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January 20, 2012

January 20, 2012

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Volume 36, number 3

Ramstein welcomes new command chief by 2nd Lt. Kay M. Nissen 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs The 86th Airlift Wing welcomed its new command chief when Chief Master Sgt. James A. Morris and his family arrived at Ramstein at 1:30 p.m. Sunday. Morris’ last assignment was with the 19th Airlift Wing at Little Rock Air Force Base, where he also served as command chief. Gen. C.K. Hyde, 86th AW commander, said he is very pleased to welcome the new command chief.

“We look forward to Chief Morris’ leadership and experience,” the general said. “He will be a great asset to the 86th Airlift Wing and our KMC family, ensuring our Airmen and their families are mission ready.” This is Morris’ fourth time being assigned to U.S. Air Forces in Europe and his second time being stationed at Ramstein. In fact, he witnessed the 1964th Communications Group transfer from Air Force Communications Command to the 86th Airlift Wing. As the new command chief, Morris is responsible for the health and wel-

fare, professional development, training, combat readiness, and good order and discipline of the enlisted personnel here. “My main focus is about professionalizing the enlisted force,” Morris said. Morris also said he wants to help the enlisted corps understand why each job is important to the mission of generating airpower. Furthermore, he seeks to improve peer-to-peer relations to solve problems at the lowest level. Morris encourages enlisted personnel See WELCOME, Page 3

Chief Master Sgt. James A. Morris

Eurocorps deploys to Kabul Members of Eurocorps board a C-17 Globemaster III before being deployed to Kabul, Afghanistan, in support of International Security Assistance Force Tuesday on Ramstein. Eurocorps is a multinational standing Army corps available for the European Union and the Atlantic Alliance.

Courtesy photo

Brig. Gen. Mark Hendrix (right), commanding general of the 7th Civil Support Command and deputy commanding general of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command, speaks with Capt. David Moses (left), commander of the 624th Movement Control Team, and Sgt. 1st Class Gary Brown, the 624th MCT first sergeant, about the unit’s mission in Iraq Dec. 19 on Ramstein.

624th MCT returns home by 2nd Lt. Chaz Deering 635th Movement Control Team The 39th Transportation Battalion welcomed back home the 624th Movement Control Team Dec. 19 after a 10-month deployment to Iraq. The unit was responsible for the movement of all convoys, equipment and Soldiers leaving Iraq and was the last MCT to redeploy. During the drawdown the unit acted as the gateway to Kuwait issuing transPhoto by Airman 1st Class Kendra Alba

Get to know how to properly wear the green fleece cap. See Page 9.




See RETURN, Page 3

Ramstein students cook up a storm, Page 15

Know the right way to dispose of your trash, Page 19


For more information, read the article on Page 3.

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Leadership lessons from unlikely sources by Col. James Clapsaddle 86th Medical Group deputy commander


While there may be some natural born leaders out there, I don’t think I’m one of them. I continuously strive to improve my leadership skills, gleaning leadership tips from wherever I can find them. Some come from odd sources, but they are still valuable. Below are a few lessons in leadership from “Harry Potter,” cats and dogs, former employees, and a former boss. 1. You can be a mentor or a Dementor: There is a scene in one of the “Harry Potter” movies in which these dark, ghostly, soul-sucking spirits called Dementors surround Hogwarts school. As one of the teachers explained what a Dementor was to Harry, I could not help thinking the description perfectly applied to one of my bosses at the time. Dementors are described as glorying in despair, and “they drain peace, hope and happiness out of the air around them. Get too near a Dementor and every good feeling, every happy memory will be sucked out of you. You will be left with nothing but the worst experiences of your life.” The word Dementor in “Harry Potter” comes from the Latin word for “madness” (as in dementia), but I enjoy seeing it as the opposite of mentor ― de-mentor. Whereas a de-mentor makes you feel inferior and saps you of hope, joy and accomplishment, a mentor relishes in bringing joy and success to his or her people. Mentors inspire you to do the same for others. Seek out such people, regardless of their rank or position, and you will have taken a first and important step toward improving your own leadership skills, for a positive example is the best instructor. 2. Share success. Own failure: One of my previous bosses, Lt. Gen. David “Fingers” Goldfein wrote a leadership book called “Sharing Success ― Owning Failure” (Great book. Free online.). The theme of the book is this: Leaders succeed only because their people make it possible. Thus, the people should get all the credit and praise. If the team fails, it is the leader’s burden. I’d like to add two comments to this theme: » Awards are only motivators if they are earned ― just ask my dog. Give people credit only when it is earned. To give someone praise when it is undeserved actually injures unit morale and hurts the leader’s credibility. Even

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dogs know this. In a 2008 and 2009 experiment, researchers placed two dogs side-by-side. Both were asked to shake hands and were rewarded for this task with a piece of sausage. As the experiment progressed, both dogs continued to receive their treat, but only one dog was required to shake hands for it. The other was rewarded even though he did not work for it. Soon, the dog that was required to perform for the treat showed signs of stress, depression and jealousy. Eventually, the dog refused to shake at all. It seems that dogs have a sense of fairness. The lesson for leaders from these experiments is simple, but important: an award serves as an incentive to everybody in the unit if they perceive that it must be earned. Rewards are a disincentive to the unit if they are easily or unfairly given. Leaders mustn’t play favorites, fictionalize nomination packages or provide kudos to members who have not truly earned it. Others will recognize the unfairness and place less value in their own work and its potential rewards. The good news is that when praise is earned, the whole values it and appreciates it much more. » Limelight reflects. The phrase “giving someone the limelight” goes back to the early 1800s. Before the invention of electrical lighting, theaters were often lit by heating up a lump of quicklime (calcium oxide), which emitted an intense light hundreds of times brighter than the candles used previously. The actor on stage, now brilliantly lit and enjoying the focus of the audience, was said to be “in the limelight.” The phrase exists today when we praise people in front of others; we are putting them in the limelight. Limelight reflects literally and figuratively. In the old days, some of the limelight bounced off the stage and actors on it to illuminate the audience. Honor and praise are the same. They land on all those who observe it. I see this every Monday morning in our medical group staff meeting when my commander honors one of our MDG members. The commander has the member stand next to her while the supervisor describes the contribution they have made to the mission. The member then receives the commander’s coin and much deserved applause. That member is in the limelight, but all others in the room feel joy and pride with the member. We also appreciate the leader who took time to recognize the member. The process of rewarding and recognizing Airmen and civilians

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who deserve it enriches and evokes a pride that reflects upon all who participate in it. 3. Maintain dignity, yours and theirs: When I was a captain, I messed up on a financial report (I’ve never been good at math). The report went to the wing commander, who asked the group commander to correct it. This trickled down to my boss who was so embarrassed and incensed at the gaff that he stood me before his desk while he growled and barked about my ineptness. I don’t know how many synonyms there are for “stupid” in the thesaurus, but I was called every one of them. The session ended with my boss throwing my wadded up report at me. I left the office sick to my stomach. I was numb. After the incident, one of my staff members, Chuck, pulled me aside with a word of wisdom I’ll never forget. Chuck had 20 years activeduty experience and another 20 years of civil service, so he was experienced and wise. He said the chewing out was a valuable experience for me and that I will be a better leader because of it. He said I must never forget that “having dignity is one thing, but permitting those around you to maintain theirs is another, and it is the superior of the two. Remember how you feel at this moment. You must never cause others to feel this way. ” There will never be a situation in which you gain dignity by stripping someone of theirs. In almost 22 years of service, I’ve had many hundreds of people work for me. I’ve never had to resort to yelling, insulting, humiliating or demeaning another person to get the job done. In those times where I may have been angry and permitted too much of it to show, I left the encounter feeling foolish and sad, and I realized my anger likely did not have its desired effect. Leaders must seek to discipline, instruct and motivate their people while leaving their dignity intact. In so doing, you preserve your own. 4. Get out of the office and enjoy your people: My cat Bonkers was sick for 18 of its 19 years. Sick cats need pills. It is difficult to shove a pill down a cat’s throat; they fight back. Thank goodness for the invention of the Cat Pill Gun (Amazon.com, $7). The pill gun is a slender tube you jam into your cat’s mouth, press a button and it shoots the pill to the back of the cat’s throat where it is swallowed. Bonkers was sick, but


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Eurocorps deploys from Ramstein Troops from Eurocorps deployed from Ramstein Tuesday, utilizing the capability of the Joint Mobility Processing Center. Eurocorps is a multinational standing Army corps available for the European Union and the Atlantic Alliance. Headquartered in Strasbourg, France, the force was created in May 1992, activated in October 1993 and declared operational in 1995. “Eurocorps was an idea that originated in 1952, when France and Germany tried to create a unified European army,” said French army Sergent-Chief Joseph Patray, a public affairs specialist assigned to Eurocorps. “Forces from Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg and Spain made up the force that deployed in order to support International Security Assistance Force in Kabul, Afghanistan,”

said 2nd Lt. Patrick Labbe, with the 86th Logistics Readiness Squadron. The force deploys from Ramstein because of the services they offer to NATO and deploying service members. “Ramstein is a focal point for all NATO missions going to Afghanistan,” Labbe said. “With Eurocorps being an extension of NATO, we have the processes available for this sort of a deployment. Ramstein also possesses all of the facilities necessary for a large movement like this.” Because of facilities like the JMPC, Team Ramstein is able to strengthen alliances between NATO partners. “Deploying from Ramstein helps by building partnerships across our two organizations and increases interoperability within the U.S. and our NATO/Eurocorps partners,” Labbe said. “The JMPC is proud to support our joint effort for the mission in Afghanistan.”

wanted to make it back home for the holidays,” said Sgt. 1st Class Gary Brown, the 624th MCT first sergeant. “They started asking in July, but we remained uncertain until the beginning of December. “It is a surreal feel-

ing knowing you were the last movement control team to leave Iraq,” Brown continued. “The Soldiers will be able to tell their grandkids that they were among the last Soldiers to pull out of the country.”

by Airman 1st Class Trevor Rhynes 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Photo by Airman 1st Class Kendra Alba

French army Sergent-Chief Joseph Patray, public affairs specialist assigned to Eurocorps, greets other members from Eurocorps Tuesday on Ramstein before deploying to Kabul, Afghanistan, in support of International Security Assistance Force.

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portation movement requests and ensuring customs forms were properly completed for all equipment in order to clear the southern border. “We processed thou-

sands upon thousands of Soldiers and billions of dollars worth of equipment,” said Capt. David Moses, the 624th MCT commander. “What my detachment did was ensure all the Soldiers who were there would make it

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to be innovative and to be experts, helping set goals to achieve an effective work center. He stresses the importance of education, professional military education and being up-to-date on events through professional reading. As passionate as he is to

out of Iraq in a timely fashion and be able to be with their families for the holiday season.” Soldiers of the 624th MCT were also hoping to be home for the holidays as well. “All the Soldiers

be the new command chief, Morris is just as excited for his return to Ramstein, he said. “I am looking forward to seeing the changes since I left in 1993. Especially since Ramstein was primarily a fighter base then and has seen many changes since the end of the Cold War,” he said. “Also, I am look-

ing forward to volksmarching with my daughter, Emily, getting to know Martine’s family better and reconnecting with my German friends that I have lost contact with over the years.” Morris entered the Air Force in 1986. His background is in communications, ranging from the squadron level to

major air commands. His assignments have included bases in Alaska, Germany, Illinois, Belgium and North Carolina, as well as two deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan. “My favorite assignment is always the one I’m at,” Morris said. “So I already know Ramstein will be my favorite.”

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not stupid. The moment she saw me grab the pill gun she disappeared under the bed (thus, the need for a Cat Snare. Amazon.com, $57). One of my Airmen told me her cat has no fear of the pill gun. Her cat actually likes the gun. She routinely feeds her cat tuna treats and peanut butter with it. She also left the gun next to the food bowl so it was always visible. Her cat associated the pill gun with mostly positive things. My cat associated the pill gun with only bad things. Then my Airman gave me some profound mentoring. She said, bosses are to Airmen like pill guns are to cats. If the only time a boss approaches you is to deliver something unpleasantlike criticism or a tasking, you get anxious when they appear at your doorstep. You learn to avoid them. But if the boss drops by routinely to deliver good news, smile, join a potluck or just to enjoy a conversation, then his or her presence will be associated with pleasure and likely evoke positive feelings and trust. To summarize: Being a “boss” is a position, but being a “leader” is a skill. Skills can be improved. The best leaders seek to do so by associating with positive role models and learning from other people’s wisdom or examples. These folks enjoy their jobs and their people, and their people, in turn, enjoy their jobs and their leader. Leading is a rewarding and joyous activity. I hope you find that joy.

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January 20, 2012 revealed no drugs or alcohol were involved.

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3:30 p.m.: Vandalism and damage to private property was reported in a common room of military family housing on Ramstein. One blue futon, one white board and two wall heaters had graffiti written on them in black permanent marker. The knobs

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were also dislodged from the unit. 6:28 p.m.: A theft from a motor vehicle was reported at the physical training building, Theater Logistics Support Center-Europe.

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Base exchange closed

The Ramstein Base Exchange in the Kaiserslautern Military Community Center as well as the Cherish Jewelry Store and Bookmark store will be closed for inventory Thursday. All other operations such as food court, express and concession stores inside the KMCC will be open.

Parade participants needed

The Ramstein Carnival Association Bruchkatze needs American citizens, bands and walking groups dressed in costumes who would like to participate in this year’s Fasching parade Feb. 21 in the center of Ramstein-Miesenbach. Anybody interested should contact the 86th Airlift Wing Host Nation office at 480-2094.

Take Note

Military retirement briefing

If you are nearing military retirement, contact your Survivor Benefit Plan counselor to schedule your mandatory briefing. This briefing is for all retiring members, regardless of whether or not you have dependents. SBP was developed to meet the needs of the family for continuous income protection following a member’s death. Well before retiring, contact your SBP counselor in order to schedule a pre-retirement briefing for you and your spouse (if applicable). Various handouts are available to assist you in making your decision. For more information, contact SBP counselor Melissa McNeily at 480-5759 or melissa. mcneily@ramstein.af.mil.

Annual award banquet

The 86th Airlift Wing annual Award Banquet will be held Feb. 7 in Ramstein’s Hangar 3, Bldg. 2310. The social will begin at 6 p.m. and

and larceny of AAFES property was reported at the shoppette on LandstuhlPost.

JAN. 13

7 a.m.: Damage to private property was reported in Mackenbach. Damages included a shattered passenger’s side front window and cracked passenger’s side mirror cover.

JAN. 14

2:56 p.m.: A major traffic accident with injuries was reported on the B-51 toward Saarbrücken, 500 meters from the French border, after a vehicle merged into the next lane without paying attention to their speed. Investigation

1:10 p.m.: A major traffic accident with injuries was reported at the A-63 direction Mainz. One vehicle merged into the next lane without clearing the other vehicle, causing both vehicles to collide with a guard rail. There was no alcohol or drug use suspected.

JAN. 16

6 p.m.: Larceny of government and secured private property was reported at a club in Prague, Czech Republic.

JAN. 17

7:40 p.m.: An assault was reported on Rhine Ordnance Barracks. The individual was advised of his rights. No alcohol was suspected in the written report.


Jan. 14 ― 11 calls, 15 vol-

dinner at 7. Attire is mess dress/semi formal for military, and semi formal/suit and tie for civilians. For details, call Senior Master Sgt. Felix Lawson at 480-2457.

Cirque Dreams

The 86th Force Support Squadron and Armed Forces Entertainment will present the Cirque Dreams World Tour featuring the Broadway production of “Jungle Fantasy” Feb. 18 in Ramstein’s Hangar 2. An international cast of soaring aerialists, acrobats, jugglers and musicians will entertain audiences of all ages with shows at 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. Entry is free, so make sure to get there early. Doors open one hour before show time.

