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Volume 37, number 8

Ramstein hosts contest Story and photo by Airman 1st Class Jordan Castelan 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs


David Bidwell III, 8, son of David Bidwell Jr., performs a martial arts demonstration during the 13th annual U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa Martial Arts Tournament Feb. 23 on Ramstein. The USAFE-AFAFRICA Martial Arts Tournament is a way for all participants ages 3 to 18 to test their martial arts skills against their peers.

he Ramstein Southside Fitness Center hosted the 13th annual U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa martial arts tournament Feb. 23. The contest saw participants from as far away as Aviano Air Base, Italy. Participants’ ages ranged from 3 to 18 years old. Age brackets were arranged and challengers faced off in a battle of martial arts prowess to determine the winner. Skill levels of those who competed varied. Neverthe-

less, several of the excited young competitors said there was a new level of confidence and enjoyment that was achieved. “I’m happy,” said David Bidwell III, 8, son of David Bidwell Jr. “I got second (place).” David said he learned he should always give it his best and have fun during any competition. The battle for first place in David’s division was close. “I feel good,” said Jaeden Hose, 8, son of Master Sgt. Mathew Hose, 521st Air Mobility Operations Wing Air See MARTIAL ARTS, Page 3

Baumholder medics, German troops train for roadside bombs Story and photos by Sgt. 1st Class Randall Jackson 30th Medical Command

Military Saves Week: Commit yourself to saving money and organizing your finances.


Tip of the Week


A German army Dingo vehicle drives through a simulated roadside bomb blast during joint training with the 421st Multifunctional Medical Battalion at Baumholder Training Area Feb. 20. This training helps U.S. Army Europe meet its goal of strengthening the interoperability of its partner nation land forces and sets conditions to build coalitions for future overseas contingency operations.

BAUMHOLDER, Germany — When the heat and flames from an explosion caused by a simulated improvised explosive device blast rocked their Dingo, German soldiers reacted quickly, speeding through the kill zone to safety. The scenario was part of a counter IED and convoy live fire exercise Feb. 20 here. The 421st Multifunctional Medical Battalion hosted their German partner unit, the 950th Operation Information Battalion. “When you get an IED going off next to you, it’s very important to stay focused,” said German Lt. Torben Anders. The Germans’ Dingo, a vehicle similar to the U.S. Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle, was among many German and U.S. vehicles used. The 421st MMB, a subordinate unit of the Sembach-based 30th Medical Command, provided Humvees, a few drivers, simulated casualties and an opposing force. German Polizei provided pyrotechnics with guidance from a Joint Multinational Training Center Counter IED expert. U.S. Army Staff Sgt. April Riddle, a native of Flint, Mich., normally works as a 421st food inspector. During the training, she played a village elder.

Army pilot closes career with final flight, Page 9

Pilates: a fresh breath of life, Page 24

See TRAINING, Page 3


As of Feb. 26


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Sequestration: How USAFE-AFAFRICA may be affected will meet all emerging requirements with the same poise and professionalism you routinely exhibit. Nevertheless, it won’t be As we approach the autoeasy. As General Welsh has matic budget cuts slated to go said, these cuts threaten to into effect today, I would like reduce our capability with to share some of my thoughts swift and significant effect on on how our command may our people, our readiness and be affected and how we will on our infrastructure. respond. Across the command, we are Our outstanding team of looking at deferring training resource managers has tirelessGen. Philip M. Breedlove opportunities and much needed ly planned for these cuts, and we are prepared to implement them if neces- maintenance on everything from our aircraft to sary. Regardless of what happens in the next our buildings. Our biggest challenge will be paying the bills couple of weeks, we will remain responsive to the needs of our combatant commanders and we generated from current and potential future by Gen. Philip M. Breedlove U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa commander

operations on the two continents we support. I want to be clear: We are continuing, and not just beginning, the critical task of shrewdly stewarding the resources we do have. Our nation faces a grave threat in its growing national deficit, and U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa is doing its part to help reduce this threat. We’ve curtailed the amount of travel we do to accomplish the mission and developed more efficient ways to provide base services. Through all of this effort, my priorities remain the same: our mission, our Airmen and our families. USAFE-AFAFRICA Airmen have always been the key to delivering responsive, decisive airpower, and I am confident you will continue to meet new challenges, accomplish the mission and ensure the security of our great nation.

Leadership on duty, balance in life by Lt. Col. Eric Springer 569th U.S. Forces Police Squadron commander



ormer Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Secretary of State Colin Powell once remarked, “Leadership is the art of accomplishing more than the science of management says is possible.” As this statement indicates, the difference between leadership and management is not simply semantic, but often is the crucial element in an organization achieving and sustaining its vision, especially during challenging times. What attributes define leaders, especially those with a balanced approach to life? Having worn an Air Force uniform for nearly 20 years and commanded three squadrons, I’ve had ample opportunities to observe the often vivid distinction between leaders and managers. What follows is my attempt to

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share those lessons, from many sources, which have sustained me as an Airman, husband and father. Leaders focus on developing and communicating vision, personally and professionally, as opposed to concentrating strictly on limited goals and objectives. This is not to say goals are unimportant; they can often serve as measures of a unit’s effectiveness. However, in a larger sense, they are either accomplished or not; in either case, they’re dead. A vision, on the other hand, is like the North Star. It’s always out of reach and unattainable, but always there to guide an organization onto the right azimuth. Leaders make the “hard calls.” They choose the difficult, honorable path instead of the easy, wrong one. Consider this story: I commanded a young lieutenant who discovered his subordinates had knowingly been storing unexpended high explosive munitions inappropriately on a range simply because they were too lazy to

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return this materiel to the munitions storage area. He had a choice to make at that point: cover up misconduct (the easy path) or hold those responsible accountable and expose his team to scrutiny (the hard path). The lieutenant chose wisely and learned that integrity is really just a word, until you’re on the hot seat. Leaders learn from the successes and failures of others, but don’t copy their style. A leader’s burden is to inspire the very best in their subordinates and sustain a culture of continuous improvement in their organization. This cannot be accomplished if you’re trying to be someone you aren’t. Be unique; be yourself. If you don’t, you’ll stifle your creativity and continuously fall short. Leaders realize leading is not necessarily about what they want, but about what their Airmen need and the mission requires. I had a squadron vision statement written prior to taking command of my first squadron along with objec-


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tives I wanted to achieve. A good chief redirected me with the knowledge that my squadron had been in combat for half of the last year and was recovering from the sight of seeing our teammates wounded and that maybe I should spend some time figuring out what the squadron needed from me instead of the other way around. It was a great point; we focused on taking care of people and building a high performing team. In the end, we achieved everything we set out to, but we were more apt to do so because of this emphasis. Leaders “make their own coffee.” To put it bluntly, managers believe “rank has its privileges,” while leaders realize they are first and foremost servants. The only true “privilege” rank affords is the capacity to achieve a greater positive effect for a larger group of people. Leaders show their humanity and humility by doing the seemingly menial tasks nobody See LEADERSHIP, Page 7

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Wing Safety recognized as best in Air Force by Senior Airman Whitney Stork 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs


he 86th Airlift Wing safety office won the Air Force Chief of Safety Achievement Award for ground safety, Category 2 Feb. 4. The unit was recognized for its outstanding achievement in ground safety program management for maintaining the largest and most complex base in U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa during 2012. “There were a bunch of people who came together and helped bring our office into the 21st century,” said Staff Sgt. John Paul Diaz, 86th AW safety office ground safety specialist. “We implemented new technological advances that make tracking data be able to give us a shorter

turnaround time to the squadrons who need it.” The 86th AW safety office provides service for all of USAFEAFAFRICA. They manage facilities, conduct inspections, track fire and health hazards, as well as manage programs for three wings with 54,000 Americans in the KMC and a $1.25 billion fleet of 29 aircraft. “For as large of a scale that our program covers, it’s great that the Air Force is capturing and recognizing that,” said Master Sgt. Christopher Wolfe, 86th AW ground safety superintendent. “In general, it’s hard to measure how well we’re doing, so we’re flattered and honored to be able to accept this award.” This is the first Air Force-level award they have won in three years. The agency has made a drastic transformation over the last

often,” Hoersch said. “That’s what it’s all about.” “We’re all working for one The 421st often conducts cause,” Riddle said. “We fight multinational training. In the together, so why not train last eight months, the battaltogether?” ion trained with Lithuanians, Roughly 60 German troops Slovenians and Africans. took part in the For the past four training. As many months, they have have yet to deploy held several events downrange, their with the 950th leaders understand Battalion. the importance Spc. Jvonte of these exercise Guthery, a scenarios before64th Medical hand. Detachment food “These training inspector, served drills, that’s what as a convoy driver. keeps our guys Guthery found that alive. If it comes German and U.S. to an IED, you can troops have a lot in common. never prepare sol— German Capt. Tim Hoersch “They’re just diers too much,” like us really. said German Capt. Tim Hoersch, a platoon lead- We’ve basically been haver from the 6th Company, ing fun training. We’re 950th Operation Information with each other from Battalion, who returned from sun up to sun down,” he an Afghanistan deployment a said. “When we go downrange, it’s not just us — month ago. “Training, training, train- it’s all of us. One team, one ing. Harder, faster, more fight.” TRAINING, from Page 1

“These training drills, that’s what keeps our guys alive. If it comes to an IED, you can never prepare soldiers too much.”

few years when it comes to the way the organization does their day-today tasks. “Disagreement is not disrespect,” said Richard Garsnett, 86th AW safety and occupational health manager. “We share ideas and best practices and remain open to better ways to accomplish solutions to challenging safety topics and issues.” Hard work and dedication is the focal point of success. In order to thrive, Airmen must work together and strive to be the best and complete the mission at hand. “The best safety organization operates as a cohesive team and together, no task is too great for the Ramstein safety team,” Garsnett said. “Bottom line, there is no “I” in team. Our Ramstein safety team works as a unified organization to keep Ramstein healthy, successful, flexible and adaptable to change.”

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Force Smart Operations for the 21st Century manager. “I was nervous during the contest though.” Jaeden also shared David’s viewpoint. “I feel like I did really good because I’ve been practicing so much,” Jaeden said. He said all his competitors showed just as much effort as he did and he felt they were all on even playing grounds. David and Jaeden both took home a lesson of humility and respect for each opponent they faced. Even the parents saw benefits from their children’s participation. “Martial arts provide a great tool for any child,” said the Thweatt family. “It allows (our son), Xavier, to exercise his body and mind. His morals and discipline have been reinforced through it.” The Thweatts said they believe Xavier and all those who competed have a stronger sense of accomplishment, confidence and the ability to overcome adversity. In a sense, David, Jaeden and Xavier encompass the main ideas of warrior fitness and resiliency. For more information about events being held at the fitness center, call 480-0295 or 06371-47-0295. For more information about youth events in the KMC, visit and click on “youth programs” in the family tab or call 480-6444 or 06371-47-6444.

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Reported Larcenies


FEB. 19 » Kindsbach: One debit card, $49.95.

FEB. 19

11:06 a.m.: Damage and larceny of government property was reported on Rhine Ordnance Barracks. 3:35 p.m.: Larceny of private property was reported in Kaiserslautern. 4 p.m.: Damage to private property, a minor traffic accident and fleeing the scene were reported on Landstuhl Post. 8:30 p.m.: An Article 92, failure to obey an order or regulation/allowing an individual to operate a U.S. Army Europe-plated vehicle without a USAREUR license, was reported in Kaiserslautern. 9:34 p.m.: A theft from a motor vehicle and debit card fraud was reported in Kindsbach.

FEB. 20

12:01 p.m.: A simple assault was reported on Sembach Kaserne. 1:29 p.m.: A major traffic accident with no injuries was reported on Daenner Kaserne. 2:30 p.m.: Larceny of government property was reported at Theater Logistics Support Center Europe. 3:20 p.m.: A failure to report was reported in Einsiedlerhof.

FEB. 21

7:30 a.m.: A major traffic accident was reported in Landstuhl. 2:45 p.m.: Damage to government property was reported on Sembach Kaserne. 5:47 p.m.: A simple assault was reported on Ramstein. 7:52 p.m.: A house break-in/larceny of private property was reported in Mackenbach. 11:30 p.m.: An Article 92, failure to obey a lawful order, was reported on Ramstein.

FEB. 22

8:57 a.m.: A minor traffic accident and fleeing the scene was reported in Kindsbach. 11:30 a.m.: Larceny of government/private property was reported in Miesau. 1:34 p.m.: Larceny of private property was reported on Miesau Army Depot. 2:42 p.m.: Operation of a USAREUR-plated vehicle without a USAREUR license was reported on Landstuhl Post. 2:42 p.m.: An Article 92, allowing an individual to operate a USAREUR-plated vehicle without a USAREUR license, was reported on Landstuhl Post. 4:50 p.m.: A vehicle theft was reported in Mannheim.

FEB. 23

5 a.m.: An Article 92, operating a USAREURplated vehicle without a USAREUR license, was reported in Kaiserslautern. 9:15 a.m.: An Article 134, dishonorably failing to pay a debt, was reported on Sembach Kaserne. 11:20 a.m.: A major traffic accident with no injuries was reported in Bann. 4 p.m.: A minor traffic accident and fleeing the scene was reported in Baumholder. 9:06 p.m.: A major traffic accident with injuries was reported on autobahn A-6 direction Saarbrücken.

FEB. 24

1:23 a.m.: An assault was reported in Kindsbach. 4:04 a.m.: An Article 111, drunken driving, was reported in Landstuhl.


Take Note

FEB. 20 » Hauptstuhl: One GPS, one hat, one pair of sunglasses, one USB converter, one spare car key, one connector cable and loose change.

• The 86th Medical Group will be closed from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 14. • The 86th Munitions Squadron will be closed for a 100 percent inventory March 25 to 29. The squadron will be unable to process any transactions during this time unless it is an emergency request signed by the respective group commander. Contact Munitions Operations at 4805715/5725 with any questions or concerns.

Promotion social

A senior master sergeant promotion release social will be held from 3:10 to 4:30 p.m. today at the Ramstein Enlisted Club. Family, friends, co-workers, supervisors and leadership are invited.

Patient Safety Awareness Week

The 86th Medical Group will be celebrating Patient Safety Awareness Week Monday to March 8. Patient Safety Awareness Week is an annual education and awareness campaign for health care safety led by the National Patient Safety Foundation. The theme for this year is “7/365: 7 days of recognition, 365 days of

FEB. 21 » Mackenbach: One gold chain, one gold ring, one DVD/Blu-ray player, one navigation system and one hard drive. FEB. 22 » Miesau: One Dell laptop and one iPhone. FEB. 25 » Frankfurt International Airport: One fake Coach purse, one wallet containing €60 and $44, one U.S. passport, one stateside driver’s license, two Visa credit cards, one American Express credit card and prescription medication. 5:40 a.m.: An Article 111, drunken driving, was reported in Ramstein-Miesenbach. 7:29 a.m.: An Article 111, drunken driving, was reported in Kaiserslautern.

FEB. 25

6:44 a.m.: A major traffic accident with no injuries was reported in Ramstein-Miesenbach. 3:30 p.m.: Larceny of private property was reported at Frankfurt International Airport. 9:48 p.m.: Driving under the influence of a controlled substance was reported in Rodenbach.


