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Operation Allies Refuge: Ramstein continues providing aid, comfort to evacuees

A three-day-old baby born to evacuee parents at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, receives phototherapy for a case of jaundice at 521st Air Mobility Operation Wing’s Hangar 5 prior to boarding a flight at Ramstein Air Base, Sept. 2. Master Sgt. Steve Brooks shields her eyes from the sun. Brooks is a Religious Affairs Airman from the Alabama National Guard serving at Ramstein in support of Operation Allies Refuge. Photo by Maj. Tania Bryan

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COMMENTARY: A message from 86 AW commander To all service members, families, and friends of the greater Ramstein area – For three weeks, we have conducted one of the most consequential and expansive humanitarian missions in the history of the United States. Since Aug. 20 more than 200 flights and 35,000 Afghan evacuees have arrived at Ramstein Air Base, where you have sheltered, fed, and cared for them. Your determination and dedication to accomplishing this mission has been remarkable. There are endless heartwarming stories and acts of kindness occurring at Ramstein. Babies born on the flight line and Landstuhl Regional Medical Center; soccer games with military members and children in the pods; reunions of families and friends who were separated during travel but reunited here; and countless individual acts that give hope to each person transitioning to a new life. While this mission has been unrelenting and ever-changing, each of you – Airmen, Soldiers, Guardians, NGOs, German Polizei, civic leaders,

interagency, host nation partners, and countless family members — have done more than could ever be anticipated, asked, or expected. You have gone beyond the call of duty and have once again defined selfless service. Over the next couple of weeks, we will continue to care for and protect our guests as they prepare for their onward journey. Please continue to take care of yourselves and each other as exhaustion sets in. This is a physically and emotionallydemanding operation, and we need each of you to emerge from this experience strong and resilient. We are saving lives. We are providing hope. We are showing compassion. The United States military is the greatest force for good in the history of the world, and each of you prove that every day. I could not be more proud to be a part of this team and the history we are making. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. – Brig. Gen. Josh Olson, 86th Airlift Wing commander

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Meghan Ballard, 423rd Security Forces pass and registration supervisor assigned to Royal Air Force Alconbury, England, plays a game with children during Operation Allies Refuge at Ramstein Air Base, Aug. 31. Volunteers work around the clock to support evacuees during their time at Ramstein. Ramstein Air Base transformed into U.S. European Command’s primary evacuation hub, supporting one of the largest, most complex humanitarian airlift operations in history. Photo by Senior Airman Jennifer Zima

U.S. Air Force Capt. Danielle Holland, left, 48th Surgical Operations Squadron obstetrics and gynaecology technician, and U.S. Army Lt. Col. L. Rene Key, right, director of Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center Obstetrics and Gynaecology Course at Ft. Hood, Texas, provide medical care to an evacuee at Ramstein Air Base, Aug. 20. Ramstein provides safe, temporary lodging for evacuees from Afghanistan as part of Operation Allies Refuge over the course of the next several weeks. A medical pod with OBGYN care is available for expectant mothers and newborn babies in need of emergency treatment. Photo by Senior Airman Taylor Slater

U.S. Army Gen. Mark A. Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, coins German service members responsible for evacuee pre-flight screening, during a visit to Ramstein Air Base, Sept. 4. Milley came to Ramstein to see firsthand what the U.S. and other regional partners and allies are doing to support Operation Allies Refuge. Ramstein is providing temporary lodging, food, water and medical services to evacuees while they await transportation to other transient locations. Photo by Airman Edgar Grimaldo

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German allies partner with RAB in support of OAR Story and photos by Senior Airman Kiaundra Miller 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs The German military sent 200 volunteers to Ramstein Air Base, in support of Operation Allies Refuge throughout the months of August and September. The arrival of the German military came in response to tremendous demand and a limited number of U.S. military members being capable of supporting due to normal mission operations remaining unchanged. “It’s been immensely helpful having this joint effort and having everyone come together as a team,” said U.S. Air Force Capt. Todd Locke, 786th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal flight commander and Pod three commander. “Ramstein can only provide so many additional bodies, having the augmentation of the Germans and the other services that are here helping have been huge. We’ve gone from 20 volunteers trying to take care of 3,000 to close to 60.” Despite the short notice, the German military response and integration with American and other allied countries was nearly immediate. Upon hearing about a potential response being needed, the German military had their teams sitting alert until their services were officially requested. “We spoke to our forces to make a reconnaissance team to see where we could support and where it was reasonable to support, from there I prepared the participating military police companies and placed them on hold,” said German Feldjaeger Capt. Roman Kraus, leader for the coordination of the military police at RAB. “Once we heard we were good to go, I alerted all of our supporters to get in their cars and come here as fast as possible, and by the next day, we started our entire response.” The German military response has benefited the Afghan evacuees by giving them access to food more quickly and ensuring sufficient support to provide other needs within the pods are met. “The German services have been a big help with food distribution, interacting and playing with the kids.” Locke said. “They’ve been providing a safe environment for everyone, as well as crowd control. When we have contractors in to clean the facilities, they’ve been helping the truck through and are able to communicate with the German truck drivers, bridging the gap of the language barrier that we have.”

A German service member stands at the food tent with volunteer U.S. Airmen prior to serving lunch to evacuees at Ramstein Air Base, Sept. 5. The arrival of the German military came in response to a limited number of U.S. military members being capable of supporting due to tremendous demand and normal mission operations remaining unchanged. Photo by Senior Airman Kiaundra Miller

Partnerships like this are what the U.S. Air Force strives for. Providing opportunities to work together in unity and promote mission readiness globally remains at the forefront of every mission. “Anytime we have the opportunity to work outside of our branch, especially in joint and different environments, we learn their operations and understand how to communicate with them,” Locke said. “It allows us to learn the different nuances surrounding their culture and military; learning their rank structure, how they operate if they’re put in a situation similar to OAR or something completely different. We understand how their military is built, what the different sections are, and know their culture, it helps us bridge that gap quicker.” Missing something in your life?

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KMC BLOTTER

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AUGUST 30 2:44 a.m.: Driving under the influence in Ramstein-Miesenbach AUGUST 31 9:39 p.m.: Driving under the influence/ major traffic collision in Weilerbach SEPTEMBER 1 9:27 a.m.: Major traffic collision on A6-E50 towards Saabruecken 6:31 p.m.: Major traffic collision in Huetschenhausen 6:42 p.m.: Major traffic collision in Landstuhl SEPTEMBER 2 Nothing significant to report SEPTEMBER 3 Nothing significant to report

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SEPTEMBER 4 12:04 a.m.: Driving while impaired in Kaiserslautern 12:43 a.m.: Driving under the influence in Kaiserslautern 2:05 a.m.: Driving while impaired in Kaiserslautern 5:20 a.m.: Driving while impaired in Kaiserslautern 7:25 a.m.: Driving while impaired in Kaiserslautern SEPTEMBER 5 7:05 a.m.: Driving under the influence/ fleeing the scene of traffic accident in Kaiserslautern 6:23 p.m.: Major traffic collision in Nanzdietschweiler

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

THE HOUSING HYPE

Got bulk? No problem! This month, the Housing Office will provide access to dumpsters for Ramstein Townhouse residents who need to discard their bulk trash. Authorized items: »» Furniture »» Chairs »» Mattresses »» Carpet »» Suitcases »» Strollers »» Laminate »» Large Toys »» Bulky Household Items Monday, Sep. 20, 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Dumpster Location in Ramstein Bldg 1107 Parking lot Bldg 868 along the fence Items not authorized: »» Electronic items must be taken to the Recycling Center. »» Hazardous waste (batteries and printers cartridges) »» HazMat Disposal Facility at RAB (Bldg. 2028) »» Car batteries/parts only Auto Hobby Shop (Bldg.2136) or Junk Yard

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PCS in/out? Personnel residing off-base can only deliver materials generated at home 60 days after arrival or if they are finalizing a PCS move and have PCS orders with them at the time of delivery. Please contact the following recycling centers for additional information: »» Ramstein Recycle Center: Bldg# 2045, North of the Southside Fitness Center COM: 0162-2903316 »» Kapaun/Vogelweh Recycle Center: Bldg# 2820, Across from Vehicle Registration DSN: 480-4191 or COM: 01739192184 »» Landstuhl Recycle Center: Bldg# 93701, Near Barracks Bldg 3707 DSN: 486-6881 or COM: 06317-86-6881

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86 AW Retiree Activities Office The RAO is holding a Retiree Appreciation Day for all retired military, dependents, surviving family members and retired DOD civilians at the Ramstein Officers Club, Oct. 14, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. The RAO is open and has moved to building 2118, room 138 on the ground floor. In-person visits and appointments are limited at this time. Contact us via phone DSN 480-5486/ Comm 06371-47-5486 or email to 86aw.rao@ us.af.mil Ramstein Bazaar The Ramstein Bazaar has been rescheduled to Oct. 21-24. USAREUR office closed The Ramstein USAREUR office will be temporarily closed in support of ongoing operations. Appointments are available at U.S. Army Garrison Kleber Kaserne. DSN: 314-5282434/2432/2433/2436 Comm: 0049-631-143528-2433/2432 86 MDG service update Due to current operations on Ramstein Air Base, the 86th Medical Group will be limiting routine care appointments until further notice. Many medical professionals have been redirected to support the emergency evacuation operation and the healthcare requirements of this on-going situation. Service members and military dependents will have access to limited acute clinical care, which can be scheduled through the appointment line. If the clinic cannot meet a patient’s immediate needs, the member will receive information about alternative care options. Landstuhl Regional Medical Center remains available for emergency situations. We appreciate your patience during this time.

