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March 22, 2013

Volume 37, number 11

Ramstein honors women during luncheon Story and photo by Senior Airman Caitlin O’Neil-McKeown 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs Women’s History Month is in its third week and Ramstein hosted its annual luncheon Monday to celebrate some of the great women who helped forge history. This year’s theme is women inspiring innovation through imagination. “This year is dedicated to celebrating women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics,” said Master Sgt. Richard Cring, 86th Security Forces Squadron NCOIC of commander support staff. “McMullen is just one of the many women who encompasses all of these traits. The event was able to bring her out to the community and provide them with the opportunity to hear her story.” Dr. Dell W. McMullen, Kaiserslautern school district superintendent and luncheon guest speaker, talked See LUNCHEON, Page 3

Dr. Dell W. McMullen, Kaiserslautern school district superintendent, speaks to Airmen during the KMC Women’s History Month luncheon Monday on Ramstein. The theme of the luncheon was celebrating women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

On air, online: Upcoming commander’s corner Story and photo by Rick Scavetta U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern Public Affairs Lt. Col. Lars Zetterstrom, U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern commander, will host a commander’s corner Wednesday on both American Forces Network radio and Facebook. The forum is designed as an opportunity for KMC members to ask questions or voice local concerns. Zetterstrom will share news and information about local community programs and upcoming events. Meanwhile, the garrison team will be on hand to get timely answers, he said. “We know that sometimes it’s difficult getting to a community town hall to raise

Tip of the Week Remember to set your clocks ahead one hour March 31 for daylight saving time.

issues,” Zetterstrom said “So we’re coming to you over the radio and the Internet.” Tune in to AFN “The Eagle” morning show with Demarrio Spence from 7 to 8 a.m. Wednesday to take part in the radio call-in portion. The morning show reaches thousands of listeners in the KMC, plus military audiences in Baumholder, Mannheim and Heidelberg. The frequencies are 100.2 FM, 103.0 FM and 106.1 FM. The studio hotline is 0631-536-6353. Linking radio and the Internet is a great way to discuss topics important to the community, especially with family members who often listen to AFN and use See COMMANDER, Page 2

Lt. Col. Lars Zetterstrom (right), U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern commander, and Paul Lindemer, a public works employee, talk on American Forces Network radio. On Wednesday, Zetterstrom will hold a “Commander’s Corner” — a hybrid radio and Internet-based event.

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ASBBC-Europe team puts blood into lifeblood


by Maj. Patrick A. Cutter 86th Medical Squadron chief, Armed Services Blood Bank Center-Europe Donate blood! To those who already donate blood and the volunteers who help coordinate blood drives: Thank you! Each year, the generosity of blood donors and volunteers allow the Armed Services Blood Bank Center-Europe, based in Bldg. 3738 at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, to fulfill its mission of providing quality blood products to service members and dependents within Europe and Africa during peacetime and war. Donors are true heroes who make a difference and save lives. We turn your donations into products that help ensure the young Soldier critically wounded by an explosion survives, the Airman’s daughter suffering from cancer has a better chance of successfully battling a terrible disease, and the dependent spouse injured in a horrible car accident does not succumb to their injuries. In many cases, the availability of blood makes the difference

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Facebook, said Spence, host of AFN’s popular morning show. “Folks enjoy being able to hear something on air and then interact later on,” Spence said. “Facebook allows us to do that. If you’re driving and hear a topic you want to discuss, you can go online later and ask your question.” Afterward, from 8 to 9 a.m., the conversation goes virtual, with the commander answering questions on the garrison Facebook page, kaiserslautern.

between life and death. I am very proud of the service we at the ASBBC-Europe provide and the support we receive from the community. The ASBBC-Europe conducts approximately 150 blood drives and distributes more than 5,000 blood products each year. The blood you see us collect at locations, such as the Kaiserslautern Military Community Center, is the blood made available for the wounded warriors and your loved ones. It is Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, Airmen and patriotic civilians giving the gift of life to our fellow brothers and sisters in need. It is humbling when I see the impact our donors and volunteers have and to know it is their contribution that makes blood available on the battlefield and in our treatment facilities. If you are not familiar with our process and wish to donate or volunteer, I ask that you visit the Armed Services Blood Program website at www.militaryblood.dod. mil/europe. At this helpful site, you will find information regarding the blood donation process, the history of the military blood program, reasons someone may not be eligible to donate and a calendar listing all

of the blood drives within the area. Unfortunately, current guidelines do not allow us to take donations from individuals who have lived in Europe for more than 60 months total within their lifetime. Also, those who have recently deployed to locations such as Africa or Afghanistan are not eligible to donate blood until at least one year has passed from their return from deployment. In addition to traditional blood drives, we also use a procedure called apheresis in which we only collect platelets from the donor and the remaining components are returned simultaneously. Platelets help to regulate clotting and prevent excessive bleeding. Platelet donations are invaluable and are needed in instances where a patient with a low platelet count due to cancer, anemia or other blood disease are unable to produce their own. Blood donors may only donate once every eight weeks; however, platelet donors can give up to 24 times a year. The platelet donations are scheduled appointments and may take up to two hours. We do have a library of movies and music for donors to select from to keep

them occupied during the time they volunteer to be with us. Hopefully, you or any of your family members will never need a blood transfusion. However, be assured that the hard-working staff of the ASBBC-Europe and LRMC’s Transfusion Services have dedicated themselves to making sure the blood inventory is safe, screened for disease, efficiently managed and ready when needed. This staff is a diverse organization of expert civilian and military medical laboratory professionals with a common ambition to treat each patient as family and provide the highest possible quality service. The urgent call for blood can come at any moment, and these individuals are always ready to get the job done. It is a strong team, but we depend on the support of the local military community. I need you to be a part of our team by donating blood or time. Please contact the ASBBCEurope staff at 06371-86-7107 or 486-7107 with questions you may have regarding the blood program, volunteer opportunities or donor eligibility.


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435th CRG conducts cargo operations in Romania by the 435th Air Mobility Squadron CONSTANTA, Romania — Airmen from the 435th Contingency Response Group conducted aerial port and command and control of operations in Constanta, Romania, Feb. 15 to March 10, supporting deployment and redeployment of personnel and unit equipment to and from Operation Enduring Freedom. Establishing port operations in Romania allows personnel and cargo to change transportation methods part way through the movement, providing flexibility and more cost-effective options for U.S. Central Command deployments. “This operation allows us to keep military aircraft closer to the area of responsibility and transition passengers to commercially contracted airlift when military airlift is no longer required,” said Lt. Col. Peter Janyska, continLUNCHEON, from Page 1

about issues close to her heart. “With the extraordinary talent and the incredible aptitude that we find in our students we can work together to directly influence the choices they make and the consequences they meet,” she said. “It is our hope that we will see all our students use math and science as an aspect of their everyday life.” Historically, it has been a struggle for women in the military, but there have been those who made a difference for themselves, their communities, the nation and the world. “Women’s History Month is important because it’s essential that we highlight women in the military as well as women in general who work hard to get where they are,” Cring said. “It’s important that we take that moment to recognize their contributions and everything they do for the military and note that their efforts in society don’t go unnoticed.” Since 1987, the month of March has been set aside

gency response element some of the 435th AMS commander. “We can also members. transition cargo move“We had a chance to ments to surface transporget our new folks some tation, which is generally great on the job training,” far less expensive than Drayton said. “You can using airlift for the entire read about it and study it, movement.” but there’s no substitute The overall operafor (hands-on training).” tion was a joint endeavFor the men and women or involving forces from of the 435th, this was Air Mobility Command, indeed a unique opporU.S. Air Forces in Europe tunity to stand up and and U.S. Army Europe, stand down expeditionary as well as support from aerial port operations at a the host nation, Romania. location, including trackIn total, the operation ing aircraft and cargo moved 660 short tons of requirements and extencargo and 2,664 passensive coordination with gers during the monthground forces to handle Courtesy photo long mission. and support service memAerial port operations Airmen from the 435th Contingency Response bers on the ground. fell to members of the Group load cargo as part of an operation conStaff Sgt. Melvyn ducted Feb. 15 to March 10 in Romania. mobile aerial port flight Thompson, contingency of the 435th Air Mobility Drayton II, air mobility flight C2 operations NCO, providSquadron. supervisor. “We work to use ed the command and control “One team does everything the minimum people for the expertise during the operation rather than having separate maximum job so we get it and helped with the flow of teams for (the Air Terminal done.” information. Operations Center) and The operations at Constanta “Our role is to funramp,” said Tech. Sgt. Canard were a special opportunity for nel information, getting the to recognize and celebrate the multicultural history of American women in schools, work places and communities throughout the country. “As I’ve volunteered for this luncheon, I’ve come to realize just how important it is,” Cring said. “This event started to show just how much influence the women around me have had on my career and how much they have an impact on others as well.” Throughout the month, the Ramstein Women’s History Month committee hosted a number of events to recognize women and inform the base. The events included book readings for children, booths to quiz knowledge, the annual luncheon and the final professional development seminar. “I hope that attendees of this luncheon as well as participants of Women’s History Month will recognize the effort women contribute,” said Capt. April Brown, chairwoman of the Women’s History Month committee. “I hope they have become more knowledgeable on the role women play.”

right information to the right people on time, giving them enough time to react,” he said. “Working directly with joint and multinational forces is something I don’t get to see often.” The information flow synchronized aerial port, ground transportation and life support assets, and allowed USAREUR to provide support for each group of passengers that arrived and departed. This included processing them in, providing life support and out-processing, all in synch with the airlift flow. Janyska said the members of the 435th CRG pride themselves on providing a robust, customized capability with a minimal footprint. The unit’s motto, “Light, lean, lethal,” is also their way of doing business. “This entire operation is about finding a more efficient way to move forces into and out of theater,” he said. “Keeping our footprint light is a big part of that.”

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Reported Larcenies


MARCH 13 » Kaiserslautern: Four rims with tires.

March 12

5:58 a.m.: A major traffic accident was reported in Kaiserslautern. 10:36 a.m.: A major traffic accident with injuries was reported in Landstuhl.


1:46 a.m.: An Article 111, drunken driving, was reported in Ramstein-Miesenbach. 11:20 a.m.: An Article 92, failure to obey a lawful order or regulation, was reported on Landstuhl. 3:50 p.m.: Communication of a threat was reported on Sembach Kaserne.


7:26 p.m.: A mutual assault was reported at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center.

7:48 p.m.: A house break-in and larceny was reported in Kaiserslautern.


7:15 p.m.: A hit and run, minor traffic accident, fleeing the scene and assault were reported in Mainz.


4:01 a.m.: An Article 92, failure to obey an order or regulation, and an Article 134, disorderly conduct/drunkenness, were reported on Vogelweh.

• The change of MASO inventory will be conducted Monday to March 29. During this time, the munitions storage area will be closed to all account custodians, therefore, only emergency issue requests approved by the respective group commander may be submitted. • The KMC Housing offices will be closed March 29 and April 1 in observation of German holidays. The offices will also close at 1:30 p.m. April 10 for training. • The U.S. Forces Customs Office in Bldg. 305 on Ramstein will be closed for training April 3.

New ELVIS operating hours

Due fiscal changes, the 86th Security Forces Squadron will close the Ramstein Enhanced Large Vehicle Inspection Station Saturdays. The gate will be open for construction, deliveries and large vehicle traffic coming Saturday for the last time. Beginning March 30, all large vehicles entering the installations on Saturdays must enter via the west gate.

Bulk trash pickup

Take Note

MARCH 15 » Daenner Kaserne: An unknown amount of fuel. » Ramstein-Miesenbach: One porcelain doll. » Panzer Kaserne: One U.S. and one German flag.

4:11 p.m.: Child endangerment was reported on Vogelweh.


A bulk trash pickup on Ramstein is scheduled for Monday. Residents should place items such as furniture, grills and mattresses on the sidewalk near the underground dumpsters after 6 p.m. Sunday. Pickup will take place the second and last Monday of the month until May. Then, from May to September, it will be every Monday. For more information, call the civil engineer customer service line at 489-7703 or the Ramstein Recycling Center at 480-4191.

Baumholder town hall

MARCH 14 » Miesau: One Garmin GPS, one pair of boots, and one swim suit. » Kaiserslautern: One iPhone, one iPod, one Nintendo DS, two gold rings and perfume.

A community town hall meeting will be held from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday 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,


When shopping at the base exchange with your child in a baby stroller, do not place merchandise in the stroller. Always get a shopping cart.


March 16 — 17 volunteers, 17 calls, 17 lives potentially saved.

Dental assisting program

The Ramstein Dental Clinic will start an American Red Cross Dental Assisting Volunteer Program April 22. The course is full time for seven months (from 6:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays to Fridays). It is open to dependents and/or ID cardholders with a high school diploma or equivalent. Applicants must attend the mass briefing at noon Monday in the Ramstein Dental Clinic waiting area. Interviews will be conducted Thursday and March 29. Notification of selection will be announced April 1. Participants must be available to in-process April 1 to 19. Applicants must be dedicated, motivated and up to date on all immunizations. Additional information, application process and interview sign up will be available at the briefing. For details, call Master Sgt. Michael Nilles or Staff Sgt. Nichol Maier at 479-2210 or 06371-46-2210 or email mi or


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

You may take the survey online at www. The deadline to complete the survey is 4:30 p.m. March 31.

Housing customer service

Effective April 1, all off-base housing contracts will be certified at the Vogelweh Housing Office, Bldg. 1001. FMO services will be offered at both Ramstein and Vogelweh. TLA claims, OHA changes and on-base government housing issues will remain the same. For more information, email mil.

Patient parking at LRMC

Patients with appointments at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center are reminded that parking inside the green fence that encloses the hospital compound is designated for patient parking. If all parking slots are at capacity, there is overflow parking in the Auto Skills Center parking lot. Patients should feel free to take advantage of the close proximity to clinical areas by parking within the green fence when possible.

Tax center open April 13

The Ramstein Tax Center will be open for taxes from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 13. Due to the Ramstein AFNet migration, the Ramstein Tax Center can now assist Air Force military members only. Air Force dependents must be accompanied by their sponsor. Retirees and civilians must call for individual appointments. Army and other service members should contact the Kleber or Landstuhl tax centers for assistance. The Ramstein Tax Center is open until June 15 in the Ramstein Legal Office, Bldg. 2137, across from the southside gym. Hours are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesdays, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays. For more information, call the Ramstein Tax Center at 06371-47-1040 or 480-1040.

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86th OSS Airman exceeds standards, recognized among peers Story and photo by Airman 1st Class Dymekre Allen 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs


ech. Sgt. Timothy Ledford, 86th Operations Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment craftsman, was honored with the aircrew flight equipment NCO of the year award for his outstanding accomplishments. The purpose of the NCO of the year award is to acknowledge Air Force military, civilian individuals and units for exceptional perfor-

mance in the line of duty. “Ledford exemplifies the core values of the Air Force and I am very pleased to work with him,” said Master Sgt. Yancey Callahan, 86th OSS AFE superintendent. “He is an NCO who his peers and subordinates should strive to emulate.” Ledford contributed to AFE operations and implemented enhancements to readiness. His leadership and management skills helped him beat more than 60 other nominees. “He’s a great leader and mentor,” said Master Sgt. Marittza Stewart, 86th OSS AFE flight chief. “He con-

stantly exceeds all of our expectations.” Along with surpassing expectations, Ledford’s experience and training also played a part in him winning this award. He mentored 13 youths in English and math and helped turn failing grades to 3.0 grade point averages. He also completed unit deployment manager and professional development seminar course training, which allowed Ledford to solidify a 72-hour, short-notice response to operations in Libya and Africa. Ledford also graduated a combat survivor evader locater radio training

course, which helped him aid downed aircrew members and accomplish strategic missions and other operations. Ledford’s dedication and motivation to improve himself and those around him made him the perfect candidate to represent as the winner of this year’s AFE NCO award. “I’m very humbled and undeserving,” Ledford said. “Being a part of the AFE career field means that we have to be meticulous and pay very close attention to detail and I just want to live up to that and…do my best every day.”

Tech. Sgt. Timothy Ledford, 86th Operations Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment craftsman, attaches night-vision goggles to a helmet Wednesday on Ramstein. Ledford was honored with the aircrew flight equipment NCO of the year award for his accomplishments.