Orientation tour

Reported Larcenies JANUARY 11 » P.T.B.–TLSC Europe: one purple wallet containing €200, $100, one room key, one security badge, one government travel card, one debit card, one USAREUR certificate of license, one TMP license and one North Carolina certificate of license. JANUARY 12 » Landstuhl Post: 34.38 liters of unleaded gasoline valued at $70.65. JANUARY 15 » Prague, Czech Republic: one black leather wallet containing one common access card, one USAA debit card, one Florida certificate of license, one SGTAF certificate of license, one company recall roster, one room key and $150.

unteers, 24 lives potentially saved. Jan. 15 ― 9 calls, 6 volunteers, 17 lives potentially saved.

rant (cost is €10 to €12). Commanders and supervisors are reminded that the downtown orientation is day four of base orientation and military members should be given time off to attend. Child care is available through the Child Care for PCS program. For tour dates and more information, call 480-5900.

English garbage guide

Kaiserslautern’s waste management and city cleaning company ASK recently published the “Garbage Guide of the City of Kaiserslautern” in English. The guide provides American citizens with information on waste management and tips on how to separate and dispose of trash correctly. It also lists important points of contact. The garbage guide is available in the Kaiserslautern Rathaus (city hall) and in the German-American Community Office on Lauterstrasse 2.

The downtown K-Town orientation tours resumed and will continue for an indefinite period of time thanks to United Service Organizations, the 86th Logistics Readiness Squadron and the 86th Force Support Squadron. Riesling To accommodate attendees’ Rendezvous time requirements, the tours in the take place on a rotating sched- Mannheimer Schloss ule alternating between Tuesdays (Mannheim Castle) and Thursdays. Tours depart at 9 Interested in German wine? a.m. from the Ramstein Enlisted Over 170 wines from 44 winerClub and return at approximately ies will be available for tasting on 2:30 p.m. The downtown orienta- Saturday, January 28, 2012, from 14:00 to 19:00. All types of Riestion includes a walking tour led lings will be available for tasting by a professionally trained USO from dry to “Edelsüß” (sweet) just tour guide, a stop at the German- 40 km west of K-town. American Community Office, Riesling is the king of Geran opportunity to shop at local man grapes, and the Palatinate (Die Pfalz) is the largest grower stores and to experience lunch of Riesling wine in the world! at an authentic German restau-

Come to the Gartensaal of the Mannheimer Schloss (Garden Hall of the Mannheim Castle) for a unique and fun event! Entry fee: €12.00. www.pfalzwein.de Tel: 06321-912 328

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Party at the library USAF, Rheinland-Pfalz prepare by Nancy Hoehn and Sheryl Hunt 86th Force Support Squadron


he Ramstein Library received new special needs resources and is throwing a party with the Exceptional Family Member Program. Join us for an afterschool EFMPLibrary Resource Party from 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday at the Ramstein Library. The party will feature a story time, refreshments, crafts, giveaways and Pedro, the therapy dog. Pedro listens to children while they read out loud, reducing some of the anxiety of learning to read. During the party, families can meet Pedro and sign up for a time slot to read to Pedro during a future visit. The new resources are available to families, teachers and young people considering careers in helping people with special needs. To reserve your spot at the party, call the Ramstein Airman & Family Readiness Center at 4805100/5900 or 06371-47-5100/5900. After marking your calendar, consider other resource needs, because the Ramstein Library has something for everyone. • Check out a book or download an e-book to a reader or iPad. • Don’t have a reader? Check out a netbook, tablet or Sony reader. • Check out a language CD or learn the language online with Transparent Language or Mango. • Check out CLEP or DANTES

study guides, or take free practice tests online. • Browse special collections, including the CSAF reading lists and EFMP special needs resources. • Check the calendar for family programs, including a weekly story time for preschool children. For more information, visit the U.S. Air Forces in Europe libraries website at www.usafelibraries.org. The EFMP is designed to provide support to military family members with special needs. The medical function provides identification, enrollment and clearance to ensure appropriate medical and educational services are available for family members before they PCS to a new location. The family support function provides information, referrals and recreational events. The worldwide network of EFMP-Family Support offers transition assistance from installation to installation. Ramstein EFMP-Family Support also recently partnered with the Ramstein Arts & Crafts Center to create the EFMP Adaptive Arts & Crafts Program. Families with special needs create and play together, while the Arts & Crafts Center does all the set up and clean up. For more information on the next EFMP Adaptive Arts & Crafts activity or the Ramstein Exceptional Family Member Program, call 480-1742 or 06371-47-1742 or find us on Facebook by searching “Ramstein EFMP.”

to celebrate 60 years together by 2nd Lt. Kay M. Nissen 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs


reparations are underway to celebrate 60 years of the U.S. Air Force in Rheinland-Pfalz March 2. Planning and contributions are expected to come from every group in the 86th Airlift Wing, as well as from representatives from U.S. Air Forces in Europe and the state of RheinlandPfalz. The celebration will be a shared occasion for the host nation and U.S. Air Force. Ultimately, both parties place value in commemorating the past 60 years. “This celebration represents 60 years of German-American friendship and the developing process and interaction between the two countries,” said Claudia BeaversRapp, chief of 86th AW host nation. Maj. Kylene Ruth, the wing project officer for the event, also added, “This celebration is a great opportunity to recognize the very symbiotic relationship we have with our host nation.” Events scheduled for the celebration include a ceremony where a streamer will be presented to the wing by the minister president of

Rheinland-Pfalz. “We are being honored as a representative of U.S. Air Forces in Europe by the minister president, Kurt Beck,” BeaversRapp said. In Ramstein-Miesenbach, the opening of a historical exhibit “60 Years of Americans in RheinlandPfalz” at the Ramstein-Miesenbach Museum is also planned. The exhibit will feature Air Force and Army presence in Rheinland-Pfalz during the past 60 years. There is also a GermanAmerican concert to look forward to at the Haus des Bürgers in Ramstein. The concert will be featuring Direct Hit, a USAFE band formation, and Phoenix Foundation, the state youth jazz orchestra. The bands will play music that highlights the time eras of the past six decades. With all the buzz surrounding the upcoming occasion, Ruth explains why we choose to celebrate the event. “We take the time to celebrate because it helps to motivate and encourage a continuing relationship with our friends in Germany and Rheinland-Pfalz,” she said. “It is a unique and close relationship that will extend well beyond 60 years.”

It’s tax season at the Ramstein Tax Center T he Ramstein Tax Center opens Jan. 31 for the 2011 tax filing season. The tax center is located in the Ramstein Legal Office, Bldg. 2137, across from the southside gym.

This year’s program uses volunteer tax assistants who will guide customers in preparing their own tax return. The tax center uses the H&R Block At Home software program through the website MilitaryOneSource.com. In the tax center, customers will input their own tax data. Volunteer tax preparation advisers are available to answer any questions that might arise. Members may also access the H&R Block program for free through MilitaryOneSource.com from their home computer to prepare their taxes in the comfort of their own home. TAX CENTER FACTS: • The Ramstein Tax Center will open Jan. 31 and remain in operation until June 15. • The tax center can assist six people at a time. Hours are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday; and 9 a.m.

to 1 p.m. Friday. The tax center is located in the Ramstein Law Center, Bldg. 2137. • People can access the MilitaryOneSource.com website 24 hours a day from the convenience of their home computer to complete their taxes on their own. Customers can also bring documents into the tax center and a trained volunteer will help until the taxes are filed. • Computers are available at the tax center to any active-duty member, reservist or their dependents who want to file taxes, even if they don’t need assistance. • Retirees and Department of Defense civilian employees can call the Ramstein Legal Office at 06371-47-5911/5912 (480-5911/5912) for information about filing taxes. • For military members, tax assistance is on a walk-in basis. • If you have not filed 2010 taxes because you were either deployed or for some other reason, call the legal office at 06371-47-5911/5912 (480 5911/5912) before coming in. (Courtesy of Ramstein Legal Office)

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Survey For Retirees And Surviving Members Of Retirees in Greater KMC 1. Do you have restricted mailing privileges or “R” Box? YES or NO

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C. Distribution of NEWS (Benefits, Changes to Pay, Social Security, DFAS, Congressional Bills affecting COLA, Medical / TRICARE etc.

Mailing Address: E-mail Address: 2. STATUS: Retired Grade__________ Date Retired ______________

If so, would you require any special assistance to visit us? YES or NO D. Other: ___________________________________________________ 4. What services should the RAO be providing to the community? Circle all items that apply. A. Consultation and Guidance on how to: A LETTER FROM THE RAO TO KMC RETIREES: A few weeks ago we told you here in the Kaiserslautern American that the 86th Airlift Wing Retiree Activities Office was working on a Retiree Survey. We have completed the survey. Now, we need your help. The RAO wants to be able to disseminate the latest news and factual information about pay, benefits, taxes, medical care and related problems affecting retirees and their spouses and or surviving spouses in a timely manner.

5. COMMENTS: _________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________

We aim to reach about 85 percent of all retirees vía e-mail. In order to meet this major objective in serving you, we need to build on our already established e-mail distribution list. If you do not maintain an e-mail address, we remain committed to sending our quarterly newsletters via MPS and Deutsche Post to those who request RAO information updates. Remember, if you have a question you can always e-mail or call us. We are also still looking for volunteers. If you can help us, drop the director an e-mail at james.barrante@

ramstein.af.mil or call 480-5486 or 06371-47-5486. Once you have completed the survey, put it in an envelope, place MPS in the upper right hand corner and mail it to: 86th Airlift Wing Attn: Retiree Activities Office Unit 3300 APO AE 09094 Thank you for taking the time to complete the survey. We look forward to your comments on what is missing in the community and what we can try to make better.

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Rules restrict political activity by DOD personnel by Donna Miles American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON ― With election activity steadily picking up, defense officials are in the process of issuing regular election-year guidance to remind military and Department of Defense civilians that they’re subject to rules regulating their involvement in political activities. This issue ― one the department regularly addresses during election periods ― came to light earlier this week after an Army Reserve Soldier in uniform appeared endorsing a political candidate. Several sets of rules help to protect the integrity of the political process, DOD officials said. DOD Directive 1344.10 applies to members of the armed forces, whether they serve on active duty, as members of the Reserve components not on active duty, as National Guard members in a nonfederal status, and military retirees. In addition, the Hatch Act applies to federal civilian employees, and employees also are subject to widely published DOD guidance that discusses participation in political campaigns and elections. These rules are designed to prevent military members’ or federal civilian employees’ participation in political activities that imply ― or even appear to imply ― official sponsorship, approval or endorsement, officials said. The concern, they explained, is that actual or perceived partisanship could undermine the legitimacy of the military

profession and department. That’s not to imply, however, that military members and civilian employees can’t participate in politics. In fact, DOD has a longstanding policy of encouraging members to carry out the obligations of citizenship, officials said. DOD encourages its military and civilian members to register to vote and vote as they choose, they said. Both groups can sign nominating petitions for candidates and express their personal opinions about candidates and issues. However, officials emphasized, they can do so only if they don’t act as ― or aren’t perceived as ― representatives of the armed forces in carrying out these activities. Beyond that, the list of dos and don’ts differs depending on whether the employee is a member of the armed forces, a career civil service employee, a political appointee or a member of the career Senior Executive Service, officials said. Military members, for example, may attend political meetings or rallies only as spectators and not in uniform. They’re not permitted to make public political speeches, serve in any official capacity in partisan groups or participate in partisan political campaigns or conventions. They also are barred from engaging in any political activities while in uniform. A combat engineer assigned to the 416th Theater Engineer Company potentially violated these rules Jan. 3 when he stepped onto a stage at Ron Paul’s headquarters in Ankeny, Iowa, during the Iowa Caucus to offer a personal endorsement. Although

he was wearing his uniform, the Soldier was not in an active status at the time, Army Maj. Angela Wallace, an Army Reserve spokeswoman, confirmed. Wallace emphasized that the Soldier “stands alone in his opinions regarding his political affiliation and beliefs, and his statements and beliefs in no way reflect that of the Army Reserve.” His chain of command is aware of the issue and is considering appropriate disciplinary action to take, she said. Most civilian DOD employees, whose political activities are governed by the Hatch Act, are permitted to be active in and speak before political gatherings and serve as officers of political parties or partisan groups, officials said. These activities, however, cannot involve fundraising. Civilian employees also are permitted to manage campaigns, distribute literature, write political articles or serve as a spokesperson for a party or candidate. There are, however, exceptions to this, including but not limited to senior executive service. While the dos and don’ts concerning political activity may vary, the basic tenets hold true for all DOD employees. The bottom line, officials said, is that they should steer clear of any activity that may be reasonably viewed as directly or indirectly associating DOD or the military with a partisan political activity, or that “is otherwise contrary to the spirit or intent” of the rules described.

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Knowledge is power: know who to call by Tech. Sgt. Roman Rocha Ramstein Area Defense Counsel You have just been notified by your first sergeant that both he and your commander suspect you have committed an offense and an investigation has commenced to determine facts about the stated allegations. You were also told to collect your thoughts and tomorrow you will come in to complete a statement at his office. Eventually you leave, and begin to make your way back to your office, but everything just doesn’t make sense. You just can’t recall what it is that you have done wrong. At one point you contemplate about all of the times your supervisor and commander have informed you to go and talk to your chain of command when you need assistance. But is that the right move for what you are dealing with currently? Or, perhaps you feel that you need to go to the base legal office to get help and get a lawyer. But is that even the right place to go when you have been informed that you have allegedly committed a crime? First, as a military member, remember your Article 31 rights ― they exist to protect you if you choose to invoke them. They provide that no person suspected of a criminal offense can be compelled to respond to any questions if the answers may indicate guilt. You also have the right to remain silent and may choose to contact an Area Defense Counsel to assist you. Furthermore, every service member who is interrogated as a suspect of an alleged offense by either the office of special investigations, security forces investigators, police, Polizei, the commander, first sergeant, your supervisor or any other

“… as a military member, remember your Article 31 rights ― they exist to protect you if you choose to invoke them. They provide that no person suspected of a criminal offense can be compelled to respond to any questions if the answers may indicate guilt.” person working for the military, has the legal right to decline to respond to questions and all questions must cease once invoked. Any information you provide to the individuals mentioned above can be used as further evidence against you. Also, if you admit to wrongdoing, that alone can be used to find you guilty of an offense within the Uniform Code of Military Justice. Secondly, what is the difference between the ADC and the base legal office? That is a question that most clients or Airmen have when either the ADC or I speak to them. First, the ADC is not obligated to report to anyone within your chain of command. This ensures that our responsibility is to you ― our client. In other words, the ADC office has no obligation to assist the command ― our responsibility is to ensure your rights are protected. You have confidentiality with the ADC, the defense paralegal and other members of the defense team, which means anything you say to us will not and cannot be revealed to anyone. You do not have complete confidentiality with anyone else on base aside from us and the base chaplain’s office.

ADCs are licensed attorneys and all practice law in at least one of the 50 states. They will help with the defense of your case, whether it is a court-martial, nonjudicial punishment, administrative separation and demotion, or any other adverse action for which counsel for a military member is required or authorized. The base legal office assists your chain of command’s interests in good order and discipline. They also assist you with civilian matters such as wills, landlord issues and similar concerns. They do not assist you if you are suspected of a committing a criminal offense. So, now that you are fully aware of whom you can contact to support you and which office is the best to assist you on a case in which you allegedly committed a criminal offense, know your Article 31 rights. You never know when you will need to make a decision to invoke them. Call the Area Defense Counsel at 480-2182 with any questions about rights under the UCMJ you may have or visit their website by entering the Air Force Portal’s Ramstein site, click on “Base & Tenants Units,” and then “AFLOA/ ADC.”



61st Fasching Parade (Mardi Gras) through the streets of Ramstein, 21 February, starting 2 pm. Come and enjoy, or march with the bands … Anybody interested should contact the 86th Airlift Wing Host Nation Office at 480-2094.

