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September 13, 2013

Volume 37, number 36

In your face Tech. Sgt. Kevin Kline, 435th Construction and Training Squadron craftsman, attempts to gain position advantage during a combatives tournament Sept. 7 at the Kleber Fitness Center on Kleber Kaserne in Kaiserslautern. The competition was for all military members and tested the strength and skills of both male and female competitors. Trophies were awarded to 14 first- and secondplace winners from different weight classes. Among the winners were four Airmen, two from Ramstein and the others from Kaiserslautern. The overall champion who claimed the ultimate prize of bragging rights was Prince Brown from Baumholder, who went undefeated in all of his matches. Photo by Airman Dymekre Allen

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Appointment no-shows: how they affect the community

Tip of the Week Be safe. Wear reflective belts during hours of darkness and/or inclement weather.

there’s a no-show we just don’t have enough time to switch out the equipment and get another patient into that appointment time.” Maj. (Dr.) Christopher Bender, 86th Medical Group practice manager, said patients have up to two hours before their appointment to call or go to Tricare online to cancel their appointment. If a patient misses their appointment then they are considered a noshow. “In our business, the more time we have with a notification, the better chance we have of filling it with someone else who needs care,” Hebert said. “We can get that person in no

LIFESTYLES

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ave you found yourself in pain in the morning, needing an appointment as soon as possible, only to find out the next available appointment isn’t for a few days? Chances are a few appointments will open up before then, but because a previously booked appointment wasn’t canceled or rescheduled, the appointment will go unfilled. “There is an average of 200 no-

shows a month for dental appointments, meaning there are 200 people who couldn’t be scheduled that month,” said Col. (Dr.) Allen Hebert, 86th Dental Squadron commander. “There are even more appointments taken up because the original noshows have to be seen again.” The time taken is more than just the appointment itself; it’s the preparation work done before each appointment as well. “Our appointments are tailored specifically for our patients. This is their time,” Hebert said. “We gather up exactly what our patients need to provide the best quality service we can. If

FEATURES

by Senior Airman Trevor Rhynes and Airman 1st Class Holly Mansfield 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

The bombs and bullets, Page 13

Bad Münster presents life in the Middle Ages, Page 32

matter if it’s because of pain or discomfort, readiness or routine care. Time is mission accomplishment.” Members of the medical group have a routine they must go through before providing care to their patients. The appointment block isn’t the only time their care is discussed. “We huddle every morning so we can identify the correct procedure and instruments for each patient and so we have the correct time for their appointment,” Hebert said. “Before each appointment we have to set up the room. Not many people realize we See NO-SHOW, Page 7

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Reflect on Constitution, citizenship, 9/11 by Col. Raymond Briggs Jr. 86th Maintenance Group commander On Wednesday, it was 4,384 days since the terror attacks of 9/11 in New York, the Pentagon and in Shanksville, Pa. It has also been 365 days since the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. In both cases, our national response involved using military action. In the case of the 2001 terror attacks, it has been a sustained effort for 12 years involving many partner nations. The response for the consulate attack was much smaller and shorter in duration, but was launched directly from Ramstein with our C-130J Super Hercules aircraft. In both attacks, terrorists struck because they objected to what America

and Americans represent. It is our sense of freedom, justice, fair play, and our belief in equal opportunity for all that is objectionable to the extremists who want a perfectly prescribed role for every member of society. The concepts of freedom, justice and equal opportunity all have roots in the U.S. Constitution. Sept. 17 is known as Constitution Day in the U.S. because it honors the adoption of the Constitution. The date signifies the signing of the Constitution in 1787 by the Constitutional Convention. With 226 years of success behind it, the U.S. a long track record of congressional acts and court precedence that elaborate and define our rights. Constitution Day is also known as Citizenship Day to recognize those who have become citizens through the naturalization

process. Our method of reinforcing individual liberties is still the most desired in the world as evidenced by the strong demand for applications for citizenship to the U.S. As an American born of American parents on American soil, I’m a citizen by birthright. I’ve always taken my citizenship for granted, not giving much thought to the rights, privileges and duties that citizenship entails. Citizens’ duties include being available for jury duty, compulsory military service when required by a draft and paying taxes. The rights include the freedom to reside and work, enter and leave, stand for public office, and cast a vote for federal office. Note that we perceive casting a vote as a right and not a duty. Birthright American citizens often focus on the rights afford-

ed to them as citizens over their duties. Too little time do we focus on the duties of being good citizens. Naturalized Americans tend to change this equation and put more emphasis on the duties of citizenship and less on our inherent rights. Constitution Day is a great opportunity to take the time to put our responsibilities out in front. This is also a great time to consider our civic participation. Civic participation is not compulsory in our country, but all great democracies need citizens actively engaged in all levels of the democratic process in order to thrive. As military members, we have a lot more invested in the Constitution than ordinary citiSee CONSTITUTION, next page

COMMENTARY

My life as a Combined Federal Campaign unit rep by Dijon Rolle U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern Public Affairs

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stared at the email in my inbox with a slight mix of curiosity and alarm. I read the message again, this time aloud. Yep, I had been tasked. The email was sent to inform me that I would be serving as my unit’s designated Combined Federal Campaign-Overseas representative for this year. I wondered how much extra time this was going to take from my work schedule and most importantly, what exactly does a CFC-O rep actually do? Thankfully, I also received another email saying there would be mandatory training session at the Galaxy Theater. This was a good thing because other than donating, I knew pretty much nothing about CFC-O. I’m also not a big fan of online training, so it was a relief to know that I would get to sit down with a live person to learn the lowdown on my new duty. When I was in the military, I remember being herded into some random conference room for a

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briefing on CFC and being told why I should give. Most of the time, the briefing was given by our unit CFC rep who read verbatim from his or her Power Point deck. Other times, we just watched a video and prayed to be done before lunch. Afterward, a paper pledge card would mysteriously show up on my desk. This was an ultimate fail. Anyone who knows me knows my desk is pretty much a black hole (most of the time), especially when I’m on deadline. Stuff goes in, but it doesn’t always come back out. A pledge form had no chance. I knew how important contributing to CFC was, but after nearly a decade of federal service, it almost became a checking the block kind of thing. So becoming a rep actually forced me to do some research on the campaign and how it actually works. As a CFC-O rep, I would be responsible for directly contacting my co-workers about the campaign, assisting them as needed with questions and submitting their completed pledge forms.

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CONSTITUTION, from Page 2 approximately 30,000 person-

zens. Whether officer or enlisted, we swear an oath to protect and defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic. We’ve been put to the test over the last 12 years, but consider these facts. There are

nel in the armed forces who are not U.S. citizens, and there were 12 non-U.S. citizen members of the armed forces who gave their lives as part of the post 9/11 conflict. These individuals swore an oath to protect a Constitution and a nation that didn’t even

recognize them as citizens, and they went on to give their lives in support of that Constitution. Fortunately, Congress has seen fit to offer them citizenship posthumously; however, we can’t overlook their dedication and sacrifice to the ideals embodied by our Constitution.

Page 3 From Sept. 11 to 17, we have a period of time to reflect on the Constitution, our citizenship and on why we serve. We should remember and honor those who gave their lives on 9/11 and those who paid the ultimate sacrifice in military service. I, for one, could not be more

proud of those who volunteer to serve our nation through military service in the wake of 9/11. They have made some tough personal choices that, in the end, make our country a better and safer place and keep our Constitution as strong today as it has ever been. Thank you for your service.

Photo by Tech. Sgt. Tyrona Lawson

9/11 retreat Tech. Sgt. Solomon Rigsby, 86th Civil Engineer Squadron assistant chief of HAZMAT and safety, stands guard during a retreat ceremony Wednesday on Ramstein in remembrance of 9/11. This year’s ceremony was hosted by the 86th CES fire department, 86th Medical Group and the 86th Security Forces Squadron. Ramstein’s first responders save lives every day as did those who responded to the events on Sept. 11, 2001. Wednesday’s retreat paid homage to those who gave their lives so that others may live.

Photo by Spc. Iesha Howard

Commander visits DLA-E/A at Army depot Charles Crumb, an issue chief with the Defense Logistics Agency-Europe/Africa, explains the diagnostics of his section of responsibility with Maj. Gen. John R. O’Connor, the commanding general of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command, at Germersheim Army Depot Sept. 3. The DLA-E/A provides logistical support to 103 countries in Europe, Africa, Asia and North America.


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Reported Larcenies SEPT. 3 » Steinwenden: Multiple golf clubs, one golf bag,

one pair of golf shoes and one putter.

SEPT. 4 » Belgium: One MacBook Pro, one external hard

SEPT. 3

3:29 p.m.: Larceny of private property was reported in Steinwenden. 4:14 p.m.: A suspicious package was reported on Panzer Kaserne. 7 p.m.: A major traffic accident was reported in Kaiserslautern. 7:50 p.m.: An Eagle Eyes report was reported at the Ramstein West Gate. 9:18 p.m.: A minor traffic accident and fleeing the scene were reported in Landstuhl.

SEPT. 4

2:50 p.m.: Larceny of private property was reported in Belgium.

SEPT. 5

8:17 a.m.: Suicidal gestures were reported on Vogelweh Family Housing. 11:09 a.m.: Illegal trash dumping was reported on Vogelweh Family Housing. 2:02 p.m.: A major traffic accident with injuries was reported in Bann.

SEPT. 6

7:50 a.m.: A major traffic accident with injuries was reported in Landstuhl. 4:42 p.m.: Child neglect was reported on

12:41 a.m.: Simple assault and failure to identify were reported on Vogelweh Family Housing. 12:42 a.m.: Failure to obey a lawful order or regulation, resistance, breach of arrest, provoking speeches and gestures, assault on law enforcement personnel, disorderly conduct, drunkness and obstruction of justice were reported on Vogelweh Family Housing. 4:32 a.m.: Aircraft lasing was reported on Ramstein. 4:44 a.m.: Simple assault was reported in Landstuhl. 8:50 a.m.: Larceny and damage to private property were reported in Weilerbach. 11:31 a.m.: Larceny of private property was reported in Landstuhl. 7:14 p.m.: A house break-in and larceny of private property were reported in Miesau. 11 p.m.: Insubordinate conduct toward an NCO, failure to obey a lawful order, and drunk and disorderly conduct were reported in Bad Dürkheim. 11:57 p.m.: A mutual assault was reported in Landstuhl.

SEPT. 8

12:11 a.m.: Driving while intoxicated was reported in Kaiserslautern.

The KMC Housing offices will close at 1:30 p.m. Thursday for training. Customer service hours will resume Sept. 20.

Donate to the CFC

Improve the quality of life in the KMC by donating to the 2013 Combined Federal Campaign, Monday to Nov. 15. Donations made to the Family Support and Youth Program go directly to our installation to fund local programs. To donate, visit www.cfcoverseas.org or contact your unit representative.

KMC Community Fair

Take Note

SEPT. 7 » Weilerbach: €55.

SEPT. 7

Closures

The next KMC Community Fair will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 27 in the Kaiserslautern Military Community Center. The event is hosted by the 86th Airlift Wing and U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern and will provide information from more than 30 booths, including several support agencies, such as the Airman & Family Readiness Center, Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, The German-American Community Office, and more. Prizes will be provided by the USO.

Retiree Appreciation Day

drive and one Apple USB Super Drive.

Vogelweh Family Housing.

All Department of Defense retired service members, spouses or their survivors are invited to participate in the Retiree Appreciation Day hosted by the 86th Airlift Wing and Kaiserslautern garrison commanders from

4:50 a.m.: Theft from a motor vehicle and damage to private property were reported in Kaiserslautern. 5 a.m.: An assault was reported between Bad Dürkheim and Landstuhl. 5:21 p.m.: Larceny of private property was reported on Ramstein.

SEPT. 9

11:32 a.m.: A major traffic accident was reported in Wiesbaden. 10:56 p.m.: Communication of a threat was reported in Lamsborn and on Vogelweh.

BARMENTS

Two civilians were terminated from work and barred from all U.S. military installations in Europe for their use and possession of a controlled substance.

AADD STATS

Sept. 6 — 15 volunteers, 12 lives potentially saved. Sept. 7 — 14 volunteers, 22 lives potentially saved.

8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Ramstein Officers’ Club.

USAREUR award nominations

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

Friday. For emergencies, contact the Command Post at 06371-47-2121. The International Law Division has walk-in hours from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday.

RAO volunteers

The 86th Airlift Wing’s Retiree Activities Office is staffed by volunteers. Since initial startup in November 2011, some volunteers have departed, and new ones are needed. The office is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, but coverage becomes difficult if a member of the team is unavailable. Help is required, and the new director would like to meet you. For more information, visit the office in Bldg. 2120, Room 108, on Ramstein. If interested, call 480-5486 or 06371-47-5486, or email 86aw.rao@us.af.mil.

Giant Voice Hotline

Custodial contract feedback

New hours

New appointment line number

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 06371-405-9276. The Ramstein Law Center has new office hours. New walk-in hours for powers of attorney and notary services are from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and

The 86th Civil Engineer Group is interested in receiving feedback from base customers regarding contracted custodial services. To provide comments, please email CE.Customer.Service@ us.af.mil and include “Custodian Feedback” in the subject line. The new phone number for central appointments at the Kleber Army Health Clinic is 590-LRMC (5762) or 06371-9464-LRMC (5762).


