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FEATURE

Run, walk, run again, Page 8

NEWS

Air Force to allow longer braids, ponytails for women, Page 11

FEATURE

Practice like you play, Page 14

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NEWS

Volunteers flex to needs during pandemic, Page 18

LIFESTYLE

Virtual learning survival guide: 12 essential tips, Page 24

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86 AW commander announces new mission, vision, lines of effort

To the men and women of the 86th Airlift Wing, After three quarters of a century, our wing and its Airmen continue to answer our nation’s call. Through the years, we have delivered airpower through bombardment, air defense, reconnaissance, and close air support. Today, across six countries our Airmen stand ready to project U.S. and NATO airpower if and when called upon. Although time and the global landscape are continually changing, there are certain fundamentals that remain con-

stant. It is these fundamentals that must forge our daily battle rhythm. 86 AW Mission: Build Airmen, Project Power, and Support Partners. That’s it; just seven words. This is what we do. Our mission is actually quite complex; however each one of us must be able to point to the part of this mission that intersects with our day-in-and-day-out J-O-B. If you can’t, come find me… I’ll show you. Building Airmen is at the foun-

dation of airpower. Your ingenuity and intellect are the engine that allows us to project power at the time and place of our choosing. To accomplish this globally, we are only as strong as the collective team of allies and partners that we train with. 86 AW Vision: Adaptive Airmen… Ready to Execute. A properly trained, equipped, and well-led team is capable of accomplishing any mission, adapting to any situation, and overcoming

any obstacle. This is where we are going as a wing. To support the mission and vision, we have established three lines of effort: • Develop Airmen and Care for Families • Facilitate Installation Excellence • Strengthen Relations with Joint and Allied Partners Lines of efforts are broader than singular priorities. These LOEs will guide our actions and decisions through the end of 2022.

Thank you for choosing to serve and wear the cloth of our country. Chief Skibitsky and I are humbled and honored to be serving beside you. Thanks for the countless sacrifices that you and your family make. We are a better nation because of you. Hope Skibitsky Chief Master Sergeant, Command Chief Josh M. Olson Brigadier General, USAF, Commander


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COMMENTARY: leading through adversity

by Lt. Col. Alexis Johnson 86th Civil Engineering Squadron commander Am I the only one that thought 2020 was a crazy, yet revealing year? From the COVID-19 pandemic, the wildfires that plagued Australia, the missile attack on Balad Air Base, the untimely death of the great Kobe Bryant, to the numerous protests of the racial injustice that struck the United States at her core…2020 was an emotional roller coaster of a year. I would be lying if I told you 2020 did not affect me. On the contrary, it affected me on a professional and personal level. But more than that, I wondered how the events were affecting my Airmen. To my surprise, which should not have come as a surprise, my young Airmen were stepping up and leading through the vast array of adversity. And I was very proud. These young Airmen did not shy away from having those tough conversations, from finding new ways of leading through a pandemic, and displaying maturity and humility enough to listen and show empathy. That is what is so great about the U.S. military; our differences make us

stronger, and has since President Truman’s Executive Order 9981 in 1948 was issued to abolish discrimination “on the basis of race, color, religion or national origin” in the armed forces. The U.S. military was one of the first American institutes to integrate, and has been a leader in every respectable category ever since. People around the world look towards the U.S. military as the example due to our values, our resilience, our fight, and our hope. These same pillars are what young Airmen displayed in 2020. One such great leader approached myself and the rest of my squadron leadership and said, “I think we need to do something. We need to all talk, we need to listen to each other’s stories to get a better understanding of what people are going through and how the events in the United States are affecting us.” This was well before the Air Force recommended to conduct small group discussion. He saw a problem, and he knew that if it affected one person, it affected us all. So he started the small group discussions within the Fire Department, and then

expanded to the rest of the squadron. And guess what… it worked! This young Airman shared his story of the racism, injustice, and judgment he experienced and it opened others to speak up. People listened, they showed empathy, and you heard responses such as, “wow, I would have never known”, and, “that has never happened to me,” and “I could not have imagined” and many more. One of my Airmen approached me one day and asked if I had a story to share. I paused for a second because I had so many, and I honestly did not want to walk down memory lane of all the racial injustice, bigotry, sexism, and other injustices that I experienced directly and indirectly. But I told my story. I told them how I was born in a predominantly Black city of Memphis, Tennessee, and my dad’s job transferred us to Atlanta, Georgia. My family and I settled in a small city south of Atlanta called Jonesboro. It is famously known as the location where “Gone with the Wind” was filmed. We moved into a house in a predominantly white neighborhood, and were about one of three Black families. I remember like it was yesterday, after our second day at the house, we woke up to our garage spray painted with, “Go Home …” You can imagine what unspeakable words were on the garage. I recall walking to the grocery store to buy candy and the cashier telling me to “Go back to Africa.” On Saturdays, my dad would take my sister and I to the carwash to help wash his car. In the distance I saw a large crowd gathering at the carwash. I asked my dad what the words on their signs meant. He immediately told my sister and I to get into the car. He drove us home and dropped us off. He went into his closet and retrieved his shotgun, put it in his car, and went back to the carwash to finish washing his

car. I overheard him telling my mom later that night that there was a Klan rally and fundraiser at the carwash. That was the first time I heard anything about the Klan. I was nine. My third grade teacher purposely placed me in the back of the classroom. I did not understand why, I thought it was because I was the tallest one in class. On the last day of class, she called my mom to have a parent/teacher conference. I was outside the classroom as my mom was speaking to my teacher. After five minutes, my mom immediately left the classroom, took my hand and walked me out of the school. My mom was, and still is, an educator. My teacher was telling her that she was recommending to enroll me into Special Education and keep me in the 3rd grade that next year. I could not understand. I was making straight A’s. However, my teacher was telling my mom that I was cheating off my classmates, but could not prove it. My mom went to the Principal and then to the Board of Education to file a complaint. Of course my teacher’s false claims did not hold and I moved on to the 4th grade. After that ordeal, my parents sat my sister and I down to have that “tough conversation” of what we may experience in this world due to the color of our skin. I was nine. This was not the 1950s or ‘60s. This was 1991. Discrimination did not stop in grade school, nor college, but I also experienced it while in our Air Force. My first day of active duty was at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, I can recall the First Sergeant introducing himself and then providing me a list of cities in the area to stay away from. This was 2005, not the ‘50s or ‘60s. One day, I found myself in one of these “cities” pumping gas in my car. Out of nowhere, two large trucks start to encircle me. The guys in the passenger seat begin to light matches and throw them

at me as I was pumping gas. I ran inside the store and told the cashier to call 911. I reported the incident to the Office of Special Investigations the next day. I will never forget that day. I recall as a young 2nd Lt. briefing my squadron and someone out in the crowd called me out by my name. I looked towards my leadership for a response, to have my back, or even openly discipline the person. And I got nothing. I was told that I was in a male-dominated career field and to get used to it. I remember requesting initial feedback from my first squadron commander, and he cancelled all eight of my initial requests. And then looking at my male white counterparts asking for initial feedback, and they were receiving the feedback immediately. I had enough. I told myself that I would never do that to any of my Airmen. I would stand up for them, I would provide feedback immediately, have a voice for them when others would not. I still keep that promise and determination to this day. So to all of the young Airmen who stepped up to the call, thank you for having the courage to say something and make things happen. Leadership can happen at the lowest level, and the Airmen have showed us the leaders that they are. I want to thank my fellow squadron commanders here at Ramstein for also having the courage to have these tough conversations, not only within their Squadrons, but with each other. I hope they all understand of how grateful I am that we can talk to each other peer to peer. Although we have our differences, we can still relate. It takes courage to step out when you know others will not follow you, and it takes courage to speak up. The diversity of our military is great, and is what makes us stronger. Let us continue to step out in courage, have the conversations, and lead the way.

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173 Airborne, 37 AS enhance interoperability Story and photos by Senior Airman Milton Hamilton 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

The U.S. Army’s 173rd Airborne Brigade joined forces with the 37th Airlift Squadron to conduct a rapid deployment exercise of personnel and equipment on Jan. 20. “This joint exercise by the 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade and the 86th Airlift Wing demonstrates that the 173rd Air Brigade can rapidly deploy from anywhere to meet our Army Contingency Response Force mission in support of U.S. Army Europe and Africa,” said U.S. Army Lt. Col. Josh Brown 1-91 CAV commander. As part of the Army Contingency Response Force in Europe, elements of the 173rd Air Brigade can rapidly deploy to conduct contingency operations in Europe, Africa and Asia. To do this well, both organizations coordinate regularly to conduct these deployment readiness exercises. Since Aug. 2020, the 173rd Air Brigade has expanded its responsibilities, aligning with the U.S Army’s Southern European Task Force – Africa, and gaining expanded alert requirements supporting U.S. Africa Command in addition to U.S. European Command. “The Air Brigade is a rapidly deployable, Airborne Cavalry Squadron responsible for maintaining a cohesive, combat ready, army contingency response force,” Brown said. Strengthening interoperability, the 173rd AB worked seamlessly with the 37th AS and 86th AW air and ground assets to further enhance their training and mission capabilities. “As the primary C-130J Super Hercules aircraft lift asset in Germany and Italy, the 37th AS and the 173rd Airborne maintain a strong working relationship in support of fixed wing air support,” Brown said. “Our professional and personal relationships bolster the combat readiness of the 173rd A U.S. Army paratrooper assigned to the 1st Squadron (Airborne), 91st Cavalry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, assigned to Grafenwoehr Training Area, tightens the straps of a parachute for another soldier during a buddy-check at Ramstein Air Base, Jan. 20. Once the paratroopers arrived at Ramstein they immediately initiated mission planning, joint rehearsals and the airload process with Airmen assigned to the 37th Airlift Squadron and the 86th Logistical Readiness Squadron.

