Archive for October, 2013


Sports

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VOLKSMARCHING NOTES * The calendar for volksmarching in Germany, Terminliste 2014, is now available for €2,50 in the start hall at most events. This useful booklet lists dates, locations, points of contact and other information for each of the scheduled events in Germany. Also provided is an extensive list of […]

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News

Photo by Elizabeth BehringDanny Sneed (right), a wreck assistant at Pulaski Auto Skills, goes over Andres J. Martinez Javier’s worksheet after performing a free check on Javier’s car Oct. 25 during U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz’s biannual Vehicle Inspection Day. Javier works at the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Center, Europe, in Pirmasens. Sneed said the two most common errors he sees during auto checks are over-inflated tires, which can wear out quickly and be dangerous, and customers who don’t get their oil routinely changed.

Garrison hosts fall vehicle inspection day

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Sports

Playing it safe

by Senior Airman Whitney Stork
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Participating in physical fitness is a big part of our military culture. Unfortunately, along with exercise and esprit de corps come unexpected injuries. Whether it’s flag football, basketball, snow skiing or squadron physical training, they can all bring on opportunities for injury.

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News

Cody testifies to commission on total force

by Staff Sgt. David Salanitri
Air Force Public Affairs Agency

The Air Force’s senior enlisted Airman testified in front of the National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force Oct. 25 in Arlington, Va., giving his perspective of the total force and the challenges to building the best balance for the future.

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News

Ninth CSAF, former COMUSAFE laid to rest

Information courtesy of Air Force Public Affairs Agency

A former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Air Force chief of staff and commander U.S. Air Forces in Europe was laid to rest Oct. 25 in Arlington National Cemetery.

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Schools

Photo by Bernd “Bernie” MaiStudents in Wetzel’s Four-Five-Six Learning Lab take the first steps in the Department of Defense Education Activity’s new 21st Century Teaching and Learning concept. Four classrooms have been combined into one large learning lab for fourth, fifth and sixth grade students.

Elementary school launches 21st century teaching, learning program

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

Wetzel Elementary School has taken its first step into a new teaching and learning concept by creating a learning lab consisting of 60 students from grades four, five and six. The students have come together into a large learning environment known as a neighborhood.

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Schools

Photo by Dijon RolleKleber Child Development Center Facility Director Emilmari Cintron (left) speaks with Installation Management Command-Europe Region Director Kathleen Marin (right) during a tour of the center Oct. 24 on Kleber Kaserne. Marin, U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz Commander Bryan DeCoster and members of the garrison staff were there to review recent changes and ongoing upgrades to the facility.

Leaders visit Kleber Child Development Center

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Lifestyle

Courtesy photoWreaths are placed on gravesites and candles are lit on All Saints Day to remember deceased family members and friends.

Germans observe All Saints Day

by Petra Lessoing
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

German Catholics observe the religious holiday “Allerheiligen,” or All Saints Day, today.

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News

Commissary offers more savings for holidays

by Sallie Cauthers
Defense Commissary Agency marketing and mass communication specialist

Military families facing the annual ritual of planning their holiday menus need look no further than their commissary for quality and savings.

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Schools

Photo by Elizabeth Behring“Chuck,” played by Daniel Estrada, tries to convince “Michelle,” played by Caitlin Akers, that an easy way to deal with difficult problems – instead of working them out by talking or other healthy ways – is to take drugs. The eighth-graders performed the play “Choices” Oct. 25 at Kaiserslautern Middle School on Vogelweh. The show, directed by drama, business and study skills teacher Iris Abbott and assisted by Adolescent Substance Abuse counselor Nick Seri, was the final event for the school’s anti-drug “Spirit Week,” which supported the Army’s Red Ribbon Week.

KMS students put on drug awareness play

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