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2013 CFC-O helps those in need by Capt. Amanda Huston 86th Airlift Wing community area planning officer

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our opportunity to give to your favorite charity through the Combined Federal Campaign-Overseas begins

Monday. The CFC-O, which ends Nov. 15, is the annual workplace giving campaign for the five overseas unified combatant commands. Administered by Global Impact, the CFC-O raised more than $13.6 million in 2012, demonstrating the generosity of overseas Department

of Defense uniformed and civilian personnel. In addition to other KMC area kickoff events, Ramstein will kick off this year’s campaign with a 5K run at 1 p.m. Sept. 20 at the Ramstein Southside Fitness Center. With more than 2,600 charities to choose from, contributors can find and support causes that have personal significance. Contributors also have the option to give to a program that is unique to overseas military community: the Family Support and Youth Program fund. All FSYP donations are returned to overseas military installations to

support quality of life programs for uniformed service members, federal civilians and their families. Despite a challenging economic situation, Team Ramstein raised $750,296 in 2012 — $84,796 more than the $675,000 goal. This year, the goal is 100 percent contact with all eligible Team Ramstein contributors. As with previous campaigns, contributors who pledge $150 or more will receive a coin for their donation. The CFC-O coin that will be distributed this year was designed by Tech. Sgt. Erik T. Fritz, 86th Security Forces Squadron defender.

As with previous campaigns, each squadron will have its own representatives who will make contact with the members of their unit and will accept donations. Donations can also be made via payroll allotment, cash or check on a paper Pledge Card. Contributors may also visit www. cfcoverseas.org to complete a paperless contribution via credit card, debit card or e-check. For a complete listing of charities and to learn more about the campaign, visit http://cfcoverseas. org or “like” CFC-O on Facebook. You can also follow the campaign on Twitter.


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WRM: required by mission Story and photo by Airman Dymekre Allen 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

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uel bladders, filters, hoses and R-11 refueling units do not prepare themselves. These are only some of the materiels the 86th Materiel Maintenance Squadron uses to provide support in deployed operations. The mission of the 86th MMS is to store, maintain and account for all War Response Materiel equipment for deployments downrange. Although administratively located at Ramstein, the bulk of the operations take place at locations in Luxembourg and Norway. The 86th MMS is a unique team of 38 members from 17 different career fields responsible for more than 85 percent of U.S Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa War Response Materiel. The WRM consists of aerospace ground equipment, basic expeditionary airfield resources kits, vehicle assets, external fuel tanks, bomb racks and more than $151 million in other equipment the

Airmen must maintain every day. “WRM is ready to go when the mission requires it,” said Staff Sgt. Timothy Douglas, 86th MMS NCOIC of operations. “We pride ourselves in knowing we have covered all the bases to ensure the quality and reliability of all WRM assets.” The squadron’s objective is to ensure they have the capability to have WRM ready at any given moment. “We are always ready to deploy assets wherever, whenever, they’re needed to get the job done,” Douglas said. Downrange, these Airmen provide support to the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff and NATO, as well as the combatant commander-directed exercises for disaster relief, contingencies and war missions. Because they handle the fuel bladders, filters, hoses and R-11 refueling units, their duties are essential for deployed operations involving aircraft and vehicles. “It takes qualified Airmen to plan and set up these operations and sup-

Staff Sgt. Timothy Emerick, 86th Materiel Maintenance Squadron aircraft armament systems technician, prepares to test a missile launcher attachment Sept. 6 on Ramstein. The 86th MMS Airmen store, maintain and account for WRM equipment for deployments downrange.

port a deployed location,” Douglas said. “Without them, the aircraft won’t even fly.” According to the Airmen of the 86th MMS, maintaining a high level of responsibility is key in their daily duties.

“Our mission is important,” said Staff Sgt. Alfred Beas, 86th MMS aircraft armament systems technician. “Our readiness for operations could become a deciding factor in the outcome of wartime missions.”

Senior enlisted adviser talks Army fundamentals with young allied officers Story and photo by Sgt. Maj. Michael Pintagro 21st Theater Sustainment Command Public Affairs The 21st Theater Sustainment Command’s senior enlisted adviser discussed Army force structure, the role of the American Soldier and the vital importance of the U.S.-German partnership with a unique group of junior officers Aug. 28 at the Center for Leadership Philosophy in Koblenz. Command Sgt. Maj. Jim Murrin said he felt a little nervous prior to his presentation. After all, the Boston native arrived in Germany only two months ago. His German consists mostly of greetings and menu items, and the presentation marked his first international speaking engagement. The junior officers were Germans. The sergeant major discussed Army force management fundamentals, composition, command and rank structure with the captains and lieutenants, all completing a course of study designed to produce well-rounded and well-informed “information officers.” Murrin talked big missions and small, quality of life, recruiting and retention. The sergeant major punctuated his presentation with personal anecdotes and observations, which attracted keen interest from the students. Murrin also emphasized the importance of the U.S. alliance with Germany and the uniquely warm relationship between Americans and Germans. He highlighted the strategic significance of the national bond as well as the cultural dimension of the relationship, noting to the students’ delight that most Soldiers consider Germany a highly desirable assignment. The sergeant major closed with a discussion of

the Army’s values, which he described as fundamental to the identity and mindset of the American Soldier. “The American military and the American Army are value-based organizations,” he said. “These values are fundamental to who we are and what we believe. They frame everything we do. They guide us in all our behavior, whether we’re on or off duty.” The students queried the sergeant major throughout a lively interactive session. The aspiring information officers asked about such weighty matters as budgets, U.S. public opinion during the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and reserve component training for operational missions. They asked even more frequently about human interest topics, including American Soldiers’ favorite assignment locations, their opinions of Germany and whether or not Murrin attempted supersonic speeds on the worldfamous autobahns. The students received the sergeant major’s observations and anecdotes warmly, pounding their tables appreciatively after the presentation. In the aftermath of the brief, several students applauded the sergeant major’s authenticity, honesty and human touch. “It was really good for us, because it gave us deep insight into the structure and the reason behind it,” said German Capt. Andreas Mertens, a youth information officer from Trier, after the presentation. “I found the personal opinions very interesting. He expressed a very deep identification with the U.S. military forces, and that helps us understand how (Americans) function. This gave us good insights into how (Americans) think and act.”

Command Sgt. Maj. Jim Murrin, the acting command sergeant major of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command, fields questions from German information officers during a presentation Aug. 28 at the Center for Leadership Philosophy in Koblenz. The presentation reflected and reinforced the strong bonds among allies, which extend even to training, mentorship and professional discourse.

German Capt. Patrick Rohmann, an information officer assigned to the Ruhr town of Unna, said he learned “U.S. sergeants major are very proud of what they’re doing. I found his presentation quite authentic.” “I did not realize the U.S. Army is so big,” he said. “I also found the branch system very interesting. An American officer can achieve high rank in a single branch. That’s good.” German Navy Cmdr. Sebastian Vagt, a youth information officer from Berlin, said it was good to have the emotional side. See FUNDAMENTALS, Page 9


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Riding in the danger zone by Staff Sgt. Kris Levasseur 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

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here is nothing more liberating for a motorcycle rider than the feeling of being completely unrestrained and out in the open as you cruise the open road on your bike. The feeling we don’t often get is, though free, we are completely exposed to danger around every corner and the danger we create for ourselves. That feeling of danger was made apparent to me very abruptly the first time I wrecked. I have ridden motorcycles in all forms since I was young. I started out on dirt bikes, hitting the trails and courses around my hometown. From the very first time I twisted the throttle on my little brother’s four-stroke 250cc, I was hooked on rid-

ing. Eventually, I graduated to sports bikes and cruisers. I couldn’t get enough of the freedom riding offered me — the freedom you just can’t get in a car. Riding season was my favorite time of year. As a rider, safety concerns are extremely important to me now, but that wasn’t always the case. Growing up in New Hampshire, my riding wasn’t hampered by helmet laws or any required personal protective equipment. By the time I turned 18, I stopped wearing a helmet altogether. It wasn’t uncommon for me to ride with nothing more than jeans and a T-shirt. I felt like I was untouchable. No matter what happened to anyone else, I thought it would never happen to me. Even after my

uncle lost his leg in a motorcycle accident, I still felt untouchable. Then I joined the Air Force. As a rider in the military, there are many rules and restrictions I must abide when riding. I have to be licensed to ride, trained and certified through an approved training course (offered through the wing safety office), and wear all required PPE, even as a passenger. I rode my whole life but didn’t learn to ride until I rode as a service member. I took many things away from the motorcycle safety course, but the most valuable to me was the knowledge I gained on how to react in a dangerous situation. Little did I know, a few short months after taking the course, I would be putting my training to the test. One day, while out on a ride, I made a mistake. I wasn’t paying enough attention to the road conditions in an unfamiliar area, and I overshot a turn. The moment I saw there was no corrective action I could take to keep me on the road was the exact moment motorcycle safeCourtesy photo ty became real for me. The way I saw it, there were two choices I could make: stay on the bike and try to save it from any damage, which could possibly have forced it to go down on top of me putting me in extreme danger, or drop my bike and take my chances on my own and do my best to protect myself from harm. Given what I learned during the motorcycle safety course, I decided to go with option two. I could always fix my bike, but my life is irreplaceable. The fact I have all of my limbs and am alive to tell this story I attribute to making the right choice. As my bike left the road, I dropped it and went flying for a few moments before making contact with the ground. The initial impact was shocking. As I was going down, I tried to get my body sideways

so I could try to roll off the impact and avoid road rash. That didn’t work out so well, because I didn’t have enough time to get to my side. I ended up sliding across the ground on my hands and knees for a short while as I tried to realign my body. Eventually, I was able to adjust enough to get into a roll. Rolling was a welcomed relief from the stress of sliding across the ground; unfortunately, I started too late and ended up crashing into a tree, impacting with the face screen of my helmet. There I was, laying completely still, in shock about what just happened. Fully conscious, I waited there for emergency responders to arrive. My first thought after it happened was, “Did that really just happen?” I was in complete disbelief I got into a wreck, and what I really couldn’t figure out is how I reacted the way I did. After receiving medical treatment and all the dust settled, I finally got a clear picture of what happened. Overall, I slid head-first 100 feet into a tree. I escaped with only minor road rash, overextended ligaments in my wrists and one knee, and a concussion. Without proper PPE and training I wouldn’t have had pads built into my jacket protecting me from serious road rash or a back brace built in to prevent my back from folding. I wouldn’t have had padded gloves to protect my palms and fingers from dragging across the gravel, dirt and grass. I wouldn’t have had a helmet to protect my head when I smashed into the tree. And lastly, I wouldn’t have had the training to not only know what to do, but to be able to do it and react without even thinking about it. To this day, I am thankful the Air Force held me responsible for my safety, because if I hadn’t grown out of my reckless ways, that day could have gone very differently. For more information or to sign up for motorcycle safety courses, contact the 86th Airlift Wing Safety Office at 480-7233.

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spend more time on them than just their treatment time.” Patients are responsible for their own medical appointment. Service members can get an email reminder with their appointment time but must ensure their email address is up-to-date when they schedule their appointment. “Members of the dental squadron are ready to do their part. All it takes is a little of effort on the patient’s side,” Hebert said. “We are highly skilled and trained, and we’re ready to provide a variety of services to our active-duty beneficiaries to not only improve the health of our population but to ensure the Air Force mission is achieved.” According to the 86th MDG appointment no-show policy,

active-duty patients who noshow an appointment may be reported to their commander. Non-active duty patients who repeatedly fail to keep appointments should be referred to the chief of medical staff who will determine the appropriate response for the situation. “The medical group is a benefit that patients need to take seriously,” said Maj. (Dr.) Shannon Klump, 86th MDG primary care flight medical director. “Patients need to take personal responsibility and call beforehand to cancel if they will not being able to make it.” To schedule or cancel appointments or to check lab results, visit Tricare online at www.tricareonline.com or call 479-2273 or 06371462273 (for family health appointments), or 479-2210 or 06371462210 (for dental appointments).

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Security forces: to protect and defend by Senior Airman Hailey Haux 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs Sitting in the driver’s seat, your vision is blurred and images of the scene come in and out of focus. Your head is pounding as you try to make sense of what just happened. Everything suddenly becomes clear and you realize the front of your car is on fire. As panic sets in, adrenaline pumping, you try frantically to escape only to find out the seatbelt won’t unbuckle and you’re trapped. You think to yourself, “Is this it?” and close your eyes. After what seems to be hours, you hear someone banging on your window. An unfamiliar face with the familiar beret calmly says, “Everything will be OK. I will get you out.” The security forces member then opens the car door, cuts the seatbelt and pulls you to safety. Security forces members risk their lives every day to safeguard the base resources and those who live and work here. “Our squadron is the primary integrated defense force for the installation,” said Senior Master Sgt. James Allen, 86th Security Forces Squadron security forces manager. “We not only check IDs and patrol, we secure protection-level assets on the

installation and provide close-boundary security for high-level assets that transit Ramstein, to include the president of the United States. We are also the primary force to detect, delay and defeat a ground threat to the installation.” Being overseas creates challenges bases in the states don’t deal with on a daily basis, and overcoming those challenges is a product of teamwork and training. “Our biggest challenge is balancing an aggressive in-garrison operations tempo with an equally aggressive deployment tempo,” Allen said. “About seven months ago we moved our operations flight into eight-hour shifts instead of 12-hour shifts. We saw a dramatic downward change in off-duty disciplinary issues and a rise in our defender’s resiliency.” Being on shift for eight hours gives members of the 86th SFS time to see family, take care of military business during the work week and allow their training requirements to be met without having people come in on their day off. Recently, security forces members won several awards due to hard work and dedication. “Overall, we won the (U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa) Col. Billy Jack Carter, Elizabeth N. Jacobson, Outstanding Security

Forces Higher Headquarter Civilian Staff Support, Outstanding Security Forces Flight Level Civilian (supervisory) and Outstanding Security Forces Civilian (non-supervisory) awards,” said Allen, winner of the Col. Billy Jack Carter Award. “For me personally, the award I won was a testament of the Airmen I had the pleasure of working with, mentoring and leading. “Their motivation and personal sacrifice to ensure mission accomplishment in a combat zone was astonishing,” he added. “Senior Airman Ashely Wendler, 86th SFS award winner, is a phenomenal Airman. Motivated and dedicated, her efforts, mindset and tenacity ensure the Air Force’s future. The host nation employees who won the awards are defenders through and through. They are the foundation and continuity for the unit.” Without our defenders here to safeguard our sensitive communication and airlift assets and provide an armed response to many restricted areas and alarmed facilities, things could go wrong in an instant. “We live in dangerous times, and security forces members are here to protect us as a base populace, and without them bad things can happen,” said Staff Sgt. Quintin Thompson, 786th Force Support Squadron, power production technician.