Visitor passes service update Due to current operations on Ramstein Air Base, non-essential visitor passes will not be issued until further notice. This includes AAFES and DECA facilities. Residents of Ramstein Air Base may receive visitors passes for their family, but must have proof of base residency (TLF receipt, base housing assignment memorandum). Only official passes will be issued to support base operations. We appreciate your patience during this time as we know this may upset plans. Air Force official photos Due to current operations on Ramstein Air Base, official photos are canceled until further notice. Registry of Motor Vehicles closure Due to a temporary work force shortage and a lag in the hiring process, the USAREUR Registry of Motor Vehicles customer service desk located in building 216 on Sembach Kaserne is closed on Fridays. This temporary action will continue through September. Please plan accordingly. ATTN: Those packing up and leaving the KMC Many members wait too long to begin the household goods moving process, thereby causing additional stress and delays. The 86th Logistics Readiness Squadron Personal Property Office advises movers to call them three weeks before moving to begin the booking process. COVID-19 updates for KMC Looking for updated information regarding coronavirus and changes to base facilities? Visit www.ramstein.af.mil/COVID-19/

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86 CS brings 5G to RAB

U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 86th Communications Squadron, finalize the setup of a 5G mobile cell truck at Ramstein Air Base, Sep. 3. In support of Operation Allies Refuge, Airmen assigned to 86th CS setup a 5G mobile cell truck to provide efficient internet along the flightline. Photos by Airman Jared Lovett

U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 86th Communications Squadron look up at an antenna at Ramstein Air Base, Sep. 3. 86th CS Airmen set up a 5G mobile cell truck to expand the cellular service along the flight line in support of Operation Allies Refuge.

by Senior Airman Kiaundra Miller 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs The 86th Communications Squadron, with the help of the 786th Civil Engineer Squadron and Vodaphone, activated a oneof-a-kind, 5G mobile cell truck at Ramstein Air Base, Sep. 3. For Operation Allies Refuge to run efficiently, Airmen need internet access along the flightline to perform their duties and assist evacuees to other transient locations. “The Department of State and other government agencies are processing evacuees through hangars and in order to do that, they’ll need internet connection,” said U.S. Air

Force Master Sgt. Katrina Williams, 86th CS section chief of plans and requirements. Operation Allies Refuge is bringing Airmen from all over the world to Ramstein to help assist the mission. “With so many volunteers coming in to help, the cell phone coverage has been very saturated,” said U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Ron Richards, 86th CS noncommissioned officer in charge of cable operations. “5G provides more capability, faster bandwidth, better speeds and it’s more reliable.” 86th CS Airmen also partnered with TKS to provide a WiFi connection inside each of the hangers. For the WiFi coverage to work properly, a mobile cell tower was needed in the

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U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 86th Communications Squadron, place protection around the inner ducts for the fiber optic cables connected to a 5G cell tower at Ramstein Air Base, Sep. 3.

area due to the connection on the flightline being poor. “We’ve supported hangars one, two and five,” said Richards. “We set up communications for the Joint Mobility Processing Center to help the in-processing folks and I know we were able to cut the Department of Homeland Security processing times down from what they originally were.” The 86th CS has expanded NIPR access to Airmen along the flightline, like setting up equipment for the religious practices of evacuees, among many other things for OAR. “Without communications, you’re back in the stone age out there,” said Richards.

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Ron Richards, 86th Communications Squadron noncommissioned officer in charge of cable operations, stands by the recently activated 5G cell tower at Ramstein Air Base, Sep. 3. Richards has supported Operations Allies Refuge through volunteering after work to help sort donations and set up communications to hangers to allow them to process evacuees.

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US Space Force provides support during Operation Allies Refuge by Airman 1st Class Alexcia Givens 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs U.S. Space Force Guardians from the 603rd Air Operations Center, North Atlantic Treaty Organization Space Center, are volunteering around-the-clock to support Operation Allies Refuge. Members of the 603rd AOC didn’t hesitate when tasked for OAR support. “We saw the call for volunteers, and we’ve volunteered to do all sorts of things to make sure evacuees have what they need,” said U.S. Space Force Capt. Justine Pescetello-Parr, 603rd AOC space weapons operator. Guardians have provided support, from processing evacuees as they get off the aircraft to helping out in the pods liaising between evacuees and lifting spirits. “I've met a lot of amazing people,” said U.S. Space Force Maj. Matthew Leines, 603rd AOC deputy director of the NATO Space Center. “I had an individual ask me about the Space Force because he didn't

know America had one. And I said, ‘I thought you guys were looking for flights to the moon!’ and he started laughing then added ‘‘thank you so much. I needed to laugh because it's been such a hard week.’ That is why we're here not just to provide lodging but also to help raise morale.” The 603rd AOC is part of the NATO Space Center which materialized after NATO officially acknowledged space as an operational domain. “Guardians are starting to develop space as an operational domain for all the countries and trying to be a focal point for the 30 nations representing NATO,” Leines said. Ramstein priorities during the largest airlift in U.S. history are to provide security, food, shelter and hygiene for the evacuees. “I’m glad we’re able to help these individuals,” Pescetello-Parr said. “We’re talking about our fellow American citizens and our fellow (mankind) that helped us conduct operations for over 20 years.”

U.S. Space Force Capt. Justine Pescetello-Parr, left, 603rd Air Operations Center space weapons operator, and Maj. Matthew Leines, 603rd AOC deputy director of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization space center, stand in front of a food distribution center at Ramstein Air Base, Aug. 31. Volunteers work around the clock to support evacuees during their time at Ramstein while they wait for transportation to the United States and other safe locations. Photos by Airman Edgar Grimaldo

U.S. Space Force Capt. Justine Pescetello-Parr, 603rd Air Operations Center space weapons operator, helps distribute utensils to evacuees at Ramstein Air Base, Aug. 31. Volunteers work around the clock to support evacuees during their time at Ramstein.

U.S. Space Force Capt. Justine Pescetello-Parr, 603rd Air Operations Center space weapons operator, distributes food to evacuees at Ramstein Air Base, Aug. 31.

U.S. Space Force Capt. Justine Pescetello-Parr, 603rd Air Operations Center space weapons operator, distributes food to an evacuee at Ramstein Air Base, Aug. 31. Guardians provide support in many ways, from processing evacuees as they get off the aircraft to helping out in the pods liaising between evacuees.


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CBCS provides mission readiness to OAR, Ramstein

Airmen assigned to the 1st Combat Communications Squadron load cargo onto a truck during Operation Allies Refuge at Ramstein Air Base, Aug. 22.This cargo included communications equipment essential for supporting the Afghanistan evacuation efforts of Operation Allies Refuge. Photo by Senior Airman Caleb S. Kimmell

by Senior Airman Kiaundra Miller 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs Combat Communication Squadrons from all over the U.S. Air Force participate in Operation Allies Refuge while maintaining communication capabilities through Ramstein Air Base, since the beginning of the operation. Airmen from the 291st, 292nd and 147th CBCS have been on a temporary duty assignment to Ramstein since April. Originally sent here to provide aid to Ramstein’s 1st Combat Communications Squadron, the Airmen are now assisting both Operation Allies Refuge and the 1st CBCS. “My initial role for this TDY was to support the 1st Combat Communications Squadron with the European Deterrence Initiative,” said Tech Sgt. Nestor

Chaco, Hilo Air National Guard Communications Station’s 291st CBCS cyber systems technician and OAR augmentee. “We would set up equipment that provides communication through NIPR, SIPR, voice, radios, and power if needed. Now, I assist with trash, crowd control, food services and issuing things like blankets, clothing, shoes, footwear and a lot of baby items.” Providing methods of communication and air traffic control services throughout Europe, Africa, and the Middle East is something made possible by Combat Communication Squadrons for the Air Force. “Combat communications is vital to all Air Force communications,” Chaco said. “Without the ability to communicate, no one has any knowledge of operations and individuals are left unknowing.”