Feb. 22 — 25 volunteers, 11 calls, 18 lives potentially saved. Feb. 23 — 17 volunteers, 10 calls, 25 lives potentially saved.

commitment to safe care.” Patients can ensure a safer experience with the health care system by being involved and informed about their treatment. Improving patient safety requires continuous learning and constant communication between caregivers, organizations and patients. As a patient, some of the things you can do to help us provide safe care include: never assume we have all your medical information, keep track of your medical history, work with your provider as a team, follow your treatment plan, know what medications you take, and update your contact information in DEERS. If you know of a process we can improve upon or feel you’ve been harmed in some way, report this through the Interactive Customer Evaluation, or ICE, at For more information, come visit the patient safety display from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Kaiserslautern Military Community Center or visit the National Patient Safety Foundation at (Courtesy of 86th Medical Group Patient Safety Office)

Community town hall

A community town hall meeting will be held

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

Tax assistance

The Ramstein Tax Center is open until June 15 in the Ramstein Legal Office, Bldg. 2137, across from the Southside Gym. Hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesdays; 9 a.m. to noon Thursdays, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays. Taxes are due April 15. Automatic extension will be until June 15. Walk-in only for military members and dependents; retirees and Department of Defense civilian employees must make an appointment at 06371-47-1040 or 480-1040.The tax centers on Kleber Kaserne and in Bldg. 3701 on Landstuhl are open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. For details, call the Kleber Tax Center at 0631411-7688 or 483-7688, and the Landstuhl Tax Center at 06371-86-6334 or 486-6334.

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First Sergeants’ Corner

Mentorship “Mentor” and “mentorship” are trendy words we use these days, but do we understand what these words truly mean? Have you ever heard anyone say, “Go mentor that Airman,” or, “Let me mentor you on something”? Additionally, some people believe their level of rank earns them an automatic ability to spread their mentorship to whomever they choose. This is a false assumption; rank alone does not make a person a mentor. Unlike a simple adviser, being a mentor is not directed or self-directed; it is earned. A mentor is described as a wise and trusted adviser. Two key words stand out: “wise” and “trusted.” So, when you advise your Airmen (whether pertaining to on- or off-duty situations and choices), do you understand what they are going through? Do you know how to help them or get them the proper help? Do you even care? Do you even know what you are talking about? Do they trust you? Have you created an environment where they know they can count on you when you say you’re going to do something? While you have expectations for your Airmen, don’t forget they have expectations for you also. In fact, only those Airmen can decide who their mentors are, not you. In other words, mentors are chosen by those needing the mentoring, not by those wanting to be mentors. Yes, a mentor is a title that is earned through a relationship of trust and wisdom, but it is not to be taken lightly. So, are you a mentor, an appointed adviser or neither? (Provided by Master Sgt. Dathan Hayes, 2nd Air Postal Squadron first sergeant)

Civil Engineers’ Corner

Construction at Vogelweh Gate 9 in Vogelweh Military Family Housing is undergoing construction. All roadwork is scheduled to be complete by March 8. The gate is open to traffic in both directions. Motorists are asked to exercise caution and obey traffic laws and regulations.





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Dumping debt

NCO turns finances around Story and photo by Rick Scavetta U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern Public Affairs When Staff Sgt. Joe Kibe recently vacationed with his family in Spain, his mind rested easy knowing his finances were in order. That wasn’t the case a year or so ago, before Army resources helped him tackle debts. Kibe, an NCO with the 903rd Contingency Contracting Command, owed roughly $50,000 when he moved to the KMC in mid-2011. He and his wife, Amy, saw an advertisement for Army Community Service financial readiness classes. “It can’t hurt to check out ways the Army offers — for free — opportunities to learn how to provide yourself a future,” Kibe said. “We said, ‘Let’s check that out.’” Each year in late February, during Military Saves week, ACS holds events and seminars to promote financial readiness, said Denise Fesel, who manages the ACS financial readiness program. The week of events reminds troops and their families to get back on the savings path, she said.

“We get caught up in the day. Sometimes we forget,” Fesel said. “It’s like riding a bicycle. You fall off. You might need to be reminded to get back on.” A former Marine, Kibe, 43, of Mechanicsburg, Pa., worked for FedEx as an independent contractor delivering packages, which earned him a nearly six figure salary — good money, but that’s where the financial problems began. “You start making money and you think you can live on a higher level,” Kibe said. “You start running the credit cards up, going on vacations, buying a house and buying cars. Your debt to income ratio gets a little out of hand.” He joined the Pennsylvania National Guard for extra money, became a finance Soldier and, in 2006, volunteered for an Iraq deployment. Around then, the Kibes took out a $8,000 loan from a mailed convenience check. That grew as high as $19,000. “That loan turned into a monster. It was a fallback to keep us afloat,” Kibe said. “The percent was so high that every payment went to the interest and late fees. It just kept going up.” A $15,000 tax-free re-

Staff Sgt. Joe Kibe, an NCO with the 903rd Contingency Contracting Command, buys a coffee at the Java Cafe on Kleber Kaserne. In the past year, he’s paid off much of his debts.

enlistment bonus, while serving as a finance NCO at Balad Air Base, wasn’t enough for them to get caught up. After his Iraq tour, Kibe decided to stay on active duty. A recruiter offered him $20,000 to leave immediately for Korea. That meant another year away from family, but they were trying to stay afloat, Kibe said. His next tour, at Fort Drum, N.Y., included housing — but less money. His house in Pennsylvania was in jeopardy. He had to work a deal with his bank to sell. Hoping for better promotion potential, Kibe reclassified for a new Army job in contracting. Then he got orders for Germany, moving there with Amy and daughter, Kaylie, 10. His son, Mark, 19, lives stateside. Finances remained a challenge. In fact, he owed roughly $50,000, including payments on a truck and various credit cards and loans. He’d pay minimums on

bills, sometimes less, Kibe admits. “We didn’t have a budget,” Kibe said. “We were just living paycheck to paycheck.” Significant debt affects you mentally and physically, Kibe said, adding how poor sleep, bad eating habits and stress made matters worse. “That never leaves your mind, whether you’re trying to sleep or at work,” Kibe said. “Those things eat at you.” Kibe enrolled in Financial Peace University, a 12-week DVD-based course where Dave Ramsey, a faith-based financial expert and motivational speaker, shared ideas on how to dump debt. The program, held at Daenner Kaserne, is run by U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern’s Religious Support Office. The Kibes have since turned things around. They See DEBT, Page 9

German Polizei Corner Don’t drink and drive

The safest way to keep your driver’s license is to remain sober while operating a vehicle. If you still choose to drink and drive, you are facing a risk eventually resulting in serious punishment. Below you will find the characterization for German alcohol limits. “Promille” (per mill) means one tenth of a percent blood alcohol: 0,0 Promille: For all drivers, ages 17 to 21, and newly licensed drivers of any age for the first two years. 0,3 Promille: Driving is illegal

if the driver is showing changes in behavior or causes a traffic accident (Relative Fahruntüchtigkeit). 0,5 Promille: If driving with this blood alcohol limit, expect a €500 fine and one month suspension of driver’s license minimum. 1,1 Promille: Driving with a 1,1 blood alcohol limit is a criminal offense. 1,6 Promille: From this point on, it is forbidden to use a bicycle Ways to avoid driving drunk: • Get a designated driver.

• Drink at locations within walking distance of your home. • Call a cab. • Search for services that will take both you and your car home if you are drunk. • Look for public transportation. • Ask the bartender for help and let him know if you are the designated driver. • Offer to pay for a cab or drive friends home if they are drunk. • Drink non-alcoholic beverages. Stay with your unit policies and drive safe!

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Airmen create learning environment, promote wing heritage by 2nd Lt. Kay M. Nissen 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs Members of the 521st Air Mobility Operations Wing unveiled a revamped classroom Feb. 15 at the NCO academy on Kapaun. The Airmen weren’t a part of a civil engineering construction team, but instead were four volunteers from the 521st AMOW who had a commitment to their wing heritage and professional development. “I’ve always had a knack for artsy projects and interior design, so I thought this was a great opportunity to show our AMOW support in the NCO academy,” said 1st Lt. Nicole Mancos, 721st Aerial Port Squadron air terminal operations flight commander. “It was for our future leaders to have a great classroom environment.” The project started in July 2012 when Senior Master Sgt. Rich Rizzo, 521st AMOW air transportation superintendent, called for volunteers for this unique opportunity. In addition to Mancos, Master Sgt. Colin Loring, 726th Air Mobility Squadron, and Staff Sgt. Lauren Camarena, 721st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, answered the call. The room included a refurbished brick wall, a custom Airman’s creed mirror and a new paint job. Highlights LEADERSHIP, from Page 2

else thinks they have time for. They shred their own papers, pack their own gear and make their own coffee — and pour a cup for the Airman on duty while they’re at it. Leaders train their replacements. They build their “legacy” through others. To paraphrase our Air Force chief of staff, Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, leaders leave their fingerprints on people, not organizations. Leaders take the time to “sharpen their axe.” Here’s the story: Two lumberjacks go into the woods to see who can bring down the most lum-

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Senior Master Sgt. Rich Rizzo, 521st Air Mobility Operations Wing air transportation superintendent, places bricks along the wall of the 521st AMOW heritage room at the Kisling NCO Academy on Kapaun. The heritage room was completed Feb. 15 by four volunteers from the 521st AMOW who had a commitment to their wing heritage and professional development.

included 11 graphics representing the AMOW’s 11 squadrons, which were custom designed by Loring, as well as a mural depicting the locations of the squadrons, which was painted by Mancos.

“It’s very rewarding and a sense of accomplishment,” said Camarena, who contributed to the 250-plus manhours needed to complete the project. “We put our stamp our mark on the wall.” The 521st AMOW celebrat-

ed 71 years since its establishment this month, and the new “Galaxy” room helped commemorate the wing’s heritage. The first students to pass through the classroom began classes Tuesday. “This is now the showcase

ber. One chops without stopping, while the other takes a 10-minute break every hour. When they finally compared their lumber piles, they determined the second man had chopped down the most lumber. The first asked incredulously, “How’d you do that? You were taking all of those breaks.” The second answered, “I wasn’t taking a break. I was sharpening up my axe.” The moral of this story is that leading effectively requires one to commit time each day to taking a step back and keeping their personal and professional “axe” sharp. In practice, this means dif-

ferent things for different people: a long run for one person, an hour on the Outdoor Recreation Center climbing wall for another. If you’re not keeping your axe sharp, it’s going to quickly become dull. Leaders follow their gut. Your brain, as good as it may be, can fail you during the “crunch times” of life, but it will rarely let you down if you are a person of character. To that end, leaders may often be highly analytical in assessing a situation, but will often decide based upon intuition. Leaders are inspirational optimists. This isn’t a matter of the glass being half full or

half empty; as a leader, the them here serves to bring out glass is always full. Leaders the leader in all of you. will never pass by an Airman without a word of encouragement. The purpose of this is simply because they realize Kaiserstr. 54 a (across from City Hall) encouragement and optimism 66849 Landstuhl are combat multipliers. Tel.: 06371-61 22 11 Open: Mon – Sat 10 – 6 Up until this point, I’ve discussed some guiding principles for leaders. Humor me by replacing “leader” in the passages above with “husforms band,” “father,” “peer” or creditAllcards Carpet VAT accepted “teammate” and you’ll hopecleaning and repair fully see these aren’t simply leadership principles, but moreover principles for living a balanced life. It is my hope that sharing

room,” said Chief Master Sgt. Christopher Moore, U.S. Air Forces in Europe Headquarters commandant of Kisling NCOA. “We’re proud of this room and are very thankful for the work the 521st put into it.”

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Army jet pilot closes 28-year career with final flight Story and photos by Rick Scavetta U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern As U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer 4 Robert Carpenter walks around the twinengine C-20 Gulfstream, he glances at his safety checklist — a routine he’s done every time he’s flown. Soldiers and civilian maintenance workers stop to talk to him as he boards the jet plane and climbs forward into the cockpit. “It’s bittersweet that this will be my last flight in the Army,” Carpenter said. “I’m going to miss the camaraderie. Carpenter, a pilot for the U.S. Army Priority Air Transport Command, Europe Detachment, is part of an elite team of Army pilots and flight stewards who are responsible for flying senior leaders, Congressmen and other dignitaries. After nearly 28 years in uniform, Carpenter will soon retire, leaving behind a storied military aviation career. “I’m lucky to be working with professionals,” Carpenter said. “I’m lucky to be here. In a lot of situations, previously in combat, I should have been dead.” He first enlisted in the Marine Reserves in 1985. On active duty, he maintained helicopters before joining the U.S. Army as a warrant officer. At Fort Rucker, Ala., he learned to fly the UH-1 Iroquois, known commonly as a Huey. He then flew the AH-1 Cobra and the OH-58 Delta, the Kiowa Warrior. On his right arm, Carpenter wears the 1st Infantry Division combat patch. While taxiing out of the hangar, he recalled how on April 7, 2004, he was shot down in Iraq’s Diyala province, northeast of Baghdad. He and his co-pilot, a female lieutenant, were flying over Baqubah when the enemy attacked with small arms fire and rocket propelled grenades. Three RPGs targeted the helicopter and one struck a rotor blade. A U.S. Special Forces team below watched as the aircraft began tearing itself apart. “I didn’t think we were going to make it. I made a mayday call,” Carpenter recalled, his voice drifting off. “We thought we were dead.” Yet, seven seconds later, they landed in a vacant lot and began to evade hostile forces. Carpenter commandeered an Iraqi’s vehicle to aid their escape, just as friendly forces arrived. “As I was jumping in, I heard the screeching tires of Humvees coming around the corner. Three Humvees from an MP unit showed up,” Carpenter said. He later flew a Dash 7 airplane with the 204th Military Intelligence Battalion during four more Iraq tours and served with USAPAT in Afghanistan. DEBT, from Page 6

went from 12 bills a year and a half ago, down to just two now. In early February, Kibe took his family to Spain.

U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer 4 Robert Carpenter prepares to fly a twin-engine C-20 Gulfstream, the last flight he would make as a military aviator.

On the Feb. 21 training flight, Chief Warrant Officer 5 Fernando Avila was at the controls beside Carpenter. He recalled the many times they’ve flown together. “It’s a privilege to do this last flight with him,” Avila said. “After almost 28 years of military service, he deserves credit for serving our nation.” Last year, while landing at Al Udeid Air Base, near Doha, Qatar, malfunction warnings appeared on their controls. It was a wiring problem, Avila said. Nine other elements failed. But Carpenter remained calm under pressure. “He got the airplane stopped and we got the passengers to where they needed to be,” Avila said. “It’s a good feeling to know the level of professionalism and knowledge that he has is there to help you when these things happen.” Carpenter met his wife Jill in Korea, where she was also in the military. They’ve been married 13 years and have two sons, Dakota and Skylar. Carpenter’s final Army flight signals the start of a new chapter in their lives, she said. They have plans to depart Germany in June and he’ll retire in November, she said. Carpenter may fly airplanes as a civilian contractor or return to helicopters, something he misses, he said. “Through it all, we overcame a lot of heartache with deployments,” Jill Carpenter said. “But, most of all, we’re happy.”

They rented a car, visited the Rock of Gibraltar, and didn’t worry about bills. “We took the Dave Ramsey information and did the budget and figured every-

thing out,” Kibe said. “The program helped us jumpstart how we were going to handle our finances.” Soldiers and family members can access a variety

After doing safety checks, Chief Warrant Officer 4 Robert Carpenter boards his final military flight, capping a 28-year career that included being shot down over Iraq.

of free financial readiness classes offered through ACS, Fesel said. She regularly sees Soldiers and their families in similar situations as the Kibes.

