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Airmen discuss culture change during sexual assault stand-down day by Airman 1st Class Hailey Haux 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs Dignity, honor and respect are words usually associated with the Air Force, which is why sexual assaults are completely unacceptable. Leaders and Airmen at Ramstein used the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response standdown held here Tuesday to stress the point that even one sexual assault in our Air Force is one too many. Brig. Gen. Patrick X. Mordente, 86th Airlift Wing commander, conducted two commander’s calls for 86th AW Airmen. Mordente emphasized Defense Department and Air Force zero tolerance for sexual assault and reaffirmed a commitment to eliminate sexual assault from the Air Force. Following commander’s calls, unit leaders facilitated with their Airmen. This included listening to guest speakers, watching educational videos, and having open conversations about this issue and what can be done to combat it. One of the key topics included how to get bystanders to step in and speak up when they see something is wrong. “This is a day where we are able to reiterate that these crimes won’t be tolerated in our Air Force, and we all have an obligation and a responsibility in trying to prevent these crimes from happening to our fellow Airmen,” said Capt. Scott Simoneaux, KMC sexual assault response coordinator. “This directed SAPR down-day is a great time for Airmen to reflect on the devastation caused by these crimes and what we can do to prevent them from happening in the future.” Simoneaux said there were 29 Air Force sexual assault cases reported in the KMC during the calendar year 2012. Of these 29, all but six involved alcohol, and in all but five, the victim knew the perpetrator prior to the incident. “These crimes have a profound and lasting See STAND-DOWN, Page 3

Tip of the Week It’s vacation time. Get enough sleep before a trip. Check vehicle fluid levels, headlights, brakes, warning signals, belts, hoses, and tire pressure and condition.

Photo by Airman 1st Class Dymekre Allen

435th AGOW Sports Day Airmen from the 435th Air Ground Operations Wing participate in sports day Monday on Ramstein. Every few months, the 435th AGOW conducts a sports day as an opportunity for them to get to know each other outside the workplace and build camaraderie. To see more photos from sports day, see Page 32.

Veterans’ visit provides closure by Rick Scavetta U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern Public Affairs Max Rohn, a Navy Corpsman who lost a leg in a May 2009 ambush in Iraq, barely remembers flying from Fallujah in an Army medical evacuation helicopter or his brief stay at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center. During a recent visit to U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern, Rohn visited LRMC and Company C, 1st Battalion, 214th Aviation Regiment – an Army medevac unit whose Soldiers have seen their fair share of combat casualties. Both the visiting veterans and the Soldiers said the event was cathartic. “From the moment I got hit, all the way to

Bethesda, it was kind of very hazy and very foggy,” Rohn said. “I don’t know anybody who worked on me. But they sure remembered me.” Six wounded veterans traveled from the states on a trip organized by the Semper Fi Fund — a nonprofit organization that supports wounded military members, said Karen Guenther, the organization’s founder, president and CEO. She hopes the veterans, each who had one or more amputated limbs, find answers to questions they’ve had in their minds. The idea of returning severely wounded troops to LRMC came from a LRMC care provider who thought it would help veterans to see where they were treated.

Keep a look out for the KA’s Special Summer Edition, on stands next week one day earlier than usual - July 4!

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KMC ... You rock! by Col. John Shapland 435th Air Ground Operations Wing commander

Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and civilians in the KMC area … I would like to take a moment to thank and congratulate you all for the incredible support and accomplishments I have witnessed in the last 2 1/2 years as commander of the 435th Air Ground Operations Wing. Our nation and our allies have called upon you time and time again, and you have always delivered 100 percent. From Afghanistan to Libya; from Moron AB, Spain, to Mihail Kogalniceanu, Romania; and from Northern England to Southern Africa, you have provided air, ground and sea combat capabilities to further U.S. and NATO strategic objectives. From my vantage point at the 435th AGOW, I had the honor to watch as you trained and sent thousands of Airmen to combat operations in Afghanistan. Whether it was training security forces at Creek Defender, training services personnel at Silver Flag or training airborne, air assault and airdrop operations on the local ranges, you always provided realistic and challenging training so our service men and women had

the tools necessary to succeed in the demanding operational environment. You moved personnel and cargo through expeditionary and fixed port facilities to feed the fight and care for our wounded warriors. You have supported or transported nearly every person and piece of equipment that has fought in Afghanistan or deployed to Africa. And you were the first ones on the ground to evacuate noncombatants prior to air operations in Libya and to repatriate survivors from the attack on Benghazi. In summary, your tactical and strategic lift capabilities have been phenomenal. You have built a European Ballistic Missile Defense capability and provided command and control to expeditionary forces in the European and Africa Command areas of responsibility. You have supported a new aviation detachment in Poland and partnered with allies to build standardized procedures and increased combined capabilities. And you have led and professionally supported the largest concentration of Americans outside the U.S. — all with a touch of class during dwindling budgets. You have been outstanding ambassadors of U.S. forward presence and worked to create

innovative joint and combined partnerships. Our German hosts have welcomed us into their homes and taken care of us when we needed it most. They’ve delivered our children in their hospitals and worked through the night to save our Airmen who were attacked at the Frankfurt airport. Their hospitality and generosity is the best I have ever seen. And, you continually worked innovative solutions to decrease staff sizes during increased operations tempo. You reorganized U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa to support combined operations in both the EUCOM and AFRICOM AORs. You combined two air and space operations centers into one, two numbered Air Forces into one, and combined the 3rd Air Force and USAFE staffs into one that simultaneously supports expeditionary operations and staff organizational functions. You’ve conquered all the challenges that we’ve thrown out for you, and I’d like to thank you all for your commitment, dedication and sacrifices. As Laura and I move on, you will remain in our hearts and memories. It has been a privilege and an honor to serve with each and every one of you. KMC … You rock!

COMMENTARY

A visit to mental health isn’t a hinder by Col. Robert Rottschafer 86th Medical Operations Squadron commander Even though I have been a squadron commander for three years, I have been an Air Force mental health provider for more than 21 years. Ever since I came in, mental health professionals have been trying to figure out how to overcome the stigma of someone seeking help. Even though Air Force leaders have always generally been supportive of people going to Mental Health, the stigma persisted. Fortunately, in the past few years, seeking help has become much more acceptable and encouraged, and the stigma has diminished. People who might not have sought help in the past are now reaching out for assistance.

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To be fair, 20 years ago, the military mental health community did a lot to perpetuate the stigma themselves. It was common for people seeking care to have some significant, often unreasonable, duty limitations put on them. Providers were much quicker to initiate a medical board or recommend administrative separation on patients. For those who needed help then, it basically came down to a decision between getting help and risking their military careers. Certainly, that is not the kind of decision anyone should have to make, and caused a problem the Air Force has tried to fix over the past several years. To help, the Air Force took several steps to make mental health care safer and more private. Except in certain circumstances that are

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disclosed up front, communications with a mental health professional are considered confidential. Situations that might require information to be disclosed include family violence or criminal activity. Drug or alcohol abuse and significant suicidal or homicidal risk is disclosed in order to get the member the proper treatment. Finally, if the member’s symptoms interfere with his/her ability to safely perform duties or significantly impacts the mission, the commander needs to be informed of the risk. Before any information is disclosed, the provider makes every effort to talk with the member about the need to disclose information and exactly what will be disclosed. Even then, only the minimum amount of information is disclosed in order to allow the commander to make

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Brig. Gen. Patrick X. Mordente, 86th Airlift Wing commander, speaks to Airmen of the 86th AW Tuesday on Ramstein. Photo by Senior Airman Aaron-Forrest Wainwright

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effect, not only on the victims of the crime, but units as well. Units are composed of people and when its people are greatly impacted, so too is mission readiness,” Simoneaux said. The stand-down day also included a 100 percent check of credentials and qualifications of currently serving Air Force recruiters, sexual assault response coordinators and victim advocates by the Air Force Audit Agency. “SARCs and VAs are entrusted with a great responsibility of helping survivors of sexual assaults. We are often times the first person a victim may talk to following a sexual assault,” Simoneaux said. “The care we provide early on through crisis intervention may set the tone for recovery from what is most often an extremely traumatic event. This is why it’s so vital we have the right people performing these duties. The background checks and accrediting help to ensure this is the case.” Along with checking credentials, the SARCs and VAs will receive refresher training on professional and critical responsibilities, standards and the impact on mission

Col. Raymond Briggs assumes command of the 86th Maintenance Group during the 86th MXG change of command ceremony June 21 on Ramstein. The 86th MXG provides 24/7/365 on- and off-aircraft maintenance launch and recovery, scheduling, training and back shop repair actions, superbly maintaining U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa’s only C-130J Super Hercules and operational support airlift fleet.

Defense Department standards. “This course reaffirmed the values, morals and ethics that guide us as a SAPR community to ensuring victims of these devastating crimes are well cared for. It reminded us we are held to a higher standard while performing these duties and rightfully so,” Simoneaux said. “The trust a victim puts in us is immense. Breach of this trust through lapsed ethical judgment not only affects present and past victims put potentially future victims needing care.” The overall message from stand-down day was that everyone needs to get involved to help prevent this from happening and to change the culture that feeds into the unacceptable behaviors. “The solution to this problem is right here; it’s every single one of us,” Mordente said. “This is our problem … one sexual assault is one too many. Our goal should be zero.” If you or anyone you know was involved in a sexual assault, contact the SARC hotline at 06371-47-7272 or visit www.ramstein.af.mil/


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Reported Larcenies

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JUNE 18

2:29 p.m.: A major traffic accident was reported in Kaiserslautern. 3:40 p.m.: An unattended death was reported in Kaiserslautern. 5:28 p.m.: Larceny of government property was reported on Vogelweh Family Housing. 7:45 p.m.: Damage to private property was reported on Vogelweh Family Housing.

JUNE 19

2:40 a.m.: Drunken driving was reported in Landstuhl. 3:26 a.m.: Burglary and larceny of private property were reported on Vogelweh Family Housing. 6:43 p.m.: Larceny and damage to private property were reported on Sembach Kaserne. 7:06 p.m.: A minor traffic accident and fleeing the scene were reported on Kleber Kaserne.

JUNE 20

5:58 a.m.: A major traffic accident with injuries

Take Note

Changes of command

JUNE 18 » Kaiserslautern: One wallet, one government credit card, one U.S. Army Europe driver’s license, one Service Credit Union credit card, one USAA credit card, €200, $400, one checkbook, gold plated sun glasses, one bag and medication.

was reported in Ramstein-Miesenbach. 4:43 p.m.: A major traffic accident with injuries was reported in Kaiserslautern.

JUNE 19 » Vogelweh Family Housing: One Panasonic TV. » Sembach Kaserne: One black motorcycle seat.

JUNE 21

2:24 p.m.: Shoplifting was reported on Ramstein. 4:18 p.m.: A major traffic accident with injuries was reported in Kaiserslautern. 4:20 p.m.: Vandalism was reported on Landstuhl. 5:55 p.m.: Damage to private property was reported on Sembach Kaserne.

JUNE 22

12:31 a.m.: Drunken driving was reported in Kaiserslautern. 7:50 a.m.: Unattended children left in a vehicle was reported on Ramstein. 2:51 p.m.: Accidental damage to private property was reported in Siegelbach. 3:08 p.m.: A major traffic accident was reported in Ramstein-Miesenbach. 6:52 p.m.: A minor traffic accident and fleeing the scene were reported in Kaiserslautern.

• Col. Joseph D. McFall will assume command of the 435th Air Ground Operations Wing from Col. John S. Shapland during a change of command ceremony at 3 p.m. Monday in Hangar 1 on Ramstein. Transportation assistance to and from Hangar 1 will be available. A bus will run from the North Chapel parking lot to Hangar 1 at 2 p.m. and return after the ceremony. Dress is uniform of the day for military and business attire for civilians. A reception will immediately follow the ceremony. For more information, call 480-5469. • The 86th Vehicle Readiness Squadron change of command ceremony will take place at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the 86th VRS compound. Lt. Col. Edward G. Clark IV will assume command from Lt. Col. Ryan M. Coyne. Uniform for attendance is uniform of the day. • The 435th Air Mobility Squadron will have a change of command ceremony at 2 p.m. Wednesday. The ceremony will take place at the 435th Contingency Response Group, Bldg. 2248. Lt. Col. Rhett D. Champagne will relinquish command to Lt. Col. Jerry R. Hickey. • The 2nd Air Postal Squadron will have a change of command ceremony at 10 a.m. July 10 at the Ramstein Officers’ Club. Col. Troy E. Dunn will preside over the ceremony. Capt. Thomas C. Hamlyn will relinquish command to Maj. James W. Mullinax Jr. • The 86th Civil Engineer Squadron will have a change of command ceremony at 10 a.m. July 18 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.

JUNE 23

4:31 p.m.: Accidental damage to private property was reported on Daenner Kaserne. 8:12 p.m.: Child neglect, endangerment and suicidal gestures were reported on Vogelweh Family Housing.

Awareness info

When buying a used car from a dealer, the buyer is entitled to a two-year warranty. This can be limited to a one-year warranty, if both parties agree.

AADD STATS

June 21 — 30 volunteers, 6 calls, 9 lives potentially saved. June 22 — 16 volunteers, 22 calls, 35 lives potentially saved.

Closures

• The Kapaun Post Office finance section will close at 3 p.m. Monday to accommodate the installation of new finance terminals. • The KMC Housing offices will be closed Thursday. The offices will also close at 11:30 a.m. July 11 for an official function.

RIP, ROP line

The Ramstein In-Processing Line will take place Monday and Tuesday, and the Ramstein Out-Processing will take place Wednesday. On Thursday and July 5, it will be closed due to the Independence Day weekend. The RIP/ROP line will be back to a normal schedule the week of July 8. For more information about in-processing, call 480-6559 or visit www.ramstein.af.mil/ library/factsheets/factsheet.asp?id=17074.

Freedom fest

The 86th Force Support Squadron will present the 2013 Rockin’ 4th Freedom Fest from 2 p.m. to midnight Thursday at the Ramstein Enlisted Club parking lot. Visitors can enjoy carnival rides, children’s games, live entertainment and a fireworks display at dark. There will be live music from Night Hawk, Kai Sonnhalter, Acoustik Soul, and Made in America. Pets, alcohol (unless purchased on-site) and glass containers are not authorized. Shuttles will be available at the Ramstein Passenger Terminal, the North Chapel and at Armstrong’s Club on Vogelweh. AADD will be available during the event.

Tech expo

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. July 16 and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 17 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 (toll-free).

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-ShoppingSurvey.


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Hagel, Obama advisor, salutes gay, lesbian military community by Amaani Lyle American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, June 25, 2013 — Noting that democracy, while imperfect, can change and has changed for the better, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel today called gay and lesbian service members “integral to America’s armed forces” during a Pentagon Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month event. In remarks to an audience of several hundred in the Pentagon auditorium more than a year since the repeal of the law that forbade gay and lesbian service members to serve openly, Hagel noted strides toward equality for all men and women who serve. “Our nation has always benefited from the service of gay and lesbian Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines,” the secretary said. “Now they can serve openly, with full honor, integrity and respect.” Hagel acknowledged obstacles that nation faces as it moves closer to fulfilling its founding vision: that all are created equal. “It has never been easy to square the words of our forefathers with the stark realities of history,” the secretary said. “But what makes America unique, what gives us strength, is our ability to correct our course.” Hagel urged citizens to take pride in the role the U.S. military has played in this endeavor, but also noted the need for courageous leaders willing to stand up for what they believe. He introduced keynote speaker Valerie Jarrett, senior advisor to President Barack Obama, and long-time champion of equality for gays and lesbians. In late 2010, Jarrett recounted, she hosted a meeting at the White House with a small group MENTAL HEALTH, from Page 2

comprehensive care possible for our military members and their families. Nowadays, military mental health providers are treating more depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder than ever before, usually with very successful outcomes. In fact, PTSD is one of the most crippling, yet one of our most treatable disorders with a nearly 80 percent success rate. Many veterans who have suffered for years from psychological injuries from the Vietnam and Korean wars are finally now seeking help for PTSD because the newly developed methods of treatment are so effective. Military mental health providers also continue to help people struggling with adjustment problems, relationship issues, occupational problems, or difficulties with other stressors. Sometimes we see people who are doing well and just want to better themselves or simply need some advice. Unfortunately, a survey conducted

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Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel addresses the audience before introducing Valerie Jarrett, senior advisor to President Barack Obama, at a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Pride Month event June 25 at the Pentagon. Hagel stated that since the repeal of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” law, the Defense Department and the military have become stronger.

of active duty gay and lesbian service members and several veterans who had been discharged. Meanwhile, Congress was in the midst of a debate on the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” “At that point, there was not a clear path to

a couple years ago determined there were still two factors that worked to keep military members from seeking help: the fear that they will be treated differently by supervisors and coworkers, and that there will be unrealistic duty limitations imposed on them by the unit. Certainly, there are times when someone is not functioning up to par, and duty limitations are needed for safety. But mental health providers and commanders are eager to get people back to work as quickly as possible, because they also understand the impact of duty limitations on a unit and the member. In fact, a review conducted a few years ago of active duty patients who voluntarily sought care found that mental health providers recommended duty limitations in only 2 percent of the cases, and the vast majority of these were very short term. Duty limitations and any contact with a member’s unit was extremely rare and the exception rather than the rule. In the vast majority of cases, the only way a supervisor or commander knows a

victory,” Jarrett said. Still, the service members shared their stories about what it was like to serve in the military and why hiding who they were was

member is seeking help is if the member tells them or allows the provider to talk with the commander. Another common deterrent to seeking care is the fear that doing so will cause a security clearance to be pulled. In 21 years, I have seen this happen on less than five occasions, and in each, the unit was already working to pull the clearance because of behavioral problems before I even made the recommendation. Of note, a 2008 change in policy now allows members to avoid disclosing a history of mental health treatment on a renewal application if the treatment was for issues related to service in a combat area. This is just one more way in which our leaders are committed to removing barriers to care. The push for people to seek help is not just lip service by our leaders. They are using services themselves. I have personally treated active duty members from every rank, including a general officer, and several colonels, chiefs, commanders, first sergeants and other people in positions of leadership. The DOD has also spent

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a significant amount of money on the Military OneSource and Military Family Life Consultant programs. These programs are intended to provide assistance for relationship, parenting, occupational, reintegration and other adjustment issues. Both of these programs are outside the military medical system, and no information is relayed back about anyone seeking assistance to make it completely confidential and off the radar. The chaplains are another excellent source of assistance and offer confidentiality. Truly, our leaders are making a legitimate plea for people to get the help they need. Seeking help when needed is a sign of strength, and the DOD has renewed its commitment to removing obstacles and making this easier for people to do. Leaders, supervisors, co-workers, and friends can help by being supportive of someone who is seeking care and encouraging those who are having problems to get help. If you need help, please get it. By doing so, we can help our heroes reduce the impact their service has on their future and families,


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“Some remember being back here. Others were in induced comas because their injuries were so serious,” Guenther said. “So, I think it’s very healing for them to come back, meet the nurses, doctors and flight medics.” On June 17, three Marines, two Sailors and an Airman flew to Germany. At LRMC, staff found the same intensive care beds they used. Rohn said he remembers little of his time at LRMC, except waking to a beautiful girl nearby — something he hadn’t seen for five months before the blast. The group of veterans and their families also visited the Fisher House, a program supporting families of the injured, and the Contingency Aeromedical Staging Facility on Ramstein, to see the large cargo aircraft that ferried them stateside. “It’s good to come back and put those pieces back together,” Rohn said. In 2009, Rohn, 25, of Longmont, Colo., was part of a 12-Marine training team embedded with Iraqi police. His convoy was returning from Baharia, just outside Fallujah, in Iraq’s Al Anbar Province. Troops ahead found a roadside bomb and were waiting on an explosives team to move forward. Rohn’s team sought an alternate route through Fallujah, a decision that led them into an insurgent attack. “We got held up at a check point. It was all a part of their attack,” Rohn said. “The first vehicle was blocked by a tractor trailer. I was in the third vehicle and they hit me with a grenade. On the left side, guys with (AK-47s) started to shoot at us.” The grenade blasted through the Humvee door, striking his leg, Rohn said. A Marine corporal tried to render aid, but Rohn pushed him aside and treated his own wounds. The Marines rushed Rohn to Al Taqaddum Airbase, known to troops simply as “TQ,” where Army “Dustoff” helicopters flew him to Baghdad. At the Landstuhl heliport, a catered lunch offered a chance for the wounded veterans and the Army pilots and medics to chat — small talk that quickly led to common memories of places and events downrange. “I remember being in a litter, the takeoff and then I was gone, unconscious,” Rohn said.

