Kaiserslautern American - March 12, 2021

Page 1

FEATURE

Chaplain accounted for from Korean War, Page 7

NEWS

Leaders inspire Allied personnel, Page 10

FEATURE

Operation Octave Quartz: 435 AGOW prove capabilities, Pages 16-17

March 12, 2021 | Volume 45, Number 10 Story and photos by Airman 1st Class Taylor Slater 86th Airlift Wing/Public Affairs Despite the namesake, airspace remains a great untamable mass to the Air Force. Many favorable variables must come together to make a successful flight, and many teams must cooperate to make a successful airdrop. “The sky, even more than the sea, is an unforgiving environment,” said Master Sgt. Jim Burke, 435th Contingency Response Squadron airfield manager. Without the collaboration of several agencies, including the 37th Airlift Squadron, 86th Operations Support Squadron, and the 5th Quartermaster Company, the successful personnel air drop of 30 435th Contingency Response Group and 5th QM personnel on Ramstein airfield Feb. 18 would not have been possible. By February, jumping had become a necessity for the 435th CRG. Airborne personnel are required to jump every quarter to remain current on their training See JUMP OPS, Page 3

HEALTH

Army COVID-19 prevention focus of Baumholder visit, Page 18

LIFESTYLE

Virtual Explorer: 5 incredible sites in Italy, Page 25

Read the KA online at KaiserslauternAmerican.com

Joint service collaborations lead to successful jump ops on Ramstein airfield

Paratroopers jump from a C-130J Super Hercules at Ramstein Air Base, Feb. 18. U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 37th AS, 86th Operations Support Squadron, 435th Contingency Response Group and U.S. Army Soldiers from the 5th Quartermaster Company worked together to make the personnel airdrop possible.

PT test pushed to July: updates to scoring, physical components ahead by By Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs Physical fitness assessments will now resume for Airmen on July 1. Testing was initially delayed from October 2020 to April 2021 to ensure the health and safety of Airmen during the COVID-19 pandemic and to ensure social distancing practices remained in place. When assessments resume, the three-component fitness test (1.5 mile run, 1 minute of push-

ups and sit-ups) will be reset with scores calculated on a new three component scoring table. In addition, work is underway to separate scoring into five-year age groups as opposed to the previous ten – for example, age groups will start at <25, 25-29 years old, 30-34, years old, etc. These changes come in addition to other modifications to the physical fitness assessment. In December 2020, the waist measurement as a point-driven component of the fitness assessment test was removed.

It will still be administered to determine compliance with body composition standards, as required by Department of Defense Instruction 1308.3. As testing resumes, scores earned on the three-component fitness test will be redistributed. Final decisions on percentage component breakdowns will become available in June. Additionally, the Air Force Fitness Working Group has explored alternatives to the testing components and scoring measures. As mentioned by

Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. Charles Q. Brown, Jr. in December, there are on-going studies and reviews to determine a list of alternative strength and cardio components for the physical fitness assessment. For example, some alternative options being explored for the current components include the 20-meter High Aerobic Multishuttle Run (20M HAMR), row ergometry, planks, burpees and other alternatives. If necessary, commanders may delay official fitness

assessments beyond July 2021 based on the recommendation of local public health officials, the continuation of closed fitness centers and extended statewide restriction of movement and gatherings. “We are also conducting a holistic review of policies associated with the physical fitness assessment program to determine if they are still a good fit for today’s Air Force,” said Lt. Gen. Brian Kelly, Air Force deputy chief See PT TEST, Page 2


Kaiserslautern American

Page 2

March 12, 2021

COMMENTARY: Anytime is a good time for tea…

the time to connect and address something important. Leading a team can be difficult, but it doesn’t have to be a complicated calculus formula — basic algebra works just fine. Too often we get caught up on thinking that we must read the latest leadership books or take courses to improve our organization and personal skills. Other times we find ourselves quoting inspirational figures like David Goggins, Jocko Willink, or Simon Sinek to plant seeds of ownership and confidence within our followers so we can see whose eyes light up with bewilderment and inspiration. Even though these resources can provide useful tools and additional insights, they don’t get to the root of connecting with our people. One surefire way to

make a positive impact and connect with your team is to intentionally give your time with an open heart and open ears. Sitting down to have a cup of tea (or coffee for those who don’t like tea) with someone offers a time to chat, connect, and cultivate trust. It provides a space in which the chaos can be put on pause, even if it is just for a moment. According to the article “Connect, then Lead” from the Harvard Business Review, there is a growing amount of research that suggests the way to influence and lead is to begin with warmth. “Warmth is the conduit of influence: It facilitates trust and the communication and absorption of ideas. Even a few small nonverbal signals — a nod, a smile, an open gesture — can show people that you’re pleased to be in their company and attentive to their concerns. Prioritizing warmth helps you connect immediately with those around you, demonstrating that you hear them, understand them, and can be trusted by them.” Often Chief Johnson and I hear from our Airmen that they appreciate that we treat them like human

beings and that we take the time to see them as individuals. Thinking back on a conversation I had with one of my Airmen over a year ago — he told me that he finds it odd when leaders want their Airmen to automatically follow them when those leaders don’t take the time to get to know their Airmen and build trust. He said, “If I know you and your heart, I am much more likely to trust you and your vision.” Our Airmen want to see us, share ideas with us, and get to know us!

exploring replacing the system with a newer, more flexible application. In addition to the updates above, diagnostic testing is now available for Airmen to choose when they are ready to test. If an Airman completes a diagnostic physical fitness assessment or a mock test with the Fitness Assessment Cell or Physical

Training leader, and passes, he or she can decide to make the mock test an official test score. According to AFMAN 36-2905, Air Force Physical Fitness Program, the FAC, PTL and Unit Fitness Program Manager are able to conduct the physical assessment for all Airmen, either inside or outside of their unit. Airmen can make their test

official by initialing next to their total score and fitness category section, prior to leaving the testing location. If the member fails the mock test, it will not be officially counted. Airmen may determine their next fitness assessment due date by visiting the Official Physical Assessment Due Date Matrix on myPers which will be updated

Graphic by Kelly Sanders

by Maj Christine Knieff and CMSgt Russ Johnson 86th Maintenance Squadron If you are a tea lover or have been around the tea culture, it should be no surprise to you when it comes to the social significance placed on serving and having tea. Tea symbolizes hospitality, community, and family tradition. Tea connoisseur Mary Lou Heiss once said, “A simple cup of tea is far from a simple matter.” Having tea can mean sharing joy and sorrow, solving familial or business problems, or simply being present and experiencing life completely. Although a seemingly simple act, sharing a cup of tea is anything but. It is intentionally taking PT TEST from Page 1 of staff for manpower, personnel and services. “This includes a review of who’s accountable for conducting our testing and how it gets administered.” In addition to scheduled Air Force Fitness Management System (AFFMS II) maintenance and updates, the Air Force is

+ event calendar + movie schedule + travel articles & videos

Talk the talk…then walk: Abraham Lincoln was famous for his “walk and sees.” He championed the idea of getting out from behind his desk, talking to the people and seeing for himself how things were going on the front lines. Something as simple as walking around and connecting with his people built trust and credibility — he took the time to show his concern. Credibility starts with the words that come out of your mouth and ends with the actions you take next. This is the very reason some of us would rather take out our own trash or take 30 minutes every week “pick-

ing up brass” on FOD walks with the Airmen. These small actions are the building blocks to creating an organization based on trust and understanding. Showing personal acts of humility can go a long way if done for the right reasons. John Wooden, a former National Championship winning UCLA basketball coach, would sweep his gym floor every week. It was this act of self-service and humility that showed his players that he was not afraid of doing the little things to support the team, making a huge impact within. You don’t have to have tea time with people in your organization in order to build trust and connect. It can be checking ID cards at the gate, picking up FOD on the flight line, or sharing a meal. The point is to find something that helps you connect with your team in a meaningful way. These simple acts are far from being simple — they can mean the world to someone. But…tea is always a good idea. “You want to find your impact, find your broom.” — John Wooden and available shortly. Fitness assessment due dates will primarily depend on the date and score of the last official test. Space Force will follow these policies until service-specific fitness policies are developed and fielded. Future PT test updates will be released as they are available.

MilitaryInGermany.com

MASTHEAD The Kaiserslautern American is published by AdvantiPro GmbH, Kaiserslautern, Germany, a private firm in no way connected with the Department of the Air Force or the Department of the Army, under exclusive contract with the 86th Airlift Wing. This commercial enterprise newspaper is an authorized publication for members of the military services overseas. Contents of the KA are not necessarily the official view of, or endorsed by, the U.S. government, Department of Defense or Department of the Air Force. The appearance of advertising in this publication, including

inserts or supplements, does not constitute endorsement by the DOD, the Department of the Air Force or AdvantiPro GmbH of the products or the services advertised. Everything advertised in this publication shall be made available for purchase, use or patronage without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, physical handicap, political affiliation or any other non-merit factor of the purchaser, user or patron. Editorial content is based on news releases, features, editorials and reports prepared by Department of Defense, Air Force

and Army agencies, KMC military units and geographically separated units. AdvantiPro staff reserves the right to edit all submitted material. Deadlines: • News, feature, school articles and photos: Noon Thursday for the following week’s edition • Sports articles and photos: Noon Thursday for the following week’s edition

• Free (space available) classifieds: Noon Tuesday for that same week’s KA AdvantiPro staff encourages reader comments. Send questions, comments, article and photo submissions to: ka@advantipro.de. To place classified ads, visit FindItGuide.com. For display ads, email Ads@KaiserslauternAmerican.com or call 0631-30 33 55 36.

AdvantiPro GmbH General Manager: Bret Helenius Editor, Quality Control & Display ads: Jennifer Holdsworth Layout: Manuel Flaetgen Sales Team: Armand Derderian, Karin Flick Ad Design & Layout: Manuel Flaetgen, Alexander Pütz, Marina Richter Website: Aaron T. Grogg Printer: Oggersheimer Druckzentrum


Kaiserslautern American

March 12, 2021 JUMP OPS from Page 1 and have availability to deploy anywhere in the world at any time. “Jumping out of an aircraft at 1,000 feet while the aircraft’s going 130 knots with a parachute and a reserve requires a certain skill set,” said Burke. “All skills are perishable, so it’s important to keep them current.” Due to COVID-19 guidance and weather cancellations, many airborne personnel have been unable to drop since October. Another cancellation in February prompted the 435th CRG jumpmaster team to reach out to multiple agencies for a short-notice drop on Ramstein’s airfield. To be able to drop, first you have to make sure the airfield is clear, and on a runway that managed about 28,000 operations in 2019 that can be a difficult task. The 86th OSS personnel working in the air traffic control tower were indispensable in making the drop happen. “Clearing the airfield is not exceedingly difficult, but some (realworld) aircraft push the (time) windows,” said Master Sgt. Matthew Cutshall, 86th OSS senior watch supervisor. “We have to try to accommodate them to the maximum extent possible.” Additionally, the 86th OSS was required to publish a notice to Airmen informing them in advance of the activity. To jump out of the aircraft you also need… an aircraft. The 37th Airlift Squadron provided one C-130J Super Hercules aircraft and their crew for the Feb. 18 flight. The 86th Airlift Wing Plans and Programs section was also necessary in getting the plan approved through wing leadership. The 5th QM provided parachutes for airborne personnel. The 435th CRG also had a team on the ground to establish the drop zone marker, monitor wind speeds, and coordinate with other agencies and pilots on whether it was safe for

personnel to drop. All these agencies came together to make the jump of approximately 30 personnel possible, and Burke is happy to call the jump a success. “Every jump you walk away from is a good jump,” Burke said. Moreover, every jump is different. The vast number of combined variables in airspace can make a seemingly tame journey to earth lifethreatening in an instant. Regardless, parachuting is a necessary skill, as one of the 435th CRG’s missions is to establish air mobility or logistics operations anywhere in the world. Jumping allows airborne personnel to keep the mission going. Overall though, Burke believes it’s one of the best ways to commute. “Airborne is the most exciting, terrifying and painful way you could possibly get to work,” Burke said, “but I love it.”

Page 3

Paratroopers wait to jump from a C-130J Super Hercules at Ramstein Air Base, Feb. 18. U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 37th AS, 86th Operations Support Squadron, 435th Contingency Response Group and U.S. Army Soldiers from the 5th Quartermaster Company worked together to make the personnel airdrop possible. Photo by Staff Sgt. Kirby Turbak

U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 435th Contingency Response Squadron and 435th Security Forces Squadron set up a drop zone marker at Ramstein Air Base, Feb. 18. Drop zone markers give paratroopers an indication of where it is safe to land. U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Lance Munsee, 435th Security Forces Squadron assistant jumpmaster, gives a thumbs-up that airborne troops are good to jump at Ramstein Air Base, Feb. 18. The 37th Airlift Squadron provided airlift for the jumpers in support of their training. Photo by Staff Sgt. Kirby Turbak

(Left) U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Dwight Stalter, 435th Security Forces Squadron unit trainer, packs up his parachute at Ramstein Air Base, Feb. 18. A successful personnel drop means paratroopers are able to stay current in their training, enabling them to deploy anywhere in the world.


Kaiserslautern American

Page 4

KMC BLOTTER

TAKE NOTE

COMPILED BY THE 569TH USFPS AND 86TH SFS

MARCH 1 10:15 a.m.: Seized USAREUR license plates on Kapaun AS 10:57 a.m.: Seized USAREUR license plates on Kapaun AS MARCH 2 4:49 p.m.: Major vehicle collision on Kapaun AS MARCH 3 11 a.m.: Theft in Mackenbach 4:02 p.m.: Major vehicle collision in Neuleiningen MARCH 4 11:10 a.m.: Seized USAREUR license plates on Kapaun AS

March 12, 2021

Photo by Schmidt_Alex / Shutterstock.com

1:30 p.m.: Major vehicle collision in Kaiserslautern MARCH 5 6:20 p.m.: Driving on a revoked license in Kaiserslautern 7:57 p.m.: Major vehicle collision on VMB 9:10 p.m.: Major vehicle collision in Kaiserslautern MARCH 6 Nothing significant to report MARCH 7 2:55 a.m.: Driving under the influence in Landstuhl 10:18 a.m.: Theft in Weilerbach

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

THE HOUSING HYPE The Self-Help Store is open! During these COVID-19 times, the KMC Housing Office remains dedicated to assisting our housing residents. As such, we are keeping the Self-Help Store open to allow you to ensure/maintain the quality and safety of your home. Locations: Ramstein, Bldg. 859 Vogelweh, Bldg. 1070 Hours of operation: Mon - Fri: 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Photo by Golubovy / Shutterstock.com

Additional flu shots available The 86th Medical Group will be holding several mini flu vaccine lines in bldg. 2121 for any Ramstein-enrolled beneficiaries aged 4-65. There are two opportunities to receive the vaccine: March 15 and March 18 from 2 to 4 p.m. Non-active duty members must fill out a third party collections form and bring it to the vaccine line. Patients under age 3, above 65 and high-risk patients may receive the vaccine at the main clinic during normal duty hours. ATTN: Retirees and high-risk patients Keeping DEERS updated is extremely important, especially when it comes to COVID-19 vaccine distribution. If your contact information is incorrect, the medical group will not be able to contact you to schedule a vaccine. Please log in to milConnect https:// www.dmdc.osd.mil/milconnect and ensure your personal contact information is accurate for you and your family members. Air Force official photos The 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs Office has a new process for scheduling official photos. Visit Ramsteinstudio.setmore.com/ services to schedule your official photo. Head and shoulders appointments are available Monday – Thursday, with appointments for full-length photos on Fridays. POV inspections The 86th VRS Vehicle Inspection Station implemented an appointment-based system. All safety service inspections, including inspections for new vehicle registrations, inspections for registration renewals, and re-inspections for previously failed vehicles will require an appointment. A standby line will be operating to accommodate any individuals who did not make appointments on a space available basis. However, it is recom-

mended that appointments be made. COVID-19 updates for KMC Looking for updated information regarding coronavirus and changes to base facilities? Visit www.ramstein.af.mil/COVID-19/ Ramstein COVID-19 testing Ramstein’s testing center is located at the medical clinic’s parking lot. While the parking lot is closed to thru-traffic, it is open for those presenting for testing. You do not have to exit your vehicle and walk up to the tent: just drive through the tent! Post Office parcel update The U.S. Postal Service is experiencing unprecedented volume increases and limited employee availability due to the impacts of COVID-19. Capacity challenges with airlifts and trucking for moving this historic volume of mail are leading to temporary delays. The Post Office appreciates your patience if your package is delayed. Ramstein Pharmacy Tent Ramstein’s pharmacy is closing the lobby to patient access and dispensing medications through the exterior pharmacy lobby windows (walk-up pharmacy). This enables patients to maintain proper physical distancing. Medication refills can be processed through TRICARE Online or through the automated refill line (06371-865601), and will be ready for pick-up the next duty day after 1 p.m. Pharmacy hours of operation are Mon-Fri 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 86 AW Retiree Activities Office Closed for appointments and walk-ins. All events scheduled are cancelled until further notice. Contact us via phone DSN 480-5486/ Comm 06371-47-5486 or email to 86aw.rao@ us.af.mil or ms.tammy.thompson@gmail.com.