Not only do Combat Communications Airmen communicate with Airmen from their career field, they also communicate and work with different branches throughout NATO. “We’ve been working with the Croatian military, the Icelandic Coast Guard, and the German military,” Chaco said. “Working with our national counterparts shows we have a strong partnership and are prepared for any mission at any time regardless of the location.” In addition to providing communication, TDY combat communications Airmen are supporting Operation Allies Refuge, 24/7 to ensure evacuees and local Airmen are cared for. “It’s not always pretty work, cleaning up after people, organizing food, getting people lined up who don’t speak the same language as you and trying to find people

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Whether it be providing communication world-wide to the U.S. Air Force and their DOD and NATO counterparts, or providing aid to OAR, combat communications Airmen are prepared to respond globally to anything, at any time.


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That’s a wrap with Thracian Summer 2021

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Codee Tubb, 435th Security Forces Squadron contingency member, sits on top of a turret at Cheshnegirovo Air Base, Bulgaria, Sept. 1. U.S. Air Force Airmen and Bulgarian armed forces participated in a multinational exercise in order to improve overall coordination and professional relationships.

Story and photo by Senior Airman Thomas Karol 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs Approximately 250 U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 37th Airlift Squadron and 435th Air Ground Operations Wing from Ramstein Air Base, and the 57th Rescue Squadron from Aviano Air Base, Italy, participated in the multinational exercise, Thracian Summer 2021, Aug. 20 - Sept. 3. The exercise was designed to test the abilities of U.S. Airmen and Bulgarian armed forces in a number of events to help participants enhance their capabilities and share experience through partnership.

“Thracian Summer is a multi-national, tri-wing U.S. Air Forces in Europe run exercise,” said Capt. Shane Brouillette, Thracian Summer 2021 mission commander. “It gives us an opportunity to come out and practice agile combat employment, contested operations and operations in an austere environment.” The exercise was designed to challenge the capabilities of the participants by presenting them with the chance to train with mission partners. Along with all of the other events, the players participated in an agile combat exercise to move munitions from a C-130 Hercules aircraft to awaiting F-16 Fighting Falcon

aircraft. This is the first time this has been done in the United States Air Forces in Europe’s history. “We have been given such a great training opportunity here,” Brouillette said. “The men and women from the Bulgarian armed forces are eager to show us what they can do. This training is a great way for us to showcase not only our abilities, but the abilities of our partners too.” Repeated training exercises and collaborations between allied and partner forces allow U.S. and Bulgarian armed forces the opportunity to share their knowledge and experiences to create a stronger international coalition.

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“Bulgaria offers us a unique environment to train with our NATO partner,” said Capt. David Tart, 435th CRG lead white cell officer. “We can get training here that we can’t get back at our home station. It also gives us the opportunity to grow together.” Along with training with the Bulgarian armed forces, U.S. Airmen were able to participate in unconventional and specialized events. “We don’t get a lot of opportunities to go out and fly with our NATO partners so for us to come out here and fly our aircraft with theirs offers us a huge opportunity,” said Brouillette. “The country of Bulgaria offers us different types of training

such as landing on a highway, landing at various landing zones and abandoned air force bases.” Because of this exercise, the partnership between the U.S. and Bulgaria has grown over the years and members from both nations are appreciative for the training and friendships they have made. “We are always happy to come out and train with the Bulgarian armed forces,” said Brouillette. “They are such gracious hosts and always bend over backwards to accommodate us and get us what we need. I’m proud to know we have such a dedicated partner on our team and I hope this exercise goes on for years to come.”

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US military, joint agencies provide aid to Operation Allies Refuge Story and photos by Senior Airman Kiaundra Miller 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs U.S. Air Force Airmen, U.S. Army soldiers and other agencies joined forces at Ramstein Air Base, in providing services to Afghan evacuees during Operation Allies Refuge throughout the month of August and September. “Everyone wants to come out, help, and volunteer,” said U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Richard Pacheco, 1st Combat Communications Squadron cyber systems operations craftsman, but here the senior enlisted leader for Pod three. “NATO allies have come to help, some NATO members have come here on their off-time to play with the kids and help, we’ve had the Red Cross. The whole team is working 12 hours a day cleaning up, organizing food, lining up interpreters for people who don’t speak the same language as you, and finding people in a crowd of 3,000 evacuees.” In addition, 361st Civil Affairs Brigade U.S. Army Soldiers are assisting OAR by becoming liaisons between the Afghan and U.S. service members. “I’m assigned to the 361st CAB, we’ve been activated to come here and provide intercultural communication and support to the U.S. Air Force,” said U.S. Army Capt. Gareth

Anderson, 361st CAB civil affairs officer. “What I am doing is liaising between the U.S. Army and the U.S. Air Force, and between interagency organizations, for example U.S. AID, the U.S. Army, and the task force that is here.” Despite there being long hours and challenges, there are still rewards in situations like these, notably family reunions. During the evacuations out of Afghanistan, families unfortunately disconnected and landed in different Pods and locations. Airmen at RAB work to ensure that if a temporary separation does happen, they are reunited. “I’ve been fortunate enough in my position because it has allowed me to reunite families, it’s one of those things that happen without mass amounts of people hearing about it,” Pacheco said. “We find out about someone who is missing one of their family members and it is our job to find the missing family member if they’re located here. Moments like that are ones that are tear jerkers, where you need to turn your head away while you gain your bearings, it’s been pretty awesome.” Airmen, Soldiers, and volunteers are working around the clock to provide evacuees resources spanning from basic necessities such as food, showers, and shelter, all the way to resources such as reuniting family members.

Afghan evacuees play volleyball during Operation Allies Refuge at Ramstein Air Base, Sept. 3. U.S. Air Force Airmen, U.S. Army soldiers, and other agencies joined RAB in providing services to Afghan evacuees.

(Left) Evacuee children throw a ball back and forth during Operation Allies Refuge at Ramstein Air Base, Sept. 3. U.S. Air Force Airmen, U.S. Army soldiers, and other agencies joined RAB in providing services to Afghan evacuees. (Left) An evacuee child throws a ball during Operation Allies Refuge at Ramstein Air Base, Sept. 3.

(Bottom left) An evacuee covers her face while getting her photo taken during Operation Allies Refuge at Ramstein Air Base, Sept. 3. U.S. Army Soldiers provided aid to U.S. Air Force Airmen by providing intercultural communication between the evacuees and different services being offered. (Bottom right) Evacuee children run while playing during Operation Allies Refuge at Ramstein Air Base, Sept. 3. Airmen, Soldiers, and volunteers are working around the clock to provide evacuees resources spanning from basic necessities such as food, showers, and shelter, all the way to resources such as reuniting family members.


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86 VRS keeps OAR rolling

A bus rests at Ramstein Air Base, Aug. 30. Buses transport evacuees to various places on the base during Operation Allies Refuge, including pods, the Joint Mobility Processing Center, and the flightline upon departure/arrival.

The 86th Vehicle Readiness Squadron has been a major asset for evacuees seeking resettlement locations during Operation Allies Refuge. The unit’s assistance in OAR started even before the evacuees arrived as they helped transport aircrew to help with evacuation efforts in Afghanistan. “It was hectic,” Staff Sgt. Cole Dredge, 86th VRS central dispatcher said. “And then we went straight from that into [evacuees].” In an average month, 86th VRS

handles 13,000 passengers. During the month of August, the 86th VRS moved over 70,000 passengers. “We’re the first Airmen [evacuees] see when they leave the plane,” said Tech. Sgt. David Martinez, 86th VRS chief dispatcher. “And we’re the last people they see when they depart.” The 86th VRS has also experienced an exponential increase in vehicle requests during Operation Allies Refuge, operating around 15 buses at one time and various heavy equipment vehicles to help other units such as the 86th Civil Engineer Squadron build shelters for evacuees. To maintain demand, the 86th

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Cole Dredge, 86th Vehicle Readiness Squadron central dispatcher, left, monitors bus dispatches with Major Amanda Femano, 86th VRS commander, at Ramstein Air Base, Aug. 30. Dispatchers provide the communications necessary to facilitate transport for evacuees to different locations on base during Operation Allies Refuge.

