Sports Shorts — April 27, 2018

Strong B.A.N.D.S. Campaign

In recognition of National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, Army garrisons worldwide celebrate the annual Strong B.A.N.D.S. Campaign! USAG Rheinland-Pfalz Family and MWR has a variety of activities to support this campaign throughout the month of May. Attend one of these activities to earn your special Strong B.A.N.D.S. armband.

May 2, World’s Largest Crossword Puzzle

May 3, Family and MWR Community Expo

May 4-6, Volleyball Championship

May 10-13, Yoga Fit Training

May 11, Lunch and Learn: Matri Money Class for Couples

May 14, Toddler Storywalk

May 14, Miseau CDC Storywalk

May 14-17, Landstuhl CDCs Storywalks

May 15, Tots and Tales Storywalk

May 16, Preschool Storywalk

May 18, Lunch and Learn: Basic Budgeting Class

May 18, Sembach EMS Storywalk

May 18-21, Yoga Fit Training

May 21, LEMS Storywalk

May 25-28, Rafting and Canyoning through Outdoor Recreation

May 26, Disneyland Paris through Outdoor Recreation

Support Strong B.A.N.D.S. and show that you are strong, ready and resilient.
For more information about any of these events, please visit

CMSAF Paul Airey Ruck/March/Run

CMSAF Paul Airey Ruck/March/Run will take place June 1, 8:30 a.m. at the Southside Fitness Center on Ramstein AB. Pre-registration is May 26.

The goal of this event is three pronged.

One: Honor our first CMSAF and his legacy as he bravely carried out his mission here in Germany, while assigned as a Radio Operator.

Two: Increase education and awareness of the sacrifices, hardship and determination madeby CMSAF Paul Airey and his fellow enlisted and officer POWs during one of the most pivotal points in world history. 

Three: Build camaraderie and promote health and welfare while raising funds to donate to the Enlisted Village in honor of CMSAF Paul Airey.

Soccer players needed

The FV Olympia Ramstein Soccer Club is looking for male and female players born in 2003/2004.  Practice takes place 5:30 to 7 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday on the artificial turf pitch at Am Hocht 1 in Ramstein village. For more information contact Stefan Denzer at 0157-56306179, Jaron Dengel at 0160-93530161, or Harry Kauf at 0152-25831196.

KMC Ambassadors

KMC Ambassadors is looking for a few good coaches!  The KMC Ambassadors is a baseball/softball club that supports the entire Kaiserslautern Military Community with fall developmental baseball/softball training for kids ages 8-18 and in-season travel team opportunities across Europe for kids ages 10-16.  If you have experience playing or coaching baseball and/or softball at a high level and want to help to shape the youth of our community into competitive ball players…then we are the program for you!  For more information, please contact Jay Smith or Stephanie LeClair at or find us on Facebook under KMC Ambassadors.

Youth Sports coaches needed

Are you interested in coaching? Youth Sports is currently seeking coaches for various youth sports. For more information or to get involved, please contact 486-8375; 06371-86-8375.

Soccer for girls

The Kottweiler-Schwanden Sports Club is looking for girls born in the years 2005 up to 2008 for its youngest girls’ soccer team. The sports club has three girls’ teams and two women’s teams. They are also looking for new players. This is the opportunity to get involved in a German soccer club playing with German and American girls. Coaches are all able to speak English. The practice is 5:30 to 7 p.m. Mondays and Wednesday. To sign up or for more information, email

Volleyball coaches needed

The VBC Kaiserslautern Volleyball Club is looking for coaches, and assistant coaches, for their men’s, women’s and youth volleyball teams. If you have or want volleyball coaching experience, and have an interest in volunteering in your German community, we are looking for you. For more information, please contact Sidi Staats at 0176-9674-8380 or and visit our website at