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September 28, 2012

Volume 36, number 39

POW/MIAs remembered at ceremony by Airman 1st Class Hailey Haux 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs As Airmen and Soldiers stood in the cold, they stretched, warmed their hands and hydrated to prepare for a run. A man’s voice came over the loudspeakers. “Physical fitness is key; it’s a part of staying resilient and it’s what got prisoners of war through hard times,” said Col. John Shapland, 435th Air Ground Operations Wing commander. “What a great way to start today — a run to honor those who came before us.” Airmen from the 435th AGOW and other squadrons participated in a 5K run to honor POWs and those missing See REMEMBER, Page 7

Photo by Phil A. Jones

Surgeon general visits KMC Dr. Regina Benjamin, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services surgeon general, greets a wounded warrior during her Sept. 20 visit to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center. Benjamin also visited the United Service Organizations at the Ramstein Contingency Aeromedical Staging Facility. She took an office call with Maj. Gen. Aundre F. Piggee, commanding general of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command, on the day the 21st TSC conducted suicide training, including a health fair, as part of the suicide prevention stand-down day. The surgeon general’s tour gave her the opportunity to observe the hard work of the U.S. service members who ensure wounded warriors receive world-class care.

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spleen removed and suffered two broken bones in his right-rear foot, the young German shepherd appeared uninjured as he eagerly made his way bedside. Although his handler wasn’t initially aware of his visitor, JaJo licked his outstretched hand and was ready to jump up and share the bed. Moments later, the Soldier’s eye opened and the Soldier became alert enough to give his friend a loving cuddle. See REUNITED, Page 17

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JaJo rests his head on the hand of his injured handler in the intensive care unit at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center. JaJo and his handler were injured by blast injuries sustained in Afghanistan.



hen an injured military working dog handler regains consciousness from a blast or other incident downrange, the first thing they ask is, “How is my dog?” A Soldier recently injured in Afghanistan asked that same question in the intensive care unit at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center.

When the patient’s nurse told him JaJo (pronounced “zsa-zso”) was being treated for injuries at a nearby military veterinary clinic, but was doing fine, she said a tear of relief rolled down his cheek. Only one day after surgery, JaJo, with a bandaged foot and shrapnel wounds visible across his body, was allowed to visit his handler and friend — an infantry Soldier recovering from the same incident. The Soldier’s name is being withheld for patient privacy reasons. Although JaJo had half of his


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Priority five: Eliminate non-value added activities by William P. Stewart 86th Airlift Wing vice director


Editor’s note: This is the last article in a series highlighting the priorities of the 86th Airlift Wing. Over the past four weeks, you’ve read about our wing’s strategic plan — our mission, vision and five priorities. The last of our wing’s priorities is to “eliminate non-value added activities in our major processes.” This is perhaps the most difficult priority to execute as the measure of merit isn’t necessarily the elimination of non-value added activity from your perspective, but from the customer’s perspective. The real challenge is to accurately define the real customer. Since I was a youngster (right after the Earth cooled and dinosaurs still roamed our planet, according to my kids), I’ve loved auto racing of almost every kind. Auto racing is truly a team sport; from the engineers and mechanics at the home garage, to the suppliers of parts and equipment, to the crew chief and pit crew at the track and ultimately to the driver, everyone has a hand in either victory or defeat. It’s a sport where tenths of seconds are considered an eternity and team speed, accuracy, efficiency and effectiveness are prized commodities. Auto racing teams must get the biggest performance bang for every dollar spent (their budget), must proudly represent the sponsors whose names/product trademarks are emblazoned on every visible panel of the vehicle (their customer), and must ensure their fans — in the stands or on TV/radio — see their sport and their individual teams as “heroes.” The difference between a championship-winning team and an “also ran” team may come down to just a few championship points spread across an entire season.

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As I see it, the Air Force is much like that championship-winning racing team. Our nation asks us to provide “global reach, global power” and to “fly, fight and win” — any time, every time. They ask us to accomplish that mission effectively and efficiently — to be good stewards of the treasures (people and money) the nation provides us. Making sure we maximize the return on our nation’s investment is essential to our success and our continued relevance. As the final of our five wing priorities, we will ensure improvements made through the AFSO21 process aren’t lost over time, but become an operational norm. Priority five is perhaps the keystone of our strategic plan as it will lead to a culture shift where every Airman (officer, enlisted, contractor, GS and host nation civilian) is focused on continuously improving existing processes to enhance our mission readiness and, when required, mission execution.

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Identify major processes Units below the wing level can identify their major processes and work relative improvements without disrupting those of another group or squadron. Our wing will continue to support and encourage those types of improvements at every level. The real challenge is identifying, as a wing, our major processes and determining where we will get the biggest return on our investment of time, manpower and talent. So, what is a “major process” at the wing-level? While we may not have the perfect answer, the 86th Airlift Wing leadership defined these processes as those that, 1) must be done correctly for the mission to succeed; 2) are resource “rich” in terms of dollars and manpower; 3) cut across several 86th AW organizations; 4) are critical inspection items; and 5) received major inspection write-ups previously. As we move forward with our strategic planning, the 86th AW’s senior leaders will nominate major pro-


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cesses and select those with the greatest return on investment for the full AFSO21 process review. Analyze and implement process improvements OK, so we’ve identified a “major process” for review. Now what? According to Chuck Parke, executive director of the University of Tennessee’s School of Business Excellence, successful organizations don’t always “create” a better process. Instead, they leverage the best practices of organizations with similar processes to establish a baseline for improvement and “tweak” it to match their needs. This means that when we conduct an event, we’ll have a guide as to what works, what doesn’t and what the return on investment could be. The key to our long-term success will be the less glamorous follow-through with improvements and taking the administrative steps to standardize work processes. See PRIORITY, next page

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Flu vaccine available in KMC Flu vaccine has arrived in the KMC, and Army and Air Force medical officials have developed plans for all service members and civilians to receive their vaccination. The available vaccines include the intranasal FluMist for beneficiaries between the ages of 2 and 49, and Afluria, the more traditional flu shot. Afluria is for those ages 9 and up, those older than 49, and those for whom FluMist is not recommended, such as pregnant women or people with asthma, active wheezing or other long-term medical conditions. Clinics will have Fluzone available for children 6 months through 9 years old for whom FluMist or Afluria are not recommended, such as those children who are immune compromised, have a severe allergic reaction to a FluMist component, are on concomitant aspirin therapy or have had Guillain-Barre syndrome, asthma, or recurrent or active wheezing. For many, annual vaccination is a requirement and not a recommendation. This includes all military service members, most health care workers, school age children, as well as child care facility employees and attendees. A robust schedule of planned mass flu drives will be made available for local communities at locations listed below. Beneficiaries are encouraged to attend one of the mass flu drives, which are pro-

vided as a convenience, and wait times should be shorter. A documentation card will be provided to beneficiaries receiving their immunization at locations other than a military treatment facility. Medical officials ask beneficiaries to keep their documentation card until their information has been downloaded into their electronic medical records. Visit one of these upcoming flu drives: • Thursday, 6 to 8:30 p.m., College Night at Rhine Ordnance Barracks • Oct. 11, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., Landstuhl Regional Medical Center’s Heaton Auditorium • Oct. 12, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., LRMC Heaton Auditorium • Oct. 15, 3 to 5:30 p.m., Tiger Tales Theater on Sembach • Oct. 16, 2 to 6 p.m., Landstuhl Elementary/ Middle School gym/cafeteria • Oct. 17, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., community town hall meeting at Armstrong’s Club on Vogelweh Housing (Bldg. 1036) • Oct. 19 and 22, 2 to 6 p.m., Kaiserslautern High School cafeteria complex • Oct. 23 to 25, 4 to 7 p.m., food court near the children’s play area • Oct. 30, 2 to 6 p.m., Vogelweh Elementary School gym

Events are still being planned, so look for more announcements to follow. Note: Ramstein Air Base schools will not be visited for vaccination. Students of Ramstein elementary, middle and high school and child development centers should visit the Kaiserslautern Military Community Center for vaccination. All KMC clinics will have flu vaccine available once the mass flu drive campaign begins. Be sure to check vaccine availability and clinic hours before visiting any of the KMC clinics. The flu season in Europe routinely continues through April with the greatest number of cases occurring in January, according to U.S. Army Public Health Command-Europe. Vaccine and immunization information is available at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website at and the Department of Defense MILVAX website at For more information, you can also call the Ramstein Immunization Clinic at 4792549 or 06371-46-2549, the LRMC Allergy and Immunization Clinic at 486-8502 or 06371-868502, or the Kleber Army Health Clinic at 483-8963 or 0631-4118963. (Courtesy of Landstuhl Regional Medical Center Public Affairs)

Photo by Spc. Iesha Howard

Photo by Airman 1st Class Holly Cook

Maj. Gen. Aundre F. Piggee, commanding general of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command, receives his flu shot from Spc. Armando Reyes, a health care specialist with the Kleber Health Clinic, Sept. 17 on Panzer Kaserne.

Senior Airman Whitney Bowman, 86th Medical Operations Squadron immunization technician, administers the flu vaccination to Brig. Gen. C.K. Hyde, 86th Airlift Wing commander, Sept. 4 on Ramstein.

PRIORITY, from Page 2

Institutionalize Holding AFSO21 events is meaningless if no one knows the outcome and the results are forgotten. We will highlight our process reviews and our successes at the local, U.S. Air Forces in Europe, and AF levels. Additionally, we will establish a library of best practices and share them with the goal of having our recommended process become the AF process codified in the applicable AF Instructions or Time Compliance Technical Orders. We will also enhance our recognition program that showcases Airmen involved in our successes.

Finally, we will implement a process to periodically revisit our updated processes to ensure we have the continued, desired effects. Just like an auto racing team, our wing team must look at our processes and ensure we’ve made them easily understood by all involved — effective, efficient, standardized and repeatable. In the end, combat operations are exactly like an auto race — finishing second really just means you were the first of many losers. Teams who invest the time and effort into developing and maintaining the processes, procedures and attitude of winners find themselves on championship-winning teams — those who don’t must wait until next time!

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Reported Larcenies SEPT. 18 » Kaiserslautern: One 35-inch flat-screen Hitachi TV.

SEPT. 18

9:18 a.m.: A drunken driving and major traffic accident with injuries was reported between Schönenberg-Kübelberg and Brücken. The accident was caused due to excessive speed for road conditions.

SEPT. 19

2:12 a.m.: An assault and disorderly conduct was reported on Ramstein.

SEPT. 20

5:21 p.m.: A fleeing the scene was reported on Landstuhl.

SEPT. 21

9:48 a.m.: A major traffic accident was reported in Weilerbach after a vehicle drove around a curve and struck a parked car. 1:05 p.m.: A major traffic accident with injuries was reported in Kaiserslautern. The accident was caused due to failure to yield right of way. 5:41 p.m.: A fleeing the scene and provoking speeches was reported in Kaiserslautern.

SEPT. 22

11:51 a.m.: A major traffic accident was reported in Kaiserslautern. The accident was caused due to failure to yield right of way. 2:25 p.m.: A drunken driving was reported at the shoppette on Landstuhl after security forces stopped a vehicle that failed to come to a complete stop at a stop sign.

SEPT. 23

12:09 a.m.: A domestic assault was reported in Otterberg.

3:36 p.m.: Damage to private property was reported in Erfenbach. Damage included a shattered windshield, scratched passenger’s side trunk and roof, and shattered passenger’s side mirror. 4:45 p.m.: Child endangerment and failure to obey a lawful order or regulation was reported at the commissary on Vogelweh after children were found left in a vehicle alone for about 15 minutes without adult supervision. 5:05 p.m.: A major traffic accident with injuries, drunken driving, and suicidal gestures was reported in Neunkirchen.


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SEPT. 21 » Kindsbach: Two Cannondale mountain bikes. SEPT. 22 » Kaiserslautern: One Navigon GPS and one blue denim backpack containing three white towels, one women’s swimsuit, two men’s swimsuits and toiletry items. SEPT. 24 » Otterbach: A 1990 red Opel.

» A squadron commander administered nonjudicial punishment under Article 15, Uniform Code of Military Justice, to a staff sergeant for violation of Article 134, overindulgence in intoxicating liquor. The commander imposed punishment of reduction to senior airman and 45 days extra duty. » A squadron commander administered nonjudicial punishment under Article 15, UCMJ, to an airman first class for a violation of Article 92, dereliction of duty. The commander imposed punishment of reduction to airman, suspended forfeiture of $835 pay and a reprimand. » A squadron commander administered nonjudicial punishment under Article 15, UCMJ, to a technical sergeant for a violation of Article 111, drunken driving. The commander imposed punishment of suspended reduction to staff sergeant, forfeiture of $1,506 pay for two months, 45 days extra duty and a reprimand.

CFC run/walk

A Combined Federal Campaign 5K run/walk will take place at 7 a.m. Thursday at the Ramstein Southside Fitness Center. Come out and support the CFC kick off. For more information, email Staff Sgt. Andre Grant at andre.grant@ or Staff Sgt. Daniel Harman at daniel.harman

Operation Crime Stop

SEPT. 19 » Landstuhl: One black Movado sapphire watch.

The 86th Security Forces Squadron has implemented the use of a telephone system dedicated to Operation Crime Stop. Operation Crime Stop is an essential element of crime prevention and is used for immediate and accurate reporting of imminent crime situations or criminal acts. The crucial difference between current telephonic systems to 489-STOP (489-7867) or 0631-5367867 is the option for the caller to remain anonymous. Base residents are encouraged to utilize 489-STOP to report crimes, suspicious activity, school crimes (bullying), domestic violence, threatening acts or behavior, possession of weapons, and/or the use or sale of illegal drugs. Additionally, 489-STOP is not to be used dur-

» A squadron commander administered nonjudicial punishment under Article 15, UCMJ, to a staff sergeant for a violation of Article 314, wrongful solicitation. The commander imposed punishment of suspended reduction to senior airman and a reprimand. » A squadron commander administered nonjudicial punishment under Article 15, UCMJ, to a senior airman for a violation of Article 111, drunken driving, and Article 134, fleeing the scene. The commander imposed punishment of reduction to airman first class. » A squadron commander administered nonjudicial punishment under Article 15, UCMJ, to an airman first class for a violation of Article 111, drunken driving. The commander imposed punishment of reduction to airman, suspended forfeiture of $835 pay for two months, suspended 30 days extra duty and a reprimand.


Sept. 22 — 21 volunteers, 4 calls, 11 lives potentially saved.

ing times of actual emergencies. If an actual or probable emergency is in progress, use the 112 emergency reporting system. The number will be available on the Ramstein LiveWire at www.


• The KMC Housing offices will close at 11:30 a.m. today for an office function. The offices will also be closed Wednesday for a German holiday and Oct. 8 for an American holiday. • The Azur outdoor and indoor pool, as well as the sauna, is closed until Saturday. • The 86th Munitions Squadron will be closed for a 100 percent inventory until Sunday. They will be unable to process any transactions during this time unless it is an emergency. Contact Munitions Operations at 480-5715/5725 for details.

Food handlers course

Did you know a Food Handlers Card is required for anyone organizing and supervising military community events that include

food? A Food Safety for Volunteers Seminar will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Learning Resource Center, Bldg. 3718 at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center. For more information, call Spc. Cleopatra Cook at 4868489 or 06371-86-8489.

Retiree Appreciation Day

The annual Retiree Appreciation Day will take place Oct. 12 at the Ramstein Officers’ Club, Suite 2. The event will begin with posting of the colors at 9 a.m. A light breakfast and refreshments will be served from 8 to 8:50 a.m. on a first come, first served basis. Briefings will be given by representatives of the Air Force Retiree Council, pharmacy, Tricare, 86th Medical Group, 86th Force Support Squadron, mortuary affairs and Red Cross. Services will include eye pressure screenings, flu shots, legal assistance and more. There will be a raffle drawing with door prizes. The event is open to all KMC retirees from any branch of service. For more information, email Jim Barrante at or call 06371-475486.

