Archive for January, 2014


Sports

Service members use cardio machines at the Ramstein Northside Fitness Center Jan. 16. The fitness center recently implemented new hours, allowing people to get a late-night workout.

Midnight burn at Northside Fitness Center

Photos by Senior Airman Damon Kasberg

           

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Sports

Little league champions honor Kingfish champions

Courtesy of Jodi Johnson

Everyone knows how important teamwork is in baseball. What many don’t realize is that it’s important in an individual sport such as swimming, too. The Kaiserslautern Kingfish know that and recently had the Little League World Championship organization recognize them and their proven teamwork.

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Health

Photo by Phil A. Jones
Katie Finn, a physical therapy intern from Temple University, helps kick off the Leaner LRMC Challenge by leading participants in a quick workout during the Jan. 21 kick-off ceremony.

Hospital downsizes with Leaner LRMC Challenge

by Chuck Roberts
Landstuhl Regional Medical Center Public Affairs

Landstuhl Regional Medical Center began a “staff reduction” Jan. 21. No one lost their job, but approximately 270 military and civilian staff members participated in an event to drop a few pounds and adopt healthier lifestyles during the Leaner LRMC Challenge.

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Schools

Baumholder to host Children of Alcoholics Awareness Week

by U.S. Army Garrison Baumholder Army Substance Abuse Program

U.S. Army Garrison Baumholder’s Army Substance Abuse Program will host Children of Alcoholics Awareness Week Feb. 9 to 15 to help raise awareness of the risk factors and long-term trauma of alcohol abuse on children and families.

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Schools

High school students attend a model UN conference in Prague

by Stewart Coard
Ramstein High School

Students from Ramstein, Baumholder, Vicenzia and Patch American high schools visited Prague recently to debate in a simulation of the United Nations with other students from all over the world.

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Schools

Courtesy photo

Oral health: Teach your child early

by Master Sgt. Lisan Burñey
86th Dental Squadron

Develop oral health practices with your baby early, and you will set in motion healthy dental habits that will last a lifetime.

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News

On a white board under the heading “My best move to end sexual violence is,” family member Jade Lovett writes “to educate people and inform them that sometimes your idea of ‘flirting’ isn’t theirs! Don’t cross that line,” during a joint Army and Air Force sexual assault and awareness photo and information booth Jan. 23 at the Kaiserslautern Military Community Center on Ramstein.

There’s no room for sexual violence

Photos by Elizabeth Behring

   

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News

Officer RIF board to offer voluntary separation pay

by Debbie Gildea
Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs

The Air Force will convene an officer reduction in force board June 16 to evaluate eligible officers for retention, Air Force Personnel Center officials said Monday. Officers who meet the RIF board and are not selected for retention must separate by Jan. 31, 2015.

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News

Life without a BSC

Life without a BSC

by Lt. Col. Juan M. Ramirez
U.S. Air Force Biomedical Sciences Corps

Have you ever given thought as to what life on base would be like without your friendly neighborhood Biomedical Sciences Corps officers? My guess would be no (unless you’re a BSC), but I suspect in order to contemplate the question or to understand how your life would be affected, you’d need a bit more background on the the BSC.

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News

Photo by Jim VarhegyiPal bearers from the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard fold the flag draped over the the casket of Brig. Gen. Robinson "Robbie" Risner during his internment ceremony Jan. 23 at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va. Risner was the Air Force's 20th ace, and he survived seven and a half years of captivity as a prisoner of war in Hoa Lo Prison during the Vietnam War.

AF lays to rest ‘American hero’

by Staff Sgt. David Salanitri
Air Force Public Affair Agency, Operating Location

Friends, family members, political leaders, former prisoners of war and service members paid their respects as an Air Force Ace was interred at Arlington National Cemetery Jan. 23.

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