Archive for March, 2013


Commentary

ASBBC-Europe team puts blood into lifeblood

by Maj. Patrick A. Cutter
86th Medical Squadron chief, Armed Services Blood Bank Center-Europe

Each year, the generosity of blood donors and volunteers allow the Armed Services Blood Bank Center-Europe, based in Bldg. 3738 at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, to fulfill its mission of providing quality blood products to service members and dependents within Europe and Africa during peacetime and war.

March 22, 2013 ×

Schools

NCOs bring military resiliency training to KHS

NCOs bring military resiliency training to KHS

A team of resiliency trainers from the 21st Theater Sustainment Command, the 598th Transportation Brigade, and the 838th Transportation Battalion conducted resiliency training with students at Kaiserslautern High School on the Vogelweh Military Complex, March 15.

March 22, 2013 ×

Schools

Easter brings a special twist to Baumholder children

Easter brings a special twist to Baumholder children

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

This year as Child, Youth and Schools Services presents “A Day at the Movies,” a movie themed “kinderfest,” or children’s festival, for the entire U.S. Army Garrison Baumholder community, being held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 30.

March 22, 2013 ×

Sports

Team members listen to the bout official for rules and restrictions.

Roller Girls of the Apocalypse

The Roller Girls of the Apocalypse roller derby team, originally the K-Town Derby Girls, is a nonprofit sports club for anyone looking for a little recreation.

March 22, 2013 ×

Lifestyle

Courtesy photo
The model train swap met in Ramstein-Miesenbach displays various model train set-ups, accessories, dolls and miniature cars Sunday.

Model Train Friends host swap meet in Ramstein

Ramstein-Miesenbach’s culture and conference center, Haus des Bürgers, will turn into a mecca for model train fans Sunday when the Model Train Friends Westpfalz sponsors its 42nd Model Train Swap Meet.

March 22, 2013 ×

Features

Flurries of snow surround the entrance to Freud’s former home turned museum.

For the Love of Freud: The Freud Museum in London

London is notorious for attracting swarms of tourists to its well-known landmarks and museums. While London’s hotspots are remarkable in their own right, I am interested in a different London. A lesser-known gem of London exists in the form of the Freud Museum.

March 22, 2013 ×

Features

Members of the KMC take part in a statistics class Tuesday at the Landstuhl Education Center. U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern will host a March 29 financial aid workshop to point Soldiers toward alternate education funding sources after the suspension of tuition assistance.

Financial aid workshop to assist military students

When the Army announced the suspension of tuition assistance, Soldiers lined up outside Rhine Ordnance Barracks’ education center, hoping to enroll in classes before the March 8 cutoff.

March 22, 2013 ×

Health

Increase cases of whooping cough prompt reminder to update vaccine

Because of increased cases of pertussis (generally known as whooping cough) in Europe and the U.S., Europe Regional Medical Command is initiating a plan to reduce the spread by ensuring vaccination records are up-to-date for Soldiers, family members and other beneficiaries.

March 22, 2013 ×

News

Lt. Gen. Donald M. Campbell Jr., commanding general of U.S. Army Europe, greets Ramona Kausch, the garrison’s education services officer, who oversaw the transition center project. On March 8, Campbell and Kathleen Marin, director of Installation Management Command-Europe Region, visited Kaiserslautern. Lt. Col. Lars Zetterstrom, commander of U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern, and Col. Bryan D. DeCoster, commander of U.S. Army Garrison Baden-Württemberg, showed the senior Army leaders around several posts within the garrison, including Pulaski Barracks, Sembach Kaserne and Kleber Kaserne.

New transition center helps Soldiers achieve post-military goals

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

After Lt. Gen. Donald Campbell cut the ribbon on U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern’s new transition center, the U.S. Army Europe commander spoke with Sgt. Megan Loveland about her leaving the Army.

March 22, 2013 ×

News

Dr. Dell W. McMullen, Kaiserslautern school district superintendent, speaks to Airmen during the KMC Women’s History Month luncheon Monday on Ramstein. The theme of the luncheon was celebrating women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Ramstein honors women during luncheon

Story and photo by Senior Airman Caitlin O’Neil-McKeown
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Women’s History Month is in its third week and Ramstein hosted its annual luncheon Monday to celebrate some of the great women who helped forge history.

March 22, 2013 ×