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NCO stops short of completing Nijmegen to aid fellow Soldier going to be unable to finish, I personally stepped forward and said, ‘I’m going to stop now and stay with him. I’m not going to leave him in a foreign country by himOne-hundred isn’t such a big self, going to the hospital without number. somebody there,’” Felker said. “Until you actually start walkThe chance at earning a medal ing and feel it in your feet,” said was gone. The right to say he did Spc. Nathaniel Stager, referring it was gone. to the 100 miles in the military “I personally felt that I should category of the Nijmegen March, not leave him. There was a medal a grueling four-day event held at stake. There was all the pusheach summer in The Netherlands. ing yourself to try to complete Stager, a satellite commuthe experience of saying, ‘Hey, I nications specialist assigned finished all 100 miles,’ but at that to Company C, 53rd Signal point, I couldn’t care less,” he said. Battalion, joined Sgt. Matthew Felker returned the next day Felker, also with Charlie to finish, but only after having Company, and others from their to carve 11 miles out of his total unit for the march July 19 to 23. march to aid his Soldier. “Trying to finish that, the expe- Sgt. Matthew Felker (right) stopped short of finishing the Nijmegen March to aid Spc. Nathaniel Stager, who “He knew exactly what to do. suffered a knee injury on Day Three. rience of fighting through the pain It was instinctual for him,” said for Nijmegen was difficult. Being able to complete spread, and I just couldn’t take it anymore — just Capt. Jeffrey Keenan, the Soldiers’ commander, that is something that I really feel accomplished collapsed,” Stager said. adding that the incident illustrated how much leaddoing,” Felker said. “Well, almost completed.” “I didn’t feel any initial pain at first. I can do this, ership surrounds him in his unit. On the third day of the march, at about mile 65, I can keep going, I can finish this,” he said. “It’s there every day. They just need a moment,” something went wrong. he said. “It was a wonderful confidence builder for “I was just going and felt a pop in my knee. I Never leave a fallen comrade me. It’s just so rewarding to have sergeants like that thought I was going to be alright, and the pain just “Once he dropped out, and we realized he was in my formation.” Story and photo by Mark Heeter U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern

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Civic leaders receive preview of Baumholder’s future Baumholder’s Bahnhof (train station) was going to be reopened. “The answer is yes. Baumholder’s train station will begin offering train service in December 2014,” Lang said. Leaders of U.S. Army Garrison There will be hourly routes leaving Baumholder and the 170th Infantry Brigade Baumholder that will allow further connecCombat Team, as well as local civic leaders, tions to surrounding communities. came together for a garrison hosted civic In response to a question from one of leaders working luncheon Sept. 19 in the the mayors about the makeup of the units, Rheinlander Community Club to discuss Sullivan said, “What you’re going to see now issues affecting the military and civilian are logistical units — transportation, supply, communities. some military police — who are already here Also participating were leaders of and other support units. What that means is Baumholder’s new military units, which that we will have a slightly different demosparked the interest of local mayors and Mayors and other civic leaders exchange information before the start of U.S. graphic. An infantry brigade has younger officials. They asked questions such as, Army Garrison Baumholder’s civic leaders luncheon Sept. 19. Military and civilian single Soldiers. As these new units come “How many units would be stationed in leaders came together on Smith Barracks to discuss issues of mutual interest. in you’ll find that maybe the Soldiers are a Baumholder?” and, “What would their missions Baumholder. He also thanked the mayors for all the little bit older and more of them have families. The be?” They also asked if the tour length of these units support Soldiers received from their communities. goal by the end of next year is to have about 2,500 would be longer or shorter than previous units. “Thank you for all you have done for our Soldiers Soldiers on Baumholder, plus their families.” Lt. Col. Mike Sullivan, U.S. Army Garrison and families throughout the years,” Raschke said. Sullivan credited the Army’s decision to mainBaumholder commander, said tour lengths are regu- “The community has always been there for us. We tain Baumholder as an enduring installation to the lated by the Army and they would be no different could not have done all the things we needed to do unique relationship the Soldiers have with the surthan other units. He told the mayors that the two without your support.” rounding communities. major units coming to Baumholder were the 16th Sullivan outlined what community leaders can “As the Army looks at the relationships between Sustainment Brigade and the 421st Multifuntional look forward to in the next few months. the communities and the Soldiers, I think it realizes Medical Battalion. “With the brigade leaving, we have other units there is a special relationship here in Baumholder Col. Mark Raschke, 170th Infantry Brigade that will be coming in. The largest unit that will be between the communities and Soldiers and that’s Combat Team commander, addressed the future coming to Baumholder will be from Bamberg. We because of the leadership on the base, but more of the brigade. He said the brigade strength is cur- have also started to see other smaller units arriving,” importantly your leadership in the community,” he rently at less than 800 Soldiers. At full strength, the he said. said. brigade numbered about 4,600 Soldiers. Although “I truly appreciate and commend the good coopIn closing, Sullivan encouraged the mayors and the official deactivation of the Brigade is Oct. 9, eration and mutual trust that exists here, said civic leaders to take some time to meet with the there will be some Soldiers here through December Baumholder District Mayor Peter Lang. Lang also leadership of the new units. because of logistical issues involved with moving responded to a question from one of the mili“They represent the Soldiers that will be here such a large amount of Soldiers and families out of tary leaders who asked if the rumor was true that from now and into the future,” he said. Story and photo by Ignacio “Iggy” Rubalcava U.S. Army Garrison Baumholder Public Affairs

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in action at the Ramstein Southside Fitness Center Sept. 21. POW/MIA week is a week dedicated to remembering those who gave so much to our country. Throughout the week a special guest went around to different squadrons to tell his story and talk to Airmen about their service. “It’s important to remember those who gave that huge sacrifice for our country,” said Tech. Sgt. Bradley Johnson, 1st Communications Maintenance Squadron special communications team leader. Following the run was a luncheon at the Ramstein Officers’ Club. Retired Capt. Guy Gruters, who was a POW for five years during the Vietnam War, was the guest speaker. “When my plane went down I managed to evade for 45 minutes,” Gruters said. “It was getting dark and I could hear a lot of yelling, just hoping that they wouldn’t find me and waiting for it to get dark. Once it got dark, I thought to myself, ‘I could possibly stand a chance.’ But they found me just as the sun was about to disappear.”

He immediately explained the living conditions he had to endure as a POW. “We were given one blanket, no shoes or socks and two pairs of pajamas for the whole five years,” he said. “We were shivering for days and weeks at a time during the winter months.” The food they were given while in captivity was limited as well. “Two loaves of bread and two liters of water was all we got for the day,” he said. “After about a year and a half I finally got over the hunger pains.” Gruters explained what the summer and winter months brought and described what interrogations were like. “During one of my last interrogations one of my interrogators asked me if I was mad at my country because they had left me here for five years,” Gruters said. “I told him, ‘No,’ because even if I am here for 20 years, I will be going back to America. I still have the possibility of getting home to my family.” At the end of the day there was a wreath laying ceremony before retreat. “We remember POWs and MIAs

Photo by Senior Airman Aaron-Forrest Wainwright

Vietnam veteran retired Capt. Guy Gruters speaks Sept. 21 at the Ramstein Officers’ Club on the conditions he had to endure in the Vietnam prison camps. U.S. military members pause to remember the sacrifices of the nation’s POWs, as well as those who are still MIA.

today and this week,” Shapland said. “But they will be remembered everyday by those who loved them.” A final word of advice to the audience was given before the ceremony ended. “Don’t just flip through the training slides to keep current,” Shapland said. “Read the scenarios and learn from

them. They may just one day save your life.” As the wreath was placed, the POW and American flags were folded and the day came to a close, Airmen and civilians paid their respects to those who sacrificed so much. Read POW/MIA feature on Page 14.

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‘I am Air Force Energy’ Network access made easy, secure with new campaign kicks off


ctober is Energy Action Month, and it provides an opportunity to promote energy and water conservation awareness as part of a national campaign led by the Department of Energy. This year’s theme, “I am Air Force Energy,” puts the Airman at the center of the campaign. The goal is to inspire the total force to make a commitment to a continual change in organizational and personal energy use and help Airmen realize they can make a difference in overall Air Force energy efforts. Beginning in October, the Air Force will highlight energy success stories from around the Air Force enterprise in videos, fact sheets and articles distributed via the Air Force website, Facebook and YouTube. Your KMC Asset Optimization Team is working within the KMC to bring the message to the local area, providing tips, encouraging you to look for opportunities in your home and workplace, and highlighting your successes. “Every Airman is charged to ‘make energy a consideration in all we do,’ and through active awareness and training programs we enforce that charge,” said Maj. Gen. Timothy Byers, the Air Force civil engineer. “We must take the lead in energy conservation, renewable energy utilization and energy security as the Air Force seeks to save energy, reduce costs and keep our country insulated from the volatility energy engenders.” All the data is not in yet, but the Air Force estimates it spent more than $10 billion on energy in fiscal year 2012, almost 10 percent of its total budget. Our local share of that budget in electric and heating energy has historically been in excess of $4 million per month. Any savings we can realize could be better spent on our Airmen, our readiness and our mission. Achieving each of these goals set by the Air Force — improving resiliency, reducing demand, assuring supply and fostering an energy aware culture — involves the hard work and innovation of Airmen. In the last year, we have seen some impressive success stories. From energy recovery efforts at Misawa Air Base, Japan, following the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami efforts to reduce facility energy demand through projects ensuring the sustainability of our installations, a number of Airmen have gone above and beyond to have a real impact. Posturing to meet half of its domestic fuel requirements with alternative fuel blends by 2016, the Air Force has certified all aircraft on a 50/50 blend of JP-8 and synthetic fuel and 80 percent of its aircraft on a 50/50 blend of JP-8 and biofuel. The Air Force is implementing energy awareness training and education for Airmen, civilians and contractors during basic training, officer training, technical school and more. There is also an online outreach module available to all Air Force personnel with a Common Access Card on the Advanced Distance Learning System. It provides energy tips specific to various job functions. The KMC AF Asset Optimization Team has noticed an overall decrease in energy and water consumption within the KMC, but there is always room to improve. While the team continues to strive to identify viable savings projects, we all have a part to play in accomplishing our reduction goals. Simple changes, when executed across the KMC, can have far reaching impacts. Some ideas include consolidating appliances within your facility, remembering to log out and turn off your computer screen at the end of the day, adjusting radiators to a reasonable setting, and using daylight when possible. Don’t turn a blind eye to problems know the name of your facility manager and report incorrect temperature settings, leaky faucets, blocked air vents, cracked door frames or windows, outdoor lights on during the daytime, and other problems to your facility manager or to Civil Engineer Customer Service. These are easy steps that can yield positive environmental and financial results for our community and the Air Force. Keep an eye out throughout October for more energy conservation tips and events. For questions, comments or suggestions, call your KMC Asset Optimization Team at 480-7712. (Courtesy of 86th Civil Engineer Squadron)

SIPRNet hardware token by Master Sgt. Dennis Palmer 86th Communications Squadron The new Department of Defense mandated SIPRNet hardware token is available and will simplify the login process into SIPRNet computers. The purpose of the SIPRNet hardware token is to replace the traditionally used username and password combination with a more secure user-specific personal identification number like the Common Access Card. Once the process is implemented early next year, the SIPRNet hardware token will be the only way to gain access to the network. While the token card itself is unclassified, it should be protected with the

same care as your CAC. The 86th Communications Squadron’s Wing Information Assurance Office has already started issuing token cards to Ramstein customers. In coordination with each unit’s IAO, the wing IA office is scheduling units a dedicated timeframe for priority service to receive the cards. It is very important that units take advantage of their scheduled time as card issuance is limited to about 70 per day. Units are currently scheduled through the end of the year and any unit missing their scheduled time may experience extended delays. If you have questions on how to get your SIPRNet hardware token or about its usage, contact your unit information assurance officer.

Photo by Airman 1st Class Kendra Alba

Dorm managers needed Staff Sgt. Kedist Burnett, 86th Civil Engineer Squadron dorm manager, completes a dorm room inspection Sept. 25 on Ramstein. Dorm managers are responsible for the upkeep of 16 buildings and making sure all rooms are up to standard for incoming Airmen. The dorm office is now accepting applications for new dorm managers until the positions are filled. Being a dorm manager is a two-year commitment. The office is looking for responsible and respectable E-5s and E-6s who have completed seven-level training. Applicants must provide copies of their last three enlisted performance reports, a current fitness score sheet and a SURF and have a minimum fitness score of 80 percent. For more information about requirements and how to apply, visit Master Sgt. Misti Rodriguez at the Dormitory Reception Center, Bldg. 2413, or call 480-3676.

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Air Force network migrations come to Ramstein


amstein will soon become the final U.S. Air Forces in Europe base to migrate its computer users into a central Air Force network. Over a 10-week period beginning Nov. 12, technicians will begin migrating Ramstein workstations, network users and email into the AFNet. The goal of this project is to collapse all individual or stand-alone Air Force, Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard networks into the AFNet. During the migration, some Ramstein users may experience network or email access interruptions, but for the majority, user impact will be minimal. Although software and hardware problems are to be expected, the AFNet migration project represents a major change to how computer networks are managed and is one of the most complex Department of Defense technology initiatives ever attempted. “One of the major difficulties in the C4/cyber business is we are operating the future as we build it,” said Lt. Col. John P. Zapata, 86th Communications Squadron commander. “Fortunately, we have planned this effort well to maximize existing technological capabilities that will allow us to gain greater control, standardization, and improve security for the Air Force network enterprise.”

Until now, MAJCOMs and various other Air Force organizations have been operating their own independent networks, consequently driving unique and unit specific requirements. Over the years, this “county option” approach led to standardization and security problems, high operation and maintenance costs, and a lack of enterprise situational awareness. In short, there was no single organization or commander responsible for the network. The AFNet migration project addresses these issues and places Air Force cyber operations under the operational control of a single commander. This approach will yield a significant improvement in the Air Force’s ability to fight daily virus activity and malicious intrusion attempts. Additionally, AFNet migration will centralize services like email and data storage, significantly improving network security and standardization. Finally, operational and training costs will be reduced through the elimination of redundant systems and services. How will this affect you? The most visible change will be in the format of your email address. The migration formally replaces the old first.last@ email address with a standard address. Regardless of the base or organiza-

tion assigned, this new address will remain with users for the duration of their career, employment or affiliation with the Air Force. As more bases join the AFNet, Airmen will be able to log into their accounts from any AFNet base without requesting and creating an additional account, allowing easy access to the network during deployments and throughout TDY or PCS moves. Sites such as the Air Force Portal, Air Force Personnel Center and Defense Finance Accounting Service will also remain easily accessible regardless of duty location. The migration will also result in a “consolidated” customer service help desk called the Enterprise Service Desk and is designed to serve as a one-stop shop for the resolution of common user problems. Recently, the 52nd Fighter Wing at Spangdahlem Air Base became the first USAFE base to migrate into the AFNet. This migration has been viewed as a success by leaders at the base- and MAJCOM-level. “The Spangdahlem comm squadron poured countless hours into premigration efforts to make their migration a success, but the real benefit came from the participation of the end users,” said HQ USAFE/A6 migration lead, Capt. Aaron Lake. “If you take an active role in your own piece of the migration by reading the mes-

sages and following the instructions, you will likely have a seamless transition. When in doubt, ask questions or open a ticket to get the right attention on your specific issue — don’t suffer in silence.” Up to this point it has been a lot of hard work by communications personnel behind the scenes at base communications squadrons and HQ USAFE/ A6 to ready the command for migration into the AFNet. More than two years of preparation, 1,500 man hours and $10 million in hardware installations have led to a smooth transition for the first USAFE base to migrate into the AFNet. As Ramstein approaches its projected start date, a team of Air Force Network Integration Center, 690th Network Support Group and 86th CS technicians are busy preparing equipment and resources to facilitate the migration of 14,000 plus users. “Our focus moving forward is educating our users,” said Chad Willette, 86th CS Plans and Resources Flight. “Providing information in the form of handouts, emails, base paper articles, and radio or television public service announcements is the key. The more information we can relay to the base populous, the better our migration will go.” (Courtesy of 86th Communications Squadron)

Medical troops learn from one another during exercise Story and photo by Capt. Elizabeth Behring 30th MEDCOM Reserve Public Affairs SENNELAGER TRAINING AREA, Germany — “Ambulance inbound,” a voice boomed as troops from the U.K.’s 2nd Medical Regiment immediately prepared to receive a German ambulance transporting a “victim” injured by an improvised explosive device here, Sept. 15. As the patient — actor and real-life amputee Raymond Bays — alternated between yelling in pain and slipping into unconsciousness, the medics and doctors from the German army’s Medical Regiment 22 and the 2nd Medical Regiment (based in Bergen-Hohne, Germany) worked in tandem to stabilize Bays until he was able to be transported to the Combat Support Hospital. There, he was treated by medical personnel from 30th Medical Command’s 212th CSH out of Miesau, Germany, the 202 (Midlands) Field Hospital and the 335th Medical Evacuation Regiment, both based in England. The scenario was part of Operation Rhino Serpent, a multinational medical field training exercise composed of more than 550 U.S. Army Europe, German See TRAINING, Page 15

German army Spc. Steven Fellenberg (left) volunteers his arm to German army Sgt. Jacqueline Michels while U.S. Army Spc. Jamielee Kone and U.S. Army Pfc. Brian McCoy from the 212th Combat Support Hospital out of Miesau provide guidance on how to start an IV during Operation Rhino Serpent Sept. 5 to 20 at Sennelager Training Area. Operation Rhino Serpent was a 500-personnel, multinational medical field training exercise involving active-duty and Reserve forces from U.S. Army Europe, the German armed forces and the British armed forces.

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Then and now

Photo by Staff Sgt. Travis Edwards

Robert Russo poses for an identical photo in front of the 86th Airlift Wing headquarters building during a base tour Sept. 19 on Ramstein. Russo was stationed at Ramstein as an airman 1st class during his enlistment from 1951 to 1955 as a special orders clerk for the maintenance squadron. “I will always be proud to have served ... and especially to have been a member of the 86th,” he said.

Ready, set, donate! Brig. Gen. C.K. Hyde, 86th Airlift Wing commander, and Cols. Jon Murphy and James Warnke, vice commanders for the 435th Air Ground Operations Wing and 521st Air Mobility Operations Wing, make their pledges for the Combined Federal CampaignOverseas 2012. The CFC kicked off Sept. 17 and will run through Nov. 16. For more information, go to http://

Photo by Airman First Class Kendra Alba

Photo by Spc. Iesha Howard

Photo by Senior Airman Chris Willis

Moving up


Airman 1st Class Luis Velez, 86th Logistics Readiness Squadron individual protective equipment journeyman, moves inventory to prepare a deployment gear line in support of a mass issue Sept. 18 on Ramstein.

Everett Franklin, family life chaplain for U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern, disseminates information to members of the KMC during the Suicide Stand-Down Health Fair Sept. 20 at Armstrong’s Club on Vogelweh.

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A personal story about suicide by Maj. Kelli Hooke 409th Contracting Support Brigade


he last day of school of my freshman year in high school, I woke up to the phone ringing. It was very early and I heard my mom’s voice talking to the person on the other end. “No, he’s not here. He should be there already. I’ll go check the roads and see if his car broke down and get back with you. Thank you,” my mom said. She then came back to my room and explained that Dad didn’t make it to work so she was going to go drive his route and find him. She needed me to be up by the phone in case he called and then to get everyone ready for school if she was not back in time. So, I did just that. Mom did not get back in time, so we all got on the bus that morning unsure of where Dad was. The day was only half over when a voice on the intercom announced that my sisters and I needed to report to the school administrative office. My grandmother was there and was taking all of us home. It was the last day of school, so we really weren’t missing anything, but I was still worried. Long story short: My dad had attempted suicide, and his young family was left reeling. I was 15, and my sisters were 13 and 11. He was the primary provider for our family. As we dealt

Please do not wait until life is so overwhelming that death seems like the only answer. Your death will not solve any problems. It will just cause more. And your life can get better.

