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Community Corner – April 29, 2016

Airman & Family Readiness Center For more information or to sign up for a class, call the Airman & Family Readiness Center at 480-5100. MONDAY » Transition GPS Workshop: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., A&FRC » Ramstein Spouses Orientation: 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., A&FRC » Capstone event: 8 to 11 a.m., A&FRC […]

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An instructor from the 435th Security Forces Squadron removes a weapon from a Humvee April 11 on Ramstein. The Airmen practiced for scenarios they might encounter during deployment.

435th CRG trains deployment tactics

Photos by Staff Sgt. Armando Schwier-Morales
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Sgt. James Gross, 3rd Infantry Division, guides a vehicle into position on a train car at Coleman Work Site, Mannheim, while “Deutsche Bahn,” meaning “German Rail,” members look on.

Rotational forces to Europe laud EAS improvements, garrison support

Story and photo by Stefan Alford U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz Public Affairs

The recent spring-break week saw people traveling to popular destinations such as Miami, Daytona and Panama City, Florida; South Padre Island, Texas; Rhine Ordnance Barracks; and Coleman Work Site, Mannheim.

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Each year, wreaths are placed at the Kindergraves in Kaiserslautern’s cemetery during the annual Kindergraves memorial ceremony.

Kindergraves ceremony scheduled for May 14

by Jodi Corey German-American and International Women’s Club Kaiserslautern

One of the sweetest and strongest signs of friendship between Germany and America happened in Kaiserslautern. From 1952 to 1971, approximately 451 American infants who died at birth or shortly after at the American military hospital in Landstuhl or at nearby civilian hospitals were buried in the Kaiserslautern main cemetery, Waldfriedhof, adjacent to Daenner Kaserne.

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Do not underestimate German beer

by Tech. Sgt. Angelina Manby 86th Airlift Wing Safety Office

One of the many joys of living in Germany is the opportunity to sample a variety of German beer. Those who are connoisseurs have probably had wheat beers such as the “Weizenbier” or “Hefeweizen,” pale beers such as “Altbier” or “Pilsener,” or dark beers such as “Bock” or “Dunkles.”

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The National Airborne Operations Center's aircraft taxis down the flightline April 19 on Ramstein. The NAOC is designed to provide an airborne, survivable platform for key personnel to conduct war operations in the event of a nuclear attack.

NAOC refuels at Ramstein

Photo by Airman 1st Class Lane Plummer
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KMC Notices and Events – April 29, 2016

Closures • The Ramstein radiology department will be closed today for mandatory system upgrades. All radiology exams will be performed at the Landstuhl radiology department located on the first floor of LRMC, near the emergency room. For more information, call 314-590-5280 or 06371-9464-5280. • The Ramstein Education Center will be closed today […]

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KMC Blotter – April 29, 2016

APRIL 18 8:55 a.m.: Minor traffic accident without injuries and fleeing the scene of an accident near Kaiserslautern. 8:46 p.m.: Child neglect reported to the KMC law enforcement desk. APRIL 19 2:40 a.m.: Suspicious activity reported to the Ramstein law enforcement desk. 8:30 a.m.: Major traffic accident without injuries in […]

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Bryan Mason, 86th Force Support Squadron recreations assistant, puts a computer together for the new Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics Center of Innovation April 14 on Ramstein.

‘STEMming’ from greatness: New educational facility opens

Story and photo by Airman 1st Class Lane Plummer 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

A new educational building, funded by a science, technology, engineering and mathematics grant received last year, opened to the public April 21 on Ramstein.

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Senior Airman Devonte Jenkins, 786th Civil Engineering Squadron heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration journeyman, uses a weed whacker around his working area during a base-cleanup day Nov. 3, 2015, on Ramstein. Airmen and civilians around Ramstein cleaned around the base to maintain a clean working environment.

786th CES to host annual base-cleanup day

by Master Sgt. James Ming 786 Civil Engineer Squadron

First impressions leave a lasting mark. The pride we show in how we take care of our work and living spaces creates an immediate and lasting impression. This May, we are going to set aside a few hours to ensure the unspoken messages are the ones we intend to send.

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