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Airmen pump up C-130 capabilities

by Airman Larissa Greatwood
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

On Aug. 12, the 37th Airlift Squadron conducted “Wet Wing” training, which enables C-130 airframes to have the capability to defuel with four engines running as opposed to two. Defueling is when an aircraft is sent to a location to refuel other aircraft.

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Volunteers make history for 50th Ramstein Welfare Bazaar

Volunteers make history for 50th Ramstein Welfare Bazaar

Courtesy of the bazaar publicity coordinator

The 50th Ramstein Welfare Bazaar is right around the corner, and almost 100 percent of the bazaar workforce are volunteers. Would you like to help? All the volunteer teams have a lot of fun, and there is something for everyone.

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Photo by Airman 1st Class Jordan CastelanU.S. Army Stryker infantry carrier vehicles convoy across the flightline during operations in support of Steadfast Javelin II Sept. 3 on Ramstein. The exercise featured a number of dynamic events designed to challenge multinational forces in airborne operations, conventional warfare scenarios, as well as stability and defensive operations, and support of civil authorities operations.

Stryker infantry carrier vehicles convoy across Ramstein’s flightline

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Four officer AFSCs by year group will not meet October RIF board

by Debbie Gildea
Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs

Line of the Air Force officers in four Air Force specialty codes by year group are no longer scheduled to meet the fiscal year 2015 Force Management Reduction in Force board slated for Oct. 1.

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Photo by Senior Airman Hailey HauxRoger Lewentz, Rheinland-Pfalz minister of the interior, visits the Rhine Ordnance Barracks Medical Center construction site, adjacent to Ramstein Air Base, with Lt. Gen. Tom Jones, U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa vice commander, and Brig. Gen. Patrick Mordente, 86th Airlift Wing commander, Sept. 2. Jones hosted Lewentz on his official visit to meet with senior U.S. Air Force leaders and learn about the strategic importance of the Air Force’s mission in Europe. The State of Rheinland-Pfalz is home to Ramstein and Spangdahlem air bases, and once completed, the ROBMC will serve as the region’s premier U.S. military medical center.

Minister of interior visits Ramstein

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Letter to Airmen: RAND study

by Gen. Mark A. Welsh III
Chief of staff of the U.S. Air Force

Many of you have recently been invited to participate in the 2014 RAND Military Workplace Study.

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KMC Blotter – Sept. 12, 2014

SEPT. 3 9:16 p.m.: An aircraft lasing incident was reported east of Ramstein-Miesenbach. SEPT. 4 4 p.m.: A dog bite was reported in Homburg. SEPT. 5 3 a.m.: Drunken driving was reported in Kaiserslautern. 3:50 p.m.: Shoplifting was reported on Ramstein. 10:27 p.m.: A domestic assault was reported in Reichenbach-Steegen. SEPT. 6 12:35 a.m.: Drunken driving […]

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Photo by Senior Airman Holly MansfieldArmy and Air Force service members start a bubble soccer game Sept. 5 on Ramstein. The first Combined Federal Campaign, officially called CFC, was started in 1964. It was conducted in six cities and allows federal employees to donate to charities of their choice to better their communities.

CFC kicks off with Air Force win

by Senior Airman Holly Mansfield
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

This year’s Combined Federal Campaign-Overseas kicked off Sept. 5 with an Army vs. Air Force bubble soccer game.

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Photo by Staff Sgt. Ryan CraneLt. Gen. Darryl Roberson, 3rd Air Force commander, passes the 603rd Air and 
Space Operations Center guidon to Col. Michael Webb, 603rd AOC commander, during a change of command ceremony Sept. 4. Webb was previously assigned to U.S. 
Special Operations Command as a strategic planner. Col. Jeff Marker, outgoing 
603rd AOC commander, will retire with his wife in Boise, Idaho, after 27 years of 
service.

Col. Webb takes command of 603rd AOC

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What do you do after a traffic accident?

What do you do after a traffic accident?

by Staff Sgt. Joel Reyes
569th U.S. Forces Police Squadron

The 86th Airlift Wing recently created a step-by-step traffic accident information pamphlet for use in the unfortunate event you are involved in a traffic accident on- or off-base.

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