Kaiserslautern American - March 19, 2021

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FEATURE

86 MXS, 86 AMXS repair broken wings, Page 6

FEATURE

786 CES unsung heroes help KMC, Page 7

NEWS

B-1 lands in Poland for first time, Page 10

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NEWS

2 ASOS hosts exercise Agile Fury 21, Pages 12-13

LIFESTYLE

Virtual Explorer: 7 great sites in Spain, Pages 24-25

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Ramstein conducts large-scale ACE exercise Story and photos by Staff Sgt. Kirby Turbak 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Members of the 86th Airlift Wing participated in an Agile Combat Employment exercise across Europe, March 12. ACE prepares the U.S. Air Force and its partners for potential short-notice contingencies by posturing Airmen from a variety of career fields at multiple locations to respond to a wide array of military operations. “ACE exercises are designed to challenge our well-known warfighting paradigm in the name of a lighter, leaner, more agile force,” said Maj. Brad Breedlove, 86th AW ACE team lead. “For Team Ramstein, this exercise aimed to include more than just launching aircraft.” Breedlove explained the rapid mobilization capabilities that See ACE EXERCISE, Page 2

Ramstein Airmen participate in an Agile Combat Employment exercise at Chièvres Air Base, Belgium, March 12. ACE prepares the U.S. Air Force and its partners for potential short-notice contingencies by posturing Airmen and aircrew at multiple locations to respond to the spectrum of military operations.

Women in watercolor: Paintings honor, represent women in uniform by 1st Lt. Shelby Chapman 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Cary Smith, local artist and military spouse, perfectly captures the power of female Airmen and Soldiers in her recent watercolor collection. The display, which honors women in uniform, is available for viewing in the lobby of the U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa headquarters building until the end of March. Photo by Master Sgt. Nicholas Filip, 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

A collection of 17 watercolor portraits of women in uniform and their stories of courage, perseverance, success and triumph are on display in honor of Women’s History Month. After two weeks of impressing visitors in the 86th Airlift Wing headquarters building, the collection will spend March 16-31 in the lobby of the U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa headquarters building. Cary Smith, an artist and military spouse, created the Women

Service Members Paintings collection as a way to honor the many contributions women have made to the armed forces throughout the decades. “I’ve been inspired by many women who serve in the Air Force over the years,” Smith said. “Their drive and commitment to something greater than themselves has always made me think of them as fierce and courageous. I wanted to use my talents to tell their story — one that has never been easy.” Smith intends to educate and inspire younger generations to follow their career aspirations,

no matter their gender. “Historically speaking, there aren’t many portraits of women in uniform to inspire current and future generations of females,” Smith said. “Young girls should be able to see themselves serving in the armed forces as a viable career choice without hesitation or intimidation.” The watercolor collection, a project she began in December 2020, features a mix of 17 enlisted and officer females from 15 different career fields representing different services. See PAINTINGS, Page 3


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Page 2 ACE EXERCISE from Page 1 were demonstrated by personnel from multiple 86th AW units. “From logistics Airmen preparing cargo for transport, to communications Airmen learning expeditionary skills, every member of Team Ramstein is considered an integral part of ACE.” Breedlove believes that in order for an ACE exercise to be successful, every participant must be individually empowered to operate with a sense of agility at the forefront of their efforts. Aircraft from the 37th Airlift Squadron loaded equipment and crews were launched to three airfields across Germany and Chièvres Air Base, Belgium. One of those teams included Airmen from the 1st Combat Communications Squadron and 86th Communications Squadron, who worked together to set up a tactical satellite radio and established an executive communications kit at Chièvres AB. This system is integral for forward-deployed units to maintain communications with command and control functions, as well as other aircraft in the area. While this is a common mission

set for the 1st CBCS, establishing a remote connection was a new experience for 86th CS Airmen and enhanced their knowledge and capabilities. “It’s our main job to give deployable comms to several people around the (area of responsibility) as well as Africa,” said Staff Sgt. Cody Coulter, 1st CBCS lightweight network operations team noncommissioned officer in charge. “The 86th CS is looking at taking over this concept of rapid deployments so it’s important for them to learn from the 1st Combat Comms because we’re the best that’s around.” “Comms provide one of the most essential parts of airlift,” said Maj. Noah Palicia, 37th AS C-130J Super Hercules instructor pilot. “We may disperse and we’re sitting on the ground for a while, but without their link, especially a secure link for us to get follow-on orders, our mission is nullified.” All personnel returned to Ramstein before sunset, bringing with them new capabilities and an increased knowledge in order to accomplish the mission anywhere, anytime.

Ramstein communications Airmen pack up equipment at Chièvres Air Base, Belgium, March 12. Communication support allows forward-deployed units to contact command and control functions as well as other aircraft in the area. These connections are vital to airlift missions.

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Airmen exit a C-130J Super Hercules at Chièvres Air Base, Belgium, March 12. Members of the 86th Airlift Wing participated in an Agile Combat Employment exercise across Europe.

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. James Stacy, 86th Communication Squadron satellite communication noncommissioned officer in charge, sets up a tactical satellite radio at Chièvres Air Base, Belgium, March 12. Members of the 86th CS were trained by Airmen from the 1st Combat Communications Squadron on tasks usually required for rapid deployments, developing them into multi-capable Airmen.

Ramstein communications Airmen carry equipment at Chièvres Air Base, Belgium, March 12. Members of the 1st Combat Communications Squadron and 86th Communications Squadron worked together to set up a tactical satellite radio and establish an executive communications kit during an Agile Combat Employment exercise.

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PAINTINGS from Page 1 “As an artist, I felt it was time to include women to the tradition of military portraiture by celebrating the diverse career fields, ethnic backgrounds, and varied ages and ranks,” she said. Each portrait includes where the servicewoman is from and a small caption describing her experience in the military. One of the portraits depicts pregnant aviator, Maj. Mary Lea Bordelon, a former C-130J instructor pilot from the 37th Airlift Squadron. She was selected to test the new female maternity flight suit. “I was thrilled to include a painting of a pregnant woman in uniform in this collection,” Smith explained. “It is important to capture servicewomen realistically to show that, for example, motherhood is not a limiting factor in being able to serve your country.” Like Bordelon, Smith is hopeful inclusive initiatives, like uniform policy adjustments, will bring servicewomen one step closer to fighting on equal ground. Military uniforms, to include flight suits, were initially designed for men and lacked consideration for female service members. The artist’s passion for the project enabled her to individualize each portrait while connecting them through their service and commitment to wearing the uniform.

Cary Smith, artist and military spouse, tells a story about the subject in a painting in the lobby of the 86th Airlift Wing headquarters building at Ramstein Air Base, March 12. Smith’s watercolor collection features a mix of 17 enlisted and officer females from 15 different career fields representing different services. Photos by Staff Sgt. Emma James

“I think portrait paintings provide lasting significance, and these women deserve that level of recognition for their contributions,” Smith said. While Smith has been painting for almost 22 years, she only recently made a commitment to mastering watercolor portraiture during her husband’s overseas assignment to Ramstein. “It’s not easy finding work as a military spouse in a foreign

Cary Smith, artist and military spouse, adjusts a painting in the lobby of the 86th Airlift Wing headquarters building at Ramstein Air Base, March 12. Smith’s watercolor collection features a mix of 17 enlisted and officer females from 15 different career fields representing different services.

country,” Smith said. “I decided to dedicate my time to something that will hopefully have an impact on others.” Smith credits her mother for inspiring her to be an artist at an early age and to paint what she knows. In this case, she chose to focus on the role women play in

our nation’s defense. “So many people don’t understand what service members go through, and let alone women,” Smith said. “It’s truly amazing what they do and the obstacles they have overcome.” Smith feels lucky to experience the sense of community and

stability the Air Force has provided her and her family because she can focus on what she loves while giving back. In an effort to continue celebrating women’s contribution to the military, Smith hopes to display her work again at her family’s next duty location.


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KMC BLOTTER

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MARCH 8 4:15 p.m.: Major vehicle collision near Mannheim MARCH 9 7:50 a.m.: Seized USAREUR license plates on Kapaun Air Station 9:11 a.m.: Theft in Kaiserslautern 9:20 a.m.: Theft in Kaiserslautern 9:33 a.m.: Seized USAREUR license plates on Kapaun Air Station MARCH 10 Nothing significant to report MARCH 11 Nothing significant to report

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MARCH 12 12:45 p.m.: Seized USAREUR license plates on Kapaun Air Station 11:15 p.m.: General Order violation in Kindsbach MARCH 13 3:20 p.m.: Shoplifting in Kaiserslautern 7:51 p.m.: Major vehicle collision near Mehlingen MARCH 14 1:14 a.m.: General Order violation on Kapaun Air Station

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

THE HOUSING HYPE On Feb. 1, the KMC Housing Office opened a satellite office on Ramstein AB to help with housing out-processing! This new housing satellite office is located in Building 2108 (across the street from Chili’s on Ramstein AB). The satellite office is available for out-processing ONLY and an appointment is required. Appointments must be made using Appointment Plus: https://booknow.appointment-plus.com/9rm3mcns/ The link for the out-processing instructions for economy and Military Family Housing is: https://www.housing.af.mil/ >>> RAMSTEIN AB >>> Out-Processing Package

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ATTN: Retirees and high-risk patients Keeping DEERS updated is extremely important, especially when it comes to COVID-19 vaccine distribution. If your contact information is incorrect, the medical group will not be able to contact you to schedule a vaccine. Please log in to milConnect https://www.dmdc. osd.mil/milconnect and ensure your personal contact information is accurate for you and your family members. COVID-19 updates for KMC Looking for updated information regarding coronavirus and changes to base facilities? Visit www.ramstein.af.mil/COVID-19/ Ramstein COVID-19 testing Ramstein’s testing center is located at the medical clinic’s parking lot. While the parking lot is closed to thru-traffic, it is open for those presenting for testing. You do not have to exit your vehicle and walk up to the tent: just drive through the tent! 52nd Fighter Wing Exercise at Ramstein The 52nd Fighter Wing will conduct a military exercise at Ramstein March 22 through March 26, causing increased F-16 flying activities and aircraft noise in the region. This exercise is part of the an evolving concept of operations, known as Agile Combat Employment, which ensures U.S. Air Forces in Europe, along with allies and partners, are ready for potential short or nonotice contingencies. POV inspections The 86th VRS Vehicle Inspection Station implemented an appointment-based system. All safety service inspections, including inspections for new vehicle registrations, inspections for registration renewals, and re-inspections for previously failed vehicles will require an appointment.