Photo by Senior Airman Aaron-Forrest Wainwright

How to wear your green fleece cap Tech. Sgt. Christopher Ricks, 86th Security Forces Squadron, demonstrates the proper way to wear the green fleece cap with either the AECPS jacket or green fleece jacket. Service members should refer to AFI The cap must fit snugly over the top of the head (tight fit). Adjust the cap so it may fit squarely on the head. Fold the edge of the cap all the way around, adjusting the crease so the folded edge is no more than 3 inches wide. The back of the cap should run across the nape of the neck and the front should rest within ½ inch of the eyebrows. The watch cap should reflect a diagonal line across the ears moving downward, from front to back. There should be no bunching and no sagging.

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MLK celebration breakfast

Photo by Airman Brea Miller

Students from Ramstein Middle School perform a skit in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during a celebration breakfast Jan. 13 on Ramstein. The Kaiserslautern African-American Heritage Committee, on behalf of the 86th Airlift Wing, organized a breakfast to highlight the achievements of MLK and recognize the contributions during his life.

Photo by Spc. Iesha Howard

Photo by Airman 1st Class Kendra Alba

That’s teamwork!

Unit ministry teams maintain readiness

Staff Sgt. Joshua Robley, 702nd Munitions Squadron forklift operator from Buechel Air Base, Germany, demonstrates the use of a Hyster 6K forklift Jan. 11 on Ramstein. German air force officials were on hand to determine the compatibility of the American forklift with requirements of the German air force.

Senior Master Sgt. Michael Golden, a chaplain’s assistant at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, provides cover for Capt. Archie Durham, a chaplain with the 21st Theater Sustainment Command’s Special Troops Battalion, Jan. 5. Golden and Durham, along with other chaplains and chaplain’s assistants, trained in battlefield scenarios to maintain their readiness.

Photo by the Ramstein Airman & Family Readiness Center

Photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Willis

Air Force family of the week

Drain repair

Staff Sgt. Christopher Sawhill and his wife Toni recently arrived at Ramstein from Travis Air Force Base, Calif. The couple said they are looking forward to traveling. Sawhill is assigned to the 435th Security Forces Squadron.

Staff Sgt. Jose Rojas-Baez, Senior Airman Cody Meador and Airman 1st Class Hoang Nguyen, 786th Civil Engineer Squadron water field maintenance specialists, attempt to unclog a storm drain Jan. 11 on Ramstein before resorting to more costly measures.

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AFJROTC cadets Customs tips for your home business help out with toy donations by Robert Szostek Customs Public Affairs

Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps cadet Kitty Hawk came up with an idea to help the community in a positive and generous way. All flights were asked to bring a new toy to donate to the local orphanage. “It is a huge opportunity to give back to the community and to help it grow,” said Senior Master Sgt. Manny Piñeiro, from the first sergeant’s group on Ramstein, when asked about his thoughts about donating toys to the orphanage. “It is good for people to help out because it makes the community stronger.” Piñeiro was also asked what he thought of teenagers helping out with the donations. “I think it is an amazing thing what these young people are doing and how they take time out of their schedule to donate and help out the community. How they find time to help out and give is outstanding,” he said. “The drive was a great success and the cadets did an outstanding job, collecting two whole boxes of toys. They really did make a difference for the less fortunate children this year for Christmas.” (by Alexis Greene)

HEIDELBERG, Germany ― A home-based business can be many things ― selling aroma candles, kitchen containers or pots and pans. Maybe a fingernail studio or trading on Internet auction sites is what you like best. But whatever your preference, you have to follow German and military home-based business policies. The main things to remember are that you cannot use your U.S. registered vehicle, the APO, the exchange, commissary or the tax relief program for a business. You may also need permission from your garrison commander and German tax office for your commercial venture. First, U.S. Forces plated vehicles are for your personal use only. Using one as part of a business is illegal. “Examples of abuse would be if you used your USAREUR-plated van to deliver goods to customers, transport people for money or carry pottery from Poland for resale over the Internet,” said Bill Johnson, director of the USAREUR Customs Executive Agency in Heidelberg. Register your business vehicle in the German system to be legal, he said. Second, packages you send or

receive as part of your business must go through a commercial shipping company or the German postal service. The APO system is a privilege for your personal use only and using it to send or receive business wares is not allowed. Third, you must declare any goods intended for resale to German customs when you bring them into the country. “If you buy commercial items in other countries, you must stop at the border and tell German customs your goods are for re-sale,” Johnson said. Goods sold in the post or base exchange, AAFES catalog, and commissary are tax-free, so you cannot buy anything there for your business either. Not surprisingly, using VAT forms to support your business is off-limits, too. Customs, tax and postal regulations need to be followed when you sell things over the Internet in Germany, too. “People who occasionally sell personal property via the Internet are usually good to go,” Johnson said. However, in most cases you will need customs clearance paperwork if you sell personal property to residents of Germany who are not U.S. military members, U.S. civilian employees or family members.

As members of the “forces,” U.S. personnel normally pay no taxes when they bring their personal property into Germany, which is why clearance and the payment of taxes is required. Selling goods over the Internet on a regular basis to make money is a completely different kettle of fish, Johnson said. The same rules about you using your U.S. registered vehicle, the APO, the PX/BX, commissary or the tax relief program for your business apply here, too. Those who don’t follow the rules risk receiving a hefty fine and tax demand from German customs or tax authorities and military administrative or civilian misconduct action, where applicable. So are you running a business? Do you need a German tax number or even a U.S. tax ID? “To answer these and other questions, talk to your installation commercial affairs office to be sure where you stand,” Johnson said. You can also download the pertinent directive, Army in Europe Regulation 210-70 (On-Post Commercial Solicitation). Details on Internet purchases can be found at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection website at www.cbp. gov/xp/cgov/trade/basic_trade/ internet_purchases.xml.

Dignitaries convene at annual New Year’s Reception

Photos by Spc. Iesha Howard

LEFT: Brig. Gen. Aundre F. Piggee, commanding general of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command, greets Brig. Gen. C.K. Hyde, commander of the 86th Airlift Wing, during the annual New Year’s Reception Jan. 12 at Armstrong’s Club in Kaiserslautern. Piggee continues the annual tradition of meeting and greeting Soldiers, Department of Defense civilians, German military members, German officials and foreign dignitaries at this event. RIGHT: Casimir (left), a prominent figure in the Kaiserslautern Carnival Club, and Christine III, the Kaiserslautern Carnival princess, are greeted by Chimney Sweepers Thomas and Kim Scharwatz The Scharwatzes were on hand to reinforce their good luck wishes with shiny, lucky “cents” they handed out to all of the guests at the annual New Year’s Reception Jan. 12 at Armstrong’s Club in Kaiserslautern.

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Price of US postage increases Sunday On Sunday, it will cost a penny more to mail letters to locations in the U.S. The new price increase will affect first-class mail, standard mail, periodicals, package services and extra services. Highlights of the new single-piece first-class mail pricing, effective Sunday, include: • Letters (1 oz.) ― 1 cent increase to 45 cents • Letters additional ounces ― unchanged at 20 cents • Postcards ― 3 cent increase to 32 cents • Letters to Canada or Mexico (1 oz.) ― 5 cent increase to 85 cents. • Letters to other international destinations ― 7 cent increase to $1.05 “This is the first price change for first-class mail stamps in more than two and a half years,” said Lionel Rivera, Headquarters U.S. Air Forces in Europe/ A6XM postal operations branch public affairs officer. The Forever stamps are sold at the first-class mail stamp postage rate at the time they are purchased. The advantages of a Forever stamp to the consumer include the ability to stock up on first class postage at the current rate and use them until your supply is exhausted.

“As postage rates increases, it is no longer necessary to buy 1 or 2 cent stamps to add to the old postage stamp,” Rivera said. For example, Forever stamps purchased prior to Sunday are valid for the full 45 cent first-class postage rate, despite having been purchased for 44 cents. Visit your local post office to purchase the Forever Stamps. “If you are looking for a specific stamp, the USPS Postal Store (online) offers a great selection of Forever stamps and they can still be purchased for 44 cents until Jan. 22,” Rivera said. The postal service offers coils, booklets and holiday stamps with almost 85 percent of its stamp program being Forever stamps. For more information, visit the USPS Postal Store website at https:// shop.usps.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/TopCategoriesDisplay?langId =-1&storeId=10052&catalogId=10001 POSTAL FACT: Since the first Forever stamp, featuring the Liberty Bell, was issued in April 2007, 28 billion Forever stamps have been sold, resulting in $12.1 billion in total revenue. For more information, visit http://money.cnn. com/2010/12/29/news/companies/usps_forever_stamps/index.htm.

Education can reduce parenting stress Story and photo by Rick Scavetta U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern Last summer, shortly after Laura Shapland’s daughter Elizabeth was born, she joined a U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern Army Community Service group for new parents. While the ACS Family Advocacy Prevention Program regularly offers several free classes and workshops to prevent and educate parents about child abuse and neglect, Shapland, 32, whose husband serves in the Air Force, had a far different motive in joining, she said. “I was simply looking for something social where I could share with and learn from other moms going through the same experiences,” Shapland said. It’s that interaction, plus access to community resources, that can help parents when stressful or difficult situations arise, said Yonette Davison, manager of the garrison’s FAP program. “Our ‘zero to three’ program is the cornerstone prevention program for community members,” Davison said. “New parent support also offers a home visiting program and ongoing classes such as Basic Training for New Parents and Boot Camp for Dads.” The FAP program also offers several stress and anger management classes. Courses are also available for couples who want marriage enrichment, she said. In the new mom’s group, coordinators organize interesting and informa-

Laura Shapland and daughter Elizabeth (left) and Katy Edwards and son Henry listen to a pediatric dentist discuss teeth brushing for toddlers during a recent new mom’s group at U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern.

tive guest speakers, Shapland said. Since then, the program has offered some unique opportunities, to include baby massage, baby signing, physical development, new mom exercise and pediatric dentistry. “While moms are learning, the little ones are playing together on the floor or in our laps,” Shapland said. “There’s usually someone with a baby a little bigger than yours who can answer your questions, and equally

someone with questions of their own.” The KMC, like any other U.S. military community, sees cases of child abuse - often in the form of discipline that goes too far and bruises or marks are left on the child, said Lt. Col. Lars Zetterstrom, commander of U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern. “This is a problem that we can stem by talking about it. Turning a blind eye or avoiding the problem is unacceptable,” Zetterstrom said. “We need

to know how to identify the problem and where to turn to for help.” Military community members found to be most at risk are younger parents, age 18 to 25, with their first child and on their first enlistment in the Army, Davison said. “But, anyone can take advantages of these free resources,” she said. For more information on classes offered through the Family Advocacy program, call 0631-3406-4228.

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Story and photo by Hayley Thompson Ramstein High School Culinary arts is a program at Ramstein High School that attracts many students. The class offers the instruction and practice needed to become a quality cook in the kitchen. Taught by Chef Larry Prine, the class is highly focused on the development of fundamental cooking skills as well as having fun. Prine is a more than a qualified teacher to fill the position of chef. He comes to Ramstein with more than 20 years of teaching experience, 12 of those years have been dedicated to teaching students the art of cooking. Prine knows that the students come to the culinary class for more than just a textbook instruction, that “what students want to do is hands on practice. They don’t want to just read about it in a book, they want to go and make it.” The class in general is extremely beneficial to the students, the community and the faculty at Ramstein High School. “One of the most important aspects of the class is that the class teaches life skills that the students can use for the rest of their lives,” Prine said.

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The culinary class largely benefits the students. Students in the culinary class love the experience that they are being given. “Since I grew up in restaurants and since I enjoy working in restaurants this class is really fun. The class has also made me more popular since we cook such good food,” said Taylor Nuckolls, a junior at Ramstein High school. The culinary class also benefits the community as well. Since he started teaching at Ramstein, Prine has reached out to several of the local volunteer programs such as the Fisher House. Every so often, the class will make dishes to take to the Fisher House to give those who live there a delicious meal. Prine not only reaches out to volunteer programs, but the faculty and staff of Ramstein High School as well. He invites a handful of faculty from the high school over to his house once a month to learn how to cook. “The teachers love to do it. By the time we sit down to eat dessert it is almost 11 p.m. because we just have so much fun,” he said when asked about the faculty cooking lessons. Prine pours himself into all aspects

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Sophomore Amer Mitchell-Raymundo and seniors Madelynn Lumbreras and Ayanna Reyes make homemade ravioli for the Fisher House.

of the class in order to guarantee that the students get the education they deserve. “Teaching this class is not just my job, it has become my life,” he said. The class is a two-period class at Ramstein High School. Nuckolls calls the class, “three hours of eating, cooking and having fun.” Culinary Arts I and Culinary Arts II are two-period classes at Ramstein that

take place on opposite days. Culinary Arts I is for first-year students and takes place during the R6-R7 block period. Culinary Arts II is for secondyear students and takes place during the B1-B2 block period. Are you a high school student interested in taking the culinary class at Ramstein High School? For more information on the program, call 06371-47-6951.

School Notes RHS winter musical

The Ramstein High School winter musical, “Into the Woods,” directed by Karsten Fischer and Liam Merkle, will be performed at 7 p.m. Thursday to Jan. 28 in the school’s great hall. Tickets cost $8 for adults and $5 for children. Tickets will be sold one week prior to the musical.

the KMC. Details of eligibility, requirements and deadlines are noted in the scholarship applications available at www.ramsteinosc.org/scholarships. The Ramstein Officers’ Spouses Club, Ramstein Enlisted Spouses’ Association and Kaiserslautern Landstuhl Spouses’ Association provide the funding for the KMC scholarship program.

RMS Valentine’s dance

Lunch and Learn

Ramstein Middle School’s PTSA will host a Valentine’s dance from 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 10. Tickets will go on sale Feb. 7 during the three school lunches in the MPH. For details, e-mail rams.ptsa@ googlemail.com.

RMS yearbooks

The Ramstein Middle School PTSA has limited copies of the 2011/2012 yearbook available to students and staff. The yearbooks are available for $32 until Jan. 31 and will be sold on a first come basis. If books are still available Feb. 1, the price will increase to $35. Copies are limited, and the yearbook sold out the last few years. Visit www. internationalmemories.us and buy a book before they’re gone. For details, contact Sanja Abshire at RAMSYearbook@hotmail.com.

KMC scholarship program

KMC scholarships are available to graduating high school seniors, continuing university students and spouses of U.S. active duty, retired military and Department of Defense civilians residing in

The Vogelweh Elementary School Academic Support Team and counselors cordially invite the parents of third, fourth, and fifth grade students to the next “Lunch and Learn” from 11 a.m. to noon today in the school library. Parents will learn about how they can help their children prepare for the upcoming Terra Nova assessment. Parents may bring a bag lunch and light desserts will be provided.

KMS Open House

Kaiserslautern Middle School will host an Open House from 4 to 7 p.m. Feb. 15 for the community to view “The Life of a Civil War Soldier” Traveling Trunk exhibition. This program is provided by the Gettysburg National Military Park. Stations will be set up in the MS/HS Media Center, Bldg. 2000, Room 260, second floor, with artifacts and activities that will bring the experiences of Civil War soldiers to life. If you are a Civil War history enthusiast and would like to participate, call Liz Huff at 0631-536-7430.

RMS PTSA membership meeting

Ramstein Middle School’s PTSA will hold a mem-

bership meeting at 3:15 p.m. Feb. 9 in the school’s information center/library. Current and new members are welcome to attend. For details, contact the PTSA at rams.ptsa@googlemail.com.

Wellness Night

Landstuhl Elementary/Middle School’s fourth annual Wellness Night takes place from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday at the school. Wellness Night is celebrated in support of Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move Initiative,” and all are welcome.

Parent volunteers needed

The Lunch Recreation Program needs parent volunteers. Without parent support, we are unable to open during the three lunches. The time commitment is two to two and a half hours a week. For details, e-mail kpalko@hotmail.com.

RMS Spelling Bee

The RMS Spelling Bee will take place at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the MPH. More than 80 students are expected to compete for the title of RMS Spelling Bee champion. The winner from the bee will also compete in the district competition leading up to the National Spelling Bee.

