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Photo by Airman 1st Class Jordan CastelanThe U.S. Air Forces in Europe Band prepares to deliver a performance inside the Conservatoire de Luxembourg Oct. 9 in Luxembourg City, Luxembourg. Air Force bands support the global Air Force mission by preserving national heritage, providing professional musical products and acting as ambassadors throughout their touring schedules and performances.

Air Force music ambassadors present concert

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Staff Sgt. Antonio Sixto, 86th Medical Operations Squadron NCO in charge of emergency responses, demonstrates how to apply a combat application tourniquet during a self-aid and buddy care hands-on class Oct. 7 on Ramstein.

Instructing to preserve life, limb, eyesight

Story and photo by Senior Airman Timothy Moore
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Self-aid and buddy care are intended to provide basic first-aid training to preserve life, limb and eyesight. The training is separated into two portions: computer-based and hands-on.

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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.

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Senior Airman Lloydon Balili, 86th Aerospace Medicine Squadron ophthalmic technician, uses an auto-refractor to determine a patient’s baseline prescription Sept. 30 on Ramstein. As U.S. Air Forces in Europe’s largest optometry clinic, they treat ID cardholders for anything from retraining physicals to school screenings.

Optometry office provides insight

Story and photo by Airman 1st Class Michael Stuart
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Not being able to see can mean the difference between life and death in the military. Aiming a weapon effectively, parachuting out of an aircraft or even patrolling the base would be incredibly difficult without a healthy set of eyes.

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Airman 1st Class Dillon Fowler, 86th Communications Squadron cable and antenna maintenance specialist, conducts an inspection of communication infrastructure Oct. 2 on Ramstein. Cable and antenna specialists are responsible for installing, maintaining and replacing critical assets that enable the free flowing stream of information throughout the KMC.

Extinguishing fires with communication

Story and photos by Airman 1st Class Jordan Castelan
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Trucks, high pressure hoses, engines, ladders, hard hats and a station dog are all essential tools to put out a fire, even those that don’t burn.

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Energy Action Month educates Airmen

Courtesy of Air Force News Service

October is Energy Action Month throughout the federal government, and in the Air Force, Energy Action Month is the centerpiece of the “I am Air Force Energy” campaign dedicated to educating Airmen on ways they can maximize their energy efficiency and mission effectiveness.

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U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Maria Pitrone (right), D Company, 457th Civil Affairs Battalion, 361st Civil Affairs Brigade, 7th Civil Support Command training NCO, guides her students as their syndicate coach during the NATO-accredited Civil-Military Cooperation Centre of Excellence CIMIC field worker course Sept. 23.

Civil affairs Soldiers learn from other countries

Story and photo by Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Chlosta
7th Civil Support Command, 21st Theater Sustainment Command

Three Army Reserve Soldiers from the 361st Civil Affairs Brigade, 7th Civil Support Command, 21st Theater Sustainment Command participated in a NATO-accredited Civil-Military Cooperation Centre of Excellence field worker course Sept. 15 to 26.

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Valerie Seitz, Family Advocacy outreach manager; Carmen Schott, sexual assault response 
coordinator; and Desiree Amby, sexual assault victim advocate, join forces for National 
Domestic Violence Awareness Month Sept. 24 on Ramstein. National Domestic Violence Awareness Month brings awareness to sexual assault occurring between partners and within marriages.

Family Advocacy, SARC join forces to raise awareness

Story and photo by Airman 1st Class Michael Stuart
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

The Family Advocacy Program and sexual assault response coordinators are two services within the Air Force to help with issues some may face. These two organizations have partnered up to raise awareness for domestic violence and make a difference in the KMC.

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Master Sgt. Etienne Tousignant, 86th Force Support Squadron career assistance adviser, talks to the first-term Airmen Sept. 23 in the First Term Airmen Center on Ramstein. Tousignant 
talks to the Airmen about the importance of their jobs and the impact they have on the Air Force mission. The CAAs offer many forums and assistance from retraining to transitioning into civilian life.

CAAs help build better Airmen

Story and photo by Airman Larissa Greatwood
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Whether an Airman wants the opportunity to retrain, become an effective supervisor or receive guidance through the informed decision seminar, the career assistance advisers at Ramstein offer many forums to address their needs.

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Photos by Michael StuartSupply journeymen from the 86th Logistics Readiness Squadron sort equipment and prepare for a contingency tasking Sept. 24 on Ramstein. To get ready for a contingency tasking, the 86th LRS pulls aircraft parts from a warehouse, stage it, conduct inventory and then get it ready for missions.

86th LRS supplies contingency tasking

       

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