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AF begins testing phase for women in combat roles

by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs Command Information

WASHINGTON — In April, the Air Force began conducting physical evaluations required to explore opening the last six career fields that are currently closed to women.

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Photos by Staff Sgt. Warren W. Wright Jr.  
Medical professionals from the 212th Combat Support Hospital, 30th Medical Brigade, conduct a wisdom tooth extraction during a live exercise, LIVEX, April 20, at the Miesau Army Depot. Patients volunteered to have their surgeries conducted in the field so that Soldiers from the 212th CSH could practice performing medical procedures in a field environment.

212th CSH Soldiers run full field hospital during LIVEX

Story by 21st Theater Sustainment Command Public Affairs Office

Soldiers from the 212th Combat Support Hospital, 30th Medical Brigade, 21st Theater Sustainment Command, conducted a wide range of medical operations in a field environment April 13 through 21, during a live exercise, LIVEX, at Miesau Army Depot.

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Staff Sgt. Yza Jones, 21st Operational Weather Squadron weather forecaster, reviews weather patterns on Vogelweh.

21st OWS realigns under ACC

Story and photo by Senior Airman Nicole Sikorski 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

The 21st Operational Weather Squadron has been realigned to move from U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa to Air Combat Command.

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Photo by Staff Sgt. Armando A. Schwier-Morales 
Senior leaders from the Mauritanian air force listen to Col. Steven Edwards, 435th Contingency Response Group commander, April 22 on Ramstein. The visit is just one of many events designed to strengthen and build partnerships between the U.S. and its allies.

Mauritanian senior leaders visit 86th AW, 435th AGOW

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Photo by Scott M. Ash
Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James talks to members of the Air Staff who lined the Arnold Corridor in recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month in the Pentagon, April 20.

AF top leaders hold event for Sexual Assault Awareness, Prevention Month

by Senior Airman Hailey Haux 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs Command Information

Airmen gathered in the Pentagon with the Air Force’s top leaders for a ‘chalk walk’ to raise awareness about sexual assault, April 20.

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KMC Notices and Events

Closures • The KMC Housing Office and the Furnishing Office will be closed today and May 14 due to official German holidays. They will also be closed May 25 in observance of Memorial Day. • The 86th Medical Group’s Ramstein Clinic will be closed from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 14 […]

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KMC Blotter – May 1, 2015

APRIL 21 1 p.m.: A major traffic accident with injuries was reported in Hohenecken. APRIL 22 6 p.m.: A major traffic accident with injuries was reported in Kaiserslautern. APRIL 23 2:19 p.m.: A major traffic accident with injuries was reported in Kaiserslautern. 5 p.m.: The theft of a motor vehicle […]

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U.S. and Polish military members hold flags as a C-130J Super Hercules assigned to the 37th Airlift Squadron performs a grass-strip landing at Powidz Air Base, Poland, April 10.

US, Polish air force fly toward brighter future

Story and photos by Senior Airman Jonathan Stefanko 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

  POWIDZ AIR BASE, Poland — Air Force members left Powidz Air Base, Poland, April 17 after completing bilateral training with the Polish air force. The training featured two C-130J Hercules from the 37th Airlift Squadron, two C-130H aircraft from the 302nd Airlift Wing and military personnel from around Europe. “Flying in […]

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Recognizing the volunteer force

by Lt. Col. Thomas Ausherman 86th Force Support Squadron commander

The elimination of the draft in 1973 marked the beginning of an all-volunteer force in the U.S. military, but that’s not the volunteer force I would like to address.

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Photo by Airman 1st Class Taylor Queen
Airmen and members of the U.S. Agency for International Develop-ment and the Los Angeles County Search and Rescue team, offload relief supplies for victims of the earth-
quake in Katmandu, Nepal, April 28. The Air Force, members of the USAID, the Los Angeles  County Search and Rescue team and five search and rescue dogs, transported relief supplies to provide assistance to the men and women in Nepal.

Air Force provides additional support in Nepal

by Master Sgt. Lesley Waters Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs Command Information

The Air Force continues its support of the disaster relief operations in Nepal with the arrival of a second C-17 Globemaster III, in response to an earthquake that rocked the country April 25.

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