Take a Hike

by Donald Seltzer

VOLKSMARCHING NOTES – Got a comment? Found something you’d like to correct? Want to change ‘unknown’ to a useful trail description? Write me at with the subject “Feedback KA.” – Interested in volksmarching but not sure how things work? Send an email message to with the subject “Getting […]

March 26, 2015 ×

Sports shorts – events and notices

Sports news, events and information for the Kaiserslautern Military Community including athletic events, marathons and much more in and around Ramstein, Landstuhl, Kaiserslautern, Baumholder and Vogelweh.

March 26, 2015 ×
The running club LLG Landstuhl sponsors its 18th German-American Nanstein Mountain Run at 3 p.m. Saturday. The run begins near Sickingensporthalle (gym next to public swimming pool), Kaiserstrasse 128, and goes across forest trails up to Nanstein Castle. The trail is 7.1 kilometers long. The first three winners of each age group will receive certificates and prizes. Starting fee is €6 for adults and €3 for students. For details, visit or call Alex Barsteiner at 0173-3480684.

Landstuhl German-American mountain run

Courtesy photo


March 19, 2015 ×
U.S. Army Spc. Forrest Powell (right), a vehicle mechanic assigned to the 51st Transportation Company, improves his mixed martial arts “arm-bar.”  Powell participates in MMA training with German nationals and American citizens in hopes of improving his skills as an MMA fighter.

MMA brings American military, Germans together

Photos by Staff Sgt. Brian Kimball


March 19, 2015 ×
A player from the KMC Eagles 1 hockey team faces off against an opposing player during a game Feb. 25 in Viernheim, Germany. The Eagles 1 were named the 23rd annual Armed Forces Alpine Classic Division I Champions during a tournament in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.

KMC Eagles soar together, build camaraderie

Story and photo by Airman 1st Class Tryphena Mayhugh
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Banding together, forging lasting bonds and rising up to face adversity head-on are concepts often related to the armed forces, but these connections are not limited to the battlefield – at least not the traditional ones.

March 12, 2015 ×

JA warns against office betting pools

Courtesy of the 86th Airlift Wing Judge Advocate Office

March Madness is here, and though it is an exciting time of year, it can also be a potentially dangerous time for Airmen who are unaware of Department of Defense regulations regarding gambling.

March 12, 2015 ×
Courtesy photo
Half-marathon runners can enjoy Kaiserslautern’s surroundings March 22.

Local sports club holds half-marathon March 22

by Petra Lessoing
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

The running division of the sports club TSG 1861 Kaiserslautern will hold the 34th annual half marathon March 22 in Kaiserslautern. The 13.1-mile course with variations in height is free of traffic and leads through the scenic surroundings of Kaiserslautern. “Each type of runner can participate in this half marathon,” […]

February 26, 2015 ×

Physical fitness resources found locally in KMC

by Alysha Brandy
Fitness program manager

Ramstein’s Airmen are dedicated to maintaining their physical fitness and are truly “Fit to Fight.” With a 98.5 percent pass rate on the fitness assessment, personnel demonstrated that with personal dedication and great support, they can achieve an outstanding overall fitness standard.

February 26, 2015 ×

Soldiers dominate Armed Forces Cross Country

by Tim Hipps
U.S. Army Installation Management Command

The All-Army men swept the top six spots and the women claimed four of their top six positions as the black and gold dominated the 2015 Armed Forces Cross Country Championships at Flatirons Golf Course, Feb. 7.

February 19, 2015 ×
Contestants compete during the 86th Airlift Wing African-American History Month Committee’s 21-point coed basketball competition Feb. 14 on Ramstein.

AAHM makes slam dunk at Ramstein

Photos by Airman 1st Class Tryphena Mayhugh


February 19, 2015 ×