Archive for March, 2015


News

Tax center volunteers file tax returns for customers March 6 on Ramstein. The tax center files federal and state taxes for active duty military, dependents and retirees free of charge.

Tax center saves big bucks

Story and photo by Senior Airman Nicole Sikorski
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

With W-2s and 1040s on many people’s minds, it is that time of year again — tax season.

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Schools

Photo by Heidi BuschStudents vs. staff basketball matchKaiserslautern Elementary School fifth-grader DeShawn Ladipo dribbles the ball past Toni Dailgle during a friendly match of basketball that set KES students against staff members. During the game, which was sponsored by the student council, the fifth-graders beat the staff 18-17 in a last-second shot.

Schools Around the KMC

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Schools

Kaiserslautern Elementary District hosts 2nd annual chess tournament

Kaiserslautern Elementary District hosts 2nd annual chess tournament

Photos by W. Jack Woodfork

On Feb. 28, over 50 students in grades kindergarten through ninth grade faced-off in the Kaiserslautern Elementary School’s gymnasium for the district’s second annual winter chess tournament.  The daylong tournament ran from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with the top two players in each of the nine teams receiving trophies. […]

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Schools

Photo by Brandon BeachTara Gentz (left), and Quatia Thompson, members of the Kaiserslautern High School culinary team, prepare whole chickens Feb. 25 during the 2015 Culinary Fair at KHS.

KHS culinary team chops up competition

by Ikea Simmonds
Kaiserserslautern High School

The Kaiserslautern High School culinary team will head to Disneyland. The five-person team out-cooked the competition during the Department of Defense Dependents Schools Europe-sponsored Culinary Fair Feb. 25 at KHS. The home team diced, chopped and sliced their way to a trip to the national high school competition to be […]

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Schools

RianSimone Harris, 
2015 U.S. Air Forces in Europe Military Youth of the Year

USAFE Military Youth of Year announced

Courtesy of Andrea Hoover

The Vogelweh Teen Center announced RianSimone Harris, daughter of Shaun and Tatineesha Harris, as the 2015 U.S. Air Forces in Europe Military Youth of the Year.

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Schools

Travis Gentry (left), Kuk Sool Won instructor, and Manfred Bemme, Loveless Okinawan Karate Academy, explain the rules of the sparring division to participants during the 15th annual U.S. Air Forces in Europe martial arts tournament Feb. 28 at Ramstein.

Ramstein holds youth martial arts tournament

Photos by Senior Airman Timothy Moore
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Lifestyle

courtesy photosThe Easter egg market in Siegelbach presents Easter eggs made of various materials.

Easter markets bring family fun

by Petra Lessoing
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Easter markets with Easter egg displays, decoration items and special activities are scheduled to take place in the coming weeks.

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Features

Staff Sgt. James Whyte, 86th Communications Squadron postal specialist, sorts mail in the Northside Post Office Feb. 13.  at Ramstein. The Northside Post Office is the largest Department of Defense postal operation, handling approximately 8 million pounds of mail annually.

Postal services deliver peace of mind

Story and photo by Senior Airman Timothy Moore
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Dealing with mail can be a nerve-racking experience. Will it arrive on time? Will it be safe? What if it’s lost?

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Health

Photo by Phil A. JonesBrig. Gen. Van Coots (lower left), U.S. Army Europe Regional Medical Command commander, poses a question to Hungarian Defense Forces representatives after their presentation on “Experiences of the Williams Life Skills Training Program in the Hungarian Defense Forces.” The Feb. 25 presentation by (standing from left) Maj. Beatrix Hornyak, Lt. Col. Andrea Soter and Capt. Balazs Tapai was made during a Mental Health and Mild Traumatic Brain Injury workshop where military medical and behavioral health specialists gathered from 10 NATO countries.

US, NATO partners meet to discuss mental health, MTBI issues

Courtesy of Europe Regional Medical Command

Military medical and behavioral health specialists from 10 NATO countries met Feb. 24 and 25 in Germany for a Mental Health and Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Workshop in Landstuhl Regional Medical Center.

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Features

 Airmen move their targets downrange during an M-4 carbine qualification test at the KMC Combat Arms Training and Maintenance firing range Feb. 19 on Vogelweh. CATM instructors qualify more than 7,000 students annually.

KMC keeps it on target

Photos by Senior Airman Nicole Sikorski
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