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October 4, 2013

Volume 37, number 39

Ghanaian air force visits KMC Story and photo by Senior Airman Aaron-Forrest Wainwright 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs Ghana air force military officials visited the KMC Sept. 25 through 27 to learn about the U.S. Air Force’s professional military education programs. This gave them a chance to further military relations and improve the partnership between the U.S. and Ghanaian air forces. The tour provided Ghana air force leadership with hands-on insight into U.S. Air Force capabilities and promoted a partnership between the two nations. “This visit is important because (it gives us the) chance to assist our partner nation to develop their own leadership, which would be conducive to supporting national interests,” said Lt. Col. John Van Steenburgh, U.S. Embassy office of security cooperation chief. See VISIT, Page 5

Ghana air force leaders are briefed on the operations of the Kisling NCO Academy Sept. 26 on Kapaun. Ghana’s air force leaders visited the NCO academy to learn how the U.S. Air Force develops its enlisted force.

Opening a new chapter: U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz Story and photo by Rick Scavetta U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz

Vehicles should not be sold at the Lemon Lot without obtaining a permit from Outdoor Recreation. Unauthorized vehicles will be ticketed and towed after 72 hours.


Tip of the Week


Col. Bryan DeCoster, U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz commander, speaks of the unit’s increased role in supporting dozens of Army posts from Pirmasens and Miesau to Baumholder and Germersheim.

The Army closed a chapter in its history Sept. 26 at Kleber Kaserne, furling colors of two Army garrisons and opening one anew — U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz. The ceremony marked an end to the U.S. Army’s garrisons in Heidelberg and Mannheim, with the casing of U.S. Army Garrison Baden-Württemberg’s colors. Meanwhile, U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern was redesignated as U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz. “This is a great opportunity to right size the U.S. Army garrison presence here from battalion level to brigade level and to make the naming convention more inclusive of

Predicting the unpredictable, Page 15

Introducing the KMC’s newest residents, Page 30

the full breadth of the communities we support,” said Col. Bryan DeCoster, U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz commander. “Other than seeing the names change — many people have seen new signs going up — this should be a seamless process for our Soldiers, civilians and family members.” The garrison’s footprint will include 27 posts spread across the region, from Pirmasens and Miesau to Baumholder and Germersheim. The combined U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force presence in RheinlandPfalz remains the largest American military community overseas. At the event, the U.S Army Europe Band played ceremonial music as See HISTORY, Page 8


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Commander’s view: everything counts


by Col. Ashley Salter 86th Operations Group commander


ave you ever have one of “those” mornings? I walked into my kitchen looking for one thing: a place to set my hot cup of coffee. I found lots of things: my son’s homework, a magazine, toys on the table, a book I’ve been meaning to read. So, I did what many of us do; I pushed it all aside to make a spot for my cup. Hey, I’m not perfect. What happened next reminded me of a Rube Goldberg cartoon. You know, the ones where the knife cuts the string releasing the balloon that strikes the match and so on. The magazine pushed the toy that moved the book that nudged a box of crayons (which I had not seen) into my wife’s coffee cup, which was perched on the last quarter inch of table. So, there I was, sweeping up glass instead of drinking coffee. And I had only myself to blame. Ever notice how one little thing sets so many other things into motion? Maybe a few more minutes of planning or risk analysis would have served me well that day. The same can actually be said for every day. A German saying dating back to the 13th century says, “Die Weisen sagen uns, ein Nagel behält ein Eisen, ein Eisen ein Ross, ein Ross

ein Mann, ein Mann ein Burg, der stritten kann.” Translated: “The wise tell us that a nail keeps a shoe, a shoe (keeps) a horse, a horse (keeps) a knight (or man), a knight, who can fight, (keeps) a castle.” Or, as Benjamin Franklin put it: For want of a nail the shoe was lost; For want of a shoe the horse was lost; For want of a horse the battle was lost; For the failure of battle the kingdom was lost — All for the want of a horse-shoe nail. Little things matter. Small things are often connected to much bigger things. In the aviation world, crews use the analogy of the error chain — a sequence of critical events that lead up to a bigger accident. If the chain is broken, the error is stopped and the outcome changes. Ever heard the saying, “If you walk by a mistake, it becomes the new standard”? If we let mistakes pass, they compound and amplify. Lack of attention to detail with small things can have unintended and sometimes catastrophic consequences, whether on the firing range, on the flightline or at the kitchen table. Likewise, a small positive gesture can ripple through an organization with surprising speed. If you take the time to encourage another Airman with something as simple as a smile or a word of kindness, they will be certain to pay it forward. If you set the example, demonstrate the stan-

dard and stand up for what is right, others will too. Have you ever forced yourself to smile? Did it eventually improve your mood? In a book published in 2005, the author described the effect facial expressions have on changing one’s mood. In experiments, people were tricked into smiling by holding a pen between their teeth while reading a humorous article. Others were set up to frown by holding the pen between only their lips. The smile group got the joke much more often. The implication is, to some degree, you can choose your mood by establishing your attitude ahead of time. I believe performance works the same way. Small things matter, and you can choose to make things better. I think there is a performance-pride-satisfaction triangle. It’s sort of like my first chief told me, “If you look sharp, you feel sharp. When you feel sharp, you act sharp. And when you act sharp, you are sharp.” When I perform well, I am proud of my work. When I’m proud of my work, my job satisfaction is greater and leads to higher performance. Since I noticed that, I’ve made a conscious effort to feed that cycle — find satisfaction in my successes, learn from my mistakes and take pride in getting the little things right. See VIEW, next page

Training for the mission: Failure is not an option by Staff Sgt. Kris Levasseur 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs It’s 2 a.m., and you’ve been called in to work. As you arrive, you notice flashing lights and yellow tape blocking the entrance. Wiping the crust from the corner of your eyes, a young agent begins filling you in on the situation. Though he tells you what you are there for, nothing prepares you for what happens next. You enter the building filled with an indescribable sickening smell — there is a dead body in the room. Situations like this are not common, but any public affairs Airman will likely find himself or herself

facing a similar occurrence. The first time I was in that situation was an eye-opening experience. I was not prepared to deal with what I was seeing through the lens of my camera. Thinking back, I now realize that with more thorough training, I could have handled the situation better. The majority of what PA Airmen do on a day-to-day basis is on display for the world to see. In a nutshell, we write stories, take photos and shoot videos to tell the Air Force story. Our job is to highlight our most valuable resource — Airmen. Most people don’t get to see one core element of what PA Airmen do: alert photography and

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Lights out:

KMC energy bill shocking by Senior Airman Jonathan Stefanko 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs


ith winter on the way, the use of heaters are sure to rise along with the bill, but few can compare to Ramstein’s energy bill of nearly $3 million each month. This amount could be lowered with just a flick of a switch, moderation of temperatures, ensuring computer screens are turned off or purchasing energy efficient equipment. “It takes teamwork to lower the almost $94,000 worth of energy used in a single day,” said Amanda Mehrtens, 86th Civil Engineer Squadron energy manager. “The money saved doing simple things like ensuring office equipment is turned off when not in use could be put toward Airmen morale programs or Air Force operations.” Along with spreading energy awareness, the 86th CES asset optimization flight is in charge of producing cost effective projects. Though these projects help with energy conservation, only a few are implemented due to cost restraints. “This year we have five energy projects underway for design, and for next year we have several others planned, but funding for these designs are highly competitive and with sequestration, we’ve seen almost no funds for this year,” Mehrtens said. “That makes it all the more important for people to take it upon themselves to help the Air Force. Instead of spending money to install Courtesy photo light switch sensors, just turn lights off manually or, when no one is home on base, be conservative with the heater.” Here are some ways to conserve energy: • Maintain space temperature standards. • Turn off interior lights at the end of the work day or when they are not needed. • Report any exterior lighting left on during daylight hours either to the building Facility Manager or to Facility Maintenance Customer Service at 480-2335. • Replace incandescent light bulbs with compact fluorescent bulbs. • Turn off computer monitors, printers, scanners and other office equipment at the end of the work day. Computers connected to the network must remain on for security updates. • Use of personal appliances, such as coffee makers, refrigerators and microwaves, should be minimized to the fullest extent possible and consolidated to break rooms only. • Purchase only energy efficient products (appliances, equipment, etc.). For more information on energy efficient products, visit (www.energystar.gov). Each of us has an important part to play in conserving energy. “Every little bit can make a huge difference,” Mehrtens said. “Even if a small fraction of the 57,000 KMC residents conserved, the savings would be substantial.”

Photo by Senior Airman Hailey Haux

Commander commemorates loss Brig. Gen. Patrick X. Mordente, 86th Airlift Wing commander, drops the puck during the first hockey game of the Cuddeback Cup hockey tournament Sept. 27 in Zweibrücken, Germany. The tournament honored Airman 1st Class Zachary Cuddeback, a fallen Airman from the 86th Vehicle Readiness Squadron and former KMC Eagles hockey team member.

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I encourage you to make a decision now to improve your performance (and your satisfaction) and that of your unit — treat your peers and those you lead like all-stars, and they’ll rise to become

all-stars. Treat them like you’d like to be treated. Be the boss you wish you had. Practice getting the small things right. Make it a habit, and it will spread. We are the best Air Force in the world, and no one else can do what we do. We

didn’t get here overnight or all at once. Lots of little things came together, sometimes in unexpected ways, to make it happen. Make a decision to keep us there — take the time to get the small things right, because everything counts.

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Reported Larcenies SEPT. 24 » Unknown: $1,039.50. SEPT. 27 » Zweibrücken: One laptop, one storage USB pen,

SEPT. 25

7:09 a.m.: A major traffic accident with injuries was reported in Spesbach. 8:40 a.m.: A patrol response and suicidal ideation was reported on Ramstein. 12:40 p.m.: Fraud was reported at an unknown location. 3:45 p.m.: Vandalism was reported in Otterberg. 6:08 p.m.: A major traffic accident was reported in Kaiserslautern.

SEPT. 26

8:13 a.m.: A major traffic accident was reported on Ramstein. 3:02 p.m.: Suicidal gestures and failure to obey a lawful order or regulation were reported in Kaiserslautern. 7:30 p.m.: A major traffic accident was reported in Kaiserslautern. 9:48 p.m.: A domestic assault was reported in Bann.

SEPT. 27

2:02 p.m.: A medical emergency

and a false official statement were reported on Kapaun Air Station. 2:23 p.m.: A simple assault was reported on Ramstein. 3:57 p.m.: Larceny of private property was reported in Zweibrücken. 4:13 p.m.: A major traffic accident was reported in Kaiserslautern. 5:30 p.m.: Identity theft was reported in Landstuhl.

SEPT. 28

4:01 a.m.: Drunken driving was reported in Kaiserslautern. 5:01 a.m.: An assault was reported in Landstuhl. 10:30 a.m.: A major traffic accident was reported in Weilerbach 12:01 p.m.: Fleeing the scene of a minor traffic accident was reported on Ramstein. 2:15 p.m.: An aggravated assault was reported on Vogelweh Family Housing. 2:42 p.m.: An unattended death was reported in Niedermohr. 10:08 p.m.: A major traffic acci-

Government shutdown details

For a full list of services affected by the government shutdown, go to Ramstein’s official Facebook page, www.facebook.com/ RamsteinOfficial. More information can also be found on the U.S. Army Garrison RheinlandPfalz Facebook page, www.facebook.com/ army.rp.

SEPT. 29

SEPT. 30 » Zweibrücken: One 14-karat white gold wedding

ring and one 10-karat military ring.

2:08 a.m.: An aggravated assault was reported in Landstuhl. 4:02 a.m.: A simple assault was reported in Kaiserslautern. 5:41 a.m.: Vandalism was reported on Landstuhl Post. 11:52 a.m.: A simple assault was reported in Mackenbach. 6:54 p.m.: A major traffic accident with injuries was reported in Sembach. 6:55 p.m.: Suicidal ideations, possession of a controlled substance and drunken driving were reported in Bruchmühlbach-Miesau. 8:08 p.m.: Drunken driving was reported near Ansbach. 9:28 p.m.: A major traffic accident with injuries was reported in Nürburg.

SEPT. 30

12:51 a.m.: A simple assault was

class), junior enlisted (private through specialist) and civilians (GS 12 and below). For details, contact the USAREUR G1 program coordinator at 0611-705-9147 or 337-9147, or john.g.spillman.civ@mail.mil.

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reported on Ramstein. 11:39 a.m.: A minor traffic accident and operation of a U.S. Army Europeplated vehicle without a valid license was reported in Kaiserslautern. 12:40 p.m.: Identity theft was reported from Glenn Allen, Va. 13:09 p.m.: A major traffic accident was reported in Mackenbach. 4:07 p.m.: A major traffic accident with injuries was reported in Mackenbach. 7:57 p.m.: Larceny of private property was reported in Rodenbach and on Vogelweh Family Housing.


Sept. 28 — 21 volunteers, 21 lives potentially saved. Sept. 29 — 2 volunteers, 29 lives potentially saved.

on being vaccinated no later than Oct. 16. The suspense for Ramstein’s general activeduty population is Dec. 1. The 86th MDG received its full complement of inhaled influenza vaccine and is vaccinating. However, those individuals who have contraindications to the inhaled vaccine will need to wait until the injectable version is available (around midOctober). Questions related to the Ramstein Flu Program can be directed to Maj. Juan Ramirez at 479-2246.

The KMC Housing offices will close at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday for training. The offices will also be closed Oct. 14 in observance of a holiday.

Improve the quality of life in the KMC by donating to the 2013 Combined Federal Campaign until Nov. 15. Donations made to KMC installations are used to fund local programs. To donate or for more information, visit www.cfcoverseas.org or contact your unit representative.

Retiree Appreciation Day

Giant Voice Hotline

In an effort to increase mass notification of emergency situations, the Ramstein Command Post created a Giant Voice Hotline for members of Team Ramstein to call for information on the most recent emergency notifications. The number is 478-9276 or 06371405-9276.

The Kleber Health Clinic has three flu vaccine events scheduled for KMC service members and civilian beneficiaries ages 3 and older. The events are: • Nov. 6, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Java Cafe on Kleber Kaserne • Nov. 13, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Java Cafe on Rhine Ordnance Barracks. • Nov. 20, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Java Cafe on Sembach Kaserne.

USAREUR award nominations

First responder vaccines

Stamp Collecting Month


Take Note

dent and drunken driving were reported in Kaiserslautern.

one thumb drive, one digital video camcorder, one day planner, one iPhone cable and one auxiliary music cord.

All Department of Defense retired service members, spouses and their survivors are invited to participate in the Retiree Appreciation Day hosted by the 86th Airlift Wing and U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz commanders from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Ramstein Officers’ Club. U.S. Army Europe commanders have until Nov. 15 to nominate top performing human resources personnel for the USAREUR G1 Frederick E. Vollrath Human Resources Award for Excellence Program. The five award categories are: junior officers (second lieutenant through captain), junior warrant officers (warrant officer through chief warrant officer three), NCOs (corporal through sergeant first

The 86th Medical Group would like to remind members of the 86th Security Forces Squadron, 569th U.S. Forces Police Squadron, 86th Civil Engineer Squadron (fire department and emergency management) and the 435th Security Forces Squadron first responders that they are required to get vaccinated during the initial days of every annual influenza vaccination campaign. First responders should plan

Flu vaccine

To celebrate the time honored hobby of stamp collecting, Ramstein’s Northside Post Office will be giving away stamps, framed art, framed stamps, stationary kits and other miscellaneous gifts. The post office will hold raffles for members to win items to commemorate the month. For more information, call the post office at 480-7857 or 0637147-7857.

