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European agricultural pests pose threat to US farmers

by Robert Szostek
U.S. European Command Customs Public Affairs

Europe is home to many agricultural pests that are not found in the United States, and soil is a natural hideout for them. This is why cleaning anything that collects dirt before you send it stateside is so important. These pests can cause great damage to the U.S. farming economy.

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Army Reserve Staff Sgt. Johnny Sarabia, a member of the 209th Digital Liaison Detachment (Forward), hugs his wife, Claudia, for the first time in over four months Oct. 7 during a redeployment ceremony for 28 Army Reserve Soldiers from the 7th Civil Support Command’s 209th DLD (FWD) and the 406th Human Resources Company, as they arrived from missions supporting Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan, Kuwait and other Middle Eastern countries.

7th CSC Soldiers redeploy from Operation Enduring Freedom

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

Twenty-eight Army Reserve Soldiers redeployed from missions supporting Operation Enduring Freedom across the Middle East to the warm hugs and embraces of family, friends and loved ones Oct. 7.

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Retirees honored on Retiree Appreciation Day, every day

by Senior Airman Timothy Moore
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

The KMC Retiree Council and the 86th Airlift Wing Retiree Activities Office hosted Retiree Appreciation Day Wednesday at the Ramstein Officers’ Club.

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World Energy Day

by the 86th Civil Engineer Squadron

Oct. 22 has been declared World Energy Day, which demonstrates the importance of society’s choices regarding energy policies, energy production, energy use and the environment.

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KMC Blotter – Oct. 17, 2014

OCT. 7 8:08 a.m.: A major traffic accident was reported in Kaiserslautern. 8:15 p.m.: An assault was reported in Reuschbach. OCT. 8 4:20 a.m.: Drunken driving and a major traffic accident were reported in Ramstein-Miesenbach. OCT. 9  7:35 p.m.: A major traffic accident was reported in Einsiedlerhof. 10:30 p.m.: A minor traffic accident and failure […]

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EUCOM, KMC rehearse increased FP condition

by 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

The force protection condition was raised Thursday morning in the U.S. European Command area of responsibility, including all military installations in the the KMC. The increased force protection posture will last until the afternoon today.

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Telling Weldon’s story

by Sgt. 1st Class John S. Wollaston
10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command Public Affairs

“Saying goodbye to someone that was a friend, a co-worker, a Soldier you were entrusted to mold and develop is one of the hardest things a leader ever has to do — especially in a situation that didn’t involve that person being in harm’s way. And it never gets easier no matter how many times you have to go through it.”

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Airman 1st Class Christopher Torres, 86th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron dedicated crew chief, delivers a speech to shopmates after releasing a C-130J Super Hercules with a black letter designation Oct. 7 on Ramstein. A black letter designation indicates that an aircraft is operating under ideal circumstances and has no outstanding mechanical issues or due inspections.

AMXS Airman launches perfect C-130J

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

On Oct. 7, Airman 1st Class Christopher Torres, 86th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron dedicated crew chief, released a C-130J under black letter conditions, which indicates that the specific aircraft is operating without any discrepancies, due inspections or maintenance problems.

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Joint terminal attack controllers from the 2nd Air Support Operations Squadron take part in Serpentex 2014 Sept. 15 to 26 in Mont-de-Marsan, France. Serpentex was the seventh annual French air force-hosted multinational close air support exercise with more than 700 members from Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Slovenia, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States working together.

Airmen take part in exercise Serpentex

Story and photo by Tech. Sgt. Amin Momna
4th Air Support Operations Group

A mixture of total force Airmen participated in the seventh annual French air force-hosted multinational close air support exercise, Serpentex, Sept. 15 to 26 in Mont-de-Marsan, France.

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KMC notices & events

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

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