• Photo courtesy of the City of Kaiserslautern
Santa Claus comes to pass out goodies to children Dec. 6 at the Christmas market in Kaiserslautern. Germans observe “Nikolaustag,” or “Santa Claus Day,” every year on Dec. 6.

    Santa Claus visits children, brings goodies

    Tuesday, Germans observe “Nikolaustag,” or “Santa Claus Day.” Traditionally, the night of Dec. 5 children will place their boots outside their rooms to have them filled by Santa Claus with candy, cookies, nuts, oranges and little gifts during the night.

  • Globie, Harlem Globetrotters mascot, gives an audience member a high-five during a performance Nov. 10 on Ramstein. The 86th Force Support Squadron, Armed Forces Entertainment and Navy Entertainment brought the Harlem Globetrotters to Ramstein in order to boost the morale of Department of Defense members and their families. The basketball exhibition team combines elements of sports, theater and comedy to produce entertaining shows for its audiences.

    Harlem Globetrotters entertain service members, families

    The Harlem Globetrotters treated Department of Defense members and their families to an energetic evening of entertainment Nov. 10 at the Southside Fitness Center on Ramstein.

  • Airmen and Soldiers line up to fill bags with food and supplies at the Thanks for Thanksgiving event Nov. 19 on Vogelweh. KMC leaders banded together to support junior enlisted service members by providing them with all the fixings for a traditional Thanksgiving meal.

    ‘Thanks for Thanksgiving’ helps hundreds

    KMC leaders came out to support military service members and their families during the 18th annual Thanks for Thanksgiving event Nov. 19 on Vogelweh.

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Community Corner – Dec. 2, 2016

Airman & Family Readiness Center For more information or to sign up for a class, call the Airman & Family Readiness Center at 480-5100. MONDAY » Want to Learn About VA Benefits?: 10 a.m. to noon, A&FRC » USA Jobs: 10 a.m. to noon, A&FRC » Key Spouse Initial Training, Part 1: 4 […]


Staff Sgt. Al Lotito, 1st Combat Communications Squadron radio frequency transmission systems technician, and Tech. Sgt. Richard Rawls, 1 CBCS cyber system operator, attach a power cable to a satellite during exercise Healthy Thunder Oct. 27 on Ramstein. The 1 CBCS Airmen set up all communications as if in a deployed location and defended their site from opposing forces.

1 CBCS keeps Ramstein connected

Nomophobia is the proposed name for a new fear that has surfaced in the digital age — the fear of being without a cellphone or any other means of communication. For many, this level of communication isn’t necessary, but it is vital when it comes to deployed situations.

Lifestyle & Health

Mark Your Calendar – Dec. 2, 2016

Events » Finish off your holiday gift list at the Last Minute Mini Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday at the Heaton Hall Auditorium in Landstuhl Regional Medical Center. Find unique European treasures and specialty items for the entire family. Open to U.S. ID cardholders. All sales […]


Sports Shorts – Dec. 2, 2016

One-day soccer camps Give your child the opportunity to learn from the pros! SKIESUnlimited hosts one-day soccer camps for youth ages 3 to 18 years old of all levels and abilities. Choose from the following one-day camps: Intense Technique Camp, Dec. 17; Speed, Agility and Quickness, Jan. 21; New Girl’s […] - READ MORE...

Sports Shorts – Nov. 18, 2016

Sports Shorts

Sports Shorts


KHS junior ROTC earns highest rating during evaluation

The Kaiserslautern High School cadets performed exceptionally well and took great pride in leading and accomplishing their unit briefing, drill demonstration and open ranks inspection. The junior ROTC instructors and cadets earned an overall unit assessment score of “Exceeds Standards,” the highest rating attainable, during the evaluation. - READ MORE...

School Notes – Dec. 2, 2016

Smith Elementary School wears pink

School Notes – Nov. 18, 2016