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May 30, 2014
Volume 38, number 21
Airmen showcase airdrop skills over Baltics Story and photo by Airman 1st Class Jordan Castelan 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs
rom May 17 through 21, a ﬁve-man team from Ramstein assisted in airdrops of more than 350 personnel into Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. The team, comprising two pilots and two loadmasters from the 37th Airlift Squadron and one ﬂying crew chief from the 86th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, enabled the personnel drops of the 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne) as part of a continued demonstration of America’s partnership to NATO and ensuring security in the Baltic region. Lithuanian and Estonian paratroopers had the opportunity to See AIRDROP, Page 3
U.S. Air Force Maj. Jeff Bliss (right) and Capt. Brett Polage, 37th Airlift Squadron pilots, wash the windows of a C-130J Super Hercules at Riga International Airport, Latvia, after air dropping American and Lithuanian service members over Lithuania May 17.
ERMC welcomes new commander by Europe Regional Medical Command Public Affairs Brig. Gen. Norvell V. Coots assumed command of Europe Regional Medical Command, including responsibilities as the U.S. Army Europe command surgeon, during a change of command ceremony May 22 on Sembach Kaserne. Members of the command, families and friends at the ceremony also bid farewell to outgoing commander Col. John P. Collins, who retired later the same day after 30 years of service in the Army. Collins was with ERMC for nearly three years, serving as the
ERMC chief of staff from August 2011 until taking command in July 2013. Europe Regional Medical Command is responsible for a health care system with more than 5,500 joint-service personnel dedicated to providing high quality health care to more than 204,000 eligible beneﬁciaries including approximately 83,000 active-duty members from all services across Europe. ERMC supports USAREUR, EUCOM, CENTCOM, AFRICOM and deployed medical assets in Afghanistan. In Europe, ERMC operates 16 military treatCourtesy photo
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Maj. Gen. Brian C. Lein, deputy surgeon general and deputy commanding general for operations, U.S. Army Medical Command, passes the Europe Regional Medical Command colors to Brig. Gen. Norvell V. Coots, the new ERMC commander and U.S. Army Europe command surgeon, as Col. John P. Collins, outgoing ERMC commander and U.S. Army Europe command surgeon looks on May 22 during a change of command ceremony.
VP visits Airmen in Romania, Page 8
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Medieval times return to Worms, Page 16
Exchange hosts fun family event, Page 18
May 30, 2014
It’s about the fairness of the process by Col. Michael G. Vecera 86th Airlift Wing staff judge advocate
ccasionally, folks around base will ask me after a courtmartial, “What do you think about the result?” The question comes up more often when the accused member is acquitted or when the punishment appears to be somewhat lenient. This occasionally causes me to scratch my head a bit. The apparent implication is that I would expect a conviction and a severe punishment in every case brought to court. Nothing could be further from the truth. As a staff judge advocate, my job is to ensure the fair and proper administration of justice. While I give advice to commanders on what
action should be taken to address allegations of misconduct, my goal always is to assist commanders in enforcing fair, even-handed discipline across the installation. Even though the prosecutors in my office work for me as they zealously represent the government in court, my allegiance is to the proper administration of the military justice system. My overall concern in every case is that both the prosecution and defense represent their respective clients effectively, ethically and professionally. In my supervisory review of a case prior to a courtmartial, my primary objective is to ensure both sides have had the full and fair opportunity to take advantage of every tool at their disposal as they prepare for trial. After the court-martial, my discussion with the participants, spectators and
sometimes with court members is focused on whether the case was competently and professionally presented by both sides. The outcome of a case, for the most part, is really irrelevant to the overall goal of the fair administration of military justice. All of us should certainly be concerned if there is ever a reasonable belief that the outcome is somehow unfair or inappropriate. But for those with the first-hand knowledge regarding how a case was presented in court (participants, spectators or court members), they generally attest to the fairness and integrity of the process and the competency of the prosecution and defense. That is how I know our system works. Acquittals, just as much as convictions, can show us that the system works. Light and harsh punishments alike show us the system
works. If the process was conducted fairly and effectively, then the outcome, whatever it may be, is justice. In addressing substantiated misconduct, my job is definitely not to recommend a severe punishment in every case. My goal is always to provide a just and fair recommendation to commanders, taking into consideration the offense along with all matters in aggravation, mitigation and extenuation. In a courtmartial or any other military justice action, the fairness of the process, and just as important, the perception of fairness, is so much more critical than the outcome. So when someone asks me what I think about the result of a courtmartial that was well-executed by both the prosecution and defense, I usually simply say, “Justice worked.”
Sick scores, not health by Airman Larissa Greatwood 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs
hen I was younger, the thought of joining the military terrified me. When I was 16, my older brother joined the Air Force, and I couldn’t shake the fear I had of him being in a dangerous place. It wasn’t until I turned 18 and all of my older brothers joined that I thought, “Maybe this is something I can do.” I realized the fear I had was me just not knowing enough about the military lifestyle. I talked to my brothers to understand what being in the military is like. They stressed to me at a younger age the importance of fitness in the military and how I needed to focus on that first. I made physical fitness a big part in my life with my brothers’ advice in mind. Before I joined I would spend a lot of time at the gym to stay healthy. Once I decided to join the Air Force I knew my fitness would be an advantage. What I didn’t know was the full extent of the physical training requirements. Even after being in for
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more than a year, the finer points of Air Force Instruction 36-2905, specifically the part about what to do if you are sick before or during a test, were not clear to me — until recently. Working out or taking a physical training test is never a good idea when you are sick or injured. The test is an examination of our physical capability and ensures we can maintain a standard fitness level and protect our wingmen if needed. When you aren’t feeling well, you are not at your greatest and are not able to show what you are truly capable of. When the instructors ask if there is anyone who feels they cannot complete the test, even if it’s minor, don’t be afraid to speak up. Because I didn’t speak up, I tested while I was sick and failed the situp portion of my test. Fitness is always part of my routine in the Air Force, but like most, when I know I have a test coming up, I push a little harder and make sure I am fully prepared. Before my last test I was able to do more situps and pushups than I ever have and lowered my run time more than it has been since basic training. I felt very confident about taking my test.