AFAF helps Airmen Colors, music, customer service in times of crisis fill center during grand opening by Senior Airman Aaron-Forrest Wainwright 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs The Air Force Assistance Fund was created to help raise funds in support of the Air Force family during times of need. AFAF is made up of four different organizations: the Air Force Villages, the Air Force Aid Society, the General and Mrs. Curtis E. LeMay Foundation and the Air Force Enlisted Village. According to, the Air Force Aid Society is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to help relieve financial distress of Air Force members and their families and to assist them in financing their higher education goals. AFAS relies heavily on monetary donations in order to fund its activities, and for almost 71 years Air Force members have been contributing to AFAS. These donations fund emergency assistance programs and help AFAS put money aside so emergency assistance needs can be met, and education programs can be strengthened. Tech. Sgt. Andrew Benton, U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa public affairs band flight chief, set up a fundraiser in his office and raised more than $420 for AFAF. Members brought food and all who attended donated to the charity. “The Air Force Assistance Funds donates money to enlisted and officer Air Force members in times of need,” Benton said. “Everyone needs help and AFAF is set up to help their own family.” All the organizations that make up AFAF focus on different ways to assist Air Force members and their families. Whether helping widows during times of financial crisis or paying for a plane ticket home during emotional turmoil, AFAF has been there to help lighten the burden for those in need. This year’s AFAF campaign is being held by active-duty Air Force bases between February and May. Active-duty installations conduct their campaigns for six consecutive weeks within the campaign window.

Story and photos by Mark Heeter U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern Public Affairs


he sounds of cash registers and customers’ chatter mixed with cutters swiping fabric and speakers pulsing salsa music gave art enthusiasts reason to celebrate. Even before the official March 15 opening of the Kaiserslautern Arts and Cultural Center, people at U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern were coming out to the Kaiserslautern Community Activity Center on Daenner Kaserne to shop, said Ed Codina, the center’s director. The garrison’s directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation opened the doors in early March, followed by a two-day grand opening event. The store for fabric, supplies and notions – the tools and materials used for quilting and fine arts — is the anchor of the new center, Codina said. “We can offer the best fabrics store in all of MWR Europe,” he said, estimating the number of fabrics available. “I would put it in the hundreds.” They are what Codina calls state-of-the-art fabrics – the latest styles coming from quilt and trade shows, top manufacturers. And customers were thrilled to see them arrive. Ernie Gilgore, an avid quilter and knitter, said the new center fills a gap for art enthusiasts.

Georgia Tintle, 2, checks out the thread selection at the Kaiserslautern Arts and Cultural Center shop.

“There’s nothing around anymore,” she said, proudly showing one of her hand-crafted sweaters. “I’m German. We had to learn (knitting) in school.” The opening also included impromptu salsa lessons and an exhibit displaying the works of a number of local artists. Crystal Malloy, an artist and recreational percussionist who had See CENTER, Page 13

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German Polizei Corner Avoid vehicle thefts, break-ins The German Polizei has been receiving notifications from Americans about vehicle thefts and break-ins. According to a statistical survey conducted by the Landstuhl Polizei department in 2012, 98 percent of Americans whose cars were stolen or broken into failed to secure their vehicles properly. Vehicle thefts and break-ins can be avoided. A safety-conscious attitude and the activation of an anti-theft system can avoid damage and worries. Always remove the ignition key, even when you are away for only a short time, like when getting gas. Only then is the car’s anti-theft device activated. Also, remember to let the steering wheel lock by clicking it into place. Always close windows, doors, the trunk, the sunroof and the gas cap, even if you are only away from the vehicle for a short time. A locked gas cap makes it difficult for a thief to steal gas.

1st Sergeants’ Corner

March 22, 2013

The meaning behind our national anthem by Chief Master Sgt. Gregory N. Myers Headquarters U.S. Air Forces in Europe superintendent What do you think of when you hear our U.S. national anthem? In the military, we have the privilege of hearing our anthem so often that I wonder if people forget the words and what they mean. I have even heard some people say we should change the words to something else more appropriate to the current spirit of our country and something the modern generation would understand better. You may agree or disagree, but if anything, it does cause one to ponder

Get ready! Most Airmen who fail their fitness assessments fail because they were not ready. Isn’t it surprising that although we are given either six or 12 months to maintain our physical fitness before the next assessment, some of us fail anyway? Some Airmen fail a component of the assessment, and then either walk out or quit trying hard with the remaining components. If we give up on our fitness assessment, how can our leadership advocate for us later? How will we know where we stand for improving? Many of the injuries that occur to some of us during an assessment are legitimate; however, some Airmen fake an injury once they realize they are not going to pass. Attempting to outsmart doctors and unit leadership only weakens the trust that these Airmen have worked so hard to build. We are left with an Airman who not only is not in shape, but is also dishonest. Those are a few examples of people who are not ready for their fitness assessments. If you’re not ready, then get ready. Whether you participate in a squadron PT program or have your own, you must give your best effort and not settle for less. You should know what you need to score to pass, but you should focus your physical fitness on exceeding that score (training for the minimum can produce minimal results). You should mostly eat healthy foods, and this means at home too, not just at work where your co-workers see you. Additionally, you can visit the health and wellness center if you need help improving your fitness. Last but not least, your fellow Airmen are standing by to help you, but you have to help yourself first. The point is this, if we live up to our core val-

more about the meaning of our anthem and what it means to us. Is it possible our familiarity with the anthem has masked the spirit we should have when we hear it played? I have taken the liberty of writing an alternate version with words that reflect the thoughts that go through my mind when I hear it play. This in no way takes away from the original words, but just clarifies for me — in modern terms — what the words mean to me today: Say, can you see it? The flag. There — it is still there. I can just make it out by the first light of day. It looks like it has

been through quite a battle, but it is so beautiful. We were all so proud of it, of each other, and what we stood for as the sun went down last night; it seemed to tie us all together — every person, every dream. Even as the battle raged all around us, its broad stripes and bright stars gallantly streamed in the wind, waving over the ramparts, and announcing our intention to stand strong against the enemy. When the sun went down, the battle intensified, and we fought on. If our courage wavered, if our resolve was tested in that dark place, we only had to wait for the red glare of a rocket or the light of a bomb bursting in the air. For in

ues of integrity first, service before self and excellence in all we do, none of us should fail our fitness assessments due to lack of preparation. If you’re not ready, then get ready! (Courtesy of Master Sgt. Dathan Hayes, 2nd Air Postal Squadron first sergeant)

Civil Engineers’ Corner

Dormitory superintendent position available The 86th Civil Engineer Squadron has a vacancy for dormitory superintendent. The dormitory superintendent leads 12 personnel in managing 16 dorms valued at more than $185 million, covering both Ramstein and Kapaun air bases. This person promotes COMUSAFE’s prioritized “Clean, Safe and Secure Dormitory” initiatives to sustain and implement improvements for dormitory quality of life. This person inspects, identifies, reports, coordinates and tracks work order requests for facility maintenance, sustainability and improvements. This person also manages a $130,000 a year budget, including furniture replacement plans with the 86th CES Furnishings Management Office and acts as the primary adviser to command chiefs, squadron commanders, installation deployment centers and 41 first sergeants in setting and enforcing health, welfare and morale standards to 1,200 dormitory residents. Interested individuals should contact Debbie Perez at the KMC Housing Office at 489-6029 or Airman dormitory leader positions available The 86th Civil Engineer Squadron has vacancies in the ADL section for E-5/staff sergeant. We are seeking highly motivated individuals interested in a unique experience that will develop their leadership, mentoring and management abilities and broaden

that moment, we could see that even in the grim darkness our flag was still there. If our flag was still there, that meant we were still there. And if we were still there, then all that we were fighting for still stood a chance to still be. A glance of the colors in the heat of battle gave us hope and the gritty resolve to do everything in our power to see that hope realized. Say, does that flag, that beautiful star spangled banner, still wave over a land of free men and women? Is it still the beacon of life and liberty, the vigilant guardian over the home of a brave nation? Please tell me our dream still lives on.

their talents. These positions are highly visible and require working with all levels of leadership. Applicant criteria: » E-5 with completed seven-level » Two years remaining on station » Commute should be within 30 minutes » Minimum fitness score of 80 percent » Provide copies of last three EPRs » Provide current fitness score sheet » Provide SURF » Must not have received a selective re-enlistment bonus » Must be released from AFSC This person ensures a high quality of life standard for residents to achieve a clean, safe and secure campus and coordinates and advises unit commanders and first sergeants on all matters concerning dorm residents. This person manages individual room assignments, terminations and maintains occupancy listings. The ADL also ensures dorms meet public health and safety standards and accounts for furniture, appliances, recreational equipment and supplies. The ADL maintains and coordinates work order requests and repair records to ensure all actions are completed in a timely manner. This person also supervises bay orderlies, making sure daily cleaning standards are met. The ADL also provides after-hours, on-call support to unit leadership and residents and ensures fire, safety and health inspections are completed. This person also mentors and supports dormitory and installation dorm councils in achieving improved standards through self-help and unit led projects. Interested individuals should contact Master Sgt. Misti Rodriguez at the Dormitory Reception Center, Bldg. 2413, or call 480-3676/9313.

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AFSO21 implements equipment swap by Airman 1st Class Hailey Haux 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs As part of an Air Force Smart Operations for the 21st Century initiative, a recent equipment exchange program was implemented from Jan. 25 through Feb. 22. The main goal of this initiative was to find, share and redistribute supplies between units instead of having each unit purchase new ones. During initial planning, the team set up a SharePoint site in order to track and make supplies available to Airmen and units with access to it. However, only select members were able to update the site, said Capt. Luis Rosado-Medina, 86th Logistics Readiness Group executive. More than 100 personnel representing 86th Airlift Wing units were trained in the AFSO21 procedures. They were shown how to manage the SharePoint site and given guidelines on what they were

looking for in office storage closets. “During the training, I told them that we don’t need to have closets full of supplies,” said Master Sgt. Shannon Huffman, 86th Material Maintenance Squadron readiness NCOIC. “I explained that having a clean and organized storage room is important for people to be able to find the supplies needed.” First, the team needed to “clean house” and get all the supplies neat

and orderly. When that was finished, the next step was to document all supplies and make them available to the base. “More than $200,000 in supplies were found and posted on the website with more than $34,000 of that being redistributed,” Rosado-Medina said. Some of the office supplies available were toner, reams of paper, folders, surge protectors, pens and

notepads. Along with that were a few “not so ordinary” items like a treadmill, elliptical machine and video camera. “It is critical for us to save the Air Force money,” Huffman said. “We need to be responsible with the dollars that we are given and being able to share our assets is important.” Despite their best efforts, Airmen were finding misplaced office supplies after purchasing new ones just weeks before, Rosado-Medina said. This new process will hopefully help units avoid excess spending. “Any opportunity units have to avoid costs of purchasing something new and freeing up office space is worth utilizing a process like this,” Rosado-Medina said. “Every dollar we spend on pens is less bullets and less gas we are able to put on aircraft.” AFSO21’s framework can assist any unit in implementing ways to save time and money. The program also encourages everyone to look at their processes and find ways to improve them.

New automation process cuts Post-9/11 GI Bill claims processing times by more than half WASHINGTON — As part of its ongoing of six days to complete. For new students transformation from paper-based to electronic using the benefit for the first time, the averclaims processing, the Department of Veterans age time to establish their eligibility under the Affairs has continued to improve the auto- Post-9/11 GI Bill is around 24 days. mated payment of benefits for veterans par“We are happy to report that our newticipating in the Post-9/11 GI Bill education est technology has substantially reduced the program. amount of time it takes to process veterans’ As a result, VA is now proeducation claims,” said Under “We are happy to report that Secretary for Benefits Allison viding benefit payments to currently enrolled students in an our newest technology has sub- A. Hickey. “It’s a good example average of six days — cutting VBA’s transformation that is stantially reduced the amount of of by more than half the processdelivering better service to the ing time experienced during the time it takes to process veterans’ fast-growing number of Post spring enrollment period last education claims. It’s a good 9/11 GI Bill participants.” year. The rules-based processing This enhancement to VA’s example of VBA’s transformation approach LTS uses is also being automated processing system, that is delivering better service built into VA’s technology for called the Long Term Solution, to the fast-growing number of VA’s paperless disability claims uses approximately 80 busiprocessing — the Veterans Post 9/11 GI Bill participants.” Benefits Management System. ness rules to support end-to-end — Under Secretary for Benefits Allison A. Hickey Over the past three and half automation of Post-9/11 GI Bill years, VA has provided $27 bilclaims, ensuring accurate paylion in Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits to approximents without the need for manual handling. During the month of February, 46 percent of mately 938,000 veterans, service members and incoming documents (more than 115,000) for their families, and to the universities, colleges enrolled students were fully automated, and an and trade schools they attend. For more information on VA education benadditional 33 percent were partially automated. For enrolled students starting a new semes- efits, visit ter of classes, processing is taking an average (Courtesy of Veterans Affairs)

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Financial aid workshop to assist military students The workshop will be held at Kleber Kaserne, Bldg. 3205, in the transition center classroom. It will be offered in two sessions, one at 9 a.m. and a second at 1 p.m., Kausch said. When the Army announced the suspenThe focus will be the Free Application sion of tuition assistance, Soldiers lined for Federal Student Aid. Four days prior, up outside Rhine Ordnance Barracks’ participants should apply for a pin numeducation center, hoping to enroll in ber at the FAFSA site, classes before the March 8 cutoff. If completed, Soldiers should bring their Although TA was suspended, more 2011 and 2012 tax returns with them. than 100 students registered for seven “They should get immediate answers classes offered locally this term. Now, as to their eligibility and how much they Soldiers are asking questions about how would be awarded,” Kausch said. they can find other funding resources for In addition to federal grants, there their education, said Sarah Jones, an eduare many scholarships, state funding cation counselor at ROB. “There’s a mix of the way people are and veterans’ benefits to explore, Jones feeling,” Jones said. “They’ve had feel- Members of the KMC take part in a statistics class Tuesday at the Landstuhl Education said. ings of uncertainty, of frustration. Others Center. U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern will host a March 29 financial aid workshop to “It varies for each student, who is eliare looking toward alternative funding point Soldiers toward alternate education funding sources after the suspension of tuition gible for what funding,” said Jones, who assistance. options.” is a college financial aid officer. “Come On March 29, education center staff at U.S. Soldiers toward scholarships, grants and other ben- in and let us help you find resources.” Army Garrison Kaiserslautern will host a financial efits they may be eligible for, said Ramona Kausch, For more information on the workshop call 493-2588 or 0631-3406-2588. aid workshop to help answer questions and point an Army education services officer. Story and photo by Rick Scavetta U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern Public Affairs

Self-help gets you prepared to repair with quality customer service, and the staff provides each customer help from the moment they walk through the door. “As soon as you walk in, one of the workers will help you with ave you ever shovthe signing-in process,” Tobin eled snow at work said. “There’s always someone and noticed you there to greet you at the door. had no salt for the If it’s your first time coming in sidewalk? Well, the civil engithey will walk you step by step neer self-help store is here to through the…process and tell assist you with your work center you how to select the products needs. you need.” The store carries items rangThe store gives Ramstein ing from power tools to seasonal the materials and knowlsupplies, such as ground salt duredge needed to have safe, ing the winter or grass seed for functional and beautiful work the spring. The supplies are free. centers. “We provide everything that “It’s always a pleasant experia squadron would need for Russell Scaroni, civil engineer self-help store structure planner, instructs Marc Fischer, CE self-help store repairs,” said self-help store customer service technician, with installing a door at the CE self-help store March 15 on Ramstein. The CE ence going to the store,” Tobin said. “They give you the entire manager Holger Graf. “The self-help store provides the base with their entire repair and clean up needs. building’s facility manager or first products like trash bags and ground my squadron,” said Tech. Sgt. Claudia package of products that you need.” The self-help store is open from shirt just comes, signs in and selects salt to make their squadrons clean and Tobin, U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa air communica- 7 to 11:30 a.m. and 12:15 to 4 p.m. the products they need.” safe,” Graf said. The self-help store staff provides Having a wide selection of free tions clinical support technician. “It’s Mondays through Thursdays, and quality service and materials to squad- products makes it easier for squad- a work in progress but the store has 7 to 11:30 a.m. and 12:15 to 2:45 p.m. rons to help make Ramstein a beauti- rons around base to complete their given us everything we need to com- Fridays. plete it.” For more information, call ful and fully functional base. remodeling or cleaning projects. Assisting squadrons on base starts 480-5034. “We supply the squadrons all the “We are remodeling our bathroom in

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Sister before self by 2nd Lt. Kay M. Nissen 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs Author’s note: This article was originally published Nov. 28. Due to significant interest in the outcome of the story, updates have been added for its completion. The day he found out about his sister’s condition, he knew he would go through any lengths necessary to help her. In December, Tech. Sgt. Simon Garcia, 1st Communications Maintenance Squadron project manager, entered the operating room for an elective procedure — a kidney transplant. “I was notified about it and immediately I knew it was probably going to be me (who would be a match). I don’t know why or how, so I started the process,” he said in an interview prior to the surgery. Garcia knew there would be some special considerations about organ donation in the Air Force, so he began researching. “I’ve never known anyone who had to go through the process of being a match. It was a big learning curve for me and my leadership,” said the veteran cable dog. “(I) heard some rumors, or people’s minimal experience with the process…in the beginning it was daunting, but the more and more I dug with DOD policies and working my way down, everything (the policies) say is without coercion they encourage people to be donors whether that (is) blood or organs or bone marrow.” While in Germany, Garcia began medical tests “in correspondence.” He underwent procedures locally like DNA tests and CT scans, and sent results for analysis where his sister was being treated. He also received some outside help when his commander put him in contact with two wing commanders at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, who had also gone through the process of preparing for a kidney donation. “We reached out to (the wing commanders) and they emailed Sergeant Garcia back and encouraged him,” said Maj. Angela Freeman, 1st CMXS commander. “From the time I let my leadership know, they were on board with it and were fully supportive. I’m thankful for that,” said Garcia, recalling Freeman’s actions and also how his first sergeant had even walked around the base hospital asking questions for more information.