allowing us to provide a critical capability as Europe and Africa’s emergency responders.” The 173rd Airborne Brigade and their joint partners in the 37th AS routinely conduct deployment readiness exercises from both Germany and Italy into numerous drop zones in Europe. Exercises like this set the foundation for expanding the joint capability to deploy both Airborne and Stryker capabilities anywhere in support of EUCOM, AFRICOM and U.S. Central Command priorities. “We provide a ready-now option that is tailorable and scalable to commanders at echelon in the EUCOM, CENTCOM and AFRICOM through execution of rapid, nonotice deployment in support of non-standard mission sets,” Brown said. During the training exercise, approximately 130 paratroopers, additional personnel, numerous vehicles, containers and supply pallets deployed from Grafenwoehr to Ramstein Air Base within hours of notification. “During Airborne operations, we hone our paratroopers’ proficiencies and competencies to ensure our paratroopers can conduct their jobs and meet the commander’s intent,” said U.S Army Capt. Dean Purpura, 1-91 Cavalry air operations and training officer. Once the paratroopers arrived at Ramstein they immediately initiated mission planning, joint rehearsals and the air-load process with 37th AS loadmasters to prepare for their follow-on mission. Capping off the exercise, 1-91 Cavalry conducted static-line jumps back into Grafenwoehr Training Area from a C-130J Super Hercules aircraft while being supported by 37th AS pilots and loadmasters. “This mission is more than just an Airborne operation,” Brown said. “It is a truly joint and multifunction endeavor, and relies on a great number of organizations all seamlessly working together. This is why we must practice these missions under multiple conditions, and often.”

U.S. Army paratroopers assigned to the 1st Squadron (Airborne), 91st Cavalry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, assigned to Grafenwoehr Training Area, prepare to board a C-130J Super Hercules aircraft at Ramstein Air Base, Jan. 20. The paratroopers conducted static-line jumps into Grafenwoehr Training Area, while being supported by 37th AS pilots and loadmasters.

U.S. Army paratroopers assigned to the 1st Squadron (Airborne), 91st Cavalry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, assigned to Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany, conduct buddy-checks during a paratrooper briefing at Ramstein Air Base, Jan. 20. Approximately 30 paratroopers, additional personnel, numerous vehicles, containers and supply pallets deployed from Grafenwoehr to Ramstein Air Base within hours of notification.

U.S. Army paratroopers assigned to the 1st Squadron (Airborne), 91st Cavalry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, assigned to Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany, board a C-130J Super Hercules aircraft at Ramstein Air Base, Jan. 20. The 37th Airlift Squadron provided air assets and air crew personnel during the paratroopers’ jump qualification.


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KMC BLOTTER

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JANUARY 18 Nothing significant to report JANUARY 19 6:07 p.m.: Major vehicle collision in Kaiserslautern 6:16 p.m.: Major vehicle collision in Steinwenden 7:16 p.m.: Larceny of government property in Landstuhl JANUARY 20 11:35 a.m.: Theft in Kaiserslautern 9:17 p.m.: Driving under the influence in Kaiserslautern JANUARY 21 1:05 p.m.: Operating a USAREUR-plated vehicle on expired registration on Kapaun AS 1:07 p.m.: Damage to personal property on Kapaun AS JANUARY 22 8:26 a.m.: Minor traffic collision/fleeing the

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scene in Ramstein-Miesenbach 12:51 p.m.: Operating a USAREUR-plated vehicle without a valid registration on Kapaun AS 8:41 p.m.: Operating a USAREUR-plated vehicle without a valid registration on Vogelweh Family Housing JANUARY 23 11:20 a.m.: General order violation in Huettschenhausen 7 p.m.: Driving under the influence of a controlled substance in Landstuhl 9:10 p.m.: Article 113/reckless operation of a vehicle on Kapaun AS 11:45 p.m.: General order violation in Ramstein-Miesenbach JANUARY 24 2:10 a.m.: Failure to obey a lawful order/regulation of base restriction in Kaiserslautern 4 p.m.: Driving under the influence of a controlled substance in Landstuhl

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

THE HOUSING HYPE Beginning Feb. 1, the KMC Housing Office is opening a Satellite Office on Ramstein The Housing Satellite Office is located in Building 2108 (former DRC) on Ramstein. The Satellite Office will be for Economy/ Off-Base out-processing ONLY and will be BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Appointments must be made using Appointment Plus. All in-processing and walk-ins will remain at the KMC Housing Office located on Vogelweh in Building 1001.

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The hours of operation will be: »» Mon/Tue/Thu: 8-11:30 a.m. and 1-3:30 p.m. »» Wed: 8-11 a.m. »» Fri: 8-11:30 a.m. and 1-2:30 p.m. Please contact the KMC Housing Office at KMCHousing@us.af.mil or 489-6672 for more information.

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Air Force official photos The 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs Office has a new process for scheduling official photos. Visit Ramsteinstudio.setmore.com/ services to schedule your official photo. Head and shoulders appointments are available Monday – Thursday, with appointments for full-length photos on Fridays. How to manage trash exposed to COVID19 Potentially infected garbage from private households must be disposed of in the container for non-recyclable waste (black can). This waste must be wrapped in tear- and moisture-proof sacks (e.g. plastic or garbage bags) and sealed tightly (e.g. a knot). If you have any questions regarding correct waste disposal, feel free to contact your local waste management team. For Kaiserslautern county: abfallwirtschaft@kaiserslautern-kreis.de Phone 0631-7105-408/505 For Kaiserslautern city: kundenservice@stadtbildpflege-kl.de Phone 0631-365-1700 COVID-19 updates for KMC Looking for updated information regarding coronavirus and changes to base facilities? Visit www.ramstein.af.mil/COVID-19/ Ramstein COVID-19 testing Ramstein’s testing center is located at the medical clinic’s parking lot. While the parking lot is closed to thru-traffic, it is open for those presenting for testing. You do not have to exit your vehicle and walk up to the tent: just drive through the tent! Post Office parcel update The U.S. Postal Service is experiencing unprecedented volume increases and limited employee availability due to the impacts of COVID-19. Capacity challenges with airlifts and trucking for moving this historic volume of mail are leading to temporary delays. The Post Office appreciates your patience if your package is delayed. Ramstein Pharmacy Tent Ramstein’s pharmacy is closing the lobby to patient access and dispensing medications

through the exterior pharmacy lobby windows (walk-up pharmacy). This enables patients to maintain proper physical distancing. Medication refills can be processed through TRICARE Online or through the automated refill line (06371-865601), and will be ready for pick-up the next duty day after 1 p.m. Pharmacy hours of operation are Mon-Fri 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Dining Facility expands food operations • Lindberg Hof Dining Facility on Kapaun All DOD ID card holders, to include dependents and members of foreign governments, are welcome to eat at the LBH. Only USD cash is accepted. Mon-Fri breakfast: 6-8 a.m. (weekends & family/holidays 7-8:30 a.m.), lunch: 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; dinner: 4:30-6 p.m., weekend/holiday/ family day brunch: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. • Jawbone Flight Kitchen on Ramstein MonSun; hot meals served during the following times: Breakfast: 6-8 a.m.; lunch: 11 a.m.-1 p.m., dinner: 5-7 p.m., midnight meal: 11 p.m.-1 a.m. GACO helps U.S. customers in Germany Even during COVID-19, the GermanAmerican Community Office in Kaiserslautern (located in Rathaus Nord) is still available to assist American customers with host nationrelated topics. GACO staff is able to help with German documents and authorities, host nation policies and regulations, questions about disposing trash off base, drivers’ licenses for U.S. civilians, retirement in Germany, marriage between Americans and foreign nationals, leisure and sports activities, and a lot more. GACO is a resource to help U.S. personnel have an easier and smoother stay in Germany. As soon as USO is authorized to offer newcomers’ orientation tours in Kaiserslautern again, they will make weekly stops at the GACO. The main entrance of Rathaus Nord is currently closed to the public, but you can make an appointment if you need to discuss your matter in person. For your appointment you will need to use the entrance at Benzinoring 1 where you will be picked up. For more information, visit www.gaco-kl.de; call 0631-363-3010 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri, and between 2 and 6 p.m. Thursdays; or email info@gaco-kl.de.

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86 VRS slams brakes on wait times

Challil Kessler, 86th Vehicle Readiness Squadron shop supervisor (left) and Senior Airman Jacob Croushore, 86th VRS vehicle mechanic, prepare to conduct a brake test on an 86th Security Forces Squadron vehicle at Ramstein Air Base, Jan. 7. The new brake system allows 86th VRS mechanics to test the shocks, wheel alignment; front, rear, and parking brakes of each vehicle, all in less than five minutes.

Story and photos by Senior Airman Milton Hamilton 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs The 86th Vehicle Readiness Squadron implemented a new innovative brake testing system that saves time and ensures the safety of military and local national vehicles. “The primary goal of our new brake testing system is to provide a means to show that we have safe braking systems on all of our vehicles before they leave the shop,” said Senior Airman Jacob Croushore, 86th VRS vehicle mechanic. “This new test allows us to do that in an efficient way and we get vehicles back to their units more quickly.” Prior to acquiring the new brake testing system, it took approximately 30 minutes to test the brakes for one vehicle. The new system allows the 86th VRS

to run a full brake diagnostic in less than five minutes. “We used to have to drive all the vehicles to another location on Ramstein to test their brakes, sometimes delaying our task, but now we can stay in our shop,” said Challil Kessler, 86th VRS shop supervisor. “Our mechanics are more productive when we have the necessary tools available to them in house.” With the extra time saved from this new innovation, Airmen are able to inspect more vehicles and complete additional tasks, ultimately allowing for shorter waiting periods for their customers. “We’re allotted a certain amount of money each year for tools and equipment, so we requested funds for the new brake testing system, because we knew it would greatly benefit our shop and every squadron at

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Ramstein,” Croushore said. The new system allows 86th VRS mechanics to test the shocks, wheel alignment; front, rear, and parking brakes of each vehicle, all in less than five minutes. “This new system saves us about 25 minutes per vehicle, which reduces our labor overall, saving us around seven manhours per week, 25 man-hours per month, and 300 man-hours annually,” Croushore said. The new brake testing system is widely used throughout the Kaiserslautern Military Community. All of the 86th VRS mechanics are trained on how to properly use the system as well as understand the diagnostics readings, which allows the 86th VRS to place Airmen in any auto shop, without having to retrain them on a multitude of tasks and equipment. “This new brake testing

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Challil Kessler, 86th Vehicle Readiness Squadron shop supervisor, demonstrates the diagnostic read-out of the new 86th VRS brake testing system at Ramstein Air Base, Jan. 7. The new system saves 86th VRS mechanics 25 minutes per vehicle and a total of 300 man-hours annually.

