Tuesday, Germans observe “Nikolaustag,” or “Santa Claus Day.” Traditionally, the night of Dec. 5 children will place their boots outside their rooms to have them filled by Santa Claus with candy, cookies, nuts, oranges and little gifts during the night.
Archive for December, 2016
Germans observe the Advent season with numerous traditions. The word Advent comes from the Latin verb “advenare” which means “to arrive” and indicates the coming of Christ.
This is the time for families to visit a Christmas market. It is also the right time for pickpockets doing their job. They like the crowds between vendor booths and act fast. The criminal statistics by Polizei shows a total of 168,142 cases of pickpocketing in 2015 in Germany, which is a raise of seven percent compared to 2014 (157,069 cases). These thieves cause a damage of about €50.8 million.
Christmas is approaching and some people might think a puppy is a nice Christmas present.
Airmen pray during the 25th Expeditionary Field Investigation Squadron’s fallen heroes dedication ceremony Nov. 10 on Ramstein. The 25 EFIS held the ceremony to commemorate Air Force Office of Special Investigation agents who lost their lives in the line of duty.
To most KMC residents, Daenner Kaserne is probably best known as a location of logistics and reserve units. In fact, the installation serves as home to a Defense Logistics Agency facility, the 405th Army Field Support Brigade, the U.S. Army Reserve’s 7th Mission Support Command and other reserve units. As reservists gather on Daenner Kaserne for training on weekends, the installation becomes a busy place, even on Sunday mornings.
Nomophobia is the proposed name for a new fear that has surfaced in the digital age — the fear of being without a cellphone or any other means of communication. For many, this level of communication isn’t necessary, but it is vital when it comes to deployed situations.
Four Airmen assigned to the 4th Air Support Operations Group attended a German National Day of Mourning ceremony with the German reservist unit Reservistenverband Undenheim Nov. 13 in Undenheim, Germany.
The Harlem Globetrotters treated Department of Defense members and their families to an energetic evening of entertainment Nov. 10 at the Southside Fitness Center on Ramstein.
Blood drive The Armed Services Blood Program-Europe will be conducting the following blood drives: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 12 at the Kleber Kaserne Fitness Center, Bldg. 235 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 14 at the Hall of Champions Fitness Center, Bldg. 8105, in Baumholder 10 a.m. to […]