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I remember driving to work and feeling great the morning of the test. Usually I feel nauseated from the nerves, but not this time. It wasn’t until I completed the pushup portion that I began to feel sick. At this point, I should have said something. I should have let them know I was feeling sick. I didn’t know enough about the process and got bad advice from “barracks lawyers” (misinformed young Airmen giving out advice). Because of that, I didn’t let the instructors know I was feeling ill and wasn’t able to do what I knew I could do. So, I continued the test. I learned the hard way that trying to push through my illness was not the best course of action. I ended up even more sick in the end and faced other consequences. It is critical for us as military members to take care of ourselves. If we don’t, we may not be able to perform when we are needed to, and that could put lives in danger. I want the Airman sitting next to me to be able to drag me out of a combat zone if need be, and I expect myself to be capable of doing the same.
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May 30, 2014 airdrop, from Page 1 share jumpmaster duties as counterparts while Latvian service members incorporated the airborne American service members into training opportunities. “The quality of Army
Kaiserslautern American instruction leads to a homogenous level of jumpmaster operations with our foreign allied counterparts,” said Maj. Jeff Bliss, 37th AS pilot. “This provides a broader high level of interoperability.” With over 350 jumpers, safe and efficient protocols
play an important role in completing the mission. “We use the advanced technology of the C-130J Super Hercules to deliver these paratroopers with the highest degree of accuracy and safety possible,” said Senior Airman Austin Koester, 37th AS loadmaster.
Page 3 Coordination and cooperation from all participating countries proved to help in the success of such a vast mission. “A lot of stars aligned to be able to drop close to 400 paratroopers spanning four days in three different countries while coordinating with
international airports and the civilian sector on multiple occasions,” said Capt. Brett Polage, 37th AS pilot. “Our crew was exceedingly pleased with displaying aerial domination and being the first to drop on Amari West, Estonia, and Memel, Lithuania.”
86th AW command chief leaves legacy of lasting airmanship Story and photo by Senior Airman Holly Mansfield 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs Core values, air power and followership are some things an Airman might think of when it comes to an enlisted leader with 28 years of service. Ramstein Airmen said goodbye to Chief Master Sgt. James A. Morris, 86th Airlift Wing command chief, May 23 after his retirement ceremony. During the ceremony, a crowd of more than 400 Airmen, friends and family celebrated the command chief’s career. Morris said spending the last moments of his career with the people who helped make his career better made the celebration that much greater. “The people I’ve worked with have kept me in the Air Force for this long,” Morris said. “I joined to only stay in for four years.” Morris had taken a leave of absence previously from a civilian job to join the Air Force. After being stationed in Alaska and Germany, being in the Air Force became exciting to him, Morris said. “I was traveling around the world, meeting new people and seeing things I would’ve never seen if I had stayed home,” Morris said. “It kept me going all this time.” Out of all the service members Morris met throughout his career, he still looks up to the one who helped push him in the right direction. Coming from technical school into an Air Force twice the size it is now, Airmen didn’t always have the same operations tempo as now. Having a supervisor who pushed him to spend more time studying for promotion and less time playing card games gave him an upper hand over his fellow Airmen. “Now retired Chief Master Sgt. Ron Hubbard was one of my first supervisors,” Morris said. “Ron would always give me a hard time saying, ‘Why aren’t you studying your Promotion Fitness Examination (older version of the Professional Development Guide) and your CDCs (Career Development Course)?’ He would tell me I’m smarter than those other people. He would always be pressuring me to be studying, so now, 28 years later, I carry a PDG around with me. Ron was one of the early mentors I have that I’m still in contact with today. It was that take-advantage-of-down-time-tostudy mentality he instilled in me early on that got me to where I am now.” Morris progressed through the ranks taking Hubbard’s advice and keeping his nose to the grindstone. Looking back on his time, he said he remembers when he was a technical sergeant in a managerial role yet still making a direct impact on his Airmen’s lives. “My favorite rank was as a technical sergeant, because I was right there on the ground with Airmen
Airmen, family and friends congratulate Chief Master Sgt. James A. Morris, 86th Airlift Wing command chief, at the end of his retirement ceremony May 23 on Ramstein. Morris retired after 28 years of service.
and getting the job done every day,” Morris said. “I was able to directly influence people’s lives and have a daily interaction with not only the Airmen but also the job.” Tech. Sgt. William Nelson, 86th Vehicle Readiness Squadron NCO in charge of general purpose light vehicles, said Morris’ ideas of using his time to influence his Airmen is something he strives to do in his own career. “I believe that technical sergeant is the highest position where you are still working directly with the Airmen regularly,” Nelson said. “Once you get to master sergeant you are more focused on management.” Nelson said that being a technical sergeant he is able to interact with his Airmen on personal matters and professional tasks. Getting Airmen to take pride in their work is another quality Morris said he tries to instill in Airmen of all ranks. “I also wanted to make the mission more important to the Airmen,” Morris said. “We have a lot of people who are chasing volunteer opportunities and are relentlessly going after things they think will make them look better than everybody else. The volunteer stuff around base is important, but it’s not why we are here. It’s not why we are getting paid. We are getting paid to be in our squadron doing our job.” Seeing Airmen take pride in the mission they are
doing is something that to this day excites Morris. Witnessing Airmen handle stressful moments with ease made his time here at Ramstein more gratifying, he said. “There’s at least one memorable moment from every assignment I’ve had, but if I had to pick one from Ramstein, it would be when I went to the Joint Mobility Processing Center when we were bringing people home from the consulate in Libya,” Morris said. “Everyone from the reception team to security forces was making sure everything went well. It was incredible watching the team evacuate and bring those people home. That was quite a moment.” With Airmen facing different stressful situations, Morris has one final piece of advice for his Airmen. “We are going through some tough times now with budgets and force management,” Morris said. “There are some very good people who are going to be asked to leave, but, no matter what, keep your head up and be proud of the job you are doing today, because it is incredible. To see all the people give their blood, sweat and tears every day for the betterment of the world is something to be proud of.” Starting his new path of less phone calls, more vacations and time with his family, Morris leaves as a command chief who spent time with his Airmen on a personal level. He said he hopes that even the small things he did, like sharing advice with Airmen at the chow hall during lunch, helped them move in the right direction.