Through his persistence, Garcia was able to find a source who could guide him through the entire process when he met Senior Master Sgt. Jessica Dunn, 86th Medical Support Squadron TRICARE operations and patient administration flight superintendent. “(Dunn) was able to answer a lot of questions and point me in the right direction,” Garcia said. Although this was Dunn’s first time encountering a request for kidney donation, she was able to assist Garcia with the approval process up to the Air Force Medical Operations Agency. “AFMOA oversees the execution of the Air Force Surgeon General policy,” Dunn said. “My role is to ensure the member receives the appropriate AFIs and guidance...and make sure all the information that I can foresee the reviewing authority may ask (is available).” According to the office of the Air Force Surgeon General, there are approximately 10 organ donation requests per year, which are approved through AFMOA. However, approval to undergo the procedure does not excuse Airmen from potential risks to their health or career. “I counseled (Garcia) about the elective treatment and his subsequent ineligibility for disability compensation for any adverse residuals incurred secondary to the elective treatment,” Dunn said. “If he’s on a long-term profile, he may need to go through the medical evaluation board.” Garcia was expected to have a full recovery, but he knew risks were still a factor. With the possibility of complications resulting in removal from the military, the 15-year technical sergeant was steadfast in his decision to press forward with the procedure. “My primary focus right now is my sister, so I mean (my career) kind of comes second,” he said approximately a month prior to surgery. “I’ve been (in the military) going on 15 (years) so if it’s time for me to make a change, then its time.” The surgery took place as scheduled with Evelyn Garcia’s body accepting her little brother’s kidney as its own. “Surgery went about as smooth as one can pray for,” said Garcia in a recent interview. “I received the news immediately as I came to. I remember asking how she was…however I was too medicated to absorb the good news…I knew by faith that it was going to work out.”

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In December, Tech. Sgt. Simon Garcia, 1st Communications Maintenance Squadron project manager, entered the operating room for an elective procedure, a kidney transplant, to save his sister’s life. The surgery took place as scheduled with Evelyn Garcia’s body accepting her little brother’s kidney as its own. Recently, both brother and sister have returned to work and are thankful to have overcome the challenges faced by surgery. According to the office of the Air Force surgeon general, there are approximately 10 organ donation requests per year, which are approved through the Air Force Medical Operations Agency. However, approval to undergo the procedure does not excuse Airmen from potential risks to their health or career.

His sister expressed a similar story. “When I woke up I was struggling to get that mask off because I wanted to know how my brother was doing. That’s the first thing I asked after I was able to get the words out,” Evelyn said. “The only thing about all this is that I didn’t want my baby brother to do this, because he was young and had a family to tend to and because he’s my little brother. I’m supposed to be the one there for him, not the other way around. “But it’s like he told me, ‘Would you have done it for me?’ And without missing a beat I replied to him, ‘Yes,’ because that’s what you do for your brothers and sisters,” she continued. “I guess we are made from the same cloth.” Since the surgery, Garcia has accomplished what he set as his goal three months ago: getting his sister better and returning back to work, now at his new duty station at Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass. “I have since resumed most of my daily physical activities, and as far as work, I can do everything I did before,” he said. Both brother and sister say the experience has helped them maintain perspective on challenges in life. “I feel the same as I did before about the surgery,” Garcia said. “Try and not dwell over trivial issues and cherish those you love because their life can come to an end in the blink of an eye.” “I look at life differently. I am blessed and tend to take things more slowly than before,” Evelyn said.

“I guess you can say I’m enjoying life more and seeing things more clearly.” The technical sergeant extended his thanks to his wife for her care, his former medical care provider, the 86th Medical Group, as well as members of the 435th Air Ground Operations Wing, including the 1st CMXS and their squadron commander. Evelyn was grateful to the medical team who performed the surgery, but mostly she thanked her brother. “I love my baby brother and that has never changed; I will always love him, but there are no words for what he has done for me,” she said. “We were bonded by blood before, but now even more so. We are bonded forevermore, a literal piece of him lives in me now. Thank you, my little brother, Simon Peter.” For others who may face the decision or challenges coming with an organ donation, Garcia offers his story and this advice: “I encourage those that are thinking of doing this to definitely do your research and contact me if you have any questions. I will do my best to share my experience with you to help you make your decision. I pray that you have the same support I had throughout this process. Stay adamant and stay patient. It’ll work itself out.” For more information on the organ donation process, consult Air Force Instruction 41-210, par. 2.53; AFI 44-102, par. 6.12; TRICARE Policy Manual section 7.1, chapter 1; TPM section 24.8, chapter 4; and TPM section 24.9, chapter 4.

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Photo by Senior Airman Caitlin O’Neil-McKeown

South African journalists visit Ramstein Belinda Moses, E-News Channel Africa senior journalist, is given a tour of a C-130J Super Hercules flight deck by Capt. Caitlin Curran, 37th Airlift Squadron aircraft commander, Wednesday on Ramstein. The event promoted a better understanding of U. S. Africa Command’s mission and activities to influential South African journalists in order to promote more accurate reporting on AFRICOM in South Africa and the greater Southern Africa region.

Photo by Airman 1st Class Hailey Haux

Barrier test P3 Oliver Socha, 86th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter 2, rewinds the Barrier Arresting Kit 12 aircraft arresting system during an annual certification March 15. The BAK12 aircraft arresting system is used as a breaking system to safely stop fighter aircraft in emergency situations.

Photo by Airman 1st Class Jordan Castelan

St. Patrick’s Day run Airman 1st Class Kris Esparza, 86th Logistics Readiness Squadron mobility technician, finishes the St. Patrick’s Day 5K Run March 15 on Ramstein. Esparza finished third with a time of 18 minutes, 38 seconds.

Photo by Senior Airman Aaron-Forrest Wainwright

Spring concert Alexandra Panchina, playing the violin, and Olga Orkin, playing the piano, perform for members of the Ramstein community during the Ramstein Community Center’s live spring chamber concert March 17. During the concert, the community was invited to enjoy masterpieces of classical music from composers such as Johann Sebastian Bach, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Franz Schubert and more.

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Warrior training tasks Master Sgt. Gary Weir, 409th Contracting Support Brigade contracting support operations NCO, and Sgt. 1st Class Della Overton, 409th CSB training NCO, receive training March 14 on weapons maintenance and technique as part of their continued Army warrior tasks.

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Puppy buyers beware before making the purchase. This will allow you to check out the facility more than once and will also let you better understand the animal’s actual temperament and health. •  Insist  on  seeing  the  mother  and  also inspect her. •  Examine  both  the  puppy’s and the mother’s vaccination  records.  If  the  record  Here are a few helpful hints to is in a foreign language, increase the likelihood of making the make sure to ask a local veterinarian’s  office  what  the  vacciright choice when buying a puppy: •  Purchase your puppy from a local  nations cover. Also, take notes as source. Make sure you meet with the to the vaccination dates and the seller and write down the seller’s age of the animal when it was name, full address and phone number. vaccinated as this will help the Ask the seller for a list of referenc- vet’s  office  verify  that  the  es that includes previous buyers and animals are on an other breeders. adequate vaccina•  Visit the puppy two or three times  tion schedule. Acquiring a new puppy should be a joyous event. However, it is important for buyers to be aware of unscrupulous individuals who sell puppies. Regrettably, some of these puppies become sick or even die shortly after their purchase, resulting in large veterinary bills and heartbroken buyers.

•  Inspect  the  actual  pedigree.  Pedigrees  should  have  both  the  VDH  (Verband  für  Hundewesen)  and  FCI  (Federation  Cynologique  Internationale) symbols, and the dogs  w i t h these pedigrees must be identified  by  either  an  individual tattoo or be microchipped. These  identification numbers must appear in the pedigree as well as the numbers from the animal’s ancestors. For further advice, consult with your veterinarian. While most people only initially consider purchasing a

purebred puppy, there are an abundance of good animals looking for a new home at your local stray shelter. NOTE: Remember, if one of the owners in the household is German, the puppy needs to be registered with German  authorities  and  dog  taxes  must be paid. Also, according to German Animal Protection  Law,  dogs  should  be  kept  the proper way. According to the animal protection association, dogs should not stay alone without being walked for more than five hours a day.  Dogs should not be kept in a crate  all daylong, chained up within the house or kept locked in a separate room. (Courtesy of the 86th Mission Support Group)

Wings of Dixie band performs in Chad by Tech. Sgt. Andrew Benton U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa band Public Affairs The  U.S.  Air  Forces  in  Europe  and  Air  Forces  Africa band, Wings of Dixie, recently returned from  a landmark mission to Chad, Africa. This trip was in support of efforts to build a stronger partnership and strengthen security with Africa. USAFE/AFAFRICA band’s gift of music reaches a  diverse audience of students and community leaders, positively representing the U.S. commitment to democracy and freedom in the region. Wings  of  Dixie,  a  component  group  of  the  USAFE/AFAFRICA  band  stationed  at  Ramstein,  has been around for about 10 years. They are the only ensemble of its kind traveling throughout Europe and Africa playing their up-beat, toe-tapping  Dixieland jazz. Chad is emerging as a key player in Africa’s political future and this trip was in direct support of building a stronger foundation in the region. The band played during several important community  events  in  N’Djamena,  the  capitol  of  Chad.  Performances  at  local  schools,  cultural  centers  and at the U.S. Embassy in N’Djamena capped off  a  week  of  cultural  exchange.  The  members  also  shared their gift of music with dignitaries, such as the Ministry of Culture Dayane Menwa Enock and  the Chadian Secretary General Netcho Abbo. As with all music, these performances naturally evolved, bringing the Chadian audience and the American musicians together in song and dance. Master  Sgt.  Steve  Przyzycki,  percussionist  and  NCO  in  charge  of  Wings  of  Dixie,  said  he  was  overwhelmed with the audience connection and response. “The  USAFE  band  came  to  Chad  prepared  to  perform music and tell the Air Force story,” he said. “It quickly became a wonderful exchange of culture

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Staff Sgt. Saundra Sininger, Senior Airman Ken Jones and Staff Sgt. Matteo Ayala-Roman, members of U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa’s band Wings of Dixie, perform in February for 300 school children and staff at the N’Djamena English International School in Chad.

and partnership with the people of Chad, and we are very grateful for the opportunity to foster this new friendship.” Press  coverage  of  the  N’Djamena  English  International School performance reached nearly 7  million people in the region and was translated to French and Arabic. Steven Omosagie, director of NEIS, said he was delighted by the experience. “You have made history today and you have shown us love and understanding through music,” Omosagie said. “This is good for all of us and for the future of Chad.” Typically, a performance can create a separation

between audience and performer, however, in Chad this  boundary  ceased  to  exist.  This  historic  Air  Force mission to Chad was an opportunity to extend  the hand of friendship and foster a partnership with this pivotal nation. “This was the first visit by a U.S. military band to  Chad. Given the overwhelming response it engendered, we enthusiastically welcome future visits by  the  Wings  of  Dixie,”  said  U.S.  Ambassador  Mark Boulware. “Hopefully, this will be the first of  many visits, as the USAFE band works closely with  AFAFRICA in support of peace and security in the  region.”

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Lessons From A Pro

Invest for retirement now by Staff Sgt. David Salanitri Air Force Public Affairs Agency WASHINGTON — A member of the Air Force Civic Leader program and financial expert recently addressed several ways Airmen can prepare better for retirement. John O’Connor, chairman of J.H. Whitney Investment Management, spoke about what Airmen can do now to take away a substantial pension by the time they retire. Currently, only 13 percent of enlisted and only 16 percent of officers collect a pension, he said. Thinking about the future can be hard, but starting young can make life easier down the road. “The whole secret to getting where you want to be is starting with a plan,” O’Connor said. He emphasized the first step Airmen should take is to educate themselves on their finances. “The biggest mistake people make is overspending,” he said. “They get used to carrying some sort of consumer debt. The best investment you can make is to pay down debt if you have it.” Once debt is paid down, Airmen

should begin saving and letting compound interest work on their behalf, O’Connor said. “Once you begin to save, you begin to earn interest on your interest,” he said. “Time can either be on your side, or time can be your adversary.” O’Connor stressed that all Airmen should enroll in the thrift savings plan, or a similar retirement plan, as soon as possible. That retirement plan can then be “the keystone tool around which a lot of your other choices can be made,” he said. He added that Airmen shouldn’t be afraid to ask for help as solutions may be one calculation away. “Because it was born as a math problem, it can be fixed as a math problem,” O’Connor said. The next step is to understand the true value of a dollar. O’Connor said people need to learn how to spend money wisely. “Always think of the price of something, not as what’s on the sticker, but in terms of the pretax money I have to earn to pay for the price on the price tag,” he said. (For the full story, visit www.

Sandy Vaughn, a volunteer at the new Kaiserslautern Arts and Cultural Center, measures a piece of fabric while talking with customer Ernie Gilgore.

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several works on display for the grand opening, is a garrison employee. She hopes the community welcomes the center’s cultural aspects. “I think it’s fantastic. Things are successful when you, one, have space available and, two, people show up,” Malloy said “A whole lot of stuff can happen here.” While classes are not immediately available, Codina hopes customer demand opens doors for classes once offered at the now-closed Heidelberg center. Some types of activities Codina discussed include framing, ceramics, fine arts, quilting, scrapbooking, sewing and photography. “We’re starting out small. We want to engage the community and then, as the community begins to disclose its interests, we can plan how that’s going to go,” he said. “I believe in customized customer service.” The new center is located in Bldg. 3109 on Daenner Kaserne. For more information, call 483-6509 or 0631-411-6509.

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NCOs bring military resiliency training to KHS Story and photo by Staff Sgt. Alexander A. Burnett 21st Theater Sustainment Command Public Affairs A team of resiliency trainers from the 21st Theater Sustainment Command, the 598th Transportation Brigade, and the 838th Transportation Battalion conducted resiliency training with students at Kaiserslautern High School on the Vogelweh Military Complex, March 15. This visit was in conjunction with the KHS weeklong resiliency forum. During the week, psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers and local military leaders met with students to discuss career management and building resiliency. Each professional discussed bouncing back from hardship from their own perspective. “Something very special about the training being provided by the military resiliency trainers is that it’s the same training many of the student’s parents receive,” said KHS school psychologist Kirsten Kone. “I have found that the students listen and take to heart the skills taught by these Soldiers because their parents go through the same training.” The four NCOs offered their train-

ing during two school periods, reaching more than 160 students. Each resiliency trainer took a small group to a different portion of an auditorium to interact with the students on a more personal level. The training goal was to find out what the students thought resiliency means and how they can become more resilient. “We hope that the students will talk freely with us about how they perceive events in their lives and how they react,” said Sgt. 1st Class Veronica Short, the 21st Special Troops Battalion, 21st TSC master resiliency trainer. “We hope to help them put events in their lives into perspective and have a more positive outlook.” Each trainer gave a brief introduction to their group, then simply asked how everyone in the group was doing. The students spoke to each trainer about subjects varying from how they interact with their parents, dealing with deployments and school dress code policy. With every topic, the trainers encouraged their group to assess each issue and discuss why that topic is so important. “We want these students to walk away from this with a different view of their world,” Short said. “A lot of

Sgt. 1st Class Erica Stenson, a resiliency trainer and operations NCO for the 21st Theater Sustainment Command’s 266th Financial Management Support Center, speaks to Kaiserslautern High School students about how to be more resilient in their daily lives March 15 at the school.

these kids deal with peer pressure and they think high school will never end. We want them to have a different perspective so they can see a bigger picture of the world.” As each session came to a close, it was apparent that both the students and their trainers enjoyed taking this time to talk. Students asked the school faculty for just a little more time to discuss their issues and learn from the Soldiers.