Honor society induction ceremony

Ramstein Middle School will hold a National Junior Honor Society Induction Ceremony at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 16 in the Armstrong Hall on campus. New members to NJHS are required to attend.

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» Tickets are now available for the seventh annual Super Bowl party, hosted by Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers and Service members. The game takes place from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m. Feb. 5 at the Kazabra Club, Bldg. 2057 on Vogelweh. For tickets and more information, call the One Stop Shop, Bldg. 3810 on Landstuhl Post, at 486-8943 or 06371-86-8643. » Come spend a quality family afternoon playing darts, virtual bowling and shooting pool at Family Fun Days from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Armstrong’s Club, Bldg. 1036 on Vogelweh Housing. Try out the board games, Wii, Playstation 3, and Xbox 360 as well. For details, call 0631354-9986. » Beam yourself up to Armstrong’s Club for a cosmic evening of fun at the Trekki Party from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. today in Bldg. 1036 on Vogelweh Housing. Wear a “Star Trek” costume and play “Star Trek”

trivia to earn prizes. For more information, call 0631-354-9986. » Learn how to salsa from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Kazabra Club, Bldg. 2057 on Vogelweh. » Challenge the bartender to a game of darts during Dart Night at the Kazabra Club from 7 to 10 p.m. Thursdays in Bldg. 2057 on Vogelweh. » Sing, play an instrument, recite poetry or show off your comedy skills at Open Mic Night every Thursday at Armstrong’s Club, Bldg. 1036 on Vogelweh Housing. Sign-up starts at 6:30 p.m. and performances begin at 7. For more information, call 0631-536-6000. » Have a ball at the Sembach Bowling Center, now open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The bowling center is located on Sembach, Bldg. 104. » Is your spouse deployed? Why not let ACS help you overcome the blues by signing up for a free ice skating trip through

Army Outdoor Recreation. The trip takes place from 1 to 6 p.m. Feb. 12. Reservations are limited so this free trip is offered on a first come, first serve basis. For details, call 493-4095 or 0631-3406-4095 or e-mail alberto.sotorivera.civ@mail.mil.


» The New Moms Group will hold its next group session with guest speaker from 10:15 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday in Bldg. 2919 on Pulaski Barracks. This group is available for mothers with children up to 12 months old. Bring along your infant, network and receive valuable information on intimate topics. For more information, call 4934058/4066 or 0631-3406-4058/4066. » The Ramstein Women’s History Council will hold its annual election meeting at 10 a.m. today in the conference room of Bldg. 500 on Ramstein to select its executive board. The council is a chartered organization on Ramstein and will be starting preparations for the annual monthly celebration to commemorate women’s achievements throughout history. March is the month for women’s history. Please consider a role on the board or planning the calendar of events for the upcoming monthlong celebration. For more information, call Laura Gonzalez at 480-7647 or Lisa Mijares at 480-2137. » Take Off Pounds Sensibly is a weight loss support group that meets

January 20, 2012 from 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays (except for federal holidays or the week of Christmas and New Year’s) on Pulaski Barracks near Vogelweh in Bldg. 2919 in the first floor conference room. Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Kaiserslautern TOPS. For more information, call 0170800-7205 or 06303-807-708. » Overcome your fear of public speaking at Toastmasters, which takes place at noon the first and third Tuesdays of the month in the Ramstein Northside Chapel conference room. This is a “learn by doing” public speaking club where members hone their speaking, listening, evaluating and presenting skills in a friendly, comfortable atmosphere. E-mail ramsteintoastmasters@ gmail.com for details. » The Rheinland-Pfalz International Choir resumed choir rehearsals on Tuesday. Rehearsals are held from 7 to 9:15 p.m. every Tuesday in Kaiserslautern. For more information on the choir and how to join, visit www.sing-rpic.de or call Sharon at 0171-773-4278. » Rheinland-Pfalz Quilt Guild meetings are held at 9:30 a.m. the third Thursday of each month in the Ramstein North Chapel. Night meetings are held at 6 p.m. the fourth Thursday of each month in the Kaiserslautern Landstuhl Spouses Association building on Pulaski Barracks. Stitch ‘n’ Gab are held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays at the Kapaun Chapel Annex, Bldg. 2782. » HUGS (Help Us Grow Securely) is an interactional and educational playgroup designed to develop parenting skills, socialization and educational activities. HUGS playgroup is now located at the Vogelweh Community Center. HUGS meets from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and is for children ages 0 to 4. For more information, contact Army Community Service at 493-4203 or 0631-3406-4203 or go online to www. mwrgermany.com.

Support Groups

» Join the Army Community Service Exceptional Family Member Program and learn more about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 31 in the Yellow Ribbon Room on Pulaski Barracks. This session will facilitate discussion between families, special education personnel and EFMP staff pertaining to the services and resources available to support children diagnosed with ADHD. To reserve your spot or for more information, call 493-4094 or 0631-3406-4094. » The Incest/Sexual Abuse/Assault Survivors Peer Support Group meets at 6 p.m. every Wednesday in the Yellow Ribbon Room, Bldg. 2926 on Pulaski Barracks. This group does not discriminate based on age, gender or race, however, children under 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. This is a peer support group, not a therapy group. If you need assistance finding a therapist, call Joanie Ralston at 0160-979-78785. For more information, call Ralston or e-mail isas_crossingover@ ymail.com.

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by Lt. Col. Dennis Turner 212th Combat Surgical Hospital

more than 1,000 hours of clinical anesthesia experience. There are currently more than 100 accredited nurse anesthesia programs in the U.S., three of which are operated by the military. Certified registered nurse anesthetists provide general and regional anesthesia for all types of patients, including general anesthesia for surgery in the operating room, sedation for procedures in the emergency room, and epidurals for labor pain control in the labor and delivery unit. Since the late 1800s, nurses have been providing anesthesia care to patients having surgery and other medical procedures. Today, most anesthetics in the U.S. are provided by a CRNA with nearly 100 percent of anesthetics in rural areas being performed by a CRNA. Nurses have been providing anesthesia for Soldiers since the Civil War and have been the predominant military anesthesia provider from World War I to current conflicts in the Middle East. For further information about CRNAs, visit the websites for the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists at www.aana.com and www. AnesthesiaPatientSafety.com.

Get to know your CRNAs


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Classes And Training

»  Join Army Community Service Financial Readiness  for  a  security  clearance  workshop at 3 p.m. Monday in Heaton Auditorium on Landstuhl Post. In this hands-on learning workshop, learn about how to obtain and maintain a security clearance and how to establish a sound financial future. For more information, call 493-4151 or 0631-3406-4151. »  Join ACS for this new and exciting class that  will  help  you  land  the  job  of  your  dreams. Learn how to prepare for an interview at 1:30 p.m. Feb. 7 in Bldg. 2917 on Pulaski Barracks. In this interview class, learn about the different interview styles, standard questions, negative speech characteristics, what impresses interviewers and the major do’s and don’ts. This class is hands-on and prepares the participants for those difficult interviews ahead. To register, call 493-4029 or 06313406-4029. »  Basic Training for New Parents takes place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 2 in Bldg. 2917 on Pulaski Barracks. In this class, learn what to expect as a new parent and what to avoid. Class covers what equipment and supplies you will need for the new baby and discover the importance of bonding and attachment. Additionally, receive information on safety issues and increase your awareness of several common syndromes. Included in this class are hands-on practice with life size dolls and a free diaper bag full of handouts and goodies, including the book “Babies First Year.” For more information, call 493-4203 or 0631-3406-4203. »  If  you’re  nearing  military  retirement,  contact  your  Survivor  Benefit  Plan  counselor  to  schedule  your  mandatory  briefing. This briefing is for all retiring members (traditional or medical retirement), regardless of whether or not you have dependents. SBP was developed to meet the needs of the family for continuous income protection following a member’s death. Well before retiring contact your SBP counselor in order to schedule a pre-retirement briefing for you and your spouse (if applicable). Since your family’s financial security is at

or more than 150 years, nurse anesthetists have been providing anesthesia to patients in the U.S. National Nurse Anesthetist Week, which takes place from Sunday to Jan. 28. This time is set aside as a time to recognize the caring, vigilant and proud heritage and professionalism of the certified registered nurse anesthetist. While the anesthesia care provided by a CRNA is identical to that provided by an anesthesiologist, the two professions are not the same. An anesthesiologist is a physician who has completed specialized anesthesia training after medical school. A CRNA is an advanced practice registered nurse who, after earning a bachelor’s degree in nursing and obtaining acute nursing care experience, completes a rigorous anesthesia specialized master’s degree graduate level nursing program. This university based program includes the study of physics, biochemistry, anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, pathophysiology and

plans, organizes and supports the Ramstein Protestant Liturgical Worship Service music program as director of worship service music, choir and musicians with input from the worship and music committee chairperson. Ramstein Life teen music director ― will lead the choir and community singing for the Northside 1700 Catholic Sunday Mass, special holidays and feasts, and other special services as needed. The chapel will be accepting bids for all positions until 4 p.m. Jan. 27. The statement of work and bid documents can be picked up Monday through Fridays at the Ramstein North Chapel. For more information on these positions, including further details on the specific positions, call Petra Rausch at 480-6148 or 06371-476148. »  The Catholic Women of the Chapel meet from 6 to 8 p.m. the first Monday of each month at the Ramstein North Chapel. Child care is provided. For details, e-mail Chapel News kmcgermanycwoc@googlemail.com. »  The  Protestant  Women  of  the  Chapel host a »  The  Catholic  Women  of  the  Chapel host the lunchtime Bible study from noon to 1 p.m. every Tues- following events: Daytime Bible Study from 9:30 to day in the Ramstein South Chapel conference room. Do 11:30 a.m. every Tuesday (breaking for summer and you have questions about Christianity? Would you like to school holidays) at the Ramstein North Chapel Conferknow more about God’s word? We are now welcoming ence Room. Daytime Weekly Bible Study for Moms all women to come join us for “Lessons on Discipleship.” and Little Catholics from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. evLunch will be provided. ery Thursday (breaking for summer and school holi»  The  Ramstein  Chapel  is  accepting  bids  for  days) at the Ramstein North Chapel Conference Room. the  following  contract  positions: Ramstein Catho- All ages are welcome. Evening Weekly Bible Study from lic 0900 Sunday chief accompanist ― will play piano 6 to 8 p.m. every Thursday at the Ramstein Southside and organ and accompany the Ramstein North Chapel Chapel. 0900 Catholic Mass, on Sundays, special holidays and feasts, and at other services as needed. Ramstein 1100 Jobs Traditional Service religious education coordinator ― »  Want  to  learn  more  about  finding  a  governsupports the religious education component of the ment job? Visit Army Community Service at 10 a.m. Jan. Southside Traditional Protestant Service and the mission 27 in Bldg. 2917 on Pulaski Barracks to learn more about statement as identified by the Parish Council. The coor- finding and applying for jobs. Get the one up on competidinator is responsible for developing, programming and tion with hands-on instruction and assistance from our implementing the Traditional Service RE Program, training employment readiness expert. For more informaincluding recruiting and training of volunteer staff. tion or to make an appointment with employment readiRamstein 0900 Liturgical Service music director ― ness, call 493-4029 or 0631-3406-4029. stake, it is important that you and your spouse learn all you can about SBP. In addition to the briefing, various handouts are available to assist you in making your decision. For details, contact SBP counselor Melissa McNeily at 480-5759 or melissa.mcneily@ramstein. af.mil. »  Have  you  walked  into  an  establishment  and  found  yourself  in  a  pickle because you couldn’t figure out how to order something to eat or buy a pair of shoes? Then you need to register for the conversational German class, which teaches the street smart version of the basic German language. Now, with two days and times to choose from, learning German never got easier. Take a lunch or evening class on Tuesdays. Stop by Bldg. 2891 on Pulaski Barracks or call 493-4023 or 0631-3406-4023 for more information or to register for the class.

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Photo by Lisa Clancy

Robert Clancy, son of Robert Clancy Sr. and Lisa Clancy, poses for a photo with Montel Williams Dec. 1 at the Fisher House in Bethesda, Md. Robert was a patient at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda for a month and is now back home in Ramstein.

Photo by Kenyon


and love leap of faith a e k ta an a Lalic 25 at Ivan and Lis edding Nov. w et s n u s c romanti during their Hawaii. in Honolulu, the Hale Koa

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 e-mail subject line. E-mail to: editor@ kaiserslauternamerican.com.

Photo by Nicholas Goldstein

Ashley and Maddox Goldstein pose together for a photo in November half way up Arthur’s Seat in Edinburgh, Scotland. Arthur’s seat is the main peak of a group of hills in Edinburgh. They are popular with tourists, easy to climb and offer excellent panoramic views.

Photo by Aileen Gore

Clifton and Aileen Gore enjoy a drink in front of the Sydney Harbour Bridge Oct. 9 in Sydney, Australia.

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Know the right way to dispose of your trash by Petra Lessoing 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs


esidents in the villages of the Kaiserslautern County and in the City of Kaiserslautern each have specific dates for the pickup of waste. Usually they receive little booklets listing pickup dates and tips for trash disposal.


er than a shoe carton can be dropped off in the “Umweltmobil,” or environmental vehicle, a special vehicle that stops at certain locations in the villages. In the city, residents should take their small appliances to the recycling center on Daenner Strasse 17, down the street from the gate to Kleber Kaserne. Large electrical appliances such as washers, dishwashers, stoves, will be picked up in the city and the communities. Residents should call the waste management office (see numbers above) to arrange a date.

Each year, the Kaiserslautern County and the City of Kaiserslautern offer residents their own pick-up days for bulk trash RECYCLABLE GLASS ― twice a year if needed. Glass and glass bottles Courtesy photos To schedule a pick up in are also items that should the city of Kaiserslautern, Bulk trash includes items residents would not take when be dropped off in special call 0631-365-3521. moving and items that don’t fit in a regular garbage can, containers set up throughlike an old sofa. Residents living in the out Kaiserslautern and the Kaiserslautern County should call 0631-7105-500 villages. They must be dropped according to color Waste to be placed in the “Gelbe Sack,” or yellow bags, includes or e-mail sperrmuell@kaiserslautern-kreis.de. ― white, brown or green. The bulk trash should be placed at the edge of the Since the drop-off creates a lot of noise, residents plastic, foil, margarine containers, Styrofoam and aluminum sidewalk by 7 a.m. the day of pick up. should stick to specific hours: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., and cans. Bulk trash includes all items residents would not 3 to 7 p.m. No waste deposit on Sundays and holi- as leaves, lawn clippings, herbage, deceased take when moving and items that don’t fit in a regu- days. plants, vegetables, fruit, coffee and tea bags, egg lar garbage can. shells, bread, banana and citrus peels, paper towels, Bulk items include carpets, large toys, plastic RESIDUAL WASTE food left-overs except for meat or fish will be colbaskets, ovens, big suitcases, boxes and furniture The residual waste such as cigarette butts, san- lected in the brown bio container. such as chairs, tables, couch sets and bed frames. itary items, used wall Residents, who want to The items must not weigh more than 50 kilograms paper, soiled paper, coal or compost their own organic (110 pounds) and be wider than 1.70 meters (66 pressed coal ashes, street waste on a compost pile inches). sweepings, vacuum cleanin the backyard, don’t Two vehicles will pick up the trash. One vehicle er bags, light bulbs and need such a container, but only picks up wooden items, and the second vehicle diapers is non-recyclable should ask their landlord to collects non-recyclable items. Residents are asked and non-hazardous. inform the waste disposal to separate their bulk trash and place it accordingly. Residents receive grey office about it. Bulk waste is picked up at no charge and in trash cans for residual For more informaquantities of less than three cubic meters. For larger waste; the size depends on tion, residents of the quantities, a fee will get charged. the number of people livKaiserslautern County Construction and renovation items such as stones, ing in the home. should visit www. windows and doors, as well as trees, large branches, It must be placed outkaiserslautern-kreis.de oil tanks, barrels and car parts are not considered doors by 6 a.m. the day of Organic waste includes waste from the kitchen and or call the waste disposal garden, including leaves, lawn clippings, tea bags, egg office at 0631-7105-408 or bulk trash. pick up. shells, and banana and citrus peels. Electrical appliances such as washing machines, 0631-7105-505. dish-washers, lawn mowers, refrigerators and freez- YELLOW BAGS Residents of the City of Kaiserslautern can find ers are not accepted in a bulk trash pick up. To get Waste to be placed in yellow bags includes pack- information at www.ask-kl.de or can call 0631365rid of these items, residents must arrange a separate ing material out of plastics such as foils, plastic bags, 3521. yoghurt cups, margarine containers, Styrofoam; pick-up day. City residents can pick up the new garbage metals such as food cans, beverage cans, alumi- guide of the city of Kaiserslautern 2012 at the ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES num foils or lids; and compound materials such as German-American Community Office on Small electrical appliances, which are small- juice and milk cartons, materials for vacuum pack- Lauterstrasse 2. ing.


