Jedi training event coming to KMCC Exchange
KAISERSLAUTERN MILITARY COMMUNITY – The Force will most definitely be with families at the Kaiserslautern Military Community on Oct. 15 thanks to the Army & Air Force Exchange Service.
“Jedi at the Exchange” will offer Disney-approved Jedi training – similar to that offered at Disney theme parks – for children ages four to 12. During each session, Jedis-in-training will learn how to wield a lightsaber, be trained in the ways of the Force and receive an official certificate stating they have completed the training. Robes and lightsabers will be provided, though young Padawans may bring their own costumes if they so choose.
The training session will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the KMCC Main Store PowerZone. Pre-registration is required, and parents may register their children at the KMCC Center Court from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Oct. 7 and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 8.
“Star Wars mania is far from over,” said Marc Floyd, KMCC Exchange general manager. “Events like these don’t just give our military families a sense of community, but an opportunity to bond over for what many families is a shared passion. This is truly what the Exchange is all about: bringing military families together through quality services and events.”
Parents may bring cameras to the event to photograph their junior Jedis, and select toys will be discounted on the day of the event.
More than 5,000 children participated in 21 Jedi at the Exchange events in 2015, which were held in anticipation of the worldwide release of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”