Sgt. 1st Class John Hickman, 409th Contracting Support Brigade, unpacks files in the new 409th CSB headquarters location in Sembach.

409th CSB relocates to Sembach

Story and photo by Rachel Clark
409th Contracting Support Brigade

The 409th Contracting Support Brigade is moving its headquarters operations to Sembach Kaserne.

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Watch out for these ‘vampires’ in your home!

Courtesy of the 86th Civil Engineer Squadron

They’re called vampire electronics. They suck energy even when turned off and can drive up the energy bills of unwary consumers. Although this eerie-sounding term can result in chilling home energy bills, the solution is not that scary. To keep energy bills down and consumption in check, the key is to identify the electronic culprits and drive a stake through their power-hungry hearts.

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LEAD town hall set for Dec. 10

Courtesy of the 86th Force Support Squadron

The U.S. Air Force Academy has a program designed for motivated enlisted Airmen eager to earn a world-class education and commission: Leaders Encouraging Airman Development.

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KMC Blotter – Oct. 31, 2014

OCT. 21 1 p.m.: An aggravated assault and larceny of private property were reported in Winnweiler. OCT. 22 6:58 a.m.: A major traffic accident with injuries was reported in Kaiserslautern. 9:30 a.m.: Damage to private property was reported in Weilerbach. 4:39 p.m.: A major traffic accident with injuries was reported in Kaiserslautern. 7:48 p.m.: A […]

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Joint travel regs determine changes

by Senior Airman Timothy Moore
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

On Oct. 1, the Joint Federal Travel Regulation Volume 1 and the Joint Travel Regulation Volume 2 merged into one regulation now called the Joint Travel Regulations.

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Courtesy photoSenior Airman Giovanni Pinzon (top left), former 86th Munitions Squadron conventional maintenance crew chief, lounges outside a hostel common area with friends after a recent trip to Copenhagen, Denmark. Pinzon is an advocate of frequent travels as a way to increase morale.

Airmen moving up, moving out, moving on

by Senior Airman Jordan Castelan
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

There are many different ways people can leave the nest: some people plan for years, some make a sudden jump and some are forced out.

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Photo by Airman 1st Class Jordan CastelanTrunks of cars are lined with Halloween decorations and candy at Donnley Park for the 2013 Halloween Trunk-or-Treat event on Ramstein. Trick-or-treating in the Ramstein and Vogelweh family housing complexes and the annual trunk-or-treat with carnival games will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Donnelly Park.

Help keep princesses, monsters safe; Halloween times announced

by Airman Larissa Greatwood
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

This time of year, ghouls, goblins and witches appear. In the KMC, the 86th Force Support Squadron has an evening of festivities planned.

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Photo by Sgt. Daniel ColeSenior U.S. military leaders, German dignitaries and former wounded U.S. service members turn the first shovels of earth Oct. 24 to mark the start of construction of the Rhine Ordnance Barracks Medical Center that will replace Landstuhl Regional Medical Center and the Ramstein Air Base Clinic.

Groundbreaking ceremony marks new medical center

by Chuck Roberts
Landstuhl Regional Medical Center Public Affairs

The last time ground was broken for a major military medical center in Europe was 1951 when Germany and other nations were still recovering from the devastation of World War II.

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KMC notices & events

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

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The 86th Security Forces Squadron conducted “Shoot, Move, Communicate” training Oct. 10 on Ramstein. The training is applicable to any high-risk situation, including but not limited to hostage scenarios and fire fights.

Defenders shoot, move, communicate through training

Story and photos by Airman 1st Class Michael Stuart
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

If an unfortunate event occurs on base, such as an active shooter, there needs to be some sort of protection for the public. The 86th Security Forces Squadron is that line of defense on Ramstein.
The 86th SFS is responsible for protecting the people, resources and property on Ramstein 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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