“Building resiliency in these students is so important, because it will help these kids make important life decisions as they get older,” said Sgt. 1st Class Erica Stenson, the operations NCO for the 266th Financial Management Support Center. “I know I had a great time talking to the students, and I think they will walk away with a better understanding of what it means to be resilient.”

Easter brings a special twist to Baumholder children children to pick the field clean of eggs. Three bouncy castles, a boxing ring, sumo wrestling, a zombie factory and a stunt factory are a few of the activities lined up for aster in Baumholder the children. has a special twist There will also be stations to it this year. After set up where children can build the traditional Easter “Harry Potter” wands, build prinegg hunt, “Star Wars” cess crowns and make superhero storm troopers, sumo wrestlers capes. Emerald City surprises and zombies will take center await all the children who visit stage. the “Wizard of Oz” room. These are just a few of the Four members of the 501st attractions this year as Child, Legion will roam the festival Youth and Schools Services presarea dressed in authentic “Star ents “A Day at the Movies,” a Wars” costumes. movie themed “kinderfest,” or Kinderfest visitors can also see children’s festival, for the entire military working dogs, explosive U.S. Army Garrison Baumholder community, being held from Children rush to fill their Easter baskets during last year’s Easter egg hunt at Baumholder’s Iron Soldier Park. ordnance disposal robots and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 30. and also Autism Awareness Month, Lt. Col. Mike Aikido demonstrations. The Hilltop Theater will showcase its latest projThis year’s Easter egg hunt will be held on the Sullivan, USAG Baumholder commander, will open field next to Wetzel Elementary School (west side). the festivities by signing proclamations in support ect with a performance of “The Little Mermaid.” Shuttle bus service to Wetzel will be available for The remainder of the activities will be in and around of these commemorations. Sullivan will also sign the area of School Age Services. If you head toward the Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation families who live in Smith Housing. Pick up points Customer Service Covenant. The covenant affirms will be at the mail room, 10:11 a.m.; Lagerhof, Wetzel Elementary School, you can’t miss it. 10:13 a.m.; Smith CYS, 10:14 a.m.; and Smith Children from the German Catholic and Protestant FMWR’s dedication and service to its customers. The Easter egg hunt begins after Sullivan wel- Housing, Bldg. 8028, 10:16 a.m. kindergarten classes have again been invited to parReturn trips from the Wetzel housing office area comes everyone and the kinderfest activities begin ticipate in the festivities. Since April is the Month of the Military Child immediately after the three minutes it will take the (near the fest site) are at 3:05, 4:17 and 5:08 p.m.

Story and photo by Ignacio “Iggy” Rubalcava U.S. Army Garrison Baumholder Public Affairs


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How much do you know about rabies?

Dental Health Month at KES


abies is a virus that is normally spread by the bite of an infected (rabid) animal. The virus is almost always fatal without proper postexposure treatment. In Germany, including in the Rheinland-Pfalz area, the risk for rabies is very low. Wild animals known to carry rabies in Germany are foxes and bats. Rabies is still common in more than 150 countries and is often found in stray dogs, cats and other wild animals. You can protect yourself and your family by reducing your exposure to rabies and seeking care if exposed. How can I reduce my exposure to rabies? • Vaccinate pets (cats, dogs and ferrets) on a regular basis. You can schedule appointments with the Pulaski Veterinary Clinic by calling 493-4444 or 0631-34064444. • Avoid contact with stray and unfamiliar animals. • Avoid and report dogs and cats that appear unusually hostile, confused or timid. • Do not handle wild animals, especially bats. • Minimize situations that attract wild and stray animals, such as leaving the lids of your outside trash cans open and leaving pet food out. • During daylight hours, be particularly careful of wild animals that are not normally out during the day, such as bats. How can I reduce the risk of rabies during and after my deployment? • Avoid contact with stray and unfamiliar animals. • Never “adopt” stray animals as mascots. • Immediately report all bites and scratches to your supervisor and seek care from a health care provider. Make sure to clean wound with mild soap and water before seeking care. Altered behavior may be one of the first signs of rabies — nocturnal animals seen during daylight, normally timid animals becoming more bold, etc. Who can I contact if I see a stray animal on base or in base housing? Contact 786th Civil Engineer Squadron Customer Service at 489-6623/7703/7107 or 0631-536-6623. What are the symptoms of rabies in humans? Early symptoms include fever, headache, sore throat and feeling tired. Advanced symptoms include pain and tingling at the place where bitten, seeing things that aren´t really there, a fear of water because of sudden tightening of the muscles in the throat, paralysis and the inability to move parts of the body. When should I seek treatment? Seek medical care right away if bitten by an animal that you suspect could have rabies. In people, it can take several months to show signs of rabies. By the time symptoms begin to show, the disease is almost always fatal. If you relocate or return from a deployment before finishing post-exposure treatment, make sure to notify a provider at your new location. For more information, including prevention tips, contact the public health department at 479-2086 or 0637146-2086, or visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website at (Courtesy of 86th Aerospace Medicine Squadron)

Photo by Susi Gibbins

Aubrie Hensley, a kindergartner in Jennifer Ruge’s class at Kaiserslautern Elementary School, gets her teeth inspected by Capt. Ari Cylus while classmate Stephen Grady looks on. KES recognized March as Dental Health Month with a visit from the Pulaski Dental Health Clinic. Each student had a dental screening and learned about proper dental hygiene.

Healthy Heart Month at SMS Sixth-graders at Sembach Middle School wear red March 1 in honor of Healthy Heart Month. The students prepared banners and posters, and at the end of the day, students wearing red gathered to form a huge heart symbolizing the theme.

Courtesy photo

School Notes

LEMS spring carnival

The community is invited to Landstuhl Elementary/Middle School’s annual spring carnival from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the school. There will be a stuffed animal walk, bean bag toss, cake walk, toilet bowl toss, fishing pond and golfing, among many other things. Volunteers are also needed. To volunteer, sign up with VolunteerSpot by visiting Bp9bqn. Enter your email address (you will not need to register an account on VolunteerSpot) and choose your spot: LEMS spring carnival or grade level activities. VolunteerSpot will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Note: VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone. But if you prefer not to use your personal email address, email carnival chair Sandra Bucklin at sandra.bucklin@ to sign up.

Tween Matinee

The Kaiserslautern Main Library is having a special marathon showing of a popular teen show, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday in Bldg. 3810 on Landstuhl Post. For details, call 486-7322 or 06371-86-7322.

Lunch and Learn

Parents of students at Vogelweh Elementary School are invited to the next Lunch and Learn from 10 to 11 a.m. March 29 in the school library. Participants will be able to experience problem solving in action with students from Elizabeth Kniffen’s second grade class. Light refreshments will be provided.


Air Force Association Pitsenbarger Awards provides a one-time grant of $400 to selected top U.S. Air Force enlisted personnel graduating from the Community College of the Air Force who plan to pursue a baccalaureate degree. The grants coincide with the CCAF graduation ceremonies held each spring and fall. Applications can be found at www.afa. org/aef/aid/pit/asp and are due to the Ramstein Education Center in Bldg. 2120, Room 421, by 3 p.m. April 19.

CCAF graduation ceremony

The Ramstein Education Center will hold its semiannual Community College of the Air Force graduation ceremony at 1 p.m. May 3 at the Ramstein Officers’ Club. Graduation rehearsal will be held at 9 a.m. the same day and location. Rehearsal is mandatory for all graduates participating in the ceremony. Uniform of the day for the rehearsal and service dress uniform for the graduation. Those PCSing, separating, deploying or retiring prior to this date should provide the necessary information to the education center. Members at a geographically separated unit located more than one hour away from Ramstein will have their diplomas forwarded to their first sergeant. Those who cannot participate will be notified by first sergeant to pick up their diplomas as they must be awarded at a commander’s call or alternate ceremony. For more information, email mil.


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Mark Your Calendar

» A preseason motorcycle safety course is scheduled to take place from 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. today in the Hercules Theater. Motorcycle riders are required to attend one of the two sessions. For details, call 480-7233. » Get down at Armstrong’s Club’s House Party from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. today in Bldg. 1036 on Vogelweh Housing. Come enjoy dance music, delivered straight to you from a live DJ. For details, call 0631-354-9986. » Can you sing? Great. You can’t? That’s OK too. Stop by Karaoke Night at Armstrong’s Club from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. today and March 29 in Bldg. 1036 on Vogelweh Housing. For more information, call 0631-3549986. » Dance the night away at Armstrong’s Club’s R&B Night from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday in Bldg. 1036 on Vogelweh Housing. For more information, call 0631-3549986. » Grab your “right arm” and head to Armstrong’s Club’s Right Arm Night at 4 p.m. today in Bldg. 1036 on Vogelweh Housing. This is a free event and an opportunity to show your appreciation for your colleagues. For ages 18 and older. For details, call 0631-354-9986. » The U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern Army Equal Opportunity Working Group holds a 2013 Women’s History Month Observance from 1 to 2 p.m. March 29 at the Kaiserslautern Community Activity Center in Bldg. 3109 on Daenner Kaserne. This year’s theme is “Women Inspiring Innovation Through Imagination.” Celebrate and learn about women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. For more information, contact Sgt. 1st Class Andre Johnson at 493-4130 or » Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation invites you to an adventure with the Easter bunny at “Eggstravaganza,” at 10 a.m. March 30 at Pulaski Park. Enjoy a free egg hunt, photos with the Easter bunny, bouncy castles (weather permitting) and face painting. Egg hunts are for children up to 12 years old. There will be more than 6,000 eggs filled with chocolate and distributed for all age groups. Gate opens at 10 a.m. and Mr. and Mrs. Easter Bunny will arrive at 10:15. No registration required. For details and egg hunt times, call 493-4215 or 0631-3406-4215. » KMC Onstage presents “The Neverending Story,” adapted by David S. Craig from the novel by Michael Ende. This epic fantasy adventure was based on the beloved German children’s novel and film. The stage version is a perfect treat for the entire family. Performances will take place April 5 to 14. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; and 3 and 7:30 p.m. Sundays. Tickets cost $14 for adults, $12 for students and seniors (over 60), $10 for youth (8 to 11 years old), and $8 for children (3 to 7 years old). KMC Onstage is located in Bldg. 3232 on Kleber Kaserne. For more information, call 483-6626 or 0631-411-6626,

or email usarmy.kaiserslautern.usag.mbx.kmc-onstage@ » Come get salsa lessons and learn those hot Latin dance moves from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Kazabra Club, Bldg. 2057 on Vogelweh. Free admission. » The Sembach Community Activity Center Warrior Zone hosts Texas Hold ’em on Saturday nights. Registration is at 6 p.m. and the tournament starts at 7. There is a $25 buy-in. For more information, call 496-5172 or 06302-675171. » Challenge the bartender to a game of darts at Dart Night from 7 to 10 p.m. Thursdays at the Kazabra Club, Bldg. 2057 on Vogelweh. » 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 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.


» The Multicultural Spouses Club is designed to bring people together from different backgrounds. And it’s always more fun with food involved, so please bring a dish that is an old family favorite that embodies your heritage. The next meeting takes place at 11 a.m. March 29 in Bldg. 2926, Yellow Ribbon Room, on Pulaski Barracks. For more information, call 0631-3406-4203. » The King David Military Lodge No. 87, Free and Accepted Masons, Prince Hall Affiliation, meet at 7 p.m. the first and 3rd Friday of every month on Ramstein, Bldg. 1004. The next meetings will be held April 5 and 19. For more information, call Clifford Jackson II at 0162-2658741. » The German-American and International Women’s Club Kaiserslautern will hold a playgroup meeting from 3:30 to 5 p.m. April 15 and 29. Join parents from other cultures and enjoy a coffee together while children play and hear other languages. The fee for each play date is €2 to cover facility costs. For more information, contact Katie Pelletier at or 063839266018, or visit the GAIWC website at » 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


March 22, 2013 patients and survivors in the area. This group meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at Bambus Garden, outside Pulaski Gate by Vogelweh. For details, email » The Kaiserslautern chapter of the Sergeant Morales Club meets from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. the first Monday of every month at the Rhine Ordnance Barracks DFAC. This meeting is open to all Sergeant Morales members, Sergeant Audie Murphy members and to any NCO who would like to join. » HUGS playgroup meets from 10 to 11:30 a.m. the first and third Friday of the month at the Vogelweh Community Center. This group is for parents and children ages 0 to 4. Play groups offer benefits for both parents and their children. Parents can make new friends and enjoy some grown up conversation while their children develop socialization skills and enjoy educational activities. This is especially valuable for moms who worked full time prior to the baby’s birth and are feeling isolated at home alone all day long. For details, call Army Community Service at 493-4203 or 0631-3406-4203.

Baumholder Events

» Check out the “Little Mermaid,” an all-youth musical production of the classic tale, at 7 p.m. today and Saturday, and 3 p.m. Sunday 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. » The Baumholder Teen Center will host a flashlight Easter egg hunt at 8 p.m. March 29. Bring a flashlight and hunt for Easter eggs in the dark. For details, call 485-6810 or 06783-6-6810. » Celebrate Easter, the Month of the Military Child, and Child Abuse Prevention Month by attending “A Day at the Movies” Easter Egg Hunt, a fun-filled children’s festival and Easter egg hunt with a movie theme. The event will be held at 11 a.m. March 30 in the Wetzel Elementary School parking lot in Baumholder. The event will include face painting, bouncy castles, a zombie special effects factory, a behind the scenes stunt seminar, and more! For details, call Parent Central Services at 485-7003 or 06783-6-7003. » Registration is now open for SAC Spring Break Camp, held from April 8 to 12. Come join the fun at the Wetzel School Age Center in Baumholder and participate in archery, biking, treasure hunts, cultural cooking and art activities, barbecues, a water balloon extravaganza, bounce houses, field trips to Yabadoo Fun Park and the Dynamikum Hands-on Science Museum, and more! Space is limited. To register or for details, call the Wetzel SAC at 485-7475 or 06783-6-7475. » Effective Monday, the new hours of operation at Strikers Bowling Center in Baumholder are as follows: 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays, 1 to 6 p.m. Sundays, and closed Mondays and Tuesdays. Fifty cent game nights will move to Thursdays. For more information, call 485-6569 or 067836-6569. » The pool at the aquatics center on Wetzel Kaserne is now open. Opening hours are from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. the best time of the year! So share your adventures with the community! Your submission must include the name of the photographer, the date of the photo, first and last names of those in the photo and location. Write “Destinations” in the email subject line. Email your photos to

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For the Love of Freud Story and photo by Laura Rutkowski Contributing writer London is notorious for attracting swarms of tourists to its well-known landmarks and museums. While London’s hotspots are remarkable in their own right, I am interested in a different London. The London I speak of is concealed well, hidden along cobbled streets, marked with poorly placed or nonexistent signs. Venturing off the beaten track allows for an intimacy with London, an intimacy that is spoiled when shared with hoards of tourists. A lesser-known gem of London exists in the form of the Freud Museum. Located at 20 Maresfield Gardens in Hampstead, the museum is the former home of the father of psychoanalysis, Dr. Sigmund Freud. Psychoanalysis is a technique used in therapy to bring forth repressed thoughts and experiences so they can be dealt with effectively. Freud and his family fled to London after the Nazis took control of Austria in 1938. Turned into a museum by Freud’s daughter, Anna, the quaint home contains not only Sigmund’s possessions, but a whole room dedicated to Anna as well. Most impressive of all is perhaps Freud’s study, where books line the shelves and his desk sits comfortably in the decadent room. The appearance is unexpected to say the least. A mixture of Egyptian, Greek, Roman and Oriental statues, figurines and ornaments clutter up the room in an endearing way.

