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July 12, 2013

Volume 37, number 27

Allies strengthen partnership through visit by 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs


Photo by Senior Airman Chris Willis

Brig. Gen. Thomas Sharpy, director of plans, programs and analyses for Headquarters U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa, greets members of the Romanian air force as they arrive June 28 at Ramstein. Members of the Romanian air force came here to meet with Airmen and exchange ideas for training and to continue to build upon the relationship between Romania and the U.S. Air Force.

he Romanian air force deputy chief of staff visited various units June 28 on Ramstein to learn about missile defense, combat airlift and the development of Air Force NCOs with an emphasis on safety. Maj. Gen. Niculae Tabarcia and approximately 15 other members of the Romanian air force got a taste of Ramstein’s daily capabilities as they visited the 603rd Air and Space Operations Center, the aerial port, the 435th Contingency Response Group and the NCO professional military education schools. “This was a great opportunity for us to enhance the already strong cooperative relationship between USAFE (U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa) and the See VISIT, Page 3

AFN reopens renovated studios on Vogelweh by Rick Scavetta U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern Public Affairs


merican Forces NetworkKaiserslautern has returned to Vogelweh, following a $4 million renovation project that’s created two state-of-the-art radio studios, a television studio and new workspace for its broadcasters and support staff. On Monday, AFN Kaiserslautern officially reopens its 5th Avenue facility. Local Army and Air Force

leaders will take part in a ribbon cutting ceremony and on-air radio broadcasts to mark the occasion. Already, AFN staff members are excited about working there, said Senior Airman Victoria Secrist, host of the AFN Kaiserslautern’s popular midday radio show. “When I first came in here, I was blown away. This is the most beautiful facility that I’ve ever worked in,” Secrist said. “It’s all brand new.” Major highlights are the two new



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Photo by Rick Scavetta


‘First in Support’ command welcomes new CG, Page 3

Ramstein hosts Rockin’ 4th of July, Pages 24 & 25


As of July 10

Senior Airman Victoria Secrist, host of the AFN Kaiserslautern’s popular midday radio show, checks out the new radio studios on Vogelweh.


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Maintaining Standards by Brig. Gen. Patrick X. Mordente 86th Airlift Wing commander ince taking command on June 10th, I’ve had the pleasure of meeting many of the great Airmen from the 86th Airlift Wing. It is a privilege to serve with you, the men and women who provide combat airlift and operate the Air Force’s premier installation to enable and assure strategic capabilities. This team is made up of professionals, committed to serving their country and doing so with excellence. This is a way of life, a 24-hour profession so maintaining the Air Force standard is paramount. We have a broad and complex mission here, consistently delivering airpower and finding solutions to meet our nation’s challenges. We


have an innovative team focused on high standards of performance and we will continue to operate at those high standards. Unlike Airmen stationed back home, we perform combat operations from essentially a forwarddeployed location. We all have our challenges but being forward deployed requires an extra level of readiness and focus. Personal and organizational readiness ensures we can respond to our nation’s call at a moment’s notice. Within 24 hours, we could find ourselves in an austere location supporting one of three combatant commands. If we don’t truly train like we fight, we hinder the Air Force’s ability to respond anytime, anywhere. Remaining war-fighter focused allows us to continue our legacy of

professionalism and discipline. Readiness is furthered by personal accountability. This is why the commander’s inspection program is imperative to our Air Force culture. By focusing on selfinspection and by self-identifying problems within our processes, we can track our own deficiencies and implement our own solutions, ensuring continuous improvement for our mission and our capabilities. To anticipate the needs of tomorrow, professional Airmen must commit to take care of the mission, and most importantly, take care of each other. Our environment encompasses the values and standards we live by, whether we are on duty or off duty. We foster trust within our organization, our sister services

and joint and international partners by creating a climate of dignity and respect. Accomplishing the mission safely and effectively hinges on our ability to take care of one another and if we do, we will be successful. I look forward to experiencing this wing’s global mission firsthand. Together, we will write a new chapter in history and define the future of Team Ramstein. I’m extremely pleased with the high caliber individuals I’ve met thus far and look forward to future accomplishments, overcoming future challenges, and excelling to even greater heights. We as Airmen are the Air Force’s greatest resource and I challenge every Airman to maintain our standards in the world’s greatest Air Force.

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radio studios, one blue and one red. They have soundproof doors and double pane glass to keep the music and DJ’s chatter inside. Offset lighting splashes off brightly painted walls. The studio mixing boards are connected to a computer where music playlists are stored. In the new workspace, office dividers offer privacy to AFN staff, tall windows let in sunlight and the atmosphere makes Secrist feel more professional, she said. “Everyone is really happy about being here,” Secrist said. “Plus, we’re right near the gym, Subway, the bowling alley and the commissary.” The reopening coincides with AFN Kaiserslautern celebrating its 60th anniversary. On Dec.14, 1953, the first broadcasts aired from a van on Kleber Kaserne. In 1954, AFN Kaiserslautern moved into the Vogelweh facility — the first of its kind in Europe designed specifically for AFN, said Jerry Cormier, AFN Kaiserslautern’s operations manager. Over the years, simple renovations were made, including a new wing in the 1990s. By 2006, when redesign talks first began, renovations were long overdue. The cramped uninsulated building with tiny heaters had grown into a real maze, where guests wandered through the kitchen to get to the studios, Cormier said. Meanwhile, the U.S. military

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AFN Kaiserslautern’s building on Vogelweh’s 5th Avenue was the first AFN studio in Europe built specifically to house the broadcasting unit. Now, after a $4 million renovation, the new studios will greatly contribute to AFN products in the KMC.

has consolidated forces into just a few enduring bases, including the KMC. “We knew this community was going to be here and that AFN was going to remain a part of it,” Cormier said. “Our strategic goal was to make this a happy workplace, to foster creativity.” When broadcasters have a good workspace and the latest technology, its shows in their work, said Army Sgt. Austin Majors, who oversees AFN Kaiserslautern’s news gathering operation. AFN Kaiserslautern recently gained more staff, so the space is a welcomed relief, he said. “Being in a facility like this raises our morale and it’s going to affect our products, what they see and hear on our broadcasts,” Majors said. “Hopefully, we’ll get that much better at what we do.”

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For those close to the project, the reopening ends a lengthy process. Planning began seven years ago. Construction, which started three years ago, was initially projected to last just nine months. But, the project faced challenges, from design and funding to actual construction. During the renovation, AFN Kaiserslautern broadcast from temporary studios on the Air Force base in Einsiedlerhof. The renovation will help AFN Kaiserslautern reach its goal of becoming the top media community for America’s defense conversation, said Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Wesley Fleming, AFN Kaiserslautern’s station manager. “We want to be a part of the community, to listen to what they want to talk about and hear about and we want to respond accordingly,” Fleming said.


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‘First in Support’ command welcomes new CG “We thank you for your gracious friendship and steadfast support.” Piggee’s next assignment will take him to MacDill Air Force Maj. Gen. Aundre F. Piggee, Base, Fla., where he will take the outgoing commanding over responsibility as the direcgeneral of the 21st Theater tor of logistics for U.S. Central Sustainment Command, relinCommand. quished command of the 21st “As we transition today, I TSC to Maj. Gen. John R. know of no other Soldier in O’Connor, the incoming comthe entire Army that’s better manding general, during a prepared to assume command change of command ceremony of this great organization than June 28 on Daenner Kaserne. Jack O’Connor,” Piggee said. Piggee has served as the com“I know you will lead this commanding general of the 21st mand to the next level.” TSC since August 2011. Some O’Connor, a native of Toledo, of his most notable accomplishOhio, comes to the 21st TSC ments while in command have from Fort Bragg, N.C., where been the vast achievements he previously served as the depmade by the organization’s Lean uty chief of staff for logistics of Six Sigma program, the rapid Lt. Gen. Donald M. Campbell Jr., commanding general of U.S. Army Europe, passes the colors of the 21st Theater Forces Command. assistance of the NATO mission Sustainment Command to Maj. Gen. John R. O’Connor, the new commanding general of the 21st TSC, during a “Today is truly an honor,” change of command ceremony June 28 at Daenner Kaserne. in Turkey, and overseeing the O’Connor said. “I approach this largest theater sustainment command in the Army. 21st TSC in a superb state of readiness.” job as I have all the others, with commitment to our “Your exceptional leadership, extraordinary misThroughout his time in Germany, Piggee and his Soldiers, with commitment to their families, the sion, and technical and tactical expertise led the wife have been active participants within the local mission, and a commitment to serve with steadfast Soldiers, civilians and family members of this com- community, focusing on partnership between the action and respect, giving 110 percent, and then mand through many changes and challenges,” said American and German members of the KMC. some.” Lt. Gen. Donald M. Campbell Jr., commanding “I now have firsthand experience why “Team 21: All standing policies and procedures general of U.S. Army Europe about Piggee. “Job Kaiserslautern has held a special spot in so many remain in effect,” O’Connor said. “First in support. extremely well done. You are absolutely leaving the American hearts for so many years,” Piggee said. Army strong.” Story and photo by Staff Sgt. Warren W. Wright Jr. 21st Theater Sustainment Command Public Affairs

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Romanian air force,” said Brig. Gen. Thomas J. Sharpy, director of plans, programs and analyses for USAFE-AFAFRICA. While at the 603rd AOC, Tabarcia received key briefings on the roles of missile defense, which foreshadowed the possibility of future Romanian and U.S. Air Force training on the subject. The Romanian air force members were also interested in the capability and execution of mobility fleet. “The Romanians already Ramstein’s “The Romanians already had the had the basic knowledge in basic knowledge in standing up a deployment mobility squadstanding up a rapid deploy- rapid ron, so their questions were a little ment mobility squadron, more advanced than I expected,” Tech. Sgt. Carnard Drayton, so their questions were a said 435th Air Ground Operations little more advanced than I Wing mobile aerial port flight supervisor. “They were very eager expected.” to learn.” — Tech. Sgt. Carnard Drayton, One of the last stops during the 435th Air Ground Operations Wing visit was at the First Term Airman mobile aerial port flight supervisor Center to congratulate Ramstein Airmen in taking their first steps of professional development following technical training. Airman 1st Class Anthony Gonzalez from the 24th Intelligence Squadron said he was caught off guard when the chief enlisted member of the Romanian air force, Chief Master Sgt. Daniel Narcis Simpetru, walked in the classroom. “The chief master sergeant wanted our inputs and how we see leadership,” Gonzalez said. “We talked about education and how we use training to help better ourselves as enlisted Airmen.”

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8:25 a.m.: An assault was reported on Ramstein. 1:16 p.m.: Drunken driving was reported on Pulaski Barracks.


1:55 p.m.: A major traffic accident with injuries was reported in Stelzenberg.


1:36 a.m.: A domestic assault was reported in Kaiserslautern. 12:12 p.m.: A major traffic accident with injuries was reported in Nanzdietschweiler. 6:41 p.m.: A major traffic accident and drunken driving were reported in Einsiedlerhof.


1:36 p.m.: Reckless driving and a major traffic accident with injuries were reported in

was reported in Rodenbach.



5:53 p.m.: A simple assault was reported in Kaiserslautern. 9:50 p.m.: An assault, provoking speeches and gestures and communicating a threat were reported in Landstuhl.


5:03 a.m.: Sexual assault and assault were reported in Kaiserslautern. 5:05 p.m.: A major traffic accident was reported in Göllheim. 9:58 p.m.: A major traffic accident with injuries

• The 86th Civil Engineer Squadron will have a change of command ceremony at 10 a.m. Thursday at the outdoor pavilion of Bldg. 511 (Bldg. 518 is alternate) on Ramstein. Col. Scott A. Warner will preside over the ceremony. Lt. Col. Jarrett G. Purdue will relinquish command to Lt. Col. Tiffany J. Warnke. • The 721st Air Mobility Operations Group will have a change of command ceremony at 10 a.m. July 19 at the Ramstein Air Freight Terminal, Bldg. 3334. Col. Nicholas S. Myers Jr. will relinquish command to Col. Matthew G. Anderer. Col. Randall Reed, commander of the 521st Air Mobility Operations Wing, will be the presiding officer. Dress is uniform of the day for military personnel and business dress for civilians. • The 86th Operations Group will host a change of command ceremony at 10 a.m. July 26. Col. William R. Ward will relinquish command to Col. Ashley D. Salter. Presiding officer will be Brig. Gen. Patrick X. Mordente, 86th Airlift Wing commander.

Take Note

JULY 8 » Rome: One cell phone. » Lisbon, Portugal: One iPhone. » Panzer Kaserne: One cell phone, one auxiliary cord, one phone charger, one red luggage bag, one pair of shoes, two pairs of pants, one shirt and one GPS. » Rome: One retired military ID card, three credit cards and one driver’s license.

Kaiserslautern. 4:06 a.m.: Unlawful entry was reported on Ramstein. 5:30 a.m.: Drunken driving and fleeing the scene of a major traffic accident were reported in Waldfischbach-Burgalben.

Changes of command

Road construction

Due to construction, roads B270 and L367 between the Opel circle and industrial area north Kaiserslautern (going toward Weilerbach) will close partially (one lane) Monday for about five weeks. A traffic light will be installed. A full closure (both lanes) is scheduled from 4 p.m. July 20 to 5 a.m. July 22. Motorists should follow detour signs.

Tech expo

Reported Larcenies

The annual Ramstein Summer Technology Exposition, sponsored by U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa/A6 and hosted by Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association Kaiserslautern Chapter 158, will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday and

12:17 a.m.: Child abuse was reported on Vogelweh Family Housing. 2:22 p.m.: A major traffic accident with injuries was reported in Einsiedlerhof. 5:27 p.m.: A major traffic accident was reported in Kaiserslautern. 5:29 p.m.: A major traffic accident with injuries was reported in Schwedelbach.


July 4 — 12 volunteers, 11 lives potentially saved.

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Ramstein Officers’ Club. This event is open to everyone and will host more than 70 exhibitors. Visitors will get free goodies.

Mouth guard clinic

A mouth guard clinic will be held July 20 at the Ramstein Dental Clinic. To make an appointment, call 479-2210.

Electricity shut-off in Otterberg

Electricity will be shut off from 1 to 5 a.m. July 21 in Otterberg for urgent inspection works. As unsteady voltage levels cannot be avoided, residents are asked to shut off voltage-sensitive equipment, such as computers, by removing the plug from the socket. During that time, a voltage-free grid cannot be guaranteed. The fire station in Otterberg will be staffed at their operation center during shutoff. For more information and general supply failures caused by the electricity grid, contact abita Energie Otterberg at 0631-8001-4410 or 0800-8958958.

Commanders call

The 86th Airlift Wing commander, Brig. Gen. Patrick Mordente, will hold commanders calls at 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. July 23 and 24 in Hangar 2. Maximum participation from 86th AW personnel is expected. The intent is for the 86th Civil Engineer, Logistics Readiness and Medical Groups, as well as wing staff agencies, to attend the July 23 calls, and the 86th Operations, Maintenance and Mission Support Groups to attend the July 24 calls. However, if individuals cannot attend on the intended date, they may attend the other. All attendees should be in place no later than 10 minutes prior to start time.

Retirement ceremony

Col. William C. Stentz Jr. will have a retire-

ment ceremony at 3 p.m. July 30 at the Ramstein Officers’ Club.

Online survey

The Defense Commissary Agency will run an online survey until Aug. 1 that asks for input from regular shoppers, occasional shoppers and non-shoppers alike. The responses will be analyzed and used to improve the commissary. The online survey, which takes about 8 to 10 minutes to complete, is available at www. commissaries.com by clicking on the “take our survey” link or accessing the survey directly. at www. surveymonkey.com/s/DeCA-Shopping-Survey.