“Theirs is a classic case. I’m just happy that they took that first step,” Fesel said. “To watch them continue now, I know they are going to succeed.”

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MWD training

Singing for history

Life support

Staff Sgt. Michael Longo, an 86th Security Forces Squadron decoy, participates in takedown training with military working dog Jack Feb. 20 on Ramstein. Security forces working dogs assist security forces members in apprehending suspects.

Spc. Willy Hubbard, Headquarters, Headquarters Company, 18th Military Police Brigade, sings “A Change Is Gonna Come,” by Sam Cooke, at the Black History Month Observance Feb. 22 at the Kaiserslautern Community Activities Center on Daenner Kaserne.

Senior Airman Breanna Rose, 86th Operations Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment technician, cleans an oxygen mask aboard a C-130J Super Hercules Feb. 19. Aircrew flight equipment ensures all flight equipment is in working condition and ready to be used.

Photo by Airman 1st Class Dymekre Allen

Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Chlosta


Deicing Airmen from the 315th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Charleston Air Force Base, S.C., prepare to deice an aircraft before takeoff Monday on Ramstein. Aircraft deicing is a process in which liquid solutions are sprayed onto an aircraft during wintertime to both defrost and prevent future precipitation from freezing.

Eye check Capt. Jay Butler, 86th Aerospace Medicine Squadron optometry flight staff optometrist, gives an eye examination to Senior Airman Ericka Ribeiro, 86th AMDS ophthalmic journeyman, Feb. 21 on Ramstein. Butler instructed Ribeiro on how to operate the high powered microscope and how to test for prescriptions to ensure Airmen are prepared for the mission.

7th CSC Soldiers return from Afghanistan Photo by Airman 1st Class Hailey Haux

Staff Sgt. Lance Holbrook (left), Company D, 457th Civil Affairs Battalion, 361st CA Brigade, of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command’s 7th Civil Support Command, shakes hands with Lt. Col. James DeRose, commander of the 361st CA Bde., 7th CSC, as Holbrook returns from a deployment to Afghanistan Feb. 22.

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at ‘Apollo’

MAIN PHOTO: “Base Pay” raps during the Apollo Night Feb. 23 at Armstrong’s Club on Vogelweh. Apollo Night in the KMC traces its roots to the original event in Harlem, N.Y., and gives members of the KMC a chance to do something out of the ordinary. INSET: Poet Kevin Rice performs during Apollo Night.

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

John Snow, a drum instructor at the Vogelweh and Ramstein community centers, plays guitar and sings during Apollo Night.

Armstrong’s Club on Vogelweh Military Complex hosted Apollo Night Saturday in the same format as the famed Apollo Theater in Harlem, N.Y. There were boos, there were cheers and one talented musician walked away with the $500 prize. Apollo Night in the KMC traces its roots to the original event in Harlem and gives members of the KMC a chance to do something out of the ordinary. Shanda “Dizzy” Misse, host of the Apollo Night, pioneered the event and still hosts today. Every year she flies back to Germany from the U.S. to host the show. “I got started here in 2004 with the Vogelweh Community Center director,” Misse said. “We started an Apollo amateur night and expected 50 people but there were about 200 (who) showed up.” Contestants audition a week in advance to perfect routines and gather the confidence to perform for what, at times, can be a tough crowd. “This is great. The Apollo Night really brings people together,” said Ricky B, a singer of the two-man band Dukes of Daville. “We enjoy anytime we have a chance to make new fans.” The audience decided how long a contestant performed. If the crowd was pleased, the con-

Airman 1st Class Jesus Garcia, 721st Aerial Port Squadron air transportation specialist, plays guitar and sings.

testant could finish the performance. But if the mob was not amused, they would heckle until “Sandman” swept them off stage. The winner was decided by the intensity of the crowd’s applause to the performance. There were 13 contestants who performed. Some sang well-known songs, others performed completely original works varying from poetry to rap. At the end of the day, John Snow, a drum instructor at the Vogelweh and Ramstein community centers, won the crowd over. “There is always a nice buzz going on in the military community when Apollo comes up,” Misse said. Every year, Apollo amateur night keeps growing, drawing in more people to have the opportunity to enjoy a wide array of talented, or talentless, performers. Just last year there were nearly 1,000 people who came to the Apollo Night. The next Apollo Night will be held in July at Armstrong’s Club.

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39th Trans. Bn. cases colors for upcoming Afghan mission Story and photo by Staff Sgt. Warren W. Wright Jr. 21st Theater Sustainment Command Public Affairs


he 39th Transportation Battalion (Movement Control) of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command’s 16th Sustainment Brigade officially marked the beginning of their Afghan deployment by casing their unit colors during a ceremony Feb. 22 on Rhine Ordnance Barracks. Soldiers, family members and other guests were on hand to witness the traditional ceremony where the battalion commander and command sergeant major placed their battalion flag into a case, where it will remain until the unit arrives in Afghanistan and begins their mission. “The 39th has a distinguished history,” said Lt. Col. Michael S. Knapp, commander of the 39th Trans. Bn. “This is the third time our nation has called on the 39th to deploy since 2001.” “The 39th Movement Control Battalion is about to embark on one of the toughest and one of the most important missions in Afghanistan,” said Col. Michael C. Snyder, the deputy commanding officer for the 21st TSC. “I can tell you with conviction, this team is well led, motivated, trained and committed to getting the job done.”

Lt. Col. Michael S. Knapp, commander of the 39th Transportation Battalion (Movement Control) of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command’s 16th Sustainment Brigade, and Command Sgt. Maj. Gussie B. Bellinger, command sergeant major of the 39th Trans. Bn., case their battalion flag during a ceremony Feb. 22 on Rhine Ordnance Barracks.

While deployed, the 39th Trans. Bn. will be the only movement control battalion in the country and will be responsible for all movement

control throughout Afghanistan. “I feel great about (our mission),” said Command Sgt. Maj. Gussie B. Bellinger, the 39th Trans. Bn.

command sergeant major. “I think this is one of the most important things that is leading us out of Afghanistan.”

21st TSC platoon sergeants set example, take care of Soldiers by Staff Sgt. Alexander A. Burnett 21st Theater Sustainment Command Public Affairs This is a mission performed by selected NCOs 24 hours a day, seven days a week. On any given day, a leader holding this position might work until late at night, run information from the top levels of the Army to his or her Soldiers and even bring aid or counsel to a Soldier in need. This is the life of a platoon sergeant. The platoon sergeants of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Special Troops Battalion, 21st Theater Sustainment Command, have a unique mission they perform in addition to their normal duties. A platoon sergeant’s duty day officially begins with the first accountability formation held right before physical readiness training. The NCO must have 100 percent visibility of all Soldiers, NCOs and officers within their platoon and report by a number list to the company first sergeant. The platoon sergeant then conducts morning PRT with the company or platoon. “My morning starts at 5 a.m. when I do early physical readiness training with some of the members of my platoon,” said Sgt. 1st Class Raymond

M. Jones, HHC, STB platoon sergeant and the 21st TSC senior supply sergeant. “When I report to the first sergeant before I do physical readiness training with the rest of the platoon, I have to be able to report all medical appointments, status or meetings for every Soldier.” Every day it is the platoon sergeant’s mission to take care of all Soldiers in their platoon no matter what the need. Their duties include administering the Army physical fitness test, handling personnel and pay issues, providing professional counsel, conducting inventories, assigning details and taskings, coordinating basic Soldier training, and monitoring Soldier physical fitness development. They perform all of these duties in addition to their primary mission within the command. “The platoon sergeants here come from all sections and military occupational specialties within this command including legal, logistics, personnel management, supply and maintenance,” said 1st Sgt. Oscar Castellon, the HHC, STB first sergeant. “Some of their greatest challenges stem from having to balance their daily mission within this command and taking care of the Soldiers within their platoon.” Unlike platoon sergeants working in combat arms companies, being a platoon sergeant in the “First in

Support” command is an additional duty performed by selected NCOs. In combat arms units, the platoon sergeant coordinates all training, missions and daily life for the Soldiers under their charge. The 21st TSC platoon sergeants face the final challenge of coordinating training and mission requirements around each of the command’s individual section training. “Every section within this command is working on a different schedule with different appointments, meetings and deadlines,” Jones said. “It is our mission to make sure that these sections take care of their basic Soldier needs while working around their schedules.” With the high operational tempo and mission requirements within the command, platoon sergeants continue to set the example and take care of their Soldiers. They display a professional attitude and ability every day while accomplishing the many missions with which they are tasked. “Being a platoon sergeant is a difficult but very rewarding job,” said Sgt. 1st Class Erica Stenson, an HHC, STB platoon sergeant, and operations NCO with the 266th Financial Management Support Center. “Watching Soldiers grow and develop into leaders is one of the best aspects of being a platoon sergeant.”

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Military Saves Week

Photo by Airman 1st Class Jordan Castelan

Photo by Senior Airman Aaron-Forrest Wainwright

Lt. Col. Lars Zetterstrom, U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern commander, Capt. Louis Tripoli, Landstuhl Regional Medical Center deputy director for Navy personnel, Col. Michael Monson, 86th Mission Support Group commander, and Gunnery Sgt. Jasper Heilig, Marine Hospital Liaison Team Detachment Wounded Warrior Battalion senior NCOIC, stand together around the 2013 Military Saves Week proclamation Monday on Ramstein. The 2013 Military Saves Week campaign was kicked off at the Kaiserslautern Military Community Center. The event included an informational fair and a ceremonial cake cutting, followed by a Veterans Affairs briefing. Military Saves Week gives service members, civilians and their families an opportunity to learn practical financial planning and management skills in an effort to encourage military families to “build wealth, not debt.� The first quarter emphasis of the weeklong campaign is savings and investing.

Photo by Airman 1st Class Jordan Castelan

Community Bank employees Perry Nikifroff and Mandy Catlin wait for patrons during the Lt. Col. Lars Zetterstrom, U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern commander, signs the 2013 Military Military Saves Week. Saves Week proclamation Monday in the Kaiserslautern Military Community Center on Ramstein.

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Photo by Senior Airman Aaron-Forrest Wainwright

Representatives from different organizations were available to help customers at the informa- Informational booths from different organizations are set up during Military Saves Week in the tional fair Monday in the Kaiserslautern Military Community Center on Ramstein. Kaiserslautern Military Community Center on Ramstein.

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Customs clearance a must when selling cars in Germany by Robert Szostek Customs Public Affairs HEIDELBERG, Germany — U.S. personnel must get a customs “Permit to Transfer” when transferring a U.S. Army Europe-plated vehicle to a non-ID cardholder in Germany. Failure to get the permit could mean a hefty tax demand from German Customs. “It is essential to get a permit to transfer before you sell, donate or transfer a car to a German car dealer, junkyard or person who is not an ID cardholder,” said Fred Evans, chief of services at the USAREUR Customs Executive Agency in Heidelberg, Germany. This applies even if the vehicle was wrecked in an accident and you did not receive any money for it, he added. If you do not obtain this permit, you will eventually fail to clear vehicle registration when it is time to PCS. Customs authorities also may require you to prove what happened to the vehicle. “This is obviously very difficult if the car was crushed long ago, you are in the middle of clearing out of Europe and you have no record of where the car went,” Evans continued. If you cannot show what happened to the vehicle, you may be identified in a military police report and subject to disciplinary action. You may also have to pay a hefty tax demand based upon the value of the vehicle in addition to possible fines and penalties from German Customs authorities. The “Permit to Transfer” (AE Form 550-175B) is available at the U.S. Forces customs office serving your garrison. More information on selling personal property in Germany the right way is available online at mil/opm/Infosheet2-AEF550-175B.pdf, in Army in Europe Regulation 550-175, U.S. Forces Customs Controls In Germany, or by contacting your local U.S. forces customs office.

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First rotation of personnel, aircraft arrives in Poland by 2nd Lt. Katrina Cheesman 52nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany — The first rotation of aircraft to the Poland Aviation Detachment (Av-Det), Detachment 1, arrived at Powidz Air Base, Poland, on Feb. 22. For this first rotation, a number of U.S. Air Force 37th Airlift Squadron C-130J Hercules and personnel from Ramstein are training with the Polish Air Force at Powidz Air Base. It started Feb. 22 and will end March 9. While types of U.S. aircraft will vary, up to 200 uniformed military personnel and civilian contractors rotate on a quarterly basis. Sixty-six U.S. Air Force personnel from Ramstein will interact and train with the Polish airmen. This increased cooperation between the two nations will strengthen international interoperability for NATO allies through regular combined training exercises. The Av-Det was activated in November 2012 and marked the first enduring presence of U.S. military members on Polish soil. The Av-Det in Poland makes it possible for Poland to host other allied Air Force elements and to serve as a regional hub for air training and multinational exercises. The Av-Det also facilitates and enables combined U.S. and Poland training and exer-

“We’re going to see for the first time the fruits of our labor. Having the 37th Airlift Squadron deploy, execute and redeploy successfully will bring a sense of satisfaction and accomplishment to the members of the Av-Det.” — Maj. Matthew Spears, Detachment 1 commander cises to increase air support to NATO. “We’re going to see for the first time the fruits of our labor,” said Maj. Matthew Spears, Detachment 1 commander, on the occasion of the first aircraft and personnel rotation. “Having the 37th Airlift Squadron deploy, execute and redeploy successfully will bring a sense of satisfaction and accomplishment to the members of the Av-Det.” Although U.S. Air Force aircraft have trained previously in Poland, this first rotation differs from other occasions. “The Av-Det focuses on opportunities to engage with (the Polish air force) on all fronts,” Spears said. “The Av-Det seeks to increase interoperability, not just with our aircrews but across the entire spectrum of both air forces’ capabilities.”

