 480-2499 or 489-6743.

t -BOETUVIM $IBQFM Sunday Mass 9 a.m. Daily Mass noon Mon – Fri POC USAG-K Chaplains Office 493-4098, Civ 0631-3406-4098

Islamic Services t 3BNTUFJO 4PVUI $IBQFM .PTRVF (480-5753), Jumu’ah Prayer, 1:30 p.m. For Religious Education and Daily Prayers check Prayer Schedule

Orthodox Christian Confession by appointment Divine Liturgy - Kapaun Chapel Sun, 9:00 a.m. For more information call: 489-2496

Youth Group

Middle School Youth Group, "Plugged-In" for Landstuhl, Kaiserslautern and Sembach meets on Sundays from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Pulaski Religious Youth Center. High School Youth Group, "The Rock" meets on Sundays from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Pulaski Religious Youth Center. Dinner for Students and their Families, Jewish Religious Services "CafÊ" meets on Sundays from from 430 to 530 t 3BNTUFJO 4PVUI $IBQFM 4ZOBHPHVF (480-5753), p.m. at the Pulaski Religious Youth Center. Shabbat Evening Service, For details and other events, call Anthony Amor Friday, 7 p.m. at 0151-2411-2619 or visit www.kmcyouth.com. Catholic Services t 3BNTUFJO /PSUI $IBQFM (480-6148) Sunday Mass, 9:00 a.m. and 5 p.m. Confessions, 4 to 4:45 p.m. Sunday Daily Mass, 11:30 a.m. Mon through Fri t 7PHFMXFI $IBQFM (489-6859) Confessions, 4 to 4:45 p.m. Saturday Mass, 5 p.m. Saturday t %BFOOFS $IBQFM Sunday Confessions 11:45 a.m. Sunday Mass 12:30 p.m. Daily Mass 11:45 a.m. Tue – Fri POC USAG-K Chaplains Office 493-4098, Civ 0631-3406-4098

Denominational Services

Episcopal (St. Albans) ,BQBVO $IBQFM Sun, 10:30 a.m. Korean Service 4PVUI $IBQFM Sun, 1 p.m. Unitarian Universalist Service ,BQBVO $IBQFM 2nd & 4th Sun, 1.30 p.m. (Sep through May) Wiccan ,BQBVO "OOFY 1st & 3rd Sat, 7 p.m. Confessional Lutheran (WELS) 4PVUI $IBQFM 2nd & 4th Sun, 4 p.m.

Baumholder International Worship Center Centro de AdoraciĂłn Internacional Baumholder Ăœberm Weiher 2 (GPS-Am Rauhen Biehl 2) 55774 Baumholder Tel. 06783-185-0980 Sunday Intl Worship: 11:00 hr Wednesday Prayer/Bible Study: 19:00 hr Pastors Harry & Cristina Rodriguez, Jr. Tel: (Handy/Cell) 01577-9105550 E-mail: pastorharryrodriguez@hotmail.com

Kaiserslautern Church of Christ Mßhlstrasse 34 • 67659 Kaiserslautern Schedule of Services Sundays


Bible Classes (all ages) 10:00 a.m. Worship 11:00 a.m. & 6:00 p.m. Devo. & Bible Study 7:00 p.m.

Contact Information

Tel. 06 31 - 36 18 59 92 Web: www.ktowncoc.org • E-mail: info@ktowncoc.org Herb Doyle 0 63 71 - 46 75 16 • John Phillis 01 60 - 6 42 79 95 “The churches of Christ salute you.â€? - Romans 16:16

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Kaiserslautern American


January 11, 2013 Ramstein/Kottweiler: new, bright, single apt. 40sqm, 1 bedrm, 1 liv/dinrm, 1 bath, built in kitchen, laundryrm, â‚Ź595.-incl. util. Call George: Call 01703814237

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Rodenbach Hohlstr. 3 comfy attic Apt 100sqm liv-space, new BIK w/everything, big bathrm 2BR 1livrm, lrg hallway, cpks, 06374992533 or 0179-8585307 Rodenbach, 8 min RAB, nice apt., 90 sqm, modern BIK, 2 bedrooms, floor heating, big terrace, Rent - 500 â‚Ź, avail. now IhrZuhause (your home) Immobilien 015787016817 Schwedelbach, first flr comfort apt, fully furn, 3bed, liv/dinrm, BIK, bath, guest WC, big terrace and garden, 103sqm, basement, laundryrm, carpark, â‚Ź910 incl util + elec. Tel: 06371-404202 or 0170-6173410 Spesbach: 2 bedrm. apartment, living-diningrm., brand new builtin-kit., pantry, 1 bath, basement, 585,-- â‚Ź + util www.agra-immobili en.de 06371/57656 Weilerbach - Eulenbis, Brunnenweg 6, Studio, ground floor, beautiful view, balc, bdrm, liv-dinrm, bik, 1.5bath, pantry, floor heating, 90sqm, Rent â‚Ź650, incl heating, extra electricity, no realtor fee, Call 06371-50549