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US partners with Croatia to form IR13 Mayor’s Cell Story and photo by Staff Sgt. Alexander A. Burnett 21st Theater Sustainment Command Public Affairs ZAGREB, Croatia — Members of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command’s 16th Sustainment Brigade partnered with Soldiers from U.S. Army Europe, the 409th Contracting Support Brigade and the Croatian army to form the Operation Immediate Response 13 Mayor’s Cell at Petar Zrinski Barracks Aug. 19 to 31. Immediate Response 13 is a battlefield simulation exercise that brought military assets from the Balkan region of Europe together with the U.S. and members of the United Kingdom. While those involved in the exercise conduct simulated battles in the fictional country of “Atropian,” the Mayor’s Cell was responsible for ensuring all military members in attendance had a place to sleep, food to eat, gas for their vehicles and even a service to take care of laundry. “We are taking care of all life support aspects of this exercise and making sure they run smoothly,” said Capt. Kevin F. Jagusch, the Mayor’s Cell officer in charge, normally the plans officer for the 16th SB headquarters. “By taking care of things like laundry, food and billeting, our international partners can focus on their training and mission success in this exercise.” The Mayor’s Cell responsibilities began months before the exercise, with the coordination of contracts to purchase food, billeting, laundry services, use of the simulation center and transportation, said Sgt. 1st Class Ivan T. Luckett, the Mayor’s Cell contingency contracting NCO, a contracting NCO with the 409th CSB. “These contracts breathe life into this exercise,” Luckett said. “Not only do they ensure that our fellow Soldiers and their partners have everything they need while they are here, they also saved approximately $13,000 in government funds.” The Mayor’s Cell was also responsible for the movement of all computer assets and medical supplies necessary for the exercise. U.S. Army 1st Lt. Derek C. Grafton, the mayor’s cell movement control officer, 624th Movement Control Team, 39th Movement Control Battalion, coordinated the movement of computers from Grafenwöhr, Germany, and medical

U.S. Army Spc. Fausto F. Jimenez (left), a human resources specialist assigned to the 16th Sustainment Brigade headquarters, hands Macedonian Maj. Dragam Pavlovski, a member of the Macedonian Air Force Brigade, his laundry during Operation Immediate Response 13 at Petar Zrinski Barracks Aug. 28.

supplies from Pirmasens, Germany. Upon their arrival in Croatia, he ensured they cleared customs and arrived safely to the training site. As Soldiers, civilians and members of the international military community arrived, the Mayor’s Cell received them, assigned them to rooms, issued them meal cards and issued their participant badges. During the exercise execution, they ensured the dining facility ran smoothly and that the billets were cleaned daily. They also dispensed office supplies and water. The Croatian army members of the Mayor’s Cell assisted in all aspects of the mission. They purchased supplies for the exercise, helped pick up personnel as they arrived in Croatia, helped execute the contracts that provided life support to the operation and in-processed all members of the Croatian Army. Each U.S. member of the Mayor’s Cell had a Croatian counterpart, said Croatian Army Maj. Jurica Radic, the logistics officer for the Croatian Logistical Doctrine. “Working together in this environment we can exchange experiences,” Radic said. “We worked with our American counterparts very well and it is important for us to come together like this to build partnership for the future.” As the operation ended, the Mayor’s Cell collected all badges, meal cards and fuel cards, and coordinated travel for U.S. Soldiers to return home. Although they did not participate in the training exercise itself, their role made the mission a reality. “I’m impressed with what the 21st (TSC) has been able to do,” said Lt. Gen. Donald Campbell, the U.S. Army Europe commanding general. “They bring the experience to help us with the work that we do in theater security and cooperation.”

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“It was most interesting to us to see how the American Soldiers are motivated.” Air Force 1st Lt. Manja Wollweber, also an information officer from Berlin, said it is easy to read about the structure and the composition of the Army. “But (Murrin’s) personal stories were very interesting,” Wollweber said. “It’s particularly interesting to hear what motivates the American Soldier to join the military and remain in the military.” The presentation reflects the dynamic German-American partnership, which extends to professional dialogue, training and mentorship as well as coordination and combined planning. Lt. Col. Alexander Willing of the Bundeswehr Academy for Information and Communication, the chief event organizer, described the class as a “culminating course” for new information officers. “We are all brothers Students’ curriculum includes a sequence of specific classes, professional forums and even and sisters in arms. We a trip to the U.S. conducted over a period share a common bond, of nine to 14 weeks. Graduating captains and lieutenants serve as information officers not only because we’re under the ministry of defense and public allies but because we affairs. all volunteered to serve “This is a preparatory course for our inforour counties in a free mation officers,” Willing said. “The course society. I’m sure the covers many aspects of leadership philosophy.” more we talked, the Willing emphasized the importance of more we’d realize we learning from, with and about his country’s have a great deal in American allies. “As the U.S. is our biggest partner, it’s common.” important to understand how they see the — Command Sgt. Maj. Jim Murrin world,” he said. The toughest questions Murrin faced dealt with national security policy and defense strategy. The sergeant major emphasized the importance of allied partnership and its role in deterrence. “It’s difficult to measure the value of what doesn’t happen,” he said. “But that can be the best measure of success.” Murrin also emphasized the historically unique and vital role of citizens serving in a volunteer military and the common professional bond among allied service members. “We are all brothers and sisters in arms,” he said. “We share a common bond, not only because we’re allies but because we all volunteered to serve our counties in a free society. I’m sure the more we talked, the more we’d realize we have a great deal in common.”

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Exercise tests response Emergency responders carry a mock victim during an emergency responder exercise Sept. 6 at the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Center-Europe at Husterhoeh Kaserne in Pirmasens. About 125 responders from the German Red Cross, the fire departments of Pirmasens and Rodalben, the German police, and USAMMCE personnel participated. In addition, observers from all emergency services and the mayors of Pirmasens and Rodalben were on site.


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Christopher Robinson, 5, son of Sabrina Robinson, crawls through a tunnel during a youth Senior Airman Giovanni Pinzon, 86th Munitions Squadron ammunitions journeyman, picks gymnastics class offered by the 86th Force Support Squadron Sept. 4 on Ramstein. The 86th FSS up trash around the base as a part of bay orderly in September on Ramstein. Bay orderly is provides quality of life enhancement activities and services to members of the KMC. implemented to maintain a clean and healthy living environment for Airmen in the dorms.

Photo by Senior Airman Aaron-Forrest Wainwright

ABOVE: Safety inspection Staff Sgt. Joseph Hernandez, 86th Airlift Wing ground safety inspector, surveys a C-130J Super Hercules Sept. 4 on Ramstein. Safety inspectors from the 86th AW ensure Team Ramstein is always ready to execute the mission.

RIGHT: Keeping fit Senior Airman Joshua Goins, 1st Air and Space Communications Operations Squadron intelligence network technician, lifts weights Sept. 4 on Ramstein. Lifting weights helps promote a healthy lifestyle and keeps Airmen fit and motivated to carry out the mission.

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The Bombs and Bullets Story and photos by Senior Airman Chris Willis 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

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ithout ammo the fighter aircraft is just another passenger plane. The aircraft needs the bombs and bullets to provide the critical close air support for service members on the ground. The 86th Munitions Squadron transports munitions assets for other bases’ redistribution or in support of contingency operations. The unit acts more like a depot where they store munitions to be shipped for worldwide support. “MUNS is important, because we maintain the assets loaded on the aircraft in support of wartime operations,” said Tech. Sgt. Michael Bodley, 86th MUNS assistant NCOIC. What makes the mission here different is it’s not a fighter base; it’s an airlift wing. Here, the mission is geared more toward supporting operations downrange and to forward deploy requested munitions. In the past year, Airmen from the 86th MUNS have received 5.1 million assets with a net explosive weight of 94,000 pounds, which is worth more than $107 million. The 86th MUNS also does two annual 100 percent inventories and multiple 10 percent inventories. The inspections are held three times annually to help keep 100 percent of the stockpile inventoried and accounted for. “If something appears to be damaged, it’s taken to our munitions inspection where they will determine the extent of the damage,” Bodley said. “If it’s deemed unserviceable, the item will then be packaged and shipped back for disposition.” Ammo as a career is more than just munitions. Ammo Airmen support training operations across the globe. “Ammo is in great demand. There are constant training exercises, and we stay busy by providing munitions support and guidance on the ammo being used,” said Staff Sgt. Brian Warner, 86th MUNS storage crew chief. The precision guided munitions shop maintains several missile systems comprised of approximately 730 missiles and associated components worth a total of $193.2 million, making Ramstein a hub for weapons storage and transport throughout the area of responsibility. “We support the Air Force mission,” Warner said. “We are the bombs and bullets in the fight.”

Staff Sgt. Brian Warner, 86th Munitions Squadron munitions storage crew chief, posts an explosive placard on the front of a tractor to ensure the proper hazard class is displayed while munitions are transported Aug. 22 on Ramstein. The munitions will be transported to an in-transit munitions facility where they will be shipped in support of worldwide operations.

Staff Sgt. Brian Warner, Senior Airman Matthew Dankiewicz and Senior Airman Matthew Dankiewicz, 86th Munitions Squadron munitions Airman 1st Class David Shelton, 86th Munitions Squadron muni- storage crew member, spots a vehicle to ensure munitions are loaded safely tions storage crew members, load munitions onto a trailer. onto a trailer Aug. 22 on Ramstein.

Senior Airman Matthew Dankiewicz and Airman 1st Class David Shelton, 86th Munitions Squadron munitions storage crew members, secure a munitions storage facility Aug. 22 on Ramstein Air Base.


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86th MDG health clinic wins AF best supporting team by surgeon general Story and photo by Airman 1st Class Holly Mansfield 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

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he 86th Medical Group family health clinic recently won Air Force best supporting team by the surgeon general. The family health clinic provides members of the KMC with health care so they can accomplish their missions. The 56 active-duty Airmen, civilians and contractors of the clinic ensure all military personnel and their families are in great health. “The Air Force Medical Service Award is awarded quarterly to the military training flight with the highest improvement scores,” said Maj. (Dr.) Christopher Bender, 86th Medical Group practice manager. The clinic had to perform at its highest level in order to receive the award. “Each clinic is graded on customer satisfaction, patient continuity, emergency room utilization and preventive health measures,” Bender said. The medical clinic staff’s training is a benefit for patients to use. The clinic provides the KMC with 3,000 appointments per month with 550 scheduled appointments per week. “The essence of the Patient Centered Medical Home model requires care teams to provide the greatest and fastest access to health care resources through effective communication and the build-

Tanya Hockensmith, 86th Medical Group medical support technician, hands Master Sgt. Charles Higgins, 521st Air Mobility Operations Wing NCOIC air transportation operations, a prescription verification form after he signed in for an appointment Sept. 5 at the family health clinic on Ramstein. The 86th Medical Group family health clinic recently won Air Force best supporting team by the surgeon general for their highest improvement scores for the quarter.

ing of continuous healing relationships,” said Maj. (Dr.) Maxine McIntosh, 86th MDG family medicine flight commander. “As such, the winning of

the award conveys a message that heightened PCM teams competition exists, as each team strives to be the best.”

LRMC receives MEDCOM Exceptional Organizational Safety Award by Chuck Roberts Landstuhl Regional Medical Center Public Affairs

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f you’re looking for excitement, best stay away from Landstuhl Regional Medical Center. During 2012, no one died or suffered a permanent disability, there were no occupational illnesses or serious cases of property damage, and the number of injuries that did occur dropped from 94 to 76 compared with the previous year. To the average patient or employee, such safety goes largely unnoticed. To the Army surgeon general, however, the accomplishment loomed large enough to bestow the MEDCOM Exceptional Organizational Safety Award to LRMC and the small army of people it takes to make bad things not happen. “Today is a great day,” said Col. John Collins, the commander for Europe Regional Medical Command who made the Aug. 26 award presentation on behalf of Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho, the surgeon general and commanding general for U.S. Army Medical Command. “We’ve got to celebrate these times

when we have victories like this,” Collins said. “Getting the MEDCOM Exceptional Organizational Safety Award is a huge deal, and I think long overdue for this great organization. LRMC embodies excellence in so many ways. This is just another demonstration of that excellence by a team of highly competent, skilled, dedicated and motivated people.” In leading the LRMC pursuit of safety, Collins singled out LRMC Safety Manager Harry Raith, describing him as a “tremendous professional” and “incredible part of this institution for a long time who has helped keep us safe.” Collins also lauded Henny Moll as a valuable, “quiet professional” in her behind-the-scenes role as the LRMC safety specialist. Although he works in the LRMC Safety Office, Raith said the award is truly shared by the small army of LRMC professionals it takes to keep the largest U.S. hospitals outside the U.S. so safe, including facility management, quality assurance, maintenance contractors, housekeeping, security, occupational health, industrial hygiene, works council, emergency management, medical

Photo by Phil A. Jones

From left, Harry Raith, Henny Moll, Command Sgt. Maj. Timothy Sprunger, Col. Judith Lee, Col. John Collins and Sgt. Major Brian Stauffer receive the MEDCOM Exceptional Organizational Safety Award.

maintenance, HAZMAT, preventive medicine, company commanders and first sergeants, infection prevention and control, fire marshall, and additional duty safety NCOs at Army health clinics in Belgium, Germany and Italy.

