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Keep your smile, wear a mouth guard

by Staff Sgt. Robert Wood 86th Dental Squadron

As daylight gradually stretches longer into the evenings and homework time is soon replaced with outdoor sports, there are a few things which can dampen the magic and freedom of summertime. For example, knocking out a tooth or experiencing a concussion is a surefire way to spend time on the sidelines.

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Community Corner – May 22, 2015

Airman & Family Readiness Center For more information or to sign up for a class, call the Airman & Family Readiness Center at 480-5100. MONDAY » Closed for Memorial Day TUESDAY » Reintegration briefing: 9 to 11 a.m., IDRC » Intro to German: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., A&FRC » Pre-deployment briefing: 1 to […]

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Europe Regional Medical Command Exceptional Family Member Program director Leslie Garcia shows what one year's worth of EFMP family travel requests look like when filed.  

New system reduces EFMP processing time, paperwork

Story and photo by Ed Drohan Europe Regional Medical Command Public Affairs

SEMBACH KASERNE, Germany — Processing Exceptional Family Member Program family travel request cases used to take weeks and involved file cabinets filled with paperwork, but not anymore.

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Airmen look at their course handouts as Michael DeJacomo, a mobile training team instructor with the 312th Training Squadron, conducts a lecture during a Fire Officer III certification course May 13 on Ramstein. Eighteen firefighters from across U.S. Air Forces in Europe gathered for the 10-day advanced fire protection course which began May 4.

Ramstein hosts advanced fire protection course

Photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Hehnly

Airmen look at their course handouts as Michael DeJacomo, a mobile training team instructor with the 312th Training Squadron, conducts a lecture during a Fire Officer III certification course May 13 on Ramstein. Eighteen firefighters from across U.S. Air Forces in Europe gathered for the 10-day advanced fire protection course which began May 4.

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Photo by Staff Sgt. Warren W. Wright Jr.
Best Warrior candidates work as a team to navigate a wall obstacle May 12 during the medical simulation portion of the 2015 Best Warrior Competition held May 10 through 14 at Camp Aachen. First-place warriors in junior officer, noncommissioned officer and junior Soldier categories will compete in the U.S. Army Europe BWC.

TSC names this year’s ‘Best Warriors’

by Sgt. Maj. Michael Pintagro 21st Theater Sustainment Comman Public Affairs

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — An enthusiastic gathering of leaders, fellow Soldiers and event cadre honored the 21st Theater Sustainment Command’s 2015 “Best Warriors” during a ceremony May 14 at the Grafenwoehr Physical Fitness Center.

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KMC Notices and Events – May 22, 2015

Closures • The KMC Housing Office will be closed Monday in observance of Memorial Day. • The 86th Medical Group’s Ramstein Clinic will be closed on the following U.S. holidays and mandatory training days: Monday, June 2, 12 and 16; July 3, 6, and 9 (7 a.m. to 1 p.m.); Aug. 13 […]

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KMC Blotter – May 22, 2015

MAY 12 10:30 a.m.: A major traffic accident was reported in Kaiserslautern. 4:30 p.m.: A major traffic accident with injuries was reported in Landstuhl. 7:29 p.m.: A major traffic accident was caused by drunken driving in Weltersbach-Steinwenden. 8:12 p.m.: A major traffic accident with injuries was reported in Landstuhl. MAY […]

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Air Force leaders issue Memorial Day message

Courtesy of Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

WASHINGTON — Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III send the following Memorial Day message to the Airmen of the U.S. Air Force and their families:

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A Security Forces Airman teaches a child hands-on self-defense during a display held in honor of National Police Week.

KMC honors National Police Week

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

In 1962, in honor of fallen law enforcement members, President Kennedy declared May 15 as National Peace Officer Memorial Day and the week in which that day falls on, as National Police Week.

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U.S. Air Force and Army service members light a candle to honor the memories of deceased children during the Kindergraves memorial service May 16 in Kaiserslautern. Representatives from Ramstein and the host nation serve as co-chairs for the Kaiserslautern Kindergraves Memorial Foundation which maintains open communication with families, preserves historical archives, conducts ceremonies and provides oversight to site maintenance.

KMC remembers children at Kindergraves ceremony

Story and photos by Senior Airman Jonathan Stefanko 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

U.S. service members gathered alongside German community members to honor 451 children who passed away during the years 1951 to 1971 as part of the Kindergraves memorial service May 16 in Kaiserslautern.

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