Photo by Rachel Clark

with the aftermath of this serious and very public event, we also had to deal with all sorts of financial, social and emotional issues. My dad was hospitalized for a week, and it was a while before he could work again. He was placed on medication and started attending a lot of counseling. Through the treatment, he slowly began to recover. It took a long time for him to look at the events and realize he had made a poor decision. As he started to get a handle on the past and his emotions, he began to realize there were all sorts of ways he could have received help if he only had asked. It was very hard being a teenager dealing with all of the pain and distress of a suicidal dad. But through these circumstances I was able to learn

important lessons. I learned that I am responsible for my mental health. Specifically, I needed to pay attention to it and do things to keep me strong. In the Army today, we call it being resilient. Second, I learned to have more compassion for others. We do not know the extent of the burdens others are carrying, and it is important to be there for people so they know that we can help. Finally, I learned there is no real shame in asking for help. It is far worse to cause tragedy to your family instead of seeking professional assistance. And there is a lot of help available. Today, my dad is doing great. After receiving extensive treatment, he was not only able to address past issues, but learn coping skills for future challenges. His example shows that no matter how bad things get, there is a path to a better way. Needless to say, whenever I attend training on suicide prevention, I take it seriously. However, I have been hesitant to share my experiences. It is one thing to attend training, listen attentively and then resume normal life. It is a wholly different thing to actually tell people that your dad attempted suicide. Even as I volunteered to help this year, the thought went through my mind: “What if they think my dad is crazy?” And, “What if they think I might go crazy, too?” Too many people have died this year alone for me to be silent and to allow my perception of a stigma keep me from speaking up. I hope that by sharing this personal information about my past, those Soldiers who are struggling will gain the strength to ask for help. Please do not wait until life is so overwhelming that death seems like the only answer. Your death will not solve any problems. It will just cause more. And your life can get better. No matter how desperate your circumstances are, someone wants to help.

Frankfurt Reception Center shuts down operations by Mike Bowers 21st TSC Public Affairs


rankfurt’s Gateway Reception Center, located in the Frankfurt International Airport, will officially close Sunday. The closure is the final step in a process that began in February to migrate Army PCS incoming travelers to the Ramstein Gateway Reception Center located in the Ramstein Air Base Passenger Terminal. Since February, the bulk of Army PCS travelers to Germany have been diverted to Ramstein, after reinstatement of the Patriot Express flights as the primary method of official travel for Soldiers being assigned to U.S. Army Europe units. The Patriot Express is Department of Defense chartered air travel that originates at Baltimore/Washington International Airport in Maryland. “The obvious impact is there will no longer be a Soldier presence at the Frankfurt airport, other than individual sponsors, “ said Maj. Patrick Niestzche, 21st Theater Sustainment Command’s 1st Human Resources Sustainment Center. “The closure of the FGRC means that all Soldiers arriving to USAREUR will be processed through the RGRC. If they arrive into Frankfurt

airport, the responsibility to take care of their transition will belong to their new unit and sponsor.” The sponsorship bus service will also stop in conjunction with the FGRC closure, and there will no longer be transportation to outlying communities after Sunday, Niestzche said. “Soldiers and their families traveling on leave would often use the sponsorship bus on a space-available basis,” he said. Should Soldiers arrive at the Frankfurt airport, they may seek assistance at the United Service Organizations, located in Hall C of Terminal 2. The USO has telephones and computers for use to make contact with sponsors or their unit of assignment. The FGRC was once the reception and staging point for all Soldiers and their family members entering the European theater on permanent-change-of-station orders. At the height of the FGRC’s existence, the 22-person staff daily monitored 40 flights originating from the United States with 12 buses shuttling Soldiers and family members to 11 different communities throughout Germany. Those who have questions about the Patriot Express should visit or contact the Ramstein Gateway Reception Center at 479-4298 or 06371-46-4298.

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Airman 1st Class Jacob Jolls and Jared Stanley, 86th Vehicle Readiness Squadron material handling equipment mechanics, replace an engine in a 60K loader Sept. 20 on Ramstein. The 86th VRS is the only vehicle squadron in the Air Force. The mechanics perform repairs on the largest vehicle fleet in the Air Force; approximately 5,000 work orders per year.

VRS keeps Ramstein rollin’

Photos by Senior Airman Aaron-Forrest Wainwright, 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs PHOTOS CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT: Airman 1st Class Travis Rutherford and Airman 1st Class James Reed, Vehicle Readiness Squadron special purpose vehicle mechanics, replace the lug nut off of a wheel stud. Senior Airman Sean Bacon, Vehicle Readiness Squadron material handling equipment mechanic, replaces an engine in a 60K loader. Airman 1st Class James Neal, Vehicle Readiness Squadron journeyman, maintains a Mine Resist Ambush Protected vehicle.

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ThroughA hero’s Airmen’s Eyes story comes to life


by 2nd Lt. Kay Nissen 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs apt. Jason Powell received a copy of the book “Into the Mouth of the Cat” from his father when he was 13 years old. He didn’t know it then, but the story of Capt. Lance P. Sijan and his fellow prisoners of war in Vietnam would shape his future and eventually lead him to meeting one of the very men responsible for bringing Sijan’s story to light. Every year, POW/MIA week is a somber, dedicated remembrance vigil for prisoners of war and service members who are missing in action. Throughout his military career, Powell participated in multiple POW/MIA week tributes, but none have compared to his experience at the event hosted by the 435th Air Ground Operations Wing here, Sept. 21. “When I heard it was Capt. Gruters coming, my first thought was, ‘You’ve got to be kidding me. There’s no way that’s the same guy,’” said Powell, an aircraft maintenance officer by trade who is currently working as the 435th Contingency Response Group’s operations officer. Powell found that it was indeed the same man and volunteered to be an escort for the event. Capt. Guy Gruters, a “Misty Fast-FAC,” or forward air controller, was flying with Maj. Bob Craner in an F-100 Super Sabre when they were shot down in December 1967. They endured the brutal life of a POW for five years in the company of men like Navy Rear Adm. James Stockdale, Navy Capt. John McCain and Air Force Col. George “Bud” Day. During their time in captivity, he and Craner were made responsible for the care of Sijan through his final days. After their release in March 1973, Craner’s recommendation and Gruter’s testimony were the basis for the award of the Congressional Medal of Honor to Sijan. Gruters also worked closely with Malcolm McConnell on his book, “Into the Mouth of the Cat.” Powell carried his first-edition copy of the book under his arm while he escorted the veteran POW and his wife. “We talked a couple times about the fact that

Photo by Tech. Sgt. Tyrona Lawson

Capt. Jason Powell, 435th Contingency Response Group operations officer, poses for a photo with a first-edition copy of “Into the Mouth of the Cat,” which he received when he was 13 years old. The book, which tells the story of Capt. Lance P. Sijan, inspired Powell to become an officer in the U.S. Air Force. Powell met the man who helped tell this story, retired Capt. Guy Gruters, during a POW/MIA event held Sept. 21 on Ramstein.

had he not done what he did, (Sijan’s) story would not have been told,” Powell said. “I thanked (the Gruters) a couple times for doing what they did because my life would’ve been totally different had I never read this book.” Powell recollected the impact the story of Sijan had on him. “I was a pretty big geek when I was a kid. There was one specific passage in there which talks about Sijan when he was at the academy. During a basic cadet training ruck march, he stood up for a bunch of smaller, weaker cadets when an upperclassman was hazing them pretty good,” he said. “He forcefully and physically stood up for them. As a 13 year old who got picked on a lot, I

instantly identified with him because no one had really ever done that for me and at that point, I decided, ‘I’m going to do that for somebody else.’” The story inspired Powell to become an officer in the U.S. Air Force. Having read the book several times over, Powell gained a new perspective on the story when Gruters spoke at the POW/MIA luncheon. “The fact that he was there with his wife was a big deal,” Powell said. “He would again and again credit his wife and the other military wives for being responsible for getting him through the five years in a torturous prison camp, and then the fact that they actually got the torture to stop and ultimately got them out.” It was Sandy Gruters and the other wives and families of Vietnam POWs who rallied and focused political pressure for the Vietnamese to improve their treatment of prisoners and eventually to release them altogether. Presented to a sincere crowd of Airmen from Team Ramstein, a silent eight millimeter film depicted Gruters’ reunion with his family after his release. Powell was touched by the image of the young captain greeting his little brother and two young daughters, reminding him very much of his own family. “Seeing that visual representation of being separated from your family for half a decade — it was amazing,” Powell said. “It brought home the sacrifice, knowing that his daughters were 1 1/2 and 2 1/2 years old when he was shot down — the same age as my two daughters are now — and then seeing his re-connection with them five years later at 6 and 7. I think that’s why that video is so poignant and so powerful to everybody. It was a way to demonstrate this is why your family is the most important support structure you have.” Powell attended a wreath laying ceremony with Gruters and his wife to honor both past and current POW/MIA members. “My connection to Captain Gruters and the book itself, it put a human touch on it that I hadn’t had before,” said Powell after the ceremony. “The impact of actually meeting somebody that was there with the guy that I credit for my military career, or at least the start of it, it changed the way I will think of POW/MIA for the rest of my life.”

Cybersecurity experts ask for help to protect Army information HEIDELBERG, Germany — U.S. Army Europe information assurance officials want to remind members of the U.S. forces community in Europe that October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month and that it’s everyone’s duty to protect Army information and communications.

USAREUR cybersecurity experts say there is a real and ongoing war in cyberspace. The U.S. is constantly under cyber attack by hostile governments, organizations and individuals. Everyone can contribute to defending the U.S. against such attacks. Your contributions can include securing networks from

hazards, staying up to date on threats and training, practicing good online habits and setting the example for others to be cautious and vigilant as well. President Barack Obama declared October National Cybersecurity Awareness Month for the first time in 2010. This year’s focus for the

U.S. Army in Europe community is on home computing security. USAREUR officials said they will offer more cybersecurity information and resources throughout the month. More information is also available to computers users on the mil domain at mil/sites/iassure.

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armed forces and British armed forces active-duty Reservists and volunteers. The exercise culminated in a 96-hour simulated event, where “deployed” British and German medics cleared the battlefield of casualties to a U.S. combat support hospital staffed by U.S., British and German personnel. “It’s very important to train together so that when something happens — such as now, when an ambulance appears — everything runs smoothly,” said British army 2nd Lt. Graeme Hogg, 2nd Medical Regiment troop commander. “And in the next deployment, wherever that may be, we’ve got things worked out so there are no problems going in.” The exercise combined multinational health care with preparation for contingency and programmed operations in the fictional landlocked, poor and divided country of Curi, but can be anywhere in the world, said 1st Lt. Brian Thorson, the S4 for 212th CSH. “The current operations that most U.S. units find themselves in is presently in Afghanistan. We’re transitioning from an Army at war to an Army that is preparing for contingency oper-

Kaiserslautern American ations,” Thorson said. “Essentially, what that means for us is we need to be ready to prepare at any time, at any place, anywhere.” Careful consideration was made by planners to make the scenarios as realistic as possible, down to troops living and working out of tents, eating Meals, Ready to Eat, and having no communication with the outside world, Thorson added. “These are all things that add to realism to training for future scenarios,” Thorson said. The realism of the environment — combined with the injuries sustained by victims, who ranged from Bays’ IED blast to a British army private who presented with a large nail through her hand - made medical personnel unsure of when the next rush would be, or what it would entail. “(At this point) I’ve treated IEDs, heart attacks, nausea, vomiting, broken legs and children, as well as military working dogs, which are treated as if they were Soldiers,” said Capt. Nathan Beckerman, 212th CSH emergency physician. Each patient was cared for as though the situation were real, but the available IVs, tourniquets and X-rays

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were not used due to safety reasons, Beckerman added. With the exception of the animals and children, in which mannequins were used, all cases involved actors hired by Trauma FX, a company from North Yorkshire, England, that specializes in casualty situation makeup, amputee effects and more. Managing Director Linzi Foxcroft said she often recruits injured combat veterans as actors, including Bays and Ruben Carvil, a Glendora, Calif., native and veteran of the U.S. Air Force, who has resided in England since 2007. With fellow artist Joanna Parvin, the two use realistic props, makeup and large amounts of fake blood to make the wounds appear as they really would right after occurring. “It’s a lot of fun. And what’s really satisfying is when people who’ve done tours come over and say, ‘You know what? I worked with you last year, and it really helped me through the tour, and I had to actually treat somebody.’ That’s probably the most satisfying part of the whole job,” Carvil said. The actors stayed in character from the moment they were transported

from the Trauma FX building in the ambulance to the time they were released, or when the mission was ended, whichever came first. In some cases, that meant the patients spent a few days in the mobile CSH “recovering.” The CSH was a maze of tents hooked together to make rooms and hallways. Like most permanent hospitals, it included an intensive care unit, ICU wards, operating space, a pharmacy, lab, laundry and more, said Capt. Patrick Kadilak, officer in charge of the emergency medical technician section, 212th CSH. The CSH could be configured into a 44-bed, 84-bed or 284-bed hospital, but was made into an 84-bed hospital for the exercise. Thorson said the hospital can be completely set up in a matter of days, which is in line with the 212th’s goal of deploying all personnel within 96 hours of being alerted. “Whatever mission we receive in the future, with whoever we’re paired together, we know how to work through those issues now,” he said. “This is what we’re training for — to become more and more independent.”

36 years of service to the KMC by Airman 1st Class Trevor Rhynes 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs After 36 years, German employee Frank Klemm is ready to retire. We sat down and asked him a few questions. Q: How many different things have you done in your 36 years? I started in 1976 as a chief desk clerk in lodging. In 1983, I started to have my own maintenance team, which I built up and served as the team supervisor. In the 1990s, there were more building renovations and building projects and I got more involved with the designing and planning. In 1992, I started as the lodging facility coordinator to represent lodging in all major renovation and construction projects in the Kaiserslautern Military Community. This meant I was involved in the design process from the start of the design until the final turn-over of the projects. Q: Looking back, what is your favorite memory over the last 36 years? After all these years, pointing out only one particular memory is not possible. But, I suppose every time a project was completed and the guest, as well as our staff, enjoyed the new/

Photo by Airman 1st Class Trevor Rhynes

upgraded appearance of a facility represents a memory. Q: During your tenure working here, did you set goals for yourself? If so, how did you accomplish them? My goal was to always do the best I could in any given situation. I think I made it with help from my team and co-workers. Q: Do you feel as though your time here led to

a fulfilling career? Yes and no. The possible things were completed, but there were projects I would have liked to have done before my last day here. Q: What would you like to add as a farewell message to those you worked with? I had the pleasure to work 432 months within the wonderful lodging family, therefore I say thank you to all the people I worked with.

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KES welcomes Sure Start students Children in Toni Daigle’s class at Kaiserslautern Elementary School learn how to use the Smart Board to take attendance on their first day of school.

Photo by Barbara Gonzales

Photo by Susi Gibbins

Photo by Susi Gibbins

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Cross country

School bus safety

Physics at RHS

The Ramstein High School cross country teams hold their first home meet of the season. Competing teams included Baumholder, Bitburg and Kaiserslautern.

Jensen Moors from the transportation office uses his ventriloquist dummy, Alex, to teach Kaiserslautern Elementary School students about school bus safety.

Ramstein High School senior Dennis Herbach, junior Devin McGeehan and senior Katie Henderson work together on a constant velocity laboratory in Dennis Edwards physics class.

School Notes College Night

U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern’s Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, as well as Ramstein High School, present College Night from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the Kaiserslautern Special Events Center, Bldg. 237 on Rhine Ordnance Barracks. Learn about education opportunities available from more than 100 accredited colleges and universities from the U.S. and across Europe. Food and beverages will be available while supplies last. Open to all U.S. ID cardholders. For details, call 493-4123 or 06313406-4123.

Banned Books Week

Join U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation libraries in celebrating Banned Books Week, from Sunday to Oct. 6. Take the Banned/ Challenged Book Quiz for a chance to win a prize bag containing possibly unbanned books! Contact a library or visit for more details. Kaiserslautern Main Library is located in Bldg. 3810 on Landstuhl (call 486-7322 or 06371-86-7322) and the Kleber Branch Library is locat-

ed in Bldg. 3205 (call 483-1740 or 06371-411-1740).

Tween Game Day

Calling all “tweens” in fifth to eighth grade! Join the Kaiserslautern Main Library for Tween Game Day from 3 to 5 p.m. Oct. 5. Enjoy the company of friends while having fun with various games. Free snack and drinks will be provided. Contact the library or visit for more details. The Kaiserslautern Main Library is located in Bldg. 3810 on Landstuhl. For details, call 486-7322 or 06371-86-7322.

RMS PTSA meeting

Ramstein Middle School’s PTSA hosts a monthly membership meeting at 3:15 p.m. Thursday in the school’s information center/library. Current and new members are welcome to attend the meeting. For more information, contact the PTSA at rams.ptsa@ google.mail.

CCAF graduation

The semiannual Community College of the Air Force graduation diploma ceremony will take place

at 1 p.m. Oct. 26 in the Ramstein Officers’ Club. Graduation rehearsal will be held at 9 a.m. the same day and location. Rehearsal is mandatory for all graduates participating in the ceremony. If you are PCSing, separating, deploying or retiring prior to this date, provide the necessary information to the education center. Members at a geographically separated unit that are located more than one hour away from Ramstein will have their diplomas forwarded to their first sergeant. Participation in this ceremony is optional; however, CCAF requires diplomas to be awarded in an appropriate ceremony. If you elect not to participate, first sergeants and commanders will be notified to pick up your diplomas to be awarded at a commander’s call or alternate ceremony after the official ceremony in October. For more information, email or call 480-2032.

