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The custom of giving flowers goes back to ancient Rome when Valentine would pass out flowers to young couples that were walking by the garden of his monastery and ask the men to stay at home and not to go out to battle.

    Valentine’s Day goes back to Roman times

    Legend says that Valentine of Terni, a friendly priest, who married young couples in love, died Feb. 14, 269. That’s why today, Valentine’s Day is being observed Feb. 14. In many countries all over the world, Sunday is the day, when husbands and wives, girlfriends and boyfriends have romantic dinners, give gifts, candy, cards and flowers to show their love and affection.

  • 86th AW 2015 annual award winners
  • Airmen pick up leaves and trash outside of their living quarters during a dormitory cleanup Jan. 30 on Ramstein. The event kick-started a new base-wide program that will have Airmen from all dormitories helping airmen dorm leaders with their daily cleaning tasks around base while they are on bay orderly for one work week, a program that helps keep Ramstein’s working and living environments pristine.

    Ramstein renovates bay orderly program

    The bay orderly program on Ramstein has undergone renovations and was kicked off with a base-wide dormitory cleaning event Jan. 28.

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Ramstein’s EO office strengthens ADR program

November 12, 2015

When a workplace dispute arises, there are choices when selecting an avenue to resolve the conflict. The 86th Airlift Wing’s Alternative Dispute Resolution program offers mediation for dispute parties.



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Lifestyle & Health

Mark Your Calendar – Feb. 12, 2016

Events » Cupid’s Valentine Shop at the Ramstein Community Center offers custom gift baskets, balloon bouquets and unique gifts. Delivery to all bases in the KMC area will occur today to Sunday. » A wine expo sponsored by Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation and the Exchange will be held from 6 […]


Sports Shorts – Feb. 12, 2016

CYSS spring sports registration Registration for Child, Youth and School Services spring sports is open through Feb. 26. Sports available are: golf, ages 8 to 15; track and field, ages 8 to 15; tennis, ages 8 to 15; soccer, ages 5 to 15; t-ball, coach pitch, baseball and softball, ages […] - READ MORE...

Sembach students ‘stack’ the competition

Sports Shorts – Feb. 5, 2016

KMC members increase swim distances


Raiders compete for state title

The Kaiserslautern High School CyberPatriot team recently competed for their third straight state title. Should the teams finish in the top three positions within their tier, platinum, they will be able to compete for a regional title later this month. - READ MORE...

LEMS shows off their spelling skills

School Notes – Feb. 12, 2016

School Notes – Feb. 5, 2016