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Weilerbach - Eulenbis, Brunnenweg 6, 3 bdrm, liv/dinrm, large pantry, storage, 2 baths, kitchen, dish-washer, 160 sqm, 2 parking spaces, incl util, extra elec, no realtor fee, â‚Ź1150, Call: 0637150549 Weilerbach, 7 min. RAB, 110 sqm, garage, fully furnished, Rent 570 â‚Ź, avail. now, also for a short period of time, IhrZuhause (your home) Immobilien 0157-87016817

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! 140sqm Townhouse 4.5BR lg liv rm bik 1.5bath yard 1park-spot second poss., 13min to K-town & 20min to Ramstein avail 1 March â‚Ź940 +util Tel: 0160-92433650 or 089-78707661 !!New Duplex Ramstein!! 3bed, 1.5bath, bik, fireplace, KARE Realty 06374-802056 â‚Ź930 10 min Ramstein, 180 sqm, 5 BDR, rent 1260 â‚Ź, No fee, ZIAI DZ Immobilien 01726823232 10 min Vogelweh, 250 sqm, FSH, 6 BDR, 3 baths, sauna, double garage, rent â‚Ź 1700, ZIAI DZ Immobilien 01726823232 1Fam House 66887 Rutsweiler 100sqm BIK bath 3BR liv/dinrm basem carport yard â‚Ź 665 +util 0170-1073965 5 min to Ramstein, HĂźtschenhausen, FSH, 230 sqm, big LR, 3 BDR, 2,5 baths, rent â‚Ź 1700, No fee, ZIAI DZ Immobilien, 01726823232 5min to RAB duplex 142sqm 3BR liv/din rm w/ open firepl 1.5baths BIK basem carport â‚Ź880 +utl 0176-10038829 Airbase: 15 min Bruchmuehlbach: brand new, luxury house, 340 sqm house, 5 br, 3 bath, firepl, floorh. gar, yard E 2450,- ; Kaiserslautern: 4 br house, 2 bath, firepl, yard, gar E1900,- ; Waldmohr: nice 230 sqm, 5 br, dplx, yard, gar, E 1680,-; Hermersberg: freest, new, 3 br, 2 bath, one floor, floorh, E 1270,-; JR Realty - reduced fee - Ph: 0170-3159692 or jrrealtykmc@yahoo.com Altenglan (20min to RAB): Wonderful House with a fantastic view, big yard, 170sqm, 5BR/ 2BA, fire-place, 2garages+carport â‚Ź 1.350.- + util 06371/943310 www.GermaWild-Immobilien.de American Church Building for rent, 400dqm, Landstuhl best location, big parking lot, church permission, single standing, phone 0176-24378965 / email MTI1000@ t-online.de Bann, nice 160 sqm duplex, build 1999, yard, E 239000, Immo T. 016096096498



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Kaiserslautern American

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Attached House in Ramstein, 5 min to RAB, 120sqm BIK, big liv rm, 2Bedrooms, bathrm w/ shower-tub gallery to use as guest bedrm or office, fitness rm w/ shower & toilet in the basement, terrace, yard, 2park-spot. No pets please. €920+util 0637158426 Available with GP Residences: Very nice Miesau House, 4 Br, 2 baths, liv/din rm, garage, yard, balcony, €1,390. Luxury Bruchmühlbach House, 5 BR, 3 baths, top notch bik, liv/din rm, yard, double garage, storage €2,300. Modern Hütschenhausen House, 3 BR, 2 baths, nice kitchen with dining area, yard, garage, basement, €1,000. Largely reduced fees, call 0162-4131-878 or 06372-3211 or email: gpresidences@gmx.net. Bann: duplex, 4 bedr., 1 ½ bath, livingrm., diningrm., build-in-kit., patio, yard, garage, 1.100,-- + util www.AGRA-Immobilien.de 06371/ 57656 Beautiful detached house in Weselberg, Living+Dining-rm, office, 5bedrm., 2,5 bathrm, 2kitchens+storage-rm, laundryrm, 2 balconies, patio, garage + 2 parkingspots, cellar + storage-rm, garden, DSL, 1850 €+additional costs, available now 015164804494 / b.silki@gmx.de Beautiful freest. house in Herschberg, 195 sqm, 5 bedr. 2 bath, yard, close to Landstuhl a. Ramstein, - quiet area -, Summerhouse (BBQ) - available now $1300 call 01773169142 Brand new FSH 220 m², 20 km to RAB, 3 BR, 1 Studio, 2.5 Baths, BIK, Liv/Din-Room, Double-Carport, Yard, Pets negotiable, Rent: 1720 Euro + util., Avail: Jan 15, 2013. For more information please contact G.I. Bill Pay Service & Real Estate: 06371-465407 or 0160-1065196 or ramstein@gibill pay.com

