Archive for December, 2016


Lifestyle

Photo courtesy of the City of Kaiserslautern
Santa Claus comes to pass out goodies to children Dec. 6 at the Christmas market in Kaiserslautern. Germans observe “Nikolaustag,” or “Santa Claus Day,” every year on Dec. 6.

Santa Claus visits children, brings goodies

by Petra Lessoing 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

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.

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Lifestyle

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Traditional Advent wreaths have four candles and every Advent Sunday another candle is lit.

Germans observe Advent traditions

by Petra Lessoing 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

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.

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Lifestyle

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A pickpocket steals valuables while distracting his victim by spilling coffee over his clothes and then helping to clean it.

Polizei give tips for Christmas market visits

Courtesy of Police Criminal Prevention of the federal states and the federal government of Germany

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.

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Lifestyle

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Puppies should not be found under the Christmas tree unless the buyer has followed some tips as to how to make the right choice.

Puppy buyers must be careful

Courtesy of the 86th Mission Support Group

Christmas is approaching and some people might think a puppy is a nice Christmas present.

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News

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.

Gone but never forgotten: OSI constructs memorial for fallen

Photos by Airman 1st Class Lane T. Plummer

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.

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News

Photo courtesy of Walter F. Elkins
Daenner Chapel was built in the 1950s to meet the needs of Christian and Jewish congregations. Today it serves the U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz Catholic community and Chapel Next, a contemporary Protestant service.

Daenner Chapel: Remote but teeming with life

by Prof. Christian Fuehrer Daenner Chapel volunteer

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.

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Features

Staff Sgt. Al Lotito, 1st Combat Communications Squadron radio frequency transmission systems technician, and Tech. Sgt. Richard Rawls, 1 CBCS cyber system operator, attach a power cable to a satellite during exercise Healthy Thunder Oct. 27 on Ramstein. The 1 CBCS Airmen set up all communications as if in a deployed location and defended their site from opposing forces.

1 CBCS keeps Ramstein connected

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

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.

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News

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Members of the 4th Air Support Operations Group, the Reservistenverband Undenheim and local officials attend a German National Day of Mourning ceremony Nov. 13 in Undenheim. Over a decade, 4 ASOG and Reservistenverband Undenheim have developed a relationship and participate in multiple activities together.

4 ASOG Airmen honor fallen German soldiers

by Senior Airman Tryphena Mayhugh 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

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.

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Features

Globie, Harlem Globetrotters mascot, gives an audience member a high-five during a performance Nov. 10 on Ramstein. The 86th Force Support Squadron, Armed Forces Entertainment and Navy Entertainment brought the Harlem Globetrotters to Ramstein in order to boost the morale of Department of Defense members and their families. The basketball exhibition team combines elements of sports, theater and comedy to produce entertaining shows for its audiences.

Harlem Globetrotters entertain service members, families

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

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.

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KMC Notices, News, Take Note

KMC Notices and Events – Dec. 2, 2016

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 […]

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