Lifestyle

Army Pvt. Amir Farzaneh, 27, of San Antonio, plays a villager in the opening scene of “Fiddler on the Roof.” Farzaneh, a computer specialist from the 212th Combat Support Hospital at Miesau Army Depot, joined U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz’s community theater shortly after arriving in Germany.

Soldier finds home at garrison theater

Story and photo by Rick Scavetta
U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz

Not long ago, when Pvt. Amir Farzaneh first arrived at U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz, he wandered into the Java Cafe in the KMC Onstage foyer on Kleber Kaserne to catch a Wi-Fi signal.

January 22, 2015 ×
Photo by Stefan LayesRamstein-Miesenbach’s carnival association Bruchkatze sponsors a “Prunksitzung,” or pomp session, Saturday and Jan. 31.

Germany celebrates ‘crazy’ season

by Petra Lessoing
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

People who like to dress up in fancy dresses or costumes and pretend to be somebody else have three weeks left to do so. They can do so as long as Germany celebrates its “fifth season,” or “crazy season.”

January 22, 2015 ×
Staff Sgt. Christopher Hunt, video teleconference specialist with the 21st Theater Sustainment Command, works the turntables in the Battle of the DJs competition Jan. 9 at Armstrong’s Club.

Local DJs battle on Vogelweh

Story and photo by Ronnie Schelby
21st Theater Sustainment Command Public Affairs

The Battle of the DJs competition, which pits the turntable talents of local Soldiers from the KMC in a knockout format, is heating up.

January 22, 2015 ×

Community Corner – events on base

Events on base in the Kaiserslautern Military Community

January 22, 2015 ×

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.

January 22, 2015 ×
Courtesy photosThe red wine hike leads hikers from the Freinsheim town hall to a vineyard among food and beverage stands Jan. 23 to 25.

Freinsheim offers red wine hike Jan. 23 to 25

by Petra Lessoing
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Fresh air, culinary specialties and fine red wines are what visitors can expect Jan. 23 to 25 during Freinsheim’s red wine hike, according to organizers.

January 15, 2015 ×
Photos by Premier Exhibitions Inc.Visitors can explore historical facts and original objects from the bottom of the sea and the reconstruction of several areas of the ship.

Speyer hosts Titanic exhibition

Information provided by Historical Museum of the Palatinate

The Historical Museum of the Palatinate in Speyer presents “Titanic — The Exhibition: Real Discoveries, True Fates,” until June 28.

January 15, 2015 ×
Photo by docu center RamsteinCartoon display in RamsteinThe docu center Ramstein presents the exhibition, “Americans ... ,” German caricatures of the early 1950s, at the Museum im Westrich, Miesenbacher Strasse 1 in Ramstein-Miesenbach. Through Feb. 28, visitors can experience how cartoonists saw Americans stationed in the area in the 1950s. The display also presents cartoons published in former U.S. base newspapers, signs, cards and books. Opening hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 
4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays (Thursday until 6 p.m.). For more information, visit www.dc-ramstein.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.

January 15, 2015 ×

State Initiative starts household survey

Courtesy of the Department of the Interior, Sports and Infrastructure

In the coming days and weeks, 10 local German communities in the vicinity of major U.S. military installations in Rheinland-Pfalz will start a household survey addressing U.S. residents. The questionnaire campaign is part of the state initiative “Welcome to Rhineland-Palatinate — Our Neighbors from America,” which has been launched by the Department of the Interior of the German State of Rheinland-Pfalz.

January 8, 2015 ×
Courtesy photo

Where to dispose of small electrical appliances

Courtesy of Kaiserslautern Administration waste management office

The waste management office of the Kaiserslautern County Administration established a listing of all collection points for small electrical appliances in the KMC.

January 8, 2015 ×