New hours

• The 86th Communications Squadron Information Assurance office has adjusted its hours of operations. New SIPRnet users are required to have their unit information assurance officer make an appointment with Wing IA after the account has been validated. SIPR users who already have a token can troubleshoot with a Wing IA technician during the walk-in hours: 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. If you have any questions or need to schedule and appointment, have your unit IAO contact the Wing IA office at 480-3438 or by email at Wing. IA@us.af.mil. • The Ramstein Customs Office, Bldg. 305, Room 14, has new customer service hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday, and closed on weekends and holidays. For details, call 4800100 or 06371-47-3720.

Estate claim

Anyone having any claims on or obligations to the estate of Staff Sgt. Jesse Lamar Thomas Jr., 16th Sustainment Brigade, 39th Transportation Battalion, 66th Transportation Company, should contact Summary Court Officer 2nd Lt. Eric Schnell at 483-7042.

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Senate confirms new USAFE commander by Lt. Col. Carl Grusnick U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa Public Affairs


t. Gen. Frank Gorenc, currently the assistant vice chief of staff and director, Air Staff, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington D.C, has received U.S. Senate confirmation for appointment to the grade of general and commander of U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa and Allied Air Command, and director of Joint Air Power Competence Centre, Ramstein Air Base. Gorenc was born in Ljubliana, Slovenia, and has been serving in his current position since April 2012. As the assistant vice chief of staff, he oversees the admin-

Lt. Gen. Frank Gorenc

istration and organization of the air staff, which develops policies, plans and programs, establishes requirements and provides

resources to support the Air Force mission. “I am pleased and humbled to receive the Senate confirmation,” Gorenc said. “I have roots in Europe and as an Airman have been fortunate enough to spend three tours there, most recently as the commander of 3rd Air Force.” “I’m proud to again serve with the dedicated men and women who perform the mission in this important theater.” Gorenc received his commission in 1979 as a distinguished graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy and has since earned his master’s degrees in aeronautical science from Embry-Riddle and national security strategy from the National War College.

He has been assigned to numerous operational, command and staff positions and has completed four overseas tours. He has commanded two fighter squadrons, an operations group, two fighter wings and a numbered air force. Additionally, he has served as Commander of the Air Force District of Washington, Director of Air and Space Operations, Air Combat Command, and special assistant to the U.S. European Command and Supreme Allied Commander, Europe. Gorenc is a command pilot with more than 4,500 hours, primarily in the F-15C. His awards include the Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal and the Legion of Merit.

Garrison commander relinquishes command

change of command and deactivation ceremony for the garrison in September. Afterward, Zetterstrom offered a few parting thoughts to the KMC as he Community members, military leadreflected on his final days here. ers, staff and guests gathered for U.S. “It’s hard to believe that two years Army Garrison Kaiserslautern’s relinhave already come and gone. Many quishment of command ceremony things have changed and many more June 28. things will change, but the one that has Lt. Col. Lars Zetterstrom relinquished remained constant for my family and I is command to Col. Bryan D. DeCoster that this has been the best two years of during a ceremony at Armstrong’s Club my career and also the happiest for our on Vogelweh. Zetterstrom was the last family,” Zetterstrom said. “It has been battalion-level garrison commander for my honor to serve this community and the garrison before its deactivation in its members.” September. Prior to the relinquishment ceremony, The garrison’s senior enlisted advisZetterstrom and his wife, Erin, were honer, Command Sgt. Maj. Ronald S. Outgoing U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern commander Lt. Col. Lars Zetterstrom relin- ored during a special award ceremony Creighton, also relinquished his posi- quishes command to Col. Bryan D. DeCoster during a ceremony June 28 at Armstrong’s attended by Lt. Gen. Michael Ferriter, tion to Command Sgt. Maj. Kenneth J. Club on Vogelweh. Zetterstrom was the last battalion level garrison commander for USAG Installation Management Command comKaiserslautern before its scheduled inactivation in September. Kraus. manding general. The KMC was one of DeCoster and Kraus currently serve as the Zetterstrom and his team for their leadership, and several stops Ferriter made as part of his European command team for U.S. Army Garrison Baden- efforts to improve cooperation between the Air visit. IMCOM-E Region Director Kathleen Marin Württemberg in Heidelberg, which is scheduled to Force and Army units across the KMC. was also present and thanked the outgoing comdeactivate Sept. 30. DeCoster will remain through “Thank you for the support that each and mander and his family for their service. USAG Kaiserslautern’s re-designation to U.S. every one of you provides to the community. I look Zetterstrom’s next assignment will be at the Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz Oct. 1. The new forward to working more closely with each of you Army War College in Carlisle Barracks, Pa., garrison’s footprint will include approximately two as we transform and establish a brigade level garri- and Creighton will relocate to Baumholder to dozen installations. son here in Kaiserslautern,” DeCoster said. become the command sergeant major for the garDuring the ceremony, DeCoster praised He also added there were plans to host a formal rison there. Story and photo by Dijon Rolle U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern Public Affairs

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435th AGOW changes command ored to be the commander of this incredible wing,” McFall said. “From this moment on, you have my absolute trust and loyalty. I promise to tell your stories, fight for the ol. John S. Shapland relinresources you require, fix the things quished command of the that make your jobs difficult and 435th Air Ground Operations equip you with the tools for future, perWing to Col. Joseph D. sonal and professional success.” McFall during a change of He was commissioned through command ceremony July 1 in Hangar the Air Force Academy in 1993 and 1 on Ramstein. most recently received his Master of Lt. Gen. Craig A. Franklin, 3rd Air Science in national security strategy Force commander, presided over the in 2012. ceremony and thanked Shapland for McFall has more than 2,700 flyhis hard work during his time as the ing hours on the F-16, AT/T-38 435th AGOW commander. and T-37 combined and 795 com“A change of command is a very bat hours during operations Southern emotional event. On one hand, it’s Photo by Airman 1st Class Jordan Castelan Watch, Northern Watch, Allied sad to see the outgoing commander leave who we have come to know Lt. Gen. Craig Franklin (left), 3rd Air Force commander, passes the 435th Air Ground Force, Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Operations Wing guidon to Col. Joseph McFall, 435th AGOW commander, during the 435th and love, but we are also excited to AGOW change of command ceremony July 1 on Ramstein. Freedom. see the new commander come in,” The AGOW is one of two air ground Franklin said. “The AGOW, under Colonel McFall’s most recent assignment was at the 52nd operations wings in the Air Force and consists of McFall’s leadership, will be ready to meet any chal- Fighter Wing, Spangdahlem Air Base, where he was more than 1,500 members among three groups and lenge as it did under Colonel Shapland’s leader- the vice commander. 11 squadrons with 19 geographically separated units ship.” “I stand before you proud, humbled and hon- across six installations in Germany and Italy.

by Airman 1st Class Hailey Haux 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs


Getting to know the new AGOW commander by Airman 1st Class Hailey Haux 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs After getting a chance to settle in, the new 435th Air Ground and Operations Wing commander, Col. Joseph D. McFall, was able to sit down with public affairs and answer a few questions about his expectations for the wing and its Airmen. HH: What do you look forward to most with being the AGOW commander at Ramstein? CM: I have been an F-16 pilot for most of my time in the Air Force, which has been really great, but this is a totally different mission and I am really excited to learn and do something outside of my comfort zone. I’m looking forward to meeting the AGOW Airmen who are out there on a daily basis, forward deployed in multiple areas of responsibility and really doing a cool mission. HH: From your past assignment in Spangdahlem, what are you most proud of and what do you think you learned the most from? CM: I’ve learned a great deal getting outside of flying operations and experiencing the breadth and depth of everything that makes a wing run. I cut up cars and put out fires with the fire department, checked IDs at the

gate with security forces, plowed the runway with the civil engineers and packed equipment with the logisticians just to see what it takes to make a base run. Spending time with these professionals was very gratifying for me. HH: How are you going to use what you learned at Spangdahlem for being a commander here? CM: The biggest thing I learned at Spangdahlem is it’s much better to go out and learn all parts of the mission. You can’t spend all your time in one area … you won’t get a feel for what’s going on. Additionally, it was very beneficial to be a vice wing commander and work for a really good wing commander who encouraged me to experience all aspects of the wing and everything that he was doing.

CM: The reality of the situation is the military is shrinking. Is that going to be for the long haul? Who knows? But for the environment we live and work in right now, we have fewer resources to get the job done. Any time you can make a partner nation stronger, it helps us out. The more capable partners you have, the better the mission gets done. The exchange of information and ways of doing business also help strengthen partnerships. All of a sudden, you get a great idea. We can take those ideas and get even better. I think the same goes for our coalition partners … we’re trying to give them those ideas.

HH: What are your expectations for the 435th AGOW and its Airmen? CM: I have one big expectation. I expect everyone to do their job to the best of their abilities while honoring the Air Force core values. If there is something they can’t do, then I want them to tell me, so we can help fix it. Conversely, our Airmen can count on me to fight for things they need to get the job done and to be their biggest champion.

HH: As a commander, how do you maintain balance in your personal and professional life? CM: No matter how long you serve in the Air Force, it only lasts so long, but your family is forever. I always try to eat dinner with my family, to sit at the table and talk about the day. To me, my weekends are precious, so if I don’t have to be in the office doing something, I will be home with my family. I think it sets an example for everyone. You have to have that diversion outside of work to remain an effective Airman.

HH: How important are joint and international partnerships?

HH: Do you have a mentor or hero that you look up to for guidance? Who

are they and why do you look up to them? CM: I have had fantastic leaders. I really have not had a bad person that I have worked for, and I have learned something from all of them. I would say my wife and my kids are my heroes. It can be a crazy life moving around. Anytime I get caught up in the craziness going on at work, I take a look when I go home and think all along the way they have been with me, and they have been through all the same things. My oldest daughter, who is 15, has now moved 11 times. My kids still make friends and they still have fun, and that is pretty cool to me. HH: What facet of the Air Force do you find to be the most valuable? CM: I really like the camaraderie and the professionalism. What I mean by that is for the most part everyone loves their job, and it’s a great thing to be around. To see smiles and to see people happy about doing their work no matter how mundane it is … that to me is gratifying. HH: Anything else you would like to add? CM: I can’t tell you how thrilled I am to be here and what an honor and a privilege it is to command this wing. To have this opportunity is something beyond my wildest dreams. I have every reason in the world to smile.

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ISRG changes command During the course of the ceremony, Gaudette was presented with the Legion of Merit for his outstanding service as the 693rd ISRG commander. After receiving the guidon, Brown presented a pledge to Gaudette. he 693rd Intelligence, Surveillance “The amazing job you’ve done in the last and Reconnaissance Group held two years commanding the 693rd ISRG is a change of command ceremony obvious. I’ll do everything I can to keep the June 26 at Ramstein High School. 693rd on this upward trajectory you’ve estabCol. Jason Brown assumed command of lished,” Brown said. the 693rd ISR GP from Col. Kurt Gaudette. As commander, Brown will lead five ISR Col. Jeffrey Kruse, 480th ISR wing comsquadrons and be responsible for 900 military, mander, presided over the ceremony. He civilian and contractor personnel. He will praised Gaudette’s leadership style and also control operations of Distributed Ground courage to take measured risks, which resultPhoto by Airman 1st Class Jordan Castelan System 4, a core site of the Air Force’s ed in the 693rd standing out among ISR Col. Jeffrey Kruse (left), 480th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Distributed Common Ground System. groups. “I’m looking forward to working again “With (Gaudette) at the helm, the 693rd Wing commander, passes the 693rd ISR group guidon to Col. Jason Brown to symbolize the assumption of command of the group. with a team of Airmen performing a misreally reached remarkable, unprecedented Kruse welcomed Brown and presented his charge: sion. Undoubtedly, there is no better team than the performance levels, executing more than 6,000 ISR missions in the last couple years, doubling their “The bar is high, and I expect you to exceed every 693rd,” Brown said. (signals intelligence) capacity, quadrupling their expectation. The mission is hard, and I expect you Brown was previously the military assistant full-motion video capacity, producing more than to execute with perfection. Your mission partners to the deputy under secretary of defense (intelli70,000 intelligence reports that went out to the folks are demanding, and I expect you to never let them gence), Joint and Coalition Warfighter Support, in that needed them most, and probably most impor- down. Your people — I expect you to take care of Washington, D.C., and the commander of the 13th tantly, saving countless American coalition lives in them as if they’re your own brothers and sisters,” Intelligence Squadron at Beale Air Force Base, Calif. the combat zone.” he said.

by Staff Sgt. Jennifer Rouleau 693d Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Group


DOD photo by Jason Kaye, U.S. Navy

Team members from the Joint Prisoner of War/Missing in Action Accounting Command work to recover missing air crew members at a site in Belgium.

Volunteering to find the missing by Rick Scavetta U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern Public Affairs An investigation and recovery group from the Joint Prisoners of War/Missing in Action Accounting Command is looking for volunteers to work at two sites near Spangdahlem Air Base. The sites are both bomber crashes from World War II, said U.S. Navy Lt. Landis Fouts, a team leader with the group. Work on the sites continues until Sept. 15. “Work involves digging and screening or sifting dirt to recover the remains of the missing in action Airmen,” Fouts said. “The job is

dirty, but rewarding.” Volunteers will meet at 7:45 a.m. at the Spangdahlem Shoppette to meet the teams, who will lead them to one of the sites. Work ends around 5 p.m. “Our work here in Europe relies heavily on volunteer support,” Fouts said. Volunteers should bring their own lunch, a hat and rain jacket. You must be at least 18 years old and a military ID cardholder. Exceptions can be made on a case by case basis. To volunteer, email Senior Master Sgt. Wesley McMackin at wesley. mcmackin@us.af.mil. For more on the JPAC mission, visit www.jpac.pacom.mil.

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86th MOS deactivates, reorganizes into other squadrons Story and photo by Airman 1st Class Trevor Rhynes 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs The 86th Maintenance Operations Squadron recently deactivated in order to meet an Air Force initiative. The 86th MOS became a part of the 86th Maintenance Group’s Staff Agency. The initiative was enacted in order to ensure equipment and personnel were being utilized efficiently. The 86th MOS traces its lineage back to Aug. 1, 1941. Over the years, the squadron changed from an air base squadron to a logistics support squadron and finally to the 86th MOS in 2002. “There is one less squadron at Ramstein, but we will be no less capable in our ability to execute the assigned missions,” said Col. Raymond Briggs, 86th Maintenance Group commander. “The incredibly vital functions performed by the Maintenance Operations Squadron will continue, although in a slightly different manner.” Members of the 86th MOS kept busy over the past few years ensuring thousands of missions took off without any issues. “The squadron’s numbers and statistics over the past 30 months are breathtaking with scheduling and oversight for (more than) 8,000 sorties, 24,000 flight hours,” Briggs said. “You’ve dispatched 164 maintenance recovery teams and provided command and control for over 30,000 maintenance actions.” Most recently, the squadron participated in the evacuation of American citizens from the Middle East.

Col. Raymond Briggs (left), 86th Maintenance Group commander, and Maj. Mark Ashman, 86th Maintenance Operations Squadron, furl the squadron flag during the 86th MOS inactivation ceremony July 1 on Ramstein.

“We proved that we were true in our resolve as we sprang into action following the Sept. 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya,” said Maj. Mark Ashman, 86th MOS commander. Although the squadron’s tenure has ended, the Airmen who made up the squadron won’t forget it. “I realized that we were quite successful because

we accomplished our mission of providing garrison and expeditionary support for combat-ready Airmen, aircraft and equipment safely, timely and reliably,” Ashman said. “The members of the squadron embark as one cohesive unit on a journey forward that will one day graze the pages of the ledger maintained by the 86th Airlift Wing’s historian.”