VRS requested help from other Logistics Readiness Squadrons in the European theater, such as the 48th Logistics Readiness Squadron in Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England and the 31st Logistics Readiness Squadron in Aviano Air Base, Italy. “We can’t just pull any bus driver and stick them on the flightline,” Martinez said. “You’ve got to have a competency card to know how to approach an aircraft and you’ve got the restricted areas too.” Despite the challenges, Martinez has been brightened by the resilience shown by his Airmen. “A lot of times young Airmen see that we’re just driving from point A to point B and they don’t really understand the big picture of what we’re actually doing,” Martinez said. “With all of this happening right here the Airmen are fired up.” Staff Sgt. Brian O’Connor, 86th VRS ground transportation support operator, agrees. “I’ve been in the Air Force nine years and I’ve never been in any sort of evacuation effort on this level,” O’Connor said. “I’m happy to be a part of it and see my Airmen grow doing this.” KAISERSLAUTERN

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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Cole Dredge, 86th Vehicle Readiness Squadron central dispatcher, far left, distributes keys and communications devices to members and augmentees of the 86th VRS at Ramstein Air Base, Aug. 30. The 86th VRS moved over 70,000 passengers in August.

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U.S. Airmen hand out meals to evacuees from Afghanistan as part of Operation Allies Refuge at Ramstein Air Base, Aug. 27. Evacuees are provided temporary lodging, food, water and medical services while preparing for onward movements to other transient locations during Operation Allies Refuge. Photo by Sgt. Christopher Brecht

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“To everyone who is now offering or who will offer to welcome Afghan allies to their homes around the world, including in America: We thank you.” – President Joe Biden

U.S. Space Force Capt. Justine Pescetello-Parr, 603rd Air Operations Center space weapons operator, helps distribute utensils to evacuees at Ramstein Air Base, Aug. 31. Volunteers work around the clock to support evacuees during their time at Ramstein. Photo by Airman Edgar Grimaldo

“We will help these Afghan friends as they now turn to the task of beginning new lives in new places. We will provide these men, women, and children with temporary living spaces, medical care, and sustenance at military facilities at home and abroad. We will continue to support the interagency effort led by the Department of Homeland Security to screen them and to process some of them to lead new lives in America.” – Secretary Lloyd Austin III, Secretary of Defense

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Staci Coleman, 7th Combat Weather Squadron commander, gives baby formula to children during Operation Allies Refuge at Ramstein Air Base, Aug. 30. Volunteers work around the clock to support evacuees during their time at Ramstein while they wait for transportation to the United States and other safe locations. Ramstein Air Base transformed into U.S. European Command’s primary evacuation hub, supporting one of the largest, most complex humanitarian airlift operations in history. Photo by Senior Airman Jennifer Zima


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“Today as we scan across Europe we have thousands of volunteers who are doing everything from helping with food items, helping with clothing, serving as counselors, helping to organize, serving and assisting with security. They are tremendous force multipliers for us. And they are helping to facilitate good order and discipline in the environment day in and day out.” A U.S. Air Force Airman plays with a baby after providing child care supplies during Operation Allies Refuge at Ramstein Air Base, Aug. 31. Volunteers provided evacuees from Afghanistan with water, baby formula, diapers, hygiene products and other basic necessities while housed here. Ramstein Air Base transformed into U.S. European Command’s primary evacuation hub, supporting one of the largest, most complex humanitarian airlift operations in history. Photo by Senior Airman Jennifer Zima

– Gen. Tod D. Wolters, Commander, U.S. European Command and NATO's Supreme Allied Commander Europe

“This is all about saving lives and giving these folks a chance to make a better tomorrow for themselves.” – Brig. Gen. Josh Olson, 86th Airlift Wing commander

Evacuees board an Atlas Air aircraft for a departure flight from Ramstein Air Base, to other onward locations Sept. 4. Ramstein Air Base transformed into U.S. European Command’s primary evacuation hub, supporting one of the largest, most complex humanitarian airlift operations in history. Photo by Airman Edgar Grimaldo

“It’s been an amazing experience and example of the best part of humanity. Everyone is pitching in to take care of people and provide them hope. We see the goodness of people showing up here every single day.” – Brig. Gen. Josh Olson, 86th Airlift Wing commander

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jeffrey Tremel, Defense Prisoner of War/Missing in Action Accounting Agency independent medical technician, examines an evacuee’s mouth at Ramstein Air Base, Aug. 31. Ramstein provides safe, temporary lodging for evacuees from Afghanistan as part of Operation Allies Refuge operations over the course of the next several weeks. Medical technicians from various units within the European theater aided with providing medical care to evacuees. Photo by Senior Airman Taylor Slater


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LRC-Ansbach employee works straight through night to support OAR

Wes Johnson, the Logistics Readiness Center-Ansbach Central Issue Facility accountable officer and manager, 405th Army Field Support Brigade, operates a forklift to help move 15,000 American Red Cross comfort item sundry packs onto more than 20 pallets and prepare the pallets to be loaded onto trucks and delivered to Ramstein Air Base in support of Operation Allies Refuge. Photos by Amanda Pursley

Story and photo by Cameron Porter 405th Army Field Support Brigade Europe & Africa When the call goes out for help, Soldiers answer. And that’s just what Soldier for Life Wes Johnson did when he received the call, recently. Johnson, who served as a Soldier from 1988 to 1992, was at home relaxing when Logistics Readiness Center-Ansbach Director Ruth Brock called him. It was well into the evening, and Johnson had just finished an 8-hour work day at the LRC-Ansbach Central Issue Facility where he serves as the accountable officer and manager. Brock, who is Johnson’s supervisor, needed a CIF employee to come back into work. An important mission was underway, and the CIF forklift as well as an

operator was needed immediately. Johnson, who has been working as an Army civilian for about 30 years, could have asked one of his CIF employees to return to work to help, but he wasn’t about to do that, he said. Instead, the former mechanized infantry Soldier hopped into his vehicle and made the drive back to work. By the time he arrived, it was about 7 p.m. He started the forklift up and made the 1-mile trek from CIF to the old fitness center on Barton Barracks. Still not knowing what the mission was, Johnson arrived at the fitness center and was greeted by the LRC-Ansbach director, emergency management personnel and a representative from the American Red Cross. The mission – load 15,000 American Red Cross comfort item sundry packs onto more than 20

A truck is loaded with American Red Cross comfort item sundry packs at Barton Barracks in Ansbach. In total, 15,000 sundry packs were brought from Ansbach to Ramstein Air Base to support Afghan evacuees being housed there as part of Operation Allies Refuge.

pallets and prepare the pallets to be loaded onto trucks and delivered to Ramstein Air Base that night for Afghan evacuees arriving there as part of Operation Allies Refuge. Johnson immediately jumped into action and went to work. “They were already moving the items up to the door so I could get them out of the building. We staged them outside because we had to wait for the trucks to come that night. The trucks got there about 1 a.m., and we loaded the trucks for about an hour and a half or so. And that was that,” said Johnson. “At the time, I thought those kits were going over to Afghanistan, and the Red Cross was going to need them to help the people over there,” said Johnson. “I didn’t actually know that Afghan people were being flown into Ramstein Air Base and being housed there.”

“But anytime I can help people, hey, let me help,” said Johnson, who first arrived in Germany in 1989 and has been here on and off for over 20 years. “I told the LRC director if there’s anything else I can do, put my name in the hat so I can help these people more.” “It’s makes me proud to be of help, to give my little two cents worth of whatever I can do — to represent the 405th AFSB — and to help these people out,” said Johnson, who worked for the Defense Logistics Agency at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, for 10 years before coming back to Germany. “I wish I could go and help them some more.” Johnson said he worked for about 8 hours that evening supporting the Operation Allies Refuge mission. He worked late into the night and early into the morning the next day to get the job done.

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‘Overclocked’ garrison operations team works behind the scenes

by Jason Tudor U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz

In the world of computer gaming, the best personal computers are rigs with the ability to process massive amounts of data and turn that into breakneck performance and victory. The central processing unit, or CPU, which runs the whole show, usually dictates performance. As the focus of Operation Allies Refuge has shifted from Ramstein Air Base to U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz’s Rhine Ordnance Barracks, the power to analyze tasks and turn that data into action has never been more critical. The Army site near Kaiserslautern has become a hub as evacuee operations continue, and as many as 5,000 travelers call this place a temporary home. Enter the garrison’s Emergency Operations Center. The EOC stems from the Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization, and Security and is the CPU of this operation, executing incoming instructions, turning them into garrison performance. EOCs are formed around emergent crises and events as dictated by the garrison commander. The EOC consists of about 20 representatives from affected garrison directorates who serve as a single focal point for incoming and outgoing garrison-related tasks during OAR. Henry Kaaihue, DPTMS director, said as Operation Allies Refuge has scaled up here, so have the responsibilities of the EOC and his behindthe-scenes operations team. “This is a vital military mission,” he said. “Everyone on the team is working very hard to ensure safety and security of personnel and to show that we can achieve success on all fronts of garrison support.”

