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Volume 37, number 10

Ramstein: It’s your home, take pride in it by Airman 1st Class Hailey Haux 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs


Lt. Gen. Donald M. Campbell Jr., U.S. Army Europe commander, discusses Sgt. Megan Loveland’s plans after the Army during a chat at U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern’s new transition center on Kleber Kaserne.

New transition center helps Soldiers achieve post-military goals

aking care of the base is important for the well-being of everyone who lives, works and visits here. “Ramstein is the same as our house. We want people to see it looking good and show that we have pride in Team Ramstein,” said Staff Sgt. Anitrea Bryan, 86th Airlift Wing knowledge operation manager and facility manager. One way for everyone on base to help is participating in the annual spring clean-up April 26. Spring clean-up is for all military and civilians living and working on Ramstein to come together and clean everywhere on base. This is an older base and has a lot of history. It’s

important for everyone to take care of not only its future, but its fascinating past. Rheinland-Pfalz and the surrounding area have been around for years and taking care of the base ensures it’s stability for future generations. “Airmen walking through Ramstein may not be aware of it, but ancient German settlers, Romans and other medieval societies walked the same pathways and hunted in the forests of Ramstein,” said Bill Harris, U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa history, museums and art programs director. “From a (philosophical) point of view the base is a living, breathing artifact.” Ramstein, built in 1952, was designed by French engineers, built by Germans and operSee PRIDE, Page 2

Story and photos by Rick Scavetta U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern Public Affairs

Tip of the Week Mornings are still low visibility. Wear reflective belts.

MXS completes AFSO event Airman 1st Class James Duncan, 86th Maintenance Squadron crew chief, performs a step in an overall check on a C-130J Super Hercules being reviewed by the Air Force Smart Operations for the 21st Century Feb. 27 on Ramstein. AFSO21 is a continuous process improvement focused on generating efficiencies and improving combat capabilities across the Air Force. For more on this story, see Page 3.


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Photo by Airman 1st Class Jordan Castelan


After Lt. Gen. Donald Campbell cut the ribbon on U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern’s new transition center, the U.S. Army Europe commander spoke with Sgt. Megan Loveland about her leaving the Army. Loveland, an Indiana native who serves as a medic with 5th Battalion, 7th Air Defense Artillery, served four years, including a tour in a combat zone. At Kleber Kaserne, she recently underwent courses on employment, education, finances and veterans’ benefits. “Do you have a plan?” Campbell asked. “What are you going to do?” “I do, Sir,” said Loveland, who plans to leave the Army in late April. “Having a plan, that’s the most important thing.” Helping Soldiers plan for their lives after the military is the aim of Army Career and Alumni Program staff at the garrison’s new center. The center’s resources can help Soldiers transition out from federal service to become a productive member of the workforce, said Lt. Col. Lars Zetterstrom, commander of U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern. “We owe it to our Soldiers to help them transition back to civilian society at the best degree possible,” Zetterstrom said.

Civilian sees son en route to deployment, Page 8

Lautern bursts into bloom, Page 20


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Continuous improvement: lifeblood of our Air Force by Brig. Gen. C.K. Hyde 86th Airlift Wing commander



ontinuous improvement is life or death in war fighting. History is full of examples of those who prepared for the last war and were defeated by foes who learned from earlier defeats or developed better ways to fight. Our Air Force has a legacy of war-fighting innovation. In just more than 65 years, we have turned air power theory into reality with a force that can track, target and hold enemy capabilities at risk around the globe. From nuclear deterrence to strategic mobility and operational maneuver, our Air Force is the dominant air, space and cyber power on the planet. We revolutionized command and control, developed expeditionary concepts, and leveraged technology to deliver precision World War II bomber and airdrop crews could only imagine. Our legacy of continuous improvement is strong, but it is not enough. With a smaller force and an uncertain fiscal environment, we must continue to move forward. To ensure we allocate maximum resources to our core war-fighting competencies, we must use the creativity that made us the world’s

best operational Air Force to deliver innovation at our installations and in our major support functions. Years of abundant resources and a focus on “mission at any cost” have left us with effective processes that lack agility to adapt to new enemies or constrained resources. For the 86th Airlift Wing to achieve its full potential, we must focus on our fifth priority — eliminate non-value added activities in our major processes. This priority supports our mission and other four priorities. It is not about doing more with less; it is about eliminating waste and things that do not contribute to mission success. As part of our strategic plan, we identified seven major processes, which directly impact our combat airlift and installation missions, for improvement using Air Force Smart Operations for the 21st Century tools. We have completed three events this year and are on schedule to finish all of them by this fall. Our first project was directed by Headquarters Air Force, and we used it to tune up our “lean” machine. Capt. Luis Rosado-Medina, 86th Logistics Readiness Group, and Master Sgt. Shannon Huffman, 86th Material Maintenance Squadron, developed a process, the “Unit Supply

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ated by Americans. More than 200,000 U.S. and NATO personnel have been assigned to Ramstein since it opened. “Since 1953, chaplains and local clergy have celebrated more than 6,000 marriages between American service personnel and host nation,” Harris said. “That means that some of America’s younger Airmen assigned to Ramstein may be the fourth generation of returnees to this great area known as Rheinland-Pfalz.” In 1953, the only places to eat here were the NCO Club, Officers’ Club, Airmen’s Club and local eating establishments.

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Efficiency System,” to redistribute excess supplies among units. The program identified $200,000 in surplus assets and saved $34,000 in supply costs in one month. Even better, it’s a repeatable process that will go live twice a year for a spring and fall “cleaning” and redistribution. The second project tackled outprocessing. A previous AFSO21 event reduced Ramstein in-processing time from two to three weeks to three days. Leveraging RIP success, Capt. Chris Dillard and Tara Mercado, 86th Force Support Squadron members, led a team, which revamped Ramstein out-processing in time for summer PCS season. The ROP is a two-phased approach, which brings base agencies to members at two key points in the PCS process, instead of members traveling to myriad agencies over multiple days, weeks and months. The first ROP line was March 6, and the feedback was excellent! We’ve already made changes to fine tune the process. The ROP line is held every Wednesday, and start time for Phase I (pre-orders) is 12:30 p.m.; Phase II (post-orders) is 8:30 a.m — continuous improvement in action! In our third project this year, Senior Master Sgt. Gabriel Nerf,

Fast-food restaurants did not materialize until 1986. “Airmen today would not recognize Ramstein of the 1950s,” said Harris. “In the mid-1950s the main form of transportation was a bicycle, bus or walking. Today most of the cars on Ramstein contain one person and bikes are few. However, what hasn’t changed is how the local communities have melded with Ramstein’s and their association has produced life-long friendships on both sides of the Atlantic.” With this base being home to military members and their families, it is important that its tenants take care of where they work and live. “We need to be sure to maintain our Air Force

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86th Maintenance Squadron, led a maintenance group team that streamlined our aircraft wash and letter check (heavy maintenance) processes. They reduced the time for a “C Check” from 17 to 12 days, which, over a three-year period, will increase C-130J availability by 70 days, providing an additional 1,680 mission capable aircraft hours. Further savings will be realized when the team’s initiatives are incorporated into other inspections. WELL DONE to the 86th Airlift Wing Airmen who have embraced and continued the rich heritage of innovation in our Air Force. Your initial successes have generated significant improvement and excitement for our follow-on events: sponsorship (March), mission generation (April), individual equipment acquisition (May), Exceptional Family Member Program processing (June) and staffing and admin (summer/fall). The success of our wing and our Air Force depends on creative Airmen and continuous improvement. We face thinking and adaptive enemies, and we must be willing to attack the status quo and deliver improvement across all of our mission areas — our success in future conflicts depends on it. Keep up the great work!

standards and keep the base clean. A clean base projects a professional military image and lines up with our core values,” said 2nd Lt. Michael Peterson, 786th Civil Engineer Squadron assistant flight chief of operations support. The thought of keeping the base tidy is something that should be done consistently by everyone who lives, works or visits here. “The fact that this area changed hands between Germany and France on several occasions attests to the area’s prominence and strategic value,” said Harris. “Airmen should take time to practice mindfulness as they stroll from one area to another and remind themselves that they are but temporary visitors on an already ancient landscape.”


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Sequestration is a big deal, so are you Commentary by Gen. Philip M. Breedlove U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa commander As you know, budget cuts went into effect March 1. Across the command, we took action to help manage the impact and to prepare for a worst-case scenario. We are in the process of cutting non-mission critical travel, base maintenance contracts, and facility projects, and we are anticipating steep cuts to our flying hour program. Other potential cuts are almost certain to affect you and our mission. While I can’t predict the course our nation’s leaders will take, I can tell you what we are doing in U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa. We will continue to support the

warfighter by providing responsive, decisive airpower and ready Airmen to U.S. European Command, U.S. Africa Command and other global operations. To the best of our ability, we will remain responsive to the combatant commanders’ operational requirements, but as cuts to training and flying hours take hold, we will certainly have a diminished capacity to respond to the unknown in the future. As you know, mission, Airmen and families are my priorities. Taking care of you and our Air Force family is critical to successful mission accomplishment. I am doing everything possible to protect programs that sustain our Airmen and our families in this overseas community. I cannot promise the same level of service you had on Feb.

28, but I can promise you commanders at every level are making informed choices among difficult options. Wing commanders most certainly have you in mind during this time of fiscal reduction. They have been given broad guidelines and authorities, which they are using to manage issues at our wings. Commanders are assessing how to best balance peoplemission priorities and are attacking the problems. I trust them, and wherever possible, I plan to keep decision making at the wing level, closest to you, and the mission and services that are being cut. I have confidence you will work with your local leadership and continue to find ways to save money. Do you see wasteful steps in your shop processes? Tell someone. Every dollar counts.

Finally, I would ask you all to keep in your thoughts the nearly 2,000 civilian Airmen facing a potential furlough. Words cannot adequately express how important our USAFEAFAFRICA civilian teammates are to our collective success. If this option is executed, it will most certainly have a devastating impact on our people and mission. In closing, let me just say sequestration is a big deal, and so are you. You work hard and are extremely good at what you do. Be proud of that — I am! In the end, I am confident our USAFE-AFAFRICA team will continue to shine, as we have throughout our 70-year history. Thank you for your service and for your sacrifice as we move forward together.

Aircraft maintenance revamps process with AFSO21 Story and photo by Airman 1st Class Jordan Castelan 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs An Air Force Smart Operations for the 21st Century event took place Feb. 25 to March 1 as a way to mold the aircraft maintenance process with the goal of improving 86th Airlift Wing aircraft availability. The AFSO21 program is a tool for the Air Force to improve its processes and increase global readiness, which Ramstein’s 86th Maintenance Squadron experienced firsthand.

Senior Airman Seth Featherston, 86th Maintenance Squadron engine specialist, performs a step in an overall check on a C-130J Super Hercules being reviewed by the Air Force Smart Operations for the 21st Century Feb. 27 on Ramstein.

“AFSO21 is a continuous process improvement,” said Master Sgt. Lester Goodwin, 86th Maintenance Group AFSO21 program manager. “The (AFSO21) program mainly focuses (on) looking at major processes and then eliminating no-value-added items and occurrences.” One of the main focus areas of this AFSO21 was reducing the amount of time it took to wash an aircraft. “Currently, this takes three days to accomplish,” Goodwin said. “However, after the effects of the AFSO21 program take place and we eliminate the unnecessary steps, this process should be only a single day.” The 86th MXS isn’t the only unit that stands to see an improvement. “On an Air Force scale, we are talking about aircraft availability,” said Randy Glick, 86th Force Support Squadron senior management analyst. “As long as we are increasing aircraft availability and predictability, then the Air Force stands to gain a strategic advantage.” With AFSO21 there are four elements to every problem-solving model: observe, orient, decide and act. These four steps are used to break

down and simplify a problem. The five desired effects of any AFSO21 are: Increase productivity of our people, increase critical equipment availability rates, improve response time and agility, sustain safe

and reliable operations, and improve energy efficiency. Goodwin and Glick said they hope to see all five desired effects instilled. By removing unneeded steps during the washing process,

all AFSO21’s desired effects should fall into place. For more information on how your unit can become part of the solution, email the 86th FSS at 86fss.fsemidea@

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Reported Larcenies


MARCH 5 » Rodenbach: Two U.S. Army Europe license plates.


6:17 a.m.: A major traffic accident with injuries was reported in Landstuhl. 9:30 a.m.: A major traffic accident with injuries was reported in Mainz. 10:29 a.m.: A major traffic accident was reported in Kaiserslautern. 1:08 p.m.: A major traffic accident was reported in Kaiserslautern.


1 p.m.: Larceny of private property was reported at the Kaiserslautern Military Community Center. 3:40 p.m.: A major traffic accident was reported in Einsiedlerhof. 5:53 p.m.: An Eagle Eyes incident was reported on Ramstein. 10:50 p.m.: Driving under the influence of an illegal substance, possession and consumption were reported in Siegelbach.


7:05 a.m.: Theft from a motor vehicle was reported in Landstuhl. 9:30 a.m.: Theft from a motor vehicle was reported in Ramstein-Miesenbach.


6:38 p.m.: Damage to government property was reported in France. 10:44 p.m.: An Article 92, failure to obey an order or regulation, was reported on Landstuhl Post. 12:50 a.m.: An Article 111, drunken driving, was reported in Kaiserslautern. 11:52 p.m.: An Article 92, failure to obey a lawful order, was reported on Ramstein.


2:12 a.m.: An Article 134, disorderly conduct, Article 134, communicating a threat, Article 128, assault on a law enforcement officer, and Article 117, provoking speeches and gestures, were reported in Landstuhl. 9:16 a.m.: A domestic assault was reported in Niedermohr. 2:10 p.m.: An Article 92, failure to obey, was reported on Ramstein.


12:57 p.m.: A major traffic accident was reported in Kaiserslautern.

In last week’s Kaiserslautern American in an article titled “BPC coaches Croatian air force on survival,” SERE was defined incorrectly. SERE is defined as survival evasion resistance and escape.


• The change of MASO inventory will be conducted March 25 to 29. During this time, the munitions storage area will be closed to all account custodians, therefore, only emergency issue requests approved by the respective group commander may be submitted. • The U.S. Forces Customs Office in Bldg. 305 on Ramstein will be closed for mandatory training April 3.

Take Note

MARCH 9 » Saarbrücken: One brown leather purse, one USAA Service Credit Union Economy/savings card, $100, €80, one iPhone, one gel iPhone cover, one military ID card, one USAREUR driver’s license, one 2012 Jeep Cherokee remote entry vehicle key, one ration card, one pink camouflage change purse with $22.




The KMC 5/6 will sponsor a Jail and Bail in support of the second annual Joint Combat Dining In from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday in the Kaiserslautern Military Community Center food court. To sign out warrants, email or Meghan.

Dental assisting program

MARCH 7 » Landstuhl: Fifteen CDs, $2 and €8. » Ramstein-Miesenbach: One iPod Touch, one Air Force fleece jacket and one plaque.

The Ramstein Dental Clinic will start an American Red Cross Dental Assisting Volunteer Program April 22. The course is full time for seven months (from 6:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays to Fridays). It is open to dependents and/or ID cardholders with a high school diploma or equivalent. Applicants must attend the mass briefing at noon March 25 in the Ramstein Dental

3:32 p.m.: A major traffic accident, failure to report and fleeing the scene were reported on Landstuhl. 6:15 p.m.: Damage to private property was reported in Kaiserslautern. 7:20 p.m.: An assault was reported on Ramstein. 11:21 p.m.: A major traffic accident was reported in Landstuhl.


March 8 — 25 volunteers, 5 calls, 6 lives potentially saved. March 9 — 25 volunteers, 7 calls, 20 lives potentially saved.

Clinic waiting area. Interviews will be conducted March 28 and 29. Notification of selection will be announced April 1. Participants must be available to in-process April 1 to 19. Applicants must be dedicated, motivated and up to date on all immunizations. Additional information, application process and interview sign up will be available at the briefing. Volunteers are full time from the start date. For more information, call Master Sgt. Michael Nilles or Staff Sgt. Nichol Maier at 479-2210 or 06371-46-2210 or email or Nichol.

Community town hall

A community town hall meeting will be held from 4 to 5:30 p.m. March 27 at the Wagon Wheel Theater in Baumholder. This meeting is your chance to ask the garrison commander and other garrison leadership questions about the community. Issues and questions can be submitted in advance through the garrison Web page,, by clicking the “town hall” link.

Tax assistance

The Ramstein Tax Center is open until June 15 in the Ramstein Legal Office, Bldg. 2137, across from the southside gym. Hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesdays, 9 a.m. to noon Thursdays, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays. Taxes are due April 15. Automatic extension will be until June 15. Walk-in only for military members and dependents; retirees and Department of Defense civilian employees must make an appointment

by calling 06371-47-1040 or 480-1040. The tax centers on Kleber Kaserne and in Bldg. 3701 on Landstuhl are open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. For more information, call the Kleber Tax Center at 0631-411-7688 or 483-7688, or the Landstuhl Tax Center at 0637186-6334 or 486-6334.


The Overseas Housing Allowance Utility/ Recurring Maintenance and Move-In Housing Allowance Survey is being conducted on behalf of the Department of Defense, by the Allowances Branch of the Defense Travel Management Office. The utility survey is conducted annually, while the MIHA survey is conducted once every three years as part of a combined survey. This year, the combined survey will be conducted until March 31 for Germany. The survey is designed to collect utility/recurring maintenance and move-in expense data incurred by uniformed service members stationed overseas, who reside in private housing. If you receive OHA and meet the following qualifications, you should participate in the survey: • Are stationed in the country where this survey is being conducted for three or more months. • Reside in privately leased quarters (not a homeowner or home sharer). • Receive an Overseas Housing Allowance. You may take the survey online at cfm. The deadline to complete the survey is 4:30 p.m. March 31.