Music lessons

SKIESUnlimited music lessons are designed to teach all levels and abilities. Voice, piano, music and violin lessons are being offered for chil-

dren and youth ages 18 months to 18 years. Children and youth will participate in recitals. For more information, contact Parent Central Services, Bldg. 2898 on Pulaski Barracks, at 493-4516/4122 or 0631-34064516/4122, or the Landstuhl One Stop Shop, Bldg. 3810, at 486-8943 or 06371-86-8943.

CCAF records update

Community College of the Air Force students may request to have their military personnel data system record updated to reflect a CCAFawarded certification. CCAF awards three certifications: Professional Manager Certification, CCAF Instructor Certification, and the CCAF Instructional Systems Development Certification. These certifications do not automatically flow to a member’s MilPDS record; however, the base education office can manually update a member’s record upon request. CCAF students must physically bring in a copy of their certificate to the education office in Bldg. 2120, Room 421, to have their MilPDS record updated. For more information, call 480-2032.

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During October, the majority of Air Force post offices in U.S. Air Forces in Europe will celebrate October as the 31st annual National Stamp Collecting Month and USAFE’s 17th year of participation. APOs will give away more than $28,000 in free commemorative and philatelic products to postal patrons throughout the command. “Stamp collecting has been called ‘the king of hobbies and the hobby of kings,’” said Lionel Rivera, the Headquarters USAFE/Air Forces Africa/ A6XM postal branch public affairs officer. “It is one REUNITED, from Page 1

“If he could, JaJo would lay on that bed all day,” said Capt. (Dr.) Catherine Cook, officer in charge of the Military Working Dog Ward at the Dog Center Europe facility at Pulaski Barracks. Cook said JaJo is expected to recover from his wounds and could be able to deploy again as a Tactical Explosive Detection Dog, but would first be medevaced stateside to convalesce. His handler

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of the world’s most popular hobbies and one that brings enjoyment to young and old alike, no matter what their station in life.” It is a fascinating pastime that is both educational and entertaining, and it is fitting that we spotlight it with special recognition during the month of October. “The highlight of this program, of course, will be the free philatelic products,” Rivera said. This year, participating post offices will give away several philatelic items, including the “Art of

will also soon be medevaced to the U.S. to continue his long-term recovery. It was because of the unlikelihood of their paths crossing again that prompted Cook and her staff to help them reunite. She could recall only a handful of previous occasions when both handler and dog were seriously injured and one was physically capable of visiting the other. JaJo and his handler weren’t a traditional K-9 team with a

more long-term handler who remains part of the duo until his or her permanent change of station. JaJo’s handler is an infantry Soldier who attended an intensive dog handler’s course for approximately four weeks. He was paired up with JaJo for the duration of his deployment. It is during the training period where Cook said teams develop a special bond and handlers learn to give commands for

Disney Magic” print set, “Send a Smile” postcard set and most of the “Marvel Super Heroes” set, such as “Spider-Man” framed art, “Captain America,” “The Hulk” No. 1 print, “Iron Man” framed art and more. Participating APOs will host a variety of programs involving communities, schools, adults and school-aged children. Check with your local postmaster to see which programs are available. (Courtesy of the Postal Operations Branch)

seeking out improvised explosive devices. Cook gives huge credit to the on-scene medics and other medical personnel downrange for helping make the reunion possible. JaJo’s treatment in Afghanistan included a chest tube, catheter and other medical treatment for penetrating shrapnel wounds. “The medics who worked on him did a fabulous job — high speed. They treated him as well as any human Soldier,” Cook said.

The effort to treat military working dogs continues in Germany where Cook and her staff put in long hours caring for K-9s seriously injured downrange. Being able to experience the reunion helps put the hard work and effort into perspective. “It’s rewarding because you could tell he recognized JaJo,” Cook said. “If he only remembers just a little bit of this in the future, it was all worthwhile.”

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Ramstein Army detachment helps prepare Polish soldiers Story and photo by Maj. Tom Campbell 19th Battlefield Coordination Detachment KIELCE, Poland — A tense mood filled the commander of Task Force White Eagle’s office as Afghan army, police and civilian leaders arrived to discuss security in Ghazni province. They felt poorly treated upon entering and let Maj. Gen. Andrzej Tuz’s know. Apparently, an Afghan woman was also searched by a male soldier — a cause for outrage. “We came here to discuss security in my province,” an Afghan governor told the general. “But I was treated like a common criminal” Fortunately, in this scenario, the Polish troops were simply undergoing training. And the Afghans were not Afghans. They were, in fact, Soldiers from the U.S. Army’s 19th Battlefield Coordination Detachment out of Ramstein. The weeklong exercise, known as Bagram XII, wrapped up in late

August. The U.S. Army Europe event certifies Polish Land Forces for deployment, said Maj. Adam Wloczewski, of 2nd Mechanized Corps Headquarters. About 150 officers and NCOs with the Polish 12th Mechanized Brigade, 25th Brigade of Air Cavalry and Military Gendarmerie took part. Roughly 45 U.S. military and civilian participants worked alongside their Polish counterparts. Soon, Polish land forces will deploy to Afghanistan in support of the International Security Assistance Force. During their upcoming sixmonth rotation, Illinois Army National Guard Soldiers will be embedded within the brigade as a Bilateral Embedded Support Team. The BEST Soldiers will assist the task force with operations, logistics and communication, Wloczewski said. The 19th BCD’s support made a substantial difference to the training. Brig. Gen. Johnny R. Miller, Illinois Army National Guard deputy commander, recognized the 19th BCD’s

Polish army Maj. Gen. Andrzej Tuz (left) and his staff discuss security issues in a key leader engagement with 19th Battlefield Coordination Detachment Soldiers who are dressed as Afghans during the Bagram XII exercise. This is the 12th rotation of Bagram, a biannual exercise, to certify the Polish Land Forces Task Force White Eagle members for their mission in Afghanistan in support of the International Security Assistance Force.

efforts during his Poland visit. Sgt. 1st Class Carlos Martinez, the NCOIC of the 19th BCD participants, said that previous role playing experiences, and Soldiers’ experiences from deployments, brought a lot to the table.

“Bringing the knowledge and experience to the BAGRAM XII exercise improved our team and our partners’ readiness for their deployment,” Martinez said.

New CTO ticketing policy


eginning Monday, any travel authorization that includes air travel must be approved and ticketed at least 72 hours in advance of the scheduled flight departure to avoid airline reservations from being canceled. This new policy applies to domestic City Pair and non-contract government flights that are either booked through DTS or through a commercial travel office. Travelers making travel plans at least 72 hours before departure must have their authorization approved and tickets issued within 24 hours of creation to avoid cancellation. If making plans within 24 hours of departure, authorizations must be approved and ticketed at least six hours prior to flight departure time to avoid cancellation. If your airline reservations are canceled, the commercial travel office should notify the member by email or phone. If your airline reservations are canceled, you should follow your normal ticketing process to re-book the flight. If you arrive at the airport to find your reservations canceled, do not re-book at the airline counter. Often, counter agents are not familiar with the U.S. General Services Administration City Pair Program and may book you on a full priced fare at a much higher cost. Remember to take a travel itinerary with you to the airport. Your itinerary will provide contact information for your commercial travel office, as well as reservation details to help you re-book. Monitoring the status of your travel documents and ensuring your travel authorizations are approved is the best way to avoid unnecessary costs and stress associated with re-booking travel. For more information, visit www.defensetravel.dod. mil. (Courtesy of the Defense Travel Management Office)

Photo by Senior Airman Aaron-Forrest Wainwright

I will survive Airmen disassemble and reassemble M-4 Carbines during the ability to survive and operate training Monday on Ramstein. ATSO is designed to ready Airmen for an upcoming exercise.

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Teacher shares passion for music, life by Monica Miller Contributing writer


hen Joanne Brunson arrived at Ramstein with her husband, the late Col. James Ellis Brunson, in 1973, she was not quite sure what she was going to do in Germany. Nearly 40 years later, her impact on the Ramstein community’s budding musicians is evident. Since 2001, Brunson has taught piano lessons for the 86th Force Support Squadron Ramstein Community Center. Originally from Printon, Ky., Brunson has been playing the piano since she was 8 years old. She said her mother, who always wanted to play the piano herself, lived vicariously through her. “She gave me horrible alternatives,” Brunson said. “Like, did I want to do the dishes or practice? I would practice and she would stay in the kitchen a solid hour. I knew if I got up, I would have to wash those greasy skillets they have in the South!” At just 16 years old, Brunson started playing at her church. Shortly thereafter, she

started teaching. Since then, Brunson has accomplished what many would consider daunting tasks. She has spent three summers in France and one summer in Italy for a master piano class, playing different organs and working with different international instructors. Brunson is proud to have played a Bösendorfer Factory piano for a show house in Vienna, Austria. The only song she thought to play was Rachmaninoff’s Prelude to C-sharp minor, which she played repeatedly at the crowd’s insistence. “It was the most exciting thing I have ever done,” she said. Brunson is clearly passionate about her music and her work. Her advice to up and coming musicians is to make sure you enjoy playing, you practice hard and you never stop learning. Brunson said she still learns something new each week. Brunson teaches 30-minute lessons to 50 students every week, from 4-year-olds up to adults, at the Ramstein Community Center. For more information about piano and other music lessons offered by the RCC, call 480-3108 or 06371-47-3108.

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Piano teacher Joanne Brunson teaches her student, Sofia Buitrago, at the Ramstein Community Center.

US participates in South African exposition Story and photo by Staff Sgt. Debbie Lockhart U.S. Air Forces Africa Public Affairs WATERKLOOF AFB, South Africa — More than 130 U.S. military members were invited to demonstrate the air and ground capabilities of American forces as they partnered with the South African air force during the 2012 Africa Aerospace and Defense Exposition here, Sept. 22 and 23. “This was a tremendous opportunity for the U.S. military to come work with our South African partners, demonstrate some of our capabilities, observe theirs and strengthen the relationship between our countries,” said Col. Robert Huston, mission commander for U.S. participation in the Africa Aerospace and Defense Exposition. The South African and U.S. air forces have a long-lasting relationship that was highlighted by the partnership and cooperation between the nations during the event. “The American military, being able to see our aircraft here, was worthwhile because the U.S. invests time and money into our pilots’ training,” said Lt. Col. Gerry J. Engelbrecht, 28th Squadron C-130BZ pilot and instructor. “When you watch our pilots fly, it is easy to see that the investment is being put to good use.” The South African government also recognized this investment in their country and arranged for U.S. service members to participate in the Youth Development Program, which aims to inspire a new generation of aviators. According to event coordinators, 3,000 children participated in the YDP over the weekend, and more than 100,000 visitors attended the event, which filled seven hangars with displays of more than 90

An Air National Guard C-17 Globemaster III from the 137th Airlift Squadron at Stewart Air National Guard base in Newburgh, N.Y., sits open for the public to tour during the 2012 South Africa Aerospace and Defense Exposition Sept. 22 at Waterkloof Air Force Base, South Africa.

aircraft, land vehicles and watercraft. The U.S. military static displays included an Air National Guard C-17 Globemaster III from the 137th Airlift Squadron at Stewart Air National Guard base in Newburgh, N.Y.; a KC- 135T Stratotanker from the 171st Selfridge Air National Guard Base in Mount Clemens, Mich.; and a C-130J Super Hercules from Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point in Cherry Point, N.C. Ground vehicles included a M-1117 Armored Security Vehicle from the 442nd Military Police Company in Queens, N.Y.; and a M-1126 Stryker Armored fighter vehicle from B Co., 1st Battalion, 112th Infantry in Cambridge Springs, Pa. “My favorite thing at the show is the Globemaster III because I’ve only seen them flying,” said Cameron, 9. “I’ve never been able to climb in them and I’ve never seen them on the ground.”

The air show offered entertainment for everyone, whether they were young or young at heart. “The show was very enjoyable,” said air show attendee Zinda Ntembeko. “This is the best air show in the area.” The exposition typically takes place every two years, but due to past runway renovations, event coordinators say this is the largest air show in this area within the last five years. “The crowds loved seeing the bigger aircraft, taking photos with the U.S. military members and listening to the band,” Engelbrecht said. The U.S. Air Forces in Europe band, Touch ‘N Go, performed four shows during the show days as well as three performances in communities across South Africa. “I’m looking forward to the next time the American Air Force comes,” Cameron said.


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September Mark Your Calendar

» Razz-Ma-Tazz Family Theater presents School House Rock Live starting at 6:30 p.m. today. Other dates for this event are Saturday and Sunday and Oct. 5, 6 and 7. This entertaining production will be held at the Ramstein Community Center, Bldg. 412. All service members gain free admittance! For more information, call the Ramstein Community Center at 480-6600 or visit www.facebook. com/RamsteinCommunityCenter. » The Sunny Coyote Volksmarching Club is hosting a bus trip to the FULDA Civilian/Military March on Oct. 6. Cost is €25 each. Limited seats available. For details or to sign up and reserve

your seat, email or call 06337-8732. » The Ramstein Officers’ Club will host a mother-son Pirate Ball from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 6. Ages 4 and up are welcome. For tickets and more information, call the Vogelweh Community Center at 489-7626 or 0631-536-7626. » Come out and celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month Oct. 13. We will be having a food tasting with a live DJ, dancers, free giveaways and much more! For more details, contact Zuly Serrano at » KMC Onstage is putting on a big musical production

of “Hairspray” on the following dates and times: Oct. 12 to 14, 19 to 21 and 26 to 28. Show times start at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays and during matinee. Tickets cost $14 for adults and $12 for students. Children under 5 will not be admitted. KMC Onstage is located in Bldg. 3232 on Kleber Kaserne. For details, call 483-6626 or 0631411-6626. » KMC Onstage is holding open auditions for the play “A Christmas Story” Oct. 16 and 17. This play calls for a cast of 11 to 15 people consisting of two to five men, two to three woman, five boys and two girls. Auditions for children, ages 8 to 13, begin at

September 28, 2012 6:30 p.m. Adult auditions begin at 7:30 p.m. Adults need to have one 30 to 60 second comedic monologue prepared. Contact KMC Onstage for a perusal copy. KMC Onstage is located in Bldg. 3233 on Kleber Kaserne. For details, call 483-6626 or 0631-411-6626.


» The Rhineland Breast Cancer Coalition, a group of breast cancer survivors in the KMC, are celebrating life and supporting and encouraging other breast cancer patients and survivors in the area. This group meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at Bambus Garden, outside Pulaski Gate by Vogelweh. For details, email » Join the Rheinland-Pfalz Quilt Guild Saturday for a fun day of fabric shopping in Neunkirchen. We will start the morning with a guided tour of the city, which will take about two hours. At 2 p.m., the local quilt store will have a special just for our group. The shop will have a line of shelves containing all the fabric that we can purchase for €5 a meter. For more details, email Sarah Head at

Support Groups

» The toddler playgroup of the German-American and International Women’s Club Kaiserslautern will meet bimonthly. Join mothers from other cultures and enjoy a coffee together while children play and hear other languages. The group meets from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Oct. 15 and 29, Nov. 5 and 19, and Dec. 3 and 17 at Spesbacher Str. 51a, Ramstein. The fee for each play date is €2 to cover facility costs. For more information, contact Katie Pelletier at or 063839266018, or visit the GAIWC website at » Take Off Pounds Sensibly is a weight loss support group that meets from 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays on Pulaski Barracks in Bldg. 2919 in the first floor conference room. For details, call 0170-8007205, 06303-807708 or 483-5336, 0631-411-5336. » The Help Us Grow Securely playgroup meets from 10 to 11:30 a.m. the first and third Friday of the month at the Vogelweh Community Center. This playgroup is for parents and children up to 4 years old.For more information,call Army Community Service at 4934203 or 0631-3406-4203.

Baumholder Events

» IMCOM and Family and

Morale, Welfare and Recreation are excited to announce the 2012 Operation Rising Star competition! U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern’s Operation Rising Star has been canceled, due to low numbers in registration. If you would still like to participate in the competition, U.S. Army Garrison Baumholder’s Operation Rising Star Contest welcomes you. Auditions will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday. Finals will take place at 7 p.m. Oct. 10 at the Hilltop Theater. There will be cash prizes for first, second and third place, as well as the chance to advance to the Army-wide finals in San Antonio, Texas. The 2012 Rising Star grand prize consists of an all expenses paid trip for two with a professional recording studio experience and $1,000 to spend. Hilltop Theater is located in Bldg. 8218 on Smith Barracks (next to Burger King) in Baumholder. For details, call 485-7244 or 015142304083. » Want to be a vampire? Audition for “The Underworld Haunted House.” The theme this year is Warewolves and Vampire’s and performers are needed in Baumholder. Auditions take place on Oct. 17 with the director of the Hilltop Theater. Call 485-7244 for details. The Hilltop theater is located in Bldg. 8218, next to the Burger King on Smith. » The Halloween party at Strikers starts at 6 p.m. Oct. 31. Strikers offers a haunting 8-pin, no-tap tournament starting at 6 p.m. We also encourage the children to trick or treat during authorized times. We will have a costume contest at 8 p.m. and those in costume will receive $1 off each game. » Nominations for 2013 Army Entertainment Programs (Soldier Show, Operation Rising Star, etc.) are due to Army Entertainment by Nov. 1. Selected Soldiers get the opportunity to work with the entertainment industry’s latest equipment and technologies, learn valuable skills, train and learn from the industry’s best, all while delivering a world-class experience. Those interested in applying may obtain performer and technician requirements and application by visiting Army Entertainment Recruitment Video (for use): BcGHJYlbyLE. For details, contact Kelly Jones at (210)466-1852 or, or Sgt. Rena Cunningham at 210466-2078 or rena.c.cunningham.