The Self-Help Store provides on-base residents with tools and resources to help ensure a clean, safe and healthy living environment. As residents, you are responsible for the cleanliness and simple maintenance and repair of your home such as: changing light bulbs, replacing sink stoppers or shower hoses, cleaning stove burners and basic pest control. The Self-Help Stores at Ramstein & Vogelweh remain ready to support our on-base residents. As spring approaches, some upcoming tasks to consider are: 1. Inspect your home for overlooked (winter) maintenance items 2. Start your ” Spring Cleaning” 3. Trim your trees and bushes 4. Begin to water and mow your lawn (seed/fertilizer and other lawn tools available at Self-Help) Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KMCHousingOffice/

Photo courtesy of the Housing Office


Kaiserslautern American

Page 5 Graphic by Regina Burbidge

March 12, 2021

Update on virus variant, Janssen vaccine, DEERs data

by Col (Dr.) Ryan Mihata 86th Medical Group Commander We have been together in this fight against COVID-19 for just over a year now. A year ago this week, I gave Ramstein leadership the first of many medical briefings. During that briefing, I reported just over 1,500 confirmed cases and three deaths in Germany. This week, Germany exceeded 2.5 million cases and is approaching 72,000 deaths. Today in the fight, we are watching the “UK variant” (variant B.1.1.7) closely as it is detected across Europe. While overall it is not noted to increase the death rate, it does appear to be able to spread more easily than the original strain and does appear to impact younger patients more seriously than the original strain by making younger people sicker. This reiterates the importance of good prevention measures:

mask wear, handwashing, and physical distancing. RheinlandPfalz has also enacted an ordinance that travelers coming from areas designated by the Robert Koch Institute as “Virus Variant Areas” must quarantine for 14 days with no test-out possibility. On the vaccine front, the most notable change is that the Food and Drug Administration has approved the Emergency Use Authorization for the Johnson and Johnson product, known as Janssen. This is a single vaccine (vs two-shot) regimen. The other characteristic is that this vaccine does not require the significant cold chain storage that is required by the Pfizer and Moderna products. Unfortunately, the DOD has only been allocated a small portion of the initial Janssen production. Due to the characteristics of this vaccine, I expect the initial allocations will be sent to loca-

tions without the cold chain storage capabilities to support the other vaccines. Here at Ramstein, we will continue administering the Moderna product. We are still in Tier 1B. Note that there is a new modification to the DOD schema. The levels are now called Tiers, not Phases in the new schema. Even though we are still in Tier 1B, we are capturing some essential personnel and high-risk patients (Tier 1C). See more information here: https://www.ramstein.af.mil/ COVID-19-Vaccine-Information/ I encourage everyone to ensure their DEERS information is updated. The DEERS data is the contact information the Ramstein clinic will use to contact you to assess your eligibility for the vaccine. Due to the limited number of vaccines available, certain high-risk patients are being contacted by automated system. If your DEERS information is not updated, we do not have the right information to

COSMETIC DENTISTRY • BLEACHING IMPLANTS • SURGERIES • CROWNS BRIDGES • PROPHYLAXIS ENGLISH SPEAKING STAFF

CUSTOM FITTED SLEEP APNEA ORAL APPLIANCES Providing Dental Care for the US Military for more than 25 years; LRMC Dentist for more than 10 years

DR. BERNARD DORYUMU

Sonnenstraße 41e • 66849 Landstuhl • Call 06371 18169 Fax 06371 912947 • Email: Doryumu@t-online.de or visit us at www.drdoryumu.de

contact you. Find directions here: https://go.usa.gov/xsVRq Finally, the Red Cross volunteers are awesome. We have had them as part of our team for the past several weeks. We are now engaging volunteers at multiple locations in addition to

the shot line. These locations include: Official Travel Antigen Testing, Dental and Main Clinic Screening/Single Point of Entry. If you are interested in joining the volunteer group, I encourage you to contact the American Red Cross office on Ramstein.


Kaiserslautern American

Page 6

March 12, 2021

Airlifter of the Week: Airman boosts morale

Story and photos by Senior Airman Milton Hamilton 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

The 86th Airlift Wing recognized Airman 1st Class Mariia Shevchenko, as Airlifter of the Week, for her leadership and technical acumen, Feb. 25. Shevchenko, 86th Maintenance Squadron precision measurement equipment laboratory apprentice, a Dallas native, has excelled in her shop and plays a key role in boosting the morale of her fellow Airmen. “Shevchenko is one of the newest trainees in our career field,” said Chief Master Sgt. Michael Babbitt, 86th MXS test measurement and diagnostic equipment flight chief. “She’s met and exceeded all expectations in her upgrade training and has the knack to do what is somewhat of a complex career field, which speaks to her math and technical skills. She’ll do well in the career field.” “I joined the U.S. Air Force to help further my education,” Shevchenko said. “I’m originally from Ukraine, and initially wanted to join right after high school, but I had to wait until I became an U.S. citizen.” During her short time as a calibration technician for PMEL, Shevchenko has expertly serviced 45 test equipment assets in support of six wings across three commands, supporting civil engineering operations, enabling aircraft pre-flight inspections and maintenance.

U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Josh Olson, 86th Airlift Wing commander, left, poses for a photo with Airman 1st Class Mariia Shevchenko, 86th Maintenance Squadron precision measurement equipment laboratory apprentice, center, and 86th AW Command Chief Master Sgt. Hope Skibitsky, during an Airlifter of the Week ceremony at Ramstein Air Base, Feb. 25. The 86th AW recognized Shevchenko as Airlifter of the Week for her leadership, wingmanship and technical acumen.

“Shevchenko is what you expect from a top tier Airman,” Babbitt said. “For a brand new Airman to step in with less than a year under her belt and have her comfort level, speaks to her character. She’s bought into the U.S. Air Force, and actively looks for ways to enhance our shop.”

U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Josh Olson, 86th Airlift Wing commander, left, coins Airman 1st Class Mariia Shevchenko, 86th Maintenance Squadron precision measurement equipment laboratory apprentice, during an Airlifter of the Week ceremony at Ramstein Air Base, Feb. 25. The Airlifter of the Week program recognizes Ramstein Airmen who, through hard work and dedication, make the 86th AW the World’s Best Wing.

Shevchenko's goal is to help build a sense of community within her unit, which highlights her selfless commitment to making a positive impact on Airmen, the mission and the community. “She’s committed to getting involved off base, she also runs our booster club, snack bar

and morale fund,” Babbitt said. “Usually without any prompting, she puts together potlucks and other morale boosting events for our shop. You need somebody in your work center who serves as sort of a social director to keep the morale up, she’s more than perfect for that role.”

Shevchenko has gained respect from both her peers and her command for her work ethic, attention to detail and her wingmanship. “I want to thank my husband Gabriel, my supervisors and the shop’s leadership for making me feel at home and giving me the opportunity to lead,” Shevchenko said.

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Mariia Shevchenko, 86th Maintenance Squadron precision measurement equipment laboratory apprentice, runs calibration testing on a laptop at a PMEL facility at Ramstein Air Base, Feb. 26. During her short time as a calibration technician for PMEL, Shevchenko has expertly serviced 45 test equipment assets in support of six wings across three commands.


Kaiserslautern American

March 12, 2021

Page 7

Chaplain accounted for from Korean War

Father Emil Kapaun celebrates Mass using the hood of his jeep as an altar, as his assistant, Patrick J. Schuler, kneels in prayer in Korea on Oct. 7, 1950, less than a month before Kapaun was taken prisoner. Kapaun died in a prisoner of war camp on May 23, 1951. Photo by Col. Raymond A. Skeehan via The Wichita Eagle

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced today that Army Chaplain (Capt.) Emil J. Kapaun, of Pilsen, Kansas, who died as a prisoner of war during the Korean War, was accounted for March 2. After serving in World War II, Kapaun returned to active duty in the U.S. Army and served in the Korean War with the 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division. On November 2, 1950, his unit was near Unsan when they came under heavy fire from Chinese forces and received orders to withdraw. Approximately a quarter of the unit’s soldiers made their way back to friendly lines. The others, including many wounded soldiers, became trapped. Kapaun volunteered to stay with the wounded, and was soon captured and taken to a Chinese-run prison camp on the Yalu River’s south bank known as Camp 5.

Even after he became gravely ill, Kapaun continued to serve as a spiritual leader for his fellow prisoners, encouraging them to faithfully await their release and regularly defying his captors to bolster the collective morale of the POWs. Due to prolonged malnutrition, he died on May 23, 1951, after which the other POWs buried him in one of the camp’s cemeteries. As part of the 1953 Korean Armistice Agreement, Kapaun’s remains were among the 1,868 who were returned to U.S. custody, but they were not able to be identified. At a White House ceremony on April 11, 2013, President Barack Obama posthumously awarded Kapaun the Medal of Honor for extraordinary heroism and selflessness. Kapaun’s remains had rested among the 867 remains buried as “Unknowns” at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Hawaii. His remains were disinterred and identified as part of DPAA’s Korean War Disinterment Project, a seven-phase plan begun

in 2018, to disinter all remaining Korean War Unknowns from the NMCP. In 1993, Pope John Paul II declared Kapaun a Servant of God, the first stage toward possible canonization, which is the culmination of the Roman Catholic Church’s recognition of a deceased person as a saint. For additional information on the Defense Department’s mission to account for Americans who went missing while serving our country, visit the DPAA website at www.dpaa. mil, or find us on social media at www.facebook.com/dodpaa or https://www.linkedin.com/ company/defense-pow-miaaccounting-agency. Kapaun’s personnel profile can be viewed at https://dpaa-mil. sites.crmforce.mil/dpaaProfile?i d=a0Jt00000004mBjEAI.

KAISERSLAUTERN

CHURCH OF CHRIST www.ktowncoc.org

by Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency

Sun: 10 am, 11 am and 6 pm Wed: 7 pm Mühlstrasse 34 67659 Kaiserslautern Tel. 06 31 - 36 18 59 92 Tel. 06 371 - 46 75 16

Then 2nd Lt. Emil Kapaun, U.S. Army chaplain, circa 1943. P hoto courtesy of the U.S. Army

Kaiserslautern Military CoMMunity Chapel sChedule

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

Jewish services

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

Messianic Jewish services

Buddhist (sGi)

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

Ramstein North Chapel Conference Room (Bldg 1201) Service: 10:30 a.m., 4th Saturday Service: 12:00 p.m., 3rd Thursday at LRMC Chapel For more info: ktownsgibuddhism@gmail.com

Catholic services

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

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

islamic services

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

Ramstein South Chapel Jewish Shul Area (Bldg 2403) Shabbat Evening Service: 6:00 p.m. Fridays Ramstein South Chapel (Bldg 2403) Service: 10:00 a.m. Saturdays

orthodox Christian services

protestant services

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

Wiccan

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

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


Kaiserslautern American

Page 8

March 12, 2021

Veterinary behaviorist provides unique service to welfare of Military Working Dogs

Maj. Desireé Broach, right, the director of Veterinary Medical Center Europe, exams a Military Working Dog.

by Michelle Thum Public Health Command Europe Each March, during Women’s History Month, the U.S. Army celebrates the important contributions of women to our nation. Women serve in every career field in the Army and are critical members of the Army team. Maj. Desireé Broach is currently filling a unique role in the military. Broach is the director of Veterinary Medical Center Europe on Pulaski Barracks in Kaiserslautern, but also the only board-certified veterinary behaviorist in the Army. Broach’s journey to her current

position began as a teenager when she participated in a work release program with her high school. “The first day at the vet it just kind of clicked and I knew that’s what I wanted to continue to do,” she said. Broach eventually applied to the University of Georgia with the help of the Health Professionals Scholarship Program, a three-year full-tuition scholarship offered by the Army for veterinary students attending an American Veterinary Medical Association accredited school. “My dad is retired Navy and my brother was Reserve Officers' Training Corps and then joined the National Guard,” explained

Maj. Desireé Broach is the director of Veterinary Medical Center Europe on Pulaski Barracks in Kaiserslautern, but also the only board-certified veterinary behaviorist in the Army.

Broach. “Joining the military was a family legacy. Plus if they could do it, I knew I could.” About 18% of the total Army is currently women. At her initial duty station at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia, Broach had over 30 military working dogs under her care. She found the majority of concerns or issues that she was treating were related to behavior. “I found that really interesting,” said Broach. Broach then applied for a behavioral residency through the military. “It was the first time it was being offered and I was fortunate to receive it,” she said. “That’s where I specialized in studying animal behavior.” In order to assess the underlying problem in an animal, she has to know species-specific behavior. “Obviously we have a little bit of a different patient load then on the human side,” said Broach. “We can't get a verbal recollection from the animal of what's going on but behavioral health is very similar to human behavioral health.” VMCEs mission is to provide comprehensive veterinary care to Military Working Dogs. Similar to the care Landstuhl Regional Medical Center provides to injured service members, VMCE is a Role 3 hospital for Military

Photos by Russell Toof

Working Dogs that are evacuated from a combat theater or distant duty site. “Whether it's fear, anxiety, or phobia, we do historically have a caseload of dogs that have exhibited symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder in our working dog population,” said Broach. Broach has seen a reduction in the number of cases that have come through VMCE but PTSD in MWDs is still a concern and “just kind of depends on the individual dog, the circumstances, and the level of care they receive.” Veterinary behaviorists are scarce in the military. Since 2017, when Broach became the first active-duty behaviorist in the Army, one other resident has been trained and a third will begin training this fall. She hopes that the Army continues to see value for training specialists in veterinary behavioral health. MWDs are essential to the military and fill several mission critical roles. Therefore, it is important to provide them the best care as possible. “It’s an important and equally unique opportunity for the military to now be able to offer Veterinary Corps Officers and MWD Handlers training in animal behavior and welfare,” said Broach. According to Broach, veterinary behaviorists are present at

less than half of the U.S. veterinary colleges and MWD Handler training does not include canine behavior topics. The treatment that the animals receive is very specific to their needs. Treatment can be in the form of supportive care to provide them with coping mechanisms, medication, enrichment or social engagement with their handlers. “Trauma can be tied to being in a combat zone or they could’ve been involved in an actual blast,” explains Broach. “Depending on the animal's perception of what that trauma caused, the treatment will be different.” Behavioral health is not only available at VMCE to MWDs, but also to privately owned animals. “We seek to provide the best service to the community that we can within the constraints of meeting our mission requirement of providing full care to MWDs,” says Broach. VMCE provides veterinary medical care to the regionally aligned MWDs, eligible pets in the Kaiserslautern Military Community on a space-available basis, as well as referral cases from across Europe, Africa and the Middle East. For more information, follow “Veterinary Medical Center Europe” on Facebook.


Kaiserslautern American

March 12, 2021

Page 9

USAG RP Soldier named IMCOM-E’s Best Warrior Story and photo by Lisette Kin U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz After months of training, studying, and a lot of prayer, Pfc. Samuil Matveev, religious affairs specialist with U.S. Army Garrison RheinlandPfalz, was named the 2021 Installation Management Command Directorate-Europe’s Best Warrior in the ‘Soldier’ category during a ceremony in Ansbach, March 3. “I feel very relieved now that it’s over,” said Matveev. “Since landing in Germany I’ve looked forward to competing to represent my company, and all religious affairs specialists out there. It was a bit of a challenge to go up against the other Soldiers, but I feel good now that I’ve set, or exceeded, the standard.” Soldiers and non-commissioned officers from the seven garrisons in Europe completed a 10.6-mile foot march, a rifle qualification, land navigation and other hands-on warrior tasks, a written essay, and board interviews with sergeants major from across Europe. The four-day competition took place Feb. 28 through March 3 at U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach, and is meant to recognize Soldiers who demonstrate commitment to the Army values, embody the warrior ethos, and represent the force of the future. “This is an outstanding accomplishment and I am very proud of the work Pfc. Matveev has done,” said USAG RP Commander Col. Vance Klosinski. “Being named the Best Warrior is a true representation of the attitude, work ethic and passion we strive for as a garrison team, and as Soldiers.” According to the IMCOM-E Best Warrior project officer Master Sgt. Roosevelt Moore, the competition is also meant to improve morale, espirit de corps, promote a spirit of competitiveness throughout the organization, and recognize Soldiers who have outstanding bearing and military knowledge. Matveev, born in Eastern Europe, but now a Sacramento, Calif., native, said his motivation and drive stem from the gratitude Missing something in your life?

Pfc. Samuil Matveev, religious affairs specialist with U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz, was named the 2021 Installation Management Command Directorate-Europe’s Best Warrior in the ‘Soldier’ category during a ceremony in Ansbach, March 3. Matveev was awarded an Army Commendation Medal for his accomplishment, and will move on to compete at the Installation Management Command level in San Antonio, Texas.

he feels to be able to serve the country that welcomed his family with open arms. “I’m constantly thankful — regardless of the situation that I’m in,” said Matveev. “When it was tough, I reminded myself of the pride that I felt at my naturalization ceremony, and the pride that I’ll feel to represent and be an example for people in the Army and beyond.” Matveev adds that he could not have gotten through the competition without the support and encouragement of his family and his leaders. He is thankful that he

could count on his leaders to push him to exceed all expectations. “We are proud of both of our garrison representatives for their commitment to the competition and their preparation,” said Capt. Sebastian Armentrout, company commander of Headquarters, Headquarters Company, USAG RP. “Everyone from the command team to their individual supervisors was committed to helping and supporting them. I think that helped motivate them.” Also representing USAG RP in the competition was Sgt. Ivan Soria, military policeman with the garrison, Advertisement

and native of Katy, Texas. Soria competed in the NCO-category Matveev and Sgt. David Baker, the NCO-category winner representing USAG Ansbach, were also awarded an Army Commendation Medal for their accomplishment. The Soldiers will move on to compete at the Installation Management Command

level in San Antonio, Texas. “I don’t take any credit for my accomplishments — it all belongs to God who is working through me,” said Matveev. “Anything I do that is praiseworthy is because of Him. I’m hoping I get to continue to represent the garrison and all religious affairs specialists.” U.S. & GERMAN ATTORNEYS U.S. & GERMAN DIVORCES • SUPPORT ISSUES • EEO WILLS & PROBATE • EMPLOYMENT • PERSONAL INJURY MSPB • CONTRACTOR ISSUES • TAX ADVISORS

FULL SERVICE LAW & TAX FIRM

Call 06151-3 84 40 64 maiss@b-co.legal

www.b-co.com

Dr. Willenbacher • Frömmel Andreas Frömmel

Lawyer and specialist solicitor for building & architecture law as well as Assistant professor at the University of Applied Sciences KL / ZW

Area of expertise:

Real estate and building law • Rent and lease law Expert advice on real estate purchases & sales Certified translations from English to German and German to English

FIND HUNDREDS OF NEW AND USED CARS.