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(USMSRP: $ 39,300 - YOU SAVE $ 4,700)

BMW 328i SEDAN: Consumer Reports’ Top-Rated Euro Compact Sport Sedan Overall points score: 86 points out of 100 2013 US Military Sales Price at PCS:


(USMSRP: $ 36,850 - YOU SAVE $ 4,350)

BMW X3 28i SAV: Consumer Reports’ Top-Rated Compact Sporty SUV Overall points score: 80 points out of 100 2013 US Military Sales Price at PCS:


(USMSRP: $ 38,850 - YOU SAVE $ 3,050) All data reported on at January 11, 2013.

The Consumer Reports magazine is probably the most trusted consumer publication available in the USA. Its unbiased and analytical product data helps prospective buyers to make the right choice. The vehicles in each class were subjected to fifty different tests before the final scores (shown here) were reached.


Germany Ramstein Kindsbacher Str. 47 66877 Ramstein-Miesenbach Tel: 06371 61 39 90

Kaiserslautern Kaiserstrasse 1 67661 Kaiserslautern Tel: 0631 351 90 40

Heidelberg Tel: 06371 613 9936 Email: HD@

Wiesbaden Ludwig-Wolker-Str. 14 55252 Mainz-Kastel Tel: 06134 567 80

Naples Tel: 0434 676 613 Email: Naples@

Sigonella Tel: 0434 676 613 Email: Sig@

Vicenza Viale Della Pace 254 36100 Vicenza (VI) Tel: 0444 91 09 38

Italy Aviano Via Pordenone 48D 33081 Aviano (PN) Tel: 0434 676 613

Spangdahlem Im Kreuzgarten 1 A 54529 Spangdahlem Tel: 06565 93 69 90 Spain Rota Plaza Del Triunfo 6 11520 Rota (Cadiz) Tel: 956 840 201

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569th defender secures Afghanistan Chief Master Sgt. Jason Paker, 455th Expeditionary Security Forces Group superintendent, high-fives a child while performing security operations recently in Parwan Province near Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan.

1st Sergeants’ Corner

Taking care of each other Whether you’re an E-1, O-10 or any rank in between, or Army, Air Force or other service, one role we all have in common is that of taking care of our fellow service members. Looking out for one another is not something new. We use titles like “wingman” or “battle buddy” to describe those who have our backs when times get rough or potentially unsafe. Unfortunately, a portion of us have forgotten the importance of being a sensor to those who are in need of help. So, how do we know who’s not looking out for us? Easy. They are the ones getting drunk with others as the night grows more and more dangerous, unable to make logical decisions due to inebriation. They are the people who take no notice of us when we are experiencing times of despair, such as divorce, death in the family, or administrative and legal troubles. They have the “not-my-problem” mentality. So, who is looking out for you? It’s the person near you while you’re drinking who is sober and brave enough to tell you, “I think it’s time to call it a night. Let’s get you home.” It’s the person who recognizes a co-worker’s negative behavioral change then has the courage to intervene in that person’s life and help or get help without hesitation. It can even be the person who helps you through your job or school work when you are struggling. Being a sensor to the behavior of those around you (friends, co-workers, etc.) places you in a much better position to take care of them. The point of having each other’s backs is to get involved in people’s lives in a positive manner before they make a poor decision. So, pay attention and get involved! (by Master Sgt. Dathan Hayes, 2nd Air Postal Squadron first sergeant)

Civil Engineers’ Corner

Dormitory superintendent position available The 86th Civil Engineer Squadron has a vacancy for dormitory superintendent. The dormitory superintendent leads 12 personnel in managing 16 dorms

U.S. Air Force photo

valued at more than $185 million, covering both Ramstein and Kapaun air bases. This person promotes COMUSAFE’s prioritized “Clean, Safe and Secure Dormitory” initiatives to sustain and implement improvements for dormitory quality of life. This person inspects, identifies, reports, coordinates and tracks work order requests for facility maintenance, sustainability and improvements. This person also manages a $130,000 a year budget, including furniture replacement plans with the 86th CES Furnishings Management Office and acts as the primary adviser to command chiefs, squadron commanders, installation deployment centers and 41 first sergeants in setting and enforcing health, welfare and morale standards to 1,200 dormitory residents. Interested individuals should contact Debbie Perez at the KMC Housing Office at 489-6029 or

assignments, terminations and maintains occupancy listings. The ADL also ensures dorms meet public health and safety standards and accounts for furniture, appliances, recreational equipment and supplies. The ADL maintains and coordinates work order requests and repair records to ensure all actions are completed in a timely manner. This person also supervises bay orderlies, making sure daily cleaning standards are met. The ADL also provides after-hours, on-call support to unit leadership and residents and ensures fire, safety and health inspections are completed. This person also mentors and supports dormitory and installation dorm councils in achieving improved standards through self-help and unit led projects. Interested individuals should contact Master Sgt. Misti Rodriguez at the Dormitory Reception Center, Bldg. 2413, or call 480-3676/9313.

Airman dormitory leader positions available The 86th Civil Engineer Squadron has vacancies in the ADL section for E-5/staff sergeant. We are seeking highly motivated individuals interested in a unique experience that will develop their leadership, mentoring and management abilities and broaden their talents. These positions are highly visible and require working with all levels of leadership. Applicant criteria: » E-5 with completed seven-level » Two years remaining on station » Commute should be within 30 minutes » Minimum fitness score of 80 percent » Provide copies of last three EPRs » Provide current fitness score sheet » Provide SURF » Must not have received a selective re-enlistment bonus » Must be released from AFSC This person ensures a high quality of life standard for residents to achieve a clean, safe and secure campus and coordinates and advises unit commanders and first sergeants on all matters concerning dorm residents. This person manages individual room

Construction on Mitchell Avenue Construction will be conducted on Mitchell Avenue between Harmon Avenue and Kisling Drive (next to Bldg. 2128) Wednesday through March 28. The road construction is necessary to remove the old railroad tracks in the roadway. The roadwork will block vehicular thoroughfare during the time of construction, and traffic will be detoured around the construction site. Phasing of the construction work will be done in an effort to maintain one lane of traffic northbound at all times; southbound will be closed to traffic during this time period. Southbound traffic will be re-routed via Kisling, Lincoln and Harmon avenues. Access hours for privately owned vehicles through the East LVIS gate will be extended from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays in both directions. The jogging trail and sidewalk at this location will be closed during this time. The reconstruction is needed to improve roadway safety, ride quality and reduce wear and tear on vehicles. Watch for more updates in the Kaiserslautern American. For more information, call Tech. Sgt. Everett Wiler, 86th Civil Engineer Squadron SABER Office, at 480-9043.

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COMUSAFE presents medal of distinction to German politician by Capt. Reba Good U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa Public Affairs Gen. Philip M. Breedlove, U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa commander, presented the USAFEAFAFRICA Medal of Distinction to a German politician March 8 on Ramstein. Minister President Kurt Beck was honored for his commitment to partnership and his support of American Airmen while serving as minister president of Rheinland-Pfalz from October 1994 to January 2013. “Throughout his tenure, he has been a friend to many of us individually, and most importantly, a friend to our Air Force,” Breedlove said. “He has supported our military programs time and again, successfully striking a difficult and sometimes delicate balance between citizens and leaders.” The USAFE-AFAFRICA Medal of Distinction is awarded to a non-U.S. citizen in recognition for extraordinary service, achievements or support to the accomplishment of the USAFEAFAFRICA mission.

Breedlove attributed the success of several initiatives to Beck’s involvement, including the Kaiserslautern Military Community Center and the Build-to-Lease Housing Program. “What impresses me most is how he went above and beyond to support our Air Force,” Breedlove said. He added that Beck was also instrumental in providing for the safety of Americans in Germany after the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. “We had the opportunity to work very closely with our American friends to ensure their safety and security in Germany, and we took various measures to secure the housing areas over all military installations. This has deepened the bonds of friendship between our people,” Beck said. He also said that having an American military presence in Rheinland-Pfalz was mutually beneficial to both nations. As a result, the local population has formed a very close relationship with the U.S. forces over the years. “We owe the personal freedom that we enjoy to our American counter-

Photo by Senior Airman Aaron-Forrest Wainwright

Gen. Philip M. Breedlove, U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa commander, presents former Minister President Kurt Beck with the USAFE Medal of Distinction March 8 on Ramstein. The USAFE Medal of Distinction is awarded to non-U.S. citizens in recognition of extraordinary service, achievements or support to the accomplishment of USAFE’s mission.

parts,” he said. “We have to thank the American people for our liberation from the oppression of the National Socialists.” Beck emphasized that having U.S. forces in Germany was key to maintaining peace, liberty and freedom

around the world. “I would like to pass on my regards to those service members who have been stationed here in Germany and those currently deployed around the world, and we wish for their safe return,” he said.

American, Ukrainian NCO academies exchange information The visit also included Ramstein support organizations, such as the Ramstein Airman & Family Readiness Center, First Term Airmen Course, Contingency Aeromedical Staging embers of the Ukrainian mili- Facility and the Deployment Transition tary visited the Kisling NCO Center, to further their knowledge of NCO Academy on Kapaun to continue responsibilities and mission objectives. their professional military edu“Our international engagement with the cation operations Ukraine has been an exceptional and increase their experience for our students and knowledge in enlisted empowstaff,” Mitchell said. “There is erment and leadership, no better way to build relaMarch 3 through 7. tionships with countries than to “This opportunity allows us invite them in and just talk to to enhance the relationship by each other.” gaining different perspectives, The exchange of information not just between countries but for both militaries helped to furwith leaders in both militaries,” ther leadership philosophies and said Senior Master Sgt. Amber pushed both sides to obtain difMitchell, Kisling NCOA direcferent perspectives in leading tor of education. and instructional methods. The first part of the PME “I feel as though we are operation concluded in April, beginning to fulfill their request when NCOA Airmen visited in building leadership into the the Ukrainian academy to gain — Senior Master Sgt. Amber Mitchell, (Ukrainian NCOA) curricuKisling NCOA director of education knowledge on how they conduct lum,” said Master Sgt. Karen operations. Atiles, NCOA leadership diviDuring the visit, they spent most of their sion superintendent. “I’m so proud to be a time learning about team building and develop- part of this partnership building to promote ing NCOs into better leaders. enlisted leadership.” The Ukrainian visitors concluded their visit They also learned about the standards and discipline in Airman Leadership with a retreat ceremony honoring our heritage School. as professional Airmen. Story and photo by Airman 1st Class Dymekre Allen 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs


“This opportunity allows us to enhance the relationship by gaining different perspectives, not just between countries but with leaders in both militaries.”

Master Sgt. Etienne P. Tousignant, 86th Force Support Squadron First Term Airmen Course instructor, briefs visitors from the Ukrainian military on the importance of introducing new Airmen to the Air Force and the base March 5 on Ramstein.

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CEG hammers competition during first quarter awards Story and photo by Airman 1st Class Holly Cook 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs Members of the 86th Civil Engineer Group were presented several awards at this year’s U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa first quarter awards ceremony. Winning five of eight awards, the 86th CEG proved they are leading the way in USAFE-AFAFRICA. The winners are: • Airman: Senior Airman Nicholas Wick, 786th Civil Engineer Squadron • NCO: Tech. Sgt. Patrick Araujo, 786th CES • Senior NCO: Master Sgt. Terence Ward, 786th CES • Category-I civilian: Ali Mayoglu, 786th CES • Airman dorm leader superintendent: Master Sgt. Misti Rodriguez, 86th CES “I know that Ramstein requires a lot of manning and hard work to function every day, but we have the best

and most reliable personnel in the Air Force,” Wick said, 786th CES electrical systems journeyman. “I am honored to be a part of a great team of workers.” Working diligently every day is what the 86th CEG does to keep the base maintained and its Airmen happy. “I’m honored to be recognized for what I do,” Wick said. “I know that the 86th CES is made up of hardworking Airmen and they should be congratulated for their efforts.” Rodriguez said they assist the 1,200 unaccompanied Airmen on Ramstein, the approximately 300 unaccompanied Airmen on Kapaun Air Station and process nearly 150 Airmen in and out of the dorms every month at the Ramstein Dorm Reception Center. The members of the DRC support KMC Airmen by providing quality living quarters and assistance. The hard work and numerous hours put forth to provide excellent living conditions, quality maintenance repair, minor construction and materi-

al support to the KMC, makes sweeping the USAFE-AFAFRICA first quarter awards well deserved. “I feel it provides a great snapshot of the team work, energetic work and dedication that the men and women of the 86th CEG cranks out every day, in support of Ramstein Air Base,” said Ward, 786th CES superintendent of facility systems. “It’s a great feeling to have the positive results from 86th CEG’s daily accomplishments be recognized at USAFE-AFAFRICA level.” Brig. Gen. C.K. Hyde, 86th Airlift Wing commander, also took the opportunity to personally congratulate the labors and dedication of the 86th CEG Airmen. “Airmen in our civil engineer group play an invaluable role in ensuring our installations provide strategic capabilities for the Air Force and Department of Defense,” Hyde said. “Their daily efforts make that possible. Congratulations for a job well done!”

Master Sgt. Terence Ward, 786th Civil Engineer Squadron superintendent of facility systems, prepares cable for installation for backup emergency power for the base water supply March 8 on Ramstein. Ward was presented with an award at this year’s U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa first quarter awards ceremony.

‘First in Support’ civilian sees son while en route to deployment German sandwiches and desserts for his long trip. “Steven loves German food because he grew up here,” Christina said. “We lived here as a family when his father She stands in a small waiting and I were both in the Army.” room full of other people, although Over the next 20 minutes, she seems more anxious than the Steven and Christina enjoyed a rest. While the others wait for their brief walk together. They talked loved ones to get off a plane, she about his family, how his children goes from pane to pane in the were doing, what he would do window-walled room looking for while he was deployed and even that familiar face. She is a profesa present she bought for when he sional at most times in her life. In returns, a BMW. this moment she is a mother wait“I bought this car for myself ing for her son. when I first got to Germany and it Christina M. Wall, a logisneeded some work,” she said. “Now tics management specialist with that it is all fixed up, I want to give it the 21st Theater Sustainment to my son as a present when he gets Command, saw her son for the back from this deployment.” first time in two years March 6 on Both parties wish they could Christina M. Wall, a logistics management specialist with the 21st Theater Sustainment Command, have spent a little more time Ramstein. Christina’s son, Air Force Tech. hugs her son, Air Force Tech Sgt. Steven C. Wall, a fuel systems craftsman assigned to 55th Maintenance together. Sgt. Steven C. Wall, a fuel sys- Squadron, during his layover at Ramstein March 6. Steven is deploying to the Central Command theater “I always wish I could spend of operations from Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., and enjoyed the chance to see his mother for the first time tems craftsman assigned to 55th in two years. more time with him, but I am Maintenance Squadron, was deploythankful I got to see him at all,” ing to the Central Command theater of my mom would make it work.” “When I saw him coming toward Christina said. operations from Offutt Air Force Base, Christina knew the flight her son me I was so excited to finally see him They both walked back toward the Neb., when he found out he would was on and made it to the terminal in again,” Christina said. “I especially terminal as their time together came to have a brief layover at Ramstein, only plenty of time, but as the plane arrived love seeing him in uniform and see- a close. Steven hugged his mother and a short drive from where his mother and passengers began departing, she ing our family name on his chest. If thanked her again for coming and visworks. He had to let her know. did not see her son. After asking mem- his father were with us, I know he iting him at the airport. As Christina “We’ve actually tried to do this bers of the terminal staff, someone would be so proud to see his son in watched her son walk away, she left before,” Steven said. “I was on my went to another area in the airport and uniform.” him with one final statement. way over for a previous deployment, found Steven. As soon as he came into After the initial hug, Christina “I’m proud of you, Steven,” she but it didn’t work. Somehow, I knew her view, her excitement was apparent. handed her son two large bags full of said. Story and photo by Staff Sgt. Alexander A. Burnett 21st Theater Sustainment Command Public Affairs

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86th LRS One-Stop helps with supply accounts 86th Logistics Readiness Squadron One-Stop — Your Customer Service Focal Point Have a question concerning your supply account but not sure where to start? Contact the customer support section, better known as One-Stop, located in Bldg. 2126, Room 8. One-Stop handles a variety of tasks ranging from taking routine issue requests, managing your custodian authorization/custody receipt listing, DLA-Disposition Services withdrawals, status checks and more. For more details on One-Stop, call 4802449/5241/5403, email supply.onestop@ramstein. or visit the global at 86th LRS/LGRSC ONESTOP. You will get a response no later than the next duty day.

Defense Logistics Agency-Disposition Services Withdrawals DLA-Disposition Services re-issues many useful items to Department of Defense activities for free. You can conduct a worldwide search for DLADisposition Services property online at www. The maximum reutilization of excess property in the DLA-Disposition Services is highly encouraged for authorized military purposes. DLA-Disposition Services is considered a valid source of supply. All excess and surplus property required by an organization must be obtained by routing the request through 86th LRS One-Stop.

