Archive for September, 2013


Sports

The U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa woman’s soccer team coach watches as the team plays during the Headquarters Allied Air Command Indoor Football Championship. The HQ AIRCOM overall championship tournament consists of eight sports. Football closed out the 2013 tournament.

NATO forces compete in football championship

Photos by Senior Airman Jose L. Leon

               

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Lifestyle

Photo by Stefan LayesThe Ramstein Farmers Market will be set up in the center of town from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Stores offer Sunday shopping from 1 to 6 p.m.

Ramstein farmers market highlights regional, fresh products

by Petra Lessoing
86th Airlift Public Affairs

The Rheinland-Pfalz Agricultural Chamber from Kaiserslautern will sponsor its annual farmers market Sunday in Ramstein-Miesenbach.

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Features

Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Stanley Allen, U.S. Army NATO Brigade chaplain, speaks about the importance of spiritual fitness as a key component of the overall Comprehensive Soldier Fitness plan during a breakfast gathering at the Sembach Community Activity Center. Service members and civilians from Sembach tenant units attended the event.

US Army NATO Brigade holds spiritual fitness breakfast

Story and photo by Sgt. 1st Class John S. Wollaston
U.S. Army NATO Public Affairs

Think of Comprehensive Soldier Fitness as a three-legged stool. For a soldier to be at his or her best, all three legs of the stool need to be solid. One weak link and the overall well-being of the Soldier could collapse.

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Sports

Airmen from the 86th Mission Support Group participate in a competitive game of dodge ball during the 2013 Mission Support Group Sports Day Sept. 18 on Ramstein. Airmen took time to focus on the physical and social core concepts.

Airmen develop team-building skills, work on physical fitness during 86th MSG Sports Day

Photos by Airman 1st Class Michael Stuart

           

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Schools

Carrots, rice, pasta and chicken are what’s for lunch Sept. 17 at Vogelweh Elementary School. Children are given healthy choices for lunch to help curb childhood obesity.

Healthy lunches a ‘measure’ of good taste

Story and photos by Senior Airman Hailey Haux
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

The school year has begun and children throughout the KMC are getting healthier choices to eat for lunch.

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Features

Cpl. Caitlin Thompson, a reservist with the 450th Military Police Squadron, receiving treatment for injuries sustained while deployed to Kuwait, spends time with Tank, a 2-year-old black Labrador retriever, during a Pets and Warriors visit Sept. 18 at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center. The PAW program allows volunteers and their pets to visit wounded warriors and other patients in the hospital to boost their morale.

A warrior’s best friend

Story and photo by Airman 1st Class Holly Mansfield
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

When military members are deployed, they don’t always have the opportunity to have man’s best friend with them during hard times.

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Features

Courtesy photo

‘I am Air Force Energy’ campaign kicks off

Courtesy of Air Force Civil Engineer Center

October, Energy Action Month, provides an opportunity for Airmen to learn more about the impact of energy to the Air Force’s mission as part of a national campaign led by the Department of Energy.

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News

Col. Darren Werner, commander of 16th Sustainment Brigade, 21st Theater Sustainment Command, leads a discussion about team building during a command team training event held at the Rheinlander Club Sept 6.

Task Force Deeds conducts command team training

Story and photo by Sgt. April York
16th Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs, 21st Theater Sustainment Command

Commanders and first sergeants with the 16th Sustainment Brigade, 21st Theater Sustainment Command, joined together to conduct command team training at the Rheinlander Club Sept. 5 and 6.

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Features

Airman 1st Class Thomas Smith, who works as a broadcast journalist with the 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs Office on Ramstein, has been an Air Force broadcaster since 
March 2011.

Broadcasting: through the lens

Story and photo by Airman 1st Class Michael Stuart
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Broadcast journalism is a tool used to inform the public on who, what, when, where, why and how the members of the Air Force complete the mission.

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News

Photo by Bernd MaiStaff Sgt. Derek Hillmer, 720th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company, crosses the finish line wearing a 75-pound bomb suit during Baumholder’s 9/11 Remembrance Run Sept. 11.

USAREUR commander visits Baumholder, remembers 9/11

by Ignacio “Iggy” Rubalcava
U.S. Army Garrison Baumholder Public Affairs

Baumholder’s monthly 5 kilometer runs carry a specific theme, but the run on Sept. 11 had a very special meaning attached to it.

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