Photo by Rick Scavetta

Max Rohn, a Navy Corpsman who lost a leg in Iraq, shows his prosthetic limb to Army Staff Sgt. Robert Dorris, a flight medic from Company C, 1st Battalion, 214th Aviation Regiment. Severely wounded veterans recently visited Landstuhl to see where they were treated, a trip organized by the Semper Fi Fund.

For Rohn, it was important to say “thank you” to the Army medics. “These guys were not directly involved in my medevac flight, but they’ve been there, done that. They’ve done the same exact thing for another patient,” Rohn said. “Those guys can’t directly thank them. That’s why we’re here.” Retired in March, Rohn will take part in the 2013 IPC Athletics World Championships, held this July in Lyon, France. A track and field athlete, he throws discus, shot put and javelin. This fall, he starts at Pennsylvania State University to study biomedical engineering – hopefully to help others with prosthetics. And he’d like to compete in the 2016 Paralympic Games. “My life was planned out since high school. One little grenade changed everything,” Rohn said. “My

life became a lot easier as soon as I stopped making plans.” The veterans’ visit also meant a lot to the Army flight crews, said Staff Sgt. Robert Dorris, 33, of Denver, Colo., a medic with three combat tours, two in Afghanistan and one in Iraq. He explained how evacuations look from his viewpoint. “We come in when that person is having a nightmare,” Doris said. “We take them and do everything we can, fix them up and get them to the hospital. Then we reset, get our heads right for the next mission.” Crews rarely see their patients after the hospital drop, he said. “A lot of times, we separate ourselves from the job to function,” Dorris said. “This visit also gives us a bit of closure.”

37 overseas commissaries remain open during furloughs by Kevin L. Robinson Defense Commissary Agency public affairs specialist FORT LEE, Va. — Nearly 40 stores in Europe and the Pacific will remain open with local national employees during furloughs, said the director and CEO of the Defense Commissary Agency. “DeCA is committed to doing everything possible to minimize the impact of any budget decisions on its patrons,” said Joseph H. Jeu, DeCA’s director and CEO. “We’re doing just that at overseas commissaries, where we have sufficient local national employees to open during furloughs.” Because of international agreements, local national employees are exempt from furlough. Store staffs overseas include a mix of U.S. and

local national employees, and 37 of DeCA’s 66 overseas stores have enough local national staff to remain operational. The Department of Defense announced those commissaries would remain open during furloughs. Like most DOD organizations, the commissary agency is scheduled to furlough its U.S. civil service workforce for 11 Mondays between July 8 and Sept. 30. The furloughs came out of automatic federal government budget reductions, known as sequestration, which began March 1. The following commissaries will be open on furlough days: • The United Kingdom — Royal Air Force Base Menwith Hill • Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bamberg, U.S. Army Garrison Garmisch, Patch Barracks, Sembach

Air Base, Spangdahlem Air Base, U.S. Army Garrison Vilseck and Vogelweh Air Base • Belgium — Chièvres Air Base • Italy — Aviano Air Base, U.S. Army Garrison Livorno, Naval Support Activity Naples, Naval Air Station Sigonella and U.S. Army Garrison Vicenza • Portugal — Lajes Field, the Azores • Spain — Naval Station Rota • Turkey — Ankara Air Base, Incirlik Air Base and Izmir Air Base • Egypt — Cairo • Saudi Arabia — Riyadh • South Korea — K-16 Air Base, U.S. Army Garrison Camp Stanley, U.S. Army Garrison Camp Carroll, Hannam Village Housing Area, Kunsan Air Base, U.S. Army Garrison Camp Humphreys, U.S. Army

Garrison Daegu, Naval Base Chinhae and Osan Air Base • Japan — Camp Foster Marine Corps Base, Okinawa; Camp Courtney Marine Corps Base, Okinawa; U.S. Army Garrison Camp Zama; Kadena Air Base, Okinawa; Misawa Air Base; Sagamihara Housing Area and Yokota Air Base As sequestration continues, commissary customers can quickly find out about any changes to their local store’s operating schedule by going to www.commissaries.com, clicking on the “Locations” tab, then “Alphabetical Listing,” finding their store and clicking on “local store information.” Patrons are reminded that because sequestration is so fluid, DeCA’s plan for this budget-cutting measure is subject to change.


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Loadmasters win Team of the Year award Story and photo by Airman 1st Class Trevor Rhynes 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs Every year one career field is selected as the Air Force Team of the Year. This year’s recipient of the award was in the loadmaster career field. Loadmasters participated in multiple operations throughout the year. Some examples include humanitarian operations in the Pacific and Turkey to noncombatant evacuation operations and hundreds of training missions. As a part of winning the award, five loadmasters have been selected to receive the award from across the Air Force. Senior Airman Nicholas Cunningham, an aircraft loadmaster with the 37th AS was one of five Airmen selected from more than 3,000 loadmasters to receive the award in their field. He was selected due to the way he carries himself as an Airman. “Cunningham epitomizes the professional aviator image,” said Staff Sgt. Rob Bowman, 37th Airlift Squadron loadmaster instructor. “With impeccable job performance both on and off the flightline coupled with a strict adherence to guidance and leadership direction. When candidates were being considered to receive this award, Cunningham was the obvious choice.” The selection to represent his career field came as a surprise, Cunningham said. “Being selected was a very pleasant surprise, I’ve had a few smaller level awards in the past but nothing

Senior Airman Nicholas Cunningham, 37th Airlift Wing loadmaster, conducts a pre-flight inspection on a C-130 Hercules.

anywhere near this scale,” Cunningham said. “To be where I’m at in my career, representing not only the people I work with but people who have been doing this a very long time is a privileged responsibility.” Bowman said that selecting Cunningham was an easy choice. “Cunningham was a great selection to accept this award, he keeps a very high standard of appearance

and is well versed in customs and courtesies,” Bowman said. But his performance isn’t about winning awards, it’s about doing what he loves. “I love what I do, I have a fantastic job,” Cunningham said. “There are few jobs out there where you can see an immediate impact on what you do.”

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Civil Engineers’ Corner

Traffic disruption at Armstrong Gate The Armstrong Gate at Vogelweh will be closed from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. July 5 to repair rutted pavers of speed bumps. Both in and outbound lanes will be affected. Traffic delays can be expected during this time, and alternative routes should be taken to avoid delays. Drivers should exercise extreme caution, and for everyone’s safety, obey the traffic laws and regulations. Military Family Housing residents should use the 4th Avenue gate during closure. For details, call Udo Leiss at 4897395. Airmen dorm leader positions available The 86th Civil Engineer Squadron has vacancies in dorm management for two staff sergeants. We are seeking highly motivated individuals interested in a unique experience that will develop their leadership, mentoring and management abilities and broaden their talents. These positions are highly visible and require working with all levels of leadership. Applicant criteria: • E-5 with completed 7-level • Two years remaining on station • Commute should be within 30 minutes • Minimum or 80 percent fitness score • Provide copies of last three EPRs and SURF

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DOD civilian furloughs to begin July 8 The FY13 Appropriated Fund civilian furlough period will begin July 8 and continue through Sept. 30. Furloughs will cause significant challenges for civilian employees as they will see a 20 percent reduction in their salary for a period of 11 weeks. In addition, it will create challenges for the affected organizations as they will have to ensure missions continue while losing the significant contributions of APF civilians for 11 weeks. To ensure missions continue, work will need to be prioritized to take full advantage of the hours APF civilians are available. During the furlough period, operations will not and cannot be business as usual. We must also ensure we are good wingmen for our APF civilians and provide them support during these difficult times. Information for supervisors: •  Supervisors establish and approve APF employee furlough schedules. APF employees who are currently using alternate/flexible work schedules and telework should have that schedule adjusted/canceled during the furlough period. Supervisors have some limited flexibility to adjust work and furlough schedules to meet mission requirements and APF employee requests, however mission requirements take precedence. •  Work must be planned around limited availability of APF civilian workforce during an eighthour workday/32-hour workweek (64 hours per pay period). Supervisors will not approve, and full-time APF civilian employees will not work any undocumented/uncompensated hours in excess of their normal duty day. Except in highly limited circumstances, overtime or compensatory time is not authorized during furlough. Supervisors may approve the earning of credit hours during the furlough period. These credit hours, however, must be used in the same pay period in which they were earned and cannot be earned on the last workday of a pay period. •  On furlough days, APF employees are legally prohibited from doing any DOD- or AF-related

official or unofficial work. Supervisors must ensure APF employees do not work in excess of scheduled hours without prior management approval. APF civilians may not serve as unpaid volunteers. •  On furlough days, supervisors may not recall APF civilian employees to work. If a change to the original furlough day schedule is required, it must be coordinated with the employee in advance of the designated furlough day. Information for employees: •  Supervisors must not request and full-time APF civilian employees may not agree to work any uncompensated hours in excess of their normal duty day. •  During a furlough day, APF employees are legally prohibited from doing any DOD- or AF-related official or unofficial work. Checking BlackBerrys, answering work-related phone calls or using their Air Force-issued laptops beyond normal duty hours could place both the APF employee and the supervisor in violation of the Anti-Deficiency Act and be used as the basis for disciplinary action. •  An APF employee working in excess of scheduled hours at his/her own initiative, and without prior management approval, will be in violation of the Anti-Deficiency Act and could be subject to disciplinary actions. •  Except in highly limited circumstances, overtime/compensatory time is not authorized during the furlough period. •  If an APF employee is in a use-or-lose leave status and is unable to take scheduled leave due to mission requirements, to file for restored leave they must provide documentation showing that leave was requested, approved and canceled due to an exigency of the service. •  As a general rule, APF employees are entitled to pay for a U.S. federal holiday as long as they are in a pay status or a paid time-off status (for example, leave, compensatory time off, compensatory time off for travel, or credit hours) on either the work-

day preceding a holiday or the workday following a holiday. Employees who are in a non-pay status (furlough day or LWOP) for the workdays immediately before and after a holiday will not receive compensation for the holiday. •  Generally, management-approved work-life programs, such as authorized time for physical fitness, will continue during the furlough, unless mission requirements warrant the employee staying at work and performing their duties. Talk with your supervisor about work schedules, expectations and mission impact. Where can I find more information? •  Current information and news stories can be found on the DOD sequestration site at www.defense.gov/home/features/2013/0213_ sequestration. •  Office of Personnel Management regularly updates their administrative furlough FAQ guide at www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/pay-leave/ furlough-guidance. •  The Defense Civilian Personnel Advisory Service provides general furlough guidance and links to component websites at www.cpms.osd.mil/ Subpage/FurloughGuidance. •  AFPC and MyPERS — Updated guidance from SECAF, Q&As, benefits information can be found at www.af.mil and https://gum-crm.csd.disa.mil/ app/answers/detail/a_id/15227/p/1,2. Note: The Air Force and AFPC myPers furlough sites are CACenabled. •  For AF APF employees, the Ramstein Civilian Personnel website contains furlough information and newsletters. Visit their site at www.ramstein. af.mil/ramsteincivilianpersonnelflight.asp. Who can I contact? Contact your servicing Human Resource or Civilian Personnel Section. Ramstein AF APF civilians can call 480-7608 or 478-6714 for information. (Courtesy of the Ramstein Civilian Personnel Section)

202nd MP Group, 1002nd MP Bn. inactivate, case colors by Staff Sgt. Alexander A. Burnett 21st Theater Sustainment Command Public Affairs

The 202nd Military Police Group (Criminal Investigations Division) and 1002nd Military Police Battalion (CID) inactivated during a ceremony June 21 at the Noncommissioned Officer Field on Daenner Kaserne in Kaiserslautern. During the ceremony, the former commanders and senior enlisted Soldiers cased their unit colors. The casing of a unit’s colors symbolizes the relinquishment of responsibility and inactivation. The 1002nd MP Bn. cased their colors first with Lt. Col. Jason M.

Stoddard, the 1002nd MP Bn. commander, and Sgt. 1st Class LaTonya Langston, the 1002nd MP Bn. first sergeant, performing the casing. “I challenged everyone in this battalion to finish strong,” Stoddard said. “I really wanted to set the 5th Military Police Battalion up for success as they take over responsibility for our criminal investigation offices.” The responsibility of the criminal field offices and agents throughout Germany was passed to the 5th MP Bn. All agents and Soldiers formerly assigned to the 1002nd MP Bn. field offices will continue to operate in those areas with no diminished capabilities, said Lt. Col. Sarah K. Albrycht, the 5th MP Bn. commander. “We had a really great transition

plan with the 1002nd Military Police Battalion, and we will continue to provide the same great service,” Albrycht said. “These agents and Soldiers are capable and will perform their mission with the highest level of professionalism regardless of what battalion they are under.” Next, the 202nd MP Group cased their colors, although their unit had an inactivation date of May 17. Col. Donna W. Martin, the former 202nd MP Group commander, and Sgt. Maj. Peter D. Harrington, the former 202nd MP Group command sergeant major, performed the casing. The group’s responsibility was transferred to the 3rd Military Police Group, located at Hunter Army Airfield, Ga. “As I see these colors being cased

and this unit inactivating after serving with them for two years, it is a bittersweet moment,” said Martin, currently serving as the 21st Theater Sustainment Command’s 18th Military Police Brigade rear detachment commander. “It is difficult to see this great organization’s colors being cased, but the mission will continue.” The 202nd MP Group has supported felony crime investigation operations on three continents (Europe, Africa and Asia) for 14 years. In this time, both the 202nd MP Group and 1002nd MP Bn. conducted multiple deployments in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation New Dawn. The Soldiers of these units conducted more than 800 investigations a year.


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Putting “lead” in leader Story and photo by Rachel Kersey 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

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ome people are lucky just to have a boss. Some people count themselves blessed if their boss doesn’t completely hate them. But for Eric Leader, U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa Materiel Management Branch deputy chief of branch operations, he has a boss who is proud of him and wants the whole world to know it. “Mr. Leader has given his entire life serving our nation, and I would give anything if others had the opportunity to hear his story,” said Chief Master Sgt. Victor Harris, USAFEAFAFRICA Materiel Management functional manager. A native of Liverpool, England, Leader worked as a clerk in a specialized department store until his mid-20s. At 26, he decided he needed to take a year off to broaden his horizons by experiencing different cultures and traveling in Europe. He never made it to Southern France — his intended destination — because

Eric Leader poses for a photo with an Air Force award he received.

he was captivated by Germany. “I was coming back down through Rheinland-Pfalz, and I just stopped off at Zweibrücken, which is on the German-French border,” Leader said. “(I) stayed in a little guest hall. The owner of the guesthouse had two gorgeous looking daughters, and they took me downtown (for) fasching. That was it. I never left.” After an American asked him to

consider working at the base, he began his Air Force career on Aug. 12, 1974, as a supply clerk at the 26th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing, Zweibrücken Air Station. Since then, he has also worked at Sembach and Ramstein air bases. Over the course of a career spanning 39 years, his work ethic has helped him to advance up the ladder. “I’ve had a very interesting career, especially for a local national. I’ve been exposed to a lot more than what most (would) have the opportunity to get involved with,” Leader said. As Leader progressed in his career, he garnered recognition for his professionalism. In 2001, he was the first local national to win the Headquarters Air Force Supply Civilian of the Year. This entitles him to wear the Air Force recognition lapel pin. “It was a great honor,” he said. “I was No. 1 in my entire career in the Air Force at that particular level. They normally go to American civilians, so that was something really super. I wear the pin with pride.”

Harris, the branch superintendent, said, “For Eric to stand out as the No. 1, the best of the best, that says a lot. And he’s been that way. He hasn’t changed. He still comes in early and he doesn’t leave until it’s time to leave.” Retired Air Force Lt. Col. Deonn Wall weighed in with his opinion of Leader’s competence. When an incident occurred at the squadron satellite site in Hessisch Oldendorf, Leader was called upon to sort out the issues professionally. “It was quickly obvious when I became the squadron commander that Eric Leader was knowledgeable, capable and excellent at managing people, so I asked him to go to Hessisch Oldendorf, and he was (on temporary duty) there for several months,” Wall said. “USAFE’s been successful at what we do because of people like Eric,” Harris said. “We’re going to really miss him around here. That’s for sure.” Leader’s retirement ceremony will commence today.

