Chapel news and training classes

Classes and training
The Kaiserslautern Transition Center periodically holds pre-separation briefings and quarterly pre-retirement briefings. These briefings are held at the Transition Center located on Kleber Kaserne, Bldg. 3245, Room 6. The pre-separation briefings are held the first Tuesday of the month and should be attended between 60 and 90 days out from separation date. Any Soldier considering retiring should attend the Pre-Retirement briefing. Reservations are not necessary for the pre-separation briefing. For those wishing to attended the pre-retirement briefing or for more information, call 483-7071/7380 or 0631411-7071/7380.

The mandatory Army Traffic Safety Training Program Advanced Driver’s Course is designed to reaffirm and build on the principles taught in the Intermediate Driver’s Training Course. It also explores the consequences of decisions and the practice of personal risk assessment. Soldiers under 26 years old are required to complete the training, preferably within 12 to 18 months of completing the IDC. The course is held 9 to 10 a.m. Thursdays in Bldg. 3107, Room 303, on Daenner Kaserne. A special class will be held 3 to 4 p.m. today in Bldg. 1377 on Miesau Army Depot. To see a course schedule, visit

The Airman & Family Readiness Center will host a “Show Me The Money” class from 7 to 9:30 p.m. today in Bldg. 2120 on Ramstein. This class is part of the “Marriage Mechanics” series and helps attendees understand that knowing how you feel about money can be more important than how much money you have.
Anger and stress management classes begin March 11. The four-week class meets from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. in Bldg. 2121, Room 313 (medical clinic). Call 479-2370 or
06371-46-2370 to sign up.

The Kaiserslautern Transition Center hosts a pre-separation briefing from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday in Bldg. 3245 on Kleber Kaserne. Soldiers are required to take this presentation at least 90 days prior to separating (not retiring) from the Army. To register, call 483-7071 or 0631-411-7071.

The Kaiserslautern Transition Center hosts a preretirement briefing from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. May 14 in Bldg. 3245 on Kleber Kaserne. At least once prior to retirement, Soldiers and their family members should attend this briefing. To register, call 483-7071 or 0631-3406-7071.

Employee Assistance Program-Substance Abuse Training for all Department of Army civilians takes place from 10 to 11 a.m. March 19 at the Learning Center, Bldg. 3718 on Landstuhl Regional Medical Center. This counts as one hour of the three-hour annual requirement for Department of Army civilians. This training will focus on substance abuse and sucide prevention. For details, call Heather Robinson at 486-1710 or e-mail“1-2-3 Magic” Part 2 will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. March 17 in Bldg. 2121 (medical clinic), Room 115.

 Come learn how to encourage your children to pick up after themselves, get up in the mornings, begin their homework and go to bed. Call Family Advocacy at 479-2370 or 06371-46-2370 to sign up.

U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern is hosting the next Officer Candidate School board Tuesday to March 6 at the garrison’s conference room in Bldg. 2933 on Pulaski
Barracks. Enrollment packets must be turned in on an appointment basis only by Sunday to the garrison’s directorate of human resources, Room 102 in Bldg. 2933 on Pulaski Barracks. For more information, visit or e-mail Spc. Vicent
Holtzman at

The ROB Army Education Center will administer the Automotive Service Excellence Certification Examination May 12 to 14. Deadline for registration is at noon March 5. For more information or to register, call Nikol Handeland at 493-2593 or

The 7th U.S. Army Joint Multinational Training Command’s Training Support Center-Kaisers-lautern has training resources and Department of Army photo capabilities and is located in Bldg. 3266 on Kleber Kaserne. Opening hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. For details, call 483-7311 or 0631-411-7490.
Learn to strip, maintain and rebuild a motorbike from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays at a
fully-equipped location. During the next 15 weeks, a qualified and experienced mechanic will teach how to strip, maintain, upgrade and rebuild motorbikes. The course start date will be confirmed after enrollment. The course costs €100, payable in advance. For more information, call Tony Nelson at 017620-444926 or 606-258-1327.

FMWR’s SKIESUnlimited offers classes on classic riding, dressage and vaulting for
children and teens ages 4 to 18. Satisfaction is guaranteed with a money back policy on the first lesson. The stables are located just 15 minutes from Landstuhl. For more information or to enroll, contact Central Enrollment at 493-4516/4122 or

The Kaiserslautern Transition Center hosts a briefing on Career Status Bonus March 18 in Bldg. 3245 on Kleber Kaserne. This class is for Soldiers who reach the 15-year mark and are eligible for a $30,000 bonus. To register, call 483-7071 or 0631-411-7071.

FMWR’s SKIESUnlimited offers individual flute lessons for children and teens. Sessions will be held Wednesdays at the Landstuhl Youth Center. Students can learn new techniques and control, as well as progressive studies and music. Recitals are held twice a year in the spring and fall. For class times and registration, call Central Enrollment at 493-4516 or 0631-3406-4516.

Chapel news
The KMC chapter of the Military Council of Catholic Women (a Catholic women’s group) invites you to its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Monday at the Ramstein Northside Chapel Annex. The theme for this month’s meeting is “Ask a Priest Night.” We will begin with a rosary, followed by a potluck dinner.  All are welcome to attend. Child care will be provided. For more information, e-mail or call Davina Gill at 06374-805939.
The U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern Chaplain’s Office is seeking two contracted employment positions for fiscal year 2009. Contract obligations for a nursery and watch coordinator and a religious education coordinator is from Sunday to Sept. 30.
For more information, call the Chaplain’s Office at 493-4229 or 0631-3406-4229.