May 30, 2014
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Reported Larcenies MAY 26
5:13 p.m.: An attempted breaking and entering and damage to private property were reported in Mackenbach. 5:28 p.m.: An attempted breaking and entering and damage to private property were reported in Rodenbach. 6:30 p.m.: An unexploded ordnance was reported in Kaiserslautern.
3:02 p.m.: A major trafﬁc accident with injuries was reported in Kaiserslautern.
7:53 a.m.: A major trafﬁc accident with injuries was reported in Mackenbach. 3:41 p.m.: A major trafﬁc accident was reported in Kaiserslautern. 5:53 p.m.: A major trafﬁc accident was reported in Kaiserslautern. 9:46 p.m.: Damage to government property was reported on Kleber Kaserne.
» Frankfurt: One brown, leather single fold wallet containing one Geneva medical ID card, one Rhine Ordnance Barracks room key, one meal card, one ration card, one U.S. Army Europe license, one California driver’s license, €90, one debit card, one EMT certiﬁcation card, one PADI diver’s license, one German bank card and one Common Access Card.
6:55 a.m.: A major trafﬁc accident was reported on Ramstein. 3:25 p.m.: A major trafﬁc accident was reported in Hütschenhausen. 4:43 p.m.: Child endangerment was reported on Vogelweh.
3:42 a.m.: A domestic assault was reported in Morlautern. 5:28 a.m.: Drunk and disorderly conduct was reported in Kaiserslautern. 10:05 p.m.: A domestic assault and damage to private property were reported in Waldgrehweiler. 11:35 p.m.: A major trafﬁc accident was reported in Waldmohr.
2:44 a.m.: Drunken driving was reported in Kaiserslautern. 3:22 p.m.: A major trafﬁc accident with injuries was reported in Steinwenden.
2:26 a.m.: A major trafﬁc accident was reported in Kaiserslautern. 3:11 p.m.: A major trafﬁc accident was reported in Nohfelden-Türkismühle. 4:42 p.m.: A major trafﬁc accident was reported on Pulaski Barracks. 4:43 p.m.: A domestic assault involving child abuse was reported on Vogelweh Family Housing. 6:15 p.m.: Larceny of private and government property was reported in Frankfurt. 9:01 p.m.: An account of damage to private property was reported in Hütschenhausen.
2:01 a.m.: Drunken driving was reported in Kaiserslautern.
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The KMC Housing Ofﬁce and the Furnishings Management Ofﬁce will be closed June 9 and 19 for German holidays. The ofﬁces will also close early at 11:30 a.m. June 11 for training.
The Ramstein Southside Postal Annex will reduce service on Mondays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This will only affect the section where patrons mail packages. The Southside Post Ofﬁce will continue normal hours of operation, and patrons can pick their mail up without any service delays. The Northside and Kapaun post ofﬁces will maintain normal hours of operations to support all mail services. For more information, contact the customer service section at 480-7857.
A community blood drive will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday and June 6, 9, 13 and 16 at the Kaiserslautern Military Community Center.
The Bann Bicycle Club will sponsor its annual bike race from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Parking is not authorized along the racing route. Motorists must obey the special trafﬁc signs.
Dinner at Deutsches Haus
The Deutsches Haus restaurant on Ramstein, run by the German Armed Forces, offers lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and dinner from
5 to 9 p.m. Visit www.deutscheshausramstein. de and ﬁnd out about the menu, reservations and special events, or visit the restaurant’s Facebook site.
The Otterberg children’s choir Singing Squirrels, Ramstein Intermediate School choir, Otterberg guitar school and other German and American musicians will sponsor a charity concert, “Children helping Children,” at 7 p.m. June 6 in Otterberg’s Stadthalle (community hall). Tickets cost €8 for adults and €2 for children, ages 6 to 12. Proceeds will be donated to a children’s home in China and a children’s hospice in Mannheim.
KMC Top 3 scholarship
KMC Top 3 offers a scholarship opportunity to recognize Airmen, NCOs (E-1 through E-6) and dependents in the KMC who exhibit commitment, leadership, integrity and excellence toward continued education. Each quarter, two winners will receive $300 toward their degree. Individuals interested will submit a two- to three-page essay on the degree they are pursuing, why they are pursuing it and how their degree will beneﬁt them in their future endeavors. Subject line should read “Scholarship_Last name.” The second quarter deadline is June 13. For details, email Master Sgt. Amanda Callahan at amanda.callahan@ us.af.mil or Master Sgt. Willie Frazier at willie. email@example.com.
U.S. forces personnel are prohibited from
entering the below establishments and conducting business with the following ﬁrms, individuals and organizations except as required by ofﬁcial business. Military members who violate this prohibition are subject to punishment under the Uniform Code of Military Justice. Marco Banf (MBT and BTM moving company), Kirchdell 16, Kaiserslautern James Brown (cleaning business), Obergasse 20, Weilerbach Axel Burghammer (car sales), Im Bachgraben 11, Landstuhl Ramona Fröhlich (day care), Hebelstrasse 12, Katzweiler Mohammad Koohi (Arya Club), Steinstrasse 56, Kaiserslautern Martin Massa (cleaning business), RudolfBreitscheid Strasse 77, Kaiserslautern Edgar Mayer (Autohaus Mayer and gas station), Kaiserstrasse 87, Bruchmühlbach Angelika Picker (AP Bausysteme/construction), Kaiserstrasse 15, Pirmasens Gisela Smith and Herbert Sator (dog sellers), Steinwendener Strasse 23a, Kottweiler Brigitte Weinand (day care), Weberstrasse 21, Kindsbach
The 86th Civil Engineer Squadron is seeking a motivated SNCO to ﬁll the unaccompanied housing superintendent position. To apply, compile the following: PT assessment (Minimum ﬁtness score of 80 percent), last three EPRs, SURF, and commander’s letter of recommendation. Forward packages to Debbie Perez at firstname.lastname@example.org and Margaret Rawls at email@example.com by June 6.
