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1st Combat Communications Squadron Airmen assist loadmasters

1st Combat Communications Squadron Airmen assist loadmasters

Story and photos by Airman 1st Class D. Blake Browning
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Airmen from the 1st Combat Communications Squadron along with 37th Airlift Squadron Airmen pack like pros to load a deployable navigational aid onto a C-130 April 15 on Ramstein.

“It’s not an everyday piece of equipment,” said Staff Sgt. Cory Martin, 1 CCS airfield systems supervisor. “The equipment barely fits into the C-130 so we have to work hand in hand a lot with the 37 AS to train regularly just because they don’t see that a lot.

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Take Note — April 28,2017

Events for retirees —  The 86th Airlift Wing Retiree Activities Office in conjunction with the KMC Retiree Council will be conducting a Retiree Spring 2017 Information Seminar 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday in Bldg. 2402 on Ramstein. The seminar will include briefings and question and answer sessions. If you […]

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Securing the ‘third runway’ in cyberspace

Securing the ‘third runway’ in cyberspace

by 86th Communications Squadron

The 86th Airlift Wing generates and employs air mobility and operates key Air Force power projection platforms. Less commonly known is that Team Ramstein also operates a power projection platform in cyberspace. You can’t see it, but Ramstein hosts a “third runway” where cyberspace operations occur daily over terrestrial and satellite communications links. This third runway is called the Air Force Information Network, or AFIN.

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Deployed-in-place – building resiliency

Deployed-in-place – building resiliency

by Tech Sgt. Darnell T. Cannaby
480th Intelligence Surveillance Reconnaissance Wing Public Affairs

Tackling how to normalize and strengthen resiliency for Airmen who never leave the battlefield because they may be involved in operations during the day and go home to see their daughter’s ballet recital is a striking paradigm. Deployed-in-place Airmen working in the intelligence community encounter these unique stressors that demand […]

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Painting a better community: Airmen and local nationals volunteer

Volunteers from Ramstein Air Base and the town of Schwedelbach work together to repair a public barbecue pavilion April 23 in Schwedelbach. Airmen and local nationals teamed up through the 86th Airlift Wing Host Nation Office’s Grassroots Program for single Airmen to repair and beautify a public facility. The program […]

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Staff Sgt. Martha Otto, 86th Logistics Readiness Squadron training manager, organizes equipment Feb. 21 on Ramstein. Otto fled her South Sudanese home at the age of seven in search of safety from Joseph Kony’s Lord’s Resistance Army and spent most of her childhood in a refugee camp. Today, she is passionate about sharing her perilous journey to help others.

The beaten path: An Airman’s 381-mile walk for refuge (Part II)

Story and photo by Staff Sgt. Nesha Humes
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Staff Sgt. Martha Otto’s excitement began to soar as a helicopter landed at Kakuma refugee camp in North-west Kenya, November 2000. The former South Sudanese refugee and recent 86th Logistics Readiness Squadron training manager survived gruesome attacks caused by Joseph Kony’s Lord’s Resistance Army, and waited anxiously for her and […]

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Conserve today, secure tomorrow

Conserve today, secure tomorrow

by Airman 1st Class Savannah L. Waters, 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

         

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Scintillators take second at StellarXplorers national finals

Scintillators take second at StellarXplorers national finals

by Ken Robinson
Kaiserslautern High School StellarXplorers

Kaiserslautern High School sent two teams over spring break to the StellarXplorers national finals. The all-expense paid trip to Colorado Springs, Colo., featured the top 10 high school teams in the nation. KHS’ top team, the Scintillators, took second place while their counterpart, “Buckets of Coleslaw,” captured the fifth spot.

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Garrison environmental office, students hike Sembach nature trail

Garrison environmental office, students hike Sembach nature trail

Story and photos by Mary Ann Davis
U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz Installation Management Command Directorate

What better way to learn about nature than to view it first hand?

That’s exactly what 25 Sembach Middle School students did April 12 with the help of U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz Directorate of Public Works Environmental Office and local forest masters when the group hiked a nature trail to celebrate Earth Day.

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Mark Your Calendar – April 28, 2017

KMC Events » The city of Kaiserslautern will sponsor its annual 11th Kaiserslautern Classics June 16 and 17. Motorists owning vehicles older than 20 years can present them in the vintage vehicle display. To register, email silke.walter@kaiserslautern.de or call 0631-365-3423. KMC Onstage KMC Onstage is located in Bldg. 3232 on Kleber […]

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