Archive for December, 2014


Lifestyle

Keep your holidays from going up in flames

by Master Sgt. Edward J. Seeley Sr.
86th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Prevention

For most of us, the holiday season represents a time for family festivities, good cheer and newly practiced traditions. What few of us consider to realize is that the holiday season is a time of year when there is an increased risk of home fires.

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Lifestyle

Recycle your Christmas tree

Information provided by Kaiserslautern County Administration office

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

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Lifestyle

2015 Holidays in Germany

For planning purposes, the following is a list of German holidays in 2015: Jan. 1 – New Year’s Jan. 6 – Three Kings’ Day (official holiday in Bavaria, Sachsen and Baden-Württemberg only) Feb. 16 – Rose Monday (no legal holiday) Feb. 17 – Shrove Tuesday (Fasching – no legal holiday) […]

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Lifestyle

There’s still time to see KMC Onstage’s latest production, “Fiddler on the Roof.” The story centers around poor dairyman Tevye and his five daughters who live in the colorful and tight-knit Jewish village of Anatevka. Tevye tries to protect his daughters and instill in them tradition in the face of changing social mores and the growing anti-Semitism of Czarist Russia. The next showings of “Fiddler on the Roof” will take place at 7:30 p.m. today, Saturday and Jan. 9, 10, 16 and 17, and 3 p.m. Jan. 11 and 18 (special family matinees). Tickets cost $14 for adults, $12 for students and senior citizens (60 and over), $10 for children 9 to 12 years old, $8 for children 6 to 8 years old, $5 for children 3 to 5 years old, free for Fisher House families and wounded warriors, and $45 for a special family pass (family of four or more). Children between 3 and 5 years old are only permitted to special Sunday family matinees. Children under 3 are not permitted to any performance.

KMC Onstage presents ‘Fiddler on the Roof’

Photos by Rick Scavetta

 

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Lifestyle

Courtesy photoOff-base residents must sweep the snow off their sidewalk.

Keep sidewalks free of snow, ice

by Petra Lessoing
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

As a way to avoid accidents, each German community has rules regarding the removal of snow and ice on sidewalks. Residents living off base should check their rental contracts to find out about these obligations. The rental contract clearly states who must keep sidewalks free of ice and snow.

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Lifestyle

Photo by City of KaiserslauternThe Kaiserslautern Christmas market closes Tuesday and reopens Dec. 27 to 30.

Christmas market turns into New Year’s market

by Petra Lessoing
86th Airlift wing Public Affairs

The Kaiserslautern Christmas market will end Tuesday, but for those who are not ready to let go of that special holiday atmosphere, the market will reopen Dec. 27 to 30 as a New Year’s market.

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Schools

Photo by Sgt. Maj. Michael Pintagro“Drivers” watch for the checkered flag at the starting line during the “Cub-Annapolis” Dec. 7 at Vogelweh Elementary School.

Vogelweh Scouts chase checkered flag at ‘Cub-Annapolis’

by 21st Theater Sustainment Command Public Affairs

Scout racers negotiated hairpin turns, “spinouts” and heaping spoonfuls of applesauce, dodged plastic crustaceans and stuffed animals, and, occasionally, grass-skirted Boy Scouts or leaders en route to the checkered flag and plenty of good, mostly clean fun during the Pack 69 “Cub-Annapolis” held Dec. 7 at Vogelweh Elementary School.

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Features

An audience member takes a photo of the U.S. Air Forces in Europe Band and the Rheinland-Pfalz International Choir as they perform. The band and choir performed and sang a wide variety of holiday songs in English and German.

USAFE Band performs KMC Christmas Concert

Photos by Senior Airman Damon Kasberg

     

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Features

Photo by Staff Sgt. Warren W. Wright Jr.Dr. Ernest Roth (right), a Ph.D. holder in military history, discusses a specific battle from the Siege of Bastogne at the site of the battle with senior leaders of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command during a staff ride Dec. 5. Senior leaders of the 21st TSC participated in the staff ride to learn the history of the Siege of Bastogne from the Battle of the Bulge, apply lessons learned from past battles to use in current application, and build esprit de corps among the participants.

21st TSC senior leaders take staff ride to Bastogne

by Staff Sgt. Warren W. Wright Jr.
21st Theater Sustainment Command Public Affairs

For the senior leaders of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command, gaining a better understanding of the conflicts of the past can help shape the way they conduct operations in the future.

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News

Photos by Sgt. 1st Class Alexander BurnettNoncommissioned officers assigned to the 21st Theater Sustainment Command’s Regional Support Element-United Assistance help contractors download pallets of food and supplies for the Intermediate Staging Area Nov. 22 in Dakar, Senegal.

‘First in Support’ RSE-UA: life at the ISA

by Sgt. 1st Class Alexander A. Burnett
21st Theater Sustainment Command Public Affairs

The Soldiers of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command’s Regional Support Element-United Assistance have been conducting operations in Dakar, Senegal, for over a month. Recently, with the arrival of the element’s main body and the completion of construction operations, the team moved into the Intermediate Staging Area and began conducting daily operations.

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