A standby line will be operating to accommodate any individuals who did not make appointments on a space available basis. However, it is recommended that appointments be made. Air Force official photos The 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs Office has a new process for scheduling official photos. Visit Ramsteinstudio.setmore.com/services to schedule your official photo. Head and shoulders appointments are available Monday – Thursday, with appointments for full-length photos on Fridays. Post Office parcel update The U.S. Postal Service is experiencing unprecedented volume increases and limited employee availability due to the impacts of COVID-19. Capacity challenges with airlifts and trucking for moving this historic volume of mail are leading to temporary delays. The Post Office appreciates your patience if your package is delayed. Ramstein Pharmacy Tent Ramstein’s pharmacy is closing the lobby to patient access and dispensing medications through the exterior pharmacy lobby windows (walk-up pharmacy). This enables patients to maintain proper physical distancing. Medication refills can be processed through TRICARE Online or through the automated refill line (06371865601), and will be ready for pick-up the next duty day after 1 p.m. Pharmacy hours of operation are Mon-Fri 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 86 AW Retiree Activities Office Closed for appointments and walk-ins. All events scheduled are cancelled until further notice. Contact us via phone DSN 480-5486/Comm 06371-47-5486 or email to 86aw.rao@us.af.mil or ms.tammy.thompson@gmail.com.

All in-processing and walk-ins will remain at the KMC Housing Office located on Vogelweh in Building 1001. Please contact the KMC Housing Office at KMCHousing@us.af.mil or 489-6672 for more information.

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86 VRS Airman drives transportation logistics

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Amber Evans, 86th Vehicle Readiness Squadron ground transportation operations center assistant noncommissioned officer in charge, works at the 86th VRS ground transportation dispatch center at Ramstein Air Base, March 4. When the ground transportation operations center NCOIC was temporarily deployed, Evans was selected to lead the section as an interim NCOIC.

Story and photos by Senior Airman John R. Wright 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs A noncommissioned officer assigned to the 86th Vehicle Readiness Squadron was recognized as Airlifter of the Week for her drive and focus in ground transportation logistics at Ramstein Air Base, March 4.

In support of multiple exercises, Staff Sgt. Amber Evans, 86th VRS ground transportation operations center assistant NCO in charge, coordinated and scheduled various cargo and passenger movements. “The adaptability that she had to change vehicles, change them back, make sure we had the assets needed at certain timeframes, be

U.S. Air Force 86th Airlift Wing Command Chief Master Sgt. Hope Skibitsky, right, coins Staff Sgt. Amber Evans, 86th Vehicle Readiness Squadron ground transportation operations center assistant noncommissioned officer in charge, after recognizing her as Airlifter of the Week at Ramstein Air Base, March 4. Evans coordinated and scheduled various cargo and passenger movements in support of multiple exercises.

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Amber Evans, 86th Vehicle Readiness Squadron ground transportation operations center assistant noncommissioned officer in charge, poses for a photo on one of the vehicles used for aircrew transportation at Ramstein Air Base, March 4. Evans was recognized as Airlifter of the Week for coordinating and scheduling various cargo and passenger movements to support multiple exercises, in addition to routine ground transportation operations at Ramstein.

flexible and get that information to leadership in a timely manner, speaks volumes on what she was able to do,” said Tech. Sgt. David Martinez, 86th VRS ground transportation operations center NCOIC. When Martinez was temporarily deployed, Evans was selected as interim NCOIC of the ground transportation operations center. Shortly after stepping into the role, Evans was tasked with logistical support of ground transportation for both exercises Agile Combat Employment, in Poland, and Frozen Defender ’21, in Germany, in addition to routine operations at Ramstein. “We needed somebody that the flight had confidence in to run GTOC,” Martinez said. “She was the first name that came up whenever we were trying to decide.” The GTOC is responsible for transportation in all aircrew missions, such as getting aircrew from their hotel rooms or squadron buildings out to aircrafts, and vice versa. Additionally, when exercises occur, the GTOC is tasked with duties of coordinating dedicated vehicles and personnel, countryspecific road clearances, diplomatic cargo clearances and customs forms, Evans said. Evans was also recognized for leading a team of nine Airmen in the execution of COVID-19 aircrew

support for 3,491 aircrew members, 3,357 medical personnel and 566 missions since its inception. “For COVID-19 aircrew support, all of our buses have barriers now,” Evans said. “We sanitize the seats, the door handles and anything that anybody would touch. We have people on standby with sanitizer and wipes, and they go back out immediately, so it doesn’t increase wait times for the crew.” When Evans, a Bellingham, Washington, native, isn’t busy leading her team at the GTOC, she enjoys gardening, video games, reading and spending time with her husband, Staff Sgt. Sean Evans, assigned to the 721st Aerial Port Squadron.

“You know, with COVID, I’ve had to spend a lot of time inside, so I have a lot of houseplants,” Evans said. “My husband and I both play video games, so we entertain ourselves for hours, but my goal for 2021 is to read more.” The Airlifter of the Week program recognizes outstanding Airmen who demonstrate a high level of job dedication and support the 86th Airlift Wing’s mission to build Airmen, project power and support partners. “She is someone that all the Airmen look up to,” Martinez said. “Her knowledge on the job makes her a really good leader, and she is very personable.” U.S. & GERMAN ATTORNEYS U.S. & GERMAN DIVORCES • SUPPORT ISSUES • EEO WILLS & PROBATE • EMPLOYMENT • PERSONAL INJURY MSPB • CONTRACTOR ISSUES • TAX ADVISORS

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86 MXS, 86 AMXS repair broken wings

A C-130J Super Hercules aircraft undergoes an isochronal inspection in a maintenance hangar at Ramstein Air Base, Nov. 16, 2020. The 86th Maintenance Squadron conducts this inspection routinely and provides necessary repairs to the aircraft. The inspection consists of preparing, lubing and performing checks on each aircraft system. Photo by Airman 1st Class Andrew J. Alvarado

by Senior Airman Milton Hamilton 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs The 86th Maintenance Squadron and the 86th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron joined forces to overhaul a C-130J Super Hercules aircraft after a mishap last year kept it out of service. “The aircraft suffered a hard landing, which can damage the wings or the structure of the plane,” said Master Sgt. Paul Weeks, 86th MXS assistant maintenance flight chief. Before the 86th MXS and 86th AMXS could touch the aircraft, an investigation was initiated to determine why the hard landing occurred, what parts need replacing, and to ensure the safety of the maintenance crew that would be doing the repairs.

U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 86th Maintenance Squadron and the 86th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron inspect a C-130J Super Hercules aircraft propeller during maintenance procedures at Ramstein Air Base, Nov. 2020. Teams joined forces to replace three motors and four propellers, ultimately getting the aircraft back to its mission. Courtesy photo

“Once the investigation concluded, we worked with our aircraft engineers to determine what exactly needed to be fixed and to make sure that it was safe to begin our work,” Weeks said. Airmen assigned to the 86th MXS and 86th AMXS spent approximately 1,900 man-hours to make sure the aircraft was able to return to the mission. They were confident in the skills of each Airman to tackle all the repairs of each damaged component, without having to outsource the job. “Group effort-wise we had almost every individual from every maintenance career field working together to get this aircraft fixed,” Weeks said. “Every gear needed to be inspected and several components were swapped.” Ultimately, three motors and

four propellers were replaced along with several other key components of the aircraft. “We had to do a lot of maintenance,” said Tech. Sgt. Christopher Torres, 86th MXS aerospace maintenance craftsman. “The force that comes from the impact of an aircraft landing too hard on its tires or struts can put stress on vital components from the main landing gear all the way out to the wings.” The maintenance crew inspected really small areas and moved pieces of hardware that typically would not be removed on day-today maintenance. They also used technology to scan the aircraft looking for cracks that weren’t visible to the naked eye. “Our maintainers, in general, have a wide range of skills and

experience to get the job done, so we were able to complete most if not all of the repairs here at Ramstein,” Weeks said. It took 12 hours from start to finish to remove and replace the two motors on the aircraft, with almost every maintenance Airmen working eight-hour shifts, five days a week, to get the repairs done as soon as possible. Repairs of this magnitude were a first for many of the Airmen. “Some of my roles included multiple inspections of turbines, compressors, gear sections, and of the engines, to look for possible corrosion, broken blades inside the motor or chipped gears,” said Senior Airman Hunter Havens, 86th MXS aerospace propulsion journeyman. It took approximately seven

months to get the aircraft back in the air, including the investigation of how the mishap occurred. The maintenance crew began repairs in late October 2020 and by December 2020, the aircraft was approved for flight. During the maintenance of the aircraft, the 86th MXS and 86th AMXS proved to themselves that each of their Airmen could do every job required of them. “This Class A mishap took people out of their element, out of their comfort zone,” Torres said. “We had a great team, everyone got experience doing every job. Organization and communication were vital for the effectiveness of our team. Our team has learned from this and we’d have a plan to tackle the problem if this happens again.”

(Left) U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 86th Maintenance Squadron and the 86th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron work together to remove a C-130J Super Hercules aircraft propeller during major maintenance procedures at Ramstein Air Base, Nov. 2020. Courtesy photo

(Above) U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Ryan Hubbs, 86th Maintenance Squadron fuel cell technician, prepares to secure panels on a C-130J Super Hercules aircraft engine at Ramstein Air Base, Nov. 16, 2020. Repaneling is the process of securing panels which were previously removed for inspection and repair of an aircraft. Photo by Airman 1st Class Andrew J. Alvarado


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786 Civil Engineer Squadron unsung heroes help KMC Story and photos by Senior Airman Milton Hamilton 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs Sascha Lindauer and Michael Ritzmann were recognized by the 86th Airlift Wing command team for their extraordinary contributions to ensuring the cleanliness of the facilities in the Kaiserslautern Military Community during the COVID-19 pandemic, March 9. “Lindauer and Ritzmann have been the unsung heroes of the COVID-19 response in the KMC,” said Senior Master Sgt. Janna David, 786th CES operations resource advisor. When COVID-19 first hit Germany in 2020, Lindauer and Ritzmann, both 786th Civil Engineer Squadron contract officer representatives, established the U.S. Air Forces in Europe’s first emergency disinfection contract. “Once we were notified that we needed a special protocol to mitigate COVID-19 in the KMC area, it took approximately three to four weeks to create the contract to adhere to the guidelines, no longer than the normal contract process does,” Lindauer said. Lindauer and Ritzmann have enabled the disinfection of 89 facilities across the KMC to include the Northside and Southside Post Offices, the Warrior Preparation Center, the Headquarters U.S. Air Forces in Europe- Air Forces AFRICA building, the 721st Aerial Port Squadron’s aircrew areas, KMC lodging, the 86th Civil Engineer Squadron fire department, all of Ramstein Air Base’s entry control and gate shacks and multiple dormitories.

“Initially the staff would wipe down and apply a special detergent, that was effective against COVID-19 on the floors, doors and other common areas,” Ritzmann said. “Now we have a nebulizer that disperses the disinfectant in the air and after an hour the room is completely disinfected. This method is more efficient.” When the KMC began closing facilities due to the virus, the team reengineered the existing KMC custodial contract to provide increased cleanings to open facilities at no cost to the government. “Our role is to monitor the services that the custodial contractors perform,” Ritzmann said.

