Capt. Spanky: Stay safe this Halloween

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  • By Capt. Spanky
  • 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs
Hello, Team Ramstein! Halloween is just around the corner, and I'm so excited my little nub won't stop wagging!

I can't wait to dress up in matching costumes with my humans and visit the children at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center. Maybe we will get to pass out candy and other treats to the children, too!

Speaking of handing out candy and treats, next week on Halloween there are several events going on around the KMC I hope you all get the chance to enjoy.

The Trunk-or-Treat event is scheduled to take place from 5 to 7 p.m. at Donnelly Park. There will even be carnival games and food, so it should be fun for the whole pack.

At the same time, the Ramstein and Vogelweh military family housing areas will be hosting trick-or-treat; I hope there aren't any tricks and a lot of treats. Yum!

Whatever you decide to do, be safe out there. Here are a few tips on staying safe next week.

Children 11 years old and under are not allowed to go trick-ortreating alone. Also, it is getting darker earlier so be sure to wear reflective material, use flashlights,
and use sidewalks and crosswalks whenever possible.

To help you all remain safe, my friends at the 86th Security Forces Squadron and 569th U.S. Forces Police Squadron and their humans have partnered up with base volunteers to deliver the Pumpkin Patrol. More details on the Pumpkin Patrol will be provided in next week's Kaiserslautern American, so you can have it more readily available. In short, they will provide safety patrols, traffic control and man missing or lost child stations during the events.

Aren't we lucky to have such great K-9s, men and women dedicated to ensure we stay safe?

Have fun, but remember that the safety of you and your family is always a key concern of base leaders and of Capt. Spanky as well! Happy haunting!