Lt. Gen. Tom Jones, U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa vice commander, talks to a group of children from the Villa Winzig Kindergarten during a tour of Ramstein Air Base Oct. 2. With more than 55,000 American citizens living in the greater Kaiserslautern area, U.S. Air Force units have shared a 60-year partnership with their host nation counterparts, and since 2009, several groups of German kindergarten children have visited Ramstein to continue those relationships.

USAFE-AFAFRICA CV visits children from Villa Winzig Kindergarten

Photos by Airman 1st Class Jordan Castelan


October 16, 2014 ×
Senior Airman Matthew Clark, 86th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Department driver and operator, teaches Ramstein Middle School students about fire truck equipment Oct. 9. The 86th CES firefighters came out to the middle school to talk to the students about their job and the importance of fire safety.

Firefighters teach fire prevention

Photos by Airman Larissa Greatwood


October 16, 2014 ×
Courtesy photoScrubby Bear fights germs at LEMSFirst-grade students in Shanida Threatt’s class at Landstuhl Elementary/Middle School enjoy a Red Cross Scrubby Bear presentation on the importance of good hand washing habits. Scrubby Bear reminded children that frequent hand washing can fight infection and germs.

School Notes – events & notices

Up to date events and notices for KMC schools.

October 16, 2014 ×

AF updates voluntary education programs for FY15

Information courtesy of the Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs Office

Active-duty Airmen who want to take advantage of military assistance programs for voluntary education in the coming academic year will experience several changes.

October 9, 2014 ×
Tech. Sgt. Andre Grant, U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa, takes a photo of his children with Elmo and Cookie Monster during a family night hosted by the Ramstein Community Center Sept. 22.

Ramstein Community Center knows how to get to ‘Sesame Street’

Story and photo by Senior Airman Timothy Moore
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

The Ramstein Community Center hosted a family night featuring Elmo and Cookie Monster from “Sesame Street” Sept. 22.

October 2, 2014 ×
Pre-school children play with toys and games during activity time at the Wetzel Child Development Center in Baumholder. The center offers free child care for in-processing Soldiers and civilians.

Free child care available for new community members

Story and photo by Dijon Rolle
U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz Public Affairs

Incoming Soldiers and civilians can qualify for up to 16 hours of free child care per child at the Child Development and School Age Centers in the Kaiserslautern and Baumholder communities during in-processing.

August 28, 2014 ×
Remember these bus safety do’s and don’ts

Remember these bus safety do’s and don’ts

Meeting children at the bus stop: DO … • wait on the same side of the street as the bus stop. • go to your child at the bus stop. DO NOT … • wait in a parked car. • wait in a building. • allow your child to come to you. […]

August 28, 2014 ×
Courtesy photo

School bus safety begins, ends at home

Only YOU can keep your children ready. Do these five things throughout the school year: 1. LOOK at and KNOW your children’s route to and from the bus stop. 2. SHOW your children how to go safely to and from the bus stop. Use hands-on instruction. 3. REVIEW the below […]

August 21, 2014 ×
Sgt. Brandon Allums, NCO assigned to the 21st Theater Sustainment Command, helps his son, Khalil, with the creation of “Rainbow Ice” during a science fair Aug. 8 at the Vogelweh Child Development Center.

CDC brings parents, children together at science fair

Story and photo by Sgt. 1st Class Alexander A. Burnett
21st Theater Sustainment Command Public Affairs

During a four-day weekend in Europe, service members have many options on how to spend their leisure time. Some choose to travel, some choose to visit local historic sites and some choose to stay at home and relax. For some members of the KMC, a four-day weekend meant an afternoon of science.

August 21, 2014 ×

Educating Airmen, families on investing in their future

by Airman 1st Class Michael Stuart
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

When someone decides they want to start or continue their education but are unsure of what classes to take or what degree program to enroll in, the education office is the right place for them to find answers.

August 21, 2014 ×