Classes And Training

» Register now for the free Army Family Team Building Level III advanced leadership development course, offered Tuesday to Thursday. Topics include cohesive team building, conflict management, creative problem solving and more. Call 0631-3406-4203 to save your spot or for more information. » Couples Communication is a new, two-part series being offered through Family Advocacy. In this class learn the keys to better communication, effective listening and understanding taught in a fun learning atmosphere. Take the stress out of your relationship by enrolling today. Classes take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. every first and second Thursday of the month in Bldg. 2917 on Pulaski Barracks. To register, call 06313406-4203. » Did you know anger is directly related to symptoms associated with survival instincts? Learn about how anger is triggered, ways to monitor and associate patterns of anger with thought processes, and, most importantly, how to control anger in this three-part educational learning experience. Join the ACS Anger Management Class by registering for a session, offered from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every Wednesday in Bldg. 2917 on Pulaski Barracks. For more information, call 493-4062 or 0631-3406-4062. » Feeling over burdened? Are you experiencing sleeplessness, muscle pain or emotional tension? Then you may be stressed. There is a lot more to stress than

The main feature of the study is Freud’s psychoanalytic couch, where Freud’s patients were asked to free associate. Free association involves speaking about anything that comes to mind without choosing something specific to talk about. Adorning the couch are a lavish Iranian rug and chenille pillows. Undeniably, the couch looks very inviting to lie on. In fact, the room does not convey the predicted clinical image, but rather, it shows off Freud’s taste and personality. Other areas of visitation in the house include the dining room, conservatory, Anna Freud’s room and landing. In addition, the Freud museum hosts exhibitions in a designated room, showcasing different kinds of art and Freud-themed work. In the video room, home videos of the Freud family can be viewed. The museum gift shop is located in the conservatory, where practically anything can be bought, from Freud finger puppets to books detailing his works. While the Freud museum might be an acquired taste, or a place for psychology majors such as myself to revel in, the museum is also fascinating for anyone to experience. Previous knowledge of Freud is unnecessary, because the museum provides ample amounts of background information. London is a city full of people, constant bustle and an abundance of things to do. Sometimes, choosing what to do is the problem, because there are so many options. I recommend seeking out the

what you might think. Join this informative two-part series that teaches about different kinds of stress and healthy ways to cope. The class is offered from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. the first and second Tuesday of the month in the Family Life Center in Bldg. 2919 on Pulaski Barracks. For details, call 0631-3406-4062. » Have you walked into an establishment and found yourself in trouble because you couldn’t figure out how to order something to eat or buy a pair of shoes? Then you need to register for this exceptional class, which teaches the street smart version of basic German language. Now, with two days and times to choose from, learning German never got easier. Take a Monday evening or Friday lunchtime class. Stop by Bldg. 2891 on Pulaski Barracks or call 493-4023 or 0631-3406-4023 for more information or to register.


» Want to learn more about finding a government job? Visit Army Community Service at 10 a.m. today in Bldg. 2917 on Pulaski Barracks to learn more about finding and applying for jobs. Get the one up on competition with hands-on instruction and assistance from our training employment readiness expert. For more information or to make an appointment with Employment Readiness, call 0631-3406-4029.

Chapel News

» A Protestant Easter sunrise ser-

Flurries of snow surround the entrance to Freud’s former home turned museum.

underside of London that does not flaunt itself or aim to please the tourists who come to gawk at it. London is a city bubbling over with culture that is dying to be taken advantage of. The Freud museum is just one of many pleasant days out that might be overshadowed by other attractions. In the end, no one wants to stand out as a tourist in the city they are visiting, so get out and experience the real London.

vice will take place at 7 a.m. March 31 at the Ramstein Woodlawn Golf Course. Free breakfast will be served immediately following the service. Seating is limited. RSVP no later than Monday by calling the Vogelweh Chapel at 489-6859. » U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern’s Religious Support Office is inviting the community to an Easter service at 11 a.m. March 31 at the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center Chapel. After the service there will be a lunch, catered by Bruno’s. For more information, call 0631-3406-4098. » The Ramstein Chapel is accepting bids for the position of Ramstein Contemporary Service religious education director, who will serve as the director, coordinator, resource person, teacher, facilitator and organizer of the RCS religious education program. This person consults, coordinates with and is monitored by the RCS chaplain. The program is multifaceted and requires a high degree of coordination and cooperation with military and civilian activities and authorities. Bidder is subject to criminal history background checks and must complete a Child Care National Agency Check and Inquiries and Installation Records Check. The chapel will be accepting bids until 4 p.m. April 5. The statement of work and bid documents can be picked up from the Ramstein North Chapel, Monday through Friday. Bidders are invited to attend the bid opening at 9 a.m. April 8 at the Ramstein North Chapel, Bldg. 1201. If required, bidders will have

A&FRC programs The Ramstein Airman & Family Readiness Center offers the following programs: » MONDAY « No classes » TUESDAY « Reintegration brief: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., IDRC USO downtown KL tour: 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Understanding TSP: 1:30 to 3 p.m., A&FRC Pre-deployment brief: 1 to 4 p.m., IDRC » WEDNESDAY « Base intro: 7:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., Hercules Theater One-on-one VA appointments: 8 a.m. to noon, A&FRC » THURSDAY « Pre-separation Brief: 9 a.m. to noon, A&FRC “Danke Days” customer appreciation/open house: 1 to 4 p.m., A&FRC EFMP after school program rock climbing: 4 to 5 p.m., Outdoor Rec facility » MARCH 29 « No classes to participate in a qualifying interview. For more information, call Petra Rausch or Chaplain (Maj.) William Braswell at 480-2499 or 06371-47-2499. » The Ramstein Chapel Protestant Family Ministry will sponsor a Parent Power Now Conference with Judge Glenda Hatchett from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 20. For more information, call Chaplain (Maj.) Regina Samuel at 489-6859.

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Family Advocacy observes April as Child Abuse Awareness Month by Carmen Schott Ramstein Family Advocacy outreach manager April is a very important month to many agencies here at Ramstein. I always joke that April is the month of everything. It is known as Month of the Military Child, Alcohol Awareness Month, Sexual Assault Awareness Month and Autism Awareness Month, to name a few. Most importantly, it is also known as Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness Month. We are always try-

ing to prevent child abuse, but this month is more about remembrance. Throughout the year, Ramstein Family Advocacy works hard to provide resources, classes and support to military families in the KMC. April is a very special month to remember how precious and innocent our children are. Children are the most precious resource we have. Their honesty and innocence enables them to show great compassion and love to others. Children are our future, and it is important to remember that April is

the month of honoring all the children in this world, especially our military children. Family Advocacy will be out in the community in April, networking and providing information and resources to families at various events. We will be providing an information table at the Kaiserslautern Military Community Center April 1 with a variety of other base agencies kicking off the month of April. We will be giving out information on parenting, stress management, anger management and variety of self-help tools. We are here to help military families

and are here to be a source of support for parents. In April, we will be offering a wonderful course titled, “Active Parenting of Teens,” and for anyone out there who has a teenager, I am sure you have been tested and struggled at some point on what was the right discipline or path for your own teen. As parents, we want the best for our children and when they become teenagers many things begin to change. We are offering support for parents and providing practical skills that can help enhance the relationship parents have with their teenagers.

This course will be offered in four sessions and will run from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 3, 10, 17 and 24 at the Ramstein Health and Wellness Center. Call Family Advocacy at 479-2370 or 06371-46-2370 to register. Enjoy April, and for those of you who are parents or who work with children, remember that what you do is important and that you are shaping the lives of children each day. You are making a difference in children’s lives and you are helping make our military community a stronger, healthier place.

Model Train Friends host swap meet in Ramstein by Petra Lessoing 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs


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The model train swap met in Ramstein-Miesenbach displays various model train set-ups, accessories, dolls and miniature cars Sunday.

amstein-Miesenbach’s culture and conference center, Haus des Bürgers, will turn into a mecca for model train fans Sunday when the Model Train Friends Westpfalz sponsors its 42nd Model Train Swap Meet. “We received requests for display tables from more than 50 exhibitors and clubs from Germany and other countries,” said organizer Günter Wenner. “Unfortunately, we were not able to accept all requests, because there only is a certain space capacity in the Haus des Bürgers.” Vendors will present everything dealing with model trains and accessories. The event also will display dolls, doll accessories, tin toys and miniature cars. The international swap meet is a special market and the biggest of its kind in southwest Germany. Besides new items, there will also be used locomotives, carriages, tracks, signals, houses, lamps, bridges and spare parts. Collectors will find bargains and receive good advice from experts. “As organizers, we put the emphasis on displaying specific items,” Wenner said. “The swap meet is not just an event to swap, sell and buy, but also an opportunity to show off unique pieces and set ups.” There will be a special test track, where the newly bought stuff can be tested right away. Also on display will be garden railroad track items presented by garden railroad vendors. Model car race fans can enjoy a racetrack. A model train cafe will be set up in the foyer, where visitors can take a break. The swap meet will be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; doors open at 10 a.m. Admission fee is €3 for adults, €1 for youth and free for children.

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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: • “Wozzeck,” an opera by Alban Berg, 7:30 p.m. today, Tuesday, April 10 and 13. • “Begegnungen,” encounters, a dance project with disabled and non-disabled people, 6 p.m. Sunday and 7:30 p.m. Thursday. • “Nabucco,” an opera by Guiseppe Verdi, 7:30 p.m. March 30, April 6 and 12. • “Dornröschen,” Sleeping Beauty, a ballet by Stefano Giannetti, 7:30 p.m. April 4 and 6 p.m. April 14. • “The Black Rider: The Casting of the Magic Bullets,” a rock musical by Tom Waits, William S. Burroughs and Robert Wilson, in German, 7:30 p.m. April 25 and 27, and 3 p.m. April 21 (childcare available). For more information, call 0631-3675-209 or visit Kammgarn Kaiserslautern: • Faun Acoustic presents Medieval Celtic and Scandinavian folk, 8 p.m. today. Tickets cost €22. • Singer Fard presents rap, 8 p.m. Saturday. Tickets cost €19. • The band Folk Noir presents old English folk songs and ballads and singer and violinist Sieben performs dark folk, 8 p.m. March 30. Tickets cost €17. • Phillip Boa and the Voodooclub present electro rock, 8 p.m. April 5. Tickets cost €24. • The band Serum 114 performs punk rock, 8 p.m. April 6. Tickets cost €16.

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Easter at the zoo The Zoo in Kaiserslautern-Siegelbach offers an Easter festival with guided tours, a falconer show, pony riding, puppet theater, a giant slide, an Easter egg hunt, the Easter Bunny and medieval presentations from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 31 and April 1. For more information, visit

For more information, visit www. or call 0631-365-2607. Fruchthalle, Kaiserslautern: Courtesy photo • Jazz Stage meets New hiking trails in Katzweiler Vocalese with Anne Czichowsky, one of The community of Katzweiler will dedicate two new hiking routes March 29. Free guided tours start at 2 p.m. at the Dorfplatz (village square). The 3-kilometer route is Germany’s best jazz stroller-friendly and suitable for families with small children, seniors and people in wheelsingers, 8 p.m. April 12. chairs. The 7-kilometer route is for sporty people. Both trails pass tokens of the village such Tickets cost €14. as the open-air stage, trout pond, Bonanza Ranch, sports fields, playgrounds and mills. For For more informadetails, visit tion, visit www. or call the tourist office at 0631-365-2316. market, through March 30. JUZ (Youth Center), Steinstrassse 47, • Kaiserslautern, Gartenschau, open through Kaiserslautern: Oct. 31. Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Official open• Sven Ruppert and band present a mix of rock, ing show will be 3 p.m. April 7. reggae, pop and Indie, 8 p.m. April 12. Tickets cost For more information, visit €6.50. For more information, visit • Kaiserslautern, Japanese Garden open daily 10 Haus des Bürgers, Ramstein-Miesenbach: a.m. to 7 p.m., through Oct. 31. • The big band Don Ellis Orchestra and trumpet For more information, visit player Thomas Gansch present jazz music, 8 p.m. April 5. Tickets cost €27 to €33. • Kaiserslautern, Bertha-von-Suttner Schule, For more information, visit Im Stadtwald, half-marathon, 9:30 a.m. Saturday. Registrations start 7:30 a.m. Stadthalle Landstuhl: For more information, visit • “Golden Girls,” based on the renowned televi• Ramstein, Haus des Bürgers, model train swap sion show, in German, 8 p.m. April 14. Tickets cost meet, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday (read article on €19.50 to €28. Page 20). For more information, visit • Weilerbach, spring awakening with open stores, 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday. English Theatre, Gallusanlage 7, Frankfurt: • Steinbach (north of Winnweiler), Celtic • “Master Class,” a play by Terrence McNally, village, reopens March 29. Opening hours are through April 28. Performances are 7:30 p.m. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays to Saturdays, and 6 p.m. Sundays. Sundays and German holidays. For more information, visit For details, visit • Weilerbach, Bürgerhaus, Schulstrasse 4, orchid Saarbrücken, Saarländisches Staatstheater, show, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 30 to April 1. Schillerplatz 1: Admission fee is €4. • “Love in Black-White,” a ballet night by • Museum Pfalzgalerie, Kaiserslautern, exhibiMarguerite Donlon, 8 p.m. today. tion “Lines and Movements,” with 60 works by • “The Rocky Horror Show,” a musical by American artist Linda Karshan, through April 7. Richard O’Brien, in German, 7:30 p.m. today, Hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays; 10 a.m. to Saturday, Wednesday and Thursday, and 6 p.m. 5 p.m. Wednesdays to Sundays; Mondays closed. Sunday. Visit for details. Visit or call Flea markets 0681-3092-486 more information. • Kaiserslautern, Pfalzcenter (across from Nationaltheater Mannheim, am Goetheplatz: Daenner Kaserne), Saturdays. • “Don Carlo,” an opera by Guiseppe Verdi, • Kaiserslautern, Messeplatz, Saturday. in Italian, with German subtitles, 7:30 p.m. • Kaiserslautern, Merkurstrasse, behind BMW Wednesday and April 10. dealer, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays. For more information, visit • Kaiserslautern, Opel, Portal 4, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Miscellaneous • Bad Dürkheim, Saline (salt-works), 9 a.m. to • Kaiserslautern-center, near Stiftskirche, Easter 4 p.m. Saturday.

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Apr , i r F – 2 2 r Fri, Ma EVENTS Yoko Ono Exhibition Fri, Feb 15 – Sun, May 12 Frankfurt, Schirn Kunsthalle See Yoko Ono’s art exhibition until May 12 from 10 am to 7 pm, except Wednesdays and Thursdays when the show is open until 10 pm. Yoko Ono counts to the most important female artists of today. The focus of the retro perspective exhibition is on the artist’s work from the 60s and 70s with a strong connection to music, movies and her commitment to peace amongst others. For more information see Heidelberg spring festival Sat, Mar 16 – Sat, Apr 20 Heidelberg, Stadthalle This international music festival will be opened by Daniel Hoppe & NDR Sinfonieorchester at the Kongresshaus in the Stadthalle Heidelberg at 7.30 pm. During this event you can experience different types of music from classical piano music to Nordic folklore and soul. A special program for kids will be provided on April 7. For more information and tickets see Shadowland Tue, Mar 19- Sun, Mar 24 Frankfurt, Jahrhunderthalle Be fascinated by the American dance group Pilobolus showing their spectacular shadow theater. With acrobatic tricks the dancers create the strangest figures with their bodies from elephants to castles behind movable canvases. The show tells the wonderful story about a teenage girl who wants to be treated as an adult but nobody understands her. In her dreams she experiences the hard life in Shadow land, haunted by scary creatures. Hurry to get tickets under (in German only). Rhine Romanticism Exhibition Fri, Mar 22 – Sun, Jul 28 Wiesbaden, Museum Wiesbaden During the ‘Rhine Romanticism’ – Nature & Art exhibition over 250 objects will be on display, including paintings, drawings, natural and cultural historic objects from the Mittelrhein to Untermain and Taunus regions. A Rhine river model will

show visitors pertinent locations along the river, presenting them from a new scientific viewpoint. DasDing Dance Night Fri, Mar 22 Mannheim, Club Genesis The radio station ‘DasDing’ will be presenting their Dance Night ‘Radau & Rabatz’ at the Genesis Club in Mannheim, starting at 11 pm. This party is well known for the exceptional music mix of Punk, New Rave, Alternative, Electro, Ska and Dubstep. Tickets cost € 5. For more info see (in German only). Culinary lamb weeks Sat, Mar 23 – Sun, Apr 7 Palatinate Forest Enjoy traditional Easter dishes like roasted lamb during the lamb weeks from March 23 to April 7 in various restaurants located in the Palatinate forest (Pfälzer Wald). The environmentally friendly breeding, careful transport and slaughtering guarantee only the best quality meat used for the lamb weeks. Among many other restaurants ‘Seehaus Forelle’ in Ramsen and the ‘Pfeffermühle’ in Landstuhl-Atzel will serve lamb specialties. To see all participating restaurants and direct marketers check out (in German only) Explore the chalk mine Sat, Mar 23 Wolfstein, Kalkbergwerk On Saturday March 23 the chalk mine (Kalkbergwerk) in Wolfstein will reopen with a Portuguese-themed night and a guided tour of the underground at 7 pm. A live band will provide musical entertainment while Portuguese snacks and wine will be offered. Tickets are €19.50. For reservations call 06304-9130 and for more information see (in German only) Sunday shopping Sun, Mar 24 Zweibrücken, The Style Outlets Enjoy a special Sunday at The Style Outlets from 1 pm to 6 pm. Sunday shopping days in Germany are rare and The Style Outlets adds a twist to the standard Sunday shopping event. This place is all about clothes, accessories


and lifestyle. In this shopping center, which looks more like a little city. Find your way to the Italian restaurant or one of the bistros to refuel before schlepping your bags some more. For more information see

the almond tree avenue will start at 1.30 pm at the Amtsplatz. A four part wine tasting and various almond delicacies will be provided. For tickets (€18) and reservations contact the tourist information Bad Dürkheim, 06322-935140

Spring hike

Mon, Mar 30 Wachenheim, Marktplatz The night watchman of Wachenheim will take you on his night tour at 7 pm starting at the marketplace. The city is very well known for its traditional viticulture and the historic city center with its medieval city wall. This tour is in German. For more information call 06322-2582.