10th AAMDC sponsors ease growing pains for new Soldiers by Staff Sgt. John Zumer 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command Public Affairs

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Monica Wyatt, a relocation assistant with the Army Community Service office in Kaiserslautern, sorts through items designated for customer use from the Lending Closet on Pulaski Barracks. Newcomers can borrow common household items until their shipped goods arrive, and the program is one of the more utilized services of the ACS.

oving from assignment to assignment is rarely a hassle-free experience, with some moves not only more difficult than others but more difficult than necessary. Soldiers from the 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command recognize that often unpleasant reality and work regularly with Army Community Service in the KMC to ensure arriving service members and their families are cared for efficiently and with compassion. “My role as a sponsor was to make the incoming Soldier’s life as easy as possible,” said Capt. Brendon Baker, the current operations officer for the 10th AAMDC. Sponsorship, the term commonly used to describe a service member being assigned to help an incoming one transition into a new unit, has the potential to significantly affect the mood, outlook and enjoyment of an overseas tour, if done properly. Eliminating the past horror stories of long lines, disinformation and sponsors who couldn’t care less about their incoming Soldiers is part of the ACS commitment to make transitioning to a new assignment a pleasant one.

“We want to change the perception of what sponsorship is, and that first impression is the lasting one,” said Sarahjane Phillips, the relocation readiness manager for Army Community Service in the KMC. Every service member assigned to serve as a sponsor must now complete ACS sponsor training. With that useful knowledge, sponsors can provide a revealing look into the many services available in the KMC to Soldiers and their families that make adjustment easier, not to mention even possible. “In a large military community like the KMC, new Soldiers are at an extreme disadvantage without a vehicle. Usually, within two to four weeks, you get to see the Soldier get a license, a vehicle and a house, and then they start becoming self-sufficient,” Baker said. Greater independence in fresh surroundings can also be just a visit away to the ACS offices on Pulaski Barracks. One of the most popular services is the Lending Closet, where newcomers can borrow common household items until their shipped goods arrive, said Monica Wyatt, a relocation assistant with ACS. Wyatt, a Rheinland-Pfalz native who married a service member and lived in the See SPONSOR, Page 13


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(FAR LEFT) Keeping it clean Airman 1st Class Dennis Lockaby, 86th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, performs basic maintenance on a fire truck June 18 on Ramstein. Daily upkeep is done to ensure equipment performs properly for each call.

(LEFT) Locating cables Photo by Airman 1st Class Trevor Rhynes

Photo by Senior Airman Aaron-Forrest Wainwright

Contractors use a cable and pipe locator to detect underground cables June 18 on Ramstein. Cable and pipe locators help workers find underground cables that need to be repaired or replaced.

Photo by Airman 1st Class Trevor Rhynes

Photo by Airman 1st Class Trevor Rhynes

BGCA officials visit KMC

Computer mapping

Jim Clark (right), Boys and Girls Club of America president, and Lucky Harris, BGCA senior director of military services, enjoy a meal baked by members of the youth center baking club June 11 on Ramstein. Clark and his team toured various youth programs in the KMC to develop better partnerships with the military.

Airmen 1st Class Brandon Beaty (left) and Todd Caldwell, 86th Communications Squadron client system technicians, map a computer to the network June 17 on Ramstein. Client system technicians sustain, troubleshoot and repair standard, data and video network devices.

To see more photos from Around the KMC, visit the KA online at www.kaiserslauternamerican.com and search for “Photos from Around the KMC.” Cargo loading Airmen from the 721st Aerial Port Squadron load cargo onto a C-17 Globemaster III June 17 on Ramstein. The 721st APS’s mission is to develop Airmen, provide air transportation services at Ramstein and sustain three combatant commands.

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LRMC medic receives Combat Medical Badge

the RG-31 Medium Mine Protected Vehicle, whose entire front end had been blown away while knocking the three Soldiers inside unconscious. Merritt Sgt. Shayne Merritt was treating a mortally treated the three Soldiers who were then removed wounded Afghan soldier during a long and intense from the scene by a medevac helicopter, which also firefight when he heard the shout to “get down.” came under fire. By the end of the day, the sevenThe Soldiers around him stopped assisting Merritt hour battle had claimed the lives of 14 Afghan solto return fire while Merritt instinctively covered the diers while injuring five U.S. Soldiers. patient with his body to prevent further injury from After camping for the night on the route, the conbullets their “whip crack” sounding nearby. Merritt voy got underway the next morning, rolled past the continued treating and covering his patient during blast hole from the IED attack and soon encountered the ground battle until the soldier lost the struggle obstacles put in place by insurgents during the night, to survive. making the route impassable. For his selfless service, Merritt The acting Afghan commandwas awarded the Combat Medical er, a lieutenant in his 40s, was in Badge during a June 20 ceremony the lead calling out the situation at Landstuhl Regional Medical and was attempting to breach a Center, where the 32-year-old nearby compound when an RPG medic now works as the training exploded about 5 feet from him. NCO for Alpha Company. Fellow Soldiers carried him to The events leading up to that Merritt, who immediately began incident began the day prior treating him from head to toe, on Aug. 6, 2010, when Merritt including applying three tournideparted with the 40th Mobility quets and treating serious wounds Augmentation Company, 2nd to the head and chest. Engineer Battalion, to clear a Merritt described the scene as route and gain access to a vil“pretty crazy” and said he could lage. The engineers were fol- Sgt. Shayne Merritt (right) poses with not recall how long he treated the Sgt. Shane Hawkins while deployed to lowed by infantry Soldiers from Afghanistan where Merritt served as a Soldier, but that it “felt like an the 10th Mountain Division and medic and received the Combat Medical eternity.” The incident happened the Afghan National Army. The Badge for medical aid rendered under almost two years ago, but Merritt mission had an ominous start as enemy fire. said he still thinks about that lieua mass exodus of local villagers marked the telltale tenant every day and the many more like him. sign of anticipated action by local insurgents. Merritt has deployed to both Iraq and Afghanistan Soon afterward, the convoy came under attack during his seven-year Army career, which has meant from the rear by about 40 insurgents using rocket separation from his wife and four children. But the propelled grenades and small arms fire. Meanwhile, sacrifice has been for a job he loves. toward the front of the convoy, one of the vehicles “Being a medic is awesome. I mean, you’re ‘doc,’ was struck by an improvised explosive device esti- you’re everything. You have your guys, and when mated at approximately 1,500 pounds. Merritt’s anything is wrong with them, they expect you to vehicle maneuvered through the maze of vehicles know everything. Whatever the problem is — they ahead of them during the firefight until they reached may call you at 2 o’clock in the morning — they by Chuck Roberts Landstuhl Regional Medical Center Public Affairs

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An improvised explosive device is detonated during a mine clearance by the same unit to which Sgt. Shayne Merritt was assigned on Aug. 6, 2010, when he earned the Combat Medical Badge for medical aid he rendered while under enemy fire.

expect you to fix it, and when you do fix it they then become your loyal servant for the rest of their lives,” Merritt said with a smile as he discussed the special bond between Soldiers and medics. Part of that bond is earning the moniker “Doc,” an honor not shared by all medics, Merritt said. “It’s quite an honor to get that title,” he said. The Combat Medical Badge is an Army award created in January 1945. Any member of the Army Medical Department, at the rank of colonel or below, who is assigned or attached to a medical unit (company or smaller size) that provides medical support to a ground combat arms unit during any period in which the unit was engaged in active ground combat is eligible for the CMB. According to the award criterion, the individual must be performing medical duties while simultaneously being actively engaged by the enemy.

Safe crossing Photo by Airman 1st Class Trevor Rhynes

In an effort to provide a safe means for pedestrians to traverse the flightline at Mitchell Avenue, members of the 86th Operations Support Squadron’s airfield management flight worked and coordinated with host nation painters to establish a designated crossway. When using the crossway, Airmen must stay between the broken white lines and remove hats and loose objects once in the pedestrian zone. Line badges are not required when using the walkway.


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Heavy rain causes flooding by Dijon Rolle U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern Public Affairs Strong winds, thunder, lightning and heavy rains blanketed parts of the KMC June 20. The storm caused flooding at the 405th Directorate of Logistics building on Daenner Kaserne and several facilities on Sembach Kaserne, including the middle school, U.S. Army Europe Vehicle Registration office and troop billeting. A total of 17 first responders from U.S. Army Garrison SPONSOR, from Page 9

states before returning, said helping others grow more comfortable in new surroundings is a wonderful aspect of her job. “This is a great way to give back, and allows people (newcomers) to be more active and independent,” she said. Upcoming ACS events include a spouse sponsorship program at 4 p.m. July 23 for volunteers interested in helping non-military spouses learn about utilizing available resources. With so many different facilities scattered from Pirmasens to Sembach, getting used to the KMC can be daunting if one has to do it alone or completely in the dark. Baker has found sponsorship of new Soldiers to his unit to be a rewarding experience with minimal impact on normal work duties. Phillips agreed, noting that concerns about sponsorship eating-up every moment of free time are not only unnecessary, but even undesirable. “You don’t need to be their best friend; you just need to be their best sponsor,” she said. For more information about sponsorship or relocation to the KMC, call ACS at 314-493-4203.

Kaiserslautern’s Directorate of Emergency Services were dispatched late Thursday evening to assist community members around the KMC. “It was a very significant storm. I’ve been through quite a few hurricanes down in the Florida area, and I would say that some of the gusts of winds that we were experiencing were similar to hurricane force winds,” said Lt. Col George Brown, director of emergency services at USAGK. “The ability for us to be able to immediately respond to anyone who has any needs is exactly what we

are here for.” Brown added that he was surprised there was not a lot more damage. He also said police and remaining fire services were given the order to shelter-in-place to reduce the chance of any unnecessary injuries to emergency support staff. The storm also caused major flooding to the East Fire Station. Firefighters assigned to the department were aided by Sembach crewmembers as they worked to save their own facility from rising flood waters. Army officials did not

report any injuries or additional storm-related damages in the KMC. In Heidelberg, fire officials from U.S. Army Garrison Baden-Württemberg worked to clear roadways and answer calls from community members on Patrick Henry Village and Mark Twain Village. Downed trees and sections of large tree branches caused damage to perimeter fences at the Heidelberg golf course and blocked the exit out of Mark Twain Village. Heidelberg fire department members removed a large tree branch hanging over a perim-

eter fence on Nachrichten Kaserne close to a local roadway. On Patrick Henry Village, flying shingles from roofs damaged a vehicle and a tree crushed another. The driver escaped unharmed and large tree branches were scattered across the housing area. Firefighters and officials from USAG BadenWürttemberg’s Department of Public Works and Transformation team helped to clear remaining debris from roadways and military installations June 21. No injuries were reported.

Ramstein women organize mentorship program by Master Sgt. Amanda Callahan 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs The word “mentorship” is often used by Air Force leaders as a force development tool to mold the next generation of Airmen. While determining ways to provide mentorship to Airmen, a group of female senior NCOs looked back on their own careers and thought of how they would’ve benefited from learning from other Air Force women. Their idea of women-specific mentorship came to fruition during the first “Let’s Connect” women’s meeting June 11 during a lunchtime session at the golf course. “Let’s Connect” is a developmental program geared to develop rapport for female Airmen of all ranks organized by members of the KMC Top III and led by Senior Master Sgt. Joanne Bass, 86th Operations Group superintendent. In deciding panel members, Bass looked to female enlisted

leaders around the KMC to reach out to younger females and provide lessons learned from past experiences. Ultimately, the panel for the inaugural meeting included four KMC chief master sergeants, all women, with a plethora of advice and experience to pass along to the 38 Airmen in attendance. Chief Master Sgts. Gay Veale, 521st Air Mobility Wing command chief; Erica Shipp, U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa services functional manager; Theresa Meyer, 86th Medical Group superintendent; and Lisa Boothe, 86th Comptroller Squadron and wing staff agencies superintendent. “I jumped at the chance because I have always had mentors in my career and feel that mentorship is important,” said Boothe. “I also feel like it is important for me to give back to the next generation and this was an opportunity to do that.” See MENTORSHIP, Page 19


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From being homeless to becoming an Airman

One Airman’s story of resilience She decided to leave everything behind and she lived in solitude for three months to figure out a new plan for life. “When I came back, I finished my fire There are hundreds of thousands of degree and got as many hours as I could at homeless teens in America. They all end the station,” she said. “I was to the point up that way for various reasons — growing where they had to take some away, because too old for the foster care system, neglect I was working too much overtime.” or running away from home. During her isolation, she decided to join Some get adopted, some manage on the military to add stability to her life. their own or with siblings, and others, “I came in as a (survive, evade, resist like Senior Airman Brittany Davis, 786th and escape) troop, but got re-classed Force Support Squadron fitness specialist, because I missed so much going back and join the military to set up a foundation for forth to deal with my brothers,” Davis their lives. said. “My life is the perfect example of She sent one of her brothers to live with Murphy’s Law,” Davis said. “My mother their uncle in North Carolina, where he struggled greatly with addictions and mencould go to school to become a mechanic. tal illness so she didn’t really know how “I gave him what money I could for to be a parent. I try not to fault her for him to stay there,” she said. “He ended it because she (was) sick and my father up going back to New York and getting wasn’t around much.” involved in some bad things. When I heard Davis was the middle child, and with about him going back I went on a twofour brothers, their parents had a lot to proday manhunt looking for him, and when I vide for without much money. found him I followed his bus until he got “My mother tried her best to house us,” to North Carolina.” Davis said. “We were poor and we went Davis went on to finish her training through a lot of abuse. Before we even in the services career field, and came to started school each day, we would go to Ramstein as her first base. the nurse and then the counselor for checks “I had a rough start to my career,” during grade school.” she said. “I was going through the (First The New York child services eventuTerm Airman Center) when I got orders to ally took Davis and her brothers from their deploy.” parents and placed them in separate foster During her deployment, her unit rotated homes. between three different bases. While wait“One of my brothers and I ended up Senior Airman Brittany Davis, 786th Force Support Squadron fitness specialist, shares ing for her next location, she received a in the same foster home,” she said. “But her story at the storytellers event May 10 on Ramstein. Davis explained her transition message with the news that her third broththe parents decided they only wanted a from being homeless to becoming an Airman and the hardships encountered along er had died in a car accident. the way. boy. Instead of being honest with me they “I joined the military to help support decided to ask if I wanted to go to a summer camp.” Foster care gave Davis an idea of who she wanted my brothers, but at this point I only had one brother Davis was taken to an emergency shelter instead to be when she was older. She had a self-proclaimed left,” Davis said. “I was able to go home from my and didn’t realize it until three weeks after being fire driving her. deployment early to take care of the funeral and to dropped off. Davis then bounced between three dif“My youngest brother died in a fire and I knew be with my last brother.” ferent foster homes and the shelter. being a firefighter was in my blood,” she said. During the two-week span when Davis was “It wasn’t the foster care that was the problem. “That’s what was in my chest. It wasn’t a heart but home, her remaining brother committed suicide. The state just kind of left us,” she said. “They let a fire. I was cold and hurt, but the feeling of never “After I left home, I found myself back on us go from one home to another without giving us wanting to give up is what kept me going.” Ramstein where no one knew I was back,” Davis care. We didn’t get counseled in any way, except for Davis negotiated with the volunteer fire depart- said. “I was home for rest and relaxation and I court mandated sessions where my parents were on ment next door to her house and was allowed to par- didn’t know if I would be redeployed or if I would one side and I was on the other.” ticipate in an emergency medical technician course. stay here.” When Davis was too old to be in the foster care “They let me go to the EMT course and I became Davis found herself back on Ramstein, feeling system, she was placed in a detention center. a paramedic,” she said. “I scored the highest in my alone and without anyone to turn to. “I was too young to live on my own and it was class thinking things were going great. I got hired “Something changed though. I had two peodecided that the center was the best place for me,” as a fireman in upstate New York at 17 years old.” ple step into my life and help me,” Davis said. Davis said. “I was self-taught for most of high At that point, Davis had a job, a scholarship and “Someone I worked with for a year took care of me, school in a building where the living conditions her brothers were being taken care of. and my first sergeant, who is one of my mentors, were extremely poor.” “Everything was going great until I found out my also helped get me on track.” The people who worked at the center had a big twin brother was murdered,” she said. “I took that Davis plans to leave the military after her enlistimpact on Davis’ life, she said. extremely hard because I didn’t have anyone to go ment to go to medical school. Along the way, she’ll “Some of the people there were a big part of my to. It really set me back.” also honor a promise she made to one of her brothlife and they still are today,” Davis said. “The sysDavis was already a full-time student who was ers to support their parents. tem was broken though; anyone who worked with working 120 hours a week to make ends meet. She “The only thing I have left to do is live and the children wasn’t allowed to take them home. It had been supporting herself and her brothers, and do things right,” she said. “I want to do things was explained to me that it was a conflict of interest, now there was a funeral that had to be paid for. right for not only myself, but for my brothers as but I didn’t know why.” There were a lot of issues for Davis to deal with. well.” Story and photo by Airman 1st Class Trevor Rhynes 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs


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Kaiserslautern American HAGEL, from Page 5

so difficult, she recalled. “I’ll never forget the young woman who said she and her girlfriend lived in a perpetual state of fear of accidentally saying the wrong thing or doing something that might give away their secret,” Jarrett said. “I’ll never forget the veteran who said he couldn’t even be honest about who he was with his own family, because he didn’t want to ask them to lie for him.” Nonetheless, they all expressed their love of country and a deep sense of patriotism that motivated them to serve, Jarrett said. She explained she also had the support of the president, who pledged to move the repeal forward so that “the next time these men and women came to the White House, they could do so in uniform, proudly and openly with their heads held high and their loved ones at their side.” The eventual repeal is part of change, Jarrett said, and has been a linear theme during her time at the White House. “It is one of the most significant civil rights accomplishments of the president’s career,” she said. Since the September 2011 repeal of the law banning openly gay service, Jarrett said, she continues to engage with the gay and lesbian military community and their families, citing one spouse who lived in what she called a “circle of silence” throughout her wife’s career and deployment. Today, Tracey Hepner leads the Military Partners and Families Coalition, a campaign for same-sex partners of military service members and veterans. She also pinned on the stars of her wife, Army Reserve Brig. Gen. Tammy Smith, the first openly gay U.S. flag officer to “come out” while serving since the repeal. These stories and others like it, Jarrett asserted, illustrate why progress is so vital to the nation and the military. “Change is being able to put your family photo on your desk, just like everyone else,” Jarrett said. “Change is being able to share with your co-workers about your weekend or vacation plans. ... Change is knowing that you’re free to be who you are and love whomever you want without fear of harassment or losing your job. It’s being able to openly embrace your partner in front of all the other families when he or she returns from a tour of duty, just like everyone else.” The repeal of “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” was the beginning, but not the end of the process, she added. The president has directed DOD to identify more than 20 additional benefits that could be extended to same-sex domestic partners and their children without any additional changes to federal law, Jarrett said. The benefits — which include identification cards, access to commissaries and base exchanges, joint duty assignments, child care and legal assistance — all are projected for implementation this fall, she added. Jarrett also said efforts continue to ensure women and men feel safe from sexual harassment and assault. “We are determined to stop these crimes, because they have no place in the greatest military on Earth,” Jarrett said. “How can we be the very best in the world if we’re attacking our own?” From achieving landmark racial integration to recognizing that being honest about sexual orientation should not disqualify people from serving, the Defense Department will continue to protect all qualified Americans who are willing to work hard and put mission first, Jarrett said. “Our military has proven again and again that it is the most professional and capable fighting force the world has ever seen and it can readily adapt to both challenge and change,” she added. “Fighting for your country is fundamentally about honor, patriotism, dedication and service. It’s not about stereotypes.