773rd CST works with Polish army during BIOSAFETY 2013 Story and photos by Staff Sgt. Jason G. Weber 221st Public Affairs Detachment

LODZ, Poland — Soldiers with the 773rd Civil Support Team, 7th Civil Support Command, traveled from Kaiserslautern to Lodz, Poland, June 24 to 28 to partake and assist in the Transatlantic Collaborative Biological Resiliency Demonstration BIOSAFETY 2013 workshop sponsored by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency and the Polish Epidemiological Response Center. TaCBRD is a collaborative program between the U.S. Department of Defense, the U.S. Department of State the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the program’s partner nation, the Republic of Poland. Poland is one of our strategic partners, and we spend lots of time training with them to help build their capacity, said U.S. Army Lt. Col. Leslie M. Dillard, commander of the 773rd CST. “As the only U.S. Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear assets in Europe, it is imperative that we partner with all of the countries

Sgt. 1st Class Yabronda A. Battles (center), an operations and training NCO for the 773rd Civil Support Team, 7th Civil Support Command, and Sgt. Justin M. Ferris (right), a Tactical Operations Center NCO for the Illinois Army National Guard’s 444th Chemical Company from Galesburg, Ill., work with Polish military counterparts 1st Lt. Joanna Siedlecka (left) and 2nd Lt. Luke Romaniuk, officers with the medical prevention team assigned to the Epidemiological Response Center of the Polish armed forces in Warsaw, Poland, to conduct a thorough site survey during a scenario at the Transatlantic Collaborative Biological Resiliency Demonstration BIOSAFETY 2013 Workshop June 25.

that we support,” she said. The purpose of TaCBRD is to develop and demonstrate a capability for resilience in countering a wide area biological incident that impacts

U.S. and partner nation civilian and military personnel and key infrastructure. “TaCBRD is an opportunity for us in the science and technology commu-

nity to have the ability to assess some of the prototype things that we have developed,” said U.S. Army Col. Ron See BIOSAFETY 2013, Page 17

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From trouble to chief Story and photo illustration by Airman 1st Class Jordan Castelan 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs One percent of Airmen reach the rank of chief master sergeant. Years of service, dedication, thought, sacrifice and sweat are put toward the effort of achieving an Airman’s eighth stripe. While digging deeper into a chief’s background, an opportunity presents itself to learn that the top 1 percent isn’t perfect either. “This wasn’t supposed to happen to me — becoming a chief,” said Chief Master Sgt. David Martin, U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa safety functional manager. “I was born to an alcoholic father and depressed mother. I lived in 14 different houses and went to 11 different schools. My family completely dissolved, and I was on my own at 15 years old.” Difficulties sprouted throughout his life and he would turn to alcohol to solve his problems. “I dove head first into a bottle,” Martin said. “In 1997, I decided I didn’t like my wife anymore and I was leaving. I remember the day I looked at my 6-year-old daughter and 4-year-old son in the eye and said, ‘Daddy is leaving.’” However, after attending a 50,000-person Promise Keepers conference, Martin was convinced he had to make amends. He asked his family for forgiveness and for their help in rebuilding the family. Life eventually began to improve, Martin said. “I made master sergeant first time at Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., in 2002, when I became the superin-

Chief Master Sgt. David Martin, U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa safety functional manager, joined the Air Force, leaving behind a tumultuous past.

tendent of ground safety,” Martin said. “That promotion meant more commitments and more deployments. So I deployed to Baghdad International Airport in June 2003.” While stationed in Baghdad, Martin began to further his development as a person. “The largest lesson I learned during my deployment was that I could go six months without drinking,” he said. “I hit the gym like never before, I left Iraq 17 pounds lighter than when I arrived and for the first time in years, I was sober.” His sobriety didn’t last though. Soon, Martin would end up back where he started. “We arrived at Tinker Air Base, Okla., in July 2009,” Martin said. “I felt slighted by the Air Force because of my assignment to Tinker. I thought life sucked for me personally. I dove so deep into a bottle that it started to negatively affect the relationships I had with my wife, son and daughter again. I wasn’t keeping the promise I made 10-plus years earlier, that if they forgive me I would spend the rest of my life loving them.” One set of skills never evaded him: the ability to work his way through a dark situation, he said.

“Someway, somehow, I learned early in my career that there was one of two ways to get out of a job you don’t like,” Martin said. “You can either promote yourself out of a job or get in trouble and be taken off that post. I chose promotion. I faced every job I did for the Air Force with the thought process that the Air Force standard is my starting point and I will do what it takes to excel at it.” Martin said he is the first to admit he has unbecoming issues in his life, but seeking help was the key to overcoming many of them. “Getting help for the problems you have will not negatively impact your career,” Martin said. “I am living proof of that. When given the opportunities and programs to help overcome shortfalls, take advantage of them. They’ve helped me to be sober for over three years now.” Keeping the attitude of continually bettering himself as a person, leader and Airman, Martin said he still looks for mentors to inspire him. “What encourages me, what inspires me, are the servant leaders out there,” Martin said. “It takes courage to listen to someone and relate to them by

letting them know you’ve been through similar, if not the same circumstance years before.” He said the realization that chiefs are human too is something he wants people to know. “You see a chief stripe on and people think you’ve been stellar and perfect, and that’s just not the case,” Martin said. “I have failed as a human being and haven’t done everything I needed to or should have at a particular time. At the same time, there is honesty, forgiveness and ability to forgive people. We don’t have to continually beat ourselves down. We can learn from our failures and be better tomorrow.” Being a chief isn’t just about power and respect, Martin said. It’s a role where mentors and those who supply guidance should reside. “We shouldn’t do things to become a chief or do things because we are a chief. We should reach out to people because it’s the right thing to do,” he said. “I sit here 26 years later, look at where I came from and try to share with people and give them hope,” Martin added. “One thing the Air Force did for me was level the playing field. It didn’t hold my past against me.” Martin said he would never let himself forget who he is. “What has influenced me and encouraged me the most was how Maj. David Gray was a leader,” he said. “I met Gray, a former air liaison and tactical air control party troop, while stationed on Ramstein. He was former enlisted and poured his heart out for his men and women. Eventually, he would earn a commission, and in 2012, voluntarily led his unit into Afghanistan.” Tragically, on Aug. 8,

2012, while en route to meeting tribal leaders in the Kunar Province, Afghanistan, Gray gave his life in defense for his country when suicide bombers attacked. “He was David Gray the leader, not Major Gray a leader, while he was with us,” Martin continued. “He was an example of how we should lead through servant leadership. I think when some people, unfortunately, reach a leadership position, fear allows people to know who they really are.” Martin said he appreciates that people listened to him and respected him because of the stripes on his arm. His aim as a chief, however, is to be a leader the Airmen around him want to follow because of who he is. “You look at me as a chief and everything I’m doing; I’m going to try to be a chief. What I experienced with David Gray was the person he was and the successful way he encouraged and led people because of who he was. David Gray was a leader, who happened to be Major David Gray. That is something I want to be. “I strive to emulate the qualities of people like Gray, the servant leader,” he continued. “He was honest with the people he worked for and the people he worked with — integrity. He lived a life serving something bigger than himself — service. He did the best job he could at everything he did: Airman, husband, father and friend — excellence. That is something I want to be.” “We cannot let our past or most recent setback define us,” Martin said. “We must bounce back and work to be a better Airman tomorrow.”

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Photo by Airman 1st Class Hailey Haux

Good communications Airman Lianna Spencer, 86th Communications Squadron client systems technician, adds a computer to the network June 26 on Ramstein. The 86th CS services more than 500 computer trouble tickets a month.

Photo by Airman 1st Class Trevor Rhynes

Photo by Airman 1st Class Hailey Haux

Good choice

Good support Airmen from the 86th Logistics Readiness Group pack supplies for the wing June 26 on Ramstein. The 86th LRG’s functions include cargo processing, personal property and passenger movements, force reception and throughput, supply support, property accountability functions and fuels support.

Alison McKee (foreground), 86th Force Support Squadron librarian, and Jodi Brown, library volunteer, organize shelves June 27 at the Ramstein Library.

Photo by Rick Scavetta

Good press Sgt. 1st Class Andre Johnson (right), U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern’s Equal Opportunity adviser, assists German TV host Pierre M. Krause with pull-ups during a recent taping for “In Deutschland um die Welt,” an upcoming German television show that will document the lives of Americans living in Kaiserslautern.

Photo by Airman 1st Class Jordan Castelan

Good condition Airman 1st Class Ruben Ramirez and Airman 1st Class Alex Boutwell, 86th Vehicle Readiness Squadron vehicle maintenance journeymen, finish a fluid check on a security forces sedan June 26 on Ramstein. The VRS is responsible for keeping Ramstein’s vehicle fleet in running condition.

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Ravens on Ramstein stand ready by Airman 1st Class Jordan Castelan 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs


asked with safeguarding aircraft wherever they land, Ravens will be circling. “The Raven mission is to provide security where security is unknown,” said Staff Sgt. Efrain Perez, 86th Security Forces assistant NCOIC of flight operations.

Always standing ready for units within U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa, Ramstein’s Ravens guard some of the most vital pieces of equipment and aircraft. “When events happen around the globe, we are the first ones there,” Perez said. “Within hours of being notified, we are on an aircraft heading to whatever destination needs us.” Ravens prepare for a wide

spectrum of missions and scenarios that facilitate an immediate response. “Our missions vary, lasting from a few days to a week,” Perez said. “We’ve been all over Europe, seen vast amounts of Africa and even stopped in Iraq and Afghanistan. It only takes a phone call for us to end up in a far corner of the globe.” Stressful situations are just a part of the job, Perez said. The honor of being a

Raven outweighs the negative aspects in the end. “Besides the hectic schedule and uncertainty, there is also a chance for something to surprise you and make life a little more difficult,” Perez said. “A mission to the country of Georgia comes to mind. It was a case of bad timing. Tensions between Georgia and Russia were on a breaking point and we were stuck on an airstrip. You never really expect some of these situations to happen, but

we always press on.” The tightly manned Raven force creates a close-knit community — a collection of Airmen who rely and believe in one another. “You have to trust the Airman next to you,” Perez said. Ramstein’s fast alert defense might only consist of a few defenders from the 86th SFS, however these few ensure the safety and livelihoods of many.

Communities celebrate 65th Berlin Airlift anniversary Story and photos by Airman 1st Class Trevor Rhynes 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs More than 75 members of the German and American communities came together to commemorate the 65th anniversary of the Berlin Airlift. The ceremony was held June 26 at the memorial site near Frankfurt International Airport and featured guest speakers ranging from the Frankfurt city treasurer to retired Col. Gail Halvorsen, the “Candy Bomber.” The Berlin Airlift was an effort by the U.S., France and the United Kingdom to deliver food and other goods into West Berlin after the highways, railroads and canals were shut down by the Russians in an effort to take control of the city. In response, allied aircraft supplied more than 2.3 million tons of cargo into West Berlin over the course of a year to ensure the citizens of their respective zones had supplies to live normal lives. “We are here to celebrate a landmark of (German and American) friendship,” said Uwe Becker, Frankfurt treasurer. “It was a time which saw the end of the darkest chapter in German history after

A C-47 sits at the Berlin Airlift memorial site where the 65th anniversary of the Berlin Airlift was celebrated June 26 in Frankfurt, Germany. The C-47 was one of two types of aircraft that participated in the Berlin Airlift — one of the biggest humanitarian missions in history.

Retired Col. Gail Halvorsen, the “candy bomber”, high-fives members of a school choir after their performance at the commemoration ceremony of the 65th anniversary of the Berlin Airlift June 26 in Frankfurt, Germany. The members of the youth choir gave Halvorsen candy after their performance as a way to thank him for his actions during the Berlin Airlift.

World War II, but also a time where the U.S., along with its allies, launched one of the largest humanitarian efforts in history.” Before the celebration, service members from across Germany participated in a cleanup event to prepare the memorial site for the ceremony. “We were invited to see the celebration of this historic event that brought our countries together,” said Jeff Bratcher, 726th Air Mobility Squadron air terminal manager. “There were quite a few of us from Spangdahlem and Ramstein air bases who participated in the memorial cleanup, so it was nice to see the actual event.” The humanitarian effort included candy and other goods for chil-

dren of the city, all of which showed any appreciation they could to the American aircrew. “The children were so grateful. Not one would say ‘gimme,’” Halvorsen said. “They would share everything they got. I remember giving them two pieces of gum and they broke the pieces up so that everyone could take one. They taught me to put principal before pleasure.” Looking back, the ceremony showed that members of the two nations are committed to fostering the relationship between the two nations. “It was important to participate in order to keep the kinship and bond between the U.S. and Germany,” Bratcher said. “The Berlin Blockade was a very important time

“The Berlin Blockade was a very important time between the two countries, and by revisiting the event, it shows that the two countries are continuing to develop the relationship between them.” — Jeff Bratcher, 726th Air Mobility Squadron air terminal manager

between the two countries and by revisiting the event, it shows that the two countries are continuing to develop the relationship between them.” The ceremony concluded with Halvorsen receiving candy from a children’s choir at the end of their performance.