All withdrawals from DLA-Disposition Services are processed as free issue. Zero Overpricing Program To assist you in controlling and managing your allotted funds, the Air Force instituted a program called ZOP. Customers can challenge prices on items that seem to be high. It is important to review supply documents and listings for price changes. If there are price discrepancies, contact One-Stop to make a price challenge. Use AF Form 1000, IDEA Application, and AF Form 1046, Zero Overpricing Challenge/ Referral to submit ZOP challenges. (Courtesy of 86th Logistics Readiness Squadron)

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Campbell took part in the official ribbon cutting March 8. Loveland was among the more than 40 Soldiers who already took classes there. “This is the first one we’ve renovated in our footprint,” said Col. Bryan DeCoster, U.S. Army Garrison Baden-Württemberg commander, to Campbell. “In Baumholder, we’re doing the same.” In November 2011, President Barack Obama signed the Veterans Opportunity to Work (VOW) Act of 2011 into law. That set into motion new initiatives to assist Soldiers separating from the Army, including new mandatory training, said Ramona Kausch, the garrison’s education services officer, who oversaw the creation of the new center. Kleber Kaserne is where Soldiers process in and out of the community. The new classroom is collocated with education center in Bldg. 3245. Up to 42 people can attend. Each workstation has an Internet-connected laptop linked to the instructor’s interactive “smart board.” “It’s taken us from flip charts and power point presentations for something more state of the art,” Kausch said. It’s now a commander’s program and classes are mandatory, said Cherylanne Hunter, an ACAP coordinator. Participants undergo a self assessment and counseling and learn how military jobs translate to civilian skills. There’s a choice to make. Do they want to further their education, seek employment or start their own business? From that, they begin a track designed to meet their individual goals, Hunter said. “Soldiers receive a ton of information to assist them in making a sound decision,” Hunter said. “We want to

Lt. Gen. Donald M. Campbell Jr., commanding general of U.S. Army Europe, greets Ramona Kausch, the garrison’s education services officer, who oversaw the transition center project. On March 8, Campbell and Kathleen Marin, director of Installation Management Command-Europe Region, visited Kaiserslautern. Lt. Col. Lars Zetterstrom, commander of U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern, and Col. Bryan D. DeCoster, commander of U.S. Army Garrison Baden-Württemberg, showed the senior Army leaders around several posts within the garrison, including Pulaski Barracks, Sembach Kaserne and Kleber Kaserne.

help Soldiers succeed.” The U.S. Department of Labor offers a three-day workshop, geared toward resume writing, interviewing and making the most of their military skills for either civilian or federal employment. A financial planner discusses budgets, taxes, college funding and investments. The Department of Veterans Affairs also offers information. Soldiers should plan on attending a year before their expected separation date, Hunter said. “It provides Soldiers with the knowledge that they need to be successful when they leave the military,” Hunter said. “It’s also for family members. They are more than welcome.” Campbell, who visited several gar-

Financial planner Basia Holscher explains the state-of-the-art smart board technology to U.S. Army Europe commander Lt. Gen. Donald Campbell during his recent visit to U.S. Army Garrison’s new transition center on Kleber Kaserne.

rison installations during his visit to Kaiserslautern, later reflected on his talk with Loveland. “She had a plan she’d thought through, with the help of the transi-

tion center, her leadership and probably her family,” Campbell said. “The best advice I can give anybody is to have a plan, use the transition center and determine what’s best for your future.” During their interaction, Loveland explained how she’ll undertake a church mission before college. She plans on teaching. The general clasped the sergeant’s hand and presented her with a commander’s coin. “Good luck to you. All the best to you, as you go back to the states,” Campbell said. “Thanks for your service.” For more information on the Kaiserslautern’s transition program, call 0631-411-8816 or visit www.

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RIGHT: KMC 1st Four donation The president of the KMC 1st Four, Airman 1st Class Zachary Bach, and Airman 1st Class Travis Campbell, 86th Communications Squadron, donate a check of €3,136.42 Feb. 20 to Gereon Kohl, director of St. Nicholas orphanage in Landstuhl. The funds will be used to build an outdoor barbecue and picnic area. The 1st Four are trying to raise an additional €2,500 to finish the project. To make a donation, email kmc1stfour/council@ramstein. or

FAR RIGHT: Patient safety Lt. Col. Kim Robinson, 86th Medical Group chief of education and training, takes part in medical bloopers March 8 on Ramstein. Medical bloopers simulates incorrect medical scenarios to test Airmen’s knowledge of safe patient care as a part of Patient Safety Awareness Week.

Courtesy photo

Photo by Airman 1st Class Hailey Haux

Blood drive

Photo by Senior Airman Aaron-Forrest Wainwright

Photo by Airman 1st Class Holly Cook

Airmen donate blood during a blood drive held at the Contingency Aeromedical Staging Facility Tuesday on Ramstein. Blood drives like this collect about 30 units of blood, enabling the CASF and Landstuhl Regional Medical Center to replenish their blood supply.

Photo by Staff Sgt. Jason Weber

Families get help

Joint all-female color guard at 7th CSC FCM Ball

Members of the Cloth Diaper Association give out free information to families at the Mom2Mom open house March 10 on Ramstein. Multiple organizations who support families around the KMC, including the New Parent Support Program and Adoption Support Group, came out to offer information and assistance to families in need.

Staff Sgt. Carmen Oxendine, mobilization NCO of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command’s 7th Civil Support Command, and Senior Airman Dayna M. Green, readiness and emergency management journeyman, 886th Civil Engineer Squadron, lead the joint all-female color guard as part of a ceremony at the 7th CSC’s Foreign Consequence Management Ball March 9.

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18th MP Bde. tests law enforcement proficiency Story and photo by Capt. Amanda Kehrrington 18th Military Police Public Affairs, 21st Theater Sustainment Command GRAFENWÖHR, Germany — A military police Soldier is dispatched to an on-post residence for a domestic disturbance. The Soldier knocks on the door and identifies himself as “military police” to announce his presence. The sound of glass breaking and crying permeates the door. Just like instinct, the Soldier forces entry into the residence. The 709th Military Police Battalion’s Road Warrior Challenge March 7 was designed to train for such scenarios and focused on professional law enforcement tactics, techniques and procedures and encouraged MP Soldiers to stay proficient in those skills. “Being out there and helping people is really what I look forward to when I go to work in the morning,” said Pfc. Benjamin Varni, a gunner assigned to the 709th MP Bn. of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command’s 18th MP Brigade headquartered at Sembach. The Road Warrior Challenge consisted of 16 Soldiers competing in nine events, including baton strike, field sobriety test, apprehension, casualty evaluation and active shooter lane. “The commander’s intent was to put an emphasis back on professional law enforcement in the military police corps,” said 1st Lt. Garret Waugh, a plans officer with Headquarters, Headquarters Detachment, 709th MP Bn. “I hope this event gets Soldiers motivated and focused back on profes-

sional law enforcement because ultimately that’s why we are here.” This event will become a quarterly challenge within the 709th with the Soldiers already preparing for the next challenge this May. This is an opportunity to test MP Soldiers on their professional law enforcement capabilities keeping these Soldiers competent in their field. “Being a military policeman is about helping the community and keeping people safe,” Varni said. “They may not like me for doing it, but I’d rather be out there and take the heat for helping them than letting them get hurt or putting someone in a situation that is going to hurt those around them.” As often as first responders respond to an incident, it is imperative to identify strengths and weaknesses and have the opportunity to improve on weak areas and leverage strengths. This challenge gave Soldiers that opportunity. “This experience has taught me to be more fluid and free thinking, because when you respond to a call you never know the situation you are walking up on,” said Spc. Richard Spurgeon, commander’s driver, HHD, 709th MP Bn. “This was a good opportunity to test myself, see how much I have learned since working here and see what else I still have to learn,” said Spc. Michael Randall, team leader and patrolman with the 615th MP Co. “I think professional law enforcement is the one thing that separates us (from all other branches), especially in peacetime, keeping us relevant to the force,” Waugh said.

Pfc. Benjamin Varni, a patrolman assigned to the 709th Military Police Battalion of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command’s 18th MP Brigade headquartered at Sembach, assists simulated casualties during an active-shooter lane at the 709th MP Bn. Road Warrior Challenge March 7.

NATO generals meet at commanders’ conference For the first time after the implementation of new NATO command structure, AIRCOM commander Gen. Philip M. Breedlove gathered his subordinate air units for the AIRCOM Commanders’ Conference. The two-day event took place at the Combined Air Operations Center in Uedem, Germany, from Feb. 28 to March 1. The range of topics included reorganization of the AIRCOM mission, check on progress of transition and updates on the various subordinate units. Another focus was on the AIRCOM role within the NATO Response Force in 2014. “This conference is more than just an ordinary get-together of Airmen,” said Breedlove to those in attendance. “It is another step toward implementation of our new air command structure. While this transition is a dynamic process, our day-to-day mission continues. I am confident that together we can harmonize these new structures and ensure professional execution of our air tasks.” The meeting in Uedem offered an opportunity for the leaders to exchange views with their colleagues normally spread all over Europe. AIRCOM is NATO’s single air command. Since the beginning of this year, AIRCOM has been implementing the new NATO command structure by assuming responsibility for NATO’s entire European airspace from the North Cape to Sicily and from the Azores to the eastern border of Turkey. (Courtesy of Headquarters, Allied Air Command)

Picture courtesy of Kdo OpFüLuSK Public Affairs

(From left) Lt. Gen. Joachim Wundrak, Combined Air Operations Center Uedem commander; Lt. Gen. Ralph Jodice, Air Command Izmir, Turkey, commander; Gen. Philip Breedlove, AIRCOM commander; and Lt. Gen. Friedrich Wilhelm Ploeger, AlRCOM deputy commander, are photographed during the AIRCOM Commanders’ Conference, which was held Feb. 28 to March 1 in Uedem, Germany.

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Wing inspection team Red Cross keeps you informed ensures readiness, compliance by Senior Airman Whitney Stork 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

by Senior Airman Aaron-Forrest Wainwright 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs


he giant voice screams “Exercise, exercise, exercise!” The process begins, recalls start and Airmen ready their gear in preparation for the impending events. The wing inspection teams are the members responsible for the inspections we constantly prepare for, supporting the commander’s No. 1 priority of readiness. They do this with two types of inspections: compliance and readiness. Compliance inspections are at the group and squadron levels, while readiness inspections focus on how the wing integrates all of the squadron’s and group’s capabilities into the mission. This enables and assures the wing’s strategic capabilities by providing combat airlift and operating the base. “We plan, coordinate and conduct inspections to strengthen the commander’s ability to focus on our most important missions and to give him answers to the most important questions,” said Capt. Drumarie Grandon, 86th Airlift Wing exercise and inspections coordinator. “We ensure the wing commander is sufficiently informed in order to assess risk and identify areas of improvement.” Conducting wing readiness inspections, the inspector general evaluates current operations, eliminates the need of unrealistic exercise scenarios and lessens the demand on wing assets during times of opportunity. The IG has been operating a new inspection system since the beginning of the year, which allows commanders to better and more efficiently identify, prioritize and mitigate problems specific to their mission. This new construct was put in place to better assess units and ensure they are meeting standards. “First and foremost, we had to create a whole new inspection system,” said Col. Scott Morris, 86th AW IG. “Air Force Instruction 90-201 was completely rewritten, and we had to create the entire program from scratch.” The IG had to change how they approached inspections. The old method dealt with inspections as a way to find and fix problems. With the new inspection system, units are encouraged to let the IG know where the problems lie so the IG can help push the commander’s problems or deficiencies up to the level where it can be addressed. “The only way for issues and problems to be solved is to make sure the right people know about them,” Grandon said.

The American Red Cross provides support to service members and their families stateside and overseas. Ramstein’s Red Cross responds to emergencies and disasters that happen to Department of Defense members or their families no matter where they are located. The organization relies on donations and volunteers to continue to provide the services they do. The American Red Cross has been working with the military since 1905 in emergency response and has solely relied on donations and volunteers to make what they do possible. The association provides emergency contact service to all DOD identification card holders stateside, overseas and in deployed locations. “Ninety-six percent of our organization is made up of volunteers,” said Emily Hayes, American Red

Cross assistant station manager. “The majority of what gets done is by them and we are more than grateful to have them.” Volunteers help with everything from donating money, items, blood or going to other organizations where their skills can be properly utilized. “All of our volunteers go through an orientation class after they fill out the application and pass the background check to make sure they are being placed properly,” said Gymmy Harris, American Red Cross outreach coordinator. “We have an international department as well that responds to international disasters and they have their own staff and volunteers to send wherever they are needed.” The organization started working with the Wounded Warriors Project in October 2011. The WWP volunteers currently supply a transitional care package to wounded members in Djibouti, Kuwait and Afghanistan. The kits

are put together in Florida by volunteers and sent overseas to military members who were wounded and in need of new clothes, toiletries, and other basic essential items. “I’ve been here since October working with the Wounded Warrior Project,” said Ron Jefferson, American Red Cross outreach coordinator. “It’s an honor to help them through transition. I always try to find new and fun things to make it interesting. There is always something different for them to do that matches the reason for their transition.” This agency offers countless services to the military and community to prevent and alleviate suffering in the face of emergencies by utilizing their strong network of volunteers, donors and partners. To contribute to this organization contact the American Red Cross at 478-2171 for further information on how to volunteer and donate items.

Start eating healthy during National Nutrition Month by Doris Donch Landstuhl Regional Medical Center registered dietician Looking for something to celebrate this month? It’s National Furniture Refinishing Month and National Noodle Month and National Frozen Food Month and Foot Health Month and Women’s History Month. This month is also National Nutrition Month, which concerns something we all do everyday — eat. Every year in March, the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics kicks off a campaign to teach (or gently remind) people how important it is to treat your body well by eating right and being active. Last year, I heard a speech given by the Army surgeon general, Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho. She brought up an interesting point: How much time do you spend with your doctor? If you go to the doctor five times a year, you might spend a total of 100 minutes. That’s only a small part of your life. What’s going on the rest of the time — the other 525,500 minutes? That’s when you’re in charge of your body. The takeaway message is: Take control of your health. The theme of this year’s National Nutrition Month is “Eat right, your way, every day.” What does that look like? It looks like somebody who is taking control, every day, one meal at a time. It can be you. Strengthening yourself so that you can be healthy and feel good so you can face the day and perform in what-

ever job you do with energy and vitality. It represents eating right by making the right choices about what you put on your plate. It also represents exercising, which helps strengthen you both physically and mentally. Everybody has had some exposure to nutrition information. Many of us had an introduction to nutrition information and eating healthy in elementary school. Remember the food pyramid? You’d have to live in a vacuum not to have some idea that we’re supposed to eat more fiber, fruits and veggies and less fat. But what’s available to us is increasingly lower in what’s good for us and higher in the “bad” stuff. OK, what’s the bad stuff? I’ll bet you already know. You can also go online to any one of these websites listed below and find all kinds of information about nutrition and tips to help you eat healthier. * * * But there is nothing as powerful as awareness in the first step to change. A good way to increase your awareness this month is to write down everything you eat and drink. Try it for one week and see how much you will discover about your eating habits. Contact your local Landstuhl Regional Medical Center dietitians for additional help at 06371-867144 and check out daily nutrition tips this month on the LRMC Facebook page at!/ LRMCofficialpage.

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7th CSC AT program manager earns award part of the team. My position allows me to be involved with so many entities within the command, because any operation or mission we conduct is going to include protecting The 7th Civil Support Command’s our vulnerable interest from threats.” Antiterrorism Force Protection manager Several highlights from Reynoso’s was recently awarded second place in the nomination packet are: Reynoso procured annual Department of the Army U.S. Army additional funding from USARC Provost Reserve Command Antiterrorism comMarshal Office to improve the protection petition against 87 other competitors in on Daenner Kaserne, a military installaFebruary. tion of more than 1,000 assigned personDiego Reynoso was also one of only four nel, in which 7th CSC has responsibility. recognized at the Department of Defense His efforts helped improve the main gate level honor roll. to meet minimum AT standards. He also “In addition to his garrison responsibilities developed and instructed the country threat to protect the Soldiers, civilians and families brief in support of 12 training exercises and Courtesy photo at home station, he provides force protection two deployments in fiscal year 2012 that and integration with host nation law enforce- Diego Reynoso, 7th Civil Support Command antiterrorism force protection manager, involved more than 600 Soldiers. ment and military personnel when deployed,” explains how a barrier works to a security officer at Daenner Kaserne. Reynoso recently “I have to support the command in earned second place in the U.S. Army Reserve Command’s antiterrorism competition. said James Otto, 7th Civil Support Command ensuring all Soldiers and their family memchief executive officer. “He conducts working groups Kan., during his transition from a Soldier to a bers are practicing good force protection measures to enhance individual protective measures, develops Department of the Army civilian. and keep them informed, regardless if they are on command-wide random antiterrorism measures supNext, he worked as an operations specialist at active status or not,” Reynoso said. “We live in porting garrison requirements and trains Soldiers, the Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and an era in which the enemies of the United States civilians and families on AT/FP measures to increase Security at Yongsan, South Korea, before taking the are constantly attempting to destroy our freedom their situational awareness while traveling. He devel- position here, where he has served for the past 18 and to induce fear in our lives; we cannot let them oped projects to improve protection at all of our Army months. prevail.” Reserve locations in Europe.” “It means a lot to me to have the Department of “This award is the results of over 12 months Reynoso is a retired military policeman who the Army and USARC recognize the 7th CSC for of hard work,” Otto said. “Diego took over a program received significant AT/FP training at Fort Leonard our collective efforts in improving the program,” and within one year made it a flagship of excellence. Wood, Mo., in his final two years on active duty. Reynoso said. “My favorite part of working in the Mr. Reynoso dedicates time and effort to improving His initial work in AT/FP was at Fort Leavenworth, 7th CSC is my interaction with the Soldiers and being the protection of (our) most vital asset — people.” by Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Chlosta 7th Civil Support Command Public Affairs

AER fundraising campaign launches at Smith Barracks Story and photo by Ignacio “Iggy” Rubalcava U.S. Army Garrison Baumholder Public Affairs Baumholder’s Army Emergency Relief fundraising campaign was launched March 4 during a breakfast gathering at the Heart of the Rock Dining Facility on Smith Barracks. Eldon Mullis, deputy director for administration at AER headquarters in Alexandria, Va., told service members and civilians at the breakfast that AER is not just for service members. AER also helps family members, retirees and other components of the Army, such as the National Guard. In addition to emergency relief, AER also provides assistance in other areas, such as preventive maintenance for service members’ vehicles and scholarship grants for dependent children and spouses of active-duty service members. “The best part is that it’s all interest free,” said Mullis, who was in Germany visiting installations and helping them kick off their fundraising campaigns. While here, he also assessed the impact and needs of the

AER program in Germany. The AER fundraising campaign provides everyone in the Army community an opportunity to help their fellow service members and community members. Baumholder’s AER fundraising campaign officer is Capt. Jason King. For more about contributing to AER, call King at 485-7383. Immediately after visiting Baumholder, Mullis traveled to Landstuhl where he helped the medical community with their fundraising campaign kickoff. “I learned something today,” said Lt. Col. Mike Sullivan, U.S. Army Garrison Baumholder commander, after Mullis spoke. “I did not know that I could send Soldiers or tell Soldiers that they can obtain AER assistance at any military installation, be it Army, Navy or Air Force.” All U.S. military services have a financial assistance program like AER, and service members are eligible to receive assistance from them, just as other military services can receive assistance from the Army program. Mary Johnston, Baumholder’s AER officer and financial readiness program manager, explained that last

Eldon Mullis outlines the many benefits of the Army Emergency Relief program to Soldiers and civilians during an AER fundraising campaign kick-off breakfast March 4 at Baumholder’s Heart of the Rock Dining Facility. Mullis is the deputy director for administration at AER headquarters in Alexandria, Va.

year, Baumholder had 224 assist cases for AER. Twelve percent of those cases were grants and the rest were interest-free loans. Overall, Baumholder’s AER program provided almost $350,000 worth of assistance to Soldiers, family members and eligible civilians last year. The average amount of individual assistance was about $1,500, Johnston said.