LRMC migrating to DOD email server in March A

lthough the staff at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center will have their email account names changed and moved to a different stateside server Wednesday and Thursday, the transition will be seamless for any beneficiaries corresponding with physicians, nurses, techs and other hospital employees. The Europe Regional Medical Command servers that house not only LRMC,

but all outlying clinics, such as Kleber and Baumholder, will transition to the Army Enterprise Email service managed by the Defense Information Systems Agency this month. All MEDCOM email accounts ending in “” will be migrated by the end of March. As such, all LRMC email user addresses will change to a standard Department of Defense format being adopt-

ed by all services based on government employment status. The standard name format will be “” For example, john.d.smoe. for military, for civilians, john.d.smoe. for local nationals and john.d.smoe.ctr@ for contractors. LRMC’s Information Technology Project man-

ager for the transition, Jay Thomson, noted that users will still receive emails to their old address. “Both email accounts will be active during the transition so nothing is lost,” he said. “A copy of the user’s AMEDD account inbox data will be moved to the DISA server.” Aside from merging all military services on one server and having DOD users in one unified Global Address

Listing search engine, the accounts will remain active and follow members through permanent change of station moves, temporary duty assignments and unit relocations. The new accounts will also provide 4 GB of email storage — more than 40 times the current 100 MB limit. (Courtesy of Landstuhl Regional Medical Command Public Affairs)

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Read Across America shows children power of reading has been a staple in American reading history for people of all ages. “Dr. Seuss is a great tool to show the importance of reading because the books Read Across America week kicked off really have no age limit,” said Sonya Monday at Ramstein Elementary School Landner, RES first-grade teacher. “Seeing and concludes today. that there is no age limit gets the kids Entering its 16th year, Read Across excited about reading.” America is a national event, also held at The teachers agreed that showing the overseas military installations, to educate children that reading can be fun at any age children of all ages about the importance is one of the key messages they are tryof reading. It is normally held on or near ing to express to the students. Conveying March 2 to honor Theodor Seuss Geisel’s the importance of reading and how it is birthday. Geisel is better known as Dr. involved with the rest of their education at Seuss. a young age can boost the minds of young This year’s main event, “Grab a Hat and children. Parade with the Cat,” is being held today Students in Marianne Warwick’s first-grade class at Ramstein Elementary School listen “Making reading fun for the children at as she reads “The Cat in the Hat” Monday as part of Read Across America week at the this age, because they are just starting out to conclude the weeklong celebration. “I believe it’s important for the children school. with learning how to read, will carry into to be at school for the event so they can see modeled ent themes each day, such as crazy sock day and a their adulthood,” Warwick said. reading,” said Marianne Warwick, RES first-grade day to wear black and white to honor “The Cat in One way the teachers made it fun was to allow the teacher. “It makes the children feel good to see their the Hat.” children to bring in their own books from home to parents come to the school to read to them. I also “Along with the different themes for each day, share and read to the class. believe that it’s good because it gets the community each separate class holds their own different events,” “In my class, I asked all the children to bring involved.” Warwick said. “My class is bringing in different in books from home to be read to the class,” With almost 45 million Americans who partici- snacks for each theme and also reading different said Suzanne Laudar, RES first-grade teacher. pate in the event every year, Ramstein’s educators books each day in class.” “Reading the books to them and showing them how are doing their part in encouraging the importance Dr. Seuss, who is best known for writing chil- the books incorporate the whole curriculum that is of reading to children. RES is participating in a dren’s books like “The Cat in the Hat,” “Green Eggs taught at our school is one of the goals of this proweeklong event with students partaking in differ- and Ham” and “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” cess.” Story and photo by Airman 1st Class Holly Cook 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

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PHOTOS CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Kaiserslautern High School cheerleaders show their best moves at the Division I cheerleading competition Feb. 3 at the Tony Bass Fitness Center in Wiesbaden, Germany. The team placed second in the competition. Students in Trudy Lee’s kindergarten class at Landstuhl Elementary/Middle School learn about how the outside temperature affects the creation of a snow sculpture and also what happens when food coloring is added to water and sprayed on the snow. Kaiserslautern’s Lorenzo Williams attacks his way down the court in the Division l final at the Department of Defense Dependents Schools-Europe Basketball Championships Feb. 23 at Wiesbaden High School. Wiesbaden came back from a deficit to tie the game at 63-63, sending the game into overtime. Kaiserslautern fought to hold their lead ending the game with a 74-70 final to place them third in the tournament. Ramstein High School students relax during lunch by playing Magic, the Gathering, where players use complex rules and trading cards with wizards of varying abilities and powers to battle each other.

Asian, antique auction

The Ramstein Elementary School PTA is sponsoring an Asian & Antique Furniture Auction Saturday in the school gym. A silent auction of approximately 100 different items will kick off this unique event at 10 a.m. Bidding will begin on the other 200 items at 11 and run until everything is sold. This event is open to all ID cardholders. For safety purposes, this is an adult only event. Items for auction include Asian furniture, porcelain, Tiffany lamps, hand-tied rugs, and an assortment of decorative pieces from Hong Kong and Tibet. All payment must be made in U.S. dollars, checks, money orders or credit cards. The proceeds will go to the PTA to support school activities and enrichment programs.

Celebrating Dr. Seuss

Join CYS Services and libraries from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday as they celebrate the many works of Dr. Seuss. Events will include a “Horton Hears a Who” puppet show, story time, make-and-take activities, face painting and more! For details, visit the Kaiserslautern Main Library, Bldg. 3810 on Landstuhl, or call 493-7322 or 06371-86-7322.

Photo by Holly Freeman

School Notes Dr. Seuss cookie contest

Show off your best Seussian cookie creation, Saturday at the Dr. Seuss cookie contest. Cookie submissions take place from 10 to 11 a.m. Judging will be held at 12:30 p.m. For details, call 493-7322 or 06371-86-7322.

School re-registration

All Baumholder middle and high school students, as well as students from Smith and Wetzel elementary schools, returning for the 2013/2014 school year must re-register from March 18 to 22. Children must be 5 years old by Sept. 1, to register for kindergarten. Sure Start applications for both elementary schools will be accepted at this time. The school registration process will continue for families new to U.S. Army Garrison Baumholder after these dates. Make sure to bring a sponsor’s orders with student’s name on the orders, updated immunization records, verification of employment (for civilian parents), and parents’ ID cards. Contact Randy Lambert, Baumholder school liaison officer, for more information at 4856968 or 06783-6-6968.

Photo by Glenn M. Anderson

Scholarships, grants, loans course

The Child, Youth and School Services EDGE! program is offering a scholarships, grants and loans course from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. every Monday during March at the Kaiserslautern Main Library. The course will teach youth about opportunities to explore a combination of college loans, grants and scholarships. Youth will also learn about savings and checking accounts, pay stubs, budgeting, and more. This course is for students in ninth to 12 grade. All participants must register with CYS Services. Cost is is $30. Register youth with Parent Central Services, Bldg. 2898 on Pulaski Barracks, 493-4516 or 0631-3406-4516; or the Landstuhl One Stop Shop, Bldg. 3810, 486-8943 or 0637186-8943.

After school program

The CYS Services Landstuhl Youth Center offers a free after school program for youth in sixth to 12th grades. The program features food, homework assistance and tutoring, special events, and more. For details or to register, visit a One Stop Shop or Parent Central Services.

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Landstuhl Post. Children can participate until 8 p.m. with parental supervision. Bring your own props, instruments and equipment. It’s free for performers. Open to U.S. ID cardholders. » Dance the night away at Armstrong’s Club’s R&B Night from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. every Saturday in Bldg. 1036 on Vogelweh. For details, call 0631-354-9986. » The Sembach Community Activity Center Warrior Zone hosts Texas Hold ’em on Saturday nights. Registration is at 6 p.m. and the tournament starts at 7. Finger food will be provided. There is a $25 buy-in. For more information, call 496-5172 or 06302-67-5171.


Mark Your Calendar

» KMC Onstage presents “A Streetcar Named Desire.” Performances will take place today to Sunday. Show times are at 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday, and 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets cost $14 for adults and $12 for students and seniors. KMC Onstage is located in Bldg. 3232 on Kleber Kaserne. For details, call 483-6626 or 0631-411-6626. » Visit the Spring Bazaar today to Sunday. There will be more than 100 vendors from around the world at this giant bazaar, located in the Special Events Warehouse, Bldg. 237 on Rhine Ordnance Barracks. Bazaar times are: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. today, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. » The new Art & Cultural Center in Kaiserslautern will open today. The center will close its activities in Heidelberg to move to the Kaiserslautern Community Activity Center in Bldg. 3109 on Daenner Kaserne. The grand opening celebration will be held March 15 and 16. » The Deutsches Haus restaurant will offer its first brunch of the year from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 17. For reservations, visit or call 06371-4659-3702. » Come boot, scoot and boogie with everyone else at Kazabra Club’s Country Nights from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. every Saturday in Bldg. 2057 on Vogelweh. Call 489-7261 for details. » Command the stage by displaying your talent at Tuesday Night Expressions, from 7 to 10 p.m. every Tuesday at the Landstuhl Community Club, Bldg. 3780 on


» The Rheinland-Pfalz International Choir is getting set to begin its second half program and new members are needed. If you love music and love to sing, consider visiting to see if RPIC is a good fit for you. The choir meets Tuesday evenings in Kaiserslautern-Erzhuetten, and new members are welcome through February. For details, visit (available in both German and English). There you will find directions, performance samples, music repertoire, photos and contact information. » Rheinland Pfalz Quilt Guild meetings are held the third Thursday of each month. Night meetings are held the fourth Thursday of each month. Visit for the meeting location. » The Rhineland Breast Cancer Coalition, a group of breast cancer survivors in the KMC, are celebrating life and supporting and encouraging other breast cancer patients and survivors in the area. This group meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at Bambus Garden, outside Pulaski Gate by Vogelweh. For more information, email RBCCgroup@ » The Kaiserslautern chapter of the Sergeant

March 1, 2013 Morales Club meets from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. the first Monday of every month at the Rhine Ordnance Barracks DFAC. This meeting is open to all Sergeant Morales members, Sergeant Audie Murphy members and to any NCO who would like to join. » HUGS playgroup meets from 10 to 11:30 a.m. the first and third Friday of the month at the Vogelweh Community Center. This group is for parents and children ages 0 to 4. Play groups offer benefits for both parents and their children. Parents can make new friends and enjoy some grown up conversation while their children develop socialization skills and enjoy educational activities. This is especially valuable for moms who worked full time prior to the baby’s birth and are feeling isolated at home alone all day long. For more information, call Army Community Service at 493-4203 or 06313406-4203.

Baumholder Events

» Check out “Bat Boy: The Musical,” a comedy and horror show about a half human, half bat creature and the trials he faces while attempting to live a normal life. Showings take place at 7 p.m. today and Saturday at Baumholder’s Hilltop Theater, Bldg. 8218 on Smith Barracks. Tickets cost $8 for adults, $5 for children, students or Soldiers E5 and below, and $25 for a family of four or more. Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance by contacting the Hilltop Theater’s box office. For more information, call 485-7244 or 06783-6-7244. » Check out the “Little Mermaid,” an all-youth musical production of the classic tale, at 7 p.m. March 15, 16, 22 and 23 and 3 p.m. March 17 and 24 at Hilltop Theater, Bldg. 8218 on Smith Barracks in Baumholder. Tickets cost $8 for adults, $5 for children, students or Soldiers E-5 and below, and $25 for a family of four or more. Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance by contacting the Hilltop Theater box office. For details, visit Hilltop Theater’s Facebook page or call 485-7244 or 06783-6-7244.

Nutrition key to dental development Smile! by Airman 1st Class Kelly Gehman 86th Dental Squadron

Did you know poor nutrition can be detrimental to oral health? Nutrition has been identified as a factor in craniofacial development, orally transmittable diseases and other systemic conditions throughout the body. It is important to have a healthy, balanced diet for the development of strong bones and teeth and for the prevention of oral disease. Craniofacial development starts in the womb. It is important for the mother to have a healthy diet so the baby can be healthy, too. Regular check-ups by a family health care provider or obstetrician will allow deficiencies to be identified early and allow for any necessary intervention to ensure both mother and baby are healthy. Embracing a balanced, healthy diet and mindset is vital in the prevention of transmissible oral diseases, such as cavities. Calcium is important for the development of healthy bones and teeth, and a healthy diet is important for maintaining them. A healthy diet consists of selecting foods from the five main food groups: fruits, vegetables, grains, dairy and protein foods. Refrain from fad diets that omit or restrict entire food groups; this frequently results in vitamin and mineral deficiencies. For example, eating fresh yellow or green fruits and vegetables have been recognized as beneficial and are rich in vitamins A, C and E.

Dietary deficiencies, such as a lack of vitamin C, can result in scurvy, which is a painful inflammation of the gums. In some cases, dental disease, such as periodontal disease, is made worse due to lack of nutrients necessary for the body to heal. Bacteria from the mouth that causes periodontal disease has been linked to diabetes and heart disease. A balanced diet can help in prevention and control of these diseases. Choose dental healthy foods, such as unsalted nuts, raw vegetables and plain yogurt, as snacks. Along with healthy food choices, everybody needs to be conscious of their drink choices as well. Saliva safeguards both hard and soft oral tissues, thus it is important to keep the mouth moist. Suggested beverages include water, particularly fluoridated water and milk. Limit consumptions of sugar-containing drinks, including soda, lemonade, and coffee and tea with added sugar. If sugarless drinks cannot be eliminated, avoid day-long sipping as it is a constant sugar supply to the bacteria on teeth. Good nutrition with emphasis on a balanced diet and eating habits, including the use of fluoridated water and minimal exposure to sugars, should be practiced along with good oral hygiene for maintaining oral health. Proper oral care and portion control are the building blocks for a healthy mouth and body. Talk to a dental health professional for more information on the effects of nutrition on oral health.

It’s Dental Assistants Recognition Week

Dental assisting continues to diversify and expand. Whether working chair side with the dentist, taking X-rays, or managing the scheduling and duties at the front desk, dental assistants are vital to the success of any dental practice. Dental assistants help make your visit to the dentist productive, safe and as comfortable as possible. Dental Assistants Recognition Week takes place Sunday to March 9 and is being celebrated by the 86th Dental Squadron in tribute to the commitment and dedication dental assistants exhibit throughout the year. “Key to Productivity: The Professional Dental Assistant” is the theme for the 36th annual Dental Assistants Recognition Week. This is a time for dental assistants to receive greater recognition for their own unique and diverse contributions to the dental profession and the dental health care of Airmen. Be sure to thank your assistant for their hard work next time you come to the dental clinic.

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Fighter pilot, aviation lexicon by Andy Rhude U.S. Air Forces in Europe Warrior Preparation Center exercise planner Many of the words and phrases used in everyday conversation, especially in the Air Force (for obvious reasons), have their origins from the lexicon of avia-

tion, many specific to fighter pilots, and often people do not even realize this. I’m not talking just about Hollywood phrases like having “the right stuff” (from the movie of the same name about fighter pilots and astronauts), but actual technical terms that have come to be applied to situations outside their original field. Here are a few of those.