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Forklift operators take half-day to focus on safety permanently disabled or even a loss of life.” But as much as safety is stressed, accidents still happen and can be fatal. In the last two and a half years, USAFERamstein units took a half-day break AFAFRICA bases have experienced one from normal forklift and other material disability, 23 lost work days and approxihandling equipment operations to focus on mately $325,000 in damage to MHE vehisafety June 28. cles. “The overall purpose of this day is to “I was stationed at a joint base while refocus on safety and drive home accurate deployed once,” Abdullah said. “We operational risk management,” said Master preached how to stop when you can’t see Sgt. Tariq Abdullah, 86th Vehicle Readiness your spotter. One guy was spotting anothSquadron vehicle operations superintendent. er backing up an MRAP (mine resistant “From loading and unloading, to training ambush protected vehicle) when the driver the right way to be a spotter, we’re coverlost sight of his spotter. He didn’t stop and ing it all.” crushed his spotter.” The day started with a briefing on the pur- Staff Sgt. Hector Galan (left), 86th Vehicle Readiness Squadron assistant NCO in “We tell these stories not to scare everycharge of material handling equipment maintenance, uses a forklift to hoist a pallet pose of the five-hour stand-down and rolled from a trailer while Staff Sgt. Matthew Creighton, 86th VRS MHE maintainer, spots one, but to make them understand why into MHE and forklift safety awareness. proper safety techniques are so important,” him during a safety stand-down day June 28 on Ramstein. “We have been fortunate to not have many Tobin said. “Having these set standards MHE accidents here, but anything that keeps our every Airman, son, daughter, husband and wife, to helps avoids confusion.” Airmen safe in the long run is something worth be able to go home at the end of the day. If it takes All MHE operators go through Occupational doing,” Abdullah said. “Our stance is to accept no a half-day of concentrating on nothing but safety to Safety and Health Administration’s training and unnecessary risks and to eliminate complacency.” do that, then I am in.” recertification every three years. The recertification During the day, there were two different stations, The other station showed proper loading and training is conducted by the unit’s vehicle control concentrating on four different aspects of MHE and unloading of cargo, followed by spotter training, officer and follows with a written test. forklift safety. which is aiding a driver who has limited view of his “It’s important to stop every once in a while and The first station focused on operator care, main- surroundings. review what we do every day,” said Tech. Sgt. Jesus tenance and inspection of the MHE. The inspection “Spotter training is important because if you are Pimentel, 86th Maintenance Squadron NCOIC of consisted of belt, oil, tire and hydraulic checks fol- driving a forklift and carrying something big, you aerospace ground equipment production support. lowed by 100 percent accountability of personal won’t be able to see,” said Tech. Sgt. Patrick Tobin, “Most of us do this day in and day out without protective equipment, like gloves and safety glasses. 86th VRS NCO in charge of training and validation. thinking about it. But, it’s important to stop and “Our goal is to reinforce the message of how “Knowing the correct hand signals when spotting can see what bad habits we have developed and reset important safety is to us,” Abdullah said. “We want mean the difference between a perfect load and being ourselves to ensure we are doing it right and safe.” Story and photo by Staff Sgt. Travis Edwards 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Aerial Port Airmen make connections by 1st Lt. Kay M. Nissen 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs Aerial port Airmen do more than connect point A to point B. They connect military to mission, ally to ally, and present to future. The Airmen of the 435th Air Mobility Squadron Mobile Aerial Port flight establish contingency airfield operations at any location throughout the European theater and enable U.S. global reach and power projection. “Our overall mission set includes inspecting, preparing, uploading, downloading cargo and manifesting passengers for movement on U.S. military and CRAF aircraft. Typically, we go out with a two to four personnel team for each mission,” said Staff Sgt. Jonathan Lane, Mobile Aerial Port supervisor. “Because of our unique mission, we always have to be ready to go in as little as 12 hours. We are all fully qualified, highly efficient, professional Airmen. We are constantly training, both professionally and physically, for any situation that may arise.” The aerial “porters” bring the

warfighter to the war by advancing International Security Assistance Force passengers and cargo to the Central Command area of responsibility. “Over the past year, the Mobile Aerial Port flight has gone on 59 TDY’s to 39 different locations, worked with more than 360 aircraft, moved more than 29,000 passengers and 4.2 thousand tons of cargo,” Lane said. The MAPF consistently builds relationships with international partners by ensuring the safe transport of U.S. allies and their cargo. The port Airmen provide lift and sustainment support while operating in countries like Poland, Romania, Lithuania, Georgia, Croatia, Bulgaria, Slovakia, Albania and Latvia. “Working with our partner nations provides the opportunity to show them what we do and how we do it,” said Capt. Dawn Dumont, 435th AMS executive officer. “It also familiarizes them with our processes, which, in turn, makes future missions with them easier, as they already know what to expect.” MAPF Airmen support and lead the effort for the current conflicts in the

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Staff Sgt. Leonid Ridel, 435th Air Mobility Squadron Mobile Aerial Port flight member, ensures weapons are secure before passengers board an aircraft July 7, 2012, in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. The Airmen of the 435th AMS MAPF establish contingency airfield operations at any location throughout the European theater and enable U.S. global reach and power projection.

area of responsibility while also establishing stability for future endeavors. “The relationships we build with our allies now gives them the confidence to call on us in the future

should the need arise,” Dumont said. “They know if they need MAPF, not only will the job get done, but it will get done quickly and professionally.”

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Air Force bundles building assessments Data makes the world of Air Force civil engineering go round. To effectively manage assets across that inventory of real property, data needs to be accurate, consistent and appropriate. But gathering it can mean multiple assessments and inventories of the same building. To facilitate the process, the Air Force Civil Engineer Center’s Energy Directorate at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., combined efforts into what is called Sustainable Infrastructure Assessments, or SIAs. “The SIA process consolidates assessments and decreases redundant efforts and contradictions on overlapping results,” said Clayton Deel, contracting officer representative. “By evaluating an entire building in a single walk-through, we minimize the disruption at each base.” SIAs consist of six product lines which combine real property inventories and facility assessments for energy and asset management. The data is used to support decision making, financial management and future reporting requirements for capital investments and audits. “The teams for each product line

work together to prevent delays, duplication of effort and omissions in the surveys. Everyone regroups each evening to review the day’s work and the next day’s schedule,” said Mike Giniger, with AFCEC’s Energy Directorate. “This makes the whole process run smoothly and assures the best results.” Each base receives a report detailing the following: Real Property Inventory Verification of the physical existence of facilities indicated on the Real Property Inventory Detail Report or the base map. This is basically an overall “drive by” check of all facilities. For some specific facilities, the following is completed: Real Property Installed Equipment Inventory of key mechanical components, including heating, ventilation and air conditioning, and electrical systems. The data is stored for use in a new engineering software so the shops know what needs to be maintained. Barcode labels are placed on each

piece of equipment so maintenance workers can use a scanner and immediately pull up service records. Space Utilization Collection of space data at each facility and estimated square-footage. AutoCAD floor plans and georeferences are created for each facility surveyed. A space utilization assessment determines who is sitting where and how much time they are occupying the space. This helps determine if spaces can be consolidated enough to possibly dispose of another building. Energy Assessment Bases receive recommendations for energy and water conservation opportunities including estimates of implementation costs and potential savings. High Performance Sustainable Building Checklist/Assessment This assessment measures how sustainable a building is and whether it is, or can be made, LEED compliant.

Real Property Condition Assessment Condition assessments on main building components including exterior enclosure, roofing, interior construction, plumbing, air handling and electrical components determine the building worth or renovation needs. The 86th Airlift Wing is host to the SIA group of approximately 42 contractors on local installations in the KMC who will be surveying buildings July 15 to 31. The SIA is not an evaluation of performance, but used for data collection. The contractors will be collecting data in teams of six, and the building facility manager will be the liaison between the contracting team and building users, so please know the name of your facility manager so that you can be sure to remain updated on the team’s expected arrival date and time. There should be little to no interruption to work or operations. For details, contact Amanda Mehrtens at 480-3723 or Erik Aufdermauer at 4788419. (Courtesy of 86th Civil Engineer Squadron)

Hagel details defense ‘Plan B’ if sequestration continues by Jim Garamone American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — If sequestration continues into fiscal year 2014, the Defense Department will be forced to consider involuntary reductionsin-force for the civilian workforce, draconian cuts to military personnel accounts and a virtual halt to military modernization, Defense Secretary

Chuck Hagel said in a letter to Senate leaders today. The senators had requested detailed information on how continued sequestration could affect the military. In the letter, Hagel detailed the “Plan B” the department must confront if Congress does not pass legislation that averts sequestration in fiscal 2014.

If the process continues, DOD will be forced to cut $52 billion more from the budget that year. Hagel stressed in the letter that he fully supports President Barack Obama’s fiscal 2014 budget request and noted that if sequestration remains in effect, “the size, readiness and technological superiority of our military will be reduced, placing at much greater risk the country’s ability to meet our current national security commitments.” Congress gave DOD some flexibility to handle the cuts needed for fiscal 2013, but more than 650,000 DOD civilians must still be furloughed without pay for 11 days. However, the cuts in 2014 are too great even for flexibility within accounts to handle. DOD hopes to avoid furloughs in 2014, the defense secretary said, but if sequestration remains in effect, “DOD will have to consider involuntary reductions-inforce to reduce civilian personnel costs.” Readiness has already been diminished this year, Hagel said, and it will continue to decline if sequestration continues in 2014. Hiring freezes will also continue and facilities mainte-

nance funds will further erode, he added. If the sequestration mechanism is applied to military personnel funding, “DOD could accommodate the required reductions only by putting into place an extremely severe package of military personnel actions including halting all accessions, ending all permanent-change-of-station moves, stopping discretionary bonuses and freezing all promotions,” Hagel wrote. He called on Congress to work with the department to avoid sequestration in fiscal 2014 and to approve the president’s defense budget request. The president’s budget request slows military pay raises and raises fees for some military retiree’s health care. It also looks to retire older Air Force and Navy assets and calls for a new base realignment and closure program. “If the cuts continue, the department will have to make sharp cuts with far-reaching consequences, including limiting combat power, reducing readiness and undermining the national security interests of the United States,” Hagel said.

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Middle School Youth Group, "Plugged-In" for Landstuhl, Kaiserslautern and Sembach meets on Sundays from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Pulaski Religious Youth Center. High School Youth Group, "The Rock" meets on Sundays from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Pulaski Religious Youth Center. Dinner for Students and their Families, "Café" meets on Sundays from from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Pulaski Religious Youth Center. For details and other events, call Anthony Amor at 0151-2411-2619 or visit www.kmcyouth.com.

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GRAFENWÖHR, Germany — An alarm rings. A teenage boy sits up in bed, peels his eyes open and looks wearily at the clock realizing he has slept longer than expected. He grabs his Air Force sweatshirt and sweatpants, dresses quickly and scrambles out the door. The other 65 high school students from around Europe are already formed up on the drill pad. One of this boy’s class leaders asks why he showed up late. His response is unacceptable and he is asked to report back after the formation. This is the beginning of a transformation for this group of young adults — the Air Force Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps summer program has begun. These high school students, ranging from 15 to 17 years old, took part in the European AFJROTC summer program here from June 23 to 29. They were given academic instruction on leadership and team building, given basics in military customs and courtesies and drill and ceremony, and were run through several physically and mentally demanding courses designed to build their confidence, help them face their fears, test their abilities and work together as a team. According to its website, the JROTC’s objectives are to educate and train high school cadets in citizenship, promote community service, instill responsibility, character, and selfdiscipline, and provide instruction in air and space fundamentals. “Our mission (in AFJROTC) is developing citizens of character dedicated to serving their nation and community,” said retired Lt. Col. Robert Meyer, director of the AFJROTC program at Kaiserslautern High School. “Naturally we attract many students who are interested in serving (the military), and we encourage and support that, but (most) students don’t join the military.” He said on average about 5 percent of JROTC cadets go on to join the military, however, despite such low numbers there is still a

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A group of Air Force Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps cadets negotiate an obstacle at a military confidence course July 26 in Grafenwöhr, Germany.

lot that they can learn from the program. “I think the biggest thing … is (seeing) that these young people are preparing themselves in a serious way to be better citizens and leaders for our nation — ready to serve in various capacities — not just the military,” Meyer said. He said the decision to move the camp to Grafenwöhr was to take advantage of the facilities and physical courses offered there. There’s a ropes course to test students agility, a leadership reaction course to help build teamwork, problem solving and leadership, and a military confidence course to test the cadets both physically and mentally. Not only was this a change in scenery for the camp but this was the first time they implemented the redesigned program. Retired Col. Mark Fry, the European summer camp commander, said this new style was developed to let the students lead each other See AFJROTC, next page

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BIOSAFETY 2013, from Page 8 Hann, acting director of DTRA’s Joint Science and Technology Office for Chemical and Biological Defense located at Fort Belvoir, Va. “Poland is working on building their partnership capabilities and improving their bio-resiliency,� Hann said. When asked why it is significant for the 773rd CST to participate in the workshop, Hann said, “The 773rd CST, if there would ever be an event in Europe, would be our rapid reaction force and provide U.S. Federal assistance (response) in another country.� Participating with the 773rd CST were members of the 7th CSC headquarters, who attended to exercise their skill set as a joint task force consequence management element. Other organic 7th CSC units that participated were the 196th Medical Support Unit, the 361st Civil Affairs Brigade and the 209th Digital Liaison Detachment. Soldiers from the Illinois Army National Guard, including three Polish linguists and search and recovery teams, also participated. “The Illinois (Army) National Guard has been involved with Poland for over 20 years,� Dillard said. “There is a longstanding relationship and understanding between the Illinois (Army) National Guard and Poland.� This allows for the 773rd to be able to come in and merge with them, she added. In order to prepare the participants AFJROTC, from Page 16 and have the field training officers there for advice when needed. “We are implementing a new form of leadership style this year to develop the students rather than have the FTOs lead. The FTOs are there to advise and vector rather than direct,� Fry said. This new program is giving the teenagers a chance to develop and grow, Meyer said. “We are training these young leaders to lead,� he said. Senior Master Sgt. Gillie Zamora, 693rd Intelligence, Surveillance and




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for the workshops that took place during the week, multiple safety classes were given at the Military Medical Training Center June 24 by members of the Polish military, Hungarian military, French military, the FBI, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. “All of these instructors from different countries coming together and sharing what they had to offer was very productive, insightful and beneficial to the team,� said Capt. Hubert J. Little III, a medical operations officer for the 773rd CST. Participants traveled to the Jezewo Training Area June 25 to 28 in order to put their skills and knowledge to use in workshop scenarios under the field conditions of a simulated biological terrorist attack. Here, members of the Polish Army and the 773rd CST, along with supporting elements, worked together to allow DTRA to observe partner nation collaboration with each scenario. “The partnership that we have developed with our Polish partners has been very productive,� Little said. “A Polish officer from the hospital made sure that needed supplies or equipment were met.� Teams from each country were partnered together according to their mission and abilities in order to conduct each scenario. “When conducting the recon scenario, two Polish and two American members were sent out to the incident site,� said Sgt. Justin M. Ferris, a tactical operations center NCO for

Reconnaissance Group and an FTO during the camp, said his experience with the children was different from what he expected. “Each child brought a different complex problem ‌ I got to hone and develop my leadership skills by using different mentoring tactics,â€? Zamora said. One of the participants

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From left, French Brig. Gen. Daniel Parzy, chief medical officer at the Armed Forces Biomedical Research Institute in Marseille, France, instructs 1st Lt. Csaba Pereszlenyi, a member of the Hungarian Defense Forces medical center in Budapest; U.S. Army Capt. Chana L. Mason, a nuclear medical science officer for the 773rd Civil Support Team, 7th Civil Support Command; and Polish 1st Lt. Joanna Siedlecka, an officer with the medical prevention team assigned to the Epidemiological Response Center Military Service of the Polish armed forces in Warsaw, Poland, on the features of a portable lab and how to operate it in order to assist the Defense Threat Reduction Agency in testing the new system during the Transatlantic Collaborative Biological Resiliency Demonstration BIOSAFETY 2013 Workshop June 26.

the Illinois ARNG 444th Chemical Company from Galesburg, Ill. “We were both on the same sheet of music when conducting the recon together.� “When the teams are mixed, one member from Poland and one member from America, together we can still work on the mission because we have similar procedures,� said Polish 2nd Lt. Luke Romaniuk, a former resident of Lodz and an officer with the medical prevention team assigned to the Epidemiological Response Center of the Polish armed forces in Warsaw, Poland. When asked about the advantages

agreed that this was a unique opportunity, and one she had experienced in more than three years of JROTC. “This camp not only brought something different with the hands-on training but it also helped us build our character,� said Katherine Zamora, cadet commander and daughter of Sergeant Zamora. “(The student lead-

of working with a foreign country, Romaniuk said, “When we work with other countries, it allows for us to learn ways that may be better than ours and allows for us to change the way we do things in the future.� “This has been a natural fit for us to come in as a CBRN element and assist in preparing the Poles for their assumption of mission,� Dillard said about the opportunity to be a part of TaCBRD and BIOSAFETY 2013. “It has been a great opportunity for everybody involved on the U.S. side,� Dillard added.

ers) were given the opportunity to lead the group, which helped us build our own character and kept us motivating

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172nd AW trains with Ramstein Airmen by 2nd Lt. Aliesha Johnson 172nd Airlift Wing Public Affairs Members of the Mississippi Air National Guard‘s 172nd Airlift Wing traveled to Ramstein Air Base in Germany to work and train side-byside with active-duty Airmen. “The training and experiences are mutually beneficial,” said Lt. Col Cheryl Sanders, 172nd Force Support Squadron commander. “Our Airmen get to experience scenarios and opportunities that are unique to overseas active-duty bases, while we also provide much needed relief to the Airmen at Ramstein.” The experience was not the first time the two forces have worked together. “We have a long-standing relationship with the 86th Airlift Wing that has developed over years of annual training,” said Sanders. “Our members will return to Mississippi with a new aspect on their service after working with the active-duty Airmen.”