Although there is no set amount of assistance that AER can provide, $1,500 is actually the referral limit that commanders can automatically approve for eligible service members and civilians. AER representatives will soon be visiting the various agencies on post to provide contribution forms and answer questions.

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Can’t sleep? Ways to help you feel rested when traveling by Laura Vasquez U.S. Army Public Health Command program evaluator Do you ever find yourself struggling to fall asleep at night, yet falling asleep during briefings after a day of traveling? You are probably experiencing jet lag. Jet lag is a common sleep disorder that occurs when crossing time zones and disrupts the body’s natural “biological clock” that tells you when to sleep and when to stay awake. Jet lag is a significant concern for Soldiers, civilians and retirees who travel often for temporary duty assignments deployments or permanent change of station moves. It can take several days to several weeks to adjust, leaving the traveler feeling

fatigued and prone to accidents related to insufficient sleep. Sufficient (six to eight hours a night), healthy sleep is one of the Army surgeon general’s top priorities for building and sustaining good Soldier and family member health through the “Performance Triad.” Sleep, along with a focus on healthy activity and nutrition, is one of the three legs of the triad. Lack of sleep impedes mission readiness. Incidents of friendly fire and navigational errors have occurred as a result of a lack of sleep. Insufficient sleep also contributes to motor vehicle and machinery-related accidents or deaths in the military and the general population. Sleepiness impairs the ability to think clearly, perform complex mental tasks, form memories

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and solve problems. Going 24 hours without sleep is comparable to being legally drunk in all 50 states. Sleep is a restorative process necessary for muscle repair, memory consolidation, appetite control, hormonal growth and regulation, and is a part of a healthy immune system. Adequate quality and quantity of sleep allow you to wake up feeling refreshed and alert for the day. Sleep is a necessity to perform well and is as crucial to mission readiness as fuel, food and fire power. Fortunately, there are some actions you can take to minimize the effects of lack of sleep from jet lag and its

impact on performing your duties: Choose flights that allow early evening arrival. Stay up until 10 p.m. local time. Prepare for time zone changes. Wake up and go to bed earlier several days prior to an eastward trip, or wake up and go to bed later for a westward trip. Limit daytime naps. If you must nap during the day, limit the nap to less than two hours in the early afternoon. *** For more tips from the National Sleep Foundation, visit the KA online at

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Kaiserslautern Spanish classes visit Sevilla for immersion experience by Callie Hood Kaiserslautern High School At the end of February, 11 students from Kaiserslautern High School’s Spanish IV and AP Spanish classes traveled to Sevilla, Spain, for an immersion experience in the language they have been studying for several years. After departing Feb. 24, the students, along with their teacher and one parent chaperone, traveled to the south of Spain, where they explored the historic city for almost a week before returning home March 1. Once in Spain, the AP students took the lead as they showed the group the capital of Andalucía, the southernmost region of Spain. Each day had one or two of these upper-level students as “tour guides/leaders” who took the students to the various famous cultural and historic sites of the city. The Real Alcazar palace was one such site that includes Moorish architecture and extensive gardens where the students were able to see pavos reales, or peacocks. The students explored the artistic history of the city in el Museo de Artes y Costumbres Populares de Sevilla, Museo de Bellas Artes and

the Torre del Oro, a tower that supposedly once held the gold that was brought back from the New World but now houses a naval museum. One day, students left the city by train to the historic city of Córdoba, where they had a chance to see the historic mosqueturned-cathedral, and another night at a flamenco show. These students had spent weeks planning out every aspect of their day in the city, including a timetable, weather forecast and map of their route. Most of the days were spent walking the city, and the students clocked more than 11 miles on one particular outing (a total of 32 for the trip). Meanwhile, Spanish IV students researched various aspects of the history and culture, including the politics, food and royal family of the country. The journey to Sevilla was an educational adventure that was enjoyed by both students and chaperones. The memories made and experiences brought back will be fantastic reminders of a great time spent in Spain. The students would like to thank Paola Berdecio, the Spanish teacher who organized this trip, and Ellen Cron, a parent volunteer who chaperoned this group of outgoing teenagers.

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Dirty hands at KES Jineiry Muniz, Trishelle Taylor, Noah Polin, Brice Armstrong, Freddie Foots and Aaron Hill, third-graders in Laura Dvareckas’ class at Kaiserslautern Elementary School, examine Petri dishes to observe how much bacteria from unwashed hands has grown. Students learn about the importance of clean hands in their “dirty hands” health and science experiment.

Banned books

Photo by Holly Freeman

Ramstein Information Specialist Vicki Nicholson teaches a lesson about challenged and banned books with students in Cathy Phillips’ English classes at Ramstein High School.

School Notes KMC schools registration

The Kaiserslautern school district re-registration and pre-registration will take place Monday to March 22 at the following locations and times: Kaiserslautern High School gym, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to Wednesday, and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday; Kaiserslautern Military Community Center food court, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to March 22 (for Ramstein schools); Landstuhl Elementary/Middle School information center, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and March 22, and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday; Sembach Elementary School Tiger Tale Theater, Bldg. 19, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and March 22, and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday. For details, visit www.kais-dso.

Baumholder re-registration

All Baumholder middle and high school students, as well as students from Smith and Wetzel elementary schools, returning for the 2013/2014 school year must re-register from Monday to March 22. Children must be 5 years old by Sept. 1 to register for kindergarten. Sure Start applications for both elementary schools will be accepted at this time. The school registration process will continue for families new to U.S. Army Garrison

Baumholder after these dates. Make sure to bring a sponsor’s orders with student’s name on the orders, updated immunization records, verification of employment (for civilian parents), and parents’ ID cards. Contact Randy Lambert, Baumholder school liaison officer, for more information at 4856968 or 06783-6-6968.

Story walk

Come to this special outdoor story time, combining a fun story with fitness, at 10:30 a.m. March 20 at the Kaiserslautern Main Library, Bldg. 3810 on Landstuhl Post. For details, call 486-7322 or 0637186-7322.

‘Bye Bye Birdie’

Ramstein High School presents “Bye Bye Birdie,” Thursday to March 23. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the musical begins at 7. The performances will take place in the high school’s great hall.

LEMS spring carnival

The community is invited to Landstuhl Elementary/Middle School’s annual spring carnival from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 23 at the school. There will be a stuffed animal walk, bean bag toss, cake walk, toilet bowl toss, fishing pond and golfing, among many other things. Volunteers are also

needed. To volunteer, sign up with VolunteerSpot by visiting Enter your email address (you will not need to register an account on VolunteerSpot) and choose your spot: LEMS spring carnival or grade level activities. VolunteerSpot will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Note: VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone. But if you prefer not to use your personal email address, email carnival chair Sandra Bucklin at to sign up.

Tween Matinee

The Kaiserslautern Main Library is having a special marathon showing of a popular teen show, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. March 26 and 28 in Bldg. 3810 on Landstuhl Post. For details, call 486-7322 or 0637186-7322.

Teen photography contest

Teens, snap a literary-themed photo with your phone and enter it in the Library Teen Tech Week contest to win a prize. For more details, see a member of the library staff. For details, contact the Kaiserslautern Main Library, Bldg. 3810 on Landstuhl Post, at 486-7322 or 06371-86-7322, or the Kleber Branch Library, Bldg. 3205, at 483-1740 or 0631-411-1740.

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KMC Schools say:

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss! Photo by Ignacio “Iggy” Rubalcava

Children at Baumholder’s Wetzel Elementary School get a taste of “Green Eggs and Ham” when Lt. Col. Mike Sullivan, U.S. Army Garrison Baumholder commander, showed up March 5 to read to the children from the popular Dr. Seuss book. The next day, the children actually got a taste of green eggs and ham when reading coach Micheline Huntley and WES Principal Angie Cotton offered the children a special breakfast of green eggs and ham. Huntley and Cotton prepared this unique entree for students in celebration of Read Across America Week.

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Vogelweh Elementary School second grader Casey Knight, a student in Lisa Colson’s class, dresses as Thing 2 in celebration of Dr. Seuss’ birthday.

Kaiserslautern Elementary School staff members Cathy Longo, Linda Rocha-Mendoza and Kera Vega have fun dressing as “Cat’s in hat’s” during a celebration of Dr. Seuss’ birthday and Read Across America week.

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Carole Weaver’s first grade class at Sembach Elementary School bring the Dr. Seuss book “Ten Apples Up On Top!” to life on stage at the school’s Tiger Theater. The school was celebrating Dr. Seuss’ birthday.

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Kindergarten students in Donna Pruett’s class at Landstuhl Elementary/Middle School dress up as characters from Dr. Seuss books March 1 for Read Across America.


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Mark Your Calendar

» The German-American and International Women’s Club Kaiserslautern will host a playgroup from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Monday. Join parents from other cultures and enjoy a coffee together while children play and hear other languages. The fee for each playdate is €2 to cover facility costs. For details, contact Katie Pelletier at or 063839266018, or visit the GAIWC website at » Get down at Armstrong’s Club’s House Party from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. March 22 in Bldg. 1036 on Vogelweh Housing. Come enjoy dance music, delivered straight to you from a live DJ. For details, call 0631-354-9986. » A preseason motorcycle safety course is scheduled to take place from 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. March 22 in the Hercules Theater. Motorcycle riders are required to attend one of the two sessions. For details, call 480-7233. » Dance the night away at Armstrong’s Club’s R&B Night from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday and March 23 in Bldg. 1036 on Vogelweh Housing. For more information, call 0631-354-9986. » If you enjoy classical music, you will enjoy the Ramstein Community Center’s Spring Chamber Concert at 5 p.m. Sunday. Enjoy masterpieces of classical music from composers such as Johann Sebastian Bach, Amadeus Mozart, Franz Schubert and more. Performers are Alexandra Panchina playing the violin, and Olga Orkin playing the piano. Tickets are on sale now for $10. Contact the Ramstein Community Center for more information at 06371-47-6600. » The Deutsches Haus restaurant will offer its first brunch of the year from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. For reservations, visit or call 06371-4659-3702. » Grab your “right arm” and head to Armstrong’s Club’s Right Arm Night at 4 p.m. March 22 in Bldg. 1036 on Vogelweh Housing. This is a free event and an opportunity to show your appreciation for your colleagues. For ages 18 and older. For details, call 0631-354-9986. » The Vogelweh Community Center will offer a trip to Frankfurt March 26 to see Lil Wayne live in concert. Tickets are on sale now for $125. Spaces are limited, so act fast. Ticket price includes concert and transportation. We will meet at 5 p.m. at the Vogelweh Community Center and return at approximately 1 a.m. To purchase your ticket, stop by the Vogelweh Community Center, Bldg. 2059. » Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation invites you to an adventure with the Easter bunny at “Eggstravaganza,” at 10 a.m. March 30 at Pulaski Park. Enjoy a free egg hunt, photos with the Easter bunny, bouncy castles (weather permitting) and face painting. Egg hunts are for children up to 12 years old. There will be more than 6,000 eggs filled with chocolate and distributed for all age groups. Gate opens at 10 a.m. and Mr. and Mrs. Easter Bunny will arrive at 10:15. No registration required. For details and egg hunt times, call 493-4215 or 0631-3406-4215. » The Sembach Community Activity Center Warrior Zone hosts Texas Hold ’em on Saturday nights. Registration is at 6 p.m. and the tournament starts at 7. There is a $25 buy-in. For more information, call 496-5172 or 06302-675171.


» The KMC Adoption Support Group will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Landstuhl Health and Wellness Center, Bldg. 3722, adjacent to the gym. The group meets the needs of adoptive parents, adopting parents and adoptive children through education and research to resolve adoption issues. Inquiries about adoption are welcome through the group’s website at www.usadopteurope. com. » The Multicultural Spouses Club is designed to bring people together from different backgrounds. And it’s always more fun with food involved, so please bring a dish that is an old family favorite that embodies your heritage. The next meeting takes place at 11 a.m. March 29 in Bldg. 2926, Yellow Ribbon Room, on Pulaski Barracks. For more information, call 0631-3406-4203. » Rheinland Pfalz Quilt Guild meetings are held the third Thursday of each month. Night meetings are held the fourth Thursday of each month. Visit for the meeting location. » The Rhineland Breast Cancer Coalition, a group of breast cancer survivors in the KMC, are celebrating life and supporting and encouraging other breast cancer patients and survivors in the area. This group meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at Bambus Garden, outside Pulaski Gate by Vogelweh. For details, email » The Kaiserslautern chapter of the Sergeant Morales Club meets from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. the first Monday of every month at the Rhine Ordnance Barracks DFAC. This meeting is open to all Sergeant Morales members, Sergeant Audie Murphy members and to any NCO who would like to join. » HUGS playgroup meets from 10 to 11:30 a.m. the first and third Friday of the month at the Vogelweh Community Center. This group is for parents and children ages 0 to 4. Play groups offer benefits for both parents and their children. Parents can make new friends and enjoy some grown up conversation while their children develop socialization skills and enjoy educational activities. This is especially valuable for moms who worked full time prior to the baby’s birth and are feeling isolated at home alone all day long. For details, call Army Community Service at 493-4203 or 0631-3406-4203.

Baumholder Events

» A St. Patrick’s Day dance will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. today at the Baumholder Teen Center. Come dressed in green and have fun! Bring your iPod and favorite music. Free admission. For details, call 485-6810 or 06783-6-6810. » An all ages lock-in will be held from 9 p.m. to 8 a.m. March 22 to 23 at the Baumholder Teen Center. Stay overnight with your friends at the all ages lock-in. Register by Monday. Free admission. For more information or to register, call 485-6810 or 067836-6810. » Check out the “Little Mermaid,” an all-youth musical production of the classic tale, at 7 p.m. today and Saturday, and March 22 and 23, and 3 p.m. Sunday and March 24 at Hilltop Theater, Bldg. 8218 on Smith

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Spouses to receive EMT certification The Air Force Aid Society, in partnership with the Ramstein Airman & Family Readiness Center, is providing the Spouse Employment Training Grant for three Air Force spouses to receive emergency medical technology training and certification. The EMT program offers training in pre-hospital emergency care and provides the training needed for certification testing through the National Registry of EMTs. All necessary requirements will be addressed to uphold an EMT license. The Spouse Employment Training Grant program seeks to address the employment challenges Air Force spouses face each time they PCS. A career in medical technology can be a viable and portable option for those interested in the medical industry, providing greater opportunities for employment and professional growth. To qualify: • Need to be a spouse of an Air Force active duty/E-5 and below • Have a DEROS of December 2013 or later • Write a one-page essay on why and how you will us this certification in your future • Memorandum of agreement to complete the course and take exam if selected The deadline for applications is March 31. For more information on how to apply for this grant, contact Jamie Albers at the A&FRC at 480-5100 or 0637147-5100. Barracks in Baumholder. Tickets cost $8 for adults, $5 for children, students or Soldiers E-5 and below, and $25 for a family of four or more. Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance by contacting the Hilltop Theater box office. For details, visit Hilltop Theater’s Facebook page or call 485-7244 or 06783-6-7244. » The Baumholder Teen Center will host a flashlight Easter egg hunt at 8 p.m. March 29. Bring a flashlight and hunt for Easter eggs in the dark. For details, call 485-6810 or 06783-6-6810. » Celebrate Easter, the Month of the Military Child, and Child Abuse Prevention Month by attending “A Day at the Movies” Easter Egg Hunt, a fun-filled children’s festival and Easter egg hunt with a movie theme. The event will be held at 11 a.m. March 30 in the Wetzel Elementary School parking lot in Baumholder. The event will include face painting, bouncy castles, a zombie special effects factory, a behind the scenes stunt seminar, and more! For details, call Parent Central Services at 485-7003 or 06783-6-7003. » Registration is now open for SAC Spring Break Camp, held from April 8 to 12. Come join the fun at the Wetzel School Age Center in Baumholder and participate in archery, biking, treasure hunts, cultural cooking and art activities, barbecues, a water balloon extravaganza, bounce houses, field trips to Yabadoo Fun Park and the Dynamikum Hands-on Science Museum, and more! Space is limited. To register or for details, call the Wetzel SAC at 485-7475 or 06783-6-7475. » Effective Monday, the new hours of operation at Strikers Bowling Center in Baumholder are as follows: 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays, 1 to 6 p.m. Sundays, and closed Mondays and Tuesdays. Fifty cent game nights will move to Thursdays. For more information, call 485-6569 or 067836-6569.