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Hagel: Defense Department welcomes Supreme Court decision By American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, June 26, 2013 — Defense Department officials will move forward in making benefits available to all military spouses, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said today in a statement issued after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act, which had prevented federal agencies from offering all of the same benefits to spouses in same-sex married couples that they provide to other spouses. Here is the secretary’s statement: The Department of Defense welcomes the Supreme Court’s decision today on the Defense of Marriage Act. The Department will immediately begin the process of implementing the Supreme Court’s decision in consultation with the Department of Justice and other executive branch agencies. The Department of Defense intends to make the same benefits available to all military spouses — regardless of sexual orientation — as soon as possible. That is now the law, and it is the right thing to do. Every person who serves our nation in uniform stepped forward with courage and commitment. All that matters is their patriotism, their willingness to serve their country and their qualifications to do so. Today’s ruling helps ensure that all men and women who serve this country can be treated fairly and equally, with the full dignity and respect they so richly deserve.

Later, a Defense Department spokesman issued a statement detailing some of the steps the department is taking: • The Department will immediately begin to update the identification card issuance infrastructure and update the applicable implementing guidance. We estimate that this process will take about 6-12 weeks. For civilian employees, the Department will look to OPM for guidance. For civilian employees who are eligible for ID card-related benefits, the Department intends that ID cards will be made available to same-sex spouses of civilian employees at the same time as same-sex spouses of military members. • The Supreme Court’s ruling means that the Defense Department will extend all benefits to same-sex spouses of military personnel that are currently extended to oppositesex spouses, including medical, dental, interment at Arlington National Cemetery, and with-dependent Basic Allowance for Housing. The Department will implement these benefit changes as soon as possible for same-sex spouses. • The policies governing burial at Arlington National Cemetery will apply equally to samesex and opposite-sex spouses. • We are carefully reviewing command sponsorship for overseas tours, and all applicable Status of Forces agreements. • We will assess costs as we move forward with implementation.

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July 2 to 3

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Be safe, avoid electrical fires

Many electrical fires in homes are caused by incorrectly installed wiring, overloaded circuits and extension cords. In a typical year, home-electrical problems account for 26,100 fires and $1 billion in property losses. Some other leading causes of electrical fires include faulty outlets, light fixtures and lamps/light bulbs. Many avoidable electrical fires can be traced to misuse of electric cords, such as overloading circuits, poor maintenance, and running the cords under rugs or in high traffic areas. In Germany we have a unique situation when dealing with electrical equipment. Some appliances require the use of a transformer to change the voltage from 220 volt to 110 volt. If you do plug your appliance into a wall outlet, ensure that your item is dual voltage, if not, you could permanently disable your appliance. Electrical Safety Precautions: • Routinely check your electrical

appliances and wiring. • Frayed wires can cause fires. Replace all worn, old or damaged appliance cords immediately. • Keep electrical appliances away from wet floors and counters; pay special care to electrical appliances in the bathroom and kitchen. • Buy electrical products evaluated by a nationally recognized laboratory. (UL, etc.) • Keep clothes curtains, and other potentially combustible items at least three feet from all heaters. • Don’t allow children to play with or around electrical appliances like space heaters, irons and hair dryers. • Use safety closures to “childproof” electrical outlets. • Use electrical extension cords wisely; never overload extension cords or wall sockets. • Ensure your appliance is rated for your transformer. Do not overload transformers. • Finally, having a working smoke alarm dramatically increases your

chances of surviving a fire. And remember to practice a home escape plan frequently with your family.

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Rheinland-Pfalz Sate Fair Photos by Airman 1st Class Dymekre Allen

The City of Pirmasens hosted the annual Rheinland-Pfalz State Fair June 21 through 23. The fair was sponsored by Rheinland-Pfalz charity organizations, as well as military members, some of whom participated in the festivities. U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa were represented by fire trucks, security forces police cruisers and a Hawkeye from the 1st Combat Communications Squadron, and the USAFE-AFAFRICA band also conducted a live concert. Airmen from Ramstein and Spangdahlem participated in a youth reception and met with Minister President Malu Dreyer. The state fair offered entertaining programs with live music, dance performances and presentations. There were 11 stages and activity areas located in the center of town. The fair also reflected the diversity of the many communities in the state and also offered tourists traditional craftsmanship and culinary specialties from the different regions.


June 28, 2013 MENTORSHIP, from Page 13 The challenges facing young women in the Air Force today aren’t too different from the ones faced by the panel members. While the years have provided progression for females serving in the military, some of the misconceptions, misunderstandings and, unfortunately, stereotypes still remain today. “I always say, ‘Been there, done that,’ and hopefully sharing life lessons will positively influence our female Airmen and show them they are not the only ones who may have faced struggles, or important life decisions,” Shipp said. “My charge as a senior NCO is to deliberately develop our junior members and support our commissioned officers. My hope is to inspire them to be better followers, leaders and supervisors.”

Kaiserslautern American The panel members passed along their experiences with motherhood while serving, the importance of balance between work and home life, how they stay motivated, and resilience and fortitude about themselves, their mentors and others they’ve learned from throughout their careers. While not everyone who serves will make it to the highest enlisted rank, Boothe hopes the stories and advice shared during these events will inspire the next generation to “shoot for the stars.” “If I can give any advice or inspiration to strive for that level of excellence, then I want to do that,” said Boothe. “Women have come a very long way in our military, but we are still experiencing ‘firsts’ even today. Hopefully what we are doing is paving the way for the next generation of female leaders.”

“This was a great idea,” said Shipp “… to just be real and frank with our female Air Force members. I thought if I could share some insight on how I ‘grew up’ in the Air Force both personally and professionally, I could pass on my learned lessons to our future leaders.” The event provided an opportunity for the senior NCOs to pass along knowledge, but they, too, gained inspiration from their peers and others in attendance. “Seeing women like (Chief-select) Bass; how does she do it,” said Senior Master Sgt. Felisha Haman, 86th Communications Squadron knowledge and network operations section chief. “She can do it all: woman, mother, Airman. She continues to mentor me to this day.” The feedback provided by those in attendance was so

Page 19 positive other members of the Top III’s outreach committee are taking steps to organize a men’s mentorship group, said Haman. She hopes those in attendance will recognize the value of the programs, whether man or woman, and continue to build on them long after her generation is retired. “We’re not so different. You’re not alone,” Haman said. “There’s a lady out there who has walked the walk you’re on or is walking the same walk who can support you. There are challenges, and there will be challenges; just talk to me — let’s connect.” The next “Let’s Connect” event is scheduled to take place the second Tuesday of every month with the next occurring July 9 in the community center. Additionally, the committee offers a potluck dinner for female dorm

residents the same evening at 6 p.m. in the dayroom of dorm 2418. Email kmc.top3. kmcletsconnect@us.af.mil for more information on upcoming events. All of the programs are designed to allow for open and honest communication between Airmen in an environment of compassion and understanding. “There is just something magical about coming together and learning from each other,” Boothe said. “It’s funny when you share your story, and you look out into the audience and see others shaking their heads in agreement because they, too, can relate to what you are saying. It helps you know that you are on the right track. You feel good to think that your advice may get someone out of a rut and on to the next level. It is exciting!”

Soldiers showcase capabilities at Rheinland-Pfalz Tag opportunity for members of the German government, community and military to interact and socialize with their U.S. neighbors. Maj. Gen. Aundre PIRMASENS, Germany — F. Piggee, commanding general Soldiers from the 21st Theater of the 21st TSC, and Minister Sustainment Command’s 7th President Malu Dreyer, the minCivil Support Command and 5th ister president of RheinlandQuartermaster Company took Pfalz, took the opportunity recpart in the annual Rheinlandognize the strength and diverse Pfalz Tag June 21 through 23. culture seen at the RheinlandThe “First in Support” Pfalz Tag. Soldiers joined members of the “While there is impressive German Bundeswehr to proudly equipment on display, great techdisplay the tools of their trade nologies, and some darn good for spectators. The 773rd Civil beer and bratwurst … it’s not that Support Team, 7th CSC, showequipment, or the new gadgets, or cased their chemical detection even the beer and bratwurst that gear and suits, showing both make this such a special event. It members of the German miliis the people,” Piggee said. “It is tary and civilians the conditions Pfc. Taylor Trombley, a parachute rigger assigned to the 21st Theater Sustainment Command’s 5th you, Minister President Dreyer, Quartermaster Company, shows German Cpl. Andreas Heise, a member of the Rheinland-Pfalz Frigatte (naval chemical, biological, radiologi- group), Army parachute equipment during the Rheinland-Pfalz Tag June 22. it is the great Rheinland-Pfalz cal and nuclear Soldiers must community you represent. operate under. Members of the 773rd CST also At another station, a parachute rigger opened and “This has been our (Piggee and his wife, Kassi) explained their decontamination procedures and laid out a parachute so passersby could see how the home away from home and I am proud to call what missions require CBRN assets. equipment looks when fully deployed. The 5th QM myself, if only for a short time, a ‘Pfälzer.’ Auf “A lot of the people here are very interested in Co. also showed a video depicting a jump involving Wiedersehen und vielen Dank (goodbye and thank what we do, especially the members of the German more than 500 paratroopers. you),” he added. military,” said Sgt. Peter L. Robinson Jr., a survey “It is very interesting to see how the U.S. paraDreyer then expressed her appreciation for the team member assigned to the 773rd CST. “This was troopers operate and what their equipment looks members of the U.S. military in Rheinland-Pfalz a great opportunity for members of the U.S. and like,” said Mirko Meng, a German paratrooper from and their vital mission in the region. She highGerman militaries to get together, share experiences Zweibrücken, Germany. “I am familiar with some lighted an aviation training program Soldiers host and compare equipment. I really enjoyed seeing the of the older U.S. parachutes, but I have never seen in Landstuhl and how those helicopters provide life German decontamination system.” this one. For people who are completely unfamiliar saving aid to not only U.S. troops, but members Soldiers from the 5th QM Co. showcased their with airborne operations this is a great opportunity of the Bundeswehr as well. Finally, she praised mission by displaying a fully packed parachute and to learn.” all members of the U.S. and German military reserve parachute while a Soldier explained how the Saturday afternoon of the Rheinland-Pfalz and believes both belong at Rheinland-Pfalz Tag chute deploys when a paratrooper exits the plane. Tag brought the traditional military reception, an because they are an integral part of the community. Story and photo by Staff Sgt. Alexander A. Burnett 21st Theater Sustainment Command Public Affairs


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Civil engineers recall, reflect 17 years after Khobar Towers bombing by Teresa Hood Air Force Civil Engineer Center Public Affairs TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AFNS) — On the night of June 25, 1996, near Dhahran Air Base, Saudi Arabia, terrorists positioned a tanker truck filled with explosives less than 100 feet away from a building in the Khobar Towers complex that housed deployed Airmen. Shortly before 10 p.m. local time, the bomb detonated, killing 19 Airmen and wounding an estimated 400 others. Defense Special Weapons Agency experts later estimated the bomb’s explosive power as equivalent to 23,000 pounds of TNT. The terrorists had backed the truck into a parking lot directly in front of building 131, just beyond the fence, wire and concrete barriers surrounding the Khobar complex. The explosion left a crater 16-feet deep and 55-feet wide and completely sheared off the front half of building 131. The adjacent building, 133, was also hit hard. “We had about 160 civil engineers living in building 133, all members of the 4404th Civil Engineer Squadron,” said Jimmy Prater, who was deployed from Mountain Home Air Base, Idaho as an explosive ordnance disposal technician at the time. “For the most part we were able to save everyone in 133, but we did lose one (civil engineer).” Of the 19 people killed that day, Airman 1st Class Christopher Lester was the only one who resided in building 133. He had deployed from Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, as a power production technician. According to medical reports, Lester was killed by a large piece of glass that pierced his chest. Most of the Airmen died of blunt force trauma or injuries from glass. “I was a staff sergeant at the time,” said Prater, now retired and working as the EOD contingency training manager at the Air Force Civil Engineer Center at Tyndall AFB, Fla. “My 90-day rotation was up, and I was due to leave on the ‘rotator’ flight in two days. I was in my room, lying down in bed when the door blew off and into me. When it did, it forced my feet upward so that my toes were touching my shins. As bad as it was, the solidwooden door actu-

ally saved me. “After I pushed the door off me, I administered self-aid buddy care,” Prater said. “I popped my kneecaps out of socket, reset my ankles, put my kneecaps back and quickly put my boots on and went out to help. Me and a couple of other guys found a young lieutenant badly injured and bleeding. We tore two sheets into strips to bandage him together, ripped a door off its hinges and carried him down six flights of stairs.” The young lieutenant was Michael Harner from Whiteman AFB, Mo., who was only six days into his first deployment. “I had been outside running,” said Harner, now a lieutenant colonel, and on his fourth deployment as the commander of the 577th Expeditionary Prime BEEF Squadron in Afghanistan. “I went up to the room and was out on the little balcony stretching when I actually saw the truck and the chase car drive by and the truck park. I was an eyewitness in the later investigation. I thought it was a little odd, but ... I was a first lieutenant on a first deployment and it was my first time in the Middle East.” Harner said he went back into the room, sat on the floor and stretched while he debated whether to call security. “I didn’t have much time though. About 30 seconds later I saw a flash through a small opening in the curtains,” he said. “I knew instinctively what had happened. I covered my eyes with my arm and rolled to my left just before the whole glass door exploded. My face was cut but my eyes weren’t hurt. I wrapped T-shirts around my head and leg and tried to find my way out in the dark but couldn’t, so I just sat back down and waited and prayed.” Harner said he’s convinced the only thing that saved him was that he’d closed the doors and curtains. The Khobar Towers bombing was the catalyst for important changes that directly affect how civil engineers build and maintain the facilities that Airmen live and work in today. Finding number one in the report by the Downing Commission, established in the aftermath of the bombing was, “There are no published (Department of Defense) physical security standards for force protection of fixed facilities.” This finding led directly to the

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Nineteen Airmen died and hundreds were injured in the terrorist attack June 25, 1996, at Khobar Towers in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. At the time, it was the worst terrorist attack against the American military since the bombing of a Marine Corps barracks in Beirut, Lebanon, in 1983.

application of minimum antiterrorism construction standards for all occupied DOD facilities, said Jeff Nielsen, the antiterrorism-force protection subject matter expert at the AFCEC. Analysis of the Khobar Tower bombing indicated the need for progressive collapse protection, building standoff, glass fragment protection and mass notification systems, all features that are now included with Unified Facility Criteria 4-01001, DOD Minimum Antiterrorism Standards for Buildings. “I had a couple of more surgeries,” Harner said. “My right side ate the glass and my leg was pretty badly injured. I was on crutches for a month and had a lot of physical therapy. But in four months I was up and walking, then running. I have a lot of scars and I don’t have feeling in part of my leg, and every now and then a piece of glass will still work its way out of my skull.” Prater said he and a security forces Airman did a security survey around the crater and parking lot and started doing post-blast analysis before going to the hospital to help wash and stitch the wounded. Prater himself would eventually have to have a total of eight hours of surgery, leaving him with scars along his legs and ankles that “still don’t work right.” The terrorist bombing left behind more than just physical scars. “I knew something wasn’t right when I came back,” Harner said. “I woke up in

cold sweats and had nightmares. They didn’t have a term for (post-traumatic stress disorder) when I went through it. I have moved past the PTSD now. I got through it by having a supportive wife, family and pastor, and by talking about it. I’ve spoken to people around the world — at churches, colleges and bases and, most recently, to 183 (civil engineers) at combat skills training before I deployed.” For Harner, if he bumps his head in just the right place where scar tissue still covers a piece of glass, the night of June 25, 1996, immediately comes back to him. For Prater, recall is usually triggered by smell. “To this day I go right back if I smell the same explosive compound,” Prater said. “Being EOD, I knew what is was immediately. When this happened to us, there weren’t any programs like they have now for PTSD or traumatic brain injury. Around my 20-year mark, just when I was coming back from Iraq, my ninth deployment since Khobar, PTSD began being recognized and I was able to get some help. We’ve come a long way with this.” Author’s note: June 25 is the anniversary of the terrorist attack on Khobar Towers and June is National PTSD Awareness Month. Visit the Veteran’s Affairs website at http:// www.ptsd.va.gov/index.asp for more information on PTSD and resources available to help.


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CFC-O names winners of annual art contest The Combined Federal CampaignOverseas announced the winners of the 2013 CFC-O Department of Defense Dependents Schools Elementary School Art Contest. Due to the talent and quantity of artwork received, contest judges expanded the designation of winners from one grand prize winner in each grade to a first through third place winner in each division, kindergarten through fifth grade. Special congratulations to two local winners from Ramstein Elementary School: Emma Echard, who received first place in the fourth-grade division, and Julia Wolfe, who received third place in the fourth-grade division. The complete list of 18 winners along with photos of their artwork can be found at www. cfcoverseas.org. Overseas DODDS contestants submitted original artwork to help inspire charitable giving through the CFC-O, tailoring their drawings to illustrate the contest theme “Serve to Honor Your Country. Give Because You Care.” Hundreds of submissions were received from more than 15 schools. Contestants were judged by a panel of DOD members based in Washington, D.C. First place winners in each grade will receive a framed copy of their original artwork, and all participants in the contest will receive an award certificate signed by Victoria Adams, the executive director of the CFC-O, and a participation sticker. In addition to being posted on the CFC-O website, winning artwork will be featured in CFC-O promotional materials throughout the 2013 campaign. About the CFC and CFC-O The Combined Federal Campaign is the only authorized charitable-giving drive for employees in the federal workplace. Established by executive order in 1961, it continues to be the largest and most successful workplace fundraising model in the world. Over the years, the CFC has become a powerful way to help neighbors in need around the corner, across the nation and around the world. The dedicated uniformed and civilian personnel serving overseas connect with the CFC through the Department of Defense Combined Federal Campaign-Overseas. The CFC-O, administered by Global Impact, is one of the most successful charitable workplace giving campaigns in the world. The five overseas combatant commands pledged more than $13.6 million in 2012 to provide life-saving and life-enriching services benefiting millions of people. For more information, visit www.cfcoverseas.org. Follow the campaign on Twitter at www. twitter/cfcoverseas and “like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/cfcoverseas. (Courtesy of the CFC-O)

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‘June Bug Out’ Students at Ramstein Elementary School end their school year with their annual “June Bug Out” Field Day. More than 950 children and more than 80 staff members and 90 volunteers participated in this active day of fun for all!