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30th MED BDE changes command Story and photo by Staff Sgt. Alexander A. Burnett 21st Theater Sustainment Command Public Affairs
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SecAF, VCSAF outline top priority in memo WASHINGTON — In a memo sent to Airmen across the service today, Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James and Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Larry Spencer challenged Airmen to take responsibility for creating cost saving initiatives within their areas of expertise. The memo re-emphasizes one of James’ top priorities since taking office in December and continues Spencer’s focus to ensure Airmen are all in all the time to “Make Every Dollar Count.” Giving teeth to this cultural initiative to stretch every dollar, James and Spencer remind Airmen to utilize the Airmen Powered by Innovation idea program and Air Force Smart Operations for the 21st Century offices to make their voices heard. There are consequences of this fiscal climate that cannot change, they said, but Airmen must do their best to improve the things they can and be good stewards of taxpayer money. “We’re committed to being a good value for the taxpayer, making every dollar that we spend count,” James said. Making every dollar count is not limited to new ideas for cutting costs, but also ensuring responsible stewardship of current funds through improved acquisition and audit procedures in this current fiscal environment. “Our Airmen are the finest in the world and care about making sure our Air Force remains the best in the world,” Spencer said. “We owe it to them to make sure their ideas are heard.” To submit to the Airmen Powered by Innovation idea program, common access card users should click here, or Airmen can contact their local Air Force Smart Operations for the 21st Century office. To read the SecAF’s memo to Airmen, visit www. af.mil/Portals/1/documents/SECAF/SecAF%20 memo%20to%20Airmen%20on%20Every%20 Dollar%20Counts.pdf. (Information courtesy of Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs)
Col. Koji D. Nishimura relinquished command of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command’s 30th Medical Brigade to Col. Scott Dingle during a change of command ceremony May 21 at the Sembach Parade Field on Sembach Kaserne. The change of command ceremony proceeded in accordance with U.S. Army tradition and heritage through the passing of the unit colors. Command Sgt. Maj. George W. Grace Jr., 30th Med. Bde. command sergeant major, passed the colors to Nishimura to symbolize his last act of allegiance to the outgoing commander. Nishimura passed the colors to Maj. Gen. John R. O’Connor, 21st TSC commanding general, to symbolize his relinquishment of command to the higher command. O’Connor then passed the colors to Dingle, symbolizing the entrustment of command to the incoming commander. The passing of colors concluded when Dingle passed the colors back to Grace, symbolizing that the organization’s colors stay with the Soldiers. Each of the leaders then received the opportunity to address the formation. “Today we pay tribute to the extraordinary leadership and the many accomplishments of Colonel Koji Nishimura,” O’Connor said. “His strategic vision and remarkable organizational skills, coupled with a genuine gift for innovative thought and action, have proven instrumental throughout his command tour.” Nishimura took command of the 30th Medical
Col. Koji D. Nishimura, outgoing commander of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command’s 30th Medical Brigade, salutes his Soldiers one last time during a change of command ceremony May 21 on Sembach Kaserne.
Command in April 2012. During his tenure, he led the medical command through a road-to-war and successful deployment to Afghanistan. He also saw the transition of the command from Heidelberg to Sembach and its re-flagging from a command to a brigade. “This change of command is, of course, a bittersweet moment for me as a commander,” Nishimura said. “Being this brigade’s commander made them my family. While I hate to leave them, I know they will go on to do amazing things.” Dingle comes to the 30th Med. Bde. from the Office of the Surgeon General and Medical Command where he was the director of operations. He discussed his feelings on taking brigade command after the ceremony. “This is very exciting. The 30th Med. Bde. and its Soldiers are an outstanding organization with a long and important history,” Dingle said. “I am honored and humbled to be their commander.”
Ramstein Community Blood Drive
June 6, 9, 13 and 16 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM At the Kaiserslautern Military Community Center
Photo by Staff Sgt. Warren W. Wright Jr.
21st TSC remembers fallen heroes during Memorial Day ceremony Maj. Gen. John R. O’Connor and Command Sgt. Maj. Rodney J. Rhoades, commanding general and senior enlisted adviser of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command, render a salute honoring Soldiers of the 21st TSC who have given their lives in the service of their nation during a Memorial Day wreath laying ceremony May 22 on Panzer Kaserne.
May 30, 2014
Ramstein Airmen strengthen partnerships at Berlin Trade Show Story and photo by 2nd Lt. Clay Lancaster 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs BERLIN — Airmen with the 37th Airlift Squadron represented U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa and the U.S. at this year’s Berlin Trade and Air Show May 20 to 25. Five Airmen from the 37th AS joined Airmen from several USAFEAFAFRICA bases to provide spectators insight into U.S. Air Force capabilities. “This is one of the larger trade and air shows we do,” said Capt. Jeff Broffman, 37th AS aircraft commander and C-130J Super Hercules pilot. “The event lets us show the capabilities of the C-130J, and as new countries receive theirs, it increases our interoperability with them and our ability to function as a unit outside of ourselves.” The biannual trade show was open to the public and provided Airmen with the opportunity to showcase the nation’s leading aerospace technologies and equipment used by the Air Force. “We bring in pilots and loadmasters, but we bring in the crew chiefs as well,” Broffman said. “That way we get all aspects of the aircraft to help (spectators) understand what our capabilities are.” By participating in this international command, from Page 1 ment facilities in Germany, Belgium and Italy. The ERMC headquarters and two military treatment facilities are located in the KMC: the ERMC headquarters on Sembach Kaserne, Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Landstuhl, and the U.S. Army Health Clinic Kaiserslautern located on Kleber Kaserne. “I am very happy to return to Germany where I have so many good memories and friends,” said Coots, who was stationed in Germany earlier in his career. “I look forward to making many new friends and developing new partner-
Capt. Jeff Broffman, C-130J Super Hercules pilot, watches as a Turkish F-16 demonstration pilot performs at the 2014 Berlin Trade and Air Show May 21 in Berlin. The biannual trade show was open to the public and provided Airmen with the opportunity to showcase the nation’s leading aerospace technologies and equipment used by the U.S. Air Force.