An 86th Security Forces Squadron vehicle sits on the 86th Vehicle Readiness Squadron’s new brake testing system at Ramstein Air Base, Jan. 7. The new system allows 86th VRS mechanics to complete tasks more quickly, ultimately allowing for shorter waiting periods for their customers.

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our ability to quick-turn vehicles back to their squadrons, it pays for itself,” Kessler said.

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Prevent delay, update TRICARE today by Staff Sgt. Kirby Turbak 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs Out of the nearly 3,000 service members who arrived at Ramstein Air Base, in 2020, more than 450 members and their families have not enrolled in the TRICARE Overseas Program. Checking off this simple administrative task can save time and money in the long run. While members must perform a mini-registration for COVID19 testing, this does not automatically enroll members with the facility. To prevent delays and unnecessary costs for medical treatment, all service members and their families must intentionally enroll in the TRICARE Overseas Program within 90 days of arrival at Ramstein. If members don’t enroll within 90 days of arrival, the command sponsored active-duty family member’s TRICARE Health Plan coverage will default to TRICARE Select Overseas (TOP Select), which involves cost shares and payment of annual outpatient deductibles. TOP Select is an option for eligible non-active duty service members living overseas. TOP Select works like the stateside

TRICARE Select program with similar benefits, requirements and costs. TOP Select beneficiaries will have access to care on a “space available” basis in Ramstein’s Medical Clinic. For those wanting to enroll in TOP Prime, there are two ways: in-person and virtually. To reduce foot traffic within the facility, virtual is the preferred option. In-person: Beneficiaries can go to the clinic and enroll in person. Take a copy of your Command Sponsorship orders and a completed enrollment form. Virtually: Send an encrypted email with a copy of your Command Sponsorship orders and the enrollment forms to the following inbox: usaf. ramstein.86-mdg.list.mdss-tricare-enrollments-all@mail.mil.

For more information about enrollment you can contact the Ramstein TRICARE Office at 06371-46-2557 or DSN 479-2557.

The TRICARE Overseas Program assists military members and their families when they get tasked to an assignment outside the United States. Photo by Staff Sgt. Nicholas Rau


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Update on influenza vaccinations, COVID testing for pre-travel

by Col. (Dr.) Ryan Mihata 86th Medical Group Commander Thanks to everyone who came to get their influenza vaccine last week! We immunized more than 6,000 people from across the KMC. It was a huge success, and we thank our Landstuhl Regional Medical Center teammates for their collaboration. There will be other (smaller venue) opportunities in the coming weeks if you still need to get your influenza shot; stay tuned for an announcement. The good news is that levels of influenza in our area remain exceedingly low. According to the European CDC, across Europe only one out of about 900 surveillance samples was positive for influenza. On the COVID front, numbers in Kaiserslautern are trend-

ing downward, although still high between 95-117 cases per 100,000 population. As most of you know, Germany extended its lockdown restrictions to the middle of February with increased requirements for specific mask wear in certain areas. For up to date information, please visit: https://www. ramstein.af.mil/COVID-19/.

New DOD and CDC guidance is directing increased COVID testing related to travel. Commercial airlines now require a negative COVID test within 72 hours for commercial travel to the United States. To attempt to meet some of this requirement, the 86th Medical Group started pre-travel testing for official travel and emergency leave only. The testing is from

7:30-10 a.m. Monday-Friday at the Ramstein Enlisted Club. This is on a walk-in basis, and can be accomplished in less than an hour to provide you documentation for the airline. It is intended for Air Force personnel assigned to Air Force installations in the KMC, including uniformed members, civilians and dependents who are traveling for official purposes or for emergency leave. Any other travel must be worked through commercial locations on the economy. Guidance is changing rapidly. Stay aware by checking the Ramstein COVID webpage and social media accounts. Lastly, we are out of our first shipment of COVID vaccines. This shipment was primarily for first responders and frontline personnel. We have ordered the next shipment, but we do not

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as well. Approximately 1.5 million Germans have received at least one dose of vaccine. Sadly, in the United States the number of deaths rose to more than 410,000, which is more American deaths than our country experienced in World War II. I hope you all stay safe and healthy.


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Physical therapy: Run, walk, run again

U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Spencer Carrier, 86th Operational Medical Readiness Squadron physical therapist, explains foam rolling to Staff Sgt. Randy Sayer, 86th OMRS physical therapy technician, at Ramstein Air Base, Jan. 13. Foam rolling is a technique patients can use to help increase flexibility in their back or soothe muscle knots.

Story and photos by Senior Airman Jennifer Gonzales 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs In all my life, I never thought I’d need physical therapy. Sure, I struggled with some aspects of exercising. Not everyone’s built the same. Despite that, I was still surprised when my shins and back decided to give out on me during a regular physical training session. Imagine burning-hot jagged lines shooting vertically through your shins, coupled with an ache that feels as if a bubble is bursting inside your spine. Then that bubble causes crackling pain to travel through your hips and halfway down your thighs. Welcome to my world. The elements of the earth, metaphorically speaking, struck me all at once. I didn’t tell anyone this happened. Why? I figured no one would believe me or I was just trying to get out of exercising. Physical problems beyond broken bones aren’t exactly easy to prove. As a result, I continued on as normally as I could. My lower back ached with a burning pain whenever I walked too long, and even more so when I ran. My shins felt as if they were bowing each time my foot landed on the ground while running. Even the gentlest

press of my finger against them resulted in pain. After two months, I finally couldn’t take it anymore, so I made an appointment with my primary care provider. I told him everything that happened and how long it had been going on. After an examination, he told me I may have had a stress fracture. An X-ray confirmed I didn’t, so the more likely culprit of my pain was shin splints, which also may have had something to do with my back pain. Thus, I was referred to physical therapy. The first two appointments were virtual because of COVID-19, both of which my provider and I spoke about what kind of pain I was having and which exercises I could do at home to try and alleviate it. For my shins, I was told not to run or participate in any exercises involving jumping. For my back, I was instructed to avoid sit-ups and to do a few specific stretches to get my back muscles more flexible. At first, each stretch hurt more than I care to admit and my range of motion wasn't very far. I couldn’t even do ‘good mornings’ correctly. On top of that, watching my peers run during physical training left me with a sense of longing. I wanted to get better, ‘get back on the horse,’ so to speak,

but I knew it would take time. Within a couple of weeks, though, I noticed the pain eased up a bit. Stretching felt better and I believed my flexibility was improving. About a month into doing as instructed, I went for an in-clinic visit. My legs hurt less so I figured it was time to try running again, yet I was still feeling some pain in my back. After some chiropractic stretches from the physical therapist, it was concluded that my back muscles as well as my hamstrings, were incredibly tight. I was given the option to do foam rolling and hamstring stretches. Foam rolling felt a little strange at first, but the more I did it, the better it felt. There were days when I wanted to give up. Even though I was feeling improvement, it wasn’t fast enough and it’s not fun feeling like the weak link. However, I learned patience is key. I kept telling myself everyone is built differently and to have patience with myself. All of that brings us to now. Physical therapy has helped me tremendously and I encourage anyone who may be having difficulties to reach out to your PCM. Personally, I wish I’d done it sooner. I’m continuing to improve and I hope to be back in tip-top shape within the next few weeks.

U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Spencer Carrier, 86th Operational Medical Readiness Squadron physical therapist, performs a chiropractic adjustment on Staff Sgt. Randy Sayer, 86th OMRS physical therapy technician, at Ramstein Air Base, Jan. 13. Chiropractic treatment can be used on patients to improve spinal flexibility.

U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Spencer Carrier, 86th Operational Medical Readiness Squadron physical therapist, watches Staff Sgt. Randy Sayer, 86th OMRS physical therapy technician, balance on a BOSU ball at Ramstein Air Base, Jan. 13.

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Randy Sayer, 86th Operational Medical Readiness Squadron physical therapy technician, performs flexibility training at Ramstein Air Base, Jan. 13. Patients utilize a BOSU ball during physical therapy to increase flexibility, strength and core muscles.


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Airlifter of the Week: Money matters Story and photos by Airman 1st Class Taylor Slater 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs Money is important. This makes managing the finance office of one the biggest Air Force bases outside the United States even more important, but somebody has to do it. Tech. Sgt. Carl Wheaton is that somebody. “I treat every customer as if I have that problem that they’re having,” Wheaton said. Wheaton, recent Airlifter of the Week, takes every challenge his job throws at him in stride. As the non-commissioned officer of customer service at the 86th Comptroller Squadron, Wheaton takes care of any and all financial issues, whether it’s separation or retirement payments, temporary duty travel pay or debts. Wheaton earned an accounting degree prior to entering military finance, but admits that education comes second to doing tasks hands-on. “I feel like a [degree] just lets someone know that I can pay attention to something for four years,” Wheaton said. “But as far as knowledge goes it comes with experience and doing the same thing repetitively.” Wheaton isn’t only handling spreadsheets, as customer service can make managing finance even more difficult. Wheaton notes that

presenting good service to the largest population of Americans outside the U.S. and geographically separated units throughout Europe can be demanding at times. “It can be overwhelming, especially when you take pride in your job,” Wheaton said. “I get satisfaction from knowing that I helped a customer, no matter how simple or complicated the problem is.” In February 2020, Wheaton was assigned to his first deployment in Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti. He was tasked with filling a senior non-commissioned officer position where he became a resource advisor managing budgets, handling cash and contract payments. “It was completely different from customer service and more budgeting than accounting,” Wheaton said. “It was managing millions of dollars versus managing customers.” COVID-19 added a new layer of challenge for Wheaton as the closure of borders and businesses made it difficult to fulfill his mission. Wheaton and his colleagues were able to prevail with new protocols mandating face coverings, hand sanitizers and gloves. “We just kept pushing and [talked] with different local nationals out there,” Wheaton said. “We tried to understand the language and make as many transactions as we could while also promoting being an ambassador for the Air Force.”