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New flu vaccine offers triple protection FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Each year, flu season affects millions of men, women and children. Flu season usually begins in October, so now is a great time to protect yourself and your family from the flu by getting vaccinated. The flu shot is easy to get and inexpensive — often free — for TRICARE beneficiaries, and this year, the flu vaccine offers even more protection. Until now, seasonal flu vaccines have only protected against three strains of flu — two strains of influenza A, which usually causes more

cases and more severe illness, and one of influenza B, which is less common but also circulates in multiple forms. The new vaccines include protection against a second strain of influenza B, which experts expect will prevent the vast majority of type B infections. The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat and lungs. People suffering from the flu often have a fever, cough, sore throat, stuffy nose, body aches, headaches and fatigue. According to the

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the flu virus spreads from person to person and can be more serious for young children, older adults, pregnant women and people with medical conditions. It can cause mild to severe illness and at times can lead to death. TRICARE covers both the flu shot and flu mist. Beneficiaries may be able get their flu vaccine at no cost from a military treatment facility, hospital or from a pharmacist at one of the 45,000 network pharmacies

that administer vaccines to TRICARE beneficiaries. Find a participating pharmacy at www.express-scripts.com/ tricare/pharmacy or by calling Express Scripts at 1-877-3631303. The CDC offers additional steps people can take on their own to prevent the spread of germs that can lead to the flu: • Avoid close contact with people who are sick. • Stay at home when sick. • Cover mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing. • Wash hands often with soap and water.

• Avoid touching eyes, nose or mouth. • Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage stress, drink plenty of fluids and eat nutritious food. The single best way to prevent seasonal flu is to get vaccinated each year. To learn more about flu basics, treatment and prevention, visit www.cdc.gov/flu. Get more information on TRICARE coverage and where to get shots at www.tricare.mil/ flu. (Courtesy of TRICARE Public Affairs)

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The visit gave Kisling instructors the opportunity to present training courses and professional development programs like the Noncommissioned Officer Academy and Airman Leadership School. “The importance of our visit is to look at your (military education) and replicate that in order to empower our (enlisted force to) take up leadership positions,” said Group Capt. Mike Appiah-Agyekum, director of administration for Ghana’s air force. “The world is changing; we need to move with the world. If you don’t have quality training, you will be left behind.” The goal for Ghana air force leaders is to build an NCO academy, much like the ones operating within the U.S. Air Force. With help from the U.S. military, Ghana plans to develop its own professional military education program to take care of their own leadership, Van Steenburgh said. “It’s been a great opportunity to (bring the Ghana air force leaders) to Ramstein and Kapaun,” Van Steenburgh said. “Continuing these mil-to-mil programs and the support from all the services has been fantastic.”

Ghana air force leaders visit a class at the Kapaun Airman Leadership School Sept. 26. The visit gave the senior enlisted adviser for the Ghana air force a chance to further military relations and improve military education operations in order to build an enlisted academy for their Airmen.

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ABOVE: Airman 1st Class Terrelle Green, 86th Logistics Readiness Squadron traffic management technician, packages equipment for outbound shipping Sept. 25 on Ramstein. Green is a member of the Deployment and Distribution Flight, which shipped more than 130,000 packages in the last calendar year. RIGHT: Airman 1st Class Ray Crumpler, 86th Logistics Readiness Squadron material management technician, collects chemical protection gear for Airmen Sept. 30 on Ramstein so they can prepare for chemical attack training. The material management flight issues chemical protection gear to Airmen for biohazard defense readiness.

LRS: Developing force multipliers Photos by Airman 1st Class Holly Mansfield 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs The 86th Logistics Readiness Squadron houses the Fuels, Deployment and Distribution and Material Maintenance flights. The 392 Airmen and 113 U.S. and local civilians of the 86th LRS provide the 86th Airlift Wing with the best logistics support to meet the U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa mission. Housing the Air Force’s largest travel management office, the Air Force’s fourth largest defense fuel support point and USAFE-AFAFRICA’s largest equipment account, the 86th LRS provides fuel, deployment necessities and equipment for all inbound and outbound aircraft and military members. The LRS Airmen ensure the flightline has 24-hour support. LRS works day and night to be force multipliers. RIGHT: Staff Sgt. Miles Jennings, 86th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels hydrant operations supervisor, checks pressure gauges to ensure fuel is processing correctly in the under-ground fuel system Sept. 25 on Ramstein. The fuels flight provides support for all aircraft at Ramstein, making it the largest in the European Command and the fourth largest in the Air Force.

ABOVE: Airman 1st Class Ray Crumpler, 86th Logistics Readiness Squadron material management technician, puts away chemical protection gear that Airmen use so they can prepare for chemical attack training. LEFT: Airman 1st Class Matthew Adams, 86th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels distribution technician, pumps fuel in a New York Reserve C5M Super Galaxy in preparation for its outbound flight.

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Take time in October for fire prevention by Master Sgt. Paul A. Luevano 86th Civil Engineer Squadron The KMC fire and emergency services will be out and about Sunday through Oct. 12 to focus on the 2013 Fire Prevention Week theme to prevent kitchen fires. October’s Fire Prevention Week grew out of the tragic Great Chicago Fire of 1871 where 250 people lost their lives. The origin of the fire is still a mystery, but the legend is on the evening of Oct. 8, 1871, Mrs. O’Leary’s cow knocked over a lantern while being milked. That overturned lantern started a fire that quickly spread through town. The fire raged for two days, destroying 17,000 structures, 2,000 acres, left 100,000 people homeless and killed 250 people. The city rebuilt, moved forward and, as a remembrance of the incident, residents held an observance to commemorate the incident. On the 40th anniversary of the Great Chicago Fire, the Fire Marshals Association of North America decided the anniversary of the Great Chicago Fire should be observed not with festivities, but in a way that would keep the public informed about the importance of fire prevention. The commemoration continued to grow over the years, and in 1920, President Woodrow Wilson issued the first National Fire Prevention Day proclamation to be observed on Oct. 9. In 1925 President Calvin Coolidge signed a proclamation to observe the week, Sunday through Saturday, in which Oct. 9 falls. In Coolidge’s proclamation speech he stated, “This waste results from conditions that justify a sense of shame and horror; for the greater part of it

Fire Prevention Week list of activities » SUNDAY: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., in front of the Kaiserslautern Military Community Center in a smoke trailer. Sparky will be on hand, and there will be a table setup inside handing out promotional items. » MONDAY: 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at Ramstein Elementary School. There will be group auditorium briefings with Sparky. » TUESDAY: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Shoppette on Ramstein. We will be handing out flyers and promotional items. » WEDNESDAY: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Landstuhl Elementary/ Middle School. There will be a fire truck, Sparky and promotional items. » THURSDAY: 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Vogelweh Elementary School. Classes will be visiting Fire Station No. 6. There will be a tour with Sparky and fire department handouts. » OCT. 11: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Ramstein Enlisted Club. There will be a table with promotional items and Sparky.

could and ought to be prevented … it is highly desirable that every effort be made to reform the conditions that have made possible so vast a destruction of the national wealth.” Since 1927, the National Fire Prevention Association has developed different themes each year for Fire Prevention Week, on which we focus education efforts. The themes are based on the previous year’s fire trends, and so by analyzing national fire trends we establish ideas and plans to allow us to reduce the chances of a fire. The NFPA theme for 2013 is “Prevent Kitchen Fires.” According to NFPA, in 2011, U.S. fire departments responded to 370,000 home structure fires. This accounted for 92 percent of all civilian structure fire deaths, and cooking was the leading cause of home fires and home fire injuries. The kitchen is also the leading area of ori-

gin for home structure fires and civilian home fire injuries. So this year, with our focus on this very issue, it is our job to stop accidents through education and public awareness. Here are some considerations to keep in mind for kitchen fire safety while cooking: • Always keep a pot holder, oven mitt and lid handy. If a pan of food catches fire, smother the flames by sliding a lid over the fire. Turn off the burner, and prevent flare-ups by leaving the pan covered until it is completely cool. If you encounter an oven fire, turn off the heat and keep the oven closed. It is also recommended you always have an ABC fire extinguisher handy. • Ensure your full attention is given when cooking; most cooking fires start due to items being left unattended.

• Keep the area around the stove clear of debris (dish towels, oven mitts, paper towels). Keep anything that can catch fire away from your stovetop. • Turn pot handles back to avoid bumps and spills. • Wipe up spills, and clean your oven. Built-up grease can catch fire. • When using electrical items for cooking, ensure no cracked or frayed cords. • Dress for the occasion; avoid wearing loose-fitting clothing when cooking. • Declare a three-foot “kid-free zone” around your stove while cooking. For more information, contact the KMC Fire Prevention Office at 4805940 or 06371-47-5940. If you live on an Army installation, contact Army Fire Prevention at 493-4500. In case of an emergency, dial 1-1-2.

Putting the heat on kitchen fires by Dijon Rolle U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz


ow many times have you started dinner and ran upstairs to do a load of laundry or darted out of the kitchen to take a phone call — all while leaving your pots and pans to cook on a hot stove unattended? Klaus Kueppers, fire protection inspector and acting assistant chief for the garrison’s Fire Prevention program, said these simple scenarios are all too common in many kitchens. That’s why he and other military and civilian fire officials are working to put the heat on kitchen fires during this year’s National Fire Prevention Week Sunday to Oct. 12. Kueppers said it is important to reach as many

people as possible to make them aware of certain risks. “Kitchen fires are still the No. 1 cause of fires across the U.S. Army. We want to get the attention of everyone so that we can reduce those numbers,” Kueppers said. “Fortunately, we don’t have a high number of fires here, and we would like to keep it that way. Most of the calls we handle here are medical emergencies.” Kueppers and members of the Directorate of Emergency Services plan to host a series of Fire Prevention Week activities on Army installations across the KMC. Community members can learn more about different types of fires, how to prevent them and ways to keep their quarters and workspaces safe. • Monday: Flyer handout at Landstuhl main gate and Landstuhl Child Development Center.

• Tuesday: Open house at Sembach Fire Station at 11:45 a.m., and flyer handout at Pirmasens main gate. • Wednesday: Open house at Miesau Fire Station at 2 p.m., and flyer handout at Rhine Ordnance Barracks and Pulaski Barracks gates. • Thursday: Kleber CDC Sembach Schools visit. • Oct. 11: Flyer handout at Kaiserslautern-East installations. The annual event was established to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 that killed more than 250 people and left another 100,000 homeless. For more information about the National Fire Prevention Week, visit www.nfpa.org. KMC members can also call 493-4500 or 0631-3406-4500, or visit Bldg. 164, Room 129 on Rhein Ordnance Barracks.

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Money matters: rethinking the way we spend by Master Sgt. Amanda Callahan 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs In today’s fiscal climate, the decisions made by those who plan and make purchases have a profound effect on the mission. While it may be tempting for resource advisors, government purchase card approving officials and card holders to continue budgeting as they have in past years, managers need to look beyond the status quo to actions benefiting the wing and the Air Force. “Government spending is under close scrutiny to ensure the application of fiscal resources is making the most efficient and effective impact on mission accomplishment,” said Brig. Gen. Patrick X. Mordente, 86th Airlift Wing commander. “We owe it to our country, and more importantly, to the American people, to be exemplary stewards of taxpayer money. Every dollar must be thoroughly analyzed to ensure we’re making good choices to sustain our mission.” As it turns out, to make good choices, those who control spending can change how they think. In turn, to change the thinking, the culture of the Air Force is changing. The days of oak desks and new office chairs are limited to actual need, as opposed to what one may think will suit the décor best. “In the past, you’ve had two mindsets,” said Lt. Col. Erik Dunn, 86th Comptroller Squadron commander. “The ‘need-to-haves’ and the ‘nice-tohaves’; we have to change that way of thinking. We’re furloughing civilians,

we’re grounding aircraft and curbing mission critical training. Every dollar counts.” To bring the issue into perspective, one has to determine the actual requirements — what it truly takes to sustain the mission versus what would simply make things comfortable. While it seems simple, for years the mentality within budget circles has been, “spend it this year or lose it next year.” To combat the issue of improperly using funds, the perception had to change. “We’ve come a long way in that regard,” said Dunn. “I can speak to the progress made in the 86th Airlift Wing and the 435th Air Ground Operations Wing toward eliminating the apprehension to give up funds. I’ve seen phenomenal camaraderie between squadron and group commanders to focus on meeting mission requirements. I’ve indicated to the commanders (the 86th CPTS) will look at next year’s requirements with the same eye as we did in the past. Those units who don’t spend all of their allotted funds will not be penalized for keeping the mission a priority.” While commanders worked to conquer the mindset, there may still be resource managers at the unit level who have a difficult time adjusting the way they do business. After years of protecting the next year’s money by spending all of this year’s dollars, it may take a bit more to convince them the next fiscal year won’t suffer based on the spending done this year. “Under sequestration, we’ve felt

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Soldiers from the garrison’s headquarters detachment joined U.S. Army Garrison Baumholder Soldiers in formation. Senior leaders from the KMC attended, as did several local German dignitaries. Lt. Col. George Brown, the garrison’s emergency services director, and Command Sgt. Maj. Scott Creighton, USAG Baumholder’s senior enlisted leader, cased USAG Kaiserslautern’s colors. DeCoster and Command Sgt. Maj. Kenneth Kraus cased USAG Baden-Württemberg’s colors and raised a new flag for USAG RheinlandPfalz. In June, Lt. Col. Lars Zetterstrom relinquished command of the Kaiserslautern garrison to DeCoster, who moved his headquarters from Heidelberg to Kaiserslautern. DeCoster’s position is unique, as the last commander of USAG Baden-Württemberg in Heidelberg and the first commander of USAG Rheinland-Pfalz in Kaiserslautern. “It is important that we never forget the past while moving toward the future,” DeCoster said. Kaiserslautern has a long tradition as a garrison

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a definite mission impact and an impact on our work force, especially our civilian work force,” said Dunn. “With talks of continued downsizing in future years, it’s vital we create the right perception. If we use our funds on things we don’t truly need for the mission, we’ve caused our own problems; we can’t blame sequestration for our bad decisions.” To help combat some of the issues of over- or inappropriate spending, planners should be aware of how much of something they already have. Having too much of an item isn’t a fail-safe for mission effectiveness; it can reduce the effectiveness of the budgeting for the wing as a whole. “For one, if you make a GPC purchase and need to return it, it’s more complicated than returning personal items,” Dunn said. “The money used to purchase excess supplies could go toward true mission requirements.” For example, if a work center purchased 100 toner cartridges in expec-

town. Before World War I, German troops were posted in the city’s kasernes. Later, French troops occupied the area. Prior to World War II, German troops were again garrisoned in the city. Afterward, U.S. and French troops remained. The area has been a major U.S. military hub for both the Army and Air Force since the 1950s. The 415th Base Support Battalion — the forerunner to the current garrison — stood up in 1992. In 2005, it became USAG Kaiserslautern, with posts also in Miesau, Pirmasens and Landstuhl. The garrison supports dozens of tenant units, including the 21st Theater Sustainment Command, the 7th Civil Support Command, Landstuhl Regional Medical Center and the 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, among others. Several other Defense Department agencies call the garrison home. The garrison acquired Sembach Kaserne in 2010, Grünstadt Depot in 2011 and Germersheim Army Depot in 2012. The garrison continues to grow. Ongoing U.S. Army projects include new schools and barracks construction in Kaiserslautern, family housing renovation in Baumholder and the construction and renovation of a distribution warehouse in Germersheim.

tation of needing them throughout the following fiscal year, but the printer is replaced with one using different toner, the initial purchase now equates to wasted funds that could’ve been used to purchase mission-essential equipment in a maintenance or operational shop. Additionally, federal law mandates work centers only maintain a certain level of stock based on the mission of their work center. The Bono Fide Need rule defines how much of an item an organization can keep to sustain its mission. For example, Dunn explained, civil engineers must keep a stock of salt for deicing, because snowfall is unpredictable. They have to have enough salt on hand to perform road clearing operations. However, this doesn’t allow for them to stock enough salt to sustain the mission through the next fiscal year. “Use the resources on base,” said Dunn. “The best example of Airman initiatives I’ve seen was the supplies list where units publicly state what they had and no longer needed in order for other units to use as opposed to making additional, unneeded purchases.” The supply-sharing initiative saved the wing nearly $50,000 in supply funds, leading Dunn to make the observation, “It’s been a great fiscal year. We’ve seen a lot of great ideas and a huge effort to cut spending and focus on true mission requirements. I believe we truly exemplify the way ahead for smart budgeting and mission-focused spending.”

