Lifestyle

For more than 700 years, Heidelberg Castle has towered over the City of Heidelberg. The castle was once destroyed by a lightning strike in the late 1700s. Today, and after years of restoration, the castle still sits without several ceilings, walls and doors.

Heidelberg Castle: Age-old ruins tower above German city

Story and photos by Staff Sgt. R.J. Biermann
31st Fighter Wing Public Affairs

On a recent trip to Germany, my family and I stopped by Heidelberg Castle, which is just an hour’s drive from Ramstein Air Base.

August 21, 2014 ×
Courtesy photoExhibition on Egypt in VölklingenThe world cultural heritage site at the Völklingen Ironworks presents the special exhibition, “Egypt — Gods, Humans, Pharaos,” through Feb. 22. Masterpieces from one of the oldest and most significant high cultures of civilization meet with the worldwide unique blower machines in the blower hall of Völklinger Hütte. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tickets cost €15. After 3 p.m. on Tuesdays, admission is free. Other displays show 25 years of reunification in Germany and photos of Cuba. For details, visit www.voelklinger-huette.org/en/welcome.

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.

August 21, 2014 ×

Community Corner – events on base

Events on base in the Kaiserslautern Military Community

August 21, 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.

August 21, 2014 ×
Medieval group holds market, celebrates 20th anniversary

Medieval group holds market, celebrates 20th anniversary

by Petra Lessoing
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

The association for medieval culture and fantasy role-playing called “Die Legende,” the legend, holds its 10th legendary medieval market today through Sunday at Volkspark in Kaiserslautern.

August 14, 2014 ×

Sports Shorts, August 15, 2014

Boxing invitational U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz will host a boxing invitational at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Miesau Fitness Center, Bldg. 1220. Participants must be military ID cardholders, ages 18 and older. Awards will be given to the first and second place individuals along with the first, second and third […]

August 14, 2014 ×

Community Corner, August 15, 2014

Airman & Family Readiness Center Monday » Ramstein Spouses Orientation (RSO): 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., A&FRC » First Duty Station Officer Financial Brief: 10 a.m. to noon, A&FRC » USA Jobs workshop: 1 to 3 p.m., A&FRC Tuesday » Reintegration Brief: 9 to 11 a.m., IDRC » Pre-Deployment Brief: 1 to 3 p.m., IDRC […]

August 14, 2014 ×
Recipe of the week: Donau Wave Cake

Recipe of the week: Donau Wave Cake

Servings: 24 Ingredients: DOUGH: 250 grams butter or margarine, softened 350 grams flour 6 medium eggs, separated 200 grams sugar 1 package Vanillin-Zucker (vanilla sugar) 1/2 package Backpulver (baking powder) 2 jars sour cherries 2 tablespoons cocoa, unsweetened BUTTER CREAM: 3/4 liter milk 250 grams butter, room temperature 3 tablespoons […]

August 14, 2014 ×
Capt. Spanky at Neuschwanstein

Capt. Spanky at Neuschwanstein

by Capt. Spanky

Hello Ramstein! I have to say, I’ve traveled to a lot of countries in the Air Force, but none of them offer the variety, culture and beauty that Germany has to offer. My latest trip here was to a location that was so beautiful, Walt Disney decided to model the castles from his movies after it; and that’s Neuschwanstein Castle.

August 14, 2014 ×

Guard your mouth to protect your grill

Staff Sgt. Jackie D. Holcomb III 86th Dental Squadron

A recent issue in the Journal of the American Dental Association reported 13 to 39 percent of all dental injuries are sports related, and more than five million teeth are knocked out each year. Many of these injuries could have been prevented.

August 14, 2014 ×