Wheaton's dedication was rewarded, as his leadership guided his deployed team to winning Team of the Month twice at their deployed location. Wheaton’s work would not go unrecognized at home either. On Jan. 14, he was recognized as Airlifter of the Week, an award recognizing outstanding Airmen across the 86th Airlift Wing. Wheaton has educated about 1,200 newcomers during a total of 42 in-processing briefs since his arrival in September 2019. He has processed military travel entitlements that led to a disbursement of roughly $3 million overall payments for 6,100 customers. Money isn’t the only important matter in Wheaton’s job, as he also values being a good role model for his subordinates. “My Airmen are looking up to me and knowing that the future is going to be in their hands, I have to set that example,” Wheaton said. “If I slack, they’ll slack.” The guidance and mentorship has paid off, with Wheaton leading his team to earning two Senior Airman Below-the-Zone promotions and 11 quarterly or annual awards at the Wing level or higher. Overall, the title of Airlifter of the Week only inspires Wheaton to aim higher at his job. “It makes me want to [try] even harder,” Wheaton said. “People are noticing me, what else can I do?”

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Carl Wheaton, 86th Comptroller Squadron non-commissioned officer of customer service finance, exchanges Djiboutian currency with a Djiboutian national at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti in 2020. Wheaton’s leadership guided his deployed team to winning Team of the Month twice at their deployed location. Courtesy photo

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Carl Wheaton, 86th Comptroller Squadron non-commissioned officer of customer service finance, poses for a photo at Ramstein Air Base, Jan. 14. Wheaton has educated 1,200 newcomers during 42 in-processing briefs since his arrival in September 2019.

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Carl Wheaton, 86th Comptroller Squadron non-commissioned officer of customer service finance, left, fields customer service questions at the 86th CPTS at Ramstein Air Base, Jan. 14.

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Carl Wheaton, 86th Comptroller Squadron non-commissioned officer of customer service finance, centerleft, poses for a photo with his team at Ramstein Air Base, Jan. 14. Wheaton’s guidance led to his team earning two Senior Airmen Below-the-Zone promotions and 11 quarterly or annual wing and higher headquarters awards.


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Air Force to allow longer braids, ponytails, bangs for women by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs As an outcome of the 101st Air Force uniform board, Air Force women will be able to wear their hair in up to two braids or a single ponytail with bulk not exceeding the width of the head and length not extending below a horizontal line running between the top of each sleeve inseam at the under arm through the shoulder blades. In addition, women’s bangs may now touch their eyebrows, but not cover their eyes. These new changes will be effective upon publication of the new standards in Air Force Instruction 36-2903 in February. “As I outlined in Action Order A: Airmen, this decision is a commitment to supporting the Airmen We Need and sustaining the culture and environment of excellence that will continue to make the Air Force an attractive career choice for Airmen and families,” said Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Charles Q. Brown, Jr. “I’m thankful for the feedback and research conducted from a number of women leaders, the Women’s Initiative Team, the Air Force uniform board, and our joint teammates.” The Air Force uniform board convened virtually in November 2020 to discuss ideas sourced from Airmen across the Air Force who participated in a dress and appearance crowdsourcing campaign. Participants on the board included 19 diverse Airmen of various ranks from across the major commands and headquarters directorates. The board reviewed all ideas including a recommendation from the Air Force’s Women’s Initiative Team. Thousands of women across the Air Force provided feedback to the Women’s Initiative Team, stating constraints to hair grooming standards resulted in damage to hair, migraines and in some cases, hair loss. The detailed

Beginning in February 2021, female Airmen will be able to wear their hair in up to two braids or a single ponytail with bulk not exceeding the width of the head and length not extending below a horizontal line running between the top of each sleeve inseam at the under arm through the shoulder blades. In addition, women’s bangs may now touch their eyebrows, but not cover their eyes. Graphic by Corey Parrish

work done by the Women’s Initiative Team to research and support the recommendation was greatly appreciated by the uniform board. “In addition to the health concerns we have for our Airmen, not all women have the same hair type, and our hair standards should reflect our diverse force,” said Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force JoAnne S. Bass. “I am pleased we could make this important change for our women service members.” In addition to addressing issues associated with personal health and hair loss, adjusting female hair standards supports ongoing efforts to address diversity and inclusion in the ranks. Earlier this year and in her role leading the Defense Department’s Diversity Board, then-Secretary of the Air Force Barbara M. Barrett played a prominent role in supporting

these types of adjustments to ensure a more inclusive culture in the services. The Air Force chief of staff approved the policy after considering feedback from the force, the uniform board recommendation, and the professional image and standards of the Air Force and U.S. military. “We remain committed to removing barriers to service,” said Lt. Gen. Brian Kelly, Air Force deputy chief of staff for manpower, personnel and services. “In an all-volunteer force, we want fully qualified volunteers who are representative of the nation to see us as a great opportunity to maximize their talent and serve.” Members must adhere to current occupational safety, fire and health guidance, and

mishap prevention procedures emphasizing when and how to mitigate the potential for injury from hair of varying lengths around machinery, equipment, power transmission apparatus or moving parts. Airmen are encouraged to reach out to their safety office for assistance in analyzing any potential hazards, as applicable. Another idea considered by the board related to beard wear for men. Unlike with women’s hair standards, there are no known health or hair loss issues associated with current male grooming standard compliance. As such, the Air Force plans to continue under the current male grooming standards without adjustments. Beards are currently permitted in conjunction with medical exceptions such as U.S. & GERMAN ATTORNEYS U.S. & GERMAN DIVORCES • SUPPORT ISSUES • EEO WILLS & PROBATE • EMPLOYMENT • PERSONAL INJURY MSPB • CONTRACTOR ISSUES • TAX ADVISORS

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January 29, 2021

Photos by Airman 1st Class Andrew Alvarado 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

A Public Affairs specialist uses a Canon C200 camera to focus on an actor during a video production on Ramstein Air Base, Dec. 21, 2020. Public Affairs specialists may operate on both sides of the camera, producing and contributing as actors during video productions.

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Manuel Zamora, 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs specialist, poses for a photo between takes on Ramstein Air Base, Dec. 21, 2020. Public Affairs specialists routinely alternate as primary and secondary cameramen during video productions.

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Devin Boyer, 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs specialist, adjusts the light settings during a video production on Ramstein Air Base, Dec. 21, 2020. Lights can be intentionally adjusted in intensity and color when producing a professional video. Public Affairs specialists typically use multiple lights to properly illuminate actors and details on a set that would otherwise become obscured or unnoticeable.


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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Devin Boyer,left, and Airman 1st Class Manuel Zamora, 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs specialists, review recorded imagery using a built-in camera monitor on Ramstein Air Base, Dec. 21, 2020. Public Affairs specialists continuously review recorded footage on video cameras to ensure imagery is in focus and audible.

A storyboard sits in the foreground on Ramstein Air Base, Dec. 21, 2020. Storyboards are illustrated descriptions of scenes filmed as part of a video production process.

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Devin Boyer, 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs specialist, provides acting advice to Airman 1st Class Shadae Bromfield, 786th Civil Engineer Squadron emergency manager, on Ramstein Air Base, Dec. 21, 2020. Public Affairs specialists routinely coordinate with actors during scripted scenes of a video production to ensure they understand their roles. Airmen from various units may be given the opportunity to participate as acting talent during a video production.


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569 USFPS: Practice like you play

U.S. Air Force Capt. Christopher Gresham, 569th U.S. Forces Police Squadron operations officer, fires an M4 carbine at Breitenwald Landstuhl Range, Jan. 20. Gresham used real bullets in the 569th’s first live-fire training exercise.

Story and photos by Senior Airman Jennifer Gonzales 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs The 569th U.S. Forces Police Squadron performed their first live-fire exercise at Breitenwald Landstuhl Range, Jan. 20. In the past, they used blank rounds or participated in simulators known as Milo Range Training Systems, but leadership for the 569th USFPS felt it was time for a change.

“Recently, my commander wanted to give the unit more realistic training, which means more trigger time,” said Master Sgt. Nakoma Pratt, 569th USFPS training section chief. “We took out one of our simulator options and incorporated the 300 meter [shooting] range.” The live ammunition training is designed to build the unit’s proficiency and muscle memory. It gives them a sense of how their bodies may react in different scenarios downrange.

“We can always play a video game and see how to take down a threat, but you don’t know how you react or what mechanics you’re lacking until you use an actual weapon,” Pratt said. Using live ammo provides a more realistic experience than shooting blank rounds, and it allows personnel to witness bullets hitting their intended targets. “With the blanks, you can hear the (weapon fire) and feel the trigger pull, but you don’t know if you

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Domenico Fabrizio, 569th U.S. Forces Police Squadron installation entry controller, sits with boxes of ammunition at Breitenwald Landstuhl Range, Jan. 20. The live rounds were used in the first live-fire sustainment training for the 569th USFPS.

actually landed the round on target,” Pratt explained. “(Live rounds) actually give them a sight picture.” The training started with a small workout for the team to elevate their heart rates. This simulated the stress they may experience during real-world situations. “We have them do pre-physical training to get their heart rates pumping, so they know their mechanics and when they should or should not pull the trigger while neutralizing a threat,” Pratt said.

