• Staff Sgt. Brantley Roberson, 86th Logistics Readiness Squadron aerial delivery technician, prepares to move a container Dec. 15 that was specifically built for Santa Claus to deliver toys to children. After being loaded, the bundles will be air-dropped at U.S. Army Garrison Baumholder along with Santa so that he can deliver them to local families in need of a little support this holiday season.

    Santa’s workshop receives upgrade

    Most children recognize the iconic figure whose rotund physique is decked out in a red and white suit with a joyous demeanor and a belly that jiggles like a bowl full of jelly every time he lets out a “Ho, ho, ho!”

  • Photo by Senior Airman Jonathan StefankoGen. Philip M. Breedlove, commander of U.S. European Command and Supreme Allied Commander Europe, and John Mace read a certificate of service during Mace’s retirement ceremony Dec. 12 on Ramstein. Mace retired from the military after 25 years and retired again from civil service after 29 years.

    SACEUR honors 54 years of service

    Gen. Philip M. Breedlove, commander of Supreme Allied Command Europe and U.S. European Command, honored a member of the KMC — someone who at one time was a Soldier, Airman and civil servant — by officiating his retirement Dec. 12 on Ramstein.
    John Mace retired after 54 total years of service to the U.S. military with more than 100 family members, friends and military leaders present. Also, in attendance was Gen. Mark A. Welsh, U.S. Air Force chief of staff.

  • Airmen from the 435th Air Ground Operations Wing’s Contingency Response Group talk about where to place the mannequins for the next search and rescue demonstration Dec. 4 on Ramstein.

    Firefighters host course for Lithuanians

    Firefighters from the 435th Air Ground Operations Wing’s Contingency Response Group provided a familiarization course to 12 Lithuanian airmen Dec. 4 on Ramstein.

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Command Sgt. Maj. Luther Thomas Jr., command sergeant major of the 
Army Reserve, addresses 7th Civil Support Command Soldiers at the Kaiserslautern Community Activities Center Dec. 6.

Army Reserve CSM visits 7th CSC

Soldiers from the 7th Civil Support Command gathered at the Kaiserslautern Community Activities Center Dec. 6 to welcome the command sergeant major of the Army Reserve. Command Sgt. Maj. Luther Thomas Jr. participated in a mass re-enlistment ceremony along with Brig. Gen. A […]


Photos by Sgt. 1st Class Alexander BurnettNoncommissioned officers assigned to the 21st Theater Sustainment Command’s Regional Support Element-United Assistance help contractors download pallets of food and supplies for the Intermediate Staging Area Nov. 22 in Dakar, Senegal.

‘First in Support’ RSE-UA: life at the ISA

The Soldiers of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command’s Regional Support Element-United Assistance have been conducting operations in Dakar, Senegal, for over a month. Recently, with the arrival of the element’s main body and the completion of construction operations, the team moved into the Intermediate Staging Area and began conducting daily operations.


An audience member takes a photo of the U.S. Air Forces in Europe Band and the Rheinland-Pfalz International Choir as they perform. The band and choir performed and sang a wide variety of holiday songs in English and German.

USAFE Band performs KMC Christmas Concert


Lifestyle & Health

Keep your holidays from going up in flames

For most of us, the holiday season represents a time for family festivities, good cheer and newly practiced traditions. What few of us consider to realize is that the holiday season is a time of year when there is an increased risk of home fires.


Sports shorts – events and notices

Sports news, events and information for the Kaiserslautern Military Community including athletic events, marathons and much more in and around Ramstein, Landstuhl, Kaiserslautern, Baumholder and Vogelweh. - READ MORE...

US, Senegal play soccer together

Skiing in the Black Forest

Kingfish win again


Vogelweh Scouts chase checkered flag at ‘Cub-Annapolis’

Scout racers negotiated hairpin turns, “spinouts” and heaping spoonfuls of applesauce, dodged plastic crustaceans and stuffed animals, and, occasionally, grass-skirted Boy Scouts or leaders en route to the checkered flag and plenty of good, mostly clean fun during the Pack 69 “Cub-Annapolis” held Dec. 7 at Vogelweh Elementary School. - READ MORE...

School Notes – events & notices

Students learn coding through educational video game

435th CTS restores Moldovan school