event, the Airmen were able to show international audiences the capabilities Airmen bring to the European and African theater. “There’s a lot of people who have an impact on getting this aircraft ready,” said Staff Sgt. Andrew Vrahiotes, 37th AS flying crew chief. “The presence
ships, which will strengthen the bonds between the U.S. and Germany, and Italy, and Belgium and other partner nations.” Medical diplomacy and training with allies is a critical part of the ERMC mission. Coots’ staff at the U.S. Army Europe Office of the Command Surgeon coordinates multinational training opportunities, enabling ERMC and USAREUR medical professionals to participate in more than 25 training events with other countries to exchange doctrine, tactics, and techniques and build long lasting partnerships. During the change of command ceremony, Coots took a
here shows spectators how we are a tactical airlift unit. If something happens, we are out here responding. “As far as my role as a flying crew chief, we are expected to make sure this plane takes off and not only gets to that mission but completes it,” Vrahiotes continued.
moment to address the members of the German military medical community present in their native tongue, speaking of the importance of maintaining the long-standing relationship between the U.S. and Germany. “Let us work together in health care through medical diplomacy and exchange of experience to improve our world,” Coots said. Speaking to the command as a whole, Coots expressed excitement for the road ahead. “I look forward to serving with you all as we change the essence of Army Medicine in Europe to match the fundamentally changing Army of the future,” Coots said.
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Photos by Senior Airman Damon Kasberg 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs ABOVE: U.S. Vice President Joe Biden speaks to a group of U.S. and Romanian service members May 20 in Bucharest, Romania. During his speech Biden touched on many topics including Ukraine, building stronger partnerships among NATO Allies and thanking Romania for its constant support. RIGHT: U.S. and Romanian service members listen as U.S. Vice President Joe Biden gives a speech. During his speech Biden emphasized the importance of working closely with all NATO Allies.
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden meets members of the 37th Airlift Squadron and 86th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron. Members of Team Ramstein visited Romania to take part in Carpathian Spring 2014, a training exercise that helps both countries maintain training proficiencies.
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden shakes hands with a Romanian service member May 20 in Bucharest, Romania. During his visit Biden met with U.S. and Romanian service members and spoke about the importance of their continued partnership.
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1177th MCT redeploys after nine months in Afghanistan Story and photo by Staff Sgt. Alexander A. Burnett 21st Theater Sustainment Command Public Affairs
emorial Day is a time for Americans to remember service members who gave their lives for their country. For the family members of one U.S. Army Reserve unit, this Memorial Day held an additional military meaning. The 21st Theater Sustainment Command’s 1177th Movement Control Team, 7th Civil Support Command returned to Kaiserslautern after a ninemonth deployment. They were welcomed at a redeployment ceremony Monday at the Kaiserslautern Community Activity Center. The 18 Soldiers, NCOs and ofﬁcers conducted personnel and cargo movement operations in several locations throughout Afghanistan, including Forward Operating Base Shank, Kandahar Airﬁeld and Bagram Airﬁeld. During their deployment, the MCT processed 13,000 military and civilian passengers, coordinated 3,200 ﬁxed and rotary wing missions, redeployed cargo from multiple forward operating bases and conducted customs inspections for redeploying units. “To the Soldiers from the 1177th Movement Control Team, on behalf of the entire 7th Civil Support Command, welcome home and job well done,” said Col. Kevin M. Sanders, deputy
Taylor Lynn Myatt points to a welcome home sign she made for her father, Sgt. Carl T. Myatt, movement control NCO assigned to the 21st Theater Sustainment Command’s 1177th Movement Control Team, 7th Civil Support Command, during a redeployment ceremony Monday at the Kaiserslautern Community Activity Center on Daenner Kaserne. The 1177th MCT returned after a ninemonth deployment to Afghanistan.
commanding ofﬁcer of the 7th CSC. After a brief speech, the Soldiers of the 1177th MCT were ﬁnally reunited with their families. “I am so glad he is home. We have waited for
such a long time,” said Victoria Rodriguez, daughter of Capt. George Rodriguez, 1177th MCT commander. “We are all just so happy that he is home safe.”
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1-30 June, jump start your beach body abs by completing the following tasks: Planks (200min), Sit-Ups (2000), Leg Raises (1000), Run (40 miles), Side Planks (200min) and attend 5 Fitness Classes at any Ramstein Fitness Center. Tracking sheets available at SSFC, NSFC and VFC, turn in sheet by 2 July to be eligible to enter the drawing for prizes.
Enjoy great LIVE music and drink specials all summer long at J.R. Rockers.
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FAMILY & YOUTH
eBINGO for Electronics- iPad Mini, iPod Touch, Beats Headphones and More!
6 June at the Vogelweh Community Center Bldg. 2059, cards go on sale at 1700, games start at 1800. $10 per card, 2 cards minimum. Reserve cards in advance for $15 per card. Call 0631-536-7626 for more information.
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Summer Jam at J.R. Rockers
First Friday at Officers’ Club
Officers’ Club Members that visit Wings Lounge on the First Friday of the month have a chance to win $1,000. Must be an Officers’ Club Member, must be present to win.
Single Airman Segway Tour
Single Airmen can explore beautiful Trier in a whole new way on 7 June. Sign up at the Ramstein Community Center. $10 deposit required to secure your spot (returned when you show up for trip). Contact Ramstein Community Center at DSN: 480-6600 or CIV: 06371-47-6600 for more information.
Summer Reading Program “Paws to Read” 14 June – 26 July at the Ramstein and Vogelweh Libraries. Weekly activities for children, teens and adults! Go to www.RamsteinFSS.com for more information.
Soul Sophistication Open Mic Night
TRAVEL & ADVENTURE
OTHER FSS NEWS!
