Marco Lorenz, a civilian security forces instructor assigned to the 86th Security Forces Squadron, demonstrates how to forcefully remove someone from a vehicle during a Tactical Combatives Course Feb. 12 on Ramstein.

KMC service members train in tactical combatives

Story and photos by Sgt. 1st Class Alexander A. Burnett

The Modern Army Combatives Program has seen multiple revisions in the past several months. The program went from a four-stage training curriculum with Combatives Levels 1-4, to a three stage with Basic Combatives Course, Tactical Combatives Course and Combatives Master Trainer Course.

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Step up, step in: What is a line of duty determination?

by Staff Sgt. Ryan Crane
U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa Public Affairs

During the last five years the Air Force notified the families of 232 Airmen that their son or daughter died.

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Photo by Maj. Dale Greer 
Aerial porters from the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Contingency Response Group load a pallet of red blood cells and frozen plasma onto a C-130J Super Hercules from Ramstein 
Oct. 10, 2014, at Leopold Sedar Senghor International Airport in Dakar, Senegal. The aerial porters are part of Joint Task Force-Port Opening Sengal, an air cargo hub that’s funneling humanitarian supplies and equipment into West Africa in support of Operation United Assistance, the U.S. Agency for International Development-led, whole-of-government effort to respond to the Ebola outbreak there.

Air Force Ebola support winds down

by Capt. Sybil Taunton
U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa Public Affairs

After more than four months of continuous airlift support to Operation United Assistance, the U.S. Air Force is winding down efforts in Senegal, Monrovia and Liberia.

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KMC Blotter – Feb. 27, 2015

FEB. 18 1:30 p.m.: Larceny of private and government property was reported in Düsseldorf. 1:31 p.m.: An attempted breaking and entering was reported in Kaiserslautern. 7:31 p.m.: A major traffic accident with injuries was reported on Landstuhl. FEB. 19 11 p.m.: An assault was reported on Ramstein. FEB. 20 4:50 a.m.: An Eagle Eyes incident was reported in Kaiserslautern. 6 a.m.: A […]

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File photoCustomers wishing to visit the German-American Community Office in Kaiserslautern can easily find it by locating the fish across from the Kaiserslautern city hall.

GACO turns 12, forges German-American bonds

Courtesy of German-American Community Office

The German-American Community Office observed its 12th anniversary Feb. 19.
The office, located across from the city hall in Kaiserslautern, has established itself as the contact point for all questions pertaining to members of different nations living together.

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Countries devote month to celebrate black history

by Daisy Jones-Brown
14th Flying Training Wing SAPR coordinator

Black History Month, or National African-American History Month, is an annual celebration of achievements by black Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of African-Americans in United States history.

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Master Sgt. David Hough, 435th Air Mobility Squadron contingency airfield manager, speaks to the crew of a C-130J Super Hercules as it approaches a runway Feb. 5 in Elefsis, Greece. The 435th Air Ground Operations Wing’s Contingency Response Group is implementing a new landing zone program that will allow members of CRG to prepare landing zone operations, from picking the location to actually providing limited air traffic control.

CRG Airmen train during Stolen Cerberus II

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

Airmen from the 435th Air Ground Operations Wing’s Contingency Response Group trained as landing zone safety officers during Stolen Cerberus II Feb. 2 to 14 in Elefsis, Greece.

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RAB kicks off AFAF campaign

by Staff Sgt. Leslie Keopka
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

The Air Force Assistance Fund kicks off its campaign Monday on Ramstein, and it will last through April 10.

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KMC notices & events

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

February 26, 2015 ×
A parade participant interacts with a crowd member during the Fasching parade in Ramstein-Miesenbach.

Ramstein celebrates 64th annual Fasching parade

Photos by Senior Airman Timothy Moore


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