CARS

Lawyers and specialist solicitors Brahmsstrasse 15 • 67655 Kaiserslautern Tel 0631 - 31 64 60 • Cell 0172 - 6 56 49 12 • Fax 0631 - 3 16 46 66 kanzlei@justitia-kl.de • www.justitia-kl.de


Kaiserslautern American

Page 10

March 12, 2021

Leaders inspire Allied personnel during International Women’s Day conference by Allied Air Command Public Affairs Office Exceptional leaders from NATO countries provided insight for 250 personnel from across the Alliance during a virtual conference on March 8. To mark International Women’s Day 2021 (#IWD21), inspirational leaders from countries across the NATO Alliance connected with a multinational audience during a virtual conference hosted by Allied Air Command. Speakers included Lieutenant General Frances Allen, the Military Representative of Canada to the Military Committee and Major General Tonje Skinnarland, the Chief of the Royal Norwegian Air Force. The Conference offered an opportunity for over 250 military personnel to discuss topics related to the United Nations’ IWD21 theme, Women in Leadership.

“Events like this provide a tremendous opportunity for us to build a stronger team”

The Conference was opened and closed by Lieutenant General Pascal Delerce, Deputy Commander Allied Air Command.

the opportunity and challenge of leading tomorrow’s leaders. The final presentation of the day was provided by Major General Tonje Skinnarland, Chief of the Royal Norwegian Air Force. As the first female Air Chief in NATO, she provided a truly unique perspective and was positive that we would see more women leading Allied Armed Forces in the future. She said, “Diversity matters. It is vital for our competitive edge. We must be able to recruit and retain the best minds to succeed in the future.”

Women and men joined the allday Zoom Conference from Turkey, Italy, Norway, Spain, Germany and the UK, eager to deepen their understanding of gender perspectives. The open dialogue during the Conference enabled all participants to pose challenging questions to the speakers, including asking how to accelerate more women reaching the highest levels of Command. During the morning, presentations by Air Vice Marshal Clare

Results – Guaranteed. At H&R Block, we stand behind our work. If we make a mistake, we will pay any additional interest and penalties. Plus, if the IRS should call you in for an audit, we will explain your audit notice and the documentation you need to provide, at no extra cost. We have experts on hand year around to help you. All prior years can be done as well. Can your tax services give the same Guarantee? Kaiserstr. 65 • 67661 Kaiserslautern Tel: 0631-3554711 or 30396446 Email: hrblock.ktown1@yahoo.com

Kennedy Allee 28 • 55774 Baumholder Tel: 06783-981041 or 1850880 Email: hrblockbaumholder@yahoo.com

Enlist our tax expertise. H&R Block knows the specific tax benefits for personnel serving in the military and civilians working overseas. We can help you get all the deductions you’re entitled to. AAFES KMCC Mall 2nd floor, Ramstein Airbase www.hrblock.com

Photos by Sébastien Raffin

Tel: 06371-8020410 E-Mail: eclemons@hrblock.com

Chief Master Sergeant Hope Skibitsky, Command Chief, U.S. Air Force 86ht Airlift Wing, Ramstein Air Base, presented her view of authentic leadership and the importance of speaking up in order to empower others.

Walton of the Royal Air Force and Brigadier General Anne-Cecile Ortemann of the French Army explored inclusivity in leadership and the challenges women can face. The final presentation before lunch saw Command Chief Master Sergeant Hope Skibitsky of the 86th Air Wing share her personal leadership journey. She highlighted how important it was to believe in yourself and have the confidence to find your voice, noting “As a role model, I know that when I have the courage to speak up during meetings, I encourage and empower others to do so.” Lieutenant General Frances

Allen, Military Representative of Canada to the Military Committee commenced the afternoon program. She spoke about the crossGovernment approach adopted by Canada that allows them to be deliberate about gender and diversity. She was followed by Colonel Adrienne Williams, Commander 521st Air Mobility Wing who highlighted persistence being key in reaching Wing Command in the United States Air Force. A forum of the Command Senior Enlisted Leaders from Allied Air, Maritime and Land Command then discussed how they are approaching

“Diversity matters. It is vital for our competitive edge. We must be able to recruit and retain the best minds to succeed in the future” The Conference was opened and closed by Lieutenant General Pascal Delerce, Deputy Commander Allied Air Command, who noted, “Events like this provide a tremendous opportunity for us to build a stronger team. When we have people who understand one another and respect differing perspectives, we can work more effectively together to achieve our common goals.”


March 12, 2021

Kaiserslautern American

Page 11


Page 12

Kaiserslautern American

March 12, 2021

Not your grandpa’s chow hall: FSS Airmen wow judges during cook-off

Dining and fitness facility Airmen from the 786th Force Support Squadron pose for a photo with their coaches, judges and leadership after completing a cook-off competition at Kapaun Air Station, March 4. The Airmen currently assigned to fitness facilities eked past the dining facility Airmen to win the 2021 Culinary Competition.

Story and photos by Staff Sgt. Kirby Turbak 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. April Berry, enlisted aide to the 3rd Air Force commander and dining facility Airman coach, watches over Senior Airman Alima Salimbaeva-Smith, 786th Force Support Squadron food services apprentice, during a cook-off competition at Kapaun Air Station, March 4. Enlisted aides receive extensive culinary training in preparation for assisting senior leaders with planning, preparing and catering events

When people think of fine dining, military food generally isn’t what comes to mind. The judges of the 786th Force Support Squadron’s cook-off are rethinking old stereotypes. Two teams made up of six and seven 786th FSS Airmen competed against each other on March 4, in a three-course winner-takes-all cook-off. The competition was a collaboration between the United States Air Forces in Europe - Air Forces Africa and 3rd Air Force enlisted aide teams along with the 786th FSS team. Enlisted aides are responsible for assisting senior leaders with an array of tasks including planning, preparing and catering events.

“As enlisted aides, we have tiered training, so we go to Advanced Culinarian School at Fort Lee which is the Army’s version of a legit culinary boot camp,” said Tech. Sgt. Curtis Stackpole, USAFE-AFAFRICA deputy commander enlisted aide. “Then we go to the Culinary Institute of America in Poughkeepsie, New York, and become professional chefs.” The culinary training made enlisted aides perfect coaches for the event. While one team was made of FSS Airmen who usually work at the dining facility, the other team was made of Airmen who work at the fitness center. “My team has six members, two of them have a bit of food service background. The other four have only worked the fitness side,” said Staff Sgt. Samantha Perez, USAFEAFAFRICA commander enlisted


Kaiserslautern American

March 12, 2021

aide and fitness team coach. “All their cooking knowledge they originally brought was only what they learned in tech school and from past experience.” Each team was coached by an enlisted aide, who took the time to meet with their respective team for approximately six weeks prior to the competition. The teams met twice a week for several hours to hone their culinary skills. During the competition, each team’s enlisted aide coach could not do any cooking or even tastetest the food: they were only able to make suggestions to their team based on smell and sight. Teams had five hours to create a three-course meal. “Their first course had to involve shrimp, the second course had to be beef tenderloin and the third needed a berry component of some sorts,” said Perez. After time was up, their courses were judged by Maj. Gen. Randall Reed, 3rd Air Force com-

mander, Chief Master Sgt. Brion Blais, USAFE-AFAFRICA command chief, and Stackpole. All judges were amazed by the professionalism and phenomenal quality of the food. Stackpole told all those attending that he is a huge fan of crème brûlée and the one with berries for the competition was one of the greatest he’s ever had. Even though the judges loved the food from both teams, there could be only one winner. The underdog fitness Airmen eked past the dining facility Airmen to win this year’s Culinary Competition. “Before this competition I wasn’t comfortable with cooking, but after the training I’m way more confident,” said Airman 1st Class Jacqueline Cancino, 786th FSS fitness technician. “We’ve been working hard for the past six weeks and today we showed off how great of a team we are.”

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Jacqueline Cancino, 786th Force Support Squadron fitness technician, chops vegetables during a cook-off competition at Kapaun Air Station, March 4. While one team was made of FSS Airmen who usually work at the dining facility the other team consisted of Airmen who work at the fitness center.

Page 13

U.S. Air force Maj. Gen. Randall Reed, 3rd Air Force commander, Chief Master Sgt. Brion Blais, U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa command chief, and Tech. Sgt. Curtis Stackpole, enlisted aide to USAFE-AFAFRICA deputy commander, judge the food during a cook-off competition at Kapaun Air Station, March 4. Each team’s enlisted aide coach could not do any cooking or even taste-test the food, but they could make suggestions to their team from smell and sight.

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Marquez Keeling, 786th Force Support Squadron food services apprentice, whisks during a cook-off competition at Kapaun Air Station, March 4. The two competing teams had five hours to create a three-course meal.

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Christina Cashaw-Williams, 786th Force Support Squadron fitness technician, washes dishes during a cook-off competition at Kapaun Air Station, March 4. Two teams made up of six and seven Airmen from the 786th FSS competed against each other in a three-course winner-takes-all cook-off.

Airmen from the 786th Force Support Squadron work at their stations during a cook-off competition at Kapaun Air Station, March 4. The Airmen were coached by enlisted aides, who are responsible for assisting senior leaders with an array of tasks including planning, preparing and catering events.


Kaiserslautern American

Page 14

March 12, 2021

US Africa Command discusses operations, logistics with Sahel Region partners by U.S. Africa Command Public Affairs U.S. Africa Command Director of Operations U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Joel Tyler and AFRICOM Director of Logistics U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Kevin Jones met with Sahel region leaders, partner military leaders and forces, and U.S. troops during a multi-day trip to Chad, Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger, Feb. 8-12. During the trip, Tyler and Jones met with African and French partners and U.S. leadership in all four countries to reaffirm the command’s ongoing mission, personnel support, and commitment in the region.

“The quality of FrancoAmerican ties was fundamental to preparing and conducting a major operation like ECLIPSE.” “Our strong partnerships with African and French militaries are critical in the Sahel, and together we strive to sustain our mutual objectives of increasing stability and deterring violent extremist threats,” said Tyler. “This trip was an up-close reminder of how diligently and closely we work with our allies and partners work to contain the spread of violent extremism and secure a better future in the region.”

U.S. Africa Command Director of Operations U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Joel Tyler and AFRICOM Director of Logistics U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Kevin Jones met with Sahel region leaders, partner military leaders and forces, and U.S. troops during a multi-day trip to Chad, Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger, Feb. 8-12. During the trip, Tyler and Jones met with African and French partners and U.S. leadership in all four countries to reaffirm the command’s ongoing mission, personnel support, and commitment in the region. Photo by Ministère des Armées

While in Chad, Mali, and Burkina Faso, Tyler and Jones also met with troops and leaders from Operation Barkhane and Task Force Sabre, two of the French-led counterterrorism initiatives in the region. “The quality of Franco-American ties was fundamental to preparing and conducting a major operation like ECLIPSE,” said French Army Colonel Frédéric, head of J5 at the Joint Theatre Command Post (PCIAT) in N’Djamena, Chad, in charge of Franco-American cooperation. “The U.S. military has been invaluable in providing assistance and support.” In Niger, Tyler and Jones visited two airbases where U.S. troops are stationed to discuss operations and

Real, authentic, original, delicious Thai Food. All day operating, 11am to 10pm, also for take out. Please check our menu: “alom-dee.com” 66849 Landstuhl, Bruchwiesenstr. 10. Phone: 06371-6 11 15 62

Visit www.burgschaenke-kl.de

Enjoy our delicious homemade Schnitzel at home!

Authentic German dishes and pick up every day! See our menu on our website or Facebook  Credit cards  Free parking

Schlossstr. 1 • Kaiserslautern-Hohenecken 10 mins from Vogelweh Call 0631-351 530 to make your reservation Open every day from 11:30 a.m.- 9:30 p.m.

General Marc, commander of Bark-hane Force, held a medal ceremony on Feb. 8 at the N’Djamena military base. As part of a U.S. delegation visit to Chad, the general awarded the Overseas Service Medal to four U.S. Soldiers for their participation in the operation conducted in the Sahelo Saharian area. Photo by Yannick Martin

logistics successes and challenges in the region. During each country visit, Tyler and Jones also met with U.S. embassy teams to discuss ongoing interagency initiatives and ways to build upon the whole-of-government approach that includes leveraging diplomatic and development initiatives as well as military support. “Our teams are doing exceptional work strengthening our partnerships in the Sahel,” said Jones. “These partnerships assure the safe and free movement of equipment, personnel, and supplies in a sprawling and complex environment. The relationships we have built are essential to maintaining the logistics networks needed to support U.S. and partner forces.”


Mar. 12-18 HOUSES / APTS FOR SALE

APTS FOR RENT

1 BEDROOM

The find-iT

uide

f for FREE Sell your stuf uide.com G It nd Fi on

2bd, 3bth, Other, 1sqm, finished basement, shared garage, cats allowed, available 7 Jan 2021, call KL-Erfenbach, unfurnished apt, 2bed, +442081441484, certificatesproperty@ 1bath, 140sqm, office, built-in kitchen, yandex.com living/dining area, private garage, small pets allowed (upon approval), avail. 1 Feb, will be housing approved, €1250 +util. Contact Lilly: 0049 173 3647569 1bd, 1bth, Apartment, 80sqm, BIK, liv/ or info@german-aid.com dinrm, no pets, available 1 Jun 2020, Housing Approved, €410 +utl, call 06313407078 or wirte to: peterleister@ yahoo.de

HOUSES FOR RENT

5+ BEDROOMS

APTS FOR RENT

3 BEDROOMS

Big modern house in KaiserslauternDansenberg, 7 bd, 3 bth, 234 sq meK'TOWN FULLY FURNISHED LOFT, ters, Kaiserslautern-Dansenberg Ger1bd, 1.5bth, luxury fully furnished long many, 2027 €, rschw60@gmail.com term apartment, 90sqm, €1980 all incl. call 0172 68 55 976, mre.kmc@ic loud.com Big apartment, 20 min.to Vogelweh, RAB, hospital, 3bedr, walkin closet, big shower+whirlpool, liv./din.-room, large balkon with a view in the landscape of forest, laundry, underfloorheating, AFN, DSL, 1000 € + utl.hohmann-pia@ web.de or phone 0170 9305 170

APTS FOR RENT

KaiserslauternWest Furnished appartment, washing machine, Internet Access, all Incl.utilities, 44 qm, 1 bd, 1 bth, 44 sq meters, 5 min from Kleberkaserne, 10 min from Vogelweh, 15 min from Ramstein-available immediately for short term leasing, Assenmacherstrasse 67659 Kaiserslautern Germany, 495 EU, phone: 6313704922, 015125621211 email: cnhs@gmx.de

4+ BEDROOMS

Kaiserslautern, FSH, 340sqm, 7 BR, 4baths, nice yard, double garage, rent €2500, please call Dieter 01726823232, dzepezauer@aol.com

UnserLager24 Self Storage • All in one place • Moving & storage units • Over 20 years of experience  0 63 71 - 92 88 408 | www.unserlager24.de | info@unserlager24.de

HOUSES FOR RENT

4 BEDROOMS

Mainz, 1bd, 1bth, Apartment, 20sqm, BIK, liv, no pets, available 1 Apr 2021, Housing Approved, €300 +utl, call +12403394967, mrinalini.ramanan@ 5 Bedroom Apartment In Den Doerrgmail.com wiesen 9 66879 Oberstaufenbach, 5 bd, 2,5 bth, 203 sq meters, 1, phone: Miesenbach, 2min to RAB, 85sqm, 015123267488, email: joachimmichel@ 1BR, 1 lrg liv/dinrm, partly furn, arcor.de 2levels, BIK, 1bath, Guest toil. parking place, SAT, Internet, €560+€140 util Bruchmuehlbach-Miesau, 4bd, +2mon dep, Call: 06371-952803 or 2.5bth, House, 160sqm, pets allowed, 0157-79751694 available 29 Dec 2020, Housing Approved, call +49 173 8876624, george@im mobilien-hauf.de

APTS FOR RENT

2 BEDROOMS BIG CITY APARTMENT Kaiserslautern, 4bd, 2bth, 260sqm, amazing layout, close to train station, quiet street, hardwood floors, high-speed internet, pets allowed, available immediately, housing approved, €2150 +utl, call Hofheim am Taunus, 4bd, 3.5bth, HouWiesbaden, 2bd, 2bth, Apartment, 0172 68 55 976, mre.kmc@icloud.com se, 180sqm, BIK, guest WC, liv/dinrm, 88sqm, BIK, liv, garden, balcony/tergarden, balcony/terrace, laundry, finisrace, laundry, shared garage, pets allohed basement, private garage, pets alwed, available 15 Mar 2021, Housing lowed, available 28 Feb 2021, Housing Approved, €1900 +utl, call +49 (0) House, available 3 Mar 2021, Housing Approved, €2900 +utl, call +49 (0) 6124 - 609 1466, sullivan@sommerim Approved, save up to €20,000 call +34- 6124 - 609 1466, sullivan@sommerim mo.de 900-999-479marketing@frementa.com mo.de

Real Estate Services are offered by registered businesses as well as private people. To ensure a satisfactory service experience, please always ask for credentials and deny payments up front!