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Bad behavior is good entertainment at Hilltop toward each other no matter the provocaA polite meeting between two sets of tion,” said director Cheryl Navo. “‘God parents to discuss an altercation between of Carnage’ explores a world where those their adolescent sons — that’s what it is masks of polite behavior are ripped away supposed to be. What it turns into is someto reveal just how ugly we can be underthing else entirely. neath.” Educated, socially competent adults “God of Carnage” originally opened in should be able to deal with such a trivial Zurich in 2006. After translation, the play matter in a civilized manner, shouldn’t was performed on London’s west end. The they? Apparently not. Instead, the four Broadway production opened in 2009 and adults throw civility to the winds and all four actors (Jeff Daniels, Hope Davis, rip into each other like savage beasts (or James Gandolfini and Marcia Gay Harden) children). were nominated for Tony awards with the The Baumholder Hilltop Theater’s proproduction winning “Best Play.” The Hilltop duction of “God of Carnage,” a smart, Theater’s performance is by special arrangedark-edged comedy, explores the boundment with Dramatist’s Play Service Inc. aries of civilized behavior and then tramples right over them in this hilarious Baumholder’s production of “God of play by Yasmina Reza and translated by Carnage” is billed as an adult night out Photo by Cheryl Navo Christopher Hampton. complete with wine and cheese and an art From left, Jacqui Haggerty, Tom Navo, David Schwab and Melanie Robinson perform in exhibition. Bring your significant other, a Michael and Veronica Novak are played by Tom Navo and Jacqui Haggerty. Alan Baumholder Hilltop Theater’s production of “God of Carnage.” friend or come alone. But leave the kids and Annette Raleigh are portrayed by David Schwab Annette Raleigh, parents of 11-year-old Benjamin, at home. We wouldn’t want to give them any ideas. and Melanie Robinson. who has whacked the Novak’s son, Henry, in the The Hilltop Theater is located beside Burger King These four award-winning actors from the mouth with a stick. The meeting, which begins nice- (Avenue D) on Smith Barracks. Baumholder and Kaiserslautern military communi- ly over coffee and cobbler, rapidly goes downhill Show tickets are $14, which include wine and ties take the audience on a chaotic, domestic demo- into a free-for-all complete with accusations, liquor, cheese. Tickets may be obtained at the theater or by calling 485-7244 or 06783-67244 or through the lition derby filled with laughs. The evening begins tears, fisticuffs and general bad behavior. normally enough in the upscale home of Michael “We’d all prefer to live in a world where adults Facebook page “The Hilltop Theater.” (Courtesy of theater volunteer Cheryl Navo) and Veronica Novak. They have just met Alan and suppress their base natures and behave politely

Classes And Training

» Separations can be very difficult, especially for any children involved. Learn to be the best parent you can during the process of divorce or separation in the interest of helping the children maintain a sense of love and normalcy in this coparenting class, a special class provided by ACS Family Advocacy. The class takes place at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in Bldg. 2917 on Pulaski Barracks. To register, call 0631-34064062/4228. » Are you new to the KMC? Join Army Community Service for this free, two-part class Thursday and March 22, starting at 9 a.m., in Bldg. 2891 on Pulaski Barracks. The first day covers an overview of Kaiserslautern, Rheinland-Pfalz, German culture and customs. On the second day, you take the local bus for a special insider’s tour of “K-Town.” A walking tour downtown takes you to the historical sites, museums, city offices and a historic restaurant for lunch. Register in advance by calling 0631-34064203. » Register now for the free Army Family Team Building Level III advanced leadership development course, offered March 26 to 28. Topics include cohesive team building, conflict management, creative problem solving and more. Call 0631-34064203 to save your spot. » Couples Communication is a new, two-part series being offered through Family Advocacy. In this class learn the keys to better communication, effective listening

and understanding taught in a fun learning atmosphere. Take the stress out of your relationship by enrolling today. Classes take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. every first and second Thursday of the month in Bldg. 2917 on Pulaski Barracks. To register, call 06313406-4203. » Did you know anger is directly related to symptoms associated with survival instincts? Learn about how anger is triggered, ways to monitor and associate patterns of anger with thought processes, and, most importantly, how to control anger in this three-part educational learning experience. Join the ACS Anger Management Class by registering for a session, offered from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every Wednesday in Bldg. 2917 on Pulaski Barracks. For more information, call 493-4062 or 0631-3406-4062. » Feeling over burdened? Are you experiencing sleeplessness, muscle pain or emotional tension? Then you may be stressed. There is a lot more to stress than what you might think. Join this informative two-part series that teaches about different kinds of stress and healthy ways to cope. The class is offered from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. the first and second Tuesday of the month in the Family Life Center in Bldg. 2919 on Pulaski Barracks. For details, call 0631-3406-4062. » Have you walked into an establishment and found yourself in trouble because you couldn’t figure out how to order something to eat or buy a pair of shoes? Then you need to register for this exceptional

class, which teaches the street smart version of basic German language. Now, with two days and times to choose from, learning German never got easier. Take a Monday evening or Friday lunchtime class. Stop by Bldg. 2891 on Pulaski Barracks or call 493-4023 or 0631-3406-4023 for more information or to register.


» Want to learn more about finding a government job? Visit Army Community Service at 10 a.m. March 22 in Bldg. 2917 on Pulaski Barracks to learn more about finding and applying for jobs. Get the one up on competition with hands-on instruction and assistance from our training employment readiness expert. For more information or to make an appointment with Employment Readiness, call 0631-3406-4029. » Child, Youth and School Services needs a food service training and certification contractor. This position includes training, consultation, assessment, certification and proctoring of FS staff in CYS Services. The ability to travel, compliance with Army CYS Services health/background check requirements, driver’s licenses, and insurance coverage are required. Minimum of five years experience in training and consulting FS operations in CYS Services. Certification e.g., National Restaurant Association, ServSafe Instructor/Proctor required. Experience in training, assessing and certifying CYS Services FS staff in English required. If interested, email rosemary.musto.naf@mail.

A&FRC programs The Ramstein Airman & Family Readiness Center offers the following programs: » MONDAY « Ramstein Spouses Orientation: 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., A&FRC » TUESDAY « Reintegration Brief: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., IDRC Intro to German: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., A&FRC Managing Credit Card Debt: 1 to 2 p.m., A&FRC Pre-Deployment Brief: 1 to 4 p.m., IDRC » WEDNESDAY « Base Intro: 7:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., Hercules Theater Extreme Couponing-Military Style: 9 to 11 a.m., A&FRC » THURSDAY « Pre-Separation Brief: 9 a.m. to noon, A&FRC What is What?: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., A&FRC Managing Your Money: 10 a.m. to noon, A&FRC Deployed Families Event: 5 to 7 p.m., Kapaun Dining Facility » MARCH 22 « No classes

mil no later than March 22. Include “Food Services” in the subject line of the email. In the email, provide your name, email and telephone contact information. Note: This contracted position is not logistically supported.

Chapel News

» A Protestant Easter Sunrise Service will take place at 7 a.m. March 31 at the Ramstein Woodlawn Golf Course. Free breakfast will be served immediately following the service. Seating is limited. RSVP no later than March 25 by calling the Vogelweh Chapel at 489-6859.

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Lautern bursts into bloom! Kaiserslautern will say goodbye to the cold winter season and welcome spring a few days prior to the official beginning of spring. The advertising association “Kaiser in Lautern” will offer, in cooperation with the City of Kaiserslautern, street musicians, spring flowers and a diversified program with Sunday shopping. “Chasing away the winter and bursting into bloom” is the city’s motto for this event, which takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday. An Easter market with vendor

Marching bands entertain shoppers in the center of Kaiserslautern during “Lautern bursts into bloom” Saturday and Sunday.

booths will be set up in front of Stiftskirche. There, visitors can buy unique jewelry, springtime decorations, caps and candy and artisans will show off their skills. Musicians and marching bands will also entertain the audience in the streets. Next to the primrose pyramid set up on Altenhof, Miss Kaiserslautern, Sarah Lolagar, will hand out 2,000 primroses. The Gartenschau and the Japanese Garden will inform visitors at their information stands. The Kaiserslautern Zoo will also be present with a petting zoo. The rabbit breeding association will present live Easter rabbits on Schillerplatz. Children can enjoy face painting on Riesenstrasse, and a jumping castle on Fackelstrasse. A barefoot path and a fun mobile can be found on Stiftsplatz. A balloon artist will create fantastic figures, and the Kaiserslautern Easter bunny will make its appearance on both days. The members of the dance club Rot-Weiss will present their sports

Photos by City of Kaiserslautern

Primroses will be given out to shoppers during the “Lautern bursts into bloom” Saturday. The spring market continues Sunday with open stores from 1 to 6 p.m.

and invite visitors to join in. Stores that are members of “Kaiser in Lautern” will have special offers and bargains for customers. “Again this year, the program is very diverse and inventive,” said Alexander Hess, manager of the

advertising association and chief of the project office for city events. “We will offer a colorful mix of entertainment, information and shopping fun at our spring market ‘Lautern bursts into bloom.’” (Courtesy of City of Kaiserslautern)

Sankt Wendel offers attractions at Easter market by Petra Lessoing 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs


he City of Sankt Wendel, located in the state of Saarland, will hold its annual Easter market today to Sunday. “Visitors will find many attractions at our spring market,” said Leonie Paqué from the Sankt Wendel office of arts and city marketing. “We offer an Easter village, a colorful Easter crown, a giant Easter egg, a petting zoo, an Easter express train, arts and crafts items, and many activities for children.” About 90 vendors and exhibitors will present and sell a wide variety of merchandise such as Easter decorations, woodcarvings, ceramics, pottery, glass, leather and steel objects and many other arts and crafts items. The highlight of the market will be the giant Easter crown, consisting of 2,000 hand-painted eggs and surrounded by spring flowers. Happy Easter songs can be heard in the Easter bunny village around the dome. More than 100 Easter bunnies made of poplar in the Erzgebirge mountains will be placed in the bunny kitchen, bunny workshop, bunny restaurant, bunny kindergarten and bunny school. A local artist will present his exhibition of handmade Easter bunny houses in a tent behind the rathaus (city hall). Visitors can enjoy 20 different sceneries. Children will have the opportunity to craft Easter presents, get their faces painted, try out pottery

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Sankt Wendel holds its annual Easter market with an Easter village, vendors’ booths and children’s activities today to Sunday.

and take part in dancing, making music and testing archery. A merry-go-round will be set up on Schlossplatz. Walking acts will entertain visitors in the streets. The Easter bunny will also make an appearance and pass out Easter eggs. The Easter Express will offer rides through the city from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Each

night, between 5 and 7 p.m., a night watchman will make his rounds through the streets with a lantern. On Sunday, stores will be open from 1 to 6 p.m. “With our experience and creativity, we lure many visitors from all over to our city,” said Klaus Bouillon, mayor of Sankt Wendel. “They have the best impressions and know we are able to conduct successful markets.”

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Mustache March madness has military roots by Meghan Augsburger Ramstein High School intern otice anything different about your colleagues lately? Aware of a little fuzz on your neighbor’s upper lip? No worries! Mustache March is making its appearance again this year. For some, it’s a fantastic opportunity; for others, it’s a nightmare. Mustache March started as a fighter pilot superstition during the Vietnam War. Pilots claimed that a forbidden mustache protected aircraft from enemy bullets. Triple ace fighter pilot Robin Olds expanded the tradition by continuing


to grow out his mustache against military regulations. The trend soon caught on through-

individuality and teamwork. Since then, the idea of Mustache March has spread to the civilian

out the military, creating the Mustache March tradition. Though not intended as a direct act of defiance, his rebellion symbolized the importance of a balance between

world. Websites for different “mustache freedom” groups have sprung up and gained members. Some organizations use their newfound fan base to raise money for various charities.

Others utilize this chance to show off their masculinity or even protest workplace regulations and prejudices. In 2012, mustache enthusiasts went so far as to protest for the proposed “STACHE Act,” a $250 annual tax deduction for those with facial hair. Interested citizens participated in the H&R Block sponsored Million Mustache March through Washington, D.C. H&R Block donated all contributions to “Millions from One,” a charity that helps dig wells for clean water in developing nations. So, throughout March, be bold, pick a style (within regulations for those serving in the U.S. military) and join the movement!

Ramstein umpires to officiate Little League World Series by Airman 1st Class Nate Gettleman 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs The smell of fresh cut grass, the way your cleats pierce the dirt as you walk across the infield, a swing so perfect that you know it’s gone as soon as the ball meets the bat. Baseball season is back. For those still young enough to dream, it means waking up early on a Saturday morning, stepping onto a dew-soaked field and dreaming of the day the announcer calls their name. The stadium erupts as they step into the batter’s box for their major league debut. For those of us who have outgrown our playing days, all we have left is obsessively tracking the offseason moves of our favorite franchises, staying up late to watch games back in the states and over analyzing the statisticians attempts to quantify a game that is pure magic. But for the boldest, and strongest of character, it’s getting back into umpiring. Now that you have a mental image so vivid that you can practically taste sunflower seeds, let’s meet two Ramstein Airmen courageous enough to volunteer to be the most hated man on the field, and not even get paid for it! They’re so good at what they do, they have been selected to umpire the Little League World Series. John Valverde, 86th Communications Squadron plans and resources deputy flight director, is a fixture at KMC youth baseball and softball games. “For me it started out of the love of the game. I played baseball and I realized how much I missed it,” said the California native. “I knew I didn’t have the patience to coach, but I learned I had the mentality to umpire.” Valverde is known as the resident “rules guru” by players and coaches around the league. People will talk to him before and after games about hypothetical scenarios and how he would call that particular play. After a conversation on rules and after a few nasty curveballs, no one will dispute the assertion that Valverde is virtually un-stumpable. Valverde said it’s important to explain the calls he makes to the players and coaches. He said youth baseball is less about competition and more about learning the game.

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Umpire John Valverde, 86th Communications Squadron plans and resources deputy flight director, positions himself to make a call. In August, Valverde will be traveling to Taylor, Mich., to umpire the Junior League World Series, with boys ranging from 13 to 14 years old.

“If you stay in a league long enough, you see little Johnnys grow up to be great players and great people,” Valverde said. In August, Valverde will be traveling to Taylor, Mich., to umpire the Junior League World Series, with boys ranging from 13 to 14 years old. Senior Master Sgt. Jeffrey Bise, 1st Combat Communications Squadron first sergeant, began umpiring out of pure necessity. While stationed at Joint Base Andrews, Md., Bise showed up to one of his son’s little league games with the intent of being a spectator. When there were no umpires to call the game, Bise donned a set of old catcher’s gear, got behind the plate and never looked back. “Umpiring is a family sport as well. My dad

(Lowell Bise) is coming over to Europe to umpire with John (Valverde) and me,” Bise said. The three umpires will be on the field together in Poland for the junior European tournament. “My son (Jarrod Bise) will also be keeping score. There will be three generations of the Bise family in Poland this summer,” Bise said. “You have kids who have their idols, but I can honestly say I never had a sports idol. My father’s been my idol and I look up to him. It’s an honor to be on the field with him.” Bise will be traveling to Eastly, S.C., in July to umpire the Big League World Series, with boys ranging from 16 to 17 years old. Getting selected to umpire a Little League World Series is no small feat. A maximum of 16 umpires can be selected for each age group’s world series. A minimum of one umpire is selected from each region of the world that sends a team to compete. Accepting payment for umpiring during the regular season automatically disqualifies an umpire from the post season, and a person can only be selected to work a particular age group’s world series once. After Valverde and Bise umpire their respective tournaments, they can still umpire in the Little League World Series, but never again for the same age group. However, being in Europe can improve an umpire’s chances of being selected due to the relatively small amount of umpires applying to go. “My father umpired about 33 years before getting a world series,” Bise said. Most recently, Bise’s father umpired the 2011 Softball Junior League World Series, with girls ranging from 13 to 14 years old in Kirkland, Wash. But being an umpire isn’t all sunshine and rainbows. “It’s the fan’s God-given right to yell at you,” Valverde said. “Most of the time, you just have to brush it off. You’re going to find out in a hurry if you’re cut out for this.” So here’s to the men who call it how they see it. The men who keep us honest. The men who are willing to sacrifice their popularity to preserve the integrity of the game they love. Love them or hate them, the game wouldn’t be possible without the men we affectionately refer to as “Blue.”

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

Performing arts

Pfalztheater Kaiserslautern: • “Nabucco,” an opera by Guiseppe Verdi, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, March 30, April 6 and 12. • “Wozzeck,” an opera by Alban Berg, 7:30 p.m. March 22 and 26, and April 10 and 13. • “Begegnungen,” encounters, a dance project with disabled and non-disabled people, 6 p.m. March 24 and 7:30 p.m. March 28. • “Dornröschen,” Sleeping Beauty, a ballet by Stefano Giannetti, 7:30 p.m. April 4 and 6 p.m. April 14. • “The Black Rider: The Casting of the Magic Bullets,” a rock musical by Tom Waits, William S. Burroughs and Robert Wilson, in German, 7:30 p.m. April 25 and 27, and 3 p.m. April 21 (child care available). For details, call 0631-3675-209 or visit Kammgarn Kaiserslautern: • The band Massendefekt presents punk and rock, 8 p.m. today. Tickets cost €15. • The German band Dritte Wahl presents punk and rock, 8 p.m. Saturday. Tickets cost €15.

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Japanese Garden opens The Japanese Garden in Kaiserslautern opens Wednesday for the new season. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. until Oct. 31. Visit for more information.