Capt. Roy Clark, 172nd Airlift Wing chaplain experienced one of the best examples of the effects of the unique opportunity. While at Ramstein, Clark, a traditional Guardsman who pastors a small church in Mississippi, was able to see first-hand the effects of battle on service members. “My heart felt so much adoration and joy when I was praying for and talking to the wounded service members,” Clark said. “It was sensational — a feeling that I just can’t put into words.” Security forces Airmen from the Mississippi Air National Guard unit had similar experiences as they patrolled the streets and worked the gates in the Ramstein area. “I appreciate the Airmen who work with the 86th Security Forces Squadron,” said Staff Sgt. Marquis Arterberry from the 172nd Security Forces Squadron. “We were able to benefit from our own unique experiences. They reached out to me and allowed me to see some of the sce-

narios that are exclusive to European units. I saw a lot of good things while working here and I hope to implement some of the lessons learned into my operations at the 172nd.” 172nd AW SF members said they were excited about the opportunity of patrolling a larger installation with such high demand. “It’s a rewarding experience,” said Airman 1st Class, Sadie Langlois, a member of the 172nd SFS. “We’re getting hands-on training and finding out different measures and means to various aspects of our job.” Not only were security forces Airmen able to partner with the active-duty forces, but members from the 172nd AW Communications Flight assisted with installing voice over Internet protocol phone systems here, while other Airmen provided relief to active-duty forces in the dining facility and fitness center. Senior Airman Alamein Lewis, 172nd Force Support Squadron services member, said her experience was phenomenal.

“This experience gave me a different perspective of my actual job,” said Lewis. “Being a traditional member of the Air National Guard, I do not get to see various aspects of my job in action very often, but this experience has allowed me to put my training from technical school and career development course books into practice.” Along with creating more familiarity between guardsmen and active duty, combining the two forces made an impressive experience on the 172nd Airmen. Members of the 172nd AW learned to keep an open mind, be prepared mentally as well as physically, and maintain a great attitude. “We appreciate the cooperation with the active-duty forces in Ramstein,” Sanders said. “We hope to put this training in use back at our home station when we return. We have enjoyed the cool temperatures and warm welcome. We are grateful for this opportunity and hope we left a positive impression.”

School Notes School office closed

The Ramstein Middle School administrative office will be closed each Friday starting today through Aug. 8 due to civilian furlough.

Creating Characters Workshop

Bring your children to KMC Onstage to let them explore their creative side building characters, discovering stories, designing wonder, and actively collaborating on an original production of “Aesop’s Fables” at 9 a.m. Monday. For ages 5 to 8. Two performances of “Aesop’s Fables” will be held at 3 and 6:30 p.m. July 20. Sign up by emailing nathan.d.records.naf@mail.mil, or through WebTrac. KMC Onstage is located in Bldg. 3232 on Kleber Kaserne. For more information, call 4836626 or 0631-411-6626.

Summer Theater Arts Camp

KMC Onstage is holding a Summer Theater Arts Camp from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. until July 19 for children ages 8 to 15. Cost is $250 per student. Students will learn both performance and technical theater skills. In performance, they will learn everything from auditioning and rehearsing to performing. In technical theater, they will learn scene painting, props building and more. The course will end with two performances of Disney’s “My Son Pinocchio Jr.” at 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. July 20. Deadline to sign up is Wednesday. Sign up by calling KMC Onstage at 483-6626/0631411-6626, emailing nathan.d.records.naf@mail.mil, or through WebTrac. KMC Onstage is located in

Bldg. 3232 on Kleber Kaserne. For more information, call 483-6626 or 0631-411-6626.

Summer reading program

Join the Kaiserslautern Main Library at Landstuhl at 2 p.m. every Wednesday until July 24 for the Summer Reading Program School-Age Story Time. Enjoy stories, crafts, fun literacy activities and music from all around the world. For children and youth going to kindergarten and up. The Kaiserslautern Main Library is located in Bldg. 3810 on Landstuhl. For more information, call 486-7322 or 06371-867322.

Ramstein Vacation Bible School

Ramstein Middle School hosts Vacation Bible School from 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 5 to 9. Registration for volunteers and children in kindergarten through fifth grade can be found online on the Ramstein VBS Facebook page.

New student orientation

Ramstein High School will be hosting a new student orientation from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 22. Students will be afforded the opportunity to tour the school, learn important information about the school and even receive a free lunch. Families can contact Ramstein High School at 480-6951 or 06371-476951 for more information.

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Child Development Center 2013 Kinder Camp for a summer filled with fun and adventure before school starts. Children may be signed up for individual weeks or all summer long (June through August). Prices depend on your total family income, and range between $42 to $140 per week, with discounts available for families during deployments or with multiple children. To register or for more information, contact Parent Central Services at 485-7003 or 06783-6-7003.

Driver’s education

IMCOM-Europe is proud to announce the availability of a comprehensive driver’s education program for high school students in Europe. It is made possible through a collaborative effort and contract with the German National Federation of Driving Instructors (Fahrlehrerverband). For more information and to register, contact Parent Central Services, Bldg. 2898 on Pulaski Barracks, at 493-4516/4122 or 0631-3406-4516/4122; the Landstuhl One Stop Shop, Bldg. 3810, at 486-8943 or 06371-868943; or the Sembach Community Activity Center, Bldg. 220, Room 117, at 496-5175 or 06302-675175.

Free youth after school program

Child, Youth and School Services at the Landstuhl Youth Center offers a free after-school program for youth in sixth to 12th grades. This program features food, homework assistance and tutoring, special events, and more. Register at a One-Stop Shop or Parent Central Services.

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Family Advocacy refreshes approach on domestic violence reporting Story and photo by Rachel Kersey 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs


ntil recently, the Family Advocacy Program’s domestic violence reporting system was unrestricted, a type of report that must be handled with the assistance of the military chain of command. Now, under the Maltreatment Program, there’s a new policy called restricted reporting that guarantees confidentiality, unless there is a threat of imminent danger. Restricted reporting is a powerful tool, said Carmen Schott, 86th Medical Operations Squadron family advocacy outreach manager. Often, victims are afraid to come forward for fear of ruining their career or their partner’s career, and sometimes safety is a significant concern for them. Restricted reporting allows adult victims to openly discuss their struggles with a Family Advocacy counselor. With the focus on planning and individual treatment, there are provi-

sions for counseling services, such as the Family Advocacy strength-based therapy, after a victim or offender attends a consultation. “FAST is a counseling service available for couples and families facing stress, increased conflict and communication problems,” said Emily McCormick, 86th Medical Operations Squadron Family Advocacy intervention specialist. “Counseling can help the couple develop positive communication skills and address any safety issues within the relationship.” Family Advocacy’s Maltreatment Program makes it their mission to prevent, identify, assess and treat each of the forms of domestic violence, which include physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse and neglect. “Domestic violence is not always about the bruises or marks that can be physically seen,” Schott said. “It’s about the power and control in the relationship and the internal struggle that a person goes through, because the victim usually is in love with the offender. This is not just a co-worker, this is

Pamphlets like the one shown here are available from the Family Advocacy Program during their normal hours of operation from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, except for the second Thursday of the each month when they are open from 2 to 4:30 p.m.

someone you have deep feelings for.” Restricted reporting is available for anyone struggling with someone from a past or present intimate relationship. “We make it our mission to be available to people in need regard-

less of how small or big the problems are,” said Maj. Ellen Wirtz, 86th Medical Operations Squadron Family Advocacy officer. For more information, contact Family Advocacy at 479-2370 or 06371-402370.

Nurses commemorate anniversary of Air Force Nurse Corps the organization you work in.” In the 21st century, nurses are more diverse, better educated and more professional “Today we honor all the than ever before. nurses who have defended “We go into nursing for our liberty and have made amazvarious reasons, but I think we ing sacrifices. Yet, as we celelearn to love it,” said Maj. Tonya brate our history, we embrace Mial, 86th Medical Group the future with confidence and health care integrator. “We have leadership,” said Chaplain a common thread of love.” (Capt.) Walid Habash, 86th The luncheon brought this Airlift Wing chaplain, durhistory to the forefront and ing the invocation for the Air honored the sacrifices of these Force Nurse Corps’ 64th annidedicated nurses who are versary celebration June 1 on proud to serve in the military. Ramstein. “Honestly, it’s serving The ceremony was a day our past, present and future of reflection for nurses from heroes,” said Capt. Nina the Ramstein Clinic and Linnehan, 86th AES flight Photo by Airman 1st Class Jordan Castelan Landstuhl Regional Medical nurse evaluator and coordinaCenter in Germany. The event Col. Margaret Walsh, 86th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron commander, speaks at the 64th anniversary of the tor of the event. “Everyone Air Force Nurse Corps July 1 on Ramstein. The anniversary luncheon detailed the history of the nurse corps and the featured a slideshow high- direction of improvement the corps looks to achieve. that we touch has somehow lighting military nurses on sacrificed for their nation. Our duty, a speaker and a panel of subject matter experts, Force Nurse Corps on July 1, 1949. The Korean dependent children are potential future heroes. Each who gave attendees an opportunity to ask a variety War of the 1950s brought more opportunities for and every person (at the ceremony) is a current hero of questions. Air Force nurses and saw the creation of a distin- to me because they signed the line that they would lay “The nurse corps has a very rich history, and not guishing insignia and badge for the nurses. Over their life down for their nation. And we get to serve enough of their personal oral histories are being the years, the Nurse Corps has successfully adapted our past heroes in our retirees who have served previshared,” said Lt. Col. Erwin Gines, LRMC deputy to new environments through modernization, role ously so that I have the freedoms that I have today.” chief nurse. expansion and professional development. “Happy birthday to the Air Force Nurse Corps The celebration was a step in the right direction, Col. Margaret Walsh, 86th Aeromedical Evac- from the Army Nurse Corps,” said Col. Lori Trego, shedding light on the little-known history of mili- uation Squadron commander, encouraged the guests LRMC chief of the center for nursing science. tary nursing. to bring in a brighter future during her speech. The celebration is an annual event and the nurses World War II defined the role of the flight nurse “Learn the organization,” Walsh said. “The only way said they are looking forward to celebrating it again and paved the way for the establishment of the Air you can be effective in creating change is by knowing next summer. by Rachel Kersey 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs


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Mark Your Calendar

» Armstrong’s Club hosts House Music Night from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. today and July 26 in Bldg. 1036 on Vogelweh Housing. No cover charge. For more information, call 0631-354-9986. » Dance the night away at Armstrong’s Club’s R&B Night from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday and July 27 in Bldg. 1036 on Vogelweh Housing. For more information, call 0631-354-9986. » The free D.L. Hughley comedy show at Armstrong’s Club Wednesday has been canceled. » KMC Top 3 will sponsor “renew our commitment,” a force development event for leaders from all services, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday at the Hercules Theater on Ramstein. For details, call Master Sgt. Karen Atiles at 489-8493. For registration, call Master Sgt. Stephen Zimmermann at 478-9466. » Armstrong’s Club hosts Latin Night July 20 in Bldg. 1036 on Vogelweh Housing. Enjoy cocktails while dancing the night way to some of the best Latin tunes. Open to all ID cardholders 18 and over. No cover charge. For more information, call 0631-354-9986. » The USO will host a live performance of the fun, lovable “Sesame Street” Muppets July 24 and 25 at KMC Onstage, Bldg. 3232 on Kleber Kaserne. “The Sesame Street/USO Experience for Military Families” is the longest running, free traveling tour based on “Sesame Street’s” military family initiative. Free to military personnel and their families, and open to all ages. Limited seating - first come, first served. Registration not required. There will be two showings per day, at 3:30 and 6:30 p.m. Doors will open 30 minutes before show. Show will last approximately 40 minutes. For more information regarding the show, call 493-4215 or 0631-3406-4215.

Support Groups

» The Mom2Mom breast-feeding support group hosts the Big Latch On in the KMC from 9:30 a.m. to noon Aug. 3 at Donnelly Park on Ramstein. Mom2Mom is also hosting a World Breast-Feeding Week open house and information fair. In addition, certified baby wearing instructors will be onsite to demonstrate and answer questions about the different kinds of baby wraps, slings and carriers available. There will also be about $1,750 in prizes to give away at the event, including breast pumps, breast-feeding books and baby wraps. For details, visit www.mom2momkmc.org or visit them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ mom2momkmc. » The CAUSE Support Group meets from 6 to 7:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of every month in the Vogelweh Elementary School media center, Bldg. 1178 on Vogelweh Housing. Community for Autism Understanding, Support and Education, also known as CAUSE, is a support group for members of the community to share experiences and information. This month’s discussion will include: What is autism? What are the medications, treatments and causes of autism? What are the behaviors of a child with Autism? What is being done to find a cause and a cure? To take part or get more information on this interactive group, call 0631-3406-4094.

Baumholder Events

» Princesses and pirates will gather for July Kids Day from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Arts & Crafts Center. Children ages 6 to 12 and their parents are invited to join in on a fun day full of activities including crafts, face painting and snacks. The cost is $10 and families can paint bisque for an additional cost. A 24-hour minimum advance sign-

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Heidelberg Castle Illuminations

In the July 4 edition of the Kaiserslautern American, in an article titled “Follow the castle brick road to Heidelberg,” it incorrectly states the next castle illuminations will take place Sunday. In fact, the next castle illuminations will be held Saturday. During this event, Heidelberg castle will be illuminated in red and fireworks will be set off from the old bridge. There is also another castle illumination on Sept. 7. For more information, visit http://www.heidelberg-marketing.de/content/ culture__events/events/castle_illuminations/ index_eng.html. up is required for this event. Sign up by calling 485-6687 or 06783-6-6687 or visiting the Arts & Crafts Center in Bldg. 8104 on Smith Barracks. » Do you have a child or youth interested in learning how to play golf? Now is the chance. Rolling Hills Golf Course will host a Kids Golf Clinic from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. Open to ages 6 to 18. Entry fee of $5 includes golf clubs, golf balls and a lesson. For more information, contact Rolling Hills Golf Course at 485-7299 or 067836-7299. » The USO will host a live performance of the fun and lovable “Sesame Street” Muppets in “The Sesame Street/USO Experience for Military Families,” at 2 and 5 p.m. July 30 in the Hall of Champions Fitness Center. This show features Katie, a military child on “Sesame Street” who is moving to a new place. The event is free to military personnel and their families and is open to all ages. Registration is not required and seating will be on a first come, first served basis. For more details, visit the official USO website at www.uso.org/sesame or www.baumholder. armymwr.com. » U.S. Army Garrison Baumholder is looking for men and women for the 2013/2014 community basketball team. Try-outs are ongoing throughout summer and fall, at 6:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday at Hall of Champions Fitness Center. Participation is free and is open to men and women 18 and up. For more information, call Anthony Ramsey in the sports office at 485-6671 or 06783-6-6671.

Maintenance, civil engineer Airmen unveil static display

Photos by 1st Lt. Kay M. Nissen

LEFT: Tech. Sgt. Michael Rhodes, 86th Maintenance Squadron fabrication flight sheet metal NCOIC, watches the unveiling of an F-86 Sabre static display July 9 on Ramstein. The F-86 is an American fighter jet that was assigned to the 86th Fighter-Bomber Wing in 1953. The aircraft was used against Soviet MiG-15s during dogfights in the Korean War. Rhodes, along with maintenance and civil engineer Airmen, worked on the two-year project in order to exhibit a part of the 86th Airlift Wing’s history to the entire KMC. RIGHT: Airmen who worked on displaying the F-86 Sabre static pose for a photo in front of the jet.

