Archive for February, 2014


News

Airman 1st Class Rashad Spann, 786th Civil Engineer Squadron electrical technician, repairs a street light Feb. 20 on Ramstein. Spann is one of many first-term Airmen who use the core values during their day-to-day tasks so they can excel in their careers.

786th CES first-term Airman powers up KMC

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

Fresh into the military, a first-term Airman might not know how they personally impact the base mission. Learning how something as simple as putting in a bulb fits into not only the day-to-day tasks at Ramstein, but also to service members deploying, can shine a light on an Airman’s place in the Air Force.

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News

Airman 1st Class Drake Griffin, 86th Communications Squadron honor guardsman, holds an American flag during practice 
Feb. 19 on Ramstein. The base honor guard trains constantly to perfect their skills and maintain readiness for ceremonies.

Delivering peace, honoring a legacy

Story and photos by Senior Airman Jonathan Stefanko
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Standing motionless with eyes forward, she begins to see tears in the crowd as they stare back at her. Clearing her mind of the surroundings, she focuses on her training, anticipating what will come next.

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News

Soldiers with Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command conduct low-level air picture interface training with their Czech counterparts during a bilateral partnership exercise Feb. 19 at Rhine Ordnance Barracks.

10th AAMDC Soldiers forge partnership with Czech air defenders

Story and photo by Capt. Royal Reff
10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command Public Affairs

In U.S. European Command and U.S. Army Europe, theater security cooperation is a cornerstone of military operations. That multinational cooperation includes increasing militaries’ interoperability, strengthening national partnerships and building partner military capacity.

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Commentary

Leadership is a contact sport

by Maj. Nick Petren
569th U.S Forces Police Squadron/CC

We are approaching the time of year where Fasching celebrations occur in many towns and cities in the local area, including Ramstein-Miesenbach and Kaiserslautern. This annual event is a pre-Lenten carnival, during which celebrants don creative costumes to chase away the evil spirits of winter in preparation for spring.

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News

Military saves week encourages fiscal fitness

by Amaani Lyle
American Forces Press Service

Now in its eighth year of partnership with America Saves Week, the Defense Department’s Military Saves Week began Tuesday to help service members achieve financial security, flexibility and confidence, a Pentagon official said in a telephone news conference here Monday.

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Blotter

KMC Blotter – Feb. 28, 2014

FEB. 18 2:15 p.m.: Driving under the influence was reported in Kaiserslautern. 9:26 p.m.: Larceny of government property was reported in Greece. FEB. 20 5 p.m.: Child endangerment was reported on Vogelweh Family Housing. 5:41 p.m.: A major traffic accident was reported in Hohenecken. FEB. 21 9:19 p.m.: A domestic assault was reported in Ramstein-Miesenbach. […]

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News

Photo by Senior Airman Hailey HauxRoosevelt “The Voice” Isaac, 86th Force Support Squadron accounting technician, sings an a cappella version of “Stand by Me” during the Black History Month luncheon Feb. 20 on Ramstein. Every year the Air Force celebrates Black History Month during the months of February with events to honor African-American heritage and history.

Black History Month luncheon

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News

Photo by Capt. Royal ReffMaster Sgt. Angela Parker, senior human resources professional with Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, holds a photograph of Congressional Medal of Honor winner Staff Sgt. Ruben Rivers during a visit to the Lorraine American Cemetery Monday in St. Avold, France. Rivers is one of only seven African-American Soldiers awarded the Medal of Honor for service during World War II.

Air defenders honor African-American World War II Medal of Honor recipient

by Capt. Royal Reff
10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command Public Affairs

By Sept. 2, 1945, more than 16 million Americans had donned uniforms and served in the U.S. military to fight and win World War II. Of those, more than 1 million were African-Americans who served in all branches of the military and combat theaters.

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News

Bundeswehr firefighters visit Ramstein

Bundeswehr firefighters visit Ramstein

Photos by Airman Dymekre Allen
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Twenty members of the Bundeswehr fire department visited Fire Station 1 on Ramstein to conduct fire drills during which they were given a tour of the facilities and learned how to operate the systems of base fire trucks. This allows the Bundeswehr to have the capability to work alongside Ramstein […]

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News

Photo by Dijon RolleLiliana Taboas and her mother Lucero Hernandez get a closer look at an African-American history poster during the Black History Month Extravaganza Feb. 20. Members of the garrison’s Equal Opportunity Working Group hosted the event at the Kaiserslautern Military Community Center food court. The poster was just one of several items on display during the community event, which also featured dancing, singing and musical performances.

Pointing to the past

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