“We inspect the facility that needs a COVID-19 cleaning, take the measurements of the room and relay that to the cleaners so they come prepared with the proper quantity of supplies.” Providing a disinfection service within 24 hours, Ritzmann and Lindauer often work late nights and weekends to help mitigate mission impacts, while overseeing cleaning operations and 15 other service contracts. “When we get a notification of a possible COVID-19 case in a work station, we mobilize quickly to disinfect that area, because every second Airmen aren’t doing their jobs impacts the Ramstein mission,” Lindauer said.

U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Josh Olson, 86th Airlift Wing commander, left, poses for a photo with Michael Ritzmann and Sascha Lindauer, 786th Civil Engineer Squadron contract officer representatives, center, and 86th AW Command Chief Master Sgt. Hope Skibitsky, during an recognition ceremony at Ramstein Air Base, March, 9. Lindauer and Ritzmann established the U.S. Air Forces in Europe’s first emergency disinfection contract when COVID-19 first hit Germany in 2020.

Sascha Lindauer, 786th Civil Engineer Squadron contract officer representative, accepts a coin from U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Josh Olson, 86th Airlift Wing commander, during a recognition ceremony at Ramstein Air Base, March, 9. Lindauer enabled the disinfection of 89 facilities across the Kaiserslautern Military Community.

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Army continues greatest transformation in past 40 years, CSA says The Army is in the middle of the most significant transformation in the past four decades, as the service continues to advance initiatives to support personnel under the Army People Strategy, all while maintaining critical modernization priorities to bolster joint multi-domain operations. In the coming weeks, an update will be released to expand on the Army’s multi-domain operations in 2028 pamphlet that was published in 2018, Army Chief of Staff Gen. James C. McConville said Tuesday. The new pamphlet will further describe how the Army plans to enhance capabilities across all domains — land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace — to achieve overmatch against a near-peer competitor like China or Russia, he said during the Association of the U.S. Army’s Global Force Next virtual conference.

“Overmatch will belong to the side that can make better decisions faster,” McConville said. “To meet emerging challenges, the Army is boldly transforming to provide the joint force with speed, range and convergence [with] cutting-edge technologies that will be needed to provide decision dominance.” The Army is slated to deliver a series of long-range precision fires by fiscal year 2023, including the first hypersonic weapon, precision strike missile systems and a prototype mid-range missile capability, he said. These advancements will provide the joint warfighter landbased weapon systems capable of penetrating an adversary’s anti-access/area denial environment at strategic ranges. The Army chief also discussed the need for additional multi-domain task forces — two in the Indo-Pacific region and a third in Europe. Each task force provides intelligence, information operations, cyber, electron-

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Army Chief of Staff Gen. James C. McConville discussed the Army's push to advance initiatives in support of personnel under the Army People Strategy, all while maintaining critical modernization priorities to bolster joint multi-domain operations during the Association of the U.S. Army’s Global Force Next virtual conference March 16. Photo by Luke J. Allen

ic warfare and space effects, or I2CEWS, with the option to deter a competitor with an equipped LRPF capability. “The Army will provide multiple options to the combatant commanders, [and provide] multiple dilemmas to our adversaries,” McConville said. Further consideration of the service’s role in the Arctic region is also under review, he said, as the Army recently completed a new Arctic strategy to protect regional assets primarily throughout Alaska. “We can envision a multidomain task force maybe operating in that area to … provide an anti-access/area denial capability,” McConville said. Part of the strategy will consider ways to prepare Soldiers to operate in a harsh arctic environment through proper training in a similar setting. “Many of our competitors are focused on the Arctic, [while] our allies and partners have concerns,” he said. “I think working together is very important. We need to protect our interests.” KAISERSLAUTERN

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People first Despite the many cancelations, postponements, and quarantines that impacted the Army’s mission in the past year, McConville said the force kept pushing forward. “I could not be prouder of our people. If anything, the challenges of this past year made it clear that we have our priorities right — take care of people first, remain ready, and modernize the Army,” he added. Readiness is acquired through the proper care of all active-duty, Guard and Reserve personnel, families, Army civilians, veterans and retirees, he said. A ready force also requires the Army to put systems in place to prevent harmful behaviors that impact readiness, such as sexual harassment/assault, discrimination, and extremism. Soldiers who are willing to build a cohesive team and strengthen the relationships with others can also help prevent suicide or bouts of mental illness. “When our people feel safe and when they feel valued, they will give you their best,” he said. “Cohesive teams that are highly trained, disciplined, and fit are the most effective forces in combat.” Proper talent management is

also a core requirement to readiness, such as the commander assessment program that will soon include a sergeants major selection process for key leadership positions. The Army “all begins with people, [by] recruiting the best talent and valuing a person’s knowledge, skills, behaviors, and preferences to get them into the right place at the right time,” he added. Senior leaders must also finalize the Regionally Aligned Readiness and Modernization Model, or ReARMM, by Oct. 1 to ensure the Army can meet its readiness, modernization, and people requirements. Units will be regionally aligned under the new model to meet current joint force demand, all while providing Soldiers and families a predictable and sustainable cycle of training, modernization, and mission windows. “The Army remains ready — today,” McConville said. “Great power competition doesn’t have to mean great power conflict. Quite frankly, it can’t mean great power conflict. What we want is great power coexistence. That’s why we need peace through strength and a whole-of-government approach that includes a strong military and strong allies and partners.”


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B-1 lands in Poland for first time

A U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer aircraft departs after a hot-pit refuel at Powidz Air Base, Poland, March 12. Hot-pit refueling allows for rapid refueling while aircraft engines are still running and the aircrew inside, ensuring aircraft return to the air as quickly as possible. This operation allowed the Bomber Task Force to practice elements of Agile Combat Employment while continuously delivering airpower alongside allies and partners. P hoto by Senior Airman John R. Wright

United States Air Forces in Europe – Air Forces Africa Public Affairs A U.S. B-1B Lancer from the 7th Bomb Wing, Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, flew a Bomber Task Force mission to Powidz, Poland, March 12. The flight included the first ever hot-pit refuel of the bomber in Europe. “Hot pitting,” or refueling the aircraft while the engines are on and the crew remains in the cockpit, drastically reduces refueling times so that bombers can more rapidly return to the skies. In addition to this historic first, the B-1 integrated with Swedish JAS-39 Gripen fight-

ers, Polish F-16 Fighting Falcons and Danish F-16s. The B-1 also conducted aerial refueling with a KC-135 Stratotanker from the 100th Air Refueling Wing, Royal Air Force Mildenhall, United Kingdom. Hot-pit refueling is a pillar of Agile Combat Employment, which enhances bombers’ ability to rapidly deploy and operate from remote locations with varying levels of capacity and support. ACE increases lethality, strengthens interoperability and advances efficiency in accomplishing the mission. “Proving the rapid refueling concept today in Poland along-

side some of our closest allies speaks for itself,” said Gen. Jeff Harrigian, U.S. Air Forces in Europe-Air Forces Africa commander. “Our bombers can get after the mission anytime, anywhere.” Bomber Task Force missions demonstrate U.S. commitment to the collective defense of the NATO alliance and are a visible demonstration of the U.S. capability of extended deterrence. Continuing coverage of this deployment will be available on this website, and on the DVIDS hub at: https://www.dvidshub.net/ feature/bombertaskforceeurope.

Left to right: Polish air force Col. Krzysztof Szymaniec, commander of the 33rd Transport Aviation Base; Lt. Gen. Jan Sliwka, Deputy Commander of Polish Armed Forces; Gen. Rajmund Andrzejczak, Chief of the General Staff of the Polish Armed Forces; U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Steven Basham, U.S. Air Forces in Europe – Air Forces Africa deputy commander, and Polish air force Brig. Gen. Wojciech Pikula, commander of the 3rd Airlift Wing, observed a Bomber Task Force Europe hot-pit refuel of the B-1B, an operation demonstrating the Agile Combat Employment concept. Hot-pit refueling allows for rapid refueling while aircraft engines are still running, keeping bombers in the air near continuously. at Powidz Air Base, Poland, March 12.


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Air Force seeks to accelerate efficiency by Corrie Poland Air Force Operational Energy As modern warfare continues to evolve, the Air Force has renewed its focus on maintaining secure fuel networks and optimizing operations for maximized combat capability. Over the past year, the Air Force Operational Energy office targeted specific initiatives that aim to increase operational efficiency, incorporate modern technology and processes, and improve sustainment. Furthermore, these efforts have an added benefit of reducing greenhouse gas emissions, a critical aspect of the secretary of defense’s climate change prioritization. Here is a breakdown of the latest accomplishments and how AFOE is bringing 21st century energy solutions to the Air Force. Mobility planning software proves its return on investment When the digital tanker planning tool Jigsaw first launched in 2017 by the Defense Innovation Unit, the benefits were rapid and impactful. It dramatically decreased the time spent scheduling aerial refueling missions at the Combined Air Operations Center from 8-12 hours to just four hours. It improved tanker asset utilization by 3.6%, reducing the number of required tanker sorties per day by 1.8. What’s more, by increasing the effectiveness of each sortie, the Air Force could meet mission requirements with 180,000 fewer gallons per week and nine fewer aircrews. In 2020, AFOE continued to support and fund the development and fielding of Jigsaw’s auto-planning feature to further optimize tanker planning and scheduling. AFOE estimates the automation capability will reduce planning time to less than 30 minutes and increase scheduling efficiency by another 10%, equivalent to executing an average air tasking order with five fewer tankers. These efficiencies enable the Air Force to maintain the same combat sortie rate while decreasing fuel use, and reducing operational risk. Additionally, Operational Energy

ated foam as opposed to water; a good indication of the potential for improved engine performance. Testing and analysis of the CV-22 foam wash began in December at Hurlburt Field, Florida, and is expected to continue through December 2021.