Cozy 2 story 3BR, house w/ huge private garden near woods. Open firepl in downstairs livrm w/ loft den, 2 bath, BIK w/ garden view, lrg one car garage w/ house access. Very private / quiet. Small pets. (Google map: Golfclub; Zipcode: 66424) Just 5 min from Waldmohr €1000, Landlord member of German American Club, Call: 06841-72151 Extraordinarily freest House, 290sqm, fireplace, heated-floors, 3BR, 2.5bath, garage, terrace, garden, 2balc. €2100 + util. Call: 06383-579159 FSH 165 m² in Glan-Muenchweiler, 10 km to RAB, 4 BR, 1.5 Bath, BIK, Liv/Din-Room, Yard, Garage, Pets negotiable, Rent: 1340 Euro, Avail: Feb. 1, 2013. For more information please contact G.I. Bill Pay Service & Real Estate: 06371465407 or 0160-1065196 or ramstein@gibillpay.com FSH 270 m² in Ramsen, 20 min to Sembach or KL, very excl, american Style, Pool, Aircond, 3 BR, 2 BIK, big Liv/Din-Room, 2 fireplace, Basement, Office, 1000 m² Yard, Pets allowed, Rent: 1590 Euro + util., no fee, Avail: Jan 07, 2013. contact: Tel.: 0174-2111176 FSH in Schönenberg-Kübelberg, 220m², 4BR, 2Baths, Floor Heading, BIK, fenced backyard, highspeed-Internet, Garage and Carport Tel.: 0160 8248900 €1400 alterelfer@yahoo.de, 06373 3516 Glan-Münchweiler new Bungalow, 130sqm, 3bedr, livr, bik, 2bath, floorheating, terrace, yard, carport, €980 + util. Roth Immobilien 06374-994776 or 01711950606 Hauptstuhl: duplex, 3 bedr. 1 ½ bath, living-diningrm., built-in-kit., patio, carport, 1000,-- + util www.AGRA-Immobilien.de 06371/ 57656 House 270sqm Geiselberg ca. 20km RAM / 15 Vogelw. 5BR 2BIK 1 3/4 bath sauna terr dbl garage w/elec door, partyrm, garden stor, basem/laundry, pets allowed, €1800 +util no fees Call: 0162-2568302 Queidersbach, nice 3 bm duplex, studio, carport, E980, Immo. T 016096096498

Bruchm-Miesau, garage, 4 Bedr, 2.5 baths, garage, 155sqm, €1170 + util, Martinshöhe, fsh, 4Bedr, 2baths, 2garages, 170sqm, €1320 + util, Immobilien Hauschild, Tel: 06373-505600

Hütschenhausen, modern freest. house, 4 bdr, 2 bath, office, garage, with finders fee, Schicker Wohnen €1600 Martin 01771700206 K`town (Einsiedlerhof): house w. 5,5 bedrooms, living-diningroom, kitchen w. b.i.k., 2,5 bathrooms, basement, garage a. yard, KD Baubetreuung €1598 06371619033 / kd-baubetreuung@t-onli ne.de Kaiserslautern - Einsiedlerhof, office for rent, good business location, 75sqm, 3rms, ground floor, off street park, €750 + util, 0631-4129421 KL-Morlautern: nice duplex, 5 bedr. 2 ½ bath, living-diningrm., built-in-kit., patio, yard, garage, 2.080,-- + util www.AGRA-Immobi lien.de 06371/57656 K'town - City walk! Histor. house, renov. 4BR, 2,5Bath, Liv/Din.r., huge kitch. firepl. terr. & garden, 2cargar. Call Realtor Erwin 017661204301 €2000 oyano@aol.com Langenbach, 5kilom. to Autobahn A 63 (Kusel), 210sqm, 3BR, 3liv, 2dinrm, 2BIK, 2baths, 2storerms, laundryrm, balc, garden, oil heat, car park, €1100 + util, Call: 06384-5140339 or 01717469671 Linden, 140sqm free-stand new renovated house 10 min to Vogelweh, 3 bm new bik, garage, patio, big yard, E 920, Immo.T 016096096498 Luxury big FSH, 20km to K-Town 180sqm, 4BR, 2bath, flr heating, BIK, terrace, balc, garden, quiet area, €1300 + util, Call Henry 0172-6634425 Nice 6 bm free-stand house in Höheinöd, nice view, big yard, 10 min to landstuhl, E 1800, Immo T. 016096096498