• The duet Making Blues performs blues, 8 p.m. Thursday. Tickets cost €16. • Faun Acoustic presents Medieval Celtic Photo by Petra Lessoing and Scandinavian folk, 8 p.m. March 22. Gartenschau starts 2013 season Tickets cost €22. • Singer Fard presents The Gartenschau in Kaiserslautern opens its doors at 10 a.m. Wednesday. The official opening show is scheduled for April 7. The park, with its thousands of flowers, special exhibitions, rap, 8 p.m. March 23. playgrounds and dinosaurs, stays open through Oct. 31. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. For Tickets cost €19. more information, visit • The band Folk Noir presents old English folk songs and ballads and singer and violinSchillerplatz 1: ist Sieben performs dark folk, 8 p.m. March 30. • “Love in Black-White,” a ballet night by Tickets cost €17. Marguerite Donlon, 8 p.m. today. • Phillip Boa and the Voodooclub present electro • “The Rocky Horror Show,” a musical by rock, 8 p.m. April 5. Tickets cost €24. Richard O’Brien, in German, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, • The band Serum 114 performs punk rock, March 22, 27, 28 and 6 p.m. March 24. Visit 8 p.m. April 6. Tickets cost €16. www. or call Visit or call 0631-365-2607 0681-3092-486. for details. Nationaltheater Mannheim, am Goetheplatz: Fruchthalle, Kaiserslautern: • “Don Carlo,” an opera by Guiseppe Verdi, in • Pfalztheater Orchestra presents works by Italian, with German subtitles, 7:30 p.m. today and Igor Strawinsky, Sergej Prokofjew and Dmitri March 27. Schostakowitsch, 8 p.m. today. Tickets cost €17 to For details, visit www.nationaltheater€25. For details, visit or call the tourist office at 0631-365-2316. Miscellaneous JUZ (Youth Center), Steinstrassse 47, • Kaiserslautern-center, near Stiftskirche, Easter Kaiserslautern: market, today through March 30. • JA!ZZevau presents Rudi Schaaf Group • Kaiserslautern center, Lautern Bursts Into featuring Edith Van Den Heuvel with jazz rock and Bloom, spring market, Saturday and Sunday (read modern jazz, 8 p.m. Thursday. Tickets cost €6.50. article on Page 22). Visit • Kaiserslautern, Japanese Garden opens 10 a.m. Haus des Bürgers, Ramstein-Miesenbach: Wednesday, through Oct. 31. • “Domino,” a devilish rock musical, with music • Kaiserslautern, Gartenschau, park opens by the band Genesis, 8 p.m. today. Tickets cost €20 10 a.m. Wednesday, through Oct. 31. to €26. • Kollweiler, fire station, burning of winter, • Villa Musica features a concert by Johann tonight. Sebastian Bach, 5 p.m. Sunday. Tickets cost €12. • Pfalzbibliothek (library of the Palatinate), • The big band Don Ellis Orchestra and trumpet Bismarckstrasse 17, Kaiserslautern, display of player Thomas Gansch present jazz music, 8 p.m. documents and discoveries of airplane crashes in April 5. Tickets cost €27 to €33. World War II. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday For details, visit to Friday, and 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday, through Stadthalle Landstuhl: May 25. A presentation in English will be 7 p.m. • Ray Wilson and his band present songs by Thursday. Genesis, 8 p.m. March 16. Tickets cost €28 to €36. • “Golden Girls,” based on the renowned Flea markets • Kaiserslautern, Pfalzcenter (across from television show, in German, 8 p.m. April 14. Daenner Kaserne), Saturdays. Tickets cost €19.50 to €28. For details, visit • Kaiserslautern, Merkurstrasse, behind BMW dealer, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays. English Theater, Gallusanlage 7, Frankfurt: • Kaiserslautern, Opel, Portal 4, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. • “Master Class,” a play by Terrence McNally, Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. through April 28. Performances are 7:30 p.m. • Bad Dürkheim, Saline (salt-works), 9 a.m. to Tuesdays to Saturdays, and 6 p.m. Sundays. For 4 p.m. Saturday and March 23. Visit details, visit for details. Saarbrücken, Saarländisches Staatstheater,

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Increase cases of whooping cough prompt reminder to update vaccine by Capt. Wiley D. Paschal Jr. Landstuhl Regional Medical Center Public Health Nursing Because of increased cases of pertussis (generally known as whooping cough) in Europe and the U.S., Europe Regional Medical Command is initiating a plan to reduce the spread by ensuring vaccination records are up-to-date for Soldiers, family members and other beneficiaries. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there were twice as many cases (more than 41,000) reported in 2012 compared with 18,719 cases in

2011, and the highest levels in the past 50 years. Washington state declared a pertussis epidemic in April 2012. Their response to the epidemic has been focused on informing individuals about the signs and symptoms, vaccination recommendations, identification of those at high risk (i.e., infants and pregnant women), and targeted antibiotic chemoprophylaxis. Based on your age, two different vaccines are provided for whooping cough: DTaP — diptheria, tetanus and acellular pertussis is administered at 2 months, 4 months, 6 months, 15 to 18

Free throw championship

The Knights of Columbus, Father Emil Kapaun Council 11987, will be holding a free throw championship event for children ages 10 to 14 from 9 a.m. to noon March 23 in the Ramstein Middle School gym, Bldg. 1002. Registration, sign-in and practice starts at 8 a.m. The presentation of certificates and prizes to the winners begins at noon. Pre-register by emailing your name, age and school

months, and 4 to 6 years old. Tdap — tetanus, diphtheria and acellular pertussis is given at 11 to 12 years, and a final booster when 18 or older. All active-duty Soldiers are required to receive the pertussis vaccine. If required, active-duty Soldiers will receive their vaccine at their next periodic health assessment, pre-deployment training or next USAR/ARNG unit function where immunizations are available. Family members and beneficiaries should notify their primary care manger during their next doctor visit to obtain nec-

essary vaccine updates. Call or visit your local clinic for further details and to receive your vaccination. Pertussis is a highly contagious respiratory disease that can be prevented through vaccination (DTaP and Tdap). Pertussis is spread from person to person through coughing or sneezing. It usually starts with cold symptoms and a cough, followed by a “whooping” sound when a person catches their breath or gasps for air after coughing. About 80 percent of susceptible people become infected with pertussis after close contact with an infected

household member. Anyone who cares for or lives with children should get their pertussis vaccination. Individuals who get the bacteria, including their family members, may be prescribed antibiotics to prevent the spread of the pertussis bacteria. Children, child care workers and health care workers may be excluded from work, school or day care if they have a suspected or confirmed laboratory pertussis finding. Additional information can be obtained at the CDC website at mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/ mm6001a4.htm.

to A parent consent form is required to participate. For more information, visit or www.

at the Kaiserslautern Army Depot sports field on Daenner Kaserne. To participate, contact the Rhine Ordnance Barracks Physical Fitness Center, Bldg. 172, at 493-2087 or 0631-3406-2087.

Community softball tryouts

Fitness center closure

Calling all men, women and coaches: U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern Sports and Fitness will hold community softball tryouts at 1 p.m. April 6 and 7

The Landstuhl Fitness Center will be closed April 5 for a biannual deep cleaning and sanitizing. The Kleber, Miesau, Rhine Ordnance Barracks and Sembach fitness centers will remain open.

Spring dodgeball league sign-ups

Children ages 8 to 18 are invited to sign up for the spring dodgeball league beginning April 26. League dates are April 26, May 10, 17 and 31, and June 7. The cost is $25 and participants must have a valid sports physical. Registration for the league ends today. For more information, call Parent Central Services at 485-7003 or 06783-6-7003.

NCAA March Madness

View the NCAA March Madness 2013 Final Four basketball games from Tuesday to April 8 at the Sembach Community Activity Center, Bldg. 220 on Sembach Kaserne. Games begin at 8 p.m. Come cheer on your favorite team! For details, call 06302-67-5170.

Half marathon

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Landstuhl mountain run The running club LLG Landstuhl sponsors its 15th German-American Nanstein Mountain Run at 3 p.m. Saturday. The run begins near Sickingensporthalle (gym next to public swimming pool), Kaiserstrasse 128, and goes across forest trails up to Nanstein Castle. The trail is 7.1 kilometers long. The first three winners of each age group will receive certificates and prizes. Starting fee is €6 for adults and €3 for students. For details, visit or call Hermann Brand at 06371-3810.

The running division of the sports club TSG 1861 Kaiserslautern will sponsor a half marathon run starting at 9:30 a.m. March 24 near Bertha-vonSuttner School (Schulzentrum Süd), Im Stadtwald, 67663 Kaiserslautern. Registrations can be made from 7:30 to 9 a.m. in the school lobby. Fee is €10. Finish will be around noon. The award ceremony will be held at 1 p.m. For online registration until Wednesday, visit, click on “Laufabteilung” and “TSG Halbmarathon.” For details, contact Angelika Hausser at 06301-1422 or

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Apt in Otterberg near Sembach, 2BR, kit, liv & dinrm, bath, storagerm, balcony, park space, 100sqm â‚Ź750 + util. Call: 063014594 Apt in Otterberg near Sembach 3BR kit liv & din rm bath extra WC 110sqm parking sp, â‚Ź700 + util avail 1 March 06301-4594 Apt in Steinwenden 86sqm 2BR 1bath bik w/din livrm balc basmt carpk â‚Ź640 (incl heat) +utl 0637151894 or 06371-57358 Apt Spesbach 120sqm 2BR 1.5bath BIK parkspot balc SAT 4km RAB â‚Ź 690+ utl 015777061224 eng spk Apt. Mackenbach, terrace, carpark, basement, 75 spm, 725â‚Ź, util. incl.. 06381-996314

Kaiserslautern American Bann 145sqm 3BR livrm dinrm BIK bath w/shower stor attic 2balc 2priv cpk â‚Ź900 +utl 06371946060 or 0162-1929405

Gorgeous, large apt. on 2 floors, 7 mins. to RAB, 2-3 bedrms, 1 bath, double garage. Avail. 1. March, Rent 1230â‚Ź includ. all util. except elec. Doris Drewlow ImmoBann, 5km to LRMC, 3BR, liv/din bilien, Tel: 06371-5940059 rm, bik, 1.5bath, balc, garage. 1st level. â‚Ź820 + util Call: 0172- Kaiserslautern City: apartment 2 bedrm., built-in-kit., living-di9509832 ningrm., 490.-- â‚Ź + util www.agraBig nice Apt. in a quiet Area, 06371/57656 3Bedrm., liv/Dinrm. 1,5Bath, BIK, Kusel apt for rent, pedestrian 2 Pantries, Balc, AFN, DSL-Interarea, 3 bedroom 1 lge liv/din net, 130sqm, no fee, available room, bik, 1 bath, 1 guest toilet, now. â‚Ź500 063847067 or small terrace, 2 storage room, ga01638150865 - michaelx-xbraun@ rage on request, 140 sqm, 800Eur + util. 0151-12708491 Downtown Landstuhl, nice 3 Landstuhl, HĂśrnchenweg 4a, bedrm, 1.5 Bath with built-in kit- furn 90sqm BIK no pets pls, Avail chen and covered balcony, avail. Apr 1 â‚Ź420 +util + â‚Ź500 dep, now, for 1-2 people, Rent 900â‚Ź 06371-62411 plus util. Doris Drewlow ImmobiliLandstuhl: 5***** Apartment, peren, Tel: 06371-5940059 fectly located and furnished WhirlExclusively furnished apt. Near pool, Steamshower, Dolby SurRAB, Rent 1100 â‚Ź incl. util. Redu- round, Boxspring beds www.ferien ced finder's fee. Call IhrZuhause- â‚Ź100 info@ Immobilien 0157-87016817

Fully furn, 2BR, BIK, bath, Furn nice quiet Apt, + dish, AFN, Miesenbach, 1 bed apt, BIK, was40sqm, for singles, â‚Ź330 + util, carpt, garden, housing appr. â‚Ź600 her/dryer heat included â‚Ź500 0176-84291912 + elec, 06308-1346 avail now. 0631-73485 Ramstein - Miesenbach Apt 65sqm 5km RAB fully furn avail now ideal for single TLA possible HUMBLING THE SINNER, EXALTING THE SAVIOR 06371-50456 AND PROMOTING HOLINESS


Sunday School 9:30 AM – Nursery Available Sundays: Corporate Worship 10:45 AM Weekdays: Men’s, Women’s and Small Group Bible Studies / Prayer Meetings Kirchenstrasse 2a, 66849 Landstuhl, Tel: 0 63 71 - 61 81 38 (across the street from European Country Living)

March 15, 2013 Luxury bright apt near Weilerbach (3 km). 10 minutes to airbase and to k-town. 105 sqm + 20 sqm terrace + 2 parking places. Wonderful view, pure nature, 3 rms, 2 baths, laundry, SAT-TV, floor heat, new kitchen, avail. now. Euro 750+utl. 0173-9035895 Niedermohr near Trainstation. 15 Min to RAB and 15 Min. to LRMC. Cosy Apt. 85 qm furn 2 bdr. bik, livrm, full Bath. 650,00â‚Ź incl. heat + Water, 30,00â‚Ź Carport, Elektr. by meter, Call 0049 1708101549 or 004963837206. Free standing House, The Apt was 2009 renovated,

t %BFOOFS $IBQFM Saturday Seventh-Day Adventist Sabbath School 9:30 a.m. Worship service 11 a.m. Sunday Chapel Next Service 10:00 a.m. POC USAG-K Chaplains Office 493-4098, Civ. 0631-3406-4098, BLDG 3150 t -BOETUVIM $IBQFM Sunday Protestant Worship and Kid’s Church 11:00 a.m. POC USAG-K Chaplains Office 493-4098, Civ 0631-3406-4098 t 3BNTUFJO /PSUI $IBQFM (480-6148) Contemporary Service, 11:00 a.m. Sunday t 3BNTUFJO 4PVUI $IBQFM (480-5753) Liturgical Services, 9 a.m. Sunday Liturgical Sunday School, 11:00 a.m. Sunday Traditional Service, 11:00 a.m. Sunday t 7PHFMXFI $IBQFM (489-6859) Gospel Service, 11:00 a.m. Sunday Protestant Education Classes are available for all ages at Vogelweh, Ramstein, Landstuhl and Daenner, For more information, call 480-2499 or 489-6743.

t -BOETUVIM $IBQFM Sunday Mass 9 a.m. Daily Mass noon Mon – Fri POC USAG-K Chaplains Office 493-4098, Civ 0631-3406-4098

Islamic Services t 3BNTUFJO 4PVUI $IBQFM .PTRVF (480-5753), Jumu’ah Prayer, 1:30 p.m. For Religious Education and Daily Prayers check Prayer Schedule

Orthodox Christian Confession by appointment Divine Liturgy - Kapaun Chapel Sun, 9:00 a.m. For more information call: 489-2496

Heritage Baptist Church Gary Craft, Pastor

“Welcome Home!�

4VOEBZT BU BN BN BOE QN t 8FEOFTEBZT BU QN 6km north of the A6 on the B40 in Mehlingen 1IPOF t

Sunday Worship Gatherings at 9 & 11 a.m.

t 3BNTUFJO /PSUI $IBQFM (480-6148) Sunday Mass, 9:00 a.m. and 5 p.m. Confessions, 4 to 4:45 p.m. Sunday Daily Mass, 11:30 a.m. Mon through Fri t 7PHFMXFI $IBQFM (489-6859) Confessions, 4 to 4:45 p.m. Saturday Mass, 5 p.m. Saturday t %BFOOFS $IBQFM Sunday Confessions 11:45 a.m. Sunday Mass 12:30 p.m. Daily Mass 11:45 a.m. Tue – Fri POC USAG-K Chaplains Office 493-4098, Civ 0631-3406-4098

Keeping it real, relational and relevant

August-SĂźssdorf Strasse 8 Ramstein-Miesenbach 06371- 407 808

A Christian fellowship that gathers to study God’s word verse by verse so we can know, glorify and serve Christ.

Teaching the village, reaching the world!

We meet Sundays at 11 a.m. For more info call 06371-616793 or visit our website Industriestr. 50 66862 Kindsbach

Denominational Services

Episcopal (St. Albans) ,BQBVO $IBQFM Sun, 10:30 a.m. Korean Service 4PVUI $IBQFM Sun, 1 p.m. Unitarian Universalist Service ,BQBVO $IBQFM 2nd & 4th Sun, 1.30 p.m. (Sep through May) Wiccan ,BQBVO "OOFY 1st & 3rd Sat, 7 p.m. Confessional Lutheran (WELS) 4PVUI $IBQFM 2nd & 4th Sun, 4 p.m.