U.S. Air Force CV-22 Ospreys fly in formation in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, Jan. 29. Over the past year, the Air Force Operational Energy office targeted specific initiatives that aim to increase operational efficiency, incorporate modern technology and processes, and improve sustainment. Photo by Staff Sgt. Sean Carnes

funded the purchase of security software for the Aloha Spark Innovation Cell, TRON to accelerate mobile app development, data collection, and migration to digital forms. Implemented this past October, the software, NowSecure, meets Department of Defense requirements for secure software development and will enable TRON to fast-track app transition to the operational environment, getting tools into the hands of warfighters faster and facilitating collection of fuel use and flight currency data. Likewise, Magellan, the global mobility allocation tool AFOE began funding and supporting in 2019, became an Air Mobility Command system of record this past year. The software merged multiple manual processes into a collaborative, transparent platform for the Readiness Driven Allocation Process and saves planners an estimated 300 hours per month. The tool reached initial operating capability in July 2020 and is now the sole data source for allocation decisions at AMC. Integrated data-analytics inform operations Using the Air Force cloud computing platform, AFOE helped

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Similarly, using the Aerial Refueling Model, AFOE identified a link between fuel efficiency and improvements in endurance, fuel offload, and receivers and tankers required to fulfill the mission. In this scenario, operational efficiency resulted in: tanker offload increased by roughly twice the fuel efficiency gain, extended time-on-station, and multiplied the engineering effect of reduced fuel burn. Modernizing engine sustainment The Air Force Operational Energy office, along with AFWERX, Air Force Special Operations Command and industry, sponsored two programs to demonstrate how nucleated foam washing on the CV-22 Osprey and KC-135 engines reduces specific fuel consumption and exhaust gas temperature, lowers maintenance costs, decreases carbon dioxide emissions, and extends time-on-wing. Preliminary results from the KC-135 testing, which occurred in November 2020 at Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base, Ohio, indicate a significant reduction in engine temperature using nucle-

Incorporating operational energy into joint wargaming As part of the energy in wargaming effort, AFOE provided key support to the Pacific Energy Distribution and Critical Infrastructure Wargame, led by the Navy. The game highlighted vulnerabilities between the Navy’s capabilities to support Air Force fuel requirements and informed senior leaders on how to address gaps and future investments. Furthermore, AFOE helped deliver several modeling and simulation tools, such as the Joint Operational Energy Modeling System, to better integrate fuel into wargaming scenarios. In support of the Futures Game 2020, AFOE contributed to the development of a logistics database module for STORM to support operational planning and to integrate with a combat generation simulation developed by the Air Force Warfighting Integration Capability office. These initiatives are just the tip of the iceberg for what is possible with operational efficiency. Countless other high ROI technologies and innovations will extend aircraft range, reduce emissions, and increase combat capability while also providing added value to Airmen — giving them one more pass in training or saving hours in planning time. The Air Force Operational Energy office is building a culture that understands efficiency is not about compromising capability — but maximizing it.

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2 ASOS hosts exercise Agile Fury 21

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Rajohn Rickett-Heath, 2nd Air Support Operations Squadron Tactical Air Control Party strike team operator, looks for opposing forces during a small unit tactics exercise during exercise Agile Fury 21 at the Grafenwöhr Training Area, March 10. Small unit tactics exercises enable movement through hostile areas and teaches units how to react to contact. TACPs must be able to operate with whatever joint service they are attached to.

Story and photos by Senior Airman Taylor Slater 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

U.S. Air Force 2nd Lt. Tormod Lillekroken, 2nd Air Support Operations Squadron Tactical Air Control Party Officer, sets up a high frequency antenna during exercise Agile Fury 21 at the Grafenwöhr Training Area, March 9. Agile Fury 21 is the largest exercise the 2nd ASOS has ever held.

There was a job to do: train to stay lethal, and it was a group of U.S. Air Force non-commissioned officers who made it happen during Agile Fury 21, a week-long bilateral air-to-ground exercise hosted by the 2nd Air Support Operations Squadron, which ended March 11. “This idea came together only a few months ago on the shoulders of a handful of staff sergeants who were looking to get closer support in our backyard,” said Lt. Col. Justin Bañez, 2nd ASOS commander. “I’m extremely proud of our Airmen.” The exercise trained Tactical Air Control Party members on scenarios involving ground operations, close air support and reconnaissance. “Agile Fury gives us the opportunity to work with existing capabilities here within the command alongside our partner nation of Germany,” Bañez said.

Simulated close air support was provided by German air force Eurofighter Typhoon jets and F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft from the 480th and 510th Fighter Squadrons from Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, and Aviano Air Base, Italy. The 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade from the U.S. Army, and the 10th Panzer Division from the German army provided personnel to integrate with the 2nd ASOS. Furthermore, the exercise was the first time the 2nd ASOS employed technology such as personal reconnaissance drone system and multi-spectral digital invoice communication capabilities. The 2nd ASOS also debuted a surface-to-air-threat emitter, a device that is able to simulate threats for aircraft to neutralize. “This allows us to really get after some of the reconnaissance tactics we’re trying to hone,” Bañez said. Agile Fury was also the largest exercise the 2nd ASOS has ever hosted.


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“Considering how small the 2nd ASOS is, this was a pretty significant accomplishment,” Bañez said. Staff Sgt. Demarcus Harrison, 2nd ASOS strike team non-commissioned officer in charge, said the exercise had been in the planning stages since 2019. The exercise began to crystallize in the fall of 2020 as Harrison, along with Staff Sgt. Gregory Holst, 2nd ASOS TACP weapons officer, and Tech. Sgt. Dennis Back, standards and evaluations programs manager, contacted various fighter squadrons around United States Air Forces Europe-Air Forces Africa about their plans. “The idea was originally just going to be us (and) the 510th (FS),” Harrison said. “By the time people got word that we’re trying to conduct a (close air support exercise), that two-man exercise had grown to a 15-party exercise. It just kept swelling and swelling and turned from a day-event to

a week-long event with multiple distinguished visitors at that time.” As for how it feels to finally see his team’s brainchild come together, Harrison had one word: “Amazing.” “One thing I love about this week is that, even as we’re doing long hours every day, I’m seeing things develop and it makes me happy,” Harrison said. “The final product of a lot of hard work from a lot of strong and independent people is coming together.” The squadron hopes to make Agile Fury an annual exercise, expanding on the number of partner nations invited as well as including more U.S. Army integration, Bañez said. “We have an after-action plan after the completion of the exercise where we’ll start charting out what that needs to look like,” Bañez said. “Considering how many partners were excited to participate, we expect that we’ll be able to do this for years to come.”

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U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Weldon Leonard, 2nd Air Support Operations Squadron Tactical Air Control Party section leader, left, and 2nd Lt. Tormod Lillekroken, 2nd ASOS TACP Officer, right, survey a camouflaged Humvee during exercise Agile Fury 21 at the Grafenwöhr Training Area, March 8. TACP members use natural elements such as trees, leaves, and moss as camouflage to help them avoid enemy detection.

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Bobby Cooper, 2nd Air Support Operations Squadron Joint Terminal Attack Controller, shows a map to a member of the German Bundeswehr during exercise Agile Fury 21 at the Grafenwöhr Training Area, March 10. Other units involved in Agile Fury 21 included the 480th and 510th Fighter Squadrons from Spangdahlem Air Base, and Aviano Air Base, Italy, as well as the 10th Panzer Division from the German army.

U.S. Air Force Tech Sgt. Bobby Cooper, 2nd Air Support Operations Squadron Tactical Air Control Party Joint Terminal Attack Controller, relays information to his team during exercise Agile Fury 21 at the Grafenwöhr Training Area, March 8. TACP members rely on good communications to alert them of adversarial units or aircraft in the area.

A surface-to-air-threat emitter sits on a government vehicle during Agile Fury 21 at the Grafenwöhr Training Area, March 11. The emitter functions as a radar that emits signatures of common missile systems for aircraft to neutralize. The exercise was the first time the 2nd Air Support Operations Squadron employed the technology.

U.S. Air Force 2nd Lt. Tormod Lillekroken, 2nd Air Support Operations Squadron Tactical Air Control Party Officer, untangles a wire while setting up a high frequency antenna during Agile Fury 21 at the Grafenwöhr Training Area, March 9. High frequency antennas allow TACP members to quickly set up communications in an austere environment.


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DEFENDER-Europe 21 activities begin this month, include two dozen nations by U.S. Army Europe and Africa Public Affairs DEFENDER-Europe 21 activities begin this month across Europe and continue through June. DEFENDER-Europe is an annual large-scale U.S. Army Europe and Africa-led, multinational, joint exercise designed to build strategic and operational readiness and interoperability between U.S., NATO allies and partners. Building on the success of last year’s exercise, DEFENDEREurope 21 includes a greater number of NATO ally and partner nations conducting activities over a wider area than what was planned for in 2020. More than 30,000 multinational forces from 27 nations will conduct nearly simultaneous operations across

more than 30 training areas in a dozen countries. “While we are closely monitoring the COVID situation, we've proven we have the capability to train safely despite the pandemic. No matter what, our nations count on our forces being ready to defend the peace,” said Gen. Christopher Cavoli, U.S. Army Europe and Africa commanding general. “DEFENDER-Europe 21 provides us the best opportunity to hone our abilities alongside our allies and partners in the strategically important Balkans and Black Sea region so that collectively, we are ready to respond to any crisis that may arise.” This year, DEFENDER-Europe 21 will also include significant involvement of the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy. The exercise will utilize key ground and maritime routes bridging Europe, Asia and

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in 12 different countries to conduct live-fire training. A Joint Logistics Over-the-Shore operation will also occur. • Saber Guardian (mid-May through early-June) — more than 13,000 service members from 19 countries will conduct live-fire and air and missile defense operations, plus a large-scale medical evacuation. • Command Post Exercise (June) — approximately 2,000 personnel will exercise the headquarters’ ability to command multinational land forces in a joint and combined training environment while maintaining real-world operations across 104 countries on two continents. Linked exercises share coordinated mission command, mutual sustainment and a mission partner environment. DEFENDER-Europe 21 will also be associated with two key training events: • African Lion (mid-May through mid-June) — the U.S. Africa Command premier annual training event in which nearly 5,000 military personnel from approximately 24 nations will train on medical readiness, perform largescale live-fire exercises and conduct air, maritime and forward command post training exercises. Activities will occur primarily in Morocco. • Steadfast Defender (midMay through early-June) — a new series of NATO exercises focused on the transatlantic reinforcement of Europe and demonstrates NATO’s ability

to respond rapidly to the full spectrum of threats. Exercise activities will occur. Associated exercises are not directly linked to DEFENDEREurope 21, but share many of the same participants and/or assets, and occur in the same time frame. The large-scale movement of troops and equipment for these exercises involve extensive support from each of the host nations, demonstrating the importance of ally and partner investment in European military readiness and defense. A strict COVID prevention and mitigation strategy implemented by U.S. and participating nations will be critical to the execution of DEFENDER-Europe 21. Accordingly, U.S.-based Soldiers will conduct pre-deployment COVID testing, quarantine in Europe upon arrival and conduct another COVID test before travelling throughout the continent. DEFENDER-Europe 21 is evidence of the ironclad U.S. commitment to NATO, is a prime example of our collective capabilities, and demonstrates that NATO allies and partners stand stronger together. There will be many media opportunities during DEFENDEREurope 21 activities. Journalists interested in being added to our distribution list should email USArmyEurope.MediaDesk@ mail.mil, or subscribe to our RSS feed at www.EuropeAfrica. army.mil/PressReleases. Follow the latest news and information on DEFENDER-Europe 21 at www.EuropeAfrica.army.mil/ DefenderEurope.