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Lux. Brand new 8mil. KL, 3BR, hitech 2cp, 170sq, €1500 neg. must see. Ramstein 220sqm, 5BR, 2 gar, €1400, Nanzd. 290sqm, 3BR, xxl gar, €2100, Waldmohr, 280sqm, 5BR, 1gar, €1550, Lux apt, Kindbach, 150sqm, 1stclass int, gar, €1100, call for more, Call: Realtor Erica, 016096697945, florida0001@gmx.de Mackenbach, brand new Duplex, 200sqm, 3Bedr. + 1Guestr. 3Bathr., Liv-Dinr., BiK, laundry, storage, patio, garage, garden, no pets, available 08. Febr. 2013., monthl. rent 1.490.-€ +util, RMImmobilien@t-online.de or 06374-915430 Mackenbach, Top-Villa, FSH, brand new, 372sqm, 5Bedr., 3Bathr., bigLiv-Dinr., BiK, studio, laundry, storage, patio, garage, garden, available now., monthl. rent 2.910.-€ +util, RMImmobilien@t-online.de or 06374-915430 Mackenbach, Top-Villa FSH, ca. 290qm, 5Bedr., 3Bathr., bigLivDinr., BiK, laundry, storage, patio, garage, garden, available from 09. Febr. 2013., monthl. rent 2.238.-€ +util, RMImmobilien@t-online.de or 06374-915430 Mackenbach: nice townhouse, 160sqm, 4bedr, liv, bik, 2.5bath, terrace, yard, €1080 + util, Roth Immobilien 06374-994776 or 0171-1950606 Mehlingen; Exclusive house, 160sqm, granite floors, brand new BIK, 4 BR, 1.75 bathrms, storerm, 2 util rooms, carport avail. House avail now, €1120 + util, Call: 0176-64206617 Miesau, 140sqm, 3BR, 2bath, bik, smal yard, 2parkspots, quiet area. €1070+ util. Call 015201969839 or after 4pm 06372508608 Nanzdietschweiler (Ramstein school): Freest. House in a beautiful area, 287sqm, 3BR/2,5BA, balcony, terrace, yard, fireplace, big garage, floor-heat € 2.100.- + util 06371/943310 www.GermaWildImmobilien.de New freestanding house Weilerbach-Pörrbach, 240sqm, 4bedr., livr. Bik, 2bath, studio, open fireplace, balcony, terrace, yard, €1750 + util. Roth Immobilien 06374-994776 or 0171-1950606 Nice 180sqm architect-house close to Sembach/Panzer/Kleber, open-fire-place, 2 baths, 2garages, patio with pond, yard, E1250 Immo T. 016096096498 Nice FSH 250 m² built in 2011, 25 km to RAB, 5 BR, 2 Baths, BIK, Liv/Din-Room, In-Law-Suite, Double-Garage, Rent: 2015 Euro + util., Avail: Now, Pets negotiable. For more information please contact G.I. Bill Pay Service & Real Estate: 06371-465407 or 01601065196 or ramstein@gibill pay.com Nice House with 3 Bedrm., Livrm., Big Kitchen BIK, Bath, GToil., 2Balcony, 2Garagen, Big Yard, DSL, AFN, No fee, available now. €750 063847067 or 01638150865/ michaelx-xbraun@ web.de