You like horses? We have the place for you! Exclusive high standard apt 20min to RAB 136sqm 2bed rm 1bath w/shower & tub bik w/din area, attic terrace, lrg livrm, storage â‚Ź900 + â‚Ź200utl + â‚Ź1300 deposit Call: 01755665569 or 06363-994981 or lin

1 house in KL, 6.5km Vogelweh, 20km Ramstein/Landstuhl, 145 m², garage, basement, 5BR, 2baths, 1WC, Liv/DinRm, BIK (new). Avail. now. Tel 015257324232. â‚Ź1050 10 Min to Rab + Vogelway, 250sqm., 4 bedrms., + dressrm., + master baths., 3 baths., b.i.k., pets are allow, garage yard, 1.950 â‚Źuro + util Anne S. Neumann Immobilien4you Tel: 06372803641 or 0173-8317162 10 Min. to Rab, 280sqm., 5 bedrms., + dressrm., b.i.k., laundry rm., 3 baths., balcony, garage, Pets are welcome 1.850 â‚Źuro + util Anne S. Neumann Immobilien4you Tel: 06372803641 or 0173-8317162 15 min LS, RAB or VOG, 156 sqm duplex, 4 BRM, 1,5 bath, 50 sqm patio, carport (15 â‚Ź), garage (30 â‚Ź), storage, built-in kitchen, â‚Ź 1060 + utl., no finders fee, call 0157 78324830 â‚Ź1060 meckler1@

St. Alban's Military Community

Youth Group

Middle School Youth Group, "Plugged-In" for Landstuhl, Kaiserslautern and Sembach meets on Sundays from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Pulaski Religious Youth Center. High School Youth Group, "The Rock" meets on Sundays from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Pulaski Religious Youth Center. Dinner for Students and their Families, Jewish Religious Services "CafĂŠ" meets on Sundays from from 430 to 530 t 3BNTUFJO 4PVUI $IBQFM 4ZOBHPHVF (480-5753), p.m. at the Pulaski Religious Youth Center. Shabbat Evening Service, For details and other events, call Anthony Amor Friday, 7 p.m. at 0151-2411-2619 or visit Catholic Services

Ramstein village apartment, 2 bedrooms, partly furnished, available now, 600 euros + ut. KKA Immobilien, 0172/6855976 or

HOUSES Otterberg: double storey penthouse apt, 140sqm, compleFOR RENT tely newly renovated, available All ads & pics can be viewed @ now, â‚Ź950+ut. KKA Immobilien, 0172/6855976 or melindakka@ ***** Excl. Homes, HĂźtschenh. Penth. 170sqm, 5BR, â‚Ź1085, Erzenhausen, big apt, 2BR, â‚Ź880 Queidersbach: beautiful Apt. 3 warm, HeilengenM. (close to Sembedr., living/dining-room, BIK, stobach) brand new, 5BR, â‚Ź1400, rage room, 1.5 baths, basement, Kaiserslautern, 240sqm, 5BR, 2 floor heating, 90 sqm., mtl. rent gar. very good interior. â‚Ź1750, 590,00 â‚Ź + util. no finders fee, Call Call for more. Realtor Erica, 016006371/912591 96697945,

Air Force and Army Chapel Schedule Protestant Services

Queidersbach: Apt. 3 bdrm. liv/ dinrm. Bik. strgrm, 1.5 bath, bsmnt, washrm. 2 terraces, garage, flr. heat, 110 sqm 690 â‚Ź + util. no finders fee. Call 06371-912591

Episcopal Services HOLY EUCHARIST Sundays 10:30

Kapaun Chapel For more information please

call 480-6148 or 06372-3163

FAITH makes all things possible - not easy!

Baumholder International Worship Center Centro de AdoraciĂłn Internacional Baumholder Ăœberm Weiher 2 (GPS-Am Rauhen Biehl 2) 55774 Baumholder Tel. 06783-185-0980 Sunday Intl Worship: 11:00 hr Wednesday Prayer/Bible Study: 19:00 hr Pastors Harry & Cristina Rodriguez, Jr. Tel: (Handy/Cell) 01577-9105550 E-mail:

Landstuhl Christian Church

Kaiserstr. 66 • 06371-62988 Sunday Worship 11 AM RAMSTEIN


Sunday 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Wednesday 7 p.m. /DQGVWXKOHU 6WUD‰H ‡ 5DPVWHLQ 9LOODJH

Tel: 06374-945350 or 0151-57727850

March 15, 2013

Kaiserslautern American

5 Min to RAB, in Rab school, 280sqm., 5 bedrms., b.i.k., 3 baths., + sauna, open fire-place, fenced yard, garage 2.050 €uro + All ads & pics can be viewed @ util Anne S. Neumann Immobilien4you Tel: 0637215 Min to Rab in RAB school free- 803641 or 0173-8317162 standing house, 180sqm., 5 bedrms., 3 baths., b.i.k., dining/li- 5 min to Ramstein base, Hütving- rm., garage, yard 1.350 €uro schenhausen, FSH, 230 sqm, lar+ util Anne S. Neumann ge LR, 2,5 baths, garage, rent € Immobilien4you Tel: 06372- 1700 No Finders Fee ZIAI DZ Im803641 or 0173-8317162 mobilien 01276823232


1Fam House 66887 Rutsweiler 100sqm BIK bath 3BR liv/dinrm A jewel in the countryside! This basem carport yard € 665 +util beautiful freestanding house is on0170-1073965 ly 10 mins from LRMC, RAB 15 200m² house in Landstuhl school mins. 200sqm, 4 bed, 2.5 bath, dist, 5 Bed, 3 bath, built-in kit- BIK, exclusive fittings, hardwood chen, livingrm w/fireplace, di- floors, double garage, gas heaningrm, laundry rm, patio, bal- ting. Available 1 March. Rent cony, carport and garden, solar 1500 euros + ut. KKA Immobilien, panels for the hot water. Rent call Melinda 0172/6855976 or 1420 & util Doris Drewlow Immobi- email

Airbase: 15 min: Bruchmuehlbach: freest, super house, 5br, 3 bath, floorh, gar E 2270,-; Bruchmuehlbach: luxurious house, 5 br, fireplace, big patio , gar, E 1920,-; Weltersbach: house, 3 br, basem, yard, gar E1050,-; JR Realty - reduced fee- ph: 01703159692, Available with GP Residences: Nice Bruchmühlbach House, 4 BR, 2.5 baths, bik, liv/din rm; garage, large yard, lots of storage, €1,250. Beautiful Mackenbach House, 5 BR, large bik, liv/din rm with oven, 2.5 baths, garage, patio, yard, €1,950. Great Steinwenden House, 3 BR, liv/din rm, bik, 2 baths, garage in house, ideal for single person, €780. Largely reduced fees, call 0162-4131-878 or 06372-3211 or email:

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Brand new house, Kaiserslautern, 300sqm liv-space, 5bedr, 2 1/2 bath, luxury kitchen, fireplace, garage €2280,- + util. Real Estate Metzler 01759855251

Enjoy the great view from this Bavarian style FSH, 220 m² in Niederkirchen, 20 km to Sembach, 22 km to KL, 3-4 BR, 2 Baths, BIK, Huge Liv./Din. room area w. fire place, party room w. Bar, 1 garage, pets negotiable, Rent: 1680.00 EUR + util., Avail.: Now, Reduced fee. For more info please call GI Bill Pay Service & Real Estate, Tel.: 0160-1065196 or 06371-465407, E-mail: ramstein@ Beautiful single house near Land- stuhl/Bann, 3-4 bedrms, walk-in FSH in Bann, 6BR, 2.5 new renocloset, liv/diningrm, 2 1/2 bath, vaded bathrm, 2 livrm, 2 bik, 2 gadbl garage, gas floor heating rages, AFN and cable internet rea1500€ incl the garage & other dy, no pets. Avail from Mar 8. charges. Doris Drewlow Immobili- €1830 + util. 06371-3833, 0171en, Tel: 06371-5940059 7510821

Beautiful FSH 300 m² built in 2008 with a great view, 30 km to RAB, 5 BR, BIK, 2.5 Baths, Liv/ Din-Room, Storage, Garage, Yard, Pets negotiable, Reduced Fee! Rent: 2050 Euro +util., Avail: Now. For more information please contact G.I. Bill Pay Service & Real Estate: 06371-465407 or 01601065196 or ramstein@gibill

lien, Tel: 06371-5940059 3 BR house for rent in Mackenbach. Please call Norbert Klinck at 06374-2460 or 0172-4584715 30 Min. to RAB Duplex in Rieschweiler-M. higher standard, terrace, 2Balc, studio, bik, Sauna, basem finished into Partyroom w/ kitchen, electr. blinds, 2fireplace, wooden floors & tiles, Garden, Double garage. €1400 + util Tel.: 0177-7832625

KMC Assembly of God

5 min Ramstein, nice duplex, 200 sqm, 5 BDR, 2 baths, ZIAI DZ Immobilien 01726823232


invites you to the third annual

5 min to Landstuhl, FSH, 240 sqm, 6 BDR, 2,5 baths, double garage, rent € 1830, ZIAI DZ Immobilien 01726823232

Air Force Chapel Schedule

Spring 2013 Religious Celebrations for Passover, Lent and Easter



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

March 21 & 22, 2013 at 7 p.m.

at Stadthalle Landstuhl • Kaiserstrasse 39 • 66849 Landstuhl Must have a ticket to reserve seating. Call: 0171-657-4322 or 06333-993-1838 for complimentary tickets

KMC Assembly of God Kaiserstraße 16a 67661 Kaiserslautern

PROTESTANT Wednesdays during Lent 20, 27 February, 6, 13, 20 March 1800 - Liturgical - Midweek Lenten Soup Supper 1900 - Lent Service with Communion, Ramstein South Chapel Holy Week Palm Sunday 24 March 0900 - Liturgical Palm Sunday Service with communion, Ramstein South Chapel 1100 - Contemporary Palm Sunday Service, Ramstein North Chapel 1100 - Traditional Palm Sunday Service, Ramstein South Chapel 1100 - Gospel Palm Sunday Service, Vogelweh Chapel Wednesday 27 March 1830 - "Seven Last Words of Christ", Vogelweh Chapel Maundy Thursday 28 March 1900 - Liturgical Maundy Thursday Service with communion, Ramstein South Chapel Good Friday 29 March 1900 - Liturgical Good Friday Service, Ramstein South Chapel Easter Sunday 31 March 0700 - Easter Sunrise Service, Ramstein Woodlawn Golf Course 0900 - Liturgical Service with communion, Ramstein South Chapel 1100 - Contemporary Easter Service, Ramstein North Chapel 1100 - Traditional Easter Service, Ramstein South Chapel 1100 - Gospel Resurrection Service, Vogelweh Chapel For questions about services and times call Ramstein North Chapel: 480-6148 (06371-47-6148) or Ramstein South Chapel: 480-5753 (06371-47-5753) CATHOLIC Lenten Confessions 18 March 1700-1900, Ramstein North Chapel 30 March 1100-1200, Vogelweh Chapel *No 1600-1645 Confessions on 30 March Fridays of Lent 15, 22 February, 1, 8, 15, 22 March 1730 - Stations of the Cross and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament, Ramstein North Chapel followed by a Lenten Soup Supper Holy Week & Sacred Triduum Palm Sunday 23 March 1700 - Vigil Mass, Vogelweh Chapel 24 March *0830, 1700 - Masses, Ramstein North Chapel Holy Thursday 28 March 1730 - Mass of the Lord’s Supper, Ramstein North Chapel followed by Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament concludes with 2345 - Night Prayer Good Friday 29 March 0800 - Office of Readings & Morning Prayer, Ramstein North Chapel

1200 - Stations of the Cross, Ramstein North Chapel 1730 - Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion, Ramstein North Chapel Holy Saturday 30 March 0800 - Office of Readings & Morning Prayer, Vogelweh Chapel 1100-1200 - Confessions, Vogelweh Chapel 2000 - Easter Vigil, Vogelweh Chapel *No 1700 Mass at Vogelweh Easter Sunday 31 March *0830, 1700 - Masses, Ramstein North Chapel *Note: Time change for Palm Sunday and Easter Only Landstuhl Chapel Holy Thursday 28 March 1800 Good Friday 29 March 1800 Easter Vigil 30 March 2030 Easter Sunday 31 March 0900 Daenner Chapel Easter Sunday 31 March 1230 ORTHODOX COMMUNITY KAPAUN CHAPEL Wednesdays 20, 27 March, 3, 10, 17, 24 April 1630 - Presanctified Liturgy Palm Sunday 28 April 0900 - Divine Liturgy - Entrance of Christ into Jerusalem Holy Week Wednesday, 1 May 1630 - Holy Unction Service Thursday, 2 May 1630 - Passion Gospels Friday, 3 May 1630 - Vespers Burial Service Sunday, 5 May 0900 - Paschal Divine Liturgy For more information please contact: Fr. Eugene Lahue at 489-6859, 0631-536-6859 or JEWISH COMMUNITY Purim Friday, 22 February 1900 - Purim Celebration Prayer, costume contest, entertainment, pizza dinner ($10.00 for adults, $5.00 for children ages 12 and under) Passover Monday, 25 March 1830 - First night Passover Seder Location: Kaiserslautern Synagogue, 4 Basteigasse, Kaiserslautern. Price: To be determined Tuesday, 26 March 1800 - Second night Passover Seder Location: Ramstein South Chapel Cost: $15 per person, $10 for children 12 and under For more information and to RSVP please contact: Chaplain Davidson at 480-5753, 06371-47-5753 or

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FSH 164 m² in Schallodenbach, 18 km to RAB/KL/Sembach, 5 BR, 2 Baths, Liv/Din-Room, BIK, Basement, Yard, Garage, Pets negotiable, Rent: 1160 Euro + util., Avail: March 20, 2013. For more info please contact GI Bill Pay Service & Real Estate Tel.: 06371465407 or 0160-1065196, Email:

Eulenbis next to Weilerbach: 270 m² livingsp 5 bedr, 3 bathr, livingr kitchen wintergarden. Great View, open firepl, garage, no pets, no finders fee. RE/MAX Dreamhomes FSH 250 m² in Neuhemsbach, 4 U, Landstuhl, Kaiserstr. 4 Tel: 6km to Sembach, Sembach 01704116990 email wolf school district, 4 BR, 2 Baths, BIK, Liv/Din-Room, Storage, InFSH 130 m² in Steinwenden, 4 Law-Suite, Yard, Pets allowed, km to RAB, 3 BR, BIK, 1.5 Baths, Rent: 1700 Euro + util., Avail: Liv/Din-Room, Storage, Base- March 15, 2013, Reduced fee. For ment, Yard, Garage, No pets, more info please contact GI Bill Rent: 980 Euro + util., Avail: April Pay Service & Real Estate Tel.: 1, 2013. For more information 06371-465407 or 0160-1065196, please contact G.I. Bill Pay Ser- Email: vice & Real Estate: 06371-465407 or 0160-1065196 or ramstein@gi FSH 270 sqm in Ramsen, 15 min to Sembach or 20 min to KL, No Fee, very excl, American Style, FSH 160 m², 8 km to Landstuhl, Pool Outside, 2,5 bath, 2 bik, big 12 km to RAB, 4 BR, 2 Bath, BIK, Liv/Din-Room, 2 open fireplace, Liv/Din, Basement, Garage, Patio, Basement, 1000 sqm Yard, Pets Pets allowed, Rent: 830 Euro + allowed, Cellphone 0174-2111176 util., Avail: Now, Reduced Fee. â‚Ź1670 For more info please contact GI Bill Pay Service & Real Estate House in Kottweiler, 2.5 brm, Tel.: 06371-465407 or 0160- livrm, dinrm, bik, 2 baths. â‚Ź1000 + 1065196, Email: ramstein@gibill util. Please call after 7 pm 975335

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Spring Awakening !!! Wild Herbs And Young Vegetables until March 28, 2013 daily from 5:00 p.m.

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House in a quiet Area, 5 Rooms, Livrm, Dinnrm, new BIK, Bath, Guestt, Landryrm, Big Balcony, Garage, DSL-Internet, AFN 160qm. â‚Ź930 063847067 or 01638150865 - michaelx-xbraun@ House in Hoeringen with 379 sqm, 9 bedroom, 3 bath, 2 1/2 bath, large garage, wintergarden. Pets are welcome. Look at our private homepage www.appel-in Available May 1st 2013. â‚Ź2900 Huge freestanding luxury house in Waldmohr: Ramstein school district, 330sqm, 5 bed, 3.5 bath, open plan living, designer BIK, storage, sauna, radiant floor heating, garage, yard, â‚Ź 2450 + ut. Av. now, KKA Immobilien 0172/ 6855976 or Kaiserslauter - Schopp, 4 Bedr, 2 bath, garage, nice view, quiet area, â‚Ź1550 + util, Real Estate Metzler, 0175-9855251 KL-Erfenbach, top renovated FSH, 160 sqm, 6 bedrooms, modern BIK, big basement und laundry room, 2 baths, Rent 1170 â‚Ź plus util. + Finder's fee. Call IhrZuhause Immobilien0157-87016817. KL-Wiesenthalerhof. Free standing house, 240 sqm, BIK, diningroom, 2 livingrooms, 8 rooms, 4 bath, 2 balconies, big fenced yard, 2 garages. 1750 Euro + utilities. 0171 2194832 KTown Hohenecken low energy Townhouse, 115sqm, 4BR, BIK, 2.5bath, big garage. â‚Ź1180 Call Lisa 0157-31441334 Luxury big FSH, 20km to K-Town 180sqm, 4BR, 2bath, flr heating, BIK, terrace, balc, garden, quiet area, â‚Ź1300 + util, Call Henry 0172-6634425

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March 15, 2013


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March 15, 2013

Kaiserslautern American

All ads & pics can be viewed @

Landstuhl city 5 Min to hospital, 300sqm., 5 bedrms., 3 baths., dining/livingrm., floor-heating, fenced yard, garage. Pets are welcome. 2400 euro + util Anne S. Neumann Immobilien4you Tel: 06372-803641 or 0173-8317162 Landstuhl/Melkerei - Nice 3-4 bedrm house, liv/diningrm, built-in kitchen, 2.5 bath duplex, sun room, fam rm, basemt, garden and garage, 165m² liv space. Avail. mid-March. Rent 1100€ + util., 1 Mo Finders Fee Doris Drewlow Immobilien, 06371-5940059

Near Bruchmühlbach: Nice house, 4BR, 1,5BA, open-fireplace, yard, balcony, terrace, garage € 1.070,- + util 06371/943310 Nice FSH 125 m² in Kusel, 3BR, 2 baths, BIK, basement, Liv/DinRoom, 2 garages, yard, pets negotiable, Rent: 835.00 Euro + util., Avail: Now. For more info please contact: GI Bill Pay Service & Real Estate, Tel.: 06371-465407 or 0160-1065196, E-mail: ramstein@

Nice FSH in Kottweiler-Schwanden, built in 2006, 215 m², 5 BR, 2 Baths, BIK, Liv./Din. room w. fire place, Storage, 1 Garage, FloorHeating, Yard, no pets, Rent: 1580.00 EUR + util. Avail.: 1.April 2013, For more info please call: 06371-465407 or 0160-1065196, Landstuhl-Melkerei: newer E-mail: 235sqm, 5 bed, 3.5 bath, BIK, laundry, storage, floor heating, 3 big balconies, small yard, garage, €1750+ut. Av. Mid April. KKA Immobilien, 0172/6855976 or

Lux. Bungalow in Bruchmühlbach, 10 min. RAB, (Schooldistr. Landstuhl) 195 sqm next to forest, gas heating, wood floor with floor heating, 2bedr. (1furn.), 1 1/2 bath, BIK, large liv/din area with Italien Marble fireplace, 1 office, furn. laundry - and storageroom, 2 terraces (1 with excl. table + chairs ), fenced yard, 2 car garage in the house. € 1420,-- + util., no pets. please call: Immob. SchickMüller 06301-719565/ 01726785550 Mackenbach: Big house with 5BR, 3BA, balcony, terrace, garage € 1.130,- + util 06371/943313 Miesenbach, 4 bedrooms 2.5 baths 175 sqm, yard - pet neg €1250 017684291912 Near Bruchmühlbach: Freest house, 283sqm, 5BR, 2,5BA, open fireplace, yard, 2 balconies, 2 garages € 2.100,- + util 06371/ 943310 www.GermaWild-Immobili



Nice FSH 240 m², 18 km to RAB, Landstuhl school district, 3-4 BR, 2.5 Baths, BIK, Liv/Din-Room, Storage, Yard, 2 Garages, PelletHeating, Pets negotiable, Rent: 1800 Euro + 200 Euro estimate for heating + util., Avail: April 1, 2013. For more info please contact: GI Bill Pay Service & Real Estate, Tel.: 06371-465407 or 0160-1065196, E-mail: ramstein@

Niedermohr, 5 bedr., 2 bath, 2 open fire places, garage, carport, € 1.430,-- + util.; Mackenbach, 7 bedr., 3 bath, Pool, Sauna, 2 car garage, € 1.580,-- + util., I.B.u.Immobilienservice Thomas Sourißeaux €1430 06374 995 694 Tho

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Obermohr nice cosy 3 bedr., freest, 100 sqm, nice bik, liv rm, 1 bath, storage, shed, yard, parking 670,-€ please call 0179-2267905.