Behind the Power Curve

Surely we’ve all heard that phrase used to describe being behind in some task, but its origins are technically complicated. It comes from a graph that illustrates the power required by an aircraft to overcome drag at different speeds (sample graph at right). Though not strictly limited to fighters (it applies to all winged aircraft), it is more commonly used in the fighter world because of the slow-speed maneuvering often encountered in a dog-fight. Essentially, there are two types of drag on an aircraft that must be overcome. Parasite drag (the same drag you feel when you stick your hand out the window of a moving car) increases exponentially with speed. Induced drag (drag from the creation of lift by the wing) actually reduces with speed. When plotted together, these two drags form a curve — the “power curve” — showing the power required to overcome drag at different speeds at a certain altitude. The lowest point on the power curve shows the speed where the least power is required to maintain level flight at that altitude. Once you get below that speed, or “behind the power curve,” it actually takes more power to fly slower. In order to speed up, the pilot either has to add power, or descend. The problem comes in that at some point, some aircraft (older jet fighters for example) can require more power to overcome a slow speed than what is available with the engine, and if the aircraft is low to the ground and can’t descend, this becomes a point of no return. The F-100 Super Sabre was susceptible to this. Just type in “F-100 Sabre Dance” in a search engine and you will find footage of at least one crash illustrating this principle (there were other factors

Classes And Training

» Couples Communication is a two-part series course being offered through Family Advocacy. In this class, learn the keys to better communication, effective listening and understanding taught in a fun learning atmosphere. Take the stress out of your relationship by enrolling today. Classes take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. every first and second Thursday of the month in Bldg. 2917 on Pulaski Barracks. To register or for more information, call 0631-3406-4203. » Did you know that anger is directly related to symptoms associated with survival instincts? Learn about how anger is triggered, ways to monitor and associate patterns of anger with thought processes and, most importantly, how to control anger in Anger Management Class, a three-part educational learning experience. Join the ACS Anger Management Class by registering for a session, offered from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every Wednesday in Bldg. 2917 on Pulaski Barracks. For more information about this class, call 493-4062 or 0631-3406-4062. » Stress Management class takes place from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. the first and second Tuesday of the month in Bldg. 2917 on Pulaski Barracks. For more information about this class, call 493-4062 or 0631-3406-4062.

too, including the design of the F-100 wing). So, if you find yourself behind in a task, overwhelmed and seemingly unable to catch up and you say you are “behind the power curve,” now you know what it really means.

is more commonly used in the fighter world because of the great speed and altitude changes encountered in a dog-fight, where pilots often find themselves nearing the limits or exceeding them. “Operating outside the envelope” is another variation of this subject. The “envelope” is the area on this graph (below) bounded on the left by the minimum speed, or stall speed, of an aircraft, the top by the maximum altitude it can reach (or is limited to) and the right by the maximum speed it can reach (or is limited to). It is often plotted with sub-envelopes showing maximum sustained turn capability at various G’s (and is usually classified for fighters). Going beyond the edge of this envelope can be exceeding the design limits of the aircraft and can be dangerous and potentially catastrophic. So, if you find yourself pushing your own limits and reaching a danger point, you are now known as “pushing the envelope.” (For more words and phrases in the fighter pilot and aviation lexicon, check out next week’s KA)

Pushing the Envelope

If someone says they are “pushing the envelope,” it is usually taken to mean they are approaching their physical or rules-based limits in some manner, often with dangerous consequences in the balance. Similar to our previous example of fighter pilot lexicon being applied to situations outside their original field, this one is also graph-based. It comes from an area graph that illustrates the operating speed and altitude ranges of an aircraft. This also is not strictly limited to fighters (it applies to all aircraft), but again

Support Groups

» The Mom2Mom Breast-Feeding Support Group in the KMC will host a Spring Open House from 2 to 4 p.m. March 10 at the Kaiserslautern Military Community Center conference room off the food court, near the play area. The focus of the open house is to highlight local community resources available to pregnant and breastfeeding families in the KMC. The community fair will showcase the New Parent Support Program; Women, Infants and Children Overseas Program; Educational Developmental and Interventional Services; MOMS Club of Kaiserslautern; KMC Doulas; Cloth Diapering in the KMC; and many more. Children of all ages are welcome. Mom2Mom is a communitywide network offering peer support and accurate information about breast-feeding to all families in the KMC. Their mission is to help each woman reach her individual breast-feeding goals.

Chapel News

» A Unitarian Universalist worship service and fellowship hour will be held from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. the second and fourth Sundays until May at the Kapaun Chapel.

A&FRC programs The Ramstein Airman & Family Readiness Center offers the following programs: » MONDAY « Ramstein Spouse’s Orientation: 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., A&FRC » TUESDAY « Reintegration Brief: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., IDRC Sponsoring in the KMC: 9 to 10 a.m., A&FRC Intro to German: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., A&FRC Pre-Deployment Brief: 1 to 4 p.m., IDRC EFMP Adaptive Arts & Crafts: 4 to 5 p.m., Ramstein Arts and Crafts Center » WEDNESDAY « Base INTRO: 7:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., Hercules Theater One On One VA Appointments: 8 a.m. to noon, A&FRC (Call for an appointment) » THURSDAY « Pre-Separation Brief: 9 a.m. to noon, A&FRC EFMP Adaptive After School Program: 4 to 5 p.m., Ramstein CAC » MARCH 8 « No classes

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Sexual assault victims find help through SVC by Airman 1st Class Nate Gettleman 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs


he special victims council is a new program that helps guide sexual assault victims through the complications of the legal system much like the judge advocate general helps with legal proceedings. “This is an opt-in program. All sexual assault victims are made aware of the SVC, but using this resource is not mandatory,” said Capt. Nicole Padgett, KMC sexual

assault response coordinator. Upon reporting a sexual assault, a victim is made aware of the SVC. The SVC can then help the victim decide how to proceed with their case. Victims have several options when reporting sexual assaults. They can either file a restricted or unrestricted report. An unrestricted report is when law enforcement, JAG and chain of command get involved. In a restricted report, a victim can confidentially report the assault and receive medical treatment, mental health care services, or a variety of support needed without law

enforcement or command involvement. “There are a lot of great things we can do for an unrestricted report, but we can also offer many types of assistance with a restricted report,” said Capt. Scott Simoneaux, KMC SARC. The fallout from a sexual assault can last for years after the bruises fade away and can affect every aspect of a victim’s life. The SVC helps victims sort out the details so they can continue living their lives as productive members of society. “This is an outstanding program as it allows for another person to advo-

cate for the victims interest throughout the legal process,” Simoneaux said. “We’re able to offer this service to cases that have been open before the SVC stood up on Jan. 28.” He said if a sexual assault victim came from Ramstein, the SVC will pull an advocate from another U.S. Air Force’s in Europe and Air Forces Africa base to avoid any conflict of interest. “We really want to make people aware that the Air Force is taking huge steps on behalf of victims to try to provide more services to them to aid in their healing,” Simoneaux said.

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Markets offer Easter decorations, family fun from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 10 in the Niederkirchen Westpfalzhalle. More than 30 exhibitors will present handEaster markets and displays are made Easter products and sell German scheduled to take place in the comand French food specialties. ing weeks. Easter markets continue March The first event will be the annual 30. A colorful spring Easter marEaster egg display, sponsored by the ket will be set up March 14 to 17 Westpfalz Werkstätten in Siegelbach, around the dome in St. Wendel (north from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and of Neunkirchen). Visitors will find Sunday. selected art and craft items, a rabbit More than 18 hobby artists will village and a precious Easter crown. present traditional and modern art Children can enjoy a petting zoo and Easter eggs. Visitors can watch the participate in games. Stores will be artists presenting more than 18 techopen from 1 to 6 p.m. for Sunday niques. There will be Tiffany glass shopping March 17. For details, visit works, lace-covered items and “ Courtesy photos no eggs,” with bolts and nuts in and Kaiserslautern will hold its Easter FAR ABOVE: Visitors of the Easter egg market in Siegelbach can experience a wide variety of tech- market around the Stiftskirche in around the egg. All objects on display can be pur- niques to make Easter eggs Saturday and Sunday. ABOVE: Visitors check out Easter decorations by the center of town March 15 to 30. hobby artists at the Siegelbach Easter egg market Saturday and Sunday. chased. Decorative prizes can be won Vendors will sell Easter decorations, in a raffle. Snacks and beverages will be offered in place will be decorated in spring colors and all arts and crafts, and Easter candy, including various the cafeteria. All net profits will go to the Westpfalz kinds of items for families will be offered. Besides types of Easter bunnies. Children can also enjoy a Werkstätten, which is a sheltered workshop for Easter decorations, there will be flowers and arts merry-go-round. people with disabilities. and crafts. On March 10, stores will offer Sunday Saarlouis in the state of Saarland will hold an The workshop is located in Kaiserslautern- shopping from 1 to 6 p.m. For more information, Easter market March 15 to 19. This market includes Siegelbach, Sauerwiesen 18. visit rides and activity booths. An addition to the Easter Trier holds its annual Easter market March 8 to The Association for the Advancement of German- market will be the vendors’ market March 18 and 10 at the city’s historical Hauptmarkt. The market French Partnership will hold its 19th Easter market 19. For more information, visit by Petra Lessoing 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Check out these holidays in foreign countries Vacationers who don’t want to stand in front of closed shops, banks and grocery stores while visiting other countries should know when those foreign countries observe national holidays. The German automobile club, ADAC, lists holidays from several European countries so travelers can plan accordingly for the first half of the year:

France: May 8 Greece: March 25, May 3 and 6, June 24 Great Britain: May 6 and 27 Ireland: March 18, May 6, June 3 Italy: April 25 Croatia: June 22 and 25 Netherlands: April 30 Norway: March 28, May 17

Poland: May 3 Portugal: April 25, June 10 Sweden: June 6, 21 and 22 Switzerland: March 19 Slovenia: April 27, June 25 Spain: March 19 and 28, June 24 Czech Republic: May 8 Turkey: April 23 Hungary: March 15

Good Friday, March 29, is an official holiday in Germany, but not in France, Italy, Croatia, Austria, Poland, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Turkey and Hungary. It’s considered a regular workday and stores stay open. For more information, visit www. (Courtesy of ADAC)

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

Performing arts

Pfalztheater Kaiserslautern: • “The Black Rider: The Casting of the Magic Bullets,” a rock musical by Tom Waits, William S. Burroughs and Robert Wilson, in German, 7:30 p.m. today and March 9, and 6 p.m. Sunday. • “Wozzeck,” an opera by Alban Berg, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Wednesday, March 22 and 26. • “Dornröschen,” Sleeping Beauty, a ballet by Stefano Giannetti, 7:30 p.m. March 8. • Birthday Charity Gala for 150 years of Pfalztheater and 125 years of orchestra features various presentations and guests, 6 p.m. March 10. Tickets cost €25.50. Proceeds go to a dancing project for disabled and non-disabled people. • “Nabucco,” an opera by Guiseppe Verdi, 7:30 p.m. March 13, 17 and 30. For more informations, call 0631-3675-209 or visit www.

Kammgarn Kaiserslautern: • Singer and song writer Mark Forster performs 8 p.m. today. Tickets cost €19. • The band Die Orsons presents German rap, 8 p.m. Saturday. Tickets cost €20. • The band Heisskalt presents German alternative rock, 8 p.m. March 8. Tickets cost €13. • The duet Schneewittchen presents Gothic pop, 8 p.m. March 9. Tickets cost €14. • Singer Beady Belle and her band present jazz, 8 p.m. March 12. Tickets cost €19. • The band Massendefekt presents punk and rock, 8 p.m. March 15. Ticktes cost €15. Visit or call 0631-365-2607 for details. Fruchthalle, Kaiserslautern: • The German Radio Philharmonics Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern presents “Cinema Paradiso,” with music from French, Italian and American movies, 1 p.m. Thursday. Lunch is served at noon. Tickets with lunch cost €21; tickets without lunch are €12. • “Jazz Stage meets Hammond” presents renowned Hammond organ player in Germany, Wolfman Kuschner, 8 p.m. March 8. Tickets cost €14.

Photo by City of Bad Dürkheim

Vineyard nights The city of Bad Dürkheim will sponsor its annual vineyard nights March 8 and 9 when local vineyards will be immersed in romantic lights. More than 20 local vintners and caterers will offer selected wines and food specialties in illuminated tents. For more information, visit or check out next week’s KA. A special shopping night in Bad Dürkheim is scheduled from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday. The center of town will be illuminated and light balls up to 33 feet tall will decorate the streets around Römerplatz and Stadtplatz.

Photo by Petra Lessoing

Pfennig Bazaar today to Sunday The German American and International Women’s Club Kaiserslautern holds its annual fundraiser event, called Pfennig Bazaar, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. today, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in the Gartenschau event hall in Kaiserslautern. Visitors can find a large selection of clothes, toys, books, household items and more. Proceeds go to German and American charities. For details and directions, visit

• Pfalztheater Orchestra presents works by Igor Strawinsky, Sergej Prokofjew and Dmitiri Schostakowitsch, 8 p.m. March 15. Tickets cost €17 to €25. For more information, visit www. or call the tourist office at 0631-365-2316. • The Glenn Miller Orchestra directed by Wil Salden presents pieces and melodies by Glenn Miller, 8 p.m. March 20. Tickets cost €32 to €40. Visit for more information. Haus des Bürgers, RamsteinMiesenbach: • The International Magic Tenors present the best from pop and classical music, 8 p.m. March 10. Tickets cost €31.90 to €39.60. • “Domino,” a devilish rock musical, with music by the band Genesis, 8 p.m. March 15. Tickets cost €20 to €26. For more information, visit Stadthalle Landstuhl: • “Baby Talk,” a musical featuring the relationship of a couple, in German, 8 p.m. today. Tickets cost €19.50 to €28. For more information, visit Eulenbis, Bürgerhaus, Hauptstrasse 8: • Festive concert gala with Don Kosaken Chor, 8 p.m. today. Advance tickets cost €15 at the Weilerbach Tourist Office, phone 06374-922131; tickets at the door are €17. English Theatre, Gallusanlage 7, Frankfurt: • “Master Class,” a play by Terrence McNally, starts today. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays to Saturdays, and 6 p.m. Sundays. For details, visit

Saarbrücken, Saarländisches Staatstheater, Schillerplatz 1: • “Love in Black-White,” a ballet night by Marguerite Donlon, 7:30 p.m. Saturday. • “The Rocky Horror Show,” a musical by Richard O’Brien, in German, 7:30 p.m. March 9, 10, 12, 13, 19, 22, 27, 28 and 6 p.m. March 10 and 24. For details, visit www. or call 0681-3092-486. Nationaltheater Mannheim, am Goetheplatz: • “Don Carlo,” an opera by Guiseppe Verdi, in Italian, with German subtitles, 7 p.m. Sunday and 6 p.m. March 10. For details, visit


• Siegelbach, Westpfalz workshops, Sauerwiesen 18, Easter egg market, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday (read article on Page 21). • Otterberg, Kirchstrasse, historical smithy Theis opens to public, 3 p.m. Sunday.

Flea markets

• Kaiserslautern, Pfalzcenter (across from Daenner Kaserne), Saturdays. • Kaiserslautern, Merkurstrasse, behind BMW dealer, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday and March 13. • Bad Dürkheim, Saline (salt-works), 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and March 9. • Homburg, Am Forum (next to Rathaus), 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. • Ludwigshafen, Friedrich-EbertHalle, Erzbergerstrasse 89, antique market, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. • Heidelberg, Messplatz, March 9. For more information, visit www.