The live-fire training initiative will provide over 400 defenders the opportunity for additional live-fire training and promoting weapon utilization, efficiency and familiarization. The effort directly contributes to the development of more ready, lethal defenders to execute dangerous missions downrange and defend U.S. Air Forces in Europe’s “Global Gateway,” as well as the Air Force’s most prominent air power projection platform.

U.S. Air Force Capt. Christopher Gresham, 569th U.S. Forces Police Squadron operations officer, sorts ammunition at Breitenwald Landstuhl Range, Jan. 20. Live rounds were used to better simulate how someone may react during a real-world situation downrange.

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Madison Alicea, 569th U.S. Forces Police Squadron training instructor, right, briefs a 569th unit at Breitenwald Landstuhl Range, Jan. 20. Alicea made sure Airmen knew safety procedures and training expectations.

U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 569th U.S. Forces Police Squadron perform unit exercises at Breitenwald Landstuhl Range, Jan. 20. For Airmen, pre-training workouts elevate their heart rates and test their ability to handle weapons in stressful situations.

U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 569th U.S. Forces Police Squadron walk to their next target range at Breitenwald Landstuhl Range, Jan. 20. The shooting range has three distances to fire from: 300 meters, 75 meters and 25 meters.


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Project inclusion town halls to help develop culture of diversity, respect

Italian local national employees from the 405th Army Field Support Brigade’s Logistics Readiness Center Italy prepare a shipment in support of the Humanitarian Assistance Program. The 405th AFSB hosted a virtual town hall Jan. 22 with the intent of improving diversity, equity and inclusion, and eliminating all forms of discrimination and harassment across the command.

Story and photos by Cameron Porter 405th ASFB Public Affairs Officer With the intent of improving diversity, equity and inclusion, and eliminating all forms of discrimination and harassment across the command – the 405th Army Field Support Brigade conducted the first in a series of town halls focused on project inclusion. Several hundred members of the 405th AFSB from across Europe took part in the virtual town hall Jan. 22. The primary focus of the town hall was local national employee inclusion. Every other month the brigade will conduct a project inclusion town hall on another area of concern. The idea is to develop a culture at the 405th AFSB where we are all looked at as one team, said Col. Brad Bane, 405th AFSB commander. Whether a local national, a contractor, an Army civilian or a Soldier – the entire team needs to be aligned in order to support the mission. “When you’re able to communicate, and you’re able to share ideas, and you’re able to treat each other like valued members – what you get is a diverse organization that’s able to get the job done regardless of the circumstances,” Bane said. Prior to the town hall in small group settings, personnel from across the 405th AFSB brainstormed ideas and provided several areas to focus on. They are

local national inclusion, gender inclusion, communications, local national professional development and mentorship, military and Army civilian professional development and mentorship, sexual harassment and assault prevention, and equal opportunity. The brigade will target each one of these areas every other month, said Larry Torres, director of operations, 405th AFSB. Working groups and town halls will continue throughout the year as the brigade makes improvements and becomes an even better organization. The small groups identified several areas of concern regarding local national inclusion during their discussions, such as not including local national employees in the problem solving and decision making processes; not acknowledging the value of local national subject matter expertise and experience; not acknowledging local national employees as equal members of the organization and more. Craig Shields, the director of the Logistics Readiness Center Stuttgart, 405th AFSB, brought up awards panels and the importance of recognizing the local national workforce for their efforts supporting the brigade’s missions. “I can say that an awards panel does work. That’s what we do here. We have an awards panel that includes our works council so that it’s fair and maintains transparency,” said Shields, who believes

communicating with local national employees and emphasizing how well they are doing is extremely important. “When I saw the comments that came out of my local sensing session, it hit me in the gut,” said Keli‘i Bright, the director of the Logistics Readiness Center Italy, 405th AFSB. “A lot of it has to do with perception, and a lot of that can be fixed by increased communications with our workforce,” Bright said. “It all goes back to what you are trying to address at the enterprise level. That’s leadership’s job – to standardize, to codify and to institutionalize.” “I acknowledge we’ve got some work to do,” Bright added. A wealth of information – to include questions, concerns and ideas to help improve the organization — came out of the small group discussions and the first town hall. Many people actively participated and provided valuable input. And what comes next is change. “Hold us accountable for implementing change, implementing processes to get after this so that we don’t continue to replicate what’s being perceived,” said Jody Fasko, deputy to the commander, 405th AFSB. “That was really the idea of those peer groups,” said Fasko, “to hold us accountable and keep progress moving forward so that employees at all levels feel heard, see change and make a difference.”

The next project inclusion town hall for the 405th AFSB is scheduled for March and will be focused on gender inclusion. Fasko will lead the session. To learn more about Army Project Inclusion, visit the STAND-TO! project inclusion page at www.army.mil/standto/ archive/2020/06/29/. The 405th AFSB is assigned to U.S. Army Sustainment Command and under the operational control of the 21st Theater Sustainment

Command, USAREUR-AF. The brigade is headquartered in Kaiserslautern, and provides materiel enterprise support to U.S. Forces throughout Europe and Africa – providing theater sustainment logistics; synchronizing acquisition, logistics and technology; and leveraging the U.S. Army Materiel Command materiel enterprise to support joint forces. For more information on the 405th AFSB, visit the official website at www. afsbeurope.army.mil and the official Facebook site at www. facebook.com/405thAFSB.

A local national employee assigned to the 405th Army Field Support Brigade’s AFSBnBenelux works on a Humvee. Recently, several hundred employees from the 405th AFSB took part in a virtual town hall focused on local national employee inclusion. It was the first in a series of project inclusion town halls.


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Soldiers team together for culinary excellence in Germany

Kaiserslautern Military CoMMunity Chapel sChedule

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

Jewish services

Sgt. Maj. Adam Bezanson, Chief Culinary Management SGM, USAREUR-AF Food Service Advisor, presented the U.S. Army Europe Philip A. Connelly Award trophy for Field Kitchen Category to Staff Sgt. Brian M. Weeks, Advanced Culinary NCO, and the “Titans” team.

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

Messianic Jewish services

Story and photo by Sgt. Daniel Yeadon 16th Sustainment Brigade

Buddhist (sGi)

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

Catholic services

Daenner Community Chapel (Bldg 3150) Sunday Mass: 12:30 p.m. (all year round) Confession: 11:45 p.m. Landstuhl Community Chapel (Bldg 3773) Tue, Wed, Fri: 12 p.m. Sunday: 9 a.m. Confession: 8 a.m. Ramstein North Chapel (Bldg 1201) Daily Mass: 11:30 a.m. Monday-Thursday Sunday Masses: 9 a.m., 1 p.m. & 5 p.m. Confession: RNC or by appt. 4 p.m.- 4:45 p.m. Sundays

episcopal (anglican) (st. albans) Kapaun Chapel (Bldg 2781) Service: 10:30 a.m. Sundays

islamic services

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

Ramstein South Chapel (Bldg 2403) Service: 10:00 a.m. Saturdays

orthodox Christian services

protestant services

Landstuhl Community Chapel (Bldg 3773) Worship: 11:00 a.m. Sundays Children’s Youth Church: 11:00 a.m. Sundays Daenner Community Chapel (Bldg 3150) Chapel Next Worship: Sunday 10:00 a.m. Children’s Church: Sunday 10:30 a.m. Ramstein North Chapel (Bldg 1201) Contemporary Service: 11:00 a.m. Sundays Seventh-Day Adventist Worship Sabbath School: 10 a.m. Saturdays Divine Worship: 11:00 a.m. Saturdays Ramstein South Chapel (Bldg 2403) Traditional with Communion: 9:30 a.m. Sundays Vogelweh Chapel (Bldg 2063) Gospel Service: 11:00 a.m. Sundays. For more info: facebook.com\vogelwehgospelservice or email rvgsfacebook@gmail.com

Wiccan

Kapaun Annex (Bldg 2782) Service: 7:00 p.m. Saturdays

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

The 55th Quartermaster Company (Field Feeding Company) hosted an award ceremony to recognize culinary specialists of the “Titans” team who competed and won the U.S. Army Europe-level Philip A. Connelly Competition at Baumholder, Jan. 8. “We’re a very industry-led MOS (Military Occupation Specialties), and things like this help individuals who want to go to the next level when they get out of the military,” said Staff Sgt. Brian KAISERSLAUTERN

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M. Weeks, an Advanced Culinary Non-Commissioned Officer, from 16th Special Troops Battalion. Soldiers assigned to a field feeding team, “Titans” from the 55th Quartermaster Company, competed using the Mobile Kitchen Trailer during the competition on Sept. 22, 2020. During the ceremony, Sgt. Maj. Adam Bezanson, Chief Culinary Management SGM, USAREUR-AF, presented the U.S. Army Europelevel Philip A. Connelly Award trophy to Weeks, and other Titans Team members, from 55th Quartermaster Company, 16th Special Troops Battalion. “Events, like the Philip A. Connelly or the Food Service Discipline program, are very important for us in our MOS,” said Weeks. “And in the Army,

because it’s always the same thing every day, competitions like this set those people apart.” Established in 1968, the Connelly program aims to recognize excellence in Army food service and is named for the late Philip A. Connelly, former president of the International Food Service Executives Association. The program seeks to improve Army food service personnel’s professionalism to provide the best product and service to military members and provide recognition for the excellence of Army kitchen staff in dining facilities and during field kitchen operations. The Mobile Kitchen Trailer field feeding team will compete for the 2021 Department of the Army level Connelly Award as one of the six finalists in March.