Army installations in Germany today reflect a focus on the future, said Kathleen Marin, Installation Management Command-Europe region director. “We are taking constellations of obsolete and inefficient facilities and consolidating them into sustainable hubs of activity,” Marin said. Sembach Kaserne, now the headquarters of IMCOM-E, European Regional Medical Command, 30th Medical Brigade, U.S. Army NATO Brigade and the 18th Military Police Brigade, serves as an example of that change, she said. Once a U.S. air base with a Cold War mission, the revitalized post now supports Army garrisons across Europe. Marin also spoke of the long-standing relationship between Americans and Germans of RheinlandPfalz, many of whom settled in Pennsylvania, New York, Wisconsin and North Carolina, she said. Most well known are the Amish, whose dialect of German originates in Rheinland-Pfalz. “Our shared history shows that our bond extends not for decades, but for centuries,” Marin said. “That is why I am honored to mark another milestone in our shared heritage by designating our presence here — U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz.”

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Fiscal year 2013 budget comes to an end by Senior Airman Whitney Stork 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs The Airmen of the 86th Comptroller Squadron concluded the end-of-year close out of the fiscal year Monday by obligating 100 percent of the budget assigned to their account. Twenty-six Airmen managed the final annual budget of $309 million for the 86th Airlift Wing and $26.2 million for 435th Air Ground Operations Wing. “Operations and maintenance funds have to be spent by Sept. 30 at midnight. It affects everyone within the wing,” said Capt. Lyka Olsen, 86th CPTS financial analysis flight commander. All squadrons have to have their budgets executed by Sept. 30 every fiscal year, or the money will not be available. “If you don’t use it, you’ll lose it,” said Lt. Col. Erik Dunn, 86th CPTS commander. “We need to make sure to keep the spending in line with the

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sequestration guidance. If it can’t be, they need to let us know so we can use it in other areas. “The units need to watch what they are spending their money on,” Dunn continued. “In the past, the Air Force has grounded aircraft and had civilians on furlough; no one should be buying nice-to-have furniture or anything that isn’t critical to the mission.”

During the close out, the Airmen of the comptroller squadron worked an average of 12 hours a day and some Saturdays throughout September to make sure the work was completed on time. “We have to wait to be released by (U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa Financial Management). We were released at midnight on (Sept.) 20 and weren’t out until 4:45 a.m. on (Oct.) 1,” Olsen said. While the Airmen worked long hours, a variety of units and individuals provided support during a time when they needed it. “People have always brought us food during this time, and we all work together as a team,” Olsen said. “Without their support, we wouldn’t be able to do it. It motivates us and helps us to keep going.” This is what finance lives for, Dunn said. The Airmen are in the spotlight and finally get to show their impact and contribution to the mission, and that gets people excited.

Affordable Care Act will impact federal civilian employees JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO, RANDOLPH, Texas — Starting in January, all individuals must maintain minimum health care coverage for themselves and all dependents claimed on their federal tax return, or must qualify for an exemption. Those who do not will be charged a penalty beginning with their 2014 federal tax return. Under, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Public Law 111148 and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, Public

Law 111-152, the federal government, state governments, insurers, employers, and individuals are responsible for reforming and improving health insurance coverage availability, quality and affordability. Airmen covered under the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (including temporary continuation of coverage), Medicare, TRICARE and Children’s Health Insurance Program meet the federal requirement, said Kathryn Iapichino, Air Force Personnel Center.

“Some civilian employees may not be covered because, when they were hired, they had the option to not select a health benefits plan,” she said. “There may not be many in that situation, but those who are need to be aware of the federal requirement.” Those Airmen particularly should review their options in preparation for the 2013 Federal Benefits Open Season, Nov. 11 to Dec. 9, Iapichino said. “Civilian employees who need to meet Affordable Care Act require-

ments can select their health insurance during open season, and they will meet the requirements established by the IRS,” she said. For more information about the comprehensive open season and Affordable Care Act, go to myPers at https://myPers.af.mil or the Internal Revenue Service website at www.irs. gov/uac/Questions-and-Answers-onthe-Individual-Shared-ResponsibilityProvision. For information about other personnel issues, visit https://myPers.af.mil.

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This Week In History Oct. 3, 1990: East and West Germany reunite after 45 years. Less than one year after the destruction of the Berlin Wall, East and West Germany come together on what is known as “Unity Day.” Oct. 4, 1830: Creation of the Kingdom of Belgium after separation from the Netherlands. Oct. 4, 1927: Gutzon Borglum begins sculpting Mount Rushmore. Oct. 4, 1943: U.S. captures the Solomon Islands during World War II. Oct. 4, 2001: NATO confirms invocation of Article 5 of the North Atlantic Treaty Oct. 5, 1947: The first televised White House address is given by U.S. President Harry S. Truman. Oct. 6, 1866: The brothers John and Simeon Reno stage the first train robbery in American history, making off with $13,000 from an Ohio and Mississippi railroad train in Jackson County, Indiana. Oct. 7, 1816: A steamboat with a design that will soon prove ideal for western rivers arrives at the docks in New Orleans. The Washington was the work of a shipbuilder named Henry M. Shreve. Oct. 8, 1871: Flames spark in the Chicago barn of Patrick and Catherine O’Leary, igniting a two-day blaze that kills between 200 and 300 people, destroys 17,450 buildings, leaves 100,000 people homeless and causes an estimated $200 million in damages. Oct. 9, 1934: The St. Louis Cardinals defeat the Detroit Tigers in the seventh game of the World Series. Oct. 10, 1845: The United States Naval School opens in Annapolis, Md., with 50 midshipmen students and seven professors. The Naval School officially became the U.S. Naval Academy in 1850.

Learn German! Are there any specials? Gibt es eine Tageskarte? Check please! Die Rechnung, bitte! or Zahlen, bitte!

Right & wrong Winter is near and sage green or black watch caps are authorized for wear on Ramstein from now until May 15. Air Force Instruction 36-2903 states that watch caps may be worn when approved by the installation commander and only when wearing authorized outer garments or physical training uniform. Check AFI 36-2903 and RABI 36-2901 for more detailed information on dress and appearance.

A table for two, please! Einen Tisch für zwei, bitte!

Usually you don’t wait to be seated. Just take a seat where space is available, unless there’s a little sign on the table saying ”Reserviert.”

Asking for still water Stilles Wasser bitte!

This would be water from the bottle, if you’d like to have water from the tap (usually at no charge) you would kindly ask:

Könnte ich bitte ein Where’s the restroom, please? Glas Leitungswasser haben? Wo sind die Toiletten, bitte?

Recipe of the Week Goulash

2 pounds ground beef 1 large yellow onion, minced 4 large garlic cloves, minced 3 cups water 2 (15.5 oz.) cans tomato sauce 3 tablespoons soy sauce 2 tablespoons dried oregano leaves 2 teaspoons dried basil leaves 2 dried bay leaves 1 tablespoon seasoning salt ½ teaspoon black ground pepper 2 cups elbow macaroni, dry

1. In a large pot, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink (do not drain). 2. Stir in onion and garlic and cook until onions become translucent. 3. Stir in everything else, except macaroni, and bring to a boil. 4. Cover and reduce heat, simmering for 20 minutes stirring occasionally. 5. Stir in macaroni, cover, and simmer on low for about 20-25 minutes until noodles are tender. 6. Remove bay leaves and allow goulash to sit for at least 15 minutes to thicken. *You can incorporate vegetables or hot sauce to make this dish exactly how you like it! *Courtesy recipe

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SAPR: Stepping in to protect lives by Dr. Tom Appel-Schumacher U.S. Air Forces in Europe Sexual Assault Prevention and Response program manager In the past eight years, U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa averaged 84 reported sexual assaults per year perpetrated against active duty, Guard, Reserve and civilians — men and women. Sexual Assault Prevention and Response program’s goal is to prevent sexual assaults. The estimated annual number of sexual assaults, reported and unreported, that actually took place in USAFEAFAFRICA is at least 400. Air Force wide, the number could be as high as 3,500. This year, the USAFEAFAFRICA SAPR program hopes to successfully prevent as many sexual assaults as possible. For SAPR to be effective, the program relies on the expertise, commitment, and determination of the team, which consists of sexual assault response coordinators, victim advocates, special victim’s counsel members, Air Force Office of Special Investigations investigators, chaplains, sexual assault nurse examiners, medical doctors, mental health providers, social workers, and prosecutors. Leadership also has a role in program success. Leaders set the tone in the unit and the community to create an environment that does not tolerate or condone sexual assault. A large part of effective prevention comes from active bystanders who intervene at the right time, right place, and right manner to stop sexual assault in its tracks. SAPR provides Airmen and civilians with helpful information on how to be active bystanders in the war against sexual assault. The active bystander is someone who is present at the social gathering and has an eye out for situations that do not look or feel right. For example, a man cornering a woman and pouring her a number of drinks, trying to get a person who is already fairly intoxicated to join a drinking game, or getting some-

one to go outside to “get some air.” Particular attention must also be paid to the person pretending to be a “good wingman” — the one who volunteers to drive a person home who is not able to get home by themselves. The SAPR program teaches Airmen, both military and civilian, to be active bystanders and choose to intervene and prevent such situations from developing into sexual assaults. Eighty percent of sexual assaults occur Friday and Saturday nights, or the nights before a holiday. These are the nights when people plan parties, decide to spend an evening at the clubs, or go to the movies. In most situations, bystanders are always around. In the Air Force Bystander Intervention Training offered from 2009 to 2012, Airmen learned how to recognize risky situations, how to evaluate when an intervention was needed, and to make a choice to intervene. There is no single rule of bystander intervention for every situation. But there are some general guidelines to consider when evaluating these situations. Safety should be the first concern — safety for the bystander and safety for the potential victim. Usually, intervening in a group is safer than intervening individually. The SAPR program teaches Airmen various methods to intervene and stop a potential sexual assault. Some of these methods are: • Making up an excuse to get them out of a potentially dangerous situation. • Letting a friend or co-worker know their actions may lead to serious consequences. • Not leaving their side, despite the efforts of someone trying to get them alone or away from you. • Using a group of friends to tell someone behaving inappropriately their behavior is not respectful. • Taking steps to curb someone’s use of alcohol before problems occur. • Calling the authorities when the situation warrants.

It is necessary for bystanders to be familiar with what constitutes sexual assault. Sexual assault is a crime and includes rape, which is unwanted, or forced sexual intercourse, oral or anal sexual acts. It also includes unwanted touching, groping, and rubbing of areas of the body associated with sexual activity, either through the clothing or directly in contact with skin. Approximately 60 percent of reported sexual assaults fit this latter category. When an individual plans a social evening, it is important to have a plan. If drinking is present, it’s a good idea to have someone in the group be the designated driver. In USAFE-AFAFRICA, sexual assaults have been associated with alcohol use in 71 percent of reported cases over the past seven years. With alcohol, sometimes a person will do things after a few drinks he or she wouldn’t have done otherwise. Another important safety plan is for friends to make some critical decisions before going to the social event, such as remaining in contact with each other during the party or at the location. It is difficult for a sexual assault perpetrator to harm someone when others are around. Making an agreement to look after each other adds another level of protection from harm. Everyone is vulnerable to sexual assault. SAPR awareness training is there for everyone, because each person in a community may have an opportunity to stop a sexual assault. Protecting others is integral to being a member of the military. SAPR knowledge and training enhances the capability to provide that protection. For more information or to volunteer as a victim advocate, contact the 86th Airlift Wing Sexual Assault Response Coordinator’s office at 480-7272 or 06371-47-7272. (Story contains statistics and information from the 2010 Prevalence/Incidence Survey of Sexual Assault in the Air Force, Gallup: Washington, D.C., Dec 2010.)

Guest speaker talks resiliency with KMC Photo by Spc. Iesha Howard

Claire Russo, a guest speaker for the Ready and Resilient Suicide Prevention Day discusses resiliency with Soldiers and Army civilians from the 21st Theater Sustainment Command and other units Sept. 24 in the KMC. Russo shared a traumatic experience that changed her life and explained how she developed resilience during and after the event. “It is your duty to pay attention to your battle buddy. Not only are we a high risk community, but we are sent to war and sent to hostile areas to do the toughest jobs. If we are not functional within our own ranks, we are failing not just ourselves but our entire country,” Russo said.

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86th Airlift Wing historian: Connecting past, present, future University (Alabama) from July 2004 and spent seven years there.

Story and photo by Airman 1st Class Michael Stuart 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs


Q: How long do you think you’ll remain in this position? A: As for how long I’ll be in this position really depends on what options are available in terms of upward mobility. I do miss teaching a lot.

istory is the record of past events and is important to the future of a society. History affects what we do on a daily basis. Some may say the lack of knowledge of how and what happened in the past can be the reason history repeats itself. At Ramstein, Silvano Wueschner is the historian of the 86th Airlift Wing. As an organization, it’s important to have a record of past events so educated decisions can be made in the future. During an interview, Wueschner discussed more about his position and what it entails. Q: Have you previously served in the military? If so, what was your specialty? A: I served for 10 years with the Marine Corps during the ’70s. I started off as a military police and since I had a year and a half of college when I went in, they wanted me in what would be today’s equivalent of knowledge operations. I also had a secondary specialty as a drill instructor at Parris Island (Marine Corps Recruit Depot), S.C. I was an administrative chief at Parris Island for a few years. I ended up getting drafted around 1971, during the Vietnam War. The Air Force was a close second for me, but I was infantry motivated so I joined the Marines. The Marine Corps was great. It was a small family. Out of the four active branches, it was the smallest organization, and the camaraderie was great. Q: Out of that year and a half of schooling, was any of that related to your job now? A: No, other than the general history classes I took, it was all general education courses. That was my first year and a half of college. Q: Exactly what are your duties as the wing historian? A: To capture the history of the unit I’m assigned to, whether it’s here at Ramstein with the 86th or downrange when deployed. In other words, make sure nothing falls through the cracks. TRAINING, from Page 2 our mission in a completely new perspective for me. With the help of the Air Force Office of Special Investigations 13th and 4th Field Investigations Squadrons from Vogelweh Cantonment, the 86th Security Forces Squadron, the 86th Airlift Wing Sexual Assault Response Coordinator and several other agencies, the training became something more than any of us could have imagined. The AFOSI agents and experienced alert photog-

Q: What’s the best part about your job? A: The best part would be coming to work. When you like your job and it’s fun, it’s easy to come to work. It’s tough deploying, but even then it’s fun because you feel like you’re a part of something important. You feel like you’re making a real contribution, and that’s where the rubber meets the road as they say. Q: Do you believe that the past affects the future? A: Yes, absolutely. Decisions that were made 100 years ago still affect us today. I did have a professor at the University of Iowa who cautioned me one time. He said, “As much as we’d like to, we can’t always go back to the Garden of Eden.”

