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Kaiserslautern Community Schools

The Kaiserslautern Military Community (KMC) is the largest military community outside the continental United States, and is a combined community consisting of Army and Air Force components. The Kaiserslautern Military Community (KMC) consists of Army facilities at Kleber, Panzer, and Daener Kaserne, Vogelweh, Landstuhl, Miesau, Pirmasens, Rhine Ordnance, Pulaski Barracks and Sembach Kaserne along with Air Force facilities located at Ramstein Air Base, Einsiedlerhof and Kapaun Air Station. Between 1950 and 1955, Kaiserslautern developed into the largest US military community outside of the United States. That´s why Kaiserslautern is also known "K-Town", as it is called among the American military population.

Landstuhl Regional Medical Center is located in the Rhineland-Palatinate State of Germany. The base is about 15 miles west of Kaiserslautern and about 30 miles east of Saarbrucken. Both towns offer shopping, dining and leisure opportunities. Other cities in the area include Frankfurt and Wiesbaden. Ramstein Air Base is approximately seven miles away and Vogelweh Air Base is approximately 12 miles.

Veterans Day

Veterans Day

November 10, 2022 Veterans Day Message from Mr. Thomas M. Brady, Director of DoDEA.
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American Education Week

American Education Week

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National School Psychology Week

National School Psychology Week

November 03, 2022 From November 7-11, DoDEA joins the nation in celebrating National School Psychology Week. School psychologists effectively link teaching, learning, and mental health to improve outcomes and are a ready resource in schools.
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World War II had a major effect on Kaiserslautern with more than 60% of the city bombed and destroyed by allied aircraft. The railway and several main roads were primary targets. Heaviest attacks occurred January 7th, August 11th, and September 28th, 1944. Of the 20,000 homes, 11,000 were destroyed or damaged. The cemetery wall opposite Kleber Kaserne still bears shell marks of these raids. On March 20, 1945, as the last of Bradley's 1st Army crossed the Rhein River at Remagen, the US 80th Division, 319th Infantry (part of Patton's 3rd Army) seized Kaiserslautern without resistance. The war was over for this area, but there was little reconstruction until the currency reform of 1948.

There was little reconstruction and a slow economy until 1952 when construction for newly established garrisons of American troops brought money to the area. Since then the city has been almost totally rebuilt. After the Second World War, in the years from 1950 to 1955, Kaiserslautern developed into the largest US military community outside the United States. The name "K-town", as Kaiserslautern was christened by the Gis, underlines this. Over the years, depots, air bases, casernes and housing areas grew on a surface covering more than 7,000 acres. The towering modern city hall (Rathaus) was built from 1964-1968. Kaiserslautern annexed several surrounding villages in 1969 and now its population is approximately 100,000.


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American students here and abroad create ornaments for National Christmas Tree display in D.C.

December 14, 2021
DoDEA student-created ornaments will be displayed in President’s Park on the Ellipse for the first time this year.  Vogelweh ES, Humphreys HS and Ramey Unit School students participated in this year’s celebration.


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Kaiserslautern Community Schools

Kaiserslautern MS


Principal

School Address
Unit 3011
Vogelweh Bldg 1032
APO, AE 09021
Germany
Phone: 0611-143545-1325
DSN Phone: 314-545-1325
From US: +49 611-143545-1325

Vogelweh ES


Principal

School Address
Unit 3009
Box 435
APO, AE 09021
Germany
Phone: +49 (0) 611-143-545-1475
Fax: +49 (0) 631-59073

Landstuhl ES


Principal

School Address
Unit 33106
APO, AE 09180-0402
Germany

DSN Phone: 545-1700
From US: +49-001-611-143-545-1700

Kaiserslautern ES


Principal

School Address
Gebaude 3300
Kaiserslautern, AE 67661
Germany
Phone: 011-49-0611-143-545-1400
Fax: 011-49-0342-88432
DSN Phone: 312-545-1400

Unit 3008
APO AE
Germany, 09021

Kaiserslautern HS


Principal

School Address
Unit 3010
APO, AE 09021 09005
Germany
Phone: 0611-143-545-1425
Fax: 90-631-99846

Kaiserslautern, Germany

Community Contacts
Name Position Position Description Phone Number
Transportation Lead Operations Specialist 0611-143-545-1356 / 1343/1402/1455
Transportation LN Assistant 0611-143-545-1455