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Hiking Germany’s talles mountain

by Karl Weisel U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Public Affairs

We couldn’t have asked for a more glorious day as we neared the summit of Germany’s tallest mountain.
 After two days of hiking up from Garmisch-Partenkirchen through the Partnach Gorge, a gentle breeze reminded us that concentration was still needed to make it safely up the rock face the last several hundred meters to the top.

April 2, 2015 ×

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Neunkirchen Zoo: an experience for the whole family

Neunkirchen Zoo: an experience for the whole family

No more than 30 minutes away from the KMC, snow leopards bound over rocks, Asian elephants lazily congregate in groups and giraffes enjoy snacks picked from tall trees.
The Neunkirchen Zoo offers visitors the full experience, featuring animals from the savannas of Africa, plains of Australia, Europe and beyond.

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Nuremberg: Cultural mecca sheds light on medieval, modern epochs

by David Ruderman 104th Area Support Group Public Affair

While it may be best known as a Christmas market destination, Americans serving in Germany should add Nuremberg to their list of must-see sights before leaving Europe. Situated in the northern Bavarian hill country, the city of half a million offers unique insights into Germany’s medieval and more recent past while serving up some of its best contemporary amenities.

April 2, 2015 ×

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Learn about history, the natural world, lots more while exploring

by Karl Weisel U.S. Army Garrison Hessen/Wiesbaden Public Affairs

Most people who have spent any amount of time in the Rhein-Main region know Mainz as a famous party town — a university city known for its annual bout of carnival madness during the Fasching season.
But what many may not know, as the capital of Rheinland-Pfalz, Mainz is also a museum showcase. Unlike its cousin across the Rhine River, Wiesbaden (Hessen’s state capital), which has a few museum collections but looks farther east and south to Frankfurt and Darmstadt for more extensive museums, Mainzers don’t have to travel to other cities in the state to find unique accumulations of everything from great works of art to a look at the history of shipbuilding.

April 2, 2015 ×

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Check out the KMC ski clubs!

Check out the KMC ski clubs!

by Jen Spencer, Contributing writer

For many, summer is the time to do fun outdoor activities, such as swimming, hiking, biking and barbecuing. The summer months are great, and it’s when most folks have all their fun. The rest of the year is often spent bemoaning the cold and dreary winter months. But wait! It doesn’t have to be like that! If you know where to look and where to go, winter in Europe can be even more fun than summer.

November 27, 2014 ×

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Flourless Sweet Potato Brownies

Flourless Sweet Potato Brownies

Serves 8 Ingredients: 1 cup sweet potato puree (see preparation note on Page 8) 1/3 cup maple syrup 4 tablespoons coconut oil or butter 2 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice 2 tablespoons cocoa powder 2 tablespoons heavy cream 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/3 cup dark chocolate […]

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Sweet potato curry stew (vegan)

Sweet potato curry stew (vegan)

Serves 8

Raisins, apples, sweet potatoes and rich, creamy coconut broth make this dish the perfect harmony to any main white meat.

November 27, 2014 ×

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Sweet Potato Dumplings

Sweet Potato Dumplings

Serves 8 (4 dumplings each) Fresh, light sweet potato and smoked salmon dumplings are a cinch to prepare Ingredients: 12 ounces smoked salmon, cut into thumb sized bites 1 cup smashed sweet potato puree (see preparation note) 2 scallions, minced 2 teaspoons minced garlic 2 teaspoons fresh, peeled, minced ginger […]

November 27, 2014 ×

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Photo by Senior Airman Jonathan StefankoCommunity College of the Air Force graduates pose for a group photo Nov. 7 on Ramstein. The class consisted of a total of 395 enlisted Air Force members, the largest CCAF graduating class in Ramstein history.

Ramstein holds biggest CCAF graduation on record

Staff Sgt. Shane Adams, Criminal Justice Senior Airman Justin Aguilar, Avionic Systems Technology Tech. Sgt. Jeremy Akerson, Electronic Systems Technology Tech. Sgt. Brandon Allen, Criminal Justice Staff Sgt. Flint Junson Almiron, Restaurant, Hotel And Fitness Management Staff Sgt. Jessica Ancheta, Restaurant, Hotel And Fitness Management Senior Airman Patricia Anderson, Intelligence […]

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Maj. Gavin Luher, disbursing officer with the 21st Theater Sustainment Command’s 266th Financial Management Support Center, is greeted by his family Oct. 7 after returning from a nine-month deployment to Kuwait.

Friends, family welcome home 266th FMSC Soldiers

Story and photo by Staff Sgt. Warren W. Wright Jr.
21st Theater Sustainment Command Public Affairs

More than 30 Soldiers from the 21st Theater Sustainment Command’s 266th Financial Management Support Center returned home Oct. 7 to their family and loved ones following a nine-month deployment to Kuwait.

October 16, 2014 ×