Archive for July, 2013


Sports

Photo by Senior Airman Hailey HauxAyden Veale, son of Chief Master Sgt. Gay L.C. Veale, 521st Air Mobility Operations Wing 
command chief, gets fitted for his mouth guard during the annual weekend sports guard clinic July 20 on Ramstein.

Sports guard clinic protects patients from injury

by Rachel Kersey
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

The Ramstein Dental Clinic hosted the annual sports guard clinic July 20 on Ramstein.

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Lifestyle

Photo by Senior Airman Caitlin GuinazuLt. Col. Jason Dudjak, U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa Expeditionary Operations Branch chief, poses next to his bike July 23. Dudjak will make a 425-mile trip, biking from Ramstein to the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin. Dudjak has trained four months for this five-day trip. He will bike 60 to 100 miles each day and will be hosted in guest houses along the way for rest and recuperation. Although Dudjak has traveled through Germany over the course of his tour, his hope is to experience the country at a slower pace and get the chance to interact with the locals. The road trip begins Aug. 4. Visit the Ramstein Air Base Web page to view photos and track his progression throughout his journey.

Biking to Berlin

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Schools

Vogelweh CDC reopens

by Senior Airman Hailey Haux
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

After more than two years of renovations, the Vogelweh Child Development Center has had upgrading to its carpeting, flooring, wall panels, fire-suppression system and more, creating a better quality of life for the children at their home away from home.

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Lifestyle

Photo by Senior Airman Caitlin GuinazuA hallway display is seen here at the Ramstein Airman & Family Readiness Center July 19. The A&FRC provides 
activities and services for KMC members to advance and adapt to the military way of life.

A&FRC provides support for Airmen

by Airman Dymekre Allen
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

The Ramstein Airman & Family Readiness Center provides activities and services for members of the KMC to advance and adapt to the military way of life and promote self-sufficiency to strengthen the community.

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Lifestyle

Photo by 1st Sgt. Michael EldredA combined team from Landstuhl Regional Medical Center and U.S. Army Public Health Command Region-Europe march alongside approximately 40,000 marchers participating in the second day of the International Four Days Marches Nijmegen in Holland.

LRMC team earns award in grueling, four-day march

Story courtesy of Nijmegen team members

Since November 2012, a small team of dedicated Soldiers have been crawling out of bed in the early hours two to three times a week to march with each other at times over 25 miles. This sacrifice was in preparation for one of the most arduous and intensely celebrated annual events of modern times — the International Four Days Marches Nijmegen.

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News

Customs warns of violations

Authorized U.S. citizens in Germany receive a variety of goods and products through the military postal system from family, friends and online retail companies in the states. The majority of the mail received is processed and made available to customers without interruption.

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Schools

Agencies work to bolster vet, family education outcomes

by Karen Parrish
American Forces Press Service

Several government agencies are working on initiatives to improve educational success rates for service members, veterans and their families, senior Department of Veterans Affairs and consumer protection officials told lawmakers today.

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Health

AF takes swift action against sexual assault

AF takes swift action against sexual assault

by Maj. Gen. Margaret Woodward
Headquarters Air Force Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office

It’s not an overstatement to say the past many years have been challenging for those in the military working to prevent sexual assault and sexual trauma. However, for those who’ve been victimized it has been much worse, and we should never forget that.

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Features

86th VRS equipped, ready!

86th VRS equipped, ready!

Photos by Senior Airman Aaron-Forrest Wainwright and Airman 1st Class Michael Stuart

Airmen from the 86th Vehicle Readiness Squadron repair the cab on a de-icer truck July 17 on Ramstein. Ramstein comes equipped with the only VRS in the Air Force. This unique squadron is responsible for more than 1,800 vehicles and stands ready to repair the largest fleet in the Air […]

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Features

Air Force, Navy and Army NCOs answer questions during the Joint Professional Development Seminar July 18 at Ramstein’s Hercules Theater. The seminar was conducted to encourage service members to continue to stay committed to their respective branches of service.

Seminar motivates heroes to continue to serve

Story and photo by Airman Dymekre Allen
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

The Joint Professional Development Seminar was conducted July 18 at the Hercules Theater. The event brought together Airmen, Soldiers and Sailors to help renew service members’ commitment to the military force and to motivate service members to have the courage to continue to be the heroes of the nation.

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