HOUSES FOR RENT

4 BEDROOMS

HOUSES FOR RENT

3 BEDROOMS 1bd, 1bth, TLA Apartment (only shortterm, not permanent), 55sqm, BIK, garden, pets allowed, available 10 Feb 2020, €1 +utl, call +49 176 2468 7550, info@expatngo.com

Kaiserslautern, 2.0bd, 1.0bth, Apartment, 75sqm, BIK, liv/dinrm, garden, balcony/terrace, finished basement, pets allowed, available 31 Aug 2020, €0.5 +utl, call 01729664307, michael.uh rig@ihrsteuerberater.com

Nice FSH Hütschenhausen, 220 sqm, Kaiserslautern, 4bd, 1.5bth, Townhou- 3 BR, 2.5 baths, carport, rent €1750, se, 138sqm, BIK, guest WC, liv, gar- please call Dieter 01726823232, dzepe den, balcony/terrace, laundry, finished zauer@aol.com basement, private garage, pets must be approved, available 16 Dec 2020, €1250 +utl, call +4915110995058, ri chard.j.taylor1@hotmail.com 2bd, 1bth, Apartment, 125sqm, BIK, liv/dinrm, garden, balcony/terrace, laundry, pets allowed, available 16 Jul 2020, call 00 49 171 313 6996, info@ju dithkern.com Spesbach nice duplex 140 sqm, 3 BDR, 1,5baths, nice basement, carport, rent€1100, Dzepezauer@aol.com, please call Dieter 01726823232 Kostheim, 4bd, 1.5bth, Townhouse, 150sqm, BIK, guest WC, liv/dinrm, garden, balcony/terrace, laundry, finished basement, pets allowed, available 28 Feb 2021, Housing Approved, €2400 +utl, call +49 (0) 6124 - 609 1466, sulli van@sommerimmo.de

2BR 1.5BA TLA Apt with Air-Conditioning, Ramstein, 5min from RAB, TDY / PCS, NOT FOR PERMANENT LODGING, pet friendly, Photos available at www.expatngo.com/3-bed-apartmentWiesbaden, 3bd, 3bth, House, downtown-ramstein, inquiries: whats200sqm, BIK, liv, garden, balcony/ter- app: +49 17624687550, info@expatn race, laundry, finished basement, priva- go.com te garage, cats allowed, available 1 Mar 2021, Housing Approved, €2900 +utl, call +49 (0) 6124 - 609 1466, sulli van@sommerimmo.de

Mehlbach, charming house 4bd, 2bth, 170sqm, BIK, liv/dinrm, fireplace, yard, balcony/terrace, laundry, finished basement, pets allowed, available 1 April 2021, Housing Approved, €1450 +utl, call +49 017672134865, or whatsapp, !!!!!1-5 bed luxury apts & houses for TLA/TDY personnel in Ramstein/Mabhvizcarra@hotmail.com ckenbach/Bruchmuhlbach .2min to RAB.Short walk to shops/restaurants. 100% equipped, TV, AFN, English satellite, free phone, high speed internet, Möbelspedition free calls to USA and Eur.good library and movie selection.Pets welcome.Off • Inland and foreign moves street secured parking.Call Jennie • Business and building moves 0171-2679282. OR luxuryapts09@ya • Delivery and assembling of hoo.com

Fully modernized 1BR 1BA TLA Apt with Air-Conditioning, Ramstein, 5min from RAB, TDY / PCS, NOT FOR PERMANENT LODGING, pet friendly, Photos available at www.expatngo.com/1bed-tla-attic-apartment, inquiries: whatsapp: +49 17624687550, info@ex patngo.com

3 BR APT Ramstein 5 min from RAB, 3 bd, 2 bth, Friedenstrasse 30 RamsteinMiesenbach Germany, please call for a Entirely renovated 2 bed apartment in price quote: +49 17624687550, info@ex Ramstein, 2 bd, 1 bth, 75 sq meters, Weilerbacher Str. 1, 67686 Mackenpatngo.com bach, Germany, call / email us for a price quote: +49 17624687550, info@ex patngo.com. Check out more 1, 2, 3 and 4 bed apartments on www.expatn go.com

Comfortable 2 bed apartment in Ramstein with AC, 2 bd, 1 bth, 86 sq meters, Landstuhler Str. 61 66877 Ramstein-Miesenbach Germany, ALL UTILITIES INCLUDED, €?, please contact us for a price quote at info@expatn go.com or +4917624687550. Check out more 1, 2, 3 and 4 bed units on www.expatngo.com

Kaiserslautern, 2.0bd, 1.0bth, Apartment, 100sqm, BIK, liv/dinrm, balcony/ terrace, laundry, finished basement, private garage, carport, pets allowed, available 31 Aug 2020, €0.5 +utl, call 01729664307, michael.uhrig@ihrsteuer berater.com

TLA / TDY

2BR 1.5BA TLA Apt with Air-Conditioning, Ramstein, 5min from RAB, TDY / PCS, NOT FOR PERMANENT LODGING, pet friendly, Photos available at www.expatngo.com/2-bed-downtownapart-garden-views, inquiries: whatsapp: +49 17624687550, info@expatn go.com

Kaiserslautern, 1.0bd, 2.0bth, Apartment, 70sqm, BIK, guest WC, liv/ dinrm, balcony/terrace, finished basement, pets allowed, available 31 Aug 2020, €0.5 +utl, call 01729664307, mi chael.uhrig@ihrsteuerberater.com

5BR 2.5BA TLA House with Air-Conditioning, Ramstein, 5min from RAB, TDY / PCS, NOT FOR PERMANENT LODGING, pet friendly, Photos available at www.expatngo.com/5-bed-tlahouse-in-ramstein, inquiries: whatsapp: +49 17624687550, info@expatn go.com

Exclusive 1 bed roof apartment in downtown Ramstein (5 min from RAB), 1 bd, 1 bth, 75 sq meters, ALL UTILITIES INCLUDED, €?, call / email us for a price quote: +49 17624687550 / in fo@expatngo.com. Check out more 1, 2, 3 and 4 bed units on www.expatn go.com

3BR 2BA TLA Apt with Air-Conditioning, Ramstein, 5min from RAB, TDY / PCS, NOT FOR PERMANENT LODGING, pet friendly, Photos available at www.expatngo.com/3-bed-tla-ground floor-and-terrace-2, inquiries: whatsapp: +49 17624687550, info@expatn go.com

new furniture and fittings • Packing • Furniture Storage

… international moves since 1880 06 31 / 3 57 32-0 www.umzuege-sander.de

MOVING? Great service at an affordable rate for your local moves!

Auf dem Immel 5 | 67685 Weilerbach

info@etl-transporte.de | www.etl-transporte.de

06374 995 99 10

1.0bd, 1.5bth, Apartment, 135sqm, BIK, guest WC, liv/dinrm, balcony/terrace, laundry, pets allowed, available 26 Nov 2019, €2200 +utl, call 00 49 171 313 6996, info@judithkern.com

+ event calendar + movie schedule + travel articles & videos

Kaiserslautern, 2.0bd, 1.5bth, Apartment, 95sqm, BIK, guest WC, liv/ dinrm, balcony/terrace, laundry, finished basement, cats allowed, available 31 Aug 2020, €0.5 +utl, call 01729664307, michael.uhrig@ihrsteuer berater.com

militaryingermany.com


Save money with UTAP By SWK Stadtwerke Kaiserslautern Many utility companies honor the Utility Tax Avoidance Program, making it a great way for you to save money on your energy bill. In Germany, electricity and natural gas are taxed at 19 percent; water is considered a food and therefore only taxed at seven percent. Unless you enroll in UTAP, your energy suppliers must automatically add these taxes to your utility bill. Who can register with UTAP? The program is open to all military and authorized members of the U.S. Forces who live off-base. There is a one-time service fee charged by your Value Added Tax office upon registration. For more Information please contact the VAT

Office on Ramstein Air Base, Bldg. 2118 at 480-5309 or 06371-47-5309, or the VAT Office on Rhine Ordnance Barracks, Bldg. 162, room 110 at 541-9086/9091 or 0611-143-541-9091. Payments made easy: When you come to open or close your account, please bring along the meter number and meter reading for each type of service. Set payments are due every month. Payments are usually based on number of occupants. Payments go into a holding account for your annual meter reading. Participation in UTAP requires bills are paid by direct debit from your bank account with a SEPA debit authorization. Read more on last page of Property Section

Photo by patpitchaya / Shutterstock.com

PROPERTIES

• • • • •

SEARCH NEAR YOUR MILITARY INSTALLATION GOOGLE MAP SEARCH RESULTS FOR EASY OVERVIEW 100 DETAIL POINTS ABOUT EACH PROPERTY DISTANCE FROM YOUR BASE/POST INFORMATION RICH PROPERTY LISTINGS


Photo by javarman / Shutterstock.com

TLA / TDY

TLA / TDY in Mackenbach, 1 Bd, 1 Bth, 60 m², Beethovenweg 18 67686 Mackenbach Deutschland, +4915732414957, georg.winter@hot mail.de

TLA / TLF Charming & Cozy Barn HouMore information: Judith Mobil: 00 49 se in Ramstein, fully furnished, 3bd, 171 313 6996 Mail: info@judith 2bth, built-in kitchen & all supplies, liv/ kern.com dinrm, washer & dryer in basement, pets allowed, avail 1 Feb 21, per diem Kaiserslautern, 2.0bd, 2.0bth, Apartrate, no extra fees! Contact Lilly +49 ment, 65sqm, BIK, guest WC, dinrm, 173 3647569, info@german-aid.com carport, pets allowed, available 31 Aug 2020, €0.5 +utl, call 01729664307, mi chael.uhrig@ihrsteuerberater.com

TLA Weilerbach, 1 bd, 1 bth, 75 sq meters, schlesienstr. 3 67685Weilerbach, €35, 01795310274, mail@stuard.de

TLA/TDY/TLF apartment in Ramstein city, 3 bd, 1 bth, 120 sq meters, 21 Landstuhler Str. 66877 Ramstein-Miesenbach Germany, €160, Call: 0173 Welcome to our new TLA / TDY Home 497 51 71, Email: info@ken-immobili in Weilerbach / Ramstein, 2, 3 and 4 bdr, 2 bth, Isigny-Allee 67685 Weileren.de, Website: ken-immobilien.de bach Germany, lodging rate, klincks.tla home@gmail.com or 00491797891495 www.TLA-homes.com

TDY / TLA / TLF / TQSA (NOT FOR PERMANENT HOUSING) 4 BR villa Mackenbach 5min from RAB pet friendly fully-furnished garden & BBQ, 2 bd (+ 2 guest bd), 2.5 bth, 195 sq meters, Kaiserslautern, 3.0bd, 1.5bth, Apart- Kantstrasse 10 67686 Mackenbach ment, 110sqm, pets allowed, available Germany, +49 17624687550, info@ex 31 Aug 2020, €0.5 +utl, call patngo.com 01729664307, michael.uhrig@ihrsteuer berater.com

TLF/TLA/TDY/PCS: loft-style apt, 85sqm, BIK, livrm, 1bed, 1bathrm w/ shower, washer & dryer, garden, highTLA 3 BR Apt 5 min from Ramstein AB speed internet, avail now, per diem raground floor pet friendly, 3 bd, 2 bth, te, no extra fees. Contact Lilly: 0173 190 sq meters, Landstuhler Str. 41 3647569 or info@german-aid.com 66877 Ramstein-Miesenbach Germany, +49 17624687550, info@expatn go.com

TLA / TDY / TLF Loft apartment in Kaiserslautern city, 1 bd, 1 bth, 100 sq meters, high qualitiy furnishing, walking distance to city, €125, Call: 0173 497 51 71, Email: info@ken-immobili en.de, Website: ken-immobilien.de

Welcome to our new familiyfriendly TLA/TDY 3 bdr home in Weilerbach/ Ramstein, 3 bd, 2 bth, 120 sq meters, TLA 3BR, 2bth, 120sqm Apartment, Isigny-Allee 67685 Weilerbach GermaBIK, liv, balcony/terrace, laundry, no ny, lodging rate, klincks.tlahome@ or 0049-1795104626 pets, available 11 Dec 2019, call +49 gmail.com www.TLA-homes.com 176 2468 7550, info@expatngo.com

Kindsbach, 1bd, 1.5bth, Apartment, 100sqm, BIK, liv, balcony/terrace, laundry, no pets, available 11 Dec 2019, call +49 176 2468 7550, info@expatn go.com

Continued from front page of Properties section You can save even more money by saving energy. Here are some tips to show you how: 1. Install and set a programmable thermostat: Save an estimated 10 percent per year on heating costs by using a programmable thermostat. 2. Use sunlight to your advantage:

Choose window treatments that allow you to use natural light while reducing heat loss and gain. 3. Switch to Energy Star or European Union energy label electronics: Using certified products throughout your home could save energy and money. 4. Choose energy saving lighting: Replacing your most frequently used lights with energy efficient lights or LEDs helps

Welcome to our new fully furnished TLA Homes in Weilerbach / Ramstein, 5 min from East Gate Ramstein, 4 bdr, 2 bth, 140 sq meters, Isigny-Allee in 67685 Weilerbach, Germany, lodging rate, klincks.tlahome@gmail.com or 0049-179 7891495 www.tla-ho mes.com

you save a considerable amount of enery. 5. Reduce energy for water heating: You can lower your water heater’s temperature to a minimum of 60 degrees centigrade, 140 degrees Fahrenheit, and still be safe. 6. Caulk air leaks: Using low-cost caulk to seal cracks and openings in your home keeps cold air out and cash in your wallet. 7. Contact a professional home

Welcome to our new TLA / TDY Home in Weilerbach / Ramstein, 2 bdr, 2 bth, 100 sq meters, Isigny-Allee 67685 Weilerbach Germany, lodging rate, klincks.tlahome@gmail.com or 00491795104626 www.TLA-homes.com

Welcome to our TLA/TDY 3 bdr home in Weilerbach/ Ramstein, 3 bdr, 1.5 bth, 120 sq meters, Isigny-Allee 67685 Weilerbach Germany, lodging rate, klincks.tlahome@gmail.com or 00491795104626 www.TLA-homes.com

performance specialist from your utility company: These professionals will do a comprehensive audit of your whole house using special tools to measure your home energy efficiency.

Graphic by RealVector / Shutterstock.com

Mackenbach, 5bd, 3bth, House, 235sqm, BIK, guest WC, liv, garden, balcony/terrace, laundry, private garage, no pets, available 3 Dec 2020, Housing Approved, €1 +utl, call +49 176 Kaiserslautern, 2.0bd, 2.0bth, Apart- 313 73 451, nicolewandowsky@web.de ment, 70sqm, BIK, guest WC, liv/ dinrm, balcony/terrace, finished basement, pets allowed, available 31 Aug 2020, €0.5 +utl, call 01729664307, mi chael.uhrig@ihrsteuerberater.com

All real estate advertised is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act of 1968, which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, or national origin, or an intention to make such preference, limitation or discrimination. The publisher will not knowingly accept any advertisement for real estate which is in violation of the law. All dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis.


Kaiserslautern American

March 12, 2021

Page 15

Keep your distance from these fuzzy caterpillars by Michelle Thum Regional Health Command Europe Warmer weather in Europe can lend itself to adventures with your family, but it also means the return of some pesky critters. The oak processionary moth caterpillars are a tree defoliating pest that pose health risks to humans and pets in their larval stages. While touching an oak processionary moth caterpillar is most likely not life threatening, it can be extremely painful. Public Health Command Europe offers the following tips for protecting yourself against these fluffy little creatures. The oak processionary moth caterpillar is easy to identify because of the long black stripe down the back of its yellowish white body covered in gray hairs. “The caterpillar's hairs contain thaumetopoein, a toxin that may cause itchy, painful rashes if the hairs come in contact with your skin or can exacerbate asthma if inhaled,” according to PHCE entomologist Capt. Megan Heineman. As their name suggests, oak processionary moth caterpillars are found mostly in oak trees

Tall.

during early summer months from May to July. Additionally, they typically follow one another head-to-tail in "processions" on the ground and on trees from their nests to their feeding places. When a person comes in contact with the caterpillar's hairs it can irritate the lungs, eyes and skin and can even cause a severe allergic reaction. If the hairs come in contact with a person's eyes they may develop conjunctivitis. Additionally, the caterpillar's hairs can affect pets, in particular their noses and snouts due to their sniffing behavior. The best defense against these caterpillars is to avoid them. Don't touch them. Living and dead caterpillars are equally harmful. PHCE recommends avoiding oak trees and dense forests; be vigilant during outdoor activities; change clothes after outdoor activities; and leash your dogs when close to oak trees to prevent them from getting in contact with the caterpillars. It is recommended to report any nest findings of oak processional moth caterpillars to the garrison. If off-post, report it to the local authorities, and keep your distance from the location.

Photo by Sarah2/Shutterstock.com

“It is also important to ensure children can recognize oak processionary moth caterpillars and their nests and know to stay away from them,” said Heineman. According to Heineman, the symptoms should clear up on their

Grande.

Cars for everyone... even Court-knee

:)

own. However, if symptoms persist, call your local military treatment facility for an appointment. People react differently and some reactions may be severe. If you experience difficulty breathing or chest pain, do not wait for

an appointment with your primary care manager. Seek immediate medical attention. Check Public Health Command Europe’s Facebook page for more health information.

Venti.


Kaiserslautern American

Page 16

March 12, 2021

Operation Octave Quartz: 435 AGOW prove capabilities

U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 435th Air Expeditionary Wing board a U.S Air Force C-130J Super Hercules aircraft during Operation Octave Quartz, January. The 435th Air Ground Operations Group integrated Airmen from the 435th Contingency Response Group, 435th Air and Space Communications Group and a small team from the 621st Contingency Response Wing in support of Operation Octave Quartz.

Story and photos by Senior Airman Milton Hamilton 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs Several units from the 435th Air Ground Operations Wing recently rapidly deployed to Somalia at the direction of the President of the United States and the acting Secretary of Defense to

reposition assets and personnel to other locations within East Africa in support of Operation Octave Quartz. During the operation, U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 435th AGOW conducted over 300 airlift sorties to reposition 3,364 tons of equipment and 1,279 personnel quickly.