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Airman & Family Readiness Center

MONDAY » No classes TUESDAY » Resume writing/USA jobs: 9 to 11 a.m., A&FRC » Reintegration brief: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., IDRC » Pre-deployment brief: 1 to 4 p.m., IDRC WEDNESDAY » Base INTRO: 7:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., Hercules Theater » Individual VA appointments: 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., A&FRC THURSDAY » Pre-separation briefing: 9 a.m. to noon, A&FRC » EFMP activity: 5 to 6 p.m. JULY 19 » No classes


» NEW KID ON THE BLOCK SUMMER CAMP: Did your family just PCS to the KMC? We have a new program to welcome your children: New Kid on the Block Summer Camp. Bring a copy of your orders to the Ramstein Youth Center, Bldg. 428, and receive a voucher for three free summer camp sessions. One session is three hours long, from 9 a.m. to noon or 2 to 5 p.m. Each voucher also includes one free morning (7 to 9 a.m.) or lunch (noon to 2 p.m.) session. Stop by the youth center or call 06371-47-6444 or 480-6444 for more information or to register for sessions. » MORNING HELP FOR PARENTS: Rise & Shine Recreation is a great new option for parents who have to be to work early. Youth can enjoy some games, friends and fitness to get the day off to a great start. Breakfast is available for purchase from the snack bar, and the program is open from 7 to 9 a.m. Spaces are limited, so register online today. » YOUTH CENTER SUMMER CAMPS: Summer camp registration is going on now. Visit www.86fss.com under the families tab to register for all the camps that will fill your summer with adventure and high yield learning fun for youth and teens.


» The Kaiserslautern Community Retiree Council will have an open quarterly meeting from 1 to 3 p.m. July 20 at the Ramstein Community Center Annex, Bldg. 411, main room. We will be having numerous agencies presenting information for the retiree community at the meeting.

Classes And Training

» The next co-parenting class will be held from 5:30 to 7 pm. Thursday in Bldg. 2917 on Pulaski Barracks. This class will handle how to co-parent with your ex in order to provide your children with stability and a close relationship with both parents. » Are you new to the KMC? Join Army Community Service for Culture College, a free two-part class that covers and overview of Kaiserslautern and German customs and culture. The class will take place from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday in Bldg. 2891 on Pulaski Barracks. » Army Community Service now

» BGCA BRAIN GAIN CAMPS: A wonderful new opportunity for youth who have finished second grade, but are not yet 9 years old — the smarter fun in the summer Brain Gain Camps! Go online to sign up while spaces are still available or call Ramstein Youth Programs at 06371-476444 for more information. » RAMSTEIN COMMUNITY CENTER EVENTS: Every second and fourth Wednesday of the month, Play Group Social, 10 a.m. to noon; every second and fourth Saturday of the month, flea market, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; every third Wednesday of the month, Exceptional Family Member Program (play group social), 10 a.m. to noon. For more information, call the RCC at 480-6600/7187 or 06371-476600/7187. » KMC SCHOOL AGE PROGRAMS SUMMER CAMPS: Summer Camps will begin Monday and carry on through Aug. 23. Camps are offered for youth in kindergarten through age 12 and can be reserved on a weekly basis. Camp hours are from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, call Ramstein School Age Program at 06371-47-3273/3274, Vogelweh School Age Program at 0631-536-6362/7122, or Kapaun School Age Program at 0631-536-6028/6050. » INSTRUCTIONAL CLASSES: • Adult ballet, Tuesdays from 7:45 to 8:45 p.m. until Aug. 6, for ages 18 and up. • Okinawan Goju Ryu Karate, Tuesdays and Fridays from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. until May 30, 2014, for ages 7 to 18. Visit www.86fss.com under the families tab to register now, or call 06371-47-3157or 480-3157 for more information. » FALL SPORTS REGISTRATION: Registration opens for fall sports at 9 a.m. July 8. Don’t miss your chance to sign up for soccer, flag football and cheerleading. Visit www.86fss.com under the families tab to register now. Youth sports serves ages 5 through 15 and youth must be 5 years old at the time of registration. » COACHES NEEDED: contact the youth sports office if you are able to share a love of soccer, flag football or cheerleading. Call 06371-47-5660 or 480-

offers a new Spouse’s Sponsorship Training that allows military and civilian spouses to get hands on training to help bring families on board to the community. As a spouse sponsor, you can be the first impression to a new family, and this is a critical role as first impressions are lasting. Join ACS from 4 to 5 p.m. July 23 in Bldg. 2891 on Pulaski Barracks. To register, call 0631-3406-4203. » Join Army Community Service for resilience training, a free seminar designed for family members to help teach the skills to increase optimism, mental agility and character strengths. The class takes place from 9:30 to 11 a.m. July 25 in Bldgs. 2891 and 2917 on Pulaski Barracks. » Sponsorship training will help you fulfill your role as a sponsor for incoming personnel. The class takes place from 3 to 4 p.m. July 25 in Bldg. 2891 on Pulaski Barracks. » Learn to sew at the Arts and Crafts Center’s class Intro to Sewing from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Aug. 3 at the center, Bldg.

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5660 for more information. » EARLY CHILDHOOD PROFESSIONALS NEEDED: Our child development centers and school age programs are looking for professionals who want to make a difference in the lives of military youth. Visit www.nafjobs.org to apply today; search for “Child & Youth Program Assistants” under “Hot Jobs.”

Health and Wellness Center MONDAY » BOD POD assessments: 8 to 10 a.m. » Back 2 Basics: 10 to 11 a.m. » Shoe station: noon to 1 p.m. » BOD POD assessments: 8 to 10 a.m. TUESDAY » Deep water running: 10 to 11 a.m. » Kneehab: 1 to 2 p.m. WEDNESDAY » Back 2 Basics: 10 to 11 a.m. » Shoe station: noon to 2 p.m.

Medical Group

» Self-Initiated Care Kit classes are held twice a month. Call 479-CARE to schedule.

Family Advocacy

» Every third Tuesday of the month: Expectant Parent Orientation, 8 to 11 a.m. at LRMC Chapel. For details, call the New Parent Support Program at 479-2098 or 06371-46-2098. » Wednesday and July 24 and 31: Stress management (four sessions), 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., HAWC. For details and to register, call 479-2370 or 06371-46-2098.

Sexual Assault Response Coordinator

MONDAYS » Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Annual Training, 8:30 and 10 a.m., Hercules Theater For more information, call Capt. Scott Simoneaux at 480-5597.

3109 on Daenner Kaserne. Open to anyone 18 and over. The pattern is free and a discount will be offered on the fabric. Cost is $40. Call to reserve your spot. Confirmation and payment must be received prior to attending class. An Intro to Quilting class will also take place from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Aug. 13. Materials are not included. Cost is $45. For more information on either class, call 483-6509 or 0631-411-6509. » ACS presents the Midweek Money Workshop Series — interactive, financial workshops. The next workshops take place Aug. 14 and Sept. 11. Workshops: Credit and Debit Management begins at 9 a.m. Successful Money Management begins at 11 a.m. Thrift Savings Plan begins at 1:30 p.m. All classes meet in ACS conference room in Bldg. 2917 on Pulaski Barracks. For details and enrollment, call 493-4015 or 0631-3406-4015. » Effective Oct. 1, SNCO Academy course 00014, version 6, will be released on a new learning management system, Blackboard (Bb). The new course

features new lessons and updated interactive content. The old course 14, version 5, on the Air University ADLS site will be shut down on this date. All students enrolled in the old course 14 have until Sept. 30 to complete the course. Students who do not complete the current course by Sept. 30 will be disenrolled from the old course and can enroll in the new course when it becomes available. More details about access to the new course will be released in September.


» Want to learn more about finding a government job? Visit Army Community Service, Bldg. 2917 on Pulaski Barracks, at 10 a.m. today and July 26 to learn more about finding and applying for jobs. Get the one up on competition with hands on instruction and assistance from our training employment readiness expert. For more information or to make an appointment with Employment Readiness, call 0631-3406-4029.

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Introducing the KMC’s newest residents

Micah Daniel Bland

Born at 6:54 p.m. June 18 at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center. Micah was 7 pounds, 13 ounces and 20.2 inches long. Proud parents are Jason and Amy Bland from Pasadena, Md. Micah also joins big brother Isaac. The Bland family is stationed at Kleber Kaserne.

Caiden Tyler Schumacher

Born at 8:57 a.m. April 24 at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center. Caiden was 8 pounds, 14 ounces and 21.5 inches long. Proud parents are Michael Schumacher from Hastings, Neb., and Melissa Schumacher from Phoenix. Caiden also joins big brother Nathan, 2. The family is stationed at Ramstein.

Kenzie Grace Tilsher

Born at 11:07 a.m. May 11 at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center. Kenzie was 8 pounds, 2 ounces and 21 inches long. Proud parents are Mark and Angela Tilsher.

Harper Briley Sullivan

Born at 11:08 a.m. March 17 at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center. Harper was 7 pounds, 13 ounces and 20 inches long. Proud parents are James and Lindsay Sullivan from Kansas City, Mo. Harper also joins siblings Madelyn, 5, and Delaney, 2. The Sullivans are stationed at Ramstein.

Anginia Grace Winters

Born at 3:55 p.m. May 3 at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center. Anginia was 8 pounds, 6 ounces and 20 inches long. Proud parents are Edward Winters from Alabama and Criselda Winters from the Philippines. The family is stationed in Heidelberg.

Please send the Kaiserslautern American your baby’s photo (good quality photos only, please) along with his/her name; date, time and place of birth; height and weight at birth; parents’ first and last names, as well as where you’re from; the name(s) of any siblings; and where you’re stationed. Send your submission to editor@kaiserslauternamerican.com with “birth announcement” in the subject line. Birth announcements are run the first Friday of every month, when space is available.

SHARE YOUR ADVENTURES Your submission must include the name of the photographer, the date of the photo, first and last names of those in the photo and location. Write “Destinations” in the subject line and email your photos to editor@kaiserslauternamerican.com

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F EVENTS ‘Wiesbaden loves JFK’ exhibition Tue, Jul 2 – Sun, Sep 15 Wiesbaden, Stadtmuseum To celebrate the 50th anniversary of former U.S. President John F. Kennedy’s visit to Wiesbaden, the Stadtmuseum (city museum) hosts the exhibition “Wiesbaden loves JFK” until Sept. 15. See videos of interviews, live interviews with contemporary witnesses, newspaper cuttings and much more. For more info in German, visit www.wiesbaden.de. Nibelungen festival Fri, Jul 5 – Sun, Jul 21 Worms, Domplatz Visit the City of Worms until July 21 and experience the unique atmosphere the Nibelungen-Festspiele (Nibelungen festival) brings to the city every year. The oldest written document of the German and Scandinavian heroic saga dates back to the year 1200 with various references to the City of Worms. During the festival, you can enjoy the traditional stage play with famous German actors every night as well as culinary delights in different locations all over the city. More info in German and tickets are available at www.grid.worms.de. Wine and Sekt symposium Fri, Jul 12 – Sun, Jul 14 Herxheim am Berg, Schlossgarten Visit the Wein und Sekt Symposium (wine and sparking wine symposium) “Kurpfalzblick” in the former Schlossgarten of Herxheim, Palatinate’s balcony, starting at 6 p.m. July 12. While you taste the local wines, sparking wines and typical Palatinate specialities, you should definitely enjoy the unique view over the Hessian and Baden areas. For more info in German, visit www.freinsheim.de. Barbecue at the lake Fri, Jul 12 Trippstadt, Freizeitzentrum Sägmühle Have a barbecue with your family and friends at the Freizeitzentrum Sägmühle (recreation center) in Trippstadt from 6 to 10 p.m. The band Bettschoner will support the event at the lake with their music. For more info, contact the recreation center Sägmühle at 06306-92190.

Castle illumination Sat, Jul 13 Heidelberger Schloss One of three castle illuminations in Heidelberg will take place at 10:15 p.m. July 13. First, bengal lights will illuminate the castle to show what it would have looked like in 1689 and 1693 when King Ludwig XIV gave the command to destroy it by burning it down. Next, a big fireworks display will be shown to symbolize the marriage of the elector Friedrich V to Princess Elisabeth Stuart, daughter of the English King Jakob I, 400 years ago. You will have the best view from the bank of the Neckar River. For more information, visit www.heidelberg-marketing.de. Highland games Sun, Jul 14 Mühltal, Burg Frankenstein Take part in traditional Scottish highland games from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. July 14 at Burg (fortress) Frankenstein in Mühltal. Show your talent in tossing the caber, throwing hammers and in many other disciplines before you get insights into the production of whisky or explore the castle on a guided tour. A treasure hunt for kids will be provided as well. Admission for adults is €3, for children €1.50. For more info in German, visit www.frankenstein-restaurant.de. Ohmbachseefest Fri, Jul 19 – Sun, Jul 21 Schönenberg-Kübelberg, Ohmbachsee Experience the 29th “Ohmbachseefest” from July 19 to 21, starting with an opening ceremony and the tapping of the barrels at 6:30 p.m. The lake “Ohmbachsee” is the biggest connected water in the region of Western Palatinate where every year in July a huge party with concerts, fireworks displays and family activities takes place. For the entire program and more information in German, visit www.seefest.de. Wine tasting in the chalk mine Sat, Jul 20 Wolfstein, Kalkbergwerk On July 20, the chalk mine (Kalkbergwerk) in Wolfstein will host a wine tasting, starting at 7 p.m. with a welcome drink and the handing over of protective clothing. Afterward, a little tram takes the visitors underground, where the guided tour starts with several stops to taste selected wines. The tour will give visitors an insight into min-

ing and the lives of miners and working conditions back then. Tickets are €19.50. For reservations, call 06304-9130. For more information in German, visit www. kalkbergwerk.com. SPORTS The Color Run Sun, Jul 21 Köln, Rheinauhafen See the craziest 5km run of your life at 11 a.m. July 21.The Color Run at Köln’s Rheinauhafen. Everybody is invited to participate, no matter how old or fast. The only important thing is to have fun and enjoy the party. After each kilometer a color zone is waiting for the runners where volunteers throw color bombs at them. Entry fees for the run will be donated to nonprofit organizations supporting kids and health care. For more info in German, visit www.thecolorrun.com. Golf week Sun, Jul 21 – Sat, Jul 27 Various golf clubs around the Donnersberg Enjoy four golf tournaments at four different golf clubs around the mountain Donnersberg from July 21 to 27 at the event “Golfen am Donnersberg” (playing golf at the Donnersberg). The program includes six nights in one of four partner hotels, tournament fees, catering offers and more. Besides playing golf, the participants have the chance to take part in an organized trip to explore the area around the Donnersberg. For more info in German and registration for the one-week event, visit www.donnersberg-touristik.de or contact the Donnersberger Touristik Verband at 06352-1712. Culinary cycling tour Sun, Jul 7 – Sun, Jul 21 Various locations in Southern Palatinate Explore the Southern Palatinate region on bike during different culinary cycling tours “Vom Riesling zum Zander” (From riesling to zander) between Pleisweiler-Oberhof and Neupotz. Various restaurants and wineries open their doors and offer their great fish specialties and local wines. You can also enjoy guided cycling tours with stops for chocolate or wine tastings. For more info in German, visit www.pfalz.de.