Bill Dial, Chief of Operations for the Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security for U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz, leads the afternoon Operation Allies Refuge synchronization session at Rhine Ordnance Barracks, Sept. 2. Photos by Stefan Alford, illustration by Jason Tudor

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operation, action is confined to four of the garrison’s 31 sites: Rhine Ordnance Barracks (the central location where travelers stay) as well as Sembach Kaserne, Miesau Ammo Depot, and Baumholder Military Community, where supporting forces bunk. The garrison may use buildings and resources on Pulaski Barracks later if needed. Efforts by military, civilians, and contractors are all considered as the EOC makes calls on things like heating living facilities, police and fire activities, safety inspections, and more. Lee Lewis, the Directorate of Emergency Services representative for the EOC, said the military police portion of the effort has been bustling. “Our support to Operation Allies Refuge has been multi-faceted, and it’s a mission every single one of our team members is proud to carry out,” he said. “This is truly a joint, team effort across many agencies.” Brown said as DPW has success in completing tasks and capitalizing on opportunities, so goes the garrison. “The whole DPW Team has been so very understanding with all the changes and has a lot of pride in the opportunity to bring the solutions to help. I spent a year in Afghanistan working directly with many wonderful locals. It

hurts to see what is going on now over there, but at least I am still able to help with this operation,” he added. After each day’s second meeting, Kaaihue provides garrison leaders with a ‘boots-on-the-ground’ assessment of garrison support. Garrison leadership’s feedback fuels future tasks and how overall garrison support for OAR — led by the 21st Theater Sustainment Command — rolls on. “It’s vital the commander has a no-kidding assessment — exact and complete — of what’s happening. We want to ensure he can provide the most accurate updates up and down the chain of command, and we want to ensure we are executing this mission with success,” Kaaihue said. Col. Vance J. Klosinski, USAG Rheinland-Pfalz garrison commander, praised the EOC’s performance in achieving the Installation Management Command-Europe mantra of ‘Ready Garrisons.’ “Everyone from the garrison working on this mission understands the urgency. Our team is ready for this mission and is proceeding with professionalism, agility, and speed,” Klosinski said. “The work the EOC and so many in the garrison has done has been remarkable.”


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Army spouse arrives in Europe, immediately makes lasting impact on people’s lives

Katie Weschler and Maj. Leonard Weschler, the executive officer for Army Field Support Battalion Mannheim, 405th Army Field Support Brigade, pose for a photo in front of some of the items they purchased for Afghan evacuees being housed at Ramstein Air Base and Rhine Ordnance Barracks, Kaiserslautern. They raised over $6,500 to purchase needed clothing, blankets, boots and other items for the evacuees.

Story and photos by Cameron Porter 405th Army Field Support Brigade Europe & Africa Certain people are able to light up a room just by walking through the door. For the 405th Army Field Support Brigade, one Army spouse has been able to do just that — but in her case she does it for an entire battalion and now hundreds, if not thousands of Afghan evacuees in need. Katie Weschler, the spouse of Maj. Leonard Weschler, arrived at Army Field Support Battalion Mannheim, 405th AFSB, in July. Married in December last year after meeting her Army husband when he was a Defense Language Institute company commander at Presidio of Monterey, Katie is a new Army spouse. And her husband is now the battalion’s new executive officer. “She literally showed up to the battalion only about a month ago and has already done so many amazing things,” said Lt. Col. Brian Astwood, AFSBn Mannheim commander. “Her background is crisis communications management and Red Cross volunteer support as well as journalism. She’s putting all that experience to use here and more, and we really really appreciate her.” When it was announced that Ramstein Air Base and Rhine Ordnance Barracks in Kaiserslautern would be used to support thousands of Afghan evacuees as part of Operation Allies Refuge, Katie leapt into action to help. “I put out an ask on Sunday on my personal social media pages, telling everyone I knew that there was a huge need for clothing, blankets, supplies — and if you wanted to donate, here’s how,” said Katie. “I was honestly expecting between $500 and $1,000.”

“We hit $2,000 on Monday, then $3,000, then $4,000 and now we’re up to $6,500 in cash donations,” said Katie, a native of Simi Valley, California. Katie — who holds a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism and a master’s degree in public policy from California Polytechnic State University — had already started volunteering at the Red Cross on Ramstein Air Base, supporting the Operation Allies Refuge mission there. With thousands of Afghans evacuees flying into Ramstein — many of whom Katie said are traveling with nothing more than the clothes on their backs and the shoes on their feet — the daughter of a firefighter and granddaughter of a Red Cross nurse knew she had to do more. So with the money she raised, Katie and her husband went on a shopping spree. “We went to a local store at a mall here, and we bought a bunch of shoes, jackets, bras and other needed items,” Katie said, “and we’re planning on doing another

trip for whatever supplies are still needed after today — probably more jackets and blankets.” Katie said all the items purchased were brought to a sorting center on Ramstein Air Base where they were sorted into donation piles, along with loads more of donated items from across the Kaiserslautern Military Community. From the sorting center, the items she bought as well as all the donations from people from across the KMC — both Army and Air Force — will be taken to the fulfillment center, closer to where the Afghan evacuees are staying, Katie said. “For many families – from what we’ve seen in the last few days – they really do need everything,” Katie said. But Katie didn’t just gather donated money from friends and family on social media and go shopping. She’s spent countless hours working at the Red Cross and at the sorting center on Ramstein – and more importantly – she’s brought the 405th AFSB’s Mannheim team into the fold.

Volunteers at a sorting center on Ramstein Air Base supporting Operation Allies Refuge pose for a photo in front of some of the donated items for Afghan evacuees being housed at Ramstein and Rhine Ordnance Barracks, Kaiserslautern. Katie Weschler organized Army Field Support Battalion Mannheim’s volunteer efforts and raised more than $6,500 to buy needed clothing and other items for Afghan evacuees being housed there.

“She’s our lead person for this mission, said Astwood, who plans on presenting Katie with a battalion commander’s coin and a certificate of appreciation. Katie has led the charge on what we are doing here in support of Operation Allies Refuge. She brought people from the battalion together and helped them with their donations and showed them how they can volunteer their time. She’s doing amazing work.” “It’s just really heartwarming to see the generosity of all these

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Courtesy story 7th Army Training Command U.S. Army Europe and Africa will conduct the second and final phase of Dynamic Front 21 with approximately 600 participants from 3 nations, Sept. 5-20, at

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DAF announces mandatory COVID-19 vaccine implementation guidelines for Airmen, Guardians by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall directed the COVID-19 vaccine implementation guidelines for Department of the Air Force total force military members Sept. 3, in accordance with the Secretary of Defense mandate last month. The service implementation plan requires Airmen and Guardians to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the following dates, unless seeking an exemption: • Nov. 2 – Active Duty personnel • Dec. 2 – Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve personnel Vaccinations will help ensure

service members’ health and safety while preserving the department’s readiness and ability to execute worldwide air and space forces missions, according to department leaders. “We are taking an aggressive approach to protect our service members, their families and their communities from COVID-19 and the highly transmissible Delta variant,” said Under Secretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones. “As members of the nation’s Armed Forces, our Airmen and Guardians must be able to respond to situations around the globe — being fully vaccinated will help us safely meet the readiness requirements that our national security depends on.” Mandatory vaccination through a military provider will initially only include the Pfizer-BioNTech mRNA COVID-

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per this definition will be considered as meeting the vaccination requirement. Prior to receiving the COVID19 vaccine, service members have access to healthcare providers and chaplains to address questions or concerns with COVID-19 vaccination. Additionally, commanders must consult with their servicing Staff Judge Advocate for additional guidance on vaccination non-compliance. Exemptions Service members have the option to apply for medical or administrative exemption, including religious accommodations. The process for obtaining exemptions for all mandatory vaccinations is provided in AFI 48-110_IP, Immunizations and Chemoprophylaxis for the Prevention of Infectious Diseases,

