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Twelve newly inducted noncommissioned officers recite the Creed of the Noncommissioned Officer during an NCO induction ceremony Aug. 15 at the Tiger Theater on Sembach Kaserne.

‘Always Ready’ battalion hosts NCO induction ceremony

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

It is a crucial moment in a Soldier’s career — a step that transitions them from troops to leaders. It is the moment they become noncommissioned officers. One battalion recognized Soldiers from throughout the KMC for their entrance into the NCO corps with a ceremony.

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British Air Training Corps Detachment Warrant Officer Mathew Craigs, 224th ATC, calls a group of more than 40 British cadets to attention Aug. 14 in front of the Kisling Noncommissioned Officer Academy on Kapaun. The cadets from England, Wales and Northern Ireland took part in the event that immersed them into the life of a U.S. Air Force NCO attending the Kisling NCOA.

British cadets visit Kisling NCO Academy

Story and photo by Airman 1st Class Jordan Castelan
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

More than 40 British Air Training Corps cadets visited the Kisling NCO Academy to garner knowledge about the Air Force lifestyle and education system.

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Sgt. Bajram Peci (left), leader decontamination station, 1st Platoon, HAZMAT Company, Civil Protection Regiment, Kosovo Security Force, removes a chemical protection suit from Staff Sgt. Wendell Reeder, survey team chief, 773rd Civil Support Team, 7th Civil Support Command, during a Defense Threat Reduction Agency-sponsored preparedness partnership exercise Aug. 20 on Panzer Kaserne.

7th CSC CBRN Soldiers train Kosovo HAZMAT Company

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

Soldiers from the 7th Civil Support Command’s 773rd Civil Support Team trained four soldiers from the Kosovo Security Force’s HAZMAT Company, Civil Protection Regiment, during a Defense Threat Reduction Agency-sponsored preparedness partnership exercise Aug. 12 to 22 on Panzer Kaserne in Kaiserslautern.

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Photo by Senior Airman Damon KasbergAirmen of the 435th Security Forces Squadron participate in a ruck march Aug. 15 on Ramstein. The event started with a run from Pulaski Barracks to Ramstein and ended with a march to their newly completed complex. The 12.2-kilometer event commemorated the 435th SFS’s heritage, stemming back to the 786th SFS at Sembach Kaserne. The 435th SFS not only deploys around the world in support of a variety of operations, they also play a vital role in training other security forces members in advanced tactics and procedures.

435th SFS march home

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Photo by Senior Master Sgt. Lee HooverChief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody speaks to an audience of current, former and retired Airmen at the Air Force Sergeants Association Professional Airmen’s Conference in Jacksonville, Florida.

CMSAF discusses ‘way ahead’ for Airmen

by Rich Lamance
Air Force News Service

The Air Force’s top enlisted leader focused on the future force, the new enlisted evaluation system and professional development during the Air Force Sergeants Association Professional Airmen’s Conference here Aug. 19.

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Boots to Business comes to Ramstein

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

The Ramstein Airman & Family Readiness Center is bringing in a new course Tuesday that will better prepare Airmen and their families with transitioning into the civilian lifestyle.

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KMC Blotter – Aug. 29, 2014

AUG. 21 10:15 p.m.: Failure to control pet was reported in Schopp. AUG. 22 12:15 a.m.: Self-harm and drunk and disorderly conduct were reported in Kaiserslautern. 8:37 p.m.: A sexual assault was reported on Sembach Kaserne. AUG. 23 4 a.m.: A major traffic accident with injuries was reported in Mehlingen. 3:23 p.m.: An attempted self-harm […]

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Airman 1st Class Keith Martineau, 786th Civil Engineer Squadron electrical systems journeyman, and Tech. Sgt. Jason Howland, 786th CES NCO in charge of exterior electrical systems, check the circuit in a streetlight before repairing it Aug. 15 on Ramstein. The night operations crew repaired and replaced more than 500 lights during a three-week effort.

Airmen light path to a safer base

Story and photo by Airman Larissa Greatwood
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

With the winter months coming up fast and the hours of daylight gradually shortening, a three-man team from the 786th Civil Engineer Squadron spent July 7 to 25 repairing and replacing streetlights to enhance safety and visibility during the darker hours on Ramstein.

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Responsible Airmen: Dorm ban on alcohol lifted

by Brig. Gen. Patrick X. Mordente
86th Airlift Wing commander

As many of our Airmen at Ramstein were told Wednesday at several town halls, after careful deliberation, I decided to rescind the general order banning alcohol in the dormitories effective immediately.

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Housing office works to reduce four-week backlog

Housing office works to reduce four-week backlog

by Senior Airman Armando A. Schwier-Morales
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

The KMC Housing Office on Vogelweh recently took steps to reduce a four-week backlog for customers.
The backlog, a combined Housing and Furnishings Management Office issue, began with 21 unfilled employee vacancies, an increase of approximately 3,000 customers over the past year, and computer problems.

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