Federal horse riding championship Fri, Jul 19 – Sun, Jul 21 Zweibrücken, Landgestüt Zweibrücken Watch the federal championship for dressage riding, show jumping and more at the Landgestüt (stud farm) Zweibrücken from July 19 to 21. Highlights of this event will be the riding biathlon on Saturday evening, where participants have to jump a course with their horses, and the after show celebration. For more information in German, visit www.landgestuet-zweibruecken.de or contact the organizer at 06332-17556. CONCERTS Roger Hodgson Fri, Jul 12 Lohsheim am See, Eventgelände Stausee See Roger Hodgson live at the Eventgelände (event area) Stausee in Lohsheim am See at 8 p.m. July 12. The musician became famous with the band Supertramp and is now on his “Breakfast In America Worldtour 2013.” Tickets start at €49. For more information in German and to buy tickets, visit www.eventim.de. Medieval music Sat, Jul 13 Saarbrücken, Congresshalle Experience a musical journey through the Germanic Middle Ages at the Congresshalle Saarbrücken, starting at 7:30 p.m. The British band Blackmore’s Night will present music based on the age of the renaissance combined with elements of modern pop and rock songs during their Over The Sea Tour 2013. For more info and tickets, contact 0681-4180181 or visit www.eventim.de. Neil Young & Crazy Horse Mon, Jul 22 Stuttgart, Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle See Neil Young live at the Hanns-MartinSchleyer-Halle in Stuttgart at 7:30 p.m. July 22. Together with his band Crazy Horse he will present his latest album “Psychedelic Pill,” which was released in October 2012. It is the 35th studio album of his career. The record hit the top 10 in the U.S. as well as in Canada and Germany. Tickets start at €68.80. For more information, visit www.eventim.de.

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

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Was ist Los? KMC Cultural Highlights Courtesy photo

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

Performing arts

Pfalztheater Kaiserslautern: Summer break through Sept. 20. A theater fest is scheduled for Sept. 14. • “Aida,” a musical by Elton John and Tim Rice, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 29. For more information, call 0631-3675-209 or visit www.pfalztheater.de. Kammgarn Kaiserslautern: Summer break through Aug. 16. For more information on the new program, visit www.kammgarn.de. Kaiserslautern, Volkspark (duck pond on Donnersberger Strasse): • Mackenbach Music Association presents “Music for Everybody,” 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. Bistro serves food and beverages. An adventure playground is next to area. Lichtenberg Castle, Thallichtenberg (near Kusel): • Castle Rock with the bands Die Söhne Mannheims, 41 Grad and Tom Cali, July 27. Doors open 6 p.m. For more information and advance tickets, visit www.burglichtenberg-rock.de. Katzweiler, open air stage in forest (In der Eselsdelle): • Children’s performance “Jim Knopf und die Wilde 13,” in German, 4 p.m. Sunday. Adult performance, “Sommernachtstraum,” a Midsummer Night’s Dream, in German, 8:30 p.m. Saturday,

Photo by Rolf Schimmerer

City Rock in Ramstein The band Roxx Busters performs at Ramstein City Rock Saturday. The band Die Dicken Kinder starts the musical event today in Ramstein-Miesenbach, Am Neuen Markt. Doors open at 6 p.m., concerts begin at 8. In case of inclement weather, concerts will take place in the culture center, Haus des Bürgers. Tickets cost €5; the two-day ticket is €8.

July 20 and 4 p.m. July Chicken fest in Queidersbach 21. Tickets cost €6 to The Friends of the Queidersbach Fire Station sponsor their traditional chicken fest starting €9. at 5 p.m. Saturday on the festival grounds on Heissenberg in Queidersbach. More than 500 For more informachickens will be barbecued on self-made beech wood grills. The band Sergeant will perform tion and ticket reservalive music. tions, go online and visit www.freilichtspielekatzweiler.de. exhibition with drawings by Emil Schreiber, Bildhaus Music Club, Hahnbacherhof (near through Sept. 1. Hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. 67701 Schallodenbach): Tuesdays; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays to • Guitar player Richard Heimer and singer Sundays; Mondays closed. Chrissi Steidel present rock, pop and blues, Visit www.mpk.de for more information. 8:30 p.m. July 20. • Trippstadt, village carnival, Saturday to Visit www.bildhaus-krueger.de/termine for more Tuesday. information. • Enkenbach-Alsenborn, village carnival, Bad Dürkheim, Römerplatz: Saturday to Tuesday. • The band Korrekt presents rock unplugged, • Sambach (near Otterbach), old school, farm7 p.m. July 25 during the stop&listen series, which ers market with tractor meeting, starting 3 p.m. continues every other Thursday, until Aug. 22. Saturday and 10 a.m. Sunday. Vendors sell handEnglish Theatre, Gallusanlage 7, Frankfurt: made items made of wood, glass, wool, ceramics, • “The Ruling Class,” a black comedy by Peter leather and tin. Farmers offer goat products, marBarnes, Sept. 6 to Oct. 19. Performances are malade, fresh bread and honey. Spicy and sweet 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays to Saturdays, and 6 p.m. food specialties are available. Sundays. • Niederkirchen-Morbach, village carnival, For more information, visit Sunday. www.english-theatre.org. • Rodenbach, Wasserhaus, carnival, Sunday. Nationaltheater Mannheim, Am Goetheplatz: • Kollweiler, fire station fest, Saturday. • “Othello,” a dance by Kevin O’Day based • Miesau, Am alten Schwimmbad, fisher fest, on the book by William Shakespeare, 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Saturday and Tuesday. • Landstuhl, Hauptstrasse 35, gallery Atelier 35, • “Der kleine Prinz,” a ballet by Dominique American artist Jerry Ceglia presents his art works, Dumais, based on the book by Antoine de Saintto July 26. Exupéry, 8 p.m. today, 6 p.m. Sunday, and • Speyer, Bretzel fest (carnival), today to 7:30 p.m. July 20. Tuesday. • “The Turn of the Screw,” an opera by • Ellerstadt (east of Bad Dürkheim), fisher fest, Benjamin Britten, in English, 7:30 p.m. today, today to Sunday. July 19 and 24. • Neustadt-Mussbach, wine fest, today to For more information, visit Sunday. www.nationaltheatermannheim.de. • Dahn, castle fest and medieval market at Altdahn, Grafendahn and Tanstein castles, Miscellaneous Saturday and Sunday. • Kaiserslautern, Gartenschau, open to • Schmitshausen (southeast of Wallhalben), Oct. 31. Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Special walnut tree fet, Saturday and Sunday. events: Nostalgia exhibition and art forum in exhi• Edenkoben, Chinese lantern ride with bition hall, through Oct. 31. Flower show, “Warm Rietburgbahn, Saturday. — Cold,” through July 21 in flower hall. Today: For more information, visit Savoir Vivre, a French garden party with the band www.rietburgbahn-edenkoben.de. French Touch, French food specialties and wines, • Traben-Trarbach/Mosel, wine festival, today to 6 p.m. in Neumühlepark. Sunday: Church service, Monday.; fireworks display Saturday night. 11 a.m. in willow church. For more information, visit Flea markets www.gartenschau-kl.de. • Kaiserslautern, Merkurstrasse, festgrounds, • Kaiserslautern, Japanese Garden open daily 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and July 20. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., through Oct. 31. Tanabata fest • Bad Dürkheim, Saline (salt-works), 9 a.m. to takes place in garden and in Gartenschau event hall 4 p.m. Saturday and July 20. July 21. A free shuttle takes visitors back and forth. • Worms, Garten-Center Dehner, Mainzer For more information, visit Strasse 55, noon to 6 p.m. Saturdays. www.japanischergarten.de. • Mannheim-Sandhofen, real Markt, 8 a.m. to • Kaiserslautern, Pfalzgalerie Museum, new 4 p.m. Saturdays.

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Courtesy photo

Antonio, Virginia, Miguel, Lorraine, Maria, Andres, Yasmine and Luis Gonzalez pose for a photo June 30 while vacationing in Barcelona, Spain.

Send us your

VACATION photos Your submission must include the name of the photographer, the date of the photo, first and last names of those in the photo, and location. Make sure all photos are high resolution; only high resolution photos will be considered. Write “Destinations” in the email subject line. Email your submission to the editor at editor@kaiserslauternamerican.com.

Courtesy photo

Mark, Ann, Noah, Zoe and Jonah Zubyk pose for a photo with World War II paratrooper Jim “Pee Wee” Martin, a member of G Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, June 17 at the Eagle’s Nest in Berchtesgaden, Bavaria, Germany. The Eagle’s Nest was a gift for Adolf Hitler’s 50th birthday. The Zubyk family Photo by Nathan Davis met Martin as he was retracing his steps through World War II. The war veteran parachuted into France on D-Day and fought in Holland and Bastogne. Ben Davis “flips over” the Rhine River June 23 while visiting Rüdesheim.

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Drifting fest features old craftsmanship, entertainment

Hinkelfelsen as well as a goat hike will start at 9:30 a.m. at the Protestant church in Frankentstein. The hike The annual drifting fest in the will go along Frankenstein Castle, Leinbach Valley between Frankenstein then onto a hiking path to Leinbach and Waldleiningen will take place Valley to the Biedenbacher pond, Sunday. The Otterberg forestry office where members of local associations and the communities of Hochspeyer, will serve grilled game specialties, Frankenstein and Waldleiningen will Palatinate delicacies, beverages, cofsponsor, in cooperation with local assofee and homemade cake. ciations, the annual “Triftfest” from The Biedenbacher Woog is 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Biedenbacher located between Frankenstein and Woog (pond). Waldleiningen. Visitors can get there Besides enjoying an attractive by foot, bicycle, on horse, or in carentertainment program for young riages. It is not possible to drive and old, visitors can experience how to the fest area in privately owned logging and the drifting of timber vehicles. worked about 160 years ago. Drifting A shuttle service will be available timber is the transportation of wood for a small fee. Shuttles will leave over water. from Frankenstein at various times At 1:30 and 3 p.m., visitors can from the train station, Goebelsplatz, Courtesy photos watch demonstrations on logging using Alter Postplatz and Biedenbacher horses and how the wood was trans- MAIN PHOTO: Visitors of the Triftfest can experience how wood was transported on the water 150 Woog. In Waldleininingen, the shutyears ago. ABOVE: Waggoners from the region give a crack of their whips to entertain the audience ported on creeks through the Leinbach at the Triftfest in Leinbach Valley. tle stop will be at the parking lot near Valley about 160 years ago. Organizers the cemetery. There will be signs will show how the use of working horses in wooded participating in a duck race and watching the work leading to the parking lots and the shuttle stops. and agricultural areas is still being maintained. of beekeepers. For more information and directions, visit www. Like in recent years, children can have fun in Guided hikes to the rocks called Atlasfelsen and hochspeyer.de. by Petra Lessoing 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

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Shaving heads for St. Baldrick’s Photos by Airman Dymekre Allen

The St. Baldrick’s foundation conducted the fourth annual “Shave your head for childhood cancer” event June 30 at the Kaiserslautern Military Community Center on Ramstein. The foundation hosted a volunteer charity event in which 117 military members, civilians and dependents in the KMC sheared their locks in support of raising awareness and money to bring hope to infants, children, teens and young adults fighting the war on cancer. The St. Baldrick’s head-shaving events began as a challenge between businessmen and has grown from one event in 2000 to more than 1,290 events in 2012. This year’s event rose 11,500 in donations, surpassing the goal of 10,000. Team PMEL was the largest contributor by donating more than 4,500 for the charity event.

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KMC All-Stars hit the field Photos by Airman 1st Class Jordan Castelan

The KMC All-Stars little league baseball team practices for their next game against defending German champions Baden-Württemberg. The KMC All-Stars recently defeated the Wiesbaden All-Stars 17-1 during a three game series. The KMC All-Stars look to defend their European regional championship and advance to the Little League World Series.

Fall sports registration

Registration for Child, Youth and School Services fall sports takes place until July 19. Sign your child or youth up for the various sports being offered, such as tackle football, cheerleading, soccer, jump rope and flag football. Register online at webtrac.mwr.army. mil. For details, contact Parent Central Services, Bldg. 2898 on Pulaski Barracks, at 493-4516/4122 or 0631-3406-4516/4122, or the Landstuhl One Stop Shop, Bldg. 3810, at 486-8943 or 06371-86-8943.

Indoor cycling

The Child, Youth and School Services EDGE! program offers indoor cycling from noon to 1 p.m. until July 24 at the Landstuhl Fitness Center. This is a great cardiovascular workout on an indoor bike. For details and to register, call Parent Central Services, Bldg. 2898 on Pulaski Barracks, at 493-4516/4122 or 0631-3406-4516/4122, or the Landstuhl One Stop Shop, Bldg. 3810, at 486-8943 or 06371-86-8943.

Summer Dance Ballet Camp

Summer is the time for dancing, playing, learning and making new friends. What better way for our children and youth to do this than participate in the CYS Services Summer Dance Ballet Camp? Camp will focus on ballet technique improvement. Fun classes also include hip-hop, Broadway jazz, freestyle, modeling and hair care. Camp will be held from July 29 to Aug. 1. For more information about class divisions and prices or to register, contact Parent Central Services, Bldg. 2898 on Pulaski Barracks, at 493-4516/4122 or 0631-

Fitness run U.S. Army NATO Brigade Commander Col. Robert Larsen (left) and U.S. Army NATO Brigade Command Sgt. Maj. Joanne Cox (right) lead Soldiers from the brigade on a Spiritual Fitness/Independence Day run. The Unit Ministry Team from U.S. Army NATO Brigade organized the run for the units stationed on Sembach. In addition to the NATO Brigade, Soldiers from the European Regional Medical Command, 30th Medical Command, 95th Military Police Battalion and the 230th Military Police Company participated in the event.

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FUNdamentals of Basketball

The Child, Youth and School Services EDGE! program offers a basketball course every Thursday until Aug. 22. The course for students in first to fifth grades takes place from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and costs $35. The course for students in sixth to 12 grades takes place from 6:30 to 8 p.m. and costs $53. This activity will encourage youth to concentrate on discipline, fundamentals and developmental skills of basketball. The course will take place at the Miesau Fitness Center, Bldg. 1220. For more infor-

Photo by Sgt. 1st Class John S. Wollaston

mation and to register, call Parent Central Services, Bldg. 2898 on Pulaski Barracks, at 493-4516/4122 or 0631-3406-4516/4122, or the Landstuhl One Stop Shop, Bldg. 3810, at 486-8943 or 06371-868943.

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Galaxy Theater (Vogelweh) The Lone Ranger (PG-13) 4 p.m. The Great Gatsby (PG-13) 7 p.m. SATURDAY - Despicable Me 2 (PG) 7 p.m. Iron Man 3 (PG-13) 7 p.m. SUNDAY Despicable Me 2 (PG) 4 p.m. TODAY -

Editor’s note: Schedules and synopses are provided by the Army and Air Force Exchange Service. Movie times and dates are subject to change by the individual theaters. Please check with the theater to ensure accuracy.

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Visit www.kaiserslauternamerican.com/movies.php for details only half the battle. Now they must compete with a group of the nation’s most elite, tech-savvy geniuses to prove that necessity really is the mother of re-invention. Starring Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson.

Despicable Me 2 (PG) — “Despicable Me” is an all-new comedy adventure featuring the return of (former?) supervillain Gru, his adorable girls, the unpredictably hilarious Minions and a host of new and outrageously funny characters. Starring Steve Carell and Kristen Wiig. The Internship (PG-13) — Billy and Nick are salesmen whose careers have been torpedoed by the digital world. Trying to prove they are not obsolete, they defy the odds by talking their way into a coveted internship at Google, along with a battalion of brilliant college students. But, gaining entrance to this utopia is

The Lone Ranger (PG-13) — Native American spirit warrior Tonto and man of the law John Reid are opposites brought together by fate. Now, they must join forces to battle greed and corruption. Starring Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer.

