Archive for December, 2016


Blotter, News

KMC Blotter – Dec. 9, 2016

NOV. 28 8:40 a.m.: Major traffic accident without injuries in Erzenhausen. 11:30 a.m.: Theft from a secured motor vehicle in Mackenbach. 3:18 p.m.: Theft from an unsecured motor vehicle in Erfenbach. 4:25 p.m.: Major traffic accident without injuries in Kaiserslautern. 5:20 p.m.: Major traffic accident without injuries in Weilerbach. NOV. […]

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News

U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Thomas Waldhauser, U.S. Africa Command commander, gives his opening statement at the annual Regional Synchronization Working Group symposium Nov. 14 on Ramstein. The event is an Africa-focused security cooperation forum with leaders from the Department of State, Department of Defense, U.S. Agency for International Development and other personnel to synchronize efforts across the diplomatic, defense and developmental sectors in AFRICOM.

AFRICOM leaders discuss future during symposium

Story and photo by Senior Airman Tryphena Mayhugh 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Approximately 300 U.S. service members and other personnel from U.S. Africa Command attended the annual Regional Synchronization Working Group symposium kickoff Nov. 14 on Ramstein.

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News

Santa Claus hands out candy to children after a Christmas tree lighting ceremony Nov. 28 on Ramstein. For the ceremony, Santa arrived in a red firetruck instead of the traditional reindeer sleigh.

Ramstein lights up holiday season at tree lighting ceremony

Story and photo by Airman 1st Class Joshua Magbanua 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

The Ramstein chapel community kicked off the holiday season with the lighting of the official Ramstein Christmas tree Nov. 28 on the traffic circle outside the Northside Chapel.

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News

Lt. Gen. Richard M. Clark, 3rd Air Force and 17th Expeditionary Air Force commander, tours the 86th Airlift Wing Dec. 2 on Ramstein. During his visit, Clark was able to meet with Airmen throughout multiple organizations to learn about their duties and how they impact the 86 AW mission. During an “All-Call,” Clark spoke about the importance of taking care of family, wingmen and accomplishing the mission. Third Air Force and 17th Expeditionary Air Force are U.S. Air Forces in Europe and U.S. Air Forces Africa's component numbered air forces for U.S. European Command and U.S. Africa Command. Based at Ramstein, 3rd Air Force and 17 EAF direct all USAFE-AFAFRICA forces engaged in contingency and wartime operations in the EUCOM and AFRICOM areas of responsibility. Along with its headquarters operations directorate, the command is comprised of 10 wings, two groups and the 603rd Air Operations Center. Third Air Force and 17 EAF prepare and employ ready airpower, build partnerships and conduct full-spectrum operations to secure U.S. national interests in Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

Ramstein welcomes 3rd Air Force commander

Photos by Senior Airman Jimmie D. Pike

Lt. Gen. Richard M. Clark, 3rd Air Force and 17th Expeditionary Air Force commander, tours the 86th Airlift Wing Dec. 2 on Ramstein. During his visit, Clark was able to meet with Airmen throughout multiple organizations to learn about their duties and how they impact the 86 AW mission.

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Sports

Sports Shorts – Dec. 2, 2016

One-day soccer camps Give your child the opportunity to learn from the pros! SKIESUnlimited hosts one-day soccer camps for youth ages 3 to 18 years old of all levels and abilities. Choose from the following one-day camps: Intense Technique Camp, Dec. 17; Speed, Agility and Quickness, Jan. 21; New Girl’s […]

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Schools

Wayne Barron, inspector, observes the Kaiserslautern High School second-year cadets demonstrate excellence through a drill demonstration during the Headquarters Air Force Junior ROTC evaluation Oct. 25 at KHS on Vogelweh. The Kaiserslautern High School cadets performed exceptionally well and took great pride in leading and accomplishing their unit briefing, drill demonstration and open ranks inspection. The junior ROTC instructors and cadets earned an overall unit assessment score of “Exceeds Standards,” the highest rating attainable, during the evaluation.

KHS junior ROTC earns highest rating during evaluation

Photos courtesy of Kaiserslautern High School

The Kaiserslautern High School cadets performed exceptionally well and took great pride in leading and accomplishing their unit briefing, drill demonstration and open ranks inspection. The junior ROTC instructors and cadets earned an overall unit assessment score of “Exceeds Standards,” the highest rating attainable, during the evaluation.

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Schools

School Notes – Dec. 2, 2016

Musical theatre dance classes Do you love the show-stopping, toe-tapping numbers in a musical? Do you love to express yourself through stories and dance? Then musical theatre dance is for you! SKIESUnlimited offers lessons to youth ages 8 to 18 years old. The first half of class focuses on a […]

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News

Community Corner – Dec. 2, 2016

Airman & Family Readiness Center For more information or to sign up for a class, call the Airman & Family Readiness Center at 480-5100. MONDAY » Want to Learn About VA Benefits?: 10 a.m. to noon, A&FRC » USA Jobs: 10 a.m. to noon, A&FRC » Key Spouse Initial Training, Part 1: 4 […]

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Lifestyle

Mark Your Calendar – Dec. 2, 2016

Events » Finish off your holiday gift list at the Last Minute Mini Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday at the Heaton Hall Auditorium in Landstuhl Regional Medical Center. Find unique European treasures and specialty items for the entire family. Open to U.S. ID cardholders. All sales […]

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Lifestyle

Courtesy photo
Medieval Christmas market
Sankt Wendel holds its Christmas market combined with a medieval market Saturday to Dec. 11. Daily opening hours are from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. A 12-meter-tall Christmas pyramid, life-sized nutcrackers, a miniature village with 200 dwarfs, a big nativity scene and tobbogan runs are available. More than 140 decorated Christmas booths offer arts and crafts, gift ideas and regional culinary specialties. A medieval market features vendors in historical costumes and craftsmen. Jugglers, dancers, singers, musicians and fire-eaters entertain in the streets and on stage. For more information, visit www.sank wendel.de. Sankt Wendel is north of Neunkirchen. Parking is available in City-Garage from 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sundays.

Was ist Los? KMC Cultural Highlights – Dec. 2, 2016

by Petra Lessoing 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

The following is a list of performances and events happening in the KMC and nearby locations. Dates are subject to change.

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