In the city of Kaiserslautern, residents store paper, cardboard and heavy cardboard such as newspapers, magazines, wrapping paper, books and food packing materials out of paper or cardboard with and without the green dot in see-through plastic bags. In the county, residents place their paper waste in blue recycling bins.

Glass bottles must be dropped off at special containers throughout the city and separated by color.


Organic waste from kitchen and garden such

Trash companies pick up the trash as listed in pickup calendars.

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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: • “Nathan der Weise,” a play by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, in German, 7:30 p.m. today, and 3 p.m. Sunday. • “Chronicle of the Immortals — Blood Night,” a rock opera by Wolfgang Holbein with the band Vanden Plas, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 31, Feb. 3, 8 and 6 p.m. Feb. 26. • “Carmina Burana/Astutuli,” a ballet and musical theater by Carl Orff, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 27 and Feb. 11. • “The Friends of the Pfalztheater sponsor a charity gala, “If I had a wish...,” with ensemble members presenting their favorite works, 6 p.m. Jan. 29. Tickets cost €25.50. • “The Return of Shaolin,” a kung fu show about the lives of Shaolin monks, 4 p.m. Feb. 5. For details, call 0631-3675-209 or visit www.pfalztheater.de. Kammgarn Kaiserslautern: • U.S. guitarist Bernard Allison presents blues rock, 8 p.m. today. Tickets cost €20. • The band Coppelius presents metal ‘n’ rock on classical instruments, 8 p.m. Saturday. Tickets cost €16. • Black Stone Raiders present rock, blues and funk, 8 p.m. Thursday. Tickets cost €20. • The band The Black Pony presents Indie pop rock, 8 p.m. Jan. 28. Tickets cost €20. • Albert Koch & Christoph Steinbach present “The Big Boogie Show,” 8 p.m. Feb. 2. Tickets cost €15. • Electro rock, house, wave, techno party with Laserkraft 3D and special guests, 10 p.m. Feb. 4. Tickets cost €12. • The group Sexteto Major presents a tango show, 8 p.m. Feb. 9. Tickets cost €32. For details, visit www.kammgarn.de or call 0631-365-2607. • Soul night with Midnight Mover and guest, 8:30 p.m. Mondays in Cotton Club. For details, visit www.midnightmover.de. Fruchthalle, Kaiserslautern: • Jazz Stage meets Middle Ages with RicciCapricci Ensemble playing on old instruments, 8 p.m. today. Tickets cost €12. • The Hagen Quartet performs works by Joseph Haydn, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Johannes Brahms, 8 p.m. Thursday. Tickets cost €12 to €20. • The German Radio Philharmonics Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern presents six young singing solo-

ists, who recently were awarded, 5 p.m. Jan. 29. Tickets cost €10 to €21. • The German Courtesy photo Radio Philharmonics Red wine hike in Freinsheim Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern presThe wine-growing village of Freinsheim sponsors its annual red wine hike today to Sunday. The torch hike begins at 6 p.m. today near the Baroque town hall. Activities continue at ents works by Richard 11:30 a.m. Saturday with the official welcome speech by the local wine princess. Guided Wagner and Wolfgang culinary tours through the vineyards start right after the opening ceremony and at 1 p.m. Rihm, 1 p.m. Feb. 2. The same program is offered Sunday. Regional vintners serve about 20 red wines and Tickets with lunch being glühwein. Culinary specialties include scampi with spaghetti, oysters, goulash, dumplings, served at noon cost €19; cheese soup and potato soup. For details and directions, visit www.freinsheim.de. tickets without lunch are €10. For details, stop at the Kaiserslautern Tourist 7:30 p.m. Jan. 28. Office, Fruchthallstrasse14, visit www.fruchthalle. For details, visit www.theater-saarbruecken.de or de or call the office of arts at 0631-365-1410. call 0681-3092-486. JUZ (Youth Center), Steinstrassse 47, Nationaltheater Mannheim: Kaiserslautern: • “Il Barbiere di Siviglia,” an opera by • Bands from Bertha-von-Suttner School perGioacchino Rossini, in Italian with German subform, 8 p.m. today. Tickets cost €6.50. titles, 7:30 p.m. Sunday. • Salsa disco with DJ Omarito, 8 p.m. Jan. 27. • “Amadis des Gaules,” an opera by Johann Tickets cost €3.50. Christian Bach, in French with German subtitles, For details, visit www.juz-kl.de. 8 p.m. Jan. 28. Weilerbach, Bürgerhaus: For more information, visit • Young talents of Kaiserslautern County Music www.nationaltheater-mannheim.de. School present a New Year’s concert with works Miscellaneous from Baroque to modern times, 3 p.m. Sunday. • Kaiserslautern, event hall on Gartenschau area, Admission is free. KL on Ice open to Feb. 12. Skating hours are Landstuhl, Stadthalle: 9 a.m. to noon, 1 to 3 p.m., 4 to 6 p.m., 7 to • “Sister Hits Act,” a show with the legendary songs from the musical Sister Act, 8 p.m. Saturday. 9 p.m. on weekdays; and 7 to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturday. Midnight skating, 11 p.m. today. Tickets cost €19.50 to €28. Admission is €2.50 for children and €3.50 for • “The Night of the 5 Tenors,” with soloists and the Plovdiv Symphonic Orchestra presenting works adults. For more information, visit kl-on-ice.de. • Kaiserslautern, Theodor-Zink-Museum, from operas, 8 p.m. Feb. 3. Tickets cost €19.50 to Steinstrasse 48, display of exquisite Japanese dolls, €28. through Feb. 26. For details, visit www.stadthalle-landstuhl.de. • Kaiserslautern, Fritz-Walter soccer stadium, Haus des Bürgers, Ramstein-Miesenbach: 1. FCK soccer team plays SV Werder Bremen, • “Die Fledermaus,” an operetta by Johann 6:30 p.m. Saturday. For details, visit www.fck.de. Strauss, in German, 8 p.m. Jan. 28. Tickets cost €26, €29 and €32. Flea markets • “Musical Diamonds,” a show with musical • Kaiserslautern, Pfalzcenter (across from highlights from various renowned musicals, 8 p.m. Daenner Kaserne), Saturdays. Feb. 5. Tickets cost €28 to €38. • Bad Dürkheim, Saline (salt-works), 8 a.m. to For more information, visit 4 p.m. Saturday. www.hausdesbuergers.de. • Bad Dürkheim, Brunnenhalle, second-hand English Theatre, Frankfurt: fashion market, Saturday. • “The Who’s Tommy,” a rock musical, • Ludwigshafen, Hauptbahnhof (main train 7:30 p.m. Saturdays, Tuesdays to Fridays, and station), behind pavilion, Saturday. 6 p.m. Sundays. For more information, visit • Zweibrücken, City Outlet, Saturday. www.english-theatre.org. • Saarbrücken-Burbach, festgrounds or parking Saarbrücken, Saarländisches Staatstheater, garage, Saturday. Schillerplatz 1: • St. Ingbert, Alte Schmelz, Werkhalle, • “Romeo und Julia,” a concert opera by Saturday. Vincenzo Bellini, in Italian with German subtitles, • Mühlheim-Kärlich, Kurfürstenhalle, Saturday. 7:30 p.m. today. For more information, visit • “Cinderella,” a ballet by Stijn Celis with www.troedlerundsammeln.de. music by Sergej Prokofjew and Les Baxter,

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Soldier donates bone marrow, saves life by 2nd Lt. Jean P. Tomte 10th AAMDC Public Affairs


apt. Brent Johnson, Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 10th Army and Air Missile Defense Command, never had a second thought after registering in a bone marrow donor drive. Seven years later, he was notified that he was a preliminary match to someone he has never met who was in desperate need of a bone marrow transplant. Suddenly Johnson was presented with an opportunity to save a life. In bone marrow procedures, it is essential that the donor perfectly match the recipient. Blood tests are conducted to ensure there will be a suitable genetic match. The donor’s healthy cells are then infiltrated into the patient’s blood stream where bone marrow will regenerate. The C.W. Bill Young/Department of Defense Marrow Donor Center contacted Johnson to ask if he could provide a blood sample to determine if he was a perfect match for a recipient. “I went to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center for a blood test. A couple weeks later a lady from C.W. Bill Young called me and said, ‘Congratulations, you are the perfect match.’ The recipient is a 14-year-old boy from Sweden,” Johnson said. “He suffered from severe aplastic anemia.”

Aplastic anemia is a blood disorder in which the body’s bone marrow does not make enough new blood cells. “In the back of my mind, I was just thinking about changing someone’s life who never had a chance to play sports, someone who has been stuck in the hospital and someone who could not hang out with friends,” Johnson said when asked if he was concerned about the surgery. “When Brent said he was going to do this I wasn’t surprised. It was something that fit his personality,” said his former commander, Col. Anthony English. “That’s just him, that’s his personality. Everything he did was for someone else. It made my heart feel good. He’s just a great young leader.” English, currently the deputy G3 operations officer for U.S. Army Europe, pointed toward the Army values. “He came to me and said that he had registered as a bone marrow donor and that he was a match and that he was going to go through with it,” English said. “When you think about it, a decision like that reflects on the Army values perfectly. It’s personal courage.” Serving as English’s adjacent when the unit was the 357th Air Missile Defense, Johnson didn’t necessarily look at it that way. “It is a humbling experience to help

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Capt. Brent Johnson, a Soldier with the 10th Army and Air Missile Defense Command, poses for a photo one hour after a bone marrow procedure Oct. 13 at Georgetown University Hospital.

somebody out when you know you are directly helping somebody,” he said. “Although he knew it would be uncomfortable, all he cared about was doing the right thing and changing someone’s life,” said Sgt. 1st Class Malcolm Mickler, Johnson’s noncommissioned officer in charge. The procedure involved the removal of bone marrow from the hip bone via two syringes. While painful, it didn’t involve Johnson losing much work or time. “I arrived at Georgetown University

a week before the procedure. They removed a pint of my blood and returned it to me during the procedure. After the procedure, I had a day of recovery and then flew back to Germany the next day,” he said. He arrived back in Europe on a Saturday and was back at work on Monday. Would he do it again? “Oh, yeah, definitely. It wasn’t that bad,” he said. “I went into it thinking it was going to be the worst pain of my life. But really, it wasn’t that bad.”

CMSAF discusses top issues by Tech. Sgt. Randy Redman 633rd Air Base Wing Public Affairs

JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. ― Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Roy addressed a capacity crowd of Airmen and civilians at the Langley Theater Jan. 11 and covered a wide variety of key Air Force issues. Roy spoke on topics such as training, force management programs and how the current budget will affect operations. He also took questions from Airmen on promotion, mentorship, retirement and commissioning programs. “Hopefully you’ve all had a chance to hear the new defense strategy. If you haven’t, I would challenge you to go and read it,” said Roy, offering his support for the president’s recent announcement that the military will refocus its efforts on the AsiaPacific region and cyber warfare. Roy said there are many changes coming to how the military operates at home and abroad and how most of these changes are driven by the current budget constraints facing the entire nation, including the $487 billion cut to defense spending over the next 10 years.

“Will that change the way we operate? You bet it will, but I like the way the chief of staff of the Air Force, Gen. (Norton) Schwartz, says it: ‘You’ve got to understand that we are a $100 billion Air Force, and we are the best Air Force there is.’” As always, Roy said his highest priority is taking care of the men and women who serve in the greatest Air Force the world has ever known. “What I’m concerned about is what education, training and experiences would be taken away from you. I’ve got to make sure we continue to develop you in such a way that you are prepared for the future,” Roy said. Because of the current financial issues facing the Air Force, Roy said only 45 percent of the budget for travel for enlisted professional military education is currently funded. Additionally, Col. Stewart Price, Air Education and Training’s Barnes Center commander, recently announced that travel for senior leaders to attend EPME graduations for their personnel has been permanently suspended. These changes are only the beginning of how EPME will transform in the coming years. “One of the things that we are trying to do is what

I call EPME Next. You will hear more about that soon, but what I will tell you is that we are trying to make sure that you continue to get what I call the core,” said Roy, referring to basic training and technical schools. He said those are the foundation of our culture and what enables us to achieve monumental success on a daily basis. “If you are working on the flightline on the F-22 (Raptor), the most modern aircraft we have in the inventory today, and you have not been to tech school and learned the fundamentals of maintaining that thing, do you think we are going to get the same level of expertise? I don’t think so. So we’ve got to hold onto that core,” Roy said. On a lighter note, Roy said training opportunities for EPME have been recently designated internationally. “We have now opened up a couple of schools across the globe that we accept as equivalent courses to our NCO Academy, and particularly our Senior NCO Academy,” said Roy, dropping hints at potential opportunities in Canada, South America, Singapore, New Zealand and Africa. (For the full story, check out www.ramstein.af.mil or www.kaiserslauternamerican.com.)