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July 12, 2013 2008 Smart Car, 12k miles, USAREUR only. LOVE this car! Auto, A/C, power locks & windows, CD, 45-60 mpg, amazing in snow. Plus 4 snow tires on wheels. $6000 jol6251@outlook.com 06371-613013 2008 VW Golf 1.4 TSI. 63K mi. 6 spd man. A/C. Euro spec / German registered. 2nd owner, smoke-free. €9300 0176-22782192 / rebecca_abt@web.de 2010 Blue Jeep Patriot, 42,000 miles, automatic, 4WD, CD, power lock/ windows, excellent condition. Call for more information $16,000.00 obo 015254575680/015254575681 2010 BMW 320D Coupe M Sport Package Top Condition, Garage Car, Interior Black Dakota Leather, Business Navi, Winter tires plus additional Extras. €23000 017623901806/inahamann@ gmx.de 2010 Lincoln Navigator, toxido black, Chrome pakagage, rea ent system, camel leather, third row seating, under 32,000 miles. Great condition. $35,000.00 mipanama1@aol.com/ 01709626274 2010 Mercedes GLK 350 4-Matic premium lights, premium sound, factory DVD players, 7 in screen, premium nav system, 4 new all tires, rear camera $27K 017682111252/Hankkron@ya hoo.com Hyundai Sonata 2.0i 16V GLS104Tkm, AC, Airb., private, clean, 2 own., K-Town $3300 015206786080 stefandsanya@ gmail.com

2010 RAV-4, Excellent Condition, 21,185 miles, Gas City/Hwy 21/27 mpg, Automatic Warranty 3 Yr./ 36000 Mi. Located in Bad Reichenhall, Seats 5 $15000 drmillsjr@gmail.com 2011 BMW Silver 335i in excellent condition, still under warranty till April 2014 with option to extend. navigation, leather, heated seats, 6944 miles $31,500 BMW335_2011@yahoo.com 2012 Suzuki Hayabusa GSX1300R L2 US Spec 2967 Miles Full Akrapovic SS/Carbon fiber exhaust Email for more info/ pictures $12000 chaison.griffin@ gmail.com 93 Bmw 320coupe, 5 speed, ac, power windows, powerdoors, heated seats, sportsuspension, 7jx16 summer, wintertrs, 240tkm, good shape, many new parts, runs perfect. $2500,00 0172 2698829 '98 BMW 523i manual built for Autobahn, great condition. All season tires, many features incl 6disc changer, cruise, dark tint back windows. Must see! $3,300 krfles her@gmail.com Audi 100 model 1998, stick shift, w/ CD Stereo, AC, power doors, breaks, runs great, in good condition € 1.200 obo winter speical, New tires, new oil change, new inspec, 06306-1750 or 017624347031 Automatic 325i sport 1993 BMW 160k miles, alloy rims tires, green, Leather & heat seats, Alarm system, AC, power doors, windows, sunroof, tuning lights.$2000 015117610336

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Perfect VW Transporter TDI/2007 Camperized with all accessories. Now in LT storage Ramstein parking.More info/pics. â‚Ź13000 jran BMW 318i, automatic, automatic dolphhampton@yahoo.com A/C, cruise control, heated seats, power window, silver, new winter Sealed bed auction. This auction & summer tire (summer tire never is for a Mercedes Benz CDI 112 used) 8 alloy rims, 18 inch tires, Cargo can. The vehicle will be very good condition, 53,000 mi- sold as is. Contact MR. Cooper AT DSN: 496 4645. $2600.00 Ga les, â‚Ź2900, Call: 0176-22858442 ry.K.Cooper.naf@mail.mil


Supercharged '97 Acura Integra BMW 320d Model 2005, 6spd GSR, only 86K miles, $10K in upmanual, 5 doors, starblue metalic, grades, No problems. US Spec. 2 owners, non smoking car, $9,700 seller.sales1@gmail.com power doors-mirrors-windowsbrakes-sunroof, CD/Radio, AC, The vehicle is kept in prestige ABS, HDH, new breakes, oil condition, selling to buy a new change & tires - on alloy rims. car. Little under 32,000 miles. 4x2 New inspection. Very well maintai- WD, Tuxedo black, Low mileage, ned, with books, Garage kept, below 32,000 miles $35,000.00 very good condition, only â‚Ź 6.900 mipanama1@aol.com/ obo. Call 0172-6762717, 01709626274 tomiba2000@yahoo.de Toda high power N2 Camshafts, K20a 295in12.5 and K20a BMW 4.4i X5/2000 Blue metallic 285ex12.0, asking for both $700. first owner. TĂœV 02/14 Great con- Call: 017622987498



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Chrome Muffler - never used. Has minor sctatches from laying around. Other than that it's in perfect condition. Located in Heidelberg. $75 015142307062 / montgomery_eva@hotmail.com

Tuned, high performance Mini for sale. Excellent condition, dealer maintained and professionally tuned. Can be viewed at Ramstein Lemon Lot. $20000 obo chri stopher.m.spicer@gmail.com

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VW Golf, 4DR, 75ps, 5speed, first Great car, under 52K miles, auto- owner, new inspec, central lock, matic. power windows/locks, new glass moon roof, new winter tires, brake pads/rotors, and insp good 0152-06786080 â‚Ź1350 until July 2014. 37mpg. contact me for questions $9500 obo 015141403360/kmoneal@hot mail.com MOTORCYCLES Infiniti FX 35 all wheel drive, us Caution: Some KA Classified model, white, 5dr, automatic, A/C, ads have become a target has all the extras, the full packafor scams. Please be cauge, electric moon roof, build year tious if potential buyers offer 2006, new brakes, new suspensiyou payment methods other on, new wheels, passed inspect than cash. guaranty next inspect 2014, â‚Ź13500 obo, Call: 0151-66048136 1953 Harley Davidson Rigid frame super stock, "96" SS Engine 5 Speed transmission with Kicker, Mercedes Benz C350 Coupe 2D, color black, rear tire 200 front tire 2012,15,000 miles Command Sys- 150 $15000.00 06303-4986 tem/navi, white, beige leather interior with woodtrim, panorama 1953 Harley Davidson, rigid fram, roof, parktronic & extras! $34,500, super stock "69"ss engine, 5 speed trans. with kicker color 0175-4931451 black rear tires 200, front 150 $15000.00 06303-4986 Mercedes C 220, automatic, 2009 BMW, GS 1200cc, brand Build year 95, 180,000Kilo, good new mint condition, 10000miles, condition, key less entry and elec- with sattle bags, tank bag, and tric moon roof, Radio/cassette, windshield, $13000, Call 0162cruise control, inspection guaran- 2766420 tee, â‚Ź1800 Call: 0176-63316091 Yamaha R6 RJ11, top condition, or 06306-991108 no accident or scratches or dents, 126PS, only 7153km, year 03/ Mercedes C-Class Coupe Carls- 2006, with a lot of extras like whison, 2001 model, 230HP/340Nm, te LED blinkers etc. â‚Ź7100 basis only 46K miles, automatic trans, for negotation ch.landau@web.de tansanitblue metalic, panorama roof, alu rims summer/winter â‚Ź5999, sportscoupe2001@ya hoo.com


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I am selling a Sunbed from Dr. Kern Modell NGR 241. The light tubes were exchanged and ran for approx. 300 hours. Also have avail 300 hours light tubes. (The new tubes run up tp 600 hours.) I am selling the sunbed for someone. The light tubes can be bought at ebay or directly from Dr. Kern. One or two tubes are possibly defect and need to be replaced. Bought for 3500 to 4000 DM. If you are interested please contact us, the sunbed is located in Kaiserslautern, Tel: 0176-55 24 70 77 06374-944368 (Doris)

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for our website www.militaryingermany.com and other print publications. • Must demonstrate a writing background (newspaper or magazine, travel writing, etc.) • German language skills are helpful. • Minimum number of stories per week required. • Contribute own story ideas and keep up-to-date with current events in the KMC, Baumholder, Stuttgart and Wiesbaden areas. • Must be willing to take assignments. Interested? Send your resume and copies of 2 published articles to jobs@advantipro.de. An in-house interview is required.


Wurlitzer Piano, excellent condition, padded bench seat with storage compartment, Call for details and cost. From 14:00-21:00, must sell. 06332-41560 X firm matress 1 kg 1qn $500ea Qn brass bed w frame $150. Colonial dresser w mirror $100.Wood entertainment ctr $75. 85 record albums $80 silvav09@gmail.com

JOBS Earn $2000 monthly from home. req. phone & computer bosscash77@gmail.com or 015223530383

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! ! ! ! ! Bridge cleaners - cross the bridge into a cleaner world! PCS, JOBS yardwork, trash removal and a lot more! We except VAT Forms! Looking for an American pizza www.bridge-cleaners.vpweb.de driver. Car will be provided, ID 0173-3683830 card holder. 0151-20126000 Looking for cleaning position, Engl spk, for once/twice a week, area of Landstuhl Melkerei, Queidersb, Hohnecken, Ramstein. 0637162179 / 017651380887 Wanted: American Native Speakers for B2B Sales Shopgate, the leading mobile commerce platform based in Butzbach (Hesse) is searching for highly motivated Americans to join our successful sales team. Your tasks: Outbound calls to a variety of U.S. merchants and partners for B2B sales. Join our team and represent our leading mobile shopping solutions to the U.S. market.If you are interested please contact us via email. jobs@shopgate.com

AaronHouse cleaning, yard, trash/ junk & handyman servs. We are all in one services you need to get the job done. 015141373775 Your dirt is our duty! All Lies Died are looking for a shouter. Music style Nu metal, Metal core in the KMC area, Call Alex: 0631-5208312 Cleaning Lady offers great service. Kaiserslautern & Vogelweh area. English spoken. Mon - Sun. 0176-90796039 Eva's cleaning service, let us clean your house, we guarantee you will be satisfied, 06371976660.


German, all levels, 3 weeks intensive courses, Mr. Vollmer, LandSW BBW (39) is looking for SWM stuhl, phone: 06371-2470, (32 - 47) for LTR. Most important www.deutschvollmer.de please be dramafree, I am too. Please send a pic and I will reply H & I Service: You need help with one. german6674@aol.de Warm-hearted, great humor around your house, we do all 34yrs single black lady with a ge- work personally and perfect. PCSnerous touch of friendship seeks cleaning, house-cleaning, yardto find a happy relationship. betty work, painting and repairs, trash hauling, carpet cleaning Call 0179besongg@yahoo.de 7418078

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

Pcs cleaning, gardening, painting, movings, storage rooms in all size 06371/976038 andreasbu erstlein@yahoo.de


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

New Challenge for Baseball / Softball Coaches!! The River Bandits Baseball and Softball Team, located in Saarbrücken (A6, 30min from KL) is looking for coaches for both teams and also players. Please contact: ste Looking for an apt, 2-3 rm, with fan.frantz@sfr-consult.de or call well behaved Italian Great Dane, 0171-8634083 ca €280, with well behaving Italian TAX Dane, area of Ramstein, RamPREP stein-Miesenbach, Weilerbach etc, for now or later. 0176PROFESSIONAL US TAX SERVICE OPEN ALL YEAR 85928550 or 0176-69322220

Need some extra cash this summer? I need monthly help with my lawn in Ramstein. Mow, weed, weed eat, prune foliage...2-3 hrs per session. $20/hr Mike 015158849507


Joe Satellite The Original since 1992



Installation & Service Stefan: 0176 2284 1995 Sky Joe: 0631 3431418 specialist


Want to stay in Europe? Careers in financial planning available, your choice of location. US Broker / Dealer in Heidelberg seeking sales representatives.

www.ifpsonline.com Tel. 0 62 21 - 2 35 97


We are now accepting applications for Sales/ Service & Admin position available July 2013.

On the job training. No experience or insurance license necessary.

Working hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 to 17:00 Salary in EURO For further information, please contact Dennis Snider at 0631-414-63100 or 0800-100-8687

HAIR STYLISTS & NAIL TECH Looking for our new salon in K-Town Hair stylists for European and ethnic hair & Nail technician who wants to do her own business Starting August 2013 Contact: Uwe Herbig UHerbig@gmail.com | Phone: 0176-20152194

Deployment Operations Support Manager Why is the Deployment Operations Support Manager a position that matters?

Translator/Interpreter Certified KL., near Vogelweh. Reasonable rates. Call: 0631-54440

WANTED Buying dictionaries all languages and foreign language guides. Call 0152-25194313 or 0160-69439449

Free to good home: Declawed cat to quiet home. Heavy Metal Band needs a guitar oceanwave1971@yahoo.com player. No experience needed. Two loving male dogs looking for Guitar Player for a Heavy Metal a good home. One is a 8 year old Band 0151-70603055 chihuahua mix and the other one is a 5 year old cairn terrier. Please email. $100 each pier Looking for a German washine, price no higher than €250. 0151ce.desiree20@gmail.com 67603628


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Looking for American bed, well kept and low priced. 017685928550 or 0176-69322220 Looking for American three-piece suite, low priced. 017685928550 or 0176-69322220 Looking for an apt, 2-3 rm, ca €280, area of Ramstein, RamsteinMiesenbach, Weilerbach etc, for now or later. 0176-85928550 or 0176-69322220

!!PCS Stress, we will take your Rock band is looking for a practiPCS Cleaning stress off your ce room in the KMC area. 0631hands Nicky 0176-87076932 5208312

The Deployment Operations Support Manager will provide the day-to-day support of military deployment and redeployment operations within the Kaiserslautern military community by managing operations at two embedded USO centers.

Responsibilities/Duties What does it take to be the Deployment Operations Support Manager? • You need to be highly organized and flexible to adapt to urgent demands. • You need to be an outstanding team contributor. • You need to be proactive and ready to provide support with only a moment’s notice. • Like any USO employee, you need to demonstrate integrity and trust; respect and appreciation of colleagues; a drive for results; and focus on the USO customer experience Key Priorities Include: • Manage the full spectrum of USO support for two centers embedded in military deployment centers at Rhine Ordnance Barracks and at Ramstein Air Base. • Ensure that adequate stock levels of amenities are consistently sustained through regular and timely inventorying, ordering, and purchasing. • Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with military and civilian managers and leaders of the deployment centers to ensure full support for all missions and timely communication and updates on missions. • Coordinate and obtain adequate volunteer support for deployment missions through proficiency with and the timely and effective use of an automated database system • Assist the Area Operations Manager with center-wide operations and programs to include special events and support for the Vogelweh and Landstuhl centers. • Work with the Area Operations Manager to build an operational budget and to adhere to that budget. Required Qualifications • Must be a strong advocate of the USO’s mission to lift the spirits of America’s troops and their families. • High School diploma required; some college preferred. • Must possess a valid USAREUR driver’s license. • Must be able to lift, hold, and carry heavy boxes weighing up to 50 pounds. • Must be willing and able to work on a moment’s notice and during any hours of the day, on weekends, and on holidays. • Demonstrated proficiency in written and oral communications as well as knowledge of various software programs including but not limited to Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook. • Prior experience maintaining inventory and/or maintaining a storage room. • Ability to perform basic math and Accounting. • Knowledge of military community highly preferred. Details • This position is located in Kaiserslautern, Germany. Preference will be given to local candidates within commuting distance to the location. • Relocation assistance is not provided for this position. Apply online at www.uso.org/careers/ and click on “View our current Job Openings”

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Merkurstraße 62-64 67663 Kaiserslautern

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