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HAWC offers water rehabilitation


he Ramstein Health and Wellness Center, in collaboration with the physical therapy clinic and the Ramstein Aquatics Center, created a deep-water rehabilitation class Feb. 5. This class provides exercise alternatives for members medically restricted from high-impact exercise. With the increasing number of profiles related to running injuries, the HAWC realized members need a medical referral-free fitness resource with the supervision of exercise professionals. Members perform various exercises designed to rehabilitate the member while providing a challenging exercise session. The zero-impact workout is very demanding and speeds up the rehabilitation process while maintaining and promoting cardio respiratory fitness. “We have a number of Airmen who are very restricted when it comes to physical activity. Some of them are on no running, no walking, no push-ups and no sit-up profiles. In these cases,

many individuals focus primarily on caloric restriction (dieting) and do not have much success,” said exercise physiologist Cesar Alvarez. “Relying solely on calorie restriction is not an ideal answer for weight issues, and the practice is difficult to sustain longterm. It also does nothing to maintain aerobic fitness or address the underlying medical condition.” Alvarez, who recently PCSd to Ramstein from Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., recommended the program and approached both physical therapy and the aquatics center for their support. Both Majs. Linda Schemm and Elissa Ballas in physical therapy have been very supportive in referring members to the course. Aquatics center director Dave Besuden and recreation specialist Angela Janssen were very open and accommodating in finding a day and time for the class within their schedule. “Airmen with a host of injuries such as fractures of the tibia, fibula and foot, stress fractures, ligament injuries

of the lower back, hips, knees and acute strains, sprains or disk herniation can self-refer to the class simply by providing a copy of their profile or they can be referred by their primary care manager or physical therapist,” Alvarez said. “The classes have proven to be quite grueling for our participants. So far, our participants feel really motivated.” “The class was much more challenging than I expected it to be,” said participant Tech. Sgt. Charles Howhay, 693rd Intelligence Support Squadron. “I didn’t realize how much difficulty I would have balancing in the water. I will definitely be back and have already recommended it to my shop and other members of my squadron.” Chief Master Sgt. Bill Taylor, Aircraft and Systems Maintenance Branch HQ USAFE A4MA superintendent, agreed and said it’s a great class. “You don’t realize how much of a workout you are getting until you go to

climb out of the pool and your legs are like rubber! Much more enjoyable then spending 50 minutes on the cross-trainer or treadmill,” he said. “Excellent exercise for folks that need to limit the impact of running. The exercises provide a full body workout.” Tech. Sgt. Christopher Kaiser from the 721st Aerial Port Squadron said it’s a good class for those who want a workout that makes them sweat. “I took the class and I was drained when it was done,” he said. “I will be returning, and I definitely recommend this class.” The HAWC staff, one exercise physiologist and one health fitness specialist will lead the deep water exercise program. They will offer classes to military personnel from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. For more information, email or call the HAWC at 480-HAWC (4292). (Courtesy of the 86th Aerospace Medical Squadron)

Pilates: a fresh breath of life become aware, achieve balance, breathe correctly, concentrate deeply, center yourself, gain control, be efficient, create flow, be precise and seek Deep breath in for five secharmony. onds, hold it and exhale: five, Pilates uses a person’s body four, three, two, one. Inhale weight and small, slow movethrough the nose and exhale ments like crunches, planks through the mouth. and sidekicks to gain control These are some comof the body. mon instructions used in the “It’s a great workout for both Pilates class offered from 11 men and women,” Romanowicz a.m. to noon Mondays and said. “All of us are out of alignWednesdays at the Ramstein ment in some way or another. I Southside Fitness Center. have a lot of people come up to “Pilates is a systematic set of me after the workout and tell 34 movements used to work the me that it was more difficult power house, or core, of your than they thought.” body along with other major Being in alignment can muscle groups,” said Pilates make a person more balanced, instructor Teresa Romanowicz. A group of women take a Pilates class Monday at the Ramstein Southside Fitness Center. Pilates focuses on Romanowicz said. “It focuses on breathing and breathing and putting the body back into its natural form of alignment by a set of 34 movements used to work the “I love to teach because I putting the body back into its powerhouse, or core, of your body along with other major muscle groups. love the way it makes me feel. natural form of alignment.” the deep breathing technique used helps by getting I always leave the class feeling stronger, more balThe Pilates workout was created by Joseph clean air into the lungs. anced and just great overall,” she said. “I teach the Pilates, who was a sickly child with rheumatic fever, “I started attending this class in January,” said Zumba class after and Pilates prepares me for the rickets and asthma. The workouts helped combat Joanna Turcotte, a Pilates attendee. “I have noticed fast pace that a Zumba class entails.” those diseases. that it has built my core, and I feel stronger and The instructor says, once more keeping your Pilates can help a person with their physical train- more flexible. My favorite part about the class is the chest open, deep breath in for five seconds, hold it ing. Push-ups, sit-ups and running are easier with a core workout.” and exhale: five, four, three, two, one. Well done, strong core. With breathing being a major part in PT, There are 10 movement principles of Pilates: everyone. Story and photo by Airman 1st Class Hailey Haux 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

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Long live the Kingfish! O

n Feb. 16 and 17, the Kaiserslautern Kingfish swim team, along with 18 other swim teams, descended on the National Swimming Center of the Netherlands for the 2013 European Forces Swim League Championships. For the ninth time in 10 years, the Kingfish swam away with the title, besting the runner-up, the Naples Tiger Sharks, by more than 1,000 points, and leading in both the medal (169) and the gold medal (20) counts! This concluded the second season in a row in which the Kingfish won all the major titles — the league Long Distance Championships, the Divisions meet and the League Individual Championships. From the first race, the Kingfish took command, with 8-year-olds Annika Zimmerer taking a silver medal in the 100-meter individual medley, and Andrew Hendrickson the fifth place medal. Of the 127 events in which Kaiserslautern had a swimmer or relay team entered, the Kingfish earned at least one medal in 119 of them. Virtually every swimmer on the team contributed points to the team total. Of course, no championship meet is complete without exciting races and new records, and the Kingfish did not

disappoint, with 13 new team records and one league record. Alexa Hutton, 11, set a new record in the 50-meter fly at 34.56, besting the old record set by Isabelle Bishop in 2010. Andrew Hendrickson bested the old 100-meter freestyle record of 1:42.62 set by Issac Ha in 2010 with a new time of 1:33.86. Cooper Peterson, 9, set two new records, one in the 100-meter freestyle at 1:40.85, and the other in the 200-meter freestyle at 3:32.16. Both Matthew Cembrano and Jaden Francis, 10, broke the old 50-meter butterfly record of 43.21, with Cembrano coming in faster at 40.33. Among 15-16 girls, Lexy Meints established new records in the 200-meter and 50-meter freestyle, at 2:21.19 and 28.82 respectively. Her 50-meter freestyle swim not only broke her own team record, but provided one of the most exciting races of the meet, just edging out Alaina Scifo of Lakenheath by .08 seconds. Casey Gallagher and Connor Davis each had new records in the 50-meter freestyle and in the 100meter fly, with new times of 25.90 and 1:01.71 respectively. Everett Plocek, 16, set four new team records and one league record, in the 50-meter freestyle, 100-meter breastroke, 100meter freestyle and the 100-meter butterfly. His 50-meter freestyle was all

Volunteer track coaches needed

Ramstein High School is seeking volunteer assistant coaches for the track and field season, which starts Monday. Share your experience in a variety of events like shot put, discus, hurdles, long jump, triple jump, high jump, sprints, middle and long distance running. For more information, contact Coach Buckley at or call 0151-52556697.

Shamrock Shuffle 5K run/walk

Wear green and participate in the Shamrock Shuffle 5K run/walk on March 16. This is a family friendly, dog friendly, free fun run! Register on the day of the run from 8 to 9:30 a.m. The run begins at 10 a.m. Open to all ages and U.S. ID cardholders. Dogs should be on a leash. The course is stroller/ bike friendly. For details, call 493-2086 or 06313406-2086.

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Kaiserslautern Kingfish swimmer Lexy Meints jumps off the blocks in the 200-meter freestyle, in which she set a new team record.

the more exciting, coming as it did as the lead-off swimmer in the 200-meter relay, breaking the EFSL record set just hours earlier by Brian Burke of Sigonella by .01. Final individual honors also came in the form of pentathlon and high point results. Pentathlon standings are determined by adding swimmers’ best of season times in the freestyle, butterfly, backstroke and breastroke, as well as the individual medley. Danielle Davis, 13, of the Kingfish took a pentathlon award for this season. Davis

basketball games from March 19 to April 8 at the Sembach Community Activity Center, Bldg. 220 on Sembach Kaserne. Games begin at 8 p.m. Come cheer on your favorite team! For details, call 0630267-5170.

Youth spring sports registration

CYS Services youth spring sports registration has begun! Register your child or youth for track and field, tennis, T-ball, coach pitch, baseball and softball. Sign up by Monday at a Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation One Stop Shop, Parent Central Services or on WEBTRAC. The sports season begins April 1. For more information, contact Parent Central Services, Bldg. 2898 on Pulaski Barracks, at 493-4516 or 0631-3406-4516.

Coaches wanted

The Kaiserslautern High School boys soccer team is looking for a few dedicated volunteer coaches this season. If you have the experience and time and would like to help, send an email to head coach Ken

and her brother, Connor, 19, also took home a High Point trophy for earning the most points at championships for their age and gender group. The Kingfish are justly proud of their accomplishments during their six-month-long season. Not only have they won their league title, the long distance title and the division title, but they have extended their league championship streak to seven in a row. (Story and photo courtesy of the Kaiserslautern Kingfish swim team)

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KMC Eagles

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Intro to karate

Take an introduction to karate at 5 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at SKIES Academy, Bldg. 8046 on Smith Barracks in Baumholder. Teach your children body balance, confidence, perseverance, patience, self-mastery sparring and forms. Classes are taught by certified instructors who are qualified, dedicated and imaginative in creating a valuable experience for your child. Cost is $50 fee, which includes eight classes. For more information, contact Parent Central Services at 485-7003 or 06783-6-7003, or the SKIES office at 485-6969 or 06783-6-6969.

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Snitch (PG-13) — A father’s teenage son is wrongly accused of a drug distribution crime and is looking at a mandatory minimum prison sentence of 10 years. Desperate and determined to rescue his son at all costs, he makes a deal with the U.S. attorney to work as an undercover informant and infiltrate a drug cartel on a dangerous mission — risking everything, including his family and his own life. Starring Dwayne Johnson and Susan Sarandon. This is 40 (R) — An original comedy that expands upon the story of Pete and Debbie

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Mühlstrasse 34 67659 Kaiserslautern Bann: new renovated 5 bm, Tel. 06 31 - 36 18 59 92 280sqm house, garage, 2 open fiTel. 06 371 - 46 75 16 re-places, 2 bik, big yard, E2075, Immo T 016096096498

Orthodox Christian

Sunday Worship Gatherings at 9 & 11 a.m.

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

Youth Group

Middle School Youth Group, "Plugged-In" for Landstuhl, Kaiserslautern and Sembach meets on Sundays from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Pulaski Religious Youth Center. High School Youth Group, "The Rock" meets on Sundays from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Pulaski Religious Youth Center. Dinner for Students and their Families, Jewish Religious Services "Café" meets on Sundays from from 430 to 530 t 3BNTUFJO 4PVUI $IBQFM 4ZOBHPHVF (480-5753), p.m. at the Pulaski Religious Youth Center. Shabbat Evening Service, For details and other events, call Anthony Amor Friday, 7 p.m. at 0151-2411-2619 or visit Catholic Services t 3BNTUFJO /PSUI $IBQFM (480-6148) Sunday Mass, 9:00 a.m. and 5 p.m. Confessions, 4 to 4:45 p.m. Sunday Daily Mass, 11:30 a.m. Mon through Fri t 7PHFMXFI $IBQFM (489-6859) Confessions, 4 to 4:45 p.m. Saturday Mass, 5 p.m. Saturday t %BFOOFS $IBQFM Sunday Confessions 11:45 a.m. Sunday Mass 12:30 p.m. Daily Mass 11:45 a.m. Tue – Fri POC USAG-K Chaplains Office 493-4098, Civ 0631-3406-4098


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Keeping it real, relational and relevant

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

Denominational Services

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


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

Airbase: 15 min: Bruchmuehlbach: freest, super house, 5br, 3 bath, floorh, gar E 2270,-; Kaiserslautern: great house, 260 sqm, 4 br, 2 bath firepl, floorh. 2 gar, yard E 1980,-; Bruchmuehlbach: luxurious house, 5 br, fireplace, big patio, gar, E 1920,-; Glan_Muenchweiler: brand new 3 br, apt, huge terrace, gar E 1300,; Weltersbach: house, 3 br, basem, yard, gar E1050,-; JR Realtyreduced fee- ph: 01703159692, Avail 15 March. Duplex in Mackenbach, 6 min. from RAB, Ramstein school district. 3 large/ 1 small BR, 1.5 bath. Balc, 10 rms total. Garage & Carport. € 1200 + util. No finders fee. 01784524638, or 06374-5333 (after 1600hrs). Available with GP Residences: Nice new Waldmohr House, 2 levels only, 5 BR, 2.5 baths, liv/din rm, storage, garage, private yard, €2,000. Modern Waldmohr House, 4 BR, 2 baths, nice bik, liv/din rm, garage, private yard, quiet area, €1,200. Nice Bruchmühlbach House, 4 BR, 2.5 baths, bik, liv/din rm; garage, large yard, lots of storage, €1,250. Nice Kaiserslautern House, centrally located, 4BR, 2 baths, bik, liv/dinrm, yard, garage, €1170. Largely reduced fees, call 0162-4131-878 or 06372-3211 or email: Beautiful FSH 300 m² built in 2008 with a great view, 30 km to RAB, 5 BR, BIK, 2.5 Baths, Liv/ Din-Room, Storage, Garage, Yard, Pets negotiable, Reduced Fee! Rent: 2050 Euro +util., Avail: Now. For more information please contact G.I. Bill Pay Service & Real Estate: 06371-465407 or 01601065196 or ramstein@gibill Beautiful house 220 m² in K'Lautern, 4 BR, 2 Bath, BIK, Liv/ Din-Room, Storage, Basement, Floor-Heating, Garage, Yard, Pets negotiable, Rent: 1640 Euro + utilities, Avail: March 15, 2013, Reduced fee. For more info please contact GI Bill Pay Service & Real Estate Tel.: 06371-465407 or 0160-1065196, Email: ramstein@gi Brand new freestanding house, 10 Min. to Rab, 330sqm., 5 bedrms., 3 baths., b.i.k., dressrm., garage, yard, 2.600 €uro + util Anne S. Neumann Immobilien4you Tel: 06372803641 or 0173-8317162 Brand new freestanding house, 250sqm., 5 bedrms., 3 baths., b.i.k, garage, dressrm., yard, 2.000 €uro + util Anne S. Neumann Immobilien4you Tel: 06372803641 or 0173-8317162 Brand new house, Kaiserslautern, 300sqm liv-space, 5bedr, 2 1/2 bath, luxury kitchen, fireplace, garage €2280,- + util. Real Estate Metzler 01759855251 Bruchm. Miesau, new House 285 sqm Ramstein district, 6BR, 4baths - 1xWhirlpool, flr heating, Granit floors, fireplace, BIK, big Terrace and Garden, double gerage, car park, heating, solar-assisted, €2400 06372-8204/info@len Linden, 220 sqm house, open fireplace, 3 bm, patio, nice view, E1700, Immo. T 0160-96096498

March 1, 2013

HOUSES FOR RENT All ads & pics can be viewed @

Duplex 4BR Tal Strasse 3, Linden. 2 bath BIK garage open firepl 2 balc 2liv rm laundryrm â‚Ź900 + util 06307-6734 or 016098566159 Duplex-Half 310 m² in Konken, 25 km to RAB, 6 BR, 2.5 Baths, BIK, Liv/Din-Room, Basement, Garage, Yard, Pets welcome, Rent: 2300 Euro + util., Avail: Now. Reduced fee! For more information please contact G.I. Bill Pay Service & Real Estate: 06371465407 or 0160-1065196 or Enjoy the great view from this Bavarian style FSH, 220 m² in Niederkirchen, 20 km to Sembach, 22 km to KL, 3-4 BR, 2 Baths, BIK, Huge Liv./Din. room area w. fire place, party room w. Bar, 1 garage, pets negotiable, Rent: 1680.00 EUR + util., Avail.: Now, Reduced fee. For more info please call GI Bill Pay Service & Real Estate, Tel.: 0160-1065196 or 06371-465407, E-mail: ramstein@ Eulenbis next to Weilerbach: 270 m² livingsp 5 bedr, 3 bathr, livingr kitchen wintergarden. Great View, open firepl, garage, no pets, no finders fee. RE/MAX Dreamhomes 4 U, Landstuhl, Kaiserstr. 4 Tel: 01704116990 email wolf Freestanding House in Hauptstuhl 245 sqm, new renovated, with garage and off-road parking, for rent with a lot space as well as storage space. 5 bedrooms, bath (1/2;3/4;1), spacious kitchen (Bk) dining and living room area. The rooms are spacious and all floors are tiled or laminate flooring. The house is inspected from housing office and ready to move in. The monthly rent is 1.800,00 Euro, + utilities, deposit as well as a finder's fee. For more information or to make an appointment, don't wait call real estate Fettig Immobilien on 0172 6182 688 and have a look at your new home. We are looking forward to work with you and find you a nice an cozy home.