Ramstein Tickets & Tours
Rhine River Cruise: 5 June Champagne Region of France: 7 June Amsterdam As You Like It: 8 June Prague & KV: 13 June
Ramstein Outdoor Recreation Women’s Climbing Night : 2 June Rudesheim Vineyard Hike: 7 June
Enjoy this creative open mic night venue featuring local poets, singers, songwriters, musicians and all the spaces between. 6 June at 9pm in Club E’ at the Enlisted Club.
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The KMC’s Premier Wine Festival is taking place at the Ramstein Officers’ Club on 13 & 14 June. Featuring 200 varieties of wine and champagne from around the world! Purchase your favorite wines at the event and receive 10% off assortments of 6 bottles with an Exchange Wine Bag. Tickets are on sale NOW ($39.95/person/day) and can be purchased at the Ramstein Officers’ and Enlisted Clubs or 24 Hour Express on Ramstein. Go to www.RamsteinWineFestival.com for more information.
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May 30, 2014
panky’s off-leash tour
Capt. Spanky’s D-Day tour Team Ramstein, I’ve put all trips on hold for a little while to cover the D-Day events happening right here on Ramstein. Last week I dug up the details, and you can see them again below. On Memorial Day, the C-47 Skytrain named Whiskey 7, which was part of the D-Day operations in 1944, landed here. I hope you were fortunate enough to witness this piece of history touching down, but if not, you can see it happen for yourself at www.ramstein.af.mil. I was able to see it land but haven’t had a chance to get on board yet, though I’m told I will be soon. I guess I will
throw my human a bone and take her with me. I’m scratching at the door for a chance to tour the C-47 and meet the veterans. I’m so excited my nub won’t stop wagging. I hope you all get a chance to get out to all of these events. Maybe I’ll see you there! • Last Day! Public viewing of the C-47 on Ramp 2-5 by the 37th Airlift Squadron, today from 1 to 4 p.m. • World War II veterans William Prindible and Julian Rice will visit Ramstein to share their experiences during Operation Overlord with everyone at 10 a.m. Monday in the Hercules Theater.
A Douglas C-47 Skytrain troop carrier aircraft, designated Whiskey 7, lands on Ramstein May 26.
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7th CSC Soldiers train Kosovo HAZMAT unit with basic use of equipment and some of the application of the CBRN information we gave them,” Dubose continued. “Seeing them respond to a simulated CBRN incident allowed us to PRISTINA, Kosovo — Soldiers visually gauge where they stand, when from the 773rd Civil Support Team, it comes to basic CBRN or HAZMAT 7th Civil Support Command, and one concerns.” Iowa National Guard Soldier trained According to the students during 20 members of the Kosovo Security the last response scenario, the KSF Force’s fledgling HAZMAT unit on HAZMAT Company did some things incident response procedures and well and will work to improve in other HAZMAT equipment May 12 to 21 areas. during a Defense Threat Reduction “I believe that the whole intervenAgency-led exercise. tion today went quite well,” Lajci Kosovo declared itself an indepensaid. “The members who were on my dent country on Feb. 17, 2008, nine team were busy. I had one person to years after the 1999 NATO-led bombtake photos, one to draw the map and ing campaign that defeated Serbian Staff Sgt. Wendell Reeder (right), survey team chief, 773rd Civil Support Team, 7th Civil Support one for communications. Of course it Command, writes notes as he observes members of the HAZMAT Company, Civil Protection troops who used force against ethnic Regiment, Kosovo Security Forces, during a Defense Threat Reduction Agency-led exercise May 20. wasn’t all perfect, but I was pleasantly Albanians. surprised how well we did. The more “We were giving them basic HAZMAT training,” of different types of equipment and the HAZMAT opportunities we have to train, the more we’re able said Sgt. Tameeka Dubose, survey team member, identifier equipment. We previously had experience to progress. We have gained substantial information 773rd CST, 7th CSC. “We’re really here to assist on the MultiRAE identifier,” said Cpl. Mete Lajci, from the U.S. Soldiers.” them in finding their gaps in what they can do better a decontamination team member, 1st Platoon, 1st The nearly two weeks of training concluded with and increase their knowledge of CBRN.” Squadron, CPR, KSF. a graduation ceremony May 21, attended by several As of February, more than 100 countries from The KSF’s current missions are civil protec- Kosovo and U.S. military dignitaries and the U.S. the United Nations have recognized Kosovo’s sov- tion and to assist Kosovo government authorities deputy chief of mission for the U.S. Embassy in ereignty. in response to a natural disaster or an emergency Kosovo, who gave remarks during the event. “I was being trained on HAZMAT identification, incident. “The training was very good,” said Cpl. Besnik which helps us analyze and test the samples,” said The final day of training had the KSF HAZMAT Lokaj, lab technician, laboratory team, HAZMAT Pvt. Adelina Demaku, medic, HAZMAT Company, members deal with a simulated scenario of a sus- Co., CPR, KSF. “It enabled us to bring together the Civil Protection Regiment, Kosovo Security Forces. pected chemical contamination from a truck acci- experiences from the U.S. and Kosovo.” “I was a paramedic, and it was the first time I got to dent and spill. After the closing ceremony ended, KSF use the identifier. I used to be in search and rescue “Today was a culminating practical exercise that HAZMAT members proudly held their certificates, unit, and now I understand much more than before. tested all of the training we taught them,” Dubose and their emotions were quite visible as they The practice is very important for us. It was valu- said. “We’re using the training to actually evalu- exchanged handshakes and hugs with their U.S. able for us, and it will help us in the future.” ate how much they remember from the equipment trainers, posed for cell phone pictures and said their The NATO-trained Kosovo Security Force was we taught them on and applying that and showing goodbyes. declared fully operational by NATO in July 2013. us how they would execute a response to a CBRN “I hope they will hold many more trainings like “We were trained to be more precise. We were type incident. this in the future,” Demaku said. “I just want to trained on protecting our equipment and the use “They showed us that they did learn a lot from us thank them for the training and for teaching us.” Story and photo by Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Chlosta 7th Civil Support Command Public Affairs
Fitness center improves with new court Courtesy photo
The Vogelweh Fitness Center recently renovated the basketball court to improve quality of life and safety.
