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Capt. Mary Bordelon, 37th Airlift Squadron flight commander and Exercise Thracian Spring 17 mission commander talks with Master Sgt. Momchil Kostov, Bulgarian Special Operations 1st Battalion, 68th Brigade special warfare personnel, March 15 at Plovdiv Regional Airport, Bulgaria. Bordelon visited the drop zone team to watch the team execute the first personnel drop for the two-week exercise. The U.S. Air Force’s forward presence in Europe allows Airmen to work with our Nato allies and partners, to develop ready air forces capable of maintaining regional security

Ramstein Airmen, Bulgarian air force spring into exercise

Story and photo by Staff Sgt. Nesha Humes 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

PLOVDIV, Bulgaria — Airmen from the 86th Airlift Wing and 435th Contingency Response Group joined the Bulgarian air force to kick off Exercise Thracian Spring 17 in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, March 14.

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Red Cross staff and volunteers pose for a photo at Red Cross Day March 11 at the Kaiserslautern Military Community Center. The event was part of the campaign to promote the American Red Cross and to raise awareness about its mission in Europe as well as to inform people about Red Cross programs and upcoming events.

The American Red Cross: Serving those who serve

by Phyllis Cohn American Red Cross Regional Prom Director

The American Red Cross is one of the most well-known emergency response organizations in the world. Polls show that the Red Cross ranks at the top as one of the most recognizable brands among large, high-profile organizations.

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Military and civilian members bow their heads in prayer during National Prayer Breakfast March 13 on Ramstein. The event saw attendance from all branches of the military, and from people of various religious backgrounds. The 86th Airlift Wing Chaplain Corps hosted the interdenominational event.

National Prayer Breakfast unites community

Story and photos by Airman 1st Class Joshua Magbanua 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Military and civilian members from around the community gathered at the Ramstein Officers’ Club early in the morning March 13 to celebrate more than 200 years of religious freedom.

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KMC Blotter – March 24, 2017

MARCH 13 2:36 a.m.: Mutual assault and destruction of government property on Vogelweh Family Housing. 9:25 a.m.: Self-harm ideation in Ramstein-Miesenbach. 2 p.m.: Assault on Ramstein. 4:29 p.m.: Larceny of unsecured government and private property on Ramstein. 10:32 p.m.: Fleeing the scene of a minor traffic collision in Kaiserslautern. MARCH […]

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KMC Notices and Events – March 24, 2017

Town center closes The Weilerbach town center will be closed for traffic from Monday until April 22. Motorists should follow the detour signs and obey the “do not park” signs. Blood drive The Armed Services Blood Program-Europe will be conducting the following blood drives: Monday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. […]

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Ramstein celebrates strength through history

Ramstein celebrates strength through history

Story and photo by Senior Airman Jonathan Bass 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Approximately 30 Team Ramstein members gathered at the Ramstein Enlisted Club March 14 to honor and celebrate Women’s History Month.

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A Bulgarian military paratrooper removes his parachute at the drop zone during Exercise Thracian Spring 17 at Plovdiv Regional Airport, Bulgaria, March 15. Drop zones are thoroughly surveyed in advance and inspected before every drop in order to ensure a safe landing for personnel or cargo. More than 60 Airmen from Ramstein participated in combined air operations with the Bulgarian military to strengthen relationships while building their nations’ joint military capabilities.

In the zone: Bulgarian military, Ramstein Airmen execute personnel drops

Photos by Staff Sgt. Nesha Humes, 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

A Bulgarian military paratrooper removes his parachute at the drop zone during Exercise Thracian Spring 17 at Plovdiv Regional Airport, Bulgaria, March 15. Drop zones are thoroughly surveyed in advance and inspected before every drop in order to ensure a safe landing for personnel or cargo. More than 60 Airmen from Ramstein participated in combined air operations with the Bulgarian military to strengthen relationships while building their nations’ joint military capabilities.

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Sembach community leaders listen to a brass quintet rehearse at the U.S. Army Europe Band and Chorus Headquarters. U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz held a community relations tour to acquaint the leaders with local U.S. missions, while strengthening partnerships at Sembach Kaserne March 14.

USAG RP, local mayors strengthen partnerships

Story and photos by Mary Ann Davis Installation Management Command

U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz officials met with local mayors and civic leaders from the Sembach area to foster relationships and strengthen partnerships during a community relations tour March 14 on Sembach Kaserne.

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Senior Enlisted Advisor, 21st Theater Sustainment Command, Command Sgt. Maj. Alberto Delgado provides closing remarks during the final mock briefing to the NCO’s attending the “Not in My Squad” workshop March 17 at Armstrong’s Club on the Vogelweh Housing Complex.

Team 21 spearheads ‘Not in my Squad’ campaign

Story and photo by Brittany Jones 21st Theater Sustainment Command Public Affairs

Thirty-eight 21st Theater Sustainment Command Soldiers participated in the “Not in my Squad” workshop March 15 to 17 at Armstrong’s Club on the Vogelweh Housing Complex.

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Sgt. Maj. Bobby White, left and Sgt. Justine Westbrook, both from the 361st Civil Affairs Brigade, play a Russian version of Scrabble for practice during their four-day class to learn Russian March 15 on Daenner Kaserne. Seven Army Reserve Soldiers — from the 361st Civil Affairs Battalion headquarters in Kaiserslautern and its down trace unit, the 457th Civil Affairs Battalion in Grafenwoehr — attended the class, taught by Defense Language Institute.

7th MSC Civil Affairs Soldiers learn Russian language basics

Story and photos by Lt. Col. Jefferson Wolfe 7th Mission Support Command Public Affairs

Seven 7th Mission Support Command Soldiers spent a week learning Russian.

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