Archive for December, 2013


Lifestyle

Courtesy photoChildren disguised as the three holy kings walk from door to door Dec. 27 to Jan. 6 asking for donations to support children’s projects.

Children collect donations, observe Three Kings Day

by Petra Lessoing
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Germans observe Three Kings Day, or Epiphany, Jan. 6. The day marks the end of the Christmas season. The Christmas tree is lit for the last time, discarded, and the ornaments are packed away until next Christmas.

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Lifestyle

Courtesy photoWorkers pick up Christmas trees in the new year to make compost.

Off-base residents must properly recycle Christmas trees

Information provided by Kaisers-lautern County Administration office

The waste management office of the Kaiserslautern County Administration asks KMC residents to properly recycle their Christmas trees after the holidays.

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Lifestyle

2014 German holidays

For planning purposes, following is a list of German holidays in 2013: Jan. 1 — New Year’s Jan. 6 — Three Kings’ Day (official holiday in Bavaria, Sachsen and Baden-Württemberg only) March 3 — Rose Monday (no legal holiday) March 4 — Shrove Tuesday (Fasching – not a  legal holiday) […]

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Lifestyle

Germans observe New Year’s Eve traditions

by Petra Lessoing
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

People throughout the world celebrate New Year’s Eve with a variety of traditions to welcome the arrival of the new year.

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News

The U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa Band performs classic and modern holiday favorites for KMC members and German nationals during the KMC Holiday Concert Dec. 13 in Kaiserslautern’s Fruchthalle. The Rheinland-Pfalz International Choir joined the band to spread holiday cheer and celebrate German and American partnership during a joyous time of year.

KMC Holiday Concert

Photos by Senior Airman Damon Kasberg

           

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Schools

Courtesy photoAVID at RMSAdvancement Via Individual Determination seven students Kendra Bourns and Zoe Harrigan watch as their parents sign the Ramstein Middle School AVID contract for the year. As part of the program, students are required to sign a contract committing them to skills and strategies that will enhance their college readiness. More than 50 students and 15 staff members at RMS and Ramstein Intermediate School are involved in the RMS AVID program.

Schools Around the KMC

               

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Schools

KHS students take part in STEMposium

by Mikayla Schad
Kaiserslautern High School

Not many students know what career path they wish to follow. Last month in Oberwesel, Germany, nine students from Kaiserslautern High School joined nearly 100 students from across the Department of Defense Education Activity at an event called STEMposium.

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Lifestyle

Photo by Airman 1st Class Jordan CastelanFor nearly a month, Christmas stalls line the entrance to the Kaiserslautern Military Community Center offering local seasonal treats, crafts, knick-knacks and holiday cheer. As part of the holiday season, local businesses 
provide the KMC with a convenient way to purchase goods not normally offered on base. From schnitzel to 
pizza, decorations and holiday gift ideas, Ramstein’s Christmas market is a quick stop to check out and runs until Christmas Eve.

Ramstein Christmas market

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Features

Airmen watch a movie and enjoy a home-cooked meal in the living room of Club 7. Club 7 is the place to go to build a healthy community amongst single Airmen living in the dorms.

Club 7: A Heaven-like haven

by Senior Airman Hailey Haux
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Imagine being a single Airman, living in the dorms in Europe, possibly being away from family for the first time. Where do you go to make friends and get established in the area?

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News

DOD adds synthetic marijuana to random drug testing

by Army Sgt. 1st Class Tyrone C. Marshall Jr.
American Forces Press Service

The Defense Department has expanded its zero tolerance for the use of illicit drugs to include synthetic marijuana, also known as “spice,” the director of the DOD’s drug testing and program policy said here Dec. 15.

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