“Safety is about attitude,” Raith said. “LRMC has been fortunate to have team members with the right attitude to create a safe environment. As a patient, you have the right to enter a medical treatment facility that is clean and safe.”


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Breedlove urges NATO to tap NCO corps capabilities by Donna Miles American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — As new challenges and budget realities loom, the officer who serves as NATO’s supreme allied commander for Europe and commander of U.S. European Command has challenged those in his charge to tap the “vast reservoir of untapped potential” within the noncommissioned officer corps. “NATO and our partner nations are standing atop a gold mine of capability,” Air Force Gen. Philip M. Breedlove wrote today in his command blog. “We need to

get better at mining it and refining it.” Breedlove shared his own experience as NCOs shared their tactical and technical skills and leadership abilities with him throughout his Air Force career. “As I’ve risen through the ranks as a leader and commander, I’ve benefitted from the support, trust and wise counsel of my NCOs,” he said. Now, he said, he continues to rely on the knowledge and insights of his command senior enlisted leaders at NATO and EUCOM: Air Force Command Chief Master Sgt. Todd Small and

CFC-O, from Page 2 On the way to training, my first thoughts were please no PowerPoint slides. I haven’t had coffee or an energy drink yet, and this could be bad. Also, please let me get a good seat so I can actually hear and see what’s going on. If I can’t, I may be tempted to text, tweet and balance my checkbook — all at the same time. Most of the reps present at the training were Soldiers. So I quickly found a spot near the front and tried to blend in, civilian clothes and all. Our facilitator and campaign manager (Europe), Samantha Barrett, was pleasant, knowledgeable and, best of all, she had an English accent. Whenever I hear an accent, it makes me want to actually listen, so it was a win-win situation all around. She answered our questions with real answers (that actually made sense) and without reading from a training manual. I always have questions about everything (it’s what I do), so that earned her a gold star right away. We did have PowerPoints, but we moved through them relatively quickly so everyone was able to remain awake. The point of contact for the Kaiserslautern Army Community, Capt Kyle McKemy, spoke with us and provided instructions on how we would submit our unit pledges. He also introduced us to a few more of his colleagues spread out across the different Army installations here. It was good to be able to put a face with a name. What I liked most about the training was the fact that it provided me with a list of different resources and reference materials to help with questions or concerns. I’m not one of those people who can remember everything, especially if it involves PowerPoint slides and sitting longer than half an hour. All and all, I honestly did learn quite a few things from the training, and I realized that whatever your role is, CFC-O is time and money well spent. I encourage everyone (CFC reps included) to take an opportunity to learn about the campaign and donate to one of the more than 2,500 international, national and local charities. This year’s campaign starts Monday and ends Nov. 15. For more information check out http:// cfcoverseas.org.

Air Force Command Chief Master Sgt. Craig Adams. “I believe our alliance abounds in NCOs like these two leaders,” he said. “And I believe we must fully engage our NCOs’ unique capabilities to strengthen NATO’s collective defense and assist its transformation.” NATO has made progress in better developing and engaging its NCOs, Breedlove noted. The alliance established command senior enlisted leader positions across the NATO structure and published the alliance’s first NCO strategy and guidelines. In addition, the NATO School and Swiss Armed

Forces Professional NCO School joined forces to design and teach NCO education courses, he said. Allied Command Operations and EUCOM command senior enlisted leaders also partnered with the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies to organize the annual International Senior Enlisted Seminar. Meanwhile, Belgium, Hungary, Romania, Ukraine, Turkey and other allies established senior enlisted leadership positions, Breedlove reported. Other nations such as Slovenia and Croatia developed their own multinational NCO education and

outreach programs. “These efforts have proven beneficial by creating an NCO corps that is increasingly empowered and responsible for individual training, discipline and the health and welfare of their service members,” Breedlove said. “In this era of fiscal belttightening, we must look for opportunities to better develop and employ the assets we already have, in particularly our NCOs,” he said. “When we sharpen our NCOs’ capability through exercises, training, experience and professional education, we sharpen our nations’ combat edge.”

EPC providers help at-risk children thrive by Mark Iacampo U.S. Army Garrison Hohenfels Public Affairs In a perfect world, there would be no need for Emergency Placement Care providers, but as anyone who has ever looked into the eyes of an abused child can attest, we do not live in a perfect world. EPC is a program designed to provide temporary 24-hour care for at-risk children when the child cannot be safely cared for by their natural parents or legal guardians. EPC providers offer a temporary safe haven for the children to be cared for while the family risk assessments are being conducted by Social Work Services. “Child abuse” and “neglect” are powerful words that can instantly evoke graphic images in a person’s mind, but the perpetrators are often not simply “bad” people. “Lack of knowledge of the developmental stage of a child and high levels of stress are the two most common reasons for child abuse,” said Brandi Stauber, Installation Management CommandEurope Family Advocacy Program manager. To combat this, when a child is placed with an EPC provider, SWS begins evaluating the parents, assessing both their strengths and weaknesses and developing treatment options designed to help parents provide a safe environment for their children. “That’s our ultimate goal — to help the family successfully raise their children in a safe environment,” Stauber said. Stauber said that’s why the program is designed to be temporary (ideally less than 90 days). It’s also why EPC providers are so important and so needed. “We have 16 locations across Europe,” Stauber said. “What we are hoping for is that at any given moment at any location, if there was an incident to occur where children needed to be temporarily removed from their homes for safety reasons, we would have a home available to provide care.” EPC providers need to be at least 21 years old and pass a background check, but Stauber said the

most important qualification is having a passion for reaching out to a family in need. Heather Kiplinger had such a passion when she signed up for the program in Wiesbaden a few years ago. “I lost my mom very young, so any child that has to be away from their parents saddens me, really,” Kiplinger said. “If I could be a good home for someone else, I would love to be that good home for them.” “It’s not going to be about monetary incentives or because it looks good on a resume,” said Stauber, although a daily stipend is provided to reimburse expenses. “It’s really about finding a way to embrace your community and wrap your arms around these families who are in great need. “It’s about knowing that you are contributing to your community and strengthening and supporting military families at a level that is difficult but can be very rewarding,” she added. Kiplinger can attest to the truth of those rewards. She and her family served as EPC providers for a pair of siblings over several months. “Taking them in at a time when they were scared and afraid of being taken from their mother and giving them a happy home for a bit was an awesome reward,” she said. Stauber also pointed out that the long-term benefits to both the children and their parents can be life changing. “We all have the opportunity to help each other,” Stauber said. “For this program to work, it really does take a community of individuals to support these families who are in great need.” EPC tries to match up children with the best possible families, with some homes perhaps being better suited to teenagers while another may be ideal for a child under 3. But in order to have that flexibility, the program needs more families trained and certified. To begin the application process to becoming an EPC provider, contact Family Advocacy. (For the full story, visit the KA online at www.kaiserslauternamerican.com.)


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Team Ramstein honors Hispanic heritage by Miroslava Bingham Hispanic Heritage Month committee member Every year, Sept. 15 through Oct. 15 marks National Hispanic Heritage Month during which Americans celebrate the culture and traditions of Spanish-speaking residents, many of whom could trace their geographical roots to Spain, Mexico, Central America, South America or the Caribbean. Since America’s founding, Hispanics have had a profound and positive influence on our country through their strong commitment to family, faith, hard work and service. They have enhanced and shaped our national character through centuries old traditions that reflect the multiethnic and multicultural customs of their respective communities. Hispanic Heritage Month, the roots of which date back to 1968, begins each year on Sept. 15, the anniversary of independence of five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. Mexico,

Chile and Belize also celebrate their independence during this period. The term “Hispanic” or “Latino” refers to Puerto Rican, South or Central American or other Spanish culture or origin regardless of race. As noted on the 2010 Census form, people of Spanish, Hispanic or Latino origin could identify themselves as Mexican, MexicanAmerican, Chicano, Puerto Rican, Cuban, or “another Hispanic, Latino or Spanish origin.” According to this Census, 50.5 million people, or 16 percent of the population, are of Hispanic or Latino origin. This represents a significant increase from 2000, which registered the Hispanic population at 35.3 million, or 13 percent of the total U.S. population. We look forward to the 2013 Hispanic Heritage Month with a special degree of veneration, mirroring this year’s national theme, “Hispanics: Serving and Leading Our Nation with Pride and Honor,” through a series of events open to the public.

Hispanic Heritage Month Events • Story Readings at Ramstein Library: from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 26 and Oct. 3 • Free Spanish dance classes at the Ramstein Officers’ Club, Wing Lounge: from 5 to 8:30 p.m. every Thursday from Thursday to Oct. 3 • HHM Expo at the Kaiserslautern Military Community Center: from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 5, with food tasting, art displays, music/dancing and information booths • HHM 5K Fun Run: 9 a.m. Oct. 12. Prizes will be awarded for first place men and women; other prizes will be raffled


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AFSA conference encourages, informs Airmen leadership,” he said. “Your attributes, work ethic and commitment to service that each and every one of you display every SAN ANTONIO, Texas — The strength day gives us without question, no matter and impact of the NCO corps was the theme what happens in the future, the confidence of the night as Acting Secretary of the Air to know that we’re in the world’s greatest Force Eric Fanning was keynote speaker Air Force.” during the Air Force Sergeants Association In following with the AFSA tradition Convention and Professional Airmen’s of recognizing outstanding military leadConference banquet Aug. 28 here. ers, the EUCOM commander received Several guests of honor attended the the Excellence in Military Leadership annual event, including Gen. Philip Award for his outstanding commitment Breedlove, the commander of U.S. to improve the quality of life for the Air European Command and NATO Supreme Force community at a strategic level durAllied Commander Europe; Chief Master ing uncertain economic times. Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody; In its 52nd year of operation, AFSA Photo by Senior Airman Deandre Curtiss Cory Etchburger, the son of Chief Master continues to represent the professional and Sgt. William Etchburger, who was recent- Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody speaks to the audience of the 2013 personal interest of all Airmen and their Air Force Sergeants Association Professional Airmen’s Conference and International ly posthumously awarded the Medal of Convention Aug. 28 at the Grand Hyatt in San Antonio, Texas. families. To do this, AFSA leaders work Honor; and several former chief master with the Department of Veterans Affairs sergeants of the Air Force. see you; if you hide, we will find you; and if you and the White House to help pass legislation to benFanning spoke about the necessity of AFSA to help deserve it, we will punish you. We give the presi- efit members of the armed forces, or to fight laws senior leaders understand the scope of their decisions dent the ability to hold targets at risk, all over the that may problematically affect them. on Airmen. As the former deputy under secretary world, 24/7. No other service can do that.” As the conference came to a close, Fanning of the Navy/deputy chief management officer, he Before handing out the Chief Master Sergeant praised the NCO corps on being the backbone of the expressed his excitement about being part of the Air of the Air Force awards, Cody spoke about the military, stating “We are what we are as a military Force and constantly learning about the complex accomplishments of each of the Airmen in atten- and an Air Force because of our NCO corps — we global missions supported by Airmen every day. dance, conveying his thanks to them for carrying on couldn’t do it without you.” “The Air Force offers something that no other the legacy of the Air Force and their resilience and Looking forward to the force reduction stemming service does,” Fanning said. “General Welsh talks dedication to duty. from sequestration, Fanning told attendees “there about global reach, global power and global vigi“Airmen should know how inspiring the men are great uncertainties … but there is one thing I do lance. To me that means, if you move, we will and women — our Airmen — are to your Air Force not doubt and that’s the (Air Force’s) NCO corps.” by Staff Sgt. Marissa Tucker 502nd Air Base Wing Public Affairs


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FTAC students gain knowledge through financial management by Senior Airman Hailey Haux 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Air Force and Army Chapel Schedule Protestant Services

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

Being new to the Air Force can be a huge step in a person’s life. For some, it’s just another job. For others, it’s their first major job since graduating high school. With a new job come new responsibilities — one of those being financial stability. The Ramstein Airman & Family Readiness Center briefs First Term Airman Center students about different ways to be financially responsible. “Everything costs more here in Germany,” said Heidi Goodbar, A&FRC community readiness consultant. “You have the euro to dollar ratio and the extra 19 percent tax, so a lot of people aren’t financially prepared to move here.” The A&FRC has a four-hour slot to talk with first term Airmen about the building blocks for financial success, short-term and long-term goals, retirement plans, emergency savings funds, having a budget and a few financial mishaps. “The briefing was very helpful. There was a lot of good, useful information,” said Airman 1st Class Maryssa Cruz, FTAC student. “I wish I had this briefing a long time ago, because this is valuable material to help us get settled down with our finances.” The Airmen were given spreadsheets with the breakdown of all possible expenses a person can have each month to assist in getting them on the right track with bills and savings. Not only were the Airmen briefed on how to spend and save their money, they were given information about additional resources the A&FRC offers to everyone. “We offer child care for Airmen who have

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moved here and 30 hours of child care a week for Airmen who want to volunteer,” Goodbar said. “It’s the little things that can save money here and there that helps.” Goodbar also gave financial advice for the different “colors” of people: orange, blue, gold and green. Each personality has a different way of using their money, and knowing what color a person is helps them overcome possible financial trouble. “Many of these kids are new and young. This is their first big job. This is their first time being away from home and managing their own money,” Goodbar said. “We are here to give them the tools to get a good start.” There are many other financial classes the A&FRC offers, such as managing your money, understanding the Thrift Savings Plan, extreme couponing and ditching the dorms. For more information, call the A&FRC at 480-5400.