January 20, 2012

by Donald Seltzer Contributing writer

Kaiserslautern American

through Siersburg to reach Eimersdorf. Start: Dorfgemeinschaftshaus at Im Steinrisser 2 Saturday and Sunday: 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. (6 and 10 km) Trail: Unknown Award: None

» Interested in volksmarching but not sure how things work? Send an e-mail to volksmarch@gmail. com with the subject “Getting started.” » Both volksmarching calenKleinich/Hunsrück (54483) — dars are now available for purchase. This event is north-northwest of Writer, Donald Seltzer The calendar for volksmarching in Idar-Oberstein and fairly accessible Germany, Terminliste 2012, may be obtained for to volksmarchers in other locations. From the €2.50 and provides dates, locations, points of con- KMC, use autobahns A6 and A62 toward Trier, tact and other information as well as an extensive exit at Reinsfeld, and take B-327 toward Hahn list of permanent trails. The international edition Airport. After passing the B-50 intersection, turn of the IVV calendar, available for €5, provides the off B-327 onto a minor road leading to the start at same information for scheduled events in each of Kleinich. the member countries, including Germany. This Start: Gemeindehaus at Orts Straße 53 useful book ― perfect for trips to the states or Saturday: 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (6, 10 and 15 km) neighboring countries ― is available from the Sunday: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. (6, 10 and 15 km) IVV awards officer or through some clubs. Trails: Hilly, wooded areas » Readers are asked to pick up extra event Award: From previous events brochures and to mail them via MPS to Donald Seltzer, CMR 467 Box 5533, APO AE 09096. Schwalbach-Griesborn (66773) ― Wanderers » The postal code is included in the listings will find this Saarland event northwest of below for those readers using navigation devices Saarbrücken and easily reached by autobahn from to reach an event. the Landstuhl/Ramstein area. From Ramstein » Look for additional event choices at www. and Landstuhl, use autobahns A6 and A8 toward wiesbaden.army.mil/hunion/Takeahike.htm. Saarlouis to reach the Schwalbach/Schwarzenholz » Thanks goes to Richard and Donna Glenn exit, then follow secondary roads through and Pat Patterson for sending brochures. Their Sprengen and Schwalbach to reach contributions in particular help keep readers Griesborn. informed about volksmarch events. Start: Gemeindesaalbau at Hauptstraße 90 » Readers participating in French volksmarch Saturday: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. (6 and 10 km) events are reminded to bring their passports in Sunday: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. (6 and 10 km) case of a border check. Trail: Unknown but expect somewhat hilly, woods Menchhoffen, France (67340) — This event is south of Bitche and west of Haguenau. It’ll require a fair amount of driving but there are a number of scenic roads and it should make for a pleasant time. From the KMC, use autobahns A6 and A8 toward Saarbrücken and Zweibrücken. Exit at Zweibrücken-Ixheim to take B-424 south where it becomes D35A in France. Connect with N62 toward Haguenau. At Niederbronn-les-Bains, take D28 to Ingwiller via Zinswiller and Rothbach. Pick up D919 leading to Menchhoffen and the start. Start: Salle polyvalente on Route d’Uttwiller Sunday: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. (10 km) and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. (20 km) Trail: Unknown Award: None Eimersdorf/Saar (66780) — This Saarland event is west of Dillingen and only a few kilometers from the Luxemburg border, yet it’s easily reached by autobahn from the Landstuhl/ Ramstein area. From Ramstein and Landstuhl, use autobahns A6 and A8 toward Saarlouis and Merzig and exit at Rehlingen. Use secondary roads

Rothenburg ob der Tauber (91541) ― This walk explores the medieval walled-city of Rothenburg. The Saturday-only old-town walk offers a minitour of its many shops and sights. The outside trails, including a half-marathon distance, are a great choice if you’ve already experienced the old-city trail. It’s crowded but not overwhelming; parking is plentiful. In conjunction with this special walk discounts on admission are offered by a number of museums and attractions by showing your IVV start card. Use autobahns A5, A6 and A7 past Heidelberg, Heilbronn and Crailsheim in order to reach Rothenburg. Alternately, autobahns A3 and A7 via Würzburg and Kitzingen may be used. Start: Sporthalle at Erlbacher Straße 5 Saturday: 7 a.m. to noon (6, 11 and 21 km outside of city) and noon to 4 p.m. (11 km old-city trail) Sunday: 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. (6 and 11 km) and 7 a.m. to noon (21 km) Trails: Old-City routes are paved and have steps; trails in the surrounding area are hilly and wooded Award: Cloth shopping bag

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Geislautern (66333) ― This walk is west of Saarbrücken and should be within volksmarching range of wanderers in the KMC. Use autobahns A6 and A620 to Saarbrücken and Völklingen. Exit at Geislautern and follow directional signs to the start hall. Start: Dorfgemainschaftshaus at the Schloßparkschule Saturday: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. (6 and 10 km) Sunday: 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. (6 and 10 km) Trail: Unknown Award: None Hemmersdorf (66780) ― This Saarland event is west of Dillingen and only a few kilometers from the Luxemburg border, yet it’s easily reached by autobahn from the Landstuhl/Ramstein area. From Ramstein and Landstuhl, use autobahns A6 and A8 toward Saarlouis and Merzig and exit at Rehlingen. Use secondary roads through Büren to reach Hemmersdorf. Start: Grenzlandhalle on Niedaltdorfer Straße Saturday: 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. (6 and 10 km) and 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. (15 km) Sunday: 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. (6 and 10 km) and 7 a.m. to noon (15 km) Trail: Unknown Award: None Queidersbach (66851) ― This event is southeast of Ramstein and easily reached by autobahn. From Kaiserslautern, head south about 5 km on B-270 to connect with a minor road leading to the start at Queidersbach. Start: Sport- und Mehrzweckhalle at Jahnstraße 11 Saturday: 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. (5 and 10 km) Sunday: 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. (5 and 10 km) Trail: Unknown Award: From previous events L’Hôpital, France (57490) ― This event is on the French border southwest of Saarbrücken and north of St. Avold. Volksmarchers will find the event easily reached via autobahn A6. From the KMC, use A6 past Saarbrücken toward the border, continuing toward Metz using the French autobahns A320 and A4. Use the Carling exit and take N33 (Route de Carling) north a short distance. Exit onto Rue Principale and briefly follow it to a possible roundabout where you’ll pick up D26 which goes through a series of names to eventually become Rue de la Gare, upon which the start is located. Start: Centre Sportif du Puits 2 on Rue de la Gare Sunday: 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. (10 and 20 km) Trail: Unknown, expect wooded areas Award: None (There were so many volksmarching events that we couldn’t list them all here. To see a full listing of volksmarching events in your area, go online and visit www.kaiserslauternamerican.com. For more events in your area, you can also visit www. wiesbaden.army.mil/hunion/Takeahike.htm.)

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Kingfish produce most exciting meets of season by Julio Quinones Kaiserslautern Kingfish “If you win something and you haven’t put everything into it, you haven’t actually achieved anything at all,” said one gold medalist swimmer. “When you’ve had to work hard for something and you’ve got the best you can out of yourself on that given day, that’s where you get satisfaction from,” Ian Thorpe said. For all the swimmers of the Kaiserslautern Kingfish Swim Team, working hard is just what they do. And, it’s their hard work that has brought so much success for the 2011-2012 season. Few teams have gone undefeated for an entire season and the Kaiserslautern Kingfish Swim Team can add their name to the prestigious few. The Kingfish hold a perfect 13-0 record, eliminating every team in their path with an average margin of victory of 285 points. They also boast a phenomenal 56 swimmers with championship qualifying times ready to challenge the league’s best this February at the European Forces Swim League championship meet in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. Jan. 8 and 14 marked two of the most exciting swim competitions of the year. First, on Jan. 8 the Kingfish traveled to the Hallenbad Am Grossen Sand in Mainz-Mombach to compete in “The Battle in the Bubble.” The competition would be the last long course meet of the season and the Kingfish did not disappoint. The Kingfish rallied behind team captains Conner Davis, 17, and Andy Cummin’s, 17, three first place finishes with support from Jessica Kafer, 18, Lexy Meints, 15, Peter Cummin, 15, Danielle Davis, 12, and Kathleen Nicholson, 8, ― all securing three first place finishes of their own. The Kingfish won a first place team victory with 1,070 points followed by the Stuttgart Piranhas’ 1,026 points and at a close third, the host Wiesbaden Wahoos with 1,019 points. The meet would showcase many

outstanding individual bests with 40 swimmers from the Kingfish team finishing with a first place finish. Jan. 14 took the Kingfish into Stuttgart where they battled their division rivals, the Stuttgart Piranhas. The meet was a back and forth affair with the two teams battling for the win. Heading into event 37, the Kingfish held a narrow 389-364 lead on the host Piranhas. The 200 meter freestyle relays would be the deciding factor of the meet with each relay worth seven points. The Piranhas needed all four relay victories to win the completion. With their backs against the wall both teams came out very motivated and ready to settle the score. The noise in the pool was deafening. Both teams were screaming out their team chants. All of the swimmers were anxious to take their place in the winner’s column. There were four mixed-age groups ready to compete: the 10 and under, the 11/12, 13/14, and the 15-19 year groups. The saviors of the meet would be most surprising as the 10 and under group led by Anthony Cummin, 9, Jocelyn Choi, 9, Alexa Hutton, 10, and Julia Plescha, 10, would prove the resolve of the Kaiserslautern Kingfish. It was their first place win that would secure the team victory and carry on the winning ways of the team. The Kingfish added an exclamation point to the competition as Andy, Lexy, Rachel Plescha, 16, and Connor Davis, 17, would win the 15-19 year category. The final score was Kingfish 403, Stuttgart 378. “That was the closest, most exciting meet of the season. Our kids really should be proud of the job they did,” said Coach Bob Clinton. The Kingfish win over Stuttgart was also made possible by Macy Cabiness, 18, Andrew Hokaj, 14, Alexa Hutton, 10, Kathleen Nicholson, 8, and Ida Peterson’s, 8, three first place finishes in individual competition.

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Over-the-counter products recalled Based on voluntary recall by Novartis Consumer Health Inc., the Ramstein Public Health Flight is working with Ramstein and Vogelweh facilities to ensure select bottles of Excedrin, Bufferin, NoDoz and Gas-X Prevention are removed from shelves. The company is recalling products as a precautionary measure because they may contain stray tablets, capsules or caplets from other Novartis products or contain broken or chipped tablets. Mixing of different products in the same bottle could result in consumers taking the incorrect product and receiving a higher or lower strength than intended or receiving an unintended ingredient. This could potentially result in overdose, interaction with other medications a consumer may be taking, or an allergic reaction if the consumer is allergic to the unintended ingredient. NCH is not aware of any illnesses or complications with the issues leading to the recall. Affected products include: Excedrin: All lots of listed Excedrin products with expiration dates of December 20, 2014, or earlier are


included in this recall (except for two, six or 10 count packages). • Excedrin Extra Strength Caplets • Excedrin Extra Strength • Express Gel Caplets • Excedrin Extra Strength Gel Tablets • Excedrin Extra Strength Tablets • Excedrin Back & Body Caplets • Excedrin Sinus Headache Caplets • Excedrin Migraine Caplets • Excedrin Migraine Gel Tablets • Excedrin Migraine Tablets • Excedrin Menstrual Complete Express Gel Caplets • Excedrin PM Caplets • Excedrin PM Express Gel Caplets • Excedrin PM Tablets • Excedrin Tension Headache Caplets • Excedrin Tension Headache Express Gel Caplets • Excedrin Tension Headache Gel Tablets Bufferin: All lots of Bufferin products with expiration dates of December 20, 2013, or earlier • Bufferin Extra Strength Tablets • Bufferin Low Dose Tablets • Bufferin Regular

IBF Cruiserweight champion Yoan Pablo Hernandez (25-1, 13 KOs) and Steve Cunningham (24-3, 12 KOs) will meet again Feb. 4 in Frankfurt. Both boxers met last year in a match on Oct. 1, with Hernandez winning a technical decision in Neubrandenburg. In the co-featured main event, Enad Licina (21-3, 11 KOs) will face former amateur world champion Alexander Alexeev (22-2, 20 KOs) for the vacant European Cruiserweight Title. European Light Heavyweight Champion Eduard Gutknecht (22-1, 9 KOs) also defends his title against Viacheslav Uzelkov (25-1, 16 KOs). For tickets, call the hotline at 01805570044.

Strength Tablets Gas-X: All lots of Gas-X Prevention products with expiry dates of Dec. 20, 2013, or earlier. This recall affects Gas-X Prevention products only. No other Gas-X products are included. NoDoz All lots of NoDoz products with expiration dates of Dec. 20, 2014, or earlier (except for two count and four count packages). Customers who purchased one of the listed products should stop using the product(s). Products purchased on Ramstein or Vogelweh can be returned to the location of purchase for a full refund. For products purchased elsewhere, contact the location of purchase, or contact the Novartis Consumer Relationship Center at 1-888-477-2403 (available from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern Time Monday through Friday). For the most current information, visit www.novartisOTC.com. Consumers should contact their health care provider if they have experienced any problems that may be related to taking or using these drug products.

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Now ShowiNg Gateway Cineplex (Ramstein) Contraband (R) 11 a.m., 1:45 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:15 p.m., 10 p.m. Jack & Jill (PG) 11 a.m., 1:15 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 5:45 p.m., 8 p.m., 10:15 p.m. Immortals (R) 11:15 a.m., 1:45 p.m., 4:10 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 9 p.m. Winnie the Pooh (G) 11:30 a.m., 4 p.m. Kung Fu Panda (PG) 1:15 p.m., 5:45 p.m. SATURDAY - Contraband (R) 11 a.m., 1:45 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:15 p.m., 10 p.m. Jack & Jill (PG) 11 a.m., 1:15 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 5:45 p.m., 8 p.m., 10:15 p.m. Immortals (R) 11:15 a.m., 1:45 p.m., 4:10 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 9 p.m. Winnie the Pooh (G) 11:30 a.m., 4 p.m. Kung Fu Panda (PG) 1:15 p.m., 5:45 p.m. SUNDAY Contraband (R) 11 a.m., 1:45 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:15 p.m. Jack & Jill (PG) 11 a.m., 1:15 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 5:45 p.m., 8 p.m. Immortals (R) 11:15 a.m., 1:45 p.m., 4:10 p.m., 6:30 p.m. Winnie the Pooh (G) 11:30 a.m., 4 p.m. Kung Fu Panda (PG) 1:15 p.m., 5:45 p.m. MONDAY - Contraband (R) 11 a.m., 1:45 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:15 p.m. Jack & Jill (PG) 11 a.m., 1:15 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 5:45 p.m., 8 p.m. Immortals (R) 11:15 a.m., 1:45 p.m., 4:10 p.m., 6:30 p.m. Winnie the Pooh (G) 11:30 a.m., 4 p.m. Kung Fu Panda (PG) 1:15 p.m., 5:45 p.m. TUESDAY - Contraband (R) 11 a.m., 1:45 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:15 p.m. Jack & Jill (PG) 11 a.m., 1:15 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 5:45 p.m., 8 p.m. Immortals (R) 11:15 a.m., 1:45 p.m., 4:10 p.m., 6:30 p.m. Winnie the Pooh (G) 11:30 a.m., 4 p.m. Kung Fu Panda (PG) 1:15 p.m., 5:45 p.m. WEDNESDAY - Contraband (R) 11 a.m., 1:45 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:15 p.m. Jack & Jill (PG) 11 a.m., 1:15 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 5:45 p.m., 8 p.m. Immortals (R) 11:15 a.m., 1:45 p.m., 4:10 p.m., 6:30 p.m. Winnie the Pooh (G) 11:30 a.m., 4 p.m. Kung Fu Panda (PG) 1:15 p.m., 5:45 p.m. THURSDAY - Contraband (R) 11 a.m., 1:45 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:15 p.m. Jack & Jill (PG) 1:15 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 5:45 p.m., 8 p.m. Immortals (R) 11:15 a.m., 1:45 p.m., 4:10 p.m., 6:30 p.m. Winnie the Pooh (G) 11:30 a.m. TODAY -



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Galaxy Theater (Vogelweh) TODAY Joyful Noise (PG-13) 7 p.m. SATURDAY - Tower Heist (PG-13) 4 p.m. A Very Herald and Kumar Xmas (R) 7 p.m. SUNDAY Tower Heist (PG-13) 4 p.m.

At The Movies

Visit www.kaiserslauternamerican.com/movies.php for details

Immortals (R) ― Secretly chosen by Zeus, Theseus must save his people from Hyperion and his hordes. Rallying a band of fellow outsiders, including visionary priestess Phaedra and cunning slave Stavros, one hero will lead the uprising, or watch his homeland fall into ruin and his gods vanish into legend. Starring Henry Cavill and Mickey Rourke. Contraband (R) ― Chris Farraday long ago abandoned his life of crime, but after his

brother-in-law botches a drug deal for his ruthless boss, Chris is forced back into doing what he does best ― running contraband. Chris assembles a crew with the help of his best friend, Sebastian, to head to Panama and return with millions in counterfeit bills. Things quickly fall apart and with only hours to reach the cash, Chris must use his rusty skills to successfully navigate a treacherous criminal network of brutal drug lords, cops and hit men. Starring Kate Beckinsale and Mark Wahlberg.