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Regional Health Command Europe Soldiers Operation GRIT 2021 toolkit: compete for Army Best Medic title Continuing to develop

resiliency, relationships

by Tech. Sgt. Rachel Waller USAFE – AFAFRICA Public Affairs

Sgt. Michael Metcalf and Spc. Walter Galdamez train for the 2021 Command Sgt. Maj. Jack L. Clark Jr. U.S. Army Best Medic Competition by evacuating a simulated injured Soldier. Photo by Sgt. Nicole Price

by Russell Toof Regional Health Command Europe Since winning the 2020 Regional Health Command Europe Best Medic competition back in November, Sgt. Michael Metcalf and Spc. Walter Galdamez from U.S. Army Medical Department ActivityBavaria have been hard at work training for the Army competition. The 2021 Command Sgt. Maj. Jack L. Clark Jr. U.S. Army Best Medic Competition will be conducted at Fort Gordon, Georgia, Jan. 25-29. On Jan. 22, the competitors and cadre will enter restricted area access for the competition duration and will have been screened for COVID-19 by the time the competition starts. “I’m proud to have both Sgt. Metcalf and Spc. Galdamez represent RHCE at the U.S. Army’s

Best Medic Competition,” said Command Sgt. Maj. Kyle Brunell, the RHCE command sergeant major. “They’re highly trained, super fit, and extremely motivated and I think they have a great chance to win.” Even in a COVID environment, maintaining readiness is a top Army priority. “It’s important to keep training to remain ready for combat,” said Brunell. “We can and must do it safely and realistically. We owe it to our Soldiers and to those we serve to be ready and able to save lives in combat.” The Army’s Best Medic Competition is held every year. The two-Soldier team competition challenges the Army's best medical personnel in a demanding, continuous, and realistic simulated operational environment. The teams compete to be named as the most technically competent, physically and mentally tough medic team in the United States Army. “The RHCE competition showed me that working as a team is essential to achieving success,” said Galdamez. “Sgt. Metcalf and I relied on working off of each other to perform as best as possible. The RHCE competition also

taught me that I did not want to let my teammate down.” Metcalf also spoke positively about his experience back in November. “I learned a lot about mental toughness,” said Metcalf. “My eyes were opened to the amount of technical skills needed to perform the tasks at hand. Knowing the Army expects us to be mission capable at any moment, it is my job to foster the skills to perform life-saving capabilities whether medic or non-medic. The RHCE competition made me realize that and how I needed to start the preparation to represent RHCE at the Army-level competition.” Training over the last several months for Metcalf and Galdamez included sharpening their combat medical skills, weapons familiarization, combat water survival, land navigation courses, and room clearing. “These guys have put in ridiculous amounts of hard work, time, and dedication to prepare for this competition,” said Sgt. Nicole Price, an operations noncommissioned officer for MEDDAC Bavaria. “I had the privilege of training these gentlemen and I know they will represent our command well.” Updates on this year’s Army Best Medic competition can be found at https://www.facebook.com/ ArmyBestMedicCompetition.

In late 2018, Operation GRIT was implemented across U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa bases. It replaced facilitator-led training for a more hands-on approach from frontline supervisors and commanders to enable more meaningful conversations in small group discussions using Check 6 topics. “We remain steadfast in our dedication to build for our Airmen a culture of professional warriors who strive to do right, carry out the mission, and understand they are a valued and integral part of the team,” said Wesley Yancey, USAFE – AFAFRICA Community Support Program manager. “We continue to focus on the essential character traits we want our culture and climate to be comprised of.” In previous years, topics were released a few days prior to the month they were intended to support. This year, Operation GRIT developed a toolkit to provide all 12 Check 6 topics at one time, allowing leadership at all levels to tailor the topics more effectively to their individual work centers. Check 6 topics focus on different aspects to promote self-awareness, improve focus and effectiveness, strengthen personal motivation, and deepen relationships with Wingmen and family. “The goal of the toolkit is to equip leadership with powerful and proven resources needed to engage Airmen at all levels through meaningful, strategically-curated discussions that focus on the protective factors of connection, personal performance and a shared sense of purpose,” said Yancey. According to the toolkit pamphlet, the 2021 Operation

GRIT toolkit is USAFE-AFAFRICA’s holistic approach to further develop resilience and reinforce the protective factors that help the community deal more effectively with stressful situations and environments. “The toolkit allows chaplains and religious affairs Airmen — the unit’s religious support team — to focus on topics that command, wing, and squadron leadership feel are most critical to being a ‘Wingman, Leader, and Warrior,’ and an American Airman,” said Col. Trent Davis, USAFE-AFAFRICA command chaplain. “Operation GRIT focuses on the heart of the Warrior and offers opportunities for the religious support team to speak on spiritual resilience topics that are core ingredients to America’s Airmen.” The monthly discussions also satisfy annual training requirements of Suicide Prevention for Airmen who have completed the foundational Wingman Intervention Training. For those who haven’t, the training is still offered. In addition to the Check 6 topics, the toolkit includes a communication plan to facilitate a focused synchronized message each month on various social media platforms. “When we think about the actual tradeoff for just a small cost of our time, we’re building and reinforcing the culture we want here in USAFE – AFAFRICA, which is people taking care of themselves and each other,” said Yancey. “Ask questions, learn and grow. We’re stronger together, it’s the USAFEAFAFRICA way!” The toolkit and additional Operation GRIT resources can be found at https://www.usafe. af.mil/GRIT/.


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Indispensable Army volunteers flex to needs during pandemic

The Army now has a new way for volunteers to manage their hours

Story and screenshot by Keith Pannell USAG Rheinland-Pfalz Public Affairs Volunteers are an indispensable asset in an overseas military community, even during the pandemic, according to U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz volunteer organizers. Now, tracking volunteer hours has been made simpler thanks to a new website championed by the garrison’s FMWR team. “All of the garrison organizations are on there, along with the volunteer opportunities within the organization,” said Tim Siebeneck, USAG RheinlandPfalz Army Community Service volunteer coordinator. “All volunteers should use this website if they are volunteering within an Army organization. It gives

protections like workman’s compensatory protection. “The volunteers are treated like they’re Army employees in that regard,” he added. Volunteers using the previous system should have received instructions on how to manually claim and transfer data between sites from their organization point of contact or Soldier Family Readiness Support assistant. Those interested in volunteering are encouraged to create an account at armyfamilywebportal. com. With an account, community members can research and apply for open listings within the garrison footprint. Additionally, the free webbased tool serves as a transcript of volunteer services, allowing volunteers to easily track hours and activity through official record.

If a volunteer already has an AFWP account, nothing needs to be done. After logging into the modernized Volunteer Management Information System for the first time, the volunteer will be asked to fill out extra profile information. The pandemic has not lessened the need for volunteers, according to Siebeneck. “There have been less events, but more need for personallevel assistance,” he said. As some types of volunteering efforts, Siebeneck cites the Family Readiness Group and other social activities like checking in with unit family members or teleworking co-workers. “Pre-COVID, we may have needed more volunteers for things like MWR trips and outdoor recreation,” said Ryan

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Bloom, who volunteers to run the Army Family Web Portal website for the garrison. “Now, current COVID restrictions mean we need more post office and Red Cross volunteers for the intense influx of mail and extra support families need. Opportunities have simply moved to other groups or changed in format. I'm fully virtual, for example. People should broaden or rethink their search.” Siebeneck said creating a new account will track volunteer hours, and show Army leadership where a lack of services exists. “If you’re doing something very impactful, AFWP is a way ‘Big Army’ can account for your action and maybe resource it in the future so there’s actually staff,” Siebeneck said. “So,

once you move away, there’s actually a continuation of the program.” Bloom reflected on the many hours he spends as a volunteer and what those hours add to garrison mission effectiveness. “Volunteering allows me to continue learning and networking,” said Bloom. “I also love to be involved with others and help our community to function well. I’ve always liked being part of an organization, and Tim and others at ACS are wonderful to work with.” If you have questions specific to volunteering at USAG Rheinland-Pfalz, call ACS at 0611-143-541-3024. If you have technical questions about the new volunteer website, call the centralized AFWP Help Desk.

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Virtual learning survival guide:

12 essential tips

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by Lisa Helenius Contributing writer Is it a virtual nightmare, remotely tolerable or online nirvana? Parents never dreamed they would spend 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in the role of teacher, counselor, tutor, nurse, and coach — in addition to mom/ dad. Teachers could have never imagined trying to connect with students on a meaningful level in two dimensions.

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4. Let’s face it, virtual learning is tough on all of us. These tips may help: 1. Establish Rules. Consider posting your virtual learning rules where everyone can see them. Better yet: have your student write the rules and decorate the poster. These can be as simple as: • “Dressed and in my spot by 8:00.” • “Use kind words.” • “Offer help to someone who needs it.” • “Try first, then ask for help.” 2. Relationships are critical. Research shows that children are more likely to cooperate and follow rules and routines if they feel supported and cared for by parents/teachers. If tensions are high, take

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a break, take a breath, give a hug, step away and allow your child to share what they are feeling. Ownership of the workspace. Give your student a special spot in the house for school. Even if space is tight, you can designate a corner of the kitchen table as a “school desk”. Let your student decorate their workspace with some stickers or removable decals. Take frequent movement breaks. Every time there is a break on the screen, give your child something to do that is screen-free. Jumping jacks. Dance party. Hang upside down. Walk backwards around the house. Yoga. “Head and Shoulders, Knees and Toes.” Hydrate! Make sure your student has a water bottle. Sports bottles with built-in straws are great, because using a straw can help improve concentration. Crazy straws are also fun and helpful! Routines and Schedules. Even if your child’s schedule is available online, consider printing it or writing it out it in a more simple, linear manner. Picture cues are helpful for younger students (e.g. story, writing, snack, etc.)

and checklists work well with older students (e.g. 5 math problems, break, science lesson, etc.). 7. Posture is Paramount. The ideal sitting posture has the hips, knees, and ankles at a 90 degree angle, both feet flat on the floor and the table at elbow height. If little legs don’t reach the floor, use a plastic storage bin or ottoman to allow for stable support. 8. Fidgeting is “A-O-K.” As long as your student is paying attention to the virtual lesson, allow them to do so in a non-traditional manner. For example, sitting on a balance cushion or therapy ball, standing, holding a fidget toy, rolling their feet on a rolling pin or pressing a bungee cord that is attached to the chair legs. Moving and fidgeting actually improves concentration and listening skills for most students. 9. Encourage a Growth Mindset. It is so easy to feel frustrated and children are definitely feeling more anxious during these times. The word “yet” is very powerful. “I can’t do multiplication” can be transformed to “I have not mastered multiplication yet” or “I can ask my teacher for extra help with multiplication.”