January 11, 2013 Nice separate 1BR House in Kindsbach, BIK, 60sqm €320 w/o utl +1mo dep, avail now, for quiet people, car park, 06371-913900 Nice Townhouse 150 m² in Mackenbach, 3 BR, 1 Studio, 2 Baths, BIK, Liv/Din-Room, Storage, Yard, Pets negotiable, Rent: 1080 Euro + util., Avail: January, 2013. For more information please contact G.I. Bill Pay Service & Real Estate: 06371-465407 or 0160-1065196 or ramstein@gibill pay.com Oberarnbach: freestanding, 5 bedr. 2 ½ bath, living-diningrm., built-in-kit., patio, yard, double garage, 1700,-- + util www.AGRA-Im mobilien.de 06371/57656 Olsbrücken (Kaiserslautern school): Very nice 230sqm House, 6BR/2,5BA, yard, terrace, balcony, sauna, sunroom, 2 garages, € 1.740.- + util 06371/943310 www.GermaWild-Immobilien.de Queidersbach: exclusive freestanding 6 bedr., 3 ½ bath, livingdiningm, open fire-place, built-inkit., patio, yard, 2 garages, basement, 3.480,-- + util www.agra-im mobilien.de 06371/57656 Queidersbach: Townhouse: 4 bedr, 2bathr, available 15. Feb € 1.200,--RE/MAX Dreamhomes 4 U, Landstuhl, Kaiserstr. 4, 06371/ 6129262 or 0170 685 0060 Email wolfgang.wiedmann@remax.de

Rodenbach: Rowendhouse, like duplex, 197sqm, 4BR/2,5BA, terrace, small yard, carport € 1340.+ util 06371/943315 www.Germa Wild-Immobilien.de Schrollbach: Freest house with nice big yard, 4BR/2,5BA, balcony, terrace € 1.070.- + util 06371/943310 www.GermaWildImmobilien.de Small House 3Bedr, liv/dinr, kitchen, bath, furn or unfurn, for young couple, no children or pets, carport, close to Sembach AFB. For more info call 06303-3966 Spesbach: freest. house w. 4 bedrooms, living-diningroom, kitchen w. b.i.k., 2 bathrooms, basement, yard KD Baubetreuung €1330 06371-619033 / kdbaubetreuung@t-online.de Steinwenden: FSH, 4 bedr., 3,5 bath, garage in basement, € 1.400,-- + util., I.B.u.Immobilienservice Thomas Sourißeaux 06374 995 694 Thomas.sx@t-onli ne.de Various beautiful houses in different locations/school districts for rent. Rent varies from 830-2300 Euro. The houses are located in the following regions: Ramstein, Landstuhl, Kaiserslautern, Sembach, Baumholder and Kusel. Reduced finder's fee! For more information please contact G.I. Bill Pay Service & Real Estate: 06371465407 or 0160-1065196 or ramstein@gibillpay.com

Ramstein downtown, FSH, 200 sqm 5 BDR, rent € 1200, ZIAI DZ Villa in Kusel near center, 220 m² Immobilien 01726823232 renovated, 5-6 Bedr., 2 Bathr., 3 Ramstein school district: FSH, 4 ½ bath, Basement, available now. bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, BIK, No Fee € 1410,-- RE/MAX Dreamgas heating, terrace, nice yard, ga- homes 4 U, Landstuhl, Kaiserstr. rage, basement. Av. 1st Feb € 4, 06371/6129262 or 0170 685 1350 + ut. KKA Immobilien.Tel. 0060 Email wolfgang.wiedmann@ 0172-6855976 or melindakka@ remax.de. Waldmohr: absolute luxury aol.com brand new FSH, 270sqm, 4 bed, Ramstein village: attractive freestanding house, 150sqm, 3 bed, 2.5 bath, open plan living, desi1.5 bath, BIK, beautiful yard, gner BIK, storage, sauna, radiant heating, garage, yard singles or couples only, no pets € floor 1000 + ut. KKA Immobilien, 0172/ backing on to fields and woods € 6855976 or melindakka@aol.com 2100+ut. Av. now, KKA Immobilien 0172/6855976, melindakka@ Ramstein-Miesenbach: nice 5 aol.com bm house, garage, yard, E1180, Weltersbach: freestanding 4-5 Immo. T. 016096096498 bed., 2 ½ bath, living-diningrm, Ramstein-Obermohr, nice FSH, built-in-kit., patio, yard, garage, ca. 200sqm, 4Bedr., 2,5Bathr., 1.565,-- + util www.AGRA-Immobi Livr., Dinr., storage, laundry, pa- lien.de 06371/57656 tio, garden garage available now, mthl. rent 1.500 € + util, HOUSES / APTS RMImmobilien@t-online.de or FOR SALE 06374-915430 Reduced Price! V. nice freestanding house in Waldmohr. Just renovated, 278sq, 2 LR, 5 BR, 2,5 bths, fireplace, winter garden, big nice yard, garage, bbq place. €1550 + utilities 06373 - 3567 or 0160 - 92616758