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21st TSC hosts air assault course Story and photo by Staff Sgt. Michael J. Taylor 21st TSC Public Affairs SCHWEINFURT, Germany — For the third consecutive year, the 21st Theater Sustainment Command hosted a 10-day air assault school Sept. 10 on Camp Robertson in Schweinfurt, Germany, that was attended by approximately 260 Soldiers and Airmen from various units throughout Germany. By hosting the course, the 21st TSC paved the way for European assigned service members to become air assault qualified without extensive traveling back to the states. Air assault school qualifies Soldiers to conduct air mobile and air assault helicopter operations, including aircraft orientation, sling-load operations, proper rappelling techniques and fast-rope techniques. Separated into three phases, the training is rigorous and fast-paced. However, students meet their first challenge with an obstacle course before the classroom phase begins. This year’s class lost 39 students after the obstacle course. “The obstacle course challenged me since I don’t like heights, and there are a few obstacles that are very tall,” said Pfc. William X. Ogara, a plumber with the 15th Engineer Battalion, 18th Engineer Brigade. All the training was conducted by air assaultqualified Soldier instructors from the Army National Guard Warrior Training Center in Fort Benning, Ga. During the first phase, the combat assault phase, the service members were introduced to the Army’s rotary wing aircraft, pathfinder hand and arm sig-

Classes And Training

» NCOs in unrestricted career fields affected by the fiscal year 2013 NCO Retraining Program have two weeks remaining to volunteer for retraining. NCOs who volunteer during Phase I have more opportunities to choose their next career field than those who wait and see if retraining will be necessary. During Phase I, Airmen in unrestricted career fields may apply for any shortage career fields listed on the retraining advisory, if they meet requirements. Voluntary applications will be accepted only through Oct. 5. During Phase II, the AFPC Total Force Service Center will immediately begin selecting a retraining AFSC from the most qualified and vulnerable Airmen involuntarily, in order to meet the remaining objectives. Encourage those personnel who are still on the Master Vulnerability List, who have not been approved for retraining, to volunteer for a career field(s) that has a retrainingin objective. If they wait, they could be involuntarily retrained into a career field they have no desire to be in. The master vulnerability list is available on the virtual Military Personnel Flight website, accessible via the Air Force Portal or the myPers website. To access the secure site and for more information about retraining and other personnel issues, go to the myPers website at

Chapel News

» The Ramstein Chapel is accepting bids for the following contract positions: Liturgical Service Parish Facilitator — provide Parish administrative support to the Liturgical chaplain through coordination of overall program and calendar de-

nals, helicopter landing zones and markings, and aeromedical evacuation operations. The second phase was sling-load operations, in which service members were taught about standard sling-load equipment, sling-load ground crew operations, and how to properly prepare, rig and inspect various pieces of military equipment. The third and final phase of air assault training was the rappelling phase where students were instructed how to tie the conventional hip rappel seat in less than 90 seconds, and how to properly hook themselves up to a set of rappel ropes in 15 seconds or less. They also conducted numerous rappels from a 55-foot tower and performed rappels from a UH60 Blackhawk from the altitude of 80 feet. After enduring through the three phases, the service members still weren’t safe from failing the course. On their final day prior to graduation, they had to complete a 20-kilometer ruck march in three hours while carrying 45 pounds of gear. “We lose most of our students in phase two during the sling load test,” said Staff Sgt. Ammon S. Blair, an air assault operations NCO. “But we have the most success in phase three during repelling operations, and I believe that is because it is the most fun part of the training.” Of the 260 service members who began with air assault class 308-12, 193 graduated. “It takes a lot from host units to prepare for our course, because there is a lot of equipment that we need in order to conduct the course properly,” Blair said. “Air assault is very vital in today’s current theaters of operations, especially in Afghanistan, where a lot of places you have to utilize helicopter assets,” velopment, information management and publicity. Gospel Service lead musician — support the Protestant Gospel Service music program as the lead musician for the Sunday Vogelweh Gospel Service, adult choir, male chorus, teen and children’s choir(s), and praise team. The lead musician will work in coordination with the Gospel Service chaplain and assist the music director in developing an effective music ministry to support the Vogelweh Gospel Service. Assist the music director in efficiently organizing and managing a diverse music program. The chapel will be accepting bids for these positions 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 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Ramstein North Chapel, Bldg. 1201. For details, call Petra Rausch at 480-6148 or 06371-47-6148. Catholic life teen music director — This person will lead the choir and community singing for the northside 5 p.m. Catholic Sunday Mass, during special holidays and feasts, and during other special services as needed. All music and singing will complement the style and atmosphere of the service being supported. The music director will lead the Life Teen Band to provide instruction, guidance and support of the Sr. Youth Program. The chapel will be accepting bids until 4 p.m. Oct. 5. The Statement of Work and bid documents can be picked up from the Ramstein North Chapel, Monday through Friday. Bidders are invited to attend the bid opening at 9 a.m. Oct. 10 at the Ramstein North Chapel, Bldg. 1201. For more information, call Petra Rausch at 480-6148 or 06371-47-6148.

Air assault hopefuls wait in line to attempt “The Tough One” obstacle during Day Zero of the 21st TSC-hosted air assault course Sept. 10 on Camp Robertson in Schweinfurt, Germany. Of the 260 Soldiers who were present, 39 didn’t make it through the obstacle course.

Blair said. “So it is always good when units like the 21st TSC decide to host the course in places where Soldiers would not normally have the opportunity to attend it.”

A&FRC programs The Ramstein Airman & Family Readiness Center offers the following programs: Ramstein Spouse Orientation: Oct. 1, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., A&FRC Reintegration: Oct. 2, 9 a.m. to noon, Bldg. 3450 Resume Review: Oct. 2, 10 to 11 a.m., A&FRC Intro to German: Oct. 2, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., A&FRC Pre-Deployment: Oct. 2, 1 to 3 p.m., Bldg. 3450 Base Intro: Oct. 3, 7:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., Hercules Theater Pre-Separation Counseling: Oct. 4, 9 to 11 a.m., A&FRC What is What: Oct. 4, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Starbucks lobby Call the A&FRC at 480-5100 to register for the classes. Reintegration and pre-deployment briefings are open to spouses. » A Unitarian Universalist worship service and fellowship hour will be held from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. the second and fourth Sundays from September through May at the Kapaun Chapel. » Meetings for the Plugged-In Middle School Youth Group for Landstuhl, Kaiserslautern and Sembach take place from noon to 3 p.m. Tuesdays at the Pulaski Religious Youth Center. » The Rock High School Youth Group meets from 7 to 8:45 p.m. Tuesdays at the Ramstein North Chapel. For details and other events, call Anthony Amor at 01512411-2619 or visit

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September 28, 2012 << After a long weekend touring the Louvre, topping the Eiffel Tower and taking in all of Paris, Maddox Goldstein enjoys some downtime feeding the birds in front of Notre Dame Cathedral.

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Candice Reffitt and Cassandra Montoya pose for a photo in the Colosseum Aug. 9 while vacationing in Rome, Italy.

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Christian and Joseph Nyzio pose for a photo at Grand Canyon National Park March 20 during a stop on a nine-day U-Haul move trip from Ashland, Ore., to Bossier City, La.

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Anatolia Russo “touches” the top of the Eiffel Tower May 25 while vacationing in Paris, France.

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MAIN PHOTO: Red Shirt Bazaar Committee volunteers help with the public drawing Sept. 16. INSET: A ribbon is cut at the first welfare bazaar.

Ramstein Welfare Bazaar Thank you, volunteers

Community Bank and the Defense Commissary Agency. Price said she would also like to extend a special thanks to the “Red Shirt” volunteers. Thanks to all the wonderful volunteers who “These volunteers are the backbone that makes the helped make the 48th annual Ramstein Welfare bazaar possible,” she said. Bazaar a huge success. In January, Red Shirt Bazaar Committee volunThis year’s bazaar generated more than $1.8 milteers started making preparations for this year’s lion in sales, which is an increase from 2011. Profits bazaar. Most of them have worked hundreds of from the estimated sales figures will be donated back hours. Many of these same volunteers spent more to the local military community. Hundreds of volunthan 100 hours working the week of the bazaar, taking time from work and family to make it all happen. teers from across the KMC contributed to this great Photo by Nichole Gonzalez All this donated time ensured the vendors, shoppers bazaar. More than 220 volunteers helped during the week of the bazaar. It was inspiring to see all the sup- A volunteer stamps the hand of a shopper of the annual welfare and supporting groups were all taken care of with a bazaar. smile. port our local community provides. Check out these fun facts: “The ROSC would like to thank the 86th (Force Support Squadron) for their » 22,653 people came to shop this year tremendous support. Without their team going above and beyond, the bazaar » 8,952 cars were parked would not be possible,” said Cheryl Price, the 2012 bazaar chair. » 2,400 FluMist vaccinations were administered The following groups also receive thanks for their contributions: the 37th Airlift » 1,200 volunteer hours just for the week of the bazaar Squadron, 435th Air Mobility Squadron, 1st Combat Communications Squadron, » More than 5,000 volunteer hours by the Bazaar Red Shirt Committee 86th Medical Group, 86th Security Forces Squadron, 86th Maintenance Group To help make next year’s bazaar even better, visit commander, 86th Operations Group commander, Pulaski Outdoor Recreation Center, 86th Communications Squadron, 721st Aerial Port Squadron, 786th Civil and fill out the quick and easy online survey. To find the survey, you can also Engineer Squadron, 86th Maintenance Squadron,United Service Organizations, follow the links on Facebook to the Ramstein Bazaar page. (To see more photos, visit Air Force Birthday Ball Committee, Woodlawn Golf Club, The Exchange, by Tracy Swift 2012 Ramstein Welfare Bazaar publicity coordinator

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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: • “Wilhelm Tell,” an opera by Gioacchino Rossini, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 19 and 26. • “Engelslieder,” balletts by Stefano Giannetti, 8 p.m. Sunday, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 18 and 28. • First Pfalztheater concert features works by Guiseppe Verdi, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Gustav Mahler, 6 p.m. Sunday. • “Buddenbrooks,” a play in German based on the book by Thomas Mann, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 13, 17, 24, 27 and 30. • “Chronicle of the Immortals — Blood Night,” a rock opera by Wolfgang Holbein with the band Vanden Plas, 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 14 and 21. For details, call 0631-3675-209 or visit Kammgarn Kaiserslautern: • Kilians present Indie Rock, lyrics in English, 8:30 p.m. today. Tickets cost €16. • No Music in K-town presents upcoming singers and songwriters between 16 and 18 years old: Stefano Falco, Carsten Nothof and Elisa Raube, 8 p.m. Saturday. • Pauline Ngoc presents “Une Nuit des Chansons,” 8 p.m. Tuesday. Tickets cost €14. • Kammgarn meets Popakademie — students from the Mannheim Pop Academy perform: Bakushan, Zweiplus, Oakfield and Fedora, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 5. Tickets cost €16.

• The band Vierkanttretlager presents Indie, pop, rock, 8 p.m. Oct. 6. Tickets cost €15. • Henrik Freischlader & Courtesy photo Band present blues, 8 p.m. Oct. 9. Tickets cost €19. Wine Harvest Fest in Neustadt For more information, Neustadt along the German Wine Street will celebrate its annual German Wine Harvest Fest visit Tuesday to Oct. 15. Festivities already begin today with the opening of the “Haiselscher,” or call 0631-365-2607. little wine houses, in the wine village across from the train station. A diversified entertainFruchthalle, ment program will be offered on stage each day. A carnival with rides will be set up near Kaiserslautern: the wine village. Germany’s biggest vintners parade will start at 2 p.m. Oct. 14. For details, • The German visit Radio Philharmonics Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern presents a “Bouquet of Melodies,” • Kaiserslautern, Japanese Garden, Am with operetta music, 5 p.m. Oct. 14. Tickets cost Abendsberg 1, open through Oct. 31. For details, €12 to €25. visit For details, stop at the Kaiserslautern Tourist • Museum Pfalzgalerie, Kaiserslautern, Office, Fruchthallstrasse14, visit www.fruchthalle. exhibition of 50 oil paintings by Chinese artist Qiu de or call the office of arts at 0631-365-1410. Shihua, to Jan. 6. Hours are 11 a.m. to SWR studio, Fliegerstrasse, Kaiserslautern: 8 p.m. Tuesdays; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays • Concert to commemorate German-American to Sundays; Mondays closed. Visit Day with music group Baroque and Blue ing works by Georg Friedrich Händel, Claude • Kaiserslautern, Museum Wadgasserhof, Bolling and American composer Alan Weinberg, Steinstrasse 55, exhibition on Olympia and the 6 p.m. Sunday. Doors open at 5 p.m. To join the Palatines, to Oct. 7. For details, visit free concert, call Katie Pelletier at 06383-9266018 or email the Atlantic Academy at • Reichenbach-Steegen, village carnival in Steegen, Saturday through Monday. Abbey Church, Otterberg: • Schneckenhausen, village carnival, Sunday. • 4th Abbey Church concert with Wittenberger • Ramstein-Miesenbach, farmers market, Sunday Hofkapelle presenting music from the reformation (read article on Page 27). time, 5 p.m. Wednesday. Tickets cost €15. • Edesheim (south of Edenkoben), fest of new English Theatre, Frankfurt: wine, today to Sunday. • “Breaking the Code,” a play by Hugh • Weisenheim/Sand (east of Freinsheim), fest of Whitemore, 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays to Saturdays, and new wine with historical crop, today to Sunday. 6 p.m. Sundays, through Oct. 27. For more infor• Bad Dürkheim-Hardenburg, medieval market, mation visit Saturday and Sunday. Bildhaus Music Club, Hahnbacherhof (near • Obrigheim to Eiswoog pond (near Ramsen), 67701 Schallodenbach): car-free Eistal, state road L395 closed on 20 kilo• FUNHOUSEplaysPINK, 8:30 p.m. Oct. 6. meters for bikers, skaters, hikers, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, visit Wednesday (German holiday). • St. Martin, historical wine harvest, Wednesday.


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Japanese percussion art The Kammgarn Kaiserslautern presents the stage group Uzume Taiko performing Japanese percussion art mixed with modern dance and jazz elements, at 8:30 p.m. Sunday Tickets cost €20. For details, visit

• Kaiserslautern, Gartenschau, open through Oct. 31. Hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tickets cost €7 for adults and €3 for children. Exhibitions: Farmers’ life in the early 20th century; Art Forum with 15 renowned artists presenting their works; flower show “Chrysanthemum — Color Chart of Fall,” in flower hall. Pumpkin festival with thousands of pumpkins, decoration items in store, food specialties. Sunday: Protestant Thanksgiving worship service, 11 a.m. in willow church; activities highlighting apples and pears, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. near Waldhaus. For details, visit or call 0631-71007-0.

Flea markets

• Kaiserslautern, Pfalzcenter (across from Daenner Kaserne), Saturdays. • Kaiserslautern, Opel parking lot, Portal 4, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. • Ramstein, Autokino, 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday. • Ramstein, Flurstrasse 4, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and Saturday, and 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday. • Bad Dürkheim, Saline (salt-works), Saturday. • Deidesheim Stadthalle, antique market, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday. • Zweibrücken, Schlossplatz, Saturday and Sunday. For details, visit

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Introducing the KMC’s newest residents

Born at 10:45 p.m. Aug. 21 at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center. Madilyn was 6 pounds, 10 ounces and 19.3 inches long. Proud parents are Tech. Sgt. Eric and Lori Villafana. The family is stationed at Ramstein.

Madilyn Elizabeth Villafana

Born at 6:12 a.m. Aug. 16 at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center. Bo was 7 pounds, 5 ounces and 20.2 inches long. Proud parents are Airman 1st Class Jared and Caroline Jones of Chattanooga, Tenn. Bo also joins big brother Lukas. The Jones family is stationed at Ramstein.

Bo Grant Jones

Nathan Leslie Patrick Kinney

Andrew David Tran

Porter Albrecht Hancock Schwartz

Artemis Anberlin & Apollo Alexander Stevens

Born at 1:16 p.m. July 30 at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center. Andrew was 10 pounds, 6 ounces and 22 inches long. Proud parents are Thiet and Jackie Tran. Andew also joins big sister Elizabeth.

Born at 11:21 p.m. July 15 at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center. Porter was 6 pounds, 7 ounces and 20 inches long. Proud parents are Rick and Andi Schwartz.

Born at 4:19 a.m. Aug. 5 at St. JohannisKrankenhaus in Landstuhl. Nathan was about 6 pounds and 20 inches long. Proud parents are Andrew and Christina Kinney. Nathan also joins siblings Morgan, Alyssa, Noah and Evelyn.

Born at 2:35 and 2:40 a.m. June 12 at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage, Alaska. Artemis was 6 pounds, 12 ounces and 19 inches long. Apollo was 8 pounds, 3 ounces and 20.5 inches long. Proud parents are Bryan and Michelle Stevens. The twins also join big sister Athena Balderas. The Stevens family is stationed at Ramstein.


us your baby’s birth announcement Share your new bundle of joy with the community! Send the Kaiserslautern American your baby’s photo (high resolution, 300 dpi, photos only please) along with his/her name; date, time and place of birth; height and weight at birth; parents’ first and last names, as well as where you’re from; the name(s) of any siblings; and where you’re stationed. Send your submission to with “birth announcement” in the subject line. Birth announcements are run the first Friday of every month, when space is available.

Aviana Elise Buchholz-Sanchez Born at 9:20 p.m. June 11 in Olympia, Wash. Aviana was 7 pounds, 11 ounces and 18.5 inches long. Proud parents are David and Pierre Buchholz-Sanchez. The family is stationed on Pulaski Barracks.

