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Community Corner – July 31, 2015

Airman & Family Readiness Center For details 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 » Understanding TSP: 9 to 10 a.m., A&FRC Tuesday […]

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Photo by Airman 1st Class Larissa Greatwood
Airmen form up after Ramstein’s second tri-wing run of the year July 23 on Ramstein. Events like these help bring the installation together and collectively work on fitness and resilience. The regularly scheduled tri-wing run is one of the few times where all three wings on Ramstein come together to form Team Ramstein.

Wings stay fit to fight, hold tri-wing run

Airmen form up after Ramstein’s second tri-wing run of the year July 23 on Ramstein. Events like these help bring the installation together and collectively work on fitness and resilience. The regularly scheduled tri-wing run is one of the few times where all three wings on Ramstein come together to form Team Ramstein.

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Soldiers from the British army's 19th Tank Transport Squadron secure an M-88 tracked vehicle onto a British army heavy equipment trailer during a heavy equipment transport interoperability test at Coleman Barracks in Mannheim July 24.

21st TSC conducts interoperability tests on heavy transport trucks

Story and photos by Greg Jones 21st Theater Sustainment Command Public Affairs

MANNHEIM, Germany — A multinational and multiorganizational team led by the 21st Theater Sustainment Command conducted a critical test of heavy transport trailers from three different nations July 24 at Coleman Barracks in Mannheim. This test verified the feasibility of transporting heavy U.S. tracked vehicles across European highways.

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U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Liz Wszalek, 932nd Force Support Squadron manpower and personnel flight commander (right), and German Capt. Andreas Feld, Bundesakademie für Sicherheitspolitik, Federal Academy for Security Policy, personnel officer, guard an entry control point during the International Junior Officer Leadership Development Course July 22 on Ramstein. The curriculum included international leadership, team building, cultural diversity, military officership, international relations and cross-cultural mobilization issues. Instructional activities included classroom lectures, small group discussions, a field exercise and structured social activities.

435th SFS teaches NATO allies base security

Photos by Senior Airman Damon Kasberg

U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Liz Wszalek, 932nd Force Support Squadron manpower and personnel flight commander (right), and German Capt. Andreas Feld, Bundesakademie für Sicherheitspolitik, Federal Academy for Security Policy, personnel officer, guard an entry control point during the International Junior Officer Leadership Development Course July 22 on Ramstein. The curriculum included international leadership, team building, cultural diversity, military officership, international relations and cross-cultural mobilization issues. Instructional activities included classroom lectures, small group discussions, a field exercise and structured social activities.

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Hundreds of walkers from all over the world walk along a path during the 99th annual Four Days Marches near Nederasselt, the Netherlands, 
July 24. Military and civilian participants walked between 30 and 50 km each day through a different part of the Netherlands as part of this event.

TSC Soldiers take on ‘Nijmegen 4 Daagse’

Story and photo by Sgt. 1st Class Alexander A. Burnett 21st Theater Sustainment Command Public Affairs

The annual Nijmegen “Vierdaagse,” the Four Days Marches, in the Netherlands is an event regional marching enthusiasts and service members, among others, look forward to all year. For some, it is a chance to prove their strength and resiliency. For others, it is a chance to join thousands of other marchers in the world’s largest walking event and earn a coveted ribbon. Regardless of the reason, everyone must complete his or her individual distance — and 30 to 50 km a day is no small feat.

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Photo courtesy of United Launch Alliance
A Delta IV Medium+ (5, 4) rocket, carrying the seventh Wideband Global Satcom satellite aboard, lifts off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., July 23.

Seventh WGS satellite launch successful after weather delay

by James Spellman, Jr. Space and Missile Systems Center Public Affairs

LOS ANGELES AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — Five o’clock in the “City of Angels” typically signals the end of a day’s hard work. It’s a time when most Los Angeles metropolitan area commuters pile on to the freeways and the Metro Rail system, returning to their homes during the long summer evening.

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Airmen and civilians attend the Armed Forces Communications-Electronics Association’s technology exposition July 20 on Ramstein. Over 65 companies participated in the two-day event to show the technologies available that may aid the military in completing their mission.

AFCEA hosts tech expo on Ramstein

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

The Armed Forces Communications-Electronics Association Chapter 158 and U.S. Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa A6 hosted a technology exposition July 20 and 21 on Ramstein to allow Airmen and civilians to see the latest technologies available.

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Photo by Airman 1st Class Larissa Greatwood
Senior Airman Allen Cherry, 86th Aerospace Medicine Squadron public health technician, inspects meat patties June 29 at the meat distribution center on Ramstein. Cherry was officially announced one of the 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year on July 27.

Cherry on top of AF career

by Senior Airman Timothy Moore 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Air Force officials recently announced the 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year for 2015, and for the second year in a row, Ramstein Air Base is home to one of the Air Force’s best.

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KMC Events and Notices – July 31, 2015

Closures • In an effort to better serve the beneficiaries of the 86th Medical Group, the Ramstein Clinic will forecast its closures due to U.S. holidays and mandatory training days as follows: Aug. 13 (MDG Training Day, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.); Sept. 10 (MDG Training Day, all day). This forecast […]

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KMC Blotter – July 31, 2015

JULY 22 8:48 a.m.: A major traffic accident with injuries was reported in Kaiserslautern. JULY 23 1:57 a.m.: A medical emergency was reported on Ramstein. 11:50 a.m.: A major traffic accident with injuries was reported in Landstuhl. 5 p.m.: A major traffic accident was reported on Ramstein. JULY 24 5:20 […]

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