Sun, Mar 24 Baumholder, City Lake The third spring hike in Baumholder starts on March 24 at 9.30 am from the city lake. Experience the forest from a different point of view during a 9 km hike with high qualified tour guides. Breathtaking views over courses of streams, meadows and fields await you. To conclude the day the hotel ‘Zum Stern’ invites all hikers for lunch. For registration call 06783-8116. Kids Easter at the horse ranch Fri, Mar 28 Gossersweiler-Stein, Reiterhof Pelz The horse ranch Pelz in GossersweilerStein (45min from K-town) provides a special program for kids with horses from 10.30 am to 2.30 pm for €20. For registration call 06346-2200 and see for more information in German. Fish Dinner Fri, Mar 29 Bruchmühlbach-Miesau, Turn- und Festhalle The fishing club of BruchmühlbachMiesau will be hosting their traditional fish dinner on Good Friday, March 29 at the Turn- und Festhalle Miesau. Guided Hiking Tour Fri, Mar 29 Bruchmühlbach-Miesau, Dorfgemeinschaftshaus Vogelbach The annual hiking tour is organized by the Pfälzerwaldverein, starting at the Dorfgemeinschaftshaus in Vogelbach at 1 pm. Choose from a 4 or 8 km long trail and at the end a traditional dinner with the speciality ‘Kässchmeer’ (curd cheese with herbs) will be provided. Spring treat: enjoy almonds and wine Sat, Mar 30 Bad Dürkheim, Amtsplatz For those of you who have mastered the German language, a romantic tour along

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Easter Party - Zoo Siegelbach Sun, Mar 31 – Mon, Apr 1 Siegelbach, Zoo Enjoy a family day at the zoo on Easter Sunday from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm. Baby animals, a falconry, guided tours, an Easter church service, a special zoo rally and many more activities will await you and your family. Tickets for adults are €6.50 and for children €4. For more information see Open house at the Waldorf school Tue, Apr 2 Otterberg, Waldorfschule The open house event kicks off at 10am. At the same time a small bazaar with self made handiworks by the children will be held in the Waldorf kindergarden next door. Wiesbaden Spring Festival Fri, Apr 5 – Mon, Apr 8 Wiesbaden, Elsaesser Platz Thrilling fairground rides, an abundance of food stalls offering both hearty and sweet treats await visitors of the Spring Festival. Lots of fun for all will be in store at the festival this year – don’t miss it! For more information go to CONCERTS The Soul Party Train by All That Fri, Apr 5 Kaiserslautern, Magnat Club The band ‘All That’ will be playing soul music. Entry fee is €7. For more info see

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Roller Girls of the Apocalypse Story and photos by Airman 1st Class Hailey Haux 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs The Roller Girls of the Apocalypse roller derby team, originally the K-Town Derby Girls, is a nonprofit sports club for anyone looking for a little recreation. The team consists of military, dependents and civilian skaters. The Roller Girls of the Apocalypse

play teams from all over Europe, including Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands and France. Anyone 18 and older can participate in the league as long as they are in the local commuting area. For more information on training programs or bouts, visit the Roller Girls of the Apocalypse at Those who are interested in playing, officiating or volunteering should email

LEFT: Members of the Roller Girls of the Apocalypse roller derby team talk to each other about different strategies during a bout March 9 in Kaiserslautern. The team, originally the K-Town Derby Girls, is a nonprofit sports club for anyone looking for a little recreation. RIGHT: Team members listen to the bout official for rules and restrictions.

Free throw championship

The Knights of Columbus, Father Emil Kapaun Council 11987, will be holding a free throw championship event for children ages 10 to 14 from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday in the Ramstein Middle School gym, Bldg. 1002. Registration, sign-in and practice starts at 8 a.m. The presentation of certificates and prizes to the winners begins at noon. Pre-register by emailing your name, age and school to A parent consent form is required to participate. For more information, visit or www.

Half marathon

The running division of the sports club TSG 1861 Kaiserslautern will sponsor a half marathon run starting at 9:30 a.m. Sunday near Bertha-vonSuttner School (Schulzentrum SĂźd), Im Stadtwald, 67663 Kaiserslautern. Registrations can be made from 7:30 to 9 a.m. in the school lobby. Fee is â‚Ź10. Finish will be around noon. The award ceremony will be held at 1 p.m. For details, contact Angelika Hausser at 06301-1422 or

Community softball tryouts

Calling all men, women and coaches: U.S. Army

Garrison Kaiserslautern Sports and Fitness will hold community softball tryouts at 1 p.m. April 6 and 7 at the Kaiserslautern Army Depot sports field on Daenner Kaserne. To participate, contact the Rhine Ordnance Barracks Physical Fitness Center, Bldg. 172, at 493-2087 or 0631-3406-2087.

Fitness center closure

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

March Madness

Head over to the Sembach Community Activity Center to enjoy the March Madness Final Four Championship Weekend, April 6 to 8. Cheer on your team while having a great time with your friends. The weekend will include food, drink specials, games, prizes and fun. The center is located in Bldg. 220 on Sembach Kaserne. For details, call 496-5172 or 06302-67-5171.

Spring dodgeball league sign-ups

Children ages 8 to 18 are invited to sign up for the spring dodgeball league beginning April 26. League dates are April 26, May 10, 17 and 31, and June 7.

The cost is $25 and participants must have a valid sports physical. Registration for the league ends today. For more information, call Parent Central Services at 485-7003 or 06783-6-7003.

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 06783-67003, or the SKIES office at 485-6969 or 067836-6969.

Baseball, softball sign-ups

Children ages 5 to 15 are invited to sign up for spring baseball and softball leagues in Baumholder. Practices begin the first week of April. The cost is $46 and a valid sports physical is required. Registration for the league ends today. For more information, call Parent Central Services at 4857003 or 06783-6-7003.

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NOW SHOWING Gateway Cineplex (Ramstein)

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (PG-13) 11 a.m., 2 p.m., 6 p.m., 10 p.m. The Call (R) 4:30 p.m., 7 p.m., 9:30 p.m. Les Miserables (PG-13) 11 a.m., 3 p.m., 7 p.m. Rise of the Guardians (PG) 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m. Mama (PG-13) 4 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 9 p.m. SATURDAY - The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (PG-13) 11 a.m., 2 p.m., 6 p.m., 10 p.m. The Call (R) 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7 p.m., 9:30 p.m. Les Miserables (PG-13) 11 a.m., 3 p.m., 7 p.m. Rise of the Guardians (PG) 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 4 p.m., 6:30 p.m. Mama (PG-13) 4 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 9 p.m. SUNDAY The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (PG-13) 11 a.m., 2 p.m., 5 p.m., 8 p.m. The Call (R) 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. Les Miserables (PG-13) 11 a.m., 3 p.m., 7 p.m. Rise of the Guardians (PG) 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 4 p.m., 6:30 p.m. Mama (PG-13) 4 p.m., 6:30 p.m. MONDAY - The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (PG-13) 11 a.m., 2 p.m., 5 p.m., 8 p.m. The Call (R) 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. Les Miserables (PG-13) 11 a.m., 3 p.m., 7 p.m. Rise of the Guardians (PG) 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 4 p.m., 6:30 p.m. Mama (PG-13) 4 p.m., 6:30 p.m. TUESDAY - The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (PG-13) 11 a.m., 2 p.m., 5 p.m., 8 p.m. The Call (R) 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. Les Miserables (PG-13) 11 a.m., 3 p.m., 7 p.m. Rise of the Guardians (PG) 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 4 p.m., 6:30 p.m. Mama (PG-13) 4 p.m., 6:30 p.m. WEDNESDAY - The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (PG-13) 11 a.m., 2 p.m., 5 p.m., 8 p.m. The Call (R) 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. Les Miserables (PG-13) 11 a.m., 3 p.m., 7 p.m. Rise of the Guardians (PG) 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 4 p.m., 6:30 p.m. Mama (PG-13) 4 p.m., 6:30 p.m. THURSDAY - The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (PG-13) 11 a.m., 2 p.m., 5 p.m., 8 p.m. The Call (R) 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. Les Miserables (PG-13) 11 a.m., 3 p.m., 7 p.m. Rise of the Guardians (PG) 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 4 p.m., 6:30 p.m. Mama (PG-13) 4 p.m., 6:30 p.m. TODAY -

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In Digital 3D: OZ: The Great And Powerful (PG13)- Fri 18:00, Sat & Sun 13:30, 18:00, Mon - Wed 18:00 In Digital 3D: G.I. Joe2: Retaliation (PG13)- Wed 20:30 A Good Day To Die Hard (PG13)-Fri 22:30, Sat & Sun 13:30, Mon - Wed 16:00 The Croods (PG)- Fri 16:00, 18:00, 20:15, 22:30, Sat 13:30, 15:45, 18:00, 20:15, 22:30, Sun 13:30, 15:45, 18:00, 20:15, Mon & Tue 16:00, 18:00, 20:30, Wed 16:00, 18:00 Life Of Pi (PG)- Wed 16:00 Les Misérables (PG13)- Sat & Sun 13:30, Mon 17:45 In 2D: OZ: The Great And Powerful (PG13)- Fri & Sat 15:45, 20:00, 22:30, Sun 15:45, 20:00, Mon - Wed 16:00, 20:30 Silver Linings Playbook (R)- Sat 22:30 For Showtimes of Thur MAR 28 call 06371937 037 or see

Galaxy Theater (Vogelweh) Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (PG) 4 p.m. Oz the Great and Powerful (PG) 7 p.m. SATURDAY - Wreck-It Ralph (PG) 4 p.m. Dead Man Down (R) 7 p.m. SUNDAY Gangster Squad (R) 4 p.m. TODAY -

Editor’s note: Schedules and synopses are provided by the Army and Air Force Exchange Service. Movie times and dates are subject to change by the individual theaters. Please check with the theater to ensure accuracy.

At The Movies

Visit for details The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (PG-13) — Superstar magicians Burt Wonderstone and Anton Marvelton have ruled the Las Vegas strip for years, raking in millions with illusions as big as Burt’s growing ego. But lately the duo’s greatest deception is their public friendship, while secretly they’ve grown to loathe each other. Facing cutthroat competition from guerilla street magician Steve Gray, whose cult following surges with each

outrageous stunt, even their show looks stale. But there’s still a chance Burt and Anton can save the act — both onstage and off — if Burt can get back in touch with what made him love magic in the first place. Starring Steve Carell and Jim Carrey. The Call (R) — In order to save a young girl’s life, an emergency operator must confront a killer from her past. Starring Halle Berry and Abigail Breslin.

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ACROSS 1 Coagulate 5 Florida seaport 10 Carpenter’s nail 14 Bellow 15 Actor Delon 16 Melodious Horne 17 Blended 19 Skip 20 Jazz singer Smith 21 Peeve 23 Salts 25 Platforms 26 Milky gems 29 Biblical inheritors 31 Number two 32 Business VIP 33 Correction list 36 Business letters? 37 Clint Eastwood TV western 39 Cattle genus 40 Low cards 42 Actress Thurman 43 Film fragment 44 Small orange 46 Has a hunch 47 Israeli natives 48 Repast 50 Given limited quantities 52 Peter in Italy 56 Major Norse deity 57 Pearl Buck novel 59 Nursery-rhyme home 60 Irritated 61 Jazz style 62 Female relative 63 Fred Astaire’s sister 64 Rock concert equipment DOWN 1 Corn holder 2 Unaccompanied 3 Dinner for Dobbin 4 Bridge support 5 Less exciting 6 Boxing great 7 Ankle-length skirt

8 Peter in France 9 Constellation near Cassiopeia 10 Desktop item 11 Extraordinary 12 Ekberg of films 13 Palm fruit 18 Creeks 22 Grenoble’s river 24 Ragout 26 “Amores” poet 27 Resin source 28 Charge 30 Bored exclamation 32 Prophetess of Greek myth 34 Hard work 35 Deadly snakes 37 Fashionably nostalgic 38 Muslim leader 41 Presidential advisors 43 Keyboard instrument 45 Logging-on requirement 46 Gladly, old-style 47 Hindu holy man 49 Classic poem 50 Painter Bonheur 51 Chip’s cartoon chum 53 Expression 54 Harvest 55 Gambler’s concern 58 Type of toothpaste

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• 110.5% financing, i llow interest i rates, NO DOWN PAYMENT Germany wide • Build your own home with a 5 year warranty • Architect and interior designer costs included • Home buying seminars available • Individual planning

• We W help h l you with i h every step off the h way to make this an easy process • Over 100 homes built for the U.S. Military Community in Germany • Available to servicemembers, government civilians and contractors • References available • Solid, energy efficient construction • Tel: 06371 - 61 39 42 • Cell: 0171 - 218 09 62 • Fax: 06371 - 61 39 45

Kaiserslautern American

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

Teaching the village, reaching the world!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 "CafÊ" 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

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.