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Reichenbach-Steegen, nice modern newer 5 bedr freest, 208 sqm, nice bik, open din & liv rm, fireplace, 2.5 bath, patio, yard, solid dbl carport, nice located 1484,€ Reduced Fees Real Estate Sabine Leppla please call: 01792267905

20min to RAB or Ktown - Hefersweiler: great house, about 330 m² livingspace, 8-9 bedr, 3 bathr, Livingr, 2 built in kitchen, balcony, all tiled and floor heated, garage, fantastic view, available now € 289.000, RE/MAX Dreamhomes 4 U, Landstuhl, Kaiserstr.4, 06371/ Rodalben, 66976, Lohnstrasse 6129262 or 01706850060, email 75, 225sqm, 5BR, 3bath, 1BIK, wolfgang.wiedmann@remax.de poss Kitchen, liv/dinrm, garage, Kindsbach: nice duplex with gagarden, storagerm, pets allowed, rage build 2006, 145sqm, 4bm, 2 €1720 + util, Call: 0152-28168182 baths, E200000, Immo T. or 06331-145696 016096096498

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Available with GP Residences: Very nice freestanding house, Glan-Münchweiler area, 5 Br, 2.5 baths, nice bik, pantry, hobbyroom, storage, carport+off street parking, €287.500. Largely reuduced fees. Call 0162 4131 878 or 06372-3211 or email: gpresidences@gmx.net Bruchmühlbach: Freestanding house with 5 bedr., in a quiet neighborhood, new renovated, about 211 m² livingspace, 540 m² property, garage, 255.000,-- € www.agra-immobilien.de 0637157656 Hohenecken: very nice freestanding House, 214qm living space, BIK with pantry, huge dining and living room, 5BR/2,5BA, Basement, Attic can be remodeled additional 80qm, nice Garden, Garage. RE/MAX Real Estate Center ask for Kryspina 0631/41408880 or 0176/61265403

Miesau: new modern freest. 192 sqm house, property 400 sqm, living-dining area, open kitchen w. b.i.k., 4 bedrooms, 1,5 bathrooms, gallary, terrace a. yard €335000 06371-619033 / kdbaubetreuung@t-online.de Ramstein (Obermohr): new freest. 334 sqm house, property 900 sqm, living-dining area w. open fireplace, 5 bedrooms, 2,5 bathrooms, balcony, terrace, double garage a. yard €445000 06371-619033 / kdbaubetreuung@t-online.de

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Page 33 Single house in Mackenbach, 4BR, 2.5 bath, big liv/dinrm w/ wintergarden & cosy tiled stove, BIK, storagerm, laundryrm, 4balc, garage and carport, + add. sep apt w/ Bik, bath w/ shower, has a sep entrance. 253sqm, €387,000 Call: 0176-13650316 or 063837208

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A large variety of boys clothing. Pick out five either pants or shirt or both for only $20. Age 2 to 7, 017622987498 Baby and child´s-items, Clothes, maternity-clothes, strollers, baby bed, car-seat, low prices! â‚Źall must go, I need space, 06385993230 Brand New / Never Used Spyder Snowboarding jacket $45 ales sio.johnson@yahoo.com Cat tree scratch post. 3 tier 6 feet high. $50.00 017684658955 email spvendor@gmail.com Collection of leather bound, signed by the author, 1st edition books, mint cond. Over 100 different books. Authors include: Norman Mailer, William F. Buckley, Joseph Heller, Elie Wiesel, Donald Mc Dunne, John Updicke, Tom Wolfe, etc. $ 15.000 - serious inquiries only! Call: 0631-940213 or 0151-270-19822 Designer Hand bag. George Gina and Lucy. Used twice. Paid 160 euros for the bag. â‚Ź100 017622987498 Firewoood, dry wood for open fire place, sawn/splitted, incl. delivery, 0152-546 46 166 Giant Antique Warehouse Sale, Sat, 12 Jan, Sun 13 Jan, 10am3pm Schneeweiderhof 11, 67754 Essweiler Map: www.schoolhou se-antiques.com Green Snowboarding / Skiing jacket $25 alessio.johnson@ya hoo.com I am looking to start a book club, the meetings will be once a month and the books will be chosen democratically. $Book Club! brittneyfaith@hotmail.com I'm selling Black Ops, Madden 12 and COD MW3 for 30 Dollars, the other games will be sold for 10 dollars each. Games Included are NBA 07, Madden 11, F $30 alessio.johnson@yahoo.com iPad 2 NIB. White wifi only 01514641-2770 $375 Tmiamor72@ya hoo.com Italian Women's brown leather jacket $25, alessio.johnson@ya hoo.com Kids Red Colombia skiing / Snowboarding jacket $10 ales sio.johnson@yahoo.com Lace dress, eggshell/offwhite, size 6, never worn. For wedding/ prom/summer night out. $50; 017622987498 or isabell_1_98@ya hoo.com Pic on www.classworld.eu does not do justice. Beautiful dress. Like New Chaffing Dish. Used once includes 3 pans for food. $30.00 017684658955 email spvendor@gmail.com Metal Detector Used in good condition. White Classic IDX with a Blue Max 950 coil. $200.00 017684658955 email spvendor@ gmail.com Natural Fox fur Vest, looks very rich, feels very warm! Paid over $400, can't wear it due to PCs to Hawaii, won't need it there. pics available, 017670336001 Original Force Fins in good condition. Size ML in color Aquamarine. divefreakgary@google mail.com Tel. 01713610739 â‚Ź139 Original Force Fins in good condition. Size ML. color Green. â‚Ź149 divefreakgary@googlemail.com. Tel. 01713610739