“I am extremely proud of both wings for how quickly and safely they accomplished an incredibly challenging mission with professionalism and tenacity,” said Col. Daniel C. Clayton, 435th Air Ground Operations Wing and 435th Air Expeditionary Wing commander. “Once again, our amazing Airmen across Africa

U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 435th Air Expeditionary Wing load a U.S Air Force C-130J Super Hercules aircraft during Operation Octave Quartz, January. The objective of OOQ was to reposition U.S. Department of Defense forces in Somalia to other East African operating locations while enabling joint and coalition partners to maintain pressure on violent extremist organizations.

and Europe proved their readiness and resiliency, by rapidly responding and effectively executing their mission in the austere conditions and contested environment of East Africa.” In total, Joint Task Force Quartz and supporting units flew more than 1,000 sorties using 17 different types of aircraft, moved 4.6 million pounds of cargo, and repositioned hundreds of personnel throughout East Africa in less than two months. “We continue to support our partners in their fight against violent extremists like al-Qaeda affiliate as-Shabaab and ISISSomalia who aim to destabilize the region, attack civilians, and target the U.S.,” said Maj. Gen. Dagvin Anderson, Joint Task Force - Quartz commander. “We conducted five strikes against al-Shabaab, even while repositioning forces, showing that we remain committed to keeping pressure on al-Shabaab and supporting our partners who do the same.” Approximately 75 Airmen from the 435th AGOW assigned to the 435th Contingency Response Group, 435th Air and Space

Communications Group, and 4th Air Support Operations Ground provided support to the mission. “The objective of OOQ was to reposition U.S. Department of Defense forces in Somalia to other East African operating locations while enabling joint and coalition partners to maintain pressure on violent extremist organizations,” said Lt Col Sean McCurdy, 435th CRG commander. The 435th CRG provides scalable, cross-functional, and rapidly deployable forces designed to assess and open airbases in order to perform initial airfield operations, enabling rapid stand-up of combat operations anywhere in their area of responsibility. “The 435th AGOW deployed a team of multifunctional contingency response and communications Airmen to enable the rapid repositioning,” McCurdy said. “Specifically, the primary role of the team at each location was to integrate with the base command teams, increase the capacity to support airlift operations, and lead the expedited processing, upload and download of cargo and passengers on C-130J Super Hercules aircraft.”


Kaiserslautern American

March 12, 2021 As the only U.S. Air Force contingency response unit in U.S. Air Forces in Europe – Air Forces Africa, the Airmen assigned to the 435th AEW and 435th AGOW provide airlift flexibility to the U.S. military’s posture in the continued fight against violent extremism. “This operation allowed the CRG to show our agility,” said McCurdy. “Our contingency response teams contain highly trained multifunctional Airmen, which allows us to maintain capability while reducing our footprint. This made us lighter and leaner, and provided the flexibility to rapidly respond to the point of need throughout the area of responsibility.” The 1st Combat Communications Squadron, which is a part of the 435th ACOMG, supported the 435th CRG by maintaining constant communication capabilities. “We provided the 435th CRG with small communications packages which were easily maneuverable in the light and lean tactical environment,” said Capt Kayla Haven, 1st CBCS assistant director of operations. “1st CBCS personnel also assisted the 435th CRG with packing and loading aircraft with equipment.” Haven served as the communication liaison officer and director of staff for the Joint Air Component Coordination Element, during OOQ. The JACCE coordinated air operations and maintained communications and awareness between the Ramstein Combined Air Operations Center and the Joint Task Force commander. “The JACCE acted as a Forward Air Operations Center,” said Haven. “Essentially, all airspace movements, including aircraft going into theater to pick up the equipment and personnel, were coordinated through the JACCE.” In addition to 435th CRG and 435th ACOMG support, the 2nd Air Support Operations Squadron, which is a part of the 4th ASOG, provided capabilities to the ground commander through employment of Tactical Air Control Parties. "Airmen from the 2nd ASOS deployed to the 435th Air Expeditionary Wing to provide TACP expertise and Joint Terminal Attack Controllers in support of the U.S. Army’s 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team,” said Maj. Seth G. Ostlund 2nd ASOS director of operations. “We rapidly deployed our Airmen to serve as part of the Quick Reaction Force in order to bolster the overall land-based security package for the operation.”

Page 17

U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 435th Air Expeditionary Wing push cargo off a U.S Air Force C-130J Super Hercules aircraft during Operation Octave Quartz, January. During OOQ, hundreds of assets were moved quickly and efficiently, highlighting the capabilities and importance of the 435th Air Ground Operations Group.

This complex logistics and security operation was accomplished while maintaining significant pressure against al-Shabaab. U.S. forces will continue to support partner forces in Somalia and throughout the region while also surveilling and striking violent extremists. “Any large-scale movement of forces or equipment presents an operational vulnerability,” Ostlund said. “Our unit's contribution was toward reducing that vulnerability by posturing as additional security.” 435th AEW and 435th AGOW Airmen are poised to support at any time with mission-ready contingency forces. “This mission showcases the proficiency of the contingency response forces and the capabilities they bring to the joint force, despite their smaller size,” said McCurdy. “More importantly, it serves as a powerful model for larger organizations as they seek to develop Agile Combat Employment concepts going into the future.” The joint task force safely and expeditiously moved all U.S. personnel and equipment to their destination ahead of schedule. “The speed in which this operation was developed and successfully implemented demonstrates the ability of USAFE to rapidly plan, coordinate, and reposition forces from one geographic command to another, and then back again,” said Ostlund.

U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 435th Air Expeditionary Wing stand in a U.S Air Force C-130J Super Hercules aircraft during an asset repositioning during Operation Octave Quartz, January. Approximately, 75 Airmen from across the 435th Air Ground Operations Wing contributed to the repositioning of hundreds of Department of Defense assets throughout East Africa.

Open every

Friday 10 am – 6 pm Saturday 8 am – 4 pm Storage space avail. FOR RENT!

Landstuhl, Römerstr. 2c

Tel. 0163-1 90 57 17


Kaiserslautern American

Page 18

March 12, 2021

Army COVID-19 prevention focus of Baumholder visit by local host-nation leaders Story and photos by Jason Tudor U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz Showcasing measures being taken to prevent the spread of COVID and protect the American population, the U.S. Army welcomed local leaders to U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz and the Baumholder Military Community March 3. Birkenfeld County Commissioner Matthias Schneider and Baumholder District Mayor Bernd Alsfasser were among six guests who toured Baumholder facilities and spoke to Army subject-matter experts and public health officials. Garrison Commander Col. Vance J. Klosinski, U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz commander, led the tour and discussion. Officials spoke with leaders from the garrison COVID forensics-contact team, Team Trace, and toured portions of the 16th Special Troops Battalion, part of the 16th Sustainment Brigade. Leaders were also able to gain insight on how a Department of Defense Education Activity facility prevents the spread of COVID by touring Baumholder Middle and High School. “It is important to show our community partners the measures we are taking to fight COVID are in line with what the host-nation is doing outside the

fence,” Klosinski said. “Having the county commissioner and the district mayor have boots on the ground helps them understand that we are in this fight together and that we are in concert with our German neighbors in this effort.” “My trust in our American neighbors has been confirmed,” said Schneider, thanking garrison leadership for the open and informative dialogue. Joining the commissioner and the mayor were HansJuergen Bruenesholz, Director Youth, Schools, Social Affairs, and Health Authority; Diana Thiel, Birkenfeld County Health Department Director; Carolin Smith, Assistant Health Department; Karsten Schultheis, County Public Affairs Representative; and Dr. Robert Weien, Public Health Emergency Officer, U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz. For Thiel, getting to know people and the system on the U.S. side was important. “We already know some people through the phone calls we make every day, but now we know exactly who we are working with as partners,” Thiel said. All participants wore masks and maintained physical distancing during the two-hour visit to Baumholder.

(Above) Leah Zamor, principal of Baumholder Middle and High School greets Matthias Schneider, Birkenfeld County Commissioner, during a visit to the school located in the Baumholder Military Community, March 3. The twohour visit provided the commissioner and other local German officials insight into how the Army fights COVID-19 and protects its population in the Baumholder community, including the measures the school is taking with its faculty and students.

Col. Vance J. Klosinski explains garrison efforts to combat COVID-19 to Matthias Schneider, Birkenfeld County Commissioner (foreground), during a visit to the Baumholder Military Community. The two-hour visit provided the commissioner and other local German officials insight into how the Army fights COVID-19 and protects its population in the Baumholder community.

Matthias Schneider, Birkenfeld county commissioner (right middle), listens to a briefing about “Team Trace” and the efforts of U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz to fight COVID during a visit to Baumholder Military Community, March 3. The two-hour visit included a stop in Team Trace’s nerve center providing the commissioner and other local German officials insight into how the Army fights COVID-19 and protects its population in the Baumholder community.


March 12, 2021

Kaiserslautern American

Page 19


Kaiserslautern American

Page 20

March 12, 2021

Photo by Dimitris Leonidas / Shutterstock.com

2014 Nissan Pathfinder SL AWD, SUV, $16,999. Patriot Military Automobiles GmbH - Aviano I, 40 Via Pordenone, Aviano, 33081 Italy, +39 0434 677031, contact@patriot-autos.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com!

AUTOS All ads & pics on www.FindItGuide.com 2007 BMW 530d Stationwagon, Wagon, $9,999. Patriot Military Automobiles GmbH - Sigonella, SP 105 C, Belpasso, 95032 Italy, +39 095 6140067, contact@patriot-autos.net. Find all of 2013 Toyota Sienna XLE 8-Passenger, Sedan / Saloon, US, Front, 6-Speed our cars on FindItGuide.com! Shiftable Automatic (A), $17,999 2013 Chevy Equinox LT FWD, SUV, (S4505). The Used Car Guys - Ram$12,999. Patriot Military Automobiles stein, Am Lanzenbusch 1, RamsteinGmbH - Grafenwoehr, 30 Im GewerbeMiesenbach, 66877 Germany, 06371 park, Grafenwoehr, 92655 Germany, 92 00 00, ramstein@usedcarguys.net. 0151-1580-6354, contact@patriot-au Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com! tos.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com! 2014 Jeep Cherokee Limited (4x4), SUV, US, Rear, 9-Speed Shiftable Automatic (A), $19,199 (S4553). The Used Car Guys - Ramstein, Am Lanzenbusch 1, Ramstein-Miesenbach, 66877 Germany, 06371 92 00 00, ramstein@ usedcarguys.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com!

2013 Ford Mustang V6 Premium, Sedan / Saloon, US, Rear, Manual, $15,199 (S4578). The Used Car Guys Ramstein, Am Lanzenbusch 1, Ramstein-Miesenbach, 66877 Germany, 06371 92 00 00, ramstein@usedcar guys.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com! 2013 Kia Optima SX, Sedan / Saloon, US, Front, 6-Speed Automatic Sportmatic (A), $12,999 (S4538). The Used Car Guys - Ramstein, Am Lanzenbusch 1, Ramstein-Miesenbach, 66877 Germany, 06371 92 00 00, ramstein@ usedcarguys.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com!

2016 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 SLT 4x4, Pickup, US, Rear, 8-Speed Shiftable Automatic (A), $32,499 (S4448). The Used Car Guys - Kaiserslautern, Weilerbacher Strasse 10, Kaiserslautern, 67661 Germany, 0631-68031210, 2014 Volkswagen Polo (EU Specs), kaiserslautern@usedcarguys.net. Find US, $12,499 (E0091). The Used Car all of our cars on FindItGuide.com! Guys - Stuttgart, 6 Robert-BoschStrasse, Schoenaich, 71101 Germany, 01727 129 046, stuttgart@usedcar guys.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com!

2016 Kia Sportage EX, SUV, US, Front, 6-Speed Shiftable Automatic (A), $18,599 (S3974). The Used Car Guys Kaiserslautern, Weilerbacher Strasse 10, Kaiserslautern, 67661 Germany, 2014 Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0 DIESEL 0631-68031210, kaiserslautern@used 4WD Automatic, SUV, $16,999. Patriot carguys.net. Find all of our cars on FinMilitary Automobiles GmbH - Ramstein dItGuide.com! II, 47 Kindsbacher Str., Ramstein-Miesenbach, 66877 Germany, +49 (0) 6371 5981520, contact@patriot-au 2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara tos.net. Find all of our cars on FindIt4x4, SUV, US, Rear, $29,499 (S4514). Guide.com! The Used Car Guys - Ramstein, Am Lanzenbusch 1, Ramstein-Miesen- 2015 Ford Escape Titanium 4X4, SUV, bach, 66877 Germany, 06371 92 00 $19,399. Patriot Military Automobiles 00, ramstein@usedcarguys.net. Find all GmbH - Aviano I, 40 Via Pordenone, Aviano, 33081 Italy, +39 0434 677031, of our cars on FindItGuide.com! contact@patriot-autos.net. Find all of 2016 Toyota Camry LE, Sedan / Saour cars on FindItGuide.com! loon, $17,749. Patriot Military Automo2015 Ford Escape Titanium, SUV, US, biles GmbH - Ramstein II, 47 KindsbaFront, 6-Speed Shiftable Automatic (A), cher Str., Ramstein-Miesenbach, $18,699 (S4574). The Used Car Guys - 66877 Germany, +49 (0) 6371 Ramstein, Am Lanzenbusch 1, Ram- 5981520, contact@patriot-autos.net. stein-Miesenbach, 66877 Germany, Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com! 06371 92 00 00, ramstein@usedcar guys.net. Find all of our cars on FindIt- 2016 Volkswagon Jetta Sport 1.8T Manual, Sedan / Saloon, $16,495. PaGuide.com! triot Military Automobiles GmbH - Kai2015 Lexus IS 250 F-Sport, Sedan / serslautern, 22 Kaiserstrasse, KaisersSaloon, US, Rear, 6-Speed Automatic lautern, 67661 Germany, +49 (0) 631 w/Sequential Shift Mode (A), $24,999 892 932 90, contact@patriot-autos.net. (S4548). The Used Car Guys - Ram- Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com! stein, Am Lanzenbusch 1, RamsteinMiesenbach, 66877 Germany, 06371 2017 Buick Encore Essence, SUV, 92 00 00, ramstein@usedcarguys.net. US, Front, $20,999 (S4298). The Used Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com! Car Guys - Kaiserslautern, Weilerbacher Strasse 10, Kaiserslautern, 67661 2015 Lexus RC350 F-Sport package, Germany, 0631-68031210, kaiserslau Coupe, $35,999. Patriot Military Auto- tern@usedcarguys.net. Find all of our Ramstein mobiles GmbH - Vicenza, 304 Via Aldo cars on FindItGuide.com! 06371-70100 Moro, Vicenza, 36100 Italy, +39 0444 502025, contact@patriot-autos.net. Ramstein Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com! 06371- 70182

Kaiserslautern 0176-70314160 Kaiserslautern 0176-62542996

World Wide Car Shipping

Domestic Delivery within US and Europe: Marine Insurance • Customs Clearance

Leave it to us to bring it to you! For a free quote please contact: +49-800-CARSHIP or www.transglobal-carshipping.de info@transglobal–logistics.de

2015 Nissan Murano SL V6 2WD, SUV, $20,699. Patriot Military Automobiles GmbH - Aviano I, 40 Via Pordenone, Aviano, 33081 Italy, +39 0434 677031, contact@patriot-autos.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com! 2015 Volkswagen CC Sport, Sedan / Saloon, US, Front, 6-Speed Double Clutch (A), $18,199 (S4350). The Used Car Guys - Stuttgart, 6 Robert-BoschStrasse, Schoenaich, 71101 Germany, 01727 129 046, stuttgart@usedcar guys.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com! 2016 Toyota Camry XLE, Sedan / Saloon, $19,499. Patriot Military Automobiles GmbH - Spangdahlem II, 1A Im Kreuzgarten, Spangdahlem, 54529 Germany, contact@patriot-autos.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com!

2017 Chevrolet Trax LT, Wagon, US, Front, $18,999 (S4299). The Used Car Guys - Spangdahlem, 45 Hillstrasse, Spangdahlem, 54529 Germany, 06565 957 315, mitch@usedcarguys.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com!

2017 Ford Fusion SE, Sedan / Saloon, US, Front, $18,599 (S4300). The Used Car Guys - Ramstein, Am Lanzenbusch 1, Ramstein-Miesenbach, 66877 Germany, 06371 92 00 00, ramstein@ usedcarguys.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com!

2017 Ford Fusion Titanium, Sedan / Saloon, US, Front, 6-Speed Shiftable Automatic (A), $22,199 (S4311). The Used Car Guys - Stuttgart, 6 RobertBosch-Strasse, Schoenaich, 71101 Germany, 01727 129 046, stuttgart@ usedcarguys.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com! 2017 Ford Mustang EcoBoost, Sedan / Saloon, US, Rear, Automatic, $22,999 (S4486). The Used Car Guys - Ramstein, Am Lanzenbusch 1, RamsteinMiesenbach, 66877 Germany, 06371 92 00 00, ramstein@usedcarguys.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com! 2017 Hyundai Tucson SE Plus AWD, Wagon, $22,999. Patriot Military Automobiles GmbH - Grafenwoehr, 30 Im Gewerbepark, Grafenwoehr, 92655 Germany, 0151-1580-6354, contact@ patriot-autos.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com! 2017 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk 4x4, SUV, US, Rear, 4WD 9-Speed Shiftable Automatic (A), $27,799 (S4470). The Used Car Guys - Kaiserslautern, Weilerbacher Strasse 10, Kaiserslautern, 67661 Germany, 0631-68031210, kaiserslautern@usedcarguys.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com!

2017 Chevrolet Malibu LT, Sedan / Saloon, $18,999. Patriot Military Automobiles GmbH - Grafenwoehr, 30 Im Gewerbepark, Grafenwoehr, 92655 Germany, 0151-1580-6354, contact@patri ot-autos.net. Find all of our cars on Fin- 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited dItGuide.com! 4x4, SUV, US, Rear, 8-Speed Shiftable 2017 Ford Focus S, Sedan / Saloon, Automatic (A), $28,699 (S4405). The $13,149. Patriot Military Automobiles Used Car Guys - Kaiserslautern, WeiGmbH - Aviano I, 40 Via Pordenone, lerbacher Strasse 10, Kaiserslautern, Aviano, 33081 Italy, +39 0434 677031, 67661 Germany, 0631-68031210, kai contact@patriot-autos.net. Find all of serslautern@usedcarguys.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com! our cars on FindItGuide.com!


Kaiserslautern American

March 12, 2021 2017 Volkswagen Jetta 1.4T S, Sedan / Saloon, US, Front, 6-Speed Shiftable Automatic (A), $12,999 (S4576). The Used Car Guys - Ramstein, Am Lanzenbusch 1, Ramstein-Miesenbach, All ads & pics on www.FindItGuide.com 66877 Germany, 06371 92 00 00, ram 2017 Jeep Wrangler Willys Wheeler stein@usedcarguys.net. Find all of our 4x4, SUV, US, Rear, 6-Speed Manual cars on FindItGuide.com! (M), $26,899 (S4550). The Used Car Guys - Ramstein, Am Lanzenbusch 1, Ramstein-Miesenbach, 66877 Germany, 06371 92 00 00, ramstein@usedcar guys.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com!