Puzzle courtesy of http://thinks.com/

ACROSS 1 Pirates’ place 9 From side to side 15 Property receivers 16 Force 17 Athletic elite 18 Mountain home 19 Paraphrase 20 Nuclear particle 21 Waiting area? 23 Household tasks 27 Biology subj. 28 Send again 29 Type of vinegar 34 Face-to-face exam 35 City on the Danube 36 City on the Arno 37 Breakdown 40 Popular van Gogh painting 42 Came down 43 Stops 44 Maritime skill 48 Denouement 49 Neither here nor there 54 Heart 55 More anxious 56 Consecrate 57 Ignorant 58 Camera accessories 59 Evaluates DOWN 1 Former “Tonight Show� host 2 “Vogue�rival 3 Pop musician Lofgren 4 Gusto 5 Star in Scorpio 6 Least sloppy 7 Goddess of agriculture 8 Ogee shape 9 Savings account gain 10 Colleagues 11 Cowboy’s rope 12 Synthetic fabric 13 Fragrance 14 Filming locale

20 Airline founded in 1927 22 Writing pads 23 Hook’s nemesis 24 Admired one 25 Autumnal birthstone 26 List of names 30 Samoan capital 31 Feel nostalgic for 32 Comprehending phrase 33 One of the Mamas 35 Employing 38 Pooh’s creator 39 Orbiting bodies 40 Unfriendly quality 41 Succeed 44 Fishing net 45 Not broadside 46 ___ Ababa 47 “Fatha� of jazz 50 Egyptian deity 51 Architect ___ van der Rohe 52 B in NB 53 Food fragments 54 Bad start? 55 Merkel of moviedom

Solutions to the Jan. 13 puzzle

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Delete a Letter

You’ll have to move quickly to solve this riddle,

Each pair of definitions is for two words, where the second

Because then you’ll understand me and not get in a fiddle,

word is the first word with a letter deleted (example: brand & band).

You will usually find me in something embedded,

The length of the first word in each pair is provided, along with the

It might be in skin or an object instead,

position of the deleted letter to obtain the second word.

I am also a part of a popular sport, Where a double is needed for a round to abort, In a jungle setting, I might be spotted, To administer my poison so prey can be thwarted.

1. something absurd or ridiculous (5 letters) & (delete 4th letter) money paid for transportation 2. a type of fruit (6 letters) & (delete 1st letter) a place for shooting practice

Rearrange the letters Rearrange the letters of the following phrase to form the title of a TV drama series.

3. a dead body (6 letters) & (delete 3rd letter) a thicket of small trees or shrubs 4. to be filled with longing or desire (5 letters) & (delete 5th letter) a measurement of time

Answer “Quickly Now”: Dart| Answer “Rearrange the letters”: The Sopranos | Answer “Delete a Letter”: 1. farce & fare | 2. orange & range | 3. corpse & copse | 4. yearn & year


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RAM Area Apt 3BR 150sqm (great Autobahn accessibility), nice view on lake, BIK, 1.5bath, cpks +carport balc no pets €900 +util ! ! 180sqm House Sulzbachtal Call Walter Klinck 0176-62758373 4BR liv/din 2bath BIK 15min RAB garden €1150 +utl 06308-7159 Ramstein, nice renovated apt, 2BR, Bath, guest WC, BIK, big 10 Min to Landstuhl hospital, livrm, 2 storerooms, ca 95sqm, no 260sqm., 5 bedrms., 2 baths., dogs, €530+util €530 06303- b.i.k., yard, garage 2.100 €uro+ util Anne S. Neumann 983078 or micgim@me.com Immobilien4you Tel: 06372Ramstein-city: Nice first-floor- 803641 or 0173-8317162 Apartment, 125sqm, 3BR/1,5BA, balcony, garage, € 900,- + util Meet the publisher of the 06371/943315-16 www.Germa Kaiserslautern American: Wild-Immobilien.de www.advantipro.de Ramstein-Kottweiler: Beautif. sgl APT 2BR livrm dinrm BIK bath balc yard basem-laundry sep entry non-smoker partly furn €850 incl. util +electr. Call Fam Gibs 06371-50700


Otterberg, very nice freest. house, big liv., sep. din rm, bik, 2 baths, 2 bedrms, sauna, basem., garage, yard, view, very special, € 1,500 + util + 1 month finders fee Please call Anita Anita Anspach-Olfers Immobilien Sonntagstr. 12, KL-Siegelbach Tel: 06301-1641 or Mobile: 0171-5272027 www.immobilien-anspach-olfers.de

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International Ministries, e.V. Pastors William & Olivia Gairy Im Haderwald 13 | 67661 Kaiserslautern-Einsiedlerhof 011-49-171-385-1754 or 011-49-151-229-80403 swim@soulwinners2011.org | www.soulwinners2011.org Time of Services: Sunday Prayer - 10:30 a.m. | Sunday Worship Service - 11:00 a.m. Wednesday Prayer - 6:30 p.m. | Hour of Power Discipleship Bible Study - 7:00 p.m. Saturday Hour of Prayer 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

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1Fam House Reifenberg 1520min Landst/RAM 15min PS 3BR 167sqm quality int tiled oven tiled flrs & wood flrs new bath & BIK & heat covered terr BBQ carport-fits 2, basem WC & show â‚Ź1250 +utl av 1Feb 0179-9485711 3BR apt, 15 min from Landstuhl, in Krähenberg, beautiful view bik din rm lg living w/fireplace 1.5 bath large balc basement garage no pets â‚Ź850+util For further info contact Angie Kipp @ 06338-336 or 480-3104 4BR house BruchmĂźhlbach, 190sqm renovated BIK, liv/dinrm, open firepl, finished loft 1.5baths garage balc av 1Feb â‚Ź1400+utl Please call 06306-7010070 or 0172-4919227 5 minutes to Ramstein Base, ca. 200m² living space, 5 bedrooms, 2.5 bath, garage, open living/dining room, available February 15th. Doris Drewlow Immobilien Tel: 06371-5940059 5min Sembach / 10min KL-East, 179sqm Beautiful Apt, like bungalow, on 1 level, like new, 3BR, 1.5bath, BIK liv/din beautif lg terr, no pets, 1200â‚Ź +util Call 06301719565 or 0172-6785550 Airbase: 25 min luxury house in Winnweiler, 7 br, 3 bath, yard, gar - avail. March E 2450,- ;Waldmohr area: 228 sqm h. 4 br firepl E 1550,- ; Neumuehle: freest newer house 4 br, yard E 1200,-; Hoeheinoed: nice 3 br, studio, dplx , carport, yard, E 1100,-; JR REALTY reduced fee - ph: 01703159692 or jrrealtykmc@yahoo.com Bann: Duplex, 151sqm, 3BR/ 1,5BA, balcony, terrace, yard, carport â‚Ź 1.100,- + util 06371/ 943315-16 www.GermaWild-Immo bilien.de

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January 20, 2012 Available with GP Residences: Beautiful Spesbach House, 4 BR, 2 baths, office, very nice bik, liv/ din rm, garage, yard, basement, storage, quiet location, â‚Ź1,060. New Miesenbach House, 4 BR, 2 baths, bik, liv/din rm, yard, garage, storage, â‚Ź1,200. Large GlanMĂźnchweiler House, 5 BR, 2baths, nice bik, liv/din rm, yard, storage, carport, â‚Ź1,250. Reduced fees, call 0631-22328 or 0177-5522-328 or 0162-4131-878.

Duplex in Mackenbach: 246qm living space, dining and living room, BIK, 5BR/2BA, Garden Terrace, Rent 1600â‚Ź RE/MAX Real Estate Center, KL, Kerim Abane, Tel: 0176/70921724 o. 0631/ 41408880 Duplex-Half; 217 m2; 18 km to Sembach; 3 BR; BIK; Liv/DinRoom; 1 Bath; Heated conservatory/winter garden; Garage; Pets allowed; Rent: 1,560.00 Euro + utilities+ 40.00 Euro garage; Avail.: Now; For more info please call: GI Bill Pay Service & Real Estate, Tel.: 06371-465407 or 01601065196, E-mail: ramstein@gibill pay.com

Big house (with sep. Apt.) in Hochspeyer For Rent: 313sqm, 10rms, 2kitchens = BIK, 3bathrms, balcony, cellar, roofspace, big garden with big terrace. Available now (or later), RenFehrbach-Pirmasens, 15 min to tal without utilities: â‚Ź2.200. HandLandstuhl: nice 6BM free-stand ling-cost â‚Ź800 + VAT: (0631)house, 3 baths, basement, gara3629912 Brand new freestanding house, 5 Min. to RAB, in RAB school, 5 bedrms., 2 baths., b.i.k., floor-heating, garage, yard 2.300 â‚Źuro + util Anne S. Neumann Immobilien4you Tel: 06372803641 or 0173-8317162

ge, open-fire-place, patio, yard, E1520, Immo T.016096096498

Freest. House w/garage 155sqm renovated, 650sqm yard, 18min from RAB, 66919 Hermersberg, Ringstr.2, BIK w/dwasher, 2 new baths, livrm, dinrm, 3BR, studio, basem. fully tiled garage / elect., 5BR, summer house, new heating, DSL +util; + SAT, Call: 06333-63510 or 01516BR, 56616011

BruchmĂźhlb., freest., 2baths, 190sqm, 1524â‚Ź SchĂśnenberg, 245sqm, 3baths, â‚Ź1690 +util Immobilien Freest. House, Kaiserslautern ciHauschild Tel. 06373-505600 ty: newly renovated, 150 sqm, 3 BrĂźcken: freestanding 3 bedr., 1 bed, 1.5 bath, BIK, garage, yard, ½ bath, living-diningrm., built-in- â‚Ź 1100 + ut., av. now, KKA Immokit., basement, patio, yard, gara- bilien, Tel. 0172-6855976 Melinda

ge, 900,--+ util www.AGRA-Immo Freest. house, Schmalenberg, renov, 200sqm, 15min Kl / Vogelw bilien.de 06371/57656 5br, lrg liv-dinrm, new bik, 2bath Bungalow 130 m2; 20 km to furn, 3cellar rms, lrg balc, carport, RAB; School-District Ramstein; 2 â‚Ź1470 +util 0172BR; 1.5 Bath; BIK; Liv/Din-Room; SAT-TV, Storage; 1 Garage; Yard; 1 Cat al- 6836244 lowed; Rent: 1,000.00 EUR + 40.00 EUR garage + utilities; Avail.: February 1, 2012. For more info please contact GI Bill Pay Service Real Estate, 0160-1065196 or 06371-465407, E-mail: ramstein@gibillpay.com

Freestanding house in RAB school, 300sqm., 3 baths., 5 bedrms., b.i.k., floor-heating, garage, low energy house, 2.700 â‚Źuro + util Anne S. Neumann Immobilien4you Tel: 06372803641 or 0173-8317162

Dellfeld 66503, 35min to Ramstein, free standing house 150 m², 4 bedrm, BIK, huge livingrm, bath, balcony, basement, double size garage, garden. Aircondition, fast Internet. Friendly neigbourhood, no traffic. 850.-- + util. Available February. Call 0176 24177539 or 0160 97205132.

Freestanding house, 213 sqm., 4 bedrms., + studio, 2 baths., b.i.k., terrace, garage 1.650 â‚Źuro + util Anne S. Neumann Immobilien4you Tel: 06372803641 or 0173-8317162

FSH 200 m² in Zweibruecken; 4 BR; 1 Office-Room; 1,5 Bath + sauna; Modern BIK; Liv/DinKaiserslautern, 5 min downtown Room; Double-Garage; Fenced in No.5, 4 houses, rent â‚Ź1000-1200, yard; Pets negotiable; Rent: 1,600.00 Euro + 80.00 Euro garaZIAI Immobilien 06371 57888 ge; Avail.: Feb 15, 2012; For more info please call: GI Bill Pay Ser5$067(,1 vice Real Estate; Tel.: 06371465407 or 0160-1065196, Email: ramstein@gibillpay.com

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Geiselberg rowendhouse, quiet loc, 120sqm, 5rms, BIK, 2 baths, guest WC, hobby rm, floor heat, carport, garden, avail now â‚Ź 887 + util 0631-12307 or 0179-5112877 Gorgeous resident, by Realtor Erica only, 0160-96697945, florida0001@gmx.de, Erzenhausen 200sqm, 4BR, eq.design/layout â‚Ź1372, Hermersberg 270sqm, â‚Ź2250, 5BR, gar. Weselberg 185sqm, 4BR, â‚Ź1130, Kollweiler 200sqm, 4BR, â‚Ź1150/No pets.

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Heartwarming and unique home for rent; low energy house with floor heating; 178 m2; 20 min to RAB; 15min to Landstuhl; 2BR; 2Bath; Liv/Din-Room w/fireplace; BIK; Large yard; Double-Carport; Rent: 1,600.00 EUR + utilities; Avail.: Now; For more info please call: GI Bill Pay Service Real Estate; Tel.: 06371-465407 or 0160-1065196, Email: ramstein@gi billpay.com Hefersweiler: Freest. House, 315sqm, 7BR/3BA+3toilets, yard, balcony, terrace, garage, wonderful view â‚Ź 2.300,- + util 06371/ 943311-16 www.GermaWild-Immo bilien.de House BruchmĂźhlbach ca. 160sqm 5BR lg livrm, dinrm, kitchen, bath, 2sep WC, sunroom, garden usage, avail now for rent. Price neg 0172-9089519 House for rent in Siegelbach, 104sqm, garden, balcony & terrace, no pets, 650â‚Ź +util, Availb. 01 Feb., 06374-6481 HĂźtschenhausen: nice House, 110qm living space, BIK, dining and living room, 4 BR/1,5BA, Balcony. Rent 720â‚Ź + util. ask for Dieter at RE/MAX Dremhomes 4 U in Landstuhl 06371/6129262 KL-Siegelbach, 3bedr, â‚Ź560.+util KL-Downtown, 5bedr, â‚Ź1500.- +util Real Estate Metzler 0175-9855251

Kaiserslautern American Kaiserslautern: brand new house, 245 sqm, 4 bed, 2.5 bath, luxury BIK, low energy, radiant floor heating, garage, small yard, â‚Ź 1850+ ut., av. 20. Jan. KKA Immobilien, Tel 0172-6855976. Melinda Kindsbach: Townhouse, 185sqm, 3 bedrms, 1.5 bath, BIK, newly renovated, garden, garage. â‚Ź 930 + util. Av. 01.Feb. KKA Immobilien.Tel. 0172-6855976. Melinda KL-Dansenberg, nice 1-fam house, 155sqm, 5rms, liv.-kit, 1.5bath, cellar, carport, garden, all parquet floors, pets welcome, avail 1Feb â‚Ź1130+util Call: 01713136996 Kollweiler: Duplex, 297sqm, 5BR/ 2,5BA, balcony, terrace, yard, carport â‚Ź 2.020,- + util 06371/ 943315-16 www.GermaWild-Immo bilien.de Kottweiler: brand new freestanding house, 5 bedr., 3 bath, livingdiningrm., built-in-kit., laundryrm., patio, yard, garage, 1.910,-- + util www.AGRA-Immobilien.de 06371/ 57656 Labach, 10 min to Landstuhl: 3Bm duplex, garage, yard, basement, E800, ImmobilienT.016096096498 Landstuhl (City): 3 bedroom house, living-diningroom w. fireplace, open kitchen w. b.i.k., 1,5 bathrooms, basement, garage, yard KD-Baubetreuung â‚Ź900 06371619033 / kd-baubetreuung@t-onli ne.de Mackenbach: Newer Duplex, 5BR/2BA, yard, terrace, 230sqm â‚Ź 1.600,- + util 06371/943311-16 www.GermaWild-Immobilien.de

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Landstuhl: duplex 4 bedr., 3 ½ bath, living-diningrm., built-in-kit., laundryrm., patio, yard, garage, 1.500,-- + util www.AGRA-Immobi lien.de 06371/57656

Nanzdietschweiler 120sqm dplx 2BR 1.5bath liv dinrm lots of space â‚Ź810 +util +1mnth dep no pets 06383-6118

Landstuhl: Great Duplex 200qm living space 4BR/4BA, garage. Price â‚Ź 1500 RE/MAX Dreamhomes 4 U ask for Sonja Gray 06371/ 6129262 or 0160/ 3807277 Sonjagray@ymail.com

New 5Bm house/apartment in HĂśheinĂśd, 10min to hospital, open-fire-place, garage, E1420, ImmoT.016096096498