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M . L . KI NG DAY SALE JANUARY, 18-19-20-21 Our special offers for M.L. King Day Weekend at MK in Belgium:

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Pink and white snake skin purse, not real. pics on www.classworld.eu isabell_1_98@yahoo.com Porcelain dolls, over 100 to choose from, all dressed. Price Obo Call: 0176-90796039

January 11, 2013 Size 52-57. Multi color childrens bike helmet, for boys. $20 017622987498 Sunbeam Table Top BBQ portable Grill used once $10. Can deliver to RAB Call: 06332-41560 Swarovski Crystal - Attention collectors! All retired pieces reduced to half their value, All pieces over 20years old! Prices greatly reduced! Great gift for any special occasion! Private collection! Retired pieces. koala bear mother and baby, Panda mother & baby, whale, turtle. Call for info: 06332-41560 between 2pm to 9pm. Can deliver to RAB! Swarovski SC Isadora & Antonio, from the trilogy (magic of dance) 2002 & 2003, w/crystal signs & displays) will sell separately, Price 299 â‚Ź each obo Call: 01622762421 Swarovski, silver, crystal, trilogy masquerade, 1999-2001, w/crystal signs & displays, 899â‚Ź obo Call: 0162-2762421 Techno / Dancefloor Synth. "Quasimidi Sirius" with integrated 11 Ch. Vocoder (also voice distortion) + Synthesizer "Quasimidi Raven Max" + Keyboard stand â‚Ź1600 inserat@xbox-lan.com Two 300 watt transformers, $20 each. One 75 watt transformer, $10. All 3 transformers for $40. 06357-96083 / skip_grominger@ hotmail.com Warhammer 40K players wanted for in and around Baumholder! Games held every Thursday night! Email for details. Spondored by the Imperial truth! JN19842007@ yahoo.com

Wet vac and vac in one. only used one time. call 015125207361 â‚Ź80 euro coupe32graffiti@hotmail.com Whirlpool washer & Dryer 220V. owned it only one year. New condition. call 015224456565 for more information. $500.00 grandmamart@yahoo.com Wine Rack/Holder, holds six bottles, attractive metal finish, fits perfectly in a small, narrow space. $10; 0163-330-5535 or john@ad vantipro.de

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2 identical beds, 100 years old including frames and springs. Photo avail online or per e-mail. Price is for both beds together. $350 06357-96083 / skip_grominger@ hotmail.com Corner dining room set; Oak; Table, Chair bank, and three chairs. Good Condition; Price negotiable. $150 06361/4588663 or joeciocca@yahoo.com Designer childrens bed, Paidi, 140x70cm, height adjustable slatted frames, removable railings incl mattress and head protection, no smoking household, very good condition â‚Ź120 obo, Tel. 06385415150 Dining table w/ 2 benches, massiv wood - oak style, â‚Ź250 017690796039 Real leather 2 seater. Fits with ease 3 people. Call 015125207361 â‚Ź325 euro

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German living room schrank; 3.30m X 2.20m X 0.65m; Mahogany, very good condition $400 06361/4588663 or joeciocca@ya hoo.com

There have been reports of pets being sold from breeding facilities that are not managed at the highest professional standards. Please choose your pet carefully. Make sure you check the credentials of the people selling the pet, and get proper paperwork showing shots and/ or other proof of healthy condition. For further advice, consult your Veterinarian.