Orthodox Christian

Enjoy your meal

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

Episcopal (St. Albans)

10:30 a.m. Sundays, Kapaun Chapel

Korean Service

1 p.m. Sundays, Ramstein South Chapel

Unitarian

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

Wiccan

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

Confessional Lutheran (WELS) 4 p.m. second and fourth Sundays, Ramstein South Chapel

Photo by Airman 1st Class Jordan Castelan

Airmen queue for checkout at the RheinlandInn Dining Facility Sept. 4 on Ramstein. The RheinlandInn Dining Facility provides meals to Airmen and Department of Defense cardholders four times a day.


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Junior Soldier brings ‘First in Support’ mentality to Immediate Response ZAGREB, Croatia — During a joint and coalition training exercise, in a room that was populated with colonels, sergeants major, staff level NCOs and field grade officers, sat a single private first class. She was soft spoken and new to the coalition environment, but she learned quickly and adapted to any task she was given. For three weeks, she showed the members of the simulated higher command what it means to be “First in Support.” Pfc. Karlea E. Henderson, a human resources specialist assigned to the 21st Theater Sustainment Command’s 18th Engineer Brigade, is working as the lowest ranking and youngest member of the simulated 70th Infantry Division, the higher command during the Immediate Response 13 training exercise at the Croatian Training Simulation Center Aug. 9 through 31. Ten Soldiers from Kaiserslautern, Baumholder and Schweinfurt traveled to Croatia to take part in the 19-day exercise. This exercise was Henderson’s first experience working with foreign military services and her first time working in a division-level personnel section. During the three weeks, she met and worked alongside military members from Croatia, Serbia, Macedonia, the United Kingdom, Montenegro and Herzegovina, as well as with several U.S. Army units. “This is very different from what I do everyday at the brigade,” Henderson said. “I am learning so much about what is expected from a division personnel section working in this kind of environment. It’s definitely a lot more responsibility.” Her responsibilities included receiving requests for information from subordinate level training audiences, casualty reports and personnel statistics St. Alban's Military Community

Episcopal Services HOLY EUCHARIST Sundays 10:30

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from each country. These requests and reports represented simulated incidents and statistics that the multinational brigade and battalion level units were working together to overcome. If Henderson had failed to retrieve one of these items, it could have resulted in drastic consequences. “I have worked on several joint and coalition exercises in Europe, Asia and the United States. When I arrive at an exercise like this I expect to see staff sergeants as the lowest ranking Soldiers. I was very surprised to see Pfc. Henderson as a member of my staff,” said Lt. Col. Barbara P. Tucker, the deputy personnel officer for the Hawaii National Guard, the simulated 70th ID personnel officer. “Henderson never failed, and she never hesitated to ask the important questions to get the mission accomplished.” Henderson’s ability to learn and her high level of motivation impressed both her officer in charge and her NCO in charge. “Henderson came to Immediate Response 13 with a high level of motivation, and if she was ever intimidated by the ranks in the room she never let it show,” said Staff Sgt. Robert L. Gordon, the administrative NCOIC for the Hawaii National Guard officer branch, the simulated 70th ID admin NCOIC. “I am very impressed with how quickly she learns and her potential for advancement.” After the exercise culminates, Henderson will return to the 18th Eng. Bde. in Schweinfurt, Germany. She will resume her normal duties as a brigade administrative clerk in charge of leave forms and finance issues. While she views her daily duties as necessary to the Army, she expressed her excitement at what awaits her at the next level. “I learned a lot about what the future holds in my career field and the environments I might work in as I advance in my military career,” Henderson said. “I am very grateful for this experience and the opportunity to work shoulder-to-shoulder with members of these great nations.”

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U.S. Army Pfc. Karlea E. Henderson (right), a human resources specialist assigned to the 21st Theater Sustainment Command’s 18th Engineer Brigade acting as a personnel clerk for the simulated 70th Infantry Division higher command, and Croatian army Maj. Ruzica Pavic Kevric, a medical practitioner specializing in occupational and sports medicine at the Croatian Institute for Aviation Medicine, the simulated 70 ID medical officer, review a casualty report during the Operation Immediate Response 13 training exercise Aug. 26.

In the final days of the exercise, Tucker expressed how impressed she was with Henderson’s performance and what the future looks like for this Soldier. “I would gladly serve with Henderson again,” Tucker said. “I see her becoming a great and motivated noncommissioned officer.” 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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Tye Jones, son of Tech. Sgt. Shawn Jones, commander’s support staff NCOIC, 86th Security Forces Squadron, sits in the driver’s seat of a Humvee.

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Weston and Kaiden Bodkin, sons of Staff Sgt. Clayton Bodkin, 700th Contracting Squadron unit deployment manager, interact with weapons on display during the 2013 Day for Kids.

Day for Kids kicks off youth sports season by Senior Airman Caitlin Guinazu 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

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amstein hosted its annual Day for Kids event Sept. 7. Ramstein’s youth program and the Boys and Girls Club of America sponsored the day of fun with the purpose of bringing parents and their children together to have a good time. During the day, there was a great deal of fun activities and family fun events, where parents and children spent the day together and where children could just enjoy being kids. Ring toss, miniature bowling, a weapons display from security forces and an obstacle course were just a few of the day’s highlights. This event is hosted every year on this day in conjunction with the opening day of youth sports. By maximizing participation, a Day for Kids works to spread the word about the great events the sports program, the youth program and the local community have for children. LEFT: Quinton and Amari Greene, children of Tech. Sgt. Alfred Greene, 86th Aerospace Medicine Squadron, play a game of ring toss.

Jason Medina Jr., son of Staff Sgt. Jason Medina, U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa European Central Altitude Reservation Facility technician, spars with a security forces member.

Lauren Smith, daughter of Col. Lee Smith, 86th Airlift Wing vice commander, completes an obstacle course during the 2013 Day for Kids Sept. 7.


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Soldiers, families enjoy food, fun during organizational day Story and photo by Staff Sgt. Alexander A. Burnett 21st Theater Sustainment Command Public Affairs Soldiers, families and friends of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command’s 21st Special Troops Battalion enjoyed food, fun and camaraderie Sept. 6 during an organizational day at Pulaski Park on Vogelweh Miliary Complex. In attendance were members of the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 5th Quartermaster Detachment and the 266th Financial Management Support Center. Soldiers and their families enjoyed sunny weather while they played basketball, football, horseshoes and volleyball. Participants jumped in bouncy castles, sumo wrestled and climbed on playgrounds. “Organizational days like today are important to any unit,” said Master Sgt. Kory L. Ysen, the 21st STB

operations NCO in charge. “It’s great for Soldiers and their families to get out of the office, have something to eat together and enjoy a nice day like today.” Throughout the day, “Always Ready” Soldiers and families enjoyed candy and snacks provided by the 21st STB ministry team and free soft drinks provided by the battalion. At noon, everyone enjoyed a meal of barbecued chicken, ribs, hot dogs and hamburgers before returning to the fun. “There was some good food here, and it was a lot of fun,” said Kathy Hollingshead, wife of Spc. Joshua Hollingshead, a rigger assigned to the 5th QM Det. “Our son, Kallon, really enjoyed being in the bouncy castles.” As the day ended, the command team from the 21st STB gave the Soldiers and families guidance on safety before sending them into the weekend. The battalion command sergeant major expressed his feelings of

Soldiers from the 21st Theater Sustainment Command’s 21st Special Troops Battalion prepare to sumo wrestle each other while wearing 50-pound sumo suits Sept. 6 during the 21st STB organizational day at Pulaski Park on Vogelweh Military Complex.

satisfaction with the event and plans for the future. “I think today went extremely well. Everyone had fun,” said Command Sgt. Maj. Brian K. Mainor, the 21st

STB command sergeant major. “We were blessed with some beautiful weather, and we built some camaraderie in the STB team. I really want to make this a quarterly event.”

School Notes Paws & Pals

The Paws & Pals program helps children improve their literacy skills by teaming them up with a dog to read books. The dogs are registered volunteer animals that have been trained and are great listeners. This program is for children in pre-school through middle school. The next event will take place at 3 p.m. Wednesday. Sign up at the circulation desk at the library. For more information regarding this free program or other library programs, contact the Kaiserslautern Main Library, Bldg. 3810 on Landstuhl, at 486-7322 or 06371-86-7322.

KHAC scholarships

The Kaiserslautern Hispanic American Club is sponsoring two scholarships to a Ramstein or Kaiserslautern high school senior with plans to enroll full time at a two- or four-year institution. Interested seniors should submit an essay by 4 p.m. Sept. 20 by email to Cesar Alvarez, chairman of the 86th Airlift Wing Hispanic Heritage Committee, at cesar.alvarez.1@us.af.mil and to Antonio Gonzales at antonio.gonzales.1@us.af.mil. Essays must be 500 words on one of the following topics: Describe the ways you celebrate your heritage while living in a foreign country; an important Hispanic female in history who has influenced you; how education is important to you as a Hispanic student, your family and the Hispanic community; how you work to improve Hispanic stereotypes and how education may influence stereotypes; what advice you would provide a young Hispanic student starting high school and why. Scholarship winners will receive notification from the KHAC and be presented the scholarship at a special event. For details, call Alvarez or Gonzales at 480-1799 or 0637-147-1799.

How to be a pirate

Are you looking for some gold? Or a lost world? Or even interested in exploring the sea? Join the Kaiserslautern Main Library and KMC Onstage and we can show you how! Join the library for this fun way to educate children about the library program and take part in pirate-themed stories, crafts, raffles and more. You can even meet real pirates (actors) from KMC Onstage! This event takes place at 10 a.m. Sept. 21 in Bldg. 3810 on Landstuhl. No sign-up required. Open to all ages. For details, call 486-7322 or 06371-86-7322.

Teen Advisory Group meeting

Calling all teens! The Teen Advisory Group meeting is your opportunity to make your voices heard about library programs and materials that you want to see. This is your library; help make it the best it can be! The meeting will be held at 3:30 p.m. Oct. 2 in the Kaiserslautern Main Library, Bldg. 3810 on Landstuhl. This meeting is for teens 13 to 17 years old. Snacks will be provided, and no sign-up is required. For details, call 486-7322 or 06371-867322.

College Night

U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern 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.

Music lessons

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.

Story Time at the library

Join the Kaiserslautern Main Library on Landstuhl at 10:30 a.m. every Wednesday for Story Time. Introduce children to books and reading. Librarians and volunteers read stories to match the ages and attention spans of the children attending. Parents learn how to foster early literacy skills to prepare their children for learning to read. Librarians answer questions about books and library services and teach parents how to interest their children in books. This is for children ages 2 to 5, and no signup is required. The Kaiserslautern Main Library is located in Bldg. 3810 on Landstuhl. For details, call 486-7322 or 06371-86-7322.

KMC Teen Shuttle

Child, Youth & School Services have resumed its KMC Teen Shuttle service. Pick-up/drop-off points are located throughout Vogelweh, Vogelweh Housing, Ramstein, Landstuhl and the Melkerei in Landstuhl Village. ID card, shuttle card and permission slips are required to ride the shuttle. Apply for your shuttle card at Central Enrollment & Registration located in Bldg. 2898 on Pulaski Barracks. For more information, visit www. kaiserslautern.armymwr.com.


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Photo by Senior Airman Aaron-Forrest Wainwright

AFN service Senior Airman Shane Mitchell, American Forces Network Kaiserslautern radio disc jockey, plays the latest hits over the radio Sept. 6 on Vogelweh. AFN Kaiserslautern is celebrating 70 years of service to the KMC this year.

Baumholder NEC wins first place in medium category Story and photo by Lorinda L. Risley Deputy Network Enterprise Center chief

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or the second year in a row, 102nd Signal Battalion’s Network Enterprise Center, including the Baumholder NEC, earned first place in the medium category of the Network Enterprise Technology Command NEC of the Year competition. The award was presented to Lt. Col. Nathan Bollinger, 102nd Signal Battalion commander, and battalion members by NETCOM Commanding General Brig. Gen. Peter Gallagher and NETCOM Command Sgt. Maj. Earl B. Allen. The NEC performs network operations, network management, information assurance, telephone service, and sustains base information and network services in support of both military and interagency organizations. The 102nd had to meet certain criteria to win within their perspective categories during the competition. NEC award selectees supported enterprise solutions and demonstrated the most innovative solutions to resource shortfalls. The Baumholder Network Operations Team received the 102nd Signal Battalion Team of the Quarter award as well. “I’m honored and proud to work with such great professionals,” said John Neilson, Baumholder NEC chief. “Knowing the community is well taken care

Amongst a battery of computers, Spc. Ryan Clark works on re-imaging a computer.

of and our war fighters can accomplish their mission is our No. 1 goal. I would like to congratulate all the members of the 102nd for receiving this award again for the third time since 2008 and thank all of these highly professional personnel for their hard work and dedication. It definitely shows.”

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Athena and Jeremy McCauley pose for a photo in front of Stonehenge Aug. 8 in Wiltshire, England.

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Kiki Bell celebrates her 7th birthday with a trip to Disneyland Paris Aug. 22.

Francisco, Ivett and Francisco Gonzalez pose for a photo at the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

William, Elizabeth, Aislinn, Dontae and Jordyn Goodner enjoy the sun during a trip to Praia Dona Ana, Portugal, in July.


