Archive for March, 2013


News

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It’s spring cleaning time!

by Nicole Karsch-Meibom
Contributing writer

The minute the weather starts getting nice, this massive project presents itself. But spring cleaning doesn’t have to be such a chore. So, grab your cleaning products and join me!

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News

Easter in Baumholder

Easter in Baumholder

by Ignacio “Iggy” Rubalcava
U.S. Army Garrison Baumholder Public Affairs

Children collect eggs during last year’s Easter egg hunt at Baumholder’s Iron Soldier Park. This year’s Easter celebration will be on the field next to Wetzel Elementary School (west side) and is combined with a “kinderfest,” or children’s festival, that will offer numerous activities for the children.

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News

Indoor playgrounds: Making your day much brighter!

Indoor playgrounds: Making your day much brighter!

by Nicole Karsch-Meibom
Contributing writer

It’s just one of those days. The snow has gone, but the sun is not out yet. Muddy streets, drizzling rain, cold wind blowing. The kids desperately want to romp and release their energy, but where to go?

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News

Dance Into Springtime Under A Maypole

Dance Into Springtime Under A Maypole

by Krystal White
Contributing writer

Like many other European countries, many towns in Germany honor a 2,000-year-old tradition on this day — the raising of a community maypole.

March 28, 2013 ×

Schools

Students build robots

Students build robots

Since September, the Kaiserslautern High School Robotics Club was busy designing, building and testing robots they created. Recently, the club entered these robots in the first Technology Challenge, a competition held in Vilsek, Germany.

March 28, 2013 ×

News

Lt. Col. Lars Zetterstrom (right), U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern commander, and Paul Lindemer, a public works employee, talk on American Forces Network radio. On Wednesday, Zetterstrom will hold a “Commander’s Corner” — a hybrid radio and Internet-based event.

On air, online: Upcoming commander’s corner

Story and photo by Rick Scavetta
U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern Public Affairs

The forum is designed as an opportunity for KMC members to ask questions or voice local concerns.

March 22, 2013 ×

News

Family Advocacy observes April as Child Abuse Awareness Month

by Carmen Schott
Ramstein Family Advocacy outreach manager

April is a very important month to many agencies here at Ramstein.
I always joke that April is the month of everything. It is known as Month of the Military Child, Alcohol Awareness Month, Sexual Assault Awareness Month and Autism Awareness Month, to name a few.

March 22, 2013 ×

Features

Russell Scaroni, civil engineer self-help store structure planner, instructs Marc Fischer, CE self-help store customer service technician, with installing a door at the CE self-help store March 15 on Ramstein. The CE self-help store provides the base with their entire repair and clean up needs.

Self-help gets you prepared to repair

Have you ever shoveled snow at work and noticed you had no salt for the sidewalk? Well, the civil engineer self-help store is here to assist you with your work center needs.

March 22, 2013 ×

Features

Graphic by Hans Roth
In December, Tech. Sgt. Simon Garcia, 1st Communications Maintenance Squadron project manager, entered the operating room for an elective procedure, a kidney transplant, to save his sister’s life. The surgery took place as scheduled with Evelyn Garcia’s body accepting her little brother’s kidney as its own. Recently, both brother and sister have returned to work and are thankful to have overcome the challenges faced by surgery. According to the office of the Air Force surgeon general, there are approximately 10 organ donation requests per year, which are approved through the Air Force Medical Operations Agency. However, approval to undergo the procedure does not excuse Airmen from potential risks to their health or career.

Sister before self

by 2nd Lt. Kay M. Nissen 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs Author’s note: This article was originally published Nov. 28. Due to significant interest in the outcome of the story, updates have been added for its completion. The day he found out about his sister’s condition, he knew he would […]

March 22, 2013 ×

Features

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Staff Sgt. Saundra Sininger, Senior Airman Ken Jones and Staff Sgt. Matteo Ayala-Roman, members of U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa’s band Wings of Dixie, perform in February for 300 school children and staff at the N’Djamena English International School in Chad.

Wings of Dixie band performs in Chad

The U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa band, Wings of Dixie, recently returned from a landmark mission to Chad, Africa.

March 22, 2013 ×