German Sideboard and Highboard for Sale. Oak-rustic color, massiv. Great condition! New €1200 each, now selling for €250 Free to good home. Lab/Greyeach! Call: 0176-907-96039 Hello, Im selling our Rocking hound mix and Shepherd mix, chair. We got it from Ikea, but we both 7 y/o, w/ crates, beds, are running out of space now. It's bowls, and more. forsale.bigfam@ in a good condition. Just home gmail.com pick up. $40 arnold_janine@ya Pet Kennel, 200 cm X 200 cm X hoo.com 130 cm, galvanized metal frame High quality, round, beveled with aluminum roof. Cost 503.23 glass (not pictured) top dining ta- euros new. Contact for pics. €200 / ble and four chairs. Hand carved cahilldd@yahoo.com wooden pedestal. Costs over 600 0035226361883 dollars new. $225.00 jcambr@ya PROFESSIONAL hoo.com Like New glass table. No cracks. Table also includes 6 black leather chairs. Table extends for a 6 person sitting $350 ales sio.johnson@yahoo.com Oak living room schrank, 3.40m X 2.20m x 0.65m; Very good condition; Price negotiable. $325 06361/4588663 or joeciocca@ya hoo.com Sofa and coffee table. Call 015125207361 €75 euro each coupe32graffiti@hotmail.com



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MRE (Meal Ready to eat) Wanted for Private. Back call Garanteed. 0170-1910484 New Challenge for Baseball / Softball Coaches!! The River Bandits Baseball and Softball Team, located in Saarbrücken (A6, 30min from KL) is looking for coaches for both teams and also players. Please contact: ste fan.frantz@sfr-consult.de or call 0171-8634083 Want to hire a graffiti artist for a mural project. Approx. 3m high and 7m wide. $Negotiable Bradshawjones@gmail.com

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Professional Services are offered by registered businesses as well as private people. To ensure a satisfactory service experience, please always ask for credentials and deny payments up front. For cleaning services, arrange for payments after a final walk-through and inspection of the clean house.

Two Piece Corner schrank, Oak, you will be satisfied, 06371good condition; price negotiable 976660. $100 06361/4588663 Michi & Maxi Service! PCS cleaning, trash hauling, painting, reguPERSONAL lar yardwork, etc. 0176-70610963

Ohio CPA available for Financial Planning & Tax Return preparation. 063759942918 / dhausman@ Attractive 35yrs single black lady dlhcpa.net is seeking to find a happy relationship. bahaulinelinda@yahoo.com, Translator/Interpreter Certified KL., near Vogelweh. Reasonable bahaulineline@yahoo.com German Lady, 47 looking for nice rates. Call: 0631-54440 All ads & pics can be viewed @ www.class-world.eu

Americans (caucasian, F/M) my age who can speak German (my English is not so great.. For friendship. Please Text message! 0160/ 6737687

Tutor in Math and Science. All levels by Certified Public Accountant. 063759942918 / dhausman@ dlhcpa.net

Warm-heated, great humor 34yrs single black lady with a generous touch of friendship seeks to find a happy relationship. rosemaryadolf@yahoo.com

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Double bass drums preferable but not necessary. No experience needed. Must love Heavy Metal. $Drummer for Heavy Metal Band jose.l.rodriguez-1@ou.edu


I really would like a Samsung Galaxy S2 (or S3) that works - used (unlocked) Please call. 015126914869

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Solid marble table and planter. Great for in or outdoors. Very nice and heavy. Lasts forever. $100 !!PCS Stress, we will take your 015152529781 PCS Cleaning stress off your Swivel chair, white, adjustablehands Nicky 0176-87076932 height, 4 rollers, almost new, great for office or dressing table. Pri- A Happy New Year to all of my ce negotiable! €75 017640387821 students and the entire American Maja Rittmann, Two linear TV stands and one community! corner TV stand; Oak, good condi- www.german-4-everyone.de, 0 63 tion; $25 each or $65 takes all 83/92 59 08 three, prices negotiable 06361/ Eva's cleaning service, let us 4588663 or joeciocca@yahoo.com clean your house, we guarantee

Young, educated female looking for life partner. I need mature, kind, strong man next to me. I'm family oriented. Contact me: zemfirita@gmail.com

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