Photo by Sgt. Maj. Michael Pintagro“Drivers” watch for the checkered flag at the starting line during the “Cub-Annapolis” Dec. 7 at Vogelweh Elementary School.

Vogelweh Scouts chase checkered flag at ‘Cub-Annapolis’

by 21st Theater Sustainment Command Public Affairs

Scout racers negotiated hairpin turns, “spinouts” and heaping spoonfuls of applesauce, dodged plastic crustaceans and stuffed animals, and, occasionally, grass-skirted Boy Scouts or leaders en route to the checkered flag and plenty of good, mostly clean fun during the Pack 69 “Cub-Annapolis” held Dec. 7 at Vogelweh Elementary School.

December 18, 2014 ×
Courtesy photoShooting Stars shine brightVogelweh’s Shooting Star Chorus shined some light on the holiday season with their winter performance. This holiday program featured a variety of music styles that included partner songs, rounds, and two-part harmony, as well as two works performed by a select recorder group. Soloists highlighted the concert with Owl City’s “Shooting Star” and the spiritual “Shine a Little Light.”

School Notes – events & notices

Up to date events and notices for KMC schools.

December 18, 2014 ×
Courtesy photoSanteri Koivisto, MinecraftEdu chief executive officer and co-founder, answers questions from the Kaiserslautern Middle School Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Club at Vogelweh Elementary School. Koivisto is traveling to different schools in Europe to help teachers raise awareness and excitement for computer programming.

Students learn coding through educational video game

by Senior Airman Timothy Moore
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Students from Kaiserslautern Middle School, Vogelweh Elementary School and Landstuhl Elementary/Middle School had the opportunity to learn computer coding through MinecraftEdu Oct. 16 and 17.

October 23, 2014 ×
Students from School 12 perform a traditional Moldovan dance during the ribbon cutting for the newly renovated school in Chisinau, Moldova. The students performed the dance as a show of gratitude to the 435th Air Ground Operations Wing’s Construction and Training Squadron, which sent Airmen to perform renovations on four restrooms, two locker rooms and two shower rooms in the school to make them functional and safe to use again.

435th CTS restores Moldovan school

Story and photo by Master Sgt. Jeffrey S. Mooney
435th Construction and Training Squadron

In a small corner of the world, there is a school that resides in the poorest country in Europe — the Republic of Moldova. This particular school is a special needs school that accommodates students from the ages of kindergarten through high school. In Chisinau, Moldova, more than 150 students, who are to some degree deaf or blind, learn how to become active and functional members of society.

October 23, 2014 ×
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 ×

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 ×