Silvano Wueschner, 86th Airlift Wing historian, sifts through books in his office Sept. 25 on Ramstein. Wueschner has been a historian at Ramstein since June 2011. He captures and organizes the history of the base.

Q: What were the educational requirements to get this job? A: For this job you had to have 18 credit hours of history or Ph.D. preferred. In other words, you really didn’t have to have a Ph.D. or a master’s degree, as long as you had 18 hours of history. The colonel at the time wanted someone with the most education, but that was the minimum. Q: Were you a history teacher? A: Yes, I was a history professor prior to coming into the Air Force program. Q: How long have you been in this position? A: I’ve been here at Ramstein since June of 2011. Prior to that, I was at Maxwell Air Force Base Air raphers created several scenarios using a combination of live actors and training mannequins to mirror scenes they have seen in the past. They included domestic assault, child abuse, suicide, suspected homicide and a building fire. It is our responsibility to take photographs of fatalities, evidence of rape, abuse and assault victims, aircraft accidents and mishaps, damage to government property, environmental damage and safety incidents. Our photos are used by investigative agencies to ascertain the truth and preserve evidence.

Q: How does your job affect Airmen on a daily basis? A: If I do my job and I do it properly, it affects them in terms of good decision-making by leadership. Airmen are the ones who have to carry out the tasks. I’m not saying I’m solely responsible for that, but leadership can make informed decisions based on the information they receive about the past. Q: Is there anything you would like to add about your job that people wouldn’t necessarily think about when they think of a historian? A: We’re motivators too. We’re the keepers of the motivational aspect of the wing. We can take you all the way back to who and when the base was founded, all of the accomplishments, all of the lineage and honors. People don’t necessarily look at us as having that kind of information or being the keepers of the treasure trove of motivation. We provide some of the young Airmen with a reason to come work. Some Airmen come in and they don’t understand who they are and what the mission is, and they’re just here. But we can make a connection. We can help you come to work and make you smile. Mistakes in this line of work are not an option. Failure on our part cannot only slow or halt the investigative process but, in some cases, can destroy the lives of the victims or let a perpetrator go free. I have never seen our training conducted in this way before, but now that I have, I wouldn’t want to see it any other way. It was as close to the real thing as you can get. From start to finish, the training was flawless, and because of that, their ability to perform the mission should be as well.

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Predicting the unpredictable Photos by Senior Airman Jose L. Leon 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Airmen from the 86th Operations Support Squadron weather flight provide weather forecasts, warnings, watches and conditions for the KMC and worldwide through meteorological and aviation networks. The data collected is used to plan for missions. Wind direction information provided to air traffic controllers helps determine which direction aircraft will take off and land. The weather flight also relays severe weather information to help determine if aircraft need to be in hangars or evacuated to an alternate location. Tracking forecasts and reported conditions from around Europe in order to inform flights of potential hazards, the 86th OSS weather flight ensures operations are not in the dark about the weather.

Tech. Sgt. Kristopher Bell, 86th Operations Support Squadron weather flight mission integration function NCO in charge, compares a landscape with the visibility binder photographs Sept. 27 on Ramstein. Visibility binders are used to gauge distances in foggy weather when the primary automatic weather sensing equipment is not in operation.

Staff Sgt. Albert Gsell, 86th Operations Support Squadron weather flight weather forecaster, operates a hand-held manual weather sensor Sept. 27 on Ramstein. The weather sensor is used as a backup to the primary weather sensors as a way to relay real-time data.

Staff Sgt. Raymond Rugenstein, 86th Operations Support Squadron weather flight weather forecaster, reads a hand-held manual weather sensor.

Staff Sgt. Albert Gsell, 86th Operations Support Squadron weather flight weather forecaster, gathers information from a weather radar. As a member of the weather flight, Gsell uses weather forecasts from around Europe to create mission execution forecasts in support of training missions.

Staff Sgt. Albert Gsell, 86th Operations Support Squadron weather flight weather forecaster, uses a laser range finder to determine visibility levels Sept. 27 on Ramstein.

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TRICARE officials issue statement about government shutdown FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Officials with the Defense Health Agency issued the following statement Tuesday: “We know that those who rely on the Military Health System are concerned about how the government shutdown might impact their health care. While we can’t predict the exact consequences of a shutdown on every part of our MHS, we will likely see some impact on the delivery of health care services within our military hospitals and clin-

ics. Inpatient, acute and emergency outpatient care in our medical and dental facilities will continue, as will private sector care under TRICARE. Local hospital and clinic commanders will need to implement the required adjustments to available medical services while ensuring that the quality of care and safety of patients remain intact. Patients should contact their hospital or clinic to confirm previously scheduled routine appointments. Patients needing to schedule new routine appointments might experience delays.

For TRICARE beneficiaries using providers in the private sector, little or no effect is anticipated at this time. The MHS leadership — composed of the assistant secretary of defense for Health Affairs, the director of the Defense Health Agency and the surgeons general of the military departments — are closely monitoring the situation regarding a possible government shutdown on the health services provided to our 9.6 million beneficiaries.” Also be aware that dur-

ing the government shutdown, TRICARE will not be able to process or pay TRICARE travel claims for the TRICARE Prime or the Combat-Related Specialty Care travel benefits. You may

still file your travel claim. TRICARE will review claims for eligibility and process them once the government shutdown ends.” (Courtesy of TRICARE Public Affairs)


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Ramstein CDC aces exam by Capt. William A. Russell 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs


he Ramstein Child Development Center renewed its National Association for the Education of Young Children accreditation Sept. 18. Since 1985, NAEYC’s national accreditation system has set professional standards for early childhood education programs, allowing families to find high-quality programs for their children. By renewing its accreditation, the Ramstein CDC continues to take care of the KMC’s tiniest members, approximately 300 children, from 6 weeks to 5 years old. Shaquita Ponder, Airmen and Family Services Flight deputy chief, said the CDC is committed to providing the best early childhood education for eligible children of families living within the KMC. “We understand parents in the KMC work in a high-ops tempo environment, and our primary goal is to take care of their child by providing a safe, nurturing environment that will foster the child’s growth and development,” Ponder said. Accreditation by NAEYC is mandated by the Military Child Care Act of 1989. Similar to a military inspection, NAEYC personnel conducted a three-day site visit in June. Although the CDC has solid processes in place, it had a few challenges to overcome prior to the accreditation visit. “With the overseas environment, there can be a lot of teacher turnover, especially during the peak summer PCS season,” said Stacy Jones, Ramstein Child Development Center director. “Our staff is constantly changing.” Ultimately, the CDC aced the accreditation review. After losing several staff members due to PCSs,

Photo by Airman 1st Class Jordan Castelan

Brig. Gen. Patrick X. Mordente (right), 86th Airlift Wing commander, Shaquita Ponder (center), Airman and Family Services Flight deputy chief, and Stacy Jones (left), Ramstein Child Development Center director, pose with a National Association for the Education of Young Children renewal accreditation certificate Monday on Ramstein. The accreditation certifies the Ramstein CDC until Oct. 1, 2018.

those left behind looked to the accreditation review looming in June as an opportunity to excel, Ponder said. “We were very critically manned at that time,” she said. “In the end, our staff rallied together, and people throughout our organization rallied together and were able to ensure more than 500 criteria were met.” With support from their force support squadron family, Parent Advisory Board and management team, they continued to uphold the mark of

quality represented by the NAEYC accreditation system. As stated in the September NAEYC accreditation report, the CDC exceeded both program and classroom observation minimum standards meeting all requirements. Out of 10 criteria programs, the CDC scored more than 90 percent in nine areas, earning the Ramstein CDC a new, five-year term of NAEYC accreditation. The accreditation term is valid until Oct. 1, 2018.

HALO/Falcon loans aid Airmen by Senior Airman Aaron-Forrest Wainwright 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

The Air Force Aid Society is the official charity of the U.S. Air Force, assisting Airmen and their families who may be in distress due to financial struggles. Two ways the AFAS assists the U.S. Air Force community is through no-interest Housing Assistance Loan Overseas program and Falcon loans. “A Falcon loan is an interest-free loan of up to $750 for emergency situations,” said Kyle Lambert, 86th Force Support Squadron Airman & Family Readiness Center assistant Air Force Aid officer. “The Falcon loan gives Airmen another option so they can

avoid taking out predatory loans.” The Falcon loan covers basic living expenses, some vehicle expenses, emergency travel, child care, and medical and dental care that TRICARE might not cover. “To be eligible for a Falcon loan, Airmen must be on active duty, Air Force Reserves and Air National Guard members on Title 10 orders (for more than 15 days), or a spouse with power of attorney stationed at an Air Force base with an A&FRC, and cannot have a current Air Force Aid Society loan,” said Heidi Goodbar, 86th FSS A&FRC Air Force aid officer. Like other AFAS loans, the HALO program can be used as an advance for up-front costs like rent, security deposits and moving costs in order to

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relieve the financial stress of PCSing overseas. “Some times the finance office gets

backed up and can take a couple weeks to reimburse Airmen, that’s when the HALO program (is useful). Another way it can help is with Airmen who come overseas without a government travel card and don’t live in the dorms,” Lambert said. “They are generally paying for lodging out of pocket before filing for a travel voucher, so it can be a severe hardship for those Airmen that are faced with this situation.” The A&FRC, along with AFAS, is here to assist Airmen and their families by providing them with all the resources they need to take care of themselves and continue to support the Air Force mission. For more information, call the Ramstein A&FRC at 480-5100/5900 or 011-49-6371-47-5100/5900, or visit www.afas.org.

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Photo by Airman 1st Class Michael Stuart

Air Force, Army host Community Information Fair ABOVE: The 86th Airlift Wing and U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz host a joint Air Force and Army Community Information Fair Sept. 27 at the Kaiserslautern Military Community Center food court on Ramstein. The purpose of the fair was to inform the community on services and programs offered within the KMC. More than 40 booths were set up in an effort to provide a wide variety of programs. Events like information fairs help build awareness in the community and provide an easy way to get involved. Photo by Dijon Rolle

LEFT: Sgt. Achley Lyons visits an information booth at the Army- and Air Force-sponsored Community Information Fair.

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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

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Third grade students brainstorm positive ways to use their hands for helping others.

Air Force, Army Family Advocacy offers Air Force and Army Chapel Schedule ‘Hands are for helping, not for hurting’

POC for Miesau, Landstuhl and Daenner is the USAG-K 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.

Catholic Services

Daenner Community Chapel (Bldg. 3150) St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Congregation Daily Mass: 11:45 a.m. Monday and Wed-Frid Religious Education (grades K-8): 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Sundays Confession: 11:45 a.m. Sundays Sunday Mass: 12:30 p.m. Landstuhl Community Chapel (Bldg. 3773) Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Congregation Daily Mass: noon Monday-Friday Religious Education (following Mass) Confession: 8:15-8:45 a.m. Sundays À

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

Islamic Services

Ramstein South Chapel Mosque (480-5753) Jumu’ah Prayer, 1:30 p.m. For religious education and daily prayers, check the prayer schedule

Orthodox Christian

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

by Carmen Schott Family Advocacy outreach manager The Air Force and Army Family Advocacy Programs teamed up to offer “Hands are for helping, not for hurting” curriculum across the KMC. On Sept. 19, FAP staff joined forces to teach children ways that they can prevent bullying. More than 100 children were trained and educated on ways they can use their hands for helping and not for hurting others. FAP will be traveling to a variety of schools during October to highlight Domestic Violence Awareness Month and violence prevention initiatives.

Students create posters to show that bullying is hurtful and show ways they can use their hands for helping.


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Episcopal (St. Albans)

10:30 a.m. Sundays, Kapaun Chapel

Korean Service

1 p.m. Sundays, Ramstein South Chapel


Universalist Service, 1:30 p.m. second and fourth Sundays (Sept.-May), Kapaun Chapel


Confessional Lutheran (WELS)

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 www.trinityreformedpca.com

4 p.m. second and fourth Sundays, Ramstein South Chapel

Kirchenstrasse 2a, 66849 Landstuhl, Tel: 0 63 71 - 61 81 38 (across the street from European Country Living)


7 p.m. first and third Saturdays, Kapaun Annex



Sunday Bible Class 10 a.m. Sunday Worship 11 a.m. Wednesday Bible Class 7 p.m. /DQGVWXKOHU 6WUD H 5DPVWHLQ 9LOODJH

Tel: 06371-1806299 or 0151-57727850 www.ramst-churchofchrist.com


CHURCH OF CHRIST www.ktowncoc.org

Protestant Services

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

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Operation Rising Star competition a success More than 250 vocal supporters, friends and family members cheered, roared and clapped for their favorites at the 2013 Operation Rising Star competition held Sept. 20 at Armstrong’s Club in Kaiserslautern. Eleven local singers competed with a wide range of music from country to Broadway. The enthusiastic crowd and three judges helped push Army spouse Chelsea Pippin into first place for her rendition of “Titanium,� by Sia, earning her the $500 grand prize. Pippin, wife of Army Sgt. Kevin S. Pippin, will be entered into the Army-wide competition for a chance to compete in the live semifinals held in December in San Antonio. Another Army spouse, Christina Lewis, sang her way to the $250 second place prize with her version of the country ballad “Blue,� by Leann Rimes. Third place winner, Sgt. 1st Class Marvin Williams of HHD 212th Combat Support Hospital got the audience grooving with his version of “Vehicle,� by the Ides of March, which helped him take home the $100 prize. The most supportive unit was the 7th Civilian Support Command, whose cheers for Master Sgt. Johnnie Davis won the ORS “Spirit Award� and a $300 cash prize. ORS is in its ninth year and is an annual vocal competition open to all active-duty service members and their family members who are 18 or over. KMC Onstage and Armstrong’s Club teamed up to host this year’s competition along with IMCOM and Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation. KMC Onstage Director Nate Records said he was pleased with the talent this year. “Our first elimination round was held on Sept. 12. We chose 11 very different singers,� he said. Records said the musical mix made for an exciting evening. “We had country, rock, blues, Broadway musicals and even ‘The Boogie-Woogie Bugle Boy.’ That kept the audience surprised, and they really enjoyed the variety,� he said. Three judges with extensive music and performance backgrounds not only rated each singer, but also gave critiques and offered tips to each singer. Before being heard daily on Armed Forces Network the Eagle, Airman 1st Class Benjamin “Eli� Smith was signed with a major record company. His single, “Still Miss You,� made the U.S. Top 100 chart in 2008. Smith is also a vocal coach and singing instructor. Jacqui Haggerty, special events director for U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz,

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Keep standing, hoping, believing! I’m coming! - Jesus

Episcopal Services HOLY EUCHARIST

Landstuhl Christian Bookstore

Sundays 10:30

Kapaun Chapel

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

For more information please

call 480-6148 or 06372-3163

KMC Assembly of God Church

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

Services are held at Kaiserstrasse 16 A, Einsiedlerhof WORSHIP HOURS: Sunday 10 a.m., Wednesday 6:30 p.m. Family Night