School Notes Summer Theater Arts Camp

KMC Onstage is holding a Summer Theater Arts Camp from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 8 to 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.

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. July 15. 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 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.

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 06371-47-6951 for more information.

Kinder Camp 2013 registration open

Are your kindergartners ready for first grade? Register them for Baumholder’s Wetzel 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 06313406-4516/4122; the Landstuhl One Stop Shop, Bldg. 3810, at 486-8943 or 06371-86-8943; or the Sembach Community Activity Center, Bldg. 220, Room 117, at 496-5175 or 06302-67-5175.

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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86th MUNS lights fuse on education by Senior Airman AaronForrest Wainwright 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

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Airmen from the 86th Munitions Squadron attend an education fair in preparation for the 86th MUNS higher education challenge Feb. 1 on Ramstein. The team that completes the most Community College of the Air Force degrees during the challenge will receive a beverage of their choice, and the team that earns the most credits will get lunch provided by the squadron leader.

t all started as a friendly wager between two 86th Munitions Squadron Airmen about who could get their Community College of the Air Force degree first. Through a lot of motivation, this friendly wager spiraled into an all out battle among the 86th MUNS Airmen. “After the friendly wager, it kind of exploded into the rest of the shop. I started doing some persuasive motivation,” said Staff Sgt. Richard Reynolds, 86th MUNS conventional maintenance supervisor. “People would say, ‘I’ll do it when I have time,’ or other excuses until it would be too late, so I started walking them through the process.” The flights of 86th MUNS banded into three groups, each with their own team leader.

The team that completes the most CCAF degrees during the challenge will receive a beverage of their choice, and the team that earns the most credits will have lunch provided to them by their team leader. “Airmen that live in the dorms like myself don’t really have to sacrifice too much,” said Airman Kenneth Collins, 86th MUNS conventional maintenance crewmember. “I thought about how it would take a bunch of my time, but I’m never going to look back and think, ‘Man, I should have played more video games.’” The challenge began in February and closes out at the end of July when the semester is over. After noticing the mass participation, 86th MUNS leadership took it a step further and coordinated an education fair in their conference room to effectively educate Airmen on the education benefits available.

Warrior Center welcomes USO volunteers Story and photo by Dijon Rolle U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern Public Affairs Dawn Rysavy meets and greets hundreds of faces each day. Some are regulars from the local KMC while others hail from the U.S. and elsewhere. Rysavy, who manages the USO Warrior Center, is often busy greeting a new batch of USO volunteers. The center currently has 87 volunteers who help run the center seven days a week. “With just a staff of four, we really need our volunteers,” Rysavy said. “They mean the world to us.” Volunteers are responsible for greeting visitors, putting out snacks, manning the front desk, ensuring computers are operating, cleaning the center and anything else that may be needed to support the primary staff. “We love our volunteers

and anything they can offer. We really look forward to it,” she said. The extra set of hands also ensures service members will always find a smiling face or reminder of home anytime they visit the center. “They’re not near family and they’re so far away from home, and I think a lot of them are humbled by the outpouring of support from folks. To see that in their smile or just that thank you that I hear. I’ve done my job. That’s why I’m working for the USO. Just to know that they have felt like they’re a part of the family,” Rysavy said. Geraldin Lenkolie has been a volunteer at the center since January. The Boston native likes to come in at least three times a week. “I wanted to help the community and give back what I had received from the USO,” Lenkolie said. “When I came here, I was just coming to

USO Warrior Center manager Dawn Rysavy speaks with a group of new volunteers during their orientation at the facility June 14 on Wilson Barracks in Landstuhl.

enjoy it and have a good time. When I found out that there was a way that I could actually help the staff to make everyone feel the same way, I decided to do it.” The USO Warrior Center

is located in Bldg. 3759 and is open from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 1 to 11 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. USO volunteers must be at least 18 years old and an ID cardholder or be able to

gain access to the installation. To begin the process, prospective volunteers can visit www.usovolunteer.org. For more details on the KMC USO volunteer program, call 06371-802-4900.


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Mark Your Calendar

» House Party at Armstrong’s Club, Bldg. 1036 on Vogelweh Housing, from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. today. » Enjoy cocktails while dancing the night away to some of the best Latin music at Armstrong’s Club’s Latin Night today. Show off your dancing expertise with Salsa, Bachata, Merengue and the Rumba. Open to all ID cardholders 18 and over. There is plenty of room to dance on the spacious ballroom dance floor. No cover charge. Armstrong’s Club is located in Bldg. 1036 on Vogelweh Housing. » Armstrong’s Club hosts House Music Night from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. today and July 12 and 26 in Bldg. 1036 on Vogelweh Housing. No cover charge. For more information, call 0631-354-9986. » The traditional hunter’s flea market around the hunting lodge close to the Ramstein East Gate will start at 10 a.m. Saturday. Items for hunters and collectors will be offered. In the afternoon, there will be an auction to benefit the Children’s Cancer Support Agency. All proceeds will go to the charity. Anybody interested in participating in the flea market should call Marion Paul at 06371-50221 to register. Instead of a registration fee, organizers are asking for a donation item

for the auction. Signs will be put up to lead visitors to the flea market. Entrance is next to the insurance agency across from the junk yard (near Ramstein East Gate). » Dance the night away at Armstrong’s Club’s R&B Night from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. July 13 in Bldg. 1036 on Vogelweh Housing. For more information, call 0631-354-9986. » St. Baldrick’s Foundation invite brave men, women and children to make a “bald” statement and shed their locks in support of childhood cancer research Sunday at the Kaiserslautern Military Community Center. For more information, call Master Sgt. Timothy Beardsley at 480-2065 or Staff Sgt. Bernadett Kelley 480-5411, or visit  www.St.Baldricks. org  to find other ways to get involved such as signing up to volunteer at this event, setting up a fundraising page, making a donation on behalf of a participant or team participants (or to the event as a whole), or simply helping to spread the word. » The Army Arts and Crafts Contest is an annual, juried competition of artwork for novice and accomplished artists. The Kaiserslautern Arts and Crafts Center is here to assist you in preparing contest submission photos and to forward photos for regional and Army-wide competition. Entry submissions to the Region and Department of Army level will be digital jpg images of the work submitted in a web based program at https:// apps.imcom.army.mil/apptracmain (Note: All patrons must have an AKO account and password in order to access the site). Submissions are open until Sunday. Contact the Kaiserslautern Arts & Crafts Center, Bldg. 3109 on Daenner Kaserne, at 483-6509 or 0631411-6509 for more information. » The Kaiserslautern Landstuhl Spouses’ Association operates two thrift shops that are open for sales and consignments. Whether buying or selling the proper-voltage appliances, coming into or leaving the community, customers can also drop off donations during regular hours. Staff are ready to explain the details on consignment procedures. The Pulaski Thrift Shop is located on Pulaski Barracks, Bldg. 2923 (call 06313-507622). The Landstuhl Thrift Shop is on Landstuhl, Bldg. 3818 (call 06371-867313). The thrift shops are also online at www.klsagrapevine.org and on Facebook.

Meetings

» 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. The council will also have a community outreach event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 5 and 6 in the Kaiserslautern Military Community Center, near the food court. Council members will be presenting information and registering community retirees in order to disseminate information.

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MOPS volunteers needed Volunteers are needed to help set up and take down Mothers of Preschoolers meeting areas, as well as assist with child care, including doing crafts, lessons and games. Volunteers are required to submit to a background check through the chapel. Volunteers are needed two to three times per month for three hours (approximately from 9 to 11 a.m.) For more information or to volunteer, email ramsteinMOPS@gmail. com.

Support Groups

» 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

» Come out and cheer on your favorite future star! Auditions for Baumholder Idol have taken place and we have our contestants. Competition rounds take place Saturday at Hilltop Theater, allowing judges and audience members to vote on performances and move their favorite contestants toward the finale. The finale will be held at the Fourth of July Fest at 6 p.m. in the fest tent in Baumholder. There will be one winner from each category, with the winner being 100 percent based on audience vote. For more information on how to be a part of the viewing audience, call Jacqui Haggerty at 485-6970 or 06783-6-6970. Stay updated by following “Baumholder Idol” on Facebook! » Baumholder is the place to be for Fourth of July festivities. The day will begin with the Liberty Scramble at 9 a.m. at Rolling Hills Golf Course. For those interested in participating in this tournament, register no later than noon Wednesday. Those who prefer running over golfing can participate in the Freedom 5K Run, starting at 9 a.m. at the Hall of Champions Fitness Center. If you are interested in competing in the run, you may pre-register at the Mountaineer Fitness Center. If you would like to run but not compete, you may participate for free. The Independence Day Celebration, including fun for the entire family, will begin at 4 p.m. in the Hall of Champions parking lot. The Baumholder Idol finale will take place in the fest tent at 6 p.m. Winners will be chosen based on audience vote. Finally, celebratory fireworks will conclude the night at 10:30 p.m. over Minick Field. For more information about the event, call 485-6970 or 06783-6-6970.

Jobs

» Want to learn more about finding a government job? Visit Army Community Service, Bldg. 2917 on Pulaski Barracks, at 10 a.m. July 12 and 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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MONDAY » Ramstein Spouses Orientation (RSO): 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., A&FRC TUESDAY » Sponsoring in the KMC: 9 to 10 a.m., A&FRC » Ditching the Dorms: 9 to 10 a.m., A&FRC » Reintegration brief: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., IDRC » Pre-deployment brief: 1 to 4 p.m., IDRC » EFMP arts & crafts: 4 to 5 p.m. WEDNESDAY » Base INTRO: 7:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., Hercules Theater » One-on-one VA appointments: 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., A&FRC THURSDAY » Happy Fourth of July! No classes.

Child/Youth

» 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 for youth and teens. Ramstein Youth Programs camps for the week Monday to July 5 include: Goopy, Fizzy Science; Net Sports; Cooking from Scratch; Computer Coding with Ruby; Animal Adventures FSS Sports; Inking & Coloring Artistic Adventures; STEMtastic Travels with Mr. Ronnie; Vogelweh Youth Programs; Traveling Adventure Camp; Just for Teens at Ramstein Teen Center; and Stop Motion Animation. Our popular lunch recreation program lets you enjoy the whole day with friends and fun at the youth center. Sign up 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 in-

Classes And Training

» First Termers Financial Management class will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday in Bldg. 2917 on Pulaski Barracks. This is mandatory training for all newly assigned E1-E4 in the community to learn about personal finance. Must complete within the first 90 days of arrival. For more information and to enroll, call 493-4015 or 0631-3406-4015. » Teen Discipline, a class to teach parents and care givers effective ways to develop better communication, rules and discipline practices when dealing with young adults, will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in Bldg. 2917 on Pulaski Barracks. » Anger management classes will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday and July 10 and 17 in Bldg. 2917 on Pulaski Barracks.

formation, 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 480-5660 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.

» Hello America, a class specifically designed for spouses and family members getting ready to move to the U.S. who have never been there before, will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday in Bldg. 2891 on Pulaski Barracks. This class will cover basic American culture and heritage. » Credit and Debt Management class will take place at 3 p.m. July 8 at Heaton Auditorium at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center. Learn how to fast track out of debt or establish credit and improve your quality of life. For more information and to enroll, call 493-4151 or 06313406-4151. » Teen Money class will take place at 2 p.m. July 9 in Bldg. 2891 on Pulaski Barracks. Teens will learn how to open a bank account, budget their money, find resources for college, save on expenses

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WEDNESDAY » Back 2 Basics: 10 to 11 a.m. » Shoe station: noon to 2 p.m. THURSDAY » Closed for Fourth of July JULY 5 No classes. » ELIGIBILITY: All military employees, civilians assigned to Ramstein, retirees and their dependents. Variety of health-related education classes include the Healthy Heart program, Smoking Cessation, Basic Weight Management and Prenatal Nutrition/Fitness. Individual appointments are also available as needed. Clients may self refer to any of the classes offered. All mandatory military programs for those military members not passing the fitness test are also conducted at the HAWC. Also available: Relaxation Room, Aqua Massage and Seasonal Affective Disorder lighting. For more information, call the HAWC at 06371-47-HAWC (4292) or 480-4292.

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. » July 10, 17, 24, 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. » July 10: Avoid Falling in Love with a Jerk or Jerkett, 5 to 7 p.m., HAWC. To register, call 479-2370 or 06371-462098. » July 9, 16, 23, 30, and Aug. 6, 13: Teen Club — Girls Group (six sessions), 4 to 6 p.m., Ramstein Teen Center. To register, call 479-2370 or 06371-46-2370.

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.

and plan for the future. For teens, grades 6 and up. For more information and to enroll, call 493-4015 or 0631-3406-4015. » Understanding Your Credit Report Workshop will be held at 10 a.m. July 9 in Bldg. 2981, ACS conference room, on Pulaski Barracks. Learn how a credit report works, how to manage your credit score, how to get the best loan rates, how to secure your financial future, and more. Bring a copy of your credit report to class by visiting the only free website: www. annualcreditreport.com. For more information and to enroll, call 493-4015 or 0631-3406-4015. » ACS presents the Midweek Money Workshop Series — interactive, financial workshops. The next workshops take place July 10, 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. » KMC Onstage presents Principles of Design, a 10-session class with flexible class times based on understanding and application of basic design principles to stage lighting, costumes, scenery and properties. Open to ages 14 and up. Cost is $25 per class, or $200 for the course. Contact KMC Onstage, or email Nathan.d.records.naf@mail.mil for more information. Registration available at KMC Onstage, or via Webtrac. KMC Onstage is located in Bldg. 3232 on Kleber Kaserne. Call 483-6626 or 0631-411-6626 for details. » For more classes, visit the KA online at www.kaiserslauternamerican.com.


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K-Town hosts annual ALTSTADTFEST by Petra Lessoing, 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

The historical part of Kaiserslautern, called the “Altstadt,” will turn into a party zone for the annual Altstadtfest July 5 to 7. For three days and two nights, Steinstrasse and its side streets will be one giant open-air area, luring more than 200,000 visitors. Kaiserslautern’s Lord Mayor Dr. Klaus Weichel will officially open the event at 7 p.m. July 5 in the yard of the Kopp & Kraus company. During the three-day-long old town fest, more than 70 bands and artists will perform on nine stages set up between Martinsplatz and the end of Steinstrasse. Dancing and entertaining music will be presented at the stage near the Kaiserbrunnen. On Stockhausplatz, various soul artists will perform, and on Unionsplatz, rock ‘n’ roll fans will feel at home. In the yard of Wadgasserhof, various bands will perform, a Bavarian weisswurt breakfast will be served and children can get their faces painted. The local radio station, Antenne Kaiserslautern, will offer musical diversity on the stage at St. Martinsplatz at the end of Steinstrasse. There will be walking acts in the streets and the medieval group “Die Legende” will present dances and show fights reviving the past. In Klosterstrasse, visitors can experience life in the Middle Ages.

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“We are proud of being able to offer such a manifold program,” said Alexander Hess, project manager of the office for events in Kaiserslautern. “The fest will come up with new surprises and cultural diversities.” More than 80 national and international vendors will present their merchandise, such as art and craft items, leather goods, jewelry and clothes in the little side streets. About 40 restaurant and pub owners located in the Altstadt, as well as regional associations, will put up booths and tables and take visitors on a culinary trip throughout the world. The election of Miss Kaiserslautern 2013 will take place with the Miss Germany Cooperation from 3 to 5 p.m. July 7 on Unionsplatz. “In recent years, the fest was always a peaceful one,” Hess said. “We hope it will be the same this year and everybody will enjoy it.” The fest is open at 3 p.m. July 5 to 1 a.m. July 6; 11 a.m. July 6 to 1 a.m. July 7; and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. July 7. For more information on the program, bands and times, pick up the brochure in the Kaiserslautern Tourist Information Office next to the Fruchthalle, in local restaurants or at other official institutions. Several streets will be closed to traffic. For details about the fest and parking possibilities, visit www. kaiserslautern.de.

‘Ammo Shack’ offers fun alternatives at Miesau Kaserne. Miesau’s books were donated to students in Rwanda’s capital, Kigali. Since then, little was done with the former library, adjacent to the depot’s education center. ntil recently, Pfc. This February, Soldiers set to Patrick Stone, a work, renovating the space into personnel clerk something akin to a “Warrior at 212th Combat Zone,” the Family and Morale, Support Hospital, Welfare and Recreation cenhad nowhere to go ters seen at Rhine Ordnance for a little fun. Barracks and Sembach Then, the local junior Kaserne. enlisted council transformed Junior Soldiers from the Miesau Ammo Depot’s empty 212th CSH offered ideas and library into the ultimate hang did much of the work themout spot — now dubbed the selves. Some FMWR volun“Ammo Shack.” Dozens of teers, working in their spare troops attended the opening time, helped paint and decorate. Monday. The garrison’s FMWR program “We had absolutely nothing Pfc. Mario Avent, 212th Combat Support Hospital, plays foosball with fellow Soldiers during the opening of the donated furniture and other “Ammo Shack” Monday on Miesau Ammo Depot. before this,” Stone said. “Now, items, bringing life to the projwe actually have a place to relax, watch movies, Army post in Landstuhl. Other than a gym and a ect, said Spc. Jonathan Wright, the council presiplay games, play pool, and meet up with other shoppette, there isn’t much else for Soldiers at the dent. Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers also Soldiers.” depot other than worksites and storage buildings. contributed time and resources. Earlier this year, 212th CSH leaders formed the In May 2012, U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern “I used to be a single Soldier,” Wright said. “I council to brainstorm a morale project for Soldiers closed the library, shifting resources to Landstuhl’s hope it gives them what I wanted when I was single: on the post, roughly eight miles west of the nearest Wilson Barracks and Kaiserslautern’s Kleber a place to feel comfortable and relax.” Story and photo by Sgt. 1st Class Randall W. Jackson 30th Medical Command Public Affairs

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Fr EVENTS Edward Munch exhibition Fri, Jul 5 – Sun, Oct 6 Stuttgart, Staatsgalerie See the magnificent exhibition of Edward Munch’s paintings on the occasion of his 150th birthday at the Staatsgalerie Stuttgart until October 6. The Norwegian painter is well known for his painting ‘The Scream’ and the recurring topic ‘women as mystery’ in his art. For more info see www.staatsgalerie.de. Vinegar tasting and cellar tour Sat, Jul 6 Venningen, Doktorenhof On April 6 at noon you can experience a special vinegar tasting session in old cellar rooms by candlelight at the vinegar winery ‘Doktorenhof’ in Venningen (one hour from Kaiserslautern). Discover the unique chamber of herbs, taste exclusive vinegars and enjoy specialties like vinegar pralines and sourdough bread. Have you found something so delicious that you will never want to go without? Don’t forget to visit the specialty shop. Tickets are €25. For registration contact cathrin.wiedemann@doktorenhof.de. Skate session for kids Sat, Jul 6 Kaiserslautern Take part in the 10th Skate Session in Kaiserslautern on July 6 from 11 am at the Skatepark Wilhelmstraße. The program, which is the start of the summer holiday program for children, will provide live bands, food, drinks and competitions with great prizes. Register at the skate shop 540 FIVEFORTYY, Richard-WagnerStraße 2 or via shop@fiveforty.de. Rhine in flames Sat, Jul 6 Rüdesheim - Bingen Each year, thousands are enchanted by Rhein in Flammen (Rhine in flames). This festival when more than 50 illuminated ships sail along a 10km stretch of the Rhine, ending with incredible fireworks displays in both cities. Buy a ticket to one of the boats or walk along the Rhine and stop at one of several wine booths along the way. For more information and tickets contact the Tourist information bureau Rüdesheim, 06722-906150.

