Archive for June, 2012


Features

Warrior Day wraps up Wingman Week

Warrior Day wraps up Wingman Week

by Airman 1st Class Trevor Rhynes
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Members of Team Ramstein competed in multiple events for the warrior day challenge June 22 on Ramstein.

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News

Exercise Saber Strike 2012 comes to a close

Exercise Saber Strike 2012 comes to a close

by Capt. Greg Jones
21st Theater Sustainment Command Public Affairs

After two weeks of intense training, about 2,000 troops from eight
nations began to pack up and head home from five locations spread across
Estonia and Latvia as exercise Saber Strike 2012 came to an official
close following ceremonies in Tapa, Estonia and Adazi, Latvia. The
troops left having made new friends, learned new techniques and
developed the confidence needed to better operate together in upcoming
deployments to Afghanistan.

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Sports

Incentive program promotes a healthy lifestyle

by Airman 1st Class Hailey Haux
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

The Southside, Northside and Vogelweh fitness centers are offering an
Incentive Program to emphasize total fitness and promote healthy
lifestyles.

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Lifestyle

Altstadt turns into party zone July 6 to 8

Altstadt turns into party zone July 6 to 8

by Petra Lessoing
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Kaiserslautern

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Lifestyle

Families enjoy drifting fest July 8

Families enjoy drifting fest July 8

by Petra Lessoing
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

The Otterberg forestry office and the communities of Hochspeyer,
Frankenstein and Waldleiningen will sponsor, in cooperation with local
associations, the annual

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Features

Ramstein Airman reaches for clouds, lands incentive flight

Ramstein Airman reaches for clouds, lands incentive flight

Story and photo by Tech. Sgt. Chad Thompson
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Many children have dreamed of being a pilot. They spend hours imagining
what it

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Features

Wounded working dogs receive skilled care

Wounded working dogs receive skilled care

by Col. Bob Vogelsang
U.S. Army Public Health Command

By now, most everyone knows that the warriors in Afghanistan consist of
both the human and K-9 kind. Military working dogs have been with
service members since day one of the current contingency operations and
will likely be there until the last.

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Features

LRMC ophthalmology, optometry keep future clearly in sight

by Sgt. Tina Villalobos
Landstuhl Regional Medical Center

People who do not require vision correction rarely experience the
inconvenience of diminished sight except, perhaps, when having their
eyes dilated during an examination. The immediate and disorienting
effect of diminished vision makes us recognize the importance of our
eyesight.

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Features

Staying in Germany with new electronic residence title cards

Over the years, retirees desiring to stay in Germany had to obtain a
residency permit and, once approved, the local German authorities
(Ausländeramt) would stamp their American passport.

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Features

Retiring in Germany? What should you do?

If you wish to retire in Germany and are no longer associated with the
U.S. military, you will lose your SOFA status and consequently will
become a tourist. A regular U.S. citizen can stay in Germany for 90 days
without requiring a residence permit. You will fall under this category
as soon as you retire. 

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