Heritage Baptist Church Don Drake, Pastor

“Welcome Home!�

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has an extensive performance background, including working with recording artists such as Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith, Restless Heart, Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Jamie O’Neal. “The best part of sitting on the judging panel is getting to meet the amazingly talented folks in our military community,� Haggerty said. “There is so much talent out there that often goes unnoticed. Programs like this one provide a unique venue for aspiring vocalists to pursue their dream, while at the same time exposing them to the various programs our garrison has to offer.� Mindy Malenius is the theater specialist at Baumholder’s Hilltop Theater. She has her Master of Music degree in vocal performances and has been teaching voice for 20 years. Dane Winters, Installation Management Command-Europe and U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz entertainment director, said ORS is an important showcase for local talent. “ORS is Army Entertainment’s premiere vocal competition and lets us show off the amazing talent here in our military community,� Winters said. “We had some very talented singers competing.� Winters said the prizes and the competition are not the most important thing about ORS. “A couple of the singers had not been on stage for a long time and were pretty nervous. They really had to push and challenge themselves. But each and every one of them told me it was worth it and swore they were going to keep singing. Seeing the joy on their faces as they discovered how much they missed singing was really inspirational to me,� Winters said. “That is where our entertainment programs really touch lives and can directly affect emotional resiliency, well-being and mission readiness. It made them happy, which makes them stronger.� (Courtesy of Erinn Forester, Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation marketing assistant)

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

Sunday Worship Gatherings at 9 & 11 a.m. August-SĂźssdorf Strasse 8 Ramstein-Miesenbach 06371- 407 808 info@frontlinecommunity.org www.frontlinecommunity.org

Keeping it real, relational and relevant Kaiserslautern Evangelical

Lutheran Church 8:30 am Worship & Holy Communion Children’s Church available

Meeting in Ev.-Luth. St. Michaelis Church, Karpfenstr. 7, 67655 Kaiserslautern E-mail: kaiserslautern@selk.de or call 0631-64327 for directions. Scott Morrison, Pastor www.KELC.eu

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Emergency management: Ready to assist, respond we become better responders when we understand the strength and limiting factors of other responders. By training together we better understand Airmen from the 786th Civil our roles and how we support the misEngineer Squadron Emergency sion.” Management Flight have an imporThe KMC has a community of tant role to play in keeping the KMC more than 57,000 members, which safe. Ramstein’s EM supports and is in Imagine what things would be like charge of ensuring the stability of if there wasn’t someone who knew operations during emergencies for this how to tell which chemicals were large area. bad and which ones were “When I originally enlisted, I really deadly. wanted to help people,” said Staff “The primary mission of the Sgt. Kevin Spranger II, 786th CES Ramstein EM program is to save EM technician. “The job options prelives,” said Master Sgt. Jocelin sented to me were firefighter, security Borisow, 786th CES EM superin- forces and EM. The job description tendent. “We minimize the loss or for EM referenced attack preparadegradation of resources and con- tions and post-attack actions, and I tinue, sustain and restore operational really liked the idea of helping service capability in all hazards members recover from that are a threat to the “The primary mis- chemical, biological, environment within the sion of the Ramstein radiological and nuclear KMC.” attacks.” EM program is to Through training, Being part of EM planning and a thoraffects everyone in the save lives. We ough technical school, Force and is closely minimize the loss or Air Airmen from the EM related to many things degradation of are given the resources on the outside. to get the job done. “Aside from nationresources and “Tech school was ally recognized hazardcontinue, sustain ous materials certificaexciting but nerveracking,” said Senior and restore opera- tions, our job offers the Airman Alexy Doran, ability to have a base786th CES EM special- tional capability in wide affect right out of ist. “We were required all hazards that are tech school,” Seeholzer to demonstrate compesaid. “Our Airmen a threat to the tence in utilizing our train everyone on base equipment. We were environment within right up to the comable to play with danmanders and often brief the KMC.” gerous chemicals, and operational capabilities — Master Sgt. Jocelin Borisow to senior leaders. In the once it was over, I felt confident that I could civilian sector, we line use my equipment, find and mitigate up quite well with the Federal the bad stuff and stay protected during Emergency Management Agency state a real-world threat.” and local emergency response agenAirmen from the EM flight face cies.” many challenges on a daily basis, September was National Preparedwhich are overcome by working ness Month, and Airmen from the together. EM community are trying to stress to “We have a very diverse mission people that they should be attentive. that is often in high demand, but “We encourage all service members we must also be able to respond to to remain vigilant and ensure the readsome of the world’s scariest scenarios. iness of their work centers and their Keeping our skills sharp is paramount families,” Seeholzer said. “The fourto effective wartime readiness, and step mantra best sums up our message it’s through joint training events that for everyone: stay informed, make a we stay prepared,” said Tech. Sgt. plan, build a kit and get involved. Our Tyler Seeholzer, 786th CES NCO in office stands ready to help anyone in charge of EM training. “Our skill sets this endeavor, as does our website, partner well with those of other career beready.af.mil. There is even a ‘Be fields, such as bioenvironmental, and Ready’ app for that!” Story and photos by Senior Airman Hailey Haux 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Airman 1st Class Eric Roberts, 86th Aerospace Medical Squadron bioenvironmental engineer journeyman, goes through decontamination after leaving a crime scene during a biological response exercise.

Airman 1st Class Eric Welsh, 786th Civil Engineer Squadron emergency management journeyman, dons an oxygen mask while preparing for a biological response exercise Sept. 26 on Ramstein. Squadrons train quarterly to stay prepared for real-world situations.

Airman 1st Class Eric Roberts (left), 86th Aerospace Medical Squadron bioenvironmental engineering journeyman, and Airman 1st Class Eric Welsh, 786th Civil Engineer Squadron emergency management journeyman, survey a crime scene.

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Soldiers demonstrate mortuary affairs capabilities Story and photos by Staff Sgt. Alexander A. Burnett 21st Theater Sustainment Command Public Affairs Soldiers from the 21st Theater Sustainment Command’s 7th Civil Support Command and 16th Sustainment Brigade conducted their first joint chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear and mortuary affairs training exercise Sept. 23 to 25 on Panzer Kaserne in Kaiserslautern. The training featured Soldiers from the 21st TSC’s headquarters, the 16th SB’s headquarters and 18th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, as well as personnel from the 7th CSC’s 773rd Civil Support Team. Their Soldiers’ military occupational specialties included mortuary affair specialists, CBRN specialists and medics. Trainees spent the first two days in a classroom training environment learning about the vital role each member of this team plays, said Cpl. Eric J. Song, a CBRN specialist assigned to the 773rd CST. “This is my first time working with Soldiers from mortuary affairs, and before this training I really didn’t understand what they do,” Song said. “If there is an attack or incident that involves remains

A Soldier assigned to the 7th Civil Support Command’s 773rd Civil Support Team decontaminates after entering a simulated contamination area during a joint training exercise Sept. 25 on Panzer Kaserne.

CSM answers Soldier queries on AFN radio by Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Chlosta

Command Sgt. Maj. James L. Murrin, acting 21st Theater Sustainment Command senior enlisted leader and permanent 7th Civil Support Command CSM, listens to a Soldier’s query Monday afternoon in the Armed Forces Network Kaiserslautern studio. The Boston native discussed Soldier professional development and answered questions submitted by Soldiers and civilians during the weekly 21st TSC radio program hosted by Sgt. 1st Class Ian Camejo.

recovery in a contaminated environment, it is important that Soldiers like me know how to do this the right way.” The third day of training began with members of the team transporting mobile decontamination tents, hazardous material protective suits, medical equipment and CBRN detection gear to a designated site in response to a simulated attack. The situation given was that a weapon of mass destruction had been detonated and may have contaminated an area. The CBRN Soldiers needed to identify possible contamination, evacuate survivors and recover any remains, said Sgt. 1st Class Erik C. Thomsen, the senior mortuary affairs specialist with the 21st TSC. “The scenario we have given them is that there was an attack in Southwest Asia and we don’t know if it is chemical,” Thomsen said. “Our CBRN counterparts will go into the contaminated zone and bring back any remains. Then, myself and the mortuary affairs personnel will assist in decontaminating the remains and preparing them for transportation.” The first CBRN team entered the simulated contamination zone to assess the chemical threat level and conduct a preliminary search for survivors and remains. A second team then entered and conducted a second search of the area. They labeled any remains, personal effects and survivors, then transported everything and everyone out of the contaminated zone. Each team member went through a medical screening before and after their time in a contaminated environment, said Maj. Melissa J. Frauendorfer, a family nurse practitioner with the 773rd CST. “We take readings on the Soldiers before they enter and when they return from a contaminated area because these readings can help us keep them safe and even help us identify possible contaminants,” Frauendorfer said.

Cpl. Eric J. Song, a chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear specialist assigned to the 7th Civil Support Command’s 773rd Civil Support Team, scans simulated human remains for chemical contaminants during an exercise.

As the training session ended, all Soldiers went through the mobile decontamination tent and began packing up their equipment. While the training was beneficial, Thomsen said it is the first session of several to come. “This is the first time all of the U.S. Army Europe mortuary affairs personnel are teaming with CBRN assets to conduct this type of training,” Thomsen said. “In the future we will conduct training with other branches of service so we are all prepared to work together in the event of this kind of situation.”

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FAR RIGHT: Celebrating victory Ramstein High School seniors Jay Lee Sykes and Joey Bahret celebrate their powerpuff team’s victory. During the powderpuff games, the roles are reversed; the girls play football while the boys cheer the girls on.

RIGHT: Reading time at LEMS Staff Sgt. Charles Rhodes and his daughter, Chiara, read together in front of the Landstuhl Elementary/ Middle School library.

Pitsenbarger awards

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Education Notes

Air Force Association Pitsenbarger awards provide a one-time grant of $400 to selected top USAF 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/ AFA/InformationFor/Military/PitsenbargerAward. Applications are due to the Ramstein Education Center, Bldg. 2120, Room 421, by 3 p.m. today.

College Night

U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation and Kaiserslautern High School present College Night from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Kaiserslautern Special Events Center. Learn about education opportunities available from more than 80 accredited colleges and universities form the U.S. and across Europe. Open to all U.S. ID cardholders. The Kaiserslautern Special Events Center is located in Bldg. 237 on Rhine Ordnance Barracks. For details, call 4934123 or 0631-3406-4123.

CCAF graduation ceremony

Photo by Ashley Marshall

Ramstein will hold the semiannual Community College of the Air Force graduation ceremony at 1 p.m. Oct. 18 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.

Dress is uniform of the day for the rehearsal and service dress uniform for the graduation. If you are PCSing, separating, deploying or retiring prior to this date, provide the necessary information to the education center. For more information, email 86FSS.ramsteineducationcenter@ us.af.mil.

Social Oct. 30 in the Ramstein Middle School multipurpose room. The dinner begins at 5 p.m. and the concert begins at 5:30. Cost is a $5 donation (per plate), which includes a meal and drink. Tickets will go on sale in October during lunch at RMS, or they may be purchased at the door on the night of the event for $8.

Bingo Night

Music lessons

Ramstein Intermediate School will host Bingo Night at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 17 in Jaguar Hall. Tickets are free for PTA members and $7 for non-members. Pizza, drinks and chips will be served for free.

Family Dodgeball Night

Family Dodgeball Night will be held Oct. 18 in the multipurpose hall (Armstrong Hall) at Ramstein Middle School. Dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. and the games begin at 6:30. Admission is free for all PTSA members. If you are not a PTSA member, cost is $6 for adults and $4 for students. Registration closes at 6 p.m. the evening of the event. We are accepting baked goods for this event. We would appreciate any donations be delivered the morning of Oct. 18 to the SAO for the bake sale that evening. RSVP to let us know how many will be joining us by sending an email to brandy.rios01@ yahoo.com.

Fall concert, spaghetti social

Ramstein Band Booster Club hosts its annual RMS Band Annual Fall Concert and Spaghetti

SKIESUnlimited music lessons are designed to teach all levels and abilities. Voice, piano, music and violin lessons are being offered for children and youth ages 18 months to 18 years. Children and youth will participate in recitals. For further information, contact Parent Central Services, Bldg. 2898 on Pulaski Barracks, at 493-4516/4122 or 06313406-4516/4122, or the Landstuhl One Stop Shop, Bldg. 3810, at 486-8943 or 06371-86-8943.

Cooking, baking classes

SKIESUnlimited! offers cooking and baking classes Wednesday to Oct. 30 and Nov. 6 to 27. Cooking classes for school-aged children will be held from 4:15 to 5:45 p.m. Wednesdays in the Landstuhl CDC Kitchen, Bldg. 93802. Classes will cover kitchen safety, healthy eating, measuring and following recipes. Youth must be registered with CYS Services to participate. For details, contact Parent Central Services or the One Stop Shop at 493-4516/4122 or 0631-3406-4516/4122, or the Landstuhl Post Library at 486-8943 or 06371-868943.

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Introducing NEW Local Businesses THE SNUG

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Formerly Thursty Nelly’s, The Snug is now under new ownership with a new look, operated by Lisa Mühlberger. The Pub has been completely done over by Lisa herself, and she has done a wonderful job. She has been in the hospitality business for 16 years and managed various Irish Pubs and bars, not only in K-Town, but as far away as Rome, Australia and New Zealand. The Snug has a great open Mic night on Mondays with Keith Cole, a superb guitarist. Wednesday is Quiz night, Thursdays you can show off your talent with Karaoke night and Friday or Saturday nights feature live music with great local talent. The week is rounded off on Sundays with live sports shows. This is truly a warm and friendly place situated on the Fussgänger Zone in the heart of K-Town.Visit The Snug soon you will not be disappointed. FreeWi-Fi! The Snug Irish Pub Kaiserslautern• Steinstr. 19 • 67657 KL


Grace Studio

“There is no place like Grace.” Jenny Doyle, owner of Grace Studio (Ballet Master, Choreographer, Artistic Director of the Grace Dance Company, Yoga & Pilates Teacher, Fitness Instructor, Language teacher) and her professional team offer you an extensive program for health, fitness and success. The studio is fitted with a unique sprung floor to protect the dancer’s joints! This doubles the fun during dance classes, which vary from Pre-Ballet, Beginning Ballet, Advanced Ballet to Pas de deux and performances. Ask Jenny about the many variations of Yoga offered, as well as Yoga works, Fem Fusion and Pilates. German classes are offered for kids and adults – ask about the free trial lessons. For detailed information see www.grace-studio.org, free parking is available. Grace Studio • Weilerbacher Str. 110 • 67661 KL-Einsiedlerhof


Mr. Busser, pharmacist, and the professional staff at his Miesenbach pharmacy are ready to assist you in any possible way when it comes to prescriptions, over-the-counter medications and many other health or well-being products. The pharmacy is TriCare/ CHAMPUS approved and will assist you in filling out the claim form. The up-to-date computer program ensures staff can check availability of German/American pharmaceutical conversions. They can also supply you with the less expensive generic pharmaceuticals. The staff consists of a friendly English-speaking professional team. Another advantage: Same day delivery and guess what? Free parking opposite the pharmacy! Kottweiler Str. 1 • 66877 Ramstein-Miesenbach • Tel: 06371-96280 This advertisement service is proudly brought to you by

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October 2013 Mark Your Calendar