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9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Sept. 21 in Bldg. 1036 on Vogelweh Housing. For details, call 0631-354-9986. » The NAF warehouse sale will take place from 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 21 at the Special Events Center, Bldg. 237 on Rhine Ordnance Barracks. Pick up office and children’s furniture, electrical equipment, kitchenware and more at great prices. ID cardholders only, credit and debit cards accepted. More information can be found by calling 388-9135 or 06221-338-9135, or 483-6757 or 0631-411-6759. » U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern’s Outdoor Recreation travel schedules for September and October are available. Visit Prague or Paris; go on a trip to Oktoberfest, to Disneyland Paris or to the Halloween Party at Frankenstein Castle; and much more! Outdoor Recreation has a variety of thrilling excursions for you and your friends or family. Check out what Army Outdoor Recreation has to offer. For more information, contact Army Outdoor Recreation, Bldg. 2905 on Pulaski Barracks, at 493-4117 or 0631-3406-4117, or visit www.kaiserslautern.armymwr. com. » U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern 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. » Shop until you drop at the Holiday Bazaar, which features a variety of more than 80 European vendors selling treasures, paintings, jewelry, wine and much more. The bafor our website www.militaryingermany.com and other print zaar takes place from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. publications. 1, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 2, and 11 a.m. to • Must demonstrate a writing background 5 p.m. Nov. 3 at the Special Events Center in (newspaper or magazine, travel writing, etc.) Bldg. 237 on Rhine Ordnance Barracks. For • German language skills are helpful. more information, call 493-4184 or 0631• Minimum number of stories per week required. 3406-4184 or check out kaiserslautern. • Contribute own story ideas and keep up-to-date with current events in the KMC, Baumholder, Stuttgart and Wiesbaden areas. armymwr.com.

» Put on the performance of a lifetime and let your voice be heard at Armstrong’s Club’s Karaoke Contest at 9:30 p.m. today at the club in Bldg. 1036 on Vogelweh Housing. Trophies and cash prizes will be awarded. Cost is $10 for contestants and free for attendees and supporters. You must sign up in person at Armstrong’s Club by 8:45 p.m. Open to the first 20 registered contestants, 18 and up. For more information, call 0631-354-9986. » The Ramstein Officers’ Spouses Club hosts an Oktoberfest Social Wednesday at the Ramstein Officers’ Club. The social begins at 9:30 a.m. and the event starts at 10. Child care will be provided. Show off your German spirit by wearing a dirndl, lederhosen or other German attire. Cost is $16 for members and $19 for non-members. RSVP before midnight on Sunday by visiting www.ramsteinosc. org. » Join the Kaiserslautern Main Library for a great independent film, “Die Freien Menschen,” directed by Ismaël Ferroukhi, at 5:30 p.m. Thursday. Enjoy a worldclass, award-winning, foreign and independent film. In Paris during World War II, an Algerian immigrant is inspired to join the resistance by his unexpected friendship with a Jewish man. Refreshments will be available, and no sign-up is required. For more information, contact the Kaiserslautern Main Library, Bldg. 3810 on Landstuhl. » The second annual Harvest of Praise Benefit Concert, scheduled for Sept. 21, needs volunteer musicians and singers to help with the community choir. Rehearsals will begin Monday and end Sept. 20. » Armstrong’s Club’s R&B Night takes place from

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Baumholder Events

» Baumholder’s Hilltop Theater presents “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” a loveable classic based on the comic strip “Peanuts,” by Charles M. Schulz. Show dates

September 13, 2013 are at 7 p.m. today and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. You may purchase tickets at the door or in advance through Hilltop Theater, Bldg. 8218 on Smith Barracks, (call 485-7244 or 06783-6-7244). » All units assigned to U.S. Army Garrison Baumholder are invited to participate in a flag football tournament beginning at 9 a.m. Sept. 21 and 22 at the M.P. Field. Pre-registration is required no later than Monday. For more information or to sign up, call or visit the sports office on Smith Barracks, Bldg. 8105. Call 485-6671 or 06783-66671 for details. » Come audition for “Blackbeard the Pirate.” This youth production is open to kindergarten through 12th grade. Auditions will take place at 3:15 p.m. Sept. 30. The cast will be required to rehearse from 3:15 to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Friday with a performance taking place at 4 p.m. Oct. 5. For more information, contact Parent Central Services at 485-7003 or 06783-6-7003. » Come enjoy an evening of three one-act plays at your favorite theater in Baumholder. “An Evening of One Acts” will take place at 7 p.m. Oct. 4 and 5. 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.

Jobs

» Want to learn more about finding a government job? Visit Army Community Service, Bldg. 2917 on Pulaski Barracks at 10 a.m. Sept. 27 to learn more about finding and applying for jobs. RSVP required. For more information or to make an appointment with Employment Readiness, call 0631-3406-4029. » The Ramstein Chapel is accepting bids for the contract position of KMC Catholic pastoral coordinator, who will support the KMC Catholic Faith Community in all ministry areas in coordination with the 86th Airlift Wing ranking Catholic chaplain or his designee. The chapel will be accepting bids until 4 p.m. today. The statement of work and bid documents can be picked up from the Ramstein North Chapel, Monday through Friday. Bidders are invited to attend the bid opening at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Ramstein North Chapel, Bldg. 1201. If required, bidders will have to participate in a qualifying interview. For more information about the position, call Petra Rausch or Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Redmond Raux at 480-6148 or 06371-47-6148.

Meetings

» The Ramstein Awana Club meets from 2 to 4 p.m. Sundays at Ramstein High School. For more information, email awanaramstein@gmail.com or visit us on Facebook at “Ramstein Awana.” » The German-American and International Women’s Club Kaiserslautern will hold their playgroup meeting from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Sept. 23. Join parents from other cultures and enjoy a coffee together while children play and hear other languages. The fee for each play date is €2 to cover facility costs. For more information, contact Beatriz Jimenez at playgroup@gaiwc.com or 0172-7043585, or visit the GAIWC website at www.gaiwc.com. » The Multicultural Spouses Club will meet from noon to 1 p.m. Sept. 27 in the Yellow Ribbon Room in Bldg. 2926 on Pulaski Barracks. Join fellow spouses in the community for a fun and interactive club that promotes diversity and networking. For more information and to register, contact the ACS main office, Bldg. 2891 on Pulaski Barracks, at 493-4203 or 0631-3406-4203.


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Deployed family events:

SEPT. 19 » Bingo and Pizza Night: 5 to 7 p.m., Ramstein Community Center OCT. 24 » Bowling: 5 to 7 p.m., Ramstein Bowling Center NOV. 21 » Movie Night: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., KMCC Theater DEC. 19 » Deployed Family Holiday Dinner with Santa, 5 to 7 p.m. Lindberghof Dining Facility

Airman & Family Readiness Center

MONDAY » Ramstein Spouses Orientation: 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., A&FRC TUESDAY » Reintegration brief: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., IDRC » Intro to German: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., A&FRC » Pre-deployment brief: 1 to 4 p.m., IDRC WEDNESDAY » Base INTRO: 7:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., Hercules Theater » Individual VA appointments: 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., A&FRC THURSDAY » TAP GPS Higher Education Track: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., A&FRC » Pre-separation briefing: 9 to 11 a.m., A&FRC » What is What? 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. » Understanding TSP: 1 to 3 p.m., A&FRC » Deployed Family Bingo and Pizza Night: 5 to 7 p.m., Ramstein Community Center Annex SEPT. 20: » TAP GPS Higher Education Track: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., A&FRC » EFMP Sensory Movie Night: 6 to 8 p.m., KMCC movie theater

Child/Youth

RAMSTEIN YOUTH CENTER, SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER, EVERY DAY: » Just for kids ages 9-12: Clubs R Us » Fast Fun from 3 to 3:30, Super Scholar Power » Hour/Homework Help, Sports Spectacular MONDAY » Tough Mudder Fitness Challenge, quilting, Sports for Girls, Net SMARTZ, Lines & Shadows Drawing TUESDAY » Digital photography, Junior Master Chef, Sports for Guys, Net SMARTZ, Lines & Shadows Drawing

Classes And Training

» Learn how to manage unexpected situations that require you to protect yourself by attending SHARP/Women’s Self Defense Training from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Landstuhl Fitness Center, Bldg. 3720 on Landstul. The class is free, but registration is required. Sign-up with the ACS SHARP Victim Advocate by calling 493-4357 or 0631-3406-4357, or natalie.k.swindle.civ@mail.mil. » A co-parenting class will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday in the Family Life Center in Bldg. 2917 on Pulaski Barracks. This class teaches how to co-parent with your ex in order to provide your chil-

WEDNESDAY » Model making, Music Tech & Brush Strokes Painting THURSDAY » Jewelry making, Caveman Cooking, Photo Tech & Brush Strokes Painting Spaces are limited, register online at www.86fss.com under the “Families” and “Youth Programs” tabs. » TORCH CLUB: Developing character and citizenship through service learning and leadership. Join this great club to make a difference and learn to be a leader. New members are welcome to stop by and check out this great opportunity from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Wednesday. » KEYSTONE CLUB (JUST FOR TEENS): Be a leader, serve the community and change the world. Work as a team to develop and lead projects in community service, academic and career preparation. A great way to put a spark in your college application and possibly earn a trip to the 2014 National Keystone Conference in Anaheim, Calif. Stop by the Ramstein or Vogelweh teen centers on Wednesday to learn more about this awesome opportunity or call 06371-476444 for more information. » MORNING HELP FOR PARENTS: Rise & Shine Recreation is a great new option for parents who have to be to work early. Youth can enjoy some games, friends and fitness to get the day off to a great start. Breakfast is available for purchase from the snack bar, and the program is open from 7 to 9 a.m. Spaces are limited, so register online today. » RAMSTEIN COMMUNITY CENTER EVENTS: Every second and fourth Wednesday of the month, Play Group Social, 10 a.m. to noon; every second and fourth Saturday of the month, flea market, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; every third Wednesday of the month, Exceptional Family Member Program (play group social), 10 a.m. to noon. For more information, call the RCC at 480-6600/7187 or 0637147-6600/7187. » INSTRUCTIONAL CLASSES: Kinawan Goju Ryu Karate, Tuesdays and Fridays from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. until May 30, 2014, for ages 7 to 18. Visit www.86fss.com under the families tab to register now, or call 06371-47-3157 or 480-3157 for more information. » COACHES NEEDED: Contact the youth sports office if you are able to share a love of soccer, flag football or cheerleading. Call 06371-47-5660 or 480-5660 for details. » EARLY CHILDHOOD PROFESSIONALS NEEDED: Our child development centers and school age programs are looking for professionals who want to make a difference in  the lives of military youth. Visit www.nafjobs.org to apply today; search for “Child & Youth Program Assistants” under “Hot Jobs.”

dren with stability and a close relationship with both parents. For more information and to register, contact the ACS main office, Bldg. 2891 on Pulaski Barracks, at 493-4203 or 0631-3406-4203. » Sponsorship Training will be held from 3 to 4 p.m. Sept. 24 in Bldg. 2891 on Pulaski Barracks. This course will help you in fulfilling the role as a sponsor for incoming personnel. » Join ACS for a free seminar designed specifically for family members to help teach the skills to increase optimism, mental agility and character strength. Resilience Training will be held from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Sept. 26 in Bldgs. 2891

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Health and Wellness Center

MONDAY » BOD POD Assessments: 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. WEDNESDAY » Shoe Station: noon to 2 p.m. THURSDAY » Running clinic: 9 to 10:30 a.m. » Deep water running: 10 to 11 a.m. » Tobacco cessation class 2: noon to 1 p.m. » BOD POD assessments: 2 to 3 p.m. SEPT. 20 » BOD POD Assessments: 8 to 10 a.m. » Heart Smart class: 10 to 11 a.m. For more information, call the Health and Wellness Center at 06371-47- 4292 or 480-4292 (HAWC).

Family Advocacy

» EXPECTANT PARENT ORIENTATION (MONTHLY): Third Tuesday of month, 8 to 11 a.m., LRMC Chapel. » TAME YOUR TEMPER: NGER MANAGEMENT (FOUR SESSIONS): Oct 22, 23, 24, 25, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., HAWC. For details and to register, 479-2098 or 06371-46-2098.

Medical Group

» Self Initiated Care Kit, twice a month. Call 479-2273 (CARE) to sign up for a class. » Attention: TRICARE online is available for your convenience. Schedule your own appointments, home care website, check labs, nurse advice line, medication refills and more. Register today at www.tricareonline.com.

Sexual Assault Response Coordinator

MONDAYS » Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Annual Training, 8:30 and 10 a.m., Hercules Theater. For more information on this training or SARC, call Capt. December “Dee” Garcia or Capt. Isabella “Izzy” Ramirez at 480-5597.

Chapel

» The Kapaun Chapel, the Orthodox Christian community for the KMC, will hold a divine liturgy celebrating the elevation of the Holy Cross at 9 a.m. Saturday. The service commemorates the finding of the cross of Christ in AD 325 and its widespread adoption as a universal Christian symbol.

and 2917 on Pulaski Barracks. » The Oxygen Seminar will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 3 and 4 and 7 and 8 at the Ramstein Officers’ Club, Suite 4. The seminar is designed to help couples strengthen their relationship and work on tough issues. Couples learn how to improve their communication, better understand each other’s needs, resolve conflict, rekindle romance and find renewed hope. Register by visiting http://oxygenforyourrelationships. com/seminar-ramstein-oct-3-4 or http:// oxygenforyourrelationships.com/seminarramstein-oct-7-8. The seminar is sponsored by USO Warrior and Family Care.

For more information, contact the USO at 0631-41486314 or kwignall@uso.org. » ACS Relocation Readiness offers two levels of German language: beginners and intermediate. In these classes, participants will gain a better understanding of the written and verbal German language. All the course materials are provided to the students free of charge. Each class is offered with an evening or afternoon option, is held one day a week and will run in 10 week semesters. There is no educational credit given for taking these classes. Advanced registration is required as this class often fills fast. For more information, call 493-4203 or 0631-3406-4203.


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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: • A theater fest with open house starts 2 p.m. Saturday. Visitors can see what is going on behind the scenes. The traditional opening concert with dancing until late at night starts 8 p.m. • “Regina,” an opera by Albert Lortzing, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 15, 25 and 28. • “Aida,” a musical by Elton John and Tim Rice, 3 p.m. Sept. 29, and 6 p.m. Oct. 6 and 20. For details, call 0631-3675-209 or visit www.pfalztheater.de. Kammgarn Kaiserslautern: • The band Emma 6 presents Indie and pop rock, 8 p.m. Saturday. Tickets cost €15. • Alpa Gun presents rap and hip hop, 8 p.m. Sept. 20. Tickets cost €18. • German singer and songwriter Patrick Richardt, 8 p.m. Sept. 21. Tickets cost €12.