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2019 Audi A3 2.0 Prestige Cabriolet, Automatic, Convertible / Cabriolet, $45,925 (904265 PO). MAS Military AutoSource - Einsiedlerhof, 34 Kaiserstrasse, Kaiserslautern, 67661 Germany, +49 (0)172-2780129, cpoquotere 2018 Hyundai Elantra Value Edition, quest@militarycars.com. Find all of our Sedan / Saloon, $19,999. Patriot Milita- cars on FindItGuide.com! ry Automobiles GmbH - Kaiserslautern, 22 Kaiserstrasse, Kaiserslautern, 2019 Audi A5 Premium Plus Sport67661 Germany, +49 (0) 631 892 932 back, AWD/4WD, Automatic, $42,999 90, contact@patriot-autos.net. Find all (904250 PO). MAS Military AutoSource - Einsiedlerhof, 34 Kaiserstrasse, Kaiof our cars on FindItGuide.com! serslautern, 67661 Germany, +49 2018 Infiniti QX60 Utility 4D AWD 3.5L (0)172-2780129, cpoquoterequest@mili V6, US, 3rd Row Seat, All Wheel Drive, tarycars.com. Find all of our cars on Alloy Wheels, Automatic, Heated FindItGuide.com! Seats, Heated Steering Wheel, Keyless Entry, Navigation, Park Distance Con- 2019 Audi S3 Premium Plus, AWD/ trol, Power Driver Seat, Power Seats, 4WD, Automatic, $45,300 (904225 Power Sun Roof, Premium Sound, PO). MAS Military AutoSource - EinRearview Camera, Running Boards, Xe- siedlerhof, 34 Kaiserstrasse, Kaisersnon Lights, $34,995. Bavarian Motor lautern, 67661 Germany, +49 (0)172Cars - BMW - Vilseck, Gut 3, Vilseck, 2780129, cpoquoterequest@military 92249 Germany, 09641-60503291, ad cars.com. Find all of our cars on FindItmin-graf@bavarianmotorcars.com. Guide.com! Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com! 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Utility 4D Trai, US, 4x4, Air Conditioning - Automatic, Alloy Wheels, Automatic, Cold Weather Package, Cruise Control, Heated Seats, Keyless Entry, Luggage Rack, Navigation, Park Distance Control, Power Locks, Power Seats, Power Sun Roof, Power Windows, Premium Sound, Tinted Windows, Towing Package, Xenon Lights, $41,995. Bavarian Motor Cars - BMW - Kaiserslautern, 398 Pariser Strasse, Kaiserslautern, 67663 Germany, 49-0631560009091, admin-ktown@bavarianmo torcars.com. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com!

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2019 BMW X3 xDrive30i M Sport, US, Park Distance Control, $42,995. Bavarian Motor Cars - BMW - Kaiserslautern, 398 Pariser Strasse, Kaiserslautern, 67663 Germany, 49-0631-560009091, admin-ktown@bavarianmotor cars.com. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com! 2019 BMW X3 xDrive30i, AWD/4WD, Automatic, $42,999 (904200 PO). MAS Military AutoSource - Einsiedlerhof, 34 Kaiserstrasse, Kaiserslautern, 67661 Germany, +49 (0)172-2780129, cpoquo terequest@militarycars.com. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com!

2018 Toyota Rav4 Limited FWD, SUV, $29,999. Patriot Military Automobiles GmbH - Ramstein II, 47 Kindsbacher Str., Ramstein-Miesenbach, 66877 Germany, +49 (0) 6371 5981520, contact@ patriot-autos.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com! 2018 Toyota RAV4 Limited with advance Technology Package, SUV, $30,999. Patriot Military Automobiles GmbH - Kaiserslautern, 22 Kaiserstrasse, Kaiserslautern, 67661 Germany, +49 (0) 631 892 932 90, contact@patri ot-autos.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com!

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2019 Chevrolet Camaro 1LT, Rear, Automatic, $29,925 (904244 PO). MAS Military AutoSource - Einsiedlerhof, 34 Kaiserstrasse, Kaiserslautern, 67661 Germany, +49 (0)172-2780129, cpoquo terequest@militarycars.com. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com! 2019 Chevrolet Malibu LT, Front, Automatic, $24,999 (904140). MAS Military AutoSource - Einsiedlerhof, 34 Kaiserstrasse, Kaiserslautern, 67661 Germany, +49 (0)172-2780129, cpoquotere quest@militarycars.com. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com! 2019 Dodge Challenger GT AWD, Sedan / Saloon, US, AWD/4WD, 8-Speed Shiftable Automatic (A), $33,999 (S4607). The Used Car Guys - Stuttgart, 6 Robert-Bosch-Strasse, Schoenaich, 71101 Germany, 01727 129 046, stuttgart@usedcarguys.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com! 2019 Dodge Challenger SXT, Rear, Automatic, $31,999 (904243 PO). MAS Military AutoSource - Einsiedlerhof, 34 Kaiserstrasse, Kaiserslautern, 67661 Germany, +49 (0)172-2780129, cpoquo terequest@militarycars.com. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com! 2019 Dodge Charger SXT 3.6L V6, Sedan / Saloon, $31,999. Patriot Military Automobiles GmbH - Kaiserslautern, 22 Kaiserstrasse, Kaiserslautern, 67661 Germany, +49 (0) 631 892 932 90, contact@patriot-autos.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com! 2019 Dodge Charger SXT 3.6L V6, Sedan / Saloon, $31,999. Patriot Military Automobiles GmbH - Spangdahlem II, 1A Im Kreuzgarten, Spangdahlem, 54529 Germany, contact@patriot-au tos.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com!

2019 Ford F150 XLT 4WD CREW CAB 4WD DIESEL, Pick-up, $51,999. Patriot Military Automobiles GmbH - Kaiserslautern, 22 Kaiserstrasse, Kaiserslautern, 67661 Germany, +49 (0) 631 892 932 90, contact@patriot-autos.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com!

2019 Dodge Journey Crossroad, SUV, $25,999. Patriot Military Automobiles GmbH - Spangdahlem II, 1A Im Kreuzgarten, Spangdahlem, 54529 Germany, contact@patriot-autos.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com! 2019 Ford EcoSport SES AWD, Wagon, US, AWD/4WD, $19,599 (S4412). The Used Car Guys - Stuttgart, 6 Robert-Bosch-Strasse, Schoenaich, 71101 Germany, 01727 129 046, stutt gart@usedcarguys.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com!

2019 Ford Fiesta SE, Front, Automatic, $19,425 (904227 PO). MAS Military AutoSource - Einsiedlerhof, 34 Kaiserstrasse, Kaiserslautern, 67661 Germany, +49 (0)172-2780129, cpoquotere quest@militarycars.com. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com!

2019 Ford Fiesta SE, Front, Automatic, $21,150 (904247 PO). MAS Military AutoSource - Einsiedlerhof, 34 Kaiserstrasse, Kaiserslautern, 67661 Germany, +49 (0)172-2780129, cpoquotere quest@militarycars.com. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com! 2019 Ford Escape SE AWD, SUV, US, AWD/4WD, 1.9 TDI (66 kW) diesel, $23,499 (S4024). The Used Car Guys Stuttgart, 6 Robert-Bosch-Strasse, Schoenaich, 71101 Germany, 01727 129 046, stuttgart@usedcarguys.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com! 2019 Ford Escape Utility, Front, Automatic, $33,630 (904217). MAS Military AutoSource - Einsiedlerhof, 34 Kaiserstrasse, Kaiserslautern, 67661 Germany, +49 (0)172-2780129, cpoquotere quest@militarycars.com. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com! 2019 Ford Explorer Utility 4D Sport 4WD, US, €0. Bavarian Motor Cars BMW - Kaiserslautern, 398 Pariser Strasse, Kaiserslautern, 67663 Germany, 49-0631-560009091, adminktown@bavarianmotorcars.com. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com! 2019 Ford Fiesta ST Line, Sports Hatch, $20,999. Patriot Military Automobiles GmbH - Spangdahlem II, 1A Im Kreuzgarten, Spangdahlem, 54529 Germany, contact@patriot-autos.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com!

2019 Ford Fusion SE AWD, Sedan / Saloon, US, AWD/4WD, $20,799 (S4255). The Used Car Guys - Stuttgart, 6 Robert-Bosch-Strasse, Schoenaich, 71101 Germany, 01727 129 046, stuttgart@usedcarguys.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com! 2019 Ford Fusion SE, Sedan / Saloon, US, Front, $21,499 (S4366). The Used Car Guys - Stuttgart, 6 Robert-BoschStrasse, Schoenaich, 71101 Germany, 01727 129 046, stuttgart@usedcar guys.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com! 2019 MINI Countryman Cooper S ALL4 (AWD), Sedan / Saloon, US, AWD/4WD, Automatic, $28,999 (S4775). The Used Car Guys - Stuttgart, 6 Robert-Bosch-Strasse, Schoenaich, 71101 Germany, 01727 129 046, stuttgart@usedcarguys.net. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com! 2021 Jeep Cherokee Latitude Plus 4WD, US, $30,995. Bavarian Motor Cars - BMW - Vilseck, Gut 3, Vilseck, 92249 Germany, 09641-60503291, ad min-graf@bavarianmotorcars.com. Find all of our cars on FindItGuide.com!