» Armstrong’s Club hosts R&B Night from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday in Bldg. 1036 on Vogelweh Housing. For details, call 0631-354-9986. » Armstrong’s Club hosts Karaoke Night from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Oct. 11 and 25 in Bldg. 1036 on Vogelweh Housing. For details, call 0631-354-9986. » Armstrong’s Club hosts Latin Night Oct. 12 and 28 in Bldg. 1036 on Vogelweh Housing. Open to all ID cardholders 18 and over. No cover charge. For details, call 0631354-9986. » KMC Onstage will hold open auditions for the Rodgers & Hammerstein’s timeless musical, “Cinderella.” Needed: six women, five men and a large ensemble. Auditions are open to everyone; no previous experience is required. Audition dates and times: Oct. 15, 6:30 p.m. for 8 to 17 years of age and 8:30 p.m. for 18 years and up; and Oct. 16, 7 p.m. for 18 years and up. Show dates: Dec. 13 to Jan. 19. KMC Onstage is located in Bldg. 3232 on Kleber Kaserne. For more information, call 483-6626 or 0631-411-9926. » The 2013 Army Digital Photography Contest is open to active-duty Soldiers, families, retirees and civilians. Submission dates are from Oct. 15 to Nov. 30. Complete entry form and submit photos online by visiting http://apps.imcom.army.mil/apptracmain. For additional information and categories, contact the Kaiserslautern Arts and Crafts Center, Bldg. 3109 on Daenner Kaserne, at 483-6509 or 0631-411-6509. » Join the Kaiserslautern Main Library for a great independent film, “Off-White Lies,” directed by Maya Kenig. Enjoy a world-class, award-winning foreign and independent film at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 17 in the Kaiserslautern Main Library, Bldg. 3810 on Landstuhl. The film is about a father and his daughter during the 2006 war between Israel and Lebanon. Refreshments available. No sign-up required. For more information, call 486-7322 or 06371-867322. » If you are interested in participating in a flash mob set to perform at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 19 then join us! Practice will be held from 7:15 to 8 p.m. every Thursday in Bldg. 2901 on Pulaski Barracks. The performance will be a part of the festivities taking place at the Red Ribbon 5K Run/Walk from noon to 4 p.m. at the Sembach CAC. For more information, call 06371-86-8272. » Armstrong’s Club hosts House Party from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Oct. 18 in Bldg. 1036 on Vogelweh Housing. For more information, call 0631-354-9986. » U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz is hosting a 5K Red Ribbon Zombie Run Oct. 19 to spread awareness on drug prevention. Walkers, runners, families and pets are welcome. The run will also include a haunted house, mask making, making your own

Zombie T-shirt, apple decorating, a donut on a string competition, information booths, food and a DJ playing chilling Halloween hits! The following events will be held at the Sembach Community Activity Center, Bldg. 220 on Sembach Kaserne. Run/walk registration will be held from noon to 1 p.m. The opening ceremony and torch lighting will be held at 1 p.m. The walk begins at 1:30 p.m. The zombie fest and feast will be held from noon to 4 p.m. The haunted house will be open from noon to 4 p.m. in the old post office on Sembach Kaserne. If you would like to volunteer and/or run, register online at redribbonrun. weebly.com. When you receive a confirmation email, directions on how to get your 2013 Red Ribbon T-shirt will be included. Pre-registration is highly advised, but not required. All ages welcome. For more information or to register, call Sandra Magill at 486-6254/1710 or 06371- 86-6254/1710, or email sandra.j.magill2.civ@mail.mil. » Join your fellow community members and enjoy a night of talent at Armstrong’s Club’s Open Mic Night from 6 to 10:30 p.m. every Thursday night. Calling all musicians, poets and creative types. If you think you have what it takes, bring your gear and be heard. For ages 18 years and older. No sign-up required, just show up. Free. For more information, contact Armstrong’s Club, Bldg. 1036 on Vogelweh Housing, at 0631-354-9986. » The Kazabra Club hosts a Rodeo Bull Riding Tournament from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. every Friday in Bldg. 2057 on Vogelweh. Male and female winners will be awarded T-shirts. Weekly winners qualify for the monthly “Friday Finale” to compete for a $100 cash prize! First ride counts toward competition. Free entry. For ages 18 and up. Program begins Oct. 4, so start practicing! For details, call 489-7261 or 0631-536-7261.

Baumholder Events

» Come enjoy “An Evening of One Acts” at 7 p.m. today and Saturday. Performances include: “Hotline,” by Cheryl Navo, featuring a young woman who cannot swear and her telephone encounter on a swearing hotline; “Eve’s Daughters,” by Elle Shepard, featuring different women telling their stories and talking about what it means to be women; and “Controlling Interest,” by Wayne Rawley, featuring businessmen negotiating a deal with two very persuasive young businesswomen. For more information, contact Hilltop Theater, Bldg. 8218 on Smith Barracks, at 485-7244 or 06783-6-7244. » All housing, barracks, offices, agencies and facilities are invited to enter a Halloween Lawn Decorating Contest! Decorate your lawn with your most festive Halloween decorations. Lawns will be judged Oct. 18. Winners will receive free passes to “The Underworld,” USAG Baumholder’s renowned haunted house and scare show. Register your lawn no later than Oct. 15 by calling 485-6970 or 06783-6-6970.


» The Ramstein Chapel is accepting bids for the following positions: Catholic 0900 Sunday chief music accompanis, Catholic 1700 Saturday cantor, 1100 Ramstein Contemporary Service music director, 1100 Traditional Service music director, 1100 Traditional Service music accompanist and 0900 Liturgical Service music accompanist. The Chapel will be accepting bids until 4 p.m. today. For more information on these positions, call the Ramstein North Chapel at 480-6148 or 06371-47-6148. » The Chapel is also accepting bids for the following position: • 0900 Liturgical parish facilitator: parish administrative support to the Liturgical chaplain through coordination of overall program and calendar development, information management and publicity. The Chapel will be accepting bids until 4 p.m. Oct. 11. Bidder is subject to criminal history background checks and must complete a Child Care National Agency Check and Inquiries and Installation Records Check. The statement of work and bid documents can be picked up from the Ramstein North Chapel, Monday through Friday. The positions will be awarded on the best value to the government. Bidders are invited to attend the bid opening at the Ramstein North Chapel. Dates and times will be announced in the bid packages. If required, bidders will have to participate in a qualifying interview. For more information, call the Ramstein North Chapel at 480-6148 or 06371-47-6148.

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Deployed family events

Due to government shutdown, program availability has changed. For more information on events normally listed, contact the agency.

Airman & Family Readiness Center

Due to government shutdown, program availability has changed. For more information on events normally listed, contact the agency.


Due to government shutdown, program availability has changed. For more information on events normally listed, contact the agency.

Health and Wellness Center MONDAY » BOD POD Hours: 8 to 10 a.m. » Healthy Eating: 10 to 11 a.m. » Shoe Station: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. TUESDAY » Deep Water Running: 10 to 11 a.m. » Hypertension class: 11 a.m. to noon WEDNESDAY » Shoe Station: noon to 2 p.m. THURSDAY » Deep Water Running: 10 to 11 a.m. » Tobacco Cessation: Noon to 1 p.m. » Running Clinic: 1 to 2:30 p.m. » BOD POD Hours: 2 to 3 p.m.

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OCT. 11 » BOD POD Hours: 8 to 9 a.m. » BOD POD Assessments: 8 to 10 a.m. For more information, call the Health and Wellness Center at 06371-47- 4292 or 480-4292 (HAWC).

Family Advocacy

Due to government shutdown, program availability has changed. For more information on events normally listed, contact the agency.

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» The Ramstein Chapel sponsors a Metz Cathedral tour Oct. 12. Departure time is at 8:15 a.m. from the Ramstein Northside Chapel parking lot. Approximate return time is 5 p.m. Tour price is €22 (€16 for children up to 2 years old). Note: 20 people must be registered by no later than today to confirm the tour. To sign up, visit RTT Travel in the Kaiserslautern Military Community Center.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS » The KMC Catholic community is organizing a men’s retreat/pilgrimage at Maria Rosenberg Ecclesiastical CenMedical Group » Self-Initiated Care Kit, twice a month. Call 479-2273 ter from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 19. The retreat is open to men and their sons (age 15 or older accompanied by (CARE) to sign up for a class. their father). Priests and guest speakers will provide Sexual Assault Response Coordinator inspired talks on topics related to the Catholic faith. Cost is €28 and includes breakfast, lunch and two cofMONDAYS » Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Annual fee breaks. Interested Ramstein and Vogelweh parishioTraining, 8:30 and 10 a.m., Hercules Theater. For ners may contact Chuck McCallum at mccallc@bunt.com. more information on this training or SARC, call Capt. Parishioners from Daenner and Landstuhl may contact December “Dee” Garcia or Capt. Isabella “Izzy” Ramirez at Pat Masters at pdmasters@yahoo.com. This event is sponsored in part by the Knights of Columbus Council 480-5597. 11987. » The Knights of Columbus will hold a fourth degree exemChapel » The Ramstein Contemporary Service will begin small plification Nov. 9 at the North American College in Rome. groups at the end of September. Groups have been formed First, second and third degree Knights interested in obtainfor men, women, married couples, moms and singles. ing their fourth degree should contact Patrick Patton at Materials are provided. Child care is provided for some groups. patrick.patton.3@us.af.mil, or David Heiny at david.heiny@ Email RCSReligiousEducation@gmail.com for more informa- us.army.mil. For more information, visit https://sites.google. com/site/eukofc4thdegree. tion.

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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: • “Das Leben des Galilei,” a play in German by Bertolt Brecht, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Tuesday, Oct. 23 and 29, and 6 p.m. Oct. 27. • “Aida,” a musical by Elton John and Tim Rice, 6 p.m. Sunday and Oct. 20. • “Regina,” an opera by Albert Lortzing, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Oct. 31. • “Der Pagodenprinz,” a fairy tale dance with music by Benjamin Britten, 8 p.m. Oct. 13, 19 and 26, and 6 p.m. Oct. 27. For more information, call 0631-3675-209 or visit www.pfalztheater.de. Kammgarn Kaiserslautern: • Singer Megaloh presents hip hop and rap, 8 p.m. today. Tickets cost €16. • The band Stahlmann presents metal rock and gothic melodies, 8 p.m. Saturday. Ticktes cost €15. • Pauline Ngoc performs chansons by Edith Piaf, 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday. Tickets cost €14. • Fler presents hip hop and rap,

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Annweiler Chestnut fest Annweiler/Trifels will celebrate its annual chestnut fest Saturday and Sunday. Visitors can taste a wide variety of food and beverage specialties with chestnuts, such as soup, bratwurst, dumplings, cake, flammkuchen, crepes, honey, ice cream, liquor and beer. Children can enjoy rides on a merry-go-round. The crowning of the new chestnut princess will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday. Stores will be open from 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday. For details, visit www.trifelsland.de.

8 p.m. Oct. 11. Tickets cost €22. • The band Leo Hört Rauschen presents pop Indie, 8 p.m. Oct. 12. Tickets cost €12. • Singer and songwriter Vienna Teng performs 8 p.m. Oct. 17. Tickets cost €19. For more information, visit www.kammgarn.de. Fruchthalle, Kaiserslautern: • “Jazz Stage meets Five Elements,” with pianist Ying Wang, 8 p.m. today. Tickets cost €14. • The Philharmonie Salzburg/ David Orlowsky Trio presents “Symphonic Klezmer,” 8 p.m. Oct. 25. Tickets cost €17 to €25. For advance tickets, call the Kaiserslautern Tourist-Info at 0631-365-2317. • The German Radio Philharmonics Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern presents “Basson fantastique,” with works by André Jolivet, Carl Maria von Weber and Maurice Ravel, 1 p.m. Thursday. Lunch will be offered at noon. Tickets cost €21 with lunch and €12 without lunch. For advance tickets and to register for lunch, call Kaiserslautern Tourist-Info at 0631-365-2317. JUZ (Youth Center), Steinstrasse 47, Kaiserslautern: • Acoustic night with the bands Winterland and Dispyria presenting German rock, 8 p.m. Oct. 11. Tickets cost €6.50. For details, visit www.juz-kl.de. Bildhaus Music Club, Hahnbacherhof (near 67701 Schallodenbach): • The PubRocks and the Rock-aLettes present pop, rock and beat, 8:30 p.m. Saturday. Visit www.bildhaus-krueger.de/ termine for more information. Haus des Bürgers, RamsteinMiesenbach: • Country Night with the country band Louisiana on Tour, 8 p.m. Oct. 12. Tickets cost €10. • “Beatitude,” a song recital with soprano Daniela Schick and pianist Heribert Molitor, 5 p.m. Oct. 20. Tickets cost €12. For more information and reservations, visit www.hausdesbuergers.de or call

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Potato market in Wallhalben Wallhalben holds its potato market with presentations of traditional craftsmanship and medieval life, the election of a duchess, selling of arts and crafts, and musical entertainment Saturday and Sunday. Potato dishes such as potato pancakes, soup, fried potatoes, dumplings with sauce, potatoes with lobster and potato waffles will be served. For more information and directions, visit www.grumbeere-markt.de.

06371-592-220. Stadthalle Landstuhl: • “Green Boys,” a show about the traffic light figures with music, lights, dancing, acrobatics and magic, 8 p.m. Oct. 18. Tickets cost €19.50 to €28. For more information, visit www.stadthalle-landstuhl.de or call 06371-92340. English Theatre, Gallusanlage 7, Frankfurt: • “The Ruling Class,” a black comedy by Peter Barnes, today to Oct. 19. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays to Saturdays, and 6 p.m. Sundays. For more information, visit www.english-theatre.org.


• Kaiserslautern, Gartenschau, open to Oct. 31. Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Special events: Pumpkin festival features life-size figures made of pumpkins, through Oct. 31. Nostalgia exhibition and art forum in exhibition hall, through Oct. 31. Sunday: Protestant worship service with horn players, 11 a.m. in event hall. Plant swap meet, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in flower hall. For more information, visit www.gartenschau-kl.de. • Kaiserslautern, Japanese Garden open daily 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., through Oct. 31. For more information, visit www.japanischergarten.de. • Ramstein-Miesenbach, docu center Ramstein container village (Schernauer Strasse, across from school), exhibition on Americans in the Pfalz, 2 to 5 p.m.

Tuesdays to Fridays, and Sundays, to Oct. 13. Admission is free. For more information, visit dc-ramstein.de. • Kaiserslautern-Siegelbach, Zoo, Germany-wide zoo days, with demonstrations, horseback riding for children, falconer show, medieval presentations, Sunday. • Spesbach, village carnival, Saturday to Monday. • Schneckenhausen, village carnival, Sunday and Monday. • Olsbrücken, village carnival, Sunday. • Ramstein-Miesenbach, farmers market, Sunday. • Winnweiler, October carnival, Saturday to Monday. • Offenbach-Hundheim, vintners fest, today to Monday. • Bad Bergzabern, pumpkin market, Saturday. • Pirmasens, Messehalle, swap meet for coins, paper money, cards, Sunday.

Flea markets

• Kaiserslautern, Opel parking lot, Portal 4, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Oct. 12, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 20. • Kaiserslautern, Toom, Hoheneckerstrasse, Fridays and Saturdays. • Landstuhl, Kaufland, Thursdays. • Bad Dürkheim, Saline (salt-works), 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Oct. 12, and 2 to 6 p.m. Thursday. • Bad Dürkheim, Brunnenhalle, second-hand market, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

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Introducing the KMC’s newest residents

Kiyan Terry Thompson

Born at 8:25 p.m. July 28 at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center. Kiyan was 7 pounds and 19.5 inches long. Proud parents are Joshua and Rebecca Thompson from Philadelphia. The Thompsons are stationed at Kleber Kaserne.

Eva Aurelia Denson

Born at 6:47 a.m. July 6 at University Hospital Leuven in Belgium. Eva was 8 pounds, 14.5 ounces and 20.9 inches long. Proud parents are Capt. Reid Denson of Decatur, Ga., and Scarlett Denson of Trenton, Ga. Eva also joins big brother Thomas, 2. The family is stationed at U.S. Army Garrison Benelux in Brussels, Belgium.

Hunter Felix Eberly

Born at 10:41 p.m. July 2 at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center. Hunter was 7 pounds, 14 ounces and 20 inches long. Proud parents are Staff Sgt. Anthony and Vanessa Eberly from San Antonio. Hunter also joins big brother Jaxon. The family is stationed at Ramstein.