Page 21

AUTOS

2017 Mazda 6 Touring, Sedan / Saloon, $19,499. Patriot Military Automobiles GmbH - Kaiserslautern, 22 Kaiserstrasse, Kaiserslautern, 67661 Germany, +49 (0) 631 892 932 90, contact@pa triot-autos.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com!

2017 Mazda 6i Touring, Sedan / Saloon, $19,499. Patriot Military Automobiles GmbH - Grafenwoehr, 30 Im Gewerbepark, Grafenwoehr, 92655 Germany, 0151-1580-6354, contact@patri ot-autos.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com!

2017 Volkswagen Passat 1.8T R-Line, Sedan / Saloon, US, Front, 6-speed Automatic with Tiptronic (A), $15,999 (S4555). The Used Car Guys - Ramstein, Am Lanzenbusch 1, RamsteinMiesenbach, 66877 Germany, 06371 92 00 00, ramstein@usedcarguys.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com! 2017 Volkswagen Passat 1.8T S, Sedan / Saloon, US, Front, $17,399 (S4302). The Used Car Guys - Stuttgart, 6 Robert-Bosch-Strasse, Schoenaich, 71101 Germany, 01727 129 046, stuttgart@usedcarguys.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com! 2017 Volkswagen Passat 1.8T SE, Sedan / Saloon, US, Front, $18,999 (S4389). The Used Car Guys - Kaiserslautern, Weilerbacher Strasse 10, Kaiserslautern, 67661 Germany, 063168031210, kaiserslautern@usedcar guys.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com! 2017 VW Golf Sportswagon automatic navigation, Wagon, $16,399. Patriot Military Automobiles GmbH - Ramstein II, 47 Kindsbacher Str., Ramstein-Miesenbach, 66877 Germany, +49 (0) 6371 5981520, contact@patriot-autos.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com! 2017 VW Golf Sportswagon TDI automatic navigation, Wagon, $15,999. Patriot Military Automobiles GmbH - Ramstein II, 47 Kindsbacher Str., RamsteinMiesenbach, 66877 Germany, +49 (0) 6371 5981520, contact@patriot-au tos.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com!

2018 Ford Explorer XLT AWD THIRD ROW, SUV, US, AWD/4WD, 6-Speed Shiftable Automatic (A), $30,699 (S4343). The Used Car Guys - Spangdahlem, 45 Hillstrasse, Spangdahlem, 54529 Germany, 06565 957 315, mitch@usedcarguys.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com!

2017 Mitsubishi Outlander SEL AWD 7 Seats, SUV, US, AWD/4WD, CVT (CVT), $20,499 (S4383). The Used Car Guys - Stuttgart, 6 Robert-BoschStrasse, Schoenaich, 71101 Germany, 01727 129 046, stuttgart@usedcar guys.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com! 2017 Nissan Altima 2.5 SL, Sedan / Saloon, US, Front, CVT (CVT), $16,799 (S4557). The Used Car Guys - Stuttgart, 6 Robert-Bosch-Strasse, Schoenaich, 71101 Germany, 01727 129 046, stuttgart@usedcarguys.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com!

2017 Toyota Camry SE, Sedan / Saloon, $18,999. Patriot Military Automobiles GmbH - Grafenwoehr, 30 Im Gewerbepark, Grafenwoehr, 92655 Germany, 0151-1580-6354, contact@patri ot-autos.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com!

2018 FORD Fusion SE, Front, Automatic, $22,583 (804285). MAS Military AutoSource - Einsiedlerhof, 34 Kaiserstrasse, Kaiserslautern, 67661 Germany, +49 (0)6315 6000921, cpoquotere quest@militarycars.com. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com! 2018 Honda Accord Sport, Sedan / Saloon, $24,599. Patriot Military Automobiles GmbH - Aviano I, 40 Via Pordenone, Aviano, 33081 Italy, +39 0434 2018 Volkswagen Atlas SE 4Motion 677031, contact@patriot-autos.net. AWD/7 Seats, SUV, US, AWD/4WD, 8Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com! Speed Automatic with Tiptronic (A), $29,999 (S4495). The Used Car Guys Kaiserslautern, Weilerbacher Strasse 10, Kaiserslautern, 67661 Germany, 0631-68031210, kaiserslautern@used carguys.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com! 2019 Chevrolet Impala LT, Sedan / Saloon, $22,495. Patriot Military Automobiles GmbH - Aviano I, 40 Via Pordenone, Aviano, 33081 Italy, +39 0434 contact@patriot-autos.net. 2018 Hyundai Elantra SEL, Sedan / 677031, Saloon, $17,995. Patriot Military Auto- Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com! mobiles GmbH - Kaiserslautern, 22 Kai- Used Engines Inc, used engines engiserstrasse, Kaiserslautern, 67661 Ger- nes for sale car engines for sale, 5444 many, +49 (0) 631 892 932 90, con Westheimer Rd Ste 1000 Houston tact@patriot-autos.net. Find all of our 77056 Houston United States, cars on FindItGuide.com! 8005911349, info@usedengines.us

Call us now: 0 63 71 - 70 182 

2018 Chevrolet Camaro 1LT RS PKG, Coupe, $28,499. Patriot Military Automobiles GmbH - Kaiserslautern, 22 Kaiserstrasse, Kaiserslautern, 67661 Germany, +49 (0) 631 892 932 90, con tact@patriot-autos.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com! 2018 CHEVROLET Malibu LS, Front, Automatic, $18,833 (804294). MAS Military AutoSource - Einsiedlerhof, 34 Kaiserstrasse, Kaiserslautern, 67661 Germany, +49 (0)6315 6000921, cpoquote request@militarycars.com. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com!

2017 Nissan Altima 2.5 SR, Sedan / Saloon, US, Front, CVT (CVT), $16,299 (S4560). The Used Car Guys - Stuttgart, 6 Robert-Bosch-Strasse, Schoenaich, 71101 Germany, 01727 129 046, stuttgart@usedcarguys.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com! 2017 Toyota Camry SE, Sedan / Saloon, $19,499. Patriot Military Automobiles GmbH - Vicenza, 304 Via Aldo Moro, Vicenza, 36100 Italy, +39 0444 502025, contact@patriot-autos.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com!

2018 Ford Focus SE, Hatchback, US, Front, 6-Speed Double Clutch (A), $15,999 (S4527). The Used Car Guys Ramstein, Am Lanzenbusch 1, Ramstein-Miesenbach, 66877 Germany, 06371 92 00 00, ramstein@usedcar guys.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com!

2018 Chevrolet Malibu LT, Sedan / Saloon, $20,199. Patriot Military Automobiles GmbH - Sigonella, SP 105 C, Belpasso, 95032 Italy, +39 095 6140067, contact@patriot-autos.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com! 2018 Chevrolet Malibu LT, Sedan / Saloon, $19,995. Patriot Military Automobiles GmbH - Aviano I, 40 Via Pordenone, Aviano, 33081 Italy, +39 0434 677031, contact@patriot-autos.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com!

2018 Ford Fiesta SE, Hatchback, US, Front, Automatic, $13,999 (S4536). The Used Car Guys - Stuttgart, 6 RobertBosch-Strasse, Schoenaich, 71101 Germany, 01727 129 046, stuttgart@ usedcarguys.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com! 2018 Ford Fiesta Titanium, Hatchback, US, Front, 6-Speed Double Clutch (A), $16,199 (S4551). The Used Car Guys - Kaiserslautern, Weilerbacher Strasse 10, Kaiserslautern, 67661 Germany, 0631-68031210, kaiserslau tern@usedcarguys.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com! 2018 Ford Focus SE Hatchback, Sports Hatch, $15,699. Patriot Military Automobiles GmbH - Grafenwoehr, 30 Im Gewerbepark, Grafenwoehr, 92655 Germany, 0151-1580-6354, contact@ patriot-autos.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com! 2018 Ford Focus Titanium, Hatchback, US, Front, 6-Speed Double Clutch (A), $17,599 (S4479). The Used Car Guys - Kaiserslautern, Weilerbacher Strasse 10, Kaiserslautern, 67661 Germany, 0631-68031210, kaiserslau tern@usedcarguys.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com! 2018 FORD Fusion SE, Front, Automatic, $20,108 (804263). MAS Military AutoSource - Einsiedlerhof, 34 Kaiserstrasse, Kaiserslautern, 67661 Germany, +49 (0)6315 6000921, cpoquotere quest@militarycars.com. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com!

tion

All-in-one-solu

Bodywork / Paintjobs

 Repairs of all makes and models

Towing Service Muffler Service  A/C Service  Tire Service  Tune ups

Brake Service Detailing  Rental Cars / Trucks  Agent for Trans Global Car Shipping

Opening hours: Mo-Fri: 8:00-18:00 Carl-Zeiss-Str. 7  66877 Ramstein Email: RAagency@aol.com  www.rolandscarrental.com

Now available:

2017 Kia Sportage EX AWD, SUV, US, AWD/4WD, 6-Speed Shiftable Automatic (A), $20,899 (S4265). The Used Car Guys - Stuttgart, 6 Robert-BoschStrasse, Schoenaich, 71101 Germany, 01727 129 046, stuttgart@usedcar guys.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com!

2018 Dodge Challenger RT V8 SCAT Pack, Coupe, $44,999. Patriot Military Automobiles GmbH - Aviano I, 40 Via Pordenone, Aviano, 33081 Italy, +39 0434 677031, contact@patriot-au tos.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com! 2018 Dodge Journey Crossroad V6 FWD, SUV, $20,999. Patriot Military Automobiles GmbH - Grafenwoehr, 30 Im Gewerbepark, Grafenwoehr, 92655 Germany, 0151-1580-6354, contact@ patriot-autos.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com! 2018 FORD Escape SE, Front, Automatic, $18,908 (804245). MAS Military AutoSource - Einsiedlerhof, 34 Kaiserstrasse, Kaiserslautern, 67661 Germany, +49 (0)6315 6000921, cpoquotere quest@militarycars.com. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com! 2018 Ford Explorer XLT 4X4, SUV, $30,299. Patriot Military Automobiles GmbH - Aviano I, 40 Via Pordenone, Aviano, 33081 Italy, +39 0434 677031, contact@patriot-autos.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com!

2018 Hyundai Elantra SEL, Sedan / Saloon, $16,999. Patriot Military Automobiles GmbH - Ramstein II, 47 Kindsbacher Str., Ramstein-Miesenbach, 66877 Germany, +49 (0) 6371 5981520, contact@patriot-autos.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com! 2018 Hyundai Tucson SEL Plus, SUV, US, Front, 6-Speed Shiftable Automatic (A), $21,299 (S4430). The Used Car Guys - Kaiserslautern, Weilerbacher Strasse 10, Kaiserslautern, 67661 Germany, 0631-68031210, kaiserslautern@ usedcarguys.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com! 2018 Hyundai Tucson SEL, SUV, $19,299. Patriot Military Automobiles GmbH - Sigonella, SP 105 C, Belpasso, 95032 Italy, +39 095 6140067, con tact@patriot-autos.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com! 2018 Toyota Corolla SE, Sedan / Saloon, $16,999. Patriot Military Automobiles GmbH - Aviano I, 40 Via Pordenone, Aviano, 33081 Italy, +39 0434 677031, contact@patriot-autos.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com!

CORONA VIRUS

DEEP INTERIOR DISINFECTION


Kaiserslautern American

Page 22

AUTOS All ads & pics on www.FindItGuide.com

2019 Chevrolet Impala LT, Sedan / Saloon, $21,999. Patriot Military Automobiles GmbH - Ramstein II, 47 Kindsbacher Str., Ramstein-Miesenbach, 66877 Germany, +49 (0) 6371 5981520, contact@patriot-autos.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com!

2019 Dodge Journey GT AWD V6, SUV, $22,999. Patriot Military Automobiles GmbH - Grafenwoehr, 30 Im Gewerbepark, Grafenwoehr, 92655 Germany, 0151-1580-6354, contact@patri ot-autos.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com! 2019 Ford Escape SE 2.0T AWD, SUV, $22,995. Patriot Military Automobiles GmbH - Spangdahlem II, 1A Im Kreuzgarten, Spangdahlem, 54529 Germany, contact@patriot-autos.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com! 2019 Ford Escape SE 2.0Turbo, SUV, $21,499. Patriot Military Automobiles GmbH - Ramstein II, 47 Kindsbacher Str., Ramstein-Miesenbach, 66877 Germany, +49 (0) 6371 5981520, contact@ patriot-autos.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com! 2019 Kia Niro LX, SUV, $20,499. Patriot Military Automobiles GmbH - Vicenza, 304 Via Aldo Moro, Vicenza, 36100 Italy, +39 0444 502025, contact@patri ot-autos.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com!

• • • • • •

2019 Ford Escape SE AWD, SUV, US, AWD/4WD, $23,399 (S4292). The Used Car Guys - Kaiserslautern, Weilerbacher Strasse 10, Kaiserslautern, 67661 Germany, 0631-68031210, kaiserslau tern@usedcarguys.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com!

2019 Ford Fusion Hybrid SE, Sedan / Saloon, US, Front, $19,699 (S4334). The Used Car Guys - Kaiserslautern, Weilerbacher Strasse 10, Kaiserslautern, 67661 Germany, 0631-68031210, kaiserslautern@usedcarguys.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com! 2019 Ford Escape SE AWD, SUV, US, AWD/4WD, 1.9 TDI (66 kW) diesel, $23,499 (S4024). The Used Car Guys Stuttgart, 6 Robert-Bosch-Strasse, Schoenaich, 71101 Germany, 01727 129 046, stuttgart@usedcarguys.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com! 2019 Ford Fiesta SE Hatchback, Sports Hatch, $14,495. Patriot Military Automobiles GmbH - Ramstein II, 47 Kindsbacher Str., Ramstein-Miesenbach, 66877 Germany, +49 (0) 6371 5981520, contact@patriot-autos.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com! 2019 Ford Fiesta SE Hatchback, Sports Hatch, $14,495. Patriot Military Automobiles GmbH - Kaiserslautern, 22 Kaiserstrasse, Kaiserslautern, 67661 Germany, +49 (0) 631 892 932 90, contact@patriot-autos.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com! 2019 Ford Fiesta SE, Hatchback, US, Front, Automatic, $16,299 (S4532). The Used Car Guys - Ramstein, Am Lanzenbusch 1, Ramstein-Miesenbach, 66877 Germany, 06371 92 00 00, ram stein@usedcarguys.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com! 2019 Ford Fusion Hybrid SE, Sedan / Saloon, US, Front, $19,999 (S4390). The Used Car Guys - Ramstein, Am Lanzenbusch 1, Ramstein-Miesenbach, 66877 Germany, 06371 92 00 00, ramstein@usedcarguys.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com! 2019 Ford Fusion Hybrid SE, Sedan / Saloon, US, Front, $19,699 (S4340). The Used Car Guys - Ramstein, Am Lanzenbusch 1, Ramstein-Miesenbach, 66877 Germany, 06371 92 00 00, ramstein@usedcarguys.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com!

Accident Repairs Body Work HONDA & ACURA Maintenance Warranty - Work www.honda-ecker.de Damage Estimates hauptstuhl@honda-ecker.de Tax Free Mon-Fri 0800 - 1700 • Sat 0900-1300 06372-4607 • Kaiserstr. 79, 66851 Hauptstuhl

TAXI SERVICE | AIRPORT-SHUTTLE | PATIENT TRANSPORT

ALSO AVAILABLE VIA WHATSAPP! FIND US ON FACEBOOK OR VISIT OUR WEBSITE: WWW.YELLOW-CAB-RAMSTEIN.DE E-MAIL: YELLOWCABRAMSTEIN@T-ONLINE.DE

March 12, 2021 2019 Hyundai Elantra SEL, Sedan / Saloon, $17,995. Patriot Military Automobiles GmbH - Grafenwoehr, 30 Im Gewerbepark, Grafenwoehr, 92655 Germany, 0151-1580-6354, contact@ patriot-autos.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com! 2019 Hyundai Sonata SE, Sedan / Saloon, $18,499. Patriot Military Automobiles GmbH - Grafenwoehr, 30 Im Gewerbepark, Grafenwoehr, 92655 Germany, 0151-1580-6354, contact@patri ot-autos.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com!

2019 Kia Sportage LX AWD, SUV, $19,995. Patriot Military Automobiles GmbH - Ramstein II, 47 Kindsbacher Str., Ramstein-Miesenbach, 66877 Germany, +49 (0) 6371 5981520, contact@ patriot-autos.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com!

2019 Ford Fusion SE AWD, Sedan / Saloon, US, AWD/4WD, $22,500 (S4255). The Used Car Guys - Stuttgart, 6 Robert-Bosch-Strasse, Schoenaich, 71101 Germany, 01727 129 046, stuttgart@usedcarguys.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com!

2019 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk Elite 2.0T, SUV, $32,749. Patriot Military Automobiles GmbH - Aviano I, 40 Via Pordenone, Aviano, 33081 Italy, +39 0434 677031, contact@patriot-autos.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com! 2019 Jeep Compass Sport 4x4, SUV, $22,999. Patriot Military Automobiles GmbH - Grafenwoehr, 30 Im Gewerbepark, Grafenwoehr, 92655 Germany, 0151-1580-6354, contact@patriot-au tos.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com! 2019 Jeep Compass Sport, SUV, US, Front, Automatic, $20,499 (S4569). The Used Car Guys - Stuttgart, 6 RobertBosch-Strasse, Schoenaich, 71101 2019 Ford Fusion SE, Sedan / Saloon, Germany, 01727 129 046, stuttgart@ US, Front, $21,499 (S4366). The Used usedcarguys.net. Find all of our cars Car Guys - Ramstein, Am Lanzen- on FindItGuide.com! busch 1, Ramstein-Miesenbach, 66877 Germany, 06371 92 00 00, ramstein@ usedcarguys.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com! 2019 Ford Fusion SE Hybrid, Sedan / Saloon, $18,995. Patriot Military Automobiles GmbH - Grafenwoehr, 30 Im Gewerbepark, Grafenwoehr, 92655 Germany, 0151-1580-6354, contact@ patriot-autos.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com!