Mackenbach: duplex 4bedr., 2 ½ bath, living-diningrm., built-in-kitchen, laundryrm., patio, yard, carport, 1.510,-- + util www.AGRA-Im mobilien.de 06371/57656 Mackenbach: FSH, 5 bedr., 1 bath, 2 WC, brand new kitchen, garage, big yard â‚Ź 1.250,-- + util., Miesau: Duplex, 4 bedr., 2 bath, nice kitchen, carport, huge yard â‚Ź 1.275,-- + util., Weilerbach: FSH, 6 bedr., 2,5 bath, 2 garages, 2 fire places, â‚Ź 1.650,-- + util., I.B.u.Immobilienservice Thomas SouriĂ&#x;eaux 06374 995 694 Tho mas.sx@t-online.de Mehlbach (Kaiserslautern School): Very modern House, huge living/dining area, 260sqm, 4BR/3BA, 2 toilets, open-fireplace, garage, yard â‚Ź 1.930,- + util 06371/943311-16 www.Germa Wild-Immobilien.de Mehlbach, Duplex, 7rms, 170sqm, BIK, bath, excl. equipped, floor-heat, avail now, â‚Ź1150 +electr. & gas from provider. Westpfalz Immobilien Thomas Werle, Haseneckstr. 23, 66953 Pirmasens, Tel: 06331-507195 or 0170-2960501, www.immobilienwerle.de


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Otterbach: freestanding House, 5 BR/3BA, Living Dining Room, New BIK, Patio, Garden, Cellar, Rent 1100,-- Euro Call Michaela All ads & pics can be viewed @ at RE/MAX Real Estate Center www.class-world.eu 0631/4140880 or 0176 32 New TLA Rodenbach, close to 3916641 Vogelweh and Ramstein AB; fully Otterberg pretty duplex 3 bdrm furnished; 3BR; 2Ba; completely 1.5 bath and open living/dining equipped; internet; wash/dry/Sat room 1050â‚Ź plus util. Doris DrewTV/AFN; carport; quiet neighbor- low Immobilien Tel: 06371hood $100 06371-462922 / 5940059 or 0171-6464001 payezmenu@hotmail.com Otterberg, 20 min. to Ramstein Newbuilt 190sqm House 5min Air Base, 15 min. to Sembach, 5 from Base in Spesbach, 4BR, BR, BIK, 2,5 BA, Terr., Garage, 2baths, garage, floor heating, gas- 165 sqm, Rent: 1.200,00 EUR + heating, 1700â‚Ź +util Realtor 0152- util., Call Mike MĂźnchschwander, 53651163 RE/MAX Real Estate Center Kaiserslautern, 0631/4140888-0 or Nice big house in Mackenbach, 0176/32367432 228sqm, completly furnished, 4bed-room, big living room, 11/ Otterberg: Duplex, 185qm Living 2bath room, kitchen with inbuild Space, BIK, Big dining and Living furniture, extra basement, patio, room with open fire place, 4BR/ big and nice garden, all fenced in 2BA, Hobby room, Storage room, with electric gate opening, 2 gara- 2 x Balcony, Rent: 1100 â‚Ź call Keges with electic door openers, 2 rim at RE/MAX Real Estate Center miles from RAB and bus stop in 0631/41408880 front of the house available now. Queidersbach: exclusive freeâ‚Ź2200 office 06371-5331 or home standing 4 bedr., 3 ½ bath, living06371-953017 diningm, open fire-place, built-inkit., patio, yard, 2 garages, baseNice house in Hermersberg, ment, 2.530,-- + util www.agra-im 10min to RAB, 5 BR 266sqm livrm mobilien.de 06371/57656 dinrm BIK 2 bath guest WC balc terrace dbl garage floor-heat, Quierbach: Very nice one family lawn â‚Ź1950+util + â‚Ź 80 garage, home 4BR/2BA. Price â‚Ź 1250 RE/ avail. now, 06307-1272 or 0151- MAX Dreamhomes 4 U ask for Sonja Gray 06371/6129262 or 15469063 0160/ 3807277 Sonjagray@ Noo Fee Houses, RAB school, ymail.com wonderful house, 193sqm., 3 school, 170sqm., 4 bedrms., 2 baths., attic, base- RAB ment, yard, garage 1.380 â‚Źuro + bedrms., b.i.k., 1 ½ baths., floorutil please call under 0173- heating, b.i.k., garage, yard 1.100 8317162 Immobilien4you Anne S. â‚Źuro + util Anne S. Neumann Immobilien4you Tel: 06372Neumann 803641 or 0173-8317162


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Sale By Owner: 365 m² living area; full basement; 4 BRs + gym + hobby rm + ofc, 2 remodeled baths + 2 WCs, modern BIK. Dbl gar; fenced garden; coy pond; 5 min walk to train; 0.5 m to A6; 7.3 m to LRMC; 9.3 m to Ramstein. $380000; 06372508138 / Home For Sale Duplex - half in pdmasters@yahoo.com Mackenbach Perfect spot, 195m² Spesbach: freest. 180sqm houliving space double garage, kit- se, property 487 sqm, livingroom, chen 6 years old, ready to move diningroom, kitchen w. b.i.k., 3,5 august 2012 Price: 360k€ Con- bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, basetact: martin.sattelberger@mlp.de ment, garage, yard Price 245.000,KD-Baubetreuung 06371Immediately available! Ramstein- € e-mail: kdSpesbach 9 yr old Duplex - very 619033, nice, 170sqm, Garage, 3 be- baubetreuung@t-online.de

Hauptstuhl, 10 yr old single house, 320sqm, 6 bdrms, 3 1/2 bth, 2 built-in kit, 2 livingrms, fireplace, sauna, basemt, attic, balcony, patio, garage and garden, lot size 589sqm, 280000€ Doris Drewlow Realty, Tel: 06371-5940059 www.dorisd-immo.de

Etschberg: nice freestanding Bungalow, 160qm living space, dining and living room, BIK, 3 BR/ 2,5 BA, util Room, Hobbyroom, Storage Room, Terrace, Double Garage, Big Yard 245 000€ RE/ MAX Real Estate Center ask for Kerim 0631/41408880 Glan-Münchweiler: Duplex, 4Bedr., 2 Bathr., living/dining, bik, balcony, patio, quiet living area, available now, very energy efficient € 175.000,- RE/MAX Dreamhomes 4 U, Landstuhl, Kaiserstr. 4, 06371/6129262 or 0170 685 0060 ask for Wolfgang, email wolf gang.wiedmann@remax.de

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Kaiserslautern American 2003 Honda Accord Power Everything, Sunroof 4 Wheel DIAC Brakes V-6 VTech 229 HP 126K All Leather W/Heated Seats KBB 7200 $6000 Stu.Service@Live.com

OBO, 96 Red Opel Station Wg 5 Sd 254km, Runs Great, Great work car clean new all season tires, Struts shocks, bks Must sell PCSing! $1300 01719223022/ 2005 Toyota Rav4 2x4, 1.8l, waltmarkwas@yahoo.com 123HP, 56K mls, dealer maint. Opel Corsa, 2009, orig. 1280km, manual shift, su-wi tires, trailer cool & sound package, AC, hitch, german specs. Next TUEV â‚Ź10.500 obo Call: 0152-53699038

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American/German playgroup for parents with children ages 1 month-4 years meet in Hochspeyer every Tuesday. Please contact: andy_sprott@hotmail.com onlineAD: yes Cleveland Browns fans are invited to join the Browns Backers Worldwide chapter in Kaiserslautern hosting watch parties every gameday in Otterbach Live!! AJ 0151-40417872 brownsbackersinktown@ya hoo.com

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

Considering having your baby off-base in a spa-like setting? Please contact us for obligationfree advice! american.ge burts.team@google.mail.com ! ! Experienced Child Care provider (engl spk) has openings for English speaking meetings of Al- ages 0-10, very flex. 7min RAB coholics Anonymous available in Pls call 0163-2943479 the Kaiserslautern/Vogelweh Area. Our contact information is: AA Hotline-01803-224-357, FOR SALE -- MISC www.aa-europe.net/countries/ger All ads & pics can be viewed @ many.htm Free English Speaking Open House & Tour for Expecting Parents at Landstuhl St. Johannnis Krankenhaus! February 7; 5:30pm E-mail us for more info! ameri can.geburts.team@goo gle.mail.com

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2 Antique brsets: pine/oak w/3 dressers, inlaid wood bed w/2 dressers; children's IKEA desk white; 2 twin beds. Ph. 0631270641 2 Blankets downs 155x200 with 2 pillows 80x80, 900 gr. brand Webschatz. weight 1140 gr. downs 90% / feathers 10% â‚Ź249 azierke@gmx.de 2 Decoder for AFN TV. Scientific Atlantic D9835. 110-240v and free TV and 3 extra transformers $300 rosario_vo@yahoo.com 300 thread count white down comforter, king size, NIP. Bought wrong size & lost receipt. Never been used! $50 smoothsalsakat@ yahoo.com AFN Satallite receiver with remote myloss_biz@yahoo.com Almost new! Atco Suffolk electric reel mower, in-built roller for a professional "checkerboard" pattern on your lawn! Easy turndial height adjustment. $300 investatec@ aol.com Antique table plus 4 matching hand-carved chairs, all made from solid wood, please call 017661349395 between 7 and 9pm.(number 01) â‚Ź1200 fran zi.queling@googlemail.com Antique Tin Pot - very old - passed down from my grandfather. $40. See pictures at www.classworld.eu E-mail s.vogl75@web.de Assorted New kitchen items. Incl pots (very large to small), pans, whisk, wooden spoons, strainer, mixing bowls, meas cup, knives, plastic containers. $60 +49-172748-7733 Beautiful antique sofa, hand-carved and made from solid wood, please call 017661349395 between 7 and 9pm. (number 03) â‚Ź500 franzi.queling@google mail.com Beautiful hand painted german clock, wonderful gift for one that you really care about, gold leaf, wind up clock w/ chime, can be placed on table or hung on wall with individual stand. Has to be seen to be appreciated. $900. 0177-6036101

Kaiserslautern American Beautiful silver coffee - cutlery 17 pieces, brand hildesheimerrose in the decoration suit-case. phone 06303-807227 â‚Ź59 azierke@gmx.de Beautiful wool jacket pink size. 38/40 of German Alba Fashions/ beads embroidery. Back length 58 cm. 50% virgin wool, 40%, angora 10 %, polyamide. Hardly worn â‚Ź21 sweilacher@t-online.de Beautiful, antique cupboard, hand-carved and made from solid wood, please call 017661349395 between 7 and 9pm.(number 02) â‚Ź2300 franzi.queling@google mail.com

Beautiful, very antique cupboard for your livingroom, made from solid wood, please call 017661349395 between 7 and 9pm. (number 04) â‚Ź2300 fran zi.queling@googlemail.com Bestecke Solingen 23/24K Gold Plated Flatware Set. Model 1280L with 72 piece. New only two piece have very light surface scratches. â‚Ź320 azierke@gmx.de Big mirror made from solid wood, please call 017661349395 between 7 and 9pm. (number 06) â‚Ź100 franzi.queling@google mail.com Big tents, 2, white, excellent condition, each: 114ft. length, 59ft., width, 28ft. hight, for sports or shows or exhibitions, made in 1993 - like new 0152-25194313 (David Frank)

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Bureau, made from solid oak wood, please call 017661349395 between 7 and 9pm.(number 07) â‚Ź60 franzi.queling@google mail.com Cabinet for TV, Bassett (Pine), 65" Ht, 30" Wd, 20" Dp, Exc Cond, TV also for sale (see Sony Trinitron 25"), $165 OBO, Call 0163-330-5535, Lv Msg 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 Couch table with green marble top, adjustable heigth, solid brown wood base $100 Dining table and six chairs (2 with arms), pine. Extends with 2 leaves to seat 8 or more. $250, email girlpilot79@hotmail.com. Photo online. electric lawnmower w/grass catcher and cord, $30; weedwacker, $15; hedgetrimer, $15; 180cm xcountry skis with poles; solid oak cabinent, $50 $120; 016098532240 Epson Picture Mate Printer. Includes a package of printer paper; and new printer cartridge. Available for local pickup. $30 mark.oppel@gmail.com F55 camera AF Nikon 28-100 f/ 3.3-5.6G lens Neck strap green camera bag $200 Four upholstered brown wood dining room chairs. finthen6@ya hoo.com

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lection w/cabinent $160; 0160985-32240 Sony Trinitron 25" TV, traditional (not flat screen), 7 yrs old, kept in spare office, barely used, $50, Call 0163-330-5535, Lv Msg Stunning ball gown, worn one time. Was 250. GermanSize 44 (~16ish), smaller fit. Not as shiny as pic. Adorned w/crystals. Wear w/or without straps. Incl schal €120; 017664966777 Sunbeam Table Top BBQ portable Grill used once $10. Can deliver to RAB Call: 06332-41560 Swarovski Crystal - Attention collectors! All pieces over 20years old! Prices greatly reduced! Great gift for any special occasion! Private collection! Retired pieces. Penguin mother & baby, koala bear mother and baby, Panda mother & baby, turtle. Call for info: 06332-41560 between 2pm to 9pm. Can deliver to RAB! Swarovski Pegasus-From the 1998 "Fabulous Creatures" Series. Retired in 1998, Asking $500.Ph. 06374/944828 Swarovski SC Isadora & Antonio, from the trilogy (magic of dance) 2002 & 2003, w/crystal signs & displays) will sell separately, Price 299 € each obo Call: 01622762421 Swarovski, silver, crystal, trilogy masquerade, 1999-2001, w/crystal signs & displays, 899€ obo Call: 0162-2762421 Table: high top white laminate table with 4 chairs. Chairs have pastel stripe seats. $80 girlpilot79@ hotmail.com. Photo online. The Swarovski Pierrot mesasures 8". This is the first edition of "Masquerade" series. Retired in 1999. Pics on www.classworld.eu isabell_1_98@yahoo.com Tray table plus 1 matching serving tray, both made from solid oak wood, please call 017661349395 between 7 and 9pm. (number 08) €40 fran zi.queling@googlemail.com TV base/foot for 46" Philips TV (46PFL 7605H) originally sealed. No use for it because my TV is mounted to the wall. €70; 01799100405 / tdlenhard@t-online.de Tyler Perry's Madeas Big Happy Family. DVD Never opened still in plastic. $5 Haley1067@gmail.com USA and CSA documents, coins of Germany and China, private collection, for sale piece by piece. Call between 4-7pm 015225194313 (David Frank) Very beautiful, 1xcoffee and 1xtee set, color silver, newly, phone 06303-807227 €179 azierke@ gmx.de Very nice coffee / cocktail table as solid steel frame construction with glass sheet cover. Size: 100/ 100/43cm, 150$ or best offer. 0179-9100405 / tdlenhard@t-onli ne.de Wood frame picture. From Ashfield Arts. Made in the UK. Paid $500. see class-world.eu for pics. email.isabell_1_98@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 Working Male looking for room to rent. Ramstein/Kusel area. Will pay 3 months rent in advance. Needs by February 1st. micardio@ yahoo.com or call 017670924455

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Open from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.


Kids from 1 year old ₏ 6,Adults ₏ 3,Seniors from 65 years old FREE EVERY TUESDAY* Mother’s Day


Mothers FREE in company of at least 1 kid from 1 year old

How to find us: Fro m east take the B40 Kaiserslautern direction Mehlinge Sembach. Or tak e the A63 and tak n/ e exit Mehlingen. Enter Me signs direction Sp hlingen and follow ortzentrum Mehlin gen.

Fathers FREE

in company of at least 1 kid from 1 year old Offers not valid during school breaks and on holidays

Ticket for 10 visits / Kids ₏ 50.Ticket for 10 visits / Adults ₏ 25.Open: Mon – Fri 2 p.m. – 7 p.m. 2 kids & 2 adults Sat, Sun, Holidays and ₏ 12,- ONLY (bring in this ad) German school vacation 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Hauptstr. 86 • 67678 Mehlingen • Info-Hotline: 06303-80 60 69

* Prices subject to change.

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