Share your new bundle of joy with the community! Send the Kaiserslautern American your baby’s photo (good quality photos only please) along with his/her name; date, time and place of birth; height and weight at birth; parents’ first an last names, as well as where you’re from; the name(s) of any siblings; and where you’re stationed. Send submissions to editor@ kaiserslauternamerican.com with “birth announcement” in the subject line. Birth announcements are run the first Friday of every month on a space available basis.

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Neustadt celebrates annual wine harvest fest Local stores will open for special shopping from 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday. Family Day with reduced prices at the carnival will take place Harvest time in Germany is also wine fest Wednesday. time. One of the highlights of the wine fest Neustadt’s Hetzelplatz will turn into a season is the annual German Wine Harvest giant wine probe location at 7 p.m. Thursday. Fest in Neustadt along the German Wine The “German Wine and Champagne Meeting Street through Oct. 14. Point,” made of little pavilions, will lure The German Wine Harvest Fest is considvisitors who want to sample wines from the ered the vintners’ Thanksgiving. For more nine wine villages belonging to Neustadt, the than 50 years, regional vintners have celother 13 wine-growing regions in Germany ebrated the event after finishing their seaand from the partner regions Piemont, Italy, sonal work in the vineyards and wine cellars. and Südlimburg, the Netherlands, through They now welcome the new season with new Oct. 14. wines. The highlight of the wine harvest fest will The traditional fest usually features a be Germany’s biggest vintners’ parade with reconstructed wine village set up in front more than 100 floats, bands, walking groups, Courtesy photo of the train station, the crowning of the costume groups and the Palatinate and German Palatinate Wine Queen, the election of the Neustadt along the German Wine Street celebrates its annual wine harvest fest wine queens at 2 p.m. Oct. 13. City officials with a carnival, wine village, music and fest parade through Oct. 14. German Wine Queen, a public wine tasting, expect more than 100,00 visitors. Germany’s biggest vintners’ fest parade and a car- “Federweisser,” the first new wine for that year. The fest will close out with a fireworks display at nival. “Federweisser” has a cloudy color and tastes more 9:30 p.m. Oct. 14. The wine village is made of little framework like grape juice than wine. It also contains less alcoFor more information, visit www.neustadt.eu. houses called “Haiselscher,” (from Palatinate dia- hol. It is still fermenting, and after a few weeks it The German railroad company, Deutsche Bahn, lect meaning little houses) and booths, where local loses its sweetness. offers trains from Kaiserslautern to Neustadt every wines and food specialties are sold. Next to the Haiselscher, radio station Antenne half hour. The Ticket 24 for individuals is €9, and A typical season specialty offered is Pfalz will entertain the audience from their stage. the Ticket 24+ for groups of two to five people “Zwiebelkuchen,” or onion cake. It is similar to A carnival with rides and a fest tent is near the costs €14.50. Both tickets are available at the ticket Quiche Lorraine and is customarily served with wine village. machines in the train station. by Petra Lessoing 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

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The base newspaper, guest directory and a local information guide are left on the desk of a hotel room to ensure guests have what they might need.

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A welcome note is left on the bed of a clean room awaiting new guests Sept. 25 on Ramstein.

Service goes extra mile at Air Force Inns

ABOVE: Air Force Inns housekeeper Waltraud Arnold cleans a microwave tray while providing standard cleaning services. LEFT: Waltraud Arnold (left) and Ute Spang, Air Force Inns housekeepers, work together to change the sheets in a hotel room. The Air Force Inns housekeepers’ mission is to provide quality facilities and service to lodging guests.

Photos by Senior Airman Hailey Haux 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs Air Force Inns has a total of 31 buildings on Ramstein, Vogelweh Landstuhl Regional Medical Center. There are 171 housekeepers assigned to keep the rooms in those buildings clean. Housekeepers have a big job to do. Aside from cleaning every room, they are in charge of reporting lost and found items, taking care of any maintenance that needs to be done, and reporting if anything is amiss. They also provide Air Force Inns’ guests with pertinent information, such as where the nearest vending machine is to where a good place to eat is. The facilities are constantly busy, therefore, teamwork is important in order to get the job done and keep the mission going. RIGHT: Air Force Inns housekeeper Ute Spang makes the bed in a hotel room Sept. 25 on Ramstein.

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ct 1 O , i r F – 4 t Fri, Oc EVENTS Trout days Now – Sun, Oct 6 Palatinate Forest, Various restaurants Experience the Kulinarische Forellentage (culinary trout days) until October 6 in the Palatinate Forest. Enjoy delicious freshly caught fish from local waters in about 11 restaurants. Visitors are given guided tours in German, organized at the fish farms in Iggelbach and Ramsen. For more info about the participating restaurants, contact the office of the Naturpark Pfälzerwald (Natural Park Palatinate Forest) at 06325-95520. Horror Nights Now – Wed, Nov 2 Rust, Europa Park Experience the Horror Nights at the amusement park Europa Park in Rust starting September 27 to November 2. Monsters, zombies, vampires and many more undead creatures will make sure you have an unforgettable spooky night. It is recommended not to bring children under the age of 16. For more details, dates and tickets see www.horror-nights.de. Grape harvest festival Now – Mon, Oct 14 Neustadt an der Weinstrasse, city center Visit one of the biggest winegrowing areas in Germany and celebrate the Weinlesefest (grape harvest festival) until October 14 in the city center of Neustadt an der Weinstrasse. Taste new wines and Palatinate dishes while live music is playing. Highlights of the Festival are the election of the new Palatinate Weinkönigin (wine queen) on October 4 and the huge parade of wine makers with more than 100 wagons on October 13. For more info in German see www.neustadt.eu. Late Night Shopping Sat, Oct 5 Heidelberg, City center Visit Heidelberg on October 5 for one of three Late Night Shopping events this year. Most of the shops in the city center will be open until 11 p.m. to present special offers and raffles due to the 35th anniversary of Heidelberg’s city marketing association. For more information in German see www.proheidelberg.de.

Afrika! Afrika! Sat, Oct 5 – Mon, Oct 7 Mainz, Phönixhalle Experience the wonderful show Afrika! Afrika! About four million people have already been enchanted by André Heller’s magical program. The show ranks among the most successful shows in International Show-Business with acrobats, musicians and dancers from all over Africa. For more info and tickets see www.afrikaafrika.de. Shepherd’s festival Sun, Oct 6 Edenkoben, Villa Ludwigshöhe Visit the 4th Schäferfest (shepherd’s festival) at the Villa Ludwigshöhe in Edenkoben on October 6 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Experience the life of a shepherd with hands-on activities, exhibitions, shows and interesting facts. Enjoy delicacies such as cheese, sausages, BBQ and more. For more info contact the office of the Naturpark Pfälzerwald (Natural Park Palatinate Forest) at 06325-95520 or see www.pfaelzerwald.de Weekly market Sat, Oct 12 Kaiserslautern, Stiftsplatz The weekly market at the Stiftsplatz in Kaiserslautern takes place every Tuesday and Saturday from 7 am to 1.30 pm. Fresh food, such as fruit, vegetables, fish, cheese, bakery products etc. as well as plants and takeaways will be offered. For more info in German see www.wochenmarkt-kaiserslautern.de. International book fair Sat, Oct 12 - Sun, Oct 13 Frankfurt, Messegelände Visit the world’s biggest book fair, the Frankfurter Buchmesse, each day from 9 a.m. Find out about new international trends in literature, the comic scene, education and more. More than 100 countries are represented by more than 7.000 exhibitors. During the fair a huge variety of activities for children and adults will take place as well as interviews with authors. For more info and the detailed program see www.buchmesse.de. Hot Africa Circus Fri, Oct 18 Kaiserslautern, Fruchthalle See a special circus show in the Frucht-

halle Kaiserslautern on October 18 from 8 p.m., the Hot Africa Circus. More than 20 artist, dancers and musicians in traditional African war paint present a magical show. The highlight is the world famous egg man who is listed in the Guiness World Records for balancing 350 eggs on his head as a symbol for life. For more info and tickets between €20.55 and €36.40 see www.eventim.de. Halloween party Fri, Oct 18 Mühltal, Burg Frankenstein Visit Burg Frankenstein in Mühltal on October 18 for the first Halloween party this year, starting at 8 p.m. The 1000 year old castle becomes home to 99 monsters, vampires and undead creatures hiding in dark corners to scare the living daylights out of passing Halloween guests. A variety of scary stage plays will support the creepy atmosphere. For more info in German, further dates and tickets for €23 see www.frankenstein-halloween.de. New wine festival Fri, Oct 18 – Sun, Oct 20 Rüdesheim, Marktplatz Celebrate the Tage des Federweissen (days of freshly made wine) at the Marktplatz Rüdesheim from October 18 to 20, starting on Friday at 3 pm. A huge variety of local wine makers present their new wines and typical food while live bands are playing on all three days. On Sunday a Thanks Giving church service and a parade will take place. The second part of the festival will take place from October 25 to 27. For more info in German see www.tage-des-federweissen.de. Oktobermarkt Fri, Oct 18 – Mon, Oct 28 Kaiserslautern, Messeplatz This year’s Oktobermarkt (October market) will take place from October 18 to 28 at the Messeplatz. The event is also called “Lautrer Kerwe” (Kaiserslautern fair) and is the biggest folk festival in the Western Palatinate. Enjoy a huge variety of rides, raffles and shooting galleries at the fairground. Take a break at one of the many stands offering food, drinks and sweets lining the alleys along the fairground. For more info in German see www.kaiserslautern.de.

CONCERTS Syndicate Festival Sat, Oct 5 Dortmund, Westfalenhalle Celebrate at the biggest festival for hard styles of electronic music, the Syndicate Festival in the Westfalenhalle in Dortmund on October 5 from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. On four floors national and international headliners as well as newcomers present hardcore, hardstyle, hardtechno and techno music to 20.000 fans. For more info and tickets in advance for €46 see www.syndicate-festival.de. Shaggy Fri, Oct 11 Frankfurt, Gibson See the Jamaican Reggea-Pop musician Shaggy in the Gibson club in Frankfurt on October 11, starting at 7.30 p.m. In 2001 he became famous with his song “It wasn’t me”. For more info and tickets from €44.85 see www.eventim.de. Icona Pop Fri, Oct 11 Frankfurt, Batschkapp Enjoy a concert by the Electro pop Duo Icona Pop on October 11 in the club Batschkapp in Frankfurt, starting at 7.30 p.m. The women from Sweden became famous with their song “I love it”. For more info and tickets from €20.50 see www.eventim.de. SPORT Adler Mannheim – Ice hockey match Sun, Oct 6 Mannheim, SAP Arena Visit the ice hockey match Adler Mannheim vs. Eisbären Berlin on October 6, starting at 5.45 p.m. Tickets are between €12 and €39 and available at www.tickets.saparena.de. Rhein-Neckar Löwen – Handball game Wed, Oct 9 Mannheim, SAP Arena Watch the Rhein-Neckar Löwen play against the HSG Wetzlar in this handball match, starting at 8.15 p.m. on October 9. The game will take place as part of the national league. Tickets are between €10 and €36 and available at www.tickets.saparena.de.

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Kingfish rock first meet T he Kaiserslautern Kingfish hosted their season opening meet of the 2013-2014 season Sept. 21 at the Ramstein Aquatic Center. In keeping with tradition, the Kingfish delivered a victory for new head coach Karina Plocek, who took the helm of the Kingfish this season. The Kingfish hosted the Weisbaden Wahoos, the Aviano Sea Dragons, the Eifel Sharks and the Lakenheath Barracudas. There was excitement from the opening buzzer, when the Wahoos edged out the Kingfish in three of the four first place finishes in the initial relays. When the individual events began, the Kingfish steadily gained momentum and points and finished strongly, with 1,130 points to the

Wahoos’ 841, the Sea Dragons’ 349, the Eifel’s 172 and the Barracuda’s 90. “Good times and good racing,” Plocek’s said about the day. Indeed, many swimmers posted impressive time drops. Twenty-one swimmers dropped time in all three of their individual events with two swimmers, Saya Spells, 8, and Andrew Hendrickson, 10, chopping a total of more than 40 seconds each from their seed times. Also impressive was brand new swimmer Gracyn Haas, who at only 6 years old showed incredible technical proficiency. Male swimmers on the team had a day to write home about, with the entire 13-19 group entered in the 100meter butterfly dropping time. Patrick Baty, Javier Quinones, Gabriel Reyes and Gavin Kim also swept the top

Crud tournament

The second annual Ramstein Crud Tournament will take place today at the Ramstein Officers’ Club. It is open to all KMC organizations and sponsored by the 2012 champions, U.S. Air Forces in Europe A5/8/9. The first match will be held at 4:30 p.m. Cost is $10 per team. For team reservations, email usafea8x.a8x@us.af.mil or call 480-7764. For more information, visit http:// en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crud_(game).

Breast cancer walk

Landstuhl Regional Medical Center hosts its annual Breast Cancer Awareness 5K Run/Walk Saturday. The run will start and end at the LRMC track. There is no registration fee. Registration takes place on the day of the run from 1 to 2:15 p.m. The race begins at 2:30 p.m. Dogs are welcome. There will be awards for various categories, including the Best Dressed “Pink Man” Award. Join us as we support the fight against breast cancer. For more information, contact LRMCbreastcancer@yahoo.com.

Basketball clinic, tournament

The IMCOM-E Basketball Officials’ Clinic and Practicum Tournament will take place Tuesday to Oct. 11 at IMCOM-E Headquarters, Bldg. 111, Room 153 on Sembach Kaserne. The Basketball Officials’ Clinic will be held at 10 a.m. from Tuesday to Oct. 11, and the Practicum Basketball Tournament will take place Oct. 11. The first six men and women teams that sign up may participate in this free, double elimination tournament. Open to ID cardholders 18 years and older. To register for the clinic, contact Tony Lee at 475-7576 or 0964183-7576, or tony.lee2naf@mail.mil. To register for the tournament, contact Quinton Floyd at 493-2087 or 0631-3406-2087.

four spots in the boys 13/14 100-meter freestyle. A number of Kingfish swimmers set new team records. In the 400meter time trials, Annika Zimmerer, 9, smashed the old record by 27 seconds, setting a new mark of 6:32.03. Not to be outdone, Leomar Ayala, 9, broke the record set by Cooper Peterson last year (8:00.76) with a time of 6:38.92. A new 10-year-old boy’s record was also set by big brother Gabriel, at 6:33.34. In the 800-meter freestyle, veteran Danielle Davis broke the 2004 record set by Teri Plotkin, coming in at 10:01.32. Matthew Cembrano also reset the 11-year-old boy’s record with a new mark of 12:27.13. In an effort bound to catch the attention of 13/14 boys around the league, newcomer Matthew

Dodgeball Invitational

The Dodgeball Invitational will be held at 10 a.m. Oct. 26 at the Landstuhl Physical Fitness Center, Bldg. 3720 on Landstuhl Post. There should be eight-player teams. Team entry costs $5. Register on the day of the event, from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Open to ID cardholders 18 and over and not in high school. For more information, call 486-7172 or 06371-86-7172.

Unit level basketball league

Those interested in playing in the unit level basketball league beginning in November must sign up by Nov. 7. Games will be held at the Miesau Physical Fitness Center, Bldg. 1220 on Miesau Army Depot. There will be a coaches meeting at 6 p.m. Nov. 7 at the Rhine Ordnance Barracks Fitness Center, Bldg. 172. Units wishing to participate should contact Quinton Floyd at 493-2087 or 0631-3406-2087, or quinton.floyd.civ@mail.mil.