• Symphonic Trio: Peter Horton, Slava Kantcheff and Andreas Keller present Latino music, jazz, 8 p.m. Sept. 25. Tickets cost €21. • The band Kreisky presents Indie rock, 8 p.m. Sept. 28. Tickets cost €12. For more information, visit www. kammgarn.de. Fruchthalle, Kaiserslautern: • The German Radio Philharmonics Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern presents works by Joseph Haydn and Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, 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. Bildhaus Music Club, Hahnbacherhof (near 67701 Schallodenbach): • FUNHOUSE plays P!NK, 8:30 p.m. Saturday. Visit www. bildhaus-krueger.de/termine for details. Otterberg, Abbey Church: • The trio Conductus presents sacral music of the Middle Ages, 5 p.m. Sept. 22. Tickets cost €16. For advance tickets, call the Otterberg Tourist Office at 06301-31504 or

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European farmers market Kusel County hosts the European Farmers Market Saturday and Sunday in the communities of Bedesbach and Patersbach. Farmers and vendors from Germany, as well as from Poland, Hungary and Finland, will present their merchandise. Craftsmanship presentations such as spinning, turning, pottery, basket making and more can be observed. Music associations will entertain visitors, and children can ride on donkeys and get their faces painted. For more information, visit www.bauernmarkt-kreis-kusel.de.

email info@otterberg.de. Haus des Bürgers, RamsteinMiesenbach: • Rittermahl, Knight’s Meal, a medieval dinner consisting of three courses will be served and knight Franziskus and juggler Martinus will entertain, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 27. Cost is €49. For details and reservations, visit www.hausdesbuergers.de or call 06371-592-220. 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 details, visit www. english-theatre.org. Saarbrücken, Saarländisches Staatstheater, Schillerplatz 1: • “Hoffmanns Erzählungen,” a fantastic opera by Jacques Offenbach, in French, with German subtitles, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 24 and 27, and 2:30 p.m. Sept. 29. For more information, visit www. theater-saarbruecken.de or call 0681-3092-486.

Miscellaneous

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Find your way in a corn maze The Hitscherhof farm between Rieschweiler and Thaleischweiler invites visitors to find their way through a maze in one of their corn fields. The maze is open from 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday and Sept. 21, 22 and 29. Admission is €3 for adults and €2.50 for children. Fresh flowers can be cut in the flower field. A farm fest with 90 vendors selling arts and crafts is scheduled to take place from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 21 and 22. Visitors will find all kinds of products made from pumpkins: oil, marmalade, soup, bratwurst and cake. For more information and directions, visit www.hitscherhof.com.

• 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, 11 a.m. in willow church. Music in the Park, 2:30 p.m. in flower hall. For details, visit www.gartenschau-kl.de. • Kaiserslautern, Japanese Garden open daily 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., through Oct. 31. For details, visit www.

japanischergarten.de. • Siegelbach, village carnival, Saturday to Monday. • Krickenbach, village carnival, Saturday and Sunday. • Rodenbach, culinary hike, Saturday and Sunday (read article on Page 30). • Ramstein, village carnival, Saturday to Monday. • Kottweiler-Schwanden, village carnival, Saturday to Monday. • Lambsborn, village carnival, Saturday to Monday. • Baalborn, village carnival, Saturday to Tuesday. • Landstuhl, fire station, open house, Sunday. • Schallodenbach, village carnival, Saturday to Monday. • Morbach, plum butter fest, Sunday (read article on Page 30). • Sippersfeld, community hall, Jukebox Over-30 disco party, 8 p.m. Saturday. • Bad Dürkheim, Wustmarkt, today to Monday. • Rhodt unter Rietburg (south of Neustadt), fest of new wine, today to Sunday. • Landau, fall market with wine village, today to Monday. • Harthausen (west of Speyer), tobacco village fest, today to Monday.

Flea markets

• Kaiserslautern, Opel parking lot, Portal 4, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sept. 21. • Kaiserslautern, Toom, Hoheneckerstrasse, Fridays and Saturdays. • Ramstein, Autokino, 4 to 8 p.m. Fridays. • Landstuhl, Kaufland, Thursdays. • Worms, Garten-Center Dehner, Mainzer Strasse 55, noon to 6 p.m. Saturdays.


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Rodenbach’s culinary hike features nature, food specialties, fun The passes can be obtained at the two information stands. During the event, children can play in a bouncy casThe fifth culinary hike tle and get their faces paintwill take place Saturday and ed. Couples can also enjoy Sunday in Rodenbach. romantic wagon rides. A traThe biggest culinary hike ditional Palatinate afternoon in the Westpfalz will lead with live music will start at walkers on mostly paved 4 p.m. Saturday at Station trails to eight stations, where No. 8. they can taste culinary spe“This culinary hike offers cialties and wines. nice scenic views combined “This is a perfect family with fine food specialties,” outing, since the six-kilomesaid Rodenbach’s mayor, ter route is stroller-friendly,” Georg Reuss. “I wish everysaid Christoph Molter from body some nice hours to the organizing event team. relax and a lot of fun.” Interested walkers can Participants can park their start at 1 p.m. Saturday and vehicles on two big park10 a.m. Sunday. ing lots in the Industriegebiet “Summer is going to end Nord (industrial area between soon and this is a nice opporVogelweh and Weilerbach, tunity to enjoy nature and along state road L367) and go on a hike in our wonderstart their route here followCourtesy photo ful Pfalz,” said Anja Pfeiffer, ing the signs. the mayor of the Weilerbach Participants of the culinary hike near Rodenbach can stop at eight locations to taste food and wine. Passengers can board city Union Community. Barbecue from Troisdorf, who will serve more than busses on bus route 101 at the Kaiserslautern Regional butchers and caterers will offer their spe- 1,000 pounds of beef and pork on Germany’s big- Rathaus (city hall) or on bus route 140 at the cialties. Hikers will have the choice of salmon filet gest barbecue smoker,” Molter said. “And for the Hautpbahnhof (main train station) to be driven to made on a Finnish Kota grill with a honey mustard first time, we have a coffee roasting house serving the center of Rodenbach. Busses will depart every dip, antipasti variations, wild game bratwurst, French delicious coffee specialties.” hour. For details, visit www.swk.de (route 101) or red wine meat, and pasta with different sauces. Sweet Regional vintners will serve a variety of wines www.saarpfalzbus.de (route 140). The hike can be delicacies include rusty knights with vanilla sauce, and prosecco. Participants have the option of buy- started anywhere along the route. dishes made of flour and poppy seed, and cakes. ing a wine pass for €5. They will get a little glass to For directions, a map and more information, visit “We are proud of being able to offer the Big Boys taste wines at the price of €1 at each wine station. www.kulinarische-wanderung.de. by Petra Lessoing 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Fest in Morbach highlights plums, other fruits by Petra Lessoing 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs Each year in September, the “Latwerch Fest,” or plum butter fest, takes place in Morbach, a part of Niederkirchen. Organizer and local Hella Ullinger will open up her property from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday to invite interested guests to the traditional event. Visitors can taste and purchase different types of fruit butter: plum butter, diet butter, and apple and mirabelle butter. Ullinger and many other Morbach residents, females and males, old and young citizens, help prepare the fruit butter based on an original grandmother’s recipe. “We usually come together weeks before the fest to do preparations for the different jellies,” Ullinger said. “Especially our senior citizens enjoy working together, sharing old stories and getting a homemade lunch. They don’t mind dedicating a lot of hours.”

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Hella Ullinger (third from left) and Morbach residents come together and prepare fruit for plum butter to be offered during the annual Latwerch Fest Sunday.

New products this year will be a marmalade made of red, black and white currants, a combination of pineapple, coconut and zucchini, and a jelly made of pumpkin, ginger

and orange. Other specialties will be blackberry, elderberry and gooseberry marmalade. Pear butter might also be included if the fruit are ripe enough. If not, interested visitors will be able

to taste pear butter during the farmers market Sept. 29 in Schneckenhausen. Also available will be Latwerch cookies based on Ullinger’s great grandmother’s recipe. “During the Latchwerch Fest, we serve a traditional Palatinate lunch for this time of the year: homemade potato soup with plum cake,” Ullinger said. “My helpers and I usually get up at 2 a.m. and bake about 50 plum cakes.” The women of Morbach will bake various other cakes to be served with coffee all daylong. Proceeds from the cakes will be given through the Friends of Morbach to the Morbach youth. The organizer’s grandchildren, Emily, 9, and Kyana, 6, and their friend Tim, 8, will hold a flea market and donate all proceeds to a girl in Uganda. Ullinger and the Morbach community are sponsoring the event. The Latwerch Fest will take place on Hochstrasse 18 in Morbach, which is a part of Niederkirchen, located north of Otterberg.


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Photos by Airman Dymekre Allen

Pfc. Justin Jordan attempts a headlock during a combatives tournament Sept. 15 at the Kleber Fitness Center.

COMBATIVES TOURNAMENT

Trophies from the Army combatives tournament await presentation.

Airman 1st Class Kazuhito Ikematsu, 1st Combat Communications Squadron radio frequency transmissions technician, attempts a triangle choke hold during the combatives tournament.

Pfc. Lisa Manela from Wiesbaden Army Airfield tightens her waist band.


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Bad Münster presents life in Middle Ages by Petra Lessoing 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

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ad Münster am Stein/Ebernburg will hold its 27th medieval market with jousting tournaments today through Sunday. The event with more than 100 stands and craftsmen will be located in the center of Ebernburg. The knights tournament will take place near the banks of the Nahe River, in front Rotenfels, a large, red, sandstone rock. The event will officially open at 5 p.m. today in the yard of Ebernburg Castle, and the market with vendors and craftsmen will start at 6 p.m. Jugglers, dancers and musicians will entertain visitors in the streets. On Saturday, the official opening of the historical market with proclamation of market regulations will take place at 11 a.m. to be followed by a parade through the center of town. A medieval camp set up along the river will show visitors what life was like in the Middle Ages. There, visitors can test their skills in archery and axe throwing. The historical jousting tournament with knights on horses will take place at 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday near the banks of Nahe River. Sunday’s activities will begin at 11 a.m. The big close out event with more than 200 participants will take place at 8 p.m. on the market stage. Tickets for the medieval market cost €7 for adults

Human table football

On the occasion of the Intercultural Week 2013, Kaiserslautern will host the second Human Table Soccer World Cup from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 22. Organizers are also looking for a U.S. team. Registration is open until today. The required registration form can be found at www.gaco-kl.de. The form should be sent to beirat@kaiserslautern. de. The form can also be emailed to migrationundintegration@kaiserslautern-kreis.de. For more information, contact Joachim Seufert at sjsportsone@ gmail.com or 0176-31100091.

Flag football championships

Unit level flag football championships take place at 6 p.m. Sept. 23 at the Kaiserslautern Army Depot field, next to Daenner Kaserne. The top six teams from the flag football league will advance to the championships and be on their way to winning first place rights. For more information, call 493-2087 or 0631-3406-2087.

Boxing club open

The Miesau Ammo Depot Boxing Club has reopened. The club is open from 6 to 8 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and is free to all.

Ice hockey players wanted

Experienced ice hockey players are wanted to play for the Baden Bruins Army hockey team. The Bruins are coached by ex-NHLer Bob Sullivan and play in both the DPL and HCL hockey leagues.

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The medieval market in Bad Münster features musicians and jugglers who entertain the audience.

and €2 for children. Visitors dressed in medieval costumes pay €4. The daily family ticket is €10. Jousting tournament tickets are €10 for adults and €3 for children.

Combined tickets (market and tournament) are €13 for adults and €20 for families. For more information on the festival, visit www. bad-muenster-am-stein.de.

For more information, call Ken Robinson at 01726263642 or email ken.robinson@eu.dodea.edu.

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.

Volleyball players needed

Men and women are needed to fill spots on U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern’s 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 cardholders ages 16 and over, Department of Defense civilians and retirees. To play or for more information, contact Robert Michels at 486-8939 or 0637186-8939.

Indoor fall soccer clinics

Sign your child or youth up 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

Photo by Linda Steil

Raiders open new season Kaiserslautern High School senior Marcel Dustin takes down his opponent during a recent football game. The KHS Raiders opened the season with a game against Hanau, winning with a score of 44-0.