Queidersbach: freestanding 4 bedr., living-diningrm., 2 ½ bath, No Fee House in Schwedelbach, built-in-kit., basement, yard, garafreestanding house, 180 sqm., 4 ge, 1.280,-- € + util www.agra-im bedrms., 2 baths., b.i.k., yard, 06371-57656 1.295 €uro + util Anne S. Neu- Ramstein school district: FSH in mann Immobilien4you Tel: 06372- Glan-Münchweiler, 4 bedrooms, 2 803641 or 0173-8317162 bathrooms, modern BIK, gas heaNo Fee House Steinwenden, freestanding house, 250sqm., 5 bedrms., + studio, 2 baths., b.i.k., dining/living area, yard, garage 1.650 €uro +util Anne S. Neumann Immobilien4you tel: 06372803641 or 0173-8317162 No Fee, FSH 187 sqm in Weselberg, Landstuhl school, 4BR 2.5 Bath 2 BIK 2 LR/DIN, garage, fenced in yard, storage/attic, pets allowed. $1500 06371914312 / 017610112130 / p.nauerz@kabel

Spesbach: 4 bedr., studio, 2½ bath, living-diningrm., built-inkit.., patio, balcony, yard, garage, 1.485,--€ + util www.AGRA-Immo 06371/57656 Steinwenden Farmhouse 170sqm 4BR 1.5bath BIK livrm w/ tiled oven dinrm cport yard BBQ area €1300+utl Av April 15 017655113398

Steinwenden, nice townhouse, 160sqm, 3bedr, livr, bik, 2,5 bath, balcony, terrace, storage, €850 + ting, terrace, nice yard, garage, util. Roth Immobilien 06374basement. Av. now. €1200 + ut. 994776 or 0171-1950606 KKA Immobilien. Tel. 0172Stelzenberg: Bungalow 5 Bedr., 6855976 or 3 ½ bath living-dingrm., open fire Ramstein-Miesenbach: 4 bed., place, sauna, balcony, patio, 2 ½ bath, living-diningrm, built-in- fenced in yard, double garage, kit., patio, balcony, yard, garage, 2.600,-- € + util www.agra-immobi 1.250,-- + util www.agra-immobili 06371/57656 06371/57656 Townendhouse in KL-Mehlbach, Rodenbach, 124 sqm, 4 be- Hauptstraße 52d, 12km to ktown drooms, 1,5 bath, BIK, Garden, 10km to base, 150sqm liv/dinrm Terrace, Basement, quiet area, BIK 1.5baths 4BR lots of storage Rent 940 € + Finder's fee. Call Ihr- space +many extras 100sqm garZuhause-Immobilien. 0157- den & terrace, garage quiet area 87016817 €1200+utl Avail now Call: 017620104661 or 0631-95318

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20 min to RAB or Ktown - Hefersweiler: great house, about 330 m² livingspace, 8-9 bedr, 3 bathr, Livingr, 2 built in kitchen, balcony, all tiled and floor heating, garage, fantastic view, available now € 289.000,-- RE/MAX Dreamhomes 4 U, Landstuhl, Kaiserstr. 4 tel: 01704116990 email wolf

300sqm+ Finished basement, top floor can be rented out as a separate apartment, 2 car garage, 2 car carport, Nice yard with barbecue fire pit, grape vines, blueberry bushes and more. New Kitchen, new wallpaper in living room, lots of storage space. Between Ramstein, Kaiserslautern, and Baumholder. Save Money = No Realtors!!! 13 Glanblick Offenbach-Hundheim RP 67749 €270000 0171-999-1710 / thun Townhouse 160 m², Ramstein school, 25 km to RAB, 5 BR, BIK, 3floor Fam house, 358sqm, 8BR, 2 Baths, liv/din-Room, Garage, 4bath, 4kitchen (no BIK), 4liv, Pets allowed, Rent: 980 Euro + 4dinrm, central oil heating, 1balc, util., Avail: Feb. 15, 2013. For mo- lrg terrace, basement, storagerm, re info please contact: GI Bill Pay year 2000 new roof, 2004 new Service & Real Estate, Tel.: 06371- heating, garden, huge car park, 465407 or 0160-1065196, E-mail: 1470sqm property, (front & back yard build poss) Price neg. No ReWeilerbach: freestanding house altor fee. Call: 0176-22987498 or 200 spm., avail now, 6 big bdr., 1 0178-2327775 big eat in kitchen, big lvr., 2 full Exclusive house for sale Kaisersbath. attic, best scenic. Vogelweh lautern/Hochspeyer area, 15 min school district. Rented by owner, to Kleber Kaserne €380000 no finders fee. Send more pictu017686291912 res by: call Landstuhl-Melkerei: New FreeHanns 06374 - 1576 €1200 standing House, 221 sqm., double garage, No Fee! More Information: €410000

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5 Min to K-town: High quality standard house with open floorplan. 3-4 bedr, large master bedr. with walk-in closet, large bathr marble tiles, Guest bath, shower bathroom next to sauna, built in kitchen open to dining area, Large private property, 2 garages inhouse € 368.000,-- RE/MAX Dreamhomes 4 U, Landstuhl, Kaiserstr. 4, Tel 01704116990, email 8 Min to RAB, Ramstein School Distr., about 400 m² living space, 7 bedr, huge family room, livingr, diningr, excl. kitchen, pantry, 3 bathr, Sauna, 2 Garages very quiet living area, € 449.000,-- RE/ MAX Dreamhomes 4 U, Landstuhl, Kaiserstr. 4, Tel 01704116990, email wolf Einsiedlerhof - Dream House 209m² Liv Space, 1065m² lot (owned by the seller). 5 bedrms, liv/diningroom, built in kitchen, pantry, fam rm, 2 bath, sauna, laundry rm, cov balcony, cov patio, outside bbq, playground, garden house, plus more outside storage, own well, totally fenced, gas heating. Avail Mar/Apr this year 339000 Euro. Doris Drewlow Immobilien, Tel: 06371-5940059 Freestanding house, 15 Min from RAB, 200sqm.,, 4 bedrms., + studio, 2 baths., basement, balcony, 2 garages, fenced yard ready to move in Price 130 000 €uro Anne S. Neumann Immobilien4you Tel: 06372803641 or 0173-8317162 Freestanding house, property 914 sqm., 210 sqm., living space, 6 bedrms., 3 baths., + sauna, b.i.k., basement, floor-heating, balcony, 2 garages, terrace, big yard Price Only 290 000 €uro Anne S. Neumann Immobilien4you Tel: 06372-803641 or 01738317162 Mehlingen, 150 sqm, One of 3 apartments in house, built-in kitchen, multi-level, 3 bedroom, large bath, floor heat, no Real Estate agt, 5 min to Sembach or autobahn, quiet village, near German school, butcher, bakery, paved jogging trail. €143900

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FSBO in Enkenbach: Over 1750sf, two-story home from the 1700's; 4 bedrm, 2 bath, living room, study/office, kitchen & dining area. 5mi to Sembach & 15mi to Ramstein. "Turn-Key" situation including community supplied heating. Plus it is a corner property with walled courtyard and carport. Renovated kitchen stays. House fully furnished including washer/dryer (American), satellite dish, very high speed internet & WiFi. Excellent rental or home in a village with train and stores. €187000 mikremm@ RAB school, brand new freestanding house, 280sqm., livingspace, 5 bedrms., 3 baths., b.i.k., floor-heating, garage, yard, Price 330 000 €uro Anne S. Neumann Immobilien4you Tel: 06372803641 or 0173-8317162 Rodenbach: 10 brand new luxury Condos for sale. Highest quality fittings, modern and charming with attractive private yard, terraces and balconies. Perfect location for all U.S. military installations, available in May. 70-150sqm, 99.000 - 218.000 euros. Please call or email Melinda for an expose or viewing appt. Ph. 0172 6855976,

Storage space in all sizes from 1 !!!! 1 2 3 4 5 Beds luxury temp up to 100 square meters 06371/ apts for incoming/outgoing fami- 976038 andreasbuerstlein@ya lies & TDY. Ramstein Air Base 2 mins, short walk to restaurants & shops. Beautifully furnished, 100% equipped TV, AFN, English AUTOS satalite, DSL, free telephone, USA & Europe, good library & movie se- All ads & pics can be viewed @ lection. Pets welcome. Off street parking at all locations. Call 01712679282 or email: luxuryapts09@ Caution: Some KA Classified yahoo, com ads have become a target for scams. Please be cautious if potential buyers offer @Ramstein- large suites for TLA. you payment methods other All included, no out of pocket exthan cash. pences. steinlodging. e-mail temp_house@ 1993 BMW 316i wagon good 01791456657 ly driver/second car, comes with

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2002 Grand Cherokee Laredo 4WD 6 CVL4.OL auto Inspection garantee. 95800 miles. Call for info. Carlos $5000 obo 06204919085 email ckvillanueva@

2002 Toyota Tundra V8 SR5 Access Cap 4WD Low miles 80KTRD, Pwr Door, Pwr Window, Spray in Bed liner, All weather Mats, CruzC, Towing Pck, Dual AirBags, Tons of New Parts added in 2012 Very Clean, asking 2.0T SEL 4 Motion Sport. Auto- $12,000 matic 6speed w/triptronic. Key- 0170-3825-201 less start. Heated front seats. All Leather, bluetooth wireless, navi- 2004 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT gation touchscreen. 10m $29,000 Quad Cab 2WD 4.7L, 133,000 miles, KBB Value: 10,273, Nada: (obo) $9,300. Seats 6 people. Clean Tit2002 BMW 316i, 60,000miles, le. Runs Great. $9,000 obo, Natasfirst owner, garage kept, automa- ha or Ray 015164512307 or tic air control, grey, park alarm, 01745750080, email: good condition, €3100, 0176- 84498344 Toda high power N2 Camshafts, 2005 Ford Focus 4cyl 1.6L Euro- K20a 295in12.5 and K20a pean Specs, Diesel, approx. 285ex12.0, asking for both $700. extra set of wheels (summer), 105,500km $6999 063719288329 Call: 017622987498 GPS, will get inspection done this Apt / TLA close to RAB & LRMC week. $1000.00 call 01606453063 fully furn wshr/dryer, TV, internet or email warnockbrad80@ oppt. Long term rental possib. €25/day / €650 mnth 01783492565 1994 BMW 525i Auto, Dual AC, pwr sunroof, E34 w/Vanos, traction cntl, M sport susp, newer braOFFICE kes, exhaust & battery 296K, winSPACE ter/summer tires $2495 obo 063738925254 lv msg or All ads & pics can be viewed @


Landstuhl: Warehouse type buil- TO SPEND THE WEEK OR A MONTH? ding about 500 m², office space, We can help! large parking. Also good for big TLAs in Ramstein New apt for 1 bedmeetings etc. Available now rental room for 2 people & also for families. Apts have: full furn Sat TV microw. price on request. RE/MAX Dreamhomes 4 U, Landstuhl, Kaiserstr. phone comp w/DSL private parking pets OK wash/dryer also avail. 4 Tel: 01704116990 email wolf Call 06371-5432 or 0171-3256002 Wonderful freestanding house, 130sqm., living space, 3 bedrms., 2 baths., office, guest room, b.i.k., garage balcony, Price 143 000 €uro Anne S. Neumann Car Insurance & POV Shipping Immobilien4you Tel: L 06372s Competitive Rates s Low Monthly Payment Plan 803641 or 0173-8317162

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2005 Harley Davidson Black Cherry Road King Classic with 5k miles. Chrome upgrades with Screaming Eagle Stage 1 and II pipes. More extras. U.S. specs. Chrysler Neon 2.0 LE, 01/2003, $13,250 65.000 mil.98 kW (133 PS), Auto2008 HD Super Glide with 14,000 matic, clean. $3850 miles. Bike is beautiful/garage 015206786080 - stefandsanya@ kept since new. It is ready to ride when the good weather finally arri$9000 gilligan.skipper@ Chrysler Sebring 2.0 Touring ves Black Metalic, 10/2008, 1st ow- 016099084709 ner, 48.000 km, 115 kW (156 PS), I am selling a Kawasaki Ninja A/C, Speed Control, Winer/Sum- ZXR400L, starts right away; the mer Tires and more. €8900 bj81@li engine block in the front has a slight rustle. (Dealership says it is

2011 Accord 4DR EX-V6 automatic full equip. 24,100 miles insp May 14 call or email for more info. Carlos Villanueva $22,000 obo 06204919085 ckvillanueva@ar RHD Audi A3 2002 1.8L V5, 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan ther interior, & mirrors, Mainstreet. 20000 Miles. Stow & immobilizer, CD changer, all serGo. Power Doors & Power Start. vice done by Audi garage, just DVD entertainment system with passed inspection $5500 obo / amadon1@ two wireless headsets. US Specs. 01606425617 $22500 BMW 316i, automatic, Leather and heat seats, power (window, sun roof), blue, new summer tire on alloy rims, Park sensors, 99 k miles, Call: 015117610336 $3200

Used 17" Alloy Wheel Rims, blue painted. For more details pls call or email gabriellas21@hot $400 015221914969

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probably the connecting rods). Fairly new wheels and the brake pads were replaced. Do not need motorcycle, I have bought a car. Extras: mini indicator and 1 to 34 hp throttle set. TÜV was Feb, 2013, BY 07/1999, 51768 kilom. 65ps, 2 previous owners. Still have Paperback repair manual. For more information please call 06374-944368 or 0176-55247077 or email

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European Financial Management Ball, 29 March 2013 Armstrong Club in Kaiserslautern, Germany 1730 to 2200 Military: Military Dress Uniform E7/GS09 and Above: $55.00 Civilian: Formal Attire E6/GS07 and Below: $45.00, Please RSVP NLT 8 March 2013 to: 2LT Elizabeth Lopez, Email: eliz, DSN, 314-485-7119 I Want to Sing! Barbershop/ a cappella bass/ baritone singer wants to join or start a vocal ensemble, preferably a mixed or men's quartet. sarmstrong7@ RHS Presents "ByeBye Birdie"! March 21,22,23, in the great hall at Ramstein High School. The musical begins at 1900 each night. Everyone is welcome to attend. The Kaiserslautern Family History Library will host a Family History Fair on Saturday March 30th, from 12-3 pm. Join us to learn about Genealogy.


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$1.00 - $15.00, Assorted girls and boys clothing from casual to dressy, long & short sleeve shirts. Sweat pants and 2 piece sweat suits, skirts, skorts, pants and jeans. To include a full onepiece snow suit and a winter coat. Girls size range 4T-size 7. Boys shirts, shorts, pants and jackets. Sizes 24T. To include a winter coat. Very enthusiastic to sell. retta7799@

Collection of leather bound, signed by the author, 1st edition books, mint cond. Over 100 different books. Authors include: Norman Mailer, William F. Buckley, Joseph Heller, Elie Wiesel, Donald Mc Dunne, John Updicke, Tom Wolfe, etc. $ 15.000 - serious inquiries only! Call: 0631-940213 or 0151-270-19822

Desk lamp, dark grey in color, 110 Volts $15.00 Call 0631$45.00 Car cover, GMC Saturn 37310115 or email nicholsd78@ SL, like new, only used twice, very enthusiastic to sell. Desk Lamp, Stainless steel, 110 volts $20.00 Call 0631-37310115

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

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There have been reports of pets being sold from breeding facilities that are not managed at the highest professional standards. Please choose your pet carefully. Make sure you check the credentials of the people selling the pet, and get proper paperwork showing shots and/ or other proof of healthy condition. For further advice, consult your Veterinarian. Bunny! Photographer in K-town is looking for a kid-friendly bunny to borrow for some Easter photos. 8th and 9th March. Email for more information., 0151 15922078

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