Volleyball players needed

Men and women are needed to fill spots on U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz community level volleyball teams. If you are an experienced player (18 years old or older and out of high school), contact one of the following individuals: » Wilford “Lefty” Byrd, wilford.w.byrd.ctr@mail. mil, 481-3558 or 0160-6666102 » Ariana Suerodelgado, ariana.suerodelgado@dla. mil, 483-4023 or 0174-9453248 » Capt. Paolo Briones, paolo.c.briones.mil@mail.mil, 484-7997 or 0171-7705358

Recreational soccer

Meet new people, get in shape and play soccer from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Sunday at the Miesau Fitness Center, Bldg. 1220. Open to U.S. ID

Pohlmiller demolished the old 800meter freestyle of 10:04.46 set in 2006 with a new time of 9:36.96. Bobby Gaston, 16, broke his own record in the 100-meter backstroke with a new mark of 2:34.67. The biggest surprise of the meet was the very unexpected arrival of 2008 and 2012 Olympian and former world record holder Kate Zeigler. She stopped in for a short visit, speaking with many swimmers and giving them encouraging words. Her visit was a highlight for many! The next meet for the Kingfish will be in Hohenfels Oct. 13. If Saturday’s meet is any indication, the Kingfish are off to a great start for their 20132014 season! (Courtesy of the Kaiserslautern Kingfish)

cardholders ages 16 and over, Department of Defense civilians and retirees. To play or for more information, contact Robert Michels at 486-8939 or 06371-86-8939.

Indoor fall soccer clinics

Sign up your child or youth for SKIESUnlimited indoor fall soccer clinics, taught by professional soccer coaches. Clinics are held until December at the Special Events Center, Bldg. 237 on Rhine Ordnance Barracks, for ages 3-18. To find out more or to enroll, contact Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation One Stop Shop, Bldg. 3810 on Landstuhl Post, or Parent Central Services, Bldg. 2898 on Pulaski Barracks, at 493-4516/4122 or 0631-34064516/4122.

Take a Hike

The newest version of Take a Hike, your volksmarching guide to the KMC, is now online at www.kaiserslauternamerican.com.

Youth tennis classes

The Child, Youth and School Services SKIESUnlimited program presents youth tennis classes for youth ages 6 to 18. Class types available are groups, individual and camps. For more information and to register, contact Parent Central Services, Bldg. 2898 on Pulaski Barracks, at 493-4516/4122 or 0631-3406-4516/4122, or the Landstuhl One Stop Shop, Bldg. 3810, at 486-8943 or 06371-86-8943.


Pilates classes take place from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Fridays in Bldg. 3720 on Landstuhl. For more information, call 486-7172 or 06371-867172.

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Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 3D (PG) 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 4 p.m., 6:30 p.m. Insidious Chapter 2 (PG-13) 11 a.m., 4:30 p.m., 10 p.m. Riddick (R) 1:45 p.m., 7:15 p.m. The Butler (PG-13) 11 a.m., 9 p.m. Prisoners (R) 1:45 p.m., 7:30 p.m. Battle of the Year 3D (PG-13) 5 p.m. Getaway (PG-13) 11 a.m. Paranoia (PG-13) 9 p.m. SATURDAY - Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 3D (PG) 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 4 p.m., 6:30 p.m. Insidious Chapter 2 (PG-13) 11 a.m., 4:30 p.m., 10 p.m. Riddick (R) 1:45 p.m., 7:15 p.m. The Butler (PG-13) 11 a.m., 9 p.m. Prisoners (R) 1:45 p.m., 7:30 p.m. Battle of the Year 3D (PG-13) 5 p.m. Getaway (PG-13) 11 a.m. Paranoia (PG-13) 9 p.m. SUNDAY Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 3D (PG) 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 4 p.m., 6:30 p.m. Insidious Chapter 2 (PG-13) 11 a.m., 4:30 p.m. Riddick (R) 1:45 p.m., 7:15 p.m. The Butler (PG-13) 2:15 p.m. Prisoners (R) 11 a.m., 7:45 p.m. Battle of the Year 3D (PG-13) 3:45 p.m. Getaway (PG-13) 11 a.m. Paranoia (PG-13) 1:15 p.m., 6:30 p.m. Kick-Ass 2 (R) 5:15 p.m. MONDAY - Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 3D (PG) 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 4 p.m., 6:30 p.m. Insidious Chapter 2 (PG-13) 1:45 p.m., 7:15 p.m. Riddick (R) 11 a.m., 4:30 p.m. The Butler (PG-13) 11 a.m., 7:45 p.m. Prisoners (R) 1:45 p.m. Battle of the Year 3D (PG-13) 3:45 p.m. Getaway (PG-13) 11 a.m. Paranoia (PG-13) 1:15 p.m., 6:30 p.m. Kick-Ass 2 (R) 5:15 p.m. TUESDAY - Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (PG) 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 4 p.m., 6:30 p.m. Insidious Chapter 2 (PG-13) 11 a.m., 4:30 p.m. Riddick (R) 1:45 p.m., 7:15 p.m. The Butler (PG-13) 2:15 p.m. Prisoners (R) 11 a.m., 7:45 p.m. Battle of the Year (PG-13) 3:45 p.m. Getaway (PG-13) 11 a.m. Paranoia (PG-13) 1:15 p.m., 6:30 p.m. Kick-Ass 2 (R) 5:15 p.m. WEDNESDAY - Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 3D (PG) 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 4 p.m., 6:30 p.m. Insidious Chapter 2 (PG-13) 1:45 p.m., 7:15 p.m. Riddick (R) 11 a.m., 4:30 p.m. The Butler (PG-13) 11 a.m., 7:45 p.m. Prisoners (R) 1:45 p.m. Battle of the Year 3D (PG-13) 3:45 p.m. Getaway (PG-13) 11 a.m. Paranoia (PG-13) 1:15 p.m., 6:30 p.m. Kick-Ass 2 (R) 5:15 p.m. THURSDAY - Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 3D (PG) 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 4 p.m., 6:30 p.m. Insidious Chapter 2 (PG-13) 11 a.m., 4:30 p.m. Riddick (R) 1:45 p.m., 7:15 p.m. The Butler (PG-13) 2:15 p.m. Prisoners (R) 11 a.m., 7:45 p.m. Battle of the Year 3D (PG-13) 3:45 p.m. Getaway (PG-13) 11 a.m. Paranoia (PG-13) 1:15 p.m., 6:30 p.m. Kick-Ass 2 (R) 5:15 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.

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FRI OCT 04 - WED OCT 09 In Digital 3D: Gravity (PG13)Fri - Sun 15:45, 18:00, 19:45, Mon - Wed 16:00, 18:00, 20:00 2 Guns (R)- Fri - Wed 18:00 Despicable Me 2 (PG)- Sat & Sun 13:30 In 2D: Gravity (PG13)- Fri 16:45, 20:45, 22:30, Sat 13:30, 16:45, 20:45, 22:30, Sun 13:30, 16:45, 20:45, Mon - Wed 17:00, 21:00 Rush (PG13)- Fri 18:30, Sat & Sun 15:45, Mon - Wed 18:45 Turbo (PG)- Fri 16:00, Sat & Sun 13:30, 16:15, Mon - Wed 16:00 Still showing: Riddick, We´re The Millers, White House Down Puzzle courtesy of http://thinks.com/

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Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (PG) — After a devastating food storm caused by his machine, Flint Lockwood and his friends are forced to leave the town of Swallow Falls. Flint now works at The Live Corp Company for his idol Chester V, but he’s forced to leave his post when he learns that his most infamous machine is still operational and is churning out menacing food-animal hybrids. Starring Bill Hader and Anna Faris.

ACROSS 1 Laminated mineral 5 Health facility 8 Indian stork 14 Sweet-smelling 16 Antenna 17 Powerless 18 Andre of tennis 19 Eminent conductor 20 Cop __ 21 Entirely 25 Love beads wearer 29 Cupid in art 30 Flagrant 31 Snowball 35 Chicago area 36 Guggenheim display 37 Rev. Roberts 38 City south of Tijuana 41 Celestial attendants 43 On again 44 “Casino __” 45 Proficiency 48 Automaton 49 Southern Mexican 54 An outer planet 56 In the latest style 57 Brief time 58 Begin 59 Stuck around 60 Earl Grey, e.g. 61 Lady Macbeth’s problem DOWN 1 Disable 2 “___ La Douce” 3 Make do 4 Pop singer Tori 5 Small sturgeon 6 ___ Noir (red wine) 7 Play a role 8 Battery type 9 Henley event 10 Study of handwriting 11 Window alternative 12 Kind of printer 13 Inter ___ 15 Reach

22 Function 23 Unexpected blow? 24 Enumeration follower 25 Hearty companion? 26 Golf-bag item 27 Old hands 28 Bills 32 Acreage 33 Lofty 34 End of a threat 36 Pit passage 39 Sea god 40 Pub brew 41 Pastoral setting 42 Sartre classic 45 French landscape painter 46 Presidential hopeful 47 Not a soul 48 Jamaican exports 50 Buyer caveat 51 Lip-balm target 52 Choir part 53 Putin’s refusal 55 Regular: Abbr. 56 Cambridge college

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Enkenbach-Alsenborn house 200sqm prefered living area excl fittings BIK 3BR attic garage garden roof terr €1390 Call: 015251914840 Freestanding House, 186Sqm, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, 1 Living/ Dining Room, 3 balcony, BIK, Features: Pantry, Yard, Floor Heating, Attic, Garage, 1180, 0173/ 6665446 FSH in Erzenhausen, 12 km to RAB, 180 m2m, 3-4 BR, 3.5 Baths, Liv/Din-Area, BIK, Storage, Yard, Patio, Garage, Floor heating, Fireplace, Pets allowed, Rent: 1400 Euro + utilities, Avail: September 15, 2013.Reduced fee!For more information please contact G.I. Bill Pay Service & Real Estate: 06371-465407 or 01601065196 or ramstein@gibill pay.com www.gibillpay.com/reale state FSH in Haschbach, school district Ramstein, 5 BR, 2.5 baths, liv./din.room, BIK, storage, pantry, fire place, studio, garden, yard, carport, basement, pond, rent 1325 EUR, avail. 11/1/2013, contact GI Bill Pay Service & Real Estate at 0160-1065196 or 06371465407 or e-mail to ramstein@gi billpay.com. View more listings at www.gibillpay.com/realestate FSH in Huetschenhausen, 8 km to RAB, 220 m², 6 BR, 2.5 Baths, BIK, Liv/Din, Basement, Yard, Double-Garage, Pets neg., Avail: Oct. 15,2013. Rent: 1550 Euro + util.Reduced fee!For more information please contact G.I. Bill Pay Service & Real Estate: 06371465407 or 0160-1065196 or ram stein@gibillpay.com http://www.gi billpay.com/realestate FSH in Kottweiler-Schwanden. Turmstraße 10. Avail 15 Oct, 2013, 300sqm, 6 rms, kitchen, liv/ dinrm with fireplace, big hallway, sunroom, 2 baths, basement, garage, park spot, and big garden. €2180 + util. 06324-4454 or 01702473900 FSH in Mackenbach, 132sqm, balc, carport, basem, 3BR, 2baths, bik, livrm, dirm, built-in cupboards in attic, partly furnished. 06374-6166 or 06374993980 FSH on the country side, perfect for home schooling, 25km to Sembach, 230 m²,4-5 BR, 2.5 Baths, BIK, liv/din-Area, Basement, Double-Garage, Yard, Fireplace, Pets welcome, Avail:Oct.1,2013, Rent:1460 Euro + util. Reduced fee! For more information please contact G.I. Bill Pay Service & Real Estate: 06371-465407 or 01601065196 or ramstein@gibill pay.com http://www.gibill pay.com/realestate Homburg Sand., 1Fam house, close to forest, 5BR, new BIK, 2baths, new renovated, garge. €2050. Avail now. 06386-9998901 House for rent, 6km from ramstein 6 bedrooms, 2 build in kitchens, large living/diningroom, 3 bathrooms, basement, garage, large terrace, balcony, garden, yard pets are aloud. Rent 1500 plus utilities.House is in a quiet area.Contact: 0171-9676046 Kindsbach: Comfortable House with garage, 4BR/2,5BA, yard € 1.100,- + util 01573-5731500 www.GermaWild-Immobilien.de

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Rehweiler: freestanding, 5 bedr., 2 ½ bathh, living-dinigrm., built-inkit., basement, garage, yard, 2.000,-- € + util www.agra-immobi lien.de 06371-57656 Reichenbach-Steegen, Horststrasse 6, 90sqm, bik, no pets, avail now. €580+utl. 06371-62411 or 0174-8457197 Schwedelbach: Freest house with yard, 3BR/2BA, terrace, carport, € 1.100,- + util 015735731500 www.GermaWild-Immobi lien.de Sembach 8 - Kaiserslautern 15 min. Countryhouse new: 190sqm, 2BR, 2livrm, 2 bath, jacuzzi, nice yard, No Pets, 1330 €, 2 garages w/elec door 80 €, + utiles.01789837620 contact http:// www.mein-wellness-ferien haus.de/countryhouse/index.html Siegelbach, 235sqm, 5 bed/3 bath, fireplace, floor heating, storage, yard, carport, 1650 euro+ut, av. now, Ph. 0172-6855976 or kka.immobilien@icloud.com Steinwenden, 1FSH, big garden, garage, 160sqm, 5 min to RAB. €1250+util. 015221615388

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HOUSES FOR RENT Spesbach: 6 Bedr., 3 Bathr., house completely renovated, bathr. Renewed, new kitchen, 2 Garages € 2.080,-- RE/MAX Dreamhomes 4 U, Landstuhl, Kaiserstr. 4, Tel. 01704116990Info-landstuhl@re max.de Unique and beautiful FSH 25 km to RAB, 186 m², 3 BR, 2 Baths, BIK, Liv/Din-Area, Studio, Storage, Double-Carport, Yard, Energy efficient heat pump, Fireplace, Avail: August 2013, Rent: 1350 Euro + util including carport.Reduced Fee! For more information please contact G.I. Bill Pay Service & Real Estate: 06371-465407 or 0160-1065196 or ramstein@gi billpay.com, www.gibillpay.com Weilerbach - Erzenhausen, modern FSH, 270sqm, 4 bed, 2.5 bath, studio loft, big garage, €2025, Call Melinda: 01726855976 or kka.immobilien@ic loud.com Weilerbach - Free standing house in quiet neighborhood with a large furnished unit, fully equipped incl. large back yard, cable, AFN & High Speed Internet, free phone world wide included. Great for families when PCSing IN and OUT 10 minutes to RAB & Vogelweh - short walk to restaurants & stores. Pets welcome!! 0179 531 0274. Weltersbach: duplex, 6 bedr., 2 ½ bath, living-dingrm., built-inkit., garage, yard, 2.040,-- € + util www.agra-immobilien.de 0637157656

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Wounded Warrior Project is seeking qualified applicants for a full-time, salaried Warrior Outreach Coordinator (WOC) position to support WWP Alumni and outreach programs in the LRMC and Ramstein area. The WOC is responsible for regularly communicating, networking, mentoring, and conducting outreach to Wounded Warriors located in the major military facilities/installations. The successful candidate will also coordinate with family members and the DOD/VBA/VHA offices to ensure that warriors’ needs and medical care are met. This position also assists with the planning of WWP Alumni events (recreational activities, Project Odyssey, etc.) and also serves as a WWP representative at events benefitting the organization (i.e., media opportunities, fundraising events, etc.).

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A unique celebration on chestnuts. Great specialities and entertainment.

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