Students listen to a lecture during a Boots 2 Business class Sept. 29 on Ramstein. B2B is a two-day workshop and an optional eight-week online course aimed at providing entrepreneurship training to service members transitioning out of the military and wanting to start a business.

B2B bridges transition to civilian world

Story and photos by Staff Sgt. Sharida Jackson 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Each year thousands of service members separate or retire from the military. Many of them start another career or go back to school.

October 8, 2015 ×
How heat works in the KMC

How heat works in the KMC

by the 86th Civil Engineer Squadron

Our district heat network produces hot water and distributes it to base buildings to provide heat through radiators. During the summer months, so little heat is needed that most of the system is deactivated.

October 1, 2015 ×

Top 10 reasons vehicles fail inspection

by 86th Vehicle Readiness Squadron

From cracked windows to auto decals, here are the top 10 reasons your vehicle may fail inspection.

October 1, 2015 ×
Courtesy photo
Shoppers check out items offered at the Ramstein Bazaar in September 2014.

It’s time to shop: Ramstein Bazaar is here

Courtesy of the Ramstein Bazaar

The Ramstein Bazaar has been a staple event at Ramstein Air Base since 1965 — more than half century. Since its inception, the bazaar has been the place to find one-of-a-kind treasures.

September 17, 2015 ×

86th FSS hosts 51st Ramstein Bazaar

Courtesy of the Ramstein Bazaar

The Ramstein Bazaar has been a part of the military culture for those stationed in Europe since 1965. If you’ve ever been assigned to a base or post in Germany, Belgium, England, Italy or somewhere else in Europe, chances are you’ve attended or at least heard of this shopping extravaganza.

September 10, 2015 ×
Religious affairs specialists from across the Kaiserslautern area play a game of volleyball during an anniversary celebration of the Chaplain Corps July 29 on Pulaski Barracks.

Chaplain Corps, families celebrate 240 years

by Staff Sgt. Warren W. Wright Jr. 21st Theater Sustainment Command Public Affairs

Upon assuming command of the Continental Army in Cambridge, Mass., Gen. George Washington was able to count a total of 15 chaplains already serving within the 23 regiments around Boston. Then, on July 29, 1775, the Continental Congress gave chaplains their first official recognition, marking the birthdate of the Chaplain Corps.

August 6, 2015 ×
Senior Airmen Giselle Toro (left) and Tristen Geray, 37th Airlift Squadron loadmasters, prepare for a U.S. and Bulgarian air force formation flight July 14 over Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Loadmasters are responsible for the proper loading of cargo onto an aircraft and ensuring passengers are safe and comfortable during travel.

Expeditionary Airmen carry AF mission load

by Senior Airman Nicole Sikorski 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Hours before propellers turn and wheels leave the ground, one group of Airmen are the first pair of boots to step forward in the mission.

July 30, 2015 ×
Retired Maj. James M. Beckworth, a 25-year veteran who served with the 3rd Infantry Division among other organizations, visits with Sgt. Cory Divens of the 3rd Infantry Division at Rhine Ordnance Barracks July 15.

Veteran of postwar occupation returns to Kaiserslautern

Story and photos by Ronnie Schelby 21st Theater Sustainment Command Public Affairs

A veteran of the post-World War II occupation returned to his former offices on Panzer Kaserne and Rhine Ordnance Barracks, as well as the scene of his marriage and much of his youth.

July 23, 2015 ×
Participants place their hands over their hearts during the National Anthem prior to the start of the 2015 Viking Challenge at the Pulaski Park track July 17, 2015. The Viking Challenge is a 24-hour run/walk-a-thon that raises money for various organizations in the Kaiserslautern Military Community (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Sharida Jackson)

Viking Challenge comes to KMC

Photos by Staff Sgt. Sharida Jackson

Participants place their hands over their hearts during the national anthem prior to the start of the 2015 Viking Challenge July 17 at the Pulaski Park track. The Viking Challenge is a 24-hour run and walk-a-thon that raises money for various organizations in the KMC.

July 23, 2015 ×

Airman brings 21st century to AF

by Airman 1st Class Tryphena Mayhugh 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Many Airmen have the opportunity to implement changes and find better procedures within their workplace, but few are able to upgrade their unit to the extent one Airman has, and he was honored for his dedication.

July 23, 2015 ×