March 22, 2013

10 Min to Rab brand new house, 330sqm., 5 bedrms., + dress APTS FOR RENT room, 3 baths., b.i.k., floor-heating, garage, yard 2.500 â‚Źuro + All ads & pics can be viewed @ util Anne S. Neumann Immobilien4you Tel: 06372Nice renovated 3bedroom, 3 ba- 803641 or 0173-8317162 throom apartment in Franken10 yr old FSH (RAB School) 4 stein. Only 10min from Panzer Kabedrms, 2 1/2 bath, 2 fireplaces, serne, Kleber and K-town. 20min patio, basemt, attic, dbl-garage Ramstein. 015227004000 â‚Ź650 1420â‚Ź rent & Util Doris Drewlow Otterberg: double storey Immobilien, Tel: 06371-5940059 penthouse apt, 100sqm, completely newly renovated, available 15 Min to Rab in RAB school freenow, â‚Ź700+ut. KKA Immobilien, standing house, 180sqm., 5 0172/6855976 or melindakka@ bedrms., 3 baths., b.i.k., dining/living- rm., garage, yard 1.350 â‚Źuro util Anne S. Neumann Queidersbach: Apt. 3 bdrm. liv/ + Immobilien4you Tel: 06372dinrm. Bik. strgrm, 1.5 bath, bsmnt, washrm. 2 terraces, gara- 803641 or 0173-8317162 ge, flr. heat, 110 sqm 690 â‚Ź + util. no finders fee. Call 06371-912591 Ramstein village apartment: 2 bedrooms, partly furnished, available now, â‚Ź600+ut. KKA Immobilien, 0172/6855976 or melindakka@ Ramstein, 5 min to RAB Apt / TLA, new, 100 Sqm. Fully Furnish. 2 BR, New Kitch, Balc. 1 1/2 Bath. Wash & dryer. Incl. all ut. (el, heat, water, internet). â‚Ź 1050 per month or â‚Ź 75 per day. Av 25. March Tel: 0172/ 6642692. Ramstein-city: 3 bm apt, bik, 1,5 baths, balcony, E 600, Immo T. 016096096498


195 sqm 1 Lev. excl. Bungalow in BruchmĂźhlbach, Schoold. Landstuhl, gasflr.- heating, 2 bedr., 1 1/ 2 bath, 1 bik, large liv./din. area with Ital. Marble fireplace, 1 office, 1 laundry and storeger., 2 car garage in the house 1420,-- + util. Immob. Schick-MĂźller 06301719565 / 0172-6785550 1Fam house 12min to Daener Kaserne 182sqm 6rms BIK dinrm 2bath balc 2garages new renov â‚Ź1200 +utl 06305-8343 1Fam House 66887 Rutsweiler 100sqm BIK bath 3BR liv/dinrm basem carport yard â‚Ź 665 +util 0170-1073965

200m² house in Landstuhl school dist, 5 Bed, 3 bath, built-in kitchen, livingrm w/fireplace, diAll ads & pics can be viewed @ ningrm, laundry rm, patio, cony, carport and garden, solar * * 1Fam House 141sqm, in total panels for the hot water. Rent 500sqm lot garage 4RMS incl 1420 & util Doris Drewlow ImmobiWinterg (40sqm) + floor heating, lien, Tel: 06371-5940059 new bath BIK w/dishw, WC w/ 30 Min. to RAB Duplex in Rieshower, laundryrm, 1 basemrm, schweiler-M. higher standard, terbalc open firepl, 2 storagerm, race, 2Balc, studio, bik, Sauna, Amer neighb Waldfischbach-Bur- basem finished into Partyroom w/ galben, Auf dem HĂźbel 10, â‚Ź1010 kitchen, electr. blinds, 2fireplace, +util 06333-3951 or -3952, 0176- wooden floors & tiles, Garden, 97344831 Double garage. â‚Ź1400 + util Tel.: ***** Excl. Krickenbach, 270sqm, 0177-7832625 5BR, wintergarden, swimmingpool, high equip. â‚Ź1960, Heili- 3BR House, 15min Landstuhl, in genM. Brand new, 180sqm, 5BR, Krähenberg, beaut. view bik din â‚Ź1400, Erzenhausen, big Apt, rm lg living w/fireplace 1.5bath lar2BR, â‚Ź880 warm, Jettenbach, hu- ge balc basement gar. no pets ge house, â‚Ź2500, good interior, â‚Ź850+util. Landlord speaks EngCall for more. Realtor Erica, lish. Contact Angie Kipp 06338016096697945, florida0001@ 336 / 480-3104 5 min Ramstein, nice duplex, 200 sqm, 5 BDR, 2 baths, â‚Ź1300, ZIAI DZ Immobilien 01726823232

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

Heritage Baptist Church Gary Craft, Pastor

“Welcome Home!�

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5 Min to RAB, freestanding house, 250sqm., 5 bedrms., + dress.rm., +master baths., b.i.k., 3 baths., fenced yard, garage 2.000 â‚Źuro + util Anne S. Neumann Immobilien4you Tel: 06372803641 or 0173-8317162 5 min to Ramstein base, HĂźtschenhausen, FSH, 230 sqm, 3 BDR, large LR, 2,5 baths, garage, rent â‚Ź 1700 No Finders Fee ZIAI DZ Immobilien 01726823232 66484 Schmitshausen, lrg FSH 235sqm 3BR 2baths w/ whirlpool 2balc, firepl, basemt 1gar 2park lots top floor w/ addl entert rm w/ wetbar â‚Ź1250+utl Avail 15. 4 0176-60906992 for info A jewel in the countryside! This beautiful freestanding house is only 10 mins from LRMC, RAB 15 mins. 200sqm, 4 bed, 2.5 bath, BIK, exclusive fittings, hardwood floors, double garage, gas heating. Available now. Rent 1500 euros + ut. KKA Immobilien, call Melinda 0172/6855976 or email Airbase: 10 min: Einsiedlerhof: very nice, newer 5 br duplex, big yard, carp, great location, E 1530,; Jettenbach: 7 br, 3 bath huge yard 2 gar E 2450,- JR Realty- reduced fee- ph: 01703159692, Airbase: 15 min Hermersberg: brand new 300 sqm, freest house, 5 br, 3 baths, walk i. closets, yard, 2 car gar. E 2450,- ; Hauptstuhl: 230 sqm house with mother i. law apt: 5 br 2 livingr, 2 kitch yard, 2 carp, E 1680,-; JR Realty - reduced fee- ph: 01703159692 or Bann, 3 bedr. 1 1/2 bath, living/diningrm., built-in-kit., patio, yard, garage, carport, 1.050,-- + util 06371/ 57656 Bann: new renovated 280sqm free-stand house, wintergarten, 5 bm, 2 bik, garage, big yard, E2000, Immo T. 016096096498 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 low energy house built in 2011, 20 km to Landstuhl, 300 m², 4 BR, 3.5 Baths, BIK, Liv/DinRoom, Storage, Double-Garage, Yard, Pets negotiable, Rent: 2180 Euro + util, Avail: Now. For more information please contact G.I. Bill Pay Service & Real Estate: 06371-465407 or 0160-1065196 or



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

March 22, 2013

HOUSES FOR RENT All ads & pics can be viewed @

Beautiful single house near Landstuhl/Bann, 3-4 bedrms, walk-in closet, liv/diningrm, 2 1/2 bath, dbl garage, gas floor heating 1500€ incl the garage & other charges. Doris Drewlow Immobilien, Tel: 06371-5940059 Brand new house, Kaiserslautern, 300sqm liv-space, 5bedr, 2 1/2 bath, luxury kitchen, fireplace, garage €2280,- + util. Real Estate Metzler 01759855251 Close to KL-Uni modern new renovated 1 family house in quiet area for rent 6rms BIK 3.5 bathrms garden 220sqm garage, 2 parking spots, avail now 063062720 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: 10 min to RAB, gorgeous view, huge house with 6 Bed, 3 baths, BIK, open fireplace, winter garden, garage, € 1850,-no pets, no finders fee, RE/MAX Dreamhomes 4 U Landstuhl, Kaiserstr. 4, 06371/6129262 or 01706850060, Email wolf Freest House 210sqm Bosenbach 4BR 2bath BIK w/island, lg front balc w/view private rear covered patio, nice yard 2x 2car garages, pets neg. 20min RAB, RAB schools, €1280 +util, Avail 15 March, Call: 0176-32166335 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 270 sqm in Ramsen, 15 min to Sembach or 20 min to KL, No Fee, very excl, American Style, Pool Outside, 2,5 bath, 2 bik, big Liv/Din-Room, 2 open fireplace, Basement, 1000 sqm Yard, Pets allowed, Cellphone 0174-2111176 €1670 Furnished house for rent in Miesau. 5 rooms, kitchen, bathroom, balcony, carport. €1000 Hochspeyer, close to Panzer, Kleber, Sembach, 3 bm duplex, garage, nice yard, E980, Immo T. 01609609498 House in a quiet Area, 5 Rooms, Livrm/Dinnrm, new BIK, Bath, Guestt, Laundryrm, Big Balcony, Garage, DSL-Internet, AFN 160qm. $930 063847067 or 01638150865 - michaelx-xbraun@ Linden, 220 sqm house, open fire-place, 3bm, patio, nice view, E1700, Immo T. 016096096498

Kaiserslautern American Houses for rent: Mackenbach near RAB, 190sqm house, garden, 2 carports, 2 baths, bik, €1390 + util. Katzweiler, 200sqm house, 6BR, 2 bik, garden, garage, 15 min to RAB, €1410 + util. Hochspeyer/K-Town, 3 BR house, good location, garden, garage, bik, €950 + util. Realestate Volker Würtz, call 0171-3435936 Jettenbach: Great house, about 340 m² living sp, 5 bedroom and 5 bathrooms, large livingr, BIK, 2 Garages, very big yard, available end of Febr € 2.500,-- RE/MAX Dreamhomes 4 U, Landstuhl, Kaiserstr. 4, 06371/6129262 or 0170 685 0060 Email wolf Kollweiler (Ramstein-SD): brand new duplex, 291sqm, 6BR, 2,5BA, terrace, yard, later carport, € 2090.- + util 06371/943315 Landstuhl-Melkerei: newer 235sqm, 5 bed, 3.5 bath, BIK, laundry, storage, floor heating, 3 big balconies, small yard, garage, €1750+ut. Av. Mid April. KKA Immobilien, 0172/6855976 or Mackenbach: exclusive freestanding 8 bedr., 4 ½ bath, living/diningrm., open fire place, patio, balcony, yard, double garage, 3.460,--€ + util www.AGRA-Immo 06371/57656 Mehlingen, 4Br, 2Bath, Beautiful gallery, Amazing basement. No pets. €1950 rtmorales@hot Mehlingen: Big Rowhouse, 5bedrooms, 2,5 baths, garage, patio & yard. Rent: 1150€ + util. Call: 0173 -5945725 (Sascha K./Realtor, Estate Agency). Mehlingen: Great new duplex, 4 bedrooms, 2,5baths, double garage, patio & yard. Rent: 1163€ + util. Call: 0173 - 5945725 (Sascha K./Realtor, Estate Agency). Miesenbach, 4 bedrooms 2.5 baths 175 sqm, yard - pet neg €1250 017684291912 Miesenbach: freestanding house 8bedr., livr, 3bath, bik, garage, yard. €1760 + util. Roth Immobilien 06374-994776 or 01711950606 Near Bruchmühlbach: Freest house, 283sqm, 5BR, 2,5BA, open fire place, yard, 2 balconies, 2 garages € 2.100,- + util 06371/ 943310 www.GermaWild-Immobili Near Bruchmühlbach: Nice house, 4BR, 1,5BA, open fireplace, yard, balcony, terrace, garage € 1.070,- + util 06371/943310 Nice Duplex for rent in Krottelbach (Ramstein Area)108sqm living space, 4 bdr, 1living room, BIK, Guest toilet, Bath with Shower, garage, nice yard, Rent 700,-- Euro, 100 utilities, RE/MAX Real Estate Center, Call Michaela 0176 105 15807 or 0631 41 40 888 0

St. Alban's Military Community

Episcopal Services HOLY EUCHARIST Sundays 10:30

Kapaun Chapel For more information please

call 480-6148 or 06372-3163

Nice FSH 125 m² in Kusel, 3BR, 2 baths, BIK, basement, Liv/DinRoom, 2 garages, yard, pets negotiable, Rent: 835.00 Euro + util., Avail: Now. For more info please contact: GI Bill Pay Service & Real Estate, Tel.: 06371-465407 or 0160-1065196, E-mail: ramstein@

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KMC Assembly of God Church

Services are held at Kaiserstrasse 16 A, Einsiedlerhof WORSHIP HOURS: Sunday 10 a.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. Family Night

Nice FSH 240 m², 18 km to RAB, Landstuhl school district, 3-4 BR, 2.5 Baths, BIK, Liv/Din-Room, Storage, Yard, 2 Garages, PelletHeating, Pets negotiable, Rent: 1800 Euro + 200 Euro estimate for heating + util., Avail: April 1, 2013. For more info please contact: GI Bill Pay Service & Real Estate, Tel.: 06371-465407 or 0160-1065196, E-mail: ramstein@ No Fee House in Altenkirchen, Ramstein school district freestanding in a quiet Area, Enjoy the great view from this Large FSH, 320 m², 20 km to Ramstein, 25 km to Baumholder 6 BR, 3.5 Baths, Liv/ Din room area w. fire place, floor heat, 2 car garage, Rent: 2450.00 Eur Avail.: 1 May 2013. €2450 06386998111 or 015121810579 Email: No Fee House in Schwedelbach, freestanding house, 180 sqm., 4 bedrms., 2 baths., b.i.k., yard, 1.295 €uro + util Anne S. Neumann Immobilien4you Tel: 06372803641 or 0173-8317162 No Fee House Steinwenden, freestanding house, 250sqm., 5 bedrms., + studio, 2 baths., b.i.k., dining/living area, yard, garage 1.650 €uro +util Anne S. Neumann Immobilien4you tel: 06372803641 or 0173-8317162 No Fee, FSH 187 sqm in Weselberg, Landstuhl school, 4BR 2.5 Bath 2 BIK 2 LR/DIN, garage, fenced in yard, storage/attic, pets allowed. $1500 06371914312 / 017610112130 / p.nauerz@kabel Queidersbach, nice 3 bm duplex, studio, carport, partyroom, basement, patio, yard, no findersfee, E890, Immo. T 016096096498 Ramstein - Miesenbach: freestanding, 5 bedr. 2 ½ bath, living/diningrm., built-in-kit., basement, patio, yard, garage, 1.250,-- + util 06371/ 57656 Ramstein area, new freestanding luxury house: 5 bed, 2.5 bath, open plan living, designer BIK, storage, studio, radiant floor heating, garage, yard, € 2300+ut. Av. now, KKA Immobilien 0172/ 6855976 or RAMSTEIN


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

Tel: 06374-945350 or 0151-57727850

1. GODloves you! 2. Feel unloved? Refer to Nr. 1!

Landstuhl Christian Bookstore

Kaiserstr. 66 • 06371-62988 Mon–Fri 10–6, Sat 9–2 (new)

Reverend Chuck Kackley Phone: 06333-9931838 Cell: 0171-6574322

Sunday Worship Gatherings at 9 & 11 a.m. Keeping it real, relational and relevant

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


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)

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 Landstuhl Chapel Holy Thursday 28 March 1800 Good Friday 29 March 1800 Easter Vigil 30 March 2030 Easter Sunday 31 March 0900 Daenner Chapel Easter Sunday 31 March 1230 ORTHODOX COMMUNITY KAPAUN CHAPEL Wednesdays 20, 27 March, 3, 10, 17, 24 April 1630 - Presanctified Liturgy Palm Sunday 28 April 0900 - Divine Liturgy - Entrance of Christ into Jerusalem Holy Week Wednesday, 1 May 1630 - Holy Unction Service Thursday, 2 May 1630 - Passion Gospels Friday, 3 May 1630 - Vespers Burial Service Sunday, 5 May 0900 - Paschal Divine Liturgy For more information please contact: Fr. Eugene Lahue at 489-6859, 0631-536-6859 or JEWISH COMMUNITY Purim Friday, 22 February 1900 - Purim Celebration Prayer, costume contest, entertainment, pizza dinner ($10.00 for adults, $5.00 for children ages 12 and under) Passover Monday, 25 March 1830 - First night Passover Seder Location: Kaiserslautern Synagogue, 4 Basteigasse, Kaiserslautern. Price: To be determined Tuesday, 26 March 1800 - Second night Passover Seder Location: Ramstein South Chapel Cost: $15 per person, $10 for children 12 and under For more information and to RSVP please contact: Chaplain Davidson at 480-5753, 06371-47-5753 or

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Kaiserslautern American

Dancing over 30

HOUSES FOR RENT All ads & pics can be viewed @

Ramstein Village: huge house in the center of Ramstein, 6 Bed, 2 Baths, bik, small yard, garage, free now € 1.700,-- + util. RE/ MAX Dreamhomes 4 U Landstuhl, Kaiserstr. 4, 06371/6129262 or 01706850060, Email wolf Ramstein: 4 bedr., living/diningrm., 3 bath, built-in-kit., yard, garage, 1.170,--€ + 06371-57656 Representable Fam house w/ AC whirlpool open firepl 2WC 2baths garage for 3cars 2BIK lrg fenced lot 300sqm liv space Pets OK in Patersbach 15min to RAB avail 15 Jun €1980+utl Call: 0163/7719743