Whisky tasting Sat, Jul 6 Ludwigshafen, EXILIA, Rathauscenter Visit the delicatessen shop EXILIA at the Rathauscenter (town hall center) in Ludwigshafen for a Whisky tasting session, July 6 at 6 pm. Taste selected Whiskies and listen to interesting facts about its development from medicine to a stimulant. For more info and registration contact the organizer via info@elixia-lu.de or 0621-59299204.  Sunday shopping Sun, Jul 7 Zweibrücken, The Style Outlets Enjoy a special Sunday at the Style Outlets in Zweibrücken from 1 pm to 6 pm, July 7. Sunday shopping days in Germany are rare and the Style Outlets add a twist to the standard Sunday shopping event. This place is all about clothes, shoes, accessories and lifestyle. In this shopping center, which looks more like a little city, more than 100 brands like Armani, Calvin Klein, Adidas and Swarovski are offered. For more information see www.zweibrucken.thestyleoutlets.de. Family festival Sun, Jul 7 Frankenstein, Castle Enjoy the ‘Familien-Geisterfest’ (family ghost festival) at the Burg Frankenstein on July 7 from 11 am to 5.30 pm. Children can enjoy the castle as a playground with a huge variety of activities while parents can taste specialties from the historic castle kitchen. Adults pay €3, children €1.50. For more info in German see www.frankenstein-restaurant.de. Spanish night Thu, Jul 11 Mainz, Restaurant Besitos The series of special Spanish nights ‘Baleares especiales’ will start on July 11 at the restaurant Besitos in Mainz. Classic dishes such as Paella, seafood and the famous tapas will be served as well as Spanish wines and beers. Besides this you have the chance to win a night with your friends at the restaurant. For more info in German see www.besitos.de. 103rd Brezelfest Thu, Jul 11 – Tue, Jul 16 Speyer, Festplatz and City center Dress up in your Dirndl (traditional cos-

tume) or Lederhosen (leather trousers) and come to the traditional Brezelfest (pretzel festival) in Speyer’s city center, from July 11 to 16 starting at 4 pm. The 103 year old festival will once again woo visitors with a huge variety of fairground rides, concerts, activities and of course pretzel specialties. For more info in German and the entire program see www.brezelfest-speyer.de. Wine festival Fri, Jul 12 Hochheim, City center The 64th wine festival in Hochheim will take place from July 12 to 15 starting at 5 pm with a program for children. For four days, local wine growers and restaurants will present their specialties while bands perform on different stages in the city center. The festival will end with a huge fireworks display on Monday evening. For more info in German see www. hochheim-feiert.de. CONCERTS Jazz festival Fri, Jun 28 – Sun, Jun 30 Bingen, various locations Take part in the Jazz festival ‘Bingen Swingt’ from June 28 to 30. See more than 30 international bands, playing music from ragtime to modern jazz, on eight open air stages all over the city. For more information in German, the detailed program and tickets from €12 see www. bingen.de. 4th July party with Korn concert Thu, Jul 4 Wiesbaden, Clay Kaserne Enjoy the special 4th July party with concerts by the band Korn and the special supporting act Love and Death. The doors at the Sports and Fitness Center at Clay Kaserne in Wiesbaden will open at 7 pm and thanks to Armed Forces Entertainment the event is free. For more info see www.kornrow.com or www.wiesbaden. armymwr.com. Bruce Springsteen Fri, Jul 5 Mönchengladbach, Borussia-Park See one of the legendary concerts by Bruce Springsteen, the Boss, at the Borussia-Park in Mönchengladbach on

July 5 at 7 pm. His latest album ‘Wrecking Ball’ ranked number one in five countries, including the States and Germany. Find more information and tickets from €80.90 at www.eventim.de. Castle festival Fri, Jul 5 – Sat, Jul 20 Burg Neuleiningen Visit this year’s Burgsommer (castle summer) in Neuleiningen with a reggae and rock music program from July 5 to 20, starting at 8 pm. See concerts by Marla Glen, Queen Kings and many more inside the old castle walls on three weekends until July 20. More info in German and tickets are available at www.zellkultur-zellertal.de. Manfred Mann’s Earth Band Sat, Jul 6 Lohsheim am See, Stausee See Manfred Mann’s Earth Band playing their music live at the Eventgelände (event area) Stausee in Lohsheim am See on July 6 from 5 pm. Together with special guests such as Barclay James Harvest and some cover bands the ClassicRock-Day will be celebrated. More info and tickets from €36.90 are available at www.eventim.de. Musical summer Sat, Jul 6 Rockenhausen, Schlosspark The Musikalischer Sommer (musical summer) will start on July 6 with a mix of concerts and activities for children involving drums at 4 pm at the Schlosspark. At 8 pm the Radio Brass Saar will hold a concert with musical pieces from different genres, while the Schlosshotel provides snacks and drinks at the beautiful park. For more information in German and the entire program see www.rockenhausen.de. SPORTS American football Sat, Jun 29 Kaiserslautern, Schulzentrum Süd See a home game of the Pikes senior football team on June 29 starting at 3.30 pm at their home field at the Schulzentrum Süd, Kaiserslautern. The match of the second league in the South will be against the Allgäu Comets. For more information in German see www.pikesnet.de.

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

Performing arts

Pfalztheater Kaiserslautern: • “Aida,” a musical by Elton John and Tim Rice, 7:30 p.m. today, Thursday and July 5, and 6 p.m. Sunday. • “Cosi fan tutte,” an opera by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday; and last performance: 3 p.m. July 7 (child care available). • “Tod in Venedig,” Death in Venice, an opera by Benjamin Britten, in English, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and July 6. For details, call 0631-3675-209 or visit www.pfalztheater.de. Kammgarn Kaiserslautern: Summer break through Aug. 16. For details on the new program, visit www.kammgarn.de. Stiftskirche Kaiserslautern: • “A Little Market Music” with the guitar ensemble Alon Wallach, noon Saturday. Kaiserslautern, Volkspark (duck pond on Donnersberger Strasse): • Big Band of Fachhochschule Kaiserslautern performs swing, rock, funk and Latin-American music for free, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday. Bistro serves food and beverages. An adventure playground is next to area. 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.

Tickets cost €6 to €9. For details and ticket reservations, visit www.freilichtspieleCourtesy photo katzweiler.de. City fest in Mannheim Otterberg, Abbey Mannheim sponsors its annual city fest today to Sunday. The festival starts at 2 p.m. today, Church: 10 a.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. Sunday. Various live bands will perform on five stages. The fest • Soloists, the Dom features plenty of children’s activities and an arts and crafts market. For more information, Chor Speyer and the visit www.mannheimer-stadtfest.de. Luxembourg Chamber Orchestra present “Messiah,” an oratorio by Georg Friedrich Händel, For more information, visit in English, 4 p.m. Sunday. Tickets cost €20. For www.japanischergarten.de. reservations, call 06301-31504. • Kaiserslautern, University, summer fest, starts Bildhaus Music Club, Hahnbacherhof (near with children’s activities 3 p.m.; musical program 67701 Schallodenbach): begins 5 p.m. More than 30 stands offer food and • Guitar excellence with Martin Haberer perbeverages. For details, visit www.asta.uni-kl.de. forming own classical, jazz, blues, flamenco • Siegelbach, adventure day at the zoo with free compositons, 8:30 p.m. July 6. Visit guided tours, falconer show, children’s activities, www.bildhaus-krueger.de/termine for details. 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sunday. Bad Dürkheim, Römerplatz: • Bann, Marktplatz, village fest, Saturday and • The band Late Lounge presents pop, jazz and Sunday. swing, 7 p.m. July 11 during the stop&listen series, • Schopp, village fest with farmers’ market, which continues every other Thursday until Saturday and Sunday. Aug. 22. • Miesau, public swimming pool, game fest, English Theatre, Gallusanlage 7, Frankfurt: Sunday. • “Good People,” a play by Pulitzer Prize win• Saarbrücken, old town fest, today to Sunday. ner David Lindsay-Abaire, to July 5. Performances • Landstuhl, Hauptstrasse 35, gallery Atelier 35, are 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays to Saturdays, and 6 p.m. American artist Jerry Ceglia presents his art works, Sundays. today to July 26. Opening reception 6 to 9 p.m. today, For more information, visit • Kaiserslautern, old town fest, July 5 to 7 (read www.english-theatre.org. article on Page 26). Nationaltheater Mannheim, Am Goetheplatz: • Bruchmühlbach, summer fest, July 5 to 8. • “Othello,” a dance by Kevin O’Day based on • Niedermohr, village carnival, July 6 to 8. the book by William Shakespeare, 5 p.m. Saturday. • Reichenbach-Steegen, village carnival in • “Der kleine Prinz,” a ballet by Dominique Reichen, July 6 to 8. Dumais, based on the book by Antoine de Saint• Pörrbach, village fest, July 7. Exupéry, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and July 20, 8 p.m. • Neustadt-Mussbach, wine fest, July 5 to 7. July 12 and 6 p.m. July 14. • Grosskarlbach (east of Grünstadt), vineyard • “Die Vier Jahreszeiten,” The Four Seasons, fest, July 6 and 7. a dance with and by Robert Glumbek and Kevin • Steinfeld (northeast of Bad Bergzabern), blueO’Day, 8 p.m. July 7. For details, visit www. berry crop and music fest, July 6 and 7. nationaltheatermannheim.de. • Kröv/Mosel, international traditional costume fest, July 5 to 8. Parade 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

Miscellaneous

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Messiah in English Singing soloists, the Dom Chor Speyer and the Luxembourg Chamber Orchestra present “Messiah,” an oratorio by Georg Friedrich Händel, in English at 4 p.m. Sunday in Otterberg’s Abbey Church. Tickets cost €20. For reservations, call the Otterberg tourist office at 06301-31504.

• Kaiserslautern, Gartenschau, open to Oct. 31. Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Special events: Nostalgia exhibition and art forum in exhibition hall, through Oct. 31. Sunday: Church service, 11 a.m. in willow church. New flower show “Warm – Cold,” opens 2 p.m. Sunday in flower show with Gartenschau Queen Jessica I and the band Present Art Collection. Brass music group Das Rennquintett presents a children’s concert 3 p.m. in the event hall. For more information, visit www.gartenschau-kl.de. • Kaiserslautern, Japanese Garden open daily 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., through Oct. 31.

Flea markets

• Kaiserslautern, Opel parking lot, Portal 4, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and June 15. • Bad Dürkheim, Saline (salt-works), 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and July 6, and 4 to 8 p.m. July 4. • Heidelberg, Messplatz, Kirchheimer Weg, Saturday. • Ramstein, Autokino, 4 to 8 p.m. July 5. • Kaiserslautern, Messeplatz, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 6. • Worms, Garten-Center Dehner, Mainzer Strasse 55, noon to 6 p.m. Saturdays. • Mannheim-Sandhofen, real Markt, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays.


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Family and MWR

H appenings kaiserslautern.armymwr.com

Special Events Nicole Frechette “Listen Here” Tour Family and MWR and Armed Forces Entertainment are bringing this free concert performance of singer, songwriter, and producer, Nicole Frechette to the Kazabra Club, July 5. The show starts at 9 p.m. with doors opening at 8 p.m. Seating is first come, first served and is open to all ID card holders and their guests ages 18 and older. The Kazabra Club is located in Vogelweh, Bldg. 2057.

Comedy Show featuring DL Hughley Enjoy an exciting night, July 17, of fun and laughter at Armstrong's Club! Family and MWR along with Armed Forces Entertainment are hosting this free show with the American actor, political commentator and stand-up comedian, DL Hughley! Show starts at 9 p.m. with doors opening at 8 p.m. Open to Military ID card holders and their guests, ages 18 and older. Seating is on a first come, first served basis. Recommended for mature audiences. Armstrong's Club, Vogelweh Housing, Bldg. 1036. For more information call 0631-354-9986.

Army Outdoor Recreation July Trip Schedule 3-7 4-7 4-7 4-7 4 4 4 4 6 6 7 7 12-14 12-15 13 13 13 13 14 14 14 19-21 20 20 20 20 21 21 21 26-29 27 27 27 28 28 28

PADI Open Water Diver Course,DE Austrian Alps Trout Fishing Weekend, AT Paris Weekend, FR Whitewater Rafting and Canyoning, AT Cologne Zoo, DE Disneyland Express, Paris, FR Trout Fishing, Borfink, DE Skydiving, Bitburg, DE Amsterdam Express, NL Prague Express, CZ Off Road Segway Ride, Pulaski Park Tongeren Antiques Market, BE Florence Express, IT North Sea Jazz Fest, Rotterdam, NL Canoe Trip, TBD Dachau Concentration Camp, DE Paris Express, FR Swiss Chocolate and Cheese Tasting,CH Dreamloops Hike - Schluchtenpfad, DE Gondwana Dinosaur Museum, DE Trout Fishing, DE Venice Express, IT Amsterdam Afterdark, NL Brussels Express, BE Disneyland Paris, FR Kaltenberg Knight's Tournament, DE Birding, TBD Fun Forest Ropes Course, Homburg, DE Skydiving, Bitburg, DE Whitewater Rafting and Canyoning, AT Europa Park, DE Interlaken Express, CH Salzburg Express, AT Dreamloops Hike - Lücknerweg, DE IMCOM-E Mountain Bike Race, DE Trout Fishing, Borfink, DE

$899 $389 $429 $299 $59/$39 $159/$99 $59/$39 $279 $89/$49 $99/$59 $69 $49 $169 $299+ $39/$29 $79/$49 $89/$49 $89/$79 $29 $39/$29 $59/$39 $179 $99 $69/$49 $159/$99 $129/$119 $29 $59/$29 $279 $299 $99/$89 $79/$49 $99/$59 $29 TBD $59/$39

The Sesame Street/USO Experience for Military Families

Arts & Crafts Center 2013 Army Arts and Crafts Contest This annual Crafts Contest is a juried competition of artwork for novice and accomplished artists. The Kaiserslautern Arts and Crafts Center is here to assist you in preparing contest submission photos, and to forward photos for regional and Army-wide competition. Entry submissions to the Region and Department of Army (DA) level will be digital jpg images of the work submitted in a web based program at: https://apps.imcom.army.mil/apptracmain (Note: All patrons must have an AKO account and password in order to access the site). Submissions are open until June 30. Contact the Kaiserslautern Arts & Crafts Center at Daenner Kaserne, Bldg. 3109, 483-6509 or 0631-411-6509 for more information.

Army Community Service Couples Communication Join Army Community Service Family Advocacy in this new 2 part series course being offered. Learn the keys to better communication, effective listening and understanding taught in a fun learning atmosphere. Take the stress out of your relationship by enrolling today. Classes take place every 1st and 2nd Thursday of the month from 5:30-7:30 p.m., Pulaski Barracks, Bldg. 2917. To register, call 0631-3406-4203.

Landstuhl Community Club Bruno's Pasta & Sandwich Bar Open daily! Lunch is open Mon. - Fri., 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Dinner is available Mon.-Sat., 5-10 p.m. For carry out, call 486-6107 or 06371-86-6107. Super Saturday Texas Hold 'Em Saturdays, registration 6 p.m., first deal 7 p.m.

Sesame Street and the USO are bringing the furry, fuzzy and friendly muppets to military families around the world.

July 24 & 25 3:30 p.m. & 6:30 p.m. *Doors open 30 minutes prior to showtime Seating will be first come, first served.

KMC Onstage Kleber Kaserne, Bldg. 3232

Program Highlights: Featuring Katie, a military kid on Sesame Street who is moving to a new place Free admission to military ID card holders and their dependents Mini-show and giveaways

Kaiserslautern FMWR

For tour information visit www.sesamestreet.org/TLC and www.uso.org or www.kaiserslautern.armymwr.com

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VACATION photos Photo by Jason Elftmann

Terri, Trevor and Trent Elftmann pose for a photo in San Vito Lo Capo, Sicily, May 27.

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.

Photo by Donald Fisher

Donald, Susanne, Donald Jr. and Jade Fisher pose for a photo April 9 at the Ear of Dionysius in the city of Syracuse on the island of Sicily. The Ear of Dionysius is an artificial limestone cave carved out of a hill.

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Kevin and Audrey Capps pose for a photo May 23 while vacationing in Athens, Greece.

Photo by Nathan Davis

Benjamin Davis poses for a photo at Mont Saint-Michel in Normandy, France.


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435th AGOW Sports Day Photos by Airman 1st Class Dymekre Allen

Airmen from the 435th Air Ground Operation Wing participate in sports day Monday on Ramstein. The mission of the 435th AGOW is to rapidly establish expeditionary airfield operations and communications while integrating across the full spectrum of conflict and provide combat support and training.

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Safe swimming

Photo by Airman 1st Class Hailey Haux

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 0631-34064516/4122, or the Landstuhl One Stop Shop, Bldg. 3810, at 486-8943 or 06371-86-8943.

Cody Mitchell, Ramstein Aquatics Center head lifeguard, stands watch and keeps an eye on the swimmers June 20 on Ramstein. Lifeguards watch patrons to ensure they are safe and following the pool rules.

Summer soccer camps

The Child, Youth and School Services SKIESUnlimited program will be running one-week summer soccer camps until Aug. 16 with professional soccer coaches. Camps are for children ages 3 to 18. Camps are held on Pulaski Barracks and Landstuhl Post. Specific times and locations vary. Camps will be divided by age and skill level. Participants should pack a lunch, water and snacks each day. To register, contact Parent Central Services, Bldg. 2898 on Pulaski Barracks, at 493-4516/4122 or 06313406-4516/4122, or the Landstuhl One Stop Shop, Bldg. 3810, at 486-8943 or 06371-86-8943.

