Lifestyle

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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 ×
Courtesy photo‘Little Horror Shop’The “Active for Hochspeyer” association offers the “Little Horror Shop,” a Halloween haunted house for the entire family, from 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday, and 7 p.m. Oct. 31. Vampires, ghosts and monsters can be found in spooky, dark rooms. Admission fee is €2.50 for adults and €1 for children. The horror shop is located on Kirchstrasse 5, 67691 Hochspeyer.

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 23, 2014 ×

Community Corner – events on base

Events on base in the Kaiserslautern Military Community

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 ×

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 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 ×
Courtesy photoBreunigweiler will open its annual horror hiking route at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 25.

A weekend of HORROR!

by Petra Lessoing
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

The Pfrimmtal Touristik association hosts its widely successful and spooky Halloween event Oct. 24 and 25 on the sports field in Breunigweiler, which is located about 40 minutes from Ramstein.

October 16, 2014 ×
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Adjust driving habits when driving in fog

Courtesy of German automobile clubs

Dense fog, wet leaves and the first black ice — this is autumn.

October 9, 2014 ×

Mailing meat stateside draws fines

by Robert Szostek
U.S. European Command Customs Public Affairs

It is illegal to send meat and sausages to the United States without U.S. Department of Agriculture approval. Those U.S. personnel in Europe who choose to ignore this prohibition and mail packages of sausages, ham, pate or other meat products to the U.S. will receive fines from the USDA. Even pasta or soup mixes that contain dried meat are not allowed.

October 9, 2014 ×