Ramstein school district: freestanding house 7 bedr., 3 bath, living/diningm, built-in-kit., patio, yard, doublegarage, 2.100,-- + util 06371/ 57656 Ramstein school district: FSH in Glan-Münchweiler, 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, modern BIK, gas heating, terrace, nice yard, garage, FRIDAYS & basement. Av. now. €1200 + ut. SATURDAYS KKA Immobilien. Tel. 0172Martin-Luther-Str. 8 | K-Town 6855976 or Ramstein-Miesenbach: nice 5 Rodenbach: Freest. House, bm house, garage, yard, E1180, 300sqm, 5BR, 2,5BA, carport, € Immo T. 016096096498 2220.- + util 06371/943315 Schopp, 4Bedr, Duplex-half, 06371-2497 71-2497 DELIVERY TO ALL BASES AND HOSPITAL 10min KL-Vogelweh, BIK, garage, spectacular view, 980€ + 115€ util Property Sornberger 017635598944 Sembach: one Family House, 189qm living space, BIK, living and dining room, balcony and Terrace, nice garden, double garage, Rent 1300.-€. REMAX Real Estate Center Bernd Klan Tel. 0631-41 40 888-0 oder 0152 - 29 28 70 28 Steinwenden Farmhouse 170sqm 4BR 1.5bath BIK livrm w/ Am Fleischackerloch tiled oven dinrm cport yard BBQ 66849 Landstuhl Family Restaurant Special prices for party service area €1300+utl Av April 15 0176(across from Kaufland) “Special Military Price ” NOW OPEN: 55113398 Opening hours: Party room for functions Terrace & Beer Garden Steinwenden, nice townhouse, Playground for Kids Mon-Fri 11:00 - 15:00 Free Pizza delivery in all KMC area Large parking area 160sqm, 3bedr, livr, bik, 2,5 bath, 17:00 - 23:30 for over 100 cars balcony, terrace, storage, €850 + Sat & Sun 11:00 - 23:30 util. Roth Immobilien 06374WWW.PIZZERIASALVATORE.COM 994776 or 0171-1950606

The best Pizza in the KMC area


March 22, 2013 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: Winnweiler: freestanding House, 180qm living space, nice dining and living room with fire place, BIK, 5BR, 2,5BA, Basement, Garden Rent: 1240€ call Katrin at RE/ MAX Real Estate Center 0631/ 41408880

HOUSES / APTS FOR SALE All ads & pics can be viewed @

300sqm+ Finished basement, top floor can be rented out as a separate apartment, 2 car garage, 2 car carport, Nice yard with barbecue fire pit, grape vines, blueberry bushes and more. New Kitchen, new wallpaper in living room, lots of storage space. Between Ramstein, Kaiserslautern, and Baumholder. Save Money = No Realtors!!! 13 Glanblick Offenbach-Hundheim RP 67749 €270000 0171-999-1710 / thun 5 min east of KL: beautiful house in quiet location, 260 sqm open floor plan, more than 1000 sqm property, walk-in-closet, built-incabinet floor heated, sauna, 2 garages € 368.000,-- RE/MAX Dreamhomes 4 U, Landstuhl, Kaiserstr. 4, 06371/6129262 or 01706850060, email wolf

8 Min to RAB, Ramstein School Distr., about 400 m² living space, 7 bedr, huge family room, livingr, diningr, excl. kitchen, pantry, 3 bathr, Sauna, 2 Garages very quiet living area, € 449.000,-- RE/ MAX Dreamhomes 4 U, Landstuhl, Kaiserstr. 4 , 06371/ 6129262 or 01706850060, email Bann, nice 160 sqm duplex, build 1999, yard, E 239000, Immo. T. 016096096498 Einsiedlerhof - Dream House 209m² Liv Space, 1065m² lot (owned by the seller). 5 bedrms, liv/diningroom, built in kitchen, pantry, fam rm, 2 bath, sauna, laundry rm, cov balcony, cov patio, outside bbq, playground, garden house, plus more outside storage, own well, totally fenced, gas heating. Avail Mar/Apr this year 339000 Euro. Doris Drewlow Immobilien, Tel: 06371-5940059 Exclusive house for sale Kaiserslautern/Hochspeyer area, 15 min to Kleber Kaserne €380000 017686291912 Freestanding house, 15 Min from RAB, 200sqm.,, 4 bedrms., + studio, 2 baths., basement, balcony, 2 garages, fenced yard ready to move in Price 130 000 €uro Anne S. Neumann Immobilien4you Tel: 06372803641 or 0173-8317162 Freestanding house, property 914 sqm., 210 sqm., living space, 6 bedrms., 3 baths., + sauna, b.i.k., basement, floor-heating, balcony, 2 garages, terrace, big yard Price Only 290 000 €uro Anne S. Neumann Immobilien4you Tel: 06372-803641 or 01738317162

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Mehlingen, 150 sqm, One of 3 apartments in house, built-in kitchen, multi-level, 3 bedroom, large bath, floor heat, no Real Estate All ads & pics can be viewed @ agt, 5 min to Sembach or bahn, quiet village, near German FSBO in Enkenbach: Over school, butcher, bakery, paved trail. €143900 1750sf, two-story home from the jogging 1700's; 4 bedrm, 2 bath, living room, study/office, kitchen & di- Use your Housing Allowance to ning area. 5mi to Sembach & purchase your home - : buying in 15mi to Ramstein. "Turn-Key" si- Germany is not complicated. We tuation including community sup- will inform you about all the deplied heating. Plus it is a corner tails. We will help you - finding - fiproperty with walled courtyard nancing - notarizing - moving in and carport. Renovated kitchen step by step to get your own hostays. House fully furnished inclu- me, RE/MAX Dreamhomes 4 U, ding washer/dryer (American), sa- Landstuhl, Kaiserstr. 4, 06371/ tellite dish, very high speed inter- 6129262 or 0170 685 0060, email net & WiFi. Excellent rental or ho- me in a village with train and stores. €187000 mikremm@ Wonderful freestanding house, 130sqm., living space, 3 bedrms., 2 baths., office, guest room, b.i.k., Heltersberg, freestanding house, garage balcony, Price 143 000 Anne S. Neumann property 540 sqm., 3 bedrms., 2 €uro baths., fenced yard, garage, Price Immobilien4you Tel: L 06372219 000 €uro Anne S. Neumann 803641 or 0173-8317162


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standing House, 221 sqm., double garage, No Fee! More Information: €410000 Linden: fall in Love with you new House!! Single family home with 318qm Living space, 4BR, 3,5BA, 2071 sqm Yard, open fire place, huge dining and living room, Floor heat, air conditioning, Two big Terrace, windows with insect repelling screens, two walk in closets, Basement room, util. Room, A separate garden house has been built on the upper level of the garden (rear) and a covered "builtin" grill, double Garage, and much more. Price 619 000€ call Kryspina or Kathrin at RE/MAX Real Estate Center 0631/41408880 or 0176/61265403 Mackenbach: Town house, 4 bedr., 1,5 bath, view over golf course, very good condition, vacant 1st May, I.B.u. Immobilienservice Thomas Sourißeaux €220000 06374 995 694 Tho Oberstaufenbach - Great Investment - 10 yr old 513m² living space on 1000sqm property house completely rented out - basic rent per year 4560€ for 355000€. Doris Drewlow Immobilien, Tel: 06371-5940059

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Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Theta Theta Lambda Alumni Chapter celebrates 50 years in Germany. On May 18, 2013 Theta Theta Lambda celebrates its annual Black and Gold Scholarship Banquet at the Kurhaus, Wiesbaden, Germany and Scholarship Benefit Concert.We cordially invite all educators, private organizations, community leaders, and our local German national friends and colleagues to honor these proud and deserving young people as we honor them and their accomplishments.Theta Theta Lambda has provided more than $225,000 in scholarships to qualified Department of Defense Dependent Schools seniors and continuing education scholarships circa 1985. Scholarship recipients historically come from the surrounding military communities to include, Ansbach, Bamberg, Bitburg, Heidelberg, Hoehnfels, Kaiserslautern, Schweinfurt, Spangdalehm, Stuttgart, and Wiesbaden.For ticket information or questions please visit www.alphaineuro or follow us at twitter@ ttl50th and view the banquet commercial at 0UiFj5ncLqE

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

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Cuckoo clock, original Black FoSize 52-57. Multi color childrens rest, Made in Germany, wooden bike helmet, for boys. $20 clock-face, cuckoos every half & full hour, music every hour ₏200 017622987498 Ski rack for car; Thule 33-3, Designer glass coffee table from lockable diagonal for 3 pairs of Interia, $130, Very study Solid skis. $35 06383 5676 wood frame. Call: 06374-944828 Stat 200 (45$), Nutr 200 (30$), Dining table w/ 2 benches, masPhys 111 (35$), Hist 142 (35$), siv wood - oak style, ₏250 0176Artt 110 (7$), Socy 100 (35$) - All 90796039 great condition. Can MPS if necessary. $7-$40 obo Double Recliner Leather from 01791524433, olga.zasztowt@hot LaZBoy, comes in two pieces, pick up in kaiserslautern $200 0152-06786080 - stefandsanya@ Sunbeam Table Top BBQ ble Grill used once $10. Can delifree For sale: Furniture. White Ikea ver to RAB Call: 06332-41560 desk w/cupboard. Oak hallway Swarovski Crystal - Attention colbench for phone. Green marble/ lectors! All retired pieces reduced oak. Round coffee table 40’’ to half their value, All pieces over diamtr 24’’high. 2 mahagony/ 20years old! Prices greatly reduglass bookshelves 30’’ + 5’ high. ced! Great gift for any special ocAntique oval dining table with carcasion! Private collection! Retired ved lion feet. Best offer. 0631pieces., whale, turtle. Call for info: 270641 or email jbliemel@out 06332-41560 between 2pm to 9pm. Can deliver to RAB! German Sideboard and HighSwarovski, silver, crystal, trilogy board for Sale. Oak-rustic color, masquerade, 1999-2001, w/cry- massiv. Great condition! New stal signs & displays, 899₏ obo ₏1200 each, now selling for ₏250 Certified American Dental Hygienist and Certified Orthodontics. Call: 0162-2762421 each! Call: 0176-907-96039 Services we offer: • Family dentistry • Implant surgery The Swarovski Pierrot measures Indian elephant, original from In• Bleaching • Orthodontics 8". This is the first edition of "Mas- dia - nice - ₏75 0152-06786080 • Porcelain • Root canals querade" series. Retired in 1999. bonding • Oral surgery Pics on • Full ceramic crowns • Nitrous Oxide Mahogany Tables nice $240 & onlays in 1 day for all procedures 015206786080 - stefandsanya@ • Periodontal To sale washing machine AEG 3min from maintenance model 54849. Excellent state Army Airfield Morocco carpets original; (used 2 years). Dollars accepted 06 11 - 98 87 26 50 $85, 0152-06786080 ₏200 015152112197 Bahnstrasse 14 65205 Wiesbaden Toy Story hat, for ages 3 to 6. ₏5, Orange Cube Ottomans. Set of American Staff 2. Great for extra seating. ₏40.00 017622987498 017677490480 TRICARE Preferred Provider Documents for Sale! USA and CSA documents, coins of Germa- Real leather couch, red, very ny and China, private collection, comfortable, L shape, original prifor sale piece by piece. Call bet- ce was ₏3000. Asking $1500 obo. ween 4-7pm 0152-25194313 (Da- Seats 6 - 7 people. Appr. 3 years 9$7 old. 270x270cm, 0631/5208312 vid Frank) )2506 or Vintage Dutch Cookie Mold, This is a solid oak entertainment 19"X53/4" $50 06383 5676 center. It is in great shape and is Wanted. Singer for Heavy Metal real wood not pressboard. $200 Band. No experience needed. Sta- 06374 99 28322 € ge presence needed. email jo € Solid wood dresser/mirror $300; 06221Solid wood chest of drawers 6486156 $200. Buy together and get free Winter boots for boys, size 30, matching nightstand. $500 $20, Call: 017622987498

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Terracotta colored L-shaped microfibre couch. Size 8,5 x 8,5 feet. Good brand and condition. Seats 6 people. High back - comfortable for tall people. €800 obo or call 01726940562 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 Very nice dining room hutch and corner piece. Asking $400 or best offer for the pair. joeciocca@ya or 06361/4588663

C & K Children's House Montessori school seeks a Teacher Assistant for one of our classrooms. Requirements for the position: Be available to work at least 3 days per week M-W-F from 8:003:30 -Montessori Certificate would be appriciated -Have strong work history and good references -Have experience in an early childhood classroom -Have a clean criminal record -Is an apt listener and is able to learn quickly and follow instructions -Is willing to make a one year commitment to the school -Is reliable, committed, energetic, patient and detail oriented -Is comfortable working with children ages 2 ½ to 6 years old -Is able to easily bend, squat, lift, carry and sit on the floor for extended periods. If interested, please email your resume to

Very nice Mahogany Living Room Schrank in very good condition. Asking $400 or best offer Very nice lady looking for a or 06361/ ning position or a babysitter job, in the Ramstein/Kaiserslautern 4588663 area. Please call: 0176-76869130 Very nice oak schrank for sale. Very good condition. Asking $350 or best offer joeciocca@ya PERSONAL or 06361/4588663 All ads & pics can be viewed @

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Loving, romantic, full figured lady, 54 years, is looking for a life partner age between 50 - 60. You should be child friendly, a nonsmoker and from the area of Pirmasens, Kaiserslautern, Ramstein, Zweibrücken. Call 0163-9766526

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PETS All ads & pics can be viewed @

There have been reports of pets being sold from breeding facilities that are not managed at the highest professional standards. Please choose your pet carefully. Make sure you check the credentials of the people selling the pet, and get proper paperwork showing shots and/ or other proof of healthy condition. For further advice, consult your Veterinarian. Cat climbing tree. 3 feet tall. In good condition. $25.00 017684658955 email spvendor@ Horse stables for rent, Monthly rent €360, riding stables, outdoor riding area, jumping ring, off road course and paddock, available as well is a Horse Gym treadmill. Horse sport facility Fröhnerhof. Tel: 06303-983025 French bulldog, 2 months old, female, mostly white, chipped, vaccinated, also has European passport, very beautiful. €700. Call: 0176-76869130

Kaiserslautern American !!!Helga´s Cake Service. Now in Looking for a computer expert. Erfenbach, Siegelbacher strasse. Not expensive! Call 83. 06301-7988177 Cell: 0152- 017676869130. 56047409 Looking for a singer to be part of All Lies Died are looking for a a Heavy Metal Band. No experishouter. Music style Nu metal, ence is ok! Must love Heavy MeMetal core in the KMC area, Call tal, Heavy Metal Singer, jose.l.rodri Alex: 0631-5208312

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Professional Services are offered by registered businesses as well as private people. To ensure a satisfactory service experience, please always ask for credentials and deny payments up front. For cleaning services, arrange for payments after a final walk-through and inspection of the clean house. ! ! ! ! ! Bridge cleaners - cross the bridge into a cleaner world! PCS, yardwork, trash removal and a lot more! We except VAT Forms! 0173-3683830 !!!! Femtop Services, PCS, reg cleaning. junk removal, trash hauling, pick up & delivery, transport, painting, guarantee to pass insp 0174-5971347






clean your house, we guarantee Looking for an American bed, you will be satisfied, 06371- could be a canopy bed. Call 976660. 017676869130 German all levels, Mr. Vollmer, Looking for someone to help me Landstuhl, phone: 06371-2470, move a mattress, (2 meter long / 2 meter wide.) King size bed, couch and boxes. Possibly with a H & I Service: You need help small van/truck, (2 men) the 1 around your house, we do all March. From Homburg to Ramwork personally and perfect. PCS- stein. Call: 0176-76869130 cleaning, house-cleaning, yardLooking for two strong men to work, painting and repairs, trash help me move on the 1st of hauling, carpet cleaning Call 0179March for a little apt from Hom7418078 burg to Ramstein. Price neg. Call: Translator/Interpreter Certified 0176-76869130 KL., near Vogelweh. Reasonable New Challenge for Baseball / rates. Call: 0631-54440 Softball Coaches!! The River BanVoice lessons (experienced pro- dits Baseball and Softball Team, fessional singer, BM) 06372- located in Saarbrücken (A6, 30min from KL) is looking for coa508747 or ches for both teams and also players. Please contact: ste or call WANTED 0171-8634083

Double bass drums preferable but not necessary. No experience needed. Must love Heavy Metal. Drummer for Heavy Metal Band jo German / American couple with elderly dog and indoor cat looking for modern/updated freestanding house in the Landstuhl area. Move poss within 30 days. €1600 0151-44335988

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Glass-Terrarium, approx. 800 x All ads & pics can be viewed @ 350 mm, similar to pic, w/out lamps or deco, used, with air vents, pick up only, € 30,- / $ 35,- Buying dictionaries all languages , (was used for hamsters), and foreign language guides. Call 0152-25194313 or 0160-69439449 Pekinese male puppy, 4 mo, chipped, Papers, Ch lines. Home raised, good with kids €500 01717026171-kittyhuck@ya

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Singer for a Heavy Metal Band. No experience needed. Must love all genres of Heavy Metal. Email jo 062216486156 Lead guitar for a Heavy Metal Band. No experience needed. Must love all genres of Heavy Metal. Email jose.l.rodriguez-1@ 06221-6486156

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