Archive for February, 2018


Features

Baumholder CID calls on commanders, community members to help combat fraud

Baumholder CID calls on commanders, community members to help combat fraud

by Erinn Burgess
U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz Installation Management Command Directorate

Fraud committed by Soldiers can result in a loss of thousands of dollars to the U.S. government every year. That’s why U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz is taking measures to combat this crime before it begins.

February 23, 2018 ×

Health

Interactive training finds signs of adolescent drug, alcohol abuse

Interactive training finds signs of adolescent drug, alcohol abuse

Story and photos by Mary Ann Davis
U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz Installation Management Command Directorate

What can adults learn from a cluttered teen bedroom? That’s what “Hidden iN Plain Sight” participants found out Feb. 13 at Kaiserslautern Middle School. Hidden iN Plain Sight is designed to help the U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz adult community spot the warning signs of at-risk behavior by providing a hands-on training exhibit of a typical teenager’s bedroom for parents, educators, unit leadership, law enforcement and concerned adult community members to recognize common items that may be indicative of substance abuse.

February 22, 2018 ×

Features

The 435th AGOW and 435th AEW celebrate 75th anniversary

The 435th AGOW and 435th AEW celebrate 75th anniversary

by Jeffrey McGovern, PhD
435th Air Ground Operations Wing and 435th Air Expeditionary Wing historian

Seventy-five years ago this month the U.S. Army Air Forces activated the 435th Troop Carrier Group at Bowman Field, Kentucky. When the Airmen of the 435th and four assigned troop carrier squadrons — the 75th, 76th, 77th and 78th — assembled for the first time February 25, 1943, they unknowingly began an odyssey that continues to reverberate today. The moment established today’s 435th Air Ground Operations Wing and 435th Air Expeditionary Wing.  It marked the start of a journey where the Airmen of yesterday continue to inspire the Airmen of today.

February 22, 2018 ×

Health

Dental tips for parents

Dental tips for parents

by Dr. (Maj.) Jonathan Harmon 86th Dental Squadron

Growing up, I had a misguided idea of how to take care of my teeth. I suppose I just had a different definition of what was expected.  For example, I thought it was acceptable to drink five sodas every day.  At our house, it was normal to substitute fruit snacks for fruit. I even thought it was okay to only brush your teeth when your sister mocked you for having bad breath.

February 22, 2018 ×

News

Soldiers helping Soldiers

Soldiers helping Soldiers

February 22, 2018 ×

Lifestyle

Was ist los? — Feb. 23, 2018

Was ist los? — Feb. 23, 2018

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.

February 22, 2018 ×

Lifestyle

Elke Sittel, 86th Airlift Wing host nation advisor, speaks to the German-American Stammtisch attendants about her office’s work, mission and programs Feb. 6 at the Paradox restaurant in Ramstein-Miesenbach. — Photos by Timothy Beardsley

German-American Stammtisch highlights topics, starts discussions

by Petra Lessoing 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

The German-American Stammtisch is a monthly get-together of Americans and Germans living in the KMC. They meet at 6:30 p.m. every first Tuesday of the month at the Paradox restaurant in Ramstein-Miesenbach. Actually, a “Stammtisch” is a table, at a restaurant or pub, where guests come regularly to sit down to have a drink and talk.

February 22, 2018 ×

Lifestyle

Women’s club holds Pfennig Bazaar March 2 to 4

Women’s club holds Pfennig Bazaar March 2 to 4

by Petra Lessoing
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

The German-American and International Women’s Club Kaiserslautern will sponsor its annual Pfennig Bazaar March 2 to 4 in the event hall of the Kaiserslautern Gartenschau.

February 22, 2018 ×

Lifestyle

Mark your Calendar — Feb. 23, 2018

Events A MOM2MOM KMC Open House will be noon to 2 p.m. Sunday at the Kaiserslautern Military Community Center. It is a community fair with games for children, food and prizes. Spring Bazaar: Be sure to visit the Spring Bazaar March 9 to 11 at Kleber Fitness Center, Kleber Kaserne, […]

February 22, 2018 ×

News

USAFE Band visits Kosovo, celebrates 10th anniversary of independence

USAFE Band visits Kosovo, celebrates 10th anniversary of independence

Story and photos by Maj. Tristan Hinderliter
U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa Public Affairs

PRISTINA, Kosovo — The U.S. Air Forces in Europe Band returned Feb. 19 from a six-day trip to Kosovo to celebrate the country’s 10th anniversary of independence, capping a whirlwind trip that included building partnerships with the Kosovo Security Forces and outreach events across the country.

February 22, 2018 ×