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Wiesbaden, 3bd, 3bth, House, 200sqm, BIK, liv, garden, balcony/terrace, laundry, finished basement, private garage, cats allowed, available 1 Mar 2021, Housing Approved, €2900 +utl, call +49 (0) 6124 - 609 1466, sulli van@sommerimmo.de

2BR 1.5BA TLA Apt with Air-Conditioning, Ramstein, 5min from RAB, TDY / PCS, NOT FOR PERMANENT LODGING, pet friendly, Photos available at www.expatngo.com/3-bed-apartmentdowntown-ramstein, inquiries: whatsapp: +49 17624687550, info@expatn go.com

TLA / TDY !!!!!1-5 bed luxury apts & houses for TLA/TDY personnel in Ramstein/Mackenbach/Bruchmuhlbach .2min to RAB.Short walk to shops/restaurants. 100% equipped, TV, AFN, English satellite, free phone, high speed internet, free calls to USA and Eur.good library and movie selection.Pets welcome.Off street secured parking.Call Jennie 0171-2679282. OR luxuryapts09@ya hoo.com

LOVELY LITTLE HOME in Kaiserslautern-Hohenecken, 4bd, 2.5bth, Townhouse, 170sqm, available immediately, Housing Approved, €1350 +utl, call Mindie +49172 68 55 976, mre.kmc@ic loud.com

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

3 BR APT Ramstein 5 min from RAB, 3 bd, 2 bth, Friedenstrasse 30 RamsteinMiesenbach Germany, please call for a price quote: +49 17624687550, info@ex patngo.com

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Mehlbach, charming house 4bd, 2bth, 170sqm, BIK, liv/dinrm, fireplace, yard, balcony/terrace, laundry, finished basement, pets allowed, available 1 April 2021, Housing Approved, €1450 +utl, call +49 017672134865, or whatsapp, bhvizcarra@hotmail.com RAMSTEIN 15-20 MINS GREAT FAMILY HOME Rothselberg, 4bd, 2.5bth, House, 200sqm, no pets, available 23 Mar 2021, Housing Approved, €1780 +utl, call 0172 68 55 976, mre.kmc@ic loud.com

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

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Exclusive 1 bed roof apartment in downtown Ramstein (5 min from RAB), 1 bd, 1 bth, 75 sq meters, ALL UTILITIES INCLUDED, €?, call / email us for a price quote: +49 17624687550 / in fo@expatngo.com. Check out more 1, 2, 3 and 4 bed units on www.expatn Comfortable 2 bed apartment in Ram- go.com stein with AC, 2 bd, 1 bth, 86 sq meters, Landstuhler Str. 61 66877 Ramstein-Miesenbach Germany, ALL UTILITIES INCLUDED, €?, please contact us for a price quote at info@expatn go.com or +4917624687550. Check out more 1, 2, 3 and 4 bed units on www.expatngo.com

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

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

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

Lovely TLA Countryhouse BremerhofKaiserslautern The Bremerhof, one of the most unique residential areas in Kaiserslautern, located in a beautiful clearing in the middle of the Palatinate Forest, but with less than a 5 minutes drive to the center of K-Town.The apartment has 2 bedrooms, a living room, 1 bathroom and a romatic garden with pool which is the perfect place for days of rest and relaxation while you settle in Germany. Call 00 49 171 313 6996, info@judithkern.com

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

Kaiserslautern, 2.0bd, 2.0bth, Apartment, 65sqm, BIK, guest WC, dinrm, carport, pets allowed, available 31 Aug 2020, €0.5 +utl, call 01729664307, mi chael.uhrig@ihrsteuerberater.com

Kaiserslautern, 2.0bd, 2.0bth, Apartment, 70sqm, BIK, guest WC, liv/ dinrm, balcony/terrace, finished basement, pets allowed, available 31 Aug 2020, €0.5 +utl, call 01729664307, Mi chael@kaiserslautern-TLA-TDY-apart ments.com

Kaiserslautern, 3.0bd, 1.5bth, Apartment, 110sqm, pets allowed, available 31 Aug 2020, €0.5 +utl, call 01729664307, michael.uhrig@ihrsteuer berater.com

Entirely renovated 2 bed apartment in Ramstein, 2 bd, 1 bth, 75 sq meters, Weilerbacher Str. 1, 67686 Mackenbach, Germany, call / email us for a price quote: +49 17624687550, info@ex patngo.com. Check out more 1, 2, 3 and 4 bed apartments on www.expatn go.com

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

Lovely TLA Countryhouse BremerhofKaiserslautern The Bremerhof, one of the most unique residential areas in Kaiserslautern, located in a beautiful clearing in the middle of the Palatinate Forest, but with less than a 5 minutes drive to the center of K-Town.The apartment has an underfloor heating system, 2 bedrooms, a living room, 1 bathroom, a romatic garden with pool and your own beautiful, private fencedin garden, which is the perfect place for days of rest and relaxation while More information: Judith Mobil: 00 49 you settle in Germany. Call 00 49 171 171 313 6996 Mail: info@judith 313 6996, info@judithkern.com kern.com

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TDY / TLA / TLF / TQSA (NOT FOR PERMANENT HOUSING) 4 BR villa Mackenbach 5min from RAB pet friendly fully-furnished garden & BBQ, 2 bd (+ 2 guest bd), 2.5 bth, 195 sq meters, Kantstrasse 10 67686 Mackenbach Germany, +49 17624687550, info@ex Mackenbach, 5bd, 3bth, House, patngo.com 235sqm, BIK, guest WC, liv, garden, balcony/terrace, laundry, private garage, no pets, available 3 Dec 2020, Housing Approved, €1 +utl, call +49 176 313 73 451, nicolewandowsky@web.de

TLA 3 BR Apt 5 min from Ramstein AB ground floor pet friendly, 3 bd, 2 bth, 190 sq meters, Landstuhler Str. 41 66877 Ramstein-Miesenbach Germany, +49 17624687550, info@expatn go.com

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

TLA 3BR, 2bth, 120sqm Apartment, BIK, liv, balcony/terrace, laundry, no pets, available 11 Dec 2019, call +49 176 2468 7550, info@expatngo.com

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Continued from front page of Properties section 1. Know the name of your utility company(ies) If you know the name, you can usually identify the person standing at the door by their logoed apparel. Often, it can be a three letter abbreviation like “SWK,” which you should know, especially if there is an emergency. 2. Know the words for your utilities If you say “strom,” meaning

“electric” in German, they will say “Ja” — hopefully — and will want to be lead to your technical room, which is usually in the basement. Some other helpful words that are associated with utilities are “Wasser,” pronounced “vas-eh” meaning water; “Gas,” pronounced “gas” meaning “natural gas;” and “Öl,” pronounced “uhl” meaning “oil.” If you are really feeling confident, you can use any of those words combined with “Zaehlerstand,”

meaning “meter reading,” like “Stromzaehlerstand”. They should also have ID cards, “Ausweis” pronounced “‘ausvais,” in case you would like further proof of who they are. Some companies are making it easier to read the meters by giving you a handy app that scans in the information for you. Ask your local provider if they have any smartphone options that may make life easier for you. One of the most important

things you should do when you PCS to Germany is sign up with the Utility Tax Avoidance Program office. There are offices for both the Army and Air Force. This program is set up to give you a tax break on your utilities, which can save you 19 percent tax on electricity and 7 percent on your water bill. They are also a valuable source of information when it comes to dealing with your local utility company. Below

is the contact information for the local UTAP offices: UTAP USAG Rheinland Pfalz Rhine Ordnance Barracks Building 162 541-9086/9091 or 0611-143-541-9091 UTAP Air Force Ramstein Air Base 86th Force Support Squadron Building 2118 480-5309 or 06371-47-5309


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USAG RP risk reduction coordinator uses personal experience to help Soldiers work through grief by Keith Pannell USAG Rheinland-Pfalz Public Affairs “Suicide may end their pain, but that pain transfers to surviving family and friends.” Laura Roman, U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz risk reduction coordinator isn’t reading from a manual or syllabus. She is speaking from the broken heart of someone who lost a family member to suicide. “My brother, an Air Force veteran who served in Afghanistan, a husband, a father, the life of the party, died by suicide in March 2019,” Roman said. “In May, I interviewed for this job.” Roman’s job as risk reduction coordinator is self-explanatory. She’s in charge of finding and mitigating high-risk behavior in Soldiers and garrison employees. A lot of what she does is talk about suicide, alcohol abuse and other high-risk activities. “When I told everyone I got this job, they just said, ‘It was meant to be,’” she said. “I feel like every day I’m putting it all together, honoring my brother, helping myself and, more importantly, helping other people.” Roman said her experience with her brother’s suicide has given her a unique empathy for the people she comes in contact with on the job -- whether it’s substance abuse, suicide ideation, gambling addiction, family issues or just whatever they want to talk about. “I feel I am here to advocate for Soldiers who are struggling,” Roman said. “I have to be their voice. It is okay to not be okay, but people need to be comfortable expressing that. Getting help is the ultimate act of self-respect, knowing you deserve it.” Roman does sensing sessions within units in the garrison footprint to find out what is bothering Soldiers, where their heads are and how they feel about the way their command team is handling situations. She then writes a report for the unit commander. She knows many Soldiers, even the youngest Soldiers, have experienced loss. It could be a battle buddy killed in action, a friend killed in a car accident or a family member dying by suicide. Her first session was with a unit which had just lost two members in the last quarter of 2020. To help the unit, the entire Army Substance Abuse Program division began a

Laura Roman, U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz Army Substance Abuse Program risk reduction coordinator, talks with members of a unit about dealing with the grief they can expect after losing two fellow Soldiers to suicide in late 2020.

series of TED Talk-type meetings which provided resiliency and coping tools for the Soldiers, according to Kristin James, USAG RP ASAP chief. However, ASAP personnel quickly realized what the Soldiers needed was an opportunity to discuss their grief as a group. “Laura was involved with several sessions and identified a need which was not being met,” James said. Roman volunteered to conduct a session and share her journey through the grief of her brother’s suicide. It was the first time she spoke about her brother as a way to gain the trust of the Soldiers. “I’m here to help them, but I wanted them to open up to me and they won’t do that if I don’t share my story with them,” Roman said. “I wasn’t sure I wanted to, but I shared my story about my brother so they would understand where I was coming from.” “I am overwhelmed by her bravery and courage,” James said. “I am amazed at her ability to harness her emotions and share her brother’s story in order to help Soldiers cope with their own grief and healing process.” During those sessions, Roman uses cards with questions or scenarios written on them. Soldiers tell how they have encountered

that scenario and how they reacted, or how they would react if they ever encountered that situation. “As they answered, some voices cracked — there were tears,” she said. “After that exercise, everyone was talking. The unit leadership said the talk rattled them but also said it was badly needed for the whole unit.” Every unit is required to do a Unit Risk Inventory at least once a year. It’s a 53-question anonymous survey which covers behaviors which could climb into the high-risk category. “We get those results back and that helps us provide resources and classes to units to help fight high-risk behaviors,” Roman said. “Hopefully, we can identify those potential problems and help them before they end up on a police blotter or a coroner’s report.” “As she continues to fulfill her duties as risk reduction program coordinator, her unique perspective on the risk factors associated with suicide will help commanders implement mitigation strategies unique to the needs of their Soldiers,” James added. Units and directorates within the KMC and Baumholder can reach out to the Risk Reduction Office at 0631-3406-4903 or DSN 493-4903.