2019 Ford Fusion Titanium AWD, Sedan / Saloon, US, AWD/4WD, $23,499 (S4369). The Used Car Guys - Kaiserslautern, Weilerbacher Strasse 10, Kaiserslautern, 67661 Germany, 063168031210, kaiserslautern@usedcar 2019 Kia Niro Hybrid FE, Wagon, US, guys.net. Find all of our cars on FindItFront, $19,599 (S4129). The Used Car Guide.com! Guys - Stuttgart, 6 Robert-Bosch2019 Ford Fusion Titanium AWD, Se- Strasse, Schoenaich, 71101 Germany, dan / Saloon, US, AWD/4WD, $23,299 01727 129 046, stuttgart@usedcar (S4124). The Used Car Guys - Spang- guys.net. Find all of our cars on FindItdahlem, 45 Hillstrasse, Spangdahlem, Guide.com! 54529 Germany, 06565 957 315, 2019 KIA Optima LX, Front, Automamitch@usedcarguys.net. Find all of our tic, $21,615 (904129). MAS Military Aucars on FindItGuide.com! toSource - Einsiedlerhof, 34 Kaiser2019 Ford Fusion Titanium AWD, Se- strasse, Kaiserslautern, 67661 Germadan / Saloon, $24,499. Patriot Military ny, +49 (0)6315 6000921, cpoquotere Automobiles GmbH - Kaiserslautern, quest@militarycars.com. Find all of our 22 Kaiserstrasse, Kaiserslautern, cars on FindItGuide.com! 67661 Germany, +49 (0) 631 892 932 2019 Kia Sedona EX, Minivan, 90, contact@patriot-autos.net. Find all $28,499. Patriot Military Automobiles of our cars on FindItGuide.com! GmbH - Aviano I, 40 Via Pordenone, Aviano, 33081 Italy, +39 0434 677031, contact@patriot-autos.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com! 2019 Kia Soul +, Sedan / Saloon, $16,999. Patriot Military Automobiles GmbH - Kaiserslautern, 22 Kaiserstrasse, Kaiserslautern, 67661 Germany, +49 (0) 631 892 932 90, contact@patri ot-autos.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com! 2019 Ford Fusion Titanium AWD, Se- 2019 Kia Soul Automatic, Sedan / Sadan / Saloon, $23,999. Patriot Military loon, US, Front, 6-Speed Shiftable AuAutomobiles GmbH - Ramstein II, 47 tomatic (A), $16,299 (S4428). The Used Kindsbacher Str., Ramstein-Miesen- Car Guys - Stuttgart, 6 Robert-Boschbach, 66877 Germany, +49 (0) 6371 Strasse, Schoenaich, 71101 Germany, 5981520, contact@patriot-autos.net. 01727 129 046, stuttgart@usedcar Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com! guys.net. Find all of our cars on FindIt2019 Hyundai Elantra SEL, Sedan / Guide.com! Saloon, $17,999. Patriot Military Auto- 2019 Mazda CX-9 Touring AWD, SUV, mobiles GmbH - Ramstein II, 47 Kinds- $31,499. Patriot Military Automobiles bacher Str., Ramstein-Miesenbach, GmbH - Grafenwoehr, 30 Im Gewerbe66877 Germany, +49 (0) 6371 park, Grafenwoehr, 92655 Germany, 5981520, contact@patriot-autos.net. 0151-1580-6354, contact@patriot-au Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com! tos.net. Find all of our cars on FindIt2019 Hyundai Elantra SEL, Sedan / Guide.com! Saloon, $17,999. Patriot Military Auto- 2019 Nissan Sentra SV, Sedan / Samobiles GmbH - Kaiserslautern, 22 Kai- loon, $17,999. Patriot Military Automoserstrasse, Kaiserslautern, 67661 Ger- biles GmbH - Spangdahlem II, 1A Im many, +49 (0) 631 892 932 90, con Kreuzgarten, Spangdahlem, 54529 tact@patriot-autos.net. Find all of our Germany, contact@patriot-autos.net. cars on FindItGuide.com! Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com!

2019 Mazda CX-9 Touring 2WD, SUV, $29,995. Patriot Military Automobiles GmbH - Aviano I, 40 Via Pordenone, Aviano, 33081 Italy, +39 0434 677031, contact@patriot-autos.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com!

2019 Mini Cooper S Countryman ALL4, SUV, $28,999. Patriot Military Automobiles GmbH - Vicenza, 304 Via Aldo Moro, Vicenza, 36100 Italy, +39 0444 502025, contact@patriot-au tos.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com! 2019 Mini Cooper S Countryman ALL4, Sports Hatch, $27,999. Patriot Military Automobiles GmbH - Ramstein II, 47 Kindsbacher Str., Ramstein-Miesenbach, 66877 Germany, +49 (0) 6371 5981520, contact@patriot-au tos.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com! 2019 MINI Countryman Cooper S ALL4 (AWD), Sedan / Saloon, US, AWD/4WD, Automatic, $27,999 (S4554). The Used Car Guys - Kaiserslautern, Weilerbacher Strasse 10, Kaiserslautern, 67661 Germany, 063168031210, kaiserslautern@usedcar guys.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com! 2019 MINI Countryman Cooper S ALL4, Sedan / Saloon, US, AWD/4WD, Automatic, $28,999 (S4567). The Used Car Guys - Stuttgart, 6 Robert-BoschStrasse, Schoenaich, 71101 Germany, 01727 129 046, stuttgart@usedcar guys.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com! 2019 Nissan Rouge SV 2WD, SUV, $21,995. Patriot Military Automobiles GmbH - Kaiserslautern, 22 Kaiserstrasse, Kaiserslautern, 67661 Germany, +49 (0) 631 892 932 90, contact@patri ot-autos.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com!

2019 Nissan Sentra SV, Sedan / Saloon, $17,299. Patriot Military Automobiles GmbH - Vicenza, 304 Via Aldo Moro, Vicenza, 36100 Italy, +39 0444 502025, contact@patriot-autos.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com!


Kaiserslautern American

March 12, 2021 2019 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport 4x4, Pickup, US, Rear, 6-Speed Manual (M), $35,999 (S4192). The Used Car Guys - Kaiserslautern, Weilerbacher Strasse 10, Kaiserslautern, 67661 GerAll ads & pics on www.FindItGuide.com many, 0631-68031210, kaiserslautern@ 2019 Range Rover Evoque SE AWD, usedcarguys.net. Find all of our cars SUV, US, AWD/4WD, 9-Speed Shifta- on FindItGuide.com! ble Automatic (A), $33,099 (S4529). The Used Car Guys - Ramstein, Am Lanzenbusch 1, Ramstein-Miesenbach, 66877 Germany, 06371 92 00 00, ramstein@usedcarguys.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com!

AUTOS

2019 Toyota Camry LE, Sedan / Saloon, US, Front, $20,799 (S4272). The Used Car Guys - Spangdahlem, 45 Hillstrasse, Spangdahlem, 54529 Germany, 06565 957 315, mitch@usedcar 2019 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0T S, guys.net. Find all of our cars on FindIt- Hatchback, US, Front, Automatic, $19,899 (S4344). The Used Car Guys Guide.com! Kaiserslautern, Weilerbacher Strasse 2019 Toyota Corola SE, Sedan / Sa- 10, Kaiserslautern, 67661 Germany, loon, $19,999. Patriot Military Automo- 0631-68031210, kaiserslautern@used biles GmbH - Kaiserslautern, 22 Kaiser- carguys.net. Find all of our cars on Finstrasse, Kaiserslautern, 67661 Germa- dItGuide.com! ny, +49 (0) 631 892 932 90, contact@pa 2019 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0T S, triot-autos.net. Find all of our cars on Hatchback, US, Front, $20,999 FindItGuide.com! (S4425). The Used Car Guys - Ram2019 Toyota Corola SE, Sedan / Sa- stein, Am Lanzenbusch 1, Ramsteinloon, $19,499. Patriot Military Automo- Miesenbach, 66877 Germany, 06371 biles GmbH - Grafenwoehr, 30 Im Ge- 92 00 00, ramstein@usedcarguys.net. werbepark, Grafenwoehr, 92655 Ger- Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com! many, 0151-1580-6354, contact@patri 2019 Volkswagen Jetta 1.4T S, Sedan ot-autos.net. Find all of our cars on Fin- / Saloon, US, Front, $17,999 (S4243). dItGuide.com! The Used Car Guys - Stuttgart, 6 RoSchoenaich, 2019 Toyota Corolla LE, Sedan / Sa- bert-Bosch-Strasse, loon, US, Front, $19,499 (S4182). The 71101 Germany, 01727 129 046, stutt Used Car Guys - Kaiserslautern, Wei- gart@usedcarguys.net. Find all of our lerbacher Strasse 10, Kaiserslautern, cars on FindItGuide.com! 67661 Germany, 0631-68031210, kai 2019 Volkswagen Jetta S, Sedan / Saserslautern@usedcarguys.net. Find all loon, $18,495. Patriot Military Automobiles GmbH - Sigonella, SP 105 C, Belof our cars on FindItGuide.com! passo, 95032 Italy, +39 095 6140067, contact@patriot-autos.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com! 2019 Volkswagon Jetta S, Sedan / Saloon, $19,499. Patriot Military Automobiles GmbH - Spangdahlem II, 1A Im Kreuzgarten, Spangdahlem, 54529 Germany, contact@patriot-autos.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com! 2019 Toyota Corolla LE, Sedan / Saloon, US, Front, $18,799 (S4180). The Used Car Guys - Kaiserslautern, Weilerbacher Strasse 10, Kaiserslautern, 67661 Germany, 0631-68031210, kai serslautern@usedcarguys.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com! 2019 Toyota Corolla LE, Sedan / Saloon, $18,495. Patriot Military Automobiles GmbH - Grafenwoehr, 30 Im Gewerbepark, Grafenwoehr, 92655 Germany, 0151-1580-6354, contact@patri ot-autos.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com!

2019 Toyota Corolla SE, Sedan / Saloon, $19,999. Patriot Military Automobiles GmbH - Grafenwoehr, 30 Im Gewerbepark, Grafenwoehr, 92655 Germany, 0151-1580-6354, contact@patri ot-autos.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com!

2019 Toyota Corolla SE, Sedan / Saloon, $19,995. Patriot Military Automobiles GmbH - Ramstein II, 47 Kindsbacher Str., Ramstein-Miesenbach, 66877 Germany, +49 (0) 6371 5981520, contact@patriot-autos.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com!

2020 BMW 5 Series 530i xDrive (AWD), Sedan / Saloon, US, AWD/ 4WD, 8-Speed Shiftable Automatic w/ Sport Transmission (A), $43,999 (S4515). The Used Car Guys - Stuttgart, 6 Robert-Bosch-Strasse, Schoenaich, 71101 Germany, 01727 129 046, stuttgart@usedcarguys.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com!

Page 23 2020 Kia Forte LXS IVT, Sedan / Saloon, $17,995. Patriot Military Automobiles GmbH - Kaiserslautern, 22 Kaiserstrasse, Kaiserslautern, 67661 Germany, +49 (0) 631 892 932 90, contact@pa triot-autos.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com! 2020 Kia Optima FE, Sedan / Saloon, $20,995. Patriot Military Automobiles GmbH - Aviano I, 40 Via Pordenone, Aviano, 33081 Italy, +39 0434 677031, contact@patriot-autos.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com!

2020 Kia Optima LX, Sedan / Saloon, $20,995. Patriot Military Automobiles GmbH - Kaiserslautern, 22 Kaiserstrasse, Kaiserslautern, 67661 Germany, +49 (0) 631 892 932 90, contact@patri 2020 Kia Optima LX, Sedan / Saloon, ot-autos.net. Find all of our cars on Fin$21,995. Patriot Military Automobiles dItGuide.com! GmbH - Sigonella, SP 105 C, Belpasso, 95032 Italy, +39 095 6140067, con tact@patriot-autos.net. Find all of our 2020 BMW X1 xDrive28i, SUV, cars on FindItGuide.com! $35,999. Patriot Military Automobiles GmbH - Spangdahlem II, 1A Im Kreuz- 2020 Kia Optima LX, Sedan / Saloon, garten, Spangdahlem, 54529 Germa- $20,999. Patriot Military Automobiles ny, contact@patriot-autos.net. Find all GmbH - Spangdahlem II, 1A Im Kreuzgarten, Spangdahlem, 54529 Germaof our cars on FindItGuide.com! ny, contact@patriot-autos.net. Find all 2020 Chevrolet Malibu LT, Sedan / Sa- of our cars on FindItGuide.com! loon, $21,999. Patriot Military Automobiles GmbH - Grafenwoehr, 30 Im Ge- 2020 Kia Optima LX, Sedan / Saloon, 2020 Kia Sorento LX, SUV, $24,999. werbepark, Grafenwoehr, 92655 Ger- $20,999. Patriot Military Automobiles Patriot Military Automobiles GmbH many, 0151-1580-6354, contact@patri GmbH - Kaiserslautern, 22 Kaiserstras- Ramstein II, 47 Kindsbacher Str., Ramot-autos.net. Find all of our cars on Fin- se, Kaiserslautern, 67661 Germany, stein-Miesenbach, 66877 Germany, dItGuide.com! +49 (0) 631 892 932 90, contact@patri +49 (0) 6371 5981520, contact@patriotot-autos.net. Find all of our cars on Fin- autos.net. Find all of our cars on FindIt2020 Chevrolet Malibu LT, Sedan / SaGuide.com! dItGuide.com! loon, $21,499. Patriot Military Automobiles GmbH - Ramstein II, 47 Kindsba- 2020 Kia Sorento LX, SUV, $24,995. 2020 Kia Sorento LX, SUV, $24,999. cher Str., Ramstein-Miesenbach, Patriot Military Automobiles GmbH - Patriot Military Automobiles GmbH 66877 Germany, +49 (0) 6371 Kaiserslautern, 22 Kaiserstrasse, Kai- Kaiserslautern, 22 Kaiserstrasse, Kai5981520, contact@patriot-autos.net. serslautern, 67661 Germany, +49 (0) serslautern, 67661 Germany, +49 (0) Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com! 631 892 932 90, contact@patriot-au 631 892 932 90, contact@patriot-au 2020 Chevrolet Malibu LT, Sedan / Sa- tos.net. Find all of our cars on FindIt- tos.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com! loon, $21,495. Patriot Military Automo- Guide.com! biles GmbH - Kaiserslautern, 22 Kaiserstrasse, Kaiserslautern, 67661 Germany, +49 (0) 631 892 932 90, contact@pa triot-autos.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com! 2020 Ford Escape SE, SUV, $24,999. Patriot Military Automobiles GmbH Kaiserslautern, 22 Kaiserstrasse, Kaiserslautern, 67661 Germany, +49 (0) 631 892 932 90, contact@patriot-au tos.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com!

Autozentrum Hesso & Khan

2019 Volkswagon Jetta S, Sedan / Saloon, $18,499. Patriot Military Automobiles GmbH - Spangdahlem II, 1A Im Kreuzgarten, Spangdahlem, 54529 Germany, contact@patriot-autos.net. 2020 Ford Escape SE, SUV, $25,395. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com! Patriot Military Automobiles GmbH Grafenwoehr, 30 Im Gewerbepark, Grafenwoehr, 92655 Germany, 0151-15806354, contact@patriot-autos.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com! 2020 Ford Escape SE, SUV, $25,499. Patriot Military Automobiles GmbH Kaiserslautern, 22 Kaiserstrasse, Kaiserslautern, 67661 Germany, +49 (0) 631 892 932 90, contact@patriot-au tos.net. Find all of our cars on FindIt2020 BMW 430i Gran Coupe, Sedan / Guide.com! Saloon, $38,999. Patriot Military Automobiles GmbH - Ramstein II, 47 Kinds- 2020 Ford Fusion SEL, Sedan / Sabacher Str., Ramstein-Miesenbach, loon, $22,495. Patriot Military Automo66877 Germany, +49 (0) 6371 biles GmbH - Spangdahlem II, 1A Im 5981520, contact@patriot-autos.net. Kreuzgarten, Spangdahlem, 54529 contact@patriot-autos.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com! Germany, Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com! 2020 BMW 5 Series 530i xDrive (AWD), Sedan / Saloon, US, AWD/ 4WD, 8-Speed Shiftable Automatic w/ Sport Transmission (A), $43,999 (S4522). The Used Car Guys - Kaiserslautern, Weilerbacher Strasse 10, Kaiserslautern, 67661 Germany, 063168031210, kaiserslautern@usedcar guys.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com! 2020 Chevrolet Malibu LT, Sedan / Saloon, US, Front, $20,499 (S4387). The 2020 Kia Forte LXS IVT, Sedan / SaUsed Car Guys - Kaiserslautern, Wei- loon, $19,299. Patriot Military Automolerbacher Strasse 10, Kaiserslautern, biles GmbH - Vicenza, 304 Via Aldo 67661 Germany, 0631-68031210, kai Moro, Vicenza, 36100 Italy, +39 0444 contact@patriot-autos.net. serslautern@usedcarguys.net. Find all 502025, Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com! of our cars on FindItGuide.com!

• We repair all makes and models! • Glass, muffler, bumper, AC, tire and brake service • Car Tuning • Paint and accessories • Inspection and maintenance Kaiserstraße 348 • Bruchmühlbach-Miesau • Tel. 06372-1290 WE D E MOVO T

ach Semb

L

SPECIA

TEL: 06303-1414 FAX: 06303-5104 Rohrbach

RENTAL CARS

• 480 per month on automatic with VAT form • 420 per month standard transmission with VAT form NEW OPENING HOURS: Mon - Fri 8:00 - 18:00 Sat 8:00 - 12:00 German Holidays - Closed ATTENTION: Tricky address Eichenstraße 20a | 67681 Sembach

A63

Sembach

FOLLOW GPS to the address, coming from A63, exit the roundabout as shown in the graphic and use our front entry.