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Germans observe legal holiday Wednesday by Petra Lessoing 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs Germany will observe its Unification Day Wednesday. Every year on Oct. 3, stores, banks and official institutions are closed throughout the country in observance of this legal holiday. What is Unification Day? The former German Democratic Republic (East Germany) and the Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany) were officially reunited Oct. 3, 1990. The process of reunification started in 1989. During September and October of that year, East Germans demonstrated for democratic reforms and the right to travel to Dresden, Leipzig, Halle, Schwerin and other towns. Chief of State Erich Honecker was dismissed from his top position on Oct. 18, and the new political office announced the opening of the borders to the Federal Republic of Germany and the border gates along the Berlin Wall the night of Nov. 9, 1989. Over the next three days, more than 3 million East Germans crossed the border into West Germany just to celebrate, sightsee and purchase goods, which they were not able to obtain in the east. The wall, a symbol of the Cold War for 28 years, was torn down during the following weeks and months, and pieces were sold as souvenirs. East Germany’s first free elections in 40 years were held March 18, 1990, and citizens elected a new government. Basic changes concerning the country’s economy, currency, social laws and jurisdiction were established by state contracts on May 18 and Aug. 31. Finally, on Oct. 3, 1990, the German Democratic Republic ceased to exist. After 40 years, it vanished

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After World War II, Germany and its capital, Berlin, were divided into sectors: East and West, which were later physically separated by the Berlin Wall. Germany was officially reunited on Oct. 3, 1990. Wednesday’s legal holiday celebrates the day East Germany ceased to exist and the Berlin Wall was demolished.

from the world political map. Berlin was chosen as the new capital city of unified Germany. The celebrations in Berlin the night of Oct. 2

included a giant fireworks display, hundreds of thousands of people dancing in the streets drinking champagne, and the raising of the national flag on the former East German parliament building.

Farmers market offers regional products, craftsmanship demonstrations by Petra Lessoing 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs


or the 16th year, the RheinlandPfalz Agricultural Chamber of Kaiserslautern and the City of Ramstein-Miesenbach will sponsor their annual farmers market Sunday, a day when Germans celebrate their Thanksgiving. The market will feature more than 30 farmers and vendors presenting their products, an animal show, a historical tractor display, demonstrations, and musical entertainment from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Stores will be open from 1 to 6 p.m. The farmers market will officially open at 10:30 a.m. in the Haus des Bürgers. A festive Thanksgiving worship service will follow, supported by the Children’s and Youth Choir of Ramstein-Miesenbach, the Hunting Horn Blowers from Kusel, and the choir AIBaSoTe Oldies from the Kusel Music School. “The farmers market is a steady item in our local calendar of events,”

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The farmers market in Ramstein-Miesenbach features regional products, craftsmanship demonstrations and music.

said Stefan Layes from the City of Ramstein-Miesenbach. “It is known throughout the Pfalz and even lures visitors from other areas. They know they get good homemade products here.”

The listing of fresh products for sale and to eat on the spot includes beef, lamb and pork meat; meat from game; potato dishes; fish specialties; bratwurst; frikadellen; chicken; dairy products, such as yoghurt, cheese and butter; honey products, including honey, honey wine and honey liquor; wurst; eggs; pasta; and baked goods. Visitors will also have a choice of schnaps, liquors and wine. Other items, such as arts and crafts, garden ceramics, wooden household tools, toys, knitted products and decoration items, will complete the wide range of products vendors will offer. Nutrition advisers will pass out information and give tips about the right snack during breaks in kindergarten and school in the foyer of the town hall. The agricultural chamber will present the various grains growing in the fields. Brave visitors can put their hands into touching boxes to feel the different grains without seeing them. A sheep shearer will demonstrate

how to shear sheep, and a spinner will show them what to do with the wool. Visitors can watch a basket weaver making various sizes of baskets, a potter creating his items and a lace maker presenting her skills. The wooden stove baker is looking forward to helping children make bread in the children’s bakery. Children can also enjoy pony riding, face painting and a petting zoo. Old tractors will be lined up on Miesenbacher Strasse. “We also offer a farmers quiz, where participants can win fine prizes,” Layes said. Proceeds from the quiz will be donated to the Youth Red Cross and a local kindergarten. “We hope the weather will be good and a lot of visitors come to our farmers market, which is our second biggest market after Wendelinusmarket, scheduled for Oct. 27 and 28,” Layes said. The center of town will be closed to motorized traffic from 2 p.m. Saturday to 7 p.m. Sunday.

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Kingfish notch another win O

n Sept. 22, the Kaiserslautern Kingfish swim team hosted the Wiesbaden Wahoos, Heidelberg Sea Lions, Lakenheath Barracudas, Eifel Sharks and the Hohenfels Hurricanes in a six-way matchup at the Ramstein Aquatic Center. Once again, the Kingfish came away with the victory, posting 1,420 points in their third straight victory of the season. “Never give in,” said head coach Bob Clinton. And the Kingfish swimmers took that advice to heart. Lexie Meints, 16, swam headto-head against Lauren Brashear of Wiesbaden in the 100-meter breastroke and squeaked out the victory by

a 0.01 second margin, shaving .90 off her personal best time in the process. Danielle Davis, 13, and Everett Plocek, 16, set new team records in the 200-meter breastroke, hitting the wall at 3:09.94 and 2:42.16, respectively. Other races occurred in the 800meter time trials held after the meet. The time trials are held to allow swimmers to qualify for the European Forces Swim League Long Distance Championships, to be held in November in Antwerp, Belgium. Davis and Rachel Plescha, 16, competed nose to nose in their heat, pushing each other to time drops of 23.57

Lacrosse game

Come to TSG Kaiserslautern and watch the fastest game on two feet as the Kaiserslautern men’s lacrosse team takes on the SG Kassel/ Münster Rahawks Sunday. The A-team faces-off at 11 a.m. and the B-team at 1 p.m. Admission is free and food and beverages will be available at the club house. The game will be held at TSG 1861 Kaiserslautern e. V., Hermann-Löns-Str. 25, 67663 Kaiserslautern. Check us out on Facebook at “Kaiserslautern Lacrosse” and “Kaiserslautern Women’s Lacrosse.” For more information, email

Baumholder-breast cancer run

The Breast Cancer Awareness Run will be held Oct. 12 at the Hall of Champions PFC in Baumholder. Registration takes place at 7:30 a.m. and start time is at 9. This event is free. Memorable T-shirts will be available for $5 each at the Mountaineer Fitness Center.

Red Ribbon Run

U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern hosts a 5K Red Ribbon Run to support freedom from drug and alcohol abuse at 10 a.m. Oct. 13 at the Special Events Center on Rhine Ordnance Barracks, Bldg. 237. Walkers, runners, families and pets are welcome. Register early at an Army dining facility (see for dates and times), or on the day of the event from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. For more information, email Sandra.j.magill2. or call 486-6354/1710 or 06371-866254/1710.

Age restrictions at fitness centers

The Ramstein Southside and Northside fitness centers as well as the Vogelweh Fitness Center remind customers of the age policy posted in the facilities. Anyone 16 years of age and older is allowed unrestricted use of the facility and equipment without being accompanied by a par-

and 28.06 seconds respectively, with Plescha taking the heat in a .12 photofinish victory. Sam Basset, 13, and William Griffin, 15, also had an exciting finish, with Bassett surging in the last 100 meters to overtake Griffin by 0.12. The all-out effort by Griffin to keep his lead resulted in a time drop of 1:09.50 off his 2011 personal best. Davis and Plocek also won all of their individual events, along with Penelope Washington, 11, and Joshua Choi, 12. Jocelyn Choi left the pool with five personal best times, and Sarah Fischer, Jenna Macias, Sadie Peloquin and Washington obtained

ent or guardian. Children 13 to 15 years old may use all cardiovascular equipment, weight equipment and group exercise rooms as long as there is interactive supervision from a parent or legal guardian, or qualified fitness or Youth Programs staff member. Other activity areas (basketball court, racquetball courts and running track) require parent or legal guardians at all times. For children 6 to 12 years old, all cardiovascular equipment, weight equipment and group exercise rooms are prohibited for use. Other activity areas (basketball court, racquetball courts and running track) require interactive supervision from an adult at all times. Children under 6 are not allowed in the facility with the exception of those facilities providing a parent/ child area for supervised play and/or those children who are supervised spectators in a sport or special event.

four personal best times each. Seventyone swimmers attained at least one personal best time. Seven new European Swim League Championships qualifiers also emerged from the pool, bringing the Kingfish qualifier total to 48, with 24 swimmers qualifying for the long distance event. The next Kingfish swim meet is scheduled for Oct. 6 at the Ramstein Aquatic Center. If results so far are any indication, the Kaiserslautern Kingfish are well on their way to another successful season. (Courtesy of the Kaiserslautern Kingfish swim team)

teach you how to play and will have equipment for you to use. Youth practices take place from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Mondays. Adult (men and women) practices take place from 7:15 to 9:30 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays. Practices are held at TSG 1861 Kaiserslautern e. V., Hermann-Löns-Str. 25, 67663 Kaiserslautern. Our youngest player is 5 and our oldest player is 53. What’s your excuse? Check us out on Facebook at “Kaiserslautern Lacrosse” and “Kaiserslautern Women’s Lacrosse.” For more information, email

Indoor fall soccer clinics

Sign your child or youth up for SKIESUnlimited indoor fall soccer clinics, taught by professional soccer coaches. Clinics are held from September to December at the Special Events Center, Bldg. 237 on Rhine Ordnance Barracks. To enroll or for more information, call 493-4516/4122 or 0631-34064516/4122.

Baumholder-run calendar

Oct. 12 — Breast Cancer Awareness Run Oct. 31 — Monster Mash Run Nov. 16 — Turkey Trot Dec. 7 — Jingle Bell Jog Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. and races begin at 9 (dates subject to change). For details, call 485-7176 or 06783-67176.

Lacrosse players wanted

The Kaiserslautern lacrosse youth boys and girls teams (K thru 12) and adult men’s and women’s teams are looking for new and old players to join their ranks. No experience is necessary; we will

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Ramstein beats Lakenheath, 3-2 Ramstein High School junior Shannon Guffey spikes a ball against Lakenheath Sept. 22. Ramstein’s girls volleyball team won the match against Lakenheath, winning 3-2. Ramstein also continued on to win easily over Heidelberg, 3-0. Ramstein is now 2-0 for the 2012 season.

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NOW SHOWING Gateway Cineplex (Ramstein)

Dredd (R) 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 4 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 9 p.m. Trouble with the Curve (PG) 11:15 a.m., 2 p.m., 4:45 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 10 p.m. The Dark Knight Rises (PG-13) 11 a.m., 3 p.m., 7 p.m. The Watch (R) 11:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 8:30 p.m. SATURDAY - Dredd (R) 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 4 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 9 p.m. Trouble with the Curve (PG) 11:15 a.m., 2 p.m., 4:45 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 10 p.m. The Dark Knight Rises (PG-13) 11 a.m., 3 p.m., 7 p.m. The Watch (R) 11:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 8:30 p.m. SUNDAY Dredd (R) 11 a.m., 2 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 8:30 p.m. Trouble with the Curve (PG) 11:15 a.m., 2 p.m., 4:45 p.m., 7:30 p.m. The Dark Knight Rises (PG-13) 11 a.m., 3 p.m., 7 p.m. The Watch (R) 11:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 8:30 p.m. MONDAY - Dredd (R) 11 a.m., 2 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 8:30 p.m. Trouble with the Curve (PG) 11:15 a.m., 2 p.m., 4:45 p.m., 7:30 p.m. The Dark Knight Rises (PG-13) 11 a.m., 3 p.m., 7 p.m. The Watch (R) 5 p.m., 8 p.m. TUESDAY - Dredd (R) 11 a.m., 2 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 8:30 p.m. Trouble with the Curve (PG) 11:15 a.m., 2 p.m., 4:45 p.m., 7:30 p.m. The Dark Knight Rises (PG-13) 11 a.m., 3 p.m., 7 p.m. The Watch (R) 5 p.m., 8 p.m. WEDNESDAY - Dredd (R) 11 a.m., 2 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 8:30 p.m. Trouble With The Curve (PG) 11:15 a.m., 2 p.m., 4:45 p.m., 7:30 p.m. The Dark Knight Rises (PG-13) 11 a.m., 3 p.m., 7 p.m. The Watch (R) 5 p.m., 8 p.m. THURSDAY - Dredd (R) 11 a.m., 2 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 8:30 p.m. Trouble with the Curve (PG) 11:15 a.m., 2 p.m., 4:45 p.m., 7:30 p.m. The Dark Knight Rises (PG-13) 11 a.m., 3 p.m., 7 p.m. TODAY -

Next to Autobahn A6, Exit 13 (Landstuhl) Merkurstraße 9, 66877 Ramstein-Miesenbach 6THEATRES, THX, EX and all Digital Sound Systems


In Digital 3D: Resident Evil Retribution (R)- Fri & Sat 18:00, 20:15, 22:30, Sun 18:00, 20:15, Mon Wed 18:00, 20:30 Brave (PG) - Sat & Sun 13:30, Tue 16:00

Ice Age 4: Continental Drift (PG)- Fri 15:45, Sat & Sun 13:30, Mon & Wed 16:00 Ted (R)- Sat & Sun 18:00

The Dark Knight Rises (PG13)- Sat & Sun 14:30

The Bourne Legacy (PG13)- Fri-Sun17:30, 20:00, Mon & Tue 18:00, 20:30, Wed 18:00

The Expendables 2 (R)- Fri- Mon 18:00

Looper (R)- Fri 15:45, 18:00, 20:15, 22:30, Sat 15:30, 17:45, 20:15, 22:30, Sun 15:30, 17:45, 20:15, Mon & Tue 16:00, 18:15, 20:30, Wed 18:15, 20:30 For Showtimes of Thur OCT 04 call 06371937 037 or see

Galaxy Theater (Vogelweh) Katy Perry: Part of Me (PG) 4 p.m. Resident Evil: Retribution (R) 7 p.m. SATURDAY - Katy Perry: Part of Me (PG) 4 p.m. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (R) 7 p.m. SUNDAY Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (R) 7 p.m. TODAY -

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

At The Movies

Visit for details

Dredd (R) — “Dredd” takes us to the wild streets of Mega City One, the lone oasis of quasi-civilization on cursed Earth. Judge Dredd is the most feared of elite street judges with the power to enforce the law, sentence offenders and execute them on the spot. Starring Karl Urban and Rachel Wood. Trouble with the Curve (PG) — Gus Lobel has been one of the best scouts in baseball for decades, but age is starting to catch up with him. Nevertheless, Gus,

who can tell a pitch just by the crack of the bat, refuses to be benched for what may be the final innings of his career. But he may not have a choice. The front office of the Atlanta Braves is starting to question his judgment, especially with the country’s hottest batting phenom on deck for the draft. The one person who might be able to help is also the one person Gus would never ask: his daughter, Mickey. Against her better judgment, Mickey joins him on his latest scouting trip to North Carolina, jeopardizing her own career to save his. Starring Clint Eastwood and Amy Adams.

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ACROSS 1 Get-ready work 5 Stirring tales 10 Divulge a secret 14 Nebraska neighbor 15 Biblical gift 16 “Othello” villain 17 San Juan is its capital 19 Burgeoned 20 Go fast 21 Models of excellence 23 Christmas song 25 Flaw 26 Lowdown 29 Baloney 31 Art medium 32 Era 33 Bear witness 36 Cytoplasm material 37 Blast furnace input 39 Virgo’s predecessor 40 Ruminating 42 Smidgen 43 Potter’s material 44 Fall guys 46 Afrikaners 47 Brown pigment 48 God of thunder 50 Diminish 52 Outmoded 56 Samoan capital 57 “The Name of the Rose” author 59 Haze 60 Biblical weeds 61 Thai currency 62 Crown of the head 63 Sound asleep? 64 Choir part DOWN 1 Domino spots 2 Overwhelming defeat 3 Ablutionary vessel 4 Mom and Pop 5 Fire indicator

6 Scottish seaport 7 Film crew member 8 Coin-op place 9 Toward land 10 Most important 11 Seaport on the Bay of Biscay 12 FBI employee 13 Fiddlesticks? 18 New Mexico resort 22 “___ worse than death” 24 Construction toy 26 Shape 27 Hokkaido native 28 Latin lover, perhaps? 30 “Fiddler on the Roof” matchmaker 32 Fleece seekers 34 Char 35 Santa’s sackful 37 ___ fell swoop 38 Drying kiln 41 Repeat 43 Monetary unit of Nicaragua 45 Meter reader 46 Cloth unit 47 Brownish photo tint 49 Neigh sayer 50 Moist 51 River of Spain 53 Cure 54 Eight in Essen 55 Baum canine 58 Always in verse

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1Fam House Imsbach, ca. 20min KL, 4BR, livrm, dinrm, kitchen, 1full bath + ž shwr bath, balc, lrg garden, dbl garage, 850â‚Ź Ph. 089-528244 (until 10pm) 2 min Ramstein, FSH 270 sqm, 6 BDR, 3 baths, double garage, rent 2300, ZIAI Immobilien 06371 57888 270sqm house near Kusel, 2 livingroom, 2 bathroom, 2 kitchen, 5 BR, enclosed courtyard + terrace, big garage and parking in front of house 1400â‚Ź + utl. 01726451128 30 Min. to RAB Duplex in Rieschweiler-M. higher standard, terrace, 2Balc, studio, bik, Sauna, basem finished into Partyroom w/ kitchen, electr. blinds, 2fireplace, wooden floors & tiles, Garden, Double garage. â‚Ź1400 + util Tel.: 0177-7832625 5 Min to RAB brand new house, 200sqm., 4 bedrms., b.i.k., 2 baths., dining-living room, yard, garage 1.500 â‚Źuro +util Anne S. Neumann Immobilien4you Tel: 06372-803641 or 0173-8317162 5 min to RAB, 120 m², 5 bedrooms, 1,5 baths, BIK, Rent 700 â‚Ź + Util. Kästner Immobilien 06374-991594 or 0157-87016817 67735 Mehlbach, FSH, 160sqm, 3BR, liv/dinrm, BIK, lrg garden, 1000sqm prop, garage, big basement, open fireplace, covered terr, balc, nice view. Quiet area, â‚Ź 1140 + util. Avail 1 Nov, Call: 0151-20106428 Airbase: 1,5 mls: Ramstein - M, very nice 200 sqm dpx, 4 br, 3 bath, studio, storage, gar, yard 1500,- ; Hoeheinoed: 4 br freest house, gar, carp, fenced yard E1280,-; Herschberg: freest, beautiful new house, 2 br + open kitchen, floorh, storage, gar, yard E1250,- ; JR Realty - reduced fee ph: 0170-3159692 or jrrealtykmc@ Beautiful freestanding home 240 m² built 2011 in Siegelbach, 4 BR, 2.5 Bath, BIK, Liv/Din-Room, GasFloor-Heating, Garage, 1 small dog or cat allowed, Rent: 1920 Euro + util., Avail: October 5, 2012. For more info please call: GI Bill Pay Service & Real Estate, Tel.: 06371-465407 or 0160-1065196, E-mail: Beautiful, new 250 sqm dplx. Spesbach, 4 br, studio, walk i. closet, floorh, gar E 2030,- JR Realty - reduced fee - ph: 01703159692 or

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Exclusive Duplex in GlanMĂźnchweiler for rent & also for sale if interested. 320sqm View 5BR 2baths liv rm din rm BIK TV rm terrace 2balc cellar rms. â‚Ź1740 + utl Av 15 Oct Tel. 0151-11598496 or 06372-8031920 or 0171-9377846

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FSH 130 m² in Huetschenhausen, 3 BR, 1.5 Bath, BIK, Liv/DinRoom, Yard, Pets allowed, 1 carport, Rent: 1000 Euro + util., Avail: All ads & pics can be viewed @ October 1, 2012. For more info please contact GI Bill Pay Service For rent: Semi - detached house & Real Estate Tel.: 06371-465407 0160-1065196, Email: in Ramstein city with todays com- or modity combined w/ the charms of a century ago. What you get: 3 FSH 160 m², 8 km to Landstuhl, sleeping-rooms, 1,5 completely 12 km to RAB, 4 BR, 2 Bath, BIK, new installed bath rooms, renova- Liv/Din, Basement, Garage, Patio, ted large living room and kitchen, Pets allowed, Rent: 830 Euro + basement w/ washing machine/ util., Avail: Now. For more info dryer, space for 2 cars in the please contact GI Bill Pay Service yard. Part of the garden to be & Real Estate Tel.: 06371-465407 0160-1065196, Email: used by the tenant subject to ar- or rangement with the landlady.