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MALLORCA from Page 1 course. You aren’t doing the allinclusive, then?” The question surprised me for a minute until I realized that it actually solved something curious I’d noticed since arriving. Where is everyone? It had been an ongoing mystery. All along the beach and small downtown of Cala Millor, the cafes were nearly empty. Oh, I would see a duo having some drinks, or a family getting gelato here and there. But it was noticeable how each evening my family, and my friend’s family who traveled with us, would be some of the very few actual diners in the open-air cafes that make a visit to Spain enjoyable. At the same time, the restaurants inside hotels along the beach were packed – stuffed with people in their glass-walled dining rooms. Mystery solved: Most tourists were getting the all-inclusive meal packages at their hotels. Our server was quite glad we decided against it. “We’ve lived here 20 years,” she said, “and it’s never been so bad.” The local cafe scene has suffered greatly with the coronavirus pandemic, and now that tourist dollars are returning they find themselves still struggling. Hotels offering all-inclusive packages keep the money in their own hotel dining rooms instead of spreading the wealth to the village cafes and shops that are in dire need of business.

A few extra steps for travellers Getting to Mallorca right now, in 2021, requires extra paperwork because of COVID regulations. Don’t let that stop you. Here are the steps you need to take: Book your flights, hotel, rental car. Palma is the primary airport. Double-check if your hotel is doing a shuttle bus, many have discontinued due to COVID. Car rentals are cheap. Fill out the FCS (Formulario de Control Sanitario) form at spth. gob.es. You may begin the form anytime, but you need to wait until 48 hours of your arrival to finalize it. Read the directions carefully – there is a security code they will email to you after beginning the form that you will use to access and finish the form. In the end, you will

have a QR code printout for each passenger. Prove you are negative for COVID. You may use a vaccine card, GreenPass, or a negative COVID test. A negative test must be on official paperwork, but can be the free antigen test from your local test center. In Rhineland-Pfalz vist covid19-support.lsjv.rlp.de (Testelle finden on the top left). Your airline may request that you upload these documents in order to print your boarding pass. On RyainAir it was optional, but doing so streamlined things for us as the airport. Have the QR code and COVID test/vaccine paperwork readily available when you land. They are checked multiple times at Palma airport.

Mallorca is great for an easy beachy holiday I lived in Spain a few years ago, but never got to Mallorca as our Spanish friends denounced it as “full of tourists” and “not really Spanish anymore.” My opinion: It is a wonderful place to hit up the beach! Don’t go expecting to experience Spanish culture, though. That’s a different trip. Mallorca is built on tourist dollars. Soak it up. Aside from the new COVID paperwork, the trip is a wonderfully easy way to dip your toes back into travel. English and German are readily spoken. You needn’t worry about ‘Spanishtime’ culture – businesses are open to cater to visitors.

Time to relax During the days, we spent time at the beach or hotel pool. It was a perfect place to soak up some sun and catch up on a book. Our only excursion was a lovely horseback ride along the rocky coast, and a nightly wander in town for dinner. Back at the cafe, I relished the feeling of sitting in the center of a cobbled plaza. There were white stuccoed buildings, orange tiled roofs, and palm trees. I watched kids kid a ball back and forth. The air was warm and smelled of the sea. It felt very Spanish. Then our server came. “It’s so great to speak English; we haven’t had English guests for over a year.” I dug into my fish and chips and I had to smile. Mallorca is open for business.

Due to regulations to prevent the spread of COVID-19, bookings and trips may be cancelled or postponed, and travel to neighboring countries may not be allowed. Please verify the status before making plans to attend. For U.S. government employees, including service members, remember to always follow command regulations, which may be different than host nation policies.


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AT THE MOVIES Photo by repbone / Shutterstock.com

TODAY

CRIME, DRAMA, HORROR

Shang-Chi (PG-13) 1300, 1600, 1900 Malignant (R) 1830 Candyman (R) 1330 Paw Patrol (G) 1245, 1500, 1715 Free Guy (PG-13) 1545, 1915 SATURDAY Shang-Chi (PG-13) 1300, 1600, 1900 Malignant (R) 1830 Candyman (R) 1330 Paw Patrol (G) 1245, 1500, 1715 Free Guy (PG-13) 1545, 1915 Screenshots and poster by Warner Bros. Pictures

SUNDAY

Malignant (2021)

Shang-Chi (PG-13) 1300, 1600, 1900

Madison is paralyzed by shocking visions of grisly murders, and her torment worsens as she discovers that these waking dreams are in fact terrifying realities.

Malignant (R) 1830 Candyman (R) 1330

Cast: Annabelle Wallis, Maddie Hasson, George Young Director: James Wan

Paw Patrol (G) 1245, 1500, 1715 Free Guy (PG-13) 1545, 1915 MONDAY Shang-Chi (PG-13) 1700, 1900 Candyman (R) 1700, 1945

ACTION, ADVENTURE, FANTASY

Poster by Paramount Pictures

ANIMATION, ADVENTURE, COMEDY

Snake Eyes (2021)

Paw Patrol (2021)

An ancient Japanese clan called the Arashikage welcomes tenacious loner Snake Eyes after he saves the life of their heir apparent. Upon arrival in Japan, the Arashikage teach him the ways of the ninja warrior while also providing him something he’s been longing for: a home. However, when secrets from Snake Eyes’ past are revealed, his honor and allegiance get tested — even if that means losing the trust of those closest to him.

When their biggest rival, Humdinger, starts wreaking havoc as the mayor of Adventure City, Ryder and everyone’s favorite heroic pups kick into high gear to face the challenge. Armed with exciting new gadgets and gear, the PAW Patrol joins forces with a savvy dachshund to save the citizens of Adventure City.

Cast: Henry Golding, Andrew Koji, Úrsula Corberó, Samara Weaving Director: Robert Schwentke

Cast: Iain Armitage, Marsai Martin, Kim Kardashian Director: Cal Brunker

Paw Patrol (G) 1700, 2000 Free Guy (PG-13) 1915 Respect (PG-13) 1700 TUESDAY Shang-Chi (PG-13) 1700, 1900 Malignant (R) 1915 Candyman (R) 1700 Paw Patrol (G) 1700, 1945 Free Guy (PG-13) 1700, 1945 WEDNESDAY Shang-Chi (PG-13) 1700, 1900 Candyman (R) 1700, 1945

Poster by Paramount Pictures

Paw Patrol (G) 1700, 2000 Free Guy (PG-13) 1915

ACTION, ADVENTURE, FANTASY

ACTION, COMEDY, SCI-FI

Shang-Chi (2021)

Free Guy (2021)

Martial-arts master Shang-Chi confronts the past he thought he left behind when he’s drawn into the web of the mysterious Ten Rings organization.

When a bank teller discovers he’s actually a background player in an open-world video game, he decides to become the hero of his own story — one that he can rewrite himself. In a world where there’s no limits, he’s determined to save the day his way before it’s too late, and maybe find a little romance with the coder who conceived him.

Cast: Simu Liu, Awkwafina, Benedict Wong, Michelle Yeoh Director: Destin Daniel Cretton

Respect (PG-13) 1700 THURSDAY Shang-Chi (PG-13) 1700, 1900 Malignant (R) 1915 Candyman (R) 1700 Paw Patrol (G) 1700, 1945 Free Guy (PG-13) 1700, 1945 Editor’s note: The movies listing was the most current at the time of publication. Dates are subject to change. Please check with your local theater for the most up-to-date schedule.

Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Jodie Comer, Joe Keery Director: Shawn Levy

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Poster by 20th Century Studios

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Due to host nation regulations to prevent the spread of COVID-19, some community events may be cancelled or postponed. Please verify the status before making plans to attend a community event. Use Your Voice: Submit ideas to improve your community Army Family Action Plan provides Soldiers, Army Civilians, Family members, Survivors, and Retirees a voice by identifying issues and concerns for Army Senior Leadership resolution. Issues can be submitted online through the Army Family Web Portal at https:// ims.armyfamilywebportal.com. Submission deadline is Sep. 25.

hosting an in-person job fair 9 a.m. to noon, Sep. 21 at the Wetzel Teen Center, Bldg. 8875. Applicants should bring resumes, passports, social security cards and immunization records. Learn about the $200 signon and $800 retention bonuses. For more information, visit baumholder. armymwr.com Civilian Fitness Program Fairs