Kaiserslautern American FSH 160 m², 8 km to Landstuhl, 12 km to RAB, 4 BR, 2 Bath, BIK, Liv/Din, Basement, Garage, Patio, Pets allowed, Rent: 830 Euro + util., Avail: Now, Reduced Fee. For more info please contact GI Bill Pay Service & Real Estate Tel.: 06371-465407 or 01601065196, Email: ramstein@gibill FSH 164 m² in Schallodenbach, 18 km to RAB/KL/Sembach, 5 BR, 2 Baths, Liv/Din-Room, BIK, Basement, Yard, Garage, Pets negotiable, Rent: 1160 Euro + util., Avail: March 20, 2013. For more info please contact GI Bill Pay Service & Real Estate Tel.: 06371465407 or 0160-1065196, Email: FSH 250 m² in Neuhemsbach, 6km to Sembach, Sembach school district, 4 BR, 2 Baths, BIK, Liv/Din-Room, Storage, InLaw-Suite, Yard, Pets allowed, Rent: 1700 Euro + util., Avail: March 15, 2013, Reduced fee. For more info please contact GI Bill Pay Service & Real Estate Tel.: 06371-465407 or 0160-1065196, Email: FSH in Kottweiler-Schwanden, Turmstrasse 9, 180sqm, 3BR, kitchen, 2livrm, dinrm, 2baths, 1shower/1tub, wintergarden, basement, garage, car spot, lrg garden, â‚Ź1100 + util, Tel: 063244454 or 0170-2473900 House in Katzenbach 7min to RAB pets allowed 130sqm balcony liv/dinrm garage â‚Ź990 + util call 0176-24383277 Huge House in HĂźtschenhausen: 354 m², 6 BR, 2,5 Bath, Garage + Parking, Garden, BIK, Pets Welcome. â‚Ź 2240 Rent + Utilities. Want to take a look? Call! Katrin Lindner, Remax Real Estate Center 063141408880 0176/80226940

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Landstuhl Christian Church

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


Huge freestanding luxury house in Waldmohr: Ramstein school district, 330sqm, 5 bed, 3.5 bath, open plan living, designer BIK, storage, sauna, radiant floor heating, garage, yard, â‚Ź 2450 + ut. Av. 1 March, KKA Immobilien 0172/6855976 or melindakka@ Kindsbach: Town house, 5 bedr., 2 bath, garage, fenced yard, â‚Ź 1.105,-- + util., I.B.u. Immobilienservice Thomas SouriĂ&#x;eaux â‚Ź1105 06374-995694 KL-Dansenberg, nice 1FH 5rms, BIK, 2baths, 160sqm, Carport, yard, â‚Ź1250 +utl, from private, Tel. 0631/98080, cell 017631229617 Landstuhl/Melkerei - Nice 2 bedrm house, liv/diningrm, built-in kitchen, 2.5 bath duplex, sun room, fam rm, basemt, garden and garage, 165m² liv space. Avail. mid-March. Rent 1100â‚Ź + util., 1 Mo Finders Fee Doris Drewlow Immobilien, 06371-5940059 Large Elegant house in Altenglan (Kusel), 330sqm, w/granny annex, and much more, â‚Ź2,600+util for rent or sale obo, 06381-425307 Lux. Bungalow in BruchmĂźhlbach, 10 min. RAB, 195 sqm next to forest, gas heating, wood floor with floor heating, 2bedr. (1furn.), 1 1/2 bath, BIK, large liv/din area with Italien Marble fireplace, 1 office, furn. laundry - and storageroom, 2 terraces (1 with excl. table + chairs ), fenced yard, 2 car garage in the house. â‚Ź 1420,-- + util., no pets. please call: Immob. Schick-MĂźller 06301-719565/ 0172-6785550 Luxury big FSH, 20km to K-Town 180sqm, 4BR, 2bath, flr heating, BIK, terrace, balc, garden, quiet area, â‚Ź1300 + util, Call Henry 0172-6634425

St. Alban's Military Community

Episcopal Services HOLY EUCHARIST Sundays 10:30

Kapaun Chapel For more information please

call 480-6148 or 06372-3163



Freestanding house in Miesen400sqm, Landstuhl best location, bach 245 sqm, with garage. LiSunday 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. big parking lot, church permission, ving room, dining room, kitchen Wednesday 7 p.m. single standing! (bk, 1 year), bedroom (8), bath (3), /DQGVWXKOHU 6WUD‰H ‡ 5DPVWHLQ 9LOODJH basement with storage and laun- Tel: 06374-945350 or 0151-57727850 Tel: 0176-24378965 dry room, as well as attic. All the Email: rooms are spacious. Nice fenced back yard. Great area to live. The house is inspected from housing office. The monthly rent is Gary Craft, Pastor 1.760,00 Euro, + utilities, deposit as well as a finder's fee. For more information or to make an appoint4VOEBZT BU BN BN BOE QN t 8FEOFTEBZT BU QN ment, don't wait call real estate 6km north of the A6 on the B40 in Mehlingen Fettig Immobilien on 0172 6182 1IPOF t 688 and have a look at you new home. We are looking forward to work with you and find you a nice an cozy home.

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Freestanding house, Rab school, 200sqm., 4 bedrms., 3 baths., b.i.k., modern style garage 1.510 â‚Źuro + util Anne S. Neumann Immobilien4you Tel: 06372803641 or 0173-8317162 Queidersbach, nice 3 bm duplex, studio, carport, E890, Immo. T 016096096498

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KMC Assembly of God invites you to the third annual


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

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

KMC Assembly of God KaiserstraĂ&#x;e 16a 67661 Kaiserslautern

Air Force Chapel Schedule

Spring 2013 Religious Celebrations for Passover, Lent and Easter PROTESTANT Wednesdays during Lent 20, 27 February, 6, 13, 20 March 1800 - Liturgical - Midweek Lenten Soup Supper 1900 - Lent Service with Communion, Ramstein South Chapel Holy Week Palm Sunday 24 March 0900 - Liturgical Palm Sunday Service with communion, Ramstein South Chapel 1100 - Contemporary Palm Sunday Service, Ramstein North Chapel 1100 - Traditional Palm Sunday Service, Ramstein South Chapel 1100 - Gospel Palm Sunday Service, Vogelweh Chapel Wednesday 27 March 1830 - "Seven Last Words of Christ", Vogelweh Chapel Maundy Thursday 28 March 1900 - Liturgical Maundy Thursday Service with communion, Ramstein South Chapel Good Friday 29 March 1900 - Liturgical Good Friday Service, Ramstein South Chapel Easter Sunday 31 March 0700 - Easter Sunrise Service, Ramstein Woodlawn Golf Course 0900 - Liturgical Service with communion, Ramstein South Chapel 1100 - Contemporary Easter Service, Ramstein North Chapel 1100 - Traditional Easter Service, Ramstein South Chapel 1100 - Gospel Resurrection Service, Vogelweh Chapel For questions about services and times call Ramstein North Chapel: 480-6148 (06371-47-6148) or Ramstein South Chapel: 480-5753 (06371-47-5753) CATHOLIC Lenten Confessions 18 March 1700-1900, Ramstein North Chapel 30 March 1100-1200, Vogelweh Chapel *No 1600-1645 Confessions on 30 March Fridays of Lent 15, 22 February, 1, 8, 15, 22 March 1730 - Stations of the Cross and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament, Ramstein North Chapel followed by a Lenten Soup Supper Holy Week & Sacred Triduum Palm Sunday 23 March 1700 - Vigil Mass, Vogelweh Chapel 24 March *0830, 1700 - Masses, Ramstein North Chapel Holy Thursday 28 March 1730 - Mass of the Lord’s Supper, Ramstein North Chapel followed by Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament concludes with 2345 - Night Prayer

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

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Mackenbach: FSH, 6-7 bedr., 3 bath, sauna, pool, 2 car garage, â‚Ź 1.580,-- + util., I.B.u.Immobilienservice Thomas SouriĂ&#x;eaux 06374 995 694 Nice FSH 240 m², 18 km to RAB, Landstuhl school district, 3-4 BR, Mehlbach, Duplex, 7rms, 2.5 Baths, BIK, Liv/Din-Room, 170sqm, BIK, bath, excl. equip- Storage, Yard, 2 Garages, Pelletped, floor-heat, avail now, â‚Ź1150 Heating, Pets negotiable, Rent: +electr. & gas from provider. 1800 Euro + 200 Euro estimate Siegelbach, 3 bm duplex, 2,5 Westpfalz Immobilien Thomas for heating + util., Avail: April 1, baths, E1170, Immo T. Werle, Haseneckstr. 23, 66953 Pir- 2013. For more info please con016096096498 masens, Tel: 06331-507195 or tact: GI Bill Pay Service & Real 0170-2960501, Estate, Tel.: 06371-465407 or 0160-1065196, E-mail: ramstein@ Near BruchmĂźhlbach: Freest Mr. Wong house, 260sqm, 5BR, 2,5BA, No fee house in Schwedelbach, welcomes you to our open fireplace, yard, 2 balconies, freestanding house, 180 sqm., 4 NEW RESTAURANT! bedrms., 2 baths., b.i.k., yard, Fuchsstr. 1 • 67688 Rodenbach 2 garages â‚Ź 2.000,- + util 06371/ 943310 www.GermaWild-Immobili 1.295 â‚Źuro + util Anne S. NeuFormerly ASIA HOUSE RAMSTEIN BLDG. 412 (Community Center) mann Immobilien4you Tel: 803641 or 0173-8317162 Now re-opened officially for everyone who enjoys GOOD Near BruchmĂźhlbach: Nice houMR. WONG MEALS se, 4BR/1,5BA, open-fireplace, No fee! FSH 270 m² in 67305 very excl, American StyTel: 06374 – 9951770 yard, balcony, terrace, garage Ramsen, â‚Ź1070 06371/943310 www.Germa le, Pool, 2,5 Bath, 2 BIK, big Liv/ Opening Hours: Mon- Sun: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. & 5 p.m. - 10.30 p.m. Din-Room, 2 open fireplace, ment, 1000 m² Yard, Pets allowed, Rent: 1670 â‚Ź + util, available La Brocca welcomes you to enjoy the finest authentic Italian food on March 1st 0174-2111176

Mackenbach: attractive modern home in golf course estate, 4 bed, 2.5 bath, BIK, laundry, storage, huge master with with-in closet, en-suite and terrace, small yard with patio, carport, â‚Ź1470 + ut. Av. 1 March. KKA Immobilien, 0172/6855976 or melindakka@



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Ramstein village, nice house close to RAB, 3 bdr, 2 baths, carport, large yard, reduced fee €1360 Martin 0177-1700206 Rodenbach, 124 sqm, 4 bedrooms, 1,5 bath, BIK, Garden, Terrace, Basement, quiet area, Rent 940 € + Finder's fee. Call IhrZuhause-Immobilien. 015787016817

Thaleischweiler - Froeschen, Duplex, 163sqm, 2 levels, liv/dinrm, 4br, office rm, bik, 2 baths w/ bathtub & 1 w/ shower, basement, new central gas heating, laminate floors, lrg garden, 2 parking spaces, balc, terrace, € 1160 + util, 06334-449559 Townhouse 160 m², Ramstein school, 25 km to RAB, 5 BR, BIK, 2 Baths, liv/din-Room, Garage, Pets allowed, Rent: 980 Euro + util., Avail: Feb. 15, 2013. For more info please contact: GI Bill Pay Service & Real Estate, Tel.: 06371465407 or 0160-1065196, E-mail: Weilerbach nice duplex, 130sqm, 3 bedrm, livrm, bik, 2.5bath, floor heating, open fireplace, yard, terrace, €990 + util, Roth Immobilien, 06374-994776 or 0171-1950606

Rodenbach, nice freest. house 135 sqm., gas heating, 1 liv/dinroom, 4 bed, 1 1/2 bath 1 BIK, laundryr., Food Pantry, basem., attic, fenced yard, 1 garage + 3 parksp. € 940,-- + util., no pets. Schopp, 4Bedr, Duplex-half, 10min KL-Vogelweh, BIK, garage, 06301-719565/ 0172-6785550 spectacular view, 980€ + util, Rodenbach: Rowendhouse (like 0176-35598944 Immob. Sornberduplex), 197sqm, 4BR/2,5BA, ter- ger race, small yard, carport € 1340.+ util. Freest, 300sqm, 5BR/ 2,5BA, carport, € 2220.- + util; rowendhouse, 2 years old, 245sqm, 5BR/2,5BA, carport, € 1875.- + util 06371/943315 www.Germa 2 MINUTES OUTSIDE


Schwedelbach, freest. House, 4rms, bik, 2 bath, basement, carport, terr, yard, 1 March, €900 + util, Finders Fee, 1MR + VAT,, Phone 0171-52 72027 Siegelbach, very nice house, 4 bedr, new BIK, bath, WC, liv/din, for single/couple, no pets, 1 March, big terrace, 2 parking pl, €1450 + util. Finders fee, 1 MR + VAT,, Phone 0171-52 72027 Steinbach am Glan, High standard freestanding house, approx 20 min to RAB, quiet area, 296 sqm, 6 BR, liv/dinr, BIK, 3 baths, balc. terr. garage. 2180 € + util. avail. 1 April. Weiss Immobilien, 0179/6778745

Weilerbach, 215 sqm, 6 bedrooms, 2 BIKs, Balcony, Terrace, Garden, 3 full baths, double garage, Sauna, Fireplace, Rent 1820 € + util. Reduced finder's fee. Call IhrZuhause-Immobilien 0157-87016817

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Townhouse in Obermohr (~ 10 min to Ramstein Air Base) 140 sqm for rent. Living-dining room area, kitchen (bk), bedroom (3), bath (1/2, 1, ¾), off road parking as well as balcony and terrace. Basement with storage and laundry room. The house is inspected from housing office. The monthly rent is 850,00 Euro, + utilities, deposit as well as a finder's fee. For more information or to make an appointment, don't wait call (please don't sent e-mails) real estate Fettig Immobilien on 0172 6182 688 and have a look at you new home. We are looking forward to work with you and find you a nice an cozy home Ramstein school district: FSH in Glan-Münchweiler, 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, modern BIK, gas heating, terrace, nice yard, garage, basement. Av. 1 March. €1200 + ut. Realtor fee one months rent. KKA Immobilien. Tel. 01726855976 or



