• William Hendricks, right, Headquarters U.S. Air Forces in Europe Armed Control and Counter Proliferation treaty compliance officer, roleplays as an inspector during a Conventional Armed Forces in Europe Inspection Exercise Dec. 6 on Ramstein Air Base. Ramstein exercises annually to ensure that it is in compliance with the treaty, which establishes that at any moment, any of the 30 countries can announce that they are giving 36 hours’ notice before inspecting Ramstein Air Base for combat capabilities such as combat aircraft.

    Maintaining post-Cold War treaty on Ramstein

    At any moment, any of 30 countries can announce that they are giving 36 hours’ notice before inspecting Ramstein. The 30 countries are Treaty of Conventional Armed Forces in Europe signatories, which was created to control the number of combat capabilities such as combat aircraft in Europe. To prepare for such an inspection, Ramstein conducted a CFE inspection exercise Dec. 6.

  • Senior Master Sgt. Daniel Stellabotte, 86th Dental Squadron dental operations superintendent, receives congratulations from his colleagues after being selected for promotion to the rank of chief master sergeant. Chief master sergeant corresponds with the pay grade E-9, and is the highest enlisted rank an Airman can attain.

    Climbing to the top: Ramstein congratulates new chiefs

    86th Airlift Wing leadership congratulated some of the Air Force’s newest chief master sergeants Dec. 6 on Ramstein Air Base. The chief-selects didn’t know they made the grade, and were delightfully surprised when the installation commander and command chief greeted them with their certificate of selection.

  • Paratroopers with the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, and German Air Force prepare to board a U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules Dec. 6 on Ramstein Air Base. The paratroopers participated in Operation Toy Drop 2017 to maintain their military free fall and jump master proficiencies. — Photo by Senior Airman Devin M. Rumbaugh

    NATO paratroopers jump for Toy Drop 2017

    ALZEY, Germany — U.S. Soldiers, Airmen and allied and partner nation forces came together to conduct the 5th Quartermaster Theater Aerial Delivery Company’s annual Operation Toy Drop Dec. 4 to 8.

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William Hendricks, right, Headquarters U.S. Air Forces in Europe Armed Control and Counter Proliferation treaty compliance officer, roleplays as an inspector during a Conventional Armed Forces in Europe Inspection Exercise Dec. 6 on Ramstein Air Base. Ramstein exercises annually to ensure that it is in compliance with the treaty, which establishes that at any moment, any of the 30 countries can announce that they are giving 36 hours’ notice before inspecting Ramstein Air Base for combat capabilities such as combat aircraft.

Maintaining post-Cold War treaty on Ramstein

At any moment, any of 30 countries can announce that they are giving 36 hours’ notice before inspecting Ramstein. The 30 countries are Treaty of Conventional Armed Forces in Europe signatories, which was created to control the number of combat capabilities such as combat aircraft in Europe. To prepare for such an inspection, Ramstein conducted a CFE inspection exercise Dec. 6.

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Holiday Crime Prevention

Holiday Crime Prevention

Christmas will be here in no time, and with that comes an increase in crime. To help prevent becoming a victim during the holiday season, the 569th U.S. Forces Police Squadron suggests these holiday safety tips to help prevent theft and break-ins.

Lifestyle & Health

Bedrock of readiness: Air Force Medical Home improves access to care and supports Airmen readiness

Bedrock of readiness: Air Force Medical Home improves access to care and supports Airmen readiness

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Air Force Medical Home is a patient-centered, team-based approach to delivering primary care to patients at Air Force health facilities. As with all aspects of the Air Force Medical Service mission, maintaining Airmen’s medical readiness and optimizing performance is the highest priority. To achieve this mission, the Air Force Medical Service is working to increase its health care capabilities, and provide greater levels of mission support to line commanders.

Sports

Sports Shorts — Dec. 15, 2017

Volleyball Officials Clinic & Practicum Tournament If you are interested in being certified or re-certifying as a volleyball official come out to the Officials Clinic & Practium Tournament Jan. 23 to 27. Clinic takes place Jan. 23 to 26, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m, at the Baumholder Education Center, […] - READ MORE...

Sports Shorts — Dec. 8, 2017

Sports Shorts — Dec. 1, 2017

Stuttgart turns back Ramstein for DoDEA championship 2017

Schools

Army Reserve Soldiers help Girl Scouts learn about robots

773rd Civil Support Team Soldiers took their survey robot to Sembach Middle School on Sembach Kaserne Dec. 4 to help the Girl Scouts earn their robotics patch. Sembach Juniors Troop 991 hosted the Army Reserve Soldiers for the afternoon. The three-person team demonstrated the capabilities and the functions of the […] - READ MORE...

USAG RP receives energy lesson from Green Boot experts

Holiday concert at KES

Education Notes — Dec. 15, 2017