Post Tagged with: "U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern"


During a recent reunion at U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern, German soldier Liridon Lukaj (right) meets with Spc. Heather Colton and her son, Riley. In April 2012, Lukaj helped rescue them from a severe traffic accident on autobahn A6 near Einsiedlerhof.

German soldier recognized for heroic effort

Story and photos Rick Scavetta
U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern

A broad smile lit up Liridon Lukaj’s face as Spc. Heather Colton walked up to him at Pulaski Park with her son, Riley.
Fifteen months earlier, Lukaj, a soldier in the German army, rescued them from a severe car wreck — a frightening memory that evaporated as Riley ran off to play with Lukaj’s own daughters.

August 22, 2013 ×


Outgoing U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern commander Lt. Col. Lars Zetterstrom relinquishes command to Col. Bryan D. DeCoster during a ceremony June 28 at Armstrong’s Club on Vogelweh. Zetterstrom was the last battalion level garrison commander for USAG Kaiserslautern before its scheduled inactivation in September.

Garrison commander relinquishes command

Story and photo by Dijon Rolle
U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern Public Affairs

Community members, military leaders, staff and guests gathered for U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern’s relinquishment of command ceremony June 28.

July 11, 2013 ×


Courtesy photoU.S. Army civilian firefighter Christoph Himbert (right) helps with sandbagging operations on the Elbe River. Civilian firefighters from U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern and U.S. Army Garrison Baden-Württemberg mobilized to support Germany’s efforts to combat floods following weeks of rainy weather.

Garrison firefighters assist during recent floods

by Rick Scavetta
U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern Public Affairs

As Germany’s Elbe River rose steadily toward a wall of sandbags, U.S. Army civilian firefighter Dieter Dörfler and his comrades stacked sandbags to hold the water back.

June 20, 2013 ×


Jacobina Kosman, a vendor from the Old Dutch Cheese Company, cuts pieces of fresh gouda for customers to sample.

Shoppers savor international flair at garrison summer bazaar

Story and photos by Dijon Rolle
U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern Public Affairs

Polish pottery, blueberry potpourri, Persian rugs, cast-iron pots, chocolates, candied peanuts and more greeted visitors venturing to the garrison’s annual summer bazaar.

June 13, 2013 ×