Kaiserslautern American

Page 24

March 12, 2021

COMMUNITY EVENTS Photo by Andrey_Popov/Shutterstock.com

»»Due to host nation regulations to prevent the spread of COVID-19, some community events may be cancelled or postponed. Please verify the status before making plans to attend a community event. »» No Cook Fridays in March at the Rheinlander Convention Center: Celebrate the end of the work week with a delicious cozy meal you can pick up and bring home with you! Every Friday, the Rheinlander Convention Center is offering No Cook Fridays with new meal options each week! Mar. 12: Fish Night, Mar. 19: Schnitzel Night and Mar. 26: Burger Night. To see all menu options and to place your order through Webtrac, visit Baumholder.armymwr.com or contact Rheinlander Convention Center, Smith Bks., Bldg. 8085, 531-2887, 0611-143-531-2887. »» Baumholder ACS has moved! Attention Baumholder folks, ACS has moved over to Smith Barracks. Find all the same services that you know and love on Smith Bks., Bldg. 8666. For more information, contact ACS at 531-2850, 0611143-531-2850. »» Army Community Service by appointment only or online: The Baumholder (Clinic Kaserne, Bldg. 8746) and Kaiserslautern location (Kleber Kaserne, Bldg. 3210) are available to you. To maximize social distancing, please call in advance for an appointment. Appointments can be made at both the Kleber and at the Baumholder office by calling Mon-Wed & Fri from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and Thu from 8 a.m.12 p.m., closed all holidays. For more information, please contact Kaiserslautern ACS on Kleber Kaserne at 541-9000, 0611-143541-9000 or Baumholder ACS on Smith Bks. at 531-2850, 0611-143531-2850. »» Virtual St. Patrick’s Day 5K Run/ Walk: Deck yourself out in your favorite running shoes and best St. Paddy’s garb to participate in the Virtual St. Patrick’s Day 5K Run/ Walk that you can do anywhere you want Mar. 17 between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. To qualify for an award for first, second or third place for the top three male/ female categories, submit a photo of your time from your fitness or smart phone app to our USAG Rheinland-Pfalz MWR Sports, Fitness & Aquatics page. For more information, contact Hall of Champions, Smith Bks., Bldg. 8105, 531-2836, 0611-143-531-2836. »» Easter Lunch to go from Armstrong’s Club: Don’t pass up

your Easter tradition of getting Easter lunch this year, just get it togo! Enjoy a three-course meal and fill your table at home with a mixed green garden salad with Italian dressing, buns, potato gratin, rice, antipasti vegetables, both roasted beef in thyme sauce and chicken breast filets in mushroom sauce and a chocolate pudding with vanilla sauce for dessert. You can make sure you have enough by ordering your meal through Webtrac (required before the close of business Apr. 3) for two ($40), six ($100) or ten people ($180). Pick-up for meals will be 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Apr. 4. For more information contact Armstrong’s Club, Vogelweh Housing, Bldg. 1036, 541-9115, 0611-143-5419115. »» Youth Sports & Fitness looking for volunteer coaches: Both the Baumholder and Kaiserslautern Youth Sports Programs are seeking those who have a passion for sports and enjoy coaching and mentoring young athletes for the upcoming spring season. Support the community’s youth by sharing your skills and experience coaching archery, baseball, coach pitch, cross country, golf, softball, soccer, T-ball and track and field. Not only are you helping the youth and community as a whole, you can also collect volunteer hours towards promotions and awards and receive special discounts for your own children enrolled in sports activities. Make a difference today and contact Baumholder Youth Sports on Wetzel Kaserne, Bldg. 8879, 531-2938/ 2937 or Kaiserslautern Youth Sports on Landstuhl, Bldg. 3819, 486-8375, 06371-86-8375. »» Blended Learning Lifeguard Course. Become a certified lifeguard with the Blended Learning Lifeguard Course at the Aquatic Center: Becoming a lifeguard has never been easier. With your classroom training now online, get it done anywhere and when it works best for you! Finish off your certification in the pool once your online coursework is completed. Must be 16 years of age or older and pass the swim prerequisites of a 300-meter continuous swim, two minutes treading water with no hands, and a timed swim with a 10 pound weight. Courses will be offered starting Mar. 23 and Aug. 24. For more information and to register, contact the Aquatic Center, Wetzel Kaserne, Bldg. 8897, 531-2904,

06311-143-2904. Automotive Skills Drop-Off Services Available: Don’t have time to sit around and wait for your oil change or tire service? Either stop by the Pulaski Automotive Skills Center between 8 and 9 a.m. Mon – Fri to drop your vehicle off for service or you can make an appointment prior to drop-off. Staff will provide you with a time before 4 p.m. that same day to pick up your vehicle. For more information or to make your appointment, contact Pulaski Automotive Skills Center, Pulaski Bks., Bldg. 2859, 493-4167, 0631340-4167. »» Painting with Emiliee in March: Create a new masterpiece and pick up some tips along the way when you paint your own artwork all from the comfort of your home! This month, follow alongside Emilee online with a flower painting. Cost is $15.95 and covers the cost of the supplies and materials as well as the link to the online class. For more information and registration, contact the Arts & Crafts Center, Smith Bks., Bldg. 8104, 531-2895, 0611-1433-5312895. »» 24/7 Fitness Center access: Active duty members now have 24/7 access to both the Landstuhl and Mountaineer Fitness Centers. To register, simply stop by the participating fitness centers to ensure you have a RecTrac account, review the updated rules and sign a liability waiver. For more information, contact either Landstuhl Fitness Center, Landstuhl, Bldg. 3720, 486-7172, 06371-86-7172 or Mountaineer Fitness Center, Smith Bks., 8220, 531-3405, 0611-143-531-3405. »» Crafting with Anastasia: Enjoy a monthly craft when you join Anastasia each month for another fun project! Pick up your project kit of the month by visiting the Arts & Crafts Center. Each kit comes with everything you need to complete your project as well as a link to watch the online how-to video. Pick up a few extra kits to mail to family and friends and you all can have a virtual craft party anywhere, anytime! For more information, contact the Arts & Crafts Center, Smith Bks., Bldg. 8104, 531-2895, 0611-1433-531-2895. »» Certified Water Safety Instructor: Are you a certified Water Safety Instructor? Do you have a passion for teaching swim lessons? If so, contact the Aquatic Center to become a contractor! Enjoy »» Pulaski

sharing your passion by helping the community acquire a valuable life skill, all while setting your own hours and making extra income. For more information, contact the Aquatics Center, Wetzel Kaserne, Bldg. 8897, 531-2904, 0611-143531-2904. »» Register for RecTrac today! Next time you visit an MWR facility such as the Arts & Crafts Center, Automotive Skills Center, the Fitness Center (to include the Aquatic Center), the Library, Outdoor Recreation, Spa or Warrior Zone, take a quick minute to register for RecTrac! RecTrac is not only free, but also your fast pass to access all fitness centers (currently for active duty only) and is a great way to take advantage of so many MWR services and activities in the Kaiserslautern and Baumholder communities! For more information, head over to Kaiserslautern.armymwr.com or Baumholder.armymwr.com. »» Effective now: Fitness centers extended hours: Active duty members can now take advantage of the extended hours of operation at the Sembach, Kleber, Rhine Ordnance Barracks, Landstuhl, Hall of Champions and Mountaineer Fitness Centers with doors now being open Mon-Fri: 5:30 a.m.-8 p.m., Sat & Sun: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and federal & training holidays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Please go to Kaiserslautern.armymwr.com or Baumholder.armymwr.com for more details. »» SKIES virtual classes now available: Are you and your youth missing the enrichment and routine of extracurricular activities? Stay active and enhanced with SKIES Virtual Classes in gymnastics, Kuk Sool Won Korean Martial Arts and piano lessons, all from the safety and comfort of your own home. Sign-up through Webtrac or by contacting Parent Central Services in Baumholder at 531-3440, 0611143-531-3440 or in Kaiserslautern at 541-9065/9066/9067, 0611143-541-9065/9066/9067. »» Current VAT services and locations: Take advantage of the convenience of the newest VAT office on Vogelweh Housing at Armstrong’s Club, Bldg. 1036! Open Mon, Wed & Fri 10 a.m.-5 p.m., closed between 1-2 p.m. for lunch. All the VAT Offices located in both Baumholder and Kaiserslautern have services Mon-Fri. on an appointment only basis. UTAP services on Kleber Kaserne are by virtual appointment only. For more

information to include individual facility hours of operation and contact information to make an appointment, go to Kaiserslautern. armymwr.com or Baumholder. armymwr.com »» UTAP services available: Service with the Kleber and Baumholder UTAP offices is now available MonFri. Please note, no more than three customers are allowed in the Baumholder office at a time and only one at a time at the Kleber Location. UTAP in-briefs require an appointment and are limited to five customers. For more information, contact the Baumholder UTAP Office, Smith Bks., Bldg. 8661, 5312896, 0611-143-531-2896 or the Kleber UTAP Office, Kleber Kaserne Bldg. 3245, 541-9086 / 9091, 0611-143-541-9086 / 9091. »» Kaiserslautern Outdoor Recreation seasonal rentals: Don’t be caught off guard this winter! Rent all the equipment you need for your next ski and snowboard trip from Outdoor Recreation and keep it until the first weekend in May! Seasonal rental for adult skis or snowboards is $169 and for children ages 12 and under is $139. Contact Kaiserslautern Outdoor Recreation, Pulaski Bks., Bldg. 2905, 0631-3406-4117. »» Order from Hideaway Bistro & Grill: Head over to Armstrong’s Club (Vogelweh Housing, Bldg. 1036) where the Hideaway Bistro & Grill is now serving a menu of American classics with delicious meals from salads to burgers, bar food classics, even pizza and tacos! Offering delivery to Vogelweh Housing during hours of operation, Mon-Fri 11 a.m.-2 p.m. & 5-10 p.m., Sat 5-10 p.m., closed Sundays. Currently all orders are for takeout or delivery. Take a look at the menu by going to Kaiserslautern.armymwr.com and calling 0157-3049-2529 to place your order. »» Shawingz for takeout and delivery: Take a break and get takeout or delivery with Shawingz! The Baumholder location is open daily, seven days a week from 11 a.m.- 9 p.m. Shawingz, located in the Kazabra Club in Kaiserslautern is open Mon-Thu from 10 a.m. - 8 p.m., Fri from 10 a.m.- 9 p.m., Sat from noon until 9 p.m. and Sun from noon until 8 p.m. For more information or to call in orders, Shawingz Baumholder, Smith Bks., Bldg. 8105, 531-2833, 0611-143531-2833. Shawingz Vogelweh, Bldg. 2057, 489-7261, 06315-367261.


Kaiserslautern American

March 12, 2021

Virtual Explorer:

5 incredible sites in Italy

Page 25

by MilitaryInGermany.com If you find yourself staring south in a longing fashion, you’re not alone. Italy lies that way, beyond the Alps, where you’ll find warmth, culture, beauty and amazing food. And the Alps themselves aren’t so bad, either.

Even though you may not be able to make Italy a reality just yet, you can get there virtually. Here are five great destinations (and a sweet bonus) that will plunge you into the heart of Italy and whet your appetite for the real thing.

Photo by Ekaterina Polischuk/Shutterstock.com Photo by Detyukov Sergey/Shutterstock.com

Uffizi Gallery, Florence Housed in a brilliant building that stretches back to the 16th century and the Medicis, the Uffizi Gallery is one of the top art museums in the world. It features an impressive collection of work by one-name luminaries such as Michelangelo, da Vinci, Raphael, Botticelli, and Caravaggio. A virtual visit of this place is pretty awesome, too: you can find in-depth information about artists and their works. Plus, you can get as close to the paintings as your screen will allow! Take the virtual tour: https://artsandculture. google.com/partner/uffizi-gallery

Visit the Dolomites On any given day, you can find breathtaking views in the Alps. The Dolomites, located in northern Italy, are on a whole different level. There, the earth looks like nothing else, anywhere. Spires point like bony fingers toward blue sky. Immense rock fields stretch below chalky rust-streaked vertical cliffs. Green meadows shimmer on distant hillsides across massive valleys. Take it all in from the comfort of your own home. Take the virtual tour: https://7daysabroad.com/ virtual-tour-of-unesco-sites/ (Scroll down and click on the picture of the Dolomites, which will take you to a fantastic Google Earth tour)

Photo by canadastock/Shutterstock.com

Venice city tour Getting lost in Venice is one of the most fun things that any human being can do. The old city offers a wondrous — and seemingly endless — series of maze-like streets that seem to bring surprises with every turn. There are churches, grand plazas and, of course, famous canals. Touring it virtually doesn’t bring quite the same thrill as onsite exploration. But it can give you a really good taste of the beauty of Venice. Take the virtual tour: https://photo360tours.com/ tour/venice/venice-virtual-reality-tour-360.html

Photo by khd/Shutterstock.com Photo by Emanuel B/Shutterstock.com

Pompeii When Mount Vesuvius erupted in the year 79, it meant the end for Pompeii. For explorers two millennia later, however, that volcanic eruption was a beautiful thing. It preserved an immense amount of Roman culture, architecture and art. This virtual tour gives a very thorough experience to visitors. You’ll be able to see almost everything you want to see in one of Italy’s most famous places. Take the virtual tour: https://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=d4flx14q5OE

Vatican Museum, Rome The Vatican Museum is an absolute treasure trove. Paintings and sculpture abound, and the museum itself is a work of art. Even better: the museum offers an excellent set of virtual tours. In each one, you’ll see a number of halls and exhibits in exquisite detail. And when you toggle up to look at the ceilings, you’ll feel more than just a little like Michelangelo in the Sistine Chapel.

Bonus: Gelato! No trip to Italy is complete without consuming copious amounts of gelato. You’ll love this video on how traditional gelato is made in the town of Ruvo di Puglia, using a recipe that’s nearly 200 years old. A little knowledge about what you’re enjoying will make it all the sweeter!

Take the virtual tour: https://www.museivaticani. va/content/museivaticani/en/collezioni/musei/ tour-virtuali-elenco.html

Learn how traditional Italian gelato is made: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_ YL3R32RzU

Photo by natalia_maroz/Shutterstock.com

Background photo by Taiga/Shutterstock.com


Kaiserslautern American

Page 26

March 12, 2021

CINEMA & HOME CINEMA HIGHLIGHTS

Photo by repbone / Shutterstock.com

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

MOVIE | Drama

Poster by Netflix

Biggie: I got a story to tell (2021)

MOVIE | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

Poster by United Artists

Poster by Netflix

Rain Man (1988)

I Care a Lot (2020)

Featuring rare footage and in-depth interviews, this documentary celebrates the life of The Notorious B.I.G. on his journey from hustler to rap king. Cast: Damion Butler, Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs, Voletta Wallace Director: Emmett Malloy

Selfish automobile dealer Charlie Babbitt’s father left a fortune to his savant brother Raymond and a pittance to Charlie. So, Charlie kidnaps his autistic brother Raymond and tries to manipulate him into giving up his inheritance. Cast: Dustin Hoffman, Tom Cruise Director: Barry Levinson

A crooked legal guardian who drains the savings of her elderly wards meets her match when a woman she tries to swindle turns out to be more than she first appears. Cast: Rosamund Pike, Peter Dinklage, Eiza González Director: J Blakeson

MOVIE | Comedy, Family

MOVIE | Crime, Drama, Family

MOVIE | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Poster by Paramount Pictures

Poster by Netflix

Good Burger (1997)

Benji (2018)

When Mondo Burger sets up across the street, sneaky Dexter and burger-obsessed Ed realise they need to fight to keep their fast food joint going. Their new secret sauce might be the answer, but not if Mondo can grab it. Cast: Kel Mitchell, Kenan Thompson, Sinbad Director: Brian Robbins

Two school kids strike up a friendship with an orphaned puppy named Benji. When danger befalls them and they end up kidnapped by robbers who are in over their heads, Benji and his scruffy sidekick come to the rescue. Cast: Glen Keane, Brycen Hall Director: Brandon Camp

Poster by Sony Pictures Releasing

MOVIE | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

MOVIE | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

Poster by Universal Pictures

Back to the Future Part II (1989)

Poster by Amazon Prime Video

Bliss (2021)

Marty Mcfly travels back in time with the help of Dr. Emmett Brown and poses as his own son to prevent his imprisonment. However, all his efforts turn futile as the future changes the present. Cast: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd Director: Robert Zemeckis

An unfulfilled man and a mysterious woman believe they are living in a simulated reality, but when their newfound “Bliss” world begins to bleed into the “ugly” world, they must decide what’s real and where they truly belong. Cast: Selma Hayek, Owen Wilson Director: Mike Cahill

MOVIE | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

MOVIE | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Poster by 20th Century Fox

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs (2009)

Penguins of Madagascar (2014)

Flint Lockwood, an inventor who is considered a nuisance, puts his latest invention to work when his town faces an economic crisis. His invention makes him popular until it spirals out of control. Cast: Anna Faris, Bill Hader Directors: Phil Lord, Christopher Miller

Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private band together with a secretive crime-fighting organisation called The North Wind to thwart Dr Octavius Brine’s plan to destroy the penguin population of the world. Cast: Tom McGrath, Chris Miller Directors: Eric Darnell, Simon J. Smith

Poster by Focus Features

ParaNorman (2012) Norman Babcock is the resident of an ill-fated town that is reeling under a deadly curse. Norman, with his unique ability to talk to ghosts, and a few companions must band together save the town. Cast: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Anna Kendrick, Christopher Mintz-Plasse Directors: Chris Butler, Sam Fell

Ramstein

For reservations & information call 06371-937037 For all movies and showtimes visit

w w w. b r o a d w a y k i n o . c o m / k m c

Photo by Monkey Business Images/Shutterstock.com


March 12, 2021

Kaiserslautern American

Page 27