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Headed outdoors? Familiarize yourself with Hantavirus by Michelle Thum Regional Health Command Europe As warmer weather approaches and we find ourselves spending more time outdoors, Public Health Command Europe wants to ensure the community is aware of a lesser-known disease known as Hantavirus. According to PHCE officials, every year, several Hantavirus cases are reported within Europe’s military community. With warmer weather, people tend to spend more time outdoors; go on nature walks; and venture into their tool sheds for some spring cleaning. Before you do, it is important to take some precautions and educate yourself on the symptoms, risks, and preventive measures to avoid Hantavirus exposure. People are exposed to Hantavirus disease through aerosolized urine, saliva, or droppings from infected rodents. This means that simply sweeping out a dirty shed or crawling around in dusty areas frequented by rodents, could put you in contact with the disease. “The good news is that Hantavirus is not known to be carried by commonly-owned pet rodents, such as Guinea pigs, hamsters, or gerbils,” said Lt. Renee Howell, European Regional

Rodents can carry dangerous pathogens like hantavirus. Hantaviruses are a family of viruses found worldwide. Photo by Bernd Wolter/Shutterstock.com

Army Public Health Senior Nurse. “Additionally, the most common Hantavirus strain found in Europe, Puumala Hantavirus, generally causes milder disease symptoms compared to the more severe Hantavirus types that you may have read about in the news and that are found in the United States.” Between 80-95 percent of those exposed to the strain found in Europe do not get sick or develop symptoms. “The symptoms of Hantavirus disease are non-specific and

typically are marked by a sudden onset of fever and flulike symptoms that include muscle aches, stomach pain, and vomiting,” Howell said. “However, in some individuals, severe disease can cause kidney failure.” PHCE says the best protection against Hantavirus is to avoid exposure to wild rodents and their excrement. Avoid disturbing dusty sheds, barns, attics, and other confined spaces that may have rodent nests. If you are going to clean an

area that may have been exposed to rodents, Howell says it is best to air the area out prior to doing anything. Additionally, Howell said to “wear a dust mask and moisten dusty surfaces with water before sweeping them out to avoid aerosolization.” Additionally, if possible, open doors and windows to increase ventilation. After cleaning, be sure to shower or wash your hands and face thoroughly with soap and water.

Another tactic to reduce your risk of exposure is to limit rodent access into your home and other areas by eliminating possible food sources, setting traps, sealing up holes or other access points, repairing screens, and ensuring the weather seals on doors (to include pet doors) are intact. Safety precautions are also important when engaging in outdoor activities, such as hiking and gardening. Hikers are advised to stay on walking paths, keep food properly sealed, and stay away from rodents. “Rodents do not show outward symptoms when they are infected,” Howell said, “and the virus can remain infective in the environment for a long time. Gardeners should moisten the area they will be working to avoid aerosolizing the dust and practice good hand washing at breaks and when finished with their chores.” If you experience flu-like symptoms after working in a dusty area that may have had rodents present, bring this to the attention of your primary health care provider as soon as possible. To find out more about Hantavirus please visit: https:// www.cdc.gov/hantavirus/index. html


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Public Health Command Europe offers guidance for PCSing with pets by Michelle Thum Regional Health Command Europe A permanent change of station move is stressful as it is, but moving with your pet can add an extra layer of stress unless you are well prepared. Public Health Command Europe Veterinarians have some tips to help make moving your furry companion as easy as possible. “As soon as you know your travel details, contact your local veterinary treatment facility to assist with your upcoming pet travel process,” said Maj. Jamie Case, a veterinarian and officer in charge of the Wiesbaden Veterinary Treatment Facility. “Some countries, such as Japan, Guam or the United Kingdom, have specific requirements for importing a pet and can take over six months to prepare. Therefore it’s important to prepare for your move ahead of time.” Your Veterinary Treatment Facility can help prepare you for a smooth move. For any PCS, the following documentation is required: 1. Proof of an up-to-date rabies vaccine is required (i.e. rabies certificate issued by an on-base vet clinic or an official European Union Pet Passport issued by a licensed off-base vet.) Note: Pets must be at least 12 weeks old to receive the rabies vaccine. If this is your pet’s first rabies vaccine, your pet must be vaccinated at least 28 days prior to travel to allow the vaccine to take effect. 2. Your pet must be microchipped. Any brand/type of microchip

Maj. Jamie Case, U. S. Army veterinarian at Wiesbaden Veterinary Treatment Facility, examins a Yorkshire terrier for its health certificate.

works. (Preferably with a 15 digit ISO microchip.) 3. Health certificates are required for all pets and are only valid for 10 days after being issued. Health certificates can be issued from an on-post or offpost veterinarian as long as they are in English. Health certificates must be legible, accurate, and complete. 4. An Acclimation Letter (This

must be obtained from your veterinarian if your pet will be traveling in cabin or cargo) “It is important to remember summer is peak PCS season so the on-post veterinary clinic appointments fill up quickly,” Case said. “I recommend making your appointment well in advance to ensure your pet can be seen at the appropriate time.”

Public Health Command Europe veterinarians recommend consulting the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service website for any country requirements and additional resources. Your method of travel may have separate and additional requirements. Check with your airline or shipping carrier to determine what requirements they may have, if any.

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Case added it is the responsibility of the pet owner to make sure their pet has met the requirements of the destination country. A failure to meet the requirements can cause difficulties upon arrival in the destination country. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your local veterinary treatment facility for help.

COVID-19: The steps to re-opening

This graphic was made to illustrate the steps to re-opening businesses, public areas and events that were affected by COVID-19.

Illustration by Senior Airman Jennifer Gonzales


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Pulaski Army Dental Clinic move to Landstuhl slated for early summer by Kirk Frady Regional Health Command Europe

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The Pulaski Army Dental Clinic, originally scheduled to relocate to the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center campus this past fall, is now tentatively scheduled to make that move in early June of this year. The new dental clinic will be located in Building 3701 in the vicinity of Landstuhl Regional Medical Center. Courtesy photo

on certification of the building by German authorities before they can move to the new location. “As with the original plan, existing patients who are seen at the current Pulaski Dental Clinic will still receive their dental care at the new location,” added Goksel. “We are looking to move in late May and conduct a ribbon cutting ceremony the first week of June,” said Goksel. “The Pulaski Dental Clinic currently has seven dental providers, two dental hygienists, and approximately 20 ancillary staff personnel who will make the move to Landstuhl,” added Goksel. “The new dental facility at Landstuhl will provide general dentistry, periodontics, endodontics, prosthodontics, orthodontics, and pedodontics.” The official name of the new dental clinic is the Landstuhl Specialty Dental Clinic. The exact date and time of the ribbon cutting ceremony will be announced once it’s been locked in.


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2019 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk Elite 2.0T, SUV, $32,749. Patriot Military Automobiles GmbH - Aviano I, 40 Via Pordenone, Aviano, 33081 Italy, +39 0434 677031, contact@patriot-autos.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com! 2019 Jeep Compass Sport 4x4, SUV, $22,999. Patriot Military Automobiles GmbH - Grafenwoehr, 30 Im Gewerbepark, Grafenwoehr, 92655 Germany, +49 (0)151-1580-6354, contact@patri ot-autos.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com! 2019 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon, Offroader, $41,999. Patriot Military Automobiles GmbH - Ramstein II, 47 Kindsbacher Str., Ramstein-Miesenbach, 66877 Germany, +49 (0) 6371 5981520, contact@patriot-autos.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com!

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

2019 Kia Soul +, Sedan / Saloon, $16,999. Patriot Military Automobiles GmbH - Kaiserslautern, 22 Kaiserstrasse, Kaiserslautern, 67661 Germany, +49 (0) 631 892 932 90, contact@patri ot-autos.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com! 2019 Kia Soul Automatic, Sedan / Saloon, US, Front, 6-Speed Shiftable Automatic (A), $16,299 (S4428). The Used Car Guys - Stuttgart, 6 Robert-BoschStrasse, Schoenaich, 71101 Germany, 01727 129 046, stuttgart@usedcar guys.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com! 2019 Mazda CX-9 Touring AWD, SUV, $31,499. Patriot Military Automobiles GmbH - Grafenwoehr, 30 Im Gewerbepark, Grafenwoehr, 92655 Germany, +49 (0)151-1580-6354, contact@patri ot-autos.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com! 2019 Nissan Sentra SV, Sedan / Saloon, $17,299. Patriot Military Automobiles GmbH - Aviano I, 40 Via Pordenone, Aviano, 33081 Italy, +39 0434 677031, contact@patriot-autos.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com!

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

2019 Nissan Sentra SV, Sedan / Saloon, $17,995. Patriot Military Automobiles GmbH - Spangdahlem II, 1A Im Kreuzgarten, Spangdahlem, 54529 Germany, contact@patriot-autos.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com! 2019 Nissan Sentra SV, Sedan / Saloon, $17,999. Patriot Military Automobiles GmbH - Kaiserslautern, 22 Kaiserstrasse, Kaiserslautern, 67661 Germany, +49 (0) 631 892 932 90, contact@pa triot-autos.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com! 2019 Nissan Sentra SV, Sedan / Saloon, $17,999. Patriot Military Automobiles GmbH - Spangdahlem II, 1A Im Kreuzgarten, Spangdahlem, 54529 Germany, contact@patriot-autos.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com! 2019 Toyota Corola SE, Sedan / Saloon, $19,999. Patriot Military Automobiles GmbH - Kaiserslautern, 22 Kaiserstrasse, Kaiserslautern, 67661 Germany, +49 (0) 631 892 932 90, contact@pa triot-autos.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com!


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Page 23 2020 Chevrolet Malibu LT, Sedan / Saloon, $21,499. Patriot Military Automobiles GmbH - Ramstein II, 47 Kindsbacher Str., Ramstein-Miesenbach, 66877 Germany, +49 (0) 6371 5981520, contact@patriot-autos.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com!

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2019 Toyota Corolla SE, Sedan / Saloon, $19,999. Patriot Military Automobiles GmbH - Kaiserslautern, 22 Kaiserstrasse, Kaiserslautern, 67661 Germany, +49 (0) 631 892 932 90, contact@pa triot-autos.net. Find all of our cars on 2019 Range Rover Evoque SE AWD, FindItGuide.com! SUV, US, AWD/4WD, 9-Speed Shiftable Automatic (A), $33,099 (S4529). The Used Car Guys - Kaiserslautern, Weilerbacher Strasse 10, Kaiserslautern, 67661 Germany, 0631-68031210, kaiserslautern@usedcarguys.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com!

2019 Toyota Corola SE, Sedan / Saloon, $19,499. Patriot Military Automobiles GmbH - Grafenwoehr, 30 Im Gewerbepark, Grafenwoehr, 92655 Germany, +49 (0)151-1580-6354, contact@ patriot-autos.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com! 2019 Toyota Corolla LE, Sedan / Saloon, $18,495. Patriot Military Automobiles GmbH - Grafenwoehr, 30 Im Gewerbepark, Grafenwoehr, 92655 Germany, +49 (0)151-1580-6354, contact@ patriot-autos.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com!

2019 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0T S, Hatchback, US, Front, Automatic, $19,899 (S4344). The Used Car Guys Kaiserslautern, Weilerbacher Strasse 10, Kaiserslautern, 67661 Germany, 0631-68031210, kaiserslautern@used carguys.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com!

