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Photo by Airman 1st Class Jordan CastelanA line forms Monday outside the front entrance of the recently renovated Chili’s restaurant on Ramstein. The 86th Force Support Squadron welcomed the crowd with a ribbon cutting ceremony and prizes for a few lucky Airmen.

Newly renovated Chili’s now open

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521st AMOG changes command

521st AMOG changes command

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Celebrating National Women’s Equality Day

by Master Sgt. Rachel Arter & Senior Master Sgt. Yvonne Davis
569th U.S. Forces Police Squadron & 2nd Air Postal Squadron

Although my father would try and explain this to me, it was difficult to comprehend that there was a time when women in the United States did not have the same rights as men. Growing up I always saw myself as an equal. After all, I was paid the same as my male counterparts and was able to vote shortly after my 18th birthday.

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Airmen from different nations dine at the International Dining Facility at Headquarters Allied Air Command Aug. 13 on Ramstein. Until recently, an escort was required along with several days of processing time to dine at the facility. The change came after a desire was expressed to offer a new dining facility and a multinational experience.

NATO opens kitchen to all

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

A Greek, an American, a German and their dependents walked up to the bar — a salad bar. The NATO compound International Dining Facility recently opened its doors to all personnel with access to Ramstein Aug. 6, offering vegetables, drinks and other food.

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KMC Blotter – Aug. 22, 2014

AUG. 12 4:10 a.m.: A minor traffic accident was reported in Rodenbach. AUG. 13 5 p.m.: A threat or hoax designed or intended to cause panic or public fear was reported on Landstuhl. 5:34 p.m.: A major traffic accident was reported on Ramstein. 9:30 p.m.: A major traffic accident was reported in Nonnweiler. 8:25 p.m.: […]

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Photo by Senior Airman Timothy MooreTeam Ramstein Airmen discuss the arrangement of flowers to be planted outside the Ramstein Child Development Center’s newest building Aug. 16. The addition will allow more children to be enrolled at the Ramstein CDC.

CDC increases space for children

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

The 86th Force Support Squadron Child Development Center on Ramstein opened an annex Monday close to their current CDC facilities to allow room for more children.

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Festival attendees leave the Nature One festival grounds at 6 a.m. Aug. 2 inside the former Pydna Missile Base, Germany. Day One of the German dance music festival saw major international entertainers drawing in an expected 72,000 attendees.

How I learned to stop worrying and love the beat

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

Europe has been known to suffer horribly depressing winters, and it comes as no surprise that many inhabitants look forward to the glorious relief of summer. Why is summer so fantastic in Europe? What makes it so magical? After nearly completing my tour here I believe I have found the answer: summer festival season.

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Maj. Gen. John F. Wharton (right), U.S. Army Sustainment Command commanding general, passes the 405th Army Field Support Brigade colors to Col. Todd S. Bertulis, 405th AFSB commander, at a change of command ceremony Aug. 7 on Daenner Kaserne in Kaiserslautern.

405th AFSB holds change of command, responsibility ceremony

Story and photo by Steven J. Stanfill
405th Army Field Support Brigade Public Affairs

Col. Todd S. Bertulis and Command Sgt. Maj. Stanley O. Richards accepted the 405th Army Field Support Brigade command team reins from Col. Christopher J. Roscoe and Command Sgt. Maj. Bryan D. Kroontje during a change of command and change of responsibility ceremony Aug. 7 at the Kaiserslautern Community Activity Center on Daenner Kaserne in Kaiserslautern.

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Photo by Airman 1st Class Kenny HolstonThe first U.S. Air Force C-130J to be assigned to the Ramstein Air Base fleet taxies under pressured water from two Ramstein fire trucks during a celebration ceremony April 7, 2009. The J-model landed on Ramstein for the first time during a ceremony held to not only honor the arrival of the new aircraft but also a new era in operations for the 86th Airlift Wing.

C-130 celebrates 60 years of flying

by Senior Airman Timothy Moore
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

It was Aug. 23, 1954, when the prototype YC-130 took off for its inaugural flight from Lockheed Air Terminal — now Bob Hope Airport — in Los Angeles County, California.

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KMC notices & events

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

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