â‚Ź1100 or 0160-96574785 Freest House Hefersweiler, Relsbergerstr. 4, 140sqm, 4BR, BIK, 1.5bath, +1shower bath, basem, cport, all windows w/insect nets, ceiling fans, yard â‚Ź910 +util 015117068198 Freest. house, Schmalenberg, renov, kindergarden in area, 200sqm, 15min Kl / Vogelw 5br, lrg liv-dinrm, new bik, 2bath furn, 3cellar rms, lrg balc, carport, SATTV, â‚Ź1300 +util 0172-6836244 House, near Altenglan, 5rms, 2bathrm, lrg BIK, balc, small garden, â‚Ź900, Avail 1 Sept, 01713349183

FSH in Sembach 190 m², 5 BR, 2.5 Bath, BIK, Family-Room w. kitchen and fireplace, Patio, Yard, Double-Garage, Gas heating, Rent: 1300 Euro + util., Avail.: Now. For more info please call: GI Bill Pay Service & Real Estate, Tel.: 06371-465407 or 01601065196, E-mail: ramstein@gibill HĂźtschenhausen, 4BR, 145sqm, â‚Ź1000, Immobilien Hauschild, Tel. 06373-505600

HĂźtschenhausen: freest. house, living-diningroom, b.i.k., 3 bedrooms, 1,5 bathrooms, balcony, carport, terrace a. big yard, KDBaubetreuung â‚Ź1000 06371FSH 220 m², Ramstein school, 7 619033 / kd-baubetreuung@t-onli BR, BIK, open space Liv/Din- Room w. fireplace, 2.5 Bath, Double-Garage, Yard, Pets allowed, Kaiserslautern, 5min to downRent: 1600 Euro + 60 Euro garage town, nice house, 270 sqm, 7 + util., Avail: October 1, 2012. For BDR, 3 baths, floorheat., firemore info please contact GI Bill place, garage, yard, rent 1850 â‚Ź Pay Service & Real Estate Tel.: ZIAI Immobilien 06371-57888 06371-465407 or 0160-1065196, Krickenbach: nice 3 bm duplex, Email: 2 baths, garage, basement, patio, E 1200, Immo T. FSH 230 m² in Bolanden, 22 km yard, to Sembach, 4 BR, 2 Bath, 2 BIK, 016096096498 Liv/Din-Room, In-Law-Suite, 1 Ga- Landstuhl near hospital, triplex rage, Fenced yard, Pets allowed, house 110sqm, 4 bedr, liv, bik, Rent: 1600 Euro + util., Avail: Oc- 2br, garden 250sqm, available tober 1, 2012. For more info plea- now, No fees! â‚Ź900 se contact GI Bill Pay Service & 017620647869 or 0176-20109011 Real Estate Tel.: 06371-465407 or Landstuhl: freestanding 3 bedr., 0160-1065196, Email: ramstein@gi 1 ½ bath, living-diningm, kit., patio, yard, garage, 950,-- + util, 06371/57656 Luxury big FSH, between Ramstein and Kaiserslautern, 180sqm, 4BR, 2bath, flr heating, BIK, terrace, balc, garden, quiet area, â‚Ź1300 + util, Call Henry 01726634425

Air Force and Army Chapel Schedule Protestant Services t %BFOOFS $IBQFM Saturday Seventh-Day Adventist Sabbath School 9:30 a.m. Worship service 11 a.m. Sunday Protestant Worship and Kids’ Church10:00 a.m. POC USAG-K Chaplains Office 493-4098, Civ. 0631-3406-4098, BLDG 3150 t -BOETUVIM $IBQFM Sunday Protestant Worship and Kids’ Church 11:00 a.m. POC USAG-K Chaplains Office 493-4098, Civ 0631-3406-4098 t 3BNTUFJO /PSUI $IBQFM (480-6148) Contemporary Service, 11:00 a.m. Sunday t 3BNTUFJO 4PVUI $IBQFM (480-5753) Liturgical Services, 9 a.m. Sunday Liturgical Sunday School, 11:00 a.m. Sunday Traditional Service, 11:00 a.m. Sunday t 7PHFMXFI $IBQFM (489-6859) Gospel Service, 11:00 a.m. Sunday Protestant Education Classes are available for all ages at Vogelweh, Ramstein, Landstuhl and Daenner, For more information, call 480-2499 or 489-6743.

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

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

Youth Group

Middle School Youth Group, "Plugged-In" for Landstuhl, Kaiserslautern and Sembach meets on Sundays from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Pulaski Religious Youth Center. High School Youth Group, "The Rock" meets on Sundays from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Pulaski Religious Youth Center. Dinner for Students and their Families, "CafĂŠ" meets on Sundays from from 430 to 530 Jewish Religious Services p.m. at the Pulaski Religious Youth Center. t 3BNTUFJO 4PVUI $IBQFM 4ZOBHPHVF (480-5753), For details and other events, call Anthony Amor Shabbat Evening Service, at 0151-2411-2619 or visit Friday, 7 p.m.

Catholic Services

t 3BNTUFJO /PSUI $IBQFM (480-6148) Sunday Mass, 9:00 a.m. and 5 p.m. Confessions, 4 to 4:45 p.m. Sunday Daily Mass, 11:30 a.m. Mon through Fri t 7PHFMXFI $IBQFM (489-6859) Confessions, 4 to 4:45 p.m. Saturday Mass, 5 p.m. Saturday t %BFOOFS $IBQFM Sunday Confessions 11:45 a.m. Sunday Mass 12:30 p.m. Daily Mass 11:45 a.m. Tue – Fri POC USAG-K Chaplains Office 493-4098, Civ 0631-3406-4098

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Keeping it real, relational and relevant

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Heritage Baptist Church

St. Alban's Military Community

Episcopal Services HOLY EUCHARIST Sundays 10:30

Kapaun Chapel For more information please

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Denominational Services

Episcopal (St. Albans) ,BQBVO $IBQFM Sun, 10:30 a.m. Korean Service 4PVUI $IBQFM Sun, 1 p.m. Unitarian Universalist Service ,BQBVO $IBQFM 2nd & 4th Sun, 1.30 p.m. (Sep through May) Wiccan /PSUI $IBQFM $POGFSFODF 3PPN 1st & 3rd Sat, 7 p.m. Confessional Lutheran (WELS) 4PVUI $IBQFM 2nd & 4th Sun, 4 p.m.

Miesenbach: freestanding house, 3 bedr., livr, ., bik, 2bath, yard, garage, â‚Ź1280.- + util. Roth Immobilien 06374-994776 or 01711950606


Sunday School 9:30 AM – Nursery Available Sundays: Corporate Worship 10:45 AM Weekdays: Men’s, Women’s and Small Group Bible Studies / Prayer Meetings Kirchenstrasse 2a, 66849 Landstuhl, Tel: 0 63 71 - 61 81 38 (across the street from European Country Living)

Kaiserstr. 66 • 06371-62988 Sunday Worship 11 AM

Soul Winners

International Ministries, e.V. Pastors William & Olivia Gairy

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Time of Services: Sunday: Prayer - 10:30 a.m. | Worship Service - 11:00 a.m. Wednesday: Prayer - 6:30 p.m. Hour of Power Discipleship Bible Study - 7:00 p.m. Saturday: Hour of Prayer 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

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HOUSES FOR RENT All ads & pics can be viewed @

Miesenbach: freestanding 4-5 bed., 3 ½ bath, living-diningrm, built-in-kit., patio, yard, 2 car garage, sauna, 2.500,-- + util 06371/ 57656 New house, 118sqm, 10 min to Ramstein, great castle view, 3BR, 2bath, BIK, fully furn, Call Rosa 0173-6555736 New house, big Garden with Pond & fishes, 3 BR, 1 Bath w/ shower+tube, guest-WC, Office, BLK-dishw, liv/dinrm, balconydouble, garage-Sat-DSL, Storage, Terr, 180 Sqm, 1200+util, The House is in 67700 Niederkirchen, Sonnenstraße 16, The Homecompany Petra Jung Tel: 06385/ 993870 Handy: 0171-2038270 Nice FSH 130 m², 20 min to RAB, Access to A62 1 km, 3 BR, 1 Bath, BIK, Liv/Din-Room, DoubleCarport, Yard, Pets negotiable, Rent: 950 Euro + carport + util., Avail: Now. For more info please contact GI Bill Pay Service & Real Estate Tel.: 06371-465407 or 0160-1065196, Email: ramstein@gi Nice house in Oberstaufenbach, 156 sqm, 3 bedrooms, 1 ¾ bathrooms, kitchen, garage for two cars (electric gate), laundry room, pet allowed. 1180 € + security deposit Call 06385/1888 or 0152/ 01011888 after 18.00 h, €1180,

Kaiserslautern American Nice House with 3 Bedrm., Livrm., Big Kitchen BIK, Bath, GToil., 2Balcony, 2Garagen, Big Yard, sm.Pets ok, DSL, AFN, No finders fee €750, 063847067 or 01638150865 / michaelx-xbraun@ No fee houses, 15 Min to RAB, 280sqm., 5 bedrms., + studio, 3 baths., b.i.k., yard, garage, 1.870 €uro +util Anne S. Neumann Immobilien4you Tel: 06372803641 or 0173-8317162 No fee houses, RAB school, 193 sqm., 3 bedrms., 2 baths., attic, laundry room, carport, nice area 1.380 €uro +util Anne S. Neumann Immobilien4you Tel: 06372803641 or 0173-8317162 No fee houses, Schwedelbach, freestanding house, 170sqm., 4 bedrms., b.i.k., 2 baths., yard, garage, 1.310 €uro +util Anne S. Neumann Immobilien4you Tel: 06372-803641 or 0173-8317162 Obermohr: freestanding, 4 bedr., 3 ½ bath, livingrm., diningm, builtin-kit., basement, patio, yard, garage, 1.640,-- + util, www.agra-im 06371/57656 Obernheim, 7 min to Landstuhl hospital, 5 bm free-stand house, 2 baths, garage, yard, E 1100, Immo T. 016096096498 One Family house avail 1 Oct, 2012, 300sqm, 6BR, kitchen, livrm with fireplace, lrg hallway, winter garden, 2baths; 1shower, 1shower with bathtub, basement, garage, car park & big garden, Address: 66879 Kottweiler-Schwanden, Turmstraße 10, Contact person: Karin Alter-Hormers, €2180 + util, Tel: 06324-4454, Cell: 01702473900


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Queidersbach: brand new duplex, 2 bedr., 2 ½ bath, living-diningrm., built-in-kit., patio, yard, garage, 1600,-- + util 06371/57656 Ramstein 15 min, brand new FSH, 180sqm, 5 BDR, 2 baths, floorheating, rent 1500 €, ZIAI Immobilien 06371 57888 Ramstein City, freestanding house, 4 bedrms., 3 baths., open fireplace, yard, office, garage, 1.840 €uro+ util Anne S. Neumann Immobilien4you Tel: 06372803641or 0173-8317162 Ramstein: exclusive freestanding house, 5 bed.; 2 bath, livingdiningrm., build-in-kit., open fireplace, gallery, patio, yard, double garage, 2.500,-+ util 06371/ 57656 Rieschweiler, about 25 min. to Ramstein / Landstuhl, brand new big 4+ bedrm-house, 3 bath, 2car-garage in the house, bik, yard, Raaltor €1760 Realtor Bauerfeld, 0173 67 18 435, Im Schrollbach: duplex, 6 bedr., 2 ½ bath, living-diningrm., built-in-kit., patio, yard, garage, 1400,-- + util 06371/ 57656 Trippstadt / Langensohl!!!!! Nice house in a quiet area, 250sqm, 5BR, liv/dinrm, open kitchen, 2,5bathrm, garage, 3officerm, yard with pool $1850, 0637113276

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Altenglan (Ramstein - School): Freest. House with a big yard and and a wonderful view, 170sqm, 5BR/2BA, open-fire-place, 2 garages, carport, 239.000â‚Ź or to rent 1.350â‚Ź + util 06371/943311-16 Weilerbach, brand new big free- standing house with 4+ bedrooms, 3 bath, 2-car-garage in Available with GP residences: Nithe house, yard, built-in-kitchen, ce freestanding house in Steinavaib. Oct. 2012, no pets please, wenden, 4 BR, 2 baths, bik, liv/din â‚Ź 2.350,--, Realator Bauerfeld rm, garage, large yard, â‚Ź265.000. 0173 6718435 Immo.Bauerfeld@t- Largely reduced fees, call 0162 4131 878 or 06372-3211 Weilerbach: Big row end house, 245sqm, 5BR/2,5BA, terrace, yard, carport, â‚Ź1790.- + util 06371/943315-16 www.Germa

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Enkenbach Alsenborn: Freestanding House with huge yard (1500sqm), garage, 190spm liv space, 3 parking places, Living rm, Guestroom, 4 bedroom, 2 bath with shower, guest toilette, tub, BIK, patio, balcony. Sales price 340000 Call Michaela at RE/ MAX Real Estate Center Kaiserslautern 0631/41408880 or 0176 105 15807 Former Doctors residence in Rodenbach. 2 joint houses + grannyflat. 1100 m² property. Central loc. In 2006/07 high quality renov. Main house: over 200m² living space + 180m² prep attic. 2nd house: 83m². Souterrain app. 65 m² + basement 120m² incl. 2 Garages. 11,5 sleeping Rooms, 3 kitchen (2 build-in) 3 baths + guest WC + Bright & spacious living room 70 m². with poss. Open fire pl. + noble entrance hall + 2 large terraces + 1 balcony. Wood-tilesStone floors. 3 sep. Entrances. Modern solar+oil+wood heating (large wood storage) Secure garden. Priv. sale (no brok fee!). â‚Ź419,000, hausrodenbach@ya Kaiserslautern, 5 km East.: Representative house with high class interior, 260 m² open floor plan, over 1000 m² property, 2 car garage, Marble bathr, big open kitchen, built in cabinets (walk in), Sauna, all floor heated, â‚Ź368.000,- RE/MAX Dreamhomes 4 U, Landstuhl, Kaiserstr. 4, 06371/ 6129262 or 0170 685 0060, email

Brand new freestanding house, near RAB, 280sqm., living-space, 5 bedrms., dining-living-area, 3 baths., floor-heating, yard, garage Price 390 000 â‚Źuro Anne S. Neumann Immobilien4you Tel: 06372- Kusel, 255m² property 748 m² 803641 or 0173-8317162 bedr/bath 7/3 + b.i.k: 2,5 garage/ parkingpl. 2/4 balcony, terrace, East of Kaiserslautern.: large garden, gas heat, more: Bungalow with extra apt. About 300 m² total livingspace, 5 bedr, li- 66501676 â‚Ź275000 helm.cossm@ ving, great kitchen, 2 ½ great re- modelled bathr, 2 car garage, Very quiet location â‚Ź 299.000,--, Kusel. Bungalow, Great view RE/MAX Dreamhomes 4 U, Land- very good residential area. Could stuhl, Kaiserstr. 4, 06371/ be partially furnished, more than 6129262 or 0170 685 0060, email 200 m² living space, about 700 m² property, available now â‚Ź 198.000,-- RE/MAX Dreamhomes Kindsbach: nice duplex with ga- 4 U, Landstuhl, Kaiserstr. 4, rage built 2006, 145sqm, 4bm, 2 06371/6129262 or 0170 685 0060 wolfgang.wiedmann@re baths, E200000, ImmoT. email: 016096096498