May 30, 2014
Introducing Local Businesses Auto Exchange is now Military AutoSource TM
Auto Exchange and Military AutoSource TM (MAS) have united to create the allnew Military AutoSource TM. Our customers will continue to enjoy all of the same great benefits that Auto Exchange is known for: outstanding value, extraordinary customer service, and exceptional selection. Our unique program is available to active duty military, civilian, DOD employees and members of the Diplomatic community stationed outside the United States. We are the factory-authorized military distributor for U.S. specification Audi, Volkswagen and Toyota vehicles. The MAS program features: a large selection of all-new U.S. specification vehicles, Privileged Military Pricing, Europe or Stateside delivery, worldwide warranty coverage, finance assistance, trade-in assistance, and our unique “Drive New Every 2” buy-back program. On May 15th was the launch of the new 2015 Audi A3 now available. MAS is your one stop place to purchase your new Audi, Volkswagen, Toyota and Honda! Military AutoSource TM will help you to find the right vehicle to fit your needs. To learn more about our program visit our new website www.militaryautosource.com
Brauhaus am Markt/Café am Markt
At the historic Stiftsplatz in the old pedestrian area is the only local restaurant that brews its own beer. The Brauhaus and Café am Markt are great places to get a feel for Germany and all that it offers. Enjoy a wonderful day or night in the beautiful outdoor setting with tables with umbrellas and shading trees. At the Brauhaus you can enjoy a cigar and brandy after your meal. If you prefer a non-smoking restaurant, reserve your table at the Café am Markt, offering a varied menu ranging from turkey, schnitzel, rumpsteaks, delicious salads and typical German food like Leberknödel, Saumagen and Grillhaxe. The Brauhaus’ and Café am Markt’s friendly staff is happy to serve you. Starting on Wednesday, June 11 from 9-11 p.m. and every 2nd Wednesday of the month we will be having live acoustic lounge dinner music with Klyive’s Acoustic Lounge Dinner group.
Brauhaus am Markt
www.brauhausammarkt-kl.de Stiftsplatz 2-3 • 67655 Kaiserslautern • 0631-61944
Lachmann’s Trophies & Gifts
Lachmann’s Trophies & Gifts started operating their store way back in 1952. It was established by Frau Lachmann’s mother and father who sold embroidered ribbons and military items to soldiers at a snack bar in Bremerhaven. The business was so successful they began spending time on the road from 1968-1969 in various towns and cities. In 1974 they moved to Ramstein. For sixty two years Lachmann’s, now run by their daughter, has been serving the military community. They have operated on Ramstein Air base for forty years. When you purchase anything from their store on base, no VAT form is needed. They accept Mastercard, Visa, Impac GPC cards and dollars. Hours are Mon-Fri 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sat 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. & Sun noon – 5 p.m. Lachmann’s is located in Bldg 2113 (MOMS) or Gartenstr. 4 • 67686 Mackenbach • 06374-2577 • www.lachmanns.de This advertisement service is proudly brought to you by
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May 30, 2014
Scouts, family honor fallen service members Photos by Tech. Sgt. Robert Webb
Cub Scouts from Pack 243 render a salute to the grave of Gen. George S. Patton at the Luxembourg American Cemetery and Memorial May 26. More than 100 Cub Scouts and family members from around Germany gathered to pay tribute to the men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice.
A rose lies next to an unmarked grave during a memorial service at the Luxembourg American Cemetery and Memorial May 26.
Cub Scouts plant flags during a memorial service at the Luxembourg American Cemetery and Memorial May 26.
Blake Webb, son of Tech. Sgt. Robert Webb, 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs NCO in charge of broadcasting, plants a flag during a memorial service.
Lucas Webb, a Cub Scout from Pack 243 and son of Tech. Sgt. Robert Webb, 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs NCO in charge of broadcasting, plants a flag during a memorial service at the Luxembourg American Cemetery and Memorial.
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May 30, 2014
Sunday Worship Gatherings at 9 & 11 a.m. Keeping it real, relational and relevant
August-Süssdorf Strasse 8 Ramstein-Miesenbach 06371- 407 808 firstname.lastname@example.org www.frontlinecommunity.org
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 www.CCK-Town.org Industriestr. 50 66862 Kindsbach
Vendors offer a variety of items at the medieval fest in Worms.
Medieval times return to Worms Air Force and Army Chapel Schedule
POC for Miesau, Landstuhl and Daenner is the USAG R-P Chaplains Office in Bldg. 2919 on Pulaski Barracks. DSN 493-4098, civ. 0631-3406-4098 Miesau Chapel (Bldg. 3175) Seventh-Day Adventist Worship Sabbath School: 9:30 a.m. Saturdays Spanish Sabbath School: 9:30 a.m. Saturdays Worship: 11 a.m. Saturdays Small Group: 6-7 p.m. Tuesdays Landstuhl Community Chapel (Bldg. 3773) Worship: 11 a.m. Sundays Children’s Youth Church: 11 a.m. Sundays Daenner Community Chapel (Bldg. 3150) Chapel Next Worship Worship: 10 a.m. Sundays Children’s Church: 10:30 a.m. Sundays Ramstein North Chapel (DSN 480-6148, civ. 06371-47-6148) Contemporary Service: 11 a.m. Sundays Ramstein South Chapel (DSN 480-5753, civ. 06371-47-5753) Liturgical Services: 9 a.m. Sundays Liturgical Sunday School: 11 a.m. Sundays Traditional Service: 11 a.m. Sundays Vogelweh Chapel (DSN 489-6859, civ. 0631-536-6859) Gospel Service: 11 a.m. Sundays. Protestant education classes are available for all ages at Vogelweh, Ramstein, Landstuhl and Daenner. For information, call DSN 480-2499/489-6743 or civ. 06371-47-2499/0631-536-6743.
