Photo by Sgt. Daniel ColeMaj. Gen. Richard C. Longo, deputy commander of U.S. Army Europe, speaks to U.S. and Estonian soldiers during a ceremony marking the start of land forces exercises. The general retired Tuesday after serving the Army for 34 years.

General says goodbye to USAREUR

by Maj. Gen. Richard C. Longo
U.S. Army Europe deputy commander

I have proudly served the U.S. Army and the American people as an Army officer for 34 years. Within those years I have raised a wonderful family, met courageous and inspiring people, and gained personal and professional fulfillment from this profession.

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7th CSC Soldiers mentor KSF HAZMAT Unit

by Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Chlosta
7th Civil Support Command Public Affairs

Soldiers from the 7th Civil Support Command’s 773rd Civil Support Team helped the Kosovo Security Force’s Civil Protection Regiment HAZMAT Company build a nuclear, biological and chemical detection equipment storage room here and develop standard operating procedures for the room, July 6 to 19.

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76th AS enables diplomacy in the 21st century

by Lt. Col. Dan Mangan
76th Airlift Squadron commander

Though World War I is historically called “The Great War,” its stories, lessons and anniversaries are often overlooked or forgotten — left in the shadows of other more “glorious” or more recent wars.

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Wanted: Airmen selfie videos

Courtesy of Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

Do you have a unique story about the path that led you to the Air Force? Are you proud of your job and how it impacts the bigger Air Force mission? Do you work in an exceptional unit? If so, the Air Force wants to hear from you.

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Maj. Edward Brown, 21st Theater Sustainment Command, speaks with Naini Robinson, Kaiserslautern Soldier For Life Transition Assistance Program counselor, during a visit to the Kaiserslautern Soldier For Life Transition Assistance Program Center July 14.

New name, new mission for Army transition program

Story and photo by Dijon Rolle
U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz Public Affairs

Helping retiring and separating Soldiers manage their transition back into civilian life is the Army Career Alumni Program’s core mission, but this time it’s the program itself that’s undergoing a major change.

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Acting VA secretary outlines problems, actions taken

Courtesy of a Department of Veterans Affairs news release

In testimony before the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs July 15, Acting VA Secretary Sloan D. Gibson outlined serious problems regarding access to health care and key actions the department has taken to get veterans off waiting lists and into clinics.

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KMC notices & events

Important notices and events for the Kaiserslautern Military Community in Germany. Updated weekly.

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Photo by Airman 1st Class Jordan CastelanHonor guardsmen assigned to the 496th Air Base Squadron perform during a change of command ceremony that was held recently at Moron Air Base, Spain. Moron Air Base is a geographically separated unit falling under the 
86th Operations Group, which operates and maintains an airfield that supports C-130, KC-10 and KC-135 variants alongside Navy and Marine operated aircraft. The airfield is also operated in cooperation with the Spanish air force and their fighter aircraft.

86AW’s little place in Spain

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Tech. Sgt. Edwin Huertas, 86th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron population engineer NCOIC, and Senior Airman Ridge Rozier, 86th AMXS hydraulics specialist, take a cover off a C-130J Super Hercules June 7 on Ramstein. Members of the 86th AMXS work round the clock to ensure aircraft are mission ready at all times.

Blue Knights keep Ramstein in flight

Story and photo by Senior Airman Holly Mansfield
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

At a moment’s notice, Airmen of the 86th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron provide combat-ready C-130J Super Hercules, designated visitor aircraft and equipment.

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KMC Blotter – July 25, 2014

JULY 15 5 a.m.: Larceny of private property was reported in Queidersbach. 5 p.m.: An arson and stolen U.S. Army Europe license plate were reported in Bruchmühlbach-Miesau. 8:28 p.m.: A major traffic accident was reported in Gerhardsbrunn. 9:14 p.m.: A major traffic accident was reported in Landstuhl. JULY 16 2:55 a.m.: Drunken driving was reported […]

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