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2014 holiday mailing dates

Courtesy of U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa Postal Operations Branch

The below dates are for mail originating in Europe and destined to locations in the United States. Mail originating in the U.S. and sent to European APO, FPO or DPO addresses use similar mailing dates.

October 30, 2014 ×
Family members and friends place dried flower bouquets, candles and wreaths on gravesites at German cemeteries Saturday during All Saints Day.

Germans observe religious holidays in November

Story and photo by Petra Lessoing
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

On Saturday, many Germans will visit cemeteries to decorate the gravesites of deceased family members and friends with flowers or wreaths made of fir tree branches, pine cones and dried flowers, and to light candles. They do this because it is “Allerheiligen,” or All Saints Day, a religious holiday for Catholics.

October 30, 2014 ×
A “Transylvanian” applies makeup before opening night of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” midnight viewing. Cast members acted out the movie while it played on a projector behind them.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Photos by Airman Larissa Greatwood

     

October 30, 2014 ×
Courtesy photoIrish folk musicThe Kammgarn Kaiserslautern presents the band Cara, who will perform Irish folk music at 
8 p.m. Thursday. Tickets cost €16. For details, visit www.kammgarn.de.

Was ist los? – events around the KMC

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.

October 30, 2014 ×

Community Corner – events on base

Events on base in the Kaiserslautern Military Community

October 30, 2014 ×

Mark Your Calendar – events in the KMC

Event calendar for Kaiserslautern Military Community on base events, updated weekly, covering Ramstein, Kaiserslautern (Kleber Kaserne and Vogelweh), Landstuhl and Baumholder.

October 30, 2014 ×
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Winter weather driving tips

Courtesy of the 86th Vehicle Readiness Squadron

As winter approaches, days shorten and temperatures begin to drop. Service members commuting to work may experience hazardous road conditions brought on by reduced lighting and freezing temperatures.

October 23, 2014 ×
Photo by Stefan LayesThe center of Ramstein-Miesenbach hosts vendors, exhibitors and musicians from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Ramstein holds Wendelinus market, Oktoberfest

by Petra Lessoing
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

The last weekend of the month in Ramstein-Miesenbach is always dedicated to “Wendelinusmarkt,” a market featuring vendors, exhibitors, music and food specialties. The market will take place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in the center of town.

October 23, 2014 ×
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Halloween in the KMC

Trick-or-treaters are invited to come out and enjoy Halloween throughout the Ramstein, Vogelweh and Landstuhl family housing areas Oct. 31.

October 23, 2014 ×
Photos courtesy of the City of KaiserslauternVarious rides and vendors lure visitors to the October carnival in Kaiserslautern. The carnival starts today and ends Oct. 27.

October carnival starts today

by Petra Lessoing
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Kaiserslautern’s traditional “Oktoberkerwe,” or October carnival, starts today and runs through Oct. 27 at the Messeplatz fairgrounds.

October 16, 2014 ×