Daenner Community Chapel (Bldg. 3150) Religious Education (grades K-8): 11 a.m. Sundays Confession: 11:45 a.m. Sundays Sunday Mass: noon Landstuhl Community Chapel (Bldg. 3773) Religious Education (following Mass) Confession: 8:15-8:45 a.m. Sundays Sunday Mass 9 a.m. Ramstein North Chapel (DSN 480-6148, civ. 06371-47-6148) Daily Mass: 11:30 a.m. Monday-Friday Sunday Mass: 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Confession 4-4:45 p.m. Sundays Vogelweh Chapel (DSN 489-6859, civ. 0631-536-6859) Confession: 4-4:45 p.m. Saturday Mass: 5 p.m.
Jewish Religious Services
Ramstein South Chapel Synagogue (DSN 480-5753, civ. 06371-47-5753) Shabbat Evening Service: 7 p.m. Fridays
Ramstein South Chapel Mosque (480-5753) Jumu’ah Prayer, 1:30 p.m. For religious education and daily prayers, check the prayer schedule
Kapaun Chapel (DSN 489-6859, civ. 0631-536-6859) Divine Liturgy: 9 a.m. Sundays Confessions by appointment
Youth Group Kaiserslautern Youth of the Chapel (Religious Youth Center, Pulaski Bks., Bldg. 2869) “Plugged In” Middle School Youth Group: 2-4 p.m. Sundays Café Dinner (for students and their families): 4:15-5:15 p.m. Sundays “The Rock” High School Youth Group: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Sundays More information: www.kmcyouth.com Protestant Youth of the Chapel Ramstein North Chapel "Vision" Middle School Ministry Tuesdays 3:15-5:00pm "Salvage" High School Ministry Tuesdays 7:00-8:45pm Vogelweh Chapel Teen Bible Study Wednesdays 7:00-8:00pm Info: www.ramsteinpyoc.blogspot.com
Episcopal (St. Albans) 10:30 a.m. Sundays, Kapaun Chapel
Korean Service 1 p.m. Sundays, Ramstein South Chapel
Unitarian Universalist Service, 1:30 p.m. second and fourth Sundays (Sept.-May), Kapaun Chapel
Wiccan 7 p.m. first and third Saturdays, Kapaun Annex
Confessional Lutheran (WELS) 4 p.m. second and fourth Sundays, Ramstein South Chapel
by Petra Lessoing 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs
orms will hold its 13th medieval fest, “Spectaculum,” today through Sunday in the local city park “Wäldchen.” The event features a medieval market with vendors, craftsmen, jugglers, musicians, dancers, fire-eaters and a knights camp. More than 1,000 participants will bring back the Middle Ages. “After receiving innumerable applications for our Spectaculum, we were able to select the best and offer a great program,” said Klaus Susemichel, market master of Worms. More than 100 stands will be available where vendors sell jewelry, clothes and leather items. Crafters will present forging, carving, engraving, basket making and lace making. Visitors will get the chance to actively take part in medieval life. They can test out old instruments, demonstrate their skills in a sword fight and archery, and learn how to spin. Knights groups will present historical weapons and fascinating fighting techniques in fake battles. The Rugby Club Worms will demonstrate their playing skills at 3:30 p.m. Saturday and 12:30 p.m. Sunday. Jugglers, beggars, magicians, storytellers, musicians and dance groups will entertain the audience throughout the weekend. A fashion show will highlight the fashion of the late 15th century in Europe from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. A special children’s program will feature a children’s knights’ tournament, rides in a wooden boat, highland games, puppet theater performances and a crafting shop for crests. Fire shows are scheduled for 10:30 p.m. today and Saturday to close out these days. “Spectaculum Worms is a fest for the whole
Fire eaters perform a the fire show at 10:30 p.m. today and Saturday during the Worms Spectaculum.
family. We are looking forward to good weather and more than 20,000 visitors, just like in recent years,” Susemichel said. The event will take place from 2 p.m. until midnight today, 10 a.m. to midnight Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Entrance fee is €6 for adults and €3 for visitors in traditional costumes. Children shorter than a sword will be admitted free. For details on the program, visit www. spectaculum-worms.de. The event location “Wäldchen” is located on Friedrichsweg in 67547 Worms. Motorists are asked to park in one of the seven parking garages in Worms, or in a park and ride parking lot (address: Kastanienallee). From there, a shuttle bus is available to take visitors to the festival grounds.
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Mouthguards keep teeth safe by Senior Airman Britanni McKnight 86th Dental Squadron dental assistant The weather is getting warmer, and it is the season of outdoor sports. Twenty million children participate in various sport programs and another 80 million are involved in unsupervised recreational sports. Unfortunately, for those people playing in the game, there may not be enough time to react if they get caught in the line of fire during play. When participating in sporting events, the use of mouthguards is important in preventing injuries. Although there are many different ways injuries can
occur while playing sports, Males are traumatized facial trauma is the most twice as often as females, and common injury. The National the upper front teeth are the Federation of State and High most commonly injured tooth. School Associations estimates Interestingly, 56 percent of all more than 7 million high concussions and 75 percent of school athletes may become all mouth and teeth injuries injured from head-to-head occurred while the athletes contact, falls and elbow con- were not wearing a mouthtact. More than 5 million teeth guard. are knocked out each year, All athletes constitute a resulting in nearly $500 mil- population that is extremely lion spent annually replacing susceptible to trauma, with them. This is why colleges dental injuries being the most and high schools are begin- common type of injury. These ning to make mouthguard use types of injuries can range mandatory in some sports. from soft tissue injuries, such In an issue of the â€œJournal as cuts to the lip, joint injuof the American Dental ries and facial fractures, to Association,â€? it was report- broken or lost teeth. It is not ed that up to 39 percent of uncommon that these injuries all dental injuries are sports See mouthguard, Page 24 related.
Heritage Baptist Church Don Drake, Pastor
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Lutheran Church 8:30 am Worship & Holy Communion Childrenâ€™s Church available
Meeting in Ev.-Luth. St. Michaelis Church, Karpfenstr. 7, 67655 Kaiserslautern E-mail: email@example.com or call 0631-64327 for directions. Scott Morrison, Pastor www.KELC.eu
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