Archive for May, 2014


Health

Agencies partner for Your Healthy Lifestyle Festival

Agencies partner for Your Healthy Lifestyle Festival

by Kevin Robinson
Defense Commissary Agency Public Affairs

The Defense Commissary Agency will unveil the Your Healthy Lifestyle Festival June 6 through July 6 at 236 installations worldwide.

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Features

Photo by Dijon RolleArmy Safety DayPfc. Daniel Martiniuc tests his coordination while participating in a demonstration at the Army Substance Abuse Program table. The table was one of several set up in support of the garrison’s annual Safety Day event May 21 at the Rhine Ordnance Barracks Special Events Center. The event is designed to promote overall safety awareness and provide additional training opportunities for service members, civilians and families.

Army Safety Day

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Health

An Airman hands his common access card to a 786th Force Support Squadron fitness specialist May 23 at the Ramstein Northside Fitness Center on Ramstein. Members must register their ID card at the facility before using the 24/7 fitness program.

Registration before perspiration

Story and photo by Airman Larissa Greatwood
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Beginning in May, the Ramstein Northside Fitness Center has offered a program that allows customers to access the gym at all hours of the night any day of the week.

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News

Most pets importable stateside

by Robert Szostek
U.S. Army Europe Customs Public Affairs

People moving stateside this summer may take most types of pets with them if they plan ahead. However, endangered species laws prevent people from taking some turtles, birds and reptiles to the United States.

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Features

Families from the KMC scramble to purchase items from the new toy collection that was revealed May 17 at the Ramstein Base Exchange.

Exchange hosts fun family event

Photos by Airman 1st Class Michael Stuart

         

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Health

Mouthguards keep teeth safe

by Senior Airman Britanni McKnight
86th Dental Squadron dental assistant

The weather is getting warmer, and it is the season of outdoor sports. Twenty million children participate in various sport programs and another 80 million are involved in unsupervised recreational sports. Unfortunately, for those people playing in the game, there may not be enough time to react if they get caught in the line of fire during play. When participating in sporting events, the use of mouthguards is important in preventing injuries.

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Features

Photo by Capt. Candice MiloneAirmen with the 86th Medical Group participate in a tug-of-war during the 86th MDG MASH Bash May 16 on Ramstein. The second annual morale event included a costume contest, a  blindfolded cone “minefield” navigation course and more as a way to promote camaraderie and esprit de corps. The event was also a way for the 86th MDG Airmen to learn the history of mobile Army surgical hospitals and the television show “MASH,” which portrayed them and the role they played in American history.

86th MDG raises morale with MASH Bash

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Lifestyle

Courtesy photosVendors offer a variety of items at the medieval fest in Worms.

Medieval times return to Worms

by Petra Lessoing
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Worms will hold its 13th medieval fest, “Spectaculum,” today through Sunday in the local city park “Wäldchen.”

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Schools

Cub Scouts plant flags during a memorial service at the Luxembourg American Cemetery and Memorial May 26.

Scouts, family honor fallen service members

Photos by Tech. Sgt. Robert Webb

       

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Features

Staff Sgt. Wendell Reeder (right), survey team chief, 773rd Civil Support Team, 7th Civil Support Command, writes notes as he observes members of the HAZMAT Company, Civil Protection Regiment, Kosovo Security Forces, during a Defense Threat Reduction Agency-led exercise May 20.

7th CSC Soldiers train Kosovo HAZMAT unit

Story and photo by Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Chlosta
7th Civil Support Command Public Affairs

Soldiers from the 773rd Civil Support Team, 7th Civil Support Command, and one Iowa National Guard Soldier trained 20 members of the Kosovo Security Force’s fledgling HAZMAT unit on incident response procedures and HAZMAT equipment May 12 to 21 during a Defense Threat Reduction Agency-led exercise.

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