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Mackenbach, Freestanding house, 5 Min. to RAB, 200sqm., livingspace, 4 bedrms., 2 baths., b.i.k., garage, yard, Price 310 000 â‚Źuro Anne S. Neumann Immobilien4you Tel: 06372803641 or 0173-8317162

Winnweiler, new building in Hopfengärten, duplex, 130sqm per house, 1.5bath, garage, BIK, gas heating, flr heating, â‚Ź 192,000, house still in building stage, we will build to your needs, Call: 0179-5267987 Wonderful freestanding house, 10 Min to RAB, 300sqm., livingspace, 5 bedrms., 3 baths., b.i.k., open-fire-place, basement, 2 garages, Price 360 000 â‚Źuro Anne S. Neumann Immobilien4you Tel: 06372-803641 or 0173-8317162

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Kaiserslautern American 2003 Audi A4 Quattro. Black. 1.8L engine, automatic, sunroof, leather seats, cd player, air conditioning, cruise control, power seats, power windows. $4800

2007 Mercury Montego Premier; Tan, Leather interior, Sunroof, Very Low Miles, Power memory seats, 6-CD changer, well under NADA Book. $10,500.00 Neg. 0170-320-5917 / 0151-5069-7389

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2009 Toyota Minivan; 21k mi; 7psngr; pwr side drs/wndws/mrrs/ &drvr's seat; 6-CD/AM/FM; AC; maint on sched; no acc; 1-owner; price neg; avail now $21500 2010 Jetta SE, 14k mi, Manual Trans, mi/h, km/h, heat frnt seats, 6cd, BT / Iphone / pad compatbl, sun / moon roof, contact for more info. $18650 obo 017624988226 2011 BMW 335D with Navi, cold weather pack. US spec, 6-Cyl, 3.0 liter Twin Turbo Diesel, 265hp, 425lb torque, Automatic trans, 26000 Miles $32000 obo 2011 Shelby GT500 550 HP! Navigation! Leather! Race red! Only 2700 Miles! €60,000.00 95' BMW 530i, passed inspection Sep 12', automatic trans, leather, cd player, sun roof, 127K miles, euro specs, great working condition! $4000

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Kaiserslautern American MB 220 D, 1998, Station Wagon, great gas mileage - Diesel, white, automatic, cruise control, A/C, electric windows infront, tinted windows, rain sensor, removable trailer hitch, 245.000 km, German inspection good until 4/2013, accident free, 3.300 Euro OBO, Tel. 0175-7503767 Mobile Tire Service, We come to your home within a radius 100 miles from Kaiserslautern! Call us! 0163 2518786 Opel Corsa, 2009, orig. 1280km, cool & sound package, AC, €10.500 obo Call: 0152-53699038 Opel Omega Caravan, 1995, 5speed, silver metallic, trailer attachment, A/C, keyless entry, allow wheels, €1520, Call 063025110 Opel Vectra, year 1991, very good condition, 70 000 miles, new tyres, new exhaust, 5 speed, inspection guaranteed €1250 017621892246 / Opel Zafira 1.9 CDTI Eur. Spec, Grey TitAnium 7 Seats, 75MKM, Last inspection MAY 12 sold with 4 New Tires/4 Winter tires /snowchains /roof bars. €15000 Snow tires, Bridgestone, M&S, 195/65R15, new, $150 for the set. Call: 0170-9864874 Subaru Impreza WRX wheels with 215/45R17 Continental Extreme Winter Contact tires purchased from tirerack Dec11 for $572. 4470 miles (1 season) $775 0171 180 7270 /

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Center Manager, USO Warrior Center Landstuhl Regional Medical Center Description/Job Summary: The Center Manager will manage all aspects of the day-to-day operations of the center to ensure first-class support of wounded / injured / ill service members at LRMC. Responsibilities/Duties • Provide active leadership in procurement and growth of financial and other in-kind resources necessary for center operations. • Recruit, supervise, train, develop, and recognize staff and volunteers. • Oversee the successful planning, coordination, and execution of daily morale-enhancing programs within an established budget. • Seek, develop, maintain, and improve relationships with the US military and with persons, organizations, and groups that support the center’s many programs. • Ensure that the center always remains clean, safe, welcoming, and well-maintained and that all assets are functional and up-to-date. • Prepare, review, and deliver financial, operational, and statistical reports within established deadlines. • Interact with patients and familiarize them with the center and its many offerings. Required Qualifications: • Bachelor’s Degree in business or related field. • 3-5 years experience in a supervisory role. Ability to effectively manage, lead, motivate, mentor, and develop employees and volunteers. • Exceptional interpersonal and customer service skills. • Demonstrated initiative/self-motivation, attention to detail, and organizational and time management skills. • Demonstrated proficiency in written and oral communications as well as knowledge of various software programs including but not limited to Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. • Willingness and ability to regularly work non-standard hours (late evenings, holidays and weekends). • Must be a strong advocate of the USO’s mission to support active duty military and their families. • Public speaking experience is preferred. • Must be able to lift and carry items weighing up to 50 pounds. • Must have USAREUR driver’s license. Details: • This position is located on Landstuhl Regional Medical Center. • Preference will be given to local candidates within commuting distance. • Relocation assistance is not provided for this position. • Resume and cover letter are required for full consideration.


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BSA Troop 166-Ramstein looking for new/current scouts and adults to rebuild troop. Mtg Weds 7-8:30, Bldg 1009. ian@in Cleveland Browns fans are invited to join the Browns Backers Worldwide chapter in Kaiserslautern hosting watch parties every gameday in Otterbach Live!! AJ 0151-40417872 brownsbackersinktown@ya

Dodds Volleyball begins soon Officials required In anticipation of the start of the DODDS fall volleyball season the Kaiserslautern Officials Association is seeking officials for the fall season. Officiating and/or Volleyball experience is not required although desirable. Community volleyball officials are particularly desired. Officiating supports matches conducted at Dodds schools throughout Germany, Italy and Belgium. In addition to game fees officials receive mileage and lodging reimbursement for travel. Certification and training will be conducted at clinics within supported communities. Interested individuals should contact Mr. Dave Lock, E-mail da or DSN 484-8027 or cell 0151-11670232.

English speaking meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous available in the Kaiserslautern/Vogelweh Area. Our contact information is: AA Hotline-0157-36123097, Hochspeyer American Social Club. Meet your fellow neighbors many.htm

Playgroup for parents with children ages 1 month-4 years meet in Hochspeyer every Wednesday. Please contact: a.brokovich@ gmail Quit Smoking Today! Army Public Health Nursing is offering Tobacco Cessation Classes for civilian and military personnel in the Kaiserslautern Military Community Area. New group begins 1st Wednesday of every month from 11301230 for four weeks at the Kleber DFAC, Back Dining Room Bldg. 3206. Advance registration is required. To register or for more information call Army Public Health Department at DSN 486-7002/CIV 06371-86-7002 or Kleber Health Clinic at DSN: 483-6099/CIV: 06371-83-6099.

Ramstein Girl Scouts Brownie Bingo for 2nd & 3rd graders. Oct 6 at KMCC from 2-4pm. $5 for currently registered girls & $15 girls. from Hochspeyer & neighboring non-registered Facebook Group: Children with towns. Info on FB or email: Diabetes Type I- Ramstein ny. Parent run. Meet other families, start playgroups and join a support group. yunuenzimmerer@ Just found out your pregnant? Want to develop a relationship

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The annual Kaiserslautern, College and University Information Night will be held on Thursday, October 4. More than 1500 high school students, plus parents and others attend each year. We typically have more than 100 colleges and universities plus scholarship programs on-site to provide information and answer questions about their schools and programs. We invite all college alumni to be with us. This is a good opportunity to share information about your alma mater. We hope that you can be with us this year. Please reply to: Larry_Zani@com Thank you very much for your support of the Kaiserslautern College Information Night The Rheinland-Pfalz International Choir is getting set to begin Autumn rehearsals, and we are seeking new members. If you love music and love to sing, consider visiting to see if RPIC is a good fit for you! We meet Tuesday evenings in Erheuten, and new members are welcome through September. Please visit our website at (available in both German and English). There you will find directions, performance samples, photos, and contact information. We look forward to meeting some new members from the Kaiserslautern area!

The 86 Force Support Squadron at Ramstein has licensed providers on and off the installation. Providers who provide more than 10 hours a week of care must be licensed. Please use good judgment when choosing child care services. For more information please contact 063714057420 or email Certified child care provider has openings in Mehlingen 7:00 bis 16:30 clock for two children. I am German, speaks English and live in Mehlingen Baalborn.

Compact Refrigerator $50.00 32 x 18.5 x 18.5, freestanding, small freezer section, total 3.25 cubic feet, German voltage. Gently used. $50 redridinghood441@ HTC Sensation XE used but still in email me at delacruz061987@ for pics €240 I have 3 20" old fashioned TVs for sale. Not flat screen! 100$ each. All work perfectly. Call: 01776036101 iPhone4 white 32Gb simlock only for t-mobile / Telekom customers. With car mount and charger, bag and Cover as well as Displayfoil €250 Microwave oven - large, $15, 06371 57888 Older Grundig TV w/SAT receiver (no flat screen) works great €80 for both obo Call: 06386-6711

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September 28, 2012 "Safety 1st" carseat, used for about 1 year, very good condition, from non-smoking car, accident-free!!! Car seat good between 22-65 pounds, $50 0176703 -36-001 or email: zemfirita@ 29 September 2012, 7 am-5 pm, Charity Flea Market, Sulzbachhalle, Reichenbacher Straße 66c, 66879 Kottweiler-Schwanden, crockery, books, cloth, etc $Donation € toroeo55-email@ya 50s chair / phone bench $240, 0631 270641 / jbliemel@hot A large variety of boys clothing. Pick out five either pants or shirt or both for only $20. Age 2 to 7, 017622987498 Antique Recline metal bed with a brand new custum made mattress for sale, never been used just for decoration. Please call 0176- 965 39 677 $100 usd, lakeviewtla@ya Ausa will be hosting our 5th Annual Golf Tournament to be held on Friday, September 28th. Great prizes for raffle! See you there! $60 Beautiful Polish tea service still w/ authentic labels. I bought when I was in Poland. Call: 0177-6036101 Boars head, razor back from France about 80 years old $45 0631 270641 / jbliemel@out Chicken rotisserie new $25, 06371 57888 Gargoil carved dining table, oval extendable to 8ft, french, about 200 years plus old $870 0631 270641 /

Collection of leather bound, signed by the author, 1st edition books, mint cond. Over 100 different books. Authors include: Norman Mailer, William F. Buckley, Joseph Heller, Elie Wiesel, Donald Mc Dunne, John Updicke, Tom Wolfe, etc. $ 15.000 - serious inquiries only! Call: 0631-940213 or 0151-270-19822 Copper cauldron solid hand forged work, about 200 years old, looks great next to fire place as log storage $350, 0631 270641 / Electric Squire Stratocaster, like new condition, comes with hardshell case, sunburst color, good beginners or intermediate guitar $400.00 Rod at yeoldingo@hot Fall / Winter Vest, natural Siberian Fox fur, rich bright color! Prepare yourself for cold weather! $400 0176-703 -36-001 or email: Free Cleveland Browns fans are invited to join the Browns Backers Worldwide chapter in Kaiserslautern hosting watch parties every gameday in Otterbach Live!! AJ 0151-40417872 brownsbackersinktown@ya Garage Sale: Rain or Shine, Saturday 29 September, 8am to 4pm. Aniques, Furniture, Computer Accessoriesnand more. Maxeville- Ring 51 Ramstein 66877. $Various mitchellassociates@t-onli Marbel top round table, from about 1960 $480 0631 270641 /

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Giant Antique Warehouse Sale, Sat & Sun 6 & 7 Oct, 10am-3pm Schneeweiderhof 11, 67754 Essweiler Map: www.schoolhouse-an Jugendstil furniture over 100 years old. A variety of items, grandfather clock (Harmonium), crystal glasses, Murano glasses, Meisner porcelain figurines, 200years old, coffee and Tea set. Call: 0177-5211480 Kitchen table and 2 chairs, light wood, $40, 4-drawer chest $10, glass-top table and 3 chairs $40, entertainment cabinet $10, lt brn leather TV recliner $70. Call 06374-1277. Like new condition, 'cause kid prefer to sleep with mami, good quality, paid $119, asking only $45, no stains, and etc, 0176-703 -36-001 or email: zemfirita@ Marshal Piano, black polished with piano bench. Must See! 06374-914463 $2,700.00 Pine bed, from Canada, turn of century, nice carvings $280 0631 270641 / Porcelain dolls, over 100 to choose from, all dressed. Price Obo Call: 0176-90796039 Russian Quinn Evizabet time copper coin, year 1749, (263 years old!) I found it myself in Siberia, Russia last summer, have also other things. $350 obo, 017670336001 Swarovski Crystal - Attention collectors! Christmas is coming, all retired pieces reduced to half their value, All pieces over 20years old! Prices greatly reduced! Great gift for any special occasion! Private collection! Retired pieces. koala bear mother and baby, Panda mother & baby, whale, turtle. Call for info: 06332-41560 between 2pm to 9pm. Can deliver to RAB!

Kaiserslautern American Swarovski SC Isadora & Antonio, from the trilogy (magic of dance) 2002 & 2003, w/crystal signs & displays) will sell separately, Price 299 € each obo Call: 01622762421

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Antique wardrobe €200, 06371 Swarovski, silver, crystal, trilogy 57888 masquerade, 1999-2001, w/cry- Bedroomset $ 250, 06371 57888 stal signs & displays, 899€ obo Big storage shrunk $50, 06371 Call: 0162-2762421 57888 Burgundy Sofa and Loveseat. LiTechno/Dancefloor Synth. "Quasimidi Sirius" with integrated 11 ke new! 06374-914463 $400.00 Ch.Vocoder (also voice distortion) + Synthesizer "Quasimidi Raven Cherry wood T.V. cabinet $50, Max" + Keyboard stand €1600 06371 57888 Couch set, pullout couch to make a bed, armchair, hassock, dark Titanic trunk, 1. class travelers red, micro fleece upholstery for trunk, turn of century, original la- easy cleaning like new $260 0631 bels of Cunard & other liners on it, 270641 openes to wardrobe stand and Dining room set oak, $100, drawers, $950, 0631 270641 / 06371 57888 Dining table w/ 2 benches, masTwo white glass lamps purcha- siv wood - oak style, €250 0176sed at ikea, with flower design. 90796039 Paid 13 euros each asking 10 Full-size sofa bed with mattress each, €10 017622987498 for sale. 06374-914463 $450.00 Documents for Sale! USA and German Sideboard and HighCSA documents, coins of Germa- board for Sale. Oak-rustic color, ny and China, private collection, massiv. Great condition! New for sale piece by piece. Call bet- €1200 each, now selling for €250 ween 4-7pm 0152-25194313 (Da- each! Call: 0176-907-96039 vid Frank) Golden framed paintings, div. siVitrine, Mahagoni from the zes reasonable prices 06371 1920s, for displaying collectables 57888 or use as office furniture, $350 Gothic style, solid wood, marsh 0631 270641 / jbliemel@hot oak, length 360cm, height 180cm, depth 55cm. Location in brücken in unused livingroom wiWine Rack/Holder, holds six bott- thout any blemish. New price les, attractive metal finish, fits per- 23.500DM selling for 4.800€, Call: fectly in a small, narrow space. 06337-1315 $10; 0163-330-5535 or john@ad Living room set like new, $ 200, 6371 57888 Livingroom Schrank (Cabinet). Winter Tires - 2 Bridgestone 245/ Free Call: 0631-96643 50/17 - $70 each. NP - $250 Loveseat $50, 06371 57888 each. Only used 2mths. Will include 2 Pirelli's same size used 2 Oak dining room table, 2 leaves, seasons! All 4 for $140! 5 chairs $225.00 0175-9987229 017630314586 / kencass@ Oak Shelf with 2 boards. Great condition! Call: 0152-05639147 Red leather love seat for sale. You need these Before winter $70 hits! Granite Alloy Rims w/tires 235/60R17 Worth over $1800... Toddler bed with mattress. used for 08 Town & Country.. Ma- 06374-914463 $45.00 06374ke me an offer!!! $750 / obo 914463 015224090643 / lat_dawg1@hot Very old cabinet for sale. Henry II. €750

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Description/Job Summary To provide a comforting “Home Away from Home” to injured service members residing at the Medical Transient Detachment at LRMC. Position is part-time, 25 hrs/ week. Qualified candidates must have a passion for serving our soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines. Responsibilities/Duties • Support the Manager in carrying out the day-to-day operations of the USO center • Supervise and train several volunteers • Plan, coordinate and execute patient morale programs • Recruit, train, and develop volunteers • Generate documents and reports utilizing MS Word and Excel Required Qualifications • Previous related experience to include customer service, patient care, and supervising volunteers • Experience in military environment, knowledge of military community, and protocol preferred; ability to work with military leadership • Strong communication skills required • Ability to work on weekends, late evenings, and holidays Details • This position is located at the Warrior Center USO on LRMC • Preference will be given to local candidates within commuting distance to the location • Relocation assistance is not provided for this position. Please apply online at: and click on “Search USO Careers”

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We direct bill and have contract participation with: Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, Cigna, Foreign Services, TRICARE. Patients will be responsible for co-pays and deductibles.

American Rehab and Urgent Care - 104 Bahnstr. - Landstuhl 66849

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September 28, 2012

Kaiserslautern American



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There have been reports of pets being sold from breeding facilities that are not managed at the highest professional standards. Please choose your pet carefully. Make sure you check the credentials of the people selling the pet, and get proper paperwork showing shots and/ or other proof of healthy condition. For further advice, consult your Veterinarian.

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