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Freestanding house, 15 Min from RAB, 200sqm., living space, 4 bedrms., + studio, 2 baths., basement, balcony, 2 garages, fenced yard, ready to move in Price 130 000 â‚Źuro Anne S. Neumann Immobilien4you Tel: 0637220 min to RAB or Ktown - Hefers- 803641 or 0173-8317162 weiler: great house, about 330 m² livingspace, 8-9 bedr, 3 bathr, Livingr, 2 built in kitchen, balcony, Glan-MĂźcheiler, 1 duplex house all tiled and floor heating, garage, 161sqm, 3 bedrooms, 2,5 bafantastic view, available now â‚Ź throoms, bik, built 2000, nice 289.000,-- RE/MAX Dreamhomes area, 175000â‚Ź 1 duplex house, 4 U, Landstuhl, Kaiserstr. 4 tel: 193 sqm, 3 bedrooms, 2,5 ba01704116990 email wolf throoms, bik, outdoor pool, garden house, family room, built 2000, nice area, 215000â‚Ź call 300sqm+ Finished basement, 01743986743 m.bassler@bk-giuli top floor can be rented out as a separate apartment, 2 car garage, 2 car carport, Nice yard with barbecue fire pit, grape vines, blue- HĂźtschenhausen, nice, big houberry bushes and more. New Kit- se, 350m², 745m² lot, 5 bedr, 4 chen, new wallpaper in living bath, heated floors. built 2006 Erkus room, lots of storage space. Bet-, â‚Ź395000 meh ween Ramstein, Kaiserslautern, 063141410602 and Baumholder. Save Money = No Realtors!!! 13 Glanblick Offenbach-Hundheim RP 67749 KL-Linden, modern freest. houâ‚Ź270000 0171-999-1710 / thun se, 200 m², 3 bdr, 600 m² ty, garage, floorheat, Schicker Wohnen e.K. â‚Ź259000 Martin 8 Min to RAB, Ramstein School 0177-1700206 Distr., about 400 m² living space, 7 bedr, huge family room, livingr, diningr, excl. kitchen, pantry, 3 RAB school, brand new freestanbathr, Sauna, 2 Garages very ding house, 280sqm., livingquiet living area, â‚Ź 449.000,-- RE/ space, 5 bedrms., 3 baths., b.i.k., MAX Dreamhomes 4 U, Land- floor-heating, garage, yard, Price stuhl, Kaiserstr. 4, Tel 330 000 â‚Źuro Anne S. Neumann Tel: 0637201704116990, email wolf Immobilien4you 803641 or 0173-8317162

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RAB school, quiet area, very nice freestanding house, 200sqm., living-space, + basement, 2 baths., b.i.k, dining/living rm., gallery, 3 bedrms., with Masterbedr., balcony, Price 325 000 €uro Anne S. Neumann Immobilien4you Tel: 06372-803641 or 0173-8317162

Landstuhl: Warehouse-type building about 500 m², office space, large parking. Also good for big meetings etc. Available now rental price on request. RE/MAX Dreamhomes 4 U, Landstuhl, Kaiserstr. 4 Tel: 01704116990 email wolf

Winnweiler freestanding house, 165 sqm., living-space, 650 sqm., property, 2 baths., b.i.k., 3 bedrms., + dress rm., attic, gallery, office, open fire-place, floorheating, garage Price 330 000 €uro Anne S. Neumann Immobilien4you Tel: 06372803641 or 0173-8317162 Wonderful freestanding house, 400sqm., living-space, 1200sqm., property, with outside pool, 2 garages, florida room, 5 bedrms., open-fire-place, 3 baths., b.i.k., sepr. apartment Price 420 000 €uro Anne S. Neumann Immobilien4you Tel: 06372803641

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!!!! 1 2 3 4 5 Beds luxury temp apts for incoming/outgoing families & TDY. Ramstein Air Base 2 mins, short walk to restaurants & shops. Beautifully furnished, 100% equipped TV, AFN, English satalite, DSL, free telephone, USA & Europe, good library & movie selection. Pets welcome. Off street parking at all locations. Call 0171LOOKING FOR A COZY PLACE 2679282 or email: luxuryapts09@ 2004 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT Quad Cab 2WD 4.7L, 133,000 mi- TO SPEND THE WEEK OR A MONTH? yahoo, com les, KBB Value: 10,273, Nada: We can help! Apt / TLA close to RAB & LRMC $9,300. Seats 6 people. Clean Tit- TLAs in Ramstein New apt for 1 bedfully furn wshr/dryer, TV, internet le. Runs Great. $9,000 obo, Natas- room for 2 people & also for families. oppt. Long term rental possib. ha or Ray 015164512307 or Apts have: full furn Sat TV microw. €25/day / €650 mnth 0178- 01745750080, email: phone comp w/DSL private parking pets 3492565 OK wash/dryer also avail. Call 06371-5432 or 0171-3256002 Cool modern TLA right in K-Town for 1 or 2. New appliances, in-hou- 2006 Lincoln Zephyr (MKZ) V6, se garage, towels, sheets, pans. 95K. Luxurious car inside and out. Just bring your suitcase! 01522 White ext with tan heat/cooled seating. Fully loaded. $8000 Chris 1641751 01703272717 or natebully@ New 4* TLA Landstuhl 1350sqm internet 2 BR a home from home www.

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BMW 316i, automatic, Leather and heat seats, power (window, sun roof), blue, new summer tire on alloy rims, Park sensors, 99 k miles, Call: 015117610336 $3200

2005 Harley Davidson Black Cherry Road King Classic with 5k miles. Chrome upgrades with Screaming Eagle Stage 1 and II pipes. More extras. U.S. specs. $13,250

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European Financial Management Ball, 29 March 2013 Armstrong Club in Kaiserslautern, Germany 1730 to 2200 Military: Military Dress Uniform E7/GS09 and Above: $55.00 Civilian: Formal Attire E6/GS07 and Below: $45.00, PleaToda high power N2 Camshafts, se RSVP NLT 8 March 2013 to: K20a 295in12.5 and K20a 2LT Elizabeth Lopez, Email: eliz 285ex12.0, asking for both $700., DSN, Call: 017622987498 314-485-7119 Porsche 911S Cabrio, 2006, 62K miles, 6 spd man, dark blue, htd seats, nav, black hardtop, windscreen, 19" wheels, plus snow tires / 18" wheels, US Spec $48,500 0160-3647172 /

The Rheinland-Pfalz International Choir is getting set to begin its second half program, and we are seeking new members. If you love music and love to sing, please consider visiting to see if RPIC is a good fit for you! We meet Tuesday evenings in KaiserslauternErzhuetten, and new members are welcome through February. Please visit our website at (available in both German and English). There you will find directions, performance samples, music repertoire, photos, and contact information. We look forward to meeting some new members from the Kaiserslautern area! Vegan/Vegitarian Meetup Looking for other (Raw) Vegans/Vegitarians in the area. Want to share information, ideas, recipes etc! Email for more info. Free

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Big Screen TV - Hitachi Ultravision Multi-System (PAL, NTSC, SECAM) 220v or 110v, 43" wide, 53" high, 27,5" deep, Screen 39" wide x 30" tall $300, marshall4@hap Boxlight beamer. US specs, comes with carrying case. Great for shooting images on a large screen! $90.00. Call 0172-9476390. 0172-947-6390 Cisco Sat Rec very little use $150 / 017696911734 HD compatible Sky satellite receiver with card and remote. Can meet at either Ramstein or Vogelweh. Cash only and only serious buyers please. $150 HIFI micro system, CDS 6680, tuner am-fm, cds plays contents of MP3, USB, SD/SDHC/MMC memory card, many more func. Excellent sound 3 months old, Moving USA $80.00 was Euros 150,00, 06331-1495135 or Kenwood Stereo system, Compact Disc Player DP-1050, Stereo Receiver KR-A 5040, Douple Cassette Deck KX-W 6040, 2 big Pioneer Boxes CS-997, remote control RC-5040, Very good condition! €380 obo, Tel. 06385-415150 Looking for Laserdisc players and movies, concerts and music on laserdisc. Cash paid Call Scott 015142463712 or powersweep@ Telephone Siemens Gigaset A265 Duo. Handsfree, Answering machine. $25.00, 017684658955 Waffle maker, 220 017622987498

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$45.00 Car cover, GMC Saturn SL, like new, only used twice, very enthusiastic to sell. 2 German treadle sewing machines in cabinets, good condition, one needs new belt $100.00 each 2 tripods, 5' and 4', adj camera mount, rolling/locking stand holds either tripod, adds 6" to height $20.00 220 Whirlpool washing machine and 220 Candy Vented Dryer selling as set excellent condition $450 obo katzewhisker16@ya or 06302/984-1065 8 pots of Play-Doh, various colors, two unopened. €5, 017622987498 A large variety of boys clothing. Pick out five either pants or shirt or both for only $20. Age 2 to 7, 017622987498 Air Compressor 110 max psi, 110 volts, asking $35.00, contact or 063137310115 Antique Tin Pot - very old - passed down from my grandfather. $40. See pictures at E-mail Art Nouveau furniture over 100 years old. A variety of items, grandfather clock (Harmonium), crystal glasses, Murano glasses, Meisner porcelain figurines, 200years old, coffee and Tea set. Call: 0177-5211480 Baby and kids' quilts and fabric, clothing, stuffed animals, Sat 23 Feb and 2 Mar, Lindenstrasse 14, 66851 Steinalben, 9:00-4:00 varies Barbie rug, pink with sitting Barbie, very good condition. Wonderful girl´s room decoration! (Was bought at Moebel Martin in KL). $12 06371-916405 / Basketball hoop for children, black and red, approx 3feet tall, $10, Call: 017622987498 Boys Snow/Winter Boots - 2 Pair - Size 3 - $5 Each. Both worn less than one season! Excellent Condition! Pics Available, stvvee@, 0151 4664 5395 Bungee cord about 53" long Free CD holder, heavy plastic, excellent condition Free irisalton@

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Swarovski, silver, crystal, trilogy masquerade, 1999-2001, w/crystal signs & displays, 899€ obo Call: 0162-2762421 Sz L thru 3X What's a clothes-alcholic to do with a short-notice PCS? Very nice career-type clothing, barely or never worn, some still with tags reasonable irisalton@ The Swarovski Pierrot mesasures 8". This is the first edition of "Masquerade" series. Retired in 1999. Pics on To sale a complete set of dishes, never used. Excellent state. Dollars accepted. €20, 015152112197 To sale washing machine AEG model 54849. Excellent state (used 2 years). Dollars accepted €200 015152112197 Toy Story hat, for ages 3 to 6. €5, 017622987498 Documents for Sale! USA and CSA documents, coins of Germany and China, private collection, for sale piece by piece. Call between 4-7pm 0152-25194313 (David Frank) Various Golf items Includes Shoes Size 11 worn 1 time, Nike Air Glove size XL, Towels and small carrying bag. 1 case of 30 each New Golf Balls $50,00 017684658955 email spvendor@ Wine Rack/Holder, holds six bottles, attractive metal finish, fits perfectly in a small, narrow space. $10; 0163-330-5535 or john@ad Winter boots for boys, size 30, $20, Call: 017622987498 Womens' boot and shoes, hardto-find Sz 10 and 11 Medium, barely or never worn, lots of colors and styles, can't wear high heels anymore $5.00-10.00 irisalton@

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Cherry wood, lighted, contemporary design, living room Shrunk. Has a mirror bar section. size is 225 cm high, 56 cm deep, 300 cm long. Excellent piece $300, 063744520 or Clothes Schrank $140.00 / 017696911734 Couch/Bed combo like new! Was Euro 1500.00 brand new. Cream colored, 180cm wide by 220cm long. Euro 350.00. Call 0172-9476390. Cuckoo clock, original Black Forest, Made in Germany, wooden clock-face, cuckoos every half & full hour, music every hour €200 Designer glass coffee table from Interia, $130, Very study Solid wood frame. Call: 06374-944828 Dining room set kitchen, beech inlay, Table extendible, 2 chairs and corner seat / bench with cushion, L:110cm, extendible to 170cm, self-collecting €250 +496302 981905 Dining table w/ 2 benches, massiv wood - oak style, €250 017690796039 Exercise Bike $25.00 herrigk@hot / 017696911734 German Sideboard and Highboard for Sale. Oak-rustic color, massiv. Great condition! New €1200 each, now selling for €250 each! Call: 0176-907-96039

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Light blue leather alternative couch, U shaped 2 meter 87 wide, $275, black leather recliner with foot stool, $30, Call 01704019648 Sembach Area

Table lamps, leather lamp shade, self-collecting, Height lamp 1, : 67cm, Height lamp 2, : 47cm, €15€ each, set 25€ +496302 981905

Looking for American couch, good condition, not to high in price, also looking for King size bed, KMCC location, 0176-76869130

This is a solid oak entertainment center. It is in great shape and is real wood not pressboard. $200 06374 99 28322

Lovely Budda picture must sell located Pirmasens was orginally $149.00 Check out all my other items must move, picture is 3X3 feet,, 06331-1495135

To sale 2 bar chairs in good state, 60€ for both chairs (Width 40cm, depth 45cm, seat height 74cm, chair height 102cm). Dollars accepted €60, 015152112197

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Wall Unit, modern, light wood, Queen size headboard, frame can be displayed as one or in 3 bracket attached $35.00 irisalton@ parts, great condition, matching side board $85, call Real leather couch, red, very 016092295588, $180 comfortable, L shape, original priWicker chair / basket chair Nice ce was €3000. Asking $1500 obo. handmade wicker chair with yelSeats 6 - 7 people. Appr. 3 years low cusion. Self-collecting €50 old. 270x270cm, 0631/5208312 +496302 981905 or 3ea Shelving Wood Sells for over $6,000 at the ba- 175x160x39cm $25 and 3ea mezaar. Black Forest clock, oak, 4 tal shelving 150x86x30cm $15, chimes, silent op, moon settings, Wine Rack 118x86x30 $25, 4 glass shelves, light, Neuschwan- 017696911734 stein on pendulum $3,000.00 Zululand; Beautiful pictures changeds colors around frame Solid oak, no particle board, ex- and the warriors as you walk past, cellent condition, top part with 3 43x55inches name of the art (Chadrawers detaches for moving, 63" kas stand) Loca. Pirmasens, long, 59" tall, 57" deep $1,500.00 $100.00 imagine_peace@t-onli firm, 06331-1495135

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! ! ! ! ! Bridge cleaners - cross the bridge into a cleaner world! PCS, yardwork, trash removal and a lot more! We except VAT Forms! 0173-3683830 All Lies Died are looking for a shouter. Music style Nu metal, Metal core in the KMC area, Call Alex: 0631-5208312 Certified translations. Reasonable rates. Call 06374-4113 or 0179-531-0274. Clock repair & antique clock sales. Hermann Lieser, Ludwigstr. 32, Landstuhl 06371-2637 House Cleaning or Hair Braiding Call Khisa 06374-805015 or cell: 0170-6447943 Moving to K-Town? Do you need a professional move-in inspection? Contact us! S&G GbR, Estate Agency, Translator/Interpreter Certified KL., near Vogelweh. Reasonable rates. Call: 0631-54440

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Buying dictionaries all languages MRE (Meal Ready to Eat) Wanand foreign language guides. Call ted. 0170-1910484 0152-25194313 or 0160-69439449 Looking for someone to help me Double bass drums preferable move a mattress, (2 meter long / but not necessary. No experience 2 meter wide.) King size bed, needed. Must love Heavy Metal. couch and boxes. Possibly with a Drummer for Heavy Metal Band jo small van/truck, (2 men) the 1 March. From Homburg to stein. Call: 0176-76869130 German/Americancouple with elderly dog and indoor cat looking Looking for two strong men to for modern/updated freestanding help me move on the 1st of house in the Landstuhl area. Mo- March for a little apt from Homve poss within 30 days. €1600 burg to Ramstein. Price neg. Call: 0176-76869130 0151-44335988 Looking to rent a bright, well maintained, 2 bedroom, large balcony, apartment beginning 1 June in KL. Mature, non smoking lady, no pets. €750 Incl. utilities 58,

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Looking for a van/transport bus for moving large items, i .e King Size bed. Price neg. Area preferable Ramstein/Homburg/Kaiserslautern Call: 0176-76869130

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