2019 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0T S, Hatchback, US, Front, $20,999 (S4425). The Used Car Guys - Ramstein, Am Lanzenbusch 1, RamsteinMiesenbach, 66877 Germany, 06371 92 00 00, ramstein@usedcarguys.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com!

2019 Volkswagen Golf SE, Hatchback, US, Front, 8-Speed Shiftable Automatic (A), $20,299 (S4568). The Used Car Guys - Stuttgart, 6 Robert-BoschStrasse, Schoenaich, 71101 Germany, 01727 129 046, stuttgart@usedcar guys.net. Find all of our cars on FindIt2019 Toyota Corolla LE, Sedan / Sa- Guide.com! loon, US, Front, $18,799 (S4180). The Used Car Guys - Kaiserslautern, Weilerbacher Strasse 10, Kaiserslautern, 67661 Germany, 0631-68031210, kai serslautern@usedcarguys.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com! 2019 Toyota Corolla LE, Sedan / Saloon, US, Front, $19,499 (S4182). The Used Car Guys - Stuttgart, 6 RobertBosch-Strasse, Schoenaich, 71101 Germany, 01727 129 046, stuttgart@ 2019 Volkswagen Jetta 1.4T S, Sedan usedcarguys.net. Find all of our cars / Saloon, US, Front, $17,999 (S4243). The Used Car Guys - Stuttgart, 6 Roon FindItGuide.com! bert-Bosch-Strasse, Schoenaich, 71101 Germany, 01727 129 046, stutt gart@usedcarguys.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com! 2019 Volkswagen Jetta 1.4T SE 8A, Sedan / Saloon, Gas, Automatic, $22,495 (243704). Ramstein Used Cars - Kaiserslautern, 1 Kaiserstrasse, Kaiserslautern, 67661 Germany, +49(0)631 3679 3979, info@ramsteinu sedcars.com. Find all of our cars on 2019 Toyota Corolla SE, Sedan / SaFindItGuide.com! loon, $19,995. Patriot Military Automobiles GmbH - Kaiserslautern, 22 Kaiser- 2019 Volkswagen Jetta S, Sedan / Sastrasse, Kaiserslautern, 67661 Germa- loon, $18,495. Patriot Military Automony, +49 (0) 631 892 932 90, contact@pa biles GmbH - Sigonella, SP 105 C, Beltriot-autos.net. Find all of our cars on passo, 95032 Italy, +39 095 6140067, FindItGuide.com! contact@patriot-autos.net. Find all of 2019 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport 4x4, Pickup, US, Rear, 6-Speed Manual (M), $35,999 (S4192). The Used Car Guys - Kaiserslautern, Weilerbacher Strasse 10, Kaiserslautern, 67661 Germany, 0631-68031210, kaiserslautern@ usedcarguys.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com!

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2019 Volkswagon Jetta S, Sedan / Saloon, $18,499. Patriot Military Automobiles GmbH - Spangdahlem II, 1A Im Kreuzgarten, Spangdahlem, 54529 Germany, contact@patriot-autos.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com!

2020 BMW X1 xDrive28i, SUV, $35,999. Patriot Military Automobiles GmbH - Spangdahlem II, 1A Im Kreuzgarten, Spangdahlem, 54529 Germany, contact@patriot-autos.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com!

2020 Chevrolet Malibu LT, Sedan / Saloon, US, Front, $20,499 (S4387). The Used Car Guys - Spangdahlem, 45 Hillstrasse, Spangdahlem, 54529 Germany, 06565 957 315, mitch@usedcar guys.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com! 2019 VW Jetta R-Line, Sedan / Saloon, $21,799. Patriot Military Automobiles GmbH - Aviano I, 40 Via Pordenone, Aviano, 33081 Italy, +39 0434 677031, contact@patriot-autos.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com!

2020 BMW 430i Gran Coupe, Sedan / Saloon, $38,999. Patriot Military Automobiles GmbH - Ramstein II, 47 Kindsbacher Str., Ramstein-Miesenbach, 66877 Germany, +49 (0) 6371 5981520, contact@patriot-autos.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com! 2020 BMW 5 Series 530i xDrive (AWD), Sedan / Saloon, US, AWD/ 4WD, 8-Speed Shiftable Automatic w/ Sport Transmission (A), $43,999 (S4522). The Used Car Guys - Kaiserslautern, Weilerbacher Strasse 10, Kaiserslautern, 67661 Germany, 063168031210, kaiserslautern@usedcar guys.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com! 2020 BMW 5 Series 530i xDrive (AWD), Sedan / Saloon, US, AWD/ 4WD, 8-Speed Shiftable Automatic w/ Sport Transmission (A), $43,999 (S4515). The Used Car Guys - Stuttgart, 6 Robert-Bosch-Strasse, Schoenaich, 71101 Germany, 01727 129 046, stuttgart@usedcarguys.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com!

2020 BMW X2 xDrive28i AWD, SUV, US, AWD/4WD, 8-Speed Shiftable Automatic (A), $36,999 (S4594). The Used Car Guys - Kaiserslautern, Weilerbacher Strasse 10, Kaiserslautern, 67661 Germany, 0631-68031210, kaiserslau tern@usedcarguys.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com! 2020 Chevrolet Malibu LT, Sedan / Saloon, $21,495. Patriot Military Automobiles GmbH - Kaiserslautern, 22 Kaiserstrasse, Kaiserslautern, 67661 Germany, +49 (0) 631 892 932 90, contact@pa triot-autos.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com!

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Virtual Explorer:

7 great sites in Spain

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by MilitaryInGermany.com Spain is vast, beautiful and geographically diverse. Given its history, it is also one of the most culturally rich places in Europe. In addition, it offers mountains, beaches, deserts, plains and some of the world’s best cities. In short, it’s a tourist’s dream.

This is true even when actual tourism isn’t particularly possible. However, there are a number of very cool virtual tours that do an outstanding job of bringing Spain to you. Check out these seven great spots, and immerse yourself in the history, art, and majesty of Spain.

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La Sagrada Familia, Barcelona Few things define the city of Barcelona as well as the designs of Antoni Gaudi. The basilica of La Sagrada Familia is perhaps his most famous work. Whatever your opinion of the undulating facades and towering spires that almost seem to be melting, this place has charisma. In real life, you can’t take your eyes off it. The virtual tour does a great job of recreating what it’s like to be there, and in showing off the unique and colorful interior. Take the virtual tour: https://sagradafamilia.org/en/virtual-tour

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The Alcázar, Seville This royal palace is brilliant. It has an incredible history that stretches from medieval Moorish kings to the current Spanish royals who use it as a residence when they’re in town. The gardens, architecture and art are all exquisite. Discover why the Alcázar of Seville is generally regarded as one of the most beautiful places in Spain. Take the virtual tour: https://artsandculture.google.com/entity/ alc%C3%A1zar-of-seville/m08dfpy?categoryid=place


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Segovia There’s something special about Segovia. An hour north of Madrid, it’s one of the cities (along with Toledo) that encapsulates the things that make Spain special. Segovia has an immense cathedral, a brilliant castle, a manageable-sized downtown, and a truly fantastic Roman aqueduct. This virtual tour gives you a birds-eye view of those places (and more), all set to a Spanish classical guitar soundtrack that is positively Segovian.

Dali Theater-Museum, Figueres In the 20th century, Spanish artist Salvador Dali rocketed to fame through virtue of his surrealist paintings, outsized personality, epic mustache and willingness to push boundaries. This virtual tour does an outstanding job of capturing Dali. It also offers one of the best virtual tours out there – highly entertaining, informative and provocative (in a good way).

Take the virtual tour: https://www.airpano.com/360photo/segovia-spain/

Take the virtual tour: https://www.salvador-dali.org/en/museums/dali-theatremuseum-in-figueres/visita-virtual/

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Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao Dedicated to being a monument of contemporary art, the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao succeeds in a staggeringly excellent fashion. The building itself is a work of art. What’s contained inside the building isn’t so bad, either – masterpieces from modern giants like Andy Warhol, Mark Rothko, and Jean-Michel Basquiet, among others. Take the virtual tour: https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/guggenheimbilbao

Global Soccer Giants: Real Madrid and FC Barcelona Perhaps nothing defines modern Spain so much as fútbol, or soccer as we Americans have a tendency to call it. Fans the world over are passionate supporters of Real Madrid and FC Barcelona, two of the world’s most famous clubs, both of which play in the Spanish premier league (or La Liga). If you’re a fan of these clubs – or even if you’re not – check out virtual tours of their two iconic stadiums. Visit the Camp Nou, FC Barcelona’s home stadium: https://www.youvisit.com/ tour/campnou Visit Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, Real Madrid’s home stadium: https://www. realmadrid.com/en/santiago-bernabeu-stadium/virtual-tour-3d

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»»Due to host nation regulations to prevent the spread of COVID-19, some community events may be cancelled or postponed. Please verify the status before making plans to attend a community event. »» Blended Learning Lifeguard Course: Become a certified lifeguard with the Blended Learning Lifeguard Course at the Aquatic Center. Becoming a lifeguard has never been easier with your classroom training now online, get it done anywhere and when it works best for you! Finish off your certification in the pool once your online coursework is completed. Must be 16 years of age or older and pass the swim prerequisites of a 300 meter continuous swim, two minutes treading water with no hands, a timed swim with a 10 pound weight. Courses will be offered starting Mar. 23 and Aug. 24. For more information and to register, contact the Aquatic Center, Wetzel Kaserne, Bldg. 8897, 531-2904, 06311-143-2904. »» BOSS President wanted in Kaiserslautern: Are you a single service member looking for ways to get more involved in the community? Well BOSS or Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers in the Kaiserslautern community is looking for a new President! The BOSS program represents the voice of the single Soldier by advocating for quality issues on the installation, in the barracks, recreation, leisure and beyond. If you are in the Kaiserslautern commuting area and are interested in learning more or applying to become the next BOSS President, please contact Tucker Wakefield at 0611-143-541-9058. »» Seeking a Licensed Esthetician for the All About You Spa: Baumholder Family and MWR is looking for a contractor to provide esthetician services at the All About You Spa. Enjoy great earning potential while doing something you love! Candidates must have proof of certification. All applicants should contact Mr. Barton Newton at 531-2915, 0611-143-531-2915. »» SKIES Spring Break Soccer Camp: SKIES Unlimited will be offering a Spring Break Soccer Camp taught by professional soccer coaches at the Pulaski Track Field Mar. 29 – Apr. 2. Enroll your child ages 2-16 in this week long program that is divided up by age. Times and prices vary by age. For more registration or to enroll, contact Parent Central