Gone Fishin’

The Child, Youth and School Services EDGE! program offers a fishing course Aug. 7 and 21. The course for students in first through fifth grades takes place from 4 to 5 p.m., and from 5 to 6 p.m. for students in sixth to 12th grades. Youth will learn fundamental fishing skills, including knot tying, casting, baiting the hook and basic German fishing laws. This activity also instructs on wildlife appreciation and different varieties of freshwater fish found throughout Germany. Cost is $20. For details and to register, call Parent Central Services, Bldg. 2898 on Pulaski Barracks, at 493-4516/4122 or 0631-34064516/4122, or the Landstuhl One Stop Shop, Bldg. 3810, at 486-8943 or 06371-86-8943.

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

Photo by Linda Steil

Track and field clinic Kaiserslautern-based Soldiers from Warrior Transition Battalion Europe took part in a track and field clinic June 12 in Wiesbaden. Another clinic was also held June 10 in Vilseck. Soldiers from Warrior Transition units in Vilseck, Bamberg, Schweinfurt and Wiesbaden also participated in the daylong events lead by Olympic coach Stewart Togher. Each year, the Army selects 50 wounded warriors from across the service to compete in swimming, biking, seated volleyball, wheelchair basketball and track and field events during the Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, Colo.

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 information 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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NOW SHOWING Gateway Cineplex (Ramstein)

Monsters University 3D (G) 11:30 a.m., 2:15 p.m., 5 p.m., 7:45 p.m. World War Z (PG-13) 11 a.m., 1:45 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:15 p.m., 10 p.m. Fast & Furious 6 (R) 9:45 p.m. SATURDAY - Monsters University 3D (G) 11:30 a.m., 2:15 p.m., 5 p.m., 7:45 p.m. World War Z (PG-13) 11 a.m., 1:45 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:15 p.m., 10 p.m. Fast & Furious 6 (R) 9:45 p.m. SUNDAY Monsters University 3D (G) 11:30 a.m., 2:15 p.m., 5 p.m., 7:45 p.m. World War Z (PG-13) 11 a.m., 1:45 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:15 p.m. Fast & Furious 6 (R) 7:30 p.m. MONDAY - Monsters University 3D (G) 11:30 a.m., 2:15 p.m., 5 p.m., 7:45 p.m. World War Z (PG-13) 11 a.m., 1:45 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:15 p.m. Fast & Furious 6 (R) 11 a.m., 5 p.m. Hangover Part 3 (R) 2:15 p.m., 8 p.m. TUESDAY - Monsters University (G) 11:30 a.m., 2:15 p.m., 5 p.m., 7:45 p.m. World War Z (PG-13) 11 a.m., 1:45 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:15 p.m. Fast & Furious 6 (R) 11 a.m., 5 p.m. Hangover Part 3 (R) 2:15 p.m., 8 p.m. WEDNESDAY - Monsters University 3D (G) 11:30 a.m., 2:15 p.m., 5 p.m., 7:45 p.m. World War Z (PG-13) 11 a.m., 1:45 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:15 p.m. Fast & Furious 6 (R) 11 a.m., 5 p.m. Hangover Part 3 (R) 2:15 p.m., 8 p.m. THURSDAY - Monsters University 3D (G) 11:30 a.m., 1:45 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:15 p.m. World War Z (PG-13) 11 a.m., 1:45 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7 p.m. Fast & Furious 6 (R) 11 a.m., 5 p.m. Hangover Part 3 (R) 2:15 p.m. TODAY -

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FRI JUNE 28 - WED JULY 03 In 3D: Man Of Steel (PG13)Fri & Sat 22:00 In 3D: Monster University (G)Fri 15:45, 17:45, 20:00, Sat & Sun 13:30, 15:45, 17:45, 20:00, Mon - Wed 16:00, 18:00, 20:30 In 2D: Man Of Steel (PG13)Fri 16:45, 19:45, Sat & Sun 13:30, 16:30, 19:30, Mon - Wed 17:00, 20:00 Star Trek: Into Darkness (PG13)Fri 15:45, Sat & Sun 13:30, Mon - Wed 16:00 The Heat (R)Fri 15:45, 18:00, 20:15, 22:30, Sat 13:30,15:45, 18:00, 20:15, 22:30, Sun 13:30, 15:45, 18:00, 20:15, Mon - Wed 16:00, 18:15, 20:30 World War Z (PG13)- Fri 15:45, 18:00, 20:15, 22:30, Sat 13:30, 15:45, 18:00, 20:15, 22:30, Sun 13:30, 15:45, 18:00, 20:15, Mon & Tue 16:00, 18:15, 20:30, Wed 16:00, 18:15 For showtimes of Thur JULY 04,call 06371937 037 or see www.broadwaykino.com/kmc

Galaxy Theater (Vogelweh) TODAY Man of Steel (PG-13) 7 p.m. SATURDAY - The Big Wedding (R) 4 p.m. Scary Movie 5 (PG-13) 7 p.m. SUNDAY Pain and Gain (R) 4 p.m. Editor’s note: Schedules and synopses are provided by the Army and Air Force Exchange Service. Movie times and dates are subject to change by the individual theaters. Please check with the theater to ensure accuracy.

At The Movies

Visit www.kaiserslauternamerican.com/movies.php for details Don and Ellie Griffin are once again forced to play the happy couple for the sake of their adopted son’s wedding. With all of the wedding guests looking on, the Griffins are hilariously forced to confront their past, present and future - and hopefully avoid killing each other in the process. Starring Robert De Niro and Diane Keaton. Monsters University (G) — Mike Wazowski and James P. Sullivan are an inseparable pair, but that wasn’t always the case. From the moment these two mismatched monsters met they couldn’t stand each other. “Monsters University” unlocks the door to how Mike and Sulley overcame their differences and became the best of friends. Starring Billy Crystal and John Goodman. The Big Wedding (R) — “The Big Wedding” is an uproarious romantic comedy about a modern family trying to survive a weekend wedding celebration that has the potential to become a full blown family fiasco. To the amusement of their adult children and friends, long divorced couple

World War Z (PG-13) — The story revolves around United Nations employee Gerry Lane, who traverses the world in a race against time to stop the zombie pandemic that is toppling armies and governments and threatening to decimate humanity itself. Starring Brad Pitt and Mireille Enos.

Puzzle courtesy of http://thinks.com/

ACROSS 1 Forfeiture 5 Multiple choice choices 9 Unkempt sort 13 Minute amount 14 Historical memento 16 Hokkaido native 17 Irish club 19 Bridle strap 20 Right ___ 21 Goner 23 Costly 25 Pixie 26 Batman’s sidekick 29 Silhouette 31 Joie de vivre 32 Cookbook amt. 33 Get even for 36 Atmosphere 37 Term of endearment 39 Completely 40 Highly ornamented style 42 French refusal 43 Give the cold shoulder 44 Guacamole ingredient 46 Davis or Midler 47 Thin pancakes 48 Easy pace 50 City on the Arno 52 Choice word 56 Golfer Sandy 57 Make a mosaic 59 Concept 60 Slow mover 61 Cupid’s counterpart 62 Annoying type 63 Failures 64 Cost of occupation DOWN 1 One of the Simpsons 2 Sounds of awe 3 Commotion 4 Crusaders’ foe 5 Fight site 6 Loudness unit 7 Attired 8 Summary

9 Canned fish 10 Officer 11 Temporarily put aside 12 Hogwash 15 Sky pilot 18 Claim on property 22 Get-up-and-go 24 American Beauty, e.g. 26 Back part 27 Mixture 28 Venetian boat songs 30 Turn over 32 Say’s worth 34 Excessive supply 35 Hamburg’s river 37 Range 38 Horn sound 41 Gorge 43 Homesteader 45 Go up 46 Recipe directive 47 Bonnie’s partner 49 Country dances 50 Gymnastics move 51 Biblical birthright seller 53 Rabbit’s kin 54 School on the Thames 55 Breathing spell 58 Comic Caesar

Solutions to the June 21 puzzle


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3BR Apt. near Vogelweh in Schopp, fireplace, garden, 164 qm, rent 1070€/130€ fixed for heating+garage/ 70€ est. for water/ garbage, call 01709040578 Apartment for rent, 150 squ. meters, 4 bedrooms, livingroom, dining-rm, kitchen + bathroom and patio + balcony. Very quiet, 1 mile from hospital. 830 Euro rent + utilites. Phone: 06371-2688 or 0637118637 Apt 10 min RAB 80 sqm 2br 1livrm 1bath + guest WC stor BIK balc 1 cpks avail now €520 + util 0170-7369018 Apt in Schwedelbach, 3 miles to Airbase, 90sqm, 2BR, 2 bathrooms, livrm, dinrm, kitchen, large terrace, large lawn, large garden, bbq site, €500+util, phone: 06304-919172 Apt in Steinwenden in new House 115sqm 2BR bath guest WC BIK liv/din rm storage balc basmt carpk €730 +utl 06371-51894 or 06371-57358 Apt Kindsbach Haydnstr. 2 (next to Mozartstr.), 80sqm bath BIK 2BR flr-heat €450 +util 0637160764 or 0171-7121861 Apt Kottweiler-Schw. 6,8km to RAB, RAM school bus distr., 114sqm, unfurn, 3BR, liv/din rm, new BIK w/dishwasher, extra fridge, bath, balc, wooden flrs, compl new renov, attic, car park, no pets, DSL, AFN sat, €735 +utl + lrg garage w/elect. door op. €40, 06371-52132 leave msg or 0179-5415239 Beautiful newer 3big BR Apt 150sqm in Wörsbach quiet village walk-in-closet BIK 2baths stor balc laundry liv/dinrm dbl carport. €900+utl 063087986 Close to Landstuhl Great apt. Available now in very quiet area rent € 1.175,-- RE/MAX Dreamhomes 4 U, Landstuhl, Kaiserstr. 4, Tel. 01704116990 Info-landstuhl@ remax.de First occupation after renovation, Altstadt Landstuhl, approx 150sqm liv space, 3BR, huge and bright living area w/ open BIK, Bath, WC, 2 storage rooms, access to outdoor terrace, elevator, no pets.1030 + util. Phone: 0631316 8413 Furn nice quiet Apt, 1BR, liv, BIK, bathrm, AFN, garden, 15min to RAB, €660 all incl, 06308-1346

Ramstein - Beautiful, neat & quiet attic Apt, 2BR 96sqm, 1.5bath, BIK, lg liv/din, balc, stor, cpk, ideal for sgl pers in queit area, €590+utl + 2 months rents 06371-52807

10 min to RAB: 4 Bed, 2 Baths, beautiful log house, 190 sqm living space, free 1.July, garden, carport € 1300,-- RE/MAX Dreamhomes 4 U, Landstuhl, Kaiserstr. 4 tel: 01704116990 email RE/MAX Ramstein, nice renovated apt, Dreamhomes 4 U, Landstuhl, Kai2BR, Bath, guest WC, BIK, big serstr. 4, Tel. 01704116990 wolf livrm, 2 storerooms, ca 95sqm, no gang.wiedmann@remax.de dogs, €530+util 06303-983078 or 15 min Ramstein Base, nice houmicgim@me.com ses, 180/220 sqm, 5-6 BDR, 2,5

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Two well maintained, comp. Furn, apts 100sqm and 50 sqm, avail now, fast cable internet, Long/short term in Kindsbach, Tel: 06371-2209 Very nice Apt in Hohenecken, 3bedr, livrm, kitchen w/kitchenette, bath, balc, 100sqm, €600, Tel:0631/470116/0163/7720095 Weilerbach 2BR BIK bath storagerm basem carpk balc floor heating 80sqm €500 +util avail now Call 06374-1436 or 0179-2448400

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Hohenecken Lg Apt 3BR liv/din BIK 1.5bath balc laundry stor cpks 2 basm new renov quiet no pets €650+utl 06301-9263 or 0176-96720310 Hohenecken new Apt 130sqm 5min to Vog 4rms 1.5baths BIK terr no pets €870+utl ideal for couples/singles 0176-20569216 Hohenecken new Apt 130sqm 5min to Vog 4rms 1.5baths BIK terr no pets €870+utl ideal for couples/singles 0176-20569216 Landstuhl Exquisite private furnished flat 180 SQM 2nd fl. 3 bed room 1,5 bath. €1200 01624747120, off-base.com Large Apt Schwedelbach. 3miles to airbase, 190sqm, 5BR, 2baths, livingrm, kitchen w/ electric appliances, balc, garage, basement, attic, lrg garden, barbecue site, 980 rent +util Phone: 06304919272 Mehling lrg apt, 120sqm 2BR, liv/ dinrm, BIK, 1.5baths, utilrm, part furn, lrg balc, garden, SAT/AFN, flr heating, €700, Call: 063036691 or 0176-70501800 Near Weilerbach 15min to Ramstein or Kaiserslautern 105sqm, green area, 3BR, brand new BIK, big new bathrm, garden, yard, storage rm, very nice location, rent €900 incl util Please call: 063087799 or 0173-30 34 862 Nice apartment 164 m², 8 km to Landstuhl, 12 km to RAB, 3 BR, 2 Baths, Liv/Din-Room w. fireplace, Patio, Garage, Pets allowed, Rent: 1120 Euro + util., Avail: July 1, 2013. Reduced fee!For more info contact G.I. Bill Pay Service & Real Estate, 0160-1065196 or 06371-465407, e-mail:ramstein@gi billpay.com Nice big new building, 160sqm! 20min from RAB, furnished, ground flr, 4BR, w/ 1 ½ baths & BIK. 2 outdr terraces w/ BBQ., excellent view of German countryside. Garden & side walk are maintained by landlord. Pets are welcome. 0151-54607136 / 01717471766 Nice Exclusiv Apt. in a quiet Area, 7 Rooms, Big BIK, Bath with Whirlpool, Toilet, Fireplace, 2Balcony, furnished Dinnrm and Bedroom, Floorheat, DSL-Internet, AFN, Garage, 200qm, incl. Utilities.No Findersfee €1080 063847067 or 01638150865 - mi chaelx-xbraun@web.de Queidersbach, nice Apt. 3 bedr. liv/dinrm, BIK, open fireplace, 2.5 baths, 2 balcony, Garage, 155 sqm, 1.040,00 € + util. Call Hartmann Realty 06371/912591 Rodenbach: Fully furnished Apt, 2BR/1BA, bik, € 50,-/Day incl util 06371/943310 www.GermaWildImmobilien.de

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22 min. to either Ramstein or Baumholder: 6-7 bedr., 3 bath, very nice kitchen, floor heat, open fire, garage, â‚Ź 1.700,-- + util., I.B.u. Immobilienservice Thomas SouriĂ&#x;eaux 06374 995694 Tho mas.sx@t-online.de

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15 min Ramstein Airbase in 66904 BrĂźcken, freestanding house (2005), 177sqm, 3BR, 2baths, liv/din area w/open BIK (+pantry), fire place, laundry, tiled/laminate floors, floorheat, garage+storage, +1 carpark, fenced garden, terrace, balcony, pets o.k., no fee.school bus to RAB stops in BrĂźcken, â‚Ź1270 rent, utilities:water 30â‚Ź per pers/month, garbage 20â‚Ź/month, garage 50â‚Ź, heating maintenance 20â‚Ź/month, deposit 2 month's rent. Tel.: 0177/ 2547847 1FH in Saalstadt 10min to LRMC/ 20 min to RAB 190sqm+100sqm usable space 880sqm lot garage park-spot 2stories 5BR 2.5bath liv/din rm BIK studio under roof yard â‚Ź1350+utl+1mo dep+â‚Ź60 garage, avail now Tel. 017638537787 or 01578-7831179

200sqm free-stand house +2 garages in Herschberg, close to Landstuhl-hospital, floor-heat, big yard, E1460, Immo T. Tel: 06371-1806299 or 0151-57727850 016096096498 www.ramst-churchofchrist.com Sunday Bible Class 10 a.m. Sunday Worship 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Wednesday Bible Class 7 p.m. /DQGVWXKOHU6WUD‰H‡5DPVWHLQ9LOODJH

KMC Assembly of God Church

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128sqm, 3levels, sep.lounge, dining, large kitch 3bedr 1bath sep.toil garage parkgarden caretaker inc. â‚Ź1150+75ut 00436643439393 guntherwenko@ hotmail.com

June 28, 2013 250sqm Freest 1Fam. Home Reichenbach-Steegen, 5BR, 2BIK 3baths ₏1400+util 0151-17982373 274sqm fs home KL-Hohenecken 15min RAB, 4min to Vogelweh 8br 4ba bik dr lr gar gdn nice aera + direct acess to forest pics:www.hwkl.de 2000₏+util. Av. August call $2000 015730815455 5 Bedrm House in Hoeheinoed, Built-in Kitchen, 2-3 Baths, Fireplace, 2 Garages, Basement, Yard, Patio, 2 Balconys (20min to Vogelweh, 10min to Landstuhl, 20min to Ramstein) Avail 20.07, Rent 2000 Euro + Util Mail: d.betz@web.de 66909 Quirnbach, Mßhlstr. 3, House for rent, 134sqm, 2parking spaces, 15min from RAB, 3bdrm, kitch liv/dinrm, bathrm, shower rm, laundry, storage rm, balcony ₏940+util No realtor fee Call 06371-5054 Beautiful freestanding house w. In-Law-Suite in K'lautern, new built, 320 m², 5-6 BR, 1 BIK, 2 Liv/ Din, Storage, Garage, Yard, Patio, Balcony, Gas-Floor-Heating, Electric blinds, Pets neg., Avail:July, 2013, Rent: approx. 2545 Euro incl garage + util.For more information please contact G.I. Bill Pay Service & Real Estate: 06371465407 or 0160-1065196 or ram stein@gibillpay.com, www.gibill pay.com/realestate