10. Focus on strengths. Find at least one positive thing your child contributed to a lesson each day and let them know you saw that positive behavior. For example, “I like how brave you were to ask for help with that math problem” or “You used kind words with your friend when they were feeling sad.” 11. Give your eyes a break! School-based occupational therapist Arlene Labeste says, “A good rule of thumb is for every 20 minutes of screen time, take a 2-5 minute break.” Try a movement break. Look away from the screen at an object 20 feet away for 20 seconds – look outside as far into the distance as you can. 12. Don’t be afraid to ask for modifications. Teachers

are experts on “differentiated learning.” If your child is not able to do a task like their peers, ask the teacher for an alternative. For example, if your preschooler cannot yet hold scissors, the teacher may suggest other pre-scissor activities, such as using big kitchen tongs to pick up play-dough pieces. Most importantly… give yourself a break! You are all doing great! Hats off to parents, teachers, counselors, therapists and especially...students! Author’s profile: Lisa is a practicing occupational therapist with over 20 years of experience. She currently is a partner at Growing Up Therapy. See https:// growinguptherapy.com for more information.

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Can’t-miss German day trips A-Z: Xtra Special Winter Outdoors Edition

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by MilitaryinGermany.com Whether you love winter or simply endure it until spring arrives, one thing is true: getting outside and active is important for your health during the long, dark months. Fortunately, there is no shortage of excellent outdoor opportunities in Germany. Even during the COVID era — when most closeto-home ski resorts are closed — you still have a ton of options for seeing the wintry world in a whole new way. Here is a short list of Xtra special winter outdoor activities that are perfect for winter-brightening day trips: 6 ways to get warmer and (mostly) healthier Strap on snowshoes If you’ve never been snowshoeing, you don’t know what you’re missing. Snowshoeing is awesome. When you walk across the top of the snow, rather than plunging into it, it feels like you’re flying. As a bonus, snowshoeing is for everyone – children and first-timers included. There’s no long, painful learning curve like there is with downhill skiing or snowboarding. If you don’t have snowshoes, check with your local Outdoor Recreation about rentals. Then find a snowy patch of nearby wilderness, and get out there!

Go cross-country Cross-country skiing is the ultimate winter workout. It is also an incredibly beautiful way to experience the winter wilderness. Germany has a plentiful amount of terrain that is ideal for cross-country skiing, much of it located near U.S. military bases/posts. While cross-country skiing does take a bit of getting used to if you’ve never tried it, the payoff is worth it. Put on hiking boots Germany is perhaps the ideal spot for winter hiking. You’ve got loads of forests and clearly marked trails. You have pines and tranquility. You have world-class winter hiking destinations such as the Palatinate Forest, the Black Forest, the Hessen Spessart Nature Park, and more. If the snow isn’t heavy — or even with an absence of snow — hiking is an excellent way to feel like you can make winter yours. Find a snowy hill Sledding! If you were a veteran sledder as a child, then you know what to do. If you were raised somewhere where snow never showed, then you’re in for a treat. Sledding is simple, and so much fun. You need a sled, a snowy hill, a modicum of common sense, and a sense of adventure. Push off, fly down the hill, and warm yourself up by hustling back up the hill. Repeat until you

are the good sort of exhausted. Plan next year’s ski/snowboard trip. Reality check: one of the best parts of Germany in winter is the ability to ski the Alps (or the Vosges, or Bulgaria, or…). For the moment, that door is closed. But COVID won’t last forever. Do your homework now. Find that amazing ski resort in Austria, France, Slovenia, Italy, Germany, or… wherever. Join your local German ski club, which usually helps you find amazing deals and meet new people. When things open back up, you’ll be ready to secure the winter trip of a lifetime.

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Eat warm, eat well Treat yourself after a long day of enjoying the winter weather. Think hot chocolate, coffee, chili, cookies, etc. Everything tastes better when you’ve earned it! Getting out there During ordinary times, all of Germany can be your oyster during the winter season. Nowadays, however, make sure you pay attention to travel and movement restrictions as you’re planning your trip. For U.S. government employees, including service members, remember to always follow command regulations, which may be different than host nation policies when it comes to travel.

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»»Due to host nation regulations to prevent the spread of COVID-19, some community events may be cancelled or postponed. Please verify the status before making plans to attend a community event. »» No Cook Fridays in January: Take the load off yourself, family or friends after a long week with No Cook Fridays! Get your weekend started right with a delicious meal this Friday night that you didn’t have to plan, prepare, cook and clean up after. This month’s menu gives you a variety of options! Have something new each week with a chicken sandwich, pulled pork or beef brisket BBQ sandwiches with coleslaw, XL schnitzels served with fries or spaetzel with breadcrumbs, roasted beef with cabbage and traditional German dumplings, roasted salmon with vegetable rice and lemon sauce. Add a salad or fries as an additional side to any dish. Meals can be picked up between 5 and 7:30 p.m. Register and pay through WebTrac or any MWR facility is required by the close of business the Thursday before. For more information go to kaiserslautern.armymwr.com or contact Armstrong’s Club, Vogelweh Housing, Bldg. 1036, 541-9115, 0611-143-541-9115. »» Sembach Java Café reopening: The Sembach Java Café will be reopening their doors Feb. 1 and in honor of the occasion, will be offering specials for the month of February. Early risers can take advantage of the Early Bird Specials (6:30 - 7 a.m.): Tall coffee for $.99 or a tall cappuccino or latte for $1.99. Add a Danish to either for $2. Avoid post-lunch drowsiness with the Afternoon Special from 1-1:30 p.m. offering a grande cappuccino or latte with a cookie for $2.99. For more information, go to Kaiserslautern. armymwr.com for more details. »» Aquatic Center closure for yearly maintenance: The Aquatic Center is currently closed for yearly maintenance. The facility will reopen on Feb. 22 with the original operating hours of Mon-Fri from 6:30 a.m-2 p.m. For wave times and cleaning closures please visit https://baumholder.armymwr.com/ programs/baumholder-indoorswimming-pool or call the Aquatic Center, Wetzel Kaserne, Bldg. 8897, 531-2901/2904,0611-143-5312901/2904. »» The Rheinlander’s Valentine’s Day Dinner to-go: Whether you are having a romantic dinner at home with just you and that special someone or you have the whole family coming

together, make your Valentine’s Day dinner special and fuss-free when you pick up a three course meal togo from The Rheinlander! Serve a delicious meal of carrot ginger soup, homemade rolls, pork tenderloin with paprika sauce, carrots and peas in white sauce with thyme potatoes and an apple strudel with vanilla sauce for dessert. (2 servings: $45 or $55 with a bottle of wine, 4 servings: $88 or $108 with two bottles of wine, 6 servings: $125 or $155 with three bottles of wine.) Orders must be placed by Feb. 12 at any MWR facility or through Webtrac. For more information, contact Rheinlander Convention Center, Smith Bks, Bldg. 8085, 5312887, 0611-143-531-2887. »» Virtual 5K Sweetheart Run/Walk: Take your partner, family member, or your best friend and join USAG RP Fitness, Athletics and Aquatics for a Virtual 5K Sweetheart Run/Walk! Complete your 5K anywhere you would like between Saturday, Feb. 13 at 6:00 a.m. and Sunday, Feb. 14 at 6:00 p.m. and post a picture of your and your partner’s time in the Facebook Sports & Fitness group’s event. You and your partner’s combined distance needs to be 10 km. (Must participate in pairs. You cannot count your dog as a partner, sorry!) First 15 partners who submit their times will get a free T-shirt! (1 t-shirt per person, partners under eight years old will receive a medal.) Additionally, 1 pair of participants will be randomly chosen to receive a $25 gift certificate for each participant! To be eligible to win, participants must post a picture of both of their running times. Must be an ID cardholder to be eligible to win. For more information, contact the Pulaski Yoga and Massage Studio, Pulaski Bks., Bldg. 2899, 493-4156, 06313-406-4156. »» Valentine’s Day balloon delivery: Don’t be caught off guard this year. Now is the time to plan a great surprise for your loved ones when you preorder your gifts Feb. 2-12. Arts & Crafts is your place to go to make your Valentine feel loved with everything from balloon bouquets to personalized cards, even red and white roses and chocolates. (Flower orders must be made before Feb. 9 to ensure availability.) Make your surprise even bigger by having your surprise delivered not just to the Baumholder Military Community, but within the Kaiserslautern Army Military Community as well! (Daenner Kaserne, Kleber Kaserne, Landstuhl, Pulaski Barracks, ROB, Sembach and Vogelweh.) Can’t make it to the store? Find your gift online at Baumholder. armymwr.com or Kaiserslautern.