Services, Rhine Ordnance Bks., Bldg. 162, 541-9065/ 9066/ 9067, 0611-143-541-9065/ 9066/ 9067. »» “Hello Dolly!” auditions: KMC Onstage presents the classic golden age Broadway production Hello Dolly! And you are invited to play your part! Come prepared to audition with 60 seconds or less of music to sing (prerecorded tracks on a mobile device and in the style of Hello Dolly!, not actual the actual songs, are preferred), cold read auditions as well as learning short choreography. No experience necessary, casting multiple roles plus ensemble. Auditions will be held at the KMC Onstage Theater Mar. 29 & 30 from 6-8 p.m. For more information, contact KMC Onstage, Kleber Kaserne, Bldg. 3232, 0631-411-6626, 483-4116626. »» SKIESUnlimited seeking instructors: Do you have a passion and experience in Arts & Recreation, Sports & Fitness, Mentoring & Intervention or Academic & Life Skills? Be a SKIESUnlimted Instructor and share you skills to the community’s youth and earn extra money. For more information, contact SKIESUnlimited at 06371-86-5414, 486-5412. »» No Cook Fridays in March at the Rheinlander Convention Center: Celebrate the end of the work week with a delicious cozy meal you can pick up and bring home with you! Every Friday, the Rheinlander Convention Center is offering No Cook Fridays with new meal options each week! Mar. 12: Fish Night, Mar. 19: Schnitzel Night and Mar. 26: Burger Night. To see all menu options and to place your order through Webtrac, visit Baumholder.armymwr.com or contact Rheinlander Convention Center, Smith Bks., Bldg. 8085, 531-2887, 0611-143-531-2887. »» Baumholder ACS has moved! Attention Baumholder folks, ACS has moved over to Smith Barracks. Find all the same services that you know and love on Smith Bks., Bldg. 8666. For more information, contact ACS at 531-2850, 0611143-531-2850. »» Army Community Service by appointment only or online: The Baumholder (Clinic Kaserne, Bldg. 8746) and Kaiserslautern location (Kleber Kaserne, Bldg. 3210) are available to you. To maximize social distancing, please call in advance for an appointment. Appointments can be made at both the Kleber and at the Baumholder office by

calling Mon-Wed & Fri from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and Thu from 8 a.m.12 p.m., closed all holidays. For more information, please contact Kaiserslautern ACS on Kleber Kaserne at 541-9000, 0611-143541-9000 or Baumholder ACS on Smith Bks. at 531-2850, 0611-143531-2850. »» Virtual St. Patrick’s Day 5K Run/ Walk: Deck yourself out in your favorite running shoes and best St. Paddy’s garb to participate in the Virtual St. Patrick’s Day 5K Run/ Walk that you can do anywhere you want Mar. 17 between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. To qualify for an award for first, second or third place for the top three male/ female categories, submit a photo of your time from your fitness or smart phone app to our USAG Rheinland-Pfalz MWR Sports, Fitness & Aquatics page. For more information, contact Hall of Champions, Smith Bks., Bldg. 8105, 531-2836, 0611-143-531-2836. »» Easter Lunch to go from Armstrong’s Club: Don’t pass up your Easter tradition of getting Easter lunch this year, just get it togo! Enjoy a three-course meal and fill your table at home with a mixed green garden salad with Italian dressing, buns, potato gratin, rice, antipasti vegetables, both roasted beef in thyme sauce and chicken breast filets in mushroom sauce and a chocolate pudding with vanilla sauce for dessert. You can make sure you have enough by ordering your meal through Webtrac (required before the close of business Apr. 3) for two ($40), six ($100) or ten people ($180). Pick-up for meals will be 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Apr. 4. For more information contact Armstrong’s Club, Vogelweh Housing, Bldg. 1036, 541-9115, 0611-143-5419115. »» Youth Sports & Fitness looking for volunteer coaches: Both the Baumholder and Kaiserslautern Youth Sports Programs are seeking those who have a passion for sports and enjoy coaching and mentoring young athletes for the upcoming spring season. Support the community’s youth by sharing your skills and experience coaching archery, baseball, coach pitch, cross country, golf, softball, soccer, T-ball and track and field. Not only are you helping the youth and community as a whole, you can also collect volunteer hours towards promotions and awards and receive special discounts for your own children enrolled in sports activities. Make a difference

today and contact Baumholder Youth Sports on Wetzel Kaserne, Bldg. 8879, 531-2938/ 2937 or Kaiserslautern Youth Sports on Landstuhl, Bldg. 3819, 486-8375, 06371-86-8375. »» Blended Learning Lifeguard Course. Become a certified lifeguard with the Blended Learning Lifeguard Course at the Aquatic Center: Becoming a lifeguard has never been easier. With your classroom training now online, get it done anywhere and when it works best for you! Finish off your certification in the pool once your online coursework is completed. Must be 16 years of age or older and pass the swim prerequisites of a 300-meter continuous swim, two minutes treading water with no hands, and a timed swim with a 10 pound weight. Courses will be offered starting Mar. 23 and Aug. 24. For more information and to register, contact the Aquatic Center, Wetzel Kaserne, Bldg. 8897, 531-2904, 06311-143-2904. »» Pulaski Automotive Skills Drop-Off Services Available: Don’t have time to sit around and wait for your oil change or tire service? Either stop by the Pulaski Automotive Skills Center between 8 and 9 a.m. Mon – Fri to drop your vehicle off for service or you can make an appointment prior to drop-off. Staff will provide you with a time before 4 p.m. that same day to pick up your vehicle. For more information or to make your appointment, contact Pulaski Automotive Skills Center, Pulaski Bks., Bldg. 2859, 493-4167, 0631340-4167. »» Painting with Emiliee in March: Create a new masterpiece and pick up some tips along the way when you paint your own artwork all from the comfort of your home! This month, follow alongside Emilee online with a flower painting. Cost is $15.95 and covers the cost of the supplies and materials as well as the link to the online class. For more information and registration, contact the Arts & Crafts Center, Smith Bks., Bldg. 8104, 531-2895, 0611-1433-5312895. »» 24/7 Fitness Center access: Active duty members now have 24/7 access to both the Landstuhl and Mountaineer Fitness Centers. To register, simply stop by the participating fitness centers to ensure you have a RecTrac account, review the updated rules and sign a liability waiver.

For more information, contact either Landstuhl Fitness Center, Landstuhl, Bldg. 3720, 486-7172, 06371-86-7172 or Mountaineer Fitness Center, Smith Bks., 8220, 531-3405, 0611-143-531-3405. »» Crafting with Anastasia: Enjoy a monthly craft when you join Anastasia each month for another fun project! Pick up your project kit of the month by visiting the Arts & Crafts Center. Each kit comes with everything you need to complete your project as well as a link to watch the online how-to video. Pick up a few extra kits to mail to family and friends and you all can have a virtual craft party anywhere, anytime! For more information, contact the Arts & Crafts Center, Smith Bks., Bldg. 8104, 531-2895, 0611-1433-531-2895. »» Certified Water Safety Instructor: Are you a certified Water Safety Instructor? Do you have a passion for teaching swim lessons? If so, contact the Aquatic Center to become a contractor! Enjoy sharing your passion by helping the community acquire a valuable life skill, all while setting your own hours and making extra income. For more information, contact the Aquatics Center, Wetzel Kaserne, Bldg. 8897, 531-2904, 0611-143531-2904. »» Register for RecTrac today! Next time you visit an MWR facility such as the Arts & Crafts Center, Automotive Skills Center, the Fitness Center (to include the Aquatic Center), the Library, Outdoor Recreation, Spa or Warrior Zone, take a quick minute to register for RecTrac! RecTrac is not only free, but also your fast pass to access all fitness centers (currently for active duty only) and is a great way to take advantage of so many MWR services and activities in the Kaiserslautern and Baumholder communities! For more information, head over to Kaiserslautern.armymwr.com or Baumholder.armymwr.com. »» Effective now: Fitness centers extended hours: Active duty members can now take advantage of the extended hours of operation at the Sembach, Kleber, Rhine Ordnance Barracks, Landstuhl, Hall of Champions and Mountaineer Fitness Centers with doors now being open Mon-Fri: 5:30 a.m.-8 p.m., Sat & Sun: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and federal & training holidays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Please go to Kaiserslautern.armymwr.com or Baumholder.armymwr.com for more details.


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CINEMA & HOME CINEMA HIGHLIGHTS

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

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MOVIE | Crime, Thriller

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MOVIE | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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MOVIE | Action, Thriller

MOVIE | Comedy, Drama, Music

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Pitch Perfect (2012)

Ocean’s Eleven (2001)

Veronica Mars (2014)

Patriot Games (1992)

Moxie (2021)

Beca, a college freshman, reluctantly joins an all-girls a cappella group and later infuses freshness into their repertoire. They then take on a male a cappella group in a competition. Cast: Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow, Rebel Wilson Director: Jason Moore

Danny Ocean is a man of action. Less than 24 hours into his parole from a New Jersey penitentiary, the charismatic thief is already rolling out his next plan. Danny orchestrates the most sophisticated, elaborate casino heist in history. Cast: George Clooney, Brad Pitt Director: Steven Soderbergh

Having left behind her private detective days, Veronica is now an aspiring lawyer in New York. But when she returns to her hometown to solve a murder mystery, she finds it hard to leave once again. Cast: Kristen Bell, Jason Dohring, Enrico Colantoni Director: Rob Thomas

Ex-CIA agent Jack Ryan impedes an attack by the IRA in London and ends up slaying one of the terrorists. However, the dead man’s brother soon escapes and vows revenge against Jack. Cast: Harrison Ford, Sean Bean, Anne Archer Director: Phillip Noyce

Fed up with the sexist and toxic status quo at her high school, a shy 16-year-old finds inspiration from her mother’s rebellious past and anonymously publishes a zine that sparks a school-wide, comingof-rage revolution. Cast: Hadley Robinson, Lauren Tsai Director: Amy Poehler

MOVIE | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

MOVIE | Comedy, Drama, Family

MOVIE | Animation, Action, Adventure

MOVIE | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

MOVIE | Comedy

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Tangled (2010)

Air Bud (1997)

The Lego Movie (2014)

Rapunzel, a naive and young girl, is locked up by her overly protective mother. Her wish to escape into the world outside finally comes true when she meets the good-hearted thief, Flynn. Cast: Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi, Donna Murphy Directors: Nathan Greno, Byron Howard

A lonely boy befriends a stray dog who has a natural talent for basketball and together they experience the highs and lows of life as their friendship remains solid through a series of escapades. Cast: Michael Jeter, Kevin Zegers, Wendy Makkena Director: Charles Martin Smith

Emmet, an ordinary individual prophesied to be the Special, is entrusted with a huge responsibility of saving the Lego world from the cruel ways of Lord Business. Cast: Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks Directors: Christopher Miller, Phil Lord

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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001)

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)

Harry Potter, an eleven-year-old orphan, discovers that he is a wizard and is invited to study at Hogwarts. Even as he escapes a dreary life and enters a world of magic, he finds trouble awaiting him. Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint Director: Chris Columbus

Ferris Bueller, a high school student, fakes sickness to stay at home and spends the rest of the day with his best friend and girlfriend. Meanwhile, his principal tries to spy on him. Cast: Matthew Broderick, Mia Sara Director: John Hughes

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