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NOW SHOWING Gateway Cineplex (Ramstein)

Riddick (R) 11 a.m., 1:45 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:15 p.m., 10 p.m. Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters 3D (PG) 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 4 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 9 p.m. We’re the Millers (R) 11:15 a.m., 1:45 p.m., 4:15 p.m., 6:45 p.m., 9:15 p.m. The Smurfs 2 3D (G) 11:30 a.m., 2 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7 p.m., 9:30 p.m. SATURDAY - Riddick (R) 11 a.m., 1:45 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:15 p.m., 10 p.m. Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters 3D (PG) 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 4 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 9 p.m. We’re the Millers (R) 11:15 a.m., 1:45 p.m., 4:15 p.m., 6:45 p.m., 9:15 p.m. The Smurfs 2 3D (G) 11:30 a.m., 2 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7 p.m., 9:30 p.m. SUNDAY Riddick (R) 11 a.m., 1:45 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:15 p.m. Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters 3D (PG) 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 4 p.m., 6:30 p.m. We’re the Millers (R) 11:15 a.m., 1:45 p.m., 4:15 p.m., 7 p.m. The Smurfs 2 3D (G) 11:30 a.m., 2 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7 p.m. MONDAY - Riddick (R) 11 a.m., 1:45 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:15 p.m. Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters 3D (PG) 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 4 p.m., 6:30 p.m. We’re the Millers (R) 11:15 a.m., 1:45 p.m., 4:15 p.m., 7 p.m. The Smurfs 2 3D (G) 11:30 a.m., 2 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7 p.m. TUESDAY - Riddick (R) 11 a.m., 1:45 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:15 p.m. Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (PG) 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 4 p.m., 6:30 p.m. We’re the Millers (R) 11:15 a.m., 1:45 p.m., 4:15 p.m., 7 p.m. The Smurfs 2 (G) 11:30 a.m., 2 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7 p.m. WEDNESDAY - Riddick (R) 11 a.m., 1:45 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:15 p.m. Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters 3D (PG) 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 4 p.m., 6:30 p.m. We’re the Millers (R) 11:15 a.m., 1:45 p.m., 4:15 p.m., 7 p.m. The Smurfs 2 3D (G) 11:30 a.m., 2 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7 p.m. THURSDAY - Riddick (R) 11 a.m., 1:45 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:15 p.m. Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters 3D (PG) 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 4 p.m., 6:30 p.m. We’re the Millers (R) 11:15 a.m., 1:45 p.m., 4:15 p.m., 7 p.m. The Smurfs 2 3D (G) 11:30 a.m., 2 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7 p.m. TODAY -

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Visit www.kaiserslauternamerican.com/movies.php for details Riddick (R) — The infamous Riddick has been left for dead on a sun-scorched planet that appears to be lifeless. Soon, he finds himself fighting for survival against alien predators more lethal than any human he’s encountered. The only way off is for Riddick to activate an emergency beacon and alert mercenaries who rapidly descend to the planet in search of their bounty. The first ship to arrive carries a new breed of merc, more lethal and violent, while the second is captained by a man whose pursuit of Riddick is more personal. With time running out and a storm on the horizon that no one could survive, his hunters won’t leave the planet without Riddick’s head as their trophy. Starring Vin Diesel and Katee Sackhoff. The Smurfs 2 (G) — Evil wizard Gargamel creates a couple of mischievous Smurf-like creatures called the

Naughties that he hopes will let him harness the all-powerful, magical Smurf-essence. But when he discovers that only a real Smurf can give him what he wants, and only a secret spell that Smurfette knows can turn the Naughties into real Smurfs, Gargamel kidnaps Smurfette and brings her to Paris. It’s up to Papa, Clumsy, Grouchy, and Vanity to return to our time, meet up with old friends and rescue Smurfette! Starring Neil Patrick Harris and Hank Azaria. Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (PG) — Percy Jackson, the son of Poseidon, continues his epic journey to fulfill his destiny, as he teams with his demigod friends to retrieve the Golden Fleece, which has the power to save their home and training ground, Camp Half-Blood. Starring Logan Lerman and Sean Bean.

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8 Virtually 9 Attacks 10 One of a classic comedy duo 11 Attractive guys 12 Concludes 15 Moderated 18 Africa’s longest river 22 Put in the cup 24 Standard lettering in Rome 26 Exile site for Napoleon 27 Ground grain 28 Solemn observance 30 Brief digression 32 Wry writers 34 Miner’s find 35 “The Wind in the Willows” character 37 Make amends 38 Tight gripper 41 Procession 43 Apparent 45 As originally found 46 Gelatin substitute 47 Yuletide decor 49 El ___ (painter) 50 Hogshead 51 Quotation notation 53 Make airtight 54 Angled annexes 55 Blackthorn 58 Equipment

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Kaiserslautern American Kaiserslautern: duplex, 4 bedr., 3 bath, living-diningm, built-in-kit., yard, garage, 1.320,-- €+ util www.agra-immobilien.de 06371/ 57656 KL-Mohrlautern, 4-5BR, 230sqm, studio, open fireplace, garage, patio, yard, €1730. Immo T. 016096096498 KL-Ramstein: Freestanding, older house with 130 sqmrs livingspace, 3bedrooms, 2,5 baths, patio and yard. Monthly rent: 950€+util. Call:0173 -5945725 (Sascha K./Realtor) Kottweiler - Schwanden, duplex 142sqm 3BR liv/din rm w/ open firepl 1.5baths BIK laundry rm, storage rm, carport, parking space. Avail now. €880 +utl 017610038829 Mackenbach, brand new freest. house for rent, 380 sqm, nice mediterian style. 5 bedr.2,5 bath, bik, livr. dinr., studio, balcony, patio, garage, 3 storage. call. 017630331863. Mackenbach, free standing house, 8 bedr., 3,5 bath, garage, fenced yard, floor heating gas, 2.130,-- + util., I.B.u.Immobilienservice Thomas Sourieaux, Tho mas.sx@t-online.de 06374 995 694 Mackenbach, Freestanding House, 205Sqm, 7 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, 1 Living/Dining Room, BIK, Features: Basement, Yard, Garage, 1.580,-- + util., I.B.u.Immobilienservice Thomas Sourieaux, Thomas.sx@t-online.de 06374 995 694 Mackenbach: Town house, 4 Bedrooms, 2,5 Bathrooms, BIK, big fenced yard, 1.060,-- + util., I.B.u.Immobilienservice Thomas Sourieaux, Thomas.sx@t-onli ne.de 06374 995 694 Mackenbach: townhouse, 4 bedr., 1 1/2 bath, living-diningm, built-in-kit., patio, yard, 1.035,-€+ util www.agra-immobilien.de 06371/57656 Miesenbach: brand new large modern home, 235sqm, 5 bed, 4 bath, floor heating, studio loft, storage, carport, Av. now, €1830+ut. Tel. 0172/ 6855976 or kka.immobi lien@icloud.com Queidersbach, 3BR, small renovated house, patio, €840. Immo T. 016096096498

Mittelbrunn, near Landstuhl, 5BR, 165m², garage, fireplace, €1230 + util. Immobilien Hauschild Tel: 06373-505600 Modern FSH in Steinalben, 18 km to K'Lautern, 24 km to RAB, 220 m²,4 BR, 3 Baths, BIK, Liv/ Din-Area, Storage, Studio, Garage, Yard, Fireplace, Pets neg., Rent:1800 Euro + util., Avail: now.Reduced fee!For more information please contact G.I. Bill Pay Service & Real Estate: 06371465407 or 0160-1065196 or ram stein@gibillpay.com www.gibill pay.com/realestate Modern, house w. gas-floor- heating, 12 km to Miesau, 250 m²,6 BR, 2.5 Baths, BIK, Liv./Din. room, storage, sauna w. relaxing area, garage, pets negotiable, available August 1,2013. Rent:1890,00 EUR, reduced fee, for more info call:G.I.Bill Pay Service & Real Estate at 01601065196 or 06371-465407, Email:ramstein@gibillpay.com, view more listings at:www.gibill pay.com/realestate Nanzdietschweiler: freestanding, 4 bedr., 3 bath, living-dingrm., open fire-place, built-in-kit., double garage, yard, 1.530,-- € + util www.agra-immobilien.de 0637157656 No finders fee. Otterbach, semi det. house for rent. Avail. imm, 160 sqm, BIK, 3 to 4 bdrm, yard, patio, blcny, guest toilet, 2 bathrm, garage for 1070 + utils. Call your realtor Kurt on 01709966359 or email to rodehorst@ abaco-weinstrasse.de No Freestanding house, 180 sqm., 4 bedrms., dining-living rm., b.i.k, 3 pantries, attic, 3 baths., garage , yard 1.400 €uro + util Immobilien4you Anne S. Neumann Tel: 06372-803641 or 01738317162 Queidersbach, freestanding house, 5 bdr., lvr./dnr., B.i.K, 2.5 bath, storage, Carport, yard, 225 sqm., € 1.432,00 + util.Hartmann Realty 06371-912591 Queidersbach: FSH, 4 bedr., 2 bath, big living room, 2 car garage, 1.340,-- + util., I.B.u.Immobilienservice Thomas Sourieaux, Tho mas.sx@t-online.de 06374 995 694 Wallhalben, 5BR, FSH, garage. €1250. Immo. T. 016096096498

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September 13, 2013 Very unique renovated farmhouse 25 km to RAB, 245 m², 3-4 BR, BIK, 3 Baths, Liv/Din, 2 Carports, Yard, Pets neg., Rent: 1850 Euro + util., Avail: now. 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 Weilerbach - Erzenhausen, modern FSH, 270sqm, 4 bed, 2.5 bath, studio loft, big garage, 2025 euro, Call Melinda: 0172-6855976 or kka.immobilien@icloud.com

Weilerbach, modern FSH, 295 m² living space, BY 2013, avail 15 Oct, BIK, lrg liv/dinrm w/ fireplace, 4BR, 2 1/2 Baths, Studio, Garden and big Garage, €2800 Rehweiler: freestanding, 5 bedr., rent, Tel. 0157 79479251 2 ½ bath, living-diningrm., built-inkit., basement, garage, yard, Wonderful freestanding house, 2.000,-- € + util www.agra-immobi 330sqm, 7 bedrms., 3 baths., b.i.k., basement, balcony, terrace, lien.de 06371-57656 yard, 2 garages, 2.500 €uro + util Reichenbach Steegen, HorstAnne s. Neumann Immobilien4you strasse 6, 90sqm, bik, no pets, Tel: 06372-803641 or 0173avail now. 06371-62411 or 01748317162 8457197 Schwedelbach, 180sqm., 4 You must see! Gimsbach. Renov. bedrms., 2 baths., b.i.k., yard, 2 country-house, 3 Bd/2 Ba, big carports 1.280 €uro + util Anne s. terr., douple-carp., 180 SqM., Neumann Immobilien4you Tel: bedw. RAB/Baumh., Tel. 0162/ 1582064 or 06383/5927 06372-803641 or 0173-8317162 Sembach 8 - Kaiserslautern 15 min. Countryhouse new: 190sqm, HOUSES/APTS 2BR, 2livrm, 2 bath, jacuzzi, nice FOR SALE yard, No Pets, 1330 €, 2 garages w/elec door 80 €, + utiles.01789837620 contact http:// Bann, nice 160 sqm duplex, 5 bm, seperate aprtmt, build 1999, www.mein-wellness-ferien haus.de/countryhouse/index.html yard, E 224000, Immo. T. 016096096498 Siegelbach, 235sqm, 5 bed/3 bath, fireplace, floor heating, sto- Brand new freestanding house, 5 rage, yard, carport, 1650 euro+ut, Min to KL-Vogelway or City, av. mid-Sept, Ph. 0172-6855976 280sqm., living-space, 500sqm., property, 5 bedrms., b.i.k., 3 or kka.immobilien@icloud.com baths., laundry room, floor-heaUnique and beautiful FSH 25 km ting, 2 garages Price 450 000 to RAB, 186 m², 3 BR, 2 Baths, €uro Anne S. Neumann BIK, Liv/Din-Area, Studio, StoraImmobilien4you Tel: 06372ge, Double-Carport, Yard, Energy 803641 or 0173-8317162 efficient heat pump, Fireplace, Avail: August 2013, Rent: 1350 Freestanding house, Price 99 Euro + util including carport.Redu- 000 €uro garage, b.i.k, dining-liced Fee! For more information vingrm., 2 baths., 3 bedrms., atplease contact G.I. Bill Pay Ser- tic, basement, yard, ready to movice & Real Estate: 06371-465407 ve in Tel: 0173-8317162 or 06372Anne s. Neumann or 0160-1065196 or ramstein@gi 803641 Immobilien4you billpay.com, www.gibillpay.com

FSH in Würzweiler, between Rockenhausen & Kirchheimbolanden, quiet area, 5BR, liv/dinrm, 2 bathrms, 2 guest WCs, 2 biks, garage, approx 1400sqm garden, incl separate building suitable for expansion w/ 3 garages. €130.000,00 obo. Call 06302-7556 Nice, quite FSH with 280 sqm living space just 15min. from RAB.lots of land w/fruit trees, 2 BIK, Lrg Liv rm w/wood stove, 2.5Bath.6BR, playroom, 3 balcony's, Garage w/ wk area plenty of prk.Must see.06385415536 Open House Sun. 15th of Sept., 15:30-1700 hrs, 67661 Kaiserslautern, Schumacherwoog 20 (in a cul-de-sac) Gorgeous House 209m² Liv Space, 1065m² lot, 5 bedrms, liv/diningroom, built-in kitchen, pantry, fam rm, 2 bath, sauna, entrance video security system, laundry rm, cov balcony, cov patio, outside BBQ, playground, garden house, workshop, own water well, totally fenced, gas heating. 309000 Euro. Doris Drewlow Immobilien, Tel: 063715940059

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September 13, 2013 Antique 100 year old German china cabinet, matching dining table with 4 chairs. Contact Eric and Mia. â&#x201A;Ź950 06375-994-2934 Antique bench with cushion seat, storage space, and wheels. Contact Eric and Mia. â&#x201A;Ź700 06375994-2934 Antique French armiore with mirror doors. Louis IV style. Contact Eric and Mia. â&#x201A;Ź800 06375-9942934 Antique French sofa with table. Contact Eric and Mia. â&#x201A;Ź200 06375-994-2934 Antique Tin Pot - very old - passed down from my grandfather. $40. See pictures at www.classworld.eu E-mail s.vogl75@web.de Art Nouveau furniture over 100 years old. A variety of items, grandfather clock (Harmonium), crystal glasses, Murano glasses, Meisner porcelain figurines, 200 years old, coffee and Tea set. Call: 0177-5211480

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Kaiserslautern American - Sep 13, 2013  

The Kaiserslautern American is the local newspaper for the Kaiserslautern Military Community (KMC), including Headquarters, U.S. Air Forces...

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The Kaiserslautern American is the local newspaper for the Kaiserslautern Military Community (KMC), including Headquarters, U.S. Air Forces...