armymwr.com. To place your orders, order online, stop by or call the Arts & Crafts Center Tue-Fri from 11 a.m.6 p.m. or Sat 12-5 p.m., Smith Bks., Bldg. 8104, 531-2895, 0611-143531-2895. »» Win a Valentine’s Day balloon bouquet at the Arts & Crafts Center: Try and win your Valentine a balloon bouquet by guessing how many kisses Arts & Crafts has for you... in the jar! Stop by the Arts & Crafts Center Tue-Fri from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. or Sat 12-5 p.m. until Feb. 5 to pick up your homeschooling supplies and crafting fun. While you are there take a guess at how many kisses are in the jar for a chance to win a balloon bouquet for your favorite Valentine! The three closest guesses will win a balloon bouquet valued at $14.50-$23.50. For more information, contact the Arts & Crafts Center, Smith Bks., Bldg. 8104, 531-2895, 0611-143-531-2895. »» Valentine’s Day balloon delivery — Baumholder: Don’t be caught off guard this year. Now is the time to plan a great surprise for your loved ones when you preorder your gifts Feb. 2-12. Arts & Crafts is your place to go to make your Valentine feel loved with everything from balloon bouquets to personalized cards, even red and white roses and chocolates. Make your surprise even bigger by having your surprise delivered! (Within the Baumholder Military Community.) To place your orders stop by or call the Arts & Crafts Center TueFri from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. or Sat 12-5 p.m., Smith Bks., Bldg. 8104, 5312895, 0611-143-531-2895. »» Updated VAT services and locations: Take advantage of the convenience of the newest VAT office on Vogelweh Housing at Armstrong’s Club, Bldg. 1036! Open Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-5 p.m., closed 1-2 p.m. for lunch. All VAT Offices located in both Baumholder and Kaiserslautern have services Mon-Fri. on an appointmentonly basis. For more information to include individual facility hours of operation and contact information, go to Kaiserslautern.armymwr.com or Baumholder.armymwr.com »» UTAP services available: Service with the Kleber and Baumholder UTAP offices is now available MonFri. Please note, no more than three customers are allowed in the Baumholder office at a time and only one at a time at the Kleber Location. UTAP in-briefs require an appointment and are limited to five customers. For more information, contact the Baumholder UTAP Office, Smith Bks., Bldg. 8661, 531-2896, 0611-143-531-2896 or the Kleber UTAP Office, Kleber Kaserne Bldg.

3245, 541-9086 / 9091, 0611-143541-9086 / 9091. »» Kaiserslautern Outdoor Recreation seasonal rentals: Don’t be caught off guard this winter! Rent all the equipment you need for your next ski and snowboard trip from Outdoor Recreation and keep it until the first weekend in May! Seasonal rentals for adult skis or snowboards is $169 and for children ages 12 and under is $139. Contact Kaiserslautern Outdoor Recreation, Pulaski Bks., Bldg. 2905, 0631-3406-4117. »» Halftime Sports Bar now offering takeout only: The Halftime Sports Bar is open for takeout only Mon-Thu, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 4-7 p.m., Fri, 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. and 4-10 p.m., Sat, 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m., closed on Sundays. Enjoy great burgers, Reubens and classic bar food at home or at work when you take it to-go! The menu can be found at: Kaiserslautern.armymwr.com/ programs/landstuhl-communityclub. Call in your order ahead of time, or stop by! 486-6107 or 06371-866107. »» Order from Hideaway Bistro & Grill: Head over to Armstrong’s Club (Vogelweh Housing, Bldg. 1036) where the Hideaway Bistro & Grill is now serving a menu of American classics with delicious meals from salads to burgers, bar food classics, even pizza and tacos! Offering delivery to Vogelweh Housing during hours of operation, Mon-Fri 11 a.m.-2 p.m. & 5-10 p.m., Sat 5-10 p.m., closed Sundays. Currently all orders are for takeout or delivery. Take a look at the menu by going to Kaiserslautern. armymwr.com and calling 01573049-2529 to place your order. »» Shawingz for takeout and delivery: Take a break and get takeout or delivery with Shawingz! The Baumholder location is open daily, seven days a week from 11 a.m.- 9 p.m. Shawingz, located in the Kazabra Club in Kaiserslautern is open MonThu from 10 a.m. - 8 p.m., Fri from 10 a.m.- 9 p.m., Sat from noon until 9 p.m. and Sun from noon until 8 p.m. For more information or to call in orders, Shawingz Baumholder, Smith Bks., Bldg. 8105, 531-2833, 0611143-531-2833. Shawingz Vogelweh, Bldg. 2057, 489-7261, 06315-367261. »» Baumholder Outdoor Recreation Services available: Borders might be closed and travel and outings as we know them might look different right now but Baumholder Outdoor Recreation is still offering great ways to keep busy and have fun! Rentals by phone reservation are still available for most items such as bikes (mountain and E-bikes), limited day

passes for the fishing pond, fishing rod rental, as well as storage unit rentals. Be ready to roll out when trips start back up when you purchase a trip voucher for $20, $50 or $100! Retail shop is open Mon-Fri from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. by appointment only. For more information and to make your rentals and reservations, contact Baumholder Outdoor Recreation, Smith Bks., Bldg. 8167, 531-3401; 0611-143-531-3401. »» Army Community Service by appointment only or online: The Baumholder (Clinic Kaserne, Bldg. 8746) and Kaiserslautern locations (Kleber Kaserne, Bldg. 3210) are available to you. To maximize social distancing, please call in advance for an appointment. Appointments can be made at both the Kleber and Baumholder offices by calling Mon-Wed & Fri from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and Thu from 8 a.m.-12 p.m., closed all holidays. For more information, please contact Kaiserslautern ACS on Kleber Kaserne at 541-9000, 0611143-541-9000 or Baumholder ACS on Clinic Kaserne at 531-2850, 0611143-531-2850. »» Libraries in Kaiserslautern and Baumholder: The USAG RP Libraries, Landstuhl, Kleber Kaserne, and Baumholder offer call-in/email book orders and pick-up service. Returned items are promptly checked in after a quarantine period. To place a book order by email for Kleber Library, email usarmy.kleber.library@mail. mil. Landstuhl email orders can be sent to usarmy.landstuhl.library@ mail.mil and Baumholder orders can be sent to usarmy.baumholder. id-europe.list.library@mail.mil. Hours of operation for each facility are as follows: Kleber Branch, Kleber Kaserne, Bldg. 3205, 483-1740, 06314-11-174, Mon-Fri from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Landstuhl Library, Landstuhl, Bldg. 3810, 486-7322, 06371-86-7322, Mon-Thu 10 a.m.5 p.m. & Fri 1-4 p.m.; Baumholder, Smith Bks., Bldg. 8332, 531-2841, 0611-143-531-2841, Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-3 p.m. All facilities are closed on all holidays. »» Bisque and Ceramic Painting at the Arts & Crafts Center: Enjoy creating one-of-a-kind gifts and keepsakes at the Arts & Crafts Center by making a reservation for a two-hour ceramic bisque painting session! Choose from a large variety of mediums and paints and get creative at any age. Perfect for a personal project, family outing, holiday décor and more! For more information and to make your reservation, contact the Arts & Crafts Center, Smith Bks., Bldg. 8104, 5312895, 0611-143-531-2895.


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CINEMA & HOME CINEMA HIGHLIGHTS

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

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The Ultimate Playlist of Noise (2021)

TV SERIES | Documentary, Crime

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TV SERIES | Comedy, Crime, Drama

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MOVIE | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

MOVIE | Comedy, Drama, Family

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Night Stalker (2021)

Search Party (2021)

Eyes Wide Shut (1999)

Godmothered (2020)

A high school senior who’s about to lose his hearing embarks on a journey to hear his late brother’s voice one last time. Cast: Keean Johnson, Madeline Brewer, Rya Kihlstedt Writer: Mitchell Winkie Director: Bennett Lasseter

This limited docu-series tells the true story of how one of the most notorious serial killers in American history was hunted down and brought to justice. Cast: Gil Carrillo, Frank Salerno, Tony Valdez, Laurel Erickson, Paul Skolnick, Pearl Carrillo Directors: James Carroll, Tiller Russell

Search Party is a dark comedy about four self-absorbed twenty-somethings who become entangled in an ominous mystery when a former college acquaintance suddenly disappears. Cast: Alia Shawkat, John Reynolds, John Early Creators: Sarah-Violet Bliss, Charles Rogers, Michael Showalter

After Bill’s wife, Alice, admits to having sexual fantasies about a man she met, Bill becomes obsessed with having a sexual encounter. He discovers an underground sexual group and attends one of their meetings. Cast: Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman Director: Stanley Kubrick

When Eleanor, a fairy godmother-intraining, learns that the world may not need fairy godmothers anymore, she decides to prove everyone wrong and help a young girl whose plea for help went unnoticed. Cast: Isla Fisher, Jillian Bell Director: Sharon Maguire

TV SERIES | Animation, Drama, Fantasy

MOVIE | Action, Adventure, Drama

MOVIE | Adventure, Comedy, Family

MOVIE | Animation, Comedy, Crime

MOVIE | Comedy, Drama, Family

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Undone (2019)

The Aeronauts (2019)

Stuart Little (1999)

Despicable Me (2010)

My Girl (1991)

A woman discovers she has a new relationship with time after surviving a car accident that almost killed her. Cast: Rosa Salazar, Angelique Cabral, Constance Marie, Siddharth Dhananjay, Bob Odenkirk Creators: Raphael Bob-Waksberg, Kate Purdy

In 1862 headstrong scientist James Glaisher and wealthy young widow Amelia Wren mount a balloon expedition to fly higher than anyone in history. As their perilous ascent reduces their chances of survival, the unlikely duo soon discover things about themselves. Cast: Felicity Jones, Eddie Redmayne Director: Tom Harper

The Little family adopts a brother for their son, George, in the form of Stuart, a mouse who can talk and be just like humans. But Stuart’s arrival is not taken too well by Snowbell, the house cat. Cast: Michael J. Fox, Geena Davis, Hugh Laurie Director: Rob Minkoff

Gru, a criminal mastermind, adopts three orphans as pawns to carry out the biggest heist in history. His life takes an unexpected turn when the little girls see him as their potential father. Cast: Steve Carell, Jason Segel, Russell Brand Directors: Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud

Tomboy Vada Sultenfuss has good reason to be morbid: her mother died giving birth to her, and her father operates a funeral service out of their home. The other kids think she’s a freak, and it certainly doesn’t help that her best friend, Thomas J. Sennett, is a boy. Cast: Macaulay Culkin, Anna Chlumsky Director: Howard Zieff

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