A must see modern & futuristic home 25 km to RAB, 230 m² FSH w. occupied separate ground level floor apartment, 2 BR, 2.5 Baths, BIK, Pantry, Liv/Din, Storage, Studio, Patio, Balcony, Carport, Floor-Heating, No pets, Avail:July 1,2013, Rent: 1725 Euro (incl. carport) + util. For more information please contact G.I. Bill Pay Service & Real Estate: 06371465407 or 0160-1065196 or ram stein@gibillpay.com, www.gibill pay.com/realestate Airbase: 15min: Bruchmuehlbach: new luxurious house, 273 sqm 5 br, firepl, open floorpl, big yard 2190,-; Hermersberg, brand new 300 sqm house, 5 br, E 2300,-;Weilerbach: great, huge 6 br dplx, w.i.closets, floorh, , gar yard, 1900,-;Schrollbach: 259 sqm, 5 br, dpx, yard gar, E1900,-; Henschtal: very nice 225 sqm house 5 br, 3 bath, floorh, fenced yard E1600,-; Weltersbach: 4 br, family- r, 3 baths, gar , E 1720,-; Spesbach 5 br , dplx yard, gar E 1700,-; Ramstein: townh, 3 br, 2 gar E 1000,- ;JR Realty.- reduced fee -ph: 01703159692 or jrreal tykmc@yahoo.com Available with GP Residences:Nice Ramstein house, close to base, 4 BR, 2.5 baths, bik, liv/din rm, fire place oven, patio, balcony, garage, ₏1,180. Great Bruchmßhlbach House, 6 BR, 3 baths, nice bik, liv/din rm, good size yard, patio, storage, 2garages, ₏1,680. Beautiful, Bavarian Style House in Vogelbach, 6 BR, 2 baths, large bik with dining corner, liv/din rm with fire place oven, garage, great yard and view, storage, ₏1,850. New Miesau house, quiet street, 6 BR, liv/ din rm, 3 baths, nice bik, garage, balcony, ₏2,200. Largely reduced fees, call 0162-4131-878 or 06372-3211 or email: gpresi dences@gmx.net. Beautiful FSH with In-Law-Suite in Otterbach, 6km to KL & 15km to RAB, 225 m², 4 BR, 3Baths, 2 Liv/Din, 2 BIK, Laundry-Room, Storage, Pantry, Yard, Balcony, Pets allowed, Avail: Now, Rent: 1700 Euro + util. For more info call G.I. Bill Pay Service & Real Estate.Tel.:06371/465407 or 01601065196, e-mail;ramstein@gibill pay.com, for more listings view: www.gibillpay.com/real estate Beautiful house (265 sqm) 8 km from Ramstein, Ramstein school district, 2 living rooms, 2 dining rooms, 6 bedrooms, 2 kitchens, 3 bathrooms, attic, garage, sunroom, ask for Inge ₏1430 home: 06383/5536, cell: 0176/25115008 Beautiful houses for rent in various locations and rental prices. For example in Otterbach, Miesau and Niederkirchen. Reduced Finders´s Fee! For more information please contact us at 06371465407 or 0160-1065196. Email: ramstein@gibillpay.com. For more listings and details, please visit our website: www.gibillpay.com/ realestate Brßcken, freest. garage, 2BR, 210sqm, ₏1300, Immobilien Hauschild Tel: 06373-505600 Enkenbach FSH, 6 BDR, 3 baths, double garage, nice yard, rent ₏1910, Reduced Fee, ZIAI DZ Immobilien 01276823232


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HOUSES FOR RENT Beautiful spacious house in Ramstein school district, 20 km to RAB, 350 m²,6 BR, 3 Baths, 2 Liv/ Din, 1 Studio, Basement, DoubleGarage, Oil-Floor-Heating, Large yard, 2 Balconies, Patio, Fireplace, Avail:August 2013, Pets negotiable, Rent: 2740 Euro + util.Reduced fee!For more information please contact G.I. Bill Pay Service & Real Estate: 06371465407 or 0160-1065196 or ram stein@gibillpay.com, www.gibill pay.com/realestate Duplex in Weselberg (near Landstuhl, Ramstein & Vogelweh) House w/ 105 sqm living space: 1 living room, 1 kitchen & dining area, 3BR, 1 bathrm, attic & a big garden. €900 + util. Phone: 06333 - 980228 Duplex-Half 268 m² in Ramstein school district, 5-6 BR, 2 Baths + 2WC, BIK, Lin/Din, Storage, Basement, 2 Garages, Balcony, FloorHeating, no pets, Rent: 2000 Euro + util., Avail: Now. For more information please contact G.I. Bill Pay Service & Real Estate: 06371465407 or 0160-1065196 or ram stein@gibillpay.com, www.gibill pay.com/realestate Enjoy the comfort of this charming home, 10 km to RAB, 196 m²,2-3 BR, 1.5 Baths, BIK, LivingRoom, Storage, Double-Garage, Floor-Heating, Yard, Fireplace, Pets neg., Avail:now, Rent:1520 Euro incl. garage.Reduced fee. For more info call G.I. Bill Pay Service & Real Estate. Tel.:06371/ 465407 or 0160-1065196, email;ramstein@gibillpay.com, for more listings view: www.gibill pay.com/realestate Eulenbis next to Weilerbach: 270 m² livingsp 5 bedr, 3 bathr, livingr kitchen, Great View, open firepl, garage, € 1870,--RE/MAX Dreamhomes 4 U, Landstuhl, Kaiserstr. 4 Tel: 01704116990 email wolf gang.wiedmann@remax.de Eulenbis: no Fee house. 1200 €, 5 bdr, 1 lvr, 1 eat in kitchen, 1 office, 2 bath, 220 sqm, send informations + pictures by: bisons@bi sons.de Call Hanns: 06374-1576 €1200 06374-1576, Hanns-Josef@ t-online.de Family house in Ramstein for rent, 168sqm, 5min to RAB, schoolbus stop infront of house. New kitchen, liv/dinrm w/ open fireplace, lrg hallway, storagerm, bath w/shower, 3BR, balc, 2 carports, no pets. lrg garage and garden house €1295 + €60 garage. Tel. 06371-58426 Farmhouse-style FSH: completely renovated in picturesque village, 10 mins from LRMC, RAB 20 mins. 200sqm, 4 bed, 2 bath, BIK, exclusive fittings, hardwood floors, gas heating. Available now. Rent 1500 euros + ut. KKA Immobilien, call Melinda 0172/6855976 or email melindakka@aol.com Fockenberg - Limbach, 1FHS 5BR large liv/dinrm w/fire-pl 2.5bath BIK 236sqm terr garden, quiet area, 2cpks €1620 +util avail now Call: 06543-2364 or 01755293836

Kaiserslautern American For single/couple, 5min to RAB duplex 142sqm 3BR liv/din rm w/ open firepl 1.5baths BIK basem carport €880 +utl 0176-10038829 Glan-Münchweiler, Duplex, 193 sqm, 2,5 bathr., BIK, 3 bedr., garden, rent 1350€ p.m.+utilities, available 01.07.13 01743986743 Hohenecken 3BR, townhouse, studio, 2,5bath, garage, €980 + util. Immo T. 016096096498 Hohenecken, modern 4BR, 1 1/ 2 bath, BIK, carport, storagerm, balc, 5 min to Vogelweh, €860 + util 0176-20569216 House 100sqm 4rms Bruchmühlbach Friedhof Str. 7, (ring Friedhofstr. 5 - LLs House) BIK bath garage €485 +util 06372-4563 House Gerhardsbrunn 3BR 1.5baths, BIK liv/din rm open floor plan, 1stor+ 1utilrm lrg patio garage 158sqm 15min RAB/10min LRMC €1100 +util 06371-51744 or 0173-7634881 no dogs House in 66904 Brücken, Petschwiesen 23, 10miles to RAB, to rent: Living area 160qm: BIK, living-room, 2bathrm, 3BR, laundry room, garage, big storeroom. Terrace & meadow behind the house. Basement used for office.School bus shuttle to RAB. Contact: Ganter Klaus Tel 06386-6577 Cell: 01792438947 House in good condition, 270sqm, garden, terrace w/castle view, quite area, near RAB and Baumholder, pets welcome, family friendly. 0176-67263115, engl spoken House, 20min to RAB, 10min to Vogelweh, 7Bdr, 2livrm, dirnm, 2kitch, 4bath, firepl, 2garages, terrace, 272sqm, no pets. Avail now. 1600€ +util, no finders fee. Please call 06371-64521 english spoken Hütschenhausen: duplex, 4 bedr., 2bath, living-diningm, openfire-place, built-in-kit., yard, garage, 1.500,-- €+ util www.agra-im mobilien.de 06371/57656 Kindsbach, nice duplex, 175sqm, 5Bedr., 2,5Bathr., LivDinr., BiK, laundry, storage, patio, garden, garageavailable now, mthl. rent 1.300.-€ +util, RMImmo bilien@t-online.de or 06374915430 Kindsbach: modern home, 5 bed, 2.5 bath, BIK, open-plan living/dining, fireplace, storage, laundry, double garage, nice big yard, Av. 1 Juli, €1230+ut. KKA Immobilien, 0172/6855976 or me lindakka@aol.com KL - Wiesentalerhof. Free standing house, 240 sqm, BIK, dinrm, 2livrm, 8 rms, 4 rms, 2 balconies, big fenced yard, 2 garages, children are welcome. €1750+util. 0171-2194832 Landstuhl: Freest., new renov. House with yard, 250sqm, 9BR/ 3BA, fireplace, sunroom, 2 garages € 1.850,- + util 06371/943311 www.GermaWild-Immobilien.de Landstuhl-Atzel, 5 min to hospital, nice duplex, 145sqm, 4BDR, 2 baths, Reduced Fee, €1050, ZIAI DZ Immobilien 01726823232 Landstuhl-Melkerei, lux freest house, high equip, quiet location, w/ sep apt, 438sqm, 7BR, 3 baths, 4 balc, lrg garage, lrg garden, No Fees! € 2950 Avail July 2. 0176-32011826 / 0172-6790012 after 6pm, engl spoken.

Landstuhl-school: Freestanding 7 bedr., living-diningrm., 2 ½ bath, built-in-kit., yard, garage, 2.250,-- € + util www.agra-immobi lien.de 06371-57656 Large freest. house 15min to Hospital or Kaiserslautern! 6br, bik, 3 baths, sauna, fireplace, avail. 6.July, 2 garages incl., 1.900 € + ut. Steil Real Estate 06341-960060 Linden, 350sqm house with seperate guest-apartment, 3 garages, 7 BM, 3 baths, E 2670, Immo T. 016096096498 Lovely freestanding renovated farmhouse, 150 m², 20km to RAB, 4 BR, 2 Baths, BIK, Liv/Din, Storage, Basement, Attic, Carport, Patio, Pets negotiable, Rent: 920 Euro + util., Avail: Now.For more information please contact G.I. Bill Pay Service & Real Estate: 06371465407 or 0160-1065196 or ram stein@gibillpay.com, www.gibill pay.com/realestate Luxury FSH: Erzenhausen, 270sqm, 3 bed, 3 bath, walk-in closet, studio loft, storage, garage, Av. now, €2025+ut. KKA Immobilien, 0172/6855976 or melind akka@aol.com Mackenbach, new 350sqm freestanding house, 2 garages, 7 bedrooms, 3 baths, floor-heat, openfire-place, Yard, sauna, E 2680, Immo T. 016096096498 Mackenbach, very nice singlehouse, ca. 245sqm, 4Bedr., 2Bathr., one with Sauna, LivDinr., BiK, laundry, storage, patio, garden, duplex-garage, available 15.July, mthl. rent 1.950.-€.-€ +util, for 1-2 persons, RMImmobili en@t-online.de or 06374-915430 Mackenbach: 5 bed, 2 bath, BIK, walk-in closets, laundry, storage, floor heating, yard, garage, €1370+ut. Av. now. KKA Immobilien, 0172/6855976 or melindakka@ aol.com Mackenbach: very nice freestanding Home, Dining and living room with open fireplace, BIK, 4BR/2,5BA, Sauna, Util. Room, Storage room, Garage, Carport, Nice Garden. Rent 1600€. Call Kryspina at RE/Max Real Estate Center 0631/41408880 or 0176/ 61265403 Modern duplex half in Kusel, 200 m²,4 BR, 3 bathrooms, BIK, 1 pantry, living/dining room, studio, internet available, garage, fenced yard, patio, 2 balconies, pets negotiable, rent;1435.00 EUR, available 1.July 2013, for more info call:G.I. Bill Pay Service & Real Estate, 0160-1065196 or 06371465407, e-mail:ramstein@gibill pay.com €1445 Near Kusel (Ramstein-School): Romantic House with a fantastic view and big yard, 170sqm, 5BR/ 2BA, open-fire-place, 2 garages, carport, 199.000€ or to rent 1.350€ + util 06371/943310 www.GermaWild-Immobilien.de New built low energy FSH, 25 minutes to RAB, 250 m², 5 Bedrooms, 2 BIK, 2.5 Baths, Liv/DinRoom, Office-Room, Basement, Pets negotiable, Rent: 1720 Euro + util., Available now. For more information please contact G.I. Bill Pay Service & Real Estate: 06371465407 or 0160-1065196 or ram stein@gibillpay.com, www.gibill pay.com/realestate

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Winnweiler-Luxury Designer FSH, 5BR, BIK, 2,5Bath, Postcard view!Call r Realtor Erwin 0176-61204301 €1400 erwinweiss Reichenbach - Albersbach, free- mantel@aol.com standing family-house in a quiet location for rent, 244sqm, 4 bedr, HOUSES/APTS 3 bath, built in kitchen, wonderful FOR SALE patio, yard, laundry, open livingdining-kitchen, open fireplace, studio Garage, available 2013-06- 10 min to Landstuhl: Large histori25,1 mthly rent commission, cal residential Farmhouse from €1820 06371/3102;info@feth-im 1897, completely rebuilt 1989 through 1995, more than 340 m² limobilien.de vingspace, large sunroom, Sauna Renovated Duplex-Half 170 m² area, wine-cellar, all floors heated, in Kottweiler, 8km to RAB, 4 BR, 3 garages, large storage barns, 1 Studio, 2Baths, BIK, Storage, extra space € 495.000,--RE/MAX Basement, Liv/Din, Garage, Patio, Dreamhomes 4 U, Landstuhl, KaiYard, cats allowed, Rent: 1250 Euserstr. 4, Tel 01706850060 or ro + util., Avail: July 1, 2013.For 01704116990, email wolf more information please contact gang.wiedmann@remax.de G.I. Bill Pay Service & Real Estate: 06371-465407 or 0160-1065196 2 family house in Weltersbach, or ramstein@gibillpay.com, 990sqm, one apt 110sqm, other 120sqm, very quiet area and child www.gibillpay.com/realestate friendly area, €239,000 obo Call: Schwedelbach: nice freestan- 06383-579197 after 14:00 or ding house, 4bedr., 1.5bath, livr, 06383-7686 after 19:00 bik, storage, balcony €900+ util. Altenglan Luxury House Roth Immobilien 06374-994776 or 330sqm Liv Space wit Nanny 0171-1950606 Qtrs, 807sqm lot, dbl garage, lots Schweisweiler, freestand, 1 fam. of granite & marble, solid wooden house, livr, dinr, kit, 5 bed, 2.5 cherry wood doors/frames and bath, basem, 220sqm, large built in closets, bullet proof winfenced yard, patio, garage, avail. dows, outside pizza oven & BBQ, August €1660 +491716846496 / to name a few extras. 379000 Euad_max@icloud.com ro negot. Doris Drewlow ImmobiliSingle family house in Stelzen- en, Tel:06371-5940059 berg, 220sqm with integrated ga- Bann, cosy 1 FH freestanding rage, avail 1 July, €1600 + util + available now, 4-5 bedr, 3 bathr, lione months rent. Tel: 06306- vingr dining, built in kitchen, open fireplace, garage, 100 % Finan993553 or 0171-6997380 Spesbach, Langgewanne 12a, cing possible € 249.000,-- RE/ 1Fam House, built 2001, 240sqm, MAX Dreamhomes 4 U, LandKaiserstr. 4, Tel 6Rms, BIK, 2bath, firepl. stor, ga- stuhl, rage, lrg studio & property 1805€ 01706850060 or 01704116990, email wolfgang.wiedmann@re +util, 06386-7871 max.de Spesbach: 5 bedr., 3 bath, builtBeautiful freestanding 250-m² in-kit., living-dingrm., patio, garahouse w/astonishing view, 982 m² ge 1.840,-- + util www.agra-immo FNCD YD w/fruit trees in Eulenbilien 06371-57656 bis. Renovated w/Mediterranean Spesbach: townhouse 4 bedr., 1 style. 10-15 min to Ramstein & ½ bath, living-diningrm., patio, Volgelweh. FS by American owbalcony, yard, 1.150,--€ + util ner. €320000 ursula.alonso@ya www.AGRA-Immobilien.de 06371/ hoo.com 57656 Freest 1Fam House, 4 BR., 2 Steinwenden - Obermohr, house baths, big kitchen, big livrm. w/ ti189sqm, w/sep granny annexe, les stove, 205m² liv space, oil cen74sqm, avail 15 July, €1950+util+ tral heating w/ solar thermal energy, 400sqm big cobblest cour2months rent dep. 06371-57871 tyard, photovoltaic system (80000 Waldmohr detached 2story houKw in 5 J. erzeugt), big garage, se 282sqm 4BR 3baths open-FP property 2700sqm, ca. 2700sqm, partly furn housing appr. AFN ca. 20 km to Sembach. €395000 SAT dish DSL avail dbl garage 06345-4070949 / h-schlaefer@ 3cpks 1600sqm backyard pool web.de 50pers party rm €1850 +util Contact Dieter 06371-47-2707 or after Kaiserslautern - Einsiedlerhof, 5pm 06373-9736 or 0174- 360 m² living space, 2000m² property very private located fanta8462823 stic Bungalow w/ 3 Garages, BaWeilerbach - Erzenhausen. Exclu- sement and lot of extras sive townend house, 245qm, €370.000,-- RE/MAX Dreamho4bedr., livr., bik, dining room, mes 4 U, Landstuhl, Kaiserstr. 4, 2bath, studio, floor heating, yard, Tel 01706850060 or €1470+util. Roth Immobilien 01704116990, email wolf 06374-994776 or 0171-1950606 gang.wiedmann@remax.de Weilerbach, modern FSH, 290 Kaiserslautern - Mölschbach Larm² living space, BY 2013, avail ge 1-2 Fhouse, total of 6 bedr, larsoon, BIK, lrg liv/dinrm w/ fire- ge livingr, diningr, wintergarden w/ place, 4BR, 2 1/2 Baths, Studio, open fire place, 3 bathr, great kitGarden and big Garage, €2900 chen, 3 garages € 275.000,-- RE/ rent, Tel. 0157 79479251 MAX Dreamhomes 4 U, LandKaiserstr. 4, Tel Weilerbach - Erzenhausen: nice stuhl, freestanding house 240sqm, 01706850060 or 01704116990, wolfgang.wiedmann@re 5bedr., 2bath, bik, terrace, bal- email cony, yard, garage, carport, floor- max.de heating, open fireplace, €1570 + Wonderful house in Landstuhl util Roth Immobilien 06374- with 220sqm livingspace and large yard €320000 06371 - 62262 994776 or 0171-1950606

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