Classes and training

Learn about the environment and geology. The University of Maryland University College is offering classes at Kapaun Air Station beginning in June. Classes offered include Environmental Geology (GEOL-120) for three credit hours 5-7:45 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays and Introduction to Physical Geology Lab (GEOL-110) for one credit hour -10 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Do you know what nitrates are and why they are not welcome in drinking water? American military experts (Bioenvironmental Engineering, 435th Medical Group and 735th Civil Engineer Squadron) have discovered nitrates in the drinking water in the Sembach area, and you can learn about nitrates and many other environmental issues in these courses. Go to for more information.

U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern’s education center on Rhine Ordnance Barracks is the site for the Army’s On-Line Basic Skills Pilot Program for General Technical score improvement. This pilot program is for basic skills in reading and math and ends Aug. 31. Students can begin at any time. This is a self-study program that can be used on duty or off duty. A CAC-access computer is required to participate in this program. For more information, contact the ROB education center at 493-2590 or 0631-3406-2590 or the Landstuhl education center at 486-6822 or

The Kaiserslautern’s Army Career and Alumni Program Office hosts pre-separation briefings 9 to 10:30 a.m. Monday through Friday, Room 207, Bldg. 3245 on Kleber Kaserne. These briefings are mandatory and provide the required paperwork for separation and retirement orders. Soldiers who are one year from their Estimated Time of Service and two years from their retirement dates should call the ACAP Office for appointments. Soldiers must attend a briefing no later than 90 days prior to separating from the Army. Spouses of active-duty Soldiers are entitled to the services offered by ACAP. These services include resume classes, registering for Veterans Affairs’ briefings and job searches. Retired Soldiers and their spouses are entitled to ACAP assistance for life. For more information or to make an appointment, call 483-7089 or 0631-411-7089.

The Kaiserslautern Transition Center hosts a pre-separation briefing 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. June 2, Bldg. 3245 on Kleber Kaserne. Soldiers are required to take this presentation at least 90 days prior to separating (not retiring) from the Army. This briefing informs Soldiers about the process required to separate from the Army. To register, call 483-7071 or 0631-411-7071.