Concerns raised at Army community town hall

by Rick Scavetta
U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern

The Army held a community town hall March 2 at the Kaiserslautern Community Activities Center on Daenner Kaserne — an event sponsored by U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern and the 21st Theater Sustainment Command.

The town hall offered an opportunity for people to voice ideas on how to improve the KMC.

When Soldiers and other community members voice concerns, leaders within USAGK listen, said Patrick Rothbauer, the garrison’s chief of the plans, analysis and integration office.

“Town halls create a platform for voices from the community to be heard,” Mr. Rothbauer said. “Commanders and senior community leaders get direct feedback from the people who we serve.”

More than 170 Soldiers, civilians and family members attended to hear the latest updates from Army and civilian leaders in the KMC. Representatives from the commissary, the exchange and housing were on hand to present updates and
answer questions.

Town hall meeting are held every quarter in Kaiserslautern. In the past, they were held in the evening. Leaders changed the time to the early afternoon to better accommodate the community.

To see the slides from the town hall meeting or to submit ideas for upcoming town halls, visit