Free Civilian Fitness Program Fairs for Federal Civilians and Local National employees will be held in Kaiserslautern and Baumholder. The Baumholder fair will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sep. 15 at the Hall of Champions SKIES Irish Dance Classes Fitness Center, Bldg. 8105, on Smith SKIES Unlimited now offers Irish Dance Barracks. The Kaiserslautern fair will Classes for ages 4 to 18 until Dec. 20 be held 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sep. 16 at at SKIES, Bldg. 3819 on Landstuhl the Sembach Fitness Center, Bldg. 105 Post. All participants register with on Sembach Kaserne. The Civilian Army MWR Child and Youth Services. Fitness Program affords individuals Enroll via https://webtrac.mwr.army. three hours per week during work mil or call Parent Central Services hours to maintain overall health at 541-9065/66/67 or 0631-143- and wellbeing. Health professionals, 541-9065/66/67. For more info on nutritional consultants and fitness SKIES Unlimited, visit kaiserslautern. instructors will be available for armymwr.com. consultation. For more information, visit kaiserslautern.armymwr.com or 9/11 Tribute Swim baumholder.armymwr.com. The Baumholder Aquatic Center invites swimmers (ages 13 and older) to KMC Onstage Studio Shows partake in the first 9-11 Tribute Swim presents “An Evening of One Acts!” 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sep. 11. COVID-19 Come watch us perform a variety of mitigation practices will be enforced at one-act plays at 7 p.m., Friday and all times. Swimmers will need to show Saturday, Sep. 17, 18, 24 and 25 at the a valid vaccination card or a negative KCAC, Bldg. 3109 on Daenner Kaserne. test. Entrance fee is $3. Swimmers who Patrons must show proof of valid have a reservation will have priority COVID vaccination card or negative over walk-ins. Make reservations by test. For tickets, call 314-483-6626 calling 531-2904/2920 or 0611-143- or 0631-411-6626, or purchase at 531-2904/2920. the door, 10 to 15 minutes before performance. KMC Onstage Frozen Jr. Auditions Rocky Horror Shadow Show Auditions Be a part of the huge annual KMC Onstage Theater production of the Rocky Horror Shadow Show by auditioning for roles in the cult classic KMC Onstage Studio Shows is hosting Sep. 20 & 21 from 6-8 p.m. at the KCAC auditions for Frozen Jr. 4:30 to 6:30 on Daenner Kaserne, Bldg. 3109. Proof p.m., Sep 27 and 28 at KCAC, Bldg. of valid COVID vaccination or negative 3109, on Daenner Kaserne. Youth test will be required upon entering program auditions are open to ages the facility. 6 to 18. Those who plan to audition Come prepared for a cold read and must show proof of valid vaccine card vocal auditions along with learning or negative test. For more information, short choreography. No experience call 483-6626 or 06314116626, or is necessary. Casting multiple roles visit kaiserslautern.armymwr.com. plus ensemble. For more information, contact KMC Onstage, Kleber Kaserne, Baumholder CYS Job Fair BLDG 3232, 483-6626; 0631-411The Child and Youth Services are 6626.

Stuffed Animal Sleepover Drop off your stuffed animal between 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sep. 23 for a night of fun at the Baumholder Library, Bldg. 8332 on Smith Barracks. Pickup is the next day between noon to 4 p.m., when you can see what kind of fun and mischief they got into the night before. For more information, call the Baumholder Library at 531-2841 or 0611-143-531-2841 or visit baumholder.armymwr.com.

Back to Hogwarts-Landstuhl Library Grab your cloak, pack your trunk, and celebrate the back-to-school season with the Landstuhl library, Sep 11, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Prepare to be sorted into your house, receive your wand, take a potion class, and experience magical activities and crafts. For more information, contact Landstuhl Library, Bldg. 3810, at 483-7322, or 06371-867322.

Operation Punchline

Air Force Birthday Golf Scramble What better way to celebrate the Air Force’s 74th birthday, then with a Golf Scramble, Saturday, Sep 18. Make your own team for this 18-hole, four-person, and scramble-format event. Shotgun start is at 9 a.m. Ties for the low gross score will be decided by a sudden death playoff starting on Hole 1 and continuing to Hole 2 until a winner is determined. All other ties will be by scorecard playoff. For more information, please contact the Rolling Hills Golf Course at Wetzel Kaserne, Bldg. 8888, 0611-143-531-3408 or 531-3408 or visit baumholder.armymwr.com

American Forces Entertainment presents Operation Punchline 8 to 10 p.m., Oct. 8 at the Kazabra Club, Bldg. 2057 on Vogelweh. Doors open at 6 p.m. Those who plan to attend must show proof of valid vaccine card or negative test. Find out how to reserve a table by visiting kaiserslautern.armymwr.com or baumholder.armymwr.com. Back to School Bowling The Strikers Bowling Center, Bldg. 8105 on Smith Barracks, is offering a “Back to School” special for September. Only $5 for two games and shoe rentals per person. Details can be found at Baumholder.armymwr.com. Reflexology The Yoga and Massage Studio, Bldg. 2899 on Pulaski Barracks, and the Sembach Fitness Center, Bldg. 105 on Sembach Kaserne, offer reflexology therapy tailored to one’s health and wellbeing. Benefits include: Relieves the effects of stress and tension; improves sleep, balances and normalizes body functions, speeds up recovery after surgery, relieves digestive problems, and, clears body of toxins. For more information to include price list, visit kaiserslautern.armymwr.com. Fall German Hunting Course The German Hunting Course is an intensive program (approximately 8 weeks) in which during the course participants will learn land management, game disease and harvest plans, as well as earn the right to hunt and own firearms and earn your German hunting certification. Classes are Sep. 11 through Dec 12. Open to all hunters ages 18 and over of which are U.S. citizens/I.D. cardholders. Limited spaces available for this course. For more information, contact Baumholder Outdoor Recreation, Smith Bks., BLDG 8167, 531-3401; 0611-143-531-3401.

Volunteer Winter Youth Sport Coaches Share your skills and experience by coaching and mentoring young athletes in our community for the upcoming winter season with the Sembach and Landstuhl Youth Sports Programs. Youth sports coaches are needed for wrestling, basketball, cheerleading and bowling. Make a difference today and call Kaiserslautern Youth Sports at 4868375 or 06371-86-8375. All About You Spa Facials are back at the All About You Spa, Bldg. 8076 on Smith Barracks in Baumholder. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, walk-in appointments are currently not available. Appointments can be made by calling 0611-143-5312915. Relax and pamper yourself with a facial from at All About You Spa. English and German Storytimes Spark your child’s imagination by attending Baumholder Library’s English and German storytimes for ages newborn to 7 years old in their imagination room at Bldg. 8332 on Smith Barracks. For more information, call the library at 531-2841 or 0611143-531-2841. CYS Now Hiring Child & Youth Services needs additional Child and Youth Program Assistants (CYPA) for the Rheinland-Pfalz Military Community to expand programming. CYPAs are needed for all age groups to work directly with children and youth 6 weeks to 18 years of age in

Child Development Centers, School Age Centers and Youth Centers. CYS is a wonderful opportunity to start a meaningful career in Early Childhood Education, which can follow you wherever you are stationed. Earn benefits such as funding for college credits, vacation, health insurance, and much more. Receive TOP priority for childcare placement and earn 20% off your own childcare fees. Even earn a FREE Child Development Associate (CDA) or Youth Practicum Credential through CYS. To apply visit www. usajobs.gov. Thursday Night-Burger and Pizza Night at Tavern on the Rock Thursday just got better! Enjoy a burger, fries and coleslaw for $15, or a pepperoni and cheese pizza for $11 from 5-8:30 p.m. While there, join in on the fun and play a round of trivia at Trivia Night, from 6-9 p.m. Tavern on the Rock (Inside Rheinlander convention Center) Smith Barracks, Bldg. 8085. For more information visit baumholder.armymwr.com KMC Onstage 2021/2022 Season Tickets Don’t miss a show when you purchase season tickets with KMC Onstage for the 2021/2022 season at Kleber Kaserne, Bldg. 3232. One season ticket option is available that includes both mainstage, studio, and youth productions. Adult season ticket is $70; senior (60+)/child (3-18) season ticket is $50. Payment starts August 18, via credit card over the phone or cash in person. For more information contact KMC Onstage, Kleber Kaserne, Bldg. 3232, 483-6626; 0631-411-6626. Wednesday Night Scramble Every Wednesday evening grab your partner and head over to Rolling Hills Golf Course for Wednesday Night Scramble at 5:30 p.m. with a shotgun start at 6 p.m. Signups are in the Rolling Hills Pro Shop. For more information, contact Rolling Hills Golf Course, Wetzel Kaserne, Bldg. 8888, 485-7299, 067836-7299. Baumholder Army Golf Course Looking for a quiet place to have a leadership conference? How about a Hail and Farewell? The Baumholder Army Golf Course has a clubhouse on the golf course you can rent for birthdays, family get-togethers, or your unit activities. For more information, please contact the Rolling Hills Golf Course at Wetzel Kaserne, Bldg. 8888, 0611-143-5313408 or 531-3408 or visit baumholder. armymwr.com


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