Archive for May, 2013


Schools

Director details furlough plans for DOD schools

by Karen Parrish
American Forces Press Service

Students, teachers and parents of the Defense Department’s schools can be confident that despite the department’s upcoming civilian furloughs, the school year will start on time, the Department of Defense Education Activity’s director said today.

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Schools

U.S. Army CW2 Bill Michitsch, 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command G-4 food service technical adviser, shows students at Ramstein Middle School how to attractively garnish fruits and vegetables May 17. The students were part of the Advancement via Individual Determination college preparatory program, which showcases life skills needed to succeed in a variety of careers.

Ramstein Middle School students see fun side of food careers

Story and photo by Staff Sgt. John Zumer
10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command Public Affairs

In the course of a long military career, CW2 Bill Michitsch, 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command G-4 food service technical adviser, has visited 28 countries and 43 states.

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Lifestyle

Anna Priddy: “I couldn’t be more excited. High school has had its ups and downs, with several adventures and learning experiences, but it’s time for a new chapter. I am looking forward to meeting new people and living in the states for the first time since I was 6!”

Man on the Street – Graduation

The school year is finally coming to a close for the Ramstein High School class of 2013 June 7.  We asked: How do you feel now that graduation is around the corner?

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Lifestyle

Courtesy photo

Vendors along the car-free route on country road L379 sell a variety of merchandise, including art and craft items Sunday.

Car-free Moscheltal lures hikers, bikers Sunday

by Petra Lessoing
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

County road L379 between Obermoschel and Waldgrehweiler will close to motorized traffic from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. The union community of Alsenz-Obermoschel will sponsor its second car-free event in the Moscheltal valley. Along the 10 kilometers stretch, L379 will turn into an adventure area for bicyclists, hikers and skaters.

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Sports

Minimalist Running: Should you go barefoot?

Minimalist Running: Should you go barefoot?

Courtesy of Ramstein Health and Wellness Center

Minimalist footwear, or barefoot-style shoes (for basic protection from sharp and hazardous materials), have become increasingly popular among runners.

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Features

Mary Jane Spreier (left) and Emma Robinson serve cake during the grand opening of the Baumholder Warrior Zone on Smith Barracks in Baumholder. The new Warrior Zone is located in Bldg. 8106 next to the Hall of Champions.

Baumholder’s Warrior Zone has a new home

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

It was seven weeks in the making, but Baumholder’s new Warrior Zone is now a reality. The Warrior Zone officially opened at its new location next to the Hall of Champions May 23, only moments after the official opening of the Baumholder EXPO.

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Features

UTAP saves money, promotes fiscal conservatism

by 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs staff

The Utility Tax Avoidance Program benefits military and civilian Department of Defense personnel who live in off-base housing.

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Features

Photo by Senior Airman Aaron-Forrest Wainwright

Vehicle maintenance

Airman 1st Class Lawrence Aiello, 86th Vehicle Readiness Squadron maintainer, repairs the fire suppression system on a Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle, May 23 on Ramstein. The mechanics help maintain the largest vehicle fleet in the Air Force; approximately 5,000 work orders per year.

Photos from around the KMC

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Features

21st TSC Soldiers honor the fallen

21st TSC Soldiers honor the fallen

Soldiers from the 21st TSC traveled to the cemetery to honor American Soldiers who gave their lives in service to their nation.

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Lifestyle

Musician Damon Marks 
performs for students during the first USO tour of Germany May 21 at Ramstein Middle School.

Traveling guitars play a new tune for KMC music programs

Story and photos by Airman 1st Class Jordan Castelan
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Visitors come and go, however, musician